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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, APRIL 15, WOO.
lots 1 sml 2. Mn-k , Jotter's silclltlm.
M.frW; Joseph V. I'etors to Alics J. Fmlth,
lot 29, block ll, Clifton X i 111, IJ.onO; south
west C'rnrr Twenty-first and I'aul streets,
to A. II. Alplrn, for buiMlnn. M.tim; A.
Cshn to M. Wank, store bulldlim and
flats, Tpnt-slsth ami Hurdette, .4,:.V.
Among th people from out In ths atata
who Imvp bought property In Omaha the
Inat wm k and will come here to live la
George C. Jolmsnn of Newman drove, who
will be mnnagir of the Nye-8rhn'Mer-Fowlrr
elevator. Jle bought from the
Byron Reed company the new dwelling
built by that firm on llarney street be
tween Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth streets,
the consideration elng H.K.o. I. Ilabrork,
who Uvea In a small Nebraska town, has
bought from the same company the house
at 3ni8 Franklin street and will come to
Alex Charlton of the. McCague Investment
company handled a deed from ('Hlro, Kypt,
lost week. It transferred lot 13, block 2,
Kountze's nddltlon, to James Walter from
John and Elizabeth UlfTen. missionaries at
Cairo. It bore the name of the American
vice deputy consul general and was wit
nessed by 8. Chesslam. The deed left
Cairo March 20 and arrived In Omaha
One of the aalea of the week, Interesting
because the property concerned la an old
landmark, was that of the Market home
tead by II. Nestor to H. F. Turner. It Is
one of the pretty I'urke Wilde avenue prop
erties, onoe the center of the social life
of Omaha along with some neighboring
homes, nmong which was the T. I Kim
ball home. The sale was made by C. W.
Cater of the Charles E. Williamson com
pany. Tlcent sales reported by the Charles E.
Williamson company: Six-room house at
816 North Forty-seventh street, sold to E.
Jensen. Five acres with three-room house,
block 2H9, riorence; sold to Jack Dibble.
KIght-room house located at 14S2 Park
Wilde avenue, sold to B. F. Turner. Tho
two houses located at 2Tit5 and 2617 Mapla
treet, sold to C. I. Rateken. Two lots at
Thirty-third and Suward for home build
ing, sold to Jonathan Edwards. Lot It, El
llstone I'ark I'liice. sold to Paul Dennlson.
No. SMfi Webster street, house and lot, sold
to William Ilirsch. No. 47i8 Beward street,
old to 10. Judson.
Hastings St Hey den report the following
ales of Omaha property for last week:
Lot 14, block 5, Sulphur Springs addition,
for W. B. Popploton to Charles Franken
brrger, for t70; lots IS and lrt. Ames addi
tion to Hillsdnle, Hastings & Hcydon to
Jennie Campbell; east forty feet of lot 3,
block T, Lowe's addition, A. B. Gobi to
Elmer E. Baum, 1760; south forty feet of
lot 6, block 8, K. V, Smith's addition, to
Samuel Ooldsmlth, to Improve, $460; lot 4,
block 5, Grammercy Fark addition, Albert
. Cahn to A. R. Nelson; lot 20, block 6,
Orammercy Park addition. E. R. Ben
Bon to Ella C. Ijiuder; lots 4. S, and
7, block 1, Woe's subdivision, Arthur Rodg
Wlck to Oeorge Cllsbe. W0; lot 19, block 1,
Hastings & Hoyden's addition, to Albert
Schlelp, $100; lot 20, Mock 1, Hastings &
Hsydun'a addition, to Julius Schleip, $300;
lot f, block 1, Hastings & Heyden's addi
tion, to Sydney Taylor, $X0; lot 7. block B,
Horbach's subdivision, Sophia Rau to
George Cllzbe, $1,SC0; west half of lot 7,
Tuttle's subdivision to George Cllsbe. $1,150;
lot 8, block 10, Summit addition, to Gustav
Van Moorleghem, $H0; south forty feet of
lot 4, block 213H. Omaha, R. C. Btrehlnw
to Z. Coroman. $1,500; contract to build on ,
lot to. Bluff View, for Harry C. Rhynn,
$2,600 modern residence.; contract to build
on lot blpol 5. Sulphur fipr'ngs addi
tion, for George Tooier, fOGO mcdorn resi
dence, One of the rnpnt t rem ravins Indications
of Omaha's growth Is the number of com.
fortable dwelling houses that are being
added. In whatever direction one goes
throughout the olty he is confronted by the
piles of building material, of the debns
excavated for cellars and the sight of
houses Just being finished up for occupancy.
Lots that were vacant last fall, at a time
when tho active building senson Is generally
at an end for the winter, are now occupied
by handsome homes In which families are
snugly ensconced, and alongside them new
houses are springing up almost over night.
Another feature la the uniform good qual
ity of these new homes. They are being
built on modern lines, with every attention
paid to the conifort of the resident, so that
the Omaha home-owner Is better off today
than he ever was before. One of the hand
somest rows In the city Is that nearlng com
pletion on West Harney, near Thirty-fourth
street, Jt consists of six houses, built In
groups of three In old English style, but
with the modern Ideas of comfort and con
venience Included. The exterior appearance
of these buildings Is most attractive. Archi
tects and builders agree that the present ac
tivity is sure to continue throughout the
season, and that the predictions made In
January that 1'jOS would be the busiest
building season In Omaha's history is sure
to be fulfilled.
GETS WIDOW FOR HIS FEE
Instate Has to Walt for the Hetara
from Honeymoon for Its
Something like a year ago the compli
cated affaire of the Paisley estate In New
York was placed In the hands of White
4k Blackford, lawyers, to be straightened out.
John Paisley had died, leaving an exten
sive shoe manufacturing business, several
parcels of valuable property, three sons
and an attractive widow. There were tho
Usual legal problems to be solved, and
Henry K. White, senior member of the
firm, undertook the task with a lawyer's
usual disregard for the fee. He visited
the sons, he looked over the property sev
eral times and finally he visited the widow.
Then he saw the whole transaction In a
different light. He found it necessary to
give mure and more of bis time to the
care, and anon he was so absorbed In It
thai Mr, Illuckford wondered where his
partner was spending his time.
There were many knotty questions to be
settled, and the lawyer found that Mrs.
paisley was the only persons with whom
they could be discussed In an Interesting
manner. His visits at the Paisley home
became so frequent that the heirs began
to make. Inquiry, and when they asked
Mr. White for on accounting he announced
himself as the successor to the late Mr.
Paisley, and brought In the widow to
prove his statement
There was opposition on all sides, but It
nly strengthened the romance, and on
March 12 tho lawyer married his fair client
and tore her uway as his fee for services
rendered. Then, although there were many
details of the administration of the estate
still lo be settled, tbe two left on a honey
moon In the southern states. The affairs
of the Paisley estate are awaiting their re
turn. Mr. White la about 4 years of age. He
has a beautiful home in Orange. N. J., and
Is well knqwo among the members of the
New York bar.
Band t'oneerie at Rlvervtew,
Concessionaire Connolly at Rlvervlew
park promises Sunday bund concerts there
this summer. He soys the park, which Is
In fine condition, will be opened taster
Sunday, even though the weather is too
cold to esfcure attendance. He pUns to
have the first concert on the following gjn
dy. The coat of the muslu mill cvuw from
ITALY'S FLAMING VOLCANO
Fre-Eminence of VesnTitu u th Blot
of Internal Commotion.
INTERMITTENT ACTIVITY FOR CENTURIES
C hnraeterlstles of the Moantal la
AotlAii, Its Rarleit Hies and the
Havoc It Has Wrought An
Vesuvius holds the foremost place In
volcanic history. Other famous venta for
earth's Internal convulsions have shown
equal energy and destructlveness, but their
comparative remoteness from the centers
of civilisation necessarily restricted the
details of their activities. Tha location of
Vesuvius, no less than Its periodic, erup
tions, makes It pre-eminent. Since the
dawn of civilisation It has been a history
maker and has never lacked writers of Its
Tha preeent activity of Vesuvius Is ac
counted the most violent since 1171. Sev
ers! times sines that date the crater has
given warnings of Internal disturbance,
particularly In 1SU7 and 1W0. What de
struction may be wrought now time alone
will tell. As a destroyer of cities th
record of Vesuvius Is unrivaled. The ruins
of Its buried cities Pompeii and Herou
lanetim, uncovered during the last cen
tury, are pethetla monuments to Its over
whelming power. Though the record goes
back to C3 A. D., tha history of volcanic
havoc starts from 7 A. D when In Au
gust of that year the furlea of Vesuvius
burst forth and completely burled thu
cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and St.
Ablae. In his "Last tays of rompeil"
bulwer Lyytton thus describes that ap
"The cloud, which had scattered so deep
a murkiness over the day, had now settled
Into a solid and Impenetrable mass. It re
sembled less even the thickest gloom of a
night In the open sir than the close and
blind darkness of some narrow room. But
In proportion as the blackness gathered
did the lightnings around Vesuvius In
crease In their vivid and scorching glare.
Nor was their horrible beauty conllned to
the usual hues of fire; no rainbow ever
rivaled their varying and prodigal dyes.
Now brightly blue as the most aiure depth
or a southern sky now of a livid snake
like green, darting restlessly to and fro as
the folds of an enormous serpent now of
a lurid and Intolerable crimson, gushing
tortn through the columns of smoke, far
and wide, and lighting up the whole city
from arch to arch then suddenly dying
into a sickly paleness, like the ghost of
their own life!
Terrors of th Seene.
"In the pauses of the showers you heard
the rumbling of the earth beneath and the
groaning waves of the tortured sea. or.
lower still and audible, but to the watch of
iniensest fear, the grinding and hissing
murmur of the escaping gases through the
chasms of the distant mountain. Some
times the cloud appeared to break from Its
solid mass, and. by the lightning, to as
sums quaint and vast mimicries of human
or of monster shapes, striding across the
gloom, hurling one upon the other, and
vanishing swiftly Into the turbulent abyss
or snaue, so that, to the eyes and fancies
of the affrighted wanderers, the unsubatan-
tlal vapors were as the bodily forms of
gigantlo foes the agents of terror and of
"The ashes In many places were already
knee deep and the boiling showers which
came from the steaming breath of the vol
cano forced their way into the houses.
bearing with them a strong and suffocating
vapor. In some places Immense fragments
or rock, hurled upon the house roofs, bore
down along the streets masses of confused
ruin, which yet more and more, with every
hour, obstructed the way, and as the day
advanced the motion of the earth was mSre
sensibly felt the footing seemed to slide
and creep nor could chariot or litter be
kept steady, even on tha most level ground
Sometimes the huger stories, striking
against each other as they fell, broke Into
countless fragments, emitting sparks of
fire, which caught whatever was oombustl
ble within their reach, and along the plains
beyond the city the darkness was now tr
rlbly relieved, for several houses and even
vineyards had been set on flames, and at
various intervals the fires rose sullenly and
fiercely against the solid gloom. To add to
this partial relief of the darkness the cltl
sens had, here and there. In the more pub
lic places, such as the porticos of temples
and the entrances to the forum, endeavored
to place rows of torches, but these rarely
continued long, the showers and the winds
extinguished them and the sudden darkness
Into which their fitful light was converted
had something in It doubly terrible and
doubly Impressive on the lmpotenoe of hu
man hopes, the lesson of despair.
Flight for Life.
"Frequently, by the momentary light of
these torches, parties of fugitives encoun
tered each other, some hurrying toward the
sea, others flying from the sea back to the
land, for the ocean had retreated rapidly
from the shore an utter darkness lny
over' it, and upon Its groaning and tossing
waves the storm of cinders and rocks fell
without the protection which the streets
and roofs afforded to the land.
"Wild, haggard, ghastly, with super
natural fears, these groups encountered
each other, but without the leisure to
speak, to consult, to advise, for the showers
fell now frequently, though not continu
ously, exlngulshlng ths lights, which
showed to each band the death-like faces
of the other, and hurrying all to seek
refuge beneath the nearest shelter. The
whole elements of civilisation were broken
up. Ever an anon, by the flickering lights,
you saw the thief hastening by the most
solemn authorities of the law, laden with
and fearfully chuckling over the produce
of his sudden gains. If In the darkness
wife was separated from husband or parent
from child vain was the hope of reunion.
Each hurried blindly and confusedly on.
Nothing In all tho various and complicated
machinery of social life was left save the
primal law of self-preservation.
"Advancing, as men grope for escape In
a dungeon, lone and her lover continued
their uncertain way. At the momenta
when the volcanic lightnings lingered over
the streets they were enabled by that aw
ful light to steer and guide their progress,
yet little did the view It presented to them
cheer or encourage their path. In parte,
where the ashes lay dry and unoommtxed
with the boiling torrents cast upward from
the mountain at capricious Intervals, the
surf see of the earth presented a leprous
and ghastly white. In other places cinder
and rock lay matted In heaps, from be
neath which emerged the half-hid limbs
of some crushed and mangled fugitive. The
groans of the dying were broken by wild
shrieks of woman's terror now near, now
distant which, when heard In the utter
darkness, were rendered doubly appalling
by the crushing sense of helplessness and
uncertainty of the perils around: and clear
and distinct through all were the mighty
and various noises from the fatal moun
tain, Its rushing winds. Its whirling tor
rents and from time to time the burst and
roar bt some more fiery and fierce ex
plosion. And evr as the winds swept
howling along the street they bore sharp
streams of burning dust and such sickening
and poleonoue venora as took away for the
Instant breath and consciousness, followed
by a rapid revulsion of the arrested blood,
and a tingling sensation of agony trembling
through every nerve and fiber of the
(Inromlnt Tide of Lava.
'Suddenly, as he spoke, the pliice became
lighted with an Intense and lurid glow.
Bright and gigantic through the darkness,
which closed around It like the walle of
hell, the mountain shone a pile of fire!
Its summit seemed riven In two; or rather,
above Its surface there seemed to rise two
monster shapes, each confronting each,
as demons contending for a world. These
were of one deep, blood-red hue of fire,
which lighted up the whole atmosphere
far and wide; but below, the nether part of
the mountain was still dark and shrouded,
save In three places, adown which flowed
serpentine and Irregular rivers of molten
lava. Parkly red through the profound
gloom of their banks, they flowed slowly on
as toward the devoted city. Over the broad,
est there seemed to spring a cragged and
stupendous arch, from which, as from the
Jaws of hell, gushed tha sourees of the
sudden Phlegethon. And through the stilled
air waa heard the rattling of the fragments
of rock, hurling ons upon another as they
were borne down the fiery cataracts-darkening,
for one Instant, the spot where they
fell, and suffused ths next. In the burnished
hues of the flood along whloh they noateos
"And meekly, softly, beautifully, dawned
at last the light over the trembling deep!
the winds were sinking Into rest the
foam died from the glowing asure of that
delicious sea. Around the east, thin mists
caught gradually the rosy hues that her
alded the morning; light was about to
resume her reign. Yet, still dark and
massive In the distance, lay ths broken
fragments of the destroying cloud, from
whloh red streaks, burning dlmller and
mors dim, betrayed the yet rolling fires
of ths mountain of the "Scorched Fields."
Tha white walls and gleaming columns
that had adorned the lovely coasts were
no more. Sullen and dull were the shores
so lately crested by the cities of Hercu
laneum and Pompeii. The darlings of the
deep were snatched from her embrace!
Century after century shall the mighty
Mother stretch forth her aiure arms, and
know them not moaning round the sep
ulchres of the lost!"
Then the mountain slept and the next
eruption is recorded In the reign of Alex
nnder Sovems, A. D., 203. There was nn
other eruption, A. D., 473. during whhVi
ashes were cnrrled as far as Constanti
nople. Between thnt date and the year
1600 nine eruptions of more or less de
December lfi, 1631, more than 1.000 persons
lost their lives In a severe earthquake and
flow of lava that extended as far as Taren-
tum. and destroyed Bosco Trecase, tho
town which suffered the other day. and
other towns In the vicinity. Another erup
tlon In 1707 lasted four months and kept
the people of Naples In constant fear of
death. Again- In 1737, 17TO and 17i7 Vesuvius
poured forth rivers of lava and showers
of ashes, covering Portlci and reaching as
far as Naples.
, In August, 1779, redhot stones were
thrown 2,000 feet above the crater of tho
volcano, and in 1794 more than 400 people
lost their lives. On that occasion the lava
flowed to the sea. Other eruptions fol
lowed In 1S04, 180B, 1822. 1850, 18R5 and 1858.
In tho Inst mentioned year the crater
sank 196 feet below I's former height.
A road twenty miles long, commencing
at Naples, extends southeastwardly along
the shore of the bay and then, winding
Inland, completely encircles the mountain.
This is dotted with villages, all within
hearing of the volcanic rumblings and beU
lowtngs of Vesuvius.
Cities on the Mountain Side.
Four miles down the bay rond from Na
ples lies Portlci, Its 13,000 population dwell
ing peacefully upon lava thrown down to
the sea by the eruption of 1631. On this
black bed stands the royal palace, built by
Charles III in 1738. Resins, one mile far
ther, Is the favorite suburban seat of
wealthy Neapolitans. Its 14.000 residents
dwell partly upon the ruins of Herculaneum
and of Retina, to which latter city Pliny
tho elder set out during tho great erup
tion which destroyed these cities and Pom
peii. He came by boat to snve the Roman
gnrrlaon, but finding the harbor deluged
with ashes, he went on to Stablae, where
he died. Rcslna Is the town from which
the ascent of Vesuvius is made and Is the
ohief abode of the Vesuvlan guides.
Sixteen times has the burning mountain
overwhelmed Torre del Greco, two and a
half miles farther on; yot within four
and a half miles from Its destroyer the
seventeenth town flourishes with 23,000 pop
ulation. This little city has been the sorest
sufferer from Vesuvius, each lava flood
drying and forming the rocky foundation
for new edifices. There Is a saying among
ths Neapolitans, "Naples commits sins and
Torre pays for them."
After the eruption of 1861 an earthqunkn
fissure In the streets of this Ill-fated town
was descended by men who found them
selves Inside a church burled by the prod
ucts of a previous eruption. Torre del
Greco Is the center of the Mediterranean
coral fishery and Is surrounded by rich
vineyards as well as fruit orchards. From
Its graphs some of the choicest wines of
Italy are made, notably the Lachrymae
Five miles farther along Is Torre del An
nunslata, a large fishing town of 16,000
people. Turning a mile inland here the
traveler views the ruins of Pompeii.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
BUSINESS WOMEN AS WIVES
Commercialism of Matrimony Is
Heal Evil to Be Avoided by
In a recent sermon delivered by Rev.
John L. Bcudder, a preacher in a Jersey
City Congregational church, he ma'de the
statement that the modern tendency ot
women to forsake the domestic sphere for
an Industrial career causes fewer mar
riages, bu better wlvts. The statement
comes from him with an added Increment
of interest because he has, as he states,
long since dropped the "unsightly word
obey" from the rite of matrimony he uses
There are 6,0u0.0JO women in the United
States engaged In Industrial and mercan
tile work to the exclusion of domestic
pursuits. Out of these there are many,
the preacher suggests, who will not give up
an 1M0 Job for a t6M husband, unless he be
very kind In disposition. He thus commer
cializes matrimony In his hj pothsls and
rejoices over such commercialism In his
conclusions. That is wrong.
It is true that the Influences of the bus
iness world do cause many women to hes
itate about marriage," comments the In
dianapolis Star, "but does not the qualifi
cations 'unless the man be kind' show the
fallacy of the assumption that it were bet
ter for women to remain single to main
tain financial Independence. In the old days
the young woman spun and wove that she
might have something to give to the home,
even though It were bumble. The love
which leads to matrimony should be
stronger than a desire to be kept In mil
linery and embroidery. Too many women
have the idea that marriage Is a relation
In which a woman may live without cost
to herself and frequently without effort
on her part. She wishes to be an orna
ment to her household, not a helpmate.
The commercialism of matrmony leads
to more domestic Infelicities than does
lapsing from marital vows.
Bee Want Ads Best liusiuess Boosters.
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S TRADE
rew Featnrei of the Week Noted by
WET WEATHER CAUSES SOME CONCERN
Advance of Ten Per Cent Kamed la
Builders' Hardware, Onlnst to Ex
tensive Operations Cotton Mar
ket Develops Mora Strength,
Few features are to be noted In the trade
of the week- There have been no ad
vances, except In a few staples, and these
are of small moment. The largest was an
advance of 10 per cent In buiidsrs' hard
ware, due to the enormous building move
ment all over tha country. Btrengtn In the
cotton market Is another point of Interest.
Trade lias been good wKn the local Job
bers, but nothing out of the ordinary. Re
tall trade la reported a little bolter than
a week ago. The dealers are concerned In
the fact that the wet weather baa made
a late season for the farmers, and they aro
anxiously watching for warm, dry duys.
Implement houses have been In the thick
of the second order business all week.
Seeders, drills and harrows have practi
cally all gone out and cultivators are now
moving well. The wet weather has hin
dered ttie seeding of small grain and the
Jobbers expect In consequence a larger salo
of listers this year than they have known
for a long time.
The ahoe business of the week was much
larger than that of last. Country retail
trade, as well as city, has been good.
Home of tha retailers have almost sold out
their first stock In certain numlwrs of ox
fords and have reordered oxfords and rub
ber goods, Leather prices are firm, though
the trade anticipates no advunoe soon. All
Jobbers agree that this will tie nn oxford
season. More oxfords will be worn tills
summer than ever before.
Bnllders llardnare Higher,
Hardware orders are more numerous and
heavier than a week ago. Hprlng goods
fare moving well, lawn mowers anu garden
hose having enjoyed a good demand. There
has also been a good Tate trade In screen
doors and wire etoth. Hutlders hardware
has been advanced 10 per cent, but out
side of this Item, there no changes of any
Orders on dry goods for current use have
improved In the last week, and house trade
also has been fair. The Jobbers have en
Joyed a big advance husiness on underwear,
liolsery and dress goods, shirts and work
garments. Sales of domets also have been
good. The price situation on cotton goods
is growing tinner every day. As the cotton
year grows to a close, the extent both of
the crop tn sight and the demand tor raw
cotton becomes more clearly defined. An
advance on plain goods ot all descriptions
may bo looked for, says a Jobber. Col
lections with the dry goods houses since tliu
first of April have been satisfactory.
Salmon Closely Cleaned Ip.
Not for many seasons has canned salmon
been us closely cleaned up from first hands
as it is at the present tune. Pink salmon
Is almost unobtainable. Medium red Is In
exceedingly light supply, and with a very
light suppiy of first-class red Alaska sal
mon, 'i nere is In the hands of some ot
the packers, a fair supply of sockeyes.
The general Impression is tnat the market
on red Alaska and sockeyes will both open
up at considerably higher prices than have
recently been ruling. Under active demand
on the coast, red Alasku has advanced .U
cents per dozen nnd sockeyes are now held
at lb cents per dozen over the opening
prices of last season. As tho scaxun is
just opening for the heavy consumption
of salmon, It will be surprising If red
Alaska fish does not advance to a point
beyond the probable opening figure of (1.
Never In the history of the trade has there
been such a heavy trade on red Alaska
There Ib considerably bettor feeling In
the line of tomatoes than has been noticed
for some time. There has been some active
traning, taking up a large portion of the
goods that have been available outside of
the syndicate noldings, and the chances
for the syndicate are' consequently very
much belter for marketing Its holdings.
One fact bears upun the situation which
ill prevent extreme prices ruling, it is
that new tomatoes in tin will come onto
the market in July. On future tomatoes
there hns been no change, the market being
firm at former quotations.
The demand for spot corn has been very
heavy, the amount going out being unusual
for this season of the year. While the sit
uation appears a little better, there bus
been no change whatever in quotations, so
that corn Is still being sold by both canner
and Jobber without any profit. Many of
the small ranners cannot meet the prices
on futures named by some of the larger
cunners. A few of them have already an
nounced their determination to keep their
plants closed for this season. UntfT- the
acreage Is materially decreased the canners
will see another season very much like the
present. All Information, however, from
both label men and box makers indicates
that the acreage will be materially reduced
bo that Jobbers look for considerable lin
nrovement before new corn is avalluble.
Further advances have been noted in
dried fruits, particularly in gallon apples,
gallon apricots, blueberries and blackber
Dried fruits are in very strong shape-
further advances having . taken place In
both apricots and peaohes, and most pack
ers are holding for higher prices on prunes
The raisin situation, because of the very
clone control of the bulk stock. Is attract
ing more attention every day. Evaporated
nnnlea have shown an advance of V4i5c
per pound during the last two weeks. Very
few raspnerrxs are in sigtu, anu imcso mo
very firmly held at extreme prices,
(treat activity has been shown In rice dur
Ing the last two weeks. Advances have
been mnde bv the weak holders of from
Vic to o per pound. Well poBled operators
in the south say that further advances are
sure to take place In the near future, be
cause of the exceedingly light supplies
SuKar I'nchnnaed tn Price,
The sugar market Is In practically tho
saniH nosttlon as lust week. No cnange
has taken place In refined, though raws
are a trifle easier. The volume of current
husiness Is about normal for the season
of the year. There Is nothing now to In
dicate higher prices, say the Jobbers, until
the heavy demand of May and June conies.
There are good prospects fur a small fruit
crop, and this will increase me consump
Hon ctt Bu?ar.
Cheese Is firm In fancy Octoher-mnde
goods and stocks are reported exceedingly
light. It Is five or six weks before the
new s-rass cheese will be on tha market
In the meantime the winter-made la offered
at considerably less than the fancy Oc
tober. Fancy brick and Itmburger are
lower, while fancy Swiss Is being held at
the same nrlcea.
The trade la expecting an advance In
JaDan teas. In Formosa the msrket Is
steady, but the poorer qualities show a
tendency to weakness, Ping Sueys are
firm and country greens are quiet.
The coffee market has been In an tin
settled condition, owing to the big lioulda
tlon In the May option. The statistical
position Is unchanged from a week ago
and nrlcea are the snme on spot goods
The business is good now and the outlook
Is bright for sn Increased irnae.
Ilrasrs and Chemicals
Business in the drug Una continues active
and the market is In a healthy condition.
Few important price cholines have oc
curred. Citric acid is very firm at the re
cent advance and is quoted at from ii to 60
cents per pound. 1 hero has nceii a slight
decline in codeine, opium and their prep,
arations. Tne uulnlne situation is unal
tered. Notwithstanding the low price, tne
demand Is light. The former Jobbing price
on sunonai or ou cents i-er uum-i dt,-ii
reca led. It is now ouoled at bu cents
Glycerine is selling well at m to 14 cents
In fifty-pound rum. Opium Is selling at
from 1:1 is to IS ho: nnwdered. 14 to $4 So.
There la an active demand for vanilla
beans and prices are tending upward; Mex
ican eptclally are higher. Menthol is In
a very strong position and prices are tend
ing upward, lium campnor is very nriii ui
II 13 to 11.16 oer uound. Manufacturers
have not us yet named price on purls green
for the season, but it will undoubtedly bo
considerably higher than last year owing
tn th. hlnh KricB of arsenic and blue vitriol.
Blue vitriol has been advanced to 64 ctmts
in carload lots; five to ten-barrel lots,
to 7 cents.
Paints, Oils ! Class.
The window ghiss situation Is strong,
prices having advanced 6 per cent In Chi
cago. Prices have not advanced locally,
but It la expected that an advance of 6 to
In cents will occur at any time. Plate giant
Is firm. The demand for all grades is good.
Turpentine Is weaker than last week, the
price being 74 cents. Southern lead Is
quoted at 7H cents, while Carter lead is
TV cents, both prices experiencing no
change since last week. Raw linseed oil
Is 0 cents and boiled is ii cents, these
prices remaining the same as quoted last
Elks and tho V. W. C. A.
At Friday etnlng's meeting of the Omaha
F.Iks a donation of lino was voted for the
Y'oung Women's Chilstlan assocUt on build
ing fund. D. W. Van Cott was elected a
llfrt member. Kxslted Ruler Dewar ap
pointed 8. F. Woodbndge. T. J. Fitsmorrls
and Al toWrepaou U oun,urlse a ureas wom-piltlee.
AT THUS KRW YORK. THBATBR".
NEW TORK, April 14-The surest Indica
tion that the winter theatrical season Is
drawing to a close Is the unofficial open"1
of Cunev Island. '1 he official opening of
Coney Island comes In May. Put though
the sejon so far as the ending ft cold
weather has been unusually late this enr.
Coney lelnnd has been in full blat for the
last Sunday or two save for the large at
tractions of Dreamland and Luna Park.
And these are to be opened on Kaster Bun
day, though of course many details remain
to be perfected.
Not even New York people themselves
certainly not out-of-town people under
stand tne large part which Coney Island
plays In the amusements of the great city,
it Is only a few years since It would have
been as much as a person's social standing
Is worth to have been seen at Coney island.
Nowadaysat least during the last year
or two even the representatives of the
Four Hundred do not object to Junkets and
excursions to the Island. And though New
York la such a large city that It would ap
pear as though summer or winter when
good attractions are presented ths houses
are always crowded, yet during the heated
term It is safe to say that more persons
seek amusements on Coney's sands than
seek amusement In the city play houses.
The comparatively open, though late, win
ter has given all persons Interested In
Coney opportunities to carry on big opera
tions. Thompson Dundy have worked
under cover all winter and vouchsafe no
Information other than that Luna will be
bigger and better than ever before. As a
matter of foci, however, It Is known that
Thompson A Dundy have spent nearly as
much money on Luna's rehabilitation as It
cost to open ths gates In the first place.
Dreamland, too, Is a busy place, and Sen
ator Reynolds predicts for the place a
season even more successful and prosperous
than last year, and that Is saying a great
deal. The senator, Sam flumperta. former
Bhiriff Hutlling, Hilly Ellis and all of the
executive staff are hard at work preparing
Ihu lnfn.mll VnatAP OtnlllSr.
new pronuctions neve unn
made at the New York theaters this wee.
fruits have not lacked for In
i. r.-i T.ii a Mann and Clara upinso,
Whose engagement at the Field theater In
"Julie Honbon" ended when the house
passed Into the hands of Jaines K. llackett.
have returned to New York after a brief
road tour, and have been presenting the
comedy at the Lyric until next Monduy,
when Arnold Daly will be seen there In
Oeorge Hernard Hhaw's "Arms and the
liuiiard Mansfield has been appearing
during this, his last week at the New Am
sterdam In some of the best of his pro
ductions. On Monday evening he appeared
as Arthur Dlmmesdale in "The Scarlet
Letter," Tuesday In "A Parisian Romance.
Wednesday In "The Merehnnt of Venice,
"Hcau Prummel," "King Richard 111" and
others following. Tonight he appears In
one act from each of five plays. It is ln-
torentlnir In note In tins connection that It
has been Impossible to buy a seat nt the
box office all of the week, seats for all
productions having been sold out In ad
vance. The Mrs. Oi hert testimonial perform
ance at tho Uroadway theater, the proceeds
of which will be Hlven to tne runn now
being raised for the purchase of a window
in memory of the mucn-ncloveo actress,
will take nluce on Tuesday. April 17. Mr.
Daniel Frohman has arranged for the en
tertainment over which Rev. William I.
Stlmron, the late Mrs. Gilbert's pastor, will
preside, and the plans Indicate an event
of rare Interest. Many prominent men and
women of the theatrical profession will
tnke part. The old -Huckstone comedy.
"Nan. the Good for Naught," will be pre
sented by Miss Annls Hughes and other
members of the "Mr. 1 Itavklnson" company;
Miss Klanche Bates, Mr. Frank Keenun
snd Mr. J. H. Renrlmo of the Belasco com
pany will appear In a one-act comedy, "My
Aunt s Advice:' Miss Clara atoms, nir. j.
Colvllle and others will give a scene from
Odette," and Mr. l'eple s one-act play
rhe Malb.t s Masterpiece, based on tne
subject of the Venus de Mllo. will be pro
duced by n specially organ zed cast. Other
contributors to the performance will be
Mr. Sam Hernard, Miss Hattie Williams,
May- iffbel Fluke and Mr. Fred Wnlton.
Mr. Francis Wilson and Mr. Lawrence
D'Orsay will also take part.
F. F. Proctor has been celebrating the
twenty-fifth anniversary of his advent as a
theutrlcul manager In this city in the initn
Avenue theater all of this week, a Jubilee
program of unusual Interest comniemornt
Ing the event. To properly typiry the
diversity of the Proctor theatrical enter
prise " combination of drama, comedy and
vaude.ille made up the amusement bill of
fare, the performances being drawn soleli-
rrom the Proctor resources and presenting
many of the most prominent players now
before the public. The Jubilee has also
served to Introduce that finished artist.
Yvette Gullbert. to vaudeville audiences.
There has Ixteh a complete change of bill
each day during Jubilee week, and In addi
tion to one of the season's dramatic offer
ings there have appeared several special
vauaevllle features. I ne Monnay program
presented Justin Huntley McCarthy's ro
mantic drama, ir 1 v ere i.ing, Dy spe
cial arrangement with K. H. Sothern. At
the same .y rformance Henry de Vrles made
his farewell appearance in America, pre
senting his famous protean play, "A Case
of Arson." tin Tuesday the Proctor AU-
Star players appeared in "Mrs. Aick. with
Mabel Taliaferro In the garret scene, from
"The Little Princess," as the vaudeville
feature. "Mile. Marnt" was Wednesday's
dramatic tld-blt, and "La Domino Rouge,"
whose sensational dance, and even more
sensational personality, have been the talk
of two continents, introduced her terpsl
chorean dlvortlssement In the studio sceno
of the play. Thursday brought a shifting
of the companies, when the All-Star stock
moved up to the Harlem house, while
that organization, with tho addition of
James J. Corbett, moved down to Fifth
Avenue theater for tho day In "Mr.
Smooth." Vesta Victoria, the English
comedienne, was the vaudeville feature this
time. Friday marked the first appearance
In vaudeville of Miss Gullbert, who sang
the most successful of her songs, both In
Kngllsh and French. The regular stock
company, or rather a portion of It. will
be seen In Bernard Shaw's "Candida.'1 The
week ended with an elnborate production
of "The Merchant of Venice." and F-ed
Walton, the English pantomlnilet, supplied
the vaudeville feature. .
Mrs. Flske and the Manhattan comnnny
gave the last performance of "Leah
Kleschna" In this city at the Academy of
Music this week. After tonight Mrs. Finite
no longer will be seen In this drama. In
which she has acted for more consecutive
performances than any other offering In
her repertory. At present the vitality of
"Leah Kleschna" seems as great as ever,
the Academy having held largo and en
thusiastic audiences throughout the last
week, evidencing tjint the appreciation of
Mrs. Flske's art seems as keen In Four
teenth street as In Broadway.
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