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TMcCOOK , - : - - : - NEBRASKA
A firebug has ben operating at Ir
Work has been commenced on the
3iew United Brethren church at Butlc ; .
Stromsburg's business men propose
to have the town lighted by electricity.
Litchfleld and Loup City are going
lo bo conoctcd by telephone before
very long .
The slot machine and gambling de
vices of Edgar were ordered f to cease
A smooth set of traveling agents U
going about the state selling groceries
to the farmers.
A proposition for the establishment
of a. caning factory is now agitating
the population of Blaine county .
Capt. Sigsbee of the Maine has a
cousin in Nebraska. His name is An-
son Giles and his home is at Genoa.
Thomas Klnter , of Dubois , was chop
ping wood when a stick flew up and
struck him in the eye , destroying its.
The Fairmont Creamery company Is
making arrangements to put in sep
arators at Bower , Sleele City and Alex
The pure food coneress now in ses
sion at Washington has decided tc
hold a meeting in Omaha the coming
The resignation of Major Willoughby
B. Smith , assistant adjutant general oil
"the " First brigade at Fairbury , has
lieen accepted.
The new bridge spanning the Ne-
maha south ot H"mboldt has been com
pleted , all but the approaches , and
they will be finished before long.
York wants a new opera house and
u movement has beien , set .on foot
whereby the citizens of that city ex
pect to have one in'the near future.
Several hundred lots in Randolph ,
Cedar county , were recently sold on
foreclosure made by the Pacific Town-
site company against H. S. Fisher anc
others of Randolph.
A -successful operation , was par
formed at Bancroft upon the person
of C. G. Peterson for apendicitis , and
although the patient is quite weak , i
is thought he stands a good prospec
of recovery.
The darks Co-operative Creamery
company , with a capital of $7,000 , has
incorporated and will at once com
raence work upon its creamery plan
which it expects to have in operatioi
on of before May 1 of this year.
The S-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs
Robert Erwin of Tecumseh had the
misfortune to have one of his eyes pu
out. He was at play with a younger
brother when the eye was in some waj
knocked out with a stick.
The last statements published b >
Fremont national and savings banks
show that they all have more cash 01
hand than at any time before. The to
tal deposits in the six banks is a trifle
less than a million dollars , $376,225.16
The large barn of Frank Eis , a Bo
hemian farmer living five miles south
of Humboldt , was destroyed by fire ,
and a lot of hay and grain burned.
The loss is $1,000 , partly covered by
insurance. The origin of the fire is
A 13-year-old son of Samuel Cham
bers , a prominent farmer living six
miles south of West Point , was out
hunting with a neighbor boy of about
his own age , when by some means his
gun was discharged , inflicting wounds
which caused his death.
Hans Christensen , who is supposed
to have been demented
, was run over
and killed by a Missouri Pacific freight
train near Walton in Lancaster coun
ty. The man was on the track , and ,
according to the story , made no at
tempt to get out of the way
While driving to the school she was
teaching near Quick , Frontier cotnty
Miss Wilson , of Frontier county , -vvas
thrown from the cart in which sie
vas riding with a small boy and wrs
dragged for a mile or more , sustain1 ng
Injuries that resulted in her death.
Eli Johnson , a farmer living a'few
miles west of Fairbury , had a prelinf-
inary trial on the charge of bastard }
preferred by Miss Ada Flagle. He was
hound over to the next term -.of dis
trict court in the sum of $700 , which
he gavle. Johnson is a married man
Hayes Center dispatch : .T. M. Gil-
Jc-ho expert accountant , filed his
annual report. He found Y. F.
Hudson , county treasurer , $2D1.-
50 more short , making him short $513.-
70 , besides the amount that the ta (
examiner found him short , which wai
$96 , making the total shortage of Hud
son ? G09.70. The amount that Mr.
Gilchrist found short in the count ?
records -was : Treasurer , $1.939.41 ;
clerk. $481.92 ; total , $2,419.33. Mr. Gil-
Christ's salary amounted to about $40D
Phillip Sinner , a son of Phillip Sin
ner , Sr. , residing west of Harvard two
miles , was killed by freight train No
SO , on the Burlington & Missouri rail
road , at Harvard. The train had
stopped at the water tank , and thf
young man. with his brother , was
walking on the track. As they cairn
up to the train it started , and thej
stepped aside. It is supposed the boj
stepped on top of a pile of cinders
and fell under the train. Pie had onr
hand cut off and both legs broken. Ht
died in a short time.
Miss Gertie O'Sullivan. daughter o *
the veteran editor of the West Poini
Progress , has been appointed stenog
rapher and bookkeeper at the Norfolk
hospital for the insane.
The hope that the masked robbers
who held up the station agent a ?
Johnstown had been captured has re
sulted in disappointment and the par
ties arrested have beoa released. Mr
Garner , superintendent of the Ameri
can Express , is in Johnstown , and hi :
theory is that one of the.parties WPI
is wanted is Burnett , the horse thief
who was liberated ft'oni the Yalantim
Want * to Out. Off the Day of Retribution
for an Aet that SCCMIK J'uHtened Upon
Ier "Without a Uoubl FlmlliiKH of the
Hoard of Inquiry to be I > elirod Tins
KimnUh Diver * Doing but I.lttlu Work.
Want More Time.
HAVANA ( Via Key West ) , March 14.
( New York World Cablegram ) The
United States naval court of inuuiry
upon the cause of the destruction-
the Maine will force a demand by
Spain for an international investiga
tion , and from the delicacy of its own
position the American court must fa
vor it officially as welcoming an exam
ination of Rs own finings.
The maoS ot testimony sworn to be
fore it has been all one way. One by
one the hypotheses from conservative
members to a uossible inside initial
cause of explosion have been absolute
ly refuted by the labors of intelligent
naval divers and the proofs of their
findings have been reasoned out graph
ically and clearly by expert construct
ors , also of the navy. There seems to
be no possibility of misconstruing their
report if it is not modified in obedience
to hints from Washington. If that re
port comes out in full without modifi
cation , any foreign investigation must
decide that the men of our navy are
honest and whether men of our navy
are honest and capable.
The principal Spanish cry from now
on will be "time , give us time. " just
as it has been their war cry for three
dragging years of uselessly destructive
Cuban revolution , and they look to our
Navy department for certain compli
ance. The Spanish divers' reports ver-
uy the announcement that the Maine's
ram has been found much out of line.
Although th < Mr superiors' report , which
is prepard already , shows the contrary ,
the men themselves frankly achr-it that
the Maine's rum is nointinfr off to the
left of the direction In which the Jn-
tact rear portion of the sh.p points.
They indorse th Ktn.f ! > ii-ent that the
Maine practically was blown in two k
nnd thus confirm the fact that the
ship was demolished by a tremendous
explosive force from the outside. J
rhe Spanish divers worked late Fri
day night about the protruding hot-
torn plates where the bow ought to be.
The day before they reported finding
the Maine's ram on the port side pointing -
ing away from the wreck. Friday
they "thought" they found the bow intact -
tact ram and ail in is ; proper rela-
tive position. Their float is now with-
in thirteen yards of the sunken ram
and they may be further examining it.
The Spanish officers' official sketch of
divers' operations Friday shows the
ram in its proper position exactly
contrary to the reports of their own
employes. Our naval experts think
the ram lies as cabled , but that it is
possible that Spanish divers have mis-
taken a portion of the upper part of
the boat for the heavy ram. It has
about the same slope and' as stated.
probably was blown off the starboard „
from the solid steel of the ram. This
would place it in about the proper rel
ative position.
I report findings of the Spanish div
ers according to what .they really are ,
and not what their officers renort. It
is hut just , however , to state that they iroi
really think today that the Maine's oihi
bow is intact and in line. But tonight hi
they mav discover their error. Much hig'
depends on the real position of the g'
ram. If it is in line with the intact se
portion of the wreck the theory of ex
terior explosion , of course , would not trT
disproved nor really weakened , but T
if it is found out of line any small boy IrV
rnuld know that something must have V
hit the Maine on the port side and fc
smasher ! in two ways from the shock. te
The Spanish divers row at work are tcd
not naval men but the more experi d
enced hands of the local harbor com >
mission , who operate r ° euiarlv in th ° po to
foul , obscure waters. They soon found si
the forward turret Jn the mud under di
the wrecking tug Merritt. where it was is
hurled away to starboard on the night to
of the exDlosion. They admit that its | pf
ton is intact. This forever does avnv iP
with the theory that the big magazine in
exploded , for the turrets sat directly st
over the powder and had that explod thw ;
ed its comnaratively thin top would w
have gone sky high.
The Spanish inquiry board exn s
to take more than a month to finish in
its investiVation of the wreck. Their d
men work about one a day , and not si
hard then , but the Amprican court of aj
inquiry hns all the evidence if needs. It
The position of the ram was the key re
stone to the arch of evifienc which reki
framps the flaming words "Mine or
torpedo. "
A < 5 to Spain's Tpp rf. j njn
MADRID. March 14. El. Imparclal n
says : "The government i momentarily ci
ily exnecting to receive the report of
the Snanish cnmmis ° ion which It is
understood will maintain rh"t the
Mp.ine explosion \v.-s interr.il. Although viT
though the American commission may
give another exnlanp.iion , the r-nvern"- vc
ment will energetically uphold the fh
Spanish report. "
VIPVh ° Kl in official cir rs is c
ihat Spnin will nr > f nrnvnkp wnr. lip- tr
raiiso. if it dK it vill find itself isclW--l , '
hut if America civcs the provocation' frhe
Snain tvi ! ? not bo nlnno in the strug lv
gle. The rrenoral opinion is that in bc
ev nt of war Snain wUl not r ed to
aftnrk American terriforv. ir v MIl
suffice to rmrstie a war of n
As American cnrrnerro is tr
greater thrn ; Spnin's. Ar" ° riean inter st
ests would suTor most , v/p.r would be In
r-.idness. bencfittine : neither nation. qi
finri ijood sense therefore counsels
peace. ai
Spintp TIiN V/ppJc.
WASHINGTON , March 14. There
is no prepared program fo the senate -
ate for the present week. If Senator fl ,
Bacon is prepared to speak on the
Hawaiian annexation treaty , it will be
taken up promptly as indeed it will be
if any senator is prepared to go on
with the debate. It is not expected , in
however , that there vill be much tai
further discussion of this subject in
executive session , and it is tlie object uu
of Senator Davis to move to lay Sen
ator Bacon's plebescite amendment ]
upon the table. he <
Xo Doubt UK to the Jliinucr of the DC *
Kruction of tin"Maine.
NEW YORK , March 14. The Army
and Navy Register , in its last Issue
says :
The Register is in possession of in
formation , the correctness of which
it has no reason to question , that cer
tain evidence gathered by the court
of inquiry at Havana has come in a
semi-official form to the president
from two prominent members of the
board. The information has been In
the hands of the president since Sun
day and has served for the occasion
of unusual activity during the pres
ent week.
The information is that the Maine
was destroyed by a government sub
marine mine , planted in Havana har
bor and deliberately exploded. More
than this , it appears the Maine was
purposely moored in the vicinity of
the mine , and that the explosion 02-
curred at the moment when the ship
had been opportunely carried by the
wind and tide directly over the mine.
These facts have been hinted at an. !
written about in dispatches from Ha
vana , Madrid and Washington , and
from the varied statements made the
actual conditions have been touched
upon , but nothing authoritative has
been permitted to escape from the
court. That body is understood to
have completed its work , but nothing
is likely to be officially promulgated
in regard to its findings for a week
or more. There are. obvious reasons
for such action , the objects of which
cannot be defeated by independent
newspaper , statements.
There can be but one outcome of
such a report , and preparations for
the j inevitable result arc being indus
triously i and indefatigably prosecuted.
The work of the week , related in de
tail elsewhere in this issue , shows
that the government at Washington
appreciates the situation , and will bs
ready to meet what has now ceased to
be a mere emergency.
Homesteader Gets tin : I < anil.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Secre
tary Bliss has rendered a decision of
considerable interest in the case of Ol
son against Traverse , from the DCS
Moines , la. , land district. The land in
controversy was orisinally within the
grant to a , railroad company which
subsequently forfeited its charter. Ol
son contracted to buy from the railway
company , and when the latter lost its
land he claimed the right to purchase
under the law of March 3 , 1S77. After
the forfeiture , and when the laud was
opened to settlement. Traverse made
a homestead entry and the secretary
decides the case in his favor and he
will be permitted to perfect his claim.
Taking supplies for whalers.
SAN FRANCISCO , Marcli 14. The
whaling steamer Karluk sails for
Point Barrow tomorrow. Caiit. Mc
Gregor is taking extra supplies , as he
thinks he will reach the imprisoned
whalers in time to be of great assist
ance. The Karhik is also taking up
supplies for the steamers Orca , Jessie
slM . Freeman , Belvidere. Jennie and
Newport , the schooner Rosario and
bark Wanderer. Capt. McGregor ex
pects to find all the men of the fleet
well aid the vessels that wintered at
Herschel island safe.
Orcjroii to l > p Sent Southward.
WASHINGTON. March 14. In mak
ing preparations for the possibilities
oi the future , the navy department
has by no means overlooked the strat- *
3gic defense of the Pacific coast. To
guard ' properly this most important s
seaboard it has been found necessary "
tc send an advance guard some dish
trance down the SouthernPacificocean. °
The battleship Qreson. the sister of the
Indiana , and one of the most powerful
vessels ( of the navy , has been selected
for this work. Secretary Long today .If
telegraphed colors to its commander a
leave Son Francisco ami cruise
clown the southern coast. The vessel
vill renort from time to time by cable < *
the navy department and receive
uch instructions as changes in conm
litions may warrant. At present it o'
taking on ammunition , about fifty -
ions in all , which was unloaded at the 'P '
aowder station when the ship went P
north test fall to have bilge keels put
place at the Bremerterton naval
station. As soon as this work is done
he Oregon is expected to sail south- 1
ivarcl. : ,
The Court .
HAVANA , Marcli 14. The court of pV
inquiry did a god deal of work yester
day , examining Ensign Pcwelson 2nd P
such : divers of the "wrecking company Sn
have been investigating the wreck. n
is said that these divers have been si
released from further work of this iiS
kind and instructed to pursue their S
ifbors under the wrecking contract , n
court will have the services of ai
naval divers as heretofore , and if g'
necessary can call again upon the g'T
civilian divers. It is thought that T
th"j court will close its labors here hi
during the present week and will n-
ni-obably re-examine rom ? of the sur Hi
vivors of the Maine at Key West. si
Phis ! rumor , however , is not officially jn
verified , the members of the court in as
sisting : tbat they can us no date for be
> conclusion of the sessions or beP
heir departure from Havana. , PIK
Everything indicates that the dis Je
tribution of the relief stores sent Jea
'roni the United States will go forward
ipreafter more speedily and effective-
nttaining better results than ever
' o
ct . cninst the ZSFartln Vet-diet. Ui
NEW YORK , March 34. At the Central of
tral Labor Union meeting today a li
strong protest in the form of resolu- li
intions wa ? entered asainst the acquittal ! ono
quittal of Sheriff Martin and his dep
uties by the jury at Yvriikesbarre , Pa. . none
ind against the court proceedings. lot
WASHINGTON , March 14. Consul
General Lee communicates to the de-
lartnient of state information from the
assport bureau in Havana to the ef- : o
ect that no chances will be made af- P.v
ecting passports beyond holding the m (
lassports presented for twenty-four of
lours before delivery. Although Arner- :
cans are allowed to land without the de
ssports. no one can leave port or oh- tO ]
airi a passage ticket by an outgoing foi
essel without presenting a passport goer
iuly vised by the government. or
Ex-President Cleveland will address me
Iroquois club , Chicago. April 23. be
I'resenteil to tlie. Trehlilout In the I'res-
eneu of u Number of DiHtln iiIsli
1'eojile. An Kexliaiixe. of < ! reetliiK
lo.st Cordial by tin ; TUinlxter and the
Xatlon'H Chief Kxeentlve.
Spain's > 'mv Minister Itpvclvcd.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Senor
Luis Polo y Bernabe , the new Spanish
misister who succeeds Scnor de Lome
as the representative of Spain here ,
Avas formally presented to President
McKinley Saturday. About 10:30 : the
minister , accompanied by Mr. dti BOBC ,
the charge d'affaires , the two secre
taries cf the legation and the war and
naval secretaries , attired in full court
dress , and resplendent in gold lace ,
called at the state department , where
they were received by Secretary Sher
man , who soon after escorted the party
to the White Hcuse. The reception took
place in the blue parlor. It presented
a , very beautiful appearance , the deco
rations , which had Meen arranged for
the dinner to the Belgian prince last
night being allowed to remain. The
introductions to the president were by
Secretary Sherman. The exchange of
greetings was most cordial and occu
pied about twenty minutes. In addi
tion to the president and the Rnanish
minister those present were Former
Vice-President Morton and Col. Bingham -
ham , the military attache to * hn -
dent. The ceremony was such as it
u 5ual on stifh occasions and passed off
v.'ithout incident.
The Spanish minister , being pre-
stilted , paid :
"Mr. President : I hpve the honor
to present to your excellency the erf-
letters which accredit me in
the canacity of envoy extraordinary
and minister pleninotentiary from his
majesty , the kinnr of Snnin , in the
United States. The principal effort of
my honorable mission is to endeavor
so far as possible to maintain and
draw rloser our two countries in mrst
friendly relations. In order to main
tain this , much in harmony with my
personal feelings. I am read" to omit
no favor whatsoevpr on my nart and
do not doubt I shall succeed , and hope
I shall be fortunate in setting the benevolence -
novolenco of your excellency and your
co-oporation. In obedie.nce to the
cial chargp of her majesty , the queen
regent. I have the hono1' to exnress
to your excellency the wishes of my
ausrust sovereign for your personal
hapniness and for the people of the
Uni'ed States. "
Tbp prpsident renlied :
Mr. Minister' T TT > hnnnv to re-
vour hands the royal letters
wherein- her majesty , the oucen re
pent , in the name of Hie king of
Snrin. accredits you in the canacity
of his majesty's envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary in the
United States.
"It is very gratifying to me to re
ceive the fssuroncos you hnvo just
mode of your mirnosn to endeavor to
maintain and draw closer in all possi-
hie ways the most friendly relations
between the two count'-ies and in ro-
snonse I assure you that my own efforts -
forts and those of this srovernroenf
vill no less earnestly be directed to
ward the same hiirh end.
"You come hither. Mr. M'nistpr. with
the - prestige of a distinguished name ,
bnr'ip by your honored father , whose
services < in nrcmntiner pried will l > p-
"etween Snain and the United Stato-
nlreadv passed into thp domain a
of history. To this yon add the Quali t
fication of n nerson.nl arnunintance d
with this country and its neo.nle. de du do
rive 1 from your m-evious official so u
journ at thi = ? capitol. so tnnt you fc
double tl'e to our confidence and tc
svmnathv. I offer you my persona ! tcsi
sror. ' : ] wishes , and T would have you siP
convey < to her niaiestv. lie queen re- P
PDrt. rev pincorp apnrecistion of hc-r is
majesty's friendly p-reetincr and mv isbi
own desil'P tint li"Tiiriecc : mpv ljr > foor biei
- " tion. nnd that Spain and the Fnin- eih
ieh peoolp mav em'nv the blessings of K
peace < and prosnerity. " Ka
Xo Ttrlsilion to Spniiisli Cri < si . tl
WASHINGTON. March 14. Sir Julian w
ian Pauncefote , the British ambassa m
dor , expressed himself as much surprised P
prised at the reports that his recent ni
visit to the White House and State de te
partment : had some reference to the la
Spanish situnt'on. The ambassador tli
reiterates what Judge Day has already
stated , that the calls had no reference
any way to Spanish affairs. For
some ( days General Gasogine , com
mander : of the military forces of Can- -
ada. has been in Washington as the
guest ' of the ambassador , who accom
panied him on a round of official calls.
This and the negotiations which have E-j
been in progress for some time toward , ci r ,
reciprocity treaty with the British
and West Indies has given the ceca-
sion for the ' Lc
reports , were d's- Ht
inissed in tun most nositive manner Or >
: entirely unwarranted. There has Cr
been no move of any character on the I'o
part of the Brir = h government in con Or
nection with the Spanish crisis , at OrWl
least so far as the British embassy is Wl
aware. To
O :
Kai erK * TJrealc Xof Confirmed. He
LONDON , March 14. The Madrid He
'orresponclent of the Times says the Kc
statement of the Berlin correspondent
La Correspomlenir-a de Espana. :
hat Emneror William at a private Co
linner : last v/ec-k declared that "so He
long as William II is the fio"- Stfi
nan emperor the United States shall ill i
possess themselves of Cuba. " is
confirmed. AVI
Osi (
Reindeer Keaeb the Coast. Ha !
SEATTLE , March 14. The govern- Til K.V
nent reindeer , expedition which will f'o
into the interior of Alaska from c/i /
yramid harbor will leave here to- CsHo
norrow on the bark Seminc.Ie in tow tin
the tug Rescue. Barnesor. and Chil-
oot have agreed to deliver ? { ! rein- Wl '
leer , forty Laplanders and about 100 O.T
ons of supplies at Pyramid harbor I'o :
? G,500. The deer left behind will ,
from hero about March 20 by steam- Wli .
to Prince William sound. The Lap- Coi
inder women and children and such Oai
icn as are not soing to Alaska will Ho :
t = ) jf
sent to Old Fort Townsend. Cat
Passengers on the steamer Islander ,
which reached Victoria from Skagway ,
confirm the report that the Canadian
flag has been raised at Summit Lnkc ,
also that the Canadians will establish
a custom house at Crater Lake. Mar
tial law has been declared at Skag-
uay , and the United States troops who
went up on the Queen are enforcing
the law.
The pope on the 4th received In sep
arate audience each member of the
diplomatic corps accredited to the holy
see who called to congratulate his
holiness upon the twenty-first year of
his pontificate. Afterwards there was
a commemorative mass in the Sistine
chapel. There was an immense con
gregation present and his holiness
was warmly acclaimed.
Frank Bochder of Cleveland inform
ed the police that he and a woman he
called Mrs. Stabe had agreed to die
together. She took carbolic acid , he
took morphine. They retired after
having turned on the gas. Then ho
said his nerve failed him and he flod.
The officers went to the place indi
cated and found the woman dead.
Bochder was locked up.
News has been received from
Brown's Park , Utah , of the killing of
V. S. Hey , a well known sfcockgrower ,
by outlaws. Several men , including
Hey , while endeavoring to capture
Pat Johnson , who killed Farmer
Strange a few days ago , encountered
the desperadoes , who opened fire , kill-
ins IToy instantly. One ot the gang
named Bennett was captured and the
others are surrounded in the moun
tains with little prospect of escape.
The steamship Maria Richmars. on
her maiden voyage from Bremen ,
February 10 , for Baltimore , with ICO
steerage passengers and a general cargo -
go , was toward into this port today by
the steamship Alpha , with a tail end
shaft broken. The disabled boat has
an extra shaft on board and will go in
to dock at onre in order to effect re
! pairs. The Maria Richmars' passen
gers , who are all bound for the west
ern ; part of the United States , will stay
here j till the steamer is repaired.
C. S. Edwards of Chicago , who for
a number of days past has been doing
100 miles daily on the conduit road ,
has broken all previous records for
consecutive centuries. Mr. Edwards
intends to continue breaking the record
until he has established a record of
his own that will stand for many
years. On the 4th he completed his
sixty-second century this year. The
best previous record was held by .Tck
Knowles , who rode sixty-one consecu
tive "hundreds. "
The Dreyfus case at Paris had a
fresh victim in an artist whose head
has , been literally txirned by excitement
and who jumped out of a high window
under the delusion that Major Ester-
hazy and the police were coming to
arrest him. Ever since the beginning
of the Zola trial this hapless individual
has made himself conspicuous by the o
extreme violence with which he dis f
cussed the proceeding at the assizes.
He never tired of defending Ester- c
hazy. Upon one occasion he narrowly
escaped being arrested for creating a
disturbance in the street. As Zola's
trial nearcd the conclusion the artist
grew worse , and finally so identified C
himself vith the troubles of Esterhasy w
that he oarne to confusn his own iden d
tity with his hero's. He thought he d
Esterhazy. and triat
was everybody tl
around him was conspiring to bring
about his downfall. °
E. R. Knapp of Boston. Mass. . who it
arrived at Seattle from Pkasway. au-
thorv.es ] the statement that the Cana
dian authorities raised the 13rilish flag in
on the summit of White pass on Sat tr
urday. Februarv 2C. This has hereto sa
fore be 'n considered American terri ai
tory. Mr. Knapp's authority for the pc
statement is the foreman of the Hum-
ber Transportation company. He re
ported the affair to Mr. Knanp , who
connected with th comnany. just aiw
before the latter left Fka way. In ref w
erence to the renort that martial law Ir
had ; been proclaimed at Skngway , Mr. hi
Knnpp said that when he left no such hi
action < had been taken , neither was it '
anticipated. Mr. Knapp also said that ,
the : reports of deaths at Taiya. Skag- :
way and on the trails , had been very orwi
much exaggerated. He had made a wi
personal < examination and ascertained he
that : Pince November there had been I !
nineteen deaths at Skagway and thir he
teen at Tailya. This is not at all
large , considering the population at
the two places.
Quotations ' From Netr York , Chieajo , s an
Omaha and Elsewhere. &
Gutter Creamery separator. . . CO < a * mi
Unltc-r Choice fsmcy country. . 14 ua
. ' s Fresh . 10
Jlik-lv-ciis I'or Ib . f. @ gi :
Pnr\cys.opr ! Ib S & 10 Th
" " " " ' ' "
7eese Per rb. . . . . . I. . . ft s
.cmons Cholrc Mcssinas 2 "i < & 3 25
loney Choice , per Ib 12 C u
nioiis per bn 1 10 fa t i" tlO
Cranberries , .ler-evs per bbi T 0i : ( Tn 25 f
leans Hajidpicked Navy 125 < Tj 1 : iO IUI
'otatoes perbu : " > 0 < & 55
uses I'er box 2 75 f ? 3 25
Vpples Winter stock , per bbl . ' 5 00 ( it , : ; : n no
lay Upland rcr ton 4 5) Gr 3 .Y ) the
Vlfeat Pi r Ui. it * < # 100
'orn Porbu 30 © 31 be !
ati : I'erbn 27 © S"-5 ne
Tops Choice lisht 3 S3 © 3 , v ;
loirs Heavyweights ? . > < & 4 ii5 bu
ei''f steers 3 20 ( & J 0,1 am
tills 300 ( ? : { : ; >
ta- ; 300 < ri 3 40 I rer
liVO- 47.(5 > ni > n -
n ?
Vcitcrn Feeders 3 M f-i 4 , n , -
ows 25 fi : > . r.n t - C
leifcrs 2 . " 0 © r < r |
toekcrs : in l Feeders 3 .Vi fr. 4 75 j
heep "Western Iifitnbs 5 nO ( < J 5 IT j
.hecp Misecl western 300 © 4 CJ J
Hieat No.2siilng 03 ©
'orn perbu 2j C
< . . . " " " "
perbu. © > V Frc
iarlev Xo. 2 . : H < [ ft so
' .
'imothy iced Prime per on. . 2 ! ' . " > < & : ; 10
orlc . It' 4' ) © ! 0 n I
rfird per 100 Ibs . " 10 rtf.5l ; i
lattlc choice beef strers . 4" ) < ff. . " > ui
'attle ? tockers and feeders. . . JW © 4jo j r -
ioss Mixed . -J 10 ft , t n MC
heep Native Lambs . 450 © 5. ; . .
fheat Xo. 2 , red. Winter . 1 0 ] © 1 f- " ; f
'orn > o. 2 . U7 < B 7'
ork I'1 ' 75 © 11 > i I nri
ard 5 47 © 550 n
'heat No. 2 , spring f © S'i : v'li
orn No. 2 2.1 CtC 2Ji ver ;
ats No 2 2 ! © 2 ! = , ' T
Tips .Mi\efl 3 ( ( > faI 00 L
Ijf-cp Mutton- * , ' ' W Q i 40 Ij.iS
attic Siocuets : md feeders. . . 3 75 Cji ? 75 „ .
To Thine Canting tu Ahi Jti or fir.
Klondike Cold J.'lliln. .
Ono thing should bo impressed uporr
every miner , prospector or trader com
ing to Alaska , to the Klondike , or the
Yukon country , arid that is the neces-
ity for providing an adequate an *
proper food supply. Whether procurctV.
in the States , in the Dominion , or at
the supply stores here or further on , ,
this nuist be his primary concern. Upon -
on the manner in which the miner hasi
observed or neglected this precaution
more than upon any other one thing ,
will his success or failure depend.
These supplies must he healthful and1
should be concentrated , but the most
careful attention in the selection oT
foods that will keep unimpaired indefi
nitely under all the condition which
they will have to encounter is im
perative. For instance , as broad raised
with baking powder must be relied up
on for the chief part of every menU
imagine the helplessness of a miner
with a can of spoiled baking powder-
Buy only the very best flour ; it is tho-
cheapest in the end. Experience has ?
shown the Royal Balling Powder to
be the most reliable and the trading
companies now uniformly supply this ,
brand , as others will not keep in this-
climate. Be sure that the bacon is *
sweet , sound and thoroughly cured.
These are the absolute necessities upon-
which all must place a chief reliance , ,
and can under no circumstances be
neglected. They may , of course , bo-
supplemented by as many comforts or
delicacies as the prosptvtor may bo-
able to pack or desire to pay for.
From the Alaska Mining Journal.
A book of receipts for all kinds of
rookery , which is specially valuable for
use upon the trail or in the camp , i *
published by the Royal Baking Pow
der company , of New York. The re
ceipts are thoroughly practical , and tho-
methods are carefully explained , so-
that the inexperienced may , with its-
aid , readily prepare everything requi
site for a good , wholesome meal , or
3vc-n dainties if he hns the necessary
materials. The matter is in compact
though durable form , the whole book
weighing but two ounces. Under ft- ,
special arrangement , this book will bo-
sent free to miners or others who may-
desire it. We would recommend that ,
every one going to the Klondike pro
cure a copy. Address the ; Royal Bak
ing Powder Co. , New York.
Witty Answer of an Irfclrtiuui "VVIie >
" vor Artjtieil ivll ! : n I.a < > y. "
The minstrels of Ireland are not nil'
gone from the highways and byways *
of Erin , says an exchange. Tim mourn
ful ! harp and plaintive pipe may have-
given way to the breezy banjo a-nd'
crooning : violin , but the songs whicl
these accompany are the songs of Ire
land still. Down by the rotten Clad-
dagh wharves of old Galway town 17
came ! upon a rapt audience , says rx-
well-known traveler , enthralled by the >
dulcet : notes of Tim Brennan , the "wan
dering ! minstrel of Tipperary" one of"
the sweetest singers I over heard and'
one ] who would have ber-n great were-
not for his love of "the cinder in-
, " as they aptly t rm the west of"
Ireland mountain dew. I had seen Tim ?
many times tefore in Ireland. Our
trampings had brought us into the-
same relations of artist and responsive-
auditor so many times that as he tip
ped me a comforting wink of recogni
tion I noticed that his violin had been ?
replaced by the temporary , though
ample musical maleshift of a banjo-
wrought from the head of an ancient
Frish churn. In the pause foliowing-
tiis ballad I felt emboldened to toss-
liim back his wink , with the query :
'And , Tim , why didn't you bring the-
hurn with its head ? " "Faith yer hon-
r , " he replied , in a flash and with a- ,
vinsome smile , holding the churn-
lead banjo aloft so all could see , "faitb
never argue wid a lady an' , yer-
lonor. a bould Irish woman stud at.
he other ind ! "
> . AV. Ayr A ; .Son.
N. W. Ayer & Son , the successful *
icwspaper and magazine advertising :
gency of Philadelphia , have issued an-
Announcement stating that Albert G _
Bradford and Jarvis A. Wood were al-
iiitted to partnership in the firm Jan-
iary 1. The new members are not be-
inners ] in the advertising business ,
"hey have been connected with X. Vr _
lyer & Son for years and have worked
heir way to the top by careful atten-
ion to business and painstaking work
the firm and its
patrons. In Con-
ection v/ith the new partnership
ouncement , X. TV. Ayer & Son review
history of the firm. From an hume -
e beginning in 1S6S , when the busi-
ess : of the first year amounted to but
15,000 , the concern has jumped slcwly-
safely until its annual business
mounts to over $1,500,000 a sum that
3prcsents a daily payment to newspa-
ers and magazine publishers of $5,000.
-Chicago Times-Herald.
Mother And what do you think of
daughter's French , Count ?
Count Eet ees ze most
astonishing ;
rsnch I haf evaire heard. Tit-Bits
Beauty may be only skin deep , but
pluinp girl gets taa most tandeax
The pawnbroker who takes the : ncs
itcrest in his business has the least
inciple. ;
Oit of sight is sever out 'of miml
true lovers , who turn the
gas ;
ry low.
London has CCO.OOO houses. pari =
1590.000 houses. New York has 1131
houses. '

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