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Resolution* AdnpttMl nt tlio Prohibition Jollification nt Huron. Following arc the resolutions adopt ed by the state temperance gathering at Huron: We, prohibitionists of South Dako "ta, representing the Christian and temperance people, the various •churches and religious and temper ance. organizations of the stale, in -convention assembled, in the city of Huron, April 12 and ]:!, isii.'i. do heartily agree in tiie following resolu tion- That we express gratitude to God for t,hc signal favor which lie has .-shown the cause represented by this -convention. That we rejoice in the defeat, of the foes of prohibition in their attempt •'to resubmit the question to the peo ple in the last legislature: especially «do we commend those noble women, the president and vice president of •'the \V. C. T. r. and their supporters for their self-sacrificing and magnif icent service in that conflict. That we declare the prohibitory law, yet preserved to the state in -.spit. of the will's of its enemies and the often lamentable inetlieiency of .its friends, a most gratifv ing success, .am! that prohibition is the.n]y sound principle upon which civil society can possibly stand. That, with shame and indignation' vrc learn that through the complicity, •f public otlicials wit 1 crime, our con stitution and laws are shamelessly vi olated in some of the cities of our state: that in Sioux Kails Yankton, Pi«'i re, Ki. Pierre. Dead wood. P.apid City. Lead City. Eureka. P.nwdie and Pair:s!cn. the municipal officers have '•violated in-ir official oaths an pol lu public ofiiees by accepting bribes. uridvr a system of lines, from vthe violators of iaw. \'"e-a!l the attention of the attor ney general, governor and other otfi cers of the state, to this dangerous -and treasonable state of affairs, and •arrc- upon such state otlicials, the im anoiiiate necessity for the suppression •of Mich crinrnal complicity among sworn otlicials. And we call up .n the attorney general to co-operate with 'the loyal citizens of our state, in se -curing the complete enforcement, of the prohibitory law it all parts of the state. That, representing the Chris tian and patriotic citizenship of South Dakota, and realizing the pres ent crisis in our state with reference to I.he enforcement of our prohibitory Jaw, we hereby declare that the laws of this state prohibiting the man *faeture and sale of intoxicating li enors as a beverage, must, arid, God 'helping us, bhall be enforced and the asonable practice, of accepting '-bribes from the liquor trafllc in the above cities in this state, must and •shall cease. And to the complete suppression of such practice and the -enforcement of our prohibitory law, "we hereby giro our intluence, our time •tmr money and our sacred honor. Tli it we regard it of primary im portance that prohibition literature be sv-tematically distributed through out the slate, and we recommend that the delegates from ouch county be -constituted a Committee for such pur pose especially to secure subscrip tions for leading prohibition papers. That a committee of ten lie appoint ed by the convention to be known as a, convention committee whose duty It shall be to make arrangements fur the holding of conventions inas many localities as may be found practic able, and that the delegates be urged to provide for the holding of county -conventions. That we pledge our hearty support to any political party that will give as the assurance of hearty assistance -and nominate men pledged to the support of the enforcement of the prohibitory law. A natural gas peanut roaster ex ploded in Indianapolis with a report as loud as a cannon. It was owned by S. J. Fraze, who owns a cigar and notion store, and was stationed on the sidewalk. Fraze was badly hurt. He sat at his desk writing, with a big plate glass window between him And the roaster, when the boiler let go. The running gear came through the plate glass front, throwing the jjlass to the rear of the store. Fraze's face and neck were cut in fifty .places, but he will recover. A num ber of passersby were sligthly injured. A remarkable freak of nature oc curred on the parish farm, near Flor ence, Ala. The phenomenon is an immense hole fifty feet across the top •and of undeterminable depth. The liole was found by T. W. Redding, -who leases the farm. It is located in -a field that has been in cultivation for years, and at a place where the earth •was apparently solid. The sinkiDg occurred in the night during a heavy .-storm. It is thought that the hole leads to a vast subterrantan cave, and fit will be explored as soon as it is de termined that no more earth is to -sink. The McMillan Musse of Omaha •owns a gigantic ox that weighs 3,740 'pounds, is 6 feet 4 inches in height and measures 10 feet 11 inches in sgirth fis ore, In the Stilly Night. Oft, In the stilly nlj?lit, Kru slumber's cliuhi lias hound mc, Fowl memory brings tlio llsht Of otlicrduys around me Tlio smiles, the u-nrs. Of boyhood's yours, I he wordsof love then spoken The eyes that shone, Now dimmed mid cone, The cheerful heart* now broken! Thus In the stilly nisht, Kre slumber's chain has bound me, Slid memory brlnps the li^hl Of other days around me. When 1 remember all The friends so linked together, I've seen around me fall. I.fko leaves In wintry weather: I feel liko Who treads alone Some banquet-hall deserted, Whose lights are lied, Whose garlands dead, Awl all but he departed Thus In the stilly nlKht. Kre slumber's elialn has bound me Sad memory brings the IlL'lit Of other days around me. —Tiiomas Moohk. a )K( i:oi cavkkn. The 1'ainniM Or.vitul ,.vc In tlio lllurk Hills In In* Kf.proriuceiJ. Sioux Kalis Argus Leader: Col. T. II. Hrown of the executive board of the South Dakota world's fair com mission is in the city making final arrangements. The exhibit from this state is now nearly complete and it comprises .me features which will attract wide, attention. One of tiie most conspicuous is the repro duction of the famous crystal cave in the lihick Hills. In the horti cultural hall at Chicago there is to be an immense mountain of Mowers which will cover a space fully eighty feet square, and which rises in the form of a great bell high up in the center of the building. Tli" spice under this mass has been secured for the cave and small army of work men are no-.v at work constructing its winding chambers. There arc a series ()f underground passageways, containing seven apartments, tiie largest of which is :v.s by to feet.. These rooms which are of various sizes and .shapes will be covered on tiie interior with a great mass of crystals from the cave. There are white, blue, pink and other clors of crystals and an immense variety of beautiful forms of stalactites and stalagmites. Altogether there will bj about 2OII.0D0 pounds uf the stone and i-.very peculiar formation ,,f the cavern \*il! lie sho.vn. In the corner will be a miniature lake and in another part a i-tnall stream, while water will be allowed to trickle down over some of the stalactites as in a genuine cave. There will be some ilowers and plants which ive never seen tiie sunlight and there is a possi bility of some tisii without eyes. Hsch room will be fitted with a different kind of crystal and till will sparkle with an entrancing variation of glitter. The cavern will be fitted with electric lights throughout and admission will bo free. KrcoriJ. During the two sessions of the fifty second congress the following bills introduced by Senator l'ettigrew were passed: 1. To permit the Milwaukee rail way to bridge the Missouri at Chamberlain. 2. To permit the Norfolk railway to bridge the Missouri at Yankton. 3. To sub-divide a city lot in Wash ington, D. C. 4. Changing the date, for holding United Stales courts in South Dakota. 5. To protect, livery stable keepers iii Washington, D. C. i. Permitting stone lands to be held as placer mining claims. 7. Correcting an error in the title to the site of the Yankton asylum. 8. Disposing of Kort Randall mili tary reservations and permitting the state to select school lands therefrom. 9. Providing for publishing a re port on the climate of the Dakotas. 10. Permitting the librarian of con gress to exhibit documents in his possession at the world's fair. 11. Allowing foreign laborers to come to Chicago to prepare world's fair exhibits. The senator also should have credit for the following amendments to the general appropriations bill: 1. Increasing the cost of surveying timber lands. 2. $35,000 extra for Sioux Falls building. 3. $60,000 increase in item for com pensation of registers and receivers of land offices. 4. 8125,000 for surveying public lands within land grants. 5. $50,000 improving Missouri river above Sioux City. 6. $2,000 extra for surveyor general of South Dakota. 7. Insreasing fees of United States marshal, South Dakota. 8. $37,000 for Srsseton Indian grants. 9. $10,000 for artesian wells on the reservation. 10. $1,900 for blacksmiths at Forest City agency. 11. $50,000 for agency school build ings at Lower Brule and Chamber lain. One or the Other* Plankinton Standard: The man who seeks and is given the confidence of a political party who is sent to the legislature under an implied promise—one that is as solemn and binding as though made in writing and sealed with an oath—that he will vote for a certain measure is a cheat, aye, a thiefif hedeclinesto acquiesce. In failing to vote for the measure which lie had given his word of honor to vote for, he cheats the county lie is elected to represent, he steals from the people their choice for representation in the highest body of the state. Such a man must be corrupt. lie is either corrupt or an imbecile. It is said, and we believe with considerable truth, that men of this character represented the counties of Codington, Beadle and Lake, in the house during the last session of the legislature. llruhakcr I* Hark. The steamer Oteri, from Trtixilo, Spanish Honduras, has arrived at New Oilcans, having as a passenger S. Hrubaker, of Fargo, X. D., who has lived for some years in Honduras, where he has agricltural interests. He was involved in the Xuelia revolution a year ago, and after its collapse was arrested tried and sentenced to death. President Leiva commuted his sentence to imprison ment for a term of years, and soon after, at the request of the American government, granted him uncon ditional pardon. He has been out of prison for three months. At the time of the Xuelia revolt Hrubaker's friends being interested in the revolutionary movement, ho lelt. (.'untrained to enlist and serve as a private in the army of the rev olutionists. P.efore the capture of C'eilia. General Xuelia walked down the line of recruits and picked out Private lirnbakerand appointed him on the spot to be captain of a company. The men were placed on the steamer Oteri, arid the party skirted along the coast toward Trux illo. lien about one mile from that place Urubaker was nlaced in charge of a launch and effected the first landing of troops which af terwards resulted in the down fall of Truxillo. Captain Urubaker was then promoted to the position of major, and after tiie capture of Glancho, where over 21 »stands of arms were, taken, he was made a member of (Jen. Xtielia's stall. Then followed the reverses, the capture and execution of Gen. Xuelia. and the escape of Maj. Urubaker. He reached the sea coast, where he was recognized, thrown into prison and held there for five months and five days. He confirms tiie report of the capture of Truxillo b.v the rev olutionists at Tegucigalpa and the breaking up of the govern ment party and flight to this country of some of ilie Americans. I.AUK MADISON ClIAl TAfOTA rnijniuiun Tur the Coming Assemtilr In •South Dakota. A meeting of the board of directors of the Lake Madison Chautauqua was held in Madison, and the programme for the summer meeting completed. The assembly will continue from July to 19. A summer school will be in charge of II. 10. Krat/., of Sioux City, with ten assistants. Hattie W'halen now at Evanston, will have charge of the Young Ladies' club. George Moody, of Vinton, la., will conduct the assembly chorus, and Lee G. Kratz, of Omaha will have charge of the institute of vocal culture. Is abella W. Parks, of Atlanta. Ga„ will conduct the W. C. T. U. school of methods. Rev. H. C. Jennings will have charge of the Round Table and Sunday school normal. Dr. E. L. Parks, of Atlanta, has been secured to direct the bible school and Amer ican Institute of Sacred Literature. R. 15. Ilasscl, the prime mover in the layman's congress, will act as pres ident in that department this year. D. P. Ward and It. X. Kratz will have charge of Sunday school day and jun ior Sunday school normal training. \V. IT. Dempster will have charge of the school of patriotism. The following special days have been announced: July 5 and 6, lay man's congress July 8, Sunday school day July 10, Good Templars' day July 11 and 12, school of patriotism: July 12, G. A. R. day July 13, Chris tian Endeavor day: July 17, W. C. T. U. day July 18, recognition day July 19, Talmage day. The council of administration has decided to hold the opening exercises of the world's fair in the open air, the joint selection beiug the big open space in front of the adminis tration building and which has room for 150,000 spectators. President Cleveland will press the button which will set the machinery motion. He will then deliver an address, which will constitute the formal opening of the world's great est exposition. Mollie Neilson, the Ohio faster, has completed her thirty days' fast. When she began she weighed 203 pounds. Her weight when through was 168 pounds. Relics or Ancient I'coplnn. Wide interest is manifested in the demolition of the famous mound in Walnut grove, near Martin's Ferry, Ohio. The work or removal has been in progress two weeks and at least two more will be required. The earth is used for street filling. Human skeletons, skulls, bones, elk antlers, implements, arrowheads, spearheads, palegray flints,cupstones, agricultural implements, granite hammers, sinkers, perforated stones, etc., have been found. Some of the skulls are twice the size of the skulls of men of the present day. Under one skull were tliiry-two darts, all fine specimens and pointing in one direction. The farther into the mound tiie workmen dig the more intensting the relics become. It is believed that hidden treasures will yet be found. The major part of the stones found are different from any in the Ohio valley. More NomlnutiouK. The President has sent the follow ing nominations to the. senate: Rich ard II. Alvey, of Maryland, to be chief justice of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia: Martin K.Morris, of the District of Colum bia, to be associate justice of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia: Scth Shepard, of Texas, to be associate justice of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia: Levi II. Manning, of Arizona, to be surveyor general of Arizona John Lafabee, of South Dakota, to lie re ceiver ,,f public money at Rapid City. S. 1).: William Atighin. of Minnesota, to be receiver of public, moneys at Crookston, Minn. Lucius t^. C. La mar, Jr., uf Mississippi, to be receiv er of general hind office Robert K. Gillespie, of Tennessee, to be principal clerk of tiie public lands in the gener al land ofiice: John C. Geraghty. of Minnesota, to be collector of customs for the district of Minnesota: Charles II. Miller, of Illinois, to be surveyor of customs for tiie port of Galena. III. (•OI.D ltv Tin: TON. A Kfiiiurkulile Story of I'Iik-.t Milling In Trrru Del Tiie state department is in receipt of sensational information about, the gold discoveries in the islands of Terra del Kuego. Consul baker, at P.uenns Ay res, sends the report, lb says there is a rush of miners to the new HI Dorado. "I am quite in credulous," lie adds guardedly, "in respect to the stories and think there will be ultimate disappoint ment." Mr. linker incloses a letter from the expert Levaggi, who has been examining the new fields. Levaggi writes: '"If you look at the map you will see between 0f and .r0 degrees south latitude three islands of irregular shape, situated to the south of Terra del Kuego and the east of Xavaritto. Two of these islands have leaped into fame the other is still steeped, from a gold point of view, in obscurity. The two alluded to are named re spectively Lennox and Nueva islands. '1 lie third is called Picton island. As a rule they are hidden from sight, bv a thick mist. They are mountainous and covered with timber. The soil is always damp it is like a soaked sponge. The three cover, perhaps, seventy square miles. There are lak-\s on these islands: there are safe harbors and creeks all round them, and they have a beautiful beach of auriferous sand. To these islands the goldseekers flocked. In six months they extracted, by the simple method of washing the sand, no less than two tons of gold the largest gold particle was found to weigh 72 grams. In Nueva (or New) island 200 miners extracted half a ton of gold: eighty men in the north end of the buy extracted a quarter of a ton. and other gangs were equally success ful in other parts of the beach. On Lennox island 500 men threw up 10,000 cubic meters of sand, and found one and a quarter tons of gold. There have been lucky parties of eight men who have found respectively 200 pounds of gold. One party of six men who were returning laden with gold were drowned, the boat capsizing and the weight of the precious metal dragging the unfortunate fellows to the bottom. They were drowned at a short distance from the island their companions witnessed the disaster. Accidents of this kind are not in frequent. If the seals and penguins about here could only speak, how many tragedies they could rel ite. "At present there are about 1,000 miners scattered in the archipelago. Soon there will be double the nunber, for the summer is at hand. On the Atlantic coast there are 100 miners, who left Funta Arenas recently and brought horses to explore with greater facility the auriferous shore between Cape Espiritu Santo and Thetis, which is supposed to be as rich as, if not richer than, the beach already mentioned." The barn of Charles Reed of Nash ville, Tenn., was struck by lightning and twenty-five brood mares, in foal by the celebrated horse St. Blaze, instantly killed. The total loss 'is over $100,000. liUItfKI IN A THKK. i»otn« Tragedy of tli#* I'lonet*r Dttyn of Ken tucky KHliel. Lexington Dispatch to Phila delphia Times: In the fruit orchard of E. T. IJaviss, within a few miles of this place, there was recently felled an appie tree, the exact age of which no man can sa. This tree was known far and wide as the largest known specimen of the apple family, and bore tiie name of Old Dave from David Crockett, who is said to have paused on this exact, spot to eat an apple, arid that, finishing the de licious morsel, lie stopped and dug with his hunting knife a cavity large enough to contain a handful of seed which lie dropped into it. A recent gale felled the giant to the earth, from which violent fall the trunk was split from top to bottom, expos ing the rotten punk-like contents, as well as a pitiable relic of the days of barbarous warfare with the treacherous, blood-thirsty redskins. I his was a child's skeleton, with the delicate little skull cloven from crown to chin by a tomahawk, which was still sticking in the rent. The blade of the weapon was a sharpened stone or flint with a handle of horn or some such substance. Doctors say the child was three or four years old a little girl, whose hair was golden to judge from the strands, which, catching at, the inner wood of the trunk, became imbedded in it. and which today remain to tell of the little sunny head probably hurried from 'ts pillow by the sudden sound of midnight attack from yelling, painted savages, and in the wild flight like helpless soul' birds from tiie swoop of the hawk, fell a victim to the cruel tomahawk. The mother, probably having her chiid killed in Iter arms, instinctively shrinking from thoughts of the mutilation that beloved little form Would su f'r at the hands of the shrieking fiends op. their track, had -thoiight her, as she passed it, uf the old apple tree, the secret ot whose cavity she knew, had thrust the little dead thing within, hoping to return if she succeeded in eluding the Indians to give the child Chris tian burial. Hut she herself had in ail probability gone but a few steps on ore mi irrow jjion.vd some spot, or toiinliiiwk hurt ii-M' tlio suijc friu? Iut '.'liild liad met. 1i»mi»sUc I:i(Vlifitj. Considerable of a sensation has Ix'en created by tiie breaking up of the families of \V. II. Harris and I". L. Chapman, near L- Mars, Iowa, Harris and Chapman have been' neighbors for several years. They! are well to do families and have been on every intimate terms. About the first of Kebruary Mrs. Chapman suspected her husband of infidelity to his marriage vows and le:t him. going home to her folks at Aurora. 111. On March 1» Mrs. Harris took tier youngest-child and went to her old home at Streator, Hi. She explained to her folks that her husband ill-treated her, and they gave her money to return to Yankton and secure a divorce. She returned to Le Mars and filed a petition for a divorce in the Plymouth county court. In thf meantime Chapman had sold ii is farm, first having to uive his wife s2.6oi) in casii to get her to sign the deed. He then went to Ceu tervilie. S. I)., and purchased a farm near that place. About two weeks ago Harris began to suspect that Chapman may have had something to do witii his wife's leaving him. so lie went to Centerville to look into the matter. He took an officer and a wit ness with him and watched the house of Chapman two nights and found that Chapman and Harris' wife were living together as man and wife. Wiien the couple were confronted they admitted living together as man and wife, and that the money given Mrs. Harris by her father, ostensibly to live in Dakota to procure a divorce, was used to buy furniture for the house they were living in. Harris has now sued for a divorce. It is ex pected that Mrs. Chapman will sue for hershare of Chapman's property. Mrs. Harris is a bright, pretty woman and was a favorite in the community. Chapman was a leading young farmer well fixed. Both parties are well con nected. Itig Anarchist Nest. A group of 10S Russian anarchists has been unearthed in Pittsburg by the police after a search of several weeks. Immediately after the attempt of the French anarchists to blow up the police headquarters at Paris the police authorities at New York and Chicago notified the local police that an organization of bomb throwers had recently organized in Pittsburg and that its purpose was to make war on the police. The group was organized by Bauer and Nold, who were recently sent to the penitentiary as accomplices of Berk man. Meetings have been held nightly and circulars were recently distributed calling upon workingmen to prepare for what was termed "an approaching crisis." The meetings werestopped and the leaders promised to leave the city. MKCKKTAUY UKHSIIAM'S PLUCK. Ilovr Hi- Io\*no(J an In* ilenf Iftilly in In-# iJiittia. Kate Field's Washington: It is U'lrl of hi in that in when lie was running for Congress agninst Michael C. Kerr, both candidates happened to have hit one day upon the sanr place and tiie same hour for a public meeting. An immense crowd gathered, a large share of it being made up of the political enemies of Ciresham. It was decided that the speakers on both sides should be heard, the Democrats first and the Republicans afterward. hen it came Ore-ham's time to speak a big bully in the audience,, with a pistol fastened conspicuously outside of his clothing, attempted to howl him down. Gresham insisted on being heard. The bully kept up his disturbance, and Gresham pres ently sprang down from the stage, and advanced upon the troublesome auditor. "I came here to make a speech," tie -aid, "and I am going to make it. My friends and 1 have listened courteously to the speeches (in your* side and ail we ask is that those who don't want to give us fair play in return shall quit- the place. As for you personally," shaking his linger ominously at the disturber, "1 know you for a vagabond and a scoundrel. You are the man who shot Enrolling Oiiicer P. and threw his body into tiie Wabash river!" The charge created great, excite ment, for the substance of it had been secretly whispered about the neighborhood for years. Tin.- accused drew his pistol, but Gresham had one ready, too, and the pair stood facing each, oilier for perhaps a minute in silence. Then the bully dropped his pistol arm at his side and slunk away in the crowd, while Gresham returned to the platform and coolly finished his speech. Thomas ,\. Kiiivui. 'I w:(s an operator in the Memphis otlk-e when Thomas a. iis.n ap plied to the manager for a jy.sition." said A. G. Roekfelk'r, a member of the reminiscence Club, St. Louis. "11-' came walking into theotlice one morning looking like a veritable hay seed. He wore a hickory shirt, a pair of butternut pants tucked into the tops of boots a size too large and guiltless of blacking. 'Where's the boss?' was Irs query as he glanced round the otlice. Xo one replied at once and he repeated the question. The manager asked him what he could do for him. and the future great proceeded to strike him for a job. i'.'i-iness was rushing and the office was two men short: so almost any kind of a lightning siinger was welcome. ]|e was assigned to a desk and a fusilade of winks went the rounds of the ofiice. for the 'jay'was put on the t. Louis wire, the hard est in tiie office. "A' this end of the line was an operator who was chain lightning and knew it. I-Mison had hardly row seated bofore St. Louis called. The new comer responded and Si. Louis started in on a long report, and he pumped it in like a house afire. Hdi son threw Irs leg over the arm of hi« chair, transferred a wad of spruce gum from his pocket to his month, rucked up a pen, examined it critically, and started in. about 200 words behind. He didn't stay there long, though. St. Louis let out another link of speed, and still another, and the instrument on. Edison's table hummed like an old style Singer sewing machine. "Every man in the otli«e left his desk and gathered round the 'jay' to see what he was doing with that elect~ic cyclone. Well sir, he was. right on the word, arid was putting it down in the prettiest copperplate hand you ever saw, even crossing hi& t's. dotting his i's aad punctuating with as much care as a man editing telegraph for rat' printers. St. Louis got tired by and by and began, to slow down. Edison opened the key and said, 'Here, here, this is no primer class! Get a hustle on you!' Well, sir, that broke St. Louis alL up He has been 'raw hiding' Menb phis for a long time, and we were terribly sore, and to have a man in our office that could walk all orer him made us feel like a man whose horse had won the Derby. I saw the 'wizard' not long ago. He doesn't wear a hickory shirt nor put his pants in his boots, but he is very far from being a dude yet.'-—Practical Electricity. A practical test is to be made by Ralph Granger, a rich rancher near San Diego, Cal., of the influence of electricity on growing oranges and lemons. He is having an electric plant put in and will have an acre of trees supplied with incandescent light, and over all a powerful tower light to demonstrate what there is int the theory that vegetables, trees and plants develop and mature fruit more rapidly under the constant influence of a strong light than when in dark- ness every night. It is believed that the cowardly murderer of John M. Clayton has recently been found in the person^ of the desperado, Frank Hlckey.