Afriend of the Heme
A foe of the Trust
Ma#eratelnpno«-Mekee purist food.
KUSSIA MUST MODIFY HER POSITION
HOSTILITIES CERTAIN IF CZAR'S
GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO
London, Dee. 28 —Japan is no^ot Sat
ing for the purchase of two Chilean
warships, the armored cruller Esmer
alda and another, probably the battle
•hip Capital Prat, which are for sale
It is now only a matter of price. Ne
gotiations with other South American
government!* for the purchase of war
skips are also In progress. Baron
Hayashi, the Japanese minister to
Great Britain, said to a representative
of the Associated Press regarding
"We want more ships. Of course
this is only a precautionary measure
Ud It may be a lot of expense for
nothing. I have no indication of the,
nature of the Russian reply. Person
ally I scarcely expect it will be deliv
cred for some little time. There is no
truth whatsoever in the report that
Japan's last note stipulated a time
Asked aaent the dispatch from Ber
lin of Dec. 24. saying the British gov
ernment had represented to the (zar
that Great Britain "deemed Japan's
demands just and earnestly expected
that Runsia would grant them," Baron
Hayashi, while he was not aware of
the precise action taken by Great
Britain at St. Petersburg, said:
"The British government is well
aware that Japan will be obliged to
go to war unless ltudsia modifies the
liosition she has taken up in her last
At the foreign office here nothing is
yet known of the probable nature of
the Russian reply.
TO MAINTAIN ORDER.
Japan Will Send Fifteen Thousand
Troops to Korea.
Paris, Dec. 28.-— It is learned in au
thoritative quarters that Japan is
about to send a large military force
to Korea for the purpose of restoring
order and maintaining order at the
disturbed ports. The departure of this
force is imminent. It will probably
consist of a division of 15.0(H) men.
Japan has been assured that Russia
Will not consider the sending of troops
to Korea ti be an unfriendly act or a
casus belli It is anticipated that the
departure of the troops will revive the
war rumors, which, however, it is
pointed out in the authoritative quar
tern. will be unjustified, in view of
Russia's acquiesc ence.
During the recent exchanges of com
naunications between Russia and
Japan the former fully recognized the
need of the presence of a strong mili
tary authority in Korea and conceded
that Japan was in the best position to
promptly send troops to the disturbed
points The sending of the troops,
nevertheless, is construed as having
an important bearing on the present
negotiations, as it will be the first
conspicuous evidence of Japan's actual
exerefse of paramount authority over
It is further said in the fame quar
ters that the preparations for this ex
pedition were the cause of the recent
Kreat activity at the Japanese arsenals
and dockyards, which, it is asserted,
has been erroneously ascribed to
preparation* against Russia.
Carries Picked Recruits.
New York. Dec. 28.—A volunteer
fleet transport is on the way to Port
Arthur from Odessa with over 2.uo»
picked rec ruits, says a Moscow dis
patch to the Times. The transport
also carries several Black sea naval
officers, a party of fifty naval tuaaer*
and engineroom artificers.
WILL AGGREGATE $134,000,000.
Dividend# and Interest Payable Dur
New York, Dec. 28— According to
statist!en compiled by the Journal of
Comment? dividend and interest din
burstiffents to be paid in January
hex?* by the leading railroad and in
dustrial companies, local banks, trust
and traction corporations,
also interest payable on the govern
ment debt, will reach a total of $m.
4»«tOOH). This «um is about $2,000,uo»
greater than the total payments of
January, 1903. but a decrease com
oared with the semi-annual payments
la July la*t. which were $136,000,000,
the highest on record.
WANT MORE WARSHIPS
JAPANESE OFFICIALS NEGOTIAT
ING FOR SEVERAL SOUTH
TRANSPORTS BEING PREPARED.
Will Be Utilized to Carry TroapB to
Panama if Necessary.
Washington, Dec. 28.- -War depart
ment odi ials admit that the trans
ports Sheynan, Buford and Crook,
now at San Francisco, are being
made ready for sea. Primarily these
vessels are intended for the Manila
service, but officials make no conceal
ment of the fact that they want to be
roady for any emergency which may
arise and should the government de
lire to use any of them for the trans
portation of troops to Panama the
ships will be available for that pur
pose. Still, the positive assertion is
mad'1 that no orders have been receiv
er! by the quartermaster's office with
this end in view it is simply, it is
stated, a case of being prepared if the
occasion should arise.
All three of the transports are in
need of repairs, which they will at
FORTY STORIES IN HEIGHT.
Tallest Building on Earth Will Be
Erected in New York.
New York. Dec. 28—The tallest
btiildlng on earth is to be erec ted in
I.ower Broadway if the present plans
are carried out. With five stories be
low the street level, forty stories high
from the entrance to the top floor and
surmounted by a sixty-foot tower, the
gigantic new building will have a
total height of 615 feet, making it over
twice as high as the Flat Iron build
ing and a I mow as tall again as the
Park Row building, which at present
holds the record.
This building would extend one full
block on Broadway and its cost, in
cluding the site, wit! reach $K),o«MUOu.
The land is said to have been secured
and the completion of the building
within one year is promised.
DENIED BY COGMLAN.
Atlanta Did Not Land Armed Foraa in
Washington. Dec. 28.—The follow
ing cablegram has reached the navy
department from Rear Admiral C'ogh
lan at Colon:
"Atlanta did not land armed force
in Colombian territory at any time for
any purpose. Two officers landed at
invitation of Colombian generals."
Admi'al Coghlan also cabled the de
partment that he would proceed to
Cartagena with his flagship, the Olym
pia. for the purpose of bringing Min
ister Beaupre to Colon on his way to
the United States from Bogota on
MALCOLM M'DOWELL OCAD.
Widely Known as an Iron and Steel
Chicago. Dec. 28. -Major Malcolm
McDowell, widely known as an iron
and steel expert, is dead at the age of
sever.ty-five years. He was the young
est brother of the late Major General
Irvin Dowel!, who commanded the
Federal troops at the first battle of
Bull Run. Major McDowell was aide
camp on his brother's staff during
that, battle Deceased was an inti
mate friend of Generals Grant, Sher
man and Logan and of President
Rutherford B. Hayes.
How Cheap Baking Powder i« Hade
A seizure of a lot of "cheap'' baking
powdeis by the authorities of a neigh
boring city has exposed the character
the low priced brands of l»iking itow
ders which many manufacturers are
ottering throughout the country. The
price of the )Kwdcrs first attracted at
tent ion to them. Samples were take n
and analyzed. The official re]xrt of
the analysis showed the stuff to lie
"alum nowder«." composed chiefly of
alum, sulphuric acid and pulverized
rock. The powders weie declared
dangerous to health and several
thousand potinds were confiscated and
Phvsicians have frequently cautioned
consumers against mixed food with
these so called" cheap' baking powders.
They are all found, when analyzed, to
contain large percentages of alum and
sulphuric acid to which are added
various sorts of filling matter sometimes
both injurious and nasty.
The high da-is creaut of tartar bak
ing powders, are the most economical
and wholesome and should always
selected for use. They will be found
cheaper in the end. besides making the
food better and mote healthfnl.
AGREFS UPON J. J. M'CARDY.
Minnesota Delegation Selects St Paul
Man for Castle's Place.
Washington, Dec. 28.—It is an
nounced by Minnesota members of
congress that Joseph J. MeCardy. for
meily city comptroller of St Paul,
practically has been agreed upon as
the successor of Henry A. Castle in
the office of auditor for the postoffice
department Captain Castle is a
Minnesota man and on the strength
of that fact the Minnesota senators
and repieaentatives laid claim to the
TO PREVENT PftlCS CUTTING.
Patent Medicine Manufactur#»» Agree
on a Plan.
New York. Dec. 28.—Soon after the
beginning of the year some of the
largest manufacturers of patent medi
cine.- will, it Is stated, put into effect
in this city a new plan to slop the
cutting of prices on such articles by
druggists and department stores. It
is the intention to have a fixed price
list below which the manufacturers
will not allow their goods to be sold
at retail. This will apply to the de
partment stores. aa watt aa to re
WARREN CASE CLOSED
POSTMASTER GENERAL INVESTI
GATES CHARGES AGAINST
IWNS BUILDING USED AS POSTOFFICE
DEAL WAS MADE 8Y AN AGENT
DURING SENATOR'S AB
SENCE FROM HOME.
Washington. Dec. 2S.—Following a
long conference with Senator Warren
of Wyoming regarding the latter's in
terest in a building leased by the gov
ernment for the postoffice at Cheyenne
Postmaster General fay no has inti
mated that the ease was closed. He
said that before the expiration of a
previous lease on March 1. 1X!*9. the
lessors wanted the rent raised from
J1,400 to $1,900. which Postmaster
General Charles Emory Smith deemed
exorbitant and he caused au investiga
tion to be made. According to the
records an agent for Senator Warren,
in the senator'^ absence, then exe
cuted a lease for a building affording
much better quarters for $l,2oo per
year for ten years, beginning April 1,
18^H. Mr. Payne said that this would
have saved the government in ten
years $7,000. The postoffice probably
will remain in its present quarters un
til the completion of a government
building at Cheyenne, which is expect
ed to be ready for occupancy probably
by July next,
BEFORE TROUBLC OCCURS.
State Department Anxious to Conclude
Far Eastern Treaties.
Washington, Dec, 28.—The situation
in the Far East has caused the officials
of the istale department to renew their
effort9 to secure for the United States
lrom China and Korea certain nec es
sary trade advantages as embodied in
the Chinese commercial treaty and in
Minister Allen's demands upon the
Korean government before the crisis
becomes more acute. It is realized
that should hostilities break out be
tween Russia and Japan the resulting
peace treaty probably would leave the
I'nited States and other neutral na
tions entirely outside of the pale of
advantage in Korea and Manchuria,
no matter which way the tide of vic
tory turned. Therefore the state de
partment is bringing pressure to bear
upon the Chinese court to insure the
speedy ratification of the trade treaty
ar.d it is hoped that final ratifications
of the treaty may be exchanged in
Washington within three months at
the outside. This will result in the
opening lo the United States the trade
of the ports of Antung and Mukden,
in Manchuria. Across the rher from
Antung. in Korean territory, lies Wiju
and the state department has prompt
ed Mr. Allen at Seoul to renew his
pressure upon the Korean government
to secure the opening of that port to
VICKSBURG GOES TO KOREA.
Will Protect American Interests at
Washington. Dec 28 —Rear Admiral
Sterling, temporarily In command of
the Asiatic squadron, cables the navy
department announcing the departure
of the gunboat Yicksburg from Shang
hai for Chemulpo. Korea, where she
has been ordered at xhe instance of
Mr. \llen, the American minister at
Seoul. The local riots at Chemulpo
reently endangered American life
and property and the dispatch of a
warship was thought necessary.
As ihe marine guard of the Vicks
butg does not exceed a half dozen men
Rear Admiral Stirling has been# in
structed to send a company of 'ma
rines from the Philippines to Chemul
po on board the transport Zafiro. The
marines will go aboard the Yicksburg
at Chemulpo and it is stated that
they will not be landed unless Amer
ican interests are further threatened
tUCS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW.
(•wi Man Avers She Alienated Wife's
Dos Moires. Dec. 28 W W. Cassi
day. a merchant at Winterset. has
commenced a suit against his mother
in-law in the district court here tc:
recover $r».non for alleged alienation
3f his wife's affections. The motln'i
in-law. Mis. Ernest C. Draeger, an!
her husband, who ia jointly sued.
side in this city. Mr. Casaiday av^
that his wife's parents set alwut
win her from him and so far
ed that last April she lefi her ho:
i n W i n e s e a n a e o
•hem in Dee Moines.
QUARREL OVER PRESENTS.
Chicago Man Fatally Injures His Cou
sin and Wounds His Aunt.
Chisago. Dec. 28— Wii'iam Ka
man shct and fatally injured his i
sii, Rosa Ka-iffman. and wounded
aunt. Mr*. K'ega Kauffman. in
shoulder in a quarrel over Christy
presents. Kauffman declared that
uncle had not given him a proper nt
Iht of Christmas presents and
templed to shoot him. The won
endeavored to act as peacemak
and Kauffman shot them both. 1
made his escape and he has not lx
MADISON SOUTH DAKOTA MONDAY DEI KM1SER 28,1903
SNOW AND H¥iM WiND.
New York City Experiencing a Severe
New York, Dev. 28. A heavy fall of
high wi:i« be
gan here early in the day. So lb'
were the snow and oloi'ds that dicing
the morning darkness almost like that
of night prevailed in the down town
streets. The snow. wot and heav, at
first melted as fasl as it tell but later
the tempera!tire dropped and the -t uni
took on the semblam-e of a bliy/.avd.
The darkness lasted nearly an In nr.
after which the stoitn lessened iim
sid era I1 y in severity, although the
snenv continued to fall. A heavy snow
storm, accompanied at many places
by a high wind, prevailed throughout
During the dark period in this ciiy
many ferryboats went astray, their
caotains having lc«v their bearings,
and he harbor resounded with the
whistles of tugs and other stcam craft
that had become enveloped in the
darkne And blinding snow. Several
liners on then way from quarantine
to their piers had to lay to until the
SEVERAL BUILDINGS WRECKED.
High Wind Does Considerable Damage
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Dec. §8— Almost zero
weather prevailed di/ring the night in
St. Louis and vicinity. The day opened
comparatively warm and cloudy, but
In the afternoon a decided change set
in, the sky clearing and the tempera
ture falling 3t degrees in four Hours.
This fall in temperature was accom
panied by a high wind that gained a
velocity of forty miles an hour, doing
considerable damage in various parts
of the city.
the height of the blow portions
pf the east and north walls of the par
tially completed $1.mmu»00 Bucking
ham hotel, at West Pine and Kings
Highway, were blown down, causing
damage estimated at ITii.uod. On the
world's fair grounds nearby consi i
erable damage resulted from the wind,
which blew down scaffolds a ad wreck
ed some temporary struct tites,
ALL ON BOARD RESCUED.
Steamer Kiowa Sunk by Collision in
Boston, Dec. IS,- The Clyde line
steamer Kiowa, inward botind frum
Jacksonville. F!a., and Charleston,
C\. was rammed and sunk by
steamer Admiral Dewey of the Uni'
Fruit company in Boston harbor.
on board the Kiowa, numbering thi:'
persons, were rescued by a t,ug.
The collision occurred in a blinditm
snow storm. The Admiral Dewey ,i
outward bound for Port Antonio, i
maiea, and Port Limon. The Admiral
Dewey sustained practically no dam
age and after laying to for the n
pese of assisting in the work of rest n"
she proceeded to her destination.
The Kiowa which was a passenger
vessel, was of 2.9t»,'i gross tonnage. L'Hl
feet long. 43 feet beam and 2« feet
deep and was built this year at Phiia
RESULT OF P'TCHEO BATTLE.
One Man Killed and Four Seriously
Brownsville. Term., Dee. 28.—One
man was killed and four seriously
wounded as the result of a pitched bat
tle near Randolph. The trouble start
ed by a fusillade from a double barrel
shotgun in th1 hands of a voting white
merchant named Tom Hollingshend
and the volley was returned by John
Jackson with a pistol, llollingshead
fell dead with a bullet through his
heart and John. Walter and Henry
Jackson and Andrew Pugh. all ne
groes. were seriously wounded. The
trouble arose over the settlement of a
Lowry Secures $10,000,000 Loan.
New York, Dec. 28 It is reported in
Wall street circles that. Thomas Ijow
ry. president of the Twin City Rapid
Transit company, has secured a loan
10.000,000, $^.r,uii Itno of which wnl
be expended in improvements. The
greater part of the improvements-wii1
made in St Paul, although twelve
miles of addi'ional trackage will In
laid in Minneapolis.
Two Men Frozen to Death.
Peoria, ill. Dec. 2S --The intensely
cold weather, the thermometer rear!!
ing 7 below, is reti|Riifcible for two
taiities. John Weir, aged
o y i v e
was frozen to death near Elmwoo i
George Banmgarten was found froze a
to a tree and had to be torn loose ly
patrolmen. He cannot recover.
NOW THEY GO
I n voice
DO YOU KNOW?
BALTIC Is the Flour.
I carry a full line of
Baltic, Mailman* W«ja
Also Seeds, Rock Salt,
Feed, Gasoline and Kerosene
J. B. KOEHIEH S SOU.
Having#re-engaged in busi
ness, we solicit the patronage of
former customers and new ones.
We carry the choicest meats
and w ill guarantee to please.
Great Slaughter |m Ladies' Hisses' and
Cfiildrens' Coats and Furs. To close the line
completely out we shall make some of the low
est prices ever made in ladies* ready to wear
garments, there will be no limit to price. Come
this nice Uue to select from.
C. H. MORSE.
Telephone, No. 63.
All kinds of Draying dona
prompt!) alao moving $
household goods. Piano &
Safe floving a specialty.
2 for any home.
Let me fill
just Received 11904 Calendars Free 1904
1 have some handsome 1904
Calendars which I will give
away to all my customers who
will balance their accounts
before Jan. i,l '04, also to all
has been sufficient to entitle
them to tine. These Calen
dars are handsome ornaments
E. L. KiNQSLEY,
I THE HARDWARF HAN.
a specialty, in charge of licensed embalmer for
Minnesota and South Dakota. The latest and
most refined appliances. Calls answered day
I have a fine assortment of Fancy
China for Christmas including Dinner
Sets, Chamber Sets and Fancy Lamp| and
many pieces of Havelin ware. Our novel
ties include many pretty 1904 patterns,
and I am selling them on a close margin.
A A A A A A A A a a a a A A A A 4 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
CHA5. B. KENNEDY, J, H. WILLIAHSON,
President. Vice Pmldiot.
Hadison, S. D.
Farm Loans at Lo\Afftt
ON DRAUGHT AT
THE SAN JUAN BUFFET
W. F. GI05SI, Prop,
BBEGEQ cocccc aaaaaaaaa ju
R. C. McCALLISTER.
Everything in the line of house furnishing.]
Candy order for Xmas.
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