Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, October 04, 1900, Image 3

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Placed in the Witness Ohoir
Against Democracy ,
By Uryati Which Are 1'ropoiiiidod to Him
. by u Prominent rciiinylviinlii Democrat
Henllug Around tlio JJush to Savu
His 1'olltlfiil llncon.
OMAHA , Nob. , Oct , 1. If the fuslon-
ists had started In their campaign by
destroying the back files of tlie news
papers of their party , they might have
robbed the republicans of some valti-
able campaign literature. But they
didn't , and must suffer the coiibe-
The Omaha World-Herald Is the rec
ognized organ of fusion , not alone In
Nebraska , but In the west. The fol
lowing figures taKen from the Issue
of the World-Herald of July 10 , 1890 ,
and July 10 , 1900 , not only serve to
prove a most significant distinguish-
ment between the prices this year and
those of four years ago , but they show
conclusively that prices have advanced
and that the people are much more
prosperous now than then.
Here are the figures :
July 10 , July 10 ,
1890. 1900.
Cows $3.00 $1.55
Heifers 3.00 4.25
Calves 5.00 G.OO
Bulls 2.90 4.00
Stags 2.90 4.25
Stocks and Feeders. . . . 3.55 4.15
Hogs 3.15 5.20
Veal , per Ib 06 % .10
Green Hides ( No. 1) . . .04 .06
Wheat , ( Neb. & Dak. ) . .53 .75
Wheat , car load ( new ) . . .50 . " 1
Rye ' . 30 .54
Flax seed 74 1.40
d'Flour , ( best patent ) . . 1.85 2.25
* } Corn 18 -30
Oats 15 -24
No. 2 Red Wheat 56 % -82
No. 2 Cash Corn 26 % -44 %
No. 2 White Oats 18 .27
There are 19 articles enumerated
above every one grown on the farm
and the aggregate per cent of Increase
In price approximates 1.093. Divide
this by 19 , the number of articles , and
you will find that the average In
crease In the price of each article Is
approximately 57 % per cent.
This Isn't campaign oratory , it
Isn't a mass of confusing figures ; It
Is simply a compilation showing the
prices the farmers of Nebraska re
ceived for their products under a
democratic and republican administra
tion respectively , as shown by market
quotations published in the Omaha
World-Herald. ,
An Increase of 57 % per cent. In the
commeiclal value of a crop means a
great deal to each individual farmer
In Nebraska. It means a great deal
to the state of Nebraska and all its
people , for , when the farmers are
prosperous , all lines of Industry are
correspondingly stimulated. It means
that the same amount of farm prod
ucts will net the farmer more than
double 'tho amount this year as com
pared with 1896.
This Is exactly the difference be
tween republicanism and democracy
as applied to the farmer and the
farming industry , for today the re-
nubllcans are in power and In 1896 the
4 democrats were in power.
In the light of such facts it is difii-
lult to believe that the democratic
" ticket will receive any material sup
port from the farmers of Nebraska.
Since it Is proven by these figures
that democratic policies enacted into
law cause a decline in the price ot
farm products , and that republican
policies , when enacted into law , cause
of farm products
an increase In the price
ucts , what more Is necessary to con
vince the farmer that It is to his In
terest to vote for and uphold the re
publican ticket and party ?
"Well , " but Bryan says , "there U
danger of imperialism. "
Suppose he does , does that make i
so ? He said in 1890 , in his speech ir
Baltimore , that If McKlnley was
elected It would mean four more years
of hard times.
The above figures from his owi
party organ disprove that assertion
say nothing of the abundance of evi
dence of prosperity manifest every
And Bryan says , "There Is dange
of militarism. "
Suppose he does , does that make 1
so ? He said In 1893 tluit if McKln
ley was elected the wages of labor am
the prices of farm products would fal
just as sure as the stone that
thrown up.
Again the figures from his owi
party organ disprove his assertions ,
say nothing of the purchase of new
homes , the cancellation of farm mort
gages , the increase in bank deposits ,
especially In the smaller towns and
villages , the decrease in interest raterf
and the music of a million hammers
in the various factories. , Bryan says a great many
things , but every time hla philosophy
has boon put to a practical test It has
been found faulty\ weak and vulner
You will notice , however , that there
Is ono thing Bryan isn't saying , and
that Is , ho Isn't saying anything about
the low prices , hard times and Indus
trial distress under democratic rule
four yeais ago.
Incontinently loquacious as he Is ,
ho isn't saying anything about that.
You have often heard of a doctor
advising his patient to go away from
ills business on a pleasure trip so that
ho may forget about the cares and
troubles that are endangering his
health ?
Well , that Is why Bryan Is advising
the people that there is "danger of
Imperialism and militarism. " He
wants them to forget tneir cares and
troubles of four years ago when the
democrats were In power , not par
ticularly foi the benefit ot their
health , but for fear that they will take
their memory along with them Into
the voting place and vote against him.
That Is the "danger" Bryan Is en
deavoring to guard against.
.You will remember that Bryan
T *
played with figures in his ISOiJ
apeechei ) . He had enough figures nnd
exclamation points to build n rail
fcnco around Nebraska. Ho hasn't got
them today. This tlmo the figures are
all against him. Read the above fig
ures from his Omaha organ nnd you
will see why he Is letting figures alone1
In this campaign.
In 1396 Bryan said the hard times
were "caused by a scarcity of money
nnd that the only source of relief was
In the free coinage of silver. "
Ho was wrong again. The people
discovered the "source of relief" Wil
liam McKlnlcy nnd the republican
party. They defeated silver , elected
McKlnley and unexampled prosperity
The real position of the democrats
on the trusts question was shown in
ongress last June , when a proposed
onstitutlonal amendment Intended to
revent , regulate and destroy trusts
as defeated by democratic votes.
The amendment was as follows :
"Congt ess shall have power to dane -
ne , regulate , prohibit or dlssolva
rusts , monopolies or combinations ,
'hether existing In the form of a cor-
oratlon or otherwise. The several
tatcs may continue to exercise such
ewer in any manner not In conlllct
vith the laws of the United States. "
This amendment , If Incorporated
nto the constitution , would no doubt
cccmpllsh the purpose for which 1 *
/as Intended. But It was defeated ,
nd by democratic votes.
When it came to a vote , requiring
s It did , a two-thirds majority , 151
oted for it and 13 * . against it. Of the
54 who voted for it 150 were repub-
leans. Of the 132 who voted against
t 130 were democrats.
This very clearly defines the attl
ude of both parties on the trust ques-
ton. Political parties , as well as in
dividuals , should be measured , not by
heir words , but by their deeds. This
ulo Is founded on apostolic doctrine
and It Is a pretty safe one to follow.
Viewed In this light the Bryanltes ,
nstead of being opposed to trusts , as
hey loudly proclaim , appear to be In
sympathy with them.
Trusts or combinations Intended t3
estrlct legitimate competition , or
ganized primarily for the purpose - > r
arbitrarily fixing and regulating
prices , are necessarily Injurious to the
icople and should bo stamped out.
But who Is going to do the stamping
out ?
Are you going to look to a pai\y
that , when it had an opportunity to
irovlde a remedy , went over bag and
Jaggagc to the enemy the democratic
party ? Are you going to look to a
mrty that lined up Ita votes In con
fess In solid phalanx and defeated a
iroposed constitutional amendment
ntcnded to crush this evil ? Are yea
; olng to do this and desert the repub-
ican party , which not only cast all
but four of the 154 votes cast in con-
giess for the amendment , but nas
written into the statutes of the United
States every word of law that appears
there against trusts ?
W. J. Bryan does not have to go
outside his own party to find men who
question both his sincerity and con
sistency on the "paramount" Issue ,
particularly In regard to the Philip
Hon. J. B. Corey of Pittsburg , Pa. ,
former democratic candidate for gov
ernor of Pennsylvania , under date of
September 15 , 1900 , addressed the tol-
lowlng letter to Mr. Bryan :
"Plttsburg , Pa. , Sept. 15 , 1900. !
"Hon. W. J. Bryan , Lincoln , Neb. :
"My Dear Sir I have not received
any reply to my letter directed to you
at Chicago , asking you If you believed
that the negroes of Cuba , Porto Rico ,
Hawaii and the Philippines , who never
had lived under a republican form of
government or exercised the right of
manhood suffrage , are more capable
of self-government than the American
negroes in our southern states who
were born and raised under our re
publican form of government and had
tito right of suffrage for one-third of
a century. If not , do you approve of
the legislatures of the southern states
disfranchising our American negroes ,
who for one-third of a century have
exercised the right of suffrage and
insist upon the right of self-govern
ment to the half-civilized negro of the
Philippines ? I do not wish to be un
derstood as defending the McKlnley
administration or espousing our pee
ple's war with Spain and Its results ,
but simply as an' American citizen , t
wish to learn your sentiments as a
candidate for the presidency on the
paramount Issue of selr-government. I
am , dear sir , very respectfully yours ,
"J. B. COREY ,
"Former Democrat Candidate for Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania. "
It will be observed that Mr. Corey
has written more than one letter on
the subject , but thus far Mr. Bryun
has carefully avoided answering or ex
plaining the Inconsistency Mr. Corey
points out.
A copy of the above letter was
handed to Mr. Bryan In person whlto
lie was on the stage at Weeping
Water , Neb. , on the evening of Sep
tember 21 , but he very adroitly ig
nored it and made no reference to It.
Mr. Bryan's failure to make answar
simply emphasizes his Insincerity.
Ltko In the question propounded to
him each day since the campaign
opened , by the New York Herald ,
asking him whether , If elected , he
would Instruct his secretary of the
treasury to pay goven.ment "coin"
obligations In silver , the question of
sectionalism Is raised , and Bryan will
lomaln as mute as a Chinese joss and
let the people guesa at It.
So far as the Herald's question ! s
concerned ho Is afraid to say yes , for
that would line the eastern states up
against him. and ho Is afraid to say
no , for that would line the silver
states and the populists against him
So. too , In regard to the proposition
submitted by Mi. Corey. If he says
yes ho places himself In a most ridicu
lous attitude , whllo if he says no no
will have every old slave state alter
him with a cat-'o-nlne-talls.
But It must be apparent to every
one that there Is a wide divergence
between these two propositions , and ,
If elected , somebody is going to be tei-
ribly fooled.
And this is the same Bryan who '
held up all over the country by th
fuslonists , in the newspapers , on tin
curbstones and on the lostrum , as the
man with a courageous Juwl Altis ,
poor Yorlck !
In the corner of the reading room
nt the Omaha Commercial club yo >
tcrday three gentlchicn representing
varied Interests talked significantly of
the political situation. The conversa
tionalists wore C. S. Hay ward of the
Williams & Hayward Shoo Co. , G. R.
Williams , a larmer well Known
throughout Douglas county , and E. A.
Willis : , president of the Omaha Press *
mcn'r union , and the conversation ran
ilkc this :
Mr. Williams- . Hayward , in
your opinion , would the election of
Mr. Bryan have any effect upon the
manufacturing and Jobbing Interests ?
Mr. Hayward Yes ; It would un
doubtedly have n bad effect. It would
take us back to the conditions of 1890 ,
when the stability of our currency
was seriously threatened and mouoy
tightened up. Four years ago , It will
be remembered , manufacturing con
cerns throughout the country were in
a bad way. Some of the mills wore
shut down completely nnd the others
were greatly curtailed In operation.
That condition was brought about by
bad tariff legislation nnd the free sil
ver agitation , and both of these evils
would be upon us again in the event
of democratic success this year.
Mr. Willis the wt.rKlngmen ot llio
cities have as much nt stake In this
campaign ns do the mantilaeturors , for
they are the first and greatest suf
ferers when the mills close down.
Thousands of men were out of work
four years ago , and now many of the
big factories nro unable to get Pfi
many operators as they doslro. Right
here In Omaha from 20 to 50 per cent ,
of the members of the different labor
unions were unemployed In 1S96 , while
this year every union reports Its full
membership nt work. I should think
that the enforced Idleness of a large
number of worklngmen In the cities
would have some effect upon the
farmers. What do you think of It ,
Mr. Williams ?
Mr. Williams Well , of course , the
farmer's prosperity uepcnus very
largely upon a favorable market , and
you can't have a very good market
when thousands of men In the cities
are unemployed. During the four
years of hard times , from 1893 to 1896 ,
there was an Immense falling off In
the domestic consumption of form
products. The government statistics
show that the average decreased con
sumption of wheat In the United
States was over sixty million bushels
a year for the four years , and the PIT
capita consumption of corn dropped
from 30 bushels in 1892 to 14 bushels
in 1896. This great slump in the do
mestic market had its etiect upon the
foreign market , of course. No matter
how bountiful the crops may bo the
farmer can have no good times when
the markets are poor ,
Mr. Willis The decreased consump
tion of wheat and corn In the United
States during the four years of 1892-0
was undoubtedly duo to the inability
of the unemployed worklngmen of the
cities to provide a comfortable living
for their families. There must have
been even a greater decrease in the
consumption of meats.
Mr. Williams Undoubtedly so. At
South Omaha Stock Yards the cattle
receipts for the seven months of 1900
ending July 31 was 424,236 , as agalnr
220,321 for a like period in 1896 a gain
of nearly 100 per cent. The hog re
ceipts for the first seven months of
this year were 1,121,171 , as against
717,970 for the corresponding period
of 1896.
Mr. Hayward No ono will deny
that we are having general prosperity
at this time. Farmers are having
; oed crops and good markets , work-
ngmon in the cities are having stead/
employment at good wages and the
[ manufacturers and jobbers are enjoy
Ing a constantly Increasing business.
Do we owe any measure of pralso to
the republican party for all this ?
Mr. Willis I think we do. I know
that hundreds of big mills In the east
that were closed by democratic tanft
tinkering have been reopened by wlso
republican tariff regulation. Without
these mills In operation thousands of
men would bo out of work , and to
that extent our general prosperity
would bo Impaired.
Mr. Hayward We must thank the
republican party also for sound finan
cial legislation , which has restored
confidence and returned money to cir
culation. If this government should
undertake the unlimited coinage of
silver at a fixed ratio of 16 to 1 we
could have nothing like stability for
our currency , and without a stable
circulating medium there couul ne no
confidence. The election of Mr. Bryan
would drive capital Into Its hiding
place again , and the farmer , the
workingnmn and tne manufacturer
and jobber would suffer the cense
Mr. Willis I think the worklngmin
would suffer first , because a cessation
of Industrial activities must neces
sarily and immediately follow the
withdrawal of capital from Its natural
channels of usefulness. When capital
avoids permanent Investment and
temporary employment , Improvements
of all kinds cease , factories all over
the country are hampered In their operations -
orations and worklngmen are thrown
out of their jobs by the hundred.
Mr. Williams Are you gentlemen of
the opinion that Mr. Bryan Is any
more reliable in prophecy today than
ho was in 1896 ?
Mr. Hayward Mr. Bryan may be a
gifted man , but loresight is a quality
that ho lacks. In 1896 he predicted all
sorts of dire results from a McKinlcy
victory. According to his views , the
election of McKlnley meant a con
traction of currency , lower prices fo > -
products of me soil , less work and loss
wages for the laboring man , more
debt and higher Interest for the
farmer and a continuation of the hard
times generally.
Mr. Willis As far ns the Inborln
classes are concerned Mr. Bryan s
prophecies of 1S96 have not material
ized , workingman luivo not only found
the demand foi their services en
larged , but their houra ( shortened and
their wages increased. In Omaha , in
1897. the Pressmen's union scale was
$10 to $18 a week for ten hours' work ,
today the pay Is the same for nine
hours' work. The Plasterers' , Brick-
laycra' and Stonemasons' Tenders
union had In 1S06 a scale of IS to 17V6
cents per hour ; today their scale is
24 cents per horn , nnd they have an
eight-hour Instead of u ton-hour day.
The Plumbers' union scale was 45
cents per hour In 1896 ; now It Is 50
cents ; the Bricklayers' union wag'-1
scale In 1S9G was 50 cents per hour ;
low It Is 55 cents. The CnrpontonV
mlon Rcnle wn 30 cents per hour ;
luw It IB 40 cents. The Painters and
Decorator. , ' union has advanced Its
scale from 30 cents to 35 cents , and
: ho Sheet Metal Workers wages have
been Increased from 27 % cents to .18 Mr
cents per hour. I might go on nnd
chow stmllai Incrcasca In all tha
trades , but I have given sulllclotu
facts to demonstrate that Mr. Bryan's1
prophecy ot lower wages has not been
Mr. Williams And as to farmers.
Mr. Bryan wan also mistaken. Thi ?
prices paid for all kinds of farm prod
ucts have advanced from 10 to 200 per
cent. Money Is easier to get and In
terest rates are lower by from two lo
tin co per cent.
Mr. Hnyward As to the contraction
of currency which Mr. Bryan predicted
as a certain result of the defeat ot hit )
free silver scheme , I might say that
it has not come true. The j > er capita
circulation in 1896 was $21.10 ; on May
. of this year It was $26.58.
During the first eight months ot
this year the number of head of llvo
stock received at South Omaha mure
than doubled the number received
during the corresponding months of
the democratic year of 1896. For the
first eight months of 1896 the receipts
were 1,305,622 , and for the first eight
months of 1900 , 2,772,021. This tre
mendous Increase of receipts has been
accompanied by steadily advancing
prices. The loans and discounts of the
Union Stock Yards National bank
have Increased 148 per cent , and the
deposltp JJl per cent , during iho past
four ycart. All of this Is a certain in
dication of prosperity not only at
South Omaha but throughout the
country. South Omaha would not bo
enjoying the benefits of a rapidly
growing stock market and packing In
dustry unless there was a good de
mand from the country at largo for
meats. Why the demand ? Because
under an administration that guaran
tees safety to business Interests In
general by providing a sound financial
system and a protective tariff the fac
tories have been kept In operation ,
labor has been employed and all workingmen -
ingmon have been enabled to provide
adequately for themselves and their
families. If we are to have cheap
money , no confidence and even a par
tial shutting , down ot American mills ,
the demand for meats and all the
other necessities of life will slacken and
South Omaha , with its live stock HIM
packing Interests , will be one of the
first and greatest sufferers. The people
ple of this city can have no good rea
son for desiring a Ci.ango.
The tremendous Increase of busi
ness at the South Omaha live stock
market is an unfailing sign of pros
perity. It indicates a strong and ad
vancing nftrket for the products of
the farms , which would be Impossible
without general prosperity among the
workers of the cities. The following
table shows the live stock receipts at
the stock yards for the first eight
months of this McKlnley year and foi
the corresponding eight months of uio
democratic year of 1890 :
Cattle 310,315 512,103. . 62
Hogs 798,039 1,501,302 88
bncep 190,019 758,616 238
Here Is an Increase In the number
ot cattle received of 62 per cent ; hogs ,
88 per cent. In other words , 195Vob
more cattle , 702,664 more hogs and
567,967 more sheep were marketed at
South Omaha diirlng the first eight
months of this year than during th
corresponding months of 1896. This
Immense Increase in the number of
cattle , hogs and sheep received at
South Omaha Indicates a correspond
ing increase In the demand for meat
which could not have appeared hail
the Industrial conditions of 1896 con
tinued. It might be sttld that the re
ceipts ut South Omaha have been In
creased by the additions to the packIng -
Ing houses at that point and that a
large number of stock raisers who
formerly shipped to Chicago are now
marketing at South Omaha , but this
would not weaken the assertion that
the increase In receipts shows a cor
responding increase in the general de
mand , for the receipts at Chicago have
also been advancing utendlly during
the past four years.
With the heavy Increase In receipts
there has also been a steady advance
In price. Steers , for instance , sold
July 31 , 1896 , at from $2.75 to $3.70 ,
and on July 31 , 1900. they brought
$5.50 ; hogs sold July 31 , 1890 , at $2.77 ,
and July 31. 1900 , the price was $5.09 ,
sheep on July 31 , 1896 , ranged from
$2 to ? 5.50 , and on July 31 , 1900 , from
$4 to $5.15. This shows conclusively
that the farmers and stock raisers of
this spctlon of the country are no :
only spiling a great deal more stock
now than they were in 1890 , but they
are receiving much better prices.
Another certain Indication of pros
perity for all these connected with
live stock Interests Is furnished by a
compaiison or uio latest statement or
the Union Stock Yards National bank
with tilt * s'talcment of the same insti
tution dated October 0. is'JO. In 1VJU
the loans and discounts amounted to
$740,977 , and now they bum up ? ! , -
838,280 , showing an Increase of $1,111.-
303 , or 148 per cent. In 1896 the de
posits amounted to $1,096,770 , and now
they foot up $3,339,163 , showing an In
crease of ? 2.212,393. or 201 per cent.
May Won't I'luy.
Lady Francis Hope tonco May Yohe ,
of hiirlcsryto renown ) refuses to act
in America. She suya HIO'B ! tire 1 ot the
whole business and is going back to
England. Plans for the New Yoi k np-
pearanco of Lady Francis lu.l boon
made at the Savoy theater , hut tho'
Savoy Is In the throes of litigation , and
nothing Is doing there In the amuse
ment line. Her ladyship ban snub
bed several anxloun Americans who are
willing to arrange for a Now York
dobut. Last week , for Instance , uhe
turned down an oifcr of $1,500 a week
to appear In vaudeville at Kostcr &
The Coal Minors in Marklo Slopes Acoopt
Part of Tirni's ' Terms.
Sheriff of I.II/PMIO County Mnkm Ar-
for Hushing Troop * from
U Ocriiiloii for Thulr U ci
Arlim l't < iioo to Ilu Maintained ,
HA55LETON , Tn. , Sept. 27. The -rl-
els nt the mines o ( 0. n. Mnrklo & Co.
has been readied. There wore many
expressions among the rr.en today ot
dissatisfaction with some of the firm's
answers to their demands. Tlio prln-
clpal grievance Is the wage scale. They
ask for only about half of what the
United Mine Workers nro demanding.
Operations at the Marklo collieries
wore suspended today so that the em
ployes , could hold n meeting to dlacuss
the firm's answer. The mooting was
held In the fornoon and thlH afternoon
the committee composed cf employes
ot the several Marklo mhics , with the
exception of Kborvalo , which la" com
pletely tied up , made known to the firm
the decision of the employes. They
accept the firm's proposition In regard
to the hoisting men from the slope , ao
qulcaco In the rcfunal to pay the engi
neers by the hour and want , to further
arbltmto all the other grievances ex
cept these relating to BomlMnonthly
pay and the Ideation of powder houses ,
which have boon adjusted by the nn-
Bwor of Marklo & Co.
The men also decided to remain at
work pending the arbitration negotia
tions nml agreed to ask the linn to
"deduct from the pay of each family
that returns to work their quota for
the payment of the arbitrator selected
by the men. "
Judging only by the talk ot the
men It looks ns If a coiiRlrlorablo num
ber ot men will not KO to work to
morrow morning. The force ot men at
oacJi of the Marklo slopes Is now very
ahorthanded. The firm for , the tlmo
being rofu&es to discuss anything In
connection with Us future actions.
The request made yesterday by Sher
iff Harvey for troops , although not ro-
fuBoil , waB not granted by Governor
Stono. The sheriff nnd the atntn offi
cials at Harrlsburg , however , have an
understanding and If M'-J necessity
arlRos soldiers will bo thrown Into this
region in short order. If this be done
the first to arrive would ' -e one of the
commands now stationed at Shonan-
There wore no disturbances report
ed In this region today. Rumors of
contemplated marches of strikers are
constantly In circulation , but as far
ns can bo learned there Is no truth In
any of them.
With regard to the gMierul strike
situation In the Lehlgh Valley It can
not bo said that many great gains were
made on either side today Some who
quit work yesterday at the Tomhlcken ,
Derringer and Cowan mines returned
today. The Lehlgh Valley Coal com
pany reports more men working to
day than any time since the strike be
The labor loaders claim accessions
to their ranks from both the mines fit
Eckloy and Lattlmer. The dally pro
duction of coal In the district Is stead
ily decreasing. This Is shewn from
the shipments of coal from the region
today , which Indicate a falling off of
more than 75 per cent.
Auntrln nml Itnly Only CJovrrnmont * tlmt
ICeply FMTiinilily.
PARIS , Sept. 27. It Is asserted from
excellent diplomatic sources that Aus
tria and Italy are the only powers
which have replied favorably and un
conditionally to Germany's note. It
IB certainly a fact that the replies of
Russia and Franco are almost Identi
cal , Involving the punishment of the
originators of the anti-foreign assaults
but not making their surrender an nb-
Boluto condition of the peace prelim
Japan takes a middle course , leanIng -
Ing a llttlo moro strongly toward Ger
many , while Great Britain declines.
A powerful argument used against
Germany's ponltlon was Its establish
ment of a precedent that would per
mit the powers in future wars to de
mand personages considered by them
to be guilty leaders and that their pun
ishment Is deemed fit bcforo peace ne
gotiations are undertaken.
Aropptu CarnoRlo'i I'mpntltlon.
OTTUMWA , la. , Sept. 26. Ottumwa
has accepted Andrew Carnegie's ap
propriation ot $50,000 for a free public
library , the election on the Issue giv
ing a majority of almost fiOO in favor
of the measure ; 272 were ca&t by male
voters. The women wore also permit
ted to vote and their majority Increas
ed the total to almost 500. The meas
ure lost last Juno , when the judge of
the district court hold that the women
were not entitled to vote. The male
vote In Juno gave a majority of 81
against the measure , the issue carryIng -
Ing only by the votes caat by the wo
men. The election settles the ques
Arrtiril HK n llnlil Ui.
BEATRICE , Neb. , Sept. 26. The
police locked up a suspicious character
and put him in the sweat box. Ho
soon was spotted as the party who held
up a Bohemian named Zlvanskl , liv
ing near Virginia , six weeks ago. 551-
vanskl was sent for and at once Iden
tified Bllger as his assailant. The
prisoner denies that ho had anything
to do with the hold up , but It is now
known that ho served tlmo before.
Hliitn Muy IO1 | > ( inlvi'iitnn.
GALVESTON , Tex. , Sept. 27. Near
ly 2,000 men were engaged clearing the
ctrccts , removing debris and disposing
of dead bodies today. Twonty-fivo
bodies were recovered today and thir
ty-five yesterday. Governor Sayors
loft hero this afternoon for Austin ,
where ho will consult wt'h the attor
ney general relative to a proposition
from the city government for a fund
with which to operate the municipal
government from now until the end of
the fiscal year , February 28. About
J100.000 will be required.
Latent UuotntlniiN from South
nil ( I Kiuimin Cltr *
I'nloii Block Ytmli-eiiUlf > Thcro were
only a few mi ttlo on miU > tndny nnd about
Ihn tiHiiul Kililuy comlltloiiH provnllcd.
UttyoM us U rule wore not particularly
anxious for Mtuck oattlinml tlio initrkot '
an a wliolevnn not very active , llecelptfl
ll'ClluliMl utmiil 7 i-ur.t of cunt foil Mtui'ln.
I'lU'kerH evidently lnul to linvo a few
llu today nnd In MOIIHCIIHOH pitld n llttlu
hlRltiT prlci's for thorn tlmn they illil y .t-
torilny. Clenernlly Kpoukttig the tnarkut
could lie culled ntoudy to ntroiin. Cow
liuyiTH woto not tiulto ns on nnxiotiM for
fresh Hiipplk'H today an they were yi'Htcr-
iltiy , but us a nile the as ciira of cow
Httut on the market clumped Imndu lit
clown to steady prleoH , thiniKh In Homo
CIIHOH sollorN lnul lo Hike off n little. Can-
no r were In need demand today nt iiliottt
yosturdny'H price * . The demand from the.
country for Hloek ealtln continues heavy.
but yard trailers have iiirltu n few on
hand , which fact nutitrally tnado them
little careful about hiiyltiK moro today
unloMH the cattle wcru of jjootlve.iht |
and quality. Much us could answer Unit
( lOrtcrlnllon broiiKht Just about Htendy
l > rleon. but common Htuft wan rather no-
Klooti-d and HOnora found It dlllluult in
Koino ciiHnti to got fully Htciuly prlecB.
Ihoro were practically no wcHtcrn hoof
cattle on xalu today and conmcqucntly
nothltiK ullh which to inuka 11 test of
thi > market.
lloKH-Thoro wore n few over 109 toads
of IIOKH on aU ) today , but the domund
was fully equal to the nltiply. | The mar
ket Htnrted out not much different from
yesterday's close , a few puckers Rottlnc
jnlxetl IIOKS ill : i.l2 s and $5.15 , but the
market soon tinned up and the bulk nf
the IIOBH ohaiiKod hands at about steady
prices with yesterday's Rcnornl market.
The trnilo was active and nnvctlcally
everything was sold at an earlj hour.
The top of $5.27 Vt was a shade hlKher
tlmn yosterdliy , but the lions were primu
nnd fully IIH K od as anything that linn
come hero In tho'Tast couple of days.
Sheep There wort ) 24 cars of sheep on
the market pds morning , but the bulk of
thorn were feeders , only about U cars
of Kooil sheep bolntf ion'sale. . Most of
the trains were late In arriving , so the
market was slow In opening. Sheep , how
ever , were about steady with yesterday.
although Chicago came steady to lie )
lower. Thcro were practically no fat
lambs offered , consequently theru was
nothing to make a test of the market.
Koodors woro. In good dumnnd again to
day and prices ruled steady to strong
for both sheep and lambs. Quotations :
Clioleu western trnisa wethoro , JS.75ffl.lX ) :
choice grass yearlings , $3.76 1.00 ; cholco
owes , $ .l,25iiri.riO : ; fair to good owes , $ .1.00
3.23 ; cull OWOH. $2.EO(3.00 ( ! choice spring
lambs , $4.rir4.75 ; fair lo good spring
lambs , $ I.Mir4.r ( ; i ; feeder wothtirs , $3.3o < i0
3.CT , ; feeder lambs ,
Callle Receipts ti.COO : Hloady. Deslr-
able natives , $5.60 } Hlookern and feeders.
$3.MW4.30 : bulohcr cows and heifers , $3.00
( fM.SS : oannors. $2. 0ff3.00 ; fed westerns.
| { ; wintered Texniisl ' $3.CKf.t85 ( :
grass Texans , $3,00 3.35 : calves , $4.0010
5. no.
Hogs HecelptH , n.OOfl : active. 2V4(5c (
higher , closed strong. Heavy and mixed ,
$ : .2.HJir.35i ( light , $3.25 < iK.30 | ; pigs , $1.605 ?
Sheep Hocelpts. 2.100 head ; market
nominal. Kiit lambs are bringing $4.75 ©
! > .r,5 muttons , $3.MJi4.00 ( : stockers and
feeders , $3.0iW4.00 : culls , $2.50 < Il3.00.
W. V. Wnlcott Died nil Triilu With Over
ii Iliilf Million In II Ir I'ockot.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. , Oct. 1. W. V.
Wolcott of Boston died at St. Vincent's
hospital from a stroke of apoplexy sus
tained on a Big Foilr train yesterday.
Mrs. Wolcott arrived tonight from Bos
ton and Miss Camilla S. Wolcott. his
daughter , came In this morning from
St. Louis.
Mr. Wolcott was a native of Onon-
dagn , N. Y. , and located In St. Louis
about thirty years ago. Ho became a
member of the firm of Wolcott & Hume ,
publluhorn of the Journal and Times nt
St. Ixmls and later was president of
the Street Car Coupler company. Ho
owni'd large Intdroats In Missouri and
at his death was senior partner In the
banking linn of Wolcott & Co. , with
fifMnna * i f fl7 Qtfi t/\ tit * * i\\t Tlnntnti .1 n
Wall street , New York. A search of
hla effects brought to light the fact that
ho carried with him a hu-go fortune.
Ho had In his valise $500,000 In gov
ernment bonds and about $2,000 In cash
on his person.
ClilriiRniin Ontfi Contract.
CLINTON , Mass. , Oct. 1. MucArthur
Bros. , Winston & Sooner of Chicago
have been awarded In Boston the con
tract for building the Wachusott dam
> y the Metropolitan water board , the
specified price , which was the lowest ,
n the list of bidders , bolng $1,003,035.
The dam , which will bo ono of the
largest In the country , is planned to
! > o 1,800 feet long and 200 feet high ,
nnd Is to hold In check the waters of
the Nashua river , which ftiippllcs the
Metropolitan district. The back
water will form a lake some six miles
In length.
nt Tlrn T ln.
TIEN TSIN. Sept. 27. Count von
Wnldersco and his staff arrived hero
at noon today. Guards of honor from
all the allies received him at the rail
way station , which was decorated
with the ( lags of Germany , Russia and
Franco. The flags of Great Britain
and the other allies were conspicuous
by the absence.
tint Ulniiin on Hteyn.
LONDON , Oct. 1. An Interesting
report comes from Komatlpoort to the
effect that Mr. Krugcr , In a letter to
his wife announcing mat he Is going
on a six months' holiday , said , In sub
stance , that after the capture of Ma-
chadodorp ho knew the struggle was
hopeless and counseled moderation ,
but that Mr. Stoyn's "arbitrary be
havior" overruled nm counsel. '
I.lttln Doing N < > r Miinllit.
MANILA , Oct. 1. The Filipinos in
the vicinity of Manila have been moro
quiet than of Jute , although last Wed
nesday night there were brisk attacks
at Las Plnas and Paranuque , south of
Manila , as well as outpost . ring at
ImiiH , Bacoor and Muntln Bupa. The
American officers are satisfied that the
alleged amlgos living In and around :
the towns In question participated in
these attacks.
ICniul Dlri'ftoriVI1I Meet.
NEW YORK. Oct. 1. The Mull and
Express today prints the following :
The directors of the Southern Pacific
railroad will hold their rouglar
monthly meeting next Thursday , but
It Is not llkoly they will select a pres-
dent to succeed the late C. P. Hunt-
Ington. A report from San Francisco
says the presidency was offered by
the special committee to H. F. Hun- '
tlngton , the first vlco president , hut
that ho declined it. D. Ogden Mills ,
one of the committee having the se
lection of a president in charge said
today he knew of no such oiler.