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Buses for it and in various ways iudi
tated that some influence had been
brought to bear upon him that had
Changed his mind. Woleott swears that
Loucks neglected the affairs of the ele
vator company, and that the company,
which bad been organized in opposition
to the mist, after continuing for a few
months, went out of business. Loucks
Is alleged to have put the blame for the
condition of Ihe farmers upon binding
twine and farm implement trusts, claim
ing that these trusts, and not the ele
vator trust, were keeping the fanner
down and preventing his making any
money. Loucks has lately formed an
alliance with the people's party and has
been making speeches in the South.
The People's parly, the book says, has
taken no position whatever in this mat
ter of the wheat ring, so far as the slate
of Minnesota is concerned, and one of
its former members, W. AY. Envin, of
St. Paul, is quoted as saying that in
view of the action of the People's
party's late convention he was satisfied
that "behind the leaders of the party is
n secret conclave of the politicians,
monopolists and railroad magnates who
make up the terrible combine which
now rules the markets and politics of
this state with an iron hand." Mr.
Erwiu is a prominent lawyer in St.
and he is quoted as saying that
this combine is close to the life of every
man in this country, and that instead
Df marshaling every man in tiie state to
political battle on that vital question.
the leaders of the People's party had
turned a deaf ear to the entreaties of
aid fighters and acted in a manner in
Seating; that some influence had been
brought to bear upon them.
A. Fictitious Cost for Freight Add-
eil to Kuch Bushel.
On the subject of a combine control
ling the price of wheat a strong point is
made in the book from the fact that the
alleged trust fixes the price of wheat in
Minneapolis and Duluth upon the fiction
that wheat bought in Chicago is shipped
to those two cities. The price in those
two cities is the price of wheat in Chi
cago with the addition of this flictitious
cost for freight between Chicago and
Minneapolis and Duluth. It is pointed
nut that wheat bought in Chicago is
never delivered in Chicago, and that
therefore the price of wheat ought to be
in Minneapolis and Duluth what it is in
Chicago, less the cost of shipment from
those points. The following is quoted
from the publication:
"This uniform acquiescence in a fic
tion not true, in fact, but uniformly ac
cepted by all the dealers in Minnesota
and the Northwest, is the combine it
self. It is this agreement and surren
der of the elevator men and dealers
that constitutes the very essence and
fact of the combine, for if wheat at Du
luth, with equal freights to the sea
board, should be of the same value as
tike wheat at Chicago, then this agree
ment on the part of the dealers and
elevator men that the price at Duluth
ihall be the price at Chicago less freight
From Dulntli to Chicago, arbitrarily and
of necessity fixing a price to be paid for
wheat just so much beneath its attual
value as the freight rate from Duluth
to Chicago shall be— this is the com
bine. *
This inducement to base the market
at Minneapolis upon the market at Chi
cago offers an inducement to all trans
portation lines -from Minneapolis to
Chicago to most heartily co-operate
with the combine dealers and elevator
men to maintain that price, or, if it is
possible that the railroad and trans
portation lines fix the price, then till the
olevator men and dealers acquiesce in
the price fixed by the railroads.
Mr. Moore in his minority report says
a private and individual buyer in Min
neapolis on the same day or the next
day sells iv the Chicago market the
wheat which he has just purchased in
Minnesota; that this sale is in pursu
ance of a combination, and was so
proved by the testimony of Mr. Pills-
Dury -that wheat sold in Chicago was
never delivered iv Chicago, but was in
fact delivered* in Duluth. "Wheat in
Duluth." says Mr. Moore, "can reach
the seaboard for the same rate as wheat
in Chicugo: therefore, wheat bought ou
a price at Chicago, but delivered at
Duluth, never being delivered in Chi
cago, is a confiscation from the pro
ducer from whom such wheat is pur
chased in Minnesota of the amount of
the freight from Minneapolis to Chi
cago. They may call it business, they
may call it trade, they may call it finan
cial prudence, or class it under any
name they denominate, but it remains
logically a decrease in the value of all
wheat tributary to Duluth."
Something About How the Cor
porations Combine.
On the subject of railroad corporations
affiliating with the wheat combine, tiie
book says that no disagreement or com
petion in rates prevails among the rival
railroad corporations distinctly separate
In their organization and ownership,
and whose individual and special in
terests in the natural order of things
would require them to compete before
the people for carry i iig the trade. It is
also alleged that all fonts of competi
tion in Minnesota between the different
railroad corporations for the purpose of
securing a carrying trade of wheat and
grain has been utterly destroyed. The
carriage and tran>portation of wheat iv
Minnesota and the Northwest is at the
Bame rate on all rival railroad systems.
The logical imputation is that all the
railroad systems, through uniform ac
tion and with a uniform rate, transact
business to a common purpose and with
an understanding that they will not com
pete the one against the other for the
trade. The distinct and different rail
road systems each employ on their own
account traveling men, who move from
one line to another to establish busi
ness, solicit business, aud get a proper
share of business in the vicinity of the
line. The testimony on this subject of
the railroad traveling agents stifling
competition is that each agent of the
different roads makes it his business to
sec that the elevator companies on all
other roads do not pay more than the
vist price for wheat. Thus by watching
iach other they compel the elevators on
all roads to adopt ihe list price. The
testimony shows a number ot instances
■where the railroad companies have di
rectly interfered to enforce the list
price. It exhibits many marked in
stances of distinct attempts and
Acts which would naturally follow
from the policy admitted to be the
policy of all the railroad systems of
Minnesota to prevent rate wars by the
adoption or uniform prices throughout
the state. It is said that it will remain
a mystery as to what compensation the
different railroad systems receive from
the great wheat combine in considera
tion of the surrender by these respective
systems of the entire fruits of competi
tion aud the adoption of uniform prices
and weight rates. The moving cause of
this surrender of competition by the dis
tinct railroad companies is alleged to lie
in the fact that the present rates re
ceived by the railroad companies are so
remunerative in their character that it
Is financial policy on the part of each
road to surrender competition in view
of the enhanced freight rates on the
traffic which it receives.
Net Profits Said to Run to Enor-
mints Figures.
The profit of the Pillsbury mills is a
subject which is ventilated. Having
shown that the elevators are enormously
profitable the book next proceeds with
proof of the equally large profits of the
Pillsbury -Wash burn mills. Pillsbury's
testimony before congress, in which he
declared that the millers had paid the
farmers more for wheat than they had
gotten out of the farmers, and that it
was only by the employment of the
highest art in the milling business that
any money was to be made, is contrasted
with the net profits of three concerns
composing the Pillsbury-Washburn
Milling company, limited. This com
pany was formed of the firm of C. A.
I'lllsbury &Co., tiie Palisade and Lin
coln flour mills and the Minueap-
Dlis & Northern Elevator com
pany. Senator Washburn is a part
ner with Pillsbury, and these two
rentlemcn are managing directors in
ihe corporation, which was capitalized
in this country at ?1, 000,000 and floated
in England at ?5,000,000. The figures
show that in 18S5 the net profit of these
three concerns was ? 1,220, 273, and in ISSS
Sl,'. ) flo,B6<>. The least profit that they ever
made in six years was $808,391, except
one year, 18«>n, when they made no profit
at all, but a loss or $ 159,784. The reason
that there was a loss in ISBO is explained
by the fact that the milling and elevator
combine attempted iv that year to cor
ner the wheat market. It was in that
year that the general manager of the
trust wrote to a traveling man that the
latter would probably make more at
something else for that year.but his pay
next year wou'-i be doubled if "we do
not drop all our cUip&on Chicagowheat."
They managed to set the price up to Si. lo.
but it dropped so suddenly from that
(itiuro that Senator Washburn, Pills
bury and all tliose in the combine suc
ceeded in getting out only by the skin
of their teeth. Tne profits of all the
elevator companies given are very
large, and in one case it is shown by
chartered accountants who examined
the Atlantic elevator, in which Senator
Washburn is a large stockholde r, that
for less than a year the profits were
$30,000. Proof is submitted that, al
though for less than a year the profits
were fSO,OOO, the elevator company re
turned its property to the tax collector
of Hennepin county, Minnesota, as
worth only $1,900. The Atlantic Ele
vator company is not only largely owned
and controlled by Senator Washburn,
but is also located on the "Soo" line,
Senator Washburn's roifd.
Testimony Compared With Well-
Known Facts.
The examination of C. A. Pillsbury in
the legislative investigating committee
iv St. Paul in March. 1892, and in the
two houses of congress at substantially
the same time, occupied a great deal of
the reports made by the legislative com
mittee at St. Paul, and also much of the
congressional reports. The three books
which contain that examination have
been taken, and the widely contradict
ory statements of Mr. Pillsbury have all
been brought together and placed side
by side with his^ entirely different rep
resentations made in his letters to the
Paris bank. There is so much of this
matter that it would be unprofitable to
abstract it fully. Here are a tew quota
tions from Mr. Piilsbury's testimony:
Even in their most prosperous years
the elevator companies made only \%
per cent.
If the farmers themselves ar« satis
fied, certainly the elevator interests and
the milling and other interests should
not complain.
1 am one who believes that the legiti
mate selling of wheat should be as free
as the air we breathe, and that it should
not be interfered with in any way.
This latter statement is contrasted
with a letter written b.v Pillsbury's gen
eral manager, in which he says that he
has information that the Farmrrs' Alli
ance is talking of putting upan elevator
at Grand Harbor, one of the points
where Pillsbury has an elevator, and
that he does not know whether the
party addressed can stop it or not, but
advises the person to whom the letter
is sent to see Loucks, who was instru
mental in establishing Farmers' Alliance
elevators, and induce him, by the repre
sentation that there was very little busi
ness at that point and that it was not a
paying one, to abandon the idea of lo
cating an elevator there. Pillsbury's
general manager. Amsden, wrote a
number of letters, in which he con
stantly refened to Pillsbury, saying
that Pillsbury desired this and Pillsbury
desired that, from which the conclusion
is made by the publication that Pills
bury knew of the existence of the com
bine and the means to which his nian
asrer resorted in the effort to deceive the
fanners, destroy competition and bring
about a result which would inure to the
benefit of the railroad companies and be
disadvantageous to the raiser ol grain.
No Prosecution of Those to Whom
Hoicomb Sold.
In the control of the railroad and
warehouse commissioners and its in
spectors and other subordinates by the
wheat combine, the charge is made that
Chief Inspector Clausen, who has re
cently promulgated a new scheme for
grading wheat which he says is eoing
to benefit the fanners, raised the "dock
age" in one case and made first-class
wheat inspect Xo. 2 when there were
any number of buyers doing an inde
pendent business who would have taken
it as No. 1 wheat and would have paid
a price in excess of the price paid by
the combine. The charge is further
made tiiat no prosecution was ever had
of the firms to whom Holcombis alleged
to have sold the wheat which he stole
from the Minneapolis & Northern Ele
vator company. The railroad law of Min
nesota is quoted as providing for the
forfeiture of a ?. r io,ooo bond given by
each elevator "wherever such elevator
mixes any grain of different grades to
gether, or combines different qualities
of the same grade for the purpose of
storing or delivering it, or wherever
such elevator attempts to deliver one
grade for another, or in any way tamper
with the grain with a view to securing
any profit thereby." Holcomb's testi
mony is clearly to the effect that the
officers of the Minneapolis & Northern
Elevator company ordered this done,
and yet it- is shown that the railroad
and warehouse commissioners never
proceeded against the Pilisburys, the
Minneapolis & Northern Elevator com
pany nor anybody else concerned iv the
alleged robbery.
It is asserted that "were the Repub
lican government of Minnesota not
under the control and dominion of the
wheat ring, were it not of the utmost
importance that the ring should have
its aid in successfully evading the con
sequences of its bold and conscience
less disregard of all law aud justice,
were tho leaders of the wheat combine
not pledged to maintain in power the
Republican office-holders, who know
they cannot be elected without this
powerful aid, and were the Republican
parly in earnest in its pretended inter
est in the farmers' welfare, there would
be no difficulty iv breaking up this
audacious combination." It is pointed
out that Mr. lMllabury and Senator
Washburn have grown rich in the wheat
business; that Senator Washburn has a
home iv Minneapolis which cost him
81,000.000; that the Pilisburys' homes
cost well up into thu millions, and that
the list of endowments made by the
PUlsbury family to the University of
Chicago, a school in Minnesota, a library
in New Hampshire and gifts in other
cities aggregated nearly half a million
dollars. It is also pointed out that John
S. Pillsbury. a managing director of the
Pillsbury-Washburn Milling company,
limited, was governor for three terms
in Minnesota, a member of tho stato
senate and occupied otheroffices through
the Republican party; that C. A. Pills
bury was a stato senator for several
terms, and it also is alleged that the
Pilisburys have said that they have all
the money they want, and do not care
lor anytuing now but political honors.
How Fanners Can Bring the Great
Combine to Time.
The plank of the platform of the
Democratic convention of Minnnesota
is quolud. It denounces "the rapacious
and lawless combination which has
growu up iv this state with the conniv
ance ot the Republican legislature be
tween the elevator companies, the mills
and railroads, by which our graiu mar
kets have been monopolized and our
fanners robbed of the fruits of their
hard labors. We reaffirm our belief
that this combination rests upon the
fact that the railroads of this state have
disregarded one of their primary func
tions, the provisions of suitable means
for handling grain, and have given the
same over to the control of private per
sons, and we again declare our belief
that the remedy, simple but efficacious
lies iv the legislature requiring Tne
roads to assume their proper function,
thus giving every station a free aud
open market."
The book points out that the remedy
is with the farmers, merchants, labor
ers and all those who are affected by
the depressing influence of a monopoly
and trust which controls a ueeessary of
life, and that they must vote for that
party which will pledge itself, and ful
fill its pledge, to break up this combina
tion by compelling the railroads to fur
nish facilities direct to the far,tpe.r for
shipping his wheat, without the inter
vention of the elevator companies, to
Whom, as the plank in the Democratic
platfoim says, 15 delegated this func
tion. The book claims that so large are.
the stealings of the combination that if
the farmer could get those stealings in
a fair price paid for his grain he could
then build granaries, and store his
grain himself. Thus favored the wheat
would not go in the visible supply as it
now does through the elevators, and
hence every bushel of wheat held back
would enhance the price of every bushel
. Powerful Campaign Document. -
"That \ye can caicy the state »ii Min
nesota with it I have no doubt what
ever," said ex-Chairman Campbell; en
thusiastically. "It is the most effective
and tremendous campaign document
that has been or will be issued during
this fight, and it is all true, every word
of it. - 1 know myself that the facts are
in no way overdrawn. 1 have know, in
common with everybody else in Minne
sota, that this gigantic wheat ring ex
isted, but we could never get the proof (
of it, until these letters turned up. In
1879 I was a member of the .: Minnesota
legislature, and I discovered then that
the fanners were being robbed by the
brass kettle, or tester, the method of
doing which is fully explained in the
book. 1 also know that the statement
that the agents are directed by the ele
, vator companies to make an average or
steal— that is, to brine their elevators
out ahead— is true. I have been told so
by a number of agents themselves. As
to the effect of the document, it must of
necessity be tremendous. The people
all over Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wash
ington and Oregon have known
that they were beine robbed
by the elevators. They have
been morally certain that there was a
combination between the elevators and
millers, but they could never get proof
of it. Pillsbury and these people have
been fools enough to write letters, and
they have been caught; that is all there
is of it. Now that the truth is out, I
cannot imagine the farmers voting the
Republican ticket. Everybody knows
the Republican party has been deep in
the conspiracy. The people composing
the combine are the Republican party.
The Republican party is the money
party of this country, and that money
comps from these big trusts and com
binations. The farmer has been ground
down in this state to the point where he
cannot bo ground any further. He has
simply been robbed and hoodwinked
and the Republican patty, by
individual members, has done the
robbing as well as hoodwink
ing. They have manipulated legisla
tures, and they have a candidate for
governor in Knute Nelson who will do
their bidding. The farmers will vot?
the Democratic ticket unless they pre
fer to Oh dominated by this erigantic
ring. The Democratic party has made
this issue in its platform squarely, and
we propose to conduct the fight in this
state on that line. We have trot
proof to back up what is stated in
it, and we must carry the state on
the unexaggernted facts in it or let it
remain under Republican rule forever.
The Republicans cannot answer that ar
raignment—it is vouched for by too
many people." Congressman Hall was
of the opinion that the facts were
incontrovertible, and thought the
chances for carrying Minnesota for the
Democrats were assured.
It is said that thero is a great deal
more evidence back of that put out in
the book, which is being reserved when
the Republican machine of Minnesota
attempts to refute the charges, as it
will undoubtedly do.
Death of Mrs. R. H. Hening—
Other Events.
Mrs. R. H. Hening, whose illness was
mentioned in the GLOBE of yesterday,
died early yesterday morning. De->
ceased was in her seventy-third year,
and the only surviving members of the
family are J. C. Hening, of this city,
and Miss Mollie Uening. The remains
were shipped to Springfield, HI., for in
The young ladies who participated in
the Demorest silver medal contest at
the opera house Thursday evening will
speak this evening in the prison chapel.
Other temperance exercises are also on
the programme.
The s*le of reserved seats at the
Grand opera house for the engagement
of Marie Hubert Frohman in "The
Witch" this evening is very large.
The city council meets _ tomorrow
evening. • -
Miss Jennie Ryder, of St. Paul, is a
guest of Miss Mabel Meriam. Miss
Meriam leaves . Wednesday for Am
herst, Mass., to attend college.
The barbers and clothing and dry
goods clerks of the city played a game
of ball at Athletic park, the latter club
winning easily.
FOREIGN finance's:
A Plethora of Money in t lie Cash
Centers of Europe.
London. Sept. 18.— Discount was un
changed during the past week. A Blight rise
would probably have occurred if the Mice
had not been a little stiffened by the weak
ness of German exchange, threatening a
withdrawal of gold to Germany. The
plethoric condition of the money mart is
amply shown by the fact that the run on the
BirMeck bank, /".mounting to £1,500,CD0, and
the uncomfortable feeling arising from the
failures of building societies have not
affected the rate to the extent of l-32d.
The • public, however, appears to . be
thoroughly alarmed in regard to other simi
lar institutions, and many building societies
are having a bad time.deposits being steadily
withdrawn. Inactivity continues ou the
stock} exchange. The settlement showed
lower prices generally, for which the cholera
and want of business are largely responsible.
Good investment securities are still most fa
vored, and British and colonial funds are
much stronger, India sterling loans closed $i
higher. Foreign securities fluctuated during
the week, closing with littie alteration from
previous prices. Italian securities were one
point higher.
Mexicans were V 2 lower on the ru
in or of the raising of a new loan.
Brazilians were 2 higher on the recovery of
exchange on Brazil. English railway securi
ties were generally lower, but there was little
recordable movement. American railroads
were very much depressed, owing to unfa
vorable crop reports and anxiety as to the
effect which . an outbreak of cholera iv
America, here considered nowise impos
sible, would have on railroad tames,
' perhaps even leading to the post -
poucmeut of the world's fair for
a couple of years. The troubles
of two or three brokers connected with the
American market stimulated the downward
movement, and prices declined steadily till
Wednesday, when New York purchases
caused a recovery. This, in turn, was suc
ceeded by further weakness Thursday: but
Friday there occurred a partial recovery,
which was sustained Saturday. Variations
for the week in American railway securities
include the following decreases: Northern
Pacific preferred, 3%; Lake Shore. 3;
Norfolk & Western ordinary, 2V?; Atchi
son mortgage and - Wabasn mortgage
Hi each. Atchison shares, Denver & Kio
Grande preferred and New York, Pennsyl
vania & Ohio first mortgage 1 each: L. & K.
and Missouri, Kansas & Texas, %4 each Cen
tral Pacific shares and Wabash ordinary, V 2
each- St. Paul common, '6V»; New York Cen
tral. 114; Illinois Central, 2; Pennsylvania.
i,i>; Reading, */g. Canadian stocks partoos of
the depression that prevailed in the Amer
ican department. Grand Trunk first de
clined 2Vi for the week; do guaranteed stock.
2; do third preferred. 1, and do second pre
foned, Vi.
The securities of the Mexican railway re
mained still in bad favor and firsts declined
!}ii for the week,'6ecoud6 is* and ordinary 1.
A rgentines were in better demand. Buenos
Ayres and liosario gained four points.
Paris, Sept. 18.— On the bou se during the
past wees business was restric cd. Interna
tional stocks were weak, aud there were frac
tional declines. Bank of France shares were
largely ofiered, and foil IK) francs. Bank of
Paris declined 12V2 francs. Railway securi
ties were strong, and there was a general
rise of from 5 to 20 francs. Suez Canal shares,
which are still adversely affected, closed lU4
lower. Rio Tiutos fell 4 francs.
Berlin, Sept. Business on the boerse
during th' pan week was fairly steady. In
ternational stocks were slightly lower. The
final quotations include Hungarian gold
, rentes, 95.70; Deutsche bank, 162.10; Boch
umer, 141; short exchange on London,
2O.ii*>Mt; long exchange on London, 20.31%.
Frankfort, Sept. 18.— On the boerse dur-
Ing the past week prices were firm, but little
business was transacted. Hungarian gold
rentes closed at 95.50; Austrieu credit at 266
aud ebon exchange ou London at 30.37.
Terrible Temptation.
Chicago News.
In order to learn just what a person's
real nature is we must take him una
As my wife and I were sitting in our
curtained window last Sunday we saw
that a nail in the walk had worked up
until it stood au Inch or two above the
The first person to call our attention
to the nail was Deacon Skinner,
who enjoys the reputation of
being a very pious man. His left foot
hit the nail. 1 don't know that he has
corns, but 1 think he has. For a mo
ment he held his foot in his hand, as
though he felt sure it was trying to get
away from him, and he made several
remarks that led us to believe that the
deacon does not keep his thoughts on
ice. His reputation for piety doesn't
go in our house any more.
Miss Primula Whitesides, who was
returning from the mission Sunday
school wherein she teaches a class, was
the next person whose foot found the
nail. A hard look overspread her usu
ally angel-like face, but she spake never
a word. We were about to conclude
that she was indeed possessed of a
Christian spirit when she met Mr.
O'Toole's pet pug dog on the walk. If
Miss Primula isn't the champion foot
ball player of tho world it isn't because
she can't kickjiard enough. The dog,
who is a real spry traveler, had reached
home again by the next morning, but
lie walked with a wobble aud seemed
to be somtwhat the worse for his
Jenkins' boy, who wears Lord Faunt
leroy curls, and whom we had always
respected, came tripping by presently.
He found the nail and struck heavily
against the tree. Young Wessle, a
sickly child with curvature of the spine,
who lives next door to us, sat on the
front steps of his home. He laughed
just a little bit at young Jenkins' mis
hap. That's where he made a great
mistake, for the latter was reducing
him to a pulpy condition at a rapid rate
when the hired girl, who was just start
ing to a sacred picnic, drove him off.
We have learned that a boy may wear
goody-goody angel curls and jet have a
heart as tough as the sole of a rubber
Presently Mrs. Waddle's son came
running along with a tin pail in his
hand. Mrs. Waddle makes a lot of ice
cieam aimost every Suuday.and usually
sends us a pint or sn. That was what
was in the pail when the boy's toe
struck the nail and sent him into a heap
with the ice cream spilt in the midst of
him. The sieht was a very trying and
att'ec ngont' to us. My wife, Lucy, ex
ciaimed: "Goodness precious, lleriry, it
will never do to have a n.til iv our walk
like that!" And 1 said: "Oh, L, no"—
"JL" stands for Lucy— and. notwith
standing it was Sunday, I went out and
hammered the nail well into the plank.
Building Permits.
The following building permits were issued
Saturday: •
E J Day, 2-story frame dwelling, Lafond
st, between M Albnius and Grotto $I,. r )00
L Harteau, repairs to Ity2-story frame
dwelling, Miuuebnha, between Forest
and Cypress 1,000
Enward Volkmier. 2-story frame dwell
ing, between Hall and Uoft' ay 2,000
Six minor 8.100
Total, nine permits $I'J,COU
The tramp prefers the ties because he
can get through without change.—Bing
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tion, Depression, Indigestion, and General
That Bearing-down feeling, causing pain,
weight, and backache, is instantly relieved and
permanently cured by its use.
It will under all circumstances act in perfect .
harmony with the laws that govern the female
For the cure of Kidney Complaints and
backache in either sex it is unequalled.
An illustrated book, entitled " Guide to Health
and Etiquette," by Mrs. Pinkharn, is of great
value to Indies. It contains over 90 pages of
most Important information which every woman
should know . about herself, mailed free on
receipt of 2 two-cent stamps. •
fv>-r>^\>^'k/-\yvv'>^Ny\/vi"> All druggists sell the
C Lydia E. Pinkham' S 5 Vegetable Compound,
< c Liver Pills, 25c. , /or sent by mail, In form
( n n-,t n „ >of Pills or Lozenjcs,
> Cure Biliousness. Constl- < on ' t°ofßT.OO.'
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< By mail, or of druggists. S answered. 9
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: Keep cool ! The plague can't reach you if
you do the right thins at the right time.
Cholera takes hold and runs its deadly
career only when the secretions are faulty
and when the membranes of the stomach
and bowels are diseased.
See that they are healthy and perfect. Put
the liver to natural work. This assures di
gestion and nutrition. Avoid unripe fruits
and unwholesome meats. Cook everything,
even water. Clean off the membranes of
stomach and bowels at once with.
Dr. Stack's Mandrake Pills.
They carry away all disease germs and all
poisonous matter. They assure perfectly
healthy and natural secretions. They turu
the liver to the account of digestion a"nd nu
trition quickly, safely, thoroughly. Keep
head cool, feet warm, skin clean.
have been tested "in many a Cholera epi
demic. They do for the
just what sanitary science says should be
done with drains, closets, rooms and the
outer person. They Clean and purify, the
inner house and put the alimentary channels
in perfect order.
Avoid stimulants. Clear their effects out
of the system at once with the MANDRAKE
PILLS. Put the alimentary channels in or
. der, and bid defiance to Cholera.
In Cholera epidemics, and -all others in
volving the liver, stomach and bowels, more '
cases of prevention and cure stand 10 the
credit of Dr. Schenck's Mandrake Pills than
O any otli3r' agency or romady.
TON'S ADDITION— Office of the Board. of
Public Works, City of St. Paul, -Minn.. Sept.
14. 1892.— bids will be received by the
Board of Public Works in ana for the cor
poration of the City of St, Paul, Minnesota,
at their office in - said city, until 12 m. on the
»'6th day of September, A. D. 1592. for grading
the alley in Daily and Berrisford's subdivis
ion of block O.i, Lynian Dayton's adukiou,
in said city, according to plans and speci
fications on file in the oSicc of said Board.
A bond with at least two (2) -sureties, In a
sum of at least twenty (3 ) per eeut, or a cer
tified check on a bank of St. Paul .in a sum
of at least ten- (10) .per cent of the gross
nuiouit bid must accompany each bid. Said
check shall be rnudc payat 'c to the Clerk of.
said Board.
The said Board reserves *.he right to reject
any and all bids.
B. L. GORMAN, President.
Official: J. T. Kkkkkk.
Clerk Board of Public Works.
Proceedings Board of Fire Com'
Regular fleeting.
Office Board of Fire Commishiokbrs, >
St. Paul, Sent, lit, 1892. f
The Board of Fire Commissioners of the
City of St. Paul met at 3:^o o'clock p. m.
Present— Commissioners Preudergast, Free
man, Milsch and Air. President— J.
Absent— Commissioner MWtin.
On motion, the reading of the minutes of
, the previous meeting was dispensed with.
From the Gam well Fire Alarm Telegraph
Company, relating to suit brought by Moses
G. Crane for infringement of patent on Ore
alarm apparatus. Accepted and referred to
the Corporation Attorney.
From The Northwestern Telephone Ex
change Company, asking to reconstruct cer
tain tire alarm iiues for the purpose of con
solidating telephone and tire alarm lines. Ou
motion, the Bourd voted not to grant the re
From Henry A. Hills. Secretary National
Association of Fire Engineers, extending in
vitation to the Chief Kngiueer to attend an
nnal convention, which will be held at Louis
ville, Ky., Oct. 4. 1594 On motion, invitation
. was accepted, aud ihe Chief granted leave of
'absence to attend the convention.
From the Chief Engineer, reporting, that
under instructions- he nad sent an engine,'
hose wagon, ana 1,4)0 feet of hose, with, a
detail of seven .men. to the fair gouuds for
duty during fair season. The following hose
burst since last report: One section of ' Eu
reka, date of service April, 1888; one sec
tion of Victor, date of service August, 1890.
Both sections have been repaiicd. Attention
is also called to the number of false alarms
being received. These alarms were scut in
by some one who is familiar with the work
ings of the fire-alarm boxes, and who must
be in possession of three keys in order to do
the work. : One key opens the box, and as
the alarm goes in this key is fastened in so
that it must stay until one of the Chiefs or Su
perintendent of Fire Alarm comes and releases
it with a release key. These release keys are
only used by the Chiefs and Superintendent
of Fire Alarm there is another key which is
also kept by these officers: that is, a key to
the i::tide box: with the inside box open one
can send in an alarm from any other box in
tha city. These false alarms have been Font in
in several cases from a box more than a mile
distant from: the box the number of which
came in, so that there can be no doubt that
some one is in possession of these two pri
vate keys. Report accepted and adopted,
and the Secretary was instructed to commu
nicate with Chief of Police A. Garvin. cull
ing his attention to the matter of (sending in
false alarms, and asking that police officers
be instructed to be ou the look-out for of
The Superintendent of Fire Alarm re
ported the Minneapolis telephone connec
tion had been completed. The Birge device
for opening engine house doors had been
placed on Engine House No. 5 and Chemical
House No. 6. Several of our telephone instru
ments aie worn out, and recommends that six
new magnets be purchased. All lines are in
good working order. Keport was accepted,
adopted and recommendations concurred in.
The reports of Master -Mechanic.Veterinary
Surgeon and company officers ou inspection
of buildings presented aud ordered placed on
■ The following bids for furnishing depart
ment with coal for one year were opened and
read :
Northwestern Fuel Company— Per Ton
Toughiogheuy ; $5 00
Mansfield..... 5 00
Cumberland 7 25
Egg "8 K5
Stove ..8 85
Grate 8 CO
C. O. Lewis Coal Company — • ■
Yansfield or Youghiogheny 5 00
Cumberland..... 7 25
Egir, stove or nut 8 85
:. The St. Paul aud Western Coal Company—
■ Per Ton
, Mansfield or Youghiogheny ;' 5 00
Cumberland.. 7 25
Jim, stove and uut ........' 8 85
James Lleary—
400 tons of euir, stove or nut 8 85
100 tons of Mansfield... 5 00
.-15 to 15 tons of Cumberland....... .. 725
- Edward Corning—
Lackawanna 8 85
Mansfield 5 00
Cumberland v 7 25
Illinois ..:..., 3 50
• hluiuud & Carlson— ■
Mansfield 5 0C
'.YonKhiogheuy : 5 00
.Cumberland 7 00
Egn. stove, grate and chestnut 8 85!
, Grigga Bros. —
llausheld and Youghiogheny 5 00
-Cumberland 7 2.)
Anthracite ;. , BSS
■ ■ On motion the board awarded the contract
to 1 the Northwestern Fuel Company. The
/following bills, being in due form and pro
perly approved, were presented: C. C. Berk
"man & Sons, $190.66: Chester Tank Line.
C 0.3); Georcre Siilsch, SI 1.90; A. Bosdt£
heuner, S">:itvr; Geo. A. Dougher, 524 O-.i; N.
W. Telephone Exchange Company. Sii.oO;
St. Paul Brass Works, $9 0?; Donah" son, Og
dcu & Co., S^- 75; Norm western Fiu-i com
pany, S'llS.iiO; \Ym. F. Gurnsey., $:','• 0k Am
erican Engine Company, 938.85; Vacuum}"
Oil Company, $22.50; C. W. Uackctt Hard
ware' Company. £14.49; D. .i : Bell
54.60; 11. 'L. Polk & Co, $5.0;
St. Paul Foundry Company, £".:>•>: Nicola
& Dean, £35. 51; Charles Friend & Son,
515. 40; (Jriggs Bros.. £213.60: Noves bros. &
Cutler, 5 -U - - 1 : Maendler Bros.. $1.70; C. n.
Besley iV Co.. ST.iiO: ICyan Drug Company,
$90.22; total, $1,415.57.
On motion allowed and referred to the
Comptroller by the following vote:
Yeas— Commissioners Prendergast, Free
man, Mit&cb and Mr. President— 4.
Nays — None,
Reuben Washes, President.
' \Tm. O'Ootvman. Secretary. < *> \
— Office of the Board of Public Works, City
of St. Paul. Minn., Sept. 17, IS9- I.—The1 .— The Board
of Public Works in and for the corporation
of the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, will meet
at their ofliee in said city at 2p. m. on the
6th day of October, A. D. ISK, to make
an assessment of benefits, damages, costs
and expenses arising from the opening of
an alley In block 28, St. Paul proper, iv said
city, on the property on the li no of said im
provement and deemed benefited or dam
aged thereby.
The land necessary to be condemned and
taken for said opening is described as fol
lows, to wit: Commencing at the intersec
tion of the center lines of Fourth and Wa
couta streets; thence southerly along the cen
ter line of Wacoula street 129.81 feet: thence by
a deflection of 90 ueg. 13 miv. to the right 30
feet to point of beginning: thence, without
change of direction, 170 feet; thenco by a
deflection of 90 deg. 13 mm. to the left 61 feet:
thence by a deflection of 89 deg. 47 mm. to
the left 170 feet; thence by a deflection of 90
deg. 13 miv. to the left 12 feet; thence by a de
flection of 89 dec. 4? mm. to the left 130 feet:
thence by a deflection of 69 deg. 47 mm. to
the right 34 feet; thence by a deflection of
00 deg. 13 mm. to the right 130 feet; thence by
a deflection of OO.deg. 13 mm. to the left 15
feat to point of beginning; all being iv block
28, St. Paul Proper.
— All persons interested are hereby notified
to be present at said time and place of mak
ing said assessment, and will be heard.
R. L. GORMAN, President.
Official: J. T. Kerker,
ClerK Board of Public Works.
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' ~)R. 3RINLEY, Minneapolis, Minn.
On Chicago 'Change All the
Cereals Were Very
Chicago, Sept. — The scalping crowd
practically all Running for one man—Leo
pold Bloom— was the spectacle afforded to
day on 'change They were working on the
theory that the !V>G.O 0 bn or 600,000 bu bought
yeittrday by Ramsey Lightuer for Bloom
were almost sure to come upon the market if
it remained weak, und they were inclined so
confident were they, to participate, and help
the realization of "their belief. The scalpers
were not quite certain whether 300,1)00 bu or
so or wheat, which came through Counscl
m 11-Day, was or was not part of the Bloom
line they had been looking for.
"Aside from the Bloom episode, all the mar
ki s were Very dull, and prices tonight were
at *he bottom figures of the aay. . The do
dines amounted to Vac in wheat, *ie >n corn;
oats, from V3C to Use: pork, itic; lard, 'i.'sc
for January, and ribs, for the same month, if.
The feeling in the whoa', was in sharp con
trast with the temper which prevailed at the
close yesterday. Then there was a good de
mandand an appearance of strength ; today
there was little inquiry, free selling and ex
treme weakness.' Cables were easy, domestic
markets weak, the weather fine, the cholera
panic still on to a certain extent, the receipts
in excess of expectations and the experts
for the week comparatively light. The esti
mates of Beerbohm telegraphed yesterday
that the world's wheat supply was 18.000.000
bushels in excess of its wants also tended to
discourage holders. The longs began to
liquidate, and as there was no demand prices
were steadily reduced, and showed very little
rallying power.
As the wheat traders have in some measure
been depending ' upon damage to corn to
help tho price of their specialty, the ab
sence of further frost was a weakening factor
regarding wheat as well as corn. Heavy
local receipts also continued, as they hay
for gome time back, to exercise a dispiriting
influence. ,
■ It was a scalping market in corn most of
the session. It was largely a local market
also, as the country was doing but little ex-}
cept sending in conflicting reports on the.
damage done by recent frosts. A few of the j
■ private wire houses had bullish news. One
special correspondent wired that the frost oi i
the 14th did great damage to corn on the line !
of the Northwestern railroad through Ne- (
braska, and advised grain men to take a trip
and see for themselves. Other private ad
vices were equally bearish, saying that the
frost did no damage, and that with the better
weather indicated for the rest of the month
the crop is as good as saved. The Prime
comment was a little mixed. It reported
little damage, but *aid*that any hard frost in
September will give a great quantity of soft
corn. The movement continues heavy to this
market. , . „
The oats market was narrow and dull,
ruliiiK weak through sympathy with corn.
There was considerable changing from Oc
tober to May at 3%C difference.
The provision trade was a tame affair, with
the market weak in sympathy .with corn and
inthien.-ed by the fine weather. Wright was
reverted to be doing what he could to sup
poit price with the packing int-rests for
the most part apparently inclined to take a
different view. • * t, ,
Freiguts were rather quiet. Rates to ant
falo remained at 21.2 c for wheat and 214 c for
cm. Monday's estimated receipts are: aw
e*rs of wheat. 460 cats of coin, 300 cars 01
o -is ami :; ',000 hogs The receipts estimated
for liw for lha entire week are U5.000 head.
The lending futures ranged as follows:
Open- High- Low- Clos-
Articles. ing. est. eat, ing.
?&SSs£f : «i ™n, &
Octcber .. 73 7:5 '-'M '-'«
December! ... 75% 75% 75i* 75V8-*
September ... 47 «% W* 46*.
October 47% 47* 4<i* 4«U
May.. ........ SOTS 51 SuVi W-%
N September.... 83% 33* 33U a**
October .. ™* 33% 33% 33>>.
■May. ..::... 37% 37%-% 37-37*8 37%
M October~' .... 10 10 10 10 10 05 10 05
January . '. . . . 11 82% 11 82% 11 75 11 771*
L October I 7 40 740 735 740
January Xv!.: « XVi 6 72% 6 67% 6 07^
s°eptem l?eT.. J 7 62% 7 62% 7 62% 7 63%
October ..I 7 VZ\* 765 7 62% 7to
January '.'. '. . . . '5 10 UlO 607 6 07V 2
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
quiet; no special changes. Wheat— -No. 2
■ winter 72c; No. 3 Bprfng, W%@S7c;No'2
red 72c Corn-No. 2. 4t>3^c. Oats-No 2,
33ttc: No. 2 white, 33%@34%c; >o. 3 white,
32®33c: No. 2, 55% c. Barley— 2, 6,c;
No 3 f o b., 4.'®st%c; No. 4. f. o. b., 36®
4Sc Fiaxseed-No. l. «1.05 M.©1.08. ■■ Tim
othy Seed-Prime. 51.70. Mess Pork -Per
bbi: $10 [email protected] r IU. Lard-Per 100 lbs, |7.37^
©7.40. Short kibs-Sides (loose), S-.oo®
7tis Dry salted shoulders boxed ).»«>.»
C9O Short clear fides (boxed), S<. l J;((i».
WhisKy— Distillers' finished good-?, per gal.
$1 15 ' Sugars-Cut loaf, [email protected]%c; grauula ed,
standard "A." 5Uc. Corn— No. 3, 43c.
Receipts-Flour. 13.00U lbs; wheat. 258,000
bu- corn, 223,000 bu; oats. 34G.0W bu; rye,
li.COO bu; barley, 5,000 bu.
icnmon^^ >»
At (iFerOeut "Oil or Before.
New Pioneer Press Bulldin?. St. PauL
Keeve Building, Miuuenpolis. .
Dultitli Wheat.
Scecial to the Globe.
Drir-TH Sept. 17.— Today's market was
auiet'as far as wheat was concerned, and the
BossiD was confined almost exclusively to
corn Wheat opened about %c lower than
ve^terdav's close, with ft good trading early
fa car-load lots and December. - Everything
else was neglected. The latter part of the
sessionwas characterized by dullness, there
bein° no great disposition to trade, while
pr ?e°s declined steadily. The stocks will In
crease about 6.oWo,uuubu for the week. The
cToMwasat prices U©»4C lower than yester
d^o aS l SSdTou track. 74c; cash 73^c; Sep
tember. We; December, 75% c; M«y.^BH*o:
No. 1 northern, on track 72c; cash, i«ic bid;
September. 71% c; December. 73'Acbid; May,
79Vic bid; No. 2 northern, cash, IhjV»o bid:
No 3. cash, We bid; rejected, cash 49^c.
* Cars Inspected— Wheat-No. 1 hard, 57; No.
i northern 231; No. 2 northern, 90; No. 3
BpEl™ rejected, 3; no grade. 48. Rye, 2.
T Receipts- Wheat' 235,327 bu; flour, 10.71 f
b Shipments-Wheat. 3.510 bu; flour, 2,747
b Cars on Track-St. Paul & Duluth, 17;
Northern Pacific. 186;- Great Northern. 185;
Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, 2.
Total. 420. . ■■
Hew York Produce.
New York. Sept. 17.-Flour-Receipts, 39.
--205 pk s; exports. 10,912 bbls, I*s sacks;
dull and steady, sales, fi.loo bbls: low extras.
<L*fil3- winter wheat low grades, S-©i; lair to
fancy, S3<£4: patents. $4. 15©4.'0; Minnesota
clear. ?3©a.50; straights, [email protected]: patents
*4 ;j.T74 To i rye mixtures, 53Q3.30. Cornmeal
ouioT steady; yellow Western, [email protected]
Wbeat-Kecelpts. 2M.750 bu : exports, none;
sales 870,000 bu futures, 2.1.000 bu spot;
spots dull ; No. 2 red. 7bc store and elevator.
7&o afloat, 78«[email protected] Vic f. a, b.;^o. a
red 72'-«c; ungraded red, 63<3?8Vic:
No 1 northern, 85c; No. 1 hard, S8
cen't3- 'No. 2 • uorthcrn, SIVj cents;
2 Chicago 8-JVic; No. • 2 Milwaukee; -. 78©
78Wc; :5- spring, 76c; options were very
"dull-Wtttc lower,. with business entiiely
local": No 2 red, . September. 76c: October.
78".it(&7(fC. closing at .7S7fcc; November, SOU©
80* c, closing at 60Uc; December. 8015-11-©
82 We. closiutr atb^c; May, 87ftfJ»*fcC. clos
inK at 87%0 Rye nominal; Western. 64©b.c.
O«in-Rcceiptß, 30.700 bu; exports, 121,000
sales, 390.000 bu futures. 2<>.000 bu spot; snots
quiet, weaker; No. 2, [email protected] elevator, 55Vj
@s*i£ic afloat; ungraded mixed, .",.", "tic : op"
lions are %@>^c lower with the West and
realizing; trading local; September. 54S<@
55e. closing at 5454 c; October. f.4%@550, closi
ng at 54% c; November, s'vißr^rxjc, closing at
55% c; December, r>f.3h*!asi.^c,closing at 5SS^c ;
May. 57c. Oats— Receipts, 81,900 bu: exports,
120 bu; sales, 85,030 bu futures, 65.000 bu
spot; spot market dull, firm; options quiet,
weaker; September, U7^c: October, 3£@:iß>,'s<c.
closing at 3»c; November. ■ :>v^j,&:>«Vtc, clos
ing at 3'Ji,(ic: December. 40% c; mixed West
ern. 37i,5 We; white Western. [email protected];
No. 2 Chicago, 38Vr<t£J$ l Hay quiet, ship
ping, 6:@7oc; good to choice. [email protected]!Xic, Iloj-s
dull, weak; state, common *to choice, lfc®
2*.'c; Pacific coast. [email protected] Coffee— Options
opened firm at "i(jj>ts points up, closing tirm,
li*i® < 20 points up; sales. 10,750 bags, including:
September, 13.9.".c: October. [email protected];
November, 13."> 3.70c; December, 13.5®
13.55 c: January, 13.50c :spot Rio quiet, steady;
No. 7, 14^[email protected] Sugar— firm, quiet;
I fair refining, iffi/i^c ; centrifugals. 96-test,
11-l(jc; refined firja, good demand.
Molasses— Foreinu nominal; 150-test. Hie;
New Orleans dull, steady; common to fancy,
[email protected] Rice active, firm: domestic fair to
, extra, 4V«<2>Gc; Japan, £@5Uc Petroleum
! dull, steady; crude, in barrels, Parker's,
$:>.. if); do in bulk. g.1.05; United, no sales; re
fined, $8.10; Philadelphia and Baltimore.
16.05; do In bulk, [email protected] Cottonseed
I oil dull, steady; crude, 28®29c: yellow, 30Vac.
Tallow quiet, steady; city <$.' for packages), 1
4'.2©4y-iDC. Rosin fair "demand: strained. .
common to good, Sl. '-'(©.l 271*. Tur
pentine quiet, firm at 20iv33?'c. Eggs
quiet, steady; Western prime. 21i*>@".''2c;
Western poor, per case, [email protected] Hides stead}-,
quiet; wet halted New Orleans, selected. 4."i(a
50 lbs, s®7c: Texan*, selected, .v::<ftt>o lbs, , B (fs
7c. Pork dull, steady : old mess, [email protected];
new mess, [email protected]; extra prime, $12. Cat
meats quiet; pickled bellies, s^^c; pick
led shoulders, ISlb®6%c; pickled hams, lfVi©
lie. Middles quiet; |»hon clear, SB.4J«-.>.
Lard dull, nominal; Western steam -closed
at $7.70; September closed fit s7.6B bid; Oc
tober. 57. 05 asked. Butter-Light demand,
steady: Western dairy. [email protected]; {Western
creamery, 17©2.U;>c; Western factory, u^®
17c: Elgin, [email protected]£c.' cheese steady, unset
tled: part skims. 3<&7c. Pig iron dull, steaay;
American. [email protected]">. 50. copper quiet, weak;
lake, [email protected] Lead dull, steady; domes
tic. $4.0.'@4.10. Tin steady; straits, J:[email protected]
20.30; plates quiet, stead}-. ;"
Liverpool diruin.
Liverpool, . Sept. 17.— heat steady: de
mand poor; holders offer moderately." Corn
steady: demand r-oor; mixed Western, 4s
. I ted per cental: Lard— Prime Western. 37s
I per cwt. Common rosin, 3s 7^2U per cwt.
piIIAS. is. LKWIS A.- CO.. Commission
v> Merchants and Stock Biokers, No. 2 Gil
fllliui Block, St. Paul: 2 and 3 Chamber of
■ Commerce, Minneapolis. Grain, provisions
and stock bought and sold for cash or on '
margins. Special attention given to out-of
town orders.
New York.
New York. Sept. 17.— The operations in
Wall street today reflected only the clearing
up of accounts over the end of the week, j
and indicate that many operators who have. I
been successful on the short side have either i
covered their contracts and withdrawn from
the market or have taken the long side for a
Many professionals who have been promi- !
nent in the decline were conspicuous in bid- |
ding stocks up, but ttie forces at present are
so ev;uly balanced that there was very little
progress made in cither direction.'' though the
continued covering of shorts gave the mar
ket a firm appearance, and the final changes
were generally small gains. To this result
the bank s.atement contributed materially,
as it was the tirtt one in many weeks which
showed a gain in the surplus reserve, and,
even though this was accomplished by a
heavy withdrawal of deposits, supplemented
by a decrease 111 loans nearly as great, the
feeling in Wall street is that there is more
money to loan on stock collateral, and a dis
tinctly easier tone was noted in the money
market 'I he strong features were the in
dustrials, especially Gas and Cordage, the
first-named being specially active. No other
feature marked the dealings and the close
was quiet and firm at about the best figures
of the day.
. The Post says: Today's brief stock mar
ket revealed scarcely a trace of the "cholera
scare" which - has been shaking the Wall
street firmament since Wednesday. Stock
speculators who are playing at fright can
keep the game up longer*, than real, uneasi
ness can last, but even the presence of the
error grows wearisome after a time. The
history of tho last three days ought to be
useful in opening the eyes of philosophers
who look to Wall street as a mirror of finan
cial conditions. No careful observer doubts
that the influence of the European epidemic
on general trade and finance will be
depressing in many ways. Such results
might have been, and were predicted,
with the progress of the plague, two months
or more ago. But to take this week's con
vulsion in prices seriously as the reflection
of anything but ventures of more or less un
scrupulous traders would be to show great
lack of insight into Wall street's eccentrici
ties. The market today was as calm as if
cholera had never been heard of. Prices
changed little, the changes being, as was
natural, chiefly in an upward direction.
The Total Sales Stock*
today were 134,504 including :
Atchison 7,730 N. Pacific pfd... 8,050
Chicago Gas 13,5)20 New England... 3,150
Erie 2;550 Reading 16,140 I
Louis. & Nash-.. 2.200 St. Paul 11.550
Missouri Pacific. 4,200 Western Union.. 4,608
Northwestern ... 2,610
Stocks— < 'lo»i cur*
Atrbibon •Jti Nat. Cordage pfd. lit!
Adams Express.. l 46 I N. J. Central... 1274& 1
Alton & Terre H. 3) Norfolk &W. pfd ;'.7^ '
dopfd 150 ! North Am. Co 12V2
American Ex... 119 i Northern Pacific. ISV2
Haiti. & Ohio ... I'llil dopfd f.lig
Canud'u Pacific. 85* U. P., !).*& Gulf.. 17
Can. Southern... 551/2 Northwestern 11314
Central Pacific... £814 dopfd 140
Ches. &Ohio 2l*4'N. Y. Central 108
Chicago & A1t0n. 146 N. Y. it N. Eng 34%
C, B. &II 05 V2 Out. & Western.. 16%
Chicago Gas..'... SOis Oregon Imp 20
Consul. Gas 115 Oregon Nay . 71
C, C. C. & St. L.. Oil's O. S. L. & IT. N.. 21^
Colo. Coal i Iron 3C<s Pacific Mai1...... 31
Cotton Oil Cert's. 42 [P..D. & E 18
Del. & Hudson •Pittsburg ::..155
Del.. L. & W 151 i Pullman. P. Car.lai
D. R.O. pfd... 4714 Reading 55%
JDistiliers' A C.F. Richmond Ter. . . 8%
East Tennessee.. 4 dopfd 37
Eric 2512 Rio G. Western. .. 34
dopfd Cl do pfd.. 09
Fort Wayne 152 Rock Island 7ii
Great Nor. pfd... 137 *st.L.<feS.F.lstpfd 75 '
IChi.&E.lll.pfd. 97 St. Paul 77%
Hocking Valley.. 314 +do pfd ..124V5
Illinois Central.. it-1,2 St. Paul <& Omaha. 4*1,4
St Panl Dululh 40i» dopd 117 i/ 2
Kan. Tex. pfd. 2514 Southern Pacific. :i5
Lake Erie & \W./221j Sugar Refinery. ..106%
dopfd 74~s Term. C. & 1 32
Lake Shore.. ....12634 Texas Pacific HVt
Lead Trust. ..... 4t'Vj tToi.&O Cen. pfd 80
Louisville & N... Union Pacific 37Va
Louisville &N. A. 231,2 U.S. Express ... 57
Manhattan Con.. Wab., St. L. & P. 1014
♦ Memphis &Chas 50 I dopfd.. 'ZAVi
Mich. Central. 103 Weils-Fargo Exp.l43
Missouri Pacific. . 5t% Western. Union. .. 05%
Mobile& 0hi0... 35 Wheeling*: L. E. 25^
Nashville & Chat C4_ dopfd.... C3Bs
Nat. Cordage 131 IMpls. & St. Louis. 16
*Bid. tAEked. JExdiv. ■:; '■ '
Government and State Bonds. -
. Government bo"uds dull and steady.
State bonds entirely neglected.
U. S. Reg 114 M. K. &. T. G. ss. 45V2
do4scoup ..:.*. 115 *Mutul Union 03.110
*do2s r0g......100 N. J. C. int. cert. lll
♦Pacific 6s of '95.107 N. Pacific lsts.". . .HGVi
La. stamped 45. .. 01 do 2d5..........ji4
Term. new set. Cs.l'JD . N. W. consols.... 137%
do 5s .. . .. mo +do deb. 55.-. 103
d 035. ........... 74 St. L. &I. M.O. ss. 85
Can. South. 2dd..loUi 'at. L. & S.F.G.MIOGW
Cen. Pacific Ibts.. 106 St. Paul consols 127L-2
*D. &H. G. lsts. Ill) *St.P.. C. & P.lsts'.ll!3
+do4B 84 T.P. L. G. T.R . 52*4
R. G. West. Is is.. 79 T. P. IX. G. T. X.. 30%
Erie2ds..:. 104 Union Pac. lsts .106%
M. K. & T. G. 65.. 79V2 West Shore.... ..102$>
♦Bid. . Asked. . ~ ~~~"
Chicago. Sept. 17.— New York exchange"
sold at S r JC discount. .Money firm; 0 per cent
on call. 6 per cent on time."
New York, Sept. 17.— Money on call easy
at [email protected] per cent; last loan 3 per cent, closed
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n!Fnor d -i a L 3 ,. per ceut - Prlme mercantile
paper, ;>u»@6i 2 per cent. Sterling exchange
22d«f rti*^* **■¥* for sixty-day bills, '
aim $4.6* for demand. , * ■"•
Xcw York mining Stocks— West.
i Cholor •,;•-• &> &'' Plymouth .......jo 65
i Crown Point v £ Sierra Nevaaai on
Con. Cal. & Va... 3 36 ♦ Standard.... ' ' 200
♦Dead wood 2no Union Con . . ....'. 145
li, 'o W- Curr >"-- J 6<J Yellow Jacket. . . go
gale & Norcross. 1 50 Iron Silver ... 60
"restate 14 00 Quicksilver . ] 300
Mexican.. ISO do pfd 17 00
opn"" 0 ::::::::::^ £ Bulw ' r ::: - »
*Asked ' : — ■"
San Francisco Mining Shares.
Bc«4 Belcher/.: l 00 BSSS?:"-^."" 2 « '
" o<1 f Cou 40|Potosi 95
Chollar lOOSavage 125
Con. CaL & Va... a 40 sierra Nevada... 2 00
Crown Point 1 1?, Union Con 105
hurekn Con 2 0) Utah m
g°£i* Ulurr — 1 if. Velio Jacket" 80
"rexictn. 0 !"? 83 -: f W <tßeen " 15
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, Sept. 17.-The weekly bank
-statement shows the following changes:
SfISJTE}. mcr <? a! 897.600: loans, decrease,
»o.w.i,'joo; specie, decrease, $S«rsooo- legal
tenders decrease. 51,100. 4U0; deposits, de
crease. $8,292,000; circulation, increase, $70.
--•2jo. The banks now hold $4,879,575 in ex«
cess ot the 25 per cent rule.
Chamber or Commerce.
The wheat markets were easy, partly in
sympathy with a decline in corn and partly
due to' the situation in New York and
abroad. Cables were very quiet, but with a
fair demand in Liverpool. Paris reported
French murkets steady. New York reported
that the stored supplies increased 345,
--000 bu of No. 2 red. making 750.000 bu for tho
last three days. Exports for the week were
8,384.000 bu, against 3.065,000 bu last week, ac
cording to Bradstreet's. The markets were
generally dull Wheat closed as follow*:
No. I Hard— On track, 73c. No. 1 Northern-
September, 70i,«c; December, 70% c; May,
77c; on track, 71c. No. 2 Northeru^-On
truck. 64®8(ic. ■
Receipts. 7so bbls; shipments, 36.951
bbls. quoted at [email protected] for first patents;
53.50<&4. 10 for second patents; 53.15©3.40 for
fancy and export bakers' ; 51.2C<&2.15 for low
grade* In bags, including red dog. Flour li
, very quiet.
j Corn— Receipts, 4,200 bu: shipments, 7,950
i bu; corn is strong at 4:iC?.4lc for No. 3.
Barley— Receipts, 10,740 bu; shipments,
1,140 bi:. Barley is strong and active at 38®
su'.'2O for choice.
Receipts. 11,640 bu: shipments, 5,550
bu, quoted at [email protected]"#c for No. 3 white and
new. [email protected] for No. 2 and No. 3 oats.
Flax— Flax sales are based less freight on
ilic Chicago market. Chicago llax closed at
! Si 08.
I Rye— Receipts. 540.bu; shipments, 1,800 bu;
i whs quoted nominally at 4'J(<&r>4c for No.
; 2, f. o. b. The demand appears to be fairly
1 good at present prices.
Feed— Millers held at 517.2."(&17.75 per ton
I less than car lot?. 5J7.7i®18.25; with corn
I meal at [email protected] per ton.
Receipts, 127 tons; shipments, none.
Receipts were somewhat larger today, but
dealers report the market steady '. at quota
tions. We quote upland hay at $8. 50<&y, and
new timothy nominally at $8.5C<&10 per ton.
The demand is reported to be fair "for the
Some Sample Sales— 1 hard, 1 car, 77c
No. 1 northern, 1 car, 71^c; No. 1 northern,
1 car. old, 74c; No. 1 northern, 8 cars, new,
71V2C: No. 1 noithern, 1 car, new, 72e: No. 2
northern, 3 cars. 07c ; No. 2 northern, 3 cars,
7oi»c; No. 3 northern, 2 cars, 59c; No. 3
northern, 1 car, tile; No. 3 northern, 1 car,
C2c: No. 3 northern, 1 car, 55c.
X iNortu'n "2, X 5™
0 P £. °
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Railways. c ? ? : fj 3
1 r .«» : : a §"
G. N.— Breck. Div. 2 15 25 6 4
G. N.— F. F. Div .'I 12 4 0 25
0., M. &. St. P. 23 23 4 4 3
M pis. & St. Louis 4 8 2 ... 1
Poo line 0 1C 3 - 4
Northern Pacific 1 16 10 5 12
C, St. P., M. & O I* 31 4 5 1
Total - 2 70 124 33 27 40
Other Wheat— No. 1 winter, 2 cars;
No. 2, 2 cars. Corn— No. 2.2 cars: No. 3,8
cars: No. 4, 1 car. Oats— No. 3, 11 cars; no
grade, 1 car. Rye— No. 2, 4 cars. Barley —
No. 3, 5 cars; No. 4, 38 cars: No. 5, 2 cars.
Inspected Out— No. 1 hard, (i cars: No. 1
northern, 111 cars; No. 2. 42 cars; No. 3, 19
cars; rejected. 10 cars; no grade, 20 cars.
] Oats— .>o. 2, 2 cars; No. 3, 4 cars. Rye—
2. 4 cars. Barley— No. 3, 2 cars; No. 4, 2
Fiour Shipments— C, M. & St. P., 1,t595
bbls; Omaha, ?.:>74bbls; M. & St. L.. 912
bbls;M. & M., 5.380 bbls; St. P. & D., &725
bbls; K. C. 3.D10 bbls; C, B. & N., 950 bblB;
Sco Line, 13,105 bbls.
Wheat Receipts by Car Lots— C, M. &St
I P., 08; Omaha, 41; SL Louis, 30; M. & M.. 110;
I St. P. & D., (5; N. P., 30; K. C, 2; Soo Line,
KeceiDts. Shipments
Minneapolis 210,870 83.1(50
Duluth 2:i5,K7 3,540
Chicago 858,354 548,093
Milwaukee 44,050 . ...
! New York 281,750
Philadelphia 20,262 4.495
Baltimore 30.304 144,000
Toledo 142,411 107,000
Detroit 47.915 2.333
st. Louis ; r 16X000 77,000
j Boston 6.7-.0
j Union Stock Yards.
Receipts— 3l3 hogs, 2.000 cattle, 2 calves, 75
sheep, 37 horses.
Hogs strong at yesterday's prices; quality
fair for the bulk, which sold at $5:05, and a
1 load of good mixed heavies and light sold al
j SMC: yards cleared early, all going to tho
i packers.
' .Cattle steady; the bulk were Westerns, re
ceipts of local stuff being very light. The in
quiry was mostly for good killing grades,
especially good butcher cows, and common
Stuff was rather slow, but sold at steady
prices. Several buyers looking for stockera
and feeders, but they want good ones;
common steers slow at low prices.
Quotations: Prime steers, ' $;.:{[email protected]:s.6O; good
, steers. f2.50Q3.20: prime cows. $2.40®2.6d;
good cows, $tQi. 4O: common to fair cows,
[email protected]; light veal calves. 5>[email protected];
heavy calves. Sl.r.C®!: stockers. §[email protected];
feeders, 5i.75<5;2.49; bulls. $1©1.50. . "
Sheep— Good mutton sheep and first-class
wether lambs steady; buck lambs aud com
mon weak. Quotations:- Muttons, $3.5C<3
4.25: lambs, [email protected]; stockers and feeders,
[email protected]
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