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Deadwood, South Dakota
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The Daily Pioneer-' imes. TWENTV-SECOND YEAR, DKAinVOOl), 8. I). (1JLACK HILLS), FRIDAY MORNING, MAKCII 4, 1898. FIVE CENTS provUlia, after July 1st aa their atocK TO TKST THE ORDINANCES. Anetln Maoba, the house mover, has hal men at work several daya raising the frame building adjoining the II. & M. passenger depot, preparatory to Calumet" Doe. Not Belong to a Baking Powder Trust, but Consumers are Rapidly Learning to Place Their Trust In "Calumet.'7 NONE in M. J. WERTIIHEIf.lER & BRO. 0 WE SELL. Dry Goods Cheaper than any other House In the Land. . J For This Week wn LjTi Hi! 100 m pA 1 Ladieg FAST BLACK pair, value 20 csots. HOSE at 10c per will be exhausted by that time. 8tewart river and Henderson rive are t"o Btreama entering the Yukon from the east and at present they have from 120 to 300 men each prospecting. They are from 75 to 135 miles from here, and no atorea there, they will have to come here for grub. Circle City I, 300 mile, further down the Yukon and has t present 00 people; It Is In Alaska and a new mining camp called Ml nook or Mlnoot la established about 400 mllea farther down than Circle City; It Is aald to have 200 or 300 men and with the crowd, that ar sure to come down the Yfikoa next year and those who started this way who failed to get through and are waiting at StMtchaels along with those who will come that route next spring, this I, a grand country to start a big bualness In. The companies doing business here are call ed the Alaska Commercial or (A. C.) Co, and the North American Tradlna and Transportation Co (or the N. A. V T. Co). Nearly every thine thev hv. to Mil, flour excepted, brings from 100 to 500 per cent profit on first cost and freight Included. If you had your present stock here It would be worth probably close to $260,000.00. When you get Into hardware, price, are aw ful. A common No. a ennb lM.. bring, $60. a very thin tin 10 aii trt bucket 1, worth $1.76, a 3-gallon gran- Itewars bucket $3.60. common fclnaes 60 centa a pair, nails $20.00 a kei. steel aledges, wedges, drills, etc., 60 cent, a pound, a small pressed fry pan $1.25, ell, la states for 25 cents, sheet Iron cook stoves, from $26 to $30 each. Each joint of stove pipe $1.50. At present the days are only 6 hours long; daylight at a m.. getting dark at 4 p. m. Just now the thermometer Und, about aero but may drop any day. With the exception of about 8 week, we have had a pleasant winter. I am, In a day or two, going In com pany with two more men on a prospect Ing trip, up the Yukon river 20 miles. Ws win hav, to haul our tents, atove. clothing and blankets and grub on haad-sleda Neither Jos or I have at nreaent made any location, ot mining clalma. but If ws And any ground worth taking ws will both get one. a, the laws here only allow a man to locals one claim Sn each district I am reserving my right until I can get out 40 or 60 mile, up the Klondike and try to get a good one. Each creek emptying Into ths Yukon liver 1, a district by It self, so a man can get many claims If hs has plenty of money. There are stampede, dally to mrloua creek, locating claim,, from 30 to 60 record claim, dally; It cost $15.00 to record a claim so a man want, a fat pocket book to get a claim In each district After I months from date of filing, If bo labor has been done od a claim It become, Jumpable; It re quires I months' work to hold the claim a year, so If I rush around and exhaust my right In each district to locate, and havs no certainty of getting a claim with gold In It It Is very has-ardou, to go away from camp 80 or mors mUt without provisions or tent at this time of year. man may get caught In a storm and perish. There are a few horses hers but they charge from $36 to $75 a day for one horse and bobsled. My camp is lees than a mile from town and ths teamster, charge $20 a cord to haul wood on a good road on lea. Perhaps yon remember a mai by the name of Chute who was connected as a aartaer with one Cable (CabU Jk Chute) R. R. contractor, In the Hills 4 years ago. Hs Is here, has until late ly beea manager (as clsrk) of ths N. A. T. T. Co", store. Also a man called Chas. Bore, who ran as conduct or for ths D. C. R. R. a few years ago, i i 50 Ladieo BILK INI1IAL HANDKERCHIEFS, aloe plain white, hemstitched and Colored Borders at 6 coats each. i f Actual Value of Every Handkerchief from k 15 to 25 Cents. k m 1 LI. J. WERTHHEIUER & BOO. -5 . Pci7u:r GO GOOD. I H V -1 ill d Offer Dozen ill LLj Lit . i Dozen iij Li m o- ft Cashier. iemw Taasam, nec-Tiea, NATIONAL RANK SOUTH DJLZOTA. Banking Busi icss. --er w ww VHT 9fM . - J JOBS TftSBSR. eKB.aa MaVWatlJIsT. STAKE s except FLOUR and SUGAR V ) Door to Fcstcdc 3. ( n LONG WILL NOT RESIGN No Clash Between the Secre tary and Cabinet-Divers Interrupted by Storm. Japan May Demand Indemnity of Spain - The Tension is Becoming Relaxed. Washington, March 3 Spm-lal: It 1 offl( lally xlvcn out that there la positively no truth In the rixrt that Hw-retary Iauk will withdraw from the cabinet on account of the cens jrlng for Ilia assertions, l'ubllc stntlment la dl-Tided upon the propriety and other- wlae of hla Making th statements he did on Tuesday but It la aald there la bo disagreement on the part of the administration. A dlepalrh received t(Mlay from Ha vann Maya the diver at work at the Maine were Interrupted this morning by a heavy thunderstorm. LlghthouM Tender Mangrove a. id the court of Inquiry are expected back from Key Went today. Jnpnn ha bewt ofllclal!- notified of the death of neveral of her atinjerta on board the Maine, by the explosien and may auk Indemnity of the Spanish government A telenram from Key Weat eaya the board of Inquiry la still at work there and say they do not know when they will rl urn to Havana. They are waiting for order from Washington. TON SI ON HUIJF.VEI1. WashttiKton, March 2. The tension over the Maine alTali- waa rnnslrierably rellevml by the utterance of Secretary Iong yesterday fxhomrailna; Spain from complicity la the disaster. While no dispatches were received from Havana or Key Weat, there waa aome algnlflcanre tu one announcing the departuro of the crulaer Urooklyn from Santa tarla for La Uuayra, Bra-ill, aa It removea one of the largest vesawla of the navy further from Key Weat, which has tan the center of naval activity of late. After a brief atay at I -a Uuuyra. the Urooklyn will procewl further aouth. DROPPED KllOM THE WIRE. The third annual dug show ofTTTe naltlmore Kennel association opened auspiciously. The I'ortiiKeso bark Tan grounded at entrance of the harbor of TurnvtU and was abandoned. The Greater Now York bowling team defeated the Ircjuols team of Toledrt. O.. In a aerlea of five game. Mlaa Annie IMward, waa found dnad nar Jamison, I'a., with her head crushed to a Jelly. The motive waa robbery. The correspondent of the London Dally Mall at NagaaakI, Japan, heart that Russia has purchaaed a portion of Deer Island, near Corea, James C'orrlgan began oult against John D. Rockefeller at Cleveland, ye.i-terduy for alleging he wat defrauded of S'andard oil stock. Auctioneer Sara Clark, ahot and killed Steve H. Carney, prtialdent of a tobacco company, In a dispute over btmlneaa matters at Mayfield, Ky. Kardltza and Olou. arrested for attempting to assassinate King George, have been found guilty by their confea alon. Conspiracy Is suspected. Kid McCoy accepted Joe Choynakl'a standing challenge Mid haa wired him to that effort, the meeting to take place In Hot Springs, Ark., April 20. George H. Gormley of Ducyrus, O., waa appointed receiver of the Ouaraa-tee Liability und Indemnity company of Philadelphia, which haa gone out of business. four citizens of Will county, 111., are charged at Jollet with tampering with the Jury Impaneled to fix values on condemned land. In which canal Interests are at stake. The senate committee Investigating chargea of bribery In the Ohio senatorial election examined several witnesses at Columbus and adjourned sine die. Captain Tcalieau of Cleveland. O, announce that McAleer.the famous cen ter fielder, had affixed hla signature to a Cleveland contract for the coming season at a salary of 12,500. A cablegram from Bombay, India, r.ay an epidemic of "Black Lister" haa 1 noken out In the state of Hyderabad and Is raging furiously. There are upward of 60 deaths a day. Dr. Rlflo and his wife, living near Hyan. I. T.. were tortured Wednesday night by three masked mon who burn- ed their feet until they gave up f 1.400. Mayor Good, of Springfield. Ohio, has been ousted from office for violation of the corruption law. THE PLACES TO Bt'Y A FARM. Omaha, Neh.. March 2. Three bun dred families have passed through here In the past month en route to the Dig Horn basin, to take lands on the great Cody Irrigation ditch. This Is the eastern syndicate orra nlied by "Buffalo Bill" Cody, which purchased half a million ac;es for ongl la Wyoming, turned severs mountain streams Into natural canal, and are now selling forms of ISO acre to the poor of eastern cities for 110 yer r arm. vas a composer. That he should have t een able to play, upon the ortan of III, day, works so exacting In technique is bis own, Is simply marvel jus. It Is one of the phenomena of musical Mstory that, while orchestral, oneratlc. and other branches of music were In tHJ-lr Infancy In Bach's duy, and have Cevelopej Bln.e then. Bach brought organ music to lis climax. He was not tile small source whence flowed a rlvu-1-t which, in time, was to expand Into a broad stream itself. The word "Bach," In German, means a brook, v. hlch lod a famous German composer ti say punnlngly that this great master was not a Bach, but an ocean. M. Alex a jdre Oullmant In the March Forum. THE HOOK AND LADDER. It tereiting Meeting Held at Which W. J. Thornby Gives Its History. The Dead wood Pioneer Hook and Ladder company held a regular meet-li t: at the department parlors lust even lrg and transacted the usual routine business. Upon Invitation of Foreman Moore, e.v-State Senator Thornby and ex-Sher iff Manning were present and were bun q leted by the company. After the bus liiena had liven disponed of Mr. Thornby wus called upon to give the boys u history of the organization and early cureer of the company, of which he was ti n organizer. Mr. Thoraby a remarks were very Interesting and for fully hall an hour totd of tho disadvantages in fighting the llry elements in tho primitive atagt's of this company. On June 2", 1877, C. H. Wagner aent "NlKger General" an odd und well known chur-a ter, about town ringing a bell sad announcing a public meeting that even ing. The meeting waa held In HolT aane hall, where K. O. Phillips' druR sluru now stunds and fully 2"u citizens were present. Judge K. C. Brearley w is selected chairman and Jas. Mcl'her w n, brother of D. A. McPherson. secretary. A committee consisting of C. II. McKlnnls. Hank Beaman and T. Ful-tt n Gantt, was created to make ar-ri ngemeuts for the company, to pro-Vide ball for metaings, etc. Another cc mmlttee consisting of W. J. Thornby, John Manning and Robert Chew, was created to obtain members and perfect il:e organization. Mr. Thornby, as 1 airman, waited upon th' citizens and secured the name of 64 then prominent men. On June 25 another tneet-Ir. g wxs held at Hoffman's hall and the Dadwood Pioneer Hook and ladder mpany was established, by electlug Ji hu Manning a, foreman, Hank Beaman first assistant, John Worth, set-oi d aM0tunt, Charlie Harnahan, secrete ry and Jae. McPherson, treasurer. There was considerable discussion re gurding the nature of apparatus to procure and It was decided to have a hook and ladder outfit with a bucket brigade. A x-ordliinly, a contract waa awarded to Hank Beaman and Tom Tarphy to b illd a truck. Beamer was a carpenter and getting the running gear of a wagon somewhere did th, wood work and Tarphy, who was a blacksmith, did the Ironing. Everything waa made or pine and was comparatively rough and cumbersome. O. W. McOoff. who Is atlll here, made 100 buckets out ot ennvasa, which, with three heavy ladder,, a few uplkes and hooka composed the equipment The company socn af-tiT ordered a uniform of red flannel alilrt, leather belt and helmet, which with black pants formed the old fash-lined regulation fireman's uniform. The company has never departed from til stylo. On the 4th of July that year t3ie company turned out and paraded aid made a splurge. That night they give a grand ball at the I. X. L. hotel. Later the company ordered a modern h jok and ladder truck through Charlie Collins. John Manulng amiiaed the assemblage a few minute In hi, humorous, droll manner of telling reminiscences and incidents, of which he was chock full. He told about the company going 1 1 Crook City after the truck to which place It was brought by Fred Evans. The boys pulled the truck up from Crook, with a t?am. Coming down the I Ig hill the truck crowded upon the horse and caused them to run away with the machine. It waa a bad runaway but the truck waa not damaged r un h. Chief Knglnerr Frnwley was present and thanked the visitors for their presence and the Information they hod given. He aald the members of the cum-I any are getting so old they did not I now when they wpre born. Upon motion It was decided to celebrate the anniversary of the organization on the 25 th of June each year. Mr. Thornby aays It all seems like a i ream to him to look back over the I ost 21 years. When he organized this company there was not a school house In the Black lllils; there were two re-HkIous denominations represented in the country. Rev. Norcross. of the Con srregaMonal and Father Loversgln. of hs Catholic. The Manuel Bms. then "wned the great Homestake property nnd were too poor to pay for a pdpr and at that time George Hearst and tarn McMaster had not appeared to t art the wheels of the greatest mining enterprise on this continent. Best of all to cleanse the system in a prentle and truly beneficial manner when the Springtime come,, use the true and perfect remedy, Syrup of Fig, JJuy the genuine. Manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, and for le by all druggist,, at CO cent, per llfcttle. NEWSY ALASKA LETTER Al. Burnham Writes From Daw son and Gives a Favorable Report of Things. Men are Getting Rich at Mining and Working but Living Is Very Expeisi e. Dawson City, Dee. lsth, 1897. Bro. Will: You doubtless think It Is a long time since you last heard from me; well it is, but I have not been able to get a letter In any reliable man's hands to send out to the coast for mailing. The outgoing mail, run br the Canadian government from this place !:a no far proved a failure; It I, ,up- poscd to be a semi-monthly mail and was to bo commenced Dec. 1st. Ih97. and since November 15th the mounted police, have torn down notices (that private parties put up, offering to carry letters out for $1.00 eacn.) in order that the government may get 3 cents each for carrying them out. But this o ie I am going to put Into someone's hands and chance It getting through, for I have written two home to my wire and mother, and am satisfied that ;oih are here In the office yet. We got here Oct. 8th in good ahape with a lllM-ral supply of grub. A man by the name of Jackson (who formerly worked for Jake Shoudy In Dead wood) Joined our party (Mctachlana and my-eir at Seattle, and we laid In a four nau grub supply and when we arrived it Skagitay Jackson's feet played oul ind he turned back, we bought his share of the provisions. We then took .i small bout (fishing boat) and moved! our goods to Dyea. we took our horses 'n a small lighter (flatboat) and had them transferred to Dyea also; we had thre small boat (in the knock down) that we brought from Seattle. In moving over from Skaguay one bundle of our boat stuff got lost, lo I had to rebuild one boat using the lumber from I others to make one, so outfit consist d of 6, 400 pounds Including our two rdar boats, 4.000 pounds of grub and our clothing, tent, stove, Ac. At Dyea we loaded our goods on our five pack horses, each horse had 200 pounds hey all worked well, so we moved Vim pounds at a trip to Sheep Camp, I mile distant, making a round trio n a day; so In five day, we had all our stuff except hay and grain at Sheep amp. Next day, owing to some horse outfits having their stuff a far a, tbey could get with horses, and were aend- r.x buck their stock to sell, and In turner consideration of the fact that we ould only get four miles further with our stock and to hire It packed by men would coat Just the tome a. If we took It o the Scale, (or foot of the rocky ridge wj had to cross) we decided o send our horses down the trail toward Dyea and sell them, so Will Mcnaehlan went down and sold them for 1350.00. Before his return we had our good. on men', back and all delivered to Lake Llnderman, boat and all. We then et to work to put our boats to gether beginning Sept. 8th and finished Sept. 13th; wrote a letter and sent It back by one of our packers, we paid 30 cent, a pound for packing from Sheep Camp to Ijike Llnderman. Sept 13th we started on our water voyage; pulled our boat by-oars against a head wind across Ijike Llnderman six mile,, then carried our goods on our back one mile (owing to a bad rapid, between Llnderman and Bennett lake) let our boats through the rapids with two long rope, and next day, Sept. IS. ,tarted across Lake Bennett; then through Wlnjy Arm and Tagglsh LaJca to the custom home; paid 141.65 duty on out fit then sailed through Tagglah river, Marsh Lake, 30 Mile river to White Horse Canyon; portaged (or carried) part of our goods three fourths of a mile ever a hill, sending our boats through the Canyon loaded with 1200 pounds each. Again loaded tin and nut on to White Horse Raplda, landed H mile above the rapids took out part of tho load from each boat, again took the bouts and ran through the rapids (a very dangerous Job for smaJl boats). The first boat got through all rlgtit with 1200 pounds, the 2nd boat took In 10 Inches of water going through the rapids, but aa we had only bacon and flour In the bottom we hod no serious loss. Well, after portaging the balance of our goods we again loaded our boats and started on for Lake Lebargee through what Is called 60-Mlle River; entered Lake Lcbarge under full sail, traveled 12 mile, and camped for the night Next day started at 1 a. m. and after a pretty rough trio, owina to bl waves and high sea, we arrived at Lew River (the outlet of Lake Lebarge). From this point we had no trouble; by keeping our eyes open and steering clear of rocks and sand bars we got on well until we come to the fork, of White River. Here we countered floating Ice. After this we floated aa we could do no good rowing. W, dodg ed among cake, of Ice until within U mile, of here, when at noon Oct 1st, we went ashore to gtl dinner. The Ice waa floating fast and thick and waa pretty dangerous to travel In, so w. went ashore and stayed six days. Wall, on land we gunk a holt down 10 feet through froten ground, to the grave), then as the Ice waa again clearing ap McLtcniona war, onxiou, to go on to Dawson, to again w pat oar Baits U- I to the water, pushed away from the banks at :30 a. m. and at 2 p. m., Oct 7th., lunded at a small point above Dawson one mile. Panner Joe got In Oct. 1st, he was about 10 mile Ahead of us when we went to camp near Indian River. Joe got In very light In provisions, hurtle has cut and sold a lltue wood and hu about 120,00 on hand, and can buy enough to get along. I have a little to spare so If he can't buy any, then I'll pun mm through I have written In my previous letter that I waa disgusted with this sountry. but I am now seeing thing, In a differ. ent light, I have been long enough here to see a little. This I, a good nlace for a man to make a raise either working by the day or In a store; It Is a big un aertAking to get good, in here, yet witn a narrow gauge railroad from Dyea to the foot of the Summit and a cable like the Hawkeye mill haa te move ore (to transfer good, on ton ct the Summit) which cable I believe I, now In operation. It woald be no bm undertaking to get good, to the lakes. The timber on lake Llnderman la light, and when I was there had to be sawed by band with whlpiaws (large two-man rip saws) and then made Into boats to Coat down In. Small boats thus made were selling for from $350 to looo each and they had a capacity of from 2 to S ton,, large scow, (or flat boata) were olio built having a capaci ty aa high aa 30 ton,. Nearly every body who did not bring lumber (or boata In the knock down), cut tad built their own boats because the demand was so much greater than the supply, a small scow about 30 feet long eight feet wide and three and one-half feet deep would have a carrying capac ity of about 10 ton. The aides, and and bottom should be made of 2-lnch plank and the croaa piece, would be strong enough If made of 3x4 Inch stun snd the boat hould have a sett of these timbers every two feet, the top should lie covered with one-ply of Inch board,, fitted close so that In case the waves should slop over the ilde, water could not get on the good,. Since writing the foregoing description I have been consulting two men who came down on two stows 12 feet wide, 40 feet long and 4 feet deep, the bottom and aides ware 2-Inch plank, the timbers, sides except ed, were g-lnch square and run length wise of the boat three feet apart (from centers), or about 2 feet between and not covered at all. They had two loni steering paddles at each end, and also each had a sail 12x14 feet; such a boat would have a capacity of 20 ton, when drawing from 22 to Z4 Inches of water, una u a level deck waa made over each end for 10 tet It would give the ,teers- men a good place to walk on and the center part could be covered with a roof of 1-Inch boards and the ends or gables closed tight with a door leading into it. such boat, have safely run through the White Horse Canyon and rapid,. 1 will try and let you know now soma thing about thla Dlae. Dawson la a quiet mining town, built of log,, about ten saloon. In all, one danc, house, two large trading store carrying a general line, hardware and drug. Included, but only a Hmlted stock of each. 8taple goods sell for a low flsmre hit thev can be had at alL such a, flour 113.00 per cwt, salt JO oaati per pound, ba con 40 cent, per pound, Dr. Price's baking powder 11.60 per pound, coffee (Arbuckle'a) 11.00 per pound, tea 11.26 per pound, soda 11.00 per pound, whit. sugar 30 cent per pound, yellow augar 25 centa ter oound. Babbitt soan 2ft centa a cake, butter $1.25 for 3 pound roll, syruo or any kind of molasses $4.00 per gallon, evaporated cider vlnl- gar 60 centa per gallon, common waau boards 12.50 each, fainy good broom $1.00 each, 2-pound can corn $10.00 a caae and other things accordingly. The store do not seem to treat a customer civil; the clerk, seem to feel angry to be asked for any thing, In fact they are nearly sold out of every thing. Each company own, several boata of their own and will not carry merchandise for another store. The rule here seem, tobe to get a person In a tight place and cinch him aa tight aa possible. The river waa so low that only three boat, got up here thla year, and If you ever get In here after September la you would be elected to stay, anyway one year, or to walk out on the tee following dog teams, a distance of 100 miles and pay $1,000.00. There are no banks here. Dollar, here are considered no more than dime, there, bo change less than a quarter except at P. O. Many people have sold rich claim, and some of them have gone out One maa called Nagger Jim, left on the Ice with aa escort, going to Dyea, he had 171 pound, of gold duet and SO days' grub. Day before yeiterday one nan lost $23,000.00 playing faro. Common whits unbljoched sheeting sells for 15 cents per yard and blankets $30.00 a pair, whisky M cent a drink and $30.00 per gallon, hind quarter, of beef $1.2$ per pound, front quarter, $1.00 per pound, boom and mutton sell for $1.2S per pound, lumber cannot be had at all bow. but la the fall sold for 25 cent, osr foot It Is bo uncommon sight to see several tumbler, full of gold dust setting about a faro table. Pies cost $1.50 each, sandwich and coffee $1.00 and a full meal (very plain) $3-50. wood Is $35.00 per cord. When labor caa ' had It Is worth $1.00 to $1.50 par hour. I am yet lc cams with Joe. and will 5 probably continue so till spring. There I an probably 10,000 nta wlthla these mining atrleta Yfco will bar: to tar moving it upon another lot on Lee St. adjoining the old Elkhorn depot. Chief of Police Donovan appeared upon the arena and ordered Mr. Mabba to not set hla capstan In Lee street, and to not move the building. Mr. Maulw reported to Ooe ft Edmonds, who are agents of the ownera of the property, who demanded to know upon what authority aurh order, were given. The chief waa up a stump and Mr. Mabba resumed hla work. When the building had been pulled a few foet into Sherman street Chief Donovan served a warrant upon Mr. Mabba arresting him for obstructing the atreet This nut another atop to the proceeding, and the nouaemover, the chief, the agents and tneir attorney, Edwin Van Cise and City Attorney Rice sought Justice Ear ly a court and had a "seance." After a sharp argument It waa decided to with- draw the complaint agalnat Mr. Mabba. Attorney Van Clse agreeing to test the matter before Judge Moore In circuit court today upon an application by the city to permanency enjoin the ownera from moving the building. CIRCUIT COL'RV. A judgment was rendered by India Moore In favor of the Portland Consol idated Mining company against the Black Hills Gold and Silver Extraction Mining and Milling company, uuon written stipulation for the plaintiff, for I2.723.1C. This Is for the proceeds from ores mined and milled by the defendant in 1896, while It waa working the Portland mine under a lease. Edmund B. McClanahan wai admit ted to the bar upon presentation of a certificate from the supreme court of Illinois. In the rase of Victoria E. Connor vt. Kdson C. Warren, action on a nromla- aory note, verdict for the plaintiff for II IB. This case waa tried by Judau McGee, of the seventh circuit. Juditi Moore's connection with the caae as a former attorzsy dlsqucllfylng him. Incase of Elizabeth Lang vs. Michael Seellg, verdict waa rendered In favor of plaintiff for 9276.70. In caae of John Zerflng vs. Mlchcel SeeUg. et al, an action en promissory notes, court Instructed Jury to retaru verdict for plaintiff on all the issues. Jus. Roomy, of St. Onge.flied a homo stead over hla pre-emption. TESTING TrfB LIQUOR LW. Ed Oroasfleld ami John Treber, who conduct a retail liquor bualness at Spearflsh, appeared before Justice Wilson yesterday to anawer to a charge of keeping chairs, tables and gome, In a licensed saloon. The preliminary hear Ing waa brought to Dead wood on & rhange of venue from the Justice court of Spearflsh. The complaint waa made by the state's attorney upon Informa tion lodged by a number of Spearflsh residents. The case haj created an Intense feeling at Spearflsh by the liberal element on one side and the morality element on the other. Messrs. Orosafleld and Treber waived examination and gave bond. In the sum of 250 each for their appearance before the grand Jury. 8NEAK THIEVES. At about 7 o'clock last evening sneak thieve, effected an entrance to the dy ing work, on upper Sherman street and carried away every article of value they could find. The proprietor had thoughtlessly gone out and left the rear door unlocked. Tbey secured a large quantity of clothing of more or lea value. During the evening a cheap coat and vest were stolen from a form In front of the Bee Hive clothing store. Officer, Lack on, and Donovan learn ed that a man was Men walking rapidly up the B. ft M. track carrying a targe bundle, think one of the gang has skipped. There are four men In a Kong of thuga who were at Whltewood on Wedneaday and came up here yes terday. They were trying to anil cheap rings on the streets and the pWlce have them spotted. One of the gang waa taken In up at the Last Chance saloon last night and U In jail. He had an extra coat with him, a pocket full of the cheep rings and a comfortable jag. It will be well te look out for this gang. ORGAN MUSIC AND OROAN-PUAY- INO. Organ muilc reached It, climax w'.ta Bach, It may, perhaps, be said that all music did. At any rate, one thing is certain: vlx., If there ha, been any progress In mi-.slc since the day of Bach, It haa been due to him. Bach's music Is polyphonic; and polyphony Is true maslc. To Its foundation upon this school l, du, the fact that there haa beea no decadence In music In Germany. There baa been no advance In polyphony since the days of Bach. Such advance as ha, been m.ide haa been In originality and boldness of modulation, e e e For pnre or)M muale, Barn still I,, and probably will alwajn remain, the greatest of all composers. Even with all the modern mechanical appliance, that have been attached to the organ, hie work, are still very difficult, perhaps the most difficult of organ compositions. He must hare ten as treat aa organist t, he P" ij a4u, Vtm Baa list, j TflE AMERICAN I OT'SXAJJWOOD. Does a General Will nav lnteirMt on tima eiflrtaa , 4n (, ariia w , 4 I ' m 1awVataa Asa sail es4sB s eVa. TT.44 IV4Bvkkf44gf waa go y aaa w wi WMikwVlWiaaii dtttrupit Will maksa speolatiy on all kinds of oollsctions, and aJ business w aa w wsiyeawrew vu vuaiuejBjsj prinuipisjaj. SZZaCOTOItSa iAMCIL W, iLLtRTOW.of CH!o, waaaMaeasBi m, aaiis, WINTER g GRUB i PURCHASERS. Can bay their wintar's supplies of Groceries, TEAS, COFFEES, PROVISIONS, ETC . . .. At the low prices current Wore the advance occasioned bj the Dingley bill Everything at the old prices hs Is also hen and figures on going to work by the day on mining claim. One man called Flaanery. who came from the Hills after me, hit It pretty good. He learned of one claim on Eldorado that waa located but not recorded, so he went and rsstased It and recorded It ten weeks ago and last week he and his partner sold It for $10,000. I may yet catch something. Neither Sparks, Loerpabel, Tterney or the Ford boy, have yet showed np, Business lots are held very high. Some are valued at $10,000 each. Another creek called Hunker Creek, also Sulphur Creek and Dominion Creek, art earning out good. Hunker is ths creek shown on maps that you have seen, called Too Much Oold. The owner of claim No. 13 below discovery, told dm that he had got bigger pay la the pan than bad been found on any creek on Bonos ta or Eldorado creek, (the 3 best heretofore). This mining country seems to be very extensive, and some claim, very rich, out ths way they locate and record claim, here It Is a good deal like putting on a blindfold and pulling from a grab-bag. most all location, sre made without say prospt Ung being dona. All that Is necessary to do to get a claim Is to swear yon havs staked the ground yourself, prospected It and found deposit ot gold, and most locations have beea recorded without ths owner seeing the ground at alL I think by eprtag when ths river Is dear of los that then will be quite a stampede to Alaska (30 mile west ot here) on head ot 40-mile and lo-cnUe creek. Many claims on bed rock pan $40 or mors to ths pan. but about ot Bo-nansa below ths forks of Eldorado creek noes not pay wages. From $30,-000 to $100,000 ore ths average sales of good to asrtra good claims of 600 feet each. A. BURNHAM. BBABT700B A. C. IIORNBERGEIt, PHOP. Next Th't hclda good for a short time only, eg with all new goods purchased the advance most be o o 0 ( (J r - added Csfsi we V W w w w w' w v '

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