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LIBERAL OFFERINGS OF NEW
MAKES NOW COMING.
Butter Has Held to a Steady Basis on
Tops, but Closes the Week at Lower
PricesEggs in Good Demand, but
Values Are Off 5c a CaseNot
Enough Strawberries Coming to Fill
Busings for the week has shown god volume
but would have been much larger If weather
conditions had not b*en so unfavorable mOt of
the time. Many lots of berries arrived unfit to
rc-hip and a good many orders have had to he
held over. Trices have been down to a vcij
reasonable ba-i and countiy dealeis have dou
bled their orders of a week ago Most of the
ai rivals are now from Arkansas, altho there is a
fair sprinkhns of Tenesbee beries. Beries art)
sweeter than the earlier shipments.
A big demand exist for oranges and stocks of
navels are being cut down vei fast. The short
age on the medium tnd smaller sizes has drhei?
more attention to Mediterranean sweets and they
now make up a larger percentage of the stock
going out than for some time past. Oranges are
now at their best, and seem more than likely to
advance in, a veiy short time Weather hah not
as jot warmed up enough to lend any additional
strength to lemons, but higher figures are bound
to develop as soon a* the demand shows more
activity Apple stocks are well reduced and
values are on an advancing basis on best selec
The California cherrv crop is reported to be
almost a failure and grave doubts are e\pressed
the trade as to whether any will arrive this
season in cariots if such is the case the sea
son on all California deciduous fruits will be
late as apricots wil be the first arrivals. Cher
ries are now telling around 2 per box and the
supply of good stock Is light.
Carlot arrivals of Cubar pineapples are now
coming, and the pi Ice rangi is constantly going
lower. They are now- jobbing around $3 iter
crate for the most desirable siiies. Cranberry
trade slow, most shipments now called for
being bushel crates.
Ruter market has been lacking In features
Pnpply and demand have run close together,
holding values to a steady basis. Arrivals are
light of picking stock. Weaker sentiment de
veloped today on the entire li&t.
Receipts of eggs continue to show an increase
and this h&d a tendency to force down quotations
trifle. The decline Is not a serious one and
should the present actite demand continue,
which eeems more than likelv, there will be no
further drop of Importance. Some of the longer
storeis of eggs have taken In all they care to
at former prices, but come into the field
again if values hold down in order to reduce the
average cost on their total holdings.
The cheese market is feeling the effects of tht
lnrger make and values are showing a decided
disposition to go lower. Twins and fiats, Young
Americas and l^rlek all show declines and no great
amounts could be forced on the market today
without seriously depressing the situation. All
buyers are pursuing conservative methods and the
outlook poii ts tow aid a much lower range before
a reaction sets in.
Poultry and dressed meats are steady. Veal
ts not in over#upplv todaj. and next week will
open with much better conditions prevailing than
on the opening of this
The shaip decline in the price of new potatoes
has increased the demand, altho It has not as yet
had a perceptible influence upon the price range
on old. Home-grown cabbage is- cleaned up, but
theie are generous offerings of stock from the
Rest and scufh. Old onions are scarce, but some
line new stock from Texas is arriving, which is
giving good (satisfaction. New vegetables are
active and more lines show advances than de
Official quotations of the Minneapolis
Produce Exchange, corrected up to 12 m,,
Saturday, May 13.
BUTTERReceipts yesterday. 23,224 pounds.
Creameries, extra, 23%c, creameries, firsts, 22c,
creameries, econds, 18c, dairies, extras. 21c,
dairies, firsts, 19c, dairies, seconds, 10c ladles,
firsts, 20c ladles, seconds, 16c, renovated, ex
tras. 22c packing stock, fresh, sweet. 16c
KGGSReceipts jesterday, 1,086 rases. Cur
rent receipts, No. 1, case count, case, $4 40
current receipts, No. 1, candled, doz, 15c
dirties, candled, case, $3.55, checks, candled,
caw. $3 35.
f'lIEESETwins or flats, fancy, 15c twins or
flats choice, ll(312e twins or flats, fair to
good, 10c Young Americas, famy in quality
and regular in stjle, 15c, Young Americis,
choice, ll@13c, brltk. No. 1, 14c, brick, No. 2,
12c. brick. No J. 6(g 9c limburger, No. 1, 14c.
pririost. No. 1, 7(??i71
jC primost N 2 5c
pultost. No. 1. 8M..9c Swisg, fancy loaf, 15@
56c: Swiss, fancy block, 13@16c Sw'ss, choice
VEGETABLESAsparagus. 1-3-bu crate. i 75
fl2 hects. Jul 40c beets, doz bunches, 85cfii$l,
1 lorida eelen, crate, ?4, cucumbeis doz, $l(f)j
$125, eg plait $2(@3 garlic. 10ffU2c lettuce,
leaf, 3.V. lettuce, head, doz, 85c mint, doz, 40c
onions, 21 eon, doz bunches, 15c parsley, doz,
30c, parsnips bu, 40c, peppers, green, six-bas
ket crate, S4 5n. radishes, round, doz bunches,
25f rhubarb 10 lb box, 75c string beans, bu,
S3, spinni h, bu, 75c: tomatoes, six-basket crate,
$2 75, turnips, bu. 25c wax beans, 2-3-bu, $3 50
watercress, doz, 30c.
BUCKWHEAT FLOURBrl, $5.50fi?6, bales,
ten 10 lb sacks, S3(2l3 25.
HONEYEstra fancy white. 1-lb sections. 12c
fancy white, 1-lb sections, lie: choice white.
1 lb sections, 9c amber, 9c goldenrod, 9c, ex
tracted white, in cans, S^c extracted amber,
In cans, 7c.
FISHI'ikc 75'Sc pickerel 4^a5c crappies.
6ff(7c, buffalo and carp, 3((J4C, bullheads and
('.VBBAOENew California, per 100 lbs. $3,
new southern, pe- ciate. S3 25
BEANSQuotation include sacks. Fancv navv,
bu, $2 choice navy, $1 firstname.lastname@example.org, medium'heavv,
hand-picked. $1.751.85 medium navr, fair.
$1 25 medium navy, mixed and dirty, 65@7.V
biown. fancj, $2 brown, fair to good, $1 50
LIVE POULTRYYearling roosters, lie.
hens, 12Vb@13c, broilers, Hi!j pounds each,
doz, 4@6c old roosters, 67c ducks, lOSillc,
geese. Re turkeys, 15c
PRESSED POULTRY (undrawn) Turkevs.
Choice to fancy, 16:i8c culls, 10
ac chickens hens andturkejs, jearlin looster
Choice to fancy, ll@13Msc old roosters and
culls. fi(i|Sc ducks, ll@12c: geese, 10@l2c.
PIGEONSTame, live, jonng and old. doz,
|li* 25, dead, 60@70c: squabs, nesters. fancv
elected live or dead, $l.o0(@2 small, poor and
Sweets, $2.75(53 50 seedlings, $3(g3 25.
LEMONSCalifornia, fancy, $2, choice, S2 75.
ORAPE FRUITCalifornia, $8. Florida, $0.
BANANASJumbo bunches, $2.75(IJ3 large
fcunches, $2 2/(?i2.r0 medium bunches. $2(?i2.2o.
CRANBERRIESBell and Bugle, brl, $0 "50
late Howes. $8 Jerseys, bu. $1.75.
DRIED PEASYellow, fancy, bu. $1 40 yel
low. medium, $1.40 green, fancy, $2.S5 green,
medium. $1 10 marrowfat. $2.
PINEAPPLES24s and 30s. crate, $3(?3.2."
ONIONSDrv, 100 lbs, $3, Spaish," crate,
2 50: Bermudas. $2.
STRAWBERRIES24 quart cases. $2 25
DRESSED MEATSVeal, lbs,, 6(i|64.ic
real, fair to good, 4%5-
4e ^.^1 small or
overweight, 3@4c mutton, fancy. 6(k6tjje
yearlings, fancy, 8c lambs, milk, fancy, pelts
on. 15c lambs, milk, choice, pelts on, 12(S14c
lambs, thin and poor, unsalable hogs, 06Vic.
FROG Lp:GSLarge, doz, 0@10c, medium,
POTATOESBurbanks, carlots, sacked, bu,
t5e: Rurals, carlots. sacked, 25c red stock,
carlots. sacked, 20@2oc small lots, 5c more
bulk. 5c less: new, bu, $2 25@2 50.
Beauty, brl. $4 Ben Davis,
5.25(23 50, Baldwins $3.50@4 Russets, $4
CHICAGO PRODUCE. May 13.Butter,
toady, creameries. 20(it24c: dairies. 19@22c.
Eggs, stead at mark, cases included. 144e
Cheese, oat,y. daisies, ISKc, twins, 13%(ffl4c:
Young Americas. 13^c. Poultry, live. ste-d
turkeys. 140115c chickens, 13e sprines. per
oz. 1-lb averaging $3JJ 50 lVU'155-lb' ij:"r-
ging $6(^6.50.. Totatoes,new.
Ilu steady Burbanks, "ls 20(o!22e brls Louisi-ina
*|email@example.com Floiidas, S2@3. Veal, steady, D(0c.
CHICAGO PROVISIONS, May 13.As a result
a 10c decline i2n4 the prite ofwa hogsdown following
nnusually liberal receipts, a weak undertone
prevailed in the provisions market. July pork
at $i.32^. Ribs were 2Va@5c lower at $7 25.
Oose: Pork, May, $12.15. .Tulv $12.'40 Sep
tember. $12 00. Lard. Maj. $7.12% July,
f$|.2i%, September. $7 45C&7 47V Ribs, May.
$firstname.lastname@example.orgVa September, $7.45( $
NEW YORK BANK AVERAGES, is.
The statement of of the clearing house
banks of thi6s! for the week shows: Clr
$ ti, Vcity
*l.VO,219.70n increase $6.321,S00. leeal tenders
184 379.200 decrease $21 000. specie Ifl 9.8.^300
increase $415.400q:, $1,099,716,900. increase
*7.58o.oor reserve $304,267-500 decrease S43b
7 354.2fi. increase
fljoSO.450: surplus $16,712,575. decrease $2,016.-
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IS ON THE WHEAT
SPLENDID WINTER WHEAT OUT
LOOK A STIMULUS.
Railroad Earnings, Bank Clearings, and
Failure Statistics^ All Favorable and
Indicative of Continued Prosperity
The Pennsylvania Road's Bond
Issue Turns Out in Odd Manner
Gossip of the Gold Imports and Other
Special to The Journal.
New York. May 13.A good authority in the
stieet says that the only element of uncertainty
ljing near at hand concerns the outeome of the
crops, but bo far there is a splendid promise
in winter wheat, which contributes about two
thirds of the total wheat harvest of the coun
try. Other crops aie also in more or less en
couraging conditions. Another jear of good
avetage agricultural returns will clinch the
evidences of great prospeiity, which are found
on many hands. The statistics of buuk clear
ances and lailioad earnings furnish generalized
evidence of the details of the countrj's indus
trial and agricultural prosperity. March railroad
gross earnings were 0 25 per cent in excess of
the corresponding month a year ago, while the
net returns show' an increase of 14.73 per cent.
Notwithstanding the buslnes depression pre
ceding the piesidential election last year and
the severe taxation of winter weather, the ten
months of the current fiscal year record an in
crease in gross of 3.43 per cent, aud 7.96 per
cent in net earnings. Gross gains in April
ha've averaged close to 10 per cent as compared
with the previous year. The comparisons made
In bank clearances are almost phenomenal. Ac
cording to data there was an increase in ex
changes last month at New York city of 81.23
per cent, as contrasted with April, 1904: an
Increase of 14 SI per cent outside of New York
city, and an increase of 53,30 per cent in the
clearances at all the principal cities of the
country. At the same time excellent business
health attends the enormous volume of trans
actions, liabilities and, correspondingly, assets
in the buslnes failure lat month showing de
clines respectively from a year ago of 36.35 per
cent and 43 05 per cent.
One of the curiosities of finance was exhibited
this week in the case of the Pennsylvania
railroad bond isue. The loan was refused by
the stockholders, but was cheerfully taken up
by bankers. This fact suggests that the price
at which the bonds are underwritten is much
more favorable to the purchasers than those
which the company made to stockholders, or
that the bankers are willing to "split" their
commissions with the investors to whom they
will sell the securities, which is a less plausible
supposition. It might be supposed that such a
circumstance would have manifested itself in a
demand for the rights, which were obtainable
for almost nothing a short time before the sub
scription period expired and which could have
been exercised In large or in small amount. An
explanation is suggested to the effect that the
bankers will dispose of the bonds principally
to that class of investor who have too much
money and too great love for travel and leisure
to attend to such details and who would in
finitely prefer to pay their bankers 2 or 3 per
cent for looking after the matter than overheat
themselves by wondering whether they should
exercise their subscription rights. Thus it hap
pens that there may be a real Investment de
mand which only bankers with their "private
lists" can utilize.
Gold Coming In.
Gold will soon arrive in considerable volume
from the Klondike thus offsetting posible with
drawals for European account. The present trend
of foreign exchange suggests possibilities of an.
early lesumptlon of gold exports to Paris, altho
that center during the past year has already ^ob-
tained millions of yellow metal from this side.
The French are evidently desirous 6t further add
ing to their gold reserves against possible unfa
vorable contingencies at least this inference
may be drawn from the Paris bid for London
gold. Fortunately, America can spare it.
The stocks particularly under pressure the
past week were United States Steel preferred,
Canadian Pacific, American Locomotive, Ten
nessee Coal and Twin City Rapid Transit. Minor
accounts, against which assault was made, were
those which loaded up with the Gas stocks.
Union Pacific was only under pressure because
the weak London accounts had more of it than
any other stock. The attempts to break the
pi ice of Amalgamated Copper seemed to have
been abandoned entirely. The Standard Oil pool
has certainly taken 200,000 shares of this stock
during the last fortnight, and continues to buy
at an average rate of not less than 2.000 shares
every eighth down. I would take a heroic
effort to overcome such an obstacle.
The Market Summary.
The trouble with the market is per*onal weak
nesses and not business conditions. This being
the -ase it requires constant pressure to keep
the market down, and requires constant short
selling As long as stocks come out, the short
sellers tan cover from hour to hour, but as
soon as the market becomes dull it is badly
oversold There is no indication in the foreign
money market of a belief on the part of the
banking Interests of Europe that there will be
any trouble that might force England to support
Japan with its arms in the present war, and just
as long as the money market remaps undis
tuibed there need be no fear over the outcome of
the present discussion regarding French neutral
Commission houses comment on the fact that
they are today carrying no stocks to speak of as
ev ldencing the thoroly cleaned out condition of
the maiket. As the failure of Pennsylvania
stockholders to take the $100,000,000 converti
ble bond issue readily, indicates the investment
demand is far from urgent.
WINTER WHEAT SUMMARY
THE MODERN MILLER SPECIAL
INQUIRY FAILS TO FIND ANY
VERY SERIOUS DAMAGE.
St Louis. May 13.The Modern Miller sav8
A special inquliy to determine the effect of "re-
cent rains on the winter wheat crop and to
ascertain if there is He3sian fly damage, shows
that there Is some little cause for apprehension
and that the general conditiou of the crop is
gootl in most of the statesespecially encour
aging are the reports from Michigan and Mis
souri and the states in the Ohio valley. Little
or no fly or weather damage is reported in
these states. Damage by fly is indicated in
Nebraska and Tenue*see, the worst report com
ing from the latter state. Too much rain de
veloped rust damage in Texas and more is
feared if lains continue. The Illinois crop is
spotted from winter killing. In Kansas the
rrop is deteriorated owing to lack of moisture,
but the damage by fly is slight. An early har
vest is indicated. The crop in Michigan looks
better than at any time- at this season in the
past ten years. In Ohio the crop is doing well
but the acreage is below normal. Under uni
formly favorable weather conditions the plant
has made such rapid growth that there is ap
prehension in some sections of the state that
It may become rank. In Indiana, aside from
a few reports of yellow spots due to fly and
of rank growth and winter killing, satisfactory
conditions are indicated. In Illinois the crop
is spotted. Considerable wheat was killed by
ice In Janu/iry and February, or injured by
too much water ou low lands. Otherwise con
ditions are good. Hessian fly is reported, but
there is no evidence of damage. The Kentucky
report situation is most encouraging. Tennes
see crop has deteriorated. This is ascribed to
Hessian fly. Some rust Is noted but no dam
age hasresulted therefrom. General condi
tions in Missouri good. Prespects in Nebraska
are for a good crop. The damage by fly over
the whole state is about 5 per cent. Damage by
led and black rust reported In Texas, but none
by insect. Wheat is heading and there Is
some complaint of small heads.
ST. LOUIS LIVESTOCK, Mav 13.CattleRe-
ceipts', 500: market steady: beef steers, $4 50
@6.50: cows and heifers. $email@example.com.
HogsReceipts. 4.000: market lower pigs and
lights. $firstname.lastname@example.org butchers and best heavy $530
SheepReceipts, none on sale.
NEW YORK PRODUCE, May 13.Butter
easy receipts. 5.706 pkgs street price, extra
creamery. 25@25%c official price, treamerr
common to extra. 22J?25c state dairy, common
to extra. 21@25c: renovated, common to ex
tra. 17(fi24c: western factory, .common to ex
tra. 18@23c western imitation creainerv ex
tras. 24e firsts. 21 (522c. Cheese, flrui. un
changed: receipts. 3.072 pkgs: weekly exports.
2.890, boxes. Eggs, fion, unchanged receipts,
850 ex-United'States'deposits $20,616,125 de%%EW YORK METALS Mav 1" ,di lllT
crease $*194,57o ^M^^^ *$? JSS'.ffSBWS
KILLING CATTLE IN
SOUTH ST. PAUL COULD USE MORE
OF THE CHOICE BEEF.
Activity in the Feeder and Stocker
Division the Feature of the Week
Hog Receipts Were Larger Than in
the Preceding Week, Yet Offerings
Fell Short of DemandSheep Quiet
and Without Feature, Due to the
Very Light Receipts.
South St. Paul, Minn., May 13.Receipts of
livestock at the South St. Taul market for the
first days of the week total 3,056 cattle, 1,202
calves, 16,970 hogs and 1,260 sheep, compared
with 4,531 cattle, 1,212 calves, 14,865 hogs and
1,115 sheep the preceding' week and 4,110 cattle,
1,405 calves, 21,780 hdfes and 1,748 sheep the
corresponding week last year.
Cattle receipts here and at other markets have
been light during the week, but while the de
mand was limited at other places it was excel
lent here. Buyers were taking everything of
fered and prices were ruling steady to strong.
There has heen a free outlet for all kinds of
killing stuff here and the outlook is for undi
minished demand. Nothing choice was on the
market and even the medium to good grades were
Anything at all desirable brought better prices
than would have been obtainable two weeks ago.
medium to good steers averaging 1,200, brought
$5.35 at the latter part of the week, altho a
bunch of 1,500-lb steers sold at $5.25 earlier.
One big string of Montana stuff was on the mar
ket and found ready sale. Choice beef steers
are still quotable up to $6, tho there has been
nothing good enough on the market to bring
the price. Butcher cows and heifers sold as
high as $4, but the bulk brought from $3 to $3.50.
Cutters and canners sold from $1.75 to $2.50 and
a number of cows which would ordinarily have
gone to slaughter were picked up as feeders.
Toward the end of the week butcher cows showed
some strength. Bulls and veals have generally
been steady during the week. Milch cows spld
about steady, there being fair demand for the
Stockers and feeders have been very active,
and owing to the scarcity of killing cattle
trade in that branch of the market was the
feature. Demand was very strong, owing to
the arrival of the pasture season, and traders
and country buyers were unable to secure as
many head as they desired. Each day coun
try buyers were obliged to be content with
fewer head than they desired, and in many
instances competition was very sharp for some
of the best kinds. Prices have generally been
strong and in some cases were higher than last
week. Feeding cows and heifers are about the
same as they were a week ago.
HogsWhile receipts this week were larger
the supply fell far short of demand, and pack
ers were unable to secure enough hogs. The
demand for light hogs was accentuated by an
advance in that trade, and after the middle
of the week light lots were selling relatively
higher than the mixed grades. Tho there were
declines on the first two days of the week
advances later made up for it. Hogs were
selling during the latter days as high as at the
close of last week. Quality has generaUy been
fair to good, with occasional common spots.
SheepThe receipts, as during the past month,
have been very light and the market has been en
tirely without feature. At the close of the
week sheep and lambs are quoted steady, with
the choice kinds poslshly strong. Packers have
drawn their supplies largely from feed lots.
Shorn western ewes sold on contract at $5, and
lambs brought S6.
Estimated receipts at the Union Stock Yards
today: Cattle, 250 calves, 75 hogs, 1,900
The following table shows the receipts- from
Jan. 1, 1905. to date, as compared with the
same period in 1904:
Year Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep.
1905 94,223 16,498 368,872 190,760
1904 56,910 12,238 392,981242,131
Increase.. 37,313 4,260
Decrease 24,109 51,371
The following table shows the receipts thus
far in May, as compared with the same period
Year Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
1905..... 7,380 2,842 29,834 2,475 675
1904 8,970 3,267 39,842 3,464 857
Decrease.. 1,590 925 10,008 989 182.
Official receipts for the past week are as
Calves. Hogs. Sheep.
439 974 397
May 3 0.
May 11 432
May 12 614
Cars. 8,997 8,083
41 43 47
120 546 12S 160
2.086 5,236 2,050 2,271 3,327
480 301 282
Railroads enteiing the yards reported receipts
for the day by loads as follows: Chicago Great
Western, 3 Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 5
Minneapolis & St. Louis, 3 Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha, 10 Great Northern, 6
Northern Pacific, 6 total, 34.
Disposition of stock Friday, May 12:
Swift & Co
W. E. McCormick.
Slimmer & Thomas.
V. Wt. A
.197 .195 .207 .202
5.30 5 19
5.15 5.19 5 27
S5 305 45
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 5.10Cdo 30
Hog values down 10c. Average quality fair
to good and runnins more even than recently.
Receipts light. Prices range $5.15 to $5 30
bulk, 5.20. Common lights and light mixed
quoted $5.10 to $5.15 good mixed and butchers,
$5 20 to $5.30 choice lights and heavies, $5.25
to $5.30. Compared with a week ago values are
10c lower. Sales:
Hogs65, 293 lbs, $5 30 50. 230 lbs. $5.30
70, 201 lbs. $5.25 71, 193 lbs, $5 25 37, 200 lbs,
$5.25: 65. 210 lbs, $5 22% 65. 103 lbs. $5 22%
77. 150 lbs, $5.20 23, 210 lbs, $5.15 10, 235
lbs. $5 10, 26 bruised, 183 lbs. $5 05.
Pigs, Underweishts and Roughs4, 430 lbs.
$4.90 4. 335 lbs. $4.80 4, 442 lbs, $4.80 4,
87 lbs, $4.
Stags and Boars1 stag, 530 lbs, $3.75 1 boar,
490 lbs, $2.50.
CATTLEReceipts light. Market mled quiet.
Prices on killing stuff steady for the week.
Late yesterday a bunch of 1,200-pound steers
sold at $5.35. Stockers aud feeders slow on
light receipts. Prices steady to strong. Bulla
aud veals steady. Milk cows steady.
Butcher Steers20, 1.204 lbs, $5.33 16. 1.840
lbs, $5: 2, 1.00 lbs. $4.50.
Butcher Cows and Heifers1, 1,040 lbs, $4:
1,040 lbs, $3.75. 2, 965 lbs, $3.25.
Cutters and Canners4, 892 lbs.1
KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK. May 13.Cattle
Receipts 400 market unchanged native
steers. $4.50g6.50 native cows and heifers, $2 25
@5.40 calves. $email@example.com.
HogsReceipts. 4.000 market 5gl0 lower
bulk of sales, $5 firstname.lastname@example.org% pigs and lights,
SheepReceipts. 300: market nominally
steady, muttons, $email@example.com lambs, $5.50@7.
CHICAGO LIVESTOCK, May 13CattleRe
ceipts, 400 steady good to prime steers. $5.60
@6.75 poor to medium. $firstname.lastname@example.org stockers and
feeders, $2 75(it5.25 cows. $email@example.com heifers, $3
5.50 canners. $I.firstname.lastname@example.org bulls, $email@example.com
calves, $3ffl,6 75.
HogsReceipts. 20.000: Manday. 45.000 lOCd
10c lower: mixed and butchers. $5.30f?5.50 good
to choice heavy. $firstname.lastname@example.org. rough heavy, $5.10
f*5.35 light, $email@example.com bulk of sales, $5.40
SheepReceiptsi., 4.000 sheen- and- lambs
FIRST LOTS OF
SIOUX CITY GETS 2,000 FOR THE
Stockers and Feeders Start the Week
I Well, but Bad Weather Affects the
Market Adversely Later OnA Fair
Clearance Effected Over Sunday
Fat Cattle Very Uneven, Opening
Weak and Varying Considerably
Hogs Run Lighter, but Bigger Runs
Sioux City Stock Yards, Sioux City, Iowa,
Muy 13.The number of cattle that have been
actually on sale thia week ran 800 less than
last. The first of the southern cattle to arrive
pu tin an appearance and close to 2,000 head
were received in course of transit to the ngoth
ern ranges. The stocker and feeder trade
opened the week with a brisk market and values
ruled 15@25c higher than last week's general
average. The bad weather had a dampening ef
fect on the trade, however, and kept buyers
at home, and by Tuesday the dealers found
themselves with their Monday's purchase on
hand and no, outlet. Prices took a decided slump
and by Wednesday all the advance of Monday,
was lost and prices ruled no better than those"
paid at the close or low point of last week. The
run at the close of the week was very light
and dealers were enabled, by a good deal of
peddling ,to get rid of a share of their hold
ings and a fair clearance has been made.
Prospects for the comins week are not over
bright, but with good weather and moderate
receipts, steady prices may be looked for on
an average, with the desirable quality and
weight cattle on a stronger basis. Good 700 and
900-pound steerds sold at $4@^50, and long
yearling steers from $3.75 to $4.45. The most
of the fair to good yearlings sold at $3.50 to
$4. Stock heifers ranged from $2.25 to $3, and
the bulk of the sales at $2 40 to $2.75.
The fat cattle market has been very uneven
and on Monday values ruled 10@15c lower than
the close of last week. There was a strength
ening up later and with good strong prices
being jjaid on moderate receipts the market re
covered the decline and prices were like those
paid Saturday last and were very close to
Friday, which was the high day of last week.
Nothing ver ychoice has been received in the
beef line and $5.50@5 85 caught the most of
the desirable steers and the fair quality stuff
at $firstname.lastname@example.org. The very light warmed up steers
ranged from $4 to $5. Butcher stock of good
quality sold at $4.50 to $5 and the big share
of the fair to medium cows and heifers at $3.50
to $4 50. Canners and cutters ranged from $2.50
to $3.25. Mor ecattle are in demand from the
packers and it will not be long before grass
cattle commence to ariive, which will have the
effect of lowering values somewhat.
HogsReceipts foot up 23,800 hogs, or 800
less than last week. The market opened up a
dime lower than last week's closing quotations
but this decline has since been recovered and
prices close the week about a nickel higher than
the close of last. Prices range from $5.15 to
$5.35, with the bulk of the sales at $5.25 to
$5.27%. Heavy runs are expected within the
next few weeks and prices are llabel to go lower
on days of heavy marketing, but those in the
trade do not look for hogs to sell below the 5c
mark on an averace. At this time last year
prices were 70c lower than hogs were selling
for at resent
ReceiptsCattle, 400 hogs, 7,200
Hogs5c to 10c lower. Sales 62, 170 lbs,
$5.10 62, 248 lbs, $5.10 58, 280 lbs, $5.25.
CattleAbout steady. Beeves18, 1,180 lbs,
*5 25 16 1,220 lbs, $5.45: 18, 1,340 lbs. $5.75.
Cows and Heifers8. 800 lbs, $3.40 10. 480
lbs, $4 12, 9S0 lbs, $4.65J Stockers and Feed
ers8. 780 lbs, $3.50 4, 800 lbs, $4 10, 980
lbs. $4.50. Calves and Yearlings8, 430 lbs,
$3.25 8, 580 lbs, $3.85 6, 660 lbs. $4.35.
HIDES, PELTS, FURS, WOOL
REVIEW OF THE MARKET BY THE NORTH
WESTERN HIDE & FUR COMPANY.
Everything in good demand. Prices are re
vised on hides and wool. No charge on furs.
Northern furs in good demand, and wanted. Poor
furs from the states are considered undesirable,
even at low prices.
No. 1. No. 2.
G. S. cured steer hides, over 600 lbs. .10% 9%
G. S. heavy cow hides, over 60 lbs 9% 8%
G. S. light hides, under 60 lbs 9% 8%
G. S. bulls, stags, oxen and work
S long-haired kip, 8 to 25 lbs
Veal kip, 15 to 25 lbs
Veal calves, 8 to 15 lbs, each....
Deacons, under 8 lbs, each
Green or frozen, lc less than G. S. cured.
863 lbs, $2.40: 2, 855 lbs. $2.
Butcher Bulls1. 1,720 lbs, $3.50 1, 1.810
Veal Calves1, ICO lbs. $4.25 4. 110 lbs, $4:
7. 112 lbs. $3.75: 2, 95 lbs, $3.25 2, 100 lbs,
$3: 2, 80 lbs, $2.50.
Stock aud Feeding Steers3, 946 lbs. $4
87. 740 lbs. $3 30: 640 lbs, $3 25 3. 725 lbs,
$2 13. 420 lbs, $2 85 2. 530 lbs. $2 50.
Stock Cows and Heifers8, 575 lbs, $2.15: 6.
461 lbs, $2 10: 5. 304 lbs. $2.
Stock and Feeding Bulls2. 525 lbs. $2.
Milch Cows and Springers1 cow and 1 calf.
SHEEPNo receipts. Prices of sheep and
lambs quoted steady. Market generally steady
for the week. Packers diew supplies from feed
lots. Good demand for good to choice sheep
and lambs. Sales:
Killing Sheep and Lambs107 shorn western
yearlings. 84 lbs, $5.65 50 shorn western ewes.
9S lbs, $4.50.
Among the shippers on the market were: J.
Gloden, Morton F. F. Keefe, Redwood: H.
T'nverworu. New Ulm Donald & H., Watr
ville J. S. Tram, Etter G. M. Hughes, Hud
son First National, Lamoure. N. D. A. C.
Russell, Davenport Bank of Mantorvllle, Man
torville Owatonna Livestock company, Ellen
ffi?Uf tt^SK^ SfifoSSSfc"* & SEcPffiJ ^B^^' sh^fe
Unwashed, fine 17 20
Unwashed, fine medium I S @22
Unwashed, medium, to %-blood...22 @24
Unwashed, coprse 21 @22
Unwashed, burry, seedy, chaffy, me
dium or coarse 19 @21
Unwashed, broken lots, medium and
coarse 20 22
Tallow, in cakes 4% 3%
Tallow, solid 4% 8%
Grease 3% 3
Beeswax, yellow, No. 1, clean .29
Beeswax, dark 20@ .33
Ginseng, dry, good to choice, all
Seneca root, dry, good.
Seneca root, dry, poor.. .50
Horse and mule hides, large, each...
Horse and mule hides, medium, each.
Horse and mule hides, small, each...
Diy horse and mule hides, each
Indian handled, over 18 lbs 17
Montana butcher hides, long trim,
Montana butcher hides, long trim,
Montana butcher hides, short trim,
heavy I S
Montana butcher hides, short trim,
Indian stretched 13
Montana calf, under 5 lbs 19
Montana kip, 6 to 12 lbs 16
Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota and Wiscon
sin hides 13 11%
Dry bull hides 12
Dakota and Wisconsin, under 5 lbs. .17 15
Kipb, 6 to 12 lbs 14 12%
Day halted hides, all weights 12 10%
Bear, black, brown or grizzly.... $7.75@ 18.00
Bear, yearlings and cubs 2.00@ 11.00
Beaver 3 00@ 8.50
Beaver, kits 2.00@ 2.50
Cat, wild 65 1.25
Fisher 2.50@ 7.00
Fox, black and silver gray email@example.com
Fox, cross 3.00@ 12.00
Fox. red 2.00 4.25
Lynx 2.50 6.00
Marten, dark 7.50@ 18.00
Marten, blown or pale 2.50 8.0O
Mink, dark 2.50
Mink, brown 2.0 0
Otter Raccoon Skunk, black and short stripe..
Skunk, narrow and long stripe..
Skunk, broad stripe and white...
Weasels Wolf, timber
Wolf, brush and prairie, cased..
These skins are for prime or No. 1 skins No.
2, No. 3 and No. 4 in proportion.
MIDWAY HORSE MARKET, St. Paul. May
13.Barrett & Zimmerman report the market
active, buyers numerous and pi tees steady. Val
ues: Drafters, extra, $180 to $210. drafters,
choice, $160 to $180 drafters, common to good.
$130 to $160, farm mares, extra. $130 to $150
farm mares, choice. -$100 to $130 farm mares,
common to good, $75 to $100.
LONDON CLOSING STOCKS, May 13.Con-
sols for money, 90 1-16 consols for the account,
90 3-16 Anaconda, 5-ft Atchison, 84~% Atchi
son preferred, 105 Vi: Baltimore & Ohio. 111%:
Canadian Pacific. 153 Chesapeake & Ohio, 51%
Chicago Great Western, 20% Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul, 179 De Beers, 17% Denver &
Rio Grande, 30% Denver & Rio Grande pre
ferred, 88 Erie, 43% Erie first preferred,
80% Erie second preferred, 69 Illinois Cen
tral, 165% Louisville & Nashville, 150 Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas, 27% New York Cen
tral, 147% Norfolk*& Western, 80% Norfolk
& Western preferred, 94 Ontario & Western,
50% Pennsylvania, 69% Rand Mines, 10V*
Reading, 48% Reading first preferred, 47
Reading second preferred, 44% Southern Rail
way. 31% Southern Railway preferred, 98
Southern Pacific. 64% Union Pacific, 126 Union.
Pacific preferred, 100 United States Steel,
32% United States Steel preferred, 101%:
Wabash, 19% Wabash preferred. 42%. Bar
silver, steady, 26%d per ounce. Money, 2 per
cent. The rate of discount in the open market
for short bills, 2% per cent for three months'
bills, 2% pet cent. Ce
OMAHA LIVESTOCK, May 13.CattleRe-
ceipts. 200 market unchanged native steers,
$4.4')@6.30 cows heifers, $3.50@5 calves:,
jc -i Hogs^Receipts. TOO 5@10c lower *i *e cuv^v" H/UJH
western $5.17%t5.22%:~"and ?I
THE RAREST OF
C IS PROBABLY THE OLD NEW
The Bibliography of This Remarkable
WritingMany of the Early Editions
Have Entirely DisappearedOne, if
Found, Would Bring Thousands of
I am often asked," said a New
York bookseller, "which is tho rarest
"It is a puzzling question to answer,
for a dozen different works might be
namedfor example, the folio edition
of the Columbus letter, the only known
copy of which is in the Lenox library
on Fifth avenue, or Bayard's Journal
(New York: William Bradford, 1693),
the first book printed in this city, long
supposed to be lost, but unearthed by
an American girl in 1902 among Gov
ernor Fletcher's papers in the archives
of the public record office in London,
where a unique copy had rested in ob
scurity since it was forwarded by the
New York governor 211 years ago.
"To my mind, the rarest American
book is the New England Primer, 'the
little Bible of New England,' as it has
been called, which is so rare that the
earliest printed editions have vanished,
no one knowing, indeed, when and
where the first edition was actually
A few collectors think that the first
edition was printed in Cambridge,
Mass., in 1668, basing their belief on a
statement made by Marmaduke John
son, a printer in that town, who was
summoned before the general court An
Boston in September, 1668, to give an
account of the books he had lately
printed. In Johnson's answer to the
council he stated that 'he had printed
the primer,' and this work may have
been the long-lost first edition of the
book. No copy, however, has ever been
"The late Paul Leicester Ford, who
published in 1897 an authoritative ac
count of the New England Primer, be
lieved that the first edition was printed
in Boston about twentv years later by
Benjamin Harris, a Protestant publish
er, who came from London to Boston
about the year 1686, and thero began to
make and sell books.
"Some time between' 1687 and 1690
Mr. Ford fixed upon as the date of the
first issue of the immortal primer. Of
a 'second impression, enlarged,' there
is the satisfactory proof 01 an adver
tisement, an. almanac issued in 1690, an
nouncing that such an edition' 'is now
in the press, and will suddenly be ex
"Harr is had already published in
England 'The Protestant Tutor,' which
seems to have been the legitimate pre
decessor of the New England Primer,
and it is a fair assumption that he
changed the name and cut down the
size of the 'Tutor' to meet in a busi
ness-like way the pride and purses of
"The advertisement unearthed by
Mr. Ford is the only proof of Harris'
co'ntaection with the New England
Primer, for all the editions issued by
him have disappeared. The earliest ex
tant edition which he could discover
bears the date of 1727, havingbeen
printed in Boston in that year by Knee
land & Green. The next edition kltown
to him was dated 1737, the next 1738
and the next 1762.
"Since Mr. Ford's tragic death con
stant research on the part of collectors
has brought to light other editions, al
tho none bearing a date prior to 1727
has been found. The list of known edi
tions printed before the American revo
lution now includes the following is
"1.Boston, 1727, printed by Knee
land & Green. One copy knownthe
one in the Lenox library, lacking four
"2.Boston, 1735, printed by T.
Fleet. Not known to Ford. One' copy
known, in a private library in Brook
"3.Boston, 1737, printed by T.
Fleet. One copy known, in the library
of the lato Cornelius Va'n'derbilt.
"4.Boston, 1738, printed by T.
Fleet. One copy known, in a private
library in Brooklyn.
"5.Boston. 1746, printeo by Rogers
N copy of an early edition has
been offered for sale in the open, market
for a long period, and the auction value
of a cope iaa difficultr tmoe estimate,,
would assuredly bring along price
in* th auction room,, for this littl.ee book
nc eesuci dsrVrd'sa worthlessss trifl^
aisregara ed a a wot trifle
Ull 0 JJUAMW,
Id, 1905. w^^ r'^r ^SsTNi
WILDE'S LAST 4
YEAR IN PARIS
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FRENCH
AND ENGLISH VIEW.
How He Was Able to Live Comfortably
in the Gay CapitalStory of His Last
HoursHe Dreamed "that He Had
Dined with the Dead"His Last
St. James Gazette.
The French possess the faculty, very
rare in England, of differentiating be
tween a man and his work. They are
utterly incapable of judging literary
work by the moral character of its au
thor. 1 have never yet met a French
man who was able to comprehend the
attitude of the English public towards
Oscar Wilde after his release from
prison. They were completely mysti
fied by it. An eminent Frenchman of
letters said to me one day: "You have
a man'of genius, he commits crimes, you
put him in prison, you destroy his
whole life, you take away his fortune,
you ruin his health, you kill his* mother,
his wife and his brother (sic), you re
fuse to speak to him, you exile him
from your country. That is very se
vere. In France we should never so
treat a man of genius."
Fortunately for Oscar Wilde, the
French took another view of the atti
tude to adopt towards a man who has
offended against society, and who has
been punished for it. Never by a word
or a hint did they show that they re
membered that offense, which, in their
view, had been atoned for and wiped
out. Oscar Wilde remained for them al
ways un grand homme, un maitre, a
distinguished man, to be treated with
deference and respect, and, because he
had suffered much, with sympathy. I
says a great deal for the innate cour
tesy and chivalry of the French charac
ter that a man in Oscar Wilde's posi
tion, as well known by sight, as he
once remarked to me, as the Eiffel
tower, should have been able to go
freely about in theaters, restaurants
and cafes without encountering any
kind of hostility or even impertinent
It was this benevolent attitude of
Paris toward him that enabled him to
live in a fashion to enjoy life. His
audience was sadly reduced and preca
rious, and except on some few occa
sions it was of inferior intellectual cal
iber but still he had an audience, and
an audience with him was everything.
Nor was he altogether deprived of the
society of men of his own class and
value. Many of the most brilliant young
writers in France were proud to sit at
his feet and enjoy his brilliant conver
sation, chief among whom I may men
tion that accomplished critic and es
sayist. M. Ernest Lajeunesse, who
is the author of what is perhaps
the best posthumous notice of him that
has been published in France in that
excellent magazine, the Revue
Blanche among older men who kept
up their friendship with him, Octave
Mirabeau, Moreas, Paul Fort, Henri
Bauer and Jean Lorrain may be men
In contrast to this attitude taken up
toward him by so many distinguished
and eminent men, I cannot refrain from
recalling the attitude adopted by the
sreneral run of English-speaking resi
dents in Paris. *or the credit of my
country I am glad to be able* to put
them down mostly as Americans, or, at
any rate, so Americanized by the con
stant absorption of "American drink s"
as to be indistinguishable from the gen
uine article. These gentlemen guessed
they didn't want Oscar Wilde to be
sitting around" in the bars where they
were in the habit of shedding the light
of their presence, and from one of these
establishments Oscar Wilde was re
quested by the proprietor to withdraw
at the instance of one of our "Amer
ican cousins," who is now serving a
term of two years' penal servitude for
holding up and robbing a bank!
Oscar Wilde, to do him justice, bore
this sort of rebuff with astonishing
good temper and sweetness. His sense
of humor and his invincible self-esteem
kept him from brooding over what to
another man might have appeared in
tolerable, alid he certainly possessed
the philosophical temperament to a
reater extent than any other man I
ave ever come across. Every now and
then one or another of the very few
faithful English friends left to him,
would turn up in' Paris and take him to
dinner at one of the best restaurants,
and anyone' who met him on one of
these occasions would have found it
difficulitt tto believe thatt he hadi ever
"J J-vwgBio uuixcuouunev Liia lie unc
& Fowle. Not town to Ford. One-j?assed thru such awful experiences,
copy known, in a private library in
"6.Germantown, Pa., 1754, printed
by Christopher Sauer, Jr. NotTtnown
to Ford. One copy known, until re
cently in the possession of a New York
firm of rare book dealers.
"7.Boston, 1761, printed by D. &
J. Kneeland. Not known to Ford. One
copy known, in a private library in Bos
"8.Boston, 1762, printed by S.
Adams. One copy known, in a private
library in Brooklyn.
"9.Boston, 1763, printed bv T. & J.
Fleet. Not known to Ford. One
copy known, in the private library of
the late Bishop Hurst.
"10.Boston, 1767, printed by W.
McAlpine. Not kriown to Ford. One
copy known, until recently in the pos
session of a New York firm of rare book
"11.Boston, 1768, printed by John
Perkins. OWe copy known, in the pri
vate library of the late Cornelius Van
"12.Boston, 1770, printed by Wil
liam McAlpine. Two copies known
one in the Vanderbilt library and one
in a private library in Hartford, Conn.
"13.Boston, 1770, printed by John
Boyle. One copy known, in a'publie
library in New England.
"14.Boston, 1770, printed by John
Perkins. Not known to Ford. One
copy known, which was sold in Boston
last spring for $140.
"15.Boston, 1771, printed by
John Perkins. Not known to Ford.
One copy known, in the private
library of the late Bishop Hurst.
"16.Boston, 1771, printed by
Thomas Leverett. One copy known,
in a private library of the late Bishop
17.Boston, 1771, printed by Knee
land & Adams. Not known to Ford.
One copy known", in the private library
of the late Bishop Hurst.-
"18.Boston, 1771, 'sold by the
printer and bookseller.' One copy
known, in a private library in New
"19.Boston, 1774, printed by John
Boyle. Not known to Ford. One copy
known, which was sold in Boston last
"20.Providence. R. I., 1775, printed
by John Waterman. Two copies
known, one in the Lenox library and one
in a private library in Hartford, Conn.
"Certainly the New England primer
is the uarest American book. Here we
have twenty editions printed before the
RevolutionaryN days, and with two ex
ceptions each edition is represented to
day by a unique copy.
To have lived in' his lifetime and not
to have heard him talk, is as tho one
had lived for years at Athens without
going to look at the Parthenon.
I wish I could remember a one-hun
dredth part of the good things he said.
He was extraordinarily quick in answer
and repartee, and alryone who says that
his wit was the result of preparation
and midnight oil can never haveheard
him speak. I remember once at dinner
a friend of his, who had formerly been
in the "Blues," pointing out tnat in
the opening stanza of "The Ballad of
Reading Jail," he had made a mistake
in speaking of the scarlet coat" of
the man who was hanged he was, as
the dedication of the poem says, a pri
vate in the "Blues," and his coat
would therefore naturally Wot be scar
let. The lines go
He did not wear his scarlet coat.
For blood and wine are red.
"Well, what could I do," said Oscar
Wilde plaintively, I couldn't very
He did not wear his azure coat,
For blood and wine are blue
The last time I saw him was about
three months before he died. I took
him to dinner at the Grand cafe. He
was then perfectly well and in the high
est spirits. All thru dinner he kept me
delighted and amused. Only afterward,
just before I left him, he became rather
depressed. He actually told me that
he didn't think he was going to live
long he had a presentiment, he said.
I tried to turn it off into a joke, but
he was quite serious. "Somehow." he
said, I don't think I shall live to see
the new century." Then a long pause.
"If another century began and I was
still alive, it
be really more than
Englis coul stand. An so 1
left him, never to see him alive again.
Just before he died he came to after
a long period of unconsciousness and
said to a faithful friend who sat by his
bedside I have had a dreadful
dream. I dreamed that I dined with
the dead." "My dear Oscar," replied
hisfriend, I am sure you were the
life and soul of the party." "Really,
you are sometimes very witty," replied
Oscar Wilde, and I believe those are
his last recorded words. The
admirable and in his-own genre it was
prompted by ready wit and kindness,
and because of it Oscar Wilde went off
into his last unconscious phase, which
lasted for twelve hours, with a smile
on his lips. I cherish a hope that it is
also prophetic. Death would have no
terrors for me if only I were Sure of
"dining with the dead." ^^j.A
THE ANGELS NOW
BENTON HARBOR AND ITS QUEER
COLONY OF ROLLERS. S?
Their Ideas of Race Suicide Are Strik
ingly Opposite to Those of the Presi-
dentA Big Automobile in Which
to Make Descents Upon Chicago
New York Tribune.
Harrlman wired Lewis: "One of title main
troubles In-the financial-situation is die faijnre
of the public to take the new Pennsylvania bonds
underwriting br Morgan and Kuhn-Loeb. We
This lias undoubtedly been one ef the causes of"
the weaknesi in stocks and has not as yet been
Benton Harbor, Mich.This always V*
lively Michigan town, imbibing its
spirit of strenuous activity from its
proximity to Chicago, is still in a state
of almost hilarious frenzy over the ,1
commotion in full force and effect at
the home of the modern "Israelite"
colony, just out of town, which began "i
when the Australian contingent ar
rived from New YorE~with "Mary and
Benjamin" the other day. "Daily -S.
crowds of Benton Harbor residents and
many visitors to the town go forth to
the outskirts and hang around the home
of the Israelite'' band.
But the queer sect conduct them- "J
selves quietly, neither inviting the
presence of strangers nor resenting it.
They simply go on about their as
signed duties a quiet way, answer
ing all questions civilly, but never
growing loquacious about their affairs
The spokesman, or rather the spokes
woman, of the colony is Maryjust
Mary, for there is no last name for the
leaders of the colony. I they ever
had any otherand it is probable they
did before their peculiar faith was
founded, or they became convertsit
was dropped long ago. Mary, who is
a sort ox secretary, is a sweet-faced
woman, like many of the zealous work
ers in the Salvation Army. She is
about 50 years old, with flowing white
hair and snapping black eyes, keen and
alert. It is her place to greet visiting
strangers^that is, not exactly to greet
them but to speak with visitors in
quest of information after they have
been duly received at the big taber
nacle by a long-haired man in the office.
When he was informed of the mission
of the Tribune representative, who
called a few days ago at the great
frame structure given the name of tab
ernacle, Alexander courteously invited
the visitor to be seated, and sent for
Mary. The gentle "angel" of the new
millennium nock appeared promptly, in
response to Alexander's summons. She
wore a red waist and black skirt, and
her long white hair was flowing, but
there was no attempt at adornment in
her attire. When the visitor was pre
sented he asked her:
"What's your name!"
"Mary." "Mary what?"
"Just Mary," answered the woman.
In the general conversation which en
sued Mary talked glibly about the new
arrivals from Australia, what an ideal
tower of strength the contingent would
be to the colony and its work for the
new comers, Mary asserted, were ex
tremely zealous in the cause. Then the
talk drifted on the doctrines of the
queer sect, and Mary was voluble until
the subjects of children and race suicide
were touched upon. Then Mary became
embarrassed. She explained and ex
plained, until the interviewer felt pity
for her, for she got painfully tangled
up. She glorified man, and put all the
blame for original sin on woman. She
didn't spare Mother Eve. From books,
a mass of them, she quoted, but the
more she quoted the harder it was to
understand what she was driving at.
The books were those written by
"angels" of the band, some gathered to
their forefathers, despite the claim of
Mary and Benjamin that members of
their band do not die, and others still
alive and active in the cause. Alex
ander came to rescue Mary by pro
ducing copies of the official organ. By
that time a number of long haired men
and women had gathered around Mary
and the interviewer.
One and all of the other "angels"
tried to help out Mary in her tlucida
tion of the queer creed. A keea witted
man would require along time to an
alyze all that the brethren tell to under
stand the intricacies of the "Israelite"
religion. Certainly one explanation
seems only to befog all the others made
to the seeker after light. Amid the
variety of doctrines of the faith of
these "Israelites" one thing stands out
more conspicuous than all others, and
that is "redemption of the body with
out death," which is a wide variance
from the generally accepted theory and
Christian idea of the redemption of the
Mary explained further that all lusts
of the flesh are forbidden until spiritual
perfection is attained during life. Un
til then there must be strict celibacy,
no bringing forth of or rearing of chil
dren. When perfection is attained
then the "Israelites" believe they can
bring children into the world that will
live forever. They believe they never
will die if they can attain spiritual and
bodily perfection, and that is what they
are striving for and for which they are
willing to deny themselves connubial
bliss. Benjamin, the chief "angel,"
or "prince," does not adhere strictly
to the immortal claim put forth by
Mary and the other "angels." He
admits that members of the flock suc
cumb to the grim reaperin other
words, diebut he says it was because
they tailed to attain perfection.
The interviewer questioned Mary,
about race suicide.
"We believe all sin came thru Eve.
Man would have been immortal but for
eating forbidden fruit. Jesus was a
Alexander and several long-haired ,.y|
women nodded their approval. There
were a number of children playing on^,
the big porch which runs along one side /S|
of the tabernacle. ^j
"There are children here," remarked f-A
the interviewer. fM
"Oh, yes," answered Mary, "but "Q
they were not born here." $s
Today the "Israelite s" seem to be ,jff
happy and prosperous. .Money they*M
seem to have in abundance* All is on s?
the communistic idea, everything being -^m
held in common. They live well and all^-"
appear to have hearty appetites. Meat
is eschewed, it is never in the big com
munity's larder. Of vegetables and
fruits there" are unlimited quantities
also pies, cakes, cookies, buns, rolls, ete.
Benton Harbor residentsthat is, a
few privileged ones, who were present
when the Australians arrived at the
colony home the other daydeclare
that it was a delightfully interesting
scene to watch the newcomers express
their pleasure at what they saw. They
went all over the tabernacle and the
administration building. The shopt
were likewise interesting to the strang
ers so was the big automobile, which Ts
to be used when the evangelizing bands
of "Israelites" make their promisedi
descent upon Chicago to attempt the\.
redemption of that wicked city. The
bakery was the main magnet, for there
all callers got as many cookies as they
could carry. Then the kitchen, where, *4
the cooking is done by steamsome-"*
thing never before seen, by the Aus
traliansheld their admiration for a
longer time than any other pla^o. In
the 'ainingroom adjoining there wers
hear only ^Jmpoo'lof' them hfV^'Jswr^placedi C. G. Oaten sirs: "The Iron and teel *Hua*V
and the? retr-art in the unaerVrttelfr hands, fion continues satisfactory, but more attention
I now being paid to the plgiron sltuatiou aud
the indication that the production baa overtaken
quantities cookies, cakes .pies.
frui cake, barrelfs of doughnuts,, anj a
apples and other fruit.