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4 ,fv^ i'''- -v "^, illEtfi &%' 'v^C r^'3A S^"*»* -1 *5 $vj ll^Y Ife •^"a V»$ ?.1 THE SCENE OF STRIFE Two Rustlers From the Powder River Country Arrive ntid Talk of tlie War. Pierre Firemen Lead in the Celebra tion—The Knights of Pythias Conclavo. Local aud (General .News Picked up in the City and Gleaned From F.xchiiiisrpji. F. T. French and brother, John. of Moody county, were callers at the I'kkss Fkkk ollice iift Friday. They with their families hud just relumed from tin- Pow der Kiver (Mont.) country, the scene of the recent war between the cattle syndi cates and socalled "rustlcrs'"of that re gion. These itemleiiien were tlie owners of a line ranch and small herd of cattle, but have disposed of their interests and are leturninit to South Dakota well pleas ed to make this state their permanent home. Their ranch was some twenty miles from the seem of the titriit near the now famous TA ranch. In which, they stale, as near as can no ascertained eighteen men were killed, the largest loss being sustained by the stockmen's forces. Mr. French says the latter have been em ploying roadaiients. bandits and toutrhs of the worst class to tilth I tlie "rustlers." or small stockmen and settlers, puyina them »i per day. furnishing them with arms and all necessaries, and also payins S.'V) per head for every "rustler" killed. Mr. French cites a number of cases where men who were and had been taking no psjrt in the trouble were deliberately shot down they were strivina to make them selves homes honestly and had accumu lated small herdsyf stock but had incur red the displeasure of the larse stock as sociations. who promptly had them put out of the wa\. perhaps in order to -lain a coveted range. They say the trouble will only end when the cattle syndicates will allow the settlers and small 'lattleuien criual rights on the range ground, as tlie latter are determined to protect them selves and will light if necessary to do so The l'ierrn firemen, have met and ap pointed commit lees to look alter the -Kb of July celebration. There is a citizens committee consisting of Mayor Kchr, ,l. C. Eager. F. M. March and A. I). Hengel. Kugene Cutting will look after getting a special train to run in, and to lixiug up the park. John Greenough will look after advertising and together with T. O. Rem ington will see to having tlie band and oilier good music in shape. Glen Lilli tridge and ICibert UelTebach will attend to the subscriptions. Arrangements are hardly yet started, but the boys have got the promise of a speech from Hon. Coe I. Crawford, while Judge Kellam, Governor Mellette and other notables ill be solic ited to share in the oratorical part of the program. Pierre can expect a big cele bration. and will have the lire boys to thank for it. On Tuesday evening between l'J.'i and 1 V) Knights of Pythias will arrive in the city tor tin purpose of holding the grand lodge session. Tlie local lodge of that or der has made some fine preparations to receive 'ind entertain the visiting dele gates. who will ivmain in the city two days and three nights. A committee will godewii the road to meet and escort them hero, while the band and resident mem bers will meet them at the train. Wednesday night they will give a sociable probably in the Fitch block. The house chajiiber In the state house lias been se cured for their meeting-. Miss Edna Carter and Mrs Cora Ernest will try to please an audience at tne opera house Saturday evening, .Iline 4. in concert and readings. Miss Cartel 1 has had careful training as a vocalist and will introduce new songs from popular operas. Mrs. Ernest promises to give new selec tions. including dramatic action and the "Portico scene"'from Komeo and Juliet. This will be the lirst appearance of Miss Carter since, her return from the east and the last appearance of Mrs. Ernest before her return the east. The entertain nii'iit will be one of pleasure arid worthy of your patronage. The Salem Pioneer-Register thus refers to a Pierre young lady, whose parents re side near tHe city: "The many friends of Miss Etlie Voorus will be pleaded to know that the school board at its meeting last Monday evening decided to retain her services as principal of the city schools for another year. Miss Voorus' reputa tion as a tirst-class teacher is not confined to the limits of our little city, and it (Min ing to the ears of the board that other towns were making an effort to secure her services, they concluded to close the con tract at once. The salary was fixed at $0.*) per month." Hughes county, to wliom was appor tioned ?1,000 of the ?2,ft00 asked from this judicial district, will raise the amount without much trouble, through the ener gy mainly of Col. Itullard and P. F. Mc Clure. On last Friday a subscription pa per started around among thestate otlials and business men was signed to overSToo. and the balance of the $1,000 will be easily raised among those in the city who have not beon seen, together with those in the county outside of Pierre. IJev. C. II. Johnson preaches his fare well sermon in the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning and during the fol lowing week will go to his new charge in Wllmar, Minn. Mr. Johnson and wife have made friends on all sides since their sojourn in the city, and thoir going will be regretted by all. Dr. Blackburn will take charge of the vacant pulpit, and give regular Sunday sermons as of old. The Rapid City Journal gives an ac count of the annual meeting of thestock iiolders of the Rapid City, Missouri River and St. Paul railway in that city, and among othei things says: "The president Richard C. Lake, reported to the stock holders that the company had during the lirst year of Its existence-surveyed. locat ed and platted 105 miles of its road, be sides securing valuable terminal facilities at Rapid City and FortPierie that the company had forty miles of Its road cross sectioned and a considerable portion of that graded." The report Is exceedingly flattering to the company and shows it was organized with tha intention of con structing and operatinga railroad between the Hills and eastern Dakota. Decoration day was observed in good shape. In the city Monday, under the aus pices of the G. A. R., S. of V. and W. R. C.. the program as printed last week being followed out. The. people of the city gen erally turned out to do honor to the. vet erans, and there was no half way style about it. The rink was thronged to its best capacity to hear the exercises, which passed olf in the best manner, and a large procession went to Riverside cemetry to strew the dead soldiers' graves with llowers. The day was all that could be de-lred for the event. The kkk Pickhs feels completely crushed by the smart references made to us in last Friday's Capital. Ireland has again demonstrated that as a journalist lie is 'way up. from exposing an opium joint to "touching" the gambling frater nity at so much a head to prevent telling on them. Ireland should secure a posi tion on the Arizona Kicker. He works the field here for all there is in it. hut it is not expansive enough. Royal It. .Stearns has received word from Hon. J. S. Clarkson, chairman of the National Republican committee, that his presence is requested in Minne apolis to consult regarding the work of tlie league in tin's state, of which he is secretary, and accordingly left for that scene of interest this morning. The .school board has employed Miss Emma Weils to teach in the Pierre public schools. Miss Wells, who ha? success fully filled a position in the Hrookings schwols for a year past, will return to the city .Saturday night for a short visit, after which she will go to Huntsville. Ala., to spend the vacation. Mrs. Cora Ernest ami Miss Edna Carter have been engaged to assist in the pro gram at the Chautauqua meeting at Lake Madison, and have been assigned the date of July.*i. Their presence then' will un doubtedly prove one of the best features of the gathering, to ('hautaui|uaus. The liluni Advocate prints two affida vits from Kevs. Clatworthy and Carpen ter, which shews another side to that ho tel bill controversy. When it comes to a question of veracity the verdict of the public will certainly be with the ministers as against l.awyi llotlmau. The Democrat went out of existence last wei-k, at least temporarily. The plant and good will may ultimately be merged into the new democratic weekly which will appear this week under the proprietorship of Steve Travis, who pro poses to name it the Times. Memorial services of the K. P. order will be held in the Episcopal church one week from uext Sunday morning. Chap lain Harry delivering the address. The lodge will meet at their hall at 0:30 in the morning and march in a bony, clothed in regalia, to the church. Frank I.illibridge's papers to establish him a* agent at Cheyenne have not been returned yet—that is. they have been re turned several times, someone having failed to cross a "t" or dot an "i," very particular are the government authori ties on such .matters. Hon. Harry Sheets has received an ap pointment as deputy warden of the state penitentiary and with his wife departed for Sioux Falls Wednesday, 'l'hev uve made l.o-ts of friends during their stay here, who will regret their absence. W. A. Shaw, the weatlier observer, lias been directed to try his hand at making local forecasts. Mr. Shaw is thoroughly familiar with the intricate duties of that business and will very likely give some gooil forecasts from this time on. The Indian school nine and the citv base ballists piayeil a nine-inning game at the grounds near the park, which resulted in a heavy score. There was bad playing oil both sides, but the red---kins won the game bv a big "njority of runs. .1. H. Owen went to Wessington yester day. He has contracted to stock a com plete lumber yard for the postmaster of that town. Alger. Jim is noted for his hustling qualities and generally captures everything he goes after. Mrs. Rivers, wife of Joe Rivers, who covered the bland with Indian allotments when the laud was thrown open to settle ment, lias beenal'owed to relinquish, thus giving Messrs Prondfoot and Goddard a Ithanee to perfect title. The contest in reading for the prize offered to the best reader in each grade of the Pierre public schools by Mr. Suther land. president of the board of education, will occur at the Methodist church on Friday evening. June :i. John Widlon and wife had their joy turned to sorrow Saturday when it was known that a line 10-pound boy that tame to their home would noverdraw the breath of life, having died before birth. Sympa thy is theirs. There will probably he about six leave Pierre to attend the convention in Minne apolis. As near as Known ihev will lie 11. li. Stearns, H. tilecklcr, J. H.Owen. R. W. Stewart, I. H. li*i!*»y and E. C. Patterson. A committee of four members of tlie city council inspected Farm island Tues day, and found everything in lirst-elass shape for a picnic for the erovyd at the Minneapolis convention, except a supply of grub. The literary societies of the Pierre high school will give a public entertainment for the benelit of the school library, on Wednesday evening June 6 in the nuk. Admission l." cents. The weather bureau has got in line with the elements lately. The Washing ing official who does the act can be con- It gratulated upon hitting it right when it has been a week of steady "fair, warmer." W. I. Walker, of Omaha, who was In the city several days this week, has se cured the contract to deliver beef to the Cheyenne agency. He had to go to New York City to close the contract. The report that J. C. McManlma and family are to return to Pierre soon is un warranted, as he Is not expecting to come back before fall, and then It will be to remain permanently. Col. I. W. Goodner. C. H. Anderson, H. J?. Gillette and C. C. Bennett spent Tues day and Wednesday at Huron learning the mysteries of the Knight Templar de grees of Masonry. The pontoon bridge will not be put In position again until after the annual June rise. As a consequence the Jim Leigh ton and the skiff linns are doing a thriving business. F. Morris Gordon, of Sioux City, is spending a few weeks in the city, looking after business Interests. He reports the store owned by himself and fatheras pros pering. ('has. ]!. Kelsey. the popular clerk at tie) Hotel Fowle. of Sioux City, visited relatives in the city this week and return ed with his wife, who preceded him on the Visit. Dr. ffm. M. Jilackburn will deliver the Haccalaureate sermon at the liaptist church Sunday evening at S o'clock, his subject being "The Worship of Success.'" Mis. Coe I. Crawford's mother, Mrs. Robinson, departs for her home in Iowa City tomorrow, accompanied by her grand daughter. MissMerriam. Two of the hose teams had a short race Monday, and developed the fact that therearesome pretty swiftsprintersamong the firemen. lie sure and attend the concert and reading at the rink Saturday night, given by Miss Edna Carter and Mrs. Cora Er:.est. The Indian school closes Friday, and tonight the pupils will give an entertain ment which will be well worth going to see. P. II. Haugan ha« returned from Minne sota and states he is ready to put up his mill here if he receives reasonable induce ments. .las. A. Ward, who a'tended the Yank ton contention and afterwards went to Cedar Rapids. Iowa, is expected back this Week. Rev. C. 1!. Clark will deliver the annual sermon for the city high ,-ehool in the Methodist church next Sunday evening. The Cheerful Givers held a social at the home of Mrs. ('. S. Crysler Inst evening, which was very well attended The city schools, after a week's round of entertainment and exi rcises, will close one week from tomorrow. The graduating exercises of the1 Pierre high school will occur on the evening of June in at the rink. Walter C. Fawcett. of Sioux Falls, has been in the city a portion of this week on legal business. Central avenue from the Wells house east will be opened, by order of the city council. The river rose several feet the last two days. It is the commencement of the June Hood. l'.ishop Hare returned from Fort Sully Tuesday and went east yesterday morn ing. Col. Laird has gone to Hot Springs to remain during the heated term. Miss Gertrude Pattison has returned from her visit to the Hills. An Excellent lieemre. I'ev. C. I! Ctark, of Miuhuii, who is to deliver his popular lecture "On ^the March." in the rink on next Monday ev ening, is one of the strongest speakers in the northwest. The appelatiou of "poet preacher," which is so commonly used when referring to l.iin, is one well earned. The pre*s speaks in the strongest teims of praise, and those who spend the evening with tlie speaker will be amoly repaid. Tiie following comments are among the many of similar nature: Aberdeen News: Rev. C. 1!. Claik, of Mitchell, gave a most interesting and in structive lecture Tuesday evening. He is one of the best speakers who has yet ap peared in Aberdeen. Chamberlain Register: It bristles with mirth, is a masterpiece of word painting and the conclusions of a keen observer of events during the struggle for national life. Mitchell Republican: His address was earnest, eloquent and logical, eminently worthy of the man whose reputation as au orator is second to none in the state. He carried them through the long weary months of the siege and final ly through the gates of the city, and as the rebel flag was torn from the Vicks burg court house and the stars and stripes after a banishment of two years, "once more kissed the skies," a perfect storm of applause burst from the audience. The prices for this lecture will be i',1 and 3." cents. You cannot afford to miss it. Commencement. The Presbyterian university commence ment exercises will be held in the rii)l Tuesday eveniug, commencing at 6:30 o'clock. Following is the program: Music. Prayer. Oration A Race Problem Samuel E. Foote. Oration Science not Skeptical Leon L. Smyihe. tisic. Oration.. ........American Humorists Arthur A. Palmer. Oration Nc Plus Ultra Charles S. Blackburn. Music. Oratiun Providence in History W. H. Clatworthy. Presentation of Diplomas by the President. Music. ,V Uenedlctton. «lrl Wanted. For general house work. Good wages and kind treatment given. Address Mils. Ciia.s. L. HVUK, 1'ierr*, S. D. mm MEN OF MARK Friends of the Public Who Gather News—Some Personal Sketch ed and Incidents of Brain Workers in the Highest Walks of Our Life. The reader of the morning paper who sits by his cozy fireside and is informed of what is transpiring in every quarter of the globe, seldom realizes tlie amount of actual labor necessary to ascertain, col lect. write, transmit and print this won derful mass of news. And yet, aside from the special dispatches, it is largely cen tered in one ollice, located near the tele graph building in New York, and presided over by a quiet gentleman in a most mas terly man.ier. William Henry Smith, manager of the Associated Press, is in the prime of life, and possesses a niir.d clear a? to tne re quirements of the public. To properly and promptly handle tlie mass of matter that passes through his hands is an enor mous undertaking, and one which may well tesi the capacity of any man. Mr. Smith lias always been an arduous work er. ami it is by no means .surprising that his health should, in the past, have suffer ed more or less thereby. The mental strain necessary to the performance of his duties caused dilliculties of digestion which are not easily overcome, and also a uremic colic,both painful and exhausting. All attempts to overcome these tenden sles by force of will power failed, and he consulted eminent physicians, among them Dr. lieriliol of Philadelphia. In spite, however, of the skill of these prac ticioners he grew worse constantly. The result can best be described in his own words. He said: "My brother, C. W. Smith, manager of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, came to visit me and seeing mv condition took upon himself to conduct my case, and so secured a preparation which. I have since learned, he had used successfully himself and in his family. I began its use and commenced improving at once. This im prove continued until now I am well, and wholly through the influence of Wat ner's S ifeCure. I have since then used the r.-uiedy with goon results in my fam ily. and keep it on hand constantly. I consid. it a remarkable medicine." George Alfred To\v :e:id. the famous newspaper curropoudeitt. who-e letters, written over the uon d» plume of "Gath." have attracted sueii wid- attention, said to the v. riter: "While in England I had a ideasant vi-it with ex-Gov. S. I!. Pack ard, our consul at Liverpool. We were remarking on the death of a number of distinguished Americans when the gov ernor said: 'Townsend, I can't seew hy so many of our public men are passing aw av victims of one dread scourge. There is no need of their dying if they will consent to avail themselves of what has been provid ed for them, as 1 hare.' Gov. Packard went on to describe his experience, and I found his symptoms correspond almost exactly to my own. I soon afterwards re turned to America, began the same treat ment. and when I had taken a number of bottles of Warner's Safe Cure—the leme dv Gov. Packard used anfl cotntnendi-d 'o me so strongly— I. too. was rid of back ache, bad tin ids. tired feelings, nervous prostration, irregular appetite, 'thick head.' and today am as sound as a nut. I' :ulicateil my disorder and removed it entirely. I regard it as a G-xisend to this country, where I'right's disease and all other kidney disorders are so prevalent." The above statements are not from ob scure source.-. but from gentlemen in the mot exalted stations of trust and respon sibility. and the aliinnations they make are the results of actual observation. Does it not stand to reason, therefore, that the article of which they speak is a most valuable one. and such as may be used with great benefit by jli who are suffering? FOOD AND DAIRY COMMISSION. T»v« l-Kentl:ilh tor a 1'mvuer T2iul Mill yiake Perli-ct itlead. The late repoi of the Minnc.sota ate food and dairy commission contains the results of a series of experiments made bv Prof. C. W. Drew, state chemist, to deter mine the strength and keeping qualities of tlie various baking powders. The report attaches great importance to these experiments, linking powders that vary in strength, or that readily lose strength before u.-e. are unreliable and will not give even results: besides, it is an indication of the use of improper :gredi enis in their compounding. The tests show the strength or leavening power of the Royal very much greater than that of the others. The uniformity of strength of all the samples of Royal tested, no matter what their agt. was remarkable. Its leavening power was practically un impaired even iu the oldest specimens The difference in the amount of leavening gas iu different samples ol the other brands was so great as to seriously impair their usefulness iu baking. As much as 24 per cent loss was found in sonic of the samples a few months old. All the sam ples of Royal examined by State Chemist Drew were reported of satisfactory strength und quality. Dr Drew states thin the Royal heingof greater strength than any other, and pos sessing better keeping qualities, it is the na»nral conclusion that it is tic best bak ing powder made. No tpo»itioii. lilttnt Advocate: There seems to be no opposition to,the nomination of Hon. Coe I. Crawford, on the republican ticket, to the ollice of attorney general. This fact gives Coe's friends great pleasure. If there is one man in South Dakota who de serves recognition at the. hands of the re publican party that man is Coe I. Craw ford and wo believe lie will not be for gotten when the proper lime arrives. JAS. A. ROSE. Wholesale and Retail DEALER IN Pierrs St. and Dakota Ave,. WE MEET BEAT ALL COMPETITION. :rhui-*rr. urns tl a:id i-th'-Chk-aso ana ion re thl: the rip. to Northwestern railway wid s»dl exrur uVKks Old Foinr Co/nfort. Ya.« and u::n, on arrouni of tin* nwuiinn of Trawler*' lYot^rtiVi' a^ociaiio::. at lowest iirst-i-ias fart' fur tin round Fur tickets and inforniarion apply a£r»*!it$ Chirairt) and Northwestern way company. The 'l'rutli ol li. Madison Dai'v Leader: The Vierre Fkkk l'lir.ss is aoinc to thwart .1. K. Hip pie's aspirations for state auditor because In? maligned the western half of the state durinu the nvo capital campaigns. It thinks such a man iu the auditor's chair would be to the injury of the. financial credit of the state. Kllliorsr the Idea. U'atirtowu I'ublic Opinion: As the salary of the attorney general of this stii v- is ti small lo [i-r nit of :he officer livincat the capital, it is a aood idea to eject a hris'it vouii'-' attorney to that of tiee who lives at the capital. ..ml Hon. Coe i. Crawford is the man. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. AVhen she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. Wiiea she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. Vher iK' liail Children, she gave them Castoria. Ho to Kemp Hros. for your wall paper and window shades. Wall paper at 5 cts. per roll and upwards. They have the Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. *. Hardware. Stoves. Tinware. Guns, Ammunition, "*h" '«""1 Wagon Covers, Tents. Barjbed. *Wire. Mechanics Tools. In fact, everything usualhj kept in ct ftr*t-c1ass hardware store, at the lowest living prices. lic-rre, S. JOHN" R. NYE & CO., DEALERS IN Fine Furniture. Car pets, Wall Paper. Picture Frames. Shade Goods. Baby Car riages. Our of rndoriakin fiorxU rhiirsrt' (if Mi*. ii 1 y. tht* on!y proiVs -ioni4! aiul Funeral Din-eior in f'iry. f!'"'• within '-itv limits STl BOOT HDD SROE STBRE! Keeps in Stock the Largest and Fin est Line of Footwear Ever Brought to this City. RAMSEY zEl TAILOR W ik— iv i.t ••iriz-'ii". thai "o yoars \v«j haw H-iUr.g Dr. ICins New Discovery fur Consumption. Dr. Kintr's .V\v PiiK Anii-'u •Sal\ i* and lO'.'trh' ISittor.^. and havt» r.ewr handN-d rha* M.di .vWi cr that hav»' suoli universal -ati-fartioa. \W do not to iruarani«*« thfin *-v •»ry tini'1. and \wtanu ivadv to refund ltic puivha.-e [u kv. ii tai-r'u«::ory results do M'»T Mtotr their havi* won ih»»ir -ivat popularity punsv Mil thoir merits. Y». .1. ARTISTIC AND RELIABLE TAILORING. Moderate Prices and First Class WorSfiiisnsiiip. Dakota hmm, Wo haiv received the Ia: rise World'- Columbian Exposition Illustrated the otti' ia! orsan of ti,e »reat fair. The object of tlii- publication is to sive e(m pVte authentic iii.-toriea! record of the Costjmljiaii Exposition. It contains thlrtv tu-n pases of official proi-ei-diiiis. and will £i\*• photographic illustrations ps'inted tin enatiieied paper, of ali the exhibits, bnild inir and attractions of the £reit fair. As a wark or art. eoiitaitiirs tlit- most inter- etitsji information, it is invariable to all who wish to keep up with the times and learn of the ureal international enterprise It uili lie published semi-monthly early in ur: fail, inakuiir eighteen cop'es for t*ie present year. Priee $4 a year po» p- ij. or 2.") cents a copy. .Sobscrmtions taken at this office, ivhere a samp' .- copy mav be seen, orsend 2.1 cents for a sample eopv to .!. 1. Campbell, editor and publisher. 21S I.aSa'ie street. Chieairn. in Hall }£ace* to .7Iti)2ie:i|iolli.. The Chicago and Northwestern Rail way company will sell from all stations on its lines within a radius of-'."0 miles of MinneaDolis. on June and A ii-om 1 •4 Call a Bjoliers's. on Dakota Avenue, ami iet prices. To tlie World** to ii inclusive, all stations more than 2.V) from Minneapolis on June 2 to inclusive, tickets to Minneapolis and return atone fare for the. round trip, tickets food for return pnssuae until June 2.*». 1SH2. on ac count of republican natioua: convention l*or tickets a:.d full iniorination applv to agents Chieaso and Northwestern Ii-ii' way company. A -Ulllioii Frleiitls. A friend iu need is a friend indeed, and no. less titan one million people have .onnd just such a friend L/r. Iviutr'i New Discovery for consumption, coughs and Colas. Tf yoti have never used this ceat. cough medicine one trial will con vince you that it has wonderful curative power- in all diseases of throat, chest and luiiq-s. Each bottle is guaranteed to do all that Is claimed or money will be re funded. Trial bottles free at s,.'Hu bert's driii: store. Large botties r,Oc and 81. itoiv Kate* lo Chicago antl Keturti. I'"r the democratic national convention :o t! greatest variety in stock. round trip. For tickets and full informa tion concernins dates of sale, etc.. applv be hold at Chicago June Si. aeents of ll,e Northwestern line will sell excursion 'ekets at the uate of one fare for the waVf''"18 Chicasrptlnd •s? S •j* Jf 1 & Northwestern ran- •i''