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Meade County News.
JGBK D. WEHBLE, Publisher.
KANSAS ITEMS OF INTEREST.
A mill at Ottawa is shipping1 flour to
Alma is discussing1 the desirability of
an electric light plant.
Lindsborg is agitating- sending a
prospect hole down into the earth.
County treasurers in Kansas took up
their responsibilities on October 9.
Over 150 new schoolhouses have been
erected in Kansas during the past year.
' John A. Bright retires from the office
of grand master of. the Kansas Odd
Fellows this year.
Farms in Republic county, near
Scandia, are changing hands lively at
520 to $30 an acre.
Six special trains ran out of Wichita
on the Santa Fe during Friday night
of the carnival week.
James Eck, of Cawker City, was
killed by his shot gun which fell
through his hay rack.
The corner stone for Carl Browne's
flying machine factory in Fort Scott,
is to be laid October 14.
The ladies of the Wichita Episcopal
church realized 81,000 from the sale of
confetti at the carnival.
Wellington people raised 8100 for a
former resident of that town who lost
everything at Galveston.
The Leavenworth overall factory has
SO machines running and the payroll
is more than $150 a week.
Topeka's paved -streets will measure
20 miles when work now going on is
completed; sometime this falL
The people of Whiting feel the need
of a place to hold public meetings and
talk about having a city hall.
All Hallows academy in Wichita is to
have an expensive addition for which
the contract will be let October 22.
The grand lodge of the Rebekah
state assembly hold a public reception
in the Topeka auditorium on Oct. 10.
Twelve pickpockets were arrested at
Cottonwood Falls. Their work was
done during the Old Soldiers' reunion.
Miss Myrtle Cnmback, of Dodge City,
and J. L. Miles, of Kansas City, are
married. He is a nephew of General
The locks of the Decatur county jail
have been picked four times and the
officers are not able to find out how it
In the past four 3-ears the Santa Fe
has replaced nearly 2,500 bridges on its
lines, of an aggregate length of almost
The 43rd annual encampment, with
1,500 delegates from the Odd Fellows
lodges of Kansas, meet in Topeka on
The Salina Roll Corrugating and
Machine company, a new combination,
which has purchased the machinery
plant at Enterprise to move it to Sali
na, has been chartered.
The tallest Odd Fellow in Kansas is
Edward Clegg, of Derby, and one of
the shortest J. F. Houck, of the same
place. They were in attendance at
the Odd Fellows gathering in Topeka,
Alva Talmadge, a soldier in the Phil
ippines, rote home to his Odd Fellows
lodge in Herrington for a statement of
his account with the lodge. The mem
bers made up the amount of his dues
and a clean receipt was sent to the
The Scottish Rite Masons held their
semi-annual reunion in Topeka, closing
with a banquet on the night of October
A Labette county farmer bought 8
sucking pigs for 812 and in about 8
months sold them for 870. He esti
mates that their entire cost to him was
less than 835.
:' There are entries for the big coursing
meet at Mankato from England, Ire
land, Scotland and Australia. The
prizes aggregate 81,000. The meet
opens October 16.
State Architect Stanton is now at
work on the plans of the Kansas build
ing at Buffalo. It will be quite dif
ferent from buildings erected in past
years by the state at expositions.
The Anti-Horse Thief association
met in Wichita October 10. The or
ganization is 37 years old. Its officers
for the past term are: J. B. Culbert
son of Sterling, president; C. G. Horn,
of Eagle, L T. , vice president; J. W.
Wall, of Parsons, secretary, who were
selected at the meeting in Vinita, I. T.,
The pupils of the Burlington high
schools have bought a piano and pro
pose to pay for it with the proceeds on
Brakeman Walker, who runs on the
Hutchinson and Southern branch of
the Santa Fe, was knocked off the top
of a freight car near Pretty Prairie,
but escaped with a few bruises.
Miners1 homes at No. 8 mining camp
of the Western Coal and Mining Com
pany near Yale, all have electric lights
and water supplied in each house. The
houses are roomy and well furnished.
At a horse race in Kensington, the
riders of both horses were painfully in
jured. One horse fell and the other
fell over him.
The Knights and Ladies of Security,
a Kansas born institution, with head
quarters in its own building in Topeka,
instituted its lodge, number 800, in
Denver, a few days since.
Miss Frances Katner. a teacher of
Doniphan and Atchison counties, has
been appointed principal of an Indian
: school at Round Valley, CaL, with four
teachers under her direction.'
Burglars have done some professional
work at Harper. "
Ellis shipped about 63,000 bushels of
wheat in September.
A concert at Leavenworth for the
benefit of Galveston realized 8400. "'-
Harper is to have a 10,000 bushel ele
vator, and wants another lumber yard
Sheep feeding is becoming one of the
leading farm industries of Atchison
The Wichita Carnival association re
ceived 84,401.65 from its midway booth
. A while ago eight cattle were killed
by lightning in a Pottawatomie county
"Feeder are being placed among
Kansas farmers, a carload or two to
The next meeting of the Commercial
clubs of Kansas will be held in Topeka
Everett E. Salser, professpr of book
keeping and penmanship at the State
Normal, is dead.
Dr. Alexander Lewis, aged 67, who
was a brevet brigadier general in the
civil war, is dead.
A permanent recruiting station for
the United States army is now estab
lished in Wichita.
Frank Gilstrap, of Linn county, was
killed by a Memphis passenger train.
He was very deaf. '
The Kansas penitentiary, for the
month of September, had a balance
over expenses of 81,401.
Clay Center has not quit; another in
junction is asked for to operate against
Parsons in the asylum matter.
Warranty deeds have averaged 23
daily, coming to the office of the regis
ter of deeds of Sedgwick county.
The state has just received 83,858.63
from the federal government for the
maintenance of the State Soldiers'
home at Dodge City.
A national b ink in Wichita recently
shipped 6,000 silver dollars to the sub
treasury in St. Louis, leaving 12,000
silver dollars in its vaults.
Robert nigginbotham, of Montgom
ery county, died leaving no heirs. He
left S200 more than enough to balance
expenses and liabilities and that is now
in the state treasury according to law.
J. N. Frantz, a merchant of Canton,
was arrested on suspicion of complicity
in a counterfeiting scheme. He was
taken to Wichita and readily proved
his innocence before a United ' States
The Anti-Horse Thief association
at their meeting in Wichita elected
the following named officers: Presi
dent, G. D. Horn, Welch, I. T., vice
president, D. McCully, Miami county,
Kansas; treasurer, John Wall, Parsons.
On September 1 the deposits in the
state and private banks of Kansas
were $31,645,670; on September 5 the
deposits in the national banks of the
state were 829,195,081; total, 860,840,751;
an average of about 843.50 per capita
of the entire population of the state.
Evelyn B. Baldwin, who is to be in
charge of the Ziegler expedition to the
north pole, is a Kansas man. He
taught school at Oswego in the early
90"s, later went into the government
weather service, and then joined the
Peary relief expedition. He has writ
ten a book on polar expeditions.
A party from Wichita attended the
funeral of Edward Goldberg at Seneca,
Mo. They died there from mushroom
poisoning. Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg
were long time citizens of Wichita,
leaving there when he was made an
Indian agent. Their son, Ned Gold
berg, aged 16, was dangerously sick
from the same cause at the time of the
Carl B. Gray, formerly of the Frisco
office in Wichita, has been appointed
superintendent of . transportation of
the Frisco system.
One of the oldest Odd Fellows who
attended the grand lodge in Topeka
wasCapt. Wm. Mathewson, who came
to what is now Kansas in 1849. He
had a trading post at Great Bend for
The Salina city council did not ac
cept the offer' of the Barnard Manu
facturing company to remove there
A farmer in Logan county cut his
wheat early in July and a volunteer
crop came up and it headed out; racing
with the frost season to produce an
other crop of about 10 bushels to the
A. T. Okon, of Margurette, was to
have been married, but is in jail ac
cused of forging notes to raise money
for his honeymoon. N
A letter has been received from Dr.
Corbett, of Che Foo, China, at the
head of the mission supported by the
First Presbyterian church of Wichita.
C. H. Sheffield, of the Santa Fe shops
of Topeka, has the pleasant habit of
sending large quantities of flowers to
the hospitals of that road. The last
gift was to the hospital at La Junta.
He cultivates the flowers himself.
Mrs. George T. Anthony has given
to the Ottawa City library the valuable
collection of books that belonged to
her late husband.
A divorce is sought to separate a
couple in Montgomery county, aged 70,
who have lived together 50 years. The
husband is a drunkard.
The Atchison planing mill is being
equipped with electric lights because a
night force is required to catch up
with the orders.
The Fortieth United States infantry
regiment is made up mostly of Kansas
boys. The regiment is garrisoning the
the six principal cities of the north
coast of Mindanao.
Charles F. Priestly, formerly ticket
agent at the Wichita union depot, has
been appointed relief agent of the
Santa Fe middle division. G. B. Dolan
succeeds Priestly at the Wichita office.
GROWTH OF COMBINES
GRAIN DEALERS IN A TRUST
Latest Monopoly Is a Conspiracy to Rob
Them of Their Profit Has Far-Reaching;"
Effect Contracts Are Already
P. E. Dowie, member of the execu
tive committee of the National Demo
cratic Traveling Men's assoelation.and
of the Commercial Travelers . Anti
Trust League, arrived in Chicago yes
terday. He has just completed an ex
tensive tour of Missouri, Nebraska and
"I have recently discovered." said
Mr. Dowie, "a gigantic conspiracy to
rob the farmers of the country. This
latest product of monopoly Includes in
its membership about 600 big grain
dealers and elevator men in the terri
tory extending from St. Paul .on the
north to Kansas City on the south,
including the states of Wisconsin.Min
nesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa,
Nebraska and Kansas.
"All the 600 and more members of
this newest thing in trusts are pledged
to buy grain at one and a half cents
low, that is below the cash price, and
to store for not less than one ana a
half cents profit. The association en
gineering the scheme is to fix the Bell
ing price. Forty per cent of the profits
are to go to the association, the bal
ance going to the dealers who are par
ties to the swindle.
Have Signed Contracts.
"Grain dealers in the sections where
the trust is at work have been in
duced to sign contracts and a regular
system of inspection guarantees
against cutting prices. Grain stations
are established here and there, and at
each station the trust has an agent
who has authority to inspect the books
of any member of the association. A
membership fee of $50 is charged. A
fine of $100 is imposed if the agreement
Is broken, and $50 is charged for re
instating a member who has, violated
any of the terms of the pact.
On its part, the association guaran
tees the grain dealers, who enter into
the agreement.protection from changes
in the ownership of elevators where
they may have their grain stored. If
an elevator attempts to break away
or to run independent, they guarantee
to have its supply of cars shut off. so
that it cannot ship grain to market in
opposition to the trust.
Promoted by Republicans.
"Since I discovered the conspiracy, a
few days since, I have been collecting
Information concerning it. I ascer
tained today that the promotor and
organizer of the trust is an ardent Re
publican and superintendent of one of
the largest elevators in the country.
"The practical workings of this com
bination to rob the farmer are not dif
ficult to see. By getting all the grain
dealers of a community enrolled as
members, it is impossible for the farm
ers of that section to sell to anyone
outside the trust or to ship their grain
away. They must stand the loss of a
cent and a half a bushel on the price
of their grain in order to find a mar
ket. I am not ready to give the names,
but will do so soon."
It is said that the new movement to
compel the farmers of the states men
tioned to accept less than the market
price to realize on their crops had its
inception in Chicago, and that several
of the big elevator men and grain deal
ers are interested in it.
LYING WAS BEGUN.
The Republican national committee
keeps the Republican newspaper
throughout the country supplied with
burning thoughts. This is a boom to
the Republican newspapers, for their
thoughts use to cost them 25 cents per
column from the "boiler-plate" fac
tories, and now they get them for
In a list of converts to Bryan pub
lished sometime ago by an eastern
newspaper, the article mentioned half
a dozen names of residents of Bath,
N. Y., as citizens of Bath, Me. The
mistake was purely accidental. Ob
viously their votes would be much
more useful to Mr. Bryan where they
properly belong than they would be
In Maine. The Hanna organs, how
ever, discovered the mistake, pounced
upon it with a great outcry, and even
yet have not finished crying "fake."
Last year, Mr. Creelman, the cele
brated newspaper correspondent, wrote
from Nebraska that statement that Mr.
Bryan by his lectures and writings
had accumulated property worth about
twenty-five thousand . dollars. The
ever vigilant and diabolically in
clined printer, put on an extra cipher,
making the amount two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars. The mistake
was not discovered until the paper was
on the street. Here was another thing
for the Republican press to make an
out-cry about. Remarks about Mr.
Bryan as a "plutocrat" began to cir
culate through the Republican press,
but they eventually stopped when the
explanation of the slip made them too
ridiculous to be persisted in. The
Hanna literary bureau, has, however,
recently revived them, and has ven
improved on the original typographical
error by raising the amount of Mr.
Bryan's fortune to three hundred thou
Another instance of the methods em
ployed by the Republican literary bu
reau may be cited. Some years ago a
gentleman, no longer connected with
the New York Journal, wrote a signed
article giving his estimate of Mr.
Bryan as a man and as a leader. Thi3
estimate has been revived by the Re
publican press bureau and circulated
as the editorial opinion of the New
York Journal and even in some cases
represented as the personal work of W.
Ex-Senator Manderson, recently un
dertook to prove for the benefit of the
Republican party, that notwithstand
ing the cry of "militarism" the "mili
tary powera of Europe spent more on
their armies than we did." The New
York Journal printed an article show
ing that the military budget in Europe
Includes the entire cost of pensions,
and that if we took this into account
our military expenses were nearly
twice as great as those of any other
military country in the world. There
upon the Republican literary bureau
started out paragraphs like this and
Ihey are Btill running In the cchimns
of the Republican press of the coun
W. R. Hearst, editor of the New
York Journal, an earnest "Bryanite,"
says that the paying of pensions to
soldiers is "militarism." "Militarism"
according to Bryan is one of the great
issues in this campaign. Veterans will
please take notice.
Such attempts as the one3 indicated
are a very fair example of what may
be termed "the slimy hands in poli
ties' and yet such are the methods of
the Republican press bureau.
MARK HANNA CALLED OFF.
Mark Hanna's career as a "spell
binder" has been cut short by no less
an individual than William McKlnley.
For the first time in the campaign it
is said McKlnley has found it neces
sary to interfere with his campaign
manager in any way. But Hanna In
a few brief efforts was having such a
disastrous effect among the working
men and farmers in Indiana, Illinois
and other states where the trust is
not admired that the presidential
candidate found it necessary in the in
terest of the party, not to say any
thing of himself, to interfere and call
off Mr. Hanna's dates as a "spellbind
er" much to the disappointment of Na
tional Chairman Jones of the Demo
cratic committee. As a result Mr.
Hanna will devote his undivided time
to the management of the contributed
campaign fund where, in his opinion,
it will do the most good.
The main cause of the trouble was
Mr. Hanna's speech . in Chicago In
which he made the statement, "I do
not believe there is a trust in the Unit
ed States." From all over the country
telegrams and letters of protest pour
ed in on the president against such
foolish statements," even though made
by "The Boss." and McKlnley could
not let them go unheeded however
much he approved Mark's assertions.
. As a consequence Mark Hanna was
told plainly that he must make no
more speeches without first submit
ting what he is going to say to a rigid
censorship and that he must not at
tempt to make the Dakota and Ne
braska trip he had planned under any
circumstances. As a matter of fact,
Senator Hanna was a little dubious
about attempting to make any cam
paign speeches until Perry Heath and
Congressman Landis of Indiana urged
him to speak at Delphi. His reception
there appealed to his vanity. The flat
tery of the Republican papers turned
his head and he was induced to make
a second trial before the Commercial
Men's Club at Chicago at a noonday
meeting. There was where he got into
trouble. He believed that it was up to
him to say something about trusts,
and he did so with a vengeance. He
launched forth in a challenge to Mr.
Bryan to tell him what a trust was
and then followed with the assertion
that there were no trusts in the coun
try and finally concluded this phase of
his address with a bold statement that
the only trusts he was aware existed in
this country were the cotton bail trust
and the ice trust, which he said cer
tain Democratic politicians were sup
posed to be interested in.
Democrats all over the country will
regret Mr. Hanna's downfall as a spell
binder. But we. still have Teddy Roosevelt
and Senator Stewart left.
BRYAN DENIES IT.
verbally or in writing, a promise of a
cabinet position or any other position,
and I shall not during the campaign
make any such promise to any one.
"I have not authorized and shall not
authorize any one, verbally or In writ
ing, to promise any cabinet position or
any other: position to any one. If I
am elected I shall be absolutely free to
discharge all the duties of the office
according to my platform, as far as the
platform goes, and according to my
own judgment in all matters not cov
ered by the platform."
Such is William Jennings Bryan's
answer to Hanna's charge that he has
made promises to would-be officehold
ers and that the cabinet portfolios
have been parceled out in advance of
Why Republicans Are Apathetic.
Binghamton Leader: The record of
the Republican party in government
is not satisfactory to the members of
that party, especially to these members
who do their own thinking. Thou
sands of Republicans in all sections of
the country disapprove the Philippine
scheme, and while not all of these will
refuse to vote the Republican ticket,
their attitude and speech are calculat
ed to encourage and strengthen the
growing sentiment against imperial
ism. When the thinking and indepen
dent membership of a party is in a
mental condition that reflects all the
shades of feeling from Indifference to
disgust, it is not unreasonable to look
for results that must be far from grat
ifying to that party's managers. This is
the state of things in the Republican
party today, and over-confidence is the
last feeling it is calculated to produce.
Roosevelt's InTaluabI Services. ,
Washington Post: Without any
military experience whatever unless
we count a few months with the cow
boys In South Dakota, or a chance vis
it to some militia picnic at Peekskill,
N. Y. he plunged into the Spanish
American war; showed the regular of
ficers how to attend to their business;
Instructed General Shatter very fully
as to every move In the campaign;
charged San Juan hill and captured it
single-handed, and even went on so
far as to give the secretary of war sev
eral very valuable hints at a time
when the latter was all at sea and did
not know which way to turn for safe
ty. Manr Relatives in War.
A Birmingham, England, woman
has at the front two brothers, eight
first cousins, forty-three second cou
sins and an uncle, making fifty-four
altogether, and if cousins by marriage
were counted the total would exceed
sixty. All these volunteered for ser
vice. Her sister is a nurse in Maritz
Your neighbor Is any one for whom
you can do a good turn.
WHEN SLAVERY ISN'T SLAVERY
"The Declaration of Independence
remained unexecuted until the people,
under the lead of the Republican party
in the awful clash of battle, - turned
its promises Into fulfillment." McKln
ley. Mr. President: Didn't you say at
the Georgia Chautauqua in August,
188S, that the American colonies to
which England had a valid title, re
belled against the mother country in
order to have self-government?"
Didn't you say at the New England
society dinner In 1896 that you believ
ed in government by consent of the
governed, '.'and of all the governed?''
"Yes; I said that."
Does slavery exist in the Hawaiian
Who owns those islands?
"The United States."
The United States, now under a Re
publican administration that points
with pride to the action of the first
republican administration in emanci
pating the negro slaves in America at
a cost of about 400,000 lives?
"Yes; the same."
How did the United States acquire
the Hawaiian islands?
"By annexation, in 1898, under my
Did you know slavery existed on
"Yes; I knew it."
What have you done or asked con
gress to do to stop that dealing in hu
man flesh in the islands?
"Nothing at all."
What Is the evidence of ownership
of slaves in the islands?
"A receipt or bill of sale with de
scription of the colored man or wo
man." Are those slaves personal property
In the islands?
"Just as much so as a mule in Ohio.''
In what other portions of the United
States territory does slavery exist?
'"In the Sulu or Moros islands, a
group of the Philippines."
How many islands does the sultan
of Sulu govern?
With whose consent does he govern
"With my consent."
Is he absolute monarch of those is
So there is an absolute monarchy
In the territory of the United States,
and by your consent?
What religion prevails in those is
lands? "The Mohammedan religion."
Is the sultan the head of the church?
So there is an established church in
United States territory, and a combi
nation of church and state?
Are slaves bought and sold in the
"Why don't you put a stop to it?
"I can't; the sultan would revolt."
Have you given any presents to the
sultan of Sulu?
"Yes; I have given him $10,000 and
an allowance of $500 a month."
"Did you give that out of your own
Out of whose pocket, then?
"The pockets of the taxpayers of the
How did the- sultan earn that
"He promised to keep quiet and
make no trouble."
Make no trouble, for whom?
Is the sultan a pplygamist?
What is the size of his harem?
"He has ten women."
So you give him $1,000 of the Am
erican taxpayers' money for each of
And an allowance of $50 a month for
the support of each woman?
"Did you think congress was right
in expelling Brigham H. Roberts on
the charge of polygamy?
As a professing Christian you
thought that was your "plain duty,"
So that you denounce polygamy in
America and pension it in Sulu at the
expense of the taxpayers?
"Yes. But the interests of the re
publican party required us to have the
good will of the sultan at any price."
Then, why didn't the Republican
party take that money out of its own
pocket, instead of taking it from the
American people who don't believe in
polygamy and slavery?
Why Ilanna lit Worried.
Rochester Herald: One of the chief
causes of Mark Hanna's uneasiness.
Which he makes no pretense to con
ceal, is the possibility that New York
will go Democratic. In Maine and
Vermont there have been changes of
10 and 20 per cent during the last four
years in favor of the Democracy. That
was in states where no concerted ef
fort was made to reduce the conceded
Republican pluralities. In New York
a change of less than 1 per cent will
throw the state into the Democratic
column. With organized effort
throughout the state it is not to be
denied that the chances of Democratic
victory are bright enough to be visible
to the naked eye. Mark Hanna, at all
events, has experienced no difficulty in
Grand Totals of Methodists.
A return which has just been pub
lished gives the general statistics of
Methodism all over the world, includ
ing Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive
Methodists,- the Methodist New Con
nexion, Bible Christian Methodists,
the United Methodist Free Churches,
the Wesleyan Reform Union, tfce
Methodist Episcopal and many other
bodies. The grand totals are as fol
lows: Ministers, 44,569; lay preach
ers, 133,434; church members, 7,382,
146; Sunday schools, 79,192; officers
and teachers, 790,850; Sunday school
scholars, 6,271.748; churches, 80,031.
The - trusts ceased to be about the
same time that the war in the Philip
pines ended. Kalamazoo (Mich.)
The Working Force is Increasing
Rapidly, West Needs More.
DISTRIBUTION IS ACTIVE.
New York, Oct. 15. Duns' Weekly
review of trade says that more season
able weather had important influence
throughout the country, but the coal
strike had continued as a restraining
factor in business.' Distribution of
merchandise in the west is still very
active. The working force is increas
ing steadily and in railroad and manu
facturing circles in the middle west
scarcity of labor is causing uneasiness.
Fear of tight money has had some men
hesitate, but higher rates result from
the activity of the movement of cotton
at high prices in the south. At the
moment the movement of ' gold from
Europe has tended to relieve the ten
sion in New York and gold is still
coming from Australia.
Iron production has been further
reduced, according to the Iron Age. A
gratifying feature is the evidence that
supplies in consumers' hands are low
Quotations on iron products are steady
and foreign buying continues, two con
tracts of importance being placed
Pipe makers are buying quantities of
pig, while carbuilders and shipbuilders
are also urgent bidders for material.
Wheat declined without the aid of a
government report. Domestic condi
tions are generally satisfactory and
foreign crop news cheerfuL
' Corn remains steady in the face of
the decline of condition. Foreign buy
ing is small.
Atlantic export in two weeks amount
ed to 4,851,787 bushels against 6,177,
148 bushels last year.
Shipments of boots and shoes from
Boston at the rate of 88,415 cases week'
ly mean the most active business since
April, and exceed the heavy forward
ings of last year. Improvement is
general, with orders from all parts of
the country and frequent requests for
immediate shipments. The signs that
excessive accumulations have become
distributed are encouraging.
Excursion Rate Was a Success.
Wichita, Oct. 10. The Rock Island
low rate excursion for the purpose of
stimulating emigration into the West
was a grand success. Over 700 people
availed themselves of the chance to
come west at a moderate cost. Many
of these people will no doubt find
homes here, and the gratitude of the
state should be extended to the Rock
Island road. The second excursion
will be run on October 16, and emigra
tion agents of the road say that it gives
promise of being one of the largest ex
cursion ver run by any railroad. '
Good Prices for Stock.
Abilene, Kans.,Oct. 11. At the stock
sale at C. II. Bambaugh's farm near
Woodbine, stock cattle, 98 head,
brought prices ranging from $15 to 820
per head for last spring calves; 524 to
$35 for cows without calves; $22.50 to
$25 for 2-year-old heifers and S32 ' for
2-year-old steers. Hogs, 320, were sold
at prices that ranged from $3.50 to
$6.75 for last spring pigs: $12.50 to
$18.75 for sows with pigs.
Favor Certain Changes.
,lan Francisco, Oct 12. The presby
tery of San Francisco, as a concession
to the revisionists, agreed to alter the
clauses relating to predestination, for
ordination and infant damnation. It
was further agreed that the section re
ferring to the pope as anti-Christ be
stricken out and that the ban against
the inter-marriage between Presbyte
rians and Papists be removed. -
An Industrial Department.
Topeka, Oct. 13. The board of char
charities has awarded the contract for
putting in the electric light plant in
the new industrial building at the
the state reform school.
A $20,000 building for a blacksmith,
carpenter, harness and shoe shop is be
ing completed and it will be equipped
with all modern appliances.
Chamberlain's American Policy.
London, Oct. 11. Mr. Chamberlain,
secretary of state for the colonies,
speaking at Stourbridge, said: "Great
Britain's foreign policy, as I sum it up,
is to remain on friendly terms with
every great country in Europe and on
something more than friendly terms
with the United States."
New Railway Project in Arizona.
Phoenix, Oct. 10. A dispatch from
Jerome states that plans are under
way for building a railroad which will
open up the Tonto basin country and
adjacent territory, . which includes
many rich mining and timber lands.
The route will be from Williams -to
To Sit on The Hague Tribunal.
Washington, Oct. 15. It is under
stood the president has selected Judge
George D. Gray of Delaware to repre
sent the United States with ex-President
Benjamin Harrison, on The Hague
permanent arbitration tribunal. Judge
Gray is a former senator from Dela
ware and a Democrat. He was a mem
ber of the Paris peace commission and
is now a United States judge for the
Third judicial circuit. His selection
will not involve his position as circuit
America Leads in Pari Awards.
Washington, Oct. 12. A cablegram
received here from Commissioner Gen
eral Peck at Paris contains the an
nouncement of the final results, ob
tained by the various countries in the
form of awards at the Paris exposition.
The United States received 2,415
awards, Germany 1,826, Great Britain,
1,727 and Russia, 1,493. The United
States leads, not only . in . the grand
total, but also in all grades of awards,
from grand prizes to merely honorable
CRIMINAL USE OF THE WIRE.
Two Operators Forged Telegraphic Ol
den for Money.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 15. A shrewd
attempt to rob the City National bank
of. Kansas City and the Commercial
bank of Lawson, Mo., out of $5,500,
was nipped in the bud and as a result
Harry Turner and Robert O'Connor,
telegraph operators, both of Kansas-'
Citv. are under arrest.
. Turner and O'Connor went to Law
son and pretended to be looking for
land. It appears a telegram was sent
to the Kansas City bank signed "Com
mercial Bank," asking that $5,500 in
currency be sent by express to Law
son. The Kansas City bank wired that
it had sent the money, but. the tele-
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Instead O'Conner presented & telegram,
apparently from the City National
bank ordering the Commercial bank to
pay him the amount stated. The bank
officials, becoming suspicions, tele
phoned Kansas City and O'Connor was
placed under arrest in the bank while
writing a draft. Later Turner was
taken in. Investigation developed
that the two men had telegraph instru
ments located outside of Lawson, and
that they had sent the telegrams
Floods In New Brunswick.
St. John, K R, Oct. 13. The prov
ince of New Brunswick has received a
fearful drenching from a rain storm
which' has lasted one hundred . and
eight hours and which in amount
equals ten inches. Not a train is mov
ing on the Canadian Pacific railway
between St. John and Van Cebororon,
the branch lines of the road to St.
Andrews, St. Stephen, Frederickson
and Woodstock. The tie-up is due to
washouts. Conditions are the worst
which have existed in the Union Pacini
Sir Thomas Upton's Pork Corner.
London, Oct. 13. Sir. Thomas Lipton
was questioned regarding the pork
corner, and said: "It is a fact that I
control practically all the pork in the
United States. I have no intention of
raising the price an exorbitant degree.
I am perfectly satisfied to make a fair
profit out of the deal, and I shall do all
possible, to avoid causing serious
trouble to those who sold short. In
fact, I let some go the other day in
order to save a few threatened fail
ures." A Soldiers' Home Fire.
Boise, Idaho, Oct. 12. The Idaho
Soldiers' Home is partially destroyed
by fire, caused by a defective flue. The
home is a mile and a half from the city
limits and is a frame building. There
were 800 inmates, one of whom, Thom
as Hayes, lost his life by suffocation.
The lower floor of the west wing
was not burned and the second ' floor
onlv nartiallv. The insurance is about
820.000. about one-half the loss.
Michigan House Passes Tax Bill.
Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. The joint
resolution' authorizing submission to
the people at the general election in
November of a constitutional amend
ment permitting the taxation of rail
roads and other corporations on the
cash value of their property, passed
the house. The Republican majority
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dispose of the resolution speedily.
Honolulu to Galveston.
Honolulu, via San Francisco, Oct. 1 1.
By the steamship Australia the city
of Honolulu sends $3,300 for the aid of
the people of Galveston, Texas. The
money was raised in a day after a
meeting of the chamber of commerce
was called and subscription lists were
Panle at a Russian Festival.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. Five thou
sand pilgrims assembled at the St.
Nikander monastery, in the Porkhoff
district, for a religious festival. Dur
ing the night one of the upper floors
collapsed and many of those sleeping
there fell upon those below. A panic
v-as caused by a false alarm of fire and
four men and thirty-six women were
crushed to death, many ethers being
.Earl Li Issues Orders.
Tien Tsin, Oct. 10. Li Hung Chang
has ordered the release and safe escort
to Pekin of . five Belgian engineers and
fifteen missionaries who have been
kept prisoners many weeks at Pao
tingfu. Li Hung Chang is apparently
doing his utmost to please the powers.
His visit to Pekin is apparently in''
Tea May Advance. .
Calcutta, Oct. 1L An unprecedented
drouth is prevailing in the districts of
Sachar and Sylhet, province of Assam,
causing the greatest anxiety in regard
to the tea and other crops.
Ten Thousand Found Graves There.
London, Oct. 15. With the Chinese
muddle showing signs of clearing trp'
there is some opportunity of paying,
attention to the quiet ending of the
war in South Africa. Out of thirty
thousand wounded, twenty-nine thou
sand have returned to duty. . Such,
quick recovery of such a large per
centage of the wounded, rather breaks
down Baron Bloch's theory that a
modern war is impossible . owing to its
slaughter, though it is true 10,000 Brit
ish soldiers were killed in South Africa.:
Seattle Building to Stop.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 12. The trades
council of Seattle has decided to order!
a strike on all buildings in course . o
erection by contractors who refused to'
sign the scale of wages demanded by!
the council. Work will be stopped oa'
between thirty and forty buildings and
it is estimated that fully 1,000 men will'
be put of employment. ; The builders'
are firm in holding out against the de-i
mands'of the council but it is thought
they will concede sooner than lose timti
on the buildings. J