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THE VALEBTIHE DEMOCRAT
VALKXT1XK , XEB.
M. 1UCE , Pul > : Mier.
ASSASSIN IK CHURCH
ATTACK OX CHICAGO IMJIEST
After Telling Priest in Prominent
Church lie WJKS There for Prayer ,
Stranger Presto jc\olver
Intended Victim and Tires.
An attempt to assassinate * Hcv. J. K.
Yielding- , pastor of the Cm-pus Christ !
Catholic church of Chicago , was madu
Sunday afternoon. After twice shoot
ing at tne priest in the Sunday school
hallway of the ehuich the wtould-be
assassin , knocking' down scores ol
children standing in his way , ran into
the street and escaped. The shooting
and the screams of tiiechildren cre
ated wild xeiteinent in one of Chica
go's fashionable residence districts.
Itvas in the middle of the after
noon that the culprit had been seen
loitering about the ehuich and was
observed writing upon a sheet of pa
per. He placed the paper in his pock
The police believe the writing was
an explanation of his intended act and
his identity , which was to be found
upon his body in the event of his com
mitting suicide after killing the priest
Aroused by the man's actions Fa
ther Fielding approached him , saying
"What arc you doing here ? "
"I'm praying. " replied the stranger
As the priest turned his back the
stranger stepped into the hallway an
drew a revolver and pressed it again ?
his intended victim. Father.Fieldin.a . .
knocked the weapon away just in time
to escape a bullet which grazed his
head and clipped a lock of hair frrun
\t the same time the priest knocked
the culprit down by a blow in the
face , lliirriejjly .scrambling to his feet
the man continued on down trampling
over the children. At the bottom of
the stairway ho turned and fired an
other ineffectual shot at the priest and
'then , still brandishing the revolver ,
ran into the sticet. A dozen children ,
accompanied by Father Fielding , ran
in pursuit and were joined by a crowd
of enraged citizens , but the man es
The man is described as being about
30 years old. roughly dressed , and evi.
dently a Greek or an Italian.
FIRES OX OFFICEIS.
ro Kills Tuo Whe : : Attempt is
Made to Arrest Him.
Charles Mitchell , colored , of Litho-
/iia , Ga. , Sunday shot and killed T. L.
Peek , a bailiff , and C. F. Argo. a young
white man. and after badly beating C.
S. Elliott , deputy sheriff , over the head
with his pistol , made his escape. The
officers , it is said , had a Avarrant
charging the negro with an attempt
to murder G. W. Brooks , a white man.
on Saturday , and went to his home
near Lithonia to arrest him. When
the negro saw the officers accompanied
by Argo approaching , it Ls said , he
opened fire on them. The officers re
turned the fire and attempted to rush
on the negro. Peek nnd Argo were
killed almost at the door of the house.
The negro then attacked Elliott and
dealt him several hard blows ton the
head with his pistol , knocking him
down , and then escaped. Several
posses went in pursuit of Mitchell. El
liott is seriously hurt , but it is thought
he will recover.
PLEA FOJI WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
ker Declares It Would Mean TIc-
fonn in Industrial World.
"What woman with the ballot in her
hand could do toward alleviating the
hardship and suffering in the indus
trial world due to injustice and in
equality was told at an industrial masF
meeting at the Star theater in Buffalo ,
K. Y. , Sunday by delegates to the for
tieth convention of the American
"Woman Suffrage association.
Miss Jean M. Gordon , factory inspector - ;
specter for the parish of Xew Orleans ,
New Orleans , was introduced by Presi
dent Shaw as an industrious young
woman , whom the political ring of
New Orleans sought to have removed ,
but who slill retains her office , doing
splendid xvork for the poor.
Harriet Stanlon Blatch. of Xew
York , made an eloquent plea for more
attention for the industrial training of
young girls who are going out into the
world to work.
Husband Suspected ol' Murder.
Mrs. Marrie Lange , wife of John
I ange , janitor of a south side apart
ment building in Chicago , was shot
and fatally wounded. Neighbors who
4iad heard sounds of a quarrel followed
by six shots found the woman in a pool
of her blood.
own The police are
searching for Lange.
Eastern Drought Xot IJroken.
The drought which has prevailed
throughout Pennsylvania for many
weeks is again bringing about alarm
ing conditions. In both the bitumin
ous and anthracite coal fields tank cars
have to be used to haul water to most
of the m i lies and eolieries.
Sioux City Live Stock .Market.
Saturday's quotation ? on the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Beeves ,
. $3.50T1.00. . Top h' g. - , $5.GO.
rLEET KLXS INTO TYPJIOOX.
Ojie Man is Ln < : inl Slight Damage
The delay of the American battle
ship fleet arriving at Yokohama was
due to a tremendous storm off the
north coast of the Island of Luzon , of
the Philippine group. The storm be
gan on the morning of Oct. 12 and
continued until the afternoon of Oct.
33. One man was drowned and some
damage resulted to the fleet.
These details were communicated to
the Associated Press at Tokio by Avire-
Jess telegraph by the battleship Con
necticut through the courtesy of the
Japanese government. , '
1 The fleet arrived at Yokohama at
9 o'clock a. in. Oct. IS. The wireless
dispatch from the battleship Connecti
cut was dated H:10 a. m. Oct. 17 and
was sent by way of the Shimonez wire
less station to Tokio. It did not give
the details of the storm encountered
by the fleet , but simply stated that on
the morning of Oct. V2 the fleet ran
into a terrific gale that assumed the
proportions of a typhoon off the north
ern coast of Luzon. Tremendous seas
were kicked up and one man was
washed overboard. The dispatch did
not state from what ship the man was
lost. Tin-re was some slight damage
caused by the heavy seas , but noth
ing of a serious nature , and the dis
patch stated that all was well with
the ships at that time , adding that the
fleet would reach Yokohama on the
morning of the 18th.
Vice Admiral Saito received a. wire
less message from Rear Admiral
Sperry thanking him for the welcome
extended to the fleet by wireless.
IX 150CK ISLAND.
fila/.e in Lumber Company's Plant
Causes Loss of $500.000.
Fire at Rock Island , 111. , Friday
/light caused § r 00,000 damage in the
yards of the Rock Island Lumber
company and the Rock Island Sash
and Door works. The flames started
in the southwestern corner of. the
yards , and , fanned by a southeast
gale , swept everything north to the
river , devastating an area of ten acres
in two hours. Twenty million feet of
lumber and two saw mills were de
The ties were burned off the bridge
of the main line of the Rock Island
railroad and traffic was tied up-for
several hours on main lines of the Chi
cago. Rock Island and Pacific , the
Chicago , Burlington and Quincy and
the Chicago. Milwaukee and .St. Paul
railroads. Telegraph , telephone and
power currents were disarranged for
EX1EKS IIEAUSTS KOO.f.
An Officer Causes an Exciting- Scone on
After a dramatic scene on a Union
Pacific train Thursday at Omaha ,
Xeb. , in which the door of his state
room was burst open by a deputy sher
iff , "William Randolph Hearst was
served with papers notifying him that
a suit for § GOO,000 had been brought
against him for slander and libel by
Gov. Charles X. Ilaskell , of Oklahoma ,
in the Douglas county. Xeb. , district
court after which the papers were im
It was known that Hearst would
pass through Omaha on his way from
Seattle , Wash. , to Xew York and plans
were laid accordingly. When the
traii arrived at Omaha Deputy Sheriff
Stevart was on hand with orders to
serve the summons on Hearst , but had
a trying time in doing so. >
MANY DIE IX FOREST FI11ES.
Jleavy I/oss of Life Occurs in Xorth-
A dispatch from Millorsbtirg , Mich. ,
Friday afternoon from the scene of
a wreck , says that fifteen men , wom
en and children on the relief train
were burned to death. Three mothers
and nine children stayed in the gondola
dola car , and they were cremated.
. Arthur Lee , the fireman , sought
safety in the water tank on the en
gine and literally was boiled to death.
Pennsylvania Hank FaiN.
A telegram was received by the
comptroller of the currency from
Bank Examiner John B. Cunningham
stating that lie had closed the Union
Xational bank , of Summervillo , Pa.
Thc'bank has a capital of ? f 0,000 and
is said to have accumulated a consid
erable quantity of paper of doubtful
value , which necessitated its suspen
Ran Into a Hurricane.
The weather-beaten ship Astral ,
which left Baltimore Oct. 1 bound for
San Francisco , with 5.000 tons of coal
consigned to the United States govern
ment for naval use. has arrived at
Xew York in tow of a tug which pick
ed up the vessel oft Sea Girt. Capt.
Dunn reports having , on Oct. 4 , run
into a severe hurricane which lasted
for three days.
Sioux liraves Aroused.
Word has been received at St Paul ,
Minn. , that an outbreak of Sioux In
dians is likely to occur at Fort Yate.s ,
X. D. , if the government order provid
ing for the removal of all the Indian
dead in the military cemetery to Keo-
kuk , Ta. , b.e carried out.
Christian Science Daily.
The Christian Science Sentinel , of
Boston. Alass. , announces the establishment - ,
lishment by the Christian Science
Publishing society of a new daily pa
per , to bo known as the Christian Sci
Rt. Rev. Larenus Yere.s of the prov
ince of Mexico , was Friday consecrat
ed a , bishop \\'ashington , D. C. Monsignor -
signor Falconio , the panal delegate ,
AVAR FOR IS ALLOT IX COURT.
j j Action Begun by Xe\v York Suffrage
The suffragette movemant in its lo
cal department was taken into the
Xew'York Courts Thursday when Miss
Mary Cole-man , member of a law firm ,
secured from Justice Blanchard , in the
supreme court , an order directing the
bureau of elections to show cause why
a writ of mandamus should not issue
compelling them to allow the name of
Mrs. Julia Seton Sears to be placed on
the register of voters. Mrs. Sears had
been refused permission to register
when she appeared before a registry
board. Miss Coleman , will known
among Xew York advocates of woman
suffrage , said that Mrs. Sears had al
ready been allowed to vote in Colorado
rado and should be accorded the same
privilege in Xe\v York. Miss Coleman
added that the present action war
brought as a test case.
CFIIXESE AXD JAPS CLASH.
Engagement Between Soldiers in Ko
rea Assume1- : Serious Aspect.
Serious complications affecting the
peace of China and Japan threaten
as the result of an engagement be-
tuefcn Chinese and-Japanese troops in
Kantao , northern Korea , in which sev
eral were killed or wounded. The re
fusal of the Chinese war office to per
mit the pursuit of a detachment of
soldiers who are said to , have been
the aggressors may result in the cross
ing of the frontier by Japanese troops.
The Chinese soldiers are reported to
have opened hostilities by firing upon
a police station occupied by. Japanese
troops. The Japanese foreign office
has made representations to the sov-
"ernment at Pekin , and the situation
is beginning to assume a serious as
LOST IX XORT1I SKA.
Balloon BushleyMeets Fate of Three
Xews was received at Berlin Thurs
day that the German balloon Bushley
came down Wednesday morning in the
Xorth sea , making four balloons which
started in the international race Sun
day which met the same fate. The
two men on board were rescued by a
The most serious apprehensions are
entertained for the safety of the other
two airships , which are missing. They
have not been heard from for three
Two of the
twenty-one balloons en
tered in the race burst high in the
air. All the ten men involved in the
series of accidents escaped injury.
Honduras Mini-tor Recalled.
The recall of Dr. Angel Ugarte. the
minister from Honduras , to the Unit
ed States , was announced Thursda >
when the minister called on Secretary
Root and said he had been relieved
and would go to Mexico to represent
his country there. Dr. Laze ArriRga ;
a brother of former
a Guatemala- !
minister to the United Stales , will .sue
cecd him. /
To Send Racers Abroad.
James R. Keene , of Xew York , an
nounced that lie had decided to .senc.
the champion horse of America. Colin
unbeaten and winner of 1C races in ifis
first year on the turf , to England , Bn-
oot. 4 years old and unbeaten this sea
son , the surburban handicap beiii ?
won by him. will go abroad with Colir
and a number of other horses , bring
ing the lOene shipment to ten head.
Cattlemen Put Up $ r 0)0 ( ( ) .
Fifty thousand dollars was appro
priated at Kansas City Thursday bj
the American Hereford'Cattle Breed
ers' association to advance the inter
ests of that particular breed of ani
mal in the United States and a board
consisting , of three members waj
named to expend the sum in whatever
manner they may sec fit.
Xew Artist for Roosevelt.
The president Wednesday received
Jose DeCamp. an artist , and arranged
for a number of sittings for a picture
which Mr. DeCamp will paint of Mm
president for the Harvard class of
1SSO , in which Mr. Roosevelt grad
uated from Harvard.
Aged Murderer Ends Life.
Jolrn Cook , aged 7S years , commit
ted suicide in the county jail at Cham
paign , 111. , by hanging himself. One
month ago he murdered Mrs. Edna
McLennan. His trial was to occur ii/
Robber Killed in Rattle.
In a light at Santo. Tex. , between a
posse of officers and
a number of men
accused of robbing several stores at
Gordon , Tex. , one of the band was
killed and another wounded.
Grain Men to St. Louis.
The twelfth annual convention of
the Xational Grain Dealers' associa
tion assembled at St. Louis Thurs
day for a session. About 1,000 dele *
g-a.te& were in attendance.
Six Killed in Explosion.
Six persons were
instantly killed an
twenty-one others 'injured
by the ex
plosion of .dynamite at the Ingleside
lime stone quarry , sixteen miles north'
west of Fort Collins , Colo.
Fore.sts on Fire Again.
Forest fire.s .
are again .springing up
and doing damage throughout the
limber regions of Wisconsin. Minneso
and Michigan. Hundreds of peoule
are lighting the fires.
ITALIA ? . ' LABORERS IX RIOT.
One Killed and Two Seriously Wound
ed nt Fremont.
In .a fight in the Burlington yards at
Fremont Wednesday night one Italian
was killed and two injured. The dead
man was Tony Genova. aged 35 , who
was stabbed iti the heart and shot
through the stomach.
Cri Stiano , stabbed under the heart
and in the leg. will probably die.
Joe Tuno. the foreman , \\as stabbed
in the chest and leg.
Geneva and Stiano fought just out
side a car over the settlement of a
bill for provisions. Fifty Italians
rushd in and a riot followed. * Tune
says he was hurt trying to separate
the others. Several shots were fired.
All the mm have been working on
the Burlington bridge south of Fre
mont. All claim residence in Chicago.
The police have arrested thirty as wit
T > . L. Sheppard and Mrs. Lcona Bruno
no- Found Deiid.
B. L. Sheppard , a well known trav
eling salesman for the Marshall Pen
nyweight Scales company , and Mrs.
Leona Brunei- , stewardess at the Lin
coln Commercial club , were found
dead Sunday evening in the apart
ments of the man in a business block
on Xorth Eleventh street. Lincoln.
Death was due to asphyxiation by
gas. The coroner's jury decided it
was a double suicide. Sheppard was
one of the best known traveling men
running out of Lincoln , where he had
lived many years. Mis. LJruner * was
also well known. Each * was about 37
years old. Coth had been married ,
vound Guilty of Trying to Defraud
The jury in the case of Frederick S.
Baird returned a verdict to the fedeial
court at Omaha 'Wednesday finding
the defending guilty on two charger ,
ono containing one count and the oth
er 'our. The trial has been on for
ten days before Judge AY. II. Mungcr.
The suit was brought on the indict
ment charging Baird , Patrick J. King
and L. E. King and others with con
spiring1 to defraud the United States
by means of false and fictitious entries
out of large tracts of land in Dawei-
county , in what is known as the "Chi
cage Ranch" conspiracy. The cases
against Patrick J. King and Lawrence
E. King are yet to be tried.
Fremont Man Hurt.
C icster Stewart was badly burned
about the head , nock and arms by an
explosion of gasoline in Stewart Bros. '
cleaning establishment at Fremont. He
was taken to the hospital , when- his
injuries ware pronounced serious , but
not dangerous. He was at work in the
building when the explosion occurred.
The interior of the buildiny was badly
damaged ami a quantity of clothing in
there for cleaning burned. LOPS about
-100 , A\ith no insurance.
Rooming Hoti'-e Cleanup.
City official of Lincoln are having
trouble with rooming houses and the
excise board is preparing to issue an
order that hereafter there shall be no
rooming house over a saloon. Sever
al rooming houses have betn raided
lately and tjie social evil , it was dis
covered , was spreading into the blocks
of the city. For that reason a vigor
ous investigation , will be continued and
the women driven back to the reserva
Intruder in Cudaliy Home.
A stranger entered the home of Ed
ward A. Cudahy , the millionaire pack
er of Omaha , Wednesday night who
made his escapeout of an open window
on the second floor when a servant
girl who found him screamed. He
was well dressed and wore a silk hat.
He was in the room of Edward , Jr. ,
who was kidnapped seve nyears ago.
Avhen discovered. The police were
called but the stranger made his es
Scholarship to Harvard.
A scholarship amounting to $ ] r 0 in
Harvard university has been offered
by the Harvard club of Omaha and
thrown open to all young men residing
in the state who expect to enter Har
vard and can show the proper quali
fications. The scholarship is equal tea
a year's tuition at Harvard. The schol
arship will be first available for the
year 1909-10 and will be offered each
Justice Makes'Quick Time.
Arrested on Thursday and convicted
and sentenced the following Monday-
is the quick record made in the case
of Ed Powell , the IS-year-old lad. who
was taken into custody on a charge of
robbing Ross. Cowgill & Hart's ha 'd-
ware store in Central City on the even
ing of Wednesday. Sept. 30 last.
First Report to lie Made.
The state railway commission 5s at
work on its biennial report to the
legislature , the first it has ever made.
The report is due Xov. 30. It will con-
Ftain several suggestions for changes in
the present laws , relating to the pow
ers of the commission.
Thousand * Register for Lii.-I.
Four thousand one hundred and
thirty-st\en registered at O'Xeil ! :
Thursday , making a total to date
; :7.'M.Kveiything : is orderly and 11
quiet , [ c
Stole Campaign Funds- .
In the police court at Linco'n Thurs
day Clarence F. Broad , a substitute | [ '
ir'ail cnrrier. cor.'esscd he hue. ' . ! : : keriit :
letters addressed to William J. f'.ry- ! - \
nn's r.ewspaju-r cr-ntyinini ; funds for K.
tlic democratic campaign fund , r-rnad - '
wr.s bound o\er to await action of the'
grand juiy. I
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11 P. . Y. ik. f. r t'liriy yav a r : -l-I. ; .
it r.t of Ba ! : < ; u C"y.nieil at hlr. hr.me ' 7
r'rMt'y frin LomplIcatlor.R' a ! .
weak heart He v , as GJ yojrs blcl. j ;
; TKMPKRAXCK RALLY.
County Oplio : : is Endorsed by the
j Presbyterian State Synod.
i The Sunday services of the Presby
terian synod meeting in Wayne was
la the afternoon a street meeting
AMIS held at which Dr. Lawrence of
Lincoln gave an eloquent piea for men
to consider the claims of Christ. Af-
j ter this the Presbyterian church waa
I filled for an enthusiastic temperance
'rally. The speakers uere Rev. Weyer
j of Hastings , Thomas Darnell and Dr.
, Lawrence of Lincoln. S. It. Reese of
Randolph and C. W. McConaghy of
Holdredge. The last two speakers
i > poke of improved conditions in their
towns after going dry.
Monday Dr. R. X. Adams of Minnesota
seta addressed the synod on'home
missions. The report of the temper
ance committee was adopted in which
county option was endorsed. The min
isters were recommended to preach on
the subject and work for it ; also the
action of Joseph G. Cannon with ref-
ference to temperance reform was
trongly condemned and his reelection
tion to the speakership protested
The synod adjourned to meet at
Minden on the second Wednesday of
CIIAXCES AMOXG PRIESTS.
Several Transfers are Made Between
Catholic CMuirelies. .
Many changes have been made in
the piiest.s in charge of the Catholic
churches in Xebraska. Father Buck
ley of St. Peter's church , Omaha , is
transfered to succeed Father Walsh
at Xorfolk. Father Walsh goes to the
new church at Battle Creek , which is
a part of his old parish. Father Thom
as Fehily , who was racently ordained
at Innsbruck. Austria , succeeds Fa-
ither Bickliy at St. Peter's. Father
i John Rocheuho arrived from the
Irish college in Paris last week , is ap
pointed assistant pastor to Father Mc-
Xamara at Alliance.
IIHV. G. G. WARE A FREE MAX.
Minister I'OHipSrto One Year in I'ri--
on for Land Frauds.
Rev. George G. Ware was released
from the Hall county jail at Grand
Island Sunday , having completed his
sentence of one year for alleged con
spiracy in land frauds in Thomas and
Hooker counties , Xebraska.
Mr. Ware was indicted with Harry
Welsh and Frank W. Lambert Xov-
ember 4. l ! 0f . He was arraigned
Jamaiy 11. 1900 , in the United States
district court and entered a plea of
notguilty. . The trial lasted for fif
teen days and the jury returned a ver
dict of guilty.
Documents * Well Preserved.
In overhauling St. Benedict's Cath
olic church at Xebraska City the
workmen took down the big cross
thereon and opened the large gold ball
on the top of same and in it was a
history of the church , telling what it
cost , who contributed the funds , the
contractors , what they were paid and
how the church was first started there.
The church was erected in 1SG1 and
the histoiy was written and placed
therein by Father lOmanuel HartSg ,
who was then its pastor and Avho was
retired a , few months ago on account
of old age. The document was well
preserved and will be replaced in the
new cross which is to take the place
of the old onewith the histoiy
brought up to date.
tii r Land Deal in Howard.
The biggest real estate transaction
that has e\er taken place in Howard
couiity has recently been consummat
ed. George E. Woodbury has sold his
4-0-acre farm , situated about three
miles southwest of St. Paul , for a con
sideration of $33,700. The purchase
sum caver * also the crops and equip-
ni < nt. This is establishing pretty good
values on Howard county land , being
$ S3 an acre.
York's J5i : Growth.
The new city directory just published -
ed .shows a large increase in the popu
lation of York. According to the last
United * States census York made the
largest ' growth of any city in Xobraska
excepting South Omaha , and at the
present and past rate of growth Yorls
will maintain its position of making
the most rapid and greatest growth of
any city in Xt-braska.
JIu-J in Runaway.
While Ben Beckman and his daugh-
te- \\-ere going to the city from theli
home south of Plattsmouth. the horse
he was driving became frightened at
an automobile and uin away , turning
the buggy > ver and throwing the in
mates out. Mr. Lleckman was severely
injuioil but his daughter was only
Silk Uciibcry at Oxford.
Ubel Bros. ' store at Oxford was en-
teied aii-1 money and tiading stamps
to the value of SS or $10 was secured , $
and that was all that was supposed at
firrt to have been taken. Later it was
di-co\eivd that the entire line of silk
cairied in .stock had also betn made
fi miter Dies of Wound. $
Uoy Hiekman , aged l7 ! years , wai $
acclvlently shot by the discharge of a
gun. a half mile ea. t of Max , and died
from the effects of the wound a half &
Lost 100 Sheep. to
E. C. Moigan of Falls City losx
ib ut Kill head of i'.ne sheep near
Strauthvih'e. They got on the Missouri
Pacific tiaek and were run over by the i
Librarians to Meet.
The Xebraska State Library com- t :
ir.is.sion v. ill h'.ltl its annual conven 11
tion in-1-1 a stings on October " 0 and 21. 11P'
\inoniy the speakers engaged are Mrs. P' '
. in-.i. i f of j.'itffalo and Prof. F. M.
" 15 : i ; of Lincoln.
Teach ? : s tit Emerson. m
The seventh nnnuai session of the
'Ci thwest Teacher * " association , held
! . .Jim.Ti > cu. ua attended by about
< .C > ujtcliera from Etrt. Thurston , Da-
.ira. l > : : -.i , Cti'.ar and Wavr.e coun- cc
The v.-eckly review of trade , published
by R. ( I. Dun , i ; Co. . says :
Trade deveioi > rre tis include none of
Jtrikinjj importance , and conditions main
ly afford encouragement for the future.
Movements , of jjpiernl mwclKiauisa no
extend to seasonable proportions , r.rul re
tail trade liorp a : d at iht- interior is fa
vorably stimulated by lower trmppratiirea.
Staple eoiiinioaitii-s remain in fair re
quest for early < hipnu-t , the attendance
of buyers in the wholesale branches liclny
well maintained , ami the deep water ways
convention brought large numbers of vis
itors , who hough : freely at t < he fall open
ings in fashionable lines , satisfactory ab
sorption bpitig made of apparel , millinery ,
footwear and house furiiisliings.
Chicago steam road returns testify to
increasing freight toi.iiage. of finished
products antf heavy materials , and re
ceipts disclose further recovery in crud
supplies for conversions.
Live stock arrivals make the hest r.cgre-
gate in some time past , although shortage
is yet fek in hogs ami beeves.
Stocks of provisions in store have un
dergone rapid reduction during the last
tliirty days , and easier values induced
more liberal buying and heavy east-bound
Cash grain markets were duller than
u-as expected , but futures became active
upon reports of political troubles in Eu
Manufacturing indicates that machin
ery and labor have become more fully
engaged. Furnace product is in raiher
quiet demand for the iir > t quarter of 11JJX ) ,
and prices waver , but there is si-adier
activity at the steel mills. earshop - and
foundries , and closer working to capacity
in farm implements , heavy hardware , ma
chinery and electric appliances.
Bank clearings. $ lio7.J-17,3t : > l , arc 4.U
per cent -under tihose of t-orrcspondinf
week of 1007.
Failures reported in the Chicago di9
trict numbered twenty-live , against twen
ty-seven last week and twenty-four a year
ago. Those with liabilitipffoverK)0
number five , against six last week auJ
nine in 11)07. )
Although trade reports are somewhat
irregular in character , owing largely to
varying weather conditions in difToreut
sections of the country and uncertainties
caused by impending elections , thr- gen
eral undertone is toward sustains ! im
Country trade has been conipnrarively
quiet , because the farmers have ht"-n tak
ing advantage of the ideal weather to
complete their harvesting. However , the
heavy marketing of crops has bo n for
an increased railway .tonnage antl im
proved collections considerably , while exports - t
ports of whr-at are he.ivy.
Business failures in the United States
for the week ending Oct. S number LMG ,
against 22 , " ) last week , 102 in the lika
week of 1007. 192 in 10CO , IS : ' , in I'-Oo
and 100 in 1001. Business failures for
the week in Canada number thirty-one ,
as against thirty-six la-t week and twen
ty-four In this week in 1907. Brad-
street's Commercial Report.
Chicago Cattlf , common to prime ,
$4.00 to $7.50 ; hogs , prime heavy , $ -1.00
to SG.70 ; sheep , fair to choice , -V.'i.OO
to $3.00 ; wheat , Xo. 2 , $1.00 to $1.01 ?
corn , No. 2 , 77c to 70e ; oats , standard ,
47c to 4Sc ; rye. Xo. 2 , T.JC to 7Gc ; hay ,
timothy. $ S.OO to $12.tK ) ; prairie , SS.OO
to $11.00 : butter , choice creamery. 23o
to 27c ; egg * , frosto. 10c to 23c ; potatoes ,
per bushel , T 7c to G-ic.
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping. S.'I.OO-
to $6.75 ; hozs. good to choice heavy ,
$3.50 to $ G.77 : sheep , common to prime ,
S2.50 to $3.75 : whpat. Xo. 2. ! > Sc to
Ji9c ; corn. Xo. 2 white. 77c to 7Sc ; oats ,
Vo. 2 white. 40c to 50c.
St. Louis Cattle , $4.50 to $7.50 ; hogs , .
$4.00 to $0.70 : sheep , $3.00 to $1.50 ;
wheat , Xo. 2. .7-1.03 to $1.05 : corn. Xo. 2 ,
73c to 75c ; oats. Xo. 2 , 47c to 49c : rye ,
Xo. 2 , 77c to 71 ie.
Cincinnati Cattle.1.00 to $5.25 ;
hogs , $4.00 to $ G. 5 ; sheep. $3.0l > to-
$3.75 ; wheat , Xo. 2. $1.02 to $1.03 : corn ,
Xo. 2 mixed , 77c to 7Se ; oats. Xo. 2
mixed , 50c to 51 c ; rye. Xo. 2. 7Sc to SOc.
Detroit C'attle. $4.00 to $4.70 : hogs , .
-1.00 to $ .5.85 : sh ep , $2.50 to $3.50 ;
wheat , Xo 2. $1.01 to S02 ; corn. Xo. 3
yellow. SOc to Sic ; oats. Xo. 3 white ,
SOc to 52c : rye. Xo. 2. 77c to 7Sc.
Milwaukee -Wheat. Xo. 2 northern , .
$1.00 to .71.01 : corn. Xo. 3 , 77e to 79c ;
oats , standard. 50c to 51c ; rye. Xo. 1 , .
7Dc to TGc : barley , Xo. 1 , G5c to GGc ;
pork , mess , $14.25.
Buffalo Cattle , choice shipping stfprs ,
$4.00 to $ G.40 : hogs , fair to choice , "LOO-
to $ G.25 : sheep , common to good i. xod ,
$4.00 to $4.75 ; lambs , fair to rlioSt , .
$5.00 to $7.10.
Xew York Cattle. S4.00 to $ i5.fiO ;
hogs. $3.50 to $ G.50 ; sheep , $3.h > t -
4-50 : wheat. Xo 2 red. $107 to $1.08 ;
corn , Xo. 2. S-'ic to S4c : oats , natural
svhite. T 2c to 53c : butter , creamery. 24 -
27c ; egg ? , western. 20c to 25c.
Toledo Wheat , Xo. 2 miicd. Ofle to-
F1.01 ; corn , Xo. 2 mixed , 7Sc to 79c ;
iatfi , No. 2 mixed. 49c to 50c ; rye. No. ,
, 77c to 7Sc ; clover seed. October , $5.45.
TRADE AND DTDUSTBY.
A Salem , Mass. , after a continuous-
tzistence in the hands of the same fam-
ly. the oldest store in America has been
dosed , ending a career of 104 years. The
jresent owner will devote his time t -
lie development of an invention.
Officials of the International Paper '
Company have announced that several X
nills which have been
shut down for our
veeks will be started within a few ( Jays. !
Che plants were closed because the mea
eftised to accept a reduction of 10 par
ent in wages. '
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