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April 1 6, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
UNCLE SAM'S WEAKNESS.
SENATOR SQUIRE SPEAKS ON OUB
POOR COAST DEFENSES.
ARE IN NO SHAPE FOR WAR.
BUD on of Dollars' Worth of Property
Declared Virtually at the Mercy of
a Hostile Foreign Nation The
Present No Time for Jingo
ism The Situation Is
Washtkstos, April 15. Mr. Morrill
of Vermont, reached the age of So
years to-day, and the event was re
ferred to in the opening prayer of the
chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Millburn, who
spoke of the white haired Senator as
hale in body,' clear, sound and vigor
ous in intellect, and honored by his
brother Senators, his State and by the
Mr. Squire of Washington, was then
recognized for a speech on the need of
toast defenses. In opening he said:
"What an absurd spectacle has the
Congress of the United States pre
sented during the present session by
its persistent talk in favor of the in
tervention by the United States in be
half of Cuba and Venezuela. How
cheap is all this talk, sincere though
it may be on many occasions. Every
man who has informed himself on the
subject of National defenses knows
that, as a nation, we are not in condi
tion to undertake war or suffer war.
We can talk loud and long and pro
fess sympathy, pass resolutions and
make believe to ourselves that we are
actually taking a hand in the diplom
atic affairs and international ques
tions of great moment; but those who
are not self-deceived by egotistical
glamor and who know the facts
are perfectly aware of- the painful
truth that this demonstration' is mere
talk and bluster and vapid sentiment,
or at most it is a sympathy that is
easily satisfied with merely verbal
The senator said that all of the evi
dence taken by the committee on
coast defenses had gone to show that
the condition of the coast defenses
was lameii table in the extreme. The
defensive works were of a character
incapable of resisting modern artil
lery. The evidence was overwhelm
ing that in case of war the whole peo
ple would suffer immeasurably, and
property, estimated at not less than
$10,000,000,000 in value, was exposed
to attack or at least to heavy assess
ment lor the purpose of securing im
munity from destruction.
"The president of the Chamber of
Commerce of Hew York," Mr. Squire
has given careful attention to the
question of the property risks that
would at present be sustained' in the
cities of New York, Brooklyn and Jer
sey City. He has consulted with many
of his colleagues in the great business
institutions of New Fork and he esti
mates that property valued at 84,000,
1100,000 in those cities is subject to de
struction or to the imposition of a
ransom in case of capture of the port
of New York by a hostile fleet"
Mr. Squire referred to the seacoast
defenses of European powers and to
the reports from time to time that
England was increasing her fortifica
tions and heavy armaments in Canada
on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts,
and said: "We are encircled as a' na
tion with a chain of foreign fortresses
and coaling stations impervious to
Attack while our rich seacoast cities
and ports, commencing at Portland,
Maine, near to fortified Halifax in
Canada, continuing down the coast,
Portsmouth, Boston, New Bedford,
Providence and Narragansett Bay,
New London, New Haven and Bridge
port, New York, Philadelphia, Balti
more, Wilmington, Del., Norfolk, Wil
mington, N. C, Charleston,Port Royal,
Savannah, Pensacola, Key West, Mo
bile, New Orleans and Galveston,
within a few hours' rapid steam
ing from the foreign fortified
ports of Bermuda, Nassua, Havana
and Kingston, and again the Pacific
coast, San Diego, San Francisco,
Portland, Ore., and Puget Sound,
where is the United States drv dock
coaling places and cities, some of
them within sounds of British cannon
fit Esquimau, all lay dominated, ex
posed and helpless against the attack
f any foreign power that possesses a
navy. Fabulous wealth lies at the
mercy of a freebooting enemy, if such
shall at any time elude our small and
scattered navy. Our foreign com
merce and our coasting trade are alike
without harbors of refuge behind land
defenses. Our great dry docks and
shipbuilding powder mills near the
coast are subject to easy destruction
and our navy is without protected
bases for receiving supplies and for
effecting the repairs that are con
stantly required. And yet we plume
ourselves on our diplomacy."
In closing, the Senator expressed
the hope that the bill providing for
the expenditure of $30,000,000 for sea
coast defenses would be adopted with
out serious modification,
Charged With Attempted Assault,
Sedalia, Mo., April 15. A warrant
was issued yesterday for the arrest of
William Snyder, 24 years of age,
charged with an attempted criminal
assault upon Minnie, the 5-year-old
daughter of P. P. Fitch. Snyder es
caped and has not yet been located.
Senator Teller Robbed.
Washington, April 15. A gang of
pickpockets operated at the Washing
ton Zoo yesterday, and several of the
large crowd of visitors reported losses
to the police. Among them was Sen
ator A. M. Teller of Colorado. Two
pocket books were taken from his
pocket, containing Slim.
Statehood for Arizona Favored.
Washington, April 15. At a special
meeting of the House Committee on
Territories to-day the Arizona state
hood bill was ordered, 5 to 2, to be re
ported favorably to the House.
BILL TAYLOR RECEIVES
rae Jail Opea to All Wk Call on the
Kansas Crrr, Ma, April 15. Bill
Taylor, murderer of the Meeks family,
is the most popular man In Kansaa
City to-day. More than a thousand
people, men and women, went to the
jail and looked at him. Everyone
that called was admitted. A great
many reached through the bars and
touched his hand, and the most of the
visitors spoke to him.
The murderer seemed to enjoy it It
was a change and a relief to the
monotony of the past few months in the
little jail at Carrollton. He stood with
his fox-like face close to the bars and
his small blue eyea shining sharp and
bead-like in the semi-darkness of the
cell as he watched the procession of
visitors pass. He answered all ques
tions in as few words as possible and
in a low tone.
The following letter, purporting to
be from George Taylor, the escaped
murderer, was received by the Star
Kansas Citt, Kan., April 13, 1896.
To The Star: As I am passing
through here to-night and have a few
moments to spare I will write the
public a few lines through your paper.
I feel as free as a bird on the wing,
and have adsolutely no fear of being
captured. Where I am going or pro
pose to stay is my business. I am so
completely disguised that Pinkerton's
best man could not recognize me.
Furthermore, I have a thousand dol
lars, plenty of weapons and a quantity
of poison to protect me from the law.
My only regret in this world is that
Brother William is still in custody.
But I am impressed with the belief
that he will not hang; he is not really
guilty of the Meeks murders. I take
that responsibility myself. I see by
to-night's Star that you have Brother
William in the Jackson county jaiL
His removal from Carroll county is the
only wise action the officials have
taken since our incarceration.
The letter was written in ink on
both sides of a single sheet of ordin
ary letter paper. The envelope
showed that it had been posted at
Kansas City, Kan., at 8 o'clock this
morning. The handwriting is plain
and the spelling correct.
A copy of the letter was shown Bill
Taylor. He was asked if it was
George's handwriting. He said it
might be and it might not be, but
that George was not such a fool as to
write letters just now.
HOLMES TOLD SOME LIES.
Five of the Areh Criminal's Alleged Vic
tims Certainly Not Killed by Him.
Pittsbubg, Pa., April 15. Insurance
Inspector Gary of the Fidelity Mutual
Life of Philadelphia, in which Holmes'
victim, Pietzel, was insured, is in the
city. He says that Holmes did not
commit all the murders he described
and that Kate Durkee is in Omaha,
Dr. Russell in Michigan, Roma Van
Fassant in Arkansas and Robert Lati
mer in Chicago. He also claimed that
Gertrude Connor did not die for six
weeks after leaving Chicago for Iowa.
McKlnley Loaded for the A. F. A.
Washington, April 15. Some inter
esting developments concerning the
A. P. A. fight against McKinley are
expected. A report is being circulated
that some of the delegates elected in
McKinley's interest are A. P. A. men,
and that they Will not be bound by
instructions by the State conventions
if McKinley is condemned by the
order. If an attempt is made against
the Ohio man in that quarter, it is said
that the McKinley people are fully
armed to protect themselves and that
the move will fail.
Bible Quotations Improper.
Topeka, Kan., April 15. J. B. Wise
of Clay Center has been found guilty
by a jury of the Federal court of send
ing improper matter through the mail
and fined $50. He addressed a postal
card to the Rev. H. B. Vennum of In
dustry, Clay county, upon which he
had written two biblical quotations.
Wise will appeal. He is backed by
the National Free Thought Associa
tion, which has employed a New York
lawyer to manage his case in the
Playwright Lewis Shoots Himself.
Danville, I1L, April 15. Charles
Lewis, author of Sol Smith Russell's
curtain-raiser, Mr. Valentine's Christ
mas Breakfast, and several other
plays, shot himself yesterday after
noon. He took his life at the resi
dence of Mr. Solomon Plaut. Mr.
Plant's daughter, Carrie, is engaged to
Mr. Ike Lewis, a brother of the play
wright. In a letter to his brother he
said he was sick in mind and body,
and beyond the possibility of a cure.
No Statue for Ben Butler.
Boston, Mass., April 15. The House
committee on ways and means, to
which was referred the bill for an
appropriation of $00,000 for a statue
of General Butler, will report against
the appropriation. A minority of the
committee, probably including Mr.
Hayes, the Republican representative
from Lowell, and the Democratic
members will dissent. It is probable
that the House will sustain the ma
To Tote on the Eight Hour Question.
Ishfeming, Mich., April 15.-Whether
30,000 men shall strike will be settled
here to-day, when representatives of
the Northern Miners' Union ballot on
the question of demanding the eight
hour day. All delegates are instructed
and it is feared the demand will carry,
in which case collision between the
miners and operators appears un
Now a Tin Plate Pool.
Pittsbubg, Pa., April 15. A meeting
of manufacturers 'of tin and terne
plates will be held here on Wednesday
to organize a pool. The formation of
the steel billet pool to control prices
for the next two years, it is claimed,
compels the tin plate manufacturers to
take some action to protect themselves
from foreign competition.
Safe Blowers at Sunnydale.
Wichita, Kan., April U. The Bank
of Sunnydale, this county, was broken
open by burglars Sunday night, the
safe blown and $4,000 in money stolen.
There is a clue to the cracksmen.
522 T0 13 FOR SILVEB.
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS SOLID FOR
THE WHITE METAL.
THE BIG FOUR WIN EASILY.
The Sedalia Convention Promise to Be
Harmonlons State Nominating Con
vention to Be Held at Jefferson
City August 5 Colonel
Hatch to Be the Tem
Sedalia, Mo , April 15. Every train
to-day is bringing extra cars loaded
with delegates for the Democratic
State convention to-morrow, though
the silver delegates will be so much
in the majority that, so far aa the res
olutions and selection of delegates at
large are concerned, the gathering
will be a very tame affair. The local
fights will, however, give some light
to it Dick Bland's presidential aspir
ations lend moderate interest to the
gossip and log rolling.
The first duty of the convention
after it shall have adopted its resolu
tions will be the selection ot four del
egates at large to the national con
vention. That the four will be Sena
tors Vest and Cockrell, Governor Stone
and ex-Congressman Bland is taken for
granted and nobody else is talked of.
That the convention will adopt a
platform intended to make the test of
a man's Democracy depend on his pro
fession of the 16 to 1 silver sentiment
which prevails among the delegates
generally, is certain. The politicians
have been counting noses and say that
out of 535 delegates there are only
thirteen sound money men.
When the State central committee
met this afternoon it was found that
Senator Cochran, who had been select
ed by the free silver caucus for chair
man, was not a delegate. Ex-Congressman
W. H. Hatch and M. E. Ben
ton of Neosho were nominated, and
Hatch was selected by a vote of 16 to
'3. W. Jeff Pollard of St. Louis was
chosen for temporary secretary and
Charles Fox of St. Louis, M. S. Raum
of Putnam county, J. B. Love of
Springfield and T. O. Toles of Jeffer
son City assistants. Levi J. Brett of
Lincoln county was chosen for ser-
geant-at-arms. L. F. Gordon will be
John A. Knott moved that the State
nominating convention be held Aa
gust 6 at Jefferson City. M. A. Fyke
moved to amend by making the place
Kansas City. Nick Bell of St Louis
wanted the convention held as long as
possible after the Chicago convention.
He proposed August 12 as the date.
Colonel W. H. Phelps of Jasper county
proposed August 19. After a brief
discussion the committee agreed to
make the date August 5, and Jefferson
City as the placfe.
It was decided that the candidates
for all State offices should be selected
at the August convention. This will
do away with a separate convention to
nominate a supreme judge, The basis
of representation will be the same as
to-morrow's convention, making 535
Colonel Bill Phelps proposes that, in
view of the troubles in Kansas City,
the delegates be selected not by county
conventions, but by conventions of
State representative districts. Nick
Bell proposed that Kansas City adopt
the method used in St Louis select
delegates by wards.
M. A. Fyke suggested that each
ward and township in Jackson county
select its own delegates to the next
State covention without regard to the
county organization. The matter was
discussed for some time, but was drop
ped. The call was amended to include
the election of a new State committee
at the August convention.
WOMEN WILL BE ADMITTED
Over Three-Fourths of the Methodist
Conferences Favor the Amendment.
Pittsbubg, Pa., April 15. The ques
tion of the admission of women dele
gates to the general conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church has been
practically settled in their favor.
A letter received by the Rev. C. W.
Smith, D. D., editor of the Pittsburg
Christian Advocate, from the Rev. D.
S. Monroe of Altoona, secretary of the
general conference stated . that the
constitutional amendment had re
ceived more than the requisite three
fourths votes of the annual con
ferences. Tillman Denver's Guest.
Denver, Col., April 15. Senator
Tillman of South Carolina arrived in
Denver at 7:30 this morning. He was
met at the train by leading Democrats
and was escorted to the Brown Palace
hotel, where he met the committee of
reception as a body. To-night a pub
lic reception will be tendered at the
hotel, and to-morrow night the sena
tor will address the State Democratio
A Freight Goes Through a Bridge.
St. Louis, Mo., April 15. A west
bound freight train on the Missouri
Pacific went through a middle span of
the bridge across the Gasconade river
early this morning. Several cars now
lie at the bottom of the river. Fire
also destroyed several cars. The main
line may be blocked for several days.
No lives were lost
A Sclentlflo Director Proposed.
Washington, April 15. Senator
Procto'r, chairman of the committee
on agriculture, was to-day authorized
by that, committee to make a favor
able report on a bill to provide for a
director-in-chief of the scientific bu
reaus of the Agricultural department
Reed Will Not Retire.
Washington, April 15. The report
that Speaker Reed intends to retire
from public life at the close of his
present term in Congress, regardless
of the outcome of his political hopes,
is positively denied by his friends
MASSACRED BY INDIANS.
All the City OflMala of Jaqnela, Mexico,
Crrr or Mexico, April 15. A tele
gram from Oaxaca City, states that
the rebel Indians at the town of
Juquela killed all the town councilors,
school teachers, local priests, chief of
police and the telegraph operator in
fact, every one holding a government
place. The people are in terror.
The Indians began their plotting in
holy week, instigated by Indian
lawyers, who informed them that the
new state taxes were unconstitutional,
but the authorities paid no attention
to the excitement among them, con
sidering they were engaged in their
usual drunken celebration of the sea
son. But, procuring arms and
machetes, they made a rush for the
town hall, and the prefect hastily
closed the doors, which they soaked
with petroleum and . burned, thus
effecting an entranca Tbey sacked
the place, penetrated into the private
apartments of the prefect, grossly
maltreated the women of his family,
and then, turning attention to the
officials and armed servants, killed and
The scene was a horrible one, as .the
assault took place in the early even
ing, and the excitement of the mob
was indescribable. The mob of
drunken Indians, after sacking the
town hall, went to the federal stamp
office and assaulted it, burning down
the outside door with petroleum,
which also communicated fire to the
entire house, placing Collector Gra
ciada, who was on the roof with his
clerks, in a most perilous situation,
but they managed to escape by the
rear jumping for their lives.
Many shops were burned after being
sacked, ana the Indians decorated
themselves with finery. They all fled
on the approach of the soldiers, and
are now in the hills. The revolt is
local and will be suppressed, and the
instigators of the Indians will be se
verely punished, as they took advant
age of their cross ignorance.
MKEEVER BESTS GRIFFO.
Phlladelphlan Gives the Australian Won
der a Surprise.
New Yobk, April 15. A fair sized
crowd gathered at the Empire Ath
letic club, Maspeth, L. L, last night
to witness a twenty round boxing bout
between Young Griffo, of Australia,
and Charlie McKeever, of Philadel
phia. Rounds one to three were a
standoff. Fourth and fifth were Mc
Keever's by a large majority. Sixth,
seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth were
tame, with honors easy. In the elev
enth McKeever had everything his
own way. The twelfth was red hot
with honors easy.
Rounds thirteen to nineteen were
slow, with the advantage slightly in
McKeever'8 favor. In the twentieth
and last round McKeever landed rp'
peatedly on Griffo's head and body
McKeever had the greater number of
points to his credit when the gong
ended the bout, and amidst a good
deal of excitement Referee Hurst d
cided that the Philadelphia man had
KILLED HER FRIEND.
Chicago Girl Shoots a Prominent Young
Woman of Elgin and Suicides.
Elgin, I1L, April 15. Miss Mary
Linnett, of Chicago, shot and instant
ly killed Miss Elizabeth Trowbridge,
a prominent young woman of this city
and then killed herself, shortly after
5 o'clock last evening.
Miss Linnett, some two years ago,
conceived a singular liking for a young
woman in Chicago, a neighbor, and
attempted to take her life because she
would not live with her. She was
sent to the insane asylum here less
than a year ago and was discharged
from the institution as cured in De
cember last Miss Trowbridge was an
attendant at the hospital and had
charge of Miss Linnett, who became
passionately attached to her. Her
great regret in leaving Elgin was that
she must leave her friend behind. She
returned to Chicago, where she re
mained at her home. Her friends
believed her entirely cured of her
J. Hilton Turner Has Fractured Skull.
Bt. Louis, Mo., April 16. J. Milton
Turner, ex-minister to Liberia, poli
tician, lawyer and national celebrity,
is at the city hospital with a fractured
skull. A fight with his stepdaughter.
Mrs. William Mason, is the cause. His
wife says Turner grew quarrelsome
over a luncheon which did not suit
him, and finally attacked Mrs. Mason,
who struck him with a broken pitcher
in endeavoring to protect herself. The
ex-minister tells a different story,
claiming Mrs. Mason struck him dur
ing the excitement of a quarrel.
Sues for 925,000 Damages for Slander.
Clinton, Mo., April 15. Maria D.
Moore, whose husband, Campbell
Moore, is a great-grandson of Alexan
der Campbell, the great theologian,
has filed suit against William Porter,
a wealthy business man and land
owner of Ulrich, this county, asking
825,001) for slander. She alleges that
Porter on five different occasions slan
dered her, and she asks for $5,00 for
Spanish Want Horses.
Havana, April 15. The govern
ment has ordered a horse levy, and
will purchase, for ready cash, here, all
horses not required for business pur
poses. They must be delivered to the
authorities within a short period, and
those who fail to comply with the or
der will be considered traitors and
their horses will be confiscated.
To Prolong the Drelbund.
Paris, April 13. A dispatch to the
Matin from Venice says that Emperor
William and King Humbert, at their
conference on Saturday last, decided
to prolong the Dreibund until 1903,
the present agreement including an
offensive as well as a defensive clause.
Killed for Refusing to Sign a Deed.
Schuyler, Neb., Apru 15. Patrick
Finnegan, a farmer residing in Colfax
county, yesterday killed his wife and
committed suicide. Trouble was
caused in the family by the wife re
fusing to sign deeds to property her
husband desired to sell.
MANY IMPORTANT ADDITIONS TO
THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY BILL
SENATE COMMITTE ACTS.
Stock Exposed to Contagion as Well as
Those Already Affected Are Included
Within the Inhibitions of the BUI
Liable to a Fine of 1,000
for Hauling Such Cattle.
Washington, April 15. The Senate
Committee on Agriculture to-day au
thorized Senator Warren to make a
favorable report upon the animal in
dustry bill. This is a re-codification
of the existing laws bearing upon the
subject of animal and meat inspection
with 'numerous important additions.
Among these are provisions putting
the inspection of meat products and
live stock, the extirpation of infec
tious and contagious disease, the regu
lation and transportation of live stock
and the prevention of the exportation
or importation of diseased stock in the
direct charge of the bureau of animal
industry. Stock exposed to contagion
as well as those already affected are in
cluded within the inhibitions of the
bill. Transportation companies are for
bidden under penalty, 91,000, to receive
or ship infected animals for interstate
commerce. The owners of cars or
pens which have contained diseased
cattle are required to disinfect them
thoroughly. Veterinary inspection of
live stock whose meat is to be ex
ported is exacted, and shippers of
meat products are required to mark
plainly packages so as to indicate the
species of the animal. No slaughter
of animals at abattoirs having gov
ernment inspection is to be allowed
on Sundays or holidays or at night in
the absence of an Inspector, inspec
tors are authorized to condemn such
animals or carcasses as are found to
be diseased, and, if necessary, to de
stroy them. Provision is made for
sending veterinary surgeons to dis
tricts where horses, cattle or hogs are
Buffering from infectious diseases.
Penalties for disregard or disobedience
of the laws are provided in all cases
and in several instances fines amount
ing to $5,000 are imposed.
MINE WORKERS' REPORTS.
facta and Figures of Moment Laid Be
fore the National Convention.
Columbus, Ohio, April 15. In the
sport of Secretary-Treasurer Patrick
McBryde of the United Mine Workers
f America, made at the opening of
the national convention to-day, he
Mid that the coal trade was better
prior to 1890, when this association
was formed than now. The value of
foal on board the cars at , the
mines in 1690 was 9110,420,851, and
n 1894 $1,768,350 less, although
the product was greater by 7,500,390
ions. Prior to 1890, Central Pennsyl
vania was represented in the national
Mine workers. Now they were not
here. The two Virginias and their
eheap coal had much to do with effect
ing the changed conditions. For
merly all of their coal went 'to the
Atlantic seaboard. To-day there is
no more West Virginia coal in Chicago
than Ohio coal, though the former had
to pass through Ohio on its way to
Chicago. The financial condition of
the association showed a debt of about
$3,000, with about $1,100 on hand.
McBryde said that he expected to see
the debt wiped out before the conven
HoKlnley Secures a Majority of the Del
egates In Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky., April 15. McKin
ley has two more instructed delegates
to the St. Louis convention than Brad
ley, and eighty-eight more than Brad
ley to the State convention at Louis
District conventions to elect dele
gates to the national convention are
being held to-day in the Third, Fourth,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh
Congressional districts. The conven
tion in the Second yesterday resulted
in a victory for Bradley. In the Third,
McKinley will have an easy victory,
while Bradley will easily take the
Fourth, his home district, and also
the Eighth. The Ninth will go for
McKinley, with the Tenth and
A TRIPPLE SHOOTING.
Thi e Persons, Two Hen and a Girl,
Receive Three Ballets Each.
Hennessey, Okla., April 15. Near
Columbia, sixteen miles southeast of
here, last Sunday Jesse Steel, a young
man, met Rosa Stadler in an unoccu
pied house not for from the girl's
home. Shortly after Abe Schell, ap
peared and the shooting began.
Steel was shot twice in the forehead
and once in the windpipe, Schell once
in the forehead and twice in the wrist
and the girl three times in the fore
head. Each of the three received
wounds, but no deaths have occurred
yet Steele and Schell each claim
that the other began the shooting and
the girl can give no coherent account
of the affair.
A North Mississippi Freshet.
Royalton, Minn., April 15. The
bridge over the Mississippi west of
here, was swept away to-day, as was
the Platte River dam at this place.
The Pine Knoll dam, McKean's dam
on Skunk brook and the Two Rivers
dam have been swept out also.
Licenses Allowed la Sooth Dakota.
Yankton, S. D., April 15. The Su
preme court has given prohibition in
this State a severe blow by its decision
upholding the Yankton city ordinance
MR. ALDRICH'S FIGURES.
The Reed Boomer Claims lit Delegates
for the Maine Man.
Washington, April 15. Represent
ative Aldrich, of Illinois, gives 01 1 a
statement of Mr. Reed's strength, aa
compared with other candidates, as
Arkansas.... 0 It
Florida I 0
Georgia 12 T
Indians 0 U
Kansas 0 18
Kentucky 0 4
Louisiana IS 1
Massachusetts !S 0
Minnesota 0 10
Missouri 0 13
Nebrarka 0 '
New Hampshire 8 0
New York 0 l
Ohio 0 30
Oregon 0 S
Rhode Island 8 0
South Carol na 8 0
South Dakota 0 S
Texas iO 8
Wisconsin 0 24 -
Distric t of Columbia 1 0
Total .....Hi W
"There have been 100 delegates
elected," says Mr. Aldrich, "who are
divided among Morton, Allison, Quay,
Cullom and Bradley and forty-eight
who are properly classed as doubtful.
The summary, there fore, is as follows:
Reed, 111; McKinley, 16d; the field, 160;
doubtful, 48; total, 494. . We make no
note of the four delegates recently
elected in South Carolina, because the '
legality of that convention is ques
tioned, and in any event they would
belong to the doubtful column."
THE NEW IRISH LAND BILL.
Mr. Balfour Presents and Explains the
Measure to the Commons,
LoNDOir, April la. Mr. Gerald Bal
four, chief secretary for Ireland, in
troduced the new Irish land bill in the
House of Commons yesterday. It is of
much wider scope than that of Mr.
John Morley's, who was chief secre
tary for Ireland in the late Liberal
government, and is upon the principal
of purchase by the occupying tenant
as the ultimate solution of the land
question. In introducing the bill the
chief secretary for Ireland said
that the government believed
that the land question was at the root
of the agitation for home rule. The
bill provided to facilitate the purchase
of holdings and prevented the lessee
from having rent levied on his Im
provements. It embodied the most
non-centitious proposal of 1895 and
modified others. It was proposed that
the tenant should be deemed, on the
fiayment of two years' arrears, to be
n just possession of his holdings,
leaving the landlord to recover the re
mainder of the arrears in the ordinary
John Dillon, the chairman of the
Irish parliamentary party, declared
that the bill was extremely disap
pointing to Ireland, and was a fur
ther proof of the incapacity of parlia
ment to legislate for Ireland.
THE MARKETS. '
Kansas Citt, Ma, April 15 The few sam
ples of wheat offered for sale here met with
little demand. No No. 2 hard was on sale.
Home soft wheat was offorei at about yester
Hard Wheat-No. 2. 62963o. No. 8, 50 i54o;
No. 4, 43o; rejeoted, 8"40j; no grade, 8 Uo.
Sort Wheat-No ., 747c; No, 8, 65a72o; No.
4,&5Mc; rejected, 43 5 o. Sprint Wheat
No 2, 62o; No. 8. 57B)o; rejected, 50gS5ot
white spring wheat, WaflJo.
Corn-No. 2, 24o; No. 3, 24e; No.4, l.'22cj
white corn, No. 2, 24c; No, 8, 2Sc.
Oats-No 2. 17S18c; No. I, 1617o; No, 4,14
lc ; no grade, IMf 14o j No. 2 white oats, 20e;
No 3, white, l19o.
Rye-No 2, 33S!34c; No. 8, 82o.
Bran 4143o in "lOU-lb sacks; balk, to less.
Hay-Timothy, choice, 111 ej 11.50; Na 1, 810
11; Na 2. 1838. 0; Na 3, $M037.5O; choice
prairie, $9.B058; No. 1,8646.; No. i, 85&5.V) ;
No. 8. S4I4.50 ; No. 4, ta.M; straw, 88.5004.
Broom Corn Short and common, $20 J5 per
ton: self working, fair to good, 8i533 per
ton; self working, choice, $JO350 per ton;
dwarf corn, t20i0 per ton; all hurl, $iW450
per ton, according to quality.
Eggs Strictly fresh, Vo per doz; 90 in. new
No. 8 cases.
Poultry Hens, 8; springs. lOo; broilers, 1
to 2 lbs, t 15J per dozen; roosters, 15o : young,
17l4c. Turkeys Hens, Ho; gobblers, 10c; old,
8c Ducks, 9 48 Ho. Geese, fat, 5c Pigeons,
90c to $1 per do.
Butter Creamery, extra fancy separator,
10c; firsts, 15c; dairy, fancy separator, 16o ;
firsts, I3e; dairy fancy, 15o; fair, Mo; store
packed, fresh, 10c; packing stock. Tc; country
roll, fancy, He; choice, lu-tllo.
Applet Single barrels sell as high as 18.
Fancy stand, Wine Sap and Willow Twig, in a
small way, $5 36.51; fair to good, $3. V) 3 3. 73 per
barrel; Ben Davis, $4 for fancy stock in a small
way; inferior stock sells as low as Si per barrel.
Potatoes Home grown, 224 25c in a small
way ; choice, c per bain car lots; fancy, 21o
Chicago Board of Trade.
Chicago, April IV Tin following Is the
range of prices ot the grain and provision
market on the board of trade:
Kansas Crrr, Mo.. April 15. Cattle Re
ceipts, 5,877; calves 152: shipped yest-rday, 997
cattle, no calves. The market was steady to a
Drested beef and export steer. ......3. 5 2 4.05
Texas and Indian steers, l.6Jil.0Q
Cows and heifers 1.50 J 3. 10
St ckers and feeders. 2.50 43.70
Hogs Receipts, 1M2; shipped yesterday,
497. The bog market opened 5 to 10 cents
lower and grew somewhat firmer. The top
price was 83.61 and the buU of sales from $3.40
Sheep Receipts, 7,09: shipped yesterday,
2,49.:. The market was about steady at the
opening and closed 5 to ltto lowr.
The following are represent itive kales;
711 N. M. lb 73 4 00
I lamb, 110 ..4 00
687 sheep, 89 3 80
25 sheep, 53 2 SO
210 sheep, 69 8 3)
16 sheep, 82 1 7
H sheep, 77 1 Si
JO Kids, ..... 2 Si
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