Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 27, 1902, Page 4, Image 4

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Convention of Southwest Iowa Organization!
Will Open Tonight
Among Promlirii Speakers Will Be
Chancellor Craig of Drake lal
verslty an . Prof. Lock
bart of Des Moines,
The convention of the Christian church
of the southwest district of Iowa 'opened
last evening In Council Bluffs and continues
'over ' Thursday. The district comprises
these counties: Harrison, Shelby, Aubudon,
Guthrie, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Union,
Adams, Montgomery, Mills, Fremont, Page,
Taylor, Hlnggold, Decatur and Clark. .
' On account of the national convention cf
the church being held in Omaha this sum
mer the attendance at the district conven
tion sere will, it Is said, not be aa lsrge as
otherwise. The local committee had been
advised that the attendance would be 600,
tut thla Is believed to be greatly exagger
ated. Rev. W. B. Crewdaon, pastor of the
First Christian chuch In this city, In which
the sessions will be held, Is of the opinion
that Including ministers most of whom will
tie accompanied by their wives, and dele
Kates, the number of visitors will not ex
ceed 150 to 200, but the committee la pre
pared to take care 'of all who may come.
Among the prominent speakers who will
attend are: Chancellor W. B. Cralg of
Drake university, Des Moines; Prof. Clinton
Lockhart of Des Moines; Rev. T. J. Dow,
pastor of the East Bide Christian church
In Des Moines. Special music has been pre
pared by the choir under the direction of
Dr. R. O. Williams and thla will be one
f the features of the evening sessions.
The women' of the congregation have es
eured the Shugart building at 86 South
Main street In which to serve the delegates
with dinner and supper during the entire
t'hnrch Removes Debt.
We have raised 123,500, praise be to God
and thanks to all who so nobly helped us."
This was the announcement made by Rev.
W. J.' Calfee, pastor of Broadway Methodist
church, at the close of the golden Jubilee
ervloes last night. The church had la
bored for many years under a debt of over
$22,000, and the fiftieth anniversary of the
organization of the congregation was cele
brated by the-members and friends of -the
church yesterday by pledging sufficient
money to lift' this indebtedness within the
next four years.
The services, or as it was officially an
nounced, "the rally," was In charge of
Joseph W. Powell of Buffalo, N. Y., na
tional organizer of the Brotherhood of St.
Paul and one of the leading laymen and
workera In the , Methodist church. ' Mr.
Powell, like Bishop McCabe, has a national
rsoutatlon as: lifter of church debts, and
h la success yeaterday showed that bla repu
tation wan merited.
Among the larger pledges' were 11.000
from Bishop McCabe, $2,000 from the Church
Extension society, Des Moines conference
$1,600 from F. C. Lougee of this city and
14,000 from the Ladies' Aid society.
Gravel roofing, A. IT. Read. 641 Broadway.
N. T. Plumbing Co., telephone S50.
Davla eella drugs.
Btockert sells carpeta and rugs.'
Wollman, aclentlflo optician. 40 B'way.
Leffert. eyesight specialist. 23$ Broadway.
Special sale of photo frames. C. E. Alex
ander & Co., 333 Broadway.
Take home a brick of Metsger'a Ice
cream. Vatilla, 25c; Neopolltan, iic.
Mrs. George H. Richmond has as her
guest her brother, Lee Plumefof Turling
ton, Neb.'
Mr. and Mrs. Thomna Townsend have re.
moved their residence from Elgin, Neb.,
to this city. ,
Mrs. Jennie Groverman of Dakln. Neb.,
Is the guest of Mra. U Graham of West
Miss May Mayne of Salt Lake he
goest'of Mr. and Mra. W. 8. Mayne of
Park avenue.
Mrs C. W. Phelps left Saturday even
ing for a visit with relatives and friends
In Logan, O. .
Colonel John Llndt and former City At
torney fe B. Wadsworth will represent the
Council Bluffa aecle at the meeting of the
grand aerie of the Fraternal Order of
C' In UlnnMnnlll June ft.
Itfre. Jerome and Miss Lillian Bell of
Ashland, Neb, are guesis oi i. ami r.
Frank T. True.
Mrs. W. i A. HrocK OI eeneviiie. roil,
! vuuim her neohew. P. 11. Clark and
family, of Fifth avenue.
George Dalley has received notice that
he has parsed the examination for admis
sion r to West Point and orders to report
to the superintendent at the administration
building at the academy on June It
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. eVhuler of Garner,
la., are gueata of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Byera
of Blnff street. They are en route to Ios
AngeJ. Cal., where they go for the bene
fit of the health of Mrs. BchUler, Wht la a
sister of Mrs. Byers.
Captain Mather and Second Lieutenant
George Judsen of the Dodge Light Guarda
have been ordered to report at Des Moines
the second week In June to take the ex
aminations for their poeltions In tha com
pany to which they were recently elected.
Forrert, the 17-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Webster of Crescent died
Saturday night. The funeral will be this
afternoon at i o'clock from the residence
I and Interment will be in the Crescent
;a warrant for the arrest of Pete Burke,
a blacksmith, hna been Issued on the com
plaint of Mrs. Minnie Wheeler of 17 North
Klahlh street. Burke boarded at. Mrs.
Wheeler's house and Is alleged to have
trunk her over the head with a heavy
umbrella Saturday night. I'p to last night
' the police had been unable to locate Burke.
Funeral aervlcea over 1'rlah II. White
will be held Tuesday aiternoon at tns
famtlv residence. 1&!1 South Sixth street.
following which the body will be taken to
Des . Moines fur burial. The remains ac-
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Africa sad Australia. A aiust
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pEHrl'MB tot refined people ;
U rsvidly gauung favor her.
W. fl.. BENNETT CO.-
8. TV. Cor. 16th and Harney fits.
Dyed and pressed- Special attention
given ladles' garments. Also chenille
curtains neatly cleaned, dyed and
rested. Thons L-41S. Iowa Steam Dva
ivuras, a aroaoway.
(tuooeesor to W. C Eaisp)
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eompanled by . Mrs. i White, arrived from
Lenver yesterday morning and were taken
to the residence.
' Maurice DeKay, formerly of thl city,
now employed In 'the head office of the
Modern Woodmen of America in Rock
Inland, III., surprised hie family and
friend last week by eloping with and
marrying Miss Minnie Krey, ft young
womun employed in the same office. Mls
Krey's parents wre opposed to the match,
hence the elopment.
William Rowbotham was -arrested at a
late hour Saturday night on an Informa
tion riled In Justlre Bryant's court by
John McCov, who Is charged with assault
with Intent to commit great bodily In
jury. Rowbotham claimed that McCoy
owed him a dollar and demanded payment.
During the controversy which ensued Mc
Coy alleges that Rowbotham tried to slash
him with a big knife.
The contract for thp construction of the
building to be erected by the Omaha Brew
ing company at the corner of Scott street
and Broadway has been awarded to Ander
son Bros, of this city. Thpre were seven
bids. The contract also Includes the tear
ing down of the old Nonpareil building,
now covering the site. The new building
will be three stories, with a frontage on
Broadway of twenty-three feet and a
frontage on Scott street of eighty-one feet.
It will be of pressed brick, with stone and
terracotta trimmings.
Davla sells grace.
Davis sells paint.
Plumbing and beating. Bixby Son.
Dennis and Irwin Mast Serve la Iowa
Penitentiary for Murder of
Oscar Miller.
CLARINDA, la., May 2. (Special Tele
gram.) Judge Thornell sentenced Edward
Dennis to eighteen years and Wesley Irwin
to twelve years imprisonment at hard
labor In the penitentiary at Fort Madison
for the murder1 of Oscar K. Miller.
Page County Primaries.
CLARINDA, la., May 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Great Interest waa centered In the
contest yesterday In the Page county re
publican primary election. The struggle
was over the nominations for county attor
ney, auditor and clerk of the district court.
D. O. Sutherland was nominated for a third
term as attorney, Frank V. Hensleigh for
a fourth terms as auditor and Alfred B.
Laranx received the nomination for clerk.
There was no opposition to Walter W. Hill
for a third term for recorder, or to I. H.
Taggert for supervisor. A large vote waa
Trouble Between Bank Cashier and
President fteaebes Crista
In Court.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D.. May 26. (Special
Telegram.) A ault for damage In the sum
of J 5,000 will grow out of the arrest a few
daya ago of John T. Struble, cashier of
the Vienna bank, on instructions from Hans.
J.. Eggen, the president of the bank.
R, W. Parllman, an attorney .of this city,
who has been engaged by Cashier Struble
to Institute the damage ault, gives the
following account of the trouble, which
will prove of Interest In view of the prom
inence of the men concerned.
"The trouble is of long standing. There
are two factions Id the bank. 'At the head
of one la Cashier Struble. At the besd of
the other la Hans Eggen, the president.
Th tiAntr ttfta h..n run hv thi j.e.Mf The
trouble finally reached a point that th,
Struble faction offered t buy or sell
"Last Wednesday" Struble bad occasion
to go to Egan to confer with some of the
stockholders of -the bank, and during hta
absence he placed John Taylor, a director.
In charge. This angered Eggen and be tele
phoned the sheriff of Kingsbury county to
arrest Struble at Lake Preston.
"This was done. Struble wired for me to
come up to Lake Preston, which I did, and
accompanied him back to Vienna, where a
hearing was held before a Justice of the
peace and where Eggen withdrew the com
plaint' against Struble and in open court
admitted that be had no grounda for mak
ing the charges against Struble and having
him arrested. The papers In the damage
suit will do served the fore part of the
coming week.
Articles of Incorporation.
PIERRE, S. D., May 26. (Special" Tele
gram.) Articles of Incorporation have been
filed for the Whltewood Brick and Cement
company, at Whltewood, with a capital of
$1,250,000; incorporators, Thomaa E. Peters,
John P. Smith, Nell McDonough.
The Electric Carbon Gas company, at
Flerre, with a capital of $250,000; incor
porators, William D. Hersey; John W. Hor
sey, James S. Bebree.
The Naches Consolidated Oil company, at
Pierre, with a capital of $1,000,000; incor
porator, R. M. J. Tallman. Frank S. Pratt,
Robert E. Benjamin.
The National Railway Supply company.
at Pierre, with a capital of $1,000,000; in
corporators, James A. Hlnson, Cyrus W,
Oeorge, Oscar Nelson.
The Kentucky Oil and Refining company,
at Pierre, with -a capital of $500,000; in
corporators, T. C. Vance, J. F. Smiley, L.
L. Stephens.
The Parkdale Home association, at
Brookings, with a capital, of $12,000; in
corporators. Woodman Thompson, H. H,
Reeve, Walter Cheever. ,
The Bernard Conatructlon Machinery
company, at Pierre, with a capital of $100,.
000; Incorporators, A. F. Bernard, O. C. 8.
Phillips. Philip Lawrence.
Will Be Lara Gathering.
SIOUX FALLS, S. TJ., May 2. (Special.)
Without doubt the convention of the Re
publican League cluba of South Dakota
and tha stats convention for the nomtna
tion of a congressional and atate ticket, to
be held in Sioux Falls, June I and 4, will
be the ' most largely attended gatherings
of the kind ever held In the state.
It la expected that Senators Gamble and
Klttredge and Congressman Burke will be
In Sioux Falls during the convention. Con
gressman Martin- has also arranged for
rooms here and will tome If It Is possible
for him to do so. He baa agreed to take
part in tha debate on the general Irrigation
bill, which It la now thought will be brought
up In the lower house of eongres about
the date of the convention in thla city.
Kansas City Mail-Carrier Coafessea
Tkeft and (ays Debt Waa
KANSAS CITT. May Jl Frank M. Stur
geon, one of the oldest mall carriers In
the Kansas City (Kan.) aervlce, was ar
rested by postofBce Inspectors for stealing,
a bundle of letters.
Sturgeon waa caught In the act In the
postofflce. He confessed, saying that his
stealings . had coverd a period of eight
months and that debt bad prompted the
theft. He has a family.
Shoate Sweetheart. Mother aad Self.
GREENFIELD, Mo., May It. Allle
Pmu. living near Areola, shot Mrs. Frten
ana ner aaugntrr, smi tavu uiiuseu. pui
wnmun were shot twice. The mother ma
nr but tns Ctrl and Wttv will dla
Mrs. Friend had objected ta Petty a at'
tcnuoog to scr aaugaier.
Drt Moines People Getting Beady to Wit
ness First Dip of Cruiser Pes Moinei.
Money that Will Be Kanended the
Present Btennlal Period for Build
ings and Repairs A City lir.
vey that Causes Troable.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE3 MOINES, May 28. (Special.)
Preparations are being made here for tha
formation of a considerable party of Des
Moines people to go to Qulncy, Mass.', some
time next month to attend the launching
of the protected cruiser Des Moines, now
under construction In a shipyard there.
The work on the cruiser Is reported to be
well along to the point of completion. The
date for the launching was fixed for laat
Thanksgiving day and Governor Shaw ap
pointed a young woman of this city to do
the" ehlstenlng act with the bottle, but
there was delay in the construction and
then the time fixed was come time in Jan
uary. But the launching hao not yet been
accomplished. The original delay waa over
the procuring of a special brand of bolts
or rivets, many thousand of which were to
be used in putting on the light sheathing.
What has caused other delays Is not known
here, but the builders of the boat have sent
word that they are nearly ready for-the
launching. It Is expected that Governor
Cummlna and his staff will go, also Mayor
Brenton of Des Moines and a party of city
officials, and there will be a delegation of
the Iowa contingent in Washington to go
to Qulncy on that occasion. Those who
have Investigated the matter say that the
cruiser Is being finished In the finest pos.
slble manner and Des Molnea will be an
addition to the navy. of which the city and
the naval authortles may well be proud.
It Is to cost a little over $1,000,000. After
the launching It will be aeveral months be
fore It la ready for commission.
State Institution Improvements.
- The State Board of Control has decided
upon the expenditure thla biennial of about
$456,000 for permanent Improvements,
chiefly building, at the aeveral state Insti
tution. The bill giving the board an ap
propriation for the biennial period pro
vided that only at part should be available
now. The board has decided upon only
those permanent Improvements that are
most essential. For the three Institutions
In the western part of the state the de
cision Is aa follows:
State Hospital at Clarlnda Cold atorage
and Ice manufacturing plan'., 715,000; coal
house and ash elevator, $4,000; engine and
dvnamo. S2.600; purchase of land, $30,000;
tout, $61,500.
Deaf School at Council Bluffs Carpsta
for Industrial building, $500j library, $400;
laundry machinery. $1,200; electrical power,
etc.. $400; range, $600; total. $3,100. Thla la
exclusive of what will be done on account
of the recent fire.
Institution for the Feeble-Minded at
Glenwood One cottage, $26,000; repair of
cuatodlal building, $10,000; boilers, genera
tors, etc., $3,600; new pump, motor, etc.,
$2,676; coalshed and repairs, $1,600; land,
may be purchased, $25,000; total, $69,676.
City Snrrejr All Awry.
Engineer McNutt and an assistant of this
city has been engaged tha past two weeks
ffuuuiua uvw BIHUq auu lllQVb 1U luv
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city of Wlnterset. and they report a curloua
condition of affairs. The city waa aurveyed"
many yeara ago and has been built up
lowly, but the street lines do not follow
the original plat except In a few instances.
ome of the leading atreets which have
been occupied and used, along which good
residences have been built a long time,
are aa much as ten feet out of their true
location. It the city Is to be surveyed and
the new aurvey accepted as in accordance
with the plata many houses and barna will
ave to be moved, sidewalks changed about
and doubtless a great deal of litigation
will follow. The discovery Is causing a
great deal of indignation In Wlnterset.
Iowa Swamp Land Indemnity.
Attorney Evana of thla city, formerly in
the United States landofflce, la In Washing
ton to urge upon congress the passage of
bill Introduced In the house by Lacey into
the senate by Dolliver, providing for a
settlement of the Indemnity claima of cer
tain countlea in Iowa and other states on
account of alleged awamp landa erroneously
disposed of by the government. All this
swamp land was given to Iowa and by
Iowa to the countlea and aold. A number
of Iowa countlea claimed indemnity because
much land that waa In fact awamp land waa
not so surveyed or reported and these
counties a half century ago got nearly
$500,000 from the United Statea on this
claim. - Now a almllar claim Is made on
behalf of many countlea in northern Iowa,
aggregating nearly as much and last winter
the Iowa legislature passed a. concurrent
resolution requesting the Iowa delegation
to favor the bill mentioned. The countlea
have no direct Interest in the claim now, aa
it is entirely in the bands of speculators.
Iowa and McKlnley Memorial.
Governor A. B. Cummins haa undertaken
to raise soma additional money from Iowa
for the McKlnley monument fund. At the
time the national association for that pur
pose waa organized Governor Shaw ap
pointed a committee to look after the mat
ter1 for Iowa but a number of persons set
out to raise funds for the proposed memo
rial arch In Washington. There waa con
filet between the two and aa a result but
very little was accomplished. ' Before the
close of Governor Ehaw'a term the matter
waa entirely dropped. Governor Cummlna
Is now taking it up and appealing to per
eona! friends all over the atate by letter to
form commltteea and solicit funds to be
adlsd to the Iowa contribution. About
$1,800 waa collected In varloua waya from
the atate and forwarded to Cleveland,
mostly through the postmsstera of tha
atate. It la hoped that about $10,000 will
be secured from Iowa. Ths Washington
memorial arch movement haa been aban
don 1. leaving the field clear for the pro
posed monument at Canton In honor of the
dead president. Governor Cummlna was
the Iowa member of the national committee
that managed McKlnleya first campaign
and he waa a great admirer of McKlnley,
thus entering upon the work with great
teal and peraonal Interest.
Iawa Ceoleale Survey,
Prof. Samuel Calvin, director of the atate
geological aurvey for Iowa, baa planned
that during thla year a real aurvey work
hall be done In Mills and Fremont coun
ties y Prof. J. A. Udden, in Clayton county
by Prof. A. O. Leonard, in Beaton county
by Prof. Savage, in Winnebago, Hancock
and Koaautb countlea by Prof. MacBrlde,
and In Chickasaw county by Prof. Calvin
Thua far the aurvey haa been completed ta
fifty-three countlea of tha state aod about
eight or tea are added every year. Special
work will be continued during the year by
Prof. 8. W. Beyer in regard to clays, by
Prof. H. W. Norton In the matter of ar
teotaa wells, and by Prof. Frank A. Wilder
on the distribution of tha cement rock of
the state. The twelfth volume of the
aoloaia reDorts la now in tha bands at the
printer aad id be Issued very aeon. Ail
the reports are disposed of almost as soon
as printed and the earlier reports) are now
quite valuable.
Expressions of (isnd Will for t utted
tales Involved la Tanner
fote Comment.
LONDON, May 26. The deep Importance
attached here to the friendship of the United
States could not better be exemplified than
by the unusually sincere expressions pub
lished in the London press of regret at the
death of Lord Pauncefote, the British am
bassador at Washington, and the high eulo
g'ums of his career lu the t'nited States.
The papera thla morning vie with each other
In paying tribute to the Inestimable value
of Lord Pauncefote's work to the mplre
In the difficult position, which, as the Dally
Chronicle reminds its readers, la now tha
most exacting in the diplomatic service and
quite different from the time when the
Lord Stratford de Radcllffe described the
Washlpgton legation aa "very pleasant so
cially, but not requiring any very great
talents politically."
Naturally the occasion leads to the re
viewing of the varloua thorny questions
Lord Paunctefote had to deal with and some
little resentment la still displayed over the
manner In which Lord Sackvllle Weat, Brit
ish minister at Washington from 1881 to
1888, waa dismissed. But these allusions
are only made to emphasize the credit due
Lord Pauncefote for the good relatione now
existing between Great Britain and the
United States.
The Chronicle says: "He will be remem
bered as the first and best ambassador athot
this or any other country accredited to the
great republic." " t
The Standard aaye: "Perhaps the most
eloquent form of praise Lord Pauncefote
can take la to observe that the relations
between Great Britain and the United States
are ao smooth that It may appear ungra
cious to the memories of the time when
they were troubled."
The Daily Telegraph says: "It la not too
much to say that the last of the great
ambassadors has disappeared. Lord Paunce
fote will always be remembered aa the pio
neer of the aupreme pact of perpetual
friendship between Great Britain and Amer
ica which will some day be accomplished."
All the morning papera publish long ca
blegram containing the opinions of Amer
ican newspapers and atatesmen concerning
the dead ambassador and print portraits of
Lord Pauncefote, .sketches of bla life, etc.
Gratitude la expressed to the United
States for granting a state funeral to Lord
Pauncefote, while the Dally Mall suggests
that in view of the larger Interesta now
bound up in British relations with the
United States the question may arise giv
ing the primacy to the Washington, Instead
of the Parts embassy, which has hitherto
held the first place In the diplomatic hier
Wife Approves of Arrangements and
Body tm Rest in Rock Creek
l Cemetery. '
. ' ,
WASHINGTON, May 26. With the excep
tion of a few details the arrangementa for
the funeral' aervlcea over the remains of
Lord Pauncefote, the British ambassador,
J are now complete. Lady Pauncefote sig
nified her approval of toe arrangementa
tentatively Vtade yesterday, by which aer
vlcea are "tobe iield Wednesday noon at
St. John's Episcopal church, after which
the body la to be temporarily deposited In
a receiving vault at Rock Creek cemetery.
A military, escort la t be provided by
the government to attend the funeral,
which la to be of a atate character. .
Numbers of mesewges of condolence from
all over the world were received at the
embassy today, but they were not made
Walter Vroomaa Pushes Concern to
Dispose of Grain and Eliminate
Middlemen's Profits.
KANSAS CITY. May 28. Walter Vroo-
man of the Western Co-operative move
ment haa closed contracts for the purchase
of six of the largest wheat elevatora in the'
Kansas wheat belt and two of the largest
flouring mills. The price paid ia said to
have been $750,0(50, and Mr. Vrooman, who
haa left for New York to complete the
financial end of the plan, says the present
purchase is but the beginning of a move-J
ment to center the farmers of Kansas in a
co-operative branch of the Vrooman Co
operative company.
The concern will be known aa the Wheat
and Flour Western Co-operative company.
The farmers are to be taken Into the
acbeme upon the payment of $100 each, for
which they are to receive the market value
of their wheat aold to the company and In
addition will receive one-half of the profit
derived, the other half going to co-operative
atorea through which the wheat and
flour will be handled. '
"The plan," said Mr. Vrooman, "la to
eliminate wheat speculators and the middle
man. The farmers are In earnest sympathy
with tha movement. It is the only way to
head off the talked-of flour trust that la
forming tn New York."
It ia Intended to ship to' Great Britain,
to be aold among the co-operative members
there, the surplus product not disposed of
tn Kansas and Missouri.
Five Handred Union Teamsters Strike
ad Serious Tleup Is
CHICAGO, May it. Five hundred union
teamsters employed in the delivery of meat
by the big packers went on strike at mid
night tonight for a aubstantiai increase in
wagea and for shorter hours.
As a result of the strike the men say no
meat will be delivered to retail dealera to
morrow or at railroad atatlona for ship
ment out of the city.
The atrlkers claim that they have re
ceived assurancea of the aupport from the
other labor organisations whose members
are employed at the atockyarda, and that
any attempt by the packers to fill their
placea with nonunion teamsters will reault
in a general tleup of the packing houses
For the last two weeks the union through a
number of commltteea haa been making an
effort to gain conceaslona from the man
agers of the different firms. In every case
they clglm tbey have been denied confer
ences and at a meeting tonight it waa de
cided to atrike in an effort to force the
packera to terms.
Conclusion of South Carolina Kaposi
lion Given to elouthern
CHARLESTON. S. C. May It. Saturday
Hay SI, closing day of ths South Carolina
Interstate and West Indian expcsltloa, will
be celebrated aa "Charleston day."
Great preparations are being made for Ita
observance aad the railroads will mike ths
ooeervance aad I
lowest rate Vet
gruAUd (or the occasion.
Perplexing and UocerUin, Owing to Com-blnation-of
Conflicting Circumstances,
Exert Powerful Influence for Frosno
tlon of Higher Prices that t'aanot
Be Ignored So Derided
Move Pending.
NEW YORK, May 26. (Special. )-The
banking house of Henry Clewa A Co. says:
Long distance views of the stock market
Just now are exceedingly perplexing and
uncertain, owing to the unusual combina
tion of Loiifllctuig circumstances. Amongst
the large capljfiilsts there is a distinctly
optimistic tone, and. as they exert a re
markably powerful control over prices nnj
are vitally Interested In promoting a iiiKhur
market, this Influence cannot be ignored,
although crop uncertainties and suspicions
that Insiders are anxious to lighten thflr
loads effectually discourage tho develop
merit of a large outside support. Between
those various Influences there Is no oc
casion at the moment to look for any de
cided movements In either direction. There
Is little or nothing In the situation to war
rant expentations of any Important reac
tion; nor la there basis yet for any genuine
upward movement, except through artifi
cial means or some radical change not yet
anticipated. On the other hand, there are
enough interests at work to warrant con
siderable trading, and the opportunities
for profit In stocks bought and sold with
discretion are likely to be numerous.
Every week brings out new railroad deala
of consequence, all a part of the great con
centration movement which we have re
peatedly alluded to as being one of tha
most Important underlying features of
strength In the stock market. The appar
ently unreasonably high prices at which
some railroad securities are selling are en
tirely due to these movements; good earn
ings and increased dividends having been
long over-discounted. Insiders are, of
course, fully aware of'these possibilities;
their stocks are withdrawn or held far
above present market value, and the scant
floating supply leaves prices at the mercy
of a new class of speculators, the bold
operators who make a dash for thla stock
aad then for another, compelling timid
owners to buy at extravagant prices
through fear of losing control. Needless
to say, movements of this sort are ex
ceedingly unsettling, and trading In such
stocks on margin Is highly dangerous In
spite of the excellent character of the se
curity. Chicago A Northwestern in a strik
ing example of this tendency. Less than a
month ago It sold at 271, and reports were
that It wne going considerably higher,
owing to the consolidation movement In
the Vanderbllt properties, a movement that
Is extremely slow, but nevertheless con
sidered inevitable. This week Northwest
ern has been selling about 260, a decline of
20 points within a month In one of the moBt
substantial stocks for no other reason
than the one Just referred to. Similar
cases could be cited If needed. This segre
gation of Amerlmn rnllrnarl vainmi in
which Messrs. Gould and Harriman are
now taking an active part, will be an Im
portant factor In the market for months to
come. Such transactions are likely to pro-
vt'ne iivunies. noi always conducive to
peace In the stock market: and It seems
Improbable that the various svstems can
be unified without Inviting more or less
friction in the final divisions of territory.
Mr. Gould's intention of connecting his
southwestern roads wth the Atlantic sea
board, which will soon be an accomplished
fact In spite of the opposition of Pennsyl
vania, Is a speck on the horizon that will
bear watching. Mr. Qould does not seem
to be Included In the community-of-lnterest
plans, and with his power over-rates In the
far west, as well as southwest, his opera
tions and extensions have a special Inter
est. So, while the movement toward con
centration means ultimate stability to rail
road investments, the progress of such
plans Is not likely to be alwavs smooth;
and there need be no surprise If occasional
disturbances occur In the local struggles
for supremacy. Railroad destinies, it should
be remembered, are now in the hands of
giants, who are alive to the consequences
of disagreement, and fortunately they are
largely dominated by a resolute master
hand whose constant policy Is harmony.
inc iiiinieuiHie suuauon is cnieny con
trolled by the strike. An esrly solution of
this difficulty would heln the market hut
at this writing It looks as If no settlement
was In sight until after a further trial of
endurance. Both sides to the controversy
maintain a alienee as to the main points
at Issue, which renders It difficult n th
rive at the real merits of the dispute. The
uciuitiiuB ui ine miners are ior Detter pay
and shorter hours. The accumulation of
fabulous fortunes, largely through specula
tions, together with the rewards or legiti
mate enterprise and ability, naturally stim
ulate ine aesire ior Detter conditions In
the ranks of labor; where the fact that
these big capitalists usually pluck the
larger share of their fortunes from h
smaller capitalists rather than from the
auurer is generally overiooKed. On the
other hand. In the case of the coal strike,
the operators very naturally feel that this
Is a question of whether the union or the
owners are to be masters. So long as this
Is the Issue there Is but one position for
the operators to take, and that Is to fight
It out to a successful finish. Whether
recognition of the union Is an Issue or not,
Is not made public, but here also Is a
point which the unions must some day
concede. Responsibility must go hand in
hand with cower. At Dresent the union.
exert tremendous power and practically no
responsibility. Contracts with them have
no Dinning rorce, and redress for violation
Is impossible. The unwillingness, there
fore, of the unions to take on the cor
porate form and assume responsibility Is
an element of weakness In their cause
which only they can rectify. Very likely
this Is an issue which will play a part in
future labor controversies. The outcome
of this struggle Is of vital Interest to the
stock market, and an unfavorable isaue
would probably depress other than the coal
The monetary situation thni e,irh.
Improvement. Too much Importance can-
iiul u urapu io me aia received from
London last week. It shows In a most
emphatic manner that the strain at the
chief point of tension for months past has
been relieved; that London Is able to lend
and will not be forced to borrow. As Lon.
don would have come here for help in case
of necessity, the removal of that con
tingency is or me nigneat Importance to
the American money market. The crop
situation certainly shows Improvement,
hence the strike Is the only Impediment to
a more active market. Excellent trading
opportunities will be in evidence for some
time to come.
Staarnetlon Predominates at Berlin.
Theoe-h Canadian Pacifies Com.
anand Most Interest.
BERLIN, Mar 26. The bourse remained
stagnant during the last week and was
without new or striking- features. Cana
dian Pacifies were again to the forefront
In Interest, bearing; selling to New York
ers. The financial press Is now advising
German holders of Canada Paclflra tn take
ineir proms, ine rise in this stock dur
ing me weeK was t points.
German state securities were weak and
required Intervention buylna- to maintain
quotations. The gaxon loan of
marks at I per cent will be subscribed
May 28 at 80.80 and will be handled by a
large group of banks In Berlin and Dres
den. -
Industrials generally weakened, with the
exception or cnemicai snares. Information
publlahed this week Indicates that the
earnings of those companies, whose finan
cial years end June SO, will be quite dis
appointing. This particularly to Iron com.
nanlea. the shares of which fell accord.
lngly, although coal shares were bought
considerably for foreign account. Quota
tions on tne laiter were lower, however,
upon unfavorable reporta of April earn
inas. The market takes a favorable view of
the latest publication regarding the rela
tions of the German steamship lines. In
the navigation syndicate; consequently tha
shares of the Hamburg-American Hteam
Packet company and he North German
LJoyd line were stronger than last week.
or for several we us past.
The money market shows a somewhat
firmer tendency and the private rate of
discount reached ' The frankfurter
Zeltung believes that this rate Is likely
to n hleher principally because tha de
mands of New York are making discount
ers more reserved.
Germany's foreign trade from January
i tn Anrll SO was as follows:
Imports, 12 159.J44 tons; a decrease of
BftiSM tons from tne total ror the same
four months of 1901. German exports for
the first four months of Vm2 amounted to
lo.lM,2i tone, an increase of iae'.GOO tons
ovra the total over the same period ot
lsoL Germany's exports of raw sugar to
the t'nited utaiee ior me nrst rour months
of this year amounted tn Jt.OYi tons, as
against 117. J00 exported to the t'nlt-d
States In th eorrspon1lng period of the
nrevioas year The production of pig Iron
In Gmsny for April amounted to
? 91i tons, agamsi ki hi ions in April
Foreign Financial
ON. Msy 21 After maar weeks
oua waiting the peace announce
of anl
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" I tried the doctor's medicines and found it money worse than
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound advised 'me to try it. I did
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Compound is my only medicine. If I ever feel bad or tired a few
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trillion, or are do sec wiui eucn nynipujLue n uuuiunn, wunmrn, mooi
excitability, irritability, nervousness, sleeplessness, melancholy,
ronew and " want-to-be-left-alone n feelings, braca and hopelcsc
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Ilefuse to buy any otner medicine,
ment haa finally crystallised Into ft strong
upward movement on the Stock exchange.
In spite of the lack of definite news, of
ficial or otherwise, from Pretoria, the mar
ket assumed strength on the general in
dications that peace waa assured. The
buoyant tone In nearly all the departments
has been Increasing steadily throughout
the last week, when the official announce
ment of peace comes the boom will prob
ably already be In full swing and every
reasonable advance will be fully discounted.
In the meanwhile the money market re
mains tight. As for weeks past the mar
ket Is stilt Indebted to the bank by over
2,000,000. while the slow government dis
bursements render the repayment of this
Indebtedness difficult. While the announce
ment of peace is expected to hasten the
full resumption of work in the Rand It
Is likely that the Industrial requirements
of the reconstruction period In Bouth Africa
will absorb quite aa much cash as the
mines produce In gold for the remainder
of the preaerit year, there Is consequently
little prospect for easier money unless
gold comes from the continent. It Is as
sumed that New York la more likely to
demand gold than to send It here. Buy
ing, which has been restricted to gilt
edged stocks. Is now extending to the more
speculative Issues. Home ralla have mado
but slight advances, however, as It Is
known that many new Issues of capital
are pending, and this renders buyers chary.
It is also known that about 2,000 loans and
companies are only waiting a favorable
moment to enter Into competition with
the savings of the public. The "future
course of the American section of the
market Is a matter of some doubt, though
this section will probably follow the up
ward tide. Americans have certainly been
stronger during the last week on the
strength of easier money In Wall street
and the encouraging crop report. The
outlook for Northern Pacifies is much bet
ter than It was. but the extension of the
coal strike In the United Btatea Is worry
ing a good many operators. Canadian
Pacifies were strong last week and touched
139 on further New York purchases. Chile
and Argentine bonds strensthened rapidly
throughout the week, and will probably
rise sharply because of the publication
last night of the terms of the protocol be
tween the two countries.
While mining shares had a cheerful tone,
the public is still holding off, and the ad
vances so far consist principally of mark
ing up prices by the holders.
MADRID. May 25. The report of the
Bank of Spain for the week ended yester
dav shows the following: Gold In hand,
Increase, 23S.0OO pesetas; silver In hand,
Increaae. 3,932,000 pesetas; note In circu
lation, decrease, e.313,000 pesetas. The gold
quotation yesterday waa 87.90.
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FLORENCE, Colo., May 26. A riot at a
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In the lynching of Jason Wilson, a negro.
Wilson waa driving a buggy and trying
to pass every one on the road, which was
crowded with vehicles.
He collided with a buggy . occupied by
Onnte Carroll, a white man, and the two
began a fist fight. The crowd closed around
them and finally began beating and kicking
the negro.
A half dozen officers reacued the negro
barely In time to save his life, and then
only by atandlng the crowd off with their
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