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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE: TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1895.
A. F. STREITZ,
rugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
WINDOW GLASS, -:- MACHINE OILS,
XDIa,rxa,rta Spectacles. '
1EA;L:BARE,EditokakdPropkietob I roducts Qn Chicago's board of
trade. "What would this country
amount to without Nebraska. Doc
'rue pops or iNeDrasica nave ml
their nomination been true to the
main plank of their variegated plat- j
form adopted at the Lincoln conven
tion. Judge Maxwell is the 4 'initiat
ive'' and Billgreen is the referendum
Tne impression that JNeorasiia ITTITTTH 1 FTI ITf flnTXTflfPW
has radacrop thisyearhastend- 1 HfAoDlNuJ UW
ea to aepress me price or
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
One Year, cash in advance,
Six Months, cash In advance 75 Cents.
Entered at theNorthPlatte(Kobrasia)postofflceas
Comprehensive Eeyicwof Crop-Pros-1
pects In Europe.
HOKE SMITH AT HIS DESK.
The expert of corn is rapidly in
creasing, and with the largest crop
(irpr o-rnwn. there should be jrood
Dividends For Creditors of National Hanks.
Delivery of Columbian Medals De
layed Printers Expel Es-Prrsl-
times for tbe farmers of the United of their judicial ticket. State Jour-j
c4 rf n c Hir mnsf valuable I nal.
of all crops.
Corner of Spruce and Sixth-sts.
Senator Mills says' "the man is
not born who can be elected three
flttips tn the oresidencv. ' Presi-
The deficit in? Aug. was less than
$4,000,000. Wc are gaining; but, oh
for the old democratic music ot
republican times. "The dangers
dent Cleveland will probably give from an enormous surplus," when
out a similar opinion betore the ex
piration of ninety days.
we won't have to hire English bank-
vftffee North Side Grocer.
COUNTRY PRODUCE .
FLOUR and FEED.
Our Goods are Guaranteed Fresh, our
Prices are as Low as the Lowest. We
insure jiPrompt 'Delivery. , We Solicit
a bhare of lour Trade.
NORTH LOCUST STREET, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
SCARRY THIS BANNER
Itviimwy iT Call there for all kinds of J
;u jffl Ll Hardware.
f 4yM PRICES LOW. j
That $5 rate made by the Union
Pacific from every point in the state
to the Nebraska state fair is the
biirirest concession that road ever
made. It may be a.good thing for
the people to have a railroad in the
bands of receivers.
The republicans of Kansas have
renominated Chief Justice Martin,
of the supreme court, and the pops
have actually decided to put no can
didate in the field. The oods in the
Sunflower state have had their in
ning and have been forever retired.
All roads lead to Omaha this
week, and it is likely the Nebraska
metropolis will entertain the larg
est crowd in her history. But
Omaha has worked hard to iret a
big attendance at the.-fair and de
serves the success which is' crown
ing her efforts.
Manufacturers of bicycles have
announced that there will be no
marked changes in the wheel for
1896. The tubing will be a little
heavier and the tires a little larger,
hbut those are about the onlv
changes. The high grade wheels
it is said, will remain at about $100.
If Colonel Ellingham will consult
the files or The Tribune he will
find that in January last this paper
roundly denounced the action of
Frank Hilton, the retiring state oil
inspector, in not turning over cer-
rain iees. the iribune never
hesitates to criticize a member of
its party who has been guilty of a
ers and gold bugs to sit on back
steps and count the millions that
are rolled out and in. Inter Ocean
A motor wagon of the
ANew York dry goods firm will
replace its 500 delivery wagons of
the old type with enough petroleum
to handle the business.
kind so ex-
tensiyely used in Paris has been
found to answer the nnrnnsp verv
well in spite of the notoriously bad 13 IfT , J
J consumption of beet root was 7.U8,
pavcuicuis ui uuLUdiu. jLiie motor
wagons will be used where the
packages are large and heavy and
the distances long and the grades
heavy. For light business the new
bieycle carrier, driven by a boy.
will soon be found superior to all
other methods of delivery, Ex.
Washington, Sept. 16. The crop
prospects of Europe are reviewed in a
comprehensive report of the European
agent of the agricultural department.
It gives the official returns of the vari
ous countries as follows: Great Britain,
areas under cultivation: Wheat, 1,415,
441 acres; barley, 2,166,270; oats, 8,705,
905. The cereal output per acre is ex-
pecwa ro oe mucn Deiow tne average.
In Holland, Belgium and Denmark the
crops all carried average quantity, but
the quality is deficient. Large propor
tion of the wheat is damp and out of
condition and black; oats, barley and
rye suffered from extreme moisture.
In Switzerland the wheat crop is ex
pected to be under 5,000,000 bushels.
In France the winter and spring wheat
izt r n - i
ijuimtjr i5 excenenc, ana cue crop is ex
pected to exceed. 300,000,000 bushels.
The production of sugar for 1895 is set
down at 661,000 tons, an increse of 160,-
tons, an increase of 1,817,000 tons. In
trennany wheat is a better yield than
in 1894. In Austria-Hungary the esti
mate for wneat isunder last year's. The
quality is not up to the average. In
Italy, wheat is estimated at an average
NINTH WEEK OF DURRANI'S TRIAL.
Prosecution Presenting an Unbroken Chain
of Circumstantial Evidence.
San Francisco, Sept. 16. The Dor-
rant trial entered upon its ninth week
tins morning. A slight change in the
program was made necessary by a death
in tne famuy of Mrs. George P. Dorgan,
whoso examination was not finished
when court adjourned last Thursday.
Durrant's defenders will be unable to
persuade Mrs. Elizabeth Crossett to
modify her testimony regarding her
ride in a Valencia street car on the aft
ernoon of April 3. The old lady is as
sure of the day as she is of the fact that
she rode on the same car with Durrant
and tried to attract his attention from
the girl who was with him. Mrs.
Crossett's visit on the following day was
to the home ot her son-in-law in Ala
meda. The "aged woman remembers
the day she went, and her friends who
went with her to the ferry will be able
to corroborated her.
The testimony of Mrs. Crossett will
be the key to the prosecution's arch.
By it the evidence of those who saw
Durranfc before he entered the church,
and of those who saw him after will be"
supported. Through it an absolutly un
Large Attendance at Fourth Rational
Congress at Albuquerque.
MY MW LAWS PASSED,
Chairman Suiythe, In His Opening Ad
dress, Calls Attention to tho Legal En
actments Durln? Last Year Differ
ence In Official Opinions.
crop. In Spain the crop is not quite up broken chain has been made, the prose-
either in quantity or
"Nebraska is- beinsr ''advertised
again," as the 6niaha papers would
sa3T, in a new play by Augustus
Thomas. The hero and heroine oi
the drama are a Nebraska congress
man and his beautiful and ambi
tious wife, for whom a wicked lob-
byist spreads his ret, but in vain.
Virtue is rewarded at last by the
elevation of the congressman to the
United States senate. It is need
less to say that several Nebraska
congressmen sat for the picture and
that all expect to come out in the
same way. '1 he name given to the
Nebraska congressman, "Dale" is a
verj' thin disguise. Just change
one little letter and "Dave" is the
result, as plain as a pike-staff.
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Dr. N. McOABB, Prop., J.JS. BUSH, Manager.
The Era is "waiting" for the dis
appointed rebublican office-seekers
to get home from the convention
and unsheath their knives. There
is no doubt but the Era will have a
loner and wearv wait. Unsuccess
ful candidates fer nomination will
carry no knife for their successful
opponent. This is a year of repub
lican liarmony in Lincoln county,
and the pops are very distrusted
and pained that such is the case.
Keir Hardie and Blood-to-His
Bridles "Waite had a funny fight up
in Denver the other day. They
accused each other of the grossest
plagiarism. Hardie alleged that
whatever was good in the pop doc
trine was cribbed from the social
ists, but that the former had mixed
so much blamed idiocy with the
socialist doctrine that it was worthy
of little but contempt. Waite then
boldly charged the socialists with
stealing all their thunder from the
pops ana considered them small
potato imitators. They enlivened
the proceedings of the rather mon
otonous quality pertaining to that
sort of meeting and were both up
roariously cheered by the good
natured audience. Journal.
Printers Expel Ex-President Kennedy.
Washington, Sept. 16. Printers of
Columbia Typographical union No. 101
voted on the charges recently filed
against ex-President John L. Kennedy
for conduct unbecoming a printer in
writing an article for the Dayton, O.,
Journal, censuring Pablic Printer Ben
edict and the adoption of civil service
in the government printing office. It i
was decided by a vote of 184 to 06 to ex
pel him from the union.
Protest Against a Whisky Concession.
Washington, Sept. 16. Jesse Law-
son, chief commissioner of the colored
exhibit of this district at the Atlanta
exposition, has made a statement in re
gard to the letter published by J. E.
T , t ... -
uounson, secretary oi tne commission
of which Mr. Lawson is a member, pro
testing against the granting of a conces
sion for the sale of cheap whisky hi the
negro building at' the exposition.
Dividends For Creditors.
Washington, Sept. 16. The comp
troller of the currensy has declared div
idends in favor of the creditors of insol
vent national banks, as follows: The
Commercial National bank of Denver,
Colo., 20 per cent.r Albnaueroue Na-
cuting attorneys having now a case thatrj
they did not dare hopo for when Dis
trict Attorney Barnes made his opening
There is many a former republican
who has for the past five years voted
with the populists, and who had
great hopes that much might be
done by them in the administration tional bank of Albuquerque, M., 10
of public affairs, and who are now I Per cent.
Delivery of JUcdala Delayed:
Washington, Sept. 16. Owing to-delays
the World's fair Columbian di
plomas will not be ready for delivery
until next Jb ebruary. The medals, of
which they are to be 24,000, will be fin
ished some time in November next.
tired and disgusted and will quietly
vote some other ticket this fall pro
viding they are rightl' treated. The
same is also true of a great many
former democrats who have been
voting for the pops, -b.it who do net
care to return to a defunct democ
racy. Republicans must not think
they can be driven into the republi
can ranks by a dirty, mud-slinging
campaign in which the present ofE-
ers are slandered and maligned; let
us invite them cordially, for they
desire to see a change of adminstra-
tion and are ready to come, but are
not ready to buuk in a mess of dirt.
-Keith County Republican.
Prison Congress Opened.
Denver, Sept. 16. The Denver prison
congress opened with the annual ad
dress of Captain Joseph Nicholson of
Detroit, president of the National Prison
association. His address was a model
of brevity, merely urging upon the dele
gates pertinence and terseness in their
discussiou. There are 50 delegates pres
ent, 11 of whom are women. Colonel
R. S. Allen, warden of the Joliet, Ills.,
penitentiary, read a paper on "Convict
Labor." The contract system, he said,
was inhuman, and must eventually be
abolished. Colonel Allen said the stato
account system in vogue at Joliet was a
complete success. In the discussion that
followed Wardeu Chambers ot Michi
gan declared the state account svstem
was not a success in that state.
An Easterner Lost In Colorado.
Denver, Sept. 16. Glen Ford Mc
Kinuey of Now York, son of John L,
McKinney, a Titusville (Pa.) bank presi
dent, has been lost in the mountains in
northwestern Colorado for 10 days. He
became separated from tho hunting party
of which he was a member and in spite
of diligent search, no trace of him has
been foand. His father has offered a
reward of $500 for any news of his
dead or alive. Young McKinaey is
about 2o years of age aad of good whys
lque, but was wholly unac'jstoed to
"roughing it," and, besides, was some
what indisposed at tho time of his disappearance.
The sugar crop is so large in Ne
braska this vear that the Oxnards
are offering the farmers a bonus of
25 cents a ton for holding the beets
until November in order that the
factories may be able to use them.
This is significant of the chansre
that has come over the dreams of
the farmer of this state in the last I
tour vears'. In 1894 the fanners of
Hall and adiacent counties were so
indifferent about beets that the fac-
torv at Grand Island was not run
The Donulists are the mosf at all on account of a lack of beets.
i " I
cessful party in the world for mak- Now the farmers are thoroughly
ing mistakes at the fatal moment, tired of placing their entire depend-
In 1891 they nominated Joe Edjrer- ece upon corn and will keep the
"We aim to liaiidle ih.e Best Grrades of
Groods, sell tlrem at Reasonable
Fig-ares, and "Warrant Everything
X. 1 i . r
ton, u. uue-iiurse attorney, ior su
preme judge. . A campaign of
slander was conducted and Post
beatEdgerton by 5.000. Had the
party nominated Ewing, or some
other good man, Post would have
been beaten easilv. Not orofitino-
" i o
J. Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
;u racmc railway respecnuwy soncuea.
factories running at full capacity a
month or two longer than usual.
The beet campaign has been suc
cessful and will not have to be
fought asrain in this state. The
people are convinced that prosper
ity will come with crop diversifica-
by the experience of the past they tion, and that sugar beets offer the
Hoke Smith Returns to Washington.
Washington, Sept. 16. Secretary
Hoke Smith has returned to Washing
ton after several weeks spent at his
homo in Georgia.
Eloped With a Kiclcapoo.
Chicago, Sept. 16. Mrs. Jennie
Sparr of Pittsbnrg, Kan., with the aid
of the police, found her daughter, Mrs.
Gertie Mason, who had eloped with a
fult blooded Kickapoo Indian known as
Dr. lien Loveland. Loveland is well
known throughout the west, where,
with a troop of actors, he advertises a
patent medicine.and while in Pittsburg.
Kan, captivated Mrs. Mason, a pretty
divorcee 21 years old. The Indian's
wife and the girl's mother, after a long
search, found Mrs. Mason hero, where
she had been deserted by Loveland.
Coke Workers After an Increase.
Scottdale, Pa., Sept. 10. Tho dele
gate convention of the coke workers'
meeting bere, to formulate plans for
demanding a raise in wages of 10 per
cent, seems tuny represented. The Oli
ver works, of the Oliver Coke and Fur
nace company, is out, and the three
Leisenriugs, of the Frick Coke com
pany, are badly demoralized.
Latter Day Saints Convention.
Council Bluffs, Sept. 16. Thous
ands of people attended the Latter Dar
oaincs couveuiion Sunday. President
Joseph bmith has not arrived, sickness
having detained him. He expects to be
here surely by Tuesday. Among the
iresmy arrived promments are J. C.
Crabb of Little Sioux, Joseph Seddon
of Persia, David Chambers of Persia
and R. Etzenhonser of Kansas Citv.
Calnmct Resumes Business.
UHICAGO, Sept. 10. The Calumet
blast furnace at South Chicago, which
stopped business three years ago, has re
sumed operations aud the prospects are
that no fDrther interruptions will oc
cur. President Ridgely of the company
says that the constantly increasing de
mand for iron in tho United States is
the cause for resuming work. Branch
offices of the Calumet company are to
be established in Cleveland, St. Louis,
Pittsburg and Philadelphia, while tho
general westorn agents will be at Cin
cinnati. About 2,000 men will bo
ployed at tho Chicago plant.
Nebraska Man For Fish Commissioner.
New York, Sept. 16. A special to
Tho Herald from Washington says: It
is reported that President Cleveland has
practically determined to appoint W.
L. May of Omaha commissioner of fish
and fisheries, to succeed the late Mar
shall McDonald. Mr. May has been
fish commissioner for Nebraska for the
last 15 years. His appointment, if
made, will be due to Secretary Morton's
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KEITH'S BLOCK," OPPOSITE x'B$ UNION PACIFIC PBOT
have nominated Judge Maxwell
with the sole idea that he will be a
vote getter. They have cast aside
a dozen able populists, and it takes
no wise man to foretell the result.
Their action will drive many hun
dreds of good men back into the old
parties. Central City Nonpareil.
The pops in Maryland, in their
state platform, have declared their
opposition to the free coinage of
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. They
come out for full fiat money. Will
the pops of Lincoln county have the
courage and honesty to similarly
come out and acknowledge that
they also worship at the bloated
feet of the dropsical rag baby? For
many months past they have been
masquerading as the only friend of
silver, when their ulterior motive
was the goal of full irredemable fiat
money. Poor old Jim Weaver was
candid enough to admit that this
was to be their final stopping place,
and the way the more tricky mem
bers tramped the life out of the old
man was a sublime spectacle of par
ricide. The republican or democrat
who is deceived by the clamorings
of these perniciously pestilential
political pessimists is not wise. I
best variation that can be found for
the old crop program. Journal.
North Platte, Sept. 13th.
Editor Tribune: I wish to state
through the columns of your paper
that'P. M. Brooks, chairman of the
-republican committee of Nichols
precinct, was in no way to blame
for the date on sQme of the posters
posted in said precinct, bearing the
date of Sept. 14th, 1S1J5; nor for the
same being signed F. M. Brooks
as this signing was done inad-
verntly by my daughter. Mr.
Brooks and myself, with other re
publicans of Nichols precinct, agreed
that said caucus should ba held
Thursday, Sept. 12th, 1895, for the
reason that some of the people
wished to come to town on Satur
day, Sept 14th, aud it would be
more convenient for them to meet
on Thursday, the 12th. I trust
that no hard feelings will be en
gendered by any of our actions in
this matter, as we all wish to do
the best we can for the party of our
choice. Respectfullv. "
W. C. Elder.
Ch a Rep. Co. Cent. Com.
Republicans Make dominations.
Muscatine, la., Sept. 16. The Re
publicans of this county met here and
nominated the following: H. B. Wat
ters, representative; S. L. Johnson,
treasurer: H. E. Wiley, sheriff. J. A.
Tuwnsley, county superintendent; S. M.
Hoskms, supervisor; A. G-. Townley,
Hailstorm at Alarshalltoirn.
Mabshalltown, Sent. 16. The heavi
est hailstorm ever known in this section
occurred in the south part of the coun
ty last evening. Hail as large as hens'
eggs fell for 20 minutes to a depth of a
foot in a strip a mile wide. Corn in its
path was cut to the ground. Many
chickens were killed and all windows
in farm houses to the windward side
were broken. The nail washed into
hollows to a depth of five or six feet.
Ontlarr Kenteira Shot.
San Diego, Cal., Sept. 16. News has
just been received that the posse which
had been in pursuit of Issidor Renteira,
who shot Ramon Areaza near San Luis
Rey a few days ago, overtook the fugi
tive near LeGrande, 50 miles northeast
of this city, and a bloody encounter en
sued in which Renteira shot and killed
a mexican constable and wa3 himself
Thnrstoa Starts For Ilome.
Omaha, Sept. 16. John M Thurston
started for home in his private car from
Haley, Ida. He will arrive hero today.
He has almost recovered from the ee
vW attack of Thursday.
Methodist Conference Ended.
Valentine, Neb., Sept. 16. Tho
Methodist Episcopal conference for tho
northwest Nebraska district, which has
been in session here the past week, has
closed. Delegates to the general confer
ence, which meets at Cleveland next
summer, are: Ministerial, presiding
emer aeiegate, A. t. Julian; reserve, O.
S. Moore; lay, George E. Gorton; dele
gate reserve, T. M. Huntington.
Final Chnptcr In the Mine Horror.
vaiajjiet, Alien., Sept. 16. This
morning the bodies of Mais trom and
Walter Uahlwero discovered in the 18th
lead of the Osceola mino No. 4 aud
brought to tho surface. This ends the
final chapter in the Osceola mine hor
ror, as the two bodies found today make
up the full quota of those who lost their
lives in the mine.
Lato Senator McDonald' Fartncr Dead.
Indianapolis, Sept. 16. Word has
been received from New York that fchn
Hon. John M. Butler of this city died
in that city. Butler was one of the best
known lawyers in Indiana. He was for
many years the partner of the lato Unit
ed States Senator Joseph E. McDonald.
Mr. Butler was '61 years old. He was
FItc Bicyclo Riders Snspended.
Denver, Sept. 16. Five riders have
been suspended by C. H. Hilton, Jr.,
representing the national raciug board
of the League of American Wheelmen, i
for riding in an unsanctioned race on
Sunday. They are: F. M. Smith, A. A. ,
Packer, C. O. Thomas, D. S. Scott and '
G. M. Spencer.
Hoy Shoots a Companion.
Dbwitt, Neb.. Sept. 16. Ollio Mc
Grew, while fooling with a 44-caliber
revolver, accidentally shot Fred Dunn
in thesleft side of the forehead. Dunn
is insensible, and the wound may prove
Another Million For Export.
NewYoeh. Sept; 16. Crossmau Bros,
have engaged f 1,000,000 at the subtreas
fery for export.
Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 16. The
fourth national irrigation congress1
opened here today with a large attend
ance, Hansas. Nebraska. Texas. Okla
homa, Colorado, Utah, California and
Arizona being represented. Delegates
tre present from many parts of Canada.
William E. Smythe, chairman of the
national commission, then addressed
he convention as follows:
"1 congratuleto you, gentlemen, upon.
the record of tho most momentous vear
in the history or irrigation as a moral and
intellectual movement. Since wo last
assembled, the irrigation movement of
Kansas, Nebraska and Texas has tri
umphed in effective legislation. By
legal enactments the men of the plains "
have recognized that irrigation west of
the 100th meridian is fundamental to
agricultural prosperity. No man can
overestimate the significance of that .
lecognition. It means a new Kansas,- a
new Nebraska, a new.Texas. It means
sure crops aud industrial independence,
small farms and social opportunities; -Of
the remaining states of the plains,
South Dakota has preceded her sisters
in the provision of irrigation laws, while
North Dakota aud Oklahoma have each
a well organized public sentiment look- -ing
to similar results.
New Era In Western Progress.
"The passage by congress in August;
1S94, of the law granting 1,000,000 acres,
of arid public lands to each of tho de
sert states called for the enactment of
supplementary legislation, and furnished
the occasion for a vigorous campaign
before the legislatures of eight states.
Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, .
Washington and Nevada accepted the
grant of 1,000,000 acres each, aud all ex
cept Nevada provided appropriations
and administrative machinery to render
the grant immediately operative. In
Oregon a vigorous effort was made to
tho same end but was defeated narrow
ly in the closing hours of the legislative
session. Tfee laws enacted in accepting:.
the Carey graat marks a new era in cart
"Without exception tkernsoifmisatliu'"
dmties and rights of states to supervise?
and control the reclamation of public
lands aud tbe use of pablic waters.
Witkout exception they fix tho maxi
mum prices at which such lands and at
taching water rights shall be sold, and
without exception they provide for the
ultimate ownership by the people of ir
rigation works built in connection with
these lands. The enunciation of these
vital principles in the laws of five dif
ferent states is another event which
renders the past year remarkable in the
history of irrigation movement.
Differences of Opinion.
"But in spite of all that has been ac-
complished, difficulties havo arisen in
the practical application of tho Carer
law. Grave differences of opinion as to
its meaning have developed between-
state officials aud the officers of the in
terior department at Washington:.
While it was evidently the desire of con
gress to have these lauds reclaimed and.
Bettled under state auspices, the law has
apparently failed to confer the necessary
power upon the states.
"One of the most encouraging devel
opments of the past year was the action
of Secretary Smith, of tho interior, and
Secretary Morton, of the agricultural
departments, in countenancing tho
brmation on the part of a number of
specialists in their respective bureaus of,
the body known as the "board of irriga
tion, executive departments." The
most gratifying feature of the matter
the evidence it affords of the growing
recognition in official circles of ifriga-
tion as a national questiou.
Decision of Judge Ross.
"The most conspicuous irrigation stak
ute in the United States is the district
law of California. In connection with
this law there has recently occurred an
event of far reaching importance, both
to the economics and practices of irriga
tion. I refer to the decision of Judge
Ross in the United States district court
of L03 Angeles, to the effect that
the Wright law is unconstitutional, and
that tho millions upon millions of se
curities which have been issued in com
pliance with its provisions are invalid.
If this decision be accopted in its full
force and meaning, it is a calamity of
the largest proportions. It would de
stroy in a broath the usefulness of groat -systems
of canals, which havo been
wholly or pratially constructed; would
plunge into chao tho industrial ma
chinery of largo and thickly poopled
districts, aud wtmlrt clvo to irrigation
in general a bml ruuulo in nnnuelal cir
cles scarcely to w tmuhud in n gouura-tion.
"It ronmlwi to K wn whethor the
United Stntotf WW!t egurfc will con
firm tho astoumUnj; tfwWtvuof Judge
Ross. Tho boat lnnl onHilou apparent
ly believes that it will. I bohov I ux-
press the sentiment not only of this con
gress, but of tho men of arid America,
throughout its length and breadth when
I say that the holders of tho aforesaid
securities need not fonr tho loew of their
investment whatovor the final legal
statues of the caso."
Jockey Clubs llury tho llntclict.
San Francisco, Sept. 10. Tho Cali
fornia aud tho Pncific Coast Jockey
clubs have agreed to bury the hatchet.
To avoid a l'acetrack war, such as has
ruined racin. in Chicago and other oast
ern cities, th- directors of the two rival
racing organizations agreed to avert the
threatened clash by an interchangeof
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