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S I r* wk'i 8 )K S« SISSETON k: :s|t ?$0t t?" if 'J?1!-,V •ft, #8 tit® THE STANDARD BY M. A. KNAPPEN. SOUTH DAKOTA *.•[ Helen pink 1* the newest color. (Thla will no doubt make Alice blue. Australia wants the world to know that It runs a meat market of its own. I Reports indicate that It takes two bobble* to make one "harem" skirt Borne of the season's new bats will look well if they surround a pretty Cue. Tbe Chicago millionaire who has turned artist can at least draw beau tlful checks. It is to be noted that all those pic tures of smiling girls in aeroplanes •re taken on the ground. I Luther Burbank can do a great deal with fruits and vegetables but ho has never yet turned out a wlnterless win ter. salary of $700,000, and the sum sounds even bigger when expressed In francs. Physicians who are successfully us Ing hydrant water as an anesthetic will fall to score a hit with the man ufacturing chemists. A Cleveland man has been robbed Of $2,400 which he kept In a dishpan. He ought to have had it hidden un der the rubber plant Will prison sentences stop women (Tom smuggling, or will Bociety look upon the brief detention as merely an Interesting diversion? Still some men would rather hear A 40,00C word hypothetical question than 8& angry's wife's: "Well, where have you been till now?" Il,,Though a Chicago man has paid $10,000 for a young bull calf frugal Persons will hesitate to purchase their porterhouse steaks on the hoof. I Chicago is thinking of changing the ajuneei«l.her streets. While they are at It .they might also change the ap pearance of many of them, with profit .l^don has produced a comic opera without music. This is indeed a nov elty, Although they've been producing some comic operas without the com edy ever here for some time. "Don't eat when you're tired," says an eastern physician. On the other hand, never go to bed hungry, we are elsewhere Mlvlsed. Life la getting rather badtf mixed. A California girl offers to sell to the government Lincoln pennies for 91 each. Next thing we know she Will be asking someone to give her two tens for a five. "A man who was put in the Tombs Crimea for carrying concealed weap ons was robbed while there of $600. Investigation might disclose the pres snce of thleveB in the institution. The New Jersey architect who de signed a schoolhouse without any stairway evidently thought that the district should be up-to-date and bring In Its upper floor scholars by airships. Probably the woman who hid her life's savings in the cellar and awoke to find them stolen has reached the conclusion that our national banks are not the most risky things in the world. Loe Angeles has an 80-year-old cit lsen who says he will wed when he has reached the century mark. At any rate, it can hardly be said that he Is rushing precipitately into mat rimony. A Pennsylvania Justice has upheld the right of a wife to paint The dis pute had nothing to do with her earn Ing a living by devoting herself to art, hut was one involving her. own facial decoration. A savant breaks Into print with the •tailing statement that "sowing wild mjtff' is harmful to youths. Let us hope the savant Is not laboring under (fee Impression that he has uttered a thought. I Robbers broke into a Jail In Penn s?4«siil» a few nights ago and robbed tfe* onjy priapner of $20. people who Mis it the desk. :"J7! Dohe to selMefehse. No doubt map »ot U*efr h*d to go back 1' i- mlc^obe haa been oft. but it is to that people ctt no moire be persuaded to give up the ancient of osculation than they can shy of aesptlng money which conveying germa la Mtts beefc»» to he a $800 will now UmalfAt N.Y.CAPITM1ED FIRE SWEEPING THROUGH STATE STRUCTURE AT ALBANY CAUSES $10,000,000 LOSS. NIGHT WATCHMAN LOSES LIFE Priceless Documents, Hundreds of Years Old, Are Destroyed By Flames—Building Erected at Cost of Nearly $27,000,000. Albany, X. Y. Swept by fire, Now York state's magnificent $27,000, 000 capital stands partially wrecked by flames thai started in the assembly library, burned away the entire west wing and did damage estimated at $10,000,000 before the fire was de clared under control, after raging more than four hours. It is believed that the fire was started by a fused electric push but ton. It was discovered by a night watchman and the alarm was sounded nt 2:-1 a. ni. but before the firemen reached the massive structure priceless documents, books and records stored in tbe assem bly library had been destroyed and other departments were being threat ened. The imitation oak coiling of the assembly chamber, composed of papier inache, was partially destroyed, as was also the famous $1,000,000 staircase in the west wing. On the third floor, where the flames gained their start, the departments wholly or partially de stroyed by fire or seriously damaged by water were: Priceless Library Destroyed. The state library, containing 600,000 volumes, among them the most valu able genealogical works in the United States, together with relics, priceless documents, some of them dating back to 1776 and irreplaceable. The assembly and senate libraries, stored with thousands of volumes of law and code books, also many docu ments and manuscripts that can never be replaced. The finance committee room, In which were stored drafts of all the appropriation and other bills of the present session. The chamber of the president pro tem of the senate. The lieutenant-governor's room, bad ly damaged but not wrecked. The senate and assembly chambers, both flushed with water that has ruined their rich furnishing and the papier mache ceiling of the latter is hanging In straggling shreds of half lissolved paper. This ceiling, with its handsome adornment, is said to have cost a great sum and was one of the show sights of the capitol. On the fourth floor in the west wing the wrecked o.Hces are: The court of claims, in which many important legal documents were on file the bill draft ing department the bureau of weights and measures im state regent's rooms the state prison commission the state educational department, con taining many valuable books of scien tific and historical interest. On the second floor the damaged rooms are: The attorney general's of fice the state excise department, prob ably swept by flames. On the first floor the damaged de partments Include the offices of the state treasurer and state tax commis sioner the state board of charities and the state commission of lunacy the lower office of the state education al department. Practically all the offices below the third floor, including the executive chamber, were damaged by smoke and water. The departments which escaped the ravage of fire and the deluge of water include the court of appeals secretary of state's office department of public works the state superintendent of prisons' office the state civil service commission the forest, fish and game department. The restaurant, telegraph offices and press bureaus along the "midway" on the third floor also escaped damage. Night Watchman Missing. While the fire was at its height four men were reported missing. One of them, Samuel Abbott, of Syracuse, is still missing, and is believed to have been burned to death. His body proba bly is burled beneath the mass of debris. Governor Dix was aroused shortly af ter 4 a. m. and remained in close touch with the firemen by telephone until the fire was declared to be under control. Practically all the state officials and many of the city officers were also on the ground. Fire Discovered In Library. The caucus last night did not ad journ until nearly 1 a, m. and a few stragglere remained in the building when the fire broke out. An attache of the assembly library, returning for some overlooked papers! discovered a tiny blaze near his desk! There had been a complaint filed dur ing the day that an electric switch CONSTITUTION HIT. Oklahoma's Railroad Rats Provisions Strike a 'Snag. St. Louis, Missouri. The United States cijrcult court of appeals upheld the. temporary Injunction granted against the corporation commission of Oklahoma by United States circuit Judge Hook nearly a year ago, by which the stae of Oklahoma Is en Joined "from enforcing the two cent passenger f».re law and a reduction In freight rat s. was out of order, and this is supposed to have started the flre. Running out of the corridor the clerk summoned a night watchman and, with the assistance of two newspaper men, efforts w:re made to put out the fire, which probably could have been done had a fire extinguisher or bucket of water been available. Lacking these the flames spread until the room with its inflammable furnishings and paper was all ablaze. It was some time be fore the firemen arrived, and before they could get streams playing the flames were racing toward the state library. Most Costly Public Building. More money was spent on the con struction of the state capitol at Albany than on any other public building in America. It was estimated when its construction was authorized by the leg islature in 18fiH that the building as planned would cost $4,000,000. As the state record for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, last, the total amount expend ed had been nearly $27,000,000, and the original plans had not been carried out. 600,000 Volumes In Library. State Commissioner of Education An drew S. Draper stated today the state library contained COO,000 volumes, (00, 000 pamphlets and 300,000 historical manuscripts. Two years ago Com missioner Draper transferred from the state library proper to the safe in his office on the first floor the original emancipation proclamation, the origi nal of Washington's farewell address, the original manuscript of the state constitution and fifteen or twenty of the other priceless manuscripts, as well as all the Washington relics. These all have been removed from the building to a place of safety since the fire started. Commissioner Draper said that most of the manuscripts that have been lost were original documents and cannot be replaced. The early Dutch records' were lost. Of the books on the state library shelves which can be dupli cated in the open market today, such duplication would cost, according to Commissioner Draper,' $1,500,000, but he says the value of the other books and manuscripts, because of their be ing rarities, is priceless. Commission er Draper estimated that the loss of documents and equipment of the state library which could be replaced was in the neighborhood of $2,000,000. He has arranged'to carry on the work of his department in the state normal school. Next to the financial loss the chief effect of the fire will be inevitable de lay in the machinery of state govern ment. Although the senate chamber stands practically untouched and a few thousand dollars can restore the meeting place of the lower house, a week, or longer may intervene before legislative business can proceed in its accustomed channels. Both houses met in tbe city hall across a short stretch of park from the capitol building, the senate in the council chamber and the assembly In the county court room, where the joint session also was held. The burned out department forces found tempor ary quarters where the could. No Insurance Carried. The state carried no insurance, as the capitol building had been regarded as fireproof. It was, in fact, not the building that burned, but its contents. The fourth floor space in the west end did nearly four times the service it was originally intended for. Most precious, from the historian's standpoint, of the fuel the flames found in their path were the 23 manu script folios of the famous official rec ords of the governors of the City of New Amsterdam, covering a period from 1630 to 1674. These were in course of translation. The transla tions were burned with the original Dutch documents. In addition to these the state lost the correspondence of Governor Geo. Clinton, 5,000 pieces in all, and the original letters of Sir Wiliam Johnson and Governor Daniel D. Tompkins. KENYON IS REPUBLICAN CHOICE. Nominated for Senator by 60 Out of 104 Members of Party. Des Moines, Iowa. At a cau cus of 60 out of 104 Republican mem bers of the Iowa legislature Judge W. S. Kenyon was nominated as the Republican party candidate for United States senator, to succeed Senator Dolliver. Of the 44 absentees 15 have voted for Kenyon hitherto. Sixty-four, mem bers signed the caucus call, but the Republicans who have been voting for Judge H. E. Deemer did not sign or participate in the caucus. On the only ballot taken Judge Kenyon received 53 votes, a majority of all Republican members in the leg islature and Judge Deemer received 6. One vote was cast for Speaker Stiilman. Fire Engineers to Meet. Milwaukee, Wis. The board of dlrectore of the International as sociation of Fire Engineers at a meet ing in Milwaukee decided to hold the annual convention of the association in this city on Sept. 20-22. Roosevelt tb Visit Madison. Berkeley, California. Deliver ing the third Of his series of lectures at th» Greek theater of. the University of California here on the "Bible and the Life of the People," Colonel Tbeo aore Roosevelt declared the Bible should be as much a subject of study in the colleges of the country as in theological seminaries and urged the study of it by all persons as a guide to conduct Col. Roosevelt has re ceived and accepted an Invitation to address the lower house of the Wis consin legislature April 15. -.ft NEW AMBASADOR INCLANS, FINANCIAL AGENT IN LONDON, SAID TO HAVE LEFT FOR WASHINGTON. WILL BE SENOR INCLAN This Announcement Coincident With That of New Diaz Cabinet— Insurrectos Reorganiz ing. .Mexico City, Mexico.—Coincident with the official announcement of a new Diaz cabinet, came that of the appointment of Manuel De Zacaraa cona 1C. Inclan as ambassador to the United States, succeeding Francisco Leon De La Barra. At the same time the resignation of Miguel Macedo as sub-secretary of the department of the interior became known. In the cabinet as announced the of fice of secretary of the interior was left vacant and speculation as to its incubent still favored Theodoro De hesa, governor of the state of Vera Cruz and candidate for vice president at the last election. General Cosio retains the portfolio of the department of war. The cabi net as at present constituted follows: Foreign Relations—Francisco Leon De La 13ai'ra. Interior—Pending. Justice—Demetrio Sodi. Public Instruction—Jorge Vera Es tanol. Fomento—(Promotion of Commerce) Manuel Marroquin Y. Rivers. Communications and Public Worlts —Norbeto Domlnguez. War and Marine—General Manuel Gonzalez Cosio. Salado Alvarez, sub-secretary of the department of foreign relations and for the time being the ranking cabi net official, will administer the oath of office to tha new ministers in the hall of ambassadors in the palace. Mr. Zacamacona E. Inclan is the governments' financial agent in Lon don, where he has been stationed for the past two years. Mr. Inclan was said to have already received notice of his appointment by cable and to have left London for Washington. The retirement of the cabinet members has given rise to many rumors of further official posts to be vacated, which have not excepted that of General Diaz him self. That Vice President Corral will ask for an$ receive a leave of absence for a long term, if he does not in fact pre sent his resignation to congress at its opening on April 1, was regarded as well substantiated. For the report that General Diaz contemplated sur rendering the presidency, however, no foundation, could be found. tel Paso,".March 29.—The insurrectos are reorgahliing their forces, drilling their men, providing them with ample ammunition and distributing stores with a view of carrying on tbe war to a decisive Issue. No attention what ever is being paid to the so-called ov ertures for peae. Madero is anxious to show the widespread extent of the revolution and thus to win recognition of belligerency from all nations. This Information was given out by tbe revolutionary junta here as com ing from Francisco I. Madero, the president of the insurrectos. It was stated that Madero in recent mes sages to the junta was eager to ob tain from foreign governments an of ficial recognition that, a state of war existed in Mexico. One object, it was pointed out, was that in the event the insurrectos captured a border town it would obviate complications with a foreign country by enabling them to ?point provisional consular agents. NEW YORK BANKER SHOT. Woman Customer Finds Official Lean ing Over Table Dying. New York, N. Y. When busi ness opened at the private bank of Julius Debrovssky, the first customer was annoyed that she could get no answer to her questions from the banker, who sat leaning over a table, seemingly burled in thought. It de veloped that in the banker's abdomen was a bullet wound from wbich he died shortly afterwards, without recovering consciousness. Investigation showed $1,000 missing from his safe. The police are undecided whether the case is one of murder or suicide. In the table drawer was found a loaded revolver with one chamber, discharged, but it did not seem probable that the banker could have taken the revolver from the drawer, shot himself and then replaced it. Stephen Borczelly, his clerk, who en tered the bank a few minutes after the body was found, was led to police headquarters for a close questioning, and later to the coroner's office. No arrests were made. Mining Capiiailn Dies In Cave-In. Calumet, Michigan. Captain James Rowe, aged 31, who bad charge of the Cliff mines of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, was killed in a cave-In. "Amateur Sleuth Catches Man. Sioux City. Iowa.—Acting in the role of an amateur detective, Will iam Livingston, a Cleveland, 0., travel ing salesman, ended a chase which covered four state*, jn this city when he secured the arrest of Archie Kahlan of Omaha. Kaplan Is alleged to hare robbed Livingston of diamonds and cash amounting to $2,000 while he was supposed to be dyink in a Hannibal Mo., hospital. The sheriff at Hanni bal has been notified and will arrive her« to take Kaplan back for trial t* CLEMENCY IS DENIED VIORSE AND WALSH MUST STAY IN PRISON. Attorney General Suggests Thaf Morse's Term Be Shortened to Five Years. Washington, D. C.—Executive clem ency will not be extended at pres ent to Charles W. Morse, the New York banker, and John R. Walsh, the Chicago banker, who are serving 15 and 5 years sentences, respectively, in federal penitentiaries, the former at Atlanta and the latter at Leavenworth. The president has had before him for several weeks applications for clemen cy in both cases and the department of justice has made an exhaustive inves tigation into the evidence presented at the trials of the two bankers and inquired into their physical condition. President Taft r.ill follow the rec ommendations of Attorney General Wickersham who recommended that Inasmuch as Walsh will be paroled un der the new federal law next Septem ber justice would be better served if executive clemency were not extended to him. In the case of Morse it is understood the attorney general was averse to any Immediate relief, but recommended that if there was to be a commutation it should be such as to make the sen tence expire in five years. In that event Morse would be released after serving three years and eight months which includes the usual allowance for good behavior. Morse began serving his sentence in January, 1910, and Walsh two months later. An official statement was issued at the department of justice declaring that reports that Morse is in a criti cal condition are without foundation. FAR EAST WAR SCARE OVER. China's Reply to Russia's Ultimatum Is Announced. St. Petersburg, Russia.—The Rus sian foreign office has telegraphed the Russian minister at Pekin that China's reply to Russia's ultimatum is satis factory and expressing the emperor's gratification at the happy termination of the negotiations. China's reply is an involved attempt to prove that she fully acquiesced in Russia's demands in her replies to previous Russian notes, and that if my matters were not specifically men tioned it was because it had been taken for granted that they were in Accordance with the treaty rights tvhich China never questioned. As a matter of formality, China reiterates Russia's right to erect consulates and to freedom of trade. EDNA GOODRICH GETS DIVORCE. Actress Given Absolute Decree In Suit Against Nat Goodwin. New York, N. Y.—Edna Goodrich was granted her divorce. Justice Gerisch in the supreme court con firmed the report of J. Campbell Thompson, referee, who heard the evi dence in Mrs. Goodwin's suit for abso lute divorce from her husband, Nat Goodwin. He also signed the interloc utory decree and had the papers in the case sealed. In the order Goodwin is forbidden to marry again in New York state during the life of his for mer wife, while permission is granted Miss Goodrich to resume her maiden name and to remarry. The papers in the case contain no mention of ali mony, but it is understood a private agreement on this subject was reached by the attorney for the couple. PA. RY. TO INCREASE ITS STOCK. Raise of Capital $100,000,000 Voted by Stockholders. Philadelphia, Penn. More than 60 per cent of the stock of the Penn sylvania Railroad company was voted at the election in favor of increasing the capital stock from $500,000,000 to $600,000,000. Eight hundred and eigh ty-eight stockholders voted in person and 5,028,588 shares were voted by proxy. It was announced that only $40,000, 000 of the $100,000,000 increase will be issued for the present. Of this, $18,000,000 will be added to an author ized stock balance of $22,000,000 on hand, making $40,000,000 to be devot ed to the purchase of equipment and for improvements and expansion dur ing the year. Lake Steamer Sets Out In Gale. Detroit, Mich.—The 1911 season of passenger steamboat navigation opened here when the steamer City of Detroit left for Cleveland with a 32 mile gale blowing from the southwest Father and Four Children Burned. Aurora, Missouri.—Dr. D. E. Mor ris, a prominent physician, and his four children were burned to dealh in a flre that destroyed the Morris home, three miles southeast of here. TELEGRAPHERS WILL 8TRIKE. Threaten Walkout on Illinois Centra' Unless Their Pay Is Raised. New Orleans, La. iie a general strike of the telegraphers employed by the Illinois Central railroad will be called April 1, if the demands of the men for twenty per cent increase in wages is not granted, acording to local representatives of the telegraphers. This bears out previous statements if a like nature from the North. i\ S O'GORMAN LANDS NEW YORK LEGISLATURE NAMES SUPREME COURT JUSTICE FOR U. S. SENATE EIGHTY SUPPORT DEPEW O'Gorman Was Chosen on the Sixty* Fourth Ballot, Ending a Ninety Day Fight—Depew Had Eighty Votes Albany, Jf. Y., March 31.—Supremo Court Justice James Aloysious O'Gor man, democrat, of New York City, was elected United States senator tonight by the legislature, after the most pro tracted struggle over this position ever held in the Empire State. On the final ballot, the sixty-fourth, he re ceived 112 votes, to 80 cast for Chauncy M. Depew, whose term expired March 4th. At the close of a day of almost con tinuous negotiations, the insurgents capitulated and Justice O'Gorman was elected. A few minutes before the ballots were cast, Justice O'Gorman resignation from the bench was filed at the office of the secretary of state. He could not have been elected, while holding the office of justice of the supreme court. Wild applause marked the close ot the long contests, and the legislature quickly adopted a resolution adjourn ing until April 17. Governor Dix tonight expressed gratification at the result. Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam many hall, who for weeks has been striving to bring about the election, of r. Shoohan, expressed himself as highly pleased with the outcome. James A. O'Gorman has long been one of the leading members of Tam many Hall and one of its foremost orators for 30 years. He established his reputation as a public speaker in. its interests, when twenty-one years old. His eloquence was credited with) having saved a doubtful assembly dis trict. I*a.'st nigh/t i) was understood a. senator would be selected today from a list of eleven submitted by the in surgents. Early this morning, Mr. Murphy came to Albany and instantly spread the report that Justice O'Gor man has been selected as the choice of the democratic organization. The insurgents, who had about mad© up their minds to enter the caucus on the assurance that no names would be submitted outside their list of eleven, balked at this program. They failed to appear at the morning caucus and a postponement was had until 3 e'clock p. m. Meantime a committee repre senting the insurgents who were in conference at the residence of their leader, Senator Roosevelt, and at last fourteen of them voted to put to an end the struggle by accepting O'Gor man. One insurgent did not vote and the other eight votes "No." It was 5 o'clock when the caucus reconvened. As the constituents of the insurgents filed into the room and a burst of cheers arose. "It's O'Gorman," some one shouted, and then the cheering became wild. O'Gorman it was, when the vote was taken. The ballot showed a tola! of 101 present and the voting was ap portioned in this way: James A. O'Gorman, 63 William Sheehan, 23 Isidor Straus, 5 D. Cady, 4 Kerrick, 4 John D. Kernan, 3 Al ton B. Parker, 1 William Selzer, 1. The vote for O'Gorman was then made unanimous. Senators Reosevelt and Burd, followed by other insurgents who had not taken part in the caucus, filed into the chamber in a mingled chorus of cheers and jeers. "Tam-Ma-Nee," sang out some one, and half the members joined in the chorus, drowning the voice of the speaker. It was some minutes before order could be resorted and the formal ratification of the caucus decree be gan. When the name of Senator Brackett, minority leader was called, he arose and taunted the insurgents, saying that after they had refused to support one man, the choice of a majority of the party because of his relations with Tammany hall, "they had finally join ed in the election of one who has been Infinitely closer than has been Mr.. Sheehan. Assembly Leader Merritt, republic an leader, had something to say in ahe same view. To them. Senator Wag ner and Assemblyman Smith, major ity leaders of the two bouses, retorted in like spirits. A hush of expect ancy fell over the chamber when Sen ator Roosevelt's name was called. "Two months ago," said the Insur gent leader," several democrats felt it was our duty to dissent from cer tain of our party associates in the mat ter of selecting a United States sen ator. We have followed the dictates of our consciences and have done our duty as we saw fit. Mr. O'Gorman was born on the low er west side of New York qity on May 6, 1860. He is the son of Thomas and Ellen O'Gorman and married Ann M. Leslie, on January 2, 1884. They have nine children, seven daughters and two sons. Hia salary has been $17,500 or al most three times what he will receive as United States senator, and he bad almost three years to serve, while aa a senator he has six years. The new senator is a member of the law institute, the Medicologal society, Catholic club, Friendly Sons of 8t. Patrick, New York Athletic Club, Champlain club. Royal Ancaneum and other organizations. He has received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the College of St. Thomas of Villa Nova, 1904, Fordham "niversity, 1908, and New York University. 1909.