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r-BEET SUGAR BOYCOTT
ALLEGED WAR ON THE NE
Jobbers Threatened by the Soffar Trust
" Have Keen Warned that if They Bell
the Refined Output of Nebraska Fac
tories the Trust Will Not Sell Them
the Cheaper Grade Which U Kot Man
ufactured by the Oxoardt.
rtovrottinir Beet Snrar.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 15. The growth
of the beet sugar industry in this
state has attracted the attention of the
sugar trust, which has already taken
steps to prevent the sale of Nebraska
sugar. Jobbers and dealers have been
notified that if they sell the refined
product of Nebraska factories the
trust will decline to sell them the
cheaper grades, which are not manufac
tured ty the Oxnards. The result of this
is that over $100,000 worth of Nebraska
made sugar is stored in warehouses in
Umaha. ine matter nas Deen laia De-
fare the Manufacturers ana Loninm-
f - ers' Association and efforts are being
made to get estern -jobbers to agree
to handle the Nebraska product re
5'nrdless of consequences. There is a
I strong" home patronage sentiment in
the State, which will, it is said, favor
i the Nebraska sugar makers in the
fight- It is estimated that the year's
output of the Grand Island and Nor
folk sug-ar factories will reach, if not
exceed, a value of SsOO.OOO, or nearly
one-third of the total amount con
sumed in the State.
INCALLS ON ALLISON.
Ex-$eaator Speaks Warmlr of
Iowa Presidential Aspirant.
Ckdak Rapids, Iowa, Nov. 15. Ex
Senator John J. Ingalls of Kansas,
who arrived here last evening, said:
"I am much gratified with the result
of the late elections. They indicate
very clearly the returning tide of Re
publican supremacy, which means an
- jra of remarkable business prosperity.
I My own state is steadily returning to
the Republican fold. I think there is
no question but that Kansas will elect
Republican electors next year. We
have fusion to light, but the Republic
ans are now strong enough to defeat
the combined opposition."
Mr. Ingalls said that the people of
Kansas felt very cordially toward Mr.
a Allison. "Of course I" cannot say
what they will do in the national con
vention, but there is no doubt but
Kansas is in favor of a Western man.
I have known Senator Allison person
ally and intimately for many years.
He nndoubtedly has a most intimate
acquaintance with all the various
affairs cf government, and a most
happy faculty of using his information
im shaping legislation for the public
pood. I regard him as one of the best
equipped public men for any position
in public life. He would make an
admirable President, and under his
wise and conservative adminis
tration the country would be
prosperous, and business interests
would have no fears of sudden or rad
ical changes. As a statesman Senator
Allison is the peer of any man in pub
lic life. lie is thoroughly honest, and
his personal and moral standing is
without a question. While Allison
has not the personal and enthusiastic
following of McKinley or Reed, yet he
has the power of conservatism and is
liked by the followers of both. Mr.
Allison has been in Congress for over
thirty years, and has never made an
enemy; a most remarkable record, and
one that will serve him well in the
contest next vear
A JUROR BECOMES INSANE.
The Second Trial of Alleged Train
Wrecker Davis Ended Suddenly.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 15. The second
trial of George Wr. Davis, the negro
charged with causing eleven deaths in
the Rock Island railroad wreck, Au
gust 9, 1S&4. came to an end yesterday,
when C B. Yates, a juror, became
suddenly insane and, , leaping out of
a window, ran five blocks to the
county jail, where he implored the
sheriff to protect him from some par
ties who, he said, were trying to poison
him. Yates was taken to the hospital
where a commission of doctors ap
pointed by the court examined him
and pronounced it only a temporary
attack, but said that he would be
unable to resume his duties as a juror.
The other jurors were thereupon dis
charged and a special venire called for.
7 The first trial, which resulted in a
disagreement, cost the county $10,000,
and the second trial was about half
finished. Brooding over the case is
thought to be the cause of Yates' in
sanitv. SCHLATTER DISAPPEARS.
The So-Called Messianic Healer Flees
From Denver to Escape the Law.
Denver, Cola, Nov. 15. Francis
Schlatter, the so-called Messianic
healer, disappeared last night and a
warrant for his arrest has been issued
from the United States court. He had
been summoned to appear before the
United States Commissioner to-day as
a witness against persons arrested on
a charge of using the maiJjs to defraud
by pretending to sell htindkerchiefs
blessed by him. The accused claim
thai they can prove that Schlatter
really blessed a bale of handkerchiefs
for them, and in that case he was lia
ble to indictment. ,
Schlatter left .a note simply saying:
"My mission in Denver is ended. Good
Over 3,000 people assembled this
morning expecting to receive treat
ment from Schlatter.
Richard Kowe Back In Iowa.
Grinnexx, Iowa, Nov. 15. A de
tective arrived from Mexico this morn
ing with Richard Rowe, charged with
complicity in Chester Rowe's embez
zlement cf 538,000 of county money
while treasurer. He was arrested
July 19, but only extradited last week.
r Boy Given Forty Bays for a Mnrder.
" Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. IS. At
Wichita Falls the jury in the murder
casa of young Ilarley Heath found him
guilty and fixed the penalty at forty
days' imprisonment in the county jail
-and $500 fine. Young Heath killed
schoolmate named Hubert Oflie.
knights of labor, ;
Master Workman Sovereign Score the
Money Power Ills Annual Address.
Washington, Nov. 15. In his an
nual address to the Knights
of Labor convention here yes
terday. General Master Workman
Sovereign among other things said:
"Labor is now between the
devil and the deep sea," he continued.
"Capital has monopolized the ele
ments of production, and labor is in
competition with itself for the right
"Money oligarchy is fast wiping out
the last vestige of individual liberty.
Construction by judicial authority is
already given to law, placing all labor
organizations in the category of crim
inal conspiracies. Misdemeanors of
the most trivial character have been
raised to felony without sanction of
law and used to imprison representa
tives of labor organizations, and in
junctions, followed by charges of con
tempt, have been used to condemn
labor leaders to the felon's cell with
out evidence of guilt or trial by jury.
The associated banks have declared
war on the money of the people, and
the whole plutocratic fraternity has
invaded the realm of free government
and constitutional security."
He made some suggestions as to the
methods of strengthening the order,
but the principal feature of the ad
dress was his appeal to the general
assembly to give to his recent order
boycotting national bank notes its
official sanction, lie denounced the
action of the bankers' convention held
at Atlanta, and said: "After carefully
reviewing the wreck aDd ruin wrought
by the money power and the designs
of the sound money clubs, which pro
pose bonds and Galling guns for a so
lution of the labor question, I issued a
boycott on the notes of national banks,
and if I were to die to-morrow I would
declare it the most r ghteous act of
"It exposed the unsound money of
the sound money advocates, threw
plutocracy on the defensive and forced
the national banks into a humiliating
confession of their preposterous acts
of bad faith with the people; and now
I urge this general assembly to in
dorse that boycott and give it every
possible force of official sanction. The
conflict between the working people
and the idle holders of idle capital is
inevitable. The wealth of the many
is gravitating to the few with increas
ing ratio and labor is drifting toward
serfdom faster than ever before,
A National Convention of All Associa
tions Called for Baltimore.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 15. Felix R.
Brunot, president of the National Re
form association, has issued a call for
a meeting of that body iu the North
Avenue Baptist church, Baltimore,
Deeember 12 and 13. The object will
be to "consider the vital issues of the
hour to promote all wise measures of
reform and seek such an amendment
to the constitution of the United
States as will suitably acknowledge
God, the authority of the Lord Jesus
Christ and the supremacy of his law
over . the nation." All Christian
churches, societies of Christian En
deavor and other young people's un
ions. Women's Christian Temperance
unions and all kindred organizations
are invited to send delegates
BERING SEA CLAIMS.
Premier Salisbury Believes the United
States Will Tet Render Justice.
London, Nov. 15. The correspon
dence of the British government with
Sir Julian Pauncefote, British ambas
sador to the United States, upon the
question of the Bering sea compensa
tion from May, 1894, to August, 1895,
was issued last night.
In the last letter, dated August 13,
Lord Salisbury, the prime minister,
closed a lengthy memorandum, setting
out at greater length some of the
points supporting the British claim,
writing: "The arguments you ad
vance to support our claims have the
entire approval and concurrence of
the government. The attempt made
by Senator John T. Morgan of Ala
bama, chairman of the Senate com
mittee on foreign relations, to dispute
them seem3 largely founded on misap
prehension, and the government can
not doubt when the facts are placed
before th3 public of the United States,
the liability of the United States to
make compensation which nas never
been denied by the government, and
will generally be recognized, both in
and outside of Congress."
Herring; Wins 11 is Suit.
London. Nov. 15. A verdict for
$15,000 in favor of the plaintiff was
rendered to-day in the suit brought by
Dr. Conyers Herring or JNew xorlc lor
the recovery of insurance money on
his yacht Mohican. It is the doctor's
intention to bring suit against other
companies in which his yacnt was in
sured for the recovery of an addi
School Girls in a Fight.
Laenkd, Kan., Nov. 15. Two
16-year-old girls, Emma Manderschied
and Flora Campbell, who were attend
ing school a few miles east of here,
quarreled yesterday, when the former
threw the latter backward over a desk
and pounded her in the abdomen, in
flicting injuries which may prove fatal.
The Manderschied girl has been ar
rested. Castellane's Bad Beals.
London, Nov. 15. Vanity Fair has a
dispatch from Paris, referring to the
recent losses on the bourse there, in
which the statement is made that
Count Castellane, who recently mar
ried Miss Anna, daughter of the late
Jay Gould, was one of the heavy
OF NEWS IN BRIEF.
The National Ornithological Society
fs in annual session at Washington.
Secretary Smith is said to be making
the Indian question the feature of his
Chief Missionary Dr. Wright has
written a letter from Turkey defend
ing the course of the United States
Minister A. W. Terrell.
General Wheaton has been ordered
to hold troops in readiness to go to the
scene of the murder of Ute Indians in
Colorado if the reservation agents de
UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
THERE IS NEED OF ITS IM
PROVEMENT, General Miles Says Any Foreign Nary Can
Blockade Oar Ports in Ninety Days
Absolute Importance of Defense of the
Entire Pacific Coast Argument for An
Increase of the strength of the Army
In Proportion to the Country's Growth.
We Are Defenseless.
Washington, Nov. 13. In his an
nual report General Miles, com
manding tle army, states that
the condition of our sea coast de
fenses is such as to require de
cided and immediate action for their
improvement. The unguarded condi
tion of our coast is known by every
first-class power.andour people should
not be led into false security. He
quotes from his report of 18S4 a strong
argument for the defense of Puget
sound, shows that since that time new
Canadian railroads have been estab
lished there, yet not a single gun has
been placed in position for defense,
while those at the entrance of the Co
lumbia river are obsolete and of little
General Miles recalls what he said in
his report of 18S9 upon the absolute
importance of the defense of the en
tire Pacific coast, in view of the fact
that it was possible for any naval
power to blockade every important
port within ninety days, while it
would take many years to make a suc
cessful resistance, and the country
might be required to pay an indemnity
of S5,000, 000,000. While the railroads
might transport 1,000,000 brave men to
the coast, they would be useless with
out appliances to cope with the mod
ern engines of war, and with all our
intelligence, pride, inventive genius
and enterprise, we are as far behind in
the modern appliances oi war as China
or Japan. Such were the conditions
six years ago, says General Miles, and
such are the conditions to-day, with
the exception of the slight progress
made at San Francisco. The entire
Gulf coast and all the great cities of
the Atlantic coast northward to Phila
delphia are entirely without modern
Therefore, he strongly recommends
the construction of all the high power
guns and system of defenses called for
in the general plan of the board of
ordnance and fortifications and other
boards, and to meet in part the ex
pense of this costly undertaking he
suggests the application of the funds
that might be derived from the sale of
abandoned military reservations. To
man these guns he asks an increase of
the artillery arm, with the provision
of barracks at Fort Hancock, N. Y.,
for the accommodation of the troops,
and the systematic detail of subaltern
officers for instruction in rotation in
General Miles argues for an increase
in the strength of the army, saying
that there is no reason why it should
become crystallized and kept at one
strength, as it has been for years. It
should increase with the growth of
the country and be determined by the
census at a minimum of one sol
dier for every 2,000 population and a
maximum of one in 1,000.
THE CUBAN ISSUE.
Belief That the President Will Recom
mend Recognition of Belligerency.
Washington, Nov. 13. Secretary
Olney is said to feel more encouraged
than at any time since he began to
talk to the President about the justice
and desirability of some interference
in Cuban affairs. For quite a time the
President has been in a hesitating
mood. He thought of sending some
body to make an investigation,
just as he did regarding Hawaiian
affairs, but Mr. Olney pointed out that
such a step would be in an indirect
way a recognition of the revolution
ists, and that the United States might
as well act directly and promptly.
The representatives of the revolution
ists are elated over the information
that the President is inclined to do
something. They are very confident
that his message to Congress will be
much more radical than his recent
apparent indifference would indicate.
Recognition of the insurgents' gov
ernment will be recommended, they
ANTI-TOXIN FOR MISSOURI
The State University Begins the Culti
vation of the Needed Germs.
Columbia, Mo., Nov. IS. The bac
teriological labratory apparatus of the
State University is nearly all in place
and is the best in the West. It is in
the museum building and cost 2,000.
Dr. Graham, who is professor of bac
teriology and in charge of the labra
tory, has already begun the work of
growing toxin. He will be ready to
innoculate five young horses within a
few days, and as that requires close to
live months to immunize the horse, he
will be ready to supply the remedy
about the middle of February.
Waller's Pardon Proposed.
Washington, Nov. 13. There is a
finite understanding among the at
taches at the French legation that ex
Consul Waller will be released before
New Year's day. This, it is said, is
part of the program of the new Rad
ical ministry in France, to extend am
nesty to all political offenders. Wal
ler's release will come, it is understood,
as part of a general scheme of forgive
ness and will be in no sense the result
of any representations by the United
t'aml date for House Offices.
Washington, Nov. 13. Republican
members elect to the new congress
have icceived circulars notifying them
that McDowell ot Pennsylvania, Glenn
of N'.'W York and Russell of Missouri
will open headquarters at Willard's
about the lth of this month. Mc
Dowell. Glenn and Russell are Candi
da' es for the offices of clerk, door
keeper and sergeant-at-arms. Ex
Congressman Thomas H. Henderson
of Illinois is a candidate for clerk, and
Thomas II. McKee, who was secretary
of the Republican congressional com
mittee on the campaign last year, is a
candidate for sergeant-at-arms.
ALLISON AND M'ALPIN.
The Ticket that Iowa Republicans Are
Chicago, Nov. 13. The Timev
Herald to-day prints the following:
Senator William B. Allison, candi
date for the Republican nomination
for President of the United States,
will start his boom in Chicago to-day.
He enters the field aggressively, ask
ing the support of Western men,
while his friend and fellow statesman,
James S. Clarkson, is working for his
interests ' in the East. Mr. Allison
comes to Chicago in company with
General Henderson of Dubuque, a
leader in the House of - Representa
tives and one of the foremost Repub
licans in the country. General Hen
derson's appearance in Chicago with
Allison is significant. It may be
taken to mean that the distinguished
lowans are here to receive callers.1
Senator Allison's lieutenants are en
deavoring to perfect a combination in
which the details are all planned and
which may meet the favorable atten
tion of Republican leaders in the east
ern states now supposedly committed
to the candidacy of Thomas B. Reed,
in the event that Reed fails to get the
nomination. This plan, which is said
upon good authority Clarkson is en
gineering, has for its object the nomi
nation of Allison for president and of
General McAlpin of New York for
second place on the ticket.
BAPTISTS IN CONGRESS.
The National Convention Opened Impor
tant Matters to lie Considered.
Providznck, R. I., Nov. 13. The
national convention of Baptists opened
here to-day with a great attendance.
Among the delegates is John D. Rocke
feller, who is very prominent in the
church on account of his liberal en
dowment of its educational and elee
mosynary institutions. The clerical
representation is also imposing. Every
prominent Baptist interest in the
United States is represented.
Home missions have assumed great
importance. Dr. Thomas J. Morgan,
who is secretary of the society in
charge of this work, has prepared a
report of unusual interest upon which
the congress will take action. In the
West and Northwest the Baptist
church is making giant strides, but
the lack of funds and men is a
source of embarrassment. Dr. Mor
gan is the leader of this mis
sion work, and what he has to
say on the subject will receive great
attention. The missionaries through
out the country have, in not a few
cases, attained unusual eminence for
denominational workers. Among
these are the Rev. N. B. Rairden, who
labors in Missouri; the Rev. C E. Con
ley, stationed in Michigan; the Rev.
E. II. Meredith of Kansas, and the Rev.
A. W. Clark of Nebraska.
It is very likely that the congress
will take some action with reference
to the University of Chicago. A very
general impression exists in the public
mind that the university is in some
manner or other an official exponent
of Baptist ideas. This influence has
been very disagreeable to Baptists
The question of the missions in
China will receive special attention,
with a view to joining with other de
nominations for the protection of mis
sionaries. Chicago Papers Cut Prices.
Chicago, Nov. 13. The Tribune, in
its issue Sunday, announced that the
price of the paper on week days, in
side the city, hereafter would be one
cent This morning the Times-Herald
and the Inter-Ocean, the only other
two cent morning papers, announced
a similar reduction in their price to
meet the cut made by the Tribune.
The action of these two morning
papers places each of the morning
papers in Chicago at one cent a copy.
Not a Pressing Issue.
Washington, Nov. 13. Lord Salis
bury's failure to mention the Venezue
lan question, in his Guild haU speech, j
is regarded as a most significant omis-
sion. The speech summed np the
premier's position on all the foreign
questions regarded as of pressing im
portance, so that this avoidance of all
mention of Venezuela is construed to
mean that he attaches less importance
to it, and to the controversy over the
Monroe doctrine than had been sup
posed. A St. Louis Minister Disgraced.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 13. The Rev.
Dr. William T. Lee of Benton, a
suburb, has been found guilty of un
due familiarity with female members
of his flock and has been formally sus
pended from the Presbyterian church.
Some time ago he deserted his invalid
wife and children for a woman of his
China to Pay Additional Indemnity.
Washington, Nov. 13. The Japa
nese minister has received a telegram
to the effect that a' convention has
been signed at Pekin providing for the
payment of an additional indemnity j
by China for the evacuation of the
Liao-Tung peninsula. The amount is
30,000,000 taels, and is to be paid No
vember 10, 19..
T. W. Palmer's Home Burned.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 13. Ex-Senator
Thomas W. Palmer's residence on
Woodward avenue was destroyed by
fire this morning with valuable brie a
brac, paintings and furniture valuable
as mementoes and which cannot be re
placed. The loss includes a complete
World's fair record, the only one in
existence, and scores of tokens col
lected during the Senator's residence
in Washington and Spain. The insur
ance aggregates about $35,000.
The A. R. U. -strike on the Great
Northern railroad has been declared
The United States Supreme Court I
has hanrled down a decision holding'!
that beans are- vegetables. '
Senor Moreno was found guilty of
libeling Baron Fava, the Italian am
bassador, and given a jail sentence.
It is said that Presiaent Cleveland
has decided to appoint Judge Rufus
Peckham of New York to the Supreme
NC HEADY AS YET.
FOREIGN AMBASSADORS REST
ING ON THEIR OARS.
United States Minister Terrell Warns the '
Turkish Government that No Harm 1
Must Befall American Missionaries ;
Towflk Pasha Says Everything Possible j
Will be Done for Them Rioting Near
Waiting for Warships.
Constantinople, Nov. 14. It is now
believed that the powers will not take
definite action against the porte until
aU the naval squadrons shall have as
sembled in Turkish waters, which will
be about the time that the British am
bassador, Sir Philip Currie, returns
after consulting with his government
as to the future action of Qreat Bri
tain. In the meanwhile the state of
suspense is decidedly wearying, and
the ambassadors themselves will be
greatly relieved when the hour for ac
tion on the part of Europe arrives.
That this time is coming now seems to
be only a question of days.
There seems to be no doubt that the
spirit of revolution is spreading even
among the old Turks, and the yonng
Turkish party is said to be ripe for re
volt. The army needs money for pay,
equipment and provisions, and the
same state of affairs prevails in the
navy. But the arrears of pay are not
forthcoming, and there is much grum
bling in consequence, except among
the palace troops, which are kept well
fed, well paid and comfortably idle,
for upon them depends the safety of
the Sultan, who is in hourly dread of
assassination. Under these circum
stances it is not astonishing that the
army and navy are becoming disaf
fected, and nobody would be as
tonished to hear that they had sided
with the revolutionists, should the
uprising take place.
Replying to the inquiry of United
States Minister Alexander W. Terrell,
as to the safety of the American mis
sionaries, Commissioner Darnhamhas
telegraphed from Harput saying that
the missionaries are alive but in ex
treme danger. Mr. Terrell has in
formed Tewfik Pasha that the govern
ment will be held responsible for the
safety of the Americans. The Turk
ish minister for foreign affairs has as
sured Mr. Terrell that everything pos
sible will be done for their protection.
As Mr. Terrell has great influence
with the palace authorities, it may be
presumed that Tewfik Pasha will keep
Fresh disturbances are reported
from Malatiah, where a number of
persons have been killed, including
four priests of the Society of Jesus,
who were under French protection.
The French ambassador, M. Cambon,
has been appealed to. and is preparing
a very strong representation on the
subject to the porte.
A squadron of five French warships
has sailed from the Piraeus for Turk
ish waters, and it is stated that an
Italian fleet will rendezvous with the
British fleet within a few days.
There has been serious trouble at
Caesarea, not far from Jerusalem, but
no details of the rioting there have
yet reached this city.
CARLISLE FOR JUDGE.
Said to Have Been Selected for the Su
preme Bench to Succet-d Jackson.
Washington, Nov. 14. It is rumored
in well informed administration cir
cles that Secretary Carlisle is to be
appointed to the supreme bench to
succeed Justice Jackson. The plan to
name Judge Peckhamof New York has
been changed by the recent elections.
Had Kentucky elected a Democratic
legislature, it was confidently expect
ed that Mr. Carlisle would, on
the fourth of March, 1S97, step
from the Cabinet into the Senate.
This anticipation can not now
be realized. The political revolu
tion in Kentucky has also ma
terially affected Mr. Carlisle's chances
for the presidential nomination, as
well as greatly reduced the advisabil
ity of being a candidate with the odds
so largely against the Democrats.
Under these circumstances the politi
cal future has little attraction for Mr.
Carlisle, besides which his tastes and
desires lead him naturally to a judicial
position. He has been so loyal to the
President, even to the extent of sacri
ficing to some extent his prestige in
his own State, that his appointment to
the Supreme court would not be ques
Curtis of Kansas for Reed.
Washington, Nov. 14. Congressman
Curtis of Kansas, has taken a position
well np in the front ranks of the Reed
rooters. He diplomatically said to
day: ''Just now Messrs. Reed and
McKinley seem to be in the minds of
the people most prominently. Reed is
gaining strength all the time. If he
wasn't so far East he should begin to
prepare for a four years sojourn in
the White house right now. My be
lief is that the Kansas delegation will
go to the National convention unin
strncted, but there will certainly be
among onr delegates some men who
will fight hard for the man from
'Wants Byrnes Indicted.
New Yobk, Nov. 14. Lawyer Frank
Moss, representing the Parkhurst So
cioty, who was associate counsel to
the Lexow Committee, which tried
hard to prove ex-Superintendent
Byrnes guilty of malfeasance in office,
said to-day in reference to the charge
made by Gambler Schaeffer that
Byrnes had accepted a bribe: "The
Grand Jury should indict Byrnes, if
corroborative evidence can be found,
providing the statute of limitation
does not interfere."
Uaher Issues a Challenge.
New York, Nov. 14. Peter Maher,
who knocked out Steve O'Don
nell so handily challenges
any man in the world to fight for the
championship and he will not put the
stakes so high that no one except a
man with 3,000.000 acres behind him
can accept. Maher will fight for $5,000
a side, in public or private, and will
go any place to do battle, South
Africa not barred.
Brady, Corbett's manager, says the
champion has surrendered the belt Vy
Maher and will back him for HO.OOO
CANAL scheme indorsed.
The United State Commission's Bepovt
n the Nicaragua Project Favorable.
Washington, Nov. 14. Trustworthy
information has been received as to
the contents of the report of the com
mission which examined into the feas
ibility and cost and recommended a
route for the Nicaragua canal. It is
in the hands of the President, who is
using it in connection with his work
on his annual message to Congress.
It indicates that a canal across the
Isthmus via the Nicaraguan route is
entirely feasible from an engineering
point of view. The cost of the pro
ject as estimated was $1 10,000,000, but
it is stated that this sum is too small
by some millions.
The route as proposed by the com
mission is 173 miles long, or three or
four miles longer than that which the
canal company propsed. The com
mission made surveys to the right and
left of the company's route and has
suggested some changes which it be
lieves will be advantageous. The
commissioners' waterway will be
supplied with locks The San Juan
river and Lake Nicaragua will
be employed, but the former will
require considerable dredging. The
lake is fifty-six and one-half
miles across from the San Juan to the
mouth of the Lajas. Some dredging
will be required on the west coast of
the lake, which is shoal for a distance
of something like 1,950 feet. Brito
will be the western terminus of the
canal and the distance from this port
is a little more than seventeen miles.
The estimate has been made that, in
order to complete the canal which the
commission proposes, six years will ba
required with a force of 20,000 men
The President's Wife Makes Garments
for the Poor.
Washington, Nov. 14. The Needle
work guild of Washington is an
organization of ladies formed for the
purpose of supplying articles of cloth
ing to the poor. It embraces 58a
members, and has no church connec
tion. The president is Mrs. Harlan,
wife of Mr. Justice Harlan of the
United States Supreme court.
At the annual meeting yesterday
Mrs. Robert Craig, president of the
board of directors, said that Mrs.
Cleveland was one of the most earnest
workers in the guild, and that she had
made thirty-eight pieces, and had
lately sent five to headquarters. Mrs.
Craig said that if every member of
the society would be likewise charit
able and industrious, there would be
little suffering for clothing this
Governor and Clerk Clash.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 14. A special
to the Post from Frankfort says:
Governor Brown and W. H. Newhail,
a clerk in the auditor's office, quar
reled in the state house yesterday,
passed the lie, and would have come
to blows had not bystanders inter
fered. Newhail had accused the gov
ernor of voting the Republican tioket
and acting the part of a traitor. The
executive responded with an emphatic
denial, and one of the men struck at
the other, when friends of the two
separated them. It was claimed that
Governor Brown attempted to draw
his revolver, but he denies that he was
Minister Hatch Arrives.
Bait Fbancisco, Nov. 14. The Occi
dental and Oriental Steamship Coptic
arrived last night from the Orient and
Hawaii Among her passengers was
A. T. Hatch, late minister of foreign
affairs of Hawaii, recently appointed
Hawaiian minister to the United
States to succeed Minister Thurston.
LIVK STOCK AXU I'KODUl'E 3IAHKET
Quotations From New York, Chicago, St.
Louis, Omaha and Klsewhere.
Butter Creamery separator.. 19 21
Butter Fair to good country. 12 14
Kggs Fresh 16 17
Honey California, per a 14 15
Spring chickens, live, per B... 5tt 6
Chickens -Pressed, per 2 6i T
Ducks Per lb . 8 9
Turkeys Per B 8 10
Prairie chickens Per doz 2 50 3 00
Geese-Per B 8 9
Lemons Choice Messlnas 8 00 6 25
Oranges Per box 3 75
Apples Per bbl. - 2 00 3 60
Sweet potatoes Good, per bbl 1 50 1 75
Potatoes Per bu 25 30
Beans Navy, hand-plcUed,bu 1 2A 1 80
Hides Green, per n 4 5
Cranberries Cape Cod, pr.bbl 7 50 8 00
HaTUpland, per ton 5 50 7 00
On ions -Per bu 25 30
Broom Corn Green, per B... 24 2
Hogs Mixed packing 3 40 i 8 45
Hogs Heavy Weights 3 50 3 65
Beeves ttockers and feeders. 2 00 3 30
Beef Steers 3 00 3 80
Bulls 2 00 2 75
Stags 1 90 20i
Calves.....- 2 75 5 00
Cows 1 00 3 15
Oxen.... 2 50 2 75
Heifers.... 1 7 3 00
Westerns .... 2 75 3 05
t-heep Lambs 3 00 4 25
Sheep Mixed natives- 2 CO 3 50
Wheat No. 2. spring 58 574
Corn Per bu Z9h& 23
Oats Per bu..... IS ; 19
Pork... 8 10 8 15
Lard 5 55 5 75
i attle Westsrn range steers. M 3 70
Prime Steers 8 60 "- 4 2
Sheep Lambs 8 00 & 4 50
Sheep Natives 150 330
Wheat No. 2, red winter 67Ji
orn No. 2, 38 3tiS
Oats No. 2, 23 234
Pork. 0 75 10 oo
Lard 5 90 00
Wheat No. 2 red. cash 51 5H
Corn Per bu 24 -4?
Oats Per bu .. 17Jift 18
Hogs Mixed packing 3 15 3 H
Cattle Native steers 2 21 5 00
Sheep Muttons 2 40 3 50
Lambs. 3 75 4 00
Wheat No. 2 hard -r-8
Corn No. 2 23 23 ,
Oats No. 2 18 is ,
Cattl Stockers and feeders.. 2 0 t 3 75
Hog-Mlxed Packers 3 35 Tf. 3 0
Sheep Lambs 3( 0 4 40
Ex-Senator Spooner Injured.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 14. While
crossing the Columbia river on the
transfer boat, ex-United States Sen
ator Spooner fell from a car step and
his abdomen struck a projecting rod.
He suffered great pain. A 6urgeon
examined him and found that the in
jury was not necessarily serious, but
he will be compelled to remain quiet
for seveaal days.
Religious Writer Kean Dead.
Delaware, Ohio, Nov. 14. The
Eev. Dr. Samuel Ashton Kean, a noted
evangelist and religious writer, is
dead aged 52 yars.
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