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OMAHA SCOLDS HIM.
i-IVE STOCK EXCHANGE RE SOLVES CONCERNING MORTON It U Aiwrtad That Their Eateemed Fellow Cltlirn Him an Erroneous Idea, Which U Working Great Detriment to the Cattle Interest of the Countrjl .Omaha, April 23. The Omaha Live stock exchange today censured Seer- tary of Agriculture Morton for his "erroneous Ideas when Is at present working to the great detriment of the cattle Interests of the country In creat ing a wrong Impression us to the re lative cost of cattle and beef." After reciting the manner of his Investiga tion this resoultlon was adopted: Be It resolved, That we, the members of the South Omaha Livestock ex change, call the attention of the honor able secretary of agriculture and the country at large to the fact that, dur ing the first three months of the present year, cattle receipts at Chicago, with a full crop In Illinois, Indiana and ad jacent territory, fell oft 17 per cent, notwithstanding a big Increase in Texas shipments; and Omaha In the very hea rt of the drouth stricken country, fell oft thirty-two per cent. On account of . this shortage cattle prices advanced from 11 to $2 per hundred as compared with a year ago, and the higher prices for beef naturally followed. With the higher prices for beef and the press agitation on this subject, consumption fell oft and cattle values declined In consequence. We regard this present depression In catttle values however, as only temporary, as the In dications are that the next three months of this year will witness a further reduction In available supplies of fully 50 per cent. We are satisfied that there can be no combine among the beef packers, on account of the In creased number of buyers In all the leading markets and the diversified interests represented by them. Washington. April 23 Secretary Mor ton was shown the resolution adopted by the St. Louis Livestock exchange yesterday depreciating the "agitation" about the alleged packers combine and attributing the reductions in the price of live cattle of 1 cent per pound In the last week to such agitation, said the very statement of the St. Louis Live stock exchange would lead to the be lief that the alleged combine among the dressed beef concerns existed. "If the agitation, as they term it," said he, " has caused a decline In the price of cattle on the hoof ,why Is It that a similar calamity has not occurred In the price of dressed beef? It re mains the same and In some cases Is even higher. Their own statement, coupled with the price of dressed beef, answers their complaint." Chicago, April 23. The Chicago Live stock evchange adopted a set of reso lutions setting forth that cattle re ceipts at the four principal western markets so far have been 270,000 head les sthan for the same period of 1834, and as a result have advanced, causing a corerspondlng Increase in wholesale prices of dressed beef. The resolu tions declare that exaggerated reports and false conclusions have been widely circulated as the cause of the recent advance In prices and such "unfounded reports have caused the decreased con sumption of beef, resulting In a demor alization of the trade and' consequently lower prices for cattle." The exchange requests the public to withhold Judgment until the depart ment of agriculture shall have thor oughly Investigated the matter. It further pronounces the present agita tion based upon the claims of con spiracy among large dealers, unjust and Injurious, and says the statements set forth are substantially untrue, and the whole Industry Is depressed thereby and the interests of the feeders and shippers of the whole country placed In Jeopardy. HOT TIMES FOR THE HOVAS. Preach rcaetrnte to Interior Forts and Do tlreat Execution. Paris. April 23. Official dispatches from Madagascar 'say that the Hovas have gathered large forces along the main routes from Tamatave and Mo Junga. Throughout the Island post with several hundred men stationed at each have been established. A French gunboat has ascended the river lietst boka and silenced a Hova battery at Mahabo. The enemy was driven out with a loss of eight killed. Two cannon were captured. The population of the village gathered around the tomb of the chiefs In order to defend them, but on finding the French respected the graves, they yielded and asked pro tection. An expedition was directed against the Hovas who had another camp of 3,000 men at Maldane, on the other side of the river. General Metslnger, with four companies of Infantry and artil lery, attacked Maldane on April 3 and routed the enemy killing 100 and wounding many. The French loss was three wounded. The Solr states that ex-American Consul J. L. Waller, who was brought from Madagascar to Marseilles under :rrest, acted as the medium between the Hovas and the English for the con veyance of orders for munitions and arms. When France declared war against the Hovas Waller, according to the Solr, acted as a spy at Mojunga, and by means of waving colored lan terns at night, advising the Hovas of movements of the Frpneh. This once nearly resulted in 600 Frennh troops falling Into the hands of the Hovas. Another Son or the Marqu'a of Qurenabury AtUIn Dlatlnrtlon. Bakerslleld. Cal. April 23. Lord Shol to C. Douglass, son of the Marquis of ijueensbury, was arrested this after noon, charged with Insanity. He Is a fine lookln young man, about 20 years of age and has been here sevral months having charge of forty acres of land belonging to the marchioness, and since his arrival here up to about a month ago has been an exemplary young man. A short time ago he comenced visit ing Bakersficld and became Infatuated with a variety girl anil It is said be came engaged to her. This morning he went to the clerk's office and obtained a license to mary her. His friends heard of it and had him arrested for insanity. He says that this Is a most extraor dinary country. He was drinking and gambling last night, lost considerable money and gave checks, which cannot be honored. He will probably be re leased tomorrow. Employer Reftue the 1 line (.ranted to Con. elder Demand of Employe. Newcastle, Pa.. April 23. Every fur nace In Newcastle shut down this even ing but for how long no one knows. The men have asked the employers to make the wages of a year ago and they have given the owners twenty-four hours to determine the matter. The latter declined to take the time but decided to close at once. The men re fused to coke down the furnaces and the clerkes and owners were obliged to do the work. The old wages gave the keepers 12.25 per day and they now re 11.75. Other hands were paid propor tionately. The owners claim when the old wages were paid Iron was selling at fli per ton. it now sens at iu. AN ADVENTURESS HAKES CLAIMS. She Frodnoe a Qneerly Dated Document Aralnat the Fair catate. San Francisco, April 23. A few days ago a miaaie-ageo woman cuueu uu a well-known local attorney and Intro duced herself as Helen McDermott A nnnrllnv 4a hoi atnrv Senator Fair WAS the father of a son born to her about a year before the senator s aeatn. one says that shortly after the child was born the late senator called on her and In the presence or her lamer ana some Intimate friends had a statement drawn up acknowledging the parent age and a few weeks later a docu ment was signed by which Bhe was to be allowed $200,000 for the education and maintenance of the child. She produc ed a docunamt wheh resembled the wHHni, nt Sunatnr Vnir. to Riinnort her argument. The attorney thought her story somewnat lisny, duc too me oui ument as evidence. He called on the Fair estate attorneys to let them know that they might prepare for a contest from her. , . . Unfortunately Carroll Cook heard 01 iba nffnir and rpcnemzea in me woman a f,rmpr nllont named Helen Palaclos. who made serious charges against a San Mateo capitalist, dui on investiga tion her atteorneys discovered her true character and dropped the case. She linnet -.vt tn nrlson for her offense. but the attorneys appealed for her and she went tree. She had been mixed up In several ubmp9 uliipp her exnosure. A aueer thing about the Fair document Is the fact that It is dated August , which would be eight months after Fair's death. Although Fair only died fmir minlha aim nnnp of the attorneys to whom she applied noticed the dis crepancy. . LOOKED LIKE WAK FOR A WHILE 1'rcai-ncc of Non-Uulon Men at Mineravllle ., Alinoat Load to Violence. Pomeroy. April 23. A messenger In a buggy, dashed Into town from Mln ersvllle at 1 a. m., with the request that Sheriff Tltut come to the Bcene of the m'nln ti'oth'e at or.re with suf ficient help to suppress the riotous strikers. He stated that the operators were In fear of their lives and that the village was about to be burned. The sheriff gathered up a dozen citi zens and went to the scene of the trouble. Spies evidently notified the strikers of his approach, as they dis appeared from the streets and nothing of a serious character happened. It is expected that Company I, Seventh reg iment, O. N. G.. stationed at Middle port, five miles below, will be called on If the trouble is not otherwise squelch ed at once. This morning the non-nnlon men who caused the trouble notified the mine owners that they would not work any longer and the trouble Is now at an end, unless new men are Imported. MINl'b THE TWO DOLLARS. Froapect That tho Honieaeebers' Excursion Will be Run at a One-Fare Rate. Chicago, April 23. Some of the Texas roads which are not members of the Western Lines Passenger association have taken action which will tend to demoralize the homeseekers excursion rates put on by the western lines. They have knocked off the $2 which all other lines have added to the excur sion rates, and made It one fare for the round trip. The Atchison has declared that to meet this competition It will be necessary to make a one-fare rate from all points on Its lines In Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and eastern Kansas, to all points In Texas and Arkansas. The other lines declare that Arkansas and Texas are no more entitled to a one fare rate than Kansas. Nebraska. Col orado and the Dakotas. There Is now every posslbilty that the general rate for tho excursions to be run April 30, May 21 and June 11, will be one fare for tho round trip. WILL SELL HUNK TICKETS. Cltlien' Committee Preparing Sleeping An comodatlon at Chattanooga. Chattanooga. Tenn.. Anril 23. The citizen's committee of the Chlckamauga and Chattanooga national park dedi cation ceremonies Is arranging plans to house the crowd expected. It Is pro posed to erect a large building and number all bunks to be placed therein and sell them In advance to those who propose to be present. Those sending money will be sent a ticket entitling them to a berth during the entire dedi cation encampment. MATHEWS SAV9 IT'S HARRISON. Hooaler Clorernor Llaten to the Bulling of Presidential lleea. Indianapolis. Ind., April 23. Gover nor Mathews said that In his opinion as an outsider, signs point to the nomi nation of Harrison next year as the Republican candidate for president. "Reed," he said, "does not know where to Jump on this question, and McKtn- ley is closely connected with another subject, which can not cut much of a figure In the campaign. Harrison has a better reputation as a blmetallist and say what you please about his ad ministration, It was a safe and clean one. JIRY HKCl'RfcD TO TRY STREVIL Accuaed of Murdering HI Father the Sooner to Inherit HI Property. Fort Scott. Kan.. April 23. A Jury was today secured to try the case of Noah Strevll. accused of murdering his father, Charles Stewart Strevll. Alarcn 15. Tne prisoner is the only heir to the Strevll estate and It Is al leged that he killed his father to get possession of it. The murdered man was killed from behind with a knife and was hacked to pieces in a most horrible manner. The prosecution claim that the wife of the accused man will repeat her statement made shortly after his arrest accusing him of the crime. NEW BOND WAS NOT GOOD. Mlaaourl Collector Hel;n HI Odlre Sev eral Thouaand Dollars Short. St. Joseph. Mo., April 23. Gcoree H. Hall. Jr.. county collector of Buchanan county, resigned his office today and r;owarii j. treen was appo nted his tuwwsoi by 'Jovemor Stone. The res glnatlon was the outcome of the dis covery that Hall was about $18,000 short in his accounts during his first term, which shortage was made good by his bondsmen. The county court had refused to accept the new bond filed by Hall, and the resignation followed. Forced to Tke 1'nlaon. Guthrie. O. T., April Mra. Will iam Baldwin of Hartahorne, took a dose of arsenic today and forced her 7-year-old daughter to do likewise. The mother Is dead and the girl is dying. No cause is kown for the deed. REPRISAL POWER IS GIVEN. Relchatag Provide far the Imposition of Hostile Untie by Foreign Natloda. Berlin, April 23. The relchstag re assembled today and discussed the cus toms tariff amendment bill. The mo tion of Baron von Stumm-Halberg, Con servatlve, to Include a paragraph giv ing the government full power to Im pose additional duties as reprisals for hostile duties Imposed by foreign states was adopted Count von Posadowskt, secretary of the Imperial treasury, said the federated governments aDDroved the paragraph while reserving the right to determine as occasion arose, when to utilize the power. THEY HAVE AKRIVED TWO BRITISH WAR SHIPS CCRINTO. AT Judge Dandy Refutes to Advance the Flonrnoy Land Leaae Caae on tho Cled daa-Kxamlnatlon of Jones, the Alleged Mint Thief, Now In Progrea. Washington. April 23. The Nlcara guan minister here has recived a cable gram from his government announcing the arrival at Corlnto of two British war ships with the express purpose of enfreclng the demands contained In the British ultimatum. Just how this Is to be done, the minister was not Inform ed. The indications now are that Nica ragua will offer a passive resistance to the British demands for some time at least, and meanwhile the United States will do nothing but wait the develop ments of events unless the British take some action that affects our purely sel fish Interests, such as interfering with our shipping or other Interests of American citizens. This attitude is assumed In all the confidence that no attempt will be made by the British to secure any Nlcaraguan territory, no matter what course she may be oblig ed to pursue to accomplish her purpose of collecting "the smart money" de manded for the expulsion of Vice Con sul Hatch. There Is reason to believe that not only the Nlcaraguan affair, but the whole subject of the extent of the pro- v 'tlon to be extended by the United Suites to the sister republics of Cen tral and South America has been very earnestly and deliberately discussed by the president with his full canbfnct and that the attitude as assumed In the case of Nicaragua may be taken as an indication of the line of policy to be adopted for the treatment of all ques tions arising between European powers and those republics, having, such a ba sis as the present Nlcaraguan incident. Victoria, April 23. The rumor that the Royal Arthur, the flagship of the Pacific squadron, is to bombard Corln to, Nicaragua, is not credited In naval circles here. Officers of the Nymphe say they heard the same thing at San Francisco and laughed at it. The Ar thur Is expected here shortly, orders having been received to hold her mall here. London, April 23. The Chronicle says tho dispatch of British men-of-war to Corlnto, shows that the Nlcaraguan affair Is aproachlng a climax. Nicara gua, it adds, obviously relies upon American sympathy but surely If Amer lea takes these small communities un der her wing she must see that they maintain International observances. The Monroe doctrine is proper enough in Its way, but It will hardly prevent a European power which Is not desirous of territorial aggrandizements from ex acting reparation for Insult and out rage. WON'T HI KRV FOB ANYBODY. Judge Dandy Kefnse to Advance the Flournojr Lraae Caaea on the Calendar. Omaha. April 23 A special to the Bee from Lincoln Nebraska says: It Is considered rather indefinite now when the Flournoy land company's and other Injunction suits relating to leasehold settlers on the Winnebago agency will come up in the federal court or whether they will be heard In Lincoln or In Omaha. This afternoon District Attorney Sawyer appeared before Judges Dundy and Riner, sitting together, and asked that they be taken up and disposed of. He argued that the situation on the reservation was serious, and that In his opinion some thing should be done at once In regard to It. Judge Dundy said that the cases were on the calendar and would not be taken up until reached in the regular order. When it was suggested that they were now down below every other case. Judge Dundy, with some warmth, assured him that so far as he was con cerned personally, no one who had a case in court, at this time, should be discriminated against on account of the government, or threats of Indian tremble. When the cases were reached If any one was there to represent the two sides, they would be tried and not before. If attorneys wished to go up among the Indians instead of attending to their cases they must take chances on delay. The judge said he would take up the call of the calendar where Judge Rlner left it, and so soon as the In junction cases were reached they would be tried. The matter was left with that understanding. Atotrneys represent ing some 225 tenants on the land were In court and were anxious for a hear ing Immediately. The case may not be trld for ten days. In the mean time the Indians are restless but no outbreak is probable. HELD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Examination of Jonea, the Alleged Mint 1 hlef, Mow in Progrea. Carson, Nevada, April 23. The ex amination of John T. Jones, arrested some time ago for complicity In the mint steal began this morning before United States Commissioner Edwards. Attorneys Woodburn, Coffin. Summer field and Torreyson acting for the de fendant, and R. M. Clarke assisting United States District Attorney Jones for the prosecution. The entire morn ing and afternoon were taken up In hearing the evidence of Inspector Ma ron. The books of the mint and about 200 pounds of bullion were 'taken Into court this morning to be used as evi dence. The examination Is being con ducted with closed doors and none but witnesses and those connected with the case are admitted. Consequently reports are very meagre. Inspector Maron was on the stand all day. He exhibited counterfeit melt, consisting of ten and a half shoe bars, which the registered value showed one-half thousandths gold, but which assayed only nineteen and one-half thousandths. The line of his testi mony was as to the amount of short age aB before announced and he fur ther explained the working of mint and the handling of the bullion. No sen sational developments are expected for two or three days. Too Dal! to Mention. Pittsburg. April 23. The o? "Market was unsuually dull. It opened at $2.10; stood at $2.13 at 1 o'clok. then fell to $2.09 and closed at $2.10. Only 5,000 barrels were sold on the Oil city ex change. CAN'T TOUCH CHINA'S CUSTOMS. Impreealon Regarding Some of the Peace Term Officially Corrected. Yakahoma, April 23. It Is officially denied that the Chinese customs, by the terms of the treaty of peace with Japan, are placed under Japanese con trol. The stipulation says that on the payment of the first two Installments of the indemnity to De paid by China, Wei Hal Wei might evacuate provided China pledges her customs revenue In order to ensure the payment of the balance due. This, it Is added, is op tional and might never take effect At present there Is no Intention of touching the customs revenue) of China much lees placing them under tne con trol of Japan. SHE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN BETTER. "Lucky" Baldwin Plead HI Own "Wall Known Character" In Demurer. San Francisco, April 23. E. I. Bald win, beter known as "Lucky" Bald win, the millionaire horse owner, min ing man and land proprietor, has tiled a most remarkable demurrer to the suit of Miss Lillian Ashley against him for seduction. Baldwin has so many times been the object of similar suits that, as he says, he no longer worries about a little thing like that. The latest suit against him Is that of Miss Lillian Ashley, formerly of Boston, who alleges that while she was visit ing in Los Angeles the aged millionaire won her affections and betrayed her. Now she wants $50,000 'compensation. Some time ago Baldwin filed a de murrer, alleging that It did not set forth facts sufficient for action. This demurrer was overruled and another was filed In Judge Slack's court. In this second demurrer, Baldwin pictures himself as a gay deceiver and says that his reputation Is so well known that no woman of experience would trust him. The demurrer sets forth that Miss Ashley is a wise wo man, acqulanted with men and the ways of the world and should be able to distinguish between sincerity and uece... Mr. Baldwin states that he was a marired man and unable to keep a promise of marriage. Consequently she did not place any reliance In him, though she declares she did. The de murrer says that knowing that Bald win was a married man. she ouirht to nave understood that his protestations of love were Insincere and that his ex pressed sentiments of affection were but the means toward an end. Miss Ashley knew the general character of her betrayer and should not have per mitted herself to be led from the nath of virtue by such evidently Insincere protestations or love. The demurrer alleges that no promise of money con sideration for anticipated betrayal can be held to be good In law and that It does not appear from the facts of tht complaint that any other promise had been made. Accordingly he petitions that the suit be dismissed. RUSSIAN SHIPS ARE GATHERING. Ruwla' Interest In tho Eaat In a Fair Way to He Guarded. t St. Petersburg. April 23. The Sovt declares that Russia has concentrated in Japanese waters twenty-two war ships carrying 260 guns and a lartre body of men. This fleet, it is added, with the French squadron, makes a total ofthlrty-sevn warships, carrying 610 guns. Moreover, according to this paper, a Russian army of 20.000 men could occupy Jesso and take Japan In me name snouia trouDie arise. London, April 23. The Standard's Berlin correspondent telegraphs. The action of France, Russia and German has not yet exceeded a friendly but energetic enterprise against the Japan ese annexing any part of the mainland, out l hear that the Russian minister at Pekln has already been Instructed to negotiate with the Chinese forelen office regarding the cession of the Chinese territory which Russia de mands in compensation for the Japan ese acquirings. China, being unable to rejuct Russia s demands, hopes to con fine them to the cession of a portion of Manchuria and an Ice-free port. FOUND WHERE FRAKER SANK. Mutilated Corpae In a Barrel Fished Oat of the Mlaaourl River. Richmond, Mo.. April 23. On a sand bar In the Missouri river, near Camden within 200 yards of where William F. Fraker Is supposed to have been drown ed two years ago, William Ming and John Bell found in a barrel the muti lated remains of a man. The head and legs had been severed from the trunk and one foot had been cut off. The ghastly find was brought to the Ray county shore and an Inquest held on it by coroner Dove. There were no marks or papers by which the body could be Identified and It was buried on the river bank. Some speculation as to whether the body might not be that of the missing doctor was indulged In, many theories as to the preservation of the remains during the two years which the doctor has been missing were put forth. But little stock Is taken In the story, how ever. It will be remembered that Dr. Fraker carried $58,000 life Insurance In different companies and this his rela tives had to bring suit to recover pay ment of the policies, the Insurance com pan les claiming that the doctor was not dead. WILL GO TO LAW ABOUT IT. St. Loul Bridge Combine Will Have a Taaale for Their Charter. St. Louis. April 23.rThe Post Dis patch announces that suits will soon be brought against the bridge combine to secure the forfeiture of their char ters and pulnsh their officers for par ticipation in an unlawful combination. The action in the courts will be based upon evidence of the existence of a pool, which has been brought before the Illinois senate investigating com mittee sitting in East St. Louis. Be fore the committee adjourned Monday evidence establishing the eslstence of a combine between the two bridges and the Wiggins Ferry company, and the advancement of rates In conesquence thereof was secured. The most dam aging testimony against the pool was given by W. S. Hodges, ex-general manager of the Wiggins Ferry com pany, and an ex-employe of the Term inal Railroad association. WANTED IN TWO STATES. Sheriff Have No End of a Row Over a Criminal In Nrvuda. Battle Mountain, Nevada, April 23. Michael Lamb, a fugitive from justice from Nebraska, was held In this county on a commitment to Sheriff Easton to await requisition proceedings from Gov ernor Jones of Nevada. While Lamb was In custody. Sheriff Kavenaugh ar rived here In company with Sheriff. Wright. Just prior to the train leav ing, they overpowered Deputy Sheriff Williamson and took Lamb on a train westward. Williamson Immediately lodged a complaint for the arrest of the two sheriffs. Kavenaugh was arrested with the prisoner in his possession at Wnlnemucca. On a preliminary ex amination both were held. Fugitive Lamb Is held by Sheriff Hadley of Humboldt county, who re fuses to surrender him to the Lander county authorities. Serious complica tions are liable to follow between the two states and the two counties. About the Same at Oil City. Oil City. Pa., April 23. Oil opened at $2.13; high $2.13; lowest $2.09; closed $2 10. Sales 9.000; clearances 176,000; shipments 95,808; runs 114,629. FOLLOWS THE RKIOMNO FAD. Albert Anderaon Commit Suicide After Murdering HI Mlatre. San Jose, Cal.. April 23. Shortly after midnight this morning a double tragedy was enacted at the Hensley house. The place was frequented by disreputable characters. Alice T. Blair, the wife of a prominent citizen of Wood land, Cal., was stabbed to the heart by Albert Anderson, a young man who had been consorting with her. Anderson, after dealing the death blow, stabbed himself to the heart. The tragedy was caused by the refusal of the woman to admit Anderson Into her room. He forced an entrance and murder and suicide followed. DURRANT TURN PALE MRS. LUCILLE TURNER GIVES HER TESTIMONY. Female Idiot Number Two Visit the Accnt ed Teatlmony of Durrant' College Mate Not Strictly Damaging -Other Witnesses Saw Him About the Church. Ban Francisco, April 23. There Is little, If any abatement of Interest In the Durrant case and Judge Conlon's police court was crowded today. It was the second day of the preliminary examination of Theordore Durrant for the murder .of Minnie Williams. Durrant appeared a little more cheer ful when he awoke this morning. He had a good night's rest and a good breakfast brightened him up. So far nothing startling has been brought out by the examination of the witnesses, although several things have bee t brought out that seem to make the case against the prisoner stronger. Another female crank appeared this morning. She presented herself at the prison and was admitted to Durrant'a presence, and after some conversation with him, most of which was spoken wit her almost touching his ear, left him and went to Chief Crowley's office and said: "He Is not the man." She said she had looked at his head and neck and was positive that he was not the murderer. She said she was the gypsy queen, the most famous mind reader In the world. She was ejected by the officers without trouble. Mrs. Williams, the crank who creat ed such a sensation yesterday, was hovering around the prison again to day, but was denied admission. CLASSMATES TESTIFY. Several of Durrant's classmates at the medical college were called as wit nesses and testified that Durrant had asked them to answer to his name at roll call on various occasions. One of the Btudents did this on April 8, tho day Durrant was seen in Almeda talk ing to Miss Williams. Others testified to seeing Durrant waiting at the fer ries on the day of the murder. Witnesses were called to show that Durant was seen near Emanuel church with Miss Williams on the fatal Fri day night, and their testimony could not be shaken by the defense. The most sensational and damaging evi dence as tending to r.how Durrant's characteristics was that of Miss Lucille Turner, one of Durrant's Sunday school mates. She said she had known Dur rant for a year. They were both mem bers of the Christian Endeavor society. Durrant had walked home from church with her several times. Miss Turner said that at one time Durrant had talk ed to her In words not those of a g in tie man. DECLINED HIS OFFER. Durrant wanted to make a medical examination of her and he knew of a place In the church where such an ex amination could be made without any body else being the wiser. Witness told him that her folks could attend to such matters. Several objections were raised to this testimony by counsel for the defenae, but Judge Colon overruled them all and the evidence was submitted. Witness said her actions toward the defendant were not changed on ac count of the affair, as she knew that any coldness on her part would at tract attention, but she never felt as free with Durrant after the occurance. She told her aunt and several friends of the conversation with Durrant. She said that Durrant had given her a set of questions to answer and a paper was handed to her which Miss Turner said contained some of her writing. The contents were not made public but it Is surmised that they are answers to Durrant's queries as to her condition. Miss Turner had not dlBcussed her con dition with Durrant but they had allud ed to it. During Miss Turner's examination, Durrant looked very pale and anxious and has not shown such pronounced symptoms since his arrest. He listen ed to every word and watched every movement of the witness. Not one member of the famous staff of umpires that officiated In the Ameri can association In 1888 is now In major league harness. It will be remember ed that the American association the season named, by paying enormous salaries, secured all the star umpires In the profession. McQuld. Ferguson, Doescher and Gaffney were then con sidered the vey pick of the profession. It cost money to secure their services and I remember how the adherents of this plucky rival of the league prided themselves over the association's al leged superiority over the older body. Since that time poor old Bob Ferguson has passed to the great beyond. Last week Jack McQuald died suddenly, and If I am not misinformed big, Jolly Her man Doescher has Joined the vast ma jority. This leaves John Gaflney the cole survivor of that famous quartet. "Gaff" could today be holding an Indi cator In fast company but for his ha bits. He couldn't overcome his appe tite for drink, and he drifted from the foremost body to the minors. Usually he first part of a newspaper that a ball player turns to Is the sport ing column. It Is but natural that he should be Interested In what Is going on In his own world. There Is one ball player In the Clnclnnnati club whose thoughts of late have been turned to another part of the paper. This player Is Charles Miller, the Red's new out fielder. Miller Is Just now interested In the "Jumps anfl siumps" In oil that takes up so much space In the news papers. His Interest is a mercenary one. Miller halls from a little town named Signet, In tho center of Ohio's ol 1 farm, and naturally he Is in oll fields. He and his better half own an terested In the price of his farm's prin cipal product. Charlie is nn oil king, and haa figured In deals In which the Standard OH company was at the other end of the transaction. Deputy Collector Desha Hrecklin ridge's ruling as to the taxation of win nings on horse racing which has been Indlrsed by the commlsslone of Internal revenue, Is causing a great deal of kick ing by the breeders and bookmakers. Milton Young of Lexington, Ky., one of the largest breeders In America and a plunger of unlimited nerve, says: "If it is legal to tax winnings, no court In the land will hold that losses in the same year should not be deducted." DESIGNS ON RYE FLOUR. Corner In That Commodity Will Try to Reallae Fonr Dollar a Barret. Cincinnati. April 23. It Is currently reported here that the corner on rye and rye flour which has been known for some days will try to advance prices to morrow to $1 per bushel and $4 per bar rel. " Today rye was held at 75 cents and flour at 13.25, the price two days ago being 48 cents and $2,60. It Is re- pored that Charles Flelschman, the dis tiller, yeast man and broker. Is at the head of the corner, and that a large commlslon house here naa cornered ail the rye flour In the country. Chicago Markets ' Tho leading futures ramred (is fallows; Articles. Open'g Hlgh't Low't C'loa'g Wheat No. 2 Apni m m m May , V . li! ,; 59 , 09 July 1 BP-i Ov ' 8ept 61 ' C!Ji 61 61H Corn No. 3 April 4714ISV4 47H 40 May 47 47 467 JuW 48 48V, 47'A Sept WXmO 4914 4ig 48?4 Oats No. 2 May 2 28 28ti 28H June 29 29 28 28 July 28W4 2814 ' 2 28 Mess Fork May 12 27 12 40 13 27 12 S July 12 65 12 70 12 62 12 60 Lard, 100 lbs May 695 697 6 92 9K July 7 10 7 10 .. 7 07 T 07 Sept 7 25 7 25 7 22 72 Short Ribs May 6 27 6 32 6 27 30 July 6 45 60 6 42 6 45 Sept 6 60 6 62 6 55 87 Cash quotations were as follows: No. 2 spring wheat, 6364c; No. S, nominal; No. 2 red, 69WJoS7fco. No. 2 corn, 407A47c; No. 8 yellow, 4546,c. No. 2 oats. 28c: No. 2 white, 32&'33c; No. 3, 3114i6'32V4n. No. 2 rye, 6fi6c. No. 3 bar ley, 63i'53c: No. 3, 48'af.2c; No. 4, 61c. No. 1 flaxseed, $1.4m. Prime timothy seed, $5.21. Mess pork, per bht.. i?.32'2.45. La.-d, per 100 lbs., $fl.90i!S.92. Short ribs sides, (loose,) $6.30'ti.32. Dry salt ed shoulders, (boxed,) 6ry5. Short clear sides, (boxed,) $6.55&.G0. Whiskey, dis tillers' finished goods, per gal., $1.20. Sugars Unchanged. GRAIN MOVEMENT. Articles. Receipts. Shipments. Flour, barrels ,?miyio ". Wheat, bushels 25,000 497.000 Corn, bushels..... 114,000 686.0UO Oats, busheis a7.-i.oiio 226.U0O Rye, bushels 5,000 5,000 Barley, bushels 28,006 5,000 On the Produce Exchange today the butter market was firm: creamery, 10QI 20c; dairy, 8"a18c. Kkks firm, 12124c. Cheese Creams, 9(&10c. M. Loula Grain, -St. Louis, April 23. Receipts Flour, 3,000; wheat, 4,000; corn, 8,000; oats, 27,000. Shipments Flour, 8,000; wheat. 29,000; corn, 22,000; oats, 3,000. Flour Again higher, but dull at the advance; patents, $3.10"(i'3.25; extra fancy, $2.853.00; fancy, $2.5fi2.65; choice, $2.252.35; rye, $3.25. Wheat Opened weak with such a strong selling pressure that a decline of cent was recorded In short order, but when It was seen that there was but little of the May option for sale, a re action set In, the Bhorts began to cover and the market became buoyant. Jloforo the shorts got over their scare May was 3 cents above the bottom, while July only went up cent. A sharp break took place later, when selling became fast and furlos, May selling off 3 cents and July 1 cents, rallying later, but at the close was cent lower for Mav and about 1 cents for July, as compared with yesterday. No. 2 red Cash, 6ie; May, 60o bid; July. 58i58c bid. Corn The early weakness In wheat extended to this market, which sold off cent. From the lower opening there was fr cent reaction, and then late In the day a relapse of 1 cent. Tho close had buy ers, b'lt was about 1 cent below yes terday. No. 2-Cash, 4DWc; May, 44 cents bid; September, 46c bid. Oats Dull from a speculative standpoint and lower at the close; spot firm. No. t Cash, 30c bid; May, 30c asked: June, 30o ask!d; July, 26c asked. Rye Steady. Parley Steady. Corn meal, $2.15:!.20. Bran Dull, little ofTered, Bfio bid, sacked, east track. Flaxseed Higher, $1.40. Grass seeds Steady; clover, poor to choice, $7.N 8.45; timothy, $4.755.00. Hay Dull; prairie, prime to fancy, $8.2Mr8.10. this side; timothy, choice to strictly fancy, $10.00311.00, east side. Wool Steady and unchanged. St, Loul Produce. St. Louis, April 23. Butter Scarce and firm: separator creamery. !Kft20c: fanny Elgin. 22u. Eggs Firm. VfHis. Lead- Slow, easy. $2.87. SSpclter Weak and lower. 13.0ft. cotton tics and baKtnn steady. Pork Hlgner; standard mesa, $12.50. Lard Prime steam, $6.75; choice. .. Dry salt meats (boxed) Hhouhiers, $5.25; longs, $0.50; ribs, $6.62; shorts, $4.75. Bacon (boxed) Shoulders. $6.00: longs. $6.87; ribs, $7.00; shorts, $7.25. live stock market. St. Louis. Aurll 23. Cattle Receints. 300; shipments, 100; beef steers, $4.00di4.55; exporters, jb.iao-O": stocKers ana reeaers, $2.50tft'4.50; cows, J2.2T)4i3.50; Texas steers, $3.40414.75; grass Texans, J2.GO5j3.60; cows, $2.00-83.15. Hogs Receipts, 7,800; shipments, 700. Market steady and tops higher at $4.95, but the close was easy. Bulk of sales. $4.7064.80. Hheep Receipts, 4,3W; shipments, jw. Market quiet. Omaha, April 23. Cattle Receipts, 1,000, Market steady. Steers, $4.255.60, bulk. $4.75ii5.3o: cows and heifers. $1.254.0O, bulk $2.50ft3.40'. stookers and feeders, $2.25 &3.90, bulk, $2.90fr3.4O. Hogs Rece'-tls, 3,500. Market opened steady; closed 5 cents lower, ight, $4.60 4.70; mixed, $4.634-70; heavy, $4.7084.80. Sheep Rerclpts, 600; fair to choice na tives, $3.5004.75; fair to goo westerns, $3.25-94. 50; common stock sheep, $2.25(3.25; lambs, $3.50)5.25. Market steady. Kansas City, April 23. Cattle Receipts, 6,100; shipments, 1,300. Market slow but steady. Texas Bteers, $3.304.55: beet steers, $3.755.90; Blockers and feeders, $3.154i4.65. Hogs Receipts, 14,400: shipments, 600. Market weak to 10 cents lower. Bulk of sales, $4.604.75; heavies. $4.6594.80; packers, $4.6064.80; mixed. $4.554.75; light, $4.4y4.G5; yorkers, $4.554.65; pigs, $3.83(9 4.5S. Sheep Receipts, 4,000: shipments, 2,100. Market slow but steady. WICHITA MARKETS. Union Stock Yards, April 23. CATTLE. The cattle market was about steady for the class of cattle sold. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. Kind. Ave. Price, 1 cow ; 1240 8 35 1 cow 9X0 3 35 2 cows 9H0 3 15 1 bull 1130 2 25 HOGS. There was a fair run of hogs today. The market was active but 10 cents lower. Sellers did not hesitate to sell on the de cline as there seems to be a prevailing opinion that hogs will be lower. There was a wide range In the quality of hogs and some that brought the top price were good hogs for this year. Hogs that sold for the lowest price were uneven and rough. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. Dock. Ave. Price 37 243 4 45 33 22! 4 45 77 237 4 4S 103 160 211 4 42 78 40 206 4 40 100 10 209 4 35 77 160 202 4 30 13 "234 4 30 4 295 4 63 120 : 267 4 25 12 i 212 4 25 ' 7 '232 4 25 16 186 4 20 5 194 4 20 12 40 2ii 4 15 25 80 27 J 2 i : 106 4 10 7 170 10 4.: 335 4 00 Cincinnati turned the tables on Cleve land this year. Three straight, I thank you. How does Captain Tebeaeu feel 7 BKTWLEX LIFE AND DEATH. Mrs. ParneU' Condition la Considered a All but Hoprle. Bordentown. N. J., April 23. Mrs. ParneU is now in a critical condition. She has had Ave convulsions sice early this morning and has grown much weaker. The convulsions continued through out the day and at night Mrs. ParneU was so much worse that physicians In attendance despaired of saving her life. They say now they have little. If any, hope of her ultimate recovery and that they would not be surprised If she did not live through the night