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RUFUS U LOGAN, a S. D Editor.
COLUMBIA. I :
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
Fred Barton of Evanston, Injured la
a football game Saturday, Is dead.
Snow fell at Buffalo, N. Y., Wednes
day. The thermometer registered 34.
The Russian exhibit at the World's
Fair promises to be very interesting.
The Illinois Central railroad bought
600 feet frontage In Wlldwood, souh of
Kensington, 111., for $150,000.
Dr. Stanley Rendall, C. M. Schwab's
physician, declared in an Interview that
the pteel trust president is not ill and
will return home In March.
Fire early Friday destroyed the three
top stories of the building owned by
Bullen & Co., malsters, In Pine street,
Chicago, causing a loss of $173,000.
The funeral of the late Elizabeth
Cady Stanton was held Wednesday at
her residence In New York City. Be
sides the family there were present
only a few close friends.
Mayor Shadensack of Peru. 111., in
dicted on a bribery charge and order
ed by city council to retire, refuses,
and the city's business is tied up; citi
zens threaten mandamus.
A duel between Count de Dion, presi
dent of the Automobile club, and Ge
rault Richard of the Petite Republlque
took place at Paris Tuesday. Richard
was wounded in the right arm.
Consul Galicia at San Francisco has
received from the president of Gauta
mala the following dispatch: "It is
true the volcano Santa Maria is In erup
tion, but it Is without any damage."
A telegram from Springfield an
nounces the supreme court has sus
tained the apportionment of the Illi
nois congressional and senatorial dis
tricts made by the last legislature.
Seventy-one consumptive patients at
Dunning, 111., made average gain in
weight of four pounds during Septem
ber; fresh air, sunshine, and good food
are the principal remedies employed.
Dennis McGuire, 738 West Seventy
first street, was crushed to death be
tween switching trolley cars at Clark
and Washington streets at 6 p. m.; this
place Is called a death trap by the police.
The Russian Douskhobor sect con
tinue their pilgrimage toward Winni
peg, to Christianize the world: Yorkton
residents are aiding them, and the im
migration agent is caring for their
The house of William Wickingson, a
well-to-do farmer living ten miles from
Elkhorn. Wis., burned Wednesday
night Wickingson, his brother Albert,
aged 42, and sister Julia, aged 33, were
turned to death.
Frederick Carton, 14 years old, a vic
tim of the University of Chicago grand
stand collapse, is reported .dying at a
Chicago hospital; the building inspec
tor's report declares police could not
keep the crowds out.
Prince Von Pless has been delegated
by Emperor William to represent him
at the opening of the new building of
the New York chamber of commerce.
He will sail Saturday for Southampton
on the steamer St. Louis.
The bodies of a man and a woman
strapped together were found in Os
wego canal near Syracuse, N. Y., Tues
day. The identity is unknown. The
man was about 63 years of age and the
woman considerably younger.
The blue book on British colonial
conference shows See. Chamberlain
tried to unite colonies on imperial de
fense; Australia, New Zealand. Cape
Colony, and Natal increased their naval
contributions; Canada refused.
Three persons badly injured and n
frreat many others narrowly escaped
death by an explosion of a dynamite
charge at Park avenue and Forty-fist
street. New York, where work is in
progress on the rapid transit company.
Mr. Henry Bolte, wife of the Arling
ton Heights postmaster, committed sui
cide at the graves of her son and daugh
ter by shooting; the son died ten years
ago and the daughter five, but she had
grieved for them ever since; two sons
are still living.
New Rock Island railroad securities,
now being issued, give absolute control
to W. II. and J. H. Moore, W. B. Leeds,
and D. G. Held; each carries a printed
stipulation that directors must be elect
ed by preferred stockholders, of which
they are majority.
There is pretty sure to b a contest of
the will of Irancis A. Palmr, the nono
genarlan bank president of New York
who died on Saturday, and who is said
to have left his reputed fortune of
$0,000,000 to colleges chiefly to Palmer
university at Muncle, Ind.
The Argyle block, Jackson and Michi
gan boulevards, Chicago, was sold by
B. H. Barber to the Standard syndicate
for $400,000; leasehold to 17 1-5 Michi-
tran limiiovn rrl liv Illinnla 1?nr.Ml., Ve
hicle company', for $200,000; 1G9 Michi
gan Douievaru ior aa,uuu.
Near Ypsllanti, Mich., Josiah A. Fin
ton, a retired farmer, and his 0-year-old
grandson, were struck and killed
by an electric suburban car Thursday.
FInton's wife is dangerously ill and it
Is supposed he was worrying about
ner and tailed to notice the car.
It was officially announced in Lon
don that the purchase price of the White
iar line, on its joining the Interna
tional Mercantile Marine company, was
$33,497,180, of which $15,730,180 is paya
ble in cash. $25,174,000 in preference
snares ana siz.5S7.ooo n common stock
The shareholders thus receive over $50,-
uuu tor eacn fa.ooo share.
Daniel Neal Stanley Buford was in
stantly killed and Wm. Rousch fatal
ly injured by a Big Four freight train
while sleeping beside the tracks near
Lafayette, Ind., Friday morning. They
were runaway boys from Watseka. 111.
They had tired of school and left their
homes three days ago. They fell asleep
while sitting on the track.
R. O. Randall, a rent eatnto Hanlo nf
Carthage, Mo., was shot Friday by his
wwo mm uisiuuuy Kiiieu. airs. tianuaii
was suing for a divorce, when they met
III a lawver'R nftfpA nnH n nnnrral onauoH
Randall drew a knife and attempted to
emu uib wire wnen sne soot mm nve
times. Mrs. Randall was arrested. The
iianaans are prominent in social clr
MANY INJURED IN EXPLOSION.
Fourteen New York Firemen More or
Less Injured While at Work Ex
plosion Ocours in Cellar.
New York, Nov. 12. An explosion
occurred in the cellar of a tenement to
night while the firemen were at work.
Fourteen were more or less injured.
Besides these 23 persons watching tho
fire were hurt by debris from a store
front blown out by the explosion.
Boats Picked Up.
Wellington. N. Z., Nov. 11. The
steamer Zealandia picked tip one boat
and two rafts from the British steamer
Klingamitp, carrying 70 persons. Three
boats from the Elingamlte are still
Four Negroes Burned
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 11 The pest
house of tho City hospital burned
shortly after 2 this morning. Four ne
gro men was burned to death before
they could be rescued.
THE COAL OPERATORS' SIDE.
Reply to Mitchell Filed With Strike
Commission Shows Little Willing
ness to Grant Demands.
Washington, Nov. 12. The reoly of
President Baer of the Philadelphia &
Reading Coal company to the charges
of President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers, which has been pre
sented to the anthracite coal Ftrike
commission today, has been given to
the public. Baer makes no reference
to Mitchell as president of the miners'
organization, but refers to him simply
as an individual. Taking up the speci
fications in Mitchell's charges ad seri
atim, Baer first admits his company
owns 37 collieries and that before the
strike it employed 2(5,829 people.
The company denounces as arbi
trary, unreasonable and unjust" the de
mand for a 20 per cent increase in
wages and for a reduction of 20 per
cent in the hours without reduction of
pay. and says, "because of the injurv
to the mines by the strike, the cost of
producing coal has been greatly in
creased. A temporary advance in the
price was made by this company, but it
will be impracticable to continue such
increase when mining operations be
Baer says that since the advent of
the United Mine Workers' organiza
tion into the anthracite fields, business
conditions there have been intolerable,
the output of the mines decreased, dis
cipline has been destroyed, strikes have
been of almost daily occurrence, the
men have worked when and as they
pleased, and the cost of mining has
been greatly increased. He takes the
position the jurisdiction of the commis
sion is limited to the conditions named
by the coal company presidents, which
excludes the United Mine Workers from
any recognition in the proceedings. He
says, however, that "when a labor or
ganization limited to the anthracite
mine workers Is created which shall
obey the law and respect the right of
every man to work honestly and co
operate with his employers trade agree
ments may become practicable.
BRUSH ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Gets Control of the New York Base
ball Club at the Annual Meet
ing of the Directors.
New York, Nov. 12. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the New
York Baseball club, which is incorpor
ated under the laws of New Jersey in
the name of the National Exhibition
company, was held this afternoon in
Jersey City. The following board of
directors was elected: J. P. Snyder,
John B. Day, H. N. Hempstead, N. A.
Lloyd. Thomas L. Hamilton. S. W.
Knowles and John T. Brush. The new
members are Messrs. Hempstead. Brush
Lloyd and Knowles. who succeed E. C.
Potter, Andrew Freedman, T. F. C.
Young and H. J. Braker. At a meeting
of the board of directors Brush was
elected president and Knowles secre
tary and treasurer.
NO MODIFICATION WAS MADE.
Bond-Hay Treaty Practically That
Which Was Agreed Upon When
Premier Was in Washington
St. Johns, N. F Nov. 12. It Is un
derstood here that the Bond-Hay
treaty providing for limited reciproci
ty between the United States and New
foundland, which was signed in Wash
ington last week by Secretary Hay nd
Sir Michael Herbert, contained no
modification of the terms which Pre
mier Bond arranged with Hay before
the former left Washington.
PROF. L0EB TO LEAVE CHICAGO
Has Been Appointed Professor of Phy
siology at University of Califor
nia and Will Accept.
Chicago, Nov. 12. The Tribune will
fay tomorrow: "Prof. J armies Loeb
has decided to leave the University of
Chicago and go to the University of
California, and that he was today ap
pointed professor of physiology of the
Western university. Rudolph Spreckels
has given $2u,hio for a laboratory and
aquarium for Loeb, and his salary will
be supplied by another friend of Cali
fornia university. Dr. Martin Fischer,
associate in physiology of the Univer
sity of Chicago, and Dr. Chns. Gardner
Rogers, assistant in physiology, will go
FINLANDERS GET DESPERATE.
Now in Closer Relations With Russian
Revolutionists Famine and Rus
Helsingbors. Finland, Nov. 12. Fin
landers are showing restlessness as a
result of the Russianizing measures of
the St. Petersburg government. Self
restraint is beginning to yield to will
ingness on the part of a portion of the
population to tolerate acts of violence
Such acts have hitherto been severely
frowned down. Another serious Indiea
Hon is the beginning of closer relations
between Flnlanders and Russian revo
luttonlsts, a consummation devoutly
wished for by the latter, but hardly to
the taste of Interior Minister Von
Plehwe. It is believed the altered tem
per of the people is partly due to a
terrible famine in the north, which is
worse than any since 1867, when 100.
000 people died of disease and starva
tion. The crops failed to ripen and the
grain was cut green, making miserable,
unhealthy bread. In some places brend
is also being baked of bark. Immigra
tion has reached 18,000 persons this
The resistance of the Finnish offi
cials to such measures as they consid
er destructive of their country's aut
onomy remains unshaken by the in
creased powers conferred recently on
the general governor and his dismissal
of many of their number. Three judges
of each of the three appellate courts
were dismissed for pronouncing the
military edict illegal. This has not
shaken the resolution of the court at
Abo, the highest in the land tinder the
senate, as an incident of most recent
Defy the Governor.
A local magintrate received a docu
ment connected with the military edict,
with instructions from the governor of
Abo to promulgate it. He sent It back
to the governor with a note expressing
his surprise that a Finnish official
should command an Infraction of the
law In an illegal document designed to
enforce an unconstitutional edict. The
governor repeated his previous orders
with the same result. He then laid tho
matter before the Abo appellate court,
with a request that the magistrate be
proceeded against. The court entrust
ed the mutter to its procurator, who
recommended that no action be taken
against the magistrate, since the mili
tary edict was clearly illegal nnd void,
but advised the prosecution of the gov
ernor for having preferred false
charges against the magistrate. The
court coincided with this view, but de
clared that, inasmuch as the governor
probably acted In Ignorance of the law,
rather than through personal malice
against the magistrate, no action would
be taken against him, provided he
should not repeat the offense.
It is perfectly understood that the
Russians will have their way in the
end. but It Is evident that in the mean
while no opportunity will be lost to
render them immediately ridiculous or
to create difficulties for them. The
great problem is what to do with the
14.000 young men who refuse compli
ance with the military law. Their
numbers are their strength. It is said
the government would like to proceed
against those of the educated classes
only, but they have, almost to a man,
gone to Germany, Sweden or England
temporarily, or emigrated altogether.
EX-POLICEMAN KILLS OCULIST
Kansas City Pioneer Shot and Killed
By a Former Patient, Who Then
Kansas City, Nov. 12. Dr. W. H.
Kimberly, a pioneer citizen and promi
nent occulist, was shot and killed in his
office this afternoon by John Scanlon,
formerly a policeman, who then shot
and killed himself. The bodies were
found in the doctor's office. Dr. Kim
berly was shot three times and both
must have died almost instantly. Scan
lon, who is a brother of a prominent lo
cal politician, asserted, it is said, that
Kimberly had caused him to lose his
eyesight. Another patient waiting in
the outer office saw Scanlon enter the
doctor's private office and heard them
talking. There was no quarrel, and he
heard Dr. Kimberly cry, "Oh don't,
John." Shots immediately followed, one
bullet passing over the waiting pa
tient's chair. A physician who occu
pied offices on the lower floor was the
first person to enter after the shooting
and found both men on the floor dead
and covered with blood.
Sioux Falls, Nov. 12. Burglars last
night blew open the safe of the post
office at Spencer, S. D., securing a
quantity of stamps and jewelry. No
St. Paul, Nov. 12. The state pardon
board late today denied the applica
tion for pardon made by Frank H.
Hamilton. Hamilton is a newspaper
man convicted of the murder of Leon
ard Day at the West hotel, Minneap
olis, two years ago. He is serving a
SUDDEN DEATH OF MAGNATE.
Millionaire Drops Dead in Minneapo
lis Hotel While Playing Chess.
Othrr Deaths Reported.
Minneapolis, Nov. 12. Lester R.
Brooks, millionaire grain and lumber
magnate, dropped dead this evening
while playing chess with his physician,
Dr. Lester W. .Day, at the West hotel.
Brooks was aged 53. The mental strain
of the game is believed to have super
Freeport, 111., Nov. 11. E. O. Dana,
aged 01. the oldest master mechanic of
the Illinois Central system, widely
Known in railroad circles, is dead.
KILLED BY ILLINOIS FARMER.
Civil War Vet-ran Made Threats
When Refused Food, Chasing
Young Farmer's Mother.
Springfield, III., Nov. 12. Abraham
Garvey of Decatur, a veteran of the
civil war, on his way to the Soldiers'
and Sailors' home at Quincy, was shot
and killed todav by Johnson J. King,
son of W. W. King, a farmer residing
six miles from Springfield. King drove
to this city and surrendered himself.
Hhis statement Is that Garvey drove up
to the King homestead and demanded
food, and upon being refused threaten
ed to stab Mr3. Wing. She escaped in
to a field, Garvey following, threaten
ing to burn the house. King pursued
GarvVy. who was In a wagon, and al
leges Garvey left the wagon and In a
tight Garvey attacked him with a knife,
wh ereupon he shot Garvey through the
head, killing him instantly. Thero was
no witnesses to the shooting.
Fire Loss was 975,000
Brooklyn. Nov. 11. The loss by Are
on the bridge last night is now esti
mated at $75,000.
MINE WORKERS WRATHY
DEMAND REINSTATEMENT OF
Else Strike Will Be Called Before the
End of the Week Trouble is With
Lehigh Coal & Navigation Com
pany in Panther Creek Valley-
Mitchell Declares He is Not a Can
didate to Succeed Gompers.
Tamaquah, Pa., Nov. 11. At a meet
ing of employes of the Lehigh Coal &
Navigation company a committee was
appointed to wait upon W. D. Zehner,
superintendent, and Inform him that
unless the 218 officials of various local
unions in Panther Creek valley, who,
it is claimed, have been blacklisted,
are reinstated In their old positions be
fore the end of the week, a general
Btrike will be ordered. The committee
called at Zehner's office today, but
were informed he was not at home. The
committee will endeavor to see the of
ficial before the end of the week, so as
to present Its report at a meeting tp be
heid next Sunday at which Mitchell will
SAYS HE IS N0TA CANDIDATE.
John Mitchell Would Not Accept the
Presidency of Federation of La
bor If Offered to Him.
Indianapolis, Nov. 11. The follow
ing telegram Is self explanatory:
"Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 10. To W. B.
Wilson, Indianapolis, Ind. Replying to
your inquiry concerning the use of my
name by the press as aspirant for the
presidency of the American Federation
of Labor I desire to say I am In no way
responsible for the circulation of these
rumors, and while it is the duty of every
man to serve the cause of labor in any
position in which he can be most useful,
and while I appreciate the honor of be
ing mentioned for this office I firmly be
lieve I can bo ox more real service in
my present position and If any attempt
is made to present my name for the
presidency of the Federation of Labor
at the New Orleans convention you will
favor me by saying under no circum
stances would I accept an election.
Soldiers Will Leave.
Hazleton. Pa., Nov. 10. The remain
der of the Eighth regiment, eight com
panies, which have been kept here
since the other companies left for home,
will return to Philadelphia tomorrow.
They will leave here at a. m. The or
der early In the day was for four com
panies to return to Philadelphia and
the other four to remain on duty in
this locality, but the miners and own
ers of the individual mining operations
in this section late today reached an
agreement on their differences and it
was then concluded to release the en
tire eight companies of the regiment
and permit them eto return home.
Chicago Butchers Strike.
Chicago, Nov. 11. Seven hundred
employes of the Hammond Packing
company struck today to compel the
company to live up to the agreement
entered into with the Amalgamated
Meat Cutters and Butchers Workmen s
union. The strikers claim the company
has not lived up to its agreement for a
uniform wage scale, and that the strike
was precipitated by the discovery that
many men had been underpaid Satur
Trainmen to Strike.
Chicago, Nov. 11. It Is authorita
tively stated tonight that unless an
agreement between the railroads and
Brotherhood Trainmen is reached 2,000
men will strike Wednesday.
CANNON BOOM GETS A START.
Majority of Illinois Congressional
Delegation Endorse Joe Cannon
for Speakership cf House.
Chicago, Nov. 11. A majority of the
Illinois congressional delegation gath
ered here today and endorsed Congress
man Cannon of the Eigteenth Illinois
district for speaker of the house of rep
resentatives to succeed Speaker Hen
derson. A committee with Congress
man Mann as chairman was appointed
to further Cannons interests. Head
quarters will be opened In Chicago. It
was announced at the meeting by A. J.
Hopkin3, candidate for the United
States senate to succeed Mason, that
assurances hnd been received from a
majority of the congressmen of Indi
ana, Iowa. Minnesota, Nebraska, Kan
sas and Michigan, that they would sup
port Cannon for the speakership. Those
of the Illinois delegation who were ab
sent from today's meeting sent mes
sages in which all stated they were with
Cannon gave a luncheon today to the
Republican members of the Illinois con
gressional delegation and formally an
nounced his candidacy for the speaker
ship. TWO FISTIC BOUTS IN CHICAGO
Jack Root and Marvin Hart Tight a
Battle Royal of Six Rounds and
Root Gets the Decision.
Chicago, Nov. 11. Harry Forbes,
bantamweight champion, and Abe
Atell, the California featherweight,
went six fast rounds to a draw tonight.
At the Lyceum Athletic club, Jack
Root of Chicago was given a decision
over Marvin Hart of Louisville after
six rounds of as hard fighting as was
ever witnessed in Chicago. Root had
the better of every round, notwith
standing he received a severe drubbing
himself. Hart was down for the limit
in the second round and was saved
from a knockout then by the gong.
Both men wre bleeding profusely at
the end of the fight, and Hart had to
he assisted to his corner.
Mascagnl is Free.
Boston, Nov. 11. Piet.ro Mascagnl,
composer-educator, arreBted Saturday
night in a suit brought by his former
managers, Miltenthal Bros., was re
leased after a hearing ir tho superior
court today on 4,000 bond, which he
furnished himself. Mascagnl immedi
ately retaliated by suing the Mitten
thals for $50,000 damages for alleged
BIG AVERAGE YIELD OF CORN.
In the Estimated Average for Year
Illinois Leads and Iowa is Close
Second in Acre Yield.
Washington, Nov. 11. The prelimin
ary estimate of the average yield per
acre of corn, as published in the month
ly report of the department of agrlcul
ture, Is 26.84, compared with an aver
age of 16.7 in 1901, 25.3 in 1900 and 1889
and a ten-year average of 23.4.
The following shows states having'
1,000,000 acres or upward in corn, pre
llmlnary estimate of average yield per
acre In bushels in 1902, with final esti
mates for 1901 and mean averages of the
last ten year:
States. 1002. 1901. Average,
Illinois 38.7 21.4 31.3
Iowa 32.0 25.0 30.6
Nebraska 32.0 14.1 23.0
Missouri 29.0 10.1 25.4
Indiana 38.9 19.8 30.5
Ohio 38.0 28.1 31.8
South Dakota 17.5 21.0 21.3
Wisconsin ... 28.2 27.4 31.2
Minnesota ... 23.2 26.3 29.2
Michigan .... 22.1 34.5 30.8
The general average as to quality Is
80.7 per cent, compared with 73.7 last
year. It io estimated that about 1.9
per cent of the corn crop of 1901 was
still In the hands of farmers on Nov 1,
1902, compared with 4.5 per cent of the
crop of 1900 In farmer's bauds on Nov.
The average yield per acre of buck
wheat Is 1S.1 bushels against 18.6 In
1901 ; ten year average 17.2 bushels. The
yield per acre of potatoes is 95.4 bush
els, 05.5 bushels In 1901; ten-year aver
age 75.9 bushels. Of states 100,000 acres
or upward in potatoes, all except New
York and Michigan report a yield per
acre considerably above the ten-year
averages. The average as to quality is
90.4 per cent, compared with 78.4 in No
The average yield per acre of hay is
131 tons against 1.28 tons in 1901; ten-
year average 1.29 tons. The present
yield Is, with the exception of 1898, the
highest ever reported by the department
of agriculture, and each of the eleven
principal hay-producing states reports a
average yield in excess of last year and
also in excess of the ten-year average.
The average as to quality Is 85.7 per
cent against 91.3 per cent in November
All of the ten principal tobacco states
except Pennsylvania report average
yields per acre of tobacco In excess of
the ten-year average.
The apple and pear crops are consid
erably above the ten-years average and
the grape crop slightly below such aver
age. NEW GERMAN NAVAL SQUAD.
German Cruisers to be Assigned to
Duty on Pacific Coast of North
and South America.
Berlin. Nov. 10. The Imperial marine
ministry has decided to assign several
cruisers to duty on the Pacific coast
of North and South America when ves
sels now being completed become avail
able. A Western American squadron
will be permanently established, not
for any specific purpose, but In accord
ance with general naval dispositions.
Like tne Eastern American squadron,
it will not have a base. Vessels will
simnlv be sent to various ports accord
ing to requirements of the moment. The
creation of a permanent station in
American waters as well as elsewhere
in the world Is In consequence of ex
panding of the navy. Marine authori
ties recognize more clearly than eve1
the convenience which it would be if
Germany owned land bases, but they
perceive there is no prospect of secur
ing any such territorial privileges in
the Western hemisphere and will
naturally, therefore. In time of peace,
rely on refitting in American docks and
CONTEST BEGUN IN OKLAHOMA
Democratic Candidate for Congress
Brings Mandamus Proceedings
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 11. William M.
Cross, the Democratic candidate for
delegate to congress from Oklahoma,
today commenced his fight to contest
the election of B. C. McGuire. His at
torneys have brought mandamus pro
ceedings against the election commis
sioners of Comanche county to compel
them to count several hundred alleged
mutilated ballots, which, If counted,
Cross alleges will give hira a majority
of 111 over McGuire.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Shows Success of Rural
Washington, Nov. 10.--The annual
report of First Assistant Postmaster
General Wynne urged that, in view of
the success of the rural free delivery
establishment and its future necessi
ties, a recommendation for $12,055,800
In estimates for that purpose Is rea
sonable. The amount is an Increase of
little more than $5,000,000 over the
current fiscal year. Tho rural frae de
livery system, the report says, has bo
come a permanent feature of the postal
service, and the service has Increased
postal receipts and improved condi
tions wherever put in operation. No de
ficiency, it is said, will be created by
this service. It will be left to congress
to say whether the establishment of
routes already laid out shall be has
tened and the installing of routes In
course of investigation expedited. Ad
ditional appropriations must be made
for this purpose. The extension to
rural carriers of power to receive and
registered letters has proved so accept
able a public benefit that it is purpos
eu further to increase their usefulness
by adding, under proper regulations,
an extension of the money-order sys
tem to rural routes. Rural carriers
are now empowered to receipt for
money orders. It is lntonded, after the
first of January next, to empower them
also to pay money orders at the resi
dences of known patrons of routes.
Detroit, Nov. 11. On the way down
Lake Huron today the steamer ,R.. A.
Parker caught fire and partly burned.
The crew left in a yawl and are sup
posed to have landed.
MANY LIVES ARE LOST AT SEA
British Passenger. Steamer Wrecked
Near the Coast of New Zealand.
Ninety-six Lives Lost.
Melbourne, Nov. 11. The British
steamer Elingamlte, bound from Syd
ney, N. S. W., for Auckland, has been
wrecked on Three Kings Islands. Forty-one
of those on board were saved .
and ninety-six are missing. The steam
er Elingamlte was used in general pas
senger and man service between the
colonies ana along the coast of Aus
tralia. Three Kings islands are a
group of small Islands thirty-eight
miles northwest of New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand, Nov. 11.
The steamer Elingamlte carried 110
passengers. Twenty-seven of the steam
er's passengers and 15 of the crew were
landed at New Zealand. It Is feared
the remainder have been lost.
Three Die From Gas.
New York, Nov. 11, Sarah Frost,
widow of Henry Frost, her son. and
James Kiley, a boarder, were found
dead from inhaling illuminating gas In
their apartments in West Thirty-seventh
street today. The rubber tubing
of the gas range had accidentally be
come detached during the night.
Queenstown, Nov. 11. Tho German
bark Christine, Captain Hamer, which
sailed from Shields Oct. 25 for San
Francisco, has put into this port for
repairs. Her main, upper and lower
topsail yards are broken and her iron
work Is damaged.
No Trace of Egan.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 11. Telegrams
received this afternoon says no trace
has oeen found of Superintendent Egan
of the Kalispell division of the Great
Northern, who was lost while hunting
in the mountains near Bolton last week.
The impression prevails among those
engaged In the search that Egan is
Ambassador to Russia who succeeds
Andrew White as ambassador to Ber
RICH VEIN OF MANGANESE ORE
Most Notable Discovery of Manganese
Ore in the History of the Coun
try Near Lynchburg, Va.
Lynchburg, Va. Nov. 11. What i
regarded as the most notable discov
ery of manganese ore In the mineral
history of the United States, is about
to be developed near here by a syndi
cate of Pittsburg capitalists. It 13 a
continuous vein of sufficient bulk to
warrant the experts In making plans
for its development at the rate of fifty
tone a day.
Visible Grain Supply.
Chicago, Nov. 10. The visible sup
ply of grain is as follows: Wheat, to-
day, 30,098,000 bu; a year ago, 41,909,
000 bu; corn, today, 2,790,000 bu; a year
ago, 12,641,000 bu; oats, today, 7,C32,O0O
bu; a year ago 7,790,000 bu.
Prominent Man Dead. .
St. Louis, Nov. 10. Major Charles C.
Rainwater, aged 64, died here tonight
from chronic stomach trouble. He was
president of the Merchants' bridge, in
the construction of which across tho
Mississippi river here he assisted.
LATE MARKETS BY WIRE.
Chicago, Nov. 12. Butter Market firm.
Creameries, lOVitfioc ; dairies, 15022c.
Ebbs Market steady at 22c.
Poultry Market steady. Turkeys, 100)
12c; chickens. 8t4ffllHc
Close on Flax Cash, N. V.. $1.11; S.
W.. $1.17; November, $1.1S; December,
$US; May, $1.23.
Chicago Live Stock,
Chicago, Nov. 12. Cattle Receipts of
all kinds In live stuck continue extreme
ly large and prices are suddenly declin
ing, buyers having thlngH about their
own way. Cattle were largely n dime
lower this morning and plenty of sales
show reductions of 23e from last week's
closing figures. Cattle now being market
ed consist largely of consignments that
have been fed only a short time, and there
is a remarkable scurclty of choice lots.
No cattle have held so far this week
above $7.00, whereas last week sales were
made as high as $7.40. Good to prime
steers. $0.2507.00; poor to medium, $3.r.oi
ti.OO; stockers and feeders. $2.00'y 4.00 ;
heifers, $2.0004.00; calves. $3,5057.50.
lings Thirty-three thousand hops ar
rived today, and with 4,100 carried over
last night there was another drop of
about 10c. Mixed and butchers, $H.rjffi
6.40; good to choico heavy, . t3.mnS.M;
rough, heavy, $5.9000.20; Jight, $6.1l"j0.2";
bulk, sales, $6.1500.30.
Sheep and bimbs are less active than last
week, with lower prices, and it lookS'to
the experienced seller as though buyers
were getting ready to force a big break.
Prime lambs were scarce and trade only
fairly active this morning at average re
ductions of 10 to 2ic from last week's
closing prices. Sheep, $2.5004.00; lambs,
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 12. Wheat
Wheat, 71; May, 73; on track No. 1 hard,
73; No. 1 northern, 72; No. 2 northern,
St. Louis Live Stock.
Bt. Louis, Nov. 12. Cattle Receipts, 11,
000 head; steady for natives, lower for
Texans; beef steerB, $4.0007.60; stockers
and feeders. $4.3004.50; cows and heifers,
$2.2505.25: Texas steers, $3.2005.00.
Hogs Receipts, 10.000 head; 10c lower;
range, $0.0066 50.