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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY , APRIL 1. 181) ) I-TWENTY PAGES.
Gasoline Slove WITH OVEN COMPLETE Tins Ihrco burners. Two on top with ono on tlio low ciul , which is so ojnvon- lent for wnbli boiloi't1 , koHlus. otu. It is the now evaporating stylo.aml has largo oven -in fact , it t'ontuiim all thu latest improvements. Sul.s everywhere for $2 .00. "MONARCH" RANGE Price $24.5O Wore you to no 'to every store In the city , you would bo unable to llnil u ran o that could hold n candle to our "Mon arch" Ponlnsulu Range , which is ono ( if the llncst caHt-iion ranges made. It in constructed of the best material , mounted with the irrcatepicure and con tains the practical improvements known up to date , and Una six lids. We have lij of them , \vhiah ib tlic only reason for cutting the price. Tlio regular price lias always ljuon15 , but for this special sale the price will bo SiM.fiO. "MONARCH" RANGE WITH RESERVOIR. Pries - - $32.50 Another ono of our hijjh art Peninsu lar Ranges. So many people like n steve with a reservoir , by which yon tire enabled to always have plenty of hut wuter. Wo have abjttt 150 of these olo- pant ranpcs which are exactly like tlio Monarch Ratine above , excepting that it han the rc&orvoir. The picture vvoshow does not do the steve justice at nil , therefore it must ho been to bo appre ciated. The wide Hush reservoir top makes the top cooking surface the largest of anv mngo in the market. Regular price has always been $ . )3 , but for this special sale $ . ' ! . ' ! .fiO. This price dooj not include the high shelf which is shown in cut. CO-OPERATIVE HOME BUILDING Approximate dost of a Loan of $1,000 , in Nebraska Associations. CLAIMS OF TWO CLASSES ANALYZED Cost of Miiiinglng Locals mid National * ns Shown by OHlclnl Statistics L'acts Concerning tlio Claim of Kor- Cheap 'Money. Several correspondents In Nebraska take Issue with The Dee concerning forelBii build ing loan associations and reiterate the as sertion that their exclusion from the state le Injurious to borrowers In preventing the loaning of what they term cheap money. The assertion Is also coupled with the ac cusation that the state banking board was Influenced by state associations so ns to Blvo the latter a monopoly ot the business. Those assertions and charges have been so IndiiHtrloutdy spread by Interested parties that In seine quarters they are regarded ns having elements ot truth , and are therefore - fore uorth consldcilng In detail. The law governing building loan associa tions In Nebraska does not illscrlnilna.ttj ogalnbt foreign associations. Itt defines what shall constitute nn association , and i. nAn n. . tl.n ut.itn Itn iil. ! ii f liri.iril tlin fluty ot requiring strict compliance with the provisions of the net. These pro\lslons In BUlmtnnco nro : Equality of Interest of all stockholders ; prorata division of prollts or losses ; Just terms for withdrawal ; equitable repayment of loans before maturity , with a prorata share of premium deducted ; con- lining security to unencumbered real estate ; loans not to be made to other than mem bers , and limiting the number of shares held In ono name to ton. Associations Incor porated In other states are not dealt with as etrlctly as state associations , for while the latter are subject to olUclal Inspection once a year , the former mo only required to file with the board annually a sworn statement of their business. They nro not required to publish their statements In newspapers , as are the locals. The main requirements nro compliance ulth the run- conablo terms of the la\v In their constltu * tlons and bylaws , and the appointment In every county In which they do business of an agunt or attorney authorized to ac cept legal service. Compared with like statutes In other states , tlio provisions of the Nebraska law are extremely lenient. . The law beoks tu protect Nebraska Investors by requiring associations from other states to place themselves on a legal footing \\lth those Incorporated In Itho state.Vhllo nominally excluded by the stuto banking boaul , foreign associations exclude them- nolvus by refusing to comply with the law. THU CLAIM OP CHEAP MONEY. When the state boa id Insisted on com pliance \\lth the law two years ago , agents of the self-excluded associations attempted by various means to secure u reversal of the order. The snug fco of ft for each sliaio subscribed was too much to surrender with out n struggle. They sought to arouse "pub- llo opinion , " ami us u means to that cm ! they Industriously spread the ivport tlml local associations fcaicd competition and In- lliicncoil the board to shut out "chcup money. " The claim IsIUiout foundation In fact. The measure of success In co-operative associations Is In proportion to the cure am judgmant exvtclscd In making loans and uteady employment of thu receipts. Loca associations limit business to their Imino- illuto vicinity , and In so far possess an ad- \untago over foreign associations In passing on the value of the becurlty ofTorecl for loans. The olllveru being residents have opportunities for judging of values not post - t > iMcd by outside competitors , nnd nro bet ter able ( o guard their Interests than those living at a distance , Pa far as finding1 a dtently demand for receipts III" local associa tions uro on even terms with foreign associations. The advantages claimed by the alter are not apparent In the considerations nentloneil. True , they handle larger sums of money , but their field of operation Is wider , and for that reason It Is notorious that their losses from bad Investments are iroportlonately greater. There remains hercfore , but ono peg on which to hang the claim ot cheap money. TUB VITAL POINT. The cost of management Is a vital con sideration. It Is particularly Important in co operative Industry , wherein the profits are guaged largely by the expense. Low ex.- lenses means greater profits. . Doth In vestor nnd borrower share alike In the pro ceeds the former In cash , the latter In re ducing the duration of his debt. Every dividend added to the value of the bor rower's shares reduces to that extent the association's claims against his property. Manifestly the Important consideration for a borrower , all else being equal , Is the ques tion of cost of management and Its bearing on the association's profits. Letters addressed to officials of adjoining states , Inquiring as to the difference , If any. In the cost of managing local and national associations , brought the following replies. FACTS FUOXl OHIO. State of Ohio , Durcau of Dulldlng and Loan Associations , Office of Inspector , Columbus , March 3 , 1894. I take pleasure In sending to your address per express today 11 copy of the last published report of this bureau. On pages 19 and ! iO of this report you will find a statement concerning the expenses of managing the associations In Ohio. Out of 750 associations In this state there aie only 'two or three which do business on anything like the national plan. These as sociations , while restricted by the state law from practicing all the schemes of the regu lar nationals for running up big expense ac counts , yet require a very much higher ratio than the regular local associations. I desire to call your attention to the expense ac count ot two ot these associations , \\hlch I have marked on pages 232 and 211. ICaeh of these associations used over 7 per cent of their total receipts for t-xpenses , while the average for all the associations In the state was but & 5-100 of 1 per cent. Yours tiuly , K. V. HAYMAKER , Deputy Inspector. THE EXPERIENCE OP ILLINOIS. State of Illinois , Auditor's Office , Spring field , March 3. 1S94. ly ) relerenco to our annual report , selecting ten national build ing and loan associations and ten local building nnd loan associations at random , no found that the percentage of expense tu the receipts In llio case of nationals Is S FiS-100 per cent , whllo In the case of locals It Is 1 15-100 per cent. This statement \\lll answer your Inquliy as to whether there Is n marked dirfuronco between the cost of management of national and local associa tions. Yours truly , DAVID ( ! OHE , Auditor Public Accounts , THE MINNESOTA LIMIT. State of Minnesota , Ofllce ot Public Exam iner nnd Superintendent of Hanks , St , Paul , March 2 , ISO I. The law ot this state ( Chap ter 131. general laws of 1S91 , section 30) ) limits expenses to not exceed 11 per cent of their receipts for payment on stock , and In addition permits the use of all fees ami fines received. I huvo not attempted to average the cost ot either national or local expense Items. Re spectfully , M. D. KISNYON , Public Examiner. IN MISSOURI. State of Missouri , Department of State , City of Jefferson , March 8 , IS'Jt. I regret that I um not In a position to ans\\er your question In regard to building and loan as sociations. Whllo the law provides that these compa nion shall report to this olllce twlco a year , theru Is no uniform statement provided by the statute and the result Is that It Is im possible to make any collaberatlon of fig ures that will bo of consistency or service. Yours truly. A. A. LESUEUR. Secretary of State. THE RECORD IN NEW YORK. The report of the superintendent of the banking department of New York for 1892 shows tl'o expenses of local associations In that Bttitu to be 2 per cent of receipts ; ex penses of nationals , 11 per cent "In most cases of the nationals , " saya the repurt , ( p 11) ) , "there U a membership too of $1 $ per share. This U usually allowed the solicit ing agent , and aa ho may allow the whole Furniiure Sale $2.00 Illacklng Commodes , now 7Cc. 2Gc Hat Rack ? , now 8c. $3.GO Medicine Cabinets , now $1.C5. J2.GO Dookshclves. now 90c. Jl.OO Hall Pockets , now GOc. 7Gc Sham Holders , now I9c. $20.00 CholTonlers , now J10.GO. $ I.GO Oik Chairs , now "Gc. $10.00 HiifTeta , now $1.50. jl.flO Clock Shelves , now 48c. $ i.00 ! Wool Mattresses , now $2.90. $1000 Child's Folding lied , now $1.75. $20.00 Chamber Suits , now $10.7G , $300 Ileditpad * . now $1.10. fl.CO Lawn Pettces , now $2.00. $1.00 Lawn Chairs , now $1.GO. $ . ' .00 Hall Trees , now S2.40. $3.00 Whatnots , now $2.15. $5.00 Wn-bstands , now $1.90. $1.60 Illble Stands , now 4.r.c. $7.GO Ice lloxcs now $4.05. $ r > .0 ( ) Ilaby Carriages , now $2.f > 0. $ l.r > 0 Oik Rockers , now $1 4 . $2.00 Washslnnils , now $1. 0. $200 Wire Springs , now "Gc. $ t ! GO Extension Tables , now $3 OX * 11 00 Folding Ileds , now $7 tO. $20 00 Folding llcdd. now S10.73. $8.00 Hook Ca'P3. . now $1.00. GOc Lunch DniihttK , now 14c. 73c Lunch Baskets , now 28c. CASH OR CREDIT BALANCE AS FOLLOWS : $10.00 worth of goods , $1.00 per week or $5.00 per month. , $2300 worth of good ? , $1.50 per week or $0.00 per month. $30.00 worth of goods , $2.00 per week or $8.00 per month. $75 00 worth of goods , $2.50 per week or $10.00 per mouth. $100.00 worth of goods , $3.00 per week or $12.00 per month. $20000 worth of goods , $4.00 per week or $15.00 per month. Special arrangements on larger pur chases. or any part of It to the member as an In ducement to join , It Is practically Impossl- ble for the associations to report this amount. They do not , as n rule , attempt to do so. In the above mentioned associa tions there were something over 43,000 shares Issued last year , which would be $43,000 not reported as received by the-o as- soclatlos. If this amount was paid In full by the members it would Increase the ratio of expense to receipts paid by members to something like 14 per cent. But whether this $13,000 be Included or not , this rate per cent of expense to receipts is enormous , when we consider that Interest , fines , profits by lapses and withdrawals , etc. , are all In cluded In the total receipts. " Tim COST IN NKBHASKA. In compiling the reports of associations In Nebraska the state banking board does not enter Into any detailed statement , as In other states , nor distinguish between the locals and those which do not confine them selves to any ono section of the state. There are several of the latter class , but they have been shorn of much of the golden plumage so popular In the past. A sum mary of the returns for 1893 shows the total receipts of all associations for the year amounted to $1,289,310. The total of sal aries paid was $22,141 , and "other expenses" took $16,301 , making the total cost $38,445 , or 2.9 per cent of tlio receipts for the year. The ratio of cost to receipts of Nebraska locals la greater than In Now York , Ohio or Illinois. The difference Is readily ac counted fnr. In eabtern states associations are older and do larger business , consequently quently the proportion of expense to re ceipts Is lower. Nebraska associations are In their Infancy comparatively , veiy few of them being 10 years old. The result IH the per cent of cost Is as large as If double the present receipts wore handled. An extensive Inquiry among Nebraska as sociations regarding the cost of a loan of $1,000 elicited a variety of Information. As the cost of a loan depends on the time re quired to mature the pledged shares , no satisfactory basis for comparison can be ar- ilvcd at. Profits depend on n variety of elements. Interest charges and rates of premium vary , as well ns the stated pay ments on shares. The estimates of secre- tarlcs place the cost of a loan of $1,000 at from $100 to $000 , and the time of maturity of pledged shares at fiom 98 to 114 months. These nto outside figures for a loan taken at or near the period of bhare subscription. The actual Interest rate IH from 5 to 7'i per cent. I.oam > secured on older shares cost the borrower less , the difference being In proportion to tlio ago of the shares at the time they are pledged. With ono or two exceptions the par value of shares In Nebraska locals IH $200. The admission fee Is 25 cents a share , while that of the nationals Is $1 per Bhare of $100 , par valuo. For a loan of $1,000 In the former five shares must bo pledged , making the admission fee $1.25 ; In the latter ten shares are required , with an admission fee ot $10. A similar marked difference prevails In the cost of the necessary papers. The cost In locals , exclusive of the abstract ot title , Is $2.CO to $5 , u few making no charge at all. The nationals charge from $5 to $20 , exclusive of abstract , NATIONAL FACTS. An examination of the constitution and bylaws of live national associations two lo cated In Minnesota , one In Illinois and two In Iowa discloses their loan 'plans In de tail , In these associations the amount specifically set apart for expenses ranges from 5 to 10 per cent of the monthly pay ments on shares. For Instance , It the In stallment on a share Is 7D cents , 07 cents goes to the loan fund , 8 cents to the ux- penso fund. In Minnesota the law allows 14 per cent of receipts , a sum greater than the Intercut and premium charges combined. Sometimes the expense fund Is greater than the requirements , then the balance Is divided among shareholders , The average coat of a loan In these associations Is C per cent Interest and 7 2-lOth per cent pre mium , payable monthly. The average ex penses ot nationals In three Elates , as vhown by the olUclal record , Is a tillla over 8 per cent per annum. The margin of profit Is therefore u scant 6 per cent per annum , while In Nebraxka locals It run no * Irani 8 to 19 per cent per annum. Thu maximum tlguro icpiesenta associations whlcn reserve- the bulk of the profits till maturity of shares The national ! ) referred 16 represent that payments cease at the cud ot ninety-six Parlor Furniture Sale $12.60 MnquetJo Touches , now $395. $20 Tnp3try CouHies , now $10.25. $14 Tapestry Ccuchcs , now $ C.90 , $1S Chenille Couches , now $7.85. $1250 Plush Divans , now $5.03. $15 Hoed Touches , now $7.50. $50 five-piece I'm lor Suits , $23.50. $15 Corner Chairs , now $7.50. $100 Parlor SiiltH. now $19.60. $ . * > Gilt Reception Chairs , now $2.30. $25 Leather Couches , now $11.50. $7.00 Plush Parlor Chairs , now $3 50. Bedding Salle 76c Pillows , now 37c. $1.60 Pillows , now 75c. $10 Eiderdown Comforts , now $1.50. $ J.OO Comforts , now $1. $1 00 Comforts , now 4Sc. 2 00 Blankets , now SRc. (3.00 Blankets , now $1.20. 35c Pillow Slips , now 17c. $1.00 Bed Sheets , now 60c. Stove Sale- $22 Gasoline Stoves , now $12.50. $40 Steel Haiigei now $24.50. $7.60 Gasoline Stoves , now $3.53. $2.60 Gasoline Stbves , now $1.45. $7.50 Oil Heaters , now $3.C5. $ ( ! .60 Laundry Stoves , now $3.25. 3flc Steve Pipe , now 8c. 60c Coal Hod , now ISc. TO EVERYBODY Visitors receive souvenirs. Purchasers of $5 worth of goods re ceive an 'Album ot American Cities. Purchasers of ? 10 worth of goods re ceive a 2li\51 Smyrna Hug. Purchasers of $23 worth of goods re ceive a World's Fair Portfolio contain ing 217 photos of best things seen In , the White City. Purchasers of $30 worth of goods re ceive a 26x54 Smyrna Hug. Purchasers of $73 worth of goods re ceive a pair of Lace Curtains. Purchasers of $100 worth of goods receive an Oaken Center Table. months , thus conveying the Impression that ninety-six monthly payments would cancel a loan. This Is misleading. If the pay ments mid accumulated profits mature the shares In that time , the mortgage Is re leased , otherwise not. The Dylans provide for a given number of payments , but If the shares have not matured , It Is optional with the holder to continue payments or allow the amount paid to stand until such time as additional profits mature the shares pledged. There Is no guaranteed limitation , nor Is It possible with legitimate profits to mature the share In the time stated. The substantial difference In profits above expenses In favor of local associations Is a suflicleut refutation of the national claim of cheap money. It Is a delusion and a snar * . Snect breath , snoot stomach , sweet tem per ? Then use DeWltt's Llttlo Early Risers. LAlltHC XOTES. A state label league has been organized In Ohio. A big strike Is thicatcncd ngalnst St. Louis brew erics. A graduated. Income tax Is being advo cated In Germany. The Bridgeport Glass company at Mar tin's Perry , 0. , hai , resumed. The Peabody mills at Ncwburyport , Mass. , ha\o reduced wages 10 per cent. Detroit unions aio taking favorable action on the American Federation of Labor po litical platform. National 'Longshoremen's association of the United States now has thirty branches. The Salem , O. , Coal company has notified Its miners of a i eduction In wages of 20 cents per ton. The cigar makers at Key West are again on a strike. They smabhed nil the windows In Sldenherg'a factory. The Gallatln ( Tenn. ) Manufacturing com pany of the south resumed operations after an enforced Idleness of MX months. Emplojes of the Hoblnson Street railway at Toledo , 0. , ha\o stiuck because four of their numbec were discharged for unionism Potters of Hast Liverpool who \\a\u \ been locked out foi several months , are about to establish u co-opeiatlvo plant at Akron. The bollprnnkers In the shops of the Uabcock & Wllco-c Company at Elizabeth , N. .1 , , Htiuck against a reduction of wages. The American A.x and Tool company of Uallslon , N. Y. , has announced a cut In the wages of its employes of from 10 to 25 per cent. cent.Tho The Hecla mill > of the Calumet Woolen company , at Uxbnhlge , Mass. , started up after u shut down of M.months. . Two bundled operators afo employed. The bakers' union of Cleveland has as sessed employed members CO cents a week and accumulated 0.1 fund ot $1,317 lor the benefit of the unemployed members. Cincinnati printers resolved that all mem bers who do not tvirn the sum of $5 In anyone ono week shall recdlvo that nmoiint from the union , same to bo raised by 1 per cent tax. tax.Tho The Iron moldcra of Plttsbiirg have suf fered a very material reduction In wages. Thnlr pay has been reduced fiom $2,7 ! > to $2 25 , ami the hourtr of labor Increased from eight to ten hours. Five of the six " \Vamsutta mills at Now Hedford , Mass. , started up recently on full time. The sixth mill will shut down in definitely on account of 3 btrlko In progiem. The long light between Kahn , Bchoen- brun & Co. and the United Garment Workers of America has been amicably bet- tied In fiuor of the union. The Lethbrldge , I ) , C. . coal miners' strike did not last long. When thu men found that their places could bo supplied they made conceKBlons , which wcro received , and the men returned to work. There will be no eight hour contests In I'lttslnirg In the building trades In May. The brotherhood of Carpenters ban about setled on this point , although no open an nouncement has been made. The Illinois Steel company started up one of Its blast furnaces at South Chicago , giv ing work to about 100 men , who have been out of btcady employment blnco the mills shut down lait fall A convention of United Mine Workers U called to inert at Columbus , D. , April 10. Oiic subject to bu considered Is a national A Carp e tSa I e 40c Hcmnnnt Oil Cloth , now lOc. GOc Hemuant Oil Cloth , now 15c. $1.00 Hcmnant LlnoUum , now Hue. 75c Hcmnant Ingrains , no\v 2le. $1.00 Hcmnant Hrumels , now 3Sc. $10.00 Misfit Ingrains , now $4.50. $20.00 Misfit Drusscls , now $9.65. $2,00 Moquet HtiRg , now 85c. $2.50 Brussels Hugs , now 03c. $1.00 MaBSOcks , now 40c. 7dc Door Mats , now 2So. . r > 0c Ingrains , now 20c. 75c lugtalns. now 39c. Jl 00 Hrtlssels , now 47c $1.50 Moqucttes , now ! l4c. 35c Sta'r Carpet , now 13c. Ili'c Matting , now 13c. $9.50 Art Squares , now $1.45. $1.50 Chenille Covets , now CSc. $1 60 Luc1 Curtains , now GSc. 75c Window Shades , no20c. . $7.50 Chenille Portieres , now $3.Jo. ( Crokery Sale $15.00 Dinner Sets now $7.05. $10.00 Dinner Sets , now $ I.SG. $7.50 Toilet Sets , now $3.75. $3.60 Toilet Sets , now $1.CO. $3.50 Hanging Lamp ? , now $1.75. $7.50 Hanging Lamps , now $3.75. $2.55 Library Lamps , now $1.15. 50c Cuspldrrs , now 25c. Jl.OO Cups and Saucers , now 40c. $2.50 II sqiio Figures , now $1.00. $ > < 9pPiano Lamps , now $1.75. ' $5.00'jiquet Lamps , now $2.50. GOc G o'clock Coffees , now 18c. $3.00 Slop Jnrs , now $1.45. $2.50 Lemonade Sets , now $1.25 , $3.50 Wine Sets , now $1.50. For Dig ' 04 Catalogue , ready for mailing April 10. Send lOc to cover postage. Special Baby Carriage Catalogue mailed fn.e. Special Hefrlgerator Catalogue malted free. Special Gasoline Catalogue mailed free. We pay freight 100 miles , excepting on goods advertised at special prices. strike , which will Include all miners from Colorado to eastern Pennsylvania. Operations have been resumed In the knit ting mills of the United Knitting company , and Liddle Bros. In Amsterdam , N. Y. There Is a 10 per cent reduction In the wages of the employes of the United Knitting com pany. The Mlno Workers have Issued a call for their fifth annual convention to be held at Columbus , O. , April 10. The political pro gram of the American Federation of Labor will be voted upon and many matters of vital Interest to the miners will be acted ' upon. * A cut In wages has been made by the Seattle Coal and Iron company. The reduc tion amounts to 12 per cent , and 350 men are Involved. Much complaint Is made against the company because of the rule com pelling employes to buy at the company's store. In Germany forty-one trades union have their ofllclal trade journals , which have been Issued at a total cost of $ G6,000. The total amount of traveling benefits paid out by thirty-three unions amounted to $96,000 , and from $2 to $2.75 per capita has been paid out for members out of work. Patrick McBrldo ot the United Mine Work ers strongly advises against a general strike , giving for his reasons the fact that tin strikers could be easily replaced by the thou sands who are out of employment , and that the organizations are not In a condition to flght. The sheet mill ot the Republic Iron works of Plttsburg has closed. The departments had been In operation since August. The bar and guide mills , which have been closed down since last June , started last week. All the men suffered u 10 per cent reduction. The Michigan labor commissioner's report shows that 49,000 men are unemployed In the btate , over and above the usual number of the unemployed. There has been an average - erago reduction of 10 per cent In wages. Out of about 3OOiJ factories Inspected 377 were closed down and 672 running on Bhort time. The strike of the miners of the Wheeling Creek mines of the PlttHburg and Wheel ing Coal company Is still on , with no pros pects of settlement. Both sides are firm , and the miners say they are losing , only n few cents a day by loafing , the new rate of wages being bo low. The committee of the Schuyklll Coal ex change has drawn collieries to estimate wages of mine employes for this region for the last half of February and first half of March , and have placed the rate at 2 per cent below the $2 50 basis , making n reduction of G per cent compaicd with the wages paid last mouth. A London cablegram says that the war department , emplojlng some 20,000 work men , has adopted eight hours for n day s labor , with no reduction of wages. Logic ally the same course must now be taken In the navy department , and thus the gov ernment will bo fully committed to the principle which the labor party haa been fighting for forycars. co.ini.t / : . > . Tinnk I , . Slnnton In Atlanta Constitution. War ain't over not a bit ! Kveiy night 'at comes Hill and me ( been tlinr , you see ! ) Jfs' muster all the drums ! An' while thu opnrlcH IB llyln" , An' the 111 e it crncks away ; Wo light an" llflit fiom left to right The liluu OElri' the Urny ! War nln't over bet ycr life ! Hill \\IIB Union ; so. . . . LlKhtH blH pipe , an' then he's ilpo For argyment , you know. , Sweura he whipped ux , fust nn' last , An' might bo at It Mill ; When ole Hull Hun Jlnes In the fun , An' I b'et one on Hill ! Wo talk nn' talk , an' have our say- Go over all the gronn' ; An' Bill he miiken the war his way , An1 then Je hiys It down ! Hut I keep tloxt up on his tinll , An' keep on Hi In' till . . . . , llv tm > n. nays ho : "Can't Bit 'loun' me ! Then I git ono on Hill. nut nil BO filendly ! What's the n o In belli' otherwise ! ' turned the blame taint Si-nco we've done ; loOKl' , The Lord's front lnujhter Pklcn' An' Hill an' me- ( been thai , yuu see ! ) Jf ' urgy i-oa wt > will. An' BUI gets one i > n iiv all fun An * I b'U one on BUM . . " . Gasoline Stoves $2.75 Una 2 burner * , top nicely Jnpnnned , large tank. A stove that In sold everywhere In the city for WOO. We are Headquarters for Gasoline Stoves. Antique Oak Refr iterator $7.90. Thla handsome Hefilrfrrntor ROCS on dale , beginning tumoirow. HI the rcnmrknbly low pi Ice of It cnnnot be duplicated In nny store In thH clt under H3.00. it IM ono of our new. 81 styles , iiinl lt'n u dandy , lias onrved front , ami the sides of the leu I'hnmber lift out , making It clonnnble. Ouurnntced to give entire pntlsfnotlon. "We httve now ON DISPLAY " 65 Styles of Ice Boxes and Re frige i-a tors. This Baby Carnage Do not compare this Baby Carilugo with any of the bhoddy goods shown around town. It IH us well made ns nny of our high est-priced carriages. Well Finished , Has Bicycle Wheels , Satin ParasolNoTS ( Lined with Satine , And is full size. Remember , We are Leaders on BABY CARRIAGES WE "CLOSE EVENINGS AT 6:30 : , EXCEPTING- MOMDAYS AND SATURDAYS 0" * alRnitF7ffSt& * * * * ' lif J' Tr-f + ret "TlTn" " * - - ! PEXOPJLvEVB , MAMMOTH INSTALLMENT HOXJSJR. H smxstteKmmi WILD WINDS OF WYOMING Damage Wrought on the Stock Eangcs by the Eecent Blizzard. DEAD CATTLE PILED UP IN HEAPS Disheartening Sights Unit ( .reel thn Storlc- mcii'H Jlyeu Kxpcricnccg of Various Ton us ulth the .Storm Loss on the Itango Xfutly One-lliilf. ( Special Correspondence of The Bee. ) CLEARMONT , Wyo. , March 28. Leaving Omaha by the 10:15 : a. m. train Tuesday \\e arrived here about G p. m. on Wednes day , entered the path of the storm about midnight and found ample confirmation of Its severity as previously reported. The load from this place to Sheridan was only opened yesterday. West of Gillette the MIOW plow has In many places cut a clean passage through drifts from fifteen to thirty feet high , the walls of snow brushing the cars on both sides. Nearly all ditches and hollows are filled flush to the top , so that the number of dead cattle cannot bo well estimated , but stock In pastures and those unable to drift must have buffered i > e\crcly. In some cases dead cattle arc lying In heaps against the wire fence : ! . The highest ranges and the foothills are now bare , and on the flat the snow Is soak ing rapidly Into the ground. The weather Is decidedly milder and still clear. The road to Uuffulo Is just open , but the t > tage had not arrived nt dark. No stage eaiuu In from HufTulo yesterday and nil passengers have to llo over at this place. RAWLINS , Wyo. , March 30. Ono of the leading sheep growers , whose flocks hnvo been grazing In the Casper vicinity , re ceived a letter from his foreman today stating that during the late storm the loss to ono herd was about 300 and about 25 per cent of the balance of the flocks. ARVADA , Wyo. , March 22. This section of the country has just been \lnltecl by one of the severest storms ever known In this locality. The storm commenced about 7 p. m. on the 19th and laged with the fury ot a cyclone until 2 a. m. this morning. The wind \MIH accompanied by a heavy fall of snow , which IH plied up In great drifts all over the country. Tu make It all the uorse the thermometer dropped down almost to rero. Muuli suffering and loss of live stock Is sure to be the result of thin storm , but no ono can estimate It , as it will \ > a hard for stockmen tu tuivel In the bad lands for several days. Powder rl\er Is frozen over again nnd everything has thu appearance of winter again. Old range nun say that tills has been the uorst tUoim slnco the settle ment of the countiy. To make It worse many ot the small ranchmen , thinking spring had come , had turned the stock they had been feeding all winter out onto tlio langn and they , of com BO , have drifted with tl.o btorm. Owing to scattered settlements thioughout this country It fs hard to cor rectly chtlmato the extent and damagu of the present storm. FELIX. Wyo. , March 20. A blizzard 1ms been raging violently for the past tvsonty- four hours. A foot and u half of snow has fallen , and It Is still snowing and drifting badly. Railroad truftla Is nearly biispcndu'l nnd the I ) . MIs blocked In many places \sorse than It has been at any tlmu during tlio winter. Many cuttle have perlitlied from cold and ntar\dtlon In the conn ties of Crook , Johr.Kon and Sheridan , ami the wolves an ; Killing a ciiiiKldurablo number of the uuakvr imlnmU. The bounty on uolf scalps has been removed , and trapppr no longer find any profit In cxtei initiating wolves and COJOtOH. The mines controlled by the Bherld.in Fuel company have been purchased by u nyii'Ucato of Nebr.iHUans , who will Inrrrnie the capital stock and Increase the capacity of the mini. 'Itio AlUttorth coal mine at Clcarmunt hua olosetl Indefinitely. The Hustler mine at Felix is still working and getting out coal of Very fine quality. GLENROCK , Wyo. , March 27. The Qlen- rook , Wyo. , coal mines suspended work entirely dining the paht eight days , the Fremont , Hlhhorn & Mlt-snurl Valley block- adu pie\cntlng them from filling outsldo ordeis. ConslderaWu of the Glemock pro duct Is used In Omaha. The cattle loss ot central Wyoming from the effects of the recent blUzurd Is esti mated at GO per cent. A great many died. from suffocation , the snow blowing In ami filling their nostiils. The .railway cuts were full of cattle that had drifted In with the storm and perished. The rotary mada slow progress over the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley road , several horns' tlmo being consumed in the task of cleanin each cut of 100 yards or over. DOUOLAS , Wjo. , March 19. District court convened hero yesterday , Judge on the bench. Nine prisoners nro In , H/u / _ county jail availing trial , most of whom are V accused of stealing cattle. One case of es pecial Interest will be the trial of Attorneys ; 10. II. Klmbull of filenrock and George. AVnlker of Casper on the charge of suborn ation of perjury , the state alleging that Eddlo Reach , \\lio JK noW doing .time In the state penitentiary for perjury , was encour aged and advised to swear falsely by these attorneys In their effoits to clear a client named McNeitlly , who was convicted ot cattle stealing at the November , 1893 , term. Judge Allen ( I. Fisher of Chadron was also one of McNoally'a attorneys , and was ar rested under the porno charge nt that tlmo. hut the c.iso against him was dismissed lust night , Investigation having shown that ho hail absolutely nothing to do with "fix- Ing" the testimony. A bll/zanl swept down upon central Wy oming last night which has unquestionably brought great loss upon tlio live stock Inter ests of this tcctlon. Whllo the winter was a mild ouo , yet the range uus short and cattle are thin , and the storm must have de stroyed them by hundreds. Sheep suffered somewhat , but no serious losses are poitcd. _ _ The mill owners of North Carolina nro In n hop 'fill Ktatc or mind , though working enclose close onlcro. All but ono of the nineteen cotton mills In thn wlalo uro now running "There were ll,4'l' > )87 ) . .birrc'lHfl- , duced In the United Suites In the year 1 _ as against ll.TM.Tni barrels In 1892 , a falling off of 350,267 barrels. Each barrel weighed 280 pounds , making u total of 3,201,930,300 pounds. In addition to this there wore Im portations of 391Utti,57 : : ! pounds , so that thin country counteracted tlio effects of the enor mous quantities of miK'ir used by inaklnK way with 3G9VJOWI7 : pounds , or about 1,790,931 toiiH , of cult. About n year ngo , relates tlio Detroit Trib une , a clover iirtltit , In mere caprice , made an Ingenious pletino of n canal boat being piopcllcd by the trolley. He received n few dollars for the picture , and , HO fur as ha was concerned , tlml wan the end of It. Seine cchemlng fellow In Albany , N. Y. , HUW the Illustration and at oncu had a bill passed appropriating $20,000 for experimenting. Tim lesultH have proved successful and that poll * tlclun Is now on tlio hlghwuy toward bccoiii- Im ; n mllllomilio. Tlio artist Is mill making pictures. As this sort of | > owur on canal boats IH likely to liscomo permanent , It IH just as \ \ oto \ \ tell everybody the name of the poor , struggling artist , so that ho may get some meiisuro of Justice. Hlx name Is J. F. Hums. The ordnance bureau of the army haa de cided to use ulectrlu light HH a means ot coast defence , and In nbuiit n niontli experi ments will bu made ut the Sandy Hook prov ing ground to deli i mine whut class of light Is best suited for the purpmto. Thu adop tion of torpedoes an u moans of modern warfare has made naccsarny I'llx Innovation. With electric search lights , inountuil on foitlllcatlons the danger from torw'doun nt night will bo considerably lefsonVJ. .i"1' this fact has b"un rccoxnUail by foivUsn powerM. Recently thu ordnance bureau pW * , chaKod fiom n ( luman llrm the big clertrlo-tt' ' search light exhibited ut Hie World's fair / which Is fcnld to Intl > " largest of the kip' * In the world. TMs will bu mounted'- ' . . ! . Sandy Hook In about a montli , and ordnanra ' officers hope the expcrlmentH with It will nut only determine lint character of Unlit ! ! 1 fHt artupted to ih i-ceda of thei service , but will also SU 'HT i in obtaining an uppro- prlutlnn for Hie purchase cf uncli apparatus for all the fortmcatlont lu the United ;