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THE HERALD. BY BLANK BLANK. WES8INGTON SPBINGS, DAKOTA SI. SO l'er Year If in Advum. TERMS—sjoo If not In Advance. ALL ABOUT DAKOTA. CAPITAL AND STATEHOOD hTILL THE PROMINENT ISSUES. A Gqcm on the Vote—Forest City In tlie Race—Death of Mm. Mathcvt at rook ing*—A Correction Concerning Exemp tion*—Profitable Sheep Farming—Other News. Will This Be the Tote? The Watertown guessersent to the Min neapolis Tribune the following estimate of the probable vote of South Dakota among the various candidates for temporary capi tal: For Chamberlain—Brule and Charles Mix counties, giving a total of 3,007 votes. For Huron—Beadle, Hand and Sanborn counties, !)..'i8C. For Madison—Lake, Miner and Moody counties. 4.2HI. For Mitchell—Aurora Hanson, Davison and Hutchinson counties, 6.224. For Pierre—Hughes, Buffalo, Hyde, Sully. Butte. Custer, Fall River, Law rence and Pennington, 11,956. For Redlield—Spink, Faulk and Potter, 5,858. For Sioux Falls—Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner and McCook, 12,08(1. For Watertown— Codington, Clark. Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin. Brookings. Kings bury. Marshal and Roberts. 15.024. Scattering for other towns, 1,859. Total vote of the state. (!',1.015. This seems to indicate that the capital question in South Dakota, like the tariff isBue in 1880, is largely a local issue. Forest City as the Capital. By way of a Washington dispatch the following contribution is made to the cap ital contest literature: Capt. J. J. S. Hassler. ex-appointment clerk of the in terior department, is in this [Washington] city for a few days. He has just returned from a visit to Forest City, S. D., where he inaugurated the company which is to do BO much toward building up that town. The latest scheme of the company is to place the capital of the newly admitted state of South Dakota at Forrest City. The town stands ready to furnish the ground and erect buildings to the value of $100,000 and present to the 6tate if the lo cation is made there. Huron is much ex ercised over this activity, and Pierre has already sent a delegation to Forest City to ascertain just how active a canvass For rest City will make. Capt. Hassler ex tended his trip from Chicago, where came to order rails for the final stretch of the Watertown and Forrest City road between Gettysburg and the Missouri river. Death of Mrs. MntliewR, The wife of Delegate Mathews died at her home in Brookings on the 23d. In company with her husband she had bilt recently arrived home from Washington, and it was known that her end was near. While in Chicago it was feared she would not live to reach home, but her great de eire in this direction appeared to give her strength for the journey. The body was embalmed and taken to her old home in West Union, Iowa, for burial. The sym pathy of the whole territory goes with Mr. Mathews on His sad mission. Correcting an Error. [Sioux Falls Press.] A number of newspapers in this terri tory are giving the farmers assurances similar to those contained in the fol lowing extract from the Jamestown Alert: Many farmers are probably not aware that a law is in existence under which a quarter section of land can be exempted from taxation, by plowing a thirty-three foot fire break completely around it, and keeping the same free from weeds, grass or other combustible substances from the 15th of September to the 10th of May each year. The statute which is thus misconstrued is section 2,401 of the compiled laws. The error consists in the construction that it iexempts the whole 1 GO acres, it exempts only "amount of land contained in such fire guard"—thirty-three feet wide and a mile long—four acres, instead of 160. Thi6 erroneous construction is a re minder of the affidavit of the settler who, in swearing to cultivation of his pre-emp tion claim, stated that he had plowed "about" five acres—the fact being that he had run a single furrow around, or "about" that area. Profit in Sheep. The experience of J. E. Colton, of Ta opi township, says the Sioux Falls Press, substantiates the claims which the Press has made for years, that Dakota is es pecially fitted tor sheep culture. Mr. Col ton has just disposed of 353 head at a net profit of $1,500 merely for mutton, not taking into account an average of probably two fleeces per head, ranging from seven to ten pounds each, which sold at from 15 to 20 cents per pound. The wool from the sheep has averaged sixteen pounds per head, making a total of about 5,600 lbs., which at 17 cents per pound amounted to nearly $1,000, Thus the wool and the mutton will net him $2,50o. Clioscn by Gov. Mellette. Recent and additional official appoint ments bp Gov. Mellette are as follows: Superintendent-of public instruction Leonard A. Rose, of Fargo. Assistant superintendents of public in struction—C. M. Young, of Bon Homme county Albert T. Free, Lawrence county. Adjutant general—James S. Huston, of Spink county. Public examiners—South Dakota, H. E. Blanchard, of Davison county North Da kota, John A. Percival, of Ramsey county. Attorney general—Johnson Nickeus, of fitutsman county. Trustees for the penniteutiarv of Da kota—Gus 15line. Sioux Falls Bov Wil liams, Sioux Falls O. S. Pender. Hanson county B. S. Williams, Yankton Frank Ferguson, Lincoln countv. Trustees for Dakota school for deaf mutes at sioux Falls—John F. Norton, Minnehaha county Frank a Dirkee, Miner county J. H. Patten, Miner county Frank M. Steere, Clark county J. E." Colton, Minnehaha county. Railroad commissioners—Jud LaMoure, of Pembina John H. King, of Rapid City, and Mayor Rice, of Huron. Delayed Surveys Now to Be Made. Four contracts for surveying public lands in Dakota have just been let by Maris Taylor, surveyor general of Dakota. The contracts were awarded as follows: To Alley Brothers, of Webster, for run ning sub-divisional lines in Lawrence Pi county to Carl Gundenon, of Fall River, sub-divis'onal lines in Fall River county to M, J. Austin, of Vermillion, to run township lines north in the Black Hills country to Charles H. Bates, ol Yankton, for sub-divisional lines in the Mouse river country in North Dakota. Each sub-di vision embraces eight townships. A late ruling by the department gives preference for surveys to localities where settlement has been made on unsurveyed government land. In some counties are settlers who have occupied and improved their tracts for a number of years, but have been un able to perfect entry because of the failure on the part of the government to survey the lands. Delay has been occasioned be cause of a lack of funds to pay for the work. The last congress, however, appro priated $200,000 for surveys, the above contracts will be paid for out of the small amount tjiat falls to Dakota. That Yankton Asylum Toucher. The results of the mandamus proceed ings against Territorial Auditor McMani ma, in the matter of the VanKton hospital vouchers, has resulted in favor of the claimants. Judge Rose directs the auditor to draw his, warrant in favor of the First National bank, of Canton, for $7,871.68— the amount remaining in the territorial treasury to the credit of the building fund of the Yankton insane hospital. The court held that a majority of the board had the power to act, and that the discretionary power to audit the account was taken from the auditor and vested in the board. The amount claimed was $8,059.48, but ttfere wasn't that much left in the fund, and so the court directed a warrant to is sue for the amount in the treasury. A Look Ahead. We are aware, says the Pioneer Preae editorial correspondent, there is noth that ing in the omnibus bill providing for the United States paying each of the new states 5 per cent, of all receipts from land sales in each of them. The matter was discussed by Messrs. Gifford, Pettigrew, Moody, Mathews, Shannon and other Da kotans while the bill was in preparation, and it was deemed best not to mention it in that measure. Three millions of dollars to one state would be a too rapid reduction of the surplus. It will come up in the form of a bill just as soon as these four states have thirteen voteB in congress to plump in for it. ANew Court House for Minnehaha County. The Minnehaha county commissioners, after a session lasting three days, during which the entire ground was fully gone over, accepted plans for the new court house at Sioux Falls, which is to cost $80,000. Six architects offered plans and several of them were fine designs which showed up the building to great advan tage. W. A. Dow, of Sioux Falls, how ever, was the only architect who submit ted detailed estimate as to the cost of th« different parts of the work, including the cost of the cut stone. In his plans the commissioners were able to see just what could be done for the specified sums, and his plans were therefore accepted over those of several outside architects. An other thing in Dow's favor was the fact that he was the designer of nearly all the public buildings which have been put up in South Dakota, and his work alwayt comes within the estimate. This IB a point of great importance. Poetry Fitting the Present Time. Whittier wrote this stanza thirty-five years ago, when Minnesota was a territory, and because of her then wonderfully rapid growth. But it fits South Dakota to-day: The rudiments ol empire here Are plastic yet and warm The oh&os of a mighty world Just rounding into form. Another stanza of Whittier's "Going Ahead" fits a quartet of capital candidates: Behind the scared squaw'a birch canoe The Rteauier smokes and raves And city lots are staked for sale Above old indian graves. Minor Dakota Mention. Rapid City wants a narrow gauge line to the tin mines. —It will be a genuine Fourth of July in Dakota this year. —A bond of $8,000 is required of the postmaster at Madison. —There are more than 300,000 farms in Dakota of 160 acres each. —The Farmers' alliance has 500 mem bers in the Hills country. —Deadwood Methodists will not mak church announcements in Sunday papers. —Douglas county will vote on the county seat question on the 14th of May. —Cyrus W. Hitchcock has received the appointment as postmaster at Custer City. —Kingsbury county on the 14th of May will vote on the question of purchasing a poor farm. —Prof. Lowrv is putting out a vineyard of 6,000 choice vines on his addition to South Centerville. —The Presbyterians at Aberdeen ex pect to let the contract for a new church building next month. —The Yankton Insurance company it the heaviest loser in the vicinity of Olivet by the recent prairie fires. —The new board of trustees of the Da kota penitentiary* at Sioux Falls have taken charge of the institution. —Jennie Leora, a child of Fort Pierre, Dak., died a horrible death from being bitten five times by a rattlesnake. —The Mt. Vernon Gazette, still in its reduced form, wants to know "What is the matter with Mt. Vernon having an artesian well?" —Britton has let the contract for 1,500 feet of water mains on Main street. The power will be furnished from the city's ex cellent artisian well. —The first territorial convention of the Y. M. C. A. for South Dakota will be held at Mitchell on the 31st day of May. and continue in session until June 2d. —Treasurer Bailey has deposited the territorial funds with the Atlas National bank, of Chicago, and will hereafter pay all warrants in Chicago exchange. —The Fargo Republican says the report that a Cass county prohibitionist refused to ride on a^Pullman car unless they put the "porter" off, lacks'confirmation. —The Minnehaha county alliance has erected a warehouse 24x24 feet, two stories high, in Sioux Falls. It will be bead quarters for such machinery as the organ ization desires to handle for the benefit of its members. Both the United States and territorial prisons at Sioux Falls lost an inmate on the 22nd. through expiration of time. In the case of the former institution the hap py man was John Harrison of Yankton, who had been 6ent up for six months for selling liquor without license. The man who obtained freedom from the territorial wing was F. C. Bennett, who was 6en tenced from Hughes county to five years' imprisonment for concealing a crime, and served four years. He was connect*d in some manner with the of a man named Small. THE AMERICAN HOG. AT HOME HE KILL HIM ABROAD THEY WILL XOKE OF HIM. Italy .loins the H'nr Against American Pork Western slaughter Record— Ttllow Ferer in Floriiia—Liberal Pension Ruling—Fatal Fleet ion Quarrel—Other Xews from Ererij irherr. LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. The agricultural department makes public a dispatch from the Uni'ed States minister at Home, in which he says he has been unable to obtain the removal of the restrictions against American pork, al though Italy is now admitting pork from other countries. The minister adds: "The Italian government as well as many other European governments, seems to have ac cepted the strange theory that the intro duction of American meats and breadstuff* in competition with the articles iof food produced at homo is a calamity to the European producer, and that this Aalnmity is in direct proportion to the cheapness of the article offered. Whether Europeans would also regard it as a calamfty if we provided them with food entirely |reo of charge I will not undertake to say. —The Cincinnati Price Current ol April 26th says: Western packing returns for the week show a moderate increasein the marketing of hogs, the total packing being 105.000. against 140,000 the proceeding1Week. For the corresponding time last year the total was 1C5.000. Since March 1st the ag gregate is 1,389,000, against 1,155.0001 year ago. an increase of 225,000. 1889. Chicago Kansas City Omaha. St. Louis Indianapolis Cincinnati Milwaukee Cleveland Sioux City.. —Surgeon General Hamilton, of the ma rine hospital service, has been informed by the president of the board of hetlth of Sanford, Fla.. that a case of yellow fever existed in that city. Dr, Hamilton says every precaution has beet taken to pre vent the spread of the disease, and no danger is apprehended. —War veterans entitled to commutation for the loss of their limbs )y disease or in jury, are now filing their jlaims with the pension department in vast numbers. No tice is given that all sucl claims ean be settled by letter to the surgeon general of the army without incurring any expense to claimant. —At Brickley's Mills, Va. an election on the liquor license questioi was occasion for trouble. Three men were mortally wounded and two seriowly hurt. Re volvers. —The Connecticut house ias voted to re cede from its former vote aid concur with the senate in submitting tc the people a prohibition amendment. —Andrew W. Bogart. real estate dealer. New York, committed suicid) on the 25th by shooting himself through tie head. Ill ness and financial losses an thought to have been the causes. —Information has been reciived at New York that William Riley FoAer, jr., is in 1888. 435,000 233.000 123,000 IOS.OOO 52.000 45.000 54,000 36.000 190.000 190.000 131,000 72,000 !3.00o 40,000 48.000 23,000 31,000 C8.000 Mexico, whence he cannot be extradited. Foster fled on September 27th latat. after defrauding the gratuity fund of $1B,000 by moans of fictitious mortgages. Hi father has since paid $70,000. the amoun which would have gone to his eon under lis will. Foster's property at Bavport will nfike up S30.000 to $10.GOO more of the short: —It is estimated that fully 15,000 are now in Guthrie and more than the territory of Oklahoma all told. people 1,000 in MATTERS IN Tflti WESt —The miracle meeting of Mrs. lauline King, the Springfield, 111., colored Toman who fasted forty days, wns held a\ Oak ridge park on Sunday, the 21st. Sh had advertised that she would turn wat into wine. A large crowd was present. After much singinR Mrs. King prayed lor and earnestly. The water, however, renfoined plain water. Mrs. King said she wqs not discouraged. She knew the Lord could do it, but she declared tbe meeting a failure. —Ventura. Cal.. was the scene of an at tempt at daylight bank robbery on the 23d. A man named McCarthy, who was recently discharged from the county hospital, en tered Collin* & Son's bank while Cashier Collins was cone to lunch, leaving'Jack Morrison alone. McCarthy complained that his poverty anil desperation had driven him to think of suicide. Ho laid a package on the counter which he said was dyna mite. und then drew a six shooter and de manded $30,000. Morrison dodgod behind the counter and ran out of the tack door. The robber then seized a tray containing about $4,030 and walked into the street. The thief had a horse hitched near the bank and was making for that when the sneriff, who happened to be near, seizea a sliogun and the robber surrendered. The money was recovered. —A Washington dispatch of Anril 22nd says: The president has appointed the following commission to negotiate with the Sioux Indians in Dakota: Gen. Crook. United States army Charles Foster, of Ohio, and William Warner, of Kansas City. Irving Miller, of Chicago, was appointed secretary and disbursing officer of the com mission. The commisaion will meet in this city for consultation with the secre tary of the interior May 6th and will at that time receive their final instructions from that official. The duty of the commission, as authorized by the act of congress, is to treat with the Sioux Indians in Dakota for the cession to the United States of por tion of their reservation. A suit is about to be begun in the name the state of Illinois against Miss Frances E. Willard, Mrs. Caroline Buell and Miss Esther I1ugh. in which the legality of their seizure of the National Temperance hospi •.al last January will be inquired into. The National Temperance Hospital association was organized in 1884. under a charter which vests the management of the corpo rate interests entirely in the board of trus tees of the association. The object of the hospital was to demonstrate that aloohol was not needed in medicine. It has aroused much interest among temperance women, and especially the W. C. T. U., and some contributions have lately been made by the local unions throughout the country. The trustees say that using these dona tions as a pretext. Miss Willard. Mrs. Buell and Miss Pugh, on January 1,1889. took 1S11S pi possession of the hospital, money, mail and all the business of the hospital associ ation, ousting the board of trustees com pletely. DOINGS IN THE EAST. —A special from Tiffin. O., reports that durintr a heavy thunder storm on the 19th a shower of snails fell, covering the ground. In Cleveland at midnight the same night the sidewalks in certain sections were cov ered with snails. —Massachusetts on the 22nd voted upon the adoption of a prohibitory amendment, the proposition being defeated by from 40.000 to 50,000 votes. —Friday, the 19th, at Pittsburg. Pennsyl vania. was the hottest day of the year, the mercury reaching 82 degrees. Two men were overcome by the heat. —Murat Halstead, of the Cincinnati Com mercial Gazette, Is supposed to be near death's door. His wife and four children in Europe and sons in Baltimore and New York have been summoned home. Mr Halstead Is suffering with acute rheuma tism. which, it is feared, will rcach the heart. —The United States consul at Havre in forms the state department that from and after May 1 a duty of 60 cents per hundred pounds net will be levied on all importa tions into France of lard mixed with cotton seed oil, irrespective of the percentage of such mixture, and thit all lard'imported from the United States will be subject to governmental examination. —Mr. Whitelaw Reid. having taken office abroad under the government, retires from the editorship of the New York Tribune. It is understood that the management of the paper will be left for the present in the hands of Mr. Donald Nicholson and staff, who have been long connected with it. —Steamship Missouri with 375 people from wrecked steamer Danmark arrived at. the American Line company's dock at Philadelphia on the evening of April 22nd. All of the Denmark's passengers looked hearty and bright and showed no no signs of the hardships which they must have nec essarily endured. The balance of the steamer's people. 340 In number, were land ed at St. Michaels on April 10th. No one was lost. Briefly told the story of the missing Danmark is this: Apiil 5th the Missouri sighted the vessel in a disabled condition, the shaft being broken. An effort to tow the Danmark to land failed, and as the Danmark was leaking badly it was found necessary to transfer passen gers and crew to the Missouri. This was accomplished without accident, in spite of a heavy swell. Lack of provisions necessi tated an early landing. St. Michaels being the nearest port, the Missouri made to that point. Forty-two sailors and all of the passen gers left at the Azores by Missouri reached Lisbon on the steamship Acor. Mr. Raben. the flrBt officer, who is among them, re ports that April 4th the Danmark'e shaft was broken. The Danmark was about 800 miles from Newfoundland when the acci dent happened. Some say that the engines broke down. Engineer Kaas was found dead in the engine room after the accident. The death of the Danmark's engineer was due to the bursting of an engine pipe. The engineer was killed on the spot and the ship was badly damaged, in consequence of this damage, togethor with the breaking of the shaft, the vessel was helpless in the heavy sea that prevailed. —Ex-Postmaster Henry G. Pearson, of New York city, died at 4:20 on the morning of April 20tli.Ex-Postmaster General James brought the news of Pearson's death to the postoflflce early that morning, and then en tered upon the duties of liis son-in-law in accordance with the action recently taken by Pearson's lion'dsmen delegating the powers of the office to him. His first ac was to send a telegram to Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker 'apprising him of the death. Pearson's death was from hemorrh age caused by cancer of the stomach. He was 45 years old. His death occurred on the thirteenth anniversary of his wed ding. He leaves a widow, but no children. —Mayor Grant, of New York, has sent a letter to Mr. Smith, commissioner of pub lic works, conveying additional orders with respect to overhead electric wires. He says: "You are hereby directed to re move forthwith from Broadway, beginning at Park Place, all poles and wires of the telegraph and telephone companies to Fourteenth street and from Fourteenth street to Fifteenth street, all poles and wires, except the poles and wires of the fire department." This settles the question' as to whether the wires will go under ground or not, for it is plain to be seen that Mayor Grant means business. —At Buffalo, N. Y., on the 23d, Mrs. Scroggs. relict of the late Gen. Scroggs, was married to George Albert Stitt. The bride is 65 years of ago and is the posses sor of a largo foriune, and doesn't look to be over 50. The groom is 22. He is a fine looking young fellow. Mrs. Scroggs first met him at that store, and both say it was a case of lovo at ibst sight. —There has been a weli-deflncd report in New York within the past iv or two that Maggie Mitchell and her former husband. Hank Paddock, are to join hands again. Doubtless the children set in motion the idea of reconciliation. It is probable that a motion will shortly be made to va cate the decree of divorce recently granted in New Jersey and that tho mot on will be unopposed. —William Rogers, whom Gov. Luce has just pardoned from the penitentiary at Ionia. Mich., after spending eight years on the charge of murder, has been found to be innocent. When convicted had a wife and a bov 1 year Id. For a time his wife remained true, aud an occasional word came from the little boy. Finally she changed, a divorce was asked and secured A pair of shoes convicted him of a crime of which he was peifectly innocent and igno rant. —The Washington centennial committee at New York is not finding its path all (low er strewn. Among the anoyances is ibis peculiar one: Gen. Washington's relatives are turning up thick and fast all over the country and claiming that they have been left out of the committee's official list of kin. The committee's mail aln.o -t daily contains letters from a score or more. —The New Jersey court of pardons has just granted a pardon to Joseph C. Steward, colored, who has been in state prison for twenty-nine years, having, when a lad, murdered a piaymate in Gloucester county. —One of the large iron tanks at the Stan dard refinery, at Lima, Ohio, exploded on the 20th. and scattered o!l in every direc tion. The tank nad 40.000 barrels of dto- tilled oil in it at the time. The loss wiU ., reach $40,000. distilled oil being worth SI a barrel, and the tanks which were ruined were worth $3,000 or $4,000. No one was '"^The Canistota Glass works at Bowling Green, Ohio, burned on the 19th. The en tire plant was valued at $50,000. and owned by Canistota. N. Y.. capitalists. The plant was shipping an average of four car loads of window glass per day. One hundred and twenty-five boys are thrown out of employment. The works will be rebuilt. —Tho Cumberland Valley railroad com pany has just completed at its shops at Chambersburg. Pa., a movable elec tric light station of wonderful illumi nating power and novelty in railroading. It is intended to furnish light for wrecking purposes. In the car are two dynamos, one of twenty-flvo lights, the other of fif teen lights, b.ith of 2,000-candle power, to gether with engine power to operate them. In the car are also folding beds, closets, and all conveniences for operating the plant. —The president on the 19th made the following appointments: Solon W. Stock ing. of Onondaga, N. Y.. examiner in chief of the patent office Ralph W. Wheelock, of Mitchell. Dak., receiver of public moneys at Michel!. Dak. Joban J. Miles, of West Branch. Iowa, agent for Indians of Osage agency in Indian territory James G. Han chet. of Frankfort, Ky.. special agent to make allotment of lands in severalty to In dians, act of congress approved February. 1887. _________ FOREIGN EVENTS. —Gen. Boulanger has decided to leave Belgium. He goes to London. This deci sion is due to the warning given him by the government that if he did not leave the country he would be expelled. —From Austria come tne most gloomy tidings of the failing health and mental weakness of the empress. She spends all her time nursing a doll which she supposes is her dead son. —A Ber in cable of tho 20th says: Her bert Bismarck has prepared a statement for the Samoan conference as it basis for discussion. It has been submitted to and approved by Sir Edward Malet, the Brit ish ambassador, who was in all probabil ity consulted while it was being drafted. If the American commissioner accepts the statement tho conference ought not to last more than a week. Germany concedes the principle of non-interference in Samoa, and the natives are to be left free to choose as their ruler either Malietoa, Tnmasese or Mataafa. No claims for compensation for German subjects are mentioned in the statement, and practically the work of the conference is limited to defining explicitly the powers of consuls in regulating trade and shipping, the boundaries of any rights over Pago Pago and other vitualling sta tions, and the formation of a tribunal for the protection and trial of foreigners. The foreign office regards Bismarck's censure of Consul Knappe and his declaration that Germany does not desire to meddle with the internal affairs of Samoa, combined with the proposals to be placed before the Samoan conference, furnishes ample proof that Germany earnestly wishes to concil iate the American government. —The French Canadian papers agree that the volume of emigration from Quebec to the United States this year promises to ex ceed that of any previous year in the his tory of the province. One paper says that it will reach 100.000 another that i* may exceed 80,000. Mr. Mercier. premier of Quebec, expresses the belief that by 1891 there will be not less than 1.000.C00 French Canadians in the United States. He places the French Canadian population of Quebec in 1891 at 1.240.0U0 and the French Canadian population of the o'.her Canadian provinces at 288.000, so that for every fifieen French Canadians in Canada there will be ten In the United States. —There was serious rioting in Vienna on the 21st, arising out of the strike of the tram car drivers. Workmen in sympathy with the strikers blocked the streets and overcame the police. A force of cavalry had to be called out to quell the disorder Many persons were injured and a large number arrested. The majority of the car men of the city are on a strike. The mili tary and police charged the crowds with swords. Many of tho rioters received bloody wounds and about one hundred were arrested. The mob replied by throw ing stones. —Notice is given in the Canadian house of commons of a motion by Sir John Thompson, minister of justice, to place Mr. Weldon's extradition bill on the govern ment orders. The bill in question is to en able tho government to volunteer the return of refugees from justice to countries with which Canada does not happen to have an extradition treaty. The sting of it lies in the fact that it is retroactive. Seeing that the government has taken hold of the measure it looks as if there was a determi nation in high quarters to push it through American boodlere, with whom certain Canadi citie* are quite thicklv populated, are trembling in their shoes. MARKET QUOTATIONS* sioux CITY. Cattle—Price* unchanged. Quotatlora Can ners, •l.OUdl.SO bulls, #1.00® 1.75 stockers *2.05»!i.8 comfed cows, *2.!M««.60: !'''ug®400 ,at BteerB* feeders. *'2-95®3-50'' veal calves, Hogs-Very little change. Figures arei Light ana mixed, $4.40(^4.02}^ heavy, 4.46^ 4.57 Butter—Quotations are unchanged. Best creamery, best dairy, 13@.15c fresh roll, i#Ci Eggs—No change fresh, candled, BSLlOe. Poultry—Live turkeys, 8@10c chickens, live 2.50RS.00per loz., live per pound, 6@5'/ic Hides-Green. 4c cured, ims^c fliut. 5® 8c dry suited, -l&ec green pelts, ifc®sSl 10 each dry pelts, 106,14c. CHICAGO. Cattle—Prices are a trifle weaker. Quota tions COWB oua bulls, 41.75(3315 stack V:«der9' $"4U®3 e° bee™6 and steers* Hogs—About as last week light, nwtM. heavy, S4.60&4.871-.. ovuoes.uo, *S^ToVV08ternS"' corn-,e1' W.firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, Produce-Wheat, casn, 83!j*c Julv 79Vn Corn, cash, 34c .iuly. 3:^c. Oats, cash $i'm '. 16 ,inioth'. flax Beed,' Provisions—Pork, cash, $11.80 July, ail 97* Lard, cash, 90.85 I July, 97.00. Buttir-Cream ery, 16^240 dairy. 143i.lc. Eggs, 10®l0"^ NEW YORK. Produce—Wheat, No. 2 8 4 N IS?' 7?" ,Co,rn'JNowestern, 43c. Oats, tailed 29 .,a33c ProvisiouB-Egg. western, 18^7®c THE SUNDAY SClid AN INTERESTING AND IxSTt LESSON CONSIDERED Reflections of an Elevating CL Wholesome Food for ThouM,.'*'3' inK the Scriptural Lessons Int.T.ff and Profitably. lelua The lesson for Sunday, M,.„ I found in Mark 13 24-37. 7 J' ttij INTRODUCTORY "Watch" is the key-word' to thi., What does it mean? Looking 4- lfl face alert, straining the eye fnr form. That in part. But there is else in the watching our Savior en°®l best reccive his Lord when "hJ fi, come. This is the true "Watch for me," says the mo*h» threshold. One child sulks and the hours, watching the hands of or gazing up the long road for a familiar figure. The other bot .i self to the wonted tasks and t0 s' mother wishes to have done. Whi truly found watching when th? n...1 turns? In all things wo 8cm th« I too much and our lives too little V, Robertson wrote among his p,',.' 1845, "To get over the adulterous-^,.I1 habit of seeking a Sign. I want a" from heaven to tell me a thiue whereas a little experience of it* '""I'll r„s enough to prove that God is against it justly, walk humbly, have faith watching. WHAT THE LESSON- SAYS chl In those days. Dr. W. N. Clark to look upon the time as now um a ferring to the destruction of Jeru uJ subsequent language being con'siilei urative and couched in stroni: HcU hyperboles. We prefer, however i0 the words as looking forward to (•v™ yet consummated, the whole pimuriij mundane history passing rapidly be'iyJ Savior's eye. and sketched in lirii[ nant sentences. It is the language with whom a thousand years are ,1.4 day. After that tribulation. Jt 'ijl subsequent to the events befo: narrl Christ is speakinc of last things in ",.f the "those days" being eschatolojii ai,] and he portrays coming evettt. in this great scheme, without vn- rr-nifl other intervening incidents in time! use Ellicott's sagacious observation! men gazing from a long distance glittering heights of two snow-crol mountains apparently in close pvoxl and take no account of the vast tract til be of very many miles, which li.'s boti them." Darkened. As narrate in I 8: 12. 1 WHAT THE LESSON TEACHES. With great poirer and glory. The tij His open triumph is approaching. er and glory Christians alreiulv proc| but the world does not yet aclaiowkiil The day is drawing nigh when tbev no longer traihsay tho King of Gli rvl shall fall before Him, though it be to I inllnite shame, and couiess His "great er and glory." 'Hie Lord is now rejected and by the wwll owned, By the many still neglected and lv tlwfi throned. But soon He'll come in glorv—the time i. ,i ing nigh, 1 For the crowning (lay is coming by atn! In. I Gather together the elect. It in a I,A hope. We all sorrow ovur loneliness there comes a thrill to the heart att as there comes to us tho thought great assembly of the church of the born. "What a gatnering that will Our friend from Japan has just beentel us, his comrades, meeting about tint queting board, and tears the while shil in his eyes, of what longing sometimtsl pressed his soul in distant and beiii«| isolation for kindred sympathv and fefl ship. Think of it. brothers," evervvrj "from the four winds, from the uttoj part of the earth*—God "shall together his elect." Some time, weary toiler, there at your task, youd look up and see God's angel sent, fori Leant a parable of the fig-tree, or ra learn the fig-tree's parable. Let the fc-j teach you her lesson. They are alitetww Hugh Miller wrote of his life-work nm nature's rocks and mountains and ca... grand book "My Schools and Scliooi-.l ters"—God bless him for it! Evcrywherl went, with pick and hammer he was ieJ ing of life and Go-.!. Tho rocks, the all have a message for us. "Tongues in trees, books in the running l.r Sermons ill stones, und good in every!!:: And nature is full also of preJielil God uses the earth to herald his and to admonish man by many siiwi tokens to prepare lor the coming II great and notable day of the Lord. HavJ learned from nature "her parable?" It is uigh, et-en at the doors. Tile revii says. "He is nigh." At Christ's apir-:L thero shall be. as it were, tokens of hisuil ness. Have we the discernment to rec| nize the threshold signs, these kmv, at the outer door? It so. weniustK'ep.l near to the word, and deeplv imbued the spirit of the Christ. 'When theL Jesus came in the flesh there were Anna and Simeon, a few star-guided men.and a groupof angel-visited sliepht^ to recognize him ere he gave public de ration of his mission. Shall it bo so ic| when the day of his second coming bre| upon us My word shall not pass airay. Like hi self, it was impossible that they sbouldj holden of death. Did he not say, words that I speak unto vou, tliev arc sp and they are life." The most living thing left amongst us to-day is this \vo:i| truth. The guards fell, the seal like wax, the stone was rolled away. was stronger than they. So some" time] sky shall be rolled together as a scroll.4 elements shall melt with fervent lieat.ij Christ's words shall not pass away. Jtl are stronger than all else here, and mundane things shall be consumed thetri of God alone shall stand unscathed ir general demolition. Says W. N. Oh "The Bible is the only book that slid! la into eternity." It lasts because it is tliei) ture of God who is eternal. Treasure word. For tie know not when the time is. /J tainly not, if angels and even Christ ini mediatorial capacity, did not kin Strangely enough, Christ importunes«• consider the times, and yet assures ustfl the day itself shall come' upon us as »tt| in the nicht. The same lips tiiat say "»l that it is nigh," add "for ye knon- int the time is." That Is, of the general proach of that day we may become aw but its breaking will be with the suddennj of the lightning flash. This, indeed, parable ol the "man taking a far journs seems to imply. The length of tho joarw aid the work tiiven to every man set sy reasonable boundary .lines and Hiuaus testing. 'J hey may help us along with *1 signs to discover when the Master i?' pioaching and is "nigh." But as ti»'liM ne sliali come "at even, or at midair'1!: at cock-crowing, or in the moriiin?' man can tell—"but the Father." -I nd what I say unto yon I say "•(itch. Why not unto all? Watehin.' are loyal souls: waiting in workinu.^J watching spirit has been the life tivc of the centuries. How many and died in the laithful keeping ot 1 words! And shall we say that with a"-I them, living or dying, their watclin'f .,1 vain? They saw not the "notable day to each of them the time of mortality ",'I veritable day of the Lord. Dr. .j just been conducting his class thro'J--1J strong, stirring sentences of Pet*.*r .vj ties, and when asked concerning t::°"''j sages which describe the Lord as h1' ,1 lias quoted reverently and with a l'1'-.1 emphasis the sweet words of our i. John 14: I go and prepare a place to And if I go to prepare a- place will come again No. 3, 12*«i3'c. Produce—Wheat, No. But- y' J'MC' We'tern """"7. MINNEAPOLIS. L, Next Lesson: any." Mark 14: hard 98B- northern, CTc No. 2, northern, 76c. OMAHA. Btock-Hocs, fl.SU«4.55 cattla, 91.50 B.5a for and receire you self, that where I am there ye may If we watch rightly for such a e0'?''f| shall not fail of a proper PrePur?ivl the coming that is with clouds and P'1 I "The Anointing at 1-9. THE cattle in the vicinity of ^eJ phalia, Kan., are "dying of fever."