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SOIL BROKEN JOR MONUMENT
Short Spcechei in Starting Founda
tion for Lincoln Monument
POIJTICA1 TALK INCREASING
Phallenhergrr Agitates (ioaalpa fcy
ccnrlaar Filing; Illanla Report
Made tkat tilandera la llelng
(From a ftaff Correspondents
LINCOLN. Nob., Dec. 23. The hour ant
frr throwing the first shovel of dirt
for tha IJncoln monument found tho Air
too frosty to be conducive' to loin
speeches or elaborate ctembnlrs. even
Jf auch has been planned, which was not
the. case. Secretary of State Walt guve
the small crowd which had braved the
rigors of the weather a brief history of
the movement which culminated In tbo
vent of the day.
The Idea had It first real Impetus In
a meeting of tho Young Men's Itepubll
enn club held February 12. 130S. and wai
designed to be a popular movement to
erect a sult.ible monument to the liber
ator of the slave, the savior of the
union and the man for whom the capi
tal city of the state was named.
Tho first subscription to tho fund camn
from the Union Veterans' Republican
club and consisted of The next was
of the fame amount and was from tho
Ladles of the dram! Army of the Re
public. In 1109 the legislature appropriated
$30,000 toward tho project. In all there
have been about 1.000 Individual con
tributors to tho fund, the largest sub
acrlptlon being There have been Is
sued 1,0m) membership certificates in the
monument , association. Tho fund now
lacks about tf.OOO of being enough to com
. plete the project. The foundation which
was rtarted toilay for the pedestal of
I tha monument Itself and the big granite
block which Is to stand back of It. The
' total cost will be approximately S3S.C0O.
I Governor Aldrlch In his brief address
spoke of the fittlngness of both the pro-
ject and of Ha erection In '.he city
1 which bore his name and In a state which
! had always stood tor what Lincoln repre
1 sented. He said he hoped to see the day
j when there would b a Lincoln monument
I In every state capltHl In the union.
, Association Gratified.
F. M. Hall, chairman of the, monument
I commission, was called on. He said that
the actual start on the erection of the
i monument was a gratification to those
' who had labored to bring It about. He
j said that the mode! of tho monument
designed by David Chester French, the
I great sculptor. Impressed him aa being
the greatest portrayal of tho Brent char
acter yet moulded and that It would
stand aa the masterpiece and trlmupn
of the life work of Its maker. Both In
pose, feature and stamp of character. It
portrayed the best and noblest of tho
State Auditor Barton and Treasurer
George spoke a few fitting w1)rds and
the epaakln? ceremony was concluded
with remarks by J. H. Presson of the
governor's office in behalf of tho Grand
Army of the Republic. Mr. Presson spoke
of the reverent regard of the soldiers for
Lincoln and that the monument ' would
be appreciated by them as by no other
Secretary of State Walt then threw the
first shovel of dirt for the foundation
excavation and despite urglugs to. con
tinue, with the good work left several more
shovels of dirt to be removed before the
concrete men can take up their task.
; Gtnudera Uelnjr Eradicated.
The state veterinarian's office reports
substantial progress In ' starriplns out
glanders In the state. The disease Is prin
cipally confined to the north and north
east portions of the state and the depart
ment hopes to have it entirely eradicated
in tho near future.
KhallenbcrKer Secures Hlanka. '
Political gossips at the state house were
net to cogitating today by an inquiry
from Former Governor hallenbergcr, who
axked for blanks on whlch"to file as a
democratic candidate for the United
States senate. Jt had been generally
known for some time that he Intended to
take 'such a step but certainty always
adds sest to a political situation. Among
republicans it U taken to Indicate that
the democracy will have some political
sore spots of their own to nurse which
will occupy a lurgo part of the attention
which they havo been devoting to the al-
leged differences among the republicans.
' That Shallenbergcr is not to have the
field all to himself was Indicated by the
, receipt today of a petition forwarded by
Ueorge Leldlgh, formerly warden of the
, state penitentiary, asking that the name
of Chris Uruenther of Platte county be
iplaced on the senatorial primary ballot.
The petition was returned by the secre
tary of state because It was not accom
panied by the receipt of the Cass oountv
. treasurer showing thut tho necessary $50
fee had been deposited to entitle the name
to epjifar on the primary ballot.
When asked over the telephone- at I. Is
home In Columbus about the filing Mr.
Gruenther culd he would Issuo a state
ment within a few days whether he do
Blred to be governor or United States
feenaor, or ftosdbly that ha did not duili
to be a candidate for either position.
Further interest was ad'Jod to demo
cratic politics by tho announcement from
York by Tom Smith that under no comll.
tlons' would he enter tho raco for the
. democratic nomination for feoverr.or. His
v' entry wih indicated by former Steward
Carllng of the penitentiary under Smith,
and la taken to mean thi.t the latter
would Ilka to see hla former chief in ti e
gubernatorial chair as a possible means
of landing the wardenshii) of the pcnl
tentlury lor himself.
Kdwerd C. Simmons of this cliy and
formerly of Central City, gave democrats
something more t talk about by filing
his petition aa a democratic candidate lor
railway commissioner. Slmmor.a was at
one time state engineer, having been
elected by the votes of Shallenberger and
Thompson, Land Commbuioner Cowlea
voting no. Among democrats It Is under
stood that Simmons voted for Iloosevell.
ai d also voted against Dahlman for gov
ernor, and hid candldecy lj not I'l.ely to
heal any seres In tho democratic flesh.
Maedanina Writ Iaaucd.
The supreme court has Issued an al
ternative writ of mandamus returnab'e
December 2I, coirn,iii(i:m Judge Hapor
of tha district court in Oage county to
chow cause why he should not vacate an
order requiring that tiie custody of Effle
Johnson b given to her uncle by St
Mary's aemlnary. Omaha on the giving
by Terry of tLLOG bond for htr return to
tha aemlnary on January t. The writ
was Isaued at tba Instance of the father
of tba girl, who la li years old and who
was placed In tha custody of tha tr.'
nry on the order of the orsoTt. lhe
child's mother is dead, Terry" a wile bec;
a sister of tha girl's mot hw. Tha Ttrr-rs
want tha girl to spend tna Chrtatmas va
cation with them, but the farina- atserts
they ara not Dt perrons to havs lr cus
tody and further, that she kaows nothlni
ei las pjolungtd and acriuuuUuud Jitia-
tlon concerning her custody and the
father fears she will b Informed and
possibly turned against blm If allowed to
visit the Terrys.
Guy e Reports on
in the Capital City
(From a Btaff Correspondent i
LINCOLN. lec. 11 (Special. I- Deputy
Labor Commissioner Louis V. tluye gives
out the following statistical Information
showing the Industrial conditions of
Lincoln for the month of October. 1311.
These statistics are being gathered
throughout the state for the Industrial
bulletin which was gotten out by the
bureau of labor, that portion referring
to Lincoln showing the amount of time
lost on account of lack of employment,
sickness and injury through Industrial
aceidents. as well a the relatlvo wage
si. ale and hours of labor aa between the
organized and unorcenlrcl workmen,
number of persons reporting, In skilled
ctalts, l,tMf, number belonging to the
labor union. number unorganised,
l.x; average wages of tho organized,
tlc per hour; uvetage hours constitut
ing a day's work for the organized, H;
averuge wages per hour of tho un--erganized,
S'Sc; averago hours con
stituting a days work fur the un
organized, 9; total number of days em
ployed during tho month of tH-tobcr,
!;i',4iV4; total number of days unemployed,
4.106; totul number of days lost by Hick
pess, s:9; total number of days lost by
accident, ?; total number of days lost
through the lack of employment, 4.:Ci;
total number killed, 1; thus giving us a
loss of approximately .11 per cent through
the lack of employment and .01 per cent
tor sickness and accident.
In the report from the miscellaneous
and unorganized workmen wo huve tha
Number reporting, 173; average wugrs
per hour, Hue; average hours constitut
ing a dav's work, ; total number of
day employed during tho month of
October, 4,102; total number, of days tin
employed through tho lack of employ
ment, MS; total number of flays lost by
sickness, BO; thus giving us a loss of
approximately .13 per cent lost by the
lack of employment and .01 per cent lose
caused by sickness.
On commenting upon thin report, Mr.
Ouye says, that taking Into account tho
conditions as shown through the free
employment bureau maintained by his
department. It would. In his Judgment,
I .. I . ...... ,t.A Jill . I . . . .
iiiun.aiD mat iiic Lvnuiiiunn niik'iuy-
ment for January will be about 80 per
cent poorer than they were for the
month of October. He Is, therefore, In
clined to believe that the unemployed
problem Is going to become a serious
one, especially should the winter prove
FEEKIN'S TRIAL BEGINS
IN CRETE SENSATION
WILBEIL Neb., Dec. 2.1.-(Rpeclal Tel
egram.) The 'trial of Otto Feekln of
Crete on a charge of criminal assault be
gan yesterday before Judge Hurti In din
trlct court and continued until late tonight
before a courtroom packed to capacity.
The two girls, India Smith and Elva
lUauvelt, who are said to be the vlutimt,
appeared against the young man and
evidence was furnished by Charles Hux
all, brother-in-law of Miss Smith, and by
Jpsepli Splrk, a hackman. The girls tes
tified they wero lured Into a room over
a millinery store at Crete and when they
reached the place, they were dotalncd by
Feekln and later Ulvln Talley was
brought to the place and took imrt in
the orgy that followed. The evidence
showed . that MIsh Blauvelt was com
pletely under tha Influence of liquor and
that Feekln was Involved with her. Arti
cles of personal apparel belonging to the
girls was found In the room to show
they had been there, for when the young
men found ' that relatives of the girls
were' searching for. them, they managed
to convey thorn back to their homes un
detected. Other evidences of the crime were also
disclosed, according to the testimony.
In the opening statements attorneys for
the defense indicated the theory of the
defense would be that the girls went to
the room of their own free will and that
while something of a revel took place
there was nothing of the serious charac.
ter charged, da Garten, the young
woman whom the girls said directed and
accompanied them to the room, will be
a w'itness for tho defense, it In aaid.
Young Talley has not yet been arrested.
AUDITOR PLANS TO FORCE
MEN TO RETURN MONEY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., lJec. 23. (Special Tel
egram.) Stale Auditor Barton gave out
the following statement today cuncerniiig
the affairs of tha. Union and Wuodmon
Fire Insurance companies: l
Numerous letters from those Insured in
the Union Fire and the Woomen Fire
nave bten sent to this office asking as
to tne 4jlvency ot these companies. We
hac not as yet Mnlshtd our examination
but have tune Into the matter fur enough
l led pssitlve that every contract is
sued by either company In in Ium ua good
shape, a;; it has been since tho day U wad
wrlittn, . ""
Ouis.e companies are attemnting In a
cianuestine manner to twist this buslnes.4
anil any points of this character brought
(o tna departmtnt and proven will ba
icns.dcrcd sufficient for tho revocation
i.t ti.o license of any agent so proselyting
.bus.ncsj. . "
Jn U,e interview published a few dava
since the directors of the Woodmen Fire
Aiuor Armstrong, Colonel Mills MJ
oitu-r directors were mentioned us hav
ing iceelved foes fur relnaui-ance on bust
nes. io make this plain, these commln.
.sIgiik were received by tile bi'1-.cers of the
I niin, who wero then being paid good
salaries for their cervices in tho I'mon,
"tie wrungiuiiy lasen. Tnee com
missions should have one intj the funds
or the I nion K.re Insurance company.
The department has to sav that It
means to exert every bit of power vested
in .i i-t lorce uie men wno have sold
tnelr offices to return thin money, fur
the officers of a mutual insuranct! com
pany have nothlnn to sell; tiiln money
.is wrongfully taken.
PRESIDENT FINISHES HIS
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN RAIN
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. -President Ta't
oontinued hia Christmas chopping tonight,
vltlting several downtown stores and
masliii; a few purdhass. W: shlngton
was swept by a wlnUr rain all afternoon
and when the preIJnt ventured out It
was In one of the Wl-.lto House automo
biles. A car with secret service i--jrii trailed
close behind the White House mcchlne,
but few people reeogiiliiod the president's
motor. With his purchases tonight the
president practically completed his list,
which includes friends all over the world.
Tomorrow tha Chrtrtroas season at the
White House real! begins. Mure than
hO fat turkeys will be diatribuul fur the
president to all married men employed
around tha building.
The (resident and hla faniHy plan to
otaerve this Christmas day aa they have
tie ftlr two they htva wixnt la?ra. Miss
HeUrn and Charles Taft are at home, and
Robert, the oldekt sun. will arrive to
inciiow. O.arlle Is too old for a Christ
mas tree and probably will tn hang up
111 .stocking this yea.".
KrJ hj tha Eituarjua lias .Aiii tirtisiauv
OOTLOOK FOR TAFT BRIGHT
Victor Rostwater Finds New York
and Hew England for President.
DECIDED CHANGE IN GOTHAM
Kdlter of Tha lira la Vl'aaalaatoa
After Trip to Metropolis, Where
lie Heard Taft's Addreee tie.
fore Kconomlc ('lab.
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Iec. U (Special Tele
gram.) Victor Roacwater arrived In
Washington today from New York. Imr
Ing his stay In Gotham he was a guest
at a dinner of the Kcomftnlc club given
In honor of President Taft, at which. In
Mr. Koaewnter'a opinion. Mr. Taft made
one of tn strongest speeches in his
career In behalf of arbitration treaties.
Today the cdjtor of The P.e had
luncheon and a conlcrence with, Mr.
Hlllrs. secretary to the president, and to
morrow will see President Taft. He will
leave fur Omaha tomorrow afternoon.
Sir. llosewater found political condi
tions In New York very greatly changed
from what ho had been led to expect.
He found the republican purty more
closely united than It has tieeii In sev
eral .ytars and a general disposition to
renominate and re-elect Taft.
President's Strength Grows.
"The leadeia of our party are for Taft
In New York," said Mr. HoEewater. "and
I think the president's recent visit
Ironed out a lot of things. 1 know he
has strengthened himself Immeasurably
by his course on the Uussian passport
Question and I look for a general swing
ing back to Taft as convention time ap
proaches. T have been convinced by consultation
with If publican lenders that Taft will
carry New York and that means New
KtiKlnnd. pluii New Jersey. Republican
chnnces look better than 1 had reason to
expect when 1 came cast."
.Mr. Hoscwater had a talk with Presi
dent Butler of Columbia university about
the school of Journalism, which the late
Joseph Pttlltser of the New York World
endowed anft from the conversation he
learned of the scope of the work con
templated by President Rutler and those
associated with, him In this work, rians
have been practically formulated for the
Inauguration of the school on broad lines,
with lectures on political economy, history
1 Whllo In New York Mr. llosewater
learned that William Hnyward had gone
to Mexico on business and he could not
therefore take up with the seoretary of
the national republican committee certain
matters ho had hoped.
Yuan and His Envoy
Differ on Republic
PEKING. Dec. la Yuan Shi Kal. the
premier, evidently remains steadfast in
his decision not to accept a republican
form of government for China as the
price of peace wlth.n the empire.
Members of the premier's entourage
reiterated today that Yuan never will
advise the abdication of the emperor and
thereby become a traitor. They say
that If the formation of a republic is
unavoidable, he will resign as prime
It has been suspected that Tang Shao
Yl, the tepresentatlve ot Yuan and the
imperial government at the Shanghai
peace conterence, and Yuan wore play
ing a pre-arranged game with the Inten
tion gradually to shear the Manchus)of
power , and thereby prevent a Manohu
rising in Peking, but the fact that Tang
has telegraphed friends here, asking them
to endeavor - to persuade Yuan of the
necessity to' accept a republic seemingly
Indicates that Tang and the premier are
not in accord.
After many conferences prior to his
departure for Shanghai, Tang evidently
believed that Yuan hud been won over
to the republican Idea, while cm the other
hand Yuan thought Tang had been
brought around to se the necessity of the
continuance of the monarchy. ' Members
of Yuan's entourage declare in these
beliefs each man was self-deceived.
TOKIO, Dec. 22. Although the reports
of Japaneso military Interventions In
China . are premature. It Is understood
that preparations have been completed
to send an expedition to China In the
event ot necessity. "
The belief prevails hero that the Shang
hai peace conference Is a pretext on the
part of both the revolutionists and tha
Imperialists In order that they may
strengthen their military positions.
Letter from Sheldon
Written by Request
NEW YORK, Doc. liX Ueorge B. Shel
don, treasurer of the republican national
committee, commenting today upon the
publication of correspondence between
hlmxclf and Theodore Hoosevelt, relative
to the Hurrlman campaign contribution
of 13C4 and uiluding particularly to hla
own letter to the colonel, said It was
written at Colonel Roosevelt's request.
Mr. Sheldon took exception to the In
ference that publications of the corre
spondence at this time Indicated that the
colonel was a candidate for the 1112 presi
"Colonel rtoosevelt has not told me that
he Is a candidate," Mr. Sheldon said. "On
tho contrary, he has told 'me repeatedly
that he Is not a candidate.
t oionei rtoosevelt and myself were
abcard a train together Dome ten days
ago and this matter came up In conversa
tion from something In the news. I said:
'Why was tho truth never told about this
whole business, so that. It could ba
"Colonel Roosevelt said: "Why can't
you tell It nowr That is all there Is
Mr. Sheldon when questioned as to
whether he regarded It as wise to revert
at this time to the Hurrlman contribution
"I thought not. but Colonel Roosevelt
axkrd me to write the letter and I did so.
It a as purely a matUr of friendship on
my part. That letter statca the whole
truth and ought to atop comment."
GRAND JURY EXAMINES
Rf.OKS OF IRON WORKERS
INDIAXATOLTS. Pec. 23. Books and
papers seized from the International As
sociation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers after the arrest of tha McN'a
maras wero minutely examined today
following tha appearance before the fed
eral grand Jury of Jtobert J. Foster, a
Fualatr wns rmyivyvi rj the t'siliaiil
Erwruns rsaprtaUon and be visited the
lroa mriurk' beautiJartaTS avral v eeVs
SA-J. Liiorr away nqiiuH to
Cnr vLat etarerpcindrric Jubn 1. Mo-Stex-3
hal cnormlnz the dynajrdte
. T. itZrnl gJS-iifl Jury aril Adjourn
until 1jUj.jh.tj J,
Burr Brothers Sent ,
to Prison for Year
For Mail Swindles
NKW YORK. ie li As punishment
for earn ing on a stock swindle by mall,
alleged to have extended over a period
of two years and to have netted millions
In profits, four promoters of the firm
of Burr Brothers, Incorporated, wore
each sentenced today to a year's Im
prisonment on Hlackwell's Island.
The prisoners are Shrlton C. Hurr.
president of the corporation: bis brother,
Eugene H., who Whs feorelary treasurer;
Charlea II. Tobev. vice president and
Edwin Weslny Preston. Vnexpectedly
they offered pleas of guilty before Judge
Holt In the criminal branch of the
I'nlted States circuit court late today.
The Indictment upon which they were
called to Mee trial charged a swindle
involving IfiS.OOO In connection with the
sale of stock If the People's Association
Oil company, but the government alleged
that this was but one of a continuing
series of frauds, estimated to have In
volved I.TO.000,000 With $15,000,000 profit to
High Court Strikes
at Litigation Cost
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23.-As a sort of
a Christmas gift to future litigants the
supreme court today before adjourning
for the Christmas holidays amended its
rule with a view of reducing the cost of
The amendments had to do with the
size of records brought to the court from
subordinate tribunals. The printing of
the record alona lit one case before the
court In recent years amounted to $15,000.
The court took advantage of the ne
cessity of amending the rules in connec
tion with the going Into effect on Jan
uary 1 of the new Judicial code to strike
at the high cost of litigation. - Several
amendments were necessary to meet re
quirements of the new code, principally
due' to the pawing of the circuit courts.
Because of the new code the court en
tered another order extending the present
equity rule to the court provided for by
the new code. In announcing this order
Chief Justice White said the old equity
rulea would be enforced until rules now
being framed could be completed.
When the court adjourned until Janu
ary 1 It had established a record for tha
number of cases heard before the holi
days. Practically as many cases had been
argued so far thin term aa were argued
during the entire last term, extending
to June 1.
The Justices now have under considera
tion 120 cases. This probably Is a greater
number than at any other time in the
history of the court.
Thief Gets Diamonds
By Trick on Jeweler
MINNKAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. 28.-Dla-
monda valued at between $G,0o0 and $7,000,
enclosed In a Jeweler's wallet, were
stolen today from the diamond room ot
a Jewelry firm In this city. The thief
escaped, but a man giving his name as
W. W. Wells, Is held at the police sta
tion as sn accomplice.
Two well dressed men entered the store
late thla afternoon and calling tor a
member of the firm, asked to see an un
cut diamond. They were taken Into
the diamond room and after agreeing
upon the purchase of a atone valued at
$J0, Wells asked to see a bracelet. While
the proprietor was getting It, It Is sup
posed the other man reached Into tha
drawer of the desk and obtained the
The men then left' tha diamond room
and one of them left the store. The
proprietor, becoming suspicious, looked
In the drawer, and finding the diamonds
gone, prevented Wells from leaving.
By Cook Republicans
CHICAGO. Dec. 23. United States Sen
ator William Lorimer walked Into a meet.
Ing of the Cook county republican com
mittee, which was debating the wisdom of
calling an unofficial old-tlmo convention
In the spring, and he told hla opponente,
thoae favorable to Governor Deneen and
to former Mayor Fred A. Buase, what ha
thought of them.
Former Congressman Fred Laudin
backed up Senator Lorimer in opposing
the plan, but they were overruled, and by
a vote of SI to 90 the commute decided to
hold such a convention February 3. 1812.
At that time names of cundldatas will be
suggested for tha republican ticket.
Balance of Trade
, Makes Big Increase
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23.-The exports
of the United States during the eleven
months of tha current year ending with
November exceeded the imports by some
what more than 1476.000.000. The value of
the exports was ll,8CT.8H.rIO, while the
Importa wera worth II ,3H,bU),ZSH, accord
ing to .statistics issued today by tho De
partment of Commerce and Labor.
During the corresponding period last
year the exports exceeded the Imports In
value by about 211,000,0u0. The Imports
for the eleven-month period of the cur
rent year show a falling off of about 11'!,
000,000 from those of last year, while the
export trade Increased by about 30,0O0,O00,
PENROSE PREDICTS TAFT
WILL GET RENOMINATE
rillLADLLPHIA, Deo. 21 Senator
Penrose, In an Interview here today, pre
dicted that President Taft would be
renominated without serious opposition,
lie said that so far as he has boon utile
to ascertain, "there Is no great amount
of sentiment In this state for the nom
ination of Senator I Pullet ta or any
other republican of tbe 'progressive'
While In Washington Senator Penrose
said lie bad heard considerable sntl
lail seniinieiii expressed, DUt Says ba
expecta this sentiment to subside before
the national convention meets.
ALDERMAN SENTENCED TO
PENITEf,T""v N INDIANA
CROWN POIN ., . d.. Dec. UAlder
man Walter F. Gibson of Oary today was
seotenued te serve aa lndsunntnau
totrsiee of from two to fourteen years In
tha Indiana, state penitentiary.
ytma eoork'Ud ra rhargea of harlxig
Pted . . fur dtas tmauh f
a bnatxng XranralM JroTnarjna by tha
Gtuy tsaninun ouiroUl fur Thotuae H
Ihalb of LouUvST.e, Kr who with a
4icteehmax Xunmba4 Lhe alals'a t: vide ace.
OMAHA LIYE STOCK MARKET
Killing; Cattle for Week Thirty to
HOGS L0WEH THAN LAST WEEK
I'at lambs Fifteen tents
Tkan Last Week, Mltli
Sheep Only Strong to
SOCTIf OMAHA. Dee. .';!, 111.
Kectlpts were: Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Official Mond.iv 4 .;. S.I.
Official Tuesday 3.1X7 U'.H'M .t'M
t'liteml euncsdav. .. V.l'nJ M.tM ti. 'd
Offldial Thursday 2.IM i.,i;. 4.C'1
Official Krulav l,w g.l.di S.TW
r.silniaie tatuid.ty HO 6,;iM XiO
six diiys this week... IS,:" . Tt.im
Same days iat woek...?;.wi Wl.".' WMW
Same d.iys ! weeks nai :',H.' (. H4.i i.w
Same nays 3 weeks nun U.HiJ M.&TJ :".
Saux dava 4 weeks ago U.V1 41. M 4!.V?
Same days last year. .. . lii.'JCd ZiMi 2..V0
The following tnblo shows the receipts
of cattle, hogs and sheep at South Omaha
for the year to date ua compared with last
ear; mil. ldhl, !'.
Catilo I.IM.7S4 l.L' I !.;!.'.! M.Si'5
Hogs ..4!i i.v;;..or.j .J.SJi
Sheen' J.tl.y.ii'O Z.lM.TiD II.
The following table shows the average
prices paid for hogs at South Omaha for
ihr last tfw days, with comparisons:
Date. I mil I I i
li. i ti 7 to 8 b SO 4 l'i t HI
Deo. li.l tioi 7 fo, a
I t"l 6 Ml ' 111 4 M
Dec. J'i.l k 7 Mi X 141 b All 4 231 14 7k
Dec I7.i 7 k S i M i 47 t 1S
Dec. 1U.J S S9" 31 1 & 3J 4 4U tt 1,I 4 81
1CC. J. :. 7 671 15 ill 4 4' 6 HI 4 M
Dec. W. K,i 7 4.M 8 26i
4 iU 1N 4 M
4 SJ 11 4 M
Dee. 21. 04! 7 KM X
Deo. li;'.! ti mi 7 (;; "
:.! f Mini 7 M x us i ft s 4 41
Keeeliits and disposition of live stock
at the I'nlon stock Vurds, South Omaha,
tor tho twenty-tour hours ending at i
0 clock yesterday:
C , M. ft St. 1' 14
Union raelde 11
C. A N. W.. east 1 10
C. N. W., west Ill
('., St. 1. M. & 0 1 it
('., H. Q., cast 7
C, H. y.. west IK
('., H. I. P., east 1 H
('., It. 1. P.. west 1
Illinois Central 2
C. G. W 4
Total ' receipts...; 1 3 9
Dl- i't i'MTlON-1 IF.AO.
Cattle. Hogs Sheep.
Omaha racking Co 1. G ....
Swift and Company i.xi ....
Cudahy Packing Co.... 3 1 t'J 19
Aiitiiiur & t'o 2..CI ....
J. W. Murphv 12 ....
Cllne Chrlhtle 9
Other buyers 8J
CATTLIC There were no cattle of any
consequence here today to make a mar
ket. l''or tho week receipts toot up 13,1X7
Head, being only about unn-half of last
week's receipts and only about l,00o head
larger than Thanksgiving week. Aa com
pared with the run a year ago there haa
oeen a failing ott It) tne receipts of over
Under the combined Influence of a good
demand and light receipts prices on beef
cattle have shown steady upward move
ment this Week and at the close are ."loirf
4uu higher than the close of last week,
All In ail. It haa been a good healthy
Iradn and one that haa been entirely aat
islactoiy to the selling Interests. It will
be understood Irom this that last week's
decline was pretty much wiped out and
that cattla nn jury, nearly, if riot quite,
as high as the have been' any time so
tar tnis seisoiv it would- be well for
the country, tn' vmjj'rstnnd 'that the do
m.md at holiday tlmu Is; never very
large and hence 1J, .will bo 'Well if mod
erate receipts were io. eontinae next week,
not only here, but at ail market polnia.
Cows and hellnra have experienced prao-
tlcally the same auvanoe as have beet
steers, so that what was said in regard
to the stear trade would apply equally as
well to that kind or tatllu. '
1 he demand fjr strictly dealrab feed
ers has been very good' all tula week and
Prices have beoti well maintained, being
about as high ms any time during the
the season. Tha common and medium
grados ot feeders; on , the otner hand,
nave not been n -any . too good demand
and they are generally a littia lower tharf
last week. j"
(juotanons on cattle: v
iuotl to otv&ioa hel ateers, $6.7iV!;4 00;
fair to good beef steers, t oujC.76; com
mon to lair beef steers, M.7o,6.in; good
to choice belters, M.iStfi.Mi; good to
choice cows, M V.25; fair to good cows,
W.i6u4.!J; common' to fair cows, 3. 7;"ar
.. io. soou to cnoice stock ers anil ieeuets,
I j.L'Qo.tio; lair to good stucseis and I red
uts, 4.St.'4f&.40; common to tair Blockers
and feeders, ilbtKu 4.SU: stock heifers, $3.60
(74.60; veal calves, Ib.KW.uO; bulls, stags,
HOUnV-'lhe msrket for hogs was a
saggy affair, weakness being due to un
favorable wires from the east. Some little
business was transacted early at tlgures
steady or very nearly so, but tha de
mand lacked life and values worked
lower, showing Mlluo losses toward tna
close of tha session. Nona of the regular
buyers took very much Interest In tha
trado and movement dragged along to a
Packers provided an outlet for tha liltf
bulk of a moderate supply, but it was al
most midday before the yards were com
pletely cleared. Out of an estimate f
ninety-six loads shippers and speculators
elected less than u half duxu loaut,,
slack outs.de demand finding an explana
tion In tho pruxtmity ot Christinas.
SprenAs between the various weights
wi'i-e fully as wide aa thosx in force re
cently, heavies bringing tne high prices
and bacon grades selling at the low fig
ures, 'l he best heavUs on sale moved at
I'i.hi, a nickel tinder yosterday s top ,amt
light stuff ranged from lu.Ho downward.
Pig offerings were very scarce and no
change In price developed.
Compared with a weea ago the market
shows smsll declines of lvalue. On -muse
days -prices wavered about ma JO level.
the demand being reasonably active, win
recelpta moderate except on Tuesday and
WeuneMlav. These two days claimed runs
of over lJ.wo head, mostly averages un
So. . .
I. . .
A. fati. Ti-. No. A. f'k-
U 4o w 'm !U ... W
.lb 4U 6 7 74 - 4 f0
ill iw t no U ist '
.11,1 ... Uti M SU 1WI 4 W
i4 ... t . 1 4 uu
li 41) i 1 70 - 4 OU
.174 ... I, Mi i Ut Ul ai
.1IW ... t Ik, Vk 3.U ... 4 u
IW) ... I IS Of. Ill 0 4 Uj
..'! a as n li-i ... 4 o,
Ii4 ... t 44 . . 4 Uo
.21 l' J 4 o U S2 to Oi
.1T ... t tl 4 m ... 4 o
IH 140 t K) HI i4l lJtl Ui
-l.'i U0 t DO 24'4 ... 4 01
. Id IM 44 ... ft
.114 ... t M 71 ssa ... 4 0
iu( 140 I li 44 1.4 W 4 0)
to ID I Kl 4 i4 luo 4 H
.'L4 ... t (0 (1 i'O 44 4 10
,1M ... I i M ... I H
21 0 I 4 7 Ill ... 10
.240 ... I K tt 27 "
.tit ... I (j it I'S 10 4 10
lib 10 t j 24 mi loO 4 10
ml 12.1 I ti 70 If I M 4 1)
S 41 4 ''4i ti HO 140 1 10
.Ul 10 0 24 Ill . 40 1 l'."t
.194 ... 4 no 44 tt ... 4 lj
.201 ... 4i0 61 211 ... 4 It
!04 ... 4 00 j I4 ... 4 lj
i'PtS OUDS AM) KNDS.
.111 ... t 00
HHKKl' Only two loads of sheep wero
received, but they were billed direct to a
packer, and as yesterdsy's clearance In
all branches of tho trade waa complete,
values remained nominal.
Moderate receipts during the week had
some little bullish Influence upon the
market and prices are cloning snout 15c
higher on fat lambs, whllo fat sheep are
strong to a little higher in spot:), aa com
pared with quotations a wuek ago. Tha
advance in lambs applies especially to
tha good to choice grades, medium stuff
showing vary sdrfht improvement. Strictly
choice lain be touched flOU oo two or
three occasions lately and anything sell
ing below iMi was not very respectable.
Toppy com-feds were usually favored in
packing circlua as plump, high grade
anliuaia are always popular with tha
Matura-i muttons acted crwlltsblr from
j start to iiramu, out nun weni
i vaJues wera yvtirl . a.
start to 11m sh. but there wen lluiee whua
aa hig'i aa tt.10. and fat ewea tanged from
Il.tA doanward. Sprejtd io ewes reirjalnnd
verr wide cdil and piure- ciuaruy stork
S4-'.ling full il.VJ kps-tt. There were iaur
a i4' tin tide 4M uuiua m
eek and the Irad held, up In good
ndltlons In the feeder market wero
about the snrne as usual. Country d"
mand proved active hut limited, whim
offerings were scan'. The week's pur
chase of feeders, aceordleg to packers'
tabs, amounts to about H.OuO haud.
CHICAGO l.HK STOCK MtllKIlT
Demand for Cattle end Sheep Strang
CHICAGO. Deo. IJ.-CATTLK-Reeelptt
estimated at SnO head; market strong;
beeves, M c,iS !,); Texus steers, $l.:o'nu.7..:
western steers, lli'in',); Morkrrs and
feeders, 1.1 ttoai S-'.; rows and helfets, U.lW
CM: calves, tr. noihi.a.
HOGS Receipts. estimated nt U.OoO
bend; market steady to i.c up; light, .Ho
4i lf: mixed. i..!Hu.30: heavv. I .9i''titt M;
rough. IS.Ht'j good to choke heavy,
fittf'n3A; pigs, $4oOii'(.70; bulk of Sales,
H1IKKI' AND LAMUS-Ttecetpts es
timated at J,V0 head; market, strong;
native. -'..Vfi4 .10: western. : 76j)4 ni;
esi llngs, $4 J.'Mifi T.; lambs, native, 14 00
i;t..i; western. It :.'4it, S3.
Kansas t it) l ive Stork MarUet.
KANSAS CITV, IVc. 33tATTLK-Ite-eelpts
31 bead, Including fifty Southerns;
market, steady, dressed beef and eport
steers, IK.MVniLR4; fair to good, V.f5,(i.M;
western steers, li.MVii'7 00; Miockers and
fe-ders, t4.OOttH.0i); southern ateers. f( Dir
M); southern cows. 1:1 00 'i 4 W; native cows,
H'o"df.2." native heifers, t4.0um7.(V; 1 bulls,
t,l 4tVjt S.(k); calves, )4 KMiT.OO.
1UW IS Receipts. 2.W head: market :o
lower; bulk of sales, a.Vti.a; heavy,
t'l I.Viid.L':1; packers and butchers. M.10n
.': lights. t.'.7W;tl.ir.; pigs. K&.MC.li..
S1IKKP AND IAMFIS Hecelpts, none!
market steady; muttons, MHMiii.); year
lings. t4.flOttt6.00: wethers. t:t.!lntia.7i: ewes.
$.toog3.W; etorkera and feeders, -'.Ik'.'ir
Nt. I.onla Live Stock Market.
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 23. CATTI ,K Tie-
Ceipts. JOO head, Including 1t Texans;
market steady; native shipping and ex
port steers. is.0tvir;i.3:i; dressed beef and
butcher steers. IVZMiS.oO; steers under
1.0)0 pounds, t4.00((S.2.; stix'kera and feed
ers, .1.00i0t); cows and heifers. $.1 .!
7 00; cannecs, tlKhiStV; bulls, $:i.7Tiiirf. 2.i ;
calves. f4.i.V,i o; Texas and Indian steers,
t4 00cu7 0D; cuws and heifers. f4.iiOia7.O0.
HOGS-Receipts, . R.li) heed: market
st long to IV higher; pigs and lights, $'. '
4l2(i; mixed and butchers, 4Vi.jfyini.3fi;
good heavy. 6.30(U0.sr.
St, Joseph I. Ire Stork Market.
8T. JOSKPH. Mo., Iec. 23. CATTLIC
Receipts, 100 head; market, steady: steers,
t4.6tK(!.2Tt; enws and heifers, )2.6isii.oO;
I1CM1S Receipt. 4. WW head: market.
steady to to lower: top, to. 30; bulk of
lock in, Mlaht.
Receipts of live stock fct the five prin
cipal western markets yesterday:
Cattlo. Ilogs. Bheep.
South Omaha loo O.TOt) 300
St. Joseph WO 4.50U
Kansas City 3m 30
Chicago 309 UUM 2.0X)
Totals 0"0 34,900 1100
Irnrlna; House Hank Statement
NKW YORK, Dec. 23 The statement
of the clearing house banka for the week
show that the banks hold fl2.ft47.300 re-
serve In excess of lei-al requirements
This la a decrease of t3.-M, 0M) in the pro.
portlonate cash reserve as compared with
last week. Th statement follows;
Legal tenders ...
Net deposits ....
... si"i,dit',,ooo 74:.ouo
... 1,707. bO.OtiJ 2R,0iM,iKK)
Kxcesa lawn reserve 12.M7.300 8.B24.0.'
Panks' cash reserve In vaults. . .t33B.t40.0i4
Aggregate cash reserve ,Uts,;). Ihh)
Trust companies' reserve with clearing
house members carrying 25 per cent oaal;
rf.Rifv. XnZ.lls.utv. - .
. 3iri.2sH.OU0 1.2OI.ISI0
. 1,710,374,0'! 20,0:iOHiO
Excess lawfl reserve ll.lSH.loO 4.4W4,m
Panks' cash reserve In vaults... 335,2i3,00u
Trust companlos ,ah reserve lit
Aggregate cash reserve t-W, 002,000
Trust companies' reserve with clearing
house members carrying 26 per cent cash
reserve. I.', 037,000.
Summary of atata banka and trust
comuaiiies In (Irealer New York not re
porting to tho New York clearing house.-.
Loans l,7MI.8O0 l,7S2,l0t)
Speclo 0ll,T!5,WI' hl,.l
Legal tenders 11.477.7iW 34.30
Total deposits C76,960,2v0 36J,3'J0
N4n York rrodsre Market.
NEW YORK. Dec. 21 R UTTER
Barely steady; receipts, 4.389 tuba;
creamery specials, 4Uc; s extras, sue;
lie; creamery hem specials, ntvc; extras,
t43ftc; first, IWUc; second. VNfjSIc;
thirds, 27ki''c; stste dairy tuba, finest,
u4V7e; good to prime, aOfllcj process
CHKUSK Firm: receipts, 411 boxes.
Weekly exports, 230 boxes. Btato, whole
milk under grades, 13V('i5c.
IlGGS Unsettled; receipts, t.KIt cases;
fresh gathered extras. i)8iMOc; extra first,
Wv0;Wc; first, 83434c; seconds, 'uc;
thirds and poorer, MjCSc; elate. Pennsyl
vania and nearby henery white, fancy
r.ew laid, 4b4Hc; state, Pennsylvania and
nearby, selected whites, fair to good, 4vj
5c; atate, Pennsylvania and nearby,
hunerv brown, fancy large new laid, 40c.
POULTRY Alive, dull and lower' west
ern chickens, imWAr; fowls. n'ij'13c; tur
keys, 14c; dressed flrmeri western chick
ens, V!ii6c; fowls, 6'lnc; turkeys, 12316c.
Cblcago Produce market.
ClUCAtlO. Dec. 23. BUTT l'"K Steady;
cres merle. K'SJCc; dairies, 2ai!e,
KOQR Weak; receipts, 1.641 cases; at
mark, cases Included. lhIc; flrtts, Zltf
ir.f nrlme firsts. 274i2Sc.
CHKKSK-Hteadv; daisies, 16,iJliic;
twins, 10.U'lK'4c: young Amorlcas, WWW
lC4c: long horns, l'.V416V'.
I'oTATOLR Steady; choice to fancy,
8S')fRe: fair to good, WfjHDe.
PtliLTRY Kasy ; turkeys, 14U17c;
chickens. lOffilOV : springs, lou.
I'lillmlelithln Prndnce Market.
PHILADELPHIA. Dee. 2.BUTTF.R
I'Triii, but uulel; weatorn creamery spe
c'al, 4; extra, 41c; nearby prints, extra,
hXJGS Dull, but steady; Pennsylvania
and other nearby firsts, free rases, tit 00
per casa; current receipts, free cases, tH-Pl
per case; western firsts, free cases, KtMiO
per case; current receipts, tree cases, (9.00
CHKKSIC Firm, New York full creams,
fancy, lti'ltP'Tsc; rair o goon, ib'niic.
i Liverpool CJratu Market.
LrVKP.P(HjU J)c. :3 W H KAT Sjiol.
nomliial; N". 1, 2 and 3. Manitoba, tin
nuotetl; futures, quiet; March, 7s 3SL
Mav, 7i4 !Wd.
CORN SKt. steady; American mixed,
fs 6td: future, dull; January, is Vl,
February, 5a M.
Itrv leoda Market.
NKW YORK. Dec. 23 DRY GOODH
The cotton gcxids market rlowed with a
slightly flinier lone. A 'fair demand for
linens Is reported with supplies light.
Yarns are easy. Holders of burlaps are
firmer on all spot goods.
PKORIA. Jil.. !ec. 23.-COR.N'-Un-chaiiKed;
No. t white. i:2Vtc; No. 4 white.
fcOVfcc; No. 3 yellow. 62Vc; No. 4 yellow,
UoSc; No. 2 mixed, Ki',jc; No. i mixed,
00V", sample. 67c.
OATS Nominally unchanged.
g. I.ouls Prodaee Market.
ST. 1UIS. Mo.. IVc. 23.-PtULTRY
Unchangtvl; chickens. Sc; springs, Dfec;
turkeys' lie; ducks, 12c; geese, SWc
ni'TTKltV Higher: creamery, 2tii3tlc.
KGfW Unchanged; 2bc.
Kaeaea City rrodee Market.
KANSAS CITT, Ma. Dec. 23. BUTTKIt
Crramery. Stc; firsts. c; seconds, Jic;
pecking stuck. 3?c.
K4MlS--tUtras. A'; firsts, 2Tc; aec
Oautt liar MirLvt.
OMAHA, lw. 2I.-HAT No. 1. fl .).
No t, tls.f; nart : favrAiixg etork.
KA; slfaJta, tl. '- Mi iJ- fcuUl,
OM All A (.i:KRAIi M A ItKF.Ti
I. In CD-lb. tubs,
1, 1 lb. carton, No.
S-t'-.c; No. 2, 3c; packing.
CH1'.KK-Imported Swlsi, J; Ameri
can Swiss, lb ; block Sw ir.s. IKc; twins.
If i-; dnlxlts, Lk: triplets, 10c; young Amer-
ess, itN'; t'lue isbel brick, IHc; limccrgcr,
lb.. IS.-. 1-lh , HH-.
I-OULTKV-Rroilera. $4.0MiS.0O pef dos.!
springs, lc; hens, cocks. 9c; duck.
IDc; geese, 1.1c; turkeys, l.'c; pigeons, per
Jox.. l ii). Alive, broth rs, L'Hc; hns,
old roowtrrs and stn:j, 6c; old ducks, full
feathered, lPc; geeese, full feathered.
lee; turkeys. Pic; guinea fowls, IC'C each;
jikcoub, per ilox., b,'c; homers, per dos..
1 M; stials, No. 1, II .SO; No. ?, fiOe.
hMSIl -- I t.-rMh frtiwt,) Plckrt ?n
Svhlte, 10c; pike, to; trout. 11c; large crap-
ples, 12'M.io; Spanish muckered, 13c; eel.
Ih; hsddoks, 1.1c; flounders, 1,1c; green
cattish, luc; ico shnd, II 00 each; shad roo.
per pair, tne; salmon. 14c; halibut, lttc:
yellow erch, fc; buffulo. lc; bullhead. 13c. U
Itorl cut prices: so, i rms, isc; NO. I
ribs, 13'vc; No. 3 ribs. Pc Chucks. No. 1, ,
1 No .'c; No. 2, tic. Loins. No. 1, -
l!l'c; No. 2, 14'nc; No. 3, Wc. Rouiids,
No. 1, 11c; No. 2, SMic; No. t, He. Plates. 1
No. 1. e; No. 2. to: No. 3, C.ic. ;
rilUli n Apples: Cooking vailetles, per . .
bbl., t-7i; Jonathan and Grimes Uolden,
per bbl., Jl 0i, len Davis, per bbl., $2 76; f
California Helleflower, per box. $1.35; j
Colorado Jonathan, extra fancy, per
box fi fx); Washington Spltzeiibci g. per .
box. t5 M): Washington It. lleautv. tier box (
lino, WashliiKton Stainan Wlneaapa, per
UUAi 9FV. 1IIHII,, r I. . WT ICI, If j
bunch. t'-ttiSW. Jumbo, per bunch, I2.754 ',
3.75. Cranberries: Wisconsin, fancy, per .4
bbl., lU.Mi; per box, Vi.i'a; extra large 9
Jumbo, per bbl., IiO.bO. Dates: Anchor ' .
brand, new, M l ib. pkgs., in ooxes, per ,
box, ti'.eo; Dromedary mand, new, w l-n. u
kKS., In boxes, per box. t3.00; bulK la a
IV-ll), UllR, J.V , IV., Ok,. WBHIU, 111 -w
nor case vi u wuuina ikks.. per
case of 38 13-uunre pkfa., t'J 60; per case
of 60 S-ouncs nkM . t-.UU: New Turkish.
tVorowu, In W-lb boxes, per lb., Lc;
crown. In .u-ib. noxes. er in., jac; 7
crown. In So-lb. boxes, per lb., 17c. Grape
l'rult: Florida, 4t-3ii aises, per crate, t4.iiu
6.0U: Ni-i4-04 sixes, per crate, ti.ik C. in pes:
Malaga, In liuis., f.i.iMitti.ui. Lemons:
Lluiunelra brand, exits lancy, .100 aixe.
per box, V.loi oi sue, per oox, o.i);
Umo i.imoneira, lanvy, sil-s, par
box, 4 00; 2ai and 4.'0 sires, 60c vor box
less. Oranges: California navels, M-lii
ull.'S, per box, 1J, bO-l,Jo0-21-K)
sixes, per box, .l -S ; lKO-liu-Al-ilt-ii
sires, per bos, t-t.i.'. Pears: California H.
.iarigeau, ier :,i-l r. box, 13 00.
V r.uKTA Hijivw neana, Hiring and waxf,
tier mkt. talk.. ll.tsJtti l.ia. Cnbuase: Wis
consin, per lb., 2c. Celery: Mlctugan, per
aos., 4tic; iiiiurni juinuo. per aos., oc,
Cucumbers; Hot hous--, per dos., i(X.
Lgg Plant: Kaucy ioriua, per dos, 13 00.
Oarllc: Lxtra lancy, white, per lb., lie.
Lettuce: lOxtra fancy leaf, per dos.. 4We.
Onions: California, white, per lb., to. Wis
consin. yrJiow ana rod. la sacks, par
lb., i'e; Spanish, per crate. tl.KO. pars
ley: Fancy southern, per dos. bunches,
twi76c. Potatoea: Minnesota Early Ohio,
per bu., tl.lt! Wlsucnsln white stock, per
bu., (1.10; in 10-sack lots, sc lews. Sweet
Potatoes: iansas. per doi., iu.uu; par bu.
bsk., $15. Rutabaaus: In sacks, pr lb.
lUo. Tomatoes: California, par crata, tl.uO.
M ISC KLLAN HO U S Almonds : Tarra
gona, per lb., l.HSc; In sack lots, lu less.
Brasil nuts: Per lb., lHc; in sack lots,
la less. Cocoanuts: Per sack to. 50, Fil
berts: Per lb., 14c; In sack lots, Io less.
Peanuts: Roasted, per lb., 8'c; raw, par
lb,, 71c, Pecans: Large, per lb., 17c; in
sack lots, la less Walnuts: New crop,
11)11. California, per lb., I.c; In sack lota.
lo less. Odor; New Nehawka, per li-gal.
i bbl.. tS.00; par 30-gal. bbl., to. 60; New
York Mott a per lft-gal. H bbl., t3.50; per
SO-gal. bbl., tVl W. Honey: New, 24 frames.
I3.7ii. Krout: Per 16-gal. keg, (2.75; per t
gsl. keg, 11.10; Wisconsin, er Vj-bbl., tioO.
trees. 4 to ft., 12 in bdla., per doa.,
tl.bO; II to I ft., 12 In bdle, per dos.,
I to 10 ft., t In bdle., per dos., 3.3a; 11
ft., rer tie 60c; it ft., per tree, 75c;
13 ft., per tree, tl-2R; 14 ft., per tree, tl.GO;
111-ft., per tree, tl-7b2.lO; 18 ft., per tree,
j 2. 75 ti 3.50; 20 ft., per tree, t3.60ij34.tiO.
Wreaths, etc.: Evergreen wreathing,,
natural, extra heavy, to yds. In cull,' coil.'
11.00; evergreen wreaths, with Immortall
(lowers, per dos., 11.60; with holly, perj
ioi., tl 60; holly wreaths, fsncy Dela
ware, per dos., tl.60; extra fancy, Dela
ware, extra heavy, per dos., t2.00; magJ
nolla wreaths, per dos., tl.uu; holly
branches Delaware, II lbs. In bbl., pai
bul., fl 60; regular pack, alse cases, 2x
3x4 ft-, case, t4.50; selected florist holly.!
per caaa, 2x2x4 ft., t3.0Q; mistletoe, shipped
only by express, per lb., 20c; neeula pines,
per dos., t-.OO.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23. WOOL-Stasdy ;
territory and western mediums, 17&.'oc,
tine mediums, lftl8e; fine. 110 15c.
IClarlx Hatter Market.
EIOIN, III.. Dec. 23.-HUTTKR-Flrm.
lo higher at 30c; output 620,120 pounds.
' Hank ClearlnKa.
OMAHA. Dee. 23. Rank Hearings for
today were 32.087,631.311 and for the cor-;
responding day last year, t2. 393. 107.13. .
James Wickersham :
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Dec. 23.-James.
Wickersham, delegate' to congress from
Alaska, In an address here tonight be- J"
fore the Men's club of the First Unitarian
church, made an attack npm President
Taft, saying that he never had suggested
any legislation for Alaska that was fair. '
He also said former Becretry of the In-!;
terior Palllnger while In office fathered;
all measures that would favor the looting.
of Alaska by the Gttggenheims. I
"Taft knew we wore strong American;
citizens," he said, "and for that reason: "Z
would not give us a territorial legislative-
form of govornineiit for fear we would: i
not give our resources to hla frlenda, lh; v-
Guggenhelnis. The president recom-:
mended a coir.nls.ilon form( ot govern- "j
ment the r mmlHsloi? lo oViitlst of nine, m
men appc'.nted by him. Upon Investlga-' J
tlon it developed that members he In- :
tendet to api)int on the proposed com-"
mlss'jn were all Quggenhelm men." tj
FIRES CAUSE DEATHS OF -
TWO PERSONS IN NEW YORK s
NKW YORK, Dec. 23. Two fatal flrea m
occurred In the city early tonight. One
burst out In a spectacular manner In the "
aeven-story terminal warehouse at One I
Hundred and Thirty-eighth street and
Twenty-eighth avenue. Later a charred
body found near the freight elevator was
Identified as that of "Ou" Roth, a var.
nisher. The fire caused a loss of $50,000.
Mrs. Mary Lawrence, 00 years old, was
found burned almost beyond recognition --
In her apartment In a downtown building I,,
when a fire U the house was extin
guished. She hd evidently been using an -;
Inflammable, fluid for killing insects and
the police believe that this took fire In v.
some way and caught on her clothes.
Llurmau Inslaiitly Hilled. ;
MASON CITY, la.. Dec. 23 (Special .
Telegram.)-Accidentally grasping a wire
carrying 2.600 volts of electricity Nathaniel
House met Instant death In this city t
this evening. He was a rlty lineman and "
was engaged on top of a pole on Division
street changing wires over from direct
current circuits to the alternating.
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