Sioux City has decided to hold
a carnival this fall.
The Maine republicans unaui
mously renominated Congressman
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
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.
Unofficial reports from
Madrid are to the effect
that Spain, accepts the
terms offered by Presi
Our troops continue to
advance on San lJuan,
and unless peace is soon
declared will attack that
city and capture it.
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
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
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.
EDITORS AT SIOUX FALLS.
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
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
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
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
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
Gobthflfed on (taps FiVe^f
ELLIOTT & BACH
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.
E. BKAUCH, "Vice-president.
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY.
HURLEY- SOUTH DAKOTA
Insurance that insures at ALLEN'S AGENCY*
Insure against Hail in the old St. Paul Fire
and Marine Insurance Co., which has over
to back it, and a reputation for fair dealing ail
3 Rates very low. We will take either your
cash or your note. Come and see us if you
JOHN BUCKSTEAD," fNEDEALERIN
Orders fflled immediately on application
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. ......
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
Hurley, 8. D.
This farmer, bought cheap
fencing, We keep a full line
of good fencing, both in boards
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.
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