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SERHIUS IS KILLED
TO BE SHOWN AT EXPOSITION.
Russian Grand Duke the Victim
of a Terrorist Bomb. '
HAD BEEN MARKED FOR MONTHS
Missile was . Packed with Nails, and
Grand Duke's Body was Torn
. Moscow, Feb. 18. Within the walls
of the far-famed Kremlin palace, and
almost underneath the historical tower
irom which Ivan the Terrible watched
the heads of his enemies falling beneath
the axe on the famed Eed Square, and
within a stone s throw of the great bell
of Moscow, Grand Duke Sergius, uncle
and brother-in-law of Emperor Nich
olas, met a terrible death shortly before
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The deed was committed by a single
terrorist, who threw beneath the car-
Tiage of the grand duke a bomb charged
with the same high power explosive
-which wrought Minister von . Plehve's
leath. The missrle was packed with
nails and fragments of iron, and its
oxplosion tore the imperial victim's
tody into ghastly fragments, which
strewed the snow 'for yards around
Every window in the great lofty facade
ot the palace of justice was shattered
and bits of' iron were embedded deeply
in the walls of the arsenal, a hundred
The assassin belongs to the noted
"'fighting group" of the Socialist Revo
lutionary party, - which has removed
other prominent officials and long since
, passed sentence of death upon Grand
Duke Sergius. --The grand duke knew
that he stood in the shadow of death.
He was the recipient of repeated warn
ings and elaborate precautions were
taken to insure his safety, but all the
resources of the secret police and sol
diers proved unavailing asgainst an at
tempt almost exactly duplicating the
: -procedure that caused the death of
Minister von Plehve last July.
ALL IN SUSPENSE.
No Federal Appointments in Oregon
Until After Land Fraud Trials
"Washington, Feb. 18 . "No
.Federal appointments in Oregon
after the trials."
This conclusion was reached last
night by Secretary Hitchcock, Attorney
Oeneral Moody and Postmaster General
"Wynne, and applies to all appointments
ooming under the jurisdiction of their
"respective departments. As a matter
of fact, this decision will affect only
postoffice appointments, for there is no
likelihood of vacancies occurring in
ither the Interior department or the
Department of Justice while the land
"fraud case are pending. The district
attorneyship must necesarily remain in
abeyance until the cases are concluded,
there are no land office vacancies pres
ent or prospective, ' unless the ' register
and receiver at Roseburg should be dis
missed, and such action is not contem
plated until after the trials are over.
So the agreement of these cabinet offi
cers really narrows'down to postoffice
History or Declaration of Independ
ence, with Portraits of Signers.
Washington, Feb. 20. General Wil
liam H. '"Michael," chief clerk of tne
State department, by order of congress,
has published a book giving an illus
trated history of the declaration of in
dependence, with the biographies and
portraits of the signers and the secre
tary of congress. The . advance copies
of this work have been received at the
department. The illustrations include
not only' photographs of the famous
state paper in its present decayed con
dition, but also a number ot photo
graphs taken when the document was
in a better state of preservation. ,
The volume was prepared primarily
as an aid to those in charge of the ex
hibit of the department of State at ex
positions in explaining that part of the
exhibit relating to the declaration of
independence. The series of portraits
of the signers is complete and there is
an interesting fac simile of the broad'
side copy of the declaration signed by
John Hancock, president of the congress
for and on behalf of the members of
congress, attested by cnarles inomp
son, secretary. .Especially interesting
is the correspondence relating to the
declaration, which is given. Because
of the historic value of the work of
Colonel Michael, congress ordered the
book printed as a government publication.
SPANIARD FOOLS WITH BOMB.
UP TO THE
President Sends Santo - Domingo
Treaty With tetter. -
GIVES POSITION OF GOVERNMENT
If United States Does Not Take Hold
of Bankrupt Republic Some
Foreign Nation Will. ;
Tries to Blow Up Mexican Legation,
but Only Wounds Himself.
Paris, Feb. 20. Inhabitants of the
Champs Elysee quarter were aroused
tonight by a loud explosion, and the
police, who were hurriedly summoned,
discovered in front of the Mexican lega
tion a man severely wonuded and lying
amid fragments of a bomb.
The man was taken to a hospital and
cross examined He said his name was
Garcia and he ' was a Spaniard. He
asserted he had been ruined by the
Mexican government and in revenge
threw a bomb, which; however, ex
ploded too soon, and he himself was in
jured. The police found a revolver, a
dagger and some anarchist pamphlets,
and a search of his lodginsg led to the
discovery of two bombs identical with
that which he ahd exploded. Garcia
denies being an anarchist. '. He is
wounded in the arms and hands.
Prompt action by the police prevent
ed his being lynched.
The bomb was filled with dynamite,
and the stone walls of the legation were
Washington, Feb. 16. The senate
must decide the question as to whether
or not the Monroe doctrine is to be
maintained and upheld. This is the
contention of President Roosevelt. He
made the issue clear in a confidential
letter to the senate late this afternoon,
in transmitting to that body the treaty
entered into between this government
and the republic of Santo Domingo,
relative to which the treaty-ratifying
body of the government has heretofore
indulged in some caustic criticisms.
The president declared that foreign
governments were pressing Santo Do
mingo for the payment of claims'; that
while the republic should be prosper
ous, its reveues were depleted through
insurrections and that, if the United
States did not exercise such a just par
ental supervision as would naturally be
expected and as was desired by the re
public and arrange for the payment of
just obligations, foregin governments
would set about to enforce collection
through the customary . diplomatic
The message was referred to the com'
mittee on foreign relations. The treaty
was not read. It was the expectation
Chairman Cullom to have a special
meeting of the committee to take the
convention up for consideration.
Briefly stated, the protocol or treaty
provides that the United States shall
collect the customs revenues of Santo
Domingo and turn over to President
Morales' government a specified per
centage necessary to meet the expense
administration and disburse the re
mainder among foreign claimants. The
United States undertakes to repsect
the integrity of Santo Domingo and the
protocol or treaty must be approved by
the United States senate and the Do
CAN'T DECIDE THIS SEASON.
Mot Enough Time to Reach Vote on
Washington, Feb. 16. Chairman
IBurrows has called a meeting of the
senate committee on privileges and
elections, to be held on Saturday, to
consider the .arguments of counsel in
the Smoot investigation and determine
on some course of action. There has
been no meeting of the committee
since the hearings were closed, and no
consultation' of members to discuss
-whether it is possible to decide the case
at this session of congress. In view of
the limited time that remains of the
present session, the disposition is to
postpone action until the next session
There are so many points involved in
- the discussion that it is estimated that
a week or more would be required in
the senate to bring the case to a vote.
Kinchot Discharges Men Involved in
Forest Reserve Frauds.
Washington,-Feb. 20. Forest Super
intendent Benjamin F. Allen and For
est Supervisor Grant I. Taggart, who a
year ago confessed to having been tools
in the hands of the Benson-Hyde land
ring, and admitted having made recom
mendations in the interest of this firm,
have been dropped from' the govern
ment payroll. Notwithstanding they
admitted having been parties to exten
sive land frauds, these two officials
were retained in office, but when the
forestry service was transferred to the
Agricultural department, Gifford Pin
chot, head of the Forestry bureau, re
fused to accept them.
Taggart and Allen were lost an the
shuffle, and, though they made frantic
efforts, have been unable to be rein
stated. These two men made extensive
investigations in Southern Oregon and
recommended the creation of vast forest
reserves to include lands owned by Ben
son and Hyde. Their efforts in Oregon
Wltte Differs with Liberals.
St.' Petersburg, Feb. 18. M. Witte,
accordng to the latest report, has re
signed his position as president of the
committee of ministers on account of
differences with Minister of Agriculture
"Yermoloff over the conduct of the pro
ceedings of that body.' M. Yermoloff
is probably the most liberal of Em
peror Nicholas ministers, enjoying
mow," according to the story, the com
plete favor of the emperor. He openly
adovcates summoning a Zemsky Sobor
The report is not confirmable at this
All May Again Quit Work.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18. The report
is circulated here with great persistence
that a renewal of the general strike will
le declared in St. Petersburg in the
course of Friday . "The only evidence so
iar. which could be cited in favor of
such action on the part of the strike
leaders is that the unwillingness of the
employers to make concessions pending
' the governmental arbitration discussion
lias created great dissatisfaction- among
the radical element of workers.
. Close Blockade of Vladivostok.
New York, Feb. 18. Reports re
ceived, cables the St. Petersburg cor
respondent of the Herald, indicate that
Vladivostok is being closely blockaded
by Admiral U nu's fleet.
.More Money for Pneumatic Tubes
Washington, Feb. 20. The postoffice
appropriation bill "was reported to the
senate today.' The principal amend
ment was introduced by Senator Fora
ker for the extension of the pneumatic.
tube service. It provides for an in
crease of the appropriation available
under this bill from $500,000 to $800,
000, and limits the total expenditures
including existing contracts, to $1,500,
000. " It provides further that all con
tracts .for service shall be basedon com
petitive bidding, and not exceed terms
of ten years.
Philippine Quarantine Not Needed
Washington, Feb :20.- The bureau of
Insular affairs is in receipt of a com
munication from the chief quarantine
Y .1 Tl -.
omcer ior me rninppme islands, say
ing tnat, owing to the favorable sani
tary reports which have been received
it is no longer necessary for inter island
transports, which carry as a part of
tneir personnel army medical officers
to procure bills of health at ports of de
parture, " or to await quarantine inspec
tion at ports ot arrival. .
More Siege Guns.
" r 1 nn mi .
mouiouraii, rtu. zu. mere is no
ticeable reinforcement to the Japanesi
siege artillery. The Japanese fire now
exceeds that of the Rusisans in inten
sity, and Poutiloff (Lone Truee) Hill is
constantly bombarded. Two new Jap
anese batteries are being erected east of
the Kussian center. Japanese cavalry
rarely ib seen with the main army of
late, and it is believed that branch has
been released for service on Mongolia.
Doubles Cost of New Building,
Washington, Feb. 20. Senator Fos
ter today introduced amendments
the public building bill increasing the
limit of cost of the Tacoma and Spokane
public Duiidings from $400,000
$800,000. He also offered -an amend
ment to the sundry civil bill appropri
atmg J 100,000 for the improvement of
t!ie "aimer .National park.
. WILL FAVOR RUSSIA. .
WM v ' i i
Such Will Be the Final Decision , of the
--,!'-. X North Sea Commission.
Paris, Feb. 15:' Kussian confidence
that the.;czar' ' counsel will obtain a
favorable decision from .the North sea
tribunal seems justified, though tech
nically the tribunal only delivers an
opinion" following the line of the
testimony given by both sides. Yet the
narrowest concession regarding the pos
sibility of torpedo boats having been on
tne .Dogger Bank is quite sufficient to
satisfy the czar's represenatitves. tThis
concession is contained ,in the tribun
al's pronouncement, the last clauses of
which are being added todav. The
whole judgment will at the latest be
Speaking to the corespondent today,
an official who is closely attahced to
the person of one of. the members of the
"It has proved impossible to with
hold admission'of the possibility and
probability of the presence of torpedo
boats without implying perjury on the
part of one or two Kussian witnesses
whose evidence was of a character ex
cluding the hypothesis of mere error of
eyesight or of calculation of the posi
tions of their own boats. If the tri
bunal were a police board, a different
course might have been pursued, but,
being an international arbitration coun
cil, if? can do no more than softly
smooth down the ruffled feathers of
According to this informant, the con
cession to Kussia s feelings will be an
expression of the belief that the Rus
sians were wrong in thinking that tor
pedo boats showed a disposition to at
tack, but sympathizers with the British
side of the controversy do not disguise
a feeling of disappointment' over their
defeat. : " . .
An Effective Trough Guard.
One of the greatest troubles with
che hog is -that he Is so Irrepressibly
hoggish. When you feed him, he ap
parently feels It his inherent duty to
crowd every other hog as far and
forcefully away from the feed as pos
sible. When fed grain on the open
floor, he takes It upon himself to cover
as much as he can, to keep nosing and
pushing his fellows, often to his own
loss of fnnri. Rinre more or less IS
wasted by his rude "table manners.
When fed slop In the trough, the big
gest hog will invariably work his way
through or over the jam, and get his
carcass into the trough, where he com
placently stands lengthwise, and'if not
satisfied with that, lays himself down,
gulping in his own and the smaller
ones' shJwe until too full even to grunt,
when he will stretch out for a snooze
If the trough is big enough.
To avoid thewaste of feed, and to
give all an equal chance to secure
dred grains of seed eorn which they
were obliged to plant and cultivate
themselves. The "boys took such care
of the crop that they actually beat the
experienced farmers in the vicinity.
The corn was much larger and of a
better quality than ordinary field corn,
although the seed was the same.
Prizes were awarded to the boys for
the best display. '
LOST IOO.OOO DEAD IN. YEAR.
CASTRO PLAYING J-OR DELAY
Venezuelan President Insists on Arbi
tration Revolution Threatens.
La Guayra, Venezuela, Feb. 16. The
negotiations between United States
Minister Bowen and President Castro
in the effort to reach an adjustment of
the pending disputes between the' two
countries are practically at a standstill.
Mr. Bowen s efforts have been blocked
by the tactics of Castro, which culmi
nated recently in Castro's abrupt de
parture from the capital when he was
pressed for a frank and definite answer
to the proposition to arbitrate.
After his return to Caracas he de?
clined to submit to arbitration on the
ground that the matters are now be
fore the courts of the country. He
made a counter proposition, however,
that the United States conclude with
him an arbitration treaty to cover fu
ture cases which under" international
law could be considered as diplomatic
questions. This Mr. Bowen declined,
but in return proposed that a tribunal
be selected to determine whether the
aspnait case ana otner pending cases
are diplomatic matters. Again, Castro
refused, and pressed his demands for a
treaty to meet future cases, and here
the situatiou rests.
The ever-present rumors of a revolu
tion against Castro seem at this time
to have a possible foundation. The
movement is assuming a more wide-
TSpread character than for some time,
and it is considered in well-informed
circles that a revolutionary attempt is
not a remote possibility. '
Official 'Returns of Russians Killed
Battle .and by Wounds.
St. Petersburg, Feb- 1.5. The official
returns for the first year of the war,
not including Port Arthur statistics,
show that 130,439 officers and men
passed tnrougn tne Hospitals going
north, of which number 1,710" officers
were wounded and ,1,308 were sick;
53,990 men were wounded and, 72,58!
were : sick ; 4,007 subsequently died in
hospitals; 6,744 wounded and 11,248
sick were invalided; 9,429 returned to
Kussia and 21,554 are still in hospitals
Over 77,000, therefore, presumably,
returned to the ranks. These figures
do not include the number of those
killed on the field of- battle, nor prob
ably those slightly injured, who re
mained temporarily in the field hos
pitals. The showing is considered re
The proportion dying in hospitals is
very low, tne total loss to the active
army in wounded and sick being a little
over 50,000, of whom almost half have
still a chance of returning to the
ranks. ' .The other half will be inva
lided or returned to Russia.
The killed in battle are estimated to
have numbered - between 40,000 and
BUILDINGS IN THE NORTHWEST
A GOOD TROUGH GUABD.
Appropriations Proposed for Public
' Buildings on North Pacific.
Washington, Feb. 15. The sundry
civil bill reported yesterday caries the
following items :
Rent of temporary postoffice quarters
at Portland, $24,000.
Improving Crater Lake park, $3,000
Enlarging and improving Clackamas
hsh station, $5,000.
improving uommbia river quaran
tine station, $7,500.
Seattle public building, $375,000.
Tacoma building, $75,000.
Marking Alaska boundary, $65,000
Isolation hospital, Port Townsend
quarantine station, $9,500.
Improving Baker lake fish station,
their share, I have a number of
schemes and devices, but I consider
the one shown in the illustration to be
as good as, if not better than, any.
Then, too, it Is so, simple that any
farmer with a hammer and saw, and
such loose pieces as may be found in
almost any scrap pile, can build a sub
stantial affair that will suit
The first requisite Is a good-sized,
welliconstructed trough, built ' prefer
ably in V-shape, as shown by "a." The
width of the side boards will depend
upon the size ot the hogs to be fed. A
small trough, with six-inch side
boards, may be used for the wee pigs,
and twelve or sixteen-inch stuff for the
large shotes and breeding sows. The
size of pieces "c" and "d" should-' de
pend upon the weight of the animals
and the strain likely to come on the
fratne. For hogs of ordinary weight
a piece two by four inches should be
used for the ridge-pole, "c," and pieces
one by three or two by two inches for
the guard bars, "d." These should be
securely nailed to the side of the
trough; and if a permanent trough in
the hog house, spiked to the floor to
prevent . breaking off. The upright,
"e," firmly spiked to 'b," should be
amply stout to secure endwise rigid
For delivering slop to the trough, a
spout or small trough should .be ar
ranged to enter at the end of the feed
trough. With this arrangement, when
the distance between the bars has been
properly adjusted to the size of the
animal, only one can get to the trough
between each space, and all sidewise
crowding is effectually prevented.
Deep or Light Plowing;.
The whole matter resolves itself into
a question of soil and cUmate. If a
soil is thin, then It is manifest that it
would be very foolish to dip the plow
into the raw subsoil and bring it to the
top, though perhaps subsoillng would
improve matters by helping the drain
ing and allowing the roots to pene
trate downward more easily. Again,
in the matter of climate; in a dry dis
trict shallow plowing' nearly always
gives the best results with a grain
crop, at least Often the best wheat
has been grown where the surface
was disked to clean off the rubbish,
and the seed drilled in down to the
hard, unmoved soil. The reason of
this Is that in a dry district the plant
has to depend largely on the ground
moisture, which rises by capillary ac
tion much better through firm soil than'
through loose plowed land. Where
bare fallowing is practiced on stiff
clays, then the shallow system is the
best, for it means ever so much less
soil to move per acre where there are
repeated plowings, cultivations, etc..
to be done. On the whole, probably
shallow plowing, combined with an oc
casional stirring of the subsoil with a
subsoller attached to the plow, is the
-. Stable Scraper and Fork.
Most of the labor-saving tools about
farm buildings could be readily fash
ioned at home if one is handy with
tools and has the inclination to put
ideas into effect One of the best of
the simple tools for the barn is the
combination fork and scraper made in
the following manner: Select an inch
board five inches wide and seven or"
eight inches longer than the width of
the fork used in the stable.-
Bevel the lower edge of the board
for the scraper, then bore holes near
the lower edge, one for each tine of
the fork, so that after using the fork,
to handle the coarse stuff it may be
The British Fleet is Coming.
London, Feb. 16. The dateof the
visit to American waters of the squad
ron of British warships commanded by
Rear Admiral Prince Louis of Batten-
berg has been defini ely fixed for Octo
ber. It will comprise a short stav at
Newport, New York and Annapolis..
The prince's visit to Washington will.
it is understood, be of an official char
acter. President Roosevelt will be
notified through Sir Henry Durand, the
British ambassador, and .Prince Louis.
will convey to the president King Ed
ward's greeting in a special message.
To Dredge Tacoma Waterway.
Washington, Feb. 16. Senator Fos
ter today offered an amendment to the
river and harbor bill authorizing the
dredging of the - middle waterway in
the Tacoma harbor. His amendment
appropriates $115 537, and stipulates
that none of this money shall be ex
pended unless the city of Tacoma shall
pay to the War department $38,512,
one fourth of the cost of the improve
ment. He also offered amendments
authorizing other surveys.
'. No Action on Lieu Land.
Washington, Feb. 16. The senate
public lands committee today recalled
the bill which it recently -reported re
pealing the lieu land law and providing
for the purchase of private holdings
within forest reserves, or an exchange
on the like-for-like basis. The whole
subject has been refered to a subcom
mittee. This action will result in de
lay "and probably "means that no bill
will pass this session.
Feud Between Generals.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. According
to the latest gossip at the war office,
General Kuropatkin has charged Gen
eral Grippenberg, ex-commander of the
Second army, with insubordination in
leaving his command without author!
ty, but the story cannot be traced to a
responsible source. While definite in
formation continues to be lacking, it
seems to be generally accepted that
General Grippenberg, after the recent
flanking operation, blames the com
mander in chief for his failure to sup
Russians Have 4.50,000 Men.
Tokio, Feb. 15. Reports from- Liao
Yang place the total Russian force be
tween the Shakhe river and Harbin at
450,000, of which 280,000 are on the
fighting line. The condition of the
prisoners and of the bodies of the dead
indicate that the Russians are short of
winter clothing and shoes. Some of
the officers are wearing Chinese shoes.
It is believed that the cold weather is
greatly increasing sickness among the
Barley as Feed for Horaea.
Except on the Pacific coast barley
is not extensively used as a feed in the
United States, doubtless owing to the
fact that it is in such demand for
brewing purposes- that it is high in
price. Wherever it is grown, however,
It is frequently possible to secure at a
low cost grain which is off color owing
to rain or fog during harvest and
which for this or some other reason is
unfit for brewing, but valuable as feed.
The barley grown on the Pacific coast
is extensively, used in the feeding of
horses. Its use for this purpose is old
in other countries. The Arabs fed their
horses unground barley, and it is used
successfully by .the Berbers of north
Africa. In Europe its value is gener
ally recognized. Barley may be fed
whole to horses having good teeth and
not required to do severe work. Since
ground barley, like wheat, forms a
pasty mass when mixed with saliva, It
Is regarded as more satisfactory to
crush than to grind it if for any rea
son it is considered undesirable to feed
the grain Whole.
A Cheap Wood Sled.
My wood sled gave out early in the
winter and I made a good substitute
of seme 2-Inch plank. The runners
Will Pass at This Session.,'
Washington, Feb. 15. The senate
judiciary committee has ordered a fa
vorable report on the Jones bill recent
ly passed by the house, dividing the
state of Washington into two judicial
districts, one .east, the other west of
the Cascade mountains Foster in
tends to .call the bill up within a few
days and expects to secure its passage.
More Cash for Public Buildmgs.
Washington, Feb. 15.The omnibus
public building bill, in addition to in-?
creasing the limit of cost of the build
ing at Tacoma and Sprkane to $500,000,
appropriates $15,000 for ..thje.purc.hase
of a public buildihg siie at North Yakima.
are 8 feet long and 2x6 inches squared
They are held with four braces of
the same material, 4 feet long and fas
tened with spikes and bolts. Stakes
are set in the front and rear cross
pieces and a draw chain hitched to the
front cross piece. .The runners go flat
side' down and the ends are rounded to
prevent catching on the ice. The sled
can be used with, the body or box of a
wagon. -It is a good sled for heavy
work and short hauls. For long hauls,
the runners should, be shod. I. A.
Flske, in Farm and Home.
COMBINED SCRAPES AND FORK.
inserted into the holes in the board
and the combination used as a scraper.
The artist has added another to the
combination, a rake, which is made by
driving wire spikes into the top edge
of the board and filing off the heads.
This can be done or not as one wish
es,' but combined fork and scraper is
certainly a most useful tool. Indian
Notea Abont Farm -Work.
There are 044,000 farmers in Texas,
the largest number of all the States
in the Union. Georgia comes next
The animal heat must be provided
by feeding the stock liberally, but the
greater the exposure, the greater the
loss of animal heat
In the new farm mechanics depart
ment of the Iowa college, 125 young
men are learning how to build, man
age and take care of farm machinery.
Tennessee farmers want the State
to appropriate $5,000 to develop the
live stock investigations now in prog
ress, and to extend experiments in
breeding and feeding.
Some Western men claim to have
obtained good results from feeding the
common desert cactus to cattle. They
say when chopped up and boiled, or
soaked in water, the- sharp and dan
gerous points become soft The de
partment of agriculture is investigat
ing the matter.
Abont the Horse. -
Draft horses are in demand far ex
ceeding the supply.
Onion juice is recommended as a
cure for warts on horses.
When -horses are to be fattened
something depends upon the breed. A
changed bill of fare will help to hasten
A horse has no reasoning power. The
answers of the brightest of them are
dictated by some sign from the master
It is wonderful what fancy prices
rich men are willing to pay for horses
that please their fancy. The highest
prices' are paid for race stock, with
the hope that it will be won back
either .by the horse itself or by its off
spring. Texas Farmer.
A Corn School.
The corn school of Indiana is an in
teresting development in the line of
farm education. It Is organized in
Hamilton County and comprises sev
enty-five boys all under sixteen years
of age Each boy received four nun-
Live Stock in tbe Far North.
Stock raising is being successfully
carried on in southern Alaska, espe
cially on one or two of the Aleutian
Islands. On Kadiak a Seattle com
pany has established a cattle ranch
and a sheep ranch. No shelter is pro
vided for the animals in winter, but
they endure the cold season much bet
ter than the herds and flocks of Mon
tana aaa- the -Dakotas.-" company
has aboutten thousand, sheep and sev
eral hundred cattle on the .island.