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V Perhaps your PHONOGRAPH would like to sing you a new song, and if you find this is so, bring in your old records and get new ones for them DURING THIS MONTH I J. H. AN DRUGGIST Complete Optical Room CANADA AliO MEXIGOJOIN US Movement to Save American Resources Begun. MEETING IN WASHINGTON President Welcomes Foreign Dele gates Declaring Importance of Joint Efforts to Save Wealth of Continent for Future Generations—Conference an Outgrowth of Two Former Con ventions in National Capital. Washington, Feb. 18.—Union of the United States, the Dominion of Can ada and the republic of Mexico in the movement to conserve the natural freaources of the continent of North America is the purpose of the joint conservation commission which began Its sessions at the ttate department tn thia city this morning. Taking part in the conference are delegates from the two neighboring countries, the national conservation commission of the United States which recently reported to President Roosevelt and representatives of the state depart ment. The foreign delegates to the confer ence were received at the White fiouse by the president, who ex retsed his pleasure at the acceptancc y Canada and Mexico of his invita tion to the joint conference. Ho dwelt on the importuice of the work of conservation, declaring that it transcended the boundaries of the three countries and depended on their co-operation. He called attention to tlw report of the United States com mission ur.d asserted that further ef forts were needed to make the work already accomplished oi benefit to the nation. He asked the foreign dele gates to joi: v.!. i tl i-! country's coin Hii--''" •'m a yl'iii YOUR OLD RECORDS Are worth something if you will return them to us. whereby the natural resources of the continent in lands, waters, forests and minerals may be wisely conserved 101 the benefit of future generations. It is expected that the sessions of the conference will last three days. While in tlis city the Canadian and Mexican delegates will be the reeip ients cf numerous social attentions, entertainments having been planned ia their honor by their own country men and by many of the high officials of the United States government. Diaz and Grey Interested. President Diaz of Mexico, Earl Or«y, the governor general of Canada, and I Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the premier of iexpressing the Dominion, are greatly Interested in the work of the conference ami have written to President Roosevelt their interest. The conference is the outgrowth of the two conservation conferences held In Washington in which the govern ors of the states and territories wire the principal conferees. At the sec ond conference, in which, on Dec. 8. President Roosevelt and President Elect Taft participated, representa tives of the Canadian government were present and tliey expressed in terest in the conservation movement. Out of that and the general interest the people of the United States are showing in the subject grew the idea of a North American conference to consider, in the words of the presi dent, "mutual Interests Involved in the conservation of natural resource.-! and to deliberate upon the practicabil Ity of preparing a general plan adapt ed to promote the welfare of the na tions concerned." Gilford Plnchot, chairman of the conservation commission, was sent by President Roosevelt to Ottawa and the City of Mexico to deliver in per aon invitations to the conference. Crew Taken Off Sareiy. New York, Feb. 18.—The four-mast ed schooner Miles M. Merry went ashore near the lifesaving station at Moriches, L. I. She carried a crew of twelve men, all of whom were taken off in the breeches buoys by the crew from the station. The schooner was bound from Boston for Norfolk, Va., and was unloaded. She was ashore at tli,• same nil on V iul lai-'t ar. Royal Halting* Powder Absolutely Pure Renders the food more wholesome and su perior in lightness and flavor* The wily baking powdar made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar* liSfo E S O N JEWELER A. F. Laity, Optician SIX THOUSAND HIE IN EARTHQUAKE Shock of Jan. 23 Occurred :n Western Persia. Teheran, Feb. IS—Newt was t* e»ived here showing that the violeift earthquake recorded )an. 23 at almost every scientific observatory tn tta" world where seismographs are In stalled had its location in the province of Luristan, Western Persia. Sixty vil lages in this district were wholly or partially destroyed and the resultant loss of life t8 placed between 5,000 and 6,000 This information was conveyed in belateo reports to the government. The districts of Burujurd and Selahor, In Luristan province, were the center of the greatest violence and here the heaviest casualties occurred. Several villages are reported to have been completely engulfed. The destitute survivors are fleeing into the town of Burujurd. from whence appeals tor as sistanca are now reaching the govern merit San luan, P. R., Feb. 18.—Heavy earthquakes were felt throughout the Island of Porto Rico. The Inhabitants were awakened by the oscillations and their alarm was great. No dam age, however, was done. The vibra tions lasted for at least twenty sec onds and the movement was from «ast to weBt Smyrw, Feb. 1®.—-A strong earth auake was registered tere, tjut there was no local damage. Reports from Phocea and Menemen, where earth quakes last month did much damage, say that a dozen hoifses collapsed, but there was no loss of life. BEFORE RETIRING BOARD Ootonel Tucker and Hit Cat ranged Wife Meet. Chicago, Feb. 18.—A dramatic scene, the particulars of which probably never will be known outside the circl# of participants, took place in the fed" oral building when Colonel W. P, Tucker and his wife met before the •irmy retiring board which is consid ering Colonel Tucker's case. Mrs. Tucker was present as a witness against him. Colonel Tucker had be#n for some time before the board before Mrs. Tucker entered. Colonel Tucker said to have half risen from his cha'. when his estranged wife appeare'. but to have said nothing. This alone of what happened was learned, as the deliberations of the board are secret. Colonel Tucker ha3 the privilege of cross-examining witnesses, Including Mrs. Tucker. The tenseness of the situation reached a climax when Mrs. Tucker fainted on the stand. This incident becume known by a hurried rush to an idjoinlng room for a glass of water. Hor indisposition was of brief durap MADISON, SOI TH DAKOTA, THVKSDAV* FKKKHARY 18, 1909 NEWSFAPHRmEN AiOjOICTED Libel Charged in Panama Canal Purchase Case. PUBLISHERS AND EDITORS List of Defendants Includes Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and a Number of His Employe* Also Delavan Smith and Charles ft. Williams, Owmr* «t tfW Indianap olis News. Washington, Feb. 18.—The federal nnnd jury has returned indictments at ::[list the Press Publishing company if New York and .Joseph Pulitzer, Cal'Sb M. Van Hamm and Robert H. Lyman, editors of the New York World, and the owners of the Indian apolis News, Delavan Smith and '"h. tries Williams, charging libel in publications in connection with the purchase of the Panama canal. The Indictment against the publish ir- ot the Indianapolis News charges 1 i ivan Smith and Charles K. Will ihi-.s with the crime ot libel on seven co .ata a»d that directed agatett the JOSEPh World charges Joseph Pulitzer, Caleb Van Hamm, Robert H. Lyman and the Press Publishing company with libel In five counts. The persons al leged to have been libelled are Pres ident Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, Charles P. Taft, Elihu Root. Douglas Robinson and William Xelson Cromwell. The indictments were filed before Justice Gould in criminal court No. 1. The court directed the issuance of a summons for the Press Publishing company and bench warrants for the defend:.nil. TRAGEDY IN A ru TAXICAB Youth Cflda L!fe of Girl and Then Kills Hirrself. Reading, Pa., Feb. IS.—While speed ing along In a taxicab here Stella Roektashel. agpd eighteen years, was shot and killed and her companion, George E. Kraut, twenty years old, after directing the chauffeur to hurry to a hospital, turned the revolver that killed the girl upon himself and sent, a bullet Into his heart, dying almost instantly. Whether there had been a quarrel or the two had agreed to die together has not been definitely de termined. Lewis Becker, the chauf feur, is unable to throw any light on the affnir. ENGLISH MINE DISASTER One Hundred and Thirty Men Re ported Entombed. Newcastle, Eng., Feb. 17.—A serious explosion occurred in a colliery In Northwest Durham. One hundred and thirty miners are reported to be en tombed The real test Is in the baking. Other Raking Powders may make broad claims, bat when it comes to the production of real delicious biscuit, cakes and pastry CALUMET BAKING POWDER proves its real worth. This is because of its much greater leavening power and the •trict purity of its ingredients. It cost* only a trifle more than the cheap and big can brands and much less than tbe Trust Baking Powders. enna acts Ooatlv/^yet prompt ly on the bowels, cleanses u e system e eft u ally assists ono in ouwomiivj habitual constipation norma nenHy. To its nenejicial ejects buy the genuine. Fig SYHUP CO. SOLD BY LEADING DHUCGISTS-504 p.-B0TTLt COOK AND BROWN TESTIFY Continuation of Probe Into Wisconsin Senatorial Primary. Madison, Wis., Feb. 18.—Samuel Mr. Cook added that he depended •lpon his campaign manager, W. C. Cowling of Oshkosh, to file a supple mentary statement covering the en Mre total expense. During the examination Mr. CooK said he thought that twice $100,00^ ould be spent legitimately in a sen atorial campaign and believed that the candidate receiving a clean plural Jty was entitled to election. Neal Brown, the Wausau lawyer and Derao tratic United States senatorial candi date, said he conducted a "poverty' Campaign and bewailed the Impression among voters that he was a rich man. There was no change in the United %tates senatorial deadlock. The twelfth 1oint ballot gave Stephenson 59 votes out of 128 cast: Mcetaary for choice, 6P. CEMENT SHOW IN CHICAGO Exhibition of New Building Material Is Opened. Chicago, Feb. 18.—Demonstration of the possibilities of concrete as a building material is the purpose of the second annual cement show, which was opened here today and will remain open for seven days. More than 250 manufacturers, representing capital of $250,000,000, have exhibit* tn the show. The rapid advance of concrete in public favor is strikingly exhibited in the show by the figures stating thai In 189fi only 150,000 barrels of cement were produced in the United States, while the output in 1907 was 49,000, )00 barrels. The enthusiastic pro moters of the use of cement in build ing declare that Its use will solve the lumber problem and that its general adoption will mean the saving of most of the immense annual loss by Are. Among the features of the show is the Edison exhibit of castings, by which it Is possible to pour and cast a complete residence in twenty-four hours. They are the invention of Thomas A. Edison, ^vho Is greatly in terested in the show. Five Killed Scores Injured. Valencia, Spain, Feb. 18.—Fire per sons were killed and seventy-eight In lured, twenty-eight seriously, by the collapse of a floor in a hall where lots Wei" t-t'fng drawn for conscription. Received lligheit Award World's Pure Food Exposition Chicago, 1907. CHAS. B. KENNEDY President A. Cook and Neal Brown took up the at tention of the legislative primary in vestigating committee for three hours, the committee securing information from both men that prov- of more than passing interest. (*!^. examina tion of Mr. Cook elicited the tact that Ms statement of campaign expenses iilod with the secretary of state Sept 19 was far from complete. He read from other statements Hgu%s show Ing that since filing that statement hi had expended something more than (12.600. r:o o:o:o:o- I L-°X£Ojc TsfSP2J The/Sd^/bLa,mp H. P. GULSTINE, ...DENTIST... PHONE 293 Office t« Pftstofflce Bik. MADISON, S. DAK DR. C. O. ESTREM, Physician and Surge* OFFICE PHONE 293 HOUSE PttOMf, Greea 4J» Offin it PMtofk* l», MADISON, S. DAK C. KENNEDY, —THE shs Madison State Bank MADISON, S. D. FARM LOANS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE RATES VAL BLATZ BREWING CO* MILWAUKEE BEER on draught at FRED KURTH'S, J. S. MURPHY. PliTER HEAGNEY Prioate stock, Wiener style, Bottle beef at all Leading Saloons in the city. L. J. AHMANN, Agent. Where yon want II—T When yon want 11— No moke—m well—m troable. Often you want heat in a hurry in some room in the house the h||» nace does not reach. It it die lamp lor the student or reader. 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