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TITE CmAITA DAILY' lH313t SATURDAY , OCTOBER 24 , 1800.
rnnipllih tint object , The ne In
Ha nlmo-t duo touth of Alglm , at a distance.
ot About GOO mllci. ftiid Are the keys of nil
the trade rnulr * from the Mediterranean to
the Niger country and the sreat negro sul
tanates around LaUo Chad. Nominally thny
arc under the sovereignty ot Morocco ; but
the Hlmdnwy clnlm of the mittan at Fez is
not to bo considered an an obstacle to the
Advance ot the French compared with the
possible opposition of the robber tribes of
Tturcgs , who Inhabit the Inhonpltablo Sa
hara. The occupation of these placeby
the French would bn a step toward the
realization of the gitat project of a railway
from Alglcru to Tlmbiictoo. Much water will
run down hill , however , before the accom
plishment ot that project.
Whllo not denying the Importance , from A
political Ma ml point of Ru-sln's new rail
way across Siberia , English exporters and
Bhlpplng men assert that not for many
yearn , If ever , will It become nn appreciable !
factor In International commeicc. The road ,
tloy say , will make posslblo th& transfer ot
troopH and , perhaps , of n few favored pas-
cngers from St. Pcterjburg tt > th Pacific
In ten days , but It- facilities for moving
freight .110 of Iho muni primitive nnd In
adequate kind. This I * trtlo of Iho oldest
and brsl equipped railways ! n Ru-ala. It
tulles a wiek for goods to reach Moscow
from the enpltnl , and the tlmo on the new
road will bo at least thirty dnyc , which ,
taken In connection with the much higher
freight rulf , will mnko competition with the
Eiigllr.li steamship lines out of the question.
During the last few week- series of ex
periment ! ! have been made at Lydd. In Eng
land , with a new explosive and a new pro-
Jcptlli ; for artillery purposes. The tilals ,
made both by night and by day , firing at
fixed and moving object * , have given very
Important results , It Is raid , the projectile
having produced effects far greater than
any now In use , mid the now explosive
proving Itself exceedingly powerful , with
out giving out any smoke. In consequence
of the success of these experiments , large
quantities of Dm projectiles and the now
explosive nro lo bo manufactured at Iydd
under the supervision of a committee of
nitlllery offlcci-s. Tho-o that were used In
the itccnt experiments were prepared In
n neighborhood nt ft llttlo distance from
the coast , nbout two miles from any hab
itation , and patrols wcro kept night and
day watching to prevent any curious per
sons approaching the neighborhood. If this
new explosive meets Engll-h expectations
It will bo nn Important discovery , and hence
the military world will wall further In
formation with much Interest.
* * *
A formidable expedition Is being organized
in southern Algeria , with the object of
taking definite possession of the fertile
oasis ot Touat , which has long been nom
inally a French possession. It was orig
inally Intended that the expedition should
consist of 3,000 men , but the number has
now been reduced to 1,600 of the rank and
Mlo and seventy UHcors. Moro than n
thousand camels nnd nearly -lOOyhorseo will
bo employed , and the commissariat will
bo organized on ft largo scale. In consequence
quence of Iho unproductive character of
much of the ground that has to bo tra
versed. An expedition of this character
has been In contemplation for same time by
the French government , and It Is hoped
that such n considerable display of force
will hnvo the effect of preventing all op
position from the native tribes which have
not yet < iubmlttcd to French rule.
There IB n man who Hlla forlorn ;
lie nndH It , ns the seasons 150.
Too lute to mow the lawn nt morn ,
Too curly still to nliovcl nnow. .
IMrult Trllump. i
She Is \vllhotiUHomo Intellect ,
Nor quite- devoid of urnco ;
But she ROCS nnd blunts her prospects with
The powder on her face.
The drnmntlc Indy wn nlwnya
limit over heel' In debt !
Slio changed her net to hocln over bend ,
And straightway out wnx let.
Though life la full of politics
Onu fiul still holds thn bat :
Tin- fat folkH trying to get thin
The thin ones to gel fat.
The fnrmer'fl boy meelH with dlmlaln
The orchards autumn call :
Ilu'd rather ntcnl the apples green ,
Than pick them In the fall ,
Pet roll I'rec
Thn melnnrholy days hnvo come ,
When ho nnd bin heart's desire
in ml U too cold to hang on tbc gate ,
And too warm to spoon by the tire.
Cloiclaml rialn Dealer.
'TIs strange to understand
How things will follow suit ;
You usk the daughter' * linnd
You got tbc father's foot.
'TIs oft asserted solemnly ,
That two and two mnko four ;
You'll find by closely watching me ,
They mnko a whole lot more.
'Coercion" 'tis a charming word
To popocrntlc cars :
It serves to cheer the fainting1 heart
And scatter petty fears.
A sov'relgn balm for thinning- ranks ;
A plaint for every curco ;
A reason for McKlnley cheers
Llo In that word "coerce. "
The pictures that from windows peer ;
The badges that wo wear ;
The hats nnd cnnos of marching1 clubs ,
The banners that wo bear ;
Are nil explained by "sllvorltea"
As "forced" to make n show ,
Hut fall to tell the sontlmcnt ,
Or how the vote will go.
And so thn hours glide on apace ,
Anil still thn tnla Is told
Of labor's rights , nnd money's wrongs ,
And IlrUlsh greed mul gold.
And wn'rn " "
"coerced" to listen on
Till tbo election's o'er ,
Wbon tlmnks to Qotli the "silver chost'
Will peep nor mutter more.
For labor's voice , nnd labor's votes ,
1 And city , farm and town
Will surely "torco" .McKlnley up ,
Anil "force frco silver down.
LOOKS LIKE COFFEE
Hut Made of N'ntnre'M I'uro Gralii-
The ancient Germans were a sturdy race ,
and history records that they were great
users of grains In their dally food.
Persona who stick to a plentiful diet of
grains , bread , meat and fruits are reason
ably sure to keep well. Much butter or
sweets should bo avoided , as the starch ot
the food Is turned to sugar and finally to
fat. Tea and coffee make themselves felt
with thousands of Americans of the present
day. They delay digestion , as shown in
Ute experiments , and this fact explains the
cause of the serious disorders which fre
quently come to old and steady tea and
A now drink , called "Postum Cereal. " haa
lately been produced by a. careful prepara
tion of the grains , nnd It poscsses tbu Im
portant elements of being fac-slmllo In looks
of the finest Mocha coffee , has a rich , pun
gent flavor and Is easily digested by the
weakest stomacho. It is n nourishing food
drink of the most perfect character and Is
quickly taken Into the system and Into the
circulation. The makers claim that "It
makes red blood , " and results justify thn
claim. U Is especially good for the pro
duction of n clear skin , through which the
coursing rod blood can bo.-evu In pink and
ruddy flashes , producing that charming com-
ploxlon so much admired in the thoroughly
healthy woman or man.
"Postum" can be used by the children as
well as the adults , and the chicks become
very fond of their "coffee. " Doing com
posed of grains alone , It Is absolutely pure
and healthful , ft natural food drink , and Is
inailo by the Postum Cereal Co. , Llm. , ot
Dattlo Creek , Mich.
There | s but ono genuine/original / Postum
Cereal coffee , with a multitude of linlta
tlons offered as "Just ai good. "
( MORES' COSTLY COUNSEL
Mortgage Tnkon on Everything to Fco a
Lawyer to No Purpose.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST AN ATTORNEY
Freil Wiioilnnr.l Alli-nc.1 to llnvc t.nlil
niHcvU l.tulilc tit nUl.nrinont
1'rofffilliiK" liy III" Ac-
llotiM lit ( he CHMO.
LINCOLN' , Oct. 23. ( Special. ) While the
Couturcs , husband and wife , ore lying
In the county Jail because they dld not
have the money to ray ft fine , Fred Wood-
'ward , son of the prosecuting attorney , Is
enjoying his liberty and exulting over the
fact that ho holds n note for $100 se
cured by r. mortgage on the Couturcs' In
terest In Iho corn and potatoes now grow
ing or grown on the eighty acres ot land
upon which tu ! family have been resid
ing.Tho manner In which Fred Woodward
became connected with the defense In this
case , according to the Couturcs nnd the
documents InTiln possession , Is reported to
be decidedly peculiar. After having talked
with the prosecuting witness and obtain
ing from him all the evidence that ho re
lied upon to prosecute his case , Woodward
then took the defense and attempted to
defeat Justice , In order that ho might pro
cure $100 from ft family already on the
verge of going to the poor farm.
Several lawyers In the city arc authority
for the statement that young Woodward has
placed himself In ft position to be dis
barred and that action In that direction will
probably be taken.
The Ooo.l Templars , who began their
thirty-first annual session yesterday artd ,
continued until noon today , listened to
nn address by Dr. D. II. Mann , head of
the order of the world , at the Grace Meth
odist Episcopal church last evening. A. O.
Wolfenbargcr presided. I'rnf. A. U. Huck-
1ns conducted the musical services , nnd In
this was ably accompanied by Mrs. Nellie
Richardson. Dr. Mann characterized the
liquor questlivi as paramount to all others.
America would never rise to her true nnd
destined heights until drunkenness had be
come a thing of the past. A temperance
revival will be started In Lincoln some
tlmo In Ntvember nnd It Is expected that
much good will bo clone.
Omaha People In Lincoln At the Lin-
doll : M. F. King. At the Capital : W.
U. Howard. J. E. North. At the Lincoln :
J. J. Olbson and wife. J. U. Hush , W. II.
McCue. Walter E. Wood , E. F. Jordan , A.
HUUKl'TIOX TO Mil. AMI MltS. 1IKI3.
IntcrcHlliiK Social AfTuIr I'nrtlrltmtril
tit l.y Valley County Clllai-iin.
NORTH LOUP , Neb. , Oct. 23. ( Special. )
Ono ot the most enjoyable social events
of the season was the reception given at
the residence of Nehemlah Dee last even
ing In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Bee , who were married at the residence of
the bride's parents , twenty miles north-
cast of this city , by Rov. Mr. Hardaway
of Ord Thursday. A committee' of women
representing the Young Married People's
club arranged an elaborate program of
songs , recitations and Instrumental music ,
which was carried out In a manner doing
much credit to the performers. A hand
some nnd substantial rocker was presented
by the club , Mr. A. II. Uabcock making
the presentation speech. A fine collection
ot presents was contributed by near friends
Among those present wcro : Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Temple , Mr. nnd Mrs. Hiram
Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge Worth , Mr. and
Mrs. N. lice. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hurley.
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. II. Uabcock , Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Thorngato , Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Loot-
bourrow , Mr. and Mrs. Earl Watts , Mr.
and Mrs. Orell Van Horn , Mr. and Mrs.
Charlea Thorngote. Mr. and Mrs. John
Chatficld , Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis , Mr.
and MrS. Wesley Hittchlns , Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Thorngate , Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Holman , Mr. and Mrs. Manford Potter , Mr.
anil Mrs. Charles Harbor , Mr. nnd Mrs.
Jason Green , Mr. and Mrs. Gullford Hutch-
Ins , Mr. nnd Mrs. Will Maxson , Mr. and
Mrs. Orvllle Ilurdlck , Mr , and Mrs. Gaylord
Thorngatc. Mrs. S. A. Parks , Mrs. Eva
Hill , Mrs. Nora Clement , Mrs. Jessie Dab-
cock , MUs Mlnnlo Clement. Miss Breezy
Parks. Miss Gertie Hurley , Miss Ida Shel
don , Miss Nellie Temple , Miss Jennlo Hoc ,
Miss Cora Davis , Miss Ruth Clement , Mlsa
Ella Habcock , Ilurchard Lnofbourrow , Otto
Hill. Guy Clement , Vernlo Robblns , Cecil
Loofbourrow and Judson Hill. At the close
of the regular program tbo guests wcro
regaled with a substantial lunch.
I'liittHiiioutli WuniL'u Tnlk IluxIncNN.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Oct. 23. ( Spe
cial. ) This afternoon the Plattsmouth
Woman's club met In regular session at
the homo of "Mrs. Perry Walker , and a
very Interesting and Instructive program
was rendered. The department under con
sideration was "Household Economics , "
under the leadership of Mrs. II. D. Travis.
An essay entitled "Healthful Foods" was
read by Mrs. Travis which was replete
with Information and valuable &uggc.stlons ,
and concluded with ft very witty poem.
Mrs , 0. M. Hutler" had prepared a paper on
"Healthful Drinks" which would have done
the dear men great good to have heard. Mrs ,
G. F. S , Uurton's essay on "dclciittfis Do
mestic Ventilation" was exceedingly good
and richly embellished with a few very
appropriate anecdotes. The whole depart
ment then engaged In an excited discus
sion ot "How I Clean House , " showing tha't
they were well up In the art. The
next rcgula meeting will bo held under the
auspices of the department of English lit
erature , under , the leadership of Miss OIlvo
SiirprlKcd Their FrlciKlN.
FREMONT. Oct. 23. ( Special. ) Michael
Herman nnd Virginia Reattlo of Nlckcrson
wcro married hero yesterday afternoon by
Rev. N. Chestnut of the Presbyterian
church. Herman Is a largo real estate
owner and extensive farmer. Ho came to
Dodge county In 1857 and has resided hero
continually since. Ho has been treasurer
of Nlckcrson school district slnco Its or
ganization. He is 69 years of ago and his
brldo 51. The wedding' was ft complete sur
prise to the relatives and friends of both
parties. Herman has a largo family of
grown children and grandchildren.
I'roKrc-xo of llrumi Count ) ' * Fnlr.
AINSWOIITH. Neb. , Oct. 23 , ( Special Tel
egram. ) Nothing happened today to mar
i 01 ino pcopio wuo attended tbo
fair. The weather was very fine , not n
cloud to bo soon. Many races were run In
n very satisfactory manner. Many fine ex
hibits were made and tlioso who visited
the grounds went homo with tbo satisfac
tion that Drown is ono of the best produc
ing counties in Nebraska , Tomorrow being
the last day , great preparations wcro made
to have It excel any previous day.
Krcinont Sovlul Club < l | 'iin tlif Sriinoii
FREMONT , Oct. 23. ( Special. ) The So
cial club gave the first ball ot the season
at Masonic hall last evening. There was
u very largo attendance and the ocacslon
was a social success. The club will give
dances at Intervals during the winter.
Mir.U' AVOHKI2KS IN .SKSSIO.V.
Third Annual Conference Ili-ulim 11
Ttvo On'H' Mooting.
CINCINNATI , Oct. 23. The third annual
conference of the Federated Metal Trades
of America began & two days' session herewith
with the following representatives : J. S.
O'Connell ot Chicago of the International
Association of Machinists and third vice
president ot the American Federation of
Labor ; William Anderson of St. Louis of
thn Metal Polishers and Hrass Workers ; L.
R. Thomas of Ptttsburg of the Pattern
Workers' National league ; Leo Jounaon of
Kansas City , president of the Federated
trade- ; John Choler y of Chicago of tbo In
ternational Iliotherhood ot Blacksmiths , and
Joseph Valentine of San Francisco , vice
president of the Iron Moulders' Union of
The federation U considering plans more
cloiuly concentrating the workers of the
allied metals , and Is hearing statements
from thu different national organizations In
WOHI.D'S FAIU DIPLOMAS HIMTIINHH
Vive Hundred mill Sixteen of the t'rr-
( Iflrntrft of Merit triiHnliurtl.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 23. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The Treasury department has re
ceived 616 Columbian World's Kalr medals
and diplomas awarded to exhibitors In the
United States , which hnvo been returned by
the Poaloffico department bee-use the parties
to whom they were sent cannot bo found.
Among the diplomas thus returned arc :
Nebraska John Lope. Silver Creek ; George
Baker , Silver Creek ; John Patterson , Rush-
vlllc ; Peter Hanson , Flllmore ; E. I ) . Me-
Kcnncy , Clarks ; John Stevens , Fremont ; U.
P. Bush , Ilrown ; Mart Broadwell , Lyons ;
John Swanson , Aldn ; Falrllehl Creamery
company , Ituskln ; Frank Carlslse , Genes ;
Charles Canabal , Albion ; Lewis Cold wall ,
Iowa Mrs. F. Hutchlnson , Cedar Rapids ;
C. T. Lambert. Mills county ; B. WragK.
Crcston ; M. Wllcox. Shelby ; L. S. Rockwell ,
Hockwcll ; A. H. Crane. Corning ; S. U.
Brothers. Emerson ; 3. S. Peterson , Crcsco ;
S. H. Brown & Son , Emerxon ; Mechanlcs-
vllle Creamery , Mcchanlcsvllle.
South Dakolo S. Sandron , Worthing ; M.
Sangrcson , Worthing ; Mrs. A. P. Johnson ,
< Sloux Falls ; J. Way. Sioux Falls ; A. Lewis ,
Sioux Falls ; W. Brlgham. Ellis ; D. Ben
jamin , Bcresford ; Isaac Ball , George Has-
tell , L. Wilson , J. Burnham , J. M. Frye
nnd Fred Barons. Watertown ; W. Anderson ,
nnd C. Scott , Scotland ; A. Bland , Silver
Head ; North Star Mining company. Huby
Camp ; C. Bullock , Brooklngs ; Hobcrt Cow-
ler. Evans ; W. Collar , Desmct ; H. Hanson ,
YanktonjM. A. Uoblnson ; George Hurley and
J. M. Johnson , Mitchell ; William Cook ,
Elkton ; E. Hutgen , Tyndall.
Dr. Henry Van Ostrand. has been op
pointed a pension examining surgeon nt
Ynnkton , S. D. , and Dr. C. II. Fell , nt Ilock
Springs , Wyo.
IMjHXTV OK ( JOLIJ IX ALASKA.
fiovernor of tin- Territory II.NIICN
Iti'liort to the Government.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 23. James Slieakloy ,
governor of Alaska , In his annual report to
the secretary ot the Interior , says : There Is
great encouragement In the outlook for the
Alaskan gold mines. During the year ended
the 1st of this month $2,300,000 In gold bul
lion has been taken from the mines , the
greater part being the product of low grade
ores , much ot which yielded less than $4
per ton. Almost any grftdo of ores now can
bo worked at n profit there. Confidence In
Alasktv as a gold-producing country In
creases with the development ot her re
A number of gold-bearing quartz ledges
and placer deposits have been discovered
In the Sltka district and several arc under
ilovclopment with good prospects. The gold
placers of the Yukon region continue "to
attract attention of gold miners nnd fortune
scokors , but no rich discoveries liavo been
reported from there.
Several wild reports , the governor says ,
have started rushes of several seekers to
tbo Cook's Inlet gold fields during the sum
mcr , but only to meet disappointment and
hardship and the people are getting hack
out of the district. The governor believes ,
however , that there are paying deposits
The report makes a plea , for the repeal of
the present liquor prohibition law , which
baa been demoralizing In Its effects and vlo
latcd In every community , and urges the
enactment of a high license law with suit'
On the subject of the fur seal agreement
the governor says : "Tho concurrent regu
latlons agreed upon by a majority of the
tribunal of arbitration for the protection of
the fur seal tn Bering sea having entirely
failed to effect the Intended protection , or
to prevent the destruction of these animals ,
pelagic scaling In any way will result In
thu extermination of the entire race within
ft few years. "
A'MV 1'oxtiiiiiNter lit Iu I'orte City.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 23. The president
today appointed E. Duke Nnvcn postmas
ter ftt La Porto City , la. , vice C. W. Uav-
lln , removed after an Investigation showing
a small shortage In accounts.
HOMY OiS TO JUM3AU I ? Oil 1IUUIAI ,
Setinntloiiul Seiitii'l ( o the ftulelile o
flu * AliNcoiullnsr Hunker.
JUNEAU , Wls. , Oct. 23. H seems as
though the sensations In the Rambusch
case were never to end. A telegram ro
celvcd from Frcderlcksburg , stating tha' '
the officials there had decided to bury Ham
busch's body where It was found , stortet
the story that ho had not committed suicide
It was Intimated here that the body hai
not been Identified and there was no proo
that It was the absconding banker's. Mrs
Rambusch was afraid that the tnsuranci
companies would not accept the IdontI
llcatlon and she telegraphed the authorities
lo forward the body at once. A tclcgran
was received In reply stating that the body
had been forwarded already.
Another report which caused some excite
mcnt was to the effect that certain pco
pie wcro arranging to got hold of the body
when It arrived here and prevent its burla
before it had been strung upon a tree It
the court house yard. Not much stock was
taken In the story by Mr. Rambusch'i
friends , but It was feared that trouble mlgh
ensue if It was allowed to spread and the
people who were doing the talking were
promptly told that any such attempt wouli
bo resisted by arms , If necessary. It Is
not believed that there will be any dls
turbancc , but It Is not likely that there wll
bo a regular funeral. The remains are ex
pected to arrive some tlmo tomorrow or
Sunday and they will probably be taken dl
reel from the train to the burial place.
KlrcH of n Day.
CLEARWATER , Neb. , Oct. 23. ( Special
Telegram. ) This town was vleltcd by a
destructive fire last evening , destroying al
most an entire block In the business portion.
The fire originated In the ofilco of the Clearwater -
water Message and spread rapidly , and the
destruction of the business portion of the
town was only avoided by the absence o
wind and heroic work of citizens. J. E
Hughes' loss. * 500 ; C. M. Tyson. J1.600
Phillips & Marwood , ' 3,000 ; Stockwcll .
Chase , J500.
HlNhop Wliliiple TnUt'.i a Wife.
> 'EW YORK. Oet. 23. Rt. Rev. Henry
Benjamin Whlpple , bishop of Minnesota , the
"St. John of the Wilderness , " whom the
Indians of the northwest years ago named
"Straight Tongue , " was married yesterda >
In St. Bartholomew's church. The brldo Is
Mrs. Evangcllno Simpson , widow of the late
millionaire cotton manufacturer ot Massa
chusetts. She Is about 35 years of age. The
groom Is 71
BOTH SUBJKGMO ONE LAW
Wheat and Silver Bo& tif Nftluro's ' Inoxom-
blo Measure ojT Value.
SUPPLY AND DEMAND flEGULATE PRICE
from ( Juxuuiinurnl
Olio of fl Clilcf 11r > unite
CouccrnlnrT lite 13f-
of Sound 'Money.
"A Word ns to Wbino Prices" Is the tlllo
of a sliort essay by JohnUlydc of the United
States Department of Agriculture , Into cx <
pert special agent of the eleventh census
In charge of the statistics of agriculture.
Mr. Hyde says :
In the twenty-eight years' ending June
30 , 1S95 , the United Stales exported more
than two billions (2.005,221ir.l ( ) of bushels
of wheat and 219 )02,112 ) barrels of flour , nil
of It of domestic production and equivalent
In the agrcgate to more than three billions
(3,067.027.093) ( ) ot bushels of wheat. For
thc. e enormous exports It received over
three billions (3,193$23,49j ( ) of dollars In
gold or Us equivalent , the average export
prlco for the entire period being $1.011 per
bushel In gold.
The expression "In gold" Is used because
from the beginning ot the period under con
sideration down to the end of 1R7S the prices
of all commodities wore expressed In cur
rency that was continually fluctuating In
value. While not nearly so loNf * as during
the critical stages of the war , the currency
dollar was still worth only from cy.7 cents
to 74.3 cents In 1867 , from 82.4 cents to
90.3 cents In 1S70 , and so on until , at the
end ot 1S7S , the approaching resumption
of specie payments raised It to par. During
the first few years of the period under
consideration $3 In currency wus worth
very llttlo more than " 2 of the money of
the other civilized nations of the world , to
whom we were disposing of our Immense
surplus stocks and ftorii whom wo were
purchasing such commodities as wo our
selves wore In need of. Hefore. therefore ,
the prices of American products at any time
from 1862 to 1878 can bo compared with the
prices of similar articles In other countries
or at other times , they have to be reduced
to their vnluc In the money of commerce.
As the principal brjad-plant of all civ
ilized nations , wheat U a product the price
of which U peculiarly sensitive to temporary
Influences. For that reason It can be con
sidered most advantageously and most fairly
In periods of five years , n period sufficiently
long to reduce minor oscillations to their
true relative Importance and yet not too
long to show the effect ot any really sig
FIOUUKS OF TWENTY-EIGHT YEAIIS.
Dividing the period under consideration
(1S67 ( to 1895) ) Into five terms of five yearn
each , and ono term , the last , of thrco years ,
wo get the following result :
July 1. 1W7 , to Juno JO , 1S72. ,
July 1 , 1872 , to Juno :0 1S77.
July 1 , 1S77 , to Juno ro , 1SS2.
July 1 , IMS , to June .TV 1S57. ,
July 1. 18S7. to Juno m. , is.12.
July 1. 1882 , to JutlW JO. 1S95.
Total ! ! . ' !
The most * noteworthy Xnature of the forego.
Ing table. , next to Its stupendous aggregates ,
1s the fact that It was not during the five
years Immediately p'reeodlng 1S73 , but from
1877 to 1882 that wo racclved the highest
average prlco per biubal , 1\AMt , During
that period our expqrtyfcro : larger than at
ar.y other time In thi twenty-eight years
under consideration. Our wheat was not
brought Into the nhmcl actlro competition
with the wheat of , othr countries that U
has slnco had to encounter. It was In great
demand , and. In obedience to n law as In
exorable as the law of nravltatlon , H" Pr'co '
rose to even a higher qrogo than prevailed
from 18,117 , to 1872. . , , . ,
nut Is Itnot true ihat 'during this last
mentioned pcrldd. 1SG7-U ) IS72 , wheat rose
to an exceedingly high prlco ? Was It not
the case that throughout almost the entire
first half of 1868 No. 1 spring wheat was
worth In Chicago from * 1.93 to " 2.1fi per
bushel , and No. 2. from $1.80 to $2.10 > i.
currency prices ? This Is true , and It Is a
fact which the wheat grower Is not Iti the
least danger of forgetting. Hut ho does not
so readily remember , nor Is he so frequently
reminded , that before the end of the follow
ing year (1809) ( ) No. 1 spring wheat was worth
In the same market only from 83 ccnu to
8S cents , and No. 2 from 7G 4 cents to SO
cents per bushel , currency prices , equivalent
only to from 03 cents to 72 % cents per
bushel In gold , and this In the face ot a
slight Increase In the \aluo of silver. This
period of low prices lasted about eight
months , and was brought to an end not by
any change In the value of silver , nor by
any legislation affecting the currency , but
simply by the breaking out of the war be
tween Franco and Germany , which paralyzed
the agricultural operations of two of the
greatest nations of the world and aided
slightly by deficient harvests In one or two
other countries , speedily sent up the price
of wheat In Liverpool 30 cents per bushel.
In the United States wheat began to rise
tbo moment war was teen to bo Inevitable ,
and wlthlu sixty days It had advanced 30
cents per bushel and flour $1.25 per barrel.
The net result of these various oscillations
In values was that rather less than $1.17
per bushel constituted the average export
prlco of wheat In the United States during
I'EIUOI ) .
July 1 , 1M7 , to Juno 30 , JS72.
July i , ib72 , to Juno ; o. 1877.
July 1 , 1S77 , to Juno SO , 1SS2.
July 1 , 1SS2 , to Juno no , ihS7.
July 1 , US7. to Juno ? .o. 1892.
July 1 , IS'Jto Juno 30 , 1S33. ,
July a , IMC
October 9 , 1S9G.
Compnrlton on basla of 100 represfntlng m
the flvo years oadlng Juno 30 , 1S72.
The second period of flvo fiscal years ex
tends from July 1 , 1872 , to Juno 30 , 1877.
This Is ono of the periods that witnessed
an extraordinary Impulse to wheat growing
was 115.000,000 bushels ( or nearly one-half )
greater than the crop of 1872. The annual
requirements of our own population had not
Increased la the meantime to the extent
of moro than 25,000,000 bushels , and had It
not been for the astonishing capacity of
foreign nations to nbsorn our surplus pro
duction , A big drop In prices would Inev
itably have occurred. As U was , however ,
the Average export prlco for the entire period
showed n fulling off of less ( ban 3 cents
per bimhel , ns compared with the prccrdlng
The period from July , 1S77 , to June. 1882 ,
has already been referred to. The average
In the United States. The acreage devoted
to wheat In this country In 1876 was nearly
7.000,000 acre * ( or moro than one-third )
greater thin In 1S72 , nnd the crop of 1877
price of wheat during tht-e five years wai
6.2 cents per bushel higher than the average
of the preceding five years , and even higher
by 2.3S cent- per bushel than during the
period from 1SG7 to 1872. which preceded
the so-called demonetization ot silver. The
reason Is to be found In R nerloim failure
of crops In western Europe. The years
1S70-'S1 > lelded In the United Kingdom the
smallest crops of any three years since 1S2 ,
nnd It was regarded an matter of great
satisfaction In that country that an abun
dant surplus In the United States prevented
the prices of wheat and ( lour from rising
any higher than they did. It Is worthy ot
note that In 1SG7-'GS the failure of crops
In Great Britain , which the United State-
was not able to make good out of Its o\\n
surplus , caused nn advance In price of no
less than 42 cents per bushel. The still
moro complete crop failure of 1S79-'S1 , how
ever , was nt once made good by enormous
Importations ( the largest on record , even
down to the present time ) from the United
Statennd the price of wheat In the United
Kingdom rote only 4',4 cents per bushel.
These nre facts that cannot be disputed , and
they have n tremendous significance In
showing how prices arc made.
WHEN PRICES WENT DOWN.
Tills brings us to the beginning of nn
era that , notwithstanding certain marked
oscillations , may bo described as ono of
gradually falling prices. The average prices
on the farm In 18S2 nnd 1SS3 , and again In
1SSS , 1SDO nnd 1SDI , were substantially higher
than the average In 1878. and for the crops
of the flvo years. 1SS7-)1 ! ) , taken collectively ,
the farmer received neatly 2 cents per bushel
moro than for the crops of the years
18S2-'SG. The general tendency , however ,
was clearly downward.
On oramtnlng In detail the statistics for
this period we find that the exports of wheat
In 18S2 and 1SS3 averaged HO.OOO.-
000 bushels less than In 1SS1. the
very first year of the period
wo nro now considering being thus marked
by an enormous falling off In the demands
of foreign countries for our wheat. The
American farmer had. however , become so
thoroughly Imbued with the Idea that the
capacity of foreign nations to absorb our
surplus production was practically unlimited
that ho continued for ten years longer to
raise wheat In steadily Increasing quanti
ties , the production from 1SS2 to 1SSG being
raoro than 137,000,000 bushels greater , thflii
In the preceding five > enrn , and that from
18S7 to 1831 greater again by over 121,000.-
009 bushels than from 1SS2 to 1SSG. Had
production stood fctlll In other countries
Its Increase In the United States would
not , of Itself , have brought down prices ;
but at the same time that It was Increasing
rapidly In the Dakota * , Minnesota , Kansas ,
California , nnd elsewhere. Russia. India , and
Argentina wcro all adding largely to the
Total o.\ ports of Avurngu
domestic ' "lieut Total vnliio li prlco tier
and Hour In bus. _ bmlu'l
201.516 Wll 23r.rG9U.G73 Jl.liW !
3C5.X39.501 397 KI3.0SS 1.1411
Ki7 32 1. MO
60I.OOS.4S1 391.16.-.719 7847
' .067.0i7 9.3
wheat supply ot the world. Russia's ex
ports of 371,250,000 bushels from 1SS2 to
18SC Increased to 527,210.000 bushels
during the next flvo years. This Increase
has continued with a brief Intermission
down to the present time and the exports
from Hussln. last year amounted to no less
than 145,996.000 bushels. Prior to 1881 the
wheat exports ot Ilrltlsb India were totally
Insignificant , but from 1882 to 1891 that
country rent to the markets of the world the
largo aggregate of 327,391.024 bushel * .
Equally rcmarkablo has been the Increase
In the exports of wheat from Argentina.
From 1882 to 18S6 , Inclusive , they amounted
to only 11,662.221 bushoK but In
the succeeding five- years they Increased
to 44,290,606 bushels , whllo In the four years
last past (1S92 ( to 1895) ) they have reached n
total ot nn less than KiS.lS2.On3 bushels.
Even Canada , that in ISSi. 1889 and 1890
was an Importing country , has. during the
last four years poured Into the already burstIng -
Ing granaries of the world over 40,000,000
buehpls of wheat. Nor must It be supposed
for a moment that all the great whcat-con-
Bumlng nations of the world have materially
curtailed their own production. Whllo this
has been the case In thu United Kingdom ,
Austria-Hungary , normally and Franco have
within the last half dozen years produced
some of the largest crops In their history.
U Is also Important to note that the new
supplies of wheat have been sent to the
world's markets mainly from countries
where the cost of production or at least the
cost of subsistence , which has the same
cheapening effect upon the product Is con
siderably less than In the United States.
This also bad Its effect and n very con
siderable one upon prices. In the face of
such facts as the foregoing , It would surely
bo ridiculous to discuss seriously the con
tention that It Is the fall In the price of
silver that has caused the fall In the prlco
of wheat. That both have declined Is trun
enough , but the noncorrcspondcncc In their
decline has been sufficient to make their
relation a matter of the gravest doubt , even
had we no other and satisfactory explana
tion of the fall In wheat. This will be best
Illustrated by the following table , In which
100 Is assumed to represent the average
price of each of the two commodities during
the first five years under consideration :
A varago pi leu
prlco of Ml ( In mild
vor tier of wheat
ounce at rortnl
Jl.32.1 1.1GM 100 10. ;
1.231 ! 1.1111 H3 o
1.139 1.1934 SO 10 :
1.052 l.O.'fiu 70
,9'iS , ! 902 72 &
, C90 .7K47 52 07
.CS9 .C3G3 52 Gl
.019 49 67
overage prlco during tlrpl period.
It will be seen from tbo foregoing table
that whllo during the first fifteen years of
the period under consideration ( Including
the years fiom 1873 to 18S2) ) silver fell moro
than 18 cents per ounce , or 14 per cent ,
wheat advanced about 2V- cents per bushel
or 2 per cent , and that whllo during the
last nlnetv days Oliver has fallen I cents per
ounce , wheat , owing to deficient harvests
In other countries , has advanced from Cl
cents to 78 cents per bushel.
Another Well Known Citizen Wlio Owes Health to Palne's '
Celfiry Compound ,
KLOW ONE ! MAN SPENT HIS VAGA/TION
'iTpF- - * fT1 *
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AIIOUT KYK-OI'KMOIl. .
You've hcnril of ' "
hnvo the bC'Ht method n IIIUI'M : Kinto \ \
liuvo Ills even opened when It does him
Komivhim lie enn KCU tiling IIH ho
luiHii't in years before our optlmlino-
tifoplc test Is infallible no dcfout OK-
cnpes after this eximmmtlon the llttliiK
of Insswi IH almost mechanical no Imp-
luizzurd pk'khiK out of specs here every
pair Is llttcd to the sight by n correct
and absolute science.
Aloe & Penfold Co
A SIIIIIT AMI A m.OVK
If there ever wns a tlmo when Blovo
styles were complete that tlmo Is now
not only the styles but the prices such
prices ns wo are mnkliiK gloves that no
ono hoMtatos to wear a dollar Dent's
1'urrlns and all the leaUliiK makes at
lowest prices nnd colored shirts we
just received our fourth shipment of
those now designs In colored shirts with
cnU's-l.no-tho blsgest $1.50 worth you
Albert Cahn ,
mica uiwnys. , 1322 Farnatti
A fll'MIIM-I IIOX OAI.P
Wo arn KOlu to put on sale begin-
ulng today a real box calf In n
ladles'ri Inco hoe with kangaroo top
u heavy sole and pointed too a shoo
that's as near waterproof as can bo
made no rubbers necessary you'll not
appreciate this shoo until you see It It's
great value for $1.00 guaranteed as
good titiallty as anybody else's shoo at
one to two dollars more.
Drexel Shoe Co.
Above Is the picture of another of the
thousands ot well known citizens whom
Pallia's celery compound has made well.
Chief Poslofilce Inspector M. D. Wheeler
of Washington , D. C. , writing to the propri
etors of this most wonderful of curatives ,
"I have used Palno's celery compound
with marked Improvement In health. At
the time I commenced \\P\I\K \ \ \ It I was very
much run down from overwork and was ad
vised by n friend to try It. I r.x-p.ui almost
Immediately to Improve , nnd after taking
three bottles felt well enough to dl-contlnuo
Its use. nnd have been permanently bene
fited. I heartily recommend It to the pub
Mr. Wheeler has found out what every
one fihould learn that putting heart and
soul In one's huslncos no longer means
Flicking to the desk , counter or workroom
till the head grows dizzy , the back nches
and neuralgia twinges shoot through the
They are the short-sighted men nnd wo
men who put up with this stateot things
when the risk Is so great find the rcmi'dy
so easily within their reach. As weakness ,
nervousness , langour nnd sleeplessness nro
clearly the result ot low nervous nutrition ,
so permanent relief will come from rapidly
building up the wasted ncrvo tissues.
Palne's celery compound Is the mcana best
calculated for this end.
Palue's celery compound purifies and re-
V. M. C. A. MAICHS A COOII SHOWING.
HeportH Mnile to the
llmiril nt the Iliinrlerly Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the director * of
the Young Men's Christian association was
held Thursday evening. Reports wcro re
ceived from a number of committees show *
Ing a moat hopeful outlook for the winter
work. The gymnasium committee reported
considerable Interest In physical training
among the young men. Young men's
classes nro held Monday , Tuesday. Thurs
day nnd Friday nights. Classes for busi
ness nnd professional men nro held nt 12
noon Monday , Wednesday and Friday and
at D:15 p. in. week days except Saturday.
The gymnasium Is open week days from
9 n. in. to U:30 : p. m. Classes for boys from
12 to 1C years of ago are held as hereto
The religious service committee reported
good men's meetings Sunday at 4 p. in. ,
and said the plan was to concentrate effort
on this service for the present. They were
also instructed to plan for the presentation
of association work In the churches an
Sunday , November S.
The educational committee reported much
Interest In the evening college and a fair
registration. The classes are opening this
week and will bo open for students to enter
In n few days.
The financial report for September was n
favorable one , but unices there Is a rally
ing to the support of the association within
the next few days the financial report foi
October will bo away below piovlous yeaia.
Messrs. James A. Sundcrland nnd George
F. Hldwcll were elected to membership
in the board.
General Secretary Willis reported the
work as opening up well. Election nlht ; ;
will be fittingly observed with special wire
operators and full rcpoits from tbo country.
B. H. Matthews of Farrafitit , la. , has
been engaged as assistant secretary. Mr.
Matthews Is a graduate of Tabor college.
Frank W. Ober will vlt.lt Omaha on Ills
way to the state convention of the Young
Men's Christian association , which .con
vener at Lincoln December 3-C.
' Fire Consumed the Hiifn.
A spark from nn open fireplace In the
basement of IU7 South Seventeenth street ,
caused an alarm to be turned Into thu
lira department lust night. The spark In
question darted clear n crass the room and
lodged In n Bofn , whcro ll smouldered for
some time , mid at length brolio Into u
llamc. The sofa was picked up and thrown
Into thu all eel , and although the room
was badly hcorclicil , the Oamagu was rou
tined mostly to the article of furniture
mentioned. Thu place Is occupied by Mrs.
Farmer , and the damage Is about $10 ,
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HONEST .iio.MjY m ; < ; icivr.s _
Ohio muii and tliono In .sympathy with
thu Ohio inn n should wear thu bcaiitlfnl
ItiBlfjnhi of Iho HticlU'yt ! Htato wo have
thoin with thu llkeiu'HH of MeKlnloy the
honcHt money cnmllilato jihotoRrniiliud
on the face wo'vo > ; ot a noocl many-
hut when the lot IH KOIIO wo can'tet
any moro hoforo ulcullon nlcu and Inux-
poimlvo wntch charm ,
A. Hospe. Jr.
MiiBlcunil Art 1513
Inforccs the blood In a way that no other
remedy has ever attained. Thcro comes an
Immediate clearing of the Jaundiced muddy
complexion ; neuralgic and "sick" head
aches cento tn allllct , nnd the formerly
wretched slccpct cnjoyc the blessings of
sound , restoring nleep. Given the hearty
appetite , the sound sleep and the pure blood
nil the other needful things that go to mak
ing what wo call perfect health , are stlro to
Low spirits , coiiRtnnt brooding over fan
cied wrongs nnd Imaginary slights , melan
cholia nnd frctfulncRs are not treated as
seriously HH they deserve. They are evi
dent faults of tbo tlrod , nervous system and
are to be correctinl by putting an end to the
neglectful condition of those vital parts.
Don't wait for nervous prostration.
When headaches continue and that tired
feeling keeps up , or pain Is felt over the
kidneys , nrottsu the body from Its unhealthy
condition , get rid of not only these nym-
toniH , but of the underlying causes , by
prompt recourse to Palne's celery compound.
This great nurro and brain restorer will not
Icavo a vcstlgo of kldnoy disease , IHTVOIIS-
iictH , unhealthy state of liver or heart trou
Us way of curing these alarming com
plaints Is direct and unfailing.
It replaces unhealthy tissues by new and
healthy parts nnd cleanses and purifies the
blood until the tired body regains the elas
ticity and high Hplrlts that nro sure ac
companiment of perfect health.
J. W. Johnson was yesterday morning-
fined ? 1 and coats In police court for riding
a bicycle on a sidewalk.
There was n rough looking man about thu
streets Thursday night who was trying to
sell a quantity of postage stamps , but hn
disappeared before nn ofllcer could be noti
Judso Powell yesterday morning granted
a decree of divorce to Allco Dean from
Hobert Dean on the grounds of cruelty ami
nonsupport. The case wan not contested ,
the whereabouts of Dean being unknown.
The Young Men's Institute gave Its first
party of the scn.sun nt Thurston armory
last evening and a well filled hall re
sulted. A program of sixteen dances was
the principal feature , and the event closed
with the serving of refreshments.
The Webster Flambeau club will go to
lllalr this evening to attend a bin repub
lican rally to bo held In that city. The club
will meet at the armory of the O in a 1m
Guards on Capitol avenun at G:30 : In the
evening , and will leave tha Webster street
depot at G-15 p. in. , returning to Omaha
The Mystic Shrincrn will give an Informal
reception nt Masonic hall election night ,
to which nil members of the Knights
Templar and Scottish Kilo Masons , their
wives nnd friends nre Invited. It Is pro
posed to have n large screen , upon which
will bo thrown the election returns , nnd
thorn will bo refreshments and dancing.
The telephone line between Omahn and
Bancroft , which has been under construc
tion by the Nebraska Telephone company for
some tlmo past , was completed last evening ,
Iho first messages being received by thu
local cilice of the company. The line runs
from this city to Blair , from that point to
Tccun oh , to Craig , to Oakland , to Lyons ,
and thcnco to Bancroft.
\V. I ) . Gregory and wife applied for lodg
ing Thursday night nt the police station.
They nre on their way from Tennessee to
the western part of the state , making most
of the trip on foot. Thursday they tramped
from Plnitsmouth to thh city. Gregory
Htatcd that ho wan a resident of the state
for twenty-two years and was married la
this city thirteen years ago.
A. Kadstiom threatened Mrs. n. Meyer's ,
1112 Jones ( street , at the woman's residence
In all manners of ways Thursday night , and
finally a policeman was called In. Both
were arrested. Yesterday morning Mrs.
Moycrs was discharged nnd Kadstrom was
sent to the county jail for twenty days on
the charge of being drunk and disorderly.
The inun has figured In similar affairs sev
eral times before.
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HDD v miu.s.sris sruo
Today Is the last day this week
when you can get your choice of any
Hotly Hriissels carpet In our store for
jC IJlRelowH-r-owi'llH WlilUulrt
Hartfords-all of thorn your cliolco
S7jC stair bnissols ( o match and hall
carpels galore Iliuro Isn't a house In
America Unit can buy Undy Hriissels
for the prlco we're selling them today- *
unless they buy of us-ST' e a yard ,
Omaha Carpet Co.
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