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The Past Several Days
Many Prominent Men Will Partioipati
in Mining Congress.
Hon. George IS. Roberts, director of
the mint, Washington, D. C., "The Pro
duction of Gold and Its Relation to the
Finances of thS Country."
Hon. J. L. Webster, Omaha, Neb.,
"The Money Metals and Their Influ
ence Upon Civilization."
C. L. Dlgnowtty, Boulder, Colo., "The
Revelation In Qold Mining and the
Economic Treatment of Low Grade
Ores for North'Carolina."
C. O. Bartlett, Cleveland, O., "The
Drying of Minerals."
A E if an S or
Colo., "Tiie Gold Ores of Ban Juan
POTATO "YIELD IMMENSE.
IS MOST DISASTROUS
Lead, S. D., Aug. 31.—The following
is the program that will be given at
the approaching national mining con
Hon. Leslie M. phaw, secretary of the
treasury of the United States, "Mining
Industry and Its Relation to American
Franklin H. Carpenter, Denver, Colo.,
Dr. J. N. Todd, state geologist of
South Dakota, Vermillion, S. D., "The
Geology of South Dakota."
Charles W. Merrill, Lead, S. D., "The
Cyanide Process as Used in the Home
Dr. C., C. O'Hara, State School of
Mines, Rapid City, S. D., "Geology and
Mineralogy of the Black Hills."
Professor J.' A. Holmes, chief of the
department of mines and metallurgy,
St. Louis exposition, St. Z.ouls, Mo.,
"The St. Louis Exposition."
Nelson H. Darton, geological survey,
Washington, D.' C., "The Geology of the
Dr. J. D. Irving, Smithsonian, Wash
ington, D. C., subject not reported.
Hon C. 35. Va,n Dusen, M. C., Nevada,
Mining Industry In Nevada."
E. W. Parker, Washington, D. C.,
John Blatchford, Terry, S. D., "Prac
tical Mining In Flat .Formations of the
ing Rain Play Havoc
\. With Grain.
CORN TWO WEEK8 BEHIND
If, However, the Weather Turn# Fa«
vorable and Remains 80, South
1% Dakota Will Produoe Heavy
Crop of Corn.
Canton, 8. D., Aug. 31.—The past
three days have been most disastrous
ones for South Dakota. It has rained
almost continually, over two Inches of
water 'ailing In the past forty-eight
hours, and the steady, soaking precipi
tation has been of a character well cal
culated to play havoc among the small
grain, which hud already suffered ma
terially from too much rain before this,
and has now become seriously dam
aged. Unless the weather changes
from wet to permanently dry almost
Immediately, the splendid cropB of
wheat, oats and barley that were har
vested but are still largely In the Held
unstacked and unthrashed will be com
pletely ruined. The corn crop Is also
In a critical condition because the rip
ening period for It Is rapidly drawing to
a close. It needs now about two weeks
of good ripening weather to make It
safe, while every day of rain, which
retards its maturity, hastens the crop
to a day of destruction by a frost. The
entire population of this state, and in
view of the practically complete fail
ure of the corn crop In certain partB
of Iowa and other states, the people
over the entire northwest are ab
sorbed with anxiety over the result
that awaits the South Dakota corn
crop. If the weather turns favorable
within a few days and remains so for
two weeks, this state will produce the
heaviest corn crop It has ever had.
Young Real Estate Dealer Strikes
Rloh in 8ully County.
Pierre, S. D„ Aug. 31.—J. J. Jackley,
a young real estate dealer who came
here fresh from Des Moines, la., college
last sprjng, has struck it rich In demon
strating what the land he sells can
do by planting in Sully county thirty
acres of potatoes. The thirty acres will
yield him, Judging from those already
du£, 8,000 bushels at least calculation.
Commissioner of Land Bach brought
from hla farm this week a bushel of the
finest apples seen In a long time. He
says around Hurley there are at least
Three Notorious Characters
Brought to Justice.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 81.—Three
men giving the names of George Coy,
John Strickman and William Tufts
have been brought to the Lawrence
county jail by Deputy United States
Marshal Jerry. C&rleton and Deputy
Marshal John Beldlng. These men
were arrested at Edgemont for alleged
moonshining and cattle stealing. They
ept Into a wrangle themselves and took
their case into court, where they were
arrested by the United States officers.
and that their arrest is a very import
ant one. There area number of wit
nesses who will, testify to having seen
cattle of strange brands in their, pos
session, andJt In also alleged that they
have manufactured whisky and sold
the same without the government li
Pierce, S. D." Aug. 81.—The fleurea
finally left by the state board of assp*«
ment are totsj valuation. 1211 oaK ina
an increase of|23.608,311 over laa't year!
|118j700, an Increase of JIJ.JOO
c&rs, $20,000, an increase of*5.000' rail,
roads, fM,061,9§Q. an increase of ti.125.
...... 1 form to the common black criclcet ex
it is believed this is the gang that has
$4,488,lWj-real estate, u*
an increase of U8.766.165 town
822,884,002? an increase of 8,79.654.
JpjpfsvefTterrts Indian Sohool.
D., Aug. si.-xhe depart-
r^ffsnt of the Interior'has filed plans and
jip£ctflca$ions feovecing the conatruc
the new carpenter and shoe
fthojw at the India-!*^ BChool, j-eplaciag
were btfrned. They w[Q
r. mar# complete
A Bunch of Illicit Whiskey Makers Are
Lodged in Jail.
Hot Springs, S. D., Aug. 28.—Several
moonshiners were arrested yesterday
at Edgmont, S. D., by Edmund Pa'tty,
sheriff of Fall River county, who took
them to Deadwood today where they
will be lodged in Jail and tried for mak
ing illicit whiskey. The manner in
which the arrest was brought about
has occasioned a great deal of com
ment. It seems the gang of men who
were arrested have been engaged
the business for some time, but were
located In Wyoming, Just across the
South Dakota line, where they wete
safe from the South Dakota officers.
But they sold their moonshine whis
key In Edgmont. The principal moon
shiners are George L. Coy, John Strick
land and two brothers and a man by
the name of Tufts, and these men had
a hired hand, one of of whom had not
been paid his wages for three months.
His bill was disputed and he brought
suit before a justice of the peace In
Edgmont, where the trial was held on
Monday last. All the moonshiners
were there, and before the trial was
ended the United States marshal for
South Dakota and his deputies and the
sheriff of this county stationed them
selves In the front and rear of the place
where the trial was being held, walked
Into the room and arrested "the gang,"
numbering In all about fifteen persons.
8EEKS A FRANCHI8E.
Nebraska Telphone Company Is Ask
ing for a Twenty Year Franchise,
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 28.—The Ne
braska Telephone company is asking
for a twenty-year franchise to operate
In this city. This company has bought
out the Black Hills Telephone and
Telegraph company, the latter having
seven years longer of Its franchise.
The Nebraska company promises to
spend $30,000 In Improvements In the
coming year If the franchise Is grant
ed. All of the company's wires are to
he placed underground.
THRESHING UNDER WAY.
Yield Is Excellent and Prospects
Salem, S. D., Aug. 28.—Threshing Is
well under way. Machines have pulled
In from Iowa to help handle the big
crop. Farmers are very anxious to get
the grain threshed, as wheat has been
selling close to the 70-cent point for
some days. Wheat will average about
20 bushels for the county. Some fields
are yielding only 16, but they were
struck by hall earlier In the season.
Oats run as high as 80 bushels, barley
about 70, spelt over 50. Corn pros
pects grow brighter every day. Hot
weather for nearly a week past has
helped It wonderfully.
VETERAN 8TAGE DRIVER.
D. J. Potter, Aged 70, Drives Daily to
Wesaington, 55 Miles.
Miller, S. D., Aug. 28.—D. L. Potter,
who drives the stage fifty-five miles
to Wesslngton Springs, is probably the
oldest mall carrier In the west, being
70, who labors under the Inconvenience
of having had both legs crushed and
broken at once, which occurred years
ago. When his stage lipset once com
ing in with cases of eggs and butter the
aged mall carrier felt quite put out, but
he generally makes the trips with dis
natch and- without accident.
Thieves Are Busy.
Canton, S. D., Aug. 28.—The officers
ofthis city and county continue to re
ceive notices of stolen horses and cat
tle from different parts of the state and
from outside of the state. Many cases
give reports of teams that are stolen
from off the streets while the owners,
who are In most instances farmers, are
In the cities doing business. Strange
as It may seem, while the cases of this
kind are numerous, in not a single one
have horses stolen In this manner ever
been heard from again, and no clew
to the identity or whereabouts of the
thieves can be discovered.
The first number of the Canton city
directory, compiled by J. F. Cooley, has
been completed and* Is now being de
livered to its subscribers. The work
gives good satisfaction. The city has
also been numbered and a free delivery
system will be the next thing in or
der. The publisher of the directory
has taken a private census of the city,
which shows a population of 2,600, an
increase of 600 In the last three yeara
Black Hills Suioides.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 28.- -Ro
Wells, a well known fireman on one
of the railroads, committed suicide by
taking an overdose of morphine. He
was a brother of M. E. Wells, formerly
master mechanic of the Burlington
company In this city.
Alonzo Bruce, a colored porter of one
of the saloons In this city, was found
dead this morning from apoplexy. He
was a nephew of Senator Bruce, the
colored statesman from Mississippi..
Belle Fourche, S. D., Aug. 27.—There
was a suicide near this city when Peter
Miller, a young man 23 yeara of age,
shot himself with his own gun. He
was very well known and is of a re
spected family. The reason of his
death Was a jilting he received from a
well known young lady of Belle
Huron, S. D., Aug. 28.—ThiB city was
visited an evening or two since by a
shower of crickets similar in sire and
been rustling o&ttle and horses along They came with a breese front the
th Wyoming/line for some time back northwest, and were so thick that side
that they were apparently blind,
wallw we*re covered
with them and
electric lights were dimmed. People
were annoyed with them everywhere,
and much trouble was experienced W
getting them out of clothing. By noon
the following day they had almost
entirely disappeared, but where they
went no one seemed to know.
Rancher 8avos Trairi.
Pierre. S. D., Aug. 28.—Another half
inch of jrain here last night washed out
the Northwestern track east of this
city and prevented the night train from
All the supports were washed from
under a culvert near Rousseau, leaving
the ties and. rails in place Andrew P.
Anderson, a rancher living near the
track, discovered this: .and ^raited on
the track with a lighted lantern to flag
the train, and had it not been for his
watchfulness the train would probably
have been In the ditch,
Wreck on BurHngtdft'^
Hot Springs, S. P., Aug. 28.—The Bur.
lington passenger train was: wrecked
here last night jus
"to n, The
train was the regular evening Jrwn
from the north and had unloaded th«
passengers and Was backing In to tha
tminyiftrd when it ran ov#F a cow on
the bridge One coach was thrown off
th® ,:tra.$Jt,.and off the waa
caught 6y the bank, preventing *ha*fl
tali. No one bwt,-.
Occupied an Eminent Positior
Among the North 8ioux
WAS TRUSTED BY INDIANS
Well Known by Large Number of Aber
deen People From His Many
Visits There—Other South
Aberdeen, S. D., Aug. 29.—Walter Ja
cobs came In last night from the
Standing Rock Indian reservation ancj
reports that Louis P. Primeau, the
noted Interpreter, was burled Satur
day, his deuth having been caused by
Brlght's disease, with which he had
suffered for several months. Mr. Pri
meau was here a few weeks ago and
went from here to Epiphany to con
sult Father Kruger about his case. It
was known here that he was failing but
It was not known that his case waa
so near an end. Louis Primeau was
the moat eminent Interpreter among
the Sioux, occupying about the same!
position among them that Uncle Paul
Boule&u did among the Chlppewas of
the northwest. For a great many years
both were noted for the excellence wltfy
which they could turn the Indian
language Into English, and the re-i
verse, and both were strong with their
people, who had every confidence In
them and trusted them Implicitly In
everything. The father of Louis Pri
meau was Charles Primeau, the first
white man to come into what Is now
the state of South Dakota to engage
In trading, which he entered upon near
where Pierre Is now located. The son
who grew up among the Indians was
their representative on many Import
ant occasions, the most recent being
when trouble appeared unavoidable
over the leasing of the reservation
lands. Then he went to Washington
upon request of President Roosevelt
and everything was arranged In a
satisfactory manner to the Indians.
The death of Louis P. Primeau will
be felt as a personal loss to quite a
number of Aberdeen people, who knew
him well from his visits here. While
they knew he could never recover
from the malady with which he was
afflicted, the news of his death will
be received with a shock.
MONUMENT TO 80LDIERS.
Funds Are Being Raised for This Im
Canton, S. D., Aug. 29.—The veterans
of the civil war and members of Gen
eral Lyon post, of this city, after con
siderable discussion have started a
movement that will result In the erec
tion of a handsome monument in mem
ory of the heroic dead of the Grand
Army that closed a bloody contest with
the surrender of General Lee In 1865.
A subscription paper to raise the nec
essary funds is being circulated and
The monument will be erected in the
court house square, facing south, and
will have a base 6% feet square and
will be 16 feet high, with a full sized
figure of a civil war veteran. The pro
posed inscription reads: "Erected by
General Lyon Post No. 11, G. A. B. In
Memory of Our Dead Comrades. A.
The design will cost $500.
8HERIFF MAKE8 HAUL.
With Assistant Captures a Plant of
Aberdeen, S. D., Aug. 29.—Sheriff Cole
and Chief Thompson last night made
.a capture that Is considered import
ant. They 'became aware that there
was a "plant" of stolen hardware near
town, and locating it had It watched
only about half an hour when two men
.drove up with a horse and buggy and
proceeded to load the stuff. The officers
made a rush in the dark and caught one
man, the other getting away though,
shot at several times. In the "plant"
were found eight new shotguns of line
make, several revolvers, a lot of
razors, over a hundred pocket knives
and other articles. The captured man
is in Jail, while word Is being sent out
In the hope of finding whose hard
ware store has been robbed of goods.
The officers also have the horse and
buggy, which has not been claimed
and which it is believed was also
Rain fell in this region again last
night and this forenoon, stopping all
work and it is feared wetting stacks
a good deal.
P. B. Austin, one of the oldest resi
dents of Spink county, died In Aber
deen yesterday, at.the age of 78 years.
He was the father of Mrs. 3. J. Mc
Caughey of this city.. He settled in
8pink county in 1881.
CANT HAVE HER CHILDREN.
The Case of Mrs. E.' P. Farmer Given a
Hearing This -Week.
Canton, S. D., Aug. 29.—The case of
Mrs. E. P. Farmer, involving the re
turn of her three children, who had
been sent to the Children's home at
Sioux Falls, came to a close here last
night after being vigorously prose
cuted for nearly six days, with the re
sult that the children will remain in
the Custody of the home for a period
of six months, and Judge Cuthbert will
then make an order as to their future
care. The case was tried upon the
claim that the Sioux Falls home is an
unfit place to keep the children and
they could be better cared for by the
mother, who had been recently de
clared Insane by the county board of
Colonel Knudson, attorney- for Mrs.
Farmer in the hearing, has" given no
tice of an appeal and will carry the
matter into the supreme court. The
affair" now promises to become a second
Jones county calf case.
IMPORTED OIL TESTED.
Founri Not to Be 8tandard in Either
Flash or Gravity
PlerryB. D., Aug. 29.—The Standard
Oil company has mought an'opportunity
to test the validity ©f the last legisla
tive enactment. A tew days ago their
shipped several baryel? which were
supposed by some. to. be below the
gravity test required.
The atate oll inspector was ^otlfled
and came in yesterday, and In making
hla test found one barrel which only
tested 45, while the Jowest the new law
allows is 46. He at once -condemned
this barrel. On this, action the com
pany has brought suit to test the law.
retaining Horner & Stewart of Pierre
attorneys to took' after the case. All
other oils shipped Ih since July, when
the law went into effect, have come
up, to-the flash wid fraylty test re
STOCK REJECT THE SPELT
Farmers Are at a Loss to Know the Di
Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 27.—A num
ber of farmers of this county report ar,
unusual experience In the feeding oi
spelt, a great deal of which was growr.
In the county this year. One farmer Ir
particular states that none of hli
stock, not even the hogs, will touch this
stock food this year. He raised a
quantity of the grain last year and
every animal on his place devoured 41
with apparent relish and grew fat upoi
It. But of this year's crop they will
have none. For his hogs the farmei
mixed oats with the spelt, but the hog(
ate only the oats, straining the spelt
out through their teeth. The exper
ience of other farmers has been about
the same and they have thus far beer
unable to solve the mystery as to what
is wrong with the grain.
REV. DAWSON WANTED.
He Skipped With Team, New Wife and
Huron. S. D., Aug. 27.—Rev. Bert (01
Burgess) Dawson, a minister of the
Christian denomination, is very much
wanted here. He was married on tha
16th inst. to Miss Dena M. L. Johnson,
daughter of a highly esteemed farmei
residing near Wesslngton, the cere
mony being performed by Rev. Menzo
B. Alnsworth, also a Christian min
ister, of Sioux Falls. Rev. Dawson was
announced to preach In Wesslngton on
Sunday, but failed to put in an appear
ance inquiry was made, but of his
whereabouts no one knew he had gone
without leaving his postofflce address.
It also transpired that a valuable team
of horses and some other mortgaged
property was missing, and the conclu
sion was readily reached that the rev
erend gentleman had "skipped" with
the team, his new Wife and other
"movables." A warrant was Issued
and placed in the hands of Sheriff Kerr
of this city, who Is now endeavoring tc
get upon the trail of the missing divine
and the mortgaged property. It Jfi
stated that Dawson has another wife
somewhere In this part of the great
northwest, but this report Is not con
firmed. Dawson is a fine looking man,
about 4 years old, weighs about 200
pounds he is smooth shaven, hair a
trifle tinged with gray he is probably
5 feet 9 Inches high, and a pleasant
tEtlker. His bride Is a veritable blonde
slender, 21 years of age, and fine look
ing. A reward Is offered for the ar
rest of the preacher and the recovery
of the property.
HEAVY THUNDER 8TORM8.
The Rainfall for August to Date Hai
Been 19.29 Inches.
Aberdeen, S. D., Aug.,27.—During the
past two nights heavy thunder storms
have prevailed over this region, the
precipitation reaching nearly two
Inches and bringing the total for the
month of August to date up to 5.89
Inches, and for the season up to 19.89
Inches. Among yields of wheat re
ported about here are a number on
corn ground which are large. John L.
Fritz had 31 bushels per acre on forty
acres of corn ground A. L. Freeman
had an average of 27 bushels on forty
acres of corn ground, and John Helmke
thrashed 2,046 bushels of wheat from
sixty-five acres of corn stubble, or a
little better than 30 bushels per acre.
Oats thrashed show from 52 to 68 bush
els per acre.
DROVE INTO A WIRE.
Sues the Telephone for $5,000 Damages
for Alleged Injuries.
Aberdeen, S. D„ Aug. 27.—Mrs. Ras
mussen of Sisseton has sued the Da
kota Central Telephone lines for $5,000
damages alleged to be the extent to
which she was Injured by driving into
a wire that was down and suspended
not far from the ground. It is as
serted that the wire was pulled down
by a farmer who drove against It with
a high hay loading or stacking rig,
a'nd that he failed to replace It or no
tify the company of what had hap
pened. It Is rumored that the com
pany, will go after him and after other
dffenders against the law who have
wilfully or accidentally torn down the
company's lines at different times.
HIGH AVERAGE OF VALUES.
The Average Prloe of Farm Lands in
8outh Dakota Reported.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 27.—The real
estate of Lawrence county stands the
highest of any other county in the
Btate, the average per acre being $30.30.
The highest average value of Sands in
any of the old settled farming counties
east of. the Misosurl river Is found in
Clay county, having $13.48. Sully coun
V7 made the lowest return per acre, it
being $2.60. The average value of all
lands in all the counties east of the
river is $4.14 per acre. Lawrence coun
ty taxpayers feel that there Is no Justi
fication in the statemeht that they are
trying to pay a smaller tax per capita
than residents of the eastern portion of
G. A. R. SHAM BATTLE.
The Annual Meeting of the Veterans
of Black Hills Next Week.
Piedmont. S. D., Aug. 27.—The pro
gram for the annual meeting of the
(3. A. R. of the Black Hills calls for a
sham battle. It is to be between vet
erans of the civil war and Spanish war
on the one side and the cowboys of the
Black Hills and surrounding country
on the other side. Colonel Patriquln
of Lead will be commander of the
whole- field, and Adjutant General
Conklin and Congressman Martin will
also be present. The K. P. band of
Lead has been engaged to furnish the
-Addition to Fish Hatchery.
Spearflsh, S. D„ Aug. 26.—The govern
ment 1B calling for plans and specifica
tions for a building to cost $5,000, which
will-be added to the Spearflsh fish hatch
ery. This hatchery is furnishing a million
minnows every season for the Black
ORDERED' TO VACATE.
Colored Man at CNve Causes Indigna
tion Among Citizens.
Des Moines, la,, Aug. 25.—After- a
futlle effort to dynamite the barn and
home of Anderson, a colored man
residing at Cllve^ a small town on the
Milwaukee, six miles west of Des
Moines, supposed White Caps have
pasted notices in conspicuous places
v^sinr.the, colored pojtul&Uon to flee,
and threatening all white men who em
ploy colored help or in any. way assist
the colored residents of that burg.' The
po§tl^g of the notices has str'^en ter
irdirto the hearts of the thT«at~ed, and
It is feared trouble may result.
Thisre artf 626 islands numberea 01.
.the Chart of the Mississippi north of
the giauth of the llllnois river, beaides
many little .fellow#^ that »e not con
sidered worth numbering. VTbe boat-
FP«n call theov "towbaads.'
SAFE TO PIECE'
Bold Robbery at Sioux Falls
Along Principal Busi
CROWD AT HOT SPRINGS
South Dakota's Favorite Resort Bein
Filled With Tourists—Bender Park
Being Injured by the Tim
Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 25.—Cracks
men early yesterday morning enteret
the meat market of John Archer, ant
after blowing the safe to pieces se
cured Its contents and fled, leaving not
the slightest clew which would aid the
officers In running them do^n.
The robbery was one of the boldest
in the history of the city, the building
being diagonally across from the gov
ernment building and postofflce, on the
principal business street.
The policeman on the beat was only
a few minutes before summoned to an
other part of his district.
While he was In company with an
other officer they heard the sound of
the explosion, and a short time later
discovered what had occurred, but the
cracksmen had made good their escape.
They secured all the cash which had
been taken In since the closing of the
banks Saturday afternoon.
It Is thought the robbers may liave
been the same men who on the morn
ing of the 18th inst. dynamited the safe
In the postofflce at Sherman.
TIMBER BUG AGAIN.
Working Destruction in Bender Park
to Great Extent.
Lead, S. D., Aug. 25.—Bender park,
which is one of the "most picturesque
places in the Hills, west of this city,
is being devastated by the timber bug,
which has already done so much dam
age In the Black Hills. The bugs have
already commenced to bore into the
bark and the result will be that there
will be brown patches here and there
next year. Immediate steps are being
taken to drive the bugs away. Coal:
oil, gasoline, sulphur smudges and
Paris green and other methods are
HOT 8PRING8 CROWDED.
Least a Hundred and Twenty Come
Twice Each Day.
Hot Springs, S. D„ Aug. 25.—All the
trains that arrive In Hot Springs now
are quite crowded. It is estimated by
a railroad official that at least 120 peo
ple come Into the Springs every morn
ing from eastern points, and almost as
many in the evening from the north.
The hotels are pretty well filled and
the boarding houses crowded to their
VISIT BLACK HILLS.
Captain Bullock With Theo. Roosevelt,
Jr., and a Cousin in Deadwood.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 25.—Captain
Seth Bullock, the personal friend of
President Roosevelt, started this morn
ing with Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and
a cousin, George Roosevelt, for Elmore,
a small hamlet on the Spearflsh river
twelve miles west of this city. The trip
was on horseback on horses from Cap
tain Bullock's own stables. The day'
will be spent in fishing. This is an in
itiatory trip to a month of pleasure.
They will return to Deadwood tonight
and expect to start tomorrow with a
camp wagon for a more extended trip
throughout the Black Hills forest re
serve. The boys are in excellent spir
its. Captain Bullock has promised
them some good "cat shooting."
FIRE AT VERMILLION.
Carelessness Causes the Destruction ot
Vermillion, S. D„ Aug. 25.—Fire yes-
terday afternoon destroyed D. C. Mil
ler's barn, together with" a large quan
tity of hay. The structure was being
painted, and to get rid of a hornet's
nest gasoline was poured on a cob and
stuck up against the pests after a
match had been applied. Of course,
there was little danger of the flames
attacking anything else, but they did,
and t}ie barn is now in ashes as a re
sult. It was partly covered by insur
ance. Miller's home is at the extreme
southeast limit of the city, directly
under the bluff, and the firemen could
do nothing with hose carts.
3LOODHOUND8 AFTER. CONVICT.
Sioux Falls Penitentiary Hounds
Plaoed on Track of Bowman.
Sioux Falls, S. D„ Aug. 25.—Two
bloodhounds purchased for the Sioux
Falsi penitentiary have been placed on
the track of Frank Bowman, the con
vict who made his escape from the
penitentiary last night. This is the
first tlmie the service of bloodhounds
have been required, bowman was serv
ing a term of two arid one-half years
from Turner county for grand larceny.
He was trusty and took advantage of a
favorable opportunity to make his es
cape. It is believed he will be recap
tured. His term of sentence would have
expired next April.
New Deadwood Bank.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 25.—A com
pany has been formed of Pennsylvania
ind local capitalists for the Black Hills
Trust and Savings bank. A bank will
be opened in a vacant building in this
:it.Y immediately. The company has
commenced the excavation for a flve
itory brick and stone building on the
sorner across from the hew Franklin
hotel, which will be occupied on the
first floor by the bank.
$10,000 Horse Sale.
Belle Fourche, S. D., Aug. 26.—Ten
thousand dollars worth of horses were
•old in one day by the Stock Commis
sion company in this city, which was
organised a short time ago. The aver
age price for the horses was about $50
per head. The sale was made at a
publlo auction, there being buyers
from all parts of the west.
Funds for a Library.
Arungton, S. D., Aug. 25.—A mass,
meeting and public, supper was g'hen
it the opera house Friday evening to
raise funds for the foundation of a pub
lic city llbrairy. A generous amount
In cash was taken and a large assort
I aiont of first class books brought in as
"1 nucleus for a collection. A commit
tee will visit the cities next vfeek and
make a selection of bdo&s for the lib
rary. The room for the institute has
been provided. Thfe work is under tha
4 the wpmw»'» ciub^n-pr"
Dangers for Timid Diners.
St. James' Gazette: If one were to
utudy the subject and rigidly avoid eating
all thing that are repuated to be bad for
one's health In one way or another. It
would probably be difficult to keep star
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have a tendency to appendicitis Is a very
long one. Sir Frederick Treves declares
that one of the deadliest sweetmeats Is
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preserved, Is almost equally risky, while
oranges, figs, raspberries—In fact, all
fruit with pips— are also very danger
ous eating. To still further limit our
dietary, htere are a number of other
things which may not be eaten by those
vho fear typhoid fever. The oyster scare
lias led to suplcion of all other shelflsh,
not only lobsters and crabs, but even the
hitherto considered harmless though
necessary shrimps and prawns.
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