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Hot Springs weekly star. (Hot Springs, S.D.) 1892-1917, May 23, 1902, Image 2

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!l fie Path of Tornado \Vas \arrow—
In One Street of tlie Town Only a
Single House is Lellt Stuntling—The
A\ liole Stuic js Storm Swcjil.
A 11..list..11. Tex., special says: He
1".i't it-.-.'iv.-«l here l.y elcgra ph anil tcl
J.II.PIM' indicatR tlial the northern ..r west-
•I'll g..ittn
11.\vn ,.[• .,
1 ia
1 lias
boon swept away l.y a tornado. ami that
In.in ..li loo jit.j.1.• 11 iv• lien kill.'.I.
111. long li -l a in-. operator at Houston
•was in connc-i i.ii iili .,H.• 1 at
clock Sunday niglil. I.m beyond the
In. I that pari ..I' tin' town ha.) been
blown away ami thai many persons ha.I
been Ui 11• -I an.I injure.!, no ..iher partieu
lars were l.tain.-d.
Considerable .lania:_'e has also been
i.piie at lleeville Iy hiirll Winds
li'ith towns are close ti. tile gulf coast..
an.I all ..(olograph wii'es l.y Iw.i ruiles arc
A special to tlie 1I
II 1 S I
..U 1 from
i.ilia.l says:
Al .'I:l."i Sun.lay afternoon a tornado
struck the tea lit 1'ul and historical town
"I ioli.nl. and let't death and desolation
in its pathway l.cy.ui.l the pow* of pen
1. portray.
A correspondent ivachc.1 the vcene at
7 clock on a special train from Victoria.
'Ie\., bearing doctors, nurses and medi
cines. friends and relatives .• i" tioliad
people and the O'Connor uaiv|-.
'I'lie scene which met the eye on reach
ing the scene of deslniction in llic wcst
i"'i part of the city was a).palling.
I'.eiween Church and Patrice streets,
liicli runs north and south, a distance of
a mile, only one house was left standing
and scarcely a vestige of many could l.e
Pecii. cry little damage was done, ex
cept within these l.oiindaries, a width of
two hundred and til'ty yards.
The tornado was preceded l.y a heavy
Jiai'-storm an.l a rumbling soun.l. Imt no
one had any premonition of the disaster,
an.l there was no opportunity T.escape.
s)s the tornado, dealing death and disas
ter. was all over iu a few moments. Tlie
residence section suffered the most.
Anarchists Seek MIc of All'ons.i 111.,
ami Six Placed lTndr Arrest.
A Madrid. Spain, calde says: An an
archist plot against Kin .' Alfoir/.o has
I.ecu discovered, and six arrests, includ
ing that of Ilabricl 1.ope/., an eni
an insurance company, have lien made.
1 iiainite can rid.ires were found on the
premises where I.opcy. was arresled. Lo
pez says he received a package of cart
ridges from another anarchist with in
structions to throw them al the passing
uf the royal carriage in Saturday's pro
The discovery of 1 he ph.r against Ihe
king is continued l.y llic newspapers
here. It is now said that nine dynamite
:-arl ridges were seized, l-'urthe arresls
liave l.een made, and the prisoners in
clude six medical students, a printer, a
carpenter and a mason. The captured
cartridges are being analyzed l.y the
military authorities.
1 .ope/,, win. is a man of middle aire,
was examined before a magistrate Sun
day morning. and declared thai tin- man
who gave him the cartridges and told
him to throw them as the royal coach
passed was Francisco Snare/..
Chicago tJreat. Western l'iadly Dam
aged Arimiid Oelwein.
A dispatch from Si. .lose].It. says:
The Chicago (ircat Western railway was
severe sulferer from a cloudburst Sun
day night. hotli on the lies lines an.l
the Chicago division. .More than l.'.o
teel of track and .grading were .lest roved
at Fairbanks, seven miles this side
Oelwein. and abofn L'OO feet was wiped
out east
Oelwein on tin- Che-igo divi­
sion. The train schedule was a'.andoncd
Stiudax. The sionn did immense dam
age to crops, a strip a mile iu width and
twenty-live miles iu length being almost
denuded of vegetation.
A ISrilliant I'unction
Advices from Havana slate C.ov. C,en.
Wood and Mrs. Wood held a bits recop
tion at the Tacon theatre Sunday night
in honor of President-elect l'alina and
-Mrs. Paluia. All of ihe otlicers in Ha
vana appeared in full uniform, and the
reception was a gay and brilliant affair,
and was followed by a grand ball
Cuban band was iu attendance and they
played Cuban and American itn-s.
To Visit West Point.
A I lei'li 11 dispatch says: Kuiperor
William has authorized Col. von Witzle
bcin and Maj. Willmnnn. of the Cross
lichtcrfelile Cadet institute, to accept the
invitation to visit the military academy
at WcV Point, which was extended
some time ago These officers v.ill leave
Bremen for tlie United States on the
North German Lloyd steamer Barbar
Prayers for the l)cad.
A Paris dispatch says: At the close
of high mass in all of the Koinnn Catho
lic churches in Paris Spnda.v morning
-i funeral psalms were chanted and prayrs
for the dead were said in memory of
those who perished in the Mart^ni.jne
Noted Theologian Dead.
The dieath is announced at Berlin. Ger
many, of Julius Koestlin, the distill
xuished theologian of Ilalle. Herr Koes
-itlio was horj) at Stuttgart in 182.
Many Persons Injured at Blaze in
hiiitl Itetliicry.
A Chicago dispatch says: During the
progress of a tire which l'Tiday night
destroyed the lard refinery of Armour
iV Co.. in the Union stock yards, twenty
nine people wert! injured, seven of theni
in a manner which will probably cause
death in a short time. The loss of the
company is estimated ly its ofllcers at
between $750,000 and $000,0(H). There
were a number of accidents, but by far
the largest number of those who were
hurt met their injuries by the falling of
the hog runway upon which they were
standing to obtain a better view of the
Ihe lard refinery had just lt-e» com
pleted, ami was considered by its owners
the most complete establishment of its
kind in the United States. It stood at
the intersection of Forty-third and Cen
ter Avenue, an.l was tive stoi*ies high and
0 by .100 feet. It was tilled with new
anil costly machinery au.l during the day
2,000 people worked within its walls.
The night shift numbered 700 persons,
find all of theni were in the building
when the lire broke out. It is thought
(ill escaped, although the time allowed
some of them was extremely brief.
The fire originated with an explosion
of three lar.l tanks on the fifth lloor of
Ihe buil^ng.
The tire attracted an enormous crowd
of people who crowded all llic narrow
si reets in the stock yards and swarmed
l.y thousands upon the viaducts which
pass through the yards at a height of
twenty feet from the around. The por
lion of the Forty-fourth St rent via.ltief
close to the burning building w.'S dense
ly packed and suddenly about "Jo" feet of
a hog runway, extending from the via
duct north to the plant of Armour iV Co..
save way. precipitating fully 1.000 per
sons to the ground. The firemen in
stantly abandoned their work on the
liuildinir and devoted their energies 1»
saving the people. All were taken from
Ihe wreckage within a few minutes au.l
placed in an improvised hospital in the
plant of the Gorman-American Provision
Germany Would I'lrcct Statue ol
I'retlerick the Great.
A Wiesbaden cablegram says- Emper
or William on Wednesday 1 irraphe.l
President Hoosevelt that in commemora
tion of the visit of Prince Henry to the
United Stales he rc
.l the president
1o accept in the mime of the people of
America a bronze statue of Frederick the
Great, to lie erected by the emperor in
Washington, an.l expressin the hope
that the irift miftlit be looked upon as a
lasting si.i:n of the intimate relations de
veloped between the two nations.
Uooscvclt replied thanking the emper
or heartily, and sa.vinji he would lay the
matter before couftress immediately.
Wisconsin Girl's Neck is Fractured
ly Her Brother.
A dispatch from Oregon. Wis.. -avs:
While eiif-'aned iu a playful scuffle with
her In-other Miss Pearl Ncthcrwnod had
her neck broken. The younir man cauirhl
his sister around the neck and tipped her
head back. She made some sort of out
cry for him to stop, but lie supposed it
was all in play and paid no attention for
the moment. When lit- did let pi his
hold his sister's head dropped to one side
and he found she was unconscious. A
physician was summoned, when il was
found that Miss .Netherwoo.l had sus
tained a partial fracture of tlie .neck. It
is feared she will not recover.
Organization 3Iay lie Formed to Har
vest Crops.
A Wichita. Kan., special says: The
rice growers of Texas and Louisiana,
through their organization have opened
communication with the implement deal
ers of Kansas and Oklahoma with a view
:.f co-opcratiuir in securini hands, first
l'or the care of the wheat harvest in the
north an.l then iu the rice harvest of the
south. The final purpose is to organize
an army of travelinir farm hands to fol
low wheat, rice and corn harvestinir from
New Orleans to North iakota.
Woman Comes Wide of Mark.
A St. .loseph, Mo., dispatch says: Mrs.
Marie Matti ordered a ticket in Van
couver. 15. C.. with the destination at
San Jose. Cal. The ayent made a mis
take and f_rave her a ticket to St. Joseph.
Mo. She arrived from the Pacific coast
on the Unrlinuton at li:.'{0 o'clock and in
stead of fmdinir herself in Sail Jose. Cal.,
found herself "J.000 miles from lliere an.l
without a friend to whom she could
Klgin's Boy Fire Marshal.
An Klirin. 111., dispatch says: Mayor
Doxc.v has announced the appointment of
Edward Traeey of South Eljrin as chief
of the fire department. Traeey is but
years of age. and the youngest fire mar
shal in the United States. His appoint
ment is a reward for his heroic action
durinj a recent fire in South El in, when
he rescued two persons from a burnina,
building, lie possesses all the attributes'
of a successful lire fighter.
Snow in Xew York.
A Saranac Lake, N. Y.. dispatch says:
A heavy snow raged here Friloy. The
temperature was 30.
Thinks Peace is Certain.
A London special says: The Daily
Mail Friday morning says it understands
sufficient indications of the attitude of
the Boer leaders tit Vereeninging have
transpired to justify the assertion that
peace in South Africa is absolutely as?
-n 77
Reports New Danger.
At Paris a private telegram received
via La.Guayra, Venezuela, Friday, says
Fort de France is seriously threatened
volcanic disturbance. .,
Mine Workers Conclude to Fight to
the End.
A Ilazelton, Pa., dispatch says: The
anthracite mine workers in convention
late Thursday afternoon, by a vot'j of
/i to decided to continue the
strike of the 1-15,00U men against tho
mine owners, and to light it out to the
bitter end. The matter of calling out
the engineers, firemen and pump runners
will lie decided later.
The step taken Thursday by the min
ers. after practically considering the
matter for two months, has wiped out
the uncertainty of the situation, and it is
freely predicted that the most serious
labor struggle in the history of the coun
try, if not in the world, is about to be
gin. That is the view taken by nearly
every miner. While the leaders are cau
tious and will not forecast their actions,
it is not unlikely that the miners' fight
Kvill be carried into the bituminous coal
regions and into other fields of industry.
Mine workers for eighteen months have
l.een looking forward to this strike, and.
are considered to be in better shape to
day for a fight than they were in the
great strike of 1000. That struggle end
ed in the mine owners giving the men a
10 per cent, advance after six weeks'
suspension. Tlie operators are on rec
ord as being unalterably opposed to
granting the men any concessions, and
they have personally notified the mine
workers' leaders to that effect. The
workmen lear the present, fight may
mean the destruction of their organiza
tion. because they believe that the mine
r.wners are bent more on wrecking their
union than iliey are in opposing the de
mands for higher wages and shorter
work days.
President Mitchell's advice to the min
ers was peace, and he gave it to then)
in the plainest and most forceful lan
Blaze at Ijaurol, Xeb., Results in the
l.oss of Three Ijives.
A special from l.anrel. Neb., says:
John Jacobsoii. wife and 2-year-old baby
girl lost their lives in a fire which was
discovered here at 'J:.'!0 o'clock Thurs
day morning and which completely de
stroyed the Jacobsoii planing mill and
the Jacohson resilience in the same build
ing. Mr. Jacobsoii was 40 years of age
and his wife .'!0.
Mr. Jacobsoii was aroused from his
sleep by the cries of "Fire." lie left the
building, not realizing it was his own
place that was burning. When he saw
the danger he rushed back into the
house to save his wife and two children,
lie did not appear again.
Mr. Jacol.son's hired mail managed to
save the Ja.-ol.sotis' ."i-year-ol.l daughter,
Mary, carrying her through the smoke
and flames to a place of safely.
Joseph Coleman Is Held—The Man
Charged with the Murder of His
Brother Must Answer in the Dis
trict Court.
A Faulkton special says: Joseph
Coleman, arrested last week for murder
in the first degree at the close of the
coroner's inquest as to the cause of Ed
ward Coleman's death, was Tuesday
held to answer to the charge iu the cir
cuit court and committed to the custody
of the sheriff without bail.
The preliminary hearing btv.an Fri
day and lasted four days. The best coun
sel in the state represented b.th sides.
From the start the defense put up a
hard light, compelling the state to bring
out at the healing all its evidence against
the defendant. The state proved that
Edward Coleman met death from a shot
gun wound, the gun being tired from be
hind. penetrating and puuet tiring three of
the four cavities of the heart, that or
gan being exhibited in court. Death re
sulted instantaneously.
Joseph Coleman and his brother Ed
ward were at Ihe former's ranch alone
when the shooting occurred. Joseph
held $10,000 insurance against Edward's
The prisoner completely broke down
when receiving the decision of t:ie court.
The State Will Soon Pass Out
A Pierre dispatch says: The slate land
department has issued thirty-four more
patents to filial purchasers of state lands
who have made filial payments on the
same. The largest number of these to
any one county is ten to Grant McCook.
Clay an.l P.rookings each received three
Hutchinson secured six. Union ami Lin
coln each get two one each go to Turner,
Lake. Minnehaha. Hamliu and Hrown.
The amount of permanent school funds
which will be iu the hands of the treas
urer for distribution to the various coun
ties the first of July will be .S4S!(,4(l."i,
which is $1.27 per capita on the popula
tion of the stale. The counties with large
population will be called upon to care for
a large sized bunch of this money.
Accident in Horseshoe Mine at
A Terry special says: The pump at the
Horseshoe Mining Company became tlis
abled and nearly resulted in till loss of
eighteen mules used for hauling ore cars
in the mine. The water runs into the
mine continuously at a rapid rate, and
when the machinery stopped it gained so
I fast that the men had to work with all
possible speed. To complicate matters
I the mules became frantic and v.oultl not
go onto the cage, acting like horses at: a
Men Who Secured $ 'fOO from Martin,
Intl., PostotHcc Arrested.
A special from La Orange. Ind.. says:
Two men who robbed the posfollice at
Martin, north of here, of .f:!00 early
'lliursday morning were arrested al
rs:nl Kapids an hour later, ami all the
boot .' v::s recovered. The large iron
sate, which is of an old fashioned type,
needed no dynamite, and the cracksmen
removed the doors by the use of screw
bolts. A watchman discovered the men
at work, but they escaped, and neighbor
ing towns were notified. Within an hour
the Grand Kapids polnv arrested George
Harris and Edward Kelly of Fort
Wayne, who were stealing a rile tin a
freight train. The money wis found
in their possession.
Mother Crippled With Kheuiiiatisui
and Unable to Move.
A Newark, N. J., dispatch, says:
Crippled with rheumatism an 1 unable
to move from her bed. Mrs. William
Wagner saw her daughter. Edn.i. aged M,
burn to death within a few feet of her
bed. Mrs. Wagner has been unable to
get out of bed for a mouth. When her
nurse was absent the child procured
matches, and while playing with them set
fire her clothing and the curtains. Mrs.
Wagner screamed loudly, but the child
was fatally burned before assistance ar
rived. After the fire, which spread
about the rooms, had been quenched,
Mrs. Wagner was found unconscious.
Pour Sisters Die Together.
A dispatch fioni Denison, Te\.. says:
Itayniond I. lrouihet of this city lost
lour sisters at St. Pierre, Martinique.
They were beautiful and accomplished
young ladies, lie last heard from them
a fortnight ago. and they w.-re very
happy in their experiences. Mr. Dro-
liet left St. Pierre thirteen years ago.
His parents went there a number of
years ago from France.
Alive with Throat Cut.
A Brazil. Intl.. special says: Hit-hard
Curry was found Thursday mor jing mid
way between this city and Knightsvilte
with his throat cut from ear to ear. He
was alive when found. Robbery was ev
idently the purpose of his a-jsailants,
who left him for dead.
Philadelphia Rccord Sold.
Ily order 'of the United States court
Special Master Commissioner Beck of
Philadelphia on Thursday sold at public
auction a majority of the stock and
bonds of the Philadelphia Itecord Pub
lishing Company to William S. Stengel'
of Philadelphia for $2,954,000.
Three Bodies in/the Ruins
At Point Pleasant, W. Va., the Amer
ican Hotel burned Thursday night. Three
lives are known to have been lost. Sev
eral adjoining buildings were also con
sumed. Three bodies have been recov
ered. The loss is probably $30,000.
Kcuador Facing a Revolt.
It is reported at Panama, Colombia,
that Gen. Alfaro, the former president
of Ecuador, is preparing a revolutionary
movement against President Plaza of
that republic.
fire and insisting on going to the stables.
The men had to throw and tie them, then
bundle theni onto the cage by sheer force.
The water was about three feet deep be
fore the last of the animals had been
hoisted, and the men were thenux'ly.es ill
imminent peril of being cut off.
Total Number of Brands.
A dispatch from Pierre says: The state
brand commission has completed its work
I for the present, having passed upon KM.)
brands at the present meeting. This
brings the total of brands lilei ill the
slate up to J.oL'T, which is not all the
different ones in use. as many of the
small holders of stock are paying no ht
twition to filing the brands they use,
taking chances on getting along without
the expense attached to such filing.
I While the number of brands used in the
State will exceed 5.000. it will be several
vears before those tiled reach that nuni
Paul King is Brought Back.
A Deadwood dispatch says: Sheriff
Fred Doten has arrived from Denver,
having in custody Paul M. King, Con
tractor Frank Lusk's abscoiitbng com
missary clerk. King went from Dead
wood to Denver, and was captured there
I by the detectives, his identity being cs-
tablished by the fact of his having some
of Mr. Lusk's clothing at the tim".
marked with the hitter's initials. King
refused to return to South Dak-.ta witli
out requisition papers, and it becani*:
I necessary for ihe sheriff to vis't Pierre
to obtain them.
Big Trout in Rapid Creek.
A Itapid City special says: More
large irout are being caught out of Rap
id Creek this spring than ever before.
Ten days ago McRae llartgering caught
one measuring Ifli inches and weighing
3 pounds after being dressed. Herbert
Barker of Lead has just beaten that by
taking a trout out of ihe stream meas
uring inches and weighing o'/j
pounds before dressing. This is the
largest ever taken here.
Married on Short Acquaintance.
Miss Mary Knepnel of Platte. Neb.,
went to Miller two days ago for a visit.
She had heard of Joseph Koecli and his
1,000 acre ranch, through mutual friends,
and he had heard of her, They were in
troduced, and after a three hours' talk,
decided the.v were just the people to be
married. Koeeh went at once to the
court house for a license and they were
married within twenty-four hours after
they hatl first seen one another.
Indian Shoots a Woman.
A Rosebud dispatch says: Sarah
Gliostface has been shot and killed by
Allen Walking Shield, an ludi: of the
Rosebud tribe, forty miles north of this
place. After shooting the woman Shield
forcibly carried off her 17-year-old
daughter, who later escaped. An Indian
named Red Hair, who feared Shield
would visit his house, armed himself with
shotgun, which he accidentally dis
charged, shooting off one of his legs.
Church Improvements at Brookings.
The handsome pipe organ for the First
Baptist church at Brookings arrived
Friday and was placed iu position. New
pews have been installed, and the church
has been frescoed, and with its new light
ing system will be one of the neatest
bouses of worship in the state.
Recommends a Pardon.
The state board of pardons, says a
Pierre dispatch, has recommended a par
don for Elard Chaussee, sentenced from
Lawrence County on a charge of horse
Some Small Grain Still to Be Sown
in South Dakota.
A Huron dispatch says: The weekly
crop bulletin of this station is as follows:
The temperature during the week aver
aged about the normal, but the latter
part of the week averaged cooler than the
fore part.
Fairly good to generous rains occurred
generally the early part of the week,
and later there were scattered showers.
The soil is amply moist generally, and
iu some localities some low and flat lands
tire too wet to work.
There is still some oats, barley and
spring rye to be sown in northern dis
tricts, but wheat sowing is about com
pleted. Seeding operations were slightly
retarded by the rains.
The weather conditions on the whole
were very favorable for the Healthy de
velopment of early sown wheat, oats,
barley, spring rye and speltz. an.l also fot
the prompt anil even germination of the
later sown, and these crops are :n a very
satisfactory condition generally, made
good although not rapid growth and show
very satisfactory stands.
Fall sown rye made healthy progress
and is generally in very promising condi
'irass has improved considerably, af
fords good pasturage on the ranges gen
erally. and shows very satisfactory stand.
Corn planting is becoming general, but
was soinewlial retarded by the wet con
dition of tilt! soil in some localities. Some
of the early planted ill the extreme south
eastern counties is coming up.
!ar.lt'ii and potato planting is far ad
vanced. Early garden stuff is generally
well up anil in thrifty condition, and ear
ly potatoes are coming up ill the ex
treme southeastern counties.
Flax sowing progressed l'ail.v well, and
early millet sowing has begun. Some
early potatoes are coming up aid look
Fruit trees an.l bushes are in blossom
generally, and from a number of locali
ties the bloom is reported unusually lux«
Meade County Farmers Suggest Im
provement in Free Delivery.
A Sturgis special says: A petition is
being almost unanimously signed altim
the mail route to Hixby for a change of
service, and it is hoped that the postal
authorities wil heed the request. The
present route seems to give very poor
The proposed new route is from Stur
gis to Mix
by and Seiui via Volunteer and
iilt. This gives a direct route, and gives
the mail carriers the use of the Meade
County bridge across the P.elle Fourchc,
the only bridge on tlie 100 mil'-s of riv
er, an iron bridge.
It is hoped that the change will be
made, as it is a most, important item fo
the whole Moreau and (!rami River cotin«
P. A. Kruse Bound Over on a Charge
of Embezzlement.
A Sioux Falls special says F. A.
Ivruse. who was arrested at Sioux City
a ftw days ago by Deputy Sheriff Volsch
of this city, oil the charge of embezzle
ment preferred by the ofllcers of the
Farmers' Elevator Company of Hum
boldt, has waived liis preliminary exam
ination. and accordinglyly has lieen
hound over for appearance at the next
term of circuit court.
Kruse, it is said, admits his guilt, but
states that he cannot even make an esti
mate of the amount which he is short,
lie disappeared last February, when his
shortage was discovered, and since that
time the authorities have been on his
Ijodge of A. O. U. \V
At the thirteenth annual convention of
the grand lodge of Ancient Order nf
United Workmen of South Dakota,
which met at Mitchell, the following otli
cers were elected:
Fre.l li. Smith of Ilecla. re-elected
grand master workman: 5eorge Schlos
ser of Sioux Falls, grand foreman: T.
Simons of Huron, grand overseer: J. D.
I.a-i'in of Aberdeen, rand Recorder: T.
P. Blain of Frankfort, grand receiver.
The indications are that the next grand
lodge meeting will be secured by Lead
without a contest.
Big Movement of Cattle.
Advices from Sioux City. la., state:
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railway Company is engaged in trans
porting :S0.IKK head of Texas range cat
tle to the country west of Chamberlain
and Evarts, S. 1). Eighty-eight car
loads of these cattle passed through
Sioux City Wednesday and inert! than
10(1 more carloads passed through in the
last few (lays. A scarcity of ,rass on
the southwestern ranges is responsible
for this big movement.
Appointed to Annapolis.
Ringham llowe, a Spearfish young
man. has successfully passed the mental
examination requisite to entrance to the
United States naval academy at Annap
olis, and has been ordered to the acade
my to take up the course. lit? is a son
of l)r. Louis Howe of Spearfish and has
been visiting for several month in Vir
Annual Camp Meeting.
Preliminary arrangements are being
made for the annual camp meeting of the
Seventh Day Ailventists of South Da
kota. _which will be held at Yankton com
mencing June !J ami continuing until
June Hi. It is expected that fully one
thousand persons will be in attendance.
Southern Cattle Coining in.
A Pierre special says: The first ship
ment of southern cattle of this spring
came in Tuesday, Scotty Phillips bring
ing in 1,500 head.
Big Suit for Damages.
Senator D. P. Smith has begun a dam
age suit for $5,000 against ex-Mayor C.
C. Moulton at Faulkton for alleged pt..
soual injury.
Steamboat Burned.
A Yankton special says: The steam
boat South Dakota, Capt. Leach owner,
was burned Sunday at Iron Post, the
first landing north of Greenwood. The
loss on boat is $22,000, and on cargo
$10,000. There was no insurance.
Nebraska Steers Bring Fancy Prices
A Sturgis special says: Witcher Bros,
of thiB city purchased 285 head of cattle
from Henry Frawley of Deadwood and
paid $32 a head. The cattle are all Ne
braska steers, 2 aud 3-year-olds. This is
a good once for cattle ou the hoof.
Leaders Realize that This Will Be One
of the Greatest Labor Strategies in
the Country's History—The Decision
Involves 145»000 Men,
1 1
Anthracite miners have voted to begin,
what many say will be the most serious
labor struggle in the history of the coun
try, if not the greatest in the world. At
the convention in Hazelton* Fa., it was
decided to continue the strike of l-iri.WO
miners to the hitter end.
The step taken hy the miuers, after
practically considering the matter for
two months, lias wiped out the uncertain
ty of the situation, and it is freely pre
dicted that the most serious labor strug
gle in the history of the country, if not
the world, is to begin. That is the viotvf
la ken by nearly every miner. While the
leaders are cautious and will not lore
cast their actions, it is not unlikely that
the miners' light will be carried int.. the
bituminous coal regions and into other
lields of industry.
Mine workers for eighteen mouths have
been looking forward to the strike that is
now upon them. The.v have saved their
money and are considered to be in bet
ter shape to-day for a fight than they
were in the great strike of 1900. That
struggle ended in the mine owners giving
the men a 30 per cent advance after a
six weeks' suspension.
The operators are on record as being
unalterably opposed to granting the men"
any concessions, and they have personally
informed the mine workers' leaders of
that fact. The workmen fear that tlie
present: fight may mean the destruction
of their organization, because tliey be
lieve that the mine owners are bent ilior§
il wrecking their union than they arc in
opposing the demands for higher wages
and shorter work days.
Leaders Give Advice.
President Mitchell's advice to the min
ers was peace and lie gave it to them in
the plainest and most forceful of lan
guage. He was ably assisted by Presi
dent Kahy and Secretary Martlcin of the
lower district and Secretary Detnpsey of
the upper territory. President Nichols
of the first district was the great cham
pion of the strike advocates. Mr. Mitch
ell, who was the last to speak, was list
ened to with the greatest attention.
While the people of the coal fields are
glad that the suspense and uncertainty
occasioned by the long delays in reaching
a conclusion of the strike question are
over, tne news of the' convention's ac
tion has caused considerable depression.
Business in the anthracite region lias
been paralyzed to a certain extent and it
will probably come to almost a stand
Senator Tiltnum's Sensational Spccch
in the Senate,
Senator Tillman made a sensational
speech in the Senate the other afternoou,
in which lie advocated the use of the
shotgun, when nec
essary, in settling
the negro proiiii iii
in the South.
He discussed the
situation in the
South and declared
that if it had been
known prior to the
conclusion of the
war that in the
South the reins of
government wore to
sr:.\.\Toti tjli.man. 1i( 0V(r
the negroes there would have been in
augurated a guerrilla warfare in the
swamps of the South that would have
been kept up indefinitely.
In his own State there wero I'Oll.tMH)
more negroes than whites anil in Mis
sissippi 300,(MM) more colored than white
people. In order to maintain their self
respect the whites, he declared, were
obliged to take the reins of government
in the South by whatever means they
could—using the shotgun as one of the
Keferring to the roinauguration of
white supremacy in South Carolina, he
said the whites had secured a majority
of ,.U0n. It might just as easily Jiave
been, he said. aiJ.000 or 09,000. Tiiey
simply got such a majority as was nec
In the I nited States, he maintained, a
serious problem confronted the govern
ment—the negro problem—and it miirlit
better try to solve that than to hunt for
trouble in the Philippines.
Labor Leader Klectcd Mayor of Hart-/
ford, Conn.
Workingmeu seem to be gaining con
trol of the municipal government*3
throughout Connecticut. Bridgeport and
Ansonia surprised
the State last tall
hy electing mayors
from the ranks of
the toilers, and now
Hartford has come
into line by choos
ing Ignatius A.
Sullivan, the Econ
omic League candi
date, mayor over
Maj. William B.
1) wight, tie Itcpub
lican candidate.
Sullivan's majority
was 495 in a total vote of 12,773.
Mayor-elect Sullivan is a clerk in a
clothing store. A few years ago he help-a
ed form the Clerks' Union, which be
came affiliated with the Central Lahori
Union, and has since been prominent in
labor circles. He has been president of:',
the Hartford Central Labor Union, and
is now president of the State Federation!'"
of Labor. He has lived in the Connecti
cut capital only seven years, and iu view
of this brief residence his election is alt
the more remarkable. His opponent is
a prominent resident and stands so high.
socially that his supporters were dubbetf
the "Silk Stocking Crowd."
Sends Flowers to Mrs. McKlnley.
Not a day has passed since Mrs.
Roosevelt became mistress of the White
House that she has failed to send to
Mrs. McKinley at Canton a bouquet of
the choicest flowers produced in the con--'
servatories of the executive mansion.
This delicate tribute of love and resoect
for the widow of the late President has
but recently become generally known in

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