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LAWMILL IS READY FOR GRIND. Legislature Organizes and Listens to Messages of Retiring and Incom ing Governors. The new legislature organized Tues day and in joint session listened to the messages of retiring Gov. Craw ford and incoming GOT. Vessey. Both asked the legislature to provide for the guaranty of bank deposits. Each of the governors asked also for depos itories for state funds and urged en actment of a law for a 2-cent passen ger fare in the state. With the in augural ceremonies out of the way at the state house, all interest in law making was left behind to enjoy the reception and ball. The senate selected as principal of ficers Frank M. Byrne, president pro tem of the senate L. M. Simons, of Butte, secretary Roscce Mercer, of Hyde, assistant secretary O. M. Os bon, of Beadle, sergeant-at-arms John McDonald, of Beadle, assistant ser geant-at-arms. The house selected as officers: M. J. Chaney, of Clay, speaker J. W. Cone, of' Minnehaha, chief clerk George Van Camp, of Hyde, first assistant H. Burden, of Pennington, second as sistant George B. McClellan, of Law rence, bill clerk W. E. Reeves, of Hand, chief of engrossing clerks Reed Matheny, of Spink, assistant E. M. Oscrip, of Lincoln, sergeant at-arms James Olsen, of Union, as sistant A. J. Crawford, of Grant, post master Frank Perdue, of Grant, as sistant R. W. Leavitt, of Kirgsbury, watchman Perry Oldfleld, of Clark, watchman. Senate Committee Chairmen. The legislature is singularly free from dictation from outsiders and the organization and committee appoint ments are being determined within the membership. The following com mittee chairmen will be appointed for the senate: Agriculture, Halman of Bon Hom me appropriations, Byrne of Faulk banks and banking, Holse of McCoolc charities and penal institutions, Good sell of Moody capitol building and grounds, Wiliamson of Sanborn, cities and municipal corporations, Bates of Minnehaha elections and towns, Mc pherson of Lawrence elections, Thor son of Minnehaha, education, Hawkins of Clay insurance, Dobin of Beadle incorporations, Johnson of Lake ir rigation, Stokes of Butte judiciary, Dillon of Yankton live stock, Yeager of Day mines and mining, May of Lawrence military affairs, Seward of Codington public buildings, Andrews of Turner public health, Robb of Sis seton printing, Hare of Pennington public institutions, Laxson of Lincoln railroads, Norbeck of Spink schools and public lands, Lockhart of Deuel state affairs, Ewert of Hughes tem perance, Johnson of Kingsbury warehouses and grain grading, Laur son of Minor ways and means, Scroggs of Union. House Chairmen. Following house chairmanships may be predicted: Judiciary, Morris of Minnehaha cities and municipalities, Larson of Minnehaha approprations, Cable of Lincoln banks and banking, Isenhuth of Spink clpitol building and grounds, Newell of Hughes, rules. Taylor of Brown state affairs, Wyman of Yank ton temperence, Fitch of Turner en grossed and enrolled bills, Johnson of Clark. County Option Pushed. One of the first measures which the session will have before it will be the Initiative petition for the county op tion law, which is being presented by the anti-saloon league of the state. Gov. Vessey began his official duties by Issuing a proclamation asking the people and various civic societies of the state to subscribe liberally to a fund for the stricken people of south ern Italy, urging haste and designat ing places where such contributions may be sent,, Thtf house showed its first streak of economy Wednesday when a warm dispute arose over the number of house journals to be printed for the session, and the question of what might be saved by restricting the journals brought on a warmer contest than generally comeB up over the ap propriation of thousands. Both houses completed the details of organization and seat drawing that day, with other matters In the line of getting started for the session, and one of the features was that of requir ing a certain number of the clerical force to "be stenographers and type writers. On account of the crowded condition of the old building it will be necessary for committees to secure rooms outside the building, and com mittees were appointed for that pur pose. A Scotch farmer went to town to bar* a tooth extracted. "I would advise you to have it nut by the painless system. It is only a shilling extra," said the dentist. He showed the apparatus for ad ministering gas, remarking that it woud cause him to fall asleep, and be fore he awoke the tooth would be out. After reluctantly consenting, the customer proceeded to open his purse. ."Oh, never mind paying now." f|"Hoots, I wasna thinkn' o" thot, but If I'm gaen ta sleep I thocht I wad like to coont ma sliver first." I Increase of $7,136,690 in South Dakota for October and November. That the people of the state are more prosperous than ever before is shown by the bank deposits. On Nov. 27 the total deposits of private individ uals in national and state banks amounted to $66,690,ld6. Of this amount the state banks were carrying $38,874,916, and the nationals $28,015, 413. The total increase, from the dates of former calls, Sept. 9 for state banks and Sept 23 for national banks was $7,136,690. Of this Increase the state banks secured $1,446,594 and the na tionals $5,690,106. This heavy increase for October and November came, no doubt, largely from the deposits of farmers who were marketing their crops. The showing MRS. S. WESLEY CLARK Wife of the Attorney General of South Dakota. is the highest ever made of individual bank deposits in this state. Another reservation bank has been incorporated in the Morristown State bank, at Morristown, Sclinasse coun ty. It is capitalized at $5,000, and the incorporators are J. W. Harris of Mo bridge and Orson Clark and J. Clark of Lemmon. Schnasse county is a part of the reserves which it is proposed to open to settlement next fall. Another bank incorported is the Vivian State bank, at Vivian Lyman county, with a capital of $5,000. BOTH SIDES SATISFIED. Ellis Children of Lead Ordered Plac ed in a Convent. After a dramatic trial at Deadwood, Judge Levi McGee ordered that the children of J. M. Ellis of Lead be placed in a convent at Sturgis until they become of age or until further rder ol' the court. The case has at acted much attention and involved lie alleged kidnapping of Edna Ellis, aged five, some months ago. It was a fight for the possession of the two small children by J. M. Ellis, their father, and Mrs. Margaret Bow man, their aunt, and resulted in many unpleasant charges being made. The sensation came when the attorney for the father denounced in open court the aunt making the complaint and scored a representative of the Chil dren's home of Sioux Falls. His remarks were cheered in the MRS. S. C. POLLEY Wife of Secretary of State of 8outh Dakota. courtroom and a demonstration folldw ed which was quickly quelled when the state's attorney moved to the court to punish the offenders for con tempt. Both sides to the controversy are satisfied with the court's ruling regarding the.children. Wages Here and Abroad. In Dundee a girl running a side of seventy-two spindles on a jute dry spinning frame makes $2.55 a week of fifty-five hours and pays $1.70 a week for board and lodging. Those running two sides make $3.89 a week. In similar jute mills in Massachusetts for a week of fifty-five hours a girl running one side of seventy-two spin dles makes $6 and for two sides makes $9, and pays about $2.75 a week for hoard.—Daily Consular and Trade Re ports. 11 a or Interest DEPOSITS AT HIGH POINT. ADVERTISING HOSPITALS. The South Dakota Medical society of the sixth district, with headquarters at Mitchell, has refused to admit Dr. C.. P. Farnsworth, superintendent of the Chamberlain sanitarium, to mem bership in that society, because that institution has carried a card in cer tain newspapers of the state, the Ar gus-Leader among them. In a recent letter to Dr. Farnsworth and Dr. Lindsay, Dr. Reamer, the secretary of the association, puts the refusal to ad mit on the ground that the hospital has done newspaper advertising, but Dr. Reamer does not say that he him self personally paid for and managed similar advertising for the Mitchell hospital. We think Dr. Reamer showed good business sense in publishing in a newspaper the location of his hospital and its reasonable claims to patron age, but if he is permitted to do this and still be elected secretary of the association, we see no reason why the Chamberlain institution should be dis criminated against. We do not know what the Chamber lain Sanitarium intends to do about it, but we know pretty well what any average business man would do. He would run his business to suit himself and accept no advice from com petitors. Physicians cannot keep their hold on the people if they advise them not to go to a hospital because its owners carry a card in a newspaper, and it will soon develop that the fight against such a hospital for such a reason must cease, An unreasonable position like this would soon tend to keep physi cians out of societies, and it would not be long before the so-called "regulars" found themselves in an uncomforta ble minority. It is barely possible that the position taken at Mitchell may have a tendency to raise this very question in the state in a way which will interest many who are more concerned with the upbuilding of fine hospitals and sanitariums in the state than they are in the rules of local or district or even state medical societies. The chamberlain institution will have the support, of the newspapers of the state, almost without exception, if it shall decide to throw down the glove.—Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, Monday, Jan. 4, 1909. HAVE PROSPEROUS YEAR. Citizens of Redfield and Spink County Have Had-Fair Share of Contracts have been let for the construction of a new line of sewer into Turtle river east of the city, at a cost of $20,000. This is the begin ning of a new sewer system for Red field, made necessary by the large increase in population since the old system was planned. E. J. Blain has acquired the prop erty formerly owned by the Frater nity Hall association of Humboldt ave nue, and will erect a new two-story office and store building, which will be occupied by the Doyon and Wyc kolf department store. A number of residences have also been contracted for, to be built as soon as the building season opens. "GOD SAVE THE KING." In a certain small English village there were two butchers living on the same street. One placarded his sau sage at one shilling a pound, and the rival promptly placed eight pence on his card. No. 1 then placed a notice in his window saying that sausage under one shilling could not be guaranteed. No. 2's response to this was the an nouncement, "I have supplied sau sages to the king." In the opposite window the follow ing morning appeared an extra large card bearing the words, "God Save the King." A French autoraomile that took part lr. the New York-Paris run was taken over recently to China, where the Due de Montpensier happened to come across it. He liked the looks of the car as it was taken from the steamer and immediately bought it for his own. He had the chauffeur drive the car up a steep incline to the top of the wall that runs about Perkin and then drove the car all the way arpund oisi this wall. It was the first time that a Seeing Pekin trip of this kind had been taken. 3 Prosperity. The past year has been a prosperous one for the citizens of Redfield and Spink county. Crops this year were very good on the average, and the good prices at which the fanners were able to turn off the produce makes them in a very satisfied frame of mind. Merchants of Redfield express themselves as well satisfied with the year's business, and, all things con sidered, it has been the best business year in the history of this part of the state. In the line of building and im provements things have not been In active. There are now in progress of construction a new high school build ing at a cost of $35,000 a new Con gregational church which will cost, in cluding. furnishing, $25,000, and a Masonic temple at a cost of about $20,000. In addition to this, C. R. Damuth has erected a two-story brick office and store building, and E. C. Issenhuth has erected a large brick automobile garage, said to be the best in the state. INTEREST MONEY. Schools Get Interest on School Fund to Amount of Over a Hundred Thou sand. The state land department has made the December apportionment of the interest and income fund to the public schools of the state, amounting to $105,466.50. By counties it Is: Aurora $1,236.40 Beadle 2,604.05 Bon Homme .v 2,489.50 Brookings 3,213.35 Brown 4,427.05 Brule 1,177.15 Buffalo 165.60 Butte 1,341.1" Campbell 1,417.95 Charles Mix 2,670.03 Clark 2,099.65 Slay 1,704.30 Codington 2,576.45 Custer 724.50 Davison 1,963.75 Day 3,415.50 Deuel 1,812.65 Douglas 1,644.25 Edmunds 1,453.85 Fall River 825.95 Grant 2.367.40 Hamlin 1,706,35 Hand 1,379.30 Hanson 1,336.55 Hughes 903.90 Faulk 1,125.40 Gregory 2,517.80 Hutchinson 3,196.50 Hyde 500.95 Ternuld 1,000.50 Kingsbury 2,726.20 Lake 2,726.20 Lawrence 3,472.10 Lincoln 2,682.05 Lyman 1,876.80 McCook 2,050.00 McPherson 1,771.20 Marshall 1,665.65 Meade 1,233.70 Miner 1,591.50 Minnehaha 5,695.95 Moody 1,941.65 Pennington 1,808.50 Potter 820.40 Roberts 2,991.85 Sanborn 1,284.10 Spink 2,637.20 Stanley 2,259.05 Sully 394.00 Turner 3,224.35 Union 2,277.00 Walworth 1,177.85 Yankton 2,630.20 Total $105,466.50 This distribution is on a. basis of 69 MRS. GEORGE G. JOHNSON Wife of the State Treasurer of South Dakota. cents for each pupil in the schools of the state. The total distribution in the June and December distributions for 1908 were $465,175.20, while the total for the previous year was $447, 901.50. The December distribution was on a basis of 152,850 pupils, an in crease of 6,628 for the year. COLLEGES TO HOLD REUNIONS. Interstate Association Founded by South Dakota and Iowa. The students and alumni of the Btate universities of South Dakota and Towa. at a meeting held at Sioux Falls, formed an association, with the object of holding annual reunions and ban quets hereafter. The association was perfected by the election of the fol lowing officers for the coming year: President, J. Howard Gates, Sioux Falls vice -president, J. J. Sharpe, Berresford secretary, Alfred G. Tor gerson, Beresford. Judge John T. Medln of Sioux Falls was elected a member of the executive committee. Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Canton are in the field for selections as the place for holding the next annual meeting, but the next meeting place has not yet been decided upon. An interesting feature of the re union and meeting just held was a banquet, at which President MacLean of the University of Iowa was the guest of honor and principal speaker. The toastmaster was J. Howard Gates of Sioux Falls. Under Other Circumstances. Pat got a job moving some kegs of powder, and to the alarm of the tore man was discovered smoking at his work. "Gracious," exclaimed the foreman. "Do you know what happened when a man smoked at this job some years ago? There was an explosion which blew up a dozen men." "That couldn't happen here," re turned Pat, calmly. "Why not?" "Cos there's only me and you," was the reply.—London News. Arthur Strang, a negro awaiting re noval to the Kansas penitentiary to erve a term for the brutal murder of AT. and Mrs. Louis B. Sternburg, Iropped dead from heart disease vhlle wrestling with another prisoner the county jail in Kansas City, Can. On account of a number of mem bers having gone home Sunday, both houses of the general assembly held short sessions Monday, about the only business transacted being new bills. The main senate action was upon a general negotiable instrument bill, fixing general forms for business transactions. The house members took several shots at the liquor inter ests by bills prohibiting public treat ing and prohibiting brewers or dis tillers from owning or operating sa loons within the state. Hunters will be interested in a bill which shortens the hunting season by making the opening Sept. 5 and re quires each hunter to secure a license. They all want the Inebriates, or at least it appears so, since Gov. Vessey recommended an asylum for then care. Highmore was first, and Dell Rapids comes next with Miller com ing down the stretch and others trail ing along behind. The indications are now that the proposition will mean a hot time between the various towns interested before It. Is finished. The railroads appear to be good ground for legislative material and Senator Thoreson of Minnehaha start ed six more on their way Tuesday, he wanting them to report wrecks and causes to report the number of ele vators on their lines to provide toilet roms in their stations to provide better safety appliances and requiring the railway commission to prosecute personal damage suits. Several other bills have been introduced and the indications are railroads will have plenty of attention. The principal house bills were to create six new counties on the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservations, giving the name of Mel lette to one of them. Another bill was to commit "dope fiends" to the in sane asylum at Yankton. The electoral commission is yet at a deadlock. A proposition on the part of Elector Shroeder to send an out side party has been refused on the part of the other opposing members, and another adjournment has been taken until tomorrow. The equal suffrage contingent starts early with its amendment, but this time only asks for a limited franchise for women,. granting that right upon those, who own property upon which they pay taxes. This, they think, will have the way to complete franchise later. Another proposed amendment to the constitution Is to allow an increase in state tax levies to 4 mills annually in case of need of such, with other tax provisions. The Brady bill not only attempts to restrict but absolutely prohibits the manufacture, sale or offering for sale of cigarettes or paper. A new element is to be sprung in the inebriate asylum proposition by prohibiting the use of the state-owned buildings at old Fort Sisseton for that purpose. Thorson of Minnehaha in the senate took a few more falls out of railways in bills requiring track scales and joint stations at crossing points. Another brick was hurled at the owners or stockholders of brew eries, prohibiting them taking anv part in the retail trade. The first bill to receive final action in either house came up in the house Wednesday afternoon. First of these was the Morris bill which requires precinct officers and county auditors to make immediate election returns outside the official returns. ill A AMOT J* __ I in the chair, oratory flowed free and untrammeled by rules that afternoon when the Dillon bill to return the money secured from North Carolina on bonds donated to the state be re turned. Senator Dillon, who spoke nearly two hours, charged that the whole transaction was tinctured with fraud, and that the state could do but one of two things, either return the cash, or go into a general collection business of bad debts of other states. Senator Dillon further charged that the whole scheme had its inception In Wall street by which the acceptance of the bonds was made possible, and that It was carried through by the joint efforts of ex-Senator Butler of South Carolina, ex-Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota, Wheeler and Peck ham of New York and R. W. Stewart, at that time a state senator, the two latter being employed attorneys of the New York contingent back of the deal. He spurned any offer to trans fer tainted money to any fund of the state on the ground that it would blight any institution to which it "was transferred. Senator Curtis of Brown, who had moved to amend the bill to place the money in the school fund, recounted A joint installation of the officers elect of Kilpatrick Post No. 4, G. A. R., and Kilpatrick Relief Corps No. 2 was held at Huron. Col. J. B. Geddis in stalled the officers for the post and past department president, Ruth Thomas, installed the officers for the corps. There is strong sentiment ex pressed among Grand Army men here in favor of H. E. pewey of Lead City for department commander. A num ber of posts throughout the state favor Capt. Dewey's candidacy. SOUTH DAKOTA LEGISLATURE i! REVIEW OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK OF THE STATE LEGISLATORS FOR THE W^EiK. ':t In committee of the whole Thurs- president John L. Turner of Spring day, with McPherson of Lawrence' united States Senator v. .} the transaction from its beginning, taking the position that the bonds on which collection was made were legi timate indebtedness against North Carolina, and had been acknowledged by payment of a large part of the bonds by compromise. The commit tee then rose with a permission to sit again tomorrow, when others will bo heard. The senate railway committee re-J ported favorably on the 2-cent rate, electric headlight and express rate bills. The Democrats in caucus Thursday night selected Andrew T. Lee as their candidate for United States senator. A move to fight the white plague in the state was started Friday by the bill by Batte to appropriate money to establish a state tuberculosis hospi tal at Custer. The only other bill of importance presented was that which materially amends the present pri marv election law, practically abol ishing the county convention, placing the duties of the convention on the county committee. The first house argument was call ed out on the bill requiring county commissioners to publish poor aid lists, which was defeated, Fowler, He bal, Batte and Bnrtine opposing the measure, and Jolinsou, Morris and Taylor supporting it. The North Carolina bill was again up in the senate committee of the whole Friday and by a vote of 25 to, 17 the committee recommended that the bill pass. This came in the way of a surprise, as it was the general 'opinion1 that the vote would be very close. The discussion was by Dillon, Bates and Seward for the bill, with Curtis and Byrne opposing, and the seriousness of the argument waa somewhat strained several times by charges of bad faith and cold mis statements bandied between the .lead ers. Bates and Dillon took occasion to warmly refute the intimations which were contained in the charge of "counsel for the other side" made in regard to some of their statements, and also resented the charge of "pet-.-,? tifogging," charged in the argument. The passages at this were rather personal and heated, and'bad faith in.: statements made charged pn both sides. The vote in the committee is proba bly the full strength which the meas ure can muster, and it likely will fail to secure the thirty votes necessary to carry it as an appropriation bill. 485 BORN IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, Clerk of Court Issues Annual Report on Vital Statistics. The annual report of the clerk of courts' office for Lawrence county, on vital statistics, is out and shows adme interesting figures. Although many secret divorces are supposed to b® granted here, the record shows but twenty-eight during the year with ten more pending in the court. There were during the year just past 485 births, 267 deaths and 226 marriages. Just 639 foreigners declared their in tention of becoming citizens and tor ty-eight were granted final papers. Plans of the utmost importance were formulated by the directors of the Gilt Edge Maid and Mining com-. pany at their special meeting held at Deadwood, and as a result work is expected to shortly commence on a mammoth treatment plant that will ultimately become the largest in the: Black Hills. At the meeting were Moses E. (Jiapp ox Minnesota, Georg^:*: B. Lowry of Fergus Falls, Minn., Will lam D- Lowry of Minneapolis, and General Manager Robert N. Ogden of Deadwood- The purpose of the meet ing was to authorize an increase in the capital stock from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 and a $300,000 bond issue both to cover the expense of the pro posed improvements. ....•/•y,--••• BURNED TO DEATH. Iowa. Cs Agent for Lumber Company Loses Life In Morning Baze. John C. Doherty, agent for the At-': las Lumber company at Putney, near Aberdeen, was burned to death in an early morning fire there. Doherty: slept in the office of the lumber com pany. The fire was discovered in the morning by residents of the town. The?: door waB burst open, and Doherty was found lying on the floor, and was dragged .out. It Is presumed that the fire started from the stove, and that Doherty awoke and tried to escapees® but was overcome by the smoke. was twenty-seven years of age and unmarried. His home was at klvord $f# j.?* UK tJ A case wherein devotion to official duty outweighed fraternal affection developed at Aberdeen when Fred Reber and John Tugen of James were brought to Aberdeen on a charge of running a blind pig. The arrest was made by John Reber, a brother of Fred Reber. John Keber is a con stable, and after pleading with hia brother to cease the unlawful bust*, ness in which he was engaged,, with out avail, he performed his official duty by placing him under arrest.