The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 23, 1906, Page 8, Image 8

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    8 NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY MAKCII 23.1906.
DISTINGUISHED GENERAL VISITED -
ED NORFOLK OFTEN.
FOUGHT REDS AT DATTLE CREEK
In the Winter of 1859 the Pawnees As.
snulted Whites , Leaving Destruction
In Their Path Thayer Subdued
Them Visited Colonel Cotton.
Thn Into General John M. Tlmycr ,
Nebraska's governor from 1887 to
1801 , visited Norfolk iniiny ( lines dur
ing his administration , and tins since
thou very fteqiUMilly been n guest In
the city. When he eiuuo to Norfolk
ho wiiR Inxn-'ii'1' ' * entertained ut the
homo of bin fr end , Colonel S. S. Cot
ton.
"My first meeting wtth Oonoral
Thiiyor , " Riilil Colonel Col ton todny ,
"was during hlfl first term as governor -
or , at ono of the coininoncoinont ox-
orclfios of the Norfolk schools. I wan
then on the hoard of education and
was requested lo otitortaln Governor
Thayer , who o.ivtno to dollvor the ad-
drofls to the graduating chiRR. Wo bo-
nuno very fond of him and while ho
wna hero ho said that there was to ho
a Grand Army reunion of the Htato
volorniiR hold In Norfolk soon and
asked If It would ho agreeable to ua
to ontortaln him at our homo. Wo
wore delimited at the prospect and ho
lid stay with us during Hint big re
union.
"During his administration as governor -
ornor ho visited the state Insane hos
pital hero about once a month and wo
always Insisted on ontertalnliiR him.
After ho loft the oftlco ho made It a
point , to visit UB about once a year.
"Whllo hero , General Thayer told
us some of his experiences fighting
Indians In the early days. The pres
ent town of Hattlo Creek derived Its
name from a battle foiiRht under Ills
command with the Pawnees. The In
dians down around 1'romont had boon
atoalliiR cattle from the Heltlers until
the settlers became out of patience
and , under orders from General Grant ,
started out. At Iluttlo Crook they
met. Hero the Indiana rushed out and
declared , each one , 'Mo Rood Indian. '
"Hut General Thayer Insisted that
the rods RVO ! up the guilty parties who
had committed a crime further down
the Elkhom. Finally the Rullty ones
wore Riven up and were tied to the
rear onda of the waRona and Htarted
away with the soldiers as prlsonors.
In some manner the Indians escaped.
"nurltiR the preliminaries to this
hattlo Governor Illack , who was also
at the scone of conflict , was for the
most part ptetty well Intoxicated. Ho
ordered ono of the aoldlors to go to
Columbus and bring him a half barrel
of whisky. The soldier asked General
Thayer what to do and General Thayer -
or told him to pay no attention to the
governor. The governor wna then
placed In an ambulance with a guard
around It and after ho sobered up , ho
thanked General Thayer for the ser
vice. "
The last letter received at the Cot
ton homo from General Thayer was a
year ago In February when the dis
tinguished Nebraskan wrote in answer
to a birthday note , llo said In this
loiter that ho was afraid ho could uov-
or make another trip to Norfolk , and
ho feared ho would never again see
Ills Norfolk friends In this life.
MADISON.
Company F , First Nebraska National
Guard , utood Inspection before Captain
Wllcox of the U. S. army last night.
All officers were present and the com
pany made a most credltablo showing.
Mrs. John H. Ronlclus. wlfo of one
of the older settlers , died hero Sunday
and was burled Monday. Her death
was caused by paralysis of the mus
cles of the "throat so she could not
swallow. Her husband and three sons
survive her. She was 05 years old.
Miss Martha Glltuer , of the Ninth
grade. Is the winner In the High school
declamatory contest hold hero In tin
opera house last night. Misses Hello
Glllosplo and Claire Fichtor were the
other contestants. Miss Olltner Is
from the country , the daughter of Mr
and Mrs. John Gtltner , who live bo
tweou here and Hattlo Creek , In Fair
view precinct. She will represent
Madison at the district contest before
the teachers at Norfolk In April.
Speaking of Mayor S-nlth's admlnls
tratlon. both executive and financial
it has several points to commend It
The debts It Incurred are amply covered
erod by property In the shape of a
first class water and light 'ilant the
Income from which will oventualb
liquidate them all.
Wo have an excellent chief of po
lice who makes for preservation o
peace and the protection of property
The water commissioner Is a gooi
man for the city , though ho has not
the manners of a Chesterfield , ho un
derstnnds and does well the work for
which ho Is paid. The saloon quos
tlon has been handled In a practlca
way and all public Improvements have
made for progress. There is some op
position against the bond proposition
among the property holders , and as
a two-thirds vote la required It maj
not carry. .
John Horst contested the nomlna
Uon for councilman In the Secoiu
ward with George Wycoff , the present
incumbent , and defeated him by a
small majority. John Horshain and
O. H. GIHespIo were nominated for
members of the school board.
The attendance at the citizen's con
vontlon held hero last night betokened
a healthy Interest in municipal affairs
C. H. Kmlth and Peter Hubondall were
the ( Miidulnioii for mayor. Mr. Smith
Is tli < > present Incumbent and In miry-
Ing his third term. Mr. liiihondall hold
the olllco In the latter nineties. Voting
ing In convention was by the Austra-
linn ballot tystom , two clerks recordIng -
Ing the immo of each voter. S02 votes
were cast , of which Smith received
III ) and Itubendall 1)2. )
DUTTE PEOPLE DELIEVE THEY
WILL GET NEW RAILROAD.
AN EXTENSION FROM O'NEILL '
It IB Said That a Great Northern Offi
cial Has Deen In Outte Within the
Past Few Days , Talking With Duel-
ness Men There ,
The Great Northern railroad will ox-
end Its line northwest from O'Neill ,
Nob. , to Hullo , In Hoyd county , and
hence northwest Into the virgin torrl-
ory of the Hosobud reservation , If
he buslnoHH men of Hullo guess right.
Within the past two or three days an
illlelal of the railroad , said to bo the
general passenger agent , has been In
lutlo , turning with some of the prln-
Ipal business men of that , thriving
Hiunty Heat and It Is firmly believed
hat the road will bo built. Aa a fur
ther evidence to back up their hopes ,
ho Hullo people point lo the fact that
ho Great Northern road has recently
iiircbnsed an old railroad grade , once
aid out and surveyed , between O'Neill
mil Hutto , and It Is said that this
grade will be used Jiy the Great North-
srn In UH extension.
"Thoro Is a great deal of railroad
all ; In Hutto this week , " said Dr.
Realty of that city In Norfolk last
light , "and the people of the town bo-
love that the prospocls for gelling the
road are better than they have ever
icon In the world before.
"The Hosebud reservation territory
s too big a tract for the Northwestern
o handle all alone , according to
Jiitto's way of figuring , and wo con-
Idently think Hutto'a railroad has
come at last. "
The Great Northern road runs from
Sioux City to O'Neill , by way of Plain-
view , and an extension of this road
ip Into the Rosebud would throw con
siderable of the grain and stock of
hat section Into Sioux City , St. Paul
uid Minneapolis. The people of that
section lend more of an oar to the
word "railroad" because of Ilio fact
that Hill has been stretching out his
lues from Sioux City to Ashland , and
s evidently making an effort to grid
ron Nebraska with rails.
Notice of City Election.
Notice la hereby given to the qual-
fled voters of the city of Norfolk , Ne
braska , that the annual election of
said city will bo hold in the different
wards on Tuesday , April 3 , 190G , for
the purpose of electing
Ono mayor , ono city clerk , ono city
treasurer , ono city engineer , ono coun
cilman from the First ward , ono coun
cilman from the Second ward , ono
councilman from the Third ward , one
councilman from the Fourth ward.
The polling places In the different
wards shall bo as follows :
First ward at city hall.
Second ward at Second ward hoao
house.
Third ward at Anton Huchholz resi
dence. 421 South Fifth street.
Fourth ward at Fourth ward hose
house.
Polls shall remain open In each of
the said polling places from 0 o'clock
In the forenoon until 7 o'clock In the
evening of said day.
Dated Norfolk , Nebraska , March 2.
1900.
Attest : John Friday ,
Julius HulfT , Mayor.
Clork.
Battle Creek.
Urnest Solffort of Norfolk was visit
ing here Sunday with his brother and
family.
Fred Werner was hero from Mead
ow Grove Saturday.
Earl Cartnoy went west Saturday on
a business trip.
W. C. James , district deputy head
consul for the M. W. A. , of Norfolk , Ib
bore rounding up the Woodmen. This
oiX'iuibntion will have another extra
wooden mooting here ou March 27.
Miss Mattie Ingoldsby , assistant
principal of our high school , was visitIng -
Ing Sunday at the home of W. H. War
ner at Ulllsdalo.
Wm. Xutz was visiting bore Monday
from Norfolk.
Miss Huth Phlpps of Omaha Is hereon
on an extended visit at , the Ingoldsby
home and with other relatives and
friends.
John Lulow and family of Hmcrlck
were visiting hero Tuesday at the
Jacob SchlacK home.
H. U. Lyman went down to Omaha
Tuesday ou business.
Wm. Roberts was a visitor here from
Tlldon Monday.
Rudolph Hlelch , who advertised In
The News , has rented his farm to
Oscar Lewis of Meadow Grove.
The Infant boy of Mr. and Mrs. Hen
ry Otjen , who are living on the James
Kent place , was christened Sunday
afternoon al Iholr homo by Rev. J.
Hoffman. At this occasion a social
was given to relatives , friends and
neighbors.
Wenzol Koryta was hero Monday on
business from Pierce.
J. L. Whlsnmn has opened up a
shop , whore ho repairs watches , clocka
and jewelry.
NEVEL PURCHASED ONE HUNDRED -
DRED DUSHELS OF CORN.
LOADED IT WITH A SHOT GUN
Peculiar Complication Which Arose
Over the Purchase of Some Corn
Near Long Pine and Which Landed
Dan Nevel In Jail.
Long Pine , Neb. , March 121. Special
to The News : Dan Novel , an eccen
tric farmer living about two miles
south of town , la In trouble a second
tlmo for stealing. At a milo a few
weeks ago he bought 100 bushels of ear
corn out of a crib , which waa supposed
to contain -100 bushels. Ho was a
little alow In hauling hla corn and the
parties that bought the other ItOO bush
els , hauled their corn out first and ho
found only about 115 bushels out of his
100. In the meantime a Mr. Goblor
had moved ( into the place and had put
bin corn In the crib. Mr. Novel decid
ed not lo ho cheated out of hla corn ,
so taking Ills shot gun ho made up the
100 bushels out of Cobler'a corn , and
It IB alleged that he threatened lo shoot
Coblor If ho Inlorforod. Coblor a were
out a warrant for hla arrest and Sher
iff Marsh of Rock county took Mr.
Ne\el to llasselt to await trial.
THURSDAY TIDINGS.
Mrs. Moorman of Hatllo Creek waa
In I ho city yesterday.
G. M. Krause baa gone to Plalnvlow
this week to attend a wedding.
Mrs. Cross of Sioux City Is visiting
with Mrs. C. H. Vail at the Oxnard.
Airs. W. Mead of Madison was In
Norfolk yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. M. H. Davis of Tlldon Is visit
ing with Mra. C. 13. Hurnham.
. W. H. Hucholz returned last night
from a business trip to Omaha.
Fred Braasch went to Omaha last
night with a carload of stock for mar
ket.
ket.Will
Will Jay , part owner of the Hook
Store , la In the city from Lincoln to
day.
day.John
John Davenport has returned from
a trip to Sioux City and will leave to
day for hla homo at Klgln.
II. W. Howell , traveling freight and
passenger agent for the Milwaukee , la
In the city today from Omaha ,
P. M. Fulton of Hurke , S. D. , ono of
the now towns on the Rosebud reser
vation , was in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kronzcon of SUuilou
were hero yesterday visiting Mrs. Bertha -
tha Pllgor and consulting Mr. Slltt In
regard to plans for a now residence.
Mr. Kron/cen Is a merchant of Stan-
ton.
ton.H.
H. 1C. King , who has been doing
street work on The News for the past
two months , left at noon for West
Point. After vlaltlng Ihoro for a few
days ho will go lo Oklahoma , whore
his father Is engaged in business.
Mlssoa Halo and O'Neill were in
Norfolk yesterday from Hattle Creek.
R. 13. Williams returned last night
from Omaha , where no had been visitIng -
Ing since Sunday.
Miss Mary Johnston , who has a po
sition at the hospital , visited her pa
rents , Mr. ami Mra. Donald Johnston
at Wainon'llo over Sunday.
Adrian Craig made a trip to Madl-
sou yesterday , to attend the meeting
of the county commissioners.
Superintendent C. II. Reynolds of
the Northwestern , was In Lincoln yes-
terdnv looking after business of the
road.
road.Miss
Miss Hnlnnmn. who had been visit
ing since Monday with Mrs. W. W.
Roberts , loft at noon for her home In
Nlobrara.
Floyd Hull , news agent on the M. &
O. Ir.un between Norfolk and Sioux
City , who hnd been III for several davs ,
was able to bo up and about today and
will resume bis run tomorrow.
Kd Flyuti nas arrived In the city foi
a visit at the homo of his parents. Ik
had. until lecently , been working In
a drug store at Carroll , Nob. , but hie
employer sold out. Mr. Flynn has not
as yet determined just whore he will
locate.
Fred Sprechor , a city mail carrier
is taking an examination aa locomo
live fireman today. George Molster
the regular aubstilulo , Is handling his
route for three daya. Mr. Sprechei
will probably enter the railway ser
vice , ns mere is said lo bo a good
opening at the present time , because
of increased train service about to be
installed Into Shoshoni , Wyo.
Mrs. Thomas Patras Is 111 today.
Mrs. W. H. Clark Is ou tlio sick list
today.
Gus Werner has finished repalnllni ;
his homo on Soulh Fifth street.
A daughter was welcomed at the
homo of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Forb yea
torday morning.
The Ladles guild of Trinity churcli
will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2:3 : (
with Mrs. Klsie Desmond. All mom
bora are asked to attend.
The Norfolk board of education has
Installed a now typewriter In the higli
school building for use by the score
tary , auporlnlondent and olher per
sons connected with the work.
Mrs. Dr. Malzen , who recently sub
milled lo an oporalion at Tlldcn , IE
improving nicely and la now so nearlj
well that the doctor thinks she will be
able lo come homo by Sunday.
The Highland Nobles have organized
a drill team. Sixteen young ladles be
long to the organization and splendid
now robes have been ordered for the
use of the team.
Mark Murphy has been appointed at
rural carrier on route 1 out of Fairfax-
S. D. , with John Murphy as substl
tuto. William H. Boyer has been ap
pointed postmaster at Fort Nlobrara
vice J. O. Vincent , resigned.
Henry Haaao tried a long dlatanco
call of extraordinary longlh last night
over telephonewlroa. . Ho attempted
to talk with Mra , Haaso , at Merrill ,
'Wla. The telephone compaiilea made
the connection alright but there were
so many branches of wire used In It
that the conversation waa not conveyed
audibly.
A requisition haa been Issued by
Governor Mickey for the return of
Frank Donner of Antelope count } ,
from Spokane. Donner la charged
with stealing two steers from John
Thompson , waa tried and convicted at
Nellgh and waa awaiting hla sentence
there when he broke jail and escaped.
Shcrlff.1. D. Miller has gone after him.
S. G. Hunter , a prominent Iowa pol
itician , spent a few days thla week
with his brother , J. H. Hunter , near
Norfolk. Mr. Hunter went to Madi
son to look after bridge contracts and
left for home today. Ilia picture ap
peared In a Sioux City paper Tuesday
of this week , ho being mentioned In
connection with a prominent ofllce In
that atato for thla year.
Frank Roach , tralnmastei of the
Chicago & Northwestern at Fremont ,
Is reported xorloualy ill. He was tak
en slcic two WCOKS ngo wnn pneumo
nia and bus boon having a hard aloge.
The last reports were lliat ho was still
a very sick man Mr. Roach Is well
and favorably known In Norfolk and
ho haa many friends here who will
wish him speedy recovery.
" 1 am a voter , " said a voice over
the telephone this morning , "and I will
vote for any man for mayor who will
pledge himself to order the removal
of all screeiiB and obstructions from
saloons and clear them of all lables
and chairs. " Then the lolephono
clicked and the voice faded In the dis
tance. It is feared that the require
ment a of Mr. Voter will preclude him
from voting at the coming city elec
tion.
Saioonmen of Norfolk are beginning
to circulate their petitions for license
applications which will be presented
to the city council. Present Indlca
tlons point to twelve saloons and five
drug stores which will petition for li
censes this year. According to the
present law on the matter , It is nec
essary In a ward of sixty freeholders
or more to got thirty signatures and
In a ward of lesa than sixty , to got a
majority.
Carl Luke , a farmer living five and
a half miles cast of the city , was In
jured In a runaway accident at the
Norfolk avenue bridge over the North-
fork river atr'fi o'clock last night. Ho
fell out of the wagon and subtained a
severe wound In his cheek. Ho was
brought back to the ofllco of Dr. Pil-
gor In a cab and his wound dressed.
Ho was kept in the office for a couple
of hours and then , as no serious aymp-
toma developed , ho waa taken home.
Hla team was caught near the Froy-
thaler park , and taken home.
At the meeting of the Wednesday
club held with Mrs. Wynn Ralnbolt
yesterday afternoon , all the officers
were re-elected as follows : Mrs. G.
D. Huttcrflcld , president ; Mrs. W. II.
H. Ilagoy , vice president ; Mrs. A.
Boar , secretary and treasurer. A com
mittee on program was selected con
sisting of Mesdamcs Wynn Ralnbolt ,
D. Mathowson , N. M. Dolsen. This
was the last regular meeting of the
year , but a special meeting will bo hold
about two weeks later to consider
program for the next year's work.
J. W. Humphrey of this city narrow
ly escaped serious accident or death
In an acetylene gas explosion at Hill
City , S. D. , out In the Black Hills. It
occurred in the store of Mr. McNlah ,
a brother of Miss Mattie McNlsh. Mr.
Humphrey sat in the store along to
ward evening and realized that the
store was very highly saluratcd with
acetylene gas , and thought It best to
get out. Five minutes after ho had
left the store he heard a loud crash
behind him. The store gas plant ,
which stood in a corner , had exploded.
Mr. McNlsh sustained a badly blis
tered face , the front door waa hurled
out of Its socket In the face of a news
paper man , whoso head was jabbed
through the glass , cutting his face bad
ly. His hip was also Injured. A lire
followed the explosion.
According to the Army and Navy
Journal , the bureau of navigation took
Important action last week when they
decided to establish at Norfolk , Vir
ginia , a school for the training of ma
chinists for the navy. It should be
remembered that , heretofore , the navy
haa taken machinists from civil life
and trained them as engineers on
board ship. A certain number of
those maohlnisls are given warrant
rank in the navy , and a number of
machinists and engineers from civil
life are also permitted to lake the ex-
amlnallon , which Is competitive.
These warrant machinists are now el
igible for promotion to the commis
sioned rank of ensign. Under the now
plan It is believed that a much bettor
class of men will bo obtained for coal
passers and the desertions consequently
quently greatly diminished. The
scheme provides for the selection
from among the apprentice seamen
of a certain number for duty as coal
passers , who , during their first enlist
ment , may through merit attain the
rating of fireman , second class , then
flroman , first class , and fli.ally , the
potty ofllcer rank of water tender.
Those firemen and water tenders thus
selected who show any special me
chanical ingenuity or adrptability ,
and who are recommended by their
commanding olllcers , on tl'oir reenlistment -
listmont will bo assigned to the school
for the Irainlng of machinists at Nor
folk , and will bo given a nine months'
course there , and when graduated
made machinists in the navy. From
this grade they will ho able to attain
the rank of warrant machinist.
Calumet makes
light , digestible
wholesome food.
Economy
Only one heap
ing teaspoonful
is needed for one
quart of flour.
RUMORED THAT ROAD MAY BE
BUILT TO YANKTON.
SURVEYORS HAVE BEEN HERE
A Gang of Railroad Surveyors Came
to Norfolk a Week Ago Tuesday
and Worked North For a Day and a
Half , Beginning Near Sugar .Factory
Is the Union Pacific railroad plan
ning to build an extension from Nor
folk to Yankton , over the old Norfolk ,
Yankton & Southern railway grade ?
This rumor has been afloat among
railroad men In this secllon of Nebraska -
ka for a couple of weeks and those
who take stock In the story claim that
it is further proven by the fact that
a gang of railroad surveyors wore in
Norfolk a week ago yesterday , workIng -
Ing north of town.
It Is said that the surveyors arrived
In town unannounced , loafed around
the Union Pacific round house for a
time and then worked north , starting
from about the point of the sugar fac
tory. A day and a half later they re
turned to Norfolk and then loft town.
The fact that there is a grade al
ready established between Norfolk
and Yanklon IB pointed lo as one con
dition which makes the rumor seem
to have foundation. At Yankton , , if
the road were extended , It would con
nect with the Milwaukee.
Building Addition to House.
An addition on the rear end of his
home is being built by D. C. Herring-
ton today.
NATIONAL LIVE STOCK COMMIS
SION CO.
View of the Live Stock Markets at
South Omaha , C. A. Mallory ,
Manager.
South Omaha , March 22. Beef Cat
tle ; As suggested in our letter last
week , the receipts of catllo show a
good increase1 , and although several of
the markets suffered a considerable
decline in beef cattle , our market ruled
active throughout , although prices for
the leant desirable beef steers sold 10
to 15c lowei than the high time this
season.
Common , rough and "shrlnky" cattle
always suffer most when the supply is
liberal and the general market wenk.
Choice cattle weighing 1250 and 1450
are scarce , which accounts for the
quotations appearing lower here by
comparison , but quality and condition
considered , this market Is In good
shape.
Hutrher stock Fat cows and heif
ers are only In fair supply , and with a
strong demand , prices have been well
maintained with these grades still sell
ing higher in proportion than steers.
Cnnnora and cutters are also selling
well , and all kinds of bulls except the
poor thin kinds are going at about
steady price-s. Milk cows and other
dairy cattle that are all right , includ
ing veal calves , went with ready sale.
Stackers and feeders. The Increase
in the rocolpls this week has been all
in the beef grades and with a brisk
demand for good to choice stackers
and feeders , outside prices have been
sustained. Common to fair steers are
selling at the usual discount , but any
thing desirable is picked up quickly
at full avoragep rices.
If we have any material Increase In
receipts this season , sve believe It will
be during the next two weeks , and wo
again suggest that any one desiring
anything In this line this season , cor
respond with us freely and place their
orders as soon as they can use them.
Prospects. From our best Informa
tion and according to our Judgment ,
we lXk for liberal receipts of all
kinds of cattle the balance of this
month , and do not expect any Improve
ment in values. Wo would not be sur
prised to see some further reaction on
most grades during that time , but wo
are hero first , and will do our best to
keep on the top. Our special reports
from all sections show au average of
10 to 15 per cent in the number of cat
tle on feed March 1 , compared with
last year , but a growing tendency to
put more cattle in the feed lots for a
later market. Wo atlll fool friendly to
the market for fat cattle during the
next few months , and Invite corres
pondence from any ono engaged in the
business.
Hogs , Although the big packers , es
pecially in Chicago , have tried hard
for the past ten daya to force a per-
munent decline In the hog market they
only succeeded in bringing about tem
porary and slight reactions and av
erage prices continue within about 10
cents of the best prices of the season.
The weakest feature as we have not
ed before In connection with the hog
situation , was the difference between
the price of provisions and hogs. Thla
has been largely overcome * by the con
tinuous advance In provisions until the
prices at present are about on a par
with hogs.
The export and home demand for all
kinds of poik products , especially lard ,
continues heavy and the packers have
not been able to accumulate any
stocks , and from the best information
we can obtain the available supply of
heavy hogs is not at all excessive , and ,
while we believe the receipts will con
tinue liberal for the near future , wo
still have confidence in the market and
believe good hogs bought to sell hero
from $0.00 to $5.25 will be all right
next week. The range in prices is
quite narrow , light hogs in Chicago
selling right close to med'um ' and
heavy hogs. This is largely caused by
the weakness In the market for corn ,
and the fact that eight hogs at present
prices are good property to hold as
long ns they are healthy and growing
well.
well.Tho
The "National's" system of handling
their hog business at South Omaha
with an experienced salesman in each
of the two divisions Is proving a great
success as every one who stops to con
sider this feature of the business can
readily understand that under these
conditions all consignments rocelvo
prompt and proper attention and that
there Is a saving In cripples and
shrinkage.
We look for fairly liberal receipts
for the near future and do not think
hogs will sell much above $0.25 on an
average the balance of this month , but
we would not be surprised to see still
better prices later in the season.
The sheep and lamb situation at all
markets is still in bad shape as re
ceipts are far In excess of the demand ,
and the qualily is becoming poorer.
Strictly choice fat sheep are selling
well at prices about 25 cents lower
than last week's extreme high polnL
Best owes $5.15 , the good class selling
from $ l.7'j to $5.00 , prime wethers and
yearlings $5.05 to $5.75. As the ex
port market Is considerably higher the
demand for heavy sheep suitable for
this purpose is away out of proportion
to the demand for stuff for domestic
consumption. Prime export wethers
are selling from $ d,00 to $ l,2n. !
\Ve do not look for any increase in
the proportion of matured sheep at any
of the markets during the next few
.weeks , consequently there Is no ques
tion of the demand and prices being
good.
The lamb situation is as much to the
contrary from sheep as it could pos
sibly be. All classes of lambs are a
drug on the market. Packers are buy
ing only the strictly choice grades and
then only In Hmlled numbers. The
extreme top for what might be termed
hand-made goods is $ G,50 , with lambs
that ordinarily soil for top prices sell
ing from $0.20 to $0.35. Feeders are
buying fully 75 per cent of all the lamb
stuff offered for sale , the demand be
ing best for those that will shear good
fleeces and weighing from 75 to 85
Ibs , prices ranging from $0.10 to $0.5. ; !
I < amb weighing from 00 to 70 Ibn.
are aelllng from $5.75 to $0.00 and
lighter lambs as low as $5.00. Wo do
not look for any lot up in lamb shipments -
ments during the next few weeks and
theio is no prospect of any permanent
Improvement in values.
During the past week we have had
a little sheared stuff which sells read
ily as they are making big yields of
meat. All prices for clipped stuff are
from 75 cents to $1.00 per hundred
less than prices for wooled stuff.
The "National" continues to hold
the front seat on sheep and lamb sales
as will bo seen from the list shown
below of the stuff we have handled
during the past week.
As conditions at the different mar
kets change so materially from day lo
day we suggest lo all shippers that
they communicate with us before mak
ing their final decision as to whore to
market their stuff. No money can bo
made by shipping past the Missouri
river markets as Iho bulk of the stuff
selling hero Is bringing fully as much
as the same class Is bringing in Chicago
cage , and with markets going lower
every day , the more tlmo spent on the
road the less net money there will bo
at the end of the shipment