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a i:1 A PRISONER'S Rl'SE. HOW ROC ESCAPED FROM THE SPAN ISH PRISON BY A TRICK. A Clever Ft rate Who Won Freedom far Himself and His Companions by Forging a Letter and Playing on Ilia Captor's Fears. Mr. Frank R. Stockton, telling St. Nicbclas readers about "The Bnccaneers of Uui ust," describes the clever es cape or Koc, the Brazilian, a famous pirate, from captivity among the Span ish at Cam poachy. .Mr. Stockton says: When ho was coming into the Lay, Roc had noticed a large French vessel that was lying at some distance from the town, and he wrote his letter as if it had come from the captain ^f this ship. In the character of this French captain he addressed his letter to the governor of the town, and in it he stated that he had understood that certain companions of the coast, for whom he had great sympathy—for the French and the buccaneers wore always good friends—had been captured by the gov ernor, who, lie heard, bad threatened to execute them. The French captain, by the hand of Roc. went on to say that if harm should come to these brave men, who had been taken and imprisoned when they were doing no harm to anybody, he would swear, in his most solemn manner, that never for the rest of his life would he give quarter to any Spaniard who might fall into his hands, and be moreover threatened that any kind of vengeance which should become possible for the buccaneers and French united to inflict upon the Spanish ships, or upon the town of Cam peachy, should be taken as soon as possible after he should hear cf any injury that might be inflicted upon the unfortunate nion who were then lying imprisoned in the fortress. When the slave came back to Rcr, the letter was given to him with very particular directions as to what he was to do with it. He was to disguise him self as much as possible, so that he should not be recognized by the people of the place, and then in the night he was to make his way out of the town, and early in the morning was to return as if he had been walking along the shore of the harbor, when he was to state that he had been put on shore from the French vessel in the offing with a letter which he was ordered to present to the governor. The slave performed his part of the business very well. The next day, wet and bedraggled from making his way through the weeds and mud of the coast, he presented himself at the for tress with his letter, and when he was allowed to take it to the governor no one suspected that he was a person em ployed about the place. Having fulfilled his mission, he departed, and when seen again he was the same servant whose business it was to carry food to the pris oners. The governor read the letter with a disquieted mind. He knew that the French ship which was lying outside the harbor was a powerful vessel, and he did not like French ships anyway. The town had once been taken and very badly treated by a little fleet of French and English buccaneers, and he was very anxious that nothing of the kind should happen again. There was no effective Spanish force in the harbor at that time, and he did not know how many buccaneering ves sels might be able to gather together in the bay if it should become known that the great pirate Roc had been put to death in Cam peachy. It was unu?ual for a prisoner to have powerful friends so near by, and the governor to.,k Roc's case into most ear nest consideration. A few hours' reflec tion was sufficient to convince him that it would be very unsafe to take risks with such a dangerous prize as the pi rate Roc, and he determined to get rid cf him as soon as possible. He felt him self in the position of a man who has stolen a baby bear and who hears through the woods the roar of an ap proaching parent. To throw away the cub and walk eff as though he had no id'-a there were any bears in that forest would be the inclination of a man so situated, and to get rid of a great pirate without provoking the vengeance of his friends was the natural inclination if the governor. .Now, Rcc and his men were treated well and, having been brought before the governor, were told that in conse quence of their having committed no overt act of disorder they would be set at liberty and shipped to Spain upon the single condition that they would abandon piracy and agree to become quiet citizens. To these terms Roo aad his men agreed without argument. They de dared they would retire from the buc caneering business and that nothing would suit them better than to return to the ways of civilization and virtue. There was a ship about to depart for Spain, and on this the governor gave Roc and his men free passage to th» other side of the ocean. There is no doubt that our buccaneers would have much preferred to have been put on board the French vessel, but Roc made no suggestion of the kind, knowing how astonished the French captain would be if the governor were to communicate with him on the subject. Coruiian iieitri/ oesertca. LONDON, July 23.—A dispatch to The Standard from Corunna gives a lively account of the panic in the country, owing to the fears of the approaching American squadron. The correspondent says there is a daily stream of bullock carts with furniture and the town is nearly deserted by the better class of inhabitants. An Iowa Tragedy. BEDFORD, la., July 22.—David Rid dies shot and killed Dolph Adams at Newmarket. The murderer was ar rested and placed in jail here. People's Parts* Platform. Following is the platform adopted by the People's Party convention of South Dakota, at Aberdeen, June 22,1S98: The People's Party of South Dakota triumphantly reaffirms its allegiance to the fundamental principles enunciated iu the Omaha and St. Louis platforms I We distinctly reaffirm our position in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of stiver at the ratio of 1G to 1 and our unalterable opposition to the isene of nterest bearing bonds in time of peace or war. We are opposed to banks of issue and in favor of the issue of all money direct by the government. We demand the passage of the free homes bill and condemn the opposition is that measure by the national Repub lican managers, and tbeir failure to re deem this pledge in the St. Louis plat form. We approve of the war now being waged in behalf the oppressed people of Cuba and the Philippines and demand its energetic prosecutiou and that it be terminated as quickly as possible after the purpose for which it was inaugur ated shail have been accomplished. We denounce the infamous policy of government by injunction fostered by the federal courts and we demand the election of such courts by the direct vote of the people for a stated term. We regard the life terms system in our federal judiciary as subversive of liberty and we demand the eleotion of members of the United States supreme court for stated terms by direct vote of the peo* pie. State Issues—1. No people can be free wbo are denied the right to vote yes and no on every law to which they are subject and we therefore favor the initi ative and referendum as the only meas ure by which majority rule can be se cured. 2. We are firmly committed to the public ownership of natural monopolies acd we favor an amendment to the con stitution permitticg the state to engage in public works. 3. W» favor the repeal ot the so called fellow servant statute and the en actment of legislation making employers liable for injuries received by their em ployes while in the discharge of their immediate duty, when injuries received are directly traceable to the negligence of employers or fellow servants. 4. We believe in fostering the insti tutions of the state and insist that county and state supplies should be purchased from home producers. 5. We are opposed to the employment of convict laoor in competition with free labor except to such an extent as may be necessary to preserve the health of convicts and maintain the institution in which they are incarcerated. 6. We demand an equitable tax upon the franchises and property of railroad and other corporations and we condemn the rm-jority of the state board of equal ization for its refusal to assess railroad property on the same basis as that of the citizens of the state. Resolved, That we heartily oomtnend the course of Representatives Knowles and Kelley. Resolved. That we ccmmend the mag nificent fight Senator Pettierew is uiak ing against monopolies, enemies of the people and we rejoice in the power and influence which he has gained by his able and courageous defense of the right of man. Resolved, That we commend the hon est and fearless administration of Gov ernor Andrew E. Lee and especially em phasize our approbation of his courageou policy in demanding the same standard of official probity from members of his own official fanniv that he exacts from officers of the opposition. Resolved, That we are highly pleased and gratified over the proud fnct that the silver senators and representatives in congress enjoy the distinction of having forced the national administration to a just and proper punishment of Spain for the destruction of the Maine and her 2CG brave sailors. Resolved, That we appreciate the ster ling worth and patriotism of the brave boys of this state who have gone to the front and pledge to them our hearty co operation. Resolved, That we hereby grant to the state central committee full plenary power to transact all business which this convention might do and instruct said committee to till all vacancies which may occur in the btate or national ticket. We recommend that at the state con vention of the People's Party to be held in 1900 a candidate for United States Senator be nominated to be voted for by the legislators elected by the party THEY ARE VERY PATRIOTIC Steamship Linen Afraid Spain Will Gat Part of the Price of Transportation of Troops Home. NEW YORK, July 25.—The World says: A lawyer has been retained by the steamship companies who were un successful bidders for transporting the 22,009 captured Spanish prisoners from Santiago to Spain, and will begin ac tion to have the contract made by the government with the Compagnia Transatlantic Espanola set aside. The ground taken is that the successful bidder is a licensed corporation of a nation with whom we are at war, and that according to a measure passed by the Spanish cortes, one-half of the re ceipts of every corporation doing busi ness under the Spanish government mast be surrendered to the government to help defray the expenses of the war. By letting the contract to a Spanish corporation, the United States govern-' meat indirectly pays into the Spanish treasury an amonnt equal to one*half the contract stipulation. Also that the government thereby releases from blockade all of the enemy's Teasels to be used in the transportation from the neutral ports where they are now in shelter. Want Roosevelt for tionraon NEW YORK, July 25.—-The Indepen dent Republican organization of the Tnirty-iourth assembly district, this •nty, has unanimoutly adopted resolu t.ous lavormg the nomination of Col mei Theodore Roosevelt for the gov irnor of the state of New York. transferrin Letter's Property. CHICAGO, July 25.—A quitclaim deed was tiled for record duriug the day transferring two valuable pieces of Levi Z. Leiter's ilown town property, on Adams and Washington streets, to John P. Wilson, trust for the Iil lois Trust ard Savings bank. f$outh Daliotans Sail* SAN* FRANCISCO, July 25. -^trans port steamer Rio de Janeiro, bearing two battalions of South Dakota volun teers, recruits for the Utah light ar tillery, and a detachment of the signal corps sailed for Manila. Haytt Yields to Frssia PORT AU PRIXCE, July 23.—Tlte gov ernment has yielded to the French de mand for the readmission of Mme. Hermance, a French subject, who was expelled as a menace to public safety tfter an altercation with Mnwii Simon Sam, the president's wife. A magnificent ex ample of what care of health will do for a a n i s e sented in the i e o W i.'J I V Gladstone, the if hi 1'i greatest states man of the century. This "Grand Old Man at eighty-si* years of age, retained i s intellectual vigor unabat ed. and had not lost the sinewy grip with which he fattened upon any subject that interested him. Nearly every man has it in his power to live to a^Teen old age lite the great states man of England, it is simply a matter of a little daily thought and regard for health. If, when a inan feels that he is a little out of sorts, he will resort to the right remedy, he will never have to submit to the more serious ills of life. Most men, when they have a headache, feel drowsy during the day and are restless during the night, and find their appetite falling off. pay little or no heed to the-e warnings. The inevitable result is some dangerous and possibly fatal malady. The doctor may call it consump tion, malaria or biliousness, or perhaps some blood or siin disease. It makes but little difference. These troubles all have their inception in. the same cause im proper and insufficient nourishment. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery corrects that cause. It makes the appetite keen and hsartv, the direction perfcct. the liver active and the blood pure and rich. It is the great blood-maker and flesh-builder. It facilitates the assimilation of the life giving elements of the food, filling the blood with the nutriment that makes new and healthy flesh and nerve tissue. Medi cine dealers sell it. "Last summer," wrrtes Uc MIPS Laura Piersel. of East Bethlehem. Washington Co.. Pa., I was Roinif into consumption. I)r. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery completely cured me." A man or woman who neglects constipa tion suffers from slow poisoning. Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure constipation. One little "Pellet" is a gentle laxative, and two a mild cathartic. HOW OMShe LOOKS Poor clothes cannot make you look old. Even pale cheeks won't do it. Your household cares may be heavy and disappoint ments may be deep, but they cannot make you look old. One thing does it snd never fails. It i3 impossible to look young with the color of seventy years in your hair.<p></p>Aier's I permanently postpones the tell-tale signs of age. Used according to directions it gradually brings back the color of youth. At fifty your hair may look as it did at fifteen. It thickens the hair also stops it from falling put and cleanses the scaln from dandruff. Shall ue send you our book on the Hair and its Diseases? Thm Bmmt Advfom It you do not obtain all the bena. fits you expected from the use of 7T te ,e don,or It. Probably thero is some difficulty ma® hI I^iiffeneraI e,vsteTn Wliicb iiRjrl v^V' 1 Addrm, 1R. J. C. AYEK, Lowell, Mm*. •Mi.... LAND Good Society, Correspondence Notice to Creditors. In the county court of the countv of Lake state of utli Dakota. In the matter of UR' estate of Ole J. lionnlng deceased. Notice is hereby niven by the underpinned, Ole O Molsk ness, administrator of the eetate of Ole .!. Kon nini deceased, to the creditor* of, and all per sons having claim* against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the neci'dPHrjr voucher* with in four months after the tlr*t publication or thin «t the offlcs of J). 1). Hoidridire *on, city of Madison, county of Lake, .South Dakota. vumj Dated June-Ji, is«. ole O. MOLSKNESS A^nnmstraior of the Eetate or Ole J. Kooning, D. D. IIOLDHIDGE A SON, Attorney* for Administrator. Notice. Stateof South Dakota, county of Lake in th» matter of tb« estate of Bridget Hoean. deceased Tu county court. Notice of settlement of final account and order to show cause why decree of distribution should not be made Notice hereby jjiyen, that John Wadden, administrator of the estate of Bridget llotran, deceased has rendered and presented for settlement and filed f001!!1' finftl 8CCoau be dischMced D0i.a^hOrd,ntl of this order be po^e,} "n trie" publlc^SlaVs0^ By U?e co8|?rt °D* M°Uth Dakota June i n°un!y' Bouth Is the Basis of All and the demand for Lake County farms is increasing. If you are j, search of a Good Home in a Good Climat where you can raise Wheat, Oats, Barley, Corn, Flax, Potatoes] in fact everything* adapted to this latitude, and where you can successfully carry on Dairying & Stock Raising and where your family will have the advantages of Good Schools, then come and see me, and I will show you just what you want. If yoi are renting land now, paying $3 to $5 per acre annual rental, I will show you just as good land and sell it to you at what you will pay out in rental, where you are, in three years, and will give you easy terms of payment. If you want a good location in Madison I have such for you. A large num] ber of substantial buildings have been built in Hadison the past sea son and the city is steadily growing in population. Chas. B. Kennedy MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA. Wy! of his administra tion of said estate and filed therewith hia i.eU t.oi, to the eflect that all debts and expensed of administration have been fully paid, and aaid estate is ready for distribution, and asking for a t0 ,aw and th he ne discharged. It is thcreiore ordered that nil persons interested in the estate of Bridget Hoean deceased be and appear before the couEtv court of Lake county S. 6., at the office of the Judge of Krii?»f0rk i Madlaon, Lake county fiouth Dakota, on the :*ith day of Jnlv A 1» l.«£, at the hour of one o'clock In the atternoou ffDnnvl^hn nd tf,ere flle exceptions Iu writing if any they have to the said final account and conteat the same, and then and there show cause why an order of distribution should not be made "£c°rd'DK to law, and said adminietrato® dis^ or* ii1! 'Urthc«'ordered that a copy of this order be published once each week for four sue ce*eive weeks in THE MADWON DAII'T LETMB^ a i??!1D€*®I,aP®r printed and pubilebed In Lake 30:h, 1898. 41 PHp w\'!,udFc ?fKthri county court. i ConuSK™) tbe COUnty court D" D« HOLDRIDGK& SON, Dakota. Attorneys for Administrator. Couch Syrup. Tastes Uootl. Use In tirpp. ,«oi by druggists Good Church Facilities) Wj\ DR. F. N. PALMER, DENTAL SURGEON, 0fflM o™ JWj & Mnokay b.Dfc MADISON. SOUTH DAKOTA BATaBLI8UKIitH79t P" L. SOPER. Itiuwg inn ciMr, AD1SQN, SOUTH DAKOTA Wealth] Here is one of those who are either so prejj udiceti against all adj vertised remedies, 01 have become discourj &cjed at the failure o| other medicines to help them, and who will succumb to the grirr destroyer withou knowing of the won] derful value of Foley' Honey and Tar for al Throat and Lung troul ies. For Sale bv FRANK SMI' Citv Meat Mark] Keep§ constantly on hand line of fresh and Cured Jttj Fowl and Sou, JOHN SCHUirZ.