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Report That Oolesberg Was Taken Prom
the Boors Was Premature ,
TRANSVAAL FORCES STILL THERE.
Hrltlsh Occupied It Briefly , bat Were
Immediately Driven Out and Heavily
Annulled French Cannot Again Advance -
vance Upon Town Until Ho Obtains
Reinforcement ) .
NEW YORK , Jan. 4. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says : An
unexpected development of the situa
tion has occurred at Coleaberg. Late
advices are that the Boers returned
with reinforcements during the night
and occupied the position from which
they were driven by General French on
There is a deepening sense of anx
iety respecting Ladysmith , "whence
most disheartening reports of the prev
alence of sickness are received. Gen
eral White reported a list of nearly
twenty deaths yesterday from onterlc
fever and dysentery and seventy-one
serious cases in the hospital. Dr. Jam
eson has all the work he can do in that
fever nest. It is evident that the garrison
risen cannot hold out long and that
Sir Redvers Buller will not allow many
days to pass before striking a blow.
Transports with fresh battalions and
batteries arrived at Durban yesterday
and within forty-eight hours Sir Red
vers ought to be in readiness for a su
LONDON , Jan. 4. The latest advices
from the Colesborg district tend to
modify the estimate of General
French's success. The predicted occu
pation of Colesberg had not been ac
complished last evening , while the
Boers' guns , announced to have been
silenced , were still active. The war
office this afternoon issued a dispatch
received from General French under
yesterday's date , saying his position
was the same as on the previous day ,
that with small reinforcements he
could dislodge the Boers from Coles-
berg and in the meantime he continued
LONDON , Jan. 4. There is a com
plete absence of anything new from
the seat of war. The report of the
Boer attack on Molteno is not yet con
firmed. Apparently General French
holds nothing within five miles of
Colesberg Junction. His request for
reinforcements dispels any present
hope that he will te able to seize one
of the crossings of the Orange river.
It is probable that when Lord Roberts
arrives General French will be or
dered to quit his unsupported position
and to concentrate his command at De
Aar or Orange river. As the Daily Tel
egraph says , General French seems to
Tae in the position of a man having "a
tiger cat in a trap and unable to kill it
for want of a stick. " A despatch from
Dover farm announces th'it Lieutenant
Colnel Pilcher has reached .there safe
ly from Douglass.
Since Commandant General Joubert's
return to the front the cannonade of
Ladysmith by the Boers has been much
livelier. Between December 18 and
December 19 four shells killed one of
ficer and thirteen men and wounded
thirteen officers and eleven men.
The war office acknowledges the in
efficiency of the regular artillery by
authorizing the equipment of the new
battery attached to the London vol
unteer corps with Vickers and Max
ims , some of which tha Boers use ,
and by ordering 100 of these 12-
pounder quick-firers built immediately.
The officers and men of the new battery -
' tery will be supplied from the Honor-
ablye artillery company.
CARNEGIE ON IMfEaiALISM.
Has Not Promised to Give 85O.OOO to
NEW YORK , Jan. 4. Andrew Car
negie was interviewed by a World re
porter concerning the report that hj
had promised to subscribe $50,000 t/ >
the republican national campaign
"There's not a word of truth in tue
report ; " he said. "I will not give a dollar
lar to help the republicans if their plat
form is not sound if it is not Ameri
can. Not a cent for imperialism net
a cent to renegade Americanism.
"My position on those questions has
been made clear. My mind is open ,
but my purse is closed. If the republi
can party is true to the principles
that have made this country greai ,
then I would subscribe. But not if tha
platform commits the party to a policy
to which I stand unalterably and un
compromisingly opposed. ,
"I am in favor of securing all tin
West Indies islands , if we can do so , "
he continued. "I believe they will
make desirable and proper acquisitions
to our territory. That sort of expan
sion is on the right line. But mind
you , it should not go beyond territory
on this continent. We havfe no busi
ness either in morals or politics to
take and keep the Philippines. "
"Do you mean we > jould annex Cu
ba , " was asked.
"No. We pledged as to the aotion
we are to take there. We have givei :
our word that Cuba shall be free. If
the people show a disposition for an
nexation , then that raises another
"The annexation of Cuba , woulu ,
however , in my opinion , kill the re
publican party. Its free iron , free cof
fee and free sugar , the competition of
its cheap labor with our labor would
strike a blow at a vital republican
"Suppose the democratic party de
clares against expansion and the re
publicans for it , would you contrib
ute to the democratic fund ? "
"I would consider it. My mind 13 j
open , but my purse is closed , as I
"I want to see the republican part -
range itself on the side of true Ameii-
canism no renegade Americanism for
me no running off after the will o
the wisp territorial aggrandizement I *
'nvolves dangers on every hand. If V3
shut the door in the Philippines we
arouse Europe. If we open it we dc-
stroy the very thing that imperialists
ive as their reason for taking the
Philippines commercial expansion.
AS TO THE MILITARY.
Chairman Hull of the House Committee
Preparing n 1)111.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 3. Chairman
Hull of the house committee on mili
tary affairs says some measure of a
general character relating to the or
ganization of the army probably will
be presented at this sessioa of con
gress. Mr. Hull had conferred with
war department officials prior to the
understanding as to what was needed
in military legislation.
He says the present law will do as
a temporary measure , but as it specifi
cally provides that the present organi
zation of the ary shall cease July 1 ,
1900 , it is imperative that this con
gress do something in the way of
army organization. He holds the view ,
however , that conditions are too unset
tled in the Philippines and elsewhere
to say definitely as to the number
of troops needed In a permanent organ
ization , but is confident that there
never will be a reduction of the regu
lar army back of 28,000. There are
several features of army organization
which Mr. Hull believes will be em
bodied in such legislation. These in
clude the three-battalion formation
which was a marked departure inaugu
rated by the last act , and has given
general satisfaction. Another feature
is that allowing to "expand from with
in" by increasing the numerical
strength of the companies instead of
constituting new regiments. Mr. Hull
says this has proved most beneficial ,
as it gives a more elastic organiza
tion , capable of expansion in time of
need without additional officers and an
entire new organization.
The staff organization of the army
is likely to receive attention Secretary
Root favors a change in the present
system with a view to having a "detail
staff ; " that is , staff bureaus recruited
largely from the line of the army. This
would be a marked departure , as the
present staff bureaus are almost en
tirely permanent. Among miiitaiy ex
perts there is said to be considerable
difference of opinion on this point , as
the German , French and other conti
nental military systems have perma
nent staff organizations. Great Britain
is the only great power having a staff
DENIES BRYAN AWED HIM.
Secured the Togo Without His Assist
ance For Bryan for President.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 3. Senator Al
len of Nebraska , in an interview to
night , authorized an absolute denial
of reports that he would be the candi
date for the presidency of the fusion
forces. He said :
"I would not accept the nomination
if it were unanimously tendered me.
Mr. Bryan undoubtedly will be the
candidate of the democratic , populist
and free silver parties for the presi
dency. Nebraska will give him a unit
ed , active delegation to all three of
the conventions. "
Senator Allen declared emphatical
ly that so far as he knew Mr. Bryan
had not aided him in his candidacy
for the senate , saying :
"I did not ask Mr. Bryan directly
or indirectly to aid me in securing
my appointment to the senate , nor
did he aid me to my knowledge. I
did not see or communicate with the
governor respecting the matter until
he sent for me. Mr. Bryan knew noth
ing of my appointment until it had
been determined upon by the gover
nor. The relations between Mr. Bryan ,
Mr. Hitchcock ( who was a candidate
for senator when Mr. Allen was ap
pointed ) and myself are of the most
harmonious character and will con
tinue so. "
L4WTON PIMP' IS A SUCCESS.
Total Subscriptions Received Are Over
WASHINGTON , Jan. S. General
Corbin , chairman of the Lawton relief
committee , announces that the sub
scriptions to the Lawton fund receiv
ed up to noon today amount to $39-
263.35 , which does not incude all the
subscriptions made to the independent
agents in various outside cities. Gen
eral Corbin also announces that the
amount subscribed already exceeds the
amount hoped for when the movement
was originated and is amply sufficient
for the Lawton homestead at Redlands ,
Cal. , and to provide for the education
of the children.
Owing to the gratifying success of
the movement it has been decided to
close the subscription lists January 5.
No Mention of Secret Treaty.
LISBON , Jan. 3. The Cortes were
opened today. The message from the
throne declared that the cordiality ot
Portugal's relations with the other
powers was shown by the presence in
the Tagus of fleets of France , Germany
and Great Britain. The government It
continued , has caused itself to be rep
resented at the Brussels and The
Hague conferences , the former to
check the abuses of alcoholism in
South Africa and the latter to reduce
the frequency and to minimmize the
horrors of war , and it was hoped that
both humanitarian objects would be
Thanks to Americans.
DUBLIN , Jan. 3. At a meeting of
the Parnell memorial committee in
this city today Danial Tallon , lord
mayor of Dublin , presiding , John E.
Redmond announced the result ot the
recent tour of the lord mayor and
himself in the United States in the
interest of the fund. The committee
adopted a resolution thanking the people
ple of the United States for their gen
erosity ; with particular reference to
Tammany hall's donation of 3,000.
IJrltish Officers Wounded
PRETORIA , Jan. 3. Threee British
prisoners , who were taken : -t Malagro ,
say that Captain Gordon Chesney Wil
son , husband of Lady Sarah Wilson ,
and five other officers whose names
they refuse to give were wounded in
a recent sortie from uafeking.
Record of Wheat Receipts.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , Jan. 3. Min
neapolis received 87,961,630 bushels ot
wheat in 1899. This is 8,300,000 bush
els more than was ever received here
n the calendar year , but 4buo 000 less
than was received in the last crop year
ending August 31.
I TIMES IS
Increased Land Sales by Union Pacific
HOW DIVIDED AMONG THE STATES
The Outlook Highly Kticouraglng for
Cattle Growers and Grazers Advertis
ing of the Iand < Extensively Tashcd
Various Nebraska. Matters in All Sec
tions of the State.
OMAHA , Jan. 4. Nearly nine times
as much land was sold during the last
year by the Union Pacific land de
partment as during the year before.
The figures , with the last few days
of December estimated , show a total of
906,00 acres , divided among the states
in thismanner : Utah , 297,000 ; Wyom
ing , 285,000 ; Colorado , 157,000 ; Ne
braska , 100,000 , and Kansas , 67,000.
This was about one-eighth of the total
land holdings of the Union Pacific at
the beginning of 1899. During 1893
tht total sales were 106,000 acres.
Principal of the sales were grazing
lands. The situation has grown in
Western Nebraska , Wyoming and
Utah that a successful ranchman must
own or have a definite title to his
grazing lands. In Wyoming especial
ly did this condition prevail , for there
were constant conflicts between the
sheep and cattle men till lesalized
boundaries have come to define a line
of separation between them. The most
rancorous of the fighters on either side
have celebrated peace jubilees by big
purchases of grazing lands , over which
the best man held sway heretofore.
In addition , the laud department has
offered better terms than in previous
years , and has pushed advertising
more extensively , especially through
two publications , one on grazing lands
and the other on agricultural lands.
Pool of Elevator 5
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 4. The farm
ers and shippers .of the vicinity of
Firth , in the southern part of Lancas
ter county , complained to the secretar
ies of the state board of transporta
tion that a pool existed between the
two elevator men doing business at
that place , and that in consequence
low prices were being paid to the det
riment of the petitioners. They prayeu
tfce board to take such action to put
a stop to the pooling as lay in its
power. It was driving much business
they set forth , to neighboring points
on competing lines.
"We have no power in such matters
p.s these , " said Secretary Laws , "but
we were going to exert our moral in
fluence by bringing the matter before
the railroad , showing it that it was
losing business on account of the al
leged combine. We are informed by
our Firth petitioners that one of tue
elevator men complained of has sold
out to a third party. They want their
petition returned , their names sup
pressed , and the whole matter Kept
out of the papers. Particularly do they
desire us to do nothing. And there
you are. "
Capital City Notes.
Judge-elect Holcomb will take his
seat on the supreme court bench next
Thursday , January 4.
It is rumored at the state house that
J. G. P. Hildebrand , one of the clerks
ot ! the insurance commissioner , will
be given a position in the auditor's
The board of commissioners of Lan
caster county and the banks of Lin
coln have combined against each other
so that hereafter the county funds
must be deposited in the country
The executive committee of the State
Board of Charities a volunteer or
ganization met here and arranged for
a state convention of people' interest
ed in charitable work , to be held Feb
The case of the City of Lincoln
against the Lincoln Traction company
the $100,000 tax case was continued
until the February term and Dr. . Far-
nam was granted permission to file a
brief in the suit.
Hayward's Vlll Is Filed.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb. , Jan 4.
Ihe will of the late Senator M. L.
Hayward was offered for probate yes
terday. It bears date of March 11 ,
1S87 and was witnessed by R. S. Hall
of Omaha and H. Metcalf. The docu
ment is very brief , occupying only a
half sheet of legal cap paper , and di
rects that after his debts are paid , his
property shall be divided equally
among his widow and three children ,
the. widow to take her share in lieu
of dower. Mrs. Hayward is made ex
ecutrix without bond and is granted
absolute power to dispose of the prop
erty as she deems best. The estate is
valued at about $125,000 , and consists
largely of farming lands in eastern
Nebraska and Kansas.
Dollar of 1709 in an Argument.
SIDNEY , Neb. , Jan. 4. William F.
Moore of this city has in his posses
sion a silver dollar coined in 1799 by
the United States government. Dur
ing a heated argument on the twen
tieth century question Moore present
ed this coin for consideration and an
other argument was started as to
whether the coin was 100 or 101 years
old. ' Moore received the coin from his
father several years ago.
Home Seekers * ICscnrsIon.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 4. Western
railroads have agreed upon a series
of homeseekers excursions during the
months of January , February , March
and April. The dates announced are
January 2 and 16 , February 6 and 20 ,
March G and 20 , and April 3 and 17.
The roads have announced a rate of
one fare for the round trip , plus $2.
and will be good for fifteen days.
Tickets will be sold to points in
Indian Territory , Arizona , Arkansas ,
Colorado , Nebraska , Idaho , Iowa ,
Kansas , Louisiana , Michigan , Minnesota
seta , Missouri. Montana , New Mexico ,
CONES MADE JUDGE TWICE.
Governor Poynter Given Him a Second
Commission to tliu Dcncb.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 6 For the second
end time within less than a month
Governor Poynter has appointed Doug
las Cones judge in the Ninth judicial
district. The .governor had an idea
that one commission would be suffi
cient , but legal rninds differed , and
news came that the attorneys of the
Ninth district were refusing to con
tinue their hearings before Judge
Cones unless he be a second time com
The trouble was that Judge Cones
was commissioned by the governor to
fill the vaclncy caused by the resigna
tion of W. V. Allen , whom he had pre
viously appointed and who resigned be-
c.cuse appointed United States senator.
The term which Judge Allen resigned
expired today , and the governor was
informed that the members of the bar
of that district held that Judge Cones'
commission expired with the term
which Allen resigned. Allen , they con
tended , could resign but the one term.
He could not make the one resigna
tion include the new term for which
he had not qualified. Consequently
tbey argued that any orders or deci
sions or acts of Judge Cones hereafter
would be illegal and of no binding
force , unless he be again appointed ,
this time to fill the vacancy caused by
Senator Allen's failure to qualify after
Governor Poynter accordingly issued
the second commission that every one
concerned might be made happy , al
though he was somewhate inclined to
question the necessity.
Soldiers on Trial for Murder.
PAPILLION , Neb. , Jan. 6. Corporal
Fair and Private Jockens of the Tenth
infantry , arrested on instructions of
the governor , charged with murder in
the shooting of Private Morgan , a de
serter , had their preliminary hearing
here. United States Attorney Somers
appeared for the defense and Attorney
General Smythe and County Attorney
Hassett for the state. The evidence
showed that the defendants had re
peated the prder to halt four times be
fore they fired the shots which proved
fatal. The testimony also showed
that previous to Morgan's escape from
the guard at Fort orook he had de
serted from the Tenth infantry and
been captured , and that in making his
escape he had assaulted the guard and
knocked him senseless. The county
judge held the men under $1,000 bonds
to appear for trial.
High School Iaw Is Uphoid.
AUBURN , Neb. , Jan. G. Judge Stull
has made a ruling in the case involv
ing the constitutionality of the free at
tendance high school law , holding that
the law is good. The action was taken
on a demurrer filed to the appeal from
the decision of the county commission
ers of Nemaha county , who rejected a
claim for tuition made by the Auburn
The case was argued January 2 by
M S. Mclninch of Auburn on the part
of the school district and County At
torney Ferneau for the county. The
court ruled that the law provided for
a tax that was equal and uniform
throughout the district to be taxed and
within the constitutional provisions
> 'cw Industry for Ashton.
ASHTON , Neb. , Jan. G. A large
combined separator station and cheese
factory built by a local company and
leased to the Beatrice Creamery com
pany was opened here under the most
favorable circumstances. The fore
noon was spent in looking over the
factory and , inspecting the machinery.
At noon a free lunch was served at the
opera house of hot biscuit , creamery
butter , Greeley county cheese and cof
fee. In the afternoon there was a pro
gram of exercises in the hall , consist
ing of music and addressess by G. H.
Prime of Kansas City and W. W. Mar-
pie of Lincoln. There was a large at
tendance and a good supply of milk.
The people were all highly pleased an !
enthusiastic over the prospects.
Mr. Holcomb on the Bencli.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. G. The inaug
uration of Silas A. Holcomb as junior
member of the supreme court was wit
nessed by only half a dozen persons.
He took the oath of office the previous
night and next morning walked into
the court room with the other judges
and took a seat on the right of Chief
Justice Norval. There was no cere
mony of any kind. E-Chief Justice
Harrison was present and bid to every
Elkhoru Valley Medical Association.
NORFOLK , Neb. , Jan. G. The Elkhorn -
horn Valley Medical association held
its fourth annual meeting in the par
lors of the Oxnard. There was a large
attendance , and many interesting pa
pers were presented and discussed. Of
ficers elected were : Drs. Edward Tan
ner of Battle Creek , president ; A. E.
Scofield , Tilden , first vice president ;
Frank G. Salter , Norfolk , secretary ,
and W. H. H. Hagey , treasurer.
Golden Weddiup Celebration.
ST. PAUL , Neb. , Jan. G. The golden
wedding of Thomas G. Bartlett and
wife , Almira R. Bartlett , occurred at
their spacious residence in this city.
A large number of relatives , neighbors
and early settlers were in attendance.
Mr. Bartlett and wife are Doth be
tween 70 and 71 years of age and still
enjoying good health. Among the
presents were a good table set , golden
tray and a gold-headed umbrella.
Say the Road Refuses Cars.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. G. P. F. Sandmen - -
mon of Harbine , Neb. , submits a com
plaint to the state board of transpor
tation that the Chicago , Rock Island
& Pacific railroad at that point has I ]
refused to furnish cars for the ship- - ,
nrent of grain. The complaint is ac- J
roinpanied by a numerously signed petition - (
tition from farmers and shippers ask
ing the board to secure them the nec
The road has been given notice of
the complaint , and a hearing set for
January 15 , in the office of the serre-
taries of the board.
The Teachers of Nebraska Qe * Through
With Their Deliberations.
DEFENDS FREE HIGH SCHOOL LAW
The State Ansoclatlon Appropriates
SXonoy for the Suiac Schools of the
State Called Upoa to Co-opornto
Other Matters In Nebraska of General
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jon. 1. The thir
ty-fourth annual convention of the
Nebraska State Teachers' association
was brought to a cloae here with a
At the general session in the morn
ing John Latenser of Omaha spoke on
school architecture , David R. Major
of the State university spoke on psy
chology of education and discussions
were led by W. K. Fowler of Blair
and A. H. Waterhouse of Omaha.
The following resolution touching
upon the free high school attendance
law was adopted by the association :
"Whereas , The free high school at
tendance lav/ has been declared uncon
stitutional by a district judge in Lan
caster county , and
"Whereas , We consider this law one
of the most beneficial along education
al lines that has been enacted in our
state in recent years ; therefore , be it
"Resolved , That the educational
council of Nebraska hereby recom
mend that the State Teachers' asso
ciation appropriate $100 , or so much
thereof as may be needed , to procure
competent co-counsel to defend said
law before the supreme court ; and ,
"Resolved , That we recommend that
all high school districts interested in
sustaining this lav/ assist in a vigor
ous defense of its validity before said
court ; and further , be it
"Resolved , That the high school dis
tricts co-operate in requesting the
honorable court to advance the case
on the calendar to an immediate hear
The speech delivered by Murat Hal-
stcd on "Dewey , Manila and the Phil
ippines" was the most interesting fea
ture of the teachers' convention. He
spoke from a nonpartisan standpoint
and from his own observation and in
vestigations. While in Manila , Mr.
Halsted interviewed Aguinaldo and he
repeated word for word the conversa
tion that took place between them.
In the course of the address , he treat
ed of the evolution of Aguinaldo from
beggar to tyrant , and showed his real
character to be false and malicious.
He told of the circumstances that gave
him power and notoriety , and espec
ially his treason and quarrel with the
"Aguinaldo's principal distinction
was that he had started a superstition
about himself that he had a charm to
divert bullets and the ceremony by
which he was recognized was that his
followers would not permit him to
approach a field of battle , " he said.
"After accepting , with other rebel
leaders , a bribe of $1,000,000,000. and
consenting to a public deportation to
China , he begged his way back from
exile under the American flag , and iu
three weeks was a hostile. "
State Brand Commission.
LINCOLN , Neb. , JMI. 1. S. P. Del-
atour of Lewellen and .1. H. Quigley
of Valentine , members of the State
Brand and Marks commission , arrived
in the city and began the work of
checking over the 1,700 applicants for
brands. M. J. Blewett of Harrison ,
the third member of the commission ,
will come to Lincoln soon after the
first of the year. It will probably
take the three commissioners about a
month to go over all of the applica
tions.Many requests have been re
ceived for the use of a single "brand
and in all such cases all but one of
them will be rejected. In case of
duplication the application first re
ceived will be granted. The commis
sioners are each allowed by law a fee
of $5 per day for their services , which
must be taken from the money re
ceived with the application for brands.
Capital City Xoceg.
All the newly elected judges of the
district court of Douglas county have
filed their oath of office with the sec
retary of state.
Lyman H. Fitch , a populist of
Stockville , has been appointed county
treasurer examiner by Auditor Cornell
to take th place of J. M. Gilchrist , who
has been transferred to an inside
The State Board of Transportation
appointed Patrick Ford of Omaha to
the position of state weighmaster , to
take the place of C. F. Zeller , promoted
meted to grain inspector.
The Burlington Railroad company
last week compromised by the pay
ment of | 8,000 the three suits insti
tuted to recover damages for the death
of James B. Doyle , Luke Boyce and
Elmer E. Graham , killed in a wreck
at West Lincoln last winter.
Xebraskan Strikes It Rich.
WILCOX , Neb. , Jan. 1. C. Shetler ,
who formerly lived in Wilcox , has be
come the owner of several fine marble
quarries at Sheridan , Wyo. It is said
by those supposed to know that the
quality of the marbie in Mr. Shetler's
quarries is the finest in the United
States and he has recently refused an
offer of $50,000 for an interest in them.
Postmaster D. . Shetler , a son , also
owns a valuable claim.
Violation of Kallroad Order.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 1. Secretary
G. L. Laws of the State Board of
Transportation furnished the attorney
general with evidence of the violation
by the railroads of the order made in
1S97 , prohibiting the 100-pound rate
on live stock shipments and restoring
carload rates. Attorney General
Smyth announced that he would ex
amine the evidence and if satisfactory
would commence proceedings against
the railroads to recover the fines pro
vided by the law for the violation of
the order , which must not be less than
$500 nor more than $5,000 for each
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE.
Oa > ha , ChlcRzo and New York Marked
SOUTH OMAHA LIVE STOCIC.
SOUTH OMAHA. Jan. S.-CATTLE--
COWH anil helfern declined connldorably
during the last few day .and tor the paxt
week It IH wafo to ( juoto the market lGf0
25e lower. Kvon Rood heifers Hold lower ,
but as u matter of course thu docllno
WUH the hcavIeHt on trio ICHH dcalrahlo
stuff. Gunners huvo declined 25T 40c on
account of a change in the manner of
selling. Beef ulcers. J .25tr5. < 0 : rows. J1.50
( S4.15 ; heifers. J2.WKrf4.20 ; bulls. |
calves. Jl.30tT7.00 : atockerH and
J3.004i5.00 : cows and heifers.
atee r and heifers. JJ.10ft5.03 ; Toxa.s steers.
HOGS HORH sold law.'y at Jl.33ft4.40.
us aKtiin.it J4.2.V&4.07Va Sararday. On ac"-
count of the tlrst sales not securing the
full force of thu advaiico. the range of
prices wan wider than usual of lute. Thu
market closed strong at the advance.
Some good butcher weights sold us high
as $4.45 , an against $4.37 % . the top yester
SHKEP Quotations : CJood to cholco
fed yearlhiKS. Jl.50ft4.90 ; Rood to choice
wethers. J1.40ifl.C5 ; iood to choice fed
ewes. $4.00f5iM.25 ; fair to good fed ewes ,
J3.504/X90 ; good to choice native lambs.
J3.&Ot5o.SO ; good to choice fed western
lambs , $5. OS75.73 : fair to good fed western
lambs. J5.UO'u7 .40 : feeder wothora. $ i.ltf $
3.90 ; feeder yearllngH , SMWiif-I.K : good to
choice feeder lambs. Jl.'r/yM.iX ) : fair to
good feeding lambs , J 1.00 4. 23 ; feeder
ewes. ? ! 23 < g3.00.
CHICAGO J-IVK STOCIC MAUIvET.
CHICAGO. Jan. 8. CATTI-E-Good to
choice steers strong : Inferior weak ; Texas
top , $5.1)0. ) steady ; butchers' stock easier.
canners slow ; stockers and feeders steady
to weak ; good to choice. tr .331j6.GO ; poor
to medium. $ l.20'rf5.0 ! : mixed stokers.
j.00i7n.73 : ; selected feeders. JI.20W4.W.
HOGS Generally Co bailer ; top , | I.G2 * .
fair clearance : mixed and butchers' . J1.2D
< tH.r 2'A : good to choice heavy. St.-IOVH.o .
rough heavy. 5I.20&I.33 ; light. J1.20fj I.42& ;
bulk of sales , JI. . " > 7'fi4.ir. .
SHEEP Steady : lambs strong ; top
western lambs. $ tj.2T ; native wethers , $1.10
( T(5.03 : latnbs. $ I. oOfi ( ? . : western wethers.
J1.23S1.73 ; western lambs. J > .301j 6.23.
KANSAS CITV MVI3 STOCK.
KANSAS CITY" . Jan.8. . CATTLE Na
tive choice steers strong ; Inferior grades
of butchers' cowrt and r.toekers and K-ed-
ers steady to shade lower ; heavy natlvu
steers. jri.OOfifi.OO ; lights. ? l.fOJif..30 ; stock
ers and feeders. $3.L .Vi5.23 ; butchers' rows
and heifers , W.\Mh > .W ; canners. ? 2.0' : MO.
fed westerns , $ " .k.f/ 1.7. > ; western feeders ,
$3.23 Jil.20 ; Texans. $ : } .U04j4.-Si ) .
HOGS Market active ; ruled about So
higher ; heavy and mixed. 9I.33& 1. lf > ; llffht ,
| l.Mf/4.-10 ; pigs. $ J.KKn4.2.V (
SHEEP Good gem-nil demand at strong
to 13c higher prices ; Iambs. $ . " > .U < ) ' ( } fj.5.
muttons. $ :5.SO/f/4.rX : ) ; stockers and feeders ,
$3.002 1.80 ; culls , $2.uo.o ; : < . ' .
NEW YOU 1C PltODUCE.
NEW YORK. Jan. 8. WIIAKT Spot
steady ; No. 2 red. 73c f. o. b. afloat.
prompt : No. 1 northern , Duluth. 79'4.c f.
o. b. atloat. prompt ; No. 1 hard. Uuluth.
81c f. o. b. afloat , prompt ; No. 2 red.
73c , elevator.
CORN Spot easy ; No. 2. 40c f. o. b.
afloat and 33ic elevator. Options opened
easy and further declined with wheat and
on talk of larger receipts resulting from
favorable weather west.
OATS Spot flrm ; No. 2. 29 < Ac ; No. ) .
2Sc : No. 2 white. Hfcc ; No. : t while. 3Ie ;
track mixed. 20fr30 , s.e ; track white. 31
33e. Options < iuret.
CHICAGO PRODUCE MAUICKT.
CHICAGO , Jan. 8. WHEAT No. 2 red.
COiiN No. 2. Hie : No. 2 yellow. 3Ki3Hi ' .
OATS-NO. 2. 22 % < ? > : : < . : NO. 2 white.
2u&c : No. 3 white. 2 ! " > 4' < i23Uc.
KYIS No. 2. 50fj.V5y-c.
II u BARLEY No. 2. : KfJ4Hc.
SEEDS No. 1 llaxseed. $ IAW/ . ; north
west. $1.49& Prime timothy seed , J2.I53.
Clover , contract grade. SS.10.
PROVISIONS Mess pork , per bbl. . J3.CU
( filO.iiO ; lard , per 100 Ibs. . $3.C7 / : . .S2 i.
short ribs , sides ( loose ) . $3.fjOj..yj ; dry
halted shoulders ( boxed ) . $3.,0/5.73 ; abort
clear sides ( boxed ) , J3.89fj3.S3.
VOTES WITH DEEDS TO LANDS
Legislators' IlalloM I'art of thu Consider
ation In Clurk's 1'roporty Purchases.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8 Henry C.
Stiff , speaker of the Montana house
of representatives , was rhe first wit
ness in the Clark case before the sen
ate committee on privileges and elec
tions Saturday. Representatives
Campbell of Montana questioned Mr.
Stiff and his questions were directed
toward showing that the embarrassed
financial condition of State Represen
tative McLaughlin had been taken ad
vantage of by Senator Clark to approach
preach him to secure his vote and also
that Mr. Stiff's own vote and had been
improperly solicited. Mr Stiff stated
that he knew Mr. McLau&hlin was in
distressed financial circumstances
prior to the meeting of th ? legislature.
He also stated that he had himself
been approached by W. M. Bickford , as
a representative of Mr. C'ark , and his
support for the latter solicited.
The questions bringing out this in
formation were all objected to by
the defense , who insisted that Mr.
Clark must be directly connected with
all transactions with which it was
sought to connect his name. The re
ply was that his connection would be
shown over Mr. Clark's -ignature.
SHOOT AMEJRICAN PRISONERS.
Filipinos Guilty of Great Outrage Two
of the Men Will Recover.
MANILA , Jan. 8. Ad-ices from
Magalang , province of Pampanga , re
port that Captain Conhauser , with
three companies of the Twenty-fifth
regiment , captured the insurgent
stronghold Commanche , on Mount
Arayet , yesterday. Three Americans
v/ere wounded , but the enemy's loss
is not known. Three members of the
Ninth and two of the Twelfth regi
ment whom the insurgents held as
prisoners , were chat ar.d horribly
mutilated. Three of them are dead
and the other two are recovering.
Release a Germuii Steamer.
BERLIN , Jan. 8. A dispatch re
ceived here from Aden- , the British
fortified port at the southern entrance
of the Red sea , says the authorities of
that place have renounced all further
search of the imperial German mail
steamer General , detained there un
der suspicion of having contraband of
war on board. The dispaff-h adds that
the steamer will resume its voyage in
a few days.
Judge Resorts to a Trick.
FRANKFORT , Ky. , Jan. 8. Jddge
Cantrill today entered an order grant
ing the injunction prayed for by Elec
tion Commissioners Ponitz and Ful
ton restraining Mackoy and Coehran.
Governor Taylor's appointees , from
qualifying and acting , 'ihe court aft
er granting the injunction entered an
order setting it aside and giving the
right to appeal , stating it thought the
case was of such importance it-should
be passed on by the court of last re
sort. This gives the democratic com
missioners the selection of the judge
before whom the case ffnall be heard
in the court of appeals.
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