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Conditions In the Dry Goods and
Woolen Goods Trade—Visible
Supply of Cotton and Gold
New York, Sept. 15— R. G. Dun A
Co.'s weekly review of trade says.
Volume of trade continues beyond pre
cedent for the period, the and of the
vacation season restoring normal
forces in most occupations, and there
are no Important labor struggles to
handicap progress. Autumn distribu
tion Is very heavy, traders as a rule
preparing for needs well into the fu
ture, while mercantile collections are
quite as prompt as could be expected
in view of the tight money market.
There is some uncertainty In primary
market for cotton goods, on account
of the expectation of lower prices in
response to cheaper raw material, but
as yet no concessions are offered. De
mand for woolen fabrics Is also some
what irregular, although fancy worst
ed are withdrawn because of the well
sold condition, and other leading in
dustries report great activity and
strength. Prices of commodities rose
during August In the aggregate, dairy
and garden products supplying most
of the advance. Dun's index number
on September 1 being $104,287,
against $102,985 a month previous.
Compared with the position a year
ago, the advance is 4 per cent.
Railway earnings for the first week
of September exceeded the earnings of
1905 by 7.9 per cent.
Textile fabrics continue in the po
sition of uncertainty that aas pre
vailed for some week.
Footwear manufacturers in New
England report a healty tone in spring
business, western wholesalers buying
freeiy and large retailers who buy dii
rect are operating extensively for next
season's styles.
Commercial failures this week in
the United States as reported by R.
Lr. Dun & Co. are 174, against 133 last
week, 170 the preceding week, and 194
Lae corresponding week last year.
Failures in Canada number 26, against
S last week, 14 the preceding week and
29 for the corresponding week of last
The Woolen Good* Trade.
Boston, Sept. 15.—The Commercial
Bulletin, basing its report on statis
tics gathered for the government,
says: There is continued activity in
worsted and clothing wools, although
individual transactions are not of par
ticularly large volume. The larger
mills are not operating to any extent,
and many opinions in relation to their
inactivity are being advanced. Some
merchants say that the opening of the
ball by the American Woolen Oo. is
being awaited, while others claim that
buyers are hanging back until the
course of the coming London auctions
shall have been determined. Dealers
have great faith In the holdings, and
they feel that the general prosperity
of the country will have a sustaining
effect on wool values. The American
Woolen Co. has bought large lines of
territory wool at St. Louis, and their
activity is taken as an indication of
substantial purchases on the local
market shortly.
As Bradstreet's Sees It.
New York, Sept. 16.— Bradstreet's
says: An Immense business is doing
In the west and northwest, southern
jobbing trad® shows expansion and
inability to get adequate supplies of
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many lines of goo s s e main su
j®Ct of complaint at eastern markets.
beptember, like ^K" 8 *' *P p ®" 8
scor ng Official
sponding month a year ago. Official
crop reports confirm previous public
and private advices of very large if
not record yields, but price and trafflo
conuitions are a bar to free movement,
Car shortages are no longer subjects
of speculation, but are an accom
pllshed fact, and terminal facititiei aro
so unequal to the strain. Money Is
rather easy, especially at the east,
where large gold imports on special
terms have weakened rates.
New York Dry Goods.
New York, Sept. 16.—The dry
goods trade ls steady. Buyers com
plain of great scarcity in wide sheet
goods. Cotton yarns more active, bul
without any special stiffening is
prices. Raw wool firm. New Eng
land buyers who have been in th<
market in large numbers complain ol
the scarcity in many lines for quick
Hester's Cotton Statement.
New Orleans, Sept. 15.—Secretary
Hester's statement of the world's vis
ible supply of cotton shows a total of
1,751,661 bales, against 1,741,249 last
week. Of this the total of America*
cotton Is 919,661 bales, against 872,949
last week.
Large Receipts for Foreign Mfeeions.
Boston, Sept. IS.—The American
board of commissioners for foreign
missions, which closed Its fiscal year
Tuesday, announced the largest re
ceipts In the history, $913,169. This
Is a gain over the previous year of
Allen Northern was caught In gin
aaws, at Italy, Tex., and received In
juries which resulted in his death.
Isolated People Finally Rescued by
Wilmington, N. C.—For six or eight
hours upward of 200 men, women and
children were cut off from the main
land, in imminent peril, while cottage
and railroad property was damaged to
the extent of from $8,000 to $10,000 by
fierce northeast storm which swept
Wrightsville Beach, nine miles east of
Wilmington, today.
The storm came without warning, and
hundreds of cottagers on the beach re
ceived their first intimation of danger
upon awakening to find breakers sweep
ing across the beach to the sound and
rolling up high on the mainland, two
miles beyond. A trolley car kept at
the beach in case of an emergency took
about twenty-five early risers across the
sound on the trestle which was swept
away by the waves.
Those left at the beach were afraid
to cross the trestle, which gave way im
mediately after the last car reached the
mainland. The storm increased in fury
until noon, when the rescue work was
begun by a number of anxious ones.
They sent surf boats across the channel
at great risk, bringing first the women
and children and later the men, the last
of the number being brought over at 5
o'clock this afternoon.
By Governor Folk—The Case an
Interesting One.
Jefferson City, Mo.—United States
Senator Carmack of Tennessee and a
number of bankers, ministers, county
officials and private citizens of that
State, joining with the prosecuting at
torney in the case, have secured execu
tive clemency from Gov. Folk for Ar
thur Austin of Tennessee, whose home
adjoips the former home county of Gov. j
Folk. He was sentenced to serve a J
term of ten years from March 17,1904, j
having been convicted of murder in the
second degree in Cape Girardeau.
The case is an interesting one, in that
Austin was a visitor at his brother's
home in Cape Girardeau county when
the killing occurred; that this brother
is serving a 25-year term for complicity
in the same crime* and that the man
who actually did the killing has not
been apprehended. The killing grew
out of a dispute over a partition fence,
and the papers in the ca3e, filed with
the order of commutation, state that
Carrie Johnson, the woman who was
the victim of the crime, first fired with
a Winchester rifle. It was conceded
that this boy, who was the youngest, j
did nothing more than drive the wagon
away with the party who are alleged
to have committed the murder.
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After 11111^^ Experience, ey an
Wot u _ lrlt0 Umted Htate8
Galveston, Tex.—Two Austrians were
deported today on the North German
Lloyd steamer Bradenburg, who had
most unusual experiences in getting
into this country. They hoboed their
way from their native land over 20,000
miles to get in through West Texas,
where they were detected and arrested
after enjoying but two months of Amer
ican ];{<, and much 0 f t h a t time in
prison i
From Europe they wen t around South
A i d t.liroue-h Mexico cross
f dip toTexas and finaUv reached San
ed ( l 1 , d h y " , '
Antonio, where they were apprehended
b - v lmmlf ' Tr 1 atl , on autbontles an(l taked
into custody for stealing Into the United
States without complying with imrai
gration laws. Their names are Peter
Podakorick and Blanse Kavacjovies.
To the United States Now Beach
Over Ten Millions.
Washington.—Special Agent Charles
^ Pepper, who was sent to Egypt to
rt upon fche prospects for increased
trade with that country, says the im
P° rts from Egypt have reached nearly
s10 00()0 a 0 w hii e in return direct shin
$10,U00,W0, wnue in return direct ship
meats of goods from the United States
rarely exceed $1,0< 0,000, and in some
years have fallen below *500,000. The
total foreign commerce of Egypt in
1895 was a little more than $100,000,000.
Mr. Pepper says that it will in less
than five years amount to $260,000,000,
one-half of which will be imported
goods. For the fiscal year 1906 this
country has taken from Egypt $9,391,
621 worth of goods and has sold to that
country $1,103,128 worth.
American locomotives at one time
had a foothold in Egypt, and American
bridge builders were in high favor, but
recent shipments by English firms has
led the government to purchase its
supplies largely from Great Britain
and Belgium.
Clears for Havana.
New Orleans, La.—Carrying 658
horses, the steamer Transit was cleared
for Havana today by the Cuban consul
here. The Transit was scheduled to
sail last week with horses for use by
the Cuban government, but was delay
ed by quarantine regulations.
Killed His Neighbor.
Minden, La.—Charles Bradley, a
prominent farmer, reported Tom Mar
tin to the authorities for trapping fish,
in violation of the State law, and Mar
tin was fined. He vowed vengeance,
however, and two nights ago Bradley's
horse was poisoned and his orchard de
stroyed. This afternoon at § o'clock
Martin came into town*, and just as he
was hitching his horse in the courthouse
square Bradley shot him to death.
Bradley is in jail under a charge of
murder. Both men lived about three
miles from town and were neighbors.
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Americans Are Appealing Frantically
for Intervention by Uncle Sam.
to Protect Them.
bound for Cuba, is going there to pro
te ct
Washington, Sept. 12.—The cruiser
Des Moines, which sailed from Norfolk
American interests, but it is
known that the mission involves more
than that. She is to take President
Palma aboard the vessel in. case the
situation there becomes desperate.
This purpose Is not admitted by
the officials at the navy department.
The statement comes from other re
liable sources.
Such an incident, of course, would
be the first step toward intervention,
president Palma can obtain American
the fuU prot ection of this government,
as indicated by the sailing of the cruis
e r, although an air of profound mys
tery permeates the state and navy de
partments when the subject is men
administration regards the situation
in Cuba as critical and there is con
siderable doubt on its part as to the
ability of President Palma to quell the
insurrection, which is growing in pro
portions, despite the fact that the re
be * 8 bav ® f " J^* 088 ® 8 '
FrantIc a f'P eaIs from American in
terests are being recelved at tbe de '
partment of state every day. These
appe al s for protection do not reach the
department direct from Cuba, but
come from the domeaic representa
tives of the concerns involved,
The department has received a com
aid if he asks for it, hut he will not
ask until he has exhausted every other
American interests in Cuba will have
It cannot be longer denied that the
plaint from Americans in Cienfuegos,
stating that conditions there are be
coming worse every day; that they
are losing their property because of
^lie raids of the insurrectionists.
Two Mere Cruisers,
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 13.—There are
mysterious moves on foot of protected
cruisers to southern waters, and no
clews are offered as to their destina
tIon or course other than sealed or
™\ Mng 8tores aboard at Port8 .
navy yard and lt ls understood
are t0 foUow the cruiser
Deg Molnea southward,
The Tacoma and Cleveland
Two Killed In Collision.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 13.—John Wal
ley a mo t 0 rman, and Annie Giesow,
a passenger, were Instantly killed, and
two other passengers Injured, but not
seriously, as the result of a collision
at 11 o'clock Tuesday' night between
a freight' car pushed by a switch en
gine, and a street car at Thirteenth
and Leavenworth streets.
Trolley Strikes a Carryall.
Chicago, Sept. 13.—A carryall con
taining a party of young people, re
turning from Manhattan Beach, was
struck by an electric car at Jeffrey
avenue and Seventy-fifth street. Geo.
Woods, 21, was crushed to death be
neath the car, and eight others of the
carryall party were Injured.
Tenneaaeeana Won't Indorse.
Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 13.—By a
vote of 42 to 29, following a two hours'
heated debate, the democrats of the
Second Tennessee congressional dis
trict, assembled here in convention,
refused to adopt a minority platform
resolution Indorsing unreservedly
William J. Bryan and his Madison
Square Garden speech.
Gov. Folk at Hit Desk.
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 13.—For
the first time since his Illness, Gov.
Folk appeared at his office Wednes
day morning. He said he felt much
Improved, and expected to be himself
again by the last of the week.
Were Only Waiting an Opportunity to
Get Near the Emperor While Ho
Was Reviewing Troops.
Breslau, Prussia, Sept. 12.—A plot to
assassinate Emperor William during
the present army maneuvers in this
region has been frustrated through
the activity of the secret police. Three
anarchists Involved In the conspiracy
against the monarch are now under ar
The prisoners are an Italian an
archist named Mataccl, a Pole by the
name of Landenberger and a Czech
anarchist named Fliegner. Documents
found in the possession of the the
prisoners show conclusively that they
were associated with the inner circle
of the international organization ot
anarchists, and that the kaiser's death
was plotted by this organization. The
plans for the attack on the emperor
had been carefully arranged.
The conspirators were only waiting
an opportunity to get near the emper
or while he is attending the maneuvers
Defendants In Standard Oil Case
Demand Separate Trials.
Findlay, O., Sept. 12.—John D. Rock
efeller has pleaded "not guilty" to all
charges brought against the Standard
Oil Co. by Prosecutor David in the lo
cal courts. The defendants In the va
rious cases against the pipe lines en
tered their pleas. Each demanded a
separate trial by jury. To make this
possible Judge Baker adjourned the
September term of the court to the
first Monday In October. It has not
been definitely settled whether the
trials will begin that day, although it
is stated that this will be the case.
Cleared By a Dying Confession.
Newkirk, Okla., Sept. 12.—Judge B.
Thainer has ordered the release from
Lansftig (Kas.\ penitentiary of Allen
Harpgter, who is serving a life sen
tence for the murder of John Julien,
at Ponca, at Ponca City. The dying
confession of Byron Cole, who was
shot by a sheriff's posse in Quay coun
ty recently, clears Harpster, Cole hay
ing confessed the crime. Harpster
must furnish $5,000 bail.
Bullet in Brain and Lives.
Philadelphia, Sept. 11—All of the dl
ett, a bank clerk, of Catford, stood
in the Margate police court with a
bullet in his brain, to answer a charge
of attempted suicide. The bullet was
one of two which entered Beckett's
head July 23 last, when he shot him
self at Margate. The second bullet
was extracted, but the other, the doc
tor said, was sunk four inches In
Beckett's brain and could not be re
The Crime of an Unknown.
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 13.—James
Mackney, negro, is dead; Leigh Leads,
negro, is in a critical condition, and
Ed Douglas, negro, sustained two
I shot wounds, while a carload of pas
sengers became panic -stricken as the
result of an unknown person firing a
load of birdshot at a car on the Ocean
View line.
Stensland and Herlng Indicted.
Chicago, Sept. 12.—The grand jury
voted indictments aganst Paul O.
Stensland, former president of the
Milwaukee Avenue state bank, and
now under, arrest in Tangier, and
Henry W. Herlng, the ex-cashier now
confined in the county jail In this city.
No More Panama Hata.
Guayaquil. Ecuador, Sept. 12.—
Earthquakes In Ecuador are threaten
ing the future of the whole Panama
hat Industry. The great straw fields
of the Maiglar Celto district of Ecua
dor have been almost totally de
Eight Killed In Wreck.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 12.—In a wreck
gpn the Western & Atlantic railroad,
the state road, at Ringgold, Ga., En
gineer W. W. Fisher, Atlanta, and
seven others were killed.
Woman and Her Newly-Born Child,
at Siedlce, Killed By a Vol
ley From Troops.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 13.—The Ga
eette says: Zenade Konopliankopo, the
girl who, on August 26, assassinated
Gen. Min at Peterhof, and who was
sentenced to be hanged, has been ex
The soldiers on duty at Warsaw,
enraged at the continuance of mur
ders by the terrorists, are acting with
great brutality. Gov.-Gen. Skallon is
taking energedc steps to prevent an
attack on the Jews.
Woman and Child Killed.
At Siedlce, as a man was taking his
wife and newly-born child to a hos
pital, they were fired upon by the sol
diers, and the wife and child were
Five political prisoners at Harbin
have been killed and 114 wounded In
a fight with their guards, following an
attempt to escape.
It is stated that the reason the
dowager czarina has not landed from
the imperial yacht Polar Star, which
is in the harbor of Copenhagen, Is
that she is ill.
For Killing a Poacher.
Grodno, Sept. 13—On the private
hunting estate of Eperor Nicholas, at
Belowezh, the peasants rose, killed a
guard and beat a sergeant of police
and his assistant for killing a poacher.
Another Assassination.
Warsaw, Sept. 13.—Col. Jakovlolf,
chief of the transfer prison, was shot
and killed Wednesday evening, while
driving in a cab in the city. His as
sassin escaped.
He and Henry Watterson Walk Arm
in Arm Down Crowded Hall.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 13.—At his
speech in Louisville, William Jennings
Bryan made a more explicit statement
as to his position on railroad owner
ship. He doubtless deemed this nec
essary, as his speech at New York
aroused more opposition in this sec
tion of the country that elsewhere, it
is stated. He read a lengthy, care
fully-prepared statement of his posi
iton, and declared "the making of
platforms rested with the voters of
the whole party, and I never have and
never will try to force my opinion, or
any few men's, on the people." While
making this statement Mr. Bryan inti
mated, plainly, that nothing has as yet
occurred to shake his faith in the ulti
mate necessity for railroad control by
the government.
Mr. Bryan received a warm welcome
and addressed a crowd of 12,000 en
thusiastlc people. He was welcomed
to Kentucky in an address delivered
by his former political party opponent,
Henry Watterson. The other speaK
ers preceding Mr. Bryan were Sena
tor Cormac of Tennessee, and Sen
ator W. J. Stone, of Missourt. Mr.
Bryan entered the room leaning on
the arm of Mr. Watterson. There
was a demonstration that la3tel ten
minutes. Mr. Watterson said In brief -
"I recognize our chieftain in the ap
proaching conflict, Mr. William Jen
nings Bryan, of Nebraska. It costs
me no sacrifice, either of personal
preference, or pride of opinion, to
make this declaration. Mr. Bryan and
I have not always agreed as to the
means; we have never disagreed as
to the end. He grew to manhood un
der my teaching. At times 1 raised
the warning finger of the school mas
ter, and even threatened the rod, but
he was big enough, and old enough,
to stand it, and survive it, and has
triumphed in spite of it. I too have
lived and learned apace."
President of Junta Is Sent From El
Faso to Sonora.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 14.—'Abram
Jose Salcido, president of the Douglas
junta of Mexican revolutionists, has
been turned over by United States Im
migration Inspector George Webb, at
that place, to the Mexican authorities.
Salcido has been taken to Hermosillo,
capital of Sonora.
He was deported, it is said, on order
of the secretary of commerce and la
bor, on the grounds of being an un
desirable foreigner.
Iowa Populists.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 12.—Aider
man J. L. Hamery, of Des Moines, la.,
was nominated for governor by the
populist party of Iowa. When ap
prised of his nomination, Hannery
said that he would not accept. The
platform declares for municipal own
ership If public utilities and govern
ment ownership of railroads and tele
graph and telephone lines.
Reduced Passenger Rates.
New York, Sept. 12.—The Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western railroad an
nounces that the passenger rate on
that road will be placed on a basis of
2%c a mile, beginning on November
l, or as soon thereafter as the filing
of tariffs under the new law wlH per
First Man to Estimate Crop From Field
Dies in New Orleans as a Re
sult of an Accident.
New Orleans, Sept. 13.—Henry M.
Neill, at one time the most prominent
figure in the world in the cotton busi
ness, whose estimates of the sizes of
the crops swayed the market price for
an entire season, was accidentally
killed by a street car Wednesday
He was 78 years old, but still active.
He was waiting for a car about noon
at the corner of Sixth and Coliseum
and stood too near the track. He
was struck and thrown several feet.
He died of the shock several hours
Mr. Neii was an Englishman and
came here In 1549 as a cotton buyer.
He was the first man who ever went
into the cotton uelds and surveyed the
ground condition and based his esti
mates on the actual facts. He sent his
estimates to the firm of Neil Bros, of
London, who published them widely
up to fif*een years ago.
He was regarded as the world's lead
ing authority on the cotton crop of
the United States. He made the esti
mates every year in the early part of
the season, and when the actual figures
camejout on September 1 he was al
ways near the mark. On the crop
just completed his estimate was very
near the actual figures.
Mr. Neill's wife died several years
He leaves two brothers In Lon
time, but met with reverses in later
He was quite wealthy at ona
Jewels Are Taken From Under Own
er'* Pillow On Train.
Baltimore, Md., Sept 12.—Sol Ur
bach, a diamond merchant of 47 and
49 Maiden Lane, reported to the po
lice that he had been robbed of $40.
000 worth of diamonds and a watch
while on a sleeping car en route from
New York to Baltimore.
Urbach came on the night train and
said that he went to his berth when
the train left Philadelphia. He placed
the diamonds under his pillow and
went to sleep, rising after the train
reached the station.
Most of the passengers had left
the train when Urbach placed his
hand under his pillow and found the
gems gone. The jewels are unset, and
the difficulty of tracing them will be
Head-On Collision on the Canadian Pa»
cific Railroad.
Sudbury, Ont., Sept. 13—Twelve
persons are known to be dead and
12 injured as the result of a head-on
collision between two Canadian Pv
cific passenger trains at Azilda, seven
miles west of Sudbury.
The third section of a harvesters'
train was standing at Azilda waiting
for the east-bound express, when the
fast train came along and crashed
Into It. It is said that the engineer
of the express was unable to stop,
as the air brakes did not respond.
Minister Graves Presents Mr. Fran
cis at Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sept. 13.—King Oscar
received David R. Francis of St. Louis
Thursday. The exchanges were most
Mr. Francis handed to tho
king a gold medal and a diploma com
memorative of the Louisiana Purchase
exposition, and his majesty expressed
his gratification with the bestowal.
Charles M. Graves, the American min
ister, accompanied Mr. Francis and
introduced him to the king.
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WHEAT—No. 2 Red
CORN—No. 2 .
OATS—Mixed. -r —
PORK—Mess .IS 75 0 19 25
LARD—Western Prime.. 8 75 © 8 80
Pat's.. > 75
I 10
CATTLE—Native St'rs.. 6 15
HOGS—Fair to Choice.
FLOUR—Patents . ... 3 50
Other Grades .
WHEAT—No. 2 Red....
No. 3 Red.
CORN—No. 2 .
OATS—No. 2 .
RYE—No. 2 .
BUTTER—Creamery ...
LARD—Choice Steam .. .
PORK—Standard Mess. .
CATTLE—Native St'rs.
HOGS—Fair to Choice..
FLOUR.—Winter Pat i.. 3 20
WHEAT—No. 2 Red...
Spring Patents .
WllEAi'—No. 2 Red...
CORN—No. 2 .
OATS—No. 2 .
RYE—No. 2 .
LARD—Per 100 lbs.
CATTLE—Native St'rs. 6 7$
HOGS—Fair to Choice.
WHEAT—No. 2 Red.
CORN—No. 2 White.
OATS—No. 2 White.
HAY—Choioo Timothy . 9 12 00
6 50
5 20
5 50
3 65
3 05 «i> 3 75
S 35
15 25
6 SO
5 85
6 55
51 3 45
! i'66
t 50
17 02
■ M
6 60
FLOUR—Hl*h Grade... 4 00
CORN—No. 2 Mixed
HAY—No. 1 Timothy... 16 50
COTTON—Middling . ..
WHEAT—No. 2 Red..
STEERS—G'd to Prime. 6 50
UOGS—Fair to Choloe.. 6 16
4 50
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