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A New Invention for the Use
of the Western Associa
The Salient Feature a Device
for Defeating-* the Active
President Manvel, of the At
chison, Is Said to Be
The Western Traffic Associa
tion May Possibly Adjourn
CmcAOO, Feb. 20.— George 11. Deaf
ford, general passenger agent of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road,
has revised and improved the round
trip excursion ticket invented by him
lor use by the lines in the Western Pas
senger association. The salient feat
ures of this ticket are simplicity and re
quirements for defeating scalpers. Re
turn portions of the ticket must be de
posited with the depot ticket agent at
the return starting point by the last
conductor. The selling agent must
make, the ticket good for a particular
train mi the date of sale and passengers
must sign the conductor's receipt in the
presence of the ticket agent. It is
claimed for this form of ticket that it
cannot be scalped so long as the instruc
tions are faithfully carried out by ticket
agents and conductors.
.V Contract Likely to Be Frac
CincAoo, Feb. 20.— The passenger
ofl.cials of the Chicago & Alton road in
sist that the Atchison's St. Louis con
nection, the Jacksonville Southeastern,
made the round-trip rate of $7. They
claim they have positive proof that
such is Hie case.and that such proof has
been turned over to chairman Finley.
There is no reason why this controversy
should result in a serious disturbance
of rates, as these excursion tickets, at
whatever rate they may be sold, expire
next Monday, and nothing will he heard
of them after that date. But Presi
dent Manvel, of the Atchison, is
aroused, and it is understood that he
will break the contract with the Jack
sonville Southeastern unless the latter
consents to become a member of the
Western Passenger association.
Still Preparing Rates.
Chicago, Feb. -The commission
ers of the Western Traffic association
continued their deliberations to-day,
and may possibly finish their work to
morrow. The rules which they are
preparing for the government of mem
bers are not subject to approval by the
advisory board, but become effective
upon their adoption by the commission
ers. Chairman Walker and all the com
missioners express the utmost confi
dence in the future usefulness of the
association, entertaining no fear that
any of the roads will fail to live up to
Chicago and the South.
Cii!( ago, Feb. Chicago is to be
"visited by a party of Southerners from
Nashville, Term., tomorrow. The vis
itors are to be the guests of the Chicago
& Eastern Illinois company, and will
arrive here on a special train over that
line. The object of the trip is to show
the Southerners how much easier and
more profitable the western portion of
the south can trade with Chicago than
the Eastern cities.
PROOF AGAINST BULLETS.
Strong Men Get Excited Over a
South Dakota Sp9eter.
Special to the Globe.
Chamberlain, S. D., Feb. 20.— The
following curious but interesting story
is told by a recent arrival from Battle
creek, some distance west of here: For
a month or more the men living on Mc-
Cloud's cattle ranch, near the mouth of
Battle creek, have been startled from
their sleep at night by footsteps thread
ing the halls and passageways of the
house, doors opening and shutting, and
an occasional laugh of the demoniacal,
hair-raisine. blood-chilling variety. Ail
these ghostly demonstrations had been
looked upon by the inmates of the
house as'» the workings of some prac
tical joker,-, or the result ;of imagi
nation, aud. very little attention
was paid to them until about a week
ago, when one of the men, about 10 or
11 o'clock at night, had occasion to step
out of doors for a minute or so. What
he saw there almost froze his blood.
Standing in the middle of the yard was
a familiar figure, that of a former lady
resident of the house, clothed in the
habiliments of the grave; a dull, phos
phorescent light seemed to emit/from
the shrouded figure, whose back was
turned toward the man. Slowly the
figuie turned, and, with arms extended,
its great, staring eyes shining with a
dull luster, it commenced a movement
toward the man. who stood rooted spell
bound to the spot. Fora second only did
he stand transfixed, then with a yell of
terror he dashed in upon his comrades
within tiie house, He told his story to
the crowd, and a rush was made for the
yard to investigate, but the specter had
fled. That night the footsteps and
noises throughout the house were more
frequent and louder, banishing sleep
from the eyes of the now thoroughly
frightened inmates. The next night a
watch was kept for the ghostly visitor,
but it came not. The next night fol
lowed, and still no ghost, so the
watchers had about given up all hope
of its reappearance, when on the fourth
night the, watchers, .while sitting in. a
darkened room, were startled by sud
denly seeing the specter's face pressed
against the window pane. Each man
seized his gun and a volley was fired at
the coid, clammy visage there. When
the smoke had cleared away and the
men's courage had in a measure re
turned, they ventured outside.expecting
to find corpse lying beneath the window.
They did not. but instead saw standing
about thirty paces from the house the
figure of a" woman looking at them re
proachfully, and seeming to have
just arisen from the grave. For a
moment the men stood breath
lessly ?azing at the strange sight,
When one of the boldest raised his gun
to his shoulder, took deliberate aim at
the figure, anil pulled the trigger. The
figure was still there when the smoke
c leared away, and, looking at them for
a moment with its great, staring eyes,
gradually disappeared from view. Next
morning there was an emigration trom
the ranch, not even the boldest daring
to remain; and now daylight only finds
curious people about the place— it is va
cant after dark.
Such is the story told, and had it not
been related with so much earnestness
and with such an apparent air of sin
cerity on the part of the narrator, no at
tention would have been given it.
Sackamento, Cal., Feb. 20.— What
promises to be a sensational suit was
brought yesterday by Amelia Gehring
against Mrs. Amy Crocker Gillig for
115,000 for malicious prosecution. Mrs.
Gillie brought the girl from Europe and
Intrusted her with all her jewels and
dresses. . When she reached her
mother's home in Sacramento a few
weeks ago she found a number of valu
able laces and several diamonds miss
ing. The girl, who had left her service,
was arrested, but before the trial the
missing articles were found, it . was re
ported and the prosecution was dropped.
SEARLKS IS SMOOTH.
The Treasurer of the Sugar Trust
New York, Feb. 20.— senate
committee on laws resumed its investi
gation of the Sugar trust this morning.
Before the investigation was resumed,
it was rumored that Treasurer John E.
Searles Jr. had disappears! to avoid be
itnr questioned by the committee. This
was found to be the case when Deputy
Sergeant-at-Arms Gibbons was called
to the chair. Mr. Gibbous said he had
been unable to serve the subpoenas on
Messrs. Searle, Theodore llavemeyer.
Decker Deckost, William Pick and
John Henry Dick. Mr. Searle, the wit
ness had learned, was in New Orleans,
and had been there for a week past.
At Mr. Ilavemeyer's residence, the
witness was iiffoimed that Mr.
Haveraeyer was out of town. The wit
ness was" sure that Mr. llavemeyer was
not away but was at home at the time.
Mr. Deckost was said to be in London
and the Messrs. Dick are at Islip, L. 1.
Mr. Gibbons says he was greatly ham
pered by the people in the office of the
trust company in Wall street, as the
employes did all they could to prevent
him from finding the persons wanted by
the committee. Mr. Ogden, lor the
trust, tried to explain that Mr. Searle
had been North for nearly a month and
that lie had gone away on business.
Senator Co2gleshall— Your lav/ partner,
Mr. Shepherd" said that Mr. searle was in the
city and could be found at any time, How is
Mr. Ogden— Well, Mr. Shepherd must have
been mistaken. I am speaking of what I
know to be a fact.
Senator Cogglebhali— This is strange. Mr.
Searle had occasion to go away on business
on the last occasion' be was wanted here.
Judge Williston Has His Rands Fnll of
SOME INTERESTING POINTERS
Samuel B. Tripp's Stealings Continue
lo Turn Up— General News
Yesterday was a busy day in the dis
trict court, and Judge Williston disposed
of the following cases: The action of
M. L. Gage vs. Christopher Carli was
continued by consent. The case of C.
A. Nimocks vs. D. M. Sabin et al., sur
viving partners of J. H. Townshend &
Co., was argued and submitted. This
action was brouzht to recover a sum of
money alleged to be due for supplies
furnished the defendants. The action
of Justinia Jensen vs. Emory McGee
was referred to Owen George to take
the testimony. This action is brought
to recover a tract of land lying north
west of the city, and was tried a short
time ago, the jury returning a verdict
for the plaintiff. A portion of the testi
mony remains to be taken, after which
it will be decided by Judge Williston.
The action brought by Justinia Jensen
against .Thomas Lecky et al. was con
tinued. By consent of the defendant
in the action of The Edwards Coal Com
pany vs. T. C. Kilty, judgment was or
dered for the amount tendered in the
answer. In the case of Fayette Marsh
vs. James Lotz, which was brought to
recover an engine and boiler, the plain
tiff offered to dismiss the case, provid
ing the engine and boiler were returned
to him. This the defendant agreed to
do, and the case was dismissed.
Chief of Police Shortall received word
yesterday from VVahpeton, N. D.. that a
wajron valued at $75, stolen by Samuel:
15. Tripp last summer from the prem
ises of A. S. M linger at St. Paul Park,
had been shipped from that city and
would be here in a few days. It is ap
parently a cold day when some of
Tripp's depredations are not unearthed.
S. J. Anderson, an employe at Sven
Magnusson's camp on Kettle river, was
instantly Killed Thursday by a falling
limb, which struck his head, crushing
his skull. Anderson resided ou a farm
near the village of Marine.
The city attorney has been instructed
to begin proceedings against the Still
water Street Railway company to en
force it to run cars in accordance with
its contract under the city ordinance
granting the franchise.
A large audience witnessed the pre
sentation of the five-act drama, "Under
the Laurels," at the high school audito
rium last evening. The play was cred
itably handled by the local amateurs
who took part.
Judge Williston rendered his decision
yesterday in the case of R. B. Lang
don vs. The City of Stillwater, sustain
ing the demurrer of the defendants.
The case will be appealed to the su
F. L. McKusick and Dave Robinson
have arranged for a trotting race on the
lake track this afternoon. The race, in
which only two horses are entered, is
$5 a side, half mile heats, best three out
Patrick Regan was received at the
prison late Thursday evening from St.
Paul, and will be an inmate of that in
stitution during the remainder of his
natural life for murder.
The young people of the Presbyterian
church will give a sociable this evening
at the home of D.'P. Lyman, about
three miles north of the city.
Measles have broken out at the prison
In a sulci form. One of the prisoners
and Amos Roe, a guard, are the only
ones yet affected.
R. H. Dixon, superintendent of the
Minnesota Thresher company, returned
yesterday from a brief business" trip to
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S RESCUE
A New Profession to Brighten the
Lives of Young Couples.
Tho woes of young housekeepers have
been described so often that it is re
markable that a practical teacher of
housekeeping has only just now arisen.
One of the army of women who had to
do something for her own and family's
support, and whose limitations were de
fined narrowly, as she thought, within
the qualifications of a systematic and
skillful housekeeper, had the bright
idea to utilize her one accomplishment.
For some months she had been estab
lished in her unique occupation. She
spends a fortnignt or a month in the
newly founded household, superintend
ing the servants, adjusting the details,
and, in fact, getting the domestic ma
chine in running order and teaching
the young housekeeper just what touch
to put upon the cogs and wheels in or
der to keep it so. It is a marvel that no
body has thought of it before.
Now that a start has been made, how
ever, there are likely to be other pro
fessors who will seek patronage. It will
be well perhaps to remind such that a
woman to succeed in this work must be
first, a practical, not a theoretical,
housekeeper herself, and must be be
sides a systematic person and of good
executive ability. She must also have
the power to impart her knowledge, for
teachers like poets are born, not made.
All households will not need the same
routine, each presenting individual
problems, and she who undertakes their
regulating must have the adjustable
faculty in a marked degree. If she has
these characteristics she will be likely
to find her profession of expert profit
able, as it certainly is praiseworthy.
New York Times.
A Reliable Clock.
"You may say what you please about:
fine timepieces," said an old stager to
the crowd, "but I've got a cheap clock
up at the house that I ; bought forty
years ago, took home, placed it on the
mantel, set its hands and wound it up,
■ THE! SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1891.
and from that day to this it has not
varied a second"
"Indeed? Wonderful! Amazing!*'
"Hasn't varied a second since the
time you first wound it up?"
"No, sir; not a second. The main
spring broke when 1 wound it, ami the
thing has never varied a second from
Most of them took cigars.
ag_ — ;
QUEEN'S SNOWBALLING LARK
Little Wilhelmina's Spirited Ac
ceptance of a Challenge.
A charming story, which is well au
thenticated, comes from The Hague.
Every afternoon Queen Wilhelmina,
generally accompanied by her mother,
goes for a long drive in a sleigh drawn
by a couple of ponies. They are unat
tended, and there is nothing about the
equipage to distinguish it from hun
dreds of others "of a similar character.
A few days ago the excursion was ex
tended to a village a few miles from
the capital, which was reached just as
the girls of the school were released
from their studies, and were enjoying
a game of snowball. At the earnest re
quest of the little queen a halt was
male in order that she might witness
the fun. Either by accident or design
a snowball thrown by one of the chil
dren struck the Queen on the arm.
In a moment, and before her mother
could remonstrate, little Wilhelmina
was out of the sleigh, had grasped a
handful of snow, and. was busily pelt
ing the children nearest to her. The
queen legent laughed good-naturedly,
but soon persuaded her charge to enter
the sleigh, which drove on.
It was only a day or two afterward
that the incident leaked out, and the
mistress of the school received a big bas
ket of toys for distribution among the
children, with a charming little card of
New Year greeting signed "Wilhel
UNDER THE SIGN.
He Sat There Till He Attracted
Attention, Then He Got Up.
Kansas City Globe.
He was a real pratty young mani and
he was gotten up in the highest style of
art. He sat in the cable car, next to the
stove, and regarded with evident ad
miration a pair of very positive, very
loud-checked and very new |trousers,
which he pulled up carefully at the
, knees to prevent any tendency to bag-
I s' »£• .
The car rattled and clattered along,
and all the passengers gazid into up
ward vacancy like all cable car passen
gers do. Finally a fair maiden, who sat
opposite the young man, saw something
and giggled, after" the fashion of her
kind. Then she looked at the nice
young man and giggled again, then she
nudged her fair companion, and the fair
companion gazed across the car, looked
at the young man, and giggled. A
small boy followed their looks, stared at
something over the young man's head,
and then snorted.
All this annoyed the nice young man,
who had been looking very wise, and
when two or three other passengers
joined in the chorus he began to wrig
gle and quit looking wise. The laugh
ing increased, and grew, and spread,
and the nice young man grew desper
ate. He got up to see what it was over
his head tliat caused the unseemly cach
inatiou. He found it. It was one of
those big cardboard signs that adorn
cable cars, it was printed in big black
letters and it said:-:
"The young man sitting beneath this'
card is one of our customers. He is very
fussy and hard to please, but, my! isn't
he an elegant dresser? He has on a
pair of our $3 pants."
The nice young man left the car left
it .in haste, in anger— leaving behind
him some very naughty words that
smelt of sulphur.
Women's Work in Science.
New England Magazine.
The steady increase of patents grant
ed to women since scientific studies
have been opened to them explains in
part why inventions by that sex have
been heretofore so rare. A list recently
published gives the number of patents
granted to women inventors by the
United States government, from the
year 1790 to July 1, 1883, as 2,300. After
1809 to 1815 only one patent was issued.
From 1857 the number of women invent
or sincreased rapidly. In 1870 the number
was sixty; in 1887 the number reached
179. If last year's list were published,
it would probably show a still more
rapid advance. And these inventions
take a wide range, from mere household
and dress inventions to railroad journal
boxes and submarine telescopes. In ad
dition to the better scope anil invitation
for inventive genius which wider knowl
edge gives, the more independent posi
tion of women now requires less moral
courage on their part to apply for pat
ents than would have been necessary at
an earlier period.
On the Platform.
Detroit Free Fress.
We had an hour to wait at a railroad
junction in Louisiana, and four or five
of us sat down in the shade on the edge
of the platform and hung our legs over.
It was very comfortable, and 'we were
smoking and talking, when a man with
a rope in his hand, evidently looking
for a stray mule, came out of the bushes
opposite us and stood looking up and
aown the track. By and by he directed
his gaze toward our feet, but we didn't
mind him until he drawled out:
"You all, there!".
"Well?" queried one. _
. "Hist up your feet
"We "histed" without waiting to ask
why, and then looked over to see a rat
tlesnake about seven feet long, just
coiling himself for a strike after having
crawled out from under the platform.
A handy grindstone was dropped down
on him, and when some one thanked
the native he called back:
"Some men who hey lost a mule and
hunted fer him three days would hey
bin onery about it, but thar's nothing
dog-gone mean about me."
The Result of Lying.
A negro who was giving evidence In
a Georgia case was reminded by the
judge that he was to tell the whole
"Well, yer see, boss," said the dusky
witness, "I'se skeed to tell de whole
truth for fear 1 might tell a lie."
Judge (to witness)— Do you know the
nature of an oath?
Judge— Do you understand what you
are to swear to?
Witness— sah; I'm to swear to
tell de truf.
Judge— And what will happen if you
do not tell it?
Witness— l spects our side'll win the
case, sah. _
A shabby-looking tramp was in the
habit of calling at the office of a local
lawyer and receiving a small sum on ac
count of former acquaintance. Last
week the mendicant called as usual, but
the lawyer said :
"I can't assist you any longer, as I've
got a wife now and need all the money
1 can lay my hands on." :
"Well, now, that's just coming it a lit
tle too strong. Here you actually go and
get married at my expense,", responded
the indignant tramp. -■'.."--
A WINTER IDYL.
He loved her very fondly,
And she returned his passion,
But, cruel fate! ,
- She learned to skate
After a maiden's fashion.
Upon the slippery ice
She really was dashing;
But", sad to sap. :
. This maid was gay,
Susceptible to mashing.
He was a dismal failure,
j As an ice navigator.
And it is stated
That's why she skated
"... . ■ Off with another skater. - ;•
Wire Troubles Cause an Ab
sence of Any Active In
A Feeling- of Firmness, How
ever, the Prevailing Mar
Corn Market Nervous, Accom
panied by a Bullish Sen
Industrials the Leading Feat
ure on the Wall Street
Chicago, Feb. 20.— The wires are
down in all directions, and conse
quently the Chicago speculative mar
kets were without the usual influences
when trading commenced. There was
the tamest sort of opening in the wheat
pit at yesterday's closing prices. May
wheat was passed around at 97c; not
until about an hour and a half of the
session had passed was there much de
sire evinced by the local bulls and bears
to venture . far from shore. A predic
tion that the storm would be followed
by 15 or 20 deg of frost within the next
thirty-six hours was one of . the influ
ences which caused an advance to be
noted later. When New York and cable
dispatches began to come to hand,
there* was a distinct revival, a feel
ing of firmness being quoted
abroad. After fluctuating between
97% c and 36%@96%c, the price began
to advance and quickly touched 97% c.
There were several upward and then
down turns to the market between 97% c
and 97}£c; arid the close was 97% c bid.
The corn market opened in a nervous
manner, with bullish sentiment pre
dominating. The pit was full of buy
ers at 55% c and 55J£c was immediately
bid price with 56c, the point at which
sellers freely supplied the demand.
There was a gradual decline occupying
about an hour in its course which was
changed once more at 553^c. It
gradually climbed again touching
56c and once again settled to
the previous lowest price with a
few trades at 55% c; it recovered again
to 55% c, but in the end got down again
to 55>sc and closed at that price,
ilutchiuson and Bartlett Frazer were
the principal buyers of oats, their sup
port and the strength of other cereals
combining to hold the market steady at
yesterday's advance. The provision
market was higher at the opening ow
ing to dearer hogs and the advance in
corn. Shorts were the best buyers and
they were for a brief space of time sup
plied by offerings from Armour and
Cudahy, but upon these packers desist
ing and none of the others in the trade
willing to take their place, the shorts
had bid for tha stuff and it ruled firm .
and occasionally strong.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open- High- Low- Clos-
Articles. rag. est. est. ing.
No. 2 Wheat—
February 93% QlV_ 93V2 O-fafe
Hay 67 • 97* Vi 9C% 97%
July 03V8 83% 88% O-tt
No. 2 Corn-
February..... 63% 51 63V8 531&
May.. 55% 56 55 55%
July Site 54V2 53V2 53Vi
No. 2 Oats-
February. :;-.".'» 46ti 46V2 46 46 -
May........... 46*^ 46% 4GS'B 46V2
June 46 46! A 45%. 40
March 955 975. 955 965
May .-. .... .... . 085 10 05 9 TlVi 9 97V* .
July ::■:. . 10 15 10 32% 10 UV. 10 37fcj
March . . 5 67V-? 575 567 572
May........... 590 5 91 V2 shi 595
Ju1y....:...... 6 121/2 620 610 6 17%
March 4 62% 470 4 62*,2 4 67%
May 4 9:2 500 4 87% 4 9<~%
July 520 5 27% 517 525
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
steady. Wheat— No. 2- spring. 94%@^1%c;
No. if spring, nominal: No. 2 red, 96%^)7'Ac."
Corn— No. 2, 53% c. Oats— No. 2, •45%@15%c.
Rye— No. 2, 80tuiS!)V2C. Barley— No. 2, nomi
nal. Flaxseed— 1, 5t. 22." Timothy Seed
—Prime, $L2B. Pork— per bbl,' $.1.62%.
Lard— 100 lbs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Short Ribs-
Sides, loose. 54.60@-1.70. Dry-Se.ited Shoulders
—Boxed, 83.90®4. Short Clear Sides— Boxed,
$email@example.com)0. Whisky — Distillers' finished
goods, per ,gal, - 31.14. Sugar unchanged.
Oats— No. 2 white. 46% c: No. 3 white, 46c.
Barley— 3, f. o. b., 6C@7oc; N0. 4, f. o. b.,
63®S6c. . Receipts— Flour, 10,000 bbls ; wheat.
33,000 bu; corn, 123,000 bu; oats, 141,000
bu; rye, 13,000 - bu; barley. 37.000 bu.
Shipments— Flour, 9.000 bbls; wheat. 40,000
bu; corn. 133,000 bu; oats, 132,000 bu:
rye, 3,000 bu; barley, 26,000 bu. On the pro
duce exchange to-day the butter market was
firm; extra creamery. 27%©-7 c; others un
changed. Eggs, U@lsc. :
R. M. NEWPORT & SON
Loan money on improved property in St.
Paul and Minneapolis "
At C Per Cent "On or Before."
New Pioneer Press Building, St. Paul. ■
Ban kof Minneapolis Build'g, Minneapolis
Special to the Globe. ; -
Duluth, Feb. 20.— There was a very dull
market to day.'owing to partial Interruption
in the telegraph between here and Eastern
markets. The fact of yesterday's report of
. injury to French crops by frost, and general
report of stiffening of prices in Europe, kept
up the market here. May wheat started with
an advance over yesterday's close of %c, but
prices fluctuated alter the opening. May
wheat declined Vie, ; recovered again, and
again declined 'Ac, and again %c. No sales
of wheat on track were made -in the lore
noon. No. 1 northern wheat on track sold
later at 93c. Lots of 10,000 and 25.000 bu of
May wheat were sold. Prospects of colder
weather and foreign news kept the prices
up, but orders from outside to sell, and a free
offering of wheat torced prices down again..
The close was dull, but fairly firm
at au advance of "Ac tha day, except
in May No. . 1 northern, . which went
at %c. Outside of May No. 1 northern wheat
opened at 9isc, there were no" transactions of
note. May. No. 1 northern chopped from 98c,
and sold steadily lor an hour at 95% c, iii
25,000 bushel lots. It then recovered to 96c; .
chopped %(®%c, ruling steady to the close at
May No. 1 hard closed at 91V2C and
90% c. Cash :in store wheat closed without
transactions, and wheat on track, No. 1 north
ern sold at 93c. The closing prices were:
Cash, No. 1 hard, 94*,ic; No. 1 northern, 90% c;
No. 2 northern, 86% c: February, No. 1 hard,
94* Ac; No. 1 northern,' 93V2C ; May, No. 1 hard,
99"ic;No. '1 1 northern, 95% c. Cars on track
—Wheat, 36; last year, wheat, 43. Receipts
—Wheat, 21,107 bu. Inspected Cars— No. 1
hard, 12; No. 1 northern, 17; No. 2 northern,
6; No. 3,1; total, 36.
Milwaukee, Wis, Feb. 20. -^Flour un
changed. Wheat firm; No. 2 spring, on track.
cash,92@9sc; May, 92% c; No. 1 northern. 98c.
Corn higher: No. 3, on track, 52c. Oats steady ;
No.'2 white, on - track. 46% c. ", Barley easier;
No. 2, in store, 67"Ac. Rye firm: No. l,"in store,
83% c. Provisions higher. For;;— Mav, 89.92%.
Lard— May, 85.92%. Receipts— Flour. 14.600
bbls ; wheat, - 13,800 bu; barley, 20,300 bu.
Shipments— Flour, 5,400 bbls; barley, 25,600
bu. . __ ■ . : .■: ■ ■
New Yoi'li Produce...
New.' Yore, Feb. Flour— Receipts, 20,
--319 pkgs; exports, none: 9,612 sacks; quiet,
unchanged; sales, . 17,350 bbls., Cornmeal
firm, : more active. Wheat— Receipts, 47,800
bu; exports,* 24,053 bu; ; sales. 2.520,000 bu
'futures, 5.030 bu spot; spot-m arket higher,
dull,- closing easier; No. 2 red, 81.10% ele
vator,.: 51.12>A@1.12% afloat, 81.11%.®1.13%
f. o. b.; No. :3 red, $firstname.lastname@example.org%; ungraded
red, $l-07V2<?01.09; No. 1- northern, $l.li'@
1.16* A: No. 1 hard,- Sl.email@example.com)Vi; ; options are
%@%c up and firm" on ; covering "of shorts: "
, No. 2 red February, closing at $1.1C% ; March,
'Closing at gi.lo'4 : May.-* §1.06 l-1(firstname.lastname@example.org 11-16,
closing" at ; S .064; ; - June.. ' closing
at $1.03%, July, .;: email@example.com 13-16; clos
ing at SI.«JL% ; August, 96%@9.)%c, closing at
96% c; September, closing, 96c; December.'
, 97 13-1 C@9B%c,-.-' closing . at 98% c. Rye quiet,*"
! steady. -, Barley, quiet, : : steadier. Com—Re
ceipts,66,3oo bu: exports, 'none; sales, 81,7
600' bu futures, 73,000 'bu spot : spot market
less active -■ No. 2, r 64" ac • in elevator, . r..@
65% c afloat; . ungraded mixed,. 63%®06c;
steamer mixed, 64@5.''l'-ic: options %@ti4c
higher and firm on :• shorts -; covering: Febru
ary, tile; March, 63% c: May,: 6lVa@ttl7s c, cit
ing at 6i<4c; July, 60@60%c,;- closing at 60c.
Oats— Receipts, GO.OGubu; exports, none;
sales 85,003: bu futures; 111,000 bu spot;
spot market stronger," moderately active;
options firm and quiet; February,
53V2C: March,.- 53V2C ; ■ - May, 52%@52%e,
closing at 52tic ; spot, No. 2■■ white, 53%@ ■
53*!4C; mixed Western, 51@54c ; white West
: crn, fW@SOc; ■ N0.2 Chicago, 54V2C. Coffee-
Options opened steady. 5 - points up to 10
points down, closing firm, unchanged to"10
points up: sales, 37,000 bags, including: Feb-,
ruarv, firstname.lastname@example.org; Marco," 17.1C©17.15c;
April. email@example.comT,c : May. firstname.lastname@example.org ; June,
16.X@lt5.lCc: July. ir..9(;@l6c; August, 15.60 c:
September, ; 15.2.@15.3Cc ; October, 14.65; soot
Rio quiet; No. 7, 17% c. Sugar— Raw quiet,
steady; refined quiet. . Petroleum steady,
quiet; United closed :at 76Vse for March.
Tallow steady. Turpentine quiet, steady,
40@40%c. Eggs— Fair demand; firmer;
Western, ■ 17*ti@l'i Vac; receipts, 7,245 pkgs.
Wool firm.- quiet; domes'.ic- fleece, 3 l@'sTc;
pulled, 26@"*3c: Texas, 17@24c. Pork more
active, firm. Cut meats quiet. ; steady ; mid
dles dull. firm. Lard excited;- higher, with
corn; Western steam, $6.02% . bid; sales. 000
tierces at 86©3.02V2; : options sales, 4.750
tierces: March, $5.98@6. closing ot 86.03©
6.04; April. Si.lo; May, *}email@example.com, closing at
8:3.15 bid ; June, $0.28 asked ; August, 556. 46©
6.50, closing $6.51 bid. . Butter— Moderate de
mand; firm; Western dairy, " ll@21c; West
ern., creamery, 20@20»; Elgin, 29%@30c.
Cheese— Fair demand, firm; light skims,
s@B%c; Ohio flats, 7%@loVic. Pig iron quiet.
Copper nominal. Lead steady; domestic,
$4.35. Tin quiet, easier; straits, $19.55.
— - - ~— ~— ~~
Toledo, Feb. Wheat dull, steady ; cash,
. $1: May, $1.01*4; July, 9314 c; August, . 90% C.
Corn dull, steady; cash, 54c; May, 55* Ac. Oats
quiet; cash, 47c. Cloverseed active, steady; ■
cash and February, §1.65. Receipts— Wheat,
1,404 bu: corn. 18,387 bu; cloverseed, 656 bags.
Shipments— Flour, 610 bbls; wheat, 2,759 bu;
corn, 21,700 bu; oats, 6oo bu; cloverseed, 400
bags. - . . '
Kansas City Grain.
Kansas Citt, Feb. 20.— Wheat quiet; N0.2
hard cash. 83c bid ; No. 2 red cash. 92c asked.
Coru firmer; No. 2 cash," 47% c." Oats steady;
No. 2 cash, . 44% c; February, . 44e bid, 443,i8C
asked. Eggs steady, 12c. Kecelpts--Wheat,
16,600 bu; corn, 4,500 Dv; oats, 1,000 bu.
Shipments— 33,150 bu; com, 500 bu.
Liverpool, Feb. 20.— Wheat firm, demand
improving, holders offer sparingly. The re
ceipts for the past three days were 78,0)0
centals, including 40,000 American. Corn
firm demand fair; mixed Western 5s 7d per
cental. The receipts of American corn for
the past three days were 57,000 centals. Tal
low—Fine American, 25s per cwt.
FITZGERALD & SMITH,
COMMISSION -:- MERCHANTS,
Clair, jci in< i:»-, Stock*,
Coffee and Cotton
Bought, sold and carried on margins for fut
324 Jackson St.. Gllfillan Bloe*te.
Direct private wire to Chicago and New
York. Members Chicago Board of Trade.
Write us and we will mail you our Daily Mar
Otherwise Wall Street Ruled
New York, Feb. 20.— The Interrup
tion of telegraphic communication over
a large portion of the country added to
the already very marked, indisposition
of both domestic and foreign operators
to do anything in the stock market
pending developments, served to render
the transactions to-day the smallest for
any full day for the present year and a
long time previous. The only move
ments in the list of note were those,
in the corn roads, the Villards,
and the industrials, the • last
named being, if thins,., the
features of the day, especially
the cotton oil stocks, which were active
and strong under the manipulation of
the bulls on the property, both the old
and the new stock rising over 1 per
cent. Silver was again. weak. The rest
of the market was absolutely without
feature of any kind, and, while there
was a firm opening, with further ad
vances in the corn roads, the hammer
ing operations 01 the traders brought
most stocks below the level of the open-'
; ing prices. The covering later brought
everything up again, and the best prices
of the day were reached in the last hour,
the market finally closing dull but firm
at small fractions better than the open
ing figures. The final changes are
all small, fractional advances, with
no materal improvement anywhere.
Railroad bonds were relatively more
active than shares, but the business of
only 8895.000 was small enough and the
trading, as in stocks, was devoid of feat
ures throughout the entire session, the
final changes being confined to the
smallest fractions, though generally in
the direction of higher figures. Gov
ernment bonds have been duil and
steady. State bonds have been entirely
neglected. There was a lively move
ment in petroleum in the first two
hours' in the March option on Pennsyl
vania oil, but the rest of the oil market
was neglected. March options opened
steady and declined %c on a few selling
orders, and then advanced 2c on cover
ing, but reacted later and closed steady.
March option: sales, 70,000 bbls; open
ing, 7Gc; highest, 77^0; lowest, 75j£c;
THE WEEK IS BUSINESS.
Dun's Review ot the Financial
Outlook. ■ '■_
New York, Feb. 20.— R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
"There is still much uncertainty about
the future of trade. East-bound ship
ments from Chicago for half of Febru
ary have been 140,957 tons, against 205,
--283 last year, a loss of 28 per cent. This
is mainly; due to the shortness of crops,
but the output and movement of iron
are also much smaller than a year ago,
and the foreign - trade "is ' falling
below last year's, both imports and
exports. The failure of the American
Loan and Trust company has caused
some disturbance, but the event has no
wide-spread influence. The tone of
reports from other cities is -generally
favorable. Though there Is some com
plaint of collections at the South be
cause cotton is held back for higher
prices, and trade is dull at Memphis and
Atlanta, and fair only at New Orleans,
the prospect is bright at Savannah, and
the trade is of good volume in spite of
bad weather at St. Louis, and fairly
healthy at Kansas City. St. Paul and
• Minneapolis have active trade, though
in flour output there is the usual de
crease for the season. At Omaha trade
is lair, but collections rather slow. At
Milwaukee it is improving. Chicago
notes large increase in wheat move
ment, but heavy decrease in dressed
beef, lard, hides and wool; sales consid
erably above last year's in dry goods,
clothing and boots and shoes, and satis
factory collections in 'the tributary re
' gion. Trade is considered healthy, confi
dence is strong and money plenty
among dealers. Detroit notes very
quiet trade and only fair collections,
but at Cleveland" and Pittsburg
some improvement in iron is noticed, .
the latter reporting finished iron ; in
good demand and blooms stronger, tbe
coke strike having some influence. At
Cincinnati trade is average, but
especially good in dry goods and with the
South. The decline of silver below $1
per ounce at one to 97>£c discourages
those who were looking for a specu
lative boom in prices. Wheat is one
cent lower, with sales of fifteen million
bushels; "- cotton a quarter lower with
sates of 077,000 bales, and oil 3%c lower.
Corn and oats have advanced half
a cent each, and hogs a shade.
There is a stronger tone in the iron
market. 7 The coal market is depressed
by the enormous output, thus far 084,057
tons, or nearly 30 per cent greater than
last year's, and . tin and lead are both:
weaker. During the past week the
treasury has taken in altogether about
§000,000 more than it has paid out. The
outgo jof currency to the interior ap
pears to have begun, however, notwith
standing; the. fact that at almost every
other city the money market is easy or
growing easier,' and scarcely. one now
reports the market close. -.'.The business
failures occurring throughout the
country during the past seven days
number 295, as compared with a total of
, 207 last week. £ For the corresponding
week of last year the figures were 271. "
'■.•'- ; (STATS BANK.) "",.'.
PAID UP CAPITAL;; - . , £400,000
Surplus "and undivided profits, $55,000.
H. 11. strait, ". William BICKEI7
president," " Cashier
BANK OF MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, MINN.
CAPITAL, - - $600,000
Profits and Surplus, 5200,000
WM. DAWSON, President.
KOBT. A. SMITH, Vice "Pres't,
WM. DAWSON JR., Cashier.
KOJBT. L. .UJLLKK, An*t Cashier.
Wm. Dawson, P. Siems,
P.S.Harris, E. Mannheimer, .
Thomas Grace, Lewis Baker, .
Dennis Ryan. E. W. Peet,
R. A. Smith. Ariioldl'a'.raia,
Mark Costell* P. J. Berlin,
D. Schutte. C. W. Copley.
A. B. Stickuey. - A.Oppenheim,
; ffm. Dawson Jr.
STOCKS— CLOSING PBICES.
New York. Feb. 20.—
Adams Express.. l 4."> Ontario &\vest'n. IT
Alton & Terre H.. 28 Oregon Improv't. 27%
dopfd... .120 Oregon Navig'u.. 74
Am. Express*. 116 North American. IS
B. C. K. & X:..:. 22 Pacific Mail... . 37%
Canad'n Pacific. 747$ ! p.. D. &E 2C%
Can. Southern.... 50% Pittsburg .148%
Central Pacific... 29 Pullman P. Car.. 190
Ches. &Ohfb...:. 18% Reading... 32%
dolstpfd "."." 54% Rock Island 61%
do 2d pfd 33% St.L.&S.F.lstpfd. 54
Chi. & Alton.. . 125 St. Pau1.... ...... 55%
C. B. & Q .83% dopfd 112%
Del. & Hud50n... 137% St. P., M. & M... 106%
D.,L. & W 138% St. P. & Omaha.. 21%
D. &R. 18% d0pfd....... .. 82
East Tennessee... 7% Term. C. & 1 36%
do Ist pfd . . . . : . 62 Texas Pacific... 14%
do 2d 17 Tol. &0. C. pfd.. 84
Erie 195's Union Pacific... 44%
a0 pfd. ......... 52 IT. S. Express 67
FortWavne. 150 Vab., St. L. & P.. 10
Hocking* Valley.. 26 dopfd 18
Houston & Tex.. 2 WellsFargo Ex. .140
Illinois Central. .. 93% Western Union. . . 81%
Kansas & Texas.. 12 Am. Cotton 0i1. . . 24
Lake Erie & W. . . 14% Colorado Coal 35%
dopfd .; 57% Homestake 8%
Lake Shore ...111% Iron Silver 125
Louisville & X. .. 75% Ontario 40
Louis. &N. A.... 23 Quicksilver ....... 5%
Memphis & C... 36 dopfd 38%
Mich. Central.... 92 Sutro.... 4
M.,L. S. &W 73 Bulwer 40
do pfd ....... 101 R. &W. P. Ter. . . 18%
Mpls. & St. Louis. 4% Atchison 28%
dopfd 10% U. P., D. & G 23
Mo. Pacific 66% D. & R. G. pfd... 60%
Mobile &0hi0... 36% South'n Pacific.. 30%
Nash. & Chatt.... 91 ChicagO&E. 111.. 47%
N.J. Central. ... 117 St. P. & D 25%
Nor. &W. pfd.... 55 Wis. Central 20
Northern Pacific. 28% Chicago Gas 41 4
dopfd 72ti Lead Trust 19*4
western 100% iugar Trust 84%
dopfd 135 C, C, C. & St. L. 62%
N. Y. Central . . . .101% Oregon S. L 21%
N. Y.,C. & St. L.. 13% Great Nthn. pfd. 84
do pfd .......... 65 R. G. Western. . . . 36%
Ohio it Mi 55...... 17 dopfd 69
BONDS— CLOSING PHICES.
U. S. Is reg 120% M. K. & T. G. 55.. 41%
do 4s coup.... 120% Mut. Union 6s 102%
do4%sreg.. 101% N.J. hit ctfs 110%
do4%scoiiD... 103 N. Pacific 115%
Pacific of '95... 109 do do 2d5....112
La. stamped 15. . . 72% N. W consols 137
Term. new set. 1)3.103 do deb. 5s 107
do do ss. 99 St. L. &I. M. G.ss. 91
•do - do 3s. 70% St L. &S. F. G.M.107
Can. Souih'n2ds. 99 St. Paul c0n5015.. 121%
Ceu. Pac. 15t5. ...108% st P., C. &P. lsts.l2o
D. & 11. G. Ists... 117 T. P. L. G. T. R. 88
do 4s 82U T. P. R. G. T. It.. 32%
D. & R.G.W. Ists. 76>4 Union Pac. Ists. . .109%
Erie 2ds . 100% West Shore 102%
M. K. &T. G. 65.. 7814
Merchants' National Bank !
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Capital, - - $1,000,000
Surplus & UndiYidedProflts.6oo, ooo
W. R. MERRIAM, President.
C. H. BIGELOW, Vice President
1. A. SEYMOUR, Cashier.
fcEO. C. POWER, Asst, Cashier.
W. S. Culbertson, E. X. Saunders,
L. D. Hodge, John L. "Merriam,
J. W. Bishop, A. B. Stickney,
F. A. Seymour, A. U. Wilder,
E. F. Drake, W. R. Merriam,
M. Auerbacb. C. H. Bigelow,
Charles E. Flandrau, R. C.Jefferson.
■ D. R. Noyes,
- Wheat steady- and unchanged. Corn very
firm and higher. No. 3 being quoted lc high
• er. Oats are also stronger, and Nos. 2 and 3
white are quoted lc higher. Ground feed is
linn and higher. Cornmeal is firm. Bran
steady. Hay showed a good deal better feel
ing, and is "quoted higher than yesterday.
Dressed hogs, under the influence of mild
weather, are lower. The call :
Wheat— No. 1 hard, 94c; No. 1 northern,
93c; N0.2 northern. Die.
Coin No. 3, 51® Tic.
Oats— No. 2 mixed, 42® No. 2 white,
45@46%c bid; No. 3 white, 44%®45%c.
Barley— No. 2, 67c; No. 3, s:*®tj".ic.
Rye— No. 2, 6."®"'oc.
Ground Feed— No. 1. 821 ©2 1. 50.
Cornmeal— Unbolted, "520.50.
Bran— Bulk, 515.50©10.
Hay— No. 1 upland prairie, 57®7.50; No. 1,
S6.sC'@7; timothy. $-"®S.SO.
Flaxseed— Bl.l4@l. ls.
Potatoes— Straight, $75®S0c ; mixed, 65®70e.
Dressed H0g5— 83.75 bid; $3.90 asked
Butter— Creamery first, 23@25c; creamer
second, li^@2oc; dairy first, 18@20c; dairy
second, 13®15c; roll aud print, 10®14c; pack
ing stock, 7©sc.
Cheese— Full cream, 10®llc asked; skim
Eggs— Fresh, 16®17c per doz.
Maple Syrup— Per gallon, $1.1**®1.25.
Honey— at quotations; tine white new
clover, 18@20c; buckwheat, 10®lle.
Malt— Per bu, 80®85c.
Oranges— Mes'sinas, $3; Flondas, 84; Cali
fornia^, 53.25. MFBI
Lemons— Fancy, 53.50® 4.
Nuts— Pecans. Texas polished, medium to
large, B@loc per lb; almonds, Tarragonas,
17c; California soft-sheiled, 18c; filberts,
Sicily, 12c; walnuts, new California, 12® 15c;
cocoanuts, S3 per 100; hickory nuts, 81.50 per
bu: shellbarks, $1.75®1.85 per bu: Brazils,
]C@l2e; peanuts, Virginia hand-picked, B%c;
roasted, 10% c.
Dates— Persians. 7©Sc; in mats, 5%c; figs
Cider— Choice Michigan, 16-gallon kegs,
84.50 Der keg; choice refined, 16-gallon kegs,
£5; choice refined, 32-eallon bois, $B@9 per
Dressed— Turkeys, ll®12c; chick
ens, 9©loc ; ducks and geese, 10®llc.
Sweet Potatoes— §1.50.
Apples— Fancy, 53®6.50; standards, So®
5.50; choice, §3.75®4.
Carrots— per bushel.
Celery — 25c.
Cranberries— Bell and bugle, $11@13: bell
and cherry, 88®lU per bbl ; Cape Cod," SU®
13 per bbl.
Chamber of Commerce.
The local trading was fair in futures, with
occasional dullness and a narrow market
generally. With a holiday ahead in most
places, added to Sunday, there was a common
feeling of indifference as to the remainder of
the week to speculate in, and few orders ap
peared to be in from outside. The same
causes that appeared to weaken markets for
wheat yesterday proved to have the effect to
produce dullness to day. Snows in the win
ter country and rains further to the South
gave cause to expect high estimates of pros
pects for that crop. Snows iv the Northwest
also promised moisture here. Close: No. 1
hard, February, 94c; on track, 95c; No. 1
northern, February and March, 92c; May,
91%c:0n track, 93% c; No. _ northern, Feb
ruary. 91c: on track, 91®92c.
Cash heal— The cash wheat market was
a little slow at first and then the demand in
creased, with quite brisk inquiry by millers
here and outside, prices in some cases going
up for the choice samples nearly to the price
of May. . It was thought by some that cash
wheat of the lower grades and samples .sold
more easily than for some time, as there were
more buyers for them. The average prices
obtained' were better than yesterday. Still
quite a large amount sold at 92% c for No. 1
northern, with considerable weakness in gen
eral markets then. 'Receipts of wheat for
; twenty-four hours, 160 cars; shipments, 93
cars. Duluth received 30 cars. .„' ■.•;•:.-•
FLOUR AMD COARSE GRAIX9.
" Flour— The added daily output of the mills
grinding to-day wilt : probably aggregate
'19,000 bbls.: . : "
.Shipments, 17.722 bbls. Quoted at |4.50®
4.80 for first . patents, firstname.lastname@example.org for second
patents. S's-00®4.25 for fancy and export
. bakers', §1.8Cemail@example.com for low grades in bags, in
cluding red dog.' '.-. . -;■-,..'.
"■■■• The usual late steadiness was maintained
in - the " flour • markets. : with • daily demand
hardly reaching the 20,000 bbls now maim
ufactured in Minneapolis. There is less of
accumulation than would be. generally sup
posed, when" the common complaint of dull-,
ness isjeousidered.' It is evident that there
are none too large stocks .of wheat in the'
Northwest to last until the harvesting of
another crop. There is no ; doubt that it is
turned into flour a lithe faster than the flour
Is wanted for, consumption, with the differ
;ence that a part of the flour has to be carried
along, instead of carrying in wheat, until it
is. wanted for consumption. ■ Prices were
rather easier, and some sales of patents were
said to have, been made at 34.50 tor firsts.
Cables were fiat and it was not practicable to
work them on patents.
Bran and Shoits— Shipments. 638 tons.
Quoted at firstname.lastname@example.org for bran, >14.25®l. r >.25
forshorts, and $15. 50© 16 for middlings. This
market was rather easy and sales were re
ported at about $14.75 for bulk bran, with
coarse shorts somewhat lower.
Corn— Receipts. 7,150 bu : shipments, 680
bu. Quoted at sC©s2c on track. The corn
markets are steady and inclined to firmness,
through sympathy with higher values in the
Chicago markets iecentlv.
Oats— Receipts, 10,4.10 "un; shipments. 3,800
bu. Quoted at 42@14*,'2C by sample. There
was a quiet market, with about enough of
tered to satisfy the demand at the late range
Rye— Receipts, none; shipments, none.
Quoted at 6£@7oc for sample cars on track.
Receipts, none; shipments, 1.71")
bu. Quoted at s."©>'sc for good to fine samples
of No. 3. The market was very quiet, with a
narrow demand at the range quoted.
Flax— Receipts, 430 bu: shipments, none.
Flax sales are based on 8c off from the Chi
Feed— Millers' held at $email@example.com, with corn
meal at firstname.lastname@example.org. •
Hay— demand for hay was very quiet
and prices steady, but with less offered it did
not seem to be so hard to sell. Receipts, 90
tons; shipments, none. Choice wild quoted
at 56.5 C©7 and good timothy at J7.50g5.50;
fair wild, 83 50®6. '_
Official receipts at South St. Paul: 448
hogs, 61 cattle, 4 calves, 48 sheep.
Hogs— strong. Good grades 5c higher.
Quality fair. Receipts not equal to the de
mand, which cleared the yards early at $3.30
©3.50, closing strong at the advance.
Cattle— Strong; most of the receipts were
undesirable, but by noon almost everything
was sold out. " The demand came raostlv
from Twin City butchers for dressed beef,
but buyers of stockers and feeders were on
the market. Sales: Bulls and staffs sold at
ST.4O@2; oxen at 7C(g'3:, .7C(g'3: heifers. 623 lbs, at
81.75;' cows. 876 lbs at $.', 1,016 lbs, $2.25;
mixed, 1,040 lbs, $i.30; stockers, 815 lbs, 82.45;
feeders, 880 lbs, $.'.65; butcher steers, 930 lbs,
$2.80; 815 lbs at $2 80, 1,015 lbs at $3, and 976
lbs at $3; calves, 137 lbs. at $1.75.
Quotations— Good fat steers, $3.5! (g 1.25; good
to choice cows. $.''©3; common cows, Sl@2;
bulls, stags and oxen. $1.25®3; milch cows,
Sl;1@30; veal calves. 53©3.75; stockers, $1.75
©750; feeders. $2. 40@3; butcher steers. $2.50
©'175. Sheep firm. The fresh receipts sold
readily at $1.25 per 100 lbs for 40 bead of 86
lbs average. Quotations— Muttons, $!©">;
feeders, $1.50® 1; stockers and common, S3©
3.85; mixed, $3.5 ©4.35; lambs, Si©s.
Chicago, Feb. Cattle— Receipts. 8,000;
shipments, 3.003; market steady; steers, St.
©5.10; heifers, SL"©3.SO; cows, 1.4.© 2.65;
blockers. 51.55©3.40. Hogs— Receipts, 32,000;
shipments, 12.000; market active, strong;
rough and common, $3.4C@3.50; prime pacK
era and mixed. 83.5"/" 'i.Ti; prime heavy and
butcher weights, $3. '.<*",.:(. 75; light, 53.55©3.70.
Sheep — Receipts, 7,000; shipments, 3,000;
market active, irregular; Westerns, $4.4
5.35; fed Texans, $l.*is©s; natives, $5©6.C0.
Kansas City, Feb. 20.— Cattle— Receipts,
2,260: shipments, 1,480; market strong ; steers,
$email@example.com; cows, S2.2U<<>.''.4s; stockers and
feeders, $3.6C®3.65. Hogs— Receipts. 6.700;
shipments. 4,020; market strong, 5c higher;
bulk, "$3.45®3.50;aU grades, $3.© 1.00. Sheep
—Receipts, 600; shipments, 250; market
On. Citt, Pa., Feb. 20.— 'National Transit
certificates opened &*, 76c: highest, 77% c;
lowest, 74% c; closed at 78^0; sales, 257,000
bbls; clearances, 280,000 bbls; charters, 60.317
bbls; shipments, 77,283 bb15: runs, 78,847 bbls.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 29. —Petroleum dull;
National Transit certificates opened nt 751440;
closed at 76c; highest, 77c; lowest, 75% O.
Bradford, Pa, Feb. National Transit
certificates opened at 75% c; closed at7s%c:
highest, 77*flc; lowest, 75c; clearances, 202,000
New Yokk, Feb. 20.— Reorders from the
West and Southwest reflect a more active
distribution of goods, while the jobbing
trade here is verging on full activity. Prices
are steadily maintained.
ST. PAUL REAL ESTATE.
The following transfers were filed yester
Geo E Decks to John E Stryker. It 8, of
Morritz subd A, being a portion of
Mackubin & Marshall add $8,000
Jacob Hammes to A "foerg Jr,lt 2, blk 2,
Prospect Plateau 1
Wm Monagha to S PSorensen. com at
se corner of s *,_ of It 1, Bircbill's add 150
Chas er to i lias A B-aigh, it 9. and
the westerly 20 ft of It 10. all in blk 53,
of Rice <& Irvine's add .50,000
Total, four transfers ? v 250
MISHSLAI'OLtS REAL ESTATE.
The following deeds were filed for record:
Augustus S Sampson to Sarah II Hay
wood, It 14. bl& 2, Channel's Second
David N Langlev to Mary A Langley. It
16, etc, blk 8, "etc, Robert Blaisdell's
David N Langley to Mary A Langley. Its
1, etc, blk 9, Robert Blaisdell's add... 1,800
John F Giliman to Gustav It Anderson,
part It:.', blk 6, J S & W Elliott's add. 4,0(0
Anu'elia L Wilson to Uateu 15 colli it
15, bik 14. Vinton Park add 500
Chas 11 Fletcher et al to Augustus 1'
Horr, Its 2, etc. blk 31, Bottineau's
Ettie A Barden to William 1- OHearne,
It 251, Minnetonka Park COO
John S Crandall to Swan X Peterson, pt
Its 6 and 7, blk 45, Highland Park add. 1,500
Eliza Rowc Harrilst to Myftjn R Kent,
its 1 and 2, bik 196, town of Minneap
Myron R Kent to E E Shennan, pt Its 1
and 2, blk 196, town of Minneapolis.. 15,000
John S Crandall to Swan !• Peterson, pt
Its 6 and 7, blk 45, Highland Park add. 1,500
John C Bohanon to Gustav Nolen, It 11,
blk ft, Wyoming Park add ". . . 400
George L Brimhall to George O Brim
hall, Its 2, 4, 5, blk 4, Brimhall's First
William R Wilder to John F Kennedy,
It 2s, blk 3. Cutter.- add 600
Ida M Graoiil to Jane 11 Weston, its 4
and 5, blk 2. Hiawatha Park add 2.200
Three unpublished deeds 3,900
Total _ $53,252
Rules for Milkers.
Always treat cows gently. Keep your
fingernails cut short anil wash your
hands thoroughly in warm water.. A
cow's teats are very sensitive, and the
animal's restiveness is often owing to
the fact that she dreads rough ways and
Clean your cowshed thoroughly before
you milk. Hardly any substance is so
easily contaminated by foul odors as
Have your utensils as clean as your
hands. If of tin, set them out in the
sunlight. " If you have long tin cans,
bane them up so that the open end i-,
near the earth. There is no better de
odorizer than the soil.
Give a little salt id their feed; it will
keep the bowels regular, while if you
give a small quantity once a week it is
apt to act like a physic.
In handling mare and colt, says a cor
respondent of the National .Stockman,
my plan is not to work the mare for a
day or two before foaling, nor for three
or four days after and then lightly,
being careful not to get her heated up.
The last colt I raised I never let follow
me in the gelds at work at all, and had
the least bother and raised inst as good
a colt as any— in fact it did better, I
thought. It made some fuss the first
day oi two, but soon got so it didn't ex
pect to co, and I had no trouble in get
ting the mare out of the barn without it.
I kept the mare and colt in a double stall.
As soon as 1 noticed the colt wanting to
cat with its mother. I put up some oats
in the other box, am!, by the-' time it
was old enough to wean, it would eat a
quart of o.its three times a day, and how
it grew! 1 could not see that the wean
ing ever hurt it a particle. I put a colt
halter on it, and weaned it right beside
its mother. It never fretted any to
speak of. You who have not tried this
plan of not letting the colt follow, if
you try it once 1 don't believe you will
ever go back to the old way. By this
plan the colt doesn't, knockdown any
corn, get into the barb wire fence, or
get into your grain or grass sickles.
" The San Francisco Chronicle says
teat, with one exception, all tin fruit
canneries have formed a compact, with
$5,000,000 capital stock, to last fifty
'years."; All of the canneries will be
purchased for two-thtrds cash and one
third stock. They will then be under
control of a corporation, which will be
known a3 the California Fruit Can
neries, Limited. The company has
$2,000,000 in bank, with which to pur
chase the canneries, and 15,000 shares
of slock have been subscribed lor.
Says N. J. Shepherd, in the Kansas
Farmer: "The only cure for low prices
is to increase the yield. With present
yields and present prices it requires
good management to be able to realize
a profit. We can only increase tho
yield by enriching the soil, giving mora
thorough proportion and more complete
cultivation. In proportion as we in
crease the fertility we can hope to in
crease the yield, and in doing this wo
can reduce the cost per bushel so as to
be able to realize a profit."
Puddling roots in clay mortar pre
vents drying or injury by freezing if
buried or left well packed in a cellar
until frost is out. Care should be taken
in mixing the puddle to have it of prop
er consisetencc— not merely dirty wa- ;
ter, or so thick as to have a large sur
plus adhere to roots. In the first in
stance it would be of very little, if any,
benefit. If too thick it only adds un
necessarily a large percentage to the
The Corn Trade News of Liverpool
says: "'lt is estimated that with the
partial failure of the potato crop in the,
United Kingdom and the severe cold?
weather experienced there this winter,
the consumption of wheat and flour has
been materially increased over previous
estimates, and some calculate that the
consumption lias reached as high as'
4,850.000 bushels weekly, against 4,200,
--000 bushels previously estimated."
An exchange says: It is frequently
stated that Merino sheep are light feed
ers compared with the mutton breeds.
An experiment was made last winter at
the Michigan Agricultural College farm,
where five Merino sheep, weighing 435
pounds, were fed in one lot, and five,
Southdown sheep, weighing 680 pounds,:
in another lot. The effort was made to'
feed just what they would eat clean.,
Although the lot of Southdown* were
245 pounds heavier in the aggregate, vet
they did not consume more hay than
Cottonseed meal can be fed to sheep
with good success it applied in reasona
ble quantity, and with other suitable
foods. With roots, silage or other feeds
which tend to loosen the bowels, I think
it would do excellent service, since it is
somewhat constipating in effect. Watch;
the droppings carefully, and it there is
any tendency to costiveness give relief
at once with bran or anything at hand
that will produce the desired effect
Do not fall into the idea that you
know everything abo.it tanning. The
world is progressing, and in no other
department is there more progress being
made these days than in agriculture.
We can all learn. Learn from experi
ence, from one another, and from those
who are making a life study of the sci
ence of farming, and the more we learn
the better we are prepared to make a
success of our business.
Feeding flavors all animal products,
more especially the tatty parts of them,
says the Practical Farmer. This is duo
to the fact that the fats and oils of food
are not digested, but are absorbed in
their natural condition without decom
position or change. Hence the great
importance of using foods devoid of ill
flavors or impurities of any kind.
The hens need to work. Thousands
of poultry raisers get no eggs in winter
because the hens do not have to work
for a living. They get too fat and can
not lay. Keep a deep layer of chaff or
cut straw in the hen house and scatter,
wheat or corn among it. and let the hens
scratch for it and get exercise, aud they
will lay eggs.
Competent vegetable physiologists
say that for the perfect maturity of the
grain of corn under, say latitude 40 dog.
north, the growing season must have an
average mean temperature of 75 deg. for
ninety days, or there must be an excess
of 75 multiplied by 00, equaling 0,750
Fahrenheit degrees of accumulated
Since the introduction of the tomato,
says the Michigan Fanner, no vegetable
lias so rapidly changed its position from
a luxury, cared for by a few. to a neces
sity, eaten by everybody, as celery has
done. Its production is constantly in
creasing.and yet the consumption seems
to keep pace with it.
Russia's total export of grain for the
calendar year just ended is given as
'240.000,000 bushels, compared with 276.
--000,000 bushels in ISBO, and 828,000,000
bushels in 1888. The exports of wheat
are equal to 102,54 1,000 bushels, against
110,272,000 bushels in 1880, and 122,760,
--000 bushels in 18S8.
A New fork farmer raised an acre of
Sunflowers for seed, and found that the
seed was an excellent addition to grain
for the use of bogs and poultry, a small
mill being used to grind it tot hogs.
The stalks made excellent Kindling
wood and the heads and seeds were
A herd of eighteen cows In Vermont
produced 102 pounds of butter per year
for each cow. The amount is not a
large one, compared with the records ot
noted cows, but it is excellent for a
nerd, and shows what dairymen can do
by using well-bred cows and giving
them propel care.
Old strawberry beds are mulched
when the ground is frozen, and then
burned over clean. It does not harm
the plants, but clears off the ground and
causes the plants to come up in better
condition in the Spring. It is a method
now highly recommended by some
The beet in its natural condition Is an
annual, but years of breeding and
cultivation have so changed its nature
that at present less than 3 per cent, of
pedigreed plants develop seed at the
close of the first season; that Is, less
than three pet cent tend to revert to the
It is reported that the visible supply
of lard in the principal markets of this
country, on passage to Europe and in
the principal European markets is 469,
--000 tierces, against lsi',ooo tierces one
An animal raised on the farm is al
ways more valuable than one purchased
and it does not introduce disease.
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Of Ordinance Passed by the Cora«
mon Council of the City of St.
l'aul, at Its Meeting field on Feb.
Ordinance No. 1474.
An ordinance to amend ordinance No. 10,
approved Oct. 7. '-'■'. the tame being Ar
ticle No. 21 of the Municipal Code of St.
The Common Council of the City of St.
Paul do ordain as follows:
• Section l. That section one CI) of Ordi
nance No. 10, as the same appears in Article
21 of the Municipal Code of St. Paul, 1884, be
and ihe same is hereby amended by striking
out the word "and" in the tlxtcenth line of
said section one. at:d Inserting in place there
of the word "or," and further by striking out
tbe figure "'10" in said sixteenth line of said
section one, and inserting in place thereof
the figure "'«." . 7,7, 7,,
Sec. 2. That section two of said Ordinance
No. to, as the same appears in Article No. 21
ot the Municipal Code of St.Paul. 18*1, bo
and the same is hereby amended by striking:
out ihe words "with costs." being the last
wo words of said section two.
Sec. :t. That section three of said Ordi
nance No. 10. as tne same appears in Article
No. 21 of the MunicinalCode of St. Paul, 1884,
1 c and the same is hereby amended by strllt
iug out all that part of said section three
coming after and following the figure in
the tenth tine of Bald section three.
Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect
and be in force from ana after Its publica
Yeas— Aid. Banbolzer, Bielenberg, Pott,
Conley.' Copela nd, Dobner, Dorniden, Flan
d,*a'u, Geban, McNamee. Melady, Mines, San
born. Van Slyke, Mr. Piesident—
Pan Feb. 17, I 01.
O. O. Cn.i,r\, President of Council.
Approved Feb. i- IS9I.
L ibkbt A. Skits. Mayor.
Attest: Tuob. A. Pbskdkwabt, city Clerk.