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V KOTA COUNTY E .State. I fistoi leal St M0TTOA1I Tho News When It Is News. , VOLUME XVIII DAKOTA CITY, NEIL, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1910. NUMREIt 34 LATEST BY TELEGRAPH SUMMARY OF THE NEWS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. MEETS KING ALBERT llOOSEVELT AM) BELOIAN KLL Kit EXCHANGE GUEETINOS. Appearance ut Exposition Marked, by Double Demonstration for Himself k and the Monarch Big linnquct Is ..Held In the Fulocc. Former President Roosevelt ' met King Albert, of Belgium, Thursday and they exchanged cordial greetings, later driving from the Brussels expo sition to Lnakcn palace, and spending nn hour in the gardens. The Belgian people gave Col. and Mrs. Itoosevelt and their children . a warm welcome on their arrival at Brussels from Paris at noon Thurs day. After luncheon at the American embassy and a reception for the Amer ican colony Col. Hooseiclt visited the exposition, and his nppearanco there was marked by a double demonstra tion for, himself and the king. His passage down tho broad Avenue Lou ise, where there was a liberal display of American flags, was accompanied by continual cheers. The Salle des Fetos.where tho form er president snokq, was packed to the doors and several thousand persons were unable to gain admission. While Col. Roosevelt waited In tho reception room In the rear of tho stage tho young king arrived by the side en trance. He was accompanied by a single aid. No Introductions were necessary as they had met In America when the king was a crown prince. After a warm handshake they talked for several minutes in low tones, the king's tall figure towering head and shoulders above fhe American. lie told Mr.. Roosevelt how glad he was to welcome him to Belgium. King Albert then, with a profound bow, retired and entered the hall, tak lng his place on a gllted red cushioned chair,. Immediately below the front of the stage. The fcrowd. applauded lus tily as the king entered, but the oat burst was mild compared with the roar which greeted Mr. Roosevelt a moment later. M. Wiart, president of the cxposl tlon attempted to Introduce the colo nel, but for some minutes he could not be heard above the din. He, paid a flattering tribute to Mr. Roosevelt the king several times joining In the applause. When he referred to the former president's part In calling the second Hague peace conference and when he denominated him as "Ameri ca's most representative citizen" the audience cheered heartily. KOBE HARBOR BADLY SHAKEN. Terrific Explosion on Dynamite Light ' er In Japan. Shaking Kobe, Japan, with the force f an earthquake and leaving damage suggestive of a typhoon, a terrific ex plosion took place on a dynamite light er In the harbor there on April 7. Not only was Immense damage sustained ashore, but more than fifteen thou sand buildings were damaged, two persons killed and 83 Injured. The Blue Funnel line Myrmidon and some other vessels narrowly escaped. Several steamers were quickly moved when the dynamite laden light' er was soon on fire. The Myrmidon was stopped just as the lighter blew 'up with a terrific dentonatlon, the steamer vibrating heavily and the hatches being forced off The explosion ignited 130 tons of dynamite, and three other lighters holding fifty tons more, were sunk by tho upheaval without exploding. A huge column of water and debris was thrown up and a number of people watching from the shore were thrown down, as were also officers on several steamers In the harbor. Scarcely a house In Kobe escaped some damage and many buildings along the Bund, notably the Oriental hotel, the German consulate, steam ship and business offices were severe ly Injured. There were but two men on the lighter. Both were killed. Roosevelt to Brussels. Mr. Roosevelt's visit In Paris, during which he was showered with honors, terminated Thursday when, accompa nied by Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Ethel and Kermlt, he took a morning train foi lirussels. The family was given an enthusiastic sendoft at tho railway station. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Thursday's quotations on tho Sioux City llvo stock market follow: Top beeves, $7.55. Top hogs, 9.15. Whitney's Runner Wins. The Ely plute of 200 sovereigns for 2-year-olds, distance five furlongs of the Rous course, at Newmarket, Eng., was won Thursday by 11. P. Whitney' Artless. There were four starters. Prix Juson Event. The prlx Jason of $600, distance one mile and seven and a half furlongs, at Auteuil, France, Thursday, wai won by Mason Carnes' El blur. $50,000 won nv L. r.uxliAX. Files From Iomloit to Manchester, 180 Miles. The Frenchman, Paiilhan, whose ef forts have been frequently crowned with victory, Thursday won the great est race In the history of mankind and $50,000 when he flew into Manchester, Eng., nt 5:30 o'clock, having traveled by aeroplane from London, a distance by railway of more than 180 miles, with only a single overnight stop at Lichfield. His competitor In the contest, Gra ham White, the English aviator, for some unexplained reason, after mak ing a successful new start at Read, where ho made his first landing, de cended at Polesworth. White was doubly unfortunate In thus having victory snatched from his grasp. Inasmuch as the wrecking of his machine after his previous attempt delayed his flight, and Wednesday, be- llvclng that Paulhan would not start until Thursday morning, went to leep, thus allowing his opponent to gain a grent advantage. 1 A prize of $50,000 was donated by Lord NorthcllfTe for the first aeroplane flight from London to Manchester, a distance of 186 miles. The winning of the prize Involved one of tho most sensational contests that has ever been seen in Great Brit ain. It was a race between Graham White, the English aviator, and Paul han. White a few days ago attempted the trip, but was compelled to decend at Litchfield after covering 115 miles. Paulhan then appeared on the scene and the two aviators made hasty prep erutions for the flight, each striving to be first at the start. Paulhan stole a march on the Englishman, ascend ing from Hendon at 6:20 p. m. Wed nesday. PENALTY FOll IIAZERS. Sentenced to Walk a Number of Miles Each Weekday. Three West Point cadets will have a fair .chance to break Weston's record as the penalty for hazing fourth class men under the terms of an order Is sued by the superintendent of the mil itary academy. Had It not been for the special act of congress authorizing the secretry of war to dispose of their oases In accordance with the nominal regulations they would have been ex pelled from the academy. Cadet Robert N. Bodlne drew a sen tence of confinement ttf the' barracks area and gymnasium and to walking the usual punishment tour each Wed nesday and Saturday until the cadets go into summer camp. Thereafter he is to be confined to one part of the camp and to walk five hours daily, excepting Sundays and holidays, until July 5. Cadets Edward C. Boykln and Har old M. Rayner, of the third class, are to have the same punishment, except that their tours will expire June 25 next. BOMB KILLS TWO GUARDS. Attempt Made to Assassinate Prlneo Regent of China. Details of an attempt to assasinato the prince regent of China on April 3 were received at Victoria, B. C, by steamer Thursday. The prince regent, with some officials and attendants, was crossing a small bridge In the palace garden in Pekln when a bomb was exploded by means of wires. Two attendants walking in advance were killed. Guards arrested fourteen Cantonese dressed in western clothing;" Several other bombs were found in different parts of the garden. Spurious $5 Gold Pieces. Secret service agents at San Antonio, Tex., have in their possession a num ber of counterfeit United States $5 gold pieces, believed to have been made in Mexico. This spurious money has become so plentiful In some parts of Mexico that hotel keepers are re fusing gold In payment of bills. Fire Hundred Men Entombed in Mine. Five hundred miners were entombed Wednesday afternoon at the Tyn-y- Bedu colliery In Wales as a result of the breaking down of the cage ma chinery. The managers are endeavor ing to mane a connection with the miners through another shaft half a mile distant. Honor Grant's Birth. Gelena, 111., Wednesday celebrated the 88th anniversary of the birth of its most distinguished citizen, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. To Scale Mt. Meklidey. The revenue cutter Tahoma sailed from Seattle, Wash., Wednesday for Alaska carrying the Portland Mazama expedition of four men who will at tempt tho ascent of Mt. McKlnley. Diplomat Is Dead. Robert Melvln Van Lynden, who was foreign minister in tho cabinet of Premier Kuyper, died Wednesday at The Hague. Bank Clerk Ends Life. Down in the vault of the Jefferson bank, at Forsytho and Canal streets, New York, Geo. W. Rose, assistant re celvlng teller of tho bank, took his own life Wednesday by cutting his throat. . AvulaiK-lio Kills Many. More than 100 Japanese were killed on April 3 when an avalanche plunged down Sunage8e, overwhelming the vll luge of Nlshtmoyamurl Japan. DEATH OP IMOKNSOX Norwegian Poet Expires In French Capital. PJornstJerne BJornson, the Norweg ian poot, novclost and dramatist, re former and advocate of universal peace, died in Paris Tuesday night, surrounded by his family. His end was peaceful. Tho last Bciious Illness of the novel ist extended over nearly a year. lie was taken to Paris for special treat ment In tho early part of last Novem ber, accompanied by his wife and daughter, a physician and nurses, and during part of the Journey traveled with the king of Denmark In tho king's private car. In Tarts, however, he was unable to receive the treatment for arterios clerosis, from which he was suffering, but not withstanding this he showed marked Improvement for a time, due entirely to his wonderful vitality. BJornstJerno ltjornson was born nt Kvikne, Osterdaln, Norway, December 6 ,1S:)2. His father was a clergyman. He completed his education at the universities of Ohrlstianla and Copen hagen, nnd first became known in otm sequerlco of some nrtlcles and stories which he sold to newspapers. In 1857 he returned from abroad and was first director of a theater In Borgcn and afterwards for a short time editor of the Journal Aftenbladet, In Chrlstianla. As. a journalist Bjornson expressed strong republican opinions, which aroused considerable public excite ment. Finally he was condemned to a year'a Imprisonment for treason, but escaped to Germany nnd after wards to America, nnd did not return to Christlania until 1882. CHEERS GGREET THE VOTE. 'r New York Assembly Passes Bill Per mitting Sunday Rail. A bill legalizing Sunday baseball by amateurs between 3:30 and 6:30 p. m. squeezed through the New York assembly Tuesday by a vote of 77 to 67. Cheering rreeted the result. Speaker Wadsworth, who played first base for HarvarOAvhen In college, sur rendered his gavel to speak in favor of the bill. "I do not believe," he said, "that this sort of thing violates the Sabbath. I believe that it makes for the better ment of man and that is my concep tion of following In the footsteps of the divine master. s "I would rather have my boy shout- Inn- at the too of his lungs when Cas ey's mitts closed over the long fly In the outfield than have him loafing around street corner Sundays, tell ing stories, oogllng women, or de bauching himself with beer in the sa loons." DRINKKS CARBOLIC ACID. Thlrtecn-Ycar-Old Girl Ynds Life In a Schoolroom. Thirteen-year-old Nina Anthls com mitted suicide In school at Alton, 111., Tuesday afternoon in the presence of her teacher and th'rty schoolmates by drinking carbolic acid. She left a pathetic note on her desk, in which she said her heart was brok en because her foster mother scolded her, and she asked that she be burled with her favorite doll. She remained in the room during the recess period. She took her place In the line for roll call. As her name was called she stepped from the line, and, without a word, drained a two-ounce bottle of the poison. She died before a doctor reached her. Great Fraud Is Uncovered. Through a suit in the United States court at Cheyenne, Wyo., against pro moters who have been negotiating stocks and bonds of fifteen different corporations, whose capital stocks ag gregate more than $31,000,000, there was made public Wednesday what is alleged to be a great fraud. The pro moters are said to have obtained mill ions of dollars by the sale of stock. Removals from Office. President Taft has directed the re moval from office of Daniel Suther land, U. 8. marshall for the district of Alaska, and of John J. Boyce, district attorney for the first division of Alas ka. General Incompetency was the charge against the marshal. Canadian Pralrlo Fire. One woman is known to have been burned to death at Reston and great loss of property Is reported from a prairie fire In western Canada Tues day. Many buildings have been burn ed. Kcnsus of A'agrunts. What Is known as the "bread line' census, the counting of the city's vag rant population, took place In New York city Wednesday evening. Maukuto Adopts tho Plan. At a special election held at Mun- kato, Minn., Tuesday, the commission plan of government was adopted by a vote of 969 to 671. Glunt Meteor Falls. News comes from the mountains in the vicinity of tho Mormon colonics in Mexico of the falling of a gigantic meteor. It burst and some of the fragments started a forest fire. Kills Self After gnarrrL Thlllp S. Klngsland, of St. Louis Mo., aged 62, committed suicide In his office by taking carbolic acid, after quarrel with his son. -Zz Nebraska. hrgT Slafe News S 8,000 ACRES 'Bl RXEl OVER. Flro Does Heavy Damage to Farms Southeast of Broken Bow. A disastrous pasturage lire occurred at tho old Buckeye ranch ami some nd Joining farms about twelve miles southeast of Broken Mow Monday af ternoon. About 3,000 acres of fine pas ture land nnd many fence posts were destroyed. L. H. Jewett. of Broken Bow, owns nearly 1,000 neres of tho old Buckeye, while I. A. Uncnu rep resents the Bradley, Mathtesen St Walker Co., which own the balance of the property, consisting of 1.000 acres. Nearly 200 head of cattle, belonging to Mr. Jewett, were on tin- place at the time, and escaped by a very narrow margin! eighty nro i, ported to be badly scorched and th'-re is a proba bility of some of them dying. Pastur ago belonging to Geor.-o Marsh, W. It. Van Nortwlek, Will Hickman and others, aggregating over 1,000 acres, was destroyed. Mr. Retieau roughly estimates the loss to be between $1,500 and $2,000. Tho fire was started by a young man on a leased rarm adjoin ing; ho had piled gnat heaps of rub bish and put a torch to them without establishing fire guards. As tho wind was blowing a perfect gale from tho northwest, the flames were soon be yond control and jumped Into the big ranch. Tho farmers of that vicinity were aroused and fought frantically for their properties all the afternoon. Messrs. Rencau and Jewett, who had arrived on tho sceno by nutomoblle, taking nn active part. By nightfall sufficient guards In the shape of plow ed landT had been swung about the flames, und they soon died 'out. ONLY ONE LICENSE GRANTED. City Council of Beatrice Decides, to Walt Before Acting Upon Others. At a meeting of the city council of Beatrice Tuesday evening J. H. Dnnts was the only one of tho nine appli cants granted a liquor license. The council recently. gelded o limit the number of saloons to six and the ap plications of tho other five were laid over until May 3, for tho reason that they had not been published the time required by law. Tho remonstrance filed against W. K. Kentner, of the new Burwood hotel, was referred to the license committee. As a solution of the park question the council voted to buy the old Chau tauqua grounds In the southeast part of the city, to be us.od ns a park. TWO-THIRDS VOTE LACKING. Election on Water Bonds Fails by Ix-ss Than One Ballot. At the special election at Falrbury called to vote on the proposition for issuing bonds In the sum of 135,000 to buy the present light and water plant or construct a new one or grant the present company a franchise for 25 years, the vote was as follows: For the Issuance of bonds, 4 4 6, against, 214. For the Issuance of water bonds, 441; against, 221. For the granting of a new franchise, 196; against, 484. As It requires a two-thirds vote on tho water bonds, the proposition was defeated by two thirds of a vote. Auto Turns Over; One Killed. Alex Lyon, a Central City real es tate dealer, was killed Tuesday after noon when his automobile skidded over an embankment about seven miles east of town in Hamilton county and turned over in a ditch. Thcr$ was about a foot and a half of water and soft mud in tho ditch and Lyon was pinned down by the steering wheel and death resulted apparently from drowning. Repairs on Bridge. Temporory repairs have been made to the Burlington bridge over the Platte at Grand Island, which was partially destroyed by fire Sunday evening, and the company Is again able lo use Its own tracks between Aurora and Grand Island. Seventh Victim of Poncu Fire. James Minor, who was fatally burn ed while making heroic efforts to Hive tho members of his family from death in a fire in their homo near Ponca Sunday, died Tuesday, making ueven deaths In a'.l. Burt County Treasurer Deud. Victor L. Fried died at ills home in Oakland Tuesday evening from a stroke of paralysis. .Mr. Fried grew to manhood in Oakland and was prom inent. He was serving his second term as treasurer of Burt county. The county commissioners of Daw son county have called an diction for the purpose of bonding the county to the amount of $100, (mo to erect and equip a new county court house to be erected in Lexington. At 1 o'clock Tuesday Tllton Wabber, of Randolph, who had been at Osmond on business, on returning home lout control of his automobile and paid the penalty with his life. Tho automobile is a complete wreck SIX KILLED BY FIRE. Explosion of Tar and Gasoline Results Fatally. The explosion of a kettle filled with tar nnd gasoline in a little log cabin occupied by the Minor family, two nnd one-half miles north of Ponca. Sun day caused the death. In a terrible manner, of Mrs. James Minor and five of the Minor children. In the John Tucker restaurant nt Ponca lives Mr. Minor, and the physi cians who an; constantly hovering over him hold out no hope of his recovery. The scene of the lire was appropri ately the setting for a tragedy. Tho cabin stowed away in the recesses of tho clilTn, covered with lonely trees, and set off by a mournful stretch of waters, in one brief awful moment brust forth Into fames, and to tho ears of the only witness of the accident outside of the cabin eamo tho terrible walling of lost parents, Bisters and brothers. The watcher was Charles Minor, who, standing beside tho little boat u.-ed to ferry people across tho Ml.ituurl river, saw in amazement tho entire cabin engulfed In flames, saw iIh father throw one of tho children to safety, heard tho final agonizing shrieks and then saw tho father, who had Innocently caused tho explosion, break foith from a sheet of flame, rush, down the declivity to the river bank. His clothing was one sheet of fire and he plunged Into tho waters of the river for surcease In his moment of an guish. UNFAIR RATES ALLEGED. Omnlia Grain Exchange Files Com plaint Against It. & O. Freight rates on grain from Omaha, South Omaha nn.d Council Bluffs, la., to points of destination in tho New England territory are allegod, In a complaint filed with tho interstate commerce commission by the Omaha Grain exchnnge against the Baltimore and Ohio Itailrond company and 42 other enstern canters, to be unreason able and extortionate. "' " The rates from these points of ori gin to New York nnd Philadelphia are not complained of, but the allegation Is -made that tho through rates from Omaha common points to points of dcrtlriutinn In New England territory, north nf Boston, are so high that Oma ha shippers cannot compete with grain shippers who are afforded lower rates to that territory. WIND FANS THE FLAMES. Business Part of Town of Kaleir, Wiped Out. Fire which started at 2 o'clock Sat urday afternoon In the town of Sa lem, practically wiped out the busi ness part of tho town, a place of about 700 peoplo. 40-mlle wind was blow ing at the time, and with no water works or adequate fire fighting appa ratus the liames had full sway. Twenty-two business houses and twelve dwellings were burned, with an esti mated total, loss of $200,000. Among tho business houses burned were the bank, postofficc, newspaper office, op era house, und all the general mer chandise stores. Looting followed the fire. Assistance was sent from Falls' City and Humboldt, but in the ab sence of water supply little help was afforded. No estimate is made of In. s ura nee. ALLEGE ELECTION FRAUD. Dry Forces Enjoin Issue of Kuloor Licenses nt Kearney. A temporary restraining order was granted by Judge B. O. Iiostetler in district court Saturday against the city of Kearney granting licenses for sa loons tho corning year. The action Is the result of a long investigation of the manner In which the last election was conducted and the petitioners al lege that there was Illegal voting, mis counts and other irregularities. They ask for a recount and that the court Issue a restraining order against the mayor, city clerk and council from Issuing license and such other relief as tho court may grant them. John N. Drydcn and W. L. llund ure furnishing the data und claim to have obtained same by a careful watch of tho polls and f rom the poll books ufter election Ordained nn Elder. W'lM.wn Jennings Bryan was Sun- i!:iy hi ilaliii d ait an elder in tho West l.ilnst. Pi abyti rlan church of Lin coln, and following his ordination was selected t:n a delegate at largo to tho er uiae;.!. si! council of the Presbyte rian church to be held at Edinburgh, Kiotlaml, In June. Kliot ami Killed. Ilerry Hwaiison, member of a chari vari party which was celebrating the wedding of a young couple on a farm near lHrtiand late Thursday night, was bliot and uiNtuntly killed by some one not yet known. Druggists to Meet In June. The mutual convention of the Ne brnska Htato Pharmaceutical associa tion will bo held June 1$ to 17 at the Rome hotel, Omaha mil AS MiSSlOliARIES FLEE Mobs in Possession, Foreigners Threatened and tiuns Trained on, Changsha. WALK THIRTY MILES IN RAGS L Refugees Tell of Slaughter of Many Natives, Including All tho Stu dents of a School. The situation In Hunan - province, China, Is reported ns critical. Women and children are fleeing for their Iivps from Changsha, tho capital. A number of villages near that city have been reduced: to ashes by natives mobs. Tho country Is placarded 'with threats to kill nil foreigners. This disquieting news was brought by missionary refugees who arrived at Hankow from Changsha and nearby .'lilBsion stations. Many of them had traveled thirty niik"3 on foot aud reached tho Ynnstzeklang In rag. Tholr houses had been burned and tiny lost all of their property. Tho missionaries said that gunboats In the river bavo tholr guns trained on Changsha and near-by points and have afforded a refugo for many for eigners. Three thousand Chinese im perial soldiers are occupying the ttri tegic points of tho capital nnd detach ments are being hurried to outlying districts, where rioting is reported. Many Chinese hnvo been killed. In ona Instance a technical school was Bet on Are and thirty students were burnod to death. "When vessels approached Changsha to rescue tho Imperiled on;s tho Chinese mob saturated junks with kerosene from looted stations of tha Standard Oil Company, and, setting them on fire, allowed them to' float down Btrea.m in an attempt to burn oncoming steamers. Tho viceroy of Hunan province and the governor of Changsha assert that they have the situation In hand and that, order Is practically restored, but the missionaries say they fear furthor outrages. Telegraph wires went of the disturbed districts have been cut. Many missionaries American, French and Norwegian remain at outlying posts. The British consul at Changsha, who has arrived at Hankow, said. "If ouo foreigner had been killed a massacre probably would bavo followed. The British consulate was burned because It employed laborers from another province in tho construction of new buildings." The loss to foreign inter ests Is believed not to have been great. The Standard Oil Company has lost a few thousand cans of oil. HUGHES TO SUPREME COURT. New York Governor Notifies Taft ol Acceptance of Position. Governor Charles Evans Hughes of New York put aside his opportunities for making from $100,000 to $150,000 a year In the private practice of his pro fession as a lawyer and deliberately OOV. C1IAS. E. I1UUI1E8. abandoned bis political career, which, It was believed by his friends, was leading directly to the presidency, by accepting for life the post of associate Justice of tho Supreme Court of the United States at an annual salary ol $12,000. Covernor Hughes virtually will serva out his term In the office to which he was elected by the people of New York At his special request President Taft has arranged that tho Governor will not succeed to the place made vacant by the recent death of Justice Brewer until the beginning of the October term of court. Mr. Hughes' tenm of office aa Governor expires with the dawning of 1911. The arrangement agreed upon will enable him to clean up pretty thoroughly the tasks begun by him as Governor. Woweu Ttitiurrn to Vote. Women taxpayers are permitted to vote on propositions for the bonding of New York State villages for im provements, In a bill which became law the other day. : :. i ii i rutr-j- - ' CHICAGO. R. O. Dun & Co.'e weekly review of Chicago trade says: "While an excellent exhibit appears In both aggregate payments through the banks and trading defaults, the business situation presents some Ir regularity, mainly due to wenther un certainties and labor disputes. Tho matter of costs also suggests more se rious thought as to future undcrtnk-' lngs. Further weakening in prices of raw supplies affects some Interests and largo consumers apparently await more favorable buying terms. Con tinued low temperatures have adverse, ly affected leading retail lines and out door activity, but transportation has suffered' little hindrance and freight movements have remained except ion- ally heavy in factory outputs, general merchandise, farm needs, lumber, hides and grain. "Interior advices Indicate that nirr-' chants have done well thus far In sea sonable goods. Reduction of light ' weight apparel and fashionable wear Is in pnrt delayed by tho cold and -wet conditions, but local sales have been of fair volume. Tho attendance of buyers has been equal to expecta tions In tho wholesale district and re ordering for broken lines and fall needs .have been tho features. For wnrdlngs remain fairly large In tex- tiles, millinery, tootwear, . clothing, , suits and house needs. Dealings have Ccn seasonably active In food prod ucts nnd sport ing goods. "Bank clearings, $232,619,081, ex ceed those of tho corresponding week In 1900 by 11.1 per cent, and compare with $222,CS4,009 in 1908. Failures reported In the Chicago district num ber only 15, as against 27 last week, 32 in 1909 and 34 in 1908. Those with liabilities over $3,000 number 4, as against 10 Inst week, 8 la 1909 and 10 n 1908." NEW YORK. Weather conditions and the unset tled outlook for prices of niany com modities are the causes assigned for the quieter tono of trade In many lines. Retail business and, to a cer tain extent, reorder demand from Job bers, was affected by the return early In the week of wintry weather. These Influences wyre, however, largely tem porary, and they' were largely offset by the decided benefit to the crop out look pionerally by tho breaking of the drought. Collections are about fair. Business failures In the United States for the week ending with April 21 were 193, as against 207 last week, 247 In the like week of 1909, 2.')4 in 1908, 157 in 1907 and 177 In 190fu Business failures ta Canada for the week number 15, which compares with 27 last week and 36 In the corresuond Ing week of 1909. Bradstreet's. Chicago Cattle, common to prime, 14.00 to $8.45 ; hogs, prime heavy, $7.00 to $9.60; sheep, fair to choice, $4.50 to $8.10; wheat, No. 2, $1.10 to $1.12; corn, No. 2, 57c to 59c; oats, standard, 41c to 43c; rye, No. 2, 77c to 78c; hay, timothy, $10.00 to $18.00; prairie, $3.00 to $14.00; butter, choice creamery, 27c to 29c; eggs, fresh, 13c to ?lc; pota toes, per bushel, 15c to 25c. Indianapolis Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $8.25; hogs, good to choice heavy, $7.00 to $9.35; sheep, good to choice, $3.00 to $6.50; wheat, No. 2, $1.04 to $1.05; corn, No. 2 white, 58c to COc; oats. No. 2 white, 42c to 43c. St, Lou Is Cattle, $4.00 to $8.40; hogs, $7.00 to $9.60; sheep, $4.50 to $8.15; wheat, No. 2, $1.09 to $1.11; corn, No. 2, COc to 61c; oats, No. 2, 40c to 41c; rye, No. 2, 76c to 77c. Cincinnati Cattle, $4.00 to $7.75; hogs. $7.00 to $9.40; Bheep, $3.00 to $0.75; wheat,' No. 2, $1.10 to $1.12; corn. No. 2 mixed, 5Sc to 60c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 42c to 43c; rye. No. 2, 82c to 84c. Detroit Cattle, $4.00 to $7.00; hogs. $7.00 to $10.85; sheep, $3.50 to $8.00; wheat, No. 2, $1.08 to $1.08; corn, No. S yellow, 5Sc to 60c; oata, standard, 43c to 44c; rye, No. 1, 79c to 80c. Mllwaukoe Wheat, No. 2 northern, $1.06 to $1.09; corn, No. 3, 59cv to 60c; oats, standard, 42c to 43c; rye, No. 1, 78c to 80c; barley, standard, 66c to 67c; pork, mess, $21.50. Buffalo Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.00 to $8.65; hogs, fair to choice, $7.00 to $9.60; sheep, common, to gcM)d mixed, $1.00 to $7.40; lambs, fair to choice, $0.00 to $10.25. , New York attlo, $4.00 to $900: hogs, $7.00 to $9.85; sheep, $4.00 to $7.50; wheat, No. 2 red, $1.13 to $1.16; corn, No. 2, 61c to 62c; oats, natural, white, 45o to 4Sc; butter, creamery, 26c to 31c; eggs, western, 19c to 23c. Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed. $1.05 to $1.06; corn, No. 2 mixed, 56c to 57c; oats, No. 2 mixed, 43c to 44c; rye. No. 2. 78c to 79c; clover seed, $7.25. The season's crop of small fruits around Boise, Idaho, and In Fayette Vulloy Is reported to have been heav ily damaged by frost. Three former Pittsburg counclltncn John Casserly, Isaac Llbson and John Hogue confessed their guilt of taking bribes.