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THE DAILY LEADER
WEDENSDAVTJULY 17, IWX. TKKMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. By mail, 1 y*ar ..$6.00 Bv mail, month* 0l» By mail,:! month* 1 -6® Dmlv, hy oarrifr, per wNk TO ADVKKTISEBS. TAS Dult Lbadik MAKE* a special feature of tttruiohiui information concerning thf advantage# aD'l re*ourc««a of th«* city of Madison and of tb* •lute HI laiy* entitlinsr It to th» patronage of ad »«rtit«ern ol ever) claco. J. F. ST A HI., Proprietor. (fovernmwit surveyors nre at work several parts of South i)akota the more important contractors Jbeiatf F. W. Pet tigrew, of Sioux Falls, whose contract covers 12 townships in Meyer county. He will survey along the south fork of White river, in Meyer and Pratt counties, in the Rosebud Indian reser vation. Charles H. Hates, of Yankton, has a contract for surveying ceiled lands to Gregory and Todd counties and the abandoned Fort Randall reservation Mr. Bates will also establish the eastern boundary of the Rosebud. It is in this section that many settlers have long waited for a survey that would enable them to properly bound their claims, •nd not a few are deeply grieved be cause their lines run otherwise than where they expected, thus cutting off in some instances much of the cultivat ed lands. Other surveyors will work in the Rosebud, Lower Brule and Pine Ridge agencies for Indian allotment pur poses. Nearly 1,01)0,UK* acres yre includ ed in these surveys. Deputy Hartger ing, of Rapid 'Jity, will subdivide lands east of the south fork of the Cheyenne river opposite the mouths of Spring and Rapid creeks, in Washington and Zie bach counties, in South Dakota. Warner, Brown county, suffered the loss by tire of a large general store, Odd Fellows hall, a church and a vacant building, on the 15th inst. entailing a loss of about $10,000. Insurance i3,000. The Jpostoftice building was soorched. The^fire company of Aberdeen went down on a Special train and kept the flames from spreading to other buildings elevators, etc., thus saving much proper ty- _________ Chas. A. Pillsbury, the big miller of Minneapolis, says: "I thought on July 1 that Minnesota, North and South Da kota would yield 140,000,000 bushels of wheat, as against about 115,000,000 last year. Now I think the extreme possi bility is 125,000,000 bushels, with a trtrong probability that we will raise do Bore than we did a year ago." The long drouth in Wisconsin has BO dried up the Fox river that the great paper mills which abound along that •tream have had to shut down for want of water. Brookings Register, 15: ID conversa tion with P^)f. A. T. Free at Huron he he stated .to a Register representative that the report, that he had accepted a chair in the Chicago university, is un true. He has not accepted any position and will not until matters have been •ettled In the state agricultural college as he will be a candidate for Dr. Mc Louth's position provided there is a vacancy. Mitchell Republican, 14: Capt. John Carichael of Washington, D. C., is in the oity. It his buainess to inspect the United States land offices and surveyor generals' offices and to do this he has to cover an immense amount of territory, very seldom'having a chance to return very far east. It will take him some tune to make an inspection of the local office, owing to the large amount of bus iness the office has transacted within the past year. He is about through looking Over iiegister Boy ton's department and wili tackle Receiver Welch's office this week. Aberdeen News, 13: Russia has em barked seriously on a course of parental government. The state bank advances Biouey at 4^ per cent a year on all kinds of goods in amounts as high as two thirds of tneir value it takes money on deposit at Vt per cent. A little while ago to assist the grain trade, the govern ment bought'largely from the producers, and will soon be the largest holder of grain in the country. It has nearly completed the absorption of privates-ail road linen, has acquired the monopoly of the manufacture of spirits and the con trol of the retail trade, is about to take the wine and sugar trade into its hands, fet,very id likely the coal trade aa well, strange to say, none of our populist friends uphold Russia as a model country or manifest the very slightest disposi tion to emigrate thither. Wntertown Public Opinion, 13: It is possible that the "feint" toward Prof. Bhaw on the part of the governor and his subordinate was only a "cover" for a movement in favor of Prof. Shepard for the position of president of the agricul tural oollege. Public Opinion stated last winter, months that the gov ernor and those in active sympathy with him in the oollege deals were planning to plaoe Prof. Shepard at the head of the college, and we wish to repeat the state ment right here. Huronite, 15: The great and good governor of tbia grand state, through the (suffrages of the sovereign people, Mjra that Dr. McLiouth is a "damned old list," Dr. McLouth said they had about 150 students, and the public examiner can tind only 149! or something in that line—tigures not exact. Governor Shel don is something of a "liar" himself. He said he would come up and call on Us and talk matters over before he left town, but he didn't do it. ALIEN LANDOWNER!! IN AMERICA KYJIB of Trying th«» Kut-k (tenting Sy*tei In Till* Country. That English aristocrat* should rule larjTO domains in the- Uuitod ShUis ami rulo them from Loudon is at first a dif ficult thing to grasp. Not until it is borno in mind that poors and peeresses of Ureat Britain are hirge landed pro priotors in our country—Viscount Scul ly nJono owns 3,oo0,000 acres in Illi nois, Iowa and Nebraska—docR the sig nif'cnuco of absenteeism in hindlorcir becor.m apparent. But now the matteT Will bo iiiyht homu to America::: moro directly than it has ever been brought homo yet, for there is shortlv to be a union in Lmjlon of tho Ameri can latM'.ort ning in*'rests, and a seriefi of drastic measures are scheduled, which, it is be lieved, will liot only in crease the annual rentals of the vast do main involved, but which will greatly affect the destiny of tio hundreds of thousands who dwell upon it. For some time past it has been evi dent to the foreign landowners that concerted action on their part was essoti tial to their interests. It is well known to thoso who have ever casually looked into tho matter that foreign landown ing lias much impeded the development of the western commonwealths. These great landowners positively refuse to sell. They prefer to establish a system of agencies and bailiffs, with the result that very serious complications bavo re sulted. The state legislatures have done thoir best to deal with the question, but heretofore with only indifferent sue oess. Viscount Scully is, rightly or wrongly, made the scapegoat of this whole business. He has for years been a thorn in the path of one state admin istration after another, and his shrewd ness in evading every provision of law directed against him has extorted the admiration of thousands. Thns Scully practically owns in Illinois the best parts of the counties of Logan, Living ston and Tagewell. The state in 18S7 passed an alien land law, directed sole] v against Scully. To evade it he insisted beforehand upon a clause in all his leases stipulating that the lessee should pay all taxes accruing against the prop erty leased. Tho result was the creation of a large and solid body of voters in the Scully counties, as they are called, opposed to propositions of public iru provement by taxation. —Boston Herald AUTHORITIES ON SNOBS. Chollj Indorse* McAllister, and Both Jump Onto the Society Toadi, The end is certainly drawing near when Mac begins to write autobiogra phy. He took up the question of snobs yes terday, a subject upon which no living man is more capablo of writing, and •aid: "A snob toadies to the rich and prom inent persons q£ society, feeling that he. owes his social support to them, and is utterly indifferent to those who do not wear tho garb of society. Hits the case exactly! Do you see? Do you understand? And again: "If we should examine into the meta physics of snobbery, I should say that a snob is the result of two component forces. Given a man of absorbing ambi tion and place him in an environment where this unscrupulous ambition for social supremacy will be cherished and encouraged by those who thrive on adu lation, and you havo the snob." Don'tcherknow? Yes, we all do. Nobody in New York has got such a distinctive and distinguished social po sition that any one need bother his bend to toady to him. Persons of the best social position are of course women and men of the best birth and breeding, who lead the most correct lives, yet these are not the per sons beset by toadies. It is money and what it brings that we —Mac, you and I—are all after. The toady doesn't care so much to be seeu walking on Fifth avenue with aStuyve sant or a Hamilton as he does to drive with a^Vanderbilt or spend two weeks in the country with a Webb. He may never tell you about his walk, but you are sure to hear all about hi. dinner and visit. Let your light sc shine before men that they may sec your swell acquaintances and glorifj you accordingly is the snob's gospel, the toady's creed.—Cholly Knicl^or bocker in New York Recofder. A Polar City. Numbers of explorers who have sought the arctic regions in quest of the pole have told of a mysterious city mirrored against the northern sky—stately build ings in choice architecture, tall and im posing spires, hut such as differ from anything we know about. Whether the foundation of this mirage is a reality and only unrecognizable because of transposition a? to directions, whether it is a work of some mysterious remnant of our race that once occupied the pole, or whether this is some fanciful feature of the frost, as the peculiar shrubbery we see on the\vindow pane—whatever this is, it must be consigned to tho per plexing enigmas of the unknown region. Who knows but some spot, once the the ater of busy and advanced human life, may have escaped the general cataclys mal wreck, and this city may be the si lent and as yet undiscovered witness of prepolar times, standing alone in the dead desolation, in the rigid shroud of now polar death. If we must be barred from entering this undiscovered country, we may add to our equipment by a care ful noting of its mixture, and then give to the base of these phenomena a most thorough study.—Philadelphia Press. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder CaM WUd* WMirinlW lift tss Wwijp CRIMES OF HOLMES Boiieved tt-e Insurance Swin dler Murdered the Pietzel Family. HIS CONFESSION LIKELY FALSE Bodies of the Two Girls Found in a Trunk at Toronto, Ontario. PHILADKIJ*HIA, July 17.—The finding of the bodies of the two Pietzel chil dren in Toronto created a sensation in police circles in this city. The author ities are convinced that they were murdered by the arch-conspirator, H. H. Holmes, who is now in prison in this city awaiting trial on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the Fidelity Life Insurance association of $10,000. This amount was obtained by Lawyer Jeptha D. Howe of St. Louis, repre senting the family of B.F. Pietzel, who it is alleged was killed in this city by an explosion of a chemical, who had shortly before been insured in the Fidelity company. It is probable that the charge against Holmes will be changed from conspiracy to murder, as it is generally believed that Pietzel is really dead and that Holmes murdered him. Just before Holmes was brought to trial he Made ConfoMloa in which he said that he procured a corpse in New York, brought it to this city and disfiguring it by use of chem icals palmed it off successfully as the remains of Pietzel. -After the confes sion Holmes' trial was postponed until October. It could not be learned whether the district attorney had takeu any action but it is believed he will re frain from doing anything until after the coroner's inquest in Toronto. The question now is whether Holmes will be held for trial here on the charge of murdering Pietzel or be takeu to Can ada to answer for the death of the two little girls. It is believed that as the Philadelphia murder antedates the Can adian murders the man will have to stand trial here. THE PIETZEL GIRLS. Bodies of Two of Moiin**' Victim* Dtaoov •ret In Toronto. DETROIT, Mich., July 16.—A special to The News from Toronto says: Found bnried in the cellar of the house, 810 St. Vincent street, were the bodies of Alice and Nellie, the two missing daughters of Benjamin F. Pitzel. De tectives Cuddy of Toronto and Qeyer of Philadelphia made the disoovery and all doubts as to their fate have been set at rest. It is now a matter almost beyond doubt that H. H. Holmes, when here last October, deliberately murdered the pair and thus rid himself of two troub lesome young beings after he had mur dered their father in Philadelphia. The inquiries begun by the polio* lad to the knowledge that UolmM and the ChlldrM lived at the house in question, and a search was made by the two officers. A photograph of Holmes was shown to Frank N. Nudel of the educational de partment, who owns 816, and without any hesitation he identified it as that of his tenant. When they reached the cellar it appeared to the detectives that something had disturbed the cellar floor, and, arming themselves with shovels, they began to dig. A short distance below the surface they came across the arm and a portion of the head of one of the little murdered girls. Further work soon revealed the entire body, not only of the first, but of her sister. They were both naked and had lain there in all probability sinoe last October. Asphyxiated In a Trask, There were no traces of violence on the bodies, and it is thought ^Holmes decoyed the children into the trunk un der some protest and took them to the house. T^en gas was inserted by means of a tube through a small hole. The trunk, with a hole in it neatly covered over with a strap tacked down, was found in one of Holmes' rooms. The little girls when found were naked and had been buried without a coffin of any kind. No trace of the boy How ard, a lad of 8, has been found, but he is thought to be dead. As the crime was probably committed in this coun try it will be necessary to extradite Holmes aud put him on trial for the murder here. Fined for Cruelty. MINNEAPOLIS, July 17.—George Har vey, who was accused of having caused the death of one of T. B. Hawk ins' livery horses by overdriving it on July 4, was found guilty of cruelty to animals, and the penalty of $100 fine or 90 days' imprisonment was imposed upon him. This is the extreme punish ment within the power of the munici pal court. Andrew Anderson, who had another of Hawkins' horses and was in the same party, was also found guilty of the same charge and fined 960 or 60 days. 8*w Mrs. Msaaye. MINNEAPOLIS, July 17. —Charles L. Brackett, son of Winn Brackett of this city, has returned to Minneapolis after a stay of a year and a half in Central America, where he went with Ed Morse for the purpose of going into tae ooffee business. He has traveled through nearly all of the states of Central America and has heard much of Men age, but had not seen him. He had, however, seen Mrs. Menage, also George Morse, the forger, who signed his father's name to paper in this oity. Rofnsod to Halt. MANKATO, Minn., July 17.—While attempting to arrest some tramps in the Omaha yards, Offioer Kelly used his revolver on one who broke away and would not respond to a command to halt. He was taken to the lockup with a bulle in his leg, which the oity physician extracted. Ron tod tho Ball. A lumberman attached to John Crane'hjciuop, up beyond the Katahdin Iron works in Maine, was tramping across to a pond late one November evening when he ran upon a bull moose. The lumberman had no rifle, so he yelled and waved his arras, expecting that the broad antlered bull would dash fear stricken down the mountain. But it didn't. It rushed for the lumberman. He dodged about a tree and dropped his ax. For ten minutes he dodged, half scared to death. Then be climbed the tree. The bull butted the tree with its ant lers until it BWayed to and fro, and then walked away a few yards and rested. The lumberman yelled some more. When he could yell no longer, he set his wits to work. Just above him was a dead limb. He broke it off, and as the bull advanced again he set the wood afire and dropped it on the bull's back. With a bellow it ran down the mountain. The half frozen lumberman made a line fur camp.—New York World. Marocco has always been the "land of the Moors." Madison Cemeter* Association. Officer* -W. H. Dempster, Pres., Mrs, £. H. Jacobs Vice Pres., trunk Smith, secretary, Wm. Kae treasurer. Trustees Mrs. McKinooo, Mrs. J. D. Andrews and l)r. Daniel*. Sexton—-I'haa, Carey. Parties desiring to purchase lots will find plst of grounds at the drug store of Prank Smith. Payment for lot* must be secured at the time of selection. The sexton will attend to the loca tion of lot* and diguing graven, tie has lull con trol of grounds. The Cemetery will he closed to team* except upon permission of tk-xton. Parties having paid for their lots will receive deeds for same. Present lot owners holding no .deeds should attend to ihe matter at once. Notice is hereby given that (Jeorge K. Farmer has been appointed collector of book amounts. All parties knowing themselves indebted to this association should call upon him aud settls came. W. H. DKMPSTEK, Pres. FRANK SMITH, bec'y. LANDS Our DKESS GOODS are town talk for bargains. We show very handsome styles in spring suits. MRNRIAL Ladies Muslin Underwear. Ladies Knit Underwear. Offioe in Syndicate block. Why, yes, there is money in it at present prices. Lake County Real Estate as good and better than the lands of Iowa and Illinois can be bought for half the price per acre. There is speculation in it for the safe in vestment of money. Prices cannot long remain Tat the pres ent standard. An immense increase in price must come at a very early day. Do you want to make money by making investments in Lake County Lands Do you want to make money iking invi ison City Lots py making investments in Mad- Homeseeker, do you want a cheap home in the Dest portion of South Dakota Then call upon or correspond with CHAS. B. KENNEDY, MERCHAIfDIHK. DRY GOODS J. f. Jihcferald WOMEN'S READY-MADE SHIRT WAISTS. Ladies and Childrens Capes and Jackets. Our line of Groceries is always fresh and complete. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA. Before you bu' SHOE call and examine my stock you will be convinced that I can sa^e yon money. Childrens Knit Underwear. Gents Knit Underwear. Our Hosiery Department is Complete. .X. CARPETS, RUGS, STRAW MATTING. J.J. FITZGERALD. B. FARMER. 40. J. Partner DR..F. N. PALMER, FARMER & FARMER, DENTAL SURGEON ATTORNEYS COUNSELORS AT UW Office over Citizens National Bank. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA.