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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
DEATH FOR HIGH TREASON
PIYEOF THE LEADERS IN TRANS
VAAL RAID CONDEMNED.
NO MERCY IS SHOWN THEM
Hammond, the American Engineer, One
of the Doomed Men The British
Government at Once Pleads for
Leniency Matter Brought
Up In Congress Califor
nia Senators Active.
Pretoria, April 29. The trial was
resumed yesterday of the members of
the national reform committee of
Johannesburg. John Hays Ham
mond, the American mining engineer,
pleaded guilty of high treason, follow
ing the example of the other leaders
of the reform committee. V
The lawyers for the defense then
read a statement signed by John Hays
Hammond, Lionel Phillips, George
Farrar; Charles Leonard and Colonel
Francis Rhodes, leaders of the reform
committee. This reviews the recent
history of the futile agitation for re
dress of lleged Uitlander grievances
in the Transvaal; admitted that, in the
face of the rumors current that the
Boers were going to attack Johannes
berg, the signers had asked Dr. Jame
son to come, but that they deplored
the mistake he had made in coming,
when there was no urgent need for
his presence; maintained that the ac
tion had not been hostile to the re
public, its officials having been pro
tected and life and property having
been generally preserved. Telegrams
which passed between Mr. Heit of the
chartered South African company and
Dr. Jameson, Colonel Francis Rhodes
and others were also read.
Then the counsel made a speech of
two hours' duration in behalf of the
defense, concludingac follows: If the
edge of the sword is to be used, it will
cause eternal misery m the republic;
but should the flat side be employed,
it will usher in peace ana good will.
This morning the five men were
brought into court and all of them,
Hammond, Rhodes, Farrar, Phi'lips
and Leonard, were formally con;
demned to death.
England Calls for Leniency.
London, April 19 The Secretary ol
State for the colonies, Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain, announced in the House
of Commons to-day that the five lead
ers of the reform committee of Johan
nesburg (J. H. Hammond, Francis
Rhodes, George Farrar, Lionel Phil
lips and Charles Leonard) had been
-condemned to death. He added that
upon hearing the news he cabled to
the governor of Cape Colony, Sir Her
cules Robinson, to communicate the
following to President Kruger:
"The government has just learned
that the sentence of death
has been passed upon the five
leaders ot the reform committee.
"They can feel, no doubt, Your Honor
will commute the sentence and have
assured Parliament of their convic
tion that this is Your Honor's inten
tion." W. J. Galloway, Conservative, asked
whether the law under which the
leaders of the Johannesburg reform
-committee were tried did not provide
for the confiscation of their property,
in the event of conviction, and not
for the imposing of the death penalty.
Mr. Chamberlain said hat he was
unable to answer the question. ,
Intervention for Hammond.
Washington, April 29. Mr. Mahany
-of New York in the House to-day
asked for the immediate consideration
of a resolution calling on the Secre
tary of State, in view of the report
that John Hays Hammond, the Ameri
can engineer, had been sentenced to
death for treason in the Transvaal,
South Africa, to safeguard his inter
ests as an American citizen and inter
fere in his behalf, if such action
should be deemed advisable.. After
some discussion Mr. McCreary of
Kentucky objected and the matter
went over. '
The California Senators will prob
ably ask through the State depart
ment that clemency be shown to Ham
mond, although Senator White says
that in the face of a plea of guilty of
high treason he is not sure , that this
government could make a very strong
, Ministers Boycott Ingersoli.
Carthage, Mo., April 29. Ten days
ago the Light Guard band announced
that it had engaged Robert G. Inger
soli to lecture hsre Thursday evening,
but not on a religious subject, The
ministers began to protest, and a
church concert was gotten up for the
same date, but yesterday the con
cert was postponed, the reason
assigned being the illness of the
principal performer. The sale of seats
for Ingersoli has been so heavy that a
full house is already assured. In a
morning paper the Ministerial Alli
ance publishes a card urging Christian
people to stay away from the lecture.
Mo Beer for Illinois Delegates.
Springfield, 111., April 20. There
will be no beer sold at the State con
vention tomorrow. The state board
of agriculture to-day cancelled the
concession granted to a saloon-keeper.
A Big Oil Warehouse Burned.
Tittsbcrg, Pa., Aprils. The large
warehouse of the Atlantic Refining
f-f Company, together with two settling
tanks and a number of receiving
tanks containing oil, were destroyed
by fire about 2 o'clock this morninc,
entailing a loss of about 8100,000.
Big Money on McKinley.
New Yohk, April 29. Howard P.
Frotiiingham, a broker on the stock
exchange, offered yesterday to bet
anywhere from SI, 000 to 825,000 in
sums to suit, that McKinley would be
nominated and elected president of
the United States.
Celebrations in Honor of the Memory
of the Great Commander.
Boston, April 29. The Grant dinner
of the Middlesex club at the Bruns
wick last night, in honor of the birth
day of the great general, was a fitting
closing of the Danquet season. The
distinguished guests of the evening
were: General James Long-street, of
the Confededate army; Senator-elect
Joseph K Foraker, of Ohio; James B.
Hoyt, of Ohio; Senator Thurston, of
Nebraska, and Lieutenant Governor
General Longstreet, when intro
duced, was very warmly greeted. He
6aid in part: "Grant returned to ser
vice in the United Slates army in the
hour of sanguinary war, atfuehead
of a regiment of volunteers. His work
soon drew the attention of nis super
iors, and he began to rise. Modest as
a maiden, the heavy blows of the
strong arm of an Ajax was all tnere
was to tell the story of work that
pushed him up, until at the end of two
years he found himself .above all of
ficers that held superior rank, com
manding armies of a million soldiers,
spread out over lines of thousands of
miles, yet humbly submissive to the
government he so ably defended. If
another record marks such an epoch, I
fail to recall it
"Of all the Union commanders,
Grant was the great leader who
accurately surveyed the great field of
war. When it was all ended, incapa
ble of malice, his generous heart of
fered all that his enemy could' ask as
terms of surrender, with abundance
of provisions for the hungry soldiers
and transportation to their distant
Mr. Foraker and Senator Thurston
also made addresses.
The day was fittingly observed in at
least forty of the principal American
Her Lover Was Fickle.
Wellington, Kan., April 29. Yes
terday morning Miss Lizzie Olden
berg, aged 21 years, of South Haven
township, in this county, on learning
that a young man residing in Okla
homa to whom she was engaged had
proved recreant and was to marry an
other woman that day, took a dose of
strychnine for the' purpose or ending
her life. The deed was soon discov
ered by the family and antidotes ad
ministered, but it is doubtful whether
Bhe can recover.
Another Pearl Bryan' Case.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 29. Buffalo
has now a Pearl Bryan case. ihe
bead of a woman was found on the
farm of John Hoag, near Orchard
park, late Saturday afternoon, iioag
had hopn lira win or manure from the
city, and while spreading it out dis
covered tne neaa. it was wrappeu m
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a K11 ttq 1 n nnrcnuTwir nil nnn h. i i m i i t - i, -
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hole in the occipital region. It seems
imnrooiKlo t.n trnvA t.hfi head def-
initnlir. an Wnntr had been drawing
manure from several stables in this
Funshon Nearlng His Doom.
St. Joseph, Mo.. April 9. Only
Dine days are to elapse until the time
set for the execution of Wife Murderer
Thomas Punshon. If no word is re
ceived from the governor the scaffold
will be erected next week. It is not
believed, however, that Punshon will
be hanged. It is known that a num
ber of influential friends saw Governor
Stone last week and talked to him
about the case.
Damage Claim Compromised.
Topeka, Kan., April 29. Two
weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. John McRob
erts were killed and shockingly muti
lated by a Rock Island train at one of
the road crossings in this city, while a
little daughter, who was in the wagon
with them, lost one of her limbs.
Yesterday the Rock Island settled
with the heirs of the McRoberts' by
the payment of $3,500.
Forced to Do Rescue AVork.
El Paso, Tex., April 29. The gov
ernor of Chihuahua sent a regiment of
troops to Nina Viejo to compel peons
to open up the recently caved-in mine,
and rescue . the miners. He also had
the city police gather up all the un
employed men in the streets and
march them out to the mine to work.
Of sixty-one men entombed, fifteen
were taken out dead.
Killed With a Clnb.
Milan, Mo., April 20. II. C. Frank
lin and Frank Baker of near this city,
engaged in an altercation last night
over some cattle. The latter struck
the former a blow over the head with
a club, from which it is said he died
in a short time. Warrants have been
issued for Baker's arrest but he has
Shot While Trying to Escape.
Baxter Springs, Kan., April 29.
While James Gallagher was having a
preliminary examination for horse
stealing before United States Commis
sioner Daniels, he tried to escape from
the custody of Deputy Marshal Jones
and was shot through the right lung,
lie will probably die.
Upton Indorse 1 for Governor.
Springfield, Mo., April 29. After
one of the most exciting conventions
in the history of - the county, Greene
county Republicans elected seventeen
delegates to the Springfield conven
tion who are favorable to Hon. Joe
Upton for governor.
X Rays as a Diphtheria Cure.
Columbia, . Mo.. April 29. The
Roentgen ray will cure diphtheria by
killing the bacilkis which causes that
terribly fatal disease. This is the dis
covery which the electrical depart
ment of the University of Missouri an
Election Riots In Loutaiana.
New Orleans, La., April 29. The
governor has ordered two companies
of militia from this city to Natchi
toches. Trouble is threatened there
on account of the refusal of Demo
cratic election oflicials to proclaim the
result of the election according to the
ballots cast by Populists, but which
the Democrats claim were fraudulent
Mackenzie Bowel Reslgus-
Ottawa, April 29. Sir Mackenzie
Bowel has tendered his resignation as
Premier. There is no doubt that Lord
Aberdeen will send for Sir Charles
Tupper to form a new Cabinet.
HOT FIGHT IK ILLINOIS,
"1NAT0R CULLOS MANAGING THE
IT IS WAR TO THE KNIFE.
The Opposition Determined to Prevent
Instructions for the Ohio Man
McKinleyltes Threaten to Da
feat Tanner for Governor if
They are Not Fairly
Springfield, 111., April 29. The
McKinley leaders gathered here for
the State convention to-morrow de
clare that the opposition has agreed
that as soon as the candidate for gov
ernor shall have been nominated the
delegates-at-large to the national
convention shall be selected, and that
then the question of the adoption of a
resolution instructing those delegates
shall be brought up. Senator Cullora
and his followers deny this, as also do
the Cook county (Chicago) leaders.
Some of the radical McKinley fol
lowers declare that the majority of
delegates to the convention are in
structed for McKinley for President,
and that unless John R. Tanner
brings his men into line for the early
adoption of instructions to the delegates-at-large
an attempt will be made
to sidetrack him in favor of some other
The arrival of Senator Cullom en
couraged the anti-McKinlty faction.
He has a large following and a great
many of the delegates who have been
instructed for McKinley say that,
while they will not violate their in
structions, they will support Cullom
in his desire to have a state ticket
nominated before taking up the mat
ter of delegates-at-large and resolu
tions instructing them. Cullom said
this morning that he had agreed to
no compromise, and that he would
agree to none.
Nearly all of the delegates are here
now, and if a compromise between
the McKinley and anti-McKinley men
can be effected it will probably bedone.
Nearly all of the candidates for places
on the state ticket are opposed to
electing delegates-at-large to the Na
tional convention until all of the
other nominations shall have been at
tended to. The McKinley men say
they will not agree to this, as it is
only a scheme of the machine to turn
their favorite down.
There are now more people in town
than have been at any Illinois conven
tion ever held and with every train
the crowd is increased. Not even cot
room can be had at the hotels.
Dr. E. N. Jamieson, chairman of
the Republican State Central commit
tee and leader of the Cook county
men, who will call the convention to
order, said that there had been no
compromise between the McKinley
men and those opposed to him. "The
convention will be called to order in
the customary manner," he said.
"The organization will be completed,
and then if a majority of the dele
gates favor selecting national dele
gates at large before taking up the
nominations .for the regular State
ticket it will be done. It will rest en
tirely with the delegates. Neither I
nor any other individual can decide
such a question. There is nothing to
compromise so far as 1 am concerned.
If the convention votes to take up the
presidential question when the organ
ization is completed, it will be done;
otherwise the regular order will be
carried out. .
DYNAMITE IN HAVANA.
Bold Attempt Made to Blow Up the
Palace of the Captain General.
Havana, April- 29. An explosion,
believed to be due to dynamite or
some other high explosive, occurred
in the palace of the governor general
at 11:30 o'clock this morning.
The detonation was sharp and the
building was partly filled with dust,
while the noise of breaking glass and
falling plaster could be heard on all
The explosion occurred in a closet
in a low story or basement under the
city hall, which part of the building
was converted into a heap of rubbish.
The walls were torn, great stones fell
and a printer belonging to the cap
tain general's office was wounded.
It was at first believed that the
steam boiler had exploded, but when
it was found to be intact it was sus
pected that the destruction was caused
by dynamite. The real cause, how
ever, is not known.
The greatest excitement prevails as
a result of this explosion, which nat
urally is attributed to the insurgents
or their friends.
No Fnblio Buildings This Session.
Washington, April 29. "Nobody
will get any public buildings at this
session of Congress," said Congress
man Miller of Kansas City, Kan., to
day. "I will get as many public
buildings as anyone and 1 won't get
one. Neither will anyone else. Kan
sas City, Kan., will have to wait."
Mrs. Seabrooke Sues.
New York, April 29. Thomas Q,
Seabrooke, the actor, who is playing
in "The Speculator,' at the Fifth
Avenue theater, is being sued by his
wife, Elvia C. Seabrooke, for a separa
tion on the grounds of cruelty and
Lucy Daly Weds Happy Ward.
Baltimore, Md., April 29.-Itwf,s
made known here yesterday that
Happy Ward of the Ward & Yokes
company had been married to Lucy
Daly, the dancer of "The I'ussing
Show" company, last Wednesday by
Father Boland of St Vincent's church.
A Pittsburg Fugitive Captured.
Pittsburg, Pa., April ay. John L.
Cowan of this city, who disappeared
last February, leaving his friends,
relatives, creditors and victims about
1200,000 short, has been caught in
Three Impla Routed by the British Ka-
Uts Closing In on Buluwayo.
London, April 29. The Mashona-
land (South Africa) agency here hai
received the following dispatch from
Buluwayo, dated April 27: "Big en
gagement this morning. Three impia
surrounded us. Defeated and routed
them with great loss."
Capetown, April 23. According to
the latest advices from Buluwayo, the
Matabeles and their mound fortifica
tions have again drawn closer to Bulu
wayo and have been further rein
forced, while another large body of
men was leaving for Matopo hills,
expecting to effect a junction with the
other oodies ol Hostile natives and
completely surround the place. In
addition, another strong force of hos
tiles has gone in the direction of the
route being followed by the relief
corps of about 600 men and nine
machine guns advancing from Mafe
king, the advance guard of which, it
was hoped, would reach Mangwe
about May 7.
SOUND MONEY MEN ASTIR.
Silver Democrats Will Mot Be Allowed
Washington, April 29. The sound
money Democratic leaders are now
arranging for a more determined
effort than ever to combat the free
silver faction both in State conven
tions and the National gathering and
express confidence in tho outcome.
Ex-Mayor Hopkins of Chicago and
ex-Congressman Cable of Illinois have
been placed in charge of Illinois and
believe that they can prevent Gover
nor Altgeld and Uinrichsen from hav
ing their way in that State.
Ex-Postmaster General Dickinson is
at work in Michigan, Secretary Car
lisle is turning his attention to Ken
tucky, Secretary Smith and Repre
sentative Turner will look after
Georgia, and in Indiana, Ohio, Tennes
see, Virginia and the Dakotas active
work has been started.
MORRILL TO FIGHT.
The Governor Calls J- M- Simpson Into
Topeka, Kan, April 29.
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Morrill returned from Hiawatha fully
determined to remain in the race for
governor, no matter what may be the
result. He said this forenoon:
"The worst they can do is to beat
me. 1 could stand that, but I could
not afford to quit simply because I
have met opposition from an unex
The governor has not yet formed
his plans, but it is an open secret that ,
he will depend upon Railroad Com- j
missioner J. M. Simpson to manage
his canvas for a renomination. He
called Simpson into his private office ;
this afternoon and they were together .
an hour or more. ,
- PENSION BILL PASSED.
Mr. Pickler's Measure Revising the Laws
Put Through Without Change.
Washington, April 29. The Pickler
pension bill revising the pension laws
was passed by. the House without a
change by a vote of 187 to 5.
The Republicans and Populists
voted solidly for the measure and the
Democrats, with six exceptions, voted
against it. The six were Fitzgerald of
Massachusetts, Sorg of Ohio, Cum
mings of New York, Walsh of New
York, Downing of Illinois and Layton
Mr. Henderson from the committee
on rules brought in a special order for
the consideration of the bankruptcy
bill, general debate to begin
to-morrow and Thurs-
day, debate under the five minute iVe
Friday and Saturday until 4 o'clock,
when the final vote is to be taken.
OUT OF THE TOPEKA JAIL.
West Escapes Through a Hole Made
for a rostofHce Robber. '
Topeka, Kan., April 29. Bill West,
the outlaw who murdered Deputy
United States Marshal Kenney in
Oklahoma about a year ago, escaped
from the county jail here between
midnight and 4 o'clock this morning
and is still at large. All the circum
stances indicate that he escaped by
aid of help from the outside, and that
to furnish that aid the confederate
actually broke into the" jail and
opened the cage within which are the
cells. It also is believed that, although
he was the only prisoner who escaped,
it was not his liberty, but that of the
convicted postoffice robber at Gaylord
Woodworth, that the outside confed
WAR ON M'KINLEY.
Kansas City A. P. A.'s Ordered to Fight
the Ohio Man.
Kansas City, Mo., April 23. The
long expected order for A. P. A. mem
bers to fight William McKinley as a
candidate for president reached Kan
sas City yesterday. It was read in
Council 1 last night and resulted in a
fight, and later in the organization of
a Linton club. The order came from
the national advisory board through
the State president's office at St. Louis.
It is in the form of an instruction to
organize and work for the selection
of W. S. Linton of Michigan as a can
didate for president
A Mayor Stabbed by an Anarchist.
Paris, April 29. During a popular
fete at the town of Lons Le Saunier
an Anarchist named Colin stabbed and
killed the mayor. The motive of the
crime was political hatred.
Important Naval BUI Amendment.
Washington, April 29. When the
Senate met to-day Mr. Bacon of
Georgia reported an important new
amendment from the committee on
naval affairs. It provides as a con
dition to the building of four battle
ships, as provided by the bill, that in
case the Secretary of the Navy shall
make separate contracts for armor or
armor piate he shall not accept bids
exceeding $350 per ton for such armor,
and in case the Secretary cannot make
contracts within such limits he shall
J delay action and report the facts to
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TAILOR IN CARROLLTON.
THE MEEKS MURDERER TAKEN TO
HIS HANGING PLACE.
WAS READY FOR SUICIDE,
Strychnin found on the Prisoner When
Bearehed at the ' Carrollton Jail
Also Had a Saw Prepared to
Try Escape Again and, If He
Failed, Cheat the Gallows
by Killing Himself.
Kansas City, Mo., April 89. Bill
Taylor, who is under sentence to be
hanged Thursday for murder of the
Meeks family, was taken to Carrollton
this forenoon on a special car attached
to the Santa Fe train which left the
Belt Line depot at 7:40 o'clock. When
the murderer was searched on his ar
rival at the Carrollton jail the 6fflcers
found a small steel saw and a small
quantity of strychnine. The murderer
had planned to cheat the gallows by
suicide in the event that the effort to
get a respite failed.
The plan to remove Taylor from the
jail at Kansas City to the jail at Car
rollton had been kept from the public
because it was rumored that Bill's
friends would attempt to rescue him
on the train. The officials believed
these rumors, and the only persons
notified by them of the proposed re
moval of the noted murderer were the
Taylor went to bed at 10 o'clock last
night and slept as sweetly as a child.
The scene in the jail was like a camp.
Marshal Keshlear and Deputy Mar
shal Whig Keshlear slept on cots in
the office with many revolvers beside
them and double-barreled shotguns
within reach. Deputy Marshal Brown
guarded the door and Deputies Wilson
and Ross patroled the inside corridors.
In the anterooms Deputies Estes, Jar-
1 Doe, lasey ana Stewart, wita trusty
weapons girded about them, were on
boe, Casey and Stewart, with trusty
the alert for any midnight alarm.
Although the removal had been
kept dark, quite a little crowd gath
ered at the jail to see the start. The
emaciated murderer was manacled
and surrounded in the special car by
fifteen officers of the law,
In the hurry and excitement Bill
missed his breakfast. After the train
was boarded Marshal Keshlear re
membered it and Bill was taken into
the dining car of the train, which
pulled out from the depot as he sat
down to the table. He ate a hearty
The people were taken by surprise
at Carrollton when Taylor arrived at
10 o'clock. They swarmed over the
. jail fence ana all over the jail, so that
I the prisoner was pushed through a
mob to get hira inside. Taylor did
I not move a muscle, and the mob of
people were grimly silent Taylor is
now guarded by the forces of the two
sheriffs and Sheriff Stanley will not
1 affirm or deny the rumor that the
' Carrollton militia will also be em
He was searched by Deputy Marshal
I Ross and Sheriff Allen in the little
' bed room of the Carroll county sher
iff's wife they live at the jail.
A SAW AND STRYCHNINE FOUND.
"What's that?" exclaimed Ross, for
he saw the murderer put something in
Taylor tried to spit the thing into
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and a small saw was found therein.
"Oh," said Taylor, with his sneer,
"I used that to clean my finger nails."
This saw Wf( a bit of fine tool no
bigger than a thumb. Next, when his
little pocket case containing his chil
dren's hair and some pins and needles
was taken he begged for its return.
"It's precious to me," he pleaded.
The very good reason for this
preciousness was that in the lining
reposed a bit of white paper contain
ing a bit of powder. The powder
was taken to Dr. Moore, who said it
was strychnine; "just enough to kill a
After his saw was taken and his
provision for the last resort of suicide
was taken, Taylor relapsed into
silence. lie was locked up within
fifty feet of the new gallows of sweetly
smelling timber, upon which he is to
be hanged by the neck next Thursday
morning until dead.
When interviewed this afternoon in
reference to the saw and the poison,
Taylor replied: "I have nothing to
say; it is no use; the people will not
Father Kennedy sent an offer of
spiritual attendadce, which was firmly
McKlnley Bolt In North Carolina.
Raleigh, N. C, April 29. In the
Sixth district the Republican conven
tion bolted McKinley yesterday and
elected Allison and Reed delegates.
The result of this fight is important,
as the Sixth district has been claimed
for McKinley, and because it fore
shadows a break in the other district
conventions to be held in May. It is
doubtful if McKinley will secure more
than five votes in North Carolina.
Fourteen .Excursionists Injured.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 29. An
incoming Illinois Central train with
visitors to the State G. A. R. encamp
ment was ditched to-day by a washout
just east of Raymond. Several cars
were telescoped and fourteen peop'e
were injured, but none seriously.
Enthusiasm for Bland.
Lebanon, Mo., April 29. Lebanon,
being the home of Hon. Richard P.
Bland, is a political Mecca of much
importance since the silver champion's
Presidential boom has been launched.
Encouraging news is received here
aily from different parts of the coun
try relative to Mr. Illand's candidacy.
Enthusiasm over his Presidential pros
pecfti is spreading , throughout the
South and West.
Dr. Lueger, at Emperor Franois
Joseph's request, has renounced the
liu rgomastership of Vienna.
M'KINLEY'S MONEY VIEWS
John Sherman Declares Ha b a Soaod
New York, April 9. At a meeting
of the Young Republican Club, Brook
lyn, last night, a letter addressed to
the secretary of the club from Senator
John Sherman was read. Ia tha let
ter Mr. Sherman says: "There can
be no doubt as to the opinion of Major
McKinley on the money question. He
is committed in every form, every
speech and otherwise, to the Re
publican policy of maintaining the
present gold coin ot the United
States as the standard of value. He,
in common with myself, and others
believes that silver should be em
ployed as money always, however, to
be maintained at par with gold. The
convenience of silver coins for the
minor transactions of life is so mani
fest that no Bound money man would
desire its discontinuance, but upon the
pilmary condition that its coinage
should be limited and its purchasing
power maintained by the fiat of the
government at par with gold. He be
lieves, as I do, that a tariff should be
adopted that will impartially protect
all American industries from undue
competition with foreign production
that can be and ought to be produced
in the United States."
PACIFIC RAILROAD BILL.
Condemned By Minority Report Sub
mitted to the House. t
Washington, April 29. The minor
ity report on the Pacifie railroad bill
was submitted to the House yesterday
by Representative Hubbard of Mis
souri, it deals exhaustively with the
financial conditions of the companies
concerned in, the proposed funding
plan. It argues that the majority bill
should not be adopted for three
First The committee have not
learned enough of the affairs of the
debtor companies to be able to tell
the House what it is best tb do.
Second The companies made offers
before the committee and are un
doubtedly ready to concede terms very
much better for the government than
those embodied in the bilL
Third The propositions in the bill
are neither good nor safe for the gov
ernment Murder and Suicide of a Youth.
Louisville, Ky., April 89. Yester
day Sam Brumley, aged 19, who was
insanely jealous of his step-sister,
with whom he was in love, shot Ida
Clark, a friend of the girl's, 10 years
old. The ball entered the base of the
skull and entered the spinal column.
Brumley then shot himself and cut
his throat from ear to ear. The
woman will die, but Brumley may
Cullom Will Mot Withdraw.
Springfield, 111., April 29. Senator
Shelby M. Cullom is in the fight for
the presidential nomination to stay.
He said so himself last night. "I
have no letter of withdrawal and
shall write none," he said. "I am in
the struggle to win or lose, and desire
that my friends of this state and
others clearly understand my posi
tion." The Bolln Jury Disagree.
Omaha, Neb., April 29. After a
sensational trial extending over sev-
, eral weeks the jury in the case of ex
, City Treasurer nenry Bolln was dis
charged being unable to agree, xney
stood nine for conviction and three
for acquittal. Henry Bolln was
charged with misappropriating 8U5,-
000 of Omaha funds.
Kansas Cinr, Mo., April iff. Wheat was
fully a cent lower here to-lay, and Some cars
wnro unsalable at tho decline. Low grade soft
wheat was very hard to sell aud bids were
several cents lower.
Hard Wheat No. ?,59c; No. 3, 45 50c; No.
4,30o. Sof t Whoat No, 2, 73c: No. 3, 6i63c;
No 4, 5058c; rejected, Sii'ic Spring
Wheat No. 2, 59o: No. 3. 54 Vic i rejected, 4.5M!
i 53c ; white spring wheat, 41 i5So-
Corn-No. 2. 2 :; No 8, 23c; No, 4, 22c;
white corn, No. 2, 2c; No. 3, 232232o.
Oats No, 2, 16 ',0; No. 3, t"c; No 4, 14c; no
grade, Uo; No. 2 white oats 2)o; No. 3 white,
18 4 a 19c.
Rye No. 2,3 c: No. , 3 c; No, 4, 80c
Bran 4648c in 100-1 b sacks; bulk, 6c less
Egg-t Strictly fresh, 7c per dozen; 7o in
new No. 2 cases.
Poultry Springs, 1 ti IVi lbs, 18c per lb;
roosters, 15c; young 17Mc; hens. 6c. Turkeys
Hons, 9c ; gobblers, 8c; old 7c. Ducks, Sc. faoose,
not wanted. Pigeons, 90c 41 per dozen.
Butter Creamery, extra fancy separator,
14c; first, 13c; dairy fancy, scarce, 12c; fair
10c; store packed, trash, eg 10c; packing stock.
Potatoes Homo grown, 15 520c in a Bmall
way; choice, 10c per bus hoi in car lots; fancy,
123J4UO par bushel.
Chicago Board ot Trade.
Chioaoo, April 29 Th following it tha
ranire of prices of the grain anl provision
market on the board ot trade:
Sept mbur. ..
Kansas Cm, Ma, April '.9. Cnttlo Ke.
ceipts, 4,870 ; calves, 123; shipped yestorJay,
581 cattle, 1 calf- The market was steady to
stiong and active
Dressed beof and export steers...... .$3. 00191
Cows and heifors 2.00 C? SO
Stockers aud feeder $i00(i3.ii
Calves 4.00 iCOO
Hoirs Receipts, W.C69- shipped yesterday,
540. The market ranged from steady to 7
cents lower. Ihe top salo was $3.40 and the
bulk of sales from $3 1 to Si.-5.
fchaep-Eecoit'ti, 3.4S3; shipped yesterlay,
1,227. Tho market was firm. . .
The following arc to-day's salos: r
58 Mo. lbs, 81 . .8 50
110 sheep, 113... 8 25
9 Mo. lbs, 6(1.. 3 51
2W sheep, HI.... 3 SO
228 K. e&w, 75 ......3 15
1 sheep, 60 ..2 00
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