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Br malt, yt»r
By mail, ttiuontha
By mail. 3 month* t.Ml
Daily, tiv carrier, per w««fc....
r- Tu Daily Lsadkk make* a special ChMn of
iSrntshlnc information conceruiuK the advan
tfcii''- and resources of the city of Madison and
Hie elate at laryi'. »»ntitlinj it to tbe patro*a«e
#C Mdvt'rti(»Tc of cverr
J. K. STAHL, Proprletfr.
I n la-
Sottn B. Anthony advises yon
dies to study law and prepare them
selves to conduct their own divorce cases.
The Normal school building at White
water, Wits., was damaged by tire to the
extent of $20,(H*0 Monday morning. The
fire originated from a furnace.
West Superior dispatch, 27: A severe
wind storm, accompanied by rain early
Hhis morning did considerable damage to
buildings in different parts of the city,
ifeveral in coarse of construction being
totally wrecked.
The announcement that Mrs. James
G. Blaine, Jr.. has located in Sioux Falls
for the purpose of securing a divorce
from her scapegrace husband, creates a
sensation in the upper-ten circles of
Washington society.
Topeka, Kim., dispatch,'JT: The sec
retary of agriculture has received a let
ter from Russell county stating that
wheat there is turning yellow and ap
pears to be dying. A small greenish in
sect has been found which is undoubted
ly the cause of the blight. A similar re
port comes from Kich county, and the
secretary has ordered an investigation
Don C. Need ham. well known through
out the state, said to a Sioux Falls re
porter the other day "that not since '84
has there been such a promising outlook
for a big crop and good times as right
now. People who had left various parts
of the state on account of partial failure
are coming back and coming to stay.
Farmers are increasing their acreage*
leaving politics entirely alone and pre
paring to swell their bank aocjounta.'*
WhoeTer may be the contractor t&F
(surveying the boundary line between the
Dakotas will be obliged to survey a dis
tance of 361miles. He will be com
pelled, as a part of the contract, to erect
granite monuments every half mile of
tfce distance, the monuments being seven
feet long and ten inches square, weigh
ing 900 pounds. They will be sunk in
the ground three and one-half feet, leav
ing the same length above ground. The
stone will have to be cut smooth on the
sides, which will be lettered.
Sioux Falls Press, *28: There was a
larger attendance of ladies at the United
States court yesterday than of any day
previous. Mrs. James O. Blaine, Jr.,
Mrs. Judge Edgerton and daughters,
Mrs. Judge Shiras, Mrs. Judge Palmer,
Mrs. W. Sterling and Mrs. George P.
Nock being among thoee who graced the
occasion. Plenty Horses formed the cen
tral figure to all in attendance and the
'incorrigible savage," as Attorney Pow
ers was constantly calling him, seemed
to take a delight in the sudden leap into
fame and notoriety that he had made.
He understood the scene, the talk of the
lawyers and witty replies and even the
frowning of the judges when the law
yers, prompted by the power of some
statement, let flv a sarcastic answer.
A Wife and Mother Trouble*.
Indianapolis. Ind., dispatch, 26: After
the arrest of John WTilson, the horse
thief, in this city some time ago, and
landing his trial, his wife and daughter
came to this city and registered at the known aa quinsy or tonsilitis.
Pile house. Since their arrival they
have been constant visitors to Wilson's
cell in the jail and seemed to be almost
heartbroken over bjs conviction fcr
horse stealing. Since their [arrival, the
hri mo there th« g.rl left,
inquiries as
found that the girl had eloped with
Badjr. Wilson will be taken to the pen
itentiary in a few daya,
ImacinatfoM Killed Ilcr.
^jticago Herald: A remarkable in
the hold superstition has upon
1he «i«ind of even the educated and re
Hgktus was recently exhibited in the
of Mrs. Rebecca Byrnes of Helena,
Ark., a lady noted for her intellectual
attainments and pious life.
One morning, arising in what seemed
her natural health and spirits, she sum
moned her children to come to her. One
•on was residing in Topeka, Kan., one in
New Orleans, *o daughters were mar
ned and living in Sedalia, Mo., but obe
dietit to their mother's call, they came
at once, though ignorant of the reason
of their summons. When all were about
h«r the lady informed them that she
had had a dream in wbieh her husband,
with much calmness, but with the air of
one who had not the slightest doubt that
she was already dying. Her friends at
tempted to reason with her and to point
out the folly of placing such perfect con
fidence in a dream, but all to no purpose
for the lady persisted iu asserting tha^
she would depart from earth on such a
day and exactly at a certain hour.
Her pastor remonstrated with her, and
even brought the severest censure to
bear on her superstitious credulity, and
at last Mrs. Byrnes ceased to speak of
tfie matter, so that her family began to
think that she had conquered her fancy.
She continued in excellent health and
pursued her usual daily life, but just be
fore the hour she had predicted would
be that of death, she sought her chil
dren and bade them good-bye, then mat
ing herself quiet ly in an armchair, ex
pired just as the hour was struck. The
physicians declare that her death was
due solely to her imagination.
in lneld*at bj a U4y SfeowtM*
Bine Quality U Ik OM Soldier.
When in New Ydrx tw*o summers
•jjo "^he Brigands," a new operetta.
being played by Lillian Russell at
Uw Casino and attracting great crowds
•v.«ry night. The weather was intense
ly hot and the entire audience would
leane the auditorium and go to the
roof, which was laild out as a garden,
filled with, choice potted plants and
Cowers and illuminated from the sides
w th colored globes, making a most
novel and effective appearance. Tables
were set out among the palms and be
peath trailing vines, and those who
Wished could get besides a breath of
fresh air. a glass of apollinaris water
Or an ice. A small elevator conveyed
the visitors to the roof and returned
them to whichever floor their seats
were on. Stepping into the elevator
with others one evening my attention
was directed by hearing the elevator
boy refuse admittance to a young
gentleman who had just handed in a
Muly handsomely dressed.
••But I cannot be separated from my
company," persisted the young man.
I cannot take more than twelve,
and you make fourteen," said the boy.
The lady proposed to get out, but
the gentleman was equally determined
to remain in, saying "One mote
couldn't make any difference, and the
music would be over if they did not
go up at once."
While waiting their decision, the
olevator boy equally as determined as
the young man, a tall, white haired
gentleman wearing a slouched hat,
who stood near me, quietly moved to
the door and passed out, saying: "Now
my boy, vour load is lightened, go
The handsome woman who was still
arguing with her escort turned and
quickly exclaimed: "No, General
Sherman, we will get out"
The General, however, passed on
into the crowd, the lady following out
with the youfig man, still protesting
against t£e General's leaving.
The elevator boy shut the door, and
we moved quickly to the root but I
with the rost of the elevator crowd,
had a good lock at the old hero, and
quite a murmur of applause was heard
over the General's gallantry.
flow tkc Little Organs 6«t Oat
Order u How to Cor* Then.
daughter, a rather pretty girl, has been feeig feverish and miserable. £ven I laid on my oars to listen for a sound
corresponding with a man in Chicago talking is painful. from the shore, which I was certain
named William »y. Sunday evening. Cold applications to the outside ol 1 must be near. All, but the fish flop
that individual. ...in this city. This the throat give relief in the early ping on the bottom of my boat, was as
morning the mother and daughter vis stages, ai^d bits of ice held in the still as the tomb and nearly as dark.
ited the jail as usual, and after they ™°uth
hot pouUice and
explaining to her mother that she was tiqns are used to hasten the formation and I was becoming chilled. If by the
going to take a walk with a girl friend. of pus sO that they may be ready more beach, where I knew they must be
That was the last time Mrs. Wilson saw quickly to lance. Inhaling the Bteam searching for me, I would-have been
her daughter, and when, becoming: from a pitcher of boiling water ii heard and answered. Then I became
alarmed at her long absence she made recommended. Fit a tin funnel over frightened and realized my danger. I
to her whereabouts she ^°P ^ie pitcher, and put the end
Of tbe tube in the patient's mouth.
IVIumIc- of
*b»Aa«MM«i dead for nearly HfVben extremity and consisting of a single
y Jirs. hart warned her that she had ,only piece of bamboo with three holes and
ten more days of life. a mouth-piece. These instruments are
Bh# went for her children to bid them tts**d only within doors u amuse chil
-^jad-l?e, which she proeeeded fco do' d***-
A wearily-wan little face,
A feeble, forlorn little ftmile.
Poor faltering feet.
That ix»t*t face this lieat
For many and many a niHe—r
A star stealing out of the dnsk
A lamp that luridly flares.
la the wide city's wtgrt
Jfest a nam flew girl*
Nobody care*! i
A desolate, death stricken room,
A pillow pushed up to the wall
A flicker that shows
A face in repose:
The tonsils are small, almond-shaped
glands lying on each side of the upper
portion of tbe throat. They can easily
be seen if the tongue is held down with
the handle of a spoon. They contain
a fluid-like mucus which oozes from
them when they are pressed. Its
object is to moisten the food as it
pauses into the throat and make it slip safely ashore the better it would be. I
dowp more easily. Sometimes thesf raised the little anchor, got out the
gl«n&> become very much inflamed, oars and began to pull as quickly as
and ltaay ulcerate, causing the disease my tired arms would let me for home.
The swelling causes the tonsils to seemed, I rowed before I felt alarmed
meet across the throat, rendering the at not striking the beach. I had no
act of swallowing very difficult and compass to guide me, and the darkness
producing a sensation-ef suffocation, was^ rapidly increasing. The sea was
There are sharp, shooting pains from yet quiet but I expected the turn of
the throat to the ear. and the invalid the tide would roughen it. By and by
8"bduo th? inflRm®ar
tbe Itlan-Kalen.
The natives of the New lie brides,
Who are still ad dieted, to the practice Ol
anthropophagy, form a curious study.
Nothing is more curious than their
musical instruments. These consist
of hollow tree-trunks containing aper
tures connected by a vertical slit.
These trunks are ornamented at the
upper part with sculptures represent
ing heads, feet, war-clubs and ships.
By striking each of them with a stick,
those of the tom-tom. They perforin
their dances to the sound of these in
struments, after having besmeared
their faces with red and bla-k. They
have also three other musical instru
ments: a sort ol a trumpet made of a
•hell perforated at the side or ex
tremity a syrinx with six or seven o»
eight pipes, from which they some
times obtain harmonious sound* and
a long flute perfprated at the lower
(Silence, and that is all,
jSave just on the woebegone cheek
iTbe look which sueli raptness wears,
The light on the brow—
Ah, who shall say now,
*1 "Nobody cares?"
When I was eighteen years ef age I
was a strong, handsome girl, ardently
fond of the water. My father was rich,
and, during the summers we lived in
his cottage right on tho sea-shore. I
was a capital sailor and had u tiny cat
boat of my own. in. which I cruised up
and down the river just back of our
home, the stream being separated by a
narrow strip of sand beach from the
Careless of sunburn or freckle* and
rigged in a natty blue flannel sailor
costume. I spent most of my spare time
sailing md rowing and iishing, and the
enjoyment and health I got from those
delightful sports did me much good.
But* though 1 caught many tish in the
pretty river I wasn't satisfied.
ed the bigger ones from the great, blue
ocean and I watched, with longing eyes,
the sturdy, native fishermen in their
little dories going out over the high
rolling surf and returning with their
boats filled with all kinds of deep sea
monsters. Of course they, wouldn't be
bothered with a girl on their exciting
nnd adventuresome trips, so I had to
content myself on the safe river and
wish I was a man.
But one day in September, after a
week of wonderfully quiet weather,
tho ocean became as calm and glassy
as a mill pond. Along the beach
where the surf usually raged and thun
dered only the faintest, laziest ripples
slowly lapped the sand.
A child could almost launch a boat
and float on the still, shiny sea where
a mile or less from shore the fishermen
were having royal sporty as I saw
through my glass.
The longer I looked the easier it
seemed for me at last to realize by
ever recurring dreams of fishing in
the ocean—providing I could get my
small and light boat across the narrow
sand 8tri| into it as the men did. Soon
the temptation proved irresistible and
regardless of consequences I deter
mined to at least make the effort.
Rowing my boat up the river where
I couldn't be seen from the houses, and
getting a dozen boys who were there
crabbing, to help push, we soon had
the "Foam" out of the river, across
the sand and into the dear old ocean.
With a "Hurrah, boys! Good-bye'." I
was off alone, and after an hour's hot
work at the oars, found myself an
chored and hauling in more big fish
than I had ever dreamed of. It was
afternoon and not a breath of air was
Enthused with the glorious pleasure
I was having, I neither cared nor
thought of anything else. I saw not
the distant boats making for land,
never noticed the line of gray sea-fog
creeping up from the eastern horizon
till I was enveloped in it Even then
I only got my waterproof cloak from
my iocker, put it on and kept fishing,
for the fog was warm and didn't chill
tion. Later, if abscesses form in the straining ears caught no reply I
Suddenly it seemed to grow darker
and thicker, and then I thought where
I was and felt that the sooner I got
For a long time, over an hour it
Kave a halloo and another, but my
,ermratar i toutedagain and louder. No rapon*.
s on the ocean in a tiny boat with
out a cabin—night coming on and lost
—lost in the awful black sea fe)g.
After a momentary panic I grew
calm enough to think and take some
observations to try and mako out, if
possible, my whereabouts. If there
had been a sea breeze I might have told
the direction of the land but there
wasn't. If I had known the time of
tide, it could have helped roe but
the natives produce sounds resembling ^iat^ rowed out further to sea or else in
circles like lost people always wander
As nothing was to be gained by row
ing, save exercise to keep warm in the
colder growing fog, got out my
woolen jacket from the locker, put it
on under my water proof, and prayed.
Finally I concluded that in hoisting
anchor I had missed my bearings and
instead of pulling toward the shore, I
Aow and then I gave a dispairing
Tired and well nigh exhausted I
•con found myself dozing and was just
fallicg asleep when^ a low, distant
steam *, Mstle started me to hope and
action. Again I heard it, and louder,
then again bpparently approaching.
I O! it was a slcmship surciv, feeling
way through tu«* fog.
\. on id ,mo near enough to hear
my cries and save—or would It run ra#
down? \.
Nearer, nearer it came, but not so
close as to hurt or help me. Vainly
I shouted, and despairingly. 1 heard
the deep, fearful sounds die away.
Then I knew I had rowed and drift
el far out to sea, and in the line o!
passii^g vessels.
1 might have known that befot%
because waves were making, and my
little boat was dangerously rocking
and tipping. I dared not fall asleep
now, for unless I held the boat's bow
head on. it would soon swamp and
drown me.
Even doing my best might not keep
me afloat much longer, as the sea was
evidently rising.
1 had often heard that drowning was
not only a painless death out a pleas
ant one. and although that was some
sort of consolation, still it was far from
I was too young to die, and yet it
seemed as if I must soon perish.
Pitchy blackness surrounded me, lflr
the fog was utterly dense, and dripping
with chilling moisture.
I couldn't tell hardly which way the
increasing waves were coming, so, de
spite my efforts, my frail craft was fill
ing with water.
In another short half hottr. prolMi.bly
less. 1 must drown.
Then faintly from somewhere cam#
the sound of u bell. •-Ding-dong-din?
dong." Was it from a ship at and.
Catching its direction I slowly ai.
painfully worked my oars in a last des
perate struggle to reach it. Ding
dong-ding-dong." a was gaining
no.v I was close to its welcome sound,
straining my eyes looking for the an
chored vessel, and calling, and scream
ing for help.
Ding-dong." I was on top of a
big wave, powerless to guide my boat,
the bell sounding not ten feet away.
A bigger wave struck me broadside
filling my boat. 1 was sinking, and
aid apparently at hand. -'Help!
Help!" 1 shrieked.
•Ding-dong. Then si crash—a
flood of water and I was pitched from
wave's crest against a floating ob
ject—what, for the moment. I knew
not. I felt the boat sinking. With
th£ instinct of a drowning person I
leaped and clutched as I struck the
second time the thing and found my
self. as the poor boat disappeared,
swallowed by the water, on the iron
skeleton frame of a bell buoy.
There, standing on its platform,
grasping the iron uprights, nearly
washed off with every wave, and lis
tening to its awful "ding-dong'' from
the bell over my head I stuck 'till the
blessed daylight came and the fog
cleared away in the sunshine.
An incoming steamer found me half
dead hanging there, and rescued me
from the sharks, which they said were
swimming around and waiting for the
breakfast, which, thank heaven, I
didn't make.
Two of a Kind—Alniwl
He passed down the aisle of the ear
to the scat occupied only by a man
wearing a weed on his hat, and there
halted and sat down, and every pas
senger thought it was a funny thing
that two men. each a widower, should
thus be brought together. At least
one of the widowers also thought it
funny, for after a bit he turned nnd
Your wife dead?"
So1 s mine. Tours die of fever?"
--So did mWtfk Loving, faithful and
"So was mine. Broke you up, didn't
So it did me. Couldn't eat nothing
for half a day. Have a big funeral
•So did I. Counted thirty-one
buggies and wagons. Got a grave
stone up yit?"
"Neither have I. Death is an. -.aw
ful sad thing, ain't it?*
"But we must make the beat Of lt»*
We cannot help the dead by mourning.
Got your eye on a second wife?"
"No, sir!11 wa^the indignant reply.
How long's your wife bin dead?"
"A year."
The other picked up his valise from
the floor, vacated his seat, and as he
started for the car ahead he said:
-Stranger. I though we were two of
a kind, but I diskiver that I'm wrong
in my ftggers. One of us tells the
truth, and the other is a gaul darned
liar, if I die for it! Good day!"
Nome Egg f)np«ratltloiMk
The ancient Finns believed that a
mystic bird laid an egg on the lap of
Vaimainou, who hatched it in his
bosom. He let it fall into the water
and it broke, the lower portion forming
the earth, th6Upper the sky: the liquid
white became the sun and the yolk the
moon, while the little fragments of
broken shell were transformed into
stars. English and Irish nurses in
struct children when they have eaten a
boiled egg to always push the spoon
through /the bottom of the shell "or
else the witches will make boats of
them." In' France a similar custom
prevails, but tho reason assigned for it
is that magicians formerly used eggs
in concocting their diaUlk*4 *ilib
V ,„ ••••//•••••••.
No Longer First.
Georgia it no longer the empire date
of the wuth. Texas has surpassed that
place. But still Georgia is a fine state,
and aeeordlng to the reports of its
newspapers is rapidly growing in pop
ulation and wealth. New enterprises
are springing up on -every hand,
modern ideas prevail and its citizens
generally are eager to improve their
v/' i V
PAPiTMEXT is jomplete.
a stylish city,
Also a beautiful line
WAl-l, l*APKK. OKI «,
S2v£Xp 2z
in the city. lours for style,
w srtiijWt lifm!
jgjtacTj* the Op
[j School-House Shoe,
ETTER 1*11 AN EYET? prepired to supply their customers witft
fcfitsomWe goods." Call and s«e otir fine new* line of
has placed in stock a delightful line i dress goods, eaibraeing the
very latest patterns in
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Lady's Cloth. Brilliantines,
Tole du Xords, Outing Flannels, Knicker
bocker Dress Goods, Etc,
And a Complete Assortment of Dress Trinminp.
Ami in order that th«y may not be disappointed, and tlat the ladies
of Madison may be e&ablea to *mvi»«e
visitors thai Madison is 1
Ginghams and Prints. A stylish line
an1 BovVHafs pint received. Th«* Targes! of 5
Madison, South Dakota.
Makes a specialty of first mortgage and real estate loans. Buy
municipal, county and school bonds and other securities.
Quaker City National Bai*k, Philadelphia, Pemi.
National Bank of Illinois, Chicago, 111.
Sioux Falls National Bank, Sioux Falls, S. D.
W. P. 6MITH, President. M. W. DALY, Vice-President. & A. TROW, Guhlit
Capital 150,000. Surplus $16,000.
A General Banking Business Transacted,
Will remit money to any part of the Old World, and sell tickets to and fr|Mn
principal European ports on any of the leading lines of steamboats.
City *nd Municipal Bonds bought and sold.
Plush Goods, Album** Fine Toilet bo*r*
,£ftjshe«, Combs, Toys, Fancy Goods,
Joints, Oils,Varnishes,CalsomiQi
Wall Paper, and a full line of
Patent Medicines.
Prescriptions carefully compounded daf
or nieht.
E. H. CLAFP, Vice Free,
i. L. JONES, Ass't See*y & Treae.
Northwestern loan and Banking Co.:
Collection* mtde sad promptly remitted.
First National Bank, Chicago. Chase National Bank, New Yel^
Minnehaha National Bank. Sioux Falls.
City Meal Marl
iKMps eoMtaStty ee kaa« efceteMtl
F*-eeh and Cured Meats, Fish, Pc
ift 86M0B*

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