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Bee VOL. XXXVII NO. 20!). OMAHA, MONDAY MOKN1XU, APRIL 27, 1908. SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS. K I) 'ill - '4 f REVIVAL OF CREDIT Sale ' of Pennsylvania Bond Issue Points to Improvement. MARKS TUBN UT THE . TIDE Heavy Subscription Shows Strength of Banking; Position. PLENTY OF rUITES IN SIGHT Money Can Be Secured for Extensions and Improvements. CAUSES RISE IN UNION PACIFIC Relief thnt Incident Insnre Sncf Proponed Loan nesnltt ' Advance in Price l '"i Jj . . Meek. -f NEW YORK. Arrll Speculative sy tlment as reflected In th securities nias ket last week took heart decidedly ana stocks and bonds weie. absorbed with growing confidence and Increasing vol ume4.. The dominant factor In causing the Improvement was the betterment of the Investment altuatlon, and the Inci dent moat relied on to point thla Improve tvient was the success or the Pennsylvania bond Issue. It Is many yeara since a single financial transaction haa been Invested, with so much significance aa this Pennsylvania operation. Aanologles are drawn with the . 15 000,000. Lake Whore and the $100,000,000 New York Cen tral bond issues in the spring of 1SS7 which marked In a decisive way the re extahllshment of credit and the start of that growth of prosperity In the coun try which ran ultimately to unprecedented heights. The comparison offers soma striking contrasts. , The Vaaderbilt Issues were 100-year iVt per cent general refund ing mortgage and the par value realized for them wk heralded as marking a now era in American railroad finance. The event proved that thl new basin of in tcreat return on capital was not to be permanent and was due In large part to the prolonged prostration which had pre ceded It, coupled with distrust and timid ity of capital, which had prompted Its hoarding and accumulation to a point of extreme redundancy. Revival of Credit. Tlio terms of the present Pennsylvania issue indicate no such unwieldy plethora of ld!o capital, the forty-year present bond being Bold to subscribers at i, from which must be deducted the un known bankers' compensation to arrive at the yield to the Issuing company. The Pennsylvania bond sale, however, haa had the effect of creating confidence that the revival of credit of the railroads haa set In and foreshadow the arrest of the Industrial and commercial contraction. Collateral Influences expected to flow from Ihla chief development of the week play.nl a ' large -part In the (stock-market Improvement. The participation to the ex tent of half the new loan by the great banking houses bf X. M. Rothschild A Fins and Ha ring Bros, ft Co., limited of London, has stimulated expectations of a widening Interest on the, part of foreign Investors in (he new Issue of American securities wl ch are known to be Imminent as conditions may become prosperous. V'nlon Pacific had been especially affected, as Ua plana Cor a coming bond Issue have been announced already and It banking connections are with Kuhn, Loch ft Co., through which the foreign participation In Ire Pt niiHylvanla loan was enlisted. HanWIuar Position fttrengr. The heavy subscriptions for the new Issue demonstratea the strength of the banking position In New York and the betterment 111 the Investment pohltlnn. This has brought announcements of other proposed IsMiica of new securities, and of their pur chase by the banking houses, and a gen eral Impression nt returning confidence on the part of investors and of re-establish-ment or iiedlt was caused. Hope was stimulated at the same time that Industry would te revived with the supply of re sources to the railroads to resume the work of construction, Improvement and extension. Interrupted by the financial crash last year! The effect on the securities market, while marked, has been sober and restrained and without rymptoms of speculative excite ment. Tlila restraint Is partly due to nullifying couslderattona In the outlook. The new financing, while reflecting marked improvement in contritions over those of tiio recent paat. d not indicate the full restoration of norms) eondltlons. either of credit or of capital supply. The Immediate conditions .In Industry and commerce also a p.- mil if cheering effect. FIRE RECORD. Store RalldiBata at Joliet. JOI.IKT. 111.'.; Ann! rs.Vir today de stroyed i,e Boston store and damaged the Hammond building adjoining. The loss on the Boston store U tsfl.non and en content $l''.. The roof and third floor of the Hammond luilMIng burned. The Hammond h'fS ! S.fi.ftM. Laramie toaaty Convention. flll.VtNXK. .. April W.-(8pecial.)-Hie l,aamie county republican convention Was held Saturday morning at the court house ami was one of the most harmonious meetings or In kind ever held in .this county. County Chuirnian Ed F. Stable ull.'d the o. invention to order, the several committees wcr appointed and 1n an In trcdihly abort time reMirts were received and adopted. Including the report of the ccninilttee on resolutions. Thu resolutions endorse the candidacy of secretary of V,r Taft for the presidency, md thn Ijirainie county delegation to the stale convention at lender on May 7 la in n'riicted ta work for an Instructed dclega. tion for the Chicago convention. The eii, eoui.ty nd state repi.bl't an ad u.'i.tr.iUoin were hesrtily endorsed, and Wjoinli.g-it ..,catlon ln congreae. Senators V. It. l la k id Francis E. Warren and Cciisve-en ..n Krank W. Mondell were warinl. , onin end-d for their able work In conferees In We interest of th etate. etc He. ' " Men Cjrt:s I.. H Inkle, deputy eer.,tary eif stte. and one of the republican wheel hoi'sts, was chosen chairman tf (lie Lra, inle county delegation, which ta as follows: C. I., Hinkle. Kd F. 8lahle. E. T. Clark! Jacob Sherman. C. S'. Jtlner. P. J. Blsck. H. 1'. Puller. II. W. Mitchell, W. C. fkm! 'fe. A. J. Parshail. K V. Stone, Q. E. AbUitt. T. H. Kennedy. Cheyenne; R. p. Allen Iron Mountain; (1. II Uilland, Kg .bcrt; l. N. f,Wk. I- R Weed. Wheatland; J 1.. B.er, TorrinfeUoii; M. II. Hurtunn; Areola. iiiiain is nuniiuneti rur the state cnlrtl con.iutUrs fiom county e on this CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER FORBCA8T FOll NEBRASKA Fair nd Warmer. NOW FOR ELECTRICAL SHOW laeeeu Promised for the Rig Display Whit.- Takes Place at the , Aodltorlnm. - ' affair scheduled for the the electrical show dur y 4 to t. Omaha is the try to give an elec- such affairs have nd New York. W Is prarllcally the exhibition , Tias been engaged ( l..i! l : . . tk .arly all the prominent cle .y housea of New York, Boa- ton, , . ..tin, Cleveland and Chicago and other1, eastern cities will be represented. All the local electrical houses will take part In the show and make big displays. The building will be decorated by means of a vast and artistic lighting scheme which will flood the arena with varied colored lights, making a Veritable fairy land, where electricity will be used In a thousand different ways. When Manager Glllan of the Auditorium and several of. the electrical association men visited the Chicago show and sug gested an electrical show in Omaha, some of the Chicago men smiled Incredulously, but they are now beginning to sit up and take notice. Chicago and New York elec trical papers now recognize that the Omaha show Is going to be a winner and they are giving the show the finest kind of treatment In the form of excellent notices. The show will open Monday evening, May 4. and will . continue every afternoon and evening during the week. It will draw thousands of people from surrounding towns and undoubtedly will prove to be one of the most attractive and - entertain ing expositions ever undertaken In Omaha. To make the exhibition all the more In teresting to the general public the man agers of the show will put on some fine music and vaudeville, as well as some startling electrical experiments, which will entertain and Instruct the audience from day to day. The United States signal sta tion at Fort Omaha will Install and oper ate a wireless signal station" and both the Independent and Bell Telephone companies will put In working models of their planta. An Ice machine will demonstrate how Ice I frozen by motor power and clothes will be renovated and cleaned by electricity. . 0L0 OMAHA BONDS BOUGHT Kilty Ihonaand Dollar' Worth Par chased la New Eaaland by Local Firm. The ubility of the west to buy low rate bonds was demonstrated last week when the American Safe Deposit and Trust com pany of Omaha bought In New England M.MW woi-th of twenty-year city of Omaha bonds. The New England people have held these bunds for nearly eighteen years and duriag the recent financial stringency were anxious to realize on them as they were In need of the mony. These bonds met with ready sale, all having 'been dUposed of to Investors In Nebraska. Richard C. Cushing was mayor of Omaha, at the time these bonds were Issued and they all bore his signature. PAPIO 1 VALLEY CORN CLUB .tew Organisation1 la mn Aaxlllarr ' the llonglaa '. Coaaty Aaxrl callural Korlety. Twenty-five boys enrolled as members of thu Paplo Valley Corn club Friday evening at u meet lug which was held at A. Well nun's Cremona farm. This club Is an aux iliary of the Douglas County Agricultural society. , John A. Wtllman was elected president; Herman Williams, vice president; Henry Jensen, secretary, and Kinil Doll, treasurer. A space fo." exhibition at the Douulas county show was promised the boys before exhibiting at the National Corn show In December. To mako the meeting Interesting as well as Inatructive a base ball turn was also organized and chal lenges will be Issued to other Uube in the ounty. Farmer I a j area Ijy tMallioa. MlTCHfcXU 8. D.. April (Special.) D. N. Smith, a farmer living In Han born county, w as nearly killed a few days ago by a vicious atnlilon which he was leading along while ha was riding a horse. The stallion la a vicious brute, and while warking by the xlda of the other horse he suddenly grabbed Mr. Kinlth by the arm and closed down with his power ful Jaws, breaking the aim of the man at once. Mr. rimlth tried to beat the stallion off with his whip, but he held fast and finally lifted Mr. Smith from his own hone and threw him to the ground, trying to stamp him with his ponderous hoJfs. In the act of raising bis body to stamp Mr. (Smith the ataillon lifted the unfortunate man . f.-om the ground and dropped, him down again, no that the animal missed his prey each time. Finally the sta.llion laid Mr. S:iiith on the ground and then dropped his heavy eight on the prostrate man with his kneec, continuing to grind the arm he htld in his mouth. Mr. tinilth fought the stulllon with his whip and punched the butt of It Into the animal's eyes, but he held on tenaciously. The horse that Mr. Vmtth rodo finally started toward home and the stallion released his hold on the man and started after his animal companion. Mr. Smith was badly bruised and there were two holca through his arm through which a man could Insert l.ia finger. KOVIMIXTS Or OCJ5ABJ STEAMSHIPS. Port. NKW YOHK Mt IOHK v yuKK NKW YtiKK m: iorni l.O.Ms-.N .. an r leap Art 14. bll4. . .St. l4ul. . fclruna. . larlauS. . Pm. Uaosls .'li?omi . AiiHh. . Hi,!u4 . Hamz UUr. La svoi ... . Aimble ..... . Futttdelptaa . Pr-s. Oram .' .Cl4unla ... MHIf I IA.VS NO . NAei.KS Mi A Pl.t : Huanus A i It K.imi . I mr'.niA Nw orfe t'Minmi -V j m Jt t ciTOW S PI Mill III i:i!iH I T AH .. K 'MlKliAU IkKll i fH.ii is . . 'll.A-U"W S'J.iiXK .Man . Ai.ft.-nkA. Motifohas . Temperature at Omaha yesterday: l mi' i Hour. Dcg. 8 " 41 - ,,, , a. m 42 f 1 a. m , . s a. m '. . 45 a. m 4 V 2 1'B. m 4 grflLm 11 rn JI h ty 'fJxQrlf (p. m i jsy l 1 p. in 41 xvcj 0 8 p- m ' f I 4 p. m W . ?RS. :::S 1 S p. m p. "i INDIAN .MAKES GOOD SPEECH Plea of Oklahoma Congressman for Change in land Law is Effective, MILLING INDUSTRY ' ABROAD Rareaa at Maaafaetarrs t Make Inrestlgatloa of Coadlt lon-rrl th. . View ta t'reattag Flour Market. WASHINGTON, April . (Special.) The present session of congress haa been par ticularly noted for the number of maiden speeches made by the so-called new mem bers, but It la safe to aay that none at tracted more attention and made ft deeper Impression upon the house of representa tives than the maiden effort of Charles D. Carter, a democrat of Oklahoma, his nationality being seven-sixteenths Chicka saw and Cherokee Indian and nine-sixteenths Scotch-Irish. He Is a descendant of that Nathan Carter, sr., who waa cap tured when a small boy by Shawnee In dians at the Wyoming Valley massacre, when all the other members of the family except a sister, were killed; afterwards traded to the Cherokees and married a full-blood Cherokee woman. Mr. Carter's speech was a speech In favor of wider opportunities tor the Indian and it was listened to most Intently by both sides of the chsmber. It was an ear nest plea for the Indians of Oklahoma particularly, the bill which called forth this maiden effort of a seven-sixteenths Indian being a measure providing for the straightening out of land conditions in the state of Oklahoma that will be equitable to all classes concerned. It was Mr. Carter's contention that a large proportion of the Indians In the new etato are fully competent to take care of themselves and that they are able to stand up and hold their own without the atrong arm of" the fedeial government to protect them. He said that In round num bers there were 3D,OiK),O0O acres of land In Oklahoma that is owned by the Indians and those related to them. This land Is nontaxable and Inalienable, the bill which prompted the able effort of Mr. Carter providing for the removal of restrictions on the surplus allottment of the mixed bloody Indian of half or more than half Indian blood, but there the bill stopped, leaving the entire allotment of the full-blood In dian and the homestead of the mixed-blood Indian of half or more than half Indian blood In statu quo that Is to say these lands are Inalienable and nontaxable with the exception that the secretary of the In terior may remove such restrictions upon a showing of competency by the Indian, or whenever in his opinion It will conserve the Indian's best Interest to have a part of such land sold. Mr. Carter made the statement that the Indian whose restrictions are removed by the bill, which was under discussion, are as a rule just such men as he Is. He said that If one will go out to Oklahoma "you will find that a great many of these In dian are worth ten tlm. as rmveh. of tVIa world's goods as I, and If you will attempt to make a few deals with them you will find when you are through that you are not worth as much ss you were before," a statement which caused loud laughter through the chamber. The bill passed the house by a vote of 260 ayes and no nays. ' Mtlllasr Indastrr Abroad. The Bureau of Manufactures of the De partment of Commerce and Labor haa had under . consideration for some time the sending of a thoroughly competent person to European countries for the purpose of Investigating the wheat and flour milling aa done on the other aide. Major John M. Carson, one of the veteran journalists of Washington, who has been the head of the Bureau of Manufactures, haa been cast ing about for a man who not only possessed a practical knowledge of the milling and flouring business, but who In a sense wss acquainted with arts of diplomacy, and after thorough investigation and at the in stance of the recommendation of the Na tional Millers' association, M. H. Davis of Shelby, O.. haa been appointed a special agent of the bureau to make a scientific Investigation of tb milling business of Europe., Mr. Davis, It la stated, "possesses all of the qualifications for this very Im portant assignment, having been In the milling business practically all his life. Mr. Davis will sail from New York early In May, and his Investigations will Include England, Germany, Italy and possibly Rus sia. He Is charged with the gathering of all Information which may be of aid to the American millers In placing their products In European markets. It is regarded as of prime Importance to the great north western wheat growing section of the coun try that this Information be secured, for It Is of greatest Importance not only to the growers of grain, but to elevator men, the millers, and In fact all interested In the exportation of wheat and other grains and their manufactured products. DEATH RECORD Horatio A. Malllken. FREMONT. Neb., April 2S.-(Speclal Tel egram.) Horatio A. Mulllkert of this -city dropped dead of heart failure near the corner of Main and Smith streets just be fore noon Saturday. He waa talking with friend and auddenly fell forward to the walk. In the opinion of physicians, who were at once summoned, death was Instan tanerus. Mr. Mulliken was born in Ielcester. Mass., In 1842, came to Nebraska over forty years ago and located on a largn farm In . Nickerson township, which he' still owned at the time of his death. For the last thirteen years he had lived In Fremont. His wife died about alxteen years sgo. He leaves one son. Warren Mulliken of Waterloo, and four daughtera. Clara, assistant librarian at the State uni versity; Ruth. Helen and Nik it a. Mr. Mulliken had traveled extensively In Oils country and In Europe, Asia and Africa. He war a member of the Ancient Order of Vnltod Workmen. ffaaaael FKastuaaas. GENEVA, . Neb.. April 24. -(Special.) The fnneral of Samuel ritsalmons, who died Thursday after a short but severe illness, was held today, conducted by Bishop Will iams of Omaha. A abort aervlce was held at his home and also at the Methodist Epis copal church In Carleton. The body was In terred In the Carleton cemetery. Mr. Flts slmons was SO years of age. He leavea a widow and aeven children, six sons and one daughter, Mrs. Irving Augustine of Grand Island, arlie were all with hlrn at the last. He waa a devoted member of Trinity Epla copal church of Geneva. He was president of the Pruning German bank and a success ful business man. Mra. FHulmona is lying seriously 111 from the shock. i l.lahtalasr Kills Father and sob. HI'NTlNtl TON. W. Vs. April M-Ki.beit Harrimiu aiel ins ( -year-old sun. Tlioinas, were Will. -J bv lightning kl their boiue In this cbuuiy l ijsy. PRINT PAPER JNQUIRY BEGINS Publishers' Committee Appears nefore BIMltl, WASHINGTON, Ajril m.-The act of the investigation of wood pulp and print paper question. Involving In prospect an ex amination Into the affair of the Paper trust to determine whether Or not It la, as alleged by the American Newspapers Publishers association, a combination In restraint of trade and malntaing a mon opoly of the print paper supply In the United States; was begun Saturday byitne aelect committee appointed by ' Speaker Cannon, whose chairman is Representative James R. Mann of Illtnoia, and th other members of which are Representative Miller,' Kansas; Bannon, Ohio, Stafford, Wisconsin; Sim, Tennessee, and Ryan, New York. Representatives of a committee of fifty appointed by the American Newspaper Publishers' association arrived In Wash ington today in response to a telegram sent yesterday by Chairman Mann to President Hermann Rldder of the associa tion and General Manager Melville E. Stone of the Associated Press,. Inviting tes timony. The delegation rrom the commit tee appeared before the Investigating body at I o'clock In the afternoon and the. pres entation of the publishers' case waa at once begun by John Norrls of the New York Times. i Mr. Norrls said that he and his associates had come before the committee In answer to Its summons of yesterday. "We appear," aaid he. "as representative of all the daily newspapers of the I'nlil-d States. We con sume at least 80 per cent of the newspaper print paper used In the United States. W appear a representatives of the seventh largest Industry in the country; an In dustry that has been menaced by an ex traordinary aggregation of law breakers." Mr. Norrls declared that hla association had appealed to the house, to the president, to the Department of Justice and to con gress for Immediate relief, and for montha had been asking an opportunity to tell Its story to congress. la reply he said his association had been told at least twenty times and in various ways that it could not look for any relaxation of the oppres sions which the paper makers, "As the ob. jects of congressional favor had Imposed upon the vast public interesta of the coun try and that congress would not aid at this time In correcting a gross public wrong." Therefore, he said, the association was apprehensive that' the Investigation, be cause It had been "started la(e In the ses sion, could only have one meaning, post ponement und a continuance for another year of conditions which are Intolerable.' Mr. Norrls said that the association did not intend to Imply any mistrust of the committee's Intentions, and he asked under what program the committee will proceed. "Will It demand," he Inquired, "that nar row, technical, 'legal proof, which 1 usually obtainable only by the granting of an Im munity bath to one of th participants In the crime, or will It act firmly when the moral certaif V of wrongdoing ia estab lished?" H-9 assumed, he M,' ir t"ic Virdea o.f proof would be upon t tier, association "to show that the favor ' granted by congress to the paper makera has been thoroughly abused." Mr. Norrls aald further that the associa tion Intended to explain upon what theory, congress should discriminate In favor of newspapers and make a correction of the abuse upon print paper consumers In ad vance of an effort to revise the entire tariff. "In short," he said, "we will show you why you should at this time make a piece meal revision. Also that you can do so without precipitating a general revision of the tariff." Mr. Norrls then asked what was to be the range of the committee's inquiries at the present stage. "Do you mean to cover the ground of all the allied groups thst comprise the seven companies of paper manufacturers. all of which are more or less Independent?" he asked. "Shall we begin with the story of the Baltimore publisher' whose price was arbi trarily raised S12 a ton or of the Bangor publisher who was made to put up II.SO per ton more because he was within seven miles of a paper mill? Or of a Paterson (N. J.) manager who was told he could only buy from one maker? Or of the Ohio rep resentative who was refused a quotation and forced to go to Canada, or of the 200 other stories In the whole ffle t have brought with me? Shall I tell you tho atory of the transformation of the Ameri can Pulp association from a tame debating society with an annual dinner and an amiable Intermingling Into a group of law breakers with 'power to force an Immunity bath from the government whenever caught in Its agreements? Shall I tell you the story of the Parks pool and of John H. Parks, who is now In Europe?" The association, Mr. Norrls declared, promised to satisfy the rumor that there bad been no material Increase In the labor cost of paper per ton per output. The In creased -coat of wood, he- said, had been only artificially atlmulated by the specu lations or ihe paper makers and Is with out justification. The annual report of the largest paper maker, which discloses an Increased cost of production of only 64 centsper ton, gives no excuse for the rise of S12 t ton on the product, or threat ened further increase of J2 a ton. Mr. Norria charged that the Increase waa made by the International Taper company In the face of an announcement In 1!W that a rainlne was due In August, famine thst came according to scUdule, a famine that had been foretold by paper-manufacturers and paper Journals." After Mr. Norrls had concluded his nre- limlnary statement, Mr. Mann of the com mittee said in answer that what the com mittee wanted was Information and he added that it was Investigating facts. Mr. Mann said that what the committee desired to get at once was whether the publishers claim that removal of the duty on wood pulp would, cause a decrease In the price of print paper and whether the publishers proposed to support before the committee the charge that the so-called caper trust is a conspiracy In restraint of trade within, the meaning of the law. Mr. Sims suggested: "I should like to hear your reasons why e should pass the Stevens bill, and what the effect would be if we passed It. I ask this question as one who Is In a triendiy attitude toward the bill." In reply Mr. Norria slated that the nrice of paper to the newspapers is now $2.50 per hundred pounds, a recent advance from th former price. He aald that publishers would furnish the commit te , with exact quotations showing what print paper was costing publishers at practically all the conejmlng points in the United States. He said that the dally output of the Inter national company is lai.uno tons of print paper, repre sentirg thu ouiput of I!0 mills, and that this company Is actually pro ducing les paper today than ten jejis ago. FROST DAMAGE NOT FEARED Fruit Growers Say Fruit Will Stand Low Temperature. SLEET WOULD KILL EVERYTHING C'oanell Rlaffs Grower Kept Flrea Bom In Until After Midalght, aa III Fralt Via Not All Forsed. Though the weather forecaster predicted a killing frost Sunday night, fruit growers about Omaha refused to become alarmed, not so much because they did not have confidence In the prediction as because they believe the fruit to bo at a stage 'where even a few degrees below freezing would not Injure It to any extent. County Comptroller Emmett O. Solomon, who has a fruit farm near Fifty-second street and Ames avenue, said: "The fruit, such as spples, cherries and plums. Is all formed and I do not believe a frost would Injure the crop. "Cherrle are as large aa shot. I have seen some on my trees as big as bullets. The green 'cherries could stand frost, while apples would stand a freeze even better than the chsrrlea. "Berries are not In blossom and would not be Injured at this time by frost. "Sleet Is what w fear. If It would rain and freeze as It fell and cover the blossoms, the fruit would be practically ruined, as It was last year. The wind which has been blowing since Sunday morning has dried things out and there is slight danger of frost doing much damage as long as the wind keeps blowing." Mr. Solomon said It would not be neces sary to cover bushes or build fires and tar "smudges" In the orchards and he would take no precautions to keep his fruit from being Injured. Garden Were In Daasrer. - Frank R. Martin, fruit grower and nurseryman, said: "Some of the fruit Is formed and at a stage where modorate frost would not Injure it, but I am In clined to think that a frost and temperature four or five degrees below freezing would do grest injury on the lotr lands. "Strawberries are not far enough along to be Injured by a 'killing frost.' but It would not take much to put the pears and peaches out of business. "Gardens will be greatly injured by frost and the loss would be considerable, but the wind promises to keep away frosts." Fire mt Cowaell Bin IT. Frosts and snow May 1. or the last week of April are no unusual thing, and some fruit growers are prepared to fight for their fruit, but Inquiry of a number of nurserymen last evening -failed to find but one who said he 'would build fires In his orchard. B. R. Olmstead of Council Bluffs said: "I have seen too much fruit ruined to take any chances. I Intend to keep up fires until after midnight, using hay, wood and dry manure. "Though my orchard is on high ground, the cherries are very 4ender and I am of the erMnfcnn t"it J'1' firet, will be needed." The flurry of snow yesterday afternoon lasted but a few minutes, but the tempera ture In several orcahrds was within 6 to degrees of the freezing point. The weather forecaster gave the lowest temperature as 35 at 9 o'clock. . Last year snow fell May S and again on May 14 and 15. The snow of May 15 wss heavy, but the temperature was about 36. April 30, five years ago, snow covered the orchards and the temperature was down to almost 30, the fruit growers of Florer.ee, Calhoun and Blair keeping up fires In sheetlron stoves and burning brush heaps all night. snowstorm at Pierre, 8. O. PIERRE, S. D.. April 6. (Special Tele gram.) A snowstorm v started . here 'last night and has continued most of today, growing worse this evening, but as the temperature is not low, the snow is melt ing as fast as It falls, and It ia not likely that there will be any loss on account of it unless to weak lambs and stock on the range. FRANK SMITH DISAPPEARS Friends Seek the AM of th Police to Find Bntrher Who Is Missing. Friends of Frank Smith, a young man em ployed as butcher at the Central market, aro considerably won led over his mysteri ous disappearance Tuesday last, and have sought the aid of the police to ascertain his whereabouts. Up to three months ago Smith had' been employed by the Cudahy City market and the Central market, about six months in each place, but left for his home in Cleve land, O. Last week the management of the Central market wired hitn to come to Omaha and he arrived here Monday, going to the place he formerly boarded, kept by Mrs. Roland, 17 Central boulevard. He started to work -at the Central market Tuesday morning and left at noon, osten sibly for lunch, but has not been seen since. As he was a man of exemplafy habits ills friends are at a loss to account for his mysterioua disappearance, and although It is not thought that he has met with foul play it waa known that he had a consid erable amount of money with him when Ust seen. His fellow employes at the Cen tral market all state that he waa appar ently In the best of spirits when he left Tuesday noon, and lie had told some of them that he nUnded to be married shortly. A letter, aupiiosed to bo from his fincee, was received for him at the market Friday and bore the postmark of Cleveland, O., under date of April , and had a return address of 6U14 Utlca avenue: Cleveland, O., on the envelope. The police worked diligently on the case Saturday, but could gain no Information concerning him, out side of the fact that he waa aeen on the streets Tuesday afternoon. ILLINOIS MINERS IN DEADLOCK Joint C'oaveatloa Splits on Open ehap anal ray of ft hot First-. SPRINGFIELD. III., April M.-The joint tat convention of Illinois coal miner and operators ended Saturday afternoon In a deadlock. Today'a session lasted an hour and In that time it waa decided to refer both the snot flrer question and the closed shop proposition to a referendum vote. The operators of Illinois will vote on ths closed r.hop proposition anil If they decide to continue their stand on this question re lations between the miners and operators of the state will cease. Miners will vole on tht shot firer question and if they decide they will no longer pay these men a general strike may follow. Unless both miners and operators sgre on thesa two points a strike Is likely to folio r LUCIE HARDING WINS PRIZE Pimple tory of Omaha Woman's Daalaeas Rsrreu Astaalahes hlcagoaa. Rceic'e rsrrying off prises and securing good prices for her poultry and pigeons Lucie C Harding, secretary of the Omaha Board of Trade, carried off the prize of S10 offered by the Chicago Tribune each Sun day. for the business experience of women, and her si'ory appeared yesterday. In which she credited the success of her squab and poultry ftirm largely to "judicious news paper advertising." Th story, which tella of how Mlsa Hard ing has made pver 110,000 in a few years, appears with the following comment from the' editor of the workers' magazine section of the Tribune: "For wonderful records of the girl who depends entirely upon herself, that of Lucie C. Harding ia the most aston ishing that has ever come to this page." The "sory" which took the price, says: I mastered my first lesson In business life when I learned that "nothing auceeeds like success." Ambition, hustle and enthusissm, with judicious newspaper advertising, have earned for ma a position of trust at a sal ary of 1150 a month and an Independent growing business. During my "spare mo ments" I have developed a squab and poul try farm of ten acres' extent, which haa a dally output of seventy-five dozen eggs and two docen pairs of squaha. It is stocked with 1,400 laying hens, l.WiO breeding pigeons and other poultry, which require eight large buildings to house, and Mother In cubator haa just turned loose 2.000 young chicks, bless them! I mastered shorthand In three months and became a teacher myself. Thirty dol lars a month looked large when my first employer offered that much. When a com mission man gave me a position at 4b I kept his books, wrote his letters and sold a car load of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. and was still looking for work. Taking advantage of every opportunity, a position tendered by a real estate man ap pealed to me. I found Idle time on my hands and took a contract to collect rents In a large downtown office building In addition lo my other work. Thst nearly doubled my salary and I saved a neat sum every month. Then I secured the agency for an adjoining office building, which has paid Its owners a smart dividend ever since. Mv saving went Into the Seven Oak poultry farm, which la five miles from mv office. I packed eggs In cartons until midnight last night and was at the office at ft this morning. Mv Investments run Into five figures and my friends flatter mo that I am still vnung. LUCIE C. HARDING. C. B. A. TO GET FULL AIRING Warren ftwltsler ftenda Oat CI re alarm and Presbytery Will Take Aetlon. The Christian Benevolent association. Dr. W. O. Henry's society, has been called to the attention of every Presbyterian minister and church officer In the synod of Ne braska through a circular sent out by War ren Swltsler of Omaha. The circular Is a reproduction of the special dispatch from the presbytery of Omaha In session at Te kamah published In The Bee April 82, giv ing th news of what was done and said about the association on the floor of the presbytery. The dispatch also quoted War ten Swltsler In an address before that body in which he severely arraigned the "C. B. A." aa destined to "split the church thnt takes it up." snd pronounced the In surance offered by the association an "un sound aa a business proposition." Mr. Swltsler commends The Bee's story for Its re-ijjvt .quotation pf blp: spmvh and says; ' " "The Bee's account of the'entlre proceed ings was eminently fair to both sides."- This same statement haa been made by at least three Presbyterian ministers who attended that meeting. In sending out these circular letters Mr. Swilzler ears he wanta every churchman In the synod of Nebraska to have a clear and correct understanding of Just what this Christian Benevolent association Is. In addi tion to the hearing the association re ceives through this medium It will be given a hearing before the adjourned ses sion of the presbytery at the First church of Omaha June 2, when the congregation of the Third church will be cited to show cause for not accepting the resignation of Its pastor. Rev. J. B. Cherry, Ph. D., who resigned as a result of the Christian Benev olent association. A committee consisting of Rev. T. K. Hunter, Rev. M. V. Higbee and Mr. Boggs of the Dundee Presbyterian church, was named by the presbytery to have charge of the Investigation. FOR A MAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Plans Being; Made for Three Concerts at th Andltorlnm Next Month. The third annual festival, In the present series of May music festivals will occur on May 28 and 29 In the Auditorium. The Minneapolis Symphony orchestra, ' Emit Oborhoffer, conductor, has been engaged for two symphony orchestra concerts and for the accompaniment to Haydn's ora torio, "Creation," In this festival. Mr. Oberhoffer la prominent In musical activity In Minneapolis. Ho la professor of the theory of music In the University of Min nesota., He la conductor of a large ora torlal organization In Minneapolis, snd a conspicuous private teacher. The tour of the orchestra Includes besides Omaha. South Dakota, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sioux City and numerous Intervening points. ' In addition to this orchestra th manage ment of the festival have engaged, four soloists of known ability. Mr. Carlo Fischer, 'cellist, who made such a hit in tho festival last year, will be one of three soloists to give the first concert of the series, tho Thursdsy matinee. The other two soloists of this occasion are Mr. Al bert Borroff, basso, of Chicago, and Miss Agnes Petrlng, soprano of St. Louis. Mr. Borroff haa aung the "Creation", under the baton of Mr. Pennlman, present director ef the Omaha Oratoriul society. In another city. Mr. Pennlman has expressed himself enthusiastically in regard, to Mr. Borroff's singing. I . r Tho concert Thursday evening will be a symphony concert by the. orchestra, as sisted by the festival maennerchor, in a very spirited male chorus selection. On Friday afternoon the orchestra will play another symphony concert with an entire change of program and will be assisted on that occasion by Mr. Frederick Carberry, tenor. ' The closing concert of th series. Haydn's "creation" will be rendered by the Oratorio society. Miss Petrlng. so prano; Mr. Carberyy, tenor; Mr. Borroff, basso, with an orchestral accnmpanlment by the Minneapolis symphony orchestra. The festival will be held In the Audi torium, with a specially prepared stage ex tending forty-five feet In front of the present stage.. Two rw tommlsslonera. SIOUX FALLS, H. D.. Aprl: iC. (8p,'. clal.) Two new United States commis sioners have been appointed by Judge Carland of the United Statea court In the person of Fred L. Clark at Luu low, Butte county, and A. T. Lyman ut Grand River. Butt -county. The appoint ment of these additional commissioners will prove of convenience to homestead era In the vicinity of the fwo town as It will rnxb'e them to transact their land office business befors t lie- new con, mlsdloners and thus sine them the long Journey to the United States land Off lei fur the district. FORECAST FOR WEEK Fire Republican and Three Demo era tic Conventions to Be Held. TAFT STARTS FOR PANAMA He Will Make Two Speeches ia New York Before Leaving;. SUNDRY CIYLL BILL Ef HOUSE Fracticallj Entire Week Will Bo Devoted to Measure. REPUBLICANS WILL CAUCUS Attltade of Hon Toward Cnrreary BUI to Bv Determined Rvaa Rejoin Fleet nt Monterey Tharsday. WASHINGTON, April M.-Comlng events which promise to be features Of the week's news include eight state conventions, the centennial celebration of the Roman Calho Ho diocese of New Tork. th visit of Secre tary Taft to the canal sone for th adjust ment of diplomatic matters, a national con vention of the unemployed at New Tork City, the movement of the battleship fleet up the coast of California snd the return to his flagship of Adlral Evans, and further debate updh the supply bills In congress. Secretsry Taft will leave on hla oulhrn trip Thursday and will be gone for three weeks. He will sail on the cruiser Prairie, and will be accompanied by a detachment' of marines. It is expected that a number of questions pending between the United State and Panama and otners concerning th relstlnns of Panama and Colombia will be settled during the secretsry' stay on the Isthmus. The atste conventions will be for the election of delegates to the national conventions. Republican conven tions will be held In Pennsylvania. Ver mont, West Virginia, Maine and Maryland. Democratic conventions will be held in New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas. .JThe democratic state convention In Con necticut will be held Tuesday and Wednes day In New Haven. It Is an open question whether the delegates shall be Instructed whom to favor for the presidential nomina tion. Most of the Brysn strength will be In the city delegations and will rally around the New Haven delegates under the lesd ershlp of Alexander Thrope, who Is one Of Mr. Brysn' most intimate friends In 'the east. Mr. Troupe was not chosen as a delegate by the New Haven town conven tion, but he Is expected td" sit In the con vention on a proxy credential and with former Governor Thoma M. Waller of New IxmdOD. will be one of th command ing figures on th floor. Th belief ta, th Bryan men will not make a fight far reso lutions of Instruction to th delegation, pre ferring to hsve g harmonious gathering and to secure several places on the delega tion for personal friends of Mr. Bryan. . . Bsr. in CoogrcM. . In congress the agricultural appropriation bill will follow the naval hill In order in the -senate and It will' lie succeeded In turn by the District of Columbia and pen sion appropriation hills. The house will give the entire week to the-consideration of the aundry civil bill, which la really the last of the big supply hills to receive the attention of that body dusing the session. There are two more of these bills to come, the general deficiency and the military academy bills, but they will carry com paratively small appropriations. The house currency caucus Is scheduled for some night about the middle of the week. Mr. "Watson, th republican whip, says there is no , doubt the caucus will Insist that a currency bill wilt be agreed upon at the caucus and passed by the house. The prediction is general among republican members that If sny bill passes It will be the Vreeland bill. If that or any other currency measure receives the epproval of the caucus It will probably be taken up for consideration by the house Immediately after the disposition tt th civil sundry bill. There will be two days of general debate on the sundry civil bill, which, In addition to permitting: several political speeches to bo made, will also afford opportunity to consider1 conference reports, of which quite a number are ex. pected to be presented during the week. The bill Itself will probsbly provoke no little antagonism. The naval bill will probably occupy most of the senate's time Mondsy, aa there are still several speeches to be made on the four battleship, ainemliivent. The senate, will met at 11 o'clock on Monday for tli purpose of proceeding with the, bill, and It ia the agreed program to conclude with 11 before adjourning for the day. Three Kpeecbes by Taft. Before k'svlng for the canal zone Secre tary Taft will deliver three speeches. He will speak at Bridgeport, Conn., on Mon day. On Tuesday afternoon he will address a meeting of the Red Cross society at the Waldorf-Astoria In . New York City and 4ha same evening he will discuss before the Civic Forum In that city th topic, "The Influence of America Upon Popular Government Throughout the World." Governor Hugue will address antl-rac (rack gambling mass meetings on Thurs day night at Schenectady and on Friday at Ithaca. The battleship fleet will sail from Banta Barbara on Tuesday, calling at Port, Mar ford and anchoring at Monterey on iiny. 1. At the letter port Rear Admiral fivans, whose Indisposition Had necessitated a brief rest ashore, will 'again liolst his flag ur,on the Connecticut ,n4 onco more tttumi bctlve command of the fleet Saturday night th battleships w!'t sail for Santa Cruz, where they will make' a brief slop, proceeding for ' San Francisco on May 6. The announced -purpose of the national convention of the unemployed to be hehl in New York on Friday is lo "so attract the attention of the people at large to th necessity of securing employment for tho many hundreds of thousands of men out of work that they wilt Insist that congress, before It adjourns, do otnethlng for then men." Oteher meetings scheduled Include th seventeenth annual session of the Gen eral Society Daughters of the Revolu tion, which will 'open In New York on Monday and continue through th week; the second annual banquet on Monda of tli Independence league, which Isex pected to give addd Impetua to tho movement for a national Independents party. Ml MirHrnsIs, Healed.' LA RAM IK, Wyo..- April .-(Spec1al.)-. It. Doaae. commercial agent if the t'nion Pacific Coal company, was her yes terday and staled that did not know when the Hanna inlre, recently th seen f terrible cxploK!un, ouid s ttoyatii, ' svtr. .