Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 18, 1909, NEWS SECTION, Image 1

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    und ay Bee.
PAOE5 1 TO .
Tnr Nebraska Fair.
For lown-Fair.
For west her report see pnge
Any Sunday from Now On
Koted Engineer Passei Away at tha
Taxton Hotel of Heart
3y Aged Twelve
Shoots Himself to
Avoid Punishment
Operations on L al Grain Exchange,
ana tor of Nebraska, Iowa, Dakot
Youngest of All, Crowding
the Leaders.
and Kansas Talk Over Tar" " nax
Leroy Roby of Tilden Commits Sui
cide When Father Threatens
to Chastise Him.
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The Omaha
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CuVouied by Her Husband in Pain, She
laniea jraysiuinus.
cloi;!ath Viewed by Prominent Men ai
fit " . .
6 wed by Promine
Keen Civio Lou
Prty Tear Cltlsea of Omaha, Twea
1 t-FIe Cllr EnUr, Hta Pro-
feaaloaal Dlstlnetloa Was
h KtltoaWiae.
,( Andrew Kosewater, city engineer lor
quarter of a century and a cltlaen of
'Omaha since 1887. died of heart trouble In
hla apartmenla at tha Paxton hotel at 4:45
o'clock Saturday morning. Ha wae In hla
61at year.
Ha waa a brother of the lata Edward
Roaewater and of Dr. Charlea. Roaewater.
Xm mxin aa ha learned of ' Mr. Rose-
wster's death Mayor Dahlman ordered
- the tlac at half-maat on the city hall.
and the engineering- department, upon In
atructlona of Assistant City Knglneer
Crick, waa cloaed fur the day.
Shortly after 4 o'clock Mra. Roaewater
waa awakened by her husband who had
seemingly had an attack of some kind. She
attempted to restore him by every meana
poailble and summoned aid at once. Pr
Charlea Roaewater, hla brother, and Dr. O.
B. Hoffman responded. Before they arrived
life waa extinct. Mr. Roaewater had passed
away between 4:30 and 4:46 o'clock with no
one but hla wife and eon with him
Mr. Roaewater had retired about 11
O'clock. He waa In good spirits, though
he had worked hard the day before. He
waa feeling eapeclally gratified because he
had Just been endorsed and nominated by
republicans aa candidate for city engineer,
which position he had held for so many
year. wa no evidence of Illness
Friday evening nor during the day, when
he was In hla office and meeting his friends
on the street. Cares of the campaign just
opening had. horn-ever, began to weigh on
Jast Bollt New Home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roaewater had just com
pleted twenty-five years of married life, all
of which have been apent In Omaha. Their
only child, Stanley M. Roaewater, had Just
finished hla taw course at Ann Arbor and
began the practice of law in Omaha.
After living In apartmenla at the Pazton
hotel for a number of years, Mr. and Mra
Roaewater had just arranged to move into
a new home on Thirty-eighth street. This
th7 bad lnteiMed WilwtBe coming week.
One of the last things' Mr. Roaewater did
waa to appear before the city council and
secure the confirmation in office of the
niany employee of his oflce, who under the
new charter enacted by the legislature had
to he confirmed by the city council.
Though Mr. Roaewater had had friction
with the present city council and some feel
ing developed, he said he went before the
body, laying aalde any personal feeling he
had In the matter, and presented his re
quest that the present office force be con
firmed because of hla dealre to 'assist the
men who had wives and children dependent
on their employment.
Bora . ia Bohemias.
Andrew Rosewaler waa born In Bohemia,
October SO, 148. coming to America with
hla parents, who made their home In Cleve
land, O. Of the family of six brothers and
three slaters, Edward Roaewater, founder
of The Bee, and one slater, Mrs. Fell,
were the only dead. The mem
ber a of the family living are Dr. Marcus
Rosenwasser, 1947 East Eighty-second
street, Cleveland, O.; Dr. Nathan Rose
water, 2429 East Fifty-fifth street, Cleve
land, O. r Joseph Roaewater, 2534 Eaat For
tleta street. Cleveland, O.; Frank Roae
water, Chicago Dr. Charlea Roaewater,
Omaha; Mrs. Charlea Singer, 638
South Twenty-fifth avenue, Omaha, and
Mrs. E. Kohn, 8X South Twenty-first street,
Mr. Roaewater was educated In the pub
lic schools of Cleveland and when he came
to Omaha In 1867 It was a rodman or flag
man with the engineer corps engaged in
tha construction of the Union Pacific rail
way. He waa self-educated in bis profes
sion. His first connection . with the engi
neering department of the city of Omaha
was in 1868, when he made aaalatant
city engineer. Hla first term aa engineer
of the city was from 1870 to 1876 and he
held the position except for ehort Intervals
for twenty-flvo years since.
Oa The Beo a While.
Leaving the engineering department In
H75, Mr. Roaewater was associated with
Edward Roaewater In publishing The Bee.
He was manager and for a short time as
sociate editor of The Bee, leaving the
newspaper business to take charge of the
construction of the Omaha aV Northwestern
railway In 187. Following his Work for
this railway company Mr. Roaewater
aerved aa resident engineer for the Omaha
Water oompanjr until 1881, when he began
his lung, term aa city engineer.
Mr. Hue water waa married October U,
181. to Frances Meinrath of Boaton. (and
Mr. and Mrs. Roaewater have always made
Omaha their home, though Mr. Roaewater s
profession called him to many parts of the
country. He waa at one time a consulting
ar.J designing engineer of sewerage t
more man a merle in clt.ea, who
owe good systems which were so con
structed as to n ke them almost elastic
as the city grew M the work of Andrew
Receives High Honors.
When Washington, tha capital of thu na
tion, needed a permanent way to handle
electric wiring and. President Harrison was
authorised to appoint a commission to mak
plana with such foresight aa would meet
the needs of the capital for many years to
coma, the president named Andrew' Roae
water as chairman of the commission. Mr.
ltoecwatur wrote the report to the presi
dent which the commission made when the
plana wtre completed.
la planning Sewerage syatema of cities
Mr. Roaewater waa a recognised expert
and enjoyed a world-wide reputation as
each. Ha was called to Mexico City by
Prrs dnt lUs to assist in the public tni
prowmenta being made there. Aa a con
sulting engineer he participated In the plan-
(Continued oa Second Page.)
NORFOLK, Neb., April 17. (Special.) A
special to the News tells of the suicide by
shooting of Leroy Roby, a 12-year-cld boy.
at Tilden today. The boy sent a bullet Into
hla right temple rather than submit to
punishment at the hands of his father for
a tnlschieveous misdeed In the latter's
bakery earlier In the day.
The lad was the only child of Mr. and
Mra. George E. Roby. The father had told
the boy to go home and had forewarned
him of punlshnient to be administered
little later. The bn went directly home.
distance of three blocks, secured a re
volver kept in the house and sent the bullet
crashing through his brain
Tho report of the revolver was heard by
his mother In another room. The mnther
has ben very 111 and It la feared the tragedy
will result gravely with her. The boy Is
said to have been always mischievous
though never vicious, and hie father has
been compelled to punish him severely at
times, though the punishments are said
never to have been cruel. The boy was In
the fifth grade at school.
New Grand Jury
for Haskell Case
If Land Fraud Charges Are Becon
sidered it Mutt Be Before Panel
of West District.
WASHINGTON, April 17.-The attorney
general today wired the United Btatea at
torney at Tulsa, Okl., that the present
grand Jury cannot legally re-lnvestlgate the
Haskell cases, but that a new grand Jury
muat bo drawn from what waa formerly
the western district of Indian territory, in
order to reconsider those caaea In caae they
are to be reconsidered at all. The Depart
ment of Justice still has under considera
tion the question whether or not Judge
Marshall's decision leaves open any new
meana of procuring Indictments against
Haskell and hla associates.
No Change for
Year at Least
Harvey W. Scot Says Appointment
of Mexican Embassy Will Not
Come at Present
CHICAGO. April 17.-Harvey W. Scott,
editor of the Portland Oregonlan, whose
name has been reported in connection
with the ambassadorship to Mexico, ar
rive here today. Mr, Scott said:
'This appointment could not take place
until nearly a year hence, when it may be
time to talk about it."
It Is known President Taft has expressed
to Pacific coaat visitors a desire more
fully to recognise that section of the coun
try In making appointments.
Niagara Ice Gorge
Carries Away Dock
Clearing of River Attended by Con
siderable Damage, and More
is Threatened.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. T., April 17.-The
Ice In the Niagara river below the falls
broke up today at the whirlpool and also
In the vicinity of Lewlston, Queenston
and Toungstown. Considerable damage
was done at Queenston, one dock being
carried away and several fishing shanties
have been destroyed. It Is feared there
will be great destruction later. Dynamite
will be resorted to In an effort to save
the docks.
Rear Admiral Svrlaborne, Command
ing Paclfle Fleet, Will Give
Glad Has! to Orleatals.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17.-Rear Ad
miral Swinburne, In command of the Pa
cific fleet, arrived here today on hla flag
ship, the West Virginia, which waa ac
companied by the armored crulaer Penn
sylvsnla. The warahtps will remain In
this yort to welcome the cruisers A so ana
Roya of the Japanese training squadron,
due to arrive on April So. The Navy de
partment ' has Instructed Rear Admiral
Bwlnburn to do everything In his power to
make pleasant the visit of the Japanese to
thla coaat.
No More Corn Land,
Other Crops Salvation
"The solid good sense of the American1
show Itself In the last few years In the
avidity with which they have seised upon
the cheap land of the weal and northwest,
especially irrigated land in Wyoming, Colo
rado and Montana," said L. W. Wakely.
general passenger agent of the Burlington.
"Nebraska farmers have not Improved
their opportunities to a like degree and
have been slow in Improving their coin
yield. The corn growing area of the world
Is practically exhausted and the corn land
of Nebraaka Is practically all in cultiva
tion and It Is up to the farmers to get a
bigger yield per acre. Year after year tne
reports show that the yield la practically
the aame, varying with the aeasons.
"Railroads have sent seed corn specials
over the country to educate the farmer in
improved methods. Lectures have been
given all over the country by experts and
propaganda on corn jlelda nave been
spread all over the corn belt and still there
Is no preceptible increase. The National
Corn exposition may bring better results.
Patten's contention that high prices now
being paid for wheat and corn and. In fact,
all products of the sold or not the result
of manipulation, but the natural Increase
In the demand as against a slight corrs-
Agreement Reached with Ease Sur
prising to Them All.
aaaaaamsns (
These Are Some of Provisions fox
Which They Will Stand.
Free Tea and Coffee, Dingier
Rate on Lemons, Hosiery
and Gloves Alao Are
Agreed To.
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(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 17. (Special Tele
gram.) An offensive and defensive alliance
was effected today, or at least It has that
appearance to a rank outsider.
At Senator Burkett's call there met In
his room today a doxen or more senators
with one object In view, to get together on
schedules In which the great Missouri val
ley Is Interested in the pending tariff bill.
Up to this time a sort of hit and miss
effort has been made by Individual sen
ators to take care of particular schedules
In the tariff bill In which their states were
most Interested and as a result of this In
dividual scouting for preferential advantage
little or nothing has been accomplished. It
seemed, therefore, of highest importance
to interests of the west that the e t
should not get all the plums in the tariff
bill to the exclusion of the west and In
consequence of this condition Senator
Burkett called a meeting in his committee
room today, which waa attended by Sen'
s.tor Brown of Nebraska and In addition
Senators Cummins of Iowa, Senators Gam
ble and Crawford of Bouth Dakota, Sen
ators Bristow and Curtis of Kansas.
Senator Burkett explained why the meet
lng had been called, expressing the hope
that some concerted action might be agreed
rwn in hrlna about not theoretical but
practical reductions In a number of sched
ules. For one he stood for revision down
ward in keeping with the platform of the
republican party.
The conference lasted long into the aft
emoon, every member in attendance ex
pressing himself as heartily in favor of
unity of action looking to western interests.
Reenlt of Conference.
Aa a result of the "love feast," for It
cannot bo called by any other . name, it
waa decided to stand for free coal, free
lumber, free Iron, free petroleum, free tea
and coffee, the Dlngley rate on lemons,
hoaiery and gloves and for a tax on hides,
unless manufacturers pf boots and shoes
would agree to free entrance of the fin
ished product of hides Intd the United
States, in which event these senators might
be Induced to be for free hides.
The conference developed unanimity
rather surprising lrt view of the complexity
of the tariff. It was stated at the meet
ing that at least twenty senators would
be found making common cause in the In
terest of the schedules above named, and It
was decided to begin a systematic canvass
of the senate to bring about the program
outlined today. Benator Curtis of Kansas,
In conjunction with Benator Burkett. will
begVn Monday a canvass of the senate in
favor of aubstantlal reductions In many
of the schedules In the Payne-Aldrlch bill
nnd It would not be surprising If, unless
genorous concessions are made to these so-
i called insurgents, they will tie up the ken-
ate until September, which hardly seems
Omaha's Interest la Scrap Iron.
A well known dealer In Iron, of Omaha,
has written Benator Burkett protecting
against the proposed reduction of duty on
scrap Iron. The present rate of duty Is M
per ton; the Payne bill reduced It to 50
cents per ton. The senate split the differ
ence and made the duty on scrap Iron 1160.
Commenting on the tariff situation as re.
vealed to him through his correspondence.
Senator Burkett said today: "It la a hard
matter to ascertain Just what Is the right
thing. There are 4,000 schedules. As an
example, I have been thinking that Iron
ore and ita products certainly should bo
reduced. When the house in its bill put
scrap Iron down to 66 centa a ton, I wel
comed the reduction, I thought It all right.
Today, however, I received a letter from a
dealer in acrap Iron In Omaha which over
turns my former theory as to Iron Junk.
My correspondent states that above every
thing, dealera hi scrap Iron should have
protection. Everybody sells scrap Iron, is
the plaint of my correspondent. Farmers
sell It, In old machinery; railroads sell It
In old car wheels or other material used
In the conduct of a railroad, and, it Is
(Continued on Second Page.)
ponding Increase In the supply, la un
doubtedly cprrecL
"The population of the United States Is
Increasing by leaps and bounds, and the
acreage of tillable soil Is now pretty well
taken up, and Uncle Sam's ability 'to give
us all a farm' la a aong of the past. The
old gentleman, however, is still able to
offer some very attractive bargains in
western irrigated lands and on terms which
will enable the pioneer to make his farm
pay for Itself, and by the time he com
pletes nix payments his farm will be worth
not less than t&O an acre. If he puts a
part of his farm Into fruit, as is being done
by a great many farmers In the Big Horn
Basin, a natural home for Jonathan and
Wealthy applea, his property will bring him
from touO to .600 an acre.
"The people are after the land.. The
value of soil products is , Increasing year
by year and Improved methods of soil cut-
ture and Improved farming machinery are
decreasing tha cost of production and In
creased the yield. Every homeaeekers
day carries train loads of hungry seekers
for homes and never has there been a tints
when the old adage, the early bird catches
the worm,' been more appropriate than at
present, when considered In connection
with land condition-''
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From the Cleveland LeatU-r.
Christians on Paias Coast. in Sanger
of Moslem Knife.
Armenian Quarter La Destroyed hr
Flames and Alarm la Felt la
- - Belrat, Tanas and
ALBXANDRETTA. Asiatic Turkey, April
17. The Christiana of the Paias coast have
been attacked by Mussulmans. Two Chris
tian vilayets have been burned over and
the Laxarlst mission Isjn gnat danger. '
CONSTANTINOPLE,'' April 17. The news
received here this morning from Asia
Minor Is distinctly alarming. There Is
great excitement among the Mussulmans
at Beirut and Erxeroum and massacres are
No confirmation yet has been received
here of the reported killing of two Amer
lean missionaries at. Adana. Tha latest In
telligence 'ets forth that wversj hundred
Armenians and Moslems were killed at
Adana In the rioting and that the Armen
ian quarter of the town was finally over
whelmed and destroyed by flames.
The British vice consul at Merslna,
Major Daughty-Wylle, was wounded In the
arm while endeavoring to quell hostilities
at Adana.
It appears that the Armenians made a
good fight and defended their quarter of
the' town well against , the fanatical Mo
hammedana. but In spite of the brave re
sistance they were driven back and their
opponents sacked their homes.
Three hundred Mohammedans, armed
with rifles, left Adana by train for Tarsus,
about twenty miles away. Since the de
parture of these men, communcation with
Tarsus has been Interrupted. Grave appre
hensions are felt regarding the situation
The Information in the foregoing dis
patches waa received In consular advices
that have come In here this morning.
Score Killed and 80O Wounded Dir.
la? Army Uprising:.
Pasha, who was at one time vail of Salonkl,
has been appointed minister of the in
terior In succession to Adll Bey, and given
a temporary place - in the hastily formed
cabinet. The position of minister of police,
vacated by the former occupant on the de
mand of the men on the force, has been
given to All Pasha, a well known army
The work of Naslra Pasha, who ta in
charge of the troops at Constantinople;
Edhem Pasha, the minister of war, and
the priests among the troops urging them
to a strict observance of discipline and
reapect of the constitution, has had a
quieting effect on both the military and
civilian elements. The Moslem Theological
association, which has branches every
where In the provlncea, la preaching con
ciliation. The casualties from stray bullets during
the mutiny of Tuesday and Wednesday
were heavier than was at first reported.
Most of the wounded were removed by
friends, but In addition to the score of
men killed It appears that upwards of (00
persona were more or less seriously shot
ST. PETERSBURG, April 17. The reports
telegraphed here from abroad that Russia
contemplates a naval demonstration in
Turkish waters waa authoritatively denied
today. The existing altuatlon In Constan
tinople does not affect the lntereats of
Everything on the
want ad pages from
pianos to poultry,
Speaking of pianos.
some of our big piano firms
tell about their best bargains
on the want-ad page under the
head of "Offered for Sale
Ther know that want-ad readers
look for real bargains there. Often,
they, or other pooplo, have slightly
used planog, too, that mar be)
bowght for a fraction of whit a aw
ona would cost.
Have you looked at the Bee
want ad yet todayj
Robber Tries to
Hold Up Seattle
Bank With Gun
Demands Money and Shoots at Offi
cial When Teller Dodges
Behind Counter.
SEATTLE, Wssh.. April 17.-rA daring but
unsuccessful attempt to hold up the Amer
ican Savings Bank and Trust company at
the point of a revolver was made by an
unidentified man this morning. Arthur
Drew, the psylng teller, dodged behind the
counter when commanded to "come through
with some money." The would-be robber
then fired at Secretary Harry Watty and
Loss in Wheat
is Recovered
Penny Advance in Liverpool Sends
the Price Back Near Top
CHICAGO, April 17. Under the stimulus
of a penny advance at Liverpool the work
of wheat bulls to recover the losses of last
Thursday was practically accomplished at
the opening of the Board of Trade today
May wheat sold HlHc over yesterday at
S1.27H to Sl.Hyt. and July V6c higher at
James A. Patten, leader of the May and
July wheat bulla, waa not In the market
today, according to his own statement, but
prices advanced nevertheless. July touched
Sl.UH. and closed lS&ltte over yesterday
at $M8V2fl.l8. May closed lo up at S1.Z74.
School Girl
Takes Poison
Edith Loper of Guide Rock Swallows
Carbolic Acid and May Not
GUIDE ROCK, Neb., April 17. (Special.)
Edith Loper. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Loper, swallowed about an ounce of
carbollo acid laat night and is In a critical
condition. It Is not known whether the
girl took the acid by accident or not. She
Is about IS years old.
James Welch, Illinois Central Emi
gration Agent. Victim of
Heart Disease.
WEBSTER CITT, la., April 17.-8peclal
Telegram.) James Welch, one of the Illi
nois Central's widest known Immigration
agents, waa found dead by his family in
bed late last night Heart failuro was the
cause. - . ,
Taft Will Tour West and
Will Make
WASHINGTON. April 17.-Presldent
Taft, who believes that the chief magis
trate of the nation should keep In as close
touch with the people as the duties and re
quirements of the office admit, Is planning
a rotable trip during the late aummer and
early autumn, provided congress decides to
continue ths annual appropriation of tJo.OOO
for traveling expenses, allowed during the
closing years of the Roosevelt administra
tion. The president's plans for the summer as
far Into the heated term as August 16 have
been completed. Mr. Taft will leave Wash
ington as aoon as he can arrange matters
after the adjournment of congress, and
haa been told that the extra session will
end June 1. The president will go direct
from the White House to his summer home
at Wooubury Point, Beverly, Mass., and
will spend two months or more there ss
qnWtly and as free from official worry os
possible. Mr. Taft will devote moat of his
vacation to golfing, motoring, and perhaps
will take short cruises along the northern
coast. The reassembled Atlantic fleet of
sixteen battleships will maneuver off the
New England coast during the summer
and the president undoubtedly will wsnt to
I see soma of the work of the Ironclads.
Judge McPherson Reserves Exclusive
Jurisdiction in Missouri Rate Case
Court Asked to Strike Oat Clause
Sarin Two and a Half Cent
, Rate Woald lie Com
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 17.-Jue1ge
Smith McPherson, In an amended decree
handed down In the United States district
court here today, reserved exclusive Juris
diction In Missouri's rate cases and in ef
fect Instructed the stAte courts to keep out
of the caae. The decree will dissolve the
injunction against the railroads now pend
ing In the state courts and stsrtcd by the
state officials to enjoin the eighteen rail
roads operating In Missouri from putting
the 8-cent paasenger rate into effect.
"Today's decree,'! said Frank Hageman,
representing the Missouri railroads, "means
that the federal court retains absolute con
trol of the rate situation In Missouri. It
will prevent any future Interference on
the part of the state courts."
Roada Waat More Chances.
Judge McPherson, after handing down the
amended decree today, said he would file
a supplementary decision within a few
days. The attorneys for the railroads asked
Judge McPherson to make certain changes
In his original opinion of March 2. They
desired to have stricken out his suggestion
that a passenger rate of 2H centa would be
compensatory, and there were other objec
Hons. The judge today did not say whether
or not he would make the changes de
The Burlington and the Rock Island rail
way systems had already announced a
passenger rate of tvo and one-half centa,
effective May 1, and today a third railway,
the St. Louis and San Francisco, an
nounced Ita intention to follow suit. Rail
way officials here profess to believe that
all railroads In Missouri will be forced to
take similar action. The question of
whether or not the railroads will return
to the three-cent rate will depend upon
Judge McPherson's forthcoming supple
mentary decision, which It Is expected will
pass definitely upon this latter . point.
State Will Dlamlaa Salts.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. April 17. That the suit
against the eighteen Missouri railroads to
restrain them from putting a three-cent
passenger rate Into effect will be dis
missed when It Is called for hearing April
22. waa Indicated in unofficial advices re
ceived from Jefferson City today. Officials
of the Frisco, Rock Island. Cotton Belt
and Missouri, Kansss and Texas railroad
systems had already announced that the
lead of the Chicago. Burlington A Qulncy
lna establishing a flat rate of two and one
half cents a mile will be followed.
Elklna Brewery falls.
ELKINS, W. Va.. April 17.-A petition
waa today filed In the United Statea court
to force the Elklns Brewing company Into
Involuntary bankruptcy. The plant is
valued at $260,000.
Trip to Alaska
The trip the president desires to make to
the west during the late summer will he
entirely too expensive to be paid for out
of his own pocket. An outline of the pro
posed Itinerary has been given to a high
railroad official and an estimate requested
It Is said the cost would be In the neigh
bor hoed of $16,000 to 117.00. If he goes west
at all, the president will Include Alaska In
the Journey, sailing from Seattle, probably
on a veasel of the navy or revenue cutter
service. No president has ever visited tho
far northern territory, which for so long
has been a part of the I'nitod Statea. The
president has been Invited to and Is par
ticularly anxloua to attend the following
Tho annual encampment cf the Grand
Army of the Republic at Salt Lake City.
Tho Trunsmtsslsaippl conference at Den
ver. Tha National Irrigation congress st Seat
tle and the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific expo,
sltion at ths same city.
In addition to his proposed visit to the
Rocky mountain states and to tha Pacific
coast, tho president's tentative plans foe
the trip Include a long swing through the
southwest and tho heart of the south ItseJf.
Total Receipts Here for Two Months
Exceed Eight Cities Combined.
New Traffic Bureau is Expected to
Improve Omaha's Chances.
Solid BeglnalasT of Development ef
Milling ladastry Gives Prosaiae
that Nebraska Will loos
Take Front Raak.
Omaha hai the baby grain market of the
country, but It's a whale of a baby. It
has sturdy underpinning, and ' Its hands i
reach out and grasp a very large section
of the rich cereal pie. When the new
tariff bureau la properly lined up to take
care of this youngster's Interests, It will
naturally want a much larger sllco, be
cause It Is clearly entitled to more.
Uncle Sam's report of the Internal com
merce of the United States for February
of this year gives the Omaha market con-'
siderable cause for boasting. In the table
showing commercial movement of grain
at interior markets for that month, Omaha
stands third in receipts of wheat, giving '
precedence only to Minneapolis and Kan- ,
eas City. For the two months ending Febru
ary It holds the same relative position,
leading St. Louis. Duiuth and Chicago,
In receipts of corn, for the same months,
Omaha stands second to Chicago. As an
oats market Omaha lines up fourth In the
table, following Chicago, Ft. Louis and
Third la Primary necelpts.
In the table showing total grain re
ceived during the two months ended
February, 1909, Omaha stands third to Chi
cago and Minneapolis, being strongly ahead
of Kansas City and close up to Bt, Louis.
Omaha received more grain, by almost
2,000.0(0 bushels than the eight cities of
Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Toledo,
Little Rock. Duiuth and Cleveland com
bined. Peoria received but little over one
third the total amount brought to the
Omaha market.
Not so bad for a five-year-old market
Just a kid compared to the forty, thirty
and twenty-five-year old markets at Chi
cago. Minneapolis and Kansas City. And
this, too, after sleeping on Its possibilities
under a properly organised system until
this week. In centralised push, team work
that moves the load, Omaha has been
sadly deficient. As one leader of the e- -
change said, "It took us a mighty long -time
to learn the lesson that waa shoved
under our noses almost every day since
we began business: but now we have
learned It, and we mean to profit thereby."
It will be Interesting and profitable, to
watch the gamo in which the newly or
ganised traffic bureau la about to sit In.
What Government Klgares Show.
During the month of February, out of a
total of 13.586,000 bushels of wheat received
at fifteen primary markets Omaha took In
l,25t,000 bushels, and out of 25.000,000 bushels
received at the same markets during the
two months Omaha took 2.Z76.0OO bushels.
Of corn Omaha received during February
2.850.0O0 out of a total of 20,400,000 received
at the fifteen primary markets, and during
the two months the Omaha market got
6,101,000 out of 41,M1,000 handled in the fif
teen markets.
Oats receipts at Omaha for February
were 721,000 bushels out of a total of 13. for the fifteen markets, and during
the two montha we took In 1,664,000 out Of
total of 25,000,000 bushels.
The total of all grain received at fifteen
primary markets during February was 6.',-
197,000 bushels, of which Omaha got 4.923,
700 bushels, and of the 106,722,000 bUBhels
received during two months the local mar
ket received 9,201.400 bushels.
Grain receipts at the Omaha market for
the crop period, 1909, (six months ending
February 2ti), show that wheat Increased
from 4.813.200 bushels in 1908 to ,t31, 2C0
bushels In 19C9. Corn receipts Increased
from 6,273.400 In I'm to 9.309.300 In 1909.
Oats receipts went up from 7,497,800 in 190k
to 9.532.800 In 19T0. In total receipts of grain
at the Omaha market the figures are 29,
116.200 for 1909. as against 18.090.309 for 1908.
Shipments of wheat, corn, oats, rye and
barley from the Omaha market during 19nj
totaled S5,OA1,600 bushela, the grain going
to Chicago, Milwaukee, Bt. Louis, Minne
apolis, Bt. Paul, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mis
sissippi river points, the middle sUtes
southeast and Mississippi valley, the sea
board, for export via the Atlantlo and
g'llf ports. Interior points alone took
1,504,000 ' bushels. Omaha Is In tho grain
game for keeps.
Nebraska Third ia Grala ProoTartloa.
Among the principal grain growing- states
of the country. In 198 Nebraska stood third,
being surpassed In total production pnly
by Illinois and Iowa. Far-famed Kansas
was away behind, with a total of 263.34g.0Q0.
aa compared to Nebraska's total of 310,
273.000. In production of wheat for 19(41 Nebraska
ranked fourth, with 44,295.000 bushels; In
production of corn third, with 205,767.000
bushels; In production of oats fourth, with
66,078,000 bushels; in production of rye sec
ond, with 1.360,000 bushels; in production
of barley sixth, with 2,773.000 bushels.
These figures make this state one of the .
real wherl horses in the agricultural pulling
power of the nation.
During the ten years, 1899-1908, Inclusive,
the grain production of Nebraska has
amounted to 2,328. A59.7B8 bushels of the five
cereals: Corn. 1.798.533,231; wheat, 417.044.197;
oats. 66.571,917; rye, 29.8ii9.57S; barley, 26,
640,838. Marketing; the Crops.
Aside from the Nebraska grown grain
that comes to the Omaha market, a very
large amount goes to other markets, be
cause of being nearer to the grower, and
In a lesser degree because at times tho
price at Kansas City, for Instance, may
seem a tittle better to the shipper. Dis
crimination In railroad rates, or advan
tages that have been secured through years
of effort by the older markets, have also
cut aome flgjre, but a correction of these
things will be secured, It Is hoped, through
the new traffic bureau. To correct any
existing discriminations against ths Omaha
market will not be the work of a weeg
or a month, howsrer. Xt haa taken Ua