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"Sri wm ir Si 4 8 iS: ,u !V mma fS ltituet ®o. gtald. W. HBOWK, Publisher. HUBLfiy, S. DAK. •A wealthy resident o1 a town A pathetic example of devdtlon to art has just occurred in New York. Leonard Cordes. long a noted orches tra player, was dying on Wednesday, when he called for his violin. It was a valuable,Italian instrument and when he look it in his hands ha began play* ing-^ "When the swallows homeward fly.' Just as he finished playing that ieautKu! melody his heart ceased to ^Jeat. In the coffin with him will be iiuried his loved violin. The robbery of a sum of money, ®aaoy Jewels, and other valuables, rep resenting altogether a sum of $50,000, was carried out. the other day in the Ruo Quincampoix, Paris, in a most audacious fashion. The burglars took an apartment on the fifth floor of the house on Saturday, paying $55 as their first installment of rent The next day they bored a hole through the ,• floor into the apartment immediately below 'while the tenants, were away ^^ending the day in the country. pgVVtien these unfortunate people return Wfd at night they fbund their safe ^2P^"1 ^en' t-eir roomft Jn ^E'lrobbers -'es^ped. ^5" ". The veteran academician, Sidney Cooper, has just entered upon his ninety-ninth year, and still paints a hours daily, A series of his if works was recently exhibited in Lon don. In France also a remarkable in dividual works on steadily, although has reached the age which gives a man aright to rest. Jules Verne has begun his ninety-ninth bbok, and has "ved to see many of his fantast ical taiea of adventure by land and sea and air come within the bounds of. possibility. As age is not without its' achievements, 90 it need not be with out its hopes or a new start. A Cht cag0 ^°man of ninety-two' lately f"- :apologized Ito Miss Jane Addams be she was not neighborly. She k- f? had always meant to be neighborly, ^^^p®t^^|v|4.ntende4.to begin. hut had put it off from time to time, when the hot weather was over she In. giving organs to 350 churches 'n Scotland at a cost of nearly a mil- jgj) Tfth. jc1 of dollars, Mr. Andrew Carnegie has followed a hint given by two $ famoup Americans. When Moody and |ankeyfirst went to Scatiand.the novel .' ^comment. &o simple and' catching Scotchmen, Mr. Carnegie has"certainly A,v ito fly to the mountains. By a great 1 •4* hut the river rose higher than it diri two years ago, and flooded three-quar tars of the whole valley. Only three houses are reported to have fes J#t l* noteworthy that of the men and *oinfe& tototloncd in the recent edition Res in Miller county. Mo., has selected a site near his own home and is building for himself with bis own hands an elabo rate tomb. For six scholarships recently award ed by the Georgia School of Technol ogy there were 660 applications. This is accepted as eyidence that the young lrhite men of the South are inclining toward manual and mechanical work as a career. Georgia papers note this change of sentiment with much satis faction. Formerly there was a preju dice against mechanical labor the prison farm. confusion/ Soae, and the •jsT^nsr.!'.•**•?• oiiUMuuu.tne novel Henry M. Shaw ("Josh Billings") is feature of an evangelist singing to a dead at her home at Saratoga, N. Y. Stijail America organ, created much were Mr. Sankey'a tunes, however,.^ -eaTS The ro' that they were resung in every vmage^ffi111® -rwsteas Pomona college, Los from Kirkmaiden to John O'Groats fngeies, Cal. have elected Rev. Geo. and the call for amnii A. Gates president of that institixtion. Sl on lh or- T/, collapsed iff this locality, but the whole of 4*? of "Who's Who In America," fifty-nlae per cent of those whose education is known are college graduate^ and sev enty per cent entered college. Thus although college graduates are barely on^'tn a hundred of the total popula tion. tljey number about one-half o£ thosS who have attained disttnctionl. tho year's crops are practically ruined. The colonLstB have held a meeting, asking the Argentine government to grant them land on the hills oq each Bide of the valley, where''they could escape in case of need, rt was also resolved to ask the government to relieve those who are in need, to as sist the colonists generally in making good the damage, and to take measures to protect them against further floods. The breaches in the embankment ard being Oiled up, hut a good many colo nists-.declare that they will emigrate to Canada. A» the„ Philadelphia' Press remarks, '"The odd* of the battle )f life so fgt Wccess ir-coBcerned &re ^rou^^imdred to one An the man ,i«_—• edaca*'"" -v Foreign Goutp A Rus so-American bank Is about to be started in St. Petersburg. The French government has decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Victor Hugo'? With by a national com memoration. The new lord mayor of London, Sir Joseph C. Dimsdale, who succeeds Frank Green, was installed at Guildhall with all the quaint formal!ties and cer emonies customary on the transfer of this office. News has been received at Stockholm that omonB the persons whose names are under consideration by the commit tee In charge of the award of the Noble prizes, are Dr. N. Senn of Chicago' and Thomas A. Edison of New York. C. E. Sismay, a London lawyer, has been granted a divorce from his wife, Anna, formerly Miss Catherine Wood hill, on statutory grounds. The courle were married in San Francisco in 1890. Mrs.- Sismay is now believed to be in San Francisco with her parents. The lost Tayaba mines, celebrated in Spanish annals as having: produced $80,000,000 In silver and gold in the sev enteenth century, which are described on Spanish maps as being situated in Northwestern Mexico, about 150 milts from the sea, near Dos Filares, have been found. Lord William Neville was recently released from Parlchurst prison, Lon don, on a tieket-of-leave. He was sen tenced to five years' penal servitude on Feb. 15, 1898, for fraud in connection with a promissory note. His lordship spent most of his time during- his in carceration in wheeling, p, barrow on JDr. C. MT Spa iter of New Tork was accidentally killed in Long Island sound, off New Rochelle, N, T., by Dr. Edward E. Tull, also of that city, while duck hunting. Mrs. Guy Deninbera and iier 'nfant child, who were severely burned in a fire which consumed their home in South Norwalk, Conn., is dead. This makes four deaths, two of the Denin bera children having perished in the hcuae. .. One of the worst fires in the history of Bradford, Pa., occurred recently. It originated in the livery stable of F. P. Beanier and consumed a dozen build ings, including' the *36,000 city hall. Thirty-seven horses in the livery stable perished. The loss is estimated at $150,000, Frank McCoy, an electrician in the employ of the electric light company at Council Bluffs, Iowa,- was electrocuted by a live wire at the top of a 150-foot eleotric tower. He went to the top of the tower to repair a broken light, and was found dead later, a current of 5,000 volts having passed through his body. ... The plant of the Logan Milling com pany and the First Presbyterian church building at Logansport, Ind., were en thely destroyed by fire recently. The milling company's loss is $40,000 in surance, $10,000 church loss, $20,000 Insurance, $11,000. The publishing con pern of Wilson, Humphries & Co. and the Escort house were sightly £am a Peraonn) Mention.^' Zleppa E. Bradford Shaw, 'widow of hurial will take place at Lanesbo- Mass. Mrs, Shaw was eighty-one old" Dr. Gate6 made 1 6 tunes «ame hy the hundred. It is interesting teen years president of Iowa college, to add that Nearly thirty thousand dol- Georfee F.' Carpenter, a wealthy at lara In Briysn royalties on the Moody torney, aged eighty-one, vice president ln_^Ian®feld' |epaid their just generosity. Vice Chancellor Donaldson, Another, disaster, similar to that yearS aS0' ha9 be" 1^»"V -iS thft welsb. colonist in Patagonia.-1 .• longred cheering 'The River Gamwy haB once again] 'overflowed its banks. The harvest had (net heen ,gathered, and the people had 'effort the embauitm^nt on the,north-1 etu th6 valley has been kept Jn- tact. liower down the river flooded over many farms. The place was like a,aaa the embankment had to be bro down to allow the water to go batk Into the river, and it ebbed gradually. At Gaiman grefet efforts were made to safeguard the houses, his principal record at Grinneil, Iowa, where he was for thir- San key hymns being refused by °f the Citizen's National Bank, and father of Frank G. Carpenter of Wash- °hio- University of St. Andrew, announces the unanimous election of Andrew Car negie as lord rector. The students greeted the announcement with pro heering and the singing of again "He's a Jolly Good Fellow." a™ tt.„ Hon. J. D. Sarnighaus^n, publisher of the Indiana Staatszeitung at Fort Wayne^ Ind., and one of the oldest Ger man editors in the country, died at the age of eighty-two. He was widely known and hpid served in the Indiana legislature as a Democrat. "Mrs. Adelaide Herron, wife of MaJ. Gen. Francis J. Herron, died in New York. She was the oldest living gradu ate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville, and toe many years was prominent in Catholic religious and charitable societies In New York. Alice Washington Faircfctld, who is sixty-five years old and a third cousin once?: removed, of George Washington, appeared In New York as a pauper be ftre Supt. George Blair of the out-door poor department of the department of public charities, and was sent to the almshouse. .... Wrom W«»hI«Brton. Senator Quarles recommends radical treatment of Indian tribes by tlie gen eral government. Prominent business men urge Presi dent itbosievelt to recomrfiend reciproc ity with China. Land Commissioner Hermann will Vay'particuiar attenUon to government lands in Minnesota. ,, sssxszzst*** not up to the average of the past ten yearp. Tlie navy department spends enor mous sums for coal, and has estab lished' dealing'stations in many President Roosevelt, the first execu- I jnS iiTlilav°C1897d n'rfdm^rd.er" '^r*i V1 lanos, and here consuming it in crude potash. The department of agriculture reports that yiields of corn, wheat and hay are American Anti-Cigarette associ parts of tlw World. France recognises America's place in the worlds affairs by oonsulilng the Washington government regarding tho affair with Turkey. I in in go Against Schley, coivrresn may insti tute an investigation, jf exoner ated, Schley may -vtoe ad- miral. Crimea «n*l Criminals. For the second time James Callahan has been declared not guilty by an Omaha jury. Highwaymen held up a "Valley City (N. D. 'bus within the city limits, and secured $400. The jury in the case of Grant Crum ley, who was tried for killing Samuel Strong, a millionaire mine owner, re cently, has returned a verdict of ac quittal. Charles Edwin Remsen, an American of long residence in Mexico, committed suicide by shooting himself while in his •office. Business troubles are assigned as the cause. Burglars dynamited the vault of the Smithton National bank, Greensburg, Pa., but were unable to get into the safe, where $17,000 in cash was deposit ed. •_ They secured only $4. The con cussion partially wrccked the building. As the result of a family quarrel at North Platte, Neb., John Groat stabbed and fatally wounded his wife, and then cut his own throat. He cannot recov er. They are an aged German couple, and have resided in North Platte for twenty years. Otis Greene, indicted for murdering his wife at Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 9, pleaded guilty to murder in thte second degree, and was sentenced to the peni tentiary for life. Greene shot his wife on the street, and then shot himself through the temple. From the effect of the shot he became totally blind. Alex. Seaman is in prison in New Tork, charged with a series of alleged swindling stock operations, under the name of M. F. Phillips. The police say Seaman advertised himself as a mem ber of the stock exchange and secured a number of out-of-town accounts. No return was ever ma&e. General. unions in Chicago decide Machinists to enter politics. wrner in oats la being manipulated by a Chicago speculator. Chicago Great Western authorities deny rumors of a deal with the Soo. An Indiana boy married his former stepmother, with his father's consent and blessing. Gov. Beckham of Kentucky secerely criticises Gov. Durbin of Indiana for refusing to give up Taylor. An attempt to electrocute Jumbo II., the vicious elephant at the Pan-Ameri can exposition, proved a failure. Business interests oppose the re-en actment of the Chinese exclusion lawi on account of trade In the Far East. The Kentucky Federation of Labor denounces Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge for views expressed at their meeting Gen. Smith orders all troops in Sa mar to be under arms at all times, and will hold officers responsible for future surprises. Gov. Durbin of Indiana has written to governors of various states regard ing laws for reform among the youths of the country. The leading fruit-canning establish ments outside of the California. Fruit Canners' association, will pass into the hands of an Eastern syndicate. We love characters in proportion as they are impulsive and spontanepus. The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues the better we like him. The pastor of arv Indiana church or ganised a local qil company and forced prices down. His congregation then deposed him because its members are Standard Oil employes. '1 The Northern Securities company, With a capital stock of $400,000,000, has been incorporated in J^ew Jersey, to take over the common stock of' the N01 thern Pacific and the preferred stock of the Great Northern. Orders have been Issued by the De partment of the Missouri for the first squadron of the Eleventh cavalry, now stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to proceed to San Francisco in time to sail for the.Philippines Dec. 16. While suffering from hydrophobia, August Brocksick of Chicago knocked a policeman down and was subdued only after assistance had arrived and chloroform had been administered. He was taken to the detention hospital, where he died soon after his arrival. Rutgers college is the last recipient of Miss Helen Gould's bounty. She has given $25,000 to the New Brunswick (N. J.) college, and the. money has been made available for use this season. Miss Gould has recently made similar gifts to Vassar college and other insti tutions of learning.- A beautiful mausoleum is being erected at Paterson, N. J., by Mrs. Gar ret A. Hobart, for her husband, the late vice president. It is in the form of a tDoric temple, solid and massive, free 'from ornamentation, and a pure ex ample of Greek architecture. The wives of members of the Ohio society In New York, and ladles Inter ested In the Ohio colony In that city, have effected an organization known* as "The Daughters of Ohio." Mrs. A CUT M. I. Southard, wife of the president of the Ohio society, has been elected tem porary chairman. After lying In idleness for over four years, the famois Luetgert sausage factory In Chicago has "been sold by the administrator of the estate of the dead sausagemaker. The plant was one of the most extensive private enterprises in Chicago, and it was within the gloomy ation, which is said to have a mem bership of over SOO,000, Is said to have drawn a pledge which is to be read in ersry Sunday school in the United States on Nov. 2 It binds the s7gn^3 bj^ain tobadco in any form until twenty-one years of age, and it is expected that several hundred thousand signatures will be obtained. This Oceanic Steamship UnV gets th« English and French mail transporta tion contracts from Australia and To. hlti. BRITISH pTlES Ilnsc Conspiracy to Form a. Repub lic In Northwest Territory. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 19.—An uncon firmed story comes from Skagway, A'aska, under date of Nov. 6, telling of the diijeovery of what is alleged to be a huge conspiracy existing at Dawson, and ramifying to Skagway, Victoria and Vancouver and Seattle, for the overthrow of the local government of thr Northwest Territory, and the es tablishing of a republic, with Dawson as its capital. According to the details of the story, arms, ammunition and provisions have been token in over the railroad and cached at strategic points. Prominent American residents of Skagway are said to be ringleaders In the conspir acy. Miners to the number of 5,000 are said to await the summons to arms, ready to fight for the Independence from dominion rule of the gold fields, cemps and towns. The plan Is to Overpovrer thj mounted police, arrest the civil au thorities and take the government into their own hands. The rigors of the Arctic winters would give the insur gents six months' immunity from at tack by Canadian or British troops, and the adventurous arch-conspirators hope for intervention or outside assis tance by the time the melting of ice End snow will permit the invasion at their isolated republic. It is further related that a hurried conference, lasting until midnight, was held at Skagway Nov. 5, at which were present Capt. Corrigan of the North west mounted police, who had arrived from across the Canadian border late that evening. Judge Brown of the United States district court, United States Marshal Shoupe, United States Attorney Frederick and Maj. Hovey, commanding the United States troops a"-. Skagway, attended the meeting. This was the last of several Hasty Consultations between the civil and military repre sentatives of the two powers in rela tion to "the mysterious transportation of supplies into the interior and. rumors of a conspiracy to, lead the miners In a revolt against the Canadian govern ment in the Northwest Territory. Those present maintained subsequent ly the strictest silence ..concerning the new evidence laid before them, and their evident anxiety helped to confirm +he rumors of conspiracy. ~:apt. Corrigan took a train back across the border the next morning, while United States Marshal Shoupe embarked on the first steamer for Seattle, which port he reached several days ago. The object of his visit Was presumably to confer by telegraph with the authorities at Washington. He sailed Saturday afternoon on the Dolphin on his way. !?,v BLOODY BATTLE I3V KENTUCKY. ®Be Striker Killed and Several Men Wonnnilei. Henderson, Ky., Nov. 19.—The situa tion in the Western Kentucky coal field is decidedly grave. Since 4 o'clock yesterday morning the gangs of law less. intruders from other stages and from other counties in Kentucky, who .CULLOM SUCCEEDS DAVIS. Illinois Senator Will Be Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee. Washington, Nov. 19.—Senator Cul lcm of Illinois will be chairman of the foreign relations committee of the sen ate to succeed the late Senator Davis. "Ever since Senator Frye announced that he would not take the chairman ship of that committee," said Senator Cullom yesterday, "I have expected to take it, being the senior member ot tne committee after Mr. Frye. That is still my intention. It is so under stood by my friends and other sena tors. Saturday I talked with Senator Lodge, who is next? or. the committee, and he offered me his congratulations on my coming chairmanship, which I accepted. We conferred as to the fu ture work of the committee. There is no rivalry between us, and, of course, there will be no contest for the place. 1 cannot understand why rumors to tho effect that I was undecided Wheth er or not to take this chairmanship should be put into circulation. I had no other intention since Mr. Frye de clined the honor." BRIBERY ALLEGED.r Chief Jnstlce of Arizona Goes to Washington to Answer Charges. Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 19. Webster Street, chief justice of the territorial court, has gone to "Washington to ap pear before the department of justlcei to answer charges of bribery brought against him last summer in connection with a decision affecting the Iting of Arizona Mining company. It is al leged in the complaint that Street ac cepted a bribe of from J5.000 to $7,000. Msr mnii. w""." Street was in Washington some time tJL* 5 _ory ago and requested an Investigation, which Attorney General Knox prom ised him. Street has just received no tice that the charges will be consid ered Nov. 21. BRITISH CATCHES. J, An Avernspe of a Hnndrcrt Bo'er Pris oner* Per Week. Bloeinfontiein, Nov. 19.—Boer prison- ers Cl0ntlnue t0 to ab^ain from the use of cigarettes tt YarIous British mobile columns in the v~iga.iei.ies or prange River Colony haye been sent into Hopkins and Web- «v™uc ouiuun neara ox me ster counties by the United Minework- case and Hannah was brought to the ers* union, have made two fierce at- station. After hearing her story Stro tacks upon guarded mine.=, in one of which one man was instantly killed, another shot through the body and will die, and some seven or eight others more or less seriously wounded. In addition to this, a deliberate attempt was made late in the afternoon to as sassinate two men employed by the St, Bernard Coal company, who-were driv ing peacefully along the highway on their way to their homes in the vicinity of Nortonville. This general outbreak of anarchy and outrage has at last aroused the authorities of the state to actiou. Yesterday the Hopkinsville company was oidered to Madisonville, and the Madisonville company was or dered to report under arms at their armory at 11 o'clock last "light. It 5s probable that a" battery or artillery from either Louisville or Lexington will be on the way to the seat of war within twenty-four hours. arrive here from thte at the rate of about 100 per week. The Official Ga zette contains a list of the names of Boers who have' died in the refugee concentration barracks in Orange Riv er Colony since the publication of the last statement. The list contains 230 names, and of these 180 are those of children under the age of fourteen.' flENDISII FATHER COMPELS GBiLDRKN TO WATCH DEATH AGONIES OIP THJBIR MOTHER.' FORCED TO SUICIDE BY ABUSE WOMAN SWALLOWS CARBOLIC ACID AFTER A VIOLENT QUAR REL. HUSBAND LAUGHS WHILE SHE DIES FORBIDS CHID HEN TO SUMMON HELP FOR THEIR DYING MOTHER. .. ,V- New York, Nov. 19—Mrs. Annie Stro bel, aged thirty-nine., the wife of Charles Strobel, a stove smith of 308 Ellery street, Williamsburg, yesterday committed suicide by swallowing car bolic acid. It is charged that she was left to die in the presence of her three children, whose father refused to permit them to leave the room to summon help. Stro bel Is well-to-do. On account of his hasty temper, it is said, he and his wife often quarreled. They had just finished dinner, short ly after noon yesterday, when Strobel, it is said, started a quarrel. Mrs. Strcbel began to cry,, and threatened that If she was not treated better she would end her life. The oldest daugh ter, Hannah, aged twelve, wis in the room. When Mrs. Strobel repeated the threat to kill herself Strobel is said to have replied: "You ought to be dead. You haven't the nerve to kill yourself. Why don't you do it?" Mrs. Strobel went to her bedroom c.nd Swallowed Carbolic Acid, after which she staggered back to the kitchen and sank to the floor. All the children began to scream when they saw their mother in her death agonies. Strobel silenced them and, Hannah de clares, forbade her to leave the room to summon help. He compelled her help' an1 He the other compelled he chlldren. she says, to re main quiet while their mother was dy ing. It was declared by the girl that her father laughed while the mother was dying. Strobel was under the impression that his wife was dead, and Hannah declares that he said to her: "Now she is dead. You can go after an un dertaker." The girl ran into the hall and ap pealed to the neighbors to send a doctor. Mrs. Strobel was still alive when the ambulance arrived, but she died half an hour later without regain ing consciousness. The police of the Vernon avenue station heard of the bel was arrested. He declares that he had no recollection of acting in the manner described by his daughter. He was locked up. .. FORCED TO FLEE. Insurgents Are Routed hy a Com pany of the Ninth Infantry. Manila, Nov. 19.—Company E of the Ninth infantry, Capt. F. H. Schoeffel, was attacked by a force of bolomen and several insurgent-3 armed with rifles at a point six miles from Taran gin, in the Island of Samar. The in surgents tried to rush the Americans, but failing to accomplish their purpose they quickly broke and scattered. The men of the Ninth had a corporal and a scout killed and one private wounded. Sixteen of the bolomen were killed, while the riflemen escaped. Ten I-Iotchkiss rapid-fire guns will be sent to the Southern islands for op eration in the mountains. Capt. Her man Hall of the Twenty-first Infantry has been scouting for several days In Batangas province. He had four sep arate engagements with the insur gents- there. Judging from the firing on these occasions Capt Hall estimates the force of each band of the rebels at fiom thirty to fifty, They made no at tempt to charge Capt. Hall's party. Capt. Hall's scout resulted In the cap ture of one Insurgent officer and 60,000 pounds of rice. Gen. Sumner, com mander of the district of Southern Lu zon, highly praises Capt. Hartman and his troop of the First cavalry Who last Wednesday morning attacked 400 in turgents Intrenched in rifle pits at Buan, Batangas province, and Ronted Them. Gen. Sumner says the blow then ad ministered by Capt. Hartman is the mo»t severe the insurgents have ex perienced since he (Gen, Sumner) as sumed command of the district. Owing to the accidents to the United States transports Sheridan, Warren and Hancock, all having met with ac» cidents in the inland seas of Japan, the return of the visiting congressmen Is r.cw delayed until the latter part of the year. The Filipino priest Deposoy has been sentenced by court martial to the pen alty of death tor the murder of certain of his. countrymen who favored the Americans. Out of respect, however, to the condemned man's calling and the great religious body to Which he belonged and most unworthily repre sented, Gen. Chaffee has commuted his sentence to twenty years' imprison ment. Gen. Chaffee desires it to be understood that the leniency exercised in the case cannot be known as a precedent, and that no person in the islands can be permitted to frtead his office, however sacrt and exalted it may be, as protection against crimes committed. ROBBCRS EMPTY BASK VAULT. Total Value of Plunder Secured at Greenville, Iowa, Not Kiutwn. Spencer, Iowa, Nov. 19.—The Green ville bank, nine miles south, was robbed Saturday night. The vault doors were blown off and the robbers took all the money ind papers.. The bank ia owned by the First National bank of this city. The amount taken Is not known, but the damage to he vault and building was $1,000. The time lock shows that it was .broken at o'clock. There is no clue, ffirf THE) MARKETS. Latest Quotations From Grata ulve Kock Centers. St. Paul, Nov. 19. Wheat -^. No.l Northern, 71 @71 l-2c No. 2 Norther! 6C@6.il-2c. Corn—No. 3 yellow, 611-2| 62c No. 3, 61@611-2c. Oats No. No. 3 white, 39 l-2@40c No. 3, 381-21 39 l-4c. a The following market letter Is fur nished by Edwards, Wood & Co., grain and stock brokers, 8 Chamber of Com merce, Minneapolis, and 310 Board of Trade, Duluth: Nov. 13—Yesterday wheat and corn declined 1 cent per bushel for the De cember and May options, and oats 5-8c from the prices prevailing last week and on Monday of this week. The ex cuse for-'the decline was the North western receipts of 1,400,000 bushels, double those for 'he corresponding day last year. This also caused Liverpool cables to come lower. Rains were re ported In the winter wheat districts which have been reporting injury by drouth and flies. The government crop report on corn was also considered bearish. It makes the average yield of rn 16.4 bushels per acre, and on an estimated acreage of 82,000,000 acres. Calls for a crop of 1,360,000,000 bushels. The average yield last year was 25.30 bushels per acre, and for the past ten years 24.4 bushels. This year's average of 16.4 bushels is the lowest ever re corded. It should also be remembered that a large part of the estimated acreage has been cut for fodder, Iowa shippers are said to have more orders fiom the .South and West than they can fill at prices equivalent to 66 cents in Chicago. It is difficult to find bear arguments in these facts. The Argen tine wheat croip, which has been re ported almost destroyed by drouth, la now being further Injured by too much rain, according to reports frOm there. Our visible supply of wheat increased l&s than a million bushels, last week a(id the English ^visible decreased 231, 000 bushels as compared with an in crease Of 872,000 bushels last year. Wheat on passage increased 3,000,008 bushels. The decline yesterday was no more than the natural reaction of a temporarily over-bought market, and' we still think that wheat bought'on such, reactions will make profits." In fact corn, has already recovered the loss. If you are unfamiliar with the grain trade write for our free private tele graph cypher explaining speculation and our free dally market letter. Dickering with Brigands. Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 19.—The brig ands who abducted Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American missionary, and Mme. Tsllka, her companion, have not yet replied to the latest proposals of Mr Dickiqson, diplomatic agent of the t-nlted States at Sofia. This Is be lieved to be due to the fact that the band has many leaders and that th-» latter are unable to agree among tnorcselves. There Is a general Im pression here that time is being flrit teied away while waiting for the brig ands to reduce their demands. 1 Minneapolis, Nov. 19.—Wheat—No. hard, 73c No. 1 Northern, 711-4d No. 2 Northern, 68 3-4@69 l-4c. CornJ No. 3 yellow. 591-4@59 3-4c no gradl 67 l-2c. Oats—No. 3 white, 39@3P l-2c| Duluth, Nov. 19.—Wheat—Cash, N| 1 hard. 74 l-So« No. 1 Northern, 711-S[ No. 2 Northern, 68 5-8c No. 3 spring 66 l-8c to arrive, No. 1 hard, 74 l-8c No. 1 Northern, 711-8c DecembeJ 70 l-8c May, 73 3-4c oats, 39 5-S@40c rye, 56 l-2c barley, malting, 49@5Sc, corn, 69 3-4c flax, cash, 11.441-2 to arl rive, $1.44 November, $1.44 December $1.41 May, $1,441-2. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 19. Flour i| dull. Wheat steady No. 1 Northerr. 72c No. 2 Northern, 70 3-4c December 71_7-Sc. Ry2 firmer No. 1, 59 l-2c Barley steady No. 2, 58 l-2c sample. 45®58c. Oats steady No. 2 white, 43c| Corn—December, 59 3-4c. Chicago, Nov. 19.—Cash Wh'eat—No| 2 red, 73 l-4@74 l-2c No. 3 red, 711-2S 3c No. 2 "hard winter, 72@73c No. hard winter, 711-2@72c No. 1 North-I ern spring, 73 l-2@74 l-2c No. 2 North! ern spring, 711-2@73 l-2c No. 3 spring! 68@72c. Corn—No. 2, 61 l-4c No. 3, 61c| Oats—No. 2, 40 l-2@41c No. 3. 401-4« 40 l-2c. Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 19. Cattle Beeves, $3.50 6 cows, bulls anL mixed, $1.60 4 stockers and feeders] $email@example.com yearlings and calves, $2,505 4. Hogs, $5.50&5.70 bulk, $5,57 1-2 5.60, Chicago, Nov. 19. Cattle Good tc prime steers, ?firstname.lastname@example.org poor to medi um, ?4 6.30 stockers ahd feeders,! $2©4.30 cows, $email@example.com helfefs, 5.50 canners, $firstname.lastname@example.org bulls, $i.?5 4.50 calves, $email@example.com Texas-fed steers,] $3 4 Westerns, $3.65(35,45. Hogs Mixed and butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org good tol choice heavy, $email@example.com rough! heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $5.10S5.50 bulkl of sales, $email@example.com. Sheep, $2.7504.20 I lambs. $firstname.lastname@example.org. South St. Paul, Nov. 19. Cattle I F^ncy butcher steers, $5.60@6 prime,| $email@example.com good to choice, $4.25@4(?0 com-, mon to fair, $3®4 fancy butclfier cows! and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org prime, $3.90*9' I 4.15 good to choice, $email@example.com fair,[ $firstname.lastname@example.org canners and cutters, $1.40@| 2.60 good to choice butcher bulls, $2.501 @3 common an bo'ogna bulls, $1.75® 2.25 good to choice veals, $4.50@5 common t,o fair, $email@example.com good to choice feeding steers, $3.25@4 common to fair, $2.50@3.J0 good to choice stock steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org common to fair, $email@example.com good to choice ste®*- calves, common to fair, choice stock cows and heifers, $2.30@ 2.65 Common to fair, $1.7V®2.25 good to choice heifer-calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org com mon to fait $email@example.com stock and feed ing bulls, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice milch cows and springers, $32@40 common to fair, $25@30. =. $2.50®2.90 $email@example.com good to Hogs Light, $5.3505.55 mixed Uiid butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org heavy $5.35@5 65" rough packing. $email@example.com boars $20 2.50 stags, $4.50@5 pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Good to choice fat lambs, $3.7E@4.10 common to fair, $email@example.com good to choice fat wethers, $3.10@3 35 common to fair, $2.90@3 good to choica fat ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org common to fair. $email@example.com killing bucks, $1.75 2.25 good to choice stock and feeding lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org common to fair, $2.75 @3.15 buck lambs, $email@example.com good to choice feeding wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org com mon to fair, $email@example.com good to choice feeding ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org common to fair, $email@example.com stock ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org.