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The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, June 25, 1897, Image 6

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< Keajiney's assessed valuation U
York college turned out seventeen
' graduates.
Tiikre were three graduates from
Hastings college.
The new creamery at Carroll is com
pleted and in operation.
> In some sections of Nebraska cut-
4 "worms have done mucli damage to
The funeral of ex-Senator Hitchcock
\ -at Tecumseh was very largely at
Grand Island will abolish wood
* .sidewalks and no more of that charac
ter will be built.
The state school apportionment of
* 15302,000 is now being disbursed to the
various counties.
A waoon passed over the body of
'little Jlolcy Summers of Bradshaw
• which caused his death.
The tow mills of the Nebraska
'binder ' twine eorapanj' at Fremont are
" ' Tunning day and night.
National Independence day will be
-elebrated at the Crete Chautauqua as
sembly this summer on July 5.
There is not a vacant store in the
* ity of Humboldt. Several new busi
ness enterprises are now under way.
The cream separator at Valparaiso ,
received on Monday 14,290 pounds of
milk , and about 10,000 each day since.
• Fred Hannah , Omaha , out of wosk
and despondent , took his life by poi
son , leaving a wife and seven chil
Burglars visited Red Cloud , forced
nn entrance into the residence of G. R.
Chancy and secured quite a lot of val
Rev. Worth left his home at Platte
, Center on Saturday and within thirty-
\ six hours drove seventy-five miles and
delivered four sermons. That's en
At Sutton a mad dog after biting
three dogs and a cow was killed. The
three bitten dogs were also killed and
the cow tied up to await the develop
ments of the poison.
The telephone line recently erected
by a local company at North Platte is
in working order and begins business
ivith fifty-five subscribers , who are
charged § 2 per month.
Says the Bradshaw Republican :
"There is now standing in cribs at
this place , 152,800 bushels of corn , be
sides the immense cribs owned by the
farmers in the vicinity of this town. "
A strong movement has been inau
gurated in AYeeping Water toward rid
ding ' the town of fallen women. A
committee of five has been appointed
to proceed systematically to that end.
The supreme court of Nebraska has
adjourned for the summer vacation
• without passing on the Omaha charter
cases. This will send the cases over
t -until September as the court does not
sit in July nor August.
i Mrs. John Alder , wife of a farmer
living a mile from Fairbury.committed
suicide by swallowing carbolic acid.
She was about 45 years old and the
mother of twelve children , the young
est only a few months old.
Rev. J.B. Maxfield , presiding elder ,
of Omaha , was very seriously injured
at Arlington. While entering the res
idence of Rev. Stambaugh , he slipped
and fell heavily upon his face , cut
ting his nose and severely bruising his
News was received at Hastings of
the drowning of Arcule Guilmette of
. that place at New York city. He was
• well known at the state university at
Lincoln and was reared from boyhood
in Hastings. He had a sister there
and one at Lincoln.
An order has been made in Washing
ton by the superintendent of the free
delivery system to increase the carrier
force of the Omaha postoffice by five
carriers. This order is made on ac
count of the showing of the showing
of the office.
While building a fire in a kitchen
stove in North Platte , Mrs. John Schar-
mann 's clothing caught fire and she
was frightfully burned , her clothing
"being almost entirely burned off.
Her wounds are serious , yet it is
thought she will recover.
Willie Crandall. 17 years old , son of
E. Crandall of Ainsworth , was shot
with a shotgun while out- riding in a
cart. There was a hole in the bottom
of the cart and the gun slipped through
breech downward , and was discharged
"while he was trying to pull it back
through the hole. Part of his collar
bone was shot away. There is hope of
' his recovery.
The Masonic grand lodge in ses
sion in Lincoln last week elected
officers as follows : Grand master , J.
Ii. Dinsmore , Sutton ; deputy grandmaster
-master , Frank H. Young , Broken Bow ;
grand senior warden , Win. W. Keyser ,
Omaha ; grand junior warden , A. W.
Krites , Chadron ; treasurer , Chris
Ilartraan , Omaha ; secretary , W. R.
Uowen , Omaha.
The farmers' excursion from Illinois
arrived in Hastings last week. The
-visitors were met at the depot by local
xeal estate men , who escorted them to
the Lyndall hotel. Next morning they
-were driven about the city , after
-which they were taken out into the
country to see the farms. The excur
sion is the result of the efforts of the
local real estate men to combine with
• the eastern real estate men.
George T. Harding , who suicided at
Bet Springs , Ark. , was a former resi
dent of Beatrice and a brakeman on
the U. P. While there he and his wife
lad trouble , and after moving to Val
paraiso tiiey separated , a young man
* who followed them being the cause of
their domestic unhappiness.
In attempting to beard a freight
train moving at the rate of eighteen or
twenty miles an hour between the
.stations of Cairo and St. Michael ,
Dwight Hamilton missed his hold and
fell under the wheels and his right
; foot was badly crushed and mangled.
He was taken to Ravenna for medical
. treatment.
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Ex-Gov. Hoard of Wicconnln at the ITead
of the Movement Dairymen Propose
to Go State Politic * With a Big
Vote Farmers Unlisted la
the Conflict.
To Drive Oat ISutterlne.
Chicago , June 21. The creamery
proprietors , the butter dealers and the
dairy farmers of the big butter pro
ducing states Wisconsin , Illinois , In
diana , Iowa , Minnesota , Nebraska ,
Kansas , Michigan and the Dakotas
are being formed into a compact fight
ing organization of not less than 500 , -
• 000 , and possibly more than 1,000,000
voters and vote controllers are being
pledged in writing to work unceasing
ly for legislation that will prevent the
coloring of butterine.
It is proposed , before the legisla
tures of these dairy states meet again
to raise a great fund to drive the but
terine manufacturers from their
strongholds , and if the industry finds
loopholes in state legislation the or
ganization will move on Washington.
W. D. Hoard of Fort Atkinson , Wis. ,
formerly governor of Wisconsin , and
president of the National Dairy union ,
is giving the movement all the benfit
of his organizing ability and political
acumen. Charles Y. Knight of Chicago
cage , secretary of the National Dairy
union and manager of theanti-butter-
ine fight in the Illinois legislature , is
secretary and treasurer of the new
The National Dairy union has nearly
4,000 creameries in the north Missis
sippi valley , and. around these the
union is building up its fighting or
ganization. Each creamery has on an
average of 100 patrons , or 400,000
in all.
The price paid by the creameries to
these farmers for milk is regulated by
the price of butter. As extinction of
competition with butterine raises the
price of milk , it is expected that the
400,000 farmers will rally against the
butter substitute. The farmers who
.work up their milk into butter in their
own dairies outnumber those who sell
to creameries. They are expected to
take an interest in this move
ment. The same view is held of
the farmers who ship milk to
the cities , the price of their pro
duct being influenced always by the
price it will bring at the creameries
Then there are creamery operators
and their employes , and the men who
handle butter in the big cities , the
commission men all these are inter
ested intone way and another in work
ing for butter and against butterine.
This indicates why the active spirits
of the National Dairy union are figur
ing on a political army of 1,000,001
men or more.
The creameries are doing the en
listing. Every such institution
throughout the butter-producing
states of the West is being supplied
with enrollment blanks , to be signed
by their farmer patrons. These pledge
themselves to work for anti-butterine
legislation and to fight "the men in
high places who are unfriendly to the
dairymen. " The signers also author
ize the creamery manager to deduct
25 cents a month from their bills as a
contribution to the campaign fund.
This fund will in a short time , it is
thought , amount to § 1,000,000.
VFar Canscs a Loss of 883,000,000 Dar
ing the Past Year.
Washington , June 21. A significant
report on our trade with Cuba from
1387 to 1807 , prepared by Cb ef Hitch
cock of the foreign markets section of
the Agricultural department , has been
promulgated by Secretary of Agricul
ture wilson. The statistics show very
clearly the effect of present hostilities
in Cuba upon the commercial inter
course of the United States with that
During the last fiscal year , 1SD6 , the
total value of our Cuban trade
aomunted to only § 47,548,110 as com
pared with S102S64,204 in 1S9J , the
year preceding the breaking out of the
war. This was a falling off of more
than 50 per cent in three years. Re
turns already available for the cur
rent fiscal year indicate still further
decline , the records for the nine
months ending March 31 , 1SL 7 , placing
the total value of the trade for that
period as low as S14,92G,817. At this
rate the figures for the fiscal year will
hardly reach S20,000,0 ( 0 , or less than "
one-fifth the value recorded for 1893.
Killed by a Pot of Coffee.
Columbia , Mo. , June 21. The -2-
year-old child of W. D. Watts of Dew-
ley Mills , near Columbia , was acci-
dently killed yesterday. While sit
ting with her parents at the dinner
table a pot of coffee was turned over
and its contents so frightfully scalded
the child that she died in a few miu. -
Committed Suicldo After Praylnff.
Covington , Ky. , June 21. Imme
diately after family prayer this morn
ing Miss Amelia Baer , aged 22 years" ,
went into the parlor and cut her
throat from ear to ear with her broth
er's razor. There was no known cause
for the suicide. The coroner's verdict
was temporary insanity.
Loomli Defends Himself.
Washington , June 21. Charles A.
Loomis. lafe Republican candidate for
Congress in the Second district of Mis
souri , called on Assistant Postmaster
General Bristow yesterday to answer
certain charges to the effect that he
has been using his political standing
in furtherance of an office brokerage
business. The interview lasted some
time , and Mr. * Loomis male : a strong
impression on the assistant postmas
ter general , and gave a satisfactory
explanation of the matters touched
upon in the charges.
Denials By the State Department that It
Is Fixed.
Washington , June. 21. It can be
stated upon the best authority that
all the publications purporting to outline -
line the Cuban policy of Presi
dent McKinley that have been made
up to the present time have been in
disregard of the fact that up to
this moment the case of the United
States government has not yet been
made up. and that even in tiie discus
sions of the subject of the relations to
Cuba that have taken place in the
cabinet circles the point has not baen
reached where it could be said that
the executive had finally determined
upon any certain plan of action.
At the state department an author
itative denial is given of the statement
cabled to London that General Wood-
• ford , the newly appointed United
' States minister to Spain , has been in
structed to intimate to the Spanish
authorities that if Spain should refuse
to grant freedom to Cuba she must bo
prepared to yield to force.
General Woodford's instructions
will be much more complex than are
usually given to an American minis
ter. Not only will he be charged with
all of the details of the Ruiz case ,
which in itself promises to "present
formidable legal problems , but he will
also take with him all evidence neces
sary to establish the losses suffered by
United States citizens in Cuba from
the continuance of the war , with much
other data in support of the sugges
tion of this government that it can
scarcely continue to countenance a
prolongation of present conditions.
Upon the answer returned by the
Spanish government to these repre
sentations by General Woodford will
depend the course to be followed by
the United States.
Before leaving for Madrid General
Woodford will hold several confer
ences with Special Commissioner Cal
An Ex-Congressman ami Once Prominent
Missouri Politician.
St. Joseph , Mo. , June fcl. Ex-Con
gressman Nicholas Ford , who for
twenty years was a prominent mer
chant of this city , and at one time a
national figure as a Greenbacker , and
who also ran for governor on that
ticket , died last night at the home of
his daughter , Mrs. E. A. McDonald , at
Miltonvale , Kan.
Mr. Ford was elected to Congress in
the famous "shoo-fly * ' campaign. He
served only one term , being succeeded
by James M. Burnes. In 1884 Mr.
Ford ran for governor against Mar-
maduke. He was the regular Repub
lican nominee and was indorsed by the
Greenbackcrs and one or two minor
organizations. He received 207,939
votes , against 218.8S5 for Marmaduke.
The President Makes a Number of Im
portant Diplomatic Nominations.
Washington , June 21. The - President
dent to-day sent the following nomi
nations to the Senate : Charles L.
Cook of Pennsylvania , to be consul
general at Dresden , Saxony ; George
F. Lincoln of Connecticut , consul at
Antwerp , Belgium ; Walter Schumann
of New York , consul at Mayencc , Ger
many ; Charles E. Turner of Connecti
cut , consul general at Ottawa , Can
ada ; Hector DeCastro of New York ,
consul general at Rome , Italy ; Hilary
S. Brunet of Pennsylvania , consul at
St. Etiennc , France ; Addison Davis
James , marshal of the district of Ken
tucky. *
Mrs. Kurtz of Peoria Saves Herself and
Child on a Trestle Under a Train.
Peoria , 111 , June 21. A train of
cars was pushed into a large crowd of
people who were standing on the
trestles of the Peoria Terminal rail
road watching men drag the river for
the body of William Mittendorf , who
had been drowned. Nancy Berry ,
aged 17 years , was run over and fa
tally hurt.
Mrs. Lizzie Kurtz , wife of a carpen
ter , lay face downward on the trestle
and held her babe between the ties
while the entire train oassed over her.
She was rescued from her perilous po
sition in safety just in time , for she
was about to drop her babe to the
water below.
Went Collecting With a Gun.
Weir City , Kan. , June 21. Thurs
day night G. W. Rosark , a miner liv
ing near Kansas and Texas shaft No.
47 , came to town and got drunk , leav
ing without paying John Poteau , the
jointkeepea. Yesterday afternoon Po
teau rode to Roark's house and asked
Charlie Roark to call his father out.
He refused to do so. Roark heard
them and came out , when Poteau shot
three times from his horse , fatally
wounding him in the stomach. Poteau
then snapped his pistol three times at
the boy , and escapee
Wall Paper Dealers May Unite.
New York , June 21. A convention
of wall paper dealers will be held at
Niagara Falls , N. Y. , on June 29. An
effort will be made to form the entire
retail vail paper trade of the United
States and Canada into one association.
It is also proposed that the retail
dealers form an international organ
Many European Fishermen I.o t-
Antwerp , June 21. Seven Belgian
fishing boats have been lost , with all
their crews , and twenty fishing boats
have been lost off Scheviningen , on
the Dutch coast.
In the pocket of Superintendent
Morrison , who was recently killed at
Cygnet , Ohio , in a nitro-glycerine ex
plosion , there was found a silver dollar
lar in the , face of which a ten-cent
piece had been embedded by the force
of the explosion. On the other side of
the dollar is the plain imprint of the
opposite side of another dollar
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Jud e Baker Has no Doubt About the
Sulllclency of the Information A
Knockout Mow to the Defense
How It was accepted by
Mr. Hartley.
The Motion Overruled.
In the Hartley trial at Omaha , coun
sel consumed much time in making
arguments on the motion for a dis
missal of the case. The motion was
overruled by the court and the defense
was ordered to proceed. As soon as
arguments were completed Judge
Baker passed upon the motion. He
said there was no question in his mind
about the sufficiency of the informa
tion ; the question was , does the proof
support the allegations and is a credit
in a bank money ? If a bank credit is
money , that settled the whole ques
tion. The judge said that of the mil
lions of dollars on deposit in banks
only a very small proportion was in
actual cash. The business of the
country was done by means of checks
and drafts , and in many cases not a
cent of actual money passed , but no
one could say that no money was in
volved. The state treasurer could not
say that because he embezzled the
checks and drafts sent in by the. vari
ous counties that he did not embezzle
money. The court said that the de
posit in the Omaha National was not
a loan , as spoken of by Judge Post in
the Hill case. The bank did not bor
row the money , it simply said it would
safely keep the money and pay it over
on demand. The state depository law
provided that the state treasurer must
deposit the money in a bank. When
he did so the money lost its identity ,
but the treasurer still had control over
it , and when he turned his office over
to another he was supposed to have the
same money.
"When Hartley drew the check in
payment of the warrant I am satisfied
he did not convert the check , " said
Judge Baker. "If the check had been
presented and had not been paid then
it would not have been embezzlement.
When he drew the check he author
ized Millard to take from the public
money that amount of money. When
the money was paid to Millard it was
the state ' s money to be disposed of as
he disposed of it by placing it to the
credit of another bank. If Bartley
had had the money in a vault and had
said to Millard , 'Here , take this money
out of tnis vault and do thus and so
with it , ' it would have been the state ' s
money that he was disposing of , but
Bartley took another method and the
transaction was by means of a check.
The check was an order authorizing
the payee to take the money for him
and such transaction makes the whole
transaction Bartley ' s act. The case
might have been pleaded differently ,
but I think the information is suffi
cient and the motion is overruled. "
This termination of % he matter was
a knockout blow to the defense. The
attorneys had placed great reliance
on the conviction that the court would
uphold them in their contention
against the sufficiency of the informa
tion and the decision of the court
caused a falling of countenances on
the side of the table occupied by the
defendant and his attorneys.
Bartley , during the trial , says the
Omaha Bee , has preserved a calm and
unruffled exterior except when a smile
would pass ever his. face at some bright
point made by his attorneys , but after
the ruling of the court on this motion
his face showed signs of mental strain ,
and the ruddy , healthy hue which has
suffused his cheeks heretofore , was re
placed by a pallor which betrayed
his anxiety.
While the betrayal of feeling on the
part of Bartley 's counsel was less ap
parent in their faces than in his case ,
the manner in which the introduction
of proof commenced by the defence
showed that the blow had been a se
vere one.
Weekly Crop Bulletiu.
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The past week has been about 2 per
cent cooler than usual in the western
counties and about 2 per cent warmer
than usual in the eastern counties ; the
average for the state as a whole has
been about normal.
The rainfall has been below normal
in the northern and eastern counties
and above normal in the greater part
of the central counties and the south
ern counties west of Pawnee.
The past week has been the best
growing week of this season. Small
grain in parts of the eastern portion of
the state has suffered slightly from
lack of rain , but generally grain is in
excellent condition. Rye is beginning
to ripen and the harvest will soon be
gin. Winter wheat is in full head and
promises a full crop in the south-cen
tral counties. Corn has made good
growth but is still very backward.
Some little replanting is still being
done. Even with the replanting that
has been done the stand of corn is still
generally poor. The alfalfa harvest
has been delayed and some damage
done to the crops by the heavy rains.
Cherries and strawberries are ripe
and are generally an excellent crop.
Apples are blighted considerably and
the indications now seem to be that
the crop will be below the average.
The New University Building- .
The state board of regents of the
University of Nebraska was in session
last week inspecting plans for the new
engineering building , for which the
legislature appropriated 830,000. The
decision was reached by accepting the
plans of P. W. Grant & Co. of Beatrice.
The other firms to present plans were :
C. F. Beindorff & Co. , Omaha ; Irvine &
Co. , Omaha ; J. Tyler & Son , Lincoln ;
G. W. Schaeffer , Lincoln ; C. C. Ritten-
house , Hastings , and Henry L. Page &
Co. Chicago.
Last week the product of the Raven
aa creamery was 9,930 pounds.
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Annexation Declared Not Desired by
Xatlva.l American * Blamed.
Wasiiin a ton , Juno 1. In an inter
view , ex-Quccn Liliuokalunl said of
the proposed treaty between the
United States and Hawaii : "Fifteen
hundred people arc giving away ray
country. The people of my country
do not want to be annexed to the
United States. Nor do the people of
the United States want annexation. It
is the .work of l.f.OO people , mostly
Americans , who have settled in Ha
waii. Of this number those who arc not
native born Americans are of Ameri
can parentage. None of my people
waut the island annexed. The popu
lation of the islands is 100,000. Of
this number 40,000 are native Ha-
waiians. The rest ure Americans ,
Germans , Portuguese , Japanese , Chi
nese , English and a small proportion
from other countries. The 1,500
Americans who are responsible for
what was done to-day are running the
affairs of the islands. There is no
provision made in this treaty for me.
In the Harrison treaty I was allowed
S20.000 a year , but that treaty never
wen tin to effect. I have never received
ono dollar from the United States.
No one looked after my interests in
the preparation of this treaty. Yet
my people , who form so largo a part
of the population of the islands ,
would want justice done me. "
Illinois Desperadoes Betrayed by a Com
rade One mortally Wouddod.
St. Louis , Mo. , June 18. An at
tempt was made late last night by
three men to hold up a Baltimore &
Ohio Southwestern passenger train
near Selma , 111. , sixty-five miles east
of here , but the attempt failed , one of
the would-be robbers having informed
the sheriff , who , with a posse of six
men , went to the scene and found the
track piled high with timbers which
the desperadoes had placed at a tres
At the appearance of the posse the
gang scattered and most of them es
caped , though fired on by the sheriff
and his officers. One of the robbers
Abe Tweed , a paroled convict was
shot and captured , and is now dying
in jail at Salem , where he was taken.
Thomas Schumaker , another ex-con
vict , was arrested later.
It is said that the train which left
St Louis last night carried more than
3100,000 in the express car. The train
men are confident that , if the engine
had run into a pile of ties , it , with
several cars , would have been derailed
and thrown down an embankment ,
entailing a creat loss of life.
Thousands Cheer for Their monarch
Victoria In Firat-CIa - Health.
Windsor , England , June 18. Queen
Victoria arrived here from Balmoral
at 9 o ' clock. Thousands of people
lined the route from the railroad sta
tion to the castle. Her Majesty looked
the picture of health and repeatedly
bowed to the cheering of her subjects.
It is denied that she is nearly blind
from cataract.
As to the queen's general health ,
evidence of its being perfectly satis
factory for a woman of her age is fur
nished in the fact that it was at first
arranged that on returning to the
palace on Jubilee day , Juno 22 , the
order of the procession woul be re
versed in order to enable Her Majesty
to return at the earliest possible mo
ment , but she has now decided to keep
in the same place along the whole
route , thus involving another half
hour of fatigue in the streets.
Bavarian Developer of the "Water Cure
Passes Away at Wocrluhofcii.
Muxicit , June 18. The Rev. Father
Kneipp , known for his water cure ,
who had been sick for some time , died
at Woerishofen last night
Father Kneipp treated many dis
tinguished patients , including the
Emperor of Austria , the Archduke
Joseph of Austria , the Archduke Au-
gustin of Austria , several members of
the Rothschild family and the pope.
One of the latest patients was ex-Gov
ernor Altgeld of Illinois. It is esti
mated that about 30,000 people were
treated last year by the priest and his
A Kneippverein was founded in New
York and one in Chicago. An Ameri
can company was organized a few
weeks ago and purchased a tract of
land near New York , which is to be
made a second Woerishofen.
A 75-Year-OId Duelllit.
Paris , June li. General Rebillot ,
who is 75 years of age , fought a duel
with swords yesterday afternoon with
M. Camille de St. Croix , the author of
an article on the part taken by the
general in the coup d'etat of December
2 , 1891. General Rebillot was wounded
above the eve.
Places for Three > iet > raskam.
Washington , June 18. The Prcsi *
dent sent the following nominations
to the Senate to-day : Jacob R Houtz ,
to be collector of internal revenue for
the district of Nebraska ; Charles F.
Nester of Nebraska , to be Indian inspector
specter ; Clarence L Chaffee of Ne
braska , to bs member of the Missouri
river commission.
Convicted of Assault.
GAP.XKTT , Kan. , June 18. George H.
Thomas was to-day convicted of as
saulting Gertrude Baird. The trial
lasted two days , but the jury took only
one ballot. Thomas was a "high-
toned" ' jointist of this city , and last
fall betrayed Miss Baird under prom
ise of marriage. He attempted a crim
inal operation , which resulted in her
death December 28 last Thomas fled
to Isquah , Wash. , where he was ap
prehended January 1. The case at
tracted much attention on account of
the many sad features. The charge of
murder was dismissed.
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Cohstaxa , Texas , Juno ID. Suit ? J
was filed in the dintrlct court yester- j ( m
day by the attorneys for the Cart- ( dm
wright heirs to recover land and prop-
ortv in East Corwlcnrro , roughly csti- . h
mated to bo worth 000,000. On it are | M
many people and a half dozen llow /t-M
ing wells. f fl
linked the Pope' Dread. ' V
Notiik Damk , Ind. , Juno 19. Brother-
Bartholomew of the Order of the Holy
Cross , who , for seventeen years baked f '
all of the bread that was broken oa.
the table of Popu Pius IX , died here- ,
yesterday morninc nt 1:30 o'clock.
Kdltor ami Former United Stntca HI In-
Idler PinKc * A way.
Tp.ov , N. Y. , Juno 10. John M. /
Francis , senior proprietor and editor-
in-chief of the Troy Times , died at his-
home here.
John Morgan Francis was born at. '
Pittsburgh , N. Y. , March 0. 1SU3. He- i
was the youngest but ono of thirteen
children and was early thrown on. /
the world. After serving an ap
prenticeship in a printing oflioo- 1
lie became an editorial writer on the j
Palmyra Sentinel. He was next con,1
nected with the Rochester Advertiseri J
and in 181(5 ( became editor and part. m
proprietor of the Troy Northern Bud- M
get. Ho was a strong free soil Demo- m
cuit , and earned repute by his vigorous - /
ous policy. In 1851 he left the Budget. ' i
and started the Troy Times , with- J
which ho was connected up to his ' M
death. V M
When the Republican party was or- ?
ganizud Tslv. Francis joined it , and in. 1
May , 1871 , he was made minister to- |
Greece by President Grant. On the- 4
expicition of his term ho made a tour- *
of the world. President Garfield had
him slated for the Belgian missionbut- ,
on his assassination President Arthur j
hiMit Mr. Francis as minister to 1'ortu- * J
gal. After holding that post for twe 1
years he was made minister to Austria.
The President Advised That the Senate. * J
Will Not Take Prompt Action.
Chicago , June 19. A special to the M
Timcs-IIerald from Washington says :
"It appears to be well settled that no |
effort will be made by the President tAte
to secure authority for the appoint- Jfl
ment of n currency commission at this |
session of congress. Until within a H
week or so the President had believed iH
such a measure might be passed in the 1
closing days of congress , while the I
two houses were in conference on the 1
tariff bill. But the President is now J
advised by the Republican leaders in M
the Senate that it would be useless to - fl
present this question. The silver sen- ' -B
ators. it is said , have decided to oppose fl
any such measure , and they could
easily bring about considerable delay. fl
Unless some change comes in the situation - H
ation the President will be compelled , H
reluctantly , to permit this important W
matter to go over to next winter. "
So Chance for Immediate Annexation H
of Hawaii. ' B
Wasiuxgtox , ' June 19. Opposition- r V
to the Hawaiian annexation project fl
has broken out much more violently S
than was anticipated by the administration - * J
tration , and the treaty will be roughly \
handled when it comes up in the Senate - m
ate for ratification. Whether this opposition - M
sition will be able to muster sufficient 1
strength in that body to defeat ratification - M
fication is a speculative problem. It |
looks now as though the annexation JH
party might not be able to command .
the necessary two-thirds vote. .
In any event , it is now taken for fl
granted that favorable action at this M
special session , either in the form of fl
treaty ratification or legislation sustaining 9
taining the administration plans , will
be impossible. A
Preacher Killed by a Mow of the FUfc. / fl
Emkt , Ind. Ter. , June 19. The Rev. / jB
J. T. Evans of the Baptist church and / 9
Klisha Bradburn went to a field to arfl
range a crop contract and settle a fl
financial difficulty in regard to it.fl
They engaged in a quarrel and Brad- 9
burn struck Evans on the neck with 9
his fist , knocking him down. The- 9
preacher died in a few moments and. 9
Bradburn fled. 9
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McKinley Coming West. ' f t
Chicago , June VJ. President McKinley - / M
Kinley and his cabinet will come to 9
Chicago to take part in the unveiling 9
of the John A. Logan statue in the 9
Lake Front park. The President will |
review a procession of veterans on . 9
the day that promises to be one of jH
the bisrsest in recent years. |
Quotations From New York. Chicago. St. 9
I.ouis , Omaha and Ktscnliere. H
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Butter Choice fancy i-ountry. . 10 65 12 H
E5 I-'resh 5 < J $ * . } M
burinThickens Peril. 13 5 14 H
Hen- > Perth 5xAr'
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Honey Choice , peril ) is < & 15 B
Onions , per bu 123 © ISO- , fl
ISeaiib fianripicked Navy 1 00 & 1 ID H
Potatoes Ne 7 , per hu 1 03 Q4 1 Zi |
Oransch. purbox ; j 2 > < & 3 75 jfl
Hay Upland , per ton 4 50 < & 5 00 fl |
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Hess Heavy weight * : j 10 < & : i 15 flj
Beef Steers 3 25 < & i 45 f fl |
Bulls 2-JO © 4 30 ' fli
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