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SiD OF TARIFF FIGHT
House Adopts Porto Bican Bill as Amend ed by Iho Senate. IS PASSED BY EIGHT MAJORITY Nine Republicans Vote Agnlniit It, Three Democrat! Aro for It Civil (lorern . tnent law U Includod President Mo Klnlcy Wilt Afflx nil Signature to the Mill nt Once. WASHINGTON, April 12. Tho long .and bitter Btruggle over tho Porto ttlco tariff nil ended today when tho bouso, by a voto of 161 to 163, con curred In all tho Bonato amendments. Tho bill now requires only tho sig nature of tho speaker of the house and the president of tho senato boforo going to tho president for his ap proval. These signatures will bo at tached tomorrow and boforo night fall tho bill will probably bo a law. As the bill originally passed tho house It was a slmplo measure, Im posing 15 por cent of tho Dlnglcy ates on goods coming into Porto Itlco from tho United states and com ing from Porto Itlco Into tho United 3tnteo. As amended by tho sennto nnd today agreed to by tho house nil restrictions on goods coming Into the United States from Porto Rico aro eliminated nnd certain foodstuffs and other articles which heretoforo have gone Into Porto Itlco free by execu tive order nro excluded from tho op eration of tho 15 per cent duty im posed on goods entering tho Island .'torn tho United States. A complete code of civil govern ment for the Island Is also nttached lu tuo measure. Upon the final voto nlno republicans voted agalnBt tho blll-Hentwolo of Minnesota, Crumpacker of Indiana, Lane of Iowa, Llttlcflold of Maine, McCall of Massachusetts. II. C. Smith of Michigan. Warner of Illinois. Two democrats, Dnvcy and Meyer of Louis iana, wore paired with democrats In favor of the bill and one democrat, Sibley of Pennsylvania, voted for It outright. DeVrlcs, tho other demo crat who voted for tho original bill, today voted against concurrence. Stalllnes. democrat of Alabama, was tho only member on either sldo absent and unpaired. Tho voto came at fi o'clock, after a vory Interesting nnd nt times exciting debate of flvo hours, which covered not only tho bill, but tho special order under which tho house acted. One of the most dramatic features of the day was tho reading by Richardson, the minority leader, of the original opin ion of Charlca E. Mngoon, tho legal :advlser of tho War department, In favor of tho view that the constitution extended over Porto Rico ex proprlo ylgore. Dolllver of Iown In reply termed Magoon a clerk who tried to overrule the great lawyer at tho head of tho War department. Warner of Illinois. Crumpacker of Indiana, McCall of Massachusetts and Lorimer of Illinois, all republicans, mado speeches against the motion to concur. Tobncco Short of Stamp. SAN FRANCISCO. April 12. Flvo hundred pounds of plug cut tobacco were seized In various local stores by Internal revenue agents because the packages were Insufficiently stamped. This tobacco, manufactured by a St. Loula firm, hnd been put up In pack ages weighing from an ounce nnd three-quarters to two ounces nnd tho packages had been uniformly stamped as weighing an ounco and two-thirds. Collector Thomas, who mado tho dis covery of this revenue law violation, says that tho fraud has evldontly been carried on very extensively and ho es timates that the cost to the govern ment has been fully $50,000 a year. nnjri an Imnicme Trnct. ST. PAUL, April 12. A syndicate, headed by O. A. Robertson and Frank O Meara of St. Paul nnd F. E. Kenns ton of Minneapolis, has purchased all the Northern Pacific lands In Minne sota, approximately 530,000 acres. The deal, the largest ever made In Minne sota, and with exception of the Weycr heuser Washington plno land deal, tho largest ever mado In the United States, v.as closed yesterday. Will Hlgn at Once. WASHING-TON, D. C, April 12. The Porto Rico bill will reach tho president some time today. The en grossed parchment was prepared prior to the final vote, which, however, camo so late that It was lnoxpodlent to securo the signatures of Speaker Henderson and Prcslodnt of tho Senate Fryo to tho ongrossed bill. This final formality will bo performed as soon as tho session opens today, so that by 1 o'clock the bill can bo taken to the White houso. Chancellor Nebr.inka Untreralty. LINCOLN, Nob., April 12. E. Ben jamin Andrews, formerly president of Brown university, nt present superin tendent of the Chicago public schools, will, nfter August 1 next, be chancel lor of tho stato University of Ne braska. Dr. Andrews was elected by tho board of rogents this uftcrnoon by n vote of 4 to 2, tho expression coming directly on whether or not ho should bn chosen. It Is announced that an undivided board will tender an undivided sup port to tho distinguished educator when ho shall have taken up his work. Ilo'i Irrigation lMun. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 12. Tho house .committee on public lands reported favorably on the bill granting a right of way through forest roserves to canals and ditches usod for Irri gating purposes. An nmendmont of fered by Congressman Burke of South Dakota, extending tho privilege of constructing wires to telophone and telegraph companies was Incorporated In the bill . Tho nmondment was In troduced at tho request of tho Black Hills Telephone company, which was donled the prlvllego of constructing wires In tho South Dakota reserve. RCP0IUS THE DOERS ACTIVE Lord Roberts Say Nothing About the Reported llrltlih Defeat. LONDON, April 12. Lord Roborta wires to the war ofllco from Bloem fontelu, under dato of Tuesday, April 10, as follows: "The enemy has been very active during tho last few days. Ono com mando Is now on the north bank of the Orango river, not fr from Allwal North, whllo another is attacking Wepencr. The garrlsoon there is hold ing out bravely nnd Inflicted serious loss on the Boers. Major Spring of the Capo Mounted Rifles was killed. No other casualties haye been reported as yet. Tho troops nro being moved up rapidly. A patrol of six men of the Seventh Dragon Guards, under Lieu tenant Wetherly, which had been re ported missing slnco April 7, has re turned safoly." As the foregoing dispatch docs not mention tho alleged British reverse on Saturday at .Meerkatsfontoln, tho Boer telegrams are not credlteed at the war ofllco, and they are further discredited on account of the discrepancies In tho dispatches, as Meerkatstonteln In one message is located near Brandfort and In another It Is located southeast of Bloemfontcln, tho places being 100 miles apart. General Gatacro's return to England is ncccptcd as being in the nature ot a recall, though no reason Is given for It nnd it will be nssoclntccd In tho pub lic mind with his lack of success. Lord Roberts criticised his management of the Stormberg attack, nnd possibly Gatacro's having arrived an hour and n half too lato to rcscuo the Rcdders burg force may have decided "his re turn. General Rundlc, seemingly, succeeds General Gatacrc, and, according to a dispatch from Bloemfontcln, tho com manders ot soveral brigades arc about to bo changed. The Router Telegram company's cor respondent at Allwal North, wiring at 9:30 this morning, says: "There la no further nows from Wepencr. Too cloudy to heliograph. More British troops are arriving." It Is learned that the Boer govern ments huvo formally notified Portugal that they consider the shipping of British troops nnd munitions of war to Rhodesia by way of Belra, Portu guese East Africa, to be tantamount to hostile action. This, howover, will not stop General Sir Frederick Car rlngton's force from entering Rhode sia. Whether or not tho Boers will mako roprlsals upon Portugal remains to bo seen, though tho best Informed opinion here inclines to tho belief that the Boers arc not likely to back up their protest with action that would bring them Into hostilities with uttll another power. CONVENTION HALL GUARANTY Minneapolis Contractor l'ut Up a Forfeit llonil. KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 12. A $50,000 bond was today given by tho GIUette-Herzog Manufacturing Co. of Minneapolis to Insure the erection ot new convention hall In time for occupancy by tho democratic conven tion in July. The company agrees to have the ten immense steel trusses that will support the roof In place by June 15, under a penalty of $10 a day for each day It might be delayed be yond the time limit. If It should ap pear to tho architect and to the hall directors that all the trustees will not bo up by Juno 15, they will have the prlvllego of having tho work stopped and of calling upon the men and ma chinery of the steel company to aid In putting tho building In temporary shapo for the convention. A formal contract for the work wns signed this afternoon by F. J. Llewellyn, vice president of tho Minneapolis firm nnd tho hall director. DLWEY'S PRIZE MONEY Admiral Uet 80,700 anil Ills Men 8100 Each. WASHINGTON, April 12. Argu ment was begun in tho United States supreme court in the case of Admiral Dewey and his men. The case grows out of their claim for bounty duo for the destruction of the Spanish fleet id Manila, and comes to the supremo court on an appeal from tho decision of tho court of claims. Tho court awarded the men $100 each and the admiral $9,790. Tho claim is doublo that amount In all cases on the ground that the enemy's force was superior to the American fleet. Messrs. Wil liam D. King and Benjamin Mlcou and Former Secretary Herbert represent the claimants, nnd Assistant Attorney General Prndt the government. Prick Intend to Sell Out. NEW YORK, April 12. A special to tho Tribune from Pittsburg sayB: "H. C. Frlck will disposo of all his hold ingssomething over $10,000,000 In the Carnegie company Just ns soon as ho can," says n big stockholder of tho Carnegie company. "Ho won what ho contended for nnd will not remain to hamper Mr. Cnrnegle or his partners," It Is said that Mr. Frlck and President Schwab nro not on pleasant terms and this hus done much toward keeping Messrs. Frlck and Carncglo npart. Ofll clals of the Carnegie company deny that there Is tiny truth In tho report that the company will taken In the Clamps concern. DHkiiuii (let Promotion. WASHINGTON, April 12.-Osborn Delgan, who was one of the crew of tho Morrlmac when thnt vessel was Blink In the harbor of Santiago, has been appointed an acting boatswnln In tho navy and assigned to duty on luo gun boat Marietta. All l'rlioner to St. Ilclrnn. SIMONSTOWii, ..pr.i 12. Owing to the unfavorable conditions for Keeping tho Boer prisoners nere, tho autnor...es havo decided to ship them nil to St. Helena with the least possible delay. Tho sickness among the captured burghers is abating. Kitchener Ililirie North. ALIWAL NORTH, Apn. 12. Lord Kitchener arrived hero today nnd left soon nftor. A Boer big gun wns knocked over yeBtorday at Wepener. The garrison It. holding Its own. There hns been heavy cannonading there ogaln today. WABASH IS A WINNER The Burlington Eoad Must Accept Ship ments at Council Bluffs. THE LOCAL RATES MUST DE PAID This I.diive the Advantage With the Darlington Tenor of the Order Itsucd by Judge Tlmjrcr I'ruuk Dhmnorc, the Murderer, In tho t'etiltontlnrj for H.ifo Keeping MlM-clUiicon Note. OMAHA, Nob., April 12. In tho United Stntcs circuit court tho order of Judgo Thayer was filed In tho case of tho Omaha & St. Louis railroad against tho Burlington & Missouri railroad. The enso was heard at St. Louis upon tho application of tho plain tiff for mandatory Injunction ngalnst tho defendnnt road and G. W. Hold rcgo, general manager, to compel tho agents ot the road to accept, at Coun cil Bluffs a carload of agricultural Im plements, consigned from an Ohio point to a station of the Burlington & Missouri In Nebraska. Tho answer filed by tho defendant road set up that tho Burlington & Missouri operated no road and maintained no agents. Tho plaintiff filed a reply stating that It didn't know whether tho defendant road maintained agents nnd operated a road or not, but that O. W. Holdrege, as general manager of somo road, had refused tc accept tho freight unless It was transferred to the defendant's cars and tho full local rate paid, and In proof of that Incorporated the note of the general manager In the reply. Tho caso was heard on Its merits, tho affidavit of C. J. Greene showing tho position of tho Burlington route In tho matter. This affidavit stated that the Burlington road had, at vast cx penso, secured a through route from Chicago, St. Louis nnd Qulncy to points In Nebraska, and that It is therefore entitled to regulate tho matter of Its traffic arrangements so that the Bur lington route will receive tho largest amount of receipts from freight traffic in tho territory covered by the road; that there Is no traffic nrrangement with tho plaintiff road nnd that, there fore, the general manager had a right to Insist that the freight bo transferred to Burlington cars, nnd tho full local rate paid before ho would accept the consignment, because If ho transported the car to tho Nebraska station tho plantlnff road or tho road owning the car could chargo tho Burlington road rent on tho car while Its own cars were standing idle. Tho order Issued by Judgo Thayer Is In effect that G. W. Holdrege, as agent of the Burlington & Missouri, ns agent of the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy, be compelled to nccept thd car at Coun cil Bluffs nnd to transport It to its destination, not, however, beforo the plaintiff pays or tenders payment of the full local charges. Drought to Ilia I'op. OMAHA, Neb., April 12. Frank Dlnsmore, the wife murderer and slayer of Frank Laue, was brought to Lincoln from Kearney to be placed In tho pen itentiary for safe keeping until his execution, or until tho supremo court passes upon the appeal of his attorneys. Ho was brought here by Sheriff Funk ot Buffalo county. It will take some tlmo for the supremo court to act. If a decision can bo secured speedily and it is against Dlnsmore ha will be hanged July 20. The crime was com mitted In Buffalo county near the town of Odessa, but tho defendant took a change of venue nnd the case was tried nt Lexington, Dawson county. Dlnsmore has been kept at Kearney as tho Jail at Lexington was consid ered insecure. Fall From u Scaffold. STANTON, Nob., April 12. Cyrus J. Trent, an old resident and highly re spected citizen of this place, a contrac tor and builder, met with a very pain ful accident on tho farm of Paul Belz, two miles west of town, by a scaffold giving away, precipitating him to the ground and fracturing the bones of his rlgnt hip. It Is not known at this tlmo whethere ho has sustained Internal In juries. Mr. Trent has n number of contracts for the erection of dwellings hero nnd wll Iprobably be laid up dur ing tho entire season. Fatality of n Well Digger. OAKLAND, Neb., April ILL. P. An derson, n well digger, who was walling up n well, wns suddenly taken with nn epileptic fit, nnd fel ltwenty-flve feet headlong Into live feet of water, and wns drowned, at the farm of P. W. Swnnson, here. He leaves a wife and daughter and son, grown. Write Homo From I'hlllpplnc. RISING CITY, Neb., April 12. Wnrd Grubb, n son of E. Grubb of this placo, hns written homo In relation to tome of his experiences in the Philip pine nrmy, which he ontered several months ago, and In which ho hns evi dently seen conBldcrnblo hard scrvlco find received sovornl eloso calls, judg uig from his lcttor. He nlso tells of his promotion. He Is of tho opinion thnt tho wnr is nenring Its close. Orenulre Ilimlneii Men' Club. GRAND ISLAND, Neb., April 12. At a meeting of business men, which wns well nttonded, Mayor Piatt wns thoson ns temporary chairman, nnd Jnmes F. Rourko secretary. The moot ing was held for tho organization of a business men's club, or rather a reor ganization, nnd ns tho preliminary step Mayor Piatt wus Instructed to appoint, n commlttco to draft plans for an or ganization. Another meeting will soon be hold. Ilrakmuaii Initniitly Killed, ARLINGTON, Neb., April 12. Urakemun Frank Henlon wns killed lnstnntly hero while coupling cars. His head was mashed to a Jelly and his leg crushed. Tho cause of death was ac cidental and no blamo attached to the railroad company. Sale of Nebraska Cattle. MINDEN, Neb., April 12, A salo of thoroughbred shorthorn cattlo at Min den attracted quite a largo crowd of stockmen from nil over tho atnto, All uges sold on an average for about $110 per head, PROF. ANDREWS CHOSEN. Regent of the University Select Htm a Chancellor of the Institution. LINCOLN, Nob., April 13. Prof. E. Benjamin Andrews, superintendent ot tho Chicago public schools and former president of Brown university, will succeed Prof. Bcssey as chancellor ot tho University of Nebraska. This wns decided by tho board of reg onts at their meeting hero when, by a voto ot 4 to 2, tho Chicago educator was chosen to tho ofllco vacated by Chancellor MncLcan a year ago and which Prof. Besscy has filled tempor arily during tho prosont collego year. Party lines were strictly drawn In the choice of Andrews ns chancellor, Regonts Von Forcl, Konowor, Rich nnd Teeters voting for the Chlcagoan and Morrill nnd Gould ngalnst htm. It Is understood that Prof. Andrews will accept tho position ot chancellor, ns n committee ot two members ot tho board ot regents visited Chicago last week and had nn Interview with him. It Is supposed that nt this meeting tho placo wns tendered nnd ncccptcd. Prof. Andrews has n national reputa cd with tho educational Interests ot tho tlon, having been prominently connect ed with the educational Interests of the country for many years. He Is 5U years of age. having been born nt Hinsdale, N. H on January 19, 1844. Ho served through tho civil war, en listing ns n private, nnd wns promot ed to corporal, sergeant, quarter master-sergeant nnd second lieutenant. Ho was wounded at Petersburg Au gust 21, 18G4, losing nn eye. Returning home nt tho close of tho war young Andrews entered Brown unlvoralty nnd graduated In 1870. He took a course In theology In Newton Theolog ical Institution, graduating therefrom in 1874. Tho title in LL. D. wns conferred upon Prof. Andrews by tho University of Nebraska and that of D. D. by Col by university. On November 25, 1870, ho was married to MIbs Ella Anna Allen. Prof. Andrews has successively held the following positions: Princi pal of Connecticut Literary Institute, Sumeld, Conn., from 1870 to 1872; pas tor of tho FlfBt Baptists church, Bev erly, Mass., 1874 to 1875; prosldent ot Dennlson university, Granville, O., 1875 to 1879; professor of homlletlcs, Newton Theological Institution, 1879 to 1S82; professor of history and political economy, Brown university, 1882 to 1S88; professor of political economy nnd flnanco, Cornel, 18S8 to 1889; pres ident of Brown university, 1889 to 1898. Prof. Andrews Is tho nuthor of "In stitutes nnd Constitutional History, English nnd American," "Institutes ot Economics," "An Honest Dollar," "Wealth and Moral Lnw," "History of tho United States" and "History of the Lnst Quarter Century In tho United States." ITnlterilty Iuteret. LINCOLN, Ajrll 13. Regents of tho university made n slight change In the law department by a reduction of the number of lecturers and nn increase in tho number of instructors, nnd C. S. Loblngler of Omaha wns elected a pro fessor of law, to fill ono ot tho vacan cies. Tho university BUgar school wna discontinued, but provision was made for giving Instructions in sugar chem istry. Louiso Pound, "90," now nt Heidelberg, was elected adjunct profes sor of English literature. The vacancy In the department of elocution, caused by tho designation of Mrs. Manning, vas filled by the appointment ot Miss Alice Howell of Omaha. Attnck Chattle Mortgage Law. LOUP CITY, Neb., April 13. District court Is In session here with Judgo Sul llvan presiding. The most Important caso at this term Is tho caso against Tockey, charged with disposing of mortgaged property. R. J. Nightingale, tho attorney for the defendant, filed a demurrer to tho Information attacking tho constitution ality of section 9, tho stato law, and es pecially thnt part of It which says tho consent must bo In writing. Tho de murrer was sustained by tho court. The caso will bo certified to ho supreme court nt onco nnd nn effort made to have an early hearing. Woman Bhnot Her Neighbor. SUPERIOR, Neb., April 13. Mrs. Chnrlos Stovenson, a young woman, shot and probably fatally wounded Frank McBrlde, aged 70 years, at Itu bons, an Inland town In Kansas, seven miles southwest of this city. Mrs. Stovenson and McBrldo vero neigh bors. McBrlde notified Mrs. Stevenson to keep hor chtckens nt home. In tho quarrel which followed Mrs. Stevenson drew n revolver from a mitten which sho woro nnd shot McBrlde In tho faco and throat. His chances of recovery aro very slight. Mrs. Stovenson Is under arrest. Both parties nro well-to-do people and are well known here. Strangled Illnur'f In Jail AUBURN, Nob., April 13. A man by the name of Morris Headier was found dead In tho city Jail, whero ho had been placed for disorderly conduct on the streets. The verdict of tho cor oner's Jury was that ho camo to his death by smothering, having purposely or nccldentally set flro to his bed tick and strangled from the smoke. On his person was found it pension vouch er from Topeku, Knn from which his name wns secured. Sylvester Ferry Decker ASHLAND, Neb., April 13. Sylves tcr Perry Decker, ono of the most prominent citizens of Saunders county, died here nt tho age of 58 years. Mr. Decker was born In Pennsylvnnla and moved to Cass county, Nebraska, in 1S57. In 1870 ho moved to Ashland and has slnco been engaged In tho grain business here. Jloiiiln to Aid (lulf Itnnd, STROMSBURO, Neb., April 13. Platto nnd Pleasant Homo precincts In tho western part of Polk county voted bonds Monday to aid In the con struction of the Nebraska & Gulf rail way. Improvement at O'Neill O'NEILL, Nob., April 13. A hotel project has boen under consideration at n series of business men's meetings. It Is proposed to build a hotel with store rooms underneath nt a cost of $25,000. Tho necessary funds havo nearly all been subscribed. THE MARKETS DY TELEGRAPH Quotation From New York, Chicago, South Omaha anil KUewhere. SOUTH OMAHA LIVE STOCK. SOUTH OMAHA. April 12. CATTLE Cows and heifers woro In good uemnnd nnd tho market on Hint kind of cattlo J n not only steady, but active. Tho of ferings woro nil taken enrly nnd tho pens cleared. Some rood cornfed cows and heifers sold us high ns 11.60. Blockers and feeders In good demand. Itecclpts of alt kinds of cnttlo wcro large. llecf steers, J3.8O0S.15; steers nn dhclfcrs, JI.33J14.C3; cowb, J2.004.60; cows nnd heifers, J3.60W 4.S0; heifers, K.SOill.BO: bulls, J3.15W5.09; calves. Jl.00O7.00; stock calvos, JI.2itffl.2S; stock cows and heifers, J3.2SOI.35; Block ers nnd feeders. J3.60ff5.00. HOUtf Tho early snlcs of good mixed loads were very generally nt J5.37MU5.40, with a few of the commoner loads nt 5.3o, and somo of the hotter load nt J5.12U06.1S. The most of tho bogs sold on Monday nt J5.39SS.35, with a J5.10 top. Hogs sold today at the highest point of tho year nnd 200250 higher than t week ago. SHEEP There wns a fair run nnd a corresponding good demand. Iluyers ere nil out early and tho offerings for tho most part wcro soon disposed of. Choice ycnrllngs. J6.1506.23; fair to good yearlings, J6.0uii6.l5: good to choice wethers. J6.00tf6.25; fnlr to good weth ers, J5.7SO6.00: good to choice fed ewes, JJ.BOOS.7G; fnlr to good owes, JJ.00OS.10j good to choice native lambs, $7.0K7.15: good to cholco western lambs, J6.00O7.13; fair to good western lambs, J0.W6.83; feeder wethers, Jl.B0O5.00; feeder, year Ings. J3.00O5.C0: good to cholco feeder lnmbs. Jo.23O6.C0. CHICAGO CHAIN AND PROVISIONS. CHICAGO. April 12.-WHEAT No. 3 spring, ClOCSc; No. 2 red, CSttfrTOo. CORN-No. 2, 39Hc; No. 2 yellow, li 03!)JC. OATS-No. 2, XUfl25c; No. 2 while, 27Hff28i4o: No. 3 white. aC'AOZSUc il E No. 2, 67c. IIARLEY No. 2. 40i,MNlc. SEEDS No. 1, flaxseed- unit northwest, J1.73. Prime timothy, J2.35H2.10. Clover, contract grnrto, J7.C0. PROVISIONB-Mcss pork, per bbl., J12.23OJ3.05. Lard, per 100 lbs., J6.76O7.00. Short ribs (loose), J6.95O7.30. Dry snltod shouldors (boxed). J6.75O7.00, Short clear sides (boxed), J7.2507.33. NEW YORK GRAIN MA11KHT. NEW YOUK. April ll-WHEAT-Clos-od tlrm nt Mc net ndvunce. May, 73 lS-16fl7lic. cloed nt 71Hc; July, 73 15-16 WHHc, closed nt 7114c; September, 74V4CP 74c. closed nt 74ic. COIIN Closod llrm nt ia not advance. Mny, 45',T45?ic, closed nt 4B4a: July, 45H4611C. clotcd Ht 46,c; September, clos ed nt 46ftc. OATS Spot, easier; No. 2. 2Sic: No. 3. 2SW.C: No. 2 white, 31U03lHc; No. 3 white, 3054031c: trnck mixed western, 29 f30c; track white, 31033c. Options In active hut steady; Mny closed nt 28Hc; No. 2 white, Mny, closed nt 30ic. KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK. KANSAS CITY, April 12. CATTLE Supply quickly disposed of nt steady prices; heavy native steers, ll.7Mj5.50: lightweights, J4.40O6.40; Miockers nnd feeders, J3.50t75.20; butcher cows nnd helforB, J3.40O6.0O; ennners, J2.73O3.40; fed westerns, J4.15O4.60; Tcxans, JI.lBO4.C0. HOOB Supply mostly of Inferior class; deslrablu grades steady, others shada lower: heavy, J4.5OO5.50: mixed, J.ri.23fl 5.40; light, J5.10O5.37i4: I'lgK. J4.70O5.00. SlIEEl' AND LAMHS-Kod orferlngB very Inactive nnd strong to 10c hlRher: spring lambs lower, nclllng nt J7.75; fed Colorado lnmbs, J7.00O7.15; muttonii. J5.60 tJO.av, wtoclters and feeders, J1.50OC.23; culls. J3.5034.50. CHICAGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. CHICAGO, April 1L CATTLE Natives boat load on sale today nt J5.55; good to prima Hirers, jri.10H6.K0; fair to medium, J4.23fl5.00; solected feeders, J4.2off4-W; mix ed Blockers. J3.WO4.00; cows, J3.O0O4.40; heifers. J3.E0O4.80; ennners, J2.25O2.80: bulls, J2.7504.25: calves, liberal supply and lower at JI.25O6.60. HOOS Average shude higher, closing weak; top, J6.70; ' mixed nnd butchers, J5.40O5.67H; good to choice hsnvy, th.'.Ml 6.70; rough heavy. J5.40O6.50; light, J3.350 6.60: bulk of sales, J5.5SO5.C0. SHEEP AND LAMUS-Shecn, strong; lnmbs, about steady; good to cholco wethers, J6.20O6.60; fair to cholco mixed, J5.0OO6.10: western sheep. J6.O0O6.60: year lings, J6.O0O6.75; native lnmbs, J5.60O7.55; western lnmbs, J6.00O7.65. NAVY DEPARTMENT IS HELPING Providing Trnniport to Carry Food (tuff to India. WASHINGTON, April 12. Tho navy department Is doing nil In Its power to relievo the famino-strlckon peoplo of India. Dr. Louts Klopsch of the Christian Herald, has notified tho de partment that he has succeeded in col lecting n large supply of foodstuffs, malriy corn, for the famine sufferers and has appoalcd to tho department to transport this supply to India. Mr. Charles Pepper wn sat tho navy de partment today to urge speedy action tn the matter and met with success. In view ot tho recent decision ot tho comptroller of tho treasury that tho unexpected amount ot tho sum appro priated by congress In 1807 to charter two vessels to carry foodstuffs to India wns available (Secretary Hay having decided that tho present famine was n continuation of that of 1807) Judge Advocate Lcmly today tolographcd Pay Director Denlston, In chargo of tho naval pay office at New York, to proceed with dispatch to ascertain tho terms on which he could charter a vessel to carry out to India the food stuffs which had boen collected at New York. Ho was told to secure tendem from owners of both steamships and sailing vessels, though probably a steamer Is preferred. Dr. Louis Klopsch also was telegraphed to put himself In communication with the pay officer in order to forward tho work. lloutelle I ItrnonilnuttMl. BANQOIt, Mo., April 12. The re publicans of the Fourth Malno congres sional district renominated Hon. Chan. A. Boutollo ns candidate for represent ative and elected as delegates to tho national republican convention In Phil adelphia, Frederick II. Parkhurst ot Dangor and Colonel Wnlnwrlght Gush ing of Foxcroft. Tho delegates wero not Instructed. Kama In a lltlzcard. KANSAS CITY, Mo April 12. A Star special from lleeley, Kns., In tho western part of tho state, says; Tho worst snow and wind storm of tho season Is raging over this section of tho country. It began this morning and has developed Into n verltablo blizzard. It Is flue for wheat, but hard on stock. Ilrjan Kn Itnute lCut. LOS ANOI3LE3, April 12. William J Drynn left for tho east by way of Phoenix, A. T and Albuquerque, N. iu today. Tho state commlttco 01 tho silver re publican party mot today In tniH city, and elected fifty-two delegates to tho national convention to bo hold in Kan sas City on July A. C. II. Lano wa3 ir.ado an honorary delegate. J, N. Phil lips was appointed chairman of mo delegation, and was glvon power to charter a special enr to convoy tho del egates to Kaunas CJty. GEN. JACOB S. C0XEY. FAMOUS LEADER OF THE COM MONWEAL. f Now Quarry Operator. and I Rap idly riling Up a fortune Food for Erery TMrap bat lie Unit Work for It. A notablo change has como over 3en. Jacob S. Coxcy of commonweal fame. From tho day that ho was or dered oft tho grass at tho national capital ho became a now man. Ho turned his attention from politics to finance, and la now making money at tho rnto of four figures a day. Ho Is operating a stone quarry flvo miles from Masslllon, Ohio, which Is ns prof itable as a small gold mine. Setting up as a largo employer of unskilled la bor, Gen. Coxcy has had a chnnco to demonstrate tho practicability of his commonweal theories. His son, Jesso Coxcy, a stalwart young fellow, has also figured extensively In tho solution of tho great "hobo problem." It Is tho policy of Coxoy not to turn away any man who wants work. Thero Is a steady run of men who como and go from tho quarry property. At pres ent thero nro fifty employes nt tho plnnt, nnd among theso nro only two ot tho "hoboca" ot tho original com monweal army, but thero aro plenty of recruits from tho cuds of tho earth. Tho story of Coxoy'8 quarry has beon circulated among tramps all over tho country. Thoy nro Bitro of a welcome, a day's rations, and a chnnco to lcavo when work becomes too onerous. "Do 0I0 man's easy, but keep ycr eyes peolcd fer Jesso," Is tho word lately passed around. Somo tlmo ago thrco stout tramps arrived on Saturday evening lato and applied for work. They woro so hungry, they said, thoy didn't know whero to stay all night "You know mo; my name's Coxoy, Qon. Coxey ot tho commonweal army," said tho old man, heartily. "Make yourselves at home, cat all you want, and do a day'B work Monday." So on Saturday night and all day Sunday tho tramps feasted and rested from tholr roadsldo wanderings. Mon day morning, after a phenomonal broaktast, thoy took tho highway promptly In a direction opposlto to the general's quarry. This was tho lnst straw. Tho thing had happened so often that young Jesso Coxcy took matters In his own hands, common weal or no commonweal. Ho struck tho trail, and, single-handed, started In pursuit, Four miles away ho camo upon tho three commonwealcrs resting on tho tics of a railroad track. "Walk," Bald Jcbso Coxoy, briefly, as ho leveled n gun on tho trio. He marched them back to tho quarry and compelled them to do a day's work tor tholr Sunday lodgings, when thoy wore allowed to depart In peace. Coxey claims a part In making tho good armor of American ships. He says ho furnishes sand for the big ar-mor-plato plants of the land, and adds that his has been found to bo tho best, So tho "general" Iibb taken credit unto himself for rccont American naval vic tories, and announces In flaming col ors on posters pasted on tho cars that American naval supremacy is duo to Coxoy'a good sand. Tho "general" hns found thero aro dollars In tho sand, and ho Is not anything If ho is not a good advertiser of his wares. His com monweal fame attracts tho public to him whorovor he goes. Ho docs no es pecially court conversation on tho march ho mado for tho lost cause, neither does ho shrink when tho mat tor la brought beforo htm. At pres ent ho evidently does not caro to risk any moro army trlpn, oven for the sak'o of the principles which ho has long ad vocated. Ho Is too busy. His wealth Is piling up In conical form like a little pllo of sand from hln crushers. Besides the quarry ho owns lead mines In Mis souri and is preparing to put up a steel plant soon. But Coxoy has with him relics of his political canvass. On tho switch near his profitable quarry stand four coaches. Tho ono, a Pullman palace car, la used by Jesso Coxey, wife, and llttlo daughter, as a dwelling place A second car is used as kitchen and storo-room for workmen at tho quarry. Tho dining room is in a third car, tho ono usod by Coxoy in his political tour over tho United States. Tho sides ot tho car aro decorated with attractlvo printing, telling ot tho principles ad vocated by Coxoy on non-iuiorest-bearing bonds, good roads and other questions. But the interior of tho car has been changed. A long tablo of plain boards in in tho center of the coach. This is to seat tho hungry men as thoy como to tholr meals. Tin cups and plates aro always spread ready for incal time. There Is llttlo stylo when tho hoboes and other workmen cat, but thoy Beem withal to be a happy set and fairly well contontod with their lot. This non-lntercstlng-bearlng car is also used 08 a sleeper. Every man has his bunk. Thero aro lower and upper borthB, plain, but warm, and, no doubt, eomfortablo to the man who has swung a big slcdgo for 8 hours In crushing stone. Tho clothing on these beds Is of plain grade, but the bods aro kept in cleanly condition, and tho men express themselves satisfied with their sleoplng quarters. Coxoy'B homo, at present, Is near tho quarry. Ho nan a combination framo and log dwelling house. Thl Ken Knew It Wa Lent. A hen's egg wns marketed at Denl son tho other day measuring 7 by inches. Sioux City Journal. A prlvato telephone wlro from the war office to Windsor Castlo convey.1 to the queen now from the front.