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SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1901.
EXPORT OIL & PIPE LINE CO. OF BEAUMONT. Present Hon. Charles A. Towne Of New York: Citf anißeaumont, Texas. A brief review of this company's progress to date, its present condition and immediate prospects, is full justification for the step which the directors have instructed us to take In regard to the sale of its stock. As we have stated before, the company was not organized to sell stock, but to produce and sell oil. It was organized Juue 15th, lyoi; began drilling on its Spindle Top Heights property July 15th, and brought in Export Well >o. 1, a TO.ooo barrel gusher, August 10th; thus it is amply provided with the first essential to transacting a business in Texas fuel oil. Immediately after bringing in its first well the company contracted for the construction ■>f a 500,000-barrel reservoir for its product, and also for the sinking of two additional wells. Of these. Export Well No. 2, which is to be drilled on the company's Spindle Top Heights property, is as certain to prove a gusher as Export Xo. 1. The other is or.« which outside drillers offered to guarantee a gusher or receive no pay for their work; the company having successfully drilled No. 1 itself, and thus secured to its stockholders all the profits of the well in stead of dividing them with the driller, has taken the same course on the Johnson tract. It has pending negotiations with two of the largest street railway corporations in the country, and with one of the leading south ern railroads, each of which will be heavy consumers. The company's auditor and Mr. E. D. Ed son of its counsel (.Moer & Edson, New York < lty) are now In Beaumont in connection with the Southern railroad contract above men tioned. In consequence of these negotiations, and of tlje company's having closed local contracts Heretofore referred to as pending (one of which alone is for 7,000 barrels daily) a reservoir of the capacity above stated will not be sufficient to meet the company's re quirements; therefore it has executed a new contract for a reservoir holding 1,100,000 barrels and covering ten acres of ground, to t«.ke the place of that originally proposed. To the local consumers delivery of oil will begin on completion of the reservoir with the exception of the 7,000-barrel contract on which it is expected to begin delivery about February Ist, 1902, contingent on the prompt receipt of machinery now building The In come from this latter contract alone will pay a dividend of 2O per cenfr annually on the tompany's capitalization. That from the other local consumers will pay the ordinary run ning expenses pending completion of Its pipe lines and tidewater equipment. Present indi cations are that these latter will be in opera tion by the end of this year, and the com pany will then be able to deliver its product to American and foreign ports The company has the cash In hand to drill the additional wells announced and to com plete the 1,100,000 barrel reservoir. WHAT RUSSEL SAGE SAID HIS GOOD ADVICE REGARDING THE INVESTMENTS OP TO-DAY. WHY RUBBER PLANTATIONS ARE GOOD INVESTMENTS Why Investors Are Looking Towards Mexico for Blsr Re tarns. . Russel Sage said: "If I were a young man and desirlous of making a fortune, I would invest my money in a rubber plantation, as, after it produces, it is as good as a bank." When you consider that the world's consumption of rubber is now In excess of the supply and that manufacturers, who require rubber now, depend almost entirely on the plantations of Mexico for their supply, you can readily see why a rubber plantation is an excellent invest ment. The India Rubber World says, "All classes of rubber goods costs more to make now by 50 per cent than three or four years ago." The supply of pure rub ber has not Increased with the demand. When you think of the many thousands of articles that require rubber you can imagine the Immense demand. When you realize'that most all the wild rubber trees are extinct and that the demand can now be supplied only by plantations where rub ber trees are cultivated, you can imagine how good an investment a rubber planta tion must be. Rubber ia produced on the Tabasco Plantation in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, for less than five cents per pound and brings from 60 cents to $1 per pound. This plantation is located in the beßt rubber district of Mexico and although the present owners only began to develop It about a year ago, it is now paying dividends. Sir Henry Neville Dering, British min ister to Mexico, says, "From a reliable data at hand I estimate that the net profit to be derived from a rubber planta tion after the fifth year will reach fully 400 per cent on the investment. This re turn will be materially increased every year thereafter for four or five years,when it should continue without a marked dif ference for a generation." Ten thousand rubber trees, the first year's harvest, will yield a profit of $125, --000. That the profits derived from the culture of rubber are fabulous, no one can doubt. The Tabasco Plantation has eight thousand acres, a portion of which ia now cultivated. The majority of the land will be planted in rubber. The Ta basco Plantation company, inc., is working on the co-operative plan and offers every one an opoprtunity to join them in their work. By investitlng from $2.50 to $25 a month you will obtain an interest that ■will pay you moderate dividends every year from the beginning of your invest ment and at the end of seven years will pay you handsomely and more than any other investment that you can make at the present time. Your money is as safe as if you had invested It in government bonds, because the land is paid for and. deeded to the Chicago Title and Trust company. The officers of this company are all prominent business men. S. H. Bowman, of the S. H. Bowman Lumber company, Minneapolis, 1b president; George P. Ly inan, assistant general passenger agent, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railway, is vice president, and J. C. Fifleld, of Fl fleld, Fletcher & Fifleld, Is secretary and general manager. On the board of direc tors are William B. Jones of the Com mercial Bulletin, F. E. Holton, cashier of Metropolitan Bank and Carl L. Stewart of the Carl I* Stewart Lumber company. William P. Wilson, secretary of Phila delphia Museum, says, "Rubber culture is probably the safest Investment that can be made, as no reasonable contingency can arise to limit the demand. When such men as Russel Sage, William P. Wilson, C P. Huntington, and Sir Henry Neville Daring states that a rubber plantation is the very beet investment. It should im press everyone, who has a few dollars to Invest, that the place for their money Is in a company like the Tabasco Planta tion company, inc. The absolute safety of this investment should convince you that you are taking no risk whatever in plac ing your money in the securities of a com pany which is indorsed by good men. They wapt you to call at their offices and look over th*lr photographs, statistics and proa peotus. If you cannot call, drop them a postal card and they will Bend you full par ticulars. Address The Tabasco Plantation comptfny, incorporated, 918-919 Lumber . Exchange Building, Minneapolis, Minn. President Towne Authorizes urn to state that the company will posi tively pay 2O per cent In dividend* In 1002. The Export Oil & Pipeline Co. is issuing stock to provide pipe lines, tidewater equip ment and transportation for its product. This stock we are authorized to offer at $1.00 PER SHARE In view, however, of the rapid progress of the company, the increase in the value of its holdings through developments made since its organization, its substantial financial condi tion and the certainty of its paying dividends at an early day, the directors have instructed us to discontinue the sale of its stock at the above figure. We have, therefore, to an nounce that shares can be secured at *1.00 only until the close of business Sept. 30, and that the price will ADVANCE BCT. Ist TO $1.25 PER SHARE. No subscription at $1.00 can be accepted after Sept. 30th, excepting such mail orders as bear date and postmark of that day. We desire to repeat here again the state ment we have consistently made from the start: We believe thin the heat Invest ment before the public to-day. Furthermore, we wish to say that we under stand one of the Boston papers has recently quoted prices on Export Oil & Pipe Line Co. stock, which quotations cannot be verified, and no one so far as we can find has offered any of his or her stock. If any subscriber to this stock desires to sell same at the purchase price, we stand ready to take It. We have been frequently asked why, with a well capable of producing 70,000 barrels of oil per day, the company is continuing the sale of its stock. The sole and sufficient reason is that the company desires to make re turns to its shareholders at the ear liest possible date, that in order to do this is Is essential to immediately provide equipment for delivering; the product and that to secure the funds for this purpose It is necessary to sell its treasury stock. Those who have seen the company's pros pectus should send for "Supplementary In formation," just published; those who have not yet seen it should send for both. Subscriptions may be sent either to the company at Beaumont, Texas, or to its fiscal agents, as below, with check or draft payable to the order of SANFORD MAKEEVER, 84 Adams Street, Chicago, 111. General Agent for flinnesota. GENERAL PRODUCE The Minneapolis Market. Saturday, Sept. 21. : THE LEADERS. : : Extra creamery butter, 20c; extra :"." : dairy, 18c. Strictly fresh eggs, loss : : off, dozen, 14@14%c. Live hens, lb, : : 8c; spring chickens, 9<g>9^c; turkeys, :. . : per lb, i%c. Fancy veal, : per lb, : .' : 7%c. Fancy country dressed mut- :'; : ton, lb, 6c. New potatoes, per bu, : : 85c@$l; tomatoes, per bu. 50095 c. :'.'. The butter market has been firm during the week and prices to-day are strong as quoted Receipts since Tuesday have been consider- ' ably lighter in fancy makes. In the entire ; run of receipts there has : been more than tne normal proportion of poor stock. Eggs began firming up early and have held the strength to the., close. , While receipts arc> holding up well and there is no especially heavy buying, yet an active demand exists from retailers and all receipts are readily absorbed. The veal market had a slump early in the week but is now firm and steady as quoted. Poultry declined all around. Spring chickens and hens are &c lower. Fruits are active and in good sale. Some lines are being cleaned up as the season draws to a close, and prices are firm. Ar rivals of California fruits are heavy. The potato market still holds very firm. There has been much prediction of lower prices, but no serious declines have followed here as yet. Rainy weather early in the week made receipts lighter and the market worked up, I but later there were more offerings and prices eased off to about the present basis. BUTTER—Extra creameries, per lb 20c firsts, 17@18c, seconds, 14®14&c; imitations, j nrsts, per lb, 14c; seconds, per lb, 12& c; dairies, extras, 18c; firsts, lb, 16@l<c; i seconds, per lb, 13c; butter fat in sep | arator cream, Babcock test, 20c, delivered ! Minneapolis; ladles, firsts, 15@16c; seconds, per lb, 12& c; packing stock, per lb, 12c: stale stock, lb, s@sV4c; grease, lb, 3@sc. ■ JfIOQS— Strictly fresh, cases included, loss off, per doz, 14@14^c; dirties, fresh, doz, 6V4 ®7c; checks, fresh, 6V4c. • ■ ■ CHEESE— or flats, fancy, new lb lie; twins or flats, choice, new. per lb. . S®9c; fair to good, ■»•; brick, No. 1, per lb, 12V4c; brick, No 2, per lb, 9%c; No. 3, per lb, 6c; limburger, No. 1, per lb, 12^@13c; Umburger, No. 2, per lb, BV4c; prlmost. No. 1, sweet* lb, 6&c; common, 3c; pultost, 9%@10c; Young Amer ica, fancy, 12% c; choice, per lb, 9*c; block Swlm. No. 1, 13%®14c; block Swiss, No. 2, B%®9c; No. 1 round, 13V4c; No. 2 round, BMi@9c. ■ ; -. ... • -' LIVE POULTRY—Turkeys, mixed coops, per lb, 7V6c; chickens, hens, 8c; roosters, sc; springs, per lb, 9@9V4c; ducks, old, lb. 6c; springs, 6@7c; geese, 6c. . DUESSED MEATS-Veal. fancy, per lb, 7V40; fair to good, 6V4<B>7c; thin, small or overweight, per lb, sc; mutton, fancy, coun try dressed, 6o; thin or overweight, Ib, 4@sc; milk lambs, pelts off, fancy, 7@Bc; choice, 6c; hogs, 6©70. -. FlSH—Pike, per lb, 7c: crapples, lb, 6®6c; pickerel, drawn, per lb, 6c; pickerel; round, lb, 4@4Vic; sunfish, perch, etc., 2@3c: buffalo 2@3c; bullheads, 3Vi@sc. j POTATOES—New, per bu, straight car-lots. 85@95e; mixed carlots, 85c; small lots , sacked, 95c@$l. SWEET ; POTATOES— per brl, $4.75@5: Virginias, per brl, $email@example.com. * BEANS—Fancy navy, per bu, |3.25; choice, bu, $2.50® 2.75; medium, hand-picked, per bu, |2.50®2.75; brown, fair to good, bu, $1-75; brown, fancy, $2.25. DRIED PEAS—Fancy yellow, $firstname.lastname@example.org per bu; medium, |1; green, fancy, $1.25; green, medium, $1; marrowfat, per bu, $2. APPLES—Duchess, brl, $email@example.com; Wealthies, brl, |firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathans, per brl, $email@example.com; Ben Davis, per brl, $3.75@4; crab apples, bu, 70c@$l; per brl, $2.75@)3.25; fancy, per bu, $1.10 ©1.50. I • PEACHES—California stock, fancy, 60@90c; free stonea, southern stock, 4-basket crate, 80c®$l;- boxes, 60@>70c. .«. ;<».•-■ Four-basket crate, $1; plum*., 16- , quart case, 65c. ORANGES—Late Valenclas, $firstname.lastname@example.org. LEMONS— 820s to 3605, fancy, $4.25; choice, $4; California, fancy, as to size $4.25; choice, jI4. , PINEAPPLES— new stock doz as : to slue, $3.50(34.25. ' WATERMELONS— dos, $8.60©3- mt dlum, $1.75®2. . '•■ ™ CRANBERRIES— stock, Der bu $2.25®2.75; per brl, $email@example.com. . GRAPES—Ives, per basket, 16o; Moore's Early, basket, 16c; Concords, basket, 12V4c; 4-basket crate California muscat. $LCO®2- Tokay, $1.6001.75. ' California Bartlett, box, $1.75® 8.60; per brl, $3.60@4. , ' CANTALOUP— crate, 60®»0c. BANANAS—Fancy, large bunches, $2.25® ; 2.50; medium bunche*, $8; small bunches, $1.75. ■• ■ ': r,M . -.- ..■ ■*- ' ■ . I HONEY—New, fancy white, 1-lb «ectlons, i 13V4c; choice white, lS*4<s; amber, Il@l2c: golden rod, ll%c; extracted white, 9®loo buckwheat, 9@loc: extracted amber, 7®Bc. . VEGETABLES—Wax beans, bu, $I®l 25 --beans, string, bu, 90c®$l; beets, bu, 65c; cab bage, home-grown, large crate, $1.75; carrots, per bu, 75c; cauliflower, doz, 76c; celery, per doz, 25®35c; cucumbers, home-grown, bu, 60a; egg plant, per doz, $1; lettuce, per doz, 25c; onions, doz bunches, 20c; onions, southern, bu box, $1.25®1.35; Spanish, per bu crate, $2.50; parsley, . doz, 15@20c; rutabagas, bu, 40c spinach, ; bu, 45c; squash, per doz' 70c@$l; turnips, per bu, 45c; tomatoes, home grown, per bu, 60095 c; watercress, doz, 30c. Hides, Pelt* Tallovr and Wool. - Andersch Bros., "Minneapolis, say: <Receipts of . hide* are holding ■ op, but the outward movement for the first three days of this week has been light. The trade in general relaxed its energies and (as in other : lines, the ■ effect of,the. death, of the prealdeat i was , felt. The market did not suffer, however, to any no ticeable extent, no declines of importance followed, while in, tallow there was an ad vance. Hides are nc^ firmer, and those tan ners who withdrew from the market a week or ten days ago are coming in again and are paying full value for such goods as immediate Dry hides are fairly active, but no change in requirements necessitated their purchasing, prices has occurred. The supply is small and not much attention is given the market at this time. There is a more active demand for horse hides. Sheep pelts are In fair demand, with no important changes in prices. If the advance made at the recent London wool sales la maintained it is believed pelts will gain in value here later on. Wool receipts are light. Demand from manufacturers is moderate. Cable advices from London Inform ua of an advance of s@lo per cent on certain grades above prices real ized at the preceding sales. American mar kets have been influenced to some extent, and if the foreign advance can be maintained through the auction sales now running there, prices on thlß side will probably show a pro portionate gain. The tallow market is firm and* higher. Aus tralian shipments ha^e been very light. The foreign 6upply in consequence is smaller, and with good demand abroad there has been inquiry for American fats. Receipts here are light, and we believe there are no heavy ac cumulations in any leading markets. We look for increased receipts from now on. N0.1.N0.2". Green salted heavy steer hides 9% BMr Green salted heavy cow hides Bl,i8 l,i 7M: Gre«n salted light hides 8 7 J Green salted heavy cow and steer Hides, branded 7% 6% Green salted bull and oxen 7% 6% Green salted veal calf, S to 15 lbs. .10 SVi , Green salted veal kip, 15 to 25 lbs BV4 7 Green salted long-haired or runner kip ." 7% 6% Green salted deacons, each 50 40 Green cattle hides and skins, I@lMsC per pound less than above quotations. Green salted horse or mule hides, large $2.75 2.00 1 Green salted horse or mule hides, medium 2.35 1.50 ] Green salted horse or mule hides, small - 1.50 1.00 Dry flint Minnesota butcher hides 13 ©14^ ' Dry flint Minnesota, Dakota and i Wisconsin hides 11 9 | Dry flint calf skins 16 12V6 I Dry flint kip skins 14 11 j Green salted pelts, large, each $firstname.lastname@example.org j I Green salted pelts, medium, each... .50® .70 i Green salted pelts, small, each 20® .45 Dry flint territorial pelts 10@ .11 Dry flint territorial pelts, murrain.. 9 @ 9\i Dry flint teritorial shearlings 6 @ 7 | Tallow, in cakes i\ 4 I Tallow, in barrels 4% 4 j Grease, white 4 3%' Grease, dark 3*4 2^ Wool, medium, unwashed 12%@13V& Wool, fine medium, unwashed ll^©'l2lfe i Wool, coarse, unwashed 11^@12!2 ! Wool, fine, unwashed 9@ 10Mi j Wool, broken fleeces, unwashed 11@12 j Wool, seedy, burry, unwashed 10 ffill Bright Wisconsin and similar grades, l@2c I higher than above quotations. < hicßtfo Country Hide*. Chicago, Sept. 21.—During the past week a better tone developed in all lines. This was due partly to the fact that receipts have I not increased as much as was expected. A j heavier run is expected to show very soon. | Meanwhile, as hides are now about as good ' as at any time of the year, tanners are be ginning to take more interest. Many tan ners claim there is no basis of profit in the present prices of hides, against the selling price of leather. Nevertheless, these same tanners have been feeling the market and have done some good buying of No. 1 buffs > and kips. There is a little firmer feeling in ! calfskin. Eastern tanners are more Inclined | to hold off, and the western men have been | the best buyers. Bulls and oxen are cleaned up on every offering and prices hold up well. Quotations are firm as follows: G. S. heavy cow hides, clear 9% 8% G. S. heavy cow hides, branded 8% 8 G. B. heavy steers, clear 11 10% G. S. heavy steers, branded 8V 2 8 Bull and ox hides, clear 8% BV2 Bull and ox hides, branded 7% H4 Calfskin, Bto 15 lbs 11V4 11 Kip, 15 to 35 lbs 10 9% No. 1 buffs, 40 to 60 lbs, clear 9ft 8% No. 1 extremes, 25 to 40 lbs, clear... 9% 9% TRADE OFjfc WEEK Reaults of the Strike Settlement— Backset to Corn. New York, Sept. 21.— R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: Mercantile payments continue prompt, but ' it is to be expected that bank exchanges ! would not show the customary heavy gains ' over previous years. At leading cities out : side of New York there was a gain of 8 pc» cent over 1900 and a loss of 7 per cent from 1899. Yet prices were stronger and there : were many indications of great latent power , ! that may be expected to appear as normal j conditions return. | After two months of controversy at the ! ; steel mills a settlement has been reached, : 1 although the terms are not entirely satisfac- j ! tory to the amalgamated association and there is much complaint among the men regarding | the conduct of the strike. Managers are eon- j ; fldent that the outcome means no further in- < 1 terruptlon to work for a long period, and j there is hope of making up for much of the ; delay by operating overtime. In preparing ; for an exceptionally active year in 1902, some of the largest mills are to double their j capacity. i Fictitious prices disappear with the prospect; of full production, but it will be some time before immediate deliveries are made at list . figures. Meanwhile the pig iron market re- j j vives at the assurance of heavy consumption, ' and southern furnaces are already asking higher quotations. Forwardings of fall footwear to the west ! and south have about ceased with the ad- j vancing season, but producers are still busily ; engaged in turning out goods for jobbers at j eastern cities. Quotations for shoes are un- j changed,' though there is a general advance lof 2%@5c on boots. I In dry goods the feature of the week was the phenomenal movement of mourning goods, which advanced in price as the availa ble suplpy was reduced. Export cloths are steady at the re cent advance to 3 cents and a strong under tone throughout all lines of cottons promises well for the future. Some strength was given the raw material by fears of frost and re ports of heavy rains. Woolen goods remain firm but quiet, while the wool market is hardened by advances at the London auction sale. | Corn has met with another setback. After i passing through the vicissitudes of heat and drouth, which curtailed the crop severely, notwithstanding an unusually large acreage, It was subjected to the other extreme of tem perature. One result of inflated quo tations was a further reduction in exports from the Atlantic coast to 290,801 bu, against 1,518,820 bu a .year ago and 3,118,215 bu In 1899. Wheat is stronger, with less speculative support and more actual cash demand. Ship ments abroad continue hfavy, despite much interruption during the past week, amount ing to 4,033,455 bu, against 3,219,211 bu last I year and 3.242,764 bu two years ago. > Failures for the week numbered 157 in the United States, against 211 last year, and 26 in Canada, against 33 last year. Bank Clearing;* of a "Week. New York, Sept. 21.—The following table, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the bank clearings at the principal cities for the week ended Sept. 19, with the percentage of in crease and decrease as compared with the corresponding week last year: Per Cent Cities— Amount. Inc. Dec. New York $1,126,505,842 47.3 (Chicago 127,234,353 .8 .... Boston 108,781,147 11.1 .... Philadelphia 85,994,583 .... 6.0 St. Louis 34,768,724 2.5 .... Pittsburg 27,019,513 Baltimore 20,073,316 3.7 San Francisco 22,496,457 .... 2.8 Cincinnati 15,693,150 14.3 .... Kansas City 15,461.498 .... 6.3 Minneapolis 11,093,363 .... 15.1 Cleveland 11,667,327 12.8 .... 'New Orleans 8,009,933 .... 20.7 [Detroit 9,700,983 20.1 .... ILouisville 6,677,966 2.6 .... Indianapolis 8,464,711 37.1 .... Providence 8,218,800 .... 3.6 Omaha 6,414,557 7.6 Milwaukee 6,092,245 6.4 .... Buffalo 5,447,352 2.9 .... St. Paul 4,121,967 .... 8.8 Seattle 3,021,499 8.3 .... Washington 1,797,208 8.7 Salt Lake City 3,235,225 27.7 .... Portland, Oregon ... 2,022,966 .... 18.9 Dcs Moines 1,511,963 9.0 .... jStoux City 994,801 .... 18.7 Spokane 979,724 .... 20.8 Tacoma 1,416,174 8.5 Helena 566,846 .... 9.0 Fargo 315,954 2.6 Sioux Falls 220,874 58.2 .... Totals U. S UJ35.256.384 26.9 .... Outside New York... 611,750,542 9.0 .... Totals, Canada $36,159,758 13.9 .... Minneapolis $2,740,919 St. Paul 898,413 Chicago 29.207,297 New York 279,785,936 Boston 31,389,085 GETTING EVEN. Cleveland Plata Dealer. "He said he'd rather go to jail than pay his divorced wife alimony." "Did she let him go?" "Yes; she said she'd rather see him cave his money behind the bars than spend it over them." THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL. HIPPOPOTAMI IN BATTLE ONE LOSES HIS TEN-INCH TUSK Unamiable Beasts Transferred to New Quarters : With Vast Difficulty. Mm Y*ek Sun Bpoolml Smrvlom New York, Sept. 21. —Caliph and Miss Murphy, the two old v hippopotami in tho Central Park menagerie, became .' in volved in a fierce fight to-day while an at tempt was , being made -to tranfer them from their open air tanks to their winter quarters in the lion house. An actual disaster was averted only , through the prompt and fearless interference of Direc tor,; John W, -Smith and his staff of keep ers, but It was a mighty close | shave. Blood certainly was spilt and Caliph had dne of his powerful ten-inch tusks broken qfl at the base. '' ■■■■■"''\,■■'■■■■■ \ It is always a ticklish job to change the quarters of the hippos, as has to be done_twlce a year now, in the spring and in the fall. While on dry ground, where r they/ caanct Hiove quickly, , they will not ; turn bay as long, as there is an avenue of I escape open, but once they find themselves I compelled to fight, they are dangerous | beasts to deal with. The men who han i die them, therefore, have to take great care not to gced them or too urge : them too eagerly. , Everything has to be ac complished slowly and by coaxing. ■■- Old Caliph was invited to come out of his private quarters and join the others. He did so with apparent eagerness, but I also with totally unexpected consequences. ! Instead of gently persuading the female j members of his family that their fears I wer foolish he attacked Lotus, who in a ! truly filial way had met him when he j came waddling into their tank. Miss Mur i phy's ire was aroused in ; a moment and I the battle was on. •■■■. ■:'■■• With a fierce snorting she threw herself between Caliph and the little one, which I made haste to crouch away in a corner !of the tank. During the next minute it '■■ was hard to tell what was happening in ( the tank. - Its dirty water rose in frothy ' cascades. Now and then the broad backs j of.the fighting animals were seen above I the water, only to disappear quickly I again. : . Then both the elders came up together with open jaws, each trying to ' get a-t the head of the other. Caliph was I seen to snap viciously at the female, but ! Instead of hitting her, his powerful Jaws i closed about the top of the iron 1 fence be : tween the two tanks, which reaches only i two feet above the surface of the water. -- A stream of blcod spurted from his I mouth and it was clear from the unceas ing violence of his motions that pain was infuriating him. It looked as if there was going to be a fight to a finish between him and Miss Murphy, the result of which would probably have been the destruction of both animals. '. At that moment, the keepers, headed by Snyder and urged by Director Smith, climbed over the railing on the edges of the tanks, where they were within easy reach of the jaws of the beasts/ but the two hippos were too engrossed with their own differences to pay any attention to the men. Armed with poles and sticks, the keepers separated the hippos by beat ing their backs. With the aid of Carl Hagenback of Hamburg, who quieted the animals with kind words, they were suc cessfully removed. ! BERLIN IS STAINLESS THE CITY'S ENVIABLE EMINENCE "Nearest Solution of the Social Prob lem the World Has Seen," It Is Declared. • ■> ■ .-"« ■■"■■■ ■; •;.< tfmw Ytwk Sun Somclnl Smrvlom. : ■. Berlin, Sept. 21.—"Stainless Berlin,", is ; the title given the kaiser's capital in I the new report issued by the Salvation Army, dealing- with the social conditions of the German metropolis. Alone among the great cities of the world it declares I that Berlin is immune from municipal cesspool*.* The Salvation Army asserts that despite its immense population there is practically no scope in Berlin for those [ sociological endeavors that tax the Sal vationists' energies in places like Lon i don, Paris, New York and Chicago. Brig ! adier Sydney Gauntle'tt, chief of General Booth's forces in Germany, said: v We are ' seriously jj thinking of asking Gen <ral Booth to name his next book "Lightest ! Germany." Through highly developed indi vidual thrift and unrelenting regulation ,of ! sociological conditions, Germany is approach | ing an ideal state of existence. Berlin is naturally the exemplar of these conditions. It is true one finds. here poverty, but never Ipauperism. When ' misfortune ■; comes, nine times out of ten it is owing to the physical ; incapacity of the bread winners. Only in the I rarest cases are drunkenness and other forms iof moral frailty responsible. You seek in ! vain in Berlin for a single tenement district | wherein dwell the poorest people wholesale, ! us in certain localities occupied In the States I and England by well-employed workingmen. i The German character, combined with inex orable i olice surveillance, stands out to-day as the rearest solution' of the social problem the world haa eeen. Why English Tobacco Company Suc cumbed to American. ■ ' . jVew York Sun Special Svrvioe .. . ■ " ■ Liverpool, Sept. 21.—A special meeting of the shareholders' of Ogdens, limited, manufacturers of tobacco and cigarettes, ; the directors of which concern decided I two days ago to sell to the American j Tobacco company, was held to-day. Chair man Walters, in rebutting the criticisms of dissatisfied shareholders, declared that j the sale was the only alternative to an nihilation. The : capital of the American company, he added, was $50,000,000, while the capital of the Ogdens was $500,000. i The American company determined to j establish a British andi: European trade, I and If its offer had been refused com .' petition would probably in two years have i reduced Ogdens' shares to half value. ' I TEXAnirNiws i < The Conservatives Have Taken \ \ a Remarkable Interest in I 1 > Texas Gil of Late—A Good j! > Investment. : \ To those who have followed the develop ment of Texas oil from the strike of the Lucas gusher down to the present, it is amusing to hear well-informed people re fer to it as if it were a project to get green cheese from tha moon. There are people who still imagine that the Texas oil development is a mere bundle of news paper stories and advertisements —the kind of people who never appreciate an oppor tunity until it has passed, then they com plain about their "bad luck." There is another element in every com munity that waits until someone else has broken the ground and done the pioneer ing. That is fhe crowd that is buying Saratoga stock to-day. It will surprise some people to tell them that the Saratoga company has sold during the last thirty days over 90,000 shares of stock and that all unsold stock will soon be withdrawn from the martcet altogether. The latest big sale was of 10,000 shares, and yet there are people who are afraid to invest their money, even if stock were half its present price. Persons who are skeptical ai*e asked to come into the Saratoga com pany's office and see for themselves just what is being done. Saratoga stock at 30 cents is dirt cheap to-day and any man who will take the trouble to look into it will agree with us that it is one of the best investments now offered. The well of the Saratoga company, now drilling in Block 38, Spindle Top Heights, is going through hard rock and making only three feet a day. This is the record for 1 several days. It may reach the cap rock in a day after it has passed through the pres ent impediment. If you are interested call or write. Saratoga Oil and Pipe Line, 728 Andrua Building. Minneapolis. NEIGHBORLY N. DAKOTANS E. G. Patterson, ex-mayor of Bismarck, and Luther D. McGahan, editor of the Bitmarck Palladium, are here. The purpose of their | visit is to purchase a printing outfit for the McLean County Miner, the new paper to be established at Washburn, N. D., the terminus of Senator Washburn's railway line. A very lively pplltica.l row is in progress on the Missouri slope and the Patterson political interests are being guarded by the Palladium and other newspapers which Bismarck's ex mayor is establishing. In the Washburn coun try "King John" Satterlund, editor of the Weehburn Leader, owner of several big beds of lignite coal, and townslte proprietor, has always ruled alone. The Miner Is to be the head and front of the new polltloal opposition and the advocate of a new order of things. Mr. Patterson may also decide to establish a paper at Dickinson, far out in the cattle country, to better enable him to combat his opponents in that part of the statu. Editor McGahan says that the prohibition law is ture to come up as an issue in the next campaign. In spite of the apsertions made to the contrary he believes that prohibition has made no progress in the western part of the state. The counties west of the Missouri river strongly favcr resubmission and Bur itigh county, in which Is located the capital city, would not give prohibition a majority. Tho people who have come iuto the state In later years ho believes are not pkased with toe law. The slope hopes for the building of the Sco road into Bismarck next year. It will te a great advantage to the capital city. Fred Falley, the portly editor of the Wahpe ton, N. D., Globe, hes been in' the twin clltles for several days on business. Mr. Fal lay is, one of the prominent politicians of tha Btnte and very active in tbe affairs of the fourth district, where resides Congressman Tom Marshall. Mr. Falley believee that the iext republican state convention will see the northern counties of the state very friendly to Senator La Moure for congress. The sen f tor's long service in the legislature has made him many friends in various sections of the state. Riehland and other southern North Dakota counties. Mr. Falley says, have a fair yield of grain and a good bualress year ahead. But the yield is nowhere nfar th* magnificent figures mr.de by some prophets before the thresher begau work D: H. McMillan, state treasurer of North Dakota, says that the northern counties are asking for more men to as-sist in threshing r.nd other work incidental to the.proper e::re of the crop. Cavalier county has the greatest, grain crop in its history aid every effort is: being made to secure all of the threshing out- ' fits possible for the assistance of its farmers. | In spite cf the fact thut a very large uum- ' ter of threshing machines were sold ill thac part of the state this year the number has been inadequate and many outfits have been brought from points outside the ttate during the past few weeks. Mr. McMillan saye that the general financial condition of North Da kota as a state, her business men and her I farmers, was never so good ac cow. J. D. Bacon of Grand Forks, candidate for congress and a prominent rceniber of the last legislature, was a recent Minneapolis visitor. He says that the western counties are coming to the front rapidly. The merchants are hav ing an immense trade. F. A. Kelley of Lakota, one of the pioneers of North Dakota, is at the Nicollet with his rride. Mr. Kelley is one of the patriarchs of Lakota. He was on the townslte when the first stake was driven. He has been ident ified with the fortunes of the town as no other man has with any other town in tho btate. A peculiar fact ie that he has officiated in every wedding of note in that vicinity since the town begun. The old custom of '-old fhoes and rice" still holds good at Lakota, and Judge Kelioy has usually be.-n on hand to present Lakota's newly married with a neatly decorated oid shoo, while the rest of Eb's another advantage m 7fe^A of buying biscuit in In-er-seal Patent Packages: You can keep } Jfry Y^aß-^ , * , a variety of biscuit, crackers and wafers on hand all the time >#^\ C^^^^^L^-^il-^L-. without fear of them growing stale. You can have at hand v7A£\'] j?\& Vj-"t':y*if^^Mß^| a different flavor for every whim of a fickle appetite. You gk / I • can aye a suitable change for every meal without constant fjfflP//* g«ffl~~~E wspisis|i^ worry. You can always please an unexpected guest without y^.s embarrassment. J^/ Esrfi^D&kl IMOa^^ ' It's a great convenience to have a supply of delicacies ral^v ; |^ xEWTiV&WWEjI&R right at your hand. It's a great satisfaction to know they /sfyp JmSKl^l^^''; - wiil be as fresh when you open them as they were when Wj |1 they came from the oven. vft^V '^^fei^^^^^^^^^V;- ' This is only one of the advantages of buying biscuit, l^H/ ] XV^^^s^^^—--^ crackers and wafers in the In-er-seal Patent Package. ' **»>/ \//s§ ~*"f, When you order Soda, Graham, Long Branch, Milk, Butter , \*jC r? : I/AaS \ ' Thin and Oatmeal Biscuit, Vanilla Wafers, Ginger Snaps, and /r^\\\ I /^Wj Saratoga Flakes, don't forget to ask for the kind that come in l^^l vflm\ *'1 * Jn"Cf~sr?l Patent Package* Look for the trade-mark . C^^l j^>y national biscuit company. J/i MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS __*"£ JOBBERS OF MINNEAPOLIS : V ' ■ -HARDWABB V dry GOODS GROCERS JANNBV' SAMPI^WU. * C°" WyMAK PARTRIDGE & CO., QbO. R. NEWELL &CO. :-■ * :■.-,-.. . •■_■ ; Wholesale ,_,_ t , Hardware. DRY GOODS, nQ A'cF P^ 30,32.343^^^^.t5.c0r. corner First Aye. N. and Four* Ul(UUal^^ —7^ ;, _ .. — Street. Corner Pint Ay. N. and Third St. Storm £>ash paper WINSION, harper, ■" . '::'■•■:■/: -:.::;;■;:":p^;:^: '•' .;" • • ■-• ■—; ■ ■ . ■ FISHER & CO. ■ And Thoie Schrotder H*n oa MINNEAPOLIS PAPER CO., wholesale . Hand in Large Quantltieu. Wholesalers. GrOCer* & Ci&fir* CUy f?a S1 &? h dR OC£ C °" Manufacturers and " ,£.* 2. 4*ls*™ 230 south 4th St. ( Mill Agents. Minneapolis. - minn. rubber goods . 241 mnd 243 First Avcnu* N. ; stationery and supplies W. S. NOTT COMPANY, DDiTTD . DCDrnMD , A/v John a. schlener co. 200-206 Av.nue S. PRATTPAPERCOMPANY commerce, Ststloner,. Offictad Bant Sup. _ . :±™ ai*cta™:* t tjL ±. i '' Wkoleaale Dealer, In pile.. A S ent* tor WerUck, Syufm Leather Belting, o^nr^n .«**«****<:»*.■ /• Rubber and Cotton Belting, Hone, " H*/\ §-*t~< §<*f N 516 NlCOllet- Avemue. Packlnr, etc. Jobbers of Mack : • -,;■* ■-*, * * MM\9 —~— — tosbes. Rubber Boots and Shoes. „ „ „ CRACKERS AJiD CON* I.CTIONHRY . ,- ■. ——.:., ...- — Paptr Bags, Twlmes, Cordage, Etc. r— : — GENERAL MERCHANDISE 118 and 120 Wash. Av.N. MINNEAPOLIS. MINN. THE LILLIBRIDGE- . McClelland Bros. &Ravicz : manufacturer show cases Naiton^fs^«pa^CTOßlr pentwiPTCiQ* r»\** _ ™ r»» . 757 : 7^ 15-17-19 Third St., Minneapolis, Mima jw -*v «#_-Cw nJlrh.nrtl** Cn PlttSburg Plate QIaSS CO. M**ut»cturcrs otCrmck.rl\nd North Star Qen I Merchandise Co Minneapolis. Coafectiooery—Jobban of ■ ■; >. WHOLESALE i, ; v;,:v,V dSSS'Jt"' II Plate OIaSS |! '%%;,,,. Nut, and Firawmrk*. 21,23,25, 3rd Street N. We carry Complete Stock or ' Manager-S. D. Works. \,^ k.-^ _, /-. w a * *_. */.,• «- t™. WINDOW & ORNAMENTAL QLASS. r^s^r^ a^r- *» 9ABH AWD and Housefurnlsnlng Hardware, ate. Palate, and carry a full • Una of Painters' Sun- ___ _— '. : ; COAL AND COKE *^_ _____ -_ Smith 6t W}? IXlBO*l, PIONEER FUEL CO., WHOLEBALB DRUGS wholesale - \.~r. r^r\ aw : , I \rman>*Ftiel Doors, Sash. Blinds, etc., Shipptn of.g^yM/M /\ / M-4J ***+*** m^aa^a Specialties:' Stair Work. OffKe Plttlaz* and _,■■■ ;::-, .;.:.:.-„■-:/-; V_^_f ___-/• :i ' ". jT% jmgg,*, /TVi y ' ■'' --1 Interior Hardwood Finish. ;-,,; | Wharvts-aiadstoat, Mich.; Duloth, Minn .^ \:lUr.rUg-::Ky%)t, 9 ] Cor. 2d Ay. S. and Bth St., Offices—Mtmneaoolls. 45 S. 4th Street: Si. oitil \ 3rd STREET AND Ist A VENUE N.j. : j i East Stda, Minneapolis, Mima. 37RobertStreetTDuiutb, 302 W. Superior^ 3rd STREET AND lU AVENUB N. East Side, Minneapolis, Minn. 'dJ/% £ _-#". Ladies, Gentlemen /&^ and hmi ~ Vivanis, '%[£/ whether at home or "^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^abroad, should give W^^^S^^^^^. the call for "Blatz." m iMi IFo These beers are high B^S^E N class from all points iPI!/ t^Wmik 'of view; and are ab- M MO^JjB m, solutely unequaled in purity and flavor. ki>i/Ml§^ The trianglar label AMI L«JK EE. ■ $ and *'sta " trade *BFFDncvnuhXXVi mark signify Blatz «ff(JF Quitt-U quality. BLATZ riALT-VIVINE (NON-INTOXICANT.) Tonic for Weak Nerves and Weak Bodies. Druggists or Direct. VAL BLATZ BREWING CO., MILWAUKEE. ilinneapoiis Branch, 1816 Sixth Street S. Telephone 206. i^^\ Rochester Trousers /s**s\ I MADE WALE-AT-THE-MILL, ROCHESTER, MINN. [RUCHESTERj Mii.L We carr. a complete line of this celebrated make of \.A^/Vr^W nPOSVx trousers. We can recommend them as something extra \?#, .'^V (s"^"^ —and at the same time exceptionally low priced. "--:'' •' • K| Th?y Made-at-the-mifi by the clnth shippf. . 21 to us direct, with no middleman's profits tacked on. That's why we sell vh<n . ■ H 'so cheap. There isn't a shoddy thread, nor a careless stitch in" them, 'flu v " | wear well and they look well. We have them in a great variety of styles ! '$ Ask for the Rochester Trousers. '■','• i\ [ BROWNING, KING <& CO., Minneapolis. | Pocahofißos siiioMeicss emit We are Exclusive Northwestern Shippers of this grade of Coal—lf you wish Pogb~ hanfas please call or telephone. OHIO COAL 00. PHONE 401. No. 14 Lumber Exchange-Fifth St. Side. the party showered the rice. At Judge Kel ley's wedding a few days ago mest of the town was out, and the train on which the Kelleys boarded for Minneapolis carried enough old thoes and rice to fit out the wed dings of an entire year. The air wars full of shoes aud the cars were filled with rice. The porter went through the most trying ex perience of his life. "It took me two days, sah, to get oyah the effect of that custom of society," he related. "But the judge calmed :ny feelings by presentin" me with a dollah foh cleaning out the cah." J. H. Keatly, one of the oldest salesmen on city trade in Minneapolis, 1 a3 returned from a month's trip to the Pacific coast. Mr. Keatly says the salmon catch of Washing ton has been very heavy this season, as well 13 i.s profitable. He was much impressed wirh the business opportunities Bfforded ty tha lumber indvrtry of Washington and Ofcgca for young men of character and ability. Th 3 fact that many Minnesota lumbermen havj gone into the wesieru country he regards as most significant. Children Would Build a Monument. Special to The Journal. Fairfax, Minn.. Sept. 21.—The public school children of this village have opened a national fund to be used in erecting a monument to William McKinley. Pro fessor Forster, superintendent of the schools, has taken the initiative in this movement as far as known.