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The pioneer press. (Miller, Hand County, S.D.) 1893-190?, February 11, 1904, Image 1

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War is Begun in the far East, and
the Japs win Naval Victories.
Three Rapid Blows in Succession Disable Seven Rus
sian Ships, two of the n big Battle Ships
and two Cruisers.
War in the Orient between Japan and Russia.
Japan struck three quick blows, and all counted.
Two of Russia’s best battle ships and one cruiser
were put out of the game by Japan torpedo boats in
a night attack in harbor at Port Arthur. Two more
Russian ships disabled in next day’s attack.
Russian cruiser and gunboat sunk at Chemulpo.
Three Russian transports with 2,000 soldiers cap
tured of Korean coast.
Jap troops occupy Seoul, capital of Korea. Also
blow up bridge on Manchurian railway.
Today’s Bulletins by wire—Ja
panese troops have occupied Se
oul, Korean capital, which is
now completely under their con
Statement of war formally
proclaimed today.
Three Russian steamers cap
tured by Japanese cruisers.
Special from London confirm
ing report that the Manchurian
railroad has been blocked by
blowing up of bridge. Thirty
Russiadi' killed by explosion.
The first blow was struck
Monday night, when four Japa
nese torpedo boats slipped into
the harbor at Port Arthur,
where the main Russian fleet was
anchored, and shot booms or
torpedoes under two first class j
battleships and one cruiser. All *
were disabled, and beached.
The Japs escaped unharmed.
Next day a long range battle ;
damaged two more Russian j
ships, and killed a number of
Russians. Then the Jap fleet |
sailed a wav.
Japanese warships caught two j
Russian warships at Chemulpo,
Korea, and capture 1 them.
Jap troops are landing to oc
cupy Seoul, the Korean capital.
Yesterday’s bulletins announce
that the Japs captured three
Russian transports containing
2,000 troops. .
The war is now on in earnest,
and it will be a bitter contest
until the interest of other na
tions probably end it
While Russia greatly exceeds
Japan in size and people, yet j
there may not be .so very much j
difference in the war. Russia’s !
navy is not all in the Japanese |
waters, and Russias soldiers on I
the coast are many miles from I
their base ol supplies,, which
must come over the great Siber
ian waste, on a single track rail
road. Russia can not as readily
obtain money as can Japan.
Japan has a better navy ip
these waters than Russia. Jar
par. is surrounded by water, and ' <
the bone of contention, Korea,
is surrounded by water on three
sides. Japan is right at home,
at her own base of supplies;
j can go and come as she pleases
on the water. Japan is modern,
patriotic, and fighters—in fact
they are called the Yankees of
the east—and that may be why
about 09 out of every 100
Americans are in sympathy with
the Japs.
•-« ti r, k*.-m>iwjMwai
Wail 51rcet Populists
T. Adam Bede, Minnesota’)
new congressman, made a rfecirl
ed hit recently in a congressional
speech m which he called fhe
Wall street speculators popu
lists. lie says the western pop
ulist is for fiat of wind, and the
wall street populist is for a fiat i
of water. The Minneapolis j
Journal cartoonist also lllus-i
1 1rates the point neatly by giv-i
j ing a picture of the Western pop
with eliin whiskers labeled “fiat”
and a Wall Street pop with side
i whiskers labeled “fiat.” In oth
jer words contending that the
j only difference between a west
ern and eastern pop is where he
| grows his whiskers. New Y'ork
I papers have discussed and en
i larged upon the new congress
| man’s point, and sav it will
stick to wall street. Why should
it not stick? The eastern finan
ciers have claimed western pop
ulism wanted something for
nothing. What expression could
better describe the watered
stocks of Wall stree't?
Back to the old question of
tariffs goes the campaign. Oth
er questions spring up and ob
scurest for awhile but they dis
appear, and then some new
scheme for attacking the tariff
is begun. This time it appears
to be “reciprocity.” In Cleve
land’s day it was “tariffreform.”
Prior to that it had been “for
revenue only.” Catchy phrases,
all of them. If this country
hasn’t been doing mighty well j
under the present tariff’ laws, it i
never did under any system.
And juft now old England, the
great free trride country, is look-<
ing longingly toward a protect-
ive tariff system. “Reciprocity”
looks better than its predeceSl
- htnyfever, because* some
thing; is received for what is gov
.. ■■
The city of Baltimore was
nearly wiped oft' the map Sun
day by one of the greatest fires,
il not the greatest, the world
has ever known. A territory of
two miles square in the heart ot
the city was destroyed, atid
nearly two hundred millions of
dollars worth of property burnt
Cong, Burke’s bill opening the
Rosebud reservation to settle
ment has passed the house, and
will be pushed in the senate by
both our senators, The whole
delegation is working for the
bill, and hope to see it become
a law at this session. It will be
a piece of work that is a credit
to the influence and persistence
of the delegation, and particu
larly so to Mr. Burke. To the
state it is of very great benefit,
as it will bring many new set
tlers here tb seek homes on the
400,000 acres of land it opens
up, and help develop the state.
Mr. Burke is being generously
congratulated over the state.
One Farm’s Record 1903.
A ' South Dakota farmer and
his two sons last year raised
7,000 bushels of corn, milked
20 cows and sold cattle to the
value of SI,OOO. Ilis net in
come for the season’s work was
$7,9.08 and the family .are this
waiter taking tiicir ease while
leading articles ou tki* down
trodden farmers of the west. —
Argus Leader.
Insurance commissioner J. C.
Perkins, of Roberts county, is a
candidate for Secretary of State
before the republican state con
vention. Never having met the
gentleman, we should like to
hear from Bro. Shober as to his

The to wn of Miller should get
ffs present sensation out of the
way scon in order to prepare
for something else. They come
so thick in Miller that the right
of way is hardly ever clear and
one is liable to over-lap anoth
er.—lroquois Chief.
Nobody does all the possible
business in h:s line. There is al
ways a chance for development.
There is no business that can
not be increased by judicious ad
vertising.—The Curtis Publish
ing Co., Philadelphia.
Win. C. Whitney, President
Cleveland’s Secretary of the
Navy, is dead, lie made a place
for himself in history by starting
the work upon our new nayy.
Senator Mark Manna is a very
sick man, dangerously so, with
typhoid fhe eniire country
hopes fer his recovery.
Mysterious Circumstance.
One was paie and sallow and
the other freehand rosy. Whence
the difference? She who is blush
ing with health uses Dr. King’s
new life Pills to maintain it. By
gently arousing the lazy organs
they compel good digestion and
head off constipation. Try them
Only 25c at 0. H. Collins, drug
gist. Bt4
@.E’S @UGH ® E
25c and 50c by all druggists.
J BY CO. 81!PT. O. H, CRACK. *
About 150 certificates of
award have been issued to pu
pils of the county. This means
that that number have been per
fect in attendance for three
The superintendent began his
second round ot school visiting
last week. It is his intention to
visit most of the schools in the
county again before they close.
Miss Anna Hershman will com
plete the term of school in the
ParHiurst district which was
begun by Miss Rymal.
The schools taught by the fol
lowing named teachers are de
serving of worthy mention be
cause of the record made during
the past month in the matter
of attendance—Miss Clementine
Hanks, Lola Berry, Bird E. Linn
Anna Moncur, Bessie Coquil
lette and June Taylor.
It is honed that teachers will
er courage the eighth grade pu
pils to remain in school and fin
ish the year’s work. A number
of teachers have written that
they were expecting one or sev
eral pupils ready for graduation.
Let us have a laiger class than
ever this year. The new law
v hich proyides that every pupil
who finishes the eighth grade
shall have his tuition paid at a
neighboring high school, should
lie sufficient, incentive to cause
every ambitious boy and girl to
make strenuous efforts to coni
plct j the common school course.
Miss Clementine Hanks will
this week finish a six months
term of school in Gilbert tvvp.
She will at otice enter the State
Normal at Madison and com
plete the course o; study she be
gan there two years ago. Miss
Hanks is one oi our best teach
ers, and it is hoped that when
she has finished her work at
Madison she will rerurn and
again take up her profession in
Hand county.
It is, the opinion of the state
department that children who
are habitually tardy can be
compelled under section 23t)0 of
compiled school laws to be at
school on time. If necessary to
bring an action it would be un
der the head of “Truancy.”
The Superintendent has no de
sire to cause any hardship to any
one or make unnecessary trou
ble, but he feels that quite a
number of children in the county
are being unjustly deprived of
the schooling to wh eh they arc
entitled; and therefore an at
tempt will be made to enforce
those portions of the law that
are being violated by parents
and guardians in keej ing child
ren out of school all or part of
the time. This week several
school officers will be notified to
make investigations, and if nec
essary, bring suit against the
A Qi&rter of a Million Dollars.
Thefchristian Church of Disci
ples ottjhrist number 1,220, 831
a gainhf :13,404 during Hl6 past
year, i'he c hurches number 10,-
083, oLi gain over one year ago
of 126.1 Ministero,so7, In a
compnmtively few years this
church ftas come to be ono of the
largest leiigious bodies in the
couutryl Nor is that all. Last
year th l people raised #781,003
for uiisslus ; #339,00 / for edu-
v gj
. ffi
cation ; tor new church buildings
$575,000; for literature #545,-
000; for support of ministers
$4,270,000 qr a grand total of
#7,155.005 for all purposes.
The Foreign ('liri. tjnn Mission
ary Society, whiwh works only in
foreigu fields, was organized in
1875. Since that time it lias
raised and extended #2,082.8n.*h
It does work in Japan, China,
India, Africa, Turkey, England,
Norway, Deumttrk,Cuba, Hawaii
and Thibet . The receipts last
year were #210,008.
An effort is being made with
bright prospects of success to
raise a quarter of a million of
dollars this year. Last year 42
schools were supported in foreign
lands, with an attendance of
about 2,000, and 10 hospitals
and dispensaries were conducted
by 11 medical missionaries, and
nearly 70,000 patients treated.
The number gathered into the
Sunday school is about 7,000.
Last year the converts on the
mission fields in foreign lands
raised nearly SO,OOO for the
The time for the offering in all
the Christian churches for this
important work is tin* first Sun
day in March, It is n day to
which the members look forward
with great expectancy and joy.
The ministers preach their best
sermons and the churches give
most generously. The congre
gation in tins community is
making preparations to join
with its sister einiri lies through
out the world in one of the larg
est offerings widen has ever 1 m
made to foreign mission;-. We
have ik> doubt .that (he congre
gation here will give with its
characteristic libera lit v.
The church here will hold a
missionary rally on Lord's I kn
ave Feb. 28. Tibs will be pre
paratory to tin* giving of tip*
largest, offering in the history of
the church on March 0. Conic. *
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% Purely Business. -)• %
• o
II y on liuvn au.vlhliiyr to or If you do
j *rr to liu.v uuyptiiuK. it thm- or four line
not Ice lu ike l iti-t.* will brine leauitM.
Money to loan on real estate.
stf ’ S. V. (ihlist
Sheep for Sale.
I have* 1 -ICO head of first class
breeding ewes for sale. Gome
and see me if you want some
good young sheep. Will s;!l
yearlings, two year olds, or any
age in a bunch.
Joiix Rami.y.
Spring Hill twp. J*. <>. Reo
Heights, S. I). 4Ttf
. .

Reware of imitation. Gome
and nee our gr*nuine Goodyear
glove bland over shoes, the best
ou the market.
■Hitf SKBtfINO ACitoix.
Ki'utleinun to manage bn«lg«HK iu thi*
County and adjoining territory for liuiix**
of Solid lluanrliii Miandimr. 920.00 nfraljrlit
canli MMlarv and expentu-n paid each Monday
direct from hcndf)unri<r-<. KxpeuN<> money
advanced: poult lon potninnoni. Addrown
Manager, 005 Monon llldg., Chicago.
.Nov. 1 DM d
-m A. |
Homeseekee’s Excusions to the
Northwest, West and South
west, and Colonist l.ow
Rates West,
Via the North-Western Line.
Excursion tickets at greatly re
duced rates are on sule to the
territory indicated above.
Standard and Tourist Sleeping
Cars, Free Reclining Chair Gars
and‘‘The Rest of Everything. ’
For dates of Hale and full par
ticulars apply to Agents Chicago
& North western R‘£. st«
'» .1 ■ ■> ■■ ♦
]; F. REAMER, M. D.,
Specialist in Disea.ses
; Of the Eye, Ear, Nose N: Throat.
carefully fitted. Mitchell. S. D
VUtt« Miller rccuiarlT.
I "'V ; j-' *~
Opfjcial Aiistracter,
I'ndiT bond of f.*,000. Oltlce In Myer*
Land* lloupbi, Bold nnd rented. Loan*
DeßOtlntej Umtr’ict* -uaranteed br
o'*o bond.
j If. COLE,
One door norili of ToMt Olfli-u
u i i.i.kit south Dakota
C. H. HENSHAW, Prop.
Klrat ntw loduliiff and the beat iiieul* the
market afford". KiirmcrH made welcome.
Ai*o a livery and feed "table lu connection
Uroftdw nv.Miller, s. I>.
vj V. Christ,
/lid Real Kelate A ireut. Collect ionn nnd
’■fturunce. Tuxe* paid for non-reiddent
ro;u*rty owner*. Office over ( wpilllcttei'
Core, Miller, South Dakota.
E. 11. Wilson I). 1). S.
Mllcc One I! tick from Main *>trc t on Ki,.*'
coud at i‘ei t •
* • (rill’NTV JI'DIIK)
li'a) entitle nml iDHiii'fiiicwr Perm* n/ot
J A .'idnic houncH rented. Take" paid for iirui
■'•"ldenf*, «tom**|ioudence "olielted, Miller,
Hon rh 1/iiHol«.
’•* Phoikikioh
Eire? < liihh accommodation* tie ran iced r
r-axouable rnten
Miss Delane Oviait,
Oall.T.v in Silt lieu bnlldlmr. u;i *( ii;><
• \ ill t>< open third J ri -*! 11 \ of each month to
following Sat ndnv ii<<-luniv . |ii>l t la.,
w ill, Knur.infecd, .Miller, S. It.
T. R. Card iter, I’rer. >. (j.vr.liici, K.i ill r
W. 'r. Uatducr, \ . I’riM.
Qiieni Stale Gank,
Orient, S. D.
under State Bank
ing Laws-
Trammcla ti general Bunking business.
Interest paid on time deposits.
North H 2nd Countv Pa'ronape
. Carries a full line of har
ness, saddles, whips, nets
Harness Hardware, Har
ness Notions, and every
thing to be found in a har
ness store. Hand nvidc
work and repairing giv »p
%*• ' V .
special attention.
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