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Mist GALENA WEEKLY LEVER. I. NO. 37. GALENA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOV.

23, 1900. WHOLE NO. 77 Lead and Zine Market. 52585 The quotations at St. Louis were: Lead $4.20, Zinc $4.20.

THE MARKET FOR ZINC ORE. $28 The Top Price Paid. The Edgar Zinc Co. has purchased the ore of the Big Circle at Oronogo for $28 per ton, but other operators are holding for an advance over last week's prices and this week may see $30 paid although buyers say there will be no advance over last week's prices. The Eagle ore at Belleville, was sold Monday at the top and something like 30 tons will be loaded by Colonel John Newlin from this famous old mine.

There is a large amount of fancy grade ore being held by the producers for higher prices and it is evident that something important is brewing in the inner circles of the Missouri and Kansas Zinc Miners' association, for an other "star" session was held Tuesday night with a big attendance and producers show no sign of weakening in their demands for better prices for the better grade of ore. If the metal market reports are reliable, the price of spelter will hardly stand $30 per ton for some of the ore for which this price is demanded, but operatores refuse to believe the reports are reliable, although last year some people bought spelter who indulged in this belief that they have it yet as an investment which is worth much less now than then. About the Man Who Wants to Die Poor. Carnegie is still adding to his magnificent endowments and gifts to the city of Pittsburg and to his donations of libraries to other and many towns of the country. Yesterday the stock of the Carnegie company was quoted at the Pittsburg exchange at $1,500 a share, $500 above par value.

This figure indicates that the profits of the Carnegie company are so great that the stock since the organization has advanced 50 per cent. When it is remembered that this stock was largely water, it will be seen that the profits of the iron business, as conducted by the Carnegies, is something almost fabulous. The total capitalization of the Carnegie company estimated by the quotation made upon the Pittsburg Stock Exchange yesterday, would be $408,000,000. Andrew Carnegie owns 53 per cent of the stock of the company as capitalized. This means that Andrew Carnegie's stock in one industry is worth over $216,000,000.

It is not at all surprising that he occasionally finds it possible to give away 83,000,000 for a public library or that he feels it his duty to remember the city where he acquired such gargantuan Eagle. John F. Cody Dead. John F. Cody, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Galena, died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock, at his late home, corner Eighth street and Galena avenue.

His age was 53 years, 8 months and 11 days. A wife and three children, Sidney, age 15; Homer, age 12 and Margurite age 4 years are left to mourn the loss of a beloved companion and parent. The deceased located in Galena in 1878 and has ever since been identified with the interests that have helped to build up the town. He has been in declining health for a long time, but was able to be out and around until about two weeks ago when he took his bed never to again eave it alive. He was of an enterprising and liberal nature, kind and just to his fellowmen.

He was a member of the A. 0. U. W. and was also one of the oldest members of the Galena Fire Department.

All of these societies attended the funeral which was held from the family residence at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Death Results From Over Dose of Medicine. On Saturday morning, Mrs. Josie Burns, wife of Henry Burns, who resides in Empire, died from the effects of an over dose of medicine, administered accidentally. The funeral services were held Monday morning, conducted by Rev.

C. H. Young, a Baptist minister, of Joplin. The deceased leaves, besides her husband, 3 small children. MORE MINING DEALS.

A Good Sized Transaction Reported Yesterday and Others to Follow. There is a good deal of secretiveness about the mining deals being made this fall and several of the mining brokers maintain a surprising reticence about the details of the transfers until they are sure they have them landed where they can't get away. There is nothing surprising about this, for lots of good deals were knocked in the head, so to speak, last year, by the interference of people who could not secure a commission on the deal through the hold-up process, but when the deals are all completed and the money paid, i it is no trouble to get all the information wanted. In this connection, it is to be hoped that this year there will be none of last year's methods by means of which good little properties were picked up at a fair price and a whole lot of wild cat land in some remote country added, and the whole lumped off to some company at an enormous price and then capitalized for a whole lot more and the little property expected to pay dividends on hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is reported there was a deal involving $16,000 made yesterday for a fine piece of property which was purchased by private parties to work for a profit and not to capitalize for suckers, and it develops that the 200-acre tract purchased last week was sold to William F.

Hersey, a Boston broker, who is not yet ready to give the purchase price. Russia's Reserved Rights. Russia did not start to build a line of railway half way around the world for the fun of the thing, nor primarily for the development of Siberia. The in terests of all the orient including the future of China and India were involved in the scheme. Russia's answer to the Anglo-German memorandum of October 16 last has been published, and it is an acceptance of the principles of clauses 1 and 2 of that document.

The first clause is referred to by the Russian note as being merely conservative of existing conditions (equal commercial privileges for all and the "open door" to trade in China) while the second clause, which relates to the territorial integrity of Chiha, is stated to be in entire accord with Russia's previously announced policy. The Russian reply leaves the impression of being a clever avoidance of the principle announced in the AngloGerman memorandum that the "open door" to China is "'a matter of joint and permanent international interest." The answer to clause 3 of the memorandum is a reference to the Russian circular note of May 28, which stated that any violation by other powers of the sovereignty of China would compel Russia to modify her attitude as circumstances might require. In other words, if any land grabbing is going to be done by anybody Russia does not propose to "get left." -Wichita Eagle. Down At Kansas City. Mr.

William A. Brady's complete production of "Way Down which recently closed one of the most marvelous engagements ever known in the theatrical business in Chicago, at McVicker's Theater, October 6th, where the closing week was signalized by two performances a day, and each by a separate company, will be the attraction for Thanksgiving week at the New Coates Theater, Kansas City, commencing Sunday night, Nov. 25th. The management promises the same marvelous and realistic presentation as given in New York and Chicago. As this famous piece will not be seen in this city this season, and as there is no doubt a number will go to Kansas City during Thanksgiving week, an opportunity for a pleasant evening is hereby provided.

Seats can be secured by mail, wire or 'phone. Three matinees will be given, Wednesday, Thursday (Thanksgiving day), and Saturday. "Way Down East" as it will be given during its engagement in Kansas City, will easily be the greatest attraction presented there this season. Burton claims 42 votes sure, and Baker claims 44 votes sure. If that is all either of them can muster the dark horse has equal chances with them.

If Hon. George W. Wheatley is fairly and honestly elected, stand by him, though the heavens fall, bnt if Jackson is elected without the aid of fraudulent votes, be honest and permit him to be seated without contest or City Traveler. The above is good sense. There is no need of a contest in this district.

This cry of fraudulent votes is all buncombe and is only an abortive attempt of a half dozen men to blow breath into a corpse. It only takes a few moments analysis of the election returns to show that Mr. Wheatley was defeated by members and voters of his own party. His managers recognize this fact and it is only for that purpose of trying to blind the people to the fact of Wheatley's terrible, fierce, and almost barbarous repudiation at the hands of his own party that this cry of fraudulent votes is set up. Was it because of fraudulent votes that Mr.

Wheatley was the first candidate to lose the rock -ribbed Republican town of Columbus in all its 33 years of political history? Was it because of fraudulent votes that Mr. Wheatley lost the ward he lives in in Galena? Was it because of fraudulent votes that Mr. Wheatley was defeated in his own home town of Galena by Judge Jackson when that town never has failed to give the Galena candidate a respettable majority? No sir it was not. In plain old Anglo-Saxon it was because the people knew Geo. W.

Wheatley; knew that he was not fit mentally, knew that he was not fit morally; knew that he had not earned this signal honor at the hands of the party; knew that he was small of mind, small of deed and small of action. It was not because of fraudulent votes. Had the voice of The Courier been heeded at Chanute, the republican party would now, beyond any question whatever, have a solid delegation in congress and would not have to suffer a second shame and humilation as it suffered when Slippery Slick Kirkpatrick was the nominee. Mr. Wheatley's place is at home in sack cloth and ashes, instead of at Topeka with his backers comprising one post looter and one boodler extraordinary endeavoring to induce the Kansas delegation to congress to besmirch their hands and their honorable records with his chestnuts.

Seat Judge Jackson. He has been elected. We don't want a silly contest. A contest over Wheatley would drive the Third district back into the column of populism. Let us not make fools of Courier.

25 per cent Discount. On Manufacturer's Shoe Samples AT THE City Shoe Store. Also closing out Worthington's dry goods stock. Death of Mrs. J.

W. Tate. Early Monday morning death entered the home J. W. Tate, and took awaya beloved wife and mother.

Mrs. Tate had been ill for several months and for several days previous to her death was expected to be her last. Her age was 36 years, 10 months and 11 days. She leave a husband and two daughters, besides her parents Mr. and Mrs.

Reed, and a sister, Miss Orpha Reed, of Louisberg, who were present at her last sickness, to mourn her death. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, conducted by J. M. Gurley, pastor of the Baptist church. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of the following: Mrs.

F. S. Caples, Miss Nita Albright, W. H. Myers and S.

G. McKelvy, Mrs. W. J. Painter presided at the piano.

Mrs. Caples sang a solo, "Pass Under The Rod." Interment was made in the Galena cemetery. The next Kansas Legislature can, and no doubt will, enact a few general laws that will prove of great benefit to the state. A Thanksgiving Game. The football team of the Galena High school will play against the Carthage high school eleven, on Thanksgiving afternoon, at Driving Park.

"Vic" Murdock's Sayings. When President McKinley says that the election was an endorsement of his cabinet, he is mistaken. The members of his cabinet have changed SO often that not one citizen in a hundred can name them all. The Bryan newspapers are liable to walk up to the German- American vote any day and demand back the praise they gave when they thought the German- -Americans were for Bryan. History will show that no orator was ever elected president of the United States who let it be known before he was in that he was an orator.

The secret of the new French gun has been discovered. The thing for Dreyfus to do is to find a level stretch of prairie and scoot for his life. Georgia, which voted hard for Bryan's idea of the consent of the governed, will follow North Carolina's plan of disfranchising the negro. The chances are that Tuan will not be executed. Germany will have to be satisfied with merely mussing up his ancestor's grave.

It is remarked by the Atchison Globe that the dinner pail won't come to you. It has no legs. You must make a little effort. Great Britain is now scraping the lining out of her pocketbook to meet the demands of the fiddler in South Africa. President McKinley tells his cabinet that it may stay if it wants to.

And apparently the whole cabinet wants to. Germany demands that Tuan be executed, and the emperor would execute him, only Tuan won't let him. McKinley's victory was so overwhelming that Kansas is getting very little credit for her part in it. Apparently this nation is going to have a long, quiet rest on financial matters. But, then, you can't tell.

Some fellow may break out any day and insist that we coin that seignorage. Professor Leavenworth of Minneapolis has just photographed Eros, an invisible star 35,000,000 miles away. Why? Our crop of stars is already too large for all practical purposes. Any man who has a sure recipe for turning a grave into a ladder will be liberally rewarded by communicating at once to Theodore Roosevelt, vice president elect, New York. Advertising pays.

Wu Lung discovered America 4000 B. Eric, the Swede, about 1000 A. Columbus 1492. And Columbus told about it and got all the credit. Attorney General Griggs has had not enough of the cabinet, but enough of its salary, when bigger things have him by the coat collar coaxing him away.

A Chicago justice of the peace has decided that a beer wagon need not turn out for a street car. Above all, let us preserve the sanctity of our beer wagons. About the faintest thing this nation ever saw is the sheriff of Lincoln county, Colorado. A good -sized cotton-leaf would knock him over. Occasionally Oom Paul must reflect that that fifty -fourth chapter of Psalms he fired at the beginning of the war didn't hit any English soldiers.

The Boerse is a hysterical old jade. If the King of Greece should happen to shave into a mole, the markets of the Boerse would weaken. Almost any day Coin Harvey is apt to stick his head up out of Arkansaw, tell the world to do its worst, and then bob under again. All the five Smiths in congress were triumphantly re-elected. To-gether, they ought to make a name for themselves.

Possibly if the worst comes to the worst, Dick Croker would reluctantly consent to be decent a while. What this country wants is a party that will demonetize isinglass, annually, about this time of year. We are a young country but we have our traditions. One of them is that Mark Train is funny. With all due respect to the great game of football, there is many a halfback who is all -hair.

The state live stock sanitary board is kicking hard on Governor Stanley's proposition to abolish it. One of the things which gave Gov- ernor Stanley a clinch was his abolish ment of the board of pardons. State Senator-elect Porter, of Crawford county, who was elected by 43, says that he thinks he was elected because the United States senatorial matter did not enter into his campaign. He refuses to say whom he is for. "I think," said a man yesterday, "that Uncle Sam ought to arise in the Philippines and yell with all his might: 'All's out's in 17 Wyandotte county pays the highest average school teachers' salaries in Kansas, $89.50 for male teachers, $52 a month for marms.

In 1834, an old log house was built at Kickapoo by the Catholics, who established a mission there. After its mission days it was used for a time by Governor Reeder, the first territorial governor of Kansas, as his office, and subsequently served as the first 12.11 office in Kansas. Since then it has been used as a store, postoffice and dwelling. It is still standing and is unquestionably the oldest house in the state. Assaulted By Negroes.

Saturday forenoon, Wm. Janney, a well-to-do farmer living on the military road, about five miles northwest of this city, was assaulted by two negroes, at his home, and received severe injuries. It is said the neg. oes were hunting on Mr. Janney's farm and he ordered them off the premises, where upon they assaulted him.

In the afternoon Mr. Janney's sons came to Galena and caused a warrant to be issued for the arrest of Chas. and James Watson, who live in East Galena, they having answered the description of the parties wanted. In the evening Constable Schmidt arrested the negroes. They gave bond for their appearance in Justice Cullison's court this morning at 9 o'clock.

Yesterday Mr. Janney came to Galena and identified the negroes as being the ones who assaulted him. When they came into court this morning, their case was set for hearing on the 22nd, and bond was placed at $500, which they furnished and were (Monday). The Quail Law. For the information of parties who have been bringing quails to town and selling them, the following provision of the game law enacted by the legislature of 1597 is published: "It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, company or corporation, at any time to buy, sell, barter or ship or offer for sale, barter or shipment within the state of Kansas any bird or birds named in this act." The law names quails and prairie chickens.

"The having in possession by any person, company or corporation of any bird or birds named in section one of this act, except by the person who has lawfully killed the same, shall be deemed prima facie evidence of the violation of this act." From $5 to $10 is the penalty, with imprisonment until such fine is paid. A Big Cuban Plantation. A sugar plantation in Cuba, near the town of Fergus, is 13,000 acres in extent. It employs 1,500 persons, and on it there are two forts, thirty miles of railroad belonging to the place, three steam locomotives, many homes for the white people and the natives, a big sugar factory, and a river, which floats lighters loaded with sugar from the plantation docks to the ships on the Eagle. We have been reliably informed that a gentleman of twenty years experience in the newspaper business is figuring on starting another paper here.

If the venture is made the new paper will be a champion of "Social Democracy," or in other words a straight out democratic sheet. There is certainly a good opening for a paper of this kind in Cherokee county, as the field is entirely unoccupied at the present -Columbus Advo- cate. The Miami Republican suggests the name of Hon. Ben. Simpson, of Paola as one of the new Supreme Court Judges to be appointed by Governor Stanley.

The appointment of Judge Simpson would be the proper thing. There is not a brighter legal mind in the state. For nice, neat and tasty job work. give us a trial..

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