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TUESDAY E\ The B mess Histo i Proso* 808 IIXIONS of indebtedness due ■ f ■ Minneapolis from merchants !■ AA II and other business men of the iLMJIi northwest, obligations carried over from last year, have been wiped off the books. This is .the greatest "oleon-up" In collections recorded in the history of Minneapolis wholesaling, and Is the most striking feature in the business history <rf the closing year, 1901. On Jan. 1 of the present year Minneapo lis wholesalers were carrying the biggest financial burden In the business history of the city. The short crop in the northwest had not only greatly limited the trade volume for the year, but made it neces sary for the •wholesaler to extend the date of settlement with the country trade until this fall. The northwest has so complete ly recovered from the set back of last year that 90 per cent of the total obligations carried over from lflOO are paid and the trade is in a position to settle for all of this year's purchases when due. Failures have been rare and northwestern business men generally are able to show a good profit on the year's busi ness. All things considered, the north west Is closing a very satisfactory busi ness year. RaJna Were Timely. This has been the banner year in Mm-» neapolis trade. The adverse conditions during the first five months were an ob stacle to making this & year of sensa tional results. The effect of the short crop of 1901 was felt until the early part of Jane, when buying was given a won derful impetus by improved prospects due to the timely arrival of rain. Since that time the pace has been fast. The gen eral results show a material Increase over Th« best previous year. Some lines were so affected in the early part of the year that the best they have been able to do 1899, 1900. 1901, 640,000,000. 550,000,000. 626,000,000. BAXK CLEARINGS. Is to equal their best previous record. Had crop results in 1900 been normal, this year, with the development of the north west going oa at such a rapid clip, could not have done other than rolled up sen sational figures. Trade Lines Advanced. Tha first systematic effort to add the north coast states to the Jobbing terri tory of Minneapolis was made this year. Various houses have placed representa tives on the coast before, but this year a majority of the lines Jobbed from hene had representatives in that territory. The results have been satisfactory. It has given Minneapolis c chance at the Alaska trade, much of the purchasing for which is done in Seattle and other coast towns. SPORTS WILMOT WAS THERE Answers for Minneapolis at Kansas City Baseball Meeting. A. B. BEALL NOT HEARD FROM The American Association May Get Into Cleveland—Players in \ ariouj* Team*. Nothing was heard from A. B. Beall at the Kansas City baseball meeting, but Walter Wllmot was on deck every time Minneapolis was called so the local pat rons of the game may accept as a settled fact that the only Wilmot will be at the head of baseball in this city. The Amer ican asociation meeting revealed a great deal of aggressiveness and enthusiasm in the league and the success ought to be assured from the start. If a league with such men as W. H. Watkins, C. J. Stro bel. Harry Quinn, George ' Tebeau and "Walter Wilmot can't produce fast ball and a successful circuit, the game is dead. It has been reported that the Omaha franchise will be awarded to Frank Ban tie, formerly a ball player, but now a business man in Omaha. Bantle has some money of his own, but will be backed by a Milwaukee syndicate. William Rourke still maintains that he holds the Omaha franchise in the Amer ican asociation as well as that in the Western league. He has not posted his guaranty fee of $500, however, and his last day of grace is said to have expired. There is a posibllity that Cleveland may be taken into the association. Should the American league transfer the Cleveland franchise to Cincinnati a splendid bit of territory will be opened for the American association. There is a report to the effect that Ban Johnson wants to get Cin cinnati, but in view of his many public protestations of friendship for President A. G. Spalding of the National league it is hardly likely that he intends to war on the old organization any longer. Should Cleveland be abandoned it would be a wise act for the American association to move right in, either with the Omaha or Colum bus holdings. Chicago was adopted as the official meeting place of the league in the future. President Hickey was empowered to make a schedule to be adopted without changes. Home clubs will be compelled to' wear ■white uniforms at home, with the excep tion of Kansas City, which will be per-. xnltted to wear blue. It was agreed to have umpires uniformed, and force them to stand behind the catcher except when men are on bases. President Hickey appointed the playing rules committee as follows: Watkins Wilmot and Tebeau. The make-up of the different teams for next season was announced as follows: Kansas City—Pitchers. Wolfe, Gibson, Wei mer, Gear, Oscar Jones; catchers, Beville, Messitt; first base, Brashear; shortstops, Dundon and Lewee; third base, Robinson; outfielders. Miller and Hartman. Indianapolis—Pitchers, Helium, Sudhoff, Ralpfo. Miller; first base, B. Myers; second base. Fox; fielders, Woodruff and possibly Hogrei rer. Columbus—Pitchers, Daily, Cogswell, Oun hain, McMicken, Walker, Wagner; first base, Jack Grim; second base, Evans; third base, Griffin. Toledo—Pitchers, Ea"«ie Joss, Al Pardee; catcher, Grafflus; third base, Cargo; short etops, Crossart, Woodlock; fielders. Miller, Bobby Gilks. Minneapolis—Walter Wilmot, manager and captain. Milwaukee—William Clingman, manager and captain; first base, Jack O'Connell; catchers, probably Kleinow and "Kid" Speer; fielders, probably Sam Dungan, Thiel and Hemphill. St. Paul—Pitchers, Cogan, Chech, Cook, Ev- I ans, Glade; catchers, Hurley, Phrtps, Wilson; f infield, Kelly, Brain, Schaefer, Shay, Huggins I and the* others: Holly, Dillard, Ookey, Mills, WEATHER VANES QF PROSPERITY Ninety per cent of the millions of indebtedness due Minneapolis from the northwest, carried over from last year, has been paid. • This has been the banner year in Minneapolis jobbing. General results show an increase over any previous year. Collections are the beat in the history of local wholesaling. Good crops and good prices have enabled the northwest to recover quickly from |tbe «ffect of the short crop of 1900. The coast states have been added to Minneapolis' jobbing territory. Most successful year in the history of the lumber industry. While the - season's cut is not as large as the record cut in 1899 the entire product ■ of the mills for 1901 has been sold. < Minneapolis fruit trade shows a wonderful gain. The city is now fourth in • the receipts of California summer fruits. < The flour shipments and the, flour output will reach the largest figures in < the history of Minneapolis flour manufacturing. All markets of Minneapolis > flour have been held against the competition of the world. < Bank clearings total $626,020,467.42, an increase of $46,000,000 over last .< year. It Is a close race between Minneapolis and Kansas City for the record < of the middle west. < Northwestern railroads have shown the best results since rails were laid < in the northwest. ■ Every branch of industry expects to make a big record in 1902. The Minneapolis invasion of the coast by the dry goods and boot and shoe houses previously was so successful that the implement men followed early this year. They have been successful in that territory and will increase their represen tation on the coest in 1902. When the short crop in the Dakotas and Minnesota put a check to business in that section last year some of the Minneapolis houses invaded new territory farther west in order to keep the volume for the year up to average. Territory on the coast and in the southwest that had been monopolized by Chicago and other points was forced to give Minneapolis a share of the traffic. This advantage hae been held. Gain* In the fruit Trade. Minneapolis' fruit trade has traveled at a faster pace this year than the traffic in any other line. Minneapolis is now fourth among the large centers of the country in receipts and distribution of California fruits. The country tributary to Minne apolis will always be a large consumer of coast fruits. The aggressive policy of the big fruit handlers here lias given Minneapolis a big prestige in the trade. A conservative estimate of the increase this year over tine business of 1900, which was the best in the history of Minne apolis fruit • jobbing, is placed at 15 per cent. Several of the larger concerns are able to show an increase " over 1900 of 25 per cent. A feature of the fruit trade from this point is the large amount of goods supplied by Minneapolis houses to interior wholesalers. This is due to th© fact that the local handlers have connec tions in every fruit district in the coun try which places them at a great advant age. Imposing: Grocery Figure*. Minneapolis grocery houses have sold in Polsom, Lumley, Bean, Congalton, Mills, Winters, Buggs, Warner, Reardon, Jessup. A PEACE CONFERENCE National League Magnates Called Together by SpaJding. It is reported that a preliminary meet ing of National league magnates has been called by A. G. Spalding for the pur pose of "stacking the cards" against Andrew Freedman of New York. The meeting will be held either at Aiken, S. C, or Asheville, N. C. It is said that Spalding's guests will be President B. B. Johnson of the American league, Barnard Dreyfuss of Pittsburg, James A. Hart of Chicago, John I. Rogers of Philadelphia, C. H. Ebbets of Brooklyn, Frank Be Haas Robison of St. Louis and last but not least, John T. Brush of Cin cinnati. These practical baseball men will in all probability be agreeably surprised to find Edward B. Talcott, the former owner of the New York club, on the ground to talk over certain matters of importance with them. It is expected that during this con ference Spalding will discuss for the first time the intricate details of his reorgan ization scheme. When these points have been made known Brush will be formally asked to sell his Cincinnati holdings to the Ferris syndicate, which stands ready to pay a fair price for the franchise and the prop erty. Further than this, Spalding is ex pected ito make public the names of the syndicate, headed by E. B. Talcott, which will run a new club in iNew York city. Robinson will fall into line quickly enough and so will the Boston men, who are already clamoring for peace. READY FOR AFFRAY "U» Basket Ball Team's Fierce Prac- tice for Yale Game. Crack high school basket ball flayers have been assisting the university team to get in shape for their big game with Yale, Jan. 2. Fierce practice games take place daily between the "U" and teams picked from Brooks, Bidlake, Browne and Mullin of Central; Kane, Dalrymple and Mitchell of East Side; McDermot, Hobart and Harry McMullin of the Y. M. C. A. These are all swift men, and the prac tice has been, of material benefit to the older boys. To-night the Ram's Horns, composed of Central graduates, will play with the uni versity team, and expect to make things interesting. Owing to a change in schedule, the Yale team will meet but two teams before the brush with Minnesota—the Central "V" of Chicago, and the Wisconsin "U" team at Milwaukee. The outcome of the latter game will- be carefully watched by Min nesota supporters. Last year the maroon and gold walloped the crimson crowd to the tune of 45 to 15. A much closer game may be expected this year, as Wisconsin has been greatly strengthened by the ad dition of several Milwaukee "V" players. Potter, whose star work at forward here last year will be remembered by basket .ball enthusiaats, is still with the Wiscon sin team. An order for tickets of admis sion to the game sufficient to accommo date the Foresters' team of Red Wing, Minn., was received this morning. Hennepin Bowlers Beaten. The Doris bowling team of St. Paul took three straight games from the Hennepin team of Minneapolis at the Doris alleys last eve ning. High score and high average were "won toy, W. S. Moulton of the Doris team. His high score was 212; average, 194. The scores: Doris— Schaller 179 172 198 Vandertuck .*........,. 158 166 167 Enderlin ..................: 158 183 183 .Moulton 212 170 201 Dauser 200 159 163 Totals .. 907 850 912 Hennepin— . ••» v ;-. - /■■■•„:. Parke 144 134 148 Pardis ; 144 137 120 Maithley . 127 148 143 Olnes* 157 157 175 .Fowler 210 125 160 Totals 782 701 746 Noted Bflllardiat Dying. Chicago, Dec. 31.—Eugene Carter, the noted billiardist, and at one time the champion three-cushion player of the world, Is dying at his home in this city. He cannot live many more hours,* as the attending physicians have j given up all hope. I THE MINNr * ik~"~r*~ JOURNAL. the neighborhood of $8,500,000 of groceries in 1901. The local houses confine them selves strictly to groceries and these figures should not be compared with sales by grocery houses in other centers where fruit and in some instances hardware is combined with the grocery line. In dol lars the sales of this year are no larger than in 1892 when prices ruled much higher than now, but the tonnage has been about 15 per cent greater than in 1892. There are fifty-six houses in the territory in which Minneapolis grocery houses are competing for business. The territory of the grocery houses will not be extended. There is a good future for Minneapolis 1901—NEW RECORD—SHIPMENTS 15,934,110 1900 SHIPMENTS 15,082,725 grocery jobbing in the sections now can vassed, and its gradual development will furnish a steady increase in the volume of grocery trade done from this point. Minneapolis dry goods, shoes, hardware and other lines are being sold through the best part of the west. Dry goods and shoes are being shipped to the coast and into the southwest. Hardware goes into every northwestern state to the coast. Many lines manufactured here are now MR. SAVAGE BUYS ONLINE HE HOLDS A PACING RECORD Another Valuable Addition to Mr, Savage's Stables—Price Not Announced. M. W. Savage, Minneapolis' foremost horse fancier, who recently purchased Dl rectum, has secured a valuable addition to his stable in Online, who holds the 4-year old pacing record for the world. The famous stallion was bought yesterday at Goshen, Ind., by H. C. Hersey of this city, and will be shipped to Minneapolis as soon as Mr. Savage can provide accommoda tions for him in his already overcrowded city stable. Horsemen from Lexington, Ky., wanted to give $6,500 for the stal lion, but Mr. Savage's man was there ahead of them. Mr. Savage doesn't know just how much Hersey paid for the horse. Online was bought from Joseph H. Lesh, who paid. $8,000 for him, in 1894. - Online is 11 years old, and his perfect condition warrants the assumption that he has a long life ahead of him. For two years Online held the 2-year-old, record of 2:11. GOING TO BUFFALO Minneapolis Bowlers "Will Attend the Bowling Congress. President Fowler of the Minneapolis Bowling League has practically succeeded in enlisting the financial assistance which will enable a team of Minneapolis bowlers to attend the annual tournament of the American Bowling League at Buffalo, Jan. 20-25. It will take $300 to send the team east. The Brunswick-Balke-Collender company and the Koehler & Hinrichs com pany are interested in the proposition, and Mr. Fowler yesterday succeeded in interesting the Commercial Club. Wal lace G. <Nye of the convention committee of the club will suggest that the club con tribute to the expense of the trip to Buffalo, promising that the club will do all In Its power to secure the next convention of the Bowling congress for Minneapolis, COLDS) I regard my COLD CURE as more valuable ttura a life insurance policy. It not only cures colds in the head, colds in the lungs, colds in the bones, but it wards off dangerous diseases such as grippe, diphtheria, pneumo nia, and consumption.—ilUNYON. 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The spring tradejln all classes of imple ments and vehicles was slow. As soon as the June rains came, the northwest bought rapidly. Last year's machinery trade was good. The figures this year will show a slight increase over fhe best pre vious record. Orfiers were numerous dur ing the latter part of the year, but the inability of the factories to keep up with the demand cut fown the results on ac tual sales. Thete is no feature of the year's business as pleasing to the imple ment men as the fact that their accounts are in .the best shape they ever were. Millions of dollars due Minneapolis im plement houses, carried over from last year, have been paid. Collections never were so satisfactory. Prominent men in the implement traffic estimate that Min neapolis has sold $25,000,000 of farm im plements, machinery and vehicles this year. Furniture Men ProMper. Furniture Is becoming one of the big items in Minneapolis commerce. The factories and jobbers have made a satis factory profit. The volume of business done has about held its own with the best previous record. The first half of the year did not develop any eager buying and the manufacturers were not anxious to crowd the trade until certain of a fair crop in the wheat country. Traffic has been lively during the last six months. 'Minneapolis furniture is now shipped to every part of the -west, and some makes have the call in eastern states. The man ufacturers plan to make Minneapolis as much a resort for furniture buyers as any other furniture market In the country. Chicago, Rockford, 111., and Grand Rapids, Michigan, are the chief competitors for western trade. Several new lines may be added to the list manufactured here next year. This year's crop has Dlaeed the northwest in a position financially where furniture makers are anxious for its trade. Still Better In Prospect. With normal crop conditions in the northwest next summer general jobbing and manufacturing expect a big year. The business of the past four months has brought stocks in retailers' hands down to the minimum, and the spring trade is sure to be brisk. Implement men after sizing up the conditions at the close of 1901 are making big figures on business in prospect next ye«r. Merchants gener ally are In good condition financially. There are three times as many merchants in the northwest who discount their bills as five years ago. More traveling sales men are being added to the staffs of the various houses. Minneapolis feels confi dent that-she can hold her own in all lines can extend her trade. Railway Extensions. Railway extension in the northwestern states has assisted in making 1901 a suc cessful year. The Great Northern, has made two branch extensions in North Da kota. The Soo has built in the Dakotas and in Wisconsin. The Northern Pacific extended farther into western North Da kota. The Omaha opened a valuable line for trade in Wisconsin. 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I^l B^EE 1 I _~7^ 5 ; j | P f'' § '»» ' ■ § LARGEST YEAR'S SALES AND MOST SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS IN THE LUM BER TRADE. apolis jobbers in making a complete inva sion of that section of lowa. The Bent Year for Lumber. The lumber industry is closing its greatest year since the first board was manufactured in Minneapolis. While the mills are unable to equal their big cut of 1899, trade in lumber has been better than ever before. Practically all of the cut, 559,000,000 feet, was sold. The de mand for pine lumber has been so brisk that the mills were short of some grades throughout the entire season. The south west is Minneapolis' best customer in lumber. Orders from the Missouri river country came in large numbers until late in the year. The big demand and the condition of stocks made a gradually ad vancing market. Lumber prices have been the best in the history of the industry, and the showing made by the trade gen erally will'be a big improvement over last year. All things considered, this has been the most satisfactory year's business Min neapolis lumbermen have ever had. The opinion among Minneapolis lumber men is general that Minneapolis mills made their biggest season's cut when they made a score of 598,000,000 in 1899. The cut this year is about 58,000,000 feet be ter than that of ]900. Conditions were favorable this year for a big run and the lumbermen hoped to equal at least the cut of '99, but the log supply with some *> A CLEAN SLATE— NINE-TENTHS OF NORTHWEST'S IN DEBTEDNESS TO MINNEAPOLIS IS WIPED OUT. mills was irregular and the extreme cold weather at the last end of the season eliminated about ten days' run. Some of the manufacturers contend that with favorable conditions the cut of 1902 will equal that of this year, but the estimates made by a majority of the manufacturers give next year a cut of between 475,000, --000 and 500,000,000 feet. Minneapolis will continue to be the principal lumber mar ket of the country for many years, but its lumber cut in the future will probably be New York Athletic association. Entrance money will be wired Saturday. AFTER SKATING HONORS John NilDson Goes Bast to Meet For eiign. ItiifcrK. John Xilsson of Minneapolis, the fastest compared with the figures of '99 as high' mark. Local lumbermen place the cut of Minneapolis mills ten years from now at between 225,000,000 and 250,000,000 feet, It Is believed that for many years Min neapolis will be secure in her position in the markets of the southwest. An event during the year was the effort of coast lumbermen to secure a rate to the Mis souri river to enable them to compete, i but this was unsuccessful. The product of the Minneapolis saw mills is shipped as far east as Pittsburg, and trade in that di rection is growing. As the cut of the lo cal mills grows less lumber from the west will gradually be worked in to supply the demand. It is believed by many lumber men that Minneapolis has a future as a distributing point for coast lumber after her own mills are unable to supply the demands on this market. Wheat and Flour. This has been the best year In the I wheat and flour trade of Minneapolis. The aggregate receipts of wheat for the year amount to 90,543,990 bushels The total receipts for 1900 were about 83, --000,000 bushels, which was 4,500,000 bush els less than the receipts for 1899. This has been the record year in the flour trade. Output and shipments have | increased. The total shipments are 15,- i 934,110, or practically 16,000,000 barrels. The output last year was 15,082,725 bar rels, against 14,291,780 barrels in 1899. The annual output of the Minneapolis mills has grown from 9.000,000 barrels in , 1894 to the magnificent figures of this year. The shipments for 1900 were 14,-' 954,8.06 barrels, which exceeded by 700.000 barrels the shipments of any previous year. Receipts of flax and coarse grains have shown a big increase. This year's re ceipts of flax are 6,987.490 bushels, or practically 7,000,000. Shipments were 3,228,770 bushels. Receipts in 1900 were 5,093,410 bushels, the best record to that time. Shipments last year were 4,005,750 bushels. Minneapolis is now the largest manufacturing point for flax seed products in the United States. Various conditions have operated in the corn market to affect Minneapolis trade in that grain in the past few months, but at that Minneapolis shows a good increase. Corn receipts for 1901 are 7,813,340 bush els; shipments. 2,009,860. This makes a new record in receipts. The figures for 1899 were 7,277,380 bushels; for 1900, 6.502,410. On other coarse grains, the figures for this year are: Oats, receipts, 9,664,270 bushels: ship ments, 3,228,770; barley receipts, 4,980,680; shipments, 2,627,190. Wheat shipments for 1901 are 1,458,130 bushels, as against 10,937,000 in 1900, and 14,763,000 in 1899. Minneapolis flour has conquered no new markets during 1901. It has held its own in all of Its old markets. Ship ments to South America, South Africa, skater in the United States, has gone east, where he will skate several races with well-known Norwegian and Canadian skaters. In January Peter Ostlund and Gunderson, Norway's fastest skaters, will arrive in New York, and they are planning to meet Nilsson. Last winter Gunder son won the amateur championship of Europe, and he is still in the non-profes- England and Holland have been ingly good. Bunkx Have Been Bimy. The total bank clearings for 1901 ar> $626,020,457.42. The 1900 clearings verY $579,994,076.26. Those for the year pre vious were $539,705,249. This shows an [ per cent increase over last year. SLnglf months during 1901 have shown increase> over the same month of last y«ar as hipr't as 36 per cent. Minneapolis on thU year's record will rank high among th<* cities of the United States. Betwee- 1. Minneapolis and Kansas City, It is a dos 4 race for the 1901 record of the middl* west. The car shortage was a feature of Mm neapolis shipping this year more pro nou«ced than at any time in its history From the time that the wheat crop wa; ready for market in September the in ability of all classes of shippers to always secure cars when needed had an effect upon trade figures. The implement an machinery men suffered principally on ac count of inability to secure goods fron the factory as rapidly as needed. Man: orders for lumber had to be passed ovei on the same acocunt. General merchan dise jobbing was fairly well taken care of The flour trade was al3O seriously af fected. A Good Railroad Year. Northwestern railroads have had a verr successful year. The favorable crop re-i suits and general prosperity have c.on 4 tributed a large increase in earnings] The earnings of the Soo have shown succ] a wonderful increase that the road may 1 be on the dividend list next year. The Minneapolis & St. Louis is now regarded one of the best "prospects from a dividenL standpoint in the country. With the Soo ■ I /looa^Mi * SI / 1190000 000 I 1 II BUSHELS 11 83000000|| i U BUSHELS II I !;|||vj i II t i 1 i * ™ • if i \f i li'li ■ -> m i i ■ 9 ■ s: i il w MINNEAPOLIS, THE LARGEST PRIMARY WHEAT MARKET IN THE WORLD, CRK ATES NEW RECORDS ON RECEIPTS OFj ALL GRAINS. on the list, all northwestern roads will I" I dividend payers. This has a favorable ef- . feet upon the general standing and ci ] of the northwest. Railroads, manufaomr I ers and wholesalers in every line, as weL , as the retail interests of Minneapolis are looking ahead to a big record in 1902. —W. E. Davis. sional class. Ostlund lived In Minneapo lis eight years ago and was seen here in skating and bicycle races. Before return- I ing to Minneapolis, Nilsaon will skate at I the international championship meeting" at Montreal. i Out of every three persons struck byl lightning two recover.