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TOE LAKE COUNTY TIMES Saturday, Dec. 22, 1900. THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES AN EVENING NEWSPAPER PUBLISH ED BY THE LAKE COUNTY PRINT ING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY... "Entered as second-class matter Juno. 28, 1904, at the postofflce at Hammond, Indiana, under the Act of Congreaa, March 8. 1171." Offices In Haror-ond building. Ham mond, Ird. Telepnone, 111. Chicago Office. Room 1502 Tribune Building. Hugh W. Montgomery, representative. Terms of Snbacrlstlaa. Yearly Halt Yearly H-50 lingle Copies 1 cent LARGER PAID UP Circulation than any other Newspaper in Northern Ind. Circulation Yesterday CIRCULATION' BOOKS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR INSPECTION AT ALL TIMES. TIPS TO ADVERTISERS. The Lake Cocntt Times completely covers the afternoon field, and its far reaching influence is recognized by for eign as well as local advertisers. The Times is published in the city of Ham mond, boasting of only 22.000 popula tion, and reaching thirty-three towns, covering the entire county and Calu met region. The keen advertisers will appreciate this uninterrupted growth as the best evidence of quality of an advertising medium, as well as the policy of the management to give the public exact information regarding circulation, a point of vital Interest to advertisers. The Lake County Time3 leads in cir culation, character and Influence In northern Indiana. To subscribers. Readers of the Times are requested to favor the management by reporting any irregu larities in delivering. Communicate with the circulation department, or Telephone 111. The recent unpleasantness between Hammond and East Chicago on ac count of tho proposed vacating of For syth avenue Is given by many as an argument against the amalgamation of the two cities. The people of East Chicago must have known at the time of the incep tion of the project that the vacating of Forsyth avenue was a foregone conclusion when the yards were locat ed where they were, and objections to the closing of this thoroughfare should havo been made then. However, Ignoring the arguments one way or another, it Is certain that East Chicago's rights would have been much better conserved had that city been a portion of Hammond, Instead of merely a looker on while Ham mond was doing thing's. ine city or tiammonu having an nexed that portion of the city now oc cupied by the Gibson yards, will come very near having the last say as to whether or not Forsyth avenue shall be vacated. And it will doubtless be governed in its decision entirely by the effect it will have upon the city of Hammond, regardless of the neigh boring cities. This city Is in exactly the same posi tion as the merchant who anticipates the forming of a partnership with his competitor. The competitor will re main a competitor until the partner ship is a fact Hammond must guard its own In terests selfishly until this city and East Chicago have amalgamated and then the Interests of the two munici palitles will be identical. Then Hammond will have to look to East Chicago for favors and will have to reciprocate when East Chic?; wants things done. Instead of being an argument against amalgamation. the apparent Indifference of Hammond to East Chicago's desires is the best reason why the two cities should get together. "Strange that all the articles on How to be happy though married' are written by single persons." This is the season of the year when paterfamilias must dig deep and make a noise Uko Santa Claus. One may doubt but if an insurance man says "Long life to you,' you know he means it! This is the delectable season when women's magazines give us much de lightful intelligence of how to concoct a delicious dollar dinner out of mater ials which cost three-fifty. 'Tis said that only ten divorce ap plications was the year's record re cently in the Canadian parliament. However, the other couples may be fighting it out at home and saving money to carry through the expensive petition. Considering the car shortage and car famlro It looks as If the country had grown too fast and too great for its transportation facilities. A Salt Lake man has left hl3 fortune to the man who married his divorced wife, on condition that his successor permits his wife's mother to live with them. Grim revenge! A Chicago paper says that a wife snould have at least twelve dresses. After all. there is some excuse for the lynch law. THE GADFLY. THOUGHT HE HAD VAN TASSEL. The police of Michigan City and La- forte received a hurry-up call Thurs day afternoon from the homo of Joseph Marks in Springfield township., four or five miles from this city. Mr. Marks thought he had the much wanted mur derer, Guy Van Tassel, of this city. For that reason he wanted plenty of police officers on hand to overpower the fellow and share with him in the big reward. Mr. Marks is an industrious farmer ind was much surprised Thursday afternoon when he was approached by a strange man, who asked for a posi tion on the farm. Marks at once saw a resemblance to Van Tassel and after sf-ttlng the fellow at work, called up this city and La Porte by telephone. Michigan City News. MAIL TRANSPORTATION. The New York Financier thinks that while there Is so strenuous an effort to expose rebating and other Illegal practices by railroads and trusts, it would seem that an investigation might quite profitably be made Into the methods that have been in vogue for very many years through which the government has been made to pay exorbitant rates for mall transporta tion. It pays: "It may seem strange to the casual observer that. In a department of the government of such vast magnitude and conducted at such great cost, there should not have been periodical Inves tigations by congress Into Its man agement. When, however, the fact is considered that every member of the legislative body Is Indirectly a bene ficiary of the department, through the enjoyment of the franking privilege, and that though Instances of the abuse of such privilege are frequently dis closed, inquiry thereinto Is regarded as meddlesome interference, it is not surprising that evidence of fraud In the administration of the department is suppressed and no attempt made at Investigation, though millions of dol lars are squandered. Even now when the attention of congress is called to Irregularities in administration the ef fort Is made to convict the mall car riers of the offense; the railroads would not have the opportunity for fraud were not the Inspectors of tho weighing process alert to discover It." Between Trains President Roosevelt Is inclined legacy as to a look upon his recent cat-astrophe. Wanted IHm To Do It. "Before we were married you used to tell me you would die for me." "Yes; well?" "Well, now you are refusing to eat the biscuits I make." Houston Post. DREAM STREET. Around by the corner of Pleasant Dream street You can hear the light patter of dear little feet. It has no beginning nor end so they say, So you see you can't find it by asking the way. Though everyone goes to the street of best dreams, Not a person will tell what it's like, eo It seems. No numbers are found on the doors over there And the houses and people float high in the air. They keep the frost-spangles and sli ver star-beams. In a wonderful store In the street of good dreams. To play 'round the corner so safe and so wide. You can start off tonight without money or guide; Just climb on my lap and I'll whisper to you, And perhaps you will go where the dreams will come true; Past Lullaby Lane, then through Slumberdeep Square, And the first thing you know you are landed right there! EUGENIA EMERSON. A Mean Poke. "Me daughter, Mary Ann," said the newly rich Mrs. Cassldy, "wants to I'arn to play some music insthrument I wonder wa't wan would come aisiest to her?" "Well, now," replied the jealous and caustic Mrs. Cassey, "if ye could only git somethin's that's built like a wash board 'twould be jist the thing." Phil adelphia Press. Notions. There is little romance to be derived from finding a hair in the butter, even when it is a golden hair. Most of man's troubles exist In his mind, but a great many In the form of I. O. U's. exist on paper. The young man who has a good time when he is young will at least have something to talk about when he grows old. Convention Is the fence which is miles high to some people and less than a foot high to other people. Birming ham Age-Herald. The Only Way. "How do you like your hair cut?" asked the barber who was anxious to please. "Off," replied the customer, who was a man of few words." Cleveland Press. No Pleasing Hlin. Mother Tommy, what's your little brother crying about? Tommy "Cause I'm eatin' my own cake an' wont give him any. Mother Is his own cake finished? Tommy Yes'm; an he cried while I was eatin that, too. The Catholic Standard and Tlme3. MONEY SENT TO "OLD COUNTRY." KuitU la Fore-lien Ortl"-t it Nearlujj the End. Postofflce In December, especially the earlier part of the month and also during the last days of November, there are sent from this city thousands of dollars to foreign countries, most of which goes as remembrances of the holiday sea son. There is no definite estimate of the amount of the money which Is sent to Europe from this city, but It amounts to thousands. It Is estimated that at least a thousand foreign money orders have been issued at Lhis post office during the last few weeks, and the amount of money sent over is larger than v(r before, because of the increase in the number of foreign born citizens during the last year. Of all the foreign countries to whom Christmas reraembranns are sent in the form of cash Austria seems to lead the list. For many years it has been the custom of persons of foreign de scent or parentage to send money to their relatives in the "old country" and particularly is this true of those from continental Europe. In the case of the British Isles there is less money sent during the month of December than goes to the coun tries of the continent, but there are several reasons for this. In the first place the postal arrangements between the Fnited States and Great Britain permit the cheaper and safer trans mission of parcels across the water. This postal system Is also in operation with Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium, and may be extended to other countries. Another reason Is that the Irish people send money all through the year to their relatives in the Emerald isle, not waiting for Christmas. HAWK SEIZED THE DOG. Cartersburg, Ind., Dec. 21. Joseph Wood and his stepson, Peter McLain, accompanied by a dog, went tramping along the branch in Thorp's wood pasture, and a large hawk flew down and seized the dog's head in its claws. The dog ran fifty rods or more, with its feathered assailant holding to Its prey, before young McLain could over take the fugitives and kill the hawk with a club. SIXTIETH OHIO'S REC0ED Not Summarily Discharged at All During the War of the Rebellion. Columbus, O., Dec. 22. "The muster out rolls In the udjutant general's of fice, Columbus, O., copies of which wore furnished by the war department, show this regiment to have been mus tered out and honorably discharged ou Ivor. 10, 18G2, at Chica, 111." This is the concluding paragraph of a state ment issued by Adjutant General Critehfield in reply tonumerous queries concerning the record of the Sixtieth Ohio volunteer infantry which has re cently been called into controversy by President Roosevelt, who cited it in his message tocongress on the Browns ville affair as one precedent for his treatment of the negro battalions, the regiment being described by the presi dent as "disorganized, mutinous and worthless." The Sixtieth Ohio was organized, ac cording to Adjutant General Critch tield's statement, on Feb. 25. 1S02, and mustered into service on April 27th, the same year. It served in West Virginia and Maryland until its capture at Har per's Ferry on Sept. 15, 18G2. The mem bers were paroled as prisoners and taken to Camp Douglass, Chicago, with 4,000 other men, and there the whole bunch grew disorderly one day and destroyed something over $2,000 worth of lumber. The regiment, both as to officers and men, was commended for bravery on three occasions. JOHN D. WILL GO TO COURT Says It AVill Be a Sorry Day for All of Us When the Courts Are Condemned. New York, Dec. 22. Replying to tho inquiry whether he would be prepared to go to court should his presence be desired in connection with the govern ment suit against the Standard Oil company, John D. Rockefeller said: "It will be a sorry day for the coun try and for all of us when our courts are not respected or we cannot respect them, and our laws are not upheld. We must have law and order, and we must have courts to enforce them. What else can I do but go to court when summoned?" Rockefeller added that he did not know the status of any of the pending prosecutions. Two Ex -Supervisors Plead Guilty. Milwaukee. Dec. 22. Gottlieb r. Reichardt. ex-supervisor of the city of Wauwatosa, pleaded guilty to an in dictment charging him with bribery and was fined $o00. Charles Botten- bfvg. also an ex-supervisor, pleaded guilty to a similar indictment and was fined $200, as well as the same amount on the charge of larceny of a horse. Head -End Collision Is Fatal. Spokane. Wash., Dec. 22. In a head' end collision between a light engine and a Great Northern freighttratn two miles east of Illllyard Fireman Paul Schup pert. who came here from Indiana, and Brakeman Guy Salisbury were killed; Howard, engineer, was fatally hurt, and Fireman Hansen, of Grand Rap- kls. Mich., was badly scalded. Police Commissary Excommunicated Tours, France, Dee. 22. The arch bishop of Tours has publicly excom municated a commissary of police for ordering the doors of the seminary here to be broken in to 'overcome the opposition of the students to the car rying out of the provision of the separ ation law. A Foot Note. Have the soles of your new shoes varnished. They will wear much longer and be impervious to weather. mcRS warn a Latest Movements in Industrial Centers, by Exclusive NEW YORK LETTER. New York, Dec. 22. Higher prices from London this morning had very little influence upon this market and in consequence stocks opened fraction ally lower here. The most depressing feature of the day was the weakness in Reading which opened at 13$ 1-2, a half a point lower than last night's close and gradually declined until It had lost five points for the day, selling at 133 1-2. The trade in it was on an , enormous scale, lots of from one to fivt I thousand being the order of the day. It was thought in well informed cir cles that the selling was by the Frtek crowd who had caught some one long a large line of their particular spec ialty and was working the "separa tor" methods on them again. Any one that Is able to guess the fluctuations In this security is certainly entitled to the profits. It bobs up and down three to five points during every busi ness day. The weakness so apparent in Read ing had a bearish influence upon the entire roster. Union Pacific lost two points, opening at 182 and selling down to 180; St. Paul from 152 to 150; Copper from 113 to 112; Smelter from 152 to 150 and the balance of the active list proportionately weak. The Hill Issues, Northern Pacific and Great Northern also suffered large losses for the day. Northern Pacific touched a new low record, selling down to 190 and Great Northern down to 192. The bank statement was better than the trade generally expected, but its effect upon the market was only mo mentarily, it produced a rally of about a half point, then the selling became more aggressive than ever. A few minutes before the close tho failure of a firm, which it Is believed were long on stocks, was announced. This gave the bears additional confi dence and the selling of everything on the list was resumed more persistently than ever. The close was feverish and at al most the lowest prices of the day. HEW YORK STOCK WARKET Month Open High Low 102Vs 102 101 Close 101 101 132 42 112 149 77 75 97 119 76 79 55 27 Atchison . . Do pfd . . 101 Am. Sugar 132 43 113 151 H 75 182 43 113 152 77 72 120 77 80 56 56 37 21 81 32 196 132 42 112 149 75 75 li9 76 79 65 64 36 20 81 31 194 Am. Car . Cop . Smelt Ice Scs Am. Am. Am. Am. Locom Tob pf Am. 97 R. & O. ...120 Biscuit .... 77 1-irook R. T. 80 Ches. & O. .. 56 C. & A. cm. . 27 C. F. & 1... sen Col. South.. 36 54 37 20 81 31 194 132 34 64 69 Corn Pdts.. 21 Do pfd . . Cotton Oil 31, Canad Pac 196 Coast Line. 132 Cent Leath 34 Denver pfd 84 Distillers .. 69 Erie com .. 43 I1L Cent ..169 Interboro . . 35 43 42 '35 "3o" 42 169 35 60 143 2ti 192 77 190 40 71 93 72 129 90 47 97 136 52 133 38 29 61 92 32 K. C. S. pfd 60 L. & N 143 143 26 200 79 196 41 71 93 73 130 80 98 137 53 138 38 30 51 93 82 152 47 35 182 143 26 192 77 190 40 71 93 72 129 90 87 136 52 133, 37 29 Va 51 92 32 150 47 35 179 47 103 Mex. Cent . 26 Ot. North .200 Ore 79 No. Pacific 196 M K & T cm 414 Do pfd 71 Mis Pac .. Nat. Lead . N. Y. C. .. Nor. & TV.. Ont. & TV. . Peoples Gas . 93 s . 73 .130 . 90 . 47 fenn 1379s Press Steel 53 Reading ...138 R. I. & S... 33 R. Isl. com. 29 Rubber 51 South Pac 93 So. Ity com 32 St. Paul ..152 St L&SP2dpf 47 Texas Pac 35 Union Pac .182 160 47 35 179 47 103 36 . .24 85 U. S. Steel Do pfd . 48 48 104 104 36 ... 24 Va. Chem . . Wis Cent . West. Union Total sales So 85 584,000. 85 BAXK STATEMENT. Reserve Reserve Loan a rjecie Inc. less U. S. . . Inc. Dec, Inc. 149.799.500 5,320,000 483,000 4,687,500 1,439.300 4,587,400 25,500 Legals Inc. Deposits Inc. Circulation Dec. New York, Dec. 22, 1S06. GRAIN ID PROVISION MARKET Month W treat. Dec. . . May .. July .. Corn. Dec. . . May . . July . at. Dec. . . May . . July .. lard. Jan. .. May . . I'ork. Jan. May . . July .. UtDB Jan. . . May . July ., High Low Open Close 74H 78-78 77 il 43SH 4378-44 744 744 78 77U.54 774 77 74 77 ?8a 77 s 41b 43Hb 43 41 Tb-44 334 33H 41 431.4 43 a4 33 35 V 33 33 33V4sa 35 4 35 h 33 H 331-8 a 36 1615b-17a 1620 1652-50 1667 1617 1650 890 905 912 865 880 990 1620 1667a 905 917 923n 870a S87-90b 897 S90-95 905-07 912 S5 8S0-82 S90 905 917 925 870 S90 997 CHICAGO LETTER. Chicago, Dec. 22. WHEAT The downward trend in wheat continues without . abatement. The May option descended into new low prices today, selling at 77. The selling was of a better class than the buying and it was the opinion of some of the shrewdest traders that one of the larger elevator concerns was the chief seller. Houses with Northwestern connections also contributed liberally to the selling pressure. There was nothing particu lar bearish over night in the news. Lack of cash demand and the absence of inquiries , from exporters for wheat was assigned as the bearish influences. The market closed with a weak under tone, showing a loss of about a half a cent for the day. CORN Dull and fractionally lower. The car shortage prevents the Increase of new corn at all markets and in addi- j tlon disturbs the speculative market j condition. - Th selling of the May op- j SJon was mostly by commission houses i nd Pro with southwestern connections. It is ' reported that the elevators in the west and southwest are simply loaded to the guards with new corn and unable to move it. OATS Slightly lower in sympathy with the balance of the list. The trade was not so large as yesterday, the sell- . ing mostly by scalpers who believe the effects of the recently issued govern ment report should cause further re cession in the future options. The close was steady. -iOl'TH WATER STREET MARKETS. A-as evidenced in all ines on South -vas evidenced in all ins on South Water street, butter, eggs. poultry, "ruits and arreen vegetables in par ticular. Prices were without chance, supplies b. I ig ample for all require ments. In the egg market the recent advance in prices had no effect on the demand, buyers being just as eager as heretofore to take these goods. Quotations on round lots ranged: Butter Receipts, 4.414 tubs. Extra creamery, jobbing. 31c; price to re Villers. 32c; prints, 33c; firsts. 27'tf29c: seconds, 22G 24c; June extras. 28 5? 29c: renovated. 23ft 24c; dairies, Coo Ws, 27c; firsts, 24 25c; packing stock, 1 9 'r 1 9 c. Etfgs Receipts, 2,970 cases. Fresh stock at mat nw cases included or cases returned, 21 's? 24c: firsts. 20c; prime firsts, packed in whltewood cases grading 50 per cent fresh stock, 2Sc; extra 80 per cent fresh stock packed for city trade. 30c: storasre stock 22fi 23c. Potatoes Reeeints. ten cars. Karlv Ohio. Minnesota. 3S(tJ40c per bu; Wis consin, white stock. 37'a3Se tter bu: red, fair to good, 35ffT36c per bu; mixed, red and white, 34R33c per bu; common, small, unripe, red or white, 30"cf32c per bu. Sweet Potatoes Illinois, 12.0002.25 per brl; No. 2, $1.00 fr 1.50. Veal Quotations for calves in good order were as follows: 50-S5-lb weights. 55c; 60 to 70 lbs. 6(?T7c: 85 to 110 lb, fancy, 89c; 150 to 175 lb, good, meatv, 4 5c. Dressed Beef No. 1 ribs, 14c; No. 1 loins. 16c; No. 1 round, 7c; No. 1 chuck, 6c; No. 1 plate, 4c. Live Poultry Turkeys, per lb, 12c; chickens, fowls, 9c; springs, 9c; roosters, 6c; geese, $5.00 7.00; ducks, 1010c. Fruits Apples, 1.0053.50 per brl; bananas. Jumbo, 1.400 1.50; straight. 1.101.25; lemons, California. 3.00&) 4.00; oranges, California, $2.503.25. Green Vegetables Beets, 408o0e per sack; cabbage, $12.00 13.00 per ton; carrots, 40o0e per sack; celery, b0c $1.15 per case; onions, 3555c per bu; parsnips, 75c per tub; spinach, 75c per tub; turnips, 50c per sack. C. H. WANZER STOCK AND BOND BROKER, Stocks Carried on 3 to 5 Point Margin, Nominal Rates of Interest. 333 Rookery BIdff., Chicago. TELEPHONE HARRISON, 3405. JOHN DICKINSON & GO. STOCKS, BONDS, GRAIN, PROVISIONS. 171 La Salle St., Chicago. New York Office, 42 Baoadway. Members Chicago Board of Trade. New York Consolidated Stock Exchange. Direct Private Telephone, Central 5351 Wires East. Automatic 4058. Central 5551 LIVERPOOL MARKETS. Liverpool, England, Dec. 21. Wheat closed higher; corn lower. MIMES CQMPAHT OF AMERICA f Capital, 2,000,000 Shares. Par Value $1.00. t Pull Paid and Non-Assessable DIRECTOR I JOHN LAMBERT Chicago H. S. BLACK York York WILLIAM E. REIS New York WILLIAM FLEMMTNQ .... Chicago JOHN J. MITCHELL Chicago I. L. ELW00D Chicago t L. L. Smith .New York F. W. BAZEB London, England ? REGISTRAR i Guaranty Trait Compamr, Hew York TRANSFER AOENTSi V. S. Movtjpa;e A Trut Co., Hew York OFFICE OF COMPANYi No 111 Uroadwar, Narr York Amount of Dividends paid 1903 to Fovember 24, 1006 Amount of Dividends paid Sept. 30, 1905, to Sept. 30, 1900: 12 monthly dividends iy2K $380,000.00 2 extra " 5 209,000,00 i " M sy2 70,ooo.oo 1 " u 30 in Dolores Min. Co. stock 600,000.00 Surplus September 30, 1906 The Mines Company cf America speaks for itself, having paid during a period of four years dividends to the amorjit of $2,385,000, or $385,000 more than the entire capital stock. This is equivalent to 119V4 per cent. The dividends actually pad last year, as shown above, are equivalent to 6IV2 per cent. The Company has declared out cf its present surplus a dividend cf twenty-four per cent., payable in Tegular monthly installments of two per cent during entire year of 1807. This is out of past earnings, and it is expected that the Company will declare extra dividends during the ensuing year out of their additional earnings. The stock is actively traded in on the New York curb market. THE MINING STOCK MANIA. (From The Wall Street Journal.) . "The public should not forget to remind Itself that probablr only a few out of eTery hundred mining cor-panis whose stock Is hawked through the utual channel of presa and curb and broker"' circulars, ever reach the atage of dividend carers. There are many chances, but fw prizes. "The appetite of the outside public 'seems to be particularly keen for this clasa of speculation. Only a modicum of the total can be regarded as legitimate investment. The success of a few mining companies leads to the widest confidence in thse paper concerns, because some ire alleged to be "near" the paying ones, or are characterized aa being an "extension" of a money making vein, or are even on the same range wth eome company whose stock has gone up from nothing to a dollar a share In sixty davs "Such arguments should deceive no one into thinking that he is investing" 'in more than nine cases out of ten he is simply throwing dloe. There is a legitimate mining investment field, but tha vast majority of the people were far better off to wait until the early stages of development of mining properties were passed, so that the heavy risks might be borne by thoe who can do so without embarrassing themselves or those de pendent upon them. For those who forget this, the old saying la recommended: 'Mine, Miner. Minus. y BEARMAN & CO. t t t visions, Wire to Lake County Times. LIVE STOCK MARKET. cattle, Omaha Receipts Hogs, 200; sheep, none. Kansas City Receipts cattle. 1,000; sheep. 2.000 6.000; -Hogs, 4,000; 1,500; St. l.ouis Receipts Hogs, cattle. 300; sheep, none. Fnion Stock receipts, lvuOO; Yards. Doc. 22. Hog market 5 cents lower; leu over. ...UK. Light. $t.." to 6.20; mixed, $6.05 to 6.27; heavy. $."i.0 to 6.25; rough, $5. SO to 6.23. . Cattle receipts, 400; market steady. Sheep receipts 1,500; market steady. Fnion .Stock Yards. Dec. 22. Clos ing prices: Litfht. $6.00 to 6.22; mixed, $'o5 to 6.27; iit-avv, $o.S0 to 6.30; rough. $5. mi to 5.95. Cattle and sheep closed unchanged from opening prices. GRAIN MARKET. TorthncHt lleccliiH, (am, Duluth Today. 100; last week, 107; last year, 72. Minneapolis Today, 275; last week, 412: last year. 421. Chicago Today. 76; last week. 61; last year, 17. re Chicago, Dec. 22. Estimated ceipts for Monday: Wheat, 93 cars; corn, 665 cars; oats, 240 cars; hogs, 38,000 head. WEATHER FORECAST. Illinois. Indiana and Lower Michi gan Fair tonight and Sunday; some what cooler tonight. Missouri Fair tonight and Sunday; warmer Sunday. Wisconsin I' air tonight and Sun day; colder tonight: warmer Sunday. Iowa Fair tonight and Sunday; warmer. Minnesota. Dakotas Nebraska. Kan sas and Minnesota Fair and warmer tonight and Sunday. Montana Fair tonight; possibly rain or enow; Sunday warmer. HEARD ON THE BOURSE New York, Dec. 22. Reading again tried to chill a pretty well liquidated I market; the worst is now known that the dividend will remain at 4 per cent, but there is nothing to stop them from sometime next month calling a stock holders' meeting and giving an extra dividend. Everybody sold Beading. The talk was of a big bear pool organized to break the stock and to smash the bal ance of the market. Bears broke the market by putting out lines in Northern Pacific and it was knocked down a few points. Money for the first time in months opened at 8 per cent to 6 per cent and then up to 10 per cent and then back to 6 per cent. The action of the Vanderbllts' roads In advancing the bond interest and dividends before they were due had no effect on the market. A thoroughly liquidated market what It is now called. is Reading was a good point of at tack. The talk was spread all over the street that Frick said it was too high for a 1 per cent stock and he was sell ing his and that the pool was very weak with Hill out of It Outside the selling in Northern Pacific and Reading the buying was pretty good on the whole list and some of the people who have been selling stocks for a week are buying back what they sold at lower prices. Kuhn, Loeb & Co. are advising their friends that from now on the money market Is all right and after, say about Jan. 10 or so, money will be In normal condition and they expect the stock market to advance from ten to twenty points. On the Hill stocks the gossip has it that Hill and Morgan have both made their turn in the market and have 52 Broadway, New York City taken back the stocks they sold at twenty points up and it will be very dangerous to stay short of the Hill stock. St. Paul is a very good purchase anywhere around 10. It is cheap for a 7 rer cent stock with the large pves ' ent earnings of the road and the pros pective new earnings of its fine exten sion to the coast. Secretary Shaw says you can rely on him if you need any mow money and In the meantime you can use up your banking reserves and pay no at tention to the 25 per cent rule that the big men are just nuking the market look bad to get In some cheap stocks. Copper metal was advanced quarter a cent per pound today. J. L. D. NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE Clara S. llovl has filed n complaint for a divorce from Jacob Heyl hi the circuit court at Milwaukee. Pontile the amount originally sought f0,Ot0 ha sheen pledged for a monu ment to the late Joseph Jefferson. The will of the late Senator Ilrown, of Salt Lake City, T'tah. disclaims the paternity of Mrs. Fradley's children and cuts them off absolutely. Mrs. Itradley is the woman who shot him fatally at Washington. Tho miners in the tJ old field. New. ' district, S.r00 In number, are on strike for $5 a day. They pM: ?4 now. It Is settled that James Bryce Is to be the next British, nnibassador at Washington. The coal supply In Minneapolis la running short, and if the weather be comes severe In the near future ruany people will suffer. The treasury department declined to purchase silver nt the quoted price of 70.005 cents per fine ounce. W. II. McConnell, Who was one of counsel for the crown in the trial of Mrs. Maybrlck, is dead at London. The postal strike In Austria is a failure. Tho leaders have alandonerl the movement. The Ontario (Canada) government has sold the mining rights in the bed of Ltfike Cobalt to a syndicate for $1, 0S"),O0O. Fresident A. J. Cassatt, of the Penn sylvania railroad, is ill in his home at Ilaverford, Fa. Reese Edwards was instantly killed and his wife probably fatally injured at a grade crossing near Youngs town. O. J.Pierpont Morgan lias given a $000, 000 mansion to his son, J. Flerpont Mor gan, Jr., as a Christinas present.. The City of Nan Xing, China, on tha West river, is to be opened to foreign trade In January. For the first time since last August Cuba is now free from yellow fever. Wrangel, on the southeastern coast of Alaska, has been placed in telegraphic- communication, w ith the out side world. Alden Smith, of the firm of Smith & Wyman, Minneapolis, and one of tho best-known business men in that city, Is dead of heart failure, aged 57. Importance of To-Day. Do you rightly estimate the Import ance of to-day? That there are duties to be done to-day which cannot be done to-morrow? This It is that throws so solemn significance into your work. The time for working is short, there fore begin to-day, for the night is com ing, in which no man can work. F. W. Robertson. Be Not Discouraged. There is no reason to be discour aged, no matter what or where you are. You can make something out of your life, find somthlng worth while in yourself. Each one of us has in finite possibilities, and by faith and work untiring they are realized. Mar garet Hubbard Ayer. $2,385,000.00 $1,230,000.00 576,747.40 t