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THE NOttEOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOUUNAI PHIDA \ JUNE 25 1009 ,
Train Catches Cripple on Bridge.
Fremont , Nob. , Juno 18. A tnnn
of 05 , John Irwln. nn old soldier efFort
Fort Wnyno , Ind. , was hit by the
Northwestern Scrlbnor branch trnln ,
bound west , on the Pebble creek
brldRO , onat of Snyder Saturday oven-
IhK nbout 8130. Irwln wna hobbling
across the bridge on crutches and
wan unable to got out of the , way ,
though ovldontly ho saw the train ap >
preaching. EiiKlneor Nichols says ho
naw an object huddled boaldo the track
on the bridge , but at llrat took ft to
bu ono of the water barrels which aroused
used for 11 ro protection and did not
make any effort to atop the train ,
which was running at forty miles an
Irwln at the last mlnuto attempted
to climb ever the aldo of the bridge
and was struck a glancing blow by
the engine. Ho was knocked twenty
feet Jntd the water of Pebble crook.
Ills Injuries consisted of an ugly scalp
wound , two fractures of the right leg
and numerous bruleos. Ho was un
conscious , but It was the opinion of
physicians that no fracture of the
skull had boon sustained.
German Day at West Point.
West Point , Nob. , Juno 18. Special
to The News : Yesterday was German
day In West Point , the occasion being
the tenth anniversary of the founding
of the local camp of the Deutsche
Landwehr Voroln , an organl/atlon of
veterans of the Gorman wars , princi
pally the Franco-Prussian struggle. A
monster picnic and reunion was hold
at the Riverside park and a very largo
number of people attended. The pre
vailing nationality of the citizens of
Gumlng county being Gorman , this oc
casion naturally appealed to their pa
triotic sentiments and the result was
the town was crowded vfrom early
morning until late at night. The local
organization numbers some fifty mem
bers , In its ranks being many of our
most prominent and wealthy citizens.
The weather was fine and the festivi
ties wore > thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Patriotic speeches wore made during
the afternoon , among which was an
address by Very Rov. Joseph Ruoslng
of West Point , himself a native of
Germany. Blondln's Cowboy-Indian
shows wore a feature of the day.
Flag day was very generally ob
served In West Point , most of the
business houses , all of the public build
ings and many private residences beIng -
Ing decorated with flags and bunting
In honor of the day.
During the last few days growing
crops have developed a wonderful
growth after the abnormal wet weath
er , followed by warm , sunny tempera
ture. It was seriously feared that the
long , wet spoil would affect the corn ,
but It has proved otherwise , the stand
In the fields being first class , strong
and healthy. While corn Is a little be
hind the growth of a normal season it
bids fair to mature on time. Small
grain Holds show no signs o'f damage
and the lush grass of the meadows In
dicates the heaviest hay crop of years.
Fruit trees are loaded down , especially
Norfolk Loses Low Fjour Rate
Lincoln , June 18. By order of the
railway commission , the Union Pacific ,
Northwestern and Burlington roads
are required by July 19 either to In
crease the rates on flour from several
stations'In Nebraska that now have a
lower rate on this commodity than the
rate on wheat , or the rate on wheat
must be lowered to the rate on flour
now enjoyed by the several favored
stations. The railway commission
does not say which shall be done , but
It Is believed there Is little danger of
the railroads lowering the rate on
wheat. The order simply requires the
roads not to collect less on flour than
they collect on wheat. The order ap
plies on the Union Pacific road from
the stations of Norfolk , Schuyler , Benton -
ton , Columbus and Lambert to Omaha
and relates only to car load lots. The
order was Issued on complaint of the
Updike Milling company of Omaha ,
which saw that some of the milling
companies In the Interior of the state
were getting flour shipped to be
placed on the market at Omaha cheap
er than the Omaha company can get
the raw material shipped Into Omaha.
The commission find's that only 10 per
cent of the milling stations pn the
* Union Pacific have had the benefit of
-atf the lower flour rate. This is held by
the commission to bo a discrimination.
The roads said they made the low
flour rate when there were no mills
in Omaha to permit Interior mills to
compete with Minneapolis flour. Now
that Omaha has a flour mill it is dif
The rates against which the chief
complaint was made are the follow
Schuyler 9.85 8.5
Columbus 10.02 8.6
Humphrey 11.05 9.98
Albion ( corn ) 10.63 8.5
Norfolk 11.05 9.98
The order of the commission wipes
out alleged low rates at Norfolk ,
Schuyler , Columbus , Benton and Lam
bert on the Union Pacific ; Oakdale ,
Plerco , Nellgh , Albion , Humphrey and
Norfolk on the Northwestern , and
Crete , Pleasantdale , Mllford , Ruby ,
Seward , Tamora , Staplehurst , Ulysses ,
Garrison , David City , Bellwood' and
Columbus on the C. B. & Q.
WAS VICTIM FRQM O'NEILL ?
Stranger Killed In Omaha h.ad Note
Written at O'Neill June 9.
Omaha , June 18. A note found In
the pocket of John Brakefleld , who
was fatally Injured In the Missouri
Pacific yards near Fourteenth and
Nicholas streets at 11 o'clock Tues
day night and died Wednesday morn
ing at the General hospital might
have taken his own life In a fit of
The note was scribbled on a piece
of paper and was as follows :
O'Neill , Neb. , Juno 9. Mr. Wads-
worth : I have bad a wrong deal out
there * 60 I have quit ,
The note was not signed and ovl
dontly was loft unflnishod. Drakcfleld
wan "dead broke , " having spent hta
last penny for a box of snuff , which
waa found unopened In his pockets.
Ho had evidently .been looking for
work and from the contents of the
brief ndto had been disappointed In
some "deal. "
Coroner Heafoy took charge of the
case and conducted an Investigation
to establish beyond a doubt the man s
Identity and locate his homo and rela
tives. Ho hold nn Inquest at 10 a. m.
Thursday. , A memorandum book
found In a pocket of the train vic
tim's coat gave an address at O'Neill ,
Communication by long distance tel
ephone with O'Neill failed to establish
any proof of the man's having lived
there. No ono by the name of John
Brakefleld or Wadsworth could bo
Brakoflcld was walking along the
tracks and appeared not to hear the
onglno behind him. When Engineer
F. A. Kent and Conductor A. A.
Schultz heard his scream when he was
run over they immediately stopped
their train and Investigated.
It was found the man had been run
over In such a way that his loft leg
was cut oft above the knee , and his
right foot badly mangled and crushed.
Railroad men In the yaids notified the
police station and the automobile re
moved the Injured man to the hospi
tal at once.
Drs. Langdon , Newell and Fltzglb-
bon performed an operation , removing
part of the left leg and a portion of
the right foot. The shock was so
great to the suffered that the physi
cians had small hopes of his survival.
He remained In a semi-conscious state
for some time and died without re
gaining consciousness or clem Ing up
the mystery'of his Identity and his
WELCOMES NEW GOVERNMENT
Lamro , S. D. . Juno 18. From a
staff correspond nt : Trlpp county be
came an organized county Tuesday.
The county commissioners met In the
morning. Only two wore present , but
they got busy at the school house
about 9 o'clock and organized. Bondb
of recently elected county' officers
wore approved and the passing of the
Indian reservation days to the day of
white man's machinery of government
became an actual fact.
New County Up to the Minute.
Perhaps Trlpp county Is not up to
the mlnuto ?
It met the expressman at the door
with Us birthday present , the county
governmental machinery , and had the
pretty new wheels whirling around In
First Trlpp Wedding.
The first marriage license was Is
sued to Clara Sully and Eugene But-
And the First Divorce.
The first divorce filed was by Jo
sephine Dog Soldier. She wanted a
divorce from Mr. Dog Soldier.
All of which goes to show that the
new day of the red woman Is at baud
and that the white man's law Is ex
pected to draw no race lines on the
A year ago Trlpp county was a roll
Ing Indian prairie. Today It Is dotted
with busy homesteaders , Its rich soil
is being laid open by a thousand plows
and It has a county seat , divorces and
marrying and giving In marriage.
John Weaver Chairman.
The county commissioners elected
John Weaver chairman of the board.
Ed Colombo was also present , but
Isaac Battelyoun It in Washington.
The following Lends were approved
and accepted : State's attorney , W. B.
Backus ; sheriff , Gus E. Loeb ; register
of deeds , Fred Salter ; clerk of court ,
Jess Wright ; auditor , John Halllgan ;
county Judge , L. B. Collender.
Lamro Gives Court House Block.
The village of Lamro presented the
new board with block 26 for the court
house , on which will be built a ten *
Wltten and Colome Townships.
Two civil townships were organized ,
Witten with C. N. West , L. Longworth
and J. Nelson appointed supervisors ;
Calomo , with Chris Calombe , E. G.
Johnson and Pat Sullivan for super
DEMAND ON TOWN PUMPS.
Butler and Crandall Will be Dry After
Sioux Falls , S. D. , June 18. The
town pumps at Butler and Crandall ,
two small towns In Day county , are
bolng placed In first class condition in
anticipation of a "dry" spell In the two
towns immediately after the first of
July. At.a recent meeting of the
board of county commissioners that
body failed to grant licenses for sa
loons In the two towns for the year
commencing July 1. Therefore , both
towns will bo "dry" after that date , or
until the county commissioners hold
another meeting and It Is definitely
determined whether or not saloons
will bo licensed In the two towns. At
the best , there will be quite an Inter
val In which the towns will bo "dry,1
and during this period the thirsty
promise to make unusual demands
upon the town wells. Strong efforts
will bo made by the license elements
in both towns to Induce the county
commissioners to grant licenses , while
the temperance elements will as
strongly oppose the granting of 11
Forty-three Years In Dakota' .
Canton , S. D. , June 18. John H ,
Holsey of this city lays claim to the
longest continuous residence of any
man In eastern South Dakota , and
barring a few Indian post traders and
"squaw" men , perhaps the longest res
ident In the whole state.
Holsey came to the territory June 3 ,
1866 , and , to be specific , crossed the
boundary line from Iowa to Dakota
within a few minutes of 6 o'clock p.
m. of that day. Ho has maintained a
continuous residence since that time ,
a period of forty-three years , and If
there Is any person now a resident in
the atato who can prove a longer real-
donee , Mr. Holsoy would like lo hear
From Valentine to Fairfax.
Fairfax , S. D. , June 18. Donald L.
Wlicclock , engineer In charge of ton
other surveyors , came hero from Val
entine , Neb. , with a letter from C. H.
Cornell to C. A. Johnson asking for
his co-operation In the running of a
survey of his electric Intcrurban rail
way line from Valentino , Neb.
After looking over the ground , Mr.
Whoolock began surveying at a point
whore Mason avenue crosses the C.
& N. W. railway and running duo west
across the Johnson farm , In line for
Naper , Neb.
This looks good for Fairfax. It Is
understood that another party of sur
veyors are working out of Valentino.
Alnsworth Teacher Marries.
Alnsworth , Nob. , Juuo 18. Special
to The News : Miss Ada Gould , who
for a number of years has been the
second primary teacher In the Alns
worth schools , was married Wednes
day evening at 8 o'clock to Jefferson
Johnson , a prominent young ranchman
living near Johnstown.
Mrs. J. R. Carson Gets Divorce.
Stanton , Neb. , Juno 18. Special to
The News : Judge Graves closed a
short session of the district court here
this week. The only contested case
tried was the Carson divorce case , In
which Mrs. Carson obtained a decree
of divorce against her husband , John
Brown County Commissioner Resigns.
Alnsworth , Neb. , June 18. J. A. Gar-
row , the commissioner from Long
Pine , tendered his resignation .Thurs
day and will go to Presho , S. D. W. E.
Daugherty of Long Pine will probably
bo appointed as his successor.
THIRD BANK AT NEWMAN GROVE
The O'Sheas Incorporate the Shell
Creek Valley State _ Bank.
Madison , Neb. , June 18. Special to
The News : A charter was granted
Tuesday of this week for the third
bank at Newman Grove , with a cap
ital stock of $15,000 , to bo known as
the Shell Creek Valley State bank.
The Incorporators are Thomas O'Shea ,
John J. O'Shea , Mollle O'Shea and
Mark O'Shea. Thomas O'Shea Is the
president of the Farmers National
bank of this city. A few weeka a'go
the First National bank of Newman
Grove changed hands , Senator C. H.
Randall selling his stock , which was a
controlling Interest , to E. H. Gerhart.
Simple Battery Kaufmann Verdict.
Flandreau , S. D. , Juno 18. The Jury
In the Kaufmann murder case this
morning , after being out all night , re
turned a verdict finding Mrs. Emma
Kaufmann , accused of the murder of
Agnes Polrels , a domestic , guilty of
She was , under this verdict , sentenc
ed to pay a fine of $100 or serve fifty
days In the Jail. The fine was Imme
diately paid , thus ending a case
which for the past three years has
been the sensation of this part of the
Tile Jury In the first trial disagreed.
The second trial resulted In convic
tion of Mrs. Kaufmann of manslaugh
ter In the second degree.
Mrs. Kaufmann Is the wife of a
Sioux Falls brewer.
KAUFMANN CASE TO JURY.
Final Stage of the Case Was Reached
Thursday Evening ,
Flandreau , S. D. , June IS. The case
of the state against Mrs. Kaufmann
for the alleged murder of her servant
girl , Agnes Polrels , was given to the
Jury at 5:30 : o'clock' last evening.
Attorney Rice , closing for the defense <
fonse , devoted a great part of his at
tentlon to Peter Erlckson , star witness
for the state , pointing out from , the
point of view of the defense the in
consistencies in the testimony of
Erlckson. Mr. Rice was very severe
in his condemnation of Erlckson , re
ferring to him as "worse than a beast , "
because ho did not aid the girl if her
condition was as serious as Erlckson's
testimony indicated. Mr. Rice charged
the attorneys for the prosecution with
unfairness In the manner of framing
the hypothetical question asked the
medical experts , and declared that Drs.
Sweeney and Crafts , of St. Paul , med
leal experts for the prosecution , were
simply hired witnesses for the state.
Mr. Rice read the letters of Agnes
Polrels to her parents and to friends
The effort of Attorney Rice Is said
by his , friends here to have been the
best of his life.
Board of Equalization Adjourns.
Madison , Neb. , June 18. The board
of equalization adjourned last evening
unlll 2 p. m. Monday afternoon. Noth
Ing has been done so far In the way of
equalizing precincts. The county clerk
was Instructed to correct tax lists for
1903 and 1908 by striking tax for the
city of Norfolk on Ward's Additional
Suburban lots , the same having been
assessed erroneously as city property.
A regular meeting of the board of
county commissioners will convene
next Monday at 9 a. m. , when the bids
for county supplies will bo opened and
Totally uninteresting ads of wholly
interesting stores would bo , commer
clally , a calamity but there are not
any such things.
Haven't you a drop of the "homo-
hunting fever" in your veins ? Look
at the ads.
Children Escape an Accident.
Lyons , Neb. , Juno 18. Two twin
children , belonging to F , B. Rohda of
this place , doubtless owe their lives ,
while playing In the direct path of n
runaway team , to the fact that the
torses struck a tree , when ono of
them was Instantly killed and the oth
er released from the vehicle. Had this
not stopped thorn , the children could
tot have escaped , as they were In the
direct pathway and so close that they
wore missed by less than two foot by
the released horso. The team was a
valuable ono and belonged to Carl
Cawthorno , n fanner hero , who had
neglected to tlo the team when ho
drove Into town.
District Rebekahs In Session.
Laurel , Nob. , Juno 18. Iho dletrlct
Robokah association mot bore with
over fifty delegates In attendance , be
ing the largest attendance the associ
ation ever had. A most interesting
session was held , and the following of
ficers elected for the coming year :
Mrs. Aller of Wakefleld , president ;
Mrs. Carter of Wlnsldo , vice presi
dent ; Mrs. Harrison of Wakeflold , secretary -
rotary ; Mrs. Schultles of Wayne , treas
urer ; Miss Gertie Grosvenor of Laurel ,
R. R. Larson , C. St. P. M. & O.
agent at Nacora , was married here
yesterday to Miss Lizzie Larson of
Omaha , the ceremony being at the
home of his brother , J. B. Larson.
Business Changes In the Northwest.
The First National bank of Brlstow ,
Neb. , has been authorized to begin
business with a capital of $25,000. F.
M. Wldner Is president , F. W. Woods
vice president and J. K. Moore is
Mont Shlnn of Bloomfield , a M. &
O. freight conductor , and Miss Francis
Leslie , a Wayne county school teach
er , were married last Saturday.
SEINING LAKE ANDES.
Sportsmen Are Indignant Over Work
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Juno 18. Sports
men throughout Charles Mix and adJoining -
Joining counties are very Indignant
because of the receipt of Information
to the effect that unknown persons
are engaged In seining in a wholesale
manner at Lake Andes , a fine body of
water In Charles Mix county. The
seining Is a clear violation of the
state law , and the authorities are mak
ing strenuous efforts to put a stop to
the practice and bring the guilty par
ties to Justice. Notice has been given
that one-half the fine Imposed will be
given the person or persons who fur
nish the proof necessary to convict
the guilty parties.
"A Hard Luck" for Carpenters.
Orchard , Neb. , June 18. Special to
The News : J. C. Butler , a carpenter
of Orchard , was found dead in bed
yesterday by his wife.
Mr. Butler had worked at his trade
all day Wednesday and came home
quite tired that evening , lying down
to rest a while. His wife , seeing him
asleep , thought she would not disturb
him , so left him to sleep for the night.
He lay face downward as he had
gone to sleep.
The doctors pronounced his case
heart disease. '
Off Week With Orchard Carpenters.
J. Hoskinson had the misfortune to
step on a nail and lay him off from
work for a few days.
T. F. Ryan , while working with a
circular gasoline saw , had his atten
tion attracted by another workman
and his loft hand brushed against the
saw , cutting two fingers and thumb.
The fingers had to be amputated at
the first joints , but the doctors think
the thumb can be saved.
Must Unhat In Church.
Nebraska City , Neb. , June 18. The
official board of the Methodist church
met and Issued an order that all lad
les who enter the church must re
move their hats and have Instructed
their Janitors to enforce the order.
At the Presbyterian church a simi
lar order was Issuel last week. The
other churches wilt fall In line.
Colored "Mammy" Burns.
Kearney , Neb. , June 18. A shocking
accident occurred yesterday morning
about 10:30 : at the city hall , where
the women of the Christian church
are serving meals to the delegates at
tending the state Sunday school con
An old colored "mammy , " known as
Hagar , an ex-slave , who knows no
other name , and who for years has
made her home with the family of ex-
Mayor Strong , was acting as cook.
She attempted to fill the gasoline
reservoir from a pitcher without ex
tinguishing the blaze. The gasoline
Ignited and all her clothing was In
stantly ablaze. She rushed into an
other room where the women at
tempted to extinguish the blaze with
out success and , rushing down stairs
to the street , she was caught by se
oral men who wrapped her In a
blanket taken from a carriage nearby.
She was taken to the Kearney hos
pltal and was not expected to live.
Knox County Statistics.
Bloomfleld , Neb. , Juno 19. Now that
the deputy assessors of Knox county
have completed tholr work , and re
turned their books to the county
clerk's office , In addition to the assessed -
sessed valuation , the statistics concerning <
corning the agricultural conditions of
the county are available. According
to these statistics , Knox county is dl
vlded into 1,770 farms , farmed by
3,615 adult male persons ; 122,463 acres
are planted to corn , 76,178 acres to
oats , 3,369 acres to barley , and 1,072
acres to potatoes. In the orchards of
the county are planted 24,063 apple
trees , 8,735 plum trees , and 1,369
peach trees. The number of milch
cows Is given at 16,771 ; all other cat
tle. 33,510 ; hogs , 37.847 and horses and
mules , 10,957.
The report further bhows that dur
ing the year 1908 , 1,087 htnid of cattle
and 2,003 hogs died of prevailing dis
Ban On Cigarettes.
Pierre , S. D. , Junu 10. From and
after July 1 there will bo no more
clgnreta smoked In public within this
state and It will be unlawful to soil
the makings of the little "coffin nail"
to anyone under the ago of 21 ycais.
The stringent law which was passed
nt the recent session of the legisla
ture , almost without a dissenting vote ,
Is as follows :
"It shall bo unlawful for any per
son by himself , clerk , servant , em
ploye or agent , directly or Indirectly ,
upon any pretense or by any device
tcyinanufacturc , sell , exchange , barter ,
dispose of , or give away or keep for
sale , anclgarets , clgaret papers , or
rlgaret wrappers or anything made or
prepared for the purpose of being fill
ed with tobacco for smoking ; and
any person for the violation of the
same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction shall for the first
offense pay a fine of not less than $10
Vor moie than $25 , and the costs of the
[ Hosecutlon , and stand committed to
the county jail until such costs are
paid , and for the second and each sub
sequent offense , shall pay , upon con
viction thereof , a fine of not more
than $100 and the costs of prosecution ,
or be Imprisoned In the county Jail not
to exceed thirty days.
"Provided , that the provision hereof
shall not apply to the sale of Jobbers
doing Interstate business outsldo the
"Any person under 21 years who
shall smoke or use clgarets In any
form , on any public highway , street ,
park , or other lands used for public
purposes , or in any public place of
business shall be arrested by any of
ficer of the law , cognizant of such of
fense ; and , further , It shall bo the duty
of all such officers upon complaint of
a citizen to arrest such offenders and
take them to the proper cou.rt. The
court shall impose a punishment at its
discretion in any sum not to exceed
$10 , or Imprisonment In the county jail
not to exceed five days for each full
"Anyt person who harbors any per
son under 20 years of age , or grants
the privilege of gathering upon or fre
quenting any property or lands held
by him for the purpose of finding In
the Use of clgarets In any form shall
be held to the same penalty as pro
vided in section I of this act ; provid
ed , that no part of this act shall be
construed so as to interfere with the
right of parents or lawful guardians
in the rearing and management of
their minor heirs or wards within the
bounds of their own private premises. "
Allen to Fight Bank Law ?
Madison , Nob. , June 19. Special to
The News : Senator William V. Allen
was called to Omaha yesterday by
John L. Webster to confer with the
executive committee of the State
Banking association , presumably in
the Interests of the action to set
aside , as unconstitutional , the state
bank guarantee deposit law.
Monday , June 21 , Senator and Mrs.
Allen will attend the reunion of Mr.
Allen's regiment , the thirty-second
Iowa , at Eldora , la. , where he will ad
dress the old soldiers.
Defies the Game Warden.
Lincoln , Neb. , June 19. State Ganui
Warden Gellus Is back from his
personal Interview with the red haired
mayor of Auburn , and Mr. Gellus Is
up a stump. The town marshal , who
was directed by the mayor to kill
off the squirrels In town becouso of
the rabies-Infected one that bit two
children , was acquitted on the charge
of violating the state law by the jury
which tried him , and the only re
course Gclius has is to file complaints
somewhere else , but there Is no legal
assurance that he can maintain an
action anywhere else than In the
county where the offense was com
Warden Gellus and the mayor had
an exciting session. The warden told
the mayor the slaughter of squirrels
must stop. The mayor says that it
wouldn't stop , and in Gellus' presence
telephoned the marshal to go out and
kill some more squirrels. The mayor
says he also offered to go out and
kill one himself so that Gellus might
arrest him. Gellus says that the
mayor didn't kill any In his presence ,
although ho shook a few dead ones
under his nose.
NO "HANDOUTS" FOR HOBOES.
Mllbank Police Issue Meal Tickets to
Mllbank , S. D. , Juno 19. Charles
Sutcllffe has solved the question of
getting rid of begging hoboes and
bums. He has had printed several
thousand meal tickets , as follows :
On application to Chief of
POLICE. MILBANK , S. D.
These he distributed to every store ,
office and residence In the city. When
a hobo goes to the business man and
bogs "two bits" with which to get a
square meal he Is handed ono of tbpao
tickets. It ho tries the back door
route obliging housewife hands him a
meal ticket. If ho Is in earnest and
will work , and will show his willing
ness , he will got something to eat , and
If he is a professional hobo he is driv
en out of town. The effect of this
method is very quieting to the bum
and he docs not stay in the city any
length of tme. If ho Is caught In the
railway yards or loitering around af
ter dark , or when the police make
their nightly roundup , ho gets about
three -feet of rubber hose across his
legs , and Mr. Hobo is soon making for
more comfortable climes. Mllbank is
freer of hoboes than any city of 1U
size In the northwest. In ton years
there has not been a coso of hous *
robbery or a holdup.
Leap Year Joke Makes Her Bride.
Chicago , Juno 18. The \\oddlng of
Miss Alice Llndqtilst and Charles S ,
Ferguson of Oak Park , whoso engage
ment was the result of n leap year
joke , was solemnized on Monday nt
the residence of the brldo's parents ,
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Llndqulst , 725 Ma
Miss Ulslo Mundt of 835 Bollofort
avenue , gave a leap year party Now
Year's eve and proposal games were
played , In which the girls were required -
quired to kneel before the young men ,
demanding their hands In marriage.
Mr. Fnrguson declaicd ho was not
an ellfi v ) contestant after Miss Llnd-
qulst dropped upon her knees before
him. Rising , ho announced that ho
accepted her In earnest.
The young people who were present-
on that occasion served as wedding at
tendants last evening. The Rov. A. H.
THE JONAH OF SOUTH DAKOTA.
Rudolph Kroll for Thirty Years has
Been Flood Victim Heavily Losing.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Juno 19. Special
to The News : That ho Is the Jonah
of South Dakota so far at least as
damage sustained by floods is con
cerned Is the claim of Rudolph Kioll ,
n well known resident of Spcaiflsh ,
whoso homo for some years has been
on the banks of Spearflsh creek. Ho
was ono of the heaviest individual-
losers by the recent cloudburst and
flood In that portion of the Black Hills ,
machinery and other property to the
valno of several thousand dollars belonging -
longing to him having been a com
plete loss. In addition his residence
and grounds were damaged to a con
siderable extent by the high water
Five years ago his place was badly
damaged by a similar flood , and even
before that time had suffered dam
age by high water In the creek. Kroll
as far back as 1877 suffered losses
by high water and floods. At that
time he was the owner of yards and
a livery establishment In Poorman
gulch , and all of the moveable prop
erty was washed down the gulch and
Kroll now expresses the opinion that
In view of the losses ho has sustained
by floods , ho expects that a fitting cli
max to his experience with water will
be his death some day by drowning.
Dog Bites Blomfleld Oil Man.
Bloomfield , Neb. , June 19. H. D.
Van Campen , president and promoter
of the Bloomfleld Oil and Gas company ,
was bitten on the leg by u dog some
days ago and no attention was paid
to the bite at first , but a few days lat
er the leg commenced to give him
great pain and to swell badly , and
since then ho has been laid up at his
apartments at the Commercial hotel.
While he Is suffering great pain , his
physicians have strong hopes that
nothing serious will result from this
very unfortunate occurrence. ,
Is It a Railroad Townslte ?
Dallas , S. D. , June 19. Special to
The News : The first sale of state
school land In Trlpp county occurred
at Lamio on Tuesday. Superintendent
of Schools and Pub.ic Lands O. C.
Dokken was there to conduct the
sale. Ernest A. Jackson of Dallas ,
was the auctioneer.
The state did not wish to sell any
of the school land In Trlpp county at
this time , but two sections and a
quarter had been advertised by spec
ial request , and all kinds of rumors
were afloat as to whp had asked that
this land be sold. Superintendent Dok
ken explained that tne land was put
up vfor sale at the special request of
parties who had a particular reason
for wanting the land , but ho did not
explain who these parties were or
for what purpose they wanted the
One rumor was to the effect that
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway
company had asked that these lands
be sold so that they could buy them
for townslte purposes. Another ru
mor was to the effect that the Bur
lington road had asked that section
16-99-79 be sold so that they could
buy this for n terminal to the exten
sion they propose to build Into Trlpp
The state evidently knew that the
land was wanted for townslte pur
poses as they placed the apprals-
ment quite high for prairie land
forty to fifty miles from a railroad , It
being appraised at $40 to $55 per
The land offered for sale was the
mv$4 of section 29-99-76 , all of sec
tlon 16-100-79 , and all of section 16
100-79. The sw % of the sw i of 29
99-76 was purchased by "Dad" Burpee
of Lamro , at $55 per acre. The s&
of B % of section 16-99-79 was pur
chased by Eugene Barnuin of Dallas ,
S. D. , for $40 per acre , and the s'/A
of the n1of the same section was pur
chased by G. F. Motoushek of Gregory
at $40 per acre. There was a well de
fined rumor to the effect that Mr.
Uarnum was bidding this Jand In for
the B. & M. .railway.
What the Hammer Was For.
A gunner of the British garrison nr-
tlllory who had successfully passed
the blaclcsuilth's course was at homa
on furlough , wearing thi > hammer and
pinchers ou his arm , when he was nc
costcd by a civilian who asked what
the decoration was for.
"Oh , " replied Tommy facetiously.
"I'm an army dentist"
"I ace. " said the civilian. "Of course
the pinchers are for extracting the
teeth , but what Is the idea of the ham *
mer ? "
"Well , you see , some of tbo chaps
ore a bit nervous , BO we use the ham
mer to chloroform them with , " was
A Dett r PUe * .
There was plo for dussort. ami the
ntnnll son of the hostess , taking advan
tage of the presence of company , plead
ed for n second helping and got It
After he hud oaten It all ho H hovctt
signs of dlntroHS and wan noon howl *
I UK lUHtlly and doubled up with pain.
A rather prim lady \\ho wan prudent
Bald to the boy's mother : "Ilo'fl got
no business to yell like that. If he
were my child he'd got n good Bound
"IIo ( loHcrvcn it , " the mother admit
ted. "I don't bellcvo , though , In spank
ing him on a full stomach. "
"Neither do I , " said the visitor , "but
you can turn him o\cr. "
Worry stnlkod nlonif tlio road ,
Trouble moulting nftor ,
Than Ulnck Cnro and Orlof and Qoad ,
Enemies to Lautchtor.
But old LmiKhter , with a shout ,
Hoeo up niul attacked 'cm ,
Put the sorry imck to rout ,
Wnlloppd 'em ami u hacked 'era.
Laughter frivols day and night.
BomctlmcH IIO'H a bubble.
Hut ho hath n deal of mtitht
In a bout with Trouble.
John Komlrlck DnnKi In Alnslco's Mnir-
Liked the Treatment.
A slater who was unpaged upon thereof
roof of a house In Glasgow fell from
the ladder and lay In an unconscious
state upon the pavement One of th
pedestrians In the street who rushed
to the iiUUof the poor man chanced to
have a flask of spirits In his pocket ,
and , to revive him , began to pour a
little down his throat.
"Canny , mon , canny , " said a man
looking on , "or you'll choke him. "
The "unconscious" slater opened his
eyes and said quietly , "Pour nwa' ,
mon , pour awa' ; ye're doln' fine. "
Storming the Winning Pott.
William IV. of England , who was
bred to the sea , had no particular pre
dilection for horse racing , but ho so
far Interested himself In the sport as
to take up his brother's stud to run
out the engagement of George IV.
Just previous to the first appearance
of the royal stud In his name the train
er sought an Interview to know what
was the royal pleasure how many
horses the king would Bond down.
How the trainer must have stared
when he < heard the sailor king , as If
giving a command for n three decker
to lire a broadside , order the whole
stud , upward of 100 horses , to bo let
off at ono shot for a single race !
"Send down the whole squad ! " said
the king. "Some of them , I suppose ,
will win. "
Willing to Please.
A largo and elegant hotel furnished
on the most luxurious lines was erected
at n fashionable resort. A magnificent
orchestra performed every evening In
the hotel dining room , but ou ono oc
casion , out of season , the house was
so empty that the manager dispatched
the following telegraph message to the
head offices of tbo company : "Only
one guest , but orchestra of thirty.
What shall I do ? "
And the prompt reply came , "If guest
dissatisfied , engage six more musi
cians ! "
Why He Got Married.
A $000 per annum clerk in ono of
Uncle Sam's departments at Washing
ton was recently approached by a coworker -
worker who asked If it were true , as
rumor had It , that the $000 person was
about to mnrry.
"It Is , " was the laconic response.
"Surely , old man , " said the other ,
with that freedom permitted an inti
mate friend , "you don't think that
your present Income would justify you
in taking n wife. "
"To be perfectly frank , " said the
other , "I do not. "
"Then what on earth can bo your
reason for taking this serious step ? "
"I have no reason , " was the calm
response. "I am In love. " Llppln-
Humor of the Stump.
During a warm political campaign
an "old timer" took the stump. Wheth
er he gathered many lost sheep into
the fold of his party or not , he cer
tainly did not detract from the humor
of the situation. Ou one occasion a
< : rowd of people gathered to hear hlin
"Fellow citizens , " he roared , "our op
ponents are resorting to every form of
vllencss. to dishonest and underhand
tricks , to Inconceivable meanness , to
the corruption of voters , but we warn
them" his thunder shook the roof
"we warn them , fellow citizens , that
that Is a game that two can play at ! "
Courage Is a vlrtuo that the young
cannot spare ; to lose It Is to grow old
before the time. It Is better to make
a thousand mistakes and puffer a thou
sand reverses than run away from bat
tle. Henry Van Djke.
Long Out of the Sea.
Mr. Gaynor , an Irishman celebrated
for his good humor , was dliUng one
Friday with a friend , and fish was the
only meat served. Gaynor was par
ticularly fond of haddock and seated
himself near a fine specimen. Ills
olfactory nerves , however , soon made
him aware that the fish was not too
fresh. He first lowered his mouth to
ward the head of the flsh and then his
car , as If conversing with It The wo
man of fhe house , perceiving his pe
culiar motions , asked him whether bo
"Nothing , " replied Gaynor , "nothing
at nil , madam. I was merely asking'
this haddock whether ho could give mo
any news of my friend , Captain Mur
phy , who was drowned last Monday ,
but he tells mo that ho knows nothing
of the matter , for bo himself hasn't
been to sea thcso throe weeks. "
You can trace it back to a want ad
it its a real estate deal.
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