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SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28, 1901.
TRADE AWAIT NEW YEAR Prospects for 1902 in the Jobbing Irade. EXPANSION WILL CONTINUE First Half of the Year Will Show Hits Increase Iv Volume of Trade. In local jobbing circles, now that business has practically closed for 1901, Interest quite naturally turns to the outlook for the coining year, In : the volume of business transacted, in the expansion of territory reached from 'his market, and in obtaining new business in close competition with other commercial centers, Minneapolis jobbers are closing a year that has been the most successful in their history. The outlook to-day for an Increased busi ness the coming year is much better than it was on the corresponding date a year ago. Values are on a settled and steady basis, with every indication that in most lines if there ore- any fluctuations it will be to a higher bests. The people of the northwest were never more prosperous than they are at pres ent, as Indicated by the heavy Christmas trade. And, last but not least, immigration the coming spring will exceed any previous year, according to reports from the best of authorities. All these conditions will Increase the volume of trade the first half of 1902, and Minneapolis jobbers are preparing to push Into new states after increased business as they never have done before. Collections at the close of the year are in fair condition. Money has not come in quite as freely the past month as was expected, but the prospects for January payments on new and old accounts are good, and cash received for the year has been much in excess of 1900, with fewer old accounts to be carried over. Sugar Is Easy. In wholesale groceries interest for the , week has centered in refined sugar. The rad ical reduction of 25 points in hards was put in effect here on Monday, and softs were reduced 15 points, having been reduced 10 points the previous week. Local jobbers continue to sell j beet granulated 10 points under eastern re fined, and this reduction forced sugar to the lowest point reached in two years in the local market. Prospects favor a still further reduction in values. New Orleans is selling ] sugar Cjjio points belo v w New York and Is on ! en easy basis. European raw is easier, and | crop estimates show a larger yield. These | conditions, together with the renewal of the sugar war between the big factors, all point i to still lower prices. Refining season tor open kettle New Orleans molasses ended prema turely last week, owing to damage to cane crop by frost. Production is greatly reduced and outlook is for higher prices. Spot coffee market is on a steady basis. Owing to renew al of sugar war, there is a prospect*?)' cutting . iv luce coffee among large roasters,' and j lower prices. .'Business in teas is nominal, with the market firm. Provisions are on a steady basis locally, with no important change. in dried fruits prunes In the four sizes are \^a J,ic higher on the coast. Seeded raisins are Cue to advance slightly on the coast. Loose EM steady, with, two and four-crpwn reported as scarce. Currants may develop easier tone in the face of increased arrivals from Greece. Market on canned tomatoes Is stronger, ad vances amounting to 6@12»40 on rs and 2s having gone into effect. Futures have opened l".i&:'0c higher than last year in Baltimore. Gallon apples are strong and advancing. Corn Is easy. Peas are steady. Nutmegs have ad vanced slightly abroad. I'ruilN and Produce. General tone of the market on northwest produce is steady to firm. Creamery extras have advanced ** cent during the week and are firmly held, with local supplies of mod erate proportions. Dairies are steady and without change. Fancy roll and print is in light supply and is held firm at quotations. Eggs have eased 2Vs@3 cents for strictly fresh, due to mild weather, and heavier of ferings of storage at a fair range. Cheese is steady. Poultry is on a steady basis, with the exception of turkeys, which are ] 2 cent lower. Hens, springs, ducks and geese are ( on & strong basis. Present values will prob ably hold till after New Year's. Dressed ' meats are easy on veal and mutton, with dressed hogs' in light supply. Mild weather has aided potato and vegetable situation, heavier receipts coming forward, with values generally steady. Dried peas are in light supply and higher. Dried beans are nominal. Fresh fish continues scarce. In fruits values' are on a stea-ly basis, with principal interest centered in .oranges. Lemons are easier for Californias. Apples are firmer and will ad vance shortly. Glaus Continues Easy. In the absence of a heavy buying demand, and due to increasing competition among' makers glass continues on an easy basis', with prospects of a decline after the turn of the year. Farm Implement* Quiet. Demand for farm implements for immediate delivery is quiet. Interest in future delivery is increasing and retailers are visiting the market in larger numbers, ordering for de livery the latter part of January and early in Febuary. A famine In sleighs exists and orders are delayed in being filled. Movement of corn grinding machinery, feed cutting ma chinery and gasolene engines continues heavy. Oils Are Higher. Linseed oil is on a stronger basis to-day. Values have advanced 1 cent during the week and are held firm. Turpentine has also ad vancer '-i'&l cent a gallon. White lead, red h-ad, litharge, etc., have been reduced V* cent a pound. < lot'.ilisjf to Advance. Local representatives of eastern clothing manufacturers predict an advance the early part of the new year. Febrics and cloths have been advanced sSl2>* cents a yard in some quarters and demand exceeds supply. Owing to then* higher prices and shortage of materials clothing manufacturers say that an advance is imperative. Large retailers and wholesalers have protected themselves utiainst the advance by buying heavily for fu lore delivery. Hlden, I'eltH, Tallow and Wool. The Northwestern Hide & Fur company re view the market as follows: The hide market is barely sustained at last week's prices on 1 light hides and heavy steers. Tanners ar<» unwilling to pay the advance and some aro out of the market, so It will not be surprising to see the %<t advance lost In next few days in anticipation of that light hides aro reduced We quote extract from special report in Paily Hide Bulletin of Chicago: In lurs there is nothing new to state. The market is firm at last week's prices, although receipts are large. Wool and sheep pelts are in good demand at slightly improved pricts. No change worthy of note on sundry articles in our line of trade. No. 1. No. 2. Green salted heavy steer hides 10*4 avi Green salted heavy cow hides 9 k Green salted light hides 8% ~% Green salted bull and oxen 8 7< 4 Green salted yea! calf, Bto 15 lbs 10i£ •? Green salted veal kip, 16 to 25 lbs... S% 7% Green ealted long-haired or runner kip 9 7% Green salted deacons, each 50 40 Green or frozen hides and skins, lc per lb less than above quotations. Creen salted horse or mule hides, large $3.00 2.00 Green salted or green frozen horse or mule hides, medium 2.50 1.75 Gieen salted horse or mule hides, small 1.75 1.25 Pry flint Minnesota butcher hides.. .13^@15 - Dry flint Minnesota, Dakota and .Wisconsin hides il»4 10 I,*. Dry flint calf skins 15 12 Dry flint kip skins 13 10% Green salted pelts, small to large, each.... —20 @75 Pry flint territorial pelts, per Jb.... S ©10 Tallow, in cakes '.. 5% 4% Tallow, in barrels 5 1.* 4}i Grease, white 5 4 Grease, dark 4 3Vi Wool.;medium,, unwashed ;.,13 814% Wool, fine <medium, unwashed 12'-2@13 Wool, 1 coarse, "unwashed 12 ©124 Wool, fine, unwashed 10 @\<>: Wool, broken . fleeces, unwashed .... .10 10-14 Bright ■ Wisconsin and similar grades, l@2e higher than above quotations. Seedy or burry law A RECORD-BREAKER Business of the Year Just Closing Immense. CATASTROPHES WITHOUT EFFECT The Climax Wu hu Euurmoni lioli- Uny Trade— Ueueral He view. New York, Dec. 28.—The annual review of American trade, finance and industry prepared by Bradstroet declares 1901 to be a "record breaker" among the five succeeding years of commercial expansion enjoyed by the United States. Its pre-eminence, the review states, was all the more notable because it suffered from a combination of happenings that in a normal year would have proved depressing if ■lot disastrous. Enumerated in the latter were the machinists' and steel strike, the stock panic of Alay, the failure of several im prudently managed combinations, the effort*' of some combinations, including that in cop per, to fix pi ices, the shortage in corn, cot ton and oats, aid the assassination of Presi dent McKinley. Summarizing the general situation, the review bays: :.*"—''- Briefly summarized, the year has seen transacted an aggregate of general business as reflected in bank clearings, far in excess of any preceding period; has setn wild stock speculation, rampant beyond the dreams of old time. brokers, checked and curtailed by one of the sharpest stock panics in history, and yet with a remarkable minimum of dis turbance of general financial operations; has watched geaeral industry and production grow steadily, until new and larger figures were needed to express the outputs of coal and ore and iron and steel and leather and lumber and a multitude of other branches; has seen the freight transportation facilities of the country, strained to the breaking point, prove insufficient to handle the volume of business offered; and finally has witnessed a volume of holiday business passing all previ ous bounds, both on the quantity and quality and the vastly increased purchasing power of the public in late years. .... Bank. Clearing* Break Records. From the standpoint of the present esti mates, the clearings this year will exceed the highest records or preceding years by one fourth. Gross railway earnings have been increased 12 per cent and net returns havo gained 16 per cent over the best preceding year. Pig iron production will be rot far from one-seventh larger than the heaviest ever recorded. Shoe production and ship ments and, therefore, presumably leather pro duction, shows almost as large a gain. Iron ore production and shipments were never before equalled; certainly like ship ments were fever so large. Anthracite coal production will be fully 10 per cent larger than last year end 5 per cent heavier than the record. The bituminous production promises as heavy again over past records. Woolen manufacturing has been helped by low cost of material and good demand for clothing. All the returns are not so favorable. There has been less money in cotton for the south this year, and the margin of profit in manu facture has occasioned complaint there and in new and old England. The agricultural in terest has been favored by heavy advances in farm products, which have done much to counterbalance reductions in yield. Export trade has shown signs of hesitation after years of steady advance, and imports have in creased, but mainly in materials Intended for domestic manufacture,. and the margin in favor of export is still enormously heavy. The bank clearings were estimated at $118, --000,000,000, a gain of 8 per cent over last year, and I'ti per cent over the record of 1899. Fur the Pant Week. Reports of a record-breaking holiday trade; of seasonable quiet In leading wholesale lines; of exceptional activity at top prices in Iron and steel; of sustained activity in other In dustries; continued complaints of car and motive power shortage, and a general hard ening of speculative markets! for food prod ucts, are the features of trade advices to Bradstreet's this week. . . . Specially good reports as to holiday distri bution come from the east, central west, northwest and southwest. Advices from some parts of the south are tempered with a pes simism born of the unsatisfactory yields of cotton in some sections. In the west, Chi cago sends a particularly fine report, ai;"d St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, St. Jo : «>ph ! and Omaha send reports of the best holiday trade in years. The year closes with a burst of activity in iron and steel. Pig iron sales for the week have never been equaled at this season, and lack of adequate transport facilities alone is a bar to a still greater volume of distribu tion. The outlook is for a production of 1G,000,000 tons of pig.iron, of 30,000,000 tons or ore and of 12,000,000 tons of steel in 1901. Wheat apparently cut loose from corn this week and displayed exceptional activity and strength for a holiday week. Reports of lack of snow over the winter crop have been received, but reports of a smaller surplus in Argentina, better cables, light receipts west and northwest, and smaller gains In the visi ble supply have all been feature* Export business has rather been checksd by the rise. Corn has been dull, though steadied by wheat, while oats have firmed up a little. Wheat, including flour, exports for the week aggregate 4,291,543 bu, as against 4,332,832 bu last week and 3,8^,165 bu In this week last year. Wheat exports, July 7to date (twenty six weeks), aggregate 144,928,090 bu, as against 92,952,244 bu last season. Corn exports aggregate 424,338 bu, as against 330,941 bu last week and 4,011,105 bu last year. July Ito date, corn exports are 20,550.515 bu, against 93,178,344 bu last season. Hides are strong and leather is also, the outlook being favorable for higher prices for shoes. The cut in refined sugar of from 10 to 25 points is really a reflection of the cut in. raw, but talk of the "war" continues. Coffee is stronger and In better demand. Quiet is the main feature in the wholesale dry goods trade. Wool is strong and tends higher. Receipts of wool at Boston for the year were 40 per cent larger than a year ago. Business failures for the week number 219, as against 262 last week, 213 in this week last year, 230 in 1899. 218 in 1898, and 297 in 1897. Canadian failures number 16. as against 24 last week, 15 in this week a year ago and 22 in 1899. Week's Bank Clearings. New York, Dec. 28.—The following table, compiled by Bradstreet, shows the bank clearings- at the principal cities for the week i ended Dec. 26, with the percentage of in crease and decrease as compared with the corresponding week last year: Per cent, Cities— Amount. Inc. Dec. New York $1,176,877,359 .... .01 Chicago 142,150,679 16.0 Boston 104,063,282 5.7 Philadelphia 91,332,595 .... 2.4 St. Louis 45,960,700 41.5 Pittsburg 36,454,996 16.8 .... Baltimore 18,705,795 8.6 .... San Francisco ' 18,069,106 7.4 .. . Cincinnati 15,868,750 8.3 .... - Kansas City 15,340,064 2.6 , Minneapolis 13,089,347 35.9 , Cleveland 11,602,139 13.7 j New Orleans 13,777,337 2.3 Detroit .....:... 10,264,549 31.7 ;...'. j Louisville 8,126,609 7.9 Indianapolis " .... 8,037,802 24.9 Providence 5,899,900 .... 5.8 I Omaha 6,344,143 14.2 : Milwaukee 6,006,655 12.0 Buffalo 5,448,118 11.3 .... ■ St. Paul 4.782,132 11.0 .... ! Savannah :.. 4,083,522 .... 4.4 Seattle ....'.......... 3,198,498 47.0 Washington ......... 2,503.545 14.5 .... Portland, Oregon ... 2,162,932 8.5 j Dcs Moines 1,359,494 6.5 .... ! Sioux City 1,424,099 33.3 .' Spokane . 1,145,067 39.1 , Tacoma 1,091,256 4.5 .... Helena 711,302 8.3 .... Fargo..: 404,398 10.9 .... , Sioux Falls .......... 235,876 57.7 .... Totals U. S $1,840,626,946 3.0 .... Outside New York.. 663,749,587 9.1 .... Totals, Canada 31,364,249 12.4 ■■.;.. Boston Mining Stocks. Boston, Dec. 28.—Michigan, 10@10^; Ad venture. 20%; Arcadia. 4V. l @4!!i: Atlantic, 28® 29: Baltic, offered, 38; Bingham, 24M>@25; Trinity, 14%@15; United States Mining, 14%@ 15; C. 0., l^Ol 1*; Calumet, 610<§620; Centen nial, 13^@14; C. R., 55@56^; Dominion Coal, 49@49V4;D. 1., 24^@25; Elm, 2@2M>; P. R., 12%; I. R., 22<@22M>; Missouri, 82@32%; McC, offered, 4%: Old Dominion, 24*4@24%; Osce ola, 84@85; Parrot, 31^@32; Quincy, 145@150; Santa Fe, "\4@4; Tamarack. 275@285; Trl ; Mountain, 86V»@36>4; U. T., 24@24&; Winona, 1%@2; Wolverine, 52^@53; Massachusetts, 18*i@l9; Wyandotte; 75(@75 1-i: Victoria, sH'® 5*4; O. C, 3i4@4. . '■ • ■■ Xew York Produce. ; Xew York, \ Dec. 28.—Butter—Receipts, 5,513 pkgs: steady; state dairy, 15#23c; creamery, 166 25c: - June creamery, , 15@21^c; factory, 12^»@15%cl < • Cheese— Receipts, 3,650 pkgs; [quiet;'state full cream, large fall made fancy, --;10@10V4c; small fall made fancy, ll@lliic; late made, best large, 9V4c; late made, best small, 10<&10»*c. Eggs—Receipts, 6,714 pkgs; quiet and steady; state and Pennsylvania, 29c; western, at mark,-23@28c; southern, at mark. KM 2Tc '•-/•■./.■ >;--^: "•:;"■.'■ "-■'■. GENERAL PRODUCE The Minneapolis Market. Saturday, Dec. 28. : Extra creamery butter, firm; : : extra dairy, steady. Strictly fresh : : eggs, lower. Dressed hens, steady; : : spring chickens, steady; fancy tut- : : keys, steady. Potatoes, steady. Ap- : : pies, steady. Fancy country dressed : : veal, easy. New oranges, easy. : I BUTTER— Extra creameries, per lb, 23'^c; firsts, lb, 20@2Jc; seconds, per lb, 15&@16c; imitations, iitsts, per lb, 17@18c; imitations, seconds, per lb, 14@15c; dairies, extras, per lb, 19@20c; dairies, firsts, lb, 17@18c; sec onds, ib, 15c; roll and print, fancy, 16@17c; roll and print, choice, 14H@15e; ladles, firsts, lb, 17@18c; seconds, 13V£@Hc; packing stock, per lb, 14c; grease, 3@sc. EGGS—Strictly fresh, cases included, loan off, per doz, 21c; fresh held, per doz, 16c; checks, seconds, pickled and limed, pur case, $email@example.com. CHEESE—Twins or flats, fancy, lb, We; twins or flats, choice,. 9@10o; fair to good, T@Bc; Young Americas, fancy, 12^o; choice, lb, 9&@10&c; brick, No. 1, 12%@13c; br»ck, No. 2, 10@llc; brick. No. 3, per lb, 7®Bc; limburger, No. 1, per lb, 13c; limburger. No. 2, 10(gllc; primost. No. 1, per lb, 6^(2) 7c; block Swiss, No. 1, 14Vs@15c; No. 2, B^® dc; round Swiss, No. 1, 15®15^c; round Swiss, No. 2, S',al&9c. -,-':< LIVE POl'LTUi"—Turkeys, young ton>s and hens, per lb, 6M>c; email and thin, per lb, 4@sc, chickens, hens, lb, 4^(g"se; old roos ters, per lb, sc; springs, lb,-6c; ducks, spring, 6Vic; springs, white, l/i@~c; geese, 6@7c. DRESSED POULTRY—Turkeys, fancy hen», 9@9^c; young toms, lb, 9c; old toms and hens, per lb, 8c; thin young toms.lb, 7^c; culls, per lb, s@s^c; chickens, springs, fancy lb, 8c; fair to good, 6@7c; hens, fancy, lb 6&@7c; old roosters, per lb. 3V4@He- ducks fancy, lb, 8c; culls, lb. s@6c;geesp, 7@Bc. DRESSED MEATS— fancy, lb, 6@6%c; veal, fair to good, sV£c; thin, small or over weight, per lb, 4(tfoc; mutton, fancy, country dressed, 5%<&6c; lambs, fancy, pelts off, 7@Bc hogs, light, 7c; hogs, medium, 7c; heavy' 6&e. . ;,;, i " ** FlSH—Pike, per lb, 7c; crapptes, lb, 3<36c; pickerel, drawn, lb, 4&c; pickerel, round 4c sunflsh, perch, etc., 2@3c; bullheads, skinned' lb, 3@oc; Lake Superior herring, 3@3V4c POTATOES— stock, per bu, in' car lots, 80c; white stock, less than car lots 85c mixed red, in car lots, 65070 c; small lots asked, 75@80c. ' ONIONS—Red Globe bu- $1.25; Red Weth ersfield, bu, $1.25; Silver Skins, per bu $150- Spanish, per crate, $2. . BEANS—Fancy navy, per bu, $2.25; choice $2; medium, hand-picked, per bu, $2; brown fancy, bu, $2.25; brown, fair to good per bu' $1.50(51.75. ' DRIED PEAS—Fancy yellow, per bu, $1.45 --medium, per bu, $1.25; green, fancy, per bu, $1.50; green, medium, $1.35; marrowfat. bu, $2.20; Lima- California, per lb, 6@7c APPLES—Limber Twigs, per brl, ?firstname.lastname@example.org: Jonathans, per brl, $5.50@6; Missouri Pip pins, per brl, $email@example.com; Winesaps,, $4.50@5; Baldwins, per brl, $5.50; Ben Davis, $4.50@5; Northern Spy, per brl, $5.50@6; box stock, $firstname.lastname@example.org. ORANGES—New Mexican, per box, $2.75; California navels, fancy, $3.50; choice, $3.25; California seedlings, $2.75; Floridas, as to size, $3.50; tangerines, California, %-bu box, ?email@example.com; Florida, %-bu box, $3.50; grape fruit, California, per box, $5; Florida, $7(»7.50. LEMONS—Messinas, fancy, $3.75; choice. $3.50; California, fancy, as to size, $firstname.lastname@example.org; choice, $3.25. CRANBERRIES — Wisconsin Bell and Cherry, brl, $7.75; Wisconsin Bell and Bu gle, per brl, $8.50; Jerseys, per brl, $8; late Howes, per brl, $8.50; per bu boxes, $2.75. GRAPES—Malagas, extra, fancy, per keg $7; fancy, per keg, $6. " PEARS—Eastern stock, per brl, $5@6. BANANAS—Fancy, large bunches, $2 50 --medium bunches, $2.25; small bunches, $2. HONEY—New fancy, white, one-lb sections 15@16c; choice white, 12@13c; amber, ll@l2c golden rod, ll@12c; extracted white, B@9c buckwheat, 9@loc; extracted amber, 7@Bc VEGETABLES— per bu, 4(>c; cab bage, per large crate, $3; per ton, $30; rad ishes, per doz, 30@85c; lettuce, per doz, 50® 85c; carrots, per bu, 33@40c; cauliflower, per doz, $1.75@2; cauliflower, crates, $3.25 08.GO; cucumbers, hothouse, per dozen, >1. 1.50; celery, per doz, 25@35c; parsnips, bu, 50c; rutabagas, bu, 40e; spinach, bu, $1.25; turnips, per bu, 40c; tomatoes, Califor nia, per 5-lb 'basket, $1; parsley, doz, 30c; salsify (oyster plant), doz, 40c; watercress doz, 30c. wvJcJS^B^'.' MSB ■ v^fl Bfc^^^b c^m^l fIA bHb BBS '-•-."' Hft tffi I Irr^Kal'lflrrfffl^^^rlllßfcJll ' JmSM ABSOLUTE SECURITY. Genuine CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER Pins must bear signature oi /&-?&&*£ Very • mall and as easy', to take as sugaxy SEE CARTERS FOR DIZZINESS. SEE Mil} UAmLlld for diizimess. 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The produc tion of pig iron in 190.1 is estimated at about 2,800,000 tons, as compared with 3,109,000 tons in 1900 and 3,251,000 tons in 1899, and although the production of steel should come nearly up to the standard of 1900 when it totaled 1,340, --000 tons' of ingots of all kinds, the total quantity of manufactured iron will show a bi gfalllng off. The shipments of pig iron will be raised by the end of the year to about 1,050,000 tons or within 60,000 tons of the quan tity shipped in 1900. "Chicago Produce. Chicago, Dec. 28.— Butter— cream eries, 2v.-3>24&c; dairies, 13V£@20c. Cheese- Steady; twins, 9&@10c; Young Americas, 10% Qlo%c: daisies, 10»4@10«4c; Cheddars, 9&c Eggs—Weak; losses off, cases returned, 'S.iitt 24c. Dressed Poultry—Steady; turkeys, 00 lOo; chickens, 6@7c. Why Waste Time! . Go west over the Minneapolis & St. Louis. R. R. Leave home later, but get there just as quick. ';.»;vf Tourist Can -■...;_ Through to Los Angeles via the Grand Canyon, Royal Gorge and Salt Lake City— Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. Personally conducted and select. '7.i.'-;-i Soo Line Holiday Excursions. Very low round trip rates between all local stations, on sale Dec. 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31 and Jan. 1. Ticket office, 119 Third street S. Only Solid Train Chicago TO Florida THE CHICAGO AND FLORIDA LIMITED Will leave Dearborn Station, Chicago, via Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rail road daily at 1:00 p. m., commencing Monday, January 6. with through coaches and sleepers and dining cars serving all meals. Runs via Nash ville, Atlanta and Albany. Reaches Jacksonville 7:50 and St. Augustine 8:55 next evening. This is the quick est time and finest train to Florida. Only one night. Sleeper for Thomas ville, Ga. For printed matter and detailed information address W. H. RrOHARDSOX. General Passenger Agent, Chicago. Beaumont New Oil News. What the General Manager of the Hoag-Swain Syndicate says about the United States Fuel Oil Company: K. Oliver, President. E. J. Marshall, Vice Pr»sf. W. L. Murphy, Cashier \V. X. Campbell, 2nd Vice Prest. THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK OF BEAUMONT. CAPITAL - $100,000.00 Beaumont, Tex., Dec. 16th, 1901. LOUIS J. WILDE, 144-146 Endieott Arcade, St. Paul, Minn. Dear Sir: Your wells are going down very well, so the driller informs me. Mr. Stum is a very good driller and should bring you in first-class wells. I understand he has contracted for three for you. Your property is the best producing territory in the field, and I congratulate you on securing same. Yours truly, (Signed.) p w T CAMPBELL. A TEXAS SUBSCRIBER KNOWS BEST. Established .884. FRANK DUNN, BROKER AND COLLATERAL BANKER. Operating Capital, $250,000. 1010 Congress Aye., Near Main st. United States Fuel Oil Co., St. Paul, Minn. Qfntlemen:— I have looked into your proposition thoroughly, and have decided to pur chase five thousand (5,000) shares at 10c per share, being non-assessable, fully paid. I see no reason, with the continuation of your able management, and wun your noldings and contracts and shipping facilities, why you cannot make money for your shareholders as well as for yourselves. Your company appeals to me as the best thing in the field, on account of its small capitalization and valuable holdings in the actual, proven oil field. I also like the manner in which you are going ahead and getting your company to the front. I have spoken to several friends, whom you will hear from short ly. They may not take a great deal of stock, but will buy some; you know everybody here Is loaded up on oil stock. What Hon. John T. Dickinson, ex-Secretary of the World's Fair and former president of the Chicago Coliseum, says about the United States Fuel Oil Company: T . . ± , „ Chicago, Dec. 12, 1901. Lnited States Fuel Oil Co., St. Paul, Minn.: Gontlemeu—l have carefully investigated your company through my Texas friends, and believe it to be one of the very best oil investments in the market. Should be pleased to meet your representative here iv Chicago with a view of taking a larger interest and associating myself with your board, as we formely talked of. Yours very truly, (Signed.) JOHN T. DICKINSON. R. C. GRAY & CO., Real Estate and Loan, Houston, r - - Texas. Houston, Texas, Dec. 16, 1901. MR. JAMES T. MANNING, Secy., United States Fuel Oil Co., St. Paul, Minn.: Dear Sir—We know of no company in tbe fiek 1 which offers such bona lide induce ments to shareholders as your new company. With its sure wells ana small capital ization, it is a certainty that its stockholders' money is being expended in actual de velopments, and is not going into the pockets of promoters. We cheerfully recom mend it to our friends. Yours truly, R. C GRAY & CO. NEW HIGH ISLAND NEWS. Beaumont. Texas, Dec. 10, 1901. United States Fuel Oil Company, St. Paul, Minn.: Gentlemen—You will be pleased to know that I am informed from reliable sources that the well at High Island came in with a "big to-do"; oil spouted and gas came in quantities, as well as oil-bearing sand. The same informants say that it was shut off as soon as possible by the owners, and that they are making a pretense at baling it. The news came by the manager of the railroad running down there, and by an employe of L. M. Emery at that place. I am highly elated over the High Island proposition, but it is not public enough to -speak of to advantage yet. I received the deed to have put in the Stewart abstract, and will look after the Bame. Court is on me, with a great deal of work just now; however. 1 am dropping other things for this and your other matters. With best wishes, yours very truly, (Signed,) W. M. CROOK. REAL ESTATE AND HOUSTON BUSINESS EXCHANGE. H. BROWN & Co., '-The Chicago of the South." Oil, Rice, Sugar and Timber Land "Headquarters of the World's Bought, Sold and Exchanged Greatest Oil Field.", on Commission. '215 Binz Building, Houston, Texas, Doc. 14, 1901. United States Fuel Oil Co., St. Paul, Minn. Gentlemen: Your company is now in a position to do business and will receive the indorsements of our people, whether investors or not. It is a proposition that appeals to any one wanting to invest in this great field. Your large holdings, cover ing every prominent oil-bearing section here, together with your coveted Spindle Top properties and your contract with Mr. Sturm for the bringing in of three guaranteed wells, makes your proposed proposition, basad on ita small capitalization, a most prom ising investment, and should bring handsome returns in the future. You are doing what we would like to see all companies do, work hard for those who have invested with you and give them as much as you can for their money. Yours truly, H. BROWN & CO. What National Oil Reporter Says About The United States Fuel Oil Company. Another producing oil company. Before July Ist, 1902, the United States Fuel Oil Company of St. Paul, Minn., will have a daily capacity in the Beaumont oil field of 225,000 barrels. \V. I. Sturm, one of the most reliable drillers in the Beaumont field, has secured the contract for bring ing in three guaranteed eix-inch gushers for this new company on their Spindle Top property, in block 32, on Spindle Top avenue. This property is surrounded by the largest producing wells in the Beaumont field, Including the Heywood wells, Hlggins, Guft'y & Oaley, Lucas, Beatty, Star and Crescent, National Oil and Pipe Line, Gladys City, Yellow Pine and Hoag-Swain. There is no doubt but the United States Fuel Oil Company of St. Paul will have throe of the best producing welis in the entire field. This company has done more than many other companies, as it has completed arrangements with the Higgins Oil Company for rights over all its pipe lines and arrangements for transportation for all its output. The company's holdings are all held in fee simple, being two lots in Block 32, Spindle Top; 12% acres in the Bullock & Brown survey, adjoining the city limits of Beaumont; 20 acres at Alvin, near the Thomas well; 50 acres at High Island, adjoining the depot and rear the Big Four well. 10 acres at Sour Lake, near Guffy property; 100 acres in Liberty county; also, Lot 1 in Block 3, crown of High Island. Considering its three guaranteed wells, its valuable Spindle Top property, and its diversified holdings in outside territory, together with its small capitalization, its perfect facilities for handling its oil (made with one of the largest companies in the South) makes this company a much-talked-about business proposition. The officers and directors are among the best-known business men in the North west and of Beaumont. The capital stock is $300,000; main office, 144-146 Endicott buildings, St. Paul, Minn.—National Oil Reporter. Copies of the above letters are on file in this office, and doubters are at liberty to call for certified copies or call in person and inspect any of them. This company is organized for the purpose of acquiring oil properties and to sell oil. Capitalized at $300,000—one hundred thousand dollars in the treasury for develop ment work. Company now at work in Beaumont oil field. Every treasury certificate fully paid and non-asseasable. Shares now selling at 10 cents each. No less than 100 shares issued. Amount and time on this extraordi nary offer limited. This offer should not be compared with any business offering ever presented in the Northwest—time will demonstrate facts, as past progress has already told our readers. Early Subscribers Have Advantages. We advise you to forward your subscription as early as possible. You may be just a day or so late if you put it off. All remittances and communications should be sent to The United States Fuel Oil Co. 144-146 Endicott Bldg., St. Paul, Minn. Houston, Texas, Dec. 14th, 1901. Yours truly, FRANK DUNN. Texas Geyser Oil Co." Beaumont, Ull LU. Texas. Pres't. HON. DAVID SECOR, niNNESOTA. Shares 25c, par $1.00. Full paid and non-assessable. — — Texas Oil Increasing in Price. The price of Texas Oil In comparison w c™?.! haA heretofore been ridiculously low When the advantages of oil over coal are taken into consideration, it Is surpris ing to find oil almost three times as cheap as coal. At first this oil was used only a? a m cl. ,now it Is known to be a first class illuminant. The finest grade of gaso lene is being made from it, and a |100,000 Plant is building solely for the production of asphaltum from Beaumont Oil. . The demand for the oil Is multiplying aauy, and orders are coming from greater distances. The prices are getting otlfter. ana oil men are confident that they will continue to advance until something like a p,arl T ls established between oil and coal. THE TEXAS OIL 'PROPOSITION. DA gDeral> IS GETTINO BETTEREVERY Tho proposition OF THE TEXAS GEY SER OIL COMPANY will never b* better than it la to-day, for this reason: Their first well is within a few feet of the oil. and certain to strike within a day or two at most, and yet their stock Is selling at the original price, 25 cents per share. The day the well come* In all sale of stock will be discontinued. This is the offer— in a company with plenty of capital, with one well nearly In and 1,000 acres of valuable property in the best oil lands of Texas, with all arrangements made for handling the oil and for piping it to Port Arthur, and still selling at the same price it sold for when not a stroke of work had been done. The proposition cannot be bettered, and In fact it will never be so good again. If you care to get a block of stock at this price, now is your chance. Wire your order, if neces sary, but get it into our office before wo receive news that our first well has struck oil. :'■;. •'. '■: SEND FOR PROSPECTUS. TEXAS GEYSER OIL CO., 512 Guaranty Loan Building, % . ;' MINNEAPOLIS. [MORTH:WESfERg IjINE ILLLjc. ST. P.M.flt OjgYlLf'"' Ticket office, 418 Nlcollet. Phone 240, maia. +Kx. Sun. Others daily. I Leave | Arrive Badger State Express— )| 7:50 ! 10:45 Chl'jjo.Mllw'kee, Madison} am i pm Chicago— Atlantic Express.. 10:40 pm 11:45 am Chicago—Fast Mail 5:35 pm North- Western Limited— ) 8:00 8:00 Chl'Ko.Milw'kee, Madison J nm aui '. Wausau.F.duLac.Greenbay 5:35 pm 11:46 am Duluth. Superior, Ashland.. tß:iu am t5:20 pm Twilight Limited— > 4:00 10:30 Uuluth, Superior, Ashland j! pm pm SuCity. Omaha,Dead wood.. +7:10 am 8:10 am Elmore, Alpona, DesAloines t7:io am +8:05 pin at. 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