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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEt SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1905.
GREAT EVENTS l)F THE YEAR
Ctnipicnoui Featorei of tha leeard at
fioma and Abroad.
MUCH PROGRESS ALONG BENEFICIAL LINES
Itllaatloa, Krrilon and the "Kgaire
HeaP' gporf IHstlnct tlctorlca
Civilization and freedom abroad and the
"square deal" in business methrids at home
scored distinct vlctorlea In the year
Civilization triumphed in the peace of
Portsmouth. Chit of the havoc of war and
internal convulsion, autocratic government
I loosening lta hold on the Russian em
pire, and constitutional government and
freedom are advancing. The "square deal"
In the business life of the United States
moved forward by leaps and bounds,
guided by the administration of President
Roosevelt and supplemented by court pro-
'codings. Its apfllration to tho r venues
". transportation awaits the action of con
gress. ' In the United States the year seta a new
record In material prosperity. It is a top
notcher In railroad earnings, bank clear
ing;, farm products, notably the corn crop,
building; operation! and wages of th em
ployed. It la a !o memorable for an em
phatic expression of widespread discon
tent with existing conditions In the con
duct of business and government. The
investigation of life insurance in New
York revealed shocking extravagance,
-peculation and graft, and remedial laws
are certain to follow.
Efforts to check the expanding greed of
Industrial combinations made, substantial
headway. The federal supreme court de
cided that the Beef trust was an unlawful
combination, and the trial of the Indicted
packers is under way In Chicago. pro
ceedings have been instituted In the fed
eral courts at Philadelphia, Milwaukee
and Kansas City against railroad com
panies and rallrond officials charged with
violating the Elklns law prohibiting giving
and receiving rebates, and against Indi
viduals, firms and corporations for solicit
ing and accepting rebates on transporta
tion of goods. One firm of Kansas City
packers pleaded guilty to the latter charge
and paid a flie of $30,000.
Notable success attended the prosecution
of public land grabbers . In Oregon and
Minnesota and publio land fencers In Ne
braska and K annas. In Oregon a United
.States senator, a congressman and half a
.wore of unofficial land thieves were con
victed and sonteticed.
The squabble between citizens of tho
United States and the government of
Venezuela over the ownership of u.iphalt
beds developed a diplomatic scandal In
volving the integrity of United States
Minister Bowen and Assistant Secretary
of State Loomls. Charges and counter
charges were Investigated by Secretary
Tuft, acting secretary of state, resulting
ill the vindication of Loomls and the dia
mlnsal of Bowen.
Three changes occurred in the president's
cabinet. Ellhu Root of New York, suc
ceeded John Hay, deceased, as secretary
of state; Charles J. Bonaparte of Mary
land, toek the post of secretary of the
kersam, and S.oftn more captured. Including
Admirals Rojesivcnsky and N'begatoff.
The Japanese lost fc'O men.
Immediately after the ba'tle of the Sea
of Japan President Roosevelt tendered the
good offce ,f the United Slate govern
ment to bring about p are. Negotiations
culminated in an understanding between the
belligererts. Envoys were appointed and
met at Portsmouth, N. H . August 9. On
August ;9 the envoys completed and signed
the draft of the treatv of peace whleh was
subsequently ratified by the Russian and
Active hostilities lasted from February I,
1!M. to May 2S, 19i, when the famous
Russian Baltic fleet was annihilated. Prac
tically every battle fr.ught on land and
sea was a victory for Japnnrse arms. The
wnr Is estimated to have cost Russia
$l,nfl0.or,0or; Japan. Itfm.rwvrtrt. Russia lost
sixty-eight warships, Japan twenty-four.
Statistics complied by the general staff
of the United States army show that the
Russian casualties numbered 2o7.r,29 men,
as against l.'fi.l.'A for the Japanese. The
greatest number of mp.i was engaged In
the battle of Mukden, rnnglrg from tnn.VQ
to 9A1.00O. The percentage of Russian loss
In this buttle whs 25. while the Japanese
lost 12 per cent, as against 42. ft per rent of
the men engaged In the siege of Port Ar
thur. Fifteen Important engagements were
fought, every one a victory for Japan.
Russia was driven from Manchuria, its
navy swept from the Pacific ocean and the
prestige of Russian arms In the orient
Other Foreign Events.
Peace for Russia In the far east was the
signal for starting afresh tho fires of In
ternal revolution. Extensive labor strikes
were Inaugurated and under this cover the
revolutionary forces worked to bring about
governmental reforms. Under stress of
widespread disorder Emperor Nicholas
summoned Count Wit to to his aid and
under his guidance a proclamation guar
anteeing radical changes In the government
was Issued. These reforms include free-
dom of worship, freedom of the press, abo
lition of the rule of the grand dukes and a
moderate form of constitutional govern
ment. For a f.w days the czar's pledges
were hailed with public rejoicing. It was
a calm preceding a storm. Intermit dis
order, outrage and bloodshed, are now
rampant throughout the empire, and tho
year is closing with scarcely a rift in the
clouds lowering on the Romanoff dynasty.
Among the year's historic events In other
foreign countries are the following:
Dissolution of tho union of Norway and
Sweden and the starting of an independent
monarchist government In Norway.
Abrogation of the concordat and separa
tion of church and State in France.
Resignation of the tory party cabinet In
England and the formation of a liberal
party cabinet with Sir Henry Campbell
Rannermin as premier.
Boycott of American goods in China and
a like movement against British goods In
The roll of eminent dead of the year
contains tho names of men and women
I uhn nn distinction iii world affairs.
Among those .conspicuous in public life are
John Hay of Ohio, secretary of state;
George Frishio Hoar of Massachusetts,
United Stntes senator; George E. Houtwell,
ex-governor of Massachusetts and cx-secre-
tary of tho United States treasury; Miiiam Kx n,de. est..
B. Bate of Tennessee. United States sena- T'l trade est..
REVIEW OF BUSINESS YEAR
Progress and Traipsrity ii All Dapart
toti of Aotirity.
MULTITUDE OF NEW RECORD MADE
t nprecrdented olnme of Business
and Few Failures Sew Gnlde
posts In Crops, Trade, la
ds t r y and Speculation.
Kradstrerta' review of ttie busiiiesa year
presents an epitome of progress and pios
peiity in agriculture, trade. Industry and
speculation. Expansion was the rule in
every department of activity, with corie
sponding increase In returns and strikingly
small failure damage, an unprecedented
record considering the Immense business
done and tho number engaged therein. The
The multitude of records broken shows
that new guide posts have, indeed, been
set up. The revival which began In the
last half of I'M, far from spending Its force,
as was often predicted in the early part
of l:m:, grew a tho year advanced. True,
there was a period of hesitation a breath
ing spell, as it were in the spring of the
year, but this was a pause to get a clearer
view of ultimate crop yields and to enable
the business world to take new bearings.
Thenceforth tho commercial, financial and
Industrial movement surgd forward,
weather drawbacks and disclosures of finan
cial rottenness In high places falling to
stem the upward trend. Disregard of prece
dents was, perhaps, best Illustrated In the
persistent advance of securities, despite
high money prices, and the tendency to dis
count prosperity was Irresistible.
The year's statistical story will be found
In the following tables:
Yields, from Past
V". l'.)4. records. Tear.
Corn, bii 2,7"T.'K'3 540 I 9.7 S.. 44 273 1W
W. wheat, bu 42S.4tW.8.14 1 211 45 834 501 W
P v-he-it. bu. Wl 5' 5 1 2oS 293,1 85. S"2 1S99
ToMl wheat W! 99.49 T 25 3 74 4o.?1 1!V"1
Oats, bu 9"A210,197 I .J JK7.M2.704 1902
Barley, bu... 1SH .'.St ! f 2.2 139.718 AM 14
Rve, bu i7.tPS.WS I 1.4 52 18
liuckwh't bu 14.W5.OS2 D 3.3 22.791.839 1RG6
cent cn 1M and 25 per cent over the 14
record. Cotton and woolen goods matiutac
tuiing was activo, despite vtiy liign prices
of raw material. Eastern shoe Kiiipuieuts,
even though prices of hides ami K-atiier
Were Aery high, usgieg.it.i . .,.,.'' u-s. a
gain of 7 per C'.nt on l:M, i p r icnt under
tiie 191.3 record. Anthracite coal si'V.ikuis
exteeucd tne 1:M record by i p r ce.it, und
bituminous coal, though dull midway in
the year because of oil and gas competi
tion, prooalny saw tue largest output i ver
recorded, as did furnace coke. Cupper pro
duction broke ail recoids, and exjivirts were
close to the highest. Railway earnings, the
largest on record by 3 5 per cent, liu-ieaaed
over 19i4 In every month save Feoruary,
when adverse weutuer retarded operations.
Expenses were heavy, but net earnings
gained 10 per cent On the best previous
record. Freight congestions tesutWl to the
absence of surticb-nt equipment and lack of
terminal facilities, despite enormous buying
and construction work. Increased divi
dends were paid by many roads, bat un
fortunate management resulud In several
receiverships. Railway building has been
larger than for some years past.
If satisfaction with the past and contl
donee in tho future are at all reliable guides,
ODD HAPPENINGS OF 1905
Flay of Huaaa Lighti and Shadow iu the
iinor Etii'i of the Yar.
ftirPLES ON THE CURRENT OF LIFE
The Marvelona, tbe liuahnble anil the
Pathetic Feature In the Pro
cession of Unra 4n In
terest Ina Hreoril.
When the dying year was young a farm
"LJ-li..l 1 L .!-. I Li - 1-
of a masculine passerby. Tha two wcrs
married In June.
Freaka of I lahtnlnc Bolts.
Near a small town In Minnesota light
ning struck an electric suto whose bat
teries had run out. The stroke rcchared
the batteries and the occupants of the
machine ran It hrtme.
A bolt struck the home of Kellar Crea
gen at RJngrcld. Md.. running around his
S'raw hat to above his left ear. then down
the side of his neck to his body, tearing the
shirt collar, then down his right leg. tear
ing the shoe In half anil splitting the great
toe. His akin was scorched, but his hair
was not even singed.
The chatelaine of the castle of Renuton
nalre. France, was sitting In h chair when
hand near Ft. Paul drank a small bottle struck by a bolt. She was herself unin
of nitroglycerin on a wugcr. On the way Jured. but on the I me l( of her dress was
home he was overcome by the cold, and j found a perfect picture of the chair, to Us
' when his friends tried to thaw him out minutest detail.
! lie lost his winnings and everything Ise 1 U hat's In ainef
save two buttons. j To commemorate the year's yellow fexer
Until the first frost there were to be i epidemic n New Oilcan couple named
teen on a tree near Kliigston-on-Thanies.
England, several semi-roasted apples. An
auto had caught fire beneath the branches
and the flames had rooked the fruit while
destroying tho car.
Last February the herring came ilowi
ar.i'to jr 019114
T'l cereals.. 4.5.WM1.3S2 I 10.4
Flaxseed bu 477.753 I 21.3
Potatoes, bu 2H0.741,"94 D 21.8
Hiv. tons.... H0.S31.K11 D .2
Tobacco, lbs. 633.W3.719 D 4.0 811.953,373 1901
Rice, bu 12.933.43ft D 38 9 21.OM5.e3' 1904
Cotton, bales 10.5O.0U0 D 22.3
Sugar, tons.. 6ii6,iX I 4.0
Values, from Past
1:. 1904. records. Year.
Corn $l,11B.ft9fi,73: I 2.8 H.OH7.441.440 14
Wheat ... 51H.072.727 I 1.5 513.472.711 1901
Oats 277.047.537 D 8 .8M.2 19)2
Barley ... 55.047,lftfi D 6.1 S1.R9 W4 19 '2
Rve 16.754.ftS7 D 10.7 24.6X9,217 1F91
Buckw't .. s5ffi.4f9D 8.2 22.791.839 1!6
1906 Is likely to equal. If, Indeed, it does Departure bay. B. , in such liumbeis
not surpass, the year drawing to a close.
The volume of orders booked ahead exceeds
any previous year In the country's history,
and high prices as yet seem to exercise no
effect upon consumptive demand. Iron and
steel of all kinds are heavily sold ahead,
as are also shoes, cotton and woolen goods,
lumber, hardwaro and a myriad of other
products. Wheat enters the winter in ex
cellent condition, and with an enlarged
area. Predictions as to 19uft building are
even more sanguine than a year ago. In
any discussion of general business pros
pects the sentimental effect of possible
stock market unseltlements la not to be
lost eight of. That barometer of fiiture
trade has so far risen triumphantly supe
rior to insurance scandals, impending rate
legislation, trust and rebate prosecutions,
revelations of some dishonest banking
methods, high money and the effect upon
foreign markets of the Russian collapse.
It Is, however, still too early to Judge of
the effect upon our trade of events In that
apparently disintegrating monarchy. It is
a question whether our gains In grain ex
ports will not much more than offset our
losses in cotton. It is, perbaps, too early
also to forecast the effects of the pushing
to the front by labor organizations of the
demand for union recognition In the coal
and other trades. It would seem as if the
pre-eminent necessity In 19u6 should be con
servatism, particularly In labor matters
and In financial affairs generally.
T'l cereals l.2,lS4,r4 I
Potatoes . 16o.K21.oso I
Hay fil.Yft'.9.?4 D 2 4
Tobacco .. 4.t,4.ll5 i s.i
Rice 12.2Sn.8:i D 12.1
Cotton .... 550,000.000 D124
Dairy 6C..000.O0O I 8 S
1.4 1,961. 579.445 1904
6.6 151.3.0M 1903
611.000.0 0 1904
rir...iUu r t'lntt of Connecticut. United K ' earn, ID m
navy vacated by Paul Morton, and Georgo state. BCnator; Joseph B. Hawlcy of Con- ' pig tfon output
a wnmrou succeeaea wwiin j. wynue . necticut, veteran of tho civil war and iron ore ship.,
as postmaster general. I Unlted Htat08 s,nator: Jlldg(, John II. Steel P.
The remains of Admiral Paul Jones, Reagan 0f Texas, ex-United States senator : shoe 'ship, case
famoua naval officer of tho revolution, Bn, .0i,, survivor of the confederate cabl- i Labor strikes..
were discovered in an abandoned ceme. ... .., nr m.. ..,o,n. unj Imml. total....
I nCli AlUlOlt tl. lUUIBV) BUUIUI
' tery In Paris, through the energy and 1 lcan congui at Bourdeaux. Franco; Lloyd
pexseverenc of Ambassador Porter. , LoUnd0s, ex-governor of Maryland; Colonel
Identification was complete and sutlsfac- Danlel 8. Lmont of New York, secretary
tory. A fleet of American warships of war unAer Cleveland; Patrick A. Collins,
brought the remains to Annapolis, where'
I ex-congreasman and mayor of Boston;
they were given a final resting place in j go... Qarber. ex-governor of Nebraska;
the chapel of the naval academy. jerry gimpson of Kansas, people's party
After five years of persistent effort In eSiaer and ex-congressman; Edward At
the courts of Canada tha United States klngon or Boston, social and political
succeeded in extraditing and bringing economist; Don Francisco Silveia, Spain's
home for trial the fugitives Oreene and forem0et statesman.
Oaynor, dry dock contractors, accused of j Th9 reiated professions of music and the
defrauding the government. rnn,a ! inwnh Jefferson. Hnrv Irvlnir.
Andrew Carnegie donated $10,000,000 to a j Theodor8 Thomas. A. M. Palmer and Paul ' touched $1.24, the highest point. In Fen
fund for the benefit of superannuated pro- , Maurice. Paris, author and dramatist. I ruray- feI1 to cn,s ln May- ftnd recede(l
fessors. the Income from which is to be Conspicuous ln the roll of deceased church- ! further to 77' cents In Augurt on good
used in the form of pensions. A like , n,. ,m. nf k r.v Wm. E. croD reports. Email offerings of new wheat,
T l value 3.914.925.140 D .1 $.950 830.30J 19
FINANCB AND INDUSTRY.
Values, from Past
1905. 1904. records. Year.
Bank clear $142,uon.ono I 27 $US.Oc0 (V10 i:d
I 1m. mdse. est.. 1,175.000 1 13 1,036.909 1904
1 sv,noo 1 10 I.4M. ibS 1!3
2.775.000 I 11 2,478,264 1904
1.417,598 T 7 1.317,195 1!H
2,fi2.134 I 3 2,3.131 19
23.0OO I 39 18 009 19o3
34.100 I 5ft 27.571 19-12
3,0oft 1 31 2 992 19V3
62.000 I 8 69.362 1903
4,975 I 7 b.129 1303
200 D 50 .V 19 a
1.000 I 40 m 1903
Note Above flgurea under head, "Finance
and Industry," should read billions and
millions Instead -of millions and thousands.
An era of scarcity, high prices and pro
dictions that tho United States had ceased
to figure as an exporter, came to an end
with the next to record wheat crop of thlJ
year. The bulls, tempted by the strength
of the cash demand, overstayed the mar
ket and suffered defeat In the early slump
of March and the collapse of the May
option iu April. Cash wheat at Chicago
that their rush through the waters Mounded
like escaping steam. This lusted twenty
one hours, at the end of which time nearly
l.oio tons of fish were In and near the chan
nel, dead smothered by their own density.
Life's Little Ironies.
General Dokstouroff, running upstairs to
thank the minister of war for ordering
him to the front the had begged to be al
lowed to die a soldier's death), was claimed
by heart disease at the top step.
The only essay entered for the annual
prize offered by the Parisian Aeadi my of
1 Moral and Political Sciences did not re
ceive tho award, us it was too ilU gible to
Sir Alfred Harmsworth ottered .1 re
ward for Information which micht I-ail to
the arrest of a certain rccklej-s inotoiist.
who turned out to be Fir .M-ed's lucth.i.
Dying In poverty In n :'mi Francisco
hospital, I.uscomb Sei.res 1. e iveil word
that the British govcri.m. "it ;i:l just al
lowed his claim of $5.m ,1 ' u i inR from
losses during the Boer war.
Told of the fientler ex.
In October Mrs. Ella (ioltz of Ports
mouth. O., wore out a wurrunt for 11 Ir-
tlielr baby Htegumya Fnclatu Wilson.
"Old Tubby," chief (,f n tribe of Utah
Indi.ina, died in October of a cataleptic tit.
"Damslte" is to be the name of one of
Texas' new postofilee.-". There are Irriga
tion works there.
At a wedding in Poplar. F.ng . the bride's
name was Wedlock and the bridegroom's
Poultry Iu (lilil Holea.
A brown African goose In North Attle
bom, Mass., amaned its owner by pro
ducing an egg measuring eleven and seven
eighths Inches In circumference, while it
hen nt L'leverton. Kng.. was so extrava-
j gant us to Include three yolks in one shell.
I It was fortunate for Mamie Oaulson of
I Fort Dodge, la., that she had chicken for
j dinner on January 21, for in the gizzard
or the fowl she found a necklace she had
lost two years before.
Mrs. Lucy Seymour of ilreat Harrington,
Mass, has a hen which lays eggs each
I bcurini! the Initial M tor W) on the shell.
j Kvery time this fowl lays an egg she
' pecks on the kitchen window till her
I mistress gathers in the acquisition.
j IrnHedlea In Miniature.
; "1 minlit as w. !l h dead as alive. I've
I nothing t " !:v e for.
road 11. .ii- t . 1 1 i w-1 1 . Knglmut. said this, lie
was struck by lightning, dying Instantly.
During the singing of a pathetic song, pic
turing "tho old home" scenes, a young man
in 11 Chicago theater shot himself. (Feb-
CONDITION OF OMAHA'STRADE
Jobbfn Are Cleating Houia for U
BUSINESS HAS BEEN LAKGEST IN HISTORY
t.rneral I'.stlmat Places A ear' a In
crease la Omaha's Jobblaiar Trad
at Twenty-Five Per Ct
Present Market Quiet.
Jobber unanimously agree that the vol
ume of business for the year which ha
Just closed has been the largest In the
history of the trade. Moat of them decline
to make a detinue statement of the per
centage of Increase In their own business,
but It is generally estimated by them that
the general increase Is at least 26 per cent.
T. C. Byrne of Byrne & Hammer, dry
good merchants, said: "it has been a
cr of large and satisfactory business,
it snows for the Omaha dry goods market
a great Increase over uny former year."
Charier Pickens, general manager of
I'u ton & tJallagher: "The general vol
ume of business In the grocery trade for
the year has been satisfactory and shows
a good Increase over last year. With tho
new railroads and the way they are build
ing up the country In the western part of
the state, there Is no reason why the
trade will not be larger In 1906."
C. S. Hay ward of Hayward Bros. Shoo
company: "I think no wholesaler has any
rati so to grumble on account of tha year'
H. P. Betryman ef Lee-Olass-Andraesan.
hardware merchants: "It has been a year
of enormoua business. We have been
pushed to handle the business."
Business men generally express their ex
pectation of a larger traaa during tha
coming year, flood crops wera raise last
season and the country Is generally roe
perous. Also railroads and Irrigation
ditches are bringing a larger population
to sections tributary to Omaha in a busi
For the last week business na been
slack, suffering from the usual holiday
llstlcssness. Fjistern and foreign markets
are quiet, enjoying little trade and showing
almost no change ln prices. It will be but
h matter of a week or two. however, until
I lie usual activity is resumed.
BUSINESS 0F THE YEAR
New York Clearing House Kstahllahes
er High Record In
umount was given by John D. Rockefeller McLaren. Episcopal bishop of Chicago;
, large milling demand, reports of famine
to nromote hiaher education under the i,k.k r-h-.ii,, nt Ori.n vie-I ,n Russia and later disorders at Russian
direetion of the general education board. .1 e ,.nn. m t?w isnnn w i Por,s Induced a rise to 95 cent in Sop-
It was a hard year for frenxled financiers, j0yCSf Methodist Episcopal bishop of Mln
speculatlve bankers and other respectable nMpolls; Sir George Williams, founder of
crooks. Frank O. Bigelow, president of tne y0ung Men's Christian association,
tho First National bank Of Milwaukee, The profession of arms lost Major Gen-
uoimnrlervri II. 500. 000 Of the bank'S funds. 1 .nl m.lit.irh T Vlrirlnlo- Prlndltr llvn.
plead guilty and was sent to the penlten- eral Charles Smart. Washington: Hiram ,n MV-H cents-btit has not lost much
tlary. Seven Ohio bankers were convicted, Crcmki Ava N. y., a8ed 106. last survivor 'ngth ",srt the large crop
ti.re. nw.lt trial and one committed sui- e ,h. r f ism- n.r Admiral Andrew P.. I tn wer highest In July-3414 cents-and
clde. The group were Involved In bank K. Benham, Washington; Brigadier General I ,ow1est 'n SePtember-25 cents. The coarse
wrecking, shady transactions and George II. Weeks, Washington; General
tember, but unexpectedly large Russian
shipments caused renewed weakness. The
year closes with cash wheat at $7SI cents,
against $1.18 at the opening. Corn was
lowest In January 42 cents and highest
NEW YORK. Dec. . The business of
the past year In the New York clearing
house established a tew high record for
bank clearings. The clearings were JW.S22,
10,201, the balances $3,9.1,546,019.
The total dealings on the New York Stock
exchange, with today's dealings not In
cluded, were 211,859,81)0 listed shares of
stocks and 48.3S0.457 shares of unlisted
stocks; government bonds. $1.KJ4, 050,000;
statu and railroad bonds, $03,802, 7'M); un
listed bonds, $180,958,300.
The sales of coffee on the New York
Coffee exchange, amounted to 21,242,2.'i0 bags,
agalntt 26,4a7,500 bags last year.
The year's business at the New York
custom houso for 1904, compared with 10o5,
was as follows ,
Gold and silver coin and bullion imported,
in 1904, $14,638,800; In 1903. $23,176.(,J3; ex
ported ln 1904, $141,443.55(5; In 1905, $H9,58.112.
Merchandise imported in 1904, $630,461,151;
In 1905, $709,129,340; exports (domestic) ln
1904, $491,415,423; In 1916, $537,579,788; exports
(foreign) In 1904, $13,334,79; in 19 K. S13.S19.1C9.
Duties collected on merchandise in 1901,
$170,270,776; in 1905, $167,503,990.
Merchandise shipped to I'orlo Rico in
1904. $8,351,192; In 19B, $12,811,874.
Merchandise shipped to Hawaii in 11X4,
$163,313; ln 1905, $265,840.
rim rv 1
cus elephant, which had calen her gold I ut , . j , , , . .
. , , ! Sf,t to bid in punishment lor a little
iriugiulnesR, which, It transpired later, ho
uid not commit, Harry AmMei. . 14-). ar-
watch and smashed ln a brand new Purls I
A Cologne dairymaid was nrirsted for
bathing herself dally ln the milk she later
A negrcss, living near Atlanta, ij.. has
to have her shoes made to order. Finished,
they are twenty-three inches loeg jrid
weigh eighteen pounds.
A June bride entered a gi-oeeiy store at
Fort Fairfield, Me., to buy "an empty
barrel of flour that she might make a hen
coop lor her dog."
' Stranger Than Fiction.
At the exact hour of the assassination of
the Russian Grand Duke Sergius his god
daughter, In the Alexis palace, declares he
opened the door of her room, covered
with bleeding wounds, and exclaimed:
"Iook, young princess;"
i :u ixmooll lioy, nangcl l it" a il
At Stoke-on-'l'rcnt, Knsl ,iui, In September,
n Mr. Uitliam assisted In curing for a boy
killed by a dray. The race wa: bruised be
yond recognition, but n i o; u -..lerough ex
i munition of t!ie body showed the rescuer
bu had been working over his own son.
Ka nanaeaii lie.
A Topeka girl. Mabel Hudson, saved her
father's w luat crop from a threatening rain
by giving hugs and klssrs as prizes to the
laborers who shocked the most grain.
Kansas has prohibited Mm printing of
menu cards ln any language save English.
The worst hall storm In the history of the
state visited the eastern counties last
July. The stones, fiat in shape, wero many
of them twelve inches across. Hogs were
Honiiding I p Ye-nr'K Bnalneaa.
I'rv goods men were busy during the
weik houseclentilng and preparing for
mirine-. at the same time finishing up the
s u tramp on tho j business of the year. Extensive prepara
tions have oecn maue ior spring ana
of goods are now ready for inspection.
Omaha Jobbers say they are well supplied
with cotton goods at all prices. Few ad
vancea In price have been made, though
many are threatened. Collectlona for the
hist few davs have been good on account
of the activity In tho retail trad in the
The hardware peoplo are catching new
breath after the Christmas trade and are
getting time to round up their affairs for
the vear. Business has been large, though
smaller than for several months. The sur
prise, of the trade Is that the demand for
builders' hardware should keep up so con
sistently. Orders have been received In the
last few days ln size and, number such aa
have never been known 4Vt this time of
l'ho condition indicates mat DUiiaing
Tlmlinp tlnn nhn 1tve nar TnrtertnnH.
ence City. Mo., has built his own coffin j k'Ucf, and ho' and COW8' blird by the
from a tree he planted when he first camo i ,nlf "cs- stampeded Into the wire fencing
uiiu weie unuiv uui up.
to Jackson county seventy-two years ngo;
while an Irish merchant was burled lit tho
spring, his requiem being sung from a
phonograph record he himself had made
Just before death.
St. Louts attorneys found in February a
missing heiress, to an estate through the
continuous cries of a pet parrot of the de
Nome Oddities In Divorce.
Abraham Leakin, a New York tailor,
brought action In July for divorce from his
wife, Dvosl, alleging that "she" Is a man.
They had been married eleven years.
A Long Island man, whose wife had de
cided to establish residence In Sioux Falls,
ceased. "I want to see my Baltimore that she might divorce him, traveled west
Cassia Chadwlck loans. The conviction
of the latter was affirmed by the Ohio
supreme court. N. C. Dougherty, super
intendent of schools and secretary of the
Board of Education of Peoria, III., specu
lated with publio fun'ls, lost $800,000 and
Is now In tha Illinois penitentiary. T.
Lee Clarke, cashier of the Enterprise
National bank, Allegheny. Pa., loaned tha
bank's money too freely to Pennsylvania
politicians, lost $1,600,000. broke the bank
and committed aulclde. Edward T. Cun
llffe, an express messenger of Pittsburg.
Pa., could not resist the temptation to
hit the road when a bundle of $101 .ono
cama Into his hands. Ha was caught and
sent up and $80,000 of tha bundle recov
prince Louis of Battenburg. admiral of
tha Brltlah navy, paid an official visit to
the Vnited States with his fleet. The
tour embraced Annapolis, Washington and
New York. At each place the prince and
his staff wera cordially received and hos
One great shadow of the year In the
United States was the outbreak of yel
low fever In New Orleans and immediate
vicinity, lasting from July until the end
of October. A total of about 4.500 cases
were reported and 600 deaths resulted.
Tha dominant event of tha year of world
Lawrence I ike Graham, and General Her
man Haupt, veteran and railroad engineer,
Washington; General Saussler, famous
French soldier who fought in twenty-four
The literary profession lost General Lew
Wallace, Indiana; Henry V. Toor, founder
and publisher of Poor's Manual; Mrs. Mary
Llvermore, Boston, author and reformer:
Mrs. Mary Mapcs Dodge, editor of St.
Nicholas Magazine, New York; Alexander
Melville Bell, writer, educator and scien
Other names cf note on the death roll are
Albert Mason, chief Justice, Massachusetts;
William H. Baldwin, Jr., president of tha
Long Island railroad; Baron Alphonsa de
'Rothschild, head of the French banking j 1903 the record year. Imports, largely of
house; Adolphe W. Bourgereau, famous , manufacturers' materials, will aggregate
painter. Franco; Pierre Paul Francois Ca- I about $1,175,000,000, or 13 per cent over the
grains developed a good export demand,
but wheat, which had almost disappeared
from export trade last spring, and, to a
less extent, flour, lagged behind, Russia,
Canada and Argentina competing with
America In foreign markets.
Crops and Fereiern Trade,
Record corn and sugar and next to record
wheat yields were features this year. Hay
and oats yielded largely, while potatoes,
barley, rice and cotton decreased heavily.
Good farm product prices resulted ln a
money yield equal to the best ever before
recorded, and with large exports of manu
factures, notably Iron and steel, lumber,
cotton cloth and provisions, swelled export
trade aa a whole to $1 800,000,000, a turn
10 per cent over 1904 and t per cent above
TAKAHASHI TALKS OF COREA
Japanese Financial Commissioner
Says the Hermit Kingdom Will
5iot He Absorbed.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. That Japan in
tends to develop Corea. and dominate its
foreign affairs, but does not Intend to
make that country a vassal or Japanese
state, was a statement made today by Ko
reklyo Takahashl, the Japanese financial
commissioner, who arrived here from Eu
rope on his way to Toklo.
When Mr. Takahashl was asked whether
Corea will be made to pay any part of Ja
pan's debt, he said:
"No, we will develop Corea, but not tax
It. The question of Japanese protectorate
ln Corea is misunderstood ln this country.
Corea Is a weak nation, and needs protec
tion. Japan has no Intention of making it
a vassal or a state of the nation. But it
Intends to dominate Corca's foreign rela-
l tlons to preserve the peace in the far east.
So long as It Is otherwise Corea Is liable
to become the prey of other nations. To
mllle de Brazza, French African explorer;
Louise Michel, firebrand of the Paris Com
mune; Murray F. Tuley, distinguished
Jurist and rioneer of Chicago.
During the year labor troubles were few
compared with 1901. The principal dls-
hitherto record year of 1"4. A total trada
of $2,775,000,000 Is Indicated, a gain of 12 per
cent over 1901
Financial Records Fwvorable.
Though expanded by active stock, wheat
and cotton speculation, bank clearings re
flect in the main Immense growth ln trada
turbance was the teamsters' strike in Chi- i u,m ""lrf' "nwuy loiais smce uo
cago. Beginning April 6 It lasted 106 days, i tobr' 19W' nave be'n ln tn lns of bll
Involved 4.6O0 workmen, caused the death ,,onB- "uesslva high records being struck
of twenty-one persons and Injury to 415. ln March, November and December. Every
cost the city and county for extra police . nionm dui way snowed increaaes over the
and deputies $4'M.5oO. cost the unions for , bet previous totals. For ninety-four cities
Interest was tha war between Japan and ! strike benefits $250,000. lost the strikers in an regate of $142.0fO,M,000 is indicated.
wages $700,000. and business losses estl- . or " P" cenl ov" ana su per cent
Russia and Its conclusion through tha In
strumentality of President Roosevelt.
Chronologically the events of the war
January S Surrender of Port Arthur
after a siege lasting 232 days. The fight
ing was practically continuous, compris
ing thlrty-ona distinct attacks and three
sortlea from the city.
January 2-2fr Battle of Hun river. Rus-
lana under Grippenberg routed by Oyama.
Troops engaged. 180.000.
February 34-March 1$ Battle of Mukden.
Third great land engagement of the war,
over a battle front of 100 miles. Total
forces engaged. 100,000 men. Russians de-
feated with less of 70.000 men and 40,000
prisoners. Japanese loss, 41,000.
May 27-28 Naval battle of tha Sea of Ja
pan. Combined Baltic fleet, under Admiral
Rojestvensky, destroyed by the Japanese
eet, under Admiral Togo. Tha Russian
fleet consisted of thirty-six vessels of all
classes, mounting $73 guns, and was op
posed by tha Japanese fleet of thirty-two
veaaela carrying $30 guna. Tha Ruaalans
loat als battleships, Ave cruisers and
smaller craft sunk; two battleships, two
coast defense vassal and ana destroyer
captured, and three cruisers escaped to Ma
nila. Beaidea tha less of th fleet, valued
at' tn.OOOOOO, tha Russians Jost $.550 men
Vllled. or drcwosd, Including Admiral Vwel-
mated at $K,0iO,0i). The strikers lost the
Tho strike of the cotton mill operatives
over 1901, the best previous year. New
York's total will be about $93,000,u,ooo, a
gain of 17 per cent en 1301, while outside
baby!" "was the clue which led to suc
cess ln the city named.
Onr Foor-Footed Friends.
During a' Manchurlan engagement a
Japanese officer found a Peking spaniel
wandering lost between tho opposing lines.
It came to whistle and was at once affec
tionate. Later, when tho charge sounded,
the dog started forth with his new friends,
but, as it could not keep up with tho rush,
the Jap tucked It under his left arm, and
bo led his men to victory.
A cat belonging to the duchess of Beau
fort, being taken to a country seat other
than the one where It had been born,
turned back "home" after two unhappy
days, covering the 200 intervening miles ln
A veteran police horse (October 28)
climbed the steps of a houso on Forty
fourth street, New York, and thumped
with his hoofs on the door, helping arouse
the sleeping tenants of the smoke-tilled
Some Weird Wills.
An Australian detective died in April,
dividing a $35,0t property into six shares,
seeming equable to him. These divisions
were specified ln writing, placed in sealed
envelopes, the six heirs drawing them with
no clew to the contents.
Baron Rothschild was named solo bene
ficiary under the will of a Nice miser,
Abraham Fidler, who left him $560,000 on
tho principle that "money must Beck
money." The baron hunted up the rela
tives of the departed and gave each an
"This, the last wilt and testament of me,
John Thomas," read a certain document
in Montreal last July. "I give all my
with her, as she was unaccustomed to going
about alone and didn't like to, anyway.
A Manchester, England, mechanic applied
for separation from his wife on the ground
of her "goodness." "She puts In so much
time prayin' for me." said he, "that she
haa no time for housework, an' I havo to do
About the Old Folks.
James Barnes, aged 85, completed In
September the walk from New Tork to Dcs
Moines, la., while in that same month H.
B. Barrett, 79, of Wichita, Kan., climbed
Plko's Peak, making tho round trip In
The roster of the Mississippi Agricul
tural college bears the name of William
Slanifer. who, at 70. has started his col
Logan township, Michigan, has produced
tho prize bridegroom In George Sinton,
is going forward throughout the country
iuxt as it has all tan. as is tue case ui
other lines of business, prices are at a holl
As long aa warm weather continues the
shoe houses will not have a large trade to
report. Business is small with them at
present. Prices continue to stiffen. It la
evident that manufacturers are realising
mora clearly each day that they have td
raise their prices ln order to do business,
with leather on the present baals. A local
houso received quotations two days ago on
goods which it proposed to buy, and the.
tlgures were sta-tllng, although an advance
wan expected. The strength will not effect
present wholesale stocks, but meana higher
prices next fall and winter.
Quiet In Grocery Line.
All year has been a busy season with the
grocery houses, with the exception of a few
weeks last winter. The activity continued
up to the holidays. Tills lust week business
has been slack, as it has in all other lines,
and the jobbers rave been shaping things
up for a new year.
Sugar remains In practically the same
notion. There has been no change tn
either raw or relined, though the market...
on the latter Is nnn and tne lanoency ia
higher. The weattier is bad ln Cuba and
will not permit of grinding, consequently
there will be little new sugar on the market
until tho last of January or the first of
February, iet some large orders have Deen
placed for January delivery.
Cheese is quiet at present, and the vol
ume of trade Is small. Jobbers still expect
higher prices to prevail within a short
Prices aro unchanged in coffee. Futures
have a higher tendency on account of tha
fear that congress wil place a higher duty
on Brazilian coftee, and the report that the
Brazilian government will apppreciata
money to restrict the outflow of the crop
from that country, wnowier men j
truth in this latter report Is not known for
a certainty, but It Is generally acknow
ledged that there is a strong piHiumij
duty will be placed on coffee here. Brazil
ian markets are holding steady. European
markets are very quiet
ln rice prices are well maintained, but tne
movement Is of a holiday order, with only
a moderate amount of business being ef
fected. Rice mills, which will remain closed
until after tho holidays, nave oniy m. nniiv.i
prevent this Japan has taken on iltielf the , thng8 , my reIaUon. to b9 dlvlde(1 ainon(
work of looking after Corea, but In no wise
Is it Intended to Interfere with its Internal
"Will your country sell Saghallen island
to help pay off the debt?" was asked.
"Japan will not sell its possessions," he
replied. "It Is too valuable ln coal, oil
and mines, and Japan intends to develop
the property." i
Mr. Takahashl said ha had been instru
mental In floating loans for Japan amount
ing to $535,0Xi,0TO, and that of that amount
the Pnlted Slates has taken $190,ooo,ijn0 ln
Who. gt 98. and With SIT crrnnHeMMroii ....! n han1 And are holding for full
has just wedded a Miss Maud Love, aged , value. The markets on
HI U UJUIVl HVa aa " v . I
in 11 nu. witli a fair demand. . ...
UNITED IRISH MAKE STAND
at Fall River. Mass.. was settled by the ,hat city a gain of 14 per cent on last year
intervention of Governor Douglas. I and 28 per cent over 1001 is shown. Failures,
A strike nation-wide in extent is now on fewer by S per cent than last year, are
between Job printers and their employers. ' only i per cent more numerous than In
The Issue is the eight-hour day. Support- j 113. despite the larger number in business
ma ni uc-iu.iim in ine i menial inntti 1 po- "Hi iiiu iiimc-iiov iiiiirMc tn cuuy. lia
bilities, though swelled by numerous finan
cial failures, due, apparently, to unsound
or worse banking methods, and not to
weakness ln the general aituatlon, are 1
per cent leva than ln 1904. and smaller than
ln any year since 1902, which they exceed
by 20 per cent. Stock sales aggregate
25.0u0,000 shares, a gain af 42 per cent on
1304, and about the aama aa in the record
year of 19ul, w hile bond transactions reach
$l,o2u,Ou0.0O0, par value, a decrease of 2 per
cent from 1904, but a gain of $.$ per cent
over liiol. Stock and Cotton exchange mem
berships sell at record prices.
Labor and ladastry.
Industry was unprecedented!? active,
while labor, conservatively managed, was
busily employed; atrikea ware faw, and tha
number rendered Idle was tha smallest for
three years. Pig Iran preductleo broke all
records, with a total of S.aoo.OM tona, a 3
per cent gain en ltui. Iron ora shipment
Mfrtaate $4,000,000 Una, gala of ii per
graphical union; opposed is the Typohetae,
an organization of master printers.
First among the disasters of the year
mram lh nrlhniluk In TCrlrlah Tnla In '
which 15.000 people perished.
Four hundred lives were lost by the col
lapse of a new water reservoir ln Madrid.
Flood caused by a cloudburst at Guana
juato. Mexico, drowned 6") people.
Explosion of the boilers of the gunboat
Bennington In San Diego harbor caused
the death of sixty-four of the ship's crew.
One hundred lives were lost by a mine
c vein at Birmingham, Ala.
A powder factory explosion at Fair
chance, Pa., killed nineteen employee.
Lake storms ln September and November
destroyed Jlfty-four lives and wrecked
Tha channel steamer Hilda, bound from
Southampton to Cala s. was wrecked on
tha aoaat of Frauce and iz lives lusi
Vnloalsts Are to lie Given All Discom
fort Possible by Home
LONDON, Dec. 30. The "discomfiture of
the unionists" is the keynote of a mani
festo which the Vnltcd Irish league of
Great Britain is issuing today for the
guidance of Irish voters ln Great Britain
as to their attitude at the forthcoming
elections. The executive council of the
United Irish league held a three hours'
cession in London this morning, under the
presidency of T. P. O'Connor, M. P. Johu
E. Redmond, who was among those present,
drew up the manifesto, which declared
that the first duty of the Irish voters iu
Great Britain is to "aid to the utmost In
the disc .mliture of the great coalition which
has inflicted such immense injuries on their
Where labor candidates are sound on the
home rule question the Irish are recom
mended to support them. Otherwise they
should vote for the liberals. The followers
of Lord Roseuery are excluded from the
latter category anJ the manifesto promises
special advice to voters in constituencies
where there is a choice between a unionist
and a Itoseberyite,
Tha efforts to patch up the quarrel be
tween Mr Redmond and Timothy M. Healy
have apparently failed, aa it was announced
today that tha Irish party had decided to
oppose Mr. Healy when he seeks ra-eleotion
for NwUj Lj)Ulh
them the best way possible. N. B. If any
body kicks up a row he Isn't to have any
thing." Ked Tape and the Law.
In a law suit at Aberdeen, Wash., over a
horse whose death the owner attributed to
a mun who had hired It, the court decided
the animal hud committed suicide.
Traced by an Impression of his teeth In
a half eaten apple, left in a house at
Basle, Switzerland, a burglar has con
fessed and been sentenced.
In May the famous Stevens. against Smith
"cow case" was closed ln Colorado, with
a total of $2,500 attorneys' fees, plus court
charges. The cow, worth only $30 In tha
first place, has been dead fifteen years!
By Way of C ompensation.
Rudolph Mailer, a Iew York civil engi
neer, was uncivil enough to hug Miss
Gladys Chapman, overlooking the fact that
he did not know the lady. The magistrate
thought tha embrace worth six months "on
Because a revolver which he had pur
chased to kill himtielf m.iatd fire, Paul
Schlardum of San Bernardino brought suit
against tha hardware company for the
price of the weapon.
M,rs. Law son of Richmond, Vs., owns a
cow, and the cow owned a calf, but this
last was drowned In a swamp,
Jnat Happened by Chance.
A house in Saybrook, Conn., was set on
fire In April by the rays of sunlight fo
cused on a curtuin by a goldfish globe.
A Canadian farmer, hurling a sledge
hammer at a fleeing fox In June, unearthed
a aluablo silver and nickel mine.
Sam White of Riverside, Cal., became
the father of a boy on Washington's birth
day. Of his nine other sons one was born
on February 29, two on April Fool s day.
one on Inauguration day, one on "Ground
hog's day" (February 2). and one on
Babies and Funerals.
Marie von Mater, a 5-year-old New
Yorker, lost a doll In Central park, adver
tised for It, and received seven dolls In
In February', in accordance with her will,
Mrs. Constance Miller of New Rochelle.
N. Y., was cremated, her ashes placed in
a work basket, of which she had been
fond, and then buried in her own yard.
Babies arrived last Good Friday Iu the
homes of twin sisters, living within a block
of each other on Colgan street, Louis
ville. There was but fifty-six minutes' dif
ference In the time of the births.
At his last request a Welchman, who
died in February, was burled ln his Sun
day clothes, his sealskin cap on tils head,
his walking stick by his Bide, his nine in
IS nnn, Willi mil . ... i
Salt fish are firm, but aa yet there haa
been no advance. Jobbers, however, are
advising their trade to lay In large stock
before the price becomes higher. Domestic j
herring are In better supply and are offered .
moro freely from Gloucester. f
On canned fruits the market is quiet
but firm on all offerings in peuchea, apri
cots, pears and apples. .... , I
Tnmmneii a . I v h 1 1 red early in the week, !
2ite on standards. The Impression pre
vails that the syndicate Is In control or tha
situation and can force even higher PrtceB.
It Is the opinion, however, that should tha
price be forced above a baals allowing the
retailer to sell at 10c a can on standard 3s.
the consumption of tomatoes will ba
checked materially. ,
The market in canned flsh is withoiit a
special feature In any line. The trade la
of a docidedly holiday nature.
kubtrenaury Report. j
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Tha report of tha
subtreasury for 1906 aa compared to 1904
shows the following: Total receipts for
l:io4. $2,030,555,594: for 1916, $1.921 ,77$.80. Total j
payments for 1904, $2,(1,1$3,&4; for 1908, $1.- )
9,'i 233.018. Total receipts and payments for '
liw4. $4.0S1.73.I40; for 1905. $3,r,011.31. Re- 5
eclpts on account of customs for 1M. $176,- i
713,m3i; for 1903. $189,715,613. Payments on an- j
count pensions for 19o4, $75,506,634; for 19", f
t-iiujll7 Vtovmenta en account of Interest 1
of'wit, $15.R.':i.421- for 1906. $17.3S0.26$. Cur- j
rency received from tha Treasury oepan- ,
ment in 194. $!57.74.0Ci0; Id 19uo, $96,294,000. i
Curreiirv sent to the department ln lKot, i
$225,517,000; in 1905. $2O4.$1.0uO.
Franchise F.xlenslon IllegraJ.
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 30 Judge H. I
McCune In the circuit court here today
...... ,i...H u rieeialon hnldlnar that there waa
his fingers, and plenty of tobacco in his 1 no cause for charges of conspiracy re
pouch. Chicago Tribune ! cently tiled against the city council which
' threatened to pass over Mayor NefT a veta
nniiisriieiiT - .. 'an ora i nance granting mm
ARRANGEMENT FOR SEPARATION , 'u""8h c'Ay. w'tf SFYZiVt
lemnomrv order restraining tha council
from passing the ordinance In lta preaent
form and from paaalng any ordinance con- I
Agreement by Which Prlneeaa Louise
and Irlnee Plilllu Are to
PARIS, Dec. 30. The conditions of the
settlement of the long-drawn-out quarrel
between tha Princess Louise of feaxe-Co-burg
and Gotha, eldest daughter cf King
Leopold of Belgium, and htr husband,
Prince Phllllppe of Saxe-Coburg and Go
tha, are as follows: The prince pays hr
Thereupon as alimony $221,000 annually and also the
the bereaved mother adopted a fawn, first ; sum of $1,000,000 by Installments, while
rescuing it from a hound which had chased , King Leopold guarantees his daughter an
lalnlng an extension provision which tha
court held to be illegal.
It Into tha pustura.
Jnat Love That's All.
Three brothers were wedded to three sis
ters, and a sister of tiie brothers to a
brother of the sisters, at Durren. England,
last September. In each of the four cases
bride and groom were of the same age,
ranging from 19 to 28.
A couple were wedded In Hertzfeld,
Switzerland, after a courtship of forty-five
years, and tha exchange of $.000 lova let
ters; while down ln Texaa a Jilted swain
has sued his ence fair lady for $30,000,
charging $5,000 to courtship expenses at $7
a day for his time.
A young and pretty Bellevue nurse
dropped ber stethoscope out of tha bespl
annuity of $10,0u0. The princess undertakes
to hand over to the prince's lawyer all the
documents and photographs Intended to be
used as evidence, tha divulgation -f which
will annul the arrangement. The two par
ties agree to accept a decision of tiie court
of Gotha granting them a divorce on the
ground of Incompatibility of temper, and
on that ground alone.
Rnaalaa Antocrate Flae.
NEW YORK, Deo. $0. Waslll Safonoff.
director of the Moscow Conservatory of
Music, and Baron de Feraen ol Ruaala ar
rived in this city today on tha ateamar Cel
tic irom Liverpool. Baron da Feraen ia
he-o to wait until affairs ln Russia qultt
loan. He declared that ha and many
others of the aristocracy left St. Petersburg
in an armed train three weeks ago. Ha also
gave aa his opinion that all tha aristocracy
aie loyal to the czar.
taj window la ilji 11 bit Uie ttwuldcr cooiaii,
Chicago Pablleher Fipauda.
CHICAGO. Dec. 80. Tha Chicago Evening
Past will aav tftday that Alexander A. Mc
Cormtck, editor and publisher of tha Even
ing Poat, haa bought an Interest In tha Star
league, which publishes tha Indianapolis
Star, tha Terre Haute Star and tha Uuni.la
Star, and ha will immediately become the
editor and publisher of those papers, suc
ceeding JaUa c. fehaCtf aa waaidant of the
Ohio Bandit lde-ntlnd.
TOLEDO, O., Dec. SO. Marshal Thornton. .
who was shot at Perrysburg early Thurs
day morning ln a battle with five bandits.
Is still alive, but his condition la still very
critical. Martin Klrby, one of tha men ar
rested on suspicion In connection with tha
shooting, has leen Identified by three wit
nesses as one of tha bandits. It Is believed
that the remaining members Of tha quintet
will be captured soon.
Bray succeeds TopplasJ.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. It was announced
that Charles Bray, first vlna president of
the American Sheet and Tlnplate company,
haa been appointed president of that com
pany in plaoi ef John A. Topping, wbo haa
resigned to become the active president of
the Tennessee Coal and Iron and Rapubllo
Iron and Steel propertlea.
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