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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JUNE 13, 1901 -TWELVE PAGES.
THIRD TERM TALK, President McKinley Pnti i Quletui on the Floating Goiiip. SlG!tD STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT. r, McKinley Avows That Ha It Hot Candidate for a Third Term and Would Not Accept Another Nomination It Offered to Him, Washington, June 12. President McKinley yesterday put an effectual quietus on the third term talk which has gained some currency in the newspapers through interviews with certain well known republicans favor ing the renominatlon of the president for a third term. Shortly before yes terday's cabinet meeting adjourned Secretary Cortelyou gave to the press signed statement by the president intended for the American peonle, announcing that he was not u candi date for a third term und would not accept a renominatlon if one were tendered, A decision to issue such a statement was reached Monday night, when the president read to the mem bers of the cabinet his proHsed state ment, at the same time personally pledging each to secrecy until public announcement was made. The cabi net, on hearing the reasons the presi dent advanced, which arc substan tially set forth In the public an nouncement, nnmely, that talk of a third term would react on the na tional policies the administration Is endeavoring to promote, coincided with the view of their chief that the present was nn opportune time for Its promulgation. The phraseology of the announcement was considered fnrther by the cabinet ycstcrday'and, after a change or two from Monday night's draft, Secretary Cortelyou was directed to make It public. The president's Intimate personal and po litical friends later expressed them selves os not surprised at the decision announced but quite generally con ceded that they had not expected auch nn announcement at this time, thinking the president would not so quickly take heed of the third term gossip. They wild, however, that they believed the president had shown his quick and excellent political judg ment by crushing the third term movement In its very birth. The president's statement wns as follows! "I regret that the sugges tion of a third term has been made. 1 doubt whether T am culled upon to (five this notice. But. there are now questions of the gravest Importance before the administration and the country and their Just consideration should not be prejudiced In the pub lic mind by even the suspicion of the thought of a third term. In view therefore of the reiteration of the suggestion of It, I will say now, once for all, expressing n long settled con viction, that I not only am not and will not he it cnndidnte for a third term, but would not, neept n nomina tion for It If it were tendered me. My only ambition Is to serve through my second term to the acceptance of my countrymen, whose generous con fidence I so deeply npprecinte, and then with them to do my duty In the ranks of private citizenship." The president Is already being del uged with telegrams commendatory on his announcement putting at rest all third term rumors. These tele grams begun nrrlving nt the white house yesterday evening and are from prominent persons throughout the country. They place emphasis on the opportuneness of the state ment nnd the beneficent effect on the country from n political standpoint. none or the telegrams was niwie public, ... JUBILEE CONVENTION. Delegate! from All Over Hie World At tend till, V. SI. C A. Meeting ' 't llnHtmi, Boston, June 12. A great, congre gation greeted President Kdwln L. 6hiley, of Dayton, 0., as he called to order the International jubilee con tention of the Voting lien's Chris tian association In Mechanics' build ing yesterday, From nil over the globe the delegates hud come, bring ing with them Individual enthusiasm In the great work for young men. The opening exercises were quite ! brief, President. Sltuey not making preliminary remarks, but asking the gathering to join In singing "All Hull the Power of Jesns' Name." lien. McConlc, of New York, made the prin cipal address in the evening, "incorporated Towns In MlMourl. Vnshlngton, June 12. The census Oltice reports 533 Incorporated towns in Missouri. Of these only one has a population in excess of 200,000, two a population exceeding 100,000 nnd less han 200,000, one with a population needing 25,000 and less than 50,000, (wo with a population of 15,000 und less than 23,000 and four with a popu lation of over 8,000 and less than 10, 000, while 290 of the Incorporated towns of the state have a population of less than 500. Hoars Snmnderlng to BrltUh. London,, June 12. Lord Kitchener reports to the war office under date of Pretoria, June II, as follows: "Commandant Van Rensburg and his commando have surrendered at Pie- tersburg. One hundred men have come In and others are following. - TMnutn ! laws. Sioux City, la, June 12. A small tornado In Lyon county, north of V ... 1Ainllhjw1 a tinmh rj hnuaM. The three-year-old ion of 3. A. Arm- Strong waa kineo. Annstroar kU wife wen badly hurt sad be will uteijr ate, INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION. Testimony Heard Concerning tha Fruit Trade of California and Irrigation In Weston Arid Lands, Washington, June 12. Mr. A. H. Naftzger, president and manager of the Southern California Fruit ex change with headquarters at Los Angeles, waa before the Industrial commission yesterday. He said that California ships 50,000 carloads of fruit annually and asserted that many carloads had been lost last season be cause of the shortage of cars. He sIbo said that the California fruit growers favored the isthmian canal. Prof. Elwood Meade, irrigation ex pert of the agricultural department, testified as to Irrigation throughout the arid region of the west, Bhowing how by its means vast tracts of land have been reclaimed from the desert. He ulsVi reviewed the growth of lawa governing irrigation, saying that when the settlement of the arid re gion began the settlers had been en tirely ignorant as to what rules to pursue. As a consequence there had been much confusion and litigation, but gradually a system had been built up, he said, which Is fairly satisfac tory, bringing about a very much im proved condition of affairs. A Caahler Charged with llsnk Wrecking. Omaha, Neb., June 12. The trial of the cose of the United States against Charles E. Cotton, former enshier of fliA First national hank, of Syracuse. Neb., charged with bunk wrecking, has been commenced before Judge Munrror- in the federal court, The Indictment contalnsi 29 counts nnd charges that as cashier of the bank Cotton abstracted funds aggregating ?40,000, most 01 wnicn was money oe longing to depositors. It is bIbo churged that he covered up the al leged peculations by mnking false entries in the books and that the re ports made to the comptroller ol the treasury were false.. Cotton was In dicted last April and has been out on bonds. When arraigned yesteraaj he entered a plea of not guilty. ' The LonUlana Parchane Eiposltloa. St. Louis, June 12. The board of directors of the Louisiana Purchase exposition held its regular monthly meeting yeBterday with a lurge at tendance. The time was devoted to reports of progress from the differ ent committees, all of which showed good work und a comprehensive grasp of the duties of each committee. No announcement of a site was made, but everything points to an enrly de cision und one based upon the most thorough knowledge of all the de tails relating to the matter. Secre tary Walter It. Stevens left lust, night for Philadelphia, where he will read a paper Thursday night on "The His tory of the Louisiana Purchase" be fore the Southern Industrial conven tion, Desperate Kncnnnter with Rubbers. Mexico City, June 12. Robert Hem med, 51 years old, an Kngllshmun and manager of the Coronos Dlstns Mine company, whs shot, by robbers nt his mine Monday night. There was ii desperate encounter with the watchman and u servant und both Here hacked to death with machetes. The robbers then encountered liem niett nnd shot hhn through the heart. Then entering the bouse they in dented his wife nnd obliged her to disclose where her jewelry and money were kept, liennnett einne here from London 12 years ago ns manager of the Mexican company of London. His tragic death uroused much sym pathy. 1'roelalnia lllmnelf Ai.-ulimlilo'a Sure anr. Washington, June 12. Kmilio Zur- bano, of TahayiiB province, lias pro claimed himself the successor of Agnl mihln nnd "governor of Talmyas and the Philippines," according to a copy of n Manila paper just received at the war department. Kmilio Is said tVi have sworn to fight the Americans down to the last bolo. The publica tion does not take the Filipino an nouncement seriously and wnrns him that he will find "that the office car ries with It certain grave responsi bilities which will sooner or later re sult in heart failure and a sudden Jimise." Auclcut Order of Cnlted Workmen, liuffalo, N. Y June 12. The su preme lodge of the Ancient Order of I'nlted Workmen, with jurisdiction over the United Slates and Canada, excepting the province of Ontario, convened here yesterday i with 2'.:J delegates present. Supreme Muster Walker, of Milwaukee, presented his report, showing a membership of 420, lliill in connection with the supreme lodge. failed Him (tut and Shot lllui. I'ufuiitn, I. T., June 12. At Hene fleld, ten miles west of Checotiih, Hub ert Hidge shot und killed (I. K. Cole man, both parties living white, lildge went to Coleman's tent and called hi in out, so It Is said, and then opened tire. The killing grew out of a row thut occurred between ltldge'a young er brother and Coleman. Call to epanlnh War Veterans, Lawrence, Kan., June 12. len. Wilder 8. Metealf has issued a call to the soldiers of the Spanish-American war to meet In Topeka next Monday to organize a branch lodge of the Spanish war veterans. Gen. Metcalf is the department commander for the state of Kansas of the Spanish-American War Veterans. Mies JeMle Mnni,a Placed oa Trial Eldorado, Kan., June 11 Miss Jea ale Morrison was placed on trial yes terday for the second time, charged with the murder of Mrs. Olio Castle, by cutting her throat with a razor on Jum 21 lost. NOBLES IS SESSION. Sbriners' Imperial Council Holds Vetting at Ktnui City. 1 GRAND PARADE HELD AT SIGHT, Tha Topeka flambeau Club Filled the Alt with fireworks nod Then Wen Bands Galore Scattered Among the Varl , one Hodlei of Shrlnera. Kansas City, Mo., June 12. The first session of the Imperial Council, Ancient Arabic Order of Noblea of the Mystic Shrine, wus held at the Standard theater yesterday morning, following an open session at which the visitors were welcomed to Kansas City by Potentate F. E. Turner, of Ararat temple, ou the part of the ShrlnerB, and by the mayor, on the part of Kansas City. 'Die welcome extended was accepted on the part of the visitors by Lou B. Wlnsor, im perial potentate, of lteed City, Mich. A pretty feature that was not on the arranged programme took place In the presentation of a beautiful silken banner to Ararat temple by Mrs, W. C. llnlcom, of Kansas City, In a neat speech made by John H. Atwood, of Kansas. At night, enme the great parade. There were more red fezzes, red lights nnd red trousers on the streets htRt night thon have been seen In Kansus City In many a day. For an hour or more the faithful followers of the prophet, paraded the, streeta of the "holy" city, and as they marched thousands of admiring people cheered and nppluuded them. There were fire works nnd red lights and music, and all of the olher things that go to make up a successful pnrade. The parade was very slow In start ing, but once under way It was all that could be wished. Chief Hayes, with a platoon of police, cleared the way as the pageant moved down Grand avenue north from Fourteenth street nnd along the various streets of the line of march. Immediately following was the Topeka Flambeau club, keeping the nlr filled with sky rockets, Romnn candles and other fireworks. After that, came the vn rlous bodies of Shrlnera, some In uni form and some in citizen's dress, with only the red fez to distinguish them from the multitude, And there were bands galore. They kept up n con tinual round of music, one band hardly ceasing until another only a few yards behind began. BANK CASHIER SUICIDES. 3. IT. Wutkl:i. of the Hank at Detter, Kan., Take lll Life-Hank doled by ConimiHsioner Alhttuvh. Topeka. Knn June 12.-Stnte Hank Commissioner Albnugh received the following telegram from Deputy riiink Kxamlner Davis yesterday: "Walkins has killed himself. I have closed the bank." Later Davis wired that a shortage had been discovered amounting to 8,000 and (hut it might go higher. Complaints had been lodged against the Dexter bank by eastern bankers on account of ir regular practices in mnking collec tions and Hank Commissioner Al bnugh suit Deputy Examiner Davis to Dexter Monday. His unexpected arrival was followed soon afterward by the suicide of Cashier J. II. Wat kins. The Dexter Btate bank has only $5, 000 capital stock with $2,900 surplus. The bank's deposits amount to $53, 000. W. E. Merydlth, a Winfleld cat tleman, is president and holds $4,200 of the capital stock. Wutkins was about 110 years old und married. He stood high Jn the community. BASEBALL STANDING. National l.enitne. Won. Lost. Pc. Nrw York 19 14 Pittsburg 23 17 .675 Cincinnati " .Ml Brooklyn H Philadelphia M 613 St. Louis 19 20 .4W Boston 16 18 .485 Chicago 15 27 .367 American l,c:ir,:te. Won. Lost. Pe Phlcnso 2" Detroit 24 16 .eao Washington 19 14 .678 Boston IS 16 .629 Hil!llmore 16 17 .4k6 Philadelphia , " 21 M Milwaukee 12 23 .343 CUvdar.d 13 25 M Weetern l.eahrtic. Won. Lost. Pe. Kansas City :"7 10 731 Minneapolis 19 16 .643 St. Joseph 17 .628 Omaha 18 17 .618 St. Paul It IS .600 Colorado Springs 14 20 . 41! Denver 13 17 .433 Des Mo'.aes 11 24 .314 Killed lllm ni'h a Keek. ' Columbus, Kan., June 12. Sheriff Sparks received a telephone message at sundown yesterday evening from Scammon, Kan., a town seven miles north of here, stating that Dave Hover, a somewhat notorious charac ter, had just killed "Scotty" Gibson, a well known cltlr.en of that place, The two were In a fight and Glover, seeing he was getting- the worst of it, picked up a lsrge rock, striking Gibson on the temple, killing him in stantly. National Editorial Asuarlatlon. Buffalo, N. Y, June 12. The Na tional Editorial association began its sixteenth annual convention in the Temple of Music yesterday. Hun dreds of delegates were present, most of them nrompanled by members of their families. The convention, with out transacting any business, ad journed In honor of deceased mem bers. In the afternoon the delegates went for a trip up the lake oa tha steamer Northland. MODERN WOODMEN. Tha Bead Camp Aaaemblea at St Paul The Ueport of tha (irand Secretary. St. Paul, Minn., June 12. The twelfth biennial head camp of the Modern Woodmen of America assem bled at the Auditorium at ten o'clock yesterday morning, the full comple ment of 620 delegates being present. The delegates early evinced a dispo sition to fully discuss all questions of Importance, and the morning ses sion was enlivened by a contest over the question of appointing a com mittee to pass upon the revision of the ritual as submitted by Head Con sul Jforthcott, Mr. Northcott had recommended that this matter "be passed upon by a committee of ten to be selected from members of the order not delegates. A resolution embodying this recommendation was introduced by Delegate Swundon, of Missouri, but nfter a heated debate it was laid upon the table. Later Delegate Howard, of Indiana, pre sented a resolution for a committee of ten delegates to act upon the re vision. An attempt to amend this by adding two outside members was lost nnd the Howard it "station carried. At the afternoon session the re ports of officers and of various com mittees were presented. The conven tion decided thut the election of of ficers will take place this afternoon! The report of the laws committee wns taken np and discussion hegan. The question of admitting Chicago and five other large cities thnt are now excluded from membership In the order wns precipitated by an amendment to the laws committee report presented by Delegate Ale shlre, but a decision was not arrived nt. A resolution Introduced by Dele gate Franklin, of New. York, which wns adopted provides that, each state shall hereafter be entitled to a head physician. The report of Mnj. C. W. nawes, grand secretary, shows that up to June 1 the society had paid a total of 11,340 death claims, the aggregate disbursement for such purpose being $22,000,000. The receipts of the so ciety from nI sources during the terra aggregated $8,835,930. Of this amount $7,770,0,18 was received In the mortuary fund and $1,004,942 in the genernl fund. ABGLO-AMERlCAtT" SHOOT. At the Knd of the First Day's Shoot the Americana Were Ahead of Their Brltlnh Klvall. London, June 12 The Anglo-American trap shoot opened yesterday nt the Middlesex Gun club range. The wenther was bright and there wns a fnir attendance, including many la dles. A high, gusty wind prevented good recorda. In a preliminary sweepstakes, 25 birds, Ii. O. Ileikea, of Dayton, 0., killed 25 straight; W. H. Crosby, of O'Fullon, 111,, und Fred Gilbert, of Spirit Lake, la., were next highest with 22 each. T. A. Marshall, of Keithsburg, HI., won the next sweepstakes with 22 out of 23, In the internntionul shoot W. Ii. Crosby took 19 out of the first 20 and 17 out of the second 20. At the end of the 400 birds the score was: Americans. ,'119; Ilritish, 303. The total scores of the trup shooters for the day were: Americans, 806; Hritish, Kill. Frank Pnrmnlee, of Oninlin, won the live bird contest with 25 strulght kills out of a possible 25. Delegate Flynn Anxious About Opening. Guthrie, Ok., June 12. Delegate Flynn left yesterday for Washington, v here he will remain until the presi dent's proclamation opening the res erwttlons Is Issued. Mr. Flynn Is anx ious that there be no delay In the opening and that all the Interests of the territory be fully protected in the premises. He will return here sfler the proclamation Issues, at which time the appointments for land oll'ces will be rec&mmended. The annual convention of the Mis' sourl Christian Church liible school is in session ul Scdulia with about 500 delegates in uttenduuee. Mm. McKinley Hold Her Own Washington, June 12. MrB. McKin ley 's improvement yesterday was less marked than it has been of late, though at a lnte hour last night It was stated that on the whole, taking the day nnd night through, she had a little more than held her own. The wreither here yesterday was very warm .mil to this. It Is thought, mny be attributed the check on her re covery. Last, night, she was asleep and resting very easily. The Kennedy Murder Trial. Kansas City, Mo., June 12, The de fense of I.ulu Kennedy, for the mur der of her husbund, commenced yes terday nnd there wns enough testi mony to show thnt her attorneys In tend to first attempt to show an alibi for her father and two brothers at the time of the shooting and to fol low this with evidence of the girl's Inssnlty on the day of the shooting. A Joalnna Husband's Mtateke. Central, III., June 12. Peter Gooch, of Omega township, shot and fatally wounded Nuthan Cox and wife, mis taking them for his own wife and her alleged paramour. Gooch la undVi arrest, HalMorm at MoaataJa Grow. Mountain Grove, Mo., June 13. This section wns vlsted by a disas trous hailstorm yesterday, dblng con siderable damage to all kinds ol grain crops and fruit The Horticultural society of Moo ett. Mo,, waa awarded a medal at tht Buffalo exposition for tha noeat bashet of sUawbereiea. THE MINE EXPLOSION Sixteen Men Killed in the Acci dent at Port Royal SARROW ESCAPE OF INVESTIGATORS. i Mum Inspector Callahan and rarty Start go a Tour of the Mine and Another Explosion Occurs Tho Kxperleooa of the Men Given. Port Iioyal, Pa,, June 12. As a re sult of Monday night's explosion in the Port lloyal mines of the Pittsburg Coal company 16 men are dead, seven Injured and thousands of dollarsworth of property baa been destroyed. Twelve of the dead were men who went into the mine as rescuers. What caused the explosion and loss of life is something the mine inspectors of the Ninth and Eleventh districts spent the greater part of yesterday trying to find out. The officials of the coal company declare that none but regu lation mine lamps were used, while otherB are of the opinion that one of the men carelessly Ignited the gas and caused the catastrophe. It waa ascertained yesterday that for several weeks men have been at work in mine No. 2, where the first explosion happened, erecting crib bing between entry No. 9 and entry No. 21. The explosion was a terrific one and for fully three hours after It happened no one entered the shaft. The situation here yesterday again reached a climax when Mine Inspectoi Callahan, accompanied by seven men, descended the shaft and started up on an investigation tour of the mine. The men gave the signal to be lowered down nt 9:04 o'clock and about an hour afterward a terrific report wns heard. It was another explosion and grave fears were entertained for their safety. . The experience of the men was told by Callahan. He said the es cape of the party was a miracle and detailed their experience. He further said: "I never had been in a mine in the condition that this one is. 1 am nearly exhausted from swallow ing so much afterdamp. My lungs are like coals of fire. There is no hope of saving any person in the mine, and it may be a year before the bodies are recovered. It will take two days to fill the mine with water and 12 months to pump it nut again." AGAINST PRINTING SUICIDES. The Mayor of Emporia, Kan,, Forbids the Local Proas to Mention Snicldel In Their Papers, Emporia, Knn., June 12. An epi demic of suicides in this town culmi nating Monday in three attempts, all exactly similar to recent successful suicides, has caused the mayor nnd board of health to forbid publication of details of suicides or attempts in local papers. The board is acting on the theory that publication spreads contagion of suicide epidemic by psychic suggestion. Mayor Morse contends that liberty of press Is sec. ontlary to public henlth and is pre pared to use force, if necessary, undei the nuisance act All editors, how ever, have agreed to suppress details of suicides or attempts until the epi demic abates. The epidemic has caused in towns and county two dozen suicides or attempts in as many months. It, beiran with the suicide of Chnrles Cross, president of the wrecked bank, and in the last 3d days culminated in seven cases, three successful. PRODUCTION OF COAL. The Statistician of the Geological Survey tllves Horn Interesting Flgnrea on the Output of leno. Washington. June 12. Official ports show that theyear 1900 closed the century with the largest coal production ever recorded in the United States among the coal produc ing countries of the world. Practi colly complete returns to Edward W. Parker, statistician of the United States geologicnl survey, show the to tal output of coal In 1900 to have been 207,542,444 short tons, an Increase over the preceding year of 13,802,452 tons, or a little more than five per cent. The value of this product was $297,920,000, an Increase of 16 per cent, over 1899. The production of coal In Missouri was 3,209,491 short tons, valued at $4,015,980: In Kansas, 4.453,107 short tons, valued at $5,308,642; in the In dian territory, 1.918,572 short tons, valued at $2,782,838. iWMntjr.Flve-Mlle Bicrcla Race. Tinann .Tnn 12. Th 25-mile mo tor-paced bicycle race at Charles Hirer park lost night between .lonnny Nelson and Tom Linton was won by Nelson by a little over 2, InpB in iA.rtQ Tt,a mpA wns not close enouirh to arouse much enthusiosm. Nelson led from start to finish, although for seven miles tlnton rubbed tires with him. On the eighth mile Aelson began to leave Linton Demno. maroia nun id atuMMWrt. Vn,H,vh Mn.. June 11 A deposit of beautiful red and gray marble has been discovered on tne fine moun tain, In southwestern Taney county. The stratum Is fully 30 feet thick and has been traced by old out-crops for over a mile. The quality la excellent, having been carefully tested by mar ble men In St, Louhv Wlirtsm J. fiamford. sovernor of Alabama, died hut night at Tusca loosa, Ala. Haease oi the heart waa the caoae of death. Tha annual oonveartloa of the Ne fional Assockttoa of Local Freight Agenta opened at Deoea,Col, jKsrser- DECLARE THu MAR INSANE. A Bob of a Wealthy New York Baal Estate , Dealer Tries to Bob Bank ' Meetengrx. New York, June 12. Lewis Hays, a son of Simon Hays, a wealthy real estate dealer, was arrested yesterday, accused of assaulting and attempting to rob George F. Mellert, a bank mes senger for the Bronx Borough bank. The affair occurred on a stairway in the Twelfth ward bank building at Lexington avenue and One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street. Mellert had in his possession $2,000 in bills and $100 in quarters. He says he was struck on the head with a bar of iron by Hays and that the bag of silver waa taken from him, but the money waa recovered. Hays lives with his wife and their Infant child In a comfort able home in West One Hundred and Fortieth street. His family say that his act was that of a demented man. My son is addicted to morphine," said the father, "He has been bo for a number of years and it has finally shattered his mind. He was placed in an asylum for a long time some years ago, but treatment there failed to cure him. We shall employ counsel and shall make an endeavor to have him declared Insane." A RESPECTED CITIZEN FAILS. The Owner of a Bank Goes Under and Wldowi, Hired Glrla and Farmers Clamor for Their DepoilM. Olivia, Minn, June 12. Hans Gron- nerud, who hag for 40 years been one of the most respected' citizens of Renville county and supposed to be worth $250,000, has failed with re ported liabilities amounting to $125, 000 and seemingly no assets. For many years he has been the owner of the Hank of Beaver Falls and a heavy stockholder in the Morton bank and State bank of Olivia, and hus been engaged in loaning trust funds for many people. The Bank of Beaver Falls has closed Its doora and depositors are clamoring for their money. Widows, hired girls, Iarm hands and farmers, are numerous among the depositors. All the real ties in the name of Gronnerud ara said to have been transferred some time ngo to D. D. Cheney, a business associute. Gronnerud left here sev eral days ago, saying that he was go ing to some springs in Indiana for his health. The Smith College student Arraigned. lMnrthamnton. Mass.. June 12. The grand jury yeBterday afternoon found nn indictment acainst Mabel L. Burt. the former Smith college student, on 11 counts for the larceny ol money and jewelry. She was arraigned be fore Judge Pierce, and, on motion of counsel, waived the reading of the In dictment and pleaded not guilty, re tracting her plea of guilty In ths lower court. Counsel asKea ior continuance and for moderate bail. Judge Pierce named $1,000. Mr. Burt, the father, produced sureties ana with his wife and daughter left, ac enmnanled bv Dr. Mary J. Brewster, the Smith college physician. Machniutl' Contention. Toronto, Ont, June 12. At yester day's session of the International Ma chinists' association President O'Con nell was re-elected. Milwaukee waa decided upon as the meeting place of the next convention two years hence. The proposition to remove headquar ters from Washington was voted down. The convention then adjourned sine die. The Plow Combine. Chicago, June 12. Plow manufac turers who for the last two days have been planning the details of the $75, 000,000 plow combine closed their con vention yesterday evening. By tho plowmen and New York bankers In terested In the combine the deal la now regarded as completed. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Live Stock. Kansas City, June U.-Cattle-Market arJllve and steady to strong; beef steers, M.605.95; native cows, $2.2&B.00; native stockers, W.OftiRflO. Hogs-Market strohg to 6c higher at K.10e6.06. Sheep-Market weak; sheep, t3.W4.86; lambs, M.OOfcG.a. Chicago, June 11. Cattle - Good to prime steers, Jo.6iVa6.26; stockers and feeders, W.OOW.SO; Texas fed steers, 14.35 6.60. Hogs-Mixed and butchers, $6.80 6.124. Sheep-Qood to choice wethers, 13.9094.10; western sheep, t3.904.10; na tive lambs, I4.00O6.10. St. Louis, June ll.-Cattle-Native steers, t3.HM.10; stockers and feeders, 18.75(84.116; Texas and Indian steers, t3.69 ffo.40. Hogs-Pigs and lights, ,15:906.0O; butchers. M. OOffS. 16. Sheep Native mut tons, S3.SOif4.00; lambs, t4.266.0O. i Grata and Provleloea. Kansas City, June 11. Sales by sample on track; Wheat No. i hard, 67i68c; No. 3 hard, 66fi67c; No. ! red, 7067014c; No 3 red. 6869c, Corn-No. 1 mixed, 3WM0c; No. 3 mixed, 3SHH4c; No. t white, 41c; No. 3 white, 40S41c. Oats No. 2 mlied, 284fi29c; No. 8 mixed, 24c; No. I white, 294c; No. white, 284e. Rye, No. 2, 63t4c. Hay-Timothy, I6.00? 12.00; prairie, S4.G010.00. Kggs, 8c per dos. Poultry-Hens, live, 64c per lb. roosters, 16c each; turkeys, tftXSc; ducks, tSlOc; pigeons, 11.10 per dns. Butter Creamery, extra fancy, 164c per lb.; dairy, 14c; store packed, 114c. Pota Utoes, new, tl.OO01.lt per bu. Beets, 80s per half bu. basket. Onions, lOo per dos. bunches. Rhubarb, 10c per bunch. Cu cumbers, ll.0Oijl.6t per bu. crate. Cab bafa, BW2.7J per cwt. Radishes, 10a per dot, bunches. Lettuce, 2535c .per bu. Asparagus, 3ufj40c per dot. bunches. Peas, Kctjil.Ot per bu. Apples, fancy home frown, ta.00tja.t0 per bbl. Strawberries, tl.2S92.60 per crate. Blackberries. 32.009 160 per crate. Gooseberries, U Ui1.26 par crate. Cklea aaa It. Laala uaak drain. Chicago, June a-Wheat-No. 1 red. 71WKK; No. 1. TOOT He; No. i .hard winter, mtc; No. t, to704c; No. 1 north ern sprint. TIHgTtHc; No. t, 71447301. No. t anteTlHc. Corn-No. I 42!M24c; No. ! 410410. (fcts-No. I restart No. I, mtettc St. koula, June tt-Whmt-No. t red oask atoeMoe, M track, TJHjTJHct No. I Bart, Wt7IH Coro-No. t caab, aat .track, tatHflto. Oats-No. I raak. Mae) track, Mot Ho-.l mute, tic.