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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1901)
Decision that Indian With White Father
Oannot Have Allotment.
CHARGES AGAINST SEVERAL PEOPLE
Complaints Accompanied by Application
to Enter Homestead Claim—Papers
Sent to Genera! Commissioner nt Wash
ington—People of Lynch Excited.
O'NEILL, Neb., Aug. 10.—Much ex
citement is being caused here by rea
son of a recent decision of the secre
tary of the interior with reference to
land allotted to quarter and half
breed Indians. The syllabus of the
case referred to is as follows:
“Children born of a white man, a
citizen of the United States, and an
Indian woman, his wife, follow the
status of the father in the matter of
citizenship and are therefore not entl
tied to allotment under section 4, act
of February 8, 1887, as amended by
the act of February 28, 1891.”
The decision seems to affect the ti
tle to several thousand acres of very
choice land In Boyd and Knox coun
ties. In October, 1890, there were al
lotted to the Ponca tribe of Indians In
Nebraska several thousand acres of
land In the above named counties,
which then formed a part of the Pon
ca and Sioux Indian reservations.
Many of the allottees were children
horn of a white man and an Indian
woman and under the rule then In
force it was thought they were en
titled to an allotment. T' i ruling
was reversed In the decision above re
fei red to.
S. J. Weeks, register of the United
States land office here, when seen to
day said: "Yes. it is true that charges
have been preferred by individuals
against a number of Indian allotments
in Boyd county. The complaints are
in the nature of an affidavit, alleg
ing in each instance that the allottee
in each instance is the child of a
white man and a citizen of the Uni
ted. States. In most Instances the
complaint is accompanied by an ap
plication to enter the land as a home
stead. The homestead application is
not allowed, but all papers are trans
mitted to the commissioner of the
general land office, and will, as I take
it, if he deems the charges sufficient,
make the matter a subject of Inquiry
by a special agent or order a hearing
at the local land office. In case a
hearing is ordered the persons pre
senting the charges against the al
lotments must assume and pay the
expense of the hearing, but they ac
quire no preference right to make en
try of the land if the allotment is
It Is reported here today that the
people of Lynch, the town nearest
the land, are much excited over the
matter and many are on the way
here to maH« application (or the land.
AFTER REMAINDER OF LAND.
Settlers Think Cattlemen Can Easily (let
Out of the Reserve.
LAWTON, OU1.. Aug. 10.—A move
ment has been started here among the
homeseekers who have lost to have the
government open up the three reserves
In the land lottery which It set aside
in the Lawton district before the open
ing. At a meeting of 100 or more of
them If was deeided to petition the In
terior department at once to take such
action. These reserves embrace 532,
500 acres, or about 3,300 quarter sec
tions. The land was held in reserve,
It is believed, because the government
anticipated that the cattlemen, who
had all of the Klowa-Comanche coun
try leased for pastures, would not be
able to find pastures in Texas or other
cattle grazing sections readily. If the
cattlemen can round up their cattle
and get them to the government res
ervations this fall, the homeseekers ar
gue, they can find pastures somewhere
else by next spring. The homeseekers
are willing to buy the land outrigfit
from the government.
Warrant (or Mint Cleric.
SAN FRANCISCOO, Aug. 10.—Uni
ted States Court Commissioner Hea
eock has. upon the request of Secret
Service Agent George W. Hazen, is
sued a warrant for the arrest of Wal
ter N. Dimmtck, former chief clerk
of the United States mint in this city,
charging him with embezzling $30,000
in gold coin, the loss of which was
discovered early last month.
Omaha V.lna to Extend.
CUMBERLAND. Wll., Aug. 10.—The
Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis & Om
aha railway will tap the Upper Mich
igan Iron country.
Sheriff Kills Horse Thief.
RED LODGE, Mont.. Aug. 10 —
Sheriff Potter shot and killed Tod
Sloan, an alleged Wyoming horse
thief. The sheriff had received a mes
sage from Big Horse county. Wyom
ing, to arrest Sloan and his partner,
who were headed toward this city
with a bunch of stolen horses. Sloan's
partner was arrested in the city
without resistance. Sheriff Potter and
his deputy then found Sloan in the
valley some miles from town.
THE LAST THOM M’ARTHUR.
War Department Reralvea Report of Af
fairs in the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9.—The annual
report of Major General MacArthur,
dated July 1, 1901, the day he relin
quished command of the Philippines,
has been received at the War depart
ment. The period covered by the re
port is from October 1, 1900, when the
last report from General MacArthur
was dated. He sayH: “With the dis
bandment of the insurgents’ field ar
mies the Filipinos organized desperate
resistance by banding the people to
gether in support of the guerrillas.
This was caried out by means of secret
committees which collected contribu
tions, Inflicted punishments and car
ried on a considerable opposition to
the Americans.” General MacArthur
says he hopes the policy adopted will,
in time, conciliate the natives and
make them friendly to the United
States. The education of the people
in times past made them suspicious
of any governmental beneficence and
they evidently looked upon the lentent
attitude of the United States as indi
cating weakness. General MacArthur
says the proclamation issued on De
cember 20 firmly declaring the inten
tion of the United States to hold the
islands and have the laws obeyed had
a good effect and the secret resistance
was much abated.
General MacArthur gives the follow
ing statistics from May 5, 1900, to June
30, 1901 (during which time there were
1,062 contacts between American
troops and insurgents), which show
the casualties on both sides:
Americans—Killed, 245; wounded,
490; captured, 118; missing, 20.
1,193; captured, 6,572; surrendered, 23,
During the same period the follow
ing material was captured or surren
dered from the insurgents: Rifiles, 15,
693; ammunition, 296,365 rounds; re
volvers, 868; bolos, 3,516; cannon, 122;
cannon ammunition, 10,270 rounds.
FACTS ABOUT CUMMINS.
I* One of the Representative Republicans
DES MOINES. Ia„ Aug. 9.—A. B.
Cummins of lie's Moines, who was
nominated at the republican state
convention, is one of Iowa’s repre
Born In Greene county, Pennsylva
nia, 51 years of, of Scotch-Irish parent
age, he worked his way through the
common schools and the Waynesburg
academy, and then, when his educa
tion was completed, followed the ad
vice of Greeley and came west.
It was In 1869 that he located in
Elekador, in Clayton county, Iowa,
and there secured a clerkship in the
recorder’s office. Some time after
ward he engaged in carpentering and
still later he was express messenger.
In 1871 Cummins went to Indiana
and was deputy surveyor of Allen
county, a short time afterward becom
ing division engineer of the Cincin
nati, Richmond & Fort Wayne rail
road. At the age of 23 Cummins de
cided to study law, and two years
later was admitted to the bar in Chi
NO CHANCE FOR MEDIATION.
’Frisco Strikers Want All Demands Met,
SAN FRANCISCO. Ca., Aug. 9.—
The strike situation is practically un
changed. Governor Gage has not
been asked to act as mediator, though
he is willing to do what he can to
settle the trouble by arnltratlon. The
City Federation has extended the
strike so as to Include the ports of
Beneeia and Redwood City. The San
Francisco board of trade has under
taken the task of enlisting all the re
tail dealers’ associations of the city
in a united effort to bring about a
The labor leaders, however, state
that the struggle is not likely to be
ended for some time. A mass meet
ing to consider the situation has been
called for tomorrow night.
Col Breathitt Dead.
MARSHALL. Mo., Aug. 9.—Colonel
Cardwell Breathitt d.ed suddenly at
his home near Nelson yesterday, aged
82. He was a son of Governor John
Breathitt of Kentucky and father of
John B. Breathitt, former railroad
Iowa Firm Bankrupt.
DUBUQUE. Ia„ Aug. 9—J. F.
Lindeman & Co. of Lime Springs have
filed a petition in bankruptcy. The
liabilities are $40,000 and the assets
Rooa.velt 1. Ov.rataylng.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug.
9.—Vice President Roosevelt and par
ty who left Colorado Springs Monday
afternoon for a horseback ride and
coyote hunt through the southeastern
part of El Paso county and were to
have been back this afternoon has not
been heard from. This is taken to
mean that they are having an enjoy
able and successful hunt. The pro
posed trip to the Cripple Creek dis
trict has been postponed until Friday.
Close of Wednesday Finds Each Side
With Something Gained.
TilE NEWCASTLE PLANT JS CLOSED
Manufacturer* Retaliate by Breaking
Strike at the Clark Mill*—Both Shaf
fer and Schwab Say that tha other
Must First Suggest Peace.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 8.—In the
big steel strike honors are even in
this section tonight. The Amalga
mated association succeeded in closing
down the big steel plant at Newcas
tle and the manufacturers partially
broke the strike at the Clark mill in
this city. Neither side is exulting,
nor is there any expression of dis
Up to this hour not the slightest
trouble has occurred at any point in
this immediate territory and the Amal
gamated men are corespondingly hap
py. because this condition would seem
to be the carrying out of the associa
tion’s departure in the handling of
strikes. The quiet waiting of the
strikers may be one of the surprises
hinted at by the national officers.
From one or two points the strikers
are reported as restless and eager
for action, but so far they have kept
faith with their leaders and refrained
from committing any breach of the
The United States Steel corporation
it was learned today from an official
source, will at once proceed in a sys
tematic manner to start its closed
sheet mills, making the non-union
plants of the Kiskiminetas valley the
cradle where strike-breakers will be
trained and then sent out to the mills
that are closed.
So far as President Schwab is con
cerned no overtures will be made to
the workers. In a talk with a Pitts
burg man in New York yesterday he
said: "We have made our last propo
sition to the Amalgamated associa
tion and will now proceed to start
President Shaffer makes this coun
ter statement: "The next proposition
must come from the United States
Steel corporation officials.”
Thus the two officials stand. It
seems as if only outside efforts can
bring them together. The trust offi
cials have decided to go ahead slowly
in the matter of starting mills and to
do so with as little publicity as pos
The strongholds of the sheet com
pany are the mills at Vandergrift, the
largest in the country, Leechburg, Ap
polo and Scottdale. It has been de
cided to take as many skilled men
away from these places as possible
without retarding operations there and
start the mills where there is the
least danger of an outbreak. The
places left vacant at the mills mo
tioned will be filled with men desei v
ing of promotion and they will be
given better positions. This move
will be undertaken slowly and with
caution. The plan further contem
plates that after a time many of the
strikers will return when they see
one after another of the closed mills
resuming. This plan was tested and
was found to be feasible so far as the
mills at Hyde Park and Wellsville
go, and it has been decided to adopt
it so far as the sheet and hoop mills
CUMMINS ON FIRST BALLOT.
Republicans of Iowa Nominate Him on
CEDAR RAPIDS, Aug. 8.—For gov
ernor, A. B. Cummins, Polk.
For lieutenant governor, John Her
For supreme court judge, S. M.
For railroad commissioner, Ed C.
For superintendent, R. C. Barrett,
This is the ticket given birth by the
republican state convention here yes
terday. The nomination of Cummins
was a foregone conclusion since the
break up of the Herriott forces, which
culminated in a release by Herriott
of his own Guthrie county delegation.
The fight was none the less a pretty
one and close enough to be interesting
to the end.
The anti-Cummins combination
managed to capture a majority of the
district caucuses to the extent of con
trolling the credentials committee and
securing from it a report seating anti
Cummins contestants in Carroll and
Will Knlar-P Prison Posts.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.--Extensive
improvements are contemplated at the
important military pests at Fort Mon
roe, Va., Fort Leavenworth. Kan.,
Fort Sheridan, 111., and San Francis
co. Since the transfer of the mili
tary prison at Leavenworth to the
general government the posts named
have-been used for the imprisonment
of general military prisoners. Under
general plans of the department prisor
facilities will be enlarged.
REPORTS ON CltOP CONDITIONS.
Superintendent Calvert of tho Burling
ton Makes Encouraging Statement*
OMAHA, Aug. 7.—General Manager
Holdrege of the Burlington road has
received from General Superintendent
T. E. Calvert a crop report covering
all divisions of the line for the week
ending August 3. It is in the main
very favorable, corn being estimated
at from two-thirds of a crop down to
one-third in different sections. Hay
and wheat reports are most favora
ble. Detailed summaries of the yield
per acre and other facts are given for
On the northern division, extending
from Plattsmouth to Kearney, the
chief trouble is that there are either
too few ears to the stalk or that lit
tle corn has formed on the cobs. This
is true of corn that tasseled during the
heated spell. Later corn will yield
from ten to twenty bushels to the
acre. In some places the crop will
make from one-half to two-thirds of
an average one. The general aver
age for the district will be, it is esti
mated, slightly less than one-third of
Winter wheat on the northern divi
sion is threshing out well, with good
quality. It is ranging from twenty to
twenty-five bushels to the acre. Spring
wheat and oats are scheduled as
“poor” and potatoes are considerably
damaged. The pastures are reviving
somewhat since the rain and the cool
Corn conditions along the southern
division are similar to those in th€<
northern, although they are more fa
vorable in places. This section ex
tends from Blue Hill to Atchison,
Kan. The yield will be from fifteen to
twenty-five bushels per acre and in
many places, constituting a consider
able section of the whole territory,
there will be from one-third to one
half a crop. In other spots nearly
all the corn will be cut for fodder.
Wheat in the southern division is
proving all that it promised. Pastur
age is not in vety good condition and
needs frequent heavy rains to make
good fall feeding. Hay is a little
short and the potato crop is poor,
while apples and peaches are badly
damaged by the dry weather.
CONDITION OF IOWA CROPS.
Rains Have Helped Corn Except Where
It Was Too Far Hone.
United States Department of Agri
culture, Iowa Section, Climate and
Crop Service, Weather Bureau, for
Week Ending August 6, Des Moines,
la.—The week averaged from 1 to 5
degrees daily above the normal,
though as compared with the preced
ing week there was a fait of about
12 degrees in the daily mean temaera
ture. The cooler weather, increased
humidity and copious rains of July 27
and 28 broke the drouth effectually
except in quite limited areas, where
the rainfall was very light.
The reports generally indicate fair
improvement in the condition and
prospects of the corn crop, though in
a considerable portion of the early
planted area It is damaged beyond
recovery except for fodder. Much of
the late planted corn is earing, with
healthy show of tassels, and the yield
of sound ears will depend upon favor
able weather for the balance of the
season without frosts to the end of
September. With normal conditions it
may yet bring forth more merchanta
ble grain than has been estimated and
if the fodder is all saved the value of
the entire crop will fall but little, if
any, below the amount realized from
the grain alone in some recent seasons.
FIRST CLAIM IS ELONGATED.
Wood of Weatherford C’hoses Choicest
Acres Along: Townslte.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 7.—A special
to the Star from Fort Sill, Okla., says:
John Wood of Weatherford, Texas,
who drew No. 1 in the Lawton land
district, created a sensation at the
land office when, in filing his claim,
he chose 160 acres running the en
tire length of the townsite on the
south. Acording to the government
plat the two most valuable sections
in the whole reservation were made
to adjoin the townsite on the south.
Miss Mattie Beals, the Wichita, Kan.,
telephone girl, who had drawn No. 2
from the wheel, had counted on se
lecting one of th°se. but when Wood
made the selection noted she h^i to
content herself with a tract south of
Wood's and twro sections away from
the townsite. Wood's claim Is valued
at about $50,000.
Jeffries’ representative states that
the story that he and Sharker have
agreed to a match is untrue.
Afraid of “Yankee Scheme*."
VIENNA, Aug. 7.—At a largely at
tended meeting of shoemakers here it
was decided, in spite of the announce
ment that an American firm would
not open a branch in Vienna, that
the shoemakers would continue the
anti-American crusade, with the view
of guarding against a re-crudescence
of “Yankee schemes.” No definite
decision was arrived at as to what
form the next action of the shoemak
ers will take.
State Superintendeut Fowler Will Laboi
for Better Conditions.
CONFER WITH COUNTY TEACHERS
The Forthcoming Pamphlet that Will
Treat of Educational Institutions —
Major Moores Becomes Lieutenant of
Regulars—Other Nebraska News.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 7.—State Su
perintendent Fowler is preparing for
a campaign of improvement in the
condition and appearance of school
buildings and grounds in rural dis
tricts. He does not intend to advo
cate an increase in the expenditure
of funds for this particular purpose,
but he will insist on having all school
property under his supervision kept
as neat as the appropriations will al
low. In his tours over the state, Mr.
Fowler has found considerable school
property in a badly neglected state,
due in nearly every instance to care
lessness on the part of school officers
rather than to lack of funds.
“It is my intention to publish some
time during the winter a pamphlet
on the rural school, its architecture,
material, grounds, furnishings, etc.,”
3aid Mr. Fowler. “The pamphlet will
be well illustrated. It will contain il
lustrations of the best, the average
and the poorest school buildings in
the state that are made or stone, brick,
wood or sod. I want photographs of
representative school buildings in all
sections of the state. I want also
interior views, representing the two
extremes of tasteful decoration and
of criminal neglect. I want some
views that will show the condition
of the grounds and the outbuildings.
The publication will be a graphic ex
hibit of the actual school conditions
of the state, designed to inform the
public and show them the advan
tages under which the schools and
school people labor in different parts
of the state. I have asked the vari
ous county superintendents to assist
me In obtaining these photographs. I
have asked them also for information
relative in rural school matters, such
as how many have patent desks, how
many have home-made desks, how
many have both, and as to the use
of slate blackboards, plaster boards,
wooden boards and other kinds of
boards, and how many schools have
none, besides several other questions.”
State Grand Army Reunion.
HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. 7.—Mana
ger J. J. Buchanan and assistants of
the local committee are getting along
swimmingly in the arrangements for
the coming state Grand Army of the
Republic reunion to be held in this
city. Letters are being received daily
from prominent men who respond to
invitations trom the state committee
to be present and deliver addresses.
Major Warner of Kansas City, Con
gressman Burkett, Governor Savage
and Church Howe send word that
they will attend and address the old
veterans. Invitations have been ex
tended W. J. Bryan, Senator Dolliver
of Iowa, Senator Cullom of Illinois,
Governor Shaw of Iowa, Vice Presi
dent Roosevelt, Bourke Cockran, ex
Senator Manderson, Senator Thurston,
Mark Hanna, Governor Yates of Illi
nois and other statesmen prominent
in state and national affairs. Favora
ble answers are expected from a great
many of them.
Merely a Social Visit.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—Admiral
Robley D. Evans was at the navy de
partment for a short time yesterday
In consultation with Assistant Secre
tary Hackett. Both stated that the
conference did not relate to the issue
which ex-Senator Chandler has raised
regarding Admiral Evans criticism of
him (Chandler) in his book, “A Sail
or’s Log.” Admiral Evans, who goes
to Fort Monroe, said he called simply
to pay his respects.
District Reunion at Weeping Water.
WEEPING WATER, Neb., Aug. 7.—
The district reunion of the Grand
Army of the Republic will ne held at
Weeping Water, August 20, 21, 22 and
23. Big preparations are being made
by the citizens of the city to entertain
Choice Claim for West Point Man.
WEST POINT, Neb., Aug. 7.—Chas.
E. Nearly, whose address is given in
the dispatches as Lyons and who drew
one of the choice claims in the Okla
homa drawing, is a resident of West
Win* a Farm nnd a Hride.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Aug. 7.—Hugh
McGinnis, the oldest son of J. G. Mc
Ginnis, one of the pioneer farmers
of Richardson county, went down to
Oklahoma and not only registered for
a claim, but was among the success?
ful ones in the El Reno district.
also surprised his friends by bringira'
back with him a bride, Miss Myrt}
Thompson, a former resident of thl
city, but w’.io has of late been living
| at Enid, Ol.la.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest Quotations From South Omaha
and Kansas City.
Cattle—There was a fair run of cattle
and a good proportion of the receipts
was made up of western cattle. The
demand for the better grades of beef was
in good shape and just about steady
prices were paid.
Packers started in in good season and
bid just about yesteraav's prices for
the more desirable grades of corn fed
cattle. The common and light weight
stuff, particularly that which has been
fed only a short time, was slow sale and
in a good many cases sales were made
that looked a little lower than the same
kinds brought yesterday. The western
range beef cattle that were offered were
of pretty fair quality and as high as
I $4.40 was paid. There was a good de
I mand for the better grades of cows and
heifers and just about steady prices were
paid. The common stuff, triich as can
[ ners, also sold for practically the same
prices they did yesterday, but the medi
um grades were neglected and in a good
many cases sold about a dime lower.
Sellers found that class of stock hard
to dispose of, as buyers did not seem
particularly anxious for it. Bulls, calves
and stags all sold in about the same
notches they did yesterday.
Hogs—There was not a heavy run of
hogs, but still there were a good many
carried over from yesterday, which made
the supply on sale of quite liberal pro
portions. Packers started bidding just
about steady to strong prices as com
pared with yesterday’s general market.
It was noticeable, however, that they
w'ere picking out the better grades and
leaving the common and light weight
stuff. For the general run of mixed hogs
they paid right around $5.65, while the
heavier grades sold largely at $5.67Vj
and $5.70, with some of the prime loads
going as high as $5.80.
Sheep—Following are quotations —
Choice yearlings, $3.2553.50; fair to good
yearlings, $3.15(53.25; choice , wethers.
$email@example.com; fair to good wethers, good
ewes. $2.00(52.60; choice spring lambs,
$4.65(55.00; fair to good spring lambs,
$4.25(54.65; feeder wethers, $2.50(53.00; feed
er lambs. $3.00(53.50.
Cattle—Native and Texas beef steers,
steady; cows and heifers. 10515c lower;
Stockers and feeders, steady at Wednes
day’s decline; choice export and dressed
beef steers. $5.40(55.65; fair to good, $4.65(5'
5.35; stockers ancf feeders, $2.60(54.00;
western fed steers, $4.4055.50; western
range steers. $3.25(54.25; Texas grass
steers, $2.90(54.10; Texas cows. $2.50(53.00;
native cows. $2.50(54.00; heifers, $3.00(55.00;
canners, $1.50(52.40; bulls, $2.50(54.50;
Hogs—Market 5c higher; top, $6,021-2:
bulk of sales, $5.65(55.90; heavy, $5.95(5
$6.0214: mixed packers, $5.605$5.90; light,
$5.25(55.75; pigs. $3.5C@5.20.
Sheep and Lambs—Lambs. 10c lower;
steep steady; lambs. $4.0055.25; wethers,
$3.25(53.60; ewes, $2.75(53.25; western range
wethers. $.*.2553.40; western range ewes,
$3.0053.15; stock ewes, $2.00(52.50.
COLOMBIANS AGAIN ACTIVE.
Reports Say Their Forces Have Crossed
Borders of Venezuela Again.
WILLMSTAD, Island of Curacoa,
Aug. 10.—The Venezuelan govern
ment announces that a new Colombian
invasion occurred yesterday morning
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.—Neither
the State or Navy departments were
able to throw any light upon the press
dispatch from Willemstad stating that
the Venezuelan government announc
ed that a new Colombia invasion oc
curred yesterday near Colon.
No further official reports have come
regarding the situation on the isth
must and the officials appear content
to rest with what has been done with
preparing to protect American inter
ests. They do not regard the situa
tion as serious, but desire to be ready
should it become serious. The bat
tleship Wisconsin had not reported its
departure to the Navy department
during the early part of the day, but
it is expected that it will be on its
way south very soon.
As San Francisco is over 3,000
miles from Panama, the battleship
probably will proceed further down
the coast, probably to San Diego, Cal.,
and there await developments on the
isthmus. The Navy department has
not decided whether Commander Na
than Sargent will take the Machias
all the way to the isthmus or be suc
ceeded by some other officer.
CHIEF Of BOURBONS DEAD.
Prince Henry of Orleans Passes Array
In French Cochin China.
SAIGON, French Cochin China. .
Aug. 10.—Prince Henry of Orleans
died at 6:30 p. m. today.
Prince Henry of Orleans is the old
est son of the duke of Chartreus and
a cousin of the duke of Orleans. He
was born in 1867 and was not married.
The prince had been dangerously ill
for some time past. He was on his
way to the United States by way of
San Francisco and was to have passed
some time at Newport this fall. His
name has been mentioned as a suitor
for the hand of a well known Ameri
can heiress and at one time he figured
for the hand of the eldest sister of
the young king of Spain, the Infanta
De Ua Mercedes, who was married in
February of the present year to Prince
Charles of Bourbon.
Want a New Game Law.
YANKTON, S. D„ Aug. 10.—Much
dissatisfaction is felt among city
sportsmen at the state game laws re
ferring to prairie chickens. Under
the present law the season opens Sep
tember 1, and before that time city
hunters claim farmers have shot or
scattered them so there is no shooting
left. The farmers take advantage ol
the law and while the city man is
waiting for the expiration of it the
chickens are cleaned out. 4
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