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BUSIER AND BOOS RULE HIGHF/i
Poultry Easing Off on Most Lines
Cheese List Shows Increased Firm
ness and ActivityFruit Trade Fair
ly Active, with Arrivals from the
While butter shows a higher range for the
close of tl\e week thau at the opening. Indica
tions seem to be that ^alue8 are at high-water
mark for the present. The local situation Is on
a good basis at present figures, but there seems
to be no favorable pointing to further advances.
In the east, reserve June stocks are being drawn
upon, and this is cutting somewhat Into the de
mand for fresh-made goods, and lending less
i strength to the market on the latter. The
demand for dairies Is still of good proportions,
and at the higher range are cleaning up veiy
satisfactorily to the trade. Packing stock Is
I hardly as active as at the opening of the week,
as quotations have reached a point where some
buyers have -withdrawn from the field.
Eggs show a considerable falling off in re
i ceipta, and this la as much responsible for ths
advance as any other feature. Itetallers aie
buying in a more conservative manner, and stocks
1 are not kept any more closely cleaned up thau
at the lower figures. Cold-storage stoek'18 not
being withdrawn as yet, us holders are looking
lor 20c or better. Some shading is offered on
1 csrlots, but on twenty to fifty case lots a stiffer
price is held for. The trade generally are looking
I for a profitable jcar on eggs, and are likely to
hold firmly for their price, which will be favor-
able to price on current production.
The cheese list is showing increased activity,
and values are on the upward grade on several
makes. Llmburger is not in heavy supply, while
the demand is of very good proportions. Out
1 side dealeiB aie getting next to the fact that
fancy twins and fiats could not hold to the smn
mer range, and are now laying in a good sup
ply, which Is giving a brace to what Is already
n advancing market. Best guides are in
most active lequost, but fair to good lines are
lecelvlng more than oullnary attention. Young
Americas are also a favorite and held fully as
firmly as any line on the list.
Heavy ariivals of bens all the week have
caused values to sag, but the bottom seems to
have been about leached. Too many thin,
scrawny hens have been foiw arded for the good
of the market. Young stock has also been foiced
lower, but the decline is much lighter than on
old stock. Turkeys, ducks and geese are quiet,
but a cool turn to the weather will give them
There is a good call for dressed meats, and the
week has developed no particular features out
side of the hog maikot, which has advanced
sharply. Veal trade lies been %eij btitisfactoiy
all the week, supplj and demand running close
together. Same conditions have also ruled on
mutton and lambs.
Potatoes show no price changes for the week.
Talk of rot is still rampant In main districts,
but the trade hardly look for e.vtieme pi Ices on
the fall business.
The demand for fruits Is of very good propor
tions, largely encouraged by the coinpaiathely
low range of pi Ices on all west-coast fruits Re
ceipts will run light from now on, and as soon
as present supplies are cleaned up a much higher
range can be looked for until the season Is
over. Bartlett penis aie virtually out of the
market, but there are fall offoilngs of the later
varieties from the oast Several cars of New
York Duchess and other bauel peais have come
in during the week and are going out finely to
Oranges and lemons rule quiet and featureless.
Sizes are getting shoit on oranges, and latitude
should be allowed when oideiing Bananas con
tinue cheap and holding their own In flue shape.
Cranberries have nettled to a steadv basis. De
mand is Just fair, btijers so far only taking
stock In a small wnj.
The fall apple business has not as yet de
veloped much strength. Orders are for current
use, but later varieties aro beginning to coma
In A moderate ranggrOt "values fs ijooWl for,
and'the biggest apple ^business1
Bl TTEK Receipts yesterday, 23,598 pounds
creameries, extra, lO^e creameries, firsts. ITc
creameries, seconds, 14c dairies, e\tias, 17c
dairies,, flists, 18c, dairies, seconds, 12c, icno
\ated e\tia. 15c, packing stock, Offline.
EGGSReceipts jesteidai. 212 e.ises, candled,
doz. cases included, 18c fresh, current receipts,
case count, cases included. $4 75. cold stor
age. No 1. carlots. 10c, storase paid to Jan 1,
dirties, pc- case of 30 doz. $2 70, seconds, per
case of 30 doz, $3 45 checks, per crate of ao
TIIEL'.snTwins or flats fanev, loyc twins
flats, choice, SfdSVuC, twins or flats", fair to
good 5c old, fair to good, 4rhGe, daisies, twins
or flats, old, fancy, Oe twins flats, fancy,
loc daisies, twins or Hats choice, 8^rrt!)c
\oung Ameileas, fancy in tiuality and regular
in style, lie, \ouns Americas, choice, 8r?0c
brick. No. 1, 12c brick. No 2, !c brick No
efajfli/je llir-buiger, No. 1, 12c, llmburger, No!
2. 5(t10c prlmost, No 1, 7'/,c, prlmost, No.
2,, 5c tmsost, No. 1, 8c, pultost. No. 1. Oftt
D^c, Swiss, fancy, loaf, l.lUif/Me, Swiss
block Swiss, choice block Swiss,13c.
fancj. loi)3 make, 10c
1.. (ft 12c
PIGEONSTnme live, young or old, doz, 75c
flead, doz, 60c, squabs, neste-s, ftinev si lected
Jive or dead, doz, 73c, small, poor" and thin''
LIVE POUr/rUYTurkejs. 12c, hens, fat. 7A
(ffOe thin, 7c, roosteis. :,c, ducks
"SS per lb
10lie brolleis, 14 to 2 lbs, lie.
DRESSED MEVTSVeal, fan -y. lb. 8c f.ur
to sood. i siuUl or oveiweight, 3J,M mutton
f'lno 6K@0c lambs, milk, fancj, 8c, thin'
adbitc hogs 6g7r
BEANSQuotations Include sacks Fancy
iiavv, per bu, $2 ihoicp navy, $1.00, utdium
medium, fair. $1.25, me
dium, ml\e and dlrtj. Ii5@75c. fant-v
?J "j!" D10"d'.
al good $'! Lima
$2.50browCalifornia.- 1 Wealthy
?2.50(fS2 iB, cooking, per brl. $2 25, t-iabanples
fanci, $1.25, common bu. 256875c
OIt\N(iESLate Valenciaa. all sizei $4P4.50
LrMONSCalifornia, fancy, as to size $4 25-
choice. $4 Mrssiuas. $1 50@4 Vordillis, 300s!
$4: 300s $4 SO.
l'EARSNew York. brl. S4 50.
FISHPickerel 5c, bullheads. O cr.ipple*
eftsO'ftc pike. 7@Sc sunflsh, perch and smull
C-VBBAGLNew, latge crates, $1 25 pel ton
POTATOESPer bu, 40c.
ONIONSDr.v. per 100 lbs. 00c (Sl$l.
DRIED PEASKancj vellow. bu. $1.60 me
alum. $1.20 green, fancy, $150, medium. $115-I be, at' their price
HONEYEttra fancy white. 1-lb sections. 12c-
fancy white. 1-lb sections, lie choice white
1-lb sections. Oc, amber. 10c goldenrod. loc
extracted white. In cans, 7c extracted am
WEST COAST FTtUTIS California peaches.
box, 75@SGc plums, crate, 75cS$l fancy
D. O. HAOEN,
Member of Chamber of Commerce.
Receiver and Shipper of
HAT, GRAIN AND MILLSTUFFS
GAR LOTS ONLY.
215 Godfrey Block, Corner Third Street and
Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis.
E A. BROWN & CO.
Consignments Solicited. Prompt Returns
pears, box, $1.73ri?2,30 grapes, Malagas, crate,
1 2" Tokas $1.00.
UK A PESConcords, basket, 20c.
CUANBEKniES Cape Cod, brl. $6.25.
MELONSCantaloups, crate, 75c I-iock Nofd,
crate. $2.50. gems. 1-3-bu basket. 40c.
SWEET POTATOESJerseys, brl. $tt.50.
BAN*AN ASJumbo bunches, $3ft$3.23 large
bunches, $2 500(12.75 medium bunches, $22.50.
NEW VEGETABLESBeans, string, bu. 75c
beans, wax, mi. Toe beets, mi, 5ut: carrots,
bu, oOe cauliflower, doss. 75c@$l celery, 25
3()c corn, gieen, doz. S@loc cucumbers, dois,
25c egg Plant doz. fl(ft 1.23: garlic, 10@12V4e
lettuce, doz, 15c lettuce heads. 25e mint, doz,
4oe onions, do* bunches, 151120c: parsley, doss,
2.V ladishes. round, doz bunches, 15@20c
lutnbagas. bu, 35c Minnsh, doss. $firstname.lastname@example.org to
matoes, fancy, bu. 75tR80c turnips, bu, 0c
watercress, Co/., i)0e.
CHICAGO PRODUCE, Oct. 1.Butter, steady
creameries, 14fii20e dallies, 13(c(17c. Kgp.
steady at mi.rk cases Included. U@li%c.
Cheese, firm daisies. lOfulOVjc twins, O^'f?
0V'-c Yoiw American. 10c. Live poultry,
steady ehic-Kens. 0Me spiiugs. 10%c tur
kevs, 12c Potatoes, weak rurals. 33@40c.
red and White. 33e. Wisconsin. 33(^a6c. \eal,
easy: 50 to 60-pound weights. 4%@oc: 63 to
73-pound 'weights, B^Oc 80 to 123-pound
(a 7 Mjc.
NEW YORK PRODUCE. Oct. 1.Butter, firm,
unchanged leoeipts. 4.106 pkgs Cheese unlet,
unchanged, receipts. 5.327 pkgs weekly ex
poits. 550 bo\es. Eggs, easy receipts. 6.541
pkgs: state. Pennsj lvanla and near-b
selected, 28C(30c, white extra
"for 3 ears is ex-
pected the next two months Transcendent
crabapples are virtually out of the maiket, but
there Is a good suppl.\ of Hyslops, which will
fill the bill for a short time
Concord grapes are proving good selleis Stock
Is now well matured and sweet Stocks of
sweet pototoes are 1 educed to Jerseys
Official quotations of the Minneapolis
Produce Exohange, corrected up to 12 m.,
Saturday, Oct. 1.Butter, firm. Eggs,
steady. Poultry, steady, Veal, firm.
western fancj selected, 2iy,@22c
CHICAGO PROVISIONS, Oct. l.Small re
ceipts at the yards caused a fair demand tor
provisions, chiefly from shorts. Jammry pout
was up 7 W to 10c, at $13.20 to $13 22%. Lard
was up 2v,@3c, at $7.45, and advanced to
$7.4714. Klbs were up 2'ic, at ?0.87V4.
Close PorkOctober, $11.80: December,
$11.63, January. $13.32",: May. 13. W.
Close Lai-d. October. $7.67 V2 November.
$7.07%^ December, $7.52^ January, $7.57%.
Close! *'hlbs, October, $7.80 January $0.90
(g.ti.02M May, $7.05.
IMPROVEMENT THE WORD
NPW York Oct 1 Bradstreefs of today says: centage of the Increase In commission business
The woi l' "immovement" summarires briefly which has attended the return of sound market
the course of trade nd general industry this conditions. A tour of the financial district dls-
week Altho the movements, as for a time past.t closed the fact that a number of firms whose
are along eov-ei vatlve lines, the undertone "exchange connections have been severed are still
icported moie ojtlnil^ic than at any previous
te,,.Q thia Qon.. Heinous for this are found in .,,B
a tendeiicj to cnlaij-e _.
crop \lelds, more activity In pig Iron and bet
tei collections, based upon an enlarged crop
movement, (onflimiitlon of these reports is
found in 'ndl.-atej increases In bank clearings,
the east helps business
handling It Water transportation to the eastern
seaboaid is oelng considered. Eastern trade
shows a fainv 'ood tone on rather better In
dustilal outlook and the reports of better trade
coming from ihe west and south.
Among the Industrials the features are the
better bujing of pis lion and firmer prices
foi the furiwi! product. That moderate im
provement has occuued in the cruder forms and
mav spiead to the finished lines Is now generally
conceded Labor troubles are credited with the
([uletness shown in lumber at the east. North
western advices are that the lumber cut the
ctmiiig winter will be a light one. Coal Is
inther moie active, but bituminous prices arc
still low and not satlsfactoiy. Eastern manu
facturers of shoes report good, steadj- orders
and laicer shipments than of late but eastern
shipments aie below last year Leather is cmlet
and curtailment is still a feature, altho prices
ate stiong Hides are verj- firm.
W heat. Including flour exports for the week
ending .Sept 2!), aggregate 1.188.293 bu against
864.373 last week. 6.092.681 this week last year,
870,57K in 1902, and 6,195,740 in 1001. From
Jul} 1 to date the exports aggregate 17,462,783
bu, against 40 207,302 last year, 65,880,713 iu
1902, and 80,322 854 !n 1901.
Corn export-, for the week aggregate 700,862.
bu, asaiust 607.300 last week, 1,123.871 a year
ago, 141 423 In 1902, and 907,024 111 1001. From
Jul} 1 to date the exports of corn aggregate
7 537,531 bu. against 12 729,131 in 1903, 1,133,-
150 in 1002. i,nd 12 132 610 iu 1001.
Business failures in the I'nitecl States for the
week ending Seitt 28 number 170, against 203
last week. 152 in the Hive week in 1003, 164 in
10U2 175 in ISM, and 177 lu 1000.
In Canada failures for the week number 21
as against 27 last week and 10 in this week
a jear ato.
Toward the close of last week the buff market
WHS somewhat unsettled iu consequence of a
small ti.tna tion taking place at a slight de
cline, end in which only part of the truth was
told and to that extent the report was mis
leading, altho It undo ibtedly las had the effect
of causing t.mneis to lower their bids and to
some extent produce a more quiet market, says
the Shoe and I,eathei Reporter. At outside
points, however prices are being pretty strongly
maintained and one or two more recent sales
here has tended to steady the market. Receipts
are still ve:v small.
No 1 steers free of brands and grubs, 60 lbs
and up. have been sold In a few instances in
less thaa carlots at 10Vic No. 2. OVic. but It
would be difficult to bin a straight carlot under
No 1 cows, free of brands and grubs, 60 lbs
and up sold to the extent of one car at the
close of Inst week at 10c: No. 2. Oc, and the
Inner made similar bids to other dealers, which
were not acceited, mainly fiom the fact thev
did not have the hides.
r.randed t-teeiH and cows are In only limited
offeuugs Mixed lots of country hides are held
at Oc flat but probably would not bring over
8 c\ A prime run of steers are quotable at
10c flat and cows 0c to O^c.
No 1 buffs, fiee of brands and grubs. 40 to
60 lbs. have sold in a quotable market way
at 10c, No 2. Oc. and even Oi^c was bid for a
stiaight car of No. 2s. The.-e was one transac
tion made wherein a part of a car that was al
most entiielv No 1 sold at 0"Hc in connection
with a similar quantity of country packer hides
on private terms which were supposed to be
sufficient to make nmends for thu concession on
the other ^nrt of the transaction. The sale of
the few buffs at 0 ftc was heralded far and
wide and to some extent it InCuenced buj ers
actions but other dealers having later sold at
10c ,iml Oe. and with a few hides on hand,
were not Inclined to offer freelv.
No 1 evtiemos 25 to 40 lbs. continue scarce
and wanted, as 10V,e was bid for choice car at
the close of last week, but most dealers are
sold consider! blv nhpad, altho o\\o accepted a bid
foi car to be delivered two weeks hence.
Bulls are In demand and were secured in
two instances of less than carloodi at 8%e and
7v,e on selection but in another instance a
full carload brought 8'4c flat.
No. 1 kins 15 to 25 lbs. are wanted In ex
cess of supply, and in consequence dealers are
all sold more or less ahead. Desirable stock
will command 1iyi(cj12c and mixed lots 1lV
No. 1 calfskins, 8 to 15 lbs, are still firn.lv
held hre at 14c. but lending tanners are stand
ing bv their bids of 13i/,c altho they are unable
to bin on that bisls. We hear of some lots
In oi'tside cities selling at 13%c. but the mar
ket heie is reaching a point where some tradimr
na oon be expected, and sellers think It will
Good country skins have
sold in carlot 13%c. Deacons are sold ahead
nt 70c for light skins and 00@02i^c for heavy.
Slimks are worth 40c.
Xo 1 horsehidrs are not salable above $3.63.
as it Is difficult to sell butts at over 00c on ac
count of the low price paid in Kussi.i.
THE SITUATION IN WOOL.
Vmerlcnn Wool and Cotton Reporter.
The September auctions of colonial wools
opened in I/Ondon on Tuesday of this week with
net available offei lusts of onlv 85.000 bales, as
compmed with 140.000 bales at the correspond
ing sales of last venr. Of these 85.000 bales.
?r,rt^-rnS%^ar than absorb that percentage, it Is evident that
Vmerlca's wants are not likely to be satisfied,
and that for such wools as we do secure high
prices will be paid The character of the
opcnlntr indicated that prices are to remain
on a high level, for. altho offerings were not
of the best, there was good competition, and.
as. eompftirrt with the closing rates at the July
auctions prices for merino were quoted at from
par to "t per cent advance.
The firm tone which the market In London
shows after the steaflr advance of the past
year is indicative of the strength of *he wool
Kitimtlon. cenerallv, and la likely, to be re
flected in Increased confidence on the part of
Voldeis of wool at home. As to onr local mar
kets, the demand for wool has continued active
and prices are strong. During the past week
some large lines of territorial wools have heen
moved, and there lsr evidence of speculation
among dealers themselves, especially In scoured
wools "The rapiditv with which consumers
have taken the new wools linfl resulted In such
material eduction In availnhle supplies that
a number of the houses are actually sold out on
many kinds and varieties, notablv Staple Mon
tana*. Oregons. Irtabos and others and with
the laree consumption of wool now In progress
and Ith evidence of a aood heavyweight senson,
indications pre that ,all desirable wool* will be
absorbed before the next clip comes on the mar
ket Reftrts from the goods msrket are gen
erally satisfactory, and taken altogether, tlw
nt nituatlnn is considered as.being A very
THESE WALL STREET PARASITES
And Today Are Waxing Fatter Than
EverMany Patrons Enow Fully
the Character of the ShopsBull
Talk from John W. Gates and Jef
ferson LevyThe Rich Waldorf
Crowd Also Very Optimistic as to
the Stock Market.'
Special to The Journal.
New York, Oct. l.g-Men who have an Intimate
knoweldge of affalrf in the financial district
assert that the business of the bucketshops, far
from having been checked by the recent furor
against irregular trading in both stock exchanges
and disciplinary measures taken by the govern
ing authorities of those institutions, is going on
in much the same manner as before, and has
greatly Increased in volume during the two or
three months since the expulsions were made.
It has been frequently observed of late that
the prediction made at the time that the fuss
over these despised but exceedingly prosperous
parasites of the stock market would blow over
has been fulfilled. It is not denied that the
expulsion of several members from the exchanges
and the sharp warning served on others against
whom the evidence was not* sufficiently con
clusive to warrant more drastic action have liad
a certain effect, namely, that fictitious trading Is
carried on much less openly and with much lest*
of the appearance of official sanction than was
the case at one time, but brokers are convinced
that the bucketshops are receiving a large per-
do Dns nPB
are preparing to ro
the continence of P^^^'f "X^es^of ^in was of a spectacular nature, yet notwith
standing the wide publicity given to Its methods
and principles it is said to be assured a satis
factory volume of business.
It is a fttCt well_ known_ that a ednalderable
both in New York and utside thereof, as com-|hody of speculators desire a bucketsnop service
pared with September a year aso and including
an increase of 3 per cent In S
lugs ovei thet me time In 1003 A striking 1
^_ u. _. i *-n
perfectly whaty sort of a game
they ar playing Itwell I etiuall true that these
extenBlv wlr B8tem 8 ou ltn
*t& geneTallf Ts *&? thl S*~Sn y
A ear will dose better than it began.
Notable fatuies are the Improvement in job- women who believe that their orders mp honestly
blng tndc at nearly all western points In dry executed, and that they can take down their
goods, shoes, groceries, millinery. hardware,
paints and dings. Reports of better collections
are very general Warmer weather tends to re
tuid ictaii trade somewhat but on the whole
helns ciops to mature better than was at one
time hoped. Southern trade feelR the effect of
the mold movement of cotton to market and
the Jobbing demand and easier collections. Pa
cific coast trade shows some expansion tho heavy
rains In California have been damaging to grass
i f-"-cwinningosmusltb depennd profite on their from me and
paper profits whenever they please.
"ff i^^S^S tel 221
A beavj demand for wheat for shipment to
Gates and "Jeff" Levy"""!!-
The publication of a bullish interview with
John W. Gates declaring that should go
higher, and saying that he was particularly a be
liever in the future of stee trade, attracted
some attention fro th Bullish inter-
vlew fro ta
tllnt Hl 1Mm _*
elates were selling or trying to get an oppor
tunity to sell. Two of the occasions on which
such interviews came from the source in ques
tion were October, 1002, and June, 1903.
Jefferson Levy, a well-known speculator,
who has just returned from Europe, Is very en
thusiastic regarding conditions in the United
States. He sa}s that In his opinion the wheat,
corn and cotton crops should be regarded as ex
cellent, and he believes that tho actual coin
crop will be considerably In excess of 2,000,000,-
OOO bu. He says that conditions in Canada
along the lines of the Canadian Pacific are par
The "Waldorf Crowd."
The sentiment of the Waldorf party Is decid
edly optimistic and even more confidence in the
the future of the market Is manifested than at
auy time during the recent upward movement.
The Atchison onnual report has been freely dis
cussed by prominent rallrocd men who are in
town and by financiers. While It fs expected
that an effort may be made to construe Presi
dent Ripley's request for additional capital as
a bear argument on the company's stock, It is
pointed out that he does not ask for more money
On the lines already established, but to develop
territory adjacent to the main line. The opin
ion is expressed that the need of money for these
purposes is evidence of the rapid growth of the
west and this feature of Mr. Rlple.Vs report
is to be regarded as extremely favorable.
S. S. Schroff.
NEW YORK PROVISIONS, Oct. 1.Beef
quiet family. $10.50(311.50 packet, $9.50
DEMAND FOR HORSES
LIKELY TO CONTINUE ACTIVE DESPITE. ALL
The question is frequently raised whether the
present demand for good horses will become a
permanent feature of the Industry, says the
Dally Drovers' Journal. So many radical changes
In motorpower have been Inaugurated which in
directly aim to supplant the use of horses that
breeders frequently are timid about enlarging
their operations. Judging from the movement
of horses thus far the current season, theic
will be a strong future demand for commercial
horses us characterizes the present consumption.
In some classes, instead of consumption declin
ing, it has agreeably expanded the current year.
This is particular^ true as to the broader de
mand for draft horses.
At the Chicago market the fiscal year all
previous price records have been broken and
draft animals have sold as high as $660. The
heavy business horse has not only successfully
met all competition, but alpo has met a more
urgent Inquiry ajid sold at higher valueB than
at any time in the history of the Industry.
The trend of industrial development fore
shadows a broader consumption of heavy draft
horses. The paving of cities makes possible the
transportation of five and six-ton loads, which
requires increased weight and muscular powyr
ip draft horses. The transformation In agricul
tural operations has created Increased demand
for heavy draft animals. Where the farmer
formerly was content with a walking plow that
turned a single furtow, today on the same farm
he is riding a gang plow that turns three fur
rows. The farmer until recentlj- cut his corn
by hand: today he harvests the crop with a
horse-power machine. Improved labor-saving ma
chinery is being used on farms which requires
heavy horses to operate, and the general trend
of industrial development calls for the Increased
use of heavv draft horses. The draft animal
is helping solve the labor pioblem. Present and
prospective industrial expansion contemplates
the enlarged use of the heavy commercial horses,
and breeders take no risks In enlarging their
operations, as the supply promises to be lesa
than the demoiid for many years to come.
NOT MANY SHORTHORNS.
PROBABLY LESS THAN 100,000
COUNTRY, ALL TOLD.
& *to AMT anTa^ir ^"SS^ffi S^ "va^ne a't
ore VSoT-SM^ t't f^i
oneap Bates tottieSouthwest.
The Chicago Great Western Eailway
will, on September 20th, October 4th
and 18th, sell tickets to points in Tex
as, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and
New Mexico at extremely low rates.
For further information apply to E.
H. Heard. General Agent, corner Nicol
let and Fifth street, Minneapolis.
Carey's Cement Roofing better than
netal or pitch and gravel. Always
flexible. Never rusts out or cracks
Both phones 376. See W. S. Nott
Do you like good coffee? Ask for
McLaughlin's Coffee. It is the best
and sold at reasonable prices.
McLaughlin & Co., Chicago Importers.
Indianapolis and Return, $18.50, via
the North-western Line.
Tickets will be on sale Oct. 3-4-5.
For further information call on J. O.
O'Brien, 0. T. A., 600 Nicollet avenue.
CATTLE PENS FULL i
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS LOWER
THAN FOR YEARS.
Hogs Off 20c to 25c Since Tuesday, an
Some Dealers Look for a Still Lower
Range LaterLambs 10c to 15c
Lower for the Week, but Sheep Not
Materially ChangedNews of the
South St. Paul Market.
South St. Paul, Oct. 1.Receipts of livestock
at South St. Paul market foi the first 'five dayb
this week totaled 15,310 cattle, 822 calves,
0,120 hogs and 17,581 sheep, compared with
13.760 cattle, 905 calves, 7,0(7 hogs and 24,770
sheep last week and 16,047 cattle, 015 calves,
8,114 hogs and 36,857 sheep the corresponding
week last year.
All markets have been, heavily supplied with
cattle this week, and receipts here liuve heeu
the laigest of the year. The heavy receipts aud
decliues east forced further declines.
In the Hue of beef aud butcher cattle, arrivals
have been largely common to fair quality. Not
cuough native butcher steers are coming to
test prices, and strictly good to choice western
beeves, by reason of their scarcity, have held
about steadj with last week's closing. Ou the
general run of native andrw,'esteru butcher stock,
the market has been dull and lower, closing
fully 10@15c under a week ago. The decliues
have been sharpest on common killing steers
and fair to pretty good cow stuff. The latter
show a loss of 40@5Oc from ruling prices of two
Best western steers here this week sold at $4,
tho choice would commaud a higher figure. A
few fat cows and heifers sold slightly above $3,
but the bulk of the she stuff has beeu of com
mon to rair quality, and sold between $2 and
$2.50. Canners and cutters show less loss,
not having declined more than 10@20c during
the past two weeks. All indications are for
llberul receipts for some weeks to coule, aud lit
tle Improvement in values is anticipated. Bulls
closed tht week at 10(gil5e decline. Veal calves
sold practically steady all week.
Receipts of stock and feeding cattle ha^e been
very heavy and pi Ices down to the lowest point
111 years. A large quota of the supply was
composed of commonlsh stockers and very few
steers weighing 000 pounds or under sold as
high as $2.25, while many fair kinds went at $2.
Heavy western feeders of desirable killing qual
ity sold up to $3.25, but the bulk of the 700 to
000-lb cattle of fair to good quality crossed the
scales at $2.25(JJ 2.50. Stock heifers were about
10c lower, the bulk going from $1.50 to $1.75.
HOGSThe week opened with a 5c higher
hog market, which was followed by a fully
steadj trade on Tuesday. Since Tuesday the
market has declined 2o@25c in sympathy with
sharp breaks elsewhere. The decline came on
schedule time, and there is nothing bright In
future prospects. While It is doubtful If re
ceipts are large enough for the next week or two
to permit of much more loss, hogs will be com
ing freely now most any time, and values are
pretty ceitaln to seek a lower level.
SHfciEPNo quotable change has been noted
In the market for desirable killing sheep this
week, tho Indications are lor liberal runs aud a
lower trend In prices for the near future. Lambs
are selling about 1015c lower thau a W-eek
ago. AJost of the good, fat native ewes have
sold around $3.25, aud a fair class to slaughtei
from $3 to $3.15. Fat western wethers sold up
to $3.60, and a choice heavy class, suitable for
the e.xport trade, would command more money.
The bulk of the good, fat lambs sold from $4 65
to $4.75, and a few of choice quality reached $5,
altho there was no reliable demand for lambs
at any time during the week above $4.85. The
btocker and feeder trade has been less active
and the market burely steady.
Estimated receipts at the Union stockyards to
day. Cattle, 975 calves, 25, hogs, 050 sheep,
3,150 horses, 48. Cars, 76.
The following table shows the receipts and
shipments from Jan. 1, 1004, to date, as com
pared with the same period in J003:
Year. Cattle. ^Calves. Hogu.' Sheap. Cars.
1904... 181,330 28,682 024,26$ 410,185 ltTloO
4.003... 165,626 35,406 400,845 648,563 15,370
Inc., 15,704 124,410 67,622 1,786
The following table shows the receipts for the
mouth of September, as compared with the same
period In 1003
Cars. 2.SOS 2,062
Official leceipts for the past week are as fol
Date Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheey. Cais.
Sept. 2a 087
Sept. 24 260
Sept. 25 5,090
Sept 26 4,444
Sept. 27 2,047
Sept. 28 1,240
Sept. 29 684
1,012 1,6:52 3,001 1,858 1,208 1,648
calves steady. Good to!
The number of Shorthorns in this country is
estimated to be 250,000, but I think there are
not more than 100,000. nil told, says W. A.
Hairlson in the Live Stock World. People fail
to take account of such periods as 1880-1800,
when the pure-bred cattle business was at low
ebb. Hundreds of breeders, finding the busi
ness of breeding unprofitable, sold their stock as
giade cattle and let them go for beef purposes.
Whole herds In Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Illi
nois were disposed of In this manner and all
efforts to keep account of pedigrees were aban
doned. Thus many were lost to record alto
gether. Another thing to be taken Into con
sideration in regard to the supply of Shorthorn
cattle In this country is the fact that the life
of an active pure-bred Rhorthoin bull, when al
lowed to run with grade herds, is very short
usually not over four years. After that time
he generally goes to market fat and his career
5,7:52 2,883 4,576
BIG HOG MOVEMENT
EARLY STRENGTH THIS WEEK,
BUT LATER DECLINE.
Feeders Now Willing to Buy a Little
More Liberally, Feeling Assured of
Corn Enough to Care for Stock
Killing Cattle PlentifulThe Week
at the Sioux City Yards.
Kailroads entering the yards reported receipts
for the day by loads as folhjws. Chicago Gieat
Western, 1 Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul,
Minneapolis & St. Ixmig, 2 Chicago, St. Paul.
Minneapolis & Omaha, 4 Great Northern, 20
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy, 3 Northern Pa
cine, .10 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 2
Disposition of stock Friday, Sept. 30
Switt & Co
W. K. Mci'ormick..
W. G. Bronsou
Slimmer & Thomas,
Country buyers 346
25 So 2(i
811 1,642 "GOI
Av. Wt. Av. Cost. Price Range.
235 230 23b 221 21S
r.7 5.S.J 5.7ti
choice feeders weak
10c lower. Others and stiwck cattle largely 13a
to 20c lower than at last week's closing.
Butcher Cows and Heifers15. 1,015 lbs,
$2.40: 2. 8.15 lbs, $2.23 S, 902 lbs, $2.20 12, 957
Cutters and Canners4, 1,082 lbs. $2: 1, 920
lbs. $1.75 1, 810 lbs, $1.50 9, S04 lbs, $1.25.
Butcher Bulls1. 1,010 lbs, $2.50 J, 1,500
lbs, $2,10 1, 1,240 lbs, $l.r5 1, 1,070 lbs. $1.00.
Veal Calves-1, 140 lbs. $4.73 1, 210 lbs, $4
1, 200 lbs, $3.50 2, 320 lbs, S3.
Stock Feeding Steeis18, 907 lbs, $2.70 22,
885 lbs. $2.50. 5, 012 lbs, $2.10. 13. 860 lbs,
$2.23. 8. 801 lbs, $2.10 9, ,765 lbs, $2 8, 464
Stock Cows and Heifers1. 820 lbs, $2 4, 6S5
lbs, $1.70. 4, 062 lbs, $1.00: W lbs, $1.50.
Sotck Feeding Bulls-^1, .760 lbs, $1.60 2, 720
lbs. $1.50 1. 410 lbs. $1.25.
Milch Cows and Springers1 cow, $27 1 cow,
1 calf. $25.
SheepReceipts fairly- liberal. Arrivals al
most entirely westerns billed thru. Tendency
In market toward weakness, altho not enough ou
sale to test prices. Desirable killing sheep sold
about steady all week. Lambs closing loc to 15c
lower. Stocker and feeder trade less active thuu
lecently and rices weaker. Sales:
Killing Sheep and Lambs7 lambs, 104 lbs,
$4.65 11 lambs, 99 lbs, $4 6 ewes, 105 lbs, $3.
Stockers tvnd Feeders6 ewes, 101 lbs, $2.75.
Among the shippers on the market were: K. 1).
Cooper, Cascade, Mont. J. B. Lans, Nashua,
Mont. F. Griffith, Glendive, Mont. Lowe Bros.,
Jamestown, N. V. Sol Bland, Hampton Zleske
Bros., Traverse D. Blendefman, Java. S. D.
Ryan & Co., Waseca Schank Packing Co.,
Miakopee E. J. Foetise. Carver J. M. Couaughy,
Maiden Rock L. S. Co., Maiden Rock. Wis.
helsert and Williabs, Kensell. Iowa.
ST. LOT/IS LIVESTOCK, Oct. 1.CattleRe^
ceipts, 300, including 200 J?exans market-,
steady. Beef steers, $email@example.com stockers and
feeders, $2@3.G0 cows and heifers, $2.25@4.
HogsReceipt*. 2.000 market, strong. Pigs
and lights, S4.50ir.80 packers, $firstname.lastname@example.org'
butchers and best heavy, $email@example.com.
Sheep-x-Recelpt, none market, none on sale.
MIDWAY HOKSE MARKET, Minnesota Trans
fer, St. Paul, Oct. 1 Barrett &, Zimmerman
report that sale* Were confined to tpe heavier
and better classes of horses. Carlot sales were
few today. Retail traRF jfas fair. Values
Drafters, extra, $180#225 drafters, choice.
$1-)5I180 drafters, ltttm&i to good. $125
lf55 "farm maresx extra. $130gl55 farfa mares,
choice. $110@130 tava mares, common to good,
Sioux City Stock Yards, Sioux City, Oct. 1.
Receipts of cattle for the week foot up cloBe
to 0,000 head., which is 500 less than were re
ceived the previous week. The stocker and
feeder market lias beeu fairly satisfactory, tak
ing the liberal marketing into consideration.
While the good quality stockers and heavy feed
ers sold at a strong figure, the lighter weight
sVers and. lu fact, all grades of cattle on tne
luVrior order sold at a wider margin. Values
ou inis clS^s of stuff close the week 10 to 15
cents lower than last. The assurance of a
big corn crop in this section of the country
brought into the market a large number of
buyers for feeders to go into the feed lot, and
the best of the offerings, averaging 1,000 to
1,200 pounds, sold at $3.35 to $3.60. The 800
to 1,000-pound cattle, comprising the larger
share of the receipts this week, sold fairly
well at $3 to $3.30. while the common to fair
700 to 000-pound steeis changed hands at $2.50
to $3. Yearliue steers were in very limited
supply and the demand was about able to take
care of the offeiings at $2.25 to $3. The de
maud for stock heifers showed a little improve
ment over last week, but prices weie no bet
ter than those paid at the close of last week,
or at $1.50 to $2.60. Late in the week the
market was not so good on yearlings and stock
heifers, aud It was- on this class of stuff that
most of the weakness was felt. Dealers have,
manager Ja effect a good clearance and are in
a position to take care of the liberal market
ing expected the coming week.
The marketing of killing cattle has been lib
eral and supplies have been well taken care of
at this point. The bulk of the marketing has
comprised she stuff, with the exception of a
few loads of range steers and a load of dry
fed beeves The range steers sold at $3.25 to
$3.60, while $5 was paid for a load of dry
fed 1,181-pound beeves. The butcher stock mar
ket has shown a weaker feeling turnout the
waek, 0WI5- to the liberal marketing, and prices
close the week'with values 15 to 25 cents lower
than the close of last. The best of the offer
ing* sold at $2.50 to $3, while the big share
of the cows and heifers changed hands at $2.20
to $2.40 and canneis and cutters at $1 to1 $2.
HOGSThe run of hogs has been fairly liberal
and with 13,700 011 sale receipts show a gain of
1,700 over last week. The month of September
just closed, ..bowed receipts of hogs at 65,800
head, or a etain of 13,428 over the corresponding
month of last year. The market for the week
opened up with hogs showing a liberal advance
and the high point of the week and month was
leached on Tuesday, with an average cost of
85.81%, which was 15c jigher than the close of
last week and 71c Higher than the opening day
of September. Since that time the packer*, have
been very bearish, clalning that nogs are out of
line with provisions, the market has been down
ward and the advance earlj in the week was
more than lost. Sales close the week with hogs
selling at $firstname.lastname@example.org, or 20c lower than the high
point of Tuesday and a nickel lower than the
close of last weet.
Receipt'., cattle, 200 hogs, 1,500.
HogsStrong. Sales: 62, 290 lbs, S5.G0 68,
262 lbs. 5.05 58, 240 lbs, $5.75.
CattleSteady. Sales 14 beeves 1.0S0 lbs,
$3.75 9 beeves, 1.280 lbs, $5, 8 cows and heif
ers. 800 lbs. $2 25 10 cows and heifers. 92) lbs.
$2.50 8 cows and heifers, 1.040 lbs, $3 18
Stockers and feeders, 780 lbs, $2.75 lo stackers
and feeders, 020 lbs, $3 25 8 stockers and feed
ers. 1,040 lbs, $3.60 lo earllugs, 420 lbs, $2.25,
500 lbs, $2.70, 6 jearlings, 500
HIDES, TALLOW, WOOL
REVIEW OF THE MARKET BY THE N
HIDE & FUR CO.
The hide market is a little firmer than last
week It ould seem that no more decline than
the &c noted should be expected foi the ne.xt
few weeks, the tiuality now being of the best.
Wool and sheep pelts are In active request,
but. as both bring high figures, no better pilces
need be expected.
Ginseng is In strong demand. Choice will
bring $7 to $7.10 for prompt delivery.
No change worthy of note on othei goO^s.
No. 1. No. 2.
Green salted heavy steer hides 914
Green salted heavy cow hides 0
Green salted null hides 7%
Green salted Ught hides 9
Green salted veal kip 10
Green salt"d calf 12
Green salted deacons, each 45
Green salted horse or mule hides,
Green salted horse or mule hides,
medium 2.50 1.75
Green salted horse or mule hides,
small j_. 1.70 1.00
Dry ginseng root
Green, for planting
Seneca root, dry, per lb.
5.70 5.05(ig)5.O3 email@example.comO 5.50.00 5.403.85 5.505.83
Opening prices steady
Receipts light. Quality
same as Vriday. Price range, $5.50 to $5.bo.
Hulk of sales $5 GO to $5 "O. Good to choice
light aud medium weight hogs are quotable from
^13.73 to $5 85 fair light mKed and good to
choice heavy from $5.05 to $5.75, and common
heavy and common mixed from $5.40 to $5.60
rough packing sows largely at $5.10. Prices
about 15c lower than a week ago.
Hogs129. 1C2 lbs, $5.b3 0J 201 lbs. $5.75
60, 109 lbs, $5.75: 1)0, 187 lbs, $5.75 81. 208
lbs, $5.70 58, 202 lbs, $5.65 45. 255 lbs, $5,150
50, 205 lbs, $5.55 28, 207 lbs," $5.50.
Roughs10 823 lbs, $5.20 10, 292 lbs, $5.10}
1, 270 lbs. $4,10 1. 300 lb3. $3.
CATTLEReceipts toddy mostly westerns.
Market quoted steady ^ith Friday. Best west
ern steers about steady with a week ago. Others
and cow stuff quoteO fully 10c to 15c lower.
Bulls 10c to 15c lowr for the week.
205 221 167
72 65 Dry flint Montana. Orogm, Washing
ton and Id-iho hides, flat 14 @15%
Montana bulls and fallen hides 10 @11
Dry flint Mimesota, Dakota, Wiscon
sin and similar 12 10%
Dry flint calf skins 16 14
Green salted pelts, large to small. ..20 (J?1-*0
Dry flint territorial 10 @11
Tallow, in cakes 4% 8%
Tallow, in barrels 4% 8H
Grease, light 37s 8
Wool, medium, unw ashed 10
Wool, coarse 1
Wool, fine, unwashed 14
I'eathcrs, goose 40
Feathers, duck 30 cq/w
Feathers, chicken 4%(g 4%
Feathers, turkey 3^@ 4
8 8% 8
Green salted long-haired kip 9 7%
Green salted branded, lc per lb less than free
Withholding of Land Money Ex
pected to Meet with, Vig
KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK, Oct. 1.Cattle
Receipts. 500 market unchanged: native steers
$3.75(4)0: native cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org
calves. $2 50@3 50.
HogsReceipt* 3.0C0: market steady: balk
of sales, $email@example.com pigs and lights, $5.b5@
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Oct. 1.Officials o the
Indian bureau expect strenuous objec
tion will be made to the enforcement
of the regulation relating to the dis
tribution of the proceeds of sales of in
herited Indiafn lands. The regulation
was issued last Tuesday and provides
that the money derived from the sales
of these lands shall be placed in a gov
ernment depository and paid to the In
dians at the rate of $10 a month by the
agents at the various reservations.
It is believed that objection will be
raised first by the Indians themselves,
who will want to handle all the money
immediately upon payment by the pur
chasers. But the most strenuous kick
will come, probably, from tradesmen in
the vicinity of the reservations, who
have sold the Indians various things,
such as household furniture, buggies and
pianos, and who have been waiting for
the sale of the inherited lands to get
As a matter of fact, the order was is
sued because reports indicated that the
Indians were wasting their money,
buying things in anticipation of the re
ceipt of their money at prices greatly in
excess of their real value. This was
especially true of Indians on the Yank
ton reservation, in South Dakota, and
on the Winnebago reservation, in Ne
braska. Reports from the agents and
others were that most of the Indians
on these reservations, who had received
mpnev for inherited lands, had spent it
within a few days for useless articles.
So the regulation was framed to pre
vent the Indians from being extravagant
and to protect them from unscrupulous
CHICAGO LIVESTOCK, Oct. 1.CattleRe
ceipts, 800: steady. Good to prime steers.
$5.5000.40 pooi to medium. $3.305 35 stock
ers and..feedorx. $2.25?f4.25- cows. $1.35(J?4.35
helfeis, $1.73(34.50- canners. $firstname.lastname@example.org bulla,
$2g,4 calves, $3 73c!Z7 Texas-fed steers, $3Sj
5, western steers, $3674.80.
HopsReceipts, 7.000. Monday. 23,000 5c
higher. MKed and butchers. $email@example.com good
to choice heay $3.00 0.10 rough heavy,
$firstname.lastname@example.org light. $5.50(W0.05 bulk ot sales,
glieepReceipts, 2,000 sheep, steady: lambs,
slow Good to choice wethers. $3.754.50 fair
to choice mixed, $3.25673.75: western sheep.
?:t(c74.15 native lambs, $4.25g0 western
iambs, $4 35fc|3 50.
SheepReceipts, none market nominally
steady muttons, $email@example.com lamhs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTH OMAHA LIVESTOCK, Oct. 1.Cattle
Receipts. 200 steady native steers, $3.75@0
cows and heifers, $2fii3.50 calves, $3 5.23.
HogsReceipts, 400 market 5c higher light.
$5.75ci5.80 pigs, $email@example.com bulk of sales, $5.70
SheepReceipts, 100 market steady sheep,
$firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, $email@example.com.
SOO TO CHANGE ROUTE
Vasa May Have Prestige at the Es
pense of Otisville.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., Oct. 1.It is cur
rently reported that a change will be
made in the tracks of the Soo line in
this county, whereby Otisville will be
left off the route, and Vaea be made tho
stopping place just before the crossing
of the St. Croix into Wisconsin. The
road has been unable to get lands for
trackage at Otisville on satisfactory
terms, and will cut the place off, by
moving two-thirds of a mile south.
Edward McPheters, who had his back
broken in the wreck of the bridge, was
taken to the Northern Pacific hospital
at Biaincrd today. Physicians still as
sert he cannot recover.
The pontoon bridge was opened today
for teams. Heavy loads will be barred
until it }s further strengthened.
The catcher brushed an Intrusive fly off his
Whereupon the pitcher, mistaking the motion
for a signal, delivered an inshoot with such a
marvelous trajectory that the ball hit the beat
batsman of the opposing nine squarely on the
nose and put him out of husineBB, resulting in
winning the game by the score of 1 to 0.
The crowd in the grandstand went wild.
The victoriu8 pltcrer and catcher were lifted
on the shoulders of the stalwart men and carried
iu triumph over the field.
Of such material, beloved, do we make our
Smallpox in Northwest.
The latest report of the marine hospi
tal service shows that smallpox is not
nearly so prevalent in Minnesota this
year as it was last. The total number
of cases as reported as late as Sept. 5,
was 154, as against 323 cases in the cor
responding period of last year. There
were twenty-six cases "reported in
Stearns county, nineteen in Kanabec,
twelve in Morrison and ten in Fillmore,
with fewer cases in a number of other
Reports from North Dakota show six
ty-seven cases this year, against ninety
two last year. There is no report from
South Dakota. In Wisconsin there
we'e only thirty-one cases, all in Mil
waukee county, while in the preceding
year there were 1,632 cases.
The same conditions appear to prevail
in r.ther states as the total for the
country this year, as reported to the of
ficials, is only 2,893 cases, against 7,240
Have No Pure Food- Laws.
A report .fust published by the de
partment of agriculture shows" that nine
states and territories have no pure
food laws. California, Colorado and
Iowa have dairy commissions which en
force laws relating to the purity of
dair" products, Montana has laws pro
viding tor inspection of meat and milk
in cities only, while Arkansas provides
for tho "nspection of wine. In all
other states food inspection is provided
H. C. Stevens.
UNITED STATES ASKED
TO AID GONGO STATE
"Washington, Oct. 1.A petition
calling upon the president to inter
vene in the affairs of the Congo free
state in the interests of civilization was
presented to Mr. Eoosevelt' today by
E. D. Norel, who was accompanied to
the White House by Acting Secretary
of State Loomis.
Tho petition is inscribed: "Memo
rial to the President of thQ United
States of America concerning affairs in
the Congo State, by the Congo Eeform
association, supported by the British
and Foreign Anti-slavery society and
the Aborigines Protection society."
It is numerously signed by men whose
names ar*e known thruout the world.
The memorialists say: "It is a mat
ter of honor for all nations and indi
viduals in any way responsible for the
How New York Girl Operated Alone
Santos-Dumont's "No. 9."
Alberto Santos-Dumont's "My Air
A young lady Well known in New
York society, having visited my station
with her friends on several occasions,
confessed an extraordinary desire to
navigate the air-ship. i
You mean that you would have the
courage to be taken up in the free bal
loon, with no one nokling its guide
lope's" I asked.- "Mademoiselle, I
thank you for the confidence."
"O h! no," she said: "14 not want
to be taken up. I want to go up alono
and navigate, jjb. free, as you do.''
I think that the simple fact that I
consented on condition that she would
take a few lessons in the handling of
the motor and machinery speaks elo
quently in favor of my own confidence in
the No. 9.'' She had three such lessons
and then, on a date that will be mem
orable in the fasti &f dirigible balloon
ing, rising from my station grounds in
the smallest of possible dirigibles, she
cried let go, all."
From my station at Neuilly Saint
James she guide-roped to Bagatelle. The
guide-rope trailing some thirty feet,
gave her an altitude and equilibrium
that never varied. I will not say that
no one ran along beside the dragging
guide-rope, but certainly no one touched
it until the termination of the cruise at
Bagatelle, when the moment had ar
rived to pull down the intrepid girl
BE EASY ON REPORTERS.
New York World.
Brother Hancox, who led in prayer,
made a special petition for the reporter
of an afterno on paper who had written
up the opening session.
"Dear Lord," he said, "he might have
omitted some thlngrs, but we pray thea
to bless him, nevertheless."
SNUFFING AN ORATOR.
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
One of our local judges was presiding over a
very long, tedious and uninteresting trial, and
was listening, apparently with absorbed aiten
tiou, to a protracted and wearying speech from
an eminent counsel, learned in law. Piesent
lv the judge made a pencil memorandum, fold
ed It and sent it by a tipstaff to the lawyer
In question. This gentleman on unfolding the
paper found these words written thereon:
^'Patience competition. Gold medal,
Honorable mention. Job.
Counsel's display of oratory came- *o en abrupt
PAWNS FRIEND 01
GET FARO STAKE
Denver Gambling Fan Gets Ten
Dollars on Man and
creation of the Congo 'State to do all ance, a nr,+iv
possible towards the removal of the
Bystem which has grown up under the
governing power and the offenses com
mitted under it."
The memorialists seek "to abate
evils prevalent in the state.
A GIRL BALOONIST
Denver, Col., Oct. 1.Down on his
luck and with no money to satisfy the
spirit of gambling in his blood, Louis
W. Meisel secured a loan of $10 from
Pawnbroker Davis, leaving as security
a friend by the name of Ernest Me
With the $10 secured from the loan
Meisel played the faro bank and the
cash proved a lucky stake for him, and
he went out of the gambling den after
four hours' play richer by $650.
McGlade, in the meantime, was reg
ularly tagged and ticketed and his name
entered on the pawnbroker's books as *$
security for the loan of $10. He was
"put in soak" at about 3 o'clock in
the afternoon, and remained there un
til 9 o'clock at night, when Meisel re
turned to the shop ana paid the original
$10, with 50 .cents interest. The two
then went out and celebrated the good
luck of Meisel, and McGlade left tho
city for Cripple Creek yesterday.
"The fellow up there had pinned a
black rose on me," said Meisel, when
telling of the affair, "and it had been
with me for very nearly a year. I had
soaked my diamonds, niy watch, all my.
clothes and had borrowed all the moneyj
I could to lay it all on the faro gama,,i_.,
but could not succeeding in making a^V^i
I soaked McGlade's clothes some~'f|l
time ago, and he had to stay in bed C^
four days. I wanted him to give thein
tome again, so that I could get a little-"
coin but he remembered those four ^t
days and would not let me have them. ?H
He said he would do the next best thing./
and that if I could get any money on
him I was welcome to the use of hi a
person to do so.
We went clown to the pawnship and'
I told Davis I wanted $10. He asked
for my security, and I shoved over my *|j
friend, McGlade. He did not want to"
lend the cash on him at first, but after-i
ward he forked it over and put a tag
on the security.
I went out and played, and at ono,
time had only 50 cents' in chips before
me and was ."just getting ready to go
over and tell the pawnbroker that he
would have to 'press' my friend,whea
luck turned and I walked out a big
Canadian Exports All Taken, Tho
Woodpulp Shipments De
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Oct. 1.Eeports to
the department of commerce for the
fiscal year 1004 show that while the
export of woodpulp from Canada de
creased, the export of the raw mate
rial (pulp-wood), all of which goes to
the United States, increased. The val
ue of total export of pulpwood in 1904
was $1,758,049, an increase over 1903
of $229,489, or 4% per cent. The total
export -of pulp decreased 23 per cent,
the value being $2,409,074, against
$3,150,943 during the previous year/
The falling off was chiefly in the ex
port to Great Britain, the value of
which decreased 51 per cent, from
$1,129,173 to $548,720, while the value
of exports to other countries fell from
$226,002 to $52,912. The value of
Canada's total exports of paper, how
ever, rose from $849,519 to $1,097,212,
an increase of $247,693, or 29 per cent
of the total value of the exports dur
ing 1903. Great Britain took $447,672
worth, the United States $163,000
and other countries $486,531
H. C. Stevens.
WOMEN ON THE FARM
Wherein the Situation in the East Dif
fers from That in the West.
New York Mail.
A sprightly woman our
RAILW AT TELEGRAPHONES.
The 6ould lines of railroad In Colorado are
being equipped with telegraphones. which en
ables a conversation to be carried on over a
telegraph wire without interference with the
sending of a telegraph message* oiter. .the same
wire at the same time. InstrumenoTare placed
in cabooses and coaches so that in case of wrecks
communication can be established with head
quarters imnledintely by throwing a hook ovet
a Avlre aud grounding the other end of tte wire
acquainti-resag of Ohio,of but lon
dent of a agricultural community in
Oklahoma, makes in confidence a
charge against the farmers of the east,
among whom she has been visiting, to
which we give currency rather than
sanction. It is that the average farmer
east of the Mississippi anticipates with
too much complacency the estate of
widowhood. He expects that his wife
shall die before him and that he him
self shall marry again. If lie does not
exactly encourage his first helpmeet in
working her head off, he interposes no
objection. Hence every eastern farm
ing district is thick with transitory
It is certain that women work harder
on farms in the central west and in the
east than they do in the states verging
on the arid belt. They have the care
of dairiesa task usuallv spared the
western woman they raise more poul
try than their western sisters they
have larger houses to keep in order,
and in a humid climate more mud ia
tracked into their dwellings than in
the trans-Missouri region. In addition,
they are frequently encouraged to go
into the harvestfield.^
they are not often asked to help
the wheat, oats and corn, they
av a recognized factor ia
the hay harvest thousands of them
help in getting in and mowing it away.
Sometimes they drive the horse that
keeps the threshing machine going. Af
ter his hearty midday meal the farmer
takes his no6ning? while his wife, who
has gleaned by his side, has to put
away the dishes and tidy up. She re
join him in the field in the after
noon and defers her housework until
the heavy farmwork and the evening's
milking 'are over. After that maj'be
she attends to the garden that also is
These are undoubted facts. Farm
life is certainly harder on women in
the east than it is in the west. For the
inference that follows, however, the
young Oklahoma woman must stand
sponsor. She suggests that the east
ern farmers are unconsciously adjust
ing themselves to a sociological condi
tion. There are more women than men
in their districts. By asking of women
labors beyond their endurance, the dis
parity is automatically corrected, and,
altho husbands are comparatively
scarce, every woman, sooner or later,
may secure one, somewhat as officers
secure promotions in a disastrous war."
First wives, our informant urges, should
not toil so hard in laying up treasure
for second wives to enjoy. !=,-&
STUX THEY COME.
Immigration figures have just been puBlishetl
tor the fiscal year eftte June 30, as compared
with the corresponding period a year ago.
Tho result is a showing encouraging in some
respects and less so in others. A decrease In the
immigration from Anstrla-Hungary and Italy can
not be deeply deplored at present bv anyone, ana
65,000 less of these Immigrants came to this
conntrv last year than the year sefore. A.
perceptible increase In the Immigration from
the BritUh isles is a good si^n. and so is the
increase In the importations from the German
empire. But a falling off of 18.265 in the Im
migration from Sweden is a definite loss. These
Scandinavian eettler* are the kind of stock we
need. The tide is still pretty strong. Nearly
sixtr thousand newcomers