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Fhe Daily Pioneer-Times. DEADWOOD, S. D. (BLACK DILLS sr M A V, DRTtiMHKK IB, 1900. FIVE CENTS. REQUIREMENTS OF THE NORMAL. ' - m nVllfir AGRICULTURE IN ALASKA. PUIWC Old A PC CHCAM or TARTAR FOWOCR. 1wAsw.v.w.wAV.WJ WW V QERS CArlUKb Secretary Wilson Intends to Promote DR; THE FALSEBOTTOM WATER OVER FIVE HUNDREU .1 tha Armv Hast verses 01 Gloom Over the English , the Raising of Food Stuff. WASHINGTON', I) C, Dee. 15. Special. Secretary Wilhon believes that it is possible to raise the same crops in Alaska that ;ire raised in Kin-land, where the natm .il conditions are similar and a population of 2,.ri00.oo0 people is supported b .inriculturarMn-dustries. Ho has readied this con elusion after three years of exploration and experiment by competent agents. While the area susceptible of cultivation in Alaska is very small compared with the vast extent of that territory, the agi icultui al possibilities are no longer a matter of doubt, and Nation. . . V CREAM MM Highest Honors, World's Fair Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair Avoid Itakluff I'nwclrr contuliilnfC aJuui. They are Injurious to health "The water question is still an inipor'.ciit factor with the people of lleadwood." said James Conzett yesterday. and in this connection I want to say that I do not believe it would be advisable for the city to purchase the Kalsebottom water ditch from the Home-stake company. In the first place the city could not bring the water up to the level of our old tanks without a great deal of expense and that would be but a small part of Die expense necessary to keep the ditch in repair. It Is an old dit h and it would be but a short time before the city would have t lay a new Hume for its entire length. 1 presume the Homestake company would be glad to sell it to Deadwood for a good, round figure The company does not require the water any longer, and it would In- a good business to sell out. "It strikes me that Deadwood has wr. t ! J with the- water ipies-tion long enough. What appears to me its the most practicable and feasible thing to do is to come to some i.greement with the Home-stake company by which the city can secure some of the water from the Spearfish that is being brought into Bead'. The Spearfish water is the best in the country, and that Is what we want. If unable to reach satisfactory terms with the Homestake company for Spearfish water, let the city take steps to condemn the water of Whitewood creek claimed by the Homestake ompan It is a waste of money for the city to continue as it has been du' ing the past few months -,i npwal Gets Awav oer uenc and Moves to the North, Prof. Cook Makes An Estimate on What Will Me t the Demands. An appropriation of $17,000 a year for maintenance. and an additional appropriation of $12,000 for improvements will be sufficient for the State' Normal school at Spearfish. Prof. K L. Cook, president of the school, was in Deadwood yesterday, accompanied by his wife. He said he had been asked by the president of the state bord of regents to furnish the board with an estimate of what money wjoiilcl be required, and the president afterwards informed him that the board had decided to submit his estimate to the legislature, with slight alterations. "The figures 1 gave provided for $17,000 a year for tho next two years for maintenance, including $500 a year for the improvement of the school grounds, and $12,000 for furnishing the new ladies' dormitory, purchasing a building adjoining ing tha Normal grounds for a boys' dormitory, putting In an electric light plant and buying cows for' tho proposed dormitory dairy. If wo get the amount I asked for we will be iu good shape, and we will not have to ask for money for anything but maintenance in the future. We have all tho buildings we will need, or we will havo if wo are allowed the building we have in view for the boys' dormitory. The building we are after Is frame, and two stories high, near the j school, and was built Tor a dormitory originally. L.mnN Dec. lb BPBU.ii.- in the search for water. Go at it right, get good water and. gel me i doom that rests on the British today is the deepest that has ' nprleni-cd since the memorable quantity the city requires." f f uuller and Methuen at the wwvwwtvwwwvwwvw.vwwwvwww.vwviww the arable soil is scattered in small tracts, so that it may serve to supply a large local demand if properlycul-tivated. It is a popular impression that Alaska is a frozen zone; that the surface of the earth is covered with snow and lee most, of the year, and that the soil is barren and worthless. This is a great mistake, Secretary Wilson ays, for. altho the season is short the sun is hot. the snow moistens and enrlche the earth, and the soil in the valleys is fertile and productive. Wheat, corn, oats, barley, buckwheat, flax and a considerable variety of veegtables and forage plants can be successfully grown in many parts of the territory, and last fall there was exhibited at the chamber of commerce at Dawson, fine samples of cereals produced in that locality. Along the Ling of the Boer war. Lord f. .,.rta todav that 673 Bnt- "In building the new ladles' dormitory last year, provision was mado for an electric light plant, and I think it would be an excellent idea to havo our own lights. We want to have a dairy on the school grounds, and to furnish our own butter and milk. We oculd keep the cows as well as not, and at small expense. If our requests are granted this year we will be pretty independent. "We are using one floor of the new ladles' dormitory for the training department, It having been built for that purpose. We are waiting for the legislature to make an appropriation so that we can furnish the rest of the building before we can occupy id. The attendance at the school this year in about what it has been for the last ARIZONA ORANGE BELT. sufficient water for the purpose. A bedrock flume is to be put in by the company In the early spring when tctener i belonging to General Clements Uud have been capt"'" r .. a; eighteen conimis- Hon. E. W. Martin Returns From a Trip to Phoenix, Arizona. 'Other localities may have advan there ts plenty of water in the gulch. A large amount of placer gold has brt, ini:iuii"h - been taken out of the property ad Ld office. The Boer genera, i- F . , i.,.h,nr a so reports tage's over the Black Hills in some re ri Loru w'v" .. . n:ioh liona eommand- joining the company's on the west, and it is thought that deposits will spects, but for diversity in the neces fcUtnru me be found on the University ground sities and comforts of life I think the by General ivnox, uu ti- just as valuable. Black Hills ahead of all other places," north. There is a large amount of ore on I noPPATORS OUT. BHIVt I n v - said Hon. K. W. Martin yesterday, upon his return from Phoenix, Arizo three years. We "have all the students we can accommodate, and every seat Is fUled." LvVill Not Permit Non-Union Op- I -.tnr-c tO WOrk. the property that will run $4 a ton, and can be easily concentrated and treated at not to exceed $;i a ton. leaving a net profit of $1 a ton. There is good growth of timber on the ground. na. Mr. and Mrs. Martin left Dead- wood three weeks ago last Monday, Imrir.n Ills.. Dec. 15 Special. going by way of Denver, and combin in: t..nnu !tlnnr ID in sriiiui ... -- and a sawmill is running near Oreville. where the company could ha ing business with pleasure. Business Santa Fe railroad have driven out c alled Mr. Martin back to Hot Springs wents and operators in me em sawed all the timber necessary for ir of the company. They will not timbering in its workings and building week before last, and he was there The Business of Clothes Making is a Fine Art. over a week, trying a lawsuit. Misses bit non-union men to uko --L.ftho strikers. Pinkerton men Lois and Jessie, daughters of Mr. and I been sent out by the banta re lasement to guard ana t railroad property. Roth sides still l n will win the strlKe. 1 m- Mrs. Martin, went to Hot Springs a week ago yesterday to spend Sunday with their parents, and Monday of last week Mrs. Martin and two daughters returned to their home m this city. Mr. Martin savs l'nocnix is a town iUI ui- j I'Scofthe nmd will suffer greatly the result of the trouble. NEW YORK NORMAL BURNS. of la.cjuu inhabitants, situated in the Liter and Six Girl Students Lose Their Lives in the Fire. oalt river valley. The region is naturally a desert, arid and waste but irrigation has made a garden of a large portion of it. The wate r of Salt river which rises in the mountains IREDON'U. N. i.. Dee. 1f. hpcciai. fire destroyed the state normal ool buildings liere at an early H" s morning. The janitor of the 'dings and six girl students were of eastern Arizona and Hows into the Gila, have wrought a marvelous trans bated. The state loses suu.uuu uy river bottoms native vegetation is vigorous, and the slopes are covered with a profusion of (lowers. Native grasses grow abundantly over large areas and the natural meadows, altho limited in extent, are capable of sustaining a sufficient number of live stock to feed all the population that can possibly find employment in the territory. The demand for vegetables and other garden triii k from the miners, fishermen and lumbermen is great and (he cultivation of the ground is encouraged by the government as an im-poitant. factor in maintaining the health of these i ointn ii n i t ies. It j-; not expelled that (hire will ever be any other tndiisti b's tlianniining. fishing and lumbering, but thoe who are en-ca ;i il in them will furnish a continual and profitable permanent market for smh crops as oats wheat, barley, potatoes, tuinips. onions and other vegetable-;. Secretary Wilson argues that the government might properly expend a reasonable sum of money in the encouragement of the agricultural industries by ascertaining the most favorable loc ations and the most favorable crops for cultivation. Finland produces nearly 40.00.0(10 bushels of cereals every year and exports oats to other countries. By the lats census there were .'',00.(!r0 horses. L.:!tis.::rii; cattle, i.m;7.::si sheep and 1!i7.:i.rii; hogs in Finland, and the people produce a surplus of 22.750.000 pounds of butter and 400 000 pounds of cheese annually. The exports of dairy products from Finland amount to nearly $7,000,000 annually. -o For Insurance Commissioner, PIKKIIK. S. P . ne'e. 14. It is an thontically reported that .1. Mcl.eod, editor of the Aberdeen Daily News, has benn. tende red the office of commissioner of insurance by Governor Hcrried. and that he will accept the position. It has bc;ca.kiiown for some-weeks that NyT.ecid has been offered the pla e. but there was some doubt expressed whether he would consider it desirable. It appears that he has been made to seo it would be worth hie whilo to have the office. Inciden Ire. formation wherever they have been applied, and orange raising has become one of the principal pursuits of the valley. The orange crop was at its height while Mr. and Mrs. Martin wen. there and thev enjoyed the nov but as in the other arts, the real artists are rare, chiefly because It takes years of indefatigable wor k to acquire the skill, without which even genius la halt and lame, which goes uwards making a famous reputation. The High Art Co., whoso label will be found on most of the men's and boys' clothes In our store, have ac hieved their high reputation for skillful and artistic tailoring by careful study ot the demands o' the best dressed element of our male population for nearly half a century. If you will see the clothes you w ill marvel at the apparent Inconsistency of the low prices, with a magnificent quality of fabric, tailoring and trimming, while that Individualism of style will at once convince you that High Art clothes are cot to be confounded with or- dicary ready-made. PSJtttk' i Brvan Starts a Paper. JNCOLN, Neb., Dee. 15. Special. Warn J. Bryan will begin 'the pub-t:ion of a weekly newspaper in elty of picking the ripe fruit from the mrr. It will be called "The ( om- per," and will be published at l.in- i VThe subscription rates will e dollar a voar. Mr. Bryan intends inote his time exclusively to its picition. improvements, and there is plenty of wc.ter for domestic purposes, and all the conditiotis favor cheap mining ii id quick real izalion. The company's holdings in Law i "tice county consjst of the Hurstone claim. 4'. the bead of Kalsebottom creek. cAnbraeing ten acres, six miles from Dc ad wood, on the phonolite belt. There has not 1 een much work done on the ground, but the work that has been ilemec, has encouraged tin- company towards sinking a shaft on one of the veins that cms sthec property. No work is being done at pre-seiit on the Lawrence- county properly belonging to the company. - o The Art Exhibit. The ladies who have worked so hard gathering .the unique and beautiful things for display seem reluctant to disperse the collection soo soon. New-things are being brought in every (lay. Many have said if the exhibition could continue they would bring new attractions in on Monday. The exposition is a fine aggregation of the beautitul in art. and should be seen by every one in Deadwood. All the exhibitors that have been seen are willing tlytlt their pictures and curios remain, consequently it has been decided to keep the exhibition open on Monday and Tuesday. December 17 and 18, from 10 a m until i p. in. The old price of Uiiv admission will be charged. Children under 12 free. k Pleasantly Surprised.",! Harry JJk kock was the- vie ti mof a number of his friends last evening who had assembled at his home to give him a surprise. Harry went to work as usual last evening, and about 8 o'clock he was called home by telephone, and when he arrive)d at his home he found his friends awaiting him. He was soon shaking hands and doing all sorts of sleight-of-hand tricks to please his friends. The evening was spent in playing games and telling stories, and when all the games imaginable had been played, and many startling stores had been told, an elegant repast was served, after which the merry young people departed for their homes, all wishing Harry a kind good night and hoping that he would nto be so surprised the next tim. Storm on the Pacific. p FRANCISCO. Calif.. De tiees and eating it. But where the artificial watering has not been resorted to t.ie region is seen in its native desolation. The Salt river valley is devoted largely to fruit raising and agriculture, altho Phoenix receives some benefit from the mining industry carried on in the mountains on several sides. The weather is delightful at this time of the year, hut in the summer time the heat and dust are insufferable, and Mr. Martin does not say that hje would enjoy a residence there. It is but a night's ride from Los Angeles., and Mr, ami Mrs. Martm mist have t,',. trio had not his legal busi . lr. -swept Prop- M.-A tremendous storm Pacific coast last night. is was tiesvv all along the ! Kt last night and the storm was j ROSENTHAL'S licnlarly destructive to orchard'-'. Palace Clothing flrasi Iti Executive Session. flNQT($N. D. C. Di'- r.V fcial. The senate today continued 8:K:K:S8:B:K:B.8:S:S:S:&:S:W ness at Hot Springs necessitated their consideration of the Hay -Paunce- treaty in executive session. The THE AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK Won of the senate is to finally r ipon the treaty before the holi- Deadwood. South Dakota. tally there is an unconfirmed rumor' that the State Press association ex AtmoiDhere On the Moon. A DEPOSITORY FOR THE. S, Dec. 15. Special. A a ss S3 is P astronomer claims to have ecutive committee met at Huron ten days ago, and officially indorsed Kdi-tor Shober of the Highmore Bulletin Fa tie presence of atmosphere on CITS' COTJITTir and STATE, for the lob. In the event Mci,eoi . He says his discovery dis- f" the theory that the moon is takes the place, it is not likely he would remove to Pierre, as the office return in time for the opening oi court. . .University Gold Mining Company. Work is being done this winter on property belongtng to the University Gold Mining and Milting company in Custer countyi This company has 144 acres of ground on Tenderfoot gulch, near Oreville. and 'lias an excellent showing in ore. It is a free milling and concentrating proposition and an assay certificate obtained at Lyon & Cheairs' assay oiuce in Deadwood showed the following values: one sample of concentrates. 14 44 ounces gold at $20 an ounce, $288.80: sample from a five-foot foot wall. $4: another scmple of concentrates, $44. The company has properties in both I awrence and Custer counties. What is known as the University group is situated about three miles south- . f nrpville The formation is fflotoluible. Drafts and Letters of Credit ia hup which can be run easily by a w chief clerk except during January of PTOIG. Dec. 15. Special Al- each year when the annual statements a Issued, Good in All Parts of the World - a a a t ss of the insurance companies are oemg rlw Stewart, a fourteen-year-old Brderer. hpnn norvlne a sen- fllpH and their certificates issued. Then a considerable office force is re COLLSCTZOXTS P Wty for killing a playmate In r 'k Cltv. Ha q th0 voungest ss 8S quired. P tver admitted to Sing Sing o Daley On the Canteen. httpon ' S. D.. Dec. 15. Rev. Poner Peck Starts Home. Charles M. Daley, late chaplain of the g. Attended to Promptly and Intelligently & ss " J I-OITET TT7B.inSHD it jj To any extent warranted by borrowers names' or a is collaterals. ? c s j, first South Dakota regiment, was a strong anti-army canteen advocate Dec. 15. Special F. W. American commissioner at the P0gltlon, sailed for home to- west v....-- - slate cut bv numerous dykes and veins The vein that is being developed this winter is ve. ystrong. being -i,io It is ouartz. stained -;i (n thp rmv. and is now a-fF-- Resigned at the Smelter. EM win Reybold. who has been stenographer in the Deadwood & Delaware smelter office for several years, has resigned his position. His resignation took effec t yesterday evening, and Mr. Reybold will leaveyDeadwood on the Burlington for Denver, for a short, visit.' He announces his Intention to return to his old home, Delaware City. Delaware, where he expects to engage in the lumber business with his lather. nou need friend of the proposed repeal of the canteen law. Asked it ne fa ' reported that he is euffer-008 "errous prostration. Qu tl ,u . w.Ji iron oxide, and the structure is 8? 4 Accounts Solicited and identical with the vein matter oi sow of the richest mines in that section. j : north wpsterlv and south- rUON. Tim. 1S QmMa1 The r' WWogned parliament today, af-iuiiIIth. v- i I ne irenci m - - - rastcrlv. 'and it can be traced a ong 1 W apnrnnrintlnna Correspondence Invited. is K .is gj Our long experierct in Ihe Black Hills js at jj service of intending" invest. . a a a Plngree't Tax Bills. ". LMicnDec. j.5. special. the company's porp-rtv for l.iou reer. A tunnel is being driven for the purpose of openirig up this vein and the c ompany , Intends later to -rin a shaft and explore the deeper levels and open up other veins. The property is the center of what . - i. niarpr mining dis- L n!"IeSl8,a Is deadloclted vored the measure just passed Dy me house of representatives at Washington, he said: "I am most emphatically in favor of the bill, and of the positiveness with whic h it states that no intoxicating liquors shall be sold by any person, soldier or civilian, at places where soldiers may be stationed, or on army transports. The bill is right; it is right first because the authority to sell liquor in the canteens gives respectability to drinking, and. secondly because the presence of the liquor canteen within the agrrlson or camp aerreg as a constant temptation te drink to those who hrre not the habit" --wnor. i fineree's tax hins. S B' 8S Z3ZZUSCTOZ.S hM passed the bn!, hut Superintendent Harmon Returns. F. A. Harmon, division superintendent of the Elkhorn, returned to Chad-ron Friday after a several weeks' trip Into Wyoming. He had been out as far as Thermopolis, In the Big Horn mountains, to bathe In the hot springs of the place, pursuant to a practice that he has followed for a year or two. He was accompanied by Mrs. on, and they returned feeltag flnelr after their Jonrney. M refuses , L. uleld at Stonevllle. B W. m. ADAMS. S HARRIS FRANK 3eJN, Pres. B WU. BE BIB , CaaU tar. JOHN TKXBRfl. a BEN BaJER, TlOS rW B . nas neen a. -" , . . ' trict and gold-bearing sands that have yielded prollflcally in past years There is still some rich p acer on the 1 company's ground, and it could M ' wort ed at an advantage if there were tJT. 'OtmCHE. Dec 15. Spe-twT committed enlcide 9 ftlt:ft:frlS:ftlfc:S.-:-:& . iZTV (,nt'ia, the fore part of j T shootlnc himself.