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Vatiost! Brewer's Association Inaugu
rales a Campaign for
'Milwaukee, June 12. The United
Btates Brewers' assocation at its clos
ing session yesterday adopted a plat
form of principles in which it pledges
Itself to the abolition of the immoral
saloon and to the cause of temperance
In the use of intoxicats in the broad
est sense.
Cut Out Objectionable Features.
The brewers favor the elimination
#f the objectionable features of ttie re
tail liquor traffic and pledge their full
tst co-operation towards their eradica
tion. The brewers also declare that
it is a mistake to believe that the com
mercial interest of the brewers stands
oack of the excessive multiplication of
saloons or any of the unlawful or im
proper practices of the saloonkeeper.
Whenever a spirit of genuine in
juiry and rational betterment shall
lake the place of persecution, aiming
not at improvement but at the exter
mination of their business, the brew
»rB will welcome it and will gladly re
frain from participation in politics, it
is declared.
Will Help the Brewers.
A new national organization was
formed as a result of the fight ou pro
hibition. It will be known as the
United States Manufacturers and Mer
chants' association. While not dis
linctlv stated in the constitution, the
organization plans to help the brew
ers in their war on prohibition.
Chippewa Falls Woman Believes Par.
ent Murdered.
Chippewa. Falls. Wis., June 14. —.
Mrs. Ole S. Remol yesterday after
noon received back from the postmas
ted at Westby and Bloomington let
ters which she had written to her fa
ther. Christopher Hindkieves, with
the statement that he had not been
there. This leads her to give up her
last hope that he is alive and well, and
she believes he was murdered by Mrs.
Ounness. Mrs. Remol is communicat
ing with Laporte authorities, as she
learned from the postmaster there
that Mrs. Gunness had been receiving
Hindkleve's mail. Hindkieves left
here two years ago.
New Freight Rates Will Go in Effect
Sept. 1.
St. Paul, June 13.—Practically none
•of the so called staple commodities
has betn affected by the increase in
freight rates which lias been recom
mended to go into effect Sepl. 1 by
the Western Trunk Line association,
according to the statement of a lo
ral freight official close in touch with
the action of the freight association.
11 is also said that St. Paul, as well
as Minneapolis, receivers and ship
pers will not be materially affected
by the advance, while the increase of
rates on certain goods has noi been
great enough to nrike any apprecia
ble difference to the consumer.
J. H. Chaney, Assistant Librarian of
Historical 'Society, Passes Away.
St. Paul, June 13.—Josiah B. Cha
ney, for thirty-one years one of tlie
assistant librarians of the Minnesota
Historical society and an old settler
in St. Paul, died yesterday at his
home, following a paralytic stroke,
the second he had suffered in the past
two weeks.
He was In his eightieth year. Mr.
Chaney came to Minnesota in 1858,
settling at St. Anthony. He enlisted
In the war and served with the First
Minnesota battalion as a sharpshoot
er. After the war he settled in St.
Paul and had lived here ever since.
Married Man and Girl Taken Back to
8pooner, Wis.
Chippewa Falls Wis., June 12.
Sheriff Sullivan of Washburn county,
arrived in the city in charge of Joe
Wilson, forty-five years old, and May
Meyers, fifteen years, whom he had ar
rested in Eau Claire and was taking
them back to their homes at Spooner.
Wilson is charged with kidnapping th«
girl. After they arrived in Eau Claire
about a week ago and after llylng to
gether for a few days the man aban
doned the girl. Wilson has a wife and
family in Spooner.
Hit by Bicycle May Dia.
Marshalltown, Iowa, June 12.—E. M.
Santee, a wealthy retired farmer, was
run down by a bicycle rider and was
so severely injured that it is thought
that he will not live.
Dog Injures Bicyclist,
Eau Claire, Wis.. June 13.—F. B.
Sweeney of this city was attacked
by a savage dog as he was riding his
bicycle, the canine seizing him by
the leg and pulling him to the ground
with such force that he fractured his
Crushed to Death.
Tony, Wis., June 13.—H. C. Eiehus,
married, aged forty, was instantly
killed at Ingram, a station nine, miles
east of here on the Soo line, while
attempting to board a freight train.
The Exercises Will Be Held
The twenty-third annual commence
ment exercises of Dakota Wesleyan
university at Mitchell will open with
the recital of the school of elocution
and oratory Saturday evening, June
13. The baccalaureate sermon will
be delivered Sunday morning by
President Nicholson, and in the after
noon will be held the usual joint meet
ing of the Christian associations.
Sunday evening will be the annual
sermon by Rev. H. G. Leonard, nastor
of the First Methodist church of Far
go, N. D. Monday afternoon the ath
letic events will be held and Monday
evening the annual university ban
quet of the trustees and faculty.
Tuesday morning will be held the
first session of the board of directors,
at which time will be discussed the
successor of President Nicholson, who
retires from the college to accept the
position as secretary of the board
education of the general conference,
to which position he was recently
elected in Baltimore. Tuesday after
noon will be held the graduating ex
ercises of the academy under the di
rection of Principal Gilliland. In the
evening is the annual concert of the
school of music.
Wednesday afternoon will be the
grsHiiqting exercises of the normal
department, the address for which
will be made by Dr. Merton S. Rice
of Duluth. At 4 o'clock will be held
the annual meeting of the alumni of
the college of liberal arts, and their
annual banquet will be at 6 o'clock.
In the evening Dr. Rice will deliver
the address to the alumni.
Thursday morning will be the grad
uating exercises of the college depart
ment. The afternoon and evening
will be devoted to class reunions and
the banquet of the normal and special
Final Prooffs Will Add $3,000,000 to
Real Estate Assessment.
The state auditor's department has
received reports from all the land of
fices in the state, showing that
through final proofs, about a million
and a quarter acres of new land will
go on the tax rolls this year, which
will add more than $3,000,000 to the
real estate assessment.
While the counties in the eastern
part of the state show a small number
of final proofs, yet proofs in some
number were offered in all but ten of
the counties, the latter being: Clay,
Deuel, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Mc
Cook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody and
The final proofs by land districts
are: Pierre, 1,853 Chamberlain, 2,
869 Aberdeen. 590 Rapid City, 1,352
Mitchell, 1,036. These tracts by coun
ties are: Aurora, 8 Beadle, 3 Brook
ings, 2 Brown, 11 Brule, 28 Buffalo,
28 Butte, 402 Campbell, 111 Charles
Mix, 270 Clark, 15 Codington, 8
Custer, 60 Day, 20 Douglas, 1 Ed
munds, 72 Fall River, -iu Faulk, 41
Grant,-4 Gregory, 732 Hamlin, 3
Hand. 71 Hughes. 136: Hyde, 102
Jerauld, 7 Kingsbury, 2 Lawrence,
130 Lyman. 1,850 McPhcrson, 113
Marshall, 53 Meade. 138 Pennington,
572 Potter, 68 Roberts, 76 Sanborn,
1 Spink, 4 Stanley, 2,335 Sully, 56
Walworth, 86 Yankton, 1.
The only proof made in the older
setti«d counties was one lone tract in
Yankton, which must have been lost
for several years after ail the rest of
that part, of the state was in the hands
of private owners.
Captain of Cadets at Agricultural Col
lege Meets With Fatal Accident.
Robert Watson, captain of Company
B, college cadets, who was seriously
wounded on the college campus at
Brookings while taking part in a
sham battle for the purpose of enter
taining excursionists who had come
from all parts of the state to visit the
college, died from his injuries after
suffering two days of extreme pain.
Everything possible was done to save
the young man, eminent and skillful
surgeons, such as Dr. Spafford of
Flandreau, and Dr. Will Mayo of
Rochester, being called to attend, but
to no avail.
The young man's death casts a deep
gloom over Brookings at this time,
and marred to a great extent the
twenty-fifth annual state college com
mencement exercises. Capt. Watson
was an exemplary young man, twen
ty-two years of age, and the only son
of aged parents, residing at Mitchell,
the body being shipped to that place
for burial and was accompanied by a
squad of his company as an escort.
Huron is infested with sneak
thieves. Wednesday night Albert
Bempe caught one in his house. He
knocked down the intruder, called his
two sons, then tied the man securely
and called the police. The prisoner
was taken into custody.
During a severe thunderstorm at
Watertown the building .occupied by
Gayman's general store was struck by
lightning, resulting in a fire loss of $2,
500. Quick work of the fire depart
ment saved the building and the
greater pan. of the stock.
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Ingebert Johnson Slays Man With Whom
He Had Previously Had
a Quarrel.
Dickinson, N. D., June 14.—Murder
in cold blood .occurred at Horswile,
N. D., about thirty-five miles from this
city. Mons Igaard and Ingebert John
son, employed in the coal mines there,
became involved in a quarrel over a
load of coal and engaged in a fist
fight, in which Johnson got the worst
of it.
Feeling sore over his licking the lat
ter went to his home and loading his
shotgun went back in search of
Igaard. He found —m on his way
home with a load of coal. Johnson,
stepping in front of the horses, delib
erately fired at his man. The charge
shattered Igaard's knee and entered
his luugs, literally tearing them to
The victim lived for several hours
and suffered terrible agonies. There
was no help for him, as the shot were
scattered through his lungs and stom
Johnson went to Mott and gave him
self up to the authorities.
Platform Includes Public Ownership
and Direct Vote for resident.
Milwaukee, June 14. Wisconsin
Prohibitionists yesterday adjourned
sine die after naming a state ticket
and delegates at large to the national
convention as follows: Governor, W.
D. Cox, Milwaukee lieutenant gov
ernor, Charles H. Howard of Osh
kosli secretary of state. F. H. Park,
Racine treasurer, William Aguer,
Eau Claire attorney general, J. B.
Smith, Madison insurance commis
sioner, D. W. Emerson, Emerson.
The platform adopted contains
planks demanding a constitutional
amendment prohibiting the "sale, im
portation. exportation and transporta
tion" of alcoholic liquors for beverage
purposes the enforcement of the in
terstate commerce law regulating cor
porations public ownership of public
utilities prohibiting the advertise
ment in newspapers and magazines
of saloons or other places where liq
uor is sold and the nomination of pres
ident, vice president and United
States senator by direct vote of the
Des Moines Woman Goes to Store in
Disguise and Uses Dirk.
Des Moines, June 14. Disguising
herself in man's clothes and a false
mustache, Mrs. Maria Grundy took a
big dirk, went to the grocery store of
Henry Scavo and there stabbed Mrs.
Scavo and seriously injured ihe wom
an's husband. Mrs. Grundy then hast
ened home, disrobed and dressed her
self in female attire. In the melee in
the store, her mustache became dis
arranged and Scavo recognized her.
She was arrested and is awaiting trial.
Mrs. Grundy is the wife of a well-to-do
merchant of South Des Moines. She
asserts that her victims had been cir
culating untrue stories, intended to in
jure her husband's business.
Clamrrers at Prairie du Chien Pick Up
$5,000 Worth in One Day.
La Crosse, Wis., June 14.—The re
ceding of the Mississippi river follow
ing the flood stage of the last, few
days revealed thousands of dollars'
worth of pearls which were thrown
up by the high water. The clamming
industry has revived fll along this
section. Five thousand dollars' worth
of pearls were picked up at Prairie du
Chien yesterday, and valuable finds
are being reported from Genoa, Lan
sing, Victory and other river points.
J. H. Dillon, Suspect in Murray Mur
der Case, Will Get the Probe.
Marshalltown, Iowa, June 14.—John
H. Dillon, the man who was arrested
on suspicion of being implicated in
the murder of James E. Murray, near
Hampton last week, was held to the
grand jury yesterday without bond.
When first arrested Dillon gave the
name of Davis, but later acknowledg
ed that his correct name was Dillon.
The body of Murray was found under
a .bridge a short distance west of
Banker Would Rest.
Minneapolis, June 14.—After having
a few days ago consented to the con
solidation of the bank in which he
was president with another concern
so that he might retire after thirty
eight years' active service, Samuel A.
Harris unexpectedly died of pneumo
nia yesterday afternoon.
Body of Woman Found in River.
Minneapolis, June 14. Unable to
get work, Minnie Peterson, a domes
tic, is believed to have thrown herself
from one of the bridges which span
the Mississippi. The body was found
in the river near the Ramsey county
line late yesterday afternoon.
Corn Prospects Might Be Worse.
Webster City, Iowa, June 14.
Iowa's corn prospects are better than
thoy were a year ago, in spite of the
excessive moisture at the wrong time,
frosts and cut worms.
Wealthy Woman Hastens to Bedside
of Her Dying Parent.
Robbed of a prosperous business by
the memorable' Chicago fire, forced
thereby into other lines work and
Separated for eighteen years from
members of his family, Moses Pierce
has been found by his daughter, Mrs.
John Gougor, a wealthy society wom
an of Chicago.
It is probable that the aiiory of his
life would never have been known
to his friends at Glendive and likewise
a recent reunion of father and daugh
ter would not have occurred, except
for an apparently trivial circumstance.
"Dad" was in town one day a few
weeks ago, and while waiting to be
served at the office of a local lumber
company, he picked up a copy of a
well known trade journal. Turning
its pages, he pointed out to J. D. Cul
len, the company's manager, an ad
vertisemei^ of John Gouger, a Chica
go manufacturer, saying, "Did you
ever buy any goods of that man?"
Mr. Cullen replied that he had, and
then Mr. Pierce said, "That man is
my son-in-law."
Shortly after that "Dad" Pierce was
taken seriously ill, but even with
death apparently near he did not
break the silence that curtained his
past. life. But Mr. Cullen heard of his
illness and remembered the remark
called forth by the lumber advertise
ment. He thought he would chance a
telegram to John Gouger. Back came
a long wire, asking for full informa
tion, speedily followed by another
stating that Mrs. Gouger was on the
way from Chicago to Glendive.
Arriving in the midst of an un
usually severe snow storm, which
piled the drifts mountain high, in the
month of May, Mrs. Gouger was not
deterred or discouraged by the ele
ments. She demanded that she be
driven at once to the home of George
Zeller, twenty-five miles, from Glen
dive. Fifty dollars was the livery
man's price, but she did not demur.
The love and anxiety in her heart, re
pressed and yet strengthened through
eighteen years of waiting, would
brook no further delay when her aged
father was now so near.
The reunion at the Zeller home was
most happy. It seemed to give Mr.
Pierce renewed life, and he soon re
covered sufficient strength for driving
to Glendive and taking a train from
there to Chicago. It is said he can
only live a few days or weeks at the
most, but he is happy and contented
now that the long separation ia ended.
Montana Largey Is True to Schoolday
Montana Largey, nineteen years old,
daughter of the late Patrick Largey,
who was one of the millionaire miners
of Butte and an old associate of Sen
ator W. A. Clark, last week married
Ray McDonald, a $60 month clerk in
a cab office at Butte. She had turned
down numerous offers of well to do
sons of rich families of Butts.
Montana has a million in cash in
her own name, according to the court
decree In the settlement of the state
of her father. She has shipped her
automobile to San Francisco, where
she and her husband will start over
land on a honeymoon auto trip to
New York. Thence they will go to
Her husband was her schoolday
sweetheart. They left for San Fran
Six Horses Are Drowned and Owners
Have Narrow Escape.
An accident that nearly resulted fa
tally was the result of the high water
over the Red Rock coulee road. Jack
'Barber and L. Casinova were going
from Lloyd to Chinook with a load of
oats. They left the load at Skilland
and started across the flooded road in
a buggy. They had four of Barber's
horses. Just after crossing the coulee
bridge, the road turns around a bend
in Lhe coulee, which is very deep at
that point. They mistook the direc
tion of the road and drove right into
the coulee. The six horses were
drowned and the men only escaped by
clinging to a post until help came
from town.
Montana Board Rejects Bids for Main
After having been in the hands of
contractors far nineteen years, the
state board of prison commissioners
has decided to reject the three bids
which had been submitted for Its
maintenance, appointed Frank Conley
of Deer Lodge as warden, and will
hereafter directly conduct the institu
tion in behalf of the commonwealth.
There has been more or less confusion
over the equipment of the contractors,.
The board made a lease for one year
at $4,200 and»will submit the question
of purchase to the next legislative as
While endeavoriug to connect a
trolley with an overhead wire while
his car was moving backwards, Con
ductor William Hale of the Helena
Traction company lost his hold and
fell to the rails. The rear trucks of
the car, which was loaded to the
guards with a Sunday baseball crowd,
ran over him and he was beneath the
forward trucks when the car was
stopped. It became necessary for the
passengers to overturn the car to res
cue him. His injuries will be fatal.*
The royal family will go to Trondh
Jem June 30 and remain two weeks.
Mrs. Olea Bull Vaughan, the daugh
ter of Ole Bull, who at present resides
in America, has made a number of
gifts to theatrical societies in Bergen,
her distinguished father's home city.
Prof. Renault of Paris, who was
awarded the Nobel peace prize by the
Norwegian storthing, was granted an
honorary degree of D. C. L. by the
University of Christiania on his re
cent visit to the capital.
H. Odegaarden, the well known
bear hunter of Kildebygden, celebrat
ed the eightieth anniversary of his
birthday. He is able to take his hunt
ing tours, despite his advanced age,
but is obliged to wear glasses.
Hans Svenson Tliomle of Nordre
land, who died recently, bequeathed
20,000 crowns of his estate to ihe par
ish for the establishment of a school
in which young farmers m'fiy learn to
do carpenter work, blacksmithlng and
other practical work necessary ou the
farm. ...
In communities where large factories
have been established, the rate of tax
ation has been greatly reduced. In
Vardal the rate Is now only a little
more than one-half of what it was be
fore the establishment ol the large
cellulose factory, which pays one-half
of the taxes of the community.
In 1906 Norway had one postofflce
for every 784 inhabitants, being better
supplied with such offices in propor
tion to her population than any other
European country. Switzerland rank
ed next in this respect, having one
postofflce for every 875 Inhabitants.
Sweden had one office to every 1,730
inhabitants, and Denmark one to ev
ery 2,587.
Ludvlg Meyer, a prominent attor
ney, Is authority for the statement
that 650,000 Norwegians have emi
grated from their native land during
the last thirty-six years, and he says
that this is due to the fact that Nor
way has been unable to provide em
ployment for her sons and daughters.
He says that but for this loss of peo
ple Norway would now have a popu
lation of 3,225,000, and that if mor" en
terprise had been shown in the estab
lishment of new industries Norway
would not. have suffered such a heavy
loss. Thirty years ago the industries
of Norway supported only about 20,
000 now they support over 400,000,
and if the present industrial progress
of the country continues there will
soon be such demand for labor that
Norwegians will have no excuse for
emigrating to other lands.
The authorities of Gunedrson in
Vardo have sent a communication to
the president of the storthing, com
plaining that foreign trawlers are do
ing serious damage to the line fishing
along the coast of Finmarken, and
that they are carrying ou their opera
tions inside the territorial limit.The
complainants therefore request the
government to find means to prevent
further mischief on the part of these
foreign trawlers, suggesting that a
government cutter be sent to patrol
the coast of Finmarken. The depart
ment of commerce has begun an in
vestigation of these complaints and
will act as requested if the facts so
The compulsory school for "neglected
boys," known as "Tol'tes Gave," May
28, the fire being the result of a con
spiracy among the pupils of the insti
tution. Last winter a former teacher
in one of the compulsory schools of
Norway, Bjorn Evje, wrote a book en
titled "Under the Law," in which he
drew a graphic description of the con
ditions existing in those schools, with
a view to righting certain practices
which the author regards as abuses.
The book attracted widespread atten
tion and caused an investigation by
the government. News of this reach
ed the ears of the boys at the school,
"Toftes Gave," and they banded them
selves together to destroy it.
It is reported that a squadron of
Russian warships will pay a visit to
Stockholm during the summer.
About 1,000 laborers have recently
left Stockholm because of the strike
of the carpenters and builders.
It is announced that Emperor Will
iam will visit Sweden in his yacht,
Hohenzollern, during the summer.
Emma, the widow queen of Holland,
arrived at Stockholm the latter part
of May to visit Sofia, the widow queen
of Sweden. is
Gleanings of Important News of Norway, Sweden
and Denmark, with Occasional Comments*
The duke and ductwss of Soderman
land have gone to Karlsruhe to visit
Queen "Victoria, who is sojourning
there for the benefit of her health.
C. M. Carleson, editor of Socialdem
okraten, who was found guilty of les
majesty in writing an offensive articla
against the czar, has been sentenced
to three months imprisonment.
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Bishop Billing has received the
White Order of the Eagte, one of the
highest honors bestowed in Russia. i:
The strike of the painters of Stock
holm still remains unsettled, efforts of
mediation having proved ineffectual.
Anton Andreasson. a well known en
gineer of Stockholm, has gone bank
rupt. His liabilities are 800,000''
A private life saving crew has been
organiaed at the Swedish, capital, be
ing like those maintained at various
European ports.
The old Dramatic thealer has been
purchased by one ot the banks of
Stockholm and will be converted into
a place of business.
Hjalmar Rosen ins, ihe prominent
Swedish engineer, was recently elect'
ed a member of the. famous "lustitu-
tion of Naval Architects of London."
Queen Victoria has set aside a sum
of money to be used by Swedish phy
sicians iu the study of new treat*'.•
ment ot tumors originated by Dr. D®
Keating-Hart of Marseilles.
J. V, Wald, the painter who carried
a flag during the demonstration on la
bor day bearing the inscription,
"Down with the throne and the altar,"
has been sentenced to pay a fine of
300 crowns.
The mediator in the trouble be
tween the builders of Stockholm and
their employers has submitted a prop
osition for the consideration of the
contending parties. Its contents have
not as yet been announced.
John Bottiger has published the fol
lowing: "All persons who have in
their possession letters from King
Oscar II. which they might be willing
to deliver into the collection contained
in the royal family archive, are here
by requested to communicate with the
A Stockholm correspondent writes
that the reason for the prolonged ses
sion of the riksdag is to be found in
the riksdag itself. He says that the
lawmakers have got into the habit of
appointing all sorts of committees to
investigate this and that in connection
with the government, and they pass
all sorts of resolutions calling upon
the officials for information upon
matters of varying importance. All
this takes time, as well as money, and
when the Information called for is
placed in the hands of the members of
the riksdag, they profess to know it
all before.
Chamberlain F. C. H. E. Tobiesen is
dead at the age of seventy-nine. He
was prominent in the national railway
service of Denmark.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Feldthusen of
Faaborg celebrated their diamond
wedding May 29. Mr. Feldthusen was
born Sept. 5, 1810, and his wife Jan.
26,1823. Both are still in excellent
Quite a number of rather Important
business firms have gone to the w,all
during the past month. Among them
mav be mentioned A. N. Petersen of
Copenhagen, whose liabilities amount
to 800,000 crowns, and Christian Ol
son. also of Copenhagen, whose habili*
ties are 66,000 crowns.
The rigsdag has flually adjourned.
The session just closed is one of the
longest in the history of the country,
and also one of the most fruitful of re
sults. In fact, more important meas
ures were passed by this rigsdag than
by any other that has been assembled
since 184!), when the first rigsdag con
vened. At least such appears to be
the opinion of political observers in
The people of all Denmark have
been greatly mystified by the breaking
out of fires in various parts of Conen
hagen. Thfc fires began in April an^
continued for several weeks. It was
apparent that they were of incendiary
origin and it looked as if there was a
conspiracy to destroy the city. Until
recently the police were without cluea
as to the guilty parties, but now con
fessions hav? been wrung from two
brothers of rather tender age, and it
is believed tnat more information will
be obtained soon. It. is practically
certain' that 'some of the fires wera
started by an insane person.
Bishop Antboii Christian Bang, the'
primate of Norway, has returned to
Norway from the United States,
where he delivered a statue of Henrik
Wergeland to the Norwegians of
America on May 17. He thinks the
United States a wonderful land and la
ptoud of the record the Norwegians-'
have made there. He used warm
words of praise for the reception ac
corded him by his countrymen during
his visit. -it jt«
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