MILBANK, SOUTH DAKOTA
Do just what you think is right
and never mind the election.
Let us give thanks: cholera and
frost don't work well together.
As the mercury goes down the price
#f coal goes up. Both the price and
the mercury will be out of sight by
A distinguished professor of athletics
Bays that where one large man thor
oughly sound and well proportioned
is found there will be a hundred such
men of average size.
"Who shall say now that farmers do
not know their rights, and knowing
dare maintain? Two of them in Har
per county, Kan., lately chased a
lightning rod peddler two miles with
Women are not hard to please,
writes some disappointed, soured
individual, presumably a woman her
self, and she says, to prove it, "If you
think they are, just look at some of
the marriages about you."
This country seems to need an
•fficial straeght-away mile track and
a standard sulky, to the end that
there may be no question as to the
relative merits of trotters that are
making and breaking records.
Keep cool, keep clean, eat sparingly,
let fruit and alcoholic liquors alone,
bathe often, and the cholera will have
no time to fool with you. Don't get
scared, don't get rattled—fright and
pestilence too often tarvel together.
5The fellow .who sends you circulars
ttiat you have fallen heir to a great
estate in Europe is on deck again
catching American gudgeons. The
American minister in London has
warned us against him. If we get
the estates we have earned in this
age we do well, leaving out those we
have not worked for.
Philadelphia, too, is going to have
ail elevated street railroad. But let
ns hope it will go through the middle
the block upon arches of solid
masonry and not be stuck upon
trestlework stilts in the middle of the
streets, darkening them, filling them
with dust and cinders and making
a burden to all who live along
The shash of Persia could not be
made to understand or take any
interest in a horse race. "It is
already known to me that one horse
goes faster than another," he said,
and on that declaration he took his
stand and could not be persuaded to
look at a race. He had a suspicion
that Englishmen were a little crazy
MO. this point.
XJan't some way be found to prevent
the funny man from writing that old
gag fibout "eating off a mantelpiece"
when a boy has disobeyed his pa or
teacher and been punished. Fine
and imprisonment ought at the very
least to be meted out to the fellow
who is guilty of passing on that old
chestnut. Adam started it when
Cain and Abel fell out.
That gifted and lively old mtoister
Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler says this
world is so good a place that he is in
no hurry to get away from it, even to
enter the better country. He remaks,
likewise. "As long as the greatest
British statesman is in full force at
eighty-two and America's greatest
living poet is full of strength at
eighty-four, let no man think of
retiring from business at three-score
The British know more than we
Americans about some things. For
instance, they have been wise enough
to elect thirty-five newpaper men to
the new house of commons. There
will now be some short speeches and
^ome fun. Of the thirty-flve jour
nalists it is needless to add that a
majority of them—all but seven in
fact—belong to the Liberal party,
^w spa per men are always up with
The ranks of the sweet singers of
America are sadly broken by the
death of Whittier, "the Quaker poet."
His dear old heart has been the
source of music which will thrill
through the ages, and there is no one
to take his place and give the world
that peculiar quality of verse which
a*' fj. "ill
has made the renown of his name as
wide as civilization. lie sang the
song of humanity, and all the race is
the better for his having lived.
The Japanese are overcrowded in
their pretty country and want to
colonize in Mexico. It is said that
200,000 of tlieni will settle in our
sister republic if suitable concessions
of land can be made. Thus, as always,
Asia colonizes the west. It is to be
hoped the gentle Japs will come.
They can give lessons to this whole
continent in courteous manners,
good temper, cleanliness and manual
skill. They would be a valuable
accession to any country, if all* the
travelers sav of tlieni is true.
A woman's paper makes a funny
mistake, if it can be called a mistake.
In that dear, enthusiastic way that
ladies have, something was mentioned
as "a name to conjure with."' But
instead of putting it "name,'' the
compositor—did he do it on purpose?
—set up the word "man." Thus the
quotation read, "a man to conjure
with," and the proofreader left it so.
Well, girls, maybe it wasn't so far
wrong after all. A man is a good
thing for a woman to swear by,
anyhow, if not to conjure with.
Speaking of good roads, and East
ern philanthropist in a district of
notoriously bad roads, "built at his
own expense one mile of good road."
The object lesson was not lost. It is
a good pointer for other philan
thropists over a wide district of
Country. When old Nehemiah started
to rebuild the walls of the ancient
city, he set every man "to building
the wall over against his own house,''
and he made a grand success of it.
lake Nehemiah's plan build good
roads in front of your own farm and
your neighbors will follow suit.
Almost anything will do as an
excuse for committing suicide when a
person has made up his mind, but
the most faraway reason yet recorded
is that of Carl Axelson, a New York
man, who killed himself because his
wife presented him with a girl baby.
If Carl had only weathered the storm
of his disappointment until that girl
baby was grown, she might have
become a schoolmistress or a pretty
typewriter and supported him hand
somely in his old age. A good many
cranky old fathers are quite as much
of a disappointment to their grown
daughters as the daughters when they
were girl babies ever were to the
After sixteen years of experiment
ing, Mr. E. S. Carman, editor of The
Rural New YorKer, has succeeded in
producing a new grain which is a
cross between wheat and rye. The
hybrid was made by mixing the pollen
of wheat and rye blossoms. It is
believed now that the grain is per
manently established, and some
specimens of the seed have been put
on the market. Mr. Carman gives to
his new bantling the name of "rye
wheat," fcnd he believes it will yield a
highly nitrogenous flour. This of
course is not yet certainly known, but
new flo\ir will be a welcome addition
for cooks to choose from anyhow.
The northwestern crop situation,
can be summed up about as follows:
The crop of wheat in North and
South Dakota and Minnesota is
about 100,000,000 bushels. The
quality is only fair, much of the new
wheat being of low grade. The mar
ket is depressed on account of liberal
receipts and the absence of any
pronounced speculation, which gen
erally advances prices. Better prices
are universally looked for latler in
the season, after the heavy market
ing is out of the way but as this last
is opinion only, it will probably be
wiser if every farmer uses his own
judgment as to when to sell his
Northwestern Agriculturist: Dur
ing the past two years there has been
a steady and marked advance in the
prices of farm lands in the north
west. Two years ago "western farm
mortgages" were a by-word, and they
were not considered good security.
Now in spite of the slanders that
have been circulated in regard to the
west bf partisans for political pur
poses, they are again favorit securities,
and are taken on an average of 1 to 2
per cent less interest than ruled five
years ago. At the end of another
five years good agricultural lands at
low prices will be very scarce, and
good farmers in the northwest will be
able to borrow all the money their
property is security for at 6 per cent.
There are 400 bison at the Yellow
stone Park, in Wyoming.
passenger Train on the Pitts®
buii? Roal Wrecked at
Eight People Were Killed and
Twenty-five or Thirty
31 ore Injured.
Death List Liable to Be Increased
as Others May 15e Buried
in the Debris.
A terrible accident occurred last
Saturday night at the Watertown
junction near West Cambridge sta
tion, Mass., on the Fitcliburg road,
caused by a westbound freight tele
scoping the rear car of a heavily
loaded passenger train from Boston.
Fifteen dead and wounded have al
ready been taken from the wreck, and
it is believed there are still more bur
ied in the debris.
HOW IT ITArrEXED.
The train liad arrived at the Junc
tion where it was waiting for an east
bound train to pass before crossing
the main track to the Watertown
branch road. While the train was
standing on the main track, the ex
press which had followed from Bos
ton ran into the rear car crushing it
into piecssand jamming its human
freight against the ruins. Escaping
steam from the boileradded horror to
the situationof those already impris
oned. As quickly as possible word of
the accident was sent to Boston.
Cambridge, Waltham and other
places within reach and physicians
were soon on the spot. The work of
removing the dead and injured was
commenced and the stat ion at West
Cambridge was made into a hospital,
where the victims were carried.
Many of those taken from the wreck
were terribly scalded in addition to
OTHERS BENEATH TltE DEBRIS.
It is impossible to say how large
the list of fatalities is, but it is be
lieved that several are beneath the
debris. Supt. Adams has received a
telegram from the conductor of the
passenger train that the brakeman
who was sent back to flag the freight
IN A FOG.
It is claimed that a fog prevailed at
the time and that the movement of
the heavy train that it could not be
stopped in time to avoid a collision.
The officials in Boston are very close
mouthed, and it is extremely hard to
obtain any facts from them concern
ing the accident, and as telephone
and telegraphic facilities between
Boston and the scene of the wreck are
very meager cohsiderable time is con
sumed in obtaining the details.
EIGHT KILLED—A SCORE WOUNDED.
A later dispatch from Boston says:
General Superintendent Adams las
just received a telegram from Medi
cal Examiner Swan of Cambridge,
who is at the wreck, stating that
eight are killed and twenty-live or
thirty wonnded that the latter will
be taken to the Cambridge city hos
pital and the former to Young's un
dertaking establishment in Cam
bridge. Both tracks from the main
line are completely blocked. No
trains have left the Boston depot
since the accident, although fully
3,000 people were- there at midnight
awaiting transportation tq their
homes in the suburbs and upon larger
excursions to the west.
Cireeley on the Tariff as a Tax.
"Horace Greeley in his essay on
political economy: But witli what
reason, with what justice, does one
say that an impost or tax on imported
iron or nails, cloth or cutlery, creates
a monopoly? A great many of our
countrymen were previously employed
in making those articles. Which of
them has been granted a monopoly?
In what sense is a monopoly accorded
to any or the whole of them together?
Do we not know that, not only will
each of them sell as his own interest
prompts, and increase his product so
fast and so far as he can do so with
profit, but that anyone else who will
may embark in the business when
ever he shall see fit? Nay, do we not
Know that this impost or tax will to
a moral certainty, impel hundreds to
do so? How can A have had con
ferred on him by law a monopoly of
that which B, C, D, and all the rest
of the alphabet, are not only at
perfect liberty to embark in when
ever they will, but which this very
act strongly tends to invite them to
engage in, having been passed for
that very purpose?
When a general revision of the
tariff was last before the house of
'tibttL •. -it
representatives (1 ebruar\, 1
was on the floor, and meeting a
leading member from Missouri I said
to him: "It does not disappoint ine
to see Massachusetts lukewarm and
halt-hearted in support of pro
factories are built and
running she has machinery, skill,
experience, markets I expect her
soon to desert us, under the
impression that she has more to
dread henceforth from American
than from foreign competition—but
what you Misourians, with your vast
wealth of unopened mines, your
unused waterpower, your unbilt
factories, can mean by voting against
protection I.cannot imagine." My
Missouri friend winced a little but
replied: "I think we might
harmonize on this subject were it
not for the Pennsylvanians—the iron
men they are too greedy." "Stop,"
1 rejoined, "and answer me one plain
question right here. Suppose the
duty on imported iron were $1,000
per ton, and could never be less:
what would then govern the price of
iron in this country? I suppose." he
replied, "that, the price of iron
would be governed by the cost of
producing it." "Quite right," 1
responded "and it seems to me
that you who comprehend so well the
law governing prices, must know
better than to vote here with the
enemies of protection."
THE BIG TIN MILL.
That at 11111 City l« Completed and Is Swwt
to lie Operated.
The Hill City tin mill is at last
completed and everything is ready to
commence takingout tin concentrates
with the completion of the railroad
spurs to the various mines from which
the ore is to be taken.
This house is an immense structure
it and the machinery costing over
$80,000. The ore bin is up on the hill
^p, the bottom of the bin being
above the top of the mill. This is a
Arm structure, under the B. M.
spur, with a capacity of 6(H) tons.
The cars on the B. & M. dump into
this bin, and the ore is drawn from
the bin by means of a patent gate
into small cars, and transferred to the
ore chute from which the mill is fed.
The chute itself is quite large, having
a capacity of thirty tons of ore.
It may be well to explain that the
mill is built on a steep hillside, where
by the company is enabled to place
the various machinery through which
the ore has to pass in such a position
that when it has passed through one
mill it drops into the other, thus
doing away with all extra handling.
From the point where the ore goes in
at the top of the mill to where the
concentrates are taken out is 120 ver
The ore feeds out of the ore chute
into the first crusher, where water
jets play upon the ore all the time:
irom this crusher the ore passes into
a screen, with meshes li inches in
size. All the particles of ore that are
too large to go through this screen
are fed automatically into a second
crusher, and so on to a third, where
all remaining particles are grouud to
the finest powder.
There are six sets of revolving
screens which size up the crushed ore.
Jets of water are kept playing upon
these screens all the time. It requires
800 gallons of water a minute to run
all the machinery.
The crushed rock goes from the
rock crusher on the top floor to
wronging rolls on the jig floor, and
after passing through them is ele
vated to the revolving sizing screens
and is discharged into jigs. From
here it passes down a floor into
hydraulic separators. The overflow
these hydraulic separators,
which is not crushed fine enough,
passes down into two five-foot Hun
tington mills, and after being here
crushed passes down into four com
partment jigs. All the slime and fine
particles which are not caught in
lese jigs go into three compartment
settling tanks. From these settling
tanks the light particles and slimes
are siphoned into 12 Frue vanning
and run into pig tin.
The United States
The stars and
at the two p,,^"
Washington on M„n(]a/^
loltowinR telegram fr„mL^
at St. Johns, N.
"United States navy elan,
discoveries on Greenland
latitude, 34 degrees »«t i,
discovered July 4,3892
ice cape ends south of Vietm!,.
The highest point here!'
tained on the east coast isai
77 degrees,and was made by
The highest-point on tfcer
was 83, made by Lockwood au,
nard, of the Greely expedition
val officers are delighted
cess of Lieut. Peary, and hist'
was received with much plea
A dispatch from St. Johns,
says: The Peary expedition,
left this part in the summer
to make explorations in North
land, have returned on the Ki
member of the party-Verb"
his life in the ice fields ar
Coriniek bay. Otherwise the
tion met with no serious
The party wintered at Red
April 22 the work of trans
headquarters to McCurmick
begun. May 15 Lieut. Peary,
panied by three Eskimos and]
started on his long journey.
north. JuneB the head of St
Fjord was reached. The n
journey was continued as far
parallel, when an imtr
mountain chain compelled the
to deflect their course to the
An opening was finally d*
and July 4 the party found i
the head of a great bay in
81.34, longitude 31. Thiswa*
Independence bay in honor of"'
of its discovery, and tlieglacie
was christened Academy
The land in this region was
entirely free from snow. It
e red with gl aced stones and
all sizes, and several varieties
sects were found, foxes, ha
several species of birds w
abundant. July 9, the return
was begun and 21 days later,
undergoing unspeakable n
the almost worn-out party i
to McCormick bay, after ha~
versed a distance of 1,300mil
USKKN". NOT LOST.
John G. Whittier L»11
belted—and four are the corrugated
in proved. The concentrates are
dropped into a box in front of the
ning machines, which will hold
t™?1 T10 ^pounds of concen
with *11 !,ere
are Feady be 8melted
The body of the departed
parlor of his late home at A
Mass., from 10 a. m. to 2 p.®
Thousands passed in:
look upon the features
poet. At 2:30 the fune
were held in the garden
rear of the house. The Qua
deceased. The interment
Friend's section of In'011
Floral tributes were
all over the country,
were at half mast.
Among the prominent
ent were Oliver WendeH
Congressman Cogswell, ex
v.Anson Titus, J. W. Hot
Lynn Mrs. Ludlow,
York E. C. Stedmjfc
F. C. Lovering, Ham
Spofford, Francis J
of William Lloyd Garriso
jgliton, Edward L. P'r
Scudder, Col. J. C. *ra^
i. Howard and Col-
The Haverhill city^
present in a body an
from many organist'
and letters ofsy®£
received from many
R. T.Davis. Bui
this amount of ore will require just
To handle the
amount of ore in Cornwall requires
Jf'e,&•'Sfe' V,fkU* .A
Indiana stone 4^'
having a life size
chiseled out of a
It will be eleven
weigh thirty tons.
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