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An Experience In the Fierce Cold of
Tierra del Fuego.
"Whoever sits down," said Dr. So
lander to his company among the hills
of Tierra del Fuego, "will sleep, and
whoever sleeps will wake no more."
The brave doctor and his men had
tramped a considerable distance
through the swamps, when the weath
er became suddenly colder and fierce
blasts of wind drove the snow before
It. In a short time the cold becamp so
Intense as to cause the most oppress
ive drowsiness. Dr. Solander was the
first to find the inclination to sleep,
and he Insisted upon lying down. In
vain his companions entreated and re
monstrated. He lay down, and when
told that he would inevitably freeze
to death answered that he desired
nothing more than to lie down and die.
One of the black servants lay down
also. Soldnder declared himself willing
to go on, but begged to be allowed to
sleep first, and in a few moments the
two men were in a profound sleep.
Boon after, those who had been sent
forward to kindle afire returned with
the welcome news that the fire await
ed theni at a short distance. The men
happily succeeded in awakening So
lander, who, although he had not been
asleep five minutes, had almost lost
the use of his limbs, and the flesh was
so shrunken that his shoes fell from
his feet. It was with much urging
and assistance that he consented to go
on, but all attempts to arouse the black
man were futile, and he was left to
Key »f
What Verdi Did With the
Locked Piano.
Not all the great composers have
courted the constant adulation of the
world. Verdi used to lament that he
was unable to find a refuge, even for
a brief space, from the reputation that
preceded him wherever he went
At one time he desired to spend a
much needed holiday at the watering
place of Montecatini. When he arrived,
he found that in one of the apart
ments assigned to him stood a grand
piano ot noted make. On the rack,
by way of compliment, lay the score of
"II Trovatore." As soon as he caught
sight of it the veteran flew into a rage,
hastily locked the instrument, threw
the score into a corner and, calling for
his host, demanded in tragic tones:
"Lead me to the spot that overhangs
the steepest pi^cipice!"
Wondering, the host did as he was
bidden, and on reaching the summit
the maestro, who was almost exhaust
ed from fatigue, flung the key of the
piano Into che abyss, energetically ex
claiming as he did so:
Now I have done something to se
cure rest and quiet. On the day of my
departure I shall send a locksmith to
provide the piano with a new key, but
while I am here I pray you let it re
main as it is."—New York Tribune.
jtjfi- His Grace.
Little Milly Is a good Sunday school
scholar and that account was Invit
ed with two or three others to spend
the day at the minister's residence by
way of reward. When the dinner came
on the good man" said such a long
grace before meat that Milly yawned
and looked hungrily at the covers.
"Why are you yawning, Milly?" ask
ed the minister. "Does not your fa
ther say grace?"
f'"z "Oh, yes," answered Milly promptly,
"but it isn't so long as that."
Si'-A- "And what does he say?" pursued
the clergyman, hoping to obtain a text
for a little homily.
"He says different things, but last
'time when he sat down he,took off the
cover and said: 'Great snakes! Do you
call this a dinner?'"
The homily was postponed.—Strand
The Wrong Shop.
He was only a plain American pan
handljr, says the New York Globe, but
he ordered his "schooner" of Bowery
beer with the sang frold of a plain
American plutocrat Midway In Its
consumption he sidled to the free lunch
.counter and reduced the pile of big
[^sausages by one.
Two more gulps of b^er and a second
and third large sausage disappeared.
.^Washing these down, he concluded that
needed a sausage and got it then
the door.
"Here, Bill," the genial barkeeper
.| fjealled familiarly. "Come back a" min
The panhandler returned expectantly.
"Say, Bill," the barkeeper continued
ln a confidential way, "the next
jj&you want a glass of beer you go to a
•»^butcher shop, see?"
8hock to the Waiter.
There was a terrible commotion in
ifirthe kitchen of the cafe. They could
It through the swinging doors,
one went to Investigate.
"What la it?" they asked when he
^had returned.
"4 waiter fainted," she answered as
took hjs seat "They are slapping
him wlthwet towels, ttylng to bring
to.' Did you see that woman who
7f ijust left? She was the cause. She
gave him a quarter Up."—New York

Dear to Him.
"Before ire were married you called
me Mar'Ing.' Now yoo Mm content
to call me 'dear.'"
"You weren't so dear to me before
^marriage as you are now. Your father
paid your bills."—Houston Poet
-First Family (lew.
"Do you know who created the dot
rpw on record?'
"l suppose it was Adam and Bva
«*when thejr- raised Cain." Stint
Storisa. i....
Quicksands Have Proved Very
Treacherous and Have Made the
Work Go Slow—At One Time Mr.'
Donnegan Offered City $5,000 to
Be Relieved of His Contract,
Work on the Big Ditch Has Cost in
Some Places $100 Per Foot.
A 1
Contractor J. J. Donnegan of
Shenandoah, Iowa, who is putting in
the wells for the pump house and the
big ditch leading to them from the
lower end of South Washington
street, left last night for Iron River,
Mich., where he has a $30,000 con
tract of a similar nature. On leav
ing, he made the following statement
to a representative of the American
regarding the present condition of
the work here:
"I expect that we will complete
our contract here, if the present fa
vorable weather continues, about Oc
tober 15. We have had a hard time
up to a week ago, but now things are
running along more smoothly. Iex
pect to lose quite a sum of money on
the contract. My biggest loss was'
suffered last fall on the well digging,
which has cost me more than $5,000
over and above the contract price,
offered the city, you know, last win
ter $5,000 if it would relieve me of
the contract, but it refused to do so.
This summer we have been at work
for the most part upon the big ditch.
We ran up agaiDst another snag
while getting under the Northwest
ern tracks, much of.the work on the
wells and the track-costing as high
as.$100 per foot. I do not see howl
can possibly play even on the job, for
I cannot make up on the big ditch
what I lost on the wells. But things
are looking better now, .for during
the past week we have completed 150
feet of the ditch, which is nearly as
much as we had done all the summer
previous to that time.
"The cause of the great expense
has been the quicksand we have en
countered about four feet from the
bottom. This has compelled up to be
very careful and board up the sides
very thoroughly, for, if a big cave-in
once started we would never finish
the contract. But we aTo doing a good
job, and when it is once completed
Aberdeen will have ho cause for find
ing fault."
The contract price for the entire
work was $42,000, of which $18,000
was on the big ditch.
,J. C. Bassett and H. C. Jewett Enter
tained at Whist in His Honor
Last Night at the Club.
Last night at the Commercial club
H. C. Jewett and J. cl Bassett enter
tained the members of the Whist club
in the whist rooms of the Commercial
dubbin honor of G. G. Mason. The
party was A very enjoyable one, 18
being present at play, and it was one
of the most successful parties ever
held at the clubrooms. After the
evening had been spent at cards,
Steward Finch served appropriate re
freshments. Those present were H,
C. Jewett, J. C. Bassett, C. A. Lum,
C. N. Harris, F. S. Leach, E. \D. Mc
Connell, S. -H. Jumper, A. F. Milli
gan, W. D. Swain, A. L. Ward, G. G.
Mason, Uaac Lincoln, Frank Brown
J. H. Firey, H. S. Williams, C, F,
Morrison, Harry Holly and Alexander
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Dr. Ship's
Ristsrilivsiii^s 5
This morning Prof, and Mrs. Fred
W. Smith leave for Mankato to visit
a short time with Mr. Smith's par
ents. From there they will go to De
troit, Mich., to visit. At this place
a new automobile, a Brus hrunabout,
which Prof. Smith has ordered, will
be delivered to him. Upon the deliv
ery of the machin, Air. and Mrs.
Smith will start baclJ* from Detroit
for Aberdeen, and will make the en
tire trip by auto. They will stop for
some time at Mankato and will come
direct to Aberdeen. They expect to
arrive at Detroit about August 8, and
w.'ll leave there between the 10th
and 15th. They have not decided
upon their exact, route, but wtll ar
rive in this city, barring accidents,
about September 9.
Names Delegates to Mining and
Commercial Congresses
Pierre, S. D., July 30.—(Special to
the American.)—Governor Crawford
has selected as delegates to the Am
erican Alining congress to meet at
Joplin, Missouri, November 11-16,
the following list of gentlemen:
Thomas Grler, N. Treweek, Lead K.
G. Phillips, W- S. Elder, Deadwcod
Myron" Willsie, Shas. H. Fultou, of
Rapid City—the latter president ot
the School of 'Mines I||ark W. Sheafe
Watertown G. W. Aliel, Huron C.
L. Millett, Fort Pierre R. L. Slagle,
Brookings./ Mr. Slagle being at the
head of the agricultural college, and
former president of the School of
He has appointed as delegates to'
the Trans-Miselsslppi Commercial
congress to be held at Muscogee, Ok
lahoma, November 18-21, the follow
ing list: J. C. Eager, Pierre T. W.
Dwight, Sioux Falls Frederick Hep
perJee, Eureka Adam Scott, Hawar
den J:. G. Laxspn,* Canton E. C.
Issenhuth, Redfield Thos. Reed, Ar
lington Sigrud Haugur, Yankton
Thos. Sweeney, Rapid City Ira Cur
ttoy Aberdeen. -j
Population Shows Good Increase
From Natural Causes
Pierre, S.Q July 30.—(Special
to. the American.)—The report of
the bureau of vital statistics 'for the
month of June shows the usual birth
rate and a general increase in popu
lation from natural causes in the
state. The births for Ihe month num
bering 920, ot which 431 were .fe
males and 489 males the death list
reached 324 the marriage numbered
410^ divorces were only 88 and the
naturalisations, were 155.
S ^.
Raises the American Express Com
pany Prom $64,000 to $101,000,
and Boosts the Others Proportion
ately—First Time in the History of
the State That Assessment Board
Has Taken Such Action.
Pierre, S. D^'July 3i. (^pecSa^ to
the American.)—The state assess
ment board yesterday cut loose from
all past precedent in the assessment
of express companies, and took for
the valuation of the business of such
companies the amounts reported by
the different railways as their re
ceipts from express companies as a
basis on which to fix the values. On
that basis the American Express com
pany was increased from $64,000 to
$101,000. The other companies op'
erating in the state got like advan
ces, the United States being raised to
$111,000, the Adams to $27,000, the
Great Northern to $10,000 and the
Western to $17,000.^/
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55,985 Acres Bring in a Revenue for
the Year of $11,897.57—Spink
County Is Second With a Little
Ove $10,000—Total Amount Re
ceived During the Year From All
Counties Was $207,649.57 of
Which Over $175,000 Was From
Comjnon School Lands.
Pierre, S. D., July 30.—(Special
to the American.)—The lease funds
received by the state land depart
ment on all the different classes of
lands under control ot that depart
ment, for the fiscal year ending June
30th last, amounted to $207,649.57,
and of this by far the largest amount
was of the common school leases, the
total on that clas sbelng $175,003.60.
This by counties was:
Aurora, 28,646 acres, $3,845,97
Beadle, 42,468 acres, $7,569.15 Bon
Homme," 2,160 acres, $807.20
Brookingtf, 6,971 acres, $1,712.86
Brown, 55,985 acres, $11,897.57
Brule, 26,262 acres, $4,080.15 Buf
falo, 5,920 acr.es, $755.20 Butte
105,571 acres, $7,366.46 Campbell,
29,040 acres, $3,644.00 Charles
Mix, 20,543 acres,. $4,410.20 Clark,
31,464 acres, $5,843.50 Codington,
8,565 acres, $1,926.35 Custer,
23,487 acres, $1,702.38i feavison, 11
920 acres, $2,813.20 Day, 25,254
acres, $6,070.38 Deuel, 7,360 acres,
$1,713.60 Douglas, 15,513 acres,
$3,669.62 Edmunds, 29,690 acres,
$2,673.20 Fall River, 32,142 acres,
$2,307.68 Faulk, 21,889 acres, $2,
134.03 Grant 7,303 acres, $1,
385.43 Gregory, 24,651 acres, $3,
928.48 Hamlin, 11,52'6 acres, .$2,
566.07 Hand, 41,840 acres $5,
107.20 Hanson, 10,560 acres, $2,
660.00 Walworth, '32,201 acres,
$ 2,82 2.2 9 HugheBisMSi?*® iacres, $
386.73 Hutchinson, 8,667 acres, $3,
159.46 Hyde, 18,761, acres, $1,
726.29 Jerauld, 17,594 acres, $2,-.
803.71 Kingsbury, 15,569 acres, $3,
338.24 Lake, 4,849 acres, $1,376.30,
Lawrence, 6,440 acres, $642.25 Lin
coln, 200 acres, $88.00 Lyman, 62,
717 afres, $5,008.32 McCook, 7,
557 acres, $2,807.82 McPherson, 29
060 acres, $2,410.00 'Marshall, 19,
279 acres, $3,374.28 Meade, 62,414
acres, $4,848.90 Miner, 20,220 acres
$4,689.13 Minnehaha, 3,549 acres,
$2,704.99 Moody, 2.040 acres,
$624.00 Pennington, 72,998 acres,
$5,810.76 Potter, 34,255 acres, $3,
050.32 Roberts, 10,863 acres, $2,
957.00 Sanborn, 15,053 acres, $4.
249.86 Spink, 51,985 acres, $10,
355.42 Stanley, 110,479 acres, $8,
433.51 Sully, 38,116 acres, $3.
279.18 Turner, 1,711 acres, $742.82,
Union, 160 acres, $80.00 Yankton,
1,592, $62.76.
Clay is the only county in the
state in which there are no leases
of state lands of any character, all
of such landB in that county hav
ing been disposed of some time ago,
most of it at about ten dollars an
acre. In Union county there is yet
a quarter section of school land that
is leased at fifty cents an acre per
year. The report shows a larger
acreage west of the Missouri river
under lease than in part years, and
the demand in sections growing
stronger each year with but little at
present left unleased ii& the larger
counties of the state.
The receipts from the state build
ing lands fell off from la'st year,
on account of sales of much of the
land east of the river and the de
mand though in the western counties
increased, and a large acreage was
taken in the large counties of Butte
and Meade in which a great deal of
this land lies.
The lease receipts for the year
which went to other state institu
tions which have been endowed,
"were: Aberdeen normal, $1,106.55
State University, $4,104.52 Agricul
tural College, $19,980.23 Deaf and
Dumb school, $2,313.59 Springfield
Normals $1,870.69 Northern Hospi
talT $1,638.16 School of Mines, $1,
382.45 State Blind school, $935.89
JMadison and Spearftoh Normals,. $3,
19 0.9jt Educational aiid .Charitable
•a vr. ..S®,,-,
Linton, N. D., July 81.—(Special
to the American.)—A paperhanger
and painter by the name of Lucas was
found dead in his room at the Lin
ton house yesterday morning at 8
o'clock, with his throat cut. As yet
the coroner's jury has not reached a
verdict, but the general impression is
that he committed suicide, although
the weayon with which the wound
waa made has not been found. The
Inquest will'be held this afternoon or
Telephone Raise Amounts to $223,-1
000 Over Last Year's Valuation
and Telegraph Boost Is $10,700—
Valuation of Rural Phone Lines I*
Cut Down.
Pierre, S. D., July 30.—(Special
to the American.)—The state board
of assessment has completed its la
bors on telephones and telegraph
lines in the state and has increased
valuations on both these classes of
property. The increase on telephones
amounts to $223,00C over the valua
tion of last year, and most of this
was placed upon local exchanges and
toll lines which are revenue pro
ducing property, and the country 'to'
cal exchanges were reduced in most
cases, it being shown on the reports
filed that many of them dtr no toll
business, the expenses being kept up
by assessments on the memberSi and
in many cases ttje Instrument used
oh!» the lilies ate only .rented, and
not the property of the members
along the line. This class of lines
were given a reduction, and all the
increase either comes from new lines
or increase valuation on revenue pro
ducing lines and system. The total
footing as left by the board for this
year is $863,000. The Dakota Cen
tral, the bij? system of the state, is
assessed at $313,000, an increase of
$58,000 over its assessment of last
year, a part of this increase being
Covered in new lines and system that
that company has taken in by pur
chase within the year.
Telegraph lines were increased ten
thousand seven hundred dollars ov
er their assessment of last year of
which,the Western Union bears ten
thousand, and the rest on the Pos
tal. The Western Union being left
at $250,000, and the Postal at. $3,
The telephone commission has
been organized by the selection of
State Treasurer Casslll as chairman
and W. E, Ege as secretary. While
the commission will be hampered by
the failure of the legislature to ap
prporiate an expense account they
expect to get through with as much
of the work presented to them as
possible and take their chances on
the next legislative session appropri
ating money to reimburse them for
their expenditures in their work as
I willmall you free, to prove mer
it, samples of my Dr. Shoop's Restor
ative, and my book on «i«her Dys
pepsia. The Heart or The Kidneys.
Troubles of the Stomach, Heart or
Kidneys, are merely symptoms of a
deeper ailment.. Don't make the com
mon error of treating symptoms only
Symnptom treatment is treating the
result of 'your ailment, and not the
cause. Weak Stomach nerves—the
inside nerves—mean Stomach weak
ness, always. And the Hpart, and
Kidneys as well, have their control
ling or lnside hervee. Weaken these
nerves, and you inevitably hate
weak vital organs. Here Is where
Dr.-Shoop's Restorative ha* made Its
fame. No other remedy even claims
to treat the "Inside nerves". Also
for bloating, billiousness, bad hreath
or eompietton, use Dr. Shoop'e Res
torative. Write ime today |or
pie. and. tree hook. Dr. Shoop, Ra
cine, Wis. The Restorative, is aold
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PHONE 2271.
Factory CoitC
tion. Sour Staoiach,Diantoea,
Warms Convulsions .Fevensh
(icss wdLosa or SUEEP.
Vsc Sitnle Sinaiur« of
BCACT «opror
The Hedger residence at the corner of Lincoln Street and Ninth
Avenue, frontage 75 feet with fine house entirely modern In ev*ry.
respect Water, gas, sewer, bath room, hot water furnace and good
The Howard cottage at the corner of Kline Street and Nicollet
Avenue, 142 feet frontage on Kline Street, 100 feet deep,- water and
gas In the house and sewer in street, and «legant large trees. The
-best location on the market for fine residence or up-to-date apart'"
ment house.
The Trask (house at No. 309-311 Bight Avenue east. Large'dou
ble house entirely modern with gas,, water, sewer, bath rooms and
steam furnaoee on tooth sides. A lot ot fine trees. Bach half of
houue being Independent of the other. Houso 'is now renting
$60-a month, but is worth 980 when present least expires.
ibest Income paying {proposition in the city.
Fine corner 14)0 feet frontage on State Street and 143 feat
deep on Fourbh Avenue. with water, gas and sewer in the street.
One of the best vacant lsi)at}ona. in the city for erecting houses-to.
We Jhave improved property and vacant lota for sale in all parts
of the city and can: give very favorable, terms if desired.
Aberdeen -p^operty^s a good, lH»y- at.presen.t price#..
The new LAW requires every opei
of a threshing rig to file a BOND of $500.00
or take FIRE insurance for $500.00 on his
outfit before he can start his machine. The
penalty is from $100.00 to $300,00. I am
prepared to furnish both BONDS as well as
INSURANCE which fully comply with the
law—see me or write at ONCE for rates.
Winner Wet Process
Blocks and Bricks
The a¥IWonJfof"larme^%^lf^^^i»g
blocks, practically waterproof wails, superior tol
any on the market. We also handl^die Alpha|
Portland Cement, the very best
Edgar & ®jyilliam^
Ave. am
IThe Kind Yia Havsrtl ir

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