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THE INVESTOR
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OFFICE OF THE HERALD,
Los Angeles, June 21, 1898.
"A contented spirit Is the sweetness of ex
istence."
Savings Bank Facts
A paragraph has been traveling about to
the effect that more than one-half of the
depositors In savings banks In France are
women, and that with 2000 such savings
banks In the French republic, having on de
posit 8700,000,000, it has been found necessary
or desirable to reduce the maximum amount
of each depositor from 1400 to $300. There
are more than 4,000,000 Individual depositors,
for the total number of open savings bank
accounts Is nearly 7,000,000; but the assump
tion that a majority of the French deposit
ors are women Is misleading, the mistake
arising from the fact that In most French
households It is the custom u3 iflltr wife
rather than the husband to superintend
what would be called In the United States
"the family savings bank account."
The custom is quite general in France, as
In Germany, where there are 5,000,000 sav
ings bank depositors and where the total de
posits exceed $500,000,000, to put aside each
week a sum ostensibly taken from the
household expenses, -for what is called ln
Germany "der regentag." To this custom is
due the mistake into which many persons
have fallen of supposing that there are so
many female depositors in savings banks
ln these two countries, which collectively
have on deposit about three-fifths ns much
money as the savings banks of the United
States.
There are In this country more than 1000 I
savings banks, the number of depositors
being In excess of 5,000.000, and
the total Btim on deposit In ex
cess of $2.ooo.ooo.ooo—nearly $400 a de
positor on the average. Ihe highest
being in California and the lowest In North
Carolina. New York state has the largest
number of depositors, and Massachusetts
comes next. The total amount on deposit
In New York state is $715,000,000. of which
3400,000,000 Is In the county of New York,
$115,000,000 In Kings, and $10,000,000 In West
chester. Groat Britain has total deposits
in her savings banks of about $550,000,000, of
which about $500,000,000 Is in the savings
banks of England and Wales.
A contrary opinion prevails extensively,
but It Is nevertheless a fact there that there
is very much more money on deposit in the
Savings banks of Ireland than Scotland.
Diirinir the past two years the Increase of
deposits in the Irish savings bunks has been
very marked. Austria-Hungary, Italy and
Scandinavian countries have all of them
large savings bank deposits, and Switzer
land has proportionately a larger number
of savings bank depositors than any Euro
pean country, there being 1,600.000 In a coun
try the total population of which was found
by the last census (June. ISlii) to be2,?86518.
In other words, the number of bank ac
counts in Switzerland is more than 50 per
cent of the number of Inhabitants, nnd In E
like ratio in this country there would be
36.000.000 instead of 5.000.000.
In respect to savings bank deposits, as In
most other particulars ln which there is
emulation between the Inhabitants of the
various nations. Spain lags far behind, with
actually less money in all savings banks of
the country than are to be found In one
American state—Vermont. In all considera
tions of savings bank figures. It Is well for
the intelligent observer to recall that where,
as Is the case In France recently, the maxi
mum deposit is limited, the. number of sep
arate accounts Increases, and. where there
Is no such limitation, the number of such
accounts is correspondingly reduced. New
York savings hanks ilx generally a figure
beyond which an account, except for Inter
est. Is not permitted to go. nnd the rate of
Interest paid, as all depositors know. Is less
on large amounts than on small ones.
Commercial Expansion
It Is seldom that so much significance Is
packed into one statement as in that which
comes from an authoritative source in New
York that 172 locomotives have been ordered
for export ln the United States since Apr! 1.
The destinations of these locomotives are
China, New Zealand. Spain.Argentina. Mex
ico, Egypt. Japan. Russia. Brazil. One of
these orders to the Baldwin Locomotive
works calls for 77 locomotives for the Trans-
Siberian and Chinese Eastern railroads.
The Richmond Locomotive and Machine
works have also received orders from the
Finland State railroad. It will he seen that
these engines go In the main to countries
which until recently wore without railroads
or had next to nothing in the way of accom
modation. Probably there is no other
physical Instrumentality sn potent In civili
zation as the railroad, and the rapidity with
which lines are being constructed In parts
of the world heretofore lacking in them Is
marked evidence of the spread of civilization
and of those commercial Ideas which have
placed the Caucasian race on the highest
level. But there Is cause for special satis
faction, says the Economist, on the part of
Americans that these orders have come to
the United tSotes, when Ihc older countries
were anxious to get them. Tt shows how
rapidly this country is forging ahead ln
manufacture and commerce. The American
locbmottve Is not greatly superior to that
manufactured In England: indeed. In some
respects it Is not so good. The quality is.
however, so nearly on a parity thnt a slight
difference in price secures the order to the
American builder. The cost of construct
ing all sorts of iron work has been so re
duced during the past ten or twenty years
in the United States that our people arc
gaining a great advantage over Europeans.
Thjs .due largely to the ease and cheap
ness wlyi_v, T hich Iron ore is mined, but still
more fVv the Ingenuity of our people in
cheapening manufactured goods Every
year brings some Improvement which puts
the old equipment behind the times. Ameri
cans nre specially successful ln devising ma
chinery which saves manual labor. The or
ders referred to nre only one item among
very many showing how our manufac
turers arc gaining on those of the rest of the
world and foreshadowing for our foreign
commerce a vast expansion.
A Surety Company's Loss
Tho Fidelity and Deposit company of
Maryland has at last paid the Wldberhond
of $100,937.70 to the city of San Francisco.
In tho opinion of the News Letter the com
pany made a serious mistake ln refusing
lo meet Its obligations until a court of law
had ordered It to do so.. There never was
the least moral doubt that the Fidelity
and Casualty should settle Its heavy loss,
and Its determination to pay the city's
claim only when n judgment had been ob
tained was indefensible.
Mining Investments
Objectors to mming investments some
times plead the "transitory characetr" of
a mine. The objection is not well taken,
for. if extended, would apply to every form
of business. Indeed, few forms of invest
ment are more permanent. How often,
says the Mining and Scientific Press, one
notes the going to pieces of some old-es
tablished mercantile business or th? sud
den cessation of what seemed a profitable
enterprise In every line of business. Yet
that Is not used as an argument against
embarking In trade or engaging in any line
of business. In this regard the mining busi
ness will not suffer by comparison. It ffas
of late j-ears become similar to any other
form of legitimate enterprise—has jts suc
cesses and failures—just as has any other
line of human effort.
Incorporations
Alcatras Masonic Hnll association of
West Oakland. Cat.; $20,000; subscribed, $10,
--000.
Anita Mining and Milling company, On
tario; $480,000; subscribed, $384,000.
W. L. Growall company, formed to con
duct a general tailoring company, San
Francisco; $10,000; nil subscribed.
Candelarlo Mining company, San Fran
cisco; •100,000; all subscribed.
Transfers, $1000 nnd Over
(Daily Statement.)
Jr. P. Monroo et al. to B. Duncan-
Lots 4 to 7, blk A, lot 13, blk B
CONDUCTED BY GEO. A. DOBINSON
Walsh Estate trt $3,045
Lulu A. Pitcher to Ira P. Smith—Lot
4S, blk K. Knob Hill trt 1,000
Ira P. Smith to W. K. James—Same. 1,000
C. T. German et al. to Esther Butler
and J. Thomas—Lot 55, town of La
Canyada 1,200
J. C. Williams et al. to A. C. Strain-
Lots 3 and 4. J. C. Hiatt's sub. of
Keith trt 5,000
Kliza and S. G. Snoll to Lizzie H.
('hapten—Lot 16. suh. of lot 5, of
sub. part lot 7, blk 73, H. S 1,000
11. I.angensieper et al. to Anna S.
Carlson—Lots 10, 11 and 12. blk E,
Sherman trt 2,000
Twenty-three transfers under $1000,
of which 12 were nominal 2,763
Total $17,008
Mortgages, $1000 and Over
(Dally Statement.)
A. J. Chapton to J. S. Brown—Lot 22,
resub. of Mattlson trt, 3 yrs, 11 per
cent $2,000
Same to same—Lot 21, same resub., 3
yrs. U per cent 2,000
C. C. Gibbons et al. to Fidelity Say.
& L. Ass'n—Part lot 72. Park Villa
trt. 100 mos, 6 per cent 1,700
Pomona L. & W, Co. to D. R. Craw
ford—Lots In Palornares trt, 1 yr, 10
per cent 10,000
G. B. Lewis et al. to Alice H. Covert
—Lot 7. blk 8, City Center trt, 3 yrs,
11 per cent 1,000
John Flood to J. M. Gravblll—Lots 13
and 14, Mills trt. 2 yrs, 11 per cent.. 3.500
Twelve mortgages under $1000 5.76(1
Total $25,1150
Releases, $1000 and Over
(Dally Statement.)
Anna L. Sweet to A. J. Chapton, 585
--5>7 $2,000
Same to same. 5X5-88 2,000
\S'. Quay to University Bk. of L. A.,
496-46 2,500
Security Say. Bk to Alfren Solano et
al.. 510-227 4,500
F. H. .Crowell to C. E. Whittemore,
;i55-35 2.000
M. K. Flint to D. Stoddart, 491-137.... 1,000
Ten releases under $1000 3,384
Total $18,381
Conditions as Shown by Transactions
on Wall Street
NEW YORK, June 21.—The stock mar
ket today gave renewed evidence of the
general disposition among Important finan
cial Interests to restrict confident opera
tions until developments in the war situa
tion, more stability to the grain market,
and a clearer perception of the future of
the money market materialized. The an
nouncement of the Baltimore and Ohio re
organization plan, which Involves the dis
tribution of new securities In excess of
$200,000,000, and the formation'of an under
writing syndicate to provide $30,000.00!) cash
to carry out the immediate provisions of
the plan, augurs well for the confidence of
Its projectors in the immediate tendency
of the money market. Preparations look
ing: to the disbursements of enormous sums
in connection with the July dividend and
Interest payments are now being made.
The general temper of the speculation to
day was hesitating during the greater part
of the forenoon, owing to the vigorous ef
forts of the bears to precipitate weakness
m the general markets by concentrating
their efforts against the hlgh-prioed spe
cialties, with a view of dislodging long
stock. These efforts were rewarded by
substantial declines in Sugar, People's Gns
and Metropolitan Street Railway. T7H-.
Uranger group yielded sympathetically
with the break In wheat, but the remainder
of the list was well supported and losses
were small.
The feverlshness of the leaders dominat
ed the speculation to a more or less extent
until a disposition on the part of the Lon
don operators to absorb a sprinkling of the
international favorites, coupled with man
ifest support to the standard shares at suc
ceeding lower levels served to check the
reactionary tendency and values moved
slowly upward, with the ultimate result of
the day s operations showing slight frac
tional changes favoring either side.
T h ,f, b< J nd market was fairly active, but
exhibited Irregularity. Some individual
transactions of note were made, including
a block of $200,000 Union Pacific fours at
87. The total sales were $2,230,000.
Quotations for government securities
were unchanged on call, except an Improve
ment of % per cent In the old fours regis
tered.
Closing Stocks
NEW YORK, June 21.-The following
are the closing prices on the New York
stock exchange today:
Atchison 12% Rock Island 106%
do pfd.... 32% st P M & M 141
Baltimore & O. 18% Southern Pac... 18*4
Canada Pacific. 82% Southern Ry 8%
Central Pacitlc. 13*4 do pfd 29%
Canada South.. 51 Tex & Pac 11*4
dies & 0hi0... 22% Union Pacific.... 58%
Chi & A1t0n....158 Wabash 7*4
C B & Q 104% U P D & G 7%
Chi & E 111 57 Wheel & L E.... 1%
CCC &St L.. 41*4 do pfd n
do pfd — 87 Adams Express..lol
Del & Hudson.lo7 American Ex 12"
D& R G 12 U S Express 45
Del &L W 151 Wells Fargo ... .121
Erie (new) 13*4 Am Cotton 0i1... 20*4
do Ist pfd.. 35% do pfd 73%
Fort Wayne 16S Am Spirits 14%
Great N pfd —170*4 do pfd 37*4
Hocking Val... 611% Am Tobacco ....115%
Illinois Cen....103% do pfd 119
Lake E & W...115 People's Gas .... 96*4
do pfd.... 71 Con Gas 11)8
Lake 5h0re....189*4 Com Cable C 0....165
Louis & Nash.. 52-'!; Col F & 1r0n.... 20*4
Manhattan L..104*} do pfd 90
Met St Ry 160*4 9?, n Electrlc 37%
Mich Central . .10:1% Illinois Steel 56%
Minn & St L.... 27*4 La cleoe Gas.... 4§%
do Ist pfd. 90 Lead 33%
Mo Pacific 38 <'° „ . PM 108
Mobile & Ohio. 20 £ at Linseed Oil.. IS
MX & T 11 2 re .i m ?„ C M 2S
do pfd.... 33*4 K a f, m * Miul Sift
Chllnd&L.... 9% P"Hman 1a1a«..1.57'-.
NYC &St L.. 13 Standard B& T. 5%
do Ist pfd.. 05 s «S ar ■ in
N J Central 93*4 J\" " Hlll
N V Central...llo S 11 *" ?<-' rt 57%
Nor West 13 t1 & Iron 23%
NAmerCo.... 6% a A * leather .... Jg
North Pacific... 29 Tt a °, „ .Pfd 63%
do pfd.... 65% U * R «bber .... 24%
O R& N 10V, „. 0 P™ &>
Read* m c d ' o caso * y w - -m
Ore Short Line 29 - ' I ™,.
s do L^^::«^^g'° n ::}p
Bond List
NEW YORK, June 21.—The
are the closing prices of bonmYon "eNew
York stock exchange today
U S new 4s reg.l24 do 4s ffli
do coup.. ..121 NY C & StL^ffl**
°4 '2i£:::BaE N a * aciflc
do 2d5...... 85 de 5* SB
US 5s reg....'..111% N ' D ° &w g JS%
do c0up....111V, oNavlsts ill
District 6s 65...115% do 5,Sr
ao aaj 45.. 65% jo t r fi\
™#rm d &"" I Sr* P "° lflc *J* *">*&*.
C 1 Oh m K«"'isSir Readi "& « 85%
C « Ohio 55—114% R a W iqta qq
gt R O 4 5 , t9 " 1 2$ St M con 5s 01%
|w|D ,
Gen Elec 55....103& So R y 5s 63 ' if*
gh& s a 65.105 ir & T6s.:::::::'?
H*T r «. "' ,n'i new set 35.. 91
rt? C ?-V"J« Tex PL G lsts.lOT%
do conCs..lon do reg2ds SStt
lowa C ists ...100 UPD & G lsts.. $!
V V 5!? i? n , 4 . a - 1 ™ Wabash Ist Gs... .109%
L & N Uni 45.. 89 do 2ds 85
Miss >url 6s ....100 w Shore 45.... «fr-
M X & T 2d9.. 62% Va Centuries 71%
do 4s 87% do dfd.... 6
N V Cen 15t5..119 v p nfd FRiii
N J C 5s 114 do 4596*
N Carolina 0..123 ™™
London Markets
NEW YORK. June 21.—The Evening
Post's London financial cablegram says:
ON 'CHANGE
LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 22, 1898
The stock markets here were quiet and
irregular today. Americans were better.
The tendency here is to buy, but as soon
as prices here go over the New Tork parity,
that market sells; consequently the mar
ket closed dull.
Spanish fours were firm at one time on
the announcement by the Bank of Spain
of the payment of the next coupon. Bra
zils were better.
Treasury Statement
WASHINGTON, June 21.—Today's state
ment of the condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $188,074,181;
gold reserve,'slo4,722,o3l.
Silver Bullion
SAN FRANCISCO, June bars,
971401 Mexican dollars, 46%«}46%.
CHICAGO MARKET
Prices and Prospects of the Trade in
Cereals
CHTCAGO, June 21.—There were several
causes which combined to give wheat
strength at the start. The cables were de
cidedly strong, Liverpool prices ranging
from i". t ii. to 2V4d. per bushel higher, with
the continent's markets better. Another
reason for strength was found ln the bad
news from France, where the crop was said
to have been seriously hurt by rust. Ac
cording to authentic reports the yield there
will be 10 to 20 per cent less thsn antici
pated. Advices were also received from
many sections In Missouri, Kansas and
Texas, where the grain Is ripe, reporting
serious loss from rains, and these, too, had
an influence early in the day. Shorts cov
ered freely and there was some general
buying for the long account, under which
prices advanced sharply. The heavy profit
taking and short selling which followed
this led to a sharp reaction, and Septem
ber, which started at 68\ilif88%. fell of to
66Ke«ff{t, and July, which started at 7:l#
7:iVj. declined to 71tic. December lost liic.
In the last half of the session the market
turned strong on the confirmation of the
deal to pool the Plllsbury and Peavev
wheat along with the Lelter holdings, and
to have Armour handle It all, had been
consummated. Together with this came
still further claims of crop damage from
St. Louis. This bullish news brought the
shorts out ln force, and the decline was
more than recovered. July closed with an
advance of 2&«j'2_c, and September lU®
ttie. -
After a strong opening In corn, the
market became quite weak, due to profit
taking. Later the loss wos barely recov
ered on the final rally ln wheat. July
closed %c lower. *
Oats followed corn, closing with a loss
of
The appearance of two new cases of yel
low fever In Mississippi, together with the
break In corn, depressed provisions. Pork
lost 15c; lard, sc, and ribs 7&c.
SAN FRANCISCO MARKET
Call Board Dealings and Price* of
Produce
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21.—Wheat-
Very dull; December. 1.30%.
Barley—Not quoted.
Corn—Large yellow, 1.00421.02*1.
Flour—Family extras. 5.25&5.35 per bar
rel; bakers' extras, 5.0005.10.
Wheat—Shipping wheat, nominal; mill
ing wheat, 1.47*4*31.521,!..
Barley—Feed, 13%fij1.16% per cental;
brewing, nominal.
Oats—Poor to fair, 1.25491,27*4 per cental;
good to choice, 1.3001.35: fancy feed. 1.37 1 /-.®
1.40 per cental; gray, 1.27%01.32%; milling,
1.82%@1.87%; surprise, 1.3501.40.
Mlllstuffs—Middlings, a0.00iiJ22.00 per ton;
bran, [email protected]
Hay—Wheat, 20.000 22.00: wheat and oat,
19.00022.00; alfalfa, 12.000.12.50.
Dry Beans—Pink, 2.6002.70; Lima. 2.80©
2.90: small white, 1.7001.(01 large white, 1.65
01,75.
Vegetables—Onions, 50060 c per cental;
green peas, 1,0091.50 per sack; asparagus,
1.5002.00; tomatoes. 1.2501.75; string Ueans,
3(ffso per lb.; rhubarb, [email protected]; squash, 60®
75c per box.
Fresh Fruits—Strawberries, 7.0009.00 per
chest; gooseberries, 101% c; cherries, black,
20i<35c; white and red, 15030 c; peaches, 40®
65c; plums, [email protected]?.
Citrus Fruits—Navel oranges, 1.5002.75;
Mexican limes, repack. 3.0004.00; common
California lemons, ; choice, [email protected]
Butter—Fancy creamery, 18% c per lb.;
do seconds. 17c; fancy dairy, 17c; do sec
onds, 15*4016*4.
Eggs—Store, 13%@14%c per dosen; fancy,
ranch, 15®17%c. >
Poultry—Turkey gobblers, 10011 c per lb.;
old roosters, 3.5004.00 dozen; young roost
ers, 6.0008.00: small broilers, 2.0003.00; large
broilers, 3.0003.30; fryers, 4.0005.00; hens,
3.5004.50; . old ducks, 3.0003.50; geese, 73®
1.00 pair;"'old pigeons, 1.00; young pigeons,
1.25.
California Fruit Sales
NEW YORK, June 21.—Porter Bros.' com
pany sold today at open auction California
fruit at following prices:
Plums—Burbanks. 3.1503.37 per single
crate; peach, 1.8002.15; Abundance, 1.900
1.95; Clyman, 1.0501.45; Royal Hetive, [email protected]
1.15; St. Catherine, 90095 c.
Figs—2.37 per ten pound box.
Prunes—Tragedy, 1.3002.15 single crate;
Slmonl, 1.3001.90.
Peaches—Alexander, 70c1.70 per box; Gov.
Garland, 75095 c; Hale's Early, 70095 c.
Apricots—Moorpark, L 65 single crate;
Royal, 9OC01.6O; Blenheim, 1.35; Lemon. 1.30.
Cherries—Bigeneau, 60c©1.40 box; Royal
Anne, 65c01.35; Tartarian, 35C01.25; fancy,
1.25; assorted, 1.20; Centennial, [email protected];
other varieties, [email protected]
CHICAGO, June 21.—Porter Bros.' com
pany sold today at open auction California
fruit at following prices:
Prunes—Tragedy, 1.2001.90 single crate;
Slmonl. 1.60.
Plums—Abundance, 1.50 single crate; Cly
man, 1.0301.30; Royal Hetive. 85C01.10 sin
gle crate nnd 65c box; St. Catherine, $1.00
single crate; Cherry, 90c.
Cherries—Royal Anne. [email protected] box; fan
cy, 4OC01.2O: Black Blguereau, 5OC01.15; Na
poleon Biguereau, Ss«9oc; Tartarian, 20c®
1.15; Republicans, 1.10; other varieties, 23®
75c.
Peaches—Hales Early, 60085 c; Gov. Gar
land, 75:.
Visible Grain
NEW YORK. June 21.—Special cable and
telegraphic dispatches to Bradstreet's In
dicate the following changes In the visible
grain supply last Saturday, as compared
with the preceding Saturday:
Wheat—United States and Canada, east
of the Rocky mountains, decrease. 834.000
bushels; afloat for and in Europe, decreas*
900.000; world's supply, total decrease. 2 -
734.000.
Corn—United States and Canada, east of
the Rocky mountains, increase, 1,654,000
Oats—United States and Canada, east of
the Rocky mountains, decrease, 713,000.
Dried Fruit Prices
NEW YORK, June 21.—California dried
fruits quiet.
Evaporated apples—Common, 6®Bc per
pound; prime wire tray, 9®9%c; wood dlred
prime, 9%c; choice, 9*4 c; fancy, 10c.
Prunes—4®B%c,
Royal, B*[email protected]; Moorpark, 10®
Peaches—Unpeeled, [email protected]; peeled, [email protected]
Kansas City Live Stock
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 21.-Cattle—
Reeelpts. 6000; best grades steady; others
weak; native steers. 3.7504.95: Texas steers,
3.1004.75; Texas cows, 2.5003.75; native cows
and heifers, 2.2504.75: stockers and feed
ers. 3.2505.50; bulls, 2:7304.00.
Sheep — Receipts, 2000; market steady
lambs, 3.0006.60; muttons, 3.0004.35.
Spanish Securities
MADRID, June 21.—Spanish fours closed
today at 65. Gold was quoted at 87.
Petroleum
OIL CITY, Pa., June 21.—Credit balances.
86c; certificates opened 85c bid; closed, 87c
bid; cash oil, sales of 2000 bbls. at 88c at
the close.
WEATHEB AND CROPS
Conditions Prevailing Throughout
Southern California
Following Is the United States depart
ment of agriculture's climate and crop bul
letin of the weather bureau for Southern
California for the week ending June 20,
1893:
The past week was characterized by
warm, clear days and cool, cloudy nights,
with frequent fogs in the coast sections.
These conditions were favorable for the
growth of crops, particularly root crops
and feed, though the cool nights retarded
rapid ripening of deciduous fruit Hay
ing Is nearly completed and baling has be
gun. The crop Is light to good, the average
being fair. Considering the lack of rain
for maturing the crops until toward the
close of the season, the yield has turned
out far better than was anticipated. Apri
cots are ripening, and preparations are be
ing made for drying the crop. Vineyards
are looking well and grapes are growing
nicely. Oranges promise a good crop,
though some sections complain of the young
fruit dropping. Orchards are in good con
dition. The water supply Is keeping up
well ln some sections, while in others the
supply is slowly diminishing, but no seri
ous results are yet noticeable from lack of
water. Celery planting begins soon in the
peat lands, but the planting will be less
than anticipated.
Extracts from correspondents' reports by
counties:
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo City—A fair crop of hay
has been cut; corn and fruit are looking
well. The weather during the past week
was favorable for growing crops.
Ventura County
Bardsdale—The weather was normal dur
ing the day, but cool at night. Oranges con
tinue to drop. Apricots are about ready to
pick, and will yield heavier than was ex
pected where there are any on the trees.
West Saticoy—The weather was cool and
beneficial to crops. Apricots are growing
well and are beginning to ripen. The crop
is fair on young trees, but a failure on old
ones; there is less than half a crop.
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles City—The days were warm
and clear and the nights cool and foggy.
The cool, damp nlglits were favorable for
root crops and feed, but tended to retard
the ripening of fruit.
Falrmount—Cherries and apricots are be
ginning to ripen, hut the crop Is light and
the fruit smaller than usual.
Artesla—Foggy mornings and cold west
winds ln the afternoon prevailed the past
week. Alfalfa Is looking well, but corn
looks poorly.
Verdugo—A few apricots arc ripening,
and preparations arc being made for drying
the crop. Fogs during the week were ben
jeticlal. The water supply is slnwlv dimin
ishing, but no serious results are yet no
ticeable.
San Bernardino County
North Ontario—Warm weather is ripening
deciduous frluts and apricot drying will
soon begin. Young oranges are hanging
on the trees well. There are prospects of a
large crop of navels.
Kedlands—The weather was favorable
for the growth of all crops. Hay Is yield
ing well in places and Is of good quality.
Orchards are In fine condition and the water
supply Is keeping up well. Apricots and
peaches nre a good crop of fine quality.
Small fruits are abundant. Oranges nre
doing well and promise a good crop, but not
a large one.
Riverside County
Riverside—Farmers in thoTrahuoo moun
tains and foothills have harvested a fairly
good crop of hay. The rains last month
started a second growth from the stubble,
which Is now over a foot high, and is head
ing out. It will mature for a second cutting
of hay.
Moreno—The last pick of oranges Is bolntr
made; hay Is being harvested fast, reels
and pauls being used on the mowers.
Orange County
Capistrano—The weather conditions were
favorable during the past week.
Westminster—The weather continued
cool, with foggy nights. Vegetation made
slow growth. Barley hay is all cut. Al
falfa is now growing finely. Celery plant
ing begins soon: the planting will be less
than was anticipated.
Anaheim—The apricot crop is ripening
fast and the cannery is in readiness for cur
ing, the fruit.
San Diego County
San Diego City—The past week was char
acterized by light fogs in the morning,
partly cloudy days and clear nights, with
tho minimum temperature uormul and the
maximum low. Crops remain In the same
condition as last reported. The ripening of
small fruits has been somewhat retarded
by the cool weather; otherwise the weather
has been favorable.
Santee—El Cajon—The weather was cool
«2m JSX n orn ,'r nss ' and vegetation made
rapid growth. Vineyards are looking well
and grapes are growing nicely. Sulphuring
hM been general, as well as summer prun
ing. Hay is being baled; the crop we se
cured in fine condition.
t , GEORGE E. FRANKLIN,
Local Forecast Official, Weather Bureau.
Local Quotations
BUTTER—Extra local 32-ounce squares
4V,[email protected]; fancy creamery northern, 32 oz
squares, [email protected]; dairy, S2-oz.. 38S4uc
dairy, 28-oz., [email protected]; fancy tub, per lb.'
20S£21c.
EGGS—[email protected] per dozen.
CHEESE—Martin's New York Cheddars,
per lb., He; eastern, full cream, per lb„
13®13V4c; California half cream, per lb., 10c;
coast full cream, per lb., llfcc; California,
Downey or Anchor, per lb., 12V4c; do. Young
America, per 1b.,13H; do. 3-lb. hand, per lb..
[4x4,0; domestic Swiss, per lb.. [email protected]
POULTRY—Per dozen: Hens, [email protected];
young roosters, 5.00frr5.75; old roosters, 3.50
@4.00 broilers, [email protected]; fryers, [email protected];
ducks, 5.004i5.50; turkeys, alive, per pound,
[email protected]; geese, apiece. [email protected]
POTATOES—Burbanks, [email protected]; new,
60®>86c.
VEGETABLES—Beets, per 100 lbs., 80c;
cabbage, per 100 lbs, 60(rj)75c; carrots, per 100
lbs., 85c; chiles, dry, per string, 75®S5c; Mex
ican, per lb.. 50c; green, per lb., 12V£4ii5; gar
lic, 6'g7c; onions, 1.10iit1.25; do green, per doz.
25c; green peas, llCfic; turnips, 85c; pars
nips, 90ciai.00; cucumbers, 50ifi75c per doz.;
GREEN FRUlTS—Bananas, bunch, [email protected]
2.25; strawberries, com.. [email protected]; fancy, [email protected]
12V4; blackberries, [email protected]; loquats, 4®6; cher
ries, white. 40(g50; do black, [email protected]; apricots,
per box, 50; raspberries, per box, 7(38;
gooseberries, per pound, [email protected]; currants, per
box, 40<&50c; Logan berries, per box, [email protected];
figs, per lb., 30; peaches, per box, 78©1.00.
KAiSlNS—Fancy clusters, 2u-lb, ooxej.
2.00; 4-crown LL clusters, 1.75; S-crown LL,
per box, 1.35; 2-crown. loose, ln sacks, per
lb., 4c; 8-crown, loose, in sacks, per lb..
[email protected]*4c; 4-crown, per lb., 6Vi-'tfo'c: Sultana
seedlings, per lb., [email protected]; In boxes, %c
higher.
LARD—Rex pure leaf, tierces, 8c; spe
cial kettle rendered lard, B%c.
CITRUS FRUITS —Fancy navels, 2.00®
2.25 per box; fancy seedlings, 1.23.
Lemons: Cured fancy, 1.504?2.OO; choice,
1.25; green lemons, 1.00; grape fruit, per
box, 5.0W84.U0.
DRESSED MEATS—AII per lb.: Beof.
No. 1, 6%c; No. 2. 654 c; hind quartrs, No. 1,
3c; hind quarters, No. 2, 7c: ribs of beef.
10c; veal, [email protected]',ic; mutton, 7Vic; lamb, 8c;
pork loins, B%c; legs of pork, pork
spare ribs, 6c; pork tenderloins, 15c.
LIVESTOCK—Per lb.: Beeves, 304%;
hogs, 4V4c; lambs, per head, 1.50W2.00;
sheep, per cwt., 2.503 3.50; calves, per lb.,
Be.
CURED MEATS—Rex hams, 10!4c; pic
nic hams, 5%c; No. 2, S*4c; select mild cure,
11; fancy breakfast bacon, 1134 c; dried beef,
15V4C, smoked tongues, 50e; dry salt clear
bellies, 16-20 ay.. S'fcc; dry salt clears, 3J'«4o
ay., 7%c; salt clear backs, 7%c.
TALLOW—Per lb.. 2<AWH
WOOL—Nominal.
HIDES—Dry (as they run), 14c; do. Bp,
IPi*c; do. calf, 15c; hulls, 7c; salt steers, 4!J'«i
6Uc; do. stags and bulls, 3',[email protected]; cows, «V 4
B?c; sheepskins, [email protected]
BEANS AND DRIED PEAS—Pink, 3.259
3.60; Lima. [email protected]; Lady Washington,2.4o
62.50; small white, [email protected]; green field
peas, 2.755|>3.00; black-eyed beans, 3.00; gar
vancoi, 4.0004.60; lentils, imported, 7.004}
k.uo; lentils, California, [email protected]
DRIED FRUITS—Apples, sun dried,
sacks, per pound, SVfitic; evaporated,
fancy, [email protected]; apricots, fancy, 8c; choice, 6®
8c; peaches, fancy, impeded. s®7c; pears,
fancy evaporated, 84410 c; plums, pitted,
choice, Bii 10c; prunes, choice, boxed. 6®9c;
sacked, 4®Gc; dates, 7VifflSc; silver prunes,
choice, sack, 7feji.Sc; boxes, [email protected]: figs, Cal
ifornia white, per lb., [email protected]; California
black, per lb., s&sttc; California fancy, per
lb.. [email protected]: Imported Smyrna, [email protected]
NUTS—Walnuts, Los Angeles. [email protected]; me
per shells, [email protected]; hard shell, [email protected]: pecans,
[email protected]; filberts. 12«il2fcc, Brazils, [email protected];
plnons, 104j>Uc; peanuts, eastern, raw, 6V4
SiTc. roasted. [email protected]; California, raw, «jsc;
rousted. 6V»(S7e.
MILLSTUFFS—FIour, local mills, 5.(0
per bbl.; Stockton brands, 5.70; Oregon, 5.25;
eastern, 6.25H7.00; shorts, ton, local, 33.00;
rolled barley, per 100 lbs., 1.(0; cracked
corn, per 100 lbs., 1.25: feed meal, per 100
lbs., 1.30; bran, per ton, 21.00; graham, per
100 lbs., 2.70.
HAY—Wheat, per ton, 18.00®22.00; barley,
20.004*22.00; oat. 17.005rw.00; alfalfa, baled,
[email protected]; loose, 14615.
HONEY AND BEESWAX—Honey In
war. sii<i>2sc uer lb.
GRAIN-Wheat, No. 1, 1.70; No. 2, 1.10;
corn, small yellow, 1.26; large yellow, L2O;
barley, common, 156.
The Georgia Captain and His Men
A pleasing- and at the same time signifi
cant little incident occurred upon the sta
tion platform just as our train was leaving
Tampa Friday evening last. It illustrated
th* fellowship existing between officers and
men, which, if the like Is ever felt abroad,
It certainly would never have been so dis
played. A captain long in the service was
leaving for Atlanta on detached duty and
to see him off were a half score or more
of his mem, for each and every one of whom,
he had a pleasant word and a hearty hand
shake. Speaking of this after the train
was under way, I remarked to the captain
that abroad such a scene could scarcely tta
Imagined, as, whatever the officer might be
to his men in private, he would never indi
cate the slightest recognition of equality
with them in public.
"Why, bless your soul." rejoined he,
"they are my boys. You be with them as
I have, behind a wagon traim, or in a has
tily scooped out trench and feel that each
and every one of them would die for you ln
a minute and not* one of them dream of
leaving you while there was a drop of blooa
left ln his body and see if you would ever
forget it. My boys, God bless them! 1
have three of them on the train going to
Atlanta with me, and they have everything
just as good as I have, and will, so long
as I have a dollar."—Baltimore Sun.
AN UNWILLING RECRUIT
Departure of a Young Sicilian Who
Had Been Drafted
More than one American family of today
can remember the time when, In the season
of the country's need, the young son of the
house went to the war, but probably not ont
American family can quite enter Into th;
Eplrlt of the scene described by Mr. William
Agnew Paton ln his "Picturesque Sicily."
The boy who went to war in America was
fired by love of his country and though,
when the farewell came he set his teeth
hard and felt his eyes moisten as he turned
to take a last look at the dear ones gathered
around the home gate, his heart beat too
strongly with patriotism to make the occa
sion one of unmixed sorrow.
The glow of patriotism is wanting in the
case of the recruit of some other lands, to
judge by Mr. Paton's description. It Is one
thing to join the army because of the coun
try's need and quite another to go as the
result of being drafted, with no thought but
that of bitterness at the hardness of one's
lot.
Near La Chlesa del Carmine Mr. Paton
saw a young recruit, newly drafted, taking
leave of his family. He was very young,
hardly of an age to lit him for miltlary
service. This may perhaps serve as an ex
cuse for the fuct that, in spite of his new
uniform, he stood in the middle of the road
crying like a baby as he poured his tale of
woe into the ears of his younger brothers
and sisters, and possibly his cousins also,
tor some ten or twelve children were
grouped around him, standing or kneeling
upon the pavement, all of them weeping bit
terly.
The boy's mother, her eyes red and her
hair disheveled, was delivering to a dozen
or more of her friends a tirade against the
Injustice of compelling her boy to serve ln
the royal army. Opinion seemed unanimous,
for all gave their unequivocal and vocifer
ous assent to her propositions and com
plaints.
Tho lane was full of women. There were
few men, only thosa being there who were,
too old to work. The windows and doors
of the houses were occupied by other wo
men, all gesticulating and all very angry.
When the sergeant, a good-natured fel
low, who had permitted his charge to halt
on his way to the railway station, motioned
the young recruit to come away, the scene
in the lane beggared description. The chil
dren gave loud voice to their sorrow, the
mother frantically kissed her boy's face,
hands and clothing, and even, by throwing
herself upon the ground, managed to kiss
his feet.
Then, rising to her knees, she clenched
both hands, and, lifting them toward heav
en, seemed to be calling down vengeance
on the sergeant and all set in authority
over him who hud part or lot in the taking
of her son from her.
When last seen she was being led into her
house by her sympathizing friends, while
iho children, crying and gesticulating, fol
lowed the young recruit to the corner of
the street, where they shrieked a last fare
well to the newly made soldier, who trudged
beside the sergeant weeping aloud.—Youth's
Companion. j
A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR HIM
Experience of a Man the First Time Be
Passed the Plate in Church
"The first time I ever passed the plate
Ip church," said a reminiscent man, "some
thing very unexpected happened. I got
half way up the aisle, and was getting along
as nicely and smoothly as could be, when
a man sitting in, the end of one of the pews
that I came to indicated a desire to speak
to me.
"Now you know that was something I
had never dreamed of. It had always
seemed to me that the man passing the
plate walked straight up the aisle ln a
solemn kind of way, while the whole church
was still, never pausing except to hand the
plate in the pew and get it back, and the
idea that anybody could ever speak to him
had never occurred to me, and so this man's
indication that he wanted to speak to me
came as a great surprise and something of
a shock. But I didn't drop the plate, and
I had gumption enough to incline my head
to him. so that ho wouldn't have to shout
to make me hear, and what he said was:
" 'Can't you have that window over there
closed?" And he indicated with a little
nod a window high up In the side of the
church, where the wind was blowing
and making a draught.
"I straightened up and passed on, and
when I had finished my part of the collect
ing and got back to the rear of the church
1 sent the sexton to close that window, and
as he saw it go up the man that had made
the request sent a friendly glance down the
aisle to me.
"Later, at one time and another in the
' course of my experience, I received various
requests while passing the plate, and now
and then a notice for the minister, but I
was always ready for them after that."—
New York Sun.
Uncle Sam's Coal Supply
The war with Spain has aroused a great
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this country, now that coal has been de
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OLDEST AND LARGEST BAN X IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
pARMERS AND MERCHANTS' BANK OF LOS ANGELES, CAL.
Capital paid up 8500,000.00
Surplus and reserve 8875,000.00
t. W. HELLMAN. President: H. W. HELLMAN. Vice-Pres.; H, J. FLEISH
MAN. Cashier; G. HEILMAN, Assistant Cashier. Directors—H. W. PERRT. O. W.
CHILDS. J. F. FRANCIS. C. E. THOM. I. W. HELLMAN, JR., H. W. HELLMAN,
A. GLASSELL. T. L. DUQUE, t W. HELLMAN.
Special Collection Department. Correspondence Invited. Our Saftey Deposit De
partment offers to the public safes for rent In Its new Fire and Burglar-Proof Vault,
which is the strongest, best guarded and best lighted in this city.
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THE NATIONAL BANK OF CALIF OBNIA
At Los Angeles.
Capital and Pro fits, 8270,000.00
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
S C HUBBELL * President S. C. HUBBELL, T. E. NEWLIN, O. H.
o' H CHURCHILL, First Vice President CHURCHILL, J. M. C. MARBLE, O. T.
0 T JOHNSON Second Vice-President JOHNSON, JOS. D. RADFORD, W. S. DB
A HADLEY Cashier VAN, CHAS. MONROE, N. W. BTOWELL.
JOS D RADFORD Assistant Cashier H. M. LUTZ, FRED O. JOHNSON, JOHN
U. I. ROGERS Assistant Caßhler E. MARBLE, A. HADLEY.
1 OS ANGELES NATIONAL BANK
United States Depository
CAPITAL $500,000.00 SURPLUS $50,000.00
Total $550,000.00
GEO H. BONEBRAKE President WARREN GILLELEN—Vice-President
F C HOWES Cashier E. W. COE Assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS
Geo. H. Bonebrake, Warren Glllelen, P. M. Green, E. P. Johnson, Wm. M. Van
Dyke. W. C. Brown, L. C. McKeeby, F. C. Howes.
This bank has no deposits of either the county or city treasurer, and therefore no
preferred creditors. '
SECURITY SAVINGS BANK
Corner Main and Second Streets
OFFICERS DIRECTORS
,H. W. Hellman, J. F. Sartor!, W. L. Graves.
J F SARTORI President 11. J. Fleishman, C. A. Shaw. F. O. John-
MAURICE S. HELLMAN.VIce-Presldent son, J. H. Shankland, J. A. Graves, M. L.
W. D. LONGYEAR Cashier Fleming, M. S. Hellman, W. D. Longycar.
Interest yuid on term and ordinary deposits
Money loaned on nrst-clnss real eetatc
CIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LOS ANGELES
Capital Stock $400,000 Surplus and undivided profits over $230,000
J M ELLIOTT PresidentW. G. KERCKHOFF Vice-President
FRANK A. GIBSON CashierW. T. S. HAMMOND — Assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS—J. M. Elliott, J. D. Blcknell, F. Q. Story, H. Jevne, J. D. Hooker,
W. C. Patterson. Wm. G. Kerekhoff.
No public funds or other preferred depo sits received at this bank. .
MAIN STBEET SAVINGS BANK
Capital paid up 8100,000
Junction of Main, Spring and Temple streets, (Temple Block), Los Angeles.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS—T. L. Duque, President; I. N. Van Nuys, Vice-
President; B. V. Duque, Cashier; H. W. Hellman, Kaspare Kohn, H. W. O'Melveny,
J B. Lankershim, O. T. Johnson, Abe Haas, W. G. Kerekhoff.
Money loaned on real estate. Interest p aid on term and ordinary deposits.
|0S ANGELES SAVINGS BANK
230 North Main Street
J E. Plater, President; H. W. Hellman, Vice-President: W. M. Caswell, Cashier.
Directors—l. W. Hellman, J. E. Plater. H. W. Hellman, I. W. Hellman, Jr., W.
. Interest paid on deposits. Money to loan on first-class real estate. .
QERMAN- AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK
Paid up Capital and Profits, 8145,400
COR. MAIN AND FIRST STS. Victor Ponet, President; L. W. Bllnn and C. W.
Flint. Vice-Presidents; M. N. Avery. Cashier; P. F. Schumacher, Assistant Cashier.
Interest paid on deposits. Money loaned on real estate.
COUTHERN CALIFORNIA GRAIN AND STOCK COMPANY
8121-2 South Spring Street New York and Chicago Markets
Direct Wires. Reference:
Quickest Service. National Bank of California.
Telephone Main 942. Los Angeles National Bank.
MARGIN ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. COMMISSIONS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED
Dally report mailed upon application. F. P. BURCH & fcO.
SAVINGS BANK
152 North Spring St. Interest Paid on Deposits
DIRECTORS—J. H. Braly, J. M. Elliott, H. Jevne, Frank A. Gibson. Simon Maler,
W. D. Woolwlne, W. C. Patterson. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent.
ni n -_ c, I ~, Bookbinders and . . .
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213-213 NEW HIOH ST. Los Angehw <-y>n» m •■■
tions. Here are the latest figures as com
piled' by E. W. Parker, statistician of the
United States survey:
The total output of last year amounted
approximately to 198.250,000 short tons, with
an aggregate value of $198,100,000, which Is
a trfle short of $1 a ton. This shows an in
crease in tonnage of 3 per cent ever the pre
vious year. The amount of coal produced
last year was the largest on record. Penn
sylvania holds her usual position at the head
of the states. Her combined total amounted
to 106,000.000 short tons, which Is nearly 56
per cent of the total output. Illinois is in
second place, with a total output of 20,000,000
short tons. West Virginia comes third and
Ohio fourth.—Chicago Times-Herald.
An Example of O'Connell's Wit
Daniel O'Connell, though brilliant and
witty, was daringly vulgar when he set out
to attack an opponent. At a Dublin election
he started to assail Recorder Shaw, who
was a very dignified and handsome man,
by declaring him a fellow whose visage
would frighten a horse from his oats. The
lord mayor, who presided, remarked on
these amenities, and said it might be sup
posed such a critic, like Hamlet's father,
.was endowed with Hyperlan curls and the
front of Jove himself, instead of a wrinkled
brow and a scratch wig. As for himself,
he would not be unwilling to compete with
the demagogue before a jury of ladles if
they could only see him as nature made him,
without the aid of the barber. O'Connell
strode to the front of the platform, snatched
off his wig, and. pointing to his naked head
covered with a stubble of gray hair, cried:
"Ladles, I demand your Instant judgment!"
Of course he had tho laugh and the best of
the encounter.—San Francisco Wave.
Unique Footing for Coal Brokers
The floor of the rotunda of the London
coal exchange.where the merchants gather,
Is unique. It Is composed of Inlaid woods,
arranged In the form of a marlenr's com
pass, within a border of Greek fret. Up
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| Almost every English variety is Included in
this scheme ot decoration.
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