Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, January 31, 1902, Image 6

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I'.ubllnliril Kvcrr .Friax.
A Comprehensive Revltw ot tht Important
Happenings of tht Past Week Presented
la a Condensed Form Which Is Most
'likely 10 Prove of Interest t Our Miny
There is a movement to hold nn ox
position nt Mniilln in December next.
Tlio Manila chamber of commerco
kH tlmt Chinese, bo admitted to tho
An unknown hypnotist jnitn SjKikano
man to Bleep and doctors inn ik noth
ing to rouse him.
Prince Henry will lo given n military
farewell when ho leaves Germauy for
tho United StatcM.
Tho Princo of Wale? received a vwy
rliilliriL' retention on the occasion of
his visit in Uermany.
Investigation of the Iowa mine dis
aster discJoted the fact tlint the explo
sion was caused by too heavy a charge of
dynamite boim: placed by one of the
men who were killed.
Firo at Goldfiold, Colo., caused dam
age estimated at $30,000.
Manila hanks, refuse to accept de
posits of Mexican silver.
Colorado union miners have demand
ed tho discharge of nonunion men.
A man and his wife have been arrest
ed in San Francisco for counterfeiting.
Eight of tho colleries in the llaiel
ton district, Pa., were closed became of
high water.
It is estimated that the loss by the
recent fires in Columbus, Ohio, will
reach $500,000.
The wheat crop of the Pacific North
west for 1901 was, approximately, 44,
000,000 bushels.
Governor Taft says 15,000 soldiers
will be enough in the Philippines be
fore the close of the year.
Five hundred miners at the West End
colliery, at Mocanaqua, Pa,, went on
strike because nonunion workmen were
employed. f
All formalities for tile purchase of
tho Danish 'West Indies have been com
pleted and the treaty will be signed in
a few days.
A Cincinnati bookkeeper is almost a
quarter of a million short in his ac
counts. He contends that it is the re
sult of errors and has made most of it
Governor Taft says the situation in
the Philippines is encouraging.
Hon. Franklin Murphy was inaugu
rated governor of New Jersey.
Trince Ching will represent China at
the coronation of King Edward.
Charges have been brought against
officials of the Mineworkers' Union.
A Filipino force in Batangas prov
ineo, Philippine islands, surrendered,
Contract for repairs to the transport
Dix to the amount of $12,000 has been
John D. Rockefeller contemplates
giving the Chicago University $20,000,-
United States Senators Dolliver and
Allison were re-elected by the Iowa leg
All of the convicts who escaped from
the federal penitentiary on McNeill's
island have been recaptured.
The senate has begun debate on Phil
ippine tariff bill.
More revolutionary movements are
reported in China.
The annual convention of tho United
Mineworkers of America is in session.
Three of tho 11 convicts who escaped
from McNeil island prison have been
The istlimian canal commission re
ports in favor of the purchase of the
Panama canal.
A bankcashierof Great Falls, Mont.,
is short in his accounts, due to gam
bling in stocks.
Portland exported one-fifth of the en
tire wheat shipped from the United
States in December.
The combino of all tho leading steam
ship companies is still under discussion
by those interested.
General Bell lias determined on war
in the strictest sense in Batangas prov
ince, Philippine islands.
A great naval battle took place in
the harbor of Panama, in which the
.government lost heavily. Governor
Alban was killed.
A great diamond field is said to havo
been discovered in Idaho.
Sixty lives were lost by a boiler ex
plosion in a Spanish village.
Eleven men of tho Second infantry,
in the Philippines, are missing.
Peaco negotiations between Boers and
British are under way at Brussels.
The per capita consumption of spirits
in the United States is smaller than
any other of tho great nations.
Reginald C. Vanderhilt, of Now
York, has como into possession of $7,
500,000 loft him by his father.
J. E. Green, a St. Louis mechanic,
claims tlmt ho invented tho airship
mado famous by M. Santos Dumont, in
Paris, and that tho drawings were
stolen from him and taken to Franco 10
years ago.
Complains That Meat Contracts
Go to Argentina,
Sydney, X. S. , Jan. 28. Tho
placing of contracts in Argentina by
i the British war olllce, to supply moats
and other produce for the troops in
South Africa, has engendered extreme
irritation throughout Australasia.
This action of the imperial authorities
is regarded as evidence of reprehensible
indifference to tho claims of the colon
ies, as ill accorded with the expressions '
of imperial solidarity, as poor repay-
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and generally as grave injustice Most
of tho premiers of Australasia and the
New Postmaster General who took oath of office 'anuary 15.
premier of New Zealand have cabled to
the imperial government strong pro
tests in practically identical terms, say
ing that the two colonies are able to
sunplv the war olhce requirements in
South Africa three times over. Both
colonies, it is pointed out, have
meat than consumers, and when
are doing all in their power to
up and strengthen the empire, it
is in-
comprehensible that trade is given to
foreigners, especially Argentina, thus
bringing into the field a keen compe
titor with the people of Australasia.
The premiers further declare that they
feel such action is wrong and unfriend
ly, and that the blunder should be
promptly retrieved.
Move to Mark the Day by Services and Con.
tributlons to Memorial Fund.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 24. The request
by Governor Nash, of Ohio, has received
hearty response trom the governors of
all the states and territories invited to
join in asking the peoplo to properly
observe tho 50th anniversary of tho
birth of William McKinley. Nearly
every governor has either issued a proc
lamation or semi-officially requested
that there should be memorial services
on tho Sunday preceding January 2(ith
in all the churches, that conrtibutions
be there received, and that nil people
testify by their voluntary offerings their
love nnd devotion to the dead president.
In many states, notably Kansas, public
schools will hold special exercises and
give to the fund.
In any community where there is no
local auxiliary of tho McKinley Memo
rial Association, contributions by busi
ness, Iraternal or labor organizations,
schools or churches, may bo sent to tho
treasurer, Myron T. Hemck, Cleve
land, Ohio. Tho funds will bo applied
to tho erection of a fitting memorial
tomb to William McKinloy, over his
last resting placo at Canton 'Ohio.
Judge William R. Day, ex-secretary of
state, is president of tho association.
The Manchurian Treaty.
Pekin, Jan. 28. It is expected that
tho Manchurian treaty will he signed
within ft week. Diplomats here do not
manifest much interest in it, as thev
do not believe any written treaties in
tho slightest degreo affect tho policy of
Russia in Manchuria. A separate con
tract with tho Russo-Chineso bank so
cures to tho bank complete control of
the railroads and milled
Her Release Is Near.
Sofia, Jan. 28. The semi-official
Bulgaria announces that the American
delegates hearing the ransom for Miss
Stono, tho captive American mission
ary, havo arrived at Jumaya, and that
Miss Stono and her companion, Mmo.
Tsilka, will bo released within 24 hours
after tho money is paid.
Tired of Useless Struggle.
Pretoria, Jan. 28. Lord Kitchener
has authorized General Vilomol. a sur
rendered burgher, to raiso an additional
Boer corps of 1,500 men. General Vil
omel has written n letter to ox-President
Stoyn, warning tho latter of his
intention to form such a corns, ami
adding that tho Boers in tho concentra
tion cnmits nr.. Hrml n( i
strugglo and are determined to help tho
jjhusi) una ii.
Disaster in Iowa Cost Many Lives Several
Men Serl esly Injured.
Oskaloosa, la., Jan. 27. -Tho 1ist
Creek eoal mine was the scene, today of
a terrible disaster, which cost tho lives
of 21 miners. Eight others were seri
ously injured. The liodios of tho dead
men were recovered from tho mine, and
lie tonight In an improvised morgue
near tho scene of their destruction.
Tho injured, all of whom are frightfully
cut, bruised and burned, are under tho
enro of surireons in a tcmnornrv liosnltal
, , m.rtr
(,rwk mu, ,8 ,0 IuUo(
M)uli, 0 Oskaloosa, and three miles
north of Eddicvillo. The explosion
occurred nt tho noon hour, nnd was
what is known as a dust explosion.
The miners had just fired their usual
noon shots, one of which proved to Ihj a
fizzle, the powder ilame igniting tho
gas nnd causing tho explosion. Smoke
nnd debris were blown out of the mine
in a column 200 feet high. A part of
the top works was torn away, nnd tho
fans and cages were wrecked. This
made the .work of rescue very slow,
and it was 3 o'clock before volunteer
forces dared to venture into tho cast
entry, where the explosion occurred.
The men of tho rescue party fought
their way into tho mine, where a
shocking sight met their gaze. The
dead and injured were terribly burned
and mutilated, some of them almost
beyond recognition. Beyond where tho
bodies lay the fire was burning fiercely,
nnd for a time it was feared the work
ings would lx) wholly destroyed nnd the
bodies incinerated. Finally, however,
the (lames were subdued. The bodies
were then collected and taken to the
top of the shaft.
At the time of the explosion more
than 100 men were in the mine, but all
except those in the east entry escaped
with only slight injury. The total
property loss will be about $10,000.
Nearly all of tho men wore married
nnd leave families in poor circum
No Demonstration at St. Thomas, Danish
West Indies.
St.Thomas, D. W. I., Jan. 28. The
announcement which reached here of
tho signing of the treaty by which Don
mark sells tho Danish est Indies to
tho United States, was received quietly
There was no open manifestation, but
much anxiety prevails regarding tho
developments. Nothing official has
yet been received from Copenhagen.
Tho governor of St. Thomas has de
clined to bo interviewed.
The Danish cruiser Valkiren will re
main hero indefinitely, it is reported,
so as to guard against disturbances,
which it is believed, however, are not
likely to occur.
Plebiscite of Danish Antilles.
Washington, Jan. 28. Tho Danish
government will not take tho plcbescies
of the. Danish West Indian Islands to
determine, whether they shall bo ceded
to tho United States until tho United
States senate has ratified the treaty of
cession. This circumspection is sup
posed to m tho outcome of tho sonato's
action in rejecting a former treaty of
cession nfter Denmark had accustomed
tho islanders to tho idea of transfer.
China Repaid.
Washington, Jan. 25. Secretary Hay
today handed to Minitsor Wuadraft on
tho United States treasury for $37(5,000,
being tho value of tho silver bullion
captured by tho American marines at
Tien Tsin.
Franking Privilege Extended.
Washington, Jan. 25. Tho president
has signed tho bill providing for tho
free transportation of nil mail matter
sent by .Mrs. Ida 8. McKinloy, widow
of tho lato President McKinloy.
Plague In China,
Washington, Jan. 25, Consul Mo
Wado, at Canton, has cabled tho stato
department that there, havo been over
100 deaths from tho plaguo at film
Ting, about 250 miles south of Canton.
Commtrclal and Financial Happenings of lm.
porlance A Uriel Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Utcst Market Report
Oil has Ihmmi struck in quito a largo
quantity near Myrtle. Creek.
The telephone' lino from Union to I .a
G ramie has changed hands.
Tho net valuation of taxable promrty
in Baker county Is $3,r23,:i4ll.
Hop buyers at Salem are offering
12,li to 12.4 cents ior pound.
Tho postnlllco at Independence has
been moved Into new quarters.
Extensive tests are Udiig made with
silage at tho agricultural college.
Tho mayor of Pendleton has ordered
slot machines of all desrciptioiiH out.
A franchise has been granted for the
erection of an ulectrlu light plant at
Asbestos has lieen discovered in paying
quantities in Josephine county, near
the stato lieu.
Tho Salem school district levied an 8
mill- tax for running cxiwuscs and 1
mill for a sinking fund.
Preparations havo Is-gun for the
building of a large saw mill on Foots
creek near Grants Pass.
t Extensive preparations are lieing
made for a thorough test of tho exist
ence of oil near Monmoth.
Tho expenditures of the agricultural
college for 1001 were $41,507.03.
Total receipts, $03,285.03.
Alxmt 400 were in attendance at tho
annual convention of tho Knights of
Pythias in Pundlotou this week.
Farmers around Ontario are making
arrangements to iuiort ferrets to clean
out tho gophers, which are very Humor
ous. A new Degreo of Honor lodge has
been instituted at Milton, in Eastern
A new lumber
formed at Wasco.
company has been
It has u capital of
A company has been formed at Hunt
ington, with $1,000,000, to enter tho nil
industry in that section.
Tho Bakor City council is consider
ing tho proposition of paving tho streets
with chemically prepared wood blocks.
A small firo in La Grande a few days
ago destroyed somo proporty. Tho loss
was small, but not covered by insurance.
Tho scaffold and other arrangements
are completed for tho hanging of Dal
ton and Wado in Portland on January
Mrs. Henrietta Harrington, an early
pioneer, died at her homo nt Ely,
Clackamas county, a few days ago, aged
80 years'.
Tho Oregon Pino Company, with
headquarters at Astoria, has filed arti
cles of incorporation. Capitalization,
Woodmen of tho World are preparing
to havo a big time at Pendleton April
21-22, when 1,114 candidates will bo
Portland Markets.
Wheat Walla Walla, 690GOc; bluo
atom, Clc; vnlloy, GO'iSCOc.
Barley Feed, $17017.50; browing,
$17.60018 per ton.
Oats No. 1 whlto, $101.10; gray,
Flour Best grades, $2,7003.30 per
barrel; graham, $2.50.
MUlstuffs Brnn, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $18; chops, $17.
Hay Timothy, $11012; clover, $7
07.50; Oregon wild hay, $50C per
Mutton Lambs, 3 03 4c, gross;
dressed, C'c per pound; sheep, woth
era, 3'60314c, gross; dressed, C0C'ic
per pound; owes, 3i03c, gross;
dressed, 60Cc por pound.
Hogs Gross, 5Vc; dressed, O0C1dc
per pounu.
Veal 809c por pound.
Beef Gross, cows, 34c; steers
3,604c; dressed, 307c por pound.
nutter Creamery, 20027c por
'pound; dairy, 18020c; store, 12 0
Egg's 2O022c for cold storago;
22025c for Eastern; 28030c for fresh
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.5003;
hens, $3.6004; 8'609c per pound;
springs, 9010c per pound, $2.6003 por
dozen; ducks, $500 for young; geese,
$0.6007.60 por dozon; turkoys, live,
ll12'4c; dressod, 13014c per pound.
Cheeso Full cream, twins, 130
13'4c; Young America, 14015c.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 85c0$l.lO
per cental; ordinary, 70 080c.
Hops 8010c por pound.
Wool Valley, 11014c; Eastorn Or
egon, 8012&c; mohair, 21021c por
A Now York syndicato is negotiating
for 180,000 acres of Nova Scotia timber
Sir Ernest Cansol placed at tho dis
posal of King Edward a fund of $1,
000,000 to be used In tho crusade
against consumption in England,
Gov. Van Sant, of Minnesota, says
tho ontiro nortlnvost Is back of him In
his fight against tho Northern Pacific
merger, and tlmt ho will begin action
in tho courts at once.
Trusted llookkeeper Short I'rom $160,000 o
$400,000 In Ills Accounts.
Cincinnati. Jan. 21. Sensational re
ports were published here today of uu
nllogud shortage In tho bunks of Theo
dore llraomor, who resigned last Sun
day ns treasurer of tho J. ft. F-
. Schroth Packing Company, of this
city. Tho Htory as first published nl
leged n nhortngu or from $100,000 to
$100,000, extending over a period of
20 years, and declared that Mr. llrao-
mer hint turned over nil or inn prop
erty and chattels In trust, pending nn
examination of the bookR by exports.
llraomnr denied that thcru was any
defalcation, but admitted that he hail
turned over $72,000 In personal prop
erty to Hnrland Cleveland, his attor
ney, and Joseph W. O'llnrn, attorney
for tho J. & K. Schroth company.
While Ilraemar talked freely about
the case, the Schroths refused to
say anything, and the attorneys wore
also reticent,
llraomor Is about 45 years of age
nnd has been with tho Schroths 27
years, moBt of the time receiving $25
per week ns bookkeeper, and in ro-
emit years about twice that much as
secretary and treasurer. Tho firm
did a business of about $1,000,000 a
year, which was collected by Brno
mer. When John Schroth died, over
n year ngo, Lieutenant-Governor Carl
Nlppcrt became tho attorney of his
heirs, who Instituted an Investigation
of tho company, which Dually culmin
ated in u meeting of all Interested
parties last Sunday, nt which Urnn.
mer resigned, nnd from which tho
sensational reports of today enmn
ated. The experts Insist that they
cannot complete their work for two
or three weeks, nnd counsel nay that
m reliable statement can be made
until that time.
No reports of similar character
over created such a sensntlon In this
city, as Mr. llrnomer always hns been
regarded as a man of the highest bus
Inoss nnd social standing. Ho owns
ono of tho finest resiliences In the
city, nnd It Is furnished with nil that
nrt could supply. In all of the sensa
tional reports that have been pub
llshed no reference Is mnde to him
as n fnst man or of had habits, such
as are usually coupled with such sen
sntlpng. Tho attorneys nnd other In
terested 'persons will give no iissur
nncc that tho report of the exports
on the examination of tho books
will be mndo public when completed
nn they statu that every pnsslhlo dif
ference has already been adjusted
satisfactorily by the property that
Draemer has turned over In trust.
All tho Interested parties state that
thoy otpectod aftor tho meeting Inst
Sunday, nt which Ilraomcr resigned,
that all differences would be settled
without tho matter ever becoming
Manila Merchants Object to Restriction Law
Needed to Develop Islands.
Manila, Jan. 28. The American
chamber of commerce hero has formii
Intel an apiK-al to congress, in which
it earnestly prays for tho enactment of
laws allowing Chinese to enter the
Philippine islands under such restri
tinns us the United States Philippine
commission may enact. Tho pro-out
restrictive law concerning immigra
tion, continues the appeal, is of no
benefit to the Filipinos. Chinese, if
admitted, would enter into competition
with local labor, and their entry into
the islands is imprateively nccd.-d us
tho tobacco, hemp and sugar hinds of
tho archipelago are only partly culti
vated. Without this legislation the
country cannot be properly developed.
Building In .Manila has lieen Imdly
I retarded because of this hick of labor
ami lor iiiese reasons tint American
chamber of commerce, composed entire
ly of American citizens representing
commercial interests, respectfully re
quests immediate action in tho matter.
Doer Commando Captured.
Imdnn, Jan. 24. Iml Kitchener,
in a dispatch from Johannesburg,
Transvaal colony, says General Mathuen
overtook a Boer oemmando near Bosch
poort, nnd after a running fight of eight
miles, he captured all their wagons
nnd cattle, and 24 Bores.
i.cncrai Jtruco Hamilton mado a
night march against General Botha,
near Wilhank, but tho Heor commander
had left tho camp when the British
reached tho spot. Tlio latter, however,
captured 27 prisoners.
Spain May Have a Revolution.
London, Jan. 24. Tho Dally Mall
publishes nn alarmist dispatch from
Madrid giving tho opinions of vnrlous
prominent politicians concerning the
gloomy outlook In Spain nnd their
fears that tho coronntlon of King Al
fonso noxt May may bo tho signal for
a revolution. In addition to tho Car-
list .menaclngs, "Woylor, tho Spanish
Boulangcr, Is troubling tho wators and
playing for his own hnnd."
Caught by Falling Walls.
Mobile, Ala. Jan. 28. Fire oarly
today in tho wholesale business district
destroyed proporty to tho vnluo of at
least $300,000 and caused tho death of
two men nnd tho serious injury of three
others. 1 ho men were caught In fall
ing walls.
Fire at Kallipel.
Knllspcl, Mont., Jan. 24. Firo stnrt
ed this morning In a rcBtaurnnt and
In a very short tlmo had spread al
most over a block. An entlro row of
buildings was destroyed. Tho loss Is
figured at $10,000.
Kaiser's Gift to Harvard.
Berlin, Jan. 24. The gift of Empor
or William to Harvard University
will bo much largor than was nt first
supposed. Tho Emperor's gift con
sists of casts, and bronzes, Illustrating
ovory class of tho Gorman plastic arts
from tho Romnnosquo period to tho
rtonnalsanco. Tho ontiro cost of tho
collection will bo dofrnyed from tho
Emperor's private purse, and It Is es
timated at about 500,000 marks.
Only Awalli Kallllratlnn by the Senala
Price to He Paid Is Hellcved to IU In
the Neighborhood of I'lva Millions ol
Dollars People of the Islands to Have
Voice in Question of Cession.
Washington, Jan. 25. Tho trunty of
cession of the Danish West Indies from
Denmark to the United Slides wa
signed at the stato department yester
day by Secretary Hay and ConstuutU
llruii, the Danish minister. Tim
treaty will 1st submitted to the s-ffiinU
for ratification Immediately.
Following the invariable ml in turh
cases the state department officials de
cline to make public any of the detail
of the treaty, so that It Is not Kiudhlw
to state xsitivcly the prim to Ihj paid,
though it Is believed to 1st in tli neigh
Imrhood n( $5,()(H),()(HI. It Is known
also that Denmark has abandoned th
position she mis inclined to occupy to
ward the conservation of tho political
rights of the Inhabitants of tho Islands
and leaves to the I'nited States a frco
baud to deal with them without pledgw
of American citizenship or of frro tradu
privileges. So It Is presumed that tli
status of tho Danish West Indian
Islands, politically and commercially,
should the treaty be ratified, will l-v
similar to that of Porto Rico. Having
gained these points in the negotiations,
the state department olllclals bellow
the treaty is certain to receive tho ap
proval of the I'nited States senate.
The now treaty is peculiar In that it
will require action not only by the sen
ate ami the Danish rigsdad, but by thu
United States house of representative.
as well, hinco It will bo necessary for
the house to supply tho needed appro
priation to defray the expenses of pur
chase. It Is regarded as u strong point
by the (miners of the treaty that tho
people of tho Danish West Indies are to
have a voice in this qutesiou of cossoin.
The treaty itself does not contain
any reference to u plebiscite, but tho
Danish government has ghen notlcv
that before it ratifies the treaty it will
submit the question of ceslson to thu
IK'iiple of the islands. Not much objec
tion is expected here from these people,
us the treaty is so fratneil that tlmy are
not called on to surrender their Danish
allegiance, and they may remain Danes
lii fact and' in "name while enjoying
whatever advantages, in a commercial
way, mn)rcsult from a transfer of thu
islands to tho United States. Thu
plebiscite will not 1st controlled in any
case by tho Uniti-d States. It Is stated
distinctly that the Danish government
itself will take stops to ascertain the
incliutiiiou of the people of the islands
Isefuro tho final steps In the transfer uru
Audience (iranled by the Chinese Emperor
to the Foreign Ministers.
I'ekin, Jan. 25. The mlnistersof tho
foreign powers hero havo attained thu
goal which has Is-eu their aim since In
tercourse between China and tho pow
ers ls-gan. They havo been received as
representatives of sovereigns equal in
rank to tho Chinese emperor. The
audiences yesterday between tho minis
ters and the emperor were held In thu
innermost large hall of the Forbidden
City. I'lio emperor sat upon u dins Isj
hind u table. There were four princes
at thu hack of his chair, and a do.ets
olllclals on each side. The dowager
empress was concealed by a screen, nc
cording to stories of tho attendants, and
remained invisible. The audience
chamlHir was furnished ornately, in
contrast to tho dingy rooms which
served flir these audiences under tho
old regime. The secretaries translated
tho addresses of the ministers, copies of
which wore handed to the emperor.
Tho replies were delivered by Prince
Ching. Tho omeror was sllont
throughout tho audience, and remained
stolid and impassive.
I'ormerly tho emperor replied to tho
ministers in Manchii, and thn'prlnco
interpreted what ho said. Today ho
appeared as an automaton, and tho sec
retaries of tho foreign ministers, who
were present, roiiort that ho looked
weaker, less Intellectual and milder
than previous to the siege.
British Force Surrendered.
Pretoria. .Tnn. it. A nnrfv nf ftFI Tin.
tlves, cscortod by 25 Imperial Yeoman
ry, wuru Hiirpriseii recently uy 150
Boors nt Llndlquesprult. Aftor n gal
lant resistance in which six of tho
Boors nnd ono of tho British force
wore killed, tho lattor Wont fnrnil ti
surrondor. Four of tho unarmed na
tives wore shot in cold blood.
Accident Caused by Fog,
Omaha, Jan, 27. W. L. Hinw.irt.
yard foreman, was killed and six others
injured in a freight wreck in tho Bur
lington vards in this eltv
Thu wreck was caused by a heavy fog.
Colombia Wants Fremh Ounboats.
Paris, Jan. 27. Thu eovormnnnt. of
Colombia has offered to purchase n
number of obsolete I 'ranch LMiiihnnts.
Tho negotiations havo thus far had no