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FIBING ON WILSON
SENATOR GOEMAtf DEL1VEES
BROADSIDE OS TWO.
Ills Target Being the Postofflco Depart
ment in General and the Postmaster
General in lart!cu itr. Who Is Taiken to
Task for Trying fo I.cgclate the Finan
cial and Other Interests of the Country
to the Neglect of II is Proper Functions
Populist Allen Criticizes Civil Servlve
Kef owners Territory Divorce Bill.
'Washington, April 6. The senate
spent the en-tire day on the postofllce
appropriation bill, hut did not complete
it- The Dill .served to bring out some
sharp criticisms by Senator Gorman
upon the administration of the postofllce
department, and by Senator Allen on
alleged irregularities resulting from the
Civil service system. 31r. Allen repeat
ed sensational charges as to large mon
ey contributions said to have been made
in the interest of Mr. Cleveland and
ilr. Harrison. The charge that Mr.
TVanna-maker contributed $400,000 to
tvard Harrison's election led to an em
phatic denial from Mr. Hawley. Mr.
Allen alluded to the president as "his
majesty" and as the chief mugwump of
the country. The vote on the post
office 'bill will be taken tomorrow.
Among the bills favoraibly reported to
the senate today was one to prevent
wholesale divorces in the territories by
requiring one year's residence before
application for divorce. Mr. Call of Al
abama mode an ineffectual attempt to
take up the Cuban resolution offered
by him some days ago, proposing the
immediate use of the United States
navy to protect American citizens in
Cuba and to prevent barbarities.
Mr.Wolcott and Gorman joined is
sue over some references of the former
to the Ellicott City, Md., albsorptlon hy
the Baltimore postoffice the latter say
ing he knew all about the matter and
did not like Mr. Volcott to get his in
formation at second hand.
.Mr. Wolcotj'saia that any differences
that might exist between the postmaster
genera' and one or two senators ought
to gi,-e way before the needs -of the puh
XOT FOR SPOILS.
German answered that Mr. Wolcott
oujnt to place this subject on a low
iplcne. He sought to intimate that this
was a mere personal and political ques
tbn. "If it is a political question" ex
claimed Mr. Gorman with intense sar
casm, "then I congratulate the post
oice department that a distinguished
s&nator on the other side of the cham
ber can be its defender on this occas
ion. There has been a suspicion among
many Democrats that many acts of
this administration could consistently
be defended by some Republican."
Mr. Gorman rejected the idea that the
postoffiees were a huge spoils system.
He had served under Democratic admin
istrations and Republican administra
tions, and the mere appointment of post
masters was never anything to hkn. He
fenew, he said, from recent events, that
&ny recommendations by him would be
rejected. Mr. Gorman said that his
observation of civil service reformers
vfas that they were the first to get their
friends into office, and then to keep them
there. Referring to the postmaster gen
erial, Gorman said It would he well for
that official to listen to the people and
f-erve them, rather than to be deliver
ic i lectures on tariff and gold and sil-
TOOTCCG HIS OWX HORN.
It would be well, said Mr. Gorman, to
return to the old rule that when you
ilpd a man constantly proclaiming his
virtues tihere was a rascal near at hand.
"The senator said he hoped to see a
postmaster general, no matter what his
politics might be, who would really re
form that department, not by remov
ing from the people, but "by cutting
d'j.vvn the high compensation for carry
ing the mail and the high salaries above
the 51,000 mark.
Mr. Hill suggested some modification
In the proposed amendment, and said
In1 was with the senator from Colorado.
(Woloott) on the general principle of in
cluding the small postoffices within the
limits of a city or its immediate out
skirts. Mr. Nelson (Rep. 'Minn.,) opposed the
consolidation. It was, he said, on the
principle of the general department
stores, the devil-fish of modern society.
The department stores were the curse
of the commercial -world and he would
n'ot like to see the same system carried
into the postoffice department.
BEST BUSINESS METHODS.
Mr. LK)dge (Rep. Mass.) declared that
the best methods of business would in
evitably prevail, and could not he stop
ped by politics or legislation. The
people did not care so much for pat
ronage as they did for good service.
There was no politics in the proposed
change, said the senator. He differed
with the present postmaster general on
the tariff, and yet this did not pre
vent his recognizing that official as a
most capable public officer.
At this point Mr. Sherman presented
the conference report on the Cuban res
olutions and also the action of Uie house
accepting the senate resolutions. He
Bald no further action was needed. He
Pay No More Big Prices!
A first class Bicycle can be sold
for less money than is generally
asked. Come and see me and I
will show vou. first class goods
for $75. Good ones for
$50 to $60.
I have a special sale of 50 good
Guitars for $2.00 each. No more
at this price after the 50 are sold.
Special Sale of Pianos This Week
remarked with satisfaction that the vote
in the house for the resolutions -was
Allison raised a question as to the
formality of the report and the action
by the house but after brief discussion
it was agreed that all parliamentary re
quirements had been observed.
Mr. Allen, (Pop. Xeb.) spoke for the
retention of the old system, with its
country postmasters, and arraigned civ
il service as a farce. In tfhis connec
tion Mr. Allen said:
"The greatest mugwump of the day is
in the White House. It is difficult to
say whether he is greater a mugwump
or imperial Democratic dictator. He
has led the hosts of mugwumps in this
country for ten or fifteen years."
Mr. Allen referred also to "Teddy
Roosevelt, the great New York mug
wump, second only to Cleveland him
self." "HIS MAJESTY."
The senator severely criticized the
action of the president in removing Civ
il Service Commissioner Johnson, de
claring that the president had pursued
the methods of Jeffrey and the Old Bai
ly, listning to whisprings of scandal
mongers in order to pitch a man out of
office. This was civil service a mere
cloak by which a president and mem
bers of his cabinet could carry out their
Again alluding to the president, Mr.
Allen said: "He Is a disgrace to the
great office he occupies. He should not
and douhtless will not be returned to
the position again."
The senator referred to the president
as 4hls majesty" correcting himself to
Mr. Allen repeated many sensational
charges as to campaign contributions.
He said it had been charged and not de
nied that $300,000 was raised in "Wall
street to secure the nomination of
Cleveland in 1S92, and a like amount to
secure the nomination of Mr. Harrison.
"How about McKinley?" interjected
WALL STREET CONTRIBUTORS
"I have not read the latest returns as
to McKinley, but I have them in my
desk and will reach them at a later
time." answered Mr. Allen. He went
on to say that the Wall street contribu
tors were in a quandary after nomina
ting Cleveland and Harrison, but An
ally turned to the former, because he
had an office on Wall street, and coiv
tributed $1,400,000 toward his election.
Of this amount John J. Van Allen gave
$50,000 and the latter received the ap
pointment of minister to Italy. This
quid for quo was civil service reform.
Continuing, Mr.- Allen said it was
charged and not denied that the great
and good Mr. Wanamaker superinten
dent of a Sunday School gave $'00,000
for the election of Benjamin Ha ison
to the presidential office. Shortly after
this, proceeded Mr. Allen, the presi
dent saw fit to invite the great and
good John into his cabinet.
Mr. Hawley (Rep. Conn.) rose to state
that he supposed no one believed Mr.
Wanamaker gave $400,000 for campaign
purposes. He had circulated a paper
and secured subscriptions, but it was
not a personal gift and certainly should
not bring an intimation that cabinet
offices had been bought
Mr. Allen responded that the man who
was caught always had an apology.
No denial had ever been made to this
charge until the senator from Connecti
cut (Hawley) rose to deny It.
''Which charge?" queried Mr. Haw
ley. "That John Wanamaker gave $400,000
to the Harrison campaign fund," said
"I don't believe it," answered Mr.
Hawley, "and I don't believe anyone be
lieves it except the senator (Allison.)
Mr. Allen 'insisted that the charge had
been made from Maine to California
and never before denied.
A POSTOFFICE TRUST.
The proposed postoffice -consolidation
was opposed by Senators (Pasco, Call,
Stewart and White, The latter char
acterized the proposed change as a
great "postoffice trust."
An agreement was reached to vote on
the postoffice appropriation at 5 p. m.
The following bills were passed. Pen
sioning the widow of the late John M.
Thayer at $100 per month; pensioning
the widow of General A. Heckman at
$50 a month; to provide for the contin
uance in office of customs officers and
assistant treasurers until successors
shall have been appointed and qualified;
granting railroads In Indian Territory
additional facilities for depot grounds;
appropriating $5,000 for a fog signal at
Menominee harbor, Michigan.
At 5:30, after a short executive session
the senate adjourned.
1IK BECQ31ES A CATHOLIC
Chaplain Frederick herman. Chaplain In
the Navy, Cotiflrmed by Satolll.
Washington, April 6. Chaplain Fred
erick Sherman, U. S. N., for some years
a member of the Episcopal church, re
signed from the navy on Saturday and
was on that day received into the Cath
olic church by rhe Jesuit fathers of
Georgetown college, in this city. He
was confirmed yesterday at St. Aloy
sius church by Cardinal Satolli. Mr.
Sherman is married and Is a son of
Judge Sherman of the superior court of
Massachusetts. He was for some time
aboard the United States Steamship
Chicago on the European station, but
for about n year had been chaplain of
the naval training station at Newport,
R. I. He came here on Tuesday and
went into retreat at Georgetown college
and after examination his reception in
to the Catholic church followed.
AS A S1STEB, ONLY
Rntllngton r.ooth Defines the Terms Upon
Which They Low Mrs. Booth-Tockcr.
New York, April 6. Balllngton Booth
and his sister, Mrs. Booth-Tucker, had
a protracted conference, which lasted
from 10 o'clock last night until 4:30 this
morning. It Is understood that her
entreaties to Balilngton to return to the
Salvation army were without effect.
The following statement was made by
Commander and Mrs. Ballington Booth
in the headquarters of "The Volunteers"
"We have met and had a long inter
view with our sister. Mrs. Booth-Tucker
and wish it most distinctly understood
that our attitude is absolutely unchang
ed, and that our future plans for the Vol
unteers will go forward as heretofore
"We are, however, anxious to have it
clearly stated that this interview was
of a sisterly and brotherly character
and that apart from the matters of con
troversy on which we must still differ,
there exists, as there always has, the
warmest affection for Mrs. Booth-Tucker
as a sister."
Commander and Mrs.Balilngton Booth
will go to Chicago tomorrow, returning
to this city late on Friday. Thursday
they will address a mass meeting in
the auditorium and on the following
day they will receive the officers and
soldiers of the northwestern district who
seceded from the regular army last
A VALUABLE PRESCRIPTION.
Editor Morrison of Worthington, Ind
Sun, writes: "You have a valuable pre
icription in Electric Bitter:, and I can
cheerfully recommend It for Constipa
tion and Sick Headache, and as a gen
eral svstem tonic it has no equal." Mrs.
Annie Stehl, 2625 Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, was all run down, could not
eat nor digest food, had a backache
which never left her and felt tired and
weary, but six bottles of Electric Bit
ters restored her health and renewed
her strength. Prices 50 cents and $L
Get a bottle at George Van Werden's
Pharmacy, 32S North Main street and
G. Gehring's drug store, northeast cor
ner Topeka and Douglas avenuesv
WILL COST MILLIONS
ET7EE AND HABB0R BILL IS
PASSED BY THE HOUSE.
Carries Ac teal Appropriations of Close to
Ten and a Half Millions and Authorizes
Additional Kxpenditares Eqnal to
Bringing the Total Up to Sixty-Three
Millions Dockery Leads the Opposi
tion to the BUI, Charging xtraracance
Hepburn Says There's Pork in It, and
Scores the Mississippi River Commission
Washington, April 6. The house to
day passed the river and harbor appro
priations bill under suspension of the
rules after a lively debate o forty min
utes, by a vote of 216 to 40.
The bill carries in actual appropria
tions 510,330,000 and authorizes con
tracts for thirty-two new projects, with
a limit of cost of $51,721,210.
Only forty minutes debate was allow
ed. Mr. Hooker, chanrman of the river
and harbpr committee, attempted to se
cure an extension of this time, but first
Mr. Maguire (Dem., Cal.) and then Mr.
Grosvenor (Rep., Ohio) objected. The
debate was very spirited. Mr. Dockery
(Dem., Mo.) attacked the recklessness
with which it was proposed to extend
the "continuing contract" system in the
bill a natural result, he claimed, of the
policy of giving the government's
promise to pay Instead of paying cash.
He admitted, however, the great econ
omy of the contract system, which Mr.
Burton (Rep., Ohio) had stated from of
ficial reports to be thirty per cent. Mr.
Hepburn (Rep., la.) also made a vigor
ous assault on. the bill, which, he said,
had enough "pork" in it to insure Its
passage. He devoted himself particu
larly to the Mississippi river commis
sion; the work of which he denounced.
This brought forth a reply from Mr.
Catchings, the former chairman of riv
ers and harbors, and a defense of the
measure from Mr. Hooker (Rep., X. Y.),
the present chairman. When the vote
was finally taken, the majority in favor
of it was so overwhelming that its op
ponents were unable to secure the ayes
Before the house adjourned the New
Mexican bond bill was defeated and the
bill to open the Assinaboine military
reservation was passed.
RIVER AND HARBOR BIDIa
The reading of the river and harbor
bill consumed one and one-half hours.
At the conclusion of the reading, Mr.
Hooker asked that the time for debate
be extended until A o'clock. Mr. Hep
burn (Rep., la.) protested, saying that
the bill involved the appropriation of
563,000,000. Some amendments had been
reported only this morning and he sub
mitted that this extraordinary expen
diture should not be authorized without
due debate. He suggested that the time
for debate be extended until 5 o'clock.
Mr. Maguire (Dem., Cal.) asked
whether opportunity would be oered for
amendment. Being informed that there
would not be, he objected. Subsequent
ly he attempted to withdraw his objec
tion, but Mr. Grosvenor (Rep., Ohio) re
newed it and the debate was entered
A few minutes were given to Mr. Bur
ton (Rep., Ohio), a member of the rivers
and harbors committee, who particu
larly exploited the contract system ex
tended by tho bill to thirty-two new
projects. This, he said, was the most
conspicuous as well as the most com
mendable feature of the bill. The re
ports of the engineer department of the
army showed that the contract system.
Inaugurated by the Fifty.first congress,
had effected a saving of 30 per cent on
all work so authorized. The system was
not only the most economical, but it was
the most courageous and honest.
Mr. Dockery (Dem., Mo.) led the op
position to the bill. He favored, ho
said, just appropriations for the great
waterways of the country, but he did
not believe such appropriations- should
be obtained by the improvement of un
important streams. He added that even
though he might favor every item in
this bill, he would oppose its passage
under a motion to suspend the rules,
which would prevent debate and
amendment. An explanation of this un
usual proceeding was that some of the
members were clamoring for larger ap
propriations and it was not safe to
trust the bill in their hands lest its
items should be largely increased. That
might be the correct explanation. The
bill carried liabilities amounting to
over 551,000,000, which, with the amount
actually appropriated, made it aggre
gate over $62,000,000. Such nn enorm
ous appropriation, he submitted, was
entitled to the careful consideration of
the house under the ordinary rules,
which would allow the debate and
amendment of each paragrpah. He d
rounced it as a high-handed proceed
ing. Proceeding, he reviewed the rapid
growth and development of the contin
uing contract system inaugurated by
the Fifty-first congress.
"Has not experience shown that this
svstem is economical?" interrupted Mr.
Hopkins (Rep., 111.).
"Undoubtedly," replied Mr. Dockery,
"It is economical as to each individual
contract, but the result has shown that
wherever the government enters upon
the policy of giving its note instead of
paying cash, the expeditures become
recklessly extravagant. Members in
this way get a small appropriation for
local Improvement to start with and
mortgage the treasury for completing
"PORK" IN THE BILL..
After Mr. Wheeler (Dem. Ala.) had
given his endorsement to the bill, Mr.
Hepburn (Rep. la.) made a sensational
speech In opposition to the bilL There
was, ho began. In the bill something
in the way of "pork" for his district.
He added, there was enough in it for
other districts to secure its passage and
he felt that nothing he would be able
to say would stop it in its stately march
to the statute books. He read the am
ounts ha would go o the various states,
51,700,000 to Maine. 51,400.000 to Massa
chusetts, 5400.000 to Rhode Island, $156,-
000 to Connecticut.54,400,000 to New York
tc, to show how the "pork" was dis
tributed, and then proceeded to make
an attack on the appropriations in the
bill for the Mississippi river commis
sion. The bin carried 5625,000 for the
commission, he said and authorized con
tracts aggregating 5S.375.00O.
rRight here. Mr. Speaker," he said,
"I want It understood Chat I do not ob
ject to legitimate appropriations for the
great -waterways of the country. What
1 desire to rebuke are the methods adop
ted to secure the passage of the bllL In
most cases In this bill there is a fla
grant bestowal of the largeness of the
"MONEY THROWN AWAY."
Proceeding, he said that in the last
ten years there had been expended thro'
the Mississippi river commission. 529.
000,000. Most of it was money thrown
away. The scheme of the Mississippi
river commission, he declared, had been
a fraud from its inception. Is real
purpose was to reclaim swamp lands
given to the states on condition of tbeir
reclamation. Since the scheme bad been
devised two-thirds of the appropriations
had been applied to this purpose and
but one-third to the work of deepening
He cited the reports of the war de
partment in substantiation of this state
ment. The net result of this vast ex
penditure of money, -e said, had been
an average deepening of the channel
only IS inches. It had cost the gov
ernment 5400,000 to secure an additional
depth of one inch for forty miles of the
"Bearing this fact m mind," said he,
"members can figure out for themselves
what it would cost to deepen It from its
mouth to Cairo so as to secure a suffi
cient depth of water to give the people
of Cairo a sight of ocean-going vessels,
a promise held out when the commis
sion was inaugurated."
For the Hennepin canal, he continued,
a great project to connect the Mississip
pi river with the eastern waterways,
this bill contained the magnificent ap
propriation of $25,000,000 and possibility
of a contract for its completion extend
ing over ten years. He favored this
important work but he -wanted to dem
onstrate the vlclousness of the system
on which the bill was framed.
At this point Mr. Hepburn's time ex
pired and he concluded with a loud pro
test against the passage of a bill carry
ing sixty-three millions with so short a
debate and no opportunity to amend a
single line or an item of it.
CAUHT BY CATCHINGS.
Mr. Catchings (Dem. Miss.) who was
chairman of the river and harbor com
mittee in the last congress replied to
Mr. Hepburn's speech which he denomi
nated "a most extraordinary harangue"
"In all frankness and candor," he said
"I desire to say that the bill which
the committee has presented to the
house is by all odds the most carefully
drawn, the most scientific in its con
struction and twill redound most to the
benefit of the country, of any bill which
has ever been passed in congress."
A minute (was given to Mr. Lachlan
(Rep. Cal) to criticise the manner in
which southern California had been
treated; to Mr. Clark of Iowa, and Mr.
Hermann, (Rep. Ore.) to favor the bill
in the interest of reduced railroad trans
portation and to Mr. Colson (Rep. Ky.)
to express the opinion that the bill did
not carry enough money.
Mr. Dockery then closed the debate
for the opposition with a humorous ap
peal to all members who had not got
what they wanted to vote against the
motion to suspend the rules.
Mr. Hooker, chairman, in closing the
debate briefly said that the fact of the
passage of the bill under the suspension
of the rules was not unprecedented. The
Fifty-third congresshe said, had passed
a bill carrying $25,000,000 under suspen
sion of the rules He Indignantly re
ferred to Mr. Hepburn's attack. While
the bill carried authorizations for con
tract work in Maine of over a million,
but 540,000 was actually appropriated;
while It authorizd a million for Boston
harbor, not a dollar was appropriated
for Now York, one item, that for Buf
falo, exceeded 52,200,000, for which not
a dollar was appropriated. He thought
Mr. Hepburn's criticism had been man
ifestly unfair. As to the Mississippi
river convention that had been the gen
tleman's hobby for years. As a matter
o fact the language of the bill relative
to the commission was identical with
HOUSE RISES EN'MASSE
He concluded by demanding a vote.
In response to the speaker's request for
the ayes, the house seemed to rise en
masse. Only here and there a member
retained his seat.
On the rising vote 206 voted in the af
firmative and but forty in the negative.
Mr. Talbert, (Dem. S. C.) called for the
ayes and nays.
"Let's put 'em on record," he shouted,
but only twenty-six members arose to
second his .demands and when the
speaker announced "not a sufficient
number" the great mass of the members
cheered. The speaker declared the bill
"The extent of the vote." called out
Mr. Hepburn, rising dramatically in his
place "shows the evenness with which
the "pork" has been distributed."
The bill to validate certain bond is
sues In New Mexico was called up and
failed to pass, by a vote of 42 yeas and
73 neys. The discussion revamped the
charges of fraud made while the bill was
Mr. Low of New York, who called up
the bill, said in the course of his remarks
that a territory that was applying for
statehood ought not to repudiate Its
Mr. Grosvenor (Rep. Ohio.) reported
the filled cheese bill and gave notice that
he would call it up Wednesday.
The senate bill for the disposition of
the Fort Assinaboine reservations lands
was called up by Mr. Hartman.who ex
plained that settlers already on the land
were to retain their holdings, the other
lands to be disposed of under the laws
applying to the sale of abandoned lands.
The secretary of the Interior had decid
ed that the settlers were tresspassers
until some measure was passed for their
benefit. This was passed without op
position. C03L5IITTKKS ACT IN II ARM ON Y
Concerted Kffort to bo Maintained for the
Pacific Kaliroad rundliij; Bill.
"Washington. April 6. The sub-committees
of the house and senate com
mittees on Pacific railroads today com
pleted the funding bill for the Central
and Union Pacific on which they have
been engaged for several weeks. Iho
two sub-committeess submitted the
draft of the bill to their respective com
mittees for their approval. While
changes may be made In the bill of the
sub-committees, there -will be an effort
at co-operation which will bring the
same bill before both houses of con
gress and thus avoid complications.
Several changes have been made in the
bill since the first draft was drawn,
which was outlined last week by th
Associated Press. The principal change
relates to the amounts of payments to
be made by the two companies. The an
nual payment during the first aecaae
of the arrangement was raised from
5300,000 to 5365,000. The annual pay
ment for thesecond decade was raised
from 5500,000 to 5550,000 and the annual
payments by which the remainder of
the debt is to be lifted remain at 5750.
000. The most important change Is the
addition of the following clause: "Said
companies shall at all times afford to
all other lines of railroad equal and rea
sonable facilities for making connec
tions with them, or either of -them, and
equal facilities for the transportation
of passengers and freights thereon."
This amendment was a concession to
the members from the Pacific coast and
Interior spates who have complained
that discriminating rates were mainly
maintained by the two companies.
The full senate committee on Pacific
railroads held a meeting after the sub
committee had completed its work, but
adjourned without reaching a final con
clusion, in order to permit of further
conference with th committee. The
committee today directed its attention
especially to the portion of the bill ap
plying to the Central Pacific railroad.
A disposition was manifested to still
increase the annual payments by this
company. The committee will meet
again Friday next.
THE IDEAL PAN2CHA,
James L. Francis, Alderman, Chicago
says: "I regard Dr. King's New Dis
covery as an Ideal Panacea for Coughs,
Colds and Lung Complaints, having
used It in my family for the last five
years, to the exclusion of physician's
prescriptions or other preparations."
Rev. John 3urgu3 Keokuk. Iowa,
writes: "X bav been a Minister of the
Methodist Episcopal church for fifty
years or more, and have never found
anything so beneficial, or that gareme
such speedy relief ae Dr. King's Ne-r
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Remedy now. Trial bottles free at
George Van Werden's Pharmacy 223
North Main street and G. Gehring's
i drug store, acrtheea; comer Tcpeka
TRYING TO PICK UP
BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS HAVE
A DAY ON THE STBEET,
Ope nine Active and Commission House
Buying in a Moderate Way Neutralis
ing Influences Asalnst the Sterling
Exchange Situation Railroad Returns
Encouraging Anthracite Coal Trade
Good Show for Iron and Steel Tobacco
looses a Point Reaction on tho Cuban
New York, April 6. The stock mar
ket after noon displayed an irregular
course. The opening speculation was
fairly confident in tone and commission
bouse buying on a moderate scale was
apparent, the Improvement being due
to a businesslike consideration of Influ
ences having special application upon
certain Industries and properties. The
limited demand for exchange, in the
face of an easy money market, neutral
ized the effect of the high rates of ster
ling exchange and in some circles rhe
belief was current that little if any gold
In addition to the 5S0O.OOO to be forward
ed by tomorrow's steamer, would be
shipped this week. Railroad returns
are encouraging. The anthracite coal
trade is being handled from a business
point of view and the outlook for decid
ed improvement In Iron and steel and
tributary markets is very good. The
initial trading was fairly active and the
distribution of the transactions reason
ably good. Tobacco moved in sharp
contrast to the general market and al
though an early concession of 1 per
cent was fully recovered, the stock dis
played a sagging tendency and eventu
ally closed at a net loss of a point. The
gains noted in the early dealings were
most marked In the specialties. Colo
rado Fuel rose 24 per cent and Tennes
see Coal and Iron and Illinois Steel 18
per cent on the trade considerations re
ferred to. Manhattan Elevated advan
ced Vr per cent on renewed discussion
of negotiations for control of the prop
erty by outside Interests. Sugar and
Missouri Pacific gained about a point
and less important advances occurred
in other shares. ToTvard midday the
market developed a reactionary ten
dency on anticipation of the passage of
the Cuban resolutions in the house, by
a very large majority. Realizations
were general and the traders made ef
fective raids upon prices. The pressure
to sell carried the entire list below Sat
urday's close. Louisville and Nash
ville was unfavorably affected, aside
from the general tendency of prlces.by
a decrease in Its earnings for the fourth
week In March, of 540.219. and a decrease
for the month of 58.664. Manhattan
suffered from denials by officials of any
impendfng change of ownership of the
property. The stocks named, the gran
gers and Tennessee Coal were freely of
fered, and declined to 1 to 1 per cent
from the early high level. The closing
was weak .and at the lowest of the day.
The general net losses extended to a
point in a number of shares.
Bonds were strong m the early deal
ings, with Northern Pacific and Mon
tana firsts trust receipts leading with
a gain of 2A per cent. In later dealings,
however, the market weakened In sym
pathy with the reaction in stocks and
closed easier In tone, with the Northern
Pacific and Texas Pacific issues under
pressure. The sales were 51,019,000.
overnments were quiet and steady on
sales of $19,000.
The dealings In state bonds amounted
to only 51,000 of North Carolina consols
fours at 105.
Furnished by R. L. BOSTICK. Commls
elon Merchant, room 10. over Kansas Na
Corn Cash .
Oat? Cash .
Pork Cash .
Lard May .
Ribs May .
(Open. High. Low. J C103.
64". M I 64ti
6r4 65; I 654
CT.U 67 65
2S-4 2$ 2v,
2C4i & 2"$
19 l&i 39
19s JS 19'i
S S3 S 55 S 35
5 6 63 8 :o
6 07 5 10 5 C6
4 55 4 Gi 4 55
Chicago, April 6. Cattle Common to
choice Rteors were In urgent demand at
$3.403.45, with bulk of the ales at $3 SO
4.30, and exporters took tho larprer 6haro
of choice drovea. Last week they were
obliged to seriously curtail their opera
tions, owing to tho light supplies and only
2,794 cattle were "taken for exportation,
against 6,403 the week before, and 3.CS7 a
year aj?o. Butcher stuff developed mora
strength and cow sales of choice to extra
holfers at 53.2g0.75. The siocker and
feeder trade was Mpht. as both onerln3
and demand were nmlted. Laf,t wek
feeders shipped out 63 cars Texas cattle
were 10 cents higher.
Hogs Trade opened fairly active at
stronser to 5 cents hlsjher, but the de
mand subsided later and the closing was
weaker. Sales today were at UX33)
for stralttfit lots of common to choice
hcavr and medium we'ehta, transactions
L beirs largely at Sl.701iC.75. Light weights
sota u.l .ivno.iv.
Sheep There was an active demand nt
53.0CK64.CO for common to prlm eheep. with
sales of westerns largely at M.G0e3.S5.
Lambs sold actively at W.0"84.S5. chledy at
W.40 and upward. Exporters were mod
crato buyers. Last week 18 cars wern
taken for export and 11 oars were sold to
Receipts Cattle, 11,500: hogs, 2.20O; sheep
KANSAS C1TT MARKETS
Kansas City. April 6. Wheat No. 2
hard, nominally. 6; No. 3, nominally. 4fe
EOe: rejected, nominally. Xtf-Vx". No. 2 red.
7337to; No. 2 spring, nominally. 3c: No.
3, nominally, SMOTc
Corn Mixed hleher; 1p demand for
white: No. 2 mixed, 2'gC3ic; No. 2 white.
Oats No. 2 mixed, lric; No. 2 white.
Rve No 2. nominally, SSe&tc
Hay Firm: timothy, choice. SU.0O311.&):
other grad, J4.Wfc&00: prairie, choice.
CrtfiS-W: other grades? So.0p.ttX
Buter Steady; creamery. 15&lEc;
Ecps Steady, ?V
Cattle Receipts. &.CO0; shfpmeats, SAO:
steady to strong, Texaa steers, t2&5.a0;
bef stee-. J3 0g4 10: native cows. SU&tf
2. 40, stoekerH and fevers, J2.JC.r.
Hoes Reo&lpts, 5.X0: shipments, 70V.
firm: bulk of al $3.0gS 53; lwavi?, 53.3
eCM; mixed. 52.4O8.G0; lights. O.ZS&.7.
Sheep Receipts, 7.3 . rhipmemts. HO;
steady to stronger: lamba. J3.aC0; mot
ST. LOUl MARKET?
St. Louis, April 6 Flour Receipts. 2.
'; shipments. 13.00. dull but Urm and
higher; patents, .S3.ce8.75; extra. faarT.
C3J53.C, faacy, XZ.iZ8&or. choice, JTSr
Wheat Receipts. 30,O'O; shlpmAats. X
COl The MJwouri crop report shewing- a
poor condition, of wheat la 1U tae
canted a boom at the opening, both bulla
and bears buylasr freely and th siarict
advanced aS day. closing Zfi& cnui
hlplwr than Sararday for future Spot
lower. No. 2 red. each, 70c eierator; 72
74 traclc. May. SS3e. July. CI,--.
Com Rpu, S2. 'TO. shlpcjeaT'v 12.01
Tutur firm, arfvaaeiarln sympathy wiji
I wheat arl ckxstnp S "" above Satur
day Spot cuJei; steady; No. 2 mixed.
I cesh. 25SC May. 274: July, r&c
j Oat-K-etpt3. 4Z'.0. shipments. SJ.VO
Furores arm and fc!a"r. Itjt qciet- Sjwx
J strong. No. X caah. 134c: May, 30c; Joly.
I Jtre Nominal. 3Pc track.
Catie Rcosipts; LO; active, a ha
betttr; satrre &. S3-T5r4-: stoekers
ad feelers. CX0Q2.53; cows and hettac.
Htrfss-Rocelpts. 6OV. steady t S
higher, heavy. T3J&2ZJr. mixed. VLZU&.':
She-p lt&erpts, ir. swwgw;, ...,
CGT3 I2l Jl-2Ct-4'J.
Bran Scare. 47c VA cast track.
FUxssed 5tay ,f Sis.
Hauie bt ira isz choice cradtsj
"A very smooth article'
H .Ef B- Kfctfa
m Don't comoare
with low grade tobaccos compare i
1" Battle Ax" with the best on 1
H the market, and you will find you a
get for 5 cents almost as much f
H "Battle Ax" as you do of other g
f high grade brands for 10 cents s
prairie, SL5O3S.00; timothy, $7.00313.00 this
Butter Quiet, unchanged.
Eirss-Quiet: fresh. 9c
Cotton ties and bapjrinc; UnchRnRwl.
Pork Quiet; standard mess, oablnjr, now
JS.75: old 53.2k
Lard Hipher: choice. $4.?fv4 95.
Bacon Shoulders, (boxed) $5.15; longs,
J3.37H: ribs. $5.3; shorts, $5.Kk.
Dry salt meats Shoulders. (boxd) $4JO:
longs, $1.7C; ribs, $4.75; E&ort S4.S7H.
Cotton Qul&t; mlddnnjr. 7fce; tUe, 4W
bales: receipts, 2.21S bales; shipments, 2,
475 bales; stock, 56,121 bales.
NEW ORLEANS MARKETS
New Orleans. April C Cotton Quiet;
steady; middling. 7&c: law middling.
7 9-lSc: jrood ordinary. THc: net receipt.
3.49C bales; ffroi, 3.6 V, bales; sales, 7C0
bales; stock. 100,O bales.
NEW TO UK MARKETS
New York. April C Flour Receipts. 14.
100; exports, 17.000 barrels. Market strong
and active with a good kxsal demand, par
ticularly for sprinr patents, which were
raised 10 cents, all around; closed Btrowr.
Winter patents. $3.K64.00; Minnesota pat
ents, $3.VgC.K; southern flour active.
Rye flour Active and steady; superfine,
$27&ii2.; fancy. $3.7fill6.
Buckwheat Hour Quiet, $1.00L42.
Corn meal Artlvo.
Rve Quiet, 44c.
BAriey Steady, 2ff4T.c.
Barley malt Quiet; western, 4U95Sc.
ports, -oSUn-.tfYSS li .-: W -V4
Wheat Receipts, 1.500: export. 3.0.
Spot market stronger; No. 1 hiutl, 7W4C
elevator. Options opened stroojr on bad
crop news, sold off under reaUztaff and
shor sal- helped by a dle.ppolrrtlnR u-crea-se
In the isrtbX but In the lat hour
turned suddenly strong apain, bavin an
oxit-l advance on rTorts of tunall
world's shipments, a bit; dcrs on p
sase and mor bulllrti crop new; cloid
2V2li rmts h'ffhT: No 2 red. April closed
73V; '' 7Tfe73V . closed 7Vc.
Corn Roctpts. W.; exports, 1.400. Bpot
strorp; No 2. JV&35V lrv:or. Options
cpened steady with wheat, eaiiod oft undr
lo-al offerlneB. but rlMl anally with
wheat and closed MJS cont bibor; May,
334fciMMC closed 30.
Oats Receipts. 125.: export. 42,30.
Spot firmer; No. 3, ZAiC Option dull and
nominal all day. closing H ro nx hlgnr,
Apr.l closed SV; May closed c.
The visible supply of raln April 4, n
compiled by th New York Produ x
chaace is as follows.: Whsvt, U33W)
bushels. dvreas 738.C': corn, J.J,O-0,
lncree4$.: oats. S.ttliftJO. tarro &.
CO. rye, 1.5o.0M. lncr$asJ SSCm: Uarly,
1.HA.VM. deTea ES.C'l.
aj Firmer: shipping. Ttf&c; Eti to
Lthyr and wool Quia.
Cut meats Firm.
Lard Firm; wsatern steam closed VISA,
nominal; renned steady.
IHrk Firm: m-m. SftMfS.I.
Bjvter WUc; Eliaa. ttc.
I'e'roleum Doll: United ckMwtl JL5.
Rosin Firm; itralaod. common to seed,
34las S t eady.
Coffe Option opaX steady Uie ad
vance of &vM potats". ruled quiet but gen
erally arm on forelira burin1 onlanr aad
jwArrity of lorsU seller fou&wtaK dcrao
of 375. W5. Howl !uU at a nt advajvw of
IrffW point; sal, 7.3 bc, laelmttnc:
Harcfc. J10 3X Spot Rio dull; No. 7. J3c
34Ud qtft: rorim, litBr: a cro
bags MoraeaJbo. '0 bw SawtellJa p t.
Tb" -world's supply v!tt!e or April
shows a der of 37C.M& bar t roai th
supply of lat nvnth. An tiMT-a of
75.739 bars xm vfeowT) thia Mm a yr
affo. Th oJaeJal nrar- ar tJXAJxn W;a,
a eotnparfed with J,!.7 baj Sao moot a
and ZJTA.W) bans th- Un a yar ro. No
ran!- were rMved frtn Ito, Sanioa.
7fjivr or Bremen, owtawr to a aoMar.
VVarhou-' SUrrltJ from Nt York at-; .
7M oas. Vzi'-tA Stat. ST.X baz; afloat
f-ir th T'slted oUAir. JWJM bajjs. Wtal
vfcdolo ir th I!M Stata, tHJXk.
acatiw -Z7 bar lat year
Surar Ra-. arm: . 2.77 bs 0
baa centrifugal. tot. ai 0-1-. IM'1
Socratra centrifugal ai 4 J-Mr, Aafised
Oofjia-OofAt: ratd-Wsur. 7r: art r-
cHpta aoB. ?. USA baV: exports to
Great Britain. i UxV; Fnaem. i
bl: eosttasU. I3r. Jorxari, 1
ba: !. 1.222 tela, sptanees. 2K safes;
jrtork, MfcS37 11. m
IT sx-d The aork - start! this
ruv-Rlnr Vr 22 Aortl BW MATS mml
p-srtale a .mod aosster of pwrdNaorz wer
I r-w. L- - tumirWa ware? matt foi-
lowed by irs 4rtoon. Pnattoj clotlss
yALt KIVKIt MARKEf
Fall Rrw- April i Prtet kU qsstot
Lawn Grasa. FVwrs, 3snla Heed
ad Garden Plant C-t all Jtm at
PHONE 233 309 E. DOUGLAS
Si Battle Ax"
USTNG TUTOR OWN 3XONET
Terry l'ropctor Induatrlontly SUowtaE
Their llth by Their Work.
Perry. O. T.. April 6. SpeJlaL In
order that the public may not be deceiv
ed In regard to the exact condition, at
the mine that are belns developed In
the vicinity of this city your correa
pondent has mod an lnvothrn.tkm wul
makes the folkrsrlnff report of lh pro
gress and develoTmu alroedy niado by
tho parti Interested:
Three shafts artr befawr nak on E. "W.
Clark's clakn two mile outh a tho
city. Ills claim la thts sottth.ast ""
ter of section 27. One of th Xt
la belnr sunk by th Sotin-V Mi
liC company ad la now t" -x t&tt
dep. The other tn tJo
same aunrter are balm; iuh r pctwnSa
parties, one bdnjr oightecn -.1 tb oth
er thirty feet dep.
On the fioutlvweat quarter of aaoiton
2o, now owned by B. A. ftimpl, o
shaft 1 bHmjr sunk by the owner.
The Perry .Mining company a
shaft alrwdy thirty fct down on tk
Suitflcld claim, the wane bete Ui sWUi
weat quarter of secOon 55.
Huso and Shortman or stnkfctc; ttxt
shafts, one on the northeast quarter oC
section 2S, Xtte Bouflkt claim, and tfco
other on the rempthweat quarter of sec
tion 27. known aa tho Anthony claim.
AH the ateove meUonl parties are at
work, ftfiklmr bo favors of anyone, tin
furnishing their own xnanry to do Iks
-work, and latuch at tho Idea that tfiaor
hAve been dcelvl by the outcroppbu;.
They frankly admit that Qiey tnny n3
find mtaeral In paylnK qunntltlrti WS
they propose to ettlo the matter for nil
time by a thorough inviaUa.tIo nnX
they are willing to pnd mmo morvgr
In order to Kt tha laffmna.t!oa doaircd.
Zliaty Ve hanre rJnsady ban exo
cutod and atmnprni ar every day driv
ing down uo the region and lookteff tho
TO TAX l'II.I.KI CUKKSn
rrOTl!on of a IJII! for That Tnrpo In
troduced Uf OrwTfnor of Ohio.
WashJnsrtto. April 6 RerrBetatJva
Grosrrenor of Ohio today reported -from
the committee on ways ocd xnsm a
bill to tax and brand "flllod ohcrese.
The hill la a substitute for those latra
dttcfHl by Representatives Cook of "Wis
consin and Winer of Nerr York. Tfce
hill provides i-r a tax of 4C0 upon znan-vfaettn-ers.
1250 upon -vrholeaale mer
chants nnl J40 upon retailers. It pre
scribes that th- -hee must oe packed
In -wooded boxes and sold from eriflnal
pacScAj;? and when so ld shall be en
closed m a wrapper bearlsu: the brand.
Such cheese mut also be branded. co
spieuousbr upon earn gld. The report
states that "ailed ebrMr" is naamifcw
ured by the extraction from aaCk f alt
batter lat and Uj strtxntlrutSon of fwsstt
Ss known bs "aeutral lard," T he osra
mfrtee foond that a lor proxrsHt or
this efcssa Is branded and ull as a
hisb-crad jrsnmne artlcie.
Th claim U jwade." r Ow report.
-and we sostsrln It. that H ts a iravuX up
on rh par-hasr to H1 aim a jwum-facrar-sd
article breaded falsely or u
branded." The maanfstir of OU article. C S
said, has torreaaed largely In reaS
years, sod has bad a AetrtoMstal offst
upon ottr European saarketa. A m
aortty report stars by Quee IfcsawBa
lc 3wxltr helda !at It & onat u
rfaal oat "flllsd due-sen," wfeJc U &K
known to be dXrbaeataJ to asmtta aaai
1U aaaalactera. wra -were N
j proper to KopprtSia Its aspaXaoMr
rrt to taxation r BUJ jtrj-6. w
ft'jrity report ty. a ; C
power. No b)fton wold be mad
to it beiflc bmn4ed 2or laUarstais -
n'ATKKU'OniC tVAR IX DKSTIMt
Aroerlcaus irtrrrk umpmr Irl
Aolott tb Xer Colon GotapxtxT-
Des-rer. April. C A ssjU SOmA m
tae tflstrirt ermrt rhin aXtsraoo r
sfxrkAol4rs ? ih M Ajmmfmm. W
MTTrorici rcraoany TvnMnftm or
VttSm.VS) foeh ml MviSc riciX
oaort appotet reost Sor Wf Cs
rer Umoa WaUr oomp-urr 9mA to
an taiaeetVw rtstramiosr t 1"
aoopanr iram corVrrCas: T t2
froa witar coovoasers or Ue efty;
SkSk-sa aeocSacr 9t all ansaw
from rsct aad vrmrr h" ,"
wmm&r eoOeeted by oaaf5VJX
for a 6ertt eUr a T -
c- sramew mao w
ctaee u mmmemmr .
T i tislitnt 4arwctrr eoswat Wttllaaa
A. T'uHai i i n w7
tory of t