Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 05, 1898, Page 2, Image 2
n THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SATUBDAT , XOVEMBETt 5 , 1898. Attt , < 25,000 ; C. H. Parmelo. O.IBB , ICO.OOO ! J. M. Patterson , Ca . J 10.000 ; Join : M. Hasan. Adanu , JU.OOO ; C. M. Hunt Douglai , 420,000 ; J. E. Curtl , Douglas , JB- 000 , Amos Oatcs , Sarpy , t10,000 ; Ellzabett Howard , Sarpy , (4,000 ; A. W. Trumble , Sarpy , $30.000 ; Henry Ley , Wayne , $10.000 ! ( } , A. Lulfiart , .Madison , $20,000 ; 8. K.Var - rlok , 'Mmllaon , $5,000 ! Fred Scheergcr , Mad ison , $1',000 $ ; L. If , linker , Madison. $30,000 ; Henry Messman , Madison , $15,000 ; J.V , Rl k , Madlion , $10,000 ; Herman Hogrefl , Madison , $2C,000 ; F. H. L. Wltlla. Madison , $10.000 ; D. Hcta , Madison , $15,000 ; H. L. Smith , rillmorc , ? 50,000 ; John Wilson , 1'olk , $30.000 ; L. II. Headstrom , Polk ; $5,060 ; H. Gold. Polk , $3.000 ; Lewis Larson , Polk , $3.000 ; John Colson , Polk , $3.000 ; Dana D , Little , Polk , $3,000 ; C. W. Harncs , Polk , $2,600 ; J. W. Wilson. Polk , $3,000 ; John Krlckpon. Polk , $3,000 ; L. nioom , Polk , $3.000 ; I. Hoostrom , Polk , $3,000 ; K. W. Johnson , Polk , $3,000 : Samuel Dowers , Polk. $3.000 ; J. W. Hart , Polk , $7.300 ; S. II. Samuolnon , Polk , $5,000 ; Wllllnm A. Wolfe , Rage , $30,000. Itvqtit'Mt Odirrn to Iiiv - tlKntc. The committee requested that the list of the bondsmen might be published so that the people In other counties might take up the Investigation If they cured to do so. ThU committee- after finding over one-third of the security on the bond to bo worthless , concluded that It would of no use for them to go further Into the matter. Captain Jennings expressed surprise that the bond had been allowed to stand so long without Investigation , when ho found -tout prac tically every business man In Lincoln knew of Its condition. The members of the com mittee , when they looked over the list of wealthy people In the other counties , an shown by the bond , expressed considerable doubt as to the real worth of the men should n sult e brought to recover a. largo amount. In speaking of this they said lhat In their own county , which was ono > of the oldest and best favored In the state , there was not a single Individual who could give a bond for .as' much as' $ F.d,000 and tell the tnith aboiit his liability. And they were naturally skeptical when they read of the great wealth of people In other counties , "over and above their liabilities. " The discussion lends to the Inevitable con clusion that there was a combine In the state house In which Hartley formed a part and that the big men on the Hartley bond were approved on the Meservo bond on an arrangement that the treasury short- ngo was' to .bo fixed up In some way. The deal wan spoiled because promlnbnt' popu lists , again from the extreme , southeast part of the state , Insisted that matters come to a Bhowdown and -the re'sult was that the she t- oge became publicly known and Hartley was arrested. Governor Fill In I" HI" Duty. The constitution provides the Blzo of the bond to bo given by Uio state treasurer and presupposes that It shall bo worth face value. Should the treasurer fall to give the full amount he would bo tnc'ilglblo to hold onice. It therefore follows that at any time the bondsmen arc found to bo worthless the official could -bo Impeached unless he added names necessary to make the whole amot'/.t Kood. It would Eeem also that It was ( he duty of the governor to Inquire Into this and to call for additional bondsmen whenever - over he found the total liability below par. Such a course , however , formed no part of the plans of Iho treasury combine , and M'lthln two months of the approval of the fcoml Holcotnb saw two of tho' bondsmen leave tbo state with no property behind them that could bo reached , and saw others go Into total bankruptcy within the year without uttering a protest. He saw $780,010 of the liability practically wiped out when Bult.jvaa commenced on Cartley's bond on account of the six persons who. wore .QI\ both bonds , and yet he kept silent. Ambi tion for n third term would hot"'allow hlni'to antagonize the other state officials , even If ho had not been a party to the original agreement to keep quiet on all matters af fecting the combine and the "reform of ficials. " No business man can look at the situa tion and figure It In any other way than that the farmers of Interior counties , who signed the bond for small amounts nnd who have kept themselves free from en tanglements on other bonds , would be the only safeguard of the state should them bo another treasury shortage. The matter la not ono to bo discussed entirely as party politics , but should bo viewed In a practical way , the same as was done by the three business men from Pawnee county who were sent by their neighbors to learn the real facts. No amount of abuse c.-.n change the truth of their finding and the people of other counties will do well to take a hand in the work of Investigation. Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup stands unrivaled as a cure for sore throat or bronchitis. CAPTURES A WILY SCHEMER TvrlceKluileil the Ofllucrn of the I.IIM mill Got Au-ny , but IN l-'lniillj- ArrrNti-il. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. < . Dcputv United States Marshal George D. Henry of St. Paul , Minn. , and H. J. Downey , captain of police of Dc-trolt , arrived hero today , having In custody William II. Walker , who since May last has been a fugitive from the Jurisdiction of the United States court. Walker was arrested In May last for using the mall In u scheme to dofraud. His ball was for feited. A few days later hla wife Identified a. body at the city morgue as that ofher husband. Notwithstanding the positive Identification by Mrs. Walker , It was subse quently Identified as that of another per son. son.Walker Walker was captured In St. Paul on July 2 , and Deputy Marshal Henry started with him for Philadelphia. On July C , near Stcubcuvllle , 0. , the prisoner Jumped from the window of the toilet room of tbo cor and made good his escape. Henry , after a long search , finally located him In Windsor , Ont. , several weeks ago , but could not place him under arrest , us the crime for which he was wanted was .not an extraditable one , Walker In an ungarJEd moment came across the ferry 'to Detroit-and was nipped by the officers In stepping from the ferry boat. America's Greatest Medicine is Hood's Sarsaparilla , Which absolutely Cures every form of Impure blood , from The pimple on your Face to the great Scrofula sore which Drains your system. Thousands of people Testify that Hood's Sarsaparilla cures Scrofula , Salt Rheum , Dyspepsia , Malaria , Catarrh , Rheumatism , And That Tired Feeling" . Remember this And get Hood's An'J only Hood's. \YOCNDED \ ACCOUNTED FOR General Lawton Punoitires Ono of the Yellow Journal Stories , ACTIVE CAMPAIGNING IS NO PICNIC To n Inot 1'rovlileil on the . Line net-mine It Wn Not I'rnc- tlfulilr to Do So Krenli Linen Short. WASHINGTON , Nov. 4. Acting for the War Investigating commission , Colonel Denby has taken the testimony of General Lawton , who was In command of the Second division of the Fifth corps In the Santiago campaign and who has but recently been relieved of the command of the Department of Santiago. His narration began with the rmbarkatton of the tioops at Tampa Speak ing of the voyage , he said that transports were furnished ns well as could he expected , as thc-y were not troop ships. The medical commissary supplies were sufficient to prevent - vent absolute discomfort. True there was some confusion , owing to misunderstanding of orders , but the general did not believe that any real hardship had b * > tn occasioned thereby. After giving particulars of the landing , General Lawton described his march to Slboney. referred to the battle of Ouaslmas and told how he pushed forward toward El Caney and prepared for the fight there. He said that on the morning before the begin ning of the battle he had laid his plans be fore General Shaftor , and he rode with his brigade commanders over the ground , pointIng - Ing out to each of the , nun the position ho was to occupy. Ilefer'rlng to Iho result of the battle at' El Caney , ho said : "I had Im perative orders to move to my left to the right of General Wheeler's command , but my situation was such that It was Imprac ticable for mo to leave El Caney until I had captured It. " General Lawton said his division had lost 110 men killed and wounded , and that all Iho wounded had been accounted .for. This latter remark was brought out by the sug gestion made by Colonel Dcnby that a state ment had been made to the effect that some of the wounded soldiers wandered Into the woods and wcro never seen again. AVouiuleil All Accounted For. "I never heard that before , " said General Lawton. "All the wounded were accounted for and they were all taken to the field hos pitals. " There were no ambulances , but some litters how many , he did not know. "Knowing there was to be a fight , how docs It happen that you did not have enough llttcre , enough surgeons and the proper hos pital corps ? " Coloner Ounby asked. "Well , I cannot say ihcro wcro not enough , " General Lawton replied. "How do you account for the fact that the medical men did not provide themselves with everything necessary for taking care of the wounded ? " "I think they did provide themselves with everything they thought necessary , consider ing the material they bad to chose from. Tluro was no time to do more or get more surgeons than wo had. They were dis tributed to their various commands. " Tha general cald that while It was dim- cult to get supplies to the men while they lay In 'tho ' trenches from the 2d to the 17th of July ho thought the quantity was suffi cient. There had been no sickness worth mentioning until after the campaign. There had been no tents except the shelter tents which some had until Just previous to the * embarkation for the United States. Asked wh'cro' ho" fixed the" responsibility for not havingtho tents there , General Lawton re plied : "I don't fix It at all. because I don't think there was any responsibility about It. The men were there without tents because " f the fact that It was Impossible to unload them from the ships for lack of time and fa cilities. It Is a dlfllcult matter to unload a ship in a rough st-a. There was very little complaint on account of the tents. Com plaints did not come to mo and 1 was with my mon constantly. That they should have to lie out as they did was ono of the contin gencies absolutely necessary In the conduct of the war. " It was true as reported , he said , that men had to wear their shirts for possibly thirty days without a change , but this was because they had thrown away their extra clothing. Climate WIIM IloHponNlblc. He said the climate was responsible for the sickness that followed the campaign , though It was possible that with more ap propriate food , better cooking and shelter some of the slckneos might have been pre vented. He had , he said , remained In San tiago until about two weeks since , and , while the health condltons were now im proving , tbero had been much suffering among the soldiers left there. "It Is my opinion , " he said , "that any one going from this climate to Cuba will have to suffer that acclimatizing there. I doubt H 1 per cent have escaped absolutely. " Replying to a question whether the navj should not have control of the transports , he said : "No , Indeed. " "You think that the army ought to have control of them ? " "Absolutely , " was the laconic reply. "While they are acting together ? " Colonel Denby naked , and the reply was : "They won't act together. There la whcro I make my point. Two men cannot command the same affair. " Summing up General Lawton said : "Tak ing Into consideration the conditions that wo wore obliged to face , the character ol the country. Its climate , nnd other things being considered , I can say there were no serious or gross mistakes made. I can say there was no lack of care on the part ol any of these In authority whose duty it was to look after the intercuts of the camp. Wo had with us ns flno staff officers aa there are In the world. No better could be found. Theto men worked night and da ; and no human being could do more than they. " llenrliiur nt Cincinnati. CINCINNATI , Nov. ! . The War In vestigating commission resumed Its work to day with General Dodge , General Scxlon and Dr. Conner present. The first witness was Dr. Menage , contract surgcou , serving with the Sixth Infantry. He testified ns tc the absence of hospital tents for the regi ment In Cuba. Ho treated his sick in the regiment In preference to sending them back to the division hospital , because of tin difficulty In transportation. The neareal hospital was perhaps a mile and a halt away , The medical supplies were reasonably suf ficient. The appliances and supplies at tht hospital the witness did not know about , His chief trouble was In getting ar ambulance. This he got after a delay of twc days. He madeno requisition for drugs but once. Dr. McGraw did most of thai work. The regiment left there about August 9. At that time there were about thirty 01 forty men In an acute condition. Perhaps ono-elghth of the command reported regularly for treatment. There had been nc yellow fever up to , this time. The condltlor of the transport was as good as could be given. There was enough le. There was condensed rallk and a limited amount ol malted milk. They purchased with tht hospltil fund beef extract from the steward of the vffscl. There wa some available IE Santiago. The regiment lost no men on the voyage. The vessel was held five days In quarantine at Monrnuk Point In a detention camp. The condition of the camp was good except that there were no beds. Dr. Me- Gruw was In chance of th * men tin came while the wltnesx remained aboard the ves8cl to take care of supplies. The witness explained the movements of the Sixth from the detention camp to the regular camp and told of the march which perhaps five- sixths of the men were able tp make. The regiment wan In camp until October , and the command did not materially Imp'rovo In health In that time. This he attributed largely to Inability to properlv diet the men. Lieutenant Schendel of the Sixth Infantry was the next witness. Ho left with the Sixth for Tampa and at Santiago was made commissary. They hod ample quarters on the trip from Tampa to Santiago. Commis sary supplies wore always sufficient , except such delays an were unavoidable on account of rains. After the fall of Santiago the reg iment was fulry supplied. At Montauk Point the supplies were sufficient , but during the first week they were sometimes delayed until late In the duy by insufficient railway facili ties. Thla was soon remedied. Tho4 men were well taken care of by the medical de partment. After reaching Montauk Point the men rapidly broke down , Not more than twenty-five or thirty escaped Illness of some so ; * The witness was 111 twice. TrnnniiortM Not Sultnlile. Lieutenant Colonel Miner , commanding the Sixth Infantry , testified to the movements of his regiment from Fort Thomas to Santiago and return. Ho regarded the Tampa camp as excellent. There was difficulty In get ting transportation from Tampa to Cuba. The transport Miami , In which his regiment went to Santiago , was not fit for troops. The men wouM have died In their quarters If the voyage had not been mild GO that the port holes wcro left open nnd air thus sup plied. The supplies of the men nnd of the ofllccra were the same. Most of the officers were on foot 'rom loss of hot.sis- . General II. C. Egbert was the next wit ness. Ho Is now brigadier of volunteers and colonel of the Twenty-second United States Infantry. Ho commanded the Sixth In fantry after the retirement of Colonel Cochran - ran until he was wounded July 1. Ho had no fault to find with the camp at Tampa or the supplies , or even with the 'transport Miami except with "the ventilation. He found troops abundantly supplied for the cam paign. The wttnesa received excellent care at the hospital. Recurring to his return on the Seneca , ho said the conditions on that vessel were not good , especially below , where the troops were. He remonstrated against certain conditions and Captain Dougherty remedied them. There was a shortage In water. The boat was sent away hurriedly. Incident on the Scnecn. General Egbert said that while the Senflea was not In good condition for unsporting troops , Its officers did not secrn to be In command along tbe voyage as much as "tbo surgeons. When the Seneca reached Fort Monroe , the surgeon telegraphed to Sur geon General Sternberg , who ordered the vessel to go to New York. The next day , to his surprise , the vessel had not gouc. He asked why and was told the ciptaln refused to go until ordered to do so by the quar termaster department. The witness called on the captain and found thlb to bo true. After remonstrance against holding the wounded men In such a plac < \ 'the witness told the captain ho would telegraph to the secretary of war , telling him of the condi tions and asking for orders. Meantime he sent a note to the quartarmaster at Fort Monroe and as soon as the situation was Un derstood there was an order Riven for the vessel to sail nt once to New York and the captain obeyed It. Fred J. Flueger of Newport , Ky. , waa next examined. He went to Chlckam.xuga August 1 , ) o bring home Albert Doedecker of thb Second Kentucky , who was.In the hospital. Ho found him 'In a very bad condition. He was In a tent with four other piUentt1. ) ; the space between the coU so nairnw that wit ness had to walk sldbwlse In goirig' through. The nurses wcro detailed men. In an ad joining tent he heard groaning , anil looking In , he saw a man with a quantity of maggots gets on his body. He reported this Imme diately to the attendants , who iinlj they did not know It had happened. They curried the man out , washed him of and took him back. The next day ho dlJ Cnse of One Iloeileckcr. The witness detailed Boeapcker's case ; how he took cold from marching through the rain and was taken sick the 'day he reached Chlckamauga. Ho was at first re fused admittance to the hospital , but finally the captain got him In. He lay ihets twelve days on a blanket on the ground , with one blanket over him. Then ho was sent to his quarters for full duty nnd next day at In spection ho stood In line three hours , when he again broke down. Ho was than In the hospital until the witness brought him home. He reached home August 2 , and died Au gust 3. At the afternoon session. Major Griffith testified regarding the camp conditions at f.hlckamaugn and the hoipltnla. He had dif ficulty In gett.Ag enough tents and when he secured the propci nuinbtr h found the la t ones were of poor quality. From private and state sources the regiments were sup plied with hospital tents. As a rule the men detailed as nurses were unflt.t ' Witness asked Dr. Hoff for' female nurses. This relieved the situation , The staff of the division hoipltal was Inadequate when the Increase of sickness ocurred. Sickness among the surgeons reduced the working force. He said there would have been no difficulty In getting hundreds of competent surgeons at Chlckamauga within a week. He said ho knew many applications were re fused. Needed 11 llonjiltnl CorpN. Major Griffith attributed the failure at tha Camp Thomas hospitals to "red tape" and "peace for thirty jears , " which Incapaci tated the department for expansion for emergency. If congress had established a hospital corps the tr-ublo tnltfit have been avoided. Ono great difficulty In getting sup plies of drugs arose from passing requisi tions from the division burgeon to the corps surgeon and Burgeon In .chief. This required n week. He asked the corps commander on June 20 to have the 'typhoid patients ko- lated. The eplduinls could have ttua been avoided , but no attention V.MS yiveu the request. He re arilulIlles and water as causes of the infc'itlon. The .beer drinking and the unwholesome food assisted In de veloping typhoid germs. Tbo mortf.lltv from tjphold fever In this boajiltal was sixty-six out of 1,057 cases , Father Valman , past chaplain , was next examined. He served at Tampa , Camp Thomas , Fort Sheridan and Thomas. The witness had no complaint at Fort Thomas from c-lther friends or patients. At flrat at Fort Thomas there was trouble for lack of good nurses , but that was soon remedied. In certain cases he regarded men better than women for nurses , as thu work Is now di vided so that men do the work proper for men nnd the women attend to such things as women can do better than men , he thought the perfection of nursing had been rvached. IlcKiilnrx Never Coniiilnlncil. The witness devoted his time to looking after the patients. Ho wrrto to the friends of each patient , giving the Information as to his condition. This course was one of great satisfaction to the patients ns well as to their friends. He repeated that the sol diers had spoken In the highest terms of their treatment at the hospital , nclng asked what complaints , If any , he had heard from patients about their treatment at other places , he said that he had heard none whatever from soldiers of the regular army , but that a number of the volunteer soldiers had told him of disagreeable experiences which wcro often answered by a soldier on the next cot by the question"Did you think you were going ts a picnic ? " Ho tal-1 none of tbeso complaints were of a nature us to cause hi in to make any Investigation. TRADE AND THE INDUSTRIES Largo Failures in a Few Branches This Wcel Out of the Ordinary. NOT DUETO PRESENT BUSINESS CONDITION : - Volume of tlunliieNH TliroiiKli Clfnrlm In 8.C 1'rr Cent Tlum Irt ( it Yenr Mamifno- tnrct-B Confident. NEW YORK , Nov. 4. II. 0. Dun & Co. ' Weekly Review of Trade will say tomorrow Not even the pending election dlsturbc- business or Industries on the financial Rid thu week. Although many are doubtles waiting the votes before borrowing , th volume of business through clearing house Is 8.5 pur cent larger than last year nnd l.u per cent , larger than In 1802. While political doubts may count for mtic they can only have prevented a growth c business which might have been uitich tnor than has been realized. Failure returns fo October arc curiously puzzling , becausi while the small failures compare rcmnrkubl well with thoao of previous years , and als the failures of $100,000 or more In nbou ( wo- thirds of the 'business classes , ther were largo failures In a few branches no generally duo to present business condition which made the aggregate$14,000,000 , bu neither the Sawyer woollen failures nc others , excepting , perhaps , some In ma chlncry nnd boots and show and leather , In dtcato difficulties beyond thoaq of the par tlcular concerns falling. , Neither the volume nor the value of manu facturcd products 'diminishes. While llossn mcr pig Is sold against tbo combiratlon a I'lttsburg 10 cents lower , compared wit other Iron there and eltewherc , the gencrn demand crowds closely on the heels of pro ducticm. Ulllets nnd 'steel bars , owing t projects regarding combinations , arc shade lower and prices of steel rails hav been withdrawn because reports promise slnglo corporation to .handle all t tha ml reproduction , 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 ton yearly. Plates arc supported by heavy rail tt-ay demands at Chicago and at Thlladclphl for ship yards , the bar mills are crowdoo nil western works with steel preferred t Iron In spite of the new structural orders and the works at Chicago are behind in deliveries liveries , while sheets there are strong. Lun don has hoisted the speculative. prlcp of 11 ; and of copper , but they closed at $18.15 nin 12' cents here , with lead weaker at $3.6 and tin plates practically unchanged. Wool holders at Uosfn have dlscovere the falsity 'of reports which they have Ion ; believed about the available stock * In thl country and have begun selling largely a concessions said to be "several cents' " pe pound , The week's sales nt the three chip markets were 10,797,100 pounds , agalns DB57fl02 pounds last year and 18,561,60 Pounds in 1896 , but only S,21K,000 pounds ii 1892. The cheering fact Is that the larg manufacturers are now buying with con fidence ; that with some reduction in th cost of material Uie business will pay. Ie ) mpiids for goods have been somewhat bet tcr without any decline In prices during th List week , nor Is there any disposition t advance prices. The cotton mills are helpo a little by the combination to restrict pro ductlon about Fall Illver. Cotton Is again nt the lowest price eve known , T..31 cents , for spot , while Mr. Net estimates a crop of 11,500,000 bales , beside largo stocks brought over here and abroad Wheat exports continue very large amounting to 4,6tC76 ! ! ) bushels from Atlanti ports , flour Included , acalnst 3,287,538 las year and 1,029,838 from Parlllc ports , again ; 1 , 592,252 last yer.r , but the heavy export have been much raoro than matched b western receipts of ' 9,490,092 bushels , agalns 7.600,1)93 ) last year , and prices have no changed materially. " Corn goes abroad largely , 3,011,083 bushel during the week , against 1,812,944 bushel last year , -and prices , arc > well held. Eallurcn7osthrj/eg < 'hava been 494 In. th United States , > CClsbt ! 276 'last ' year , um twenty-eight- - 'Ctuadn. against thirty las year. IlHAUSTIlEnT'S HKVIEW OF TKAD12 I'rc-Elocflon Quiet IH Varied b ; Heavy Export SliInntriitN. NEW YOUIC. Nov. 4. Uradstreet'E tomor row will say : Further quieting down of new buslnes In iron and steel.- the relapse Into dullness though at steady prices , of wheat , consequent quent upon the withdrawal of the excitci foreign demand , some slight Increase o quiet in general trade , chiefly nt the south as a result of the approach of the elections are all features colling for special men tlon this week. Among the more actlvcl ; favorable features are the price steadlnes displayed by most staple articles and the en larged distribution of staple goods nt man ; western and southern markets as the rcsul of Improved weather and removals of quar antlnes. Confirmatory of the quite favor able reports as to general trade during Oc tober arc the returns of bank clearings fo that month , and scattered reports as to th Increased business doing nt many center In that month ns compared with one yea ago. ago.Kxport statistics of grain , too , are begin nlng toshow that an ample basis for Hi stories for heavy foreign buying really ex Istcd , exports this week being the heavies on record. New business In Iron and steel has beei lighter than for weeks past nnd some shad Ing of quotations , particularly steel , Is re ported. Export trade , however , Is large am Increasing and mills are still BO well sup piled with orders as to regard this pre-clec tlon quiet with something approachlni equanimity. Important negotiations touchln futuie prices of steel rails are now li progress , quotations are entirely withdrawn and Eomo reports are that an Important con Eolldatlcn. or at least , contrcl of prices am output has been practically agreed upon. Wheat has been duller but steady on un certainty ns to possible forflgn politico complications , offsetting a heavy gain 1 : movement from producers. The current de mand and output of Hour has continued tc equal and oven exceed all previous records An encouraging feature Is the contlnuei active demand for domestic wools. Inrgel ; ut Boston , and much of It nt price con cessions , with rather more reported doing li cheap makes of wprsteds. Cotton has mad another new low record on heavy croj movements , touching 0 cents for Novembc delivery at New York , but Imp'roved demani for export with the working of the nev print cloth restriction have tended to firm ness for the manufactured nrcduct. Wheat , including ( lour. Bhluments for thi week aggregate 6,773.643 bushels , ngains 5,560.991 bushels last week. C.590.49S bushel In the conespondlng week of 1897. 3,472,97 bushels in 1896. 2.566. : > j7 bushels In 1S95 am 2,629.323 bushels in 1891. Since July 1 till year the exports of wheat aggregate 73,645 , C23 bushels , against 83,874,092 bushels las year. Corn exports for the week aggregat 3,566.640 bushels , against 2.421.376 bushel last week. 2,199.550 bushels In this week i year ago , 2,247,643 bushels In 1896 , end 73 , 41C bushels hi 1894. Since July 1 this yea corn exports aggregate 6,345,450 bushelE against 5,809,104 bushels during the Eami period a year ago. Duslncss failures In the United States thl week number 183 , against 219 last week , 22 In this week acar ago and In 1896 , 2& In 1S95 and 241 In 1894. Business failures In the Dominion of Can ada for tbo week number 31. acalnst 23 las week. 31 In this week a year ago , CO li 1896. 39 In 1895 and 40 In 1891. WEEKLY CI < E.UU.\U HOUSE TOTALS of IlimliiCNH Trniimictlon by Ilin Aimoolntoil IliinUn. NEW YORK. Nov. 4-Tho followlni table , compiled by lirndstrefll'H , shows th < bank clearings at nlnetv-one rltlss for tht week ended November 3 , with the percentage of Increase and decreHse as compared wltl the corresponding week last year : CITIF.S. Amount. I Inc. Dec New York : . . ! $ 87 ! ,110,7 ( l 2S.21. . . . 1 teuton 133,353.742 ! 17.7 117.4C7.63M 6.7 Philadelphia . . . 73M0.076 | 11.01 . St. Louis . 31 , U,719 11.8 , I'lttBlmr ? . IS.SM.eiO1 18.6 , , ISaltlrnorei . is.a > 2iJi | 17.1 , Han Francisco . . . , , , . 19.071.178 , Cincinnati , . , , , , , , , , , 13,103,2501 Totals , U. S . I$1.4fi2n sil 2i.2 | Totals outsld ; N. Y. | nS3.C22,9S3 | 10. Not Included in totals because containing other Items than clearings. "Not Included In totals because of no comparisons for last year. tK of It. M. Iliinli. nUULINGTON. la. , Nov.I. . ( Special Tel egram. ) The will of the late R. M. Uaab , a wealthy and Benevolent merchant ot Bur lington , makes the following bequests : A sufficient sum to erect a handsome statue and drinking fountain In Crape park ; $1,000 to the Burlington hospital and ? neO to St. Francis' hospital ; $1,000 to Michael Reese hospital , Chicago ; $500 to Old Folks' home , Chicago ; $1,000 to the Orphans' home , Atlanta , < 3a. ; $1,000 to Orphans' Home and Hospital , Baltimore ; $1,000 to a hospital In Philadelphia ; $1,000 to the Theological sem inary In Cincinnati ; $500 to the Old Folks' home ; $250 to the Homo for Incurable ; $250 to Ladles' Benevolent society , all In Richmond mend , Va , Fcnr No Trouble nt the Polln. RALEIGH , N. C. . Nov. 4. The outlook at noon today Is that the oloctlon Tuesday will bo a quiet affair and that no serious dis turbance will toke place at the prlla. The acquittal of Captain Kitchener and others charged with Intimidating a registrar Is cited by democrats as evidence that reports of Intimidation were exaggerated. PREPARE FOR ANY OUTCOME Army and Navy Arc on a Formidable Woiking Basis. READY FOR USE ON SHORT NOTICE i\tpnxlvo ItoimlrH Miulc ( o Ship * nnd Army In Spite of Depletion * In .More Elllvlfitt Tlinu Ever efure. WASHINGTON , Nov. 4. The administra tion Is waiting results from the Peace com- mlEulon with equanimity , In the realization that the government Is perfectly well pre pared for any turn the negotiations may take. The navy especially la In a state of preparedness , should It come to a resumption of hostilities , far In advance of Its condi tion at the outbreak of the war. Ono by ono air the splendid fighting machines of the North Atlantic uquadrou , which had been brought north at the earliest moment , wcro docked , cleaned nnd thoroughly refitted at the New York and Norfolk navv yards. Their ammunition and euppllea were replen ished and they are now , with possibly ono or two exceptions , ready for Instant service In almost any quarter of the globe. Admiral Dcwey has taken considerable precautions In the cases of his own vessels , having dispatched them one by ono to tha big llrltlsh docks nt Hong Kong , whcro they have been placed In as good condition as possible outside of our home ports. Sec retary Long has prudently declined to part with the now numerous ileet of auxiliary vessel acquired by the government just prior to and during the war. These wore all Inspected by a technical board , which found that u number of them were not well adapted to navy uses , but the secretary concluded that these ves sels are still sufllclcutly serviceable for emergency uses , and accordingly kept them In condition to bo commissioned at short notice. As far as the army Is concerned , while the original force of nearly 230,000 men called Into the service by the presi dent has been largely diminished by the mustering out of many regiments , It Is the opinion of expert military officers that the army as a whole Is really a more formidable weapon now than It was at any period dur ing the war. This apparently paradoxical statement Is explained by tbe fact that the troops now In the service have had the discipline of several months' hard training ; the men have steadily Improved In efficiency and their olllcers know how to take care of them ns well as to fight battles. The staff corps has cured many of the evils from which It suffered during the war and Is prepared to move troops with rapidity , with due care for their health and for their adequate rationing during any campaign that might be expected. In fact , all branches of the military and naval service have profited by the experience of the war and are now , as previously stated , In bet ter shape than ever before. SlioolM ii I ni-Keeper. CHEYENNE. Wyo. , Nov. 4. ( Special Tel egram. ) Fred ICarnlch , barkeeper of the Kcmmerer hotel at Kemmerer , was shot and killed yesterday morning by a colored roustabout employed at the hotel. The men quarreled nnd came to blows. They were separated and the colored man secured ti revolver and shot Karnlch , killing him In stantly. The murderer Is In Jail. DNxotv" .Inlut Trndlc ANnncliitlon. NEW YOHK. Nov. 4. The board of con trol of the Joint Traffic association today de cided to dissolve the organization. This ac tion was taken because of a recent decision by the supreme court that the efforts of the association to control railroad rates were Illegal. TO Cm 13 A OM.U l > O.M3 D VY. Take Laxative llromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It falls to c-ure. rise. The cenulnu has L. H. Q. on each tablet. $ Why not go there this winter ? It Is an Ideal trip and NOT NEARLY as expensive as ono would Imagine. How long does It take ? Only ten days three days Omaha to San Francisco via the Burlington Route and a week for the sea voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu. Tickets , berths and Information about steamship rates and Bailing can bo had at Ticket Office : New Depot : 1502 farnam St. 10th & Mason Sts. Telephone 250. Telephone 128. The Majestic The Monitor Tha Garland The Quick Meal , Made of extra Cold Rolled Bessemer Steel , aabestos lined , patent duplex grates will save enough fuel In one year to almost pay the cost of a range. With proper care they will last a lifetime. Arranged with water front In fire box to heat city water pressure boiler or provided with low encased reservoir lor heating water when city prcsauro boiler Is not used. Made In a great va riety of styles and sizes , at prices ( rom $24.00 up. All stoves and rangeo ore warranted. We are exclusive agents In Omaha for the above celebrated ranges , A No. S C-hojD Range , han.dsomo design , nickel plated , largo oven , $13.GO. A large 6-holo Range , with reservoir , a perfect baker and a heavy range , complete , $21.75. NIIITOH ROGERS Cor , 14th and Farnam , Opposite The Paxton Hotel , THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS 5s duo not only to the originality nnd simplicity of the combination , but also to the cure nnd skill with which It is manufactured by scientific processes know , . io the CALIFORNIA Fie. SYIIUP Co. only , and wo wish to impress upon all the importance of purehuslntf the true uiul original remedy. As the icnuine Syrup of t'igs Is n.unufacturcd by the CAUFoimiA Fie Sritui > Co. uiiy , a knowledge- that fact will " " * one In avoiding the worthless imitations nmnufuctiircd by other par ties. The high standing of the CALI- roiiNiA Via Svitui' Co. with the medi al profession , aud the satisfaction vhich the genuine- Syrup of Figs has iron t < ? millions of families makes ae name , of the Company a guaranty f the excellence of its remedy. It ia tnr in advance of all other laxatives , as it aets on the kidneys , liver nnd borcls without irritating or weaken ing them and it docs not gnpo nor tiuusento. In order to get its beneficial 'ft'ects , plc.isc remember the name of Ihe Company CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. HAN FHANC1KCO. Col. 10UISVIU.E , Kr XKvr VotiK. N. T. tor' . , rr.ctltti frumond 'ENNYROYAL PILLS Orlftnut and Only Genuine. Orc. * . ) * ; rrllttiU. IAOIC * ttk , DfUffUl for C\isfitHtr AWul MJ- > Lt 9n' ' * fMnif lu Utd till o ( rfiLoullio\ bosct. iall with bl'tc rlbbnn. Title no other * Rtfutt daiigtrev * lubihru * tiontand imitatitnt. At DrofcUti.er tfn44 . la ittmpi for tsirlleuUri. t-itlmoaUU o4 MMIef Tor I.a t1e / * < ilitUr. Or r UrM JtlalL 1P.OOO TfitlmonUli. Kmnt 3Tptrt , lohrUrChcnlcaI MU bj &ii Ucfci mugtuti. A3It"SI2 E\TS. Cor. I It i and _ - Harnay 3tl. Telephone 217. Lentr & Williams. Props , and Mgrt W. W. COLE. Act. Manager. v- 3IATIX13I3 KVKHY DAY. AlM-nyn the liont Nhuiv In Oiniilm. The diminutive comedian assisted by the Clever soubrette. Miss Ma tic N1 hols , i-re- sc-ntliiR their llttio comedy , "Tho Actress and the Hell Hoy. ' , ' , cnrl " 'Eht-Tho ' American Anna Held. Muxmllllon nnd Shields Knocka bout Comedians. Del Sabos Sensational Acrlnllstp. McCnbe and Kmmett Comedy Sketch Team. Leroy nnd Morrl Comedy Har Act. Howard Trio Singing and Dane- Ing Comedians. ZlBlcn Modern Mcphlsto ot Magic. UEFUKSHMF.Vr.S Matinees 230. Nights 8:30. : Tickets 25c , Ooo and EOc. BOYD'S ' THEATER TODAY ili.'HI TOX10I1T Sil5. KoKlur & III n I'M MiiKiiillrciit Sii ciilnr I'rutlucltoii. Gayest Manhattan. JO All .Star Ai-tlnts III.IMV .Munlr Novel Snet-lnltU-N Kliilinrntc Scenery. The Croip'hton I P"11"1 * n iuo wioigiiiuui Manneer , Tel > . O. O. i > olwird : , Amusement Director. TODAY SiKO TO.WCiirr 8in. : TIIK woomvAim STOCK co. PRESENTING "JiVCOG. " Special Kcntiirc CMVKTTI5 , \ Next Suiulnj- lit ON MASTEIl. I JtmUE-SS. Manaeen. Tei. 19U. Sunday matinee and night , Nov. C , Positively the last appearance here of the greatest of all Swedish com edy successes . OLE OLSON With now features. Up-to-dato specialties. A great cast. Popular prlci-n. rrI7r / > ! _ PAXTON& HUHGK8S. * ( ts LUy.L Managers. Tel. 1919. Monday and Tuesday , Nov. 7 and S , CHAS. PIIOIIMAN presents JULIA MARLOWE In her newest HIE COIMESS VALESKA A romantic drama of the Napoleonic era , Sale coiniiic-iu-cN UIH ninrnlniv. WcnderEand Theatre | 0K | 17 Parnam < Jt Hem show lOIU'l I I dlllQllI Ol lu Omuha Slicclul AttrnctluiiH ( ur 4liln ircrk. IN TUB CURIO lIALL-Wllllam Cook , ho gr nt fire cater ; Mllllo Martini , and icr den of monster HcrpentH , Mlle Itnteu , America's greatest JUBgler ; The Do Clulr- 'Illcs , double , traprso nrtlstn ; All ! Uaba , ho oriental magician ; 1'rof. Mlats , won- lerful troop of trained doss ; May Warren , ady magician ; Mine. Owens , phrenologist. UN 'inHi HIJUL. a'iAui1'rof. . unoeB1 .larlonettes . I'rof. Wurren. Kngllsh Shad- ' | 'A/rnJTilH MAIN TIlKATHIl-Dorothy lisfll , buttorlly tlancer ; The HoffmaiiH. Jarl and Helen , In opera ; Dell Loon , char- cter urtlst ; Will Howard , comcuinn ; 2 towards , nketcti artlstH ; Florence Urock- i-uy. BOHR and dance ; John Hhunnon. icgro spiiflalttos ; Ituacnu llunks , the ladv ruin mnjor. | _ lOc luliuIlN ( o nil. OIM-U from IO n. A n. to IO i > . in. A n-lined iilncH uf iiuuMviiiuiit fur ivunifii iinil uliliareii. Bit * Reductions in Brass Band Instruments , Drumi nJ Uniforms. Write for catalog. 445 Illuslralluru. PRflEl It ylves U nJ Muilc & Iiuiruclluiu fur Amateur DJI < LYO-J A HFALY 49 Ad nt it. . Thlcagn THE MILLARD 13th andlouilas Sts. , Oinohii -AMUIUCAN AM > UUUOl'UAN 1' | < AX- CENTUALLY LOCATED jr. V. MAHUIiL , Jt HUM , ITo , .