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HIE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. .It LY 29, 19U.
WHEAT PRICESG0 SOARING
Fluctuate Over a Range of Seven
Cents When War is Declared.
prominent real estate man j FARMERS OF STATE REJOICE
CALLED TO REST. j
Herman B. Peters Finds Excellent
Conditions All Over Nebraska.
MANY DEALERS MAKE CLEAN-UP
3Iot of the Whcnt on th JInrUet U
Sold nt the Top Prlc- lllRhmt
Prices Are Prvtllcf nl If
Omaha Brain men Tnesdar witnessed
the wildest wheat mnrket since the local
exchange has lieen In existence, fluctua
tions ot the September anil December
options having n range of more than
seven cents per bushel. The longs were
In their clement and It Is reported that
a number of the local grain concerns
cleaned up fortunes., while the shorts
The cause of the wild market was due
to the report that the European war wan
n. fact. Instead of rumor and talk and
that fighting; was due to be started ut
a moment's notice.
September wheat opened around W
cents, with December at S6! cents, On
these quotations there was little trallns,
hut about 10 o'clock the report of a
declaration of war came over the New
Tork stock wire, quickly followed by a
Confirmation over tho Chicago wires.
Then the market became wild, the two
options jumping up at quarter and half
cent clips, some of the advances follow
ing one another with such rapidity that
the markers could hardly put them on
the boards before other 'advance quota
Vp unit Then Down.
The advances wero usually quickly
followed by declines, and subsequently
by more advances, each one above the
former. This continued until KH cents
was reached on September and S8H cems
on December wheat. Then prices cased
off and there was a drop of some three
cents per bushel.
During the time when the fluctuation
was the greatest, covering the hour from
II o'clock to noon, tho trading was not
unusually heavy, traders standing around,
watching the boards and wondering when
the end of the advanco would bo reached
Individual dealers and houses that had
been carrying long lines of wheat, how
over, Improved tho opportunity and
closed out large quantities of tho cereal
nt the top prices. With the shorts who
had been protecting the options, they
commenced to hedge, becoming buyers,
letting loose of their holdings to the best
The supply of grain on the Omaha
market was fair, there being 128 cars of
wYieat; sixty-five of corn and forty ot
oats. Practically all tho wheat was sold,
most of It going at prices around the top.
The war news had somo effect on corn
nnd oats, but tho two gralna wero no
where near ns active as wheat, their ad
vance. It was asserted being in n
measure due to sympathy.
Many of the local dealers are now pre
dicting that If real war begins and con
tinues, September wheat will reach 1(1
long before tho option expires and that
December will go even higher.
Go Up nt (lie Clouts
There was a lull In the trading In wheat
Just before the noon hour and tho Hep-
tember and December options aoia on,
the former running down 2 cents and the
latter nearly 3 cents. Then came another
rcnort that tho war cloud In Kuropd
might snread over several countries, pos
nlbly bringing England and France Into
tho conflict. This was sufficient cause
for the bulls to put another boost under
Until the close prices continued to
Bteadlly advance, tho closing quotations
being JCH cents on the September and
MS cents on the December option, the
top prices ot the day and a clean ad
vance of almost 10 cents per bushel
within the last twenty-four hoUrs.
nlte of Mi OnlK in CUIcniro.
CHICAGO, July iS. Immense expansion
of the trade In wheat followed announce
m today that war had been officially
dt red. Within a few minutes tho mar
ket touched & point about S cents a bushel
higher than prices earlier In the session
and ZVk cents abovo last night. Wild fluc
tuations ensued The r.ae In tho market
was soon more than doubled, the Septem
ber dollvory Jumping up to SOft cents, or
.about 6Vi cents abovo tho minimum value
rear the opening of business.
CHICAGO. July 28. It was nearly a
halt hour before the market becanio par
tlally steady. Tho rango then averaged
4 to 4Vi cents a bushel higher as compared
with last night. Reports that tho Ser
vian Parliament had conceded all tho de
mand of Austria Itiad utno effect In pro-
COVERS THE STATE IN AN AUTO
Is Itrrlnll' Imprrsftril with the
(ind IliiniU, Which the I'nrin-
crs NriMn to TnUr Pride
In KeppliiK I. p.
Half of Nebraska
Corn Belt Visited
by Soaking Rains
Morning reports, to the railroads Indi
cate that light to heavy rains were pretty
general over Nebraska's corn belt Monday
night.' with the exception of an area In
tho cast and northeast portions of the
state. Railroad men aro figuring tho
territory visited by tho rain, estimate that
Farmers all over the state of Nebraska j fully 40 per rnt of the Nebraska corn
have good reason to bo In a happy frame belt was given a fairly good wetting
of mind, according to Herman It. Peters, ' own.
Tho Burlington reporls three and one-
half inches of precipitation nt Erlcson
and ovor a goodly portion of Wheeler
county: one and one-fourth Inches at and
around Fairmont, Hastings. Wither, Un
dl'cott. Tied Cloud and Crete, with one-
i half litnli of Si nhil rt WtiHftn. Plnif rt
Thomas, city editor of The Bee. and It. ,ef( MIldeBi Hlrtari nrowiwvHIe,
, U,e T.Qte ''nn1 con1!'""- n I Stromsburg and Nelson
i.a.i Ul uie trip uibo was i.. uick, man- Mans ,u, Missouri Pacific them was
proprietor of tho Merchants hotel, who
has Just returned from a five-day auto
inobilo trip through a large portion of
Itlie state, lsltlng several of Mr. Peters'
farms, and covering about 7M miles on
the trip. With Mr. Peters were C. I..
on our trip through the South Platte territory along the Crete branch,
try, said Mr. Peters. "And Ne- The ,-01I rciftc reports heav;
J. H JOHNSON.
Indian Farmers on
Hold School Picnic
Under tho auspices of the fnlted States
Department of Agriculture, the Indian
farmers on the Omaha reservation will
hold an "educational" picnic this week
Thursday. Prof. Pugsley of the agri
cultural extension department of the
University of Nebraska will have charge
of the discussions on agriculture.
The picnic will bo held nt the old
Omaha Mission. Mrs. Dlddock, a sister
of Dr. Susan Plcotte, will make an ad
dress on tho Mission. Prof. Ollmoro will
talk on the plants used by the Omahas.
Indians will make addresses on various
matters and a basket picnic will bo a
V, H. Sterns of the Peabody Museum
at Harvard University staff, wept to tho
reservation Monday. Tuesday ho began
excavation of a semi-underground ab
original house and he expects to have
his work finished by Thursday, when he
will explain tho structure of tho houso
as It appeared poasibly 4,000 years ago
Mr, Sterns will represent Harvard
"University museum and R. F. Glider
will represent tho University of No
It Is expected moro than 1,000 Indians
and soveral whites from surrounding
places ns far north an Sioux City will
attend. Aa the houso ruin to bo explored
Is on Indian land permission to explore
It had to bo obtained In advance from
tho Department of the Interior.
nger of tho Howies Commission company
of South Omaha.
"I did not know there were so many
threshing machines In the world as we
hrnska will need all the threshers It has
this year because the wheat and oat yield
Oats on one of Mr. Peters' furms north
of Grand Island threshed out flfty-fUo
bushels to tho acre.
"While rain would be a great benefit
to growing corn, there aro very few sec
tions of the state which aro suffering,"
said Mr. Peters. "The rain has seemed
to come Just when It wns needed this
year, and tho corn crop of the state
should bo u bumper one, for the stand is
great everywhere, showing that tho farm
ers have all learned a lesson on seed se
"While the top of the soil may be a
little dry In somo sections, the splendid
rains of spring and again in tho latter
part of June, Insure a big yield, If fol
lowed up again with another rain soon."
Whllo the southern part ot tho state
has Its Immense wheat yield, tho north
ern part will be Just as strong with Its
oats and corn. On tho drive from Omaha
to Plalnvlew and Crelghton ono could not
help but be Impressed with the Immense
oat fields and with the big yield they will
Tho uniformly good roads of Nebraska
also Impressed the tourists, for the spirit
of hotter roads has seized tho farmers,
who take It upon themselves to drag the
country roads to keep them In good con
dition so that good tlmo may bo made
everywhoro. Kspcclally Is this true over
tho markid-roadB. In tho South Platte
country the autolsts of tho towns have
placed extra marks so that autolsts need
but watch for the signs to go any place
a heavy rain at Falls City and from one
fourth to one-half Inch along the linen
Jn tho southeast corner of the state, with
pretty heavy showers over most of the
Beware of Quacks
In a bulletin prepared for distribution
among prospective recrultn In the army.
the United States government has placed
Ha stamp of disapproval on tho advertis
ing doctors, whom It brands as "quacks."
Tho bulletin Is a somewhat frank bit of
advice Oil the matter ot sex hygiene tor
young men and Is Issued because ot tho
general Ignorance ot young men.
"Few young men consult their fathers
about these matters; hence, boys and
youths believe as true the stuff which
tho "specialist" cunningly prints.
"neputahle physicians never solicit busi
ness by advertising; beware ot the doctor
who doea so."
Young men nro advised In the bul
letin to take plenty ot muscular exercise,
cat moderately, avoid constipation and
alcoholic drinks and keep their attention
diverted from lewd subjects.
from Orartd Island to Gibbon and over
most of the territory along the hranches
north of the main line.
Along tho Northwestern there were
scattering showers through tho Klkhorn
valley, north of Fremont and pretty near
Public Bath is to !
Formally Open to !
'A policeman Is to be detailed each day
from 3 to 9 p. in. at the new municipal ;
bath house to assist in handling tho
crowds. This was decided by the city
council. It was also decided to double
tho size of the bath house, and work will ,
be started at once. A concert win mi
glven at the bath house Wednesday night)
for the formal opening of the new bath
Councilman Wlthnell Introduced' a reso
lution demanding that the contractors
tear down tho fence at Sixteenth andi
Farnam streets, as tho steel work Is now
completed on the new bank.
Witness in Triple
Murder Inquest May
If H. M. Mlckum. 4W Fort street, Sloux
City, la.. Is willing .o come to Omaha to
tell of statements mado by William Rapp
In St. Joseph's hospital, his testimony
will bo Introduced at the Inquest In the
triple murder case to be reopened to
day. Mlckum, who Is a painter, was
a general rain from Fremont to Superior ' ln tho lionpltHl ward adjoining Itapp suf
and over the Hastings branch. '"'"K from broken leg and Is said to
I have heard statements of value as evl-
Everybody reads Be Want Ads.
HENRY W. YATES RETURNS
FROM EASTERN VACATION
JUst In time to experience some good
old Nebraska summer weather. President
Henry W Yates of the Nebraska Na
tional bank has returned from a month's
visit In the Adirondack mountains and
at Boston. Ho Immediately took up his
office duties at the bank.
Only Onr Vnttrely itllafnpirr.
"I have tried various collo and diarrhoea
remedies, but the only one that has given
me entire satisfaction and cured me when
I was afflicted Is Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Dlarrhooa Remedy. I reo
ommend It to my friends at all times,"
writes S. N. Qallpway, Stewart. S. C. For
sale by all dealers. Advertisement.
This is wlmt people think of
tho Domestic Gas Eange.
Last Saturday Mrs. Milburn,
275'J Merideth, came to our
store with a Cheque already
written by her husband
which she expected to ex
change for a Domestic Gas
Range. This is what she
said: " called on Mrs. Nai
lon. a friend of mine, a few
days ago and the first thing
she did was to show me her
new Domestic Gas Range.
She is -just carried away with
it. She told me that Mr. Nailon and herself inspected
several of the leading makes and that tho Domestic was
the choice of both when they bought theirs. She has had
hers several months so she knows what it will do. She
advised me to buy no other so hero I am with a Cheque
already for a Domestic like her."
The Domestic is made by the Trenkamp Co., of Cleve
land, one of the oldest and largest gas stove manufactur
ing concerns in America. The Domestic is their latest
improved and something extra in gas range construction.
We sell the Domestic at a cut price for cash or on monthly
payirionts. We connect them free of charge.
ST0ETZEL STOVE & FURNACE CO.
714 South 16th. Take car to 16th and Leavenworth.
J, H, Johnson to Be
J. H. Johnson, osd 81 years, 2216 North
Twenty-fifth street, who died Sunday
venting top prices from being fully main- after an Illness of several months from
talned. Neither provisions nor cereals i complications, will be burled Wednesday
other than wheaV made any remarkable J Bt 2 p. m. from Calvary Baptist church,
advance, althouglMh'e feeling regarding Twenty-fifth and Hamilton streets. De
alt staples was strong. J ceused was engaged In the real estate
Tumultuous scenes not often equalled business In Omaha for tho lust twenty
In recent years characterized tio war! eight years and was a prominent church
trading In wheat. The bulletin telling of! worker and a charter member ot both
the actual existence ot formal holtilltles Calvary and Emmanuel Baptist churches. (
caught tho pit nearly bare ot oucrincs, ' lie was also affiliated with the Trl-City
sellers having become scarcer and carceri Baruca union and a member ot each ot
after It was known that Germany had tho classes wilt attend the funeral,
declined to take a hand In the proposed Besides tho wife, two sons. J. C. John
peace conference at London. son of Buffalo, N. Y., and H. I.. Johnson
nl.es Mn Cent. In Chlci.o. of Omaha; his father, J. H. Johnson.
CHICAGO, July 2S.-Nows of the mo- Princeton. III., and three slstera and
htllzaUon of British battle squadrons came three brothers, survive the deceased,
Just before the gong cleared tho pit. The The active pallbearers at tho funoral
market closed wildly oxclted. with ,Scp- be: c- nosP- w ,0nteB- "
Umber at 81ft cents, a lump of 0 cents n'Weedcn. tl. 8. Benewa. 1. H. l.oomla, .
bushel compared with twenty-four hours 'T- Tunison.
before. The close was at the topmost
point ot the day.
Scenes of wild excitement marked the
close of trading at 1:15 p. in. When trio
1)lg gong sounded three times announcing
the close ot the day the big pit was
crowded with excited, perspiring brokers
'frantically shouting In on effort to exe
cute as many orders as iwsslble before
the expiration ot the time limit.
There were hundreds of men on tho
floor forming a struggling mass and the
tocene enacted will be long remembered
by those who witnessed It. At times the
excitement surpassed anything ot th kind
ever witnessed In the history ot the
The trading closed with September
wheat quoted at W cents a bushel. It
was estimated that business was being
transacted at tho rate of 100,000 a minute.
Estimates of the volume of business
done during the day in wheat varied from
U.000,000 la l,0.'0,.i0 bushels.
This is tho time tho CHICAGO LIMITED departs ; the sleepers aro ready and the
diner is serving at 6 o'clock. You have breakfast before arriving in Chicago at 8:00
A. M.f and aro ready for engagements or eastern connections.
This train of steel and steel framo construction carries chair cars, diner, standard
and compartment sleepers and a library observation car all brilliantly lighted by the
dynamo system of electricity. , Tho schodulo is not fast; it is planned with the intent
of a smooth, restful ride, and a punctual arrival. "Well operated" is the general com
ment about this train.
CARTER LAKE LOT BRINGS
A THOUSAND DOLLARS
Demand for lots at the Carter Lake club
continues to increase ah was evidenced
tills week by the sale of the first tl.OCO
membership and lyt jit the club ground.
The first membership: and lots at the
club were sold at k fraction of that
amount when the clu'bjvas organized two
years ago. and the pilrchaser of the first
11,000 lot and membership Is a man who
already owns o;te lot In the club.
COLORED WOMEN TO HAVE A ,
HOME FOR AGED AND POOR!
Th Negro Womon'a Christian associa
tion" has determined to huy and conduct
a home for aged and Indigent colored
people and for strangers of their race ,
who may have no other place to tj on
coining to the city. ,
The association bns a piece of property
a house and lot In mind at 3029 Plnkney '
etrtt. whlh can be bought for Sl.bQO. It i
would, the women say, mako Juit uil a
pla?e as they desire and they are out ,
colloltlng for the bonoy to buy It. Mrs.
Murtha Smith, president of tho associa
tion; Mrs. Florence Biggs, secretary:
Mrs. Eva Walker, treasurer, together
with Mcdames Frederick and Mooro and
others have the 'solicitation work in
charge. " J
"There is great need for such a head-
. . , t n,M,U ' a u if fPd '
Smith. "I really believe that, aside from
the nerd for aged and Indigent there Is a .
pressing nleed for such place for young
people coming to the city. If they had n j
place to go where ihoy coum nave ine
proper eunoundlngs It might save thm
from other lers wholexome Influences and
have a very vital effett upon their live.
We believe our white friends will see the
good of such a work and help us."
Kin Her Cruahrd and limited,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve Gives sure re
lief. Quickly heals sores, bruliea.-btJrnii
Sc. All drusglts.-AdvertUcment.
MOXOX nt 8:30 a. m. for Louisville.
MICHIGAN CKXTIIAIj at 9:05 a. m. and 10:30
r. in. fpr Now York and Boston, 9:30 a. m. for
Montreal, Canada, etc.
PENNSYLVANIA at 8:40 a. m 10 a. in. and
10:30 a. m. for Washington nnd Now York;
9:30 a. in., Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
LAKE SHORE nt 10:15 a. m. for New York;
10; 30 a. m. for New York, Boston.
IHG FOVll at 9:25 a. m. for Cincinnati.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL at 9:10 a. m. for Now
GRAND TRUNK at 11:05 a. m. for Now York,
3.00 i). in. for Canada and Boston.
"ERIE at 11 a. m. for Now York.
BALTIMORE & OHIO at 11 a. m. for Washington
and New York.
NICKEL PLATE at 10:35 n. m. for New York and
WARASH at 12:04 noon for New York and Boston.
SPECIAL RATE TOURS THROUGH THE EAST
Tho mobt attractive eastern tours, vlu direct nnd circuit routes, that hare
ever heen nnnounccil, Including tours ono way via Niagara Falls, the other
via Washington and Pittsburgh or, one way through Canada, the other
through Washington nnd the Virginias. Let us help you plan n tour that will
include tho recreative and historical regions, the great cities, and routes of
J. B. REYNOLDS, City Passenger Agent,
RLocK protected. 15G2 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb. Telephone D. 1238 or D. 3580.
i WMWiui mi ii mi mmm i
CRUMCON yHl'WH ' '"T L' "THE 1EER OF ABSOLUTE PUR IT V"
A Qreai general Clearance of Men's
and Young Men's Clothing Begins Thursday
WATCH OUR WINDOWS AND ADS
iling Extra j
Closing Out Our High Grade Wash Goods
Crepes, Silk and Cotton Fabrics and all plain and printed
goods, at greatly reduced prices.
$1.00 Ratines 59c
Burton's 2.5c genuine New Cloth 10c
50c double fold Foundation Silk 23c
And oO other lines nt equally pleasing price reductions.
Bath Towels, grand assortment, extra heavy, 30c grade, e.ach. . . .25
Bath Towels, big assortment, good size and weight, regular 25c grade,
Scalloped Pattern Tablo Cloths, full size, pure flax, $2.98, values; at,
Barnsley and Glass Toweling, pure linen, 15c values, yard 10
Onr Popular oniestic Room .
Nowhere elso can you find .such bargains ns tho following:"
JOc Wa-sh Goods for 3c; In fairly good lengths
white goods, dimities, organdies, batiHtes,
satin linings and a largo variety of goods that
sold up to 10c a yard, all on one square" at, a
l"lic Goods for fc Somo from tho bolt, some
remnants of fine wash goods, linings, printed
batistes, etc., sold up to 12 c a yard, at. .5
Half silk wash goods, 26c poplins, 18c poplins,
16c organdies, 26c suitings, 16c toweling, 15c
towels and various goods that sold up to 25c,
at, yard 7 ted and 10J
Special Sale on Linens, Towels, Mus
72x90 Sheets, 50c grade 34
$1.00 a yard linen Table Damask, 7S
$3.00 Napkins, puro linen S1.08
25c Bath Towels, very large 15
18c Bath Towels, very large. . .
Towels, each, from SM uv to 1.00
Nearly every kind of Summer Laces, values from 10c up to
75c; in four big lots. .C 5c, 7c, lZVzC and 39c
Some choice bargains in Shadow Laces Wednesday.
I Big S
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SPECIAL ELBERTA FREESTONE PEACH SALE WEDNESDAY
Wo have a special carload of extra
fancy California Elbcrta Freestone
Peaches which wo are Bolns to glvo
the peoplo of Omaha tho benefit;
and Wednesday we aro going to
put this car on sale at, crate. 80c
This Is fancy fruit; not choice.
If you want California Prult, Day
30 LBS. BEST PUBS CANE SUOAK
48-lb. sack best high srade Diamond
II Flour, every sack guaranteed to
Rive perfect satisfaction or your
money refunded in full, sack, $1,05
10 bars Beat-'Km-AH, Diamond C,
Lenox or Laundry Queen White
Laundry Soap aso
Tho best Domestic Macaroni, Vermi
celli or Spaghetti, pkpr 7Vo
6 cans Oil or Mustard Sardines. . 25o
f. lbs. choice Jnpan lllco .........250
The best hand picked Nayy Hoans,
per lb So
McLaren's Peanut Butter, lb., ISMo
Tho best .Queen. Olives, nuart. . . .35o
Large bottles Worcester Sauce, pure .
1 uiiiaiu i,uiHup,ur 4'icxies, ussoneu
kinds, bottle 8Vio
Advo Jell, for dessert, pkg 7Vdo
Tall cans Alaska Salmon 100
16-oz. cans Condensed Milk.....7Hc
32-oz. Jars pure Krult Preserves. .23o
10 cakes Slleco Scouring Soap... 23c
Yeast l'"oam, pkg. 3c
Grape-Nuts, pkg. lOo
Corn Flakes, pkg. Bo
Golden Santos Coffee, lb 300
Wild Cherry Phosphate or Root Beer,
1 bottlo makes G gallons, bottle lOo
three for 300
BUTTER, CHEESE AND EOO SAX.Z
Tho best strictly fresh guaranteed
Eggs, per dozen 33o
The best Creamery Butter, carton
or bulk, lb 39c
Tho best No. 1 Country Creamery
Butten per lb, ...37c
The best Daisy Table Butter, lb. 24c
Fancy full cream white, - colored or
Young America Cheese, lb 20o
Full cream Brick Cheese, lb 18o
California Qartlett Pears, box. .$2.03
FRUIT AITD VEGETABLE EPT.
15 lbs. New Potatoes for 30o
Tho law requires 15 lbs. to the
peck. Demand It.
Sweet Sugar Corn, per dozen.,'. .7Wc
New Cabbage, per head, 315 and ,8c
6 bunches fresh Radishes 5o
4 bunches fresh Beets or Carrots 6c
Fancy Rlpo Tomatoes, lb. So
4 heads fresh Leaf Lettuce Bo
lanoy Denver Cauliflower, lb. ...10c
Fancy Denver Peas, per quart So
Fancy Wax or Green Beans, lb.. .3ic
4 large Green Peppers for... Bo
Largo Head Lettuce, per head. .IMo
Large market basket Cucumbers 30o
Large market basket Ripe Tomatoes
Large market basket Wax or Green
TRY HAYDEN'S FIRST
LUXUS MERCANTILE CO.
Phone Doug. 1 889 and Have a Case Sent Home
Bargains in practically
new articles in "For
Sale" column; read it
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