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MONDAY, June 13. SENATE—The pension appropria tion bill was reported back with amendments and calendared. It car ries a total appropriation of $146,737, 350 an increase of Sll,912,264over the house bill, and $11,522,585 more than last year. The principal items are an increase of $11,907,634 for the army and navy pensions. The bill introduced by Mr. Peffer May 26, to increase the currency and provide for its circulation at reduced rates of interest and establish a bureau of loans, was taken from the table. Mr. Peiter spoke in advocacy ot it. It provides lor appointments by the president of commissions to establish loan agencies at the capital of every state arid territory and other convenient places to loan money to people, secured by real estate, in sums not less than 8100, nor more than $2,500 to one person or family. No provision is made as to the rate of interest. To provide funds, treas ury notes are to be issued at the rate of $1.50 for every dollar's worth of gold and silver coin and bullion belonging to the United States. No corporation or firm is to hereafter receive more than 5 per cent interest on short time, nor more than 4 per cent for one year, or longer. Provis ion is made for loans on agricultural products in warehouses at the rate of 4 per cent. Much of Mr. Peffer's speech was in denunciation of usury, which he said was breaking down the republic. The republic would go down unless the people were saved. There is no way of saving them except by destroying usury, lie believed congress had per fect authority under the constitution to lend money to the people, as much as to provide for carrying mails or packages, or determining rates which railroads may charge for carrying freight or passengers. At the close of his speech the bill went over without action. Mr. McPherson gave notice of his intention to address the senate Wed nesday on free coinage. Mr. Morgan gave notice that he would do so tomorrow. Adjourned. HOUSE—The house committee on Indian affairs reported the house bill ratifying the agreement for cession to the United States of lands in Cher okee outlet. It aggregates over 8,000,000 acres, which will be thrown open to settlement if the bill becomes a law. On motion of Mr. Peel of Arkansas, a bill was passed providing that In dian children be declared citizens when they reach the age of 21 years, and shall thereafter receive no sup port from the government provided they have had ten years' industrial training. Mr. Otis of Kansas asked consent for present consideration of a resolu tion reciting improper conduct on the part of Secretary Noble and Commis sioner Carter with regard to the Max well land grant said conduct being alleged to be in pursuance of a con spiracy entered into some years ago by Stephen B. Elkins and J. William son, and asking for a special commis sion of seven members to inquire into the matter. Mr. Payne of New York objected, and tne resolution was referred. After action upon some District of Columbia measures, the house went Into committee of the whole on the fortification bill. After dispensing with the first read ing of the bill, the committee rose without further action. In "consideration" during the morn ing hour, the senate bill was passed (with amendment), authorizing entry of lands chiefly valuable for building stone under the placer mining law. Also a bill to protect settlement of rights where two or more persons set tle on the same section of agricult ural public lands before survey thereof. Adjourned. TUESDAY, SENATE—At June 14 the opening of the senate the death of Representative Stackhouse was announced, and after the adoption of suitable resolutions the senate adjourned in respect to his memory HOUSE—In the house today the sen ate amendments to diplomatic and consular appropriation bills were non concurred in and a committee on conference appointed. The death of Congressman Stackhousc had been announced, and after the adoption of appropriate resolutions, the house as a further mark of respect adjourned. WEDNESDAY, June 15. SENATE—The senate spent four hours in debate on the silver bill, Mr. Morgan occupy ing about three fourths of the time in an elaborate presentation of arguments in sup port of the measure. He criticised the silver plank in the Minneapolis platform as timid and irresolute, while he gave it credit for being a step to the front, and as to the com ing Chicago convention, Mr. Morgan said the democracy would also step to the front and declare notonly that silver should be equal with gold, but that it should have the right of free coinage. He was followed by Mr. Palmer, who moved to strike out all the bill except th5 first sec tion, which fixes the standard of gold and nilver dollars and makes those coins legal tender, and permits owners of silver or gold bullion to have it minted for their benefit and without charge. Mr. Stewart spoke in support of the bill and Mr. Cockrell presented figures to prove that just before the demonitization act of 1873, coining of silver dollars had not virtually ceased, as often asserted, but was going on continually. No action was taken on the bill. Mr. Morrill will address the senate to ©ppo position to the bill tomorrow. Adjourned. HOUSE—After transaction of routino bus iness, the house went into committee of the whole on the fortification appropriation bill. Mr. Beckenridge of Kentucky, briefly explained its provisions. It appropriated 92,412,272, being §l,3l2,427 less than the amount of the bill of last year, and authorizes the secretary of war to make contracts for cer tain work involving further expenditure of $l,:i76,000. After remarks by Mr. Grout of Vermont, the committee rose and the bill passed. The house then went into committee of the whole on revenue bills. The first bill called up by Mr. Shively of Indiana was the bill to reduce the duty on tin plate. Mr. Shevly's speech elicted a good deal of lipplause from his party colleagues and was attentively listened to. Mr. White of Iowa.made his.maiden speech Jn favor of the bill. Alter remarks by Messrs.O'NeIl of Pennsyl vania and Itaines of New York, the commit tee roseand the house adjourned. Thursday, JUNE 18. SENATE—The silver bill was discussed by Mr. Morrill, who was replied to by Mr. Stew art, and it went over without action. After a short discussion the anti-option bill was referred to the judiciary committee, Mr. Washburn stating that the bill would be reported promptly by the committee. A conference report on the river and har bor bill was made by Mr. Frye, who stated that an agreement had been readied on all but two amendments, which were for a boat railway around the Dalles of Columbia river, and for a canal in the state of Washington to connect the waters of Lake Washington with those of Puget sound. After along session the senate insisted on its amend ments and agreed to a further conferencc. It then adjourned until Monday next. HOUSE—The tin plate bill engrossed the entire time of the house today. But little attention was paid to the debate. On both sides interest was largely perfunctory, and the house adjourned without taking action on the bill. FRIDAY, June 17. HOUSE—There was an unusually large attendance in the house today. The river and harbor conference report was submitted. There was a disagreement upon it, and a fur ther conference was ordered. The remain der of the day was consumed in fillibuster ing over the Sibley claim bill, and the house adjourned without action. NORTH DAKOTA NEWS. Edgerly jubilated over Harrison's nomination. The State Bank of Edgerly has opened for business. Dickey paid out $900 in one month for bounty on gophers. Over $15,000 worth of books are now in the State library at Bismarck, and another consignment selected by Librarian Flint are expectcd every day. A defect in the present law prevents the appointment of deputy boiler inspectors. There are more boilers in the state than any one man could inspect in eighteen months. It is reported that a party of James town hunters had started a herd of seventeen buffalo in the hills. In this case two of the cows got in with some cattle fifteen miles northwest of Edgely. The va ant desks of the deceased members of the Legislature, Repre sentatives Daily, of Walsh county and Thompson, of Trail, were deco rated with flowers at the opening of the extra session. At a special meeting of the Yalley City board of trade, it was voted to donate $250 to assist the Alliance committee in taking care of the dele gates to the state meeting to be held in that city. Mercer County has the largest acreage in grain that has ever been sown. It all came up even and is growing very fast. Now that the June rains have set in there is every indication of another large crop. The Bismarck Tribune credits Hon. J. B. Wineman, of Grand Forks, as the man that discovered the defect in the law that there was no provision made for the selection of electors of President and vice-President of the United States. The Crystal Call is responsible for the following: "Pride does not always exist in town, but occasionally bobs up in the rural districts as well. One day last week a western farmer drove up to the west side of town with his lumber wagon and ox team, accompanied by the women folks of the family, and an observer was sur prised to see the ladies get out of the wagon and walk into town, a distance of at least a quarter of a mile. Too honest to go in debt for horses and carriage, and too proud to ride in a farm wagon, they walked while visit ing the fashionable and aristocratic city of Crystal. Hon. G. A. Matthews of Brookings, and Miss Bertha Van Dusen were married at Prentice, Wis., Wednes dav. June 8. They will be at home July I. The 11-year-old son of E. M. Fitch, of Flandreau was found dead in a cel lar used for the storage of gasoline. It is supposed that while drawing the oil he was overcome by the escaping gas. One of the most fearful accidents in the history of Cincinnati was that of the fall one day last week of the bridge which was in the course of con struction over the Licking river, between Covington and Newport, Ky. Sixty-eight workmen were on the structure, twenty of whom were killed and the balance were more or less injured. State Land Commissioner Euth has not yet been able to make a list of the number of acres of school lands sold this year and the price received for the same, but an approximate esti mate made of the returns from each county will not be far out of the way. The list is as follows: Bon Homme, $41,420 Brookings, $20,310 Brown, $1,200 Clay, $38,742 Codington, $1,980 Grant, $29,240 Hanson, $1, 280 Hamlin, $8,720 Hutchinson, $83,809 Lake, $28,484 Lincoln, $129,000 Minnehaha, $82,000 Moody $15,335 Turner, $127,740 Union, $68,700 Yankton, $61,900 Roberts, $7,000. This makes a total of $746,850 to be added to the permanent school fund. The total sales last year will not vary much from this year's sales. COMMANDER HOIT SPEAKS. The Full Text of His Last Order to t)M 6» A. R. Posts. HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF SOUTH DAKOTA, GRAND ARMY OP THE REPUBLIC, GENERAL ORDERS NO. 4. ABERDEEN, June 15,1802. Thefolio wing appointments of Adjutants have been made by Colonels of Division, and the same are hereby confirmed: Division No. 1—James Fitzgerald, Beres ford. Division No. 3—W. H. Sanborn, Parker. Division No. 4—C. H. Van Slyke, Sioux Falls. Division No. 5—F. H. Clark, Plankington. Division No. G—Levi Brown, Ethan. Division No. 7—E. V. Miles, Wessington Springs. Division No $—E. T. Sheldon, St. Lawrence. Division No. 11—Granville W. Demarest, Watertown. Division No. 12-E. C. Stillwell, Clark. Division No. 13—John H. Shirk, Faulktoa. Division No. 14—J. N. Carver, Britton. Division No. 15—EmmetCole, Aberdeen. Division No. 1(i—J. F. Streit, Hermosa. Division No. 1 7 —Wilber Peck, Deadwood. Colonels of Divisions Nos. 2,9 and 10 are requested to make their appointments of Adjutant and send In the name without fur ther delay. Additional appointments of comrades to serve upon the Staff of the Department Com mander are hereby announced. They will be obeyed accordingly: Aides-de-Camp, Thomas Scarvell, Groton £. 11. Couse, DeSmet J. Cummings, Brook ings A. 8. Mitchell, Volga C. A. B. Fox, Lake Preston B. S. Wheeler, Iroquois J, D. Dauser, Tyndall John P. Brehl, Faulkton. Comrade M. E. Robinson, of Blunt, is appointed Major of the 8tli Division, vice W. H. H. Barker, resigned. The following Posts under suspension have been re-instated: Harney, No. 28, Rapid City John A. Dix, No. 30, Ilighmore Gen'l. Sheridan, No. 43, Bloomington Wm. Stanley, No. 148, Her mosa. Comrades intending to visit Washington, D. C., during the National Encampment, will need the national countersign, and Post Commanders should communicate the same to members of their Post only. In view of better times and the greater prosperity dawning upon our State, the Posts are urged to recruit their numbers, both by bringing in new available members and tak ing back the suspended upon terms adapted to the financial condition of the parties inter ested. Post Officers who have kindly sent in to Headquarters reports of Memorial Day exer cises have the thanks of the Department Commander therefor. Any further reports of this nature are requested to be sent directly to Col. C. B. Clark, Dept. Chaplain, whose postoffice address is Mitchell. The attention of the Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster of each Post is particu larly callsd to the fact that the semi-annual reports should be made out immediately after June 30th, and, together with the per capita tax (fifteen cents per capita semi annually) forward at once to the Assistant Adjutant General. GENERAL ORDERS NO. 5. The 400th anniversary of the discovery of America will be the most important of all the centennial observances through which we have passed, and should everywhere in America be appropriately and systematically marked. To this end the Department of Superintendance of the National Edu cational Association have appointed the State Superintendents of Education as a general committee to lead the celebration in the several states. An executive committee was also elected to prepare a uniform pro gram for use in every precinct in the repub lic, and to take direct charge of the move ment. This program will be published and distributed to each locality on or about Sep tember 1st, 1892. It will be simple but impressive and worthy of the occasion. It will provide for morning exercises in the school houses, especially arranged for the pupils, also for an afternoon celebration in the largest hall, designed for the public gen erally, at which the older pupils will be pres ent by delegation or en masse. And the executive committee having said in its mes sage to the teachers: "Invite the Vet erans of the War to send details to every school house to assist in the morning Salute to the Flag, as well as to act as escorts to the pupils in the afternoon parade," the Com mander-in-Chief, desiring that we be fore handed in the matter, directs Department Commanders to officially advise their respective commands of this intention to celebrate Discovery Day, Oct. 12th, 1S92, in the schools, and to issue the necessnry orders to secure the required aid and assistance of the comrades in the ceremonies. Therefore. Department, Staff and Division Officers are requested to interest themselves in, and by every means in their power, support the movement. Post Commanders are directed to confer with the school officials and teachers of their respective localities at the proper time, and assure them of the hearty co-operation of the Posts in such exercises as may be arranged for the comrades to take part in. Also to issue orders for the assembling of the Posts Oct. 12th, in uniform, with badges, and have detail present at the school houses sharp on the hour fixed for raising and salut ing the Flag. The Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons of Veterans are most, cordially invited to join with the G. A. R. in helping to make this cel ebration an ever memorable one to the tliirteeen million school children in the United States. By command of [OFFICIAL.] JAMES B. HOIT, JOHN ACKLEY, Dept. Commander. Assistant Adjutant General. •14,000 for a Schoolma'am. A case which has attracted much attention, throughout the entire Northwest, was concluded last week in the Faribault county, Minn., district court, when the jury rendered a verdict of $14,000 in favor of Miss Lent, the school teacher who was so bru tally maltreated and maimed for life by the parents of one of her pupils named Crusen. The case was one of the greatest legal battles ever fought in the district courts of Southern Minnesota. The defendant set up a plea of justification, and battled against the array of evidence against them with dogged persistence. The young lady is a mental and physical wreck, and a criminal action will at once be commenced against the Crusen's. There was intense excite ment during the trial here, and the result is universally commended. Henry Duclos, of Chamberlain, a prominent farmer of Brule county, last week committed suicide by hang ing, in the county jail. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS. The famous Keystone mines situa ted near Deadwood are in litigation. W. B. Wampler lias been appointed postmaster lit Sisseton, the reser vation. Pontoon bridges on the Missouri seem to be uncertain property. Both Chamberlain and Pierre a#e having trouble. The 2-year-old child of Conductor Frank Maynard, of Marion Junction, died from the effects of being scalded. The town of Centennial in the Black Hills country was visited by a juvenile cyclone last week. Several small buildings were more or less dis turbed. At the republican ratification meet ing held at Woonsocket, S. T. Wins low was formally announced as a can didate for governor before the coming republican convention. Alonzo Chase, of Redfleld, has been elected to the honorable position of instructor and director of Yolapuk for South Dakota at a recent session of the North American Volapuk associatoin. The new artesian well at Madison is progressing rather slowly. The depth reached is in the neighbor hood of 350 feet, but as the casing is being put in as fast as the work goes on there is little or no danger from caving. The books of the state library have been placed upon the shelves con structed in the library room at the capitol. The books have been packed away in boxes ever since they were packed up for shipment from Bis marck three years ago. J. P. Grove, of Papillioa, #ttio bought 560 acres of wild land north west of Plainview, has just received a steam breaker with a capacity of turning over 246 acres of ground per day. The ground will be put to flax. H. L. Loucks, vice president of the national alliance and editor of the Dakota Ruralist, has been summoned to Washington on account of the death of L. L. Polk, president, and to take charge of the affairs of the organization. The first load of new hay was placed on the market at Sioux Falls last Friday and held at $10 a ton. It was of the best quality and yielded from one to one and one half tons to the acre. This is a good year for hay and within a few weeks the market will be glutted. Jas. Owen, of Pierre, has closed his 0,000 contract with the government for the erection of the Indian school at Flandreau. He also has secured another $15,000 contract at Rosebud and one at Standing Rock. Mr. Owen expects to close an even $100,000 in contracts during the month of June. J. W. Jones and Kenneth Harris, two newspaper men of Hot Springs, engaged in a street exhibition of the manly act one day last week. Harris carried off the belt, although the lighter man by forty pounds. No gloves were used, but Jones attempted to apply the knife. The trouble grew out of a newspaper controversy. The republican central committee held a meeting at Madison last week. The convention, at which state officers will be nominated, will be called to meet July 20th, at Madison. The citizens of that place will see that the crowd have ample accom modations and the convention will be held in the pavilion. Hot Springs came very near winning the "prize." The corporate board of Redfleld col lege consisting of 21 members from various parts of South Dakota met Tuesday and elected the following board of trustees: W. W. Taylor, R. B. Hassell, D. M. Evans, Thos. Ster ling. J. E. Robinson, D. R. Tomlin. W. H. Thrall, J. F. Hall, all of Red fleld G. A. Wood, of Milbank C. W. Gregory, of Mellette A. Loomis, of Columbia. Melvin Grisby, of Sioux Falls, is figuring with Chicago parties for the representation of his ''Smoked Yank" in panorama form. The capitalists figuring with Mr. Grisby have made an offer to Pliilloppo, the greatest panorama painter in the world, to prepare the scenes. Philloppo's usual price is $100,000. His greatest work is the '•Gettysburg" panorama. The grand lodge, Masonic, in ses sion at Sioux Falls last week, elected the following officers: Grand master, H. J. Rice, Huron deputy grand mas ter, R. C. McAllister, Madison senior grand warden, W. C. Allen, Groton junior grand warden, F. H. Files, Sioux Falls: treasurer, C. E. Hines, Woonsocket secretary, C. T. McCoy, Aberdeen. The next session will be held at Yankton. The grand chapter of royal arch masons met at Sioux Falls last week. The secretary's report showed that there are in the state 1,348 members distributed among twenty-four subor dinate chapters. The following officers were elected: G. H. P., E. B. Bracy, Mitchell D. G. H- P., Robert F. Sedan, St. Laweence G. K., L. G. Levoy, Webster G. S., Chas.E.Hinds, Woonsocket G. T., Jas. S. Huston, Redfield: G. S., Geo. A. Pettigrew, Flandreau G. Q., Rev. John H. Bab- 4' if ,• cock, Mitchell G. C., J. E. Bennett, Clark G. P., H. T. Corson, Sioux Falls G. R., H. J. Ainley, Rapid City G. M. J. C. Knapp, Milbank G. M. S., S. J. Coyne, Aberdeen G. M. F. V., T. J. Ry'el, Madison G. S., Frank Ivunerth, Sioux Falls. After a three day session in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota world's fair commission adjourned to meet in Woonsocket on the 23d. Secretary Gibbs has gone to Chicago to secure plans for a building and to at once proceed with the work of construc tion. The funds which have been contributed by the citizens through the circulation of subscription papers now amounts to nearly $20,000. C. T. McCoy, grand secretary of the grand lodge A. F. and A. M., says in his report that there are now in the state seventy-nine chartered lodges. During the year three new lodges have been organized, one at Hill City, one at ITeckla and one at Crystal Lake. The total membership is 3, 725. The gross receipts for the year were $3,008.25. In widow's charity fund there is $500. Upon this fund there has been practically no call dur ing the year. Under Louis Richards' supervision and permission, Doctors Pahl and Harvison hauled a forty-foot seine in the artesian lake at Kimball. The catch was not heavy, owing to the weeds at the bottom which lifted the net. Two nice carp, weighing about four pounds each, were caught and a few bullheads. The haul, however, dragged to shore a large turtle as big around as a peck measure. Mr. H. L. Bras of Mitchell, has been appointed chairman of the com mon schools for the educational exhibit for the World's Fair for South Dakota, by Prof. J. W. Mauck, super intendent of the educational exhibit of the state. The task assumed by Mr. Bras is no light one, taking into consideration the fact that there are 3,000 schools in the state, the exhib its of which he will collect and arrange for exhibition. The county auditors met last week at Watertown and organized the County Auditors' Association of South Dakota. J. A. Stanfleld, of Minnehaha was elected president of the association. Mr. Case, of Edmunds county was chosen secretary and Harris of Hand treasurer. Com mittees were appointed by the presi dent on accounts, assessment, tax ation and legislation. The object and aim of the association is to adopt a more uniform system of auditing county business. On Wednesday, June 29, the woman's world's fair board for South Dakota will meet in SiouxFalls to devisep lans for the work of their commission. There will be present Mrs. William Duff Haney of Rapid City, Mrs. J. A. Trow of Madison, Mrs. A. C. Mellette, wife of the governor, and Mrs. J. S. Oliver of Huron. They will meet the ladies of Sioux Falls and arrange for the organization of a woman's world's fair club and for a local entertainment which it is proposed to give for the benefit of the women's fund. The work assigned to the commission is the educational exhibit, finance and domestic economy. On behalf of the state the general work of the lady managers, appointed by the lady's board at Chicago will be in co-opera tion of the commissioners, the lady managers being honorary members or the women's board for the state. At the fireman's tournament held at Watertown last week, the best appearing hose company on parade was No. 4, of Sioux Falls, the Madison hook and ladder the best drilled and hose No. 2, Sioux Falls, the best looking. Geo. Fox, of Yankton, won first money in the single men's coup ling contest. Time, five seconds. Charley Ford, of Miller, won second money in five and one quarter seconds. In the green hose race Watertown won first money in forty-five seconds, and Sioux Falls second money in forty-eight seconds. In the ladder men's contest A. E. Elliot, of Madi son won the championship medal in five and one quarter seconds, and E. Rodgers, of Mitchell, won second money in five and two-thirds seconds. Elliott having won the champion ship medal three years in succession, now retains posession of it. In the band tournament Sioux Falls carried off the $100 prize and the Clark band won second money. South Dakota is the Best. Editor Tom Rishop of the Volga Tribune, has just returned from an eastern visit and in a recent issue of his paper sizes up the outlook as fol lows:—The editor of the Tribune, has returned to "God's country" of pure air and sunshine, and speaks the story of all true Dakotians by saying he was glad to get home. He saw the people and country of several states during his absence, and nowhere did he find times or prospects better than here. The people of South Dakota have reason to be proud of their con dition as compared with those of any further east. Wages are better here, and the crop outlook way above our neighbors. The corn raising states will have a hard time the next twelve months—one-half a crop for them would be a large estimate. 1 Hold Your Land. Farmers have seen the dullest and hardest times they will ever have to pass through. For the past fifty years a constant stream of immigia tion has been flowing into the United States, spreading out over unoccupied government lands and opening up new farms. The passage of the homestead law greatly accelerated the immigration movement. State after state was occupied, increasing the yield of farm productions far beyond the wants of American people, forcing the productions of the farm to seek the markets of the world, to reach which involved long hauls by rail or water to the seaboard, and thence by ocean steamer to foreign ports. Overproduction kept down prjces so that the margin of profit for the farmer has been small. While immigration was thus continued and the supply of government lands held out, there was no reason to hope for the price of farm products to improve. But a marked change must soon come. In five years from this there will be little if any good government land without an occupant. Soon, with the immigration that will continue and the natural increase of popula tion, the nation will consume all that its farms will produce. Manu facturing yet in its infancy, will employ the men who cannot get farms: the increase of mouths to be fed will go steadily on, but the acres of land can never be increased. There is no more land in the world now than thear was on the morning of creation and never will be any more. The probability is that those who are living twenty years from this writing will see the beginning of importation of wheat into the United States. The price of wheat and farm stock has in the past ten years touched its lowest figures Soon prices will begin to advance, slowly at first, but more rapidly as the years roll by, until agricultural pursuits will be among the most profitable of all industries. Then the farmer who owns 160 acres of good land with comfortable surroundings, will be one of the most independent men in American society. The farmer should hold to his farm. He can leave no better heritage to his children. Year by year it will become more valuable. Fifty years from today South Dakota acres will be worth from $40 to $100 per acre. Farmers, hold on to your farms.— Conklins Dakotian. Justly Indignant. On Memorial day the people of Alcester woke from their slumbers to witness a strange sight. For the first time in its history, a rebel flag waved over a church building in the loyal State of South Dakota. There on the spire of the Congregational Church, waved the emblem of the Confederacy, showing the colors, we are informed, of at least two of the trustees of the church, one a genuine Johnny Reb and the other a representative of that class who did their work in the dark during the late rebellion—a copper head. It appears that the old soldiers of Alcester and vicinity made prepara tions to observe Decoration Day and intended to use the church building for that purpose. Upon making ap plication to the copperhead trustee they were informed that they coulC not have the church, as they would spit tobacco juice on the floor and otherwise dirty it up. Tho copper head trustee then went Reb trustee and they, being a majority, fixed the matter to their own satisfaction. Great indignation is manifested by the old soldiers and all the loyal peo ple of the vicinity. A New Railroad. Information has been received at Yankton that Norman W. Gifford, of Chicago, the promoter, who has been to work upon the project of the con struction of a railroad from Yankton, to Norfolk, Neb., has let the contract for grading 30 miles of the road to Michigan railroad contractors. This road will probably be completed and in operation before snow flies. It will afford a southern outlet for all the grain and live stock in the great James river valley and will develop a section of country now traversed only by east and west lines. The counties and precinets, with Yankton and Norfolk, have raised a bonus of $1,300 000 and are awaiting eagerly the com pletion of the road. BICYCLES! Diamond Rambler All styles at lowest prices. Write for catat** lojfues and baiv gains in secoiift hand wheels. V M.i BARNES Aberdeen, SoDa [(FOR HARD WATER. Pub. Ptg. Co. 181)2 No. 1 i wr k/i $ 4^ .**1' '•"-tf"