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SHERIFF USES GUN.
Has Desperate Battle With Six Chicago Thieves Near Racine. Racine, Wis., May 14. Thomas Burns, deputy sheriff of Racine county, battled with six desperate Chicago thieves yesterday two miles south of Corliss, on the line of the Milwaukee road. They were robbing a freight car and had piled up $3,000 worth of silks, bolts of cloth, boots and shoes and other goods when discovered The gang scattered in various direc tions. Burns commenced shooting. Two men were see nto drop and it was supposed they were killed. One of them arose and disappeared, but the Vpther was captured unhurt, brought to this city and lodged in jail. Train man armed with hammers and iron ,-iars came to the rescue of Burns. The man now in jail gave his name as George Mason, and made a confes- !on, telling who his partners were, and that thousands of dollars' worth of goods had been stolen in the last few months. OFFICERS FOR CHINKS. Gen. E. F. English of Yankton Hand ling Applications. Yankton, S. D., May 14.—Under di rection of the emperor of China, Amer icans with military experience are be ing recruited to officer the Chinese army. Gen. Edmond F. English is in charge of the movement and his head quarters are at Yankton, S. D. Gen. English was seen yesterday at his of fice. Stacks of letters of application were before him on his desk. He said: "We have nothing to conceal in this movement, yet we do not desire news paper notoriety. I have been solicited to secure applications from Americans of military experience to officer the Chinese army. The object is to secure the best talent possible and to put the army on a level with the powers of the world. I have been working on this project for three months and have been flooded with applications for com missions." GHOST IS CRAZY WOMAN. Wrapped in a oneet, She Makes Hair Stand. Aberdeen, S. D., May 14.—Mrs. John Basman, crazy, and wrapped in a sheet, frightened many a resident of the East side as she paraded the streets during the "dead" hours, mak ing many believe in the reality of grosts. Mrs. Basman is the mother of six children, 'the youngest but five months, and has been ailing for some time. She was pronounced insane by the board of insanity. HEART FAILS HE DROWNS. Fisherman Falls From River Bank During Seizure. Mora, Minn., May 14. John G. Smith, an old resident of Kanabec county, was found dead upon the banks of Knife river last night. Mr. Smith went fishing last Monday morn ing, and, not returning, a searching party was sent to look for him. He was a victim of heart disease, and it is supposed that during a seizure he fell from the dam into the rapid water and was drowned. FIND SIX SKELETONS. Believed to Be Remains of Persons Killed at a Roadhouse. Neenah, Wis., May 14. Six skele %ms were unearthed in the western part of the city yesterday by workmen who were digging In a sandpit. The skeletons are believed to b,e the re mains of persons who were murdered at a roadhouse which was located there in the early days of Wisconsin. Many disappearances from the road house were reported, but no arrests were ever made. 5 SWEPT BY FIRE. Blaze of Incendiary Origin Causes Loss of Twenty-Five Thousand. Chariton, Iowa, May 14—Fire of in cendiary origin damaged all the build ings on two sides of the public square yesterday, the total loss being about $25,000. Two men who were caught stealing goods from one of the burned stores are held on suspicion of being the firebugs. The fire broke out in an empty store building near the city hall. It spread in both directions rap idly. POLES TO HAVE BISHOP. Promise Is Made t6 Ripon Priest by Pope Pius. Milwaukee, May 14.—Polish Catho in America wjll receive recogni tion from Pope Pius by the appoint ment of a Polish bishop, according to a promise made by the pope to Father Wencelaus.. Kruszka of Ripon, who reached Milwaukee Tuesday night on his way to Ripon after spending a year In Rome. EDICT AGAINST KISSING. Freakish Order by the, Neenah Board of Health. Neenah, Wis., May 14.—The board of health has issued an edict against losing and. has askedthat the custom discontinued for the general good the public. It is asserted that the ractlce & dangerous in more ways one, and that it is the direct of the spread of contagious dis- DIETZ HOLDING HIS GROUND. Sheriff Has Not Yet Made Request for Militia. Hayward, Wis., May 15. Sheriff Peterson has not as yet made any re quest upon the governor for the militia to help capture Dietz. Peterson is now and has been all week out on the lower Chippewa making an effort with his own force to effect the capture. Responsible parties here wired the governor in Peterson's name for guns and ammunition, and these were promptly forwarded from Camp Doug las. It was the intention to arm some of the employes of the lumber com pany, but before the guns were fairly out of Hayward on their way to the dam, Deputy Giblin was met on his way in with word that the company had let its men go. The guns were t.hen returned to Hayward and are now being held for further orders. Dietz's home is forty-five miles from Hay ward, and the last sixteen miles is dif ficult of access. Many unreliable ru mors have gained circulation from the meager news that comes in from the besieging parties. The present indica tions are that Dietz is maintaining his ground. ACREAGE IS LARGEST. Never So Much Wheat in Ground So Early In Year. Crookston, Minn., May 15.—There is a larger acreage of wheat in the ground in the northwestern portion of the county at this time than ever be fore in any year where there have been flood conditions when the snow went oil, such as prevailed this spring. In the eastern portions of the county vvhere the soil is sandy, the bulk of the wheat is in, and many of the farmers have finished wheat seeding. The immense amount of ditch work done by the county and state in West ern Polk has proved of inestimable value this spring, and the acreage sown will be fully up to the average. ACTIONS INDICATE PEACE. Amalgamated Copper Officials Go East, Where Heinze Is. Helena, Mont., May 15.—Despite the denials of John MacGinnis. who is in New York, that there is any probabil ity of the United Copper company and the Amalgamated Copper company get ting together and settling their dif ferences, the developments each day show there was a solid foundation for the statement last Monday that the two warring corporations were reach ing an agreement and that peace was to reign between Heinze and the Amalgamated. After a conference in Butte, several Amalgamated officials hav6 started for New York, where Mr. Heinze went only a few days ago. MAN EATS RAT'S BAIT. Sanitarium Manager Munches Poi soned Biscuit by Mistake. Madison, Wis., May 15.—J. H. Bram hall, manager of a sanitarium located in this city, had a narrow escape from death by eating by mistake a poisoned rat biscuit in the basement of the building. Only the prompt attention of physicians averted fatal results. CHERRY PIT IN EAR KluL.3. Child Dies From Bursting of a Blood Vessel. Wauzeka, Wis., May 15.—John Kot loba, a six-year-old boy, died as the result of a cherry pit that he acci dentally got into his,ear. The parents tried to remove it but could not. The next morning a blood vessel burst, due to the swelling, and the child died in great agony. Pump Cracks His Skull. Winona, Minn., May 15.—B. Zepp, a workman, received probably fatal in juries in a peculiar manner here yes terday. He had assisted in taking a drive pump from the ground, and it extended up fully twenty-five feet. Zepp was on a ladder holding it firmly when the pipe broke and the pump fell, striking him on the head. He is in a critical condition. Burned by Explosion Madison, S. D., May 15.—A gasoline lamp exploded last evening in a dance hall in Oldham, twenty-two miles north of here, by which two persons were probably fatally injured and five more or less seriously hurt. The accident happened just before the arrival of the dancing party, or the list of injured would have been large. Turns on Gas. Appleton, Wis., May 15.—Fred Whit comb, a traveling man from Minneap olis, was found in a room at a local hotel unconscious. The gas jet in the room was o^en. He was soon revived but still is ill. He is despondent over the death of his wife, who, he says, died on the operating table a short time ago. Child Is Still Missing Rapid City, S. D., May 15.—The child of A. D. Harrington which was lost out on the mountains over two weeks ago, has not yet been found1. The child wandered away during the absence of its mother. k? *, •mi Indian Held for Burglary. Fargo, N. D., May 15.—Zitkanatocka is the name of a young Indian arrested at Fort Totten on the charge of break ing into the postofflce and taking let ters containing money. He recently arrived ithere from Canada. The president has issued a proc lamation for the entry of ceded lands of the Rosebud Indian reservation in South Dakota, beginning on Aug. 8 next. The lands will be selected by lot and a drawing will be established for that purpose. There are almost 400,000 acres of the ceded land and some of it is very fer tile. Much interest has been mani fested on the part* of would-be settlers and Commissioner Richards of the general land office said that he had re ceived no less than a thousand letters of inquiry concerning the opening. For the purpose of greater conven ience to entrymen the land offices at Chamberlain will be temporarily re moved to Bonesteel, which is only four miles from the reservation. The en tries at Bonesteel will continue from Aug. 8 to Sept. 10 and afterward, will be continued at Chamberlain. For the Settlers. Other details of the proclamation are as follows: "All persons are especially admon ished that under the said act of con gress, approved April 23, 1904, it is provided that no persons shall be per mitted to settle upon, occupy, or enter any of said ceded lands except in the manner prescribed in this proclama tion until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the same are opened to settlement and entry. After the expiration of the said period of sixty days, but not before, and until the expiration of three months after the same- shall have been opened for settlement and entry, as heretofore prescribed, any of the said lands remaining under the gen eral provisions of the homestead and townsite laws of the United States in like manner, as if the manner of effect ing such settlement, occupancy and entry had not been prescribed here in obedience to law, subject, however, to tje payment of four dollars per acre for the land entered, in the manner and at the time required by the said act of congress above mentioned. After expiration of three months and'not before, and until expiration of and not before, and until the expira tion of six months after the same shall have been opened foi\ settlement and WMWWMWMWWWMWW Preparations are rapidly being com pleted for the annual spring round-up of cattle on the great ranges of West ern South Dakota. Thousands of bronchos are being gathered for the use of the small army of cowboys and stockmen who will participate in the round-up. The round-up this spring will be more important than for years past owing to the severity of the spring storms, two of which were experienced during the month of April much later than usual. Opinions as to the losses differ greatly, some stockmen believing that the losses during the winter and spring will exceed 10 and may go be yond 15 per cent. Those who take this dismal view state that the round-up will develop the fact that the losses, especially in the Belle Fourche dis trict, are greater than the owners are willing to admit. Other cattlemen take a more hope ful view and express the opinion that the losses will not be greater than usual, and will be about the .average of the past few years. The result of the round-up will show which view is correct, and because of this, and the fact that the thousands of head of cattle which were last fall turned loose on the open range to shift for themselves—as was customary— were widely scattered by the ptorms of the winter and spring, keen interest is taken in what this spring's round-up will develop. Jack Whipple, general foreman of the round-up parties to be qperated under the direction of the Western South Dakota Stock Growers' associa tion, has introduced a new rule for the government, of the cowboys who will work under his supervision, which prohibits them' carrying firearms, cards and liquor while engaged in the round-up. The first round-up party will leave Fort Pierre May 18, and commence work at the mouth of Yellow Medicine The farmers living in the vicinity of Claremout, Putney, Groton and a num ber of other South Dakota towns are perfecting organizations having for their purpose the erection of grain ele vators in the towns, the intention be ing to have the elevators owned ex clusively by^the fanners and conducted by them. The movement has been started with the object of commanding a better price for the grains handled by elevators, the farmers charging that tbe line houses combine to keep the price down. President Issues Proclamation Tracts Will Be .Selected by Lotat Bonestcel— Rules for Opening. Cattle Losses Will Be Found Out—An Army of Cowboys and Cattlemen to En gage in the Work. entry as aforesaid and of said lands Remaining Undisposed of maay also be settled upon, occupied, and entered under the general pro visions of the same laws and in the same manner, subject however, to the payment of three dollars per avre for the land entered in the manner and at the times required by the same act of congress. "After the expiration of six months, and not before, after the same shall have been opened for settlement and entry, as aforesaid any of the said lands remaining undisposed of may be settled upon, occupied and entered under the general provisions of the same laws and in the same manner sub ject however, to the payment of two dollars and fifty cents per acre for the land entered in the manner and at the time required by the same act of con gress. And after the expiration of four years from the taking effect of this act, and not before, any of said lands remaining undisposed of shall be sold and disposed of for cash, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the secretary of th* interior, not more than six hundred and forty acres to one purchaser. History of Legislation. The enactment of the Burke bill into law, under which the executive proc lamation has been promulgated, was the most important accomplishment of the South Dakota delegation during the recent session of congress. The measure was the subject of friendly controversy between the president and the South Dakota members. On repre sentations made by persons interested in the welfare of the Indians, the for mer stated that it was his intention to veto the bill if it came to him in the form in which it passed the house. The objection raised was that the maximum price of three dollars as pro vided in the house bill was inade quate. After extended conferences on the subject of compromise was affect ed by fixing the price at four dollars an acre for the first three months. South Dakota members and' railroad men express the opinion that the Rose bud opening will increase the popula tion of the state by from 40,000 to 50, 000. It is expected that many of those who fail to secure entries on the reser vation will take land in other sections of the state. •HHtHWMMUWMMHMWMIH creek. Wagon No. 2 on this part of the range will leave Fort Pierre on May 25. Wagon No. 4 commences work on Mission creek May 25, and on the same day Wagon No. 5, to be known as the White River wagon, will cornn ence on Mission creek. Wagon No. 3 will start out on June 1, com mencing work at Bull Creek dam. On May 25 a round-'-p wagon, to be operated in connection with the other round-up parties, will start from the Cheyenne River Indian agency, and, with another wagon will gather togeth er such of the cattle belonging to white stockmen who have drifted to various portions of the Cheyenne Riv er reservation. On May 25 a horse round-up party will also start out from Cheyenne agency for the purpose of gathering together the thousands of horses which are running loose on the reservation. In the extreme northwestern part of South Dakota, in the Belle Fourche Sturgis district, the first round-up wagon will start on May 20 from Mc Quillan's ranch, on Alkali creek. On May 23 round-up, parties will start from Viewfleld and from Smithvilie. while on May 25 other parties wili commence work at the mouth of Bull creek and at Haley, on North Grand river. On June 1 another round-up wagon will commence work on Sulphur creek. These round-up parties will scour prac tically every acre of an immense area of country, and will make one of the most thorough round-ups of cattle in the history of the great ranges of South Dakota. During the winter and spring large numbers of cattle which are owned by white stockmen and are grazed on lands belonging to Indians, stray to all parts of the Indian reservation. For the purpose of gathering together these animals on the Rosebud reserva tion, six round-up parties will be de tailed for duty on the reservation. All of the parties will start work on May 25. ?:V Scarlet fever of a severe type is rag ing in Custer, Several deaths have oc curred. In the home of Agent Pervine, of the Burlington company, in one week's time three children, the entire family, died Erom the eeffct of the dis ease. At the first meeting of the new city council at Pierre Mayor Ewert an nounced his appointments for the com ing year. They are: City auditor Noah Newbanks city attorney, C. E Ba Land chief of police, C. "W. Rohrer, lllti South Dakota ?«neral Paragraphed. W W R. S. Stevens, ex-sheriff of Butte county, died suddenly at Terry. He was formerly in business in Dead wood. Miller will keep its militia company, the recent order to muster out having been rescinded, according to advices received by Capt. Coquilette. Mrs. Tillie Lawrence,, wife of W. F. Lawrence, a prominent ranchman of Yankton, died after a lingering illness. Mrs. Lawrence leaves besides her hus band six children. The First National bank of Egan has been authorized to commence business. Its capital is $25,000. W. H. Pratt is president, T. E, Spaulding vice presi dent and A. B. Larson cashier. Burglars entered the saloon of B. A. Connelly at Irene and secured from the slot machine about $100 in coin. The money in the cash register was not taken, although it stood wide open. During a period of thirty days near ly fifty carloads of stock have been shipped from Viborg. At a conserva tive estimate the stock brought the farmers of this vicinity an aggregate of $40,000. a To judge from the start that has been made, more new buildings will be erected, new additions built, shade trees and shrubs set out, sidewalks im proved, water works system extended thap during any former year in the his to of a ha 4 A report made by the city treasurer proves that Beresford is in very good financial condition. The indebtedness of the town has been reduced to a sum less than $5,000, the reduction during the last six months having amounted to about $1,000. 'kW Mitchell's corn palace has been started for the fall of 1904 by the ap pointment of the committee to have charge of the affair. The dates select ed are from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, inclus ive, the palace opening on Monday aud closing the following Saturday. The business men of Volga hhve started a movement by which they hope to capture for Volga the fall meeting of the state coursing club. The meeting will last three days, and if held there will bring to Volga a large number of visitors from all parts of the state. Dr. James Griffin Conley, the old est practicing physician in South Da kota, died at Elk Point of pneumonia: aged 66. He graduated from Rush med ical college in 1862, and immediately was appointed surgeon of the Third Wisconsin infantry, serving through out the war. He came to Dakota In 1872. Farmers living northeast of Blunt have called a meeting for the purpose of putting in a farmers' telephone line to run from Blunt northeast into east ern Sully county. They believe that the convenience of such a line will more than repay them for the expense of construction. The little daughter of City Miarshal Fearing of Custer was saved from be ing buried alive by the merest acci dent. The little girl had been ill for several days with scarlet fever and the doctors and nurse pronounced her dead. Just before interment signs of sensibility were shown and the child was brought back to life. k^kk-k'k The Scotland school board has en gaged the following teachers: F. R. Sherwood, principal Miss Alice E. Thurston, assistant Mrs. F. Wash burn, grammar department Miss Inga Grundland, fifth and sixth grades Miss Katherine Muehmel, fourth Miss Anna Chrystal, third Miss Lola Campbell, primary Miss E. C. Searls, second primary Miss Nina Campbell, third. The jury In the case of James Couch vs. Lea Brooks, the city marshal of Belle Fourche, and his bondsmen, Ed gar Giles and H. T. Adams, has re turned a verdict exonerating the mar shal. It was a case of $20,000 damages Couch was being held a prisoner in the city jail when the marshal is alleged to have turned a hose upon him for misconduct. The suit was for alleged injuries. #^rkkkk k.k The joint institute for the teachers of Butte, Pennington and Meade coun ties will be held in the assembly room of the high school building at Sturgis June 7 to 17, both inclusive. The va rious rooms in the building will be utilized for special class work. About 200 teachers will be present. Prof. A D. Humbert of the school of mines will conduct, assisted by Miss Wilson oi Sioux City and Supt. Marshall of Rapid City. ym The new packet boat which is being constructed by Capt. Senechal at Fori Pierre has been placed in the water, and the upper works are being con structed while the machinery is being placed in position. This boat will be longer and narrower than any of th« boats now in use here, find will have more powerful engines, it being the intent of the captain to use her foi packet business on the river. It is ex pected that the boat will be ready tot -work by the first of next month William Lardner and wife eelebrate^?s? their Bilver wedding anniversary. Deadwood. 4' Bert Clouse and Art Palmer er started overland for St. Lou: their exhibit of wild animals. Ernest Porth committed suicide at): Deadwood by shooting himself. He had been gambling arid drinking heav ily. The new co-operative creamery at Flandreau has begun operations with O. M. Peterson of Minneapolis in charge. ^:,V The Sixth judicial circuit convention to nominate a successor to Judge Gaffey has been called for June 2 at Highmore. -X„¥| :-v hV v-A. The new Catholic church building at Fairfax is rapidly nearing completion. When completed Fairfax will have five church edifices. Mrs. S. G. Thornton, the wife of a well-known merchant of Elk Point, is dead of peritonitis at the age of 39. She leaves five grown children, dS&lS- Huron college will be represented at the national Y. M. C. A. convention W. Buffalo by Edward Van Ruschen.-'^ Charles Miller goes as one of the state delegates. 3k- \h A convention of teachers from the northern part of South Dakota was in session at Redfield for two days. In teresting addresses were made by prominent educators .£88sjp.'i-'. -V-'.-i An attempt was made to burn the Salvation Army barracks at Mitchell^'-' Two men saw flames ,and on investi^a tion it was ascertained that a carpet on the stage and some flags were sat*f urated with coal oil. ft 9 :i-. Andover is having something of a building boom this spring. Two new residences are almost completed and. excavating is being done for two more.' The creamery is increasing its busi ness to such an extent that it is neces-v sary to employ moi*e help. G. C. Ge|«-V hon of Parsons, Kan., 1b now assisting his brother in this institution, ,v. The Faulkton Bchool board has em gaged the following teachers: Prin»v,| cipal, Clyde H. King of Vermillion as/, sistant, Miss Effle Putney of Redfield grammar, Miss Gertrude Simpson in termediate, Miss Ruth Sisson pri mary, Miss Maud Thomas. Miss Put ney has been promoted from the inter mediate department to assistant prin cipal. The Scotland school board has envsl gaged the following teachers: F. Rs^, Sherwood, principal Miss Alice E^1" Thurston, assistant Mrs. F. Wash- burn, grammar department Miss Inga Grundland, fifth and sixth grades Miss Katherine Muehmel, fourth Miss Anna Chrystal, third »MIss Lola Campt bell, primary Miss E. C.' Searles, sec ond primary Miss Nina Campbell, third. ,1 In one day recently an aggregate of eleven carloads of fat cattle were ship ped from Geddes to Eastern markets^ On another day thirty-nine more car loads left. These were the first ship ments of the many hundreds of cattle which will be shipped from this Imme diate vicinity during the next ninety days. The two shipments will net the farmers who raised the cattle an,ag gregate of about $50,000. August Marquardt, a boy of 14, ]lv-'sfc ing five miles west of Groton, died frpm injuries received in a runaway. His horses, drawing a disk harrow, became unmanageable, and as they started to run be was thrown forward, striking his head on one of-the discs, cutting through the skull from between the eyes to the top of his head, penetrat ing the brain. A similar accident oc curred to a son of John Bonner, near Pierpont, this boy getting his foot caught in one of the disc braces and being dragged. He died from the ef fects of his injuries. A telephone message from Bath stated that Fred Wilber had been badly hurt in a run away. Through the efforts of Col. N. I. Lo thian of Humphrey post No. 42 of Mil bank, enough money has been collect ed to erect a soldiers' monument. The contract has been let and It is expects ed the dedication will take place Me morial day. The monument will cost $1,100. It will be of St. Cloud granite and be twenty feet high, and surmount ed by a soldier in bronze eight and one-half feet high. On the four sides of the base will be the words Shiloh, Vicksburg, Gettysburg and Appomat tox. On the column will be the G. A. R. badge and the inscription, "In mem ory of Union soldiers of the war of 1861-1865." The monument will be at Fourth avenue and Main street, one of the most commanding locations in the city. Many prominent men will take part in the dedication. The Pierre school board finds that, the, increased attendance in the cen tral school building demands greater room space before the opening of an other term, of school, and another building will be required. A large new grain elevator is to be erected at Fairview by the Reliance Grain company. It is. expected that another grain company now doing bu& iness there will erect a new .elevator during the coming summer* which would give Fairview excellent elevator facilities. v. *'i: