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TEATUKES OF INTEREST
CONCERNING PEOPLE, PLACES
AND DOINQS OF THE WORLD.
Courts atitl Crimes Accidents and
Fires, Labor ami Capital Gruln,
titock and Money Markets.
Tun Killed nnd l-'lftccn Hurt In Wreck.
Two persons wero killed and fifteen In
jured In a wreck of two freight trains and
a fast passenger train, 'o. 7, on the IJ. &
O. railroad, which occurred about two
miles from Illoonulalo. Ohio. The engines
uerc completely wrecked anil the mall and
express ears, two biggago cars, two pas
senger coaches and four freight cars were
completely demolished and Liter lmmnil
The. freight train hail stunned fur k.iIit nt.
tlio scene of tho wreck, when another
freight train bora down on It, pushing it
onto tho westbound track. A minute later
uie last ll. it O. passenger train camonlong
urn nign speea. i nree cars or the passen
Rcr train were telescoped. Several train
men were pinned beneath tho wreckage
mm iuosu near uie engine suffered from
Another Outbreak lit Santo Doiniuso.
Tho revolution in Santo Domingo will
not go down. The navy department in
Wns!itnrrtnn rnpnli-n.1 n iilo.m.nl. r...... x-
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val Commander Southerland at Monte
vnrisu. sianng mat wiillo tho terms of
surrender recently negotiated were, being
carried out the revolutionary leaders lo
lated their promises and In the ensuing
ukiii ran omcers, mciuuing (iencral Cepln,
mid six men worn lHfln.1 ti. ..... .i.
does not state whether thoso killed were
rcvoimionarics or government adhcrants.
Tho revolutionists escaped to tho bush.
This probably means an indefinite, contin
uance of the trouble in the northern part
Anto Run Down Gypsy Woman.
.T. V. Tarbell, a prominent and wealthy
young man of Cincinnati, Ohio, whllo
driving his automobile nt Pcples corner,
Walnut Hills, ran over and killed Sirs.
Marj- Johns, a gypsy woman, belonging to
n wandering band at present camping nt
Carthage, a suburb of Cincinnati. The
woman was earning a baby when the
machine struck liw, but threw tho little
one aside and It was not injured. Tarbell
was arrested and a charge, of manslaugh
ter placed against him.
Frli-litflll Pinaster In France.
Pans special: A terrlblo explosion oo
cured In a coal mine In the Courrlero dis
trict of the Pas do Calais, eighteen miles
from llethune. It lias been learned that
tint of 1,793 men who descended into tho
pits to work, only 531 have como up, leav
ing 1,20-1 burled in tho three pits, itescuo
parties that hate como to tho surfaco say
that all further attempts at rescuoiro use
less, tho g tileries of tho miuo having
Passenger Tralun Collide Ilcad.nn.
The llurllngton passenger trains Nos. 1
and 11 collided head-on two miles west of
Akron, Colo., on a curvo In a deep cut.
George 11. Sherwood, mall weigher, was
killed ami four other trainmen were In
jured, tw o seriously. Tw o engines, a mall
car and a baggage enr were reduced to
wreckage. 'o passengers were serlouslj
inlurril. It Is sld ilin urr.i.1.- un. f.iMw..i
jiy the failure of the operator at Brush to
ucuu'r uu urucr.
A Wcdilliiir In HIkIi Life.
In sight of more than 10,0j(J people, whe
crowded tho streets and allejs for the
blocks In all directions and with house, torn
and roofs dotted with men and women,
weorge r. i.eniers aim jnss ora i). Wil
liams were married at Bransvllle. Ind.. on
top of the gas tompanj 's new smokestack,
-;- icei uwu iiiu grounu.
Operators l'.slublUh Publicity nurcuii
A nubllcltv bureau rru-prlni. itfrmflnti....
in the anthracite dispute was cstabllsliou
in JTew York bv tho commlttm if i...
anthracite oiierators now engaged In con
sidering mo miners' demands. The bureat
is for tho purposu of issuing information
upon the progress of tho negotiations be
tween the miners and operators.
Four KUleili Many Hurt.
An cngino running light on the Penn
sylvania railroad near Itadebaugh, Pa .
crashed Into a work train on which wen
nuveniy-iive luiuan laoorers employed or
n new pipe line. Four of tho men wen
killed and thirty-five others Injured.
Knee War In the Pontli.
A race war occurred at Wilmor, Ala., t
small lumber town twenty-four miles wes
or Mobile. Several whites and black
vera killed In the conflict.
Forty Austrian Miners Killed.
"Vienna special: Hy tho collapso of tlii
jrallery staging In Karls mlno at Italble
district of Tan Is, forty miners and oin
engineer wcro killed.
Ur. Ilanch Guilty or Murder.
Dr. Oliver C. Jlaugh was found guilty o
murder in tho first degree by tho Jury u
Da ton, Ohio, after nearly three hour
Pnow Ainlanche Kills Many.
A dispatch from Trondhjem, Norwaj
eays: A miow avalanche, at tho I.ufcto
islands buried a number of fishermen
huts. Rescuers extricated twenty-on
dead and thirty-nine. Injured.
Mrs. Tolln 1:bcucs the Unlloiru.
- ' Tho court of pardons met nt Trenton y
.1., and after n very brief bcssIoh commutei
Mrs. Toll.Vssentenca to seven and a hal
years. Mrs. Tolla was to havo bec-r: exe
outcd March 12. This is tho first tlmo tlm
the death sentence has been commuted U
fwytblng but llfo imprisonment.
BILLBOARDS FOft RELIGION.
Churches nt Colnrndo Are Adver-
The use of the bill board, the poster
mil tho placard to advertise religious ser
vices Is coming into favor In Denver. It
was besun by Ilev. Christian r. Rclsncr,
pastor of draco Methodist Episcopal
church, and If the present rivalry among
congregations in the matter of the con
spicuous display of their advertisements
Is not soon abated theater managers, who
In tho past enjoyed a practical monopoly
of the bill board privileges, may be called
on to pay an ndvanco In the price of
space on tho boards. Not only are the
shurches doing moro advertising than ever
before, but there Is keen rivalry in tho
wording of the advertisements.
This activity dates from last spring,
when Her. Hilly Sunday, the ex-ball play
er evangelist, held meetings In the Colo
rado gold camps. Ho caused all the coun
ty seat towns in tho neighborhood of the
places where he conducted revivals to be
placarded, and families drove for miles
and traveled across the mountains to hear
Sunday Introduced what to Colorado
was an Innovation, in tho form of "stick
era," bearing the legend, "Get flight With
God." These wcro pasted on sidewalks,
on lamp posts, on the windows of street
cars In every place where they would
attract attention. One religious cam
paigner slipped into n fashionable hotel
at Colorado Springs one night nnd pasted
a "sticker" on the bands of all the hats
he could find while the owners were at
The Denver Young Men's Christian
Association has adopted modern methods
In raising money for n new building. It
has set out to collect $200,000 in one
month. The organization has rented n
large storeroom on a prominent down
town corner and there has established
headquarters, much after the manner of
a polltlc-il campaign headquarters. A
chairman receives reports hourly from his
lieutenants, who have certain districts In
charge, like precinct captains, yew sub
scriptions are indicated on a large clock
dial placed high outside tbc building in
plain view from two streets.
The spirit of rivalry has spread to the
Sunday schools, and school cries have
been adopted by the children. When par
ties of pupils from different Sunday
schools meet they give voice to their
cheers with all the enthusiasm of students
of rival colleges.
IVENS ON TRIAL.
Chlriico Youth Clinra-cri with the
Murder fit Mrs. llolllstcr.
Richard Gllnes Ivcns.who was placed
on trial In Chicago Weduesday before
Judge Smith for the murder of Mrs.
rranklln llolllstcr, is 24 years old. Ills
father la a carpenter nnd tho boy had
no bad reputation until he confessed his
crime. In many ways the appearance
of the youth Is not unfavorable. It
was on Jan. 12 that he attacked the
woman nt tho rear of his father's barn
nt 433 Belden avenue. Mrs. Hollster
wns n church worker nnd n choir sing
er nt Wesley Methodist Church.
The first shot by tho defense In the
trial was n vigorous objection to the
admission of nny reference .to Ivcns'
confession, tho prisoner's lawyer claim
Ing that the confession wns extorted
from him by tho "Mvoat box" process of
the police. The court overruled tho oh
Franklin C. llolllstcr, husband of
Mrs. llolllstcr, wns Rut on the Ftand.
no said ho last baw his wife nllvo tho
morning of Jan. 12, before ho started
to work. Tho next day ho identified
her body nt nn undertaking establish
Steel Trust Opposes Strike.
President Corey of the United States
Steel Corporation has brought to bear
all the Influence of tli.it frrivir onrnrie..
Including his twenty-five-year contract
wan mo ruisuurg uoal Company, In
favor of granting an advance to the coal
miners If nwvssnrv tn nnM n otHi-A tm..
ho di-1 in a talk with President Robblns
or tu.j rutsDurg Uoal Company, Tues
day, raying that the steel trust would
not stand for nnv strtkn thnf vm,M ....a
his steel mills to shut down for a single
nay tor lacK ot coal. At tbc same time
George J. Could, representing interests
In the West and South, luis tnlit ihi ),u.
minous operators that they must prevent
siriKO at an uazards. To this end, a
neetiag of the operators was held at Pitts
burg. From Far mid Near.
The Central California Italsln Grow-
srs uompany disbanded at Fresno.
Fire damaged the bulldlnz of tho Hmdi.
iblo Llfo Assurance Society at Memphis
to me ciieuc oi j.-uu.wv.
President Itooscvelt will be invited to
uldress tbo national contention of thi
Travlers' Protective Association In riuf
'alo next Juno on "The American Drum
ner." Frederick W. Seward, '70 years old
bird assistant Secretary of State un'
Icr President Garfield, was knocked down
urn ujuAvu uj uuiuwuuj.t; in nQW
President Watts of the Toledo. Ohio
ichool board, charged that attempts bad
iccn mad.) to bribe him by agents of pub
ishcrs when now books were bought for
tuc ecnoois recently.
SIX HUNDRED StAIR.
Band of Moro Outlaws Extermi
nated by U. S. Troops.
BATTLE LASTS 2 DAYS
Fifteen Enlisted Men and Three of
Constabulary Are Dead.
Fierce r.Rht Tnke Tlncr nn the IIe
of Jolo American 11 f I Tlielr
Cannon 300 Feet, Scale Volcano
nnd Dctror Slronc Fort In Cra
terAll the Defender) of the
Stronghold Are Killed Thlrtr
tivo Soldier Wounded.
An important action between' Amort
can forces and hostile Moras took placo
near Jolo. Fifteen enlisted men were
killed, a commis
sioned oaiccr was
wounded, four en.
BikcKMH "SC1 mcn went
iKfnBB wounded and n na-
I uK 7Nirj0 vnl contingent ope;
ntlng with the mili
tary sustained thir-ty-two
vjfK'r yft iiie Jioros iosi wu
'fa ''t "'en killed.
" Ma lor General
commander of the division of the Phil
ippine, reports ns follows from Jolo,
capital of the Sulu islands:
"A severe action between troops,
composed of a naval detachment anil
constabulary and hostile Moros has
taken place at Mount Dnjo, near Jolo.
Tho engagement opened during tho
afternoon of March G and ended In the
morning of March S.
"The ncton involved the capture of
Mount Dajo, n lavn cone 2,100 fcot
high, with a crater nt Its summit and
extremely steep. The last 400 feet wcro
at an angle of GO degrees and there
wcro fifty perpendicular ridges covered
with n growth of timber and strongly
fortified and defended by an invisible
force of Moras.
"The nrmy casualties were fifteen en
listed men killed, a commissioned offi
cer and four enlisted men woundd.
The naval casualties numbered thirty-
two. Ensign n. D. Cooke, Jr., of the
United States steamer Pampanga, com
manding the Pampanga fort, was se
verely wounded, and Coxswain Gllmore
wns severely wounded In the elbow.
"Tho constabulary casualties were
Captain John R. White, wounded in the
thigh, severely ; three enlisted men kill.
ed nnd thirteen wounded. Captain Ty-
ree Rivers sustained n slight fle3h
wound In the thigh, Lieutenant Gordon
was slightly wounded in the right hand.
Lieutenant Wylle T. Conway of the
Sixth Infantry was slightly wounded In
tbc left eye. All the wounded arc do
"Colonel Joseph W. Duncan of tha
Sixth Infnutry directed the operations.
"All tho defenders of the Moro
stronghold were killed. Six hundred
bodies were found on tho field.
"Tho action resulted In the extinc
tion of a band of outlaws who, recog
nizing no chief, had been raiding friend
ly Moros and, owing to their defiance
of tho American authorities, had stir
red up n dangerous condition of af
fairs." 1 Facts About the Moros.
Jolo, or Sulu, is the capital of the Phil
ippine archipelago of the same name and
Is about 540 miles due south from Manila.
It is the resilience of the sultans of the
Moro3, who have here a large market
place In which fruits and vegetables are
sold. The town has been occupied by
American troops ever since 1S9S, and but
little trouble has been bad with the na
tives, those In the Like region of Min
danao having proved to be the most In
tractable. Moro Is a general designation for the
Mohammedan Malay people with an in
fusion of Semitic blood, living in tho
southern part of the Phiilipplnes, chiefly
in the Sulu archipelago and the adjoin
ing portions of Mindanao. Mohammedan
ism was introduced from Borneo in the
fourteenth century. The Spaniards, who
arrived in lfi2I, wcrc never able to con
quer these races nor to convert them to
the Catholic religion, though many forts
and a few towns were build among them.
MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, President
Roosevelt's particular friend. Is in com
mand of the troops in the Philippine Isl
ands. The entire command is divided into
three departments. In the department of
Luzon, Maj. Gen. J. S. Weston is in com
mand. Brig. Gen. J. A. Buchanan com
mands the department of Visayas. Bflg.
Gen. Casper II. Bliss commands the de
partment of Mindanao.
Moros Desperat Flffhtera.
The Moros are desperate fithtera and
treacherous. The last battle, except that
of a jear ago, was on Dec. 10, 1609. Th
war in the Philippines, much of -which
was against the Moros, may be reriened
War begun May J, 1S0S
Pearo procktlmed July 4, 1902
Duration of war.. 4 yrs., 2 mos., 3 days
Cost of war ?17018,5S0
Kstlmatcd American losses
Permanently disabled 0,000
Interesting News Items.
Three stores and a hotel were damaged
to th extent of 25,000 In a fire at Up
The roller mill of Fiegle Brothers at
Bardwell, Ky., was burned, entailing s.
loss of 523,000.
The paper mill of J. n. Henry & Sons
at Lincoln, N. II., was burned, tbo loss
Ming estimated at 5150,000.
The New York Central Federated
Union decided to abide by tho arbltratioa
agreement with the Building Trades Em
In the Senate Monday numerous bills
on the calendar vera passed, among them
being cne appropriating $100,000 to pay
the expenses of the delegates to the third
annual conference of American States,
one providing for compulsory education in
the District of Columbia and another reg
ulating the selection ot oCcers in the
revenue cutter service. Senator Knox
submitted extracts from the railroad taws
of several States. At 3:3) o'clock the
statehood bill was taken up nnd read and
then Mr. Nelson resumed his discussion
of the measure. IgisIatlon by unanimous
consent under suspension of the rules en
abled the House to pass several bills of
considerable Importance. A resolution of
inquiry as to whether any criminal pros
ecutions have been Inaugurated in the
Northern Securities case was adopted
after some heated debate. Mr. Shackel
ford of Missouri attacked the concentra
tion of power In the hands of the Speak
er In a speech on n bridxe bill. The
Senate measure providing for a delegate
to Congress from Alaska was passed.
Tbe question of enlargement of ths
army by disposing ol contract surgeons
and replacing them with surgeons who
hall be given the rank of army officers
occupied the attention of the Senate for
the greater part of Tuesday. Mr. Hale
criticised the bill severely. Senators Car
ter and Gallimcr also spoke against It,
and Senators Warren and Blackburn In
Its faror. The measure was not disposed
of. Senator Long spoke in behalf of the
statehood bill. Senators Clapp, McCnm
ber and Dn Bois were appointed to confer
with a House committee for the settle
ment of the affairs of the five civilized
tribes of Indian Territory. A unanimous
resolution was pased declaring Anthony
Miclialek a citizen of the United States.
a resident of Illinois and a duly elected
member of the Fifty-ninth Congress. The
bill permitting tobacco growers to sell
leaf tobacco through agents without pay
ing the tax of 0 cents it pound heretofore
chargd was passed without discussion.
The remainder of the day was devoted to
tariff discussion, precipitated by the In
dian appropriation bill.
Two speeches on the railroad rate bill
were made In the Senate Wednesday.
Mr. Scott spoke in opposition to the
pending measure, and Mr. Clapp sup
ported It. The remainder of the session
was devoted to statehood. Messrs. Per
kins nnd Spooncr speaking in opposition.
Under the cover of tha. general debate on
the Indian appropriation bill the House
indulged in a flood of oratory. Mr.
Burke (S. D.) told of the prosperous con
dition o! the Indians: Mr. Kline (Pa.)
advocated reforms In the CVal system;
Mr. Brantley (Ga.) spoke against fed
eral licenses for pilots; Mr. Haughcn
(Iowa) opposed the establishment of a
parcels post; Mr. Gardner (Mas.) urged
additional immigration restrictions, and
Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) defended Henry
Clay from the charge of being a stand
patter. The entire time of the Senate Thurs
day tvns devoted to general debate on the
statehood bill. Messrs. McCumber and
Patterson opposed th measure ns it now
stands, while Mr. Beveridge supported it.
He had not completed hU speech when
adjournment was taken. The House pass
ed th Indian appropriation bill, carrying
57,78523. Only a few minor amend
ments were made. The members then pro
ceeded to cntanglo themselves over tha
bill to abolish the grade of Iientenant
genet a!. The result was an adjournment
for lade of a quorum, but the vote to
consider the bill showed an overwhelming
sentiment in its favor, and it probably
will be passed In due course. The follow
ing resolutions were passed: Calling on
the Secretary of State for the report of
Herbert n. D. Peirce on the condition of
Amcr'ran consulates in the Orient, and
especially Shanghai; requiring the Poit
inastT General to report to the Housa
whether Town Topics is admitted to the
mails and whether the government assists
the puolieation in "its ocupation of ex
tortioe money by blackmail The latter
was from Bourke Cockran.
The Senate Friday pasted a bill for
the admission of a new State to be called
Oklahoma, and to be composed of the
prcseut territory of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory. It was the House Joint state
hood bill with all the provisions relat
ing to Arizona and New Mexico stricken
out. The motion to eliminate thso terri
tories from the measure prevailed by a
vote of 37 to 35. The House railroad
rate bill was made unfinished business.
During the "morning hour" a bill appro
priating 540,000 for the Improvement of
the mouth ot the Columbia River was
passed. The House pajwed 40S private
pension bills and devoted three boars to
the consideration of a bill providing for" a
uniform system of naturalization, the
chief feature of which requires an alien
to write either his own or the EnrlUh
language and to speak and read the lat
ter, and to declare his intention to re
side permanently in the United Bute
before he can become on American citi
zen. It met with many objections. A
rrsoIutloB calling on the Postmaster Gen
eral to Inform the House why the Inda
homa Union Signal of Shawnee, Okhv, U
excluded aa second-class mail matter waa
laid on the table. BoJu houses adjourn
ed nntil Moaday.
Xote of the Jtatloanl Capital.,
Congressman Hopkins urges Congress
to check the flow of dangerous class of
Free distribution of seeds will cease
nnd the government will save $250,000 a
year if Congress approves the recommend
ation of the House committee on agri
culture. Secretary Shaw announces himself in
favor of the reduction of internal reve
nue duty on grain alcohol.
Congressman Hill, speaking for the
army bill, told the House the nation
should prepare for trouble with China.
A great chance for American com
merce in Maarhuria as a result ot Rus
sian development is predicted In a State
Legal experts of House Judiciary com
mitter hold life insurance cannot bo con
sidered commercn between States, nnd
federal legislation on subject, therefor?,
STATEHOOD BILE COT.
SENATE PASSES HALF AND AD
Iaalaa Territory la McrsrJ lata
Xew afat Arlseaa aaU Tirtw 31 ea
feo Are Left Oaf Measare 2Voir
Coea Baelc (a Ilease.
The statehood MIL with Arizona and
New Mexico eliminated, tasscd the
Senate Friday evening by a rote of 37
to 35. Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory are to be adsnittcd Into the Union
as a single Statc.to be known as Okla
homa, nndcr the provisions or the
emasculated measure, which now goes
back to the House for concurrence or
nonconenrrence. Thus has ended, as
far as the upper branch of Congress U
concerned, one of the last of the nota
ble fights over making States out of
territories that ever will agitate the
Previous to the adoption of the
amendment removing the Arizona-New
Mexico joint statehood feature, the
Foraker amendment providing for the
referendum as to those territories bad
been adopted by a rote of 42 to 29.
All. the Democrats with tbc exception
of Senator Clarke of Arkansas, who
was paired against the position of his
party, voted to sttike from the bill as
It came from tha House all reference
to Arizona and New Mexico. The Re
publicans who voted with the Demo
crats were Alger and Burrows of Michi
gan, Buikeley of Connecticut; Carter of
Montana. Flint and Perkins of Cali
fornia, Foraker of Ohio. Galllngcr of
New Hampshire, Uansbrough of North
Dakota, Ueyburn of Idaho, Scott of
West Virginia and Spooner of Wiscon
sin, twelve In alL
For the second time within the last
two years the Senate refused to follow
the lead set by the House in enacting
statehood legislation recommended by
the President. Last session when the
Joint statehood bill was passed by the
Senate It provided for the admission of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory as one
State and of New Mexico as another,
the Senate striking from the bill af
that time all reference to Arizona. The
bill went back to the House, where it
remained until the adjournment of
Congress without any action being tak
en upon it.
Tbc bill passed by the Senate goes to
the House, where the insurgents will
make an effort to have tnc Senate
amendments agreed to without the ref
erence of the bill to committee. Tbey
fear that should the bill reach the com
mittee on territories it will be kept
there until the end of this Congress a
year hence, rather than risk a fight
with the Senate. The insurgents claim
that if the House is given an opportuni
ty to Tote on the Senate amendments
they will be accepted.
The passage of the bill by the Senate
does not end the fight Statehood con
tests are always Important and bard
fought. Few bills have been before
Congress In recent years which have
awakened the degree of Interest shown
in this measure. The debates in both
houses on the subject filled the galler
ies, anil few absentees were recorded
when the votes were taken.
Commerce Commission Iteversed.
Another decision of the Supreme Court
bearing upon the interstate commerce
law was rendered recently as to what
coastitutes illegal pooling of freight traf
fic b7 railroads. The ease was brought
aboa; five years ago by the California
citrus fruit growers' association against
the Southern Pacific and Atchison lines
on the charge that there existed a pool
ing arrangement by which the fruit traffic
for the Hast was apportioned among 153
railroads, and by which joint rates were
fixed. The Interstate commerce commis
sion ordered that shippers might decid;
on the route for their consignments. But
the railroads refused to obey, and the case
was carried to the higher courts. The
decision reverses the commerce coramis
slon'j order by afSrmicg the practice of
joint tariffs. If a railroad agrees to trans
port Leyond its own lice, it might chooss
by what route the goods shall be for
wanbd. The court is also of the opinion
that the routing arrangement tended to
break trp the practice of rebating. The
court also decided that the roads party
to this agreement are not competing roads
within the meaning of the law. At tha
same time that it stopped rebating, the
effect was to end active competition.
Cannon on State Poirers.
A strong protest was made by Speaker
Cannon in his address to the Philadelphia
Union League Club against the present
tendency to seek federal legislation for
evils that the States have power to rem
edy. He referred particularly to tho re
cent appeal ot Gov. Dawson ot West
Virginia to Senator Tillman, saying that
his State was powerless to compel proper
facilities from the railways within its
border. "We are all sovereign men," said
the speaker, "with the power to assert
our rights, yet sometimes we sit supinely
down and cry to the national government
to help ns." When they came to him
with such a plea, he told them to go back,
for they had the necessary power, lis
spoke of the 1,500 bills introduced in the
present Congress, which it would take
ten years of constant rotk to enact.
tUiort Nent TCotea.
An endowment of $125,000 to the New
York Metropolitan museum of art by
George A. Ilearn is announced.
J. I. Harbison remarried his divorced
wlfd at Youngstown, Ohio. Harbison
some time ago killed !. V. Bergman,
whom he found in his wife's room, and
Robert J. Thompson of Chicago, secre
tary ot the Latavctte memorial commis
sion, has written to Washington setting
Oct. 19 us the date for the dedication ot
the Paris monument.
The high Tolnm tt
business exhibits no spr
dal change, aside front
the usual expansion which comes wlt'
approaching spring activity. Wcatheij
condltlons faror the distributive"
branches and construction work, th
Railing producers are exerted in tho
effort to fill orders and the demand tot
raw material b unabated, the marktjtjjl'
reflecting no dccllnttog movement Iflt
consumption or raltiJt. Hides make no
recovery in available supplies an'
prices alljrhtlr tinder those of a month
ago are due to poor quality usually,.'
marketed this time of year.
New building prospects show steads;,
accretion. The season opens up full ot
excellent promise, this involving
consumption of lumber and other ma
teriaU which forces early placing of
heavy orders for futu.e delivery and
gives further strength to prices.
Shipyards hire nil tbc work which
can be completed this year, and lako
navigation offers little Interference to
resumption of freight traffic much ear
lier than, customary. The industrial
situation generally maintains a most
satisfactory osllook, confidence lyelngr
felt that labor questions will have time.
Retail trade for February closed bet
ter than expected, despite the unseason
able mildness which prevailed. Stocks
of heavy clothing were reduced mo-y
than anticipated and other vclnij
wares went into Increased consumption.
although the entire clearance was not1'
Demand has opened up well for
spring goods, and buying at the- State
street stores hi much aided by an un
usual presence of visitors. Interior mer
chants hare attended the wbolcsalfr
markets In large numbers and bring en
couraging reports as to condition
throughout the West and Southwest:
Farm advices are also unusually goo
Country stocks bare been satisfactorily
depleted, money Is freely circulated anal
the outlook strengthens the confidence
of buyers in making commitments. Cur
rent dealings In the principal staples
exceed former aggregates, the demand?
being well distributed in dry goods,
footwear, woolens, clothing and house
hold utensils. Heavy sales also are
made of hardware, sporting goods and)
food products. The shipments of gen '
eral merchandise make the largest vol
ume known, and the bookings entail
additional heavy forwarding this
Railroad earnings of Chicago rcjftss-"
are conspicuously gratifying in tneie
galns, due to enormous freight tonnage
and case In operating equipment
Failures reported In the Chicago dis
trict number twenty-six, against twenty-nine
last week and twenty-one ft
year ago. Dun's Review of Trade.
Favorable features still
largely predominate. Coun
try buyers are more In evi
dence than at any previous time this
year and have bought liberally. Winter;
wheat crop reports arc as good as ever,
and the probability that a general coat
strike may be avoided after all lends
strength to Industry or all kinds. It is
true there Is rather more conservatism
dLsplayed by buyers for the more dis
tant future and prices of some com
modities a ro Lclng shaded, but it is ap
parently regarded as certain that aa
enormous spring business will be done,
that building will approximate. If not
surpass, .last year's huge totals, and
that crcp and trade developments of
the future will take care of next sea
son's trade. Business failures in th
United States for the week ending
March 1 number ISO, ngainst 1SG last
week, 200 In the like week ot 1005, 105
in 1004, 171 In 1903 and 178 In 1902. la,
Canada failures uumber 30, as against
32 last week and 22 in this week a year
go. Bradstreet's Commercial Report.
Chicago Cattle, common to prime,
$L00 to $0.35; hogs, prime heavy, 4.0f,
to $0.40; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 b
So25; wheat. No. 2, 77c to 7Sc; com.
Ha. 2, 40c to 41c; oats, standard, 28c tor
30c; rjs, No. 2. C3c to C5c; hay, tlmo
ay, tSXO to $12X0; prairie, $0.00 te
stlO.00; butter, choice creamery, 23c tn
20c; eggs, fresh, 13c to 15c; potatoes.
-40c to 50c.
Detroit Cattle, $4.00 to $5j00; hogs,
$4.00 to $0.10; sheep, $2X0 to $3.00:.
wheat, No. 2, 81c to 82c; corn. No. 5
yellow, 42c to 44c; oats. No. 3 white,
31c to 22c; rye. No. 2, CIc to C5c
MHaaukee Wheat, No. 2 northern,
74c to 77c; corn. No. 3, 38a to 40c J
oats standard, 30c to 32c; rye. No. lr
01c to C2c; barley, No. 2, 53c to 54e;!
pork, mess, $15.00.
Toledo Wheat, No. 2 mixed, S8c t
S7c; com. No. 2 mixed, 44c to 43c 5
oats. No. 2 mixed, 31c to 33c; rye. No.
2, CO? to 07c; clover seed, prime, $3JK"
" Buffalo Cattle, choice shipping steers,
$1.00 to $5.70; hogs, fair to choice, $4.00
to $0.00; sheep, common to good mlier,'v
$4.00 to $5.75; lambs, fair to choice
$3.00 to $7.25.
New York Cattle. $4.00 to $iC7s
hogs, $1X0 to $0.75; sheep, $3.00 to
$5.50; wheat. No. 2 red, 83c to 85ejl
corn, No. 2, 40c to 4Sc; oats, natural'-
I whit. 35c to 30c; butter, creamery, 24,8
to icj vsj wuxero, iue 10 JOC