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Industrial Commission Discusses the
Cause of Agricultural Depression.
Tillers of the Soil Are Charged With
Lack of Business Planning and Man-
agementRaise Same Crops Year
After Year.
Washington, Nov. 13.The indus
tiial commission has made public its
review of evidence taken on the sub
jects of agriculture and agricultural
labor. Among other subjects dis
cussed is that of agricultural depres
sion of which the commission speaks
as follows:
"The cause most often assigned for
the depression of agriculture in the
Eastern states is the increased produc
tion due to the opening of Western
lands in advance of the natural de
mand, especially through the agency
of liberal land laws and grants of land
in aid of railroad construction. The
competition of the West has been
rendered especially severe by the pol
icy of the railroads in making the
freight rates relatively low for long
distances. The old staple products
having thus become unprofitable in
the Bast, it has been necessary for
farmers to change their methods and
vary the character of their crops, tak
ing up especially the culture of prod
ucts which are not easily transported
long distances. Thus truck farming
has largely superseded cereal growing
along the Atlantic coast, but farmers
in the North Atlantic states now com
plain of the severe competition of
states further south in this industry,
and much the same may be said of
fruit growing. Even so perishable a
commodity as milk is transported
much longer distances than formerly,
eince the introduction of refrigerator
"Another cause which several wit
nesses assign for the unsatisfactory
condition of agriculture some parts
of the country is the conservatism of
the farmers, their lack of quick
Adjustment to Changed Conditions,
and lack of effective busino 3S planning
and management. The faimers as a
class have not kept up with the times,
"but have raised the same crops year
after year without regard to changes
an supply and demand. This undue
conservatism and lack of managing
ability among farmers is especially
emphasized with reference to the
Southern states and is given as an
explanation of the too exclusive atten
tion to cotton production prevailing
"Another cause assigned for agri
cultural depression in the South is the
scarcity of money, the difficulty of bor
rowing on ieal estate security and the
consequent high rates of interest. It
seems to be possible, however, to bor
row money in the South at somewhat
lower rates of interest than formerly.
The decline in the price of cotton is of
course an important element in the de
pression of agriculture in the South.
The inefficiency of negro labor is as
signed as another cause. On the
other hand, it is affirmed that there is
too much good and cheap labor in the
South. An abundance of cheap labor
5s said to be unfavorable to the suc
cess of agriculture, because it results
in planting too large an acreage and
in neglect of personal attention by the
"Against the charge that farmers
are unduly conservative is put the
counter charge that they turn from
one crop to another without sufficient
regard to the suitability of the climate
and soil, or to the conditions of the
Governor General Well Pleased With
Recent Improvements.
Santiago, Cuba, Nov. 13.Governor
General Wood and Mrs. Wood, Col
lector Bliss, Captain Slocum, Major
Kean and several ladies arrived here
during the morning on the government
yacht Konawha.
General Wood has expressed himself
as greatly pleased with the appear
ance of the city and the recent im
provements. Ir the course of the
afternoon he inspected the troops at
Morro barracks. He will remain in
the district fOr several days looking
over the military posts and examining
the. public works.
Over a Hundred Families Left Home
less at Thomas, W. Va.
Parsons, W. Va., Nov. 13.Fire at
Thomas, in this county, destroyed 62
buildings and left over 100 families
homeless. The postoffice, many stores
and 30 houses belonging to the Davis
Coal company are in ruins, and the
loss is estimated at from $150,000 Jo
$200,000. One life is reported to have
been lost. The high wind made the
fighting of the fire impossible, and all
the destruction was wrought in three
hours' time. The fire started by the
explosion of a lamp.
Vessels Had Not Been in Danger.
Detroit, Nov. 13.The schooner
Sweetheart, Captain Keller, of Buffalo,
arrived in Detroit during the day and
the captain was very much surprised
to learn that his vessel had been adrift
and in a foundering condition, as re
ported from Alpena, Mich. Captain
Keller said his vessel had been
aground at Tohermoray Point, but was
not in the least danger at any time.
Cut His Sister's Throat.
Centerville, la., Nov. 14.Louis Bail
ies cut the throat of his sister, Kessie,
inflicting a fatal wound, ard then
slashed his own throat in a futile at
tempt at suicide. He is believed to
be insane.
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Commander of the Department of the
Colorado Retires.
Washington, Nov. 13.Brigadier
General Henry C. Merriam has been
placed on the retired list on. account
of age. His present command, the de
partment of the Colorado, will be as
sumed temporarily by Brigadier Gen
eral J. C. Bates, commanding the de
partment of the Missouri. It is ex
pected that Major General Arthur Mac
Arthur, about Jan 1, will be assigned
to,. command the department of the
Colorado. He has expressed a prefer
ence for that assignment and the or
ders will be issued when he is relieved
from his present duties in this city as
a member of the board of brevets.
Next to General Wade. General Mer
riam was the ranking brigadier gen
eral in the anny. He served through
out the Civil war in the volunteers,
having entered the service as captain
of the Twentieth Maine infantry in
1862 He was a major general of vol
unteers during the Spanish war. His
most conspicuous service in latei
years was in command of the troops
during the Couer D'Alene labor riots
This afterward was investigated by a
committee of congress and General
Merriam's course was approved
Manufacture of Arms and Ammunition
Proceeding on a Great Scale.
London, Nov. 13 Telegraphing
from Hankow the Peking correspond
ent of The Time# Dr. MoBrison, says:
"The Yangtse valley is now peaceful
and no doubt is entertained that the
court will return to Peking. Trade is
very active here. The manufacture of
arms and ammunition is proceeding on
a great scale at all the principal Chi
nese arsenals. There are 2,000 work
men in the Hankow arsenal and 2,500
in the arsenal at Shanghai. Forty
thousand gun stocks were recently im
ported and 15,000 Mausers are now
ready for distribution. Large con
tracts for the supply or rifles are being
negotiated by the representatives of
European firms. Work on the railway
from Hankow to Canton has not yet
been begun. Recently Sheng, the
taotoi. asked that categorical assur
ance should be given to the Chinese
government that this concession,
which was granted to an American
syndicate because the syndicate wa"
American, should not become subject,
as was reported from America, to the
Belgians, who hold three-fifthfe of the
original stock."
Forecast of the Election of Directors
for the Burlington.
Chicago, NOY,. 13.The Tribune says
regarding the coming meeting of the
stockholders of the Burlington road:
It is understood that all the 11 di
rectors have been agreed upon by the
Hill and Harriman interests. It can
be stated that three of the new di
rectors will represent the Harriman
interests, one the Rockefellers, one the
Vanderbilts and the rest will be on the
Hill side It is also stated that ther*
will be no change in the management
of the Burlington for the present, ex
cept that Darius' Miller will be elected
second vice president to fill a vacancy,
and he will be the traffic director of
the Hill roads, with headquarters at
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
Railroad company, the Missouri lines
of the Burlington and the Burlington
and Missouri River railroad in Ne
braska will be leased to the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy company, which
will operate all the Burlington lines.
Both Sides to the Contest Still Claim
the Victory.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 13.Partial
returns from every county- in Alabama
indicate that the new constitution has
been ratified by nearly 30,000 votes.
The black belt counties, where the
largest majorities for ratification are
expected, have been slow to send in
returns and when the official count
is made the vote may go as high as
32,000. All of the white counties have
practically completed the count and
they voted for the new constitution by
a small majority.
General C. M. Shelly, leader of the
opposition, claims the state will cast
a majority of at least 20,000 against
ratification. He bases that estimate
on the returns from North Alabama,
which show increased majorities
against the new constitution.
Reports of the Danger of the City
Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.
New York, Nov. 13.Passengers ar
riving on the steamship Orizaba con
firm the news that the city of Panama
has not been taken by the rebels.
Among those who arrived was St C.
Hunt, agent of the Panama Railroad
Steamship line at Panama,/ Mr. Hunt
said that things were quiet when he
left that city Nov. 6.
"The reports as to the danger of
the city falling have been very much
exaggerated," he said. "The Iowa
was at Panama when we left and the
Machias at Colon with sufficient force
to protect the foreign interests. The
rebels have been careful and have
not molested American property. Gen
eral Alban will hold out, for he has
1,500 troops well armed and equipped."
Buy German Steamship Stock.
O London, Nov. 13."An American
syndicate has purchased 10,000 shares
of the stock of a Hamburg steamship
line through a Vienna bank/' says the
Berlin correspondent of The Daily
Mail. "The purchaser has been en
abled to demand at the next meeting
a revision of the articles of association
in its favor. There is a general feel
ing here that the American danger .to
German shipping is mpre serious than
had been supopsed.
Cases Before Federal Grand Jury.
St. Louis, Nov. 13.United States
^strict Attorney Rosier has presented
to the federal grand jury the cases of
tlio alleged Montana train robber, sup
posed to be Harry Longbaugh, and his
woman companion, Laura Bullion, who
are under arrest here. The district
attorney asks that the prisoners be
indicted on the charge of forging sig
natures on banknotes, and having in
their .possession stolen bank notes.
Colonial Secretary Wants Those Isl-
Took Them Only a Month to Deliver
Locomotives at Cape Town.
Cape Town, Nov. 13.J. W. Smart,
commissioner of public works of Cape
Colony, in the course of his recent let
ter to the papers here dealing with the
mission of Mr. Elliott, general man
ager of the Cape government railways,
portions of which have already been
cabled, asserted that of the 124 en
gines for the construction of which the
government sanction has been given
during the past two years, 26 have
been ordered from British firms and
38 from American. The contracts for
the remaining, 24 have not yet been
placed. It is hoped that the time of
the deliver^ and the prices will enable
these 24 to be ordered Great Brit
Mr. Elliott also declared that the
Cape government had offered as much
as 100 sterling premium per month
per locomotive for delivery within the
contract time.
As an instance of quick American
delivery he mentioned the fact that
four engines bought in April, 1900,
which were built for the Netherlands
company, and were awaiting shir-^ient,
were actually delivered at Cape .'own
during the following month.
Anomalies in the Russian Iron and
Coal Trades Puzzle M. de Witte.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 13.The per
sistent complaints of iron workers and
coal miners in regard to the difficulty
experienced in disposing of their
products and the consequent restric
tions in the output, while imports of
these products are increasing are so
inexplicable that the finance minister,
M. de Witte. has invited the mining
congress, in session at Kharkoff to
explain the matter. During the course
of a telegram to the congress. M. de
Witte points out that the imports for
the current year to Oct. 1 amounted to
6,621,000 poods of cast iron and cast
steel 3,383,000 poods of machinery,
and 184,122,000 poods of coal.
"In view," telegraphs the minister,
"of the very high duties imposed for
the protection of home inductries, I
ask the congress to explain how the
home producers can complain of a
lack of market in the face of such con
siderable imports of products which
might be supplied by Russian in
German Coal and Iron Producers Mani
fest Growing Concern.
Berlin, Nov. 13.The Vossische
Zeitung publishes a letter from Essen
asserting that the Rhine and West
phalian coal and iron producers now
manifest a growing concern at the ef
forts of the United States to extend
exports of coal and iron products to
the continent.
A prominent manufacturer is de
scribed as "expressing a belief that
the United States in 10 or 15 years will
supply all Mediterranean countries,
including Austria, with coal and iron.'^
Even tariffs, in the opinion of the
manufacturer referred to, will not be
sufficient to prevent the flooding of
European markets with American
Vessels on the Roc'ks.
Detroit, Nov. 13.A telegram re
ceived here by the Smith Transporta
tion company says that owing to the
terrible gale which has been prevail
ing on the lakes, the steamer Porter
Chamberlain and consort H. J. Webb
are on the rocks at Dortch irland,
Georgian Bay. The crews are safe,
but the vessels are in had shape. Re
ports from various lake ports tell of
great damage to shipping by the gale
King Edward Goes Hunting.
London, Nov* 13.In spite of the
gales and undeterred by the beating
rain, Krhg Edward, the Prince of
Wales and a distinguished party spent
the "day shooting^pheasants in Windsor
Park. His majesty, who appeared to
e in excellent health, seemed to enjoy
the sport and secured a good bag
Attended the Bail at Brussels.
London, Nov. 13.Lady Catherine
Jane Carew, grandmother of the pres
ent Baron Carew, died at Wooflston,
Waterford, aged 104. She was a guest
at the famous Brussels ball on the
eye of the battle of Waterloo and was
a noted beauty at the court of Louis
ands to See an Advantage in Main-
taining Close Relations With the
Mother CountryEncroachment
This Latest Move.
Influences the Cause
American of
London. Nov 13 Because of its de
sire to counteract the encroachment
of American influences the West
Indies, the colonial office is instituting
educational schemes the British
colonies of those islands designed to
make the king subjects see an ad
vantage in maintaining close relations
with the mother country.
Secretary Chaimberlain does not st6p
with the organization of steamship
lines to carry to market ?he products
of the British West Indies He now
prescribes technical curricula for the
elementary schools of the colonies and
promotes lecture courses to instruct
the people in the art of successful de
velopment of their resources in the
several countries. Agricultural classes
are being established in the Leeward
island and the authorities report hope
fully of their progress.
Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of
Hesse to Be Divorced.
Berlin, Nov. 13.There appears to
be foundation for the renewed reports
that a divorce of the Grand Duke and
Grand Duchess of Hesse is impending.
Incompatibility of temper, long exist
ing, appears to have reached the point
where a separation is inevitable. They
are both grandchildren of the late
Queen Victoria, who, with the czar
and an extraordinary assemblage of
other sovereigns, was present at the
wedding, which took place, at Ooburg
April 19. 1894. The grand duchess is
regarded as one of the most beautiful
princesses of Europe. She and the
grand duke were estranged during the
first year of their marriage. She left
him and went to stay with her elder
sister, the crown princess of Rou
mania. Queen Victoria invited her
and her husband to visit England and
managed to restore a semblance of
peace, but that soon disappeared. The
grand duke is reported to be a man
of sullen, qucrelous temper, while the
grand duchess is high spirited.
Burlington and Omaha Roads In a
Row at Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 13.-A half dozen
policemen are guarding a railroad
crossing at Eighth and Harney streets
as the result of a railroad fight be
tween the Burlington and the Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha
loads. The latter road has been try
ing for some months to get a track
laid to the jobbing district, and suc
ceeded getting within a block of its
destination during the night. Both the
roads sent a large force of men to the
intersection of tire Burlington tracks
to rush in a crossing. The Burlington
people pushed a car onto the crossing,
as did also the Omaha road. Both
parties sent a force of men to the
scene, and a squad of police have been
on duty continuously to prevent vio
lence The tracks of both roads are
laid on public streets and alleys and
the mayor has called a special session
of the cour^cil to take action. He
threatens to remove all the tracks by
force if necessary.
All the Chieago-St. Paul Lines Will Re
duce Their Running Time.
Chicago, Nov. 13.The Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul load has inau
gurated a. 10-hour schedule between
Chicago and St. Paul. The fast mail
leaving here carried a sleeper filled
with passengers and the opposite
train, which left St. Paul and Minne
apolis, carried a similar sleeper.
The now service effects a cut in
time from 13 hours and 20 minutes to
10 hours from Chicago to St. Paul and
12 hours and 5 minutes from St. Paul
to Chicago
The action of the St. Paul officers
follows a notice sent out last week to
traffic officials of other Chicago-St.
Paul lines that the company no longer
considered the time agreement be
tween the two cities binding. It is
said that all the other St. Paul lines
will follow suit and that in all proba
bility a rate war will result.
Passing of the Sabre and Lance in the
British Army,
London, Nov. 13 The Daily News
makes the tollowing announcement:
Owing to Lord Roberts' conviction
that the sabre and lance have seen
their best days and must be replaced
even for cavalry by rifles while the
bulk of the infantry must henceforth
be mounted, the small arms committee
was instructed some months ago to
find a modified form of the Lee-Enfield
suitable for all arms. As a result this
committee has decided in favor of
shortening the barrel five inches and
increasing the twist of the rifle in
order to compensate for the loss of
range and accuracy, adding a 10-cart-
ridge clip action. An experimental
issue of 1,000 will be made soon.
Mrs. Nessenbauer Saved From Gallows
by Supreme Court Decision.
Jefferso* City, Mo., Nov. 13.Alice
Nessenbauer, tried in 1900 for murder
ing her husband, has been saved from
the gallows by a decision of the su
preme court, which held that there
was no ground for conviction. She
had been tried and convicted and sen
tenced to death for poisoning her
husband in July, 1900 Two of Mrs.
Nesenbauer's children had died sud
denly and the fact that all three had
been insured, that Mrs. Nesenbauer
objected to a post-mortem examination
and the finding of a powder in the
vault were strong factors in her con
viction Through her trial and im
prisonment the prisoner had her baby
constantly with her.
Will Expel the Strikers.
Denver, Nov. 13.A meeting of the
members of the Order of Railway
Conductors and the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen during the day
sustained the position of Vice Grand
Master Lee in his opposition Ho the
switchmen's strike and decided to
expel from the order all trainmen who
went out as a result of the switch
men's strike. Grand Chief Clark of
the conductors and General Master
Morrissey of the trainmen were pres
Bishop Sbarretti in New York.
New York, Nov. 13.Bishop Sbar
retti of Havana, who has been ap
pointed special apostolic delegate to
the Philippines, arrived here on the
Ward liner Mexico. It was expected
that Monsignor Sbarretti would go tp
Manila via San Francisco, but that
plan has been changed and he is going
to Rome before proceeding to the Phil
ippines. The bishop while in this city
will be the guest of Archbishop, Gor
figan. r
Found Spanish Treasure.
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 13.The British
schooner Union, which arrived here
during the day, brought 22 pounds of
Spanish gold in coin and bars, found
in Central American waters, near Cay
man Brae, by Captain Magnus Bar
'ton and associates. The coins bear
date of 1753 Tbe bars and coins are
valued at between $6,000 and $7,000.
Mail Boat Collides With Lightship
Near Dover and Sixteen Persons Are
DrownedNine Other Fatalities Re-
ported From Different PointsIn
Some Parts of the Country It Has
Rained for Thirty-six Hours.
London, Nov. 13.A tremendous
storm with torrents of rain, is sweep
ing the north of Britain and Ireland
There have been serious floods in York
shire Several of the suburbs of Dub
lin are flooded, and elsewhere in Ire
land great damage has been done by
floods. Several fatal accidents have
occurred, and railway communication
is detained. In some parts of the
country the rain has continued for 36
hours. In the Manchester district,
although there has been considerable
damage, the floods have been rather
welcome than otherwise, as the mills
had long suffered from the unusual
The gale is still raging unabated
along the coast. Reports continually
arrive of shipping casualties, espe
cially on the Northumberland coast.
Three vessels were driven ashore
at the entrance to the Tyne. Four
small vessels have been wrecked in
the vicinity of Sunderland, and
another has been wrecked off Hartle
pool. Altogether nine persons were
drowned in these disasters. The light
house on the Sunderland pier has been
washed away.
The gale in the Irisn channel is the
severest known for many years. Five
vessels have been wrecked in Kings
town harbor, \j*hich is strewn with
The mail boat Nord which started
from Dover for Calias at 11:30 p. m.
ran down the lightship of the works of
the new Dover pier. It is reported in
Dover that 16 persons went down with
the lightship. The Nord has gone
ashore at the foreland but her pas
sengers are said to he safe
Only Nine of the Fugitive Convicts
From Fort Leavenworth at Large.
Kansas City, Nov. 13 Three more
of the 26 fugitive convicts from Fort
Leavenworth prison were captured at
Bazar, near Cottonwood Falls, Kan.,
late in the day by penitentiary guards,
after a fight in which ore of the con
victs was shot. The captured men are
Gilbert Mullen, white Fred Robinson,
mulatto and Lol Sutherland, Indian.
Sutherland was wounded, but not se
riously. None of the guards was in
jured in the fight. Only nine of the es
caped convicts are yet to be taken,
and the whole country is on the look
Two men, supposed to be convicts,
stole a horse and buggy from a man
near Atchison and robbed him of what
money he had but finally abandoned
the vehicle after being pursued some
LeVis was returned to the peniten
tiary in irons during the day and is in
the hospital in a critical condition
from his wounds. Thompson, when
brought in, was found to be only
slightly wounded. When the latter
recovers, a 25-pound ball will be
chained to his ankle as punishment.
Battle With Convicts Expected.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 13.A battle
between Sheriff Spencer and a posse
and two of the escaped convicts from
Fort Leavenworth is expected at some
point south of this city. Two of the
escaped prisoners were discovered
near Walla.ce and William Eldon, a
farmer, undertook single handed to
take them. He was welcomed with a
fusillade of buckshot. Later on he
was reinforced and the second attempt
Increases His Gifts 4o Pittsburg Insti
tutions by $2,000,000.
Pittsburg, Nov. 13.Just before the
close of an all-afternoon meeting of
the board of trustees of the Carnegie
institute Mr. Andrew Carnegie sur
prised and delighted the members
present by the announcement that he
had decided to increase by $2,000,000
his already large donations$1,000,-
000 to Carnegie institute and $1,000,-
000 to the new polytechnic school.
Mr. Carnegie said he would increase
tis original offer to endow a polytech
bical school from $1,000,000 to $2,000,-
000 provided the city of Pittsburg
would donate a site. His original
proposition was to furnish money for
the erection and equipment of a poly
technical school, at whatever cost the
Iboard of trustees agrede upon, and
start it with an endowment of $1,000,-
000. This endowment he has raised
to $2,000,000. Because of the rapid
growth of the institute which com
prises the art, music and literary de
partments, Mr. Carnegie said he would
increase Its endowment from $1,000,-
000 to $2,000,000.
Highwayman Given Ne'V Trial.
Kansas City, Nov. 13.C. E. Mor
ledge, who was found guilty in the
criminal court two years ago of high
way, robbery and sentenced to 25 years
in the penitentiary, was granted a new
trial by the supreme court during the
flay. Morledge was an actor. He held
ftp two cashiers in down town restau
rants at the point of revolvers and
made them deliver.
Fell Over a Hundred Feet.
Duluth, Nov. 13.Fred Holderson
fell from the top of the Peavey ele
vator, upon which he was working
during the afternoon, and was killed.
The fall was 106 feet. He came here
from Genoa. Wis.
Under Habitual Criminal Act Matson
Gets Twenty Years.
Chicago, Nov. 13.Rather than
plead guilty to a charge of which he
claimed he was innocent, Frank Mat
Eon, son of a well known Milwaukee
clergyman, took a sentence to the pen
itentiary on a charge of burglary un
der the habitual criminal act. The
sentence will keep him in the peniten
tiary 20 years or until he is 63 years
Did. Matson has a record of four
terms in the penitentiary and three
In the house of correction and the
county jail.
When sentenced the defendant was
undaunted and reiterated his refusal
to plead guilty. Matson's offenses
have been in the main petty thefts.
The Austrian Shoemakers Protest
Against 'American Competition.
Vienna, Nov. 13.At a mass meeting
of Austrian shoemakers held at the
People's hall, the burgomaster, Dr.
Lueger, spoke against^ the establish-T
ment^ of American shoe shops in
Vienna. Several delegates, after re
ferring to the distress that exists
among the shoemakers, declared them
sehes vigorously against American
competition. A resolution in accord
ance with the views of the speakers
was adopted. After the meeting most
of those who attended tried to proceed
to the reichsrath, but were scattered
by the police.
Fatal Hunting Accident Reported
From Aitkin, Minn.
Duluth, Nov. 13.A special to The
News-Tribune from Aitkin, Minn.,
says: County Commissioner J. C.
Jones was accidentally shot and killed
between McGregor and Libby. He
had been hunting with a party of hunt
ers from Chicago. While one of the
party was removing the shells from a
rifle he accidentally shot Jones
through the heart. Death was in
stantaneous. The body was taken to
Libhy to be prepared for shipment to
Cleveland, O., his former home.
Storm Endangers Shipping.
Cleveland, Nov. 13.A wiid with
a velocity of 50 miles an hour has been
blowing on Lake Erie for the past 15
hours, resulting in a complete embargo
on lake commerce. Aside from the
passenger boats no lake craft has
come into Cleveland during the day.
i he same condition obtained along the
south shore of Lake Erie.
Will Fight Rag Time Mus'c.
Chicago, Nov. 13.A call has been
sent out from xhe Chicago Federation
of Musicians asking for the united ef
fort of all musicians in the United
States to make a fight on music of the
rag time variety. The local union de
clares rag time composition is "im-
moral, obscene, degrading and un
worthy of production."
The general assembly of the Knights
of Labor is in session at Indianapolis.
Colonel Russell B. Harrison, son of
the late ex-President Harrison, was
admitted to the practice of law Tues
day at Indianapolis.
The First squadron of the Eleventh
cavalry, now stationed at Jefferson
Barracks, Mo., has been ordered to
sail for the Philippines Dec. 16.
The Nicaraguan presidential elec
tion has passed off peacefully. Gen
eral Santos J. Zelaya has been re
elected president by a large vote.
The Minnesota railroad and ware
house commission has decided that
the ore carrying railroads in the state
must file a tariff of freight charges.
The board of visitors to West Point
Military academy recommends that
the academy be rebuilt and that the
pay of the cadets be increased to $609
per year.
Duluth Wheat.
DULUTH, Nov. 13.
WHEATCash No. 1 hard 73%c, No. 1
Northern 70%c, No. 2 Northern 68J^c, No.
3 spring 65 %c. To ArriveN o. 1 hard
73%c, No. 1 Northern 70%c, Dec. 69%c,
May 73J^c.
Minneapolis Wheat.
WHEATCash 71c, Dec 69%@69%c,
May 71%@73c. On TrackNo. 1 hard
73Jc No 1 Northern 72c, No. 2 North
ern 68%@69c.
Sioux City Live Stock.
Sioux CITY, la Nov. 12.
CATTLESales ranged at $3 [email protected]
for beeves,' &[email protected] 00 for cows, bulls and
mixed, [email protected] 75 for stockers and feed
ers, 5^[email protected] 00 for calves and yearlings.
HOGSSales ranged at [email protected]
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
HOGSSales ranged at $5 [email protected] 45 a
CATTLESales ranged at 5 [email protected]
for fancy butcher steers, $4.25 $4.75 for
fancy butcher cows and heifers, [email protected]
5.00 for choice veals, id [email protected] tor choice
SHEEPSales ranged at [email protected] for
choice butcher lambs, $3 [email protected] for fat
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
CHICAGO, Nov. 12.
CATTLESales ranged at [email protected],9J
for good to prime steers, |[email protected] for
poor to medium, [email protected] for stockers
and feeders, [email protected] for cows and
heifers, $3 [email protected] for Texas fed steers.
HOGSSales ranged at $5 [email protected] for
mixed and butchers, $5.60^5 85 for good
to choice heavy, $5 [email protected] for rough
heavy, [email protected] for light, [email protected] for
bulk of sales.
SHEEPSales ranged at [email protected] for
sheep, $2 504.50 for lambs.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
CHICAGO, Nov. 12.
WHEATNov. 7VAc, Dec. 713c,
May [email protected]
CORNNov. 57J6c, Dec. 58%c, May
OATSNov. 39c, Dec' 38%c, May
PORKNov. $13.70, Dee. $13.70, Jan.
$14 95, May via 15.
FLAXCash Northwest $1.48 No. 1
$ 1.48 Dec. Sl.46^, Mav $1.48)*.
POULTRYDressed "chickens [email protected],
turkeys 8 #10c.
BUTTERCreamery 1523o. dairy
EGGSFresh [email protected]

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