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THE MISSING MAN
By MARY R. P. HATCH Author of " The Bank Tragedy” Copyright. 1802. by Lee and Shepard CHAPTER Xl—Continued. Several matters connected with the affair were touched upon, all of which interested Mr. Hamilton deeply. In no way did he endeavor to evade or conceal —or so it seemed —any event or circumstance. Indeed, It was a wonder, they all thought, that his equanimity was so little disturbed by what must have been a trying ordeal. He looked in better health than when he went away, they thought—younger and brighter, and more alert, and they told him so. "I think so myself,” he said. “It must have been my relief from wear ing thought and work. When I went away my nerves were in a shaky con dition. At times I could not hold my hand still. Now see,” and he stretch ed out a firm, muscular hand that com pelled their admiration. A handsome, old-fashioned ring adorned it that they had occasionally seen before he went away. “May I see it?” asked Mr. Taylor. A slight hesitation manifested itself for a moment. Then he took it ofT and handed it to him. "In trust,” was marked legibly on the inside. ”A line, old-fashioned ring.” said Mr. Taylor, handing it back. “I think you told me once it was your mother’s ring.” “Did I?” said he. “I don’t recollect.” At that point Justice Bailey and De tective Bruce arrived, and in the’pres ence of the assembled bank officers the warrant was served for the arrest of Vane Hamilton, on the charge of forgery and embezzlement. “Now,” said Hamilton, searing him self. “I want this examination over as soon as possible. I suppose 1 could call for one before nightfall if I chose.” “You could.” said Justice Bailey, “but I should advise you to waive ex amination for the present, until news arrives from Seattle. Doubtless you will find no difficulty in securing ball for your appearance.” “I hope not,” said Hamilton, "and perhaps you are right. But in any “It's the most mysterious case I ever was concerned in!” case I wish to be placed under surveil lance until the examination takes place. I will not otherwise accept ball.” As may be supposed, Mr. Bruce was greatly interested in the proceedings, having been engaged to ferret out the mystery which thus far had eluded his grasp. Now to find his man ready and waiting, so to speak, for arrest and examination, all in his own house ami through his own will, put a different phase upon the matter than he had hitherto conceived possible. He lis tened. therefore, with great interest to the accounts of Hamilton’s alleged loss of personal identity as he walked to the hotel with Mr. Hartwell, and, to the latter’s surprise, was rather in clined to give it credence. “Why,” said Mr. Hartwell. “I ex pected to hear a very different state ment. from the tone of one or two of your letters. Indeed. I purposely sus pended my own judgment until I could see and talk with you.” “Well, the aspect of affairs has changed. The man is dead.” “Ashley?” “Yes. without a doubt. Come in. if you have time, and I will tell you about it,” said Bruce. For answer, the president followed him into the hotel and to Bruce's pri vate room. “You see,” said Bruce, as soon as they were seated, “I lost all track of him for a long time. Indeed, he seem ed to have disappeared about the time Hamilton did, and that was one thing that made me think that they might be one and the same person—that and because of the green-haired woman. I thought they must be in Canada to gether.” “And were they?” “No; they were In Nebraska." "Are you sure?” asked the presi dent. “Yes. They had been at their old business. Ashley and his friends, and had started a deposit bank. It was in Goodwill, a smart little village of mushroom growth. They forged the charter, for aught I know. But, any way, the bank burst up in a few weeks; for the three, Ashley, Scoville, and Brown, presumably gave the little town the slip and took the deposits with them. The others got into hid ing, as they always manage to do; but Ashley got nabbed." “When was that?” “As near as I can learn, the very day Hamilton disappeared.” “As long ago as that?” “Yes; you see, the excitement, though intense In Goodwill, was hush ed up purposely to aid the arrest. Then after he was arrested Ashley was found to be insane and sent to an asylum in Nebraska, from which he escaped and was drowned. I thought at one time that this Ashley was cer tainly Hamilton.” “Did they arrest him in the place where Hamilton disappeared?” “Within a few miles of Portland, and that I 3 near enough. I learned about the Nebraska affair six weeks ago. I was sick, and I sent word to Swan. He came to Grovedale, I be lieve.” "Yes.” “That was his own notion. I didn’t send him. Got some notion about a workman up here.” “Yes; Primus Edes. Mrs. Fry (ho boards at her house) told me she sent him a letter she found in Edes’ pock et. Did you see it?” “Yes. it was from his wife apparent ly, nothing of importance.” “Was her name or address given?" “No address. I believe, but a name like Rose or Violet —some flower name. I don’t recollect it. Swan seemed to be puzzled, because he said Edes denied having ever been mar ried." “Is that so?” "Yes; but as I told Swan, it was of no earthly consequence to us, for my man was dead and buried, and so end ed the Ashley matter. I went to the jail where he was first taken, and saw the entry, and a description of the prisoner. I also saw the entry at the asylum.” “How did they tally with the appear ance of Ashley?” "Well, that's the strangest part about it,” and Bruce hesitated a mo ment. "How so?” "At the Jail he was entered as light haired. and at the asylum as dark.” “But disguises of that sort would be nothing. I suppose, for a man like Ash ley. would it?” "Why, yes. Just consider a moment. If it had been the other way. entered the first time dark and next light, it would imply simply colored hair, of course, and it would come out the nat ural color. But to turn from light to dark without the aid of dye, that is impossible, for, of course, there could have been none In his cell.” “Then what do you think?” "I think there must have been a mis take. I think he must have had dark brown hair when he was arrested, but by mistake he was entered as light haired.” “Any visitors to see the prisoner?” asked the president. “He had no visitors. The man’s wife came to see him. The jailer said the woman acted strangely when she saw him. She gave n shriek of aston ishment, it seemed to the Jailer. “’ls there anything strange about him?’ the jailer asked her. “ ‘No,’ she said in a moment; ‘but It crazes me to see him here,’ and then she began to talk excitedly to the prisoner." “I suppose he was greatly agitated.” “No, he wasn't. He was apathetic, not to say stupid, through the whole interview; and. strangest of all. de clared she was not his wife. She seemed deeply affected by this, and when, she was going away the jailer asked her what it. meant, and she said, ‘Oh. I don't know, I don’t know. He Is my husband.’ ” “Had the woman green hair? I be lieve you said she had." “Yes. she had green hair, or as near that color as any.” . “When he came to trial he was found to be insane, you said?” “Yes; and that explains, perhaps, the prisoner’s denial. He was doubt less insane then. Well, he was sent to the asylum to be treated, and he escaped In a few weeks and was drowned.” “Is there no possibility of mistake about that part of the matter?” “None whatever. The body was re covered in a few days after his disap pearance. and was easily identified by the officials, for the clothes were the same he wore from the asylum. He was drowned not three miles distant.” “Did you talk with those who identi fied the body?” “I did. I questioned closely into the matter. There is no doubt whatever that the man was drowned.” “No doubt it is as you say." said thc bank president. "Well, that removes Ashley. What do you ‘think about Hamilton’s story?” “I am inclined to believe it. This Ashley affair was a false light, and blinded me for a time. It isn’t to be wondered at, perhaps, when the green haired woman’s connection with the matter is taken into account. No douht she was on her way to Canada to join Ashley when she saw Hamil ton, and thought she recognized her husband. His many disguises prob ably misled her for a time. So she followed him for a short distance, and then, learning her mistake, did not go through to Portland, but took a train north of Mechanic Falls.” “Yes,” said Mr. Hartwell, thought fully, “that would explain the matter, and also how you were misled. But iwis the most astounding thing about Hamilton’s loss of memory! I could not believe It at first, but the Idea seems more feasible as I think about it longer. We supposed him to be so thoroughly reliable in every way, it seemed impossible that he could be a rogue after all.” “If he could only remember what he did while he was away,” said Bruce, tluvightfully, “the mystery would clar ify but I see he fears he may have do* e strange things.” * Mr. Bruce,” said the president, sud denly, “Tony Osborn had a curious no tion in regard to this matter,” and he mentioned the hypnotic idea as set forth by Tony, and related the strange performances of Dr. Major, which ho himself remembered witnessing. The detective was much interested in all new or unusual workings of science. “Well,” said he, after the subject had been discussed at some length. “Osborn may be right, and it might have been Ashley who received the money and altered the notes; but he is dead, and, in any event, it would be difficult to have proved the matter. If I were allowed to state my opinion of what is right. I should say. let Ham ilton repay the loss sustained by the bank; for this hypnotic theory, though very ingenious and not too unreason able for the belief of men like myself, would only cover the affair with ridi cule. and imbue the minds of the poor people with a feeling of insecurity.” “I think you are right. Mr. Bruce,” said the president. "At least, that is the way the matter looks now. Of course the examination may bring out new facts, so it is as well not to make up our minds to any great extent.” “ft is an irksome condition of things for Hamilton," said Bruce, "but un avoidable.” “Yes; but unavoidable, as you sav. I must confess, he bears it with re markable equanimity. Looks like in nocence, hey?” “Yes; if it’s a spurious article it is well imitated. By Jove.” said the de tective emphatically. “It Is the most mysterious case I ever was concerned in!" (To be continued.) SPOKE AS A PEDAGOGUE. Professor Had No Thought of Arous ing Cupid. Prof. Jones of the Mathematics de partment of Cornell university is well known among the students, first lor his goodness of heart, thinking no evil, and second for his unmitigated ugliness, which latter has won for him the nickname of "Piute.” In one of his classes there was recently a cer tain Miss Peters, whose physical charms were below even the co-ed. average. She was extremely ill dressed. awkward, and so ungainly us to suggest deformity. In accordance with the professoi’s usual custom sev eral members of the class had been sent to the blackboard one morning each with an assignment to work out some problem. It happened on this particular occasion that Miss Peters’ diagram was rather better titan any of the others. Desiring to compliment iter, and at the same time to rouse the emulation of the rest of the class. Prof. Jones remarked in a loud tone: “Miss Peters. I greatly admire your figure.” . The point was not lost upon the young men present, whose apprecia tion. indeed, found such audible ex pression that the good professor was obliged to ask them to leave tho room.— (New York Times.) EGG MEMBRANE A HEALER. Valuable When Used in Cases of Burn ing or Ulceration. At a recent session of the Therapeu tical association of Paris Dr. Amat lec tured on the use of the membrane of eggs in the treatment of wounds. Ho has observed for some time the good results of placing these membranes upon the surface of wounds ami re ports two new cases, that, of a young girl suffering from a burn on her foot, and a man. 40 years old, with a large ulcer on his leg. Both wounds were in process of healing and were covered with healthy granulations. The surgeon overspread them with six or eight pieces of the membrano of eggs, which was covered with tin foil and fastened with dry antiseptic bandages. After four days the ban dages and tin foil were removed and it was shown that the membrane of the egg had partly grown into the tis sues and had caused the growing of a good skin. That the egg membrano had contributed much to the healing process was demonstrated In the fur ther course of treatment. It seems, however, that the mem brane does not. always adhere. Tho process of cicatrization is r.ot only has tened, but the wound heals exception ally well and leaves but few percepti ve traces. If He Could. It was the opening day of the ses sion. when everyone was at his Sun day best. Tho Senator, who always wears a short coat and carries his right hand in his trousers’ pocket, with his left ready to emphasize his words, by shaking his forefinger, leaned against the cloak-room door, meditatively rolling a cigar between his lips. One of the three best-dressed men In the Senate approached. The forefiri ger rose, and the Senator remarked: "I have a friend who would g've you a hundred dollars for that vest, if he could only sot eyes on it.” “Take me to him at once," said the other. "He shall set eyes on it forth witn and have it C. O. P ” “I wish he could,” said the Senator sadly; “but he's been stone-blind for twenty years."—The Sunday Maga zine. Ventilating the Shoes. “One thing that most persons with tender feet who insist upon wearing patent leather shoes in warm weather don’t know.” said a salesman in a Broadway store, "is that a small hole bored on either side of the shoe, about one inch from the sole and close to the instep, will give them more comfort than all the foot ease powders ever manufactured. The holes pump in the air while the wearer is walking and keep the feet cool.” —New York Times. Golf Captures Siamese Minister. Phya Akharaj Varadhara. the Siam ese minister to the United States, has fallen a victim to the fascination of the game of golf. He is a member of the Chevy Chase Golf club of Wash ington. Mr. Varadhara practices with great faithfulness with driver, cleek and putter and takes part in every golf competition which the club has. THE FARMING WORLD FOR DAIRY COWS. Some Important Things About the Feeding Stuffs and the Proper Rations. This was the subjei i of u very inter esting talk by Hugh <;. Van Pelt, of Columbus, at the iub> meeting of the Ohio Live Stock association. Mr. Van Pelt conducted the feeding of the Jer sey herd in the famous dairy test ut the Louisiana Purchase exposition. He suid, in brief: The capacity for short, hjgh pres: -ire production is not to l.e .!■■ ired so much as persistency. The I. ,is the monev making feature. Th> time test is the only reliable on-' ino year and five year tests not Infrequent. Short time tests injure more rows than any other cause. The fir consideration is the pe'ectlrn of fee l tuffs. The row should be in a stroi: and fleshy con dition nt the bepfnni:. of the test. There is no danger of nrlk fever now with the air treatin' nt. Ho feeds fllago, roots, bran. et. . during the rrst period. During first .10 days rftor parturition wa< :■ the cow and be careful in feeding A narrow ra tion during the first ::n days should bring tho cow to h« r maximum daily producing power a balanced ration frr one period i not always a balanced ration for another. Each cow varies and each varies at differ, nt pe riods. Many cows have been discard 'd on the authority of weekly tests t! at would have been mo t profitable r.nimals in the herd in the long run. Cows that have a ter. Icncy to lay on fat must have foods high 111 protein. The ones nlsnosed to work mu«t save a wider ration; addin ; hull; or Ilght nttess. even though it !.• in ligestible. Is ofl( n a good plan. Oil meal is more c xpenslve than gluten meal. etc., be cause It costs more and is too con centrated. It Is post!hie to encourage persistency as shown by a St. Louis test. Cut hay has more value than any other food that can be supplied. One third hulk of ration consists of hay In one-quarter-inch lengths ami one-tliird of the grain is removed. It Is not the feeding value that counts in such cases, but a peculiar mechanical value. It tightens and iposens the ration and makes It more available to assimila tion. The digestive apparatus gives way first and must be carefully watched. The same quantity of milk may he obtained with two to five pounds less grain per day when cut hay is fed. The cut hay should be steamed to facilitate mixing with tho grain and to increase its pulatahillty. Silage will hardly take the place of cut hay, as with It more grain passes through the system undigested. Less silage is needed when cut hay is fed. One-half-inch lengths arc Just as good as one-fourth inch. Steaming and scalding hay makes ft uromatic and ap petizing. A BARNYARD TURNSTILE. Convenient Entrance Which Will Make the Place More Accessible to the Man with the Bucket. If the stock kept in the barnyard !s not of small stature like the pig and sheep, the turnstib shown in the illus tration is one of the beat arrangements to place at the entrance. Horses and cows cannot get through the passage thus protected, nnd it enables anyone to enter the barnyard without setting down tup: turnstile complete. anything they may be carrying. Tho turnstile is easily constructed, the main thing being to have the post strong and set firmly in the ground. In the plan here Illustrated, says the Prairie Farm er, the crosspieces are set on an iron pin so that they readily revolve. The turnstile would, of course, be much stronger If arranged so that a circular hole was cut out of the crosspieces to fit over the end of the post, which could he trimmed down to three inches In diameter. An iron pin run through the top of the crosspieces have been placed In position would prevent them working off the post. Dehorning. As a rule we do not dehorn our ma ture cows here. Practically all of Ihem are pure-bred animals of tho beef breeds, and w<- do not consider It Cesirable to dehorn them. We do not have a strictly dairy herd here, al lhough we are building one up from ihe native stock. We shall expect to fie horn dairy cows when the occasion irises. Experiments conducted at the Pennsylvania experiment station sev eral years ago showed that there was practically no loss occasioned by de horning a herd of Guernseys. I have lad no experience with Ayreshlres. Farmers generally here do not dehorn Ihelr cows, but steers are usually tie horned, either when they are calves by the use of potash or when mature by sawing off the horns, or using clip pers. The use of potash is more hu mane than cutting off the horns and much to he preferred.—John Fields, Director Oklahoma Experiment Sta tion. Mulch for Apple Trees, There has been a good deal of talk .bout the so-called mulch method, says National Nurseryman. The men who have grown apples successful for a few years by this method have be come quite enthusiastic. Let us admit that two or three real successes have appeared; but Is it not a fact that for each mulched orchard which may be looked upon as a proved success, we can show a hundred successfully cul tivated orchards? STABLE VENTILATION. A Plain Talk by Prof. King on Tlii* All-Important Subject—Wliat tils Animals Nesd. An average well-fed man eats daily (breathes) 34 pounds of air; a horde, 272 pounds; a cow, 221 pounds; a pig, 89 pounds; a sheep, 58 pounds and a hen two pounds. These are amounts very much greater than are required of both drink and solid materials com bined. In the case of the cow, about double the weight of all other mate rials combined are required to sustalh life and perform the bodily functions. To contain the daily air ration of a man requires a bin of eight feet on every edge; to hold that of a horse, one 15 feet; that of a cow, 14 feet; that of a pig, ton feet; that for a sheep, nine feet, and that fo* a hen, one three feet on every edge. If this amount of air had to be pumped from the weil, as water is drawn, it would require the pumping each day, for a single aver age man, ot some 1,275 full palls such >1 Atilt AM SIimVINC PROI'OLTIUN OF FKKSII AIK TO COW. as will tarry 21 pounds of water; Tor the horse we would have to pump 10,- 203 palls; for the cow, 8,412; for the pig, 2,209; for the sheep, 2,178; and even for a single hen we should l e obliged to pump as many ns 75 pail fuls! Fortunate it is for man, an l more fortunate for his domestic ani mals, that all have been fashioned to live at the bottom of tin ocean of air, miles in depth, eternally in motion. It will be clear from what has been said that no dimensions sufficiently large are practical in the construction of rtalrie room which will permit h sufficient’amount of air to be enc.osed to meet the needs for any considerable length of time, anil hence, where many animals are brought together, cubic feet of space Is not the essential. It Is cubic'feet of uir per unit of time, pass ing through the stable, which is the all-important consideration. Only so much height of ceiling anil such hori zontal dimensions ns will give ade quate working room for the care of the stock neid be provided, and in cold climates the higher the stable celling Is above the floor the colder will it he, and for cowstables eight to nine feet is an ample height for the ordinary reed ing purposes. Even for horse stables nine feet in the clear Is sufficient to prevent any possibility of a horse hurt ing himself by throwing his head up. In erder to meet the needs of 20 cows, having an average weight of 1,000 I>ounds, to secure the degree of purity of air which has been assumed, It is necessary to provide a ventilating flue whose cross section is two square feet, and through which the air will move at the mean rate of about three miles per hour, or 261 feet per minute, larger animals should be provided with proportionately larger supplies of air. Forty cows would require a ven tilating flue, or flues, having an aggre ! gate cross section double that for 29 | cows, while for GO. 80, and 100 cows the ventilating flues should have a capacity three, four and live times, respectively, that needed for 20. For ten horses a flue 20 by 20 Inches Is required; fo- 40 sheep one 18 by 18 inches; and for 20 hogs, one 16 by 16 Inches. It must be remembered, writes Prof. F. 11. King. In the Rural New Yorker, in providing for a smaller number of animals than has been named, it will not do to reduce the size of the ventil ating flue corresponding amounts; and especially is this true where the build ings arc low and the ventilating Hues will be short, because with the small Hues the Internal friction is relatively great and, where the flues are short, neither the effect of difference In tem perature nor of wind suction across the top Is as great, and so, in provid ing Hues for poultry houses, or any others which are usually correspond ingly low, even if the number of ani mals to b 2 cared for Is small, the cross section of the flue should seldom bo much less than three-fourths, to a full square foot. In the single story struc tures. which have many windows and doors, especially where they are con structed of wood, the openness or struc ture is usually so great that It Is only where a large number of animals are kept together, or where the walls are of masonry, with windows and doors tight, that special provision for ventil ation is Important. FARM NOTES. Mulching of land should be more generally practiced. A man should have cool judgment to run a gasoline engine properly. It does not pay to have the pastures fed too closely, as that produces a thin sod. An acre of potatoes weil cultivated is more profitable than two acres half neglected. No practical farmer can succeed when the entire spirit of the family is for fun and easy living. A thin sod in the pasture means that the grass is drawing plant food only from the soil near the surface. Kentucky blue grass and Canadian blue grass make a good mixture for pasturage, as they mature at different times. Managing Potato Planting. If you are In a hurrj to plant po tatoes try spreading fertilizer on ground, begin plowing. Drop pota toes in every third furrow and plow potatoes and fertilizer in at once. If you use whole small potatoes for seed there will be very few missing hills. Seed potatoes plowed in this manner tend to root deep and withstand drought better; and while it is a lit tle more trouble to dig the potatoes it Is a good deal less at hilling up time and none of the potatoes get green ends. DENVER MARKETS Denver Union Stock Yards, April 16. The supply of cattle here was very light last week and bulk of them came during the first few days. They con sisted largely of beef steers and as packers bought liberally the proceed ing week the demand was not heavy .and prices weak to lower. Later in the week few steers arrived and there was a firmer tone to the trade and at tit • 'close values on good beef steers were a little stronger than at the opening, 'rill* best hero brought $4.40 with most of the business done from this down to '54.00. Cows were rather scarce but •the demand light. There is little mi terlal change In quotations from a week ago. Fancy cows sold up to $4.00 with others at $3.85, but few landed above $3.70. Hulk of the better grades went at $2.85 to s:;.7u. 'Dulls were scarce and steady with a good demand. Veals are hinny as firm as a week ago on account of big de clines at all eastern markets, hut there is a good demand here for choice ones. Feeder and stocker supply was light and market quiet. The demand was limited for anything except the very choice grades. The good ones are pretty close to steady but common stub is lower than a week ago. Country de mand was limited and dealers wen slow to load up heavily as the eastern demand was reported light. A very good trade is looked for this week as the Lenten season is now over and dealers are anticipating ti better demand. The hog supply was very fair but not nearly as heavy as the two weeks Itrecedlng. Dc mantl was good and market active, as packers had a chance to get caught up in their killing and are taking all the hogs that conn-. Prices udvanced about a quarter dur ing the week and closed sit the high point for many months, tops now sell lug at $6.50. Sheep receipts were fair but offer ings rather limited. Good ewes wen wanted and sold at strong prices, best bringing $5.25, the high price paid here for some time. The demand for ewes is better than the supply. Lambs are quiet and little material change in con ditions. Cattle. Comparative Receipts— Month to April 13tli 3,910 Same period last year 7.183 Decrease 3,237 Year to date 00,332 Same period last year 52,260 Increase 14,066 The following quotations represent the range of pi lets paid on this mar ket : . Deef steers, corn-fed, good to choice $4.23(5 4.75 Beef steers, corn-fed, me dium to good 3.75(5 4.23 Beef steers, hay-fed, good to choice 4.00© 4.50 Beef steers, hay-fed, me dium to good 3.50(#i 1.00 Cows and heifers, corn-fed, good to choice 3.75© 4.15 Cows and heifers, corn-fed, medium to good 3.25© 3.75 Cows and heifers, hayfed, good to choice 3.26© 4.00 Cows and heifers, hayfed, medium to good 2.50© 3.25 Tanners and cutters 1.50© 2.25 Calves, veal, good to choice 5.50© 6.50 Calves, veal, fair to good.. 4.00© 5.60 Bulls 2.25© 3.50 Stags 2.26®3.75 Feeders, F. P. It-, good to choice 3.75© 4.40 Feeders, F. P. R-, fair to good 3.00© 3.73 Stockers, F. P. R-. good to choice 3.75© 4.25 Stockers, F. P. R.. fair to good 2.75© 3.75 Hog*. Comparative Receipt* Month to April 13th 10,0 * 1 Same period lust year 5.870 Increase r i*’pjr Year to date Same period last year 68,232 Decrease The following quotations represent the prices paid on this market: Choice heavy $6.37 Vfe 'a 6.42% I.ight and mixed p’ck'rs 6.30 ©6.40 Sheep. Comparative Receipt* Month to April 13th 26.677 aame period last year 4.0«6 increase 22,591 Year to date «r'■ Same period lust year Increase 1 li»,L»9 The following quotations represent ttie prices paid on this market for fat sheep; r(s!r , r Wethers, muttons •> < > YenrliiiKK J ' l !’"' -'?!! Ewes, muttons 4 -< •»© Lambs 2’a« Feeding wethers, F. P. R 4.00©.».0n Feeding yearlings, F. P. R 1.90©.>...0 Feeding lambs, F. P. R 5.40© 6,25 Grain. Wheat, choice milling, per 100 lbs. $1.25. Rye, Colorado, bulk, per l'"- lbs.. 86c. Oats. bulk. Nebraska. No. 3, white, $1.18; same in sacks, $1.25; Col orado white, in sacks. $1.30. Corn in bulk 90c; in sack, 96c. Corn chop, sacked. 97c. Bran, Colorado, per 100 lbs., 95c. Hay. Upland, per ton, $10.50© 11 .00; sec ond bottom. $8.50© 9.00; timothy. 511.00; timothy and clover. s*o.oo. alfalfa, prime , $9.00; struw. $»->0; South Park wire grass. $ll.OO. Dressed Poultry. Turkeys, fey dry-picked hens 20 Turkeys, young Toms Turkeys, culls J Turkeys, old Toms Hens, fancy small, lb Hens, medium Hens, large 1 . Hens, culls *»©' “ Springs, fancy, lb *•» Broilers, lb Roosters , «eese [’ Ducks lo Live Poultry. Springs, small, lb Hens, lb " Roosters Jj Ducks, lb " Turkeys Geese, lb 11 Pigeons, Butter. Elgin. Arm 21 Creameries, extra Colo 24™ 2 Creameries, extra, eastern 24© -a Creameries, firsts, Colo rado and eastern *2 Process and renovated goods, lb. ... • • • • ; -2 Dairy, fancy, single make, lb * a Roll, lb Packing stock, fresh Egg*. , Eggs, fresh, case count .. 4-50 VOLCANIC ASHES COVER STREETS AND BUILDINGS OF NAPLES. VAST DESOLATED REGION Eruption of Vesuvius Has Somewhat Subsided —King Victor Emmanuel Heloing to Recover Bodies of the Dead. Naples.—While the' nows from Mount Vesuvius is reassuring, the conditions here in Nabies are such as make 1c difficult to realize that the situation is actually better. The wind is blowing from the volcano in the direction of Naples, carrying the ashes In this di rection. Toward evening Friday the fall of ashes and cinders here was worse than at any time since the erup tion began. The scenic effects vary from hour to hour. Now In the north the sky is chocolate colored, lowering and heavy, under which men and women with their hair and clothing covered with ashes, move about like gray ghosts. Fort San Martino, as it towers above the town, can only just be seen, while Caste-1 Dell'ovo Is marked In light, seeming like silver against the brown sky. To the south, beyond the smoke zone. 11-h smiling, sunny Posllippo and its peninsula, while far away glistens tin* sea, a de-ep blue, on which the is lands seem to float in the glow of the setting sun. Adding to the strange picture, one of the French men of war which arrived In the Bay of Nabies to day, is so placed ns to be half In the glow and half obscured by the belt of falling nsho-s. From the obst rvatory of Mount Ve suvius. where Director Matteuccl Is continuing his work in behalf of scl i nee* and humanity, the scene Is one of great Impressiveness. To reach the ob servatory one must walk for miles over hardened but hot lava, covered with sand, until he comes to a point whence nothing can be seen but vast gray reaches, sometiimH flat and sometimes gathered into huge mounds which take on semblances of human faces. Above the heavens are gray, like the earth beneath, and seem Just as hard and Immovable. In all this lonely waste there is no sign of life or vege tation, and no sound is heard except the low mittt* t ings of the volcano. One h -i ms almost impelled to scream aloud to break the horrible stillness of a land seemingly forgotten both by Clod and man. Every day that passes gives new evi dence of tin* magnitude of the catas trophe. To-day's visit of King \ ictor Emmanuel to Ottojano revealed new tragedies. At a certain Joint his majesty was obliged to abandon Ills motor car and wi n forward on horseback, amid con stant danger, bis horse floundering through four feed of ashes, stumbling Into holes, blinded by tin- fall of large cinders and a target for falling ba saltic masses. In the presence of the King 129 more bodies were extricated from the ruins, and all the while ashes and red sand falling as though determined not to relinquish their victim. The dead at Ottajano are said to number 530. The King was deathly pale. To a priest who came to him, he said: "How did you escape?" “I placed myself in safety,” replied the priest. “Wnat do you mean?” asked the King. “Realizing the danger. was the priest’s reply. "I had left for Nola.” The King flushed with anger. "What!” he cried. "You. a minister of God. were not hero to share the danger of your people and administer the last sacraments! You did very wrong.” Queen Helena was with the King when h<- started for Ottajano, but she was obliged to turn hack, as the task was one not suitable for a woman. She sp -nt the most of the day In visit ing the Injured In Naples hospitals and inspecting the housing for refu- Provislon Is being made for the feed ing and sheltering of people who have remained In their own towns. It is estimated that 6,000 houses have been destroyed or rendered unin habitable. From all quarters come reports that the situation hits ameliorated, but ashes from Mount Vesuvius are falling everywhere. liousi s are collapsing and burying their occupants and roads near the volcano are no sooner opened than the are closed again by falling cinders. The inhabitants of this city are en during the yellow gray atmosphere or yesterday which is even more oppres sive than before. The popular cos tume of those who can afford It. con sists of automobile coat, cap and gog gles. which enables the wearer to maintain a semblance of cleanliness, but the people generally have to be rente nted with paper masks and raised umbrellas. The drivers of trolley cars are wearing masks of some transpar ent material under the visors of their caps. Seven Tornadoes. Topeka, Kas.—At least seven torna does were seen east and northeast of Hi eat Bend, Barton county, Friday aft ernoon. The school house in district. 82 vacant at tin- time, was demolished and a threshing outfit destroyed. No other damages reports have come In. Some rain and hall fell. Three years ago a number of tornadoes occurred In ,he same neighborhood, doing consider able damage to property. Niece of General Pike. Colorado Springs —Mrs. Sarah Stur devant of Earned. Kansas, aged ninety tour. and the only relative of General Zebulon Pike, the explorer, living con temporaneously with him. lias sent her photograph to the local centennial cel ebration committee. Mrs. Sturdevant is a daughter of Pike's only sister, and, together with N. V. Pike of Kirksvllle. Missouri, a nephew of the explorer, Is the nearest living relative. Joint Line to Galveston. New York. -Rock Island and Colo rado & Southern Interests have entered in agreement by which the* Trinity & Brazos Valley railroad, which I*l lMnx extended from Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas to Galveston, will be operated jointly by the Rock Island. Frisco and Colorado & Southern roads. It is un derstood that the contract to this ef fect was entered into at the special nieeings held Wednesday of the Rock Island and Frisco executive commit tees. The agreement is believed to be the work of B. F. Yoakum of the Rock Island.