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McCOOK , NEBRASKA
Columbus is about to try the curfew
The postofffce at Norfolk Is about
to get in new quarters.
The Congregationalists of Grafton
are holding a series of religious meet
The Nebraska exposition building
has been sold to tne new exposition
A Knights of Pythias lodge will or
ganize at Gothenburg with thirty
The people of Pawnee county have
subscribed $6,000 to lift the debt on
Pawnee academy , v
The St. Paul road has promised lo
erect new depots in Tekamah and
.Vakefleld in the spring.
The two legislative halls at the capitol -
itol building are being placed in con
dition for the impending session.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Swauson of Gage county , was
found dead in bed where it had beeu
placed after falling asleep a short
A female canvasser , wno pretendud
to represent an eastern publishing
house , recently worked the people of !
Ord for a consiner blo amount of
J. C. Craven , a widower about 60.
years of age , was arrested at Wymnre.
charged 'with attempting to cora-'i.it
a criminal assault upon an 8-year-old
Bohemian girl , -whose father sword !
out the warrant.
Owens Brothers , who have
grading on the Union Pacific west of1
Gothenburg , quit -work the first of
the week and loaded their machinery
and stock last Tuesday morning aitd
shipped the same to their farms neai
The meeting of the Northeast Ne
braska Teachers' association , which
was fixed for the 25th and 26th of No
vember at "Wayne , has been postponed
until January 27 and 28 at the same
place. The cause of the change is the
prevalence of diptheria at that point
The mortgage xecord for Otoe county
for the month of November shows fif
teen new mortgages filed , aggregatis S
$25,790.60 ; eighteen released , amount
ing to $26,580.55 ; on city property
seven mortgages , aggregating $7,550.
were filed and eight released , footing
Jack Kayes , who was arrested for
robbing John Flynn. & Co.'s store at
Columbus , after a running fight with
the police , had his preliminary hear
ing before Justice Fuller. Damas
ing evidence was produced and Have *
was bound over to the district court
in the sum of $1,000.
Postmaster Campbell of Mead , op
ened the office the other morning find
ing bis safe blown open and contents
lying around the room. The safe
contained nothing but stamps , regis
tered letters and some private papers.
The robbers secured about $25 vrprth
of stamps of different denominations
and a little over ? 1 in pennies.
Authority has been Issued by the
adjutant general's office to Dr. Georco
Roeder to recruit Company M , Second
regiment , Nebraska national guard ,
at Grand Island. Dr. Roeder Is an
old captain of the former company of
that place. An election will be held
by the battery at "Wymore on Decem
ber 8 to fill the vacancy caused by
the expiration , of Captain Murdochs
The large addition to the principal
building of the Fremont Normal
rehpol is roofed over and work has
begun on the inside. The north part
of the building will be used for tha
chapel , at the east end of - whichwill
be a tall Gothic window. The re
mainder will bo used for recitauo i
halls. When completed it will be o . &
of the largest and best appointed
school buildings in the -west. Aotr.it
BOO students are enrolled this term.
Adjutant General Gage or tne Grau-i
Army has been informed that the
Christmas boxes forwarded by him to
members of the First Nebraska , -will
reach San Francisco Dec. 10th. The
ship on which the boxes will be loaded
will sail for Manila between the 10th
and i7th. General Gage will now take
up th'e-work of collecting boxes for
the Third regiment. The shipment for
the First regiment weighs 37,000
pounds and the freight charges to
San Francisco , if raid in cash would
be between $400 and $450.
When Valentino Beck and wife of
Otoe county , left for Germany about
six months ago they promised quite
a number of parties that they -would
write , but they have never been hed
from since they arrived in New York.
Mr. Beck had a draft for sometliius
like $5,000. This draft had been pre
sented hero and paid. Their many
friends now begin to think that lliev
have met -with foul play in New York
City and are anxious for any informa
tion that will throw light on their
A man , who gave his name as A ,
Johns and claimed to be a buyer of
horses representing the noted Berry
of Chicago , came to Schuyler from
Columbus , and at once caused a great
Interest among those having horses
to dispose of by buying at the sellers'
own prices , not even making the cus
tomary examinations to discover the
qualities of the animals purchased.
He had horses engaged and bs'ifjr '
brought in to the various boardlas
stabies at -wholesale rate , and man *
aged to borrow considerable money
on his supposed sterling financial con
dition. Later he spent the funds in
various saloons and is now in jail for
passing a forged'check. .
Of the fund raised to take the N $
braska City school children to Omahn
during the later days of the exposi
tion some § 20 remained unexpended
and this was given to the ladles' help
ing hand society to be used In caring
for the poor of the city.
During November four farm moit-
gages amounting to $1,165 were filed
in Lincoln county and fifteen , amount
ing to $5,090.55 , were released. One
city mortgage amounting to $300was
filed and four , amounting to $1,700 ,
were released. Seventy-one chattle
mortgages , amounting to $66,028.67 ,
were illed and sixty-one , amounting
to $45,210.45 , were released.
Stolen From Hotel Mail by Cuban
Acting As Waiter.
IT NEVER REA.CHED HAVANA ,
The Ex-Spanish Minister's Gallantry Led
to His Downfall A Woman In the
Employ of the Cnban Junta learned
Many of tha Spanish Minister's Sccrots.
CHICAGO , Dee. 12. The Chicago Jour
nal prints an interview to-day with
Senor Carlos Vinccnte de Qucsada y
Socarras , cousin of Secretary Quesada
of the Cuban junta and son of Genera'
Quesada y Aguirawho commandcc
part of the Cuban forces during the
ten years' war for independence.
According to the interview Senor
Qucsada claims that the "DeLorae
letter" written by tha Spanish minis
ter , ridiculing President McKinley ,
was stolen in the United States and
not in Canada. Quesada. * who fought
under all of the prominent Cuban
leaders and who was present at the
death of Maceo , says that DeLoino's
gallahtry led to his downfall ; that a
woman in the employ of the junta
learned many of the Spanish minister's
"There were many parties to the
conspiracy which resulted in the theft
of the DeLoino letter , " he said. "The
junta had worked trusted agents into
the employ of the Spanish legation.
These clerks kept us posted on all
matters which they could , but that
was not enough. So it was arranged
that a woman was to start up a flirta
tion with Senor DeLome and endeavor
to gain his confidence.
"The woman selected to ensare Do
Lome is now in New York. DeLome
confided many things to her. "
"When Canaiejas came to this coun
try he was watched every .minute.
Through the influence of friends the
junta managed to get a Cuban as a
waiter into the hotel where he was
stopping. Ho was supposed to be a
Venezuelan. As lie spoke Spanish he
was naturally assigned to wait on De-
"When the Spanish minister wrote
that letter the. junta was promptly informed -
formed that a letter , contents un
known , had been written to Canaiejas.
The letter reached its destination , at
the hotel , but it never got to Cauale-
jas. The Venezuelan waiter took it
out of the package of letters and
tui-ned it over to the junta.
"The junta sold that letter to a New
York paper. It was turned over upon
the condition , however , that it should
bo supposed to have beeu stolen in Ha
vana , so as to avoid any trouble with
the postal authorities. Secretary Day
saw it before it was published. "
About the time of the DeLomo inci
dent Carlos de Quesada was in Wash
ington in the interest of the junta ,
passing as a Venezuelan.
LEITER'S MILK TRUST A FACT ,
Trices to Bo Cut Until ChlctffoN Small
Dealers Are Forced Out.
CniCAGO , Dec. 12. The milk trust ,
with a capital stock of 810,000,000 , is
now an assured fact and application
will be made within ten days for arti
cles of incorporation. Joseph Leiter ,
who began investigating dairying a
few weeks ago.found that it was a bus
iness in which there was a large profit.
Then he went to Philadelphia and in
vestigated the milk organization in
that city. There are nightly meetings
of Mr. Leiter , a few other capitalists
and about a dozen of the largest Chicago
cage milk dealers. L. Z. Leiter and
William C. Seipp are to be the largest
stockholders , and each will be inter
ested to the extent of § 2,200,000. Milk
dealers will be given stock according
to the value of their plants. The di
rectors of the Milk Shippers' union
have been approached with proposi
tions for the purchase of their product.
After milk has been sold for low
prices until every rival has closed his
shop and sold his wagons the trust ex
pects to regulate the price of milk.
A VERDICT AGAINST ROBERTS ,
The Young Man of Faola Convicted of
Manslnnshtor In Killing His Father.
PAOLA , Kan. , Dec. 32. The case of
John Roberts , charged with the mur
der of his father , was given to the
jury at noon yesterday. A verdict
was returned this morning finding
Eoberts guilty of manslaughter.
St. Joseph Bank Kecolver.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Dec. 12. Secretary
of State Lcsueur came here yesterday
to examine affairs of the Central Sav-
ings'bank , which closed Tuesday on
account of a run precipitated by a re
port that the bank held § 30,000 of
Plunger Giliett's paper. Secretary
LesueuV appointed 11. L. McDonald ,
wholesale merchant , and ono of the
directors of the bank , to serve as re
ceiver until Monday , when the bank
will resume business.
Court Olnrtial far 71st Now York Offlsarj
ALBANY , N. Y. , Dec. 12. Major
General Hoc has issued an order con
vening court martial for trial of Cap
tain Anthony K. Uleeker and Captain
William F. Weeeksof the Seventy-first
New York volunteers on charges of
conduct unbecoming officers. This is
the regiment said to have shown cow
ardice at Santiago.
Sandbagged and Kobbed of 8700.
GUTHRIE , Ok. , Dec. 12. Charley
Shepherd , agent of the Hunter Mill
ing company , of Wellington , Kansas ,
was held up by masked men at Black-
well , sandbagged and robbed of S700 in
cash , revolver , watch and account
MADRID PRESS BITTER ,
Moved to Exceeding ; Wrath by McKtn-
ley's Reference to the Maine.
MADRID , Dec. 12. The Imparcial
publishes another inflammatory article
on the subject of the Maine charges.
The paper intimates that the explosion
was the outcome of an intense desire
"upon the part of certain factions in
the United States to see the outbreak
of war , which was unpopular with the
majority of Americans. "
The Imparcial adds : "The partisans
of the war realized that something
startling was necessary to arouse na
tional sentiment it was a remarkable
chance. Almost all the Maine's olheers
were on board another ship at the
time of the catastrophe. Those who
charge the Spaniards with being capa
ble of such a monstrous act are well
capable of committing it themselves. "
In conclusion , the Imparcial says :
"Spain cannot remain quiet under such
an infamous charge. It would be pre
ferable to give the world the spectacle
of national suicide. "
WAR TAX LAW CHANGES ,
Commissioner Scott Snggcsts Many
Amendments Bo Made.
WASHINGTON , Dsc. 12. Chairman
Diugley of the ways and means com
mittee has received a letter from the
commissioner of internal revenue , N.
B. Scott , recommending a number of
amendments to the act of June 13 ,
1898 , known as the war revenue act.
The recommendations cover changes
of an administrative character under
schedules A and B , also for the monthly -
ly payment of excise taxes on sugar
refineries and for a penalty for failing
to stamp parlor car tickets. Further
provisions are suggested as to the ex
aminations by internal revenue offi
cers of articles subject to internal rev
CORNER ON SCREENINGS ,
Sheep Feeding Industry st the Twin
Cities Is In Serious Danger.
ST. PATJI. , Minn. , Dec. 12. Several
large commission firms , acting with
prominent Twin City millers , have se
cured a corner on wheat screenings
and control all this product in the
They have already raised the price
per ton from $ . " > to 53.50 , making it im
practicable for Western ranchers to
send their sheep to St. Paul to be fed
during tha winter months. Over 100-
000 sheep have been diverted this
month to the corn belt in Iowa and Ne
braska instead of being sent here for
their winter feeding.
SITUATION IS IMPROVING ,
Xnvy Department Receives a Decidedly
Favorable Report From Dovroy.
WASHINGTON , Dae. 12. The navy de
partment has received a cablegram
from Admiral Dcwcy summarizing the
existing conditions at Manila and such
points in the Philippines as have been
visited by his officers. Advices also
have been received from General Otis ,
the commandant of the United States
military forces in the islands , and they
both go to show a notabio improve
ment in conditions and the growth of
a better spirit among those factions of
the natives which promised to give
Mahcr Wins a Fight.
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 12. Peter
her bested Ed Dunkhorsb in a one
sided six-round go at the Arena last
night. Peter did most of the landing ,
and in the second round sent the Syra-
cusean to the boards twice. In the
fifth round a hard left on the jaw sent
him down again , but the bell sounded
before the ten seconds were up. Ma-
oer went at his man in the sixth in
hurricane fashion , and landed almost
at will , but Dunkhorst managed to last
out to the end. (
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 12. Counsel for
Senator Quay in the conspiracy
charges for which he is to be tried
next week , have subpoenaed ex-Com
mon Pleas Judge James Gay Gordon
and ex-Postmaster General John Wan-
amaker as witnesses for the defense.
This step is.regarded as interesting in
view of the known opposition of both
of these men to Senator Quay polit
Klvcr Rises Kino Foot.
ST. PETERSBURG : , Dec. J2. The river
Nava suddenly rose nine feet last
night , inundating the lower quarters
of the city , where communication is
now carried on by boats. Tha inhab
itants are panic stricken and there
was great loss of property. Great loss
of Ufa has been reported. The flood i ]
now subsiding. 1
Mlssonrl SolUIor Killed.
SAVANNAH , Ga. , Dec. 15. Private E
Kein of the Sixth Missouri regiment ,
was shot and instantly killed last
night , near Thunderbolt tollgate , The
shooting was done by Private R. E.
Lovejoy in company B , first Texas
regiment , on provost guard , and was .
justifiable. The young man greatly
deplores the killing , but states he haO
to shoot to save his own life. ,
TVhoolcr n s Jfot Decided to Resign.
WASIIINOTON , Dae. 12. Major Gen
eral Wheeler authorized the following
statement as to reports that he had de
cided to resign from the house of rep
resentatives : "I was surprised to sec
what purports to bo an interview
about my resigning from Congress. I
lave never gene further than to say
, hat I would consider the question '
vhcn I had time , and would take such I
action as 'my friends would approve.
Chus far , however , I have reached no c
inal conclusion. " - - I ,
The Santiago Commander Speaks
On the War With Spain ,
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BEFORE A NEW YORK SOCIETY ,
IVo Began the TVar With an Army , oa
Fapcr , of 80,000 , to Attack the Span
ish Soldiers Who , for 430 Yourj , Hail
Been * Known as Stubborn Fighters.
NEW YORK , Dec. 12. General Shaf
ter , in a speech at a meeting of the
New York Genealogical and Biograph
ical Society , referred to the war with
Spain as "the war which has resulted
so gloriously for the land forces of the
United States at Santiago. " He adflcd
that it was unnecessary to say that the
navy had also performsd its work in
the most efficient manner "if the ab
solute destruction of the enemy was
what they were after. "
General Shafter then went on to say
that the United States began the war
with an army ou paper , of 25,000. This
army was to attack the Spanish sol
diers , who for 400 years had been
known as gallant lighters , and for the
last 150 years noted for their stxib-
bornness in defensive campaigns.
The speaker said that the officers of
the fleet contended when Cervera's
squadron was in the harbor of Santi
ago that the city could be taken and
the Spanish vessels destroyed in forty-
eight hours , bho-ald a force of 10,000
infantry be sent to assist. He said
that the army which inarched against
the city was as perfect a force as could
be found in the world. It consisted
practically of the whole regular army
of the United States with three regi
ments of volunteers , for whom room
was found at the last minute on the
Speaking of the fight at El Caney ,
General Sliaftcr says that an officer of
the division engaged hero ( General
Lawton commanding ) , contended that
ho could take the place by 9 o'clock
in the morning without fail , and , much
against his better judgment , Shafter
says , lie allowed him to make the at
tempt. Instead of 9 o'clock in tha
morning , El Caney was not captured
until nearly 5 o'clock in the evening
and with loss of life as great as at San
Juan hill , greater , indeed , in proportion
tion to the number of troops ojtgaged.
Proceeding , the speaker said that the
army in Cuba had as good a staff of
quartermasters and subsistence officers
as the world had ever seen. There
had been a great coal said about the
suffering among the American troops
General Shafter said he would not
expect his hearers to believe him if ho
told them there was no suffering. The
more effective the work of an army the
greater the amount of suffering that
was necessary. But he could say with
certainty that there was not ono hour
after they landed in Cuba that all the
American soldiers did not have bread ,
meat , sugar and coffee. On one day
only half rations of the two last named
provisions were given to part of the
trooprf , bub the deficiency was made up
the next day.
There luis been some talk of the
Seventy-first , New York and the Second
Massachusetts volunteers not standing
fire. The only reason for this was the
fact that some ot the msa of these
two regiments got among the regulars ,
who were using1 smokeless powder.
The volunteers hail the old powder ,
and the regulars simply would not
have them. Every shot fired by a vol
unteer brought a hail of bullets from
Thespsakcr then told of the re
markable good feeling that existed be
tween the American and Spanish
troops after the fall of Santiago. In
conclusion , he said that he took little
credit to himself for the successful re-
suit of the campaign. That was duo
to the best army ever brought to
gether in the United States. If the
war had taken the course originally
mapped out , ho said , and hostilities
had been begun in the autumn , with a
great battle between the Americans
nud the Spanish army in and around
Havana , 50,000 Americans , he declared ,
would have been lost.
LEEDY MAY CALL A SESSION , t
a Jlajoilty of legislators
to Vote for .1 Kilrond Bill.
TornicA , Kan. , Dae 12. Extra ses
sion talk , which died down a month
ago , is spreading among the Populists
and among tha railroad officials. J. n.
Richards of the Missouri Pacific came
uere chiefly to see what information
be could gather on the subject. He
found that since the big conference of
Populists a month ago , twenty-three .
senators and sixty members of the
bouse of representatives have signed
"o rcements to abide a caucus decision
ind vote for a railroad bill if Governor
Lccdy will call an extra session :
Leedy's friends predict that ho will dose
so if he gets enough additional signa
tures from house members. It takea )
jixty-thi'cc to make a constitutional
majority of the lower house , but sixty- '
Eive arc wanted.
Tobacco Growers to right the Trust.
LEXINGTON , Ky. , Dec. 12. At. a rneet-
ig of the State League of Tobacco [
Srowcrs , held here , a state organizer
tvas chosen to organize county leagues. ;
Uho league is taking active legal steps
igainst the tobacco trust. This is the .
Eirst meeting since its organization a
few days ago. >
SAT/T EA.KU Crrv , Utah , Dec. 12. A
'oaded freight car on the Oregon Short
Dne railroad , between here and Og-
len , was blown from the track while
iho train was in motion by the wind ,
prhich was very high last night.
THE ROPE BROKE ,
Hanging of John Andoracn , Cook of the
Ollre rocker , t Norfolk , Va. , Botched.
NOKFOLIC , Va , , Dec. 12. John An
derson , the Swede who , while cook of
the schooner Olive Pecker , of Boston ,
murdered the captain and mate off the
coast of Brazil , August Gth , was
hanged yesterda } * afternoon at 3:10.
Andersen was calm and said that he
was ready to go. "I shall die and go
into the presence of God without blot
or blemish of guilt on my soul , ' ' he
At 3:00 : the trap was sprung , and
Anderson's body shot downward. The
rope parted just inside the knot and
his body fell to the cobblestones. A
thrill of horror ran through the crowd.
Officers and witnesses rushed to the
body and snatchad the cap from his
head to find blood oozing from the
mouth , nose and eyes.
A doctor was called , and soon Ander
son opened his eves , and , it was said ,
began to breathe naturally. He was
carried , feet foremost , up the stairs to
the platform and laid down until a
chair was obtained. He was placed in
this , but never spoke.
Preparations for rehauging him
were hurriedly made. The other end
of the I'ope was adjusted around his
neck. He was raised to n standing
position and tue straps again placed
on his limbs. While being- supported
by the officers the trap was again
sprung. la twenty-three minutes life
was again pronoiinecd extinct.
CHICAGO AROUSED ,
Citizens U ; > hi Arms Against Franchise
CHICAGO , Dec. 12. Democrats , Ee-
publicans and citizens , irrespective of
party , assembled in mass meetings in
various wards of the city last night
and declared themselves unalterably
opposed to any street railway legisla
tion under the Allen law.
Prominent speakers were in attendance
anco at all of the meetings. The ward
machinery o tha Democratic part }
took up the cause , just as the Eepubli
can party had a few days previous.
Chicago has never -witnessed such a
spectacle before , and it is doubtful i :
any other city has.
Mayor Harrison called for volunteers
to heJp him with the fight against the
fifty-year franchise ordinance on the
proposition : "No franchise extension
ordinance of any kind until the Allen
law is repealed. "
A score of men started out last night
distributing white badges , on which
were printed a gibbet , from which
dangled a noose. The words printed
on the badge were "anti-fifty-year
steal. " Before the theater crowds
reached home these badges were all
all over the city. One of the men dis
tributing the ribbons said over 200,000
have been printed.
TROOPS W HAVANA ,
Yorkers to 3Iarct Through Ilaart of
City 2To Trouble Is Expected.
HAVANA , Dec. 12. Tha first United
States troops to march through the
streets of Havana will be the Two
Hundred and Second Nev/ York regi
ment , which , with band playing and
colors flying , will march Sunday from
ihe Sau Jose wharf , after landing
there from the transport Minuewaska ,
ih rough tha heart of Havana to the
Western railroad station. The line of
march will be through ( he Prado and
Central park. These troops will be
acnt to Pinar del Kio province.
No objection has been made so far
jy General Castellanos to the march
through the city. It is intended that
the first appearance of the United
States troops in Havana shall have an
impressive moral effect upon the
Cubans. A number of Spanish sol-
fliers gathered in the vicinity of San
Jose wharf to get a look at their late
adversaries. Friendly gestures were
made on both sides. The Spaniards
commented on the largo size of the
MUCH MONEY FROM CUSTOMS ,
[ aland of Porto Rico Tarn * In S10O.OOO
In Collection * .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. Assistant
Secretary Vandcrlip. who is expected
io arrive in Washington from Porto
Rico next Monday , has made a pre
liminary and informal report to Secre
tary Gage of his observations in that
Under date of the 27th ultimo , he reports
ports that the military authorities are
jetting along fairly well with customs
: ollcctions. Everything received has
seen deposited with De Fcrd & Co. , .
luancial agents of the government ,
ind the amount now on deposit aggre
gates nioro than ? 100COO. Spanish
justom officials have been put to work
it the various ports , and this system
vorks satisfactorily. The men , he ;
.vrites , are honest , and it is thought by
prominent military officials that the
roverumcnt is getting everything it
A Victory for COT.
L T. , Dec. 12. The
Jlicrokee senate voted , 12 to G , in favor
f awarding to Wiley O. Cox of Kansas
2ity the contract to collect over § V
KX,000 alleged to bs due the Cherokees
'rom the United States.
ThoronghbradH ut S23 Each.
LEXINGTON , Ky. , Dec. 12. Gens R
* eigh , turfman and breeder , returned
yesterday from St. Louis , where ho
old 100 poorly bred thoroughbred
narcs purchased by the Breeders' Pro-
.cctive association at the recent cattle !
iales here. They brought an average
f § 22 , having cost 52:5.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Dec. 12. Sarah
5toko Theme , widow of Charles K.
Chorne , Sr. , who died five years ago ,
md who , like him , was well known on )
he stage , is dead at the age of 75
THE TALE : OF A HARDTACK ,
How It Bronsbt Joy and Grief to Pretty
Louisa Kugan , of Sedalla.
SEDAMA , Mo. , Dec. 9. It was an
army hardtack that brought a season
'of happiness and then , sorrow to
pretty Lonisa Kugan , of Sedalia.
Kobert J. Brown , Miss Eugan *
affianced husband , who deserted
his bride at the altar on Monday
night , has quite an interesting history.
When the war broke out with Spain ,
Brown was making an enviable record
as an insurance agent in San Fran
cisco , but he was anxious for a brush
with the Dons and joined the regular
army. When his regiment passed
through Sedalia last May , hundreds of
pretty maidens were at the depot to
wave tiny flags and cheer the boys in
blue. Brown saw Miss Eugan and
handed a hardtack upon which was
written his name , number of his com
pany and regiment , with the request ,
"write to me. " A correspondence com
menced and resulted in an engage
ment. Brown was among the sol
diers who faced shot and shell at
San Juan hill , where he was
wounded while charging the Span
ish trenches. When he recovered
from his wounds he was honor
ably discharged for physical disa
bility and then came direct to Se
dalia , making his home at the Eugan
residence. While in the army he be
came a slave to drink. He succeeded
in hiding his failing from his bride to
be , but it led him into using his em
ployer's money. Knowing that his
shortage with the insurance company
was liable to be discovered at any mo
ment , he fled the city at the hour hia
bride expected to be married to him. *
HE CALLS CORBETPS BLUFF ,
Sharkey Says He Will Box Pompadour
Jim In Any Old Way.
NEW YOHK , Dec , 9. Tom Sharkey
last night issued the following letter : : < i
"I will cover Mr. Corbett's -forfeit ,
although I think it very foolish to
meet in private for 55,000 a side , when
we can get so much more money by
boxing in public ; but if Mr. Corbett
will find the place to box in with ten
men on a side and guarantee me pro
tection from arrest , I will box him any
old way. I will give the 55,000 to the
poor of New York , or , what's better ,
seeing Mr. Corbett has mentioned
charity as an excuse for a return
match , I will box him in public , where
there is no chance for arrest , as itwill
be according ts the Horton law , and
will agree to give the whola or any
amount agreeable to him to the poor , '
the same to be under the provision of
a committee from the press of this
Scientists Badly Burned.
COLUMBUS , Ohio , Dec. 9. While Dr.
L. E. Custer of Dayton was experi
menting with an oxyhydrogen blow
pipe before that "State Dental Society
at the Great Southern hotel , an explo
sion of the gases occurred. The windows
dews were blown out and Dr. Custer
and his assistant in the demonstration.
Dr. J. B. Brauuian of Cohunbus , were
badly burned by the flames. The in
jured men were given medical atten
tion at once.
More rillplno Agents Comln/x.
HOXQ KONG , Dec. 9. General XJie-
wcciaos and Dr. Lcsdajluna , represen
tatives of the Filipino junta , started
to-day for Washington under instruc
tions "to endeavor to remove misap
prehensions and suspicions and culti
vate the friendliest relations with the
American government and people. "
To Contest Sadler's Election.
CARSON , Nev. , Dec. 9. William Mc
Millan , the defeated Republican nom
inee for governor , will contest the
election of Reinhold Sadler , fusionist , "
on the ground that the apparent ma
jority credited to Sadler is based upon
a , sufficient number of illegal votes to
change the result of the election.
Colonel Little' * Battalion In Manila.
MANILA , Dee. 9. The United States
transport Newport , bearing General
Miller and staff and the First battal
ion , Twentieth Kansas regiment , un-
fler Lieutenant Colonel Little , with
the Wyoming light battery , which left
San Francisco November 8 , arrived
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE
3maha , Chicago and Keir York Market
Jutter Creamery separator. . . 21
Suitor Choice fancy country. 14 16
EgRs > Frcsb. per do/ ; 19
Unickciis ( Iroshed per pound. . 0s OK
Curkuys , live s CJi
JcebO , live 5 6
'ralrle ChlcUeus 459 a 5 00
'Igeons live , per iloz 50 a CO
Lemons-1'er box 375 u-150
Granges Per box 3 75 a 4 CO
nuiucrrles Jorsoysper bbl. . . . 550 U 800
Vpplcs Per birrcf S75 u 4 00
rloney Choice , per pound 14 a 15
Unions Per bushel : n 40
Jeans Ilondptcked navy 125 al 50
fotutoes Per bu&bel. JJCTV u5 a . 40
flay Upland per ton 500 U 5 50
Jogs Choice light 3 r a 3 >
HORS Heavy weights 33J a 3 >
ieef steers a 5 10
lulls 253 u. 3 XO
355 a 5 00
3alvei < 4fO u 7 00
iVestern feeders 275 a 3 00
? OTVS 385 U325
Teifers 375 a 5 10
itcckcrs raid feeders. 3 ti > a 4 05
hcep Lambs 375 a 4 00
iheep Western 4 00 a 4 05
Vheat No. 2 spring
Jorn Per busbel
) ats Per bushel
Jarlov No , 2
lye No. 2
Jimotby seed , per bu
jard Per 100 pounds
Jattle Western Ilansors
'attic Native beef steers
uecp Western Ranjrers
NEW YOBK MAUKET.
Vhca No.2 , red winter
Jorn No. 2
) ats No. 2
Vlicat No. 2spring
torn-No.2..I. . . . .
Ihoop Muttons. . ,
Jaule-Stockcrs and fce < 3ors.
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