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V y 1LISHED 1890. ABSOLUTELY FCU RE [nt McKinley, Speaking to flt tcenth Minnesotas at Minneapolis, r§ the Various Stages of [wth in Domain of Tbat Country ivs He Has No Donbt W« 111 Kwp the Philippine islands. [U9, Oct. 18.—President ami party arrived in this ds a. m. An immense crowd at the Chicago, Milwaukee ml railway depot to greet the kecutive. As he emerged from tremendous cheering began taken up by the waiting _D'l carried down the line for Carriages in waiting conveyed kldent ntul cabinet to the home mas Lowry. Here a light iw w served. Meanwhile the fiiruiK home the Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers from |r, junes arrived. The regiment lin line at the head of Nicollet ('arna£?s bearing President jfv ami his cabinet drew up and usitiuiia at the head of the moved shortly after 1 Ipavintf down Nicollet avenue •liter the city. At Tenth •..lent entered the review 1 n, i the Philippine veterans r- him at "report arms." r- :ir guard passed the review president entered hi* car vo by a shorter route to u building. Hero the v,nts of the day took place. i uilding (where the Repub !.V'iiti.-u of 1892 nominated lr„ ii irrison for President under hip of William McKin vd a feast for the Thir- Hota volunteers. At the the banquet President n introduced by President of the University of i'resident McKinley was prolonged applause, tie A Mrmnr»W« Ccatorj. "y n\v drawing to a close has lut iiuinililo lu the world's history. The nutrch of man li'i'tunl mlvtineeuieut has -r "»i upward. The growth -n material interests in so -Mires would almost worn 'iu the realms of Imngina in from the field «»f fact 1 wi« felt the elevatitiff inllu entury. Humanity and II lifted up. Nations hnve "*er together in feeling and "timent. Contact has re IjudictM at home and abroad 1 »i"uta 1 %AKIN6 I Makes the food mors delicious and wholesome Sjg*k_SWia POWOO pp.. w«w TOWK. [STILLEXPAND 4 *VFVKK tlon that the federal tliis an bettor understand- i destroyed enmity and pro Civilization has achieved HHI to the gos|)ol of good *r now few dissenters. i 'Wrrs, under the inspiration Husslit, have been sitting :k irllaiueut of poace, seok- 1 Muuoti basis for the adjust rslos without war and they have not made war ,!l"y have made peace more have emphasized the uni- 1,1 I'• ace. They have made a world's repose and Amer I''':lcing in what was accom also for their participation '""o yet to be advanced, we perfect fulfilment. 'Ur has blessed us as a nation. given us perfect peace, '"fht us constant and ever In- 4''ks and Imposed upon us Hu"HUUOB or VHe honor. think we do not realise "v,\ and the mighty trust we ""ted to our keeping. The ''^Phy and history have now !«)., .ft''h)ral union was formed ." *iuuro miles of territory "an »iio hundred rears we pvi) :*.*15,515 ^lis,tlon In 1803, known as in ^'fL'hase, eiubraced 888,077 ''"elusive of the area west of '"""ntains. ,i,lttin8- U rich aduition to domain should have been opposed and yet It was resisted in every form and by every kind of assault. The ceded territory was characterized as a "malarial swamp," Its prairies destitute of trees and vegetation. It wuscommonlv charged that we had Iwen cheated by giv ing |lf,(tuo,(Klo for a territory so worthless and pestilential that It could never lie in habited or put to use and it was also gravely asserted that the purchase would lead to complications and wars with Kuropean powers. In the debate In the renate over the treaty, a distinguished lenator from Connecticut said: "The vast and unmanageable extent which the accession of Louisiana will give the United States the consequent dispersion of our population and the destruction of that balance which is so important to maintain lietween the Eastern and West ern states, threatens at no distant day the subversion of our Union." Other distinguished senators spoke in similar vein. Imperialism had a chief place in the catalogue of disasters which would follow the ratification of this treaty aud it was alleged that this was the first and sure step to the creation of an empire and the subversion of the constitution. The phrase which is now employed by some critics "planetary policy" so far as I have been able to discover first appeared then. The opponents, however, were In the minority and the Star of the Republic did not set aud the mighty West was brought under the flag of justice, freedom snd op)Mrtunlty. InlnlWwe added 07,749 square miles, which now comprise Florida and parts of Alatiama, Mississippi and Louisiana. In l»ft& we received the cession of Texas- It mntnined 376,931 iwjunre miles and em braced the state of'lexas and part* of Oklahouut, Kansas, Colonulo, Wyoming #nd New Mexico. The next susion was under the treaty of ls|s. cmitaining fiii .Vi8 s»|uan* miles embracing fhe states of California. Nevada. 1'tah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming and of the territories of Ariz ona and New Mexico. In KKJ we acquired by the tladsen pur chase 4"»..:j.» ««|uare miles which embrace parts of Louislanla and New Mexico. The next great acquisition was that of Alaska, in W7, containing s|uare miles. This treaty like that for the "Iou lslana Purchase," was fiercely resisted. When the house had under consideration the bill appropriating the sum of fT.'Jo'.'KW, the amount of purchase money for Alaska agreed upon by the treaty, the miuority report on that iiill quoU-d approvingly an urticlc which characterized Alaska as "Terra Incognito," and "That persons well informed as to Alaska are ungrateful enough to hint that we could have liought a much supe rior elephant in Slam or Homlwiy for one hundredth part of the money, with not a tenth thousand part of the exj»ense in curnil in keeping the animal in pro^ comlitiou." The minority reptrt proceeded to say that: "The committee having considered the various questions Involved and the evi dence iu regard t» this country under consideration are forced to the conclusion that the possession of the country is of no value to the government of the l'n,t^1 States That it will he a source of weak ness instead of pow er and a constant an nual expense for which there will be no adequate return. I hat it has^no capacity as agricultural country. lhat more than a Passing interest to the It lg worth recalling aHlUi square miles. Wr'»w mjuaiu IUIivn« *ould u eem .y.e to Uje. prespjit- gensrfk- 4INK FUR I so tar as known it has no value asaniinera country.'" To this treaty the opponents were in the minority aud that great rich territory from which we have drawn many and many times over Its purchase price am with phenomenal wealth yet undcvelopei la ours In spite of their op|»osition. In the last year we have added to the territory of the l/nited islands—one of the gems of the 1 autu ocean—containing «.740 square es. Porto ltico, containing 3,*00 square milt.. Guam, containing lull,cS' the Philippine an*hl|K«lago oinbniclng ai proximately UlJ.tXW square miles. ims latest acquisition is about one-sixth_thi size of the original 13 states. It is largtr than the combined area of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia. North Carolina, South Carolina aud the of Columbia. It exceeds In area all of tht New Kngland states. It is almost as large as Washington aud Oregon com^ bined and greater than Ohio, lnd,llim""J I 111 nois united. Three times larger than New York and three and one-half tliuts larger than the state of Ohio. The treaty of peace with Spain which gave us the Philippines, PortoKieoand Guam, met with some opposition in the •enate, but was ratified by that body by two-thirds vote whUe^n the house the appproprlatlou of »,«»,000 was mado with ""le or no opposition. As in the case of the Louisiana purchase and Alaska the opponents of the treaty were in the miuority and the ®U neonle was not extinguished. The future of these new possessions in the keeping of congress, ZXn loVr- will !ir.iTO» rich »nd ln»»lu- €\)t Jtlaftjson Dailn Cca&er MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1899. v v au.ciieT.Xage 1 "Teel 'assured. That con gress will provide for them a government which will bring them blessings which will promote their material interests as well as advance their people In the path of civilization and intelligence, 1 confi dently believe. They will not be gov erned as vassals or serfs or slaves—they will l)e given a government of liberty, regulated by law, honestly administered, without oppressing exactions, taxation without tyranny, justice without bribe, education without distinction or social condition, freedom of religious worships and protection in life, liberty and the pur suit of happiness." Governor Lind welcomed the return ing soldiers to their home state and members of the president's cabinet spoke briefly. At 4 o'clock the president was es corted to his train and left for St. Paul, where a public reception was held iu the evening. STOPPED OFF AT ST. To PAUL. Minnesota Troops Cilrtn Hearty Wei «nme and a Breakfast. ST. PAUL, Oct. 18.—The Thirteenth Minnesota, in three sections, arrived here about 6 a. m. aud despite the early hour were given an enthusiastic recep tion. As early as 4 o'clock people be gan to appear on the streets in the vi cinity of the point where the boys were to disembark and by the time the trains arrived the crowd had grown to im tnense size. After half an hour, iu which the relatives of the soldiers were allowed to say a few words of welcome, the regiment formed in line and pro ceeded to the Auditorium where break fast was served by the ladies of the city. After breakfast speeches were made by Governor Lind. Mayor Kiefer and E. C. Stringer, the last speaker rep resenting the Commercial club. About 9:80 the regiment again formed in line and returned to the trains which con veyed them to Minneapolis. Meet the Iowa Boys. OMAHA. Oct. 13.—Adjutant General Byers and a large party of Iowans started for San Francisco during the s fternoon to meet the Fifty-first Iowa fgiment when it returns from the i'hilippines. Governor Shaw was un able to accompany them. A number of relatives of the soldiers are in the party which altogether numbers about 50 people. WILL SOT INTERFERE. Official Statement of the President's At titude in Trauttvaal Matters. WASHINGTON. Oct. 18.—The following official statement has been issued by the state department: "The president has received a large number of petitions signed by many cit izens of distinction, requesting him to tender the mediation of the United States to settle the differences existing between the government of Great Brit tin and that of the Transvaal. He has received other petitious ou the same lubject, some of them desiring him to make common cause with Great Brit ain to redress wrongs alleged to have been suffered by the Outlanders, espe cially by American citizens in the Transvaal, and ethers wishing him to assist the Boers against alleged aggres sion. "It is understood that the president does not think it expedieut to take action in any of these direc tions. As to taking aides with either party to the dispute, it is not to be thought of. "As to mediation the president has re ceived no intimation from either of the countries interested that our media tion would be accepted and in the absence of such intimation from both parties, there is nothing in the rules of international usage to justify an offer of mediation in present circumstances. The president siucerely hopes aud de sires that hostilities may be avoided, but if unfortunately they should come to Nv V- S N N .V The Greatest of all Fuel Savers. HOT BLAST HEATERS TH£ UAIXt If pass 111eniitTTTL"un a"~oT Tills government will be directed—as they are at present —to seeing that neither our national in terests nor those of our citizens shall sutler unnecessary injury." MESSAGE UR031 RRUGER. Present Trial* the Be*nit of the British l'olicjr of Force nml Fraud. OIICAUO, Oct. 13.—The following cablegram has been received by The Tribune from President Kruger of the Transvaal Republic. "Pretoria, Oct. 11. Through The Tribune we wish to thank our many American friends for sympathy in the present crisis of the republic. Last Monday we gave England 48 hours' no tice within which to give assurance that the dispute will be settled by arbi tration or other peaceful means. The notice expired at 3 o'clock. The British a? ent is recalled and war is certain. This is the fitting end of the British policy of force and fraud *vliich has marked all South Africa with the blood of Afrikanders. We must now make South Africa free or the white man's grave. The republic's force includes all nationalities, among them a strong American corps, showing it is not a case of Boer against Outlander but all nations against the English. We have full faith in freedom aud republicanism and iu the righteousness which guides the destinies of nations." Kroger Thanks English Friends. LONDON, Oct. 18.—As a pendant to hi» dispatch to America President Kruger has telegraphed the Transvaal European agent as follows from Pre toria under date of Oct. 11: "Please convey the heartfelt thanks of the gov erument of the South African Republic to their friends in England for the courageous way in which they have de fended the cause of right. Whatever the outcome may be, the two republics will always gratefully bear in mind the assistance and support shown them iu these critical days." NDI 1^ ^HORSe Bargains that you cannot afford to pass by. You oatfsave money by getting your shoe? bargain*. M. J. OAHL CO. have just opened up another line of Sample Shoes of the latest styles. These are 'f» ... McDonald Bros. JOHN—"Where have yon been, Jim?" anyone doubts that John's statement is true, call and inspect our goods and be convinced that it is correct. We will be pleased to see you io our store whether you buy or not. CiAa. B. KHSIDT Presides IM—MI have just come from Madison and mad* ft pur chase of 85 00 and got 18 ponnds of sugar for $1.00.*' JOHN—"I, too, jnst came from Madison and made a pur chase at The Maine' of S5.00 and got 25 pounds of granula ted sugar for $1.00, or I could have got five gallons of the best kerosene oil for 10 cento." PRICE FIVE CEJiTS Jl*—"Did you not pay any more for the other goods?" JOHN—"No, sir 1 priced the same goods all over town and 1 could see that I saved from 15 to 20 per cent, on all other goods All the goods at 'The Maine' are marked ia plain figures, and one price for everybody." Rozinsky, Lee & Frank. Proprietors of "The Maine. THE riADISON State Bank, riadison, S. D. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED Farm Loans at Lo&cst «*RATES^ LOUIS MALONEY, DEALER IN "^7"iaa.es Sz Xjiq_u-©xs, AGENT FOR^—. SIOUX FALLS BREWING GO. N^N^N Sample Rooms, corner Egan Ave. an4[4th St. J. H. WiruAMsoa Vice President.