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Tnn OMAIIA DAILY I1EE: 8ATUHDAY, CMiTOnEJt 17, 1903.
FIGHT ON NEW REVENUE LAW
Tint Blow Dealt by Wholesale Mirthantg,
Who Tile Snib
CASE HEARD IN DISTRICT COURT MONDAY
Property Owner Say Btntat Vtam
Dnwa by Railroad la Try ere and
Imposes Doubl Taxation
Rmall Taxpayers. -
Paper were fled In the district court
yesterday which dispute the validity of
th new revenue law under which Ta
Commissioner Fleming la operating;. The
eaaa la entitled Warren . Swltiler against
William Fleming, aa tax commissioner.
While the ault la brought by and In the
name of Warren Bwltiler,' the announce
ment la made that this method of procedure
ta taken for ths benefit of hia clients. The
Important point Involved In this case cen
tera about the contention on the plalntMfs
part that the tax commissioner haa no
legal right to attempt and enforce the col
lection of taxes under the new statute
, enacted by the last legislature. The new
measure amended the old revenue law
Which was In operation at this period last
year and under which the previous as
sessments had been made. The contention
Is also made that the city of Omaha Is
In reality subject to the old Instead of the
new statute and that all of the schedules
framed by the tax commissioner are In
equitable under the provisions of the new
law and that they should be made In con
formity with the old law.
s Time for Argroment.
The arguments In this case will be heard
before Judge Day Monday morning at 10
o'olock. An Injunction Is not asked at
this time, but If the arguments seem to
ustaln the contention of. the plaintiff It Is
expected that a restraining order will be
Issued against the tax commissioner at
tempting to collect taxes under the new
law. The full Import of the suit Instituted
by Mr. Swltzler may be realized when
If is stated that the constitutionality and
validity of the new tax law la at stake
and that the Issue will be of general In
terest throughout the state of Nebraska, aa
It will affect both real and personal prop
erty. If the new law ta declared to be unoon.
titutlonal 'merchant and all classes of
business men will be permitted to deduct
their debts from their credits, and they will
not be compelled to answer the questions
which Mr. Fleming haa outlined on the
back of hi schedule.
Fleming; May Recede.
While not giving out any definite Infor
mation Tax Commissioner Fleming haa Inti
mated that he will recede from hla position
on the taxation of credit provided that he
can obtain what he deems stufflolent legal
opinion to sanction this aotlon. In other
word, it look a though net credits. In
stead of gross credits, will be assessed In
Omaha for the 1904 taxes. That la to say,
merchant will be allowed to deduct their
Indebtedness from the amount owing
Thl haa been brought about by concerted
action of about 100 wholesale merchants,
though every business not carrying on a
strictly cash business would be affected by
what 1 known a Commissioner Fleming
''triple assessment" idea.
City Attorney Wright, who waa present
at a confarenco of the merchant, and
Commissioner Fleming, haa ruled that the
j indebtedness may be subtracted from the
I credit without fracturing the new revenue
! . law. He hold that the section concerning
f --crdlta" la ambiguous aa to whether net
credit or gross credit ar meant, and a
i the Inequality and unf alrnea 1 manifest.
the theory permitting deduction of liabili
ties should be leaned ta
Ail that Tax Commissioner Fleming would
ay ' Friday morning was that he waa
consulting with attorney and intended to
CO Into the matter further and with more
care than he at first Intended. He said he
might reserve his formal decision for sev
eral days, a he had determined to get ail
the advice possible on the subject.
W. O. Ure, one of the member of the
Real Estate exchange, who has been prom
Inent In the fight for the equitable taxa
tion of the railroad and other corpora
"Thl la merely the first exemplification
of the unfairness of the new revenue law,
Draw by Baldwin aa Wait.
"Thl la the tatut drawn by John N.
Baldwin of the Union Paclflo and Ben
White of the Northwestern and which
catches the small property owner and buai
nesa man on every eld for the benefit of
the railroads, while ths railroads ar el
lowed to pursue the earn old easy-going
rout and evade the payment of thouaand
of dollar their Just share In the expense
of the city government.
'Th aection against which the wholesale
merchant have lodged a protest is un
questionably unjust. To Illustrate, I will
give you a personal example. I am build
ing two dwelling In Omaha. I have the
money In the bank to pay for them, but
will not do so until they are turned over
by the contractor. My property Is repre
sented In one of the two the money or
the house. Under a strict Interpretation
of the law both will be assessed this fall.
It thl Is not double taxation, I don't under.
auiul th meaning of the word."
GOSSIP OF THE POLITICIANS
aaeee B. gheenn Refuses nam aa
the Democrat I Bebeel
"I was amused at th Interview published
n the World-Herald thl morning under
the headlines 'New Brand of Harmony In
the Republican Camp,' " said Chairman
Cowell yeeterday. "If the warrior'
name had appeared It might explain his
tired fellng and weary yawning."
The rank and file seem happy over th
present condition and I cannot believe that
Interviews?" of the kind referred to have
much weight The new rules were not
gotten up by what waa known aa the ma
chine faction and the chairman did not
exceed the authority vested In him under
"The appointee on the committee I know
to be energetic, competent men, who will
labor hard for the success of the ticket.
and that at present Is . the main con
sideration. Other condition will be met
a they arise, and the party as a whole
will be th Judge as to whether the choice
were wise one and whether we have ful
filled our dutle faithfully and well.
The democratic candidates know that no
such harmonious feeling ha existed In our
ranks for many year. They see the hand
writing on the wall and misrepresentation
will neither avail them nor will it reflect
honor, credit or political preferment on
those within our own party who still want
The first big gun of th campaign will b
fired at Washington hall Monday evening
upon th occasion of a ratification meeting
under the auspices of the McKlnley club.
The speaker for thl event Include th fol
lowing: John L. Webster, Charles J.
Qreene, W. F. Gurley, J. H. Van Dusen,
Edward Rosewater, E. J. Cornish, A. W.
JefTerl and Harry C. Brome. Mayor
Moore will preside and music will be dis
pensed by the McKlnley quartette.
James B. Bheean, the railroad attorney
upon whom the democrat tried to foist a
nomination for school board member, ha
umped the trace and kicked the gears
higher than Gllderoy kite. He refuses
to be dragooned Into setting himself up as
a fatal target for voters. As a matter of
fact Mr. Bheean would never have been on
the ticket In the first place had he been
consulted, but like others' who were nom
inated that night at Jacksonlan hall, this
assistant attorney of the Wyoming divis
ion of tho Northwestern railroad had no
knowledge or say as to his nomination.
When first informed of it the next day he
plainly Indicated hi feeling and his with
drawal has been daily expected since. It
is understood that the democrats are con
templating holding a second convention to
take another try at getting enough men
to make the race.
RACE ON THEJJPWARD GRADE
lunu) ta Birth Rate for Osaaka
DnrlsaT the Moat of
Th report of th looal Board of Health
for th month of August ahow an Increase
In the birth rate, 1ST children having been
born, against SO deaths. Of the new bable
M were boy and 71 girl. Of th death
only M war under five year, despite th
well-known menace of August to Infant.
Do Not Dose
0nr Catarrh by Natare'a Owa Method
E! very Breath of Uyosnel Bring
Nearly every on who ha catarrh know
bow foolish It la to try and cure It by
drugging th stomach. Temporary relief
may be given, but a cure seldom come.
Until recently your physician would have
aid the only way to cure catarrh would be
to have a change of climate, but now with
Ilyomel you can carry a health-giving ell
mat In your veat pocket, and by breath
ing It a few minute tour time a day
soon cur yourself.
Th complete Hyomel outfit cost but
11.00 and consists of an inhaler that can be
carried in the veat pocket, a medicine drop
per and a bottle of Hyomal. The Inhaler
last a lifetime, and If on bottle doe not
cure an extra bottle of Hyomel can be ob
tained for 60 pent. It 1 th most eco
nomical of ail remedies advertised for the
cure of catarrh and la the only one that
follow nature in her method of treating
diseases of the respiratory organs.
The Sherman ft McConnell Drug Co. have
soli a great many Hyomel outfits, and the
more they sell, th more convinced are they
that they are perfectly safe In guarantee
ing to refund, th money. U Uyomal doe
Determined effort will be made from now
on by the registration committee to get th
voter out on registration days and have
them qualify so they, may vote thl fall.
Every elector must register thl fall or
he will be deprived of the ballot at the
poll November t. Thl fact doe not seem
to be generally known, a many well-informed
citizen have expressed surprise
when told they had to register this fall.
But two day remain for registration, Fri
day, October 22 and October SL Chairman
Cowell Is having Thursday' registration
list checked and will send postal cards to
all republicans who have tailed to qualify.
The location of their registration place will
be (tamped on each card. If there Is not
a much better turning out on the second
day than .there waa on tho first herioo
measures will be adopted to get out the
Th ward chairmen met with th county
executive committee at republican head
quarter yesterday afternoon, laid out a
plan of campaign and appointed committee
to attend to registration and finance, Th
ward chairmen were Instructed to call a
meeting of their committeemen at a date
and place to suit their convenience to dls
ous the peculiar need of each ward In
th campaign and to report th result of ths
conference at headquarters Saturday attar'
noon. After thl date the ward and exeou
tlve committee will meet at leaat three
time a week until th campaign la fin
STICKNEY FAILS TO APPEAR
Does Hot Arrive la City ana Council
Defer Hearing of Property
Many women and men are Interested In
th Great Western Terminal ordinance,
appeared In the council chamber yesterday
moralng. It was expected that President
Btlfkney would be there to explain what
he would do for damaged property owner,
hut h waa not, and no meeting waa held.
Th councilman were Informed that th
railroad ma gnat would be In Omaha Mon
day and they told th property owner
that they would hear them at 1 o'clock on
John 1 Hcuague, wno represented in
Great Western In buying light of way,
aasured th council that President Btlckney
had declared he would recompense every
property owner for actual damage
sustained, but desired to wait until the
terminal ar built In order to know the
exact amount of the Injuries to abutting
and adjacent property.
Councilman Hoy Insists that th railroad
hould proceed by condemnation action In
the county court. In order that appraisers
may be appointed to fix the damage. He
ay he will not change hi view and be
lieve thl 1 th only way to protect the
property owner. Cm the other hand. Coun
cilman Huntington saya that th appraiser
would hav power only to determine the
damage to the property actually used and
not that abutting on or near the right-of-
By request the counell agreed not to take
aotlon on the ordinance until after the
Monday afternoon meeting.
FRANK G. CARPENTER IN OMAHA
Fans on Newspaper Correspondent
aal Traveler gpeade Day ia
Tbi City with Frleada.
FTank G. Carpenter, th well-known
newepaper correspondent and traveler,
pent Friday In Omaha. Mr. Carpenter I
on a business tour, although h came west
with th delegation headed for the meet
Ing of the Civlo Fedoratlon at Chicago. He
took lunch with Victor Roeewater at the
Omaha club and visited with a number of
"No. I will not go on the lecture plat
form thl year," aald Mr. Carpenter. '
my time will be abundantly occupied with
newspaper work and I am revising my
geographical reader somewhat and prepar
ing some other text books. I go from here
to Kansas City and St. Loula"
Mr. Carpenter's present home Is In Wash
ington, D. C. and hla health la much Ira
proved by hi recent travel, th story of
which Th Be reader ar familiar.
Mr. Carpenter la recognised aa on f
the few newapaper writer who have the
wonderful faculty of Imparting their ob
servations so simply. Interestingly and In
telligently and to such an enormous
clientage of readers. "Carp'" Utter ar
recognised aa the standard of world-wld
Information on all topic of territorial, com-
JmarclaJ, business and agricultural Interest,"
DUN'S REVIEW OF TRADE
Eedictlon in Prloe of leonritiei Not War-
ranted by Stats of Trad.
WEST MUCH BUSIER THAN THE EAST
Iadleatloaa Polat ta Bedaetloa ta
Wttea Beraaao at Falling Off
la Demand for Xaaafae
are of Iron,
NEW YORK. Oct 14.-R. O. Dun A Co.'
Weekly Review of Trad tomorrow will
While some contraction In trade and In
dustry has undoubtedly taken place. It Is
not In proportion to the reduction of 20 per
cent In pig Iron output or the reaction In
prices of securities, although In normal
railroads those have usually proved fairly
reliable barometers. Many branches of
manufacture, however, are working full
force, with large orders still unfilled, while
me latest returna of the cropa are most
finance ana labor are the disturbing ele
ments this year, neutralised very largely
by favorable agricultural conditions. The
net result is a fairly well maintained vol
ume of trade, offset by conservatism in
carrying out protected new undertakings
and proposed extension of facilities. Rail
way earnings thus far available for Octo
ber are 6.2 per cent larger than last year
and 12.7 per cent above 1901.
w meiy connicting report are received a
to the condition of th Iron and steel In
dustry. There Is evidence that the deellne
In quotations has been checked, although it
Is occasionally stated that special terms are
mnae on important contracts. A better In
quiry Is noted In the west, pig Iron being
freely taken by open hearth steel furnaces
and makers of railway supplies, and In
some favored lines the new order cover
deliveries through all of next year. A sig
nificant event was the announcement that
control of the Clulrton Bteel company had
not passed to the leading producer, and
these mills with their modern equipment
will continue to operate Independently. One
result oi tne severe ran in prices and di
minished activity win be a areneral rerluc.
tlon In wages, some plant having already
announced their intention to make a new
acale on January 1.
Footwear factorlea are buay on contracts
that will require some time to finish and
wholesale dealers sflll complain that deliv
eries of heavy goods are not made
promptly, yet there are Indications that
trade Is auletlna: down ar the ana Than
Is no diminution In activity at the west.
xuoro iaie macninery haa resumed at cot
ton mills, but the cost of raw cotton Is fill
considerably above a parity with the prices
u" ru wining to give ror goods.
Increased inquiries are noted, although tha
unsatisfactory quotation prevent business
woolens are dull In men's wmp fahrioa
and quiet In dress goods.
Failures this week number 208 la the
United States, aaralnnt 9ra loot aa i
Canada 28, compared with 24 a year' ago.
CLEARINGS FOR THE WEEK.
Transactions of th Aeeoclated Bank
Darin? the Past Week.
pnmnl i4 hv U. ...I.. . . -1 . , . ,!
, ' ,.uBm, bbvwi uio Dana
clearings at the principal cities for th
""""" Tinner in, wun me percentage
or increase and decrease, aa compared with
the corresponding week last year:
Clearings. I Ino.
New Tork ......
Han Francisco .
Mil WAlilr aa
Bait L,ake City .,
New Haven ,
Portland, Me ,
little Rock ,
Wheeling, W. V.
Fargo, N. D
Bioux Falls, 8. D....
Fremont, Neb ,.
I Decatur, 111 .
t 1 fount on
Charleaton, 8. C
Totals, V. 8
Outside New Tork...
I 472 823
l a si
St. John, N. B
Victoria. B. C
12, 749.054 1
Ralance paid In cash.
tNot Included In totals because containing
other Items than clearings.
trxui mciuaea in totals Decaoa 01 no
paiison for laat year.
aCIETXEtrS ISCBIAIEI III TUB BAIT.
Bastaess 1 Good la tho West, Aeeord.
la ta Bradstroet
NEW TORK. Oct IS. Brads treat to
morrow will ay:
General trade and Industry still lacks th
spur 01 insistent aemana which has been
so conspicuously present in the autumn of
recent yeara. Executions ta this ara nnial
in the aouthweet. the hard winter wheat
aection, where demand a a whole la re
ported equal to laat year; at some point
la th northwest and on th Paclflo coast.
In th central west business la fair, but
at th east th quietness increasing and
report from th aoutb ar rather kaa op-
uuiifu it aoma poruone or Aenneaaee and
Florida, where crop ylalds ar eapeeiaily
good, are excepted.
Reasons for this ar not far to e.
ByniiMthetlo reflection of deoresnlon In
securities Is shown In more conservative
and cautious buying at wholesale. Cropa
Severally are alow to move. Cereal pru
ucers are apparently disinclined to ac
re ut present prices fur their Droducts and
the lunar prfis for ootton reached some
some time ago. with mufti lua favorable
advtt from, that cron, cloud th auutlv.
LET GREEN TRADING STAMPS DE Ati AUXILIARY TO YOUR DANK DOOIC
Green Trading Stamps
cost you absolutely nothing
i -T a 7& J.r. T Cr- fffV'
mm- llsWWls LI U
iMff Green Tradinc Stamos
n)ni Vf W f J - s w a a-ei a w j pwvv'w mw y
When you put money In bank it must remain in bank to earn interest HERE'S A TLAN THAT GIVES INTEREST
ACTUALLY ON THE MONEY YOU SPEND! Modern finance has no similar plan, either in speculation or in trade. In
Green Trading Stamps there's NO SPECULATION, NO "SCEME", no lottery, no mere chance on tho luck of a coupon.
-IT IS AN EMPHATICALLY SURE. THING! The premium you want is YOURS by right of collecting stamps it can
lot escape you, it's yours. MIGHT AS WELL HAVE THE STAMPS AS NOT THEY COST YOU NOTHING.
The greatest Millinery
Bargains for so early in
the season will be
shown HERE Saturday.
Mirrored Velvet Hats, in black
or colors, the new chic shapes,
trimmed with roses and foli
ages, at the small
Trimmed Hats, In black and
colors, just what you want in
styles, with good silk velvet
trimmings and ornaments and
feathers, all clean ) QQ
fresh goods, no jobtiO
Street Hats and
at $ 1.98, $1.25, 98c,
49c and ,. .,
Th great charm of thl department I
th rariety of It stocks and th contin
ual newness and originality of th stocks.
It I an education to visit 1L
Fancy Japanese China cup and saucers,
with nice gdld treatment and clean-cut
delicate decorations, not a close-out or a
cheap job lot, but fresh, well-selected
gocds that would be bargains at '85a 8o!d
at lots of places for 60c; w put them on
sale Saturday only, ffi
for, each , Itla
4-o.t. bean Jars, with eorer 1f
and ball, each IUC
Havlland & Co. atOO-pieo dinner aets In up-to-date
ahapea, either pink or blue deco-
i-qt. flower pots, end '
Johnson Bros.' English porcelain handled
tea cup and saucers, iS
for set of lx OC
We have placed on sale our new Importa
tion of Harlland St Co. French China, W
lve It In all grade. Seven new, up-to-date
decorated open stock pattern, which
you can buy In any quantity desired,
fresh from that famou pottery at
Limoges, Franc. everything new In fanoy
Ple"" SECOND FLOOR.
Our fifty different styles ranging in price from 7.45i
to $48, satisfactory selection an easy matter!
Golden oak, beveled French tntrror, three Jf,
drawer, good construction, rgul HO.M J ft, j
' value, at
Golden oak flnlah, 4 drawers, top drawers g 4y
haped, larg pattern mirror, regular MmMM2-W9
Golden oak full well front. I larg and 1 -g jfi
mall drawers, larg mirror, cast bras M mU
trimming, regular $20.00 value, at
Selected quarter-sawed oak. full swell front, -g
oval French mirror, hand covering, pol- B mM
ten finish, regular $34.00 value, at " v "
Selected quarter-sawed oak, rpentln f -fY
front, 4 drawers, handsomely carved. S. -
trimming ar cast brass, regular $30.M aW S KJP
Blrdaeye maple, 4 drawer. erpntln g-y -v
front, larg pattern mlrrror, French leg. mJ9 M
band carvings, regular $37.00 value, at....' - v
Genuine mahogany, 4 drawer, large oval gT a-J
mirror, best construction, band carved M ft, 9 9 J
and polished, regular $13.00 valu. at.... --
Floor Oil Cloth and Linoleum
K high-grade oilcloth, well seasoned, mad -- C
In one, one and one-half and two yarde M "V f
wide, regularly sell from 26o to 8O0 q. JL J a
yd., at, per sq. yd
Lot No. 2 comprise best makes of oil- T" T
cloth that are manufactured, well sea- T ,"" f
oned, tile and block patterns, that regu- aaas"
larly sells from 8O0 to 46c, at, per sq. yd.
hlgh-grad linoleum noted for durability, 3JI
made In on width. 6-0, regular 6O0 qual- fg,
lty, per ! yar
Extra heavy linoleum, mad In on width,
regularly sell at 660 and 70c,
per sq. yd.
Extra heavy, well-seasoned linoleum, made
12-0 wide, the best wearing surface lino- TJ
leum mads Just the thing for large dining T
rooms and office floors, 12-0 ft. wide, per XJ'rJb
Saturday vrill be a banner shoe day. We have made
special preparations for a blaze of shoe bargains.
Here are a few idicators of the big money saving that
you can make your own.
300 pairs little gents' and child's box calf fSQc
and vici kid Bhoes, worth 1.25, for .
Ladies' box calf, vici kid shoes, 1 A ft
worth f2.50 and $2.00, for. l.-XKJ
We are the exclusive Western agents for the Fault
less Fitting Dorothy Dodd shoes for women.
Also the Franklin shoes for men ($2.50 and 2.00)
and boys (f 1.75 and $1,25) these are union made,
500 pairs of infants' soft sole shoes and 1 Oc
moccasins, worth 25c, for, per pair IV
Krug's Malt Tonic, a strengthening, nutritive
tonic, put up in half pint bottles 1 JO
per bottle, 15c; per dozen AwC-JVy
The best and tho most for
Com to our popular, wlde-awak gro
Freshest, choicest staples, everything In
the most desirable shape. Quick service.
Our newly Instituted cash carrier system
enables our elerks to wait on you In half
Oreen Trading 8 tamps with every pur
chase. 1'ostel cards for ordering In vry de
Pancake Special. Saturday only.
Bennett Capitol pancake, th moat de
licious of them all,
l-lb. Pkg 8C
per lb OC
French mustard, ""arv
with spoon IUC
l ib. pkR IOC
best luuudry soap, os5
8 bars SaOC
Vk. ' - IOC
Baking soda, .
mw.w 1 1 1 1 1 1 mi
600 In box
shipments reoetved dallv
Bennett' Capitol Creamery,
Sour pickle, new,
Fresh country butter,
per 11) aw
Headquarters for tea, eotlee and apices.
Imperial Japan, On
Der lb. ........oc'w
B. P. Japan,
per lb. .,
Attractions in Perfumes
La Franc Rose,
. . ......a. .....
Baldwin's Wild Plum
Roarer ft Oallefs Vlolette
Toilet Water, per kottle ,
vee-o-lays perfume, extra vlolette 7ex
ana Ambre lloyal, each per os. a crw
Veo-lay Fames perfume, 1 IB.
1 os '03
tcigate s l.i ta.o
Toilet Water ...
Kirk s Pan Violet
To;let Water ...
Isle of Violet Toilet Water,
-o. uottie .
. . . . .
4711 Toilet Waters, ciect odor, Rflr
Pr bottle ...KJKJ'
In peifume section of Drue Department.
Bring Your Eyes
A SPECIALIST'S SERVICE AND
EQUIPMENT AT DEPARMENT
STORK PRIOEa THIS IT NOT TALK
OUR SATURDAY TABLE DE HOTE DINNER IS REALLY THE DEST IN TOWN 5
era prospect ll:htly. Th hut-down of
Iron furnace fall to tlmulat value In
thMoney' 1 easier at th lirnr centers,
but while this make It less dimoult to
get accommodation, thl very fact la re-
v a 1 -I at niilatn) In mO ft V
caraea a eviaence w
lines, reieasin tuuua ""V,",.
would be In active requeat. Collection ar
till corapiainea oi , 4 r .V .
however, aome favorable features In the
to meet consumers' demands I a slsn ot
ability to hold, wnic.n, vnniw
not. Indicate underlying properou con-
Report of uepeneion of Important work
by railroad com rather earlier than ua
ual thl year, but ale of new rail, bar
. .ti .A miih rif Ihla ni'l n ir
ana supyiira, iuiui iw -- ----- ... T
larpely seasonal. It is to b noted that
while cry cooo ana mai" "C"r,"'":
nesa In many placea. rroceHee. hardware
and food product roov mora frely be
cause of price condition being easier.
Eastern cotton mills have not yet resumed
In full ana are ouyin vt"r '
"ut wool Is In rather better aal to cover
a i m -rt a. ai wt in aa a f urn
iewlry manufacturlnf trade are qulta
centers break alt previous yaar records.
. . . , i. a..w ..nnrtt True th.
wneai, inciumna in, "i- -rv,!
week endlna- October 15. aggTeBate 2,k ,10
bushels against i.jis.i " .: . ah? Z .
buihels this week last year, bush-
. . . a. .. . m. Kn.hftla In lyou. KOI
CIS in aim a,iTO,o .-. -----
fifteen weeks of the cereal year they air-
arreKate 46.Mi.am mwncw aa.n. 'z ' :
bushels In Vui. t0.m. buahel In lisA and
U.M.SU bushel In 100.
Corn export for th .'jy?
1 41A41J bushel against L101.ll bushel
last week. 10,74 bushels a year ago. 643,
033 bushels in 1W1 and im.W3 bushel In
rOT III i ceil wcv-- v - g -
cereal wear they aggregate 15 W Ktoi bu.h-
tuahS in 1901 and 40.48l.SH7 bushel. In 1WL
Bualneea failures In the V nlted Btatee
for th week ended October 15 number Mi
aaalnst 197 laat week. In the like week
S? 1M to lWt. 3 in 1900 and til In 1
In Canada, failure number eyenteen,
ilnat nineteen last week and fifteen In
the corresponding week a year go.
RE-ELECT ALL OLD OFFICERS
AadlterUaa letr Pat ta Sam
lUtiae t Maaac Affair
Th Auditorium directors re-elected all
the officer of laat year at a meeting Friday
In th Commercial club. Thl return F.
A. Naan as president. T. C. Byrne a vie
president. Alfred Millard U treasurer. J.
M. Gillian aa aaatatant cretary and T.
J. Mahoney a attorney. Th various com
mltue succeeded themselves. The execu
tive committee consists of F. A Nash, E.
p. Peck. J. Ij. Kennedy. F. E. Sanborn,
F. K. Carpenter, T. C. Byrne. F. II. Davla.
C H. Plcaln and W. U. Burgee. Th
commltta on way and man Include B.
p. peck, J. I JCnad a4 T. C, Byrn.
Th building and ground committee con
sists ot F. E. Sanborn, C. H. Pickens and
J. F. Carpenter. F. H. Davis, F. A. Nash
and W, M. Burgess ar th commute on
A new committee, consisting of H. J.
Penfold, Fred Met, jr., W. 8. Jardlne, F.
E. Sanborn and F. II. Davis, wa p
polnted to Inveatlgat th feasibility of ac
quiring additional ground to th couth or
southwest of the Auditorium for th pur
pose of erecting sheds for fat atock ahow
and similar exhibitions In, connection with
the Auditorium, and also to be uaed by th
Ak-8ar-Bn for housing float and a
President Nash In hi addres said that
th directors considered the Auditorium a
an accomplished fact. Bom iaony wa
yet to be raised, but the company wa In
a good position to do o. There 1 a
committee at present rn Chicago looking
for railroad subscription. He fully ex
pected th building to be under roof thl
year and thanked th board and executive
committee for their successful effort.
WEST INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS
larm ( Caals Troabl taat tfc
Tsrr Have rafcoaade
Th negro of th British West Indie
have many curious superstitions. Thy be
lieve It I unlucky to prala a baby or to
aay that It I Ilk It father or It mother.
If you aay to a Jamaica negreas, "What
a beautiful child I" you are apt to Incur
her bitter enmity.
To give a baby good luck, they mark It
on th forehead with a croe In washing
blue or tl a blue ribbon on It arm. They
will never, on . any account, measure or
weigh a baby, for that mean th worst
of bad luck.
If a cock crow at th door, a gentleman
1 going to visit th house; If a hen crow,
some member of the family will die.
If you carry a tree pepper In your pocket,
you will become poor.
If you gtv a thing away and take It
back again; you will bar a sty.
If you roll your eye when th boob
change, they will stay crooked.
If you kill a spider, you will soon break
If a lizard Jump Into a tub In which
clothe a re being waahed, the washer
woman must "not touch them for four
hour, or they will tear In ber hand.
If a John Crow (turkey busaard) file Into
th bouse, com tairlbl xulsfortun will
happen. When bird nest In your house
a wadding may be expected.
Whenever a negro hurt a black dog he
alway beg It pardon, because th spirits
of black dog ar supposed to go Into
men' bodies after death and cause them
to walk the earth In the shape of a black
When a West Indian negro cut hla hair
h alway buries th Bevered hairs. II
argue that thy ar part of th body, and
therefor a much entitled to a grave a
th rest of him will be.
A negro who Is engaged to be married
must put a tombstone on th grave of any
friend who ha recently died before the
wedding. Otherwlae the plrlt will walk
and cause trouble at the wedding. The
tombatone I aupposed to keep It down.
A belief In dupple (ghost) 1 universal
If a negro ha to walk abroad at night he
sees ghost In very bush and tr. Th
odor of musk In the forest after dark send
hira frantic with dread, for he think It I
a sure sign that evil spirits ar abroad.
If a rat bite you during sleep or an owl
flap Its wings heavily, aom serious trouble
Is approaching. If you see two bat
cross each other In the air diagonally at
unset, a powerful friend will soon Quarrel
with you. New Tork Sun.
FOUNDATIONS FOR BIG ENGINES
Omaha Maa lepervtslag Balldta ef
Kleetrleal Plant at It.
Th electrical and mectianleal depart
ment of the World fair, under It chief,
Henry Bustln, ha commenced work on
foundation in th Machinery building for
thre giant engine, which will furnish
electricity for lighting the exposition and
running th Intermural railway.
Th largest of th stationary engine, a
B.000-hoTe power Alll-Chalnr.er production,
will stand In th center of Machinery hall.
Twenty-eight carload of crushed stone will
be required In making the concrete founds
tlon on which It will reaC
A casting of olld steel, weighing sixty
ton, will form Its bed plate. The electrt
crane now In the building, which Is capable
nt iietina fortv tons, la not large enough to
handle this casting and another crane with
a sevrafy-fivo-ton capacity Is to be Installed
by the Shaw Electrto Crane company of
Th Alll-Chalmer engine will be the
am six and type as the one uaed In th
Manhattan Elevated railway power bouse
In New Tork. which 1 th largest In th
world. It stand flfty-flv feet two Inch
high, and th crane ha barely room to pass
above th massive cylinder. A similar
engine ha been ordered for the under
ground railway at Part. Frano.
Europe 1 (ending th two other engines,
for which the foundation ar being laid.
On of them I a 1,000-horse power, tandem,
compound engine, to be exhibited by tbi
Boclete Alsatlen of Mulhaua, Germany
Th generator for thl engine will com a
from Belfort, France.
Delauney, Belleville A Co. of St. Denis,
France, will exhibit the second machine. It
will be connected to a 1,100-kllowatt gen
erator, exhibited by 1'Eclalrarg Eleotrlque
of Paris. Th engine la high speed, making
230 revolutions per minute. It I exhibited
to ahow It availability for us In place
where apace 1 limited.
Th engine of the Boclete Alsatlen anrif
Delauney Belleville are to be part of th
aro light plant of th exposition. That c
the Allis-Chalmer la to be on of th unit
of th Intermural power plant. St. Louli
Mayor Wants to gave Kees.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct 11-Puhllo Ad
ministrator George Oray baa peiltlone-1
for lettera of administration on the estate
of Buahrod Washington Jamea, who diet
some months ago in Philadelphia and left
to the city of Oakland aeven and a half
acres of land, which he requested shuM
be named Uushrod park. Another petition
In behalf of the city haa been filed by th
mayor, so that a contest Is expected be
tween the two officials.
Rotes from Arauy Headaaarters.
Second lieutenant T. C. MeCune, unns
signed. Is a visitor at army headqusrtir-s.
lie Is awaiting th arrival of his cumn.l'
Captain Henry C. Benson, Fourth Unltfl
State cavalry, of Jefferson Barracks hs
been designated as a special Inspector t
act upon medical and hospital property "
hand at the medical supply depot at H
Captain William E. Horton. acting cM
quartermaster. Department of the M'asntir
I Inviting proposala for furnishing a'i
bran, huy, straw and corn during the re
malnder of the fiscal year ending June 3
1604, at Forte Crook, Niobrara and ItoMi
son, Neb : Omaha quartermaster's depxrt
ment, Jefferson Barracks. Mo.; Forts I-eav
enwortb and Riley, Kan.; Fort Loiran K
Roots. Ark., and Forts Ren and Bill. 1
Th data for opening the bid will be No
"I Can't Go
tT guch a terrlbl lioadnche," nee
nereh be aald again. Dr. Miles' AntW
Pain rill quickly cur and posltlv
trevent headaohe and all bodily tiain.
oDlataa. non-laxative, never sold in bu
Guaranteed. All druggist. dose c
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