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The Charles Mix new era. (Wagner, Charles Mix County, S.D.) 1???-1911, June 02, 1905, Image 3

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llroail Oeuimodo* Anticipated
Many Years Now Using Until
Pontoon Bride* M«( Pat To
*stber and Trauka Btlag Laid.
The preliminary stages of the gre*t»«t
4mom Is central Mouth Dakota since tha
•arly fids ara now being experienced at
Cbnrabcrlulu and Oacoma, aa the result
lit tha commencement of work on the as
taimion of tha Chicago, Milwaukee and
Ht. Paul lUllroad westward from Cham
berlain to tha Black Hills.
For over twenty year* Chamberlain
bas been the western termluus of thla
great rniirond system. When the Hue
Was constructed to Chamberlain in tha
•arly 80a the plan without question wan
to extend it west of Chamberlain at leant
mt far aa the Black Hills. At that time
the territory between the Mtoaouri Itirer
a abort distance eaat of the foothills of
the Black Hills, waa embraced io the
jgreat Sioux reservation.
However, agent* of the railroad com
pany. ita the rcault of a grand council
•with the Siotlx Indiana, secured the con
went of the red men to the construction
of"the proposed railroad across their res
ervation, and the treaty between the In
dinus and the railroad company to thia
•BV-ct waa ratified by congress.
But the death of President Merrill, of
the Milwaukee Company, apparently
•changed the plans of the company, and
no attempt waa at that time made to ex
tend the road west of Chamberlain, Nev
ertheless, successive congreaaea were call*
•«d upon to renew the right of way of the
railroad company across the reservation.
Ju the summer of 1888 negotiations
wer opened by the United States gov
ernment with the Sioux Indiana for the
4My:£ftade1t to the government of the vast
territory lying between Chamberlain and
the Black Hills, aa well aa tracts located
elsewhere. A commission visited the va
rious Sioux fcftficfcb, but^ after arduona
•efforts extending oOar several months
failed to .secure the signatures of the
necessary number of Indians.
T^ic following year—1880—another
-commission, consisting of the late C*eti.
•Geo. Crook, the late ex-!ov. Charles
Ppntfr, of Ohio, and Hon. William War
fieW receutly elettsd X'gitod States sena
•torVrom Missouri, was sent to renew the
negotiatiouswith the Sioux Indiana. Thia
xmmission waa successful, and on Feb.
19, 1800. under the '""*Tif' the treaty
negotiated by the commitRpin, about 11,
tWO.OOO acres of Ian# tylbf west of the
Missouri River, anflrlnclaiing an exten
sive strip in the noAhwei
state, was opened t|#vlti
part of the
felling to set-
Commencing witfTthe
tlement of the te
Chamberlain and
was a renewed belief In'tlie early exten
sion of the Milwaukee Railroad west
ward from Chamberlain, through the
newly Tpened tan^s, to-the Black Hills.
fror/iying between
As IU«»k llills there
Each spring for year after year the
people of Chamberlain and that part nf
**b«t state lived iu hopes tfcat work on the
extension was aBbut to begin. The un
loading in the Chamberlain railroad
yards of a carload or two of timbers or
ties was regarded as of sufficient lm|Kr
vance to warrant the circulation of sto
ries to the effect that wijrk oil the long
ed for extension waa about to cotn
But year after year the plucky people
»f the Missouri River town were doomed
ito have their foudeat hopes shattered by
tW failure of. the- railroad company to
-commence work on the extension.
i^Lust year, during the atate capital cam
paign. it was' rumored on apparently
the best of authority that work on the
-extension would at the latest begin in the
spring of 1905.
Those directly interested, however,
bav4ng been disappointed so mauy timea
and extending' over a long period of
years, were slow to believe that these ru
mors were baaed upon anything but a de
wire to hifluenoe votes in the Mate capital
This spring wbeu carload after carload
of bridge andiother building material was
unloaded in the Chamberlain railroad
.Yards, and at .poiuts along the Missouri
Itirer in that immediate vicinity, and it
was officially announced that work ou
the extension was at last to actually be
gin. the people of Chamlxrlain and Oa
coma, after yean of waiting, bad cause
for great rejoicing.
Their hopes of yeara were at last real
ised, and without delay they aet about
the taak of securing the greatest possible
benefit to their towns from the extension
and the resulting opening up of a rant
trade territory right at their doors.
The two towns have an enterprising
•and aggressive class of business men.
who will take advantage of every oppor
tunity which will result to the benefit and
upbuilding of their towna. It ia their
intentiou to (dace their towna among
the leading cities of the atate, and that
they will accompllah their object cauuot
be doubted.
Instead of being a struggle for exist
ence between the two towna, aa aome
anticipate, the business men of Chamber
lain and Oacoma recite* that there is
room for a good town on each side of the
Missouri River at the point where tlie
Milwaukee railroad crosses that stream,
and they wiU work to that end instead of
•engaging in a throat cuttin* warfare
which could not do otherwise than injur*
Vtfb towns.
Oaeorna, being the smaller of the two
towns, naturally will enjoy the greatest
boom, at least during the time the work
of constructing the new railroad from the
river to the interior of the ceded Sioux
lands hi is progreas.
In anticipation of a boon of generous
prop»rth»na, and the substantial growth
oi the town, the owner* of land adjoin
ing the present Oacoma townaite an
platting their tracts into town lota, which
will be pisced upon he market as fast
aa surveyed. Dates will later be Bxed
for the sale of town lota, and on those
days the .Milwaukee Company will ran
excursion trains to Cfaambertata and
The CMMMMtmit of work on the ex
teasion of the railroad westward through
Lyman County toward the Mark Hills
Ja having a wenderfsMy akaulatisg effect
upon price* of farm burt in Lyman
CVrosiy. A yaar ago IsoJ la the cenrti
went begging for buyera at fS an tm
Today ft aeiia readily at 915 aa scss, and
by next fall K will doubtieaa reach
*2* tojaa mt «m. -r
T'I SB' "\.Ir
WKATHtn MOT t»&>0
Deler W«f*
Satoad Osraaisalisa,
Tha vaaUuv bureau's
Tha waafhar u*a4Uh i
aodlng MifiiB have haaa
favorable, etaegt la twrtio* i
41a, south Atlsatic sad gulf Mtat«« .and
•pper Miaslaalppl and
Winter wheat generally continnea
promiang, although complaints of rust
are received from Kentucky, Tennessee,
Missouri, Oklahoma and Texaa and re
ports of ahort straw from portions of the
middle Atlantic States, Illinois and Mis
aourl. The crop ia beginning to head
in southern Nebraaka. Winter wheat
ia doing well in California, heading nice
ly in Oregon, and looking well, bat mak
ing alow progress in Wasihagton owing
to heavy fronts, which cut dowa aome
grain in low valley*.
More favorable weather conditions dar
ing the latter part of the week hare
caused spring wheat to improve rapidly,
and this crop ia now making aatisfactory
progress, except on lowlands in North
Dakota, where slight damage waa done
by flooding, and aome scattered fields of
the late sown ara thin in South Dakota.
Spring wheat ia advancing satisfactorily
in Oregon, and though heavy frosts caus
ed some damage is low vaileya in Wash
ington the crop will recover and ia look
ing well.
The general condition of oata la satis
factory. The crop aa a whole haa mads
good growth, although retarded by cool
and Cloudy weather in Minnesota dar
ing the fore part of the week and by
floods in portiona of Ohio, wttle some
scattered fields are thin ia NehMska and
South Dakota and considersbi| ruat ia
reported from northern T«xa«P While
good atanda of cotton are ggaftaliy re
ported from the eastern and central sec
tions of the cotton belt, cool nights have
checked growth and the staple ia
w n
the aoathara Uoefcy monntsin ragioa and
Caiiforuia. Fraqoaat ami in some cssee
heavy rains bare delayed work la *aat
tro districts and on tha north l'scifta
oorat, but imprwed conditions of graiaa
and grasses, while cool nights and eloady
weather have retarded germination and
growth la nearly all districts. Froeta
mora or leas damaging occurred ia New
England, the northern portion of tha
middle Atlantic States, in Ohio, tha
northern Rocky mountain regien, in Ore
gon and Waahlagton.
Further delay in corn planting Is re
ported from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois
and much replanting is necessary In the
first and last named States aa well as in
Iowa and Nebraska. Planting la nearly
completed in aouthern Missouri and
about three-fourths of the area U plant
ed In Iowa and northern Missouri, most
ly finished in Nebraaka and central 111
nolt, and thia work la now being vigor
oualy pushed in Indiana and Kentucky.
On dry, warm soils in Iowa germination
la fairly good, but corn needs warmth and
aunshine to insure satisfactory growth.
Cutworms are damaging in the Ohio val
ley and portions of the middle and south
Atlantic States, while the crop is suffer
ing from lack of cultivation ia the last
named district and in the States of tha
tower Miaaaalpp! valley.
fering from lack of sunshine and culti
vation, complaints of grassy fields being
received from nearly every State ir» these
two sections. Planting ia finished ia
South Carolina and Alabama, Jiearly
completed ia North Carolina and Mia
aisaippi, bat about 25: pep- cent of the
area remains to be planteC ia Louigana
and Arkansaa.
Tobacco plants are plentlfal in Ken
tucky and transplanting continues in that
State as well as in Indiana. Maryland
and North Carolina. Considerable haa
been planted in Virginia, but the .soil ia
too wet locally for thia work. The-crop
ia suffering from lack of
tion in North Carolina
Less favorable reports ara received
regarding apples. Prospects for thia
crop are deteriorating ia Miasonri, tha
bloom is not as full as usual in New
England, dropping is reported from Vir
ginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and southern
Illinola and less promising conditions ara
indicated in Ohio. In other principal
apple-growing States tha crop continue*
Man Suspected of the Berry Murder
Take* Uts Own Life.
Bothwell I'ulford, the richest msn ia
Savanna, III., whose name has been most
prominently mentioned
in connection with
P'SSSC '1 the murOsr of Dan
iel 8. Berry, killed
himself Thursday
morning ia the hay
loft of hia barn. His
death makes tha
second tragedy ia
tha town of Savan
na In which tha
names of the mur
dered man and tha
wife of the anicide
have been closely
Pnlford ended bis
life with s single bullet. He went into
the barn at 7:20 o'clock. Climbng ta
the loft he stood near tbe west window,
pressed the mussie of his revolver
agsiast the right side of his forehead,
fired and fell back dead.
l'ulford's death is the clla^ax of flea
years of domestic unhapplneas, ia which
the names of Mrs. I'ulford sad Dsniel
0. Berry were freely linked together by
almost ere/-y one ta the town of Savaa
For two mouths "Bot" Patford haa
shown signs of the terrible meatal strata
under which he labored, a correspondent
asserts. When Daniel & Berty was
killed la P«1 ford's opera house sad tbe
anthorites began to questiea Pulferd It
was evideat to those who knew him best
that l'ulford's caiad wss givng wsy. "He
Is not mentally sound," aeid Chief of
Police C. C. Parker. "I am afraid he
will kill biSMeU." Parker's peedkiisa
came true.
PuKortTs death sate tbe life of a mas
wbo rose from a poor boy to tbe positiea
tt eae of the wealthiest mea te Csrrofl
aeanty. According to all reports, tho
M°»to of Savaana will always aasociato
•lot" Pal ford.
KeOss mt ransal tush "i
haslasss district of Flora. Klah.
Was destroyed by tra. Tha less is —ft
at S200.000.
Tarlt lldirmas baea
ta lavsatigate tbe
(mi lata by
Baltic Squadron Practically
Annihilated by Hie
Fleets Clash in Korean Straits
and Czar's Hopes of Victory
Are Dashed.
RsjMtvMMky's Skips

Down Be­
fore the Victorious fiwmrs
of Admiral Togo.
Muscovite Admiral's Effort to
Deceive the Japanese Fails
of Rastia far Skmm is tkt
War Sccas Eadcd by TMs
Admiral Togo haa won a victory of
cotooaa! magnitude. It is certain that
Admiral Rojestvensky's fleet lias been
practically annihilated during a W* eta
battle io the atralta of Korea on Sat
urday and Sunday. Twelve warahtpa
have been aunk or captured and two
transports and two torpedo boat de
stroyers bare been annlt.
One report which Is gives much
credence la that Admiral Kamlmura,
working practically independently of
Togo, but under the commander'a §en
jeral orders, has taken aa important
share In tbe «ambat./
The story Is that after the first battle
many of the good Russian ahlps broke
paat Togo's Urn and made for the
North. Here, when tbe (Slavs thought
they saw escape In sight. It Is said,
Kamlmura waa In waiting, and a sec
ond bottle was fought. This proved
the doom of tbe Russians.
The Japanese sunk the Russian bat
tleships Borodino and Klssoi Vellky.
and perhaps tbe battl -Up Orel, and
badly damaged the tieshlp Knias
Souvaroff. flagship of Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky. In addition to these
ships the Jap fl "*t baa sunk tbe Rus
sian armored cruisers Dmitri Itonskol,
Admiral Nukimboff and Vladimir Mo-
Tbe dataass Togo baa sustained
not known. Tbe Japoaeae bave i
parmtttad any iafortMUon
tbetr loasaa to leak out. nor bave
i wanlratod It to aay of tbe
•atto ivpioooBtattToa of
la Tokio,
All tbey admit la that tbay bare
baarUy, b«t tbsgr gtui have a oaf-
any hesiuncy on tha part of tbe Jap
anese. Tbey rushed at tbetr foe with
the same fanatical bravery their troops
have ahown In Mancbnria* and tbe
Ruasiana, while ttiey tooabt bravely,
from all accounts do not appear to
hare been able to
fldently formidable fort* le shape to
continue the pounding of the tying
Russian foreea.
Mghtfai Loan of U*mi
What the looses sustained by tbe per
Hoari total cannot be ascertained It
ta tfelieved, bowevw, that tha Rus
sians bare lost at 2,030 kUI«
wounded and drown (too of their
cralsera, tbe Admiral KaWmhoff, It to
believed. «n blown np and tbe SOD
souls aboard wet* either killed or
The daring of tbe Japanese la shown
Itf the tact that one of tbe Russian
Alps, tbe Hanoi Veifky. It ta bettsvad.
iMs boarded and rapt wed, tboaffe It
afterwards sunk.
Altogether, tbe battle moat bare bees
oat- of tbe most thrilltng of any age.
There doea not appear to kan been
home In tbe same
effective manner as their enemy.
Such terrific tosses as Hojestvcnsky
haa suffered are not calculated to put
heart into bis man.
It be has lost tbe grestest part of
that without Inn. lug a ct tpoodlng
loss upon bis *L'.u.y, than it adiuit
etd tbat tbe command of tbe aaa Is
lost to Russia, and Japan u continue
to tmnsport men and supp i Man
hnria without fear of Interference by
Russian mcnof war.
atorjr of tbe Battle.
When Vlre Admiral U uaky
was at Saddle Ialaada. wt»
through hia last coallog operation, be
d*rr.-*ed the final
ta the
pi of caraeoaigrn a o be bad adopt
ed before bo left St. Petersburg.
Be sent flee of bis eoiiiers snd sup
Py oblps to ibaas!- there to await
the result of tbe battle which be bad
determined to precipitate, and then or
dered tbe remainder of his colliers and
xopply shlpa to paas
IJuchul Islands and F*rti0aa, well to
the eastward of Japan, and to make
Vladivostok through La Perouso or
Tonga ru K traits.
With tbe mnainder of his float wail
filled arlth coal, hia guns loaded, snd
liia men duty beside their waapona,
ha began tbe dangerous taak of forc
ing tbe straits of Korea, which bo bad
base informed Admiral To*o was
Admiral Toco appears to bave
quietly spinning his web tor tbe Rus
sian Soet. With a foreatght tbat coa
not bo too bigbiy praised bo gathered
bis fleet at tbe oae point wtdeb waa
the destinatloa of bla enemy, lie did
not waste any of bla armored
In aeouting or In attempting to cm
auxiliaries of tbe Russia a feme
•a tod no fighting value.
He bad «adar bis commas at the
of mHn the entire Mfjr of J»
paa. Re tBatrlboted Ma sbipe
of tbe stralta of
wrnmm Wfi
ad aw
ma islands, and Amw fee watted.
Togo atracsc. a*d OMiBtas
fully, 71m **oct whieb lta*o
bad snft tto dtoiiltten bo mads oC it
are not definitely kMnra. It to
tiaiLCflK bottlootalt*
armored mitsera, thirty
Amerlnia time,
ornsrnws at
battle ttne. It oraa beta tbat
Jeetvettsfcy la believed to bo*o
od (So logo Of Ms
"ttssra. ., 'n
Tbo BofodlacC wo*of 0» Snoot of bfli
first-els as battleab^s, aai tbe Stsaat
Vellky. a aecond class battte^OUp o(
•.000 torn, were tbo toot fMaa. TM0
Boiwlino waa ondor tbe command
-v 1|A
tm* bttwmm
Captaia Serebrjraiboflt, aa
which waa sunk by tho squadron of
Admiral Kamlmura law Aoguat ia tbe
eea of Japan.
Tbe VoNkr io ooppiissd to hava bod
aboard ottbor Boor Admiral Foelkso
obaai or Rear Admiral NeixigatoSr. go
tbat tbls BHMt bave been a ssrlttoi
Wow to tbe second Bnaoloa dtvtsloa
and mobobly dlsorgauised It,
Aa odMal Mesniai from 1Mb to
tbat AdadnU Tb*e
to Na eovaiweaw ewt the total
by tbo K-Tisiit fleet
wooo: two bat
S«w milasrs. two apecfti! saoilta ablpa
aai tfemo dsstiiu ua aJB aak. la
wore aaptafwd two bat-
a total «c
oajr fn
Of KljWrtl,
rorBstaoo nt
lum la toaefc wMh tkt'
taoBr abgiowii kto fa
wt savp OT|nsiww aWsv
Xooo tbaa'
fiabt la tbo
to tbe
bal, eaUMff with a «a*k
Citk- bo
ti)o Ita lstaad
itt i
of tbe
traaetlir ft abeoid bo
tbo Kaoeoa omit fram tba
to i»
tbo suotbsra ewd srf
la'boatr^f rorttS04 Oa tba
Uttdi Hw
Jaiianese aUo lo
o| ftoas aad on
it/ af ToaSfctn* ara
rcsdy to roeoed
dlraatloa. Tto Konaa
|||£r lallae wide
Lanrlng UsMaptjr i
on tbo starboanl or right
oortabi ta Mo
Wftjr tbe Rnasls^asrorved at tbe but
not know. St woa a den
.of Satwrday. Mat XT,
aartb af
Island, and it waa s*twi«f dark
a put waa feat from tbe Japanese
lastsntty tbo ua^pa of tiko
toward lb*
Bariy la tbo oa—waont tbe
dlao waa aooa to ooMi, aai i
tbe Oral
ery. «otn« a»wn ma a
Tbo Baaateao fnogbt hcava^r. imtt t%»
tannery of tbo JayMtaoee was
WbenSaa&ty waa cbwlag tbo Rasstaa
acaa«i woo scat tend aad
"Tufo bolds tbe
male state meat i
fhoa, ^ow^sro^
of tbe Buoshtna Car i
aaMoa of tbofir anafos oa load by
awata af tbo Jnpsoaao forcaa ta
(bmta. Kvon a drawn aaa battle
bave alvea tbo BuwOans Bttl*
of latoefe«ag wttb tbe Jopi
or loft
AnwiMm to tlMt
nnMgbgd Magaaafcl,
'Basslaaa woo at SM 4aa for'
nel oo tbe Konaa stda of 9ao
that oa ttMt Mo lay
a Otaady wwm, arbOo on tbe
bo Jhttiaatae
Ws*t loavea
to oae a
la tbo bttrat af
wortd to to bo
fOea^i Ttetanr. A coatiaaaoeo af tbo
nit be a ktaaiii oo won oo a
It Io bardly to ho 1
lifs win aO ta soa
Uov. has Sxed
af Wttkaa Wil
lbs amdsr at lflia»
F. U. KeUsr aad bar aaa Jaba Mt at

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