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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, October 15, 1908, Image 1

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New Wire Servke Begins
Business in Boston.
Thousand Words a Minute Transmit
ted by Delany System at Lowered
Cost—Telegrams Delivered by Spe
cial Messengers and "Teleposts"
Carried by Letter Carriers Features
Of Telepost Company's Work.
Boston, Oc^ 15.—The Telepost com
pany has inaugurated here its system
of receiving and sending messages.
The Delany method, controlled by the
company, the newest and most rapid
method of transmitting intelligence
electrically, in connection with the
postofflce delivery system, iB now an
actual fact in American life.
With the transmission of the fir
Telepoat message from Boston to Pon
land, Me., handed to the Telepost op
erator here by Mayor Hibbard of tin
city, the Telepost was put into open
tion between the two cities, the line
including the following way stations:
Lowell, Mass. Lawrence, Mass.
Haverhill, Mass. Exeter, N. H.
Portsmouth, N. H. Dover, N. H.
Blddeford, Me. Saco, Me., and Obi
Orchard, Me. In each of these cities
there is now a Tel6post office pre
pared to receive and transmit mes
The Telepost transmits and receives
messages at the rate of a thousand
words a nainute, from twenty to forty
times as many as any other telegraph
system now in operation. The Telepost
utilizes the full carrying capacity oj
the wire, while others get only 10 per
The Telepost company gathers mes
sages and sends them on its own
lines. It delivers the message itself
by its own special delivery service,
the messages then being called by tho
familiar name "telegram," or it relies
for delivery upon ihe well organized
postofflce department run by Uncle
Sam. In the latter case the message
is known as a "Telepost." The com
pany also receives messages through
the postofflce department, for trans
mission to near or distant points—
that is, a man living in one of the
cities named or within mailing dis
tance of it may write out his telegram
or his "Telepost," drop it, addressed
to his correspondent near or far, in
care of the Telepost company. The
latter will attend to Its prompt and
su?edy transmission. The telephone
also bo utilized by the Telepost
In addition to telegrams of the new
Btyle and Teleposts the Innovation in
the wire world includes the "tele
card," which is to the telegram and
the Telepost what the postal card is
to the letter. In other words, it is a
shorter telegram transmitted at a
lower rate.
Uniform Rate ®f Transmission.
The rates charged by the Telepost
company are uniform whether the dis
tance traversed by the message is ten
miles or a thousand—twenty-five
words for 25 cent3 delivered by the
Telepost messengers, or fifty words
for 25 cents brought to your door by
one of Uncle Sam's gray coated men.
The charge for the telecard is 10 cents
for ten words sent to any place
reached by the Telepost company's
A special envelope of odd size and
attractive design makes It easier for
the maii distributors to recognize and
handle Teleposts. The telecard is
also of special design in order to fa
cilitate postofflce handling.
While the service just inaugurated
includes only the cities named above
the Telepost company has already
closed contracts to make rapid exten
sions from Boston in other directions.
The scene in the Telepost offices at
the opening of the new service was a
most interesting one. The audience
Included, besides Mayor Hibbard, a
large number of men prominent in the
business and professional life of this
city. The newspaper men who were
present not only looked upon the put
ting to practical use of the invention
of Patrick B. Delany as an interesting
item of news, but as one that is ex
pected to affect vitally their own busi
ness of news gathering and publish
ing. The Telepost company intends
to establish at its offices in the vari
ous cities a bulletin service giving the
most important news items of the day
in skeleton form, referring the readers
to the newspapers for details. The
first message transmitted over the
Telepost lines was that of Mayor Hib
bard to the mayor of Portland, Me.,
congratulating the latter upon the in
auguration of the new system. The
first Telepost message will be pre
served as an interesting memento of
the occasion. Among those present
were Patrick B. Delany, the inventor
of the system H. Lee Sellers, the
president of the company R. H. Sel
lers, its secretary and treasurer, and
J. W. Larish, its electrical engineer.
ffhe various operations of the Tele-
post, Buch as Clie perfecting type, the
transmission of messages, handling
the receiving tape, etc., were fully ex
plained and aroused the highest inter
Thp Telepost system has? won the
highest commendations from expert
authorities in electricity. Thomas A.
Edison, with whom Mr. DelRny worked
years a^o, said of it, "The ystem in
Ita entirety is so simplo that it is per
fectly 'fool proof.'
Former President of Johns Hopkins
Norwich, Conn., Oct. 15.—Dr. Daniel
Ooit Gilman of Baltimore, formerly
president of Johns Hopkins university,
died suddenly here. He had gone to
A N I E O I C. I I A N
his room to prepare for a drive after
dinner and was found helpless on the
Boor by hlR wife. He arrived here
Monday for a visit with his sisters.
Dr. Oilman was born at Norwich July
I, 1831.
Ill Fated Mataafa In Collision.
Superior, Wis., Oct. 15.—The ill
fated steamer Mataafa of the Pitts
burg line and the Sacramento collided
|ust off the end of Pittsburg coal dock
S'o. 1 and the Sacramento was sunk.
The crew had small warning of the
accident, but managed to escape. No
lives were lest and none of the men
ft-ere injured. The Mataafa was also
badly injured, but did not sink. She
will be taken to the Superior drydock.
Imperial Rescript Outlines Ja
pan's Policy.
Tokio, Oct. 15.—The Official Gazette
publishes an imperial rescript, coun
tersigned by Premier Katsura, in
which the emperor says:
'The East and the West are depend
ent upon one another for the promo
tion of their mutual welfare and on
this account we should endeavor to
cultivate the friendship of other na
tions. At the same time it Is highly
Important in these postbellum days
that we should be united with other
sountries in advancing the industries,
tu this we shall be acting in accord
ince with the sacred traditions of our
forefathers and our glorious national
The imperial rescript, which was
intended to be addressed to the for
eign powers as well aB to the people
Df Japan, became public property be
cause of an address made by Premier
Katsura before the prefectural gov
ernors assembled in this city. The
premier outlined the government's
tconomic policy and emphasized its
determination to reduce unproductive
expenditures. He requested the as
sembled governors to co-operate by
the practice of every possible econ
omy and by basing their plans for ex
penditures only upon actual receipte.
The confidence which had been some
fthat shaken by urwise and reckle: 3
finance, he said, could easily be re
stored by practical illustrations of a
ietermination in the future to follow
the paths of peaceful developments
ind the cultivation of the friendliest
relations with all countries.
Speaking as premier Marquis Kat
lura spoke at some length upon the
rescript, which, he t-aid, mu3t be con
lidered a definite command from the
emperor for the people of Japan to
demonstrate their intention of follow
ing closely every form of economy and
take a position before the world as a
peaceful and conservative people.
Entombed Men Rescued, but Thrse
Succumb Later.
Koenigshuctte, Prussia, Oct. 15.—
Fire broke out in one of the galleries
of the Koenigsbrube coal mine. One
hundred men at the time were in one
of the deep galleries and it was
thought for a while that they would
be lost. They managed, however, to
make their escape through an adjoin
ing shaft. Twenty-three men in an
other gallery were brought out uncon
scious from suffocation. Twenty of
these were revived, but three suc
Second Accident to Candi
late's Train.
Occurs While Climbing a
Steep Grade, the Tender of One of
the Engines Leaving the Rails.
Prompt Action Brings Train to a
Stop on Edge of Embankment
About Twenty Feet High.
Cadiz, O., Oct. 15.—Judge Taft's spe
cial train has been derailed again. The
accident this time occurred on a spur
running from the Pennsylvania rail
road at Cadiz Junction to this place.
Two engine1" were attached to the
train and the front trucks of one of
the tenders left the track. The train
was climbing a steep grade at the
time, but the tender went bumping
along the track for two car lengths
before the train was brought to a
stop. On one side of the track there
was an embankment about twenty feet
One of the engines was partly dis
abled and ran into Cadiz, a distance
of two miles, where the crew got
plates and screws. A delay of about
half an hour was caused by the acci
dent. Before the tender left the track
Mr. Taft had had another unpleasant
experience. His train got half way
up to Cadiz on the spur when the en
gine stuck on a grade and had to back
to Cadiz Junction, where Mr. Taft s
private car and another Pullman were
detached to lighten the train. Mr. Taft
moved up into one of the compartment
cars occupied by the newspaper men.
Judge Taft stayed In Cadiz half an
hour. He spoke before a large crowd
in the village square.
Bomb Explosion in Connection With
New York Strike.
New York, Oct. 15.—The bomb has
made its first appearance in the strug
gle between the New York Taxicab
company and its striking chauffeurs,
which has been in progress for more
ihan a week. The company declares
that a deliberate attempt was made
by the strikers to destroy the prop
erty of the company and the strikers
maintain that the missile was hurled
in an attempt to turn public sympathy
against them or by some misguided
sympathizers. The bomb was thrown
into the big enclosure in Eighth ave
nue between Fifty-sixth and Fifty-sev
enth streets, where 250 taxlcabs be
longing to the New York Taxicab com
pany were stored for the night. Th
explosion shook buildings for blocks
and hundreds of persons in the neU
horhood were thrown into wild excite
ment. Police details from many sta
tions were rushed to the scene and
for a time all their efforts were re
quired to control the great crowd
which had gathered in the vicinity.
The explosion tore a great hole in the
ground. One of tho special policemen
on guard declares that he saw the
bomb thrown over a high fence around
the enclosure. It struck near a big
tank of gasoline.
Some of the strike leaders exprcsse
a belief that it was not a bomb at all,
but an explosion of gasoline due to
the inexperience of the new men.
Town Saved From Forest Fires Now
Partially Destroyed.
Duluth, Oct. 15.—Grand Marais, on
the north shore of Lake Superior,
seems fated to burn.
Within a few weeks after the long
hard battle to save the place from de
struction by forest fires a large
tion of the place was gutted by fire
The loss is estimated at from $50,000
to $100,000.
The flames licked up the Grand Ma
rais hotel, the Mercantile company's
store and warehouses, the Cook Coun
ty bank, the dwelling of C. J. Johnson
and some other buildings. The entire
village turned out at the alarm and
bucket brigades were organized to
supplement the work ot the volunteer
fire department.
Republican Fund Growing
Chicago, Oct. 15.—Elmer Dover, sec
retary of the advisory commiiiee of
the Republican national committf
reached this city from New York to
confer with the leaders here. Mr
Dover said that he did not believe the
report that the Republican campaign
fund had just been augmented by con
tributions amounting to $500,000,
though he said the Republicans were
obtaining much more money than they
were earlier in the campaign.
Bryan claims to be at once the fa
ther and the heir of the Roosevelt poli
ctos. His brother Democrat, Judge
Parker, denounces RooseveltlM. The
fUmflr —ems a little jarred.
is your irlc.il excel­
lent coffee? Don't you like a
mild yet exhilarating aroma—a
coffee that settle* quickly and
pours clear—full-flavored, rich,
satisfying, sustaining?
Then you're a sure believer
in OLD GOLDEN goodness
—it's a coffee of special blend,
scientifically matured, balanced
and roasted.
It will please it pleases
Everybody. Get
D*s Moines. Ia
luffragists Prefer Jail to Signing
Peace Bonds.
London, Oct 15.—A great crowd
surrounded the Bow street police
court when the women suffragists and
tin men without work who were ar
rested during the disorders in front of
the houses of parliament were ar
aigned. In the throng there were
ianv women wearing badges with the
Kords "Votes for women." The three
aders of the militant suffragists,
Mrs. Druinmond, Mrs. Pankhurst and
Miss Cristabel Pankhurst, demanded
trial by jury. Their cases wera
postponed until Oct. 21.
Police Superintendent Wells testi
fied that traffic had been disorgani7ed
for four hours and that eight police
men had been injured by the demon
Miss Pankhurst acted as attorney
for Mrs. Drummond and Mrs. Pank
hurst and her cross-examination of
Superintendent Wells furnished much
amusement for the spectators. Most
of the other prisoners were ordered
k give bonds for their good behavior,
with the alternative of imprisonment
fur from one to two months. As on
previous occasions the women elected
to go to jail. When one of them was
offered her freedom on her personal
recognizance she said to the presiding
magistrate: "You won't get any of
my money. I will go to prison. Down
with Asquith." Another declared ihat
she had not obstructed the police, far
from it it was the police who had
obstructed her.
Convicted of Killing Husband.
Little Falls, Minn., Oct. 15.—Mrs.
Matilda Gollnik was convicted here of
murdering her husband, William Goll
nik, on Aug. 13. She asserted that
two masked men beat her husband te
death because he would not surrender
certificates of deposit to them.
Capture Fifth Game ot Series
With Detroit.
Detroit, Oct. 15.—It Is Chicago,
champions of the world again
Chance's Cubs clinched the greatest of
ell base ball trophies by eapturing the
fifth game of the series at Hennett
prirk 2 to 0. At that Detroit did better
than last year, when they managed to
tin one game but then lost four
straight. This year they captured one
aine, also their total of runs was
greater for the series. Chicago made
24 and Detroit 15 runs in the series.
Detroit had no chance in the last
game, for the Cubs hit Donovan and
fielded perfectly, while Overall held
the Tigers to three hits, one a scratch.
He struck out ten men. Not more
than 6,000 people paid to see the game
despite perfect weather.
Kills Two Sons and Himself.
Goldsberry, Mo., Oct. 15.—D. (J.
man, a farmer, went to the district
school near here, called out his two
sons, aged ten and twelve, respective
ly, shot one of them dead, mortally
wounded the other and then shot and
himself. The
cause of the
v i s n o k n o w n
Beware of the Cough
that hangr. on persistently,
breaking your night's rtf.t and
exhausting you with the violence
of the paroxysms. A few doses
of Piao's Cure will relieve won
dtrlully any cough, no matter
hiw far aavanct-d or serious.
It soothes and heals the irritated
surfaces, clears the clogged air
passages and the cough disap
At all druggists', 28 cts.
McKibbin $3 Hats
Any style in tfO OC
ilie store...
." ic and 75c Caps O
lioice ..
*1.00 and *1 25
aps. Choice
Men's Suits
$12.50, $15 and $17.50 Values. 150
Suits to select from, all wool d*Q
material. Choice during sale «PO* 3
Youths' Long Pants Suits
100 Long pants Suits, sizes
18 yrs.
$5 to
Choice during Sale
20% discount on our entire line of
Childrens Clothing.
Jos. Henken, Prop.
Lake County Clothing Co,
We must raise $5000 cash to meet obligations
We are overstocked in some lines and must turn them
into CASH regardless of profits. Don't take our word
for these Bargains, but come in and investigate for
yourself. REMEMBER, the sale is for CASH ONLY.
10 Beginning Friday, OCT. 16 10
DAYS Ending Monday, OCX
We can save yoir25 to 50% on some of yourpurcfca.»es during this safe
75 Suits, all wool material 7C
10 to $
12.50 values. Choice I
Knee Pants Suits
125 suits, all sizes, $2.50 to £1 CC
$3.50 values. Special «pl«OD
$1.25 and $1.50 Moco
Kid and Cape Glove*.
Special per pair
If you have attended any of our former sales, you know that when we advertise
BARGAINS you can depend on finding them exactly as represented.
Lake County Clothing Co.,
South Bend Malleable Range that we hare no room to speak of them all.
Any Time from
Monday, Oct 12 until Saturday, Oct 17
You will be seaved with three minute biscuits and delicious hot coffee and pre
sented with a beautiful cook book and a usefut souvenir.
pairs, all sizes,
uvular 50c and 75c
Special Jvv
•'•Oe and 75o BWeat
i !-s Children*
Special OOC
Mens* heavy fleeced Underwear in
Grey and Ribbed Brown. The regu
lar $1 per suit Special per
suit of shirt and drawers Jv
50c Kady Suspenders 35c
and Dressed
$1.25 and $1.50 Mens and Boys
Duck Coats. Special OjC
$1.25 and $1.50 Mens all wool under
wear, broken sizes. T« dose
out, special
there is reason for mrjr extra pound of tough steel ami
enduring malleable iron in it. The 3-ply construction makes it
wear well and there is an extra heavy bracing on the oven, for
you must know the oven is air-tight. The heat can't get out and
the dyst or ashes can't get in.
Uiis exhibit, your have a free choice of a complete
I s e o i a e o o k i n w a e a i y n i n e i e e a n s o e y e A
corated semi-porcelain dinner set or several pother valuable and attractive premiums wefl worth
f* v' l"
Madison, S. D.
There are so many distinctive features peculiar to the
Peer Among Ranges
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