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Mothfng Like It Up North For Over Forty Years. PERIL IN FLOATING ISLETS. Off Nwwfoumffsmd Coast and on the ©rand Banks Floes and Bergs Are Proving a Menace to Shipping—Fi«h ins F\m* Buainaaa •MMJT Ham The pnfs^ut year continues to main lain its unenviable notoriety for the foriousness of the iceberg peril. In the first week of August icebergs were as numerous obotit the New foundland const as they have ever been in midwinter and more numer ous than at the same time in any year of the past quarter century. The whole of Newfoundland's eastern sea board and the Grand banks also are thickly strewn with tliese floating Islets that spell detraction for every vessel that hits thcra. Dally the steam ships plying In these waters report sighting scores, If not hundreds, of bergs, and one passenger ship from New York to St. John's, N. F., counted over a thousand during twenty-four hours. What they mean to ships at this season Is shown by the fact of three steamers having been crippled by them In the past few days. On July 2.3 the steam freighter Itergulus entered St. John's with her bow battered in by contact with a berg in a dense fog off Capo Race. She was so seriously in jured that a deck load of machinery had to be Jettisoned and 100 tons of coal thrown overboard, but even with this relief she barely succeeded in making port. Three days later the Black Diamond liner Bona vista, with seventy passengers ultoard, made port, also with her bow ftove in. At tin impact her passengers stampeded to the deck and rushed for the boats, and only the most strenuous exertions on the part of the officers averted a trag edy. At the same time the Canadian Pacific line steamship Montrose was lying off Cape Ilace for four days, re pairing damages caused by running into another l)org while on her way to Montreal with 300 passengers. She was badly battered forward, and the British wars hi 11 Brilliant stood by her antll she effected repairs to enable her to reach her destination. Several other steamships more or 1MS crippled from contact with Ice had to make the same port recently, and there are a few missing and over due vessels. Fishing Flaeta Hampered. Navigation along the Canadian route has been seriously hampered by the presence of the bergs and tloes in those latitudes. Belle Isle strait has been closed till an unusually late pe riod, and the Labrador waters have been rendered very dangerous. The fishing fleet from Newfoundland, num bering l.r00 vessels and employing some 25,000 persons, had been unable to operate there up to a recent date, and It looks as if the catch of eod on the coast for this summer would be seriously curtailed, owing to the long continuance of the ice pack. Even on the section of the Newfoundland sea board from St. John's to Cape Race bergs are so abundant now that fish ing operations are practically suspend ed, as men have to take their nets out of the water to prevent them from be ing destroyed. As the Labrador fishery represents one-third of the annual catch of cod by the people of Newfoundland, It can easily be seen how serious a situation this iceberg Incubus represents, and as the season Is short at best the situation is causing much concern. On the Grand banks, too, the trawl ers are hampered by the presence of bergs, and all the big liners are obliged to slow down in passing. The story of icebergs in the north Atlantic shows nothing to resemble the conditions that prevail at present Causa o? Many Marin* Tragedies. No one can explain why these Ice conditions exist In certain years and not in others. Not since 18G3 has th.Te been any approach to the present con dition, and in that year much less In convenience was felt, as business In terests did not demand such regular communication as at present. In the spring of 181)0 lloes and bergs were nu merous in the north Atlantic, and a number of marine tragedies resulted which are attributed to this cause. Pour stout steamers, with an aggre gate list of nearly 300, one or two having some passengers aboard, van ished, and it has always been believed that ice was the causa of their disap pearance. In the spring of 1809, again, ten freight steamships, with 380 souls, vanished In the same way. All had left American ports at dates which would bring them together on the Grand banks, and the theory always has been that they were caught in the floes there and, a hurricane spring ing up, were pounded to pieces. In the present year, however, the floes have been even worse than on these occa sions, and the harbor of St. John's has been icebound and sealed up against all arriving and departing ves sels even more securely than If sur rounded by a blockading fleet. Monstar Maaaaa of lei. The worst feature of this Iceberg situation is that all the bergs and floes are now drifting south Into the track of New York liners. The more ice there is the more fog will follow, since the mist that always overhangs the Grand banks Is due to the steam generated by the commingling of the gulf stream with the arctic current and its burden of lee. The bergs. the larger they are, of course, the longer they take to melt and the far ther south they are carried before they disappear. There are always during the summer mouths more or less of these silent destroyers cruising to ward the ocean lane south of the Grand banks, and this year promises to witness a record uumber. Until ten years ago accidents to liners from collision with these were numerous, as then the sailing track of the New York "greyhounds" traversed the southern end of the Grand banks, which, owing to the meeting of ilie currents, is wl.cre most of the bergs are found. Disasters became so com mon that an international conference was called which resulted in shifting the ocean lane nearly 200 miles farther south. Last year one of the big German fliers struck a berg, luckily without injuring herself, but It is rarely that steamers survive an encounter with these ice masses, as only one-eighth of the total volume of the berg appears above water, and Its contour below may be very different from that above, so that when a steamer rams an Ice berg she may disturb its equilibrium and causc it to topple over.—St. John's N. P.) Cor. New York Post. NOTED PREACHER-HUMORIST. Story Told About Robert J. Burdetta by a Brother Humorist. Sm. Robert J. Burdette of Los An geles, Cal., one of the last of the bril liant galaxy of old school humorists. Is the subject of the following story, which Is told by his friend, Strickland W. Gillllan, also a humorist, who halls ftom Baltimore: One day as a California clubwoman was driving an eastern friend alsng Orange Grove avenue, Pasadena. Cal., she pointed to the beautiful Spanish home of the Burdettes on the hilltop. "That," she said, "Is the home of Itev. Robert J. Burdette. You've heard of him and read his prose and poetry." "I've heard of his prose, of course," replied the eastern lady, "but I don't recall Ids poetry." "No, of course not," replied her Cal ifornia hostess, "for It's the funniest thing—he signs all his prose writings 'Robert J. Burdette' and all his poetry 'James Whiteomb Riley.'" During his seven years of newspaper work in New York Mr. Burdette made a host of friends and gained a larger host of admirers in the metropolis. His career began obscurely on a little newspaper published In Peoria, 111. It was there that his humorous writings first attracted attention In 1874. He soon went to the Burlington (In.) Ilawkeye, on which paper he worked with Increasing brilliancy and success for several years. The vein of sweet seriousness which marked so much of even bis most hu morous writing was traceable in part to a living tragedy that clouded his early career. Ills young wife, to whom he referred as "her little serene hap piness," became an incurable invalid. But she never ceased* to share with him the pleasure and the labor of his literary work. He did most of his writing at a table close to her bedside, and she read every word of his pro line output, often criticising, often sug gesting a thought or an abridgment. It was years after she died before Burdette could resume entirely his work as humorist. But after many years ho was married again to Mrs. Presley Charlton Baker, a brilliant wo man possessing vast estates in and around Pasadena, Cal. GOLDEN'S HARD SNOWSTORM. Incident In Career of Actor FaiMut as Old Jed Prouty. Richard Golden, the actor, who re cently died on a private yacht which was anchored off the Brooklyn (N. Y.) Yacht elub, Gravesend bay, achieved fame in the role of Jed In a comedy en titled "U^d Jed Prouty." At one time he was an actor in a stock company. "One night at the old Treinont thea ter In Boston," he remarked some time ago, ia speaking of the experience, "we were putting on the old melodrama, 'Storm Beaten,' In which I was com pelled to play the aged father. It was a 'Hazel Kirke' affair, the only scene of importance that I had being in a snowstorm, when I had to grope around with my face upturned to heaven, murmuring, 'My child, my child, where are you tonight?' "I got a fair start, and I was looking heavenward and reading the lines with all the pathos at my command when suddenly something about the size of a toy balloon, It seemed to me, struck my front teeth and passed on into my throat. I stopicd, chghed, choked, got red In the face and threnfr myself forward In a spasm, and. to my great relief, an object struck the stage with a sharp click and bounded out Into the audience. "The darned property man had put a rock In the snow. After the audi ence quit having hysterics 1 continued, but I refused to look squarely at heaven again during the run of that i toy." Marriage of ChimpanzMS. James Reld, whose title of "Marry ing Squire" was gained after he had married 400 couples within four years, recently officiated at the "wedding" of Julia Krager and Master Tony, chim panzees owned by August Larmbrig ger, a banker of Orvllle, O., In ths presence of,over 200 people. Master Tony's "bride" was a tiny monkey. The license, which boars the name of Edward Ilankee, clerk of the circuit court, announced the bridegroom to be two years old. the bride a year, a daughter of Oooii Paul of Palshye, Africa. Chief of l*«Hoe Vincent Skel ton volunteered to give the bride away. HIS PLATFORM IS HOME RULE Dahlman Announces Candidacy o Governorship of Nebraska. Omaha, Aug. 17.—James C. Dahl man, the cowboy mayor" of Omaha, has announced his candidacy for gov ernor on the Democratic ticket. The main plank of the mayor's platform is home rule. He said in his speech at a picnic in Bennet a few days ago that every town Nebraska JAMES DAHLMAN. would have home rule if he succeeded in being elected governor. He would make this the feature of his Inaugural message and he would see to it that the first legislature after he was in duoted Into office passed a law carry ing out the principles of home rule. As to the saloons the mayor would have them regulated by the voters of the towns in which they are situated. If a man drank too much that was his own business and so long as he did not make a nuisance of himself It did not concern the public. EFFECT OF NEW TARIFF. Senator Gore Predicts Calamity and 8enator Johnson Prosperity. Two views of the effect of the new tariff law were exchanged just before the recent adjournment of congress. Senator Gore, from the Democratic viewpoint, saw only calamity In the measure, while Senator Johnson pre dicted prosperity under it. "The people of this country," said Senator Gore, "will not know whether these duties are higher or lower. They will not consult this law to learn the changes that have been made. But at the end of each month, when they con sult their bills, they will see what, con gress has done. They will find higher prices for everything they consume. I look forward to a veritable saturnalia of extortion. I predict there will be no lowering of prices." "Of course prices will not be lower," rejoined Senator Johnson. "I remem ber after the passage of the Wilson bill prices went down, but people had not enough money to buy, regardless of the low prices. Men came to my back door begging for work and then begging for bread. I divided my food with them, but there was no work for thein. I predict prosperity as the re-* suit of the operation of this bill." SCORE OF BUILDINGS BURN Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Fire at Coal Creek, B. C. Winnipeg, Man.. Aug. 17.—A $20(1, 000 Are wiped out twenty-two build ings at Coal Creek, near Fernle, B. C., Including Trite's store, the Miners' club and several boarding houses. The water pressure failed and aid from Fernie brought tfe* JMUMS trol. under con GRAIN AND PROVISION PRICES Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, Aug. 16.—Wheat Sept., 99%Dec., !)5?£c May, $1.00. On track—No. 1 hard. $1,44 5? 1.41: No. 1 Northern. $1.43(0)1.44% No. 2 Northern, $l.S5(g1.3T No. 3 Northern, $email@example.com. 8t. Paul Union 8tock Yards. St Paul, Aug. 16.—Cattle—Good to choice steers, $6.00^6.75 fair to good, Ifi.00^5.50 good to choice cows and heifers, $4.25(^5.25 veals, $5.50®fi.25. Hogs—$firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Wethers, $4.25j?4.50 yearlings, $4.75 (J? 5.00 lambs, $5.00(06.50 spring lambs, $email@example.com. Duluth Wheat and Flan. Duluth, Aug. 16.—Wheat—On track —No. 1 hard, $1.37% No. 1 Northern, $1.10% No. 2 Northern, $1.2S%. To arrive—No. 1 Northern, $t.05%: No. 2 Northern, $1.03%: Sept., $1.00%: Oct., 99%c Dec., 96*£c May, $1.00%. Flax—To arrive and on track, $1.45 Sept., $1.38 Oct., $1.34& Nov., $1, 84*4 Dec., $1.32. Chicago Grain and Previsions. Chicago. Aug. 16.—Wheat—Aug $1.01%: Sept, 99%c Dec., 96'^e May, $1.00. Corn—Sept., 66'4c i)t.c., May, 57%^57^4c. Oats—3ept., 38-%c- Dec., 38VJc May, 40%ff40%c. Pork—Sept.. $20.80 Jan.. $17.40. But ter—Creameries, 22% ^260 dairies, 20ij2 ?*4c. Eggs—18© 21 He. Poultry —Turkeys, 15c chickens, 14c springs, lie. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chlcugo, Aug. 16.—Cattle—Beeves, $4.40(^7.60, Texas steers, $4.40Ti5.50 Western steers, $4.00f/6.25 stockers and feeders, $3.10f 5.15 cows and heifers, $2.25(r 6.33 calves. $5.50f/ 8.21. Hogs—Light, $7.-15^8.00 mixed. ?7..'UW8.0r heavy, $7.0r)fr8.00 rough, $7.^.1 .fi:7.30 good to choice heavy, $7.30frJ!R.00 pigs. $6.80fi 7.75. Sheep Beid .used his usual ceremony and i —Native, $::.1Q@5.10 yearling*. 14.60 pocketod |8 tendered\hy Larmbrlgs«r. ©5.W lambs, $4.50® LI*. MOTHER'SGRATITUDE 1 Many a Mother in Madison Wi!l Appreciate the Following. Many a strong man and many a healthy woman has much for which to thuuk mother. The care taken during their childhood brought them past the danger point Hnd made them healthy men and women. Children ate geneially bothered at some period with incontinence of urine, and ina i'ility to retain it is ofttiines called a Imoit. It is not the cbildten'a fault the difficulty lies in the kidneys, and can be readily righted if taken in the proper way. A Madison mother -•hows yon how. Mrs. Fred Warner, formerly living n South Bighth street, Madison, S.D., »ays: "Five years ago my little boy nattered from a we»kness of the kil iievs. He became very restless and often complained of his hack paining him severely. He seemed to have no control over the kidney secretions, especially during the night. Not long ago my daughter also begad to suffer from a similar complaint and as I had t*een Doan's KidDej Pills highly re commended, I decided to give them a trial. I procured a box at Ander son's drug store and the results were so gratifying that I procured a fur ther supply. Today my daughter is completely cnr and my son is stead ily improving." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 ceuts- Foster• Milbnrn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States Renumber the same—Doan's—and take no othef. People past middle life usually have pome kidney or bladder disorder that naps the vitality, which is naturally lower in old age. Foley's Kidney Rem edy corrects urinary troubles,.stimulates the kidneys, and restores strength and vigor. It cured uric aoid troubles by strengthening the kidneys »o ti ey will strain out the uric acid that settles in the muscles and joints causing rheum atism.- J. 11. Anderson Fi ley's Honey and Tar is a safeguard against serious results from spring oolds which inflame the luDgs and develop into pneumonia. Avoid counterfeits by insisting upon having the genuine Kol ev's Honey and Tar, which oontaiqp no harmful drugs.—J. II Andorso. No [ALLMEj Question ai3 to the Superiority i of CALUMET Baking Powder Keteivfd Highest Award World'* Pure Ft.od Expoaitiw Chicago, 1907 O-NIGHT tfARRH W-ftVU ocfr ELY'S CREAM BALM Sure to Give Satisfaction. CIVE8 RELIEF AT ONCE. [t clean-i» s, Rootln s, heals and protects ths iliseasel membrane resulting from Catarrh and drives away a Col,l in the Heiul quickly. Restores the Serines of Taste and Smell. Easy to use. 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GALLAGHER ...Graduated Veterinarian DENTISTRY and 8URUEKY A Specialty Office and Hospital, Corner Harth Ave. and Third Street. MADIS0* 80. DAK. ALL WEALTH and the demand lor Lake County farms is increasing. If you are in search of a Then come and see me, and I will show Chas. home in a Good Climate where you can raise Wheat, Oats Barley Corr, Potatoes and in fact everything adapted to this latitude and where you can successfully carry on Dairying & Stock and where your family will have the advantages oi GOOD SOCIETY GOOD SCHOOLS GOOD CEURCH FACILITIES rou If you are renting land now, paying $3 to $5 annual rental, I will show yuu iust as good iand and sell it to you at what you will pay out in rental where you are in three yenrs, and will give you easy terms ol payment If you want a good 1c cation in Madison I have such for vou. A iar^e number ol substantial buildings have been built in Madison the.past season and the cit^ is steadily growing in population. Correspondence Solicited MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA. Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis. RK( li I $.1,250,000 Insurance gain written 1,500,000 Gain in AHseta 700,000 Gaiu in Surplus January 1,1909. The Northwestern Life issues all the latest and most improved form* of policies, ami in anv ammouuts desired. It invests its income for the upbuilding of the territory in which it operates and ha« loanwd tn the farmers of Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota over $3,500,000. and*Actuaijr George E. Towle, Tread. Rolttut E. Efterly, Sec. John T. Baxter, Council. Henry W. Cook, Medical Director. F. M. Stickney, Cashier. H. F. White, Auditor. iust what you want I'lii' y u u il FOB WESTERN PEOPLE $2,500,000 450.000 50,000 $ 5,700,000 7,500,000 24,000 000 DIRECTORS F. A. Chamberlain, Pres. Security Bank. E. W. Decker, V. Pres. Northwestern ank. C. F. JafTray, V. Pres. First National Bank. A. A. Crane, V. I'res. Northwestern NatioualjlBank. B. F. Nelson, Nelson-Tuthill Lumber Co. L. K. Thompson, Pres. and General Mgr. George E. Towle, Treaa. W. J. Graham, Actuary. Sioux VAL BLATZ BREWING CO. MILWAUKEE BEER on draught at FRED KURTH'S, Falls, S J. S. MURPHY, PETER HEAGNEY Prioate stock, Wiener style, Bottle beer At all Leading Saloons in the city. I mmmmmmm L. J. AHMANN, Agent. D. Madison, 5- D. Madison, S. D.