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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, December 03, 1909, Image 1

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Believed United States la Preparing fot
an Immediate and Vigorous Military
Display Against the Zelaya Govern
ment—Scathing Note of Secretary
Knox Causes Comment In Diplomatic
Washington, Dec. 3.—That there will
be an immediate and vigorous military
demonstration by the United States:
against President Zelaya of Nicaragua
and what is left of his government is
practically certain. Eight hundred ma
rines at League Island navy yard at
Philadelphia have been ordered to sail
on the cruiser Prairie at once. In ad
dition the PiY.irie will carry two 3-incb
field pieces, 1,800,000 rounds of am
munition, tents, camp stoves and othei
field supplies. At Panama the Buf
falo is ready to leave for Nicaragua
with the 400 marines who have been
doing duty on the canal zone. Later
In the day the protected cruiser Al
bany and the gunboat Yorktown were
ordered to proceed at full speed from
Magdalena bay to Corinto, on the Pa
cific coast of Nicaragua. The gun
boat Vicksburg already is riding the
waters In the harbor at Corinto and
the gunboat Princeton Is on her way
from the Bremerton navyyard for the
same port.
The concentration of the four war
ships, together with the transport Buf
falo, with all her marines, at Corinto
Is taiten to indicate the determination
of the officials here to be able to meet
any call for the protection of Amer
ican citizens. On the Albany are about
280 bluejackets and on the Vicksburg,
Yorktown and Princeton about 150
each. These, together with the ma
rines, would make an army equal to
any organization reported to be serv
ing under Zelaya.
Secretary of State's Note on Klc
araguan Situation.
Washington, Dec. 3.—There Is re
joicing in the ranks of the Nicaraguan
Insurrectionary party and correspond
ing gloom among those who have been
friends of President Zelaya. The
cause Is the ultimatum handed down
by the United States to the Nic
araguan government and is contained
In the note which accompanied the
passports delivered by Secretary of
State Knox to Felipe Rodriguez,
charge of the Nicaraguan legation.
The strength of the note and its
personal tone are the subjects of com
ment in diplomatic circles. It is gen
erally r»coAnizfd that the United
Stiit s 1:a cVcidnl the time has come
The only baking powder
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
—made from Grapes—
Hundred at Philadel*
Given Orders.
Makes Finest, Pcresi Food
Absolutely Pure
fnrt*' attacks on
American life and interest in Central
The farreachlng effect of the note
is a master of especial comment. The
fact that President Zelaya is, appar
ently, to be held responsible for the
murder, so called, of the two Amer
icans, Groce and Cannon, and that the
note Intimates that Zelaya is the cul
prit, puts a sting to the situation. Al
most feverish interest in the next
step of this government is manifest.
Warning to Other Republics.
Concealed In the vigorous but care
fully prepared note dictated by Sec
retary Knox is seen a warning to the
Central American republics that they
must beiiave and conduct themsehes
as other republics in the Western
hemisphere conduct themselves. This
and the direct announcement that the
United States intends to see that the
family of Western republics lives har
moniously Is believed by diplomats to
be epochal. The Monroe doctrine has
attained to the eyes of the diplomats
a new dignity.
The letter is seemingly a mere pro
test against existing conditions and.
while it bristles with declarations, it
smacks of the so called American
"shirt sleeve" diplomacy. That this
view of the encument is incorrect is
plainly shown by a careful reading.
The note is generally regarded as one
of the most scathing documents Issued
from the state department in many
Norwegian Steamer Lands Cargo at
Bluefields, Nicaragua, Dei. 3.—The
Norweg'an steamer Stavangeren has
arrived here from New York with
arms and ammunition for the insur
gents. The latter have been handi
capped up to this time by a lack of
ammunition, but are now wil
equipped and are also supplied with
machine guns and small arms. Ac
cordingly, it is announced at the in
surgent camp ihat the plan cf action
will be chaaged. General Estrada im
mediately assum'ng the aggressive.
Witness at Cherry (III.) Inquest
Charges Carelessness.
Cherry, 111., Dec. 3.--Following his
unexpected testimony tint at least one
half of the lives lost in the St. Paul
mine disaster were sacrificed because
of the disregard of the welfare of thi
coal diggers on the part of their su
periors, David Wright, a miner, will bt
called before the coroner's inquest
again in a further effort to place the
responsibility for the fire.
Wright, who was among the last tc
escape from the burning shaft, testi
fled that all the men in the second
vein would be alive today if they had
been warned of the impending dangei
by officials.
"The fire started about 1:30 p.
but we didn't know cbout it for more
than half an hour," said Wright.
'The miners down in th i secom
vein, whlre I was, continued at thei
work, knowing nothing of their dan
Hetty Green on Loan Market.
New York, Dec. 2.—Mrs. Hett
Green has again become an interested
figure in Wall street. Within the last
two days she has been a large lende
of money in the financial district, ad
vancing funds for time loans at 4
per cent interest, a figure slightly
low the current rate.
Strike of Switchmen Contin
ues to Be Effective.
Yards at
Chicago Pays Highest Figure In Hi
tory of the City.
Chicago, Dec., 2.—Prime steers
reached the highest price ever paid
on the open market in Chicago. Thi
feat was accomplished when nineteen
steers, averaging 1,572 pounds, wen!
over the scales at $9.50 per hundred
weight and ten yearlings, weighing
1,081 pounds, also sold at the sauit
price. A single head sold it 10 ceoti' cure ore shipments from Butte,
per oound
Paul Patrolled by Non­
resident "Police," Which Is Alleged
to Be in Violation of the State Law.
Business Men Not Prepared to Take
a Hand in the Trouble at Present.
St. Paul, Dec. 3.—With no decided
change in the shipping congestion re
sulting from the switchmen's strike
the question of interference by the in
terested business men has been raised.
However, the business men doubt that
the time for such interference has
come. They expect to see the railways
and their men meet the situation.
Should the strike continue, however,
the business interests are likely to
take a hand.
Although a hundred or more strike
breakers have been Imported freight
traffic is practically at a standstill.
Passenger trains are moving nearly
on time.
Action by the roads in importing
special police may result in state in
terference. The Union depot yards
here are being patrolled by dozens of
these men. They admit they were
brought here as guards and say there
is not a switchman among them.
'We will make no complaint against
the Chicago special police," said Presi*
dent Frank T. Hawley of the Switch
men's union. "If you want any infor
mation a6 to their status get it from
your state authorities, who are sup
posed to enforce the laws. We have
no suggestion to make."
Labor Bureau Questioned.
E. G. Hall, assistant labor commis
sioner, in the absence of Commission
er McEwen, said:
"If these men are not residents of
Minnesota, and, if they are wearing
special police badges or acting in any
capacity as officers to preserve the
peace, they are violating the law and
whoever brought them here is violat
ing the law. The law on the case is
plain. It is not susceptible of any
other interpretation."
The strikebreakers, or special po
licemen, or both, as the case may be,
were brought in from Chicago by the
Great Western and Northern Pacific
railways. They were recruited through
the agency of a well known strike
breaker who makes it a business and
has no other business, so far as is
At the strikers' headquarters in the
Hotel Foley every movement of the
imported men has been reported. Pick
ets all along the yards have been
watching for them during the past
twenty-four hours and when the first
twenty-five arrived the fact was tele
phoned in at once.
Traffic Officials Optimistic.
The beginning of the breakup of the
strike is announced by the railroad
officials. They Bay that a sufficient
number of men to handle the normal
amount of traffic will have arrived in
St. Paul within twenty-four hours and
that it will only be a few days until
normal conditions are resumed.
Between 200 and 300 men have ar
rived from Chicago and were placed at
the disposal of the railroads. They
will be used in St. Paul, Minneapolis
and Duluth. It was claimed at the
railroad offices that plenty of men
could be secured to take the place of
the strikers and that assurances had
been received from representatives of
the trainmen's unions that no sympa
thetic strike would be called.
A number of the men imported are
experienced switchmen, according to
railway officials, and they will be put
at work immediately in the places of
the strikers. The others will be utilized
as guards of the company's property
until they are taught thd duties in the
Thousands of Men Will Be Throw
Out of Work.
Dec. 3.—One thousand men
were thrown out of work when the
Great Northern shops on Dale streel
and Jackson street failed to open. Or
account of the switchmen's strike th
shops both closed down.
The Great Northern shops at 8t
Cloud are also shut down. and it la
reported that all the railroad shops
in the Northwest that can be closed
without absolutely stopping every
wheel will be shut down at once.
Immense Smelter Closes.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 3.—The Im
mense smelter of the Boston and Mon
tana com pony has closed down, throw
ing men out of work at Great
Falls, because of the inability to s*
Now Let's See-Read Along With Us
Here is china galore—the kind that the
women like to get out on their side boards
and tables when they have company. The
best line we have ever shown.
Ladies' Neckwear from 10c tj 25c. Jewelry
and Jewelry Novelties, Belt Buckles Hat
Pins, Side Combs, Barretts and nick nacks
of this character that are just the thing for
useful and appropriate gifts.
This store sells Gossard Corset exclusively.
That's a nice gftt and the best Corset made.
3 dnz. Rnv's f!jvp*_ a irmd 50c, can At 2Sc
of Windy City As
Chicago, Dec. 3.—There is grave
danger that the strike of the switch
men, which has tied up the industries
of the Northwest, may spread to Chi
cago and cither great shipping centers.
The general managers' committee,
representing all of the Western roads
which conducted the preliminary nego
tiations, is on its way to this city. On
its arrival the committee will imme
diately begin directing the affairs of
the strike, in so far as it concerns
them, from Chicago.
The committee iB hastening to Chi
cago because of the threatening atti
tude of the switchmen here who are
members of the Switchmen's Union of
North America. They have assumed a
distictly hostile attitude. The local
union has directed that this telegram
be sent to I. G. Rawn, chairman of the
general managers' committee:
"Switchmen here demand that gen
eral managers meet their sub-commit
tee at earliest possible date."
Train Crews at Duluth Stoned by the
Duluth, Dec. 3.—The first violence ot
the strike was reported In Duluth
when Superintendent Nichols of the
Northern Pacific railroad applied tc
Mayor Haven for police protection,
claiming that several train crews had
been stoned by the strikers.
The strikers posted themselves on
the viaducts crossing the railroad
tracks and several of the crews were
stoned. The windows in one engine
were shattered and tbo engineer was
badly cut by falling glass.
Other men were also slightly In
jun d. The chief of poHce sent a de
tail of special officers to the scene and
the strikebreakers are being guarded.
Strikebreakers at Superior.
Superior, Wis., Dec. 3.—A special
car on the Omaha train from Chicago
brought a score of strikebreakers.
The roads are said to have picked up
twenty men here whom they will put
on as special officers with the iuten
tion of using them to run the switch
Local Supplies Being Handled
North Dakota.
Fargo, N. D., Dec. 3.—The first
freight sent west from Fargo since
the switchmen's strike was called was
a local that went out on the Northern
Pacific main line. Branch line freight-:
are also to l:e made up shortly an-1
sent out. These are to carry accumu
lations of perishable goods.
Neither road is accepting. freight,
5c and 10c
LB.Craney, Prop.
Come to Santa Claus headquarters for your Xmas Gifts, where we make a specialty of these things instead of carrying them as a side
line where the large jobbers who sell toys come to introduce ihe new things. That will explain why our lines are so varied, why we
have so many novelties you will nol find elsewhere and why you can save a little on what you buy The largest stock of Holiday Goods
that has been shown in take County will be shown in this store during December. People look to us for a complete holiday assortment.
Whatever we jo Christmas we must please the children, it is such an easy matter to do that here. Bring them with you, let them
enjoy toy land. Give the child his preference, he will never forget you for it.
We Are Going to Serve COFFEE to All Callers from 1 to 6 Next Saturday, Jtist n nomeiike.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town in About 3 Weeks and he Will Visit the homes of the Good Little Children Sometime During Xmas Night
assortment and from 2c to as much as you
want to invest in a picture.
Toilet Articles at from Be to 11.60, Always
Fancy Candies at 10c to 20c
This store carries them and (hiring our
Xmas Jubilee we are going to do some at
tractive pricing.
Handkerchiefs at from 2c each to 78c and it
will save you some pocket change to look
here first,.
•ut announcement is made that Ifcey
will take goods shortly for shipment
to points within the state.
There have been do freights from
the east.
Mills are still running. Farmers
are hauling grain in. The mills can
also supply the local trade indefinitely.
Wholesale and jobbing houses con
tinue to lay off men till freight traffic
is resumed.
Steamer Minnesota Reaches Seattle
With Big Cargo.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 3.—The switch
men's strike has assumed a more seri
ous aspect in the Pacific Northwest.
Freight shipments are practically tied
up. Passenej'ir schedules are being
maintained with difficulty.
The arrival of the Great* Northern
liner .Minnesota at Port Townsenu
with 34,000 tons of freight, valued at
$1)00,000, muc.'i of it destined for quick
transportation to the East, has given
added causes for apprehension. In
the shipment, are 1,277 bales of raw
silk for New York and POO tons oi
other Oriental freight lor otter Bart
em cities. I
Strike Stops All Traffic at Great Falls,
Great Falls, Mont., Dec. 3.—The
switchmen's strike is fully effective
here. A dozen freight trains are
stalled In the local yards. The switch
men show no disposition to be trouble
some. Freight shipping is refused.
Great anxiety is felt here over the
possibility of a coal famine should tho
strike continue. The prices have al
ready advanced. The Boston and Mon
tana copper smelter, employing about
2,000 men, will be compelled to close
in from four days to a week after the
reserve tanks are filled.
will be booked for delivery to-day, to
tnorror or for every day of the week.
You're duty bound to shop where it's
most acceptable.
When Shopping for Meat
Visit This Market
and get the "cut" you want. Orders we
flil receive special care, so as to please
our patrons.
Meat Orders Left Here Re
ceive Prompt Attention
PECK BR0&, Central Market
DEC. 4
Ladies and Children's Gloves at 10c to 26c.
Especially bought and most especially priced
for Santa Claus Shoppers.
Now We Come to Toyland
Stop, Look, and Listen to the patter of the
little bare feet on the floor on Christmas
morning and remember the exchanges, com
ments, and glad surprises. They don't
have many Santa Claus mornings.
Dolls, from lc to 12.00
Horns4 Iron Trains, Tin Soldiers, (James,
Wooly Dogs, and wnat not, for goodness
sake- everything.
Tree ornaments this year for less than
jobbers' catalog price. You can all have
a tree, the ornaments will cost less than
half this year.
Throughout this month we will give Special
L/CCCII1L9CX Reductions on our Entire Line of Jewelry.
Holiday purchasers are especially invited to
call our stove
and inspect our magnificent line of
's complete in every depart-
"•Vllldo \JLMJUo ment and is now in readiness for your
We have for years maintained the reputation of
handling nothing but the very best goods in our line, and this
year is no exception, the only difference being that we have de
cided to sell on a much closer margin this year than ever be
fore and we are giving these Special reductions during this
monts as an inducement to the purchasing public, with the hope
that they will appreciate it to such an extent that we will be
repaid simply by making more sales In addition to our spec
ial discounts we have also decided to give to the public, Absol
utely Free, Nine Beautiful Presents. These presents are now
on display in our Show Window and consists of a Diamond
Ring, Two Gold Filled Watches, Hand Painted China and Cut
Glass Pieces.
GEO. COOK, Thejeweler.
We handle only the
best and deliver to
all parts of the city
Fashionable Milliner
My new fall stock
has arrived and 1
will be pleased t*
have the ladi
call and inspect
Miss Grinager
Headquarters for
Picture Moulding
Snd Framing
Normal and Pnbfic School
-Just the thin|lor
Christmas Presents
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