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    Red Cloud Chief.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY.
RED CLOHD.
NEBRASKA
Many men who aro not eminent nt
ping-pong have "a splendid touch."
The now Atlnntlc City will ho fire
proof. Unfortunately tho fire la over.
France Is arranging to he n sinter to
all the other nations, with one or two
exceptions.
Russell Sago Ih nick. Somebody
must havo .struck him on n put that
wouldn't stay put.
So far no ono haH nhown any Inter
est In Uen. Weylcr'H views on tho fu
ture of the Cuhan republic.
King AlfoiiBo huh appeared at a bull
fight unattended by the nurse. He's
getting to be a big boy now.
Hetty Green Hhould boar In mind
President Roosevelt's maxim that "no
ehots count but those that bit."
John V. (JatoH says an honest man
hnit no business In Wall street. Par
ticularly If ho Is on tho losing sldo
The young King of Spain might
have 11 much harder task than ho finds
before him. He has no postmasters to
appoint.
Mr. Cninrglo says ho has often re
gretted that hu did not give enough.
This ought to be an easy habit to
overcome.
Kansas nffords another example of
the fact that It Is Impossible to con
vict a pretty woman before a Jury of
young men.
A press dispatch says that "Gen.
Urlbo-Urlbo is undone." Ills hyphen
became uncoupled and he Is now mere
ly (Jen. Urlbe.
The governor of Mocha has been
kidnaped, but his captors have not yet
Indicated tho grounds upon which
they will settle.
It Is said that tho coronation of Al
fonso XIII cost as much as would buy
a battleship. Must havo crowned him
with a Panama hat.
Tho beef trust Is expected to obey
cheerfully that portion of tho injunc
tion which restrains it from "arbi
trarily lowering" prices.
A commission of scientists should
bo appointed to Investigate tho in
terior of Mount Pcleo and report how
many loads aro left In tho crater.
Nordlcn and Mclba havo mado up.
This, announcement will soon bo fol
lowed by ono disclosing tho kind of
makeup they nro in tho habit of us
ing. Ono of tho humors of tho season is
tho London Spectator, of all tho Jour
nals In tho world, telling tho kaiser
how to win tho heart of tho United
States.
Mont Peleo was 1,000 feet hlghor
before tho eruption than it Is now.
Mont Pelee, however, is not tho llrst
thing that has lowered Itself by too
much blowing.
In vlow of the threatened ndvanco
In coal It Is cheering to know that
scientists havo discovered a warm
stratum of air 33,000 feet nhovo tho
surface of tho earth.
Tho fact that tho first woman law
yer to bo admitted to practice law
nt tho Texas bar Is tho mother of two
pairs of twins establishes a difficult
standard for future applicants.
American anthracite coal Ir said to
havo gained n great hold In Germany.
Just nt present tho Germans may have
to wait for their supply while tho rail
roads "conflsento" what is billed to
them.
They now throw old pans at peoplo
who run automobiles through tho
streets of Now York. Tho wonder Is
that somo of tho missiles havo been
thrown with such swiftness as to hit
tho scorcherB.
As long on tho public school chil
dren aro taught, as they aro taught
now, to remembor Memorial day,
there Is Httlo danger that tho grown
peoplo of tho country will forget it,
or what It means.
If tho commencement-day reform
ers will only permit tho sweet girl
graduato to tie her valedictory essay
with a whlto ribbon thero will still bo
somo Joy left In preparation for the
closing exercises of school.
It now leaks out that tho Germans
living in Ireland were slighted by
Prince Henry on his homeward Jour
ney. Hut this Is moro than offset by
tho way tho Irish living In America
entertained tho royal visitor.
A vegetarian haB won tho inter
national pedestrinn match in a walk
from Herlln to Dresden. If tho walk
ing woro only hotter or If wo nil wero
better walkers wo might safely boy.
cott tho beef trust In view of this not
able feat.
That New York man who amused
himself by touching tho lighted end
of his cigar to an elephant's trunk
found that tho foolkMer was right on
duty. It sometimes happens this way,
but not often enough to decreaso ma
terially tho army of fools
CARS IN THE DITCt!
Wreck of Excursion Train Near
Alpena, Mich.
ONE MAN WAS INSTANTLY KIUF.D
Vlttf Injured, Three I'rolml.ly rUlly
Kc nf Mirny from Drill li Well
titgh Mlrnriiloim- Oilier Newi
of (lenernl Interest.
An Alpena, Mich., June 8, special
states: An excursion train on the
Detroit & Mackinaw railroad, which
left here at 7:15 o'clock this morn
ing for Saginaw, consisting of an en
gine and twelve coaches and carrying
over f)00 people, was wrecked at Mack
Illver, while running forty miles tut
hour. One man was Instuutly killed,
three probably fatally Injured and
nearly fifty others received Injuries of
various degrees of severity, ranging
from bruises and cuts to broken limbs.
The killed:
August Groslnskl, Alpena.
Following nro the most seriously In
jured: John McCarthy.
Krriet legntskl.
Jacob Mondoi IT.
Otto Knowskl.
LoiiIh Peppier.
George lloyne.
Curl Ileyer.
KrncKt Pes Jnrdlns.
Joseph Swallow.
Thomas Connors.
Christian Wolff, nil of Alpena.
Jerry Sherretle, of lladaxc.
John Heck.
J. O. Itorlson.
P. J. Goldsmith, Chicago.
Sylvester Klebba.
Charles McDonald.
Mis. Charles McDonald.
The excursion was under tho au
spices of the German aid society of
Alpena. When the train reached
Mack liver tho tender Jumped the
track. Engineer Hopper Instantly set
the nlr brakes and reversed bis engine.
Tho sudden stop threw tho first three
coaches of the train off the track and
Into the ditch. The first car was
thrown half around and the next two
coaches plowed through It ami cut It
In two. August Groslnskl. the only
person killed, was seated in this coach
with forty other excursionists. His
body was terribly crushed and death
was instantaneous.
The escape of the others In the car
was well night miraculous. Groslnskl's
little son occupied the same scut with
him, but the lad was uninjured. The
three wrecked coaches were piled up
In a heap and two hundred feet of
the track was torn up. As soon us
tho occupants of the uninjured coachen
recovered from the shock and surprise
they rushed to the wrecked cars and'
began aiding tho Injured.
They were extricated from the wreck
with frantic haste and given nil possi
ble relief, pending the arrival of the
relief train. This train brought eight
surgeons from Alpena.
After temporary dressings had been
made of the most serious wounds, all
the Injured were brought buck to this
city where tho physicians worked over
them until late tonight.
J. C. DAVID SUICIDES
Lincoln CiipltnlUt Kudu IIIh Life I'rlcmlft
Mjmtllleil by Art.
John C. David, who recently moved
to Lincoln, Neb., from Pawnee City,
killed himself Sunday morning In his
home at Oil) South Sixteenth street' by
sending n bullet Into his bend. The
members of the family were In the
house nt the time In other rooms and
had not tho slightest suspicion that
Mr. David contemplated such an net.
Whether the shooting was accidental
or whether Mr. David purposely In
tended to end his life may never be
known. Some of his friends are In
clined to believe that ho had an In
tention of killing himself, but others
are Biire the wound could not have
been inflicted had he not sought to
do It. He had been laboring under
mental strain for the last month and
those about him thought him wor
ried. His physical condition was pro
nounced good, however, by the physi
cians. Mr. David moved to Lincoln from
Pawnee City Inst January. He with
J. N. Kckman of Pawnee City had for
yenrs been In partnership operating
the First National bank. After a suc
cessful business existence of nenrly
twenty years he sold out to the owners
of the Farmers' National bank of Paw
nee City. Mr. David decided to move
to Lincoln, but before locating there
Investigated with a view of purchasing
nn Interest In several business firms
in that city. Last January ho pur
chased of M. Well his Block in the Lin
coln Paint and Color company for $GG,
000. Since that time he has taken an
active part In the control of that com
pany, although the details of the sule
to him were not announced until re
cently. Sunday morning Mr. David rose ap
parently In good spirits. He did not
express a wish to attend church nnd
while the family were preparing to
go he made the preparations for a bath.
While he was In a front room on the
second story of tho home, to arrange
bis clothing, a shot was heard In the
room. The members of tho family
rushed to his room and found him
lying prostrate with a small revolver
In his hand. The bullet had pene
trated his head above the right ear
about three Inches. He lived an hour,
unconscious nil tho time, explrlug
ubout 11 o'clock,
llllnoU Null for Southampton.
The United States battleship Illinois,
flying tho ting of Hear Admiral A. S.
Crownlnshleld, commanding on tho Eu
ropean station, nnd the United States
cruisers Albany and Chicago, sailed
from Castellamar, Hay of Nnples, Sun
day for Southampton.
NtliniHkii'ii Keel on tlm 4th.
The navy department has been In
formed by Moran Hros., nt Seattle.
Wash., that they will lay the keel of
the big battleship Nebraska on the
Fourth of July.
MURDERERS SENTENCED
lulinke am! Olmn Olren Betere I'unlh
nient for Killing NlerU.
An Alliance, Neb., dispatch says: The
closing scene In the Jahnkc-Olson-Slerk
murder trlnl before Judge' West
over occurred Saturday morning after
a siege of three weeks. August Jahnke
the principal defendant, who the Jury
found guilty of murder In the first de
gree, was first called upon to state
what he had to say why the Judgment
of the court should not bo Imposed
upon him. He said:
"I am innocent nnd have been put
hero by a man who does not have his
senses," referring to his brother-in-law,
Olson, who confessed and Impli
cated Jahnke.
The judge then sentenced him ac
cording to the recommendation of the
Jury, which was for life, at hard labor.
While the announcement was being
made Jahnke showed signs of emo
tion, and Mrs. Jahnke wept bitterly.
The Judge further stated that tho evi
dence would have warranted the death
penalty.
Oliver Olson, the self-confessed
murderer nnd accomplice, was then ar
raigned and plended guilty to murder
In tho second degree and received a
sentence forthwith of twenty years nt
hurd labor. He was also visibly af
fected by the court's sentence. Tho
other defendant, Alfred Jahnke, tho
lli-year-old son of August, wus dis
charged, as there was not sufficient
ground for his detention and trial.
The crime which has terminated In
these punishments was n most infa
mous one. Tho two men, who nro
brothers-in-law, plotted and planned
four different times to take the life of
Michael Slerk, an old bachelor. In or
der to secure his life lnsuianco and
other property, which he bad willed to
Jahnke.
FOUR FOOT VEIN OF COAL
l'roupmtora In N'nrthennterii Nobrmka
I'lnil ii I'll) lug lluil.
The Iowa nnd Nebraska Coal com
pany completed Its fifth hole In tho
coal liintlu of Dakota county, Nebraska,
and found a four-foot vein of good
bituminous coal at a depth of 250 feet,
says a dispatch from there. Last week
the company found a forty-eight Inch
vein In its fourth hole, at a level with
this one, and a half mile away. This
convinces tho drillers that the vein
extends through large territory, and
the flist steps hnve been taken to sink
a 7x14 shaft jn No. 5, to carry on a
mine. The company promises opera
tions by September 1. The Omaha &
Short Line railroads have offered to
put in switches und will be asked to do
so. Hesldes the company will operate
Its own electric line for transportation.
The coal has been practically tested
In the furnaces of the Sioux Beet Syrup
and Preserving company, at South
Sioux City, and was found to have a
high combustible power.
llntlng KniU llnilly.
A Madison, Wis., June 8, dispatch
says: A hazing bee, which started In a
spirit of fun last night enmo near end
ing disastrously. After Harry F. Herr
man of New London had been ducked
in the lukc he went home and procured
n revolver in order, as he maintains,
to tlefend himself. loiter he appeared
on the street nnd was "rushed" by tho
crowd, and In the melee, tho revolver
was discharged, the bullet lodging In
the leg of Philip C. Kopplln, of Lavell.
This enraged the students, who cap
tured Herrman and gnvo him a sec
ond ducking. Several other shots wero
llred. but failed to take effect. Kop
plln's Injuries are said to be slight
Will Tent Nebrnftku Soil.
A movement Is on foot in Indlnna to
form a company that will promoto
tho raising of macaroni wheat in Ne
braska. It is expected to have It com
pletely organized within a few duys.
M. A. Catieton. cereallst of tho depart
ment of agriculture at Washington, Is
one of those Interested. He Is trying
to mnko the manufacturers realize the
value of the new wheat nnd to get tho
farmers to raise It. Marcaronl wheat
has been raised for centuries In Rus
slu. It requires little moisture.
NlrnKl(H llnjr Win Honor.
Nebraska boys will lead In the com
mencement week at tho Racine, Wis.,
college. Sunday was commencement
Sunday and the Rev. Arthur Dlalr of
Malr, Neb., was the celebrant at holy
communion. His son Arthur Ih one
of the graduates. At tho presentation
of perfect crosses Gordon Cattle of.
Lincoln, Neb., was one of those dis
tinguished by the highest honor that
the school can prefer. Among the visi
tors ore tho parents nnd relatives of
both young Malr nnd Cattle.
Confidence Man Canght.
The Omaha police captured a con
fidence mau who was trying to svvindlo
Edward Fontanclle, a wealthy half
breed Indian. The capture Is regarded
as an Important catch, as the prisoner
Is believed to be the bamo man who
has successfully operated here for somo
time. When caught he tried to get rid
of a fake draft for $325 by throwing
It Into the ditch. He gave his name ou
Jesse Adams.
Newsy Notes.
Hans Wolf, aged 11 years, was
drowned in n draw near the homo of
his fnthcr nt Cushman Park, west of
Lincoln.
The Second Presbyterian church
building located at 26th and P streets,
Lincoln, was destroyed by fire at nn
eurly hour Sunday morning. Loss,
$9,000; Insurance, G,000.
During a heavy storm at Columbus,
Ga J. J. Willis and Louis McClaln
were killed by lightning nnd M. C.
Cochran was probably fatally Injured.
Prof. Frederlch Hlrth. holder of tho
chair of Chinese philology, nt the Uni
versity of Munich, has accepted the
offer of tho Chinese chair at Columbia
university, New York, and will begin
his lectures there next October.
An Indictment for murder In tho
first degree was reported at Hoston
against J. Wilfred Mondln. It Is
chnrged that Hlondln murdered his
vvlfo in Hoston and transported her
body to Chelmsford, where Is wa
found hidden In a brush heap.
Tho (lutnairn from tho emotion of
A DEATH DEALER
Tornado Sweeps Over Portion of
Minnesota.
DROPS TO EARTH IK MANY PLACES
Wliltn Kurlli Inilliiti Hmerintlon Ileum
tnteil rirteen Art- Keporteil KIIIimI,
While the I'rnp-rty I.om Itiin l!
to High Proportion.
A White Earth. Minn.. June 10. dis
patch says: A terrific, electric, wind,
hall and rain storm passed over the
southwestern portion of the White
Earth Indian leservatlon yesterday
evening. leaving dentlt and tlest ruction
In Its wake. Reports from the south
ern part or the reservation say that the
fury of the storm was terrific In Wal
worth and Atlantic townships. Houses
anil barns were torn down, crops de
stroyed. It Is reported that llfteen lives were
lost, many people Injured und great
damage done to fnrm property, many
dwellings, barns and outbuildings be
ing destroyed. Details of the storm
are meagre. So far ns has been learned
the list of dead Includes the following:
Mrs. O. A. Ilerg. wife of n tanner
near Vosn. killed by falling timbers.
Four children of Andrew Holn. north
of I'len, killed by collapse of their
home
Tho storm seems to have first struck
northwest of the town of Ulen, in Clay
county, ftom whence It traveled south
enfrterly across the northern part of
Decker county, striking the towns of
Foss. Atlanta nnd Walworth, along the
lower edge of the White Earth reserva
tion. At Atlanta n lurge Norwegian Luth
eran church was completely demolished
and n number of other buildings par
tially wrecked. The path of the storm
was about a mile wide and from thirty
to forty miles in length.
A great deal of live stock was killed.
The property damage In loughly esti
mated at $100,000.
A tornado passed over a section of
farming country south of Lake Park,
Minn., late Monday, wrecking fifteen
houses, killing from four to ten per
sons and Injuring about ten.
NEBRASKA CROPS
Weather lliirrmi TcIIh How Wrll-C'oiiill-tloneil
They Are.
Crop prospects In Nebraska continue
lattering. according to the weekly
bulletin issued Tuesday by Director
Lovelnnd of the United States weather
buieau. department of ngrlculture.
Heavy rains have done some damage in
the southeastern section, but the gen
eral result has been beneficial to crops.
In summnrizlug the situation, based on
returns from all the counties, the bul
letin snys:
The past week has been warm and
wet. The tlnlly mean temperature has
averaged t degree above normal In the
eastern counties and 4 degrees above In
western.
The rainfall hns been very heavy In
the central and eastern counties and
light In western. The rainfall exceed
ed an Inch In most of the eastern part
of the state and ranged from 3 to 8
inches over a large area In the south
eastern part of the state.
The heavy rains of the past week
have Injured crops somewhnt on low
nnd on rolling land, but on the whole
have been exceedingly favorable for
the general crop outlook In the state.
Corn has been washed out some and
in a ftw instances wheat and oats have
been lodged somo by the wind, hall
und rain. Winter wheat Is filling well
and continues to Improve In condition.
Oats have materially Improved durlnr.
the past week, and In some localities
ure making a rank growth and promise
n full crop. Corn cultivation has been
delayed: cultivation, however, had
made such good progress Just preceding
the rains that few fields are weedy;
very little replanting of corn has been
nccessnry. Grass has grown well. Po
tatoes continue in fine condition and
the early planted are large enough to
eat. The first crop of alfalfa is being
cut nnd was somewhat damaged by the
rains of the week.
An Automobile Feat.
A remarkable test of the "staying"
qualities of the automobile was m.wie
In Lincoln a few days ago by Mr. Otto
Wlttman of the automobil' turn of
The Wlttman company. While Mr.
Wittman was out trying the new gasj
llne carriage just received b" per
formed the wonderful fent of climbing
Helmont hill nt a speed of fourteen
miles per hour with four passengers.
This performance Is considered very
rcmaikablc on account of the hill be
ing long and very steep and the auto
mobile Is mnde for two passengers
only.
1 7-Ynir I.ocuhIh ill MIi-IiIkuii.
Locusts, which infest the vie inlty
north of Ann Arbor, Mich., havo been
fully determined as tho sevonteon-year-old
variety and specimens are ex
hibited nt the university museum with
nuthorltlve lubels. The number Is con
stantly Increasing. Near Vandnlla they
are to be found on every twig nnd their
bumming enn be heard for miles.
Ilinln to On In Onthilin.
It Is understood that Webster Davis,
the ardent pro-Hoer, will leave Mis
souri for New York to accept an ex
ecutive position of $25,000 yearly with
Interests associated with Hourke Coch
ran. I, lien Lout Xcnr Detroit.
A cyclonic storm swept over the
county north of Detroit. Minn., Mon
day aftornoon, covering a section huli
a mile wide. So far as reported eight
lives were lost. Mrs. O. J. Herk, near
Luko Park, was killed and others are
said to havo been injured. At Ulen it
dozen houses were blown down nnd
seven peoplo nro reported killed nnd
others Injured.
Tho battleship Illinois, built nt New
port News, hns been accepted by the
envernment,
ANTI-ANARCHY BILL
Holme I'iimf Mennnre to Protect the
t'rrftldrnt.
The house on Mondny passed the bill
to protect the president, vice president,
members of the cabinet and foreign
ministers nnd ambassadors antl to sup
press the tenchlng of anarchy by n
vote of 175 to 38. The thirty-eight
negative votes were:
Adamson, Hartlett. Hrantley, Hrun
dldge, Htuieson, Cnndler, Cooper
(Texas), Creamer. Do Armond, Dins
more, Flnley, Fox, Glenn, Henry
(Miss.), Hooker, Howard, Johnson,
Jones (Va.). Claude Kltchin. W. W.
Kltchln. Kleberg, Lanhnm, Lewis (Ga.)
Little. Loud, McCulloch, McLnne, Mad
dox, Neville. Patterson (Tcnn.), Ran
dell, Held, Scarborough, Shacklefortl,
Hplght, Stephens (Tex.), and Untler
vv ood.
A motion to recommit the measure
with Instructions to strike out certain
sections was defeated, 71 to 123.
The bill passed by the house for the
protection of the president Is a sub
stitute for the senate measure, which
contained no nntl-annrchy provisions,
but which did contain n provision
omitted from the substitute for a body
guard for tho president.
The substitute consists of thirteen
sections. It provides that any person
who shall unlawfully, purposely and
knowingly kill the president or vice
president, or any officer entitled by law
to succeed to the presidency, uny for
eign ambassador or minister accredited
to this country, "while engnged in tho
performance of his official duties or be
cause of his official character, or be
cause of any of his acts or omissions,"
shall suffer death. Any person who
attempts to commit nny of the above
offenses shall be imprisoned not less
than ten years.
Any person while engaged In nny un
lawful attempt to inflict grievous bodi
ly bairn iiK)u the president or any per
son entitled to succeed him. if he In
flicts Injuries which cause death, shall
be Imprisoned for life: If such Injuries
do not cause death, such offender shall
be Imprisoned not less than five years.
Any person who uiils, abets or con
spires with another to commit nny of
the above offenses shall be deemed a
principal. Any person who knowingly
harbors, conceals or aids with intent
that he may avoid arrest or punish
ment any person who has committed
one of the nbove offenses shall be Im
prisoned from one to twenty-five yenrs.
Any person who advocates the unlaw
ful killing of an officer of the govern
ment or tif the government of any civ
ilized nation because of bis official
character, or who openly justifies such
killing with Intent to secure the com
mission of any of the above offenses,
shnll bo fined from $500 to $5,000 nnd
Imprisonment from nine to twenty
yenrs. Any person who conspires or
advises any person to nsasult. or kill,
within or without the United States,
tho chief magistrate of a foreign coun
try because of his official character,
shall be punished as follows: If the
attempt is made and death results such
offender shnll suffer death. If such
attempt does not result In death tho
punishment shall be a fine of $500 to
$5,000 and imprisonment from five to
twenty-five years, if souch attempt
is not made the punishment shall be
a similar fine and Imprisonment fiom
one to five years.
Section 11 provides that no person
who Is opposed to good government
or Is a member of uny organization at
tempting to teach such opposition shall
be admitted into the United States,
and that any person who aids such
person to enter shall be fined from $500
to $5,000 and Imprisonment trom one to
five yenrs. Section 11! prohibits the nat
uralization of nnarcbists and empowers,
the courts to Investigate and before
Issuing final papers to require the affi
davit of the applicant ullirmiug tho
truth of every material fact necessary
for naturalization. The last section of
the bill provides that In nil prosecu
tions tinder the first seven sections
of the act It should be presumed, until
the contrary Is proved that the presi
dent or other officer was engnged in
his official duties at the time of the
offense.
McCarthy and norris
Win Out In Thlnl iiml Fifth DUtrlctn for
Cmigreim.
John J. McCnrthy of Dixon county
was nominated for congress by re
publlrans of the Third district uftcr a
long nnd exciting struggle in conven
tion at Fremont. Tho break came on
the forty-seventh ballot. Up to that
time it had been a pretty race between
the four leading candidates. Mc
Carthy forged ahead on the forty
fourth ballot and mnde further gains
in the next two. The forty-seventh
gave hi in ninety-three of the 240 votes
of the convention. Pierce county,
which had been dividing Its vote be
tween McCarthy, Young anil rHooks,
changed nnd threw Its entire strength
to McCnithy. Stanton nnd Hurt fol
lowed, giving the necessary number to
nominate.
Judge G. W. Norris won out Tuesdny
at Hastings In one of the prettiest free-for-all
political races ever run In tho
Fifth congressional district. Victory
came to hl.n on the fifth bnllot, after
the record had been made, but not an
nounced. Phelps county started the
break, and was followed by HaH nnd
Nuckolls. The scene attending the
break wns tumultuous, showing tho
joy of the friends of the western man.
The convention was the largest repub
lican congressional meeting ever culled
together in tho district.
DOTS AND DASHES
The bandits who captured Miss Stone
held n secret meeting and divided tho
ransom money.
W. P. Hepburn wns renominated for
congress in the Klghth Inwn district.
It was 90 degrees nt Lincoln, Neb.,
Tuesdny, by the weather bureau ther
mometer. Investigation of tho causes and re
sponsibilities for tho catastrophe at
the sanitarium of the St. Luke's hos
pital In Chicago reveals a talo of neg
ligent on the part of officials of the
sanitarium and city.
John Long, ut one time a printer in
tho Job department of the Lincoln
Journal, but of lato employed In Chey
enne, Wyo cut his throat with a razor
recently. Family trouble Is supposed
to be the trouble.
"lk 'tBRW'yl i3VW5
The Tacker!' Explanation.
The Chicago packers are endeavor
ing to explain to the people the
causes that make beef high. With that
end In view they have Issued the fol
lowing circular: P
Why beef Is high. "
The present high price of dressed
beef is occasioned:
1. Hy the Increased demand in the
United States and Great Britain for
dressed beef, and
2. By the high price of corn, which
Is used to such a largo extent In feed
ing cattle.
The advances In the price of corn
during the past year have been as fol
lows: Closing price No. 2 cash corn Chi
cago board of trade:
January 2, 1001 $ .30 1
April 1, 19.01 426
September 3, 1901 54
December 2 ,1901 62
April 20, 1902 62
The following comparison shows
that the price of cattle largely coin
cides with the price of corn, and corn
haB ranged much higher In prlco dur
ing tho feeding season commencing
September 1, 1901, than for many
years.
The wholesale price of dressed beef
Is governed by the cost of live cattle.
Prices months of April 1901-1902:
1901 1902.
Extreme rnngo beef
cnttle at Chicago, jilt
cwt moflcoo :4.75:.w
Average price No. 2
cneh corn, per bu.... ,48 .024
Average weight of cut
tle, per brad 1,011 lbs. 955 lbs.
Average price, dressed
beef, per cwt 17.61 Jf.M
The following table gives the com
parative cost of feeding a 1,000-pound
steer In winters 1900-1901 and in win
ter 1901-1902:
11A)2 75 bu. corn at G2Ac $46.88
190175 bu. corn at 48c 36.00 4
Increased cost 1902 $10.88
On a 1,000-pound steer this Increased
cost would amount to $1.08 per 100.
live-weight, nnd, estimating tho
dressed beef In a stocr at 55 per cent
of tho live weight, would increase the
cost of dressed beef $1.98 per 100
pounds.
DUrtiMlnii on Lamb.
(Condensed from Farmers' Review
Stenographic Report of Wisconsin
Round-up Institute.) .
R. E. Roberts read a paper on the
handling of early lambs, which was
followed by a discussion, In part as
follows:
Q. What breed of sheep do you
keep?
A. We keep tho Shropshlres.
Q. How much do the lambs weigh
when you sell them?
A. Sometimes they weigh as much
as 45 pounds. The February lambs
are sold In April.
Q. Do you use a basement barn for
these lambs?
A. No; I havo only nn ordinary .
barn boarded up and down.
Q. Which will stand moro cold
weather, cattle or sheop?
A. Sheep.
Q. Where do you market your
lambs?
A. In Chicago. I havo shipped to
one man there for fourteen years. We
ship carloads at a time, by getting
other lambs to send with ours.
Q. Is there not a limited market
for that class of lambs?
A. No, sir; there seems to be no
end to tho demand. I dlsposo of all 4
my lambs at $8 per head at tho depot.
Q. Do you select your breeders
from yearlings?
A. No; I use two-year-olds.
Q. Is silage good feed for sheep?
Mr. McKcrrow. Our experiment
station at Madison has issued a bulle
tin on the matter. We have been feed
ing a good deal of silage to sheep at
our farm. Our ewes and lambs aro
doing well. They aro getting clover
hay and alfalfa. Thoy aro getting
two feeds of silage per day. Wo havo
seen no bad results from it,
Q. How about rape for sheep feed? w
Mr. Roberts. -It Is tho best feed I
know of.
Mr. McKcrrow. -Let mo warn you
against feeding your breeding stock
on rapo. It Is too stimulating. It is
better to have only half a ration Ir.
rape. Canadian exporters uro very
shy about buying sheep fed on rape
for they go down quickly when put
on grain feed.
A t'nnran of Natnre Htuiljr.
Cornell University has Introduced
lomcthlng of nn innovation Into its
agricultural work In tho form of a
home courso of naturo study. Tho
work Is under tho direction of Profes
sor John Crnlg. Lesson Bhocts aro
sent out to nil parts of the state, and
arn extensively used in the farmers'
reading clubs and reading circles.
These lesson sheets are on agricultural
topics and nro followed by examina
tion papers, which are to bo filled out
and returned. Tho work has the back
ing of the legislature of Now York, H
which has mado an appropriation to
carry It on. Thero aro said to bo In
excess of 30,000 persons taking part In
this scheme for Increase of agricultur
al education.
Recent dispatches from AjrfVrnlla
statod that widespread devastation
was caused by an earthquake In th
New Hebrides Islands. Tho series of
earthquakes wero followed by erup
tions of Albrlm, Lopelr and Tlngoa
volcanoes.