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Jgcob's Sons Went Down into
ili Egypt to Look for a COrn
llpffitpll Crib..,,™^
Order to Procure Corn They
Took Their Brother Beruamin
BROOKLYN, N. Y.—[Special.]—The
cabled reports of meagre harvests in
Europe, and the memory of the vast
crops of ripening grain which Dr. Tal
mage saw during his recent tour in the
West, have combined to turn back his
thoughts to that patriarchal time
when all the world sent to Egypt to buy
corn and
to suggest agosple lesson.
His text is Gen. xliii., 3 "Ye shall not
my face, except your brother be
with you."
This summer, having crossed 18 of
the United States, North, South, East
and West, I haye to report the might
est harvest that this country or any
other country ever reaped. If the
grain gamblers do not somehow wreck
we are about to enter
upon the grandest scene that
has ever witnessed. But
while this is in our own country, on
the other side of the Atlantic there
are nations threatened with famine,
and the most dismal cry that
heard will, I fear, be uttered, the
cry for bread. I pray God that the
contrast between our prosperity and
their want may not be as sharp as in
the lands referred to by my text.
There was nothing to eat. Plenty of
corn in Egypt, but ghastly famine in
Canaan. The cattle moaning in the
stall. Men, women and children are
fully white with hunger. Not the fall
ing of one crop for one summer, but
the failing of all crops for seven years.
A nation dying for lack of that which
is so common on our table, and so
little appreciated the product of liar
vest field, and jjrisfc mill, and oven the'
price of sweat, anxiety, and struggle,
—Bread! Jacob, the father, has the
last report from the flour bin, and he
finds that everything is out and he
says to his sons: "Boys, hook up the
wagons and start for Egypt, and get
something to eat." The tact was,
there was a great corn crib in Egypt.
The people of Egypt have, been largely
taxed in all ages, at the present time
paying 70 and 80 per cent of their
products to the government. No
wonder in that time they had
And it was full. To that crib they
came from the regions round about—
those who were famished—some pay
ing for corn inmoney whenthemoney
was exhausted, paying for the corn in
sheep and cattle, and horses and cam
els and when they were exhausted,
then selling their own bodies and their
families into slavery.
The morning for starting out on the
crusade for bread has arrived. Jacob
gets his family up very early. But be
fore the elder sons start they say
something that makes him tremble
with emotion from head to foot, and
burst into tears. The fact was, that
these elder sons had once before been
in Egypt to get corn, and they had
been treated somewhat roughly, the
lord of the corn crib supplying them
with corn but saying at the close of
the interview: "Now you need not
come here for any more corn unless
you bring something better than
money—even your younger brother
Benjamin." Ah! Benjamin—that very
name was suggestive of all tenderness.
The mother had died at the birth of
that son—a spirit
and another
spirit going—and the very thought of
parting with Benjamin must have
been a heart-break. The keeper of
this corn crib, nevertheless, says. to
these older sons: "There is no need of
your coming here any more for corn
unless you bring Benjamin, your fath
er's darling." Now Jacob and his
family very much needed bread but
what a struggle it would be to give up
this son. The Orientals are very dem
onstrative in their grief, and I hear
as these older sons keep reiterating in
his ears the announcement of the
Egyptian lord, "Ye shall not see my
face unless your brother be with you."
Why did you tell them you had a
brother?" said the old man, complain
ing and chiding them. "Why, father,"
they said, "he asked us all about our
family, and we had no idea he would
make any such demand upon us as he
has made." "No use of asking me,"
said the father, "I cannot, I will not
give up Benjamin." The fact was
that the old man, had lost children
and when there has been bereavement
in a household, and a child taken, it
makes the Other children in the house
hold more preciouB. So the day of
departure was' adjourned, and ad
journed, and adjourned. Still the
horrors of faminme increased, and
louder moaned the cattle, and wider
open cracked the earth, and more pal
lid became the cheeks, until Jacob, in
despair, cried out to his sons. "Take
Benjamin and be off." The older
sons tried to cheer up their father.
They said: "We have strong arms
and stout hearts, and no harm will
come to Benjamin. We'll see that he
gets back, again." Farewell," said
the young men to the father, in a tone
of assumed good cheer. "F-a-r-e
w-e-1-1-!" said the old man for that
word has more quivers in it when-pro
nounced by the aged than by the
Well, the bread party— the bread
embassy—drives up in front of the
corn-crib of Efeypt. These corn-cribs
are filled with wheat, and barley, and
corn in the husk, for those who have
traveled in Canaan and Egypt know
that there is corn there corresponding
with our Indian maise. iHuzzal the
journey is ended. The lord -of the
corn-crib who it) also the prime
minister, «omee down to these
arrivedf fcravejere, and 'Bays: "Drae
with' me today. How is your father?
Is this Benjamin, the younger brother
»*rboae prseenoe demandtd?" The
^travelers are introduced into sfche
of the way and servants come in
with a basin of water in one hand and
a towel in the other, and kneel down
before these newly-arrived travelers,
washing oS the dust of the way. The
batchers, and poulterers, and caterers
of- the prime minister prepare the
repast. The guests are seated in
small groups, two or three at a
table, the food on a tray all the
luxuries from imperial gardens, and
orchards, and acquariums, and
aviaries are brought there, and are
filling chalice and platter. Now is
the time for this prime minister, if he
has a grudge against Benjamin to
show it. Will he kill him, now that
he has him in his hands? O, no! The
lord of the corn-crib is seated at
his own table, and he looks
over to the table of his guests
and he sends a portion to
each of them, but he sends a larger
portion to Benjamin, or, as the Bible
quaintly puts it: "Benjamin's mess
Was five times so much as any of
theirs." Be quick and send word
back with the swiftest camel to Ca
naan to old Jacob, that "Benjamin is
well all is well he is faring sumptu
ously the Egyptain lord did not
mean murder and death but he
meant deliverance and life when he
announced to us on that day: "Ye
shall, not see my face unless your
brother be with you."
Well my friends, this world is
famine struck of sin. It does not
yield p, single crop of satisfaction. It
is dying. It is hunger bitten. The
world is
poor satisfaction, poor solace.
Famine, famine in all the earth not
for seven years, but for six thousand.
But, blessed be God, there is a great
crib. The Lord built it. It is another
land. It is a large place. An angel
6nce measured it, and as far as I can
calculate it in our phrase, that corn
crib is 1,500 miles long and 1,500
broad and 1,500 iiigh and it is full.
Food for all nations.
I want to make three points.
Every frank and common-sense man
will acknowledge himself to be a sin
ner. What are you going to do with
your sins? Have them pardoned you
say. How? Through the mercy of
God. What do you mean by the
mercy of God? Is it the letting down
of a bar for the admission of all, with
out respect to character? Be not de
ceived. I see a soul coming up to the
gate of mercy and knocking at the
corn crib of heavenly supply and a
voice from within says: "Are you
alone?" The sinner replies: "Ail
alone." The voice from within says:
"You shall not see my pardoning face
unless your Divine Brother, the Lord
Jesus, be with you." O, that is the
point at which so many are discom
forted. There is no mercy from God
except through Jesus Christ. Coming
with him we are accepted. Coming
without him we are rejected. Peter
put it right in his great sermon before
the high priest's, when he thundered
forth: "Neither is there salvation in
any other. There is no other name
given under heaven among men where
by we maybe saved." 0, anxious sin
ner! O, dying sinner! 0, lost sinner!
all you have got do do is to have this
Divine Benjamin along with you. Side
by side, coming to the gate, all the
store-houses of heaven will swing open
before your anxious soul.
I go further, and find in my subject
a hint as to the way heaven opens to
the departing spirit. We are told that
heaven has twelve gates, and some
people infer from that fact that all the
people will go in without reference to
their past life but what is the use of
having a gate that is not sometimes
to be shut? The swinging of a gate
implies that our entrance into heaven
is conditional. It is not a monetary
consideration. If we come to the door
of an exquisite concert we are not sur-
that we must pay a fee, for we
now fine earthly music is ex
pensive but all
cost nothing. Heaven pays nothing
for its music. It is all free. There is
nothing to be paid at the door for en
trance but the condition of getting in
to heaven is our bringing our Divine
Benjamin along with us. If Jacob's
sons had gone toward Egypt and had
gone with the very finest equipage,
and had not taken Benjamin along
with them, and to the question they
should have been obliged to answer:
"Sir, we didn't bring him, as father
could not let him go we didn't want
to be bothered with him," a voice
from within would have said: "Go
away from us you shall not have any
of this supply you shall not see my
face because your brother is not
with you." And if we come up to
ward the door of heaven at last,
though we come from all luxuriance
and brilliancy of surroundings, and
knock for admittance, and it is found
that Christ is not with us, the police
of heaven will beat us back from the
bread house, saying: "Depart, Inever
knew you." If Jacob's sons, coming
towards Egypt, had lost everything on
the way if they had expended their
last shekel if they had come up utter
ly exhausted to the corn cribs of Egypt,
and it had been found that Benjamin
was with them, all the storehouses
would have swung open before them.
And so, though by fatal casuality we
may be ushered into the eternal
world though we may be weak and
exhausted by protracted sickness—if,
in the last moment, we can only just
Btagger, and faint, and fall into the
gate of heaven—it seems that all the
corn-cribs of heaven will open for our
need and all the palaces will open for
our reception and the Lord of that
place, seated at his table and all the
angels of God seated at their table,
and all the martyrs seated at their
table, and all our glorified kindred
seated at our table, the king shall pass
a portion from his table to ours, and
then, while we think of the fact that it
was Jesus who*
started us on the way,
and Jesus who kept us on the way,
«nd Jesi^ who at last gained admit
tance for our soul, we shall be glad il
be has seen of the travail of his soul
and been satisfied, and not be at aD
jealous if it be found that our Divine
Benjamin's mess is five times latest
thantberest, Hail! anointed of tn
Interesting Condensed News from
Over the State
Logan County: Two fine buffaloes
have been seen in the foothills The
Homestead quotes the prairie fire law.
... .'A. D. Huliard has proved up on his
Pierce County: The Rugby mail
carrier has a new rig Miss P. A.
Oram has gone to Sheldon to teaoh
school—Light frosts have visited this
McLean County: Wild geese are ap
pearing Prairie chickens .are plenty
The Leader wants threshingreports
from farmers Examination of teach
ers at Coal Harbor Sept. 11.
Griggs County: A. D. Ellis had his
team run away at Willow, breaking his
buggy... Wheat has been considerably
hurt by frost... A prairie fire did dam
age to Gapt. A. Haskell's crops.
Ward County: Byron Famham's re
mains have been taken to Andover,
Mass—Mr. and Mrs. John Ehr have
lost their little girl The Reporter
warns farmers to beware of prairie fires.
Foster County: The Independent
has completed its second year Editor
Hogue wants a farmers elevator at Car
rington Farmers are delighted with
the result of smudging Joseph
Farquer had a field of oats burned by a
prairie fire.
Nelson County: Much stacking will
be done, as thrething. machines are
scarce Alfred Anderson was acci
dentally killed by a gun while playing
in a granary with hip brother Prof.
C. A. Hall and his daughter, Mits Jtn
nie, will teach at Lakotn.
Steele County: The Pioneer says
smudges did lots of good Prairie
chicken hunting is good Farmers
are building new grannriep Good
crops seem to have made the BroadJawn
alliance a thing of the past... .Teachers'
examination at Sherbrooke Sept. 11.
Burleigh County: Colonel Beutley
is reported improving Judge Win
chester is home from Detroit, Mich
Gerald Pierce is nursing a boil on his
neck Bismarok complains because
the reduced rates to the Minneapolis
Exposition do not extend to that city.
Emmons County: Lots ot hay has
been put up around Winchester C.
H. Burnstead is letting out sheep on
shares... A. L. Reynolds of Omio is
dead —Frosts have been hard, but lit
tle damage has bren done Editor
Slreeter wants an office boy to keep flies
off him.
LaMoure County: Professor Warren
will again be in charge of the LaMoure
Pcbool....H. E. Campbell had twenty,
five acres of oats totally destroyed by
fro6t... .The Chronicle warns its read
eis to prepare against prairie fires
Teachers reading circle will meet Sept.
19 at Edgeley.
Stark County: The Dickinson Hose
Co. are to have uniforms Notice has
been given of 385 cars of cattle soon to
he shipped from Stark County
Charles E.Dobton's home on theCannon
Ball was burned down Work has
been commenced on the Dickinson
Episcopal Chuich.
Bottineau County: George Haacke
will build the new scboolhouse at Bot
tineau John S. Wright of the state
agriculttral college furnishes The Pio
neer an interesting sketch of the flora of
t.bis county... Francis Comartin's
house was struck bv lightning Editor
Hager has a large line of legal notices.
McHenry County: Towner wants an
eleyator Stockraisers are makirg
pots of money this season E H.
Thursby is gaining quite a reputation
as an amateur photographer Many
deer are reported in the county R. A.
Fox has put up 600 tons of hay....
Warren Cargo and Miss Tillie Hanson
were married.
Benson County: Leeds wants a grist
mill 0. Mackey smashed a finger on
a binder Johns & Co. will build an
elevator at Leeds One hundred and
fifty tons of freight are bound for Ft.
Totten via Oberon Albert is the new
postofiSce,. with Annie 1'. Jacobson post
mistress F. Speers sold 6,000 sheep
in Benson County.
Wells County: The concensus of
opinion from farmers as seoured by The
Gazette is that smudges did gedd
Wells County wants no more frosts or
more straw for smudges Someone
took two bales of twine from the depot
platform Rev. H. E. Compton has
preached his farewell sermon at Sykes
ton, and returned to Chicago. :,r
Towner County: The Cando Record
says whisky is being shipped in there,
marked "drugs" Complaint is made
that there is a margin of 11 cents be
tween the market prices at Cando and
Duluth even after freisrht and inspec
tion is taken out Mr. Montgomery
who was shot in his head sometime ago,
did not die as reported, but has ar
rived safely home.
Morton Oounty: No progress is be
ing made on the artesian well... .Alex.
Helmsworth is held under §500 bonds
for sending an offensive postal card
through the mails....The new elevator
will have a capacity of 40,000 bushels
Hans Hertes of Oliver County was
teriously assaulted by S. M. Nelson
with a pitchfork....The last of the
troops haveleft Ft Lincoln.
Pembina County* J, W. Hnghee
found a valuable! hone dead....Hailo
Fadden of Bathyate, has invented a
new boggy wrmoh. .Some aoe brake
t9n,.aqdjbto\e a watoh and chain and
gold \jjket—Twenty onildren from
•Pe^ J&jlme been taken to the convent
sohtf?»4Grpoeville Cavalier refuses
to fund for a Sohool house.
Rolette County: Joe Armstrong, at
Island Lake, had fifty tons of hay de
stroyed by a fire wbioh started from a
smudge—Len Bush's Palace Temper
ance Hall at Rolla has been dosed by
the sheriff, who says he found liquor
there.. ..Jacob Kot&chevar is shipping
buudreds of pounds of snakeroot dug by
the Indians Professor Tucker of
Dunseith will have 4,000 bushels of po
tatoes and 600 bushels of onions this fall.
Dickey County: Ellendale merchants
are preparing for a large trade Mrs.
Jacob Byers was seriously injured by a
runaway the same horse attempted to
run awav with Jordie Milne and he had
his ankle sprained Frank Gannon
cleared $1,500 from the wheat raised on
140 aores of land Will Hutsinpillar,
of Oakes, will have 6,000 bushelr of
wheat—Rooky Mountain grasshop
pers have appeared around Glover, but
are doing no damage.
Ransom County: Ed Russell and T.
M. Elliott have had hard fights with
rairie fires The Gazette wants "a
festival held R. E. L.
Gregg's wheat on twenty six acres aver
aged 29£ bushels John Leveraas lost
800 bushels of wheat by fire Ed
Luoia and A. O. Runioe will buy wheat
at Sheldon The Enterprise is pub
lishing lots of local news The First
Regiment Band serenaded President
Kidder County: Joe Toole, who sui
cided at Helena, was a formor resident
of Steele A Dawson farmer who re
cently fell into several goose-pits while
harvesting his crops, writes The Times
advocating prohibiting allowing persons
to Lunt on cultivated land B. 0. Cor
rell got a fork through his leg while as
(listing in harvesting Twelve oars of
brood mares have been unloaded in the
eastern part of the county to form the
basis of a large raircli.
Cass County: Merchant Hawk, o'
Buffilo, has made his elevator
houte under the law, and will allov
farmers to store their f?rain Pete,
Hancke's 3-year-old child, at Cui-M.-l'on.
broke its arm Attorney Soolt.
Casselton, was injured by huoKiuf.
horse.... Charles Peterson got 1ns fuoi
caught in a road cart while driving urn
was dragged three milep, ln-eakii Im
leg The county Sunday School
oiation will meet at. Fargo Oct. 7 uud 8
Richland County: John McMi'lun
discusses the Sunday question in Tin
Globe.... Commissioner Boefs has
pair of twin girls Sneak thieves art
making lots of trouble ia the county
The Dwight farm will clear $75,000 this
season and the Adams and Keystone
farms $50,000 each If Fairmouut
will give a town lot 100x175 feet she cun
have a $4,000 hotel built at once—The
M. E. conference for North Dakota will
raise $25,000 for the Wahpeton univer
Grand Forks County: E. G. Bonlie,
formerly of Reynolds, is teaching at
Manvel A mare belonging to An
drew Kittleson was so badly cut on a
wire fence that she had to be killed—
The signal flags ve arrived for the
Larimore service—M. M. Miller is
managing editor of The Plaindealer—
The Larimore Pioneer has inter-viewed
the prominent business men of that
place and they approve of the verdict of
the ecclesiastical council in clearing
Rev. Mr. Griffith.
Ramsey County: A party of hunters
shot nine prairie ohickens, their team
ran away and broke the wagon, makiug
the chickens cost $16.06 apiece.... Mary
A. Bowers is the efficient superintend
ent of schools The last term of court
cost the county $2,750 Master Fred
Chilcott has been entertaining his
young friends... .Judge Morgan will
probably postpone th« term of court
for Ramsey County nutil after Nov. 1...
C. P. Parsons is uegot atiug for 35,000
acres of land near Cburoh's Ferry, upon
which to settle 150 German iarmers to
raise barley.
Barnes County: Two threshing ma
chine reports show average yields of
thirty and thirty-two bushels of wheat
Herbert Weston marketed the first
new wheat at Valley City, for which he
got 81 cents, and sajs the yield is about
twenty- five bushels.... Barnes County
has not yet appointed a student for the
agricultural college,. .Peter Munson
had his collar bone broken by a horse
kick The Rnssell-Miller mill had a
narrow escape from fire....Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. McPherson had a house
warming I. M. Adams gave a tem
perance lecture at Sanborn—Mrs.
Cramer of Sanborn has gone to the in
sane asylum.
Walsh County: Joseph Griffith, a
blacksmith of Forest River, has been as
saulted by two men, and his life is de
spaired of Births are numerous—
Charley Cnrne of Minto, was assaulted
by tramps.... Miss Hayes is principal of
the Park River school, and Miss Paul
ner assistant John Herriot of Bell
ville, had his hand badly hurt iu a
binder....James Coulter of Forest
River, bad 1,900 bushels of wheat
threshed in ten hours, the average per
acre was twenty-eight bushels—The
contract for the new Union block at
Grafton has been let for $17,887....Two
incipient fires at Grafton.... Amateur
burglars broke into the Northern
Pacifio depot at Grafton.
The Elevator War On.
GRAND FOURS, N. D., Sept 5.—The
elevator war has commenced. Attorney
General Spencer arrived here today au
made out writs of mandamuB against
the National and Minneapolis & North
em Elevator Cos., to oompel them
to receive grain for storage from the
farmers at statutory rates. These were
served at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and
the elevator companies intend to fight
them. The writs are returnable Wednes
dsy. Only a few milce south of this
city the wheat is piled up ten feet high
on the stubble, with no protection what
ever, in oonsequenoe of the elevator
Interesting Happenings of the Fast
Wedk Culled from the As
sociated Press.
Bar silver, 97J.
The pope is seriously ill.
Spcrgeon has rallied again.
Three big Atlantio hotels have failed.
A riot is reported in Chootaw County,
A sharp frost at Boone, la., does dam
A terrific typhoon tore up Kobe,
A hard thunderstorm, with two deaths,
in Paris.
Edward Linn, a New York broker,
Russians want bounties for cotton
The reported illness of the pope is
One of the Corder, Mo., bank robbers
is arrested.
Smith & Morgan, Detroit lumbermen,
have assigned.
The reported Union Pacific receiver
ship is denied.
London papers think China needs a
dressing down.
Russian troops will concentrate in
Russian Poland.
The total loss from the Dalles, Ore.,
fire is $420,000.
Destructive storms continue in Eng
land and Ireland.
France, Germany and Austria began
army maneuvres.
The Lake Erie & Western strike has
been declared off.
Minister Egan formally reports Bulma
ceda's fall in Chili.
The Central Market Co., Chicago, as
signed for $150,000.
Chicago union cabinet makers struck
au eight, hour day.
The tug Eiit) sunk in New York Bay
mi one was drowned.
It is denit-d that the Indiana gas sup
ply is becoming short.
Valparaiso business has been resumed
unit i'vcij'thing is quiet.
Hanlan and Gaudaur will row at
Kiiihuiou, Ont, Sept. 10.
'i'l.n .steamer Mariposa will carry Bern
hardt around the world.
Tha reported Culmont, France, acci
dent proves unfounded.
The Argentine Republic opposes col
onization of Russian Jews.
New Zealand house of representatives
•iiiopteil woman suffrage.
The lliver Barrow, in Ireland, over
flowed, causing great damage.
Frank Danforth, a colored murderer,
was hanged at Augusta, Ga.
Montreal's August oustoms collections
show a decrease of $6,183.27.
Russian exhibition in Paris proposed
as a means of expediting treaty.
The Columbian Exposition foreign
committee sailed for New York.
Anniversary of the battle of Sedan
celebrated throughout Germany.
Timothy Hopkins is en route east to
contest his adopted mother's will.
Governor Brown of Kentucky was in
augurated with elaborate ceremonies.
It is denied that the Burlington will
build 500 miles of track ia Montana.
Marriage of Miss Mary Lincoln and
Charles Isham occurred at London.
President Harrison is shooting reed
birds oti the Maurice River meadows.
Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Russell Harri
son arrived in New York froic Europe.
It is denied that Milwaukee will be
dropped from the American Association.
West Ireland wheat is an absolute
failure and the potato blight is general.
Nothing of interest has yet been done
by the Tennessee legislative extra ses
An iBcendiarv mob caused $2,000,000
loss in Santiago after the city surren
It is said the Chilian insurgents' vic
tory may be followed by a revolution in
The reported closing of the German
National Bank of Louisville, Ky., is
An outbreak in the nature of a strike
is reported among the Indians of Chil
cat, Alaska.
Rev. Dr. Olmstead, editor of The
Boston Watchman, the Baptist Church
paper, died.
Nineteen Russian Jews were detained
at New York for violation of the immi
gration laws.
Policeman Sherman was murdered at
New York by Franois Noah, a colored
Illinois has placed her Gettysburg
monuments with appropriate official
Seven men held up the Rio Grande
train near Cotopaxi' Monday night se
curing $3,600.
It is stated that £250,000 were stolen
from the Bank of England, but the
oashier denies it.
The Burlington's net earnings for the
past seven months were $596,082, and
for July $333,307.
It is said the bakers all over the
country will strike for less work and
more pay next May.
Mexicans are very indignant at the
reports published of a probable revolu
tion in that country.
Teemer and Wise will row Hanlon
and O'Connor at Point of Pines, at a
date to be fixed later.
Secretary Foster has extended the
time for renewal ot 4£ per cents to 2 per
cents until further notice.
Official corroboration of Balmaceda's
fall has reached the war and navy'de
partments in Washington.
The Ohioago Odd Fellows Temple
will be thirty-four stories and 556 feet
high, and will cost $8.500,600.
Mary Hewitt, oolored, beat and per
haps killed Mrs. Mary Ryan and little
daughter at Oklahoma Gity.
Clarence and Charles FOBS and Frank
York are miming and it is feared were
drowned near Petoskey, Mich.
It is now said that robbers aeaured
(15,006 Tneeday night from the Soatii
ern Pacific express at Hamurin.
., She late Erie Wert era «Uk» lH
been resumed, the men timing tim
new schedule was unsatisfactory.
A naptha explosion at Providenoe, R.
I., killed Patrick Nagle and Phineas
Gammel, and seriously injured others.
It is planned to bring a hundred thou
sand militia in
at Ohioago during
the World's Fair, the states alternating.
A terrible^ dynamite explosion, with
sixteen fatalities, is reported from White
Pigeon, Mioh., but that town denies it
It is stated exlSenator Reagan of
Texas, wont aooept the offered vacancy
on the inter-state commerce commis
The steam yaoht Albatross, valued at
$100,000, was wrecked near the New
foundland coast and Dr. J. B. JQggleston
Train robbers stopped a train at
Modesto, pal., and in the fight Detec
tive Harris was fatally shot, but the
robbers were driven off without secur
ing any booty. Suspects were arrested
Indian Depredations.
Washington, Sept. 3.—In Ootober
the court of claims will make a begin
ning on the Indian depredation busi
ness. There have been filed up to this
time 4,200 cases. The act under whioh
they are instituted was approved on the
third of March last. It allows three
years for the filing of the petitions.
After Maroh 4, 1894, all claims for dam
ages done by Indians previous to the
third of Maroh, 1891, whioh have not
been brought to the attention of this
court will be forever barred. The act
has nothing to do with Indian depreda
tions after its approval. The beginning
of this new work for the court of claims
consists of 4.200 cases. Nobody can
predict the end. When the offioials of
the department of justice are asked for
an estimate they say there will probably
be 18,000 or 19,000of these cases. About
7,000 are on fije in the Indian office and
are accompanied by more or less evi
dences as to the basis for them.
Murderer Johnson Recaptured.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 3.—William
Johnson, the murderer of Samuel
Brown, who broke jail at New Albany
Saturday night, has been recaptured
after a desperate battle. Dale and
Smith are yet at large.
STERr.iNfi KXCIIANfiH!—QuIH and steady at
*4.82 tor sixty days bills, and $4.85 for de
Hailboad stocks.
C.f B.& Q.......... 97
St. P. &D 37%
Northern Pacific... 27)»
pfd. 72H
Northwestern H2?j
Northwestern pfd.187
C„ M. & St. 71X
CP tp" I S?
New Yoke, Sept. 5.
MONEY—Easy, with no loans closed offered
at a per cent.
M. & at.p. pid.. us*
Manitoba logjf
Omaha 32*
Omaha pfd
Wis. Central 20K
Great North'n pfd. 98Jf
Missouri Pacific
Chicago, Sept. 5.—Business In the wheat pit
today was light and the market dull and fea
tureless. There was little news of any kind,
and none that was influential, in the absence
of business the feeling was weak and December
fell lc below yesterday's close, but rallied and
recovered the loss just at the end of the session,
closing [email protected] lower. The following was the
range of prices during the session
Wheat no. 2.
I no
September $7 97 osn 1 mv'
Somber 11.00* 11.002£
1 1.07V 11.07)S I 1.06X I 1.07X
COKN No. 2.
I 68!» 69 66 I 68—
October I 59* 60V I 59 59*
I 47 H7K I 46K I 47X
Flax seed—fl.os.
Chicago, Sept. 5.—Cattle, steady common na
$3(«4.50 Texans,[email protected] stackers, $2-2002.75.
COWS, [email protected],
Shefp-Strong, native ewes, [email protected] weth
ers, [email protected] mixed, [email protected] Texans, $3,900
4.15 westerns, [email protected] lambs, [email protected]
Minneapolis, Sept. 5.—Following are the dos
ing quotations: Wheat—No. 1 hard, on tracfr,
[email protected]^c No. northern, September, 91XC
December, 94&c on track, 9lXc: No. 2 north
ern, on track, [email protected]
Minneapolis, Sept. 5.—The following are the
quotations on wool dellveied in Mtnneapollp.
and for good, bright lots the outside prloes are
Unwashed medium and fine medium ...,17AUa
Unwashed, coarse i4«M7e
Unwashed line loam.
Tub washed...... SaSS
Black 3c less.
There is not much change In wool, but you
wm be
informed of any difference
Milwaukee, sept. 5.—Wheat firm. No. 2 spring,
on track, cash, 95c December, 97cr No. 1.
northern, 97c.
Corn—Quiet No. 3, on track, cash, 64c.
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Detroit, Sept. 5.—Wheat: No. white, oasv
87c No. 2 red, cash, 99X September.
December, tl.03*.
680. tw ^5
Toledo, sept. 5.—Wheat, dull and linn
99xc September, 99Vc October, $i.00X De
oember, $1.00X.
Corn—Steady No.
Dulntk. ,y. J,
Duluth, Sept. 5.—The market wasve^ quiet
today and scarcely anything of a speculative
character was done. Deoember opened at SSXc
and September at 95c, but the market beld-roty
steady, and at noon December was imchanged
and September had gone off %c. Debember
closed at 96X and September at 95. Cash wneat
No. hard, 97o No. northern,
BegefeCB—181 cam.'.
Fargo, Sept. 5.—wHMt-TketolMtn
tor fte'SMBD
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