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DY TARIFF MID TRUST
HOW THE TIN PLATE INDUSTRY
Trust Shuts Out Competition and
Than Closes Down Eighty of
the Mills It Gathered In.
Washington, D. C Special.) Mr.
William H. Griffith, a tin plate maker
of Washington, Pa., was before the
Industrial commission. He told the
commission that bis company, which
has since disposed of Its plant, cleared
10 per cent profit last year, when the
price of tin was $2.60 per box, the low
est ever known for plate. He also
said that just previous to the passage
of the McKlnley bill and for a year or
so afterward, when the price was $6.65,
the profit was fully 100 per cent He
said that while bis company had sold
Its plant to the trust, the transaction
bad been without bis sanction and that
be bad since undertaken the establish
ment of an Independent plant, also lo
cated at Washington, Pa., which be
eon would have in operation.
The sale of the old plant had been
made under the representation that the
consolidation was necessary to prevent
competition and there had been a fear
that if they did not go into the pool
their business would be injured. He
had not accepted this opinion and con
sequently was preparing as rapidly as
possible to re-enter the field. Nor did
he accept the view that a large com
bination had any advantage over an
Individual, but believed the advantage
was rather with the individual.
In re-establishing himself he bad
found that he was hampered in secur
ing machinery, as well as of the man
ufacture of plates. In substantiation of
this statement be said that a manu
facturing company, which had entered
Into an agreement with him to supply
him for five years, had already refused
to fill an order after an official of the
trust had become a large owner of the
stock of that company. The restric
tion, he said, also extended to the in
dependent manufacturers of sheet iron.
the American company refusing' to Bell
to them, except upon the stipulation
that they should not sell their product
to the makers of tin plate. Further
more, they refused to supply jobbers
and others with their especial brands
except upon condition that they assign
their brands to the trust There was
a similar restriction upon block tin
and half of the "dippers" in the coun
try had been forced out of business.
EIGHTY MILLS CLOSED.
He thought the managers of some of
the different plants in the trust
were growing restless under these re
strictions, as they were not running
nearly so steadily as before the com
binatlon was effected. Of the 272 mills
In the combine eighty had been closed.
Mr. Griffith said that since the trust
had been organised prices of tin plate
had advanced from $2.60 to $4.60. This
advance was out of proportion to the
advance In wages and raw material. He
made a calculation to show that $3.84
would be a profitable price under pres
ent conditions. However, he said that
notwithstanding this advance in prices,
fee had reason to believe some of the
members of the combination were wo
Tully disappointed In the results. He
lso understood that the employes in
the trust mills were becoming appre
hensive, which he thought was Illus
trated by the fact that of the 800 roll
ers employed by the combination no
fewer than 150 had made application
to him for places in his establishment
Mr. Griffith said that while the
American company was capitalized for
$50,000,000, the plants comprising the
combination could have been bought
at the time the combination was ef
fected for $12,000,000i He, therefore,
-considered the company overcapitalis
ed. He had understood that the pro
moters of the combination had receiv
ed $10,000,000 In common stock for their
services. The standard price paid for
mills in forming the trust was $40,000
each. His company, had received an
advance of 25 per cent upon cash valu
ation. PRESENT TARIFF NOT NEEDED.
The witness said he considered the
tarlrT essential to the protection of the
tin plate Industry in this country, but
he would not say that so high a tariff
as the present was necessary to its ex
istence. Mr. H. F. Going, a tin plate man
ufacturer, who was also for several
years engaged in canning fruits In BaUi-i
tlmnrs aals t"n ,n recent years there
had Men much complaint among- can
ners on account of the thinness of tbe
-tin coating on cans, and this .had been
especially noticeable since the organiza
tion of tbe trust Previous to this de
terioration the American plate was re
garded superior to the Welsh article. "
Mr. W. L. awyers, secretary of the
Corporation Trust company of Dela
ware, explained to the commission the
operation of the Delaware corporation
laws and tbe methods of his company,
which acts as the transfer agent for a
number of trust combinations.
National Orange Will Talcs Decided
Stand Against Monopolies.
Springfield, O. (Special.) There Is
every Indication that all Important res
olutions submitted to tbe National
Orange for adoption win be based upon
the grand master's address declaring
war upon the trusts In no uncertain
manner and carrying with them sug
gestions as to the measnrefaecessary
to secure the proper legislation to put
them eat of the business.
As tt was the sentiment of the grand
master's speech, so It Is the sentiment
ef the btel lobbies where these mat
term art d (sen seed In common, and
while the National Orange is not on
record la this particular, yet it is be
lieved that ere more radical action
wtt! be taken this year along this par
The ssssirn beginning at o'clock
was distinctively an officers' meeting,
the uTsraasr, O. H. Hale of New Tork,
the lecturer, Alpha Msesar of Vermont,
aad f, O. Bares, the chaplain, all sub
asttttng their reports, which were of an
eaeouragiag nature, indicating the
aag fee growing both la member
.srtp astt laflsssas.
, fm tw atterasMi the grange accepted
i"$tlM from the Commercial club
te. t tats ef Interest to the city.
t -'-a liananntil so far by tbe
ir"-r Jrm swtt tnaamnt u
"il'A statu $! swbtatttaa
4 tl r e l"enaaoe. xne
M c r 'e lertaaoe. The
I tl Ur tM ta tne
7'trr a. rtsn $ tat vsv,us-
B.adley'a Troops Caused Them and
Voters Great Fear.
Louisville, Ky. (Special.) The work
of tabulating the election returns In
Louisville Is progressing so slowly thai
it Is hardly probable that all of th
cincts of the city will be counted before
next Tuesday or Wednesday. Numer
ous wrangles occur daily at the ses
sions of the board of election commis
sioners, which delay the progress of
the count. The democrats have given
notice that they will contest the vote
In several precincts on the ground that
the democratic officers of the precincts
as well as democratic voters, had been
intimidated by soldiers. When the vote
of the Twentieth precinct of the Ninth
ward was reached by the commission
ers it was-found that there was no
complete record of the vote. Judge Har
ris, democratic counsel, said that he
would produce affidavits to prove that
the democratic officers In this precinct
were frightened from the voting places
by the report that Governor Bradley's
soldiers were coming. On this account
they had been unable to make out the
returns. Mr. Klnkead, for the repub
licans, said that he wouldVprocure evi
dence to show that the soldiers were
never within a mile of the precincts
and that the democrats had other rea
sons for not signing the returns. The
board voted to pass the precinct until
WILL BUY MORE BONDS.
Treasury Will Purchase Several
Million Dollars Worth.
New Tork. (Special.) The Evening
It was learned this afternoon that a
well known bond house of this city will
sell the government a large block of
bonds aggregating In value from $,
000,000 to $10,000,000. in a few days. Ar
rangements, it is believed, have been
practically completed for the transac
tion, so that the transfer will be made.
A representative of the house declined
to go into particulars, but admitted the
plan would probably go through. Es
timates vary as to the amount of cash
that would be released in this city in
the case of a government purchase.
Some authorities thought $12,000,000
would be released to local banks as a
result, while others thought $10,000,000
would represent the assistance felt.
Local banks, it is thought, will not to
any considerable extent sell their bonds.
They only hold now $500,000 free and
clear and would not be likely to dis
turb securities held to take advantage
of the government's offer. A prominent
sterling banker said this evening that
the treasury's offer to purchase bonds
had put an end to the possibility of
CHEYENNE STRIKE SANCTIONED.
National Unions Approve the Action
of Boiler Makers and Machinists.
Cheyenne, Wyo. (Special.) The Un
ion Pacific shop strikers have made
the announcement that they have been
notified by the grand lodges of the Ma
chinists and Boiler Makers associa
tions that tbe Cheyenne strike has
been sanctioned and that other lodges
of the unions along the Union Pacific
system have been notified that no work
should be done on engines for the Wy
A committee of Cheyenne business
men held a conference wltb tbe strikers
and agreed to take the matter up with
tbe company and have the wage ques
tion adjusted if they would return to
work. The business men said they be
lieved the company would extend tbe
working time to nine hours per day
and make other concessions in the
event of the men returning to work.
The boiler makers and eTiachinists
held meetings and declined to accept
the business men's proposition, con
cluding to continue the strike. A num
ber of the strikers have) leu me city
and others are preparing to seek em
There Is a small force of. -machinists
working, enough to handle the repair
work. New men are being put on as
fast as they apply for work.
End of Sugar War In Sight.
New Tork. (Special.) The Times
says: Accoraing to some wan street
reports the war between the sugar re
fining companies is very near to a set
tlement, and that in rather an extraor
dinary way. It is said in fact that a
consolidation of all the sugar refining
companies of the country is shortly to
be brought about and that the Amer
ican company has the project in charge,
wiiile it Is imoossible to get any veri
fication of the report. It is regarded
MatoMcant That tts spite 6T the pres
ent war, which is supposea oy tne puu-
11c to be costing the retlning companies
a small fortune by reason of losses,
the sugar stocks have been strong and
at any recession have been bought by
But whether this consolidation talk is
or is not without foundation It seems
to be very generally accepted that an
agreement between the warring com
panies has practically been reached, the
terms of wblcn may oe announceu i
any time. . ,
Big Deal In Broom Corn.
Chicago. (Special.) The Chronicle
says: Negotiations are neariy com
pleted for the transfer of the broom
corn of five big local concerns to the
Union Broom Supply company, the
that was orgoeed two months
ago under the laws of Indiana. By the
acquisition of wis sioca, it cimu,
the corporation will own 6 per cent of
the market supply. The price to be paid
for the 2,000 tons of broom com which
the Chicago concerns possess will reach
$600,000, or $280 a ton.
It was tbe story ox tne
h delegates to the convention
of the Broom Msnkers of the United
States and Canada to empower tneir
executive committee to call a meeting
at any time soon to meet any rise In
price that is expected 'to follow the lat
est move of the trust. - '
Coupled with the announcement that
the trust was arranging for. the pur
chase of the stock owned by the local
concerns. It was the Intimation that
th Union Broom Supply company soon
will enter the field ef making brooms
- Hague Confers la Horrified.
mt p.inhnr(.-l(. de Maartens, pro
fessor of International law at the Uni
versity of St Peterson rg, snu tw w
a member of the Russian delegation to
the peace conference at The Hague,
ha pusbsbsd a card In the Official
Messenger. In which he expresses his
regret that the horrors of war should
have appeared within two months after
The Hague conference. He declares,
however, that the conference had not
attempted to avert all wars. but. to
defeat the lews and! usages of war,
boning thus to mitigate the evil.
RUSSIAN BEAR GROWLS
threatened to fire on Jap
Almost a Rupture Between the Two
Countries at Port Arthur
Victoria, B. C (Special.) According
to advices from the Orient brought by
the steamship Empress of China, the
difficulty arising out of the Masampo
affair Is evidently far from adjustment.
As Masampo lies In a commanding po
sition between Fusan and Tsushima,
and as it is of immense Importance
from a strategical point of view, Rus
sia is anxious to gain possession of it
to use as a naval base connecting Vla
divostok and Port Arthur. -
Prior to this Masampo affair, howev
er, tt was'said that difficulties which
might cause war between Russia and
Japan existed, and many southerners
living In Port Arthur and Che Foo has
tily removed to Shanghai for safety.
Tbe story la now told of almost a
breach on an occasion when two Japan
ese cruisers in the gulf of Pe-Chi-Ll
unexpectedly appeared before Port Ar
thur. The Russian signal officers at
the outer station signaled that the
port was closed to foreign ships of war.
Disregarding or misunderstanding this
signal, however, tbe two Japanese
cruisers steamed straight into the har
bar. They were Incercepted, however,
by a Russian steam launch, having on
board an octal who warned the Japan
ese captains that the forts would fire
on tbe cruisers If they were not imme
This advice was taken. It is said, by
the Japanese commander, but wltb very
C, P. Greathouse, who was consul
general of the United States to Kang
awa, Japan, from ISM to 189, died at
Seoul October 21. At the time of his
death Mr. Greathouse was adviser to
tbe Corean government a position be
had held without Interruption during
his ten years residence in Corea. The
emperor of Corea paid all funeral ex
penses and ordered an escort of 200 sol
diers to attend the obsequies. Mr.
Greathouse was the author of a book
on Corean folklore.
The Empress of China brings the fol
Stories are current respecting the dis
play of French jealousies in South
China. The Honir Kong correspondent
of the Ceurier d'Hatphong mentions pi
racy prevailing in the Canton delta and
goes on to say that the English, who
never miss a good opportunity, have
made this state of affairs a pretext
for sending a gunboat up the West
Tbe same paper says that the Eng
lish wish te police Kwang Tung and
Kwangsl for their exclusive profit, and
advises the French government to take
all necessary measures In order that
they may not operate alone. It Is re
ported at Hong Kong that the French
eonsuls there and at Canton have urg
ently requested tbe dispatch of a gun
boat from Saigon.
Elaborate experiments in wireless tel
egraphy have recently been conducted
by the Japanese government Success
ful results have invariably been ob
tained and the various communication
companies have put the system Into
permanent operation between Obldso
Point and Mlkaml island, a distance of
It Is evident from the tone of Japan
and China newspapers that the rela
tions between Russia and Japan are
far from amicable, official statements
to the contrary notwithstanding. An
Indication la the statement emanating
from Shanghai that the Russian gov.
ernment has protested to the Chinese
government against Chinese students
being sent to Japan, also against th
engagement of Mr. Tano as adviser
to the Chinese government, and against
Japanese officers being engaged to train
the Chinese army.
The latest development, Just prior to
the sailing of the Empress is the re
port that a Russian warship arrived at
Masampo to enforce Russian demands.
A conservative statement, that of the
Chinese Gazette, follows:' "The Nippon
observes Russia's proceedings in Corea
with considerable uneasiness. Conces
sions secured in connection with the
whale fisheries, acquisition of lease of
Ulung Island, purchase of land at Fu
san, and apparently determined at
tempts to procure property at Masam
po, all these Incidents constitute. In
our contemporary's opinion, valid evi
dence that the great northern power Is
pushing for another port of southern
Censor Scratches Names.
-New York. (Special.) The dispatches
from Manila yesterday referred to Ma
jor Marsh as commanding the left bat
talion of the Thirty-third regiment,
commanded by Colonel Luther R. Hare,
in tbe sharp engagement with the In
surgents near San Fabian, Saturday.
Tbe officer Is Major Peyton C. March,
formerly captain of the Astor battery
and later on General MacArthufs staff.
Owing to the character of the censor
ship at Manila, General Otis is not per
mitting the sending of the names of the
killed and wounded. A full sccount of
tbe ngagement near Ban Fabian was
cabled, but the correspondents were
not permitted to send the name of Ma
jor John A. Logan, killed In action, or
those of others killed or wounded.
MeKlnley Cablee Agulnaldo.
Washington. D. C (Special.) The
president Is making efforts to secure
the protection of the Spanish prisoners
with the Insurgents in tbe Philippines.
A cable message has been sent to Gen
srsl Otis, and by blm forwarded to
General MacArthur, with Instructions
to get It to Agulnaldo, If possible, re
lating to this subject The president
requests the kindly and humane treat
ment of the Spanish prisoners, and the
message also contains an Intimation
that any of tbe Insurgents responsible
for the Ill-treatment of such prisoners
will be held to strict account when they
are taken by the United States forces
operating In the islands.
- Mora Troop For Otla.
New Tork. (Special.) The transport
Meade, ready to start for Manila with
tbe Forty-third Infantry, Colonel Arthur
Murray In command, and a cargo made
up In part of Christmas boxes, did not
get away as scheduled because of tbe
Besides Colonel Murray's command,
there are aboard the Meade four wo
men nurses, several assistant surgeons,
Major i. C. Mills, an Inspector general;
Captain Crosier of the ordnance de
partment, who Is also an inspector
general, and John Phillips of the Young
Men's Christian association, who I soma-
to Maalla in connection wltb bis
easoetatioa'a work among tbe eollders.
TTrerty-thlrd la provided with a
eWialn. fear. J. tl. Mitotan.. ..
TneMeade was forsserty the PerWa
of the American lime It hasLSM $
e board, cadastre of tat crew.
B3ERS RAVE CPPER KAX).
Play Havoc With the British Ar
Durban, Natal. (Special.) The arm
ored train, which is already reported as
wrecked and captured, arrived at
Chlevely safely, only a few Boers hav
ing been seen there. It started back
and was thrown from the track two
miles from that station by an obstruc
tion. The front car was turned over,
the enemy opening a hot fire at the
same time from a kopje with a Maxim
and two nine-pounders. They got the
range accurately, hitting the cars and
locomotive, but did not damage to the
vital parts of the latter. The naval
gun attached fired thrice, but was then
put out of action.
Lieutenant Churchill, with great
bravery and coolness, which is describ
ed as magnificent got out a party of
men to clear from the tracks the over
turned cars, and finally the engine pass
ed by the wrecked cars at the side of
the track, the Dublin Fuslleers and vol
unteers fighting an unequal battle be
side the derailed cars. Three times they
drove the enemy back. The wounded
men's comrades then put them back on
the tender and finally the engine and
tender with the wounded returned. The
men who had been left with the wreck
ed cars followed the engine and tender
down the railway line, taking advan
tage of all the possible cover. It Is
hoped that the relief party will assist
them in getting back safely.
Tt, - tva n up vp re that tele.
graph poles and wires were torn down
and the cars were hit continually. The
Boer guns were posted on Kopjes, cov
ered with brushwood, and the sharp
shooters were hidden In dongas and be
hind boulders. Lieutenant Churchill
remained with the retiring party and
an ambulance train which went out re
turned with only one wounded man.
The doctor Is charge of the train got
to the Boer lines, but was Informed the
other wounded could not be recovered
without Joubert's orders. It Is report
ed that few men of the retiring party
arrived in camp at Estcourt Lieuten
ant Churchill is still missing.
OVER ONE HUNDRED MISSING.
London. (Special.) Special dispatch
es from Estcourt estimate the wound
ed and missing of the armored train
at from 100 to 150. The missing in
clude Captain Haldane. It is hoped
that some escaped over the veldt and
will return to Estcourt in a few days.
BIG FIGHT AT LADYSMITH.
Estcourt. (Special.) A missionary, a
nnMt,A Knf a rAiiaHiA man who arrived
here yesterday from Ladysmith, reports
that a big fight took place there on
Friday, November 10. He says that
volunteers went out in the early morn
ia anA riranr (Hp nmv from their po
sition onto a fiat, where the regular
troops, unaer sir ueorga. n mir, uuu
neuvered them, by outtlanklng the Bo
ers, administering a defeat with great
HIS 6RAVE IN THE PHILIPPINES.
MaJ. John A. Logan Falls a Victim
to Filipino Bullets.
Manila. (Special.) The remains of
Major John A. Logan, killed In action
at San Jacinto Saturday, were buried
in Paco cemetery. Many persons fol
lowed the body to the grave. Chaplain
Pierce officiated and the Twentieth in
rantry furnished the escort, which was
commanded by Major Rodman. The
pallbearers were the captains of the
Reports have been received here from
General Toung, dated Humlngam. Hu
mtngam is about thirty miles east of
Ban Fabian. General Toung Is sup
posed to have advanced considerably
further toward San Fabian.
A correspondent of tbe Associated
Press telegraphs an account of the rap
Id pace with which General Young
covered the road with his cavalry. The
Maccabebe scouts demoralized the in
surgents around the low country. A
messenger and reinforcements, who
were captured, say no town from San
Jose to San Nicolas expected the ar
rival of the Americans until a day or
two after they actually arrived.
Agulnaldo and his government are
said to be making desperate efforts to
escape to Bayombong, The Informa
tion here Is that he Is still in the low
country. Lieutenant Johnston, with Troop M,
Third cavalry, captured at San Nicolas
twelve barrels containing the wardrobe
of Agulnaldo's wife, some personal ef
fects, the records of the secretary of
war and much commissary and med
ical supplies. Senera Agulnaldo prob
ably escaped over the divide, but the
secretary of war is thought to be in
side the lines.
Thos. W. Hayes, a civilian, and Cal
vin 8. Davis of the Sixteenth Infantry,
who were held prisoners by the insur
gents, have ben rescued.
Colonel Wessels captured at Tayuj
several hundred thousand pounds ot
rice, 7.500 pounds of salt, 1,500 pounds
of flour marked "Dayton, Ohio." 2.500
pounds of sugar, 1.300 new uniforms
and hundreds ot thousands of Mauser
Tbe names of Lieutenant Gllmore and
seven of his men were found written
on the walls of the convent of San
Quentln. The garrisons of all the towna
surprised resisted feebly. Genera)
Wbeaton has not yet appeared.
CASUALTY LIST FROM MANILA.
Gen, Otis Cables Namee of Killed
Washington, D. C (Special.) Gener
al Otla reported the following casual
ties: Wounded In action at San Mateo, No.
vember 11. James Wright K. Sixteenth
Infantry, both thighs, severe. In ac
tion at Arayat, October 12. James Tur
ner, Twenty-fourth Infantry, neck, se
vere. In action, San Fabian expedi
tionary brigade, November 10, John
O'Nell, H. Thirteenth Infantry, chest
severe; Tony Ederbsrdt, Thirty-third
Infantry, abdomen, alight; John F.
Coatea, O, right arm, alight; George
Puehl, left arm, alight In action at
Bambam, 11th, James P. Wyatt, M,
Thirty-sixth Infantry, right knee, mod
erate. In action at Madelacal, 1Mb. Er
nest W. Rhodes, C, Seventh Infantry,
back, severe; Dell Cudney, right thigh,
severe. In action, road to San Jacinto,
November 11, killed, Oscar K. Merrier,
acting hospital steward; Thirty-third
Infantry, Lovell E. Casteel. sergeant
E; John A. Robinson, corporal, H; Wil
lie Boone, H; Smack Mitchell, L; Ar
thur Pettua, B; wounded, Arthur ttad
slnakl. sergeant major, left thorax, se
vere; Herbert R Harpold, sergeant, O.
right thigh, slight; Oeorge R. Sims,
corporal. I. right leg, slight; Oeorge A.
Matlock, artificer, A, left forearm,
slight; Lasaro C. Castillo, E, left tho
rax, severe; Edward A. Hurth, L. left
thigh, slight; Duke H. Howell, M, left
side, alight; John W. Stokes, U. left
shoulder, slight; Francis O. Tanner, E.
right wrist, slight; Charles T. Throck
morton, h, right thigh, slight; Charles
B. Rowe, corporal, ft. sprain of back,
severs; Jaaaee M. Boynton, E, submax.
A SPLENDID SHOWING
A. REPORT WHICH SHOWS HOW
THE PEOPLE CAN AND WILL
HELP THEMSELVES IF THEV
ARE CIVEN A CHANCE.
Hon. W. H- (Coin) Harvey, Reprn
sentlng the National Ways and
Meana Committee, Turns
His Work Over to National
Wnn w XJ ITurvpv who has been
m Nebraska since tne miaaie oi last
June, as the special representative o
rh n.Hnn.1 vara and mpani commit
tee, has turned his work over to Hon.
W. H. Thompson of Grand lsiana, aem
ruratln nnjionfll fwmmjtteeman. and
returned to his home In Chicago. For
a week or ten aays iir. narvey win
take a much needed rest and then he
will go to work harder than ever'De
During Mr. Harvey's short sojourn
In Vi.hrn uL a h rnlaMi frnm the "hew-
nw tt wrA anA Hr.wm tif WAtpr" in
the field of politics $20,490.35 in sub
scriptions, $4,500.35 or wnicn was casn,
organized the same set of men Into
active workers in fifty counties and
provided a way for them all to feel
nd know that they were really the
parties at interest, ana mat tney are
proprietors in pontics.
A nan, tnta In T , . U H f ha hopn In
augurated, a power which the brutal
tactics of the Hannalied republicanism
cannot aismay, suoaue or uuuuin.t
Th, lunnl. nf Mhraakn will DOW de
pend upon Hon. W. H. Thompson to
keep up the good work In Nebraska,
and to see to it that mere is no bibck
HafttuaA all KckhrnRkn. knows that Mr
Harvey could not have had a better
euccessor In bis efforts. .
All parties interested in this work
hnniH iilHrm. thlr lettprn to Hon. W.
H. Thompson, Grand Island, Neb. The
Packers' National Bank of South Oma
ha is still the depository or me runa.
Th. tr,1niuiTitr la tKp KtAttlR bV CUn
ties, of what Is known as the cam
paign fund for 1900 in the state or Ne
braska, up to November 11:
n u t,o
3 a Ca
Antelope 1,243 $ 7.00 ..
Adams 2.U3S $14. S5 10
lioone ....... 1.170 4).W 3
HufTalo ...... 2.423 49.00 ..
Burt 1,235 131.00 10
Butler 2.257 Hs-BO 11
Cass U'i Z 00 12
Cedar 1.61? 1S8.50 12
Clay 1.732 49. (10 I
Colfa 1.416 15 00 ..
Cuming 1,757 72.00 5
Dakota 934 50.00 B
Dixon 1.298 73.00 6
Podg 2.064 41.00 1
Douftlas 11.730 456.00 4
Klllmore .... 1.733 JH.25 1
Kranklln .... 1.093 14.26 ..
Gage 2.7 75 ..
Greeley ...... 77b 60.00
Hall l.Ml 8 09 6
Hamilton .... l.!4l 114.09 7
Harlan ...... 1,149 SIM 6
Howard 1.27 66. 7S S
Jfterson 1.514 101 .00 7
Johnson 1.24J 24.00 2
Kearney 1,173 32.65 t
Knox l.M 11 0 7
Lancaster ... 5,677 216.50 4
Lincoln 1.S55 3.00 ..
Madlaon 1712 131.00 6
Merrick 1.020 67.00 6
Nnnce 5 2100 3
Nemaha 1.927 127.W 7
Nuckolls .... 1,ST3 83 75 3
Otoe $.512 42.00 ..
Phelps 1,176 56.75 S
Platte ........ 2,119 149.60 7
Polk 1.466 65.25 4
Red Willow.. 1.0" 60 40 6
Richardson .. 2.533 233.50 9
Saline 2.0i7 46 .00 2
Sarpy 1.116 47.00 4
Saund"rs .... 2.716 93.00 3
t-eward 2.716 49 50 2
Sherman ST.9 1.00 ..
fitanion ...... fcS S0.&5 6
Ihumton .... 714 7Urt 10
Thayer . 3.349 25.40 2
Vallfy S6 62.20 7
Washington.. 1.426 53.00 4
Wayne l,l' 46.00 4
Webster 1,341 33.00 2
York 1,799 119.00 1
ot state - 1.00 ..
Totals $4,500.30 ..$20 ,490.36
SURPLUS IN SOLDIERS' FUND.
Lincoln. Neb. (Special.) Governor
Poynter has begun the work of refund
ing the surplus of money contributed
by popular subscription for the First
Nebraska travel fund, which he decid
ed some time since should be returned
to the donors whose contributions were
last received. The amount left on hand
after the payment of all expenses Is
slightly In excess of $2,600. The follow
ing letter, which Is being sent out to all
the persons In the state who made the
latest donations to the fund, will ex
plain the plan for refunding the money
and the reason for it:
"Lincoln, Neb. Dear Sir: After pay
ing all expenses Incurred In returning
the First regiment Nebraska volunteers
from San Francisco to Its points of en
listment, out of the fund raised by vol
untary contributions for that purpose,
I find that a surplus remains. Had I
known at the time how much would b
required I would have declined to ac
cjpt further contributions after the re
quired amount was reached.
"I have concluded to return this sur
plus to the Individual donors, com
mencing with the one received last and
continuing until the surplus Is exhaust
ed. If you desire the return of your
contribution of $.... at this time, a
check will be forwarded to you on re
turn of the receipt Issued to you dated
August 21, 1899. Very truly youra,
"W. A. POTNTER, Governor."
Borne of the sworn statements of
campaign expenses which have been
filed with the secretary of state are
as fotlowa: J. L. Teeters, university
regent, $$5 82: William Neville, con
gressman In Sixth district, $59. if: Oeo.
A. Magney, candidate for district Judge
In Fourth judicial district, $101.21; Lin
coln Frost, district judge In Third ju
dicial district, $161; Ely MeOllton, re
publican candidate for university re
Judge Holcomb has filed a statement
of his expenditures during the cam
paign. The total amount la $179.40.
This Is Itemised, and the largest Item
Is for a 1,000-mile ticket on the Bur
lington railroad. The remainder was
expended In railroad fare, sleeping car
fare, back and buggy hire-, and hotel
Although Colonel A. E. Campbell, the
commanding officer of the Second regi
ment, Nebraska National guard, has
not yet sent In bis resignation. It Is
generally believed that bis removal
from tbe state la permanent end that
he will shortly resign. In anticipation
of tbs vacancy there Is considerable
dlsrusoton among tbe officers of the
regiment as to his successor. Tbe col
onel Is chosen by the vote of all tbt
commissioned Officers of the regtmenL
Ia a tailoring establishment
wblch makes It a business to keep
gentlemen and ladlea well dress
ed. It la s place where first-class
tailors are kept busy all the time
cleaning, dyeing, pressing repair
ing, overhauling and otherwise
making old clothea almost aa good
as new. In many Instances these
expert tailors work over and fix
up a suit and make it look nicer
and wear better than it did the
day It was first put on.
It's like keeping your wagon
greased; yon can't do without It
very long if you try to you will
soon have to get a new wagon.
So It is with clothing, keep them
in order. It won't cost you much
and you will always look neat and
smooth and you jyjlj make one
suit do you where It took several
to answer your purposes hereto
fore. The clothing that passes thro'
our bran new, up-to-date dyeing
establishment comes out bright
and new. Give us a trial order.
As we told you last week:
Ladies' work a specialty.
Outside business a specialty.
References, any bank or ex
Write for catalogue, pricea.ahop
plng directions and a great deal
of other valuable information.
14th and Fa mam Sts., Omaha.
THE MISSOURI PACIFIC R'Y
Free reclining chair cars on all tralna
Quick service; close connections.
Two daily fast trains each way be
tween Omaha and . '
Kansas City and ,
Unexcelled time and accommodation!
to the Famous
HOT SPRINGS OF ARKANSAS.
Be sure to secure tickets via this line.
For complete Information, descrip
tive pamphlets, etc., address J. O. Phll
llppl A. O. F. & P. A., or W. C. Barnes,
T. P. A., southeast corner Sixteenth
and Douglas Sts., Omaha, Neb.
HALF RATES SOUTH
OMAHA & ST. LOUIS AND WABASH
On the first and. third Tuesday of
each month the above lines will aell
homeseekers tickets to southern points
for one fare (plus two dollars) round
WINTER TOURIST RATES now on
sale to Hot Springs, Ark., and all the
Winter Resorts at greatly REDUCED
Remember the O. tt St. L. and Wa
bash the Shortest and Quickest Route
to St Louis.
Remember the O. A St. L and O.,
K. C. A R. Is the Shortest Route to
Qulncy. Unexcelled service to Kansas
City and the South.
For rates, sleeping car accommoda
tions and all Information, call at tbe
QUINCY ROUTE OFFICE, 1415 Far-
nam St. (Paxton Hotel Block), or write
Harry E. Moorea. City Passenger and
Ticket Agent, Omaha, Neb.
IMPROVED LIVE STOCK BREED
ERS' ASSOCIATION MEETING. '
The annual meeting of the Nebraska
Improved Live Stock Breeders' Asso
ciation will be held In the State Uni
versity Chapel, Lincoln, beginning De
cember 19, at 7 30 p. m. Three ses
sions will be held the following day,
for discussing stock breeders' topics;
and a business meeting the forenoon of
the next day, December 21. An excel-
ent program of topics relating to the
breeding, feeding, and management of
mproved live stock has been prepared.
and a very Interesting and valuable
meeting will certainly be held.
In addition to the regular discussions
and business meeting, tbe matter of
holding a live stock show and sale of
Nebraska slock, in the autumn of 1900,
will be considered.
The leading stockmen of Nebraska
have generally signified their determi
nation to be present at this meeting,
and it is believed that the largest at
tendance will be secured that has ever
been brought out in connection with a
Nebraska breeders' meeting.
The Nebraska Woman Suffrage asso
ciation will hold Its eighteenth annual
meeting at Lincoln. November 28 and
29 in the senate chamber of the capltol
building. Some of the best speaker!
In the suffrage ranks, Including Mrs.
Clara Chapman Catt of New York and
Miss Evelyn H. Belden of Iowa, will b
present the friends of equal suffrage
throughout Nebraska are urged to at
tend. If you cannot be present, how
ever, please send us your name and
the small sum of 50 rents for a year's
membership, thus helping the cause
financially and write us a letter telling
how suffrage sentiment stands In your
community. For any Information con
cerning the work of the association, ad
dress the corresponding secretary, HeN''
en M. Goff, 1507 Q street, Lincoln.
- "At the excavations now In progress
at the Roman Forum, over thirty styll
or bone pens have come out of the mud
of 2.500 years." said Blbllla. "They are
In perfect condition. Nearby was
found the tholes, or store-pit, which
waa uaed as the corn-bin of the Pontt
flces. Into It tbe corn waa emptied
from the Jars In which It arrived. A
clerk must have stood by keeping tally
of the number of Jars received and
emptied therein. Occasionally looking
over the edge to aee the cavity filling
up with grain, the stylus he uaed to
put behind his ear. being smooth, slip
ped and fell, and burled Itself In the
wheat until today. There waa alae
found here a black bone tabella, or
writing tablet, alx Inchea by four In
slse, somewhat worn down at one cor
ner by the thumb of the holder, and
still showing scratches where the was
once spread upon It had been pene
trated by the sharp point of tbe stylus.
The specimens of the stylus are very
beautiful, some are abort and stubby,
others long and graceful, others scarce
ly used at all."
No mstter bow elaborately a waist
may be trimmed, bloused or draped. It
Is Invariably modeled with a tight-fitting
lining. The close fitting sleeve Is
correctly shaped with slight fatness at
tbe shoulder. Ladles' tailors are mak
ing up some beautiful cloth awns, fas.
tened with single erdouble rows of
tailor buttons. We have sera as much
of these leose.flttlng and bioused bss
aues that this Innovation la sure to gain
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