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TALBOT PUTS j
! DOWN REVOLT
Head Consul of Modern Wood-'
ra Delivers Fiery Speech
SEWARD CAMP IS CENSURED.
Declaration Made Rates of Order
Must Be Raised If It Is to Flourish.
Sundean Is Scored by Head of the
Lincoln, Dec. 10. While Head Con
sul A. R. Talbot was peacefully en
gaged at a meeting of the directors of
the Modern Woodmen of America at
Rock Island, 111., a message reached
him that a band of insurgents was
gathered In Lincoln for the purpose of
defeating the proposed plan to raise
insurance rates in the order.
Lincoln is 300 miles from Rock Isl
and. Within fvelve hours alter he had
received the word, the head consul
was here. Blood was in his eye.
One hundred Woodmen had gath
ered at the T.indoll hotel. Talbot waa
there. The drat thing he did was to
denounce John Sundenn, formerly of
TCahoo, as a traitor to the organiza
tion. The hitter was later a diatrid
deputy with headquartc is at Minneap
o'is, hut was relieved from office.
In his fiervmeech Mr. Talbot attrib
uted statements recently sent to the
camps of the state by the camp nt
Seward to Mr. Snndrnn.
A warm and long session followed
the scathing delivered by the head
Consul. It was fina'ly voted to pass
the resolution asked by Talbot. It
was as follows:
"Be it resolved, That we, delegates
to this convention, deplore the action
of the Seward camp, reflecting upon
the officers of this society and charg
ing wronedoir.g in any way. This con-,
wntlon does not approve of the pre
amble to the call sent out by Seward." i
"If the order of the Modern Wood
men of America is to live the ins lr-!
ance rates must be boosted," declared
Talbot In his argument. "We have
$1,850 000,000 now out in policies and
at the present rate of assessment it
vr'M be 250 years before we can meet
Inheritance Tax Ahead of Cower.
The collection of an inheritance tax
despite a widow's dower right and a
son's claim of exemption through
wnes earned was sustained in the
state sunreme c lit when an opi'ron
was rendered in the case of Saunders
county nealnst the estate of Whitfield
San ford, formerly of Lincoln, hut a
resident of Cass county. Iowa, when
he d'otl. The case Involved the pay
ment of inheritance tax on property
owned by the deceased in Saunders
countv a substantial part of a $221,
000 estate, which he left to a widow
and a son as the sole heirs.
Alb'rus Nance Left Good Sired Estate.
Albinus Nance, fourth governor of
Nebraska, left an estate of $13O,0uC.
An inventory filed with the county
court of Ijineaster county shows that
his real estate is valued at $100,000
and personal property at $30,000. His
widow and daughter, Mrs. Walter L.
Anderson of Lincoln, are the only
heirs. The hitter's husband was ap
pointed administrator and his bond
fixed at $4 ),000.
50,000 Cream Separators in State.
More than 50,(100 cream separators
are on the farms of Nebraska. To lie
exact the number Is 50,005, according
to figures on the grr.nd assessment
roll for 1911.
Lancaster county leads In the num
ber of bicycles with 1.012. Dougla
'oiii't- is second with 257 and Oage
What Nebraska Pay? for Wards.
A (Vii-'i'inr to an nnnoiiiv I'liirpt m: (!
by Corn.-,! , ieuer Ci'V!"n of the board
(if i liili.- lands 'and l;uild:n,'s it co':H
X '. . 1 .'. Or. H i't aril a day for the
Kiii:i!i- of the l.n;o inmates v. l-o rre
fare I for in i'k.' state institutions'.
This .h'( s tmt incliul'j the cost of per
main nt improvoinc nt-.
STATE GWGE r"EETS
Adopts resolutions Favoring Protec
tive Cuties on Raw Materials.
Uroketi Tiow, Neb., Lcc. 16. The
Hist, annual session of the Nebraska
i' '." ri rnc waa held in the assembly
io niM oi the city hall this week. The
(w.-ssiuii was under the personal super
vision of National Organizer Charles
H Itoyt and was largely attended.
tMrtnen cut of twenty ono local
cinnges being represented The ses
rlnns were held hohiiul closed doors
And were strictly o!H( lal.
Ki'Molutions were udojited favoring a
nystein of parcels post and the pio
oHid amendment (o the Nebraska
eomititutlnn knovn as the Initiative
nrd referendum. Another resolution
Bijs that p'aclns raw materials on the
free list hurts the producers, helps the
manufacturer and does not benefit the
Axtell Home Robbed.
Axtell. Neb., Dec. 1G The home ot
Fer Weedlun, living on a farm near
here, was entered by robbers and $t,
009 In cash and a gold watch stolen.
Miss Holman, a nurse, who has been
attending Mrs. Weedlun, who is ill,
had left the house to get a pitcher of
frenh water from the well. As she was
, returning, she asserts, someone seized
her from hehlnd, pressed a hnndker-
chief against her mouth and nostrils
'j snd carried her to a church some dis
i hnwe from the home.
D'uCKESS OF FIFE.
Sister of King George,
Who, With Family, Is In
Peril as Ship Grounds.
PRAISE F0H SAILOR HEROES
Asquith Lauds Frenchmen Who Res
cued Delhi Passengers.
London, Dec. 16. Prime Minister
Asquith in the house of commons paid
tribute to the gallantry of the trench
sailors who went to the rescue of the
women and children on board the
stranded steamship Delhi and ex-
pressed condolence for those who lost
their lives in the work of getting the
passengers saieiy asnore. me uukb
and Duchess of Fife and their two
daughters were among those rescued.
FORT RILEY NEAR
Sixlii So!d!sr .ttsl3J (or Dyna
railni and Curnini.
Junction City, Kan., Dec. 1C
Trumpeter John Crile of battery 12,
Sixth field artilllery, was arrested in
connection with the dynamite explo
sions and fires at Fort Iiiley, which
cost the government $1,000,000. Crile
Is the sixth soldier placed under ar
rest since the investigation of the ex
plosions became public following Pri
vate Michael Quirk's confession that
he caused the explosions at the insti- j
gation of the Rev. Charles M. Brewer,
former chaplain nt the fort.
The arrest of Crilo and the release
of Mrs. Anna Jordan at Kansas City
before Deputy United States Marshal
Meed arrived there for her were tiio
developments in the case. Commis
sioner Chase said he would have a
warrant issued at oive for Mrs. Jor
dan's arrest, and would have it s'rv "l
through the I'nited States marshal's
office at Kansas City .
The feW army o'e ers who could be
induced to talk privately of the explo
sions, declared that Fort Kiloy"hn
been for nr nil's as pear a state of t, i
ror ns a ve'l disciplined army po. t
can get. Nut only wc-e there lie
rpient Incendiary fires, but coinfiiand
ing oHccis of. the p-ist had ret civ-e l
frequent lett-rs thre;'t'.n'n:; then witli
death and the. lorl- with destruction
Night and day since early last
spring Fort HiP y ias peon under
more than double ruard, sentries have?
been posted constantly at the home
of the commissioned oillcers and
guards have spent each n'Rht in c 1
lars of tlvse homes in oril r to frus
trate possib'e plans to dtstroy the
houses by dynamite.
It is not known when, if ever, Mrs.
Jordan and the Rev. Mr. Brewer will
be brought here for tri ll. J. R. Hard
son. United States marshal, who came
to Jnmtion City from Topeka, says
they cannot be brought here before
charges airlnst them arc made in the
federal court In Kansas City, where
Mrs. Jordan Is. and In Oklahoma,
where the Rev. Mr. Brewer Is. It will
be necessary for tome ons here to go
to these places and make the charges,
Rockefeller Buys Red Cross Seals.
New York, Dec. 1(1 - John D. Rocke
feller will paste J'am worth of Red
Cross ChrlFtinas' seals on the gifts
that he sends out this year. Ills check
for the stamps was received by the
committee on the prevention of tuber
culosis of the Charity Orcanization so
Cb'ty. This is the largest single order
that has been received thus far.
Offers Human Heart In Court.
Aurora, 111, Ic 16 A move to ex
hibit the heart of Mrs. Kstcllo Dumas
to a Jury which Is trying her alleged
slayer, Henry w. Morris of riano, was
checked by the presiding judge. It Is
thoimht that the move was merely an
attempt by the prosecution at a sensa
DynamH3 hvesliplioi Starts
MANY STRUCTURES DAMAGED.
Attempt to Shorten Usual Procedure
Is Defeated After Debate Notice of
Abrogation Only Effective Year
After Succeeding Jan. 1.
Indianapolis, Dec. 15. As a direct
lead into the heart of the alleged dy
namite conspiracy, District Attorney
Charles W. Milller, while the federal
graml jury held its first hearing In
the case, took up the question of who
furnished the money for purchasing
and paying the expense of carryin;;
about the country the explosives by
which more than one hundred struc
tures were blown up in seventeen
Alia. Andrew J. Hull, now of Kim
ball, Neb., who, as Miss Edith Wine
Premier, was bookkeeper for the In
ternational Association of Iron Work
ers, and who was familiar with its
money receipts and disbursem. nts,
was closely questioned by Mr. Miller,
while into the grand jury room were
taken the stubs of check books and ac
counts of the association for the five
yiars during which the explosions
It was during a large part of these
live years that Ortie E. McManlgal,
according to his confession, did dyna
miting fo- John J. McNomara, the con
victed secretary treasurer, and often
In company with James B. McNamari.
An important feature of McManl
pal's confes.-ilon attracted attention in
connection with Mrs. Hull's visit to
h0 d!str,ct attornP .8 offlpe. Th;g
a(lmlssion by McMan!l.a, that
h usually received about $200 for
nanh "Inli " mill Hint when bp mm
Mwi t)nt t of the monPy was
h(i(, lmpk fmm h, Jnmf.a
M.Npnmra . lm1 numlU(,d 8(eing the
stub for the check and had said John
J. would "fix It up."
Anion" th" other items mentioned
by McManieal were $2 0 each for jobs
at Grer nville, N. J.; McKees Rocks,
Tn.; Superior, Wis.; Omaha. I os An
geles, Hnhokrn. N. J-: Worcester,
Mass., and Milwaukee, Wis.
At Least 5 0f0 Paid.
Mn. Hull's apnoaraneo i t the fed
"a I building followed that of II. S.
Ilockin. actimr secretory of the iron
rnrkTs' assoclat'on who had been
cnnfi rrin .r' with i'"rn!ik M. Ryan, the
president. Hock'n vn-x oernnies th"
petition In the union formerly held bv
liihn J. McNamari. I'olice ofHcials ot
Indianauoli!'., v.'-o were pnrcnt when
records were til en o it of the Iron
workers' hadri'v rfrs. and former
st.'-n "nnhers of McNamaia were also
M ."'.'T !"f"l In his cfrf's-dc-n to'd of
at 1 n-t f" 001 having b"rn paid him
,i'vl pi i '1 s'ome person ether than John
J. MeXamara did t'ie paving, but after
he rrd .Tames B. McNamari blew un a
vtad i-t In Chveh r. 1 cn Jv.iio 22. t91.
he had a dliut" with C'e man over
',pp amount hn to receive and In
ro""nr.rnco "J. .T. tec': th" V'"tt.er In
hae.l birrs'td'' all C'o way t'irorgh."
FAnM:R ARH WEI L P3?TE0
Rural Venl'etrcn lrrv Mo'e Than
Their C;ty Ne'H bnrs.
Cl'.ic.i.-o, Lee. 1 " - With seven juror
liDtat'velv n-'"Ml en l,y toansel for
(he j'uvcriniirrl : " !
trial of the t-n ;''!
V uYtiee Of t' '
nd.u'ts in the
rs foi n'lecl
: ri , -;;'oil of
t ' I; fed S
,:i !!'.. best '
t:.,- ; h. i, : ; ;r i
v. ie n;"1" to pi
f. lis to fiiid Jive '.l .1" i
n wi'i) would
i-.hip! tl.f Jury
(J le' linna i'' si e- tlve jur
or.-, P us f-ir ! -. ': ': d the fact
lb t f- rm es i . 'i. i i leaders of
m w . ; ;'! s than aie t. v.l.o live In
he i 't -l."il t, v. '- ; i lent thev
r-d t'ie fwvpiti"ts (lie ;;iimeis have
1 ! it be 1 row !i tint fiev k( . ji in close
touch -wilh pu''.i"ct:i cm' n.-i'eiial lm
I'Mtmee, whether of a business or RO
A a result of the exaiiiimit'on the
v. rs have found tl'.at tit" men from
ilie rural districts as n rule have de
c hied opinions on kovci nment regula-ti'-u
of business and in many cases
aie even hMter versed In tbe Intent
sad mean'nc of the Sherman net than
r.rc many of their city neighbors.
DEVICE AmS SAFETY IN AIR
Model of Multiplane Intended to Mini.
rtiize Accidents Successful in Test.
Atchison, Kan., Dee. 15. An experi
ment' with a model of a multiplane In
tended to minimize the number of air
itci Idents met with apparent success.
Attached to the balloon Topeka II.,
the model was carried In an inverted
position 3,000 feet Into the air and
cut loose. It righted Itself and glided
to the earth.
The Inventor, Frank II. Jacobs, pilot
id the Topeka II. In the recent na
tional balloon race from Kansas City.
Taft May Veto Sherwood Pension Bill.
Washington, Dec. 15. Although ap
pealed to by Judge Trimble, command
er In chief of the O. A. G., and other
officers of that organization to do all
In his power to provide increased pen
sions for civil war veterans, President
Taft, It is believed, will not sign any
net providing Ruch nn Increase as the
Sherwood dollar a-dny bill.
A Peculiar Experience of nn
American In Rome
By F. A. MITCHEL
Copyright by American Presa Asso
In the riazza Colonna at Rome is an '
Italian restaurant the principal part
of which is ou the sidewalk. A couple
of hundred feet distant, in the ceutcr
of the piazza, towers a column erecteJ
iu the days of the ancient Romans.
In the shadow of this column onu
afternoon gut two gentlemen, Giovanni
Sfurza and Albert Park, the former n.
Italian, the latter an American, as tin.
Dark purported to live in Chicago
but had become fascinated with Koin,
and lived there most of the time. Tb
Kterual City is not only attractive lr,
Itself, but from its hlstorie nssocia
lions, the ruins of it ancient edifices
and the abundant curiosities constant
ly being deposited In its museum
Turk had become interested in Romar
archaeology and had no eyes or ears
except for Rome.
"licit." said tlliivannl Sforza, "a
friend of mine saw you when you
were driving out on the Apphin way
the oilier day and has asked me to
bring you to see her."
"I have no time to make visits," re
plied the other, nipping a glass of wine
from n table before him.
"One would think that you are in
your Chicago, where time Is inaney, In
stead of un Italian city, where time Is
pleasure. What have you to doV"
"Tomorrow I go out with nn archae
ologist to be present nt the opening ot
some Tuscan graves 2.400 years old.
Thursday I am to go down the Tiber
to a point where a vessel some seven
teen centuries ago. loaded with am
phorae containing wine, was wrecked,
and I expect to secure at least one
auiphora for myself. On Saturday"-
"Never mind Saturday. I am quite
sure you will be free ou Sunday, and
I have mado nn appointment for you
to visit (lie charmer who. I am quite
sure, will rive yon a new object to
"So be it, Giovanni. You have done
so mui h for me since I have been in
Rome that I cannot refuse you. It Is
true that time for you Italians is only
for pleasure. I wonder how you all
live. I havn never seen you, my friend,
do a stroke of work. I do not Itollevo
you own any property from which to
draw an l.ieoiue, ami yet you always
appear to be plentifully supplied with
"Never mind how I live, my dear
fellow. Wo Italians have a knack of
getting what we need without break
ing down our health as the Americans
do. Before I take you to call upon
Signorlna Poll I wish to caution you
against revealing to her that I have
toid you of her request to bring you."
"1 would surely not be so maladroit
as that." was the reply, and the two
men, rising, turned Into the Corso and
sauntered toward the Cnpltolino hill.
Meeting on the way an officer of the
carabiuleri. Sforzn exchanged a mean
ing glnm-p with him, which his com
panion did nut not lie.
A nionlli after this meeting between
the two friends they sat again over a
liter of wine In the shadow of the
"Giovanni." said Park, "I am wor-1
rletl about this woman to whom you
have int rod need me. I can't make her
out. Her name Is Italian, ami she
speaks Italian beautifully with that
melodious voice of hers, but I doubt If
any Italian blood runs In her veins."
"What Is thai to you?"
There was no reply to this, only s
nervous fingering of the stem of Park's
glass, and Sf r.a continued:
"When I Introduced you to SIgnor'na
Poll you hail no time to make vldts.
spending It nil In archaeology. Now
you have no time for art lineolngy.
spending it nil In visits. Moreover,
your visits are made exclusively upon
Park went on lingering bis glass for
a time without reply, then said:
"She has bewitched tne."
"Indeed. That menus you think of
marrying her. That I would advise
you not to do without learning more
"How can I do that?"
"There is nn adage, 'A woman Is
known by her clothes.' If you could
get a sight of the Signorlna Poll's ward
robe you would know all about her."
"But I can't go spying Into her
closets. Besides, whnt opportunity hav?
I to do so?"
"As to any man's right to obtain
a knowledge of one he suspects of
deceiving him I have no doubt; ns
to spying on n woman one Ruspocls
tind whom one thinks of making a
pnrtner for life he who Is squeamish
is a fool. There Is plenty of oppor
tunity for you to gain access to your
ladylove's wardrobe. You need only
to call when she Is not nt home, tell
the servant you will wait for her and
when left alone make the Inspection.
If thero 1h nothing to bo learned the
doors will be left open to you; If there
is much to be learned you will And
"You spenk ns one of experience in
uch matters. If I did not know you
to be above such a profession I would
think you wero a detective."
Fforzn smiled nnd said that the Ital
ian rnce were used to chicanery. It
had been In the blood ever since the
days of Julius Caesar and had bloom
ed la the Borgia. "You Americana,"
he added, "we consider very stupid at
anything involving duplicity. You tell
a person everything aud are surprised
that he tells you uothlng. But I ad
mit, my dear Bert, that this high
stand, this delicate sense of honor. Is
Very fascinating to us whose ancestors
were used to getting rid f those who
stood In their way either by poison cr
by a slab in the back. Nevcrthelet
you would be a fo.ii to put yourself !,i
f'.ie hands of Slgnorlua Pell wl h.-ut a
better knowledge of her than you
"1 will think the matter over," wns
Albert's reply, "and if 1 decide to act
on your advice will let you know."
"Rather tell me if you discover any
"Why do you wish to know?"
"I don't. Keep to yourself w hnt you
learn. If you like."
There was uot even nn offended
tone in the last remark. It simply ex
Park fretted a long while upon play
ing a spy on the woman he loved. It
seemed nt times that ho could not.
Then he would see iu her something
he could not understand, and he would
show his suspicion of her. ..It this
she would tell him that they had bet
ter part. She had no mind to be con
tinually suspected. That would end
the matter temporarily, but only tem
porarily. One day Park called upon Slgnorlnn
Poll and found her not at home. Ho
concluded to go in. wait for her, and"
If an opportunity occurred possibly he
might put in practice Sforza's advice.
He told the maid that ho would re
ins in awhile; possibly Rlgnorlnu Poll
would soon return.
The maid left him iu the living
room. A door leading to the lx-d-rooms
of the apartments stood open,
and Park was tempted to make an ex
ploration, lie went Into a room where
there was a closet. He found the lat
ter locked. Remembering Sforzn's
words about this, he paled. Another
door led to another room In the rear.
i This door, too, was locked. Park went
back Into the living room nnd in a few
minutes called the maid and told her
he would not wait longer.
The American had crossed the Rubi
con and had entered the land of secret
methods. lie had become a spy on
the woman he loved. Obtaining some
skeleton keys, he watched for Slgno
rlnn Poll to go out, entered her apart
ments In her absence and, unlocking
both the doors that had barred his
way, looked Into the closet and the
He wns thunderstruck. There were
disguises of various kinds, including
wigs, spectntios and other parapherna
lia, while on n dressing table stood
articles for making up, such ns are
used by nctors.
Could his love be nn actress? What
ever she was, he realized that she
would be a dangerous person to take
home to Anieiicn as his wife. lie had
learned the first part of what ho wish
ed to know. For the second part
whnt these disguises meant he would
consult his friend Sforza. He found
him the next afternoon on the side
walk In the Piazza Colonna.
"Well," said Albert when they met.
"I have followed your advice."
"What did you dud?" asked the other
in nn Indifferent tone. ,
"Did you And any furs?" asked Sfor
za, betraying some Interest.
"Why, yes; I noticed n fur coat."
"Any thin tropical wear?"
F.forzu sipped bis wine and said no
"What does It all mean?" asked Al
bert. "How should I know? One thing Is
patent the lady has deceived you, or
at least kept something from you in
whh h she Is engaged. You must not
see her again."
"I must pi," said Sforza, emptying
his glass. "I will see you later."
"You have no explantlon of what
these (li onises mean'.'"
Albert sal for awhile where he wns.
then came to a sudden resolution. He
would go to Signorlna Poll, tell her
what he knew and hear what she had
to say. If her explanation was not
satisfactory be would take the next
vessel sailing from Naples or Genoa
for America. Rising, be crossed the
Corso nnd, after walking n short ills
Innce, entered a street lending to the
Spanish steps. In this street were
Slgnorlmi Poll's apartment. lie wns
Hearing them when he saw his lady
love pmerge from the house, a cara
bineer on each side of her. They took
her to a carriage standing before the
door nnd got In with her. Albert reach
ed the house as the carriage rolled
nwny, nnd one of the cnrablnlerl, look
ing through the window, waved his
hand to him.
Great heavens!' The man wns Gio
There were no more meetings In the
Plazzn Colonna. but Park went to the
headquarters of the carnblnlerl nnd
naked for Giovanni Sforza. Thero wns
no such name on the roster, but Albert
found his man In the full uniform of a
"You used me." said Albert, "to gnln
information of ouo you wero shadow
ing." "I did." Raid the other coolly.
"Well, now that I have found you
out, perhaps you will tell me who Is
"I do not know except that she is
wanted by the Russian government."
"Can I see her before she leaves?"
"She lias already gone."
"To St. retersburg, but I fancy she
will go from there to Siberia."
Park turned ou his heel and walked
away without a word of adieu to hit
former friend. lie, the American, bat
nurer bexm the same man since.
FOR THE WEEK
Bsltarmen! of Coid-tions B2
conias iu A.I.
HOLIDAY BUSINESS IS ACTIVE
Each Week Serves to Emphasize Pro
nounced Betterment in Iron and
Steel Industry Several Plant t
Resume Operations Soon.
New York, Dec. 1C It. G. Dun
Co. "8 Weekly Review of Trade says:
The betterment in industrial and
trade conditions, signs of which have. .
been visible to close observers for two
months, has now become plain to all,
and Is rellected by the expansion in
bank clearings and railroad earnings,
(he big uplift in the Iron und steel
trade, the advance in copper, the In
creased activity in dry goods, the
brisker demand for money, and In the
confidence inspired by the record
breaking cotton crop of upwards oi
15,(iot),Oij(i bales. Iiuslness men are
disposi d to move abend and the situa
tion ns the year draws to a dose la
fo much more em omaulng as to be
the year's mo.t conspicuous develop
ment. The holiday trade Is notably active
Ii: all the largo cities. This retail ac
tivity, coupled with the unusually
warm weather and the end of the yeai
accounting, operates to make who!o
sale operations slower, hut thero ha
been no check to expansion In busi
ness. The outlook for the new year It
exceedingly promising. In the dry
goods trade the most noticeable de
velopment Is the betterment in woot
ens and worsteds. Silks nre also
stronser. 1-tather Is dull, but price
nre llrm. Hides nre weak.
Each week serves to emphasize the
pronounced betterment In Iron and
steel. Several plants, now Inactive
will Ftart iifiain this month.
Bradstreet's Trade Review.
Dradst reel's says: Two feature!
stand out prominently In the week'!
trade news the admittedly active hol
iday trade at most leading points nnd
the undeniably better undertone in
iron and steel, price advances being
significant In connection with finished
steel. Tra 1" In oilier line has re
ceded n llttlo.
A general survey Indicates that th
weath.-r has been too mild for a free,
distribution of seasonable goods at re
tail, while jobbing trade has been coi
fined mainly to filling in orders foi
fancy articles suitable .to holiday re
qulrements and wholesale business re
fleets tlm Influences of the Inventory
Falleres for the week were 309.
Wheat exports for the week aggr
gate 3,1.ri7.7ri3 bushels. Corn exportl
for the week are 3DO,(157 bushels.
BRITONS BAR AMERICAN MEA1
Packers Cannot Bid on Army Contract
Until Suitj Are Settled.
London. Dec. Hi. The British gov
ernment has decided to exclude the
American meat packers against whom
prosecutions have been Instituted Id
tho United Slates from tendering bid
for contracts for the supply of meat to.
the rtiitlsh army nnd navy, pending
the settlement of suits.
The decision of the government 1
duo to the opposition of labor and ad
vanced radical members of parliament
to the American trusts.
The contracts given out by the wai
olflce, which have hitherto been se
cured by American firms, are now e
ported to go to Argentine meat dealora.
Forty Men Probably Drowned.
Knob n. Germany, lice. Hi. It U
f( art d that three fishing luggers be
longing to Ibis port and carrying crews
totaling forty men foundered during
the recent (tonus in the North sea.
The craft are all long overdue.
GRAIN AND PRGViSICNS
Closing Quotations on the Chicago
Board of Trade.
Chicago, Dec. 15. Closing prices:
Wheat Dec, 04" ; May, 90c.
Corn Dec, Ci'ic; May, 647,;c.
Oats Dec, 47c; May, 4Xlfr'18C
Pork-Jan., $15X5; May. $10.00.
Lnrd-.lan., $9.10; May. $0.35.
Ribs May, $8.r.2l,-j', July, $8.52.
Chicago Cash Prices No. 2 har
wheat, ri7cffi$l.01; No. 3 corn, 60
SuVje; No. 2 white oats, W,Q!49c.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago. Dec. 15. Cnttlo Receipts,
2 5(10; slow, steady; beeves, $t.55(fj
8.90; western steers, $l.5i6.G0;
stockcrs find feeders, $3. 25(715. 80; cows
and heifers, $l.IOJf 5.75; calves, $5.50 (
8.00. Hogs Rectdpts, 27,000; steady'
to shade up; light, $.Vfi0ffi 0.15; heavy,
$3 95(frfi.35; rough, $3 95(pf.10; pigs.
$1. 2505.70- bulk. $fi.00((Tfi.25. Sheen
Receipts. 11,000; du'l, weak; natives,
$2.50(fj 4.10; westerns, $2.75(ff 4.10;
yearlings, $4.25fj 5.B0; lambs, $4.25
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Dec. 15. Cattle Re-ct-lpts,
000; dull; beef steers, $3.10
7.50; cows nnd heifers, $2 90fr5.B0;
stockcrs and feeders, $ I.OOcJT 5.70;
bulls, $.1.75ffi1.50; calves, $4. 00 7.50.
Hogs Receipts, 10 800; steady to
strong; choice lard animals landed at
$6.10'56.15; butchers. $3 95(6.00;
i light, $3.405.90. Sheep Receipt?,
1 3.600; steady; wethers, $3.004.00;
ewes, $2.40(3.45; lambs, $4.50(ftS.85.
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