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4 SUBSCRIPTION BATES. One Tear, cash in advance, ...(1.25 Six Months, cash in advance 75 Cents' EnteredattheNorthPlatte(Kebraska)postofflceas second-classmatter. FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 1897. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. For Judge of the Supreme Court, A. M. POST. For University Regents. C. V. KALEY, J. N. DRYDEN. A beet sugar convention at Koine, K. Y.,a few days ago was attended by 900 fanners from one county. They propose to do their share to keep at "home the 5100,000. 000 a year now spent for foreign sugar. In the populist county conven tion county attorney Beeler strongly opposed fusion with the democrats, Will he, next fall, when a candidate for re-election to the office he now fills, oppose fusion as strenuously? We think not H. M. Sullivan was nominated at Broken Bow Tuesday by the pop ulists as a candidate for judge of the Fourteenth judicial district. Sullivan turned populist in the sum mer of 1896 after participating as a delegate in the republican congres sional convention held in this city. As Bill Beatty is in politics for what he can make, you can rest as sured that he has a string attached to Mr. Holcomb, the populist nom inee for treasurer. Beatty was for merly a republican, and wTe know something about his political work. In view of the smooth manner in which the populist convention was manipulated by the chosen few, it will be in bad taste for the Era to refer to any imaginary republican ring." Things are coming to a pretty pass when two or three men can completely control a populist county convention. The Napoleon of Lincoln county populism, Timothy T. Keliher, may have cause to regret that he man ipulated the populist county con vention in such an arbitrary and high-handed manner. There are at least a few populists in the county who are not in favor ot having the will of the people thwarted by one or two men. The effort of the populist state labor commissioner to make politi cal capital by proving that farming "in Nebraska does not pay may be put down as a dismal failure. No amount of statistics will convince the prosperous Nebraska farmer that he is wallowing in the mire of calamity and irreparable poverty. Bee. . Republicans do notclaim that the election of McKinley is responsible for high priced wheat. They as here tofore claim that the advance has been occasioned by a demand that is far greater than the supply, and free silverites who a 3Tear ago were declaring that supply and demand did not count are now right on the ground formerly taken and still sustained by republicans. Ex. After being so closely associated with A. D. Orr, for four years, one would naturally think that Buchan an would have assisted Orr in secur ing the nomination ior treasurer, but we learn Buchanan was closely associated with the combine which secured Holcomb's nomination, Does Buchanan think Orr incom petent, or does he, like Beatty, have a string attached to Holcomb? HAVE CAPTURED KOHAT PASS. Insurgents Attack the IJritish Forces on the Samaria ltitugc. Simla, Aug. 81. The Shinwnri and Khai police posts, on the Saniana range, were attacked, evacuated, by their gar risons and burned by the enciny on Sunday night. In addition the Orak zais, on Sunday night, looted the Na raib, Saniana, bazaar and burned the school.- The Kohat pass Af ridis are still loyal, in srite of the Mullah's strenuous efforts to excite their chiefs. They pro mise not to oppose the Peshawari troops, who are marching on Kohat. A strong force of Afridis, it is just an nounced, has closed the Kohat pass, and, therefore, the proposed advance of a column of British, troops through that pass has. been countermanded. With the Khyfcer and Kohat passes in the hands of the enemy, rhe gravity of the situa tion has increased. iHiners Kesume Marching. PnTSBUUtJ, Sept. 2. Emma Haas and the -wives of 15 striking miners marched again at Plum Creek during the early hours of the morning and claim to have done considerable missionary -work. The strikers also -went out in pairs and inarched along the road to" the mouth of the pit. They reported that several now! to turn back. Pro- Ull'U V. J-y ; visions are again plentiful at Camp Iso- j lation. The usual marcu aisu iou iuu c at Camp JDetermination-with no inter ference from tlie deputies. The strikers report that-tfbout the same number of men entered the miuet Oak ffill yesterday. PARMEES IN SESSION. SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF N'ATION '. ?LCON 6 R ESS AT ST. PAU L. President Clayton Delivers ah Arid res.-. Points Out Questions of Moment toAjrri culturisfcj Which Cull For Action Fort Worth, Selected us STcxt Meeting Place. St. Paul, Sept. 1. The 17th meet ing of the Farmers' National Congress of the United States was called to order at the capitol, in the hall of representa tives, by President B. F. Clayton of In dianola, la., this morning. The open ing session -was not Largely attended compared with what is expected for to morrow. Exit Secretary Stalil's advices warrant the prediction that the con gress will be very -well attended when the highwater mark is readied. The delegate representation in the congress does not at its maximum exceed 500. The morning session was devoted large ly to the matter of a formal welcome, and following an invocation by Arch bishop Ireland, the congress was greeted on behalf oV the city of St. Paul by Mayor Doran ; on behalf of the state agricultural society by President "Wea ver of that organization ; on behalf of the state by Governor Clough. The morning session closed with tho annual address of President Clayton. Clayton's Annual Address. President Clayton said in part : "The farm is the foundation of wealth and the main source of national and stato prosperity ; but tc the due and adequate success of the farm and the farmers there arc issues pregnant -with profound thCnght. In your deliberations, I am sure, that important economic question can and will be resolved to the advan tage of agriculture. Changes in the laws of common carriers, and especially in tlie more just and equitable interpre tation of such laws, tire not only de manded as due to the common right:; of the people, but is of vital and suhsran tial concern in making for your labor and the products of your la1xr a market and a corresponding reward. ""While this organization is not politi cal in its make up, yet there is scarcely a question that may arise but has a po litical side to it. There are many ques tions upon which we should ta!;e action. Notably among these is the enlarge ment of the agricultural department, giving it the power and the means by which it can open up every possible av enue of trade for American fcrru prod uct, and to extend to it the s.ime protec tion accorded to other interests. The amendment of our interstate commerce law and antitrust measures, giving to the proper officers the right and to make it his duty to send for persons rnd papers and compel the attendance of witnesses or to place them behind the prison bars regardless of the millions they map possess. The extension of fixe mail de livery to the rural districts, the enlarge ment of the weather bureau, a more systematic crop statistics, the rcclama Jou of the arid and semiarid lauds, and t restrict boards of trado to a print . nere they will prevent fraud in deal ing in options and entirely stop tho bucket shop disgrace. We .should ask the congress of the United States to make sufficient appropriation to prevent the importation of infected live stock and to stamp out existing diseases." HOARD SUCCEEDSCLAYTON. Elected President of the Tsui Tonal Fanners' Congress. St. Paul, Sept. 2. The Fanners Na tional congress this morning pes' poued the election of officers to hear a paper by E. "W. Randall, secretary of t he Min nesota Agricultural society, on the causes of failure and success in state fairs. Among other things he counted state management and ownership of grounds as essential to success ; also im partial award of premiums and prompt payment of same ; a comprehensive line of exhibits, strong amusements, exclus ion of all gambling, and general local support. Dr. A. M. Soteldo of Venezuela con gratulated the farmers upon the return of prosperity and the increased Eu ropean demand for wheat, com and cot ton. The election of officers followed. Ex Governor "W. B. Hoard of "Wisconsin was chosen president ; John 51. Stahl was re-elected secretary, -and N. G. Spalding of New York was mado treas urer by acclamation. Port "Worth, Tex., was selected as tho place of meeting in 189S, Omaha and Council Bluffs being the only other competitors. WHEAT AGAIN JUMPING UPWARD. Advances Over Three Cents at New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Chicago, Sept. 3. There was a re newal of the bull campaign in wheat to day. The December option closed at 932c, an advance of yc since 3-cster-day. The local market w:ts not alone in its upward movement, New York reporting an advance of 3)f.c, while St. Louis was up SJc. The advance was caused by the sudden strength at Liver pool and by seaboard reports of a re newal of foreign buying, engagements being reported for Prance and Argen tine, thus practically contirruiug the re ported shortage in those countries. There was a general rush of shorts to cover and the liveliest session for a week resulted. The close was very strong at about the top price. Trading in corn was aLso phenomenally heavy, an advance of lc was chronicled at the close. Shorts were badly scared byre ports from Iowa, indicating only half a crop there. Salvationists to Go to Klondike. Chicago, Sept. 2. The Volunteers of America are considering the matter of sending men to the Alaska gold fields in the spring. If the rush to the new diggings continues the men will doubt less be sent. The Salvation arruy has already decided to send a band of work ers up among the minors. Kepodiat-e Slaiv Assessment. St. Louis, Aug. 31. A special to Tho Republic from Ottnmwa t$.iys : At the state meeting of miners in this city a resolution was passed assessing all the men in the stato 25 cents per week for their aid. A delegate meeting of the I miners of the low field, including Aj panoose and "Wayne counties, held at Mystic yesterday took action repudiat ing this agreement. The assessment will stand, but the money will go only ' to the local strikers. It is said, that the ' other miners in ,the state will follow suit ' . OFFICEKS SHOT FROM AMBUSH. six Jlen Are Prohahly atassacrcd Two Were Killed Outright. Little Ivock, Ark, Sept. 1. Six men were prohahly massacred in tlie wilds of the mountains of Pope county onnaay afternoon. Two were killed outright, two were fatally wounded left for dead and two have-mysteriously disappeared and are either dead or be ing held captive by the bloodthirsty bandits who committed the" awful ciirne. The killed are Captain B. P, J.ayior ot Sarcy county, a deputy united brates marshal, and JoeDodson ot btonie, a deputy marshal. The fatally wounded are two brothers named Kenfro of Sarcy county, The names of the missing men are no Known, but they are supposed to be deputy sheriffs from an adjoining county. The victims were all officers deputy marshals and deputy sheriffs and tlie men who did-the awful work of carnage are moonshiners of the bold est and most desperate class. The scene of the bloody crime was a gulch or ravine in the mountains of Pope county, at an isolated spot 35 miles from Russellville, the nearest telegraph office, and 10 miles from "Will Springs. A few days ago a successful raid was made in the same, locality in which a dozen moonshiners were captured and bronght to Little Rock. One of-them told the officers at least 50 large distill eries were operating in the same neigh borhood. Taylor with his posse located a large moon chine outfit Saturday night and decided to make the raid Sunday in daylight. Proceeding slightly in advance of his men Taylor was witliin 30 feet of the distillery when he was suddenly fired upon from ambush and instantly killed. As Dodson ran up to Taj-lor he was also shot dead in his tracks. Pistols began to crack in all directions and a terrible volley was poured into the remaining officers. The Rcnfro brothers fell mortally wounded and lay by tho roadside until later in the day a traveler named Pack chanced by. All traces of the bandits had disappeared, as well as two of the deputy sheriffs. The latter have not since been heard from and arc believed either to have been killed or wounded and captured and taken away by the moonshiners. G. A. R. FINISHES ITS BUSINESS. Veterans Select. Cincinnati as Place For 1S0S Encampment. Buffalo, Aug. 29. The Grand Army has elected its officers for the ensuing year and the encampment of 1897 has adjourned to meet at Cincinnati next year. Guards Avith muskets were at the door, and only G. A. R. men with the countersign w e r e admitted. The election of of ncers, lrom sen ior vice comman der down, was ta ken up in the or der of business, J. P. S. Gobin of Lebanon, Pa.,hav mg been elected command er-ir-chief yesterday. Alfred Lythe o f J. p. s. gobix. Bidwell "Wilkson post of Buffalo, N. Y., was unani mously elected senior vice commander. ur. uayiti luacjcay or Lianas, Lex., a veteran of the Seventy-ninth New York highlanders, was elected unanimously surgeon general of the Grand Army, Prancis B. Allen of Hartford, the can didate of the Naval Veterans' associa tion, was chosen junior vice comman der. Rev. Prank Bruner, pastor of the First Methodist church of Chicago, was unanimously elected chaplain-in-chief of the G. A. R. Find ISIood-Stained Clothes. Colorado Springs, Aug. 29. A young man discovered- a bundle of blood-stained underclothes and a flan nel neglige shirt in a crevice in tho rock just below the cog road track and about 500 feet above the Mauitou and Pike's Peak railroad depot. The front of the shirt and the lower part of the underclothing were saturated with blood. The clothes arc believed to be long to the man who murdered Kay of "Wisuer, and answered in every detail to the description of the clothes which John B. Edmunds was known to have been wearing when he was last seen in this city a few daj-s prior to the murder. CROPS OF THE WORLD. F.stimatcd That There Will Be a Birr Shortage This Year. Buda Pesth, Aug. 81. The ministry cf agriculture has issued its annual es timate, in which it describes the world's harvest as extraordinary light. The total yield of wheat is placed at 573, 700,000 metric hundred weight, while the present annual requirements are estimated at 655,150,000 metric hun dredweight. It v calcnlatpt that for 1897 and 189S there will be a shortage of 50,000 hundredweight. The stocks remaining from 1S9G are estimated at somewhere between 3S,000,000 and -15,-000,000. The total supply for the year, reckon ing both the present stocks and the har vest, is estimated from (310,000,009 to 651,CC0,C00 metric hundredweight, iAictgcrt on Trial. Chicago, Aug. 31. Tho trial of Adolph Luctgert, the sausage maker, for the alleged murder of his wife on May 1 last, began in earnest yesterday. Two witnesses were examined, Dicd rich Bicknessc, brother of Mrs. Luet gert. and Louis Luctgert, the 12-year-old son of the accused. The testimony of Bicknessc tended in the main to show the alleged indifference of Luet gert to the fate of his wife and the al leged disposition to report the matter of her disappearance to the police de partment. A ITelp. Scientific Mamma Do not dance all fhe evening, dear. Remember that, the dances of an average ball cover a total distance of nine mjles. Practical DaughterOb, bnt a girl is carried most of rhn yay, mammal Larks. Tjro aiUljons a Year. When people buy, try, and buy again, it means they're satisfied.. The people of the United States nre now buying Cascarets Candy Cathartic at the rata of two million boxes a year and it will be three million before New Year's. It means merit proved, that Cascarets are the most delightful bowel regulator for every body the year round. All drug gists 103 , 25c, 50c a box, cure guaranteed. EIGHT FOE FUST0N. THREE NEBRASKA PARTIES WANT TO HEAD STATE TICKET. Joint Committee Calls In W. J. Bryan For Consultation Each Party Hai A doptcri a Platform Mnxs Meeting Held on the Capital Grounds Addressed by Leaders. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 2. The triparte allianco of the Nebraska free silver forces wa3 given good headway yester day by three large conventions held re spectively by the Democrats, Populists and Free Silver Republicans. These gatherings, conducted under separate organizations, acted in perfect harmony and when the routine work had been disposed of tho representatives of tho united parries gave their attention to addresses by leading free silver advo cates. The nomination of a fusion state ticket seems assured. During tho morn ing the Democratic state central com- ?ii " a -w- - miuee agreea upon A. J2i. sneilenbcrger of Alma for temporary chairman, the Silver Republicans selected F.F.Looinis of Butler county for the same position and the Populist state central committee decided to leave the election of a tem porary chairman to that convention. Ihe three conventions were called to "order at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Populists meeting in the Lansing thea ter, the Democrats in Bohauau's hall and the Silver Republican in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium. The Democratic convention was prob ably the most enthusiastic of "the three. The hall was filled to its utmost capac ity. The feature of the opening was the declaration of State Chairman Dahl mau relative to the terms of fusion. He said : ' ' We want t he Populists to under stand that tho Democrats demand their share of the fruits of fusion. We have conceded the bulk of the offices to the Populists, but we think wo have a right- to the supreme judgeship and when this convention appoints its conference com mittee and adjourns for tlie afternoon, I insist on every delegate working with the Populit brethren and urging upon them the uecessity of granting us this office." The Populist convention was charac terized by confusion, as the delegates insisted on cheering for their party and their leaners. Temporary Chairman Powers made a short speech, in which he urged harmonious action by the allied parties and counselled a spirit of con ciliation on the part of tho Populists. The Silver Republican convention ex hibited very little spirit in exhausting lung power and there were empty seats throughout the hall. Temporary Chair man F. F. Loomis made a short speech, urging the forces to keep together and join hands in co-operating with tlie other two parties, in the convention. The three conventions then appointed their committees and tooS a recess until ? :30 o'clock. At 4 o'clock the delegates gathered in the state house gronntLs and listened to a number of addresses by W. J. Bryan, ex-Congressman Charles A. Towne, General Weaver and others. Permanent f'Jinirinrn. Just before recess permanent chair men were elected as follows : Populist convention, W. A. Poj-ntcr of Boone county; Democratic convention, Attor ney General Smyth, Douglas county; Silver Republicans, A. J. Weaver, Rich ardson county. The Populist convention was called to order at 8 :-iO by Chairman Poyutcr. State ceuiral committeemen were elected one from each of the 90 counties in the state. The conference committee of seven then withdrew to Jhe Lincoln hotel to meet with similar committees of other conventions. to agree on a ticket. The committee on resolutions sub mitted the platform of the party, which was adopted unanimously. The plat form reaffirms the principles of the na tional platform adopted at St. Louis. The platform congratulates William J. Brvan, "who, though defeated, is still triumphant; who having neither rank nor riches is still the most popular citizen in the republic." It congratulates Senator Allen on his work for Nebraska. The conference committee not having reported, speeches were made by J. B. Weaver of Iowa, '-Cyclouo" Davis of Texas and others to take up the lime.. The platform adopted by the silver Republicans favors free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at 1G to 1, demands that nil money shall be is sued by the government of the United States and denounces the gold standard Republican party for its efforts to retire greenbacks. It favors an income tax and denounces the present tariff law. The Democrats sent their joint com mittee to the conference without in structions. They adopted the rooster 115 a national emblem, xne piatiomi idjoptpd indorses the Chicago platform, denounces tlie attempt made to secure t):e retirement pf greenbacks and ex tends sympathy Ifi the striking nmicrs. At 1 0 clock the joint committee was in a ileadj.-jplf, with no prospects for fu sion. Tlie committco was 111 star cnam- ber session, but as near as can be learned fonr ballots were taken early in the evening on which party should get the supreme judge nomination, but they all tied. Discussions followed till midnight and two ballots on candidates were taken, resulting :. First ballot Scott.Silver Republican, 7 ; William Neville, Populist, 7 ; scat tering, 5, and two refusing to vote. Second ballot Scott, 7; Neville, 2 Judge J. H. Broady, 5 ; scattering, 7. At 2 :!J0 o'clock this morning the con ference committee was still in a knotty deadlock. All kinds of propositions for agreement had teen voted down. W. J. Bryan was called in to advise, with the committee. The conventions were still assembled waiting to hear from the committee. Iowa Mine Strike In On. Des Moines, Sept. 2. The threatened miners' strike in this district culminated today, and all miners, .except about 200 employed jn Christy, 3?ljnt galley and pes Moines Goal and Iihing'p,qmpany's mines, went out, following tlift lean ot the Carbondale nijners several days ago. (iieen yieforia tP Kalnjoral. Abekdeen, Sept. 3- Qncmi Victoria arrived today at Malmoral Castle. At Perth, Aberdeen and at Ballator en thusiastic crowds gathered to greet her majesty. Awarded Highest Honors World's k:air, Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair. DR A Pure Grape Cream or Tartar Powder. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. Fnnnrr Omaha 5lan Suicides. Chic acq, Aug. 28. J. P. Cook, pro prietor of the Cook Rubber St:unp Man ufacturing- company, shot and killed himself last evening. Cook formerly lived in Omaha and was interested in a rubber manufacturing plant there. Conrt Ifou.se I-'or Scotts IiluiT. Gehixg, Neb., Aug. 2S. The special election to vote a court house tax re- suirect in iavor 01 tne proposition by a n 1 1 1 . , - majority of 75 votes. The proposition calls for a ?o,CC0 brick building, which will be erected this season if possible. Nebraska Pensions. Washington, Aug. 81. The follow ing pensions have been granted : Robert Bycrs, Mccook; William H. Wood ward, Linct. n ; Frederick Miller, York ; Fritz Rohrback, Shelton ; Robert Little, Cordova ; Leopold Hauser, Broken Bow. Old Settlers' Day at Dakota City. Dakota City, Neb., Aug. 31. Tho pioneers and old settlers of Dakota county will have their 10th annual re union in Clinton park, this city, Thurs day, Sept. 2. The regiment band of Sioux City will furnish the music for that day. J. Sterling Morton has been invited to be present. Dawes Is to Succeed Gillespie. Lincoln, Sept. 1. H. E. Dawes formerly a teacher in the public schools here, but more recently an instructor in the Nebraska school for the blind at Nebraska City, has been appointed su perintendent of tho institute for tho deaf and dumb at Omaha, to succeed Professor John A. Gillespie. Hold Council With the Indianr;. Valentine, Neb., Aug. 29. Senator Allen and J. A. McShanc, manager of the Union Sto'.-k Yards company at South Omaha, who went to Rosebud agency to uegoti ite with the Iudirns for a trail across the reservation to t-ic line of the Elithorn road, hold a council yesterday, bnt only 230 of tho 1,2C0 In dians were present. Considerable op position was manilcstcd, but the vis itors are in no way discouraged bv tho result of this council. Bryan Fills the Town Vt'Ith Teople. Bkoken Bow, Neb., Aug. 25). This has been a big day for Democrats and Populists of Custer county, as well as to business men of Broken Bow. Eryau, Governor Holcomb, W. H. Thompson, Congressman Greene, Secretary of State Porter and J. S. Kirkpatrick are all here. It was Bryr.n's first visit here, and proved quite a drawing crowd. The crowd was estimated at 8.CC0. Both the afternoon and evening was occupied by the speakers. Evyau and Greene oc- cupiug most of the time. A parade was organized in the forenoon. FRM HAND MAKES A RAISE. Bert Holts of Waterloo Decamps With His Employer's Money. Waterloo, Isob., Aug. 31. Mrs. Mary Kemicway, a widow, residing near this city, is a victim of mi'-pb.crd confidence to tho tune of 7C0. Bert Hoi tz played the trick. Mrs. Kcnue way is well advanced in years, and as she has no children nn whom to depend for counsel and aid, Kolz wormed him self into the old woman's good graces and last week, Friday, was delegated by her to round r.p the stock in her pasture and select a carlo id for disposal on the South Omaha market. He ac companied the sck to market, pocketed the proceeds and (.cramped. JUDGE POST RENOMINATED. r Kaley and Dryden Named Tor Kegrnts liy Xehrasl a Beptihliean Convention. For Judge of Supn-im C rirt Ai.nr.iiTM Fost of Platte For Resents of Univor.jity of I eh: aslca ... C W. KAI.CTof Welwtr John In D.ivuk.y of nTalo Lincoln, Aug. 28. Ncb-r .ska Repub licans made a record for -industry and narmony yesterday m ;mr state con vention. The session beg::n shortly be fore 8 o'clock in the afternoon and work .was completed before 0. The nomina tion of Hon. A. M. Po:;t of .Flat to county as associate justice of the supreme court was a foregone conclusion an hour be fore the convention met. While some show pf opposition was manifested dur ing the momiug hours it melted awav before the constantly increasing addi tions tq tho Post ranks. Thpre was bnt minor Interest in sfate university regents anl the canvass for those positions was at no time exciting. C, W. Kaley of Webster and Jol n N. Dryden of Buffalo were nomiu.ite( The absence of any reference to money questions in the platform caused some surprise and was explained by one mem ber of the committee on resolutions in the statement that "the f ilver qnestion is a dead issue and needs no burial at the hands of Nebraska Republicans." Aside from the hearty applause which greeted the different speakers, there were no exciting incidents, the only thing approaching a sensation being the annonnct-nient of Senator John M. Thurston in his address to the conven tion that he would not be a candidate for the senate. The platform adopted is essentially a reiteration of tin? St, Louis declarations. It congratulates President McKinley on his successful administration and the new tariff law and hails with joy the return of confidence tintl financial health. It expresses abhorrence at the primes committed Ly defaulting ex state pffieiais and criticises Governor Holcomb for alleged: neglect u allowing such crimes. It aL;o charges the gov pruor with attempting t array class against class and in discrediting the ptate in the eastern press. Sympathy with Cuba is expressed. The conven tion at 5 :40 adjourned sine die. BACK I'ltOM YUKON. THIRTEEN MINERS BRING IN $175,000 MORE FROM THE KLONDIKE. An Associated Tress Correspondent Re turns From His Trip to Alaska Warns People to Staj' Awav, at Least Until Spring: Comes Again Provisions Scarce. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 80. H. H Stanley, who went to St. Michaels for tho Associated Press, returned to thi3 city on the steamer Portland. Ho says : "I have been seven weeks at the mouth of tho Yukon, at St. Micliacls, where I saw all the miners coming out and interviewed them. As a result, I feel it my duty to advise everybody to stay out until next spring. Wild, and in many cases exaggerated reports have been circulated sinco tho first discover ies were made. The strike, however, was and is one bf tho greatest if not tho greatest in the world's history. Prob ably S2,000,000 was cleaned up this spring and next spring I look for from $5,000,000 to 7,000,000, the fields have hardly been opened up as yet, but those going in now must bear in mind that everything in that region Wits staked long before any reports reached' the outer world, and that those troing in now must prospect for themselves, buy from the present ownera or work for the owners. "No new strike had been reported up to the time of my leaving and another may not be made for five years although Alaska is an enormous country and will yet, I believe, produce more gold than we dream of. But it is also in many ways a bleak, barren, desolate country, a country incapable of supporting any great amount of animal life and a country of such rigorous climate, both winter and spring, that none bnt the most hardy can possibly live in it, Even they must have abundance of food and warm clothing. Threatened With Starvation. "I am awr.ro that there is a popular impression that supplies can be bought in the vicinity of the mines. They niay at present buy at six times Seattle prices, but they are taken at even those prices faster than they can be got in and before winter is half over, if even the present population stays in, there wilfbe actual starvation. "The average man requires about one ton of carefully selected food and cloth ing for a year's supplies. In the sum mer of 1896 about o.nOO tons of supplies went up the river and the new popula tion of l,o00 to 2,000 suffered from want, ui rnis a,ouu tons prooaoiy i,ouu was rum, tools? furniture and supplies other than provisions. This season, allowing the most favorable circumstances, not more than 4,200 tons of supplies can be got up the river, fully half of which is rum and tools, as well as supplies other than food. There are-more than three times as mam- people there than last winter. Figure it out for yourself. "Grub was completely cleaned out this spring and if hist winter there was such a scarcity that moose hams sold for 30 each, flour $120 per hundred and bacon $1 a pound, what will not happen this coming winter? Why will not people actually starve to death. "As to shelter, SO per cent of Dawson was living in tents in July : labor is scarce and houses cannot be built. How ire 7.C00 people to withstand the rigors of a 0-months' winter of semi-darkness when the mercury goes 70 degrees be low zero? Wafies Mnst On Down. "As to labor, it is true that last win ter, the winter succeeding the gre strike, when men were scarce and ages were $15 a day, but if no new strike is made, what U to keep wages up this wiuter? There are but '.'AO claims on Bonanza, Eldorado and Hnn ker creeks that will probably be worked this winter, an average Of eight men to each is, I think, liberal. If but 2,700 men are employed and there are 5,000 or more seeking work, what must be the result? Wages must go down. I am told that much grub has gone over the divide, yet from what I know I would wager my last dollar that not to exceed 500 tons of supplies, over and above what the earners eat, will reach the diggings. No man going in can arrive with more than a four montlis' supply. "I am also told that there is plenty at St. Michael. So there may be, but after Sept. 15 it might as well be in New York city, for to try to transport it by dog trains or sled over that 2.CC0 miles of icy river is absolutely impossi ble. There is not, nor win there ever be, a dog train that can take enough in to feed itself over 1,200 miles "To draw provisions for the trip from Dyca to Dawson any time before the spring breaks up is an impossibility. Relief for those caught in tho Klondike after winter sets in is equally imposible and in the name of humanity I ask that a stop be put to this wholesale trans portation of people without supplies. Let no man be allowed to enter that re gion unless he carries with him enough food and clothing to last him a year. "There are women and little children in there today who should be sent out as far as St. Michaels before naviga tion closes. I hear much of the boats that are building to go up the river, but aside from one steamer ready on Au gust 11, no new boat can be added to the carrying crop this fall. Tlie Klon dike is a laud of ice and snow as well as a laud of gold. "Let it not be made :l land of gaunt Hunger wre cneaness ana oearn. no one be allowed to wrest from tlie iooiisn people a icw nuuerca thousand saved, I on-owed or begged dollars. There will be s;s good chances for min ing in the future as now. Let tho peo ple wait. This is not a Cripple Creek or Dcad'-ood proposition. If caught, they cau- . walk out." Luetgrrt Jury Secnred. CniCAtiO, Aug. :0. The three jurors nrordcr of his wifs have been secured. HEW ROUTE. Commencing Sunday, Juno 13th, tho UNION PACIFIC will inaugurate through, tourist car service to Portland Oregon and Washington points via Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Tiy's, thereby giving pa-sengers the benefit of two tourist routes via 0den to Port land. T'fils route will take them up throuch the beauuiful Sacremeuto Valley, dis closing all the notable features ulong be Shasta Koute, from hjacremento For rates, time tables and full infor mation, call on N. B. Olds. - isniaae pure and filled with the uurifv- necessary to complete the panel which i,lg properties of tlie "Discovery" there is to try Adolph Luetgert for the alleged is nothing to replace the tuhtrib m-,f. National League Games. W L PI TV Ii ..70 32 .e88lPittsburg....46 57 . 73 84 .082 Louisville... 43 61 ..64 37 .604 Philadclphia.47 61 ..62 39 .614 Washington..44 50 . .54 49 .524 Brooklyn ... .45 61 . 49 53 .45S;St. Louis 26 80 WESTERN' LEAGUE. P .474 .440 .433 .427 .425 .245 P .513 .327 .310 .29.; Baltimore. Boston New York Cincinnati.. Cleveland. . Chicago.... W L PI W L .79 29 .731 Detroit 53 55 ,67 40 .626!Minneapolis.JM 73 .70 42 .Gi"; Kansas Citv.15 SO .67 45 .592iGrandK'pds2 77 Indianapolis Colnmbns;.. St. Paul Milwaukee.. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS ADVANCE. Renewal of Foreign Baying and Heavy Clearances Cause Shorts to Cover. Chicago, Sept. 1. All grain and provision markets -were strong today after au owning which rather indicated an opposite condition. A renewal of foreign buying and heavy clear ances started shorts in wheat to covering in tho old familiar way and resulted in an nd vance of 3J4c in December. All the other markets were carried along, corn having tho the additional help of some decidedly sensa tional crop reports from Iowa. Corn ad vanced lc, oats cf and provisions 5ffl2ic. Closing prices: "Whkat Sept., 93?c; Dec., 93c;ilay,943. Cokx Sept., 31Jc ; Dec., K4e ; May, :c. Oats Sept.. 105tc: Dcc.SUPic: May. 23Kc. PoRK-Sept., $8.92"; Dec, $0.07J. LAinv-Sept., $4.373.90; Dec, fl.93. Bins Sept., 55.S0; Dec.,$5.10. Cash quotations: STo. 2 red wheat, fc& Vic; No. 3redt8Sf'92c;No.2.spring, 93c; No. 3 spring, 80(gC0c;No.2 hard winter, QlfiiQ2Ct.'; No. 3 hard winter, 87fgC0c; No. 2 corn, SOJe; No. 2 oats, l19c. South Omaha I.ive Stock. South Omaha. Sept. 1. Cattle Receipts, 5,5500; steady to easier; native beef steers, ft.10 (5.10; western steers, a60't4.59; Texas steers, ?3J25ft4.25; cows and heifers, $2.80X5:3.75; can uers, $1.80(&2.S3: stockers and feeders, ?3.75 (g;4.60; calves, ?4.00(96.00; bulls, stags, etc., $2.00 (3.75. Hogs Receipts, 6,800 ; steady to strong : heavy, ?3.95r4.05; mixed, J3.95fff-4.C0; light, $4.05 (54.10; bulk of tales, $3.95X4.05. Sheep B ceipts, 4,500; lower; fair to choice natives, $3.30 3.73; fair to choice westerns, $3jJOrt3J)0; com mon and stock sheep, $2.80Jy3.:S) ; lambs, $3.75fa 4.73. Kansas City Xivo Stock. Kansas City, Sept. 1. Cattle Receipts, r" AAA a . . m w,w;;wc!iKi iue lower; 1 exas steers, fo.uu;( 4.20; Texas cows, $2J5((53.25: native steers, $3.50 (gSJJO; native covrs and heifers, $1.7.V(f4i5: stockers and feeders, $2.50teJ.G5; bulls, $2.3)fjp 4.00. Hogs Receipts, 9,000; opened steady, closed weak ;bulk of salis,$4.I2Ji(a4.17,-i : heavy, $4.10ra:4.17; packers, $4.00fff4.15; mixed, $4.05c 42Ji; light, $4.0Cftr4.20; yorkers, $4iYHJiy.; pigs, $3.25f'f 4.05. Sheep Receipts, 3,000; Aral; lambs, $2.5Of5.00; muttons, $2.50(&3.40. ChIcatvX.ive Stock. Chicaoo, Sept. 1. Hogs Receipts, 32,000; fairly active, light strong, others weak to "az lower: light, $4JJ.Va4J5; mixed, $4.a"(7fc4.45; heavy, $3.3.Vce4.S7;, ; rough, $3.85 I.C0. Cattle Receipts, 18,500; best natives steady, others weak to 10c lower; beeves, ?3.85(ft5.40; cow.- and heifers, $1.83r;4.50; Texas steers, $2.f0f 4.00; westerns, $3.40rij4.40; stockers and feeders, $3.25(5-1.50. Sheep Receipts, 16,000; strong to 0e higher; native, $!43(?!.00; western-!, $2.W 4r;J.80; lanilw, $3.75jj 5.65. Double Action Coffin?. The British steamer Nip.er arrived in Liverpool recently from the island of Fernando Po, on the west coast of Africa, where is situated ouo of the Spanish penal stations. She left Fernando Po on July 19, at which time she reports that the Cuban and Philippiuo exiles were dying so rapidly that cpflins could not ho ob tained in which to hnry them. The authorities supplied some, the bottoms of which opened on hinges. In these tho bodies would bo placed and lowered into tho earth. Then, by a manipulation of the ropes, the coffin would be raised, the weight of tho body causing tne Dot torn to open and tne body to drop to tho bottom of the grave. Then tho coffin would be hauled out to be used again when tho occasion arose. Exchange. A Cup For King Oscar. After Sept. 18 King Oscar, tho head of tho Swedish nation, can drink his wine lrom American silver and gold with the knowledge that ho has the well wishes of his former subjects now living in this country, who long to seo him international arbitrator. The up, which is of Gorham make. has been, finished and is a beauty. Vol untary subscriptions from all parts of the laud have paid for it. It is a simple tributo to a ruler who is wise, humane and good to his subjects. Minister Fer guson will make the presentation speech, and real Swedish songs from Swedish-American lips will show that expatriation has not lessened the tune fulness" of these sous and daughters of the northland country. Former Slaves Want Pensions. The territorial convention of negroes whicb has 1 eeu in session at Perry, O. T., for two days passed resolutions de manding that congress grant pensions to ex-slaves, their wives and children. They dccl nrd that they had been in - slavery 240 years, and they demaud pay for it They denounced lynch law and expressed sympathy for the Cnbaus. They also want immediate statehood for Oklahoma. I VztMMm The man with consumption used to h- eonsfdered just as good as dead. HJs doc. torscondemned him to death just nnmSi Us if ne had been convicted of murder ana must ujc on uie scanoid at dawn. . . n. . . . . '-- An mat nas oeen changed. There b now no reason for tlie consumntiv despair. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery will cure 98 per cent, of all cases of consumption. That is a startline state ment, but a true one. Consumption is fed by impure blood. It is an accumulation of impurities in the lungs. If tlie blood ter that is couched ud and extwrtnTntl Gradually tlie lungs become free and clear, the lumr linintr become snnnri healthy, and jtlie disease Then begins the process of flesh building and soon the hollow cheeks arp full flit step is firm and elastic, and health blooms in every teature ana in every action. 'I was taken HI in February, 1892, with head ache and pain in my back," writes II. Caddis; Esq., of o. 3 3 S. J. Street, Tacoma, -Wash. called m a doctor nad he ntnn tiir. r..,., Said IWdsbilious?bHt I kcot ccttiuc-w -15 took cough so that J coufd not sleep," 'paly b being propped In" bed! Myju ligs hmS nic "alth I got so poor tljat r was just skin and bone. thought 1 was ; going Co die. Jill one day Iyra poking ji a blue book of Dr. Bicrce and I skar Where the ' Golden M)cal'lJivcryi'va3 Vec pinmended for a cough. lYricd a bottle pf jt and It did me so mncfi good that I tried another bh and it made nic sound and well, so I can recom mend it to anybody. It saved inv life." Agnt.