The only baking pow
der maae from Royal
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mineral acids and leave In the food
SAYS THE END
Voters' League of Pittsburg
Promises More Arrests.
CHARGES AGAINST NINE
Seven City Councilmen and Two
Bankers Arrested on Allegations of
Corruption in Conducting the Pub
lie Affairs of the City—Men Behind
Prosecution Assert That Conditions
AM Worse Than at Frisco.
Pittsburg, Dec. 23.—Following tho
Sensational arrests here of seven
counclUaen and two bankers on
charges of alleged corruption in con
ducting the public affairs of this city
it la intimated that even more startling
developments will transpire shortly.
In the meantime the people oi Pitts
burg are surprised almost beyond de
scription at the suddenness of the ar
rest of the nine men, who are all well
known. According to the best infor
mation obtainable |t is possible the
municipal scandal of San Francisco
will be insignificant when compared
to the alleged grafting here. The fol
lowing are the men accused:
Counpilmen William Brand, John F.
Klein, J. C. Wasson, T. O. Atkinson,
Jacob Soffel, W. H. Melaney and Hugh
Ferguson. Former President W. W.
Ramsey and former Cashier A. A. Vil
sack of the German National bank
are alao accused.
Information against all the Sevan
members of the council charges them
with conspiracy, corrupt solicitation
An additional information against
Brand, Wasson and Klein charges
them with bribery and corrupt solici
From Brand, Wasson and Klein bail
In the sum of $30,000 each was de
manded. The ball of the other four
members of the council was fixed at
Tho information against Ramsey
gnj Vilsack charges them with giving
Klein $17,500 as a bribe. Bail de
manded from each is $14,000.
Willie all the defendants were taken
by surprise when arrested each se
cured the necessary bail, which in the
aggregate amounted to $178,ooO.
All the informations were sworn to
by Tensard de Wolf, secretary of the
Voters' league and formerly a polit
ical writer on a local paper.
The Man Behind the Quit.
Robert Wilson, superintendent of
tbo Municipal league of Scranton, Pa.,
Is described as "the man behind the
gun." Mr. Wilson, assisted by a corps
of private detectives which he brought
to this city from Scranton, gathered
the evidence against -the defendants.
It is explained that for this reason
the entire matter was investigated
without the least publicity. The Pitts
burg police were not consulted until
it was desired to make the arrests.
Then Mayor Guthrie, Director of Pub
lic Safety Lang, Superintendent of Po
lice McQuaide and other city officials
met in the public safety building,
re Mr. WilsQn^his detectives and
lUtUibeia oi the Voters' lcagt.e 1sti
the evidence before them. Previously
some of the best known attorneys in
the city had been consulted and pro
nounced the evidence sufficient to
cause the arrests. Immediately Mayor
Guthrie ordered the arrests and the
private detectives, accompanied by
city detectives, rounded up all the
Mr. Wilson say3 the Voters' league
is back of the prosecutions and it is
the intention to make Pittsburg as
clean as Scranton is today. In mak
ing Scranton so, Mr. Wilson said,
prominent men committed suicide or
were sent to the penitentiary for
All the councilmen are candidates
for re-election at the next election in
February. William Brand is president
of the common council Ferguson, for
merly a reform councilman Wasson,
chairman of the Inance committee
Soffel, chairman of public works com
mittee, and Klein, who is serving his
first term, is a well known river man.
Another sensation developed when
it became known that Director cf Pub
lio Safety Lang had demanded the
resignation of Captain of Detectives
Edwin T. McGough. Captain McGough
is well known throughout tite country
as a clever detective.
RESIGNS FROM PRESIDENCY
to Retire as Head of
New York Central.
New York, Dec. 23.—W. H. New
man has resigned as president of the
New York Central and Hudson River
Railroad company, his resignation to
W. H. NEWMAN.
take effect on Feb. 1, 1909. It ^as
accepted by the directors. It is ex
pected that he will continue to be a
member of the boards of dlrectofH.
State Presenting Case.
Kansas City, Dec. 23.—The state
has begun the introduction of evidence
to support its side in the Missouri
rate case, which has been dragging
along here in the United States dis
trict court before Judge Smith Mc
pherson. When the court adjourned
Saturday last the eighteen roads had
concluded the presentation of their
evidence in an endeavor to prove their
claim, namely, that the 2-cent and
maximum freight laws of Missouri
Elbert Hubbard Injured.
New Ycrk, Dec. 23.—A dispatdh
the Times from Buffalo says that a
Hubbard, the author and lecturer, in
the woods near his colony at East.
Aurora, N. Y. While assisting work
men he miscalculated the direction
tree would tall and wan
LIKELY TO END
Enforced Resignation of Ven
HUCB MILITARY ACTIVITY
Acting President Gomez Recruiting
and Arming a large Force to Meet
Any Resistance Offered by Follow
ers of the Absent President—Cap
ital Guarded by Troopo Loyal to the
Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 23.—There
bas been no repetition in this city of
the anti-Castro demonstrations of
Dec. 13 and 14, but the enforced res
ignation of the Castro cabinet is re
garded as going far toward sealing
the fate of President Castro in Ven
ezuela. The fall of the cabinet is a
logical outcome of the fact that Act
ing President Gomez permitted the
anti-Castro demonstrations in Caracas.
The change of ministry was effect
ed and made known only after tho
arrival in the capital of 1,500 soldiers
from the interior, who are loyal to
There to much military activity ev
erywhere and troops are being recruit
ed and armed with energy in the be
lief that the men in the Interior loyal
to Castro will fight
CASTRO SUPPORTERS OUT
Acting President of Venezuela Selects
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dec. 23.—
Vice President Gomez, to whom Presi
dent. Castro handed over the presiden
cy on his departure for Europe, ha
established a new government in
Venezuela. He has replaced the ol i
ministry, the leader of which wa
Dr. Jose de Jesus Paul, the ministe
of foreign affairs in the negotiation
that culminated in the ousting of Mln
ister De Rues and the severance oi
diplomatic relations with Holland
with a new body of men who repre
sent various factions in the state an
who have figured prominently In va
rious ways in the political history cf
Not only has Dr. Paul disappeared
from the councils of the nation, but
Dr. Baldo, who is now traveling in
Castro's suite abroad, also has been
removed from his official position as
minister of education. General Dieg
Ferren, the minister of war, who als»
was war minister in the cabinet
Unrest in Venezuela.
Willemstad, Curacao, Dec. 28.—-W1'
lemstad is still without direct
Acting President Gomez in 1906, has
been superceded by General ReguJ i
Olivares, who took a prominent pan
in crushing the revolutionists six
Cause of Trouble Revoked.
Willemstad, Curacao, Dec. 23.—The
new Venezuelan administration hus
revoked the decree prohibiting the
transshipment at Willemstad of goods
destined for Venezuelan points. Tbi*
measure has been the principal diffi
culty in the strained relations be
tween Holland and Venezuela and its
revocation Is regarded as a move in
the direction of a peaceful settlement
from Venezuela, but reports brought
in here by the steamer Zulla indicate
that the political outbreak against
President Castro at Caracas last
has been followed by other develop
ments showing the continued unrest
of the country.
GUARDS WATCH PROPERTY
Citizens of Nebraska Town Angry at
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 23.—Fearing
mob violence at Havelock Manager
H. Humpe stationed guards to prevent
damage to the property of the Lincoln
Traction company. A crowd of men
attempted to burn a bridge, but fled as
a car approached and the fire was put
out with slight damage.
A number of names have bden se
cured and these will be reported to
the county attorney. Citizens of
Havelock claim that the company
promised a 5-cent fare after the ex
piration of a ten-year franchise and
the company has not kept this pledge
Famous Hotel Threatened.
New York, Dec. 23.—A fire which
started in the Gilsey House, one of
the famous hotels on Broadway,
threatened at first to destroy the
building. Spreading through the fifth
floor the flames soon were leaping
out of the Windows and a great crowd
was attracted which for a time com
pletely blocked traffic on Broadway at
that point. The firemen were able to
confine the flames to the fifth floor
and the flre was quickly controlled.
MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, VEENKS»AY, DKCOHEK 23, 1908
For Boys and Girls there are the Following Series:
CORNER DRUG STORE]"
100 Men's Suits
Consisting of Black and Blue
Serge, All Wool Cheviots,
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*l&OOb*U&m, (til tA
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jDuring tihs sale, Choice
fUR COATS AT COST
We have about 30 Fur Coats, which, owing to
the mild weather have not been selling as fast as we
We must turn them into Cash
Give us what we paid for them and they are yours.
Corner Drug Store Book Emporium
Your Choice *pil.OU
20% Discount on Our Chil
dren's 2-Piece Suits
Now what is a better Christmas token to a friend, old or young, than a popular
book, either standard works, popular novel, or if you want to make the boy or gift
happy give them some good clean story book. We have a larger stock this season
than ever before, well selected, containing all classes of reading. These books
are being sold at a very low price and will be snapped up long before Christmas
Eva. Buy your books now and have them laid aside. We will do so gladly.*
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We have over 100 Assorted opyrights to select from at $1.25 each.
Over 150 Popular Copyrights at 50c each.
In addition we have many Standard Works in fancy leather and other fancy binding for ornamental use as weH.
Jones Drug Company,
Extra Special Until Xmas
Our Special Sale on "Sample Line" of Lack
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til Xmas. High Grade Goods a& Cheap
SO Cents on the Dollar.
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than at any other Store in town r.
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(For the little Ones are:
Songs of Summer
Aunt Amy's Animal Stories
Pussy Meow, Shaggy Goat
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15% Discount on our Entire Line of
Blue and Black Overcoats.
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