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'PTTTH TATTnV A T
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
OVER THE STATE.
Be a thick has a champion egg eater.
Jack Robinson, a colored man, the
other day consumed on a wager two
dozen raw eggs in less than fire min
utes, JIkv. Boyd of Valley went to Mon
mouth, I1L, to attend the reunion of
brothers and sisters at the old home,
in honor of the golden wedding of their
parents, who are still living.
Joux Sixgpiel, of Bancroft does not
complain of Nebraska. He came here
a poor man, and sold his farm the other
day for 13,120. He will retire from
the cornfield and live on the interest
of his money.
Sam McTorl and Wade Sherley, two
young" men, lost their lives by drowning-
while skating near Salem. Both
young men were highly respected in
O'Dii.i.ox Jagno. a farmer living
five miles southeast of Campbell, while
returning from Bed Cloud ran into a
ditch and tipped the wagon over, the
box falling on his head, killing him in
stantly. A mketino of the managers of the
state hoard of agriculture is called for
the Millard hotel, Omaha, December
12, at 7 p. m., to wind up the year's re
ports and prepare for the annual meet
ing in January.
A large and enthusiastic mass meet
ing was held at the county court house
in North Platte for the purpose of peti
tioning congress to recognize the Cuban
insurgents as belligerents. Resolu
tions to that effect were unanimously
A grand musical festival and circus,
F"iven for the benefit of the Associated
Charities, will be held at Omaha on De
cember 11th and 12th. Half rates will
t-e given on all railroads in eastern Ne
braska and western Iowa, good to re
turn until the 15th.
The city board of Stockvilie met and
appointed l)r Case to go to Curtis and
investigate the rumor that smallpox
existed in that place, lie returned and
reported that the rumor was true.
Next morning the board enforced a
quarantine against Curtis.
A ad misfortune has befallen the
family of .John Kimmerly of Pierce
county. Mrs. Kimmerly became very
much excited over religious matters,
which soon developed into a case of in
sanity, and she was taken to the Nor
folk asylum, where she died.
A Washington dispatch says that
ex-Senator Paddock had a conference
with Senator Smith in reference to ex
tending the time of payment for the
Otoe and Missouri lands in Southern
Nebraska, and also relative to the re
bate to be allowed purchasers of these
lands. Nothing definite was agreed
upon, however, and another conference
wiU be held soon.
A most interesting case has just been
finished in the district court at Chad
ron before Judge Bartow, wherein Dr.
J. I. Leasee, a prominent citizen and a
leader of the straight democracy, was
sued by a young man whom ho had hit
ever the head with a cane on account
of alleged slander preferred against
him, for $1,000. The jury was out only
a few hours, and returned a verdict in
favor of the defendant.
The case of Kev. Cole, pastor of the
Congregational church of Grand Island
against the Western Union Telegraph
company for 51,913 damages, was con
cluded last week, the jury bringing in
a verdict awarding plaintiff 50 and
costs. Rev. Cole's cause for action was
the failure of the defendant company
to deliver to him a message announcing
his mother's death, he not becoming
aware of the latter fact until after the
Carl Johnson, one of the prominent
Scandinavian farmers of Polk county,
living about seven miles northwest of
Osceola, met with a severe accident.
fin Viwl s-ma tn (ftwn trt trarlp qnH 5c
he was driving near the Kilbourne j
couring mill ine worn men oiew me
noon whistle, scaring the team of
mules. They ran away, throwing Mr.
Johnson out. He was bruised up badly
and it is feared may be injured inter
nally. A music dealer in Chadron has sent a
violin to a man living at Pine Ridge
agency who bears the longest name on
record in that part of the state at least.
His name is Irish Francis MaycockThe-Rising-Sun-And-Moon.
address is a close second and is Medi
cine Root Creek, Kyle postoffice, Pine
Ridge agency, Shannon county, South
Dakota. He is a white man and not
an Indian as his name would seem to
Reports received at the office of the
secretary of state show that the Grand
Island sugar factory there was made
out of the beets, on which the state is
charged with a bounty, 2,106,075
pounds of granulated and 433,425
pounds of yellow sugar. The factory
quit paying 55 per ton on beets on the
first of December, so that there is no
claim attaching for bounty on what is
now being turned out, and the figures
of output only include what was made
while the bounty price, 55, was paid.
Washington dispatch: In looking
up a pension case Representative Mer
cer made a discovery of interest to
many old Nebraska soldiers, being the
present whereabouts of a number of
men who served in company D, First
Nebraska cavalry. The list is as fol
lows: Captain Jon C. Fotts, Kingman,
Arit.; Sergeant George H. Ellis, Wat
fcin. X. Y. : Corporal Joshua A. Bur-
Birt, Los Angeles, CaL, and John Ste-
Tens, Lynn, Mass.
George Kissf.ll, of Dodge county,
arraigned on the charge of incest with
his daughter, was discharged, the evi
dence not being convincing.
Rev. John Hewitt, rector of the
Church of the Holy Trinity of Lincoln,
has been called to St. Paul's Episcopal
church in Columbus, O.
J. C. Thomas, formerly known as the
firm of Thomas & Ira, who has been
doing business in Niobrara for about
fifteen years, keeping a drug and gro
cery store, was closed up by creditors.
O D Vaj? Horn of North Loup was
so badiv injured by the antics of a
bucking broncho that he died in a few
son, Seymour, Ind.; Privates Waiter J.
Hardin, Fort Worth, Tex.; George Ab
rnathv. Elk Creek, Neb.; Richard
J. S. Dales, seretary-treasurer of the
Board of Regents of the State Univers
ity, has filed with the governor his re
port of the expenditures of university
lands for the six months ending No
vember 30. The board of regents meets
tomorrow at the university, when it will
be acted upon by the members. The
report is as follows:
University fund, salaries and wages
Secretary's cash, university fund
Agricultural experiment station....
Experiment farm, cash
Morrill fund, installment 181)5
Especial library fund, university
matriculation and diploma fees.
Law school expenses
The report also shows the condition of the
various funds available for university
Meeting; of State Dairymen.
The eleventh and annual meeting of
the Nebraska Dairymen's association
will be held in the chapel of the State
university on December 17, 18 and 10,
1895. The opening session will be on
the evening of December 17, at which
there will be an address of welcome by
Chancellor McLean, responses by prom
inent members of the association and
others, the annual address of the pres
ident and the report of the secretary.
At Wednesday's session there will be
papers read and discussious on the fol
lowing topics: "Visiting a Creamery,"
F. XV. Culbertson, Archer; "Two Years'
Practical Experience in Pasteurizing
Cream for Uutter Making and Sweet
Cream Trade," K. J. White, Rrighton,
Colo.; 41," by a representative of
the Conn liutter Culture company, Wa
terloo, la. 4,lt 41" is the name given
to a new system of developing a uni
form flavor in butter by a well defined
method of ripening the cream. "Al
falfa for the Dairy," L. F. Stoddard,
Kearney; "The Farmer Man's Dairy
ing," 11. F. Mcintosh, Omaha; "Pre
sentable Uutter for Market," John
ducing a Pound of
Thursday's session: "The Effect of
Foods on the Dry Substances of Milk,"
Prof. T. L. Lyon, State university;
"What the Country Merchant Can Do
for the Private Dairymen," W. E. Rid-
aell, Omaha; "The Jersey Cow. for Ne
braska Dairies," F. XV. Vaughan, Fre
mont. Nen.; "My Methods in the Pn-
vote Dairy," Uarvey Johnson, Logan.
An Irrigation Map.
The state irrigation board will, with
in a few weeks, issue a map which will
show by suitably colored lines the exact
location and length of every irrigating
ditch in the state. The map recently
issued by the state board of transpor
tation, on which the railroads and
streams of the state are laid down, will
be used as the basis of the new map
The valleys of the Platte, Republi
can, Niobrara, Elkhorn, Loud and most
of the smaller streams will show a net
work of mains and latterals which will
astonish those whobave not kept track
of the amount of work which has been
done in the irrigation section.. State
Engineer and Secretary Howell has
called in the services of Alexander
Schlegel of the land commissioner's of
fice to make the drawings for the map.
Another Irrigation Convention.
The McCook Tribune wants a Repub
lican valley irrigation convention to be
held in that city some time in Febru
ary. The convention to be called for
the purpose of general irrigation dis
cussion and the taking of definite steps
for organizing the valley of the Repub
lican and Frenchman rivers, under the
new state law, into districts be be
bonded for the construction of irriga
TheState vs. Ex-Treasurer Hill.
After the first jury trial of the case
of the state against ex-Treasurer Hill
there was left of the $15,000 legislative
appropriation S,709. 19. From the
itemized account in the governor's office
it is learned that of this sum S2.279.24
has been drawn, leaving a balance of
6,429.95. There are a few small items
yet to be drawn against this amount.
The amount of $2,279.24 is made up of
the following items: E. Wakely, 500;
G. M. Lambertson, S250; clerk of the
supreme court, 5261.05; jury expenses,
stenographic work, eta, SI, 268. 19. The
contract betweeu ex-Governor Crounse i
and Judge Wakeley provides that the j
latter is to receive 3,000 for carrying 1
the case to the supreme court, and 55,
000 should he recover an amount from
the bondsmen equaling 5100,000, and
the same proportion of 52,000 for any
sum under 5100,000 recovered.
Christian Workers Meet at Chadron.
Chadron dispatch: The Christian
Endeavor societies of northwestern Ne
braska will hold a big convention at
this city December 14 and 15. Presi
dent XV. A. Denley and Secretary Miss
Minnie Newby of the local organiza
tion are using their best efforts to make
the affair a great success. Delegates
are expected from all of the neighbor
ing cities, and many interesting papers
will be read and discussed. The music
is to be made a special feature: Prcf.
Bennett's choral class being the princi- i
pal attraction. All delegates from
abroad will be entertained free of cost. I
good is expected from the
Heavy Lots of a Farmer by Fire.
Wilson vii.le dispatch: A barn be
longing to William Campbell, five miles
south of here burned last night, to
gether with eight head of horses and
mules, thirty head of hogs, six tons of
hay and several sets of harness, the
damage amounting to 82,000.
Bound Over for Stealing Hogs.
Fremont dispatch: The preliminary
examination of Peter Milledge on the
charge of the larceny of seven hogs
from the Standard Cattle company at
Ames was held this morning. Joseph
Betts, who was an accomplice of Mill
edge's, testified that Milledge and him
self went to the pens and drove out
seven head about a mile out on the
prairie, loaded them into a wagon and
that Milledge took them to Hooper and
sold them. He was bound over to the
district court and in default of bail
went to jaiL
AS TO OUR FINANCES.
DEMAND FOR A TREASURY
It I Possible that Con cress May Order
the Same Experts to Blake a Thor
ough Examination of the Books la Or
der to Find Oat Why Secretary Car
lisle Has Delayed Payments of Impor
tant Pablle Works.
A Financial Inquiry.
Washington, Dec. 14. Several Re
publican members of the House have
been in consultation since the Presi
dent's message was made public as to
method whereby they could secure a
definite statement of the condition o:
the treasury. Mr. Walker of Massa
chusetts will endeavor to bring about
ftn investigation of the finances by an
expert, under the direction of the com
mittee on appropriations. To this ex
pert departmental officers will be
requested to give any information in
their power and he is to prepare a
statement of the following matters: Al
claims against the! United States that
were not paid before July 1, 1895, that
have been favorably reported upon by
any committee of the House and upon
which such claims the court of claims
has rendered judgment in favor of the
claimant; all claims on which the
court of claims has rendered judgment
in favor of the claimant, but which
have never yet been passed upon by
any committee of the House; a list o
the acts of Congress providing for any
public work, where the work was
completed and paid for prior to July 1,
1895, the statement to give the date of
the act, the total sum to be expended
under the act (or estimate thereof) and
the total amount appropriated under
or because of the act; the date upon
which the first moneys were paid out
of the United States treasury under
each appropriation and the amount
of money paid out during the
calendar year under each appro
priation up to July 1, 189C; the
value of so much of all government
work done and approved of by the
proper officers, on or before June 30,
in each year of the four years prior to
1896 which had not been paid for prior
to July 1 in each year; when any of
acts mentioned were passed to provide
premises to be used in the place of
premises for which the Government
was paying rent, the rents paid in
each quarter of any calendar year
since the passage of the act to be
One of the aims of this plan is to
substantiate the statement made by
Republicans that Secretary Carlisle
has delayed the payment of appropri
ations and held back public works in
order that the treasury may make the
best possible showing.
TRUST AGENT CONVICTED.
The Texas Law Proves Effective Against
the Standard Oil Monopoly.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 14. The trial of
the first of what is known as the
Standard Oil Trust cases was ended
yesterday, when E. T. Hathaway of
Denison, agent at that point for the
Waters-Pierce Oil Company, alleged
to be a member of the Standard Oil
Trust, was convicted of violating the
anti-trust statute of Texas, and the
jury assessed his penalty at 50 fine.
There are four other defendants
awaiting trial, and the indictments in
clude Messrs. Rockefeller, Flaplerand
the leading Standard and Waters
Pierce Oil Companies' officials, al
though none of them have been ar
rested. The case will be appealed at
once, and the much disputed question
of the constitutionality of the Texas
anti-trust law will be thoroughly
DEMOCRATIC CALL OUT
The National Committee to Meet Janu
ary 16 to Fix the Next Convention.
Philadelphia, Dec. 14. -W. F. Har
rity, chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee, to-day instructed
the secretary of the committee to no
tify the members to assemble in
Washington January JO for the pur
pose of selecting the time and place
for holding the next Democratic na
The Walter A. Wood Case Dropped.
Albany-, N. Y., Dec 14. The at
torneys for Mrs. Pattison, wife of the
late Admiral Pattison, in the matter
of the application to the attorney gen
eral for permission to begin proceed
ings in the courts looking to the
dissolution of the Walter A. Wood
Mowing and Reaping Machine com
pany, have withdrawn their case. It
is understood that the town of Hoosic
Falls will take up Mrs. Fattison's
stock at par value.
Bicycles for Policemen.
New York, Dec 14. Last night the
first squad of policemen, mounted on
bicyles, in this city, went on duty.
Hereafter four mounted patrolmen
will be constantly patrolling the
boulevard, lhe bicycle corps
dutJ 3ust the 8ame as any other police-
F111' except "at tbey will also regu-
taie ine iranic OI venicies ana prevent
fast or reckless driving.
A Truant Husband U roach t Back.
Bkltos, Mo., Dec 14. J. S. Burson,
formerly a jeweler of this town and
Harrisonville, who deserted his family
and eloped with, a woman from Knob
Noster, Ma, was captured in Texas
last Monday. Sheriff Holton of Cass
county arrived with him yesterday
and he is now lodged in jail at Har
risonville awaiting trial.
Omaha Treasury Muddle.
Omaha, Neb., Dec li. Some lively
developments over the city treasurer
ship are imminent. A. G. Edwards,
who was recently elected, was unable
to aecure a local bond. He got several
bond companies to sign the instru
ment, however, which was so unusual
and objectionable to Omaha citizens
that the mayor would not approve it.
This was on the theory that the com
panies, having no available assets in
Nebraska, could not be forced to pay
in the event of litigation. The old
city treasurer holds over. The treasurer-elect
talks of bringing mandamus
GIGANTIC TRUST FORMED.
Eastern Trunk Lines Perfect Their
Hew Yobk, Dec 1. The greatest
railway trust of modern times was
practically perfected in New York yes
terday when the railroad magnates of
the new joint Eastern Traffic Associa
tion, formed from the Old Trunk Line
and Central Traffic Associations, met
and appointed a board of three arbi
trators. President Roberts presided
and at the close of the meeting it was
announced that the following gentle
men had been chosen arbitrators cf
the new association: J. F. Goddard,
New York; Garrett A. Hobart, New
Jersey, and ex-Governor Jacob D. Cox,
Ohio. Frank H. Hoyt was elected
secretary to the board of control.
The new agreement signed by the
different roads in the association will
go into effect with the first of the new
year. The new joint traffic associa
tion of January 1 will begin its five
years' agreement to control the policy
of thousands of miles of railroad and
settle all questions and differences by
arbitration. The association will
have jurisdiction over all traffic, pss
senger and freight, to, from or through
the Western terminal of the trunk
lines. The managers will pass on all
applications for changes in rates and
rules and their action upon all ques
tions, except as to rates and fares, will
be subject to appeal to the board of
arbitrators. The toard of control will
decide appeals in regard to rates and
This association embraces all the
railroads between Chicago, St. Louis
and the Atlantic seaboard. In the
face of this gigantic combination of
capital all other trusts fade into in
significance. This pool represents
more than $l,500,0o,000 in capital.
The importance of this organization
is beyond estimate. If it stands the
tests of law it will work a revolution
in transportaiion interests. The
stated object of the combinaon is to
make the stocks and bonds which rep
resent this fabulous capital pay better
dividends. The promoters of
the enterprise deny that they
contemplate raising rates. But
it is reasoned that when
maintaining rates means compelling
railroads that are carrying passengers
and freight cheap to advance their
rates to the level of those which are
not giving the service cheap, the effect
is substantially an increase of rates.
The six railway 'kings" responsible
for this scheme are Chauncey M.
Depew of the New York. Central,
2,800 miles: Sam Sloan, Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western, 1,000 miles;
George B. Roberts, Pennsylvania,
8,700 miles; M. R. Ingalls, Chesapeake
& Ohio and Cincinnati, Chicago & St.
Louis, 4.700 miles; E. B. Thomas.
Erie, 2,100 miles; Sir Charles Rivers
Wilson, Grand Trunk, 4,o()0.
The Murder of Another Woman Laid
Stillwater, Minn., Dec 1 . When
Claus A. Blixt was told of the rumor
that Harry Hayward had confessed to
instigating the murder of Lena Olsen,
a domestic, in Duluth, in the fall of
1894, he said:
All I know about that
is that Lena Olsen once lived at
the Ozark fiats, and that Harry
was intimately acquainted with the
person who is supposed to have gone
with her to the place of her death.
The woman's dead body was afterward
found floating in the Mississippi at St.
Paul. My impression was that it was
Harry who killed the floater. I know
he expected and planned to kill me
after I had done his bidding to that
poor Ging girl. He came to my room
no less than five times after I got
back, but as I was in great pain from
the drugged whisky he had given me,
my wife was with me, and he didn't
get the chance."
The Queerest of Wagers.
Wichita, Kan,, Dec. 14. This morn
ing a contract was signed between
George J. Mold, an ex-letter carrier of
this city, and Cash Henderson, pro
prietor of the New xork store, by
which the former agrees to make a
tour of the world in four years from
January 1, costumed as a clown and
speaking no word except to and
through a ventriloquil figure which he
carries, to start penniless and return
with $20,000 honorably earned on a
wager of 810,000 put up by Henderson.
Mold is to be accompanied by R. F.
Kinneard as a representative of Hen
derson to see that the contract is fully
The Match Trust's French Deal.
Chicago, Dec. 14. A contract has
been made with the French govern
ment by which the Diamond Match
company receives a bonus ox $100,000
for the use of its machines in the man
ufacture of matches, which is a gov
ernment monopoly in that country.
The company will receive $100,000 a
year during the life of the contract,
which is for five years, with the priv
ilege of renewal.
fratal Kunawar Accident.
Mil, ax. Mo., Dec. 14 A fatal acci
dent occurred near this city last nsght.
William Mendonhall, his wife and lit
tle daughter Bessie started to town,
and while going down a steep incline
the team became unmanageable and
ran away. A piece of the tonsrue
struck the little girl on the head, com
pletely tearing her skull away. The
parents also received injuries which
may be fatal.
Was Not Billy Slyer.
Chicago, Dec 14. Billy Myer, the
middle-weight pugilist,, denies that he
was one of the principals in the Myer-
Stewart mill near Jeffersonville. He
adds that he has retired from the ring
and does not know the identity of the
man "who is using his name.
A Koted UriTer Dead.
New York, Dec. 14. John A. Gold
smith, the noted driver and handler
of trotting horses, died to-day in the
Presbyterian hospital. He had gone
to the hospital to nave what na
thought a trivial operation performed
He never rallied.
Kdltor 6ent to the Penitentiary.
Ibdiaxapolis, Ind., Dec. 14. James
B. Wilson, editor of an' Indianapolis
paper, was sentencea oy juage ltauer,
of the Federal court, to two years in
State's prison for sending obscene lit
erature through the mails. x
HONORS TO THURMAN
COLUMBUS PAYS TRIBUTE
Hundreds of People, From the Governot
of the State Down, Gather at the House
of Death. The Services Condncted by
a Tenerable Preacher. Borne to . tlie
Grave By His Grandsons.
The Fnneral of Allen G. Thurmnn.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16. With sim
ple yet solemn ceremonies the body of
Allen G. Thurman, jurist, statesman
and beloved citizen, was consigned to
the earth this morning. The entire
city felt the loss and joined with the
bereaved family in their grief,
j The funeral was held at the Thur
man residence at the Corner of Rich
street and Washington avenue at 10
o'clock this morning. Even beiore
the appointed hour the house was sur
rounded by sorrowing friends, who
were gathered to pay the last tribute
to the memory of the beloved dead.
; The Thurman Club, named for the
'Old Roman," and in whose affairs the
dead Senator took the greatest inter
est during his lifetime, met at their
club rooms and marched in a body to
the house. Governor McKinley and
the State officials met in accordance
with a prearranged plan and together
proceeded to the residence, as did also
l the city officials, headed by Mayor
; Allen. The postmaster, acting under
special permission from Washington,
had closed the office and all the em
ployes, as well as the other govern-
ment officials in the city, attended. In
addition to these were numerous pri
( vate citizens from every walk of life,
making an immense concourse. Prob
ably at no time has there been a more
notable gathering in the city of Col
umbus on such occasion.
The members of the family, 'the
Governor and party, and such of the
friends as could be accommodated,
were admitted to the house previous
to the beginning of the services, and
then the uoors were closed antil the
brief exercises were concluded. The
I Rev. J. L. Grover, who conducted the
obsequies, was a lifelong friend of the
Senator and is himself bowed under
the weight of years, having passed
his 89th milestone in life's journey,
and his white head shook ana .his
voice trembled as he proceeded,
j The venerable pastor began by
reading the 90th Psalm, and followed
; with a brief prayer. The services
were simple in character, there being
no music, and consisted of the reading
' of the Episcopal burial service and 1
Corinthians, xv, 20. Following this
the Rev. Mr. Grover recited the Lord's
! prayer and then pronounced the bene-
diction. There was nothing whatever
in the nature oi a sermon, nor were
there any other words spoken. Sim
plicity had been the desire of the dead
man and his wishes were respected.
For two hours after the services had
been concluded a steady stream of
people passed through the residence
and looked for the last time on the
noble old face.
There was but few floral designs.
On the coffin were palm leaves, holly
! an floral designs of simple variety.
tiav.ng consented under pressure
to share their grief with the public
during the morning, the family was
left alone with their dead after the
body had been viewed. During the
afternoon the immediate members of
the family of the deceased accom
panied the body to Green Lawn ceme
tery west of the city, where it was
consigned to the grave. The services
there were even more simple than
tho-se at the house, consisting only of
a prayer as the body was lowered to
its last resting place, the Rev. E. L.
Rexford of the First Universalist
church, being the officiating minister.
The pallbearers were mostly grand
sons and near relatives of ihe iudire.
RED CROSS "ACCEPTS.
It Undertakes to Distribute Armenian
Relief Contributions. .
Washington, Dec. 16. The Ameri
can Red Cross Society has decided to
accept the duty of distributing the re
lief funds for the Armenian sufferers,
and has issued the following state
ment: "Owing to the unanimous and
urgent appeals from the friends of
humanity, representing nearly all of
the people of this country, the Ameri
can National Red Cross has decided
that it must accept the sacred trust of
endeavoring to relieve starving Arme
nians in Asia Minor. According to
conservative estimates there are 350,000
utterly destitute people in that country
who will have to be assisted six or
eight months until the next harvest.
Fully realizing the difficulties and
dangers to be met, the Red Cross will
fctart for Turkey as soon as sufficient
funds are placed at its disposal, or
guaraurted, to insure success. Funds
mari be sent to Miss Clara Barton,
president and treasurer of the Ameri
can National Red Cross, Washington,
D. C. Authorized agents to receive
funds and materials will be published
in a few days. The Red Cross also
suggests that goods, grain and other
materials may be st by chartered
The Red Cross party, including Miss
Barton, will leave immediately after
being assured of a sufficient sum to
carry forward the work. The start
must be made at an early day, as it
will take five weeks to get to the dis
tressed district, and the demands of
the suffering people are urgent
A 9300,000 Fire.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dec 16.
Fire in the wholesale district of the
city last night caused a loss of over
33CO,000. A heavy wind blew fire
brands in every direction and made
the blaze a hard one to fight.
General Kwi Political Dinner.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 16- Hon.
John C. New, formerly consul general
to London, and who has had charge of
all of General Harrison's campaigns,
gave a dinner last night in which
there is supposed to be some politics.
The guest of honor was ex-President
Harrison, and at the other side of the
host was seated William R. McKeen,
president of the Vandalia Railroad
Company, aud a declared candidate for
the United States Senate, to succeed
Voorhces Other celebrities present
wt vvt Judges Wood and " Baker, of the
Fvdoral court, Qeneral Lew Wallace
and James Whitcomb Riley.
Ttrtnirlnr Place for Every Nlatr
Three Men In the Country.
Washington, Dec. 16. There ar
203.38S retail liquor dealers in tha
United States holding licenses from
the commissioner of internal revenue
and 4,555 wholesale liquor dealera.
There are 10,486 others who deal only
in malt liquors at retail and 5,655 who
sell only malt liquors by wholesale,
making a total of 29,081 In addi
tion to these there are 1,440 rectifiers
and 1,771 brewers, making a grand
total of 832,295 persons or firms who
hold licenses from the government of
the United States to make and sell in
Assuming the population of the
United States to be 65,000,000, this
gives an average of one liquor dealer
to every 280 men, women and children.
Assuming again that two-thirds of the
population are women and children
and temperance people who do not
patronize saloons, it will be seen that
there is one drinking place for an
average Ul uiucij-uiicc xucu i iuo
country. This is a good text for tem
The largest number of saloon li
censes issued in any one state was 41,
176 in New York. Illinois has the
second place with 17,833, Ohio 15,817,
Pennsylvania, 14,113 and California
l'J,7Z2. Among the prohibition states
Iowa seems to have the most prosper
ous liquor traffic. She has 10 rectifiers,
18 breweries, 76 wholesale liquor deal
ers, 4,631 retail liquor dealers, 318
wholesale dealers in malt liquors, 160
retail dealers in malt liquors only,
making a total of 5,213 engaged in
the liquor business. Kansas comes
next with 2,SS0 persons and firms en
gaged in making and selling liquor,
including 1 rectifier, 2 brewers, 13
wholesale and L',225 retail liquor deal
ers, 59 wholesale and 270 retail dealers
It is a curious fact that there are 635
more persons and firms engaged in the
liquor business in the prohibition
State of Iowa than in Kentucky,
where the manufacture of whisky is
considered a fine art and its coiisnmp
tion an accomplishment. ""
Alaska, Indian territory. North Da
kota and Vermont are the only States
and territories without wholesale
liquor dealers. Alaska, Florida, In
dian territory, Maine, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Vermont and Wyom
ing have no breweries.
Detroit's Chief Magistrate Suffers Incon
venience for the Public's Good.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 16. Mayor
Pingree got a free ride yesterday
morning through refusing to pay his
fare on a Citizens' Company's car,
unless the conductor should sell him
six tickets for a quarter. Last night
he repeated the experiment twice and
was put off each time. The conductor
who allowed the mayor to ride free
has been temporarily suspended.
The mayor intends to make a test
case of the question, although there is
no ordinance requiring' the company
to sell six tickets for a quarter.
The Chinese Back In I'ort Arthur.
London, Dec. 16. A special dispatch
from Shanghai says that several Rus
sian warship watched the formal re-
! entry of the Chinese into Port Arthur,
j It is believed here that China, as a re
J ward for Russia's intervention in her
! favor with Japan after the war, will
' permit the Russian Pacific fleet to
; winter in Kian-Chu bay.
I Warner and Keecf.
j Washington, Dec. 16. Politicians
are discussing with considerable vigor
some of the possible results of the Re
'' publican national convention going to
i St. Louis. The latest suggestion on
the subject of presidential candidates
; is this ticket: Reed of Maine, presi
' dent; Warner of Missouri, vice presi
dent. i L1VK STOCK AN I PRODUCE MAKKETS
Quotations From New York, Chicago,
lxul, Omaha and 1 lsewhere.
Butter Creamery separator. . J9
Butter Fair to good country. 19
grjrs Fresh 18
Sprinjr chickens, live, per to... 5
Chickens Dressed, per lb 6
Ducks Perir 7
Turkeys For lb 8
Pralriechlckeiis Ferdoz 5 50
tieese-l'er lb 7
Lemons Choice Messinas 4 25
Oranges Pit box 4 00
Apples Per bbl- 2 75
Sweet potatoes Wood, per bbl 2 60
Potatoes Per bu 25
Beans Navy, band-plcUed.bu 1 6T
Cranberries t ape Cod, pr.bbl 8 00
Hay Upland, per ton 6 60
Onions Per bu 30
Broom Corn Green, per tt.. 1
Hozs Mixed packing 8 60
Hofrs Heavy Veicbts 3 65
Beeves Mockers and feeders. 2 25
Beef bteers 2 00
Bulls 1 50
Maps 1 75
Calves.. 2 00
Oxen 2 80
Cows 1 60
Heifers 1 90
Westerns 2 75
fheep Lambs 3 00
Sheep Mixed natives 2 25
id 4 60
to 1 75
& 3 70
di i 03
& 2 40
O 5 00
( 3 00
& 3 70
& 4 25
Wheat No. 2. spring
Corn Per bu 2.VfcO
Oats Per bu 17 a 17
Pork 7 7H 8 00
Lard 6 20 OS 22
attle nestsrn ranee steers. A w
4 4 23
64 6 00
fcheep Westerns .
Wheat No. 2, red winter
1 orn No. 2,
Oats No. 2,
Lard 6 50
Wheat No. 2 red, cash
Corn Per bu
Oats Per bu -
Hoes Mixed picking
Cattle Native steers
Wheat No. 2 ha rd
Corn No. 2.
17 a 174
3 25 3 75
8 00 4 75
2 2 . 3 25
8 75 4 80
Oats No. 2
oais jmo. z it 4
CattlfStockersand feeders.. 2 40 S 50
nuKs-fuieu racaers 3 30 3 43
Sheep Lambs 3 25 4 00
Contracts for new mail pouches were
awarded to a man named Quinn of
Secretary Herbert will ask congress
to give him authority to award con
tracts for six new battleships.
Fire destroyed the Montrose hotel
at Montrose, Mo.
Joseph Jeffries in in u
iiiu., on a charge of
South Dakota Methodlsta are to irive
church g traiSe mney Ud J
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