MADISON, SOt'TH DAKOTA.
THURSDAY EVE- APRIL 20,1898.
TKKMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
By mall, 1 ye ..
By mall, S month* -JX
By mail. s mouths
Daily, by carrier, per week
TH* VAIL? I.«AIKH
RKES a serial feature o
Co'DtubtnR informal concerntna t»i» advan
ind Tpwiirftsi n( the city "f .Ka«t.^on an
•\t *t*t« at laiye, entiiling ii to ih«
,«lwtls*r* of every da**.
J. P. STAHL. Proprietor
To morrow is Arbor D^y. Plwt a
Women were not allowed to vole at
the •ohool election in Aberdeen
Rev. P. A. Burdick, of Aberdeen, hM
been invited to a cha'r in Mitchali uni
"Bud" Taylor is back to Huron again,
minus the land comnrissiwnership, of
oouree. What next?
A handsome program of the tWSth an
nual tournament of the South Dakota
Firemen's association, which takes place
June 6th-9th, at Mitchell, has just been
issued from the Republican office of that
lo the Iffinual oratorical o0Brte*t of
Yankton college to represent that insti
tution in the state intercollegiate con
test at Redtield, May, 19, 1863, T. A.
Stubbins was awarded the first prize of
|25, and A. B. Rowell the second prize
of $15. There were five contestants.
The great labor strikes of Belgium,
which threatened to create a revolution
and overthrow the government, have
been quieted by the chamber passing the
bill providing for a change in the con
stitution granting universal suffrage.
Thus do the common people more and
more assert themselves.
Dead wood dispatch, 17: Fred Erick
sen has been arrested here for smug
gling. The contraband goods are valued
at $1,000, and consist of 92 dozen razors
end 30 dozen kHivee. The goods came
from Sweden to Montreal, thence via
tmt down Lake Michigan to Indiana,
Ifhey have been confiscated and Erick
flpn put under bonds of $500.
A dearer understanding
Campbell's decision in the Huron capital
||ond case would indicate that where
have4fallenJinto innocent PURCHAS
ERS' hands they are valid but only BO far
4(3 they were not issued in excess of the
constitutional limit as regards amount.
But owing to ,tbis limitation a large
quantity of the bonds are worthless.
Bridgewater has a sensation.. Chas.
Young, alias Henry West and James
Develin stole a team from Bert Michaelis
and started toward Sioux Falls. The
latter discovering the theft started in
pursuit. In the meantime Develin re
turned hy another route, stole a mule of
Michaelis, borrowed a road cart ?f a
neighbor and ran away with Michaelis'
wife, leaving her three children abed.
When the injured man returns and tinds
his wrongs multiplied so grievously, bis
wrath may know no bounds. Young al
so left creditors to the extent of about
$300. There is every prospect of cap
turing the parties.
'wo hundred and tifty-one ladies voted
in Sioux Falls
school election day and
the Press of that city scouts the idea
that women want to vote, because these
were only one-seventh of the total voters.
What of it? Or how does that effect
the merits of the case that they should
have a right to vote when they want to?
That is nearly as larjje a vote in propor
tion as the men of Madison cast in their
municipal election I uesilay, and yet no
one ridicules their privilege either to
vote or stay at home, just as they please.
People will take part in elections just as
their personal or patriotic interests im
pel at the time, and this interest will
vary greatly as the occasion requires
We notice the Frets is very reluctant to
give the ladies the opportunity to vote
at a municipal election when their inter
est might require it. This is
argumentem ad honimem neque aequam
A Capitalist Mining.
CHICAGO, April 20.— Lyman B. Lamb,
wealthy capitalist of Akron, O., who
has been in the city about a month, hw
been missing since Monday under very
peculiar circumstances. On the morn
ing of that day he gave into the hands
Jacob Newman, a lawyer in the
Chamber of Commerce building, with
whom he was negotiating a heavy real
•state deal, a satchel eontaingf28,000 to
re for him while lie stepped across the
.reet into a restaurant for something
to eat. Mr. Lamb has not been seen
Since and the money still remains in the
possession of Mr. Newman. Detectives
nave been detailed to work on the case.
Declared a Dividend.
BALTIMORE, April 20.-The directors
©f the Baltimore and Ohio
company have declared a dividend of
1* per cent on the common stock for
the six months ending Dec. 31, lt*92,
and a dividend of 5 per cent on the
Stock of the Washington branch for the
ftix months ending March 81. ]$t$.
is?-:,. Ti»« .Secret Oat.
t.7 Helen—Why do they charge so much
Jfor sending a messenger boy a few miles
v mp town?
s Jack—Probably because he outgrows
I fiiti aniform before he gets back.—Cloth
iers and Haberdashers' Weekl*.-
ash. 4®$)J U A
Vetoed the Hygeta Bill.
April 20. —Governor
Peck has sent to the senate an official
communication vetoing the bill allow
ing the Wisconsin Water company to
lay pipes across the industrial school
grounds at Wankesha. The veto was
unanimously sustained by the senate.
This is a substantial victory for the vil
lage of Waukesha. The matter is now
entirely in the hands of the snprems
Protest Against Disinfection.
WASHINGTON, April 20.—A protest
has been entered at the treasury depart
ment by agents of the consignees
against the decision of Surgeon General
vVyman, to have coffee shipped from
Genoa to the United States disinfected
by smoking it with sulphur. The coffee
in question consists of 1,000 bags, and
came originally from Aden, Africa. It
is alleged that cholera is suspected to
have existed in Aden. On the other
hand it is asserted that coffee smoked
in the fumes of sulphur is unsaleable
and unfit for use.
Matters of More or LMS Importance
Tersely Tonohed Upon.
The immense Ljnsna Voxna sawing
works at Soederhamn, on an inlet of the
Gulf of Bothnia, have been destroyed
by fire. Loss $600,000.
The Mississippi Valley Rowing asso
ciation will hold its annual regatta at
Minnetonka^ this summer under the
auspices of like Minneapolis Carnival
Surveyors are at work on the proposed
electric line between Stillwater and St.
Paul, and it will probably be construct
ed this season. The road will
by way of Wildwood.
The Canadian Pacific has announced
that it will make a one-fare rate from
all its Western points to points in East
ern Canada, good for the return by way
of Chicago. This is the lowest rate yet
granted to the exposition.
The surveyor-general of the marine
hospital service has directed an investi
gation of the report that cholera has
broken out at Winnipeg. Reports from
Halifax confirmed the story of sickness
on board and the bagtrafire fumi orated.
Fire at Los Angeles.
Los AXQKLER, Cal., April 20.—Fire in
the town of Bedonda destroyed the
Ocean View hotel and a number of
business houses. Total loss, $60,000.
Anti-Trust Bill in New York.
ALBANY, April 20.—The bill prepared
by the senate committee on general
laws to prohibit combinations formed
to advance the price of the necessaries
of life, passed the assembly, and
goes to the governor.
Drove if im to Suicide.
YAJTKTON, S. D., April 20.—John C.
House, whose wife abandoned him and
her 13 children last week, committed
suicide by taking carbolic acid.
The Black Jack Ina.
A few days ago the ancient "hostel
rie" familiar to readers of Dickens as the
"Black Jacfc:," in Portsmouth street,
Clare Market, closed its doors forever, as
the entire block of buildings surround
ing it is about to be demolished. The
"Black Jack" is the house to which Sam
Weller escorted his master when that
gentleman was in search of Low ton, Mr.
Perker's clerk, on which occasion Mr.
Pickwick heard the story of the "Queer
Client," related by the mysterious law
The "Black Jack" has for many years
been a veritable mecca to the medical
students who have successfully braved
the terrors of the examination room, for
it was customary for them to adjourn to
its hospitable bar and duly inscribe the
the names of the fortunate medicos ia a
register kept in the house for that spe
cial purpose. Among the signatures to
be seen are those of James Paget and
Andrew Clarke, together with many
others who have since attained celebrity.
The death of the "Black Jack" adds
oue more to the ghostly taverns which
have abounded in the immediate vicin
ity. The "Spotted Dog," the "White
Lion" of Jack Kheppard notoriety, the
"Bull's Head." where Hogarth met his
brother artists, and the "Spiller's Head,"
the Savage club of those lays, all stood
within a few Tarda.—Lonorm New*.
Th* Present Prtnca Albert Cost.
Now, while there is scch a deal said
and written about women's clothes and
whether hoopskirts are to have the in
nings, why not turn the masculine eye
downward and take in the absurdity of
the Prince Albert coat? This season it
is long enough to serve as a real frock
that could be "draped" with advantage
or even wired to keep it out, as a crino
line advocate observes Most men im
I rove in their evening dress, convention
al as it is, but long experience forbids
me to say 1 ever saw Adonis in the style
of coat bearing Wales' name as an ex*
cuse for beingt Those who are not
Adonises nor a royal personage are aim
ply not in it, or rather they are, to their
despite and personal disadvantage. Pray,
laeadames, cry off from crinoline awhile
and use your eloquence on the tailors,
who certainly require regenerating in
gytters of taste and fitness of tbian,«r»
The Man of Ail Others,
Three girls areexchanging confidences
and telling each other what sort of men
they like best.
First Girl—I like a man with a past
A man with a past is always interesting.
Second Girl—That's true, but I don't
think he is nearly so interesting as a
man with a future.
Third Girl—The man who interests
me is the man with a present.—Ex
Police Captain—Did you investigate
the robberies in the St. Closette flats?
Detective—Yej^ but liave nothing to
report. ,, --r
"No d0^ Xk"r T*
"None sa fer, Weht around f.» me
museums and arrested all the living
skeletons on suspicion, but every one of
«a prov«dan alibi."-~New York Weekly.
A GIRL'8 SELF OACRIf ICE,
KM Was a "Kpolled Child," but S*»#AI»
priioil the Whole Family.
There is a sweet girl I know who is a
bit self willed. She is the youngest of
four sisters, and—oh, f-jeak it low—is a
bit spoiled, though sho doesn't think so,
but what spoiled child ever does? Well,
her eyes had been troubling her for a
long time, but no amount of persuasion
on the part of the family could induct)
her to see an oculist. She is young and
pretty and could not bear to think of
putting on the "horrid things." The
family all thought her a bit frivolous
and grew quite impatient over the af
fair, but that dear child proved herself a
heroine in a way and went up several
pegs in the estimation of the family.
Supplied with her monthly allowance,
she went shopping with a list long
enough to swallow up all her shekels.
There was a new gown, a hat and gloves
and innumerable accessories to Vxi
bought so, after informing the family
of her departure and dropping out a
liint that she might perhaps stop at the
oculist's, she urged one of the sisters to
go with her and sallied forth. Thev
wended their way to the oculist's first
of all, hoping the while that there was
nothing serious the matter. But the
oculist looked grave and gave so many
tests that the girls began to doubt that
wishing made any difference, and when
he announced a grave disorder in the
sight of the pretty blue eyes and that
it was absolutely necessary that she
should wear glasses constantly their last
hopes fled, and the girls fell to discussing
the advisability of eyeglasses or specta
cles and finally decided upon the latter
as much more sensible, tince they were
to be worn constantly.
After being fitted and paying the bill
that "spoiled child" tore up her shop
ping list, with the remark, "It's no use
papa cannot let me have any more money
just now, you know, so IH have to go
without those things." So away went
the principal part of the list—the new
gown an impossible luxury, and only a
few necessary articles being purchased.
Maybe I wasn't proud of Dolly, and
maybe the whole family—father, mother
and all—weren't proud of her self sacri
fice and didn't think her a brave, sensi
ble girl and weren't a little bit surprised
that she had spirit enough to do itf
Well, I only said, "maybe they
weren't." So they were, and, do you
know, I think she will turn out a sweet,
sensible woman yet, in spite of the fact
that she has always been the family pet
and had her own way pretty much all
bee life.—Buffalo News.
Position of th« Feet la Walkings
There is but one opinion among physi
ologists as to the proper position of the
feet, and that is thoroughly opposed t(
the opinions of the dancing master or tht»
drill sergeant. A study of ancient sculjv
ture will show that no such conventional
method of standing or walking wai*
known among the Greeks. Here the feet
are turned straight ahead, with no in
clination to the right or left. This is the
position which our sculptors prescribe
for their models as the most natural and
graceful one in standing and walking.
Dr. Thouiaa Ellis, one of the highest
authorities, in a monograph on this sub
ject names the "fair, square" position in
walking as the most easy and natural one,
giving the greatest support to the body
with the least exertion. In this position
the feet are placed "straight ahead," and
the lines of the footsteps are slight ly apart
and are parallel. This is the light, alert
walk of the Arab and is different from
the stealthy step of the "Red Indian.
While the Indian holds his feet straight
out, he steps so that a single line could
be drawn through his footprints.
Dr. Ellis goes so far as to attribute the
deformity of flat footedness to the habit
ual turning out of the toes. He calls
attention to the arched foot and fine car
riage of the Arab as the result of his
manner of planting his feet on the
Superintendent Forbuiih of the gypsy
moth commission says that a band of
burlap tied about the trees has proved
an efficient trap for the gypsy moth, and
that as many other species of insects in
jurious to trees were also found in these
traps he urges farmers to apply them
generally. Among the insects caught
were many borers, and the application of
this simple trap will be further effica
cious in preventing the spread of the
borers. The trap consists simply of a
piece of burlap a few inches wide tied
about the tree, the bark having been
first scraped so as to furnish a smooth
place to tie it on the tree.
The upper part of the burlap is then
loosely turned over the string, and all
those insects which crawl up the trunks
of trees- to secrete themselves in the
loosp bark or other hiding places will be
found in the burlap if it is put on at the
right time. It must be applied at the
season when insects are ascending. The
trap should be looked after every few
Ftuu»e» Don't Pay.
Fusses about taxes don't always pay—
a truth that is as forcible on the Maine
side of the border as in Canada. It is
illustrated by the experience of a Cana
dian farmer whose laud, mostly in one
parish, extended a little within the
bounds of another parish—St. Ours—in
which he was subjected to a tax of 41
cents. He refused to pay, and a suit en
sued. He won at first, but an appeal was
taken, with the result that after a long
fight the case was decided against him,
and he had not only the tax to pay with
interest, but $1,200 in costs and expenses
besides, taking his whole farm. He prob
ably will have one satisfaction from th«
suit—he will not have any more taxes to
Hi* Opinion off Giiia,
"Correct. What does it mean?"
"If a little girl should do sOmetidiig
heroic, what would you call herT*
"A freak."—Good News.
liiNHBAPOUs, April 20.—Joseph it'
Mark ham, the well known represent*.,
tive from the Fifty-third district, stood
before Judge Hooker during the after*
noon to answer to two indictment*
charging bribery. The accused repr*-v
sentative is charged with offering to ac
cept a bribe of $ 1.200 for aiding to get a
certain bill through the state legisla
ture. He was given until April 98 to
plead, hail being fixed at $4,000.
Postal Burglars Bound Over.
MOORHKAD. Minn., April 20.—United
States Commissioner Tillotson has
bound two men to the United States
district court for breaking into th»
postoffice at Alexandria. Deputy Mar
shal Tollman has taken them to St.
Beir to $10,000,000.
Dlfffi&iT. Mich., April 20.—Alfre^
Woods has received official notice the
by the death of his father in England,
the family, consisting of hitmeii, three
brothers and three sister^, have been
left a fortune of $10,000,000.
Sawmill and Lumber Barmt
NEW ORLEANS, April 20.—The Peli
can sawmill has been destroyed by fire
also a million feet of lumber with no
insurance. Thirty cottages and a pile
driver were also burned.
Buffalo Plasterer* Strike.
BUFFALO, April 20.—All the plasterer*,
in Buffalo, with the exception of about
40, are on strtka to enforce their de
mand for $3.50 per day.
Passenger Train Wrecked.
ST. LOUIS, April 20.—Passenger train
No. 65. on the Iron Mountain road, was
wrecked near Victoria, 39 miles south
of here. Conductor Dates, two train
men and three jwissengers were badly
Erninrii Forming a GabiiMM.
NEW YORK, April 20.—The Herald's
cable from Valparaiso says: President
Montt has formally accepted the resig
nations of the members of his cabinet.
Senor Errazuriz has accepted the tasii
of forming a new ministry.
Died While Driving.
NEW YORK, April 20.—John Laffert,
of Flatbush, L. L, millionaire and mem
ber of banking and trust institutions,
died suddenly, while out driving, of
heart disease, aged 67.
Watches and Clocks of every de
Kepairiug a Specialty.
In Wood's dnig 9§©m
fj\ I am now prepared to do
paper hanging and decor
ating oil short notice.
Leave orders at
Smith's Drug Store.
6««. M. JFmrmtr. C. J. JfurtMt
ATTORNEYS $ COUNSELORS AT LAW
Office over J. J. Fitzgerald's st«re.
H. J. Patterson,
Telephone connected with office
and Jones' feed store.
V. D. Frrra, M. X, FITTS,
President. Vice President.
W.A. MACKAT, G. L. MCCALLIBTEB,
CstkUx* Awi«uuit Cashier.
Capital aid Surplus, $61,500.
A General Banking Busl.
Foreign and thmwtic Exchange Bought ana
Oofleethnt a 8pool afty.
Salety Deposit Vaults.
Steamship tickets by all UBM to alt pouts ia
WMonejr tossed on real estate tor Batten
Chemicai National Bank, New York.
Union Trnn Company, Chicago.
Chtrtnical National Bank, Chisago.
National Bank of Commerce, Mlnneapoll
en* Fall* National Bank, Sioox Falls S.
As usual, our seed de
partment is now full
In Mas "[mm
than any Catalogue.
I0HT FORGET THAI.
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WE HAVE A
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tine line of 8(10 BfUSnBS.
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THE MADISON STATE BANK
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