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DAKOTA COUNTY E
MOTTO--AU The News When It Is News.
DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1910.
LATEST BY TFi Kl
CUMMif... Kjf THE NEWS OF
THE WHOLE WORLD.
TO MOVE ON GREECE
FORMIDATIM-: lmiTISH SQl'Al).
ItOV SAILS FKOM MALTA.
Movement Duo to banger of Trouble
Be'ing Stirred Vp by the Cretans
There Is Alarm In Turkey Itegariling
The Greek government has decided
to withdraw several diplomatic mis
sions abroad In accordance with the
demands of the military leaRue, but
It is understood that the ministers at
Constantinople, Sotla and Washington
will be retained.
The dispatch or the Nrltish ttind
ron to Piraeus Is indicative of the de
termination of the interested powers,
Great Britain. Russia, France and
Italy, to assure a strict adherence to
the agreement under which the. Inter
national forces were withdrawn from
At that time the Cretans solemnly
agreed not to take steps against the
soverelKnty of Turkey. The recent
decision of King George of Greece to
convoke a national assembly was fol
lowed by reports that the Cretans
would attempt to send delegates to
This caused uneasiness at Constanti
nople, and It is understood that the
Turkish government informed the
powers protecting; the island that if
the Cretans were ndmitted to the
Greek national assembly such action
would bo regarded by the porte as a
FOUND DEAD IX STRICT.
Prominent Georgia Prohibitionist Is
Killed by an Assas.-lu.
Dr. Charles W. Hickman, one of the
most prominent prohibitionists In the
south, was found dead from nunshot
wounds at 10 o'clock Wednesday niuht
on the streets of Summerville, the
fashionable suburb of Augusta, Ga.
Dr. Hickman bad been at the home
of his brother, Tracy T. Hickman,
leaving shortly after 8 o'clock. It Is
recalled by residents in the neighbor
hood that three shots were heard
about that hour. - ' v, "r-;-'--
There were two wounds, one In the
head and one In tbe body. The pock
ets had been rilled and Dr. Hickman's
watch had been torn rum his vest. It
is not known by the family whether
he had nny considerable amount of
money on his person. There in no
clew to the murder.
FIRK IX 1'KXHEXTIAIIV,
lUa.e in Illinois Prison Causes Much
A fire In the Illinois state peniten
tiary power house and engine room at
Joliet, 111., caused jrreat excitement
among the convicts, but fio one at
tempted to escape. The causes of the
fire is not known.
At the first alarm of Are hy an en
gineer the convict fire (ruard was rush
ed to the scene and the other prison
ers marched quickly to their cell
rooms. The Joliet fire department al
so responded to prevent a spread or
the flames. Later, as the fire was
unfler control, the prisoners returned
to the shops. There was no panic.
Man Shoots Three.
S. A. Morrison, a letter carrier of
Omaha, Neb., shot and seriously
wounded his wife and her father, J.
A. Summer, and then killed himself
Thursday. The shooting occurred on
Capital avenue, near the postofflce.
Morrison had been on the Omaha ear-.
riers' force for many years. Domestic
trouble led to the tragedy.
Ace-iilcnt to Paiilliau.
Louis Paulhan had a narrow escape
from death Thursday when his Kar-
man biplane collided with the fence
Kuarding the race track at Overland
park at Denver, Colo., smashed
through it and came down in a heap
on the track. Paulhan was thrown
headlong, but beyond a severe shaking
up escaped unharmed.
Strike on ArkunsnH Capitol.
Work on Arkansas' new capitol is
again at a standstill, this time because
of a strike of 175 union laborers. The
walkout resulted from a disagreement
between sub-contructtirs, who are
placing the sheet metal work, and
Indianapolis Sun Solil.
The Indianapolis Sun, it was an
nounced Thursday afternoon, has been
sold to Rudolph Leeds, of Richmond,
Ind., son of the late W. B. Leeds.
Sioux City Live Stock Murkct.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Heavy
feeders, 4. 50 6.25. Top hogs, $8.40
The death of BJornstJerne Bjornson,
the Norwegian poet and novelist, was
expected to occur in Paris Thursday
afternoon. The members of the family
were summoned early and remained at
The Henderson packet Jewel and
the Louisville and Kvansville packet
line wharfboat, in winter harbor above
the mouth of the Green river, were
destroyed by fire at Evansville, Ind.,
New Jersey Corporation I I'orcetl to
' the Wall.
The Mexican National Tacking com
pany, a New Jersey corporation, con
trolled by English Investors and oper
ating slaughter houses and packing
houses in Mexico under concessions
from the Mexican government, failed
Wednesday, with liabilities, including
stock, of $37,000,000. The assets were
not given out. but it Is announced that
they are in excess of the liabilities. The
company- will continue to operate its
plants as usual. Henry J Kay was
appointed receiver by Judge Lannlng,
of the circuit court of New Jersey,
Wednesday afternoon. The appoint
ment of a receiver was not brought
about by any condition In the live
stock market, but by the tying up of a
part of the company's funds In the
I nlted States Banking company In
Mexico City, which suspended recent
Samuel Untermyer. as counsel rep
resenting English bankers and other
Investors in the property, said Wed
"While we have no definite figures
showing the position between the
packing company and the bank at the
time of the suspension of the bank, we
are advised that the packing company
had tipvvards of tsno.OOO in gold to its
credit In the United States Banking
company at the time of the bank's mis
"The tying up of the packing com
pany's immediate resources, and the
uncertainty as to the appointment of
a Tecelver to conserve the assets until
a settled course can be pursued. The
company continues operations, and all
Its plants are maintaining their vol
ume and supplying the people of Mex
ico with their meat products.
"It is not expected that these oper
ations wiil l.e Interfered with in any
way. Arrangements were under -way
In England for furnishing the com
pany with a large amount of additional
capital at the time of the suspension of
the bank. These arrangements will
proceed without interruption."
FISIv FAILURE AFFIX'TS MARK ITT.
Considerable Liquidation hy Xenons
SMcti hi tors Causes Declines.
The suspension of Fii;k & Robinson.
the bond and bunking house, of New
York, whose failure came Tuesday
when an involuntary petition in bank
upiiy was niea, was announced at
the opening of the stock exchange
Wednesday. As a result of the unex
pected news after the close of Wednes
day's business on the exchange the
murnei weanesaay opened with de
clines running from substantial frac
tions to a point or so. with a consid
erable volume of liquidation by spec
ulators who had not recovered from
nervousness enuscd by the market's
break of a couple of weeks ago.
The fullure was due to the shrink
age in the market value of certain
bonds which the firm had underwrit
ten. That caused the banks which
had loaned money on the securities to
demand additional collateral, which
the firm was unable to supply. The
receiver estimates that the secured ob
ligations of the firm will nmount to
about $5,000,000 and the unsecured
obligations to more than $1,000,000.
A straxgi: UKUXIOV.
Woman Discovers Husband Whom Slu
Relieved Had Kimh Killcel.
In u wood chopper at work near her
nome Airs. Albert Holly, of Wabash,
Ind., Wednesday recognized her hus
band, whom she had not seen since he
marched away to the civil war 47
years Ago. She believed he was killed
In battle and sold the home and moved
away. He could not find her when he
returned from the south and became
a wandering carpenter.
Mrs. Holly was married to James
Stull a few years alter the war. For
forty years they lived happily togeth
er. Stull was a motorman and ten
months ago he was thrown from his
car and killed.
If Stull had lived there would have
been a difficult complication, but as
it is Holly and his wife are to be re
married Just as an evidence of good
Doctor Die at Work.
Suddenly transformed from a pa
tient to attending physician, Albert
Carroll, of Washington, 1. C, leaped
from his sick bed In an effort to re
store Dr. William Penn Compton, who
was stricken while administering to
Mr. Carroll. Nothing Mr. Carroll
could do. however, proved .effective
ind Dr. ("cmpton quickly expired.
la.vii to Point nt Revolt.
That Zeli ya. di posed ( resident of
Nicaragua, is- grin-,- to Europe to ro
nent a revolution against Estrada Ca
'icia. president of i;.l.m:ila, la the
Ksertlon of (len. AH iso Gnllardo. for
neiiy of the Hontiuran i rmy, who Is
n New Tl ans.
E.litor Oh ens De-nil.
S. M. iivver.s. crfiti r of the IVrm.
tock and Home, u!i avrlcultural pa
er. and twice pupii'lH candidate to-
Med at his
Minnesota in lSyO-91,
horn" in Minneapolis.
$10,000 Gift for University.
Announcement is made by the trus
ses of the University of Pennsylvania
hat a gift of $100,000 has been re
vived for a ehu'r in the niidbal de
lart.ilint of ie Institution.
Chile. m congress Sfi-rin..,!.,,.
itltied the protocol submitting the
-isiip claim of the United Sfitea
'Siiinst Chile to rh arbitration of King
MIXK HAS F.XPI.ODF.S.
Thlrty-Flvc Lnbnrcrs Meet Death in
Ten men are unuwn to bo dead and
seventeen others are missing, pre
sumed to be penned up in entries by
falls of slate, as a result of a gas ex
plosion In the Browder mine, ono and
one-half miles from Drakesboro, Ky.,
at noon Tuesday.
At 8 o'clock Tuesday nU:ht eight of
the bodies had been recovered, nil of
them horribly mutilated, and some of
them past Identification.
Because of the accumulation of
gases in the entry where the explosion
occurred, 170 feet beneath the ground
and 700 feet back from the mine
shaft, it was Impossible to begin ac
tive rescue work until six hours after
the disaster occurred.
The damage to the mine. Investigat
ing parties have discovered, was not
material, as it Is confined to the east
entry. There were 100 men in the
mine at the time or the explosion,
more thnn half of them In the west
entry. All of them hastened to the
cages and were quickly drawn to the
top. Later nil In the east entry except
the unfortunate twenty-seven fought
their way to the shaft and were
brought to safety.
As noon as It wr.s s.ife to begin with
the rescue work miners were sent
down in relays under direction of J.
Abercrombe, mine foreman, and G.
Reynolds, mine superintendent.
In the Immediate vicinity of the ex
plosion ten men had been ' working.
The concussion tossed the bodies dis
tances of many feet. What caused
the Ignition of the gas has not been
The remaining missing men were In
entries but a few feet distant from
the workings where there was the
greatest known loss of lire, and the
searching parties have been unable to
locate these entries. It Is believed all
the men entombed are dead.
The i lit mouth presented pltirul
scene Tuesday night, with the shriek
ing wives or the dead and missing
miners crowding about waiting re
ports from the rescuers.
FIRE IX A MINE.
Heavy Daniag-c Done to a Colliery at
South Bartonvillo. HI.
While fire was raging in the shaft
and upper works, a rescue party en
tered the escape shaft of Sholl mine
at South Bartonville, 111., a mile away
from the main shaft, and brought two
miners, nearly dead from suffocation,
to the surface. The tire Is believed to
have an incendiary origin, and started.
In the tipple at b.du p. m. Tuesday,
All the upper works and wooden con
struction in the main shaft were
burned. The blaze was extinguished
by volunteers two hours later. The
mine Is owned by Stoll Bros., of Peo
ria. An investigation will be started
to work out the theory of incendiar
FAMILY FOUND POISONED.
Mother and One Child Dead anil Oth
ers in Serious Condition.
Mrs. Behrante and family of five
children were found poisoned at their
home at Washburn, Wis., Tuesday af
ternoon. The mother was dead when
found, and one child has since died.
The recovery of three of the other-
children is doubtful.
The poisoning was reported by
Behrante, who says he also was poi
soned. An Investigation will be made.
When neighbors first arrive the
house was on Are and Behrante was
running about In his night clothes.
IMG BALTIMORE BLAZE.
Mannfaeturlne District Suffers a Ijos
A fire which quickly assumed dan
gerous proportions broke out at the
Bennett pottery works, Canton and
Eastern avenues, Baltlmare, Md.,
Tuesday noon. The blaze communi
cated to the lumber jard of the Eisen-
hauer-McLea Lumber company, con
taining over 1,000,000 feet of lumber.
When the fire was under control the
total loss was estimated at $300,000.
Sennteir Thompson Quits.
Fountain L. Thompson, recently ap
pointed a United States senator from
North Dakota, has resigned on ae-
ount of ill health, and W. E. Purcell,
or Wahpeton, has been appointed his
successor. The announcement was
made In the senate Tuesday by Senn-
or Mone y, and Mr. Purcell was sworn
Soldiers to Maneuver.
The army or the Phlplpplnes will
engage in maneuvers during the last
two weeks or this month. The opera
tions will be in the vicinity or Manila
and the full strength or the military
will be divided Into two opposing
Wcnveri Kclurii to Work.
As agreed lit the meeting or the
weuveis Friday night, the 300 persons
w i,i had been out on a strike, return
id t j their machines in tlio Nurthvllle,
Mu8, cotton mills of the H. Slater
Sons corporation Monday.
Cull lo. National Bunks.
The comptroller of Cue cutreiu y has
!;si ed a cull ror a itatemcht r thi
condition or al! national larlis at the
close or buiir.eud on M t,d;.y, Jummr)
IN ci h .1 h '.:' p., i c.
The pope Tue.ili.y i,,u,,i ;n j,r
v-ite aultcin e Art hi, r S. Manly, forme.
American tuiit.t.t'.'f 1 1 i'pln, ;.::d Mr
Doings of tlio Week
in Condensed Form
TRY TO BREAK JAIL.
Waifs from St. Joseph Nearly Succeed
ICscaplng at Reaver City.
Two boys about 16 and 17 years of
age, who are confined In county Jail
at Beavey City on a charge of burg
lary, attempted to escape Tuesday
night and nearly succeeded. They se
cured one of the water pipes and iron
braces from the -support of the water
tank, and with these had forced the
Jail doors until an escape would have
soon been possible. One of the boys
was overcome by. the work, which had
lasted all night, and had given in. The
boys have given scvcnl different
names, but as nearly ns can be learned
they an; George ntstadt and Herbert
Blrchard, waifs from St. Jo-ieph.
They are charged with breaking Into
a store at Cambridge January 15 and
stealing about $50 worth of knives and
razors. They were raptured 'at Mi
Cook with some of the stolen property.
MISUSE OF MAILS CHARGED.
Geneva Business Man Accused of
Sending Tlircutcnliur lcllcrs.
David Wilcox was before Judge Ful
ton at Geneva charged with sending
a threatening letter through the mail.
Wilcox Is owner of a small store and
It Is charged sent a statement to a
lady who says she owed him nothing
and who paid no attention to the
Two or three more statements, it Is
alleged, were sent, then a letter signed
"black hand" threatening death and
destruction of property was received.
The case was continued for thirty days
und Wilcox goes on with his business
Money In the Plgn.
W. S. Thompson, a farmer living
north of Tecuniseh, attended a public
sale and bought two "runty" yearling
sows, paying $G apiece for them and
nt the time feeling that he had got
the worst of the deal. The bows far
rowed and raised ten nice pigs and
when the pigs were weaned Mr,
Thompson sold the sows for $21 each
lie fed the.p4jm fot less than lght
months and sold the lot at a little ove
Xciniilin Out of Bunks.
The Nemaha river has broken a I
previous records by overflowing in tho
month of January the bottoms south
or Falls City. The valley now has
witnessed an overllovv in every month
of the year. Until within the last few-
months, the oldest settlers there had
never witnessed a fall or winter Hood
In southeastern Nebraska.
Kmcrsoii Mini Injured.
Harold Davis, engineer at the city
waterworks ami gas plant, was caught
In the belting or the machinery and
dangerously ir not fatally injured at
Emerson Wednesday. Ills leg was
broken in two places and his arm
broken and back hurt.
Hi?; Drulnage Proposition.
A petition has been filed in the dis
trict court by G. 11. Helnke, an attor
ney, for the formation of a drainage
district along the Nemnha river in
the vicinity of Talmage, and will drain
over 10,000 ncres of land, which has
been overflowed each spring and sum
Cre te Mini Kills Hlinscir.
rrank Carnes, a painter at Crete,
committed suicide by taking carbolic
acid. He died within an hour. Tho
act was the result of domestic trouble,
and followed within a few minutes af
ter the quarrel between the husband
Arrange for Club Meetings.
Arrangements have been made for
the meetings of the Nebraska federat
ed women's clubs in the six congres
sional districts this spring. The First
district meeting will be held in Pawnee
City on April 26 and 27.
Suicide Xeur Chapman.
Fearing an operation which it had
been arranged she was to undergo and
despondent eivcr her health, Mrs. Cor
nelius, a widow residing on the rarm
of her brother, near Chapman, hung
herself to a bedpost In her room.
Celebrate tiolden Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Will, well known
farmers and pioneer settlers of Cum
ing county, celebrated their silver wed
ding at their home in Garlleld town
ship, near West Point. They have re
sided there nearly forty years.
Bond r.hvtlon at Columbus.
The city council has called a special
bond election, to be held March 1,
when the proposition to vote $15,000
for a new city hull, and also water
works extension bonds will be submit
ted to the people.
Carnegie l ibrary at Sutton.
The old Oakland hotel site at Sutton
has been pnrchased for the purpose
of erecting a Carnegie library. Con
sideration $1,1 74. Work will begin as
soon as spring opens.
Farm Sells for High I'rlcc.
I. K. Hunter has sold his farm of
twenty acres for $230 per acre. It Is
located adjoining the town of Weeoln
Union Labor Amused Over ("outran
for Prison Made lotlilog.
Union labor throughout the state li
aroused as never before and all be
cause the governor his signed a con
tract leasing the convict labor of the
state penitentiary at Lincoln to a Chi
cago firm that will employ the pris
oners, nun and women. In manufac
A protest was made, but regardlesi
of the arguments against the plan, th
contract was sinned, and prison made
clothing will be turned out of the Ne
braska penitentiary nH Vlu,n ti,0 ma
chinery, which is said to be en route
can be installed.
In Omaha alone there ate in excesi
of 10,000 union laborers, all of vvhorr
signed the protest nralnst the employ
ment of the 500 to 0il prisoners In the
manufacture ,.r clothing to come ir
competition with that made by free la
bor. These people have all signed ar
agreement to boycot the clothing.
ITFTEEX ROM'S DEEDS FILF.fr
Heaping Rl. li Harvest Se lling I dim'
That Exists Not,
Annul a year ago the registrar ol
deeds of Buffalo county received a bo
gus deed to a section of land that die
not exist in the county for the pur
pose of registering It on the records a!
the court house. Since that time ther
has been about fifteen of these sam
fraudulent documents received. Thej
are all from parll.ye living along the
southern border of Ohio nnd the
northern border of Kentucky. In each
instance they describe land that could
not be found on the plat of the count
and they are all signed either by Johr
Serra or John More with an If. B. Em
erson as the notary public. One part
paid $6,000 for a section of land claim
ed to be under a government patent
when the government has never issued
a patent on more than one quurtei
section at a time.
DKJ I.KADS WAY.
Hurry Hill, of Hasting,, Commit Sul
eiilo While Despondent.
With loud and prolonged barking
shepherd dog late Saturday arouse
Mrs. Charles K. Hill In her farm horn
three miles southwest of Hastings, and
led her to the body or her son, Harry
aged is, almost completely concealed
under snow nt the ulijh ()r a straw
stack about thirty roils from the house
Two weeks ago Harry Hills told com
panlons lie Intended to commit sul
..i.i., i... , ...
- illumed out me place on
Thirty-two Mile creek where he said
he would enact the tragedy. Friday
night he left hia home about 8 o'clock
and hs parents supposed he had gone
to a neighbor's. He was not seen
again until the dog led the mother to
the lileless body. He killed himself
with chloroform, with which ho had
turn ted cotton tied over his face
with a wire. A love affair was th
Boycott Stops Hog Buying.
Because of the meat boycott and th
unsettled condition of the meat mar
ket, the Morton-Gregson Packing com
pany at Nebraska City, has given no
tice it will discontinue buying hoB8
reoruary i and for perhaps a week.
or until uie market is settled. This
plant has been killing from 1,000 to
i.boo head or hogs per day and hiu
been In operation for u number of
Made a HK Haul.
Sheriff Birdseli brought to Chadror.
eleven prisoners from Cruwford on a
freight train. All were arrested from
the "Bed Light" district. They say
they will plead guilty. Two of them
were the famous Krlck booms, who
were recently lined $1,000 each In the
federal court at Omaha. After a fine
of that amount at Chadron, two year
go,' they left tliere.
Women's CIiidh to Meet.
Arrangements nave been made for
he meetings or the Nebraska Keder-
ted Women's clubs In tho six con
gressional districts this spring. The
rst district meeting will be held In
aw nee City on April 26 and 27.
No Iaitliiisiusm ut Norfolk.
Norfolk fans are not enthusiusUc
over the proposed plan to form a state
baseball league, ror the reason, they
say, that the traveling exnensea rt
the great mileage outlined would pre
ent making the scheme pay out.
I.yoiin Sun is Sold.
Chas. K. Ott has sold the Lvons Run
o J. J. Haydon, possession to be given
to J. J. iluydon, possession being given
Lincoln and enter the printing bual-
Silver Weilillng I ; vent.
Mr. and Mrs. Curl Will, well known
farmers and pioneer settlers of Cum
ing county, celebrated their sliver wed
ding at their home in (Jurfleld town
hip. They have resided there nearly
Crete Mhii Kills llliiiHcir.
Frank Carnes committed suicide at
Crete, taking carbolic acid. lie died,
within an hour. The suicide was tht
result of un unhappy marrlugt.
POISON FOUND IN SWOPE CASE.
Cipher Telegram Discloses Result of
Chicago's Experts' Analysis.
Clearly Indicating that poison had
been found In the stomachs of Col
onel Thomas II. Swope, multimillion
aire philanthropist of Kansas City,
and his nephew, Chrlsman Swope, and
foreshadowing arrests to be made Im
mediately, a cipher message was sent
the other day to Attorney John 0.
Paxton at Kansas City by Dr. Lud
wig Ilektoen Immediately upon the
completion of the exhaustive analysis
made by Dr. Ilektoen, Dr. Walter
Haines and Dr. Victor C. Vaughan, of
Mr. Paxton, executor of the Swope
estate, agreed with Dr. Ilektoen upon
a code that was to be used In sending
messages in the event evidence of
murder was found In the stomachs of
Colonel Swope and his nephew! The
code word to he used In the event of
the discovery of polBon wan "Positive,"
and that was the word put on the
wire. The precaution wus taken to
prevent a leak" and a warning to the
The finding of pobon was essential
to the making of specific charges.
This was demanded by the prosecuting
attorney. The ulleged Inoculation of
eight members of the Swope family
with typhoid will he Introduced at the
trial as circumstantial or corrobora
tive evidence to show the existence of
a plot to exterminate the remaining
heirs :to the Swope millions.
$1,000X00.000 COPPER TRUST.
Merger of Butte Properties An
nounced In New York.
The $1,000,000,000 copper combina
tion Wall street has been talking
about, and the formation ot which
was delayed by tbe possibility ot In
terference on the part of the govern'
nient, was launched the other day, and
an ofDclal stutenient by John D. Ryan,
president of the Amalgamated Copper
Company, giving some of the details.
The Anaconda Company will be the
nucleus for the combination. It will
take over the securities of the Cole
Ryan Amalgamated Copper Company I
and also the Guggenheim companies.
The capital will be Increased from
$30,000,000 to $150,000,000.
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of tho Anaconda Copper Mining
r. i. ...... .. i
I - wus anaea to can a spe-
cial meeting of stockholders of the
"T" "naconua on Marcn za
nI ?MPUr,Te, f M,der'B th
proposition of Increasing the capital
T .V V'Vr ' : 1 l" pr"
havl'n . d T 0t,1:20K0'000 "hare8'
hanoin1fnrV.tt ? f ?25 a 8hare'.t0
u,..uu,u7u oilmen oi iue sume par value
per share, for the purpose of acquir
ing the property of other companies
located In the Butte district.
WALL'S FALL CAUSES DEATH.
Ruins Collapse in Gale, Crushing a
House One Killed, One Missing.
Six persons were known to be In the
rooming house at 4 28 West Fourth
street, Cincinnati, which wus demol
ished when a wall of a five-story ruined
distillery was blown down by the wind.
Of these one la dead, another is miss
ing and four were injured. Joseph
tassenella was killed. Joseph Branni-
gan is missing. Tho rooming house
was a two and a half story brick. At
the time of the accident the wind vbi
blowing forty-five miles nn hour. The
inmates of the house were burled be
neath tons of debris. Police and fire
men Immediately set to work and
brought five out of the ruins. Casse-
nella died later.
TO LOAN GERMANY VAST SUM.
American (apllullsta to Knrolah
10,000,000 to .Nation.
Ceruiany's bid for American good
will appeared the other day. In the
opinion of Washington officials, when
word was received that Germany asks
for a loan of $120,000,000. The loan.
it seems, was to be announced in the
first week of thia year, but was held
up when it became known to the Ger
man government that complications
in the far East were to ensue. There
is a disposition in Washington to be
lieve that the Morgan syndicate abroad
will take a major share of this loan.
placed on the market at 102.
M beiit Worth S 1 4 I .UUO.OOO.
The total wheat crop of Canada last
year was 106,744,000 bushels, averag
ing 21.5 buHhels per acre, with an av
erage market value of 84.8 cents per
ousnei, according to the report of
United States Consul Paul Lang, of
feherbrooke, Que. The aggregate value
of tho crop was $141,320,000. The crop
exceeded that of 1908 by 54,310,000
.firor, In Fear, Would ttrll La a 4.
Following the killing In Columbia
county, Georgia, of Dan Luinkln, an
aged negro, by Night Riders, and the
burning of a negro church, three negro
property owners of that section turned
ttieir tanas over to real estate agenU
VloUal iaak la Praaca.
A violent earthshock li reported to
nave occurred at Ruello. in the de
partment of Cbarente, France. The
movement lasted three seconds and
came from the southeast
Turn IJowa Coumlaatoa riaa.
The proposition to change the muni
cipal government of Watertown, S. D.,
to the commission plan wan rejected
by flfty-six votea. About one-half f
the registered vote was polled.
R. 0. Dun A Co.'s Weekly Review ot
Chicago Trade says:
"Business activity again presents a
latlsfactory volume, there being snb
itantlal gains In payments through the
banks and Increasing production and
distribution in the leading Industries.
With the Improving weather transpor
tation extends and more prompt de
liveries of commodities make easier
collections at western points.
"The January clearance sales her
and in the country have been unusu
ally success ful, low temperatures- In
ducing much buying of winter apparel
and other necessaries, and there now
Is a gratifying depletion of general
merchandise to encourage free buying
of spring and summer lines. Buyers
arrived in large numbers and their
operations stimulated the markets for
dry goods, woolens, clothing, footwear,
men's furnishings, furniture and food
products. The markets for raw sup
plies remain active, with prices firm
in lumber, metals and wool. Offerings
of hides and leather are promptly ab
sorbed without much variation in val
ues. "Outdoor construction makes prog
ress and there Is a strong demand for
building materials required for tbe ,
spring months. Pig Iron and steel
bookings run Into largo tonnage.
"Bank clearings, $271,412,018, exceed
those of the corresponding week in
1909 by 10.1 per cent, and compare
with $200,r.62,408 in 1908. The discount
rate for commercial paper reflects fur-
ther ease, but little paper is bought
I under 5 per cent.
"Failurea reported in the Chicago
district number 31, as against 32 last
week, 35 in 1009 and 37 in 1908. Those
with liabilities over $3,000 number 7,
as against 13 last week, 7 in 1909 and
10 in 1908."
Gross currents in demand rendei
a general characterization difficult.
Wholesale and jobbing trade in Spring
goods tends to expand, travelers on the
road are sending in better orders and
the outlook rbr the future -In those
neB , optimistic. Retail trade, fol-
lowing the vttlvity engendered by Jan
ary clearance sales, l3 quieter, peni
18 the further advance of the winte,
season. Fllllng-ln orders from retail
ers to Jobbers are moderate. Manu
facturing industry Is busily employed,
with large orders ahead.
Business failures in the United
States for the week ending with Jan.
27 were 293, aa against 275 last week.
311 in the like week of 1909, 359 in
1008, 211 In 1907 and 228 in 1906.
Business failures in Canada number
forty-three, which compares with forty
last week and forty-two for the corre
sponding week last year. Bradatreet'a.
C Icago Cattle, common to nrima
$4.00 to $7.75; hogs, prime heavy, $4.5
to $8.50; sheep, fair to choice, $4.51
to $6.00; wheat, No. 2, $1.25 to $1.26:
corn, No. 2, 61c to 65c; oats, standard
46c to 47c; rye. No. 2, 77c to 80c; hay,
timotny. iio.ou to $19.00; prairie, $8.06
to $16.00; butter, choice creamery, 274
to 30c; egga, fresh, 29c to 32e; pota
toes, per bushel, 45c to 50c.
Indianapolis Cattle, shipping. $3.00
to $7.00; hogs, good to choice heavy,
$4.50 to $8.35; sbeep, good to choice,
$2.25 to $5.00; wheat. No. 1. $1.23 to
$1.24; corn, No. 2 white, 65c to 66c:
oats. No. 2 white, 47c to 49c.
8t. Louis Cattle, $4.00 to $7.75:
hogs, $4.00 to $8.45; aheep, $3.00 to
$5.75; wheat, No. 2, $1.30 to $1.33:
corn. No. 2, 63c to 64c; oats. No. 2,
c to 4c; rye, No. 2, 82c to 83c.
Detroit Cattle, $4.00 to $5.50; hogs.
$5.00 to $8.65; sheep, $3.50 to $5.00;
wheat. No. 2, $1.24 to $1.26; corn. No.
3 yellow, 67c to 68c; oata, standard,
49o to 60c; rye, No. 1, 82c to 84c.
Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 northern.
$1.15 to $1.18; corn, No. 3, 66c to 68c:
oats, tandard, 47c to 49c; rye, No. 1,
79o to 81c; barley, standard. 71c to
72c; pork, mess, $21.00,
Buffalo Cattle, choice shiDnln
steers, $4.00 to $6.25; hogs, fair to
choice, $5.00 to $8.70; sheep, common
to good mixed. $4.00 to $5.50; lambs,
fair to choice, $5.00 to $8.25.
Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed, $1.25
to $1.27; corn. No. 2 mixed, 67c to
68c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 49c to 50c:
rye. No. 2, 80c to 82c; clover seed.
Cincinnati Cattle, $4.00 to $6.25
bogs, $5.0 to $8.37; sheep, $3.00 to
$6.00; wheat, No. 2. $1.26 to $1.28;
corn, No. 8 mixed, 64c to 65c; oats.
No. 3 mixed, 49c to 60c; rye, No. 2.
85c to 87c.
New York Cattle. $4.00 to $8,803
bona, $4 00 to $8.50; sbeep, $3.00 ta
$5.25; wheat. No. 2 red, $1 28 to $l.30;i
corn, No. Z, 72c to 74c; oatf. natural.
white, 84c to 66c; buter, creamery.
28c to 32c; eggs, western, 32o ta