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wholesome and delicious. POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW VOMU WOULD NOT USE IT Flag of Truce Tabooed by Span* iards in the War With Cuba. Might Be Construed as a Recog nition by Them of Bel ligerency. This Fact Exonerates Insurgents 9l*om One Charge Against Them. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—Indignation over the killing of Colonel Ruiz is still intense in Havana, says The Herald correspondent. Many are disposed to blame General Blanco, alleging that he forced Colonel Ruiz to go in spite of the Iatter's protestations that it meant cer tain death. This story is improbable, but its circulation served to arouse a very ugly feeling among the firemen, of which Colonel Ruiz was once chief and by whom he was adored. This bitter feeling is intensified by a story that Colonel Ruiz contributed to the support of Colonel Aranguren's mother and that only a few days before sent to her $50 at Colonel Aranguren's per sonal request. All accounts agree that Colonel Aran gnren was personally opposed to the infliction of the extreme penalty and would have saved Colonel Ruiz, but his own life would have been sacrificed had he refused immediate compliance with the orders of his superiors. Have Mo Flag of Truce. A cable has been received stating that General Lee had been instructed by Secretary of State Sherman to notify General Gomez and the other rebel leaders that they need expect no Amer ican sympathy if they continued to per mit firing on flags of truce. General Lee said he had received no such in structions, and added that he knew of no instance of the display of a flag of truce during this war. It has never been claimed by the Spanish authorities that Colonel Ruiz was under a flag of truce, that institution being unknown to the Spanish army in Cuba—its use being interdicted as involving a recog nition of the insurgents as belligerents. This is so widely kuown rtiat the Span ish, while denouncing the killing as an act of savagery, frankly admit that Colonel Ruiz was under no protection, and h®wl been abundantly warned of the consequences of his action in ap proachtng the rebel camp. Thought It Was a Warship. Much excitement was caused on Sun day morning when a small white war ship, bearing a &trong resemblance to the United States gunboat Annapolis, was seen slowly approaching the har bor. A rumor spread that an American warship was coming in and the people became frenzied when the stranger's guns opened in a salute to the forts, many believing the city was being bombarded. It was soon.apparent that the vessel was the German school ship Stein,1 but several hours elapsed before quiet was restored in the city. A wel come was extended to the Stein by the Spanish naval and military authorities. All night raging fires were visible southwest of Havana, only 10 miles distant. Standing eane on the Toledo and the Portugalete estates, which were about to commence grinding, was set on fire by the rebels and completely destroyed. The fire caused great ex citement and indignation in Havana. No estates are grinding now, except those paying a tax of 40 cents a bag to the irebels. END WAR WITH WAR. V)priLOInforms: B1*MO No Other Cjpaxse IJs Open butt© Fight to a fiaiib. HAVANA, Dec. 24. —General Pando has*written to Captain General Blanco te sfcy that all the commissioners who haM been sent to the insurgent camps i failed, and that, therefore, no other course is open than to finish the war with war. I Ou Saturday night last, under cover of darkness, the insurgent leader Ra i vena, with CO men, entered the village of Bacaramo, iu the neighborhood of Guanabacoa, near this city, and plun dered grocery stores 'and several resi dences without a shot beiiif* fired by the insurgents or by the garrison. In the province of Santa Clara the insurgents havo dynamited a line bridge. They have burned immense cane fields on the Rosari plantation, near Aguacalo, this province, with a loss of over $10i),000. Last: Sunday the military commander nt .Taguey sent a number of concentra dos, under the protection of local guer rillas, to bring vegetables into the town. They were surprised by the insurgents, who tnacheted 63. UNDER COVER OP FOG. Filibtwlvriug Expedition Quietly Sails Iroui York lTurbor. KKW YOUK, Dec. 24.—The Press says: During the thick fog of the early morn ing oi last Saturday the schooner James M. Haskell skipped quietly from her pier fastenings in the Erie basin, turned her nose toward the bay, evaded the customs officers and under the mantle of fhe fog began her fourth fili bustering expedition to Cuba. Her clearance papers read, as usual, for Charleston, S. C. In her hold she car ried 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 2,000 rifles. The cartridges were care fully pacb?d in baled hay, the rifles in boxos. All the important loading was done at night. Dozens and dozens of big tins marked "canned apples" were carried on board as if they had been the most precious of cargoes. It is said they contained the most dangerous dynamite. CIMLLCTS RENEWED. KMNlinau* aud ClirlHtiso* of Crete Again Fighting. CANDIA, Island of Crete, Dec. 24.— There has been a renewal of conflicts between the Mussulmans and Christ ians. The former attacked a caravan near Ariniro, and killed 12 Christians. TOULOX, Dec. 24.—In view of the dis. quieting news from the Island of Crete, two French cruisers have been made ready to sail for the island at a mo ment's notice. Tr.'ed tii \Vretk a Tra il. THAYEK, la., Dec. 24.—An attempt was made between hero and Murray during the night to throw from the track Hurlington train No. 2 from Omaha. Whether for the purpose of robbery or from maliciousness is not known at present. Fortunately no par ticular damage was done to the train nor was anyone on board injured. The company has offered a reward of $800 lor the arrest of those implicated. Northwestern Flour Output. SCittNEAroLis, Dec. 24.—According to The Northwestern Miller the flour out put last week at Minneapolis was 243,855 barrels, against 300,370 the previous week and 211,875 in 1896. Superior and Duluth mills ground 10,830 barrels last week, against 26,500 the week before, and 8,680 in 1896. The flour trade was of a holiday ohai'aoter, and not much was disposed ot, Curacoa to Be a Klondike?. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—The Red steamship Curacoa has been sold by the owners, Messrs. Boulton, Bliss & Dal lett, to go into the Alaska trade. The purchasers are said to be Pacific coast residents and the price paid $180,000. The Curacoa was built especially to trade between this port, Curacoa and Maracaibo. BITUMINOUS PRODUCT ALSO. Coal Combine Will Not Be Confled to Anthracite Alone. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—It has devel oped that the big coal celling combina tion of the anthracite railroads, where by that product is to be doled out by a supreme head, is only part of a vast project for the control of the entire coal iudustry in the East. J. Pierpont Morgan's plan involves the creation of a similar central agency to cover each of the great bituminous coal districts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Iudiana and Illinois, and a uuiform working arrangement between them that shall put a stop to rate cutting and demoralization of the trade. The companies are to agree upon the portion each is to mine and haul and the buying company is to call on them accordingly as fast as it needs coal for the market. The companies interested are the Baltimore and Ohio, Cleveland, Loraine and Wheeling, Columbus, San dusky and booking,' Columbus Hock ing Valley and Toledo, the Pennsyl vania, Toledo and, Ohio Central and Wheeling and Lake Erie. As soon'as trade is placed on a solid basis it is .the intention to make an advance in wages. The rate per ton paid in the Ohio dis trict at the present time is 55 cents while in the Pittsburg district it is 64 senits. Wajjes have been up as high as 72 cehts. The principle of distribution among he many interests is to be practiced in the bituminous trade in the same aian- «A*. a ESTABLISHED 1880. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1897. FROZEN TO DEATH Four Hunters Found by the Road side in Newton County, Arkansas. Supposed to Have Been From Chicago and Probably Lost Their Way. New Jersey Stage Party Struck by a Train, Many Being liyured. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 24.—Prom passengers reaching here it is learned that a party of four hunters were found frozen to death by the roadside near Dawes creek, Newton county, Monday. It is believed from descriptions of the dead hunters that they were W. H. Hughes, A. H. Dolphin, John W. Bright and Samuel Savior, who outfitted here a couple of weeks ago. They claimed Chicago as their home, and it is said they passed through Marshall, in Searcy county, early last week, say ing they were going into the Boston mountains for game. It is believed the party lost the way in the jungle of Dawes creek bottom. SCORE SERIOUSLY INJURE®. Crowded Stage Struck bjr a Trala Star l'asialo, N. J. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—Twenty per sons were seriously injured, three per haps fatally, at a grade crossing on the Delaware, Lackawana and Western railroad between Passaic and Delaware, N. J. They were in a stage which was struck by a train. The party numbered 36 and relieved the monotony of the trip by singing, and it was not until the horses were on the track that the engine was seen by the driver. It was then almost at hand, coming swiftly along. The driver struck his horses sharply with the whip and they leaped forward, then stopped abruptly as the gate closed on the other side of the track. The locomotive struck the stage almost in the middle, hurling it several feet ahead, then struck it again, throw ing it from the track. With the second blow of the locomotive the occupants of the stage were scattered in all direc tions. KILLED AND ATE CHILDREN. Climbed Into a Missouri Hog Pen and Were Devoured. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.—A special to The Post-Dispatch from Tifflrty, Mo., says: Two little children of a farmer living near here climbed into a pig sty to catch one of the pigs. They were set upon by a number of hogs, which killed and ate the children before they were found. The children belonged to the family of George A. Coakley and had been left alone at home while their mother went on an errand to a neighbor's home. Carried Cartridges In Hi* Pocket. SAN JOSE, Cal., Doc. 24.—Amazon .Hernandez, a Mexican wood chopper, was in the habit of carrying giant pow der cartridges in his pockets, as he fre quently used them for blasting tree stumps. Wednesday he tripped and fell, a knife in his pocket struck a cap apd nine explosions followed in quick succession. Hernandez was terribly mangled and will die. BERING SEA AWAB& Claim of Sealer* Against the United States Fixed at *464.000. OTTAWA, Dec. 24. —The Canadian government has received a commuuica tion from the arbitrators appointed to deal with the claims of Bering sea seal ers against the United States govern ment for losses caused by the seizure of their vessels submitting the award. The arbitrators were Judge King of the supreme court of Canada and Judge Putnam of the United Stutes. The award is 1464,000, with two reserved cases, that of the Black Diamond, for |5,000, and the Ada, for $1,000. DH Awarded Highest Honors, World's Fair Cold Medal, Midwinter Fair Swig it will be remembered that in 1894 the United States government offered $100,000 and that Canada claimed $450, 000. Afterwards a compromise was reached and the amoant placed at $425, 000, but congress refused to vote that sum. The present award is virtually what Canada formerly agreed to ac cept, with interest. EX-PREMIER TUPPER'S VIEW. Dlngley ltill Drawing Canada and the i Mother Country Closer Together. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—Sir Charles Tupper, former prime minister of Can ada, was a passenger on the White Star line steamer Majestic, which arrived here during the day. Sir Charles said he found the feeling abroad regarding the Diugley act as one of great objec tion, and he thought the effects of that measure were drawing Canada and the mother country closer together every day. The Klondike and the British Columbia gold fields, he thought, would draw a good deal of British and other capital into Canada, which would re ceive a like increase of population. Will Not Go lo Klondike. SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 24.—E. R. Ross, from Fargo, N. D., arrived in this city several days ago en route to the Klondike. He had $1,000 cash and twice that amount in securities. He started to see the elephant preparatory to leaving for the North. When he reached the hotel later he had neither money nor securities. Ross will not go to Klondike. Blizzard in New York. WATERTOWX. N. Y., Dec. 24.—One of the worst blizzards that has visited this section in a number of years con tinued all night. Two feet of snow now covers the ground and is still com ing. The snow, so lar, has caused little delay to traffic. The Post says: "George French, op erating for the Leiter crowd, has piled up a line of at least 4,000,000 bushels of wheat, according to reports from the floor. Armour's radical change of front in bulling May wheat is common knowledge. It is equally well known that Armour has a pyramid of May wheat bought which is supposed to come close to the Leiter holding. As if to emphasize the bull talk, both Armour's and Leiter's men bought wheat. Armour's move ments are closely veiled, but Leiter's engineers make no secret of their deal ings in May wheat. Already that option is regarded as being as dangerous for the public to haudle as a stove tid at white heat Army Pack Train Ordered to Alaska. CHEYENNE, Wy., Dec. 24.—Orders have been received by the quarter master of the Eighth United States in fan try to have the army. pack train of the department of the Platte, stationed here, leave for Alaska at the earliest possible moment. The pack train is in charge of Chief Packer Tom Mooney. He will have the entire outfit, consist ing of 10 expert packers and 80 trained and drilled pack mules on the cars ready to start within 12 hour*. yVe still have a few pair of SAMPLE SHOES also a nice line of WARH SHOES for winter wear and a fine line of Ladies' and G-ents SLIPPERS, which would make a nice Christmas present for your huftbaad, wiie or sweetheart. Our stock of .OVERSHOES is complete, RTWPAIFITING of the famous "QOLD SEAL" Wales,Good year and Oounecticuts in aU|'styie3 and at all prices. Remember the place is at |This is the Timers*: |!to enjoy life and all that Is attractive by buying it eheap at COOK A ODEE'S. Our Holiday stock is all new because we are running OUR FIRST XMAS STOCK. It is also choice in selection as an examination of it will show. CHOICE STANDARD BOOKS. CELLULOID NOVELTIES. FANCY CHINAWARE. and JEWELRY that cannot be surpassed for weight, fineness and design. The beauty of it all is, that laying in an entire new stock, we got a| bargain and will give our customers bargains that cannot be equaled for quality and price. y— y y f- y.— y W I WAAUEROrs TO HANDLE. May Wheat Described as a Stove Lid at White Heat. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—The possibility that Leiter and Armour will pool their interests to corner May wheat is stir ring traders on 'change. S. A. RONNING, Gitv Meat Market Keeps constantly on hand a full .line of Fish, Fowl aitd Game, sea on PRICE FJVE CENTS. FINISHED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.1W Cook & Odee. Bargains Bargains in any line of merchandise that'contributes to 4 the comfort of the body. Ladies & Gents Winter Underwear, a specialty of Ladies and Childrens Shoes, and Overshoes of all styles and prices. Examine our Knit Goods and Overalls. A fine line of CLOAKS AT BARGAINS.! J. A. Johnson. THE FASHIONABLE TAILOR, I am a real tailor and a fellow-townsman of yours. If ments I make for you are not absolutely satisfactory, I ant here for you to "kick at.'" I do "Custom Work" only. I give gar meats all the attention they need to make them hang well and retain their shape. "Sewing'' as I sew never ri^s. I try my garments before making tliem up. They flust Fit and Do Fit. It Pays You Better to buy of me, because one of my suits will outwear two of any of the "cheap tailors" productions, and my price areas low. Come an 1 see me. I am showing the most attractive line oi Staple and Novelty Worsteds I have ever had the good fortune to display. New Black and White Wor sted Suitings the latest Scotch Fabrics and some strikingly handsome shades iu Kerseys for Overcoats. MY PRICES ARE THE- LOWEST. Pants. 84 up Suits 816 up Overcoats, $18 up. Trusting to have the pleasure of waiting on you at an early date, I remain, JDHV SOHlilfi. Yours for "Honest Tailoring," i & w Wt 1 1 i! w: n S. A. RONNING, GBISBEBISIBISEEBEBBEPSCEKEBEEE 1 i E I on L: u u e im. 7. N. FARMER. DENTAL 6URGE0N ilfi f' (3Itl*£ i JlttlltS i Qffloe over CitiaWd National Bank. J. J. QAHL& CO.