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VOL. LI. NO. 140.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SAT D RDAY, A PHI I, 12, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PEACE IN STEEL PLANTS
Republic Company Signs Amalgamated Asso
THOUSANDS OF WORKMEN ARE AFFECTED
Believed a Big Strike
ployed in Anthracite Mines.
Wheeling, W. V..., April J:.' At a
con ference bfiweea the officers anil
wage committee of the Amalgamated
Association of Irin. Steel and Tin
Workers and the official. of the Re
public Iron and .Steel company, the
scale for the year beginning July 1
was signed. It is the same as last
Twenty-five tliousnnd workers re
:iffectetl. The agreement means no
strike or shutdown this summer.
Itlc Strike In Prospect.
IndianaiMilis. Ind.. April 12. The
national executive hourd of the L'nit
ed Mine Workers, after a week's ses
sion', adjourned today without mak
ing public the Mlicy adopted regard
ing? the anthracite coal field trouble,
further than, to announce the matter
had leeii left in the hands of Presi
dent Mitchell 'Mid the anthracite dis-
SURPRISE FOR WARE
Kansan Not fjookiiiR for Plum lland
el Prom Wash
Topeka. Kan.. April 12. Kugene
Ware was muc!i surprised wl..-u he
learned of his apoiiitmcnt to the po
sition of pension commissioner, which
E. F. WARL
wns announced at Washington yester
lay. "I have not at any time made
application for the place," said he,
"and have ot exerted myself to the
extent of sending in a Mingle letter of
recommendation. The president men
tioned to me during my last visit to
Washington, whi'e I was there help
ing Attorney 4iener.il (iodard in the
Colorado-Kansas irrigation case. I
have not received any official notice
of my apiHjiiitment. and until I receive
It I will not say whether or not 1 will
acept the place."
Wsye lias met Roosevelt only three
times, but the president knew him
through his writings for Ware Is
something of a joet us well as a law
yer and politlctian. His writings are
vigorous and masterly and have teen
translated Into several languages. He
is a veteran of the civil war, with a
Seven in as Many Different locali
ties in Chicago
Chicago. April 12. After they had
extinguished ten fires yesterday, caus
ing' a loss of $2Moo. the firemen of
South (Jhicago at daybreak today
were called upon to contend against
seven, fires in as many different lo
calities, all breaking out within the
space of two hours. They are sup
)xsed to have leen of incendiary 'or
igin. The total loss exceeds $."0.000.
Pipeman Patrick McCormick, nt en
gine company No. 19. was killed b
falling? walls during the destruction
yesterday of the mammoth Tashmoo
apartment, building., formerly known
as the IJenfost, Fifty-first street and
Cottage drove avenue.
HULL DIES IN TEXAS
Chicago Capitalist and Politician
Succumbs to Pneu
monia. Beaumont, Texas, April 12. Perry
AHull, of Chicago, capitalist and wl
itician. died early this morning of
Chicago. April 12. William Dodd.
for more than 20 years connected
with the passenger department of the
Chicago ' & Northwestern railway,
died today, of appendicitis.
is Planned by Men Em
trict officers, pending1 a result of ne
gotiations of the civic federation
committee. It is intimated, howevc
that preparations were made for a
general strike immediately on the ex
piration of the thirty-day truce be
tween the miners ami ojerators.
April 27, if the oerators refuse to
St. Joe Strike Off.
St. Joseph. Mo., April .12. The
strike of union car careiiters, which
began here two weeks ago will lie
declared off today. The men have
been granted an increase of five cents
Laborer Iteturn to Work.
Chicago, April 12. Two hundred la
borers returned to work on the new
Hock Island d-pot today at the pre
vious r"ate of wages. It is lielieved
the strike is broken.
faines M. Brenton, Des Moines, Tips
the Scales at :iOO
Ies Moines. la.. April 12. James M.
Brenton. UepuHit-aii mayor-elect of
this city, whose victory at the iolls as
tonished this community. Is a man
whose career is not all ahead of hiiu
lie is a good example of what y
oilinis of pluck and perseverance will
do In jHlitlis and elsewhere.' As a
loy he preferred learning blacksniith
ing to lessons. He was big and
strong, and made a good workman and
a star athlete and ball player.
When he grew to manhood he de
elded lie a school teacher and earned
fume by his ability to manage the
roughest schools. After taking up his
resMience in Des Moines he went into
the ice business. Then he took the
stump as a spaker. was elected coun
ty superintendent, gave up that oilice
to run for mayor and was chosen by
u big majority.
HOD CARRIERS' STRIKE
Chicago I'nioii to Go Out
fiance or Ofti
oers. in De-
Chicago. April 12. Fifteen hundred
hod carriers have decided to go on a
strike for 2 cents an hour. The strike
will throw .s.inni men out of employ
ment before the end of the week, as
the other building trades will find it
impossible to continue without the hod
carriers. The men demand J!o cents
sin hour commencing June 1. but the
Contractors' association refused to con
sider the proisisitioii. The strike will
lie inaugurated by the men as Individ
uals, the otilcials of the Hod Carriers'
uuion having refused to sanction the
request for the desired Increase.
Herman Lilian, who organized the
hod carriers in Chicago six years ago.
resigned from the union as a result
of the decision to strike. The reason
the officials refused to countenance the
strike was because It was in violation
of an agreement made some time since
with the bosses. The men, some of
them, say their officials were loiight
to make the agreement, and thus justi
fying their violation of contract.
He Was Raised In Nebraska. ""
Beatrice. Neb.. April 12. William
A. Jones, who Is under arrest In De
troit. KUKectel of murdering fJeorge
II. Heywood. was raised in this city.
He lived with his mother and sister
on a farm adjoining this city for many
years. He had no profession but was
employed several years as a laliorer
at the waterworks. In l!r he moved
to Lincoln, where he married. He later
was separated from his wife, who
moved to Omaha.
Peace Stories Are All Fake.
London, April 12. In the house of
commons at midnight yesterday Bal
four, the government leader, dec lared
that the government had no informa
tion concerning the peace rumors, and
that there was , v.o foundation for
Iowa Legislature lias Closed.
Des Moines, Ia April 12. The scr
rIoii of the twenty-ninth general ls
Kcinhly of Iowa closed at 8:1." last
evening, though officially It Is supposed
to have adjourned at noou. A bill was
passed requiring the state executive
council to tlx the tax levy in V.Ki to
raise ?2.:;0,04iOt and In V.MKi to raise
Water Pipes Clogged by fltu
Ssginaw, Mich-. April 12. The pres
ence of small tish in the water pipe
In Saginaw's water supply system I
still a great annoyance aud cause for
expense. During the winter aiu spring
plumbers have reaped a ha r rest lu
cleaning out pipes. One plumber de
clares he has removed a tou of fish
since the trouble began.
Officer Accused of Savage War
Speaks in Justification of
CALLS UP NOTABLE PRECEDENTS
Including What Was Done in the
War Against the Boxers
Manila, April 12. Major Littleton
W. Waller, of the marine corps, who
i. being tried by court martial on the
charge of executing Samar natives
without trial, addressed the court yes
terday. The major said he was either
right or wrong in his actions, and add
ed that he desired to cite five prece
dents which came under the head of
his own case. He alluded to the naval
battle at Santiago and the humaiiity
he had shown to Spaniards who were
captured, and said he had many let
ters from Spaniards thanking him for
the kindness lHhad shown them. Con
tinuing, the niajr said that in 1.NS2
he was with the British forces in
Kgypt. where Arabs captured pickets
of Pengal cavalry, decapitated the
prisoners and placed their heads on
How tbe llritUh Retaliated.
Afterward all the Arabs who were
caught were shot without trial. Dur
ing the campaign lu China the Chinese
mutilated the dead and tortured the
wounded to death. Consequently when
a Boxer or a fanatic was captured he
was executed immediately, without
reference. This was true in the ease
of the troops of every nation in China.
It was true during the three weeks
he commanded the Americans there.
But the same thing occurred later,
when he was no longer in command.
Xo protest was made, ami he had
every right to believe that his acts
were approved, so far as the Tinted
States forces were concerned. He
knew they were approved by those of
Native of Samar Hear the Ilelt.
"It is impossible to conceive such
treachery as that of the natives of
Samar," said the major. "They revel
in blood, and have an apjietite for
wanton sacrilege of the human body.
These fiends stole Captain Cornell's
(lass ring, tilled the soldiers' bodies
with jam and jelly, and attempted to
murder my command. I shot them. I
honestly thought then that 1 was right,
and I believe so now. Xeither my pini
Ie nor the world will believe me to
be a murderer."
Marl Defends II U C lient.
Captain Arthur T. Marix, marine
corps, representing Major Waller, in
a I on -etui argument maintained that
Waller's action--, were justilied -by
martial law. quoting numerous author
ities on the subject. Captain Marix
also said he regretted very much that
the prosecution had seen tit to call
tlcneral Smith. He claimed that all
the testimony went to show that the
major was just Hied. At the close of
the arguments for the defense the
general feeling was that the result of
the trial will be the acquittal of the
BOXING HATCH TANGLED
Threat of Litigation to Prevent a V iola
tion of Contract.
Kansas City. April 12. Tommy
Kv.in has received a telegram from
Dr. Ordway. I'nited Mates representa
tive of the Xational Sporting club, of
London, stating that if he insists on
im'etlng Jack O'Brien at Louisville
May o. he (Ordwayi will commence le
gal proceedings at once to prevent the
light, as it. was a violation of Ryau'a
contract with the English club.
Ryan admits that his contract wit
the Xational Stiorting club to meet
Jack Coruiau specifies that he must
not meet O'Brien before his engage
ment in Knglaud. and he says that
when he signed articles to meet
O'Brien in Louisville he was told by
the club's manager that the Southern
club would tfpiarc matters with Ord
way. Was Heeled" for TtluiiKlnjr.
Lincoln. Xeb.. April 12. John Gates.
who gives his age as 17. although
probably several years older, has been
nrrest-d by a city detective on suspi
ion of being Implicated in the recent
Burlington train robbery near St. Jo
seph. Mo. When arrested he had in
his Mssesiou a revolver and a black
MUsi!ppl River Island sn Fire.
IjiCrosse, Wis.. April 12. Much ai-
prchensioii was caused yesterday by
sparks from a prairie lire which is
raging on the Minnesota side of the
iver. The sparks set Isle la Flume.
lumber island in the Mississippi
river, on lire, and the city department
had it difficult Time to put out the
Rev. Lowther Will Appeal.
Mcl'herson, Kan.. April 12. Bev.
Granville Lowther has decided to ap
peal from the verdict of the trial com
mittee iu the re-ent Methodist Kpisco
pal conference at Arkansas City, which
found him guilty or teaching heretical
teachings and deposed him.
Sovereign Orand Lodge I. O. O. F.
Des Moines. Ia.. April 12. A meet-.
Ing of the general arrangements com
mittee of the Iowa Odd Fellows was
held here, at which plans were dis
cussal and partly adopted fo the ses
sion of tne m foreign grimr! lodge la
this city next Septemlier.
Will Investlg-ateDeath of Cattle.
Lansing. Mich.. April 12. Professor
C. F. Wheeler, or the Agricultural
college, haa gone to Kalkaska to in
vestigate the gluise of a great many
dc&ths of cattie in that vicinity.
ilre i,wu to Arm slinister.
Warsaw. Ind.. April 12. Fletcher
Anglln. of this city, has given a dona
tion of $1,000 to the fund for the main
tenance of superanuated ministers of
the Xorth Indiana M. K. conference.
Insanity Dodge Attempt
ed by Counsel for
MIND IS EXAMINED
Found to be Sane, and
He is Now Enroute
Detroit. April 12. I'rof. Joseph M
Miller, the music teacher who yesler
day confessed having murdered Car
rie X. Jennett with ft hatchet, was
irraigned in the recorder's court this
F. C. Chamberlain, tbe murderer's
attorney, raised the ipiestion as to
Miller's sanity. Judge Murphv a
pointed three alienists to examine
To lie Taken to I'rlnou.
The alienists found Miliar sane.
He was taken to court again this af
temooii. His plea of guilty will be
iccepted and by liiglit he will be
enroute to the jienitentiary.
Will Give $2.10,004) for a Succes
fill Flying Ma
chine. r on. 1. in Anril 12. "If .1 n vliodv will
bring me a successful Hying machine,
not a balloon, which will travel at a
satisfactory speed, of a make suitable
SIR HIRAM MAXIM,
for military purposes and protected by
sound patients 1 will pay over the sum
of i'.ni.t m m i." Sir Hiram Maxim has
made public, the above offer.
He also said: "I non't believe that
the air will ever f'uccessfull.v be navi
gated by balloons, although I think we
ought to give M. Sautos-i Miniont great
credit for the admirable work he has
accomplished. In a year or two the
motor will reach finality, and it will
be possible then to make a flying ma
chine." NOT AT $4- A MINUTE
Would Harry S. Vew Accept Govern
ment Post Taking Him Away
IndianajKdis. April 12. Hairy S.
Xew. who has returned from a short
trip to Washington that lias had the
politi'-al gossips talking, denies the re
ports that he Is to have some line
government jwisition. "There Is noth
ing iu those reports." said he. "In the
lirst place. I am not after a position
of any kind, and 1 have never asked
anyone to try and get a place for me.
I told some of my friends in Wash
ington that I would not leave thi
country to take a government position
that paid $1 a minute, and 1 repeat it.
"The president understand my josV
tiou and he is not bitting up nights
trying to tigure out some apointment
for me. as I have told him that 1
don't want any appointment." Xew
says all the Republican members of
congress for this state will ls here
for the state convention and will re
main for the tJrant day banquet at
the Columbia club.
MAGGIO IS SET FREE
Had Predicted Death of President
McKinley Months Be Tort;
Albuquerque. X. M., April 12. An
tonio Maggio, who has leen confined
in jail at Las Cruecs since shortly af
ter the assassination of President Mc
Kinley on suspicion of having knowl
edge of an anarchistic plot against
the president's life, has been released.
It is alleged Maggio. who was a
member of an oera company, had
predicted the death of President Mc
Kinley several months before he was
shot at Buffalo. His release was at
the request of United States District
Attorney lleid. Tlie case was "dis
missed. ' .
KNOWS HIS MIND
Speaks Just What Is in It,
Does Bluff Old General
CONGRESS A FOUNTAIN OF ERROR"
He Declares and Is Kqitally Plain as
to the Itelatious Between
Itoosevelt and Miles.
Washington. April 11. Tlie report
of the testimony given before tlie sen
ate committee on military affairs by
;eneral Schotield. formerly the com
manding general of the army, on the
bill to create a general staff, has been
made public. He indorsed the bill,
saying that he hail long since come
to the conclusion that there is no
room under our constitution for two
commanders, and that the president,
whom the constitution makes the su
preme commander, must act through
the secretary of war. Beferring to the
4?ermaii system 4!eneral Schotield said:
"We would have to modify their sys
tem so as to make it applicable. If
we had at the head of the-army for
years the Kit me distinguished general
other things being satisfactory
that would be- very well: but what Is
the use of a great general as the nomi
iial head of the army if the president
will not even talk to him except to
criticize him. or if the secretary of war
and he do not even see each other?
What good is he':"
An Intolerable Situation.
Burrows: "Why would not tlie same
condition of affairs eist between the
chief ..of staff and the president";"
Schotield: "Itecause he would re
lieve him aud get another. The per
sonal relations between the president,
the secretary of war and the com
manding general are. after all. more
important than any law. and that is
one of the reasons wliv this bill is
absolutely indispensable, or something
Burrows: "Why cannot the lieuten
ant general of tlie army and the presi
dent confer as it is";"'
Schotield: "They are not on speaking
Burrows: "Xof on speaking terms?"
Schotield: "Xo. sir. You will have
to get rid of that intolerable condition
by which this man close to tiie presi
dent, the only man who is available
to do these things, is a man whom the
president does . not talk to except to
criticize him. The result is bad verv
Takes a l hack at Congress.
Kemarklng upon w provision of the
bill for a four ye.'.i-s' term as chief
of staff. Ceucral Schoficld opposed it
is coining from "that fountain of er
ror, the congress ot the I nited States.
which provides for the retirement of
the very best men just when they
come to be of the age when Von Moltke
won his greatest, triumphs. I am not
superannuated yet." he continued, "and
still 1 have been retired for a long
We anil .lonn Hull Alike.
He held that the United States and
Great Britain are the only important
countries which have not a general
Ktaff. 4 If the British he said: "They
have not any system. What we have
is what they had 1KI years ago. and
we have not improved on it. and they
hnve not either. They have had the
name conflict between the Horse
tJuards and the War 4tHce in i!reat
Britain as we have had here, and that
will continue until by some chance a
king happens to be a soldier, and then
he will straighten it all out quicker
Met Death as sue lApn-lrd.
Racine. Wis.. April 12. Mrs. Kinily
Sproat. ageil i years, an old resilient
ef Racine, dusl from burns. Her
clothing caught from a bonlire and be
fore help came her head and I sidy had
been frightfully burned. She begged
the physicians to end her life. Mrs.
Sproat had often said she believed she
would meet her death in the way sue
lr.XTiieI In Willow Kiver.
Hudson. Wis.. April 12. James
Walker, register of deeds of St. Croix
county, has been drowned m Willow
river. Walker, who had suffered much
from raeunjatisni. was helped into his
carriage, purposiiiv to drive into the
country. Xv-t returning at the time he
was expected, search was made and
his body found in the river.
C'loaeil Down Indefinitely,
.loliet. Ills.. April 12. The Phoenix
Horseshoe company's plant, employing
ViO men. has closed down for an in
definite period. A dispute among the
men over the employment of a certain
overseer Is said to be the cause of the
Itij; 1'rires for Hog.
Sioux City. Ia.. April 12. Prices
for hogs on the Sioux City market
touched $.!)." yesterday. This was
aid tor a load averaging 2i. jiounds.
This is the highest price paid since
Shirt Waists Again.
There are more shirt waists than ev
er. The shop windows are full of them,
and they so far dominate the rest of
the everyday 4lress that the tailors
make what Is known as the "shirt
waist suit," which is in constant de
mand, says The Xew Idea Magazine.
This doesn't look very much as if "the
Bhirt waist must go," does it?
The new ones are made of nearly
every material In the market flannels,
plain, striped, plaid, printed and em
broidered; lightweight wools of all
sorts, silk3 plain aud figured, cordu
roys, velveteens, velvet, panne velvet
and crepe do chine.
A man never buys a vcarpet sweeper
a Christmas present for his wire un
rter thev have had their tin wed
ding, anyway. Chicago Herald...
ROUT THE REVOLUTIONISTS
The Government Forces Pursue and Defeat
Baptiste and His Followers.
LEADER IS IMMEDIATELY PUT TO DEATH
Twelve of His Men
mentAn Invasion of Turkey.
Port An Prince. April 12. The rev
olution:, rv forces. eoimnnnded by
4ien. P.apliste. which captured .lac-
niel April .'. and held that town 24
hoars, then retired to the hills, tak
ing with them all the arms and am
munition available, and were pursu
ed by the government troops com
manded by Minister of War (ollaiinie.
were completely defeated yesterday
it Fonds Melon, near .Tacinel.
ISaptlste Captured and Shot.
Baptiste was captured and imme
diately shot. The revolutionists lost
12 men killed and a number wounded.
BOY SHOOTS FATHER
Facts Come 4)u t Regarding, tlie Slid
. ilen Death of Caleb
Paw Paw. Mich:. April 12. Hie ex
animation of tlleim France, aged- 13,
who with his mother and two sisters
was arrested at Manton. Mich., on
the charge of havii'g killed Caleb
France, the boy's lather, was .held
here before Justice Rowland. Th
members of the family were arrested
on evidence gathered by a private de
tective which tended to show that Ca
leb J-'rance, who was supposed to have
committed suicide Feb. .". last, was
murdered by his son.
The otlicer exhibited statements pur
porting to have been signed by Mrs.
Kfiie ll. Forman and I.tilu France,
sisters of tileiui. that the boy had shot
Lis father. 4 In the witness stand the
two sisters swore that Caleb France
became angry because Mrs. Forma n.
his daughter, proposed going north to
jofci her husband, and that she in
tended taking her baby with her. Mrs.
France sided with her daughter, and
thereupon France knocked his wife
down on fhe bed and began to choke
her. saying he would kill her. tilenn
then came into the room and shot his
father, who died almost instantly.
The boy afterward confessed to the
court that he did the shooting. At th
time of the tragedy it was given out
by the family that France shot him
self. HUBBARD BILL A LAW
Iowa Hail way Merger Legislation
Signed by Gov. Cum
mins. Des Moines. April 12. fiov. Cum
mins this morning? signed, the Hub
bard railway merger bill authorizing;
railways organized in Iowa to ab
sorb connecting lines anywhere in
the I'nited States and enjoy the same
privileges as have hitherto been lim
ited to lines wholly in Iowa and ad
joining states. The bill is amended
so as to prevent a merger of com
peting or parallel lines.
Tliey Call It a Lockout.
East St. Louis. Ills.. April 12.
Eighteen hundred employes of the
Shickle. Harrison & Howard Iron
company here are idle as Hie result
of a shut-down of the works. The
company announced that the works
had been closed for repairs, and that
the men would be notified when their
services were again required. The men
attribute the closing of the works to
the recent agitation which they have
conducted iu favor of a higner wage
Last Hail lias Keen I-ail.
Omaha, Xeb.. April 12. The last rail
of the double track of the Chicago and
Xorth western railroad between Omaha
and Chicago was laid yesterday. This
last bit of construction was between
Missouri Valley and Denison. Ia.. gives
the Vanderbilt interests a double
track between this city and Xew York,
and completes the tirst line of this
kind between "Omaha ami Chicago.
IteHoIres to Itoycott the Yards.
Kansas City. April 12. Because of
an objectionable yarding rule put into
effect here the Kansas City Live stock
exchange, at a specially held meeting,
decided by an almost unanimous vote
to boycott the Kansas City i Stock
yards, and adopted resolutions request
ing shippers to send their cattle, hogs
ami sheep to other markets until the
differences -are adjusted.
American Saddle Horse Kreeders.
, Louisville.' April 12. The American
Saddle Horse Breeders' association
held Its meeting here yesterday. The
association has about :;o members, but
only fifteen were present at the ses
sion, the other members being repre
sented by proxy. The following of
ficers were elected: President. .1. S.
Castleman. Lonrsville; secretary, T. B.
XalL Louisville - . '
Are Killed in Engage
The government troops sustained no
Invasion of Turkey. ''
"Vienna, April 12. A Xeue J-Y-ie
Presse dispatch from Sofia. Bulgaria,
announces a proclaniat ion has been
issued by M. Sarafoff, the Macedon
ian leader, culling? on Macedonians in
Bulgaria to join a general uprising
April 27. Bands collecting on Turk
ish frontier are to cooperate and in
vade Turkey at different points.
Washington. April 12. A cablegram
received from Minister Powell, at.
San Domingo tod:iy reports to the
state department that the rebellion
which broke out there ten days ago
has been crushed.
REACHED RIPE OLD AGE
(icn. Wade Hampton Succumbs to
Down. Coiumrua. s. c. April 12. Simply
from a gneral break-down, at the
ripe old age of past St. Wade ll.iinp
Icu the uiie-tiine chief of Hampton's
Legion, nt the head of which he won
fame as a Confederate during the civil
war passed to "gonne's eternal com
pany grand" at ! a. in. yesterday. A
month ago he had a severe attack of
illness and his children were called to
his bedside. He rallied, however, and
was out driving a week ago. Iu the
last few days his condition grew worse
rapidly, ami again his children gath
ered around his bedside, this time to
see his eyes finally close in death.
He was born iu ISIS in this city and
was a representat i ve southerner in
every sense of that term, and was re
vered in the sonth for his devotion to
southern ideas and respected in the
north for his ability and progressive
spirit. A soldief- in the war of the re
bellion, he enlisted as a private in :t
South Carolina regiment, and at the
close of the war retired to private life
with the rang of lieutenant general,
won by meritorious conduct. He was
oposcd to secession, but "went with
his kin." and at tlie end of the war he
advanced a reconstruction jolicy that
the south bitterly opposed. However,
he was governor of his state In l.sTT
and later represented her in the I'nited
In Business Situation, the Wcalher
and the Strike
Xew York. Apuil 12. R. 4L Dun r
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says to
day: Hood news predominates iu the
business world, notwithstanding two
somewhat serious drawbacks. Weath
er conditions have been unsatisfactory
at many points. Still more of a hand
icap Is the strife between wage earner
and employer. Manufacturing Is ex
ceptionally active iu lines not disturb
ed by strike, and there is a vigorous
movement of goods through regular
Iu the iron and steel trade the situ
ation may briefly be summed up in
the statement that it is tlie exception
when order books are not filled for full
capacity well toward the end of 10O2.
Buyers are still placing contracts
aboard. Firmness in cotton goods nat
urally follows the combination of light
stocks ami the interruption of work at
some mills with' threatened disturb
ance at othors. together with the high
er price of raw material. Worsted man
ufacturers are busy ami there is a no
ticeable Inquiry for yarns. Footwear
manufacturers have secured a little
more business. Leather is quiet. More
animation has appeared In the specula
tive markets for staples.
Failures for the week numbered IDS
in the Cnited States, against 20:i last
year and 1J in Canada, stjaluiit 24