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The hot winds of last week did
not injure the Nebraska corn crop. ...... There will be some hot tithes up in Klpndyke not withstanding the fact that it is a cold country. President McKinley appears to be enjoying his summer outing at Plattsburgv N. Y., on the' shore of lake Cliamplain. Banker Spalding of Chicago, on the third trial, was found guilty of embezzlement. The evidence at each trial was practically the same, but all juries do not see alike. WASHINGTON 1,1£TTKK. From Our Regular Correspondent.' i .WASHINGTON, D. C., July 30. 1807. Nations do not go to war with out consent of their rulers, and the rulers of the United States have the very best reasons for knowing that the rulers of Japan will not consent to go to war with the United States on account of the annexation of Hawaii, just to please the few hot-heads who think that because Japan licked China "she can lick all creation. It is because of this knowledge that European-made reports of of Avarlike intentions on the part of Japan have attracted so little attention in Washington. The government of more than one European nation would gladly see a war between the United States, and there is little doubt that their emissaries have been at work in Japan, but there will be no war, Japan has every rea son for wishing to keep on good terms with us, and none what ever for fighting us and getting badly .whipped. President McKinley made him self a place among- the household gods of those government em ployes who are iti the classified service when he amended the rules so that none of them can be dismissed except for cause, and then only after they have been given an opportunity to defend themselves, which gives every office in the classified service a life tenure, if their holders do their work and behave themselves. This may not please everybody, but there is no discount about its pleasing the office holders arid their families. Mr. McKinley also extended the civil service rules to the employes of 65 small custom houses which were left out when President Cleveland's blanket extension of the rules was made. Then he excepted several employes in each customs district and each internal revenue district from the operations of the civil service rules, the excep tions being those who hold confi dential relations with the collect ors. The last will be more likely to please the practical politicians of his party than the first. 3 In the batch of appointments made bj: President McKinley just before his departure from Wash itig-ton was the name of Moses P. Handy, of 111., to be special idtftmissioner for the U. S. for the Paris International Exposi tion of 1900. This appointment Gilded a contest in which an Unusually large number of prom Iflent newspaper men were inter ested. M. 'H. De Young, the Vr&l-known San FFancisco editor) TTJENER 1 One of the provisions of the new tariff law provides that tourists returning- from-a foreign trip shall be entitled to pass only $100 worth of clothing free thro' the custom house, and there was a big kick made by the passen gers on the steamer Majestic when they were compelled to put $3,000 in duties on excess bag gage consisting of clothing made by cheap foreign labor. was Handy's rival for this place, and it was nip and tuck as to which would get it until Handy brought his persuasive tongue and his whiskers to Washington. Then IIaqdy's stock began to rise and Mr. De Young being in Paris was probably unaware of the turn in the game until Handy's whiskers had landed him a winner. Although this appoint ment is only a temporary one, authorized by a clause in the a a passed at the recent extra session of congress, it is the general belief that the special commis sioner will be one of the five commissioners authorized by a bill that has passed the senate and will be certain to pass the house nc-xt winter, and the}-will draw salaries for not less than four years hence the rivalry for the appointment. Orders have been issued b}r the navy department to have the big battle ship Indiana sent to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be docked and cleaned, because it was con sidered dangerous to try to dock her at Port Royal, S. C. Actions of this sort attract more atten tion from foreigners than from Americans. It looks odd to sec a country that aspires to a leading place among the naval powers of the world without proper docking facilities for the vessels it has. The New York dry dock is big enough to accommodate the Indi ana, but it is out of order, if indeed,.it can fairly be said to have ever been in order, although it is comparatively new. Notwithstanding- the occasional outbreaks of jingoism, the people of the United States as. a whole have no ill feeling towards Eng land. There is at present in Washington an intelligent Eng lishman—Dr, J. II. Roberts, of Hastings—.who thus bears witness to how Englishmen regard us: "There is no ill-will among the English people against the people of the United State", and I do not believe that the mass of the citizens of this country bear an unfriendly feeling against the mother land. We have some times thought that certain of your jingo politicians loved to slap Britain in the face, but we do not belieye that they represent the true sentiment of the American nation." .• The new Bolivian minister ttf the United States who arrived in Washington this week, is trying to head some of the Alaska-bound gold hunters towards his county. He says Bolivia has more gold than the Klondvke region, but the Klondyke-or-bust men are not likely to change their destination on his say so. The number of recess appoint ments made by President Mc Kinley before he left Washington was out of all proportion to the expectations of the waiting and hoping crowd. Ijjl IJroHd Fo iiul:ill/ii. The government statement of ex ports and imports for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1897, out, and it makes most gratifying showing. Our im ports were very heavy, especially during the past six months, owing to the tendency of tariff changes, but the exports for the year are the largest on recored. We have not only, sold abroad large quantities of grain, meat, cotton arid other Agricultural products but our exports of manufactured ar ticles show up in amazing proportion's. The statement foots up is follows: Ex ports of domestic merchandise, $1,032, 998,889. Increase over 1896, $170,000, 000. Total exports of domestic and foreign merchandise, $1,051,987,061. as compared with $882,606,988 for 1896. The imports of merchandise for the same period aggregate $704,374,905, leaving the excess of exports for the year $287,613,186, which represents the trade balance in our favor. The ex cess of exports is about $23,000,000 oyer any previous yfear. tt is plain to be 8e6Q tlitft If 1m porks had not been unduly stimulated by the tariff agitation the balance woulc'i have been much more largely in favor of the United States. The figures as given will convey some idea of the wealth and resources of our country. We have, according to estimates, more than two years' supply of wool and woolen goods on hand: we have a year's suppply of raw sugar, und we have immense surplus accumulations of other articles on which the duty is ex pected to be raised. But notwith standing these extra importations we havfe paid for them with our exports "of merchandise and the foreigners have been obliged to send here a net import of $45,000,000 in gold to partially make up the balance. The rest of the in debtedness of foreign countries to the United States on account of exports stands as a credit balance in our favor. If it were n6t for the immense sums spent abroad by American travelers and residents, and the annual pay ments for interest on bonds and other of our obligations held abroad, the United States would gradually absorb the wealth of the world. Itjmay come to that some day. The American bonds and other securities held abroad will be gradually paid off and canceled or repurchased. In time, wealthy Americans will come to live more at home and to travel more in their own country, as we dcyelop in arts and science and stable institutions, and the craze for foreign exploration and ex ploitation dies out. For the balance of the present year and indeed for the whole fiscal year of 1897-8, our exports are quite likely to be even larger than for the past fiscal year. The price of wheat is now about 20 cents a bushel higher than it was a year ago, and the demand for it is good, and bids fair to be better. We shall harvest larger crous than in ]8'J6 and the foreign demand for them, owing to short supplies and poor crops abroad, as we liaye heretofore ex plained, is sharper, notwithstanding the advanced figures asked by holders. We are in a position to feed the world, and a large percentage of the outside world, requires an immense quantity ol our food. The foundation on which to build a new era of prosperity in this country was never better than it is now. The passage of the tariff bill ought to mark a signal upturn in business. A great many people desire financial legisla tion as well, but the fact is that we can get alone without any additional finan cial legislation. The country was prosperous for a quarter of a century under the existing financial system, and it can be prosperous for many vears more without any material change in that system.—Minneapolis Tribune. 4 The Man In His Sliirt Sleevi-s. The man in his shirt sleeves, who it was supposed was a permanent resident of the backwoods and rural village dis tricts, has invaded the city. He has, in the language of the street, "taken the town." He prevails everywhere. He is in the majority on the board of trade: he occupies nearly every down town office he walks on the street with an air of boldness and Confidence, with his coat on his arm he sits on the front steps of some of the best and mo§t pretentious residences he brazenly and defiantly rides on the street cars, and, in fact he literally possesses the town. There have been times when Boston, New York, and Chicago frowned on the man in his shirt sleeves and ruled him out of respectable society. There have been times when it would have been regarded as a breach of etiquette for a man in his shirtsleeves to receive callers in his office, and an inexcusable breach of proptiety for him to appear at the dinner table. All the rules were against a man taking off his coat in the street, or riding among ladies on the street cars in his shirt sleeves. But within the last week all rules bear ing on this question of etiquette and propriety in Chicago have been sus pended. The intense heat has made any sort of a coat a burden. The women have run to shirt waists and the men to shirt sleeves. The sun has shown io courtesy to any one, and the largest products of the' heated term are ice cream soda and other cooling drinks, and the man in.his shirt sleeves. The cooling drinks were expected, but the other invasion came as a surprise. The question is, What will we do with the man in his shirt sleeves? The city of course knew that such a fellow was in existence becaupe the na tives had caught sight of him and some New Yorkers and other foreign ers had insisted that they had seen him in Chicago on the front steps and on the streets. People who lived here before the fire resented this, and peo ple who came hiere after the fire coldly Mid) "It was no svich thing and now VOLUME XY. HURLEY, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1897. NUMBER 10: this creature, feared by Boston and New York, made sport of by Eastern penny-a-liners, repudiated by Chicago, is more in evidence than any other sort of man, and he seems to bo a pretty sensible sort of a fellow. Will he remain with us, or will he go like the summer girl? Will he come with every heate'd term? Will ho give new character to the streets and to the offices? The costume, it will be said, is not picturesque, but it is simple, and conveys the impression of work, and of comfort as well. The man in his shirt sleeves is not a des perate character. He is not a profane man except in the matter of heat. He is more active than the fellows who wear coats, and it is only from the esthetjc standpoint that people are called upon to consider him. He is here. What shall we do with him? —Chicago Inter Ocean. Topics. Farm machinery and wagons are too expensive for hen roosts. The native home of wheat is sup posed to be the mountain regions of Armenia. H-' am. s-. No farmer's family should be without a good supply of fruit. Fresh burned charcoal given to the Hock at this season is of great assist since in keeping them in health. The active hen, the one that is al ways on the move is the good layer evert time. The hen that waits for ytiii to coiiie with the feed is generally worthless. Orchard trees should be trained 'to have low, broad heads, which will shade ihe trunks, and make more con venient for gathering. Bees short of stores may be fed di luted honey or sugar syrup, and the hive should be covered inside the'top to keep heat from escaping. Sheep can be kept through the win ter much better with a reasonable amount of succulent food toobyiate the constipating effects of dry food. A swine breeder makes the sweeping statement that half the cases of hog cholera would be avoided were the hogs supplied with pure water from the pump or brook. Bee-keeping affords & variety in farm work that pays for all the trouble a few colonies will give, besides having the honey, one of thg.Juxuries of the table, at no cost.i The question of large or small cows for the dairy is beintr narrowed down into a very small compass, and there are but few who still claim that a cow for the dairy is valuable in proportion to her weight. A pair of ferrets will keep your place clear of rats. It is said that the scent alone will drive away the rats, and some litter from their hutches scattered around the barn and. cribs "'Vzfti'tf' Ttw „T I™- tT will do the work. AvJXj? *4 A, -4 ft It was formerly the opinion of many farmers that rotation in crops would keep up the fertility of the soil. If all grain raised is marketed through liye stock on the place the stock will return a large portion of the 'fertilizing ele ments to the land. Grapes do not ripen up in transit like apples and pears. It is a strong temptation to run them on the market as soon as colored, as early shipments bring highest prices. Most varities should remain on the vines until thev attain proper quality. Selling timothy hay off the farm may not be a good thing to do, but its rela tively high price and its low manurial value make the practice far more ex cusable than the selling of the clover hay. The clover is the richer food for stock and the richer for plants, and it should stay on the farm. Many female moths have only rudi mentary wings, and pupate in the ground they have to climb the trees to lay their eggs. Therefore, several destructive moths can be kept off the fruit trees by a slight applica tion of tar and grease. The. canker worm and tussock moth are cases in point. The grub worm can neither bo got rid of by poisoning or trapping. It lives in the ground for three years, feeding upon the roots of grasses,, and, of course those of the Cereal crops. The third year they issue in perfect beetles and lay their eggs in meadows. Plowing the soil and turning in fogs is one remedy so is a thorough summer fallow. During these times of depression we have let our stock of all kinds run down. There is now increased demand for high-grade beef and mutton and for the best high-class horses of differ ent types—radically different from our stock in trade of millions of little scrubs. Our home markets are calling for the best an| t)ieexport trade wants ship loads every day. j-t Don't You Need a Little Flooring mm Tlie Ian mo is Raisino a Bio Crop (J. J. UACH, .President. HURLEY ELLIOTT & BACH BANK OF HURLEY. ORGANIZED 1892. 12- UKAUCil, Yice-presidi nt,. PETi'JR ALLKX, Cashier. DOES *A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY. For your Darn or your granaries, corn cribs or house? We have some nice matched flooring for use in your hcuce and granaries, and a lot of plank—just the in or a lloors. Lots of good fencing, too. In fact all kinds of lumber and building material.1' If you need anything in the lumber line, you can save money by buying it now. Lumber, Lath, Shingles, :$l.00 —TkE— No matter what, you can get more of it for less mpnoy' right here from us than you can anywhere elfv Don't think that because we are not in a larger city that we can't give you bargains. "We can give you better bargains than the city fellows can because our expenses are less. Come over and see our bargain counter prices. gyd-T- —realizes that the harvest time 1-1 comprehend? not only the growing of the tallest grain—(he most tow teKhc-'icp cf hay| ths best farming—the farming that pays—muct contemplate something mere than this for there is a harvest time, and just in proportion as a crop is .esvc-3, successfully, speedily and economically, in just that proportion may be measured the season's profit or loss. Eight Hand Binders and Mowers. J. I Case Threshing* Machines. A Full Line, J. H. QUEAL & CO. F. S. VAUGHAN. 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