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SOME CHINESE PARADOXES.
farloNJ Contradiction* In th? KIhjI'm
of the KiuUru Kmpnror?Praeile J Nnii
Unpractical Method*?Ttoo Fore* ot
Tradition?School and Hcholaralilp?TIm
Beaton Whf Clilua HfaniU Mill.
New York Poet: To those who ar?
jntereated In the study of character. th<
Chinese nfford fascinating and perplex*
Jns problems. It Is a favorite conception
of modern ethical writers that every
man has a universe In which he hat/itually
lives; but what a complicated
jir.fi obscure realm that must be 1c
which the Chinaman dwells! It Is only
who hove reud about him. or vrhc
lUlraw have
seen but little of him, who think
they understand him. Those whfr havt
devoted years to the study And him bewildering
and battling, and even a moderate
observation suffices to disclose
#?rne of the difficulties of the subject.
one naturally thinks himself on safe
grounds in describing the Chinese at
practical. Certalnly.no one ever dreamed
of calling them idealists. The everyday
facts of life are viewed by
them without romance or illusion. The
(irt-ad-and-butter philosophy Is the one
Hint makes quickest appeal to them;and
the entire discipline of life in so overcrowded
a country sharpens the attentlon
paid to the most practical considerations.
With hundreds of millions o!
population, the question always uppermost
Is how to Bustaln existence on the
finullest amount of food and fuel, and
h">w to obtain that modicum of thes<
necessaries.
Yet experience of life in China will
tempt one to exclaim, was there ever t
more unprscticable people! Pekin, unjike
other Chinese cities, has a system
of sewers?an antiquated system, ol
course. These sewers are open, and il
Js no unusual thing for persons to be
drowned in them on dark nights. Thej
have no adequate outlet, and ore periodically
Inspected by a committee of officials.
who at one point see, a. man descend
Into the sewer, and then, proceeding
to another point, see a man similarly
dressed come up from the sewer,
who reports to Uiem tnai ne unas mc
entire system In pertect order. No one
Is really deceived, but Official decorum
Is observed, and "face"?the universally
and significantly coveted appearance bj
which self-esteem Is conserved Independently
of the Reality of things?Is satisfactorily
sustained.
The .roads of North China are In a
wretchedly neglected condition. Th?
traveller's enrt often disappears from
view, the roadway belnji worn far below
the level of the adjoining fields. II
two carts chance to meet in such a depression.
hours may be consumed In th<
angry altercation of the drivers, each
Insisting that the other should back out
Halting by the roadside one day t<
eat our middap luncheon, we were me)
by an old njao- on foot, carrying festoons
of paper money, which is manufactured
In immense quantities to buri
At graves. Our missionary friend, of i
ken and socratlc mind, engaged tin
rustic In conversation, and soon ha<
him admitting that there was no wis
??? ?Hue nrnv-frilnir thn denartec
with spending money. "But." he re
marked seriously, "we all do It." Oui
friend resumed his argument, more t<
furnish us a ctudy.than In hope of prac
deal result, and soon had his interlocu
tor laughing In shrewd appreciation o
the thrusts at his unpractical procedure
"But." said the old man conclusively
"we have always done it." and hi
trudged on to accomplish hh* task
These two sentences express with abso
lute fidelity the contradiction betwee:
Che practical temper of the Chinese am
their Inveterate prejudice for the pre
ecriptlons of antiquity.
We are accustomed to think of thi
Chinese as :\ scholarly people, and then
Is substantial ground for such a char
ncterizatlon. They ore unique amoni
the nations In mnklnq education th?
sole avenue of political opportunity; li
their reverence for their classic lltera
ture. In their admirntlon for a Ilterari
style steeped in classical allusion, InOv
passionate ardor with which men wll
attempt the examinations year afte
year, even until old age brings nn hon
orary degree in consideration of the life
long effort Their literature ltnelf 1:
unique In Its serious tone and its con
talnlng no passages offensive to a fas
tldiottft purity.
Yet the Chinese cannot be regarded ai
nn educated people In any modern sensof
the term. Their mental powers an
not exercised upon the current prob
Km*, whether practical or philosophical
Their system of teaching depends un
duly upon memory and gives abnorma
development to reverence for tradition
It Is suggestive of the system that li
Chinese schools the pupil when recltlni
stands with his hack to his teacher. th?
reason being fear lest he may read fron
the book In the tencher's hand. For th<
first four years o? school life the bo:
learns simply b#r rote, no attempt belni
made to explain to him the enigmatlca
sayings which he studies In a loud sing
song ana reaies mccnnmcauy. /\? im
majority have io leave school before tin
end of these years, they have absolute
ly nothing to show for their pains. Mud
of the interpretative teaching of th<
nvtre advanced years Is scarcely mori
enlightening.
The scientific spirit seem? utterly ?b
sent from Chinese scholarship. No at
tempt worthy of mention Is made to co
ordinate familiar phenomena. How th
pun Rets back in the east In the morn
Ing Is a perpetual puzzle. Cobweb!
floating In the air are said to be feath
er* of birds dissolved by llylng 100 high
The practice of medicine la' a lamenta
ble system of childish empiricism. It
which the elaborate feeling of the pul*<
In .both wrlsta and both ankles Is i
prominent feature. It is not customari
to give one physician charge of an en
tire lltnfSK. and It Is not in nccordanci
with professional etiquette for the phy
alclan to make a aecond call wlthou
being especially summoned. Usually
the doctor h given one thwack nt tin
disorder; if thai falls t?> finish it. anoth
er Is. summoned to try his hand. Om
might about ns safely intrust n serlou:
Hl:iH*a to children "playing doctor" as t<
Chinese physicians.
!t is not considered good form to dls
cuss events occurrlrq during the pres
ent dynasty; this principle has been re
gtrded ns applicable to the history o
f--f-iKit nation.-); not unnaturally wlno
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I
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from the start, aad at last a cure, the greatest
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all kingdoms have been regarded as
subordinate to the "Middle Kingdom."
The result Is that the schools have
taught nothing of the world's life later
than about the time of the landing of
our Pilgrims.
One of the moat striking elements In
1 Chinese life Is Its solidarity. As Is well
' known, the family has a much larger
1 function than with us. The marriage of
' a son does not break In upon the family
r life, but enlarges It. the diughter-ln[
law becoming incorporated In the family
of her husband. Several generations
1 mov be welded together in one home.
the authority of the elders becoming
the more absolute with time. Growing
old Is ccrtalnly robbed in China of some
of the terrors it has among us. The
older a man grows the more weight Is
accorded to his wisdom. A girl may bo
worse than valueless; a young wife Is
the hapless servant of her mothor-Jniaw:
but a mother is sure of honor,
which Increases with the years, and a
grandmother rules the generations with
a rod of Iron. In the clan the family
idea Is again extended, and society compacted.
The loading members of'a clan
are held largely responsible for the con- i
duct of the rest, and are often pun'sjicd !
for their crimes, although no one may
* suspect them of personal complicity
* with the wrongdoers.
Yet In other aspects Chinese society j
* seems Individualistic in the extreme.
" "Am I my brother's keeper?" was never j
] asked In more incredulous tone than by
the Chinese, when brother is used In its j
larger sense. The doctrine of Inissezfaire
was never pushed to a greater cx?
treme. A man may drown lr? *he sJffiit
of scores of bystanders without one of
1 them bestirring himself in his behalf.
* Clvio pride is almost unknown and
? public spirit cannot be appealed to.
Why should a man trouble himself for
" others or seek to promote the public
' weal? The nation has no hold upon the
, Imagination or the conscience of the
' Chinese. The contrust with the Japanese
in -this respect Is fairly startling.
While the latter quivers with patriotic
" feeling, and throws his goods and his
" life into the scale for his country's
glory, the Chinese Is rot aroused from
his apathy by the boom of cannon nor
by the disgrace of his dragon-flag.
? Such are a few of the contradictory
* elements that enter Into the complex of
Chinese character and civilisation. It Is
easy to dispose of them by huddling
2 them under the patronising or contempj
tuous epithet "Oriental"; but this Is no
solution. Does not the true explanation
'* lie In the direction of the consideration
* that here is a great people into the de*
velopment ofvwhose life for the last two
thousand years have not entered the elements
that are formative of <he best
. modern life? Their development has
I been thwarted und warped because it
| has not enjoyed tne moulding inuuence
of a progressive civillsatloft enriched
" and empowered by Christianity. The
; specimens of Intelligent Christian manhood
and womanhood, which are the
product of but two generations of Christian
work In China, are splendidly indi,
catlve of the possibilities of the regeneration
of the empire by the vitalizing
touch of the world's best life.
The London Spectator recently characterised
(he situation In China as a
condition of syncope. It Is worse than
that; It Is disintegration. Can these
fragments be welded Into a compact
mass; or better, quickened into conscious
and fruitful life? Never was
there a more inspiring challenge lo
Christendom.
Will l?otii Spain >Innrj*.
LONDON. Sept. 22.?The Dally Mall
this morning says the Rothschilds will
loan Spain S4.000.000 or ?5.000.000 on the
security of the Alrnadan silver mines,
When the treaty of peace ?hall have
been signed.
, Kolilirtl the Grar?.
A startling Incident of which Mr. John
Oliver, of Philadelphia, was the subject,
lu nfirrntrnl hv him US fOllOWS! "I WHS 111
. a mofit dreadful condition. My skin w.is
. nlmost yellow, eye# sunken, tongue coat.
ed, pain conllnunlly In buck and eldes,
f no appetite?gradually growing weaker
3 day by day. Three physician* had *lv.*n
: me up. Fortunately, a friend advised
trying Ulectrlc Bitters,' and to my great I
Joy nnd surprise, the first bottle made a
decided Improvement. I continued their j
use for three weeks, and am now n well I
man. I know they saved by life and i
robbed the grave of another victim." No
one should fall to try them. Only CO
cents per bottle at Logan Drug Com- i
p;tny's drug store. _
HKANCE AND TBADE.
Tho Krilnrci of 111* Money nntl Stork
AUrkcli.
NEW YORK. Sept. 22.?Money on call
ensy at per cent; last loan 3 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper 40R per
cent. Sterling exchange easy, with actual
bufilness In bankers' bills at
14 83%{i4 84 for demand and at $4
4 81^ for sixty days. Posted rated
14 WV404 fl.r?. Commercial bills S4 fiOKO
4 R094. silver, cernncaiea
sllvor rt! 5-1 Go. Mexican dollars 47^c.
Government bonds weak.
State t:?nds easier.
Itnllroad bonds Arm.
Tlu- doy'a market was largely given
over Jo what are known ?s the specialties.
There was an upward ruih of
prlccs In these stocks at the openlng.btit
the evidence of weakness In 8ugar,
which dominates th?? specialties quickly
bought realising sales. Tho tone wan
rather henvy and at times somewhat
feverish for the rest of the day. Tradera
who hud turned bullish on pugar on
tho supposition that tho lotus reaction
?;?s
vu over made up tbelr minds that the :
recent rise was simply a campaign i
anainst the'aborts and turned aellers <
fffaln. Manhattan Jumped % per ' "nt .
above par on President Gould's talk of
early electrical equlpment.but the character
of the selling: at the advance 1
aroused distrust and the bears raided
the stock. The extreme range of hot j 1
of these stocks was more than 4 per <
cent, and New York Air Brake, which I
rose over? two points in the early deal- i
Ings, reacted per cent. Tobacco al- !
bo rauged over 3% points and closed
practically unchanged. These are extreme
examples of what was going on <
I to a lets extent throughout the list
Movements of Individual stocks were '
very erratic and the market was excessively
irregular. Meantime the railroad
lists were rather sluggish and resisted
the depression la the specialties except
I for a few stocks. The Paciflcs were notably
heavy, especially Union Pacific <
preferred. This was partly due to the
| fact thot London had only just arrived
I at the conclusion, quite definitely formed
long ago In Wall street that the diviI
dend on the preferred stock would be
i only 1% per cent. The announcement of
the dividend caused a rally of about a 1
| point, the shorts evidently having
| awaited the event to cover. The decline
of over a point In Northern Pacific was j
unexplained unless as realizing since
I the second week's statement showed
| earnings over $56,000 In excess of last .
year's high level. The Reading state(
ment for July showing a decrease In net
earnings for all the companies of $267,
872 caused some heaviness in the coal
ers. Northwest'* August statement,
showing a gross Increase of 1288,230 over
last year's unprecedented earnings, was 1
responsible for strength In the grangers. .
St. Paul especially being largely ab- '
sorbed. The process of relief of the ,
New York money market was continued *
to-day by further large engagements of
gold from London by a debit balance
against the sub-treasury of 11,271.444,
and by demands upon domestic centres.
New York exchange In Chicago row
from 10 cent# discount to 10 cents premium;
call money in London rose % per ,
cent: open market discounts there rose ,
per cent and the Bank of England
raised its minimum rate of dls- i
count from 2% to 3 per cent after hnvI
ing borrowed largely from the market to <
raise the rate to the level of its own.
The demand for silver dollars for shipment
to the west hss led to the subtreasury
giving notice that the dollars |
must be paid for in silver certificates or j
treasury notes, since the supply of coin
has been nearly reduced to the amount
of outstanding silver certificates.
The bond market continued comparatively
dull, but prices were well held.
Total sales. $1,220,000.
United States 2s declined % and the
new 4s ^4 per cent, while the old 4s coupon
advanced % per cent in the bid
price.
The total sales of stocks to-day, were
358,100 shares.
BONDS AND STOCK QUOTATIONS.
U. S. new Ss 105'* Ore. R. & Nav,. 56
U. S. new 4s reg.127 Pittsburgh 165
do coupon 127 Reading
U. S. 4s l'M'i do first pre.... 44%
do coupon llla? Rock Island ..,.102^
do seconds .... 984 St. Paul 1G9*?
U. S. 5s reg 112V4 do preferred..157
do lis coupon...111."* St. P. & Omaha. 80
Pacific tig of '95..102H do preferred..ICO
Atchison 12% Southern Pac... 22V*
do preferred... 34& Texas & Pac? 13"i
Bal. & Ohio 44 Union Pac., pre. 65
Can. Pacific 88 Wabash 7?4
Can. Southern... 53U '1? preferred.. 27<S?
Central Pacific.. OVi Wheel. & L. E. 2<4
Ches. & Ohio.... 22% tdo preferred. 16^4
Chi. & Alton. .. 156 Adams Ex 113
Chi., Bur. & Q..115*4 American Ex...130
C. C. C. & St. L. 41* U. S. Express.. 41^
do preferred... 85 Wells Fargo....120
Del. ft Hudson..107-H Am. Spirits 12%
Del., Lark. A W.149 do preferred.. 36^
Den. & RIoO.... 14 Am. Tohacco....l49T*
do preferred... 5.V, do preferred.-12S
Erie (new) 14'i, People's Gas.,.. 104ft
do first pre.... 3fl',s Col. F. &. Iron.. 21
Fort Wayne ....171 do pre.. ofTd.. 80
Illinois Central..112 Cen. Eleotrlc... 4l?$i
I-ako Erie Sc W. 17?* Illinois .Steel.... 69
do preferred... 74% I^ead 33
Lake Shore 189 do preferred..110
Lou. & Nash.... Wi[Pacific Mall...,. 83% i
Mich. Central....105 I Pullman Pal....lS7% ,
I Mo. Parlflc SJUJSIlver Cer 61^ .
N. J. Central.... ? [Sugar 120H
N. Y. Central....lirftt do preferred..109% !
Northwestern ...120^'Tenn. Coal & I. 29M, *
do preferred...ITS JIT. 8. leather.. <
Northern Pac... 41Li do preferred.. j
do preferred... W*|Western Union. 92
Second assessment paid.
tThird assessment paid.
nrrartatnffa and Pro* talon*. I
CHICAGO?Wheat to-day scored the 1
best advance that has occurred in some
time, December closing ltf @l%c higher ,
and September l%c higher. Strong ca- i
bles, higher cash.markets and heavy ex- ^
port engagements drove shorts to cover i
and made a broad, active market. Corn i
was more active and strong with wheat, I
closing %c higher. Oats advanced %c *
with a hlg trade. Provisions were dull \
but steady helped by grain, closing at <
slight advances. j
All the weakness which marked the
close yesterday In wheat market hnd j
disappeared at the opening to-day and j
was replaced by strength exceeding that t
shown for several weeks. Nearly all the j
features Influencing the market were <
distinctly in ravor 01 me cuying biuc.
Liverpool was strong and higher at the
opening and continued to advance during
the day. Paris was also higher,
showing an advance of 25 centimes.
Dijluth and other outside markets reported
materially higher prices for the
cash artcle. Northwest receipts were at
first reported at 831 cars against M4 last
week and 1.133 a year ago. These figures
were afterwards corrected to 931
cars, hut the correction had apparently
no effect on prices. Opening trades for
December ranged from 63%c to 64c compared
with yesterday's closing price of
G344c. This was about at call price and
soling ugalnst those privileges caused
the market to hesitate for n short time,
a few sales being made at 63%@63%c.
That was the low point of the day. The (
demand from shorts which was good at
I the opening, grew heavier as the session
progressed and as n?? great amount of
wheat came out a steady upward move- ,
ment took place which did not stop un- ,
til 64%c had been bid. At these figures ,
holders began to let go more freely and (
.>ksw?trA<t V/.W llltl?
recession In prices occurred, however,
as offerings were "hardly sufficient to
satisfy the demand and when fresh bull
news was received later In the day the
market moved up very easly. Some
selling was caused by reports <>r rains In
the winter wheat holt which were badly
needed, nnd receipts yesterdrfy nnd today
of 220,000 bushels of wheat brought
here for mixing purposes and was
expected to bring to grade 1,000,000 bushels
or more low grade wheat was also a
slight Incentive to sell but not enough
to affect prices much, l^ate In the day
the market which for ?ome time previous
had been rather quiet, became active
again on reports from New York that
eighty boat loads had been worked for
export. Private London cables reported
poor Ilusplan crop prospects. Buying
orders became very heavy, after that i
offering* became still mors restricted. *
| Refore the close the December price had I
moved up to 64%tff64%o and that price *
wan uiu iw nif vk'piiik "? ?! iaii0<
Corn wail steady with a somewhat J
! better trade. Shorts wore buyers '
and there was a good speculative trad- J
In* for the Ion* account. The market *
was* Influenced somewhat by wheat. He- .
celpt* were moderate, f?ns curs, but heavier
receipt* were looked for to- t
j morrow. There was a good eastern and ^
| export demand. Offering* from west of j
[ th<? Mississippi were extremely llKht.
Prices fluctuated narrowly,ruling slightly
higher all day. December ranged
from 30c to 29%Cr2936c( closing %c high- j
er at 2&K&29%c. *
I There wan a large trade In oats and r
prices ana In advanced sharply. Commission
houses who have recently been
Ijuye sellers bought heavllj and elevator
people and shorts were aleo free buy|
ers. The cash demand was excellent.
| London was 3d higher. Receipts were j
" - " ' SS8
cart. The strength of wheat *11
minor influence, May ranrlr jc troxn tPA
to t2Hc and closing ftc higher at 2&
3Hc.
Trade In provi?tou? wax Hghi. T)i
firmness of grain markets acted u
check on abort celling and though it
rlemand r/as light offerings were ati
more so. Shipments were large. Tt
close was steady. December pork 2M
higher at IS 20; December lard & shad
higher at 14 75 and January ribs 2M
higher at |4 70.
Estimated receipts Friday:
Wheat 200 care; corn 800 cars; oats 32
cars; hogs 26,000 head.
The leading futures ranged as followsi
Articles, j Open. High. Low. Clos
tVheat, No. 2.1
R-n* I 67 67fc *% G
Dec 63*i 63% M
Maym M
Zorn. No. 1 M
Sept. 25g g" S2 ?
Dec S% *> '?
May U* ?ti ?* a
3au, No. 2. ?
Sg- ga & ?8 8
Sly:::::::: S S ? ?
"odf"!!:... .JO 815 810 ?10
Dec. 8 17>4 8 S 8 17H 8 ?
Jan. 9 10 8 15 9 07% 9 07
Oct. 4 70 4 75 4 70 J 71
Dec. 4 7244 <mi <?? J"
Jan 4 80 4 US 480 48S
Short Rlbl. , ,,
Oct. 5 a 5 2B4 5 SS 5 ?
Jan. 4 G5 4 7M 4 65 4 70
Cash quotations were off follows: _
Flour nrm.
Wheat?No. 3 spring 83?05Vic; No.
red 60T4C. _
Corn-No. : 30?3lHc; No. 2 yelloi
Wofta^N(>. 2 22HB2M4c; No. 2 whit
E4K0Mo; No. 3 white ZtKQS-iiic.
Bye?No. 2 49c.
Barley?No. 2 33?42c.
Flax seed>?No. 1 91%092c.
Timothy seed*?Prime 12 0002 10.
Mesa Pork?Per bbi. 18 [email protected] 20.
Lard?Per 100 lbs. *4 7604 77%.
Short ribs?Sides (loose) >5 1504 85
Jry salted shoulders (boxed) 4%?4%c
short clear sides (boxed) $5 40#6 60.
Whisky?Distillers' finished goods pe
gallon. }1 25.
Butter?Steady; creamerlcs 13(fip20c
Ialries ll%fcl7c.
Cheese?Steady at 7?7%c.
Eggs?Firm; fresh 14&14^c. ~
NEW YORK - Flour, receipts 25,11
borrels; exports 1,799 barrels; firm an
lield higher on all but spring patents.
Wheat, receipts 212,760 bushels; ex
;>orts 218,112'bushels; spot strong; No.
:ed 76&c f.o.b. afloat; options were act
v'e nnd> strong all day, closing %@1%
higher, the latter on Septembe
.hrovgh heavy covering; No. 2 red Sep
:ember dosed at 76c; December close
it 19',?c.
Corn, receipts 93,100 bushels; export
27.714 bushels; spot firm; No. 2 35%
!.o.b. afloat; options firm, and moderate
y active all day and closed %4y%c nc
llgher; September closed at 34%c; De
:ember closed at 34%c.
Oats, receipts 197,600 bushels; export
.30,809 bushels; spot firmer; No. 2 25}
>id; No. 2 white 28%@29c; options du,
md nominally higher.
Hops steady. Cheese steady. Tai
ow quiet. Cottonseed oil uuu. iuc
inlet. Molasses steady.
Coffee, options opened- steady an
;Iosed steady and unchanged to 1
joints lower; wiles 16,700 bags.
Sugar, raw quiet and'about steady; re
Ined Ilrm.
BALTIMORE?Flour quiet and un
changed; receipts 11,000 barrels; export
12,000 barrels. Wheat strong; spot an
nonth 72?4<372%c; October [email protected]
ecelpts 3D.000 bushels; exports 72,0C
>ushels. Corn strong; spot and mont
3\?38%c; October 33%?34c; receipt
i,600 bushels; exports 25.000 bushels
>ats Arm;No. 2 white western [email protected]%c
receipts 14,100 bushels; exports nom
Butter steady; storo packed [email protected]<
2ggs Arm; fresh 16c. Cheese active.
CINCINNATI?Flour steady. Whes
firmer; No. 2 red 70c. Corn firm; No.
nixed 31. Oats Arm and higher; No.
nixed 25c. Rye Arm; No. 2, 48c. Lar
Irmer at $4 60. Bulkments steady i
15 37'i. Bacon steady ot JG 50. Whisk
julet at $1 25. Butter steady. Suga
Heady. Eggs quiet at 13c. Cheese flrn
Live Stock.
CHICAOO?Cattle Arm; native be?
iteers basis of $4 00&5 00 for common t
?tn rrtiwr, nr. ft
"tnj 6""" iuio "K ? '
prime shipping cattle with oxtra lol
IQtable at 15 70ft 5 85. The bulk of th
latlves sold at $4 90<&5 50. and exportei
were free buyers. Cows and heifers sol
better, aome prime yearlings, 700 to 8!
pound heifers fetching $5 and a fe'
jxtra bulls brought $4 30ft4 40. Calve
A-ere active nt $6 00?7 50 for be?
grades. Hogs sold largely at S3 [email protected]>3 9;
x>arse heavy packers selling at >3 454
1 65 and good to prime hogs at $3 90}
1 00. Pigs sold at the usual wide rang
if prices, little fellows going at 52 904
t 90 and stronger weights at $3 4003 Si
Trade in sheep and lambs was onl
.'airly active at a further reductlo
'rom the prices lately paid. Lambs sol
at *3 75?5 75 for poor to choice flocki
feeders selling at $4 5004 80. Extr
choice native lambs were quotable a
ibout 13 00. Sheep were rather slow e
*3 00?3 50 for common up to $4 20?4 I
for choice natives, culls selling at 12 45<
2 75 and feeders at $3 90?'4 00. Shee
cold slowly at |3 G0ft4 20. ReceiptsCattle,
11,000 head; hogs, 30,000 head
sheep, 14,000 head.
EAST LIBERTY?Cattle steady; ea
tra $5 35? 5 50; prime *5 20<g 5 30; cow
tnon $3 7504 00. Hogs steady; prim
mediums 14 15<ft4 20;best Yorkers 54 10*
I 15;common to fair Yorkers $4 00^4 0;
heavy hogs $4 I0fr'4 ltf-i; pigs S3 704
1 0u; roughs $2 50(g3 60. Sheep active
:holce 51 [email protected] 05; common |3 25$3 7?
choice spring lambs $5 60$f5 75; commo
to good $3 75{j5 50; vcul calves 57 00(
r 5o.
CINCINNATI?Hogs easier at 53 00*
I 10.
NEW YORK?Dry goods were quit
to-day nnd little Interest was manifest
ed in any branch of the market excel
tho silk division* where the Interest i
the auction sales was quite marked. Th
practical decline in print cloths was
source of depression on the part of or
arators, though it was not altogethc
jnlooked for. Extras sold at 2c outsld
the market, have made it impoaalbl
!o secure any l>ett?*r offers than this, s
hat the quotation on extras 2 l-16c Ion
\<a of ond per cent, remains a pure!
luminal one.
Odd Roods were also less firm. Sale
vere not heavy In cither division on th
>rlnt cloth market. Locally there wa
IttJe or nothing new in the situation
inghams and other women's woolei
abrks essentlaWy winters were th'
Ively portions of the cotton goods mar
let. in woolen and worbtcds there wa
10 change.
Mrlnln.
NEW YORK?Buyers and sellers silk
vere apathetic to-day and In the ab
tence of support of any description
in ?omi> instances miirRid of
illghtly. The decline was largely nom
nal. At the olose the metal exchange
ailed pig Iron warrants unchanged a
;C (15 bid and $0 9.*? asked; lake coppe
lulet at 112 25 hlil and $12 37 asked
In quiet at $16 16 hid and llfi 22^4 auk
d; lead dull and easy at $.1 97V4 hid ant
i4 0214 nuked; speHer unchanged a
4 R24 hid and It #74 asked. The llrn
mining the settling price for leadlni
vestern miners and ?m< Iters quotei
cad $3 S5.
I'rt interim.
OIL CITY?Credit balances $1 02; cert I
Icatos $1 02 Vi 'dd for cash; no sales
ihlpiucntti 93,4'fi barrels; runs 9.1,424 bar
el*.
Who'.
STAY YORK?Wool quiet.
NEURAI/HA cured by Dr. Mllos* Pai:
Piua "Ouucent adoao*' At all drugsluu
i
1
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If Wit* TUD.Xq L4UIIS. !
a (Nea* Baltimore.)???? '
IP Three college courses for dsgreea Mu* <
sic. art sod elocution specialties. 22 in*
11 strtictors and officers. 88 boarding pupils i
i? from It state* last year. Cultured home
,o and homo comforts. Reasonable rates.
Ia Send for catalogue.
l? REV. J. y. TURNER, president ?
O. v. YONCE, Secretary.
Luthcrvllle, Md. Je2l
n Mont de Cbantal Academy, j
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF TIC
. sisters or m visitation.
"" First-class tuition in all branches. Ex%
eellent accommodations; home comforts;
^ good table; large and healthy rooms; ex- .
tensive grounds; pure air.
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^ 1/ITCWTRS5 111 fllUill U6 vnoaioi anwvmyi
WbeeBnq, W. Va.
FINANCIAL. u
a LAMB. Pres. JOS. 8EYBOLD. Cashier.
* J. A. JEFJ'KRSON, Aii't Cashier.
BANK OF WHEELING, t
CAPITAL SSOO.OOO, PAlO IN.
.WHEELING, W. VA.
*i DIRECTOR*
Allen Biack. Jo*epb^F. Paull. ?
J a men Cummins, Henry Blebersoi^ ' .
* A Reymann, Joseph Seybold,
GIbaon Lamb.
e Interest paid on special deposits. t
Issues drafts on England. Ireland and
Scotland. JOSEPH SEYBOLD. t
my 11 Cashier.
JgXCHANGE BANK.
CAPITAL. _?300,000.
I. N. VANCE President t
: JOHN FREW Vies President
* L. E. SANDS Cashier
WM. B. IRVINE Ass't Cashier _
DIRECTORS.
J. N. Vance, George E. 8tifel,
J. M. Brown. William Etllnghsm,
John Prow, John L. Dickey*
John Waterhouse, W. K. Stone. -?
W. H. Frank. ' _ j
0 Drafts Issued on England, Ireland# Scotd
land and all points in Europe.
JgANK OF THE OHIO VALLEY. =
2 CAPITAL 8170,000.
c WILLIAM A. I SETT ......President
r MORTIMER POLLOCK....Vice President
d Drafts on England, Ireland, France and .
Germany. I
B DIRECTORS.
c William A. Ieott, Mortimor Pollock,
. J. A. Miller, Robert Simpson,
. E. M. Atkinson. C. M. Frlssell,
Julius Pollock. ]
* Jail J. A. MILLER. Cashier. d
\ MEDICAL.
e- Mott's Nerverioe Pills <
! ranTd rith!?
d ?ex, such as Nervous Prostration, Failing or
? lost Manhood, Impotency, Nightly Emb- r
!? lions, Youthful Errors, Mental worry, excessive
use of Tobacco or Opium, which E
, lead to Consumption and Insanity. $1.00
per box by mails 6 boxes for &00. r
>: MOTTS CHEMICAL CO., Prop's, CMnd, Ohio.
a For tale by C. H. GRIE8T & CO.. 1139 p
Market utroet. d&w ?
1 ' ' > c
; INSURANCB. ,
a REHL ESTHTB
\ TITLE INSURANCE. \
If yoo purchaa* or make a loan on real
estate have the title Insured by the
I Wheeling Title and Trast Co. (
? NO. 1315 MAltKET STKKKT.
d h M. rubs<*lL President
? L. r. BTIFKU ?Mr?t*rr
tt C. J. RAWL4NG Vic# PMildent ,
WM. H. TRACT AM't 8?cr?t?rr .
,, Q. R. E. GILCHRIST..Examiner of Titles
| STEAMERS.
? WTieeling, Sistosrille 4 Matamoras Trade.
J; Steamor Hloi*o
* leaves Wheeling every Tuesday. Thursn
day and Saturday at 11 o'clock a. m.
d Leaves Matamorae every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at S o'clock a. to.
' 8. BRADY MORGAN.
5 **
0 RAILROADS.
I FHST TIME
OV33R
S PENNSYLVANIA SHORT LINES
ff
' "PAN HANDLE BOUT&"
.' LEAVE WHEELING 9:45 A. if.. CITY
' TIME. DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
n Arrive COLUMBUS 2:10 p.m.
a Arriv* PINCMNNAT1 6:46 I), m. i
Arrive INDIANAPOLIS......... 10;u0 p. in. '
_ Arrive ST. LOUIS 7:u0 a. in.
9 PENNSYLVANIA STANDARD
COACHES
PENNSYLVANIA DINING CAR
PULLMAN CARS FROM WHEELING
JUNCTION TH ROUGH WITHOUT
t CHANGE.
,t OTHER TRAINS LEAVE WHEELING.
n For Stcubeiivllie unci Pittsburgh 7:2i u. ,
m. week tiny a; for Pittsburgh and tho '
16 East and fur Columbus utul Chicago at 1
a 1:25 p. tn. woek days; for PltuburKh, liar- J
i. rlxburg, Baltimore. Washington. Phllndel- I
r phla nnd Now York at 3:55 p. m. dally; for
Hteubetivllle and Drnnlson at 3:55 p. tn.
e dally: for Pittsburgh at 7:00 p. m. w??ek ?
e days; for Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, ,
o Inalannpoll* nnd S(. Leuls at 9:30 p. tn. ,
.j wok days. City tiro* t
Purlor Car to Pittuburgh on 3:55 p. m. and ?
J 7 p. m. Trains. *
Persons coiitcmpiuiiug a trip will find t
s It prolUab'.o In plirubure und convenience \
e to communicate with the undersigned, who (.
y will mako all nccessary arrangements for 3
11 dollghtfnl Journey- Tickets will bo pro- j
'* vided and baggage checked through to dea- c
a tlnailon. >
e JOHN G. TOMLINSON- \
- Pn??srr:rfpr and Tlckut Agent. Wheeling, 1
a W. vn. oc3_ j
! WHEELING 4 ELM GHOVB RAILROAD.
On and after Suturday. February S, 1S35.
1. trains will run as follows, city time:
~Leave Wheeling. | Leave Kim Grove." j
J J Tr'n'T'inelTr'n T*mc Tr'n T'mejTr'n~Tmo \
' No. a. m No. p. m. No. a. m. No. p. m. ;
J.... t<:00?.... 3:00 I.... t?:?0;ll 1:<? (
B 4.... 7:00 22.... 4:?0 3? 7:<0? 4*<0 . .1
tl ! !2K-- 5-2 ! JiflS !& !>
.... I.WI.H,... I.... W.VI ?
r ! 10.... 10:0(0.... T:M) ?.... I0;00f7 7:03 |\
: I 12..,. U:00'S0.... 8:?KI 11.... 11:00 29 i:01 'f
p. m,fc... 9:u" p.m. 31 9:i0 *
1 14.... tl2:00 34.... 10:00 11.... 12:(0 33 19:00 , ?
. 16.... 1:00 29.... U:0u 19.... 1 :Ce 25..... 11:00 $
: 19.... 1:001 17.... 1:00 '{
r t Daily, except Sunday. j 1
s Sunday church trains will leava Elm 14
Grove at 9:41 a. m. and Whwlinr at 11:17 .
p. m. H. E. WEISOKHhEK.
General Maua*er. i t
rnnii MoNUiNUAll aUl L'iu lb THE I >
" JL Short Lino between Fairmont and j
I Ci.ii'khbura. WuIck Tune? l'u?t Train*? I
- Sure i'onm?ctiona. W'hrti traveling to or J
from ClnrKHhurit or W??t Virginia A Pitta- <
booth railroad point*, hco that your tick- t
etr rend vln the Mononitnhela Itlvor Hallroad.
Cloio connection* at Fairmont with \
It. &. O. train* and at Clarkabunr with 1?. , 1
& O. and \V.. V r train* Tlcketa via 1
thin route on *ale at all U. 1 O. and W.? j n
* V. & I'. R It. utaiionn. I u
U I HUGH U. UUWL1.3. Um'L SupL I
RAILWAY TIME CARD.
Arrival and dwrtura of
ift?r Mar H 1* Explanation et Bj?r>
ntc* MaiW. Daily. (Dally. ?"(' ?
lay. iDally. ?c?pt Saturdaywpt
Monday. (Sunday* only. haturda*a
jniy. Eajlgtn Standard Tima.
'rCrart. |R.ior=SullTLIn? East. ?"JT*TJ:K
am Waih., IlaL, Phil.. N.V. "I* aa
"4:46 pm Waah.. Hal.. Phil.. N.T.
*??rtn .ml 0..niKarUnH A rrOCTl. .. tltOO DB
4.4* pm '.'.'...Grafton Accom--... MM am
'10:55 am ..Wuhlmtoa City Bx^. *UM pm . I
Depart7 a&O.-C.O. Dir.. XHml ArrVre.
7:fc am For Columbus and Chi. *1*'! *?
10:25 am ..Columbua and Clncln.. *5.15 P?
11:40 pm ..Columbua and Clncln.. *5J0 am ,
1:25 pm Columbu? and Chi. Ex. *?
10:25 am ..8t CUIravllI* Acoom.. fUSO a?
1:25 pm ..8t Clalmrtlla Aecom.. g:l? P?
10^25 am 8andua>y Mall P?
Impart. B. A O.-W.. P. B. Dtv. Arrive.
6:21 am For Plttrburgh *10 .? all
7:15 am Pittsburgh ....... P?
5JU pm ..Plttaburgh and E*?t. tljO P?
11:15 pw .^Pittsburgh m.?.. tlOjOO a*
Depart. P., C? C. / St.'L. By. ^rrJ*j
17:ft am Plttabunh .- t{:J| JJ*
19:45 om 8teubenvnle and Weat *.15 pm
15:45 am ..8teub?nvllle Accom. *.1? P?
11:25 pm ..PlttaburKh and N. T.. TJ.JJ P?
3:56 pm ..Pittsburgh and K. T.. U.30 am
17:00 pm ...Plttabur^h^Accom... 1??50 am
f?M5 am Ex.. Cltu and St Loult tfrtj *m
t*:30 pm Ex.. Cln. and St Louli g:}5 P?
11:25 Dm Btcub. and Chi.. Tl.25 pm
1:56pm...Pitta, and DwnUQP^jy?*5 |
fc FCorf |
tt:H am ...Canton and Toledo... t? Si P?
?:M am Alliance and Cleveland tJ.M P?
+5:51 am SteultenvMIe and PJ""- }?:?f
10:W am St?ub?nvllle and Pltt?. til.06 am
t2:10 pm ..Fort Wayne and Chi.. tj.io pm >
t2:10 prrj ...Canton and Toledo... te.10 pm
ta:ID pm Alliance and Cleveland tl.g P?
tS:M pm Stoub'e and WHl^yHle. TS.58 am J
t6:S4 pm Philadelphia and N. T. tj.10 pm
C!eve Wind Chf' Flyer ,
11:00 am Toledo and Detroit Spe. t4.J0 pm *
t4:40 pm Cleve. and Million Ex. J4.J0 pm
11:00 am Steub. and Brilliant Ac. tll.W am
t4:40 pm 8teub. and Brilliant_Ac.j_tj^* P?
D^nirTcT'irV'^Bridgep't. Arrt t7:05
am Cleve., Toledo and Ch}. t|.IO pm
t2:2S pm Cleve., Toledo and Chi. ]* ! Pjg
t?:00 pm ....Mttuslllon Accom.... Tll.oo am
8:01 am ..St Clulravllle Accom.. JJ.J
10:0S am ..8L Clalrsvi e Accom.. tt.44 pm
Ti:2* pm ..fit. Clnlrsv e 4pco - Tj;** g?
t6:S0 pm ..St. Clatravllle Accom.. }?.? PJJ
tl:40 pm Local Freight tll.M_?g ft
Depart. Ohio River H. R.
8:10 am Park, and Way Pol"!? iJ-45 Sm
t":40 am Chart eaton and CI*1*1"- i.'J? 5?
!};!! SS BSMWFKfiS
Si
ii?S3
2:30 pmlMlxod Freight ana **a?.i * ?* ???
RAILROADS.
BALTIMORE & OHIO
nffB^ _ Departure and at Hlll'll
'fltflMllfrlW!!J rival of trains at
l llTl III' Wheelloff. Eastern
v^?5t&3fC/ time. Schedule la
viflBBy effect May It UK.
HAIN LINE BABT.
For Baltimore. Philadelphia and New
'nrk, 12:25 und 10:55 a. m. ttxtd 4:15 p. m.
ally.
Cumberland Accommodation, i'M a. m.
ally, except Sunday.
Grafton Accommodation. 4:45 p. m. dallf.
ARRIVE.
From New York. Philadelphia and Bal>
lniore. 8:20 a. m. dally. j
Washington Express, 11:00 p. m. dally.
Cumberland Accommodation, 4:00 p. nu
xcppt Sunday.
Grafton Accommodation, 10:10 a. m. dally.
TRANS-OHIO DIVISION.
For Columbus and Chicago, 7:35 &. m. and
:25 p. m. dally.
> ?< Plnnlnnatl TCxnreU. 10:21
.. m. and 11:40 p. m. dally. ' -i
St. Clalrsville Accommodation. 10:25 a. m.
nd 3:25 p. m. dally, except Sunday.
ARRIVE.
Chicago Express. 1:15 a. m. and 11:50 a.
n. dally. J
Cincinnati Express, 6:20 a. m. and 505 9. '
11. dally.
Sandusky Mall, 5:15 p. m. dally.
St. Clalrsville Accommodation, 11-.50 a.
n. and 5:15 p. m. dally, except Sunday.
WHEELING & PITTSBURGH DIV. 3]
For Pittsburgh, 5:25 and 7:15 a. m. and
:L'0 p. m. dally, and 1:15 p. m. daily* ex*
cpt Sunday.
For Pittsburgh and the Eaat, C:25 a. ra.
nd 5:1*0 p. in. daily.
ARRIVE.
From Pittsburgh, 10:10 a. m., G:20 p. m.
ind 11:30 p. m. dally. 10:00 a. zn., ex"*pt
iunday.
T. C. BURKE,
'assenger and Ticket Agent, Wheeling.
V. M. GREENE. D. B. MARTIN.
General Manager. Manager Paasen*
ger Traffic.
Baltimore.?
QB9E? Time Table In Effect
lir wvJune ^ 1SSS* Baat*
Dally. fDaily Except Sunday.
_ South Bound. I *7 | fl | ?3 1 ?5 ' '
rla P.,C.,C.&St.L.R| I la. m.|p. m.
Ituburgh, Pa...LvJ |glaj 9:10| 12:41 J
Vhrollnc Ar Line 11:86 tM ;
Leave. a. m. a. m. a.m. p. m.
Vheellng 6:30 7:40 11:46 4:15
loundfvllle 1 6:67 8:03 11:17 4:47
Jew Martinsville.... 7:61 8:44 1:13 6:61
listers ville 8:12 8:02 1:61 6.11
Villlatnstown 8:83 f:? 8:00 J** M
>nrkersburf 10:00 10:15 3:36 8:20
lavcnawc^oa lljW *'-80
fason City 11500 6:80 v
p. m.
?olnt Pleasant 11:28 6:11
"Via K. & M. Ry. "
?olnt Pleasant...Lv fl:!* f7:10
7barle?ton Ar 6:07 9:26| '*
lalllpolls Ar "11:38 6:33
JuntlnRion l'?Mj 7:48
"Via C. *~0. Ry. ' a. m.
^v. Hunflnnton *2:35 *3:80
kr. Charleston 4:37 3:45
p. m. p. m.
Cenova Ar 1:50
Via C. & O. Ry.
,v. Kenova *1:55
Mncinnatl, O Ar 5:16
voxlnKton, Ky....Ar 5:30
x>ulsvllle, ICy.....Ar 8:16
JOHN J. ARCHER. O. P. A.
TUB ?
jlcTeland, Lorain & Wheeling
KAIL WAY COMPANY.
Schedule In Effect Hay 15, 1898.
Central Standard Time.
ARRIVE.
: ar'niTlp. m. p. m. a. m.
Lorain Brunch._ 11 [ IS (__15 j)
Jornln 6:271 2:20 4:2S l:M
Jlyrla G.44 2:39 4:40 10:01
Irafton 7:04 2:55 4:56 10:21 B
Alter _7:23|_3:12 J5:15 J0:40
Main Line. 1 3 5 7""
a. m.jp^m.jp. m. a. m.
Tevelan^TTTT 7:20 ^2:25 5:KN J
JrooKIyn 7:26 2:41 6:47 ,
.?<t?-r 8:22 8:26 6:42
It'dlnu *:30 3:35 6:52
Htippewa Lake s:41 3S6 7:05
Irvllio 8:u0 3:55 7:14 1
iterling 4:01 7:20
Vanrlck 9:18 4:22 7:42
'unul Fulton 9:24 4:1*9 7:49
klasnlllun D:<;> 4.ifi S:(i9 6:30
uatus 10:03 6:02 8:25 <:4t
*nnal Dover 10:34 5:31 8:55 7:11
Jew Philadelphia... 10:41 6:3S 9:02 7:23
3hrU'.hsvlU? 11:25 9.20 7:44
Jridfc'^port 1:30 8:10 10:00
jellalre - 8:2S
DEPART.
Maij7*LTne. 2 I A I 0 I ?
a. m.|a. m.]p. m. p. m.
Vllnlre } sTfiOI |
Jrldiceport 6:f| 1:40 6:00
Iini-Iir* ? ?> o.iv e.lD 7'11 V7'
s'cw Philadelphia... 5:>'? R:lS 4;o3 7-2|
Janal Dover 5:11 s:36 4:10 7:11 -41
ustuii ..." 5:41 9:vS 4:3# 9,<os
dAMlllOtt $:(H' I?::3 4:54 1:11
'mini Fulton 6:is 9mo r ? '**
Vnnvlck 6:25 9:49 1:14
Jterlln* 5;-? 10:11 #*40
vllle 10:18 5:41
Jlilj.pewa I-ako 7:H :o.? 5:55
li.ullna ?:'6 10:37 6:07*
.r*ier 7:r9 10:49 6:19'
nooklyn 8:14 11:14 7:011
'Irveland 8:30|_y:B0 7:16*
Lorain Branch. 12 14 is ~1F"
? m a. ni. ?^m. p. m.
8:2R SI46
!ra(ton 8:41 11 :f7 C:.V1 3:4J
Slyrla 9:00 11:21 7:11 LB S
.otiiin ?:15| 11:35 7:>5| 4.T0 Trains
Now. 1, 2. 6 and 6 dally between
'l. vHitnd and I hrlrhKvilla AU otbar
rami* dally, except Sunday*.
I>clrlo ram iwtween Hrldceport and
Vheellna and lirldgeport and Martin's
^crry and Hell a I re.
Consult MRirntu for general Information
it to routes ard paaacnger ratea to
ill point*.
M. Q. CAlillKJU O. F. JL

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