Mothfng Like It Up North
Over Forty Years.
PERIL IN FLOATING ISLETS.
Off Nwwfoumffsmd Coast and on the
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
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
crippled from contact with Ice
had to make the same port recently,
and there are a few missing and over
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
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
GRAIN AND PROVISION PRICES
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 protected]
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—[email protected] Sheep—Wethers,
$4.25j?4.50 yearlings, $4.75 (J? 5.00
lambs, $5.00(06.50 spring lambs,
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
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,
.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, $::[email protected] yearling*. 14.60
pocketod |8 tendered\hy Larmbrlgs«r. ©5.W lambs, $4.50® LI*.
Many a Mother in Madison
Wi!l Appreciate the
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
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
ceuts- Foster• Milbnrn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
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
into pneumonia. Avoid counterfeits by
insisting upon having the genuine Kol
ev's Honey and Tar, which oontaiqp no
harmful drugs.—J. II Andorso.
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Restores the Serines of Taste and Smell.
Easy to use. Contains no injurious drugs
Applied into the nostrils and absorbed.
iLarge Size, 50 cents at Druggists or by
fntiil. 1 .irpiid Cream Balm for use in
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SWT. 66 Warn" St.. New Yoit
acts gently^yet prompt
ly on the bowels, cleanses
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SOU) WUADIN0 DRUCGUTft-BOtHMnU
Established 1885 OLD LINE
A WESTERN OOMPAMY
New business written
Paid xl icy holders
Total pbitl to policy holders
Insurance in force
L. K. Thompson, Pres.
W. J. Grrham, Vice Poes.
Edgar F. Eshbaugh, Agency Director
F. Ball, District Manager
F- Stoltzman and S. G. Westaby Solicitors
MADISON CEMENT CO.
J. S. Thompson & Son, Prop.
Sidewalk Workers and
all Kinds of Cement Work
DENTISTRY and 8URUEKY
Office and Hospital, Corner Harth
Ave. and Third Street.
MADIS0* 80. DAK.
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
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
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.
MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA.
Northwestern National Life Insurance Company,
RK( li I
$.1,250,000 Insurance gain written
1,500,000 Gain in AHseta
700,000 Gaiu in Surplus
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.
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
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.
VAL BLATZ BREWING CO.
on draught at
J. S. MURPHY,
Prioate stock, Wiener style, Bottle beer
At all Leading Saloons in the city.
L. J. AHMANN, Agent.
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