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Pair tonight and Thursday; no de
cided change in temperature. Tempera
ture, 7 a. m-, 2ft; 2:3n p. rru. 25.
J. M. SHERIER. Observer.
Onty Taper in
Uhe County With
vol;, liv. no. 43.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JAPANESE OCCUPY AKASAKA HILL:
BANKS IN DANGER
MOVE TO REDUCE REPRESENTATION IN
THE DEMOCRATIC STATES OF THE SOUTH
POSITION FRONTING ON PORT ARTHUR
Disclosures in Chadwick Case
Would Precipitate Run
Enemy Raises Flag of Truce and Five Hours Are
Allowed in Which to Bury Dead.
OMINOUS NOISES ARE
Impression Prevails Bombardment is in Anticipation of Offense
Movement by the Mikado's ForcesDevelop
ments of the Day.
Tokio, Dec. 7. The headquarters of
the Japanese army in front of Port Ar
thur has reported confirming the sink
ing of the Russian battleship Poltava,
and stating the battleship Retvlzan
seriously damaged and the cruiser
The Japanese occupied Akasaka hill
fronting on Port Arthur Tuesday.
The Japanese occupied an entire
fort yesterday. Subsequently they
dislodged the enemy and occupied the
eminence north of Suerh Kou and two
eminences north of Sanlichian.
At 4 p. m. in response to the bearer
of the enemy's flag of truce, an armis
tice of five hours was granted for the
removal of the dead.
M ukdra 1 1 ra ra Trraridoan Xolae.
Pekin. Dec. 7. Mukden reports a
tremendous noise of cannonade
around Poutiloff hill and tbe railway
which began Tuesday morning; and
reached its height from 3 to 5 o'clock
in the afternoon. It was unlike any
thing of the kind heretofore at Port
Arthur. The effect is due to the con
stantly increasing number of siege
guns of large calibre, all which seem
ed to be in use at the time. The im
pression prerails the bombardment
was In anticipation of a Japanese of
llaar to (hr hi.
The Port Arthur besiegers report as
"Saturday, Dec 2, our naval guns
bombarded the enemy's "hips. The
PobU-da (battleship) was struck fix
times, a vessel of the Retvizan (bat
tleship) typv was hit eight times, and
on other ships 1C shells took effect.
"On Monday following the same
plan the Pobieda wast hit seven times,
the- Poltava (battleship) 11 times, and
the Retvlzan 11 times. At about 3 in
the afternoon one of our shells struck
a m?azine south of Pelyu mountain,
causing a heavy explosion. The con
flagration which followed was not ex
tinguished for two hours.
im flaltleafclp Klrr.
"The same day our heavy guns were
directed at the enemy's ships. The
I'crestit (battleship) was struck twice,
and two more of the Poltava type was
observed to be on fire for one hour,
fending up a great volume of smoke.
"The attacking operations against
th Suncshu mountain forts eastward
are carried on day and night.
Two 36 milimeter quick firers were
raptured Sunday in a half moon fort
SHAKING PRESIDENTIAL PLUM TREE
Additional Nominations Sent to
Senate for Confirma
tion. Washington. Dec. 7. Additional ap
pointments sent to the senate by Pres
ident Roosevelt for confirmation are:
Diplomatic and Consular Robert
Wood Bliss of New York, second sec
rets rv of the embassy of the United
States at St. Petersburg. Russia; Fran
cis C. Landon of New Vor. unra -c-retary
of the embassy at Berlin; Mont
gomery Schuyler Jr.. of New York,
secretary of legation and consul gen
eral at Bangkok. Slam: William Blum
enthal. New York, secretary of the le
gation at Lisbon; Charles Richardson
of Massachusetts, secretary of the le
gation at Rio de Janeiro.
Consuls General Frank Dyer Ches
ter, Massachusetts, at Buda-Pesth.
Hungary; Hezeklah Gudger. North
Carolina, at Panama: Julius G. Lay,
District of Columbia, at Canton.
China: Henry B. Miller. Oregon, at
New Chwang. China; Daniel Mayer.
Went Virginia at Buenos Ay res: Ben
jamin H. Ridgeley. Kentucky. Barce
lona. Spain: William F. Wright. Penn
sylvania. Munich. Bavaria.
Consuls Frank S. Hannah. Illinois.
Magdeburg. Germany; Oscar Malmres.
Minnesota. Colon, Panama.
Insular and Territorial Secretary of
Torto Rice Utgis H. Post of New
York: associate Justice of the supreme
court of Porto Rico, Adolph Grant
Wolf of the District of Columbia: Jus
tice of tbe supreme court of the terri
HEARD AT MUKDEN
defending a counterscarp on Rihlung
Humor of OWb'w I-n t a.
Chefoo, Dec. 7. A rumor has gained
circulation that Gen. Oku, command
ing the Japanese left, is dead. It is
impossible to trace the report to its
Mukden, Dec. 7. The report that
Gen. Rennenkampff has captured 23
guns and administered a heavy defeat
to the Japanese continues to circulate
among the Russian troops, but has not
yet been officially confirmed. To the
earlier rumor mentioned above there
Is added the report that tbe Russians
have succeeded in carrying oft" 21 guns
which they captured in the rout of the
Japanese, but were at first unable to
remove owing to a cross fire from the
It a mm la aa Drives Out.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 7. Sakharoff
reports the Russian main guard at a
village southward from Laotchinguln
ni pass was driven out yesterday by
Japanese artillery. The Russians sus
tained few castualtles.
CHARGE OF LARCENY
Warrants For Three Officers of In
stitution at Buffalo.
Buffalo. X. Y.. Dec. 7. Warrants
charging grand larceny, second de
gree, have been granted against for
mer President Emory. Cashier Paul
Werner, and Assistant Cashier W. P.
Luedeke, of the German bank, which
was closed by the state banking de
partment several days ago.
Mrs. Rogers Will Not Hang.
Montpelier. Vt., Dec. 7. The Ver
mont house judiciary committee re
ported favorably on a bill commuting
the death sentence of Mrs. Mary M.
Rogers of Rennington to life imprison
ment. The report is the outcome of
extended agitation against the execu
tion of a woman. Mrs. Rogers was
convicted of murdering her husband in
G. A. R. Names Encampment Date.
Rockford.- 111.. Dec. 7. The council
of administration of the O. A. R., De
partment of Illinois, has decided upon
May 23-23. 1905. as the date of the
next annual encampment at Rockford.
tory of Hawaii, Walter F. Frear of Ha
waii; associate justice of the supreme
court of the Philippine islands. Adam
C. Carson. Virginia; judge of district
court, district of Alaska, first division.
Royal A. Gunnison of New York; gov
ernor of Alaska, John G. Bady. Alas
ka: surveyor general of Alaska. Wil
liam L. Diston. Illinois; commissioner
of education of Porto Rico. Rolan P.
Falkner of District of Columbia.
Interior Department William D.
Crum. to be collector of customs at
Charleston. S. C; Frank L. Smith,
collector of internal revenue for
Eighth district of Illinois; Charles W.
Robert s.coliector of internal revenue
for Sixth district of Missouri; Francis
EL Leupp. commissioner of Indian af
fairs; Capt. J. McA. Webster. U. S. A.,
retired. Indian agent at Colville agen
cy. Washington; Frank Frantz. Indian
agent. Osage agency, Oklahoma; reg
isters of land offices Egbert S. Oak
ley, Cass Lake. Minn.; John E. Wat
son. Boonvllle. Mo.; Alexander C. Mc
Gillivray. at Dickinson. N. D.; Dick T.
Morgan. Woodward, Okla.
Army and Navy Brigadier generals.
Col. Albert Mills, superintendent Unit
ed States military academy at West
Point; Col. Henry C. C Dun woody.
Lieut. Col. Peter Leary Jr.. Lieut. Col
Samuel L. Woodward. Lieut. CoU John
McK. Hyde. Col. Oscar F. Long. Maj.
Theodore A. Bingham. CoL Constant
Williams: rear admirals. Cam. Wil
liam M. Folger; Capt. Francis W.
Dicken. Capt. George P. F. Wilde,
Capt. Charles H. Davis. Capt. Charles
J. Train. Capt. George W. Pig man.
Cape George A. Converse.
HALL IS ROBBED
Rl LIGHT OF DAY
Cleveland. Dec. 7. A bold robbery
was committed today at tbe office of
the waterworks department in the city
hall. ' About ' $2,000 In currency and
checks was taken from the desk of
Cashier Patterson while he stepped
aside for less than a moment. The of
fice wi.3 full of clerks, but the thief
worked so quickly and quietly no one
saw him. -
ARE OUT OF RAGE
Five of Strongest Bicycle Teams
Withdraw at New
UNFAIR METHODS ALLEGED
Trouble Precipitated at Most Exciting
Priode of the Con
test. New York, Dec. 7. Angry because
they believed the race was being un
fairly conducted and because methods
which they allege to be wrong allowed
other riders to gain a lap upon them.
five teams composed of Walthour and
Monroe, Bedell brothers, Mayor and
Newklrk. McLean and Bowler and
Butler and Moran, quit the race ear
ly today. AH of them were among
the best in the contest and among
those most heavily backed to win the
(jaln On TbHr Opponent.
The trouble was participated by the
most exciting period of riding which
the -mea4;thwf8;.glvejv; wliea.
Root and Dorloh. followed later byJ
Stol and Vanderstuyft, succeeded - in
gaining a lap on their opponents. Wal
thour. who acted as spokesman for
the five dissatisfied teams, declared
members who relieved each other at
intervals was not allowed by the rules.
At 10 o'clock Vanderstuyft-Stol and
Root-Dorlon lead with 1,058 miles and
one lap. Six teams were one lap and
four teams two laps behlpd them.
Trn Are Suanended.
The board of control of the National
Cycling association suspended indefi
nitely 10 riders who withdrew from the
race and their cases will be disposed
of at the annual meeting of the asso
ciation in February. Until then the
men cannot ride on any track in the
IS GROWING ACUTE
Water Wagons in Service Daily at
Bloomington, Filling Cis
terns. Bloomington, III.. Dec. 7. The
drouth in central Illinois is growing
more acute daily. Numerous water
wagons are In service in this city,
working day and night to fill cisterns
which have gone dry. AH over Mc
Lean country there is a water famine.
Stock men are finding difficulty in sup
plying stock with water.
PHONE EXCHANGE BURNED
Disastrous Fire in Business Section
of Keokuk, Iowa.
Keokuk. Iowa. Dec. 7. Fire today
destroyed the Bell telephone exchange,
and damaged the Western Union Tele
graph office and public library.
Inside Inn Sold.
St. Louis. Dec. 7. The Inside Inn.
located within the world's fair
grounds, was sold to a St. Louis com
pany for $90,000. The purchase price
included the furnishings. The hotel
cost $450,000. The work of demolish
ing the building began today.
Marion. Ind.. Dec. 7. Nine indict
ments for embezzlement in the sum
of $7,000 while city clerk of Marion
were returned by the grand Jury yes
terday against John Watts, now of
Cartoonist Nelan Dead.
New York. Dec. 7. The death of
Charles Nelan. the cartoonist, at Cave
Springs. Ga, is announced in a dis
patch received here today. y
Sterling Out of Funds. -Sterling.
111.. Dec. 7. The city of
Sterling is financially embarrassed,
and yesterday was unable to pay muni
cipal salaries or for street labor.
POWERFUL INFLUENCE WORK
Holding Decisive Action Jrt Abeyance
, New York, Dec 7. Andrew Carne
gia said today he had not the slightest
intention of prosecuting'.anybody for
forging his signature to r notes even
if further investigation afiowed such
forgery has been committed. One
prominent man from Ohio now here
said today: "In a day or two revela
tions will be made which will show
this to be the most colossal affair of
New York, Dec 7. Decisive action
in the case of Mrs. Cassie-L. Chadwick
seems to be held in abeyance by some
powerful influence, despite frequent
conferences in the city yesterday.
It was reported today tile' delay was
in a measure due to a desire to pre
vent imposition of hardship upon the
banks with which Mrs., Chadwick has
had dealings, but whose part in her
financial affairs has not yet been made
public. It is said if it were known
other banks bad made loans to Mrs.
Chadwick a run on them might be
started that would do them great in
jury. No one not intimately connect
ed with the case knows these banks
nor what has become of the note for a
half million which President Beck-
with of the Oberlin bank says he in
dorsed for Mrs. Chadwick.
New York, Dec. 7. Just before noon
a Hurried summons was sent to Dr.
Moore, Mrs. Chadwick physician,
asking him to call at the Kew Amster
dam hotel at once. No' information
could be obtained as to the reason for
the summons. J
Muat Produce Sreurltle.
Cleveland, Dec. 7. Referee Ming-
ton, acting upon the motion filed by
Nathan Loser, receiver for Mrs. Chad
wick. has issued an attachment for all
securities belonging to he latter in
possession of Ira Reynolds. Reynolds
is, commanded to appear before the
referee next Monday, with, all stock.
bonds and securities held by him for
Mrs. Chadwick. The referee has Is
sued an injunction restraining Rey
nolds from transferring or disposing
of the securities. i
Halt In the fanr.
New York, Dec. 7. Andraw Carne
gie did not see the federal officials
who brought to New Yolk the Chad
wick notes for $500,000 and $250,00')
signed by his name.
Mrs. Chadwick left the Holland
house at 10 o'clock last evening and
took quarters in th New Amsterdam
hotel, followed by the secret service
men, who have been watching her at
the Holland house for several days.
Andrew Carnegie expected a call
from Receiver Lyon of the Citizens
National bank. He expected a chance
to see the famous notes which Banker
Beck with, the receiver, and the United
States district attorney, and- others de
clared were signed with his name.
Early in the forenoon he said he would
be glad to see Receiver Lyon or any
of the federal officials connected with
the Chadwick affair. . ?
nay- of Maajr Caferenrr
The day was given up entirely to
conferences, in which every one con
nected with the affair except Andrew
Carnegie seemed to participate. .
First Attorney Oldham, in behalf
of the controller of the urrency, had
a long Interview with Frank Lyon, the
received for the Oberlin bank, here
yesterday. Neither would make any
statement, except to admit that the
subject of conversation pad been the
use of Mr. Carnegie's name on the
notes now held by the bank.
Then Attorney Squire J representing
Iri Reynolds, and Mr. Oldham, repre
senting the controller ol the curren
cy, had ax conference at which it was
decided that Mr. Oldham should call to
see Andrew Carnegie last evening.
At the close of this conference At
torney Squire went to, the Holland
house, where he saw Mrs. Chadwick.
At the same time Attorney Ryall or
counsel for Herbert D. Newton went
to the hotel and was shown to Mrs.
Stories of a possible arrest in the
case were still current last evening,
but so far as known no warrant has
been issued. Philip Carpenter, coun
sel for Mrs. Chadwick, said that he
had told her she need have no fear
of arrest. He added that if a warrant
was issued for her Mrs. Chadwick
would be found at the Holland house.
This statement proves that Mrs.
Chadwick's move from the Holland
house to the New Amsterdam last
evening had been decidd upon in a
hurry and without notice- to her at
torneys. . .
Messenger is Dead. .
Los Angeles. CaL. Dec7 Messen
ger Evan Roberts, who- was shot by
train robbers on the Santa Fe near
Needles. Monday, is dead.
Oil A STEEP HILL
San Bernardino. Cal., Dec. 7. A
train of water tank cars on the Salt
Lake railroad broke loose at the top
of a heavy grade 100 miles north of
Daggett, rushed down a hill at a tre
mendous speed and crashed into a con
struction train. Brakeman John Bry
an was killed and Engineer Hender
son, and Fireman Miller seriously in
jured. Several other members of the
construction crew suffered minor in
juries. A FAMILY KILLED
School Teacher Takes Four Lives
AN AGED WOMAN IS WOUNDED
Tragedy Completed in Presence of
Sister After Telling Her
Rochester, Ind., Dec. 7. Gilbert
Burns, a school teacher, 50 years old,
yesterday killed his wife, his little
daughter, his wife's employer, and af
ter slightly wounding an aged woman
shot himself dead in the presence or
Burns was abandoned by his wife a
short time ago on account of his dis
sipated habits, and she went- to work
for a farmer named Joseph Gripe.
Threat Are Not llreded.
She had one child, an infant less
than two years. Burns had made
threats against his wife on several oc
casions, but he was drinking at the
time and little attention was paid to
them. Last evening, armed with a
double-barreled shotgun, he went to
the Gripe farm and called for his wife,
holding the gun behind him as she ap
proached. Without exchanging a word he tired
at her and she fell dead in the door
way, the same shot killing her little
child, who had followed her to the
Farmer Killed Inxtanlly.
The explosion attracted Gripe, who
was in the house at the time, and as
he appeared Burns leveled the gun at
him and the full charge of shot entered
Gripe's breast, killing him Instantly.
Some of the shot from the gun slight
ly wounded Mrs. Braman, an old wo
man living at the Gripe home, but her
wounds are not serious.
After completing his bloody work
Burns walked two miles across the
country to the house of his sister,
whom he calmly told of the tragedy
and said that he had killed Gripe be
cause it was he who had alienated bis
Calmly Telia of (he Crime.
After relating the story of the triple
murder as though it was an ordinary
event. Burns placed the muzzle of the
gun against his head, kicked the trig
ger with the toe of his shoe, and blew
the entire top of his head off.
Burns had been twice married, his
first wife securing a divorce a dozen
years ago because of his dissipated
habits. Gripe was not married.
Kllla Daughter; Shoots Wife.
Worcester, Mass., Dec. 7. John
Wainwright, of this city, shot and kill
ed his daughter yesterday and also
sent a bullet through his wife's neck.
Wainwright has been arrested.
Farmer Kill Peoria Youth.
Holdredge, Neb., Dec. 7. Clyde Les
ter, 22 years old, whose home is at Pe
oria, 111., was shot and instantly killed
by John Lucas on the farm of the lat
ter near here. The men had quarreled
over wages which Lester claimed for
husking corn. Lucas was arrested.
Farmer Murdered While Mllklag-.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Dec. 7. A. D.
Doyle, C5 years old. a farmer of New
Auburn, near here, was shot to death
while milking a cow in his barn. As
Doyle lived alcne the tragedy was not
discovered unul a neighbor chanced
into the barn. The man evidently had
been shot without warning through a
nearby window, which was shattered.
The authorities are at sea as to tbe
Millionaire Weds Poor Girl.
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 7. A sensa
tion has been created In university
circles by xhe announcement of the
wedding of Levi C. Wade, a Harvard
student anc son of the millionaire ex
president t the Mexican Central rail
way, f o M ss Jennie Woofln. daughter
of a Marblehead expressman, just
graduated from the Marblehead gram
Bill Prepared by Republican Club of New York
Introduced in Senate.
NINETEEN OF CONGRESSMEN ARE CUT OFF
Four Cabinet Nominations Are Confirmed The Lower House
Remains in Session But Fif
Washington, Dec. 7. Senator Piatt,
of New York, introduced a bill, pre
pared under direction of the commit
tee on national affairs of the Republi
can Club of the City of New York, hav
ing as its purpose the reduction of
representation in congress of the
southern states that have disfran
chised the negro vote.
The bill provides for the reduction
of representation as follows: Ala
bama from 9 to 7; Arkansas, 7 to 6;
Florida, 3 to 2; Georgia, 11 to 8; Louis
iana, 7 to 5; Mississippi, 8 to 6; North
Carolina, 10 to 8; South Carolina, 7 to
5; Tennesse, 10 to 9; Texas, 16 to 15;
Virginia, 10 to 8.
Washington. Dec. 7. The senate in
executive session confirmed all four
cabinet nominations, Postmaster Wil
cox, of New York, and Indian Commis
Joseph S. Harris will be the new
postmaster at Kansas City.
HouHe In SeaHlon Jut IS Minute.
Washington, Dec. 7. The house was
in session 15 minutes today. Bing
ham, from the appropriations commit
tee, reported a legislative, executive.
judicial bill, and gave notice he would
call it up for consideration tomorrow.
After referring certain portions of the
president's message to committees hav
ing jurisdiction of the several subjects,
the house adjourned.
When the senate convened today
there was a large number of petitions,
bills and joint resolutions introduced.
FAIL TO CAPTURE BANDIT
Scores of Police Unable to Find Man
Who Looted Express Car.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Dec. 7. Notwith
standing that scores of deputy sheriffs
and police officers are aiding in the
search for the bandit who looted the
Wells-Fargo express car at Daggett.
Cal., after shooting Messenger Rob
erts, it is believed he is still at large.
Suspects have been arrested, but there
is little proof against them. Rewards
aggregating $2,300 have been offered.
MILES ON DOUGLAS STAFF
Will Be Appointed, No Matter What
President's Wishes Are.
Boston. Mass., Dec. 7. The report
that President Roosevelt may object
to Lieut. Gen. Miles becoming the ad
jutant general of the Massachusetts
National Guard created some comment
In this city. Gov.-elect Douglas Is re
ported to have said Gen. Miles will be
WILD PANIC III
WEAK ARE T
Fiash of Flame Sets Audience
in Flight Ended by Calm
Norfolk, Neb., Dec. 7. A shout of
fire from a young man in the gallery
started a panic in the Auditorium thea
tre here during a matinee yesterday
afternoon. There was a rush for the
exits, which were found locked, and in
the stampede women and children were
knocked down and trampled on. Few,
however, were hurt.
' The alarm was started by the blow
ing out of a fuse of an electric light
wire. A moving picture machine in
the gallery was being prepared for
the next scene, and the house was in
darkness. Suddenly there was a fiash
and an explosion, and from the wire
shot a tongue of flame into the draper
ies. Enveloping the blaze came a thick
puff of smoke, which spread into the
theatre and rose to the level of the
At the first cry of alarm, women and
children rose in a mass from their
seats and In an instant the pit of the
auditorium was alive with the strug
gling crowd, shouting In terror and
rushing for the doors.
Meantime the galleries were the
scene of an equally strenuous rush.
Men and boys, in the belief that the
fire "was below them, clambered over
seats on their way to the exits. In
their eagerness some of the men ran
to the . windows, hoisted them, and
made an effort to Jump out. Ushers
seized and held them.
made adjutant general of his staff
whether be Is assigned by President
Roosevelt or not.
I don't know much about the pro
visions of the Dick law," said Douglas,
"but I do know Gen. Miles will be on
my staff as adjutant general."
The only reason for Miles asking
that he be assigned Is that he will re
ceive full pay as an active army officer
if he is assigned by the president.
CHOLERA IS ON SHIP:
HELD IN QUARANTINE
Four Members of Crew of Tramp Ves
sel Die on Voyage From
New York, Dec. 7. The tramp steam
er Coulsdon, which arrived today from
Java, was held by quarantine officials
in the belief that cholera exists on the
vessel. Six men of the crew (all Chi
namen) died during the voyage. Five
others are ill with what steamer offi
cials pronounce to be beriberi.
Sunday Gets Results.
Bloomington, 111., Dec. 7. Mrs. Har
riet Htimiston, a wealthy woman nt
Pontiac, has announced her willing
ness to donate $20,000 for u Young
Men's Christian association building
for Pontiac. The suggestion came to
her from Miss Annie Lord of Pontiac,
who was one of the converts In the
series of revival meetings held them
by the evangelist and former baseball
player, Rec. W. A. Sunday.
Fraudulent Use of Mails.
Kansas City, Dec. 7. For using the
mails to defraud in selling shoddy
stocks of merchandise Albert H.
Brown, Joseph and Charles Rlcker,
brothers, and Thomas Evans, alias
Marvin, alias Majors, were given peui
tentiary sentences yesterday.
Minister's Son Killed.
Bloomington. 111., Dec. 7. Ora Reea
of Nakomis, 111., a switchman and pon
of a Methodist minister of Litchfield,
was killed by the cars In tbe Alton
yards here yesterday.
Brewer a Suicide.
Butte. Mont., Dec. 7. The body of
Lewis Brocket!, a brewer, formerly of
Peoria, III, was found in his cabin In'
Silver Bow with a bullet hole In the
breast, suicide being evident.
B? THE STRONG
From the stage the manager and
members of the company assured the
audience there was no danger. At
first no attention was paid to their
words, but later their efforts were
more successful, 'and slowly tbe crowd
seemed to realize there was no cause
for alarm. The panic ended almost as
suddenly as It had begun, and the play
The manager of the theatre stated
that the doors had been unlocked, but
that someone in slamming them shut
had clasped the springs together. If
any weight had been thrown against
them, he asserted, they would have
given way. The fire department re
sponded to an alarm, but the blaze had
died out without doing any damage.
BIG CUTS ARE MADE
IN DOMESTIC GOODS
Most Noteworthy Are in Bleached
Sheetings and Certain
Now York, Dec. 7. Sweeping reduc
tions in domestic cotton goods, large
ly necessitated by a decline in the raw
products, are reported having been
made here by agents of several great
Now England mills. The cuts are like
ly to affect many grades, if is said,
but the most noteworthy so far mad
are In bleached sheetings and certain
grades of print goods.