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The 1 nsiiifs Mm of Chippewa Fails Bcc'iimi' Tiiorou^hly Ala: nu'tl, Hastening to High (iround With Goods Previously Placed in Second Stories. Chanjre in the Course of the River Now Considered Al- mo-1 inevitable. Durai ami 4r I.i i- Pinces Watcli- iiijj: the iior^e With Great interest. Mll.WAfKKi:, Dec. —A special to The Evening Wisconsin from Cliipjiewa Falls, Wis., savs: Confusion reigns in Chippewa Falls and the thoroughly alarmed people are making every effort to leave a« little for the incoming waters to destroyxas they possibly can. Two hundred teams and drays have rushed hither and thither and the streets are littered with various kinds of merchandise which spilled over the sides and ends of the overloaded wagons as they were hurried to places of safety. The water remained station ary until about 8 o'clock a. m., then .t began to rise rapidly and inside of four hours an additional rise of 18 inches had been registered. The river at 10 a. m. is 24 feet high and rising. Merchants Taking No ChaacM. The Spring street merchants who had stored their goods on second floors de termined to take no chances and every thing is again being moved, and by night there will not be a dollar's worth of material remaining. Busi ness is abandoned and the city is in a state of tumult. Thousands of people are anxiously waiting the tiood and groups of ."» or more excitedly discuss the situation on every corner. Anything is expected and nothing may hap]M'ii. but the greatest danger lay in the probable changing of the river's course to throw it into the town. This dangcr^^niore insured now for it is plainly to be seen that the water can never cut i*s way under the 15 miles of ice gorge which has formed in the bed of the river. Kxpcrts believe that the gorge will soon become anchored to the bottom of the river. In this case, the river must flow out around it. Its nat ural course in this event lies directly behind the town. Three thousand pounds of dynamite arrived and men have been at work at various points along the river. The attempt has so far failed to relieve the situation. All buildings on River street art? FI10ISI to tli«" Second Story and the formation of ice around them is doing serious damage to the struc tures. The Central depot is under tim e feet of water and will be earned away lie lore night, ihe Milwaukee freight depot is in a similar situation, and the coal sheds near by are wrecked and torn by ice. A report has reached here that the gorge at Ijittle Falls dam, 1*5 miles above the cit\, had broken away, permitting a rush of water upon the town. If this re] ort is authentic the entire town will be inundate! just as soon as the water reaches us. Man ager Irvine of the Chip|»ewa Log and liooni company discredits the Mory. The report had caused considerable consternation, and there will be no ces sation of worry until it is denied. Fifty of the largest business firms have aban doned their structures entirely, and ©very resident has made preparations to i l'lacea of .Surety ill case the worst occurs. An estimate of the damage already done in this city and the rich farming country above if, cannot be made now, but it is be.ieved a loss of $1,000,000 has already been sustained. Not until after the flood has subsided will the full measure of damage be estimated. A special from Durand, Wis., says: Ice gorge beiow the city has lorced the water within lour feet of the great '64 flood, tilling cellars and overflowing the lower streets. The «-e has closed in and the line of formation is a mile above ihe city, the river slightly fall ing here below Hound lit 11. The gorge has broken and the river has laheii rapidly there. Should tile Chippewa Falls gorge break, Dnralid will u* in great danger, as the bluffs at Round Hill will hold the gorge* there. A special from Black River Falls, Wis., says the recent flood on Black river surpassed anything in the history of the oounty at so late a period in the fall. As returns from the lower river counties come in, much loss of stock *ud otlw property is reported. mm: Highest of all in Leavening Strength.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. absolutely PURE Cxpeiii«.v« Kill ESTABLISHED 1890. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA THURSDAY, DErEMBER 3 189» Baking Powder WHHIIPII Away. It is reporti that the lout- and ex pens v ii:i tnu end of the Melrose bridge i washed awav, and tliat tin. new bridge was all liifht at the time. The 1 reak in tne jam saved the 1 i*i•. as it ^avo mi out.i to the ilium use body of walvr li. .d back by the anchor iee, v hioli hi.s ^or^»-n UKuilW the bridge. At nnmerous other points the high ways are rt.ported to be in a demoral ized condition. Otherwise the flood lias piaeed tiling* 111 go.id condition lor winter. ANUTHKTT 10 K GORGE. •t the Formed In the Chippewa Kiver Foot of Hril|« Si reet. CHIPPEWA FAI.LS, WIS., Dec. 3.—An icc) gorge has formed a dam in the river at the foot of Bridge street 30 feet high and the cour.-e of the river is slowly changing until it will eventually enter the town. Every merchant of Spring, River, Central and Bridge streets as far up as Stanley street, eight blocks from the river, has moved out and their buildings are abandoned. The flood excitement is at fever heat, for it is almost 'certain that the course of the river will be turned ujoii the town during the day, and great des truction to property as well as loss of life may resuit. One thousand pounds of dynnniite were exploded in the gorge, but without result. Debris and anchor ice would fiil in as fast as an aperture was made, and those at work despaired of being able to accomplish anything. COAL AGKKKMEST HOLDS. Said There I* No I'renent likelihood of Hreakiug the (Omliine. NEW YOKK. Dec. 3. —The agreement eutered into Feb. 1 of this year by the presidents of the anthracite coal min ing and carrying companies, at the in stance of powerful linancial interests, will expire nominally on Jan. 1, 1897. At the time of the agreement, however, it was arranged that the contract would run on subject to HO days notice from any iuterest. There is the best of au thority for the statement that no notice of withdrawal has been hied, and that none will be. The companies, for the firs? time in the history of the anthra cite trade, kept faith with each other absolutely, and all interested looked confidently for the banner year of the industry. Not I'p to Expectation*. The well laid plans were, however, nullified to a very large extent by the long continued depression in general business, disturbances in thj money market and ante-election imitation. The first six months of the trade were very poor, as the agreement did not really become operative until June, and the tonnage for the year as compared with 18U." will show a heavy falling off. Recently business has been very light, more particularly at tide water, where prices, with the single exception of chestnut, which has been in fairly good demand, have been and are now being cut '6 cents below the nominal September circular. Trade is now im proving under the stimulus of the colder weather, but officials of the various companies agree that the best that can be expected in the present month is to get up to the September figures. TllE CABINET COMPLETED. Al'ejjeil That the Ilaiuia-MrKiiiley Con ference WAS truilfiil CLEVELAND, Dec. 3. National Chair man M. A. Haiina, who has been the guest at the home of President-elect McKinley in Canton since Tuesday has returned to Cleveland and will start for Washington Friday afternoon. While Mr. Hanna ostensibly went to Canton to talk over inauguration plans with the president-elect it is generally known among the friends of the chairman in Cleveland, that questions of much greater importance have been discussed aud the cabinet slate has been praeti cally decided upon. In addition to this, it is stated that Mr. Hanna will bear with him to Washington Major McKinley *s ex pressed views in regard to immediate legislation, especially in reference to the Diugley bill now' pending. WOULD REFUSE A PLACE. Sanator 1-odge Ha* No Amb.'tion to Enter the Cabinet. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Senator Lodge of Massachusetts has returned to the city from Canton, where he visited President-elect McKinley. Iu au inter view he said '•There is no place iu the gift of the president that would tempt me to give up the position of senator from Massa chusetts. The very fact that I went to Canton would indicate, it would seem to me, that I had no application on file. As a matter of fact, I would not permit anyone to say auything' for me. There is no place I desire other than the one I now occupy." Further than this the senator yould not talk caucerninir his visit. PUMPING OLKEY Congressmen Arriving in Wash ington Interview the Secret tary Hc^ardin^Tuba. lie Has, However, Little to Com municate-. President's At titude rnchanutil, But the Message to Congress May Contain a Covert Inti mation to Spain. WASHINGTON, Dee. —The interest felt by congressmen ill the attitude as sumed by the administration towards the Cuban insurrection, is evidenced by the numerous calls Secretary Oliiey is receiving from such of the members of the house as have arrived in anticipa tion of the assembling of congress next Monday. Naturally the secretary's visitors take advantage of their call to seek the latest news from Cuba, but as far as can be learned, the department has little information on that subject to communicate. The one thing that dtws appear to be established by the testimony of these callers, is that the Administration Contemplate* No Change in the line of policy it has pursued so consistently since the beginning of the insurrection two years ago. While that part of the president's message which will deal with the subject has not yet been finally reduced to form, it is believed that it will be a brief but cogent presentation of reasons that have influenced the administration in holding to its present attitude. The events of the past year's campaign probably will be rapidly reviewed with the purpose of showing that the insur gents so far have fajled to meet the re quirements originally laid down by the president as essential to their recognition. They havo fonght no general engagement to a successful issue have not established a perma nent seat of government, and have no seajiort. In other words, they have not sensibly changed tlie.r condition from what it was a year ago, so that by the same line of reasoning laid down by the administration in the statement semi-officially published last spring, there is at present no occasion for a change of policy on our part. A 1'oM.ble Intimation. It is presumed, however, that in ad dition to a statement to this effect, the president will not hesitate to deplore the continuance of the present unsatis factory conditions in Cuba, injurious as they are to Anier.can interests, and under cover of his message, may inti mate to Spain the necessity of a termi nation of existing events at a reason ably early date. COUNTRY LAID WASTE. Weyler oml Tour Mark^ by a Trail of Kouiii and I«-»olHtloa. KKY WKST, DT*-. :5. Weyler's threat that he would starve Maceo out seems likely be carried out, as from all re jH»rts from Mariel, near when' Weyler is now. the work of destruction is leing carried out fully. The Spanish army swee])S everything l«fore it, killing beeves it cannot use, burning cane fields and small stores with their pro visions, and leaving a wide waste of ruin and desolation in its wake. People vainly implore Weyler to leave them provisions to keep them alive but his brutal oflicers refuse with oaths and insulting words, if not worse. Over Tlir# Huiiilrt'tl Itefugaes have come into Mariel since Weyler went out this last time, all giving the same story of rapine, plunder and mur dt r. A Spanish guerilla captain named Colazzo is accused of murdering over 100 persons iu the valleys 100 miles south of Mariel during the latter part of November. In one instance he iy accused of confining a number of women aud girls in a church, aud, after they had been repeatedly abused and maltreated by his men, burned the building with them iu it. Many other outrages, all as horrible, are charged to him and his conipauy. SPANISH CABINET CRISIS. pUt of Official Iten'ala That* U Said to Be One In Kxlataaee. LONDON, Dec. 3.—TheEveningStand ard publishes a dispatch from Madrid paying that, in spite of official denials, there are persistent rumors circulating in the Spanish capital of the existence of a cabinet crisis. In*ur(«nt» Jtaar ilavan*. HAVANA, Dec. 3.—It is officially an nounced that a small band of insnr gents fired upon Guanabaco, close this city and burned a liouae of that town. The insurgents were repulsed leaving one man killed, after woundiiip a policeman, who has since died of hi* iniury. Aiiitionai nigot oi Maj. OEDAK RAPIDS, la., lec. 8.—The ILLI nois Central has just closed a deal for the purchase of additional right of way in this city, the .-trip in question being perhaps half a mile in length. Th uot only increases the terminal facili ties locally, but would seem to fore •hadow a proUibie southwestern ex ten nun o| the road from this uoiut. r*tr r* S. Y.HYDE ELEVATOR CO. 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