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, V. AT. KIMMELL , , I nuII licr.
K A firebug has ben operating at Ir-
| vington.
K Work lias been commenced on tht
B new United Brethren church at Butlc ; . '
H Stromsburg's business men propose
H to have the town lighted by electricity.
K Litchfield and Loup City are going
H to be eonoctcd by telephone before
B very long .
B The slot machine and gambling de-
BBS vices of Edgar were ordered fto cease
B operations.
B ) A .smooth set of traveling agents h
B J going about the state selling groceries
Bj J to the farmers.
B A proposition for the establishment
B of u caning factory is now agitating
BBS the population of Blaine county .
fl Capt. Sigsbce of the Maine has a
B cousin in Nebraska. His name is An-
Bn son Giles and his home is at Genoa.
j Thomas Kinter , of Dubois , was chop-
BBC ping wood when a stick flew up and
struck him in the eye , destroying its.
BBS The Fairmont Creamery company Is
BBJ making arrangements to put in sep-
BBj arators at Bower , Steele City and Alex-
BJ andria.
BBJ The pure food congress now in ses-
BBJ sion at Washington has decided tc
M : hold a meeting in Omaha the coming
BBJ. summer.
Hi The resignation of Major Willoughby
H- B- Smith , assistant adjutant general oi
. "t " e First brigade at Fairbury , has
BBJ ; been accepted.
' The new bridge spanning the Ne-
Hj xnaha south of Humboldt has been com-
H : pleted , all but the approaches , and
BBJ' ' they will be finished before long.
B York wants a new opera house and
BBJ u movement has beieni set .on foot
BBJ whereby the citizens of that city ex-
fli 1'ect ' to have one in the near future.
Hj Several hundred lots in Randolph ,
Hj Cedar county , were recently sold on
BBJj foreclosure made by the Pacific Town-
BBS site company against H. S. Fisher and
BBS others of Randolph.
Hj Asuccessful operation was par-
BBS formed at Bancroft upon the person
BBS of C. G. Peterson for apendicitis , and.
BJ although the patient is quite weak , it
BJ is thought he stands a good prospect
BJ of recovery.
BBJ The Clarks Co-operative Creamery
BBJ company , with a capital of $7,000 , has
BJ incorporated and will at once com-
BJ mence work upon its creamery plant
BJ which it expects to have in operation
BJ on of before May 1 of this year.
BBJ The S-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
BJ Robert Erwin of Tecumseh had the
BJ misfortune to have one of his eyes put
BJ out. He was at play with a younger
BJ brother when the eye was in some waj
BJ knocked out with a stick.
H The last statements published bv
BJ Fremont national and savings banks
show that they all have more cash on
I hand than at any time before. The to
tal deposits in the six banks is a trifle
_ _ less than a million dollars , $376,225.10.
Hl TIle large barn of Frank Eis , a Bo-
BJ hemian farmer living five miles south
BJ of Humboldt , was destroyed by fire ,
BJ and a lot of hay and grain burned !
H The loss is $1,000 , partly covered by
BJ insurance. The origin of the fire is
BJ unknown.
H A 13-year-old son of Samuel Cham-
BJ hers , a prominent farmer living six
BJ miles south of West Point , was out
BJ hunting with a neighbor boy of about
BJ liis own age , when by some means his
BJ gun was discharged , inflicting wounds
BJ which caused his death.
H Hans Christensen , who is supposed
BJ to have been demented , was run over
BJ and killed by a Missouri Pacific freight
BBJ train near Walton in Lancaster coun-
BJ ty. The man was on the track , and ,
BJ according to the story , made no at-
BJ tempt to get out of the way
H While driving to the school she was
BJ "teaching near Quick , Frontier cotnty
BJ Miss Wilson , of Frontier county , was
BJ thrown from the cart in which s ' ae
BJ -vas riding with a small boy and wrs
BJ dragged for a mile or more , sustain 'ng
H Injuries that resulted in her death.
BBJ Eli Johnson , a farmer living a few
BBJ miles west of Fairbury , had a prelinf-
BBJ inary trial on the charge of bastard }
BBJ preferred by Miss Ada Flagle. He was
BBJ bound over to the next term \of dis-
BBJ trict court in the sum of $700 , which
BBJ he gavle. Johnson is a married man.
" " * "
H ' Hayes Center dispatch : J. M. Gil-
BJ Jtho expert accountant , filed his
BBJ annual report. He found Y. F.
BBJ Hudson , county treasurer , $291. -
BJ 50 more short , making him short $513. -
Bj 70 , besides the amount that the sta f
BBJ examiner found him short , which was
BBJ $96 , making the total shortage of Hud-
BBj son $609.70. The amount that Mr.
BBj Gilchrist found short in the count ?
BBj records was : Treasurer. $1,939.41 ;
BB ] clerk. $481.92 ; total , $2,419.33. Mr. Gil-
BBj Christ's salary amounted to about $400
H Phillip Sinner , a son of Phillip Sin-
H ner , Sr. , residing west of Harvard twe
H miles , was killed by freight train No
H SO , on the Burlington & Missouri rail-
H road , at Harvard. The train hac
H stopped at the water tank , and thf
BB young man. with his brother , was
H -walking on the track. As they cam ?
H up to the train it started , and thej
B stepped aside. It is supposed the boj
H stepped on top of a pile of cinders
B and fell under the train. Pie had onr
B hand cut off and both legs broken. Ht
B died in a short time.
B Miss Gertie O'Sullivan. daughter o'
B the veteran editor of the West Poini
B Progress , has been appointed stenog-
B rapher and bookkeeper at the Norfolk
B hospital for the insane.
M The hope that the masked robbers
B -who held up the station agent a ?
M Johnstown had been captured has reM -
M suited in disappointment and the par-
m ties arrested have beoa released. Mr
M Garner , superintended t of the Ameri
M can Express , is in Johnstown , and hi :
| theory is that one of the.parties whi
H is wanted is Burnett , the horse thief
H -who was liberated ft 'om the Yal'ntim
J l- I
Bafl - ' " " ' w Hiinwiiiimii
Want * to Out OCT the Day of Retribution
for mi At thut Svciiih J'aMteiH-d Upon
lcr Without n Oouht I'IikIIiirh of th
Hoard of Inquiry to he Dclarod Tins
KiianUh Diver * Iolnr but I.lttlo Work.
Want More Time.
HAVANA ( Via Key West ) , March 14.
( New York World Cablegram ) The
United States naval court of inuuiry
upon the cause of the destruction-
the Maine will force a demand by
Spain for an international investiga
tion , and from the delicacy of its own
position the American court must fa
vor it officially as welcoming an exam
ination of its own finings.
The maoS or testimony sworn to be
fore it has been all one way. One by
one the hypotheses from conservative
members to a oossible inside initial
cause of explosion have been absolute
ly refuted by the labors of intelligent
naval divers and the proofs of their
findings have been reasoned out graph
ically and clearly by expert construct
ors , also of the navy. There seems to
be no possibility of misconstruing their
report if it is not modified in obedience
to hints from Washington. If that re
port comes out in full without modifi
cation , any foreign investigation must
decide that the men of our navy are
honest and whether men of our navy
are honest and capable.
The principal Spanish cry from now
on will be "time , give us time. " just
as it has been their war cry for three
dragging years of uselessly destructive
Cuban revolution , and they look to our
Navy department for certain compli
ance. The Spanish divers' reports ver
ify the announcement that the Maine's
ram has been found much out of line.
Although th * > ir superiors' report , which
is prepard already , shows the contrary ,
the men themselves frankly admit that
the Maine's ram is pointing : off to the
loft of the direction In which t.ho , ' ri-
tact rear portion of the sh.p points.
They indorse th st.i.pn-eot ! that the
Maine practically was blown in two j
and thus confirm the fact that the
snip was demolished by a tremendous
explosive force from the outside.
The Spanish divers worked late Fri
day night about the protruding bottom
tom plates where the bow ought to be.
The day before they reported finding
the Maine's ram on the port side point
ing away from the wreck. Friday
they "thought" they found the bow in
tact ram and ail in is ; proper rela
tive position. Their float is now with
in thirteen yards of the sunken ram
and they may be further examining it.
The Spanish officers' official sketch of
divers' operations Friday shows the
ram in its proper position exactly
contrary to the reports of their own
employes. Our naval experts think
the ram lies as cabled , but that it is
possible that Spanish divers have mis
taken a portion of the upper part of
the boat for the heavy ram. It has
about the same slope and' as stated ,
probably was blown off the starboard
from the solid steel of the ram. This
would place it in about the proper rel
ative position.
I report findings of the Spanish div
ers according to what they really are ,
and not what their officers renort. Tt
is but just , however , to state that they
really think today that the Maine's
bow is intact and in line. But tonight
they mav discover their error. Much
depends on the real position of the
ram. If it is in line with the intact
portion of the wreck the theory of ex
terior explosion , of course , would not
ho disproved nor really weakened , but
if it is found out of line any small boy
could know that something must have
hit the Maine on the port side and
smashed in two ways from the shock.
The Spanish divers now at work are
not naval men but the more experi
enced hands of the local harbor com
mission , who operate r ° euiarlv in th ° so
foul , obscure waters. They soon found
the forward turret in the mud under
the wrecking tug Merritt. where it was
hurled away to starboard on the night
of the exolosion. They admit that its
ton is intact. This forever does av/av
with the theory that the big magazine
exploded , for the turrets sat directly
over the powder and had that exrdod1
ed its comparatively thin top would
have gone sky high.
The Spanish inquiry board exn * > r s
to take more than a month to finish
its investiVation of the wreck. Their
men work about one a day , and not
hard then , but the American court of
inquiry has all the evidence if needs.
The position of the ram was the key
stone to the arch of evifienc which
frames the flaming words "Mine or
torpedo. "
A < 5 to Spain's Tpp"rf.
MADRID , March 14. El. Imparcia !
says : "The government i < ? momentarily -
ily exnecting to receive the report of
the Snanish commission which It is
understood will maintain rh"t thi
Ma.ine explosion w.s interr.il. Although -
though the American commission may
give another explanation , the mvern-
ment will energetically uphold the
Spanish report. "
The vipw h ° id in official circles is
that Spnin will n f nrnvnlcp wnr. he-
cause if it dK it will find itself SsclW-d ,
hut if America gives the provocation
Snain wil ? not bo alone in the strugi
gle. The general opinion i < ? that in
ev nt of war Snain will not v ed to
attick American territory. Ir will
suffice to nursue a war of nrivatosring.
As American rnm nerc" is oven-foUl
greater thrn ; Spain's. Ar" ° riean interests -
ests , would su'fpr most. wp.r would be
r-adness. benefitting npither nation.
! " " ' ? oed sense therefore counsels
Spii-jtp ThN V/opk.
WASHINGTON , March 14. There J
is no prepared program fo the senate - '
ate for the present week. If Senator ]
Bacon is prepared to speak on the *
Hawaiian annexation treaty , it will be
taken up promptly as indeed it will be j
if any senator is prepared to go on 5
with the debate. It is not expected , r
however , th.t there will be much t
further discussion of this subject in \
executive session , and it is the object c
of Senator Davis to move to lay Sen
ator Bacon's plebescite amendment
upon the table. t
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No Doubt us to tin ; .Manner of tlio Dc *
kruction of tin ; "Maine.
NEW YORK , March 14. The Army
and Navy Register , in its last issue
says :
The Register is in possession of in
formation , the correctness of which
it has no reason to question , that cer
tain evidence gathered by the court
of inquiry at H , * ivana has come in a
semi-official form to the president
from two prominent members of the
board. The information has been in
the hands of the president since Sun
day and has served for the occasion
of unusual activity during the pres
ent week.
The information is that the Maine
was destroyed by a government sub
marine mine , planted in Havana har
bor and deliberately exploded. More
than this , it appears the Maine was
purposely moored in the vicinity of
the mine , and that the explosion oc
curred at the moment when the ship
had been opportunely carried by the
wind and tide directly over the mine.
These facts have been hinted at an.l
written .about in dispatches from Ha
vana , Madrid and Washington , and
from the varied statements made the
actual conditions have been touched
upon , but nothing authoritative has
been permitted to escape from the
court. That body is understood to
have completed its work , but nothing
is likely to be officially promulgated
in regard to its findings for a week
or more. There are . obvious reasons
for such action , the objects of which
cannot be defeated by independent
newspaper statements.
There can be but one outcome of
such a report , and preparations for
the inevitable result are being indus
triously and indefatigably prosecuted.
The work of the week , related in de
tail elsewhere in this issue , shows
that the government at Washington
appreciates the situation , and will be
ready to meet what has now ceased to
be a mere emergency.
Homesteader Gets tin : Land.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Secre
tary Bliss has rendered a decision of
considerable interest in the case of Ol
son against Traverse , from the Des
Moines , la. , land district. The land in
controversy was orisinally within the
grant to a railroad company which
subsequently forfeited its charter. Ol
son contracted to buy from the railway
company , and when the latter lost its
land he claimed the right to purchase
under the law of March 3 , 1S77. After
the forfeiture , and when the laud was
opened to settlement , Traverse made
a homestead entry and the secretary
decides the case in his favor and he
will be permitted to perfect his claim.
Taking supplies for whalers.
SAN FRANCISCO , Marcli 14. The
whaling steamer Karluk sails for
Point Barrow tomorrow. Capt. Mc
Gregor is taking extra supplies , as he
thinks he will reach the imprisoned
whalers in time to be of great assist
ance. The Karluk is also taking up
supplies for the steamers Orca , Jessie
H. Freeman , Belvidere. Jennie and
Newport , the schooner Rosario and
bark Wanderer. Capt. McGregor ex
pects to find all the men of the fleet
well and the vessels that wintered at
Herschel island safe.
Orejron ( o 1 > p Sent Southward.
WASHINGTON. March 14. In mak
ing preparations for the possibilities
of the future , the navy department
has by no means overlooked the strat
egic defense of the Pacific coast. To
guard properly this most important
seaboard it has been found necessary
to send an advance guard some dis-
trance down the SouthernPacificocean.
The battleship Oregon , the sister of the
Indiana , and one of the most powerful
vessels of the navy , has been selected
for this work. Secretary Long today
telegraphed cdprs to its commander
to leave San Francisco and cruise
down the southern coast. The vessel
will renort from time to time by cable
to the navy department and receive
such instructions as changes in con
ditions ! may warrant. At present it
is taking on ammunition , about fifty
tons in all , which was unloaded at the
powder station when the ship went
north test fall to have bilge keels put
in ' place at the Bremerterton naval
station. ! As soon as this work is done
the 1 Oregon is expected to sail south
The Court IJusy.
HAVANA , March 14. The court of
inquiry did a god deal of work yester
day , examining Ensign Powelson 2nd
such . divers of the wrecking company
as [ have been investigating the wreck.
It is said that these divers have been
released from further work of this
kind and instructed to pursue their
• fbors under the wrecking contract.
The court will have the services of
naval divers as heretofore , and if
necessary can call again upon the
civilian ! divers. It is thought that
th-j court will close its labors here
! during the present week and will
nrpoably re-examine rom ? of the sur
vivors ] of the Maine at Key West.
This rumor , however , is not officially
verified , the members of the court in
sisting ! that they can nx no date for
th > conclusion of the sessions or
their departure from Havana. ,
Everything indicates that the dis
tribution , of the relief stores sent
from the United States will go forward
hereafter ] more speedily and effectively
nttaining i better results than ever
before. ]
Protect . cainst the Zttartln Vcrdiet.
NEW YORK , March 34. At the Cen
tral Labor Union meeting today a
strong i protest in the form of resolu
tions wa ? entered against the ac
quittal < of Sheriff Martin and his dep
uties : by the jury at Yvriikesbarre , Pa. .
and against the court proceedings.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Consul
General Lee communicates to the de
partment of state information from the
passport bureau in Havana to the ef
fect that no chances will be made af
fecting passports beyond holding the
passports presented for twenty-four
hours before delivery. Although Amer
icans are allowed to land without the
m ssports , no one can leave port or ob
tain a passage ticket by an outgoing
vessel without presenting a passport
duly vised by the government.
Ex-President Cleveland will address
the Iroquois club , Chicago. April 23.
Presented to the Trehlilont In tlio Pres
ence of a Numlier of DiHtln iiIslii-d
People An I > .vliaiiK f < JreetiiiK
: \Iost Cordial by the ? .tliilster and the
Xutloii'H Chief Kxeentlvc.
Spain's > mv Minister lteeelved.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Senor
Luis Polo y Bernabe , the new Spanish
misister who succeeds Senor de Lome
as the representative of Spain here ,
Avas formally presented to President
McKinlcy Saturday. About 10:30 : the
minister , accompanied by Mr. du Bosc ,
the charge d'affaires , the two secre
taries cf the legation and the war and
naval secretaries , attired in full court
dress , and resplendent in gold lace ,
called at the state department , where
they were received by Secretary Sher
man , who soon after escorted the party
to the White Hcuse. The reception took
place in the blue parlor , it presented
a very beautiful appearance , the deco
rations , which had been arranged for
the dinner to the Belgian prince last
night being allowed to remain. The
introductions to the president were by
Secretary Sherman. The exchange of
greetings was most cordial and occu
pied about twenty minutes. In addi
tion to the president and the Snanish
minister those present were Former
Vice-President Morton and Col. Bing
ham , the military attache to r • -
dent. The ceremony was such as is
u 5ual on such occasions and passed off
without incident.
The Spanish minister , being pre
sented , said :
"Mr. President : I have the honor
to present to your excellency the credential -
dontial letters which accredit me in
the canacity of envoy extraordinary
and minister nleninotentiary from his
majesty , the king of Snain. in the
United States. The principal effort of
my honorable mission is to endeavor
so far as possible to maintain and
draw closer our two countries in mest
friendly relations. In order to main
tain this , much in harmony with my
personal feelings , I am read" to omit
no favor whatsoevpr on my part and
do not doubt I shall succeed , and hone
I shall be fortunate in getting the be
nevolence of your excellency and your
co-operation. Tn obedience to the sop-
cial charge of her majesty , the queen
regent. I have the bono1' to exrcress
to your excellency the wishes of my
august sovereign for your personal
hunniness and for the people of the
Uni'ed States. "
Tbp president renlied :
"Mr. Minister- - > m hnnnv to re-
" vmir hands the royal letters
whereby her majesty , the queen re
pent , in the name of the king of
Snrin. accredits you in the canacity
of his majesty's envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary in the
United States.
"It is very gratifying to me to re
ceive the assurances you have just
made of your mirnosn to pndeavor to
maintain and draw closer in all possi
ble ways the most friendly relations
between the two countries and in re
sponse I assure you that my own ef
forts and those of this pjovernment
will no less earnestly be directed to-
wavd the same hiirh end.
"You come hither. Mr. M'nistpr. with
the prestige of a distinguished name ,
borne by your honored father , whose
services in promoting p-ood will bo-
hetween Snain and the United Stato-
hnvp nlreadv passed into the domni-i
of hictory. To this yon add the Quali
fication of a personal arnuaintance
with this country and its neonle. de
rive' ! from your previous official so
journ at this capitol. so that you hav >
a double ti'o to our confidence and
svmnatbv. I offer you my personal
good wishes , and I would have you
convey to her maiestv. hp queen re-
r ° nt. irtv sincere apnreciation of hc-r
majesty's ; friendly greeting and mv
own desire tint ii"Tiiriecc : m.ov ljo her
--tion. and that Spain and the Span
ish people mav eniov the blessings of
peace and prosperity. "
Xo TSrhiliori to Spanish Cri < sl .
WASHINGTON March 14. Sir Jul
ian Pauncefote , the British ambassa
dor , expressed himself as much sur
prised at the reports that his recent
visit to the White House and State de
partment had some reference to the
Spanish situait' . The ambassador
reiterates what Judge Day has already
stated , that the calls had no reference
in any way to Spanish affairs. For
some days General Gasogine , com
mander of the military forces of Can
ada , has been in Washington as the
guest of the ambassador , who accom
panied him on a round of official calls.
This and the negotiations which have
been in. progress for some time toward
a reciprocity treaty with the British
and West Indies has given the occa
sion for the reports , which were cl's-
missed in the most positive manner
as entirely unwarranted. There has
been no move of any character on the
part of the British government in con
nection with thi- Spanish crisis , at
least so far as the British embassy is
• vai er"K TSrealc Xot Confirmed.
LONDON , March 14. The Madrid
correspondent of the Times says the
statement of the Berlin correspondent
of La Correspondent de Espana.
that Emperor William at a private
dinner last week declared that "so
! eng as William II is the Ger
man emperor the United States shall
not possess themselves of Cuba. " is
not confirmed.
Reindeer Reach the Coast.
SEATTLE , March 14. The govern
ment reindeep expedition which will
go into the interior of Alaska from
Pyramid harbor will leave here to
morrow on the bark Seminole in tow
of the tug Rescue. Barnesor. and Chil-
koot have agreed to deliver 311 rein
deer , forty Laplanders and about 100
tons of supplies at Pyramid harbor
for ? G,500. The deer left behind will
go from here about March 20 by steam
er to Prince William sound. The Lap
lander women and children and such
men as are not soing to Alaska will
be sent to Old Fort Townsend.
Passengers on the steamer Islander ,
which reached Victoria from Skagway ,
confirm the report that the Canadian
flag has been raised at Summit Lake ,
also that the Canadians will establish
a custom house at Crater Lake. Mar
tial law has been declared at Skag-
uay , and the United States troops who
went up on the Queen are enforcing
the law.
The pope on the 4th received in sep-
tarato audience each member of the
diplomatic corps accredited to the holy
see who called to congratulate his
holiness upon the twenty-first year of
his pontificate. Afterwards there was
a commemorative mass in the Sistine
chapel. There was an immense con
gregation present and his holiness
was warmly acclaimed.
Frank Bochder of Cleveland inform
ed the police that he and a woman he |
called Mrs. Stabe had agreed to die
together. She took carbolic acid , he
took morphine. They retired after
having turned on the gas. Then ha
said his nerve failed him and he fled.
The officers went to the place indi
cated and found the woman dead.
Bochder was locked up.
News has been received from
Brown's Park , Utah , of the killing of
V. S. Hey , a well known stockgrower ,
by outlaws. Several men , including
Hey , while endeavoring to capture
Pat Johnson , who killed Farmer
Strange a few days ago , encountered
the desperadoes , who opened fire , kill
ing IToy instantly. One of the gang
named Bennett was captured and the
others are surrounded in the moun
tains with little prospect of escape.
The steamship Maria Richmars. on
her maiden voyage from Bremen ,
February 10 , for Baltimore , with 1C0
steerage passengers and a general car
go , was toward into this port today by
the steamship Alpha , with a tail end
shaft broken. The disabled boat has
an extra shaft on board and will go in
to dock at once in order to effect re
pairs. The Maria Richmars' passen
gers , who are all bound for the west
ern part of the United States , will stay
here till the steamer is repaired.
C. S. Edwards of Chicago , who for
a number of days past has been doing
100 miles daily on the conduit road ,
has broken all previous records for
consecutive centuries. Mr. Edwards
intends to continue breaking the record
until ho has established a record of
his own that will stand for many
years. On the 4th he completed his
sixty-second century this year. The
best previous record was held by Jack
Knowles , who rode sixty-one consecu
tive "hundreds. "
The Dreyfus case at Paris had a
fresh victim in an artist whose head
has been literally turned by excitement
and who jumped out of a high window
under the delusion that Jrajor Ester-
hazy and the police were coming to
arrest him. Ever since the beginning
of the Zola trial this hapless individual
has made himself conspicuous by the
extreme violence with which he dis
cussed the proceeding at the assizes.
He never tired of defending Ester-
hazy. Upon one occasion he narrowly
escaped being arrested for creating a
disturbance in the street. As Zola's
trial neared the conclusion the artist
grew worse , and finally so identified
himself with the troubles of Esterhazy
that he came to confusn his own iden
tity with his hero's. He thought he
was Esterhazy. and that everybody
around him was conspiring to bring
about his downfall.
E. R. Knapp of Boston. Mass. . who
arrived at Seattle from Skagway. au-
thorv.es the statement that the Cana
dian authorities raised the British flag
on the summit of White pass on Sat
urday. February 2C. This has hereto
fore been considered American terri
tory. Mr. Knapp's authority for the
statement is the foreman of the num
ber Transportation company. He re
ported the affair to Mr. Knapp , who
is connected with the company , just
before the latter left Skagway. In ref
erence to the report that martial law-
had been proclaimed at Skagway , Mr.
Knapp said that when he left no such
action had been taken , neither was it
anticipated. Mr. Knapp also said that
the reports of deaths at Taiya. Skag
way and on the trails , had been very
much exaggerated. He had made a
personal examination and ascertained
that since November there had been
nineteen deaths at Skagway and thir
teen at Tailya. This is not at all
large , considering the population at
the two places.
Quotations From New York , Chieajo , st ,
IiOiiis Omaha and Elsewhere.
Butter Creamery separator. . . CO ( a 22
Rultc-r Choice fancy country. . 14 < 3 > ii (
Estrs Fresh 10 < & 10' $
Clik-lcens I'er lb f @ 7
Turkcys.nei-lb S © in
Duclc rper lb 7 ( "f h
neese Perrb 7 G > s
Lemons Choice Mcsinas 2 7.1 Q 3 2. >
Honev Choice , per lb 1Ci it
Onloiis per bn 1 10 fa 1 2. >
Cranberries. .ler-evs per bbi 7 0 : fa 7 - >
He.tas IlandpSekcd Navy 1 < Tj 1 : i0
Potatoes per bn : " > 0 < & . " >
Oranges I'er box 2 75 C ? ? 25
Apples Winter stock , per bbl . ' 5 00 fa9 :
FT.tv Upland rer ton 4 5) fa 5 .V )
Wheat ! ' • r Ui. fa 100
Corn Per bn " 0 fa : ' , l
Oat. Perbu " 25 >
. > fa . $
Ho ? ! > Choice lisht 3 S2 faZ-C
llojrs Heavy wei lits - ' ' • 75 fa i 1.5
Heef steers 3 " 0 Q ! ftp
liulls sro fatv : *
Htas 3 00 fa ' . , ' 40
Calves * * " • " • © • > ' ' 0
Western Feeders S j'O ' 4 .K
Cows 3 25 fa ' . ' , .1(1 (
Heifers 2 50 @ 3 fu
Ptoekcrs and Feeders 50 fa 4 75
Pliecp Western Lambs 5 00 fa 5 2
Sheep Mixed western 3 00 fa i O
Wheat No.2spiIng' 03 © r5
Corn perbu -J fa 2-1 ;
Oats per bu 2' fa jjjl ;
Harlev Xo. 2 : 4 < [ ft .0
KycN' ' o.2 4'l.O ! SO
Timothy seed Prime per uu. . 2 1'5 fa 3 i
Pork I" 4' ) @ ! ( l c.
Lard per ICO lbs ' . 10 ( & 5 l :
Cattle choice beef steers 4 3) fa 5 u
Cattle Ptockers and feeders. . . 3 30 fa 4 40 |
Hosts Mixed I 10 ft [ r
tfheep Native Lambs 4 50 fa 5 : > ;
Wheat No. 2 , red. Winter 1 0 ] fa 1 r. ; = j •
Corn No. 2 u * fa l > 'i '
Oat' No.2 31 fa 31U I
Fork 10 75 fa 11 . > ! j
Lard 5 47 fa 5 50 j
Wheat No. 2 , spring f fa &y.
Corn No.2 2.1 fa 2Ji
Oats No 2 2 ! fa 2 ; = , '
HopsMIxeft 30 fa 4 00
Plieep Mutt on • > Itl'O G 4 40
Cattle Stocuets and 'oeders. . . 3 75 far2
1 I
Mtmnm. .mlA , . ' * mL3ituMuaiMimjiiiiJiAjjummtJBmam _ > s . (
To TIuho Coming to AliiJWca or fir. |
Klondike Cold Flcldrt. J il
One thing should bo impressed uporr 1 II
every miner , prospector or trader com- J }
ing to Alaska , to the Klondike , or the • '
Yukon country , arid that is the neccs-
ity for providing an adequate and J
proper food supply. Whether procured : ,
in the States , in the Dominion , or at .
the supply stores here or further on , .
this nnist be his primary concern. Upon - <
on the manner in which the miner has : ) > ) M
observed or neglected this precaution 1
other one thing. ,
more than upon any
will his success or failure depend. J
These supplies must be healthful and" , m
but the most m
should bo concentrated ,
careful attention in the selection oT
foods that will keep unimpaired indcil- m
nitcly under all the condition which m
they will have to encounter is im-
perative. For instance , as bread raised : H
with baking powder must be relied upon - '
on for the chief part of every meaU H
imagine the helplessness of a miner JM
with a can of spoiled baking powder- H
Buy only the very best flour ; it is tho- '
cheapest in the end. Experience has ? t
shown the Royal Baking Powder to M
be the most reliable and the trading '
companies now uniformly supply this. , M
brand , as others will not keep in this- | H
climate. Be sure that the bacon is * j M
sweet , sound and thoroughly cured. -.H
These are the absolute necessities upon- H
which all must place a chief reliance , . H
and can under no circumstances be M
neglected. They may , of course , bo- I M
supplemented by as many comforts or , M
delicacies as the prospevtor may bo- , M
able to pack or desire to pay for. 1 M
From the Alaska Mining Journal. I M
A book of receipts for all kinds or M
cookery , which is specially valuable for < H
use upon the trail or in the camp , i * J M
published by the Royal Baking Pow- 4 H
der company , of New York. The re- j H
ceipts are thoroughly practical , and tho- < H
methods are carefully explained , so- H
that the inexperienced may , with its- j H
aid , readily prepare everything requisite - > H
site for a good , wholesome meal , or H
3ven dainties if he has the necessary { H
materials. The matter is in compact ' H
though durable form , the whole book M
weighing but two ounces. Under a > . H
special arrangement , this book will bo- H
sent free to miners or others who may , M
desire it. We would recommend that , ' M
every one going to the Klondike procure - M
cure a copy. Address the Royal Bale- 1 ( H
ing Powder Co. , New York. M
Witty Answer of an IrfciitaanVie > i H
"Never Argued wit ! : a I.ady. " H
The minstrels of Ireland are not all' M
gone from the highways and byways * H
of Erin , says an exchange. The mourn- j H
ful harp and plaintive pipe may have- . |
given way to the breezy banjo a-ad' H
crooning violin , but the songs whiclu 1 H
these accompany are the sonss of Ire ' 1
land still. Down by the rotten Clad- j H
dagh wharves of old Galway town T M
came upon a rapt audience , says a * M
well-known traveler , enthralled by the- j H
dulcet notes of Tim Bronnan , the "wan- J H
dering minstrel of Tipperary" one of * * H
the sweetest singers I ever heard and' ' |
one who would have ber-n great were- M
j it not for his love of "the cinder in- ' M
it , " as they aptly tr > rm the west of"H
Ireland mountain dew. I had seen Tim ? ' t M
many times I > 2fore in Ireland. Our j H
trampings had brought us into the- I • H
same relations of artist and responsive- ' H
auditor so many times that as he tip- ! \ j H
ped me a comforting wink of recognition - ' H
tion I noticed that his violin had been. H
replaced by the temporary , though < H ' H
ample musical makeshift of a banjo. if H
wrought from the head of an ancient . ' H
Irish churn. In the pause following- H
his ballad I felt emboldened to toss. ' ' j H
him back his wink , with the query : ' H
"And , Tim , why didn "t you bring the- 1 H
churn with its head ? " "Faith yer honor - } H
or , " he replied , in a flash and with a- . I H
winsome smile , holding the churn- H
head banjo aloft so all could see , "faith- H
I never argue wid a lady an' , yer- H
honor , a bould Irish woman stud at. ' j H
the other ind ! " H
• . * . 1 H
X. AV. Ayr A : Son. H
N. W. Ayer & Son , the successful * ' H
newspaper and magazine advertising : H
agency of Philadelphia , have issued an- 1' H
announcement stating that Albert G- ' H
Bradford and Jarvis A. Wood were admitted - H
mitted to partnership in the firm January - ' H
uary 1. The new members are not beginners - < H
ginners in the advertising business. j H
They have been connected with N. W > H
Ayer & Son for years and have worker ? ( H
their way to the top by careful attention - * H
tion to business and painstaking work j H
for the firm and its patrons. In connection - ' H
nection with the new partnership H
announcement -
nouncement , N. W. Ayer & Son review H
the history of the firm. From an biin _ 1 I H
ble beginning in 1S6S , when the busi- H
j ; ness of the first year amounted to but H
j j $15,000 , the concern has jumped slowly- H
but safely until its annual business : H
> I amounts to over $1,500,000 a sum that. H
represents a daily payment to newspapers - |
pers and magazine publishers of $5,000. |
Chicago Times-Herald. M
AstonNhin - . * H
Mother And what do you think o * " ' 1
my daughter's French , Count ? • M
Count Eet ees ze most astonishing ; * 'j |
French I haf evaire heard. Tit-Bits H
( M
Beauty may be only skin deep , but if ) |
the plump girl gets tha most tandenv ' |
The pawnbroker who takes the most 1
interest in his business has the least f i |
principle. * • * M
Out of sight is sever out of mind |
with true lovers , who turn the H
gas ;
very low. < * - |
London has CCO.000 houses. Paris. |
ha. 90.000 houses. New York has 1151 ' M
(100 ( houses. ' H
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