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The Streets Illuminated by 12 Arc Lights*
Pie Most Complete Plant in the State.
State Chautauqua
At LAKE MADISON, three and one-half miles southeast
of the city. Connected by Motor line
A Large Nnmter of State
Meetings to be held at the
Chautauqua Grounds this
The Lake provided with
the Steamer "City of Mad
ison,'1 capable of parrying
100 persons.
A Beautiful Sheet of Wat Ay, Eight
Miles Long and Two Miles "Wide.
Two and one-half miles west of the city
surrounded by beautiful groves
I of natural timber.
The seat of the State Normal School. Value of Normal
buildings, $55,000. The Normal School is now in ses
sion, with over 125 students from various parts of
state in attendance.
Excellent City Schools. New Central School build*
ing just completed, at a cost of $15,000.
Is the home of Nine Churches!
Excellent Society. Stone and
Brick Business Buildings
and Passenger Division of
the S. M. Div. of the C., M. & St.
P. R'y running north and west. 4
Fine Brick I O-Stall Round House.
Is a great Grain Maf&et. Foftf El
evators, Flat House and Roller
Mill 1100 Cars of Grain shipped
from Lake county since Sept. 1st.
County has NEVER Experienced
Crop Failure.
And FARM LANDS can be purchased at reasonable
prices., HOME9EEKEBS are cordially invited to settle
in this community.
For additional particulars concerning the resources of
this section, prices of City Property, Farm Lands, etc., etc.,
Madison, South Dakota,
HerriMe Discovery Mais If a
Hember of
a ,cw
pltal Staff.
Tkrtfc *meg Cklldrw milpixt ef
Clothing and Left to Starve
or Freeae.
A Michigan Teacher Has a 'Tussle
with a 10-Year-Old Boy MM!
a Revelm*.
NEW YORK, Feb. A2. -Dr. Schults, of
the Preebyterian hospital staff, mad* an
astounding discovery in MI East Side
tenement. He had been called to the
tenement. 476 East Eighty-ninth street,
to attend a young girl who had been
•everely beaten by her father. His
prospective patient lived on the filth
floor, and while the doctor was pasrng
through the hallway on that floor he
heard moaning. The sounds seemed to
tame from a room next to that to which
he was going. After attending to the
injured girl the doctor investigated the
matter. He burst open the door from
which the sounds came and a pitiful
sight met his gaze. Leaning against a
•tore, wkioh had apparently been inno
cent of fire for many days, he saw a
babfi not more than 10 months old,
with ent a stitch of clothing upon its
emaciated body. Its eyes were half
closed and it was moaning with paw. A
few feet away another naked child, a
boy less than 2 years of age, lay on the
floor unconscious from the cold.
Oouehed in a corner not
far from the door was a negro "boy
about 8 years old, devoid of clothing,
like bin companions In misery, and eloee
by his side, as if to keep the warmth in
his wretokad body, was a large mastiff,
who feebly wagged his tail as the doctor
entered. The surgeon questioned e
negro, the only one of the children old
enough to talk, but the little fellow was
so weak that he could hardly gasp out a
dosen words. From what he did say,
however, it was Earned that three chil
dren and the dog had been locked up
without food since Monday night. The
boy said a man had taken them to the
room where they were found, stripped
them of all their clothing and locked
the door upon them. The children were
turned over to the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Children, who will
investigate matter. The whole affair is
shrouded in mystery, as the tenants of
fthe house in which the ohildren were
found, say they know nothing of tke
ease, and were not aware that the chil
dren were in the room where they were
found. The white children found seem
from their appearance to be of Italian
Mlel£it»n Tcuhtr Has a Tvsale witfc a
Papil Md StToWar.
Mich., Feb.
Walked by Paltfc.
SAVANNAS, Ga., Feb. 2».—Eighteen
months ago Miss Emma Evans was
thrown from a carriage while driving
near Perry's Mill, in Tattnal county.
Two of her ribe were broken and her
spins was so badly injured that the
doctor pronounced her case incurable.
Batu/day Miss Evans, who has all her
life been very devout, was silently
prAying that her health might be re
stored, when a strange sensation came
i/ver her. So strong was her faith that
she essayed to rise, and, finding herself
able iu do so, walked about the room, to
the amazement of her relatives.
Amother Coaler Orwhanltl.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 33.—Another
•r. y
York H#
the four colliers that were recently dis
patched to the Pacific by this govern*
ment in expectation of war with Chili,
has been head from and intercepted at
Teneriffe, where it arrived on Thurs
day. The collier coaled up at Cardiff,
and Teneriffe was its first stopping place
on its journey from English to Chilian
waters. This makes three colliers that
have been intercepted in the interest of
economy, and the fourth is expected
daily at Montevideo.
Detroit Journal Sold.
DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 22.—The Detroit
Journal has been sold under chattel
mortgagee aggregating *i1,000, in favor
of World's Fair President Palmer. The
naper was bid is for $43,000 by William
Lfvingstone, Jr., representing Mr.
Batel Bo|tl Vfar* IvqiMt
Feb. xt. -At the tbfrd
day's session of the ooroner's inquest on
the Hotel Royal fire it was stated that
Might Clerk Underwood had not yet
Been found. Hyman Israel, the owner
of the hotol building, gave farther tes
timony. Nothing ef public intereet wee
a. I
*J\"4 v "I ."{k :,-^w
eaarcfc U Da Mada for a LhI Hlaa tm
fcha (irttt Colorado Desert.
Feb. tt.— On next
Sunday Thomas L. Doran and throe
companion*. all experienced in desert
travel, will start from here to hunt for
the lost Pegleg mine, which has bean
one of th# mysteries of the Colordo
desert for thirty years. Doran will pack
train of burros at San Diego with pro
vision for six months, and he will thor
oughly eiplore the desert country where
at least a dozen of his predecessors in
the search have left their bones. The
lost mine lies somewhere in the Colo
rado desert, near Warner's ranch, about
a hund4 miles from Los Angeles. It
was discovered in 1K30 by an old trap
per named Pegleg Smith, who fonnd a
gold nugget on three little hills but did
not know it was gold until he reached
Los Angeles. When gold was discov
ered by Marshall, Pegleg Smith de
termined to hunt for this desert mine,
but was driven off by Indians.
About lNf,5 a miner was brought into
dan Bernardino almost dead from priva
tions in the desert. He reoovered and
showed rich specimens which he had
found iii the three hills not far from
Warner- ranch, and which, from the
description*, were identified as the Peg
leg mine. He had $7,000 in nuggets
and dust and gave the doctor who cured
him (2.000. He arranged to lead a
party to the mine, but suddenly sick
ened and died, and his secret perished
with him. An Indian vaquero, who
lived at Wafer's ranch, often rode oat
into the df aert and returned with gold
dust, which he blew in on sprees in
Los Angeles, but was so cunning no one
could track him. Within the last ten
years no less than five parties have
started to search for the Pegleg mine.
In each case disaster and death have
followed. Tom Cover, a rich orange
grower of Riverside, lies dead on the
desert, a victim to his desire to find this
mine. Whether he succambed to thirst
or was murdered by old enemies is not
Doran has already spent one yea* in
the desert searching for the Pegleg
mine, without success, but he attributes
his faikire to lack of system. He said:
"It is an almost unknown region. The
country is barren and rough, and it is
hotter in some places than hades. The
heat literally dries up all the moisture
in a person's body, and a few days have
generally driven the explorer back into
civilization. Every foot of the way is
winding biek rocks,and under each rock
is a ratOTsnalte"* So dtpath laiics every
where in the earth and air of the Color
ado desert. I am positive the mine is
somewhere in the Northeastern part of
the desert, and we will systematically
search the whole place until we find
those golden hills."
Doran has the map said to have been
made by Pegleg Smith before he died,
giving as nearly as he could the location
of the mine. With this map and his
previous experience ho hopes to get a
fortune such as came to Alexander
Montgomery, of San Francisco, by his
recent discovery of the lost
Mojave desert.
Townsend street school one of the
teachers had occasion to punish a 10
year-old pupil named Guy Cottington.
She had struck him twioe when he
pulled out a revolver. Pointing the
weapon at the teacher he said if she
struok him again he would shoot her.
After a slight struggle the teacher suc
ceeded in taking the revolver from the
boy before it was discharged. A can
vass of the school was made and a num
ber of children under age were found
who had revolvers and are accustomed
to carry them. Three of the boys con
tinually go armed.
in the
Fighting Hit Son's Widow.
KEOKUK, la., Feb. 22.— Last Jnne
George Vollers, a successful young
grocer, died, leaving a wife of but two
months. On his deathbed he made a
will bequeathing to her all his some
what extensive estate. Under an Iowa
law the father of a son dying intestate
and without issue is entitled to one-half
the property. Frederick Vollers, father
of the deceased, brought suit to have
the will set aside, alleged that his
eon was unduly influenced in making
the will, and also that the son did not
sign it. After the evidence had been
taken, to the surprise of all, the plain
tiff dismissed the suit without preju
dice. He has now filed another peti
tion, making like allegations and asking
that the will be set aside and the estate
divided between himself and MfS. Toi
An Immime Smokestack.
DENVER, Colo., Feb.
and Grant Smelting company is going
to erect an immense smokestack, 330
feet high and 16 feet in diameter. This
will probably be the largest smokestack
in the country. Into this will be trained
all the smoke that now issues from a
dozen small stacks, and, on account of
the great height, the smoke that will be
carried to it will pass entirely over the
city and do away with the smoky at
mosphere in the vicinity of the smelter.
A Chicago CHrl Disappear*.
CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—Englewoodiooiety
is greatly excited over the mysterious
disappearance of Miss Cora Vance, a 10
yesr-uld daughter of the manager of the
Champion Reaper and Mower company.
Mian Vanoe is a very beautiful girl, au
accomplished musician, and the posses
sor of an extraordinary soprano voice.
Shortly before noon Miss Vance left her
home to take her music lesson, and,
about 2 o'clock called at 69 Dearborn
street. Since that time she has not been
seen, and it is believed she has been ab
Beats to the Seaboard.
WHMLIKO, W. Va., Feb. St—The
Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad has
secured what it has been seeking for
years—direst connection with the sea
board. A meeting of Wheeling and
Lake Erie and Baltimore end Ohio
freight and passenger agents was held
in this city end arrangements consum
mated for the direct transfer of bn sin see
from eqe coed to tke other in thip otty.
Tbe deel gives the two roads the short
set route known between the AttaMfte
seaboard and tke lakes.
Three Tenng Members ef a Michigan
Family Bnrned In Their
Several Citizens Who Attempted Their
iiescue Also Badly Burned —An
Oil Explosion.
Lightning Strike^ a Kansas Powder
Mill and It Is No More.
IRONWOOD, Mioh., Feb. S8—A store
building whose first floor was occupied
as a saloon and the second story as a
residence, by Charles de Long camps,
was burned and three children were
burned to death. The fire originated in
the kitchen from an explosion of kero
sene and spread like a flash through the
building. The mother, with a two
weeks-old babe in her arms, and the
two eldest children were rescued with
great difficulty. Albert, Marie and
Charles, aged 7,5 and 2 years, respec
tively were burned within the building.
Several prominent citizens were seri
ously burned while attempting the res
cue of the little ones.
Ligbtalag Strikes a Powder Mill Md 440
Kegs Oo OST with a Dane.
COLLMBW, Kan., Feb. 22. At 11 p.
m. lightning struck the glazing mill of
the Laflin-Rand powder works, situated
about four and a half miles north of
this city, exploding 440 kegs of powder,
which were undergoing the process of
glazing, scarcely leaving enough of the
material of the building to mark the
site. The storm was so severe that the
explosion of such a great quantity of
powder was not distinguishable at this
place from the numerous heavy peals of
thunder. The powder mills of the com
pany at this place are the next to the
largest in the United States. The works
include a large number of buildings,
but none except the glazing works were
9e»r Ha Is
WINNIPEG, Man.. Feb. SF. -Th* ex
traordinary disappearance of Matthew
Riley, master machinist of the Canadian
Pacific railway work shops, creates
anxiety here. For some time he had
been suffering from inflnenra. Three
days ago he arose from his bed, took
some money out of the drawer and told
his mother he was going to see a dootor.
Since then there has been no trace of
him, although police and relatives
searched diligently. Some fear foul
play, but the most plausible theory is
that while in a delirious state he
wandered off on the prairie and has been
Fasle Aaaoag Children.
LOWDON, Feb. £8.—During a magic
lantern performance for children in
a building situated on Gray's Inn
road, W. C., a lamp used in the en
tertainment was accidentally turned
over and broken. The oil ignited at once
and in an instant the place caught on
fire. A panic ensued. A number of
children were knocked down and tram
pled upon in the awful struggle. It
was found that twenty of the children
had been more or less seriously injured,
and fears are entertained that two of
them will die.
Na Uvea Loafc,
Feb. A terrible
fire broke out at midnight' in the four
story Waller block, 032 Fourth avenue.
The lower floor was full of sleeping peo
ple, but all were rescued by the firemen.
It took fourteen engines, a water towor,
and five hook and ladder companies to
subdue the flames. Three firemen were
hurt, George Hume seriously. The
loeses are fully coverby insurance.
Had a Horse Dootor.
Minn., Feb.
weeks ago the oldesi daughter of M.
Huss, a faruer, two miles from here,
died, and other members of tke family
have been sick ever since. About two
weeks ago two of the boys died, aged 9
and 11 Wednesday another boy aged
17 died at 8 o'clock and the mother at b,
or a total of five in as many weeks,
with four more very dangerously sick.
No regular physician has attended them,
only a horse doctor of the neighborhood,
but now the citizens of the village are
aroused and will insist that a regular
physician be employed. The is
supposed to be typhoid fever.
Made a Rich Strike.
RAPID CITY, S. D., Feb. 22.—Reliable
word has reached this city of an im
mense strike in the Keystone mine,
twenty-two miles from here, on Battle
creek. The wkole body explored is
rich, while an inch vein, well defined,
runs $21,(00 to the ton. It is thought
by many that the Keystone, now de
veloped for 200 feet, with cross cuts,
will excel tke Homeatake and rival the
greatest nines in the world. \4
Tke I.ogieri' Boads Destroyed,
Tke wps and downs of the loggtts
would be amusing this winter if it Was
hot for serious aspects. With a
of sleighing they put on a
number of extra teame, when yes
y the sun shone hoi and their roads
van into the river and disappeared,
leaving the teams with nothing to do.
ate Senator Groneweg, of Couneil
Bluffs, spoke for the Anti-prohibitionists
and Senator Herman, of Independence,
against the repeal of the present law.
The debate was spirited and consider
able cross flre was produced. The moet
exciting scene, however, came after the
Senate adjourned.
Senator Finn, of Taylor county, and
A newspaper correspondent named BL
M. Belvel engaged in a qnarrel in the
lobby and the senator knocked ha
newspaper m.iu down with a succession
of well directed blows, Belvei, in some
Of his papers, had commented rather
severely on Finn and the part th»
latter took in the prohibition debate.
Belvel said, among other things, that
Finn was a libertine, an aes
a scoundrel, unworthy as a man to rep
resent au intelligent community, and
unworthy to speak for the homee of
Belvel also cast insinuatiuns in regard
to the flowers received by Finn from
the "women of Iowa.'* That Finn had
great provocation u admitted by all
Belvel is acting as doorkeeper of the
senate. He is an old soldier and partly
crippled. Finn kept pounding him after
he had him down and would have beaten
him within an inch of his life had not
others interfered. The matter stirred
np more excitement than the Schmidt
hill. Finn, as legislator, is exempt from
arrest for misdemeanor.
Terror Slrliken Teaenseat* eava Kr*rr~
thin* Hehtud in Their Iaek for ZJfe
NEW YORK, Feb. 22.—Fire in tho
Percival flat* on West Forty-second
street caused considerable excitement
for a while, the terror stricken tenants
leaving everything behind their fran
tic dash for their lives. While the ee
cupants of the lower floors were In
comparatively light danger, the position
of those of the upper floors was more
serious, those who escaped by the stair
way lighting their way through tho
smoke and heat while those who were
driven back sought to make their es
cape by the fire escape. Ladders were
hastily raised and several women too
frightened or excited to avail themselves
of fire escapes were carried down to £ha
ground by the firemen. The flre had by
this time assumed proportions which
rendered the flre department's efforts
futile. The rear of tha building from
the third floor upward .van completely
gutted and the lower floors completely
deluged. The loss of tenents was very
heavy, many of them losing almost a•
of their personal effects. The loss is in
timated at $§0,000, fully insured.
Craetoa OSielaU
Raid teleeSMI
Receipts: HON,
'T! ir
•ml aa
An fawa Senator Comes
Feb. 22.—
In the asm-
OambUng Hnnsm
CREKTON, la., Feb. *2. A saloon war
has broken out, but the prohibitionists
did not start it. Marshal Maxwell
closed all the saloons but one, the D&
low place, the proprietor of which dM
not obey the order. Late at night
Frank Morton, a saloon keeper, was
evictad by a writ of ejectment, and he
at once swore out a search warrant for
the Summit house basement saloon, and
a large quantity of liquor was seised.
After midnight the police raided the.
gambling house over Dillow's and oap
tured the inmates und a wagon load of
gambling took, inoluding a faro ontfit
and crap table. The gamblers were
fined, thw alleged keeper, Sam Bard, be
ing held in $300. The gambling tools
Were ordered destroyed.
GILBERT, the widely
known aeronaut, at New York.
GILBERT Euorr GairFiN, who intro
duced thy money order and railway
mail system* in the United SUfe*. at
Kingston, Ont.
It Pawl Uulon
Stock Tarda
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Feb. 23, llfti.
HOOH—&<SKic lower. Yard* cleared aariy t«
packer*. Range,
CATTLE St«uly very FEW hold OVERT IA
tho pcus and freah receipts very
few practi
cally NO business WHS done for LACK EL
only nominal. IV.AU*
steers, SLS'LFT
3.50 priuiw cows. good COW*, I'.'L
®2.40 common to fair cowi, LI$M
•eal calve*, huavy calves,
3.£ stocker*, feedara,
bullc, STATFS ami oxen. $l.AFTI$2.26.
SHERP Steady. Muttons, HL0QM.7%
lambs, TT.00^4.76
stookers and FEEDERS,
steep, nose.
cattle, SO calvea, 6
MlanaapolU Orsla.
WHEAT- February closed, »7c May. OPAS^
fng, MH»C highest, 89c: lowest, HHK.
•SFTC. On track No. 1 hard, No. I Nortfc
arn, TOFE NO.
Northern, 85c.
Chleafra Lire ttssh.
Psb. 22,1MB.
CATTLJC—Markat steady.
HOGS- Market steady. Heavy,
mixed and itood medium, $4.4A#4.9fc I%ki,
ttliKKF-Market staadjr.
Receipts Gatti* 1.UUU hogs, 13.1001 ALMSFE
ffcleac* Oral
a aod FraThlssa
»I U'NU AUO, Fab. K, 1MI
OMWUOJ eatoss
CORN May, 41HC.
PORK May. $ll.S7*».
cuMuira raient,
WHEAT-February. Kay. WMfS.
CORN-February. Marek.
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