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TITE OMAHA DAILY PEE: SATURDAY, MAY 0, lOO.'J.
Hie Bennett Company
iilinory for Saturday
A black tucked chiffon hat, trimmed in
black satin and roses, marked to sell at'
$4.00, Saturday for
A, white satin braid hat trimmed in all light,
shades of silk, light pink, light blue and
cream, with roses and foliages, a
special, worth 3.00, for..
95c all wool ingrain
60c Cocoa mud
$22.50 velvet rugs 11 QC
$1.35 extra Axmin
$1.25 best velvet QQ(
For Saturday only, Curtain Swiss worth up to 25c ' If) a
yd., not over 25 yds. to one customer, per vd. ..... IUU
Window shades speQEft I Odd curtains, while
cial, 3x6 ft., each...f-MU ceya8t-each'
FURNITURE SPECIAL-For Saturday Only
Stool with upholstered top, value $1.25, special Kfln
while they last, Saturday only, each uUu
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COMPARE RAILROAD RETURNS
StaU Board Finds Only Tew Charge From
TLosfl of Laat Tear.
REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE MAY BE LATE
Mutual Insaranee Companle. May
Not Rrnrlt mm Much a. They
Expected From the
ROOSEVELT IN LOS ANGELES
President Keachs. Land of Angela and
"Street of Millionaires." .
REVIEWS THE GREAT FLOWER PARADE
California' Second City Gives a Joy
ous Welcome to the Nation's Ei-
ecntlve and Parades Its
. Many Attractions.
LOS ANGELES, Col.. May S.-Presldent
Roosevelt made his entry Into Los Angeles
today. Ths enthusiastic ' -welcome that
greeted him at each stopping place within
the boundaries of California reached a cll-
max when the presidential train drew Into
La Grande station.
The presidential train left Riverside this
morning at 8 o'clock, at which early hour
thousands of people turned out to bid tho
president goodbye. On the way over the
v Santa Fe a half hour's stop was made at
Clearmont. where the president spoke to
the students of Pomona college, the presi
dent of which. John D. -Gates, is an old
time friend of President 'Roosevelt.
Greets Grand Army Post.
The president was Introduced by Dr.
Oates and spoke as follows:
Even In a distinctly college and school
gathering 1 know you will not grudge my
spying my first word of greeting to thoeo
whom,' before all others, we honor for
what they did, the men Of the Grand Army.
I always envy you men of the Grand Army
because you do not have, to preach; you
practiced. All we have got to do is to
try to come up 10 me nianuiua in peace
which you set alike in war and In peace.
In speaking of the activities of a college
life and the necessity for physical train
ing the president said:
There Is not much need of educating the
Ixidy if one pursues certain occupations,
but the minute you come to people who
pursue a sedentary life there is a great
need of educating the body. All of us
recognise that. If we come to think of It.
The man that Is the Ideal good citizen is
the man who, In the event of trial, in the
event of a call from his country, can re
ppond to that rail as you responded in the
great war. When that call comes you
need not only fiery enthusiasm, but you
need the body containing that fiery en
thusiasm to be sufficiently hardy to bear
Every college should aim from It In
tellectual side, from the intellectual stand
point, to add to the sum of productive
scholarship of the nation, and I trust that
this college, all colleges like this, will add
to the purely . American scholarship. By
purely American. I mean that you should
turn your attention to the thing that you
find naturally at hand or to which your
minds naturally turn, and try in dealing
with that, to deal In so fresh a way thut
the nt ircome shall he an addition to the
world's stock of wisdom .and knowledge.
Ard every college should strive to d
vwloti among Its students the cnacltv to
di good, original work. I hall the chance
of having been met by such a s-atherlng
this, because It Is a wood nurnrv for the
rpihll" to see In this trlvhty wtern
s'ate the things of the body ind thln
ft the soul equally cared for. I greet and
Proceeds to Pasadena.
From Clearmont the train ran through the
picturesque San Gabriel valley to Pasa
dena, where a stop of two hours was made.
Pasadena, famous for Its beautiful homes,
had been elaborately decorated All these
houses snd all the residences on the route
over which the president was driven were
decorated with flags and bunting. On the
way to The Wilson High school, where he
stopped to deliver a. short speech, he passed
under an arch of welcome. The arch was a
solid mass of flowers from bottom to top,
with festoons of vari-colored roses draped
across from curb to curb. Baskets of flow
ers or smilaz-twlned poles' extended from
the windows of the high school buildings
and solid banks of roses adorned the walls
from basement to cupola.
Alone "Street of Millionaires.
After the address at the . high sehool
President Roosevelt and ' party took car
riages for a drive through the city. The
route took them down the famous Orange
Grove avenue, the "Street of Millionaires."
A brief stop was made at the hame of Mrs.
Garfield, the widow of the late President
J. , A. Garfield, with whom , the president
chatted pleasantly for a few minutes. Con
tinuing on the drive, the party passed down
Columbia street to Raymond hill, from
which point the president gained a splendid
view of the fertile. San Gamon valley
Promptly at 12:30 the party boarded a train
at Raymond station and left for Los An
When the train pulled In at La Grande
station, Los Angeles, thdusands of neon I e
blocked the streets on every side. Former
members of the Rough Rider regiment, a
detachment of Troop D, National Guard
or California, and "Teddy's Terrors." a
political club of prominent Los Angeles
business men,' wearing the Rough Rider
unirorm, formed on either side of the plat
form and kept the crowds back.
Rides with the Governor.
The president entered the carriage with
Governor Pardee, Secretary Moody and
Private Secretary Loeb. and proceeded, fol
lowed by a platoon of mounted police and
Troop D. National Guard of California, was
driven directly to the Westminster hotel.
wnere juncneon was served. From the sta
tlon along Second street to Main and thon
to the hotel crowds had gathered for a
glimpse of the " chief executive. All the
enthusiasm that had been pent up for days
pasi auring me preparations for the com
Ing of the president, was given voice irt
continuous cheers, which the president
Extraordinary police precautions had
been made to guard the safety of the pres.
blent during his stsy In Ln Angeles.
Secret service men surrounded him and
made way for him through the crowd at
the station and when he alighted' from his
carriage at the Westminster hotel. In
addition to the viligance of the secret serv
ice men, the I Angeles police force
adopted some stringent measures against
the encroachments of the crowd. West
minster hotel, the temporary stopping place
of the presidential party, was surrounded
by a cordon of police and plain-clothes
officers. A ropo was drawn around the
hotel ami no one except those holding
passes were admitted.
Sees Feast of Flowers.
Tho annual Fiesta de las Flores. ths chief
feature of which Is the elaborate floral pn
rude, was arranged this year to coincide
with the visit of the president. I'nusual
efforts had been made by the fiesta com
mittee to make this feature of the celebra
tion particularly attractive, a sort of ex
pression of the floral wealth of California.
The floral parade occurred this afternoon
and was reviewed by the president and
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LINCOLN. May 8. (Special.) With
Treasurer Mortensen and Auditor Weston
present, the State Board of Equalisation,
sitting as a boatd of assessment, held a
two hours' session this afternoon, and ad
journed until Tuesday morning. Governor
Mickey was absent In Omaha, looking after
strike matters, and this forenoon Treasurer
Mortensen was In Nuckolls county with
Land Commissioner Follmer apprslsing
some s.:hool lands.
.The two members present devoted their
time to a comparison of the returns made
by the railroads this year and that mads
last year, with a view to finding Just where
the decrease and Increase would be. Very
few changes were noticed. On the main
line the returns were almost the same,
though In some Instances a slight increase
was shown. The Union Pacific returned
a half dosen new engines over Its last
year's report and some of the feturns on
its other rolling stock were also Increased.
Owing to the absence of Governor Mickey,
nothing else was donej and the board took
an early adjournment.
In the meantime, If the Omaha Real
Estate exchange has an idea that It will
be able to come here along about four
weeks from now and appear before the
board the said exchange would better get
another notion. It la more than probable
that the board, as an assessment board,
will have completed Its business, a new
commissioner appointed on the Omaha Fire
and Police Board and many other Inter
esting things will have occurred within the
four weeks. Treasurer Mortensen said to
day that he saw no reason why the board
would not complete Us labors at a very
early date, that Is, as an assessment board.
In July the board again sits, this time as
a board of equalization, to act upon the
returns made by the county clerks and to
make up the grand assessment rolls. The
law requires the board to make Its returns
to the county clerks on or before the 16th
day of April or as soon thereafter as the
board, or any two thereof, shall have made
or determined such valuation.
The board heard the railroad arguments
the first day and has records and flguros
galore before It from which to make Its
deductions, so there Is very little excuse
for them waiting much longer than the
lfith Inst, before making the returns.
Though of course the two new members of
the board, with their very Inquiring minds,
may prolong the deliberations in order to
get some facts upon which to work. There
Is such a thing as the Omaha Real Estate
exchange coming In too late to do any
effective arguing, or, at least, it is liable
to wait until the board has about agreed
upon a valuation, which would amount to
the same thing as If the members of that
body had remained at home.
"One trouble with that Real Estate ex
change," remarked a taxpayer from Omaha
today, "Is that Its members splutter around
to beat the band, but they will allow a
delegation to come down here from Omaha
absolutely unpledged, and when ft comes
to aa election, instead of supporting that
class of men they .know to be In favor of
e;ual 'taxation, they do Just the. opposite.
They are too Inconsistent. They have been
working on this tax business for years
and they should have been prepared to
come here the day the railroads delivered
their arguments for a reduced assessment.
Why didn't they come and argue when It
would do good and why weren't they here
to call the turn on the railroads. They are
a peculiar lot, those boys are."
Mutaals Hay Not Benefit. .
The passing of the bill by the last leg's
lature to allow mutual Insurance companies
to do business outside of the state probably
will not have the effect Its supporters be
lieved. Today Deputy Insurance Commis
sioner Pierce received a request from the
Insurance department of the state of Kan
sas asking for a copy of the law that al
lowed foreign mutual fire Insurance com
panies to enter Nebraska. There Is no
such law in the Nebraska statutes, or at
least the Insurance department has failed
to locate It. It Is the belief in this depart
ment that some Nebraska company has
made application to do business in Kansas
and that authorities there wrote here to sea
if Nebraska has a reciprocity law and it Is
the belief also that If outside mutual fire
companies cannot do business In Nebraska
that It Is more than probable that Ne
braska companies will not be allowed to do
business In other states.
A great flght was made against the bill
passed by the last legislature allowing Ne
braska mutual companies to go out of th3
state, and at one time the bill was dead,
but It was resurrected later and by amend
ing It to restrict the llabll'ty of the policy
holders it became a law. The oppo lents of
the hill argued that the agents of the com
panics would have power to take all kinds
of risks In the large cities an1 that each
policyholder In the stite wa liable for the
loss, having at the time ne tecime a mem
ber of the company signed an agreement
to that effect. . i
Statement of Appropriations.
From the office of the auditor there will
soon be Issued a statement of the appro
priations and expenditures of the last legls.
lature. The office fores is busily engave) !-
making the compilation and the copy will
be ready for the printer In a short time.
The law requires that this be done within
sixty days after the adjournment of the
legislature, and while It has not olways
been the custom to hsve the reports ready
by that time, from the prospects this year
such will be done. The reports will show
how much money each member of the
legislature, each employe and eiery one
connected with the legislature received from
the Ftate. It contains the amount of money
appropriated and used by the various state
Institutions and officers snd will make con
siderable more than K0 pige. Deputy
Auditor Anthes said this morning that tho
copy was almost ready to be turned over
to the printer.
Plenty of Teachers Apply,
From the north and the south and from
the east and the west, every day In the
week. Superintendent Fowier is receiving
applications for positions on the principal's
staff of that new normal school that Is to
Today he received a communication
from a woman In Baltimore, and yesterday
came one from a teacher In California.
Every applicant enclosed plenty of recom
mendations and several good words for
himself or herself, as the case may be.
To the end that much time may be saved
In the superintendent's office Mr. Fowler
has prepared a circular, which, after stat
ing that enclosed Is the recommendations
of the applications, reads:
The legislature of 1913 made an appro
priation of 850.000 for the establishment
of a new state normal schor l and for the
construction of buildings. They made no
appropriation whatever for its maintenance
and support. The next legislature will
not convene until January, l!sV There is
a strong probability that the selection of
a faculty win noi ne maae oeiore Apm
19f6. for I doubt very much if the new
state normal school will be opened before
A proposition has recently been sug
gested to the towns that desire to secure
the new normal school to give a cash do
nation to be used to pay the salaries of
the teachers. This will take about $25,000,
but there are many towns that bave sig
nified a willingness to give even more than
this. This would enable the school to be
started as soon as the building is secured
and it would probably result In the next
legislature making a I.trger appropriation
when it convenes. Inasmuch aa It would
do away with much of the bitterness and
envy that will naturally result among the
various towns when the school Is finally
Game Is Increasing,
Under the protection of the game laws
of the state and the enforcement of the
laws all kinds of game Is on the Increase
In the state, according to the reports being
received by Game Warden Blmpklns from
his deputies. The average Increase In
prairie chickens Is estimated by the depu-
ties as at least 26 per rent. Lancaster
county reports an Increase of 600 per cent.
Seward and Nemaha make the same kind
of reports, while others report an Increase
of !00 per cent. Among the counties re
porting the largest Increase are ) Hamil
ton, Hall, Cherry, Dawson and Buffalo.
Franklin county sent In the only report of
a decrease. This report said the decrease
was at least 30 per cent and possibly 10.
The same condition of affairs seems also
to prevail In counties- where there are
grouse, most of the observers finding that
there had been a largo Increase In the num
ber of these birds. Brown, Cherry pnd
Frontier counties are credited with an In
crease of 200 per cent.
The reports on the number of quail are
of especial Interest from the fact that the
law has protected them from the onslaughts
of the sportive nlmrod for several years.
Very few counties report a decrease In the
number, but in the majority of cases there
has been a substantial increase in the
number notice by observers. Dawson
county heads the list with an Increase In
the number of quails, amounting to 600 per
cent for the year or more In Which ob
servations were carried on. Frontier and
Buffalo counties have added to their stocks
of quails to the extent of 300 per cent,
while the percentage of Increase In other
counties averages about 60 per cent, with
several claiming 100 per cent. One Lan
caster county observer reported a decrease
of 40 per cent, while another stated that
he did not know. The largest decrease In
the number of quails Is reported from
Nuckolls county, where only one observer
made any report on this item, finding that
this species had fallen oft 90 per cent. The
two Thayer county observers claim that
the same ratio of decrease has been no
ticed In that county.
The report made to the game warden
shows that the loss resulting from cold
weather Is ery small, only a few counties
reporting any loss due to this cause. One
Thayer county observer reported that 80
per cent had frosen, but his fellow ob
server reported 20 per cent.
One of the observers from Hamilton
county reports a loss of 60 per cent, while
the same percentage of loss Is reported
from Lancaster county, but In each case
the loss was noticed by only one observer.
Platte, Pierce and Seward counties make
the same returns on Josses from this cause
although In each case but one observer
has noticed It. ...
It la probable that more accurate returns
on this Item will be received next year,
for hunters generally will pay more at
tention to quail, clnce the law . protecting
quails expires this year and quails may be
killed from November 1 to November 80.
High Schools In ETldeace.,
The high scllool fete 4s on and about
1,000 pupils from the various schools of the
state are here to keep H going. All classes
at the. university- have been dismissed and
that building and grounds -turned over to
the visitors. They have' taken charge of
the state house nd are nmnlng over tho
dome. They called upon Private Secretary
Allen and tfsked about the governor. They
saw the great seal of state and the big
The real program began at 11 o'clock,
when Dean Davis welcomed the guests at
Memorial hall. He was followed in short
talks by Superintendent Fowler, H. K.
Wolfe of Lincoln, W. L. Stephens of .Bea
trice and W. H. Fullmer of Pawnee. At
2 o'clock a dinner was served on the cam
pus. The annual meet of the Nebraska Inter
scholastlo Athletic association was held at
2:30. Representatives from these schools
took part In this contest: Beatrice, Crete,
Falrbury. Hastings, Hebron, Seward, York,
Wymore and Auburn. Beside these the fol
lowing towns sent delegations, but they
did not take part in the track meet: Have
lock, University Place, Friend, Avoca, Paw
nee, Omaha, Lincoln, Exeter, Falls City
and Syracuse.. Beatrice had the largest
delegation, numbering about 125, York 86,
Seward 76 and Avoca 60.
Protest on Licenses.
EDGAR. Neb., May (Special.) A num
ber of cltlsens opposed to licensing a sa
loon presented a remonstrance to the city
council last Monday. The remonstrance
stales that the license ordinance Is defec
tive, that the applicant, John Dlngman,
is not a suitable person to sell liquors and
that an error was made In canvassing the
votes at the late city election. The re.
monstrance was only partially heard on
Monday and continued to Thursday. The
hearing lasted all day Thursday and re
sulted In the council's overruling the re
monstrance and deciding to grant the li
censes on the filing of a suitable bond and
payment of tlje license fee, 11.000. The
prosecution gave notice of appeal to the
district court, which sits on May 18.
Voathfal Debaters Rewarded.
BEATRICE, Neb., May . (Special.) The
Crabtree-Cutter debate, for which a prize
of 335 was offered to the two scoring the
highest number of points, was held at the
high school yesterday. The question de
bated was, "Resolved, That the Dlngley
Tariff BUI Should be Repealed." The af
firmative was upheld by Stuart Dobbs and
Samuel Rlnaker, Jr., and the negative by
Ralph Weaverllng and Richard Ahlqulst.
The Judges awarded the decision to Sam
uel Rinaker, Jr., and Ralph Weaverllng,
the first to receive fl& and the second $10.
Falrhnry Licenses Granted.
FAIRBI'RY, Neb.. May s. (Special.)
The city council was In session yesterday
hearing the case against granting saloon
licenses. Thomas Darnell of Lincoln repre
sented the antl-llcense element The cases
of IaduIs G. Luebbin and Higglns Walsh
were heard and '.ast evening the remon
strances were overruled. License was
granted to Luebben and Higglns & Walsh's
application was considered this morning.
There are three other petitions filed and
the remonstrators were heard today.
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CORRECT DRESS FOR MEM AND BOY'S.
Fashionable Spring and Summer
Your suit is ready There is just as much -difference
in suits as in the men who wear them. Wc have given
special attention to securing better clothes, bstter style and
to maintain the smallest possible price consistent with
Men's Hand-Tailored Perfect Fitting Suits.
$15. OO Handsome tweeds, worsteds and homespuns, in
the tftp neuvst coloring and
cut in the very latest, fashion
able styles. We have made it
our greatest endeavor to equal
other stores' r $20 and $22.50
huits at this popular price and
we've done it
Without doubt the best low-priced suits
possible to produce All the new shades
of browns and grays, neat plain and
fancy worsteds, in a variety of popular
stripes and figures made in a very thorough, honest,
painstaking manner, of best material actual values $15.
Extraordinary offerings in men's
finest suits-$18.00, $20.00, $22.50, $25.00 Every known cloth
and style is represented in this line, which is so popular with Omaha s best dressers.
Nothing better conceivable than, you find here.
Men's Trousers Special
Special cash purchase of 1,000 pairs
men's finest trousers, the entire
stock of New York's foremost cP C
trouters maker actual rrt
rallies i: and Is kK
College Brand and Sleln-Bloch
two of the best makers known, the
name is a guarantee of good- C
ness, sizes 30to,10, pricos $2u tokJJO
See our boys
S5th st. for the
dress for boys
Great Clearance Sale of Jq p and Rain CoatS
Just the coats for now $7.50 & $9 coals $5; $10& $12 coat $7.50; $15 coats $10; $18, $20, $22.50 coats $15
Men's Negligee Shirts $1.00 Monarch, Elgin, Faultless, Bimetallic
and other makes in all new stripes and figures hotter ones for $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.50.
JVlen's Fancy Hose Lace, drop6titch, clocking and embroidered stripes,
and figures 15c, 2 for 25c; 25c, 50c and 75c.
Special Sale of Boys' Balbriggan Underwear, 25c. -
STRIKES CHECK INDUSTRY
Dan Declares Labor Unrest Host Discrim
inating to Manufao nrers.
COMMODITY PRICES SHOW A DLCL'NE
prlncfleld Maa Gars to Edgar.
EDGAR, May I. (Special. )-At a recent
meeting" of the school board L. A. Carna
han of Springfield, Neb., was elected prin
cipal of the high school and superintend
ent of the city schools. The other teachers
have not yet been elected.
Mr CoaSrmed at Oaalalla.
OQALALLA, Neb., May 8 (Special.)
Bishop Scannel of Omaha and several
priests from western Nebraska parishes
held services in the Catholic church, at
which twenty-two young people were con
firmed. A large attendance of the church
members was present.
Textile Business Improves Mot at All,
Some Mills Even Withdrawing
Travelers From the Hold
When Sales Fall Off.
- NEW YORK, May 8. R. O. Dun & Co.'s ,
Weekly Review of Trade tomorrow will .
Iabor disputes have Increased rather than i
abated since May 1. when difficulties of I
this sort should culminate. No single strug- i
glo f1 great magnitude Is In progress, but I
the frequency of small strikes Is disturb-, I
Ing, and In the aggregate a large force is j
Idle, while Important Industrial undertak
ings are checked.
Uood reports are received from footwear
factories, shipments from Boston for the
year thus far surpassing all records, while (
clothing makers receive duplications of .
spring orders in aaanion to getting oui iau
Commodity Trices Decline.
Prices of commodities declined slightly
during April. Dun's index number falling
from 9.iti7 to $98,561. A year ago the high
est point of recent year was touched at
Railway earnings In April were 3.4 per
cent larger than in last year and 28.7 per
cent above 1901.
All quotations Indicate a tendency to
ward more normal conditions In pig Iron.
Thi la hlirhlv desirable and gives assur
ances that present activity In iron and steel
may be maintained. Contracts for about
50.000 tons of structural material have been
closed and other orders are only postponed
by uncertainty regarding the labor situa
tion. Railway requirements appear to have
no limit and the proposed extensions will
consume large quantities of steel. Rillets
are one of the scarce articles at present,
even Imports being arranged with difficulty.
Implement manufacturers are surpassing
all records In their purchases of merchant
steel, machine shops are working at full
capacity and there la a brisk demand for
plates, pipes and tubes. All leading ma
chinery markets report satisfactory condi
tions. Trade in hardware is of good
volume, orders sssurlng activity for some
time and new business still coming forward
freely, and especially at the south.
Textile Situation No Better.
Textile manufacturers In the east have
not Improved their position during the
week. Jobbers sre buying only small quan
tities, exercising a discrimination that in
dicates dull markets elsewhere, and sales
men are being withdrawn from the road.
With large print mills closed, there Is no
activity In print cloths, neither is the move
ment of brown sheetings and drills of any
Abnormal prices for raw cotton nright be
expected to stimulate Inquiry for goods,
but the only effect is to prevent sellers
from making concessions.
Higher figures are expected next week at
the official opening of the season In carpets.
More woolen trims nave ciosea ana me
market Is featureless, but new wool clip is
firmly held. A steadier tone la noted in
silks, owing to reports that production will
Trade la rather quiet In leather, both as
to sole and upper prices, and all heavy
weight stocks have accumulated. Chicago
packer aides are dun at recent aovaiicii
prices, which were only latest salting. For
eign dry hides are easier, buyers reducing
thrlr bids slightly.
Failures this WM'k were 175 In the V'nlted
States, against 218 last year, and twenty
two In Canada, compared with twenty-four
a year ego.
TRADE OVERCOMES DRAWBACK
Bradstreet Reports More Than Sea
sonable Activity In Most
of some retrospects and reflections as to
the future. Iron production Is at the msxl-
tnt.m. but pig Iron Is dull and drooping.
The sharp contrast with cruder forms Is
the strength and activity In steel and the
continued active sale of finished products.
Men's wear woolen goods ore not being
taken hold of freely and some shortening
of running time Is possible at New England
mills. Wool moves fairly, though mostly
at concesHlons, and the disturbed condition
of raw cotton, prices having reached the
highest point In over two years, holds back
trade for fall, though rather more dispo
sition to do busliif ss has been manifested
by buyers this week.
Strikes and lockouts Interfere with trade
In lumber and other building material In
New York. On the other hand the shoe
industry seems to be exceptionally active.
Leather Is firmly held. In dry goods, gro
ceries, hardware, clothing and millinery
Jobbers note good reorders and the volume
of fall orders booked exceeds a year ago.
Southern trade Is affected by unseasonably
cold weather holding lirvk bus!.e.as .and
complicating the crop situation 1 1 eortoti.
nuns 11111 vrftriu uitrn. i lie utii..-c? vujit, i
bv cold weather, however, can st'li be re- !
paired by prompt replanting and favorable
weather, although the cotton crop will be a
Wheat. Including flour, exports for the
week ended May 7 aggregate 3.201. iS0
bushels, ngulnst 3.41ft.?K) bushels last week.
3.302.240 bushels this week last year and
4 178.S72 bushels in 1901. Wheat exports
since Julv 1 aggregate 191.503.163 bunhels,
against 219.lti6.72S last season, and 180,389,
373 In 1900.
Corn exports aggregate 1,630.709 bushels,
against 2.2W.1.15 last week. 1.755,0(10 n year
ago and 1.683 3M in 1901. For the fiscal year
exports are E7.011.65A bushels, against 255.
IVW3f5 last year and 158.222,263 bushels In
Business failures In the T'nlted States for
the week ended Mav 7, number 175, against
173 lnst week, and 19 In the like week of
19H2. 193 In 1901. 174 In 1900. snd 1(59 in 1899.;
In Canada, for the week. 14, against 13 last
week, and 23 In this week one year ago.
WKKKbY BANK. CLKARI.GS.
Summary of Business Transacted by
the Associated Hunks.
NEW YORK, May 8-The following
table, compiled by UrudHtreet, shows the
bank clearings at the principal cities for
Din week enued May 7, with the percent
age of Increase ana decrease as compared
with the corresponding week lust year:
Wheeling, W. Va
I xi well ,
Fnrgo, N. D
Cnnton. O ,
Greensburg, Pa ,
Springfield, O ,
Chester, Pa ,
Hloux Falls. 8. D...,
Charleston, S. C.."..
Totals. TT. fl
Outside New York.
MS. 704 !
Sl MO .,
650. C63 .,
' Clearings.! Inc.
E. Rosewater Speaks at Snttoa.
SUTTON, Neb., May (.-(SpectaJ.)-Hon.
E. Rosewater, editor of The Bee, will de
liver the Memorial day addnuM this year
NEW YORK. May 8 Bradstreet's
tomorrow will sav:
Business continues large and Industry ac
tive, in most cases, surpassing previous
years at this date, despite unseasonably
cool weather In some sectloBg and a swarm
vexatious labor troubles.
Moat of the measures of trade and In
dustrial volume silll make favorable show
ings. The simply enormous gain In gross
railway earnings reported for April, 15 per
cent over the best In previous years. Is
proof that past good reports of trade and
traffic were fully Justified.
The usual lull In whuiesule trade allows
halt Lake t'lty
6i(..U3; 25. 3
02S.275 24. l!
4,61. 7:il 6.3
4.7'$.2, 14. li
S.u;j,4iii i 1.7
2 657,23:. ' 3.7
2.294. 635' 22.2
1.510, W 3.3i
l.ftv, 0,39! 7.9
l.M76( 18. 4i
St.. John, N
I London ...
C.3?9 25' I
j ,Sd vki
Balances pa'd in cash. INot Included In
totals hocause of no comparison for lnat
yenr. tNt Included In totals hecsu con
taining other Items than clearings.
Schmidt May Be Revenged.
PLATTSMOCTH. Neb.. May 8 -(Spectal
If the press dispatches from Chicago sre
correct, Herman Schmidt of this county
may yet have the satisfaction of knowing
that the smooth parties who worked him
for $100 on a matrimonial scheme may re
ceive the punishment they deserve. The
dlspntches state that three of 'a gang of
six members of a matrimonial syndicate
have been arrested in a nearby town, whero
they had been operating. Their scheme It
appears, was to attract a prospective vie.
tlm to that city and then by various threats
get his money nway from him. These ar
rests were made upon the complaint of a
young man from the eastern part of fowl,
who had been victimised. The Chicago
officials promised to notify Schmidt if thev
succeeded In capturing the parties who
robbed him, but thus far nothing has been
heard from them. It Is said that there sr!
several other young men in Cass county,
and two working In the Burlington shop
here, who could, if they were so Incllne-I.
relate the story of their experience with
the "matrimonial" proposition.
Arrested on Berglary Charge.
BEATRICE. Neb.. May 8 -(Special Tele
gram.) Charlea flpcrry was lodged In Jail
this afternoon charged with robbing the
tailoring establishment of Henry Wlpper
man. When arrested Sperry wss wearing
a pair of trousers which Wlpperman Iden
tified as being stolen from his place. Ha
will be given a hearing tomorrow.
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