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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
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
"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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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
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,
Hogs Receipts, 7,800; shipments, 700.
Market steady and tops higher at $4.95,
but the close was easy. Bulk of sales.
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,
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
Sheep Receipts, 4,000: shipments, 2,100.
Market slow but steady.
Union Stock Yards, April 23.
The cattle market was about steady
for the class of cattle sold.
No. Kind. Ave. Price,
1 cow ; 1240 8 35
1 cow 9X0 3 35
2 cows 9H0 3 15
1 bull 1130 2 25
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
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
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
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

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