ACT III CONCERT
UNITED STATES, ENGLANO AND
JAPAN OPPOSING RUSSIA
INSISTS ON THE OPEN DOOR
State Department Make* Clear to Ruo
aia Its Purpose to Retain Whatever
Trade Advantages It Has in MancHu*
Washington, Feb. 8.—While details
of the negotiations cannot be devel-
ENLARGE MANY POSTS.
One of the Results of the Army Board
Chicago, Feb. 8.—Major General
Otis, commanding the department of
the Lakes, has returned from Wash
ington. where he was in attendance on
th«- sessions of the army post board
called by the secretary of war to con
sider the deeds of the different army
As to the recommendations of the
board General Otis f-ald it would not
be proper to speak in advance of the
report to t!i» .secretary of war. It is
understood, however, says The Chron
icle. that th'1 barracks at Fort Sheri
dan will be enlarged and made modern
In every respect. Since the United
States became a world power and
ria and This Determined Attitude It
of Manchurian Ports.
oped here at present, confirmation is i above mentioned gentlemen would be
to be had of the report from Peking
that the United States government
is acting with Japan and Great Britain
in resisting ar.y action by Russia and
China in the shape of a Manchurian
treaty that would threaten the inter
ests of the United States in that im
portant section of the east. The state
depaitment has made perfectly clear
to Russia its purpose to retain what
ever trade advantages it has in Man
churia and its determined attitude in
that matter probably has prevented
the summary closing of Manchurian
ports to any but Russian trade. The
questions now involved, namely those
relating to mining concessions r.nd the
light to construct railroads in Man
churia, are regarded as only secondary
in importance to the question of the
"open door" and whereby diplomatic
representatives are acting under con
servative but tirni instructions on
^•otips are required for work abroad.: that
the posts throughout the country have
.ring appetizing and
rnc food is lightened by
nous baking powder
Absolutely pure. It adds
healthful qualities to the food.
The "Royal Baker and Pastry
Cook"— most practical and
valu.'ble of cook books
!-e" to even* patron. Send
fill! address by postal card.
There are cheap baking powders,
made from alum, but they are ex
ceedingly harmful to health Their
astringent and cauterizing qualities
add a dangerous element to tood.
ROYAL BAKING POWOER 00., 100 WIUIAM IT., NTW YORK.
ditien to Tort Sheridan many of the
oti aimy will b« enlarged.
That the work at the fort will be
i undertaken at once is said to be as
sured. Owing to orders from head
quarters the troops now quartered at
the fort will leave shortly for tho
Philippines. Their places will not. be
i taktn until the soldier.? ordered from
thp Far East have returned. In th1
interim the carpenters and manors
will have almost undisputed posses
sion of the place.
BAM WHITNEY AND KEENE.
They Will Not Be Elected Members of
i the British Jockey Club.
I New York, Feb. fc.—A Herald spe
eial from London says:
I "Neither William C. Whitney, Fox
i hall Keene nor any other gentlemen
not British are likely to be elected
members ot the jockey rlub. This you
Said to Have Prevented tht Closing fan state without qualification."
In these words a prominent member
of the jockey club, a peer and a prom
inent sportsmen, disposed of the ru
mors which have reached America
that onP or I)OSSibiy both of th,,
selected to join that body in which is
vested the control of the "sport of
kings" in England.
Not that Whitney and Keene would
i not personally be heartily welcomed,"
continued my informant, "but it is not
customary and we are creatures of
REFUND OF OUTIE9.
Important Decision by Comptroller of
New ork, Feb. 8.—Mr. Trace well,
the comptroller of the treasury, has
rendered a decision involving the ques
tion of refund on duties on goods im
ported from Porto Rico. The decision
is given at the request of the secre
tary of the treasury, who asked as to
his authority to refund moneys paid as
duties, or as a fine equal to the duty,
no protest having been filed against
the assessment of these duties on cer
tain merchandise hi ought into this
country from Porto Rico after the
ratification of the treaty of peace with
fpain and before the taking effect of
the act of April 12, l»oy.
The comptroller holds in effect that
where no protests have
been ioiind too small for the accommo-i Thp company lias offered a rewar
dation of the regiments and batteries for cat of the four bodies re
recruited to flg.htjng strength. In ad- "rpd
filed no I
duties can be refunded on goo.js im
ported from Poito Rico between April
1, and May 1. lnuo. All applica
tions for refund of duties where no
protests have been filed must be sent
to the secretary of the treasury for
certification to congress for appropri
*re mvw up ffcr Oead.
Pittsburg, Feb. 8—The four people
missing since the explosion of the boil
ers of the towboat John W. Aib*s of
the Monongahela River Consolidated.
Coal and Coke companv near Rraddockj
early Wednesday morning, have been *°V'!,ora
given up as dead. Ths presumption Is!
were either killed out
blown into the river ami drow
In Starting Out With the New Year
.MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY, FEHRl'ARY «, 1902.
BRIEF IS FILED
ATTORNEYS FOR ADMIRAL SAN
SON PROTEST AGAINST THE
IS SUBMITTED TO PRESIDENT
Assert That the Question of Command
During the Battle of Santiago Was
Not Before the Court of Inquiry ancf
That They Were Repeatedly Denied
Opportunity to Present Important
Evidence Bearing on That Point
"Washinrton Feb. S.—E. A. Theall,
representing Stayton. Campbell &
Theall, counsel for Rear Admiral
Sampson, have filed the following
brief with President Roosevelt protest
ing against the claim set up in Admir
al Schley's appeal that he was iu su
premo command in the battle off San
"We beg leave as attorneys for Rear
Admiral W. T. Sanusoti and on his
behalf to submit the following state
ment in connection with the petition
of Rear Admiral W. S. Schley asking
rtliel" from his condemnation as re
ported by a court of inquiry and ap
proved by the secretaiv of the navy.
No argument will be submitted as
to the voluntary opinion of the presid
ing officer of the court as to the ques
tion of chief command at Santiago.
"We repeatedly applied for an op
portunity to present evidence upon
this point to the court and our request
was as often refused and we are con
fident that an attempt to pronounce
nil adverse judgment where a hearing
has been denied is so plain a violation
of simple good faith that it has no
chance of receiving your approval.
We were ready then, and are still
ready, to produce much evidence
which was not offered before the court
on this question. We are prepared to
fchow that the statement that the New
York at the beginning of the battle
was "out of sight of each and every
ship of the blockading squadron, but
one," is inaccurate.
"There is abundant testimony to
show that from the beginning of the
battle every American vessel at San
In Sight of the New York.
There is evidence at hand to show that
when the commander-in-chief left the
blockading fleet in front of Santiago
he hoisted the signal "disregard move
ments of the commander-in-chief.' pro
ceeded to that point where, under the
regulations his immediate command of
the squadron ceased, and then sig
nalled to the next in rank to take com
mand and that on the morning of July
3 the commander-in-chief had given
instructions to have ready stringed the
signal directing Commodore Schley to
assume command, that this signal was
to be hoisted when under the regula
tions the appropriate moment arrived,
that that moment had not arrived and
that such signal had not been hoisted
when the enemy endeavored to escape
from the harbor.
"From the Oregon too. there Is avail
able evidence to show that when the
first Spanish ship issued from the har
bor the Oregon, using a long glass,
could from the position of that vessel
near the center of the line, read the
New York's battle signal then flying.
"Jnl this evidence was ready to be
submitted to the court of inquiry and
is now ready to be submitted to you.
It was refused by the court, but it had
decided not to go into the subject of
the command. Rear Admiral Sampson
has never objected and does not now
object to any inquiry to determine the
question of command. He has, how
ever. reported that he was in com
mand at that battle. As commander
in-chief he has made his recommenda
tions concerning the promotions. He
SLOWLY GROWING WORSE.
No Decided Change in Admiral Samp
Washington Feb. X.—Alarming ru
mors wore afloat here during the day
to the effect that Admiral Sampson
had #ken a serious turn for the worse*
within the last 21 hours. Inquiries at
the Sampson residence and of the na
val physicians developed there had
been no decided change in Admiral
Sampson's condition, but that steady
retrogade movement is in progress
Which is common to his disease.
has been recognized by the executive ciinkas, who killed the Hritish officers
and judicial departments of the gov
eminent as being in command and he
asks that when the accuracy of his re
ports is questioned he be at least per
mitted to hear the evidence in opposi
tion and to permit his brother officers
to come forwarti with the testimony
they are ready to give in his behalf."
Lord Mayor Entertains Schwab.
London, Feb. 8.—Charles .M. Schwab,:
t.he 1 nited States Stool
the Mansion Hom e !,v the ldrcf may
Tr7• ..r i ... onto the band wagon and ride do-arn
a e a s o n a e i e s
PLED TO THE STREET.
grfre ,it Chicago Causes a Panic In the
Chicago, Feb. S-
od the Sanford building.
street, almost rasioned
among the tenants ot tlu
Trade building which adjoined 11
s of th" cloak factory of
shall Field & Co. The fire stait.d in
the paints and oils ot the Ceoigf• h.
Wat on Co.. which occupied tht fits
two iloors. and destroyed the stoc o
Oeorw F. Kosche &
occupied the three upper floors, bo
mpui was the spread of the flames and
dense the smoke that occupants o
the v.eighhoring buildings flod hurried
ly to the street. In the Trade building
•evert! hundred pupils of the Chicago
Business college marched out in good
order. One woman, almost suffocated,
was carried out by firemen but soon
revived. Several small explosions
among the paints anil oils in the fire
frightened the spectators and several
firemen were hurt b^* falling bricks.
No serious accident were reported.
The damage to the btiilding and stock
was about Sfio.uno.
MAY FIGHT A DUEL.
eral Eagan and Colonel Barlow
Have a Dispute.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Feb. !.—Owing to
a mi-understanding in (Juaymas, Mex..
two Americans became involved in a
quat 1 that is sjtid to have led to a
eha!' nge to meet upon the field of
hone One was General Charles P.
Eaiiin. of "embalmed beef" promi
neni the other Colonel Wiliis P. lhir
low 'f Nogales. an attorney witlt a
nat' "a! reputation. Eagan. who has
been representing W. C. Greene in his
legal contest regarding the Cobra
Gra- ie copper mines of Mexico, met
Ha'' w at the hotel. The two. so the
stor goes, had a warm dispute. I.at'*r.
it is alleged. Harlow penned a chal
lenge that was handed Eagan. devel
opments are awaited by the American
colony upon the return of Harlow,
who is reported in conference with
Gi eene at Cananea.
FALL! 100 FEET. BUT LIVES.
Wisconsin Farmer Drops Over a Preci
pice, but Escapes Injury.
La Cross**, Wis.. Feb. 8.—John Mein
ortz, a farmer residing a few miles eatit
of tl.'s city, met with an accident in
whi his escape from death was al
most a miracle.
He was driving down a steep bluff
with a load of wood when his horses
on the icy road and fell ovei
a prtcipke. carrying load and all with
The outfit fell a distance of l»tn feet
Both horses were instantly killed and
the sleigh was broken into kindling
wood, but Meinertz escaped uninjured.
After striking at the foot of the bluff
he walked to the house of a neighbor.
Not a scratch was found mi his body.
Neenalt (Wis.) Cold Storage Company
Appleton, Wis.. Feb. 8.—Fire entire
ly destroyed trie offices and ware
houses of the Neenali Cold Storage
company at that city. The entire
structure and contents are a total loss.
It is estimated that JIKO.IMMI worth of
eheese. butter, eggs and general farm
produce were stored in the building,
none of which was saved. The losses
are well covered by insurance. The
origin of the fire is at present un
known. The Neenah cold storage w as
operated by a stock company, the ma
jority of the shares being owned by
business and professional men of Ap
British Officer Killed in Egypt and His
Cairo, Feb. 8.—Dispatches from the
Fashoda district thai have just reach
fd here state that a camel caravan,
which was being convoyed at the end
of last month from Shambeh to Rum
bak, in the Bahr El Ghazal district.
^vas attacked by a strong bodv of
in charge and captured the Sudanese
detachment that was acting as guard.
A Sudonese regiment has been dis
patched from Shambeh with another
convoy to Rubeh.
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*r'"' AOIk i. j,
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o a k i n s o S o e e a i i n i °8
the Most Tender Face to Enjoy a Close
Without Unpleasant Results._
Avoid dangerous, irritating Witc-h
Hu.-.el preparation*. 'T
l'OMJ r-XTKAC 1.
wood alcohol," »tl«*01y pui»ou.
Caught Smusy,,r,3 Opuirr».
San Francisco. Feb.
house ol!»cia s here have arr«
Frank !. Hurt on on a charge of smug
glin*. With him was captured a trunk
containing 75 pounds of opium valued
at whW'h hal lu*on «i
from Ta oma to Oakland. The author
ities believe that Burton is connected
with the gang that for some time has
been successfully smuggling opium
across the Canadian border.
It Is von* con.
vcn.ent to attribute
the disasters which
mt iUkr us to fate.
Hut lor the mo«.t
part man is the
a:' :er of his own
men are struck
down suddenly as
bv lightning. The
verdict is generally
"heart failure.'* "His heart was weak.
It was fate for him to meet tins eiul."
But if we went lt-hind the "weak heart
we should find a "weak stomach, |rol
ably, and back of the weak stomach u
careless eating at irregular hours.
When the stomach is diseased the
organ* dej»ending on the stomach lor
nutrition are starved. Starvation means
weakness of the lx*dv and its organs.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
i-ures diseases of the stomach and th-r
organs of digestion and nutrition. Win :i
these organs are cured, diseases of heatt.
lungs and kidneys, caused by the
disea.-ed stomach, are cured also.
"In th^ fall
I wa« t.iV.cn with wnnt Vr-
inp Vjit-ll*. TKitpitatlou
the hrart, nt»«i a
tn-.-«.l (cttiiiK in
ktmitach.*' wntr» Mr.
I W K i i n v o K n i I o
.i "I C'nMiUrl a i(yct'r nnl n.v.,1 I li.i'l
organic hrart trouble, lie jj.ivr me *.iiif inr U
due. Put it did me m, po.*! 1 then tried
lit kind* of patent ninlKitje-, lust tlyv cnlv
lu ed me a liu e. I then *eut and
bottles of I»r. I'ieroe'n (,»Meii Medical l»ic'v
erv. licfore the first buttle was ue le.t a
a n e W e n e i v e x- e w e e o I
K n to work. 1 had not worked any
y- tr telore.
"I am well and nn e.it anvthing now w.'.h
the evrption ,i jo:V. .md
I)octor Pierce's I'ltaaanl 1'cllets cure
I »i:ivc g. ne IS day* at time without
Movement of th« buwrli, not 1h*h
U.T.e :lift:. t,jr i4siufc- |,..i
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lllis tvrnl'lf i o niliio|i ilnriiiK tliat |hi: ,JJ
1 li.MKlof ut never »!:, reaef s»r |j
1 USHTTF L'AHAIU.J.» 1
ijoir ha-, oil in one ti liH-e u .lut ai.c lf|
rl li I would givo Ikuki f.,r ,.
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