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Sioux City has decided to hold
a carnival this fall. The Maine republicans unaui mously renominated Congressman Reed. At the election held in Alaba ma Tuesday the democrats gained heavily from the populists. 1 F. C. Danforth of Parker in forms the Herald that he will not be a candidate before the re publican state conyention. Per sonal reasons have caused hin to arrive at this decision. Gen. Merritt calls for" more troops for the Philippines, and wants his force increased to at least 50,000 men, which means an addition of 30,000.. The in surgents are likely to be more troublesome thaii the Spaniards. A San Francisco dispatch says that a contract amounting to $10,000,000 has been let for the laying of a cable from San Fran cisco to Hawaii, the Ladrones, the Philippines and Hong Kong, the work is to be completed within six months. State Auditor Mayhew announ ces that he will not be a candi didate for renomination. While Mr. Mayhew may have made mistakes, no one who knows him will charge him with har boring any dishonest motives in the conduct of his office. Bismarck, Germany's greatest statesman, to whom that empire owes its present position in the affairs of Europe, died at his home at Friedrichsruhe, Saturday iiight July 30, haying attained the age of 83 years and fonr nidhths, lacking two days. Chicago \fras visited by a severe hail storm shortly after six o'clock last Thursday Evening* the damage amounting up into the tens of thousands of dollars. Elevefi outice hail stones, and chunks of ice as large as a man's fisC afe feport^d to tia'vfi fotllen. SPAIN SURRENDERS. Unofficial reports from Madrid are to the effect that Spain, accepts the terms offered by Presi dent McKinley. Our troops continue to advance on San lJuan, and unless peace is soon declared will attack that city and capture it. WASHINGTON LKTT1SK. From Our UeKUlar Correspondent. WASHINGTON. D. C., July 29, 1898. There is a difference of opinion in Washington as to whether the request of the queen regent of Spain, through the French am bassador to the United States, for the terms upon which this gov ernment would grant peace, was an honest effort on the part of Spain to secure peace, or a diplo matic trick in behalf of those powers which have recently made unsuccessful efforts to get Presi dent McKinley to make a definite announcement of the policy this government intended to follow in dealing with the Philippines. To the extent of replying, stating the terms upon which this gov ernment will make peace, the ad ministration was compelled by international courtesy to treat the request as though no doubt of its honesty was entertained. Ex cepting the Philippines and the question of money indemnity, no official statement is needed as to the terms of peace this govern ment is willing to make. Spain must give up Cuba and Porto Rico, and the Ladrone islands to a certainty, and the chances are that they must also give up the Philippines. It is worthy of note that the only two senators now in Washingtou—Morgan, of Ala., and Foraker, of Ohio—who are members of the committee on for eign relations, are both strongly in favor of the retention of the Philippines. The significance of these two men standing shoulder to shoulder on this proposition lies in their being radical repre sentatives, respectiyely, of the democratic and republican par ties, showing that partisan poli tics will cut no figure in deciding this question. Giving Spain our terms of peaSe will have no effect upon the active preparations to continue the war, they must be accepted before we cease fighting. Secretary Bliss has created a new division in the department of the interior to be known as the Indian Territory division, which will have charge of all matterg relating to the new law for Indian Territory, which deale with the allotment and leasing of Indian lands, judicial and educational affairs, etc. Except to the few who insist upon seeing hidden meanings in the words of Admiral Sampson and Commodore Schley, showing jealousy and animosity, the offi cial reports of the great naval battle in which Cervera's fleet was annihilated, received by the navy department and made public this week, was entirely satisfac tory. Admiral Safapson aiays that his flagship the New \prk, reu ttered ho assistance in destroying VOLUME XVI. HUB LEY, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1898. the enemy's fleet, because unable to get within range in time, and gives full credit for the work done by the Brooklyn, Commodore Schley's flagship, the Iowa, the Texas, the Indiana and the Ore gon, not forgetting to give un stinted praise to the Gloucester, the uuarmored yacht that knock ed out the two torpedo boat de stroyers. Comrapdore Schley's report to AdiJiral Sampson does not read as though it was written by a man with a grievance. On the contrary, he heartily congrat ulated his superior officer and ex pressed his own pleasure that "I had an opportunity to contribute in the least to a victory that seems big enough torus all." •. Ex-Secretary Sherman says we should not ask Spain to give up more than Cuba, Porto Rico and a coaling station in the Philip pines to secure peace. Mr. Sher man says if a treaty of peace is concluded that President McKin ley will have to call an extra ses sion of the senate to ratify it at once that it would not be proper for the president to agree to a treaty and (. allow its gratification by thii senate to be postponed uu til the regular session .'of con gress. The senate has beeu called to meet in extra session to' ktt upon a treaty before, without the house, which has nothing to do with treaties, being in session. News from Santiago is no longer being censored, and we are beginning to learn that Gen. Shafter's troubles over there are by no means confined to the yel low fever, of which there are more than two thonsand mild cases in his army. Gen. Garcia's going off with his men in a huff was absolutely unavoidable, inas much as he demanded what Gen. Shafter had not the authority to give—official treatment that would have committed this gov ernment to a recognition of the Cuban republic. Gen. Shafter has had, and is still having, trouble with both Cubans and Spaniards. He has found it nec essary to tell the Spanish civil governor of Santiago that he was a "presuming rascal," because of his having made too free use of Gen. Shafter's name in making changes in the civil employes of the town. So many of the Span ish officials of the high court of justices have resigned, refusing to serve under the United States military governor, tha\ no busi ness can be transacted until their places are filled. Preparations for the conduct of the war have not been interfered with in the slightest degree by Spain's peace play. Reinforce ments are still being hurried off to join Gen. Miles, who made a successful landing in Porto Rico early this week, and as soon as they reach him he will proceed to carry out his plans for the sub jugation of the entire island. The Kansas City Journal says: "A flour merchant a^ Edgar let the storv get out that while he was stooping over his flour bin a §150 diamond ring had slipped off his finger into ethe flour. He appeared to be greatly ex ercised over the loss, got a notice in! the local paper, but finally announced, with a sigh that he would have to give it up that the ring was in the flour somewhere that he supposed that it would turn up in a sack of flour, but be had no idea what one. Well, you ought to hare seen the boom that guileless man had in the /flour trade. For the next week he had to hire extra helji to fill sacks out Qf the bin., One man who never bought a sack of him before came in and laid in a winter's supply. And the smooth merchant whistled softly as he filled tho sacks and Winked his other eye." Dangerous Drinking Water. Death lurkcj in impure water. It breeds diseases often in epidemic form. The first symptom is looseness of the bowel*. .These diseases are checked by takipfr Foley's Colic Cure. B. F. WSn. EDITORS AT SIOUX FALLS. r- The South Dakota Pencil Push ers" Sumptuously Entertained at the Queen City. By invitation of the open-hearted citizens of Sioux Falls the members of the South Dakota Press association, with their personal attachments, got together at that city on July 23, for their .'summer outing. At the trains they met by a committee consisting of Mayor Lien, Geo. Schlosser, John T. Cogan and Mark D. Scott, and were labelled with handsome badges which were pinned with an elaborate pin from which hung a pendant of polished Sioux Falls quartzite. After register ing at the hotel, most of the gentle men of the party went to headquarters at K. P. hall, and were there accorded a hearty and refreshing greeting by Alderman McKeever, who, with Mr. Patterson, presided over the refresh ment department duriffg our entire stay in the city, Supper over, all went to headquar ters, and from there were escorted to the finest opera house in the state—in fact, one of the finest in the whole northwest—where they listened to the opera Erminie," by the Gilbert Opera Co. Refreshments were seryed at the hail after this entertainment and then, while some yisited others went to the Island to take in the. bowery dance. Sunday morning'Alderman Burnside took the entire p&rty'fa his hacks and busses and conveyed, theih. to the peni tentiary, where they turned over to Warden Phillips. They were escorted to the chapel, and with the 150 inmates of the institution who had preceded them, listened to an interetsing ser mon by Rev. W. H. Jordan and choice music by the Eagle Mandolin club and a select choir. At the close of the ser vices the prisoners were returned to their cells and then the editorial party was conducted through the buildings and the grounds. Everything was in apple-pie order, and Mr Phillips ap pears to be the right man in the right place. From the castle on the hill the party went to the falls of the Sioux, where after admiring the scenery and wan dering around on the rocks, they were finally rounded up in a picturesque spot and shot" by Fox, the artist. Next came dinner which, at the Cata ract, was quite elaborate and was made more enjoyable by the execllent music furnished by Stout's orchestra. A mo tor ride to Midway Park and a visit to the deaf mnte school were next in order and were both greatly enjoyed. At the school buildings Prof. Simpson and wife, assisted by some of the teach ers, received the callers, and one of the pupils, a young girl of about eight years, recited in the sign language "Nearer My God to Thee." Return ing from the school the car of the U. S. fish commission was examined, after which lhose so inclined took a row on the river, others went to headquarters and yisited and talked 9hop and a few went to their hotels to rest. In the evening a number went to church, but the larger portion of the party con gregated at K. P. hall, from which they went in a body to the opera house to see the production of Said Pasha," which was rendered by the Gilbert's in a very pleasing manner. A lunch of ice cream, cake, etc. was seraed at the hall after the opera, and all retired in good season, to get rested for the next day's festivities. Monday morning it was "all aboard" the Great Northern train for Garret son. A stop was made at Palisades, a mile and a half east of Garretson, and the party left the train. Here Split Rock riyer dashes over a bed of solid quartzite in several waterfalls and rap ids, and finally passed peacefully be tween walls of the same material 75 to 100 feet in height. The scenery here is grand and interesting and was greatly enjoyed, especially so by the boating parties, the members of which had an excellent view of the palisades. The Sioux City and Northern Co. sent down a train which transfered the party to Garretson, where the keys of the city were ttimed over by A. E. Pat terson, in behalf of the mayor, and ac cepted by President Bates for the as assocoation., A run Of half a mile and all were un loaded and escorted to the picnic grounds, which were a surprise to all. Seconding by a steep path we found ourselves in a timbered gulch, provi ded with tables and benches and a re freshment stand loaded down with the uecessaries for such an occasidn, fur nished by the hospitable oitizenB of Garrtesoa. All were hungry and dry and ample justice was done to the many good things in sight and bottled. When the loner man had been satis fied an inspection of the surroundings r— Gobthflfed on (taps FiVe^f ELLIOTT & BACH Have supplied WHEELS this season to Mrs. L. J. Shaw, Miss Nettie Welch, Miss Leila Mansfield, Miss Susa Hansen, Miss Lina Allen, J. W. Edmunds, Miss M. Dauielson, Jacob Brauch, Miss Mae Bach, Ernest Rees. Miss Addie Robinson, L. Nielson, Miss Myrtle Ward, Tom Johnson, U. J, EACH, President. And Would Like to Sell You One. BANK OF HURLEY. ORGANIZED 1892. E. BKAUCH, "Vice-president. DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY. HURLEY- SOUTH DAKOTA HAII Insurance that insures at ALLEN'S AGENCY* Insure against Hail in the old St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., which has over $2,000,000 Capital to back it, and a reputation for fair dealing ail the time. 3 Rates very low. We will take either your cash or your note. Come and see us if you want insurance. JOHN BUCKSTEAD," fNEDEALERIN SELECT LIQUORS Orders fflled immediately on application ft City Livery AND Feed Stable. •NUMBER 16. John Coulter, J. Barbour, Bert Elliott, John Williamson, Art. Murphy, L, J. Shaw, J. Weddeli, Joe Root, Harry Lunda, S. J. Peterson, James Cue, E. E. Bassett, H. Schrogs, Harry DeVries, PETUR ALLEX, Cashier. II. W. 1'HA.TT, Ass't Cashier. ...... ALLEN'S AGENCY^ These brands of goods are far superior to any eyer before sold in this county and are guaranteed to be the best. 1 also sell the Celebrated SIOUX FALLS BOHEMIAN BEER The Fjnest on the Market. in our line, ask ior it, and we will either produce it or get it here in a short time. Come ih and see our stock it will cost you nothing. S. W.vKILLAR, Proprietor. jv Fine Whiskey, Alcohol, Brandy, Gin and Wines. JOHN BUCKSTEAD, Hurley, 8. D. This farmer, bought cheap fencing, We keep a full line of good fencing, both in boards and wire.vf' We also keep a full line of all kinds of lumber, and it goes at the cheapest prices,. If you want carpet-loping you will find it here aiijo 1 ime, brick, window screen'fixtures* cement, plastering hair, win dows and blinds, in fact, if you do not sec? what you want F. S. YAUGHAN, Ag't. Rigs, with'or Without Drivers.