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ONA REPUBLIC A N, "'vord jr roi 0.nPlrtDeDfJ : ELEVENTH YEAR. rilffiNIX, ARIZOXA. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1900. YOIi. XI. NO. 94. T AMIS FLUTTERING DOVE Making a Vain Search For the Olive Branch NO PEACE TOMORROW There Are Many Things Yet to Be Considered Before a Final Adjust ment Is Beached. An Application By Li Hung Chang to This Gov ernment Does Not Receive a Favorable Response. Washington, Aug. 20. The American reply to China's appeal for a cessation of hostilities received today from Li Hung Chang has not yet been made known, and it is likely that the mat ter will be one of the main subjects for consideration at the cabinet meet ing tomorrow. But there is reason to believe that the overtures will in ef fect be rejected on the ground that con ditions laid down in the American note of August 12 have not been complied with, and unless complied with, the government's course must proceed without reference to China's appeal for a halt in the proceedings. As stated, however, tha government has given no authoritative statement of its purpose in reply to China's appli cation of today and there is still a slight chance that complete compliance with the demands of August 12 may be an nounced in the Pekin dispatches before the final determination on the reply is made. But the disposition is clearly in the line indicated. China's last applica tion for peace negotiations were received early today at the Chinese legation, and was transmitted by Mr. Wu to the state department. Secretaries Hay and Root were out of the city, but Acting Secretary of State Adee went over the subject With the president. Earl Li's request is that the United States shall name Mr. Conger, or some other official to act as peace envoy for a cessation of hostilities. Li expressed his willingness to go to such a point as the powers may desire and under the 1 intimation made, it is thought that Pekin or Tien Tsin would be selected for the negotiations The Chinese en voy proiosed no terms as to the with drawal of the troops anil made no other, suggestions as to what was to come before the commission, his Bole anxiety' being to secure a cessation of hostili ties. The dispatch of August 12 said spe cifically that the United Slates was ready to enter into an agreement be tween the powers and the Chinese government for a cessation of hostili ties on the condition that the relief forces should be permitted "to enter Pekin unmolested" and escort the le gationers therefrom under such cir cumstances as the commanding general might lay down. But up to the pres ent time there is no evidence that the allied forces are unmolested at Pekin, or have received the sanction of the imperial goernment to convey the le gationers to Tien Tsin without further trouble under the conditions laid down by the commanding general. I On the contrary, all the dispatches indicate that t'he allies are meeting with stubborn resistance and there is an entire lack of compliance with the conditions laid down by the United States in its dispatch of August 12. The state department tonight made; public the following: "Che Foo, Aug. 20. To the secretary of state, Washington: August 20 Rags dale reports that the Chinese troops have surrendered the palace grounds. "FOWLER.." Ragsdale is the consul at Tien Tsin. HELP NEEDED. To Complete the Restoration of Order in China. London. Aug. 21. Owing, probably, to the Pekin wire being cut, little news of the conditions in the Chinese capital "has come through this morning. What has reached London indicates that the allies are in need of reinforcements. Th? commander of the Italian crui ser Fieramosea telegraphs from Taku. according to the Rome correspondent of the Daily Mail, that very urgent re quests were coming from Pekin on Sat urday for the immediate dispatch cf further troops, and that in answer to these 400 Italian marines were sent off post haste. The Japanese minister in London 1 said to have received a telegram last evening announcing that subsequent to the entry into Pekin a Japanese de tachment went to the imperial palace to afford whatever protection was necessary. The enemy was in strength and fighting was still proceeding when the message ? sent to Tokio. The main body of Japanese was then at the An Ting Men gate, in the Tartar city, with headquarters at the Japanese le gation. Reports of the presence of the em press dowager are still contradictory, but General Yung Lu, on the authority of the Shanghai correspondent of the Standard, is announced to be a prisoner by order of the empress, in the imper ial palace. "This, perhaps," 'says the correspond ent. "Is a good thing, as his detention in the capital will enable him to ne gotiate with the allies' commanders, which he avould do as Prince Tuan's enemy." The Chinese minister in London, Sir Cliih Chen Lo Feng Luh, en being asked as to the whereabouts of the empress dowager and the emperor, re- plied: "They have gone westward to the old capital. Hsan Fu, and I think they are quite safe there." INDISCRIMINATE BEHEADING. Shanghai, Aug. 21. Official Chinese advices from Pvkin say that Hsu Tuns and Yi Lien Yuen, of the anti-foreign party, and LI Shan, pro-foreign, have been decapitated and that Yung Lu has been imprisoned by Prince Ching. It Is added the emperor and dowa gi r are sixty miles west of Pekin. under constraint of Prince Tuan. Li Hung Chang will go north immedi ately. Hsu Tsun 'was a member of the im perial secretariate and president of the civil board. Li Shan was a member of the ministry of the the imperial house hold. The 'dentity of Yi Lien Yuen cannot be traced. A PRAYER FOR PEACE. Li Hung Chang Wants to Know the Tt rms. Washington. Aug. 20. The Chinese government, through Li Hung Chang, has made application to the United States fcr appointment of Minister Con ger, or some Other American official, with authority to open negotiations for the establishment of peace and for fix ing definite terms for a settlement of the present trouble. THE INNER CITY Engages "the Attention of the Allied Armies. Washington, Aug. 20. The bureau of of navigation this morning received the following cablegram from Admiral Remey: "Taku. Aug. 19. Authentic report from Pekin. August 13, from Lieutenant Latimer: Troops are moving on Im perial city, clearing out Tartar city. All the Americans who remained in Pekin are well except one child. "Th? following were killed during 'the siege in Pekin: Sergeant J. F. Tan ning. Privates C. X. King, J. W. Tougher, J. Kennedy, R. E. Thomas, A. Turner and H. Fisher: wounded, Pri vate J. S. Schroeder in the elbow, se vere and now dangerously ill from fe ver; Seaman J. Mitchell, upper arm, se vere, but recovering THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE. Supposed to Have Escaped From the Imperial City. Berlin. Aug. 20. The foreign office has received word from the German consul at Chee Foo, under date of to day, saying the dowager empress was believed to be inside the palace at Pe kin, and that the allies were bombard ing the fortifications. THE PALACE HEMMED IN. Washington, Aug. 20. The Mate de partment has received a cablegram, through Consul Fowler, at Chee Foo, from Consul Ragsdale, at Tien Tsin. saying :he Chinese trumps are surround ed by allied army in Palace grounds at Pekin. FLIGHT OF THE DOWAGER. Washington, Aug. 20. The state de partment received a cablegram today from Consul General Goodnov at Shanghai, announcing the occupation of Pekin by the allied troops, and stat ing that it is reported that the dowager empress and emperor left Pekin on August 13. CONFIRMED AT LONDON. London, Aug. 20. The Chinese min ister here has received a dispatch say ing the empress d wager and emperor left Pekin a few days before the allie3 arrived there. JAPANESE IN PURSUIT. London. Aug. 20. The Japanese cav alry has left Pekin in pursuit ot the empress dowager and her court, accord ing to telegrams from the north receiv ed at Shanghai by Chinese officials. These dispp.tches aver that the empress and her treasure train, protected by 30. 000 troops, have already arrived at Wu Tai San, in 5han Si province FOUND DEAD IN JAIL The End of Bob Irwin, an Old-Timer, at Williams. Williams. Ariz., Aug. 20. (Special.) Bob Irwin, an old timer In Arizona, was found dead in his cell in jail this morn ing, where he had been lodged by the officers. Irwin, in company with an other, was caught in th--- act of burg lary on Saturday ryht, when he broke into the warehouse of J. B. Jones, and carried out cases of wine and other liquors. It is not known whether Irwin com mitted sui'-iie by taking drugs, or whe ther he died suddenly from heart fail ure. Irwin owned sonic property in Williams. He had been bound over to await the action of the grand jury in $300 bonds. GREAT LAKES COMMITTEE. Chicago, Aug. 20. The congressional committee that is touring 'the great lakes in the interest of the rivers and harbors Committee is expected here to day. They first went from Buffalo to Duluth, and are coming here by way cf the Soo and Mackinac island. Ex clusive of the special committee of the Lake Carriers' association, which ac companies the congressional commit tee, 'there are forty-three people in the party, which will make the examina tion of the- Chicago and South Chicago harbors and the drainage canal. Many of the congressmen are accompanied by their families. INLAND LAKE REGATTA. Lake Geneva, Wis., Aug. 20. The In land Lake Regatta, under the auspices cf the Lake Geneva Yacht club, began here today. The entries are numerous and the boats of the finest. Great in terest is evinced. i COMMERCE OF CUBA A Startling Excess of Imports Over Exports The Anomaly Is Presented of a Purely Agricultural Country Largely Dependent Upon a Foreign Food Supply. Washington, Aug. 20. (Special). The J commerce of Cuba in 1899 is described by the British consul at Havana in a report which has just reached the treasury bureau of statistics. It spe cially calls attention to the fact that the imports of 1899 largely exceed the value of the exports, and that more than 50 per cent of these imports were food products, much of which might have been produced in the island and produced with a proportionately less investment of capital than that re quired for the chief producing industry, sugar. The following is an extract from the report: "Judging from the more detailed re turns which are available as to the na ture of the imports at Havana, which constitute 75 per cent of the total mer chandise imported into the whole island, it does not appear that any large amount of tools, industrial ma chinery, or material for public works were introduced, which might (rep resent the investment of foreign capital to be employed in opening up new en terprises, the great bulk of the imports being rather for food, clothing, liquors and other articles of habitual consump tion which call for periodical replenish ing. "The greater part of this excess im portation was covered by the amount realized by the sale last year of cer tain railways and cigar factories to foreign (principally British) companies, but, of course, the permanent aliena tion of properties to meet current ne cessities cannot be indefinitely repeated, and unless there is a large increase in the exports in the current year, a great THIS PICTURE SP falling off must be expec ted in the im- port trade. "The following statistics of the trade of the whole island in 1891-92 (as com pared with 1S99). though not very re cent, are not without value as affording a basis for comparing the movement today with that of two fairly prosper ous years under the Spanish regime:" Value of Year. Imports. Exports. 131 io.6i6.o7 i6.95.vi i ; 1892 i;;.lU2.69u l'J.U&n.-.'NS I 1899 13,221.617 9.016.S99 j Further on, in the same report, the consul general writes: "The island of Cuba Dresents ihe sill- omaly of a purely agricultural and ex- At Buffalo Buffalo. 3: Detroit. 2: ceptionally fertile country dependent j At Kansas City Kansas city, 6; Mil very largely on foreign countries for . waukee, 4. its food supply. The limits of this re port do not permit of examining at length the causes which have led to this state of things; it is sufficient, to point out its existence and the im portant hearing it has on its foreign commerce. The value of the food products (in cluding liquors and two-thirds of the live stock which must be ret kt ned as food) imported into Havana in 1SH9 amounts to over 5.0(i0,uoo, or 51 per cent of the total imports into that port, ' without taking into account the under valuation to which I have called atten tion in the paragraph on imports and exports. If the same proportion be applied to the total imports into the whole island, we find that 6.740,000 represented imports of food alone (in other words, absolute necessities), in which it is hard to see how any econo mies could be effected except perhaps In quality, and that only to a limited extent. If we deduct this amount from the value of the exports we find a sur plus of only 2,272,000, with which to provide for clothing and all the other , uclB"' U1 '""""- containing a Who is charged with passing s me of population of 1,j00,000, and without the bogus silver. The cases of Arthur any manufacturing industries what- Taylor and Walter S. Bre-lell. tho on ever a sum which is manifestly inade- Kraver in ,he Kendig and Jacobs couti q"ii' , . te-rfeiting case, and Harry Taylor, th- The deduction to he drawn is suf- brother of Arthur Taylor, w ho is charg nciently obvious. The island must ed with passing numerous counterfeit either raise more articles for export, or; $20 notes, may also come up. it must raise more food products at home and import less from abroad. The MUST HAVE STATE CERTIFICATES most pactical solution is undoubtedly! the latter, as far less capital is required St. Paul. Minn.. Aug. 20.-Examina-for cultivating maize, beans, rice and tions for applicants for professional vegetables than for producing sugar. state school teachers' certificates ar' which has hitherto been .-onsidered as being held in the state university todav. tn.f f'aple export. I lRy a recent ruling of the high school Whatever solution may be ultimate-' h.-.- an tracWs who ... ly found, there can be no doubt that work in anv state schnol n .v: year must ! the island will in the immediate fuiure hold a professional state certificate.' have to pass through a period of pov- Holders of diplomas from first class col- j erty. during which the imp.n-, ations leges and universities are granted pro- j will fall considerably below last year's fessional certificates by the board, pro figures, and will be restricted to abso- j vided they have had one or more years lute necessities of life, and to the . of successful experience. cheaper grade of other commodities. Return showing the imports and ex ports of merchandise into anil from the island of Cuba, according to ports of entry in the-year 1899." I Yaiue of Imports. Exports. I Havana 9.71)1.021 Cienfucgos 1,035,505 Santiago de Cuba. 75S.00y 5,126.ti7S 1 fk- cm ' 121,827 740.003 Matanzas Cardenas Manzanillo Gibrara Sagua la Grande.. Caibarien Nuevitas Guantanamo Baracoa Trinidad Tunas de Zaza.. .. Batabano Santa Cruz 398.971 2C.9.212 176,504 163.3ii5 158.64H 146,176 145.025 112.510 27,511 20.992 16.833 .1.246 2,030 757.3C.O i 117,375 133,;:; I 371.7X1 29II.30X 32.010 1X4.57: 42,3.14 46.6111 6.7-'3 12.7d5 'Total 13.221,617 9,016,893 TENNIS AT SANTA MONICA. Santa Monica. Cal., Aug. 20. The an nual Southern California championship tournament opened here today with a large attendance of well known tennis players of the Pacific coast. The play ing will continue all week. READY FOR TRAMPS. Iowa Farmers Turning Dogs and Shot guns Loose. Britt, la., Aug. 20. Farmers in this vicinity are unchaining their watch dogs and loading their shotguns with charges of salt and pepper in anticipa tion of the invasion of tramps that is scheduled for this week. The occasion, as announced in the official organ of the Tourists' Union and also made public by mysterious chalk writings on fences and bars along the roadways of the west, is the second annual convention of the National Society of Hoboes. The organization was brought into exist ence last year at a roundup of "Weary Willies" held at Danville, III., and since that tims, according to report, there has been a gratifying increase' in mem bership if net in finances. Though Britt has not had much ex perience in entertaining national con ventions, its citizens are doing their best in the way of operations to insure a warm reception for the visiting deje- E'AKS FOR ITSELF. gates. The officer's of the Union are: President, onion cotton ot Danviiie, 111.: head pipe, C. F. Nop of Sycamore, 111.; chief route picker, Gilman Fera, Chicago. These officers, and other lead ing lights of the organization, are scheduled to reach here by special box car in time for the formal opening of the convention Wednesday. BASE BALL Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. At Chicago Chicago, S; Minneapolis. At St. Louis Cincinnati, 15: St. Louis. 7. At Olevolanc1 Cleveland, 7: Indiana polis, 3. At Atlantic City Philadelphia, 20; Atlantic City, 0. COUNTERFEITERS TO I SIC TRIED. Philadelphia. Pa.. Aug. 20. Th An- I gust term of the United States district court, which commenced today, before Judge McPherson, will be taken up al- ' mc t entirely by the 'trial of noilablc counterfeit cases The trials which are likely to take place are: Daniel R. Hays, who is accused of as- sisting Harry Taylor in passing coun terfeit $20 notes in the big counterfeit ing case: John C. Hoffman and Edward Bryant charged with making and pass ing counterfeit 30-eent places: Bar tholomew Ruello, charged with making large quantities of counterfeit dollar coin, and Amos Tucker, who is an im- portant witness against Ruello. and RUSSIA IS JEALOUS Objects to British Activity In the Yangtse Valley France Is Also Not Without Appre hension and Will Defend Her In terests In the Southern Part of China. London, Aug. 20. The St. Petersburg papers are campaigning against the po litical activity of Great Britain in the Yangtse valley. The St. Petersburg Gazette has interviewed a memler of the United States embassy as to the reasons wby the United States assumed a hostile atlilude toward China and the motive of Li Hung Chang's declaration that Minister Conger could be sent safo tu Tien Tsin on condition that the United States abandon the idea of a march on Pekin. The member of the United States embassy in question is quoted as saying the United States was indignant at thus being bargained with and expressed the lelief that the United States would send many troops to China. FRANCE ALSO APPREHENSIVE. Paris, Aug. 14. Dispatches 'received here frcim the French consul general at Shanghai show apprehension exists there as to the conditions prevailing at Shanghai and its vicinity. The French ministry have, therefore, decided to take precautions to defend the- French concession at Shanghai. SHARKEY IS CONFIDENT Has His Plans For Fitzsimmons Battle All Happed Oat. New Y'ork, Aug. 20. Tom Sharkey, who will fight Bob Fitzsimmons at Coney Island on August 24, tells how he thinks he will reach Bob and win the; fight as follows: "It would be a hard study for me, and would be for anybody else, to find a flaw in the defense cf Bob Fitzsimmons and although I have discovered some, they are 100 per cent, scarcer than his freckles. Regardless of the fact that I once fought Fitz, I am not going to base my grounds of attack on that experi ence. You know that a man changes in time. I saw Bob fight Ruhlin at the garden Friday night and for the saka A money inducements I hope- that he will fight me the same way. If he does you can bet it wil be all over, in shorter time than I can toll it. "In that fight Fitz fought very mltrh different to the way he fought me. H" put up a harder fight with me and was a bit more guarded. Fitz is a man with whom few can take any chances, for his good qualities up to this day far ex ceed his weak ones. He knows how to deliver every blow known to the game in a damaging way, and besides the or dinary wallops he has some of his own Invention. He can punch as hard as I an with either hand, and I don't want to bump into any that Ruhlin did. "But there is one thing abdut Bob in fighl'ng that an equally good man can overcome. You remembi r how often he had things going his way in Friday Inight's fight. He forgot all about hav ing tw. hands to guard him. He was open for any kind of a swing, one that would have laid hint out had a good hitter been before him. (That is one of his weak points shown in a general mlxup, in which kind of fighting I think 1 i xcel. "Another thing I noticed was that he was a great deal slower in ducking swings than he was when he mot me. Well, I have just got a patent on how to nail him. I would like to go into de tail, but then you know that would be giving him a line on what I expected to do, and he could improve on that point. I'm always after the big end of the m'-ney, anf j am giving very few points of my Intended mode of fighting to op ponents. "Fitz can't straighten out that right arm of his very fully, either. That I consider a big advantage to me. The crook of the limb prevents him from guarding as thoroughly as he ought to. and if I don't find I can pierce it, then my name will n- t be Tom Sharkey. "Tin se are the appa.rt.-nt weaknesses of Fitz. I have discovered other onts. loo. but I am not going to give my snap away. He would be given too fair warning of the advantages I think I have and when the time? arrived 1 would be found waiting for some other man ner of attack than the ens 1 am going to map out. "I know just as certain as the sun rises on a clear day that 1 am going to win that fight. Fitz 1 know is a good one, but he will be no match for me. I can assure my friends of that. I am working hard preparing for the mill and although my handlers are- limited to ens man now, an ameiteur named Haynss. I am getting along very well. There'll Ire more along as. soon as I need tht m, but if they are stolen I guess I'll ge t along all right." TROOPS FOR THE EAST. San Francisco. Cal., Aug. 20. The transport Sherman will sail for China tomorrow with 1.650 troops. AMERICAN FLORISTS. Sixteenth Annual Convention Society at New Y'ork. if the New York. Aug. 20. Several hundred elelegatcs, representing nearly all parts of the United States and Canada, were present today at the oicning of the sixteenth annual convention of the So ciety of American Florists. President J. C. Vaughn of Chicago called the gathering to order and delivered his annual address. Secretary John G. Esler reported the society in a flour ishing condition. The striking feature of the convention is the Horal and plant exhibition in the Grand Central Palace, where the sessions are held. , The exhibition, to which H. McK Twombly, W. Bayard Ctftting and other' prominent New Yorkers 'have contrib uted liberally, includes almost all de scriptions of decorative plants known. I The convention and reception halls are decorated with festoons of northern and southern mosses, while the exhibi- j tion hall resembles a tropical garden,: being filled with a bewildering array of ; plants. The convention will continue its' sessions all week. SISTERS ARE HEROINES. Plunge Into Lake and Save Boy Frnr Drowning. Wilk sbarre, Aug. 20. Misses Helen and Janet Jones, si-tors, and employed as teachers in the Scranton school, proved themselves true heroines this afternoon. They are spending their vacations at Harvey Lake, and this afternoon while walking along the lake , heard the screams for help of a boy in j the water. The Misses Joins are expert swim mers, and they 'hastily jumped into the watr. They did not reach the boy any too soon, as he was about to go down for the last time. He proved to be Harry Welle r, aged 15 years. He was tall and heavy and the girls had con siderable trouble in geting him to shore. When the Misses Jones returned to their hotel to change their wearing ap parel they were loudly cheered by the ot'hcr guests. o A WISCONSIN TORNADO. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 20. A special from Sheboygan, Wis., says: A terri lale wind.-torm struck this city this afternoon. The storm came very sud denly from the north. Eight large buildings were completely wrecked and 200 small houses were blown down. The loss will be more than $300,000 NOME GOLD SEEKERS. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 20. Advices received here state that the Yukon river is so shallow that navigation is entirely closed. St. Michael is full of refugees from the Nome country, wliere lack of food is causing considerable alarm. THE CIVIL SERVICE. Washington, Aug. 20. (Special.) Ex amination f r the departmental servoce will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, 'on October 19. CREATURES OF FORTUNE For Some Men Everything They Touch Turns Into Money, t "I haven't a great dop.l of supersti tion, but I do believe there is something in luck, good fortune, or whatever you may term it, aside from the natural re sult of virtues which are certain to bring their reward," remarked a Phoe nix man yesterday as he walked down the street with a friend. Continuing, h.2 said: "I have known a great many honest, industrious, and hard-working men in my life who never seemed to have a bit of good luck. If they earned $50 a month and the absolute necessities of life demanded $40 of it, by close econo my and never indulging in luxuries or recreation the-y could save $10 a (month. But it is a hard way to live and would take years of toil te save a competence for old age and perhaps when years had passed one stroke of misfortune or a spell of sickness would take it all. If a man gets a dollar and docs not spend it he still has the dollar, an un deniable result of the virtue of econo my. But if a man possessing this vir- tuedwells not under a lucky star, no matter how judiciously or carefully he invests his dollar, nine times out of ten he will lose it. The exception will be the real genius, endowed by natures with the art of making mnney, making it by cold calculation. "On the contrary, there are those who seem to have no idea of the value of money, yet their investments, even though carelessly made, will turn out profitably. And if fortune's wheel turns against them it is but a moment, some thing unexpected turns up, a friend is at their elbow and they are again pros perous. "Take myself, for example," con tinued the speaker. "I am a poor man and working for wages, but it's my own fault. I've had my money and spent it and I'll have more of it, too, for I was always lucky, though never strik ingly handsome or rich. "I remember one time when I was a boy and was playing base-ball. The ball rolled under a vacant house and I went after it. On the foundation wall I found a puie that had been secreted by some one. probably a burglar or sneak thief. It contained between $60 and $70. Pretty good start for a boy. One time when I was a young man, looking for work and not caring whether I found it or not. I landed in Fresno, Cal.. about daylight and Hat j broke. I did not have the price of a meal or a drink. In crossing a vacant lot near the road I picked up a hand kerchief, evidently belonging to a wo man, and in it was knotted two $20 gold pieces, a $10 bill and some silver. I stoppt;d looking for work and took the next train out of town." By this time the story was getting in teresting and the narrator and his com panion strolled into a drinking resort. "Beer," was their simultaneous or der. while the man in the white apron: was doing his part, the story went on. j "Yes, on two different occasions since! 1 have been in Phoenix I have picked: . . Kin.. . i . , . i , I wiiici. cm-e now II III Hie poi- offlce and once on the' street." Their steins were nearly emptied when the lucky man glanced down to the Moor, and there, not four inches from his feet lay a half-dollar. "There's nothing like luck," he said; as he picked it up. What are you going to have this time?" NOT A SURE THING Things Bryan Will Have to Overcome at Home DOUBTFUL COLUMN Prosperity Has Overcome Bryanism and Drowned the Wails of Popu lism Within the Last Foot Years. The Chances Are Said By aa Observant Resident to Favor McKinley. Washington, Aug. 20. W. E. An drews, the auditor for the treasury de partment, is a Nebraska republican who does not believe that his state is sure thing for Bryan. He looks upon the state as doubtful, with indications toward republican victory. Mr. An drews said today: "Nebraska stands in the 'doubtful column' at present, with chances favor, able to McKinley. The state has en joyed a good share of the general pros perity of the country during the last t'hree years. Financial conditions have been greatly improved during that period, and President McKinley has become very popular among the people of the state. "Although money was in' great de mand in 1896, It was almost impossible to obtain loans even upon the best real estate securities. The few loans that were made drew 8 to 9 per cent interest Two years thereafter money was seek ing investments, but the applications for loans were few and the rates of in terest were reduced to 6 or 7 per cent. Many loans have been made at 5 per cent. This reduction of interest charges has resulted in a great saving upon the total mortgaged indebtedness of the state. - . "A certain bank located in a village of about 800 people held deposits amounting to $27,000 the middle of Oc tober, 18964 nearly all of which belonged to merchants. Two years from that date its deposits amounted to $77,000, $50,000 of which belonged to fanners. This case illustrates the improved con ditions that now prevail throughout the state. r "The prices of agricultural products have been much better during the Mi1 Kinley period than they were during the Bryan excitement period, from 1S9S to 1897. "A few weeks ago a prominent farm er who resides in my home county, and who has formerly been an ardent sup porter of Mr. Bryan, said: "I supported Mr. Bryan in 1896 because I was led to believe that the unfortunate condition of the people had resulted from bad financial legislation. During the last three years, however, I have been more prosperous than I have ever been be fore. I was seeking better times, and I have found them under McKinley, and I shall vote for their continuance. I now realize that all of Mr. Bryan' prophecies have been shown to be false and that all of Mr. McKinley's astur ances have been fulfilled in abundant measure. I shall rhange from Bryan to McKinley this year, and many others will do likewise.' "This sentiment has gained consider able strength, and stands in marked contrast with the statements made by the same class of iersons in 1896. When they were then warned as to the evil consequences that would follow Mr. Bryan's election they said: 'Times can not be made worse than they are now. We are willing to risk any new theory in the hope of relief. "The republicans are united, well or ganized and making a vigorous cam paign. The fantastic toy labeled "im lierialism' has not frightened anybody in Nebraska except those who are can didates on the fusion ticket. Many of those who asserted in 1S96 that 'times could not be made worse' are now openly declaring that 'times were never better.' "In view of the progress already made it is conlidi-ntly believed that the republicans will carry the state for ths electoral and state tickets, gain from two to four members of congress ami win a majority of the legislature, whic h will elect two United States sen ators." . AN EARNEST SUITOR Killed His Prospective But Unwilling Father-in-law. Dallas, Tex., Aug. 20. A telephone message from Bloomington states that J. McCann, a farmer, shot and killed S. R. Chipley. a rich planter, because Chipley would not consent that McCann marry his 14-year-old daughter. McCann is in Jail. AN ARM AND LEG GONE. Williams. Ariz., Aug. 20. A brak-man upon the Santa Fe Pacific railway met. with a serious accident today bfl hav ing his left arm and leg cut off, at the cinder pit, some sixteen miles ast of this pjpint. It is presumed that this accident occurred while switching in the yard His name is unknown. YOUNTSEY ON TRIAL. Georgetown, Ky., The case against Henry E. Yountsey, charged with com plicity in' the murder of Wm. Goebel, was called for trial in Judge CantriU's court this morning.