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The churches are already planning'
for Christmas observances.
A prairie re near Fremont destroy
ed thirteen stacks of hav, valued at
The Argus says there is some talk at
North Bend of starting a sugar factory
at that place.
A new lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen has just been organ
ized at Snyder.
Within the past three months four
teen new buildings have been erected
at North Bend.
A boy of 12 years, living near New
man lirove, was unsuccessfully operat
ed upon for appendicitis.
Arrangements are being perfected
for a big home-patronage banquet in
Fremont December lP.th.
The Lincoln V. M. C. A. building has
just had a mortgage of S7.1.000 against
it foreclosed by order of the district
Bev. Hamilton of Bradshaw was call
ed away over Sunday and his wife filled
the puipit to the entire satisfaction of
Frank Einmerhon of Atkinson last
week .shipped two line Angora goats to
a .Mr. Krwm of Whitney. They were
line animals and represent more money
than a span of horses, so reports the
Nebraska postmasters have been ap
pointed as follows: Biverdale, Buffalo
county, Emma J. Lea, vice August Bey
mond, resigned: Utica, Seward count',
.Samuel Williams, vice D. G. Harden,
A barn on the premises or Frank
KauiFman at Beatrice was destroj-cd by
lire, the less being about S200. The
lire was s-t by KaufFman's little boy,
who wa playing- about the structure
Henry Webb of Madison found a
young tramp about IT years of age in
his barn, nearly frozen and half starv
ed. The poor fellow was taken to the
house. :d and warmed and sent on his
way rejok ing.
("en. .John John I. Binaker, who is
contesting the election to Congress of
Downing from the Sixteenth Illinois
district, is the father of Mr. S. Binaker
of Ken trice. Downing clains his elec
tion by forty-one votes.
Frank Wilson, a young man living at
Shubcrt. was accidentally struck on
the back of the head with an ax on
last Saturday. A deep gash was made
from r. hich he bled profusely, until he
fainted from tiie ios of blood.
United Stctes Deputy Marshal Hub
bard has returned from lies Moines. '
where he arrested Harry Dawson, j
wanted tor opening a letter containing
a Mate warn. at for $-'." belonging to
anoiht-:-. and appropriating the sum for
his own us.-.
Tne secretary of the treasury has
awnrue i the contract for furnishing
and p'acinjT the gas and electric light
-lixtui.s in the federal building at Fre
snoat to the Morrison Southern Elec
tric company, Baltimore, Md.. at their
bid of r:: v.
J. I . Gardanier, of North Bend, is a
chicken fancier, but he hasn't a fowl
to show ft.r iiis summer's pains. The
other night some marauder entered his
hennery in the dead of night and pulled
his pul.ets off the perch and cloned
Governor Northern of Georgia has
written to iovernor Crounse asking
him to give the aid of this state to se
curing the success of the Cotten States
-anti International exposition, which is
to be held at Atlanta 'from September
IS to December 31, 1SU3.
A meeting of the ministers and busi
ness men of Beatrice was held to take
steps toward providing for the worthy
poor during the coming winter. A
committee of three was appointed to
confer with a similar committee which
was appointed by the city council.
Inteligcnce has been received in Lin
coln of the drowning of C. O. Bonnell,
formerly a fireman in the employ of
the Burlington, in the Big Horn river
.near Sheriean W'yo.. a few days since.
He was employed in the construction
of a bridge and fell into the river.
A highway robbery was committed
near the Beid bridge, in Boone county,
last Monday night- Fred Brown and
Isaac Stafford, while driving home,
were approached by a masked person
and ashed to deliver up at the point of
a pistol The men heeded the demand.
Stafford pulled out $30 and Brown 75
Eighty-sevt n counties out of the
ninety in the state have sent in the re
turns of votes cast at the last election.
The counties yet out are Chase, How
ard and Nuckolls. The total vote in
the counties which have reported indi
cate that the total vote on governor
wiii be about 204,400, and of this the
prohibition candidate gets 4,;"00.
Warden Beeuier is alarmed over the
gradual failure of the penitentiary wa
ter supply. There are about fourteen
wells, uut they are ten 3-ears old and
the pipes have been cracked, letting in
sand. Not more than half the usual
upply is now available. The warden
fears new wells will be necessary and
there is no money on hand for that
Eugene Tarbell has recenth come in
to possession of a very old document,
which lie prizes very much. It is a
deed executed September IS. 1732, con
veying a piece of land in Maine from
John Tarbell to William Tarbell. At
that time the land in question was
among the British possessions, and it
was in the sixth year of the reign of
George II of Great Britain.
The following Nebraska pensions
have been granted: W. F. McCord,
Campbell: .!. Clark, Tekatnah; A. F.
Masterman. Omaha: C. G. Clough. Stan
ton: H: Stevens, Chadron: .1. Wester
Bloomfieid will bond itself for a cheap
system of water works.
Chief Ellas Kildow of the local fire
department of Tlattsmouth handed in
his resignation because of the continued
unfavorable action of the city council
on the bills handed in by members of
the lire department for services as noz
zleaien. A meeting of the department
was held and William Schmidtman was
chosen as Kildow's successor.
Patrick Began was killed by the cars
jat Omaha the other day. The old man
was trying- to save his dog from being
run over by the cars when he himself
was run down.
The pay car has been abondoned on
the Elkhorn road. Hereafter the em
ployes will be paid in checks.
Frank and nenry Vincent were ar
rested in Nebraska City charged with
selling diseased meat. When arrested
they had twenty-one cholera-infected
hogs in a wagon and had disposed of
several at the packing house. They ad
mitted their guilt and said they had
sold several wagon loads similarly af
icctcd at Lincoln. They are in jail
"The Northeast Nebraska Teachers'
association meets at the Methodist
Episcopal church in Wayne, November
30 and December 1. An interesting
Tjrogmni has been arranged.
A general shaking up appears to be
zroing on among the conductors on the
Manhattan branch of the Union Pacific
Ex-County Treasurer W. F. N. Hou
ser of Otoe county has brought suit
against the county for SLOOO with in
terest from January, 1S00, as balance
j due on salary. The case is brought
under the law which pays county treas
urers in all counties where there is
more than 25,000 population $3,000 per
year. He had only drawn 2,000 per
year, and as the commissioners refused
to allow his bill, he brought suit.
A notice has been posted in the Have
lock shops that hereafter in all depart
ments work will go on for six days in
the week. Some men have worked six
days in the week heretofore but the
rule has been five days. As more men
are now at work than ever before, one
day a week more means quite an addi
tion to the sum total of wealth distrib
uted weekly by the B. & M. in the
While trying to stop a disturbance
among Indians. Bed Horse, an Indian
policeman from Pine Ridge, was killed
at Bushville in a tepee at the camping
grounds. According to what was de
veloped at the inquest and a portion of
the hearing of Plenty Bird, one of the
assassins. Fast Thunder and his son.
Plenty Bird, clubbed him to death be
cause he interfered in their row. Fast
Thunder escaped, but Plenty Bird is in
The Ancient Order of United Work
men and Degrees of Honor lodges of
Shcltou gave a banquet and supper in
iionor of Bev. .1. G. Tate and wife of
Hastings. Mr. Tate has been grand
master workman of Nebraska, having
held that ollice for the last eight years,
and at the last session of the supreme
lodge meetirur at San Francisco, Cal.. in
June, 1S'J4, he was elected on first bal
lot supreme overseer of the order for
the United States and Canada.
There was a meeting of the board of
public lands and buildings the other
day at which it was decided to put in a
new plant at the penitentiary to sup
ply water to that institution. The
board, after the showing made by the
warden of the condition of the wells
and pumps, did not think it advisable
to run the risk o? loss by fire or the
complete stoppage of work, which the
members regarded as likely to occur
from the failure of the present plant.
The decree in the maximum rate case
has not yet been signed, but will prob
ably be within a few days. As soon as
the decree is signed John L. Webster,
counsel for the state, said he would at
ence carry the case to the United States
court of appeals. He can carry the case
to the supreme court of the United
States, direct, but prefers to take it
first to the court of appeals, for the
reason that he can get a decision from
that court, and, if it proves adverse,
can still carry it on to the highest court
without loss of time.
The accidental falling and exploding
of a lamp set fire to the contents of F.
C. Ilanaford's residence in Grand Island
and the house with all the furniture
was completely destroyed. 7?rs. Dana
ford was alone. After succe, ling in
bringing two of the children out of the
house, she rushed to the second lloor
after her youngest child. While doing
so her escape was cut oil' and with the
child in her arms she jumped out of the
window. The fall broke tlje brave
woman's leg, but the child was unin
jured. Mrs. Hanaford was also seri
ously burned about the head and face.
Bichard Engleman has been arretted
on the charge of larcen preferred by
John B. Quinn, a farmer living near
Vailey. The property in question con
sists of sixty-four pounds of squash
seeds, valued at SS.22. and twentv-nine
pounds of musk mellon seeds, valued at
5:3.37. The plaintiff alleges that he
shipped the seeds to Engleman, who
refused to pay for them until assured
by Ouinn's landlord that Quinn had the
exclusive ownership. Then the farmer
rcplevined the seeds and left them at
the justice's office. Shortly after he
claims that Engleman and a friend
A couple of Sherman county farmers
from near Loup City were in Bavenna
Monday morning looking for an 18-year-old
horse thief. The young fel
low entered a farmer's pasture during
the night and stole two of the best
work horses in the lot. He led the
horses for a few miles and traded the
team to another farmer for a saddle
pony and S25 to boot He then struck
for Bavenna, arriving there Sunday
evening and put up at Bencsh & Vcse
ley's stable. He had been gone but an
hour or two when the pursuing party
arrived, but the trail was lost and he is
still at large.
Jules Sandow, the postmaster at
Greyson. who was in the custodj' of the
United States marshal under charge of
serious offense against the government,
has turned over to the postal authori
ties SSO to make good a part of the
losses sustained by the government
through his operations. Sandow claims
to be a public benefactor instead of a
criminal. During the hard times he
issued postal notes to the amount of
Si0 and put them in circulation with
out having received the money there
for from the parties to whom they were
originally issued. He also admitted
that he was short about S124 on his
postage stamp account and it was for
the purpose of making a part of this
shortage good that he paid in the sSO.
The most destructive fire that has
ever visited Saunders county laid the
business portion of Ithica in ashes.
The lire started in the rear of Graham's
drug store, and on account of the in
ilamable nature of the material the en
tire building was one roaring mass of
llames before a particle of water could
be thrown. Adjoining the drug store
on the north were the large lumber
yards and offices belonging to Henry
Anderson, and fanned by a strong wind
from the south the blaze communicated
to thepilesof lumber and reduced them
to ashes in a very short space of time.
On the wind drove the fire to the north
west and communicated it to the gen
eral stores of II. I. Kleapp, Wagner &
Schroeder, Smith's implement house, a
grocery and provision store and two
dwellings, all of which were complete
Chicken and turkey thieves are be
coming quite numerous and very bold
about Exeter. They got away with
eighty chickens from Joe Holmutz:
three or four dozen turkeys and chick
ens from Mr. Courtwright; thirty tur
keys from Mr. Bucks: Several dozen
from Cox & Co.. shippers, and numer
ous small lots from other parties.
Jesse Campbell of Keith county
missed twenty head of cattle recently
from his range and after a hunt of sev
eral days found the bunch in the north
west part of the state. The cattle were
in the possession of John Wilkins when
found. Wilkins has since been arrest
ed and placed in jail at Ogaialla to
answer to the charge of cattle stealing.
A young girl sat in the executive re
ception room the other afternoon and
wept bitterly as she pleaded with Gov
ernor Crounse. She wanted a pardon
for her brother who is a convict at the
penitentiary, and was telling the gov
ernor in her own way why executive
mercy should be exercised in this par
ticular case above all others. The gov
ernor listened to the tale of woe, such
a one as he hears very frequently, and
at the clcse kindly told the girl that she
had oettcr wait until the new governor
came into office. "When will that be?"
asked the youthful miss. When told
that the incoming governor would not
take his seat until January 1, her tears
A STRANGE MYSTERY.
THE CASE OF SEELY, THE BANK
Ways that Were Dark and Past Finding
Out DetectH-es Endeavoring to Un
ravel the Mystery lawyer Itaker,
Charged With Complicity in the lluso
Steal, a Suicide and His Itody Identiiietl
No Trace Whatever Found of Hook
keeper, Seely's Whereahonts.
Embezzler Seeley's Case.
Nr.w Yoisk, Nov. 27. Hoards of dc
tectives are searching for Samuel
Seelv. who stole S354.00D from the
Shoe and Leather National bank, but
used onlv 11,000 of it himself, but
the officers have been unable to find
him. He was a bundle of contradic
tions. He lived seeming- like a man
who supports a family on 30 a week
lie was apparently a faithful hus
band, a fond father, but, unprepos
sessing as he was, he sought tojinake
conquests of woman on the streets,
Be was not too busy falsif3ing the
books to exchange glances with girls
who passed the bank's windows. Be
helped to steal S200 a day and was in
a heaven of delight when he won
100 at the races. His wife helped
him to escape. Now that he is free,
she is prostrated.
Frederick Maker, the lawver
charged with complicitv in the steal,
who is said to have secured 341,000
of the money, was erratic. He told
his wife he would start for Europe at
a moment s notice and would return
suddenly. He lived at the rate of
30,000 a year and Seely at the rate
of 30 a week. Where has Baker's
monev gone? Perhaps he had it
safely invested; perhaps it was in
schemes in which both Seely and
himself had interest.
Those who know Seely think he
spent little of the stolen monev on
himself. He bought the modest
house on Halsev street, Brooklyn
several years ago, for which he paid
5.000. There was a first mortgage of
3,200 and a second mortgage of 1,-
200 on it. He borrowed money of
Mrs. Bennett, his mother-iu-law, to
pay olt the second mortgage. He also
borrowed nionej- to furnish the house.
His total indebtedness came to 1.
i.'OO. Last Thursday he transferred
the property, the equity in which was
valued at 1,400, and the furniture,
valued at 700, to Mrs. Bennett, to
cancel his indebtedness. He received
the difference of 200 in cash. He
put the mono into his pocket, saying
it would be a great help to him just
There is nothing to show that Seely
spent anything- like the money he
stole. Investigation gives color to
his claim that he made to Lawyer
Ansel that he retained only 11,000
for himself and that the rest went to
The body of Baker lay in the parlor
of his country house on Sand Point
yesterday guarded by the son George
and Perry Hicks, a neighbor. The
question as to whether his death was
the result of suicide or an accident
has not as yet been determined.
For twenty-five years Frederick
Baker had been kno.vn as a successful
lawyer, making a specialty of real
estate business. For a dozen years
he had been looked upon as a rich
When the bank learned of the de
falcation andset out to discover the
thieves and to seek for some of the
stolen property, they were surprised
to find that Seely had nothing. They
then turned their attention to Baker.
He was generally believed to be a
large holder of real estate. They
searched for days and found nothing
that stood in Baker's name. The
only thing they found was a house in
this city, presumably the one in which
he lived, which stood in Mrs. Baker's
If Seely is alive the bank officials
will do all they can to bring him
back, as his evidence is absolutely
necessary in order to recover the
losses from Baker's estate. If Seely
can be communicated with it is
thought the bank officials will offer
him inducements to return, which in
effect will be a practical guarantee of
immunit3r from prosecution.
WESTERN MEN IN CONGRESS.
The TransmissUsippi Convention Opened
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 27. With a
whole week before them, the dele
gates to the Transmississippi congress
gathered slowly this morning and at
the appointed hour scarcely more
than a fourth of the number in the
city were present. Congressman
W. J. Bryan of Nebraska, who, as a
silver advocate, will fill the place of
T. M. Patterson of Colorado, detained
by illness in his family. George Q.
and F. J. Cannon, of Mormon fame,
from Utah, Governor Wa-te and A. C.
Fisk of Colorado, ex-Governor L. B.
Prince of New Mexico and Senator
W. V. Allen of Nebraska were among
the notables present.
At 11:30 o'clock President II. B.
Whitmore, of the last congress, called
the new body to order and introduced
the Bev. Dr. S. J. Niccolls of St.
Louis, who invoked divine blessing
upon the congress, returned thanks
for the material prosperit3 of the
states represented and pra3ed that
selfish interests might be sunk in
behalf of the general irood
and prosperity of all. For " the
merchants exchange of St. Louis,
President W. G. Boyd welcomed the
delegates and Ma'or Walbridge and
Governor Stone spoke respectively
for cit3' and state. Eugene Semple
of the state of Washington responded
for congress. President Whitmore
then reviewed the purposes for which
the congress existed, declared against
the allowing of this congress to be in
any way controlled by political in
terests and annonncedthc gathering
ready for business.
Upon the recommendation of the
executive committee, th convention
then took a recess to allow the state
delegations to select members of the
committees on credentials, rules and
order of business and permanent
SHOT DEAD AT A CHURCH.
Desperate Fight Occurs Itetween .Mur
derer unit Officers.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 2 7. A battle
occurred at a church near Carroltton,
Miss., yesterday between officers and
a murderer, and as a result one man
is dead and two others wounded.
,Ben. P. Catham, the marshall of Car-
routon. and JS. Brewer, a deputy
sheriff, left for Enona, a church ten
miles south of Carrollton to arrest
Claude Moss, who is charged with mur
der at Mont cello, Dewitt count3.
Ark., an,hvlio had been a fugitive
from justice for more than a ear.
Moss resisted arrest and after a most
desperate struggle Chatham shot him
dead, but not until Chatham and
Brewer had been wounded. The af
fair occurred in frout of the church
door and scores of women fainted
AN APPEAL FOR AID.
Assistance, However Small, Asked (or
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 27. Iler
ant M. Kiretchjian, who figured
prominent- in the parliament of re
ligions at the world's fair, and who
has since been engaged in interesting
the people in the United States in the
condition of the people of Armenia,
his native land, is redoubling his ef
forts since the reports of the recent
massacres by the Turks have reached
this countey. He has just organized
the Phil-Armenic association of the
Northwcst,similar associations having
been formed in Boston. Philadelphia
and New York. As seeretar3' of the
new association, he has written a
letter to President Cleveland to
urge the mediation of the United
States for the establishment of a new
regime in Armenia. He has written
to the governor of each of the South
ern states, asking their united pro
testations be sent to England, against
its indifference to the horrible out
rages, and with a view of interesting
the whole people in Armenia and for
the assistance of the suffering and
helpless people, he has issued the fol
lowing: A Thanksgiving proclamation from
Armenia, to the people of the United
States, thrice happ3' people of the
land of the free: You are thankful
that the lives of 'onr forefathers
were spared and God established here
a great nation standing upon libertj'
and freedom of conscience.
I ask the the whole American peo
ple to declare to the world on this,
the da3' of their glad thanksgiving.
b3"; unanimous vote, their horror and
consternation at the brutal slaughter
of thousands of Armenian families
and the crushing of mercy and jus
tice with one blow before the e3es of
the civilized world.
I ask them to cast that vote not on
paper, but one good American cent,
a dime if the3 will, but at least one
American cent from every man,
woman and child whose heart has
ached for the stricken Armenian na
tion. To look upon the cent or the
dime ere they cast it, and see there
the United States encircling libert3'
and exultant in the glory of their in
heritance, to dedicate that sacred
S3-mbol for a mighty protest against
all oppression and in token of warm
s3-mpatli3' for a bleeding nation.
Added to the stupendous power of
that voice will be the creation of a
national Armenian fund. It will be
the life blood of the Phil-Armenian
associations, which strive to have
purity of life, honor and property
assured to the people of Armenia.
Pending united organization of all
friends of Armenia and for the ap
pointment of officers and trustees
the following honored gentlemen
will act as trustees of the fund:
Ma3or of Minneapolis, William H.
Eustis; George A. Pillsburv, E. C.
Chamberlain, president of Securit3:
Men of like national repute will be
requested to be temporal trustees m
The trustees will hold the fund in
violate to be used for two definite ob
First To secure the protection of
the Armenian people in Turke3' from
Second To promote the cause of
establishing a righteous government
We ask for a cent, a dime, or a
check as a Thanksgiving day vote of
abhorrence of the massacres and of
S3'mpatli3' for afllictcd Armenia. It
can be mailed to either the Security
bank, Minneapolis, Minn.; Western
national bank, "JfTTw York cit3 'or
Wells-Fargo & Co., Safer Frahcisco.
BLAND ON BOND ISSUES.
The Free Silver Champion Views
Matter With Marked Suspicion.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 27. In response
to a telegram to Congressman B. P.
Bland, asking for an expression of
opinion on the bond issue, the fol
lowing was received by the Post-Dispatch
"Lebanon, Mo., Nov. 2 . To the
Editor of the Post Dispatch: If the
secretar3 of tho treasur3r would exer
cise his option1 to pay out silver for
greenbacks ant treasury notes issued
under the Shetman law, there could
be no drain of rold from the treasurj.
Tho government of France does this,
and keeps all ter money at par.
"This bond issue business looks like
an attempt tc iorce comrress to re
tire our treastrj- notes and to sub
stitute a S3Tstem of national bank
currenc3. Thetight is still on between
the advocates of the free coinage of
silver as the trae mode of currenc' re
form and the aiherents of the national
banks. It is proposed by the latter
to farm out to Corporations the power
to control the value and volume of
money. Surelj the money monopoty
of this countr3 now thinks it is in the
saddle, but time will tell, whether
the people or monopoly are to rule
"Yours truly, B. P. Bland."
A BIG BID ACCEPTED.
Secretary Carlisle Will Award All tho
Itonilj to the Stewart Syndicate.
Washington, Nov. 27. Secretar3-
Carlisle decided to-da3 to accept the
bid for the entire new issue of 50,
000,000 five per cent bonds. The
figure offered by the syndicate was
117.077 on the 100 at the rate of about
i per cent interest.
A very important advantage to the
government in accepting this bid is
the fact that all the gold will be
furnished outside and none drawn
from the treasury. It is also more
convenient and less expensive to the
department to deal with one part"
rather than with many.
It is the understanding of the treas
ury department othcials that tne
Stewart S3ndicate will pay for the
bonds promptly. Assistant Secretary
Curtis has been in communication b3'
Ion; distance telephone with par
ties representing the S3'ndicate
who desired to know when
they could deposit gold for
bonds. He replied that they
coulc do so at the sub-treasury at
New York at once. It will be some
days, however, before the entire
amount can be paid, as some of it
will find its way into the sub-treasur
ies at Chicago, San Francisco and
The total sum that the government
will receive for the issue will be
about 53,000,000, and as the under
standing is that the syndicate will
BIDDING f OR BONDS.
The Main Rid, 911G.889K. Made by a
Syndicate of Hankers of New York.
London, Philadelphia and Hoston It
is for the Entire Issue The aggregate
Bids amount to About SISO.OOO.OOU.
Hig Demand for Honds.
Washington, Nov. 26. Secretary
Carlisle shorty- after noon to-da3
held a conference with treasury of
ficials for the purpose of deciding
whether the bids for the new issue of
50,000,000 of gold bonds should be
opened in public or private. At 12:45
o'clock a large delegation of bank
ers and representatives of the
press assembled in Assistant Sec
retar3 Curtis' office to hear
the bids announced. In the corridor
outside was a large gathering of cor
respondents who could not, owing to
the limited capacit3 of the room, be
admitted. Among the bidden pres
ent were J. Pierpont Morgan of
Drexel, Morgan & Co., bankers of
New York; Bobert Bacon of E. Bol
lins, Morse fc Co., bankers, Boston;
Albert Stethcinier, broker, New
York; F. Y. Beimick, with Kidder,
Peabod3 & Co., bankers, Boston;
Plin3' Fisk of IIarve3' Fisk & Co.,
bankers, New York.
The main bid was 03- a S3'ndicate of
bankers of New York, London, Phila
delphia and Boston and was for the
entire issue at S11G.8S03 on the 100.
The bidders included Drexel. Morgan
& Co., the. United States Trust com
pany of New York and the large New
The reading of the bids closed at
1:50 p. m. The aggregate, including
both bids of Drexel, Morgan and com
pau3, amounted to about 155,000,000
or, counting onty- one of them to 105,
000,000. The 50,000,000 bid provides
that 40,000.000 of the bonds are to be
delivered in New York, 3,000,000 at
Boston. 3,000,000 at Philadelphia,
2.000.000 at Chicago and 2,000,000 at
The bid was made bv the United
States Trust compan3' at New York;
Drexel, Morgan it Co.. New York; the
First national bank of New York and
Harve3', Fiske & Sons. They added
that the following parties were in
terested with them: Drexel & Co.,
Philadelphia; J.' S. Morgan & Co.,
London; Nalionhl bank of Commerce,
New York; Chemical national
bank. New York: Fourth na
tional bank. New York: National
Cit3' bank. New York; Hanover Na
tional bank. New York; First Na
tional bank, Chicago: Mutual Life
Insurance company, New York: Gal
latin National bank. New York;
Merchants National bank. New orlc;
Manhattan company, New York;
Morton, Bliss & Co., New York: Heidel-
bach, Eckelheimer & Co.. New York;
J. and S. Wormser, New York; J.
and W. Seligman Jc Co., New York;
Blair & Co., New York; Yermilge
it Co., New York; F. S. Smith-
ers & Co., New York: Edward
Sweet it Co .New York; Kountz Bros.,
New lork; Laidlow & Co., jsew York;
Bowerv- Savings bank, New York;
Knickerbocker Trust eompan3-. New
York; Greenwich Savings bank, New
York: Cooper, Hewitt it Co., New
York; A. Beno, New York: A. Orr, for
Brooklyn Savings bank; Brewster,
Cobb & Estabrook, Boston; Winslow,
Lanier & Co.: Brook-n Trust com
pan3; E. Bollins, Morse & Bfo., and
Blake Bros. & Co.
A second S3ndicate bid by the same
parties was submitted for the full
50,000,000, all or none, at 117.077, be
ing a shade below three per cent.
PORT ARTHUR FALLS.
Japs Capture It After Eighteen Hours
Cuee Foo, Nov. 20. Dispatches
have been received here stating that
the Japanese captured Port Arthur
on Wednesday last, after eighteen
The second Japanese armr, under
the command of Field Marshal Count
03-ama, minister of war. consisted of
about 30,000 men, and when this
force arrived off the Begents Sword
promontor3' it was divided into two
detachments, one of which, aided 03
partofthe Japanese fleet, operated
against Talienwan, while the other
directed its movements against Kin
Chow, on the western side of the
promontory, some mil es north of
Port Arthur. Talienwan and Kin
Chow were both captured, after which
the aruu' again combined and the
inarch on Port Arthur was com
menced. Several engagements of
minor importance took place along
the route, but according to the re
ports the Japanese were invanabh
successful. The roads leading north
ward from Port Arthur were sup
posed to have been mined b3 the
Chinese and the Japanese commander
therefore declined to take the risk of
marching his troops along them.
Consequently, they were compelled
to cut roads through the forests to
allow the passage of their artiller3'.
ammunition trains, etc. The march
was thus necessarily slow.
Dispatches received a few days
ago stated that the Japanese were
closet. to the cit3, and had attacked
the Chinese outposts, driving them
back to their entrenchments. It was
also said that the Japanese attacked
the entrenchments "three times, but
were repulsed each time. It is evi
dent that later attacks must have
been made and that the outposts
were compelled to fall back upon
l'ort Arthur. Several times the town
is reporte i to have been captured. but
later dispatches have shown that
these reports were inaccurate, and
that the Japanese were conducting
their operations against the place
with great carefulness, and that. Un
intended when the real attack was
made that it should be successful.
Che Foo, from which place the dis
patch announcing the fall of Port
Arthur is sent, is a Chinese city on
the north coast of Shancr Tung Pro
montor3 some ninet- miles south of
Port Arthur, from which it is sep
arated b- the Gulf of Be Chi Li
Fifty Thousand l'eople Made Womelen
by the Jtecent Earthquake
Bo me, Nov. 26. Dispatches received
here from Regsrio saj' there are 50,000
nersons in that district who
not take gold out of the treasury to ( been rendered homeless by the earth
pay ior me Donas, a neaituy increase
in the gold reserve will be the result.
Kansas Itepubllcans Confer.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 27. The town
Is full of Republican politicians this
afternoon, here to advise and consult
with the state officers-elect about the
appointments in their respective de
partments. All the officials are either
now on the ground or expected ex
cept Governor Morrill, who will not
be here and who. it is said, has re
fused to take an- part in the confer-enc-
A Young Woman
Convicted of Arson.
Rockport, Mo., 5rov. 26. Miss Mary
L. Townsend, form rly of Central
City, Neb., who is now running a
store here was arrested 3'esterda3 for
attempted arson. Miss Towns;;nd, it
is alleged, had her stock insured for
about twice its value and had em
plo3ed two young men to burn the
building. The 3'oung men ;ravc the
plot away and had her arrested.
Miss Townsend stood trial and was
j fined 500 and one 3-ear in jaiJ
Marshal Crump of Arkansas Instructed
to Extcrmionte the llcnporadocs.
Washington. Nov. 26. It has been
decided that the present situation in
the Indian Territor- Ls not such as ta
warrant the secretary of war in call
ing out United States troops and the
authorities in the territory have been
so notified. This, however, does not
mean that the government is to
abandon or in an3' degree relax its
efforts tc bring She Cook gang of out
laws to justice. On the contrary.
United States Marshal Crump of Ar
kansas, who has made a reputation for
himself in dealing with the tough ele
ment in the Southwest, " will
continue with increased vio-or
his pursuit of the marauders,
and it is believed that with
the liberal instructions which have
been given him as to the employing
of deputies he will not fail in his mis
sion. The presence of any consider
able military force it is not doubted
would have a salutary effect in quiet
ing the fears of the inhabitants, yet
it is thought it might defeat the ends
sought by scattering the outlaws and
thus making their capture difficult, if
not impossible. Marshal Crump, with
a force of deputies, will pursue tho
same tactics as are followed in fight
ing the Indians. They will keep on
their trail night and da3' until they
are exhausted and forced to surren
der. OSBORN'S REFORM IDEAS.
The Kansas Secretary of Stato Will
Make Important Recommendations.
Topeka, Kan.. Nov. 20. Secretary
of State Osborn, in submitting his bi
ennial report to the governor, will
make a number of important recom
mendations. He believes that the
profits of the state printer are too
great and suggests that the
constitution be amended so as
to make it an elective office.
He thinks the office ought to be
salaried and that the change would
reduce the cost of the state printing
to a maximum of 50,030 a 3'ear. He
recommends that the legislature
ought to authorize the publication of
10,000 copies of the session laws in
stead of 6,000 as now. and that all
copies not required for distribution
among state and count officers
should be sold to the people at 1 a
cop3 instead of 52 as now. He recom
mends a thorough revision of the cor
poration laws. He would make fees
for filing charters greater, so as to
make them a considerable source
of revenue to the state, and
he would require exact compli
ance b- corporations with the
law in regard to annual reports. He
would also require foreign corpora
tions doing business in the state to
file certified copies of their charters.
For failure of aii3 corporation to com
ply with the law he would fix a pen
alty of from 1,000 to 5,000 fine. He
recommends that the legislature
place the enrollment of bills in the
the hands of the sccretar3 of state,
and that the work be done 03- t3pe
writing machines instead of bv- hand,
as has been the practice. He thinks
also that the state should establish
an electric light plant of its own in
the state house.
JUSTICE JACiSON HOPELESS
.Jurist Will ever Iteturn to
llrnch Successorship Cosslp.
Washington, Nov. 26. The latest
intelligence from Justice Jackson of
the United States supreme court, who
lies ill at Thomasville, Ga., is that his
return to the bench 'at an3 time is
not to be expected. His friends en
tertained hopes that a winter's rest in
the Southern climate might restore
his health so far as to permit of
intermittent service, but his da3s of
usefulness appear definite to have
ended. Not much hope can reason
ably be entertained of one stricken
with consumption at so advanced an
Gossip regards the prospective vac
anc3 as assured. Mr. Wilson's name
has alwa3's been suggested. Again
it is said that Just.ce Jackson, realizing-
the impossibility of recover-, will
presently resign, and that Mr.
Carlisle will go on the bench and will
give Wilson tho treasur. For all
the rumors there is no present dis
closed basis of fact.
New Yor.K, Nov. 26. B. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekh- Review of Trade saj-s:
There is some change for the better.
The gain is slow and in some direc
tions not ver distinct, but the signs
of it are a little more definite than
last week. The most important of
them is the larger emplo3'ment of la
bor, answering a better demand on
the whole for manufactured products.
The wheat market has lost this
week the cent it gained last week,
receipts being larger and the Atlan
tic exports are also larger, 570,.
771 bushels, against 703.026 last
3"ear, but these are of small ac
count compared with the great visible
supph-. Foreign reports this week
have been rather more promising,
though the fact remains that the
world's crop outside the United
States is probably the largest ever
grown. Corn has declined half a
cent, receipts having much increased.
Kceeiver FaUy Acts to. lie Investi
gated and His Iteinovul Asked.
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20. It is
probable that the allowances in the
Iron Hall receivership will be inves
tigated and preliininar3 steps have
been taken to secure the court's
action of the matter. It will come
before Judge McMasters of the su
perior bench, who has just succeded
Judge Winters, who made the allowances.
It is reported that a petition recit
ing the facts and alleging extrava
gance, excessive pa3'ments to both
receiver ami attorneys, pa- for ser
vices that were unnecessar;- and in
expedient and failure to account for
large interest on the deposits in the
bank, has been prepared and will be
presented to the court. The removal
of Mr. Failey as receiver will be
asked and the rednctiou of expenses
Armenians In Revolt.
Constantinople. Nov. 26. A rising
ag-ainst Turkish rule is reported from
Yan. Armenia, in which district the
recent massacres occurred. The out
break is said to be due to the failure
of the Porte to convene the Armenian
national assembly to elect a new pa
triarch in succession to Mgr. Achik-
1am, wno resigneu in consequence of
a dispute with the Turkish government.
Wichita. Kan., Nov. 26. Sherift
Tom McGee of Hemphill count3 in
the Panhandle of Texas, was shot and
mortalby wounded last night by three
outlaws, who held up the agent of
the Santa depot at Canadian Cit- and !
were proceed. ng to rob it when Mc
Gee, who is a brave man. arrived upon
the scene. He was shot through the
bowels. The outlaws escaped
INDIANS NOT ADVANCING.
Agents In Nebraska Make- Discouraging?
Washington, Nov. 26. James Cle
ments, agent of the Santee Indians
iu Nebraska, in his report to Secre
tary Smith, says: "Having- spent
nearl3- six years in the service on
Rosebud agcnc3 where the Indians
maintain that of their tribal rela
tions, I had come -to the conclusion
that these Indians were easily
managed, but on assuming- dut3 hero
where they have become citizens, I
have changed mj- mind and I foi'nd
them more- difficult to manage than I
expected. Agency control and rules,
conflict with the state laws and
citizenship. We are under counts
organization and the Indian is told
that he is a citizen and has all the
rights of a citizen. He pays; taxes on
his personal property-, still the counts
objects to paj-ing- the cost on Indian
misdemeanor cases. And tho agent
has no power to punish except to dis
criminate against him in issues. But
the trouble arises from intoxication.
They have but little trouble to get
what the3" want. The Indian
loves liquor and will sell any
thing to got it. In some of the
neighboring- towns thev- rather
encourage than discourage the
tratlic The complaint then comes,
that tho agent is not doing- his
dutj bj-allowing these Indians to get
drunk, but thoj- do hot tr3 to stop the
man who sells it to them. In this,
the state laws of Nebraska conllict
with the federal, so the agent is
powerless. From what I see and
learn from responsible parties there
has not been much advancement made
in general in the past few years, mor
alby, financialby, or otherwise."
As to Indian paj-ments, the agent
says: "Although I am but a short
time in charge here, yet I believe I
can safely say that it would be to the
interest of these people to pay them
in cash in lieu of annuity and agri
cultural goods. They make but little
use of the clothing; the3 trade it off
for what they can get You will
see but few meu wearing- the
issued clothing. And I tlrink it
would be also better to give them
cash in place of cattle, as they have
but a limited outlet and trouble
arises from tresspass on their white
neighbors' propertj-. Thej- will dis
pose of them at less thaii half their
cost in order to get rid of trouble.
Giving them what is due them in cash
would, I - believe, help to advance
them in civilization. I believe tho
issuing- of goods and rations is onh'
making so mans- trained beggars and
has a demoralizing- effect."
Captain William H. Beck, Tenth
cavalry, acting- agent at the Omaha
and Winnebago agenc- in the same
state, gi-es the following rather discouraging-
view of Indians, which
were supposed to be in quite a statu
of ad-anceraent: "The Omahas and
Winnebagos both continue to
carr- out man3' old customs,
which are in antagonism to
their civilization. The older
members of both tribes keep up their
dancing war dances.medicine dances
and others at which they appear
costumed as the3 were -ears ago.
They antagonize tho form of mar
riage under the state law; thev- re
quire tho 3'ounger people to return to
the Indian mode of dress, even after
they have been awa3' from the reser
vation to school. They object, in the
majorit3'. to any but "medicine men'
of the tribe attending the sick or in
jured. A BOOKKEEPER'S BIG THEFT.
The New York Shoe and Leather Itank
Robbed of 9354,000.
New York, Nov. 26. A bookkeeper
in the National Shoe and Leather
bank disappeared a few da3s ago. A
national bank examiner has just fin
ished an investigation, which dis
closes a defalcation of 354,000. The
bank has a capital of 1,000,000, and
a surplus of about 200,000, leaving
an impairment of capital of about
5150,000 which will at once be made
good bv the stockholders.
The following-statement was issued
The recent examination of tho affairs of the
National Shoe and Leather tank by the na
tional bank examiner developed a defalcation
of i:r-l.utx, anJ upon investigation by the
clearing house committee this loss Ls coh-
tlrmed The committee ls unanimous in the
opinion that notwithstanding' this loss the
tninlc is in a younu condition and able to nav
its depositors. GeorgeP. Uakeic,
W. W SHHIMA.N.
K IL I'EUKINS. Jit.
G. G. Williams.
The following bank officers were
present during the examination and
pledged the committee an3 assistance
or requirements: George F. Baker,
F. I). Tappan, George D. Williams,
II. W. Cannon, J. Edward Simons, J.
W. Berkins, ir.. and F. M. Nash.
The name of the defaulting cleric is
Samuel C. Seely. His residence is on
llalst" street, Brookfj-n.
A Veteran Kdltor l'aises Array-.
Washington. Nov. 26. E. S. Ham
lin, founder of the Cleveland Leader,
and a member of congress from Ohio
before the war, died here 3'estcrua3-,
aged S6 years. His death was due
indirect- to an assault two months
ago by a negro who attempted to
rob him. He was one of the first free
soil editors in the United States.
LIVK STOCK AND I'UODUCE MARKETS
'notations from New York, Chicago,
Louis, Omaha and Kl'sewhere.
Huttcr Creamery print
Hutter -l air to
Honey 1 or ff
Poultry Old liens, per 5t
t lilckens i-prins, per m
Turkeys Pit lb 5
(Je m; Per lb 5 up
Ducks Per lb 5 &
Lheee vh. x. la. full cream. It
Lemons- Choice Messinos 4 00
Or:me Messinos.per box ... 3 5
Sweet potatoes, pof bbl 2 M)
Heans- Navy, hand-picked, bu 2 00
Hay I'pland. per ton 8 0)
Hay Midland and lowland... 7 SO
Onions Per bu C5
Heets Per bu j
Turnips er bu 4;
Carrots Per bu 50
Parsnips Per bu 50
cranoerrrles Cape Cod 9 to
Apples Per bbl
loss Ollxed packing
IIos Heavy weights
lieeves Prime steers
lieeves Stockers and feeders.
Meers Fair to good
&heeu -Lambs "
sheep Fair to sood natives."
Wheat. No. 2. red winter
Corn-No. 2 '..
Wheat No.2, spring
Corn Per bu
Oats er bu
I lios Packers and mixed."."
Cattle, Com. steers to extra...
' Sheep Inferior to choice. .".I!
1 ST. LOUIS.
i WheaP-No 2 red, cash
Corn Per bu
Outs Per bu ... .
Hos Mixed packin-- I""
' lUlu SatiY steers
sheep Mixed natives
4 3 ft)
'! 2 S3
US. 9 50
Hi 4 55
" 5 00
& 2 5
H 2 00
43 4 50
it 5 01
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2 0 4 30
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