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Fcrmanent Timber Growing Reservs io
Western Nebiaska Planned.
HEARTY SUPPORT Of THE WCRX
Oor. (f( laaimnlM tho Ufa Sentence
f Aofrust Kutlnrr Horn Kigurrs oa
Kabul Ming tl Axel-jut. Otuer Mat
ters la Nebraska,
LINCOLN. Oct. 16. William I.. Hall
of Washington, superintendent cf tree
planting for the United States bureau
of forestry of the department cf agri
culture, was in the city conferring with
Governor Savage and Dean Bessey d
the University of Nebraska relative to
plaii3 for creating a permanent tree
planting reserve- in western Nebraska.
Governor Savage and iKan Betssey as
sured him they would heaitily support
tho venture and would use their in
fluence toward bringing about the de
.. "The bureau of forestry has had a
fine party in western Nebraska during
the summer months investigating the
conditions and possibilities of the soil,"
said Mr. Hall. "The party wa3 organ
ized at Kearney and from there went
-westward along the Platte river to the
western boundary line of the state,
thence in a northeasterly direction and
-back again to Kearney, completing
the circle, which included all Impor
tant polnt3 of interest. The object was
to determine the possibility of timber
growth and the adaptability of tlvs
sand hill soil t timber. Our inve3ti
gatlons proved very satisfactory and
we are fully convinced that certain
kinds of trees can be grown in any
part of the state.
All Toarhrra Kxpeeted.
LINCOLN. Oct. 16. The fact that
no program has been arranged for the
superintendents and principals at the
forthcoming convention of the Nebras
ka State Teachers' association, is said
not to indicate that those educators
are not expected to attend the con
vention. "The superintendents and
principals are expected to attend ii
convention just the same as before,"
said Superintendent Fowler. "They
form an auxiliary organization to the
teachers' association and it is im
portant that they attend and partici
pate in the deliberations of the general
Kastner'a Sentence Commoted.
LINCOLN, Oct. 16. Governor Sav
age commuted to three years, six
months and six days the life sentence
of August Kastner, who was convicted
in Douglas county in 1S9S for killing
Police Officer Dan Tiedeman. The pe
tition for executive clemency was sign
ed by Chief of Police Donahue ol
Omaha, the trial judge before whom
Kastner was convicted, the prosecuting
attorney who had charge of the case
and by former Chief Detective Hem
ming. Oitft to Get a Husband.
OMAHA, Oct. 16. Miss Annie M.
ffarney. a stenographer, has left for
San Francisco on her way to Manila.
She sails on October 16 on the trans
port Thomas and goes to the Philip
pines to become the bride of Dr. John
M. Thornton, contract surgeon to the
United States army. Miss Anna M.
Harney was born in Otoe county, her
father a farmer residing near Julian.
She graduated from the state normal
school at Peru at 16 years of age witb
Hew Towns l.'aated.
DE3 MOINES, Oct. 16. The build
ing of the Des Moines, Iowa FalU &
Northern railroad is being done from
the northern end, commencing at Iowa
Falls, although the right-of-way was
secured through to Des Moines, and
grading work has been done all alorg
the line It is expected that the iron
will all be laid before freezing weath
er. Thus far two new towns have
been located, both in the western part
of Hardin county.
Nebraska School of Agriculture.
LINCOLN, Oct. 16 The Nebraska
school of agriculture of the state uni
versity is especially planed to suit the
needs of the farm boy. It opens for a
six months course on November 11,
1901, at a time when the boy can be
spared fro the farm. This course
give3 boys and girls some knowledge
of English and mathematics and at
the same time gives them instruction
In the practical subjects which are es
sential to successful life on the farm.
Knaaway Toathi Caofhi.
KEARNEY, Nb.. Oct. 16. George
and Elmer Stevens, sons of J. W. Stev
ens of Miller, who ran away once be
fore the early part of this year, de
camped again, this time taking with
them a horse and three guns. Con
stable Williby of Miller was put upon
the case and succeeded in catching
tbm at Ansley, Custer county, from
which place Mr. Stevens was notified
and arrangements were made for their
Social Labor Protest.
LINCOLN, Oct. 16. Secretary of
v State Marsh listened to arguments on
the protest of Dr. H. S..Alev and M.
Herman of this city against placing
thS? names of the socialist labor party
r.onilnees upon the official ballot. Prof.
J. Ac Boyce, chairnian cf the new
party's central committee, appeared
for thej defense. Tho protest urges
' that the hew party has adopted a por
tion of sn1 old party name, which 13
contrary t the election law.
NEBRASKA WOMAN'S CUBS.
Stat Federation Ilaa a Prog; ram of Da
WAYNE. Neb.. Oct. 14. The pro
gram presented at the meeting of th
State Federation of Woman's clubs
was of unusual interest. The address
of State Superintendent W. K. Fowlei
on "Women at the School Meeting and
In the School Room" has aroused more
Interest than any talk yet given at th
Reports were received Trom forty
one clubs. Mrs. II. II. Heller of Omaha
made a plea for the assistance of the
federation In the establishment of
kindergartens for the colored children
of the south. The delegation promiaed
to interest their clubs in the project
and If possible to provide for the
training of a young colored woman
for the work. The daughter of Rev.
William Vanderzee of Lincoln will
probably be chosen if the money can
Mrs. F. M. Hall gave an excellent
art program. She was assisted by
Mrs. Dushnell of Lincoln and Mrs.
Heller of Omaha. Several women also
spoke of ceramics.
An amendment was carried which
constitutes the presidents of all the
clubs as a nominating committee.
After prolonged discussion the
amendment to Increase the annual
dues was carried, but will not take
effect until next year.
The reception at the home of Mrs.
J. T. Dressier, president of the Wayne
City federation, was unusually bril
liant. The rooms were exquisitely
decorated with roses and ferns. Mrs.
Ella Pcattle of Chicago and Miss Ev
ans assisted Mrs. Dressier, the state
officers and the president of the Wayne
clubs in receiving.
State Deputy Veterinarians.
LINCOLN, Oct. 14. In accordance
with an act passed by the last legisla
ture. Governor Savage appointed fif
teen deputy veterinary surgeons, who
are to be subject to call at all times
for service under direction of Chief
Surgeon Thomas. Each deputy will be
paid $5 and actual expenses for each
day's service. The deputies appointed
by the governor are: J. S. Anderson,
Seward; M. T. Dernard, Schuyler; A.
Dostrom, Minden; M. V. Dyers, Os
ceola; Fred Evans, Grand Island; M.
D. Hammond, Wayne; H. Johnson,
Weeping Water; C. F. Leslie, Wahoo;
C. A. McKim, Norfolk; G. Robertson,
Deatrice; V. Schaefer, Tekaham; J.
D. Sprague, David City; M. H. Tay
lor, York; G. R. Young, Omaha; D. R.
Disposal of I nan ranee Fees.
LINCOLN. Oct. 14. Auditor Charles
Weston and the Providence Washing
ton Insurance company of Rhode
Island have joined is3ue3 in a peti
tion In district court, in which they
ask for guidance in settling the prob
lem of the disposition of the $9,000
license fees of insurance companies,
turned into the office by former Audi
tor Eugene Moore. This money was
all that Moore returned of the $32,
116.70 he collected from the insurance
companies during 1895 and 1S96.
Auditor Weston would prefer to pro
rate this amount among the various
companies, but th-3 Providence com
pany strenuously objects to the plan.
State Dairymen to Meet.
LINCOLN, Oct. 14. The State Dairy
men's association will meet in Lin
coln, January 22 to 24. Sessions will
be held in one of the lecture rooms of
the State university and exhibits will
be in the Soldiers' Memorial hall.
Am)ng the officers of the association
who held a preliminary meeting In
this city ?ere: President Rustin, Mr.
Clark of Ravenna, Mr. Rector of Crete,
Mr. Haskell of Lincoln, J. K. Honey
well of Lincoln, and Food Commis
sioner S. C. Dassett.
Official Mewl of Awards.
LINCOLN, Oct. 14. The following
telegram was received by Governor
Savage from E. L. Vance, Nebraska
commissioner at the Pan-American ex
"Exposition officials have awarded
Nebraska gold medal for collective ex
hibit of agriculture and silver medal
for collective exhibit of cereals."
Coal at Cooper.
COOPER, Oct. 12. Coal has been
in very paying quantities one-half
mile east of this place. Two veins, one
seven feet fromx the surface, is two
and one-half feet thick; the second is
170 feet deep and five feet thick, each
having a good rocf over it and no
water to contend with.
Uecomrfl Insane From Fear.
HARRISON, Neb.. Oct. 14. An In
sane man who gives his name as Joe
Kramer was brought up to this place
by F. P. Leithoff, who lives ten miles
east of here. Kramer prays almost
Incessantly for deliverance "from
imaginary detectives. Years ago his
father's house was burned in Germany
and Kramer and his brother were ac
cused of setting the fire, but both pro
tested their innocence. Kramer thinks
the authorities are after him.
Ord Company Assigns.
ORD, Neb., Oct. 14. The Frank
Mallory company of this city made an
assignment of their general merchan
dise stock in favor of creditors. The
value of the stock is about ten thou
sand dollars and the liabilities six
thousand. The largest creditor is th
First National bank cf this city, hav
ing a claim for ten thousand dollars.
A chattel mortgage has been given tc
secure the claim of the First Na
TO STAMP OUT DISEASE
Bigid Bales Adopted to Prevent the
Spread of Smallpox.
ALL CASES MIST BE REPORT! 0
Failure to Make Such It (port Slay Rrsalt
In He vocation of Certlfleate Tlio K
cent Hank Kobbery at Narka, Kausas
Miscellaneous Nebraska Matters.
LINCOLN. Oct. 15. In view of the
possibility of a smallpox epidemic Sec
retaries Bailey, Johnson, Brash and
Somer3 of the state board of health
met In special session with Covernor
Savage this afternoon and prepared
the following statement, urging the ex
ercise of every precaution, both by
ihysicians and citizens:
"During the last two years there
ha3 been a steadily increasing epi
demic of smallpox throughout the
United States. Many cases have been
mild, but it has been amply demon
strated that from these mild cases
have often developed malignant cases.
Present indications threaten, for the
coming winter in Nebraska, a more
widespread and serious epidemic than
has been known in the state for many
rar3. It can readily be controlled by
roper quarantine and Isolation. That
it may be possible to locate every case
promptly the state board of health has
this day, in special session, resolved
that it demands of every practitioner
of medicine in the state of Nebraska
that he or she shall report by letter
every case of smallpox coming under
his notice within twenty-four hours of
his knowledge of said case, such re
port to be addressed to George H.
Brash, M. D., Beatrice, secretary of the
Board. It is further resolved by the
board that failure to make such re
port shall be sufficient cause under
chapter Iv, article i, section 14, of the
Compiled Statutes of Nebraska for
1901, for the revocation of the certifi
cate to practice medicine in Nebraska
of the party failing to make such re
port. "The board further insists that
county boards of the several counties
be organized, as provided for in chap
ter Iv, article vii, section 5, of the
Compiled Statutes of Nebraska.
Fall to Catch the Robbers.
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 15. The Ful
ton bloodhounds returned from Narka,
Kan., where they were called by tele
graph, and were taken by special train
to trace the bank robbers who robbed
the bank there of a large sum of
money. The hounds succeeded in
tracking the robbers to Hubbell, Neb.,
eighteen miles from Narka on tho
Durlington railroad, where they are
thought to have boarded the fast mail
for Denver and made good their es
cape. The bank officials, it is said,
have offered a reward of $5,000 for
their arrest and conviction, which
seems pretty good evidence that the
robbers made a rich haul.
Beatrice Warehouse Horned.
DEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 15. The
large warehouse of Frank Saltson on
the west side burned to the ground.
The building being beyond the water
limits, the fire alarm was not sound
ed. The fire was started by some small
boys who were smoking cigarettes
carelessly while at play at the ice
house. The loss is $1,500 and insur
Irrigates Sixteen Thousand Acres.
GERING, Neb., Oct. 15. Water from
the new Gering canal is running
through the streets of this place. Thj
canal has been completed for several
months, but there have been several
delays in bringing t!;e water to thi3
point and the is miwh rejoicing owr
the consummation of the enterprise.
The ditch will open up about 16,000
acres to agricultural use.
Convert to Irrigation.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Oct. 15. Seven
hundred and eighty-seven dollars real
ized from one season's products of four
acres of irrigated soil is the record
made by O. E. Cox two miles east of
town. From one and a half acres of
strawberries he realized $414 and
from two and a half acres of water
Child Fatally Scalded.
COLUMBUS, Neb., Oct. 15. A 2-year-old
daughter of Michael Mooney
In Joliet township climbed upon a
table and overturned a pot of boiling
water, scalding her body so terribly
that the physicians say she will not
Wind end Hail at Trenton.
TRENTON, Neb. Oct. 15 This sec
tion was visited by a furious wind
storm. It was accompanied by a light
rain and some hail, coing some dam
age. With Headquarters at Topeka.
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 15. The po
sition of state manager for Kansas of
the Royal Highlanders has been offer
ed to ex-Mayor H. W. L. Jackson of
this city and Mr. Jackson has decided
Show Increased Deposits.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Oct. 15. The
reports made to the comptroller, of
the currency by the three national
banks of David City show that at the
close of business for September the
deposits aggregate the sum of $831,
4S2.42. These same banks at the close
of business September 5, 1900, had
deposits aggregating $708,565.40, an
increase in one year of $122,917.41.
The banks all say the supply of money
is far greater than the demand.
;c:::i'3 CwIwSassa coal
rtWM CaaaJara ymnty Farm re CUlaa
ftawaev "' ovary.
LINCOLN, N?b.. Oct. 12. Three
Saunders count;" irmers, John Joseph,
John FafroBek id Kea Gibson, have
applied to Got. inor Savage for the
standing reward offered for the dis
covery of coal .'In paying quantities
within the sUV- They present a
lengthy aOdavl 'n which they assert
that on October ney found a vein of
coal over four -i -it lb thickness at a
depth of 235 feet -and' that on Ihe fol
lowing day they found the second vein,
measuring six feet in thickness and at
a depth of 245 feet. Both veins are lo
cated in the northwest quarter of the
northeast quarter of section 9, in
township 13, north range 7, in Saund
ers county. The farmers insist that
they are the first to discover coal in
Nebraska and therefore are entitled to
the full rewarcf offered by the state.
They Insist that the coal is of good
quality and the veins of sudcient
thickness and near enough ths sur
face to be profitably worked.
The law providing for the award
says that when it shall be made ap
parent to the governor that a vein of
coal not less than twenty-six inches
In depth and of sufficient capacity to
pay to mine and within paying dis
tance of the surface has been discov
ered it shall be the duty of the gover
nor to aDDoint a suitable person to ex
amine the same,-.":cse duty it shall be
to report the probable extent and ca
pacity of the vein. If the report is
satisfactory to the governor he shall
direct the auditor to draw an order
on the treasurer for $4,000, to be paid
to the owner of. the mine of coal. A
reward of $2,000 Is offered for the dis
covery of iivpry-
DELIQUlT on their dies
Department Commander Urges that O.A.
K. Posts Pay Up.
LINCOLN. Neb., Oct. 12. General
orders No. 7 were issued by R. S.
Wilcox, department commander of Ne
braska, Grand Army of the Republic.
A short review of the national en
campment was given, together with a
few words regarding the showing
which was made by Nebraska. Con
cerning the dues of different veterans,
the following statement was made:
"At the date of forwarding ttJune
consolidated report of the A. 'A. G.
to national headquarters, this depart
ment paid for per capita tax 6n 1,500
comrades who belonged to posts that
had failed to make their report or pay
dues to these headquarters. This was
done to keep up our standing at the
next national encampment, as our rep
resentation is based upon our June re
port, and believing those posts that
were delinquent would certainly send
In their report soon, but at this date,
notwithstanding special notices have
been sent out, the following posts are
"Nos. 17, 26- ST-33. sit? 58, 65, 121,
122, 124, 125, 127, 146, 158, 182 209, 215,
220, 223, 233, 239, 244, 247, 258, 259, 261,
266. 272, 283, 287, 292, 311, 315, 321, 327,
328, 336, 344. 346 and 349.
"The commander trusts that the sim
ple mention of these posts will be the
means of spurring up the officers and
that the department may receive re
poits from them before many days.
We need you, comrades, and you need
us. We do not desire to drop you, but
unless the reports are in before Jan
uary 1, under our rules and regula
tions, such action will have to be
Great Aspen Tunnel Done.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 12.
The great Aspen tunnel on the Leroy
Bear River cutoff on the Union Pa
cific road has been completed and
trains are running over the new
route. The cutoff and tunel shorten
the line nearly ten miles and reduce
the grade over that portion of the
road from seventy to forty-three feet
to the mile. The tunnel has been two
years in course of construction, and
has cost a large sum.
Arthur Tan Koran Is Sentenced.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 12.
Arthur J. Van Kuran, formerly of
Omaha, was sentenced by Judge Stew
art to serve two and a half years in
the state prison on a conviction last
week of embezzling $8,000 from the
Oregon Short Line Railroad company
while serving as its local treasurer.
Land Prices Increasing: in Polk.
OSCEOLA, Neb., Oct. 12. County
Treasurer Keene Ludden bought a
quarter section of land for $4,600 a
short time ago. He has just sold the
tract for $6,000.
No Fear of Lynching:.
NELSON, Neb., Oct. 12. Deputy
Sheriff Frank Felt of Superior left for
Denver armed with a requisition for
the return of Thomas Arrowsmith,
who is wanted here for assault alleged
to have been committed about a year
ago upon the 16-year-old daughter of
Cass Wells of Mount Clare.
The report to the effect that a mob
is awaiting Arrowsmith's return is
absolutely false and without any
Pacific Wants Mora Xjaad.
SILVER CREEK, Neb., Oct. 12. A
special agent of the Union Pacific
stopped here and visited all of the
lando-wners- next to the company's
right-of-way and asked them to sign
leases for land -that extends beyond
1 the company's fences. It amounts to
thirty-six acres to the mile. This land
has been used by adjoining land-owners
for years. A good many of them
are reusing to sign leases for it anq
intend to oppose the company's efforts
Ootstantinople Eeports that Washington
Asks Turks to Desist.
TEARS E0R LIFE Of MISS STONE
Sacs Mora Panftr In Close Pursnlt Ttia
la Waiting- Uu7 The Ransom to
Dm Paid Uvet t Once ArrangementH
for the Transfer.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 12. In
compliance with a request from Wash
igton, the search by Ottoman troopa
for the abductors of Miss Stone, the
American missionary, has been aban
doned, it being feared that the brig
ands would kill her, should they be
closely pursued. Arrangements are
now being made to pay the ransom
BOSTON, Oct. 12. The misunder
standing existing in various parts of
the country, indicated especially in
private advices received here as to
the progress of the fund to ransoms
Miss Stone, the missionary, is con
sidered to be sufficient reason for the
issuance of another appeal for funds
by the clergymen who signed the
firsz (ie. The idea is to impress
upon the people of America the dan
ger which still threatens Miss Stone.
The second appeal follows:
"BOSTON, Oct. 11. To the People
of America: The promptings of our
hearts compel us to issue a second ur
gent appeal to the people of America
to come to the rescue of Miss Ellen
M. Stone, the American missionary
now held captive by brigands in the
Balkan mountains for a ransom of
$110,000. Nearly one-half that sum Is
yet to be raised. Private advices were
yesterday to the effect that it was
absolutely necessary to raise toe full
amount at once. The story of a thirty
days' respite is absolutely discredited
in the best informed localities.
"The public should not be deceived
by the idea that the American board,
as such, will pay any of the ransom.
It has officially declared that it could
not, although its members have unan
imously expresssed sympathy with tho
movement. Will not pastors, tender
hearted women, patriotic men and
representatives of commercial and fi
nancial activity everywhere, will not
every one aid by giving and soliciting
until the entire fund is in hand A
life is at stake, the life of a Chris
tian, a missionary, a patriot and a no
"All contributions should be sent di
rect to Kidder, Peabody & Co., Hi
Devonshire street, Boston, or Baring,
Magoun & Co., 15 Wall street, New
York. All money contributed will be
returned to the donors In case its use
is not necesssary or in the event of
its being hereafter returned by or
through the United States govern
ment. "JOHN L. WITHROW,
Park Street Congregational Church.
"GEORGE C. LO RIMER,
"Tremont Temple Baptist Church.
"Bromfield Street Methodist Church."
LONDON, Oct. 12. After detailing
the J -story of the abduction of Miss
Stone the Spectator remarks:
"President Roosevelt and the Wash
ington cabinet maintain justly that
the sultan is responsible, as it is his
misgovernment which provokes and
protects brigandage, and they intend
to demand reparation from the porte."
It will not be limited, we imagine, to
25,000. The porte will be required
to punish the authors of the outrage,
and as Turkey is sure to shuffle and
America is tired of being played with,
a naval demonstration is quite on the
cards. The sultan will of course yield
to the first shew of force."
Commandant Lottcr to Die.
MIDDLEBURG, Cape Colony, Oct.
12. Sentence of death has been pass
ed on Commandant Lotter, the Cape
rebel whose command, composed al
most wholly of rebels, was captured
by Major Scobel, south of Petersburg
early last month. Lord Kitchener has
confirmed the sentence.
Five of Letter's comrades have been
sentenced to the penitentiary for life:
one a youth, has been sentenced to
twenty strokes with the rod, follow
ed by imprisonment until the close
of the war.
Mason Agreeabln on Cannl.
""WASHINGTON,- Oct. 12. Senator
Mason of Illinois, who reeurns to his
home today, called to assure Presi
dent Roosevelt that the report that
he intended to fight the new canal
treaty was entirely erroneous.
Rates for Snow's Funeral.
SALT IAKE CITY, Oct. 12. Ar
rangements for the funeral of Lo
renzo Snow of the Mormon church,
who. died in this city, were perfected
at a meeting of the church authori
ties' today. The funeral will take
place Sunday. Special rates on all
roads will be made and many thou
sands of visitors are expected from
points in Utah and surrounding
states. The body will lie in state a
the Bee Hive house Sunday.
Celebrates Canal Opening.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. 12 The statl
arid land grant commission, which
was created by the legislature witl
power to reclaim lands donated to tht
state by the general government un
der the Carr act, celebrated the open
ing of the great canal system in dis
trict No. 4, which comprises 33,001
acres of land in the Dearborn valley
Lewis and Clark counties. The statt
purposes to sell this land in tracts of
160 acres to actual settlers.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest floatations From South na
and Kansas City.
Cattle Tin re writ anotlior IHmtiiI i"P
lly of cuttle, but nearly cvel ll.liiK W
from the runiri; country, and the nuullty
of Hie offerltiK was rut her " llo coin
iuoiiUIi orJer, un. pin tleulrt rly was Ihat
truo of the flit tultlf. Huyim ne ine.l to
want the Utter i;raUs, hut the common
tuft they were vity slow to taku hold
of, and tho teii'l' i.cy of prices wn down
ward. There were very few corn fed
steers In th yurd. and tho more ilittlr
ulle hunehert noM without much trouble
ut Junt nlout steady price:! with fter
d:iy. The common tufr. however, whh
low milo mid lower. There was u bin
run of cow Htuff and buyer started In
from the he kIiiiiIiik to IiuumI Ihe matket.
The best ki u'K 'irr not so very much
lower, but uidde from thcxe It was u slow,
weak market. l'rleea hio now about
baek to where tin y were w eek before
lunt, the advunee of Kim I wt-ek Im-Iiik Jui'
about loM. Hull, ealves and xtUK alno
felt the t-nVets of ueelllihitf values to U
K renter or less t-xtent. Theft were l-nly
vt titockeri and ft'dern In the yards tu
meet the demand, and of common kl-i
lh re waa more than enough. The best
lTuuesi of heu ywvlKhts and alno choiee
light cattle did not sell :o much lower,
and lire probably not ov r l.'.e low r than
tho lilsh time hint week. The general
mn of cattle, however, are eaxlly l"io
lower than they wcl'u at the hitch tlm
J 1H There wa a. llyht run of Ihkh,
but as t'hlcnso was report e 1 l'J'jl'.o lower,
with the bulk HellliiK at yi.WH--. packers
were naturally rather bearish on this
market. Trading started out on a b.iil:
of JumI about u ht decline, and most of.
the early kuIih went at $. IT'j and t't.'K
i'ackirH, however, did not like to pay th
prices and were trylnK to buy them at
$i.l5 and $0.17', H'-llerx would not cut
loo.se at llio.sf prices, and as a recull th
market was not very active, l'aekeis
tliuilly paid tiie priceH anked, ho that
there wa-j not much ehauKc- In the mur
ker from st;iri to fiiilh.
Kbe-) QuotutloiiM wire thus ttveri:
Choice yearlings, 3.r'u :!,'; fair to K"od,
$X3.V(il.yr. choice wither, $X',:1. 40; fair
to good wetheiH, choice t-wes,
I'l.'iotiZ.W, fair to ood eweH, X-'il !.
choice Hprinir lamho, ti.'ZVn i.M; fair to
Kood ftpririK lamtm, $:i.7!Vcf 4.2."; feeder weth
ers, Ji.iHK-(i3.:'fi; feeder laniba. X2.if3.W.
Cattle Cornfed steers were 5fl I0o lower
and Texas tdeers 10c higher, wlill other
cattle were steady; choice export ami
dressed beef Ftecrp. 5.S.V!G.;!0; fair to
good. $1.7.V(5.75; Ktockers and feeders, ti.'j
4 4.45; western-fed steer, $l.75'tj6.00; west
ern range eterH. $3.2Ofr5.J0; Texan and
Indian, 12.703.70; Texas cows, $1.7.Vd 2.73;
native cows. $2.6S'5.4.2.'i; helferw, Z.C,a 3.40;
cannerw, tJ.50C-2.C0; bulls, $2.2.Vi 4.25;
Hobs Market .VrilOo lower; top, W.aO;
bulk. S6.IMj6.50; heavy. K 40416.50; mixed
packers, SC.O.ytJB.40; light, S3.2.Vi6.30; plgH,
Sheep and Lambs Market ofilOo high
er; lambs, S4.WKi4.75; western wethers,
$3.25fJ3.60; ewcK. S2.75j3.35; feeders, $2.Xit
3.25; stockers, S2.00fj2.75.
ROCKHILL CARRIES PROTOCOL
Arrires In Victoria ancl Takes Train for
Washington to Jl rU
VICTORIA, B. C. Oct. 17. W. W.
Ilockhill, the commissioner who rep
resented the United States in the con
ference between the allies and the
Chinese, arrived on tho Empress of
Japan on his way to Washington. He
has with him a copy of tho protocol
between China and the powers, which
was recently signed by the represent
atives of the various nations Interest
ed. He will proceed direct to Wash
ington. Affairs in China have assumed their
normal state, the commissioner said,
in answer to a question. He did not
anticipate any further outbreak, but
there was no telling what would hap
pen in China. The so-called insurrec
tions in Kan Su and Manchuria, he
said, were simply local uprisings,
which had been very much exagger
ated. Before Mr. Rockhill left Pekin the
Chinese troops had commenced to po
lice the city. The people, he said,
had been benefited by the occupation,
they having been given work rebuild
ing the legations and on other works
at wages which they had never
dreamed of. On the other hand, many
of those who were well off before the
occupation had been rendered desti
tute as a result of it. The legation
concessions had been greatly Increas
ed and the British legation is being
built in the form of a fort, with a
moat, and guns mounted.
Mr. Rockhill said he expected to
hear very shortly of the return of the
court to Pekin.
Mr. Rockhill said that while Li
Hung Chang retains his mental vigor,
he is breaking down physically. He
had a splendid appetite, but suffers
much from indigestion and high fe
vers. The Russians are having consider
able difficulty on the China-Manchuria
railway on account of the floods.
They do not allow officers of other
nations to go into the country, but
have no objections to civilians travel
ing through. Mr. Rockhill does not
look for a boom when conditions in
China are again settled, but says the
trade will be enormous.
To Attend Prison Congress.
LINCOLN, Oct. 17. Governor Sav
age has selected seventeen delegates to
the National Prison association meet
ing, which convenes at Kansas City
Cattle Loan Company Quits.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 17. The
Boston-Kansas City Cattle Loan com
pany with offices at the local yards
went into voluntary liquidation. No
statement is made.
rail From Broken Trestle.
RED OAK. Ia., Oct. 17. By the
breaking down of the trestle at Mike
Elmore's camp on the new double
track work for the Chicago. Burlington
& Quincy, east of Stanton, John Sar
met, a laborer, over 60 years of age,
was killed and three other men were
seriously injured. Sarmet was smotM
ered by a car of dirt falling on him.
The dead man's home was at 1490 West
Congress street, Chfcago, where his
family was notified.
Tho nmoke from foriat leaves Is now
heralded as a euro for conmirnpf Ion,
and experiment are tx-iutf made in
ICvanavIlln, Ind., by members of tho
board of health,
Tho postomce department Iis ds
clded to placs the late IMlilnt Mc
Kluley'a bead on the new lu of pos
tal cards which will aype.ar shortly
after December 1 next.
Tbs encnR,n,nt l announced of
Charles L. Meitenn of Syracuse, N.
Y., and Mlsa Agnes York Hauillu.
daughter of Attorney (Jeneral llow
Innd .1. Hamlin of Illinois.
Tho emigration from Urtinen and
Hamburg from January 1 to Mepti'iu
btr 30 wa 1CC.G49, which 1m on in
crease of 3.1M3 upon tho emlKratlou for
the corresponding period lust year. I
At the Chicago Athletic club a bac ,
juot was given In honor of Kir Thom
as Upton and ho wo made tbe re
cipient of a inastilvo silver loving cup,
presented by hit friends In Chicago.
A general strlkn began In HevilN,
Spain, although tho tobacco workiTS
and some others have thus far de
clined to Join. There has bf mi some
rioting, compelling tho taft;; and shopa
The safo of the hank at IMl-l, Iowa,
wan blown ojen by dynamite and tho
rubbers si-iured $3,000 In currency.
They capid by a handcar ami tik
to the woods Jt:st -ut of Nora Junc
tion. The last reijuitit of nn old Kanaas
soldier who died tho other day waa
that one of his army comrades hIhhiM
throw th l;iMt ahovol full of earth
upon his grave. The comiadu did an
he waa rej,unled.
The Russian government hna con
firmed the plan to mako a new har
bor at Cronstadt, by IjiiIMIiih an em
bankment or dyke, con net ting Cron
Htadt with Cranionbaum. Tho work
will Involvo an outlay of US.OOVH).
The nlnety-aecond annual meeting
of the American board at. Hartfoid,
Conn., ha:i ended brilliantly from th
financial .standpoint. Over 500 mem
oirs of thr board and paxtors arid
laymen have pbdg not only Hut full
amount to pay the debt of $102,0'0,
but $3,110 In paeons of the debt.
Word cornea from Huston that Mrs.
Stone, mother of Mips Ellen M. Stone,
I sinking under the strain of anxiety
concerning her daughter. Mia. Ston
Is more than 80 years old, and bhe
has been In feebl health for years.
Her condition now Is hik h that her
friends fear Bhe will die from sus
pense. II. C. Henderson, who baa betri I '
the Dallas, Tex., jail for a year a
a half, and who claims ho aHls
in the kidnapping of Eddie. Cudalr
Omaha, waa Bent to the ntute pen now
tiary. Henderson waa a year ago,
victed of swindling in several eaxt.-jf,
and now goes to nerve thirteen years
in the penitentiary.
Tho gross poatal receipts for Sep
tember at fifty of the largest poat
offlcea wero $4,225,752, a net inereawi
of $323,822, or 8.2 per rent over lat
ywsr. ReeepSta at only two offices de
creased, viz., Jersey City, N. J., $3,7C0,
or a little over 17 per cent, and
Grand Rapfdx, Mich., $2C3. or over 1
per cent. The receipt of New York
were $681,511, an Increase of 8.2 per
cent, and Chicago $G97,1;0, an Increase
of 1.2 per cent.
Prof. Thomas Shaw of Minneaota
has been elected to the chair of ani
mal husbandry in the state agricul
tural college at Brookings, 8. I.,
which alao carries with It the di
rectorship of the United States ex
periment station at that place.
Major McLaughlin haa Hurceded In
securing a sufficient number of the
signatures of the Rosebud Indiana to
ratify the agreement to throw that
part of Gregory county now lying In
the reservation open to settlement.
It is announced that certificates of
Union Pacific stock estimated at from
4,000 to 5,000 sharea, standing In tho
name of John Jacob Astor, wen noId
a few Jays ago, averaging $93 a ahare.
The stock bore ths transfer date of
May 21 l3t, when it ranged from $100
to $107 a share.
Mark Thall, a well known theatri
cal man of San Frsnclaco, died from
The ex-EmpreBB Eugenie is now set
tled in her English home and intend
to build there a small convent In .mem
ory of her son and husband.
Owing to the fact that two brldi'
are yet to be finished and seven
miles of track laM. it will be ab-'it
November 1 before regular train ser
vice on the Toluca-Cody line of the
Burlington will be established into
the terminus of Cody.
The president being urged to at
tend the meeting of the t'nion Veter
ans' Union, October 27. at Chicago.
Tbe vault of the Farmers ar.d Citi
zens bank of Tir. Ohio, was wrock4
by six robbers, who secured the con
tents and escaped.
Emperor William returned to Berlin
after three weeks of hv-r.tlr.g at Ro
mlnten and Hubertnsttock.
The friends of General Bartolome
Masc announce - U he ha consented
to be a candidate 'or the vice presi
dency of Cuba.
His majesty's ship Ararbion,. th
secoud largest ship on the Pacirr?"V
tion, has been ordered to Panama 7
the British admiralty to look afr
British Interest there during th
progress of the rebellion. One ship,
tho Icarus, is already there.
It Is b?llcved the pr.sidtt lw!il
recommend in hU mescae that tho
war tax be repealed.
Tho resignatioa of Prrzhlent Chas.
K. Adams was accept d conditionally
by the board of repents cf the Uni
versity of Wisconfciu.