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January 1C, 189C.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
EI-GOYERNOR FORAKER ELECTED
TO HIS SEAT IN THE SENATE.
NO CAUCUS NECESSARY.
Ohio's Bepoblican Legislature Tarn
Down the Democratic Incumbent by
Decisive Vote Two Republican
Senators for the First Time
Since the ,War From
the State of Ohio.
Columbus, O.. Jan 15. Ex-Governor
Joseph B. Foraker was practically
elected Senator to-day. The joint
ballot will be held to-morrow, but
will be a formality as the vote in the
EX-GOVEENOB JOSEPH B. FOBAKEB.
two houses to-day assures Foraker's
In the Senate Foraker received 29
votes for United States Senator; Brice
5, and George A Groot, Populist, 1.
In the House the vote stood: For
aker, 87; Brice, 21: John H. Thomas,
SpriDgfield, 1; Mr. Gage, 1; Judge
Biandin of Cleveland, 1; Lawrence T.
Neal, 1, all of whom except Foraker,
are Democrats. Foraker received the
full Republican vote.
Speaker Sleeper in the House, after
he vacated the chair, said he would
name a Republican from Ohio to sue
ceed Mr. Brice. bherman, since the
war, had had a Democratic colleague
but Ohio proposed to "break the
Giuill niiu a i;-vx uc. lair
plause.) lhere had been no caucus
none was needed; Foraker's face and
voice were familiar in every county of
Ohio. He had run for governor four
times and though defeated twice he
anneared to-dav in the nhenomenal
position of being the people's choice
without a caucus.
senator uysen, in . presenting tne
name of Mr. Brice, made use of 1,300
cpras, extolling tne .senator as though
he were a "sure winner." The senator
was not asking the compliment of this
vote, but was the Democratic Senator
from Ohio. He had never been silent
when the voice of his party had called.
Joseph Benson Foraker was born
July 6, 1918, on a farm in Highland
countv, Ohio. July 14, 1862, when only
past his sixteenth birthday, he enlist
ed as the hrst private in Company A,
Eighty-ninth Ohio infantry, and was
made orderly sergeant of the company
lor having secured the most recruits.
He was promoted to be first lieutenant
in February, 164, and commanded his
company at Mission Ridge. He was
.voah his regiment in the arduous
bloody campaign which culmi-
1 Ctfted at Atlanta, and was an aide on
the staff of Major General Slocum of
New York, during the march to the sea
and the brief and brilliant campaign
from Savannah to the Carolinas. He
was mustered out, the last man in his
regiment, June 13, J 865, with the
brevet rank of captain. He was not
then quite 20 years old. He immedi
ately resumed his studies, and so well
made up the time spent in the army
that he graduated with honors from
the Cornell university in 1869, and was
admitted to the bar m Cincinnati the
, fall of the same yaar. He was made
chief BUDervisor of elert.inna Inr
the Southern district of Ohio in lo76.
with the full approval of his political
i In April, 1879, in his thirty-third
fcrear, he was elected to the superior
fcoart bench of Cincinuati for five
Years, but served only three, when he
vas forced to resign by ill health.
-niAo ,-, .
L J KW4UG UMlU.UUa, BUU W US
"ged to take a vacation of six months
to recuperate, but he refused. In
i ooo ne was nominated for omvprnnr
py the Republican party, butwas de
feated 0y Judge Hoadlv. In 1885 he
t ffimw i
if.. . C L
f ran again for gjvernor against Judge
Hoadly, whom he defeated. He was
re-elected in 1887, and in. 1889 was
beaten by James E. Campbell, who
was the predecessor of William Mc
Kinley. Mr. ioraker is an able sneaker and
s.siatren a prominent part m several
FEW ON THE GROUND.
VKatioill Committeemen and Advance
luuaru. v vGicumiuas (straggling In.
WAS.illNGToX. Jan. 15 F txr nf Via
f ' 7 ' v- wwo
mftmbotrs of the National Dem
fnmini Jteemen. which is in moot li
Thursday to select the time and place
for holding the Democratic National
convention, have reached the city.
YVilli.n F. Harrity, the chairman, and
Secretary S. 1'. Sherrinof Indiana, are
here. The delegations which are com
ing y work for their raspective cities
as tie place for holding the con ven
tioryare also tardy in getting to the
city. Thus far the advance guard of
-,nose from New York and St. Louis
A Bo.H of 10 Years Kills a Chicken Thief.
PEiiir, Okla., Jan. 15. Johnnv
Browl, aged 10 years, son of W. W.
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a. Jiuieu a cniciten
L..VW - l nil ....
-f- ouuuajr nig-ob. j.na ooy s lather
llaway from home and Mrs. Brown
f A her son a nrl en irv fr nr. u
0 . I , Pi v '.owl. bll7
havoc lor some time. Ahmi mA.
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night a man entered and began to
gather in poultry. The boy shot him
in tne oreasu
A BAD COLLISION AT SEA.
Boston Steamer Rams Down a Fishing
Schooner Nine Drowned.
Boston, Jan. 15. The Gloucster
fishing steamer Fortuna was sunk in a
collison with the Boston Fruit com
pany's 6teamer Barnstable, off High
land light last night
The names of those lost are: Will
iam Ackerman, Robert Childs, Harry
McFee, Thomas Steward, Crawford
Minache, Harvey Emeneau, Simon De
vans, John Clark, YVilliam Tobin.
The Fortuna was bound for the
Georges, carrying a crew of twenty
three men. The schooner was going
at a good rate. The Barnstable's
lights wei't) seen, but knowing she had
the right of way, the schooner's course
was not altered until too late. The
steamer struck her well forward, cut
ting a deep hole and the Fortuna be
gan to settle immediately. Before
the boats could be cleared she went
down and the crew were left struggl
ing in the water until fourteen of them
were picked up by the Barnstable's
boats. The others were drowned.
ALLISON TROTTED OUT.
The Iowa State Register, for State Re
publicans, Presents His Name.
Des Moii.es, Iowa. Jan. 15. Sena
tor Allison arrived here last night
from Washington. The Iowa State
Register to-day made practically the
first formal announcement of Mr. Al
lison's candidacy. In an extended ed
itorial that naner savs: "The Remih.
beans ot Iowa Dresent the candidacy
vi senator Ainson especially to the
States of the frrear, Nnrt.liwoKt nrVi.h
haTe always been first in the affection
of the Iowa Senator and have always
been first served bv him. N0nat.n1
Allison is Dart of this trreat. North
west. He came here when this region
was in its infanev. n hni
with it He knows its wants nnri h
Will knOW how to Mr7A them If. V.a-
lieves in Iowa, but he is a near neigh
bor of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
tne uaKotas, Nebraska, Kansas and
Missouri these States are the empire
from which he hails."
CUNNING FOR A PREACHER.
The Reverend Gentleman Heard of His
Danger and Departed.
Fuirox, Mo.. Jan. 15. Rev. D. R.
Evans, a well-known minister of the
Baptist chutch, who resides a few
miles northwest of Stephens' Store,. in
this county, made, it is alleced. an
indecent proposal to Mrs. Monk
Devers. a near neighbor, and a mom'hnr
of his churflh. She rennrt.oH th -font
to her husband, who armed himself
and went gunning for the preacher.
Mike Bright, a neighbor, learned that
Devers was on the war nath and went.
to the Rev. Mr. Evans and told him
that Devers was after him nnrl tint t
he was innocent of the eharcre to ctuti.l
his ground, but if he was guilty he
nad best skip out of the way. Mr.
bvans left at once for parts unknown.
En Ronte to Venezuela.
Louisville, Kv.. Jan. 1:. In all
probability criminal proceedings will
be besun asrainst David Bartlev of the
assigned firm Of Ttartlmr Jnhn.nn Xr
Co., and the Belle of Nelson Distilling
company, it has been positively
learned that dnnlieat.e
ceipts to the extent of $131,000 have
teen issued. Bartley was said to have
sent word that he would return yes
terday, but his failure to appear served
to strengthen the report published in
an afternoon paper that Bartley is now
on his way to Venezuela.
Oil Inspector Kelly's Report.
Tope k A, Kan.. Jan. 15. Sta.te Oil
Inspector Kelly has filed his annual
report, as provided by law, show
ins: net receints a hove a-rnensea
during service since March 15, 1895,
when be took the office, of 83,866.61,
which amount he has turned into t.h
treasury of the state. This is nearly
S3,uw more taan his predecessor re
ported as net reneints in a BA.viAa .
two years, and nearly 82,000 more than
any inspector neretoiore has turned in
in a service of two years.
Judge Power Sentenced.
Leadville, Cola. Jan. ! 5. Police
Judge Power, who, jn Octooer last.
shot and killed his son-in-law. P. J.
Kennedy, was yesterday sentenced to
the penitentiary for eight years. The
shootintr occurred over family difficul
ties and created intense excitement at
the time, as both parties are well
known. In his plea to the jury Pow
er's attorney asked for a verdict of ac
quittal or murder, as his client did not
want to be sent to the penitentiary.
Perry's Schools Closed.
Perry, Ok., Jan, is, The citv su
perintendent of Dublic schools, as a
last resort to prevent mixed schools in
rerry, ordered every school closed this
morning until some compromise could
be made so that all parties could be
satisfied. Officers seated several col
ored children in the High school this
morn ins- under Drotest from t.envh era
Two Brothers Drowned.
Lacon, I1L, Jan. 15. Three brothers
named Lettner, skating last night on
the Illinois River at this place, broke
through the ice. Two were drowned.
The youngest, aged 12 years, was
Louisville, Ky.'s, Mayor Dead.
Louisville. Kv.. Jan. 15. Henrv S.
Tyler, mayor of Louisville, died at
7:45 this morning at his home here.
Torpedoes have been Dlaced in Hava
na harbor. It is suggested that Spain
fears United States interference.
The Houch bloek and iatrrn1 KnlM.
Ings in the business district of Sey
mour, Ind., were burned. Loss. 860,
000, The San Antonio RnilHers1 SnnnW
company, one of the largest lumber
i . . . .1 ... . . .
arms 01 ma ooutnwest, made- an
Arraniremeiita hava finally
made to submit the Northern Paoiflo
tangle to the supreme court ei the
FLYING SQUADRON READY,
ENGLAND'S WARSHIPS C0MMIS
SIGNED AND GIYEN ORDERS.
KEEPING UP THE BLUFF.
Saturday the Fleet Will Assemble Off
' the South Coast of Ireland Final
liestination Unknown Marines
Parade Alongside Their
Ships and Go Through
Portsmouth, Jan. 15. The first
class battleship Revenge, flagship of
the flying squadron, carrying 732 of
ficers and men, Rear Admiral Alfred
T. Dale in command; the first class
battleship Royal Oak, 712 officers and
men, and the first class cruiser Gibral
tar, 54i officers and men, and the tor
pedo catchers Haady, Harland and
Havoc, each carrying fifty men, were
commissioned at 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Salutes were fired, and the scene
was very effective. '
There was an early morning parade
of sailors and marines alongside the
vessels just prepared for sea, the men
being all in their white working rig.
Both corps of marines wore the white
foreign service helmets and were es
corted into the yard by bands of music.
They were received with enthusiastic
cheers by crowds of people. The re
serves are under orders to be ready to
leave the harbor as soon as possible,
and will await the arrival of the other
portion of the flying squadron, com
ing from Chatham and Devonport, con
sisting of the first-class cruiser Thesus,
the second-class cruisers Charybdis
and Hermione and three first-class
torpedo catchers, carrying over 2,000
officers and men All the last named
vessels were also commissioned this
It is understood that Admiral Dale
is unoer orders to take the flying
Bquadron Saturday from Spithead to
Berehaven, on the south coast of
Ireland, with sealed orders relative to
the future movements of his vessels.
The officers and men have all prepared
for a long absence from England and
in some quarters it is believed that a
tour of the world is contemplated.
TURKEY'S DICTUM GOES.
Relief Work in Armenia Cannot Be Forc
ed Against the Government's Will.
Washington, Jan. 15. Senator Cul
lom, a member of the state committee
on foreign relations and chairman of
the subcommittee on Armenian af
fairs, said to-day that he did not see
what action the United States could
take in the exclusion of the Red Cross
from Turkey. Any government, he
says, has the right to exclude any or
all persons from its territory. It is a
right which all nations reserve, the
United States as well as others.
Neither by legislation nor executive
order could the United States compel
Turkey to admit the Red Cross society.
Senator Cullom says about all con
gress can do regarding the Armenian
outrages is to express in emphatic
terms its horror of the acts perpe
trated and direct the secretary of state
to communicate the action to the
AMERICA HER RIVAL.
Germans Begin to Feel This Country's
Competition In Manufactured Goods.
Washington, Jan. 15. Germany is
beginning to fear the United States as
her greatest competitor in the world's
markets. United States Consul Warner
at Cologne, Germany, makes this trade
rivalry the subject of a special report
to the State department, and he
quotes freely from the German news
papers and technical papers to show
that the Germans are thoroughly
alarmed at the outlook. The German
government, owning the railroads,
has been warned that it must do
everything possible by cutting rates
on raw materials and exporting to aid
the German manufacturer, or see the
foreign trade suffer at the hands of
i A Kansas Pioneer Dead.
Junction City, Kan. Jan. 15. Major
George Rockwell died at his home in
this city last night, after a short
illness. He was 80 years old and had
been a resident of Junction City since
1S65, and was the senior member of
the B. Rockwell Merchandise and
Grain company here. He is the father
of Captain B. and G. A. Rockwell and
Mrs. H. Albers of this city, Mrs. W.
B. Clark of Kansas City, Mrs. Colonel
Chaffee of Fort Robinson, Neb., and
of Dr. T. H. Rockwell of Chicago.
The funeral will be held Wednesday.
Premier Greenway Elected.
Winnei'EG, Man., Jan. 15. Premier
Greenway's opponent in the mountain
district withdrew to-day and the Pre
mier is consequently, elected without
opposition, lireenway has now nine
supporters elected and expects to make
a 1-lean sweep on the school issue on
Insane Man Hanged Himself.
Tope k A, Kan., Jan. 15. Jacob
Shafer, an inmate of the Topeka in
sane asylum, committed suicide by
hanging. He made a rope of the
sheet of his bed and swung out of the
window in view of a score of people.
He was dead when rescued.
Presbyterian College Burned.
Los Angeles. CaL, Jan. 15. Occi
dental college was burned yesterday.
Loss, 870,000; insurance, $17,000. The
college was built and controlled by
the Presbyterians. The building is a
Five Horses Perish In Flames.
Hxoie, Kan., Jan. 15. This morning
fire destroyed a barn in the south
eastern part of the city. Five head of
horses and three sets of harness were
burned. Loss 8150. Cause of fire an-know
MORGAN ON SILVER.
He Bays That 8hermai Is Finance
Kapoleon Near His Waterloo.
Washington, Jan. IS. Senator Mor
gan's speech on the silver bond bill
was the event of the Senate yesterday,
although a Bharp personal colloquy
between Mr. Hill, Mr. Butler and Mr.
Pritchard enlivened the early hours.
Mr. Morgan frequently addressed him
self personally to Mr. Sherman, who'
sat across the aisle, and for two hours
arraigned the Ohio senator for the
series of financial acts with which he
is identified. At times Mr. Morgan
was bitterly personal. He referred to
Mr. Sherman as the Napoleon of
finance who won near his Waterloo,
and who would be consigned to St.
Helena. In the main, however, the
speech was a scholarly presentation of
the silver question. Mr. Hill's collo
quy with the two North Carolina sen
ators brought out considerable discus
sion of the New York senator's polit
ical consistency, and was amusing to
the galleries for the sharp sallies and
witty rejoinders during the triangular
The vice president laid before the
senate a letter from the secretary of
the treasury in reply to a resolution of
inquiry presented by Mr. Peffer as to
whether $100,000,000 in gold had at
any time been set apart from other
funds. The secretary states that this
had never been done, there being no
provision of law authorizing it.
RED CROSS BARRED.
The Society Will Not Be AUowed to
Distribute Belief In Armenia.
Washington, Jan. 15. The Turkish
legation gives out the following offi
"The imperial government will not
permit any distribution among his
subjects, in his own territory, by any
foreign society or individuals, how
ever respectable the same may be (as,
for instance, the Red Cross Society),
of money collected abroad.
"Such interference no independent
government has ever allowed, especial
ly when the collections are made on
the strength of speeches delivered in
public meetings by irreconcilable ene
mies of the Turkish race and religion,
and on the basis of false accusations
that Turkey repudiates.
"Besides, the sublime porte is mind
ful of the true interests of its subjects
and, distinguishing between the ' real
state of things and the calumnies and
wild exaggerations of interested or
fanatical parties, will, as it has done
heretofore, under its own legitimate
control, alleviate the wants of all
Turkish subjects, living in certain
provinces, irrespective of creed or
MISSOURI OLEO LAW.
It Has Greatly Beduced the Number
Dealers and Benefitted Dairymen.
Columbia, Mo., Jan. J 5. The sixth
annual convention of the State Dairy
ihen's association 'convened in Colum
bia yesterday, in connection with the
meeting of the state board of agricul
ture. Ihis is the first meeting since
the anto-oleo law was enacted, and is
of special interest to butter makers.
John Patterson, of Kirksville, is presi
dent, and Levi Chubbuck, of Kidder,
The anti-oleo law and )he results of
its enforcement throughout the state
was discussed by J. R. Rippey, secre
tary of the board of agriculture; W. N.
Tivy, of St Louis; T. W. Brady, of
Kansus City, and D. W. May, of Colum
bia. It appears that the number of
dealers in oleo have been reduced from
400 to 70, and the price of butter in
creased. The added revenue to the
butter makers has amounted to nearly
$100,000 by reason of the new law, and
while it is not yet enforced as well as
may be possible in the future, still it
has done much good.
Caught the Kansas Cttyans.
Kansas City, Mo. , Jan. 15. One of
the smoothest confidence men that
has come to Kansas City for some time
registered at the Coates House last
Friday afternoon. In a big, round
hand he signed the name of Laurence
Daly, Anaconda, Mont He has been
in the city only three days and yet
there are a number of people who are
sorry for having made his acquaint
ance. During his short stay he has
managed to swindle the Metropolitan
National bank out of $300, with the
aid of the indorsement of John H.
McEwen, president of the Southwest
Miller's Dispatch. He also succeeded
in fleecing an old man by the name of
Five Policemen Discharged.
St. Joseph,Mo., Jan. 15. The Board
of Police Commissioners last evening
discharged five of the oldest and best
known officers of the force for dis- ;
Alianianna r-A unci n A n.nln.l M I
obedience of orders and neglect of
duty in causing the death of Frank
Hagan of Galesburg,Ill., who was shot
and instantly killed by one of the
officers. The grand jury has the mat
ter in hand. Indictments are expect
ed. Hagan was an inoffensive young
man whom the officers mistook for a
thief and shot down without attempt
ing to capture him.
Bad for Divorce Seekers.
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 15. Yesterday
was an unlucky day for seekers after
divorces. The district judge of the
county made the remarkable record of
hearing twenty-one cases inside of
four hours. He granted only two out
of the entire bunch. He is a new
judge and as his action is regarded as
an established policy, the divorce colo
nists from all Quarters are picking up
their duds, preparatory to an exodus
Joe Donnelly Not to Hang.
Mexico, Mo., Jan. 15. The sentence
of Joe Donnelly, the murderer of Sam
Turner, the wood chopper, has been
commuted to fifty years in the peni
tentiary. Ninety-live per cent of the
people are pleased with the commuta
tion. They do not want a hanging iq
They Will Vote for Frye.
Washington, Jan. 15. The Repub
lican Senators held a brief caucus
after the adjournment of the Senate
yesterday and decided that in case the
emergency should arise- they would
support Senator Frye for president
pro teta of the tf enate. ,
SNAP FOR THE SETTLERS.
FLYM'S "FREE HOMESTEAD" BILL
. FAVORED IN COMMITTEE.
MILLIONS ARE AT STAKE.
Its Passage, Which Seems Assured In the
House, Means Millions to the Settlers
of Oklahoma Secretary Smith
Looks Upon It With Disap
proval and Will Oppose
Washington, Jan. 15. After a hot
fight, in which it seemed likely that
"free homes" would lose the day, Dele
gate Flynn of Oklahoma carried his
"free homes' bill successfully through
the publio lands committee of the
Mr. Lacey of Iowa prepared a bill
similar in its terms to that of Mr.
Flynn, except that it was general in
its application and not restricted in
its operation to Oklahama settlers.
Mr. Lacey 's bill was taken up for con
sideration first Mr. Curtis of Kansas
at once moved an amendment provid
ing in suostance tnat where the gov
ernment had not yet paid Indians for
the land entered, by settlers and was
counting upon the proceeds received
from the settlers to make the payment
10 tne Indians, from whom the land
was purchased, such lands should be
exempt from the operation of the
"free homes" bill, which relieves the
settlers of the payment of anything
Deyona tne ordinary land omce fees.
The amendment was hotly debated,
Pickler, Flynn, Lacey, Curtis and
others participating. The effect in
Oklahoma, for instance, where the
greater part of the purchase price of
several millions remains unpaid, would
De to compel tne settlers to reimburse
the government for the cost of -the
land. Mr. Flynn's bill relieves them
of the whole of it So much division
of opinion was developed by the dis
cussion that the bill and the proposed
amendment were laid over until the
Mr. Flynn's bill, practically the
same as Mr. Lacey's, except that it
was restricted to Oklahoma, was then
considered. He told how it had been
unfavorably reported to the last con
gress, owing to partisanship, and then
said: "Now, gentlemen, the only
question is, have we enough Repub
lican votes to pass this bill? I think
we have." The committee at once or
oered jur. lynn to report the meas
ure favorably, McRae of Arkansas be
ing given time to make a minority
report if he chose. The bill is very
briers but-it 'means many millions of
dollars to OklahomjfT-there beincr
tnouBands 01 settlers wno are each re
lieved by its provisions of the pay'
ment of several hundred dollars.
Here is the text: "Be it enacted by
tne senate and House 01 representa
tives 01 tne United States of America,
in Congress assembled, that all sett' era
under the homestead laws of the
United States upon the public lands
acquired by treaty or agreement from
the various Indian tribes in the terri
tory of Oklahoma, who have, or shall
hereafter, reside upon the tract en
tered in good faith for the period
required by existing law, shall be
entitled to a patent for the land
so entered upon the payment to
the local land officers of the usual and
customary f eee, and no other or fur
ther charge of any kind whatsoever
shall be required from such settler to
entitle him to a patent for the land
covered by bis entry; provided, that
the right to commute any such entry
and pay for said lands, in the option
of any settler and in the time and at
the prices now fixed by existing laws,
shall remain in full force and effect
"Section 2. That all acts, or parts
of acts, inconsistent with the terms
and provisions of this act are hereby
The interior department will oppose
it 6trongly, although the committee
to-day did not show the secretary
even the scant courtesy of waiting for
the opinion it has pretended to solicit.
Coal Miners' Wages Reduced.
Leavknworth, Kan., Jan. 15. The
Home-Riverside Coal Company has
posted notice of a cut in the price paid
miners. The company has been pay
ing eighty cents a ton for mine run
coal, but now the price has been fixed
at eighty cents a ton for screened
coaL It is said that eighty cents for
m5ne is equivalent to from ninety
. . . . -
cents to $1 for screened coal. The
operators say thy cannot cnmnntA
with the Missouri mines and pay the
present prices. The cut is not likely
to cause a strike, though the miners
are feeling decidedly blue.
Will Byrnes Be Reinstated?
New York, Jan. 15. The friends of
ex-Chief of Police Byrnes were sur
prised when he returned last week.
He had arranged to stay abroad six
months longer. His return was or
dered, it is said, by a person high in
the political councils in this stave and
there is a strong likelihood that Mr.
Byrnes will be restored to power as
commander of the police force, not
only of this city, but of "Greater New
Missouri Publio Lands at Private Sale.
Washington, Jan. 15. Senator
Cockrell to-day introduced a bill au
thorizing the disposal at private sale
of all remaining public lands in Mis
souri that can be sold now only at
publio sale. The measure is nearly
identical with that introduced by Mr.
Tracey, and it is thought will facili
tate the disposal of the lands.
Bougaard's Crime Explained.
Chicago, Jan. 15. The Dane who
asphyxiated his wife, five children and
himself yesterday morning is not
: reter uougaard, out Jens Hansen, a
) fugitive from justice, who had swin
dled creditors out of $40,000 and fled
. to America. Upon his arrival in this
country he assumed the name
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AN IDEA OP BLAINE
House Banking Committee Dlseosses aa
Washington, Jan. 15. The house
committee on banking and currency
yesterday considered the project for
an international American bank,
which was one of the recommenda
tions of the Pan-American congress,
and was largely the idea of the late
James G. Blaine. Among the would
be incorporators are Cornelius Bliss
and Charles R, Flint of New York;
T. Jefferson Coolidge, Andrew Carne
gie, J. S. Clarkson, P. D. Armour and
M. M. Estee, of California. The bill
puts the capital stock at $5,000,000 and
authorizes the bank to act as the finan
cial agelit of aiiy gOVerutueut, state or
municipality or corporation; to handle
bonds, etc., but bars it from issuing
notes to circulate as money in the
Comptroller Eckels addressed the
committee, stating that he favored
the establishment of such a bank,
under proper restrictions. It would
give to the United States, he said,
cheaper exchange with South Ameri
can republics, and enable them to
compete successfully with European
merchants and manufacturers. All
South American exchange is now
handled through London and other
European centers and a Bmall saving
in exchange often determined who
should do the business of a country.
The international bank, he thought .
should not be permitted to issue circu
lation in the United States, and it
should be under restrictions, that it
would not be given an advantage over
other banks under government con
trol, in case it should decide to do all
its business in the United States.
BACKING DOWN. ,
London "Tlnjes" and Other Organs Dis
cuss Venezuela Trouble.
London, Jan. 15. An editorial in
the Times suggests that a strong hint
from the United States to President
Crespo would be opportune to con
vince him of the grotesqueness of the
idea that America will support any
demands Venezuela chooses to make.
"England," says the Times, "is will
ing for any direct settlement, but
Venezuela must take the initiative.
The obvious course is for Venezuela to
ask the United States to place her
once more in communication with
Great Britain. If President Cleveland
acceded to such a request, it would go
far to restore the feelin? of amity
that existed between Enarland and
the United States prior to his mes
lhe Times further., says: "It may
be disagreeable to reopen negotiations
with Venezuela, but surely, we are
willing to make a sentimental sacri
fice in order to retain the friendship
of the United States."
Dr. Brown to Be Investigated.
San Francisco, Jan. 15. The Bay
Association of Congregational Minis
ters, having jurisdiction over ail of
the churches of that denomination in
this vicinity, have decided to investi
gate the charges made against Rev. C.
O. Brown, pastor of the First Confrre-
gational ch'tfrch of this city, for
alleged immorality with Miss Mattie
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15. Only a few ears
of wheat were on sale to-day. The market was
nominally steady. ,E1ts tor men complain that
there is almost no demand fur wheat out of
storo. There were a few samples of poor No.
red, which met with little de nand.
Hard wheat-No. 2, WmAc; No. t. 50 3 51m
No. 4, 48c, 80ft wheat No. 2, 60c: No. 8, )
Wo: No. 4, :2l58): rejected, 45S0o. Spring
wheat No. 2. 680; No. 8. 56o; rejected, 43g55cj
white spring, 4c.
Corn No. 2, 23c; No. 3, 22 3,22 Vc: No. 4, 21 3
3 o j white com, No. 2, 22c
Oats-No. 16c: No. 8, l.Kc: No. 4, 14 15c:
no grade, 18Ho ; No 2. white, VXgVAo; No. 3,
Kye-No. 2, 31c; No 8. o No. 4,29a
Bran 1 2$ .3c in 100-lb sacks; bulk, 6o less.
Hay Timothy, choice, $ll.50J512.riOj No. L
110 OOlgll 00 ; No. ?,$;.HjS9.j0; No. 5, $5.003.3O;
fancy prairie, (7; choice, $8.006.W' No. L
$3.006.00; No. 2, $l.50g5.0O packing hay,
Broon Com Short and common. $2)923 per
ton: self working, fair to good, $.'5 it 85 per ton;
solf working, choice, $40ai50 per ton; dwarf
com, $20440 per ton ; all hurl, $23359 per ton,
according to quality.
Eggs Strictly Iresh candled stock, 14!4o nor
Poultry lave poultry Hens, 6c: springs.
6Hcj7c; roosters, 15c; young, 170. Turkeys,
hens, 7c; gobblers. 6c. Dusks, 7V48c. Geese,
fat, 6c. Pigeons, dull, 6Jc per dozen. Dressed
hens, 7'4o; springs, 8c; turkeys, hens, ?-o; goo- -biers,
7V4:8c;ducks, 8K'9c; geese, fat, 71J'S8c
Bntter -Creamery, extra separator, 21o; firsts,
li ?19i4o; dairy, fancy, l'o: fair, 13c; store
packed, .I t 14c: fresh, 10 ' 12c; otf grades. 8c:
country roll, fancy, 12c; choice, 10c
Apples Single barrels sell as high as $3.25:
fancy, $126.96.36.199 per barrel; choice, $Li5ai2:
common to good, 1.50 per barrel.
Potatoes Homi grown, supply fair, 2 W25o
in a small w .y ; choice, 2l22c per bain oar
lots ; fancy, 2T V 27c per bu
Chicago Board of Trade.
CHlCAOO.Jan. 15. The following is the ranga
of prices of the grain and provision market on
the nnard of trade :
Kansas Citt. Mo , Jan. 15 Cattle Receipts,
8.259; calves. 156; shipped yesterday. 1.639 oat
tlo ; no calves. The market was dull and closed
Dressed beef and export steers ..$3.&3)l.2)
Texas and Indian steers $2 90
Cows and heifers. $'.05'&40
Stackers and feeders $2.r5'i3.75
Calves $5.00 1 1.00
Hogs Receipts, 13,206; shipped yesterday,
4V2. Light hogs opened steady to Btrong and
heavies steady to weak. The market closed
weak Top sal e was $3.60 and the bulk ot sales
from $150 to $3.55.
Sheep Receipts, 2,697, shipped yesterday,
none The market was active and steady, -The
following are representative sales:
36 lambs, 86 fi 40
70 lambs, 57 4 j
ja s-'W' 74.. i
January...... !6 68
May 59S K 59
July..., 59 b4 58X
January. T6 i&H T6
May :8X Mb
September... 3'jy, 20 BOH
January...... 17 174
May 19 ,9 19
July 20 19 20
January. 9 37 '-i 9 8"H 9 S7U
May 9 62 9 52M 9 67 H
January ...... 5 40 5 40 5 40
May 5 67tf t 65 5 61
January. 4 60 J 55 4 60
May CT 4 11 4 8f
July 4 myj 4 n 4 97
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