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TTTIC VRfTTR. SATUBOAT. DECRMHER 1T 1900
forgirls and boys
PHILLIPS AND HIS DEAL
During the past year "St. Nicholas"
Magazine, which has been for nearly
thirty years the leading children's
monthly magazine of the world (and j
now the only one), has introduced
several rew departments which fcave j Danlf.,
oeen extremely attractive ana nave
greatly increased the circulation One
of these is
Some Inside History About the
Recent Corner In Corn.
HOW TIMELY AID WA3 GIVEN.
"NATURE AND SCIENCE."
"Don't bother me I'm tco busy"
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la know. The editor of "Nature and
Science" gives careful attention to
every question asked by hi vounz
readers, and "We will write to "St
Nicholas' about it" has baeouie the
motto of the department, which con
tains interesting short art'cles, bfau-
tifullv iilnst rated, telling r.f four
footed animals, birds, in-ect3, water
animals, plants, and whateer pertains
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volume begins with November, 11)00,
and the subscription price i 3 00 a
year. If there are children in vour
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JIIK CKNTIKV Co., LNWS b'.r.KE,
Iflll of Morrla, III., Farniah-
Moufy at a Critical Point Later
to a CblriKo Financier Placed to.
limited Food at the Yoing Spec
Thf sii-rrs of iIk- riwot corner in
njru oonf-Iudod by ileorco II. Phillips,
th" young hhancit-r. who is acain said
to lo form-ring the corn market, has a
jn-ouliar interest to lx-onle of Morris,
UN.. because I'hillips was Lorn there,
rind the man that uave him his chief
aid in the leal at a critk-nl moment
iv:i also a eitizen of that r'.ry, Iianiel
Hill, says the C'hif-auo Inter Ocean.
Th- im-eption of th deal is an inter-j-tinir
story. Mr. I'liillips was a close
iud'iit of tl. market situation on corn
fr several months, pa-i. lie had a
number of larse deals in the last May
option for himself aud customers and
made a niee little bunch of money out
f it. He Knew that the farmers had
depleted tl.eir fribs of old corn, which
had been sold when the price mounted
to 4T, eents during the summer, wh'ch
-mvc the farmers an nveraire of 4
fonts at ili'ir homo inarl;--ts. He real
i;:eii the enormous demand for torn
for home ',ns'imptlru and for ship
ment. He found that with practically
only one c'-np of coin on hand, while
estimated to le as large as the crop
of last year, depicted reserves were
prompting the eaitle feeders of tb
west to jiay lU) cents and better for th
lerest. But they were determined t fT T T V XI TC THkFATs
down the young speculative star which J-U-Li-L J.- X1J.O XJXXXjA JAO.
bad sprung Into existence and had out- "
.witted them in their own market be- PECULIAR VISION Or A RANCHER ON
Tore they knew it. Tbey Had money,; a NEW MEXICO PRAIRIE
Jinn thfv nnd rry--n Thnr Yuxrnn f-n
liver corn. They took it around to
Thlllips in small lots at first of 10.000.
20,000 and 30.000 bushels, and again to
their disappointment they saw the corn
taken. Phillips could handle these
small lots because it did not take much ) "No, I can t say I go much on suier
nioney. istition ami that sort of this. but I'd
The biir operator who were caught -lihe some of these wise chaps to ex
had to begin to work the big drying plain a little incident that happened tw
plants to get corn to deliver. They me down in the Pecos valley, in New
were apparently willing to spend ?1.- Mexico, a few years ago."
(MXOX) to bankrupt vouns Phillips or! dizzied I!1 Morrow, veteran oow-
Ilia Partner Appeared to Hint Dor
iax Sleep and lufornteil Hint of the
Fearful Fate That lie Had Met at
the Hands of the Indiana.
make him sell his line of corn. There
fore they npeiit money freely to buy
new and wet corn, paying more for it
than they bud sold contract corn to
Phillips for. They could not get the
corn ready for delivery short of 4."
fonts a bushel with anything like evt n
money for themselves. They preferred
to do thN rather than pay a few thou
sands esn.-Ii to the young man who had
run tlx in hit a corner at their ov.n
game in the way of a settlement. That
would !. a pul. lie recognition of the
young trader, and that would mean
business to him.
When the liig elevator interests bo
sran dumping corn on hii.i. Phillips
iedt'd rt ady cash to take care of it.
His friend. Ian Hill, was ready t: hy-
new crop. He
market only a
discovered that while
of corn was coming to
small pi-rcentago of it
He saw the situation
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Will Make 1001
'A Year of Romance'
l!csilcs a great program of ilius-
tratid articles, a superb panorama
of the Kbme. .John is.-ich McMaster .-
'foLp ol ai tides on Daniel Wcbale.
co'oi-plctiires. etc.. The Century will
prc.-cn'., l"'iriniiiu;r November.
I '.", the first is-stic of the new vol-
Short Novels ami Complete Stories by:
lk-.ulY.irU K .iitK-
Mi I ur.iet!
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W mtc it l.'liurcliili
1 111 w in A sn 1 l x
ti-A1 liii I xirl.imt.
.lorl "li-iUler Harris.
!ri-t II ai -e.
U l. HowrlW.
squall iv. en Jewell.
M.nj K WllklDs.
l. in McVlartri.
?i Ufir M.l.-lioll.
1 bo'iiai S'i"soo l';ii
l'l- ri Ar.ijie tici.
Kr;nh II s locklon.
KuiU MeKrery Sluiirt.
.n lew Wallace.
Charles Dutl.ey Warner
K Slu li t l'helps Ward.
He talked with friends and confided
his beliefs. They were financially un
ill do to support him in a trial of his
iheory that It wonld net a handsome
prolit to buy November corn. Phillips
knew the big houses were all selling
corn and that they would sell all thev
could of it. A couple of million bush
els would take all in siuht. and Phil
lips wanted it. He lay awake nights
scheming as to methods to accomplish
J he last week in October, without
my deiinitu plan ahead of him, but
onlident his position was right, ho
purchased a big 1 1 1 1 - of November corn
lor his own account. His original in
tention was to hold this amount as a
in.vtter of protitable speculation. K
l body bad it to sell i:i the pit, and
ine of the traders in the pit who
Knew I'hillips and knew that his re
-o!iii-es were limited sold him the corn
but with the admonition that thev hat
l to do it because it would cost him
1' he had. Kvervbodv at the time was
bearish" on corn in other words, !-
iIovoiT ilie "iiVice was s Inch that corn
would be much clr-apcr and that it
a- policy to sell it. In-.- small nur-
haso Phillips made, however, seemed
1o give btiovaie-v to the market. It did
led sa'. as had been anticipated. Th
lb in. ind was heavier than ever. I'hil
lips bought a little more.
Soinc of the bier houses, noting the
iron-th of tin? market, thought it a
gomi tune to S"I1 and started at u.
The offerings were so r at the market
became heay at once. For a few mo
ments Phillips thought he would Iiav
A e-rcat novel, full of life, adventure.
mid action, the scene laid in France
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openiojr chapters of this remarkable
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otiiiy cstamishcu witn tins, ner mai
ileii effort,''' savs the Hoston Tran
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L. F. BKRUV. t;. 1'. A.. DavcnjKirt.
GEOUGE W. WOOD Agent.
himself a heavy
he found an old
has recent Ir aide
f the ;.i.ii:e II
!iis small biddings to save
less. I So fore doing it
customer of his. who
d in the incorporation
company - I lamcl Ililloi .Morris. Ills.
who happened to be in the building
that day. Hill owns a number of rich
farms in Illinois. I'hillips briefly told
II ill the story how the market had
sri.no up on ins small ouying, nut now
the big fellows were pounding the mar
ket down by their offerings, that n-
l.oilv would take. He would have t
11 at great loss, l'.ut Hill said: "ito
buy some more for yourself and o"i,-
ihni or wx.imi f,,r inr-. e will see
what that ill do for the market. '
I'hillips was back in the pit in ten
second. lie Knew inai ins incoi on
shortage of November corn vas to
hae a trial. He quietly took c cry
bushel of corn offered. He got it at ;ho
. .. . .t. 1
price or tile sellers. i lie maiKCl cioscu
a shade lower, but firm. The next day
I'hillips bought another half million.
The market rescinded by advancing
lightly. The buying continued for a
week, as Fliiilips coiil'l picK it. up. -i
the end of that time he found himself
with a little less than :..iMMmN bush-
Is bought for November delivery.
None of the trailers understood the
leal. They knew I'hillips had little
reailv moiiov and thought he had lost
his head or was tilling commission or
ders for some of the big houses.
I'hillips kept his own counsel. Ten
lays of November had passed before
iiijIkmIv in the trade began to realize
that November corn was a scarce arli-
1c. The demand was'such as to take
most ef hio corn m stock for shipment.
the prii-o was steadily advancing and
held every point gained. The market
went gradually to 4 cents. I'hillips
greatest worry at this time was to
keep the t trice down. It was becoming
known that he had ttoucht a big line.
more corn than there was for delivery.
and those who had sold him were Ih?-
i-omiTiiia little agitated. If the price went
up. I'hillips know cash corn would 1n
fottln-ouiaig in greater luantities. aud.
while he was glad t set? the farmers
pit.nt by his purchase of the stock m i
lit for immediate delivery, he was not J
ready for it. the price went up on tin
maud in pite of I.im. Then the big
pern to its. Knowing who had the corn.
knowing his limit.-! resources, imme
diately called for K iter cent margins.
l'he margins were raid, much to tin; I
lie lia'l t
by the young
!! V.. l.:ld.
Irmr of the day.
UiM st of a 1 firmly
in. I v. as impi-ess-
'd wiih his enthusiasm, and
with his knowhdc. went to
sciitative Chicago financier of
ed m ans. This man's name
held by his own request. He
purchase a bushel of c irn for
and seeks no publicity,
tuiiity of getting all th
might ni-.fl from any Chicago-banking
house, as his name to a check com
mands millimis. The acquaintance
with I'hillips was only slight, but the
capitalist knew of the young man as
an h:.nes;. shrewd fellow. He knew
him to bo clever. The details of th'?
deal were can-fully explained. It was
pointed out how there could be no pos
sibility of loss, with the chance of big
money in the deal. So great was the
conlideii'-e of this gentleman in Phil
lips' brain and his ability to beat the
clov.d that opp-scil him that, without
bond or s-ouity of any kind. he. told
I'hillips to draw on him for whatever
money he needed. And from that ino
l.ient I'hillips knew h-- controlled the
min Uet with an iron hand.
bey. ranchman, globe trotter and phi
losopher. tiok another pull at' his cigal
as he sat co:iifortab!y iu his seat in the
hotel lobby. A thoughtful look came
over his face, and his companions at
the table awaited iu silence his fiuther
utterances. After a pause l?ob cou
tiuuvd: Vc were 'sign' riding, l.ee Wells
and I. Know what 'sign riding isV
An imaginary line is drawn on the
prairie. Two men, one stationed at
each end. ride toward each other at a
given hour. Any cattle that have
crossed that line are rounded up and
driven back. The idea is to keep the
cattle together as much as possible
during the winter.
"Our line was alxiut ten miles long.
Lee and I us-d to meet half way every
day. and if no cattle had crossed we'd
sit down ami smoke and chat a bit.
Sometimes we'd visit each other's
Mobe and geuerally chum together as
far as men can when ten miles apart.
each had six horses, the pick of the
herd, ami mighty proud we were, too.
'liout that time the Indians wer
.. . ,, ii
He l"id oltor- ' rat Her irouniesome. i ne geucian
i l, I,., went in small bands, and occasionally
I rim t .tii in
the loss of a bunch of horses wouhl Ik
reported bv ranchmen thereabout. !.ee
! aud I didn't fear "em much. They car
' ried only bows and arrows, and if
came to a chase our horses could eas"
! ily outrun theirs. The greatest dan
we had to fear was the loss of our
l.ec and I had
about the Indians,
the same mind -if
horses rather thau
thieves get 'em.
T left Lee at the half way mark, as
usual, one dav, got back to my "dobe
and after eating dinner turned in.
hadn't been asleep very long when
a repre- ,
did not j of
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IMITATOR OF SHELDON.
ftcv. Ilr. fr.vl.rr T-1! llo lie- Wil
Itlin tin l.oi-.ilon Sun.
The llev. I M .loseph Parker, who
will edit the London Sun the week be
fore Christmas, said to the New York
.b.;:::-n.-il Loudon correspondent:
"I shall not conduct the paper on
Sl-cldonian ideas. I have no desire to
create a:t '. 1-al newspaper: that will
Hue w hen ideal society comes and riot
before. I'-nt I shall conduct it on re
ligious lines, iu no sense sectarian,
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hall en. lea vor to make it a paper all
honest yicu can read, giving it a thor-
g!i religious ami moral tone. Helling
and gambling in every form will be c.-
luded: '.here will be no reports of
horse races, prh'.ctights, stock markets
kiic'red professional gambling.
"Should a murder occur I shall report
it. probably comment 0:1 it. but shall
not send the staff out in quest of dis
agreeable detail-. 1 here will in; nj
sensationalism, but a simple, unvar-
nishi d statement ot tacts, t crta::i po
lice court news will be allowed and
some court news mat is interesting.
instructive or u.-eful in pointing a
"London is a dangerous place for the
Aperiment. The American pre-s is far
more uocrul 111 iccogtutioii or religion
m. I religious itisiriictioii than the Kug-
lish has c.cr been. A preacher here
might dilivt-r as line a discourse as
ver Christ did and not a daily paper
Wouhl gr.e the faintest notice of it.
"I shall have full control, with the
nt;ie stalf at my disposal, but I shall
:ite:f --re as little in the ad ortising as
possible except to keep out indices
tending 10 immorality or hot in har
mony with the policy of the paper."
and both were
attacked, kill the
let the maraudin
( rrrirr I'iuruna l-r Hip ftrltlvli
The prime ..f Wales lately had a
plciidi.l pigeon house built near San-
liiii'l nui castle, where carrier pigeons
re trained by experts. 1 ho prmce 111-
ciais to put his pigeon house at the
lisposal of the Hritish navy. The na
val experiments with carrier pigeons
have hitherto been unsuccessful bo
nis its pigeon houses situated oil the
as were poorly organized. The 1-csl
reed of I!i-!gia;i carrier pigeons, w hich
arc lamotis all over tin; world, may ie
omul at Samliingiiam. sas the Hrus-
scls corresjHMident of the Chicago Kec-
rd, and the prince has given big prices
or carriers that won prizes iu iuJior-
tant competitions in Hclgium.
A Vmv to the SollMn's Heart.
Perhaps the Kentucky wonld do more
to soften the sultan's heart, says the.
Baltimore American, if it introduced
the mint julep t his country.
A Wintry tlroi.
X.-w Uic ' ii! by t..:ntsjm.u
Wait uitii of giiUcnrotl :
SM-nimti liiTi-ui.l s-Af-cts re t--t;
In ire lurrjn gUams the lr.'.
Rins, "ti. nrc, e tnrrv KU5!
It'.iri, rM.it. in H e itrii
Hire. ?o oxi!arti. uifit ft-l5ht
Tu liit ii:mrx i f I. L-wriitr:
n.rirv iftii.lrr .iios:
..11'. ?i- f in in a'l I1- t'
Wiih liie o:;t!i" I'U'.i.nc b-
And tfcc 6 iJin"i .jt -.i-ir fr-
disappointaicnt ot the big delator iu-
t rak rrirr nl ns until thr
rbrwrnall l';rc luj'iniv rfu.I.
th t!ite fmoke s it curl,:
Tbr'll be dancing nith th sri.! "
F. L. Stnton in Atlanta CcaH.tuUcB.
was awakened by a sort of feeling th;
there was somebody in the room. 1
groped under the pillow for my gun
tin-iiiinr over as 1 did so. and there in
the doorway stood Lee Wells. Tin
feathered shafts of six arrows wen
sticking from his breast, and his fac
in the moonlight looked drawn aud
ghastlv. There was a smile of satis
faction on his face, thou-h. as he said
"Well, thev got me. Hob. but tlu'V
didn't get the horses."
"I was out of bed iu an instant. The
mimilft' mv foot touched thf floor Lee
vanished,. The door w as shnt and lock
t il in-t as 1 left it when I went to bed
Pondering over the realistic 'dream,
or whatever it was. 1 turned iu again
but it was a long time before I got to
"A second time 1 was awakened by
the same vision. lucre -.cod Lee in
the doorwav. and again he pointed to
the arrow shafts and said:
"They got me. Hob. but they didn
get the horses."
"No more sh-eii for me that night. 1
looked around the 'dobe. thinking per
haps Le. was playing me a trick. 1
went out to the corral. The horses
were all ri-'ht. and there were no signs
of anvbodv having been around. I sat
un and smoked and thought a whole
lot until daybreak; then I mounted and
set. off for the half way mark. Lee
wasn't there, and there was no sign of
his coming, so I rode on to his 'dobe.
"There, at the gate of the corral, was
T.oc's bodv. with six arrows in his
chest, just as I had s-eii tliein iu the
vision. Inside the corral la v the bodies
ef hi-; horses, all killed with bullets.
"It was iilain to me that, seeing the
Indians coining. Lee had deliberately
killed the horses before turning his at
tention to the thieves. Judging from
the hoof mints, there must have been
.-ilioni "O Indians in the bunch. Lee
must have damaged them some be fort
he fell, judging from the cartridge
shells lying around. The took hi.
Winchester. of course, and looted tin
'dobe. Thev didn't get much for their
-l'.ut what I want to know is was
that a dream or did Lee Wells really
appear before me in some sort of
His bearers could not explain. New
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(iooft for I'reaer
Last spring a feminine botanist blos
som laden came uon a masculine nat
uralist who was just in the act of
cramming a wriggling something into
a tomato can iu which something else
"To preserve them," ho said, feeling
that iiu opla nation was in order.
"lio they make good preserves'"
asked the sister scientist. Youth's
They loaldn't Mnrt.
"The ladies in our t-r ngregat ion are
pretty fond of me." said the minister's
mischievous little loy. "Nearly all of
them gave pa seme slippers on his
"I thought your pa always uses a
clipper to spmk you with."
"5?o he docs, but these he just got are
the soft kind, that's all made out o'
w ool.'" Philadelphia Ires.
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by a light silken thread. Should
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finds out where the draft comes from.
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