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THE OMAHA SUNDAY NEK:' .TAXUAKY 2f.. 1008.
SEff YORK STOCK AND BONDS
Market ii Generally Dull and Fluctu
ations Are Narrow.
MONET NO LONGER A FACTOR
Itapplr Faaa'a Asala ormftl
SettUmeat ! I.aber (lrTr
alea Abroad Haa Uo
NEW TORK, Jan. 25. There were no
Hew occurrences of sufficient Importance
to prompt large new operations In Block
of either aide of the market today and
the dull business and narrow fluctuations
were the. consequence. The piling up of
bank reserves has spent Its force as an
Influence In stimulating speculative buy
In of stocks and the common assump
tion that the new banks would aliow an
other large gain In cash holdings, al
though the statement waa nut published
until after the clone, waa not an Ira
mortsnt factor In the market.
The newa of settlement of the labor
controversy In Manchester, England, mnoV I
a good Impression, owing; to Its bearing
on the roreign m-mana ror our conon
crop. The reduction of the official dis
count rate of "the Imperial Bank ot Ot
rnany was not likely to prove of much
Influence In this market after the small
attention excited hy the reductions In tne
Kngllsh and French bank rate eurller In
the week. The waiting attitude of the
market Is attributed. In part, to the de
sire to see the quarterly report of the
Vnlted States Steel corporation to he pre
sented at the meeting of the dlrectovs next
-Tuesday, although opinion In the finan
cial district professes to be well lnfirmed
of what the showing of earnings will be
In that report and also what the action
of the directors on the dividends will be,
no suggestion of a change In the rate of
disbursement at that time having found
currency. The expectation that the gov
ernment's Intentions concerning the prose
cution Tf the Harriman railroad merger
would be formally announced at Wash
ington wns another impressive Influence
on activity. Northern Pacific showed
some special strength, but the majority
of stocks left off not far from last night's
prices. The bank statement proved closely
similar to the one of the week preceding
and the copious replenishment of banking
facilities disclosed amply bore out the
testimony of the week's money to the
growing plethora of the local money sup
plies. , .
Bonds were firm. Totsl sales, par value,
tl 782 000. United States lis declined
per cent and the 4s, registered, per
cent on call during the week.
Number of sales and quotations on stocks
were, hs follows:
rial. Riga. low. Clott.
valued at I10.100.1W. Imports of specie at
the port of New York for the week ending
todiy were 1142.077 silver and $l,S,ll gld.
F.xports of specie from the port of New
Vork for the wwk ending today were $.C1,
6i silver and SZ2.&0 gold.
TVew Tark Money Market.
NFW TORK, Jan. ih MONEY-On call,
nominal; time loans easy; sixty duys, 4
per pent, and 90 days, 4'4) ler cent; six
months. im per cent.
PKIME MERCANTILE! PAPERtVtf1
V pr cent.
STERLING EXCHANOB-Steady, with
actual business In bankers' bills at $4 87' 6
j4 8715 for demand, and at 9LDX4.X& fr
sixty-day, bills; commercial bills, HW
HILVF.R Bar, ECc; Mexican dollars. 44c.
BONLsS Government steady; railroad
firm. . M ,
Closing- quotations on bonds were as fol
lows: V. 8. rot. ts re 1r L. A N. unl. 4 4
do imupon 104 Manhattan nw n
.111 Mn. central la
.11 da 1st Inc IT
.11x14 Minn. A 8t. I.. 4a.. 77
M . K. T. 4 5
. do 3a M
.!( N. R. R. of M c. 4 "I
1 N. T. C. . 3Ha
M N. J. O. t 122
Atlantic I'oaat L. 4a 3 K. Pacific 4a HI"!
B A O. 4a ' do la 71
do IWa !" Norfolk A W. c. 4a.. '
Brooklyn H. T. c. 4a 70 o. B. t,. rfrt. 4a WtH
Central of Ua. to... W Pnn. rr. 'a 4
do 1st Inc ii Roadlng gen. 4a S
do Cd Ino 4!Ht. U. A I. M. c. 5s.1n7VB
do M Inc 33 St. U A 8. K. fg. 4a T4
So la res.
do new 4a rs ....
Am. Tobacco 4a. M.
Atrhlaon gen. 4...
do ail. 4a.
Chea. A Ohio 44 ...l"l St S. W. e. 4a
Chliaao A Alton SWa fZ Reabnanl A. U 4a.
C., B. A J. new 4a.. so. Pacific 4a
C. R. I. A P,
do ool. fia
ecu. St. L
tv.lo. Midland 4a ...
Colo. Southern 4. .
Cuba 6a :
D. A R. 0. 4a
Plot I lien' 8er. 5a .
Krlo prior lion 4
do son. 4a
0't do lat 4a ctfa.
.. Tli So. Rallwar hi
4a !7' Toxaa A Paclfl'- la..
.. 1H T.. St. L. A W. 4a.
.. SRVj Union PaciSo 4
..ins do ct. 4a
..HI V S. Steel 2d 6a... .
72 Wabah lata.
44 do deb. H.
7 WMtrn Md.
Am. Car & Foundry
Am. Cotton Oil
Am. Hide A Leather pfd
Am. l.lnaeed OH
Am. Hmolllnx A Rot
Am. Kurnr H"f
Am. T"hacco pfd ctf
Ana"mla Mining Co
do pfd .
Atlantic Coaat Una
B A O
Urooklyn R. T
Central of N. J
rhea. & Ohio
chlraxo Great Western...
C. A N. W.,
C. M. ft St. P
Chlraao T. A T
C, C, C. A 8t. L
Colo. Fuel & Iron
do lat pfd
do I'd pfd
Conaol Mated Oka
Delaware A Hudaon
Pel., Lack. A W
Denrer A K. O
PlatllU-ra' Securities -
do lat pfd
do id pfd
Ooneral Electric ZOO
Illinois Central ion
Inter. Paper 1"0
do pfd UX
do pM 31)0
do pfd 300
K. C. Southern.
L. A N
Minn. A 81. Louie
Minn., St. P. A 8. Ste. M.
do pfd '
M., K. A T
1.5"0 36!4 3
44 U 431
National R. R. ot M
N. Y. Central
N. Y.. Ont. W
Norfolk He W
P.. t.. C. A St. L
Prcaaed 8teel Car
Pullmen Palace Car....
do Ht pfd
do 2d pfd
Rni-k loland Co
St. L. A San P. Ili pfd
St. Louie 8. W
Southern Pacific. ..1. .
out hem Railway
Tenn. Col A Iron....
Texaa & Pacltto
Toledo. St. L. A V..
tl. 8. Kxpreee..
II. 8. Hoaltf...
V. 8. Rubber..
V. 8. Steel
4.600 1744 1V
400 U 14V
100 8DV4 eOV
'i,'on '44V4 'H
l.bOO 23 V i!3V
'"ioo 'iiii 'isii
100 46 V 4&V
l.im ii3 iisl
2U0 85 ti
'"ioo '20i 'toii
fl'.iuo ioiv ''
"') "ii" "isii
100 13' 13
) I 2S SI4
" ioo 'sii 'iiv
I.WJ0 74 7
"-ioo 'ii' 'iiii
i,yi 123V 122
'"iuo ''" "is"'
do pfd 4.100
Wella-Karso blxpreee. .
W. Uake Krle
Northern Paclnc. . . 24.40S
(treat Northern pfd 1,100
Central Leather 1H
d pfd 83
Inter. Met 900 T 1
do pfd 20
Tv-lal salea tor the day, 15,40V aharea.
riearlaar Iloase Bank jttatemeat
NEW YORK, Jan. 25. The statement of
alcanna; house banks for the week shows
that the banks hold 37S,65O.&00 more than
the requirements of the 2b per cent reserve
rule. This Ih an Increase of $14,431,025 In the
proiKirtlouate cah reserve aa compared
eviin last wock. i ne siaiement ioiiows:
Ieal tenders ;x.iI3.Sih)
leaerve required al, ':'()
tn-V. S. deposits 54. 404. out)
Bask riearlasra. '
OMAHA. Jan. S5. Rank clearings for
lotiay were l . i .t.4 Jo. anil for the cor
responding; date lant year 1 1,571, ;;lrt. 75.
. t :.2K.r2.s
. l.SbU.Ol T.7
. 2. 00. 791.51
II, 891. 3.10 0
til. 59,481. 5! tl.94, 858.32
over the corresponding week
1.049,0; j. o.
Saturday . ,
New York Mlataar Staeka.
KEW TORK, Jan. 25. Closing quotations
tn mining siocas wero
Prunawlrk Con 10
Contetoi-k Tunnel 37'
Coa. I al. 4k tl 70
Horn Silver 60
Irua Sliver 71
Leadvllle Coo '
.Ittla Chief I
Small Hope ...
(irmaa niaceaal Hedaooel.
I1KUI.1N. Jan. H. The ImperUI Hank of
Qormany today reduced its rate of discount
Irom V lo per cent.
Mevrarati of Sperle.
NEW TORK. Jn. S5 lmptirts of nw.
rliandlso and dry. goods at the port of New
York for the wek ending January U were
Mocking Valley 4a..l"l Wle. Central 4. K
Japan 4a 77Atchlon CT. 4a o
do 4 corllt d., 5a 7
do 2d aorlee 86 Inter. Met. 4a. 69
Boston Stocks sal Bono's.
BOSTON. Jan. 25. Call loans. 3Wiifu, per
cent: time loans, 6f(j4 per cent. Official
closing on stocks and Donas:
AKhleon dj. 4a 83 Amalgamated 49
do 4a 'V "Atlantio "
Mn. Central 4a 80 Blnsham 4
Atchlaon 71 Calumet Hocla....
do pfd Centennial
Poaton A Albany 198 Cupper Range t.1
Boaton A Maine 138 Paly Weat V
ponton Klevated 136 Franklin 9
Fttruburn pfd ll lole Koyale 26
Mej. Central 17 Maea. Mining 4
N. Y.. N. If. &. H..13 Mlchlaan if
Union PaclBc 123 Mohawk 66
Am. Arge. Chem 15 Mont. Coal dt Coke., l
do pfd si tlld uominion k'-t
Am. Pneu. Tube 4 Osceola
Am. Sugar 11 Parrot it
14 Tamarack ,
V. 8. Mining...,
V. 8. Oil
. 62 Winona ,
Am. T. A T.
Am. Woolen ,
Dominion Iron A 8-
Edlrtin dec. lllu...
General Electric ...
United Fruit 114 Wolverine
United 8 hoe Mach.... 44 North Butte.
V. 8. Steel
16 Butte Coalition
28 Nevada 10
91 Calumet A Arliona. . .110
, 2 Arliona Com 19
London Roaibaj Stocks.
LONDON, Jan. 25. Closing quotations on
do pfd ,
B. A O
Cheeapeake eV Ohio,
Chicago Ot. W
C, M. A St. P....
Denver A R. O ...
.85 S-18M., K. A T 23
... 85 N. Y. Central.. lm
... SNnrtolk A W... 67
...73 do pfd 8S
... 90 Ontario & W 54
,..89 Pennaylvania 58
...164 Rand Mines 4
... 40 Reading 51
... 6 Southern Railway ... 10
...115 do pfd 34
... 14a.mthern Paclnc 7a
... 30 Union Pacific 126
o" jao pin 87
Erie ., 16 U. 8. steel 2
uo lev pin iinft no pta 4
do 2d pfd 23Wabaoh 4
Orand Trunk 18 do pfd 17
Illinois Central 1.14 Bpanlah 4e 90
Lou lav I lie & N 1U0 Amal. Copper 61
BIL.VBR Bar, quiet, 26d per oz.
MONBY 3 per cent.
The rate of discount In the onen market
for short bills-Is 3W(Q per cent; for three
months' Dins, 3hVas per cent.
LONDON. Jan. 25. Monev was In amnll
demand on the market today and the sup
plies were large. Discounts were weak.
The approach of the settlement restricted
business on the Stock exchange, but gilt
edged securities Improved on cheap money
and the reduction In the rate of discount
of the Imperial Bank of Germany. For
eigners benefited on Paris speculative
issues, especially Japanese bonds. Ameri
cans were left entirely In the hands of the
professionals, who marked quotations above
parity. Then bear covering in anticipation
of a good New York statement and the re
duction In the German bank rate caused
further Improvements, and this section of
the market closed firm but dull.
UKKLilfM. Jan. 25. Pr ces on the Flours
today remained unchnnered on the reriiininn
of the rate of discount of the Imperial bunk,
nut later waa nigner. American securities
PARIS. Jan. 25. Tradlno nn the Dni.rn
today showed a sagging tendency.
Imperial Bank Statement.
RERUN. Jan. 25. The weekly statement
of the Imperial Hank of Germany shows
the following changes: Cash in hand. In
creased 67.8a0.0OO marks; treasury notes. In
creased S80.00O marks; other securities, de
creased, 94,620,000 marks: notes In cir
culation, decreased 106,140,000 marks. .
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Today's stat-
mcnt of the treasury balances in the gener
al fund exclusive of the tl5O.000.000 gold re
serve shows: Available cash balance, t266,
404.Klt); gold coin and bullion, 10,209,536; gold
CONDITION OF OMAHA TRADE
Flint Were Marked Down One Cent
Cent Yard, Surprising Merchants
TRADE WITH GROCERS tfORMAL
Shoe Men Confident of lined Spring
Season and the duality of Shoes
Obtalaed Will Be Mnch
BERLIN, Jan. 25. EXCHANGE
LONDON 20 marks. 49Va pfennigs
DISCOUNT RATES Short bills 4
cent; three months' bills, 4 per cent.
Announcements, wedding stationery am
calling cards, blank book and magazine
binding. 'Phone Doug. 1G04. A. I; Root, Inc.
Rev. Father Stafford, pastor of St. Pat
rick's church, Washington, and fatuous aj
a Shakespearean leoturer, is reported crit
The Presbyterians of Seattle have Just
dedicated a new toOO.OOO church bunding.
The Catholic diocese of Helena, Mont., Is
to have a magnificent new cathedral to
Funds tare being collected In America to
erect a church at Stratde, Ireiund, as a
memorial to the late Michael IKvllt.
Bishop George Worthington of the Epis
copal diocese of Nfetorasks and Mva. Worth
ington are spending the winter a1. Nice.
The new Calvary Episcopal church of
Pittsburg, a handsome structure, has Just
been opened. The chancel furniture alone
Father Brougler, a priest, lias pur!hHs4
the Fennlng and Washington inlands of the
Fanning group In the South Pacific for the
sum of tl25,000.
8aco. Me., celebrated last week the 100th
anniversary of the organization of Method
ism there. The first MethodtBt sermon
preached In Maine wasjn Saco tn 17i.
Rev. Joshua Colt, secretary .of the Massa
chusetts Home Missionary society, expired
suddenly the other day. He was one of
the best known workers In the missionary
field in Congregation circles.
Rev. F. B. Clark, head of the World s
Christian Endeavor unions, will leave Bos
ton next month for Europe and will visit
all the large cities of Great Britain, Ire
land, Holland, Finland and RusHia and
will attend the Spanish Christian Endeavor
convention at Barcelona.
Probably the oldest minister of the gos
pel In the world ts Rev. John Schuef t'er.
who recently celebrated his 10:1 birthday at
North Benton, O. For sixty ycurs Mr.
Schaeffer has preached each Sunday. He
still enjoys a cigar dally after his dinner.
He can read without glasses, and he says
he enjoys what he reads.
Rev. George Alexander, D. !.. pastor of
the University Place Presbyterian church
New York City, will be the next president
of the Union college, succeeding Hev. Dr.
Andrew V. Raymond, who resigned last
June to accept a Buffalo pastorate. Dr.
Alexander was offered the presidency at
that time, but consented only recently.
Christmas day Mgr. Joseph P. O'Connell
of Brooklyn was seventy-five years old,
and in his honor his 15.0U0 parishioners cele
brated the event. He was born In Ireland,
but his parents brought him to Aim-rlea
when very young and settled In the soutli
on a plantation. The father sent his boys
to Roma to be educated and three of his
four sons became priests and a daughter
Trade with Omaha wholesalers Is normal
or better, especially In dry goods, grocery
and shoe lines. The first week of tile
spring trade excursion is past. The arrivals
were not large, but conventions during the
last week detracted from buying. From
next week to April 1, the Omnha whole
salers are anticipating a large business.
Much to the surprise of the wholesale
dry goods dealers, the American Printing
company announced during the week, the
reduction of the price of prints.- Only a
few weeks ago it was positively announced
that the prices quoted would stand. Prints
were reduced from 7 to 6 cents, shirtings
to 6V cents. Other print houses have re
vised their price lists and all show a con
siderable decline. Prints have been too
high in proportion to other lines, accord
ing to the dealers and though nn one
looked for, the decline at thl time, the
buying was light at 7 cents. To get busi
ness many Jobbers have been taking a ile-
piirttne from their regular price lists and
lengthening the discounts. The change will
now enable the trade to meet prices on a
basis below 7 cents.
The following will be ot Interest to
country merchants, showing as it doe the
change In the prices of prints during the
last year, when prints have been the sub
ject of much talk:
January 1. H107 . fi
January 23. M 5Vj
February 23, 1!I7 S
July 21. 11107 H
September 24, 1!I07 7
January 24, 190S 6
ten t s
Dress Goods Lines.
The new price applies to American Indi
goes and whites, reds and gold and while,
grays, plaids and checks, reds and clarets.
The' new lines of dress goods for fall and
winter, 1908-), will not be opened as early
as usual this year. It Is thought that by
February 1, flnnuclal conditions will be
greatly Improved, and that the leading
firms will by that time have a better Idea
of the amount of goods required for future
Another renson for holding oH Is that the
first seriew of London wool sales takes
place this month. This, of course, will
have much to do in forming the prices of
Trade with the wholesale grocery Houses
started off witli such a largo volume dur
ing' the last week that orders were wired
tor new stocks, even when Omahn whole
salers had kept their stocks well In hand.
The month will not finiHh as good as last
year, but the business for the first three
weeks have been above the average for the
last six years, which Is taking into con
sideration some good years.
Last year the business opened heavy the
day after New Year's and January waa a
Few advances were recorded on the
grocery price list during the week. Various
varieties of rolled oats showed an advance.
The best that can be said of the rolled oats
situation is that the prices are strong.
Mothers' oats, a tsandard brand advanced
6 cents per case and "Just" Oats 10 cents
pof case. Condensed milk has lieen advanc
ing for some time and jumped up again
this week, pints 5 cents a case, and oilier
sizes In proportion.
Statistics of the Park.
The annual statistics covering the canned
goods, esecially In the three leading varie
ties, have Just have been made public. The
Chicago Canner and Dried Fruit l'ackcr
shows a decrease for corn, while tomatoes
and peas show largo Increases, not only
ever last year's pack, but over any prev
ious year In the history of tomnto packing.
Tile total tomato pack Of the United
States la considerably In excess of earllur
guesses and is given as 13,4;7.47 cases as
against 9,W,5o2 cases In l'jotj. Canada
packed Tlx.&U cases in makisV the
total par k 13,0.069 cases against lO.iX&.&iu
in l!(t)(i. The per cent increase of this coun
try's pack over last year's was 35.25.
The enormous over-production of canned
corn In 1904 and i:J5, whiclijiail tho effect
of demoralizing tho market until the pro
duct was sold below cost, led to great cur
tailment of packs since that time, and the
year 1907 showed a decrease from tho 1906
pack of 2,Ob4,OUO cases In the United States,
the total output for the year figuring up
to 6,1175,908 cases, while tho 1906 pack was
8,739,908 cases. Canada also had a shrink
age of canned corn production of 100,000
cases, and accordingly tho combined pack
of the two countries totaled 7,02o,9no' chscs
less than the pack of the United Status
alone In 1906.
Increase in the pack of peas In 1907 over
l!H'rt production amounting to 42 per cent or
1.9L2U94 cases, says the Canner, "will prob
ably he food fur thought for packers who
contemplate incteaKing their acreage in
V9U8, since it Is ull indisputable fact that the
l!k)7 acreage was sufficiently largo to have
produced with favorable weather condi
tions in the principal tea-canning states
an even larger yield and pack than was
Wholesalers and manufacturers of shoes
report an unusual situation at the begin
ning of the year. There is said to be not
a single tanner, leather merchant, shoe
manufacturer, shoe Jobber or shoe retailer
who has any surplus slock on hand. Many
of tin; shoe manufacturing plants that have
been shut down or running part time1 since
the money trohblu began, intend to run
to full capacity after February 1. while
others will be compelled to materially In
crease their output.
wiioiexalors almost without exception.
believe there will be a good trade dur
ing the siiring, good orders already In hund
Justifying the belief.
Drugs Are Doll.
Trade on drugs Is normal, with an out
look for a good season on paint. Somo
drugs are extremely dull and do not even
prookc Inquiry. An idea of prices may
be gleaned from tlio quotation! on staples,
niuile aa follows: ,
Opium Is not receiving much attention,
and extreme dullness is noted throughout
the market, with tho undertone we.tk. anil
quotations remain unchanged but nominal
at t4.754it4.S6, as to quantity and selleK,
Powdered also is inactive, and the nominal
quotations are to.10ntu.75.
(.oilnlne continues to una a mnueiaie con
suming outlet, hut the movement is wholly
of a routine character, and chii t'iy on con
tract orders, with manufacturers' prices un
changed on tun basis ot ih: Tor bulk In
Harlem oil In moderate quantities is sell
ing in a satisfactory way at the ruling quo
tation of tiV-
Quicksilver is in moderately active con
sulting rcqucBt, and a gisul jobbing busi
ness Is reported at prices within the quoted
range of iiliiO", as to seller and quantity.
American safl'ron is unsettled and some
what irregular, Willi the consumingdemand
light and uiilinix.rlant. Regular dealers
continue to quote 2TVie, out some business
is said to have been done at 25c.
Russian uinse seed is again lower UUiler
the Influences noted yesterday, and quota
tions have been further reduced to truac,
as to quantity, the inside figure for ton lots.
Dutch caraway seed continues to harden
In price under steadily diminishing supplies
and quotations have been further advanced
to lliil IV'. with holders inclined lo offer
- German quince seed Is almost out of mar
ket, and for the small parcels obtainable
the quotation haa been advanced to hoc.
Death from Blood Poison
was prevented by G. W. Cloyd, Plunk, Mi.,
.who healed his dangerous wound with
Bucklen's Arnica Salve. 25c. Sold by
Beaton Drug Co.
WHEN JEFF STRIKES OLD N. Y.
Then Far Will Fly, Plutocrats Shy
and Wall Street Well,
O. M I
Simultaneously with the special Unrm
warning issued by the weather bureau say
ing that 3 howling sou'wester was on the
way up the coaut was an announcement
from Colooel Harry W. Walker, the herald
angel for William J. Bryan, that Senator
Jefferson Davis would speak at the Bryan
mil ling In Cooper Union.
Senator Jeff Davis has never been in
New York. He says he has been "too dod
ratted busy" protecting bis constituents
against predatory wealth, aah, to visit the
lair of the plutocrats.
Senator jiff asked Colonel Walker to say
that when be gets on the historic rostrum
In Cooper Union he proposes to give an
oratorical barbecue, and that Wall street
will be the ox. and that when he gets
through there will be a hide and a pair of
horns nailed to the wall at the back of the
stage, with enough fried tallow dripping
around to grease the patent leather pumps
of the lion. Charles F. Murphy.
Colonel Walker says thnt the common
pi ople will welcome Senator Jeff with a
band, and that nftcr his speech he will
have the freedom of the city.
Senator Jiff is getting used to the wsys
of the garden variety of politicians. As
United 8tates senator he had the appoint
ment of a clerk and a laborer. He ap
pointed one daughter a clerk and another
to the laborer's Job. Down In Arkansas
Jeff has hi troubles as well as other peo
ple. His enemies say that the best thing
he ever said was bis utterance that lie was
no kin to the original Jefferson Davis. En
grossed resolutions of thanks for disclaim
ing the supposed relationship were pre
sented to lilm.
Senator Davis apparently labors under
the delusion that he Is the first statesman
of nalionnl reputation whose first appear
ance In the metropolis Is to be signalised
by a speech at a large mass meeting. Hon.
Champ Clark of Missouri Is a good many
laps ahead of him. Champ was elected to
congress back In 1S92, and licfnre he was
sworn In he was asked to make a speech
In Tammany ball on the Fourth of July.
He was far down on the list of speakers,
and as the meeting went on he contracted
stage fright. Leaning over to Harry
Walker, he told him he guessed he had
cold feet and couldn't go on. Walker told
him to brace up and be a man.
"Walker," said he, "maybe I can pull
through with this job, if you'll get me a
chew of tobacco."
Walker liusllei out and botight him a
5-cent plug, returning just as the chair
announced Champ as the next speaker.
Champ put the entire plug far back In the
recesses of his facial warehouse and cut
loose with astonishing oratorical vigor.
That night the copy readers of the New
York papers tossed Into oblivion thn pre
pared speech of the "long talker" and
others and used Champ's "first appear
ance" speech entire. That was the ruin of
Champ. He has feen talking that way
ever since. When Colonel Walker was
asked if history would repeat Itself, he
said ho hoped not.
"Some of our people are afraid to take
the hopples off of Senator Davis right here
in New Vork," said Colonel Walker, "but
I told them I would stand for him. Persons
at all sensitive as to blood splashing would
better wear rubber boots. The senator tells
me that when he gets through with the
trusts and the, plutocrats of this town we
shall all be back to primal conditions to a
condition of primal gullelessness and sim
plicity." New York Tribune.
AN OCEAN-GOING SCENIC LINE
Series of Remarkable Dlfflealtlea
Overcome on llailrond Over the ,
January 16 saw the culmination of an im
portant stage of tho great project being
worked otlt by Henry M. Flagler, when tho
new railroad from Miami to Knight's Key
was ojioncd. This line is the longest part
of the ambitious extension of the Florida
East Coast railway, by which the toad's
terminus will bo moved from Homesteud,
Fla., to Key Wert, 128 miles further fcoutl..
Construction work on the extension was
begun on May 1, 190,", and the frequent en
gineering problems met with each step of
its progress have been successfully solved.
Stretching its way from key to key over
Intervening lanes of water, varying In depth
from a few Indies to thirty feet, the new
line when completed will have been built
for seventy-four miles on land, twenty-five
miles through swamps and twenty-three
miles over water. It has been appropri
ately nicknamed tho "seagoing railroad.'
On the entire route fifty keys are crossed,
and the delay accompunylng the procuring
of material for the connecting concrete
viaducts has prevented earlier completion
of the new section. " -
Included In the 156 miles from Miami arc
nearly six miles of concrete viaduct and
eighty miles of embankment, rising thirty
one feet above the water, to protect the
track from storms. The line has ten
bridges, two of them draw-bridges with
forty-foot clear openings on each side of
the pier, and one with a clear opening of
1O0 feel on each side. The longest viaduct,
from Key West to Conch Key, Is 10.5UO feet,
built In the most substantial way. In places
concrete work on tho railway has cost more
than $.710,000 per mile. The road Is, of
course, single track, with seventy-pound
rails, ami Is an excellent piece of con
struction work. For the extensive gradins
necessary, 4,000 men were employed last
The completion of the road Is expected
to make a wonderful "change In the devel
opment of Key West. With railroad facil
ities this city should take a position as a
port of entry on a par with Gals'eston,
Mobile and New Ohleans. Key West will
obviously be the port of Cuban traffic,
being but a little morei than four hours
distant from Havana, ana will be the near
est rail connectlop for Haiti, Santo Do
mingo and the Panama canal. From the
opening of the canal a large amount of
profitable business Is expected to origin-;
ate, while the winter tourist traffic is a
sure source ot considerable passenger rev
enue. Property and real estate In Key
West have advanced by leaps . since the
coming of the railroad was made certain.
The city's harbor is expected to provide
wharfage space for forty deep-sea vessels,
with wharves 800 feet long. The harbor
has been filled In for an area of 800 by 1,500
feet by pumping mud from the bay, and
Young men who like swell
shoes can find here the sea
The new toes slightly
narrow- are -the thing.
We have them in several
styles, some button, souk
lace, some blucher cut. Tin
leathers are patent colt ve
lour, gun metal and box calf.
Tlie price V
All sizes and widths.
We ask young men to call
for a look at the swagvei
upon this newly made land will be built the
terminal. There will also be erected here
another Flagler hotel.
Completion of the last section of forty-six
miles to Key West will be pushed, but will
not be accomplished for many months
Wall Street Journal.
PROOF OF A BAD SPELL
Perplexities of a Typist
ferred from Machine
The other day a stenographer In the
First National Bank oullding had to stop
work until her machine could be repaired.
She reported the breakage to her em
ployer. He was angry, for there were sev
eral Important letters In her dictation book
which should go out at once.
"Isn't there another machine around here
anywhere?" he questioned. "No, sir."
"Well, you'll have to write them out In
long hand then; I haven't the time, and
they must get right out," he decided.
So the stenographer went back to nor
desk and started writing. Her face be
came more puzzled at' every line she wrote;
she scratched out words, tore up sheets,
and finally, in desperation, went to her
"Well, got them finished?" he asked.
"No no, sir; I can't seem to do It, sir."
'"Can't write a letter? Why, what's the
matter with you?"
"Why why, you see, sir." exclaimed the
confused stenographer. "I have punched a
machine for so long that I can't spell when
I try to write a word. I know Just where
that word Is on the machine, but but
whin I try to write it In pen and ink it
takes so long I get the letters all mixed
up. I really can't do It, sir," and she
allowed him a sample of her pen-and-ink
work for proof. Chicago Tribune.
IS! Suits and 0'Coats
0.00 1 $7.50
on sale Monday,
in two lots, at
Tho most attractive lot of Young Men's Suits
and Overcoats ever offered here or elsewhere
in Omaha at these special prices:
Not only are styles and materials strictly up to1
date, but the quality of every garment insures
NOTHING RESERVED IN OUR IMMENSE
STOCK of Young Men's Suits and Overcoats,
everything goes Monday
TOII THK KIDICri.Ol S LY
IjOW riUCK OF
SIZKS 83. 34. 3.1. 30 AND A
Boy's Leng Pant Suits
If any of (liom suit you and
fit you, you will certainly go
the bargain of your life.
1519-1621 Douglas St.'
THE RELIABLK ST KB
Boys' Knee Pant Suits
and 0'Coats Zt 't'l-'ZL
Too large a stock of winter weight Boys'
Clothing is the cause. An unprecedented
bargain opportunity for you the result.
C'oats and Suits in all newest styles and
Coats! sizes 2 VI. to 8 years 1.95 and 2.!)5
Suits, sizes 2V-: to 16 years 1.95 and 2.95
Barney & Horry lec Kknti', nn-n' or
Iiovh', nil nlzcn, regular 11.00 viilun;
Saturday only . . 69o
Liull' s- ;. & U. J1.J3 leu Skates, Snt
Stoves, Storca, Btovei, 4 Frio
No. 1 1 Hound Oak Stoves, worth I7.no,
No. 13 Hound Oak Stove, worth :i.00,
No. 1.1 Hound Oak Stove, worth $lL'.ri0,
Waaklnr or tanndry Department.
We j"i'll more vnhlnn machlncH
than all Omaha combined. Why Be
cause we sell them cheaper and fully
guarantee every one or money back.
Hound Pan American Waaher, worth
$6.90, tomorrow $3.85
Round Sun Waaher. or Western
Rotary Washer, tho O. K., Imperial,
etc., only $9.49
The self running water power washer,
solid brans motor. We have, over
100 of them In use. Return it to us
If It does not do the work, fully
guaranteed, worth $25.00, tomorrow
No. 8 galvanized bottom Wash Boiler,
worth $1.00, at 60o
i -. -i .... I .
U BLACICBTONl Kf.l
No. H copper bottom, slightly flontei
Boilers, only 60o
Large enameled Dish Pans, tomorrow,
Largo enameled Wash Basins, tomor
Mrs. Vrooman's 25c Sink StrHlner 19o
S8o large compartment Dinner Buck
fiOc Dinner Buckets, onlv 85o
The last sale on 6xe Waffle Irons 69o
Any brand Food C!iopoe you want,
tomorrow, worth $1.25 to $1.60 each,
IEX HFLYDENS' SM
! rZZ'' j I With H ja pailf0d A Co 3
Jz jJI 0 Leading Scientific Opticians
r,- 1405 FARNAM STREET -:- -:- Eys Tested FREE j
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Don't stick to a light pair of
shoes now. Think of your health,
your appearance, the foot comfort
because our new shoes are as
easy foot-feeling as an old pair.
There is no justifiable excuse for
you to wear unseasonable Bhoes
No, not even the price. All styles,
all leathers for outdoor wear
$3.50 & R00
FRY SHOE CO.
16th and Douglas Streets.
nxny ma uawaiMi jlhiwhv mii'JM w UMIIK
Drexel Shoe Co.
Ill) Fanaa SL
I ALARM CLOCKS
You tan well afford to throw
away the old clock the unreliable
tinie-piece-r-when you are offered
guaranteed timekeepers at such
prices aa we are making to reduce
our stork befo'o moving. Listen
you can hear the prices strike
$3.50 8-lay strike solidl QC
oak cut price l.oJ
A line of choice clocks made up for
the old firm to sell at 1.23 to
$2.00 closing-out QJjO
Mail orders on these promptly
filled satisfaction guaranteed.
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Tells of life and Its problems around the world. A resume of all that Is
useful beautiful, interesting and instructive from every country and every
clime.' Prlooi Paper Cover, 85c; Cloth, 60c; Morocco, 75c.
TWIRTIXTE CEVTVBT FAR ME at OKE TEAK The best Live Stock and
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THIRD FLOOll PAXTOX BLOCH
Corner lCUi and Faruam Street.
Best equipped Dental office in the middle west.
Highest gfade Dentistry at Reasonable Price.
Porcelain fillinga. Jutt like the toots.
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WE ARE SELLING:
AoeEi Springs oal
, 405 South 15th Stroot
CENTRAL COAL S COKE CO. OF OMAHA
Hebroka 'Phone DouglM 1221
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