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THE MARKETS,
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Corrected dally by J. H. McCary company.*
wholesale fruits and broduce coqimisslon^
merchants, 2019 and 2021 Morris avenue. ^
Fruits and Produce.
Potatoes, per bushel. 60 to 65c.
Onions, per pound, 1% to 2c. ’
Bananas, fancy Jumbo bunches, $l.~p to
11.50; choice bunches, $1.00 to $1.25; medium,
10c to $1.00.
Lemons, fancy. 360g, per box, $5.5(Kx,4.5<fc
Apples, choice, $1.75 to $2.00, *
Butter.
Fancy Jersey, 20 to 22c.
Fancy country, 15c.
Mixed country, liVic*
Old, 6 to 6c.
Poultry.
Chickens, large fryers, 15 to 17c; broilers,
6 to 10c; cocks, 15c; liens, 25c.
Ducks, iTSO to 25c.
Eggs, fcc. *
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Chicago ’Change.
Chicago, Nov. 16.—Saturday's dullness,
which is proverbial on the board of tradv,
was present in all the grain markets today.
Not one transaction largo enough to merit
distinction took place. Small lota were
traded in at odd times, hut the aggregate of
the business could have been crowded into
ten minutes. Local scalpers favored tke
bear side and sold a little wheat, but their
interest In the market was rather limited.
New York was credited with selling in a
small way, but the volume of the entire
business was transacted within a range of
*4c\ The week’s exports from both coasts,
3,325,000 bushels, were unexpectedly large,
and a firm opening was attributed to them.
A fractional advance was then made, it be
ing afterward lost, but the close was a
shade higher than that of yesterday. _De
cember wheat opened from 57\(&37Vi to 57**c,
sold between 571,2rU57% and [email protected]%c, closing
at 57%&57%c, a fraction higher than yester
day. Cash wheat was Bteady.
Corn derived benefit at the opening from
the temporary strength of wheat and later
participated in that grains weakness, ex
hibiting an inactive condition. In the ab
sence of buying and selling orders the trade
talked our the claims of private crop ex
ports that the government had underesti
mated the yield, particularly In the south.
May corn opened at 29%^29%c, sold between
21*4 and closing at 29%c, un
changed from yesterday. Cash corn was
easy and nor bushel lower.
Oats—Nothing •of interest developed in
oats. Corresponding with the strength or
weakness of wheat and corn there was
small advances and declines, but they were
of such little importance that quotations
were, properly speaking stationary. May
oats closed a shade higher than yesterday.
Cash oats were easy at yesterday’s prices.
Provisions—The provision market opened
where it closed and specially closed tod«y
at the opening. The extent of the business
c.m he easily understood from this. The
pit wore a deserted look and was as quiet
as a graveyard at midnight. The hog mar
ket was ateadv. It afforded neither strength
nor weakness to products. January pork
closed a shade lower than yesterday, Jan
uary lard and ribs were unchanged.
The domestic and foreign markets were
steady.
rTh« intr fntnros r;>no*e(l as follows:
Articles Opening Highest Lowest Closing.
W heat
Dec.
May.
Corn—
Nov.....
Dec.
Jan.
May.
Oats—
Dec.
May.
Pork
Dec .
May..!..!
Lard—
Nov.
Jan.
Mav —
Ribs—
Nov.
Jan.
May.
56%
57 Vi
61%
26b
28
V7%
29%
IS
18%
20%
S 07%
9 07%
9 4,5
47%
65
62%
42%
57%
82%
57
57%
61%
26 %
28
27%
29%
18
18%
20%
8 07%
9 07%
9 45
47%
65
62%
42%
60
82%
56%
57%
61%
26%
27%
27%
29%
18
18%
20%
8 07%
9 05
9 42%
47%
65
82%
42%
57%
82%
57
57%
61%
28%
27%
27%
29%
18
18%
20%
8 07%
9 07%
9 42%.
47%
60
82%
42%
57%
82%
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
was dull and unchanged. Wheat—No. 2
spring, 56%/ft57%c; No. 2 red, 60©6l%c. Corn
—No. 2, 28%,@28%o. Oats—No. 2, 18%@18%c.
Mess pork , $8.10ti|S.20. Lard, $5.55©3.57%.
Short clear ribs, $4.62%. Dry salted shoul
ders, $4.7Mt4.87%. Short rib sides, $4.75©
4.87%. Whisky, $1.22.
In Wall Street.
New York, Nov. 16.—Speculation at the
Btock exchange was dull, the sales amount
ing to only 70,690 for the two hours of busi
ness. The trading was monopolized by the
professionals, ana even they were inclined
to go slow pending further developments
regarding the gold shipments. The impres
sion is that considerable amounts will have
to go forward next week, but legitimate
holders of storks are not alarmed by the
movement, as tne belief obtains that the
administration will take prompt measures
■before the treasury reserve is depleted to
*Lny great extent. For this reason the gen
eral list ruled firm, and there was even a
limited buying of the grangers for the long
account. The reeling on this group of stocks
J8 quite bullish, owing to tne predictions
made by the leading officials of the roads as
to the future earnings of the western lines.
President Miller of the St. Paul today said
that the outlook for bis road was brilliant
and that earnings will certainly increase.
The general list improved P«r cent,
tut near the close the gains were partially
lost, except for the grangers, which “ruled
firm. Reading was positively heavy and fell
to 9% from 11. The opinion Is well nigh
universal now tfiat the stock and Junior
bondholders will have to submit to heavy
assessments. The stockholders will get poth
ing in return for their payments of cash,
but the junior mortgages will rocelve pre
ferred stock. Manhattan was heavier at
100*4f®101%. The industrials were Irregular,
but Tn the main firmer. Speculation closed
steady in tone, net changes showing gains
of per cent for the day. Reading,
which wa43 the most active stock figured for
19,600 shares. Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy was second in point of activity with
6800 shares, and Distilling and Cattle Feed
big third with 4300 shares.
Bonds were firmer; the transactions foot
unumnoo.
» The sa-les of listed stocks aggregated 64,
440 shares, arid of unlisted stocks G166 shares.
New York, Nov. 16.—Money on call waa
easy at Itsaz per cent) laBt loan at Its per
cent, and closing offered at Its per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, 54b5M per cent. Bar
silver. 6749c.
sterling exchange was Arm, with aotual
business in cankers’ hills at *4.8744®4.88
lor sixty days and 64 6bt*®4.Sbtj lor demand;
gosted rates, t4.88liel.90; commercial
ills, *4.86*4 84.874.
Treasury Dalanoes—Coin, *81,463,050; cur
rency, *97.688.129.
Government bonds were steady.
State bondawere lull.
Ballroad bonds were Armor.
Silverbnlllon at the hoard was 87t9®68.
Closing hitis—
American Cotton Oil. 19V*
American Cotton Oil preferred. 66*1
American Sugar BeAnlng. 100
Amerloan bngar Refining preforred. 98
American Tobacco. 674*
American Tobacco prelerred. 104
Atchison..-r... 174*
Baltimore and Ohio. Son*
Canada Pacific.....I. 37M
Chesapeake and Ohio. 19
Chicago and Alton. 180
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. 8«Vs
Chicago Gas.. 64?*
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western— 1674
Distillers and Cattle Feeders. 194
Erie. 10
Erie preferred.. alt*
General Electric. *14*
Illinois Central. 964
Lake Erie and Western. 23ts
Lake Erie and Western preferred. 74
DakeShore. 149
Louisville and Kushvllle. 53ft
Louisville. New Albany and Chicago— 949
Manhattan Consolidated. 101
Memphis and Charleston. IS
Michigan Central... 99
Missouri Pacific... 3044
Mobile and Ohio. 1918
Nashville. Chattanooga and St. Louis... 75
Dniled States Cordage . 7
United States Cordage prelerred. 13M
New Jersey Centra,. 10b
New York Central. 99Q
New York and New Englana. 444
Norfolk and Western preferred.. 11
Northern Pacific . 4Ml
Northern Pacific preferred. 16
Northwestern. 106
Northwestern preferred. 147
Paclfie Mall. 3049
Beading. lot*
Bock Island. 754*
6t. Paul.....,. 754*
Et. Paul preferred. 1364
EUver oertlfloates. 674
Tennessee Coal end Iron. 33
Tennessee goal and Iron prelerred. 80
Texas Pacino....-. 84b
Solon Paclflo .. 04
abash. 74
Wabash preferred.
Weettrn Unin%^.c..
wheeling and fcaka Erie. — ..
Wheeling and-Lake Erie preferred..
y BONDS.
Alabama, class A,./..
Alabama, classy......»
Alabama, cUaAC..#.*
Louisiana stamped 4’s.*
North CaNlioaVs.'.
North Carolina-tPe...
Timers** new settlement 3's.
Virginia §'s deferred
United Slates 2*8.,-.
Sotfthero Ballw*y*6l«.;.i.
Southern HbUwa^ Oomraon...
Southern Railway preferred..
;fetal n Carolina 4V|*k..
*fcx-dividend.
c. URR^rE)r,
..Prf&fi&nt. ,
m
■y—
IAsked.
19%
90%
40%
109%
1091/5
loo%
100
104
124
89
0
(3
63%
131%
112 VS
97
96%
11%
35%
•200
F. W. DIXON.
Vice-President.
217 ^Twenty-first Street. ' ,
Birmingham, Ala.,
—-DEADERS IN—*
Stockland Bonds.
INCREASE YOUR INCOME
by careful speculation in grain by mail
thfo'iiJS’R' a responsible firm of large experi
ence and great success. Will send you ]>ar
•tlcffters free showing how a small amount
of money can be easily multiplied by suc
cessful speculation. Highest bank refer
ences. Opportunities excellent. Pattlson &
Co., Bankers and Brokers, 85 Omaha Build
ing, Chicago.
ll-3-sun-4t
Chicago Board of Trade.
As many complaints are coming to the
Chicago Board of Trade showing that per
sons intending to deal in grain and pro
visions through members Of the Board and
subject to Its rules and regulations, are mis
led into dealing with persons or firms who
have no connection with this Board, the
public is cautioned against dealing with
such persons or firms, and Is notified that
GEORGE F. STONE, Secretary, will an
swer any inquiries as to whether any partic
ular person or firm is a member of such
Board.
GEORGE F. STONE, Secretary.
8-24-sun-6m
MAKE MONEY.
The secret of the great financial successes made by
thoao who are famous for their wealth has never been
hard physical toil, bat judicious mental labor. From a
becinninR with a few hundred dollars fabulous fortunes
have been acquired by using good judgment in mak
ing investments. Amounts ranging from WlOO to
Ml,000 invested properly will bring better results
than could possibly be gained by years of hard toll.
Tnese golden opportunities are offered us every day
in some form. How many take advantage of them ?
The chances for making money in the speculative field
are hotter to-day than for u great many years. Why
not profit by them? Write for our circulars showing
what we have done for ethers, and get our advlco
showing how largo amounts oah b# made DUR1NO
TUB NKXT THIRTY DATS.
Having had twenty years’ experience, we are la a
position to help yon make money.
P. J. WAILfiM A CO., 68 Beaver St, N. Y.
ll-10-sun-3t
Sun's Cotton Review.
New York, Nov. 16.—The Sun’s cotton re
view says: Colton rose 11 to 12 points, then
reacted 1 to 3 points and closed steady at a
not advance or 8 to 11 points, with solos of
137,700 bales. Liverpool advanced 1^ to 2
]K>ints on futures, and l-$2d on the spot,
with sales of 14,000 bales. New Orleans ad
vanced 13 to 15 points
Memphis received today 4237 bales, against
4378 bales last Saturday and 3942 bales for
the same day last year.
Houston received today 5639 bales, against
7374 bales for the same day last week and
7129 bales for the same day last year.
Houston’s receipts on Monday are esti
mated at 9500 bales, against 9914 bales on
the same day last year.
New Orleans receipts on Monday are esti
mated at 12,000 to 15,000 bales, against 12,439
boles for the same day last week, 22,491
bales for the same day last year and 17,930
halos In 1893.
ftpott cotton here was quiet and unchanged
with sales of 149 bales for spinning.
The port receipts were 27,912 bales, against
27,913 bales last Saturday and. 47,308 bales
last year for the same day.
The port exports were 11,150 bales to Great
Britain, 6650 bales to France and 8740 bales
to the continent: total 26,540 bales.
The southern spot markets were generally
unchanged. Mobile declined and Savan
nah 1-I6c. New Orleans sold 3800 bales, Gal
veston 1000 bales, Augusta 860 bales and
Norfolk 761 bales. The) Chronicle states that
northern spinners have taken thus far this
season 538,405 bales, against 731,498 bales
thus far last season. Came Into sight dur
ing the week 331,410 bales, against 515,856
baJe# in the same week last year, making
the total In sight November 15 2,050,533 bales,
against 3,995,464 bales at this date last sea
son. The exports from the ports thus far
this season aggregate 1,092,178 bales, against
1,764.998 bales thus far last season. The
world’s visible supply is now 3,508,444 bales,
including 3,195,244 bales American, against a
total at tills time last season of 3,704,850 bales
of which 3,370,560 bales were American.
I Today’s features:, There was some new'
! buying of southern and local account, some 1
buying orders were received from Liverpool
and the continent and New York bears
covered pretty freely. The short Interest
here ana at the south Is believed to be
heavy. But the rise today was primarily 1
due to the faot that Liverpool instead of '
declining sharply, as many had expected, j
actually advanced, and the rise was accom
panied by unusually large spot saleR for
Saturday. Furthermore the crop movement
continued light. Many unfavorable crop re
ports wore received and the outlook gener
ally, not only In this country, but in Europe
seemed to favor the bulls. Lancashire spin
ners shdw more disposition to buy, and if
the market continues firm It 1s believed that
the continental spinners wl>l greatly in
crease their purchases. If the receipts con
tinue on their present low basis specula
tion will doubtless revive, and those who
sell short will get an experience more in
teresting than pleasant.
(Jteneral Uot^pn Markets.
Cities.
Galvestoo...
Norfolk.
Baltimore.
Boston..
Wilmington.
Philadelphia.
8avannun —
New Orleans
Mobile.
Memphis ....
Augusta.
Charleston ..
Cincinnati.
Louisville
8t. Louis.
Houston...»
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5
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5
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8
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8 7-18
6
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4*45
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3304
968
2494
2386
4789
1452
2876
4149
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13238
1082
3683
988
2385
1341 50021
6695 6606i
41371126763
260 39114
....! 16910
” ” | 21204
-i 11755
629,107966
760*J 344291
500 30919
1600 116191
109 3*873
58747
100 ( 90317
..'.A 39255
6i4i 49035
New Orleans Cotton Market. '
New Orleans. Nov. 16 .—Cotton futures closed
steady. Bales, 51,800 bales.
November delivery. 7.90
December delivery....7.94
January delivery........7.99
February delivery...8.03
March delivery.8.08
April delivery.8.11
May delivery....... :.8.15
June delivery...... 6.19
July delivery. 8.23
New York Cotton Market.
New York. Nov. 16.—Cotton was qaiet.
Bales, 149 bales.
Middling gull.6 11-16
Middling.. . 8 7-16
New-York, Nov. 16.—Cotton futures closed
quiet and steady. Sales, 137,700 bales.
November delivery..— 8.10
December delivery. ,...8.11
January delivery.*.f-16
February delivery.8.20
March delivery.6.25
Apiil delivery. 8.30
May deTfvery. .. *.*«.. .-.V.. i... t.8.34
Juno deliveryv..<; .a..8.37
July delivery*...«»•*«»(*.8-39
*11 trust delivery . .3 40
Oct >ber delivery.,;:. . -.-4*-04
Liverpool COlton Market.
tdverppol, Nov. lli.r-^12:30p.m.—Good bnsi
neas done; prices high,-' r; American middling,
4 15-: 2 Aale^. bales, of which 13.ft00
were Arndyloah; speculation and export, 1500
bales, lleceipta, uoOO bates, of which aauO
wore Atnerlcohc *trdo;
Futures opened oa.-y; demand fair
Aiuei lean mnidli&a and low middling clause
Quotations:
November aild December ’
delivery.4 2t-64d
December and January de- i
livery.4 19-64d®4 22-64d
January and February de- ,
livery. ...1 J9-64 04 22-Old
February and March deliv*
ery. .*j,..4 2l-64d»4 2J-64d
March and April delivery..4 2:-‘*4d<*4 2ft-64d
April and May delivery..*.4-22-64d©4 23-64d
May and June delivery... .4 24-bid
July and August delivery..4 2tJ-»i4d
Futures closed steady. " -
Liverpool, Novi Id.—Ip. m,—Futures dosed
s.eudy at the advance,
November delivery .. ....4~25-t54d*
November and December
delivery___4 24-64(104 -J5-64d*
December and-d*B«ury de* ■■ ■ • d
livery > v—i.24 64J®4 25-64d*
January and F8brunry-d**"
livery.J i: .. . .vrf£4.*54d®4 25:64d*
February and £.
ery..4* M-04d®4 26-64d*
March and April dellvery.4 20-64<R
Apriland May'delivery.... 4’27-64d*84 26-64d*
May and Jtjhe delivery 2 8-04d<i 4 29-04d*
June and July delivery.*.. J. 29-d4d*4 :<0-64dt
July and August delivery,4 30-u ld»4 31-64df
August and September de
livery...i2-9-64d(©4 J0-64U
-u>uym*. . . aiue.
New Orleans.
New Orleans Nov. 16.—Sifgar—Open ket
tle, good' fair: 2t*£r’2 7-16c; good common,
2 5-16c. (’etitrlfii&aJti, Choice white, 3 13-16&’
8%c; prime yellow, 3H^3 M6o; seconds,
2 6-mi 6 i-lUc.
Molasses—Open kettle, choice, 20;g31c. Cen
trifugals, fancy, 18c; syrup, 20cq'22c.
Refined sugar—Powdered and cut-loaf, 5c;
standard granulated, 4^c; confectioners' A,
^fice wa-s steady; prime, 3%$H}£c; fair, 2T4
@3%c; common, [email protected]>2%c.
Chicago Cattle Market.
Union Stock Yards, 111., Nov. 16.—Cattle—
Receipts, 360; the market was steady; com
mon to extra steers, $3.10$r5.l>0; stockers and
feeders, $2.25fii#.85; Cows and bulls, $1.40<£f'3.25;
calves, $2.75<&U.0O; Texans, $2.00^3.40; western
rangers, $2.25^3.75.
Hogs—Receipts, ?S,0rt0; the market was
steady; heavy packing and shipping lots,
.<.<5; common u choice mixed, $3.4wn
3.75; choice assorted, $S.60'a3,70; light, $3.40(9>
3.70; pigs, $2.00*43.65.
Sheep—Receipts, 2600; the market was
barely steady; inferior to choioe, [email protected];
lambs, $3.00(&4.5l>.
New York Cotton Seed Oil and 8ugar.
New York, Nov. 16.—Cotton seed oil was
quiet and firm; crude, 25Q/2fay, yellow prime,
new, 30o; yellow pr4me off grade, 28$29c.
Coffee options were quiet SThd unchanged
to 5 points down; December, $14.40; May,
$18.45. Spot Rio was dull and steady; No. 7,
iftugar—Raw ■wttm*d\ilf and steady; fair re
fining, 3c. Refined was dull and easier; off
A, 4 l-16^>4Vic; standard a, 3%j; cut-loaf and
crushed, granulated, 4%c.
THE CHINESE DOCTOR.
He Killed the Snnlcela the Patient’s Body
V.'Uh a Pin.
“When I woe noting American consul at
Amoy, China,” Bald Mr. W. E. Fales, ‘‘one
of my employees fgtl sick with a sevoro nt
taok of rheutttatlfiip. He Stood the pain
bravely for thpqq (^ays, refusing all ‘for
eign devil medicine,' and on the fourth
sent for a natiVfftlTftfS'cllrn. The latter
duly arrived nud ,b6*}a«-preparations for
treatmept of the iinUiIiJjv.Sr'hich he an
nounced to bo due to the presonoo of a
‘darting snake’ in tho sufferer's body. In
cense sticks were llgtitod and plaood just
outside the door, and also in the room. A
paok of firecrackers was sot off nnd a tails
rnanic paper posted to the wall. This was
done to drive away evil spirits and attract
good ones.
“Tho doctor uoxt vrfoto a lot of characters
on a thick pieco of paper with a vermilion
ponoil and set fire to it. It burned Into a
block ash, which was broken into a oup of
wator and drunk by thg patient. A great
bowl of herb tefv was made,-of whioh a
cup an hour was, tlte allotted dose. Tho son
of Aesculapius noitt bared, the Itody of my
servant and drpve deqp down Into it at
nlno points a long needle juuistonod with
peppermint. He did it with such skill in
avoiding large bland vessels that the hem
orrhage was inslgulflcnnt. Ho then cov
ered each acupunctbro with a brownish
pasto, and this in turn with a pieco of
dark paper. He then oollooted his fee, 60
cents, and departed. . ,
“The sufferer soon fell into u sleep and
tho next day announced that his pains Imd
departed. Uo remained in his bunk two
more days, laughing, chatting, smoking
cigarettes and onoo or twice using tho
opium pipe, and then reported ns being
well. Ho left the pdslo and paper in pluco
until they fell oil. The stun was smooth
and the scar hardly perceptible. He took
his rcooYotyaa a matter of course, his only
comment being that tho darting snake
was thoroughly dead.”—New Fork Re
corder.
Designer of Old Ironsides.
Tlio designer of the frigato Constitu
tion and of all tlio old frigates of tho Unit
od States navy Wos.J osliua Humphreys of
Philadelphia, the designer and architect
of tlio American naiy. The 'molds and In
structions for tho bullying of the Consti
tution wore sent by Mr. Humphreys to
Mr. Henry Jackson, the noyy agont at
Boston, and she there coustructed. In
a let,tor from Mrs. R. H. Humphreys,
widow of Major Gonerul-uiid Chief of En
gineers A. A. Humphreys, recently ad
dressed to The Star, she states that Joshua
Humphreys wus appointed chief naval
constructor by General Washington, and
copies of letters In reforonoo to those frig
ates from General Knox, thon secretary of
war and acting as secretary at the navy,
there being at that time -no- secretary.of
tho navy, are in tho possession of tho late
General A. A. Humphreys' family. A
model of tho frigate CooitlWilH5h In wood,
cut by Joshua Humphreys’ own hnnds,
was sent to Charles Humphreys of Phila
delphia, a son of Joshua Humphreys, from
the navy yard at Philadelphia, at, tho tlmo
of Its dismantling, and is bow at the old
homestoad of Josh on-Humphreys In Hav
orford township, Detattaro cfttjyty, Pa.—
Washington "Stas.’ Vy. f
-.»■ — -r <--■ ■
A French mBdicrtl«MithQ?ltj4y»s decidod
that death by failing rr<tyi great heights
Is absolutely.jjd»less:" Ha says, thut the
mind acts wiflr gtpaVifefiidlty for a tlmo,
and then uuconsciOusnesp follows, and
now a scoffer hastKIipe to tlui front with a
portinent inquiry iur to how the French
man knows anything about It. .'(ho argu
ment is made that no man has fallen from
tho heightoh say, a mile orso and landed*
on the earth in n condition to tell any
thing as to hi:, feelings. ifebst of Che peo
ple who have fallen groat distances Lava :
not been greatly inclined to talk of their
adventures, and, In fact, most of them, ou '
arrival from their trip, hnvo,4f any ac
quaintances have’been handy, made quiok
trips to au undertaker's shop.—Hew York
Tribune.
Dry Newspapers Nonconductors.
Two recout accident* iii tlds ijlty from
charged electrical wires prompit the sug
gestion that If a wire Is to U' bundled a
dry newspaper will servo aPfa good Insu
lator—as good as rubber gloves. Ncwspn
pore are always t» ho had, mpl with on*
tho mast deadly wire can ub handled with .
Bofety.—Philadelphia Hedger.
wild Ftoy/c-Rs of the’ Fountains.
JThrir Mysterious OroWin lri Scant Earth
A mom the Cl Ilf*. o.’ .
Tjhoee who toll up thb Slopes tnelTlo*
RSdgo aro often surprised at tlio wealth of.
floral luxuriance to b</found' in burdAnd
-dcsulnto places. The,uplui.il pastures nod
'liujb cliff sides aro starred wHh golden
elecampane and wild rhododendrons, with
great, showy blossoms of violet purple,
making gorgeous patchestimOng"tlte gray
rii'ks, Red and wKIto asters crowd in
narrow crevices and titedcr- broad bands of
gay ribbons close Upon tlio scow, Jinn.
Everywhere are brilliancy ,aii4 beauty.
In those lonely haunts nature paints her
richest colors, and the only things needful
to give o touch of llfo and lfiuvanlbnt are
the mountain buttorflldlL JAirtitlesa in
hue and species, the1 gaudy forrtgerM kip
their dainty meals from 0, hundred up
turned cups. The blossoms feed the hut
terllles and give honey to 'tlio.frugal,wild
bee, but what feeds tho flowers is a mys
tery, or would bo if wo did not know,that
there is sustenance in the rarefied, air, os
well as in tho earth. The tiniest fissure In
tho craggy rocks will hold a seed vessel
and hide tho flower root while tho sun
and rain and air mature tho plant to full
perfection. Nor aro tho children of Flora
freshened by the dew, for in o^r high al
titude, owing to continuous night winds
and peculiar climatlo influehoes, dew never
falls—If lndoed It ’'falls" anywhere.
There Is another mystery of flowers. No
one has yet been able tt> analyze oi* dem
onstrate tho essen 0! action of perfumo.
Gas can be weighed, but not scent. The
smallest knovn Insect that lives in tlje
heart of a rose oan ho caught by a micro
scope lens and mado to givo up tho secret
of its organisation, but what it is t hat tho
warm summer brings us from the wild
flowers of the hillside or wafts to us. from
the choice exotics of tho hothouse no man
has been able to determine. So fine, so
subtle, so Imponderable, It oludos weights
• and measures.
Aro flowers sensitive, and does It chill
thorn to lie near unto tho heart that has
no lovo for thenjf It is a peculiar fact
that aonio women kill flowors within AO
minutes aftor (hoy are pinned to the cor
sngo. Others will wear them for hours,
and they will look ns fresh as when first
gathered.—Afton (Va.) Letter to Rich
mond Dispatch. " ' ' M ■■
A HORRIBLE BURIAL CUSTOM.
The Moat Kepnlalve Method Known of
Disposing of the Dead.
Ill Ching-cho-Ll, one qf the. mod north
ern districts of Tibet, a burial custom ux
ists which writers on sUoh subjects say is
the most repulsive manner of disposing of
the dentl that is known to bo pVactleod by
any civilized or savage tribe in existence.
2 Tiie dying person is never-permitted to
%ass away naturally, 61$' fir'dispiitched
with a “snored” club lcopt for'tbat purposo
as soon as ho or the is atmdUhced as btdpg
boyoud all liopo of reoovery. The oorpso
Is immediately stripped and painted—rod
In tho caso of mnJes, yellow if a fettialo—
and the head drawn down -botwoon the
knees and flrnily bound in that position.
Next tbo oorpso Is oarrlod to-a corner of
tho room, where it is1 allowed to ronluin
Huijtil the first night of the neiV. iiiooh, no
o(l(fs If that date Should be a full four
weeks from tho day of death. As sqou as
(the new moon U seen in the west the
corpse is removed from the oorner with
inueli ceremony apd suspended In a raw
ihido bag from ono of the rafters, or from
a ‘^corpse book” la the (felling. After
hanging thus suspended for seven days
add nights the remains aife taken doWYi"
Brjd sent to tho “oorpso cutter, ’' a sort of
governmental1 ‘ undettakor. ’' Tiiislmpor
tant individual ties the body t# a .post,and
removes tho decaying flesh,’Which te fed to
tiie countless swarms of. waives and wild
dogs which Infest that portion of the
orient. (1 ,
Aftor tho^ssh lias all boon carefully,re
moved the bones are macerated in lime
water find then pounded tntbo. jelly .!n a
mortar specially Wpt for tliat purpose.
This horrid mass is then mixed with hits
of refuse meat, grain,1 flour trtfd vegetables
and fod to tho dogs, hogs. fjn(i, ypltljros. fn
caso tho subjoct lias lived past a certain
limit—this standard Vtftlds amtfog dlller
ent tribes—the skull is not consigned to
the hone mortar, but is’carefully dried
and worked up into sacred buttons and
“charm disks.” Finger and wrist bones,
as well as teeth and palls, may also bo re
served in special cases, In which event
they nro Invariably made into necklaces,
armlets and anklets and. worn liy sorrow
ing friends or relatives.—St. Louis Repub
lic. . .
Bachelor Man Wliltcher.
In tho earlior days of the famo of the
poet Whittier, when already hi* name was
widely known and honored, but did not
yet command the almost universal recog
nition It had woli in his old rtgc, a visitor
to Ainoshury occasionally had ulffloulty in
finding where ho lived. His house was in
an out of the way part of liBb town, and
his uamo—pronounced by the ouuntry folk
in two syllables instead of three-—was not
uncommon in t he neighborhood.
It is related that one admirer, after
inuch search and many failures, mado in
quiries of a rural gentleman of venerable
appourance, who seemed to take a kindly
interest in satisfying the querist, Uiut sug
gested successively the dwellings of several
Wliittlers, who proved on further descrip
tion not to be the one.
At length the old fellow remembered
with sudden enlightenment that there was
one Whittier more, and slapping his thigh
lie drawled with deliberate triumph:
“Now I’ve got Mm, sure. You mean
that old bachelor tnau that lives with an
old maid slstor daown by the mills—he’s a
Whitoher too. ”
And this “Whitcher,” a despised bach
elor and an afterthmlghJj^Wns indeed the
one.—Youth’s Omopahifip. ,
-x; -f--—i
z' Tricked the Profeaoop. _
*"'Kbouchcru, wlTtio undergoing-ills littlo
go examination fkf-Oambridgpv noticed a
jjluhber of dons' pwwAllng -aliout, In tho
hups; of catching atinfc,'ht)o\‘cji^atlng. So
fit! hastily scribbled n fcw< wntiia upon a
aEcift of paper, hid It-awhiy under Ms blot
ter and ostentatiously referred to It from
qS-to time, with a great? porodo of' look
irtively round to see tpilt nobhdy was
ig. Tho trap was not long in taking
mio™. Argus thundcrlngly inquired what
ho had got there. “Oh, nothing—»f least,
Only a piece of paper,” stammered tho In
genuous youth provokiugly. * .But the ex
aminer was inoxhrabba. He insisted on
looping under the Idottqr aml was reward
ed by reading, in a large, round hand, tha
words, “Yon may be Very clever, but you
can’t eat coke.’—San Francisco Argo
naut.
Proof, Wv’
“Do you really.think there’s any such
thing as second eight?”
“Of oourse. Just ask Htingoly.fer the
loan of a quarter, apd you may safely hot
that lie’ll look at it twice befuro giving it
to you!”—Detroit Free Proas.
First Stop toward Prosperity.
Wall paid InhliV, fully employed, la on*
of tho first steps t'nyS'urd national prosper
ity. Careful husbanding of resourdm givea
forewarning of that prosperity.—A nder
sun Herald.. *_ _
209 N. 20th Street,
Money loaned on Watches*
Diamond*, Jo worry, Pistol*,
&c.
i eve a large lot of unredeemed watches on
II le ft i r atitoplshlntr low priop.fqia-t.f
CHEAP COLUMN.
WANTED.
&& '^BIRMINGHAM ®
4 m loan company,
112 North Twentieth Street.
Call and see our bargains in (MAmonds,
solid gold, filled and silver tvatchds, charms,
rings, jewelry of all kind*, adjusted
watches, pistols, cartridges. Money loaned
on all articles described above at r^asonablO
rates. Business Btrlctly confidential. Pri
vate entrance from the alley. oc2D-tf
WANTEJD-By a large Philadelphia cori»or
atlon. a salesman to repreeent them in
counties adjacent to Birmingham, to carry
profitable specialties as side line, on com
mission basis. Only tho3e with establish
ed trade in above territory need apply; to
such, however, an exceptional opportunity
is offered. Mention counties you travel.
Highest references required. C. EX Klougti,
130Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.
ll-17-3t
WANTED—-The ladies to know I have
moved my dressmaking pal lors to my resi
dence, 2itf 22d street, opposite Catholic
church, where 1 am prepared with skillef!
assistance to give you a perfect tit In all
the latest novelties of dress. I am assisted
by Madame Boley of New York. Mrs.
James D. Bummers.
WANTED—Salesmen for a Sam Jones book, .
"Hot Shot." or Sermons and Sayings. It
is red hot. Wont change your religion,
but will make you laugh and money. Out
fit only $1, including full copy of book.
Southwestern Publishing Company, Nash
ville, Tenn._li-3-sun-4t
WANTED—State agents for Daugherty
Typewriter. Aj>ply to Leigh & Cooper,
Birmingham, Ala._11-15-tf
WANTED—Gentlemen boarders. Mrs. H.
O. Willi am s, 1816 7th aven ue. 10-23-tf
WANTED—Boarders at 322 21st street. Best
table In the city._10-16-tf
WANTED—Men and women to work at
home. I pay $8 to $16 per week for making
crayon portraits. New patented method.
Any one who can read or writo can do the
work at home, in spare time, day or even
ing. Send fob particulars and work at
once. Address H. A. Gripp, German,artist,
Tyrone, Pa._ll-17-4t
WANTED—Salesmen to sell staple article
dealers; $100 monthly salary and ex
penses. Roply with stamp. Anchor Mart*
ufactualng Company, Chicago._
WANTED—To borrow $100 for four months;
will pay $30 interest and give good securi
ty. Add roes Interest, State Herald.
WANTED—Two young men to occupy
pleasant room with nice board. Apply
1720 5th avenue.
Fire Insurance
Written at 20 per cent below regular rates.
F. H. ARMSTRONG & CO.,
2017 Second Avenue, Birmingham, Ala.
11-9-lm
AGENTB WANTED.
AGENTS WANTED—For “Talks to Chil
dren About Jesus." The fastest and best
selling holiday book published. Many
agents make over $20 a week. Freight paid
and credit given. Complete outfit 35c.
Agents ulso wanted for a new book by
Talmage, and other Christmas books and
Bibles, write immediately. R. H. Wood
ward Co., Baltimore. II-17-21
AGENTS make $5 dally. Marvelous men
tion. Retails 26 cents; 2 to 6 sold In a
house. Sample mailed free. Fbrfehee &
Makln, Cincinnati, O. nvl8 ly sun
BUSINESS (OPPORTUNITIES.
DO YOU SPECULATE?—“Guide to Suc
cessful Speculation” mailed free. Wheat.
provision, cotton and stock speculation on
limited margin thoroughly explained. Cor
respondence solicited. Warren, Ford &
Co., 11 Wall street, New York. _
FREE INFORMATION and how to make
profitable investments; 20 years' experi
ence on Chicago board of trade and Now
York and Chicago stock exchanges. SaJfO
and sure plan explained in our new book~
lets, “How to Make ^lopcy” and “All
About Stocks/’ MArkcos letters free. The
time for action Is noW- never, were better
opportunities offered; $2$ to $100 of roiir in
come may lay the foundation to a fortune.
Address at once Lincoln & Co.. Bankers
and Brokers, Department I, 123-125 La
Salle street, Chicago. 10-30-sim-ly
PERSONAL.
FREE—Handsomely illustrated “Guide for
Speculators and Investors,” mailed free.
Send us your name and address. Corn
stock, Hughes & Co., bankers and brokers,
55 Broadway, New York city. o!3-13t-s
FOR SALE
See presents
dow.
AT COST FUK CASH I0r
thirty days to reduce stock—
Anything In WATCHES,
CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SIL
VERWARE, Etc. Select your
Christmas presents now. O.
P. O. J. S., 20* First Avenue,
HARRY MERCER,
to be given away in my wln
11-5-tf
FOR SALE—Lady's wheel; good condition;
1006 8th avenue.
FOR SALE—A litter of English Shepherd
pups at W. R. Ovens, Woodiawn, Ala.
FOR SALE—Several fine, rich truck farms
at Martin station, on Bessemer dummy.
B. F. Et>orn.
FOR SALE—Lovely 8-room cpttage; a
boauty; good neighborhood; well of free
stone water; price $1100; half cash. Also
farm of 5 urge well and spring; $375.10;
give away price., W. A. Dawson, room 408
Chaliroux building.
FOR RENT.
No. 2408 4th avenue, 8 rooms; all modern
conveniences.
No. 512 15th street, North, 7 rooms and ser
vant's house, $10.
No. 1410 5th avenue. 5 rooms; large lot ana
water furnished; $10.
FOR SAL.E3.
$850—Corner lot, 100x140 ; 4-room house,
new; 3 rooms nicely papered; new fence; In
side corporate limits; cheap.
$800—5 acres on electric car line and
macadamized road. This is a desirable loca
tion for a home.
$150—4-room house, lot 50x140; ujoe lot, fruit
trees, good cistern; at the Fair Grounds on
dummy line.
$350—2-room house and lot on |na street,
between 10th and 20th streets and 13th and
14th avenues, north. Splendid view of city.
Convenient to oar line.
$2500—150 feet front on 14th avenue; south
ern front; splendid view of city arid 200 feet
from car line. Easy terms. North High
lands.
Lots at Ware’s Grove very cheap. Aleo
In Jonesville at very low figures. Have some
acreage property that, Is fo^truckin*.
1828H Third avenue
LOST!
The Opportunity of Your life
If You Fail to Buy Now.
50x190—7tli avenue. North, Woo.
iixloo- -5th avenue. North, $6100.
o5xl00—17th street. North, $3800.
00x240-8th avenue. North, $4000.
50x140—3rd avenue, North, $S750.
Three-story brick store. 2d avenue, North,
$12,500.
SOUTH HIGHLANDS.
110x175—»th street, $5250,
•105x186—Avenue X, $u250.
234x172—200] street, $10,-000.
Residence, $5260.
Residence, $5000.
■ Residence, $8500.
Residence, 21st street,
Residence, l*th street. _ ,
Residence, l»th street, $13,9
100x236—Vacant lot, 20th street, $4000.
Elegant country home, Woodiawn, $2800.
W. B. LEEDY & CO..
Telephone No. 42. Udl* North 21st St.
M 1RCKL<L<ANROC8<
AN OPEN LETT HR-Montgomery, Ala,
Nov. 8, 1®5 —Messrs. A J. Lamar & Co..
Slat*1 Agent® Montgomery, Ala. -Gentle
men: l beg to thank you for the prompt
and most satisfactory settlement of my
loss by fire of October 23, 1835. and take
pleasure In allowing you to publish this, my
recommendation or the South and North
American Lloyds of New York, to all who
wish a prompt paying and liberal com
pany, since, in six days after proofs were
handed you, I received settlement for face
of policy in full. Yours very truly, Gao.
E. Lum. F. H. ARMSTRONG & c5„
Agents, 2017 Second avenue, Birmingham,
Ala. Insurance written 20 per cent below
regular rates. ll-14-3t
STRAYED OR STOLEN—On night of 15th
from Baxter Stove works, medium else,
black horse, about 9 years old, left hind
foot white. Information or return will bo
liberally rewarded. J. H. Daughdrill, Bir
mingham, Ala.
FOR SALE—Choice mixed pecans; 100
pounds or more, tfc per pound; lots of one
bushel, 7c, delivered at your depot. Write
Browne & Nelson, Spanish Camp, Tex.
11-8-lilt
FOUND—Pocketbook on November 13; own
er can have by proving property and pay
ing for advertisement. B. L. Coffin, 1913
1st avenue.
“LITTLE FULLER” on tap at Godden’s
drug store.
MONEY TO LEND—On central Improved
real eat a to; three to five years, 8 per cent.
Wilson & Dunlap, 1921 1st avenue.
$300—Nice 4-room house. Including two large
lots, on East Lake dummy. East Lake;
3800. B. F. Eborn.
-3150 cash, balance 316 a month, will buy a
nice 5-rooin house and lot, near tho court
house, cheap. B. F. Eborn.
MONEY TO LOAN—On furniture, without
removal, from 310 up. S. It. gearle, 17th
street, between 1st and 2d avenues.
my2-3m_
EXCELSIOR STEAM LAUNDRY-Oeorge
A. Bllnn & Son, Proprietors. 1807 2nd ave
nue. Telephone 222, Birmingham, lz-29-tf
THREE-ROOM house and lot, North High
land electric line, $350; $5 monthly. B. F.
Eborn, 2008V4 2d avenue.
FIVE-ROOM house and lot on 22d avenuo.
near 24th at root; 31000; on easy terms. B.
F. Eborn, 2d avenuo.
ORDER “Little Billoe” dolls for Christmas
at Loveman, Jos« ph & Luob's._
WORK WANTED—For six good teams.
Tuck or, care Postoffice box 425.
FOR RENT.
FOR RENT—New Daugherty Visible Type
writer. F. G. Macke, First National
Bank. _ll-lo-2t
FOR RENT-Two connecting rooms for
light housekeeping unfurnished, or ono
furnished room without board; 313 15th
street. f
FOR SALE
BY SMITH’ CHICHESTER & YANCEY.
Lot 100x200, elegant 10-room residence,
Beeler’s Station, short route dummy. Price
$0300; good terras; fine bargain.
Lot 85x152**. splendid 9-room residence, all
modern improvements, Avenue J and 19th
street. Price $6000, half cash: very cheap.
Lot 60x200, the best built and best finished
8-rOom residence on South Highlands, closo
to 20th street, everything done on the lot is
perfect. Price $0600; ft is worth In fact
I^ot 46x100, southeast alley, corner 22d
street, between Avenues F and G; 8 rooms;
modern improvements. Price $1850. A very
great bargain.
Lot 50x140, good 7-room residence; all modr
ern Improvements; lot well improved; Ave
nue J and 17th street. Price $2500; worth
$3600.
Lot 100x140, comer Avenue E and 23d
street, tw’o 4-room houses; always rented.
Price $1500.
Lot 50x240, new 7-room cottage, No. 2020
8th avenue; fronts Capitol Park. Price
$3600; good terms.
Lot 60x190, Avenue G and 27th street.
Price $460.
Lot 70x162, Avenue K and 19th street.
Price $1400.
Lot 80x200, on 20th street, between 13th
and 14th avenue, south. Price $2100.
Lot 70x235, on 21st street, between 12th and
13th avenues, south. Price $1100.
Fruit and truck farm at Park Wood Sta
tion, south; 12 miles; 120 acres. Price $2200.
Fruit, grapes and wine will pay for the
place in two yAars. Greatest bargain on
earth. Come and see us.
10-27-lmo
FOR SALE CHEAP.
$100 EACJJ—Two lots 50x185 fronting East
Lake dummy line at Johnston Station.
One-third cash.
$300—8Vi acres rich land under cultivation,
fenced with barb wire, near Lacrosse Sta
tion; convenient to Lake dummy.
$750—1Two acres with house that cost $1000
on macadamized road at Woodlawja.
$1000— Nico hon^e on 15th street, near Elec
tric cars; four rooms and hall; good neigh
borhood; fronts right; renting for $10.50 a
month.
$1600—60x190, 2-story, 8-room house, Avenue
F; nice locality. Will sell on your own
terms.
$1800— Forty acres near East Lake; a good
piek-up.
$2250—90x300, 7-room house, Huntsville ave
nue.
$2500—60x190. 7 rooms, 8th avenue. Rents $24
per month.
$3000—Avenue J, near 19th street, 8 rooms;
modern; southern frontage; rents $36 per
month. Ohe-third cash.
$12,500—Hilt-edge property, 100x190, 5th ave
nue, between 19th and 20th streets; renting
for $J440 per annum.
$2500—50 feet on Morris avenue, close in.
8. E. THOMPSON,
No. 215 21st street.
, FOR SALE.
Alley corner on 21st street, 90x100, 5-room
house, for 13250 cash.
040 acres of land In twelve miles of city
for $3 per acre cash.
50x140—6-room house, Avenue E, between
26th and-27th streets, for $1275; easy terms.
50x11*0—On Avenue F, between 26tn and 27th
streets, for $426 cash.
60x240—On 8th avenue, between 22d and 23d
streets, for $1500 cash.
25x140—On 8d avenue, close In, for $3500,
$500 cash, balance easy terms.
Three acres of land at Avondale for $276;
easy terms.
50x140, on 5th avenue, between 24th and
25th streets, for $1750; third cash, balance
one and two years.
Two 9Vfc-acre blocks of fine land right near
Elyton for $65 per acre.
WANTED.
12000 at 8 per cent for two years.
HAOOOD A THOMAS,
+ 222 21st Btroet.
FOR RENT.
301 and 303 20th street, double store, 55x100
feet, comer 3d avenue.
211 19th street, beautiful store, 40x100 feet. ■
1318 1st avenue, smhu store, very cheap.
109 20th street; best location in city.
Dwellings, offices, halls and bed rooms in
different parts of the city.
WANTED.
To invest from $2000 to 3000 in real estate
that will pay a good interest.
t. h. moLton & ca,
8-18-lm Dr. Smith’s Blook.
The State of Alabama, Jefferson County—
Chancery Court—Susan Lunford, Execu
trix, etc., vs. William G. Lunford and
Others.
To the Creditors of the Estate of George
Lunsford, Deceased:
You, and every one of you, are hereby
notified that sold estate whs on the 16th day
of November, 195, decreed and declared to
be insolvent.
You ore further notified that the first
Monday in January, lft!*6, wan set for the
said executrix to make settlement of her ac
counts, and you are cited to appear before
me, at my office in the court house of said
county, on said day to contest the same. If
you think proper.
You are further notified that in and by
said decree it was ordered: ‘'That every
person having any claltn against the estate
of said George I^unsford, deceased, must nie
the same In this court, with the register
thereof, within nine months after the date
of this decree, or after the Fame accrues,
verified as required by law, and all cl&Jms
not so verified and filed shall be forever
barred.”
Dated this 16th day of November, A. D.,
1X96. CHAS. A. SENN. Register.
U-17-ow4w
Office Missouri River Commission, 1515
Locust street, St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 11. 1895. •
Sealed proposals for furnishing and deliver
ing 62.528 fln»al ijeet long leaf yellow pipe
piling will be received here until noon De
cember 11, 1895, and then publicly opened.
All information furnished on application.
Chas. R. Suter, Colonel Engineers.
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