Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 16, 1909, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee' the Omaiia Bee Is tb moit powerful bu.tneu getter in the wet, because It goc. to the bomes of poor and rich. WKATHER FORECAST. For Nebraska Showers ; wsrmer. FVr Iowa Partly cloudy; wirmfr. For west her report see Pag. 2. VOL. XXXVIII NO. 261. OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNING, ArillL t 16, 1D09 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. OMAHA PROTEST ON LEMON DUTY fobberi of Gate City Declare Raise leattt Them at Mercy of California Grower, TELEGRAM TC TOR BROWN Nebraska Membet nper Body Dispense 1 . v TUTrSHA POSTMASTER ' WELLS Ttinerarv Soon to Be C " Ai for Inspection of Military-i'osts. DAKOTA LAND DRAWING IN FALL Senator Gamble and Crawford lire; Secretary of Interior t Com nteta Allotment tor TkU Parpoae. ' (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, April lo.-(8necial Tele gramsOmaha Jobber largely Interested In citrus frulta are up In trmi against the duty en lemons, ta acheduled by the Tayne bill and as amended by the Aldrlch bill whlclt laya a duty of Vt cents per pound on this fruit, as against the present duty of 1 cent per pound. Henry Strelgtit, R. Bingham & Son, Bny der, Trimble A Co., Haley Lang; com pany, O. W, Butts and Davla Jb Bandeau of Omaha have Joined In a telegram to Senator Brown asking that the present duty on Imported lemons be maintained at 1 cent per pound. These Jobbers say that the contemplated advance places all users of lemons at the mercyv of the California fruit growers and shippers.. Nearly 60 per rent of the lemons Imported last year, which amounted to 138,689,148 pounds, hav ing a value of 13,000,000, were Imported from foreign countries, and these shippers say that under the bill now pending In the eenate California will aecure 40 cents per boa additional duty, They ask Senator Brown to protest against the advance, which will com out of the consumer's pocket while destroying Importations. Senator. Dispense Patroaaare. If there was any doubt In the minds of Nebraakana as to the way patronage ta be ing dispensed In the state of Nebraska, It was removed today when Senators Bur kett and Brown joined In recommendations for places In the First and Third districts. In the First district the senators recom mended the appointment of1 EaTle D. Brooks, to be pension examiner at Paw nee City. In the Third .district they today reoommsnded the appointment of Frank J. Prusha, to be postmaater at Howells. This recommendation terminates a rather bitter contest at that place, Ex-Congressman ' Boyd bad recommended Prusha for the place. "WWeh- the ' Senators " felt morally obliged1 hrT'csrYy 'out. hence their action today., prusha Succeeds the present post master,' Thomas Walker. Senator Brown" took with' the Post off'ce department today tha establishment of a postoffice at Woodvllle, putte county, and presented a numerously signet! petition In support of Its creation. Through persistent efforts of Senator Brown, who on ceveral occasions has gone over evidence with the commissioner of pensions, the pension e aim of Mrs. Oacar Brown of Central City was ollowaj today at the rate of ift per month from October . I0t. and VI2 from April 19. HH?. The widow of Oscar Brown, late of Company C, lU'th New York, has hud her applica tion for pension pending for a number of years, but one thing or another Intervened to keep her out of her tights, when finally 8enator Brown took up the case personally and secured Its allowance. Inspection of Military Past. , At a meeting of the military affairs com mute of the senate this morning tha sub-, Jett of vUlting military posts of the Cnitad States and Alaski whs taken up. This torn mute was autlurlsed during the sixtieth congre, to inspect military pouts of the country for the purpir if observation aid cducatlon, but owing to the Brownsville nquny the eomm tire was unable to per form tha duties aaslgrted It. During the --j - niAncin congress the commute as constituted In the Sixty-first vungrcss wai mre.td to make an Insp-c-Hon ot miliary posts both In the United tates and Alaska, heno the preliminary eUK-uasicn of this morning of the probable "mrary. It is altogether likely the committee, of -mm r.,ntor Brown ia n member, wlil visit mil taiy P,Bt, )n tn ,,iermountaln re gt n abort y after the adjournment of c m gress. going t Seattle ,nd then. to Alaska for an inspection of garrison, there, later returning by way of California, paying .vis I to Fo.t, crook and Omaha after a visit to Forts 1,. A. Ru,.,ll lld ' The Klnersr, a. finai,y ou,neJ , eluding the visit to Alaska, will ,.ke all of ninety days, members of the committee being able to reach their homes early in October to participate In campaigns in sev eral states which will be under way during hat month. After election a visit by the committee or subcommittee may be mapped out to posts In southern states, the com mittee getting back to Washington In time h, .?'V"" Cf " December. While this 1. measure tentative. It 1. expected that at least a portion of the country will be vlait.d by a majority of the military affaua committee and aa large a number of poai. .. po.b,. to ,ult tfc convenient-, rt ... . . . win be taken In on this inspection tour Mast la A Hutment I'raed. Senators Uaniblu and Crawfurd this morning called upon the secretary of the Interior to urge th utmost expedition In the matter of the allotment and appralae rtient of lands to be opened to white settle ment on the Cheyenne river and Standing Hoik Indian reservations. The senators were assured that so far as allotments were concerned work on this phase of th department would undoubtedly be com pleted next Week and then the secretary would be In position to appoint a commis sion to visit these lands and commence making appraisements. Senator Gamble said today that work In this matter would be pushed to completion aa rapidly as pos aible and he felt assured that registration for leitlons on these reservations would occur during the coming fall and final ftl lug Bpon lands In the apriug of 110. Serator Uambl today introduced a blil granting o ihf of aoulh Dakota . acrea of unappropriated public land Z.l!' U! f"r mlnln,uc ! up- (CvnUaut oa Saooad Psg ) Danish Minister Will Be Dined by Countrymen Count C. Moltke Will Arrive This Morning to Make Acquaintance of Nebraska and Iowa Danes. Daries of Omaha and vicinity will give a dinner at Hanson's this evening in honor of Count C. Moltke, minister from Denmark to tha United States, count Moltke will ar rive In the city this morning. He comes from Washington to meet the vice consuls for Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa and to ac quaint himself with the people of his nationality In this part of the world. Any auiomooiie trip is on the, program for the afternoon and tomorrow the min ister may be taken to a ball game If he stays to long. Vice Consul Wolff will also call the Danish Singing society together if circumstances will permit The committee In charge of. the dinner Includca Vice Conaul Wolff, City Electri cian Waldemar Mlchaeleen, Colonel 8. F. Neble, Park Commissioner J. L. Neble. Mr. Mlchaelsen will be toastmaster. J. H. Malland, vice consul for Kansas, has arrived from Topeka, and V. Lungby, Ice consul for Iowa, will come over from Council Bluffs to meet Count Moltke. Prominent Danes will meet the minister at the depot Friday morning. Family Ignorant of Artist's Divorce Frederick Macmonnies and Wife Sep arate Without Knowledge of Children. PAT. 18, April 15. It Is learned here to day that the French courts in November of last year granted a divorce between Frederick Macmonnies, the American sculptor, and his wife, who waa a Miss Mary Fairchlld of New Haven. , It Is understood that the divorce was arranged amicably and that It was kept quiet In order to avoid gossip. Not even the two children of the couple are aware their parents have legally separated. Mrs. Macmonnies was questioned on the matter this Afternoon and aald: 'There was no scandal and there has been no recrimination on either elde. The partnership simply ceased. Under the terms of the decree the children will spend half their time with me and half with their father." Mrs. Macmonnies, who Is living with her mother, has taken a studio in Paris and ia working In the Louvre making copies of paintings for the Boston Museum of Arts, Mr. Macmonnies retains his home and his studio at Qlvenny-Vernon, near Paris. Turkish Capital , is Normal Again Appointment of New Commander Al lays Friction in "Army and i Restores Quiet' CONSTANTINOPLE. April lS.-The Turkish capital Is again assuming Its nor mal aspects and there Is this morning lit tle outward evidence of tho political fer ment that has marked the previous two days. The new ministry has promptly removed Taver Pasha from the commandership ot the First Army corps and given this post to Naxlm Pasha. Nasim Pasha waa mliv Inter of war for a brief period prior to the fall of the Katmil cabinet, and the mal cot tents among tha troops have urged hi reappointment to this pest. He Is a popu lar and able officer, and the command given him today will In all likelihood be a stepping stone to his return to the minis try. - It Is believed his appointment will have a very good effect toward restoring order and discipline In the army. Salome Dance is Barred by Law New Iowa Statute Signed by Gov , ernor and Goes Into Effect at Once. DE3 MOINES. Ia!. April lS.-Today Iowa's anti-Salome dance law went Into effect. The law waa signed by the gov ernor and provides a flue and a Jail sen tence for anyone engaging In any "obscene, Indecent, Immoral or Impure drama, play, exhibition, show or entertainment." The enforcement of the law la left to the sheriffs and to the police of thd state. Hspklas I Still Shy. SPRINGFIELD. III . April lo -On the sevnty-fli st Joint Killut for United States seuutor today Hopkins received It votes; f oss, 16: Stringer, 67. Why Prisoner Refuses to Leave Jail at End of Term Early Thursday morning James Haddock, prisoner In the county Jail, peaked out the window to discover what the weather was like. It seemed a trifle unpleasant out of doors, the sky was overcast and scurrying bits of paper Indicated that a strong wind was blowing probably a cold one. Had dock shivered at the thought. A little later a deputy sheriff found him stretched out on his bunk. Apparently Morpheus itad liliu by the forelock, for It was hard to awaken him. "Get up, you highly esteemed acirn of marine chef.." shouted the deputy, or words to that effect. "Lemnie sleep," murmured Haddock. Somewhat suddenly he finally rose, yawned, stretched and rubbed his eyes. Th deputy went awsy. remarking that most men got up with more alacrity when they time was up. An hour later be ram back and found Haddock sitting in a rhair by his bunk. Haddock was attlrred, except for trousers and one shoe. "Somebody's stole my pants and shoe." aald Hadd-Kk. "Get out." said the Jailer, nobody would lake than pauu as a gift ' NEW TARIFF FOR THE PHILIPPINES President Taft Sends Special Message Urging Changes in Schedules for the Islands. SLIGHT INCREASE IN RATES Intention is to Favor Manufactures from United States. ADDITIONS TO THE FREE LIST Present Regulations Difficult for Exporters to Comply With. DRAWN BY BOARD OF EXPERTS Letter of Explanation from Secretary Dickinson and General Edwards Accompany the Me ge. WASHINGTON, April .-The president today sent to congress a special message In relation to the Philippine tariff. The message transmits recomn.cndatinna by th secretary of war for a revision of the Philippine tariff so as to permit as much customs revenue as possible for tha Islands and at the' same time to' extend to the Islat ds the principle ot a protective tariff for Its Industries. The message and accompanying letters. with a copy of the proposed act, were sub mitted to both houses of congress shortly after they convened. Generally speaking, the bill submitted by the president makes a slight Increase In the rates of duty now provided In the Philippine tariff, but its framers say it tendency Is to Insure as far a practicable the benefit of the Philippine market for American manufacturers and products. The measure makes some additions to the free list. There wfll be an Increase in Internal revenue duties by which It Is hoped to make up the loss which the Philippine Islands will sustain by the operations ot the free trade provisions In tha pending Payne tariff bill. The Internal revenue laws for the Philip pines are enacted by. the Philippine as sembly. Text of tha Meaaaaje. "To the senate and house of represent lives: I transmit herewith a communica tion from the secretary of war. Inclosing one from the chief of the bureau of In sular affairs, In which Is transmitted i proposed tariff revision law for the Phil ippine Islands. "This measure revises the present Philip . Pine tariff, simplifies It and makes it con form as nearly as possible to the regula tlons of the customs laws of the United States, especially with respect to packing and packages. The present Philippine regu latlons have been cumbersome and diffi cult for American merchants and exporters to" comply with. Its purpose Is to meet the new conditions that will arise under the section of the pending United States tariff blH, which provides, with certain limitations,, for free trade between the United States and the islands. It Is drawn with ;a; view to preserving to the Islands as much customs revenue as possible and to protect In a reasonable measure those Industries which now exist In the islands. "Trie bill now transmitted has been drawn by a board of tariff experts, of which the Insular collector of customs. Colonel George It. Colton, was the president The board had a great many open meetings in Manila and conferred fully with representatives of all business interests In the Philippine Islands. It Is of great Importance to the welfare of the Islands that the bill should be passed at the aame time with the pend ing Payne bill, with special reference to the provisions of which It was prepared. "I respectfully recommend that this bill be enaHed at the present session of con gress as one Incidental lo and required by the passage of the Payne bill. "WILLIAM H. TAFT. ' "The White House, April 14, 1908." Kecealty for Chance. Secretary of War Dickinson. In forward ing the papers to the president, says: "I hate not had time to examine the bill In detail and have not sufficient acquaint ance with the subject to say whether or not It. Is what It should be, but General Edwards, who Is familiar with the matter, recommends It and I have no doubt that with your own familiarity with the sub ject, you will be able to dispose of It." The letter of General Edwards, dated April 11 and addressed to Secretary Dickin son, after describing the measure and its purpose In much the same language, as the president, says: 'It will be understood that .the result of the free admission of American goods Into the Philippine Islands must revolutionise business In the Philippines, and unless the adoption of that policy is accompanied by a revision ot the present Philippine tariff It will be disastrous to some im portant industries In the Islands and also result In such serious loss to the customs (Continued on Second Page.) "Well they're gone." replied Haddock, who seemed disposed to sit tight on this state ment. The deputy then undertook a personally conducted tour of Investigation. He hunted with care, diligently, prying Into every corner, under every bench and bunk. He was even seen to gase at the celling, though, perchance, he was Just rolling his eyes hopelesFly heavenward. Then he summoned help. The reinforce ments included two more deputies and two trusties, and If tha search had been for the Kohinoor diamond, It could not have been more thorough. Haddock did nbt take part. He aat nonchalantly In his chair, occasionally dropping a word of en couragement to the searchers. An hour passed. Then one of tha trusties had a sudden thought. "Get up, you lasy, loafing descendant of a polecat. Get up.1 Haddock did not stir. The trusty grabbed him by the shoeless foot. Jiktd hard and pulled too foot same distance from the chair. Haddock follow ing. In the seut of the chair were tha missing trousers and the (uoaj Copyright, 1909. by hm Mail and Exp MANY ARMENIANS RILLED Murder of Two Moslems by Chris tians at Messina Starts Riot TROUBLE IS NOT POLITICAL Dae to Racial a ad Rrllilou ntsr. ence So 'Relation to Recent Event-brak.a Woman, in Dancer. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 15.-A ma- acre of Armenians Is In progress today at Merslna. a seaport of Asia Minor, on tha Mediterranean. Enraged at the murder of two Moslems by an Armenian and the fact that the as sassin waa not apprehended, the Moham medan population of Merslna, which counts total of 10.000 Inhabitants, took the law Into its own hands and attacked the Arme nian quarters. The Christian communities of Merslna are appealing to the consuls here for help. . Two American missions are represented at Meralna. NEW YORK. April lS.-The American missionaries now located at Merslna are Rev. C. A. Dodds and wife. Rev. Robert E. Wilson and wife of Mornlngsun, Ia.; .Dr. John Peoples of Pennsylvania and Miss Elma French of Winchester. Kan. Thev II reside In the building of the boys and girls" school conducted by the foreign mis sionary board of the Reformed Presbyte rian church. Miss Frenoh Is one of the eachera. There are many American pupils In the school, which has an attendanoa of about 250 boys and girls. CHICAGO. April 16.-Uneaslness Is felt, by Chtcsgo church workers over the sltu- tlon of missionaries who are stationed In tho danger sone of TuTkey. Among them are Rev. William N. Chamber of Chi cago, stationed at Adana, Turkey, who Is assisted ny Mrs. Chambers; Rev. and Mrs. Thomas D. Christie, at Tarsus; Miss Elis abeth S. Webb, at Adana. and Miss Sarah Ixulsa Peck. Miss Peck Is from Nebraska and Miss Webb from Missouri. Miss Peck was a native of Nebraska, but lived In Minnesota, according to lnforma: tlon available from Rev. Frederick T. Rouse and Rev. L. O. Barrd of the Omaha Congregational churches. She Is working under the American Board of Commis sioners for Foreign Missions. Her commls slon for the field Is from the Women s Board of Interior Mission Work, whose headquarters are at Chicago. Adana. In central Turkey. I. her elation. She sailed from America for Turkey last September. Before fitting herself for mis sionary work she graduated from the Mln nesota State unlveralty and taught school mi irooasion. Minn. BACK AT THE OLD.STAND The business office of The Bee is to be found again i n the ground ' floor corner of the Bee Building, which has been enlarged and re fitted to accommodate the growing needs of the office force and patrons. Entrance from Farnam street. Nowhere to Go but Out! ; l rts Company. Roosevelt Party Lands at Aden Several Members Take Short Shoot ing Trip for Specimens of - Local Birds. ADE..N, Arabia, April 15-10 a. m.-The steamer Admiral, with Theodore Roosevelt and the members of his party on board, came in here this morning for a short stay. All on board ar well. Several members of the party are plan ning to . come ashore here and go on shooting expedition to obtain specimens of the local birds, aa' they have done at sev eral of the other ports touched at on the way out. The run down the Red sea from Sues was fairly cool, but yesterday and today the weather was hot, with a brilliant sun and a smooth sea. Frederick C. Selous. the well known au thor and big game hunter, has accompa nied the Roosevelt party from Naples. Mr. Roosevelt has spent several hours every day listening to recitals of Mr. Selous" ex periences on his A fries ri hunting trip. Mr. Selous has been Invited by Mr. Roosevelt to Join the party for a two weeks' shoot snd he probably will accept. Taft Member of Kilwinning Lodge President Formally Joins Masonic Organization of Which His Father Was Member. CINCINNATI. O.. April 16.'-Presldent Taft Is now a member of the Kilwinning lodge of Mssons. He was unanimously elected a member at a stated meeting held In the Masonic temple her last night. When President Taft was made "a Mason at sight" February l?, he did not become a member of any lodge, and was until last night In the position of Mason at large. Ha at that time expressed a desire to affillste with Kilwinning, of which his father, the late Judge Alphonso Taft, was one of the early members, and of which his brother. Charles P. Taft, has been a member. The application camo up In the regular order last night. Three Dead, Eleven Deathly III from Eating Bad Sausage IDA OROVE. Ia., April 15 (Bpeclal.)- Closely following the death of three mem bers of the John Kolpln family In the town of Galva, Ida county, cornea the news thst no leas thsn eleven others In that town are suffering from trichinosis and that many of the in are dangerously 111. Kolpln was a prominent druggist at Galva. The first of March he had a hog slaughtered and made up some home made summer sausage. The sausage waa not properly cured, and to the eating of this raw pork are now attributed three deaths and tha chance are that a half dosen more will follow. Mrs. Kolpln and two of their four chil dren were taken down first, and though specialists were sent for from Sioux City, they could make no correct diagnosis of the disease, and because of this fact every on who cam to th horn to assist In raring for the sick kept on eating tha deadly sausage. Dr. D. W. Farnsworth, who had been sick in bed himself for soma time, waa finally called in and pronounced it trichinosis. Sanities of Ui mtat ex TARIFF BILL BACK TO HOUSE Senate Returns it for Correction in Oil Schedule. CHANGE " IS QUICKLY MADE Senator Aldrlch Defers His Explana tion of Meaanre Until Monday Bailer Has Income Tax Amendment. WASHINGTON, April 15. Shortly after the senate met today It agreed to a reso lution of the house of representatives ask ing that the tariff bill be returned to that body so it might be amended to place upon the free list the products of as well as crude and refined petroleum. The bill was soon returned to the senate with this amendment Inserted. The president's message for a revision of the Philippine tariff 'so that ttie principle of protection might be applied to the In dustries of those islands and at tho same time In view of practical free tiade with the United States sufficient revenue might be provided, ws laid before the senate and referred to the committee on the Philip pines. Senator Aldrlch announced that he would speak upon the tariff bill next Monday. After the senste convened today Senator Bailey Introduced an Income tax amend ment to the tariff bill. It provides for a straight tax of 3 per cent on all Incomes above 15.000 a yean It exempts all Incomes from federal, state, county and munlclal securities, salaries of all state officers and Incomes of corporations below 5.000. The former law on this subject provided for a tax ot 2 per cent on Incomes of SI.COJ and upward. Mr. Bailey does not attempt to avoid the constitutional questions and in effect challenges them. He estimates that If his amendment becomes a law It will raise about f 100.M0.000 annually. Mr. Bailey said he had Introduc ed the amendment so far In advance of its consid eration because he wanted every senator to have a full opportunity to consider It and suggest any additional amendment deemed proper. His Income tax amendment, he said, waa the same as the law which had formerly been enacted, with minor excep tions. He had in this amendment raised the exemption from Incomes of S4.O0O to In comes of S5.000, and had raised the rate of tax from 2 to 3 per cent, which he said (Continued on Second Page.) amined at Ida Grove under powerful micro scope by Dr. O. C. Moorrhead siiow th stuff fairly swarming with trichinae. Mrs. Kolpln grew worse rapidly and rti.rt March 14. a month ago. On April t little Herbert died, and on April 13 the father himself died. Kolpln and the children were taken to th German Uitheran hospital at Bloux City last week for treatment and ne died there, not knowing that his wife and son had preceded him In death and that the whole family were probably doomed to soon follow. Cora. Lster and Florence Kolpin are In a very dangerous condition at the Sioux City hospital and eleven friends and neigh bor at Galva are down with the terrible affliction, and the whole town Is terribly wrought up over the metier. It takes three week for the trichinae to develop and make themselves felt, and as most all the friends and neighbors of the Kolplns ran In to help care for them, and moat all of them partook at soma time or other of tha deadly sausage, th people of Galva ar wondering whera this UrrlbU death bar vest la truing to cad. DAY OF TUMULT IN WHEAT PIT July Advances to New High Level and Suddenly Drops More Than Four Cents, SMALL SPECULATORS RUINED Pyramided Fortunes of Little Fellows Vanish in a Trice. PATTEN FINALLY PREVENTS ROUT Bis; Bull Leader Buys Three Million Bushels in Few Minutes. PRICES RISE AT THE CLOSE Frartlon of Loss I Regained a itesalt of Vigorous Soppvrt Battle Now Transferred to th July Option. CHICAGO, April 16. It wss a dsy of tu mult and sharply shifting fortunes In the wheat pit of the Board of Trade, July wheat following an advance to a new high level, suddenly dropped H cents. The 'pyramided' fortune of small speculators vanished In a trlco and tha day was saved from rout only by the vigorous exertions of the bull leader, James A. Patten. Within the last fifteen minutes of trad ing Mr. Patten bought 3,000.000 buahels ot wheat for July delivery. "Nothing but a flurry," he said, but that waa after tho tutbulent pit had been deserted for the day. During the final quarter of an hour he was a busy man. Into' the corridor of the Western Union building, in which the Bartlett-Patten offices are to ba found. floated tho sound of high-pitched, nervous voices as clerks at the telophone, shot In buying orders to other clerks In tho pit. Buy fifty, buy a hundred, buy twenty. five." These numbered thousands of bushels of wheat, and there were many smaller ones, so many in fact that not all of them were filled. It was a physical Impossibil ity to do so. Patten Directs Cam pa lam. Mr. Patten personally visited the floor of the exchange and directed bis own deals by word of mouth. It was Patteu against the field, and the final gong ahowed that the former, apparently, was aa mighty as ever. His purchases ami ihn.. r ki. followers together with the nroflt.tavin- of the shorts, who lost no time In securing .o iruu or tneir bearish daring, caused a' reaction of over a cent all alone th. But before this occurred the hoard of many a small speculator had gone. Far from the maddenina tHf i ' board. In hundreds of bakeries, there was uutcrent. although related, scene. Flour a risen and bakers, with iWn,,.j brows, were trying to find out wh.r. .s. profits were coming from units the. price . of bread could be raised, ' . Trouble of Bakers. . ' According to on ot the x.i. n the city the price of flour haa doubled in the last six year., lard haa dono like wine, milk has advanced M ru,- livery charges have doubled and yet the Price of bread remains the same. Bom. years ago , when flour prices were on a rampage many baker saved their profit ' by reducing the weight of their loaves and the quality of flour used. But it 1. Mj fUrther cxtreme f "omy to which they can go and nw.,,hii. ...... allego their net earnings are nil. Bo far ..htc, concerted action ha. been taken with regard to the situation. Day Opens with RI.e. The speculative day on the hnr4 -.. without indications of the sensation , come. May and July rose t . i.,u ine July price waa h kii .. .Ince 1S77. when a European war exhausted resources, but neither mark caiiaed unusual tinier one or the nt .u thing since the first of the month. There haa not been a trading day since that one or the other has not created a new too price. latten bought and sold a. usual, mostly buying July and sclli.w May. He is ..id W have disposed of 1,000.000 bushel, of 1,1. n,yj tint"' ,0dy nd t0 b Practically out of that option. HI. cncrgle. ar, now centered largely In Juiy. "I still have lorn. May." Mia Mr. but I.m chiefly interested now In July I m not paying ,uch attention to the de ferred futures. They're new crop month.." Tornado Hita tha Pit. It waa fifteen or twenty minute, until closing time when the selling torn.do hit the pit. Stop-loss order, came out In a deluge and the bear., stirred by a -cnt decline at Winnipeg, baaed. It waa Mid on reaelling by exporter., attacked the mar ket with great spirit. July tumbled U cent at a time to $UVi. an extreme In, of 4 cents; May In larger jump, dropped to ll.a and September, an undisputed new crop month, which had attained ll.og'i declined to II.OtHj. Here the Patten purchases ma.Je their Influence felt and the cluae e- th. .. ....... founa July at $1. 15-5 1.I6A4. May at fl.au 61.27), and fctptember at fl.OSU. in contrast to these pricea tiioa. f . year ago are of interest. During April a year ago May wheat sold st an ,.., ... to cenu and July around 8a cents. The ....v .a.e or wheat for delivery In May of thl year waa made here' Jim. :i 1.-. i cents. Whether It went to Mr. Patt.n s not of public record, hut he wa. ,mon the earl'er purch.scrs. Since then the w... has risen nearly 30 centa. Thl. h-,. does not serve to give a line on ti,. posed profit, of Mr. Patfn and his aawt- imie.. rxu estimate worth conalderlng can be madt. for even were detail, f their op eration known It Is safe lo y the same capital ha. gon Into tna Juy ,,, out. come of which, of course, cannot be pra uicted. Bl Battle on J.ly tomln. With the May deal proper to all Intents a thing of th past a battle royal will be waged in July. Mr. Patten, at the head of an Influential following. Insists that July will be an old crop month-thut Is. dellveiy mum be made from the hsrvest of ,t ar instead of the new wheat usually harvested ! the winter wheat belt in time for delivery on July contracts. Unusually unfavorable, weather for planting l..t fall u 8lv.n as the print ,pai reaaon for this belief. Mr. Patten .aid today that even If some of tile wheat were harvested early In July it win never reach Chicago, but wui be snatched up by famishing mlll,r before It gets within hundreds ot mile, of thl. city "Why," .aid air. ratua, "they ra buy.ng' A .