Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, September 05, 1901, Image 6

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    A Colombian Official of High Bank Telia
of Eccent Victories ,
Tlio Governmeat , Although Insulted and
Wronged , Keeps Peace With Venezuela
Can Ropel Any Foreign Invasions At
NEW YORK , Aug. 31. The Associa
ted Press has received the following
dispatch dated Bogota , August 24
from a Colombian official of high
rank :
' General Pedro D. Ospino , acting
minister of war , who has prepared an
excellent and extensive plan of cam
paign , confirms the reports that with
in the last fifteen days he has .destroy
ed nearly all of tho Colombian guer
. -The government Colombia has
maintained strict neutrality regardin
Ecuador and Venezuela , notwith
standing the fact that the governments
of the said countries have upheld and
effectively aided the rebels of Colom
bia , thus prolonging the revolution in
this country.
Recently the revolutionary chiefs of
Colombia have met on the frontier of
Venezuela to organize new invasions
of Colombia , using the munitions of
war accumulated by the government
of Venezuela on her frontiers.
A party of Venezuelans , surrounded
near Cucuta , are about to return to
their country. They are commanded
by Rangel Garibas. The position tak
en by the government of Colombia
is one of peace and neutrality. These
are fundamental canons in her foreign
policy. The frontiers of Colombia are
sufficiently defended. Colombia feels
certain that she can maintain her
rights and repel whatever foreign in
vasions may offer.
COLON , Colombia , Aug. 31. Dr.
Juis Carlos Rico. Colombian minister
to Venezuela , before his departure for
Bogota , officially assured Senor Velez ,
governor of Cartagena , that he' was
going-to inform his government with
reference to the situation between Ven
ezuela and Colombia. He expressed
the opinion that peace would be pre
served by both nations and that the
existing difficulties would be overcome.
* The Colombian official newspaper in
Cartagena declared that the entire
province of Pachira , Venezuela , touch
s ing Colombia south of Maracaibo , is in
the power of the Venezuelan insur
gent leader , General Rangel Garbiras.
It also asserts that the Colombian
general , Gonzales Garcia , until recent
ly Colombian minister of Avar , is now
on the frontier with-no less than 10-
000 Colombian troops disposed in the
province of Santander , and maintain
ing the sovereignty of Colombia there.
Turks Begin Once More Massacre of
LONDON , Aug. 31 The Daily Mail
publishes today an article written by
Ali Noun Bey , former Turkish consul
in Rotterdam , declaring that the mas
sacre of Armenians by Kurds , which
, has just recommenced , is part of a
regular sjrsteni of extermination. „ Ho
says :
"The number of Armenians killed
will depend on the outcry raised in
Europe and the pressure brought to
bear upon the sultan. The same hor
rible process will be repeated year
l > y year until all are killed. "
President Calls Upon Him to Perform
Duties of War Secretary.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 31
.General Gillespie has been designated
'acting secretary by the president un-
* der an act of 1882 , which , authorizes
-the head of a bureau to be acting sec a
retary. A year ago the president is
sued an executive order designating
General , Miles to be acting secretary
in the war department during the ab
sence of the secretary and assistant
'secretary , and in the absence of Gen
eral Miles , then General Corbin was it
to'act. . It appears that all persons
; directly named to perform the duties
of secretary are absent and General
Gillespie , therefore , was selected.
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 31.
Today's statement of the treasury bal ,
ances in the general fund , exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the di-
vjsion - -redemption , shows : Avail-
fable cash balances , $177,784,616 ; gold ,
? 105,757,332'
A Locomotive Blows Up.
. LOUIS , Mo. , Aug. 31. In an ac-
due to the spreading of rails
the Southern railroad at Fireworks
"station , four miles from East St. Louis ,
'Frank Haefle , chief car inspector of
: tlie road , lost his life ; Elmer Drum ,
* jireman , was fatally , and Scott McEl-
nory , engineer , seriously injured. The
* accident was one of the most curious
.known in the annals of railroading , of
Ttie engine hadqleft the track and the
explosionwas caused by 2. sudden jar. tl
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Congressman Hull of Iowa Gives Im
pressions of the Philippines.
SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 30. Con
gressman Hull of Iowa , chairman of
the house committee on military af
fairs , who has arrived here from a
five months' tour of China , Japan and
the Philippines , is .deeply impressed
with the possibilities of the new
American possessions in the Orient.
Ho says :
"If I was a young man I don't know
where I would rather so than
to the Philippines. For a man of
brains and .industry the .islands open
a vast prospect in most every line of
business for one who has the grit to
go there and stick to it.
"The mineral , agricultural and tim
ber resourcesof these islands consti
tute a field of commercial enterprise
that is practically unlimited. Of course
the present conditions of brigandage
make it exceedingly unsafe for people
to settle in the islands away from the
protection of the military posts. . But
the people , or the great majority , de
sire peace and safety and are doing
all they can to help the troops 'attain
this end.
"Of course , it is impossioie to make
an 'Anglo-Saxon out of an Oriental ,
therefore the Filipino will probably
never be an American ( citizen in the
brogd sens'e that is understood by all
that term conveys to the man born in
the United States of white parents.
But as soon as he gets a sufficient
education and becomes a little more
impregnated with our ideas and loses
some of the ideas acquired by a 300
years * association with the Spaniards ,
the Filipino will be a citizen in spirit ,
patriotism , industry and education and
willbe worthy -participating to the
fullest extent in all the benefits of
this government.
"Of course , we will have to govefn
them with firmness as well as with
kindness. I think that 40,000 troops
is about the right number to keep
there for some years to come. "
Knights Templars Select Henry Bates
, Stoddard of Tezps.
LOUISVILLEKy. . , Aug. 30. Today
for th'e first time since the conclave
of the grand encampment of the
Knights Templar began here the visit
ors were able to take full advantage
of the pleasure and
sight-seeing ex
cursions which have been on the pro
gram every day. With no all-absorb
ing feature to occupy their time , the
knights and their women went for
rides on thp Ohio river , took excur
sions into the countrs' to see the home
of Kentcky farms , the battlefields of
Tennessee , Mammoth Cave and Cum
berland Gap. These excursions to Ten
nessee were made inviting by the low
rates of railroads and many people
took advantage of them.
The grand encampment today elec
ted Henry Bates Stoddard of Bryan ,
Tex. , grand commander , to succeed
Reuben H. Lloyd of California.
Colonel George M. Moulton of Chi
cago was elected to succeed Mr. Stod
dard as deputy grand master.
Rev. W. H. Rugg of Rhode Island
was advanced one rank to the office
of grand generalissimo , made vacant by
the election of Colonel Moulton.
' William B. Melish of Cincinnati was
elected to succeed Rugg as captain
general , while Joseph A. Locke of
Portland , Me. , 'the junior grand war
den , was made senior grand warden.
Fifty Million Dollars to Be Represented
In the Deal.
CHICAGO , Aug. 30. Nearly thirty
plow manufacturers of the United
States were in session all of today in
the Auditorium Annex
, discussing
plans for a consolidation of all of the
plow 'interests ' in the country. After
the meeting it was given out that the n
proposed consolidation was practically st
sure thing and that $50,000,000
would "be represented in the organiza-
tion when it was completed. o
The New York Guarantee 'and.Trust . ti
company has made a proposition to
the plow manufacturers to engineer s
the deal , and a large majority of them. fcal
is said , has signified a willingness s
to enter the combine. It is under3'
stood that when its charter is secured of
the headquarters will be in New York.
Object * to Beinjr Adjudged Insane.
ONAWA , la : . Aug. 30. Victor Dug
bois , a wealthy farmer who has lived rt
in Fairview township , Mononacounty , O
for over thirty years , was adjudged in1
sone by the commissioners of insanity ai
and sent to Clarinda. Through his
attorney , W. I * . Smith , he.has . taken pi
an appeal to the district court of Moa
nona county. , . te
Fort Leavenworth Deserters Caught.
30. George H. Peters and Maurice
Shaugnessy , deserters from the Uni
ted States army post at Fort Leaven-
worth , Kan. , were arrested at Cascade
this morning by Deputy United States
Marshal G. F. Gustafson of - thiscity. .
The two deserted together August 10
and were caught working on a farm
Peters' aunt near Cascade. They
were taken back , to Fort Leavenworth
this afternoon.
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JSebraaka Bepnblicans at Lincoln Nom
inate Him on Pifth Ballot ,
Mr. Sedgwick of York Connty 'Will Lead
the Ticket for Supreme Judge The.
Nominees for Regent * , ; o'f the State
' . " ' ' "
'University. '
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For Supreme Judge-r- - - "
S. H. SEDGWICK , of York.a
Fcr Regents
H. R. GOOLD-.of Ogallala.
C. J. ERNST , of Lincoln.
LINCOLN , Aug. 29. The republican
state convention , held yesterday , plac
ed in nomination the' above ticket.
State Chairman Lindsay lowered the
gavel at 2:25 and tlie delegates came
to order promptly. The official call
was read by X * . P. Ludden , acting as
sistant secretary , and Chairman Lind
say then introduced Judge Bakerwho
"jad been selected by the state com
mittee for temporary chairman of.the
Judge Baker addressed the conven
tion at considerable length.
There being no contests , the lists of
delegates as submitted to Chairman
Lindsay were accepted as the accred
ited lists of delegates. L. P. Ludden ,
John T. Mallalieu and W. S. Haller
of Washington were elected assistant
secretaries. On motion of John C. F.
McKesson , Chief Justice Norval was
made permanent chairman.
On assuming the chair Judge Norval
said : "I'appreciate more than I can
explain the high compliment you have
paid me and I thank you for it from
the bottom of my heart. You do-not
want me to make a speech ; what
you want is to nominate our candi
dates and formulate our platform. I
am personally acquainted with all of
the candidates now before this con
vention and I am confident that which
ever one you name will be elected.
I thank you again and ask your fur
ther pleasure. "
Chairman Norval announced the'sap-
pointment of the following for the res
olutions committee : J. C. F. McKes
son of Lancaster , A. E. Cady of How
ard , E. Rosewater of Douglas , W. , T.
Thompson of Merrick , Ross Hammond
of Dodge , T. O. C. Harrison of Hall ,
J. F. Presson of Seward , Francis Mar
tin of Richardson and C. B. Lutton of
On motion of N. D. Jackson of Ne-
ligh the convention proceeded to vote
formally for a nominee for supreme
judge. The first ballot disclosed five
candidates Barnes , Calkins , Davidson ,
TCeysor and r Sedgwick. The result of .
thefirst ballot was : Davidson , 352 ;
Keysor , 301 % ; Barnes , 243 ; Sedgwick ,
206 ; Calkins , 171. Necessary for a
choice , 640. Judge Dickinson , not- _
withstanding his withdraway , received
four votes , these coming from Adams
The second ballot also failed to nom
inate , the vote being : Davidson , 387 ;
Keysor , 312 ; Barnes , 221 ; Sedgwick ,
196 ; Calkins , 148. On this ballot Da
vidson gained thirty-five votes and
Keysor increased his strength by elev
en votes. Sedgwick lost ten votes ,
! alkins twenty-three and Barnes twen
ty-two. . r- a
On the third ballot Madison ydounr '
from Barnes to Sedwick. Bqpne coun
ty's twenty-two votes were cntiusea al
ty also transferred eighteen votes
from Barnes to Sedgwick. Antelope
and Dodge made similar changes. The
vote was : Keysor , 408 ; Davidson , 403 ;
Sedgwick , 329 ; Calkins , 124 ; Barnes ,
14. Necessary for a choice , 640.
On the fifth ballot Judge
wick was nominated. - " &
Judge Sedgwick addressed the con
tention as follows : "The court of last
resort is of high importance in a free
state. It is independent of either
branch of government. No man is
too capable for such a position. No no
one : could hope or expect to perform
the duties of judge of the supreme
court perfectly. If the people of. tjys
state * ratify your action I will certainly
appreciate the responsibility of the po
sition * and do all that I can , to justify
you ( in nominating me. Gentlemen ill
this convention , I sincerely thank
you for the high compliment of this
nomination. "
The roll was then called for two re
gents < of the University of Nebraska ,
resulting as follows : F. lr. Goold ,
Ogallala ; , 1,130 ; C. J. Ernst , Lincoln ,
1,027 ; Rising , Ainsworth , 505. Ernst
and Goold were declared elected. -
J. C. F. McKesson , chairman , refo
ported for the platform committee , and g.
after debate the resolutions were ad op-
ted by a vote of 998 to 1G8.
Fosnes at War-Department.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. Director
General Fosnas , in charge of the De- -
partment of Posts in Cuba , was at the sc
War department today. He "stated P.c
that it was exepected the "trial of m
Charles W. Neeley , charged with the
misappropriation of Cuban postal Pi
funds , would begin at Havana about aiTl
October 1. Mr. Fosnes is here on a Tl
vacation , but is consulting with the ai
authorities on affairs pertaining ' ai
the postoffice department of Cuba.
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Check to Any Vatlon Securing : an Advaa-
tage In Chinese Trade.
PEKIN , Aug. 2S.The first payment
of interest on the indemnity will V
'due July 1 , 1902. Commercial relations ,
if hereafter considered , will be discuss
ed by representatives of eleven pow
ers regardless of the amount of trade
of each nation , as the consent of each
power will be essential to any arrange
ment that is made.
Chou Fu , the provincial treasurer ,
has published throughout Chi Li
province a circular letter ordering that
all religions be tolerated by the Chi
nese , who will be allowed to accept
any religion. The letter says that
there must be no intimidation or
persecution by any sect , all alike ob
serving the Chinese law except when
it conflicts with the requirements of
one's religion. No advantage shall be
derived in lawsuits from one's relig
ion , and there shall be no foreign in
terference except in cases of persecu
Cheek to Any Nation Securing : an Ad-
vantage'ln Chinese Trade.
PEKIN , Aug. 28. The first payment
of interest on the indemnity will be
due July 1 , 1902. Commercial rela
tions , if hereafter considered , will be
discussed by representatives of eleven
powers , regardless of the amount of
trade of each nation , as the consent
of each power will be essential to any
arrangement that is made.
Chuu Fu , the provincial "treasure
has publisned throughout Chi Li prov
ince a circular letter ordering that all
religions be tolerated by the Chinese ,
who will toe allowed to accept any
religion. The letter says that there
must be no intimidation or .persecu
tion by any sect , all alike observing
the Chinese law except when it con
flicts with the requirements of one's
religion. No advantage shall be deriv
ed in law suits from one's religion ,
and there snail be no foreign interfer
ence except in cases of persecution.
May Now Sign Protocol.
LONDON , Aug. 28 : "Li Hung
Chang has notified the minister of the
powers that the Chinese plenipoten
tiaries are now authorized to sign the
protocol , " says a dispatch lo the
Times from. Pekin , dated yesterday ,
"and has reQuested them to fix a date
for the signing.
"An edict concerning the importa
tion ot arms was circulated among the
ministers today. The other edicts are
required to complete the protocol. "
To Let Cnba Do It.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 28. Itris
probable that there will be no change
in the Cuban tariff. The commission
which has been revising the present
tariff has not yet reported and it was
stated at the war department that
such good progress is being made on
the formation of a Cuban government
that the revision of the tariff for Cuba
probably will await action by that
Terrorized a Woman.
DAKOTA CITY , Neb. , Aug. 28.
A tramp entered the house of John
Hartnett during his absence in the hay
field and terrorized ; Mrs. Hartpettrwith
revolver. After ransacking the
house ' he disappeared , threatening
'Mrs : Hartnett with death if she made
an outcry. When Mr. Hartnett re
turned home he found his wife in an
unconscious condition , suffering from
the shock.
After Nebraska Sheep Man.
DOUGLAS , Wyo. , Aug. 28. C. W.
Barney , a Nebraska sheep man , has
been arrested for not complying with
the state quarantine laws. His sheep
have been placed in quarantine and
effort will be made to make an
example of Barney. It is alleged that
Barney instructed his herders to pay
attention to the "Wyoming offi
Kirk B. Armour Is Better.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Aug. 28. K. B.
Armour , who arrived home yesterday
from Watkins Glen N. Y. , seriously
, passed a .good night and was re
ported much improved today. Al
though Mr. Armour is not considered
out of danger his physician is much
Lady SmlthFonnd _ Dead.
LONDON , Aug.28. . Lady Smith ,
wife of Sir .Archibald Levin Smith ,
master of the rolls since 1900 , was
found dead today , floating in the river
Spey. It is not known how she was
drowned. of
British Warships for Panama.
VICTORIA , B. C. , Aug. 28. H. M. S.
Amphion has taken on board three SI
scow loads of ammunition and the re ei
port is current , although no confir w.
mation can be obtained , that it has w
been ordered to prepare to proceed to w
Panama , and the torpedo boats Virago P
and Sparrow Hawk are to go with it. vt
The Virago's boilers have been taken di
apart and orders give for work night Jt
and day to hurry the repairs and have b (
boat ready. , . te
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National Secretary Maxwell Has Some-
thing to Say on the Subject.
Much Can Be Done In Jfabmska Without
Governmental Intervention llornlns ;
of the Mtanton Roller Mills
laneons Nebraska Matters.
OMAHA , Neb. , . Aug. 28. George H.
Maxwell , secretary of the National Ir
rigation associatipn , was in the city
on his way from Chicago to1 Denver ,
where he is to attend the National For
estry congress which will be in ses
sion in that city.
Speaking of the progress of the sen
timent on the subject of irrigation
among people in the east , Mr. Max
well said :
"The drouth of the month of July
has increased the interest in the sub
ject of irrigation in all parts of the
country. I addressed the Missouri
State Press association a few weeks
ago when the drouth was at its worst.
Missouri up to this time has been
generally opposed , to government ap
propriation for irrigating purposes , but
since that meeting I have noticed
that many of the influential papers
of the state are advocating the idea.
"I believe that much can be done
in Nebraska toward improving the
conditions existing without govern- ,
mental intervention. I recently wrote
for the Bee an article in which I fa-
vored the plan of building pools and
damming the draws and , ravines so
that the ( rainfall could be stored. I
believe that if the state would offer
a small mounty for each acre of land
flooded by this means it would be the
means of reclaiming from drouth a
large part of the farm lands of the
western part of the state. I was talk
ing to Henry Fox of Nelson on this
subject and he says that , leading-from
the rivers .in that part of the state ,
the country around Nelson is too 'rough '
for irrigation , but that there is con
siderable land which * might be irri
gated from ravines and pools. He
also advanced an idea which should
prove of advantage , and that is where
a roadway is built over a ravine it
should be built in the form of. a dam , (
with drainage pipes several feet above
the bottom of the ravine , so that they
would form a dam at little additional
expense , and thus create the storage
reservoirs when the road was being
"At the meeting of the forestry con C
gress I shall talk upon the subject of
Irrigation and the Forests , ' taking the
position that the government should M
immediately begin the process of re lo
foresting large acreages in the west.
This can be done easily and it is the
generally accepted belief that forests th
increase the rainfall , so that the gov thA
ernment could be doing two admir do
able things at one time. " fei
Need Mot Grant Certificate. wi
HARRISON , Neb. , Aug. 28. A de tr
cision of importance to school teachers lai
of Nebraska was handed down by
District Judge "Westover , who denied by
the petition of Prof. George "W. Mey is
ers asking for a mandamus to compel Ve
County Superintendent Burke to issue po
him a certificate. The force of the go
decision is that the superintendent th
uses his dicretion in granting certifi CO
cates and the court has no jurisdiction Ve
under the petition.
Bracelln's Body Recovered. .
HUMBOLDT , Neb. , Aug. 28. John
Denis of this city has received a sec
ond dispatch from his brother Edward , Br
who was in the Islander shipwreck , ar
August 15 , off the coas * of Douglas fan
island. The message was sent from act
Seattle , and states that efforts to re Pa
cover the body of Bracelin were suc ini
cessful and that interment has been els
made near Juneau , as it was not pos in
sible at that time to ship the body. tui
Vizztrd i * Hunting Thieves be
OGALALLA , Neb. , Aug. 29. Detec-
tive Vizzard of Omaha is here in the sej
interest of the Union Pacific. Bridge
timbers and ties have been reported
stolen in large numbers. It is reported
that some of the stolen property has
been located , and arrests will be
, , rec
Requisition for James Toman.
: he
LINCOLN , Neb. , Aug. 28. Requisi thGn
tion , papers were signed by the gover ted :
nor for the return of James Toman
Jr ,
from Cedar Rapids , la. , to Omaha , ler
where he is to be tried on the charge
assault with intent to kill.
Charged With Embezzling.
BEATRICE , Neb. , Aug. 28. R. D.
Stover , former manager of the "West Ge
ern Union Telegraph company here , Co
was . brought back from Kansas City , : hat
where he had been arrested , charged thma
with embezzling $298 from the com
pany while acting as its agent. Sto y :
ver was turned over to Sher5ff Wad- wa
dington and had his hearing : before _ Sta
Judge Enloif. He was placed under for
bonds of | 6COto appear for-trial Sep
tember 2. . .
: he.
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latest Qaotatlon * Ttom Soath O ah
and K n i Cltr
Cattle-There was rather a light run or
cattle and as the. demand was in gooa
shape the market ruled active and strong
of beef cattle
on all desirable
Packers started In early and the yarns
there were se\-
were soon cleared , though
eral trains that were late Jn arriving ,
which delayed the market to some ex
tent. There were only a few good to
corn-fed cattle In tne
choice loads of -
yards and as there was active comveU-
" , In
' succeeded
tion for such grades'sellers
disposing of what they had at an advance
of 510c over yesterday. The cow market
was also'in good shape and the uppi >
helng light of both cows and "eirers
prices Improved a little. Bulls , calves
and stags did not show much of an >
change ] today nnd it was evident by the
they are not at
way packers acted that
all anxious for the commoner kinds ot
hulls. There were quite a few stockers
and feeders in. the yards this morning ,
from the country is-
and as the demand
still very light trade ruled dull , with a-
tendency of prices downw rd. Good
heavy feeders did not sell so much differ
ent from yesterday , hut stockers were
very hard to dispose of at any price.The
demand for western rangers was good.
Bulls , calves and stags sold in about yes
terday's notches , while in the stocker di
vision trade was slow and lower. Qholco
heavy feeders , ' however , , held about
Hogs There was anotller light run of
hogs , and as advices from other points
were not unfavorable to the selling in
terests the market opened strong to c
higher. The hulk of the early sales went
from ? 6 to 56.05 and as high as * 6.23 was
paid for prime heavyweights. The lighter
grades and the common stuff , sold from $ 5
down. The hogs did not change hands
very rapidly , owing to the fact that buy
ers did not like to pay the advance , but
still the bulk of the offerings was out of
llrst hands in uood season.
Sheep There were only a few bunches
of sheep and lambs In the yards today
and the quality of those that were offer
ed was nothing extra. The market was
not partlqularly active , but still little or
no change was noticeable in the prices
paid. Buyers were not anxious for the
common stuff , which made the market a
little draggy , but there was not enough
difference In the prices paid for either
sheep or Iambs to call the market any
thing but steady.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ * *
Cattler-Native beef steers. 10@15c high
er ; 'cows and heifers , steady to lOc lower :
stockers and feeders , steady ; choice ex
port and dressed beef steers , $5.50 < B'5.90 ' :
fair to good , $1.60(55:40 ; stockers and
feeders. | 2.73@4.25 ; western fed steers.
Ji o o.oO ; western range steers , $3.70 $ >
4.50 ; Texans and Indians. ' & .15@3.TTi :
Texas cows , Jiad to j ; native cows. $2.5 < K > '
4.23 ; heifers. $8f75ig5.00 : canners. $1.50@2.40 ;
bulk. $2.40@4.50 ; calves. $3.00@4.50.
ITogs Market steady to strong ; top.
$6.40 ; bulk. $3.936.25 ; heavy. $ G.30'SC.40 ;
mixed packers. $6.00-3 6.S2& ; light , $5.60
U2& : pigs. 54.40l75.CO. ' .
Sheep and Lambs Market steady :
lambs. $4.25 < Jr4.7o ; native westerns , $3.25 < p >
3.CO ; western wethers. $3.0003.50 ; western
yearlings , $3.403.6.5 ( : ewes. $2.75'SW.13 ' :
slock sheep , $2.00 < & 2.7. .
Colombian * at Washington Hear Cheer-
Inc News.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aug. 31.
Mail ; information received at the Co
lombian legation herecontinues en- '
couraging according to the officials
there and entourages them to hope
that peaceful condition will obtain.
letter bearing date of Quito , Ecua
dor , August 7 , says there is a general
feeling in that country against any ,
disruption ; of the friendly relations
with that countryand that strict neu
trality ; will be observed between the
latter country and Venezuela.
Information .received at the legation
way of Port of Spain , Trinidad ,
to the effect that Dr. jSarbieras , the ,
Venezuelan revolutionist , who is re-\
ported defeated by the forces of that
government , continues in arms against
the authorities and is also a source of
considerable trouble to the officials of
And Colombia is Still Wrest
line With
the Rebels.
KINGSTON , Jamaica , Aug. 31. The
British steamer Costa Rican , which has
arrived : here from Colon , Colombia ,
brought advices of continued rebel
activity in the vicinity of Colon and
Panama. The government was mak
renewed efforts to dislodge the reb
elsfrom a strong position. The rebels ,
force , were attacking Buena Ven
tura , on the bay of Choco
, Monday , ,
a large government force has
been < sent there from
Panama. TSe
zensorship in Colombia is most strin
For Mayor of New York.
NEW YORK , Aug. 31.-The confer- .
mce < committee of the citizens' union
selected three out
of six
names to be *
recommended to the committee of 107
alter to the general
conference of
organization for
fusion nomination
for mayor of
Greater New York. The
names selec-
are : George Foster
Peabody , bank-
independent democrat ; Bird S Co-
, controller , democrat
; Seth Low
jresident of Columbia universityrel
Has a Leper to Spare.
LOUIS , Mo. , Aug. 31.-Surgeon
general : Wyman has notified Health-
Commissioner Starkliff of this citr
Dong Gong , the Chinese laundry-
who was discovered
here suffer-
, with leprosy ,
cannot be sent to
leper settlement at
Molokai , Ha-
vanan islands. As
a last
resort D-
Starkliff intends to lay the
_ Gong be. received at"
he.leper settlement of ; that state. "
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