Royal makes the food pare,
wholesome and delicious.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW VOMU
WOULD NOT USE IT
Flag of Truce Tabooed by Span*
iards in the War With
Might Be Construed as a Recog
nition by Them of Bel
This Fact Exonerates Insurgents
9l*om One Charge Against
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
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
END WAR WITH WAR.
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
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
KMNlinau* aud ClirlHtiso* of Crete
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
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
BITUMINOUS PRODUCT ALSO.
Coal Combine Will Not Be Confled to
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.—It has devel
oped that the big coal celling combina
tion of the anthracite
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
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
The principle of distribution among
he many interests is to be practiced in
the bituminous trade in the same aian-
ESTABLISHED 1880. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1897.
FROZEN TO DEATH
Four Hunters Found by the Road
side in Newton County,
Supposed to Have Been From
Chicago and Probably Lost
New Jersey Stage Party Struck
by a Train, Many Being
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
KILLED AND ATE CHILDREN.
Climbed Into a Missouri Hog Pen and
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.
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Cold Medal, Midwinter Fair
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
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
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
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*.
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May Wheat Described as a Stove Lid at
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
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