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Place Had a Population of 1,500 Per.
sons and Produced $30,000,000
In Gold Last Year.
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Oatman. Ariz.:—Pire swept the busi
ness district of Oatman, one of Ari
zona's leading mining towns, and only
half a dozen buildings are standing
among the smoldering ruins of the
commercial district.
The damage is estimated at from
$250,000 to $500,000, with practically
no insurance. None of the mines or
mine buildings were damaged.
Oatman had a production of about
$30,000,000 from its gold mines last
year. Its present production is con
siderably less, having averaged about
$250,000 monthly of late.
Four persons were seriously burned.
They were Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Marks,
Albert Smith and Earl Parsons.
Special sheriff's deputies have been
sworn in and the burned portion of
the town put under guard. The hos
pital is caring for the injured and
those made homeless are being cared
for by those whose homes escaped
Built on a Hillside,
Phoenix, Ariz.—Oatman, Ariz., which
is reported on fire, is a town of about
1,500 population in the northwestern
part of the state.
Oatroan is a mining town, but be
cause i-ts principal product is gold, it
lias not been affected by the depres'
sion in the mining industry as much as
towns where copper is produced.
The town is a comparatively new
mining np, having been founded
some ten or twelve years ago. It is
bvilt on the side of a hill, with only
one principal street. It is said to be
about the fourth steepest town in the
state, with many houses built almost
directly above those lower down. This
it was said here would aid the flames
and hinder the fire fighters because
the houses higher up would easily
catch fire from those lower on the liill.
Town Without Water.
Prescott, Ariz. Reports received
here Indicate that the entire business
section of Oatman, Ariz., had been
burned and that the fire was still
burning. The town was reported to
be almost entirely without water and
without organized fire fighters. The
telegraph office is among the places
reported, burned and all telephone
wires into the/tawn also are out of
Must Qui Fares or Busses Stay.
Pes Moines, la.—City council pig
eonholed indefinitely three' ordinances
proposed to place the street car sys
tem on a footing where it could be
financed until a new franchise is ne
/gotlated and through Mayor Barton,
"eryed notice on the company that, it
anatJ^uce fares
.substantially before
!U88eiBwi!lbe eliminated from' cariine
streets, and must bring in a complete,
detailed franchise proposal before any
franchise-'action will be taken.
210 Roads to Cut Wanes.
Chicago.—The United States
upad, labor board extended its v. ~e
»3iiSSaitt^order, effective July 1, to
fcer cent reduction granted 120 rail
.oadfc June 1, was made by the deci
•»loh. The new order affects 210 roads.
|,' ._The new decision will make a reality
the estimated $400,000,000 annual
cted: by the roads.,,
Doctors Want pry Act Repeal.
Atlantic City, N. —The doctors ot
a country called wore called upon
in ^n ^ffort to repeal the
Volstead act by Dr. Wallace Fritis.
Of Philadelphia, president of yie Al-
Medital Association of America,
address at the annual conven
a of the organization. He declared
tjrohibiiion was a curse and
^^«m!J»nmlE»rda than did the
?orfc—A fiat purse of $500,000,
I'M taw percenUge ^plit, will be
'from towS" at Jersey City,
It announced! by
proiSo^r of the Ibout Ot
JacU Dempsey. world's
rij^ |jBhnmpion, will receive
win 01s Awe, And
JTi. the French challenge^wlll
rematniJig$20o,000, win or
r-*ndvFiramibn fttrika.
!$*! troops ate/ guard
bttlidtogs her« as the
Neighbors Find Bodies Charred
yond Recognition—Evidence
yHints at Foul Play.
"Mayfield, Ky.—Charred beyond rec
ognition and with only parts of limbs,
trunks and skull recovered, the bodies
of eleven persons, representing two
families, were found burned to death
at the home of Ernest Lawrence, six
miles north of this city, near Hickory
The fire, which destroyed the log
and frame three room fs*m house,
started about midnight and lasted un
til nearly 4 o'clock in the morning.
When the fire had subsided enough
for neighbors to reach the victims,
there was hardly enough flesh and
bones to identify the dead.
Neighbors residing north of the al
most isolated little farm home stated
under oath at the coroner's inquiry
that they heard the screams of wom
en and children and heard six or seven
shots. The discovery of a .32 caliber
rifle, a pistol, a shot gun, ax and an
oil can all in the front room where
the families were sleeping hints of
foul play or the work of some mad
dened maniac. After searching far
and near not the remotest motive for
the action could be gleaned. Neither
family, so far as is known, had a sin
gle enemy and scores of people attest
ed to their genteel relations.
Sheriff Marion McCain said after
spending the day working on the case:
"There is no doubt every person in
the house was murdered, A dress of
one of the bodies was drenched in
blood which prevented the clothing
from burning. An ax was found in a
bed with one of the women. A five
gallon coal oil can, usually kept in the
kitchen, was found just inside the
room where the eleven, were sleeping.
"The only plausible theory I have
Is that Lawrence, who was struck a
blow on the head several years ago
and since has been addicted to occa
sional spells, bcstame insane. He nev
er had shown violence when he was
delirious before, however."
Irish Peace Move Made.
London.—-Premier Lloyd George has
sent a letter to both Bamon de Valera,
the Irish republican leader, and Sir
James Craig, the Ulster premier,' de
claring the British government to be
deeply anxious that King George's ap
peal for reconcilation in Ireland shall
not have been In vain. The letter ap
peals for a conference between repre
... government and
southern and northern lfiiana?
-j: Fight for Liquor Begun.
Chicago.—More than a half million
dollars worth of liquor now in govern
ment warehouses in Chicago will be
released Jf the mandamus and injuc
tion asked, of the district court are
granted. Former. Senator J. Ham
Lewis representing a hundred owners
of this city, is the leading member of
the law firm making, this hew attack
ijpou the Volstead act.
Our City Guests Have Departed
Swims Around Manhattan.
New York.?-^Miss ^melia Gade, 22,
swam -around Manhattan Island a dis
tance of about, forty miles, in 15 hours
S^jninutes. She was the second
-woinan. to perform the feat, Miss Isa
Elionsky having been credited with
doing it in 1916 in^ll^h^urs 'and 35
^^Ruiaa Police Chief indicted,
Tulsa, Olda.-^Chief of Police John
A. Gustafson, of
Tulsa -police de­
partment, and other members ot the
depftrtmetit, *erer f'todicted by the
grand jury in connection «ith the re
cent race riot and ,on charge of per
mitting vice. t- *-4
ftptXf L, KiM&ti
Colb. President Samtiel
whpllmingly defeating fcitt
ojtpositlo^alhce 1894, ^wjhs
*1U» ^is ^iClre lron»
fndiax«polls, i»s reelect-
Convention Takes Stand that Offill
ated Organizations .Cannot Rec
ognize Negroes.
Denver, Colo.—The convention of
the American Federation of Labor
voted down a constitutional amend
ment designed to give women "equal
rights and privileges of membership
in the union of their trade or indus
All affiliated unions, however, were
urged not to discriminate against the
woman wage earner and admit her to
Efforts to wipe out the "color line'*
in organized labor organizations also
failed. The convention took the stand
that national and international unions
could not be compelled to recognize
negro workers, and that this was a
matter to be adjusted by conference
between the negro wage earnejra and
the various organization0
Equal rights for women in industry
was voiced by delegates from the cigar
makers and the laundry workers' un
ion, who declared "if a woman does a
man's work she should receive a man's
All declared that organized labor
should protect the woman wage earn
W. D. Mahon, president of the Amal
gamated Association of Street and
Electric Railway Employes of Amer
ica. declared that his organization
would'not allow the federation to dic
tate to it in the matter of woman's
labor. He said he was in favor of pro
tection for woman workers, but he did
not believe that the "back platform of
a street car was the place for a wom
The defeated constitutional amend
ment would have provided for the is
suance of. a separate charter by the
federation to a woman's local without
^i^£gggeoi~-of-^tlie union having juris
diction over the particular
The negro, question arose on thfe! re
port of the committee on laws, which
disapproved a Wjsfi^tlon: calling for
the suspension Of unions that discrim
inated against negro workers. The
tConimittee, howev.er, was upheld by
overwhelming votes.
Draft Deserters Held...
San Antonio, Tex.—Five alleged
draft deserters were, delivered to mil
itary authorities .at Fort Sam Houston
here,, leaking the first arrests since
the publication of the. war department
list was started here a^out two months
Theater Collapse Kills Seven..
Johnstown,. 'Pa. Investigations' at
Barnesboro revealed that the collapse
of the Grand theater there, costing sev
en lives, resulted from excavations
which "undermined the building's,,walls.
"•1 *1."
Probe of Mingo War Ordered.
Washnigton. -^Senate investigation
ot the disturbances in the Mingo, "W.
Va., coal fieldsi finally ^aSi ordered.
The committee on labor is expected to
Sinn Fein Wreck Train.
"Belfast.—Three ^soldiers ahd a train
gttUrd wereltined and feome 20 soldiers
ahd an assistant train guard were in
jured when a troop traln carrying sol-
Both questions were the subjects of
long and stormy debates which dis
crimination by certain unions against
the negro and woman wage earners
was bitterly denounced.
The committee's report rejected the
constitutional amendment to give
women "industrial equality," defended
the federation's stand on women in
industry and cited efforts to get better
wages and working conditions for
them. It declared that only a "few
unions" were discriminating against
women and for that reason disap
proved the amendment and urged that
"those international and national or
ganizations which do not admit wom
en to membership give early consid
eration for such admissions."
to Dublin was
'vr*-Miuin»I jifcL&lf A*^
tp New
land mines AbSryoyle, 'near tiin- 'Tro Bara, TJy Tnaking^ ipere posselsion
4eif ..re«^3pFlttn^ed to 5.40
Verbal Encounter at White Heat When
Recess Is Taken—Committee.^
Report Cuts Out Boycott.
Denver.—The forecast bitter fight
over the Irish question was precipi
tated upon the floor of the covention
of the American Federation of Labor
and was at its height when President
Samuel Gompers adjourned the con
The debate started when the resolu
tion committee reported as substitute
for the four resolutions introduced by
Irish sympathizers. The substitute
ignored the effort to initiate a boycott
against British manufacturers and im
V- I
The'committee's report disposed of
the Irish question by asking the con
vention to reaffirm its sympathy for
the Irish cause, by urging recognition
of the Irish republic and by urging
trial and punishment for British army
men guilty, of atrocities in Ireland.
No sooner had the committee's re
port been read when Cornelius Foley,
delegate of the barbers' union, took
the floor reading a telegram from Har
ry Boland, secretary to Eamon de
Valera, "provisional president of the
Irish republic," which said:
"The organization (American Fed
eration of Labor) is looked on to do
something for Ireland. We want the
boycott or nothing." /T
Mr. Foley declared that "there is
oaly one place where we can hurt
England and that is in her pocket
Christian M. Madsen. of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor, then moved
to amend the committee report by
clause calling for a boycott
by American Jabor against British
goods and British companies as long
as the British government maintains
"U barbarous and destructive policy
in Ireland."
A point of order was raised, that this
could not be introduced because it was
part of the resolutions already re
jected by the committee. President
Gompers sustained the point of order
and adjourned the convention while
several delegates were struggling for
rcogaition of the chair.
The resolution reported by the com
mittee was virtually, identical with one
submitted by a committee of Irish
sympathizers headed by Peter Brady,
of New York, except that some of the
more drastic phrases were omitted
The committee also struck out a para
graph demanding that President Har
ding, his cabinet and congress take
necessary steps to demand from Great
Britain the defaulted interest and loan
due the United States' and now used
in part to "promote the brutal cam
paign in. Ireland."
1 J- j£r* it
To Arbitrate Shipboard Claims
Washington, D. C.—On recommenda
tion of the shipping board President
Harding will appoint a board of arbi
tration to make settlement in claims
now pending against the board
amounting approximately, to $300,000,
000. This announcement was made
by the shipping board after a confer
ence by President Harding and Chair
man Lasker. The men to be selected
by the president will be among the
most eminent of their profession, it
is stated and will include a lawyer, a
technical expert and an author
Woman Presides in Congress
"Washington.. D.. C.^For the first
time in the history of the American
congress, a woman presided over the
deliberations of one of its houses.
Miss Alice Robertson, of Oklahoma,
the only woman member of congress,
wielded the gavel while the house of
representatives at the request of Pres
ident Harding and Secretary of State
Hughes, passed a bill authorizing the
sending of a United States commission
to Peru during the centennial celebra
tion in the republic.
Arnstein Gets Two Years
Washington.—Jules W. ("Nicky")
Arnstein and four others Svere sen
tenced to two yiears in the federal pen
itentiary by Justice Siddovis in the
District of Columbia supreme court..
They were convicted, recently by a
jury of conspiracy to bring stolen se
curities into the District of Columbia
from New York, in October, 1919.
Crude Oil Drops.
CaSper, Tyyo.—Tl^e Ohio Oil com
pany announced a reduction of 10
cents a barrel in the price ot Mule
Creek crude, bringing the new price
to -60 dents. No other grades are af
$600,000 Fire"'In Dundee,
1undee, -Scotland.—A large ware
house was burned here, the damage
being estimated at about $500,000.
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Woultii.Make Rich Disgorge Ll^ucf?
French Demobilization.
—The cabinet authorized the
war minister to begin demobilisation
of the entire class of 1919 June 25.
This decision was roached on receipt
of a report that the classes of 1920
and 1921 have been trained ade
quately. V,
JX C.t—Congress
m^ljejthe rich disgorge their huge prl
Vate ,)ftQCk8 qf liquor, Representative
Pou, of North Carolina, said. The
rich liquor drinker can he hit, Mr.
of intoxicants a crime, dnd h6 is con
sidering^aming legislation tr this ef
Chariton, |a.—James Curfmaa was
struck by: lightning and instantly
killed on hla farm near here- ,'
South Dakota
Steps have been taken in Hot
Springs to pa ye the business section
of the city.
The Scenic Drilling company's oil
drilling rig has reached the town of
Scenic and is. now in the process of
The state highway commission is
advertising for sealed bids for gravel
ing the Sioux FallS Elk Point-Sioux
City highway
It is' officially announced that Hope
school, a government institution in
Springfield for Indiau girls, will be
reopened on July 1.
Mitchell Protestant churches will
unite in union evening services during
the months of Jurly and August, ac
cording to plans perfected. 1$
Throught the efforts of members of
the local American Legion it is prac
tically assured that Howard will have
a commercial club in the near future.'
Thirteen men from the University
of South Dakota will spend six weeks
in the Reserve Officers' Training
Corps camp at Fort Snelling, Minn.,
this summer.
The test oil well at Bear Butte
which struck a large artesian flow
and ran wild for a time, has been
cased and capped, and the water now
is under control.
Gus Carlson, a Deadwood man, who
was confined in the county jail there
awaiting a hearing before the insanity
board, committed suicide by hanging
himself in his cell.
The first oil drilling operations to
be started in the immediate vicinity
of Rapid City will be under way with
in a short time, eight and a half mil*s
north of the city on Elk creek
One of the finest new consolidated
school buildings in the state is now
being erected at Montrose. The build
ing is 130 by 53 feet in size, and is fin
ished with stone trimmings. It is of
the Gothic style.
Losing control of her automobile,
Mrs. Fred Richards wife of the pas.tor
of the Methodist Episcopal church at
White River, was instantly killed
when her machine plunged over a
twenty-nine foot embankment.
Reporta made at the annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Farmers'
Elevator company, which conducts an
elevator in Howard, show the com
pany is very successful, the profits for
the past year reaching about $15,000.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Yankton county chapter
of the Red Cross society it was voted
to appropriate a sum of money to pur
chase grappling hooks and other ap
pliances for life saving in case of
The Sioux Indians on the Rosebud
reservation are receiving a per capita
payment from the federal government
amounting in the aggregate to thou
sands of dollars. This is the first pay
ment of the kind made to them since
March, 1920.
The 11-year-old son of Andrew
Peterson, of Wakonda, was fatally in
jured when he was Struck by an auto
mobile. His skull was fractured and
several bones were broken. He lived
for some hours after the accident,
but did not recover consciousness.
Small boys and groWn ones, too,
Who spend much time in the open
country or who live on farms, will
find a neat source of aditional reve
nue in the amended bounty law "Jirhich
becomes effective July 1, and puts a
bounty of 10 cents oh the head of
every crow and magpie killed.
It has been decided by the Feder
ated Council of Churches of South Da
kota to fight the repeal of the law
providing for the jffice of state shelf?.
Jeremiah Davis, aged 16, son of Mike
Davis, six miles north of Yale, was in
stantly killed when he was thrown
from a wagon to which he Was driving
a four-horse team.
The South -Dakota State college
through the agronomy department, ex
tension service and county agents is
co-operating with the pure bred s«i6d
growers of the state to establish a sys
tem of seed examination and certifica
tion which will encourage and aid in
the growing of the best varieties and
A bronze tablet bearing the names
of young men from Hamlin county
who served in the world war has been
given a permanent place of honor in
the lobby of the county courthouse in
Hayti. The tablet bears the names of
456 men, who now are numbered
among the'veterans of the world war.
Seventeen stars indicate those from
the county who were killed oc who
died while in 'the service ot their
Davison county Is Tflswly to become
the potato center ot*South Dakota, if
an experiment underf -way this yeiir by
P. A. Zoliman and Aaron Luts is suc
cessful. The two .have planted seventy
acres of certified seed potatoes,~ the
largest single plot to be so seeded In
The state.' Already the ^tines' are a
loot high and thus far there has been
no sign of alpotatp bug In the whole
ranged for the Improvement ot that
section of the scenic automobile high
way which parser tbrongh tjhat clty/i
Mr. and Mrs. Amit R. Powell, of
Brentford, celebrated their 62nd we*^
ding anniversary recently
A permanent summer camp. is%beingi-f
established by the Young Wom'an's
Christian association of Rapid. City.
Reports received from Wind'- Gave
are to the effect that tourists travel
to the Wind C^ye national, nark is.^
heavier thus far this Veaeon. than ever
Thousands of persona attended ths
annual picnic and celebration of the*
old settlers of Day coanty, held' In.
The citizens in and anound' He*
Heights are gradually timing Leyson
lake, five miles south ot Ree Heights,
into an outing resort.
During an electrical storm
Marion, Robert Davison was instantly
killed by a bolt of lightning, which
struck the barn in which he was* doing
his chores.
South Dakota is planning a royal
welcome for the 200 Clinton, Ii»„ Boy
Scouts and their seventy-five- leaders
who will tour the state the latter part
of this month.
Thirteen-year-old Noal Spencer res
cued his playmate, William Hamlin,
aged 9, from drowning while the boys
were swimming in "the Siou» river
near Sioux Falls.
Daniel Wampler, Browm county
farmer, who pleaded guilty to the
charge of murdering his wife a few
day ago, has been taken to the Sioux
Falls penitentiary to serve a life tierm.
Andrew M. Voss, age* 'li yfjars, who1
was gassed while fighting in Franca
and who has been training under the
state highway commission in Mitchell,
was drowned in Firesteel creek while
Plans for the annual state fair boys'"
and girls', club camp are rapidly ma.
turing, and P. J. Scarbro, state club
leader, predicts that the 1921 camp
will be the most successful of. any yet
held in- the state. $3
C. J. Sinclaire, who confessed to
stealing $40,000 worth of amalgam.
from the. Homestake Mining company^
was sentenced to serve~not
department finds that the enforce.
ment of the fish laws of the state are
taking Up more-attention than that of'
the game laws. A number of arrests
accompanied by fines have occurred
on account of illegal use of seines, the^
complaints coming from many sec-^^^^
tions of the state.
Good progress is being made in the
Hutchinson county, much maligned
as a result of the war with Germany,
held one of the most successful and
largest soldier-day celebrations that
has yet been held in the .state, accord
ing to Col. Fred B. Ray, department
commander of the American Legion,,
who gave an address explaining tlia
Preliminary arrangements are being
made for a great convocation of Chris
tian Indians, which will be held at Oak
creek, on the {losebud reservation,
August .18 to 22. Christian Siou'x £i'Oiu
all parts 6f the reservation, and from
the other Indian reservations of South
Dakota will be in attendance, to the
number of several thousand^i£ifrV'
Reduced rail rates on coal Trom the
head of the Great Lakes to points in
Minnesota, N,orth Dakota and South
Dakota, announced last April, and pro
tested by the railroads, will become
effective July 6. The interstate com
merce commission has just refused the
roads a rehearing of the case which
makes the reduction announced in.
April stand.
farmer living near Canistota'
claims the record business hen of
South Dakota. She was one of a row
of thirteen setting hens which were
given eggs to hatch on the same date^/l
Shortly before the allotted time for '.
hatching to occur all the hens, ex
cept this business hen, abandoned
their nests, and then it was that biddy
commenced to get busy, jumping from
one nest to another, for the purpose
of keeping the eggs warm, with the re
sult that three of the abandoned nests
produced good hatchings.
work of ridding the Rosebud country^
of the numerous cattle and horse
"rustlers," who for several months
early this year carried on extensive
operations. They became so activo
that a vigilance committee finally was /.
organize^ to aid the officers in run*
ning them-down. Members of the i,
vigilance committee have rendered Rfc
the authorities valuable assistance
with the result that a number of the
rustlers already have been sent to thett,
Sioux Falls penitentiary, and others"'"
yet are to be tried, while several have
made their way out of the countfy.
.fakers throughout: th»:... state are
ihaking arrangements to cdmply with
the new bread law, enacted by the
last legislature, wlilch establishes a
standard loaf weight, and requires all
loaves, sold at wholesale for resale or
directly to the retail trade, to be ,."i
wrapped in sanitary, wrappers, ap^fj
proved by the state food and drugf'
commisisonerr who te entrusted -with"
the enforcement of. the la^r,rM.:
vention city ot the South Dakota Sun
day School association which closed
,.,.t its annual ttesslon in- Mitchell.
fjiw -'.i'. •. r'. ...
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five years nor more than 10 years i»
the penitentiary at Sioux Falls.
Endorsement of the Dow bill pre.
viding a continuation of federal aid ia
road construction was voted by the
South. Dakota Bankers' association inj
session in Yankton. The resolution.*
will be forwarded to the state's con-^i
gressmen. 14
Just at present the game and fisW
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