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I* 1 ,4 kr & Lv I 7 fr [i\ VOL. XI. »J £"5 1 «fV I I- JSC •j ik^ u.r If- IV?T. J3 Highest of all in Leavening Power.-*Latest U. S. Gov't Report. A CLtVER SWINDLER. uiormng. and representing that he is a clerk from the bank, asks lor the securi ties, alleging that there is some little in formality in them that has to lie recti lied. As he is armed with the numbers, in nine cases out of ten the customer gives up the documents quite unsuspect ingly. So far this ingenious swindler has eluded all efforts to detect him. He is described as a gentlemanly looking man, who wears the rosette of an "officer" of the Legion of Honor, the little bit of ribbon ol' a plain "chevalier" apparently being thought not sufficiently imposing now that such decorations are so plenti ful.—London Dailv News. Ill* I.aM IVnrint A dii-pateh from Lyoi announces that a fad accident has occurred at the Mili tary Medical school there. M. Jourdan. who was just about to take one of the highest medical degrees in the school, was having a fencing lesson from the maitre d'armes, when during a vigorous attack by the pupil a short piece broke off the end of the master's foil. II. Jourdan. who was making a lunge, liter ally spitted himself 011 the blade. He went up stairs to his room, fell on the bed and died in about an hour, in spite of all efforts to save him. No blame is attached to the fencing master, as the accident could not have happened but for the violence of his pupil's attack. M. Jourdan took the first prize for fenc ing last year and was training for a coming assault at arms.—Foreign Ex change. The KatyiHd Was a Kattlcr. There was a decided commotion at the home of J. 1). Wells, in East Hedalia. re cently. Fur several days Mrs. Wells had heard a peculiar buzzing in the closet where wearing apparel was kept, and was of tile opinion that the noise was made by a captive katydid. Several times she was on the point of making an investigation, but household duties dis tracted her attention and she failed to make the search. Saturday her husband went into the closet to secure a heavy pair of trousers which lie intended to don on account of the cool weather. Taking them from the hook, he gave them a vigorous shake, when out dropped a rattlesnake J! feet in length, the reptile being what the occupants of the house had mistaken for a katydid.—Sedalia (Mo.) Dispatch. Kuilroutl Truffle During the Fair. So far its the figures at hand go they show that, the number of people brought into Chicago by the 21 passenger lines entering litre during the fair period were in round numbers y.ilao,000. This allows 350,000 each for the five leading passeu ger lines. IHKl.OOO each for the five next following, l'jO.OOOoacli for the next group of five, and 50,000 each for the six weak lines. Allowing each of these passengers to have visited the fair five times would account for an attendance of 1 (,755,000, wlncn would be a good proportion of' outside visitors. It would leavo but a little over 5,000.000 visits from Chicago ans.—Chicago News. Clkumpioii Cotton J.Meker of Toxa*. The best day's cotton picking by any one in the county this year, to which jjr tourattention ABSOLUTELY PURE A Frcnclimmt "Wearing tlio Uoxotlo of tlio I.t'i ioi of Honor a Sharp Scoundrcl. A really ck-vrr tliif is engaged just now in robbing pfojili! in Paris who [los ses* securities payable to bearer. His plan is to ilo a little business with some of the Parisian banks in order that he may have an excuse for hanging about the counters. He then watches the bank's customers, especially ladies, and when he sees one of them receive from the clerks any bonds or other scrip to bearer he quietly makes a note of the person's name and the numbers on the documents. Having ascertained the ad dress of his proposed victim, he calls there later in the day or early the next ward Jorgansonn, the superintendent of has been directed, was done -on Friday 011 Turkey Creek by Will J. -'l &Daniel. On that day he picked 804 -pounds. During.the present season he ?C) picked 0,514 pounds, and says an aver 'age day's work for him is 400 pounds.— lor Dispatch in Galveston News. f'Jl A Slcii of the Period. "Circumstances have changed in ^K'deed," said a down town merchant yes- t^»terday. "I had a load of coal thrown in front of my store this morning. Usu ^Aally I have had to hunt up a man to Scarry the coal to the back part of my celjar, but today that pile of coal was a sign—like a want advertisement—which brought no less than 12 men who wanted to carry it back for me. When I told them I bad hired some one to do the work, then they wanted to know if they couldn't do something else—anything." r—Pittsburg Dispatch. THAT WONDERFUL DIAMOND. It Is tl^ Largest Kv«»r Known ami I* Worth S.*»,)DO— How II Was ound. Captain Jonas Anderson of the firm of Westergaard & Co.. shipbrokers of thisciry, was the center of a group of curious ones recently as he carefully mailed to ipe Town. As he unfolded layers of paper wrappings everybody was on the qui vive, and at last lie triumphantly displayed a plaster cast of tlie newly discovered Excelsior diamond, the largest known in the world. I 0])cniil box which lx'i-n him all tin.* wsiv from .'ain? The discovi rv of the monster diamond in the .lagersfontein mine was made on the evening of June ISO last. Captain Ed- the mine, who is a son-in-law of Captain Anderson, was just quilting work after seeing the men out of the diggings when suddenly bright lump attracted him, and he stooped to pick it up. At the same time a native Uasut truck driver saw it andgrabbed it. Captain Jorgansonn told the native to take it to Manager Clifford. That gentleman pronounced it a diamond of the first water and worth about $0, 000,000. It was a curious fact and much commented 011 that a firm, Messrs. Ureit meyer&Bernhcimer. had jn-t contracted with the company to take over all its finfis for one month at a certain juice, and the very first find 011 their contract was the Excelsior. Extraordinary precautions were taken in transporting it to the coach. A troop of the Sixteenth lancers escorted it to (.'ape Town, where it was transferred to the gunboat Antelope, anj is now de posited in the Hank of England. The British government has offered i'."00.000 for it. which has been declined. The Chicago World's fair commissioners were very anxious to get the giant bit of costly carbon, and offered to insure it to the extent of !j'.3.."iOO.OOO. but the proprietors were obdurate and would not let the stone cross the ocean. The ston" is white, with a bluish tinge, and reflects all the colors of the rainbow. It measures 3 inches in length, :24 inches in its broadest part, and weighs 0T1J carats, or 7} ounces avoirdupois. The only flaw is a small black spot right in the centre. This, however, can easily be cut out. The Emperor of Germany is said to be isegotiatingforits purchase. —Philadelphia Times. SWEET PROSPERITY. VTIiere 1,000,000 INhiihIh of Siigur Is Made Per Week am! Kvcrybmly I* !Iup]iy. A Xapoleonville correspondent of the New Orleans Times-Democrat writes as follows: The weather is till that could be de sired. and cane cutting and grinding are further advanced than have ever been known. The yield is excellent and the extraction far above anything 011 record, Mr. L. Godchaux's Elm Hall refinery barreled up 1.000,000 pounds of sugar the past week, the production of seven days' grinding. About 000 tons of -cane per day passes through the reliefs. 40, 000 pounds of granulated sugar falls from the vacuum pans every six hours, and under the skillful management of Mr. Eddie Godchaux there is 110 letup in this vast aggregation of machinery, not for a minute. With 500 men under his supervision not one hesitates, but all know their duty and do it by some kind of instinct, as it were. During tlie day 100 wagons feed the maw of this monster mill with cane, and at night 500 cars are pulled in with 1,000 tons of cane to appease the ever crying call for more cane. About eight miles of railway are required to handle this vast crop. A Baldwin locomotive will take the place of mule propulsion in a few days. Vet with all this immense acreage and all this cane to handle the indomitable enterprise of the manager lias led to the incorporation of about 1100 acres more new laud, and even now can be heard the terrific blasts of dynamite operating with fatal effects 011 the stumps that block the progress of the plow. If any one were to mention the fact that this country was now in the throes of a great financial panic—that is. in this section—he would be sent to an asylum for safe keeping. Times were never bet ter. and altogether prosperity is 011 top, and everybody is happy. A Fortune For Mrs. Drayton. Mrs. Coleman Drayton is once again domiciled in her former home on Fifth avenue. She has just engaged her serv ants for the winter, and is well equipped as to comfort in regard to housekeeping and ease in entertaining. For all this present and prospective luxury she has her brother, Mr. John Jacob Astor, to thank, he haying settled the house on her for life, as well as given her $1,000, 000 outright. Society commends Mr. Astor for making this very liberal gift to his sister.—New York World. 4 ri ^4 INDIANA WOMEN SLUMMERS. They Visited Chicago "With tlie llest of Motives IIIHI Were Shocked. The Indianapolis members of the Chi cago ••slumming" expedition have re turned home. The ladies who joined in the expedition are recognized leaders in W. C. T. U. work iti Indiana. All of tlieni are reported as excessively cha grined over the publicity given their visit to Chicago slums, which was under taken with the best of motives. "There are some falsehoods which should be corrected," says Miss Ayres. "We left our lodgings at 11 p. 111. and returned at 1 :lo precisely. Wo did not visit the worst resorts either. We aimed to inspect the more decent va rieties, but the Lord knows for that matter tlujy were all bad enough. The detective who guided us said it was uo uncommon occurrence for parties of religious ladies to visit these resorts for scientific purposes, and our visit would never had leaked out if it had not been for a Judas Iscanot of a newspaper man, who gave the whole affair away. "We had but one simple, solitary and laudatory purpose in making the visit." continued the lady. "We wanted to find some practical means of eleva'itii fallen women. Our object was to ascer tain what relationship the tobacco and liquor habits bear to this unmentionable vice which we are seeking to cure. If we can strike at the root of the disease, it will be a comparatively easy matter to cure the disease itself. We ascer tained that there was a very close rela tionship between the three vices, and that the latter is snjierinduced by the tobacco and liquor habits. Now we know whatever we do to lessen the amount of tobacco and liquor sold, by just that much will we lessen the vice which we are aiming at." Miss Ayres was asked if what tlie la dies saw was calculated to lessen their estimation of humanity in general. "They were simply shocking. I had never dreamed that so much evil exist ed. Most of the resorts were like gilded palaces and were always accompanied by liquor and tobacco attachments where the girls indulged as freely as the men. I never want to see the like again. We were not prompted by morbid curi osity. We were working in the inter ests of social purity, and our motives were of the higlrest character. We 1«? lieve that we did a good work."—In dianapolis Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer. CHANGED TO A WOMAN. It In Said That the American Wife of Har riott I tart Caused the iuateuta!an Trouble. A woman again. We learn that the prompter of the recent revolution in the republic of Guatemala, through which a dictatorship haa been set up. was an am bitious woman, the American wife of General Darrios, a lady whose name is not unknown in New York. The ene mies of barrios in Guatemala declare that it was she who induced him to pro claim himself dictator, and who is the author of the arbitrary policy under which the country is ruled at this time, and under which the deputies are kept in prison and the army i.» held ready for action and suspected persons are ban ished, and the people are compelled to keep as quiet as they can. Tiie enemies of Barrios say that lie has neither the pluck nor the brains needed for a dic tator. and that he is merely the tool of the determined American woman whom he took to wife. She may yet rue the day in which she conceived the dictatorship. The an ti-Barrios Guatemalans are aroused against her. They denounce her in whispers. They condemn her in pla cards. which are stuck up in the night time on the dead walls and fences of the city of Guatemala la Xueva. They get out circulars, which are surreptitiouslv printed and secretly distributed, in which she is characterized as an "Amer ican interloper." There is no doubt that she is in danger. If the Constitutional ists who are lurking around the capital and on the Salvadorian frontier, stealth ily preparing to take the field against the dictatorship, shall overthrow Bar rios, we cannot say that she will not suffer as hard a lot as she has been charged with inflicting upon others. We are surprised at her course. Amer icans ought to be the champions of dem ocratic freedom and republican institu tions everywhere.—New York Sun. The Olde&t Soldier In the World. Russia proudly claims the oldest sol dier, if not the oldest citizen of an}-rank, in the known world. Iler claimant for this distinguished honor is Colonel Grit zenko of Pottawanear Odessa, who, if he lives until Feb. 7, vvill celebrate his one hundred and twentieth birthday. Grit zenko entered the military service in the year 1789, 104 years ago, and received from the hands of Empress Catherine herself a gold medal for conspicuous bravery at the assault 011 Ismail. This trophy, of which the aged warrior is justly very proud, bears the following inscription: "For exceptional bravery at the assault of Ismail, Dec. 11, 1789."— St. Luuis Sc}'itbliw. Teiting a Ducking StooL An ancient ducking stool for scolding wives is still preserved at Fordwich, England. The other day some anti quarians, anxious to test the apparatus, found a youth who was willing to don female attire and go through the ordeal. The apparatus speedily ducked the lad into the river, but refused to pull him out again, and but for timely assistance he would have been drowned.—London Letter. .. ,. A *$ ,,«-».- Siiw Tr] Till*. ..- jvi 1 It will cost you nothing and will surely do you good if you have a cough, cold or any trouble with throat, client or lungs. Ilr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion, Coughs and Cold-, is guaranteed to give relief or money will be paid hack. Sufferers from lagripne found it just the thing and under its use had a speedy and perfect, recovery. Try a sample lottleat our expense and learn for vourself just how good a thing ii is. Tr'til bottles free at the Midway Drug Store. Large si/.e." cents and $1. ItiM'klcn'o Arnieit Snlve. The best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, uicers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped bauds, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, and positive ly cures piles or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price ••.." i-,.tits per box. for sale at. the Corner Iruir Store. Prof. F. I. Wliittior. OPT11 A 1 .M liHAIM .\TK SCIENTIFIC OPTICIAN, HA Over the Hub Restau rant, Pierre St., Pierre, Where he will remain the balance of this week suid next, until Saturday, November L'.'i. He can he consulted free of charge. v\ hetfi'er it he for spectacles or otherwise. Ollico,hours fivm 'J a. m. to p. m. Don't fail to consult me about your eyes. 1 am enabled to tell on the first, examination any ailment of your failing sight, and give you glasses to suit the defect of the eye, .which will aid in restoring and strengthening the eyesight of the young and old. As.criors of refraction, defect of sight of the eyes are daily assuming more im portance and engaging more and more at tention of our most able and scientific oc ulists. I t' PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1898. NO. 27. .Spei liiiiiii f.'aKeN. S. H. Clifford, of New Cassel. Wis., was troubled with neuralgia and rheumatism, his stomach was disordered, his liver was affected to an alarming denree. appetite fell away, and lie was terribly reduced in flesh and strength. Three bottles of Electric Hitters cured him. Edward Shepherd, Harrishuri:, III., had a run ning sore on his leg of night years' stand ing. Used three bottles of Electric Hit ters and seven boxes of Huclilen's Arnica Salve, and his leg is sound and well. John Speaker, Catawt.a. (.. Innl live large fever sores on his leg doctors *aid he was In curable. One bottle of Electric Hitters and one box Huclilen's Arnica Salve en tirely cured him. Sold at the Midway Drue Store. have made the adaptation of SPECTACLES A SPECIALTY Certain forms of eye troubles, which wero formerly looked upon as iseu.ses of the Inner covering of the eye. are today relieved by the scientific test of them and by using such glasses correct the errors of refraction and accommodation as the ex amination will prove. EYES OF DIFFERENT FOCUS. Asmauy eyes, on careful examination, are found to ba of different focus, it Is founil to be necessary that such eyes sh"on)d be fitted by a competent optician on examination with the opthalmascope us tHo ordinary test with theoptometer or tfJst ^ype cannot be relied upon in such casei. I correct the most difficult cases in Use various forms of Hypermetrophlo, or far sight Myopia, or near sight Dip lopia, or double sight: Asthenopia, we&lf sight Amplyopia, or old sight Star bysmus, or cross-eyed. ARTIFICIAL EYESINSERTED W1TH- OUT PAIN. If you have lost an eve by accident or disease be sure aud call on me and I will insert an artificial eye, which will move andlook like the natural eye aud improve your looks 4 vrfi-£' Send in a quarter CIIAS. L. uvnc, s? TAKKX K00MS- '-L-O Press. THE PIERRE RUSTRER. 25 Cents Per Year. and keep posted on the South Dakota. .HANI PACTCKKKS OF BLACK HILLS GOLD JEWELRY KKO.M lTkK NATIVE (idl.Il TH'ST. •Send for Price I.ist and Catalogue. I leadwood. S. I). RUST-OWEN LUMBER COMPANY, I»K A I KJJS !.V POCKET KNIVES KNIFE Jr 1 LUMBERS COAL. WE SELL Rock Lump Salt for Which is the Cheapest and Best Cat tlemen Can Buy. NATIONALBANK OFCOMMERCE OF FIESR.K.B, Paid in Capital, $100,000.00. Surplus and Profits, $10,000.00. The accounts of individuals, firms and cor orations' solicited. Interest paid on time deposits. DIRECTORS: JAS. S. SEBKEE, Register of Deeds. C'IIAS. L. HVIE, Real Kstate. AMOS X. ULAXDIN, Stocks and Bonds. Dr. W. 1\ WIMMKH, STUCK Grower. J. C. EAGER, Dry Goods and Groceries. AKOLI-II KWF.UT, Cashier. O. J. TAVLOK, Ptesident of the National Bank of Sioux City. GREAT SPEAR HEAD CONTEST. CHEW AND SAVE THE TAGS. One Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, $173,250.00 In valuable Presents to be Civen Away in Return for SPEAR HEAD TAGS. 1 ,1 55 STKM \V XI!N KI.UIN DOLD WATCHES 534,650 00. 5,775 I'MN'K IMi'uUTKD KKKNCII OPERA CLASSES, SIOROCCO BODY, iiLAUK ENAMEL TKIMMlNtiS, GUARANTEED ACHROMATIC... 28,875 00 23.100 IMPORTED HERMAN JU'CKHORN HANDLE, FOUR BI.ADED 1 1 5.500 ROI.I.ED GOLD WATCH CHARM ROTARY TELESCOPE TOOTH PICKS 1 1 5,500 I. A RUE PICTL'RES (1 tx'.'S inches" IN ELEVEN COLORS, for framing, 1 5,500 I. A RUE PICTURES (1 tx '-'S inchef no advertising on them 261,030 PRIZES, AMOUNTING TO $173,250 OO The above articles wilt be iltstritmlt'il, by HEAD Plug Tobacco, and return to us the TAGS taken therefrom. We will distribute 220 of these prl'.es i*.i iSiSs counts' as follows: To THE PARTY Bemtlng us tlie greater! number of SI'KAK HEAD TAOS from Itlis couilly we will give. 1 GOLD WATCn. To the FIVE PARTIES senilin us the next greatest number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each, 1 OPERA GLASS....5 OPERA GLASSES. To the TWENTY PARTIES sending us the next greatest number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each 1 POCKET To the ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest number of .SPEAR HEAD TAGS, wo will give to each 1 ROLLED GOLD WATCH CHARM TOOTH PICK 100 TOOTH PICKS. To tlie ONE HUNDRED PARTIES sending us the next greatest number of SPEAR HEAD TAGS, we will give to each 1 LARGE PICTURE IN ELEVEN COLORS 100 PICTURES. Tolal Xumber of I'rixes for this Conitly, 236. CAUTION.—No Tags will b" reeetvod before January 1st, 1891, nor after February 1891. Each package vontajning tut's must be marked plainly with Name of Sender, Town, County. State, and Number of Tags in each package. All charges on packages must be,r repaid. BEAD.—SPEAR HEAD possesses more qualities of intrinsic value than any plug tobacco produced. It Is the sweetest, the toughest, the richest. SHEAR HEAD Is ,, ..n absolutely, positively and distinctively different in flavor from anjr otJier plug tobacco. 7s, .s/ A trial will convince the most skeptical of this faot. It Is the largest seller of any similar ... shape and style on earth, which proves thnt it has caught the popular taste and pleases the people. Try it, and participate in the contest for prizes. Sec that a TIN TAQ is on every 10 cent piece of SPEAR HEAD you buy. Send in the tags, no matter how small the quantity. Very sincerely, ?V C/-W advaneen'.ent. of Pierre and Killtor and I'nblKlier, I'lerre. S. ». BUSINESS ESTABLISHED IN 1882. Now is tlie time to luiv l'icrro property. £10" will liny in these littril times inside lots that will sell for S-JOu when money is ensier. Write me for I.(rre or small invest nts. C. D. MEAD, PIERRE, SO. DAK. ICDKIOL.TI A. AKIN, AUCIKM. I .. THE P. J. SORO COMPANY, MIDOLKTOWN, OHIO." ... A list of the people obtaining these prizes in this county will be published in thi paper immediately after February 1st, 1891. DON'T SEND ANY TAGS BEFORE JANUARY I. (894. 4 WA "M :i -i B, I 3! 4 I I *1 23,100 00 57,750 00 romillra, among parties who chew SPEAR 20 POCKET KNIVES.-. s#*VJr 5 'S -1 1st, 1 other :i %%-.