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METHODISTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA.
Conference Proceedings Develop Many
Changes in That State.
At a business session of the annual
•onference ol the Methodist church of
South Dakota at Sioux Falls the fol
lowing trustees were elected: For
three years, W: D. Deeble, J. S. Hark
•ess and Q. T. Notson trustees for
two years, T. H. Youngman, G. W.
Rosenberg and J. E. Norvell trustees
tor one year, J. B. Dibble and W. S.
Five of the preachers, one from
»ach district, were elected by the con
ference to secure subscriptions from
•very full member of the conference,
excepting the superannuates, towards
tecuring a $50,000 endowment fund for
the better support of the superan
nuated preachers of the conference.
It wag resolved that one of the mem
bers of the conference be selected by
the conference to
secretary of conference claimants.
Albert E. Hocking, C. E. Walsh and
W. E. Hartung were elected to local
H. W. Smith was elected to local
ilder orders. Charles E. Wilcockwas
elected to elder's orders under the
Pierre presented a gracious and
earnest invitation for the conference
uf 1909 to meet there. It has a large
tuditorium, capable of seating 2,000
people, which will be placed at the
full disposal of the conference.
Milbank presented a very cordial
Invitation to the conference to meet
there next year.
The following were elected to
elders' orders: J. H. Kearton and A.
The death of T. H. Walker was an
nounced as occurring but a month ago.
A. memorial service on behalf of de
ceased members of the conference will
be held on Sunday afternoon next.
The following were continued in the
(tudies of the first year: R. N.
Kratz, C. D. Bullock, P. T. King and
V. K. Brown second year, John Clay
ton, E. R. Little, A. E. Hocking, L. W.
Darlinp, John Wood Lockridge, John
Snowder Page, J. D. Stevens and H.
The following were accepted as min
isters on trial in the conference: John
A. Bakley, James Henry Brown, Fred
Rawlinson and George H. Matthews.
Ellis H. Free and Calvin H. Bryan
were elected to be ordained as dea
tf aons under the missionary rule. Mr.
Bryan was received on trial.
G. D. Ecknels was continued in the
studies of the fourth year, being tians
•erred to this conference.
It was voted by the conference that
the boundary line between the Black
Hills mission and the Dakota confer
ence be not at the Missouri river, but
it the 101st meridian, as it has been
up to the present.
C. L. Fillebrown requested the re
lat'onshlp of supernumecary, which
Dr. Fitzwater of the board of home
missions and church extension Dr.
Barackman, pastor of the Congrega
ilonal church, were introduced to the
The following were passed to the
studies of the third year, elected to
full membership and to deacon's or
ders: Fred H. Ray, C. E. Wilcox,
Thomas M. Brtmlow, Ralph C. Sherer,
J. Hunter and Nels Fanebust.
Bishop Wilson called forward the
young men elected to deacon's orders,
and addresed them at some length in
•egard to their duties and the impor
tance of tb etask imposed upon them
'n forwarding the work of the church.
The candidates for deacon's orders
then answered the questions which
are required of all who enter the min
istry of the church.
WHEAT SHIPMENTS LARGER.
Milwaukee Road Issues Estimates for
An interesting estimate of the num
ber of cars of wheat shipped from
stations in Aberdeen territory in the
fiscal year closing June 30, 1908, has
been issued by the Milwaukee railroad
together with an estimate of the prob
able shipments from the same terri
tory the present fiscal year. Reports
from forty-three towns In the James
River division of this territory give
the 1908 shipments as 4,425 cars. The
estimate of this year Is 6.403 cars.
Twenty-six stations In the Hastings &
Dakota division shipped a total of
6,195 cars last year, and this year the
estimate is placed at 7,466 oars. This
indicates that the wheat crop this
year is greatly in excess of that raised
Fire destroyed six buildings at Tol
stoy, the total loss being estimated at
$25,000 with about $13,000 insuranfie.
The buildings destroyed include a gen
eral store, clothing store, hotel, barber
shop, poolroom and postoffice. The
origin of the fire Is not known.
After a scorching day's work old Ben
Smith lighted his corncob pipe and sat
down on the little wharf to rest. Near
him lay an alligator, the visible result
of bis labors. A tourist from the north
approached and loftily remarked:
"Ah,T see you have an alligator."
"It is amphibious, is it not?"
The tone nettled the old man.
"Amphibious, b—I!" be growled.
"He'd bite yer arm off before could
say Jack Robinson."
DEPOSITS AT HIGH POINT.
South Dakota Will Soon Have Over
$100 In Banks for Each Inhabitant.
On a population basis estimated at
half million, South Dakota has for
teveral years kept the bank deposits
ip to an average of $100 per capita
»f population, which was considered
io be a good showing. But the last
ank reports are going to figure con
ilderably better. The reports of the
iondition of state banks for Aug. 17
ihow that on that date there were in
lividual deposits amounting to $38,
167,049.72, while the national banks
the state for the date of Sept. 23,
ihe nearest like date, show that the
ndivldual deposits amounted.to $22,
125,297.34, making a total of individual
leposlts in the state approximately,
Sept. 1, of nearly $61,000,000, and this
efore the farmers had begun market
ng their crops for the year, and the
sattle movement barely begun.
The reports show a total of $67,261,
160.53 carried In the banks of the
itate on these dates, but of this a Ut
ile over $6,000,000 was credited as de
josits of other banks and bankers, and
not considered in this article among
•he individual deposits. The showing
43 that of an increase of nine and a
lalf million dollars in deposits within
he past year. When the next reports
ire made, covering a period after
which the crops and live stock of the
itate have been marketed, the depos
.ts will show an increase, which will
jut the average deposit of the popul
ation of the state far above the hun
ired dollar mark, and give the state
showing which it will be hard for
my of the states of the Union to ex
:el, and be in striking contrast to the
Jays of twelve years ago, when the
#ank deposits were a minus quantity
H'ith most of the people and the mort
gage was easier to find than the bank
look in the average family.
TEACHERS AT ABERDEEN.
State Association Will Meet There in
December—Fine Program Prepared.
Arrangements are being perfected
for the meeting of the South Dakota
Educational association, which will be
neld in Aberdeen on Dee. 29, 30 and
51 of this year. The educators of the
sity and the business men as well are
".aking a hand to make the affair a suc
ess. Heretofore, all who have come
aere to attend a large gathering have
jone away to say that Aberdeen is the
reatest convention city of the slate,
and if plans now laid are carried
through such will be the verdict of
the state teachers.
It is expected that somewhere be
tween 700 and 1,000 teachers will be
present, and these will hear addresses
oy some of the most noted speakers
tnd entertainers from various parts of
ihe country. Dr. Nicholson, formerly
president, of the Dakota Wesleyan uni
versity, and now of New York, will
be present to preside, he being presi
ient of the organization.
Hotel rates have been obtained from
each hostelry in the city.
The Commercial club is booming
the convention and its members,
through committees, are planning va
rious kinds of entertainment. The
visiting teachers will be given a
splendid evening reception at the new
Sherman hotel on Dec. 29.
The board of regents offered the
buildings at the Northern Normal and
Industrial school for convention pur
poses, and the executive committee of
the S. D. E. A. has officially accepted
the tender. Therefore all general and
department sessions will be held at
FRIEND HAS RUNAWAY BOY.
While on Visit, Man Learns of Lad's
After months of speculation, the
mystery surrounding the identity of
two young boys who have been at
Claremont, Brown county, and vicin'ty
all summer, finally las been solved.
They are the sons of a wealthy farm
er named Huffman of Java, Walworth
county. The two boys ran away from
home last spring, and at Claremont
were taken into custody. They finally
The oldest boy, whose name Is Phil
ip, found a home with a farm
er named Barto, near Claremont. He
disappeared while making his way
from the house to the barn on the
Barton place. Now It has been ascer
tained that he walked to the town of
Bowdle, where he secured employ
ment with a man who knew the lad's
parents, but who failed to recognize
Later this employer visited the par
ents of the lad in Walworth county,
learned of the disappearance of the
two sons and informed them he had
one of the lads. Both boys now have
been returned to their parents, who
spent a small fortune in striving to
Mrs. Wade Parker—Dear, let me
have $2, please. I want to go to the
Mr. Wade Parker Honestly, 1
haven't got more than 20 cents and—
Mrs. Wade Parker—O, well, let m«
have that, and I'll go shopping In
Giving It Time.
Jeweler—Is your watch all right,
now, Mr. Smart?
Mr. Smart—Well, no, not yet but
It seems to be gaining every day.
ELOPES WITH HIS LADY LOVE.
Ward of Grandparents Is Married by
Neighbors In the Night and Town
Suitor Is Foiled.
In a love story that reads like fic
tion, William Graves and Inga Grudt,
both of South Shore, in the north end
of Codington county, won out against
the maiden's guardians, a suitor
favored by the girl's grandparents,
and the law.
Pretty Inga Grudt lived in Denmark
till a few years ago, when her
parents sent her to this country to
stay with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Grudt of South Shore.
They became her official guardians. A
handsome young clerk in the town
was attracted to the ward of the
couple, who heartily approved of his
attentions, but not so the girl. She
had been won by Will Graves, whose
farm joined that of her grandparents.
To him she told how she was being
annoyed by the attentions of the other
suitor, and the sturdy young farmer
told her it would stop that night. And
For after the old folks had gone to
sleep, in the most approved romantic
way he stole his lady love, procured
his license and married her before
daylight. The wrath of the guardians
and the disappointed suitor of the
girl knew no bounds. Swearing out
a warrant for the arrest of Graves
on the charge of abduction, the prin
cipals and witnesses in the affair were
haled into the municipal court in this
city yesterday morning. The girl
swore that she was sixteen years old
last July, and, the guardians not being
able to swear that she was not, the
judge dismissed the case and sent the
young couple home with his blessing.
DAIRYMEN WANT STATE AID.
South Dakota Dairymen and Butter
makers' Association to Petition
The annual convention of the South
Dakota Dairymen and Buttermakers'
association, after being in session at
Sioux Falls, has concluded its work
and adjourned. At a business session
the folowing officers were elected fodr
the coming year:
President, E. H. Baldwin, Letcher
vice president, C. H. Winn, Castle
wood secretary-treasurer, Albert An
The resolutions favor asking the
next state legislature to make an ap
propriation for the purchase of addi
tional equipment and demonstrative
dairy work, and that the sum of not
less than $1,000 be appropriated an
nually by the legislature for the asso
ciation's annual convention, for the
printing and distribution of reports of
annual conventions and for the pro
motion and the dissemination of dairy
knowledge throughout the state.
Th eerection of a permanent dairy
building on the state fair grounds at
Huron also is urged. The winners of
first, second, third and fourth prizes
and fo rtlie best display of butter
were: A. H. Ryger, Milbank Fred
Madsen, Summit Chris Hanson,
Stockholm Chris Togness, Astor,
NEW FARMING SCHOOL.
Will Compensate for Lack of Second
On Nov. 3 will occur the opening of
the new school of agriculture, author
ized by the last session of the legis
lature, to be run in connection with
the State College of Agriculture and
Mechanic Arts at Brookings. It pro
vides a three-year-course of five
months in each year, for both men
and women. Graduates of the eighth
grade of the country schools are eli
gible for admission, and the course
of study is arranged to compensate
for the lack of secondary education
in the rural districts. It is a new
thing in educational circles, and its
progress will be watched with much
interest by educators all over the
BOOTLEGGERS IN TROUBLE.
After Local Justice Fines Them, Uncle
Sam Takes Them in Hand.
Since*"prohibition went into effect in
Mitchell last spring the bootlegging
of whisky and beer has been carried
on to a certain extent by parties who
thought they could beat out the law.
Three of them, George Stevens, Paul
Thompson and Fred Hollands, were
arrested under the city ordinances
and fined. The United States govern
ment has now taken hold of the viola
tion for selling intoxicating liquors
without a license. They were taken
to Chamberlain before United States
Commissioner Tidrick, who bound
them over to appear before him again
on Oct. 29. The three men pleaded
guilty in justice court to the charge.
MOTOR LINE UNDER WAY.
Track Laying 8oon to Be Started on
the Brookings & Sioux Falls Road.
The Brookings & Sioux Falls rail
road Is fast nearing Brookings. Eigh
teen miles of grade have been com
pleted, and track laying will be com
menced at once. It is expected that
the road will be completed to Erlco,
a new town in Moody county, before
snow flies. The road Is to be a mo
tor line, operated by gasoline power.
A franchise has been granted by the
TWO ARE VICTIMS OF BULLETS
Old-time Enemies Meet on Way
and Oilier Is Dying.
Lexington, Ky„ Nov. 3.—The Rows
Angell feud, which raged for sever.il
years in Lee county, but which has
been smoldering for the past two or
three years, was reo.iened at. Heidel
berg, that county, yesterday morning,
and last night Ephriam Angell died
and Harry Ross is at the point
death, each being the victim of the
Meet on Way to Church.
The men met within sight of a small
cliurch which both were on the way
to attend, and before the friends of
either were aware of trouble bullsLs
began to fly and neither one was ablj
to reach the house of worship.
Strange to say, the friends of the
participants who accompanied the two
men did not O.tempt. to continue the
fight, but busied themselves with car
ing for the dead and dying. Reports
from Reattyville, the county seat, last
night, however, indicate that the two
factions are preparing for war.
Fear Bloody Feuds.
The officers were notified of the
killing, but so far have made no effort
to make any arrests, holding that it
will not be necessary.
Lee county has been free of feud
fights for several years, but it is fear
ed- that the killing will again throw
the two factions Into a turmoil.
VON BUELOW WILL NOT QUIT.
Imperial Chancellor Relieves German
Emperor of Great Ebarrassment.
Berlin, Nov. o. Chancellor von
Buelow has relieved Emperor William
of great embarrassment by reconsid
ering his resignation, brought about
by resentment over his majesty's in
terview in the Ixmdon Telegraph, in
which the kaiser was put in the atti
tude of assuming all the credit for
the war plans followed by Great Brit
ain in crushing the Boers. This re
moves all doubt about the chancel
lor's remaining in office.
Prince von Buelow's reconsideration
was at the urgent request of the kai
Whole Country Aroused.
Chancellor von Buelow's position
apears to be almost untenable. Far
and wide throughout the empire the
newspapers of all parties discuss with
varying degrees of mockery, amaze
ment and regret the government's ex
planation of how what purported to be
enormously important utterances of
the emperor, affecting three great
powers, passed through the hands of
the chancellor and a long line of for
eign office officials without seemingly
having been considered by any of
them or read by most of these respon
ble for the delicate foreign relations.
Condoned by Kaiser.
The emperor fully condones Prince
von Buelow's part in the affair, but
the chancellor's authority and prestige
with the country have been so shaken
that he may again ask the emperor to
The Radical, Liberal and Socialist
journals utilize the event to urge
upon the country a demand for a min
istry responsible to the parliament
and people instead of the continuance
of ministerial responsibility to the
The whole subject is likely to come
up for debate in the reichstag, which
will reassemble on Wednesday.
TO UTILIZE 10,000 ACRES.
Cattle Syndicate Hopes to Start Im.
Winnipeg, Nov. 3. syndicate of
Minnesota, Montana and Oregon cat
tle men has leased 10,000 acres of
grazing land near Chilco lake, some
distance from the head of Butte inlet,
in British Columbia. Thousands of
yearlings will be shipped in. Arrange
ments are in the hands of J. A. Stet
son of Duluth. In the Lake Chilco
locality there is no snowfall and young
cattle stay out the year round.
Jackles Are Dined.
Amoy, Nov. 3.—Two thousand men
of the second squadron of _tho Ameri
can fleet were allowed to land yester
day and were served at the reception
grounds with European luncheon and
a Chinese dinner. Admiral Sah of the
Chinese navy yesterday gave a lunch
eon in honor of Rear Admiral Emory
and the fleet commanders.
Suspected of Smuggling.
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 3.—Suspected
of having engaged in smuggling Chi
nese from Mexico to the United
States, the American schooner Fred
die W. Alton of Boston is detained
here by customs officials. The master,
Capt. Daly, disappeared when the in
Court Holds Sunday Session.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 3.—Court was
In session yesterday to take up elec
tion frauds discovered by police and
court officials. Nearly fifty arrests
have been made and a number of con
victions secured. The police say they
have found 150 "straw men" in three
Cadet Killed in Football Game.
Lexington, Nov. 3.—Cadet G. Cook
Ferebee, son of G. B. Ferebee of Nor
folk, Va., died yesterday from concus
sion of the brain, due to an injury re
ceived in a game of football between
Virginia military institute and Roan
Killed by Street Car.
St Joseph, Mo., Nov. 3.—William
Groves Is dead and Mrs. Carrie M.
Bulling Is badly Injured as the result
of a street car striking a buggy In
which they were riding.
Church and Open Fire—One Dies
BLUE FRONT LIVERY
Bam Sonth End of Second Ave.
Stands on Its Merit.
0. H. MEAD, PROPRIETOR-
Livery and Feed Stable
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO
Worth Gomes From Good
You can't have good bread unless you have
good material. VVe use only the best milling
wheat in the manufacture of our flour. We
have tho latest and most approved machin
ery and use \i in the beat way and the result
Is that the produot of our mill
The flour manufactured by the SiSBOton Mill*
ingCo. stand* up to our recommendations
tor It. Brend and pastry made with our Hour
are stimulating and help make good living.
The Sisseton Mill&Ligtit Co.
We Also Handle Coal and Feed
H. SNYDER C.
and pays the highest
market price therefor
BUTTER, EGGS, CHICKENS
GEESE TURKEYS. PELTS
If you have anything to sell in
this line it will pay you to call
onus. We also buy old iron,
copper and rubber
Sisseton Produce Co, Sisseton, S. D.
Th© Summit Brand
We Will Save You Money!
Try Axness & Co., when in need oi
OF ANY KIND.
We have a fine, clean, dry stock
O. T. Axness Co.
SNYDER & DALE, Proprietors.
Boys and Sells All Kinds of Prodace
WILSON BHOi„ PROP.
FINEST TURNOUTS IN THE NORTHWEST
Horses Bought, Sold and Exchanged
Opposite Commercial Hotel Bute
ton. Sooth D»Uot»