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DA EWTON NEWTON. KANSAS, FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 9, 1891. WHOLE NO. 1886. VOLUME VII, NO. 7. ,1 SUIM HEALER. MAKES A SPECIALt 01 all Dims oi an Inflammatory Ita; cuhes:rheummism, dyspepsia, chronic diarrhoea, also alukervous troubles, chorea st. vitus dancf. PROLAPSUS UTERI, HEMORRHOIDAL TUMORS; ALL DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS -SYSTEM.- I will not treat cancer or consumption) as I can not do them any good. I use no stiong medicines or instruments Having had an extended practice of many years, I know what I can do with magnetism. Office Hours: 9 to 11:30 a. m., 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. ALL THE SAME DAY. FROM TICKET TO Call and go away wiser as to U. P. CHANGES. The New Management Fashing Things Vigorously. TWO OLD DIVISIONS ABOLISHED Two New Ones Created BrlnkerhofPs Sphere of Activity Enlarged Also the Labon of Other Officials at Probably Leu Far. Kansas City.Mo., Jan. 8. The flat has gone forth. A reorganization in the plan of the operation of the Union Pacific railway system has been ordered. It is to be made effective January 15. A circular was received in this city this morning announcing the changes that are to be made. One of the most important changes is the abolishment of the old Missouri river and the Grand Island divisions and the creation of two new eastern divisions which will be known as the Kansas division and the Nebraska division respectively. According to the circular General Man ager W. P. Eobinson, Jr., of the St Joseph & Grand Island division, whose headquarters have always been at St. Joseph, is left out in the cold as, apparently, is also his stenographer and force of clerks. Hereafter it is said the Union Pacific will have a general agency at St. Joseph like the Santa Fe has. General Manager J.'D. ISrinkerhoff, of the Missouri river division will become general superintendent of the Kansas division. Mr. Brinkerhoff's position is made a more important one by the change in title. He will have charge of all the lines in Kansas and the greater portion of the St Joseph A Grand Island division is added to hIsterritory. The Kansas division includes the lines from Kansas City to Denver, from St Joseph to Grand Island, from Fairfield to Alma, from Marysville to Manhattan, from Leavenworth to Miltonsvale, from Leavenworth to Lawrence, from Leavenworth to Topeka, from Junction City to Concordia and Belleville, from Solomon to Beloit, from Salina to Wakeley and from Salina to McPherson. Mr. Brink-rhoff will continue to make his headquarters at Kansas City. The circular states that Robert Bllck-ensderfer will be general acting superintendent of the Nebraska division, until further notice. He will have charge of the system in Nebraska outside of the old Grand Island division. The 'cut off" from Julesburg to La Salle, Col., will be taken from the gulf division and included In his territory. ' After January 15 E. J. Duncan will be general superintendent of the gulf division, to take the place of General Manager Meek, resigned. W. H. Bancroft will be general superintendent of the mountain division, to take the place of General Manager C F. Bessiquine. . McNeil, the present general manager of the Pacinc envision, wiu nave hi title changed to that of general superintendent Silas H. H. Clark will be general manager of the entire system t -A is-Vice-President Holoomh will tKa CUBES ANY HEADACHE BUT CURES NOTHING ELSE. The motto of The Republic an Job Office is PROMPTNESS. . . Your work dona wh . . . you are waiting. Never go abroad when you . . can save money by . . staylngat home. . t Everything done with Paper, Ick Tresses is done at the REPUBLICAN JOB ROOMS. CIRCUS POSTER what can be done in Newton bis assistant. No other changes Lave been announced in the operating department It is probable that the change in the titles of the division general managers will also necessitate a change of the present superintendents. Mr. A. P. Palmer, the present superintendent of the Kansas division, will keep his headquarters at Kansas City. X.V THEIR BLINDNESS. Saskatchewan Indian Sacrifice a Boy to Propitiate the Deity. Winnipeg, Man., Jan. 9. The skeleton of a ten-year-old Victoria Indian boy has been found six miles east of Fort Saskatchewan, standing with Its arms outstretched and the wrists tied to two trees. The body has been identified aa the son of the Indian Blue Horn, who went hunting and trapping with his boy in the Beaver Hills near Fort Saskatchewan last June. While looking at his traps one day, accompanied by the i-boy, Blue Horn told the latter to re-1 turn to camp while he continued to ex-I amine his traps. On the return of Blue Horn to the camp he was surprised to find that the boy had not returned." The other Indians in the camp turned out and searched for the boy, but did not find him. Yesterday a half-breed from Beaver Lake, named Charles Desch-nault, found in the woods not far from New Beaver Lake a trail, and about six miles east of Fort Saskatchewan the skeleton of the child. From the situation of the skeleton it is evident that the boy was killed and offered as a sacrifice by some Indiana on a hunting expedition, as is their cos-toni. The Indians had hung about the body pieces of . cloth and trinkets to secure the favor of the gods. TORNADO IN TEXAS. Several House Blown Down at - Sher-( man. Sherman, Tex., Jan. 8. A cyclone passed east of this town yesterday afternoon. Several houses were blown down, an infant was killed and four adults were severely wounded. John Schmidt was blown over a barb-wire fence. He seized the wire as he passed, and his hand was inmost torn off. Household goods -are scattered about for miles and the loss is great It is thought many lives have been lost Yoakum, Tex., Jan. 8. About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a cyclone passed' about two and one-half miles west of Yoakum. The path of the storm was about 800 feet wide. Three houses were demolished. Trees were uprooted, and hay stacks sailed in the air like kites. No one was injured. Iowa Adopt! Uniform Rate. Des Moines, la., Jan. 8. The Iowa Railroad Commissioners have decided to adopt the new uniform classification with the reservation: "In case any interest in the State is Injuriously affected by the classification of any product of the soil or article of merchandise or manufacture, the Commissioners reserve the right to take the particular article from the general classification and give it a commodity rate." COSXECriCCT CONTENTION. Tronble In Orgnnliln; the New State Government. Hartford, Conn., Jan. 9. Both branches of .the Legislature met at 10 o'clock yesterday. The Senate speedily organized, by electing Read, of Bridgeport (Democrat) President pro tens, with the other caucus nominees. The House spent a long time in organizing owing to technical questions about seating several members which, however, did not affect the Republican majorty. Finally A. W. Paige was made Speaker and the other Republican caucus nominees elected. The Senate sent a committee of two Democrats to the board of canvassers, demanding the official canvass. It was refused on the ground that the canvass must be sent to the General Assembly, which was not then organized. At 1 o'clock, however, it was. sent to the House, according to custom. The House adopted the usual joint rules and committees were appointed under them. About 5 o'clock the House sent the official canvass to the Senate with a resolution referring it to the joint committee on canvass of votes for State officers. The Senate had voted not to create such a committee this year and when the canvass and returns came in the Senate created a special committee of its own to examine and report upon them. After about two hours' conference the majority of the committee (two Democrats) reported that Luzon B. Morris was elected Governor the regular Democratic ticket Resolutions declaring each candidate so elected were The Republican member of the committee reported that various persons had been refused opportunity to show that the returns were incorrect and that as the returns were not right no one should be declared elected, and the matter Bhould be examined into and the fact of no election shown. This was defeated. The House took a recess to 10 o'clock next morning and the Senate, after declaring the State officers elected adjourned. A caucus of Republican Senators and Representatives nominated 0. II. Piatt for Senator unanimously. THE TVRXER LETTER. McOrath Bitterly Denounce the Publication of the Alleged Turner Letter The Congressman Denies That He Wrote It. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 9. The Alliance Tribune publishes a ' statement from President McGrath, of the State Alliance, with reference to the letter published yesterday in the Advocate, purporting to have been addressed to Mr. McGrath by Congressman Turner, and which created a tremendous sensation in political circles. McGrath in this statement discredits the authenticity of the letter and bitterly assails the men who caused its publication. tubneb's emphatic denial. Washington, Jan. 9. Congressman Turner, of Kansas, was shown a telegram stating that the Alliance Advocate of Kansas had published a: letter from him to Frank McGrath, president of the Farmers' Alliance of that State, in which he offered ,000 if elected Senator. Mr. Turner said that he had written no such letter and that the publication of such a statement-was a gross misrepresentation. He could not imagine what the thing meant for he was not in any sense a candidate for Senator nor would he be a candidate. BURS IX a A TOWN. Report That Hostile Are Burning a Town In Idaho. Salt Law?, Utah, Jan. 9. A special dispatch this morning from Pocatello, Idaho, says the Indians are burning the town. Troops have been asked for from Boise City. An earlier, dispatch, from Pocatello said: "The Indians on the Fort Hall reserve have been dancing, and 200 bucks in war paint have taken to the mountains with arms, causing great excitement. "Governor Wiley has been asked to order the militia to Pocatello, and probably a company of United States cavalry at Boise barracks will be sent there. "The Indians on the reserve number 1,200 or 1,500, more than half of whom are Bannocks who caused the prolonged war twelve year ago. !JThe people of Pocatello have almost no arms, and the towns of Eagle and Blackfoot are on the border of the reserve. "The Indians who took to the mountains are working eastward toward Wyoming. . 'The belief is expressed that if the the Indians at Pocatello go on the war path they will be joined by the tribes on the Lemhi reservation, who number 500, embracing 125 able bodied bucks." Escaping Prisoner Shot. MoPhehson, Kan., Jan. 9. Yesterday morning William Brantanno, under sheriff, shot and mortally wounded William Crowley, an escaping prisoner. Crowley was furnished a revolver and cartridge by some friend, but la his excitement forgot to put the cartridge in the revolver. He snapped the pistol twice at Brantanno before the latter shot The ball entered Crowley's body in the back, passing through the kidne'vs. Crowley will pro'bly die. before morning. No one bl.aes Brantanno as he was only s'iarging his duty. , The Weather. Washington, Jan. 9. A storm of considerable energy has developed in the Southwest attended by heavy rains in the West Gulf States and by heavy snows in Kansas, Colorado and Western Missouri. It is ten to twenty degrees colder in Montana, slightly oolder in Missouri and Eastern Kansas, but warmer in Colorado. Storm In Northern Kansas. Miltonvale, Kan., Jan. 9. A big snowstorm, accompanied by heavy winds, is raging throughout Northern Kansas.. Freight trains are all abandoned. There has been no train in on the Central Branch of the Union Pacific for eight days. V i i f . ' Th ProhiWtloniataof Mississippi propose to organize for the fall campaign. Greece is reported crushed under taxation. Its debt is enormous. A FATAL RISK. Lieutenant Casey'Shot Deal By Hostiles. HE VENTURED TOO NEAR. Outlying Plrkrts Attacked Red Cloud and Followers Desirous of Peace Mysterious Movement of Hostile Many Tribe In Rebellion. Pine Ridgk Agency, S. D., Jan. 9. Late last night General Miles received official information of the killing near the hostile tamp of Lieutenant Casey of the Twenty-second infantry, who had ventured too near the savages. He was shot through the head. General Brooke, who sent this startling information, also reported heavy firing in the 'direction of the hostile camp, and it is supposed that the Indians have attacked a division of the troops or fired upon a passing train. Lieutenant Casey was one of the brightest young officers of the army. The Indians who are now in rebellion represent all the reservations in Dakota. There are many Cheyennes among them, and scouts say that bands of Ara-pahoes have joined the hostile forces. Yesterday was beef issue day, and over 4,000 Indians took a hand in the slaughter of the 105 steers which were issued. Many of the hostiles came to get their meat and when'lhey received their share, they galloped back to the village with their Winchesters slung over the pummels of their saddles. General Miles expects to leave the agency in a day or two to superintend the movements himself. The cordon of troops is slowly closing in around the hostiles in the valley on White Clay creek. General Brooke has given instructions that each commander of troops in this vicinity patrol the country from one command to the other to see that no party, however small, of the hostiles escapes. Late Tuesdav night the camp was aroused by shots being exchanged by one of the outlying pickets about three-quarters of a mile from camp. Immediately every one was under arms, horses were saddled and two troops were sent out to the scene. Ky this time a picket rode into camp and stated that while they were on guard a band of Indians tried to surprise them, shooting at them from behind a pile of rocks. They returned the tire. During the firing one of the pickets was slightly wounded. Lioutenant C-'usev was born in California, but was appointed to the Military Academy at West Point from Louisiana in 1869. On graduating in 1875 he was appointed as Second Lieutenant in the Twenty-second infantry,, ai-il. was promoted to a First Lieutenancy in 1880. He served with his regiment in the Department of Texas, Dakota and "Missouri up to 1883, when he was made senior assistant instructor of infantry and artillery tactics at West Point, serving there a year. He was adjutant of his regiment from 1884 to 1887. He was regarded as one of the brightest young officers in the service. Couriers from among the hostiles repeat the announcement that nothing can arrest bloodshed while at headquarters hopes are entertained that the trouble will soon end in peace. Late last evening the General received word from Red Cloud that he would come in and bring all the Indians he could with him. The General thinks that Two Strike will accompany Red Cloud and that they may be followed by all the other Indians. Some of the hostiles were seen leaving camp Tuesday night and making their way over the country toward the various agencies. Whether their errand signified disintegration or an effort to secure recruits is not yet known, though the scouts think the former. Paymaster Major Baker has left Rushville for the agency with money to pay off the troops. WEDNESDAY'S CONGRESS. Further Debate on the Financial Bill In the Senate The Home and Ship Subsidies. Washington, Jan. 8. After agreeing to the conference report on the public printing deficiency bill the Senate yesterday took up the financial bill. Mr. DanH (Va.) spoke in favor -of the bill and the absolute free and unlimited coinage of silver. At the close of his speech Mr. Plumb followed in an argument in favor of free coinage. He did not elaim that free coinage was a panacea for all evils, but contended it was a long, a wise and important step in the right direction. Mr. lliscock spoke against the amendment (free coinage). After an executive session the Senate adjourned. After the morning hour the House, in Committee of the Whole, resumed consideration of the shipping bill Mr. Herbert (Ala.) opposed the bill and Mr. Dingley jM,e.) spoke in favor. Mr. Dockeryf li.) spoke against it Pending debat ' the House adjourned. Matabele Hen Threatening. London, Jan. 9. Private advices which have been received in this city from South Africa state that 20,000 Ma-tabele fighting men are preparing to make an attack upon the line of fortified posts which was established by the Mashona land expedition. The forces of the South Africa Company are in a bad condition, and are not likely to hold their ground in the face of a serious attack, so that it the natives are not dissuaded from their purpose, the work oi that expedition will be virtually destroyed. - A Consul's Reception. Huron, S. D., Jan. 9. Colonel Ray Myers, Consul at San Salvador, has instituted a suit for (50,000 against that Republic ' and is pressing his claim through the State Department When he arrived at his post a year ago he found a rebellion in progress and he had to make his way to his hotel amid shot and shell. These continued day after dav. and the onlv recourse he had was to take protection behind a huge rock bath tub. Here he remained seventy-two hours and considers he is dam-Bgsd 30,000. ... "THE BE A UTLTVL.' Prof. Snow Reduce to Figures the Balmy CUraate of Kansas. Lawrevce, Kan., Jan. 9. Prof. Snow ha-J prepared a meteorological summary for the year 1890 from observations taken from the university. This shows that the year 1890 was one of the six warmest years upon his twenty-three years' record, the thermometer having reached the zero point but twice during the year. The rainfall was above the average, but an untimely deficiency in June and July was disastrous to the crop in nearly all parts of the State. Some remarkable peculiarities of this year were the extremely low barometer of March 37, which gave the lowest reading ever observed at this station, and the date of the first snow, which did not make its appearance until Dec-cember 23, forty-three days later than the average date. The mean temperature of the year was 54:10 degrees, which is 1:83 degrees above the mean for the preceding twenty-two years. The highest was 101.5 degrees on July 14; the lowest 5 degrees below zero, January 16, giving a range of 105:5 degrees. The mean of the winter months, 31:99 degrees, which is 3:06 degrees above the average. Of the spring it was 52:55 degrees, which was 1:17 degrees above the average; of the summer, 77:94 degrees, 2:33 degrees above the average; of the autumn, 54:03, 0:55 degrees above the average. The warmest month of the year was July, with mean temperature 82:76; the warmest week, July 8 to 14, mean, 85:13 degrees; the warmest day, July 14, mean, 88:47 degrees. The mercury reached or exceeded 90 degrees on forty-three days, 8 below average. The coldest month was January, the mean temperature being 23:24 degrees; the coldest week, January 15 to 21, mean temperature, 13:56 degrees; the coldest day, January 15, mean, 6:12 above zero. The mercury fell below zero on only two days, of which one was in January and the other in February. The entire rainfall, including melted snow, was 30.32 inches, was was 0.83 inches above the annual average. The rain of the afternoon and night of October 12 measured 4.42 inches, which surpassed any previous single rainfall on record, except the 5.68 inches of August 12, 1889. The number of thunder showers was twenty-four. May 20 occurred the only hailstorm of the year. The entire depth of snow was 15.50 inches, of which eight inches fell in January, three in February, one-half in March and four inches in December. This was 5.08 inches below the annual average. The velocity of the wind was below the average for the preceding seventeen years. There were twenty-five fogs, which number had been but twice exceeded. REDISTRICTLNB DISTRICTS. The B1U Prepared By the Kansas State Codifying Committee to Redlstrlct the State For Judicial Purpose. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 9. The bill prepared by the Senate Codifying Committee redistricting the State for judicial purposes provides for only twenty-five districts instead of thirty-five. The districts will be made np as follows: First district, Atchison, Brown, Doniphan; Second district, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth; Third district, Wyandotte; Fourth district, Anderson, Franklin, Johnson, Miami; Fifth district, Bourbon, Crawford, Linn; Sixth district Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery; Seventh district, Allen, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson; Eighth district, Coffey, Lyon, Osage; Ninth district, Shawnee; Tenth district, Marshall, Nemaha, Washington; Eleventh district, Clay, Geary, Pottawatomie, Riley; Twelfth district, Dickinson, Marion, Morris, Wabaunsee; Thirteenth district, Butler, Chase, Greenwood, Harvey; Fourteenth district, Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk; Fifteenth district, Barber, Harper, Sumner; Sixteenth district, Sedgwick; Seventeenth district, McPherson, Saline, Ottawa; Eighteenth district, Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell, Republic; Nineteenth district, Smith, Phillips, Norton, Decatur, Rawlins, Cheyenne; Twentieth district, Lincoln, Osborne, Rooks, Graham, Sheridan, Thomas; Twenty-first district, Ellsworth, Bus-sell, Ellis, Trego, Gove, Logan, Wallace; Twenty-second district, Rice, Burton, Rush, Ness, Lane, Scott, Wichita, Greeley; Twenty-third district, Stafford, Pawnee, Edwards, Hodgeman, Ford, Garfield, Gray, Finney, Kearney, Hamilton; Twenty-fourth district, Reno, Kingman, Pratt, Kiowa; Twenty-fifth district, Comanche, Clark, Meade, Seward, Haskell, Grant, Stevens, Stanton, Morton. - INTER-STATE DEEP HARBOR. Secretary Dana Visiting Topeka In the Interest of the Scheme. Topeka, Kan', Jan. 9. Secretary F. L. Dana, of the Inter-State Deep Harbor Committee, is here in the interest of the deep water meeting to be held in Galveston in February. The Government Commissioners appointed to locate a navy yard on the Gulf of Mexico are to assemble in Galveston this week, and it is-thought the new yard will be located there. For the special exercises in February four of the new United States vessels the Chicago, Atlanta, Dolphin and Yorktown have been ordered to Galveston, and will make a naval display. This will be the first appearance of the white squadron in the Gulf. The Chicago is the flag-ship of the squadron, and will have on board Admiral Walker, who has charge of the United States squadron of evolution, commonly called the flying squadron, owing to the fleet-ness of the ships. Fifteen war ships', of other nations are expected to participate in the National display. m Fire at MsLonth, Kan. MoLotjth, Kan., Jan. 9. At 9:80 o'clock last night fire broke out in the double store building occupied by C. J. Stark a general store and J. WV Burk aa a harness shop. But few people were abroad at the time and the . building being a wooden one it waa quickly consumed The losses are as follows: H. M. Reyn- v. imiiMBi. conn m (n. surance; C J. Stark, merchandise, 13,000, insurance 91,500; J. W. Burk, harness, 8300, no insurance. STUCK AT THE START The Nebraska Legislature in a Peculiar Fix. JOINT SESSION DISJOINTED. Two Chairmen and Two Gavel Going-After Four Hours' Barking Both Bides Agree to Adjourn The Points Involved In the Controversy. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 9. The proceedings in the Nebraska Legislature yesterday afternoon were of an extraordinary character. At 8 o'clock the Senate aud House assembled in joint session for the purpose of canvassing the vote of State officers as prescribed by the Constitution. Trouble was precipitated at the outset by a misunderstanding as to which officer should preside over the joint convention. Lieutenant-Governor Mickle-john advanced to the chair to preside, claiming his right under the Constitution, the statutes and the uniform practice of the State. Speaker Elder, of the House, refused to vacate and the two officers occupied 'chairs side by side, each claiming the gaveL The Speaker attempted to call the body to order, but was himself called to order by the Lieutenant-Governor. The hall was crowded and the excitement was intense, but no demonstration was made beyond some loud talk and a number of motions to change the plan of proceeding to the canvass. These motions were declared out of order. The official returns were brought in by the Secretary of State and laid before the body. The Speaker was directed by the Lieutenant-Governor to open the package and read the returns. He began the work, but was advised by the attorney for the Independent party not to do so. He then refused to go on with the work. The Lieutenant-Governor ruled that no businfess could be transacted until the returns were canvassed and this brought on a deadlock. The joint convention sat for nearly four hours, the time being taken up by oratorical fencing and labored argument from each side to prove that the other was in the wrong. At 7 o'clock a recess was taken until 10 o'clock this morning, when the deadlock will again be in force unless one side decides on a course that will bring victory. The point involved is this: The Independent or Alliance party is contesting the election of the Democratic Governor and the remaining State officers, all Republicans. They wish to prevent the announcement of the election of these officers, evidently preferring to Beat the contestants directly. Lieutenant-Governor Micklejohn, who is a Republican, holds that it is his duty to declare the officers having a majority on the face of the returns, so that if there is to be a contest it must be commenced in the regular way after this announcement of election is made. The Alliance men are in a majority and had the Speaker of the House been a stronger man they would undoubtedly have brought affairs to a crisis yesterday by a show of muscular as well as numerical strength. MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE. No Choice For Speaker of the House Bills In the Senate. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 9. The House of Representatives met at 10 o'clock and resumed balloting for Speaker. There was no material change. At the afternoon session another ballot for Speaker was cast, resulting: Searles 40, Stivers 41, Chaplain 83. The House then adjourned till morning and the conference committees from the caucuses resumed their efforts to bring about a compromise. The Senate met and adioumed till afternoon. Two bills introduced were to fix the rate of interest, 8 per cent being made the maximum in both cases and 6 minimum in one and 7 in the other bill. A bill for the inspection of binding twine by the dairy commission was introduced and one for the separation of villages from towns. The caucus . conference committees were hard at work and at midnight there -was hut one point to be agreed upon that of chairmanship of the House Railroad Committee, which was wanted by both the Alliance and the Democrats. THE PENSION ROLLS. The New Certificates Issued During DecemberFee Paid Attorney. Washington, Jan. 9. The Pension Office. during December issued 8,599 certificates under the old laws and 5,183 certificates under the law of June 27 last Besides these original pension claims there were adjusted 9,531 claims for an increase, reissue and rerating, making in all 18,802 claims adjudicated, or about 800 more than in any previous month. Inasmuch as all claims under the new law are taken up in their order, and the adjudication of new claims has just begun, any person having a claim can ascertain approximately the number of months before it will be reached by dividing the number of his claim by five. The total of fees paid to pension attorneys for claims adjusted during December amounts to 8237,005. Only 23 per cent of the claims taken from the completed files were found to -be complete. All claims in which no attorney is employed have been given to a board of experienced clerks for immediate adjustment Senator Teller, Washington, Jan. 9. Senator Teller has received a dispatch from Denver, signed by every Republican of the Legis lature of Colorado, saying that whatever differences might exist on other subjects in the minds of the members of the Republican party in Colorado there was but one sentiment throughout the State respecting the Senator-ship, and that was in favor of Senator Teller. K. H. Corse, the Alliance exchange aownt at T.awrnn. ta aatrl to ha abort Farmers who shipped their farm products through Corse are, it is alleged, Oct about H00 TELEGRAPHIC) BREVITIES. 8. A. Kean, the defaulting banker oi Chicago, has been indicted by the grand Jury. It is stated that the King of Rouma nlahas decided to abdicate in favor of his son. In a fire in Modesto, Cal., Jacob Gay pool, aged 10 years, and twenty-two. horses perished. England and Portugal have nearly concluded a treaty to be submitted to the Cortes before signing. Twenty -one prisoners in the jail at Chattanooga, Tenn., who had revolted were starved into submission. The Idaho Senators drew lots recently, Senator Sharp securing the long term and Senator McConnell the short term. Fire in Cairo, I1L, destroyed two large stores and their contents, causing $100, 000 loss. Several clerks had narrow e-" capes. Captain Wallace, who was killed by Indians in the battle at Wounded Knee, was buried at Yorkville, S. C, his old home. An agent who was arranging for the transportation of emigrants from Germany to Brazil has been arrested in Posen. Sever Lerley, the late county treasurer of Chippewa County, Wis., has been arrested, charged with having embea-. tied $19,000. There are rumors that the alleged cheap method of producing aluminum, of which so much was expected at Chicago, is a fraud. News has been received of the death at Erzeroum, in Asiatic Turkey, of Charles Dalton Clifford Lloyd, the English diplomatist, aged 45. The New York clearing house certificates continue to decrease. On the 7th $900,000 were canceled, leaving the amount outstanding $9,555,000. English Board of Trade returns for December show imports increased 1,140,000 and exports 380,000 as compared with the corresponding month in 1889. Associate Justice E. Charles Devens, of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, is dead. He was 71 years old, and was Attorney-General under President Hayes. The New Hampshire Legislature waa organized by the Republicans, who immediately elected Tuttle for Governor. Police preserved order in the State House. Herbert L. Rand, the new Consul to the Caroline islands, will ask the Government to station a man-of-war at Ponapi, for protection against Spanish tyranny. The Supreme Court of Nebraska has issued a writ of mandamus compelling the Speaker to canvass the returns. This is considered a point in favor of Governor-elect Boyd. The 'resident has sent to the Senate the following nominations: H. C. Pugh, of Indiana, Consul at Palermo; 0. G. Bailey, of Nebraska, register of the land-office at Bloomington, Neb. ; also a number of army promotions. J. H. Fargo, of Kansas City, has submitted a plan to the World's Fair Commission for the erection of a large elliptical amphitheater on the grounds in which daily athletic contests and animal exhibitions can be given. The international monetary conference met at Washington on the 7th, but transacted no business, owing to the absence of delegates, and adjourned to the call of the temporary chairman, Senor Romero, the Mexican representative. Hamburg dispatches state that several merchants of that city are preparing to outfit a steamer to begin a cruise in Behring sea about May 1, and that a promise has been given from Berlin that two vessels of the German navy will cruise in the northern part during the sealing season. MONEY AND MARKETS. Financial. Kxw York Money on call easy, ranging from 804 per cent, last loan 8, closed offered st2V4. Prime mercantile paper VZWi per cent Sterling exchange active and strong at 4,8241 for 60dny bill and 4.85Vs for demand. Boston Money at S per cent Exchangs On New York 17c premium. Ohicaqo Now York exchange was quoted easier at par. Money continued stiff at 7 pel cent for all classes of loans. Sterling exchange was steady at 4.80 for 60 day bills and 4.841 for slghtdrafts. St. Louis Exchange on New York 90o premium Money at 5 8 per cent. Grain and Provisions, Cattle, Etc Kansas City Flour, weak; family, fl.2S Cboioe, (1.50; fancy, 1.65SL70. Wheat, quiet; No. 1 hnrd, 82o bid, 84o asked; May, 87a bid; No. 8, 781,20 bid; .No. J red. 68'Ao bid, 9U ssked. Corn, steady; No. 2, 4"7o bid, 480 asked; May, Wfto bid; No. 2 white, C()Ac bid, tlo asked. Oats, No. 1, 44Uo bid, 46c asked. Bye, No. 3, 60Uso bid. Mess pork, JU.50. Tierce lard (pure), $6.50, Butter steady; fanoy creamery. 25c; fancy dairy, l320c. Eggs, Arm at ISc. Cattle, weak ; dressed beef and Shipping, $3.754.50; cows, $2.0033.25; stock-ers, i.oo3.50. Hogs, lower; tops, S3.553.60 bnlk, $B.10a3 50. Sheep, quiet at $1 0094.25. St. Louis Flour, steady; family, $8.103 1.25; choice M. 35 3. 90; fanoy, $4.0004.10; pat. nta, $4.714 80. . Wheat, firm ; No. 2 red, OMi94i6o; May, 9fi,97tto; Corn, quiet ; No. J, 7i4Hc; May, 503504o. Oats, quiet; No. ,42ia4Mc; May, 45Vio. Rye, dull; No. 2, 66a bid. Pork, new mess, 110.62ft. Lard $5.70(3 5.75. Dry salt short clear, $5.305.87i4. Butter, unchanged; creamery, 2l22o; dairy, IS 4B220. Eggs, arm at 19a Cattle, a shade better; good to choloe steers, $8.6094.30. Hogs, lower; J8.70 for tops. Sheep, active at U.loG 4.50. Whleky, 11.14. Ohio ago Flour, steady; prng patents, $4.70135.00; winter, $4.6005.00. Wheat, Inactive! No. spring, 80o ; No. 8. 8886ftc; No. 2 red, 9109214c; May, 9fty3974)0. Corn, quiet; No. 1, 48c; May, 62Mo. Oats, firmer; No. 2, Olio; No. i white, 4S46o. Rye, No. 2,60 68c Pork, $10.75. Lard, $5.92V45.95. Dry salt shoulders,, $4.2084.30. Butter, easier) extra creamery, 250260; extra -dairy, 239 Mo. Eggs, Arm at 230250. -Cattle, easier; prime steers, $3.8505.00, Hogs, lower; light, $8.86 3.65; heavy, $3.5508.80. Sheep, fairly active at $3.8504.70. Whisky, $1.14. Nw YORK Flour, fairly aotive; winter wheat, low grades, $3.4003.90; fair to fancy, $8.9006.00; patents, $4.4005.40. Wheat, dull and weak ; No. 2 red, $1.03ty in elevator; No. I, $1.00; No. 2 red January, $1.03; February, $104S1.06; May, $1.0481.061; July. 990 tl.Oot. Corn, irregnlar; No. 2. 59 i 59Vo In levator; January, 690690; March, 590 MWo. Oats, stronger; No. 2 white mixed, 51 62c; mixed western, 4652o; white do., 61067c. . Pork, dull; old mess, $IO,0)11,00 new, $11.50012.00. Short clear middles, $5.95. Ajara, iutu wwmuu wim, C.27'.i. Z'.'.9 dull; western dairy, U02Oo; do. creamery, 1! 280 ; Elglns, 290. Xgga, qrlet; wedtera,2(

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