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MRS. HAROLD STAGG.
X Copyright, 1800 mid 1881 by
Harold, who was fond of quaint
characters, fotlnd himself smiling.
"Did you know my brother-in-law?"
ho asked, by way of drawing out his
"Oh, yos; every one know tho pro
fessor," was the answer, with a Judi
cial deliberation. "Ho won a flno
man, tho professor was; a trlflo
flighty In his notions, according to my
lights, and not always knowing as to
which sldo his bread was buttered:
but a real Christian gontloman, and
taking points from no ono in his busi
ness, too, though ho did plank out a
good many dollars In them patents of
his, that never showed him no profit,
and that would ha' como in handy
row, I reckon, for thorn that's loft
That's a flno girl of bis J sho favors
her father, too. Going to stop long?"
Tho driver as ho asked this ques
tion drew up boforo a medium-sized
house of old-fashlonod pattern, gabled
nnd of weathor-beaten shlnglo color,
with a vogotablo garden on ono sldo.
"Only a. few hours probably. Is
this tho placo?"
"That's whore ho lived, sir, ever
tlnco ho cOmo here," Bald the man,
muffling his speech again, by way of
respect to tho departed.
1 Harold Stagg passed through tho
little gato, and strodo with a busl-ness-llko
step to tho door, on which
he sounded vigorously with the
knocker that took tho placo of a bell.
After a moment It was opened by a
jBraall boy who looked at blm doubt
fully, as though ho suspected who tho
visitor might bo, but did not dare to
mako the first advances.
"I tako it you must bo Harold Stagg
Baldwin' said tho owner of tho first
two-thirds of the name.
"Yes, sir," said the lad, with a glad,
"Well, I'm your undo Harold," he
said, patting him on tho head. "I
fcupposo your "sister got my tolo
gram?" "Yes, sir. Sho's expecting you."
Whereupon his namesako seized
the handlo of tho valise, by way of
evincing hospitality and biding em
barrassment at tho samo tlmo, and
.began pulling it Into tho entry.
As Harold Stagg followed him, a
larger boy and a tall, slim young
woman advanced from the threshold
of an adjoining Toom.
t "Ah, my dears!" ho said, grasping
Silas by tho hand and embracing his
niece, "I'm glad to bo with you."
"Will you walk in, uncle," said Elea
nor, ushorlng him Into tho room
from which she had como.
It was a cosy llttlo apartment; its
furnlturo and stuffs, though slightly
worn and Bllghtly old-fashioned, were
tasteful. "I supposo you are ready
lor breakfast," she added. "It will bo
roady In a moment."
"Yes, I am a llttlo hungry."
Harold spoko cheerfully, An atmos-
sphere of grief was Instinctively op
pressive to him. Moreover, ho felt
that ho ought to try to enliven tho
?an-vlsaged family, Poor llttlo girl I
How palo and sad sho looked, with
dark places under her eyes, that told
of heart-acho and loss of sleopl She
wus pretty, to. distinctly pretty, with
;a delicate, pensive stylo of face that
matched well her willowy figure, but
she appeared far from strong. Ho
wondered what Emma would think of
her. There was not a traco of cm
"barrassment in hor manner, as she
tild the hospitalities of tho breakfast
.room, offering him his cholco of tea
or coffee, and providing for his other
needs with a serious composure that
was astonishing to him, from its lack
(of consciousness, and yet was In no
.respect girlish. Ho could scarcely be
lieve, until he convinced himself by
4JlllllljF, lUC4t OllU YtWi UUb UIULUUUi
Early contact with tho responsibili
ties of life had developed her In cer
tain ways beyond hor years, and yet
left her a child In many respects.
'How would sho and Emma get on?
AVhat would Emma think of hor7
"I have come out hero, you know,
to tako you all back with me to New
York," said Harold, presently, getting
to tho point at once, as was his wont
"It is your aunt's wish aud mine,"
he added, broaklng tho silence that
followed his announcement
Tho two boyB looked at tholr Bister
in a doubtful, bowlldered sort of way.
Sho was evidently thinking.
"That would bo vory pleasant,
uncle, and It is very kind of you to
suggest It; but as we havo to support
ourselves, wouldn't it bo wiser for
us to begin hero at onro whero wo
are known?" she said, In her calm,
dispassionate tone. "You see, papa
left very little property- nothing, ex
cept his patents and this house,
which is mortgaged for half what it
Is worth; so that we havo no money
to llvo on. Papa talked It all over
with mo as well as ho could, tho
day before ho died. Ho said ho had
been meaning to Insure his lifo dur
ing the last year, but ho hadn't tho
ready money to pay tho premiums. I
told him that he mustn't mind having
spent his savings in developing his
inventions; he had bellevod in them,
and it was his duty for our sakes as
well as his own, to try to mako them
successful. Wo should be suro to get
on somehow, and probably some day
the patents woudl prove very valu
able." It was plain that she wished others
to believe, as she did Impltclty, that
ber father had acted for the best in
everything. Doubtless, somo one had
already made disparaging comments
as to the causo of their poverty.
1 doa't think you understand me,
Robert Bonner's Bona.
Eleanor. I wish you all three to llvo
with mo. I havo plenty of money for
you all. Silas and Harold will bo
sent to school and you will bo
brought up at homo by your aunt, as
other young ladles are."
A look of surprise irradiated by a
Fleam of pleasure came over her faco,
which waa suceeded by her grave,
"I had been thinking," sho said, "or
being a teacher It I can got a place
In tho town here, and tho boys could
attend tho public school six months
In tho year, and do work In tho Bum
rner months for tho formors until
they woro old enough to go to col
lege." "Nonsenso, Eleanor," exclaimed
Harold Stagg, as sho paused in her
iccltal. "I won't hear of such, a
thing. You forgot I'm your undo;
your mothor was my sister, and I in
tend to provldo for her children 1"
"It would bo vory nice," sho said,
rofloctlvely, "If tho boys could bo
looked after until they had a good
t ducatlon, but I've quite set my heart
on being a teacher, and I'vo thought
it all over and planned It out so that
I'm suro there wouldn't bo any trou
bio as to my getting along."
"I won't hear of It What you need,
my dear, Is less thinking and plan
ning, and more boef, wlno and Iron, to
put color Into those palo cheeks of
yours. Do you suppose you could
arrango to start day after to-morrow?
I can havo your father's books and
such other things as you don't wish
to havo sold stored or shipped to you
In Now York," ho added,
"Day after to-morrow?" Bho ejacu
lated, In a tono of trouble.
"Yes, I am a busy man myself, and,
of course, I'm anxious to get back
as soon as possible."
"It would bo vory nlco for tho
boys," sho reiterated, 'and It's very,
very kind of you, Undo Harold."
"That meanB you'll Btart day after
"Would you llko to co to Now
York to live, Silas and Hal?" sho In
quired, with motherly solloltudo.
"Wo won't go unless you go, Elea
nor," said tho older, stoutly.
"That'B right," said Harold Stagg.
"Sho has to go.",
Eleanor's oyes filled with tears.
"I suppose I ought," sho said, after
a moment "You mustn't think me
ungrateful, undo, or that I don't ap
predato how good and generous you
aro, but It's hard to leavo tho houso
and the placo whero I'vo lived so
long." Sho wept softly for a few
moments, then wiped her oyes, and
eald, with quiet decision, "wo shall
bo ready to start undo, day after
"That'll do nlcoly, dear," replied
Harold, who had been Inwardly de
bating how to deal with bo unfamiliar
a factor as a young girl's tears. "I'll
telegraph your aunt Emma that you'ro
The Journey was uneventful, but
very interesting to tho boys, who
quickly regained tholr spirits and be
came talkative under tho influence of
Eleanor sat pensivo and wan, un
responsive, and lacking appetite,
thereby puzzling hor uncle, who could
better havo understood torrents of
tears than Ibis dry-eyed, inoplug man
ner of grief. Ho found that sho liked
to talk about her father, whoso com
panion and confidante, sho soomed to
havo been, and toward tho end of tho
Journey they branched off, on ono oc
casion, on books, each surprising the
other by discovering that their tastes
in poetry were not dissimilar. Harold
did not pretond to read everything
that was going, but ho knew tho
names of the prominent publications,
ana it was evident mat Eleanor was
familiar with most of them. All she
needed, ho reflected, was a llttlo
knowledge of tho way of tho world
and a fow suggestions as to her attire,
In order to mako him a proud uncle;
for while so many of the young wo
men In society were more butterflies
or dollB, did not Bho possess, In addi
tion to a pretty face, the charms of
intellectual culturo? Emma would
understand exactly how to transform
this Inconspicuous cygnet into a daz
"Hero wo are," said Harold Stagg,
as the carrlago stopped beioro a nno
A flood of light from tho doorway
dazzl U Eleanor's eyes, and she won
dered at tho flawless Individual who
supervised their passage Into tho hall,
until her undo said:
"Parsons, has Mrs. Stagg gono to
"No, sir; sho Is awaiting you In
tho drawing-room," answered tho but
lor. "She was about to retire, sir,
when your telegraphic messago ar
rived," ho added, In a lower tono, in
tended for his master's ear. "Supper
Is quite ready, sir."
"Well, we're ready for it, aren't
wo, boys? Twenty minutes of twelve!
Mercy on us!" ho exclaimed, as ho
closed his watch with a snap. "I daro
say you were never up so late before.
Now, doar, if you've finished prink
ing," he said gaily to Eleanor, "I'll
lake you In and Introduce you to your
Eleanor blushed vividly, and turned
from tho hall mirror, before which
sue had Instinctively paused a mo
ment In order to straighten her bon
net, that she was conscious was
awry. Her uncle stood laughing and
chuckling at her confusion. Just then
there was a rustle of a robe, and a
I tall woman came speeding down the
"I'm so glad you'vo cornel I hoard
ono of tho children crying, and I'd
gone up Just for a moment, thinking
l should bo sure to hear if you camo
"Yes, cherub, hero wo-aro safo and
Sound. Eleanor, Silas, Hal, this is
jour aunt Emma,"
"How d'y do, my dcara? I'm very
glad to sco you," Bald Mrs. Stagg,
kissing Eleanor on tho cheek, and
beaming kindly on tho boyB, who, be
tween tho butler, tho electric lights,
tho spacious hall and this new splen
did relative stood confounded. "You
must bo tired out, and wo'll go right
in to supper."
"What do you supposo, Emma, I
caught this young woman doing Just
now? Beautifying herself in the
glnsBl It's Now York air. I wager
that within a week sho'll havo been
Insldo of every dressmaker's and
milliner's shop in tho city." Whero
upon Harold Stagg laughed gleefully.
"I Imaglno you havo discovered by
his tlmo that your uncle's a sad
teaso," eald Emma, who was leading
tho way, having already, in a Blngle
glanco, tho capability of which poor
Eleanor realized, comprehended tho
prlmltlvoness of her nleco's Ideas on
clothes. Sho reflected that had Har
old been a malicious man ho could not
navo tnought of anything moro in
Udious than to call attention to the
poor child's toilet, to say nothing of
the Tact that Eleanor was, and must
remain for tho present, In deep black.
Such lack of perception on tho part
of her botter-half prompted hor to
turn and link her arm sympathetically
n tho -young girl's, whllo Harold, to
whom It had suddenly ocurred that
his allusion to millinery was tho re
verso of welMlmed, followed behind,
endeavoring to conceal his self-con-eclouBnoss
by vigorously rubbing tho
shaggy heads of his two nephews, and
trolling a bluff gleo tho burden of
which was that hlB heart was true to
An hour later, tho Baldwins were
comfortably ensconced in tho bluo
suito, and Emma was hearing- from
the lips of her husband an account of
tho Journey. Although sho had
mapped out In her mind a probable
programmo, Bho had waited to see tho
children, beforo giving her Imagina
tion full swing; but now that they
appeared to bo vory much what sho
had hoped, all sorts of thoughts were
churning In hor brain regarding their
adaptation to her household and tho
proper exertions to bo made in their
behalf. Tho boys woro of Just tho
right ago for Mr. Sampson, as she
had expected, and In tho autumn,
after a summer by the sea-sldc, they
could bo packed off with brand-now"
outfits, and sho bo saved from further
responsibility, except in vacation
time, for several years to come. As to
Eloanor, sho waa agreeably disap
pointed. To be Bure, Harold had writ
ten that she was a quiet unobjection
able Bort of girl, but sho had not been
ablo to dismiss from hor mind a
haunting idea of a showy, slangy
young person with gushing manners
and mourning bedizened with Jot un
til the real nloco stood boforo hor.
Emma congratulated herself that she
would havo very plain sailing; Elea
nor was dowdy, unsophisticated and
retiring, but a Blngle seaBon In soci
ety would work tho necessary
changes. Sho was rather pretty now,
and sho would be very fetching, in
deed, when she learned to hold her
self properly and to dress hpr hair
with somo regard to what was becom
ing. How preferable to havo to deal
with an unobjectionable child who
had no preconceived Ideas, than with
a bumptious coquette whose bad man
ners wero already formed.
(To be continued.)
WHY HE SAID "PANTS."
Rather Fine Distinction In Language
Used by New York Tailor.
Ex-President Gates, of Amherst
college, says tho Now York Tlmesj
was a man with three Balient charac
teristics belief in compulsory wor
ship as. a means of grace, nicety ot
language, and a fondness for bargain
hunting that waa almost feminine. As
illustrative of the latter It Is told that
on a certain occasion Mr, Gates
bought for $3 a pair of trousers that
had been marked at $6, and had them
charged. The first of tho month tho
bill camo In:
"To ono pr. pants, S3."
Mr. Gates crossed off tho "pants"
and substituted "trousers," then re
mailed tho bill. Tho first of tho next
month another bill came in:
"To ono pr. pants, $3."
This tlmo tho bill was returned as
before, but with the following leg
end; "Dear Mr, Thompson: I am
always careful about the language I
uso, and like other people to bo tho
same." Tho first of tho third month
Mr. Gates received a bill:
"To ono pr. pants, $3."
This time he went In person to visit
Mr. Thompson. Ho explained his po
sition. Thompson looked at him a
moment, and then replied:
"Presldont Gates, I'vo been in the
clothing business for 26 years. An'
during thom 25 years everything in
my Bhop above $5 has been trousers
and everything below $5 has been
pants. It'B pants you got. and egad,
sir, It's pant you'll pay for."
A Faulty Appraisement.
"Mr. Sprlgglns prides himself on
understanding the value of money."
"And that's whero- Mr. Sprlgglns
makes a mistake," said tho liberal
man. "He expects a dollar to buy
two or three times as much, as it has
any right to, and Is continually being
annoyed and disappointed."
A philosopher says It is better to be
alone than in bad company; but some
men aro in bad company when thty
MAKES WESTON HIGH MAN.
Official Vote Gives Htm Plurality of
Auditor Charles Weston, the only
old member of tho state board of equal
ization, who waa a candldato on the
republican state ticket th',3 fall, ap
pears to havo received tho highest
vote of any candldato on the ticket
and his majority is grcator than that
of any other candidate. This was as
certained when tho officials returns
In the office of secretary of stato wero
compared and verified. Tho unveri
fied tabulation on the previous day
gavo Mr. Mortonsen tho lead, but er
rors were found when tho work was
compared. Mr. Weston's total vote Is
101,447. giving him a plurality of 17,
487 over Charles Q. Do France, the fu
sion candldato for auditor.
As regards pluralities tho republi
can candidates now stand in the fol
lowing order: Auditor Weston, Super
intendent Fowlor, Land Commissioner
Foller, Secretary Marsh, Attorney
General Prout Treasurer-elect Mor
tenson, Lieutenant Governor-elect Mc
Gilton, Govornor-olect Mickey.
Tho official totals aro us follows:
Thompson, F. ..........
Dovles, P. .
McGllton, R 8.320
Gilbert, P. 87.009
TJghtner. I i 4,129
Peugh, 8 , 3.4SI
March, R. 89.123
Powers, F. S6.0U
Norton v 4.0S9
Roo ,...,..,.....,..,.., 3,533
Mortonsen ........... 99,414
Matldox, P. 4,140
Stolley, S 3,650
Weston. R ...101.447
DoFrance, F. 83,900
Dalo, P 4,578
Llppincott, B 3,735
Prout, R 98.5SI
Broady, F. 83,512
Burleigh, S. ......
Follmer. R 89.3SS
Brennan, F. S3.188
Follmer's plurality '
Dlllworth. P. .......1 4,301
Adams, S 3,857
Fowler, R S9.9U
Smith, F. 83.CC9
Total voto 1D8.574.
KN0CK8 OUT HOME COMPANY.
Supreme Court Says It Cannot Legally
Transact Business In Nebraska.
In an extended opinion written by
Justice Sedgwick tho supremo court
put the Nebraska Home company out
of business in this stato by, declaring
that It is a lottery and that Its pro
moters promise imposslblo things.
Tho court finds that the numborlng of
certificates In tho order In which ap
plications therefor are received gives
to tho entorprlso tho element of
chance, which makes It a lottery. It
also finds that whllo the first twenty
two applicants out ot 1,000 may re
ceive the benefits promised by tho
company inside of tho twenty-month
period after the filing of tho applica
tions tho 1,000th appllcanj" has llttlo
to hope for in tho way of benefit In
this world, as It will tako him soventy
years to realize, and that the com
pany does not profess to do anything
for him in tho next world.
Tho suit is in the nature of a quo
warranto proceeding and was institut
ed by Attorney General Prout on bo
half of tho stato to prevent the com
pany from doing business in Nebraska.
Smith Leaves the State.
Tho case of the atate of Nebraska
against William R. Smith was called in
county, court at York and dismissed at
request of the complaining witness.
Smith was arrested and placed In all
on tho charge of threatening to do bod
ily injury to Miss Nora Hilton. A
thorough investigation ot tho caso has
been made by tho county attorney,
It was found that all that could bo
done In the case was to flno him and
placo him under bond to not molest
or in any way Interfere with MIbs
Hilton, and as ho had neither money
nor friends tho only thing that could
have been done would havo been to
keep him in Jail for a time and then
turn him loose. Smith agreed to leave
tho county and stay away under pen
alty of arrest should ho return.
Found Dead In Barnyard.
Thn rtPiwi bodv of John Krapp, a
prominent German farmer residing
three miles southeast of Cortland
was found In the barnyard of his farm,
Tho coroner waB notified and upon ex
amination pronounced tho man's death
due to apoplexy. No inquest wa3
held. Deceased was a bachelor, 67
years ot age, and had resided In that
locality for thirty-five years.
G. W. Ware, living near Mullen, has
7,000 head of cattle.
Farmers generally aro paying corn
1'uskers three cents a bushel.
Governor-elect Mickey is making si
vlelt to all of tho Btato institutions.
Iteccnt rains are Bald to havo put
winter wheat in excellent conaltion. .
A Gage county farm Eold tho other
day for $40,000, being over $62 per
Burglars at Waverly made an un
successful nttempt to enter a number
of business places. x
Two brother-in-law engaged In a
fight at St Paul. Ono of tho received
an ugly cut in the side.
Mrs. Anna Keppel is seeking to re
cover $2,600 damages from Platta
mouth for injuries sustained from a'
The remains of Joseph Fisher, who
dlod'at Clinton, la,, November 15, ar
rived In Wahoo and the funeral ser
vices were held from tho Catholic
church. Deceased was eighty years
Tho Scott livery barn at Ord burn
ed. Three horses wero killed and all
tho harness and feed destroyed. Loss
On barn and contents about $2,000.
McMlndcs & Anderson owned tho con
tents. S. P. Van Dyke of Gage county, has
returned from a six years' residence
In tho Klondike country. During his
absence ho suffered many hardships,
and returns poorer than when ho went
Tho business men of York aro agi
tating tho building of a Burlington
depot. They urgo that tho present
structure is a disgrace and that York
should have a depot that is a credit
and In keeping with the city,.
When D. C. Donaldson, a farmor liv
ing about three miles southwest of
Pawneo City came homo from tho field
to dinner he found his wife sitting in
a chair dead. Tho indications wero
that Bho had died of heart disease.
Mrs. D. M. Ross, wife of a promi
nent farmer living south" ot Ord, was
thrown from a load of brick and run
over and almost Instantly killed, a
few mllea from town. Sho had drop
ped a lino and fell in trying to get It
Edwin Moody has brought to Red
Cloud from his home In tho north
eastern part ot tho county, suffering
from an advanced stage of insanity.
This Is the third time ho has been In
custody. Ho was taken to the asy
lum at Lincoln.
A bank has been organized at Nick
erson with a capital of $25,000, or
which $7,G0 Is paid up. H. J. Sidner
of Nlckerson Is the cashier and will
manage the business. The other offi
cers aro W. J. Courtright and L. M.
Keeno of Fremont, president and vice
The preliminary hearing of Daniel
O'Brien and James Hall, tho two
men suspected of the attempted bank
robbery at Clatonla last week, was
held at Beatrice before Judge Walker,
which resulted in tho defendants being
bound over to tho district court In tho
Bum of $1,000 each.
Tho now library In York was for
mally opened to the public and a largo
crowd was present to enjoy the mu
sical and literary program. This is
tho building which was constructed
and furnished from the $10,000 which
Mrs. Woods bequeathed to tho city of
York for that purpose.
A reindeer five years old was cap
tured In a pasture four miles east of
Beatrice. Tho animal fiercely fought
tho four men who captured It, and
partly stripped tho clothing off one of
them. It Is supposed that It had es
caped from somo Bhow.
Through efforts of Postmaster
Spelts, Wood River has- secured ono
of tho best rural delivery routes in
tho Btate. Tho route as laid out cov
ers 175 miles and deliver mall at ev
ery house within a radluB of seven
miles of Wood River. Flvo wagons
will be used to mako the delivery.
Will G. Sullivan, the only Sterling
boy who served In the Spanlsh-Amer-lean
war and who lost a leg at Ma
nila, received word last week from the
tho war department and also from Con
gressman Burkett that his claim had
been allowed and that he would re
ceive $3G per month, with back pay
from March 22, 1902.
Treaaurer Stuefer estimates that In
the course of the next five years the
board of school lands and funds will
be called upon to Invest $12,000,000.
From now on the returns on maturing
land contracts and leases will keep
the fund uninvested In a stato ot re
pletion that will tax the capacity ot
the members to find investment
Under a ruling of the supreme court
the state treasurer Is required to com
plete tho contract made by the board
of educational lands and funds where
by $300,000 of school funds aro to be
Invested in 3 per cent gold bonds
ot the state of Massachusetts. The ap
plication of the attorney general for
a writ of mandamus against the treas
urer in the test case was allowed."
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latent Quotations from South Omaha
and Kansas City.
CATTLE There was a fairly liberal'
run of cattle and as is apt to be tho caso
At tho closfc of the week, the market
was slow and very uneven prices were
pahj. Th general tendency waa to
pound tho market on all kinds. There
wero several cars of cornfed ' steers on
the market, but nothing that was choice.
Tho market could be quoted a shade low
er on tho average, but at tho samo time
tho market wari so uneven that, whllo
somo soles looked about steady, others
were undoubtedly a good deal lower.
Tho cow market was also Blow and
weak. Tho better grades In particular
wero hard to dispose ot at satisfactory"
prices. Tho market for th6 week Is
probably 10025c higher, but the class of
cattle that sell from $3.00 up havo Im
proved tho least, whllo the canners havo
advanced tho most. Tho market for
Btockers and feeders was Just about In
the samo condition that It generally Is
on a Friday. That Is, tho demand was
very limited and the cattlo that did
chango hands brought a shade lower -prices.
There wero almost no desfrablo
western beef steers on sale and the klnds
that woro offered were Blow and1 weak.
Buyers did not seem to cara whother
they got many cattle or not. Range cows
and also western stockers and feeders
wero slow and a shade lower.
SHEEP Quotations for grassers: Good
to cholco yearlings, J3.GOiT3.75; fair to
good, $3.2503.50; Rood to choice wothers,
$3.4003.60; fair to good wethers, $3.10
3.40; cholco ewes, $3.00Q3.2; fair to good
ewes, $2.2562.75; good to cholco lambs,
JI.5O04.75j fair to good lambs, $4.0004.50;
feeder wethers, $2.7503.15; feeder year
lings, $2.9003.25; feeder Iambs. $3,0004.00;
cull lams, $1.5003.00' feeder ewes, $1.25Q
2.25; cull ewes, 75C01.15; stock ewes, $2.50
03.25. Good fed stock sells about 25o
higher than cholco grassers.
KANSAS CITY. ,
CATTLE Cows Weak and lower: corn
cattlo weak; best stockers and feeders
steady, others lower; cholco export and
dressed beef steers, $5.9006.25; fair to
good, $3.0005.85; stockers and feeders, $2.
5003.90; western fed steers, $2.6505.50;
Texas and Indian steers, $2.6503,95; Texas
cows, $2.0002.85; native cows, $1.5001.80;'
native heifers, $2.0004.10; canners, $1,000"
2.25; bulls, $1.9003.23; calves, $1.OO0COO. '
HOGS Market 10c lower, closing weak
at decline; top, $6.20; bulk of sales, $6.1O0
C.20; heavy, $0.100023; mixed packers,
$6.0006.20; light, $8.0000.15; yorkera, $0,100
C.15; pigs, $3.6500.00.
SHEEP AND LAMBS-Market 5c low
er; native lambs, $3.6006.20; western
lambs, $3.0005.15; fed ewes, $3.0003.70; na
tive wethers, $3.0004.00; western wethers,
$3.0003.85; stockers and feeders, $1.9503.25..
VENEZUELA 8TILL PROTEST8.
Notifies Britain Orinoco Is Not Intend
ed for Foreign Warships.
CARACAS The Venezuelan govern
ment has energetically protested
against tho entrance of tho Orlonoco
river by tho British sloop-FanCome,
which action it is claimed waB an in
fringement of the Venezuelan sover
eignty. General Veluntlnl Is conferring With
President Castro concerning the cam
paigns against Barcelona and Qludad
Bolivar, which Senor Garrldo stated
could bo occupied In two dava without
opposition. Ho compares the present
condition with that existing in tho
Philippines, claiming that tho rebels'
Ho says tho revolutionary general
Rotando, with only seven men, passed
through Guanare, Zamora province, In;
the direction of Barcelona. j
According to private Information re-j
ceived hero Rolando and his staff are'
preparing to gather men for tho do-,
fenso of Barcelona.
English Trades Delegates. j
PITTSBURG, Pa. The twenty-three
delegates ot the British trades organ-!
izatlons who aro on an inspection tour,
of tho United States for tho purpose
of studying American conditions;
reached Pittsburg Friday. They wero
met by a committee of labor leaders
and takoo to Homestead, where- they
wero conducted through the great steel
plant of tho Carnegie company. Dur
ing their stay here they will visit tho
furnaces, foundr'iesy steel and Iron
mills and glass factories.
Switchmen Get a Raise. '
DETROIT, MIcb.--General Superin
tendent L'Hommedlu has announced
an Increase from 1 to 4 cents an hour
in the pay of switchmen on tho Mich
igan Central railroad In the big yards
between Detroit and Chicago, and at
Junction points in Michigan, from De
cember 1. The new scale affects
about 500 men, and means an increase
to tho company's pay roll of about
$0,000 a month.
NEW YORK The sub-treasury on
Friday made a telegraphic transfer of
$250,000 to San Francisco.
Form Alleged Cigar Trust.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. A charter
waa issued on Friday to the United
States Cigar company, of Wilmington,
Del., with a capital of $C,500,000. The
United States Cigar company is the
concern against which tho retail to
bacconists of Omaha and other cities
have combined under tho name of tho
Cigar Dealers Association of Ameri
ca. They allege that the new concern
is in reality an offshoot ot tho tobacco