Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, September 28, 1900, Image 2

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The Coal Miners in Markio Elopei Accept
Part of Finu'a Terms.
Sheriff of Ultra County Make
rnniBU for Itosblns Troop from
hhenanrtoah If OcrMlon for Their Use
ArUn-l'rac to II Ma lotaloed.
llAZLETON. IM.. Hept. 27. The -!-ti
Mt the nit hps or O. U. Markle Co.
riajt been reached. There wore many
xprMlon smone the men today of
llHnatiHfa .lon with Borne of the firm's
answers to their demands. The prin
cipal grievance u the wage scale. They
auk ror only about half of what the
United Mine Workers are demanding.
Operations at the Markle collieries
were suspended today so that the em
ployew could hold a meetirg to di3cuss
the firm's answer. The meeting was
.held in the fornoon and this afternoon
the committee composed tf employes
ot the several Markle mi'ies. with the
exception of ElKjrvale. which Is com
pletely tied up. made known to the firm
the decision of the employes. They
Accept the firm's proposition In regard
to the hoisting iren from Ibe slope, ac
quiesce In the refusal to pay the engi
neers by the hour and wa"i to further
arbitrate all the other giievances ex
cept those relating to semi-monthly
pay and the location or powder houses,
which have been adjusted by the an
swer of Markle & Co.
The men also decided to remain at
work pending the arbitration negotia
tions and agreed to ask the firm to
"deduct from the pay of each family
that returns to work their quota for
the payment of the arbitrator selected
by the men."
Judging only by the talk of the
men It looks as if a considerable num
ber of men will not go to work to
morrow morning. The force of men at
?juh of the Markle slopes is now very
horthanded. The firm for the time
being refuses to discuss anything in
connection with its future actions.
The request made yesterday by Sher
iff Harvey for troops, although not re
fused. a3 not granted by Governor
Stone. The sheriff and the state offi
cials at Harrlsburg. however, have an
understanding and If Mm necessity
arises soldiers will be thrown into this
region in short order. If this be done
the first to arrive would to one of the
commands now stationed at Shenan
doah. There were no disturbances report
ed In this region today. Rumors of
contemplated marches of strikers are
constantly in circulation, but as far
as can be learned there is no truth in
any of them.
With regard to the g'neral strike
situation in the Lehigh Valley it can
not be said that many great gains were
made on either side today Some who
quit work yesterday at the Tomhicken.
Derringer and Cowan mines returned
today. The Lehigh Valley Coal com
pany reports more men wor.mng 10
Ca.y tu:nfime since tlairilu. be-
The labor leaders claim accessions
to their ranks from both the mines at
Eckley and Lattimer. The dally pro
duction of coal in the district is stead
ily decreasing. This 13 shown from
the shipments of coal from the region
today, which indicate a falling off of
more than 73 per cent.
Austria and Italy Only Goeeramenta that
Reply Favorably.
PARIS. Sept. 27. It is asserted from
excellent diplomatic sources that Aus
tria and Italy are the only powers
whirti have replied favorably and un
conditionally to Germany's note. It
is certainly a fact that the replies cf
Russia and France are almost identi
cal, involving the punishment of the
originators of the anti-foreign assaults
but not making their surrender an ab
solute condition of the peace prelim
inaries. Japan takes a middle course, lean
ing a little more strongly toward Ger
many, while Great Britain declines.
A powerful argument used against
Germany's position was its establish
ment of a precedent that would per
mit the powers in future wars to de
mand personages considered by them
to be guilty leaders and that their pun-.
Ishment is deemed fit before peace ne
gotiations are undertaken.
pte Carnegie's rrpoP
VI W A. Ia.. Sept. 26.-3 V
?pted Andrew Carnegre-sja
urruJiWA. ia.. Sept. Z6.-rJ pwa
has accepted Andrew Carnegfe-sjap-propriation
of $50,000 for a free public
siuiaij. 1 ne election uu ue issue giv
ing a majority of almost bOO in favor
of the measure; 272 were cast by mal6
voters. The women were also permit
ted to vote and their majority increas
ed the total to almost 500. The meas
ure lost last June, when the judge of
the district court held that the women
were not entitled to vote. The male
vote in June gave a majority of 81
against the measure, the issue carry
ing only by the votes cast by the wo
men. The election settles the ques
tion. Aertsed s a Hold Up.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Sept. 26. The
police locked up a suspicious character
and put him in the sweat box. He
soon was spotted as the party who held
up a Bohemian named Zivanski. liv
ing near Virginia, six weeks ago. Zi
vanski was sent for and at once iden
tified Bilger as his assailant. The
prisoner denies that he had anything
to do with the hold up. but it is now
known that he served time before.
Stat May Ft elp Gvlveston.
GALVESTON. Tex.. Sept. 27. Near
ly 2.000 men were engaged clearing the
streets, removing debris and disposing
of dead bodies today. Twenty-five
bodies were recovered today and thirty-five
yesterday. Governor Sayers
left here this afternoon for Austin,
where he will consult wl-h the attor
ney general relative to a proposition
zrom tne city government tor a fund
-with which to operate the municipal
government from now until the end of
the fiscal year. February 28. About
1100.000 will be required.
TVae Appearautly la tba Boat of Health
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Sept. 26. Gen
eral John M. Palmer, ex I nited States
senator from Illinois, die! at his resi
dence in this city at 8 a. m.
He died from heart failure. He
was an honorary pallbearer at Genera)
McClernand's funeral last Saturday.
Last night General Palmer was on the
street viewing the state fair illumina
tions until a late hour, apparently in
the best of health. He was about 83
years of age.
General Palmer complained yester
day of a pain In the cheat. He slept
uneasily last night and about 8 o'clock
this morning Mrs. Palmer called a
physician, who did not think the
general's condition alarming. The
general awoke about 7 o'clock this
morning, still complaining. He talk
ed to his wife for a short time. then,
fell Into a doze and expired soon aftei.
John McAuley Palmer was born on
a farm on Eag'e creek. Scott county,
Kentucky, September 13. 1817. The
family removed to Illinois in 1831 and
settled upon a farm on Wood river in
Madison county. Senator Palmer re
ceived such education as the limited
school facilities of the time and coun
try afforded. He worked his way
through one year of Shurtleff college
at Upper Alton and then went to work
to learn the cooper's trade. He then
in turn was a clock and school
te:ner. devoting his evenings to read
ing law. His determination to be
come a lawyer was strengthened by a
chance meeting with Stephen A. Doug
las, and he went to Cariinville and
entered a law oflice. In December,
18jtf, he went to Springfield and was
admitted to the bar. On the same
evening he met Abraham Lincoln and
from that time to Lincoln's death thc7
were warm pe-sonal friends. On De
cember 20, 1842. he married Mis3 Me
llnda Ann Nealy. Ten children were
born of the marriage, six of whom are
living. In 1843 he was elected probate
justice Oi his county. In 1849 he was
elected county judge and In 1851 to the
state senate.
Dividing Up Relief Funds.
GALVESTON. Sept. 26. Governor
Sayers arrived here today in response
to a request from the Gaiveston Cen
tral committee for a conference tn re
gard to several matters. The governor
expressed himself as unwilling to have
anything whatever to do with the dis
tribution of any relief funds. He says
he will apportion the funds in hi3
hands among the various communities
which have suffered from the storm,
and that the citizens or each of theao
communities must entrust the distri
bution to the local committees, com
posed of the best citizens of their re
spective places.
Engines Go to the Round Horn.
READING, Pa.. Sept. 26. During
last night but 550 cars of coal were
brought down from the Schuylkill re
gion. This includes the Heading com
pany and individual collieries in op
eration, and is less than one-third of
an average day's run with all the mines
gaing. It is estimated that . 1.800
trainmen fu the coal service are idle
and many more will be th;own out of
employment. Engines ar? now being
stored in the shops and roundhouses.
Hundreds of carloads of bituminous
coal are being rushed to the larger
cities and manufacturing towns.
Instructions to Jury. .
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 25. The
defense closed sufrebuttal testimony
in the Howard case at 10 o'clock to
day. Judge Cantrell gave only two in
structions to the jury, in substance as
follows: irst, to befound guilty if the
jury believes Howard fired the shot or
if he was present when Youtse, Berry,
Howard or others fired the shot.
Second, the defendant cannot be
convicted on the testimony of an ac
complice. Sixteen Killed In Storm.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Sept. 25.
Sixteen persons are reported killed in
tne storm at Morristown. Minn., at 6
o'clock this evening.
According to the report which is
very meagre, a large tree was lifted
from the ground and carried over a
housetop and deposited on a brick
building, used as a saloon. This was
completely wrecked and from it the
bodies of eight men were taken. The
report does not say how much damage
was done to property there.
First a now In Wromlng.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Sep. 26. The
first snow of the season fell here this
evening from Granite Canyon west to
Evanston.' Snow has been falling all
day. At Sherman thirteen inches of
snow was reported at 6 o'clock. The
weather is cold throughout southern
Hob Destroying Churches.
HONG KONG. Sept. 26. A mob de
stroyed the Catholice church at To
kaahang. a few miles from Canton.
They afterwards desecrated the Amer
ican Bapti3t mission graveyard. Yes
terday rowdle3 destroyed the Ameri
can Presbyterian church, just outside
of Canton. The feeling in Fatshan Is
Hehrasban Gets a Life Sentence.
HARRISON. Neb.. Sept. 26. The
jury in tue case against Chase Russell,
charged with the murder of A. L.
Standenmair last May, returned a ver
dict of guilty an- Judge Westover
fixed his sentence at life Imprisonment
'.fie verdict receive'" the almost unan
imous approbation of the people.
Apple are Badly Damage.
NEW YORK, Sept. 26. While first
reports of serious apple losses, fol
lowing the September gales, were in
some instances exaggerated, latest ad
vices to the American Agriculturist
still show beyond question enormous
quantities were blown from the trees.
Sheltered orchards and those on the I
eastern slopes of hills escaped serious
injury, according to that authority in 1
its issue of September 29. but advices
indicate that all the way from 10 per ,
cent up to 60 and 75 per cent, and oc
casionally more, of the apples are on
tn ground. j
On! a Small Portion of Troops to be B
tained in Pekin.
Orders Directing Chaffee to Maintain
Legation Guard Cabled Instruction
to Conger Withheld Great Urltala and
tba United States.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. The Uni
ted States government today took the
first step towards the redemption of
its pledge made to the Russian gov
ernment August 28 last by cablegram
instruction to General Chaffee to re
duce the American forces in China to
the proportions of a legation guard.
Nearly a month ago the Russian gov
ernment was toid through M. De Wol
lant. Its charge here, that if the Rus
sian forces and ministry were with
drawn from Tekin "we shall give in
structions to the commander of the
American frees In China to withdraw
our forces from Pekin, after due con
ference with the other commanders as
to the time and manner of withdraw
al." That time has now come and to
day's action marks the beginning of
the disappearance of the American
army from China, for although some
military force is to remain, it will not
be of the character of an army, but
under the conditions laid down in the
order to General Chaffe?. and espe
cially under its official designation as
a "legation guard." will Le rather of
the nature of a civil guard. This small
force will not be Included in the mili
tary operations which may be con
ducted by the allied armies and so will
rot fall subject to the direction of
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee.
the commander-in-chief.
Much thousht has been given to
the proper number of troops to be al
lotted for this purpose, ?nd it is be
lieved that the 1,400 men relected will
be quite sufficient to protect the Amer
ican legation against anv force that
could be brought against it. It is note
worthy, too, that the most complete ar
rangements have been ordered for the
maintenance of the men. while care
has been taken that there shall not
be a shortage of ammunition, as there
was in the British legation during the
eiege. It Is estimated at cut a week
will be required to bring the 3.500 sol
diers away from Pekin, but as the start
cannot be made immediately it will at
least be the end of the first week In
October before the movement can be
It Is stated at the quartermaster's
department that there are not trans
ports available to bring off the force
which will come out of China. Three
or four vessels will be at Taku by the
time the troops are ready to move. Be
sides the transports for the men a
number of animal ships will take
away the horses and mule?, which will
not be needed in China. General
Chaffee is authorized to tfcke from the
ships now at Taku such stores as will
be necessary to laJhlm ttrouglwhe
winter. .
England Agrees with This Country on
the Proposition of Germany.
LONDON. Sept. 26. Lord Salisbury
has replied to the German note in
terms identical with those of the Uni
ted States.
According to a dispatch received here
from Berlin, the Russian and Japan
ese replies to Germany's proposal, re
ceived yesterday, asserted that Rus
sia "assents in principle," while Jap
an's answer is an "unemphatic ap
proval." A news agency dispatch from Hong
Kong says that 20,000 Triads have
congregated in the neighborhood of
Chung Chuin and threaten to make an
attack on Canton.
Army Post for ftiWMton.
WASHINGTON. Sept 25. The re
establishment of the army post at Saa
Jaclntc. , Galveston, will depend en
tirely on the report of the board of
engineer officers recently appointed by
General Wilson, chief of engineers to
consider the feasibility and advisa
bility of the reconstruction of the
fortifications at that and other points
in the harbor. The San Jacinto gar
rison suffered severely from the re
cent hurricane. All the buildings were
destroyed. The fortifications were dam
aged badly. The soldiers have been
withdrawn and the post, temporarily,
U abandoned.
Answer th Xote.
BERLIN. Sept. 26. The foreign
officials have informed the Associated
Press that Russia and Japan have
formerly answered the German note,
"particularly emphasizing their agree
ment to the proposition to have the
ministers designate the guilty."
Great Britain has not yet formally
The correspondent of the Associated
Press finds that political circles here
are confident Great Britain will not
adopt the United States position.
Root Condition Improving.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. Adjutant
General Corbiu has received a personal
letter from Secretary Root saying that
his condition is improving, but giv
ing no indication of a p'lrrt'se to re
turn to Washington in th3 Immediate
future. Secretary Root is at his sum
mer home at Southampton, L. I., and
is convalescing from an operation for
the removal of a carbuncle in his
Can't Find a Candidate.
YORK. Pa.. Sept. 26. A. B. Farqu
har, manufacturer o this city, nas
been tendered the nomination for the
presidency on the ticket of the Na
tional party. Mr. Farquhar today de
clined the nomination on account of
pressure of business.
Daaaag Will Ba A boat SSO.eee.
DALLAS, Tex.. Sept. 26. The Trin
ity liver was higher last night than
it has been since 1890. The damage
to roads and bridges in about a dozen
counties ia northern Texas will be
about s50.0eo.
Reply II eld to Afford China a Xfmj Oat
of 2ts Olffleultlee.
COLOGNE. Sept 25. The Kolnische
Zeitung publishes an inspired telegram
from Berlin. i which the Washington
government's reply to the German note
is characterized as a manifest effort
to assist the Chinese governmentto
accept the proposals with regard to
the punishment of tne leaders in the
Chinese trouble. The telegram points
out that, though the American reply
shows an indulgent disposition, it must
not be deduced therefrom that the
'VAishington government thinks t,he
United States trade and missionary
interests require less careful protec
tion than those of the other powers.
but that the United States government
is compelled to be indulgent owing to
the unfavorable effect upon the situa
tion in the Philippines caused by the
transfer of troops from those islands
to China.
As a matter of fact, the telegram
adds, a vigorous and exemplary pun
ishment of the guilty counsellors of
the Chinese court will be in accord
ance with the interests of both Ameri
can trade and missionaries. For a
settlement between the powers and
China It makes no difference, how
eve, arserts the telegram, whether
America co-operates any further or
not. Forces sufficient for all emer
gencies will remain available to se
cure the expiation demanded by the
civilized world.
Strikers Gala Some Ground la the Tlclnl
Ity of Shamokla.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Sept. 25. Not
withstanding the efforts of operators,
none of the collieries in this vicinity
resumed this morning. Themincrs as a
bodyremained away from the collier
ies to the surprise of several opera
tors who were confident their mines
would be able to start up. Attempts
were also made to work collieries be
tween nere and MountCarmel, but
scarcely any miners reported.
The failure of the men to go to
work averted trouble. All the col
lieries were heavily guarded by coal
and iron police and special officers.
The strikers scored a victory by in
ducing 10 per cent of the men in the
North Franklin colliery at Trcvorton
to stay at home today. Leaders of the
United Mines Workers assert that
within a few days the colliery will be
tied up. A carload of deputies went
to the mine early today. It is operated
by the Philadelphia & Reading Coal
and Iron company and employs about
500 men and boys. The company was
hopeful up to this morning that all the
men would remain at work during the
Miners Gain their Point.
VICTOR. Colo.. Sept. 25. The
threatened strike of the miners em
ployed in six of the leading gold mines
of this district because of orders re
cently issued by the English manage
ment of Stratton's Independence, re
quiring all miners to strip naked and
pass before the superintendent for in
spection to prevent their purloining
valuable ore, has been prevented by an
agreement entered into tonight be
tweenthe miners' committee and the
managers. The order was modified so
to make it necessary for the men to
remove their outer clothing. It re
quired several meetings between the
representative of both sides to at
tain this result.
Tellow Fever Gain In Cuba.
HAVANA. Sept. 24. Thirty-one new
cases of yellow fever have been offi
cially reported since Friday, making
nearly 100 now under treatment. Cap
tain George S. Cartwrlght, Twenty
fourth United States infantry, quarter
master's department, who was taken
down with the rever last Monday at
Camp Columbia, is dead. Robert
Thomas and Alfred Kilbourne, second
United States artillery, were attacked
Governor General Wood suegests
that departmental clerks should not
reside in Havana, while the fever is
Tnd'an Slagged to Death.
DULUTH. Minn.. Sept. 25. Artur
Cummins, a teacher at the Vermillion
reservation Indian school, came down
from Tower today and gave himself up
to the United States authorities for
filing 1 young Indian boy named
Charles Eagle at the school Thursday
last. The Indian was 17 years oid
ard very large, while Cummins Is a
slight man. The young Indian declined
to obey and was being put in the guard
house. The teacher undertook to nhys
ically execute his command and Eagle
resisted , violently.
Wu Gets Orer His "care.
WASHINGTON. Sept 23. The de
tectives who have been on duty at the
Chinese legation for about two months
today returned to headquarters, there
bein? no further necessity, in the judg
ment of major Sylvester, hief of po
lice, and Mr. Wu. for the presence of
detectives at the minister's residence.
It is understood that as soon as the
condition of affairs in China will ad
mit of it Minister Wu will visit Peru,
to which country he also is the accred
ited representative of his government
Famoaa Editor Passes Away.
STOCKHOLM, . Sept 24. The an
nouncement of the death of S. A. Hed
lund. the well known editor, has caused
a widespread .feeling of regret De
ceased was for years a member of Par
liament and . . lively debater and he
greatly assisted in the solution of the
labor problem.
Displeasing to the Eacllsb.
LONDON, Sept 25. The afternoon
newspapers, which comment on the
American reply to the German note,
attribute it to "political exigencies."
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "It is a
shock to find the government at Wash
ington taking up the position that the
justification of the punishment of the
Chinese responsible for the outrage,
torture and murder of American citi
zens should be left to the initiative of
the murderers themselves, for it ia
Impossible to doubt that the respon
sible authors are the imperial authorities."
Hone of tba Powers Have Replied to the
Amarican Note Anent China.
A Program to II Arranged aad Certain
Broad Principles to be Agreed Upoa
wool to If Submitted to t lie Euro
pean Governments.
WASHINGTON. Sent. 2i. The dob!
tion of the United States on China,
as made known In the notes made nub
ile yesterday, is receiving the earnest
consideration of the other powers and
tnelr representatives here, it Is look
ed upon as a sort of turning point in
the negotiations, on which the align
ment of the several countries will be
determined and their programs fram
ed. There has been no 'Aord. how
ever, from any of the governments
concerning their view of the Amerl
can position, and it Is expected that
some days will elapse before any new
move is made. There Is reason to be
lieve that the American note was con
sidered at Berlin yesterday by those
chief in authority, but thi3 has brought
no positive developments thus far.
The Chinese minister has not heard
from Li Hung Chang or Prince Chlng
since the purposes of this government
were made known to them. Minister
Wu continues to express the earnest
hope that the United States will take
the lead in bringing about a settle
ment. Aside from its benefits to all
the powers and to China, the minister
says it would establish lasting bonds
between this country and China and
would pave the way for treaty rela
tions of the most advantageous char
acter for American interests.
In accordance with the statement
made to Germany to the effect that the
United States government is about to
authorize Mr. Conger to enter forth
with into conference with the duly au
thorized representatives of the Chinese
government with a view of bringing
about a preliminary agreement. Act
ing Secretary of State Hill spent some
time yesterday framing the directions
to Mr. Conger. In view of the pecu
liarly delicate nature of the task to
be confided to Mr. Conger, this is a
work requiring much thought. The
language of the note professing to
state what Mr. Conger is to do is un
usual and seems generally to indicate
that he is about to undertake to bring
the powers and China together; in ac
tuality, he is to serve as mediator in
part at least.
He presumably will arrange with the
Chinese representatives, Li Hung
Chang and Prince Chlng, as to the
place where they are willing to meet
the representatives of the powers to
discuss a final settlement, and try to
fix upon certain broad principles that
shall govern the conference. This, pro
gram must be submitted to the pow
ers to ascertain If they are willing to
accept It If so, then it may be that
something in the nature of a joint in
ternational peace commission will deal
with the Chinese representatives.
Should the powers or anv of them re
ject any such program as Mr. Conger
may be able to frame, then It appears
that there will be nothing for the
United States to do but o make ne
gotiations on Its own account, making
sure that no subsequent action of the
dis&enting powers negatives any of the
results secured by our commissioners
In the settlement directly with China.
Foster Declines the Task.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 25. Ex-Secretary
John W. Foster today stated that
he did not expect to tae part in tie
international Chinese negotiations. He
said Li Hung Chang had expressed a
desire that he come to China and aid
in the negotiations, but he did not
think he could be of any special service
under existing circumstances. Besides
it was a long journey, the Inclement
season of the year was approaching
and he had no desire again to revisit
the far cast.
Kant For Train Itobbers.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 25. The
search for the four men who held up
and dynamited the Union Pacific train
at Table Rock last month has been re
sumed. Officials of the Union Pacific
received word that the bandits were
seen a few aays ago in the mountains
south of Rawlins and a posse under
United States Marshal Hadsell left the
railroad last night for the scene. The
posse is composed of Union Pacific de
tectives and deputy marshals. All are
well mounted and heavily arm;d.
Dae! Over Woman
MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Sepf. 23. At
the Half-way house, a saloon near the
state line, Dock Hoskins fchot and fa
tally wounded Will Mosley. the latter
also wounding Ho3kins. The men fell
out over a woman who, a few weeks
ago, stabbed to death another woman
on account of jealousy.
Missionaries Escape to Slberlc.
LONDON, Sept 23. The American
missionaries. J. H. Roberts, Mark
Williams, William Sprague. Mrs.
Sprague and Miss Virginia Murdock.
who escaped from Kalgan, province of
Chi Li, China, in June, were chased
across the Gobi desert of Sibe-a and
reached London in good health.
Will Continue the War.
LONDON. Sept. 25. "Messrs. Steyn
and Reitz." says a dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Lour en zo Marquez,
will remain with the fighting burgh
ers, and it Is estimated that a force of
Boers aggregating from 7,000 to 12.000
Is planning to harass the British lines
of communication."
Another Disaster la Texas.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. Sept. 25. A
special from Austin, Tex., says: A
telephone message received here to
night by the chief of Llano says that
San Saba, forty miles north of that
place, confining about 1.000 people,
was partiy swept away by the flood
in the San Saba river, which was still
rising. Ail bridges had been carried
off. No news could be had from San
Saba people tonight, the wires all be
ing down. It is feared there has been
great loss of life In the bottoms as
the rise was In the night And rams
without warning.
latest Uotatlas from Mouth Omaha
s Haoes Hit.
(.little Alter yeeterda) V re-urt-lriiki-r
of 10.71 hta. which overrun (he record t
Hepteriihrr IN f last year, tixliiy'a SUM'!
did not aeem very heavy. There wae,
however, a kooiI auoply of feeOers. atil a
yard trader were -l ftll.-.l uu from yes
terday there was plenty to inet-t all de
mands. Iiclildl In the riMeljtt wern
about thirty urn of corn cuttle. I'ltrkers
took hold wltn a little more lif.i ttmn they
have on some days of late, and where the
tattle just huppenetl to null thmi they
paid erhapa a little stronger nes. but
as a rule the inurkit wa juat about
ateady. Home rattle, on the other hand,
that did riot mu.t them, they ii-g td.
and those kind were hardly aieudy. 'I here
were about thirty oars of rows on the
market today, utid the d-nmnd I. .Ion in
ol sliaj.e. practically every ItiliiK
changed Mmik-h In Rood m-umm nt steady to
stronger prices. The (ei-dor market
eemel tn te u little uneven fxlay, owIiir
probably to a lui'Ke extent to the. lurjjti
supply In slKht In tlin hunds of yard
trudera. Cattle of kooiI and unl
:ty Werr steady. 'Jhtic were practtcully
no weKtern beef cattle on sale, today,
although packers ure anxious for that
rlaMM of cattle and are paying- K"od,
HtrotiK prices lor what does arrive, t'owa
brought Meudy to Mtronxer prices.
llK I here was not 11 heuvy run of
hojjs here today, which miikes the supply
lor the two day this week ruther short.
C'IiIcuko reports xhuw that buyers were
IrylriK to K--t th.-lr hoics cheaper there
and puckers rtarted out to do the nuin
thinK here and succeeded In K'ttliiK a
few loads at a I tile easier prU-es. The
quality of the iirrlvuln today us 11 whuln
whs better than yesterday,, which fart
helps out today's average to some, extent.
1 he. top today was tU.Zj, or fa; limber than
enterda. and M. v. rl load sold at
J.22'j. but thou., that broiiKht over UIN
.vere. of much belter quality than aiiyth.iiic
011 yc-Ntcrday'H market. Th bulk of the
choice llKht we jchts sold at $5.17'. and 5.'.
Sheep lhl was not qullo as many
Khcep on sale today as yettterday, and
the demand, on the part of both packers
and feeder buyers, belnif in tfood shape,
lr mum rw.t !... . .
- -- .nun 1111- rru. w.JIOT f ill -
tlcaliy cleared. The market did not show
.ru ii mailer 00 t'.iner Fiiiecp or lamns
frrktrt vs f t.1 ...... .-.i. I ... I ... . i .
u... .r... ....... 1 ir. ; iiiiiif, in-ill iniuif 111
np at Just about Kteady prices. Feeders
"'"w 1.1 1MJ1.111 ui.i.ui lilt nume jfriecn lis
Ihnv .11.1 1.. ..u 1 u p. 1 .....i .1... 1 .
j ... . 1 in? uvuiiiini .11
the country continues fully equal to the
fulfln T......i ... am II ........ A .'.vfc
. im LriPin, . i.i.v.; iiiiiivi n, i,wi .-
ans, l.OTiO calves; imiiket about steady;
... 1 1 , . 1 . . r , . i. 1 . j 1 ... '.w , and iv r 1 n Him iniij.
erH. $3.!K(jr.0j; butcher cows and liHfers.
i:..0(Xfi4.ia; cannTM,; fed west
erns, j:i.CVfj4.iv; wintered Texan, xmt
Xi.1'o IcraHM Texan, il dyuMJ,: culve. il II
Hops Kecflpts, n,lKi head; Irads fairly
active; pr!ces riillnK lower; h.iivy
ind mixed, t.W)h.i,; I.kM. Jj. 10'.kS. piKS
UV-...... f-.nJ. .. , AIM 1. ... , . .
iftertdy; fat lambs, tdiade lower; lambs,
M 6'cVA'0: muttons, $3.0Vk3.7!; stoekers und
feeders, $1.41 4. 'J; culls, XZ.Ufn'i.'i.
Increase la the I-osi Decade I'ractically
the Same aa from J HMO to IMWO.
WASHINGTON. Kept. 27. Statistics
have been compiled al the c.-ii.sum bu
reau bused on the population t.t iarge
cities w.uch -have been announced up
to the present time which demon
strates that the J ft largest cities in
tne United States numerically Increas
ed in population from IH'JO to I'jW al
most exactly as they did between 1&H0
and mo. These 1S5 cities increased
their population 4,706,107 from 1K80
to 1890 and 4.627,953 from lt'JQ to 100,
r just 78,154 less during the. Utter ;
than in the former period. Of coursaT"
. . . . I
wu(a iu af t egHia percentages' ui u-
tease or population or tnese Ibb Cities
during these two periods are enrapar-
3d they show that the percentage of
increase was considerably lower in the
last ten years because the Increase Is
omparcd with a larger population in
900 than it was in 1890.
The fact that numerically the In
reasc of the population of thce cit
ies has come out Just about the same
during the last two censuses is more
iteresting from the fact that the
rates of Increase of the various cities
have varied greatly.
Small Pox Nlmprl Ont at Nome.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2C The sur
geon general of the marine hospital
service has received a report from As
sistant Surgeon B. II. Ir)e, at Port
Nome, Alaska, announcing that the ep-
demic of smallpox there has been
stanped out, the last pVlent having
been discharged from the detention
honital August 26. There was a to
tal of twenty-four cases and one doath
during the epidemic.
Boys to a frseos.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Sept. 26. Two
youths in the Pollock setlement, 11
and 12 years old, became engaged In a
quarrel, when one of them drew a
knife and slaEhed his playmate, mak
ing a wound two inches long in hia
arm. The wound is svere. but owing
to the extreme youth of both no ar
rests were made.
No. 4 lilts a Orarel Train.
OMAHA, Sept. 26. Union Pacific
train No. 4 due here at 6:60 a. m.. did
not arrive until 4 in o'clock ia. the af
ternoon, the delay being caused by a
collision in Wyoming, the passenger
train running into the rear end of a
gravel train. The gravel train con
ductor has not been seen since. The
wreck blocked the track nine hours.
Osaslian Attempts Pnlclde.
DES MOINES. Ia., Sept. 27. An
Cmaha woman, whose name the hotel
authorities refuse to divulge, made two
unsuccessful attempts to commit sui
cide at the Savery during the fore
part of the week. Morphine and chlo
roform were tae drugs used in the af
fair. To Faetrate Rnwdsn letrlr""-
SHANGHAI. Sept. 27. Admiral Sey
mour has ordered the battles!). p Cen
turion, his flagship, and other British
warships here to proceed norttwara.
It is reported the order is due to toe
fact that Russia Is intriguing for per
manent possession of the Pekin-Tlen
Tsin railway.
Vfaaaon la Wssalctes
WASHINGTON. Sept. 27. Lieuten
ant Richmond P. Ilobson of M-rrimac
fame, who has Just returned from his
work in the Orient, passed torough
Washington today on his war to Ala
bama to visit relatives. While here
Lieutenant Hobson reiterated his de
nials of any intention to reflect upon
the work of Admiral Dewey's fleet in
his Vancouver interview concerning
the injuries sustained try the Spanish
ships- Lieutenant Hobson has not re
ceived the reward the secretary of
war recommended for his heroic rec
ord in Santiago.