The Daily Deadwood Pioneer-Times from Deadwood, South Dakota on May 20, 1898 · Page 1
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Deadwood, South Dakota
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Friday, May 20, 1898
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The Daily Pioneer-Times. DEADWOOD, S. D. (BLACK HILLS), FKIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1898. FIVE CENTS . i . " & Wardman Hardware Co. Ayres Giant Powder, Hardware and Gas Pipe and Mining Supplies. Plumbing, Tin racking. an( bteam Sittings, . Sheet Iron Belting, Hose, Cook Fuse, Caps, and Exploders, Steel Rails. Before Buying. In Fancy t patterns Smooth, soft faced this Spring for men's TWENTY-SECOND YEAR THE SPANISH FLEET Like tht Flying Dutchman is Seen in Several Placet at OnvibutNot Located. The Great and "Imminent Naval Battle" is Promised but not Probable. secretary Long maintains a im. Strict Blockade on News Regarding the Fleets. (Special to Pioneer-Time.) Washington, May 1: So far aa the general public is concerned, the situation la purely sperulutlve. The blockade established by the naval authorities regarding the giving out of news cf naval movements Is being main tained with almost as vigorous severity aa that of the Cuban ports, and the absence of ceflnlte news leaves the situation a matter of speculation. So far aa can be ascertained the lo cations of the various squadrons, the movements of which are attracting the attention of the entire world, are as follows: The squadron under direct command of Admiral Sumpmin Is in the vicinity of the Windward passage. The flying squadron, under Commodore Schley. Is speeding east. If the authorities here know where the Spn-inh fltt is. they keep It a profound secret. However, there have crept into the situation several factors which seem to enlarge the problem which the nuvul board of strategy hus to unravel. Chief among these Is the unknown destination of the Spanish fleet. So far as can be learned the department Is without definite Information on this point. Yesterday they had what purported to be reliable information that the fleet was at San Juan, I'orto Rico and began an effort to communicate with Sampson and Schley for the purpose of having them consolidate their fleets and deliver a crushing blow to the enemy. Then It was decided to Wve t'ae Spanish fleet in pence at Porto Rico and rush an army of occupation 50,000 strong to Cuba, using the vessels of Sampson, Schley and all others to surround Cuba, protect the transports and continue the blockade of Cuban ports. During the forenoon It was given out that the authorities had received Information that the Spanitth fleet was not at Porto Rico as they had supposed. It was officially announced that the bom- bard men t of Atlantic coast cities mayj The Up - to - date I be of of of of ed of Is and the It i l f xm expected any day. This agam changed the whole course of action mapped out for the American fleet. It was announced, however, that the In vaslon of Cuba would go on. Absence of Information aa to the whereabout of the Spanish fleet doe, not remove the necessity for maintaining a strong Atlantic coast guard and will delay active operation for the occupation of Cuba and capture of Havana, the very thing the Spaniards would seem to be seeking to avoid and this fact constitutes another element of perplexing uncertainty. On the other hand many seem to think the Spaniards would prefer to be bottled up and to remain so without injury until hostilities are ended, rather than engnge In a battle which would necessarily result in the destruction their ships and enormous loss of lite their sailors. The question now Is how to effect 1-ally guard the Atlantic coast, keep a watch for the Spanish fleet, bombard the Cuban frrts and protect the troops and transports of the army of invasion. The fact has not been lost sight that the battle-ship Oregon Is approaching from the south to the scene present operations. This vessel, together with the gunboat Marietta and the dynamite cruiser Buffalo, formerly the. Nlctheroy, reported as having left Flahla. Ilrazll, several days ago. Is now supposed to be neartng Cuba. It Is possible that this fleet may be augment by the addition thereto of the fast cruiser Harvard and possibly also o! the Yale and Montgomery, thus forming a squadron of no mean fighting rp pabllitles. Here, auin. an element of uncertainty enters. The authorities have been deceived as to the fighting strength and condition of the Cuban Insurgents. Many believe that Instead a well equipped army of 20,000 men. the whole fighting strength of the Insurgents will not exceed 3.500 and that they are of use only In semi-guerrilla warfare. Thus the situation to-night surrounded with uncertainties. A Naval Battle Promising. (Special to Ploneer-Tlmrs.) Washington. May 1S: Although nothing ofllclnl Is given out at the navy department, the opinion generally prevails here that the reported bombardment of Santiago de Cuba was expected and Is probably true. A large number of American vessels are there the special mission to which they were assigned was to cut the cable leading from that port. The outlook that a naval battle will occur within next twenty-four hours 1b consid ered to be very promising. The depart ment absolutely refuses to give out anything on the movements of the fleets either the Spanish or American. is known, however, that the Spanish fleet is not at Porto Rico. - Special Bargains in Kinds of and letter trimmed tha,n those u.-hl7i. any tailor in this city can offer for $20. Here you, are fitted with lut one try-on; at the tailor's? Well, you know. SOL ROSENTHAL, Not at Porto Rico. (Special to Pioneer-Times.) Washington, May 19: The authorities have information that the Spanish fleet is not at Porto Rico aa was supposed. It la officially announced that bombardment of Atlantic coaat cities may be expected Any day by the Spanish fleet. The report that the Span-lards are not at Porto Rico, ha caused another change in the course of action planned tor the American fleet. It is announced, however, that the invasion of Cuba will go on. St. Thomas. May 19: A steamer arrived from Porto Rico and says the Spanish fleet was not there Tuesday. Is believed to have sailed north to attack American coast cities. The Prestiteroui French. (Special to Pioneer-Tlmse.) New York, May 19: A cable received this morning from Colon, Istbujs of Panama says: "The French steamer Ferdenand de Lesseps, cleared from here yesterday bound for Port Lima and Costa Rlcan ports with a big cargo of arms, ammunition and supplies for Cerverata's fleet. England and Spain. (Bpeclal to PlonMr-Times) Gibralter, May 19: A number of Hrltish soldiers were out boating today and attempted to land on Spanish territory. The ,'panlsh sentry flred upon them, wounding .ne man. It is expei ted that the incident will lead to a demand for an apology and reparation from Spain. Spanish Ships Not Ready. (Special to PloaMr-Tlmas) Umdon, May 19: The Paris correspondent of the Dally Mall says: "The Spanish ships being fitted out for Amer can waters are filled with Krupp guns, but they still lack many essentials and cannot go to sea within a week yet. To Invade Cuba. (Special to Pioneer-Times) Washington, May 19: Since the difficulty of locating the Spanish fleet has been solved, the war department has adopted plans for the invasion of Cuba with an army of occupation 60,000 strong, which will be rushed in with the fleets of Sampson, Schley and all other available vessels will surround Cuba, protect the troops, transports and continue the blockade. Urged to Postpone Invasion. (Special to Pioneer-Times) Washington, May 19: Great pres sure is being brought to bear upon the president by many prominent men. In cluding leading physicians, to Induce him to postpone the invasion of Cuba until September when the rainy season will be over or else to send only color ed troops there now who can stand the climatic conditions. The state department is in posses sion of information that expert Ger man gunners have been secured to man the Spanish ships now being fitted out at Cadiz. The department has demand ed of the German embassador here for an immediate explanation of Germany's attitude towards the United States. A Disrespectful German. I Special to Pioneer-Times) Madrid. May 19: It is announced here that a dispatch received from Havana says: "The German warship. Gelr, which arrived at Havana did not salute the American squadron, either with flag or fun. but It paid the usual salute to the Spanish forts here. Her commander landed and visited Gen. Blanco. Peaoe Proceedings. (Special to Pioneer-Times) Washington, May 19: A dispatch from Paris, a place proiiflc of peace, says: "Secret peace proceeding are certalnl) underway. The new Spanish ministry la aald to favor ending the war by surrendering Cuba and Porto Rica Antiago de Cuba Invested. (Special to Pioneer-Tlmss) Santiago de Cuba, May 19: Seven American warship begun bombarding the forts at daylight and have Kept up an Incessant fire all day doing consld erable damage and partially silencing the guns of the fort. Washington, May 19: The bombard ment of Santiago de Cuba by African warships was for the purpose of at tractlng the attention of the gun of the fort while the remaining cable con nectlng Cuba with the outside world are being cut Bom oard ment will cease aa soon as the cables are cut Gladstone Dead. (Special to Pioneer-Times.) London. May 19: The Right Hon. William E. Gladstone died at bis bom at Hawarden at IS o'clock last night surrounded by hi family, physician and a few friends. Th end was TI!E UX& INDUSTRY. THE COLORADO SITUATION. A letter received yesterday from Col orado by a prominent mining man of Deadwood, reports the same condition of affair in that state, as far aa the investment of capital from the east is concerned, as is found in the Black Hill. The writer attribute the timi dity of capital to the causes which al ways operate during war times. Even though there can be no doubt a to the ultimate termination of the war In fa for of this country, there Is always a lurking doubt, in the minds of some, until peace Is finally declared. The correspondent, who Is himself deeply interested in mining a flairs, bas no fear that the lull In mining enterprises will have any lasting effects. He believes that the Industry will surely and rapidly And its way back to its normal condition and that Increased prosperity will overtake the mining region be fore any great length of time. THE POWER MINE. Michael Power report the work In the tunnel, now being driven In his mine at Two Bit, to be progressing most favorably. Fair headway Is be Ing made and they are now over two hundred feet Into the hill. The work, most of the way, has been through th usual rock formations found in Two Bit. and a ledge of ore has been en countered which gives very favorable, assays. They are now on a vertlcle vein about three and one half feet wide bearing gold to the amount of $22.40 per ton. Mr. Power reasonably expacts to encounter a paying proposition before the end of many days. DETROIT AND DEADWOOD CO. Pending the arrival of machinery from the east, the work of sinking Is progresslngas rapidly aa circumstance will allow, on the property of the Detroit and Deadwood Mining Co.,at Two lilt. The shaft which has reached a d- pth of fifty feet. Is being sunk to the west of the residence of P. H. Smith. It Is Immediately adjoining and connected with a shaft started by Mr. Smith before the property was turned over to the present company. The two shafts will be continued as one and form a three compartment shaft When work was discontinued on the old shaft It was going through lime shales, which showed about $15 In gold. The new shaft 1 down about fifty tcet and Is In neai.y the same substance. The work la progressing at the rate of about two feet a day. GOLDEN HILL MINING CO. N. E. Franklin was out at Two Bit yesterday and brought back good news from the Golden Hill Mining Co, of that place. The shaft is down 230 feet and Is sinking at the rate of two and a half feet a day. They are now working In a highly mineralised saad shale. which shows numerous streaks of sell- clous ore of a good grade. Wednesday they passed through a two foot flat vein of pyrltlc ore and entered the present shale layer. They have met with plenty of water but their pump handles It all without trouble. Mr. Franklin Is highly pleased with the prospects and looks for the ore tone at no great distance. CONCENTRATES. The Hendrle and Bolthoff hoist, which has been on exhibition for some time fist. In Ayres' and Wardman's show window, was taken, yesterday, to the plant of the Deadwood Development Co., at Two Bit Mr. James Smalley.of the AJax mine, left for his home at Kyle. S. D., last evening, after getting thing in run ning order at the mine. The work at the shaft under the direction of Mr. Truax, Is progressing so favorably and steadily, that Mr. Small ey bas decided to devote hi time to his ranch at Kyle tor the next six months, before returning to Deadwood. YON YONSON DEEPLY IMPRESSED. Yah. Ay go hair Malster Bairdaltte. Ay tank hay ban tay runniest main Ay ever was go alnywhere. Ay ban haer tree year' an Ay never was lavrtn so much before. Hey was make a foot sbeecbe soame talme down aln Bent Pol, Mlnnesot Ay go bUr 'aim. Ha wass tay runniest reller on tay yawn. Ay go me mlt Sven Svenson. Sren wass haycups sax hour nax' dye. Aft Ay wass dawk Ank'llsh lalke hay dawk Ay go me oud an' was make (beeches may own sa!f, bay Yorge. CIRCUS DEPREDATIONS AT 8TUR 013. Sturgls waa not aa fortunate aa Deud wood In escaping the operations of the gang of crooks and toughs who usually follow In the wake of a big show. Depredation of rarlou aorta hare com to light, there, since the departure of the circus. On cltixen Is minus watch, another mourn the loss of a valuable scarf pin, while several others report the disappearance of article of mors or less value. A residence was broken Into and a large amount of valuable property carried away. A number of "scraps" occurred In which the circus followers played prominent part. The trouble cannot be attributed to a lack of vigilance on the part of the city authorities for they were particularly watchful but must be attributed to a preconcerted intention on the part of the circus hoodlums, to cut themselves loos la thai city. r and Work, Stoves, Steel Ranees. M goods art more the thing vear than rough fairies. We offer to-day a ie;y choice assortment, comprising in all come tutenty- patterns direct from the shops of those famous bailors Sirouce iC Uros., at the remarkaXy low I: price, quality Con- sidered, of S10.00 a. Quit Ttiese Suits are of the identical cloth and are letter made South Dakota. Etc., r' '3 Fric vJmm Carpets Received - Id John Hanson to Lawreno County, right of way tor road in N. W. guar ter of NW quarter Bee. 15, T. N. R. t. E. i J. H. Olanvlll and wit to Lawrenaa County, right of way for road is Boo 18 and 15 T. I N. R. 1 E., B. II U. 1 Johd Pelt to Wm. John McQoffla and Flora McQofia (Quit claim) the Felt ranch on Bear Butts creek, Lawrence County ix J. R. Jones to Jacob Goldberg (Quit claim) undivided Interest In KerrlU No. 1 lode, being lot No. Tt, except part crossed by mill site. 23.CS John Felt to Wm. J. McOoZSa et at Joha Flt placer, oa Bear Butts, 3 acres. Joseph Eachmaa to Oeorr Eact uxab, Interact la rttiaburg lod Koa. 1 sad t, sdja!s!rj the ilocftrch e?ourJ, oa Cyalon ClU. 1 V and Qui Prices YESTERDAY'S PERSONALS. Frank Shaw, of Custer, Is In town. Joseph Wheeler, of Tt Dodge, I In Deadwood. J. 8. Powell, of Sioux City, arrived here yesterday. B. P. Hough, of Sturgls. I in town on business. A. E. Pike, of St Joe. Mo., is a guest at the Bullock. Chris. Heimrlch, of Milwaukee, la staying In town. Rer. Van Buren, formerly of Lead, Is visiting in Deadwood. A. Y. Wltmer. of Kansas City, is a guest at the Bullock. J. B. Welner. of Chicago, is in Dead- wood on mining business. P. J. Hoffman, or Bradford. Pa.,came In on the B. k M. yesterday. H. R. Rua left for the Southern Hills on the B. it. yesterday. Geo. Meade left on the B. M. yesterday for point down the road. J. T. Delts. of the Sheridan Coal Co-Omaha, Is stopping In Deadwood. Theodore Knoth left for Rapid yesterday to remain permanently. M. B. Green, of the Standard Oil Co.. left on the Elkhorn last evening. Dept. U. S. Marshal Beldlng. left on a business trip to the Southern Hills yesterday. Dr. Carpenter returned from an ex tended business and pleasure trip east during which he visited his old home In Virginia. BOB BURDETTE. HFRB. Robert J. Burdette, the celebrated humorist and lecturer, arrived here ye terday on the B. M. He was accom panied by hi manager Frank B. Al-bertaon. He dined at the Bullock and left on the B. ft M. at 8 o'clock for Spearflsh, where he lectured last night. He returns to Deadwood to-day and will give the people an opportunity this evening of listening to the foremost laughter-producer now before the American public. Mr. Burdette Is In the very best of health and surrounded by an atmosphere of good humor. He expressed himself as delighted with the ride up the road and believe the scenery of the Black Hills to be In some respects, the grandest and moat striking In the world. SERIOUS RUNAWAY. A horse and rig belonging to Mr. Bhanahan, of Terry, became frightened while paaslng the city hall, on Dead-wood Bt, yesterday morning, and msde a wild dash In the direction of the B. M. depot Instead of turning either way on Sherman Bt, he Jumped acrost the aldewalk and ran through the alley at the south end of the depot The driver wan thrown against the fence and received an ugly scalp wound which miraculously did not prove ert- oua. The horse continued on and succeeded in wedging the buggy between a B. A M. train and the Adams Express Co 's wagon. The buggy was a wreck and bad to be taken to the blacksmith shop for repair. On shaft waa broken, the das'v. tuard kicked to piece and the top tern In several places. The driver managed to get away without giving hla name. THE DEADWOOD JERSEY DAIRY Hat Something to Sty About Milk at 5 Cent Per Quart in Tin Cans. We have a herd of 100 cows and have selected H of the best They are stabled and fed on the best quality of millet and alfalfa bay, ground corn and oats, which produces a perfect milk rich and wholesome, warranted to test from 4 to S per cent cream, which Is above on per cent better than any country grass milk will test This milk Is put up In glass bottle absolutely purs and eleai and sold at the following price: 1 pint daily, per month f 1.30 1 quart dally, per month 115 t quarts dally, tor month 4.15 t quarts dally, per month 6.S5 1 gallon dally, par month 7.60 Then w are milking 80 mure that are erasing on good country grass and the harder has Instructions not to let them eat any wild onions or garllck, Thla milk la shipped In dally In ii cans and la is good and clean as any country milk can be, handled with the tin can system. This milk will be delivered dally Immediately on the arrival of the Belle Fourth train, 4:00 n. av at 1 cent per quart and It ats per nlloc, ESADWOOQ DAISY. Gret IN CAMP AT FORT MEADE. May 18. 1898. Editor Ploneer-Tlme: A. C. and D. troops, United State rolinteer cavalry are exparlenclng a taste of what It I to be a soldier. All the boys are taking kindly to the life, although It came a trifle awkward for some of them to be ordered about at first, and some did not like tj be trot ted about at the command of a non commissioned the various ev oluUons. the learning of which 1 so essentia to a soldier. A. troop, under Captain Bullock. Is making fine progress, and 8eth, aa most of the boy call him. crow In popularity every day. Jimmy Cuslck and First Lieut Well will prove splendid officer and are great favorite with the boys, both do ing everything In their nower to maka camp life easy for them. Lew Dav. commissary seargent of the troop. Pete bdnolm, Fred Mitchell. Carl Peterson and other of the Deadwood boys In A. troop, are well and not one would go back to clvtr lire without seeing service could they have their say. Tom my Green has been 111 with a fever ever since joining the troop, and Is now in the hospital, but expects to be out to morrow. His has been the only case of Illness among the recruits and u i-der the fostering care of Harry Miller. nospital steward, was made little of. Harry Is a general favorite among an the boys in the camp, and takes care of all their little Ills with the same attention that would a father. He haa a nlct little apothacary shop of his own, ntted up in the camp, and while It is not a large aa the one he left, to vol unteer, still it is sufficient for the purposes of the camp. The boys of C. and D. troop many of them are from Deadwood, enjoy camp life as well as do their comrades, and not one of them haa experienced homesickness. They are fine bodies of men and are rapidly oerfectlna- them selves In the drills, are liked br their superior officers, to whom they give implicit obedience. The boys of the camp are not restrict ed in their liberty to any great extent, so that when they ask for leave of absence. It la readily given. So good has been their behavior, eren with disci pline not up to regular army standard, not one occasion haa yet arisen to punish anyone of them. Yesterday waa a sort of holiday In camp, and after A. troop waa mustered in all the boys, except ihoae on guard duty, were given permission to go to the circus, the only restraint put upon them being that they report for roll call at 7 o'clock next morning. The boy had a great time and beharod splendidly. The members of A. troon hava al ready learned the gentle art of foraging and seldom go without milk and other luxurlas at their meal. It I a great crowd of Jolly, good natured boy and the upper town have every reason to be proud of them. The tent In which the writer I quartered, I probably the noisiest In the camp and under leader ship of Lee Day a!l kinds of rackets and Joke are frequentand after drills, time does not pass heavily on our hand. It la a great outfit and can hold It own with any squad In the camp. Last night and all to-day the weath er has ben execrable and the boys found that all waa not on continual round of pleasure for many of the tents war flooded and the boy were kept busy stopping leaks In the walla and roofs. The camp la beautifully located across Bare Butte creek from Ft Mead and la on of ths moat healthy spot In South Dakota, and as much a the bos have become attached to It, they will have to leave, for It 1 rumor ed that we will leare on Friday next for Chlckamauga Park, Camp Thomas, and all mall matter, after that date. must, according to instructions be is sued from headquarters, be addressed to troop A. Third United Bute Volunteer cavalry. "BLONDIE" H. T. MERRIAM. DEAD, H. T. Iferriam, father of Mrs. T. D. Smith, of thla city, died at hlr horn at Harrison, Neb., on Monday last, after a lingering Illness of six months. Mr. Merrtam waa a prominent ranch man In that section of Nebraska, and on of the pioneers of Harrison. He settled there In 1881 and haa always been one of the foremost men la that community. II was seventy-five years of age and until hi last alcknea had always enjoyed good health. He leaves, besides Mrs. 8mlth. three daughters and on son. Mr. Merrtam'e wile died some rrs ago. The funeral, which waj largely attended, took place Wednesday last Deadwood, Just Received Three Car Loads of Furniture, Crockery, 8AU.S0ni7A0Zl7ALD Dry Goods House .... Fmi!"ra S!:ra... I i A Fine Line of and Rugs Just M 0ffers this Week Call and See me before pochasing elsewhere. Recpeciiully Your, UAU EORY7AHZV7ALD, e20 ilsin et., DEADV700D, C. D. Carpeti Hugo, Race Curtaiuo Shades tie t Ana all i ..DRAPERIES.. I ANOTHER ORDER TO MOVE. James Bmalley, of the Ajax Mining Co., yesterday received a letter from P. H. Edholm, of troop A. at U rort Mead canp, saying that the . vony had recelveC positive orders 'jo start o-day for Ft Thomas, at Crcamaqua, Everything la in prfct readiness for the Journey and the boys most anilous to he oa the dot. As (or himself. Edholm U U ths bm of haalth and spirit, although he slept Wednesday night on the ground and la a small lake of water. FILED FOR RECORD. C. a Calkins to Urwrsaee County. Tight of way for roavl ta See. IS, T. I. N. R. B. ft Peter Barhlt to Lawrence County, right of way for roevt In Set;. It, T. i, N. R. 1 , B. H 12.tJL. X At Reduced Prices. J M. J. VERTHHEiriEK & DRO. m "X r&

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