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O W. SIIKKIIAN, Fabllaher.
PLATTSMOUTU. i i NEBRASKA.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Arrangements for putting into ef
fect the new income tax law were
being1 rapidly carried forward in Wash
ington by Superintendent Pugh.
Patrick Kiernan, a wealthy farmer
living1 near (Ireen Isle, Minn., was
murdered and robbed and his body
thrown into a well.
Two officers and one member of
the Cook gang- were killed in a run
ning' fight near Sa-Sab-ka, I. T., and
two more bandits were wounded.
The failure of George M. Irwin &
Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., extensive dis
cretionary pool operators, spread con
sternation among- depositors.
The Neal, Goff & Infflis building- in
Hartford, Conn., was destroyed by
fire, the loss being- S150.000.
A monument to Gen. Grant will be
erected in Golden Gate park in San
Vhex the proposed plans for en
larging Hoffman island have been com
pleted New York will have the finest
quarantine station in the world.
An incendiary fire destroyed the
freight sheds of the West India & Pa
cific Steamship company in New Or
leans, the loss being- $120,000.
Shipments of ore from the Lake Su
perior iron ranges during the year will
aggregate 7,150.000 tons.
The Masonic building, the Indiana
medical college and the block occu
pied by the Natural Gas company at
Indianapolis were destroyed by fire,
causing a loss of S200.000.
Tke power house of the Willamette
(Ore.) Steam Mills and Lumbering
company were burned, the loss reach
Ninety-three colored converts, forty
men and fifty-three women, were bap
tized in the waters of the Ohio river at
Thirty-four families, comprising
123 persons, left Pullman, 111., for Hia
watha, Kan., where they will engage
In cooperative car building-.
Damage of $150,000 was caused by a
"blaze in the establishment of Gold
berg, liowen fc Liebenbaum at San
During a circus parade at Terrell,
Tex., an awning collapsed and four
persons were fatally and 100 seriously
The post office department issued
orders declaring the Artisans' Savings
and Loan association of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; the Omaha (Neb.) Cooperative
Supply company, and the American
Saving- and Loan association of Chi
cago to be fraudulent concerns and
sot entitled to use of the mails.
A snowstorm, accompanied by high
wind, visited Hartford. Conn., pros
trating telegraph and telephone wires.
Silon Lewis, the condemned Choc
taw murderer, "was shot at Wilburton.
I. T. He had to be strangled to end
A decision- which practically abol
ishes habeas carpus proceedings in de
barred immigrant cases was rendered
by Judge Lacombe, of New York.
The production of anthracite coal in
Pennsylvania for the year 1893 was
47,179,563 tons, an increase of 1,444,189
tons ovet that of t892. The bitumin
ous coal produced was 43,421.893 tons,
against 46,575,579 tons in 1S92.
Tits anti-toxin remedy for diphtheria
was being tested in four cases in the
municipal hospital. Philadelphia.
Successful exhibitions of the value
of hypnotic influences in performing
surgical operations were given in Chi
cago and Minneapolis.
Duhing a livery stable fire in Pitts
burgh twelve workmen were injured,
one probably fatally.
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 5th was: Wheat,
80,027,000 bushels; corn. 2,658.000 bush
els; oats, 9,373,000 bushels; rye. 444,000
bushels: barley, 3,810.000 bushels.
Mrs. James Donnai.lt, of Evergreen
O. , is dead, and her three sisters and
father, Joseph Doolittle, were not ex
pected to live from the effects of drink
ing poisoned rain water.
Actuated by jealousy, Humphrey
Joh nson, of Coll in wood, O. , shot his
wife through the head and then killed
Tramps murdered a boy and a girl,
children of Samuel Good, near Paul
ding, O., and threw the bodies into a
brush heap, which was then set on fire.
Lynching was threatened.
Claude M. Johnson, chief of the bu
reau of engraving and printing, in his
annual report states that during the
year the aggregate number of sheets
delivered of United States notes,
treasury notes, gold and silver certifi
cates, internal revenue and customs
stamps, etc.. was 55,516.961, the cost of
which was Sl.817,389, the cost per 1,000
sheets being 323.
F. H. Matthews, a Boston wool
dealer, failed for 400,000.
Seven British steamers were set on
fire at Savannah, Ga.. and partially
In a fight at a Mexican dance near
Alpine. Tex , Jules Estrado, violinist,
was killed and two cowboys mortally
The tug Crusader was burned at
fault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Henry
Billings and Charles Whiffen firemen,
were burned to death.
Secretary Herbert issued an order
retiring Admiral Gherardi, the senior
admiral of the navy, and commandant
of the New York navy yard.
Mrs. W. K. Vandkbbilt, of New
York, consented to the securing of a
divorce by her husband and will re
ceive $3,600,000 in lieu of dower.
At Chillicothe, O., Cyclist Johnson
rode a third of a mile with a standing
tart in 0:39, and a half in 0:55 1-5, new
The Rex flour mills at Kansas City,
Mo., were totally destroyed by fire, the
Soss being $300,000.
Owing to an attempt to compel ele
vation of tracks at Joliet, 111., five
railroads decided to move out of the
In an election riot at Harpersville,
Ala., two men were fatally shot and
three others wounded.
A terrific storm had raged for thirty-six
hours all over New England.
Its violence was only equaled by the
great blizzard of 1888. Reports from
various points Indicated disasters to
shipping and great destruction of prop
erty, aggregating in value several hun
dred thousand dollars.
It was found that the president had
authority under existing law to ex
clude German products in retaliation
for discrimination against American
At the Belmont track in Philadel
phia Alix trotted a mile in 2:0S?,
lowering the state record.
Wii.i, Jones and Tern Buchanan
were killed by the Somers brothers in
an election riot in Wise county, Va.
Six men were killed and thi;ee in
jured in a collision between Baltimore
& Ohio trains near Rockwood. Pa.
A piece of oil-soaked cloth which
Willie Grinnage, of Flint, Mich., was
binding about his leg, took fire and he
was burned to death.
John English, of Portland, Ind.,
elected sheriff on the republican ticket,
was taken ill after the close of the
polls and died from heart disease.
Daniel W. Powers and Bradford
Brjant perished while hunting in a
swamp near Halifax. Mass.
A passenger train was held up 1
mile east of Ilyannis, Neb., by two
men, but they lost their nerve and fled.
Chari.es F. Pitt fc Sons, importers
of chemicals at Baltimore, failed for
S 100, 000.
Two children of Alfred Hindstrom.
of Chassell, Mich., were left alone in
the house, which caught fire, cremat
At Gallipolis, O., three men were
buried in a caving well and one was
killed and another fatally injured.
Alexander G. Peck and his wife
were found dead at their home in El
gin. 111. They had been asphyxiated
by coal gas.
Detectives found the body of Mrs.
Mary Cottrell, of Hamilton county, on
a dissecting table in an Indianapolis
Hundreds of people in Deerfield, O.,
were exposed to small pox through
contact wiith a faith cure victim.
The opera house, the post office and
D. M. Miller & Co.'s store were burned
at Addison. W. Va., by incendiaries.
Lee Lawrence (colored) was lynched
by a mob near Monticello, Ga. He
had been sentenced to be hanged No
vember 30 for assaulting Mrs. Polk.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmagk, pastor of
the Brooklyn tabernacle for twenty
five years, has resigned.
Attorney General Olney decided
that railway employes had a legal
right to belong to brotherhoods.
At a meeting of the National Waif
association in Pittsburgh Gen. Russell
A. Alger, of Detroit, Mich., was elect
The San Bernardino (CaL) First na
tional bank closed its doors from lack
Four masked bandits rode into Shat
tuck, O. T.. and robbed the post office,
a store and a saloon.
At Litchfield, 111., John Hottenrout
killed Mrs. Charles Nierneyer and then
committed suicide. Trouble over land
was the cause.
Mike Kelly, famous as a baseball
catcher for Chicago and Boston clubs,
died of pneumonia in a Boston hospi
tal, aged S4 years.
Michael Wilson, aged 65, of Adrian.
Mich., was imprisoned for cruelly beat
ing his mother, who is 92 years old.
"Kid" Thompson, the notorious train
robber, was captured and turned over
to officers by cowboys in Arizona.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Philip Augustus Hotsk, for forty
years United States commissioner for
the northern district of Illinois, died at
his home in Chicago, aged 70 years.
Latest returns from the elections
on the 6th show that the republicans
were successful in all parts of the
country. In New York Levi P. Mor
ton (rep.) was elected governor by
150,000 plurality, and in New York city
Strong (rep.) was elected mayor. New
Jersey, Connecticut, ' Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Dela
ware. Pennsylvania, North Dakota
South Dakota, California, Minnesota
Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, Wyo
ming, Washington, Idaho. Montana.
Colorado and Utah are in the repub
lican column. Illinois also gives 90,000
republican plurality for the state tick
et; Indiana, 50,000; Ohio. 147,000 the
largest ever given; Michigan, 50,000;
Wisconsin, 50,000; Iowa 90,000. Ne
braska elects a fusion (pop.-dem.) gov
ernor by a majority of 5,000. Tennes
see and North Carolina were in doubt.
Mississippi, South Carolina, Kentucky,
Texas, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana
and Georgia went democratic. The
republicans carried Chicago and Cook
county by 80,000 plurality.
The latest advices show that as a re
sult of the congressional elections on
the 6th the republicans elected 255
members of the lower house, the demo
crats 94 and the populists 7. The re
publicans carried the solid congression
al delegations of twenty-three states
and a majority of the delegations in
thirty states. The returns also indi
cated that ttie republicans had secured
control of the next senate by a majori
ty of one and possibly three.
Hiram G. Smith, an ex-congressman,
died suddenly at his home in Des
Edward D. White, associate justice
of the United States supreme court,
and Mrs. Virginia M. Kent were mar
ried in New York.
Mrs. Mad a Regina Manet, well
known in many parts of Europe and
America as an authoress, died in St.
Louis, aged 60 years.
Mrs. Helen M. Gougar made an at
tempt to vote at Lafayette, Ind., in
order to test the suffrage law in the
It was considered probable that the
populists had elected the governor of
Texas and eleven congressmen.
David S. Beknttt, one of the mil
lionaires of Buffalo, N. Y., and an ex
member of congress died at the age of
Further returns from the state
elections show that the total number
of republican representatives elected
to the Fifty-fourth congress is 250. Re
turns also indicated that the republic
ans had secured control of the senate.
Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, of the
United States army, ha& been formally
retired, having reached the age limit,
Official returns from New York
give Levi P. Morton (rep.) 150,781 plu
rality for governor over David P. Hill.
The plurality for Strong (rep.) for
mayor of New York city is 44,265, and
the republicans also elect a majority
of the board of aldermen.
The supreme court of New Jersey de
cided that women had not the right to
vote at the school meetings in the
Extensive trials made in Europe
have proved that the bicycle would
not be an effective adjunct in war
A new Spanish cabinet, with Senor
Sagasta at its head, was organized and
accepted by the queen regent.
In a collision between the troops and
rebels at Valencia, Venezuela, six sol
diers and twenty insurgents were
killed and many wounded.
Eugene Oudin, one of the most pop
ular singers on the light opera stage,
died in London after a brief illness.
Sixteen persons were known to have
been killed in the earthquakes, in
Mexico, while the damage to property
in the City of Mexico alone was 5250,
000. John Walter, principal owner of
the London Times, died at the age of
In an encounter with the Waziris on
the Punjab frontier the British lost
forty-five men, while 250 of the tribes
men were killed.
Vv'ainwright, the American newspa
per correspondent who suffered from
cruelties in Brazil, died at Montevideo.
The report that Fung Wang Cheng
was set on fire before its evacuation
by the Chinese has been confirmed.
An appeal was made to Great Brit
ain and France by the Chinese to medi
ate with Japan for peace.
The steamers Iron King and S. C,
Baldwin collided in the St. Clair river
and the latter was sent to the bottom.
Philip Gilbert Uamehton, a well
known artist, author and poet, died in
Paris, aged 00 years.
It was announced that China was
willing to abandon her sovereignty
over Corea and to pay a war indem
nity in order to end the war with
Explorations of the ruins of Nipper,
near the site of ancient Babylon, re
Milted in many interssting discoveries.
. Seventy persons were killed and
much property destroyed by an earth
quake at Tamagata, Japan.
Germany, through Emperor William,
replying to President Dole's official
notification, has acknowledged the re
public cf Hawaii.
The schooner Annie M. Pride was
driven ashore at the entrance to Hali
fax harbor and all on board (seven
The volcano of Col i ma, in Mexico,
was in an active eruption, and the peo
ple in the immediate vicinity were
greatly alarmed, as streams of lava
were pouring down the sides of the
Twekty Brazilian artillerymen were
shot at Rio de Janiero for refusing to
obey the orders of their officers.
There wfre 261 business failures in
the United State in the seven days
ended a the 9th, against 249 the week
previous aad 353 in the correspond
ing ttOM in 1993.
The Export Coal company at Pensa
cola, Fla.. failed for S150.UO0.
A CLorDBUJST near Valencia. Vene
zuela, killed. 150 persons and damaged
the coffee aad other crops t the ex
tent of 9a9,Q09.
Thhck xnaa attempted to thaw torn
dynamite at Huntington, Ind., and
were blown to death.
The Spanish coast steamship Fer
nanda foundered 24 miles north of
Bahai Honda and ten of her passen
gers aad crew were drowned.
The Shulenburg & Boeckeler Lum
ber company of St. Louis made an as
signment with liabilities of $215,000.
Crazed by a protracted debauch,
Peter Pepper, a Louisville (Ky.) bar
ber, tore out his tongue and died in
Heavy snowstorms prevailed on the
coast of New England and several
vessels were wrecked.
Full returns from the election in
Iowa give William McFarland (rep.)
for secretary of state a plurality of
A storm in Connecticut caused a loss
of over $100,000 to the telegraph and
Members of the Cook gang raided
the town of Lenapah, I. T., robbing a
store, killing one man and wounding
Guillaijme Louis Figuier, the noted
French chemist and scientific writer,
died in Paris, aged 72 years.
BRhG. Gen. McCook was appointed
major general in the United States
army to succeed Gen. Howard, retired.
Investigation shows that on rail
roads owned by governments the
charges are very much higher than in
the United States.
The pluralty of Henry Wulff (rep.)
for state treasurer of Illinois over
Claggett (dem.) was placed at 130,000.
At Taylor, Tex., Joe Patchen went
a mile over a half-mile track in 2:09,
breaking the pacing record one and
The dry goods firm of Garrettson,
Woodruff & Pratt at Tacoma, Wash.,
failed for $400,000.
Mrs. Abbie A. Bromley, widow of
Avary A. Bromley, a prominent and
wealthy citizen, died suddenly at Mid
dletown, N. Y., at the age of 70 years.
For eighteen years she had lived the
life of a recluse, and during that time
never spoke to a human being.
Indiana Workmen Attempt to
Thaw the Stuff.
It Explode and Three of Them Are
Killed One of tho Unfortunates
Literally Blown to
HUNTINGTON, Ind., Nov. 10. The
worst disaster that ever occurred in
this city vvas a d3namite explosion
which took place Friday morning at a
few minutes of 7 o'clock.
Norton Keefer, John Flynn and John
Hartman were employed by Henry S.
Hall wood, of Columbus, and Henry
Keefer, of this city, contractors for the
Flint creek sewer. The men were en
gaged in thawing dynamite on the
bank of the sewer on First street.
There were some fifty pounds of the
explosive and in some of the sticks the
firing caps had already been inserted.
After the explosion only fragments
of Hartman could be found and they
were gathered up in baskets. The
bodies of Keefer, a brother of the con
tractor, and that of John Flynn were
found some distance away, but life
was not extinct. They were admin
istered to by surgeons, but only lived
an hour or two. Keefer was placed in
an ambulance to be taken to his home,
but died on the way.
A large hole was blown in the earth
where the explosion occurred, and
pieces of human remains were blown
through the sides of houses. Frag
ments of flesh and clothing clung to
the branches of trees.
John Redding was 30 rods away, ap
proaching the point where the three
ill-fated men were at work; he was
carrying fifty pounds of dynamite
on his shoulder. The explosion
knocked him down and 6tunned
him, but the dynamite did not go
off. Buildings on either side of the
street for a square were wrecked,
doors and windows were crushed in,
weather boards and the plastering
torn off and furniture torn to pieces,
inmates were stunned and some are
prostrated. The damage to property
cannot be calculated.
The Gallant Admiral Leaves the Active
Service His Career in the Navy.
Washington. Nov. 10. To-day at
noon there will be placed on the re
tired list the commandant of the New
York navy yard, Admiral Bancroft
Gherardi, one of the few old war com
manders now in the naval service, and
known in naval parlance as the "Sea-
going Admiral." He leaves behind
him a career of distinction, full of
hard fighting and severe service and
without a blemish. His total active
service amounts to forty-eight years
and five months, and twenty-five years
and eight months of that service were
spent at sea.
Admiral Gfcerardi was born in Louisiana
sixty. two years ago and was appointed to the
naval service from Massachusetts June 29. 1846,
as a midshipman. He became a passed mid
shipman in U&2, a master In 18A5 and was a
lieutenant on the Lancaster, attached to the
Pad Uo squadron, when the war broke out.
The year 1 W saw him a lieutenant com
mander blockading south Atlantic ports.
aotwltnsutiullBg his southern birth. From
that time to the end of the war he was In the
thickest of the Oghtlnr He was In the en
gagement at Fort Macon on the Mohican,
commanded the Chocura on the west gulf
blockade, the Port Royal In the same service
In the cattle of Mobile, and finally com
manded the Fequat In the north Atlantic
blockade at the clone of hostilities. He was
commissioned as commander In 1800 and cap
tain in 1874, meanwhile seeing serrlce In com
mands on the Pacific and north Atlantic.
One particularly gallant action recorded of
him is pursuing a small tug and securing
the destruction of a confederate ram which
had succeeded in running a blockade on the
Mississippi. Admiral Gherardi became a com
modore in 1S4 and an admiral In 1887. Two
years later he took command of the north At
lantic station. In 18ft! he cruised from San
Francisco around to Hampton roads to take
part in the great naval review in 1893. which
was conducted under his command. This was
his last sea service, for In' May. 181)3, he was
placed in command at the New York navy
yard, where he retires.
Will Continue Its Work.
New York, Nov. 10. The committee
of seventy held its first meeting
since the election in the cham
ber of commerce Friday after
noon, and the - occasion was one
of general jubilation over Tuesday's
big victory. Resolutions were unani
mously adopted that the organization
of the committee be continued for the
present to cooperate with the city offi
cers nominated by it in the securing
to the city of New York an of honest,
efficient, economical and non-partisan
government ' '
Found Unilty or Murder.
Woodland, CaL, Nov. 10. S. D.
Worden, one of the strikers charged
with murder in connection with the
wrecking of a train near Sacramento
on July 11 last, the accident result
ing in the killing of the engineer and
four United States soldiers, has been
convicted of murder in the first de
gree. He will be sentenced on Mon
Democrats Save Texas by 40,000.
Galveston, Tex.. Nov. 10. From the
returns received here it is safe to say
the state democratic ticket is safely
elected by 40,000 plurality.
THUGS AT THE POLLS.
Shots Fired in an Attempt to Steal a
Ilallot Box in Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 8. As the result of
an effort to get possession of the ballot
box in the Ninth precinct of the
Twenty-third ward early Wednesday
morning three persons were wounded
by bullets, one of them fatal. They
are: Gus Coleander, judge of elec
tion, shot through the stomach, died
at 6:30 a. m.; Nick Michaels, police
man on duty at the polls, shot in the
leg, not serious; J. F. Walters, clerk
of election, wounded in the arm, not
Two masked men, followed by a
gang of a dozen heelers, entered the
polling-place at No. 117 Oak street
while the judges and clerks were en
gaged in counting the ballots about
1:30 o'clock this morning. The two
men in the lead had handkerchiefs
over their faces. Officer Nick Mi
chaeles advanced toward the two men
and ordered them out of the place.
They pushed past hint and demanded
of the judges and clerks the ballot
box. Gus Coleander, the republican
challenger, replied: "Not on your
life." The men then drew revolvers
and begun promiscuous firing, which
terrified the judges and the clerks and
led to a general stampede.
As soon as the men in the lead be
gan to shoot the heelers pushed in, and
it is said some of them drew revolvers
and also began to shoot. The judges
and clerks as soon as they had re
covered from their fright rushed out
of the polling place, with the excep
tion of the men who had been shot, and
the crowd about the polling place
rushed in every direction.
The ballot-box had several bullet
holes in it and several bullets had
lodged iu the walls of the room. The
raiding party became frightened and
escaped, leaving the box behind.
AN AFFRAY AT LEXINGTON.
Itreckenrldge and Owens Followers In
volved in More Trouble.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 10. Isaac David
son, John Traynor and Louis Sharp,
prominent Fayette county farmers,
met here Thursday night and dis
cussed the Owens-Denny-Breckinridge
election, and then quarreled. In the
fight that followed Traynor shot David
son through the heart, killing him
instantly, and stabbed Sharp in the
side, probably fatally wounding him.
Sharp and Traynor were both demo
crats. Sharp being an Owens man and
Traynor a Breckinridge supporter.
They met at the time stated in front
of the Leland hotel on Short street.
Sharp accused Traynor of having
voted for Denny, the republican.
Traynor denied it, when Sharp called
him a liar. Traynor struck Sharp,
who is badly crippled. The blow
knocked Sharp to the sidewalk, and be
fore he could get up, Traynor drew a
knife and began cutting him. Toomey,
a young friend of Sharp, rushed to his
assistance and knocked Traynor down.
Ike Davidson, a well-known distiller,
jumped in and tried to separate the
men. Traynor scrambled to his feet,
and, apparently trying to get away,
went down the street with two pistols
in his hands. With one he fired back
wards, striking Davidson in the stom
ach, producing a wound from which
he died in about act hour. Sharp was
taken to the hospital, where he is suf
fering greatly, and it is thought wiU
There is already a great deal of
bad blood between the Owens and
Breckinridge men here, and it is
feared that this affair will cause far
APPLIED THE TORCH.
The Rm War In the South Caosee Labor
New Orleans, Nov. 8. Develop
ments in the labor troubles show the
desperation of the white men who work
along the levee and indications are
that the worst is not yet over. Sunday
afternoon the torch was applied to the
wharf of the West India and
Pacific Steamship company on the
levee at the foot of Nun street, and be
fore the flames were subdued there
was a loss of 8300,000 in merchandise,
cotton and damage to one of thear
steamships. About half was insured.
The trouble is a race war between
the white and colored screwmen and
longshoremen. It resulted Saturday
in a riot, in which one negro was
killed and several wounded, and then
a sort of - truce was patched up, by
which all the steamship agents agreed,
except one, Stoddard fc Co., to em
ploy only white laborers on their
ships. Then came the longshoremen's
strike, and that culminated in white
longshoremen refusing to work with
the negroes. For the last two days
things have been comparatively quiet,
but there was little work done on the
levee, one steamboat being loaded by
negroes under protection of fifty po
lice. Gave 8100.000.
Philadelphia, Nov. 8. Acting Pro
vot Harrison, of the University of
Pennsylvania, announced at the meet
ing of the trustees of the institution
that Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Houston
had donated S100.000 to the proposed
student's hall. In recognition of the
bequest, the trustees promptly decided
that the hall should bear the name of
the donor's deceased son, Howard
Houston, who at the time of his death
was a student at the university.
Good Koads Problem.
Washington, Nov. 8. The agricul
tural department is about to issue
elaborate information on the subject
of "good roads," which congress has
directed the department to investigate.
The publication will embrace the en
tire proceedings of the national road
conference held at Asbury Park, N. J.,
July 5 and fi, at which every shade of
opinion on improving roads was pre
sented. Given a w Job.
Washington, Nov. 8. Secretary
Herbert late Tuesday afternoon gave
out the appointment of Capt. Philip
Cooper, now in command of the San
Francisco, to be superintendent of the
naval academy at Annapolis, Md.
Effect of the Klectlons as Told by Don
New York, Nov. 10. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade 6ays:
"Business has been waiting the greater part
f the week, and the elections are expected to
(rive it a sharp stimulus. Whether men are
right or wrong in expecting better things,
the fact that they expect them does
tend to make things better Thus a
larger volume of trade might be antici
pated, although no present events can
alter the size of the corn crop, nor make the
demand for wheat or cotton closer to the sup
ply. Neither can the election returns alter the
tariff, and if any Industry is affected by it,
favorably or unfavorably, the situation is ex
actly the same as It was before the people
voted, at least for some time to come. But it
Is fair to infer that further modifications of
of the tariff are rendered less probable by the
elections of Tuesday.
"In the speculative markets there has been
scarcely any movement, and nothing favorable
to holders. Wheat is 2 cents higher, but there
is little encouragement, because stocks in
sight are far beyond all previous records. Corn
has fallen about t cents. Cotton declined an
eighth to 5 cents, which is again the lowest
price ever recorded, and appears to mean a
definite decrease in production hereafter, as in
most of the southern states the prices now
realized are not remunerative. For the pres
ent the stocks here and abroad are large
enough to kill any speculation.
"There is a decided improvement in the tone
of the iron market, and a general confidence
that the business will now improve. The boot
snd shoe manufacturers have been doing rela
tively as well as usual, though the season Is
about over and the orders running into the fu
ture are. as hitherto, almost exclusively for
goods of the cheaper grades. No change in
prices has been noted, although manufactur
ers still complain that present prices of shoes
snd toots are not remunerative with current
prices for leather.
"Scarcely anything is doing in woolen goods
for spring delivery and the demand for fall and
winter goods has nearly disappeared. In gen
eral it is believed that the spring orders thus
far are not more than halt the usual quantity.
There is no speculative buying and manufac
turers are purchasing only for their immediate
needs, so that the prices, though averaging
about a quarter of a cent lower than a month
ago. show no tendency as yet to improve.
"Reports of failures are on the whole en
couraging in comparison with last year, and
yet the volume of liabilities is larger for the
season than in any year of ordinary prosperity.
The aggregate in five weeks ending November
1 has been tl0.GU0.4i7. of which 4.383.575 were
of manufacturing and $6,303,862 of trading con
cerns. The failures during the past week have
been 211 in the United States, against 358 lust
year, and 42 in dnada. against 37 last year."
Interest in the elections this week nat
urally tended to restrict the volume of trade,
particularly south, where it interfered with
mercantile collections. Hut within a few days
the influence of more seasonable weather west
and northwest, together with the emphasis
with which political questions have apparent
ly been settled, have increased tne confidence
of many merchants and manufacturers in a
prospect for an increased rate of improvement
in general trade In the near future. Chicago
and St. Louis manufacturers and business
men already report evidences of a tendency on
the part of interior buyers to purchase for
"At Cleveland the general commercial and
industrial situation is improved, although in
terruptions due to the election have checked
business. These conditions also characterize
the situation at Cincinnati and Louisville, as
at Detroit, although colder weather has stim
ulated the movement of shoes and woolens.
There is a moderate falling off in business
at Chicago, but it is followed by a
more confldent feeling as to the prospects
for the near future. At St. Louis trade for Oc
tober shows an increase compared with the
like month last year, and leading manufac
turers and jobbers count on an improvement
from this time on. A fairly satisfactory vol
ume of trade is reported from Kansas City,
many of whose merchants regard the business
outlook with more confidence. More season
able weather is having a favorable influence
on sales by Jobbers at Des Moines, and
at Omaha there Is a disposition to trade more
freely in all lines now that the political con
test is ended. A moderate increase in trade,
particularly hardware and clothing, is re
ported from Milwaukee, with a more confident
feeling as to the outlook. There has been no
material change in the situation at Minneapo
lis. St. Paul jobbers report business quiet
and that country stocks are not broken up as
much as expected."
CHINA GIVES UP.
She Asks the I'nlted States to Assist la
Ending the War.
Washington, Nov. 10. This govern
ment has again been asked to inter
vene in the China-Japan war. The last
time the invitation came from the
quadruple alliance and was refused.
This time the invitation comes from
China herself; but it, too. will in all
probability be refused. The rnvi
tation was received by this gov
ernment Thursday morning. It
was a request from China that the
United States cooperate with Great
Britain, Russia, Germany, France and
J Italy to stop the war. In the note
China sets forth at length the present
' status of the hostilities, and says that
' ah has alwavs recoirnized the inde-
j pendence of Corea and is willing to
continue to do so. Moreover, that she
will pay to Japan an indemnitj' to de
fray that country's expenses in the
Lonimjn. Nov. 10. The Daily News
hears from.Odessa that Emperor Wil
liam ha6 ordered the German admiral
in Chinese waters to place himself, in
certain contingencies, under the or
ders of the British admiral, Fremantle.
The Daily News also Jearns that
France seems to favor a European con
ference to consider affairs in the far
London, Nov. 10. The Central News
sa3-s that England and other powers
have urged China to make her peace
proposals directly to Japan, and to
negotiate at once for the cessation of
the war. Japan has promised to re
ceive the overtures in a benevolent
A Venezuelan Cloudburst Causes Great
Loss of Life anil 1'roperty.
Panama, Nov. 10. A cloudburst near
Valencia, Venezuela, killed 150 per
sons and damaged the coffee crops to
the extent of 8500,000. Houses have
been destroyed, bridges washed away
and traffic generally suspended.
Enormous Yield of Corn.
Newman. I1L, Nov. 10. Andy Wil
son, who resides in Moultrie county,
near Atwood, harvested his corn crop
Friday. Thirty 1 acres yielded 4,15
bushels, or an average of 137 bushels
to the acre. Mr. Wilson contracted
his corn early in the season at forty
cents, and consequently received SI, 650
from his thirty acres.
Ten Lives Lost at Sea.
Havana. Nov. 19. The Spanish coast
steamer Fernando foundered Tuesday
morning 'i0 miles north of Itahia,
Honda. Ten of her psissengers and
crew were drowned.
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