Tile Japs are Landing Great F orces in Korea and the
Russians are Rushing Troops to the Front.
Japan’s brilliant work on the
water has practically given the
little island empire control of
the sea. It is claimed that she
has sunk and disabled eleven
Russian war vessels, and Russia
assisted by blowing up two
more by her own mines. So iar
as known the Russians have
sunk only one Jap vessel, a mer
japan is now pouring troops
into Korea undisturbed and mo
bilizing near the Yalu river, the
dividing line between Korea and
Russia is slowly gathering a
big army on her frontier, over
0,000 miles from her base of sup
plies. An engagement is daily
expected between the land forces.
Cause of the War.
All authorities agree that the
present war between the Jap and
Russ is an out growth of the
Japanese China war of seven
vears ago. Japan, with her
modern progress, then scarcely
realize 1 by the rest of the world,
easily won a victory over.Ch:nu.
According to the ethics of war
the plucky and also progressive
little island empire was entitled
to some indemnity and conces
sions from China to leave the
heathen kingdom intact.
Japan demanded Korea and
practical control"**? Manchuria,
Chinese provinces. Russia, in
duced other countries to join
her, and Japan was forced to lav
down l er claims and give up the
fruits of victory.
As soon as Japan was com-
pelled to evacuate Manchuria;
and Port Arthur, Russia stepped
in wait her troops, piacticallyj
fook possession of Manchuria, !
fortifi.d Port Arthur, and com
pelled var'ous concessions from
defeate . Cuina, continuing her
land-g abbing tactics and her
peculiar “diplomatic” work,
which in a l oss trade would be j
called simply plain lying, until
Japan and other powers turned
upon her, and demanded that she
let go her hold upon the Chinese
as promised last October, but
as several well posted statesmen
predicted at the time she did
nothing of the kind. In other
words her promise was broken
Then Japan demanded a posi
tive understanding and insisted
that Russia evacuate Manchuria
and leave Korea as neutral
as originally demanded ofjapan.
After several monhts of delays
and subterfuges, while Rus;ia
was trying to strengthen her
self in the Orient, she coolly noti
fied Japan that Manchuria was
not at all open to consideration
but that she would divide Korea
Growing tired of such tacties
Japan finally opened up her
batteries and war is on in earn
cst. Perhaps the conditions
outlined above account for the
general sympathy of the Ameri-
can people for the pluky little
Japs. In fact, Russia has but
one sympathizer, France.
Ohio’s great Senator Marcus
A Hanna, died at Washington
Monday evening Feby 15, after
a sickness of abuut a month.
His age was 07. and he was
on his second term as U. S.
Senator. He began life as a
clerk in a grocery store, and by
his indomitable will and energy'
pushed himselt to an eminence
reached by few men.
Once abused and maligned by
political opponents because ofhis
activity, he has lived to see the
nation, regarless of party, ac
knowledge his worth as a lead
er of men and affairs.
President McKinley picked
him out of a successful business
career to engage in polities.
Given such a prominent piece
without preparatory service he
was discredited and envied in
Ohio. Ilis first election to the
sSenate was a bare scratch, under
charges of fraud. His re-election
sixyears later vvasbv the largest
majority ever given to any mail
by an Ohio legislature. And so
he grew the country over.
Mark llanna was a great
man, and his death is a loss to
the nation The remains will be
buried in Ohio.
The city ol Huron is in a
turmoil,it-is said over the differ
ences of political factions. At
this distance, however the differ
ence looks to be more persona!
than political. Hu.ion has lost
many opportunities bv herdivis
ion. A “ condition exaetlv
opposite to this exists at Pierre
where the citizens have jus
united in a public petition to
Congressman C. H, Burke, ask
ing him to select his own del
egation from Hughes county to
the republican state convention.
The men or conimnnties that
get things in this world pull to
get her, and'manfully smother
their personal differences. No
cu&man really stands in the
road ol another. The more men
of a community who become
prominent and the more repre
sentives at court, the more
favors that community can get.
This is readily illustrated and
corroborated by the experience
of Ohio and lowa.
There ure investments and
investments—but a South
Dakota farm goes on forever.
ALWAYS CURES CHILDREN LIKE IT.
Guaranteed— 2sc and 50c by all dr.i^^iatp
Homeseekee’s Excusions to the
Northwest, West and South
west, and Colonist Low
Via the North-Western Line.
Excursion tickets at greatly re
duced rates are on sale to the
territory indicated above.
Stnndurd and Tourist Sleeping
Curs, Free Reclining Chair Cars
and “The R<st of everything.’'
For,dates of sale and full par
ti cniars apply to Agents Chicago
Senator Hanna Dead.
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1904.
i EDUCATIONAL COLUMN* - %
3 BY CO. SL’PT. O. 11, (IKACK. J
Miss Margaret Moore’s last
monthly report shows a perfect
attendance and no tardiness.
The Exhibits from the different
schools that arc preparing them
should be in this week as they
must be at Mitchell by the 20th
of the month.
Teachers do not forget that
Manners and Morals arc as es
sential to the pupils as the three
R’s. Insist upon the lormer
and do not neglect the latter.
Miss Dutliie made following
notations at the bottom of page
of her last monthly report:
“Average daily attendance|2o.7.
Pupils neither absent or tardy 8.
Tardy but not absent 4. Ab-
sent but not tardy 9.
Next Monday is Washington’s
birthday, while the day is no
longer regared as a holiday in
the schools, it would be well for
every tc icher to devote a little
time in the school on that day,
to the consideration of the life
an ! character of the man to
wham w ,J as a nation owe so
much. A few teachers are having
programs prepared for the day.
In the last issue of the South
Dakota Educator there is an
able article from tlv pen of Mrs*
Min e Croll formerly school
cler of Iloldeu township, now
a resident of Miller. The subject
ol the article is “the need of
more Months of school in
the Couuiry.” Mrs. CroH pre
sided a a cron this sagme sub
ject at the school officers’ meet
ing last Mac. The paper was
quite g nc *ally discussed and
mane o the officers present
expressed themselves as being
in avor o more than six
months ol school in the country.
That tile seed sown then has
borne ruit is shown bv the fact
that this year many of the coun
try districts arc having longer
terms than formerly. There
are however a number of dis
tricts that could greatly profit
bv the advice given by Mrs,
The Superintendent visited
the town school of St. Law
rence last week, and was agree
ably surprised to find an
enrollment oi sixty four pupils
in attendance; this is the lagest
number that has been enrolled
for a number of years. Prof.
I'ross and Miss Scdam are work
ing faithfully to bring the
school up to a high standard of
excellence. However the teach
ers are handicapped by the
amount of w ork they have to do.
Prof. I'ross has a class in book
keeping and a special class or
two composed of pupils behind
the regular course in one or
more branches. Miss Sedam
also has to divide one or two of
her grades. This makes the
work very heavy. It wou Id
facilitate matters greatly if a
third teacher could be placed in
Secretary Hay again obtains
credit in the diplomatic world
by his successful efforts to unite
the neutral powers in a demand
for the preservation of the
integrity and administrative
entity of China before and after
the war. Germany and Great
Britain have already agreed, and
other nations will follow.
Uncle still has his weather eye
Who Were They?
Huromte:—A con pin of fellows
arrived in the city from Miller
Monday afternoon and that
night occupied a room at the
McWeeny House. Tuesday
morning a pair of trousers were
missing from the hotel and sus
picion lead to the older one of
thes two fellows. Marshal
Whorton arrested the fellow at
the depot Tuesday morning but
could not find them, but he did.
however, find a loaded- revolver
on iiis person which he and (Jo.
Attorney relieved him of and
turned him loose. The other
stranger is but a mere boy and
after liis pal had been set free he
told of having S6O when they
left Miller but when lie awakened
Tuesday morning he did not ha ve
a cent and t hat he was sure Ins
pal had it. He told the marshal
he did not wish to have his pal
arrested, as lie would get it from
him “ down the line ” by telling
him lie knew he has “touched”
him during the night. The boys
were bound for no place in .par
Attention iscalled to the ad
vertisement in another part of
this issue, the side advertise
ment of T. A. Davenport, V. »S,
Barclay & Sou. P. R.Stcffcl &
Sou and W. C. Merz. These
gem lemon are all well known
lowa and Minnesota Shorthorn
men and have combined to make
a Sale of Registered Shorthorns
at Brookings, S. I>. on February
26th, 1901. The offering will
comist largely of Bulls, but the
feiiink* part of the offering is
particularly line. If any one
is in ft ; i of some good blood to
grade up their herd with, tliev
should not fail to go to this sale.
Send for catalogue to It. W
Barcley, Mason City, la.
The movement for the preser
vation in th* national park of
the big tr esin the groves of Cal
ifornia is nationwide. The peti
tions to congress comes from
thirty states in the union and
carry th * names of 1.467,200
people of which number only
269,500 are from California,
those beauti id and immense
products of nature belong to the
whole country, an 1 thei do
st u tion would be a national
loss as well as 1 nation il dis
grace.—Sio ix Frills Argus.
City Council Proceed ngs.
Miller, S. C. Feb th 1904.
Members Lane, McCullen and
Ca iipb •1 1 | lesent.
On otion tbu ;'ollov ing bills
were < n motion allowed.
A. Butler, dray ing etc $ 7.50
G. 11. ISteiiin !*• blacksmith
W. H. 1 ane 0 months s il
ary and 2 < ays on i oard
of qualizat o : 9.00
E. S. Wils m pr ting and
Sebring & Cr< 11 mer
Wm. i eal/ Imontl s salary 20.00
Printing, advertising and
There -eing no uriher busi*
ness li.e Board i d ourned.
MillerS.D. Peb 17tli 1904.
Board m-1 in s; e» iul session.
Members McPull n, Bane and
On motion the following bills
E. M. Dunn, Ditch work #12.60
1). Whitcomb 3 months
C. M. Weiblen Ditch
On motion ail order was
drawn on the interest iund for
#175.50 interest on Twp. well
in favor ot Town Treasurer.
On motion $275.00 of the sink
ing final was ordered transferred
to the general fund.
Petition of voters asking tluu
the question of license be sub
mitted at the coming election
received and Hied.
There being no father business
the board adjourned.
A Tenor of Wit.
‘Tenor?,” says Mr. Floersheim in
the Musical Courier, “are not usual
ly renowned lor wit. There are ex
ceptions, however, and one of them
seems to bo the Vienna tenorpSle
zak, who must be gifted with an
epigrammatic style particularly well
adapted for the composing of epi
grams. One of the Berlin theatri
cal agents recently sent him a wire
with an ofTer for a few appearance#
in Berlin at a very low remunera
tion. The telegram said: ‘Offer you
two nights, Berlin Royal Opera.
“Lohengrin,” “Tannhauscr;” hon
orarium 600 marks (about $142)1
Honorary affair.’ Whereupon the
tenor used the blank from the pre
paid answer by tilling it out with
the short reply: ‘Honorary affair
secondary affair, money affair prin
cipal affair. Slezak.’ ”
Congressmen of the United States
are better paid than any other legis
lators, receiving $5,000 a year, mile
agb and stationery funds. Australia
allots its senators and members of
the house of representatives $2,000
a year without distinction. New
Zealand differentiates. The duties of
the lower house being of a more ex
uding description than those of the
upper, its members receive $1,200
annually as against $750 paid to
those of the other assembly. Sena
tors of the Canadian parliament are
rewarded with $1,500 a year salary
endj.expenpps at the rate of ;J0
day during session, with a maximum
of $1,500. Cape Colony is rot so
open handed, its legislative council
and house of assembly drawing $5
a day per man.
Ireland’s Great Astronomer.
Ireland's great astronomer, Mir
Robert Ball, lias just .reached iiis
fixty-third year. It is true that he
has been astronomical professor at
Cambridge for a decade, but l:e r -
mains a thorough Irishman still.
His career us an astronomer dates
back to 1865, when shortly afb z
leaving Trinity college, Dublin, be
was placed in charge of the famous
private observatory establishad at
Rarsonstown, King's county, Ire
land. When the possibility of sig
naling to Mars was under discus
sion he pointed out that it’ a flag
of the size of Ireland was waved
from a pole ’*> match there was just
the ghost of a chance that an as
tronomical Martian might perceive
the ghost of a flutter on the earth.
| •ss» Purdy Business. }
I? roll lihv» anything lo sell, or il y*u <le
►ir<* 1 > buy anything, n three or four lino
until - i:i (lit* will brinK rt.-ullM.
Money to loan on real estate,
nti S. V. (ihrist
Sheep for Sale.
1 have 1-100 head of first elans
breeding ewes for sale. Con.'':
and see n;e if von want some
«rood youiij? sheep. Will sell
yearlings, two year olds, or any
age in a bunch.
Spring Hill twp. I*. O. Kt*o
Height*, S. I). 44tf
Hewn re of imitation. Come
ami «*•<* our genuine (Jood.veur
irlovebrund over Hhoes, the best
on the market.
46tf Sebrinu &Croll.
WANTED-TRUBTWORTHY LA OY OR
Rcntlomun to manago biiMlnrutt la thin
County nn<l adjoining territory lor houxe
of Solid financial atandiiff. $20.00 Htraight
caxh aulurv and expefine* paid each Monday
direct from head«jiia*tein. Kxpen*© money
advanced; poult lon permanent. Atldrean
Manager, «05 Mouon Bid*., Chicago.
Nor. IV Md
\: F. REAMER, M. IX,
Specialist in Diseases
Of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat.
Gln*Ken carefully titled. Mitchell. K. it
Visit* Miller re*ularlv.
Q M. DWYER,
Uml.-r bond of f\ooo. Ofttce in M.vrm
| L. KEYES,
Land* Itoaftht, Bold and rented, Loaw«
negotiated Abstract* **uaranteed bv
| H. COLK,
C. H. IIENSHAW, Prop.
Klrnt cimm lodgl’>jr and Uic beat nieiil* the
market afforda. !•'»>rU»t*rrt made welotmu.
Aim., a livery aitd feed rtalde iu connection
Itroad way. Miller. 8 D.
C V. Ghrist,
And Kent Ketate A Rent. Co Meet lona and
niiranee. Taxes paid tor uon-renldeut
roperty owner*. Ottlce over Oipilllette'*
«tore, Millar, Smith Dakota.
Mfee One Itloek from Main atreet on Kttxi
k (COUNTY JCIIIIN)
Item eatate and Inauranra. Farm* and
ii weliinu lionxeM rented. r l nxo* paid for non*
"••eideril«. <'<u reMpoudciice solicited. Miller,
Sant Ii Dakota.
H F. TOUWHY,
Klrnt-elnee accommodations Rimtnnin d ft
rm mo n a I lie ratert
; 110T0 GALLERY.
(ial!-*rv In Mntphen bnlldlnflr. up it ilrs
will 1). Open tliir I Tuesday ol each mouth t<
following Si* .ii da) inclusive. First clus*
\v >rk p.u.irnnteed, .Miller. S. L).
F. It. Unrdner. !*rr«. N. A, (iaritner, Cash '
W. t. tiurdoer, V. I'rm.-
Orient State Bank,
Orient, 8. D.
Organized under State Bank
Trausncfs a general Blinking bnsiness.
Interest paid on time dipotiD.
North Hand Countv Patronage
a, F, LMTY'S
♦ - STORE
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 mad* t
work and, repaying given
t ■ J
it us i n >:sß mit i:< r cnv.
- SOUTH DAKOTA
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
STATES ATTORNKJf, HAND CO.
One door north of l'ost offlca
E. H. Wilson I). 1). S.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Miss Dei.ank Oviatt,
SOUTH DA KOI A
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