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1LISHED 1890.
[nt McKinley, Speaking to
flt tcenth Minnesotas at
r§ the Various Stages of
[wth in Domain of Tbat
ivs He Has No Donbt W«
111 Kwp the Philippine
[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.
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
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 %AKIN6
I Makes the food mors delicious and wholesome
Sjg*k_SWia POWOO pp.. w«w TOWK.
tlon that
the federal
bettor understand-
destroyed enmity and pro
Civilization has achieved
HHI to the gos|)ol of good
*r now few dissenters.
'Wrrs, under the inspiration
Husslit, have been sitting
irllaiueut of poace, seok-
Muuoti basis for the adjust
rslos without war and
they have not made war
have made peace more
have emphasized the uni-
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-
and Imposed upon us
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
^lis,tlon In 1803, known as
^'fL'hase, eiubraced 888,077
''"elusive of the area west of
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
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^
The minority reptrt proceeded to say
"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
expense for which there will be no
adequate return. I hat it has^no capacity
agricultural country. lhat
more than a
Passing interest to the
It lg worth recalling
square miles.
mjuaiu IUIivn«
.y.e to Uje. prespjit- gensrfk-
as known it has no value asaniinera
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
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
body by
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.
future of these new possessions in
the keeping of congress,
ZXn loVr-
will !ir.iTO» rich »nd ln»»lu-
€\)t Jtlaftjson Dailn Cca&er
v v
"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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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."
Present Trial* the
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?
have just opened up another line of Sample Shoes of the latest styles. These are
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.
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."
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.
State Bank,
riadison, S. D.
Farm Loans at Lo&cst
"^7"iaa.es Sz Xjiq_u-©xs,
Sample Rooms, corner Egan Ave. an4[4th St.
J. H. WiruAMsoa
Vice President.

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