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II HELD 1 BRIBERY.
KENTUCKY SENATORIAL
ASPIRANT INDICTED.
PARTISAN FEELING HIGH.
True Blllr Returned hy the Uraud Jury
Against Three Republican Lenders
and Tnro Other for Conspiracy
to Corrupt Legislators Two
Democrat Alio Indicted
by the lury.
Frankfort, Ky.. April 19. Thi
morning tho Franklin county grand
Jury returned a true bill against Dr.
W. Godfrey Hunter, Republican nom
inee for the United States Senate; ex
Congrcsstnan John Henry Wilson of
the Eleventh district; H. T. Franks of
the Second district; Captain Noel
(iainos and his brother-in-law,
Thomas Tanner, of Frankfort, charg
ing them all with conspiracy to bribe.
All lire Republicans with the excep
tion of Gaines and Tanner.
The news at once became public and
created the greatest indignation
among the Republicans, all of whom
denounced it as a conspiracy among
Frankfort Democrats to defeat and
humiliate Hunter. They claimed that
the indictments against Gaines and
Tanner," the Democrats, were returned
tiimply us "savers," to prevent the pub
lic generally from gaining the impres
sion that the grand jury had been
made an engine of political persecu
tion, and that they would le dismissed
at the first hearing on account of in
sufficient evidence.
Chairman Jones of the Republican
caucus said that it was a "diabolical
and hellish conspiracy," and that the
"Republicans would disprove and . re
cent it in proper spirit. State Senator
Dehor, was of the same opinion and
not one of the Republican leaders hes
itated to condemn the action of the
grand jury as partisan and prejudiced.
Dr. Hunter has at last rebelled
against Hanna and his agent here,
Samuel Taylor of Ohio, ani ysitrday
afternoon sent a request to Taylor that
he leave Frankfort at once and not re
turn to meddle in the Senatorial mud
dle. This was not done, however, tin
til it became known that the adminis
tration had withdrawn its support
from Hunter, and that it was the de
sire of Mr. Hanna that Hunter should
retire in favor of some candidate that
could unite the party. Taylor com
municated with Mr. Hanna at once
and was told to use his own discretion.
He will remain, at least for a time.
BALDWIN'S MORTGAGES.
Th Noted Callfornlan Borrow a For
tune to Meet Accruing; Obligation.
Sak Francisco, April 19. The II i
bernia bank has put on record a mort
gage given by' E. J. Baldwin for 8850,
000, covering the Baldwin hotel prop
erty and annex, his home on Califor
nia street near Jones, residence
property on Webster street near Fell,
property on Stevenson street, property
5n Los Angeles and ranches in Los
Angeles county. The indebtedness is
payable in one year and bears six and
one-half per cent interest.'
In addition to the mortgage the
bank filed an assignment from Bald
win for the rent and all other income
from his business property to secure
the payment of interest on several
loans made to him. His total indebt
edness to the bank, as represented by
mortgages, now aggregates 81,670,000.
When questioned regarding the new
loan, Baldwin said: ui have borrowed
the money to pay other obligations,
preferring to borrow rather than sell
any property during the present de
pression in prices. There is no found
ation for the rumor that I am in dan
ger of bankruptcy. I have enough
unincumbered property left on which
1 might borrow a million or two if
iiccessary. The passage of a protec
tive tariff will make all of my enter
prises pay and make it easy for me to
pay all I owe."
CHINESE BOYCOTT.
A Temporary Restraining Order Uraulod
Against Butte, Mont., Labor Union.
Helena, Mont., April 19. .Tudgo
Knowles of the United States district
court has granted a temporary re
straining order in a suit that promises
to be of international importance. It
wns a suit by the Chinese residents
if Butte against tho oftlccrs of
twenty-four labor unions of Butte
to restrain them from continuing
boycott now ' being en'orced
against tho Chinese residents there.
There are four plaintiffs, who appeal
for tho rights of 300 of the'r fellow
countrymen. Tho plaintiffs do busi
ness in Butte as dealers in Chinese
merchandise, and conduct a restaurant.
The boycott has been effective in Butte
for some time, and lately the unions
have been distributing circulars, car
rying transparencies and stationing
men before the doors of the defend
ants to warn, prospective customers
that they'enter at the peril of also be
ing made subject to the boycott
Re. Howie Asked to Reilgn.
Awhisos, Kan.. April 19. There
has been trouble in the Presbyterian
rhnrch for some time, one faction of
the congregation desiring the resigna
tion of Rev. M. F. Howie, and the
other faction wanting him to remain
s pastor. The quarrel was-brought
np at a meeting of the presbytery at
Hiawatha yesterday, and that body
ruled that Rev. Howie should tender
his resignation, to take effect next Oc
tober. Rev. Howie is the oldest pas
tor in Atchison in point of service,
having occupied his present pulpit
bout fifteen vears.
SENATE COMMITTEES.
Itepuhllcan Committee Vote tn Accept
the Demoerctlo I'ro.oltlon.
Wahiunotox, April 19. The Repub
lican committee on committees' of the
Senate agreed '".nanimously to accept,
so far as it is empowered to do so, the
proposition made by the Democrats for
the reorganization of the Senate com
mittees. The proposition wh4ch the
committee has agreed to accept pro
vides that tho Republicans shall
fill all the committee places
which were tilled by Republican
senators during the last congress
including the chairmanships vacated
by Republicans, and that they shall be
given one additional place on the ap
propriations committee, Vucated by a
Democrat, and that the membership
of the committee on postofllces and
post roads shall be increased from nine
to ten in order to give the Democrats
an additional place on that committee.
This arrangement will result in leav
ing Republicans at the head of all the
important committees, but a ma jority
of the membership of many of them
will be anti-Renublican.
There are indications that committee
recommendation will not be received
with favor by all the republican sen
ators. GLADSTONE SEVERE.;
Hitter Agalnit the Rulers of Oerinany
and Kttla.
Lomwx, April 1'.). Mr. Gladstone
has written a letter to the Macedonian
leader. Captain Damp.es, in which he
says: ''Under the present deplorable
scheme, all the British government has
the right to do, seemingly, is to plead
its opinions before a tribunal of two
youthful despots, the emperors of
Germany and Russia, and to abide by
their help to execute their final deter
minations. "Our disgraceful office seems to be
to place ships, guns, soldiers and sail
ors at their disposal for the purpose of
keeping" down the movement for the
liberty of Crete, and of securing to
these young despots, who have in no
wise earned the confidence of Europe,
the power of deciding questions which
rightfully belong to the Cretans."
The Larlssa correspondent of the
Times says:. "Everyone here continues
to declare' that an outbreak .of war is
inevitable 'within the next two or three
days, especially as it is now known
that, in high quarters at Athens, a
peaceful solution of tho difliculty is
regarded as almost hopeless."
SMALL BOYS TAKeTpOISON.
Arkama Lads Left at Home Alone Coolly
Commit Suicide Together.
Favkttkvii.i.k, Ark., April 19. Two
sons of a Mr. Ilcsson, living at Green
land, five miles south of Fayette
ville, aged 15 and 0 years, became
angry because they had been left at
home while their parents were here,
bathed, dressed in their best clothes,
wroto notes to their parents, pinned
them on the door, took strychnine and
went to bed. Both died before their
parents returned home. The notes
bade the parents good bye and ex
pressed the hope that they would meet
them in heaven.
Wool Men Dissatisfied.
Washington, April 18. Western
Senators, after several conferences,
have reached an agreement" to stand
together for important changes in the
wool schedule of the Dingley bill.
Tho Senators mostpromtnently identi
fied with the movement are Messrs.
Mantle, Carter, Shoup, Warren and
Burrows. They have not only agreed
upon a line of amendments, but have
decided to insist on their inclusion in
the bill. The meetings have also been
attended by many prominent wool
growers. The proposed amendments
are directed mainly to closing the
many loopholes for evasions and fraud
which woolmen agree abound in the
Dingley, and were also found .in the
McKinley law.
Another Settling Commission.
Washington, April 18. The Presi
dent has decided to appoint another
expert commission to act in conjunc
tion with one already selected by
Great Britain to visit Behring sea this
summer to study the conditions sur
rounding seal life. It is the purpose
of the state department to endeavor to
secure the consent of the British gov
ernment to the adoption of a modus
vivendi suspending all sealing on land
and sea while the experts arc at work
during the approaching season. Ne
gotiations in this direction are now iu
progress.
Fire at a University.
Rkukki.kv, Cal., April 19. Fire at
tho University of California entirely
destroyed tho building occupied as
the college of agriculture. The fire is
believed to have started either from an
explosion in the chemical laboratory
or from the heat generated by the use
of an iucubator. The loss is estimated
at 840,000.
Chinese to Be Admitted.
Washington, April 19. Secretary
Gage has instructed the customs offi
cers at Pembina, K D., to admit 179
Chinese who are en route 1 from China
to the Nashville exposition. This ac
tion is taken on the statement of the
director general that their admission
is necessary under concessions made to
exhibitors and others.
fatally Injured at a Fire.
Maiisiiai.l, Mo., April 19. A. T.
George, a St Louis grocery drummer,
died suddenly at Slater yesterday. At
the big fire at that place he was help
ing a customer save his stock, and was
run into by a man carrying a box of
tobacco, lie died from the injury.
Twenty-One Bailors Saved.
Pim.ApKLPHiA, April . 10. Captain
Haavig, Mate Hellisen and nineteen
seamen of the Norwegian ship Senta,
who wero supposed to have been lost
at sea, were brought into this port on
the British ship Snowflake from Pan
rath for Philadelphia. No one on
board tho Senta was lost, but all ex
perienced a distressing time during the
twenty-four hours prior to their rev
cue. The abandoned ship was re
cently reported at Loudon as having
been sighted by the steamer Idaho,
and until this morning it was believed
that all who had been on board the
nn'ortuna'te vessel were lost.
REED'S POLICY 8IILL 60E8.
THE HOUSE; MEETS ONLY
TO ADJOURN AGAIN,
THE DEMOCRATS EXPLAIN.
Ilalley. le Arnioud und Other Minority
Leader State Their f'osltlnu oil
tfie Contest Within the Demo;
era tic Party In the House
Mr. island's I'nolllo Konds t
Resolution Shut Out.
Wasm.xgton, April IS. The House,
by a party vote, decided to adjourn
from to-day until next Wednesday.
The session was a comparatively brief
one and was devoted almost en
tirely to explanations by Messrs.
Bailey, De Armond and otheis of their
positions in the contest within tho
Democratic party in the House us to
what course the party should pursue
with reference to tho Republican pol
icy of adjourning for three days at, a
time without attempting to enact leg
islation. Mr. Bailey opposed adjourn
ment because Mr. Bland would be
shut off from offering a Pacific rail
way resolution.
AN O M aTja"d Y K E B R E A K S.
Only a Railroad Kinhankment Holds the
Cut-Off Lake Flood llack.
Omaha, Neb., April 19. The Mis
souri river here is stationary, but . a
great stream is still running into Cut
off lake, which has risen six inches
since last night. The first dyke across
the foot of the lake gave way this
morning, and a gap thirty feet wide is
letting tho torrent down into the ba
sin above the second dyke. There the
water is rising rapidly.
This dyke is crossed by a railroad
track and trainload after trainload of
material has been dumped there to
strengthen the threatouod embank
ment. It alone now stands between
the flood of water in Cut-off lake and
the railroad yards and factories below.
Every energy is now bent to save that
dyke".
WILD ADVANCE "inTwHEAT.
Chicago Prices Are Up Four Cent,
Closing; at the Top.
Chicago, April 19. Wheat this
morning went up in a wild whirl 4
cents a bushel and closed at the tip
top prices, with "calls" for Monday 4
to ft cents away. , The market opened
very tamely at a slight decline from
Thursday's last prices and halted for
a few moments. Then a large volume
of buying orders poured in and the
price started to advance rapidly. May
wheat went from U'c to 72c in a few
moments. It dropped back to 71?ic
and then went up again to 73.'c, the
last orders being billed at that price.
July wheat was even stronger than
May, closing at only J4'c discount
To Prosecute Keofcr.
Toi'KKA, Kan., April 19. About the
first action Bailie Waggener will take,
after returning from Texas, will be to
prosecute Representative Horace An
drew Keefer for perjury. Tho dis
closures made before the investigating
committee by the Leavenworth repre
sentative. Mr. Waggener designates as
lies. The railroad attorney proj ses
to prosecute Keefer to the extreme
limit of the law.
Kansa Politician Charged With Theft.
Fort Scott, Kan., April 19. Carroll
E. Shaffer, a son of Senator E. T.
Shaffer, recently sued Patrick Gorman,
a stock feeder, for 85,000 for slander,
charging that Gorman had called him
a thief. Gorman filed an answer yes
terday, charging Shaffer with haviug
stolen twenty-one hogs n-d hay,
wheat and other property, s. -cifying
seventeen different counts. Gorman
and Shaffer are well known Populist
politicians.
The Cxar Shows Mercy to Exiles.
London, April 19. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says that the
Russian minister of war publishes in
the Russkij Invalid an order of the
czar providing hereafter all criminals
condemned to imprisonment, in Siberia
shall be conveyed there by railway in
stead of being'compelled to makr the
march by wav of Tomsk and Iruski,
which' caused terrible suffering to
thousands.
Hound to Have Cheap Fare.
iNOiANAroi.is, Ind., April 19. In
dictments have been returned by a
special session of the grand jury
against President A. L Mason, Super
intendent Miller Elliott, a dozen con
ductors and other officers of the Citi
zens Street. Railway company, for vio
lation of the 3 cent fare law. Muson
and Elliott were arrested.and promptly
gave bonds.
The "Lone Fisherman" Dead.
Baltimore, Mi, April 19. James
F. Mafllt the veteran actor, died in
Johns Hopkins hospital last night,
after an illness of four weeks. Maffit
was known to theatergoers in the
United States as the "lone fisherman,"
in the burlesque, "Evangeline."
A Benefl Association Assigns. '
Ltnn, Mass., April 19. The 500
members of the Equitable Aid union,
a mutual benefit insurance order of
Pennsylvania, received word yesterday
from the president that the order had
gone into the hands of an assignee and
had suspended.
F. C Shroeder Dead.
Kansas Citv. Mo., April 18. F. C.
Shroeder, the well known grain com
mission merchant and member of tho
board of trade, died very suddenly at
bis home, 1414 Brooklyn avenue, at 8
o'clock this morning.
TO FREE IRELAND.
fifty Thousand American to Spring;
Surprise on Great lirltaln.
Nkw Yoiik, April l!i. "Within a
year there, will be another armed up
rising in Ireland atainst England's
rule, and for Irish independence." So
say the leaders of the Irish National
alliance here, who claim to be carrying
out the policy of the organization with
which they are affiliated in Ireland,
Englund and Scotland. The fact that
such a movement was contemplated
was kept secret until recently, while
the task of organizing all over this
country has lcen actively progressing.
While no attempt is now made to dis
guise the real nature of the recent
conferences of the leaders in this and
other cities, as well as the presence
here of many well known-Nationalists
from Ireland during the past few
months, tho greatest secrecy is ob
served as to deails.
"The English government knows
what to expect next year, and any de
nials that might be uiiide here would
not undeceive them," .said a well
known leader of the alliance. Beyond
the knowledge, however, that next
year is the centenary of the rising of
1798, and that Irishmen all over tho
world are anxious to commemorate it
id a proper manner, the English gov
ernment knows nothing, and never
will until the blow Is struck.
TWO BRAKEMEN KILLED.
Thrown I'nder a Switch Kuglne Which
They Were Riding at 4oplln, Mo.
Joi'i.iN, Ma, April 19. Jerry Shea
and John Ginn, Misnvuri I'acihc brake
men, were run ovin- and killed at G
o'clock last evening by switch engine
No. 9.1S, iu the Missouri Pacific-yards,
here. There was uo footboard on
the rear of the- engine and Shea
was sitting on a tool-chest at
tached to the engine, while (linn
was standing on the rt 11 ho'ding ou to
the top of the tool chest. The top,
being rotten, suddenly gave way while
the engine was backing and both men
were thrown under the wheels of the
engine. Ginn was cut in two and Shea
had his right leg and right arm cut off
and was injured internally. Both
were instantly killed. Shea was a
telegraph operator and working extra.
His home was in Nevada, Mo. He was
a single man. Ginn '.naves a wife and
four children residing in this citv.
LIFE STAKED ON A RACE.
James Hunter Probably Killed; Himself
When Ills The -ooffli bred Lost.
San Francisco, April 19i James
Hunter, who has. followed the tvirf for
many years, is supposed to' have
staked his life on Goldbug, his favorite
racer, which started in a race at the
Oakland track on Thursday, made a
gallant struggle, but was beaten by
faster horses.
Hunter anxiously watched the race
on which- he had staked everything.
When it was over he mille.I his hat
over his eyes and remarked to his
friend, Philip Siebenthaler: "I staked
my life on that race and lost A few
drops will soon put an end to the
whole business." Taking a la.st look
at Goldbug as the animal was being
led to the stable ho turned away from
the race course and has not been seen
since.
FORCED TO GIVE UP LAND.
A Missouri Woman, Who Fired a Tramp
Resort, Forced to Pay for Silence.
Sekama, Mo., April 19. Mrs. Bar
bara Ann Card has begun suit in the
Pettis county circuit court against her
daughter, Mrs. Susan Arnold, and the
latter's husband, William Arnold, to
recover thirty-five acres of land out of
which she alleges she was swindled by
them. -
Mrs. Card admits that a few months
ago she set fire to a house belonging
to Edward Imhauser, as it was a ren
dezvous for tramps, and claims that
her son-in-law and daughter threat
ened to h"ve her arrested for a,'son
unless she deeded to them the property
in question. Through fear of arrest
she did as commanded, but now asks
the court to set the deed aside.
GOLDEN CITY SENSATION.
Violent Illness of a Bride Leads to the Ar
rest of Her Husband and Two Others.
Goi.dkn Citv, Mo., April 19. A sen
sation was .vatcd here last night by
the arrest ot Benjamin Toler and his
son, George, and wife. Benjamin
Toler, who is 05 years of age, was mar
ried about ten days ago to Mrs. Hulett,
a widow of 35. The relatives of the
groom did not approve the match. A
few days after tha wedding, the bride
was taken violently ill after eating
dried apples which were furnished by
Mrs. George Toler. Physicians were
summoned and her life was saved, but
she is still in a critical condition. Last
evening her father, Mr. Rcinck, of Ash
Grove, Mo., arrived, and warrants
were issued. The parties are under
bond for appearance next Monday.
Champion Hob at Dinner.
Nkw York, April 19. liob Fitzsim
mons and Martin Julian were enter
tained at dinner last night by
Proprietor Roblee and nearly 100 other
friends at the Hotel Bartholdi. Fitz
simmons made a speech, lla said he
was a better fighter than he was a
talker and the guests cheered his
statement lustily. Martin Julian stat
ed that his brother-in-law, the world's
champion, might enter the ring again
after enjoying a brief rest
Work For Fifty Men.
St. Joskph, Ma, April 19. The St.
Joseph liar and Axle company has
been reorganized and the plant on
South Fourth street, closed since July
15 last, will be reopened within a few
days. Fifty men will be employed in
the manufacture of wagon ond buggy
tires and similar material.
No Australian Woman suffrage.
Adklaidk, South Australia, April
19. The Federations convention, by a,
vote of 23 to 12, has rejected un amend
ment to allow women to vote for mem
ber of the house of representatives.
EDITOR 1 MILLER DEAD.
THE OLD NEWSPAPER MAN
PASSES AWAY.
FORTY YEARS AN EDITOR.
Last Moment of the "Troy Chief's" Vet
eran Owner Uninarred by Suffering
One of the last of the Old
School of the Greeley
Franklin Days of New
paper Making.
Tjiov, Kan., April 19. Sol Miller,
the veteran Kansas editor, gave up his
long contest witli disease this morn
ing, and, at 0:30 o'clock, passed away
without a struggle or paroxysm. All
of the members of his family were
present and he was conscious almost
to the last moment
Mr. Miller's last words were tittered
three minutes before his death and
were an injunction to his nephew not
to let livers, the local undertaker,
squirt poison into him and to forbid
the doctors to cut his- body poo.
SOL MILLER.
Mr. Miller had been confined to ht
borne for several weeks from a drop
sical affection and heart trouble, bwt
had done much of the work on his pa
per. The issue of Thnrsday contained
ids last writing. He had anticipated
the end for some time and his ati'&irs.
had all been put, in perfect order. .
Mr. Miller was a past grand master
of the Odd Fellows of Kansas and had
been a member of the society since he
was a very young man. The fnneral
will be under tho charge of that order.
Solomon Miller was born in Lafay
ette, Ind., January 23, W.l, but bc:ore
he was a year old his parents returned
to their old home in West Alexandria,
Ohio, where he spent his boyhood.
In 1855 Mr. Miller was married, and
after the campaign of 1850 the "pio
neer passion" which was so prominent
in his family was aroused,' and he
moved to Kansas, arriving at White
Cloud, in Doniphan county, iu the
spring of 1H57. and established the
White Cloud Chief, now the Troy Chief,
the oldest paper In Kansas.
In 1872 he moved to Troy, where he
lived ever since.
Mr. Miller represented his district in
the legislature four times as state
Senator and once as Representative.
He also held several other offices, the
last being that of member of the state
board of charities under Governor
Morrill. In the early days ho was
prominent in conventions. ,vnd was
one of the organizers of tho Kansas
Editorial association. In 1871 he was
grand master of the grand lodge of
Odd Fellows.
Miller was a notable typo of the old
time editor who is fast disappearing
from newspaper offices. He noted the
decadence of old time newspaper cus
toms with chagrin. He was one of the
printer editors of the Franklin-Gretdey
school who sometimes placed his own
compositions in type. He did ail of
the writing for his paper with the ex
ception of a few local contributions.
On the annivcrfary of Washington,
Franklin and other great historic
characters Mr. Miller reverenced them
by printing anecdotes of them, com
menting on their lives and refen ing
to the changes since their time. These
editorials were often humorous and
were always features of his rather ec
centric paper.
Splcer Family Murder.
Bismarck, N. D., April 19. The
mystery concerning the fiendish butch
ery of the Spicer family at Winona has
been partially clared up. Alexander
Caddott, the French half-breed under
arrest, has made a confession, in which
he implicates Black Hawk, the negro
half-breed, who ha3 also been under
arrest as a suspect After making tho
confession Caddott made a vicions at
tempt at taking his own life by stal
bitig himself with a pocket knife in
the abdomen. The wound will not
prove fatal.
No Prince for Mlu Campbell.
Nkw Yokk. April 19. Prince Carlo
Bourbon del Monte Santa Maria di
Faustino of Rome? and Miss Jane
Campbell of this city will not bo mar
ried, their engagement having been
abruptly terminated. Various reasons
are assigned for the unexpected end
of the engagement One gives the ill
health of the prince as tho cause. An
other is that Miss Campbell decided
that she would make a big mistake in
wedding the titled Italian. It is also
hinted that the young nobleman did
not offer serious objectioni to remain
ing a bachelor just at this time.
CASHIER MURDERED.
Hold Daylight Robbery or a New Hamp
shire Hank Robbers Kscape.
KoMKRf wohtk, N. IF., April 19.
While resisting the entry of two des
perate and determined robbers, and
during a heroic struggle to protect
SJl.ri(),Oi)0 or more in money and securi
ties in the compartments of tho open
vault of the Great Falls National bank
of Somersworth Friday afternoon.
Cashier Joseph A. Stlckney was struck
dawn and brutally murdered near the
desk which he occupied for years.
After killing Stickney, the murder
ers ransacked the vault and lied with
all the cash, with the exception of a
few gold pieces. As near as can be
estimated, 80,000 was taken, but it is
possible that the loss will considerably
exceed this sum, as no one but the
dead cashier knew the exact amount
that was in tho institution at the time.
Tho robbers, after knocking Stick
ney known with a blackjack, cut his
throat.
The most remarkable feature of the
robbery is that 8100,000 in bonds of
the United States, which were kept in
one of the drawers of the big vault,
and which the robbers examined hit.v
tily. were not taken. Neither was any
of the negotiable paper and securities
of the bank in fact, nothing is miss
ing except the cash.
No one was aware that there wa
anything wrong at the bank until
until nearly 3 o'clock, or an hour after
the murderous work was done. The
perpetrators had ample time to escape.
Scores of deputy sheriffs, marshalsv
police and citizens are scouring this
section of the state "ind the adjoining
state of Maine, which, from the city,
is just across the Salmon Falls river.
The men made their visit to the
bank at the busiest time of the day in
the locality where the bank is situ
ated, and so completely and thor
oughly did they accomplish their rob
bery that only an uncertain clue and
a very meagre description were ob
tained. FRANCE OBJECTS.
The Dingley Tariff Hill Arouses Con
siderable Antagonism.
Pakis, April J!. The Dingley tariff
bill has aroused considerable antag
onism among French mercantile cir
cles, where it is pointed out that the
measure may lead to a policy disastrous
in its effects on certain Frensh indus
tries. Some representations of this
nature have already been made to
members of the French government.
A reporter sent to M. Hanotaux, the
French foreign minister, a number of
questions bearing on the tariff . situa
tion and the relations of the two re
publics. The French foreign office re
turned the following written reply:
"The federal government at Wash
ington will succeed without any doubt
in drawing closer the bonds which
unite France and the United States
by abstaining from overtaxing im
ported French goods, such as sparkling
and still wines,' brandies, silks,
woolens, gloves, works of art, etc. To
shut out of the United States by quasi
prohibitive tariffs the product of
French industry and art will, evident
ly, have a contrary effect"
In answer to a question as to what
eo-oper;.tion France would give to
bring about an international bimetal
lic conference, M. Hanotaux said:
'"The co-operation which France could
give the United States in the assem
bling of a monetary conference' would
naturally depend on the state of trade
between the two countries. As re
gards bimetallism, France seems un
certain and much divided."
MINERS IN DISTRESS,
Much Squalor and Misery In the Pean
sylvanla Coal Regions.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 19. The legis
lative committee that is investigating
the condition of the miners of the
Pittsburg district completed its second
day of personal inspection among the
mines to-day, and a story of the
scenes of misery, destitution and want
that the investigators witnessed would
fill many large volumes. When the
work was finished, the members of
the committee made the statement
that no such suffering was ever known
by them to exist before, and chey aro
well convinced that something must
be done, and at once, to alleviate the
condition of the unfortunate thousands
who are distressed.
Old Man Run Down Ky a Train.
Skdai.ia, Mo., April 18. Charles
Schlauffer, a feeble old man of 75 years,
was run down by a Missouri Pacific
freight train in the West end yards
and received injuries about the head
and body which will probably result
fatally.
THE MARKETS.
Kansas City Grain and Live Slock.
Wheat No. 2. SO&Slc; No. 3, 7G!c; Na
4. 70c: rejected. 5.13650.
Spring Wheat No. 2, 80c; Net. 3,
7477c; rejected, CO&65a
Soft Wheat Nix 2. 95c; No. 3, 8792c;
No. 4, 85c: rejected, 05(3700.
c Corn-Na 2, 21c; No. 3, 20!c: No. 4,
20c; no grade, lite. White corn No. 2, 22c;
No. 3, 2W,c; No 4, 1920c,
Oats-No. 2. 17.19c; No. 3, 17; No. 4,
loftlOc: No. 2 white, 22c; No. 3, l820c;
No. 4. 17c.
Rye No. 2, 30c: No. 3. 28c; No. 4. 27c.
llran 53c per cwt sackcJ: bulk be less.
Hay Choice timothy, 19.50; No. l,$H.50a
9; No. 2, 17.0038.00; clover, mixed, No. 2,
6.6037.00; No. 8,tC006.60; choice prairie
7.00; No. 1, 16.00a6.50; No. 2, I5.0O&5.6O;
No. 3, 14. OOtfi.4.50.
Cattle Receipts, 434: calves. 10: shlp
led, 2.405 cattle, 46 calves. The market
was nominally steady.
Dressed beef and shipping steers. 14.0044
465: native heifers, 3.4as.75; native
cows, 25233.B5; native feeders. IX7j4
4.55: native itocter. 4. 25it4 40.
HofTs-Receipts. 5.365; shipped. 1.631 The
market opened strong to 5 cents higher and
closed weak. The top sale was 13.95 and the
bulk of sales from 13. 85 to 13.90.
Sheep Receipts, 4,774j shipped. 2.104.
The market was steady.
Following are reprcsentativ sales:
22 s. 1ms... .47. .7 00 208 Mx.ews..73..8 50
33 sw. tip. .84. .8 15 6 w.b.lm..7l..3 OO
14 Ark. l)ks.8a..l 50 6 Ark.bks..75..l 50
16 N-M.rK lot. 10 00

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