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Betting; in Reading for the Sesiion of the
Miaiag Congres.
thllkoot District Primlifi to He An
other Cripple Creek, Mlaea There
Carrying the Mac Klad
f Ore.
DEADWOOD, 8. D.. ITec' 21. (Special.)
The executive committee of the American
Mining congress met in Dead mood Mat
Thursday for the purpose of drafting arti
cles of incorporation and a constitution
and bylaws. There were present at the
meeting: Hon. J. A. Richards of Boise
City, Idaho, president of the congress; Prof,
"i. R. Buckley of Missouri, second vice
president; S. W. Russell of Deadwood, first
vice president, and Irwin Mahnn of Scran
ton, I'a., secretary of the congress. It bad
been the Intention of incorporating tha
American Mining congress under the laws
of the state of South Dakota, but after a
consultation with the leading lawyers of
the Black Hills It was found that the limita
tions of the atatutes of this state pre
sented obstacles' which would work a detri
ment to the congress In certain things, so
ft was resolved at the meeting to apply to
the state of Colorado for a charter, and to
Incorporate under the laws of that state.
' Katertalnateat Money Pledged.
The members of the executive committee,
alnce their arrival In the Black Hills, have
been the guests of , the Black Hills Mining
Men's association, and at the meeting of
the association on Thursday night were
the guests of honor. At that meeting the
Work which the association has done toward
raising the necessary funds for the enter
tainment of the members of the American
Alining congress, which will hold its first
meeting under Its new charter In i)eadwood
and Lead, was shown, and the sum raised
te date amounts to $5,000, with $10,000 more
pledged by the different big mining com
panies of the Hills. The committee fin
ished its work Thursday afternoon, and it
will be submitted to the congress at Its
first meeting for ratification and adoption.
The Black Hills Mining Men's association
ha taken hold of the matter of the coming
meet-ing of the congress in dead earnest,
and were it to be held tomorrow It would
find everything prepared for the meeting.
The association has been actively at work
adding to the costly collection of minerals
which it gathered at the time of the
quarto-centennial exposition held In this
city, and when the congress meets next
year It will possess the finest collections
of orea and minerals In the west, and the
most costly.
Hlval for Cripple Creek.
KEYSTONE, S. IX, Dec. 21. (Special.)
The Chllkoot district of the southern Hills
Is producing some mines which will not be
long In attracting attention, and mines,
too, the product of which will make the
district famour. This district Is the only
one In the black Hills which resembles
la Its characteristics the Cripple Creek dis
trict of Colorado4.' The geological forma
tions and the ore taken from the mines
re the same In everything and will prove
to be as rich. Several of the properties
which are hetnr worked in the district are
producing a very fair quality of ore, not-
withstanding the fact that very little work
bat been done on any of them. Ono of
the best developed properties is that of the
tvanhoe company, which has lately resumed
work on its shaft, which la following down
a flve-foo' vein 'of ore. Assays from the
vein, will go from $19 .to $35 a ton gold.
The ore Is a free mllllnz nroDosltlon. the
poncen.trates from which., are Bald to be j
very rich-, and the company is now making '
arrangements to ship a carload of it either
te Denver or Omaha for treatment.
Baya Old Water niiht.
CUSTER CITY, S. D.'. Dec. 11. (Special.)
The old 8prlng creek and Rockervtlie
Bume and. water right has been sold,, and '
It Is rumored that the purchaser has been
I. A. Baxter, who is putting in the smelter
Bt Sheridan, Pennington county. The water
power w'll be utilized to ran the electric
light plant which will be built by the Da
kota-Calumet Copper Mining company at i
that place, but It will require a great deal '
of repairing before it will be In condition
to furnish power for that rurpose. The ;
Bume was built In 1880 by Captain West at .
.an expense of $80,000 and was' used for the
purpose of bringing water to miners work
ing the high burs along the banks of the ,
treek. It never was 'a paying investment.
for after the water had been brought to
the ground most of It failed to pay even
good wages. It has for many years been
k historical landmark.Tjut has for that
time been of 'no practical use and Its pur
ehaae by Mr. Baxter will undoubtedly be
the means of. putting It to a profitable use
The Empire-Baker group of mines, owned
by William Tarrant and partnera. la one
of the beet group-of claim altuated near
Custer, City. This group of rlalrae con
sists of fourten locations, on all of which
thero Is t showing of ore. Since it has
been In the possession of its present owners
there haa bn 10;)00 expended on It In
development work, and vho expenditure has
not proven a bad investment, in tho opin
ion of Mr. Tarrant", who is giving tho work
bis supervision. This work has been done,
for the most part, on three locations, on
the outcrop of a large vertical, which has
been traced on the surface for ,i width of
over ISO .feet fer the entire length 'of the
three rlalms mentioned. At different places
along Its surface openings have been made,
and from them all ore had been taken
which will assay well. Running through
thla big vein of ore Is a aeam about twelve
leet wldo, which carries free .gold, sad
from which assays running up Into the
hu ad reds of dollars to the ton, gold, have
been made. The average value of this
twelve-foot seam, however. Is about $10
to the ton, but there are occasional pockets
In It which are very rich. The ore Is a
free-milling, concentrating proposition, and
the owners are undecldjd whether to ne
gotiate for a plant or not. aome of them
thlrfklng that the mine will stand a little
further development. Work Is going on
and tho ground seems to be holding its own
Wherever opened on the course of the vein,
and It Is more than probable that the re
sults cf the development work will be the
rectloa of a mill of some kind. The own
rs have recently refused to bond the
round for handsome sums. ,
Produclaar HU-a Ore.
The Bi-Metalllc group of, claims, altu
ated in the same district with the famous
Sunbeam mine, la producing some very rich
ore, but . the vein from which It Is being
taken, a vertical, la a very narrow one, at
(he present depth of the shaft, about
lorty-five feet, belpg but fourten inches
Tide. The ore carries free gold, aud a
ample taken the entire width of the vein,
and aasayed last week, gave a return of 1101
la gold and two ounces in silver to the
Job. The property Is owned by John Wise
and arncctatea, who are working a shift of
four men on It.
Kew Strike la Old District.
HILL CITY, 8. D.. DecA tl. (Special.)
e-A bow strike of rich gold ore has been
pad In the vicinity cf the Tiger
and It Is attracting a great deal of atten
tion from raj&ers o( thia district. The
jlme was when the Bengal Tiger was con
sidered the richest mine la the Black
1111 la, and ll former owner, James Long,
took from It while It was yet a prospect
several small fortunes In specimens, some
of the specimen containing more gold than
quart t. He sent aome of these specimens
tj New Orleans by the request of the man
agement of the exposition which waa he:d
In that city several years ago and they
were confiscated by the management or
lest; at least Mr. Long never heard from
them again. These specimens-' were wcrth
and it la a low estimate $16,000. for they
contained that much gold, and tho collec
tion was a small one. Since that date the
mine, although It continued to pre dues
rich rock, never produced any near as
rich aa before. A. mill was built on the
mine, but it never paid to operate, the
vein from which all the rich ore had been
taken seeming to grow barren as depth
was made on it. It proved to be a "speci
men" mine and, although It still con
tains good ore, a hoodoo seems to fol
low It and of late It has not been worked.
The new strike In the vicinity of this once
famous mine' Is said, however, to be of a
different nature from the strike in the
Bengal Tiger and, while the ore Is rich,
the values appear to be more evenly dla
trbuted through it.
Work on the smelter or the Dakota-Calumet
company is progressing rapidly and
the plant should be In operation shortly
after the first of the year. The other cop
per proposition In the same vicinity, the
Maloney Blue Lead, is developing finely
and the ore In the drifts from the main
tunnel Is growing richer all the time. It
Is said that a smelter will also be erected
on this ground next year. The parties
developing the Blue Lead have placed al
most $100,0(10 Into the work, but tbe ahow.
Ing that It Is now being made seema. to
have warranted their faith In the ground.
northwestern Determined to Keep
Mate Capital on Its Line
of Road.
8IOUX FALLS, 8. D., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The latest development In the campaign
now being waged by friends of the towns
of Mitchell, Huron and Redfleld to secure
the resubmission by the coming session of
the state legislature of the state capital lo
cation question Is an understanding which
Is said to have been reached by the Chi
cago & Northwestern railroad interests,
which at present favor Pierre and are op
posed to the resubmission of the ques
tion. According to seemingly reliable Informa
tion which has been received here, the offi
cials of the railroad company who have
personal charge of the matter of preven
tion, If possible, the removal ef the capi
tal from a town on their line of road, are
preparing to concentrate their-forces-upon
Huron, which Is on their road, If It ap
pears that the removallsts have enough
votes to control the legislature and resub
mit the capital location question.
Prisoner Sets Himself on Fire.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Dee. 21. (Special.)
County Coroner Hawkins of this city was
today notified of the death, under unusual
circumstances, of a man whose name Is
said to be Chester Weatherham, at Oar
retaon, this (Minnehaha) county. Weather
ham waa placed In the Oarretson Jail on
the charge of Intoxication. Last night he
in some manner set himself on fire, re
ceiving Injurlec which resulted In' his
death about two hours after. It la be
lieved he by some means secured matches
and started the fire, but whether or not
with suicidal Intent Is not known.
Bonnd to Commit Solelde.
SIOUX FALLS". 8. D., Dec. 21. ISpeclal.)
Edith Blanchard, a young woman who la
employed In a local hotdl, last night, as
the result or a-quarrel with a .sister who
works at the same hotel, attempted to com
mit sulci Je. by drinking a quantity of wood
alcohol. While a physician was working
over her sho Informed him that It was use
less to try(to save .her life,, as she would
make another, and More successful attempt
as soon as an opportunity presented Itself.
It Is said. the girl came, from Spirit. Lake,
la., where her family Is highly respected:
Pardon for Perjurer.
- ' : ' ;
PIERRE, 8. D Dee. 21. (Special.)
Governor HerreicJ haa granted a pardon- to
Patrick Carber, 'who has served1 ti little
over a year on a four-year sentence for
perjury, having been, sent from. Lawrence
county. The pardon had been-recommended
by the pardon board, as well as asked for
by the Jury and presiding Judge of the
court) In which the conviction ' was secured.
Besides It was shown that -the wife, of Car
ber is dying .of consumption and could live
tut a short time. On this showing the
pardon was granted.
Don't Accept Counterfeit.
For piles, skin diseases, sores, cuts
bruises, burns and other wounds nothing
equals DeWltfs Witch Haxel Salve. - Don't
accept counterfeits. .None genuine .except
DeWltfs. "I hsve suffered -since 1865
with protruding, bleeding plies and until
recently could find no permanent relief,"
saya J. F. Oeral! cf St. Paul, Ark." "Finally
I tried DeWltfa Witch Haxel Salve,' which
soon completely cured me."
Kew Company- Is Formed " to Take
Over All Properties of '
Old Coaeern.
NEW YORK, Deo- 21. The American
Bicycle, company committee haa adopted a'
reorganisation plan, filed with 'the Cen
tral Trust company of' New York, which
provide for a new company io acquire the
properties from the old by purchase. '
The new company will issue $2,500,000
t per cent cumulative first preferred stock
for cash redeemable all or any part at '110,
$10,000,000 noo-cumulatlve per cent pre
ferred stock preferential as to both divi
dends snd assets and $10,000,000 common
atock. Holders of the present t per cent
debentures will be entitled to par In sec
ond preferred stock. Preferred atock is en
titled to $50 In new common stock for
each share and to ty first preferred stock
In return for a required assessment of $!
a share. The common' atock Is also as
sessed $9' a share and may receive $9 In
new first preferred stock and $25 Jo new
common atock. .... ,
The stock of the new eompang will be
held under a voting trust, for five years.
A syndicate haa underwritten the cash
payment required.
A Man Badly lajarra.
Or painfully burt, burned, bruised or
wounded gets quick comfort from Bucklen'a
Arnica Salve. It conquers pain. 26c. For
sale by Kuhn Co.
Demaad More Money and Leas Work
trout Santa Fo Cem
ony. LOS ANOELES. Cal., Dec. 21. Efforts
are being made by the general office clerks
of the Santa Fe to form a union. There
are about 150 freight clerka, handler and
checkers In tbe employ of -the. road bare,
who have prepared a schedule which Is now
In the hands of the general superintendent.
In addition to ask'ng for a 40 per cent
Increase In wage the freight and pasaen
ger traffic clerks-require aa eight-hour day
and pay (or overtime. , , -
Jobn W. Bairinger of It- Louis Wag lor",
in Thia Oity.
stabbed by Man Who Attempts to
Commit Palclde Immediately
After Commlttlas the
John- W. Barrlger, who was stabbed to
death by Thompson Morton at St. Louis,
was a native of Omaha, the son of Gen
eral John W. Barriger, who for many years
waa chief commissary of the Department
of the Platte, serving under Generals
Augur and Crook, The family resided on
Caldwell street, near Twenty-sixth, where
tho man killed Friday waa born.
John W. Barrlger was a nephew of D. W.
Barrlger of thla city, who. Is connected
with the Omaha Elevator company, and
who was chief clerk of the eornmlssrtry de
partment while his brother was chief com
missary officer. Mr. Barriger was In Cali
fornia at the time of the tragedy. He ar
rived In Omaha Saturday evening, and In
response to a telegram from his brother,
General Barrlger, left for St. Louis that
Additional details' of the tragedy are as
As the murderer was dragged from hrs
victim, Into whose body he was frantically
attempting to drive a large clasp knife,
Morton swallowed bichloride of mercury.
Froth upon his lips aroused the suspicions
of the policemen who arrested him and
prompt use of the stomach pump prevented
him from carrying out his prearranged plan
of suicide. Barrlger lived but thirty min
utes and made no statement;
As the officers held Morton before hts
victim be said haughtily and without a
vestige of remorse: "He don't need to
Identify me. 1 did it." Later In tbe office
of chief of detectives Morton said: "Gen
tlemen, it Is absolutely useless to question
me; I will not discuss this matter. It
would only Involve others and make more
trouble. I should not have done It."
It Is known that Morton was frequently
employed on construction work with Bar
rlger near Cape Girardeau, Mo., and it Is
said they had some dilutes concerning
their work. Morton was discharged by the
company a few months ago, but It does not
appear that Barrlger was In any way re
sponsible for bis discharge or that the
frlenflly relations of the two men were in
terrupted. -
Barrlger married four years ago Miss
Edith Beck, a beautiful St. Louis girl. He
leaves a young child and his widow.
When Barrlger came to work the morn
ing of the tragedy he seemed to be In
cheerful spirits, and when Morton called at
an office adjoining his own and asked to
see Mr. Barrlger the latter called pleas
antly to Morton to come In. Employes say
the two men conversed in low tones for a
tew minutes before the sound of the scuffle
attracted attention. Barrlger then ran out
Into the hallway, with Morton clinging to
him and brandishing a large knife. In the
hall the two men fell to-tbe floor together,
and before Morton could be subdued he had
driven the knife Into Barrlger's body four
Men and Women Join New Lodge I'n
der American Federation of
- .' "''".'' Labor.
Retail Clerks' union No. 220 waa per
fected at Labor temple yesterday with a
charter membership of ninety-eight. It
charter was obtained from the American
Federation of Labor and tbe permanent or
ganization .waa effected by-Thomas L. Wil
son; fourth vice president of the Inter
national Association of Machinists, who Is
a national' organizer for the American Federation-..
The union was started, and In
fact temporarily organized, about two weeks
ago. ; William Grleb, secretary of, the local
lodge of International Brotherhood of Black
smiths, and . other prominent labor repre
sentative participated In the meetlug.
The clerks elected as their president,
ecretary and treasurer, respectively, Wil
liam 8. Striker, Miss Florence Wheel fr and
Miss Alma Anderson. Women as well as
men are, therefore, members oC the new
Miss Mary L. Gibbon, a stenographer, ad
dressed the meeting, directing hor remarks
particularly to, the members of her own
tex who had. affiliated themselves with the
union. , ' . , '
"It Is high time you girls and women
were Improving your condf'lon," said Mlas
Gibbon. "Do you not 'think you have
worked for $1 a day about a iong as you
The answer to this question . was one
round of enthusiastic, cheers. In which It
waa uotlced all the female members Joined
with a vim; as If to give emphasis to their
Miss Gibbon dwelt upon the necessity
of working women and girls organizing for
self-protection and expressed a hope that
every female clerk in Omaha would join
the clerka' union.
One of the gentleman member of the
new union said he fully expected to sen
the membership reach several hundred In a
very short time.
President of I'nlon Pacific Tarries and
Negotiation Are Re
tarded. No developments In the negotiations for
a settlement of the Union Pacific strike are
probable before the laat of thla week or
the flrat of next. President Burt will not
be In the cUy until Friday and possibly
Saturday, and no ateps are to be taken until
be arrives. He was expected back from
New York sooner than thla, but Information
came from his residence yesterday that be
bad planned to spend Christmas with bis
son In Chicago and would not be In Omaha
until Friday at leaat.
President McNeil of the bollermakers,
who has been in direct communication with
President Burt, is still In Kansas City, but
will be in Omaha to meet Mr. Burt on the
latter return. AII the strike leaders are
anxious for a resumption of negotiations
with Mr.-Burt. who' they hope will come
back from New York prepared to aettle
up all pending differences. No sanguine
expectation are being Indulged in, how
Georae Hayes Gives tp laformatloa
aa to I'alqae Criminal
Career. v
When placed In the "sweatbox." George
Hayes, who was arrested by Detectives
Drummy, Mitchell and Btryker for the theft
of tbe crucifix and altar decorations of St.
Mary Magdalene cMircb, branded himself
aa a professional church robber and jtare
up Information which allowed the officers
to .directly trace to his thievery tbe loss
of property from six different edifices In
Omaha. '
Hayea claim that kl bom Is In Evans-
ton. III., but from articles In his posses
sion he Is known to have come from an
eastern state and during the last few weeks
has been traveling to this -city from San
Francisco. Hayes travels in the best of
style, as the sleeping berth coupons found
on him show, and be admits that he ha
robbed Innumerable ehurehes while en-routc-,
extending his Journey eastward from
the proceeds realised by pawning the arti
cles he secured.'
Several of the churche from which he
confeFsed taking property had not missed
the articles until notified 8unday after
noon by Detective Drummy, who followed
the trail exposed by the prisoner' confes
sion, securing sufficient evidence to Insure
his trial m the district court. It 1 thought
by the officers.
triable to Make Time Beranse Tracks
( In Places Are
The terrific winds and heavy storms in
the west during the last few days have
seriously Impaired train, service. While
the worst effects have been felt by the
Union Pacific, whose line traverses that
territory where blizzards and snowdrifts
are more frequent, every road entering
Omaha has, to some degree, been hindered
in transportation. Yesterday scarcely a
road had Its trains In on time. Those en
tering from the east and south were late
In 'some cases, but thla waa of course due
to heavy Christmas travel, and not to the
The Union Pacific did not have a through
train from the west Saturday nor Sunday,
both Nos. 2 and 6 being abandoned, and
No. 102, the new exclusive fast mall train,
waa badly off schedule. The Union Pacific
was able, however, to run its Denver trains
on as good time as usual. It waa through
Wyoming where the trouble occurred. Be
tween Sidney and Cheyenne the tracks were
entirely blocked with snow and in other
places they were seriously Interfered with.
The Rock Island failed to bring in Its
through train from the west Saturday, but
managed to pull It through yesterday.
Three Impressive .Service Held Com
memoratlve of the Oc
casion. FREMONT, Neb., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The new German Evangelical Salem Lu
theran church on Fourth street was ded
icated today In the presence of a large
aumber of people. Services were held
morning, afternoon and evening, the formal
dedication services being In the morning
and conducted in the German language.
The church waa well filled when the pro
cess'.on of the clergy. In their somber black
robes, arrived at the outer door of the rob
ing room, and after receiving the key of
the church from the trustees passed
through to their seats in the chapel. Rev.
C. Goede, the pastor of the church, then
took his position In front of the altar and
read the usual opening service. The sol
emn service of consecration was then read
by Rev Fred Wupper of Hooper, the secre
tary of the Nebraska synod. It closed with
Impressive prayers dedicating the building
and all therein to the service of God. The
dedication sermon was preached by Rev.
Wupper and a second sermon by Rev. L.
Orauenhorst of Columbua. a( the close of
the last sermon Rev. Charles Goede was
formally installed as pastor of tbe church
by Rev. Wunper. He was accompanied at
the altar by two deacons of hi church, B.
Langboop and August Elchstadt. jr. Music
was occupied today by the chorus. The in
terior woodwork is of bard pine and the
seats oak opera chairs.
The Interior of the church presents a
tasteful appearance. The walls are a dark
green. The celling, which extends up Into
the roof. Is of pressed metal and of a
lighter thade than the walls. The altar Is
of an elaborate Gothic design of pure white,
trimmed with gold, and the pulpit of the
same design'. Opposite the chancel at the
north end of the church Is a gallery, which
was occupied by the chorus." The. Interior
woodwork Is of hard pine a.nd the seats oak
opera chairs.
The services this afternoon were in Eng
lish and opened with the singing of the
old hymn. "A Mighty Fortress I ur
God." Two sermons were delivered, one
by Rev. A. B. Learner of West Point and
the other by Dr. Neef of Yutan. Revs.
Sick of Fontanelle and Wupper of Hooper
preached in the evening.
The new church is a direct outgrowth of
the opposition of the Missouri synod to se
cret societies. It was organized about two
years ago and worshiped In the Advent
church on Fifth street. Last winter a num
ber of members felt themselves forced to
leave the other Lutheran church here on
account of others of it member being
turned out of the church on account of be
longing to secret order and Joined, them.
Rev. C. Goede, then of Bennington, was
secured as a pastor, and under his ministry
the church has prospered. The new build
ing cost upward ef $4,000. and it comple
tion I largely due to the energy of tbe
pastor and the trustees, three of whom, B.
Langhoop. Aug Elchstadt and A. Janowskl
were removed from the old Lutbern church
for joining lodges.
Supreme Court Makes Aulgnneat for
the Call of January
, ,
(From a Staff Correspondent.) -LINCOLN.
Dec. 21. (Special.) Follow
lng Is a list of cases that will be called
for hearing January 6 in the supreme court:
Teake against DIttberner, Madison; Farn
nam agalnut lr.coln. Lancaster; Ferguson
against Hcrr. Klchardson; Ingiehttrt agalnt
Lull, Dougias; L.-aKe against Lucas, Dodge;
IJale against Council iHUffa Savings bark,
lougU;-I'arkcr agulnat Nothumb, Seward;
tnicKt, Hook Iglaml & parlllc Railroad
compuny against young. Lanc-ater; Hillera
attainst Vt-iaer. Webster; Ml leu against Bal
laiitine. Frontier; Vila against (J rand Isl
and L L. I. & c. S. Co., Hall; Perry Live
bto-K Commission company agulnat Biggs,
Sewurd. Plalnview Btate bank agalnat
liecht. Pierce; Penfold against Urover.
Kouglas; Reisi-hU-k agalnal Kelger, Rich
ardson; Oalleiiiine agalnut Fullerton Buf.
falo; Bockei agalnut Breen, Douglas; 'joalin Wlllann, Uouglas; Coleman against
spearman. Kirov: i,.tif- , . i.., & ..u..
Thayer, Gfnau against Abbott, Ballne;
I.ydick against Gi l, Burt; Normand against
Bank of Talmuge, Otoe; Normand against
Hank of liucK otoe; South Omaha against
ligne, Iouglaa; Fowler against Thomsen,
Dodge; Wemern I'nlon Telegraph company
agaliiHt Wakefield. Dixon; Herlet against
Drrlhaue. Nemaha; Stocker against Ne
maha county, Nemaha; 8ickler ajainat
ilannlx, Buffalo; Pope against Whltcomb,
nullne; McHale against Maloney, Douglas;
Seannan against Oately. Harpy; McKee
agalnrt Kagan, Sherman; Chicago, Burling
ton & Quinoy Railroad company aganmt
Custer county, Custer; Valley county
Kt;anat Mlford, Valley; Lincoln against
hirst National bank. Lincoln iancaster;
Ciretch aganiKi Maxneld, Saline; Mt-nMnger
against Hiclner Medlnger company, Doug
lav; Smith agalnal Thompson, Otoe; Mc
Eidon agalnut Fatlun, Otoe; Farmers bank
ax&iriat lioyd, Otoe; V. P. Steam Baking
company against Omaha Street Hallway
company, Douglas; standley against flay,
HoMnson & Co., Douglaa (two cases); Carl
son uaainKt Jordan, Kearney; Omaha Ian
and Trust company against Dale, Douglaa;
Cuyler agalnat Tate, Sherman; Hrlght
against Chapman, Sherman; Heno against
btate. Sheridan; Mollne against State,
1'helps; bout-her agalnut State Keya Paha:
Morris against lJriton. Douglaa; National
Wall Paper company against Columbia Na
tional hank, lincMster; Parker against
State, Boyd; Connecticut Trust an-) B. D.
company against Fletcher, Franklin.
BroBB-kt asorno foe BarlaJ.
WEST POINT, Neb., Dee. II. (Special.)
t The bodv of Mrs. Victoria Grohowakv. .a
farmer pioneer resident of this county, who
died In St. Bernard' hospital, Council
Bluffs, waa brought here for burial. She
was $2 years old and leaves two sons,
Michael, of Washington, D. C, and Thomas,
of Beemer. She died of old age.
Wsrrasl for Rspress Compaay,
FREMONT, Neb.. Dec. 21. (Special.)
Deputy Game Wardens Slrapkln and Car
ter were In the city yesterday looking after
the shipment of Vf'lrle chicken and quail
from Verdigris to Chicago. Deputy Carter
filed a complaint In the county court, charg
ing T. D. Buchanan, the messenger of the
American Express company, running be
tween Bonesteel and Omaha, and the ex
press company with unlawfully having In
their possession 500 prairie chickens and
thirty-ell quail. A warrant was Issued for
the parties and the rase will probably
come up on Monday. It Is thought that the
express company, which Is really the party
In Interest, will put up a strong fight.
The wardens are of the opinion that the
unlawful traffic has been going on for some
time with the connivance of the company.
Life Savin Crew Ooea to Heacae, bnt
Falls to Reach
GLOUCESTER, Mas., Dec 21. A large
vessel, believed to be either a tank steamer
with oil or a (ailing craft loaded with
come highly Inflammable material, was
burned tonight In Maasachusetts bay about
twenty mile outside of Boston harbor. A
life saving crew from Gloucester made an
effort to reach tbe ship, but a strong south
east gale drove them back when they were
still ten miles away.
About 10:30 tonight Boston fishermen
came Into port and reported passing within
two miles of the burning vessel, but did
not attempt to ascertain Its Identity. Tbe
crew of one of them reported smelling
burning oil and stated that the vessel waa
a large one. They were unable to say,
however, whether It was a steamer or a
sailing vessel, but they thought the former.
These two fishermen passed about 8:30, but
at 10:30 It could still be seen from shore,
burning fiercely.
The vessel was flrat noticed about 4
o'clock this afternoon by the keeper of
Eastern Point Light at the entrance of
the harbor.
At that time the vessel was evidently
enveloped In thick smoke, but a few min
utes later a sudden explosion took place
and flames broke out. The Dolllver's Neck
life saving crew at once started for the
ship, but the weather waa tempestuous and
after getting some ten miles off shore and
a considerable distance from tbe burning
vessel, they became exhausted and turned
back. Just before they did so they saw aj
small schooner, evidently a fisherman, run
up close to the vessel and after lingering a
few minutes, sail away. This led them to
believe that it had been able to rescue
some of the crew.
About 10:30 tonight the Boston schooners
Gertrude and Emma W. Brown came In,
both having passed within a short dis
tance of the burning vessel, but neither
was able to give it name or tell of tbe
fate of the crew.
Journal of Commerce Saya New Sched
nles la Some Cnsea Are Slow
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. The Journal of
Commerce tomorrow ' will say: For aome
time past report have been current that
beginning with the first of the year rail
road freight rate will be increased on
general merchandise. A printed copy of
this classification proves that no general
Increase in rates has been effected and
furthermore there do not seem to be any
heavy advance on any class of goodj In
transferring them from one class to an
other.. There are in all some 200 changes. Some
of these will Impose a slight Increase In
freight rates, while many show actual re
ductions. By far the greater part of the
changes made consist In fixing a minimum
weight on which a carload rate will be al
lowed or In Increasing or reducing the
minimum weight already established on
certain kinds of shipments.
Not. a few change leave the classifica
tion undisturbed, but impose new condi
tions aa to how the merchandise Is to bo
packed In order to enjoy the same rating
as under the present classification.
Br tain Missouri Pacific Tracks
' .Trains Can Commence in
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 21. A. E. Stillwell.
president of the Kansas City, Mexico A
Orient, returned today from New Tork and
announced that, beginning about February
I 15, the Orient would operate trains south
I of Wichita to Sweetwater, Tex., using the
. Missouri Pacific tracks for about thirty
j miles from Wichita, until the Orient lines
are laid.
This announcement 1 made following a
conference with George Gould, president,
and Russell Harding, third vice president
and general manager of the Missouri Pa
cific, both of whom are directors of the
Orient company. ,
Louisville Jt Nashville Men Claim
Tay- ghoul ao
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Dec. 21. The execu
tive committee of the firemen and engineers
of the Louisville ft Nashville, which held a
conference on Saturday with the general
manager of the company, made a demand
for an Increase in wages and gave the man
agement until January IS to reply.
The executive committee which presented
the request wtll meet on that date to re
ceive tho gnawer. - It Is not believed that
a strike wtll result, even if the demands
are refused, as the men say they do not
desire to "tie up'" tbe system.
Clevelaad Decides to Spend Ten Mil
lion on Elevatln
CLEVELAND. Dee. 21. Work will be
commenced In the spring to rid Cleveland
of 11S grade crossings. The estimated cost
Is 110,0110.000, and It will require ten years
to do the work. Beven railroads are con
Barns Tbree Wholesale Hoasea aad
Blasa Still la Spite af Fire.
KNOXVILLE, Trnn., Dec. 22 Fire haa
just broke out in the Knoxvllle knitting
mill building on Commerce avenue. In the
heart of the wholesale district. The same
block la threatened with total destruc
tion, which burned out la 1S97. causing a
loss at that time of over $1,000,004.
Demonstrates Intsrert Are Bound
to Protect Market
High Prices a fterloa Haadlcap to
Kew Katerprlsea sad Also a Seri
ous Setback to tbe Ex
port Trade.
NEW TORK, Dec. 21 (Special.) Henry
Clewa, In hts weekly letter, saya:
The creation of the ITiO.OiO.Oiio loan pool by
many ,,f the big New York banks had a
decidedly beneficial effect. It was a very
practical demonstration that powerful In
terests Were agreed in protecting the mar
ket agnlnst an unnc ssary crll. that good
and legitimate borrowers would secure such
accommodation as they might need, and
that no funds would be a valla Wo for specu
lative purposes. What the emergency was,
serious enough to mil for sucn unusual
action, Is not revealed. It was probably
general, and can no doubt b .'aced back
to the large amounts of money Involved In
various underwriting and syndicate opera
tions. For some time past It has been no
secret that this was the wrskest spot In
the whole situation, and some of our ablest
flnuncleYs have been sorely pussled to know
how the period of streis anticipated at
this season of the year would be met. It
Is believed that all serious danger haa been
averted, and such, it is to be hoped, will
prove to be the case. The mere assurance
that $6,0ii0.000 -will be available in case of
crlHls tends to remove apprehension and
prevent such an emergency. It may be the
money will not be wanted for the same
reason that a depositor will not withdraw
his account so long as he has confidence in
bis bank. The influence, however, of this
offer by strong bankers upon sentiment Is
highly Important and beneficial. Call money
was easier at once, though time money re
mains about f per cent.
Small Contraction of Loan.
It Is worthy of note that in spite of the
heavy liquidation of the last three months
the contraction of loans has been only
$60,000,000 since hlghwafer-mark In tho mid
dle of August. Thla Is a comparatively
small reduction, and la probably explained
by the fact that American loans abroad
have been freely canceled or shifted to New
York. Foreign bankers have been some
what distrustful of American methods of
financing, and this has thrown us more
upon our own resources at a somewhat
Inconvenient season. As a result we ought
to ship less gold In 1908 for settlements. So
this enforced retrenchment haa Its advant
ages. While time money la on a 6 per cent basis
and good stocks on a 4i4V per cent basis.
It la evident no legitimate widespread bull
market can be expected, in spite of the
points decline lately experienced.
Either money rates or stocks must decline
In order to equalize this difference; Just
which remains to be seen. There is much
reason in the argument that after such an
uninterrupted decline as that Just noted a
good reaction is due. Considering the ac
tivity and soundness of general business,
any Improvement in the monetary situation
woula certainly warrant a fair recovery.
The year closes with no signs of a cessation
in that activity; on the contrary, there is
every evidence that, if merchandise prices
could be made to decline somewhat in pro
portion to the drop In stocks, a new and
safer business level would be reached on
which plenty of new contracts could be
placed with confidence.
Utah Prices a Handicap.
Present high prices are a serious obstruc
tion to i.ew enterprise. The effect of high
price has been strikingly illustrated In our
lorelgn trade returns, whloh slioweu a loss
of $116,000,000 In exports during the last
eleven months and an Increase of $75,000,000
In imports. Much of this loss can be traced
to the' deficit of last year corn crop and
its effect upon other cereals and meat
which form a large part of our exports;
but higher prlcea for cotton and oils, also
manufactured products generally, stimu
lated Imports and checked exports until our
excess of export for the eleven months of
this year was only $337,400,000, compared
with $5Z7.900,000 for the same time last year
and $S71,tH,U4 the year before. So persist
ent and heavy a decline In our International
trade balance Is highly significant. There
is a probability of a change for the better
in this respect, for there Is a good demand
for corn for export this year, and the recent
declines in wheat and corn ere favorable
to an outward movement of those staples.
Reaction Anticipated.
The Immediate outlook for the stock mar
ket la for a natural reaction after the recent
very heavy decline In prices. Currency is
beginning to return from the Interior more
freely and treasury absorption are di
minishing, while tower prices for wheat and
corn promise a better supply ofexport bills.
To this extent the situation seems slightly
better. The Venezuelan situation Is a less
disturbing factor, for there seems to be no
jmlsui de-standing between the l.'ntted States
j and European powers about the acquisition
j or new territory the -vital point of the
Monroe doctrine. . Preparations for January
disbursements) will soon be completed and
a temporary money flurry would not be
surprising. ALOut the middle of next
month, 'however, the monetary situation
should ahow Improvement, and If other de
velopments continue favorable we will cer
tainly have a good, trading market. The
' general trend or tne market or tne present
' promises to be more confident on the buy-
Forelarn Financial.
LONDON, Dec." 21. The tone of the Stock
exchange at the end of laat week waa
cheerful, the feature being the general im
provement In Americans. Those securities
were uneasy In the early 'part of the week,
but closed firmer.. The feeling that the
end of the money atringency abroad has
been sighted, - together with Increasing
confidence in the judgment of Wall street
and a hope that there will be no further
gold shipments to New York and liuenoa
Ay res this month has added strength to
the trabuirf. At one time ooutn American
securities were threatened by the Venezue-
, an situation but they stiffened on later
developments, coupled with the crop report
from the Argentine Republic. Canadian
i rails advanrrd in sympathy with Americans
and home rails were helped oy satisfactory
traffic return and the, prospect of better
dividends. African were stronger in the J
expectation or oeuer conauions in rjouin
j Africa. The fact that there Is no longer
any fear cf an Increase In the bank rate
thla year, together with the prospect that
the market will right Itself when money
: flows lr January and the Indicated rise in
! consols contributed to the buoyancy at the
j end of the week.
BERLIN, Dec. Zl. During the last week
the bourse has In a manner been Influenced
by. the Venezuelan situation. Values re
mained firm under light trading. The suc
cess of the bank combination for the relief
of the New York money market made a
good impression here and the prophets
of disaster admit that again they were
mistaken. The Vosslche Zeltung says It
supposes that European financial magnates
supported the New York combination,
promising to discontinue the withdrawal
of loans. Money contlnuta to be abundantly
offered here. The rate for the rarry-over
reached &' per cent, but call money was
only 2Vi per cent. Foreign exchange had
a downward tendency and domestic loans
were firm. Foreign rentes developed con
siderable activity during the week and al
most all Industrials here have gained, par
ticularly chemicals. Several electrical coal
shares weakened upon warmer weather and
the decline'ln coke shipments. Irons gained
Several points notwithstanding the fact
that some price reductions were annexed
during the week. The London Iron syndi
cate redured Ike price of rails by 4 marks,
and the Slegen syndicate reduced the price
of foundry Iron 2 marks. Shares of the
Hamburg-American and the North German
Lloyd linea advanced moderately upon
Hamburg buying. The International as
sociation of sugar statistlca estimates the
F.uropean crop thla year at $.174, 743 tons, a
decrease of 1.3UN.900 tone from lust year In
Germany the yield is estimated at 1.704. T.4
tons, a decreac of MU.iNO tons. German
railroad receipts for the month of Novem
ber amounted to 34.3o0(000. an increase of
$1,062,700 over the aame berlod of last year.
The foreign trade of Germany for eleven
months of this year amounted to 40.044.216
ions vf Imports, a decrease of H.S&ft tons
frnm the Maur,s fur the corresponding
! period of last year. Kxports for thene eleven
mouths amounted to 3ol.Ki2.3ft2 tons, an In
crease of Z.433,3i4 over laat year. i nr ex
ports of Iron and manufactured articles
Increased 866,71-7 tons during the first eleven
months of as compared to the first
eleven months of 1K01. The increase In the
exportation of cement to the l ulled States
for the time specified amounts to 132,000
"maDRID. Dee. 21. The Bank of Spain
proposes to establlHh branches in Havana,
Mexico City, New York and Buenos Ayres.
Dry oods Market.
The cloth market last week wus firm and
steady and aftor protracted negotiations
fair business was done. Inquiries frpm
India were numerous, with tendencies to
lncreas.. The placing of business from
China of a sortlng-up character ssslsted
the recovery of exi hange. A moderate trad
through th miscellaneous South American
and Levant cuauunls waa executed during
the week. Yarns were moderate. Rn!n-s
waa slightly In favor of buyers, although
(he week turn-over did not weaken tlu
position ef producers.
Hoa;s Are Higher, with a tinod Market
Sheep Doll and Cattle Slow,
CHN-AOO. tcc. jn CATTI.r n.'.vlpt.
Jon; market plow; good t. pi line st.ers,
$6 40ti t n0 : poor to menluin, V .ot'ue - tock
er and feeders. $:' ti4 f.-; cows. $1.2.'.n 4 ;;
heifers, $.'.0ihT to; canncrs. 1 1 . 2 . 4-1 , nulls.
$2 004.40; calves, U.WV&; Texas f.-.l
steers, 13."5fi4.M
HIHIS-Kecrlpts, 21,000 bead; estimated
Monday, 3S.tno; left over. S.OoO; market hui
16c higher; mixed and butchers. $' ,ni;
good to choice heavy. $ 3jl b.W: rotmh
hwtvy, $6 3Vu6 fto; roueh heavy. $Wi.i&;
llsht, 5.Wjj.05; bulk of sales. $ no.iirt.;j.
head; sheen dull; lambs lower, good to
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( vow.v- nuxri,, I . U 1. TV , 1111 III lllllirn
mlverl t'2 7ft4l3 Kf. ' VA-f.Ht..rn .!.. t: -..'. 1 lit
native lambs, $4.00ip&.,j6; western lamt, gii.mj
Official yesterday:
Receipts. Shipments.
Cattle P.4.'-4 4.lrtS
Hogs 37.:64 4.W3
Sheep 1.!,60 2,tJ
Kansas City Live flock Market.
ceipts, but head: market unchanged; cholon
export and dressed beef steers, $.1 lji ii.';
fair to good, $3 itviib.vb; stockers and feed
ers, $2 I'iwit AH); western fed steers. $3.0011 5. 2;.:
Texas and Irullun steers. $2.6.Vii-4i; Texas
cows, $2.1f2.70; native cows, $1 25 ii :."; na
tive heifers, $1.7."i(Ji4 00; canners, $IT:'u2".i;
bulls. S1.K54jS.I5; calves, $2.60'3i00. Kccclptt
for the week, 40,mh.i head.
1KK58 Receipts, 2. tin) head; good hnn
6'al0c higher; top, $H3o; hulk of sales, $6..
fi6.17S; packers, $ti.(vUti.l5; light, $li.nsr 10;
yorkers, S6.n6ii 10: pigs, io.oO'utf 00. Receipts
for the week. W.&00 head.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipt. 200 head;
market steady; native lambs, $4.tV.-jj,M;
western lambs, $3.Iv.j4.35; fed ewe.-, H.oo!
$.96; native wethers, $3. 01 14 4. Ho; western
wether $3.0tifi4 20; stockers and feeders,
$2.00dj3..1S. Receipts for the week, 3f.,1uo head.
New York Live Stork Market.
ceipts, 30 head, all consigned direct; no
salea reported; dressed beef steady; city
dressed native sides, i-tillc per lb.; Texan
beef, 6Hj7Hc. Cables last received quoted
American steers at 12'viii:eV., dressed
weight, and refrigerator beef at loc per
lb. for average. Kxports today were l.ivJa
beeves, 47 sheep and 4,6H) quarters of beef.
CALVES Receipts, 102 head; ofTcrltiKS
mainly westerns, no sales reported; city
dressed veMls, $11. Otiftf 14.00 per cut.
HOUS Receipts, l.ojti head; no sales re
ported. SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, 6.X76
head; market very dull, with generally
lower tone; about 12 cars of stock unsold ;
sheep sold st I3.1W.00 per cwt.; culls, $1.S0;
lambs, $5.00i1ti.OO- dressed mutton, 6a'Sc per
lb.; dressed lamos, 7Vul0c.
St. l.onla Live Slock Market.
ST. 1X5118, Pee. 20. CATTLE Receipts,
2,000 head, Including l.fVoO l'exans; market
steady; native shipping and export steers,
$4.6fi6.0O. with strictly fancy worth up to
$ 75; dressed beef and butcher steers, $4. is!
i6.75; steers under 1.000 lbs., $3.75'i,5.lKi:
stockers and feeders, $2. XjgM.OO ; cows and
heifers, $2.2c!i4 (V0; canners, tl Wtt2..')0; hulls,
$2.50i!-4.00; calves $4. 00(67. 00; Texus and In
dian steers, $2.l!i((j'4.25; cows and heifers,
HOGS Receipt. 3.&00 head; market
steady; pigs and lights, $fi.KTu6.o5; packers,
$6.00r(l.r; butc hers, tt. 10fo 6 3f.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, W0 head;
market steadv; native muttons, $3.4tvl)4.0rt;
lambs, $4.3.Vi-a fiO; culls and bucki, $2.004.00;
stockers, $1.503.00; Texuns, $2.70'a3.80.
St. Joseph Live Stork Morket.
ceipts, 57S head; Texan and westerns, $3.00
(h&M: natlven. t3.6outi.0Yj: cows and heifers.
1 Xl storkers nnrl feeders. 13 OlHtf'4 40
HOGS Recelpta, 4.G35 head; medium -ftml
heavy, $6.106.324; bulk of sales, $6 15ir 20.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, IM) head;
yearlings, $4.50; wethers, $4.25, ewes, $4.
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the Miiiourl River and Chicago.
The routo of tho famous train
Equipment and Time tht Best
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and Library Cars; Dining Cars; hree
Reclining Chair Cars, and modern
Day Coaches. .
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For tickets and information apply
to office of General Agent,
1401 and 1403 Farnam St.
Why Not
You have been to Europe.
You have seen Calltornla and
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Tbe curlou architecture;
th vast plains, wber the en
tire population of the city
gathers nightly to listen to
the stirring strains of a mili
tary band; the rare beauty of
tbe women; the picturesque
attire of the men; tbs primi
tive methods of agriculture
thvse are only few of th
core of things that can b
een "and enjoyed in Mexico
Cut out tbls sd, send It te
u, and we will mall yon
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Ticket Office, 1323
Farnam St.
laa tlty, Iowa.
P. B. Wtirt, Pres. C. A. Wear. V-Pres.
Established 182.
Members of the principal Exchange.
, private Wires to All Point.
Bought and sold for cash or
future delivery.
OMAHA BRANCH, llu-lll Board of Trad.
Islenbuna Ijlt
W. . Ward. Lwcal Urwiu,