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Items of Local and Personal Interest Gathered Together During: Yj, the Past Week. ... News of Every Nature Showing That the Capital is Alive With Peo rjy pie and Events. pf gome Notes That Perhaps Will Prove Interesting, But Some Others That May Not. FITOM THUIISDAY'S DAII.V. It may be something of a chestnut here —but the Philadelphia Railroad Record talks to Its eastern reader*, where Pierre papers are never seen, as follows: "The citizens of Pierre made an honest light to retain the capital where a plurality of 12,000 votes placed it last year, and they have now won by a majority of 10,000, and we think the voters of South Dakota made no mistake. Pierre citizens have shown more pluck than any of her rivals. They spent money to open up the Sioux reser vation, to build a capital city, which is destined to be one of the prettiest in all the country: they have built a state cap ital free of cost to the taxpayers they have crected splendid hotels for the corn Tort and convenience of representatives and visitors they arc now building a rail way through Urown comity and the north ern part of the state to bo operated by the Northern Pacific, which will add many dollars to the price of products of South Dakota and at the same time cheapen the price of coal they have done all they promised and many times more. That Pierre, as tho capital, will cause the speedy development of the west is cer tain. and means much—everything. W. L. McLaughlin and E. \V. Martin, the two young Black Hills attorneys, re turned to Deadwood. The former stops over a day or two In Iluron and the latter pays a visit to his former home in Iowa, where his family is at present. Mr. Mc Laughliu was asked if there was a solid feeling for Moody in the liills and he asked in turn if we thought the report of the vote on the legislative vote indicated a solid movement for Mr. Moody. In other words he knew that there was a solid movement against Mr. Moody, which was largely shared in by good repub licans out there. It might be added that Mr. McLaughlin is a democrat. Mr. Martin was asked if he thought Col. Steele was in the field for the same honor now being sought by .Judge Tripp and Senator Moody, and he replied he thought not. He did not think the colonel would take it if lie could get it—and there is where he differs with the reporter. While driving out East End street yes terday evening tho reporter was again summoned into Mr. Hyde's palatial home to look over the lino heating system just placed in by Evans Bros, and Lawton, of this city. There are nine radiators placed through the house so as to heat it perfectly. They are of elegant de sign and is what is called Boynton's Hot Water system. This system is claimed to be much cheaper and more satisfactory than the steam or any other style of heat ing. The whole system cost about $1,000 and there are only a few other houses in the state that arc furnished with them these are in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, and possibly one or two in Yankton. While it is a now thing in this country, in the cast this system has met with un qualified success and Mr. Hyde's family is delighted with it. Rapid City Republican: Charles I'et tibone, of Sioux Falls, head of the direc tory business in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Grand Forks and other Dakota cities, ar rived in the city today and is looking over the Gateway. The company is now engaged in the preparation of a lfclt, Line directory which will include Deadwood, Lead, Central and Tcrrall. Mr. Pettibone goes to Deadwood tomorrow to superin tend the work. lie is considering the project for tho issue of a directory of Rapid City and Pennington county, to in clude Hill City, the mining camps and ranching regions of tho valleys. Such a directory, carefully prepared, would be invaluable, and the past work of Petti bone & Co. is a guarantee that if under taken it will be well done. Certain parties arc contemplating leas ing and enclosing tho level block of land just east of the Schubert drug store, and flooding It for a skating rink. It will undoubtedly be a source of good revonue. The usual trouble with Ice on the river is that the ice is more or less rough and sand blowing over It from the neighboring bars makes skates dull rapidly. There is also more or less danger from air holes. Manford E. Williams anil wife re turned to Miller this morning. We under stand Mrs. Williams has made a proposi tion to some of oar local vocalists to pro duce the cantata of Queen Esther in Pierre at an early date. The matter has been taken under advisement until it can be seen whether sufficient local talent can be induced to take hold of the matter to insure success. Dr. Balrd reports a fiuo fourteen pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams, of Stanley. This Is their fourth, but their first boy and "Buck'-' in his ex citement over the affair went through two runaways that day in which two buggies were smashed to pieces! He says the kid has a pair of lungs like a jackass and will havo to break every broncho he raises from now on! Lew Albright has bought a fine bred Scotch grayhound, that will be added to the list of chasers Thanksgiving day. He is not awfully handsome—but a good natured dog and a terror on the chase. A man by tho name of McGaflney, an inmate ot the poor-house, became violent ly unruly the othe other day and nearly kickcd tho jaw off an attendant. He was brought to tho city yesterday and the board of insanity adjudged him insane. He Is now in jail and as soon as Sheriff Guthrie learns there Is room for him at the Yankton asylum he will take him there. Adam Heinzklll has been doing a good business with his tread-way wood saw mill on Chapelle street the past season. He informs us he has sawed up and sold sis hundred cords of wood since last Jan uary. About one hundred and fifty cords of this he bought from Bad river Indians and the rest was shipped lu by rail. W. S. Wells returned last evening from his trip to Sioux Falls and Rochester. The Sioux.Falls Press says: W. S. Wells, of Pierre, who is given the credit of aid ing largely in the success of Pierre for the permanent capital, was in the city last evening, and leaves today for Rochester, Minnesota. Hon. J. A. Ward and family returned last evening and will at once occupy their new home in tho McDonald residence in East Pierre. Mr. Ward was in St. Paul, Aberdeen, Oakcs and Faulkton, on rail road business, while his family were vis iting old friends in Sioux Falls. Land Commissioner O. II. Parker and wife arrived in the city lust evening. Mr Parkers family are musical from the head to the youngest, and all possess well trained voices. Mr. Parker himself is an old institute conductor and is a lover of music on general principles. A. C. Warner, editor of the Clear Lake Advocate, returned home this morning. He reports Clear Lake people are satisfied witli tho result, viz: Pierre for the perm anent capital of South Dakota, and Clear Lake for the permanent capital of Deuel county. W. H. Fisher, who recently moved with his family to Pierre from Nebraska, has secured the room next to Pattison, Pratt & Mooney's office on Pierre street, and will open up an insurance and real estate office therein. Ho Is fitting up tho office today. Tom Phillips went out about twenty five miles southwest and came in yester day with two fine bucks. There were three in a bunch and he wounded the third but as there was no snow on tho ground he could not track it. Alman F. Woolson made final proof at the land office today, on his homestead near Itlunt. A Mr. Kleiiismith and W.W. Airhart each proved up on a tree claim in the same neighborhood. Ail old soldier was retired at Fort Sully the other day and with some &>00 came to Pierre. Wo understand tho first night lie was in town lie dropped ?lf0 of it in a Missouri avenue house. The party given by Mrs. Hannah Dur yee at the Park last evening was pro nounced a grand social event by those in attendance. Some fifty or sixty wore present and a delightful dance was a feature of the evening. According to the signs of the times it would bo a profitable) industry to go to raising shepherd dogs! There will be lots of sheep herds in this country next summer. E. B. Mooney is moving his frame of fice building that stood between Ben An drews' store and the meat market on Sioux avenue to a lot on Dakota avenue today. Who is Melvin R. Day? He is the pop ular humorist that appears at the Nation al Swedish Ladies' concert tomorrow evening. Tho genial Barney MeCrossan departed this morning foi Sioux Falls. Barney has a host of friends in all parts of the state. The Pierre City band will give a' street concert and parade this evening. This is probably the last of the season. C. H. Cunningham, of Sioux Fails, a prominent real estate dealer of that city, is stopping at tho Wells. The person who borrowed the postal guide of the postoffice is requested to re turn the same at once. T. J. Walsh,of Redfield,'ono of Spink county's best lawyers, is in the city oil business. B. .T. Templeton left this morning on a business trip to Boston and New York City. Tho Swedish nightingales tomorrow night at tho rink. Packed house, sure. Mr. Foster and Harry Woodis returned to Aberdeen this morning. Dr. Wm. E. Hill went to Blunt today on professional business. L. H. Bailey, the land register, went to Huron today. A. B. Melville, the Huron lawyer, came in lasteveniug. W. W. Girton returned to Vilas this morning. The governor returned last night. from FrMar** DtUjr. General Sullivan returned to Huron this morning. He has it figured down fine by the time the next boom fairly strikes the state, Pierre will have three or more railroads leading to her from the south east, northeast and east-and then she will vault into a full fledged city in a way that no western city, has yet accomplished. Every Pierre citizen believes the samo thing, The opera house hole out on Dakota avonue Is attracting business. According to signs on business houses .recently placed there, there is a meat market, real estate and hardware business about to start up. These buildings will again have to be moved two years hence to mako room for stately brick blocks—no use to talk, gentlemen, it will have to be 1 There Is'nothing that is much better in the way of advertising the late ceded lands west than a good artesian woll in the center of it. It will at the same time place Pierre well within the artesian belt Justus much as though she had a well. Geo. Francis, clerk at tho Phenix hotel, informs us that- Mrs. L. B. Ryan has leased the Northwestern hotel and will move therein tho first of next week. Mrs. Ryan has made a success of the management of the Phenix and no donbt will succeed with the Northwestern, where much more and better facilities will be obtained for hotel business. This morning Chief of Police Darr stepped on board the passenger train just a moment before it started and spoko to a neatly dressed, fly looking young man by the name of Edwin Staggs, and the twain quit the car together. It appears he had forgotten to pay a bill to W. H. Johnson, of the Journal force, for ten weeks' board. He subsequently settled it. Hon. C. W. Stafford, of Day county, arrived in the city last evening and went out this morning. Mr. Stafford was among the "snowed under" candidates for the lagislature this fall, but takes his defeat in good shape. He was one of the leaders in the last house and he made hosts of friends here who regret he was not returned. There is not a militia company in the central or west portion of tho state. Pierre will have to have one—although just now if ono was organized, tho members would have to buy tneir own uniforms—owing to the depleted condition of the state fund for that purpose. You will see that nearly everyone will attend the National Swedisli Ladies' concert at the rink tonight. The ladies sang last night to a crowded house in Madison, where they gave great satisfac tion. They arrive in Pierre tonight. TlieChicago Times contains an inter view with Col. Bullard on tho Indian business. The colonel disposes of the question in his usual brusque way to a reporter at the Palmer House. The big genial Frank Watson came in last evening from DeSmct and returned homo tills morning. He was re-elected states attorney for Kingsbury county. L. T. Hazen, a prominent banker of Huron, and II. Heincmann, both mem bers of the lato campaign committee, ar rived in the city last evening. "Headquarters for Fort Pierre proper ty" are the words that cover the front of Dr. Steere's offieo building. Mr. Grilley and others arc starting it. Capt. Jas. Brysoti came in from Gettys burg today. His wife was elected school superintendent of Potter county by a handsome majority. A. W. Johnston & Co. have a big real estate sign painted on tho cast side of the brick block in which tlieir office is lo cated. At tho Wells: W. F. Wyckoff, Jamaica. New York F. LoCocq, Harrison Jas. S. Kiley, Winona D. F. Stoner, Madison. Morris Shea and a number of other farmers living near IJIunt, returned home on this' morning's passenger. R. H. Proudfoot has leased a portion of the electric light and street railway office, for his real estate office. The family of Attorney Gunderson re turned last evening from a visit among Minneapolis friends. C. II. Tcdman, the popular Leet & Knowlton representative, of Rochester, left this morning. John F. Goodes, of Aberdeen, is in the city on a business trip. He seems in fair ly good health. Mrs. L. E. Phares is having her liffuse on Dakota avenue dressed up in a new coat of paint. W. E. Ilerron, the stock buyer, went to his home near LeMars, Iowa, today. Hon. Frank LoCocq, of Harrison, was among last night's arrivals. T. J. Walsh, the Redlield attorney, re turned home this morning. Lieut. II. C. Hale came down fru.n Fori Bennett last evening. Circuit court adjourned today to Tues day, January 13. The temperature took something of a tumble today. State Auditor Taylor went home to day. A. B. Melville returned to Huron today. Governor Mellette went east today. From Saturday's Dally. As a sample of how the Sioux outbreak yarns got started, we heard a sensational liar in a crowd last evening say that "Buck" Williams had just come oyer from Stanley and reported 700 Sioux were en camped just above that town and there was not a squaw among them. Of course 'Buck" never said any such thing and as a matter of fact there aro not 700 Indians between Pierre and Cherry creek—there aro not 700 Indians on the entire land re cently ceded to-the government, includ ing Bad river Indians, squaws, papooses and all. Doug. Carlin, of Fort Bennett, who has nfarrled a Sioux woman, told parties In Fort Pierre yesterday that he had been with the Indians moro or less for thirteen years, and scouted the idea of there being trouble. He said he had never before seen them worked up to such a pitch over religious matters—but as to an outbreak—that was in the eye of news papers. of the east that took advantage of the situation to feed their readers with sensational matter and perhaps a few tendorfeet who had taken lands on the reservation. A young commercial traveler stopping at the Locke, says he has just been over North Dakota and in every town the citi zens were wrought up over what they presumed to be an immediate outbreak of Indians. At the little town of Lisbon, in the east part of that state he saw a com pany out drilling and seriously under the impression thoy would soon be shooting down groat swaths of Indians. But hero in Pierre, ho is surprised. There seems to bo not a particle of fear or concern over the matter, and when a Pierro man is asked about it, he laughs in a derisive sort of way. The fact is Pierre people would be as wild with terror as anybody If they seriously thought for a moment there was any cause for it. The Swedish ladies octette was greeted with a splendid house last evening and tho ladles grandly entertained their audience. It was an appreciative audience too, and every number was heartily en cored. Tho young ladles possess re markably woll trained voices and they flooded the hall with a deep, rich melody thit stirred the souls of any who love music. The young ladies looked very unique and winsome in their various styles of costume of their native land, and as a drawing card for a concert, is a very good schomc. Melvin R. Day, the comedian and recitationist, was very good and brought down tho house re peatedly with his specialties. The Bap tist church peoplo have the thanks of this city for the rare treat thoy brought to us, and may be congratulated, we prosumc, on the handsome profits arising to the credit of the church. Tho receipts of the concert last night was the handsome sum of S300. There were about 450 present including some twenty odd compllmcntaries. This nets tho Baptist peoplo a neat little sum. and it certainly beats giving oyster suppers, socials and the like, thereby saving tho ladles a vast amount of work and worry. It is also a vastly more satisfactory stylo of entertainment and the company does all tho work. Mr. E. P. Soverhlll, of Newark, New York, lias boon investing largely in Pierre realty and especially looking over Hughes county farms. He expects to return next Monday to Newark ami intends to place considerable Hughes county farm land among eastern parties. Hughes county and Pierre have a good many friends in old York state that can do us a great ileal of good and they will. Some twenty friends an class-mates of Miss Gertie Edson gave her a surprise last evening, it being the fourteenth an niversary of her birthday. After a piea^ ant evening spent with music and games* they returned home wishing her many happv returns of the day. Jim Barney and M. Sacquemain, two Sioux City commercial travelers that never sleep, came in last evening. Jim sported an enormous button-hole bououet last evening presented by the Swedish lady singers—or at least he claimed it was. Noah Nowbanks" horse which he rode in from his ranch on tho Cheyenne, got away today and made a successful swim of the Missouri about where the pontoon bridge was. It was captured as soon as it landed. Scores of Scandinavians waited upon tho young singers at the Locke last even ing. An effort was made to havo them remain over—but other engagements for bade the scheme. J. E. Shoop, the popular cleric who has been with the C. 0.1). store for some time, has accepted a more lucrative position in Denver. Colorado, -ind departed this morning. Judge Fuller and Stenographer Carpen ter returned to Faulkton today. It was noticed Carpenter had an eye on the fair Swede company that occupied seats near by. John Dillon received a telegram last evening stating his mother, at Blooming ton. Ind., was not expected to live. He took this morning's train for the east. Oliver V. Shill proved up at the land office today on his pre-emption, south half of north half of section L'2, town ship ill, range 78. Now it is Pinafore instead of Queen Estohr that =ome of the local musicians talk of giving the public before long. H. J. Wilson and wife havo moved from Sully county to this city to live. They mako their home in East Pierre. The finishing touches are being put to the Bartlett blocks, which vastly im proves their appearancc. The family of J. A. Crabbs, the mer chant, returned from their eastern visit last evening. J. H. Johnson, Barnard & Co's. north western rustler, left this morning for the east. Gershom Jones left this morning for Chicago on a business trip. Grant Kern has opened up a neat barber shop on Pierre street. E. C. Patterson and wife returned from Huron last evening. Father Bushman went to Huron this morning. J. II. McCord went down to Highmoro today. Prof, finkham went to Miller today. From Monday'* Dally. Real estate men and others arc daily re ceiving letters from nearly every portion of the United States by parties making inquiry about the price of property here, chances for business locations, ctc. A good many inquiries have also been re ceived during the past few days from par ties in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and other states asking if there are any good farm lands near Pierre, east of the river, to be bought at fair prices, and others are ask ing about the government land west of the river, and also about property in Fort Pierre and Stanley,. This would seem to indicate that- thp homeseeker, investor and artisan are now beginning to look to the northwest for pj-ospective homes and investment, and leads to the belief that the northwest. South Dakota, and partic ularly Pierre and tho country west of the river, are about to enter upon a new growth and that lively and prosperous times are not far in the future. A. L. Carter and W. H. Kephart of the FBKE PUESS, R. Matson, tho governor's private secretary and Jim Barney, the traveling man and several other Pierre ttes are at Cheyenne agency today watch ing the distribution of rations tho same as If there was no bloody Indian war rag ing (in the minds of the eastern press.) John Caldwell is up from Canning to day, and reports everything quiet in his neighborhood, the people in that part of the county having become imbued with the Idea that the soil will get down to its old time style of yielding forth mammoth vegetation, and that South Dakota will now come to the front in good shape. W. C. Garrett and wife, who have charge of one of tho reservation schools on the Rosebud reservation about 130 miles southwest of Pierre, arrived in Pierre Saturday evening to remain until the Messiah craze dies out. The agent sent word to them to come into the agency for safety, but as it was necessary for them to pass through the danccrs to get to the agency they thought it better to como to Pierre. Mr. Garrett does not think there will be any outbreak, but says the Indians arc greatly excited and arc in a humor for almost anything. Parker Now Era: Pierre celebrated her capital victory last Saturday night with quick music. Illuminations, booming cannon and speeches. Col. Dell Coy made next to the greatest effort of his life in a rattling speech—his greatest effort having been made in Turner county on the eve of the late election. Pete Lear brought to town this fore noon a half dozen wolf pelts. The bounty on these pelts is ¥3 a piece, and Pete gets a dollar more for the riw material. Lear has spent some time at the gold fields in Zeibach county, and had with him some rich specimens. A report was circulated that Ben Ash went over west of the river, met a horde of Sionx and was killed in the encounter. A reporter hunted Ben up later and was assured tho story was a canard. He said the Indians wanted him to be their Messiah. A good many teams now cross the first channel at the foot of Pierre street, and even some good loads of freight have been hauled across to the main channel, where Brown fc Maupin's flat boat transfers it over tho river to Fort Pierre. There are no new developments regard ing the proposed Indian outbreak. It is now believed that the reports of killing are false. The Indians are still dancing the spirit dance in places, but the excite ment appears to be subsiding. A good many inquiries are heard for tenant houses, which indicates that the city is filling up right along. A number are intending to rent houses with the un derstanding that they will build In the spring. Our merchants have sent several loads of goods to dealers west of the river, in Nowlin and other counties. Some of the ranchmen west of the river often take out a whole load of supplies. The literary circle will meet this even ing at 7: l."i, with Miss Hatch. A musical and literary program has been prepared. All who wish to join the society are in vited to be present A telegram was received at the state house today stating that L. N. Crill. senator-elect from Union county, had died. -Mr. Crill was elected on the inde pendent ticket. Axel Linquist, who will bi remembered as having run a jewelry store here in 1SS3, is about to open a jewelry store in the Storrs building at the head of Pierre street. The sportsmen are looking ahead with anticipated pleasure to the great jack rabbit chase which will occur north of town next Thursday—Thanksgiving day. Several loads of sight-seers went to Cheyenne agency today to see the monthly issue of rations, and perhaps hear more of the new-fangled Indian Messiah. There aro netting to be so many un gainly piles of dirt in the streets of Pierre that it would seem like a necessity to soon order all side streets up to grade. Not a day passes but a good many loads of hay are hauled to the city from differ ent portions of the county and sold around town at about W per ton. There will be an adjourned meeting of the city council this evening, at which timo it is uroposed to let the contract for grading Prospect street. Mrs. R. L. Kelly received a dispatch yesterday that her father died tho day before in Boston, where he was tem porarily staying. II. E. Mayhew, editor of the Letcher Blade, is spending a few days at the state capital. This office acknowledges a call. The report that Ben Ash's ghost came across from Fort Pierre yesterday after noon is all bosh—Ben was along. E. W. Eakin has been designated as special disbursing agent of the United States for the Pierre land office. Last evening seven or eight couules from Fort Pierre came over to attend services at the Baptist church. C. II. Watson's new residence on Grand avenue is rapidly approaching completion and will show off in fine style. Mrs. D. D. Doyle, with children, started this morning for Toronto, Canada, where see will visit with relatives. Mrs. George Smith entertained about fifteen of her lady friends at a tea party Saturday afternoon. W. H. Fisher now has his Pierre street insurance and real estate office in cozy shape for business. Receiver Eakin went down to Huron today, after having secured a passport to ensure his safety. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Palmer mourn the loss of their week old babe, which died this morning. City Attorney Horner is enclosing his promises near the court house with a sub stantial fence. 5Miss Cleo McMillan will give a party to her young friends at her home next Thurs day evening. Everybody remarks about the weather '—it's always in order—that is, it's been fine so far. Strangers can't help but admire the Schubert block—one of tho finest in the west. L. E. Girton returned to Vilas this morning, but may return in a few weeks. Mr. Broughton's family now occupy the Dr. Steere residence on tho hill. Harry IIowos has his lumber office in Hollembcck's real estate building. Miss Jo. Heislor, of Blunt, visited friends over Sunday in the city. The fact that the farmers of Hughes county frequently bring in,loads of pro duce, dressed hogs, etc., which they sell in the city at good prices, leads to the be lief that the termers of the great Missouri valley arc in a prosperous condition. R.'M. Bates and family have decided to spend the winter in Wisconsin. Ross Wheelon, the New York Life man, went to Madison today. Frank Bullard arrived Saturday cven Ing. From Tuesday'* Dally. Valley Springs Enterprise: A. W. Arm strong, of the firm of Armstrong & Torrey, proprietors of tho Valley Springs roller mills, returned from Pierre, S. D., on Thursday. He reports that her citizens are still celebrating the capital victory and business is "boomiug:" that P. F. Mc Clure's friends arc talking of running him for United States senator, but Mac says that he does not want any of that in his. Personally we have a great big warm spot in our heart for McCiure, but politically he is on the wrong side of the fence. His democratic proclivities divide us in pol itics so we are in favor of having Senator Moody retained at Washington. itevs. John Y. Ewart, of Miller, and A1 II. Carver, of Brookings, returned to their homes today. They assisted in tin? work of formally installing Rev. C. H. Johnson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, last Sunday. The church was filled with people and the services were very impressive. Funeral services of the child of Mr. and Mrs. E. IS. Palmer will be held at the family residence tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Jas. Oakey will conduct the services. About forty men and teams went to work grading on Decatur street early this morning. Work was commenced at Tenth street. Dirt will now be flying all over town. The children will be pleased tri know that there will be no school Thursday and Friday of this week—on account of Thanksgiving day, II. E. Mayhew, publisher of the Letcher Blade and ono of the leading republicans of the state, returned to Letcher today. II. li. Gillette, of the state secretary's office, went to Potter county today to look up some alleged election frauds. Chas. S. Ycomans left for the New England stales to day. lie will put in the winter visiting old home friends. Street Commissioner Stiever has put in the wings to the south side of the Re treat street bridge. Tams Bixby left this morning for Min neapolis. He is private secretary to Gov. Merriam. "Jimmio the kid," or J. II. Owen, went down to Hand county today on business matters. W. W. McDonald left this morning for New York on a business trip. Mrs. O. II. Parker and son Gene re turned to Brookings today. Dr. Robinson went to Blunt on profes sional matters today. Cortes Ford, the tinner, left for St. Paul this morning. II. It. Horner went to Blunt today on business matkrs. L. W. Needham left today for points in Minnesota. G. M. L. Ervin returned to Groton today. Commissioner Rowland returned home today. Major A. V. Lichen is again in the city. From Wednenday'H Dally. Governor Mellette came in last evening from a tour through hostile country north and east of here. He lias been to the front where terror stricken settlers were lieeing from savages—in their minds. The governor sent guns and amunition to as many places as he could accommodate. He also tells some pretty good stories about his recent trip to "hostile" country along the Missouri north of us. The Capital slops over in its excessive cuteness, occasionally. The FUEK PHESS never called Fessenden a Huron spy as it alleges this morning. So now! Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Weilman were the happy recipients of a splendid ten pound boy yesterday. The young man is to wear the name ot Walter Morton Well man. Irving Bath, publisher of the Pierre Democrat, is in an unusual excellent frame of mind today because of the ari rival of his family last evening. The Indian scare among the whites is becoming something similar in fervor and extent to that of the new Christ fad among the Indians. All parties to the rabbit hunt tomorrow should take along alight lunch, as it will not be over in time to reach town before 2 or 3 o'clock. People will stuff with stuffed turkev tomorrow and at night dream a whole flock of turkeys are tramping the stuffing out of them. Land Commissioner Parker went to Brookings today in order that he might eat Thanksgiving turkey at home. The governor says he is surprised, but has not heard a word from Chamberlain on Indiiln matters yet. E. Hausman has opened up a neat little barber shop near Brigg's drug store on Pierre street. Miss Ruth M. Davis left for Chicago today, where she has accepted a position of some sort. J. H. Houhlihan came in from Aber deen last evening aud is stopping at the Locke. The Sons of Veterans may be called out at any time now. Receiver Eakin returned from Sioux Falls last night. Jim Barney, the Indian scout, left this morning. Attorney Fawcett went to Blunt this morning. Father Bushman visited White Lake today. Jim Hall, of Fort Pierre, wont to Blunt today. John Goods returned to Aberdeen today.