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GAN'T KEEP IT DOWfJ STOCK M AlifcET RISES IN SPITE OF CERTAIN BEARISH NEWS CON DITIONS. RAILWAY STOCKS STRONG ON REPORT OF IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR FINANCIAL STATE MENTS. increase: in bank deposits. Europe Now in the Role of Borrower —Henry ClewM* Weekly Review. NEW YORK, Jan. 3D.— ln his weekly review of the financial situation, Henry Clews says: louring the past week the Wall street mar ket has taken a sharp upward turn. The movement has disregarded the flurry arising from sending the man-of-war Maine to Ha vana and the sensitiveness treated by the Teller resolution in the senate. It has arisen in part from the growing ■'bull" feeling on the stock market, but more specifically from certain conspicuous facis showing the strik ing improvement' in the finances of the rail roads due to the last six months' increase of traffic. A statement has been made of the earnings of the Rock Island covering the last nine months, showing an increase in net earnings over the same period of last year amounting to (1,500,000. The gross earnings of Missouri, Kansas & Texas for the last Six months are it-ported at $7,010,000, which leaves a surplus of $1,000,000 over operating ex penses and fixed charges for disposal at the discretion of the management. The Vander bilt stocks have also shown a large advance upon somewhat indefinite but apparently well founded outgivings of new and favorable ar rangements in connection with the New York Central and Lake Shore systems. It is also Btated that it is intended not only to merge the West Shore organ. za ion with that of the New York Central, but also to bring the Lake Shore actually into the New York Central corporation. Also it is intimatid that the Bcheme under consideration involves a union of the Lake Shore and the New York Central, under the latter name, with advantages to stockholders of both companies. Further, the deal is understood to embrace the incor poration of the Michigan Central in the Van derbilt system, by exchanging its scock for 4 per cent debentures of the West Shore rail road," at a rate not yet stated. Also, the election of Mr. Depew as a director of the Ontario & Western is construed as implying a deal between that company and New York Central; this, however, lacks official confir mation. Hut these repor.s, coupled with the reduction in fixed charges through the recon struction of the debt of the New York Cen tral, has naturally caused large buying of the Vanderbilt socks and raised an expecta tion of a permanent increase in the divi dends of the New York Central. These [acts, coming simultaneously to the surface, are constiu'd as showing a process of decided recovery in the financial status of railroad properties at large. At the same time the continued light construction of new lines is viewed as a favurable factor. For the last five years the construction of new roads has averaged barely 1,500 miles per year, or less than 1 per cent, while the concurrent increase In population has probably been not less than 12 per rent. Now that business is reviving In all parts of the country this is a factor ■which must have a very important bearing upon the earnings of the railroads, for There Is not only more freight to be carried, but relatively less road to provide for it than five years ago. The foregoing are the special causes of the marked revival of the tone of the stock market. In addition, the real improvement has received support from the general large Increases of current earnings and from the tendency towards growing ease in the money market. The extraordinary increase iv de- Eosits and the large gain in reserves shown y the 'ast bank statement are evidence of the growing accumulation of funds seeking employment at this center. These bank fig ures, however, only partially express the real extent of the plethora. It is necessary to take into account also what we are lending to Europe. In my advices of last week refer. - ence was made to the large amount to which New York is under advances to Europe. Those loans have since been increased, and it ap pears doubtful whether $50,000,000 would now cover the total. Other home centers have made like transactions. I have direct knowl edge of two loans, of $2,000,000 each, to large German banks made by a Chicago Institution at 4 to i\' 2 per cent, and other like transac tions are said to have been made at Chicago to an amount approximating $10,000,000. Ad vances to European banks have also been made by Boston banks and capitalists, to ■what extent I have no positive knowledge, but estimates of the total range between $20,000,000 and $25,000,(100. Putting these facts together it would appear that this country is Dow lending Europe $80,000,000 to $90,000,000. This Is significant, not only as showing the extraordinary accumulations of capital at fiur home financial centers, but also as dem onstrating that we have become full partici pants in the credit operations between the ■world's financial centers, able to lend upon a large scale as well as to borrow when our convenience calls for it. The local financial Institutions are quite disposed to encourage these operations as the only means of prevent ing a glut of gold, which we do not need and averting a still lower rate of interest. More. ovei this experience clearly shows the ad vantage of remaining on a gold basis. It enables this country to loan Europe $100 000 - 000 of money at higher rates of interest "than are obtainable on this side. This could not be done it our money basis was not of the same intrinsic character as that of England Germany etc.; whereas, if we were on the 16 to 1 free coinage basis, no nation of any importance, excepting China and Mexico would take our money in direct cash dealings on any terms whatever. The revival of the silver agitation in con gress, in connection with the resolution of Senator Teller, has for its purpose making It imperative on the part of the government to recognize the word "coin," contained in the Ijnrted States bonds, as meaning either gold or silver as the money in which both principal and interest shall be payable It is not at all likely, however, that this new at tack upon the government credit will pass Into law. As a matter of fact, it is absolutely Impossible during the present administration In view of this new attack upon government credit, the following statement will serve to show the strength of the United States treas ury at the present time, and how ridiculous the bringing forward of such a resolution is- Total issue of greenbacks $346,681 01 C Total issue of Sherman notes 106,348 280 _„ Tot al • .$453,029,29(5 Silver held to secure Sherman notes at 57% cents per ounce (the pres ent price) $63,859,026 Greenbacks in treasury 84 200 000 Sherman notes 21904J344 Total.. $150.9(!3,370 Deduct this amount from the outstanding greenbacks and Sherman notes and It leaves in actual circulation $302,065,837. As an offset thereto, the United States treasury has on hand free gold amounting to $163,670,000, •which, deducted from the outstanding notes! leaves a balance of $138,395,837 unprotected by actual gold or its equivalent, and backed only by United States government credit. Surely the vast resources of this nation ought to be ample to protect this small residue of notes and make them as good as gold in public estimation, without it being necessary to have the actual yellow metal in the treasury. As an evidence that this country has had silver enough already infused into its national money, the average cost price of the $102,284, --736 silver now held by the treasury against the outstanding Sherman silver notes was 92Va cents, whereas the present price is 57% cents per ounce, thus showing a loss to the govern ment thereon of $38,425,710. Before the McKin ley administration expires, the world's output of gold will aggregate enough to nullify all attempts to force a double standard in any country in the world where the single stand ard exists. With this in view, it certainly does appear absurd to try to foist upon this country the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1, ■when the ratio should be 32 to 1 to equalize the value cf the two metals. LONDON MARKET Excited Over the Rapid Rise in American Stocks. LONDON, Jan. 30.— There has been a sharp recovery in money and discount rates, though it is doubtful if this will be fully maintained, for the g-old de mand is easier, as German and Russian exchanges have moved in favor of Lon don. Any falling away, however, is likely to be only temporary. The stock exchange was active during the week, the revival of speculation be ing led by the rise in American railway 6hares. Dealings broadened in most de partments, and the movement was gen erally upward. Consols were steady. The references of Lord George Hamil ton, secretary of state for India, to the Indian finances, strengthened rupee pa per, which went 15-16 higher. Interna- tionals had a better tone on the better outlook in China and in the improve ments between Spain and the United States. Spanish securities rose 5-8 point. Chili was a notable exception to the firmness of the foreign market and dropped two points. The main feature on the stock ex change was the excitement due to the rapid rise in Americans, the street deal- Ings in which after hours are again a point of interest. Apart from individ ual reasons for the movement, Presi dent McKinley's speech at the banquet of the National Association of Manu facturers was the leading factor in the strength of the market. The increases include Lake Shore & Michigan Southern shares, which rose 9 points; Missouri, Kansas & Texas seconds, 3% points; Northern Pacific preferred, 3% points; Denver & Rio Grande preferred, 2% points; Union Pa cific, 2% points; Illinois Central, 2 points; Erie firsts, 1% points; Atchison- Santa Fe adjs, IV* points; Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul, 1% points; Denver & Rio Grande common, 1% points; Mis souri, Kansas & Texas common, VA points, and Texas common, 1% points, and Louisville & Nashville, \ x k points. Grand Trunks and Canadian Pacific participated in the increases, and Argentines also were well bought. Dnll Market for Cotton*. MANCHESTER, Jan. 30.— 1t was a dull week, though there was a fair inquiry for yarns from Japan, and the makers of these are now engaged probably until May. Home users are buying from hand to mouth. Prices were easier than during the previous week, but Quotations were scarcely altered. The cloth business was hindered by inade quate limits, but the regular Indian and Chi nese staples were engaged in executing old orders. As for domestics, printing, dyeing and finishing varieties are moving slowly, because the makers are trying to resist the beating down of the limits. The minor mar kets were the week's mainstay, buying some what freely. France and Germany were busy on old en gagements, and new business was scarce for the moment. PRfZE JOIRNALISM IX ARIZONA. &g \\gjtf*. AWAY — . I— Editor — I'll paint this bicycle scheme on the wall and obtain 400 new subscribers. __, , ! $ICYCUES OVEN _ AWAY 2 — Guess I'Jl take a little lunch be fore finishing it. 3 — Crowd — Bicycles given away — Editor — But, gentlemen, it is for — W\\ l 4 — Crowd— Don't care what it's for, we won't be buncoed. Permeating 1 . Given Teake — Hello, old man. Moving again? What's the matter? Grinan Barret — It's that confounded restau rant In the basement. Given Teake— Why, I thought you eald it •was going to be so handy for you .to slip down to it in the morning for breakfast. Grinan Barret — Yes, but the trouble is it slips up to me all the rest of the day.— New York Press. Delicately Approached. "Mister," eaid Meandering Mike, "would you like to have all the money you wanted?" '"Of course I would," was the natural re ply. "Well, then, I kin approach you as man to man an' tell yer me own feelinks. It's a good deal to be able to depend on sympathy an' co-operation in advance. All the money I wants fur the present is 10 cents, which is somethin' that I know you could help me to without missin'."— Washington Star. . THE SAINT PAUL GLOBS: MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1898. "WW 1 fIJU GOD" EGOTISTICAL, TEXT SELECTED FOR THE SPECIAL. SERMON ON "WILL IAM'S BIRTHDAY. THE EMPEROR'S OWN CHOICE. PECULIAR APPOSITENESS OF THE WORDS THE SUBJECT OF GEN ERAL COMMENT. NO CHANCE FOR COALITION BILL. Worklngmen on the Contrary Being Deprived of the Political Rights They Already Possess. BERLIN, Jan. 29.— The Introduction of the Socialist bill for the extension of the limited right of coalition of workingmen and the debate on the matter are regarded as being of spe cial importance. Herr Geyer cited cases showing that different govern ments, notably the Saxon and Prus sian, do not scruple to violate the slim political and trade rights of the work ing people. Baron yon Stumm, at one time an intimate friend of Emperor William, leader of the Reactionists, favored additional curtailment of those rights. There is not the remotest chance of the reichstag adopting the bill or of the bundesrath approving it, and that the government recognizes this is evidenced by the fact that not a single minister attended the debate on Wednesday. The matter is impor tant because the Socialists propose to make it an issue at the coming elec tions. Maps which have been distributed to members of the reichstag show that the district about Kiao-Chou bay ced ed to Germany consists of the north ern and southern peninsulas, enclos ing the bay, the northern peninsula be ing quadruple the size of the southern peninsula. The sphere of interest ex tends over a radius of fifty kilometers, and includes the large towns of Kiao- Tsimo and Tyhout-Choeng. It is learned at the foreign office that, owing to the sugar bounty con ference at Brussels, the reciprocity ne gotiations between Germany and the United States are a standstill, and it is doubtful whether they will be resumed, as Germany has about concluded that nothing tangible will come out of them. It is understood that the sugar con ference will informally discuss the Dingley tariff law. The foreign office, next, week, will direct the attention of the chambers of commerce to the serious American competition, especially in cottons, growing up in South American coun tries, where German exporters have so great interests. The officials of the foreign office are preparing a sugges tion of the best way to combat this competition. The peculiar appositeness of the text of the special sermon on Emperor Wil liam's birthday, namely, "Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the heathen." has attracted a great deal of attention, and it is now explained that the emperor himself se lected it. It is suggested that the add ing of the word "Chinese" would make the passage perfect. RACING EDICT. Among the emperor's birthday edicts is one dealing with the regulation of rowing in the public schools of Berlin. His majesty decrees that the pupils in rowing be invariably superintended by masters acquainted with the sport and by a physician. Races must not be rowed in the presence of any but the friends and relatives of the pupils, only members of the two upper forms may race, genuine racing boats not permit ted and the course must be limited to 1,200 metres. The emperor announces that in order to carry out these reforms he has placed thirty-five thousand marks at the disposal of the minister of education, towards the acquisition of a water course, a boat house and boats, and he promises to give two annual prizes, in the form of metal wreaths respectively for the fastest boat and the most skillful crew. An article recently published in the Hamburger Nachrichten, on the occa sion of the emperor's birthday, bears unmistakable earmarks of Friedriehs ruhe and expresses Prince Bismarck's views. It says: "The monarch has stepped into the foreground of public life far more than his ancestors did. The policy of the empire and of Prua sia bears marks of imperial origin and the strong individuality of the sovereign is ever perceptible. He not only gov erns, but rules, and is in reality the: actual leader of the nation and dis poser of the destinies of Germany. If Germany is now animated by a higher spirit than a short time ago, if the con fidence of the state government in creases, if the spirit of enterprise is impulsed, we attribute it mainly to the fact that the emperor has known hew to find ways whereby desired ends are attainable." The article concluded: "The gloomy visions which formerly troubled us on the emperor's birthday have begun to disappear and we ven ture to hope that the future will not bring us fresh disillusions such as to again make acute old antagonists in public life, to the general detriment. For mistakes which are not made a second time, we count on the high in tellectual qualities of the monarch and the perception of what is useful and what is harmful to Germany, as well as on the psychological movements which influenced him." ELECTRIC CURRENT FOR ALL. Authorities of an English City Have Utilized Its Garbage Plant. The municipal authorities of Shore ditch, England, have recently proved themselves less conservative than most English municipal authorities when they adopted and demonstrated the practicability of generating electric current from the town refuse, but they have not stopped at this, but have gone a step farther and adopted measures whereby the poorest artisan can have electric light in his home or electric power in his shop. This has been ac complished by the introduction' of pen ny-in-the-slot electric meters, after the fashion of the penny-in-the-slot gas meters, which have proved so popular elsewhere. The tenant places a coin, usually a penny, in the slot of the me ter; thereupon his lights burn until the amount of current paid for is con sumed, when the operation may be re peated indefinitely. With the cheap generation of electric ity by the dust destructor plant it is possible to sell the current at a rate which makes electric lighting cheaper than gas at 70 cents a hundred. Besides this, the gas companies make an extra charge for the fittings, while the mv ! nicipal authorities do not, so that in j the end electric lighting, besides being paid for on the installment plan, is much cheaper than gas. In addition to the lighting the vestry supplies electric power in the same way to workshops, and this has been a great boon to the small firms engaged in the furniture industry in Shoreditch. Beyond a doubt, for small intermittent power consumption electric motors are more efficient and cheaper than steam power, since there is no waste when the motors are not in operation, and, moreover, an attendant is not necessa ry, as a boy can start the electric mo tors.—Philadelphia Record, PY fl TflpE OFF THE "WHEAT MARKET WEAK AND SOMEWHAT IRREGULAR IN ITS TONE. ROUTINE NEWS BULLISH. FEAR OF LIQUIDATION KEPT THE TRADERS OUT OF THE MARKET. NO ATTEMPT TO BOOM JANUARY. Early Buying Movement Followed by a Selling: Breeze That Wiped Out the Gain. MARKET SUMMARY. Prey. Wheat. Close. Day May, Chicago 96% 9T* May, Minneapolis 94% 94% May, Duluth 95^4 96 May, New York 89ft W FINANCIAL. Bar silver. New York ....56% 86% Call money, New York.... 1% Vk CHICAGO. Jan. 29.— Wheat today felt the heavy liquidation which was done near the close of yesterday's session, and acted weak and irregular. May closed Vie lower. No at tempt was made to do anything in January. Corn and oats were heavy and declined Me eachd Provisions were firm, without much trading, and closed unchanged. Wheat Ehowed some strength at the opening, prin cipally because Liverpool had responded fairly well to yesterday's advance here. Holders of lines already heavy were good bidders at the start, which was a* 77%<597%c for May. an advance of %@%e. A good deal was tor sale at these prices, but the selling did not de press the price lower than 97c, and shortly after a general buying movement set in which carried the price up to 98c. That ad vance, however, raised a short selling breeze of such strength that in half an hour the ad vance melted away, the decline not stop ping until May was down to 96% c. Most of the routine news was bullish. Bradstreet's made the week's clearances of wheat and flour from both coasts 5.510,426 bu, compared with 3,926 000 bu the previous week, and 2,515,000 bu the corresponding week of last year. Chicago received 46 cars of wheat, only 2 of which were contract. Northwestern receipts were 432 ears against 358 the similar day of the week before, and 189 the corre sponding day of 1897. The total receipts at Western primary markets were 324,000 bu gainst 205,000 the year before. The day's clearances from Atlantic ports were again heavy, amounting in wheat and flour to 595, --000 bu. This latter item injected temporary strength Into the market. May recovered to 97%@ 97% c, but it soon fell back again under re newed offerings, and to a lower level than before, 96% c being touched before the reduc tion came. Shortly before the close the mar ket was given support, Leiter brokers being credited with good buying, at the bottom fig ures, and May advanced to 96% c, where it closed. July was relatively heavier than May. It opened at from 86% to 87c, and the latter was the highest it reached all day. It sold as low as 86c, and closed at 86*4 c, a loss of %c. Corn was barely stead y. May ranged from 29% c to 29% c, and closed 14c lower at 29%e. Oats were firm. May ranged from 24%@ 24% cto 2376@24c, and closed %c lower at 24<ai2A%c Very little was done in provisions, and prices kept within an exceptionally nar row range. \t the close May pork was un changed at $10, May lard was unchanged at $4.K7%®4.90, and May ribs unchanged at $4.92%. Estimated receipts Monday: Wheat, 55 cars; corn, 290 cars; oats, 250 cars; hogs, 40,000 head. 'J fie le.d ng futures ranged as fo'lows: 0 X £ O~ 1§ I I I I i r I Wheat— ~ \ January 108 108 108 108 May 97% 98 96% 95% July 87 87 86 86% Corn — January 27% 27% 27% 27% May 29% 29% 29% 29% July 30% 30% 30% 30% Oats- May 24% 24% 24 24% July 23% 23% 22% 22% Mess Pork — January 9SO 980 980 j9 80 May 9 97% 10 02% 8 97% ilO 00 Lard- January 4 82% 4 82%| 4 82%! 4 82% May 49C 490 4 87% 490 Short Ribs- January 4 90 Bay <490 _ 4 92% 490 4 92% Cash quotations; 1 were as follows: Flour Ptendv: winter patents. $4.70§i4. 90; straights, $email@example.com: spring specials, 5.35; spring pat ents. $firstname.lastname@example.org; straights, $email@example.com; bakers', $firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheat— No. 2 spring. 93©95 c; No. 3 hard. 91?i:94%c; No. 2 red. $1.08. Corn- No. 2.- 27% c; No. 2 yellow, 27% c. Oats— No 2. 23%@240; No. 3 'white, f. o. b., 24%@25%c. Rye— No. 2, 47% c. Barley— Sample, f. o. b., 28 @37c. Flax Seed— "No. 1. $1.25%. Timothy Seed —Prime, $2.80. Mess Pork— Per bbl, $9.85@ 9.90. Lard— Per <00 lbs! $email@example.com. Short Ribs— Sides (loose). $firstname.lastname@example.org%. Shoulders —Dry salted (boxed), 4%@5c. Sides— Short clear (boxed), $email@example.com'. Whisky— Distillers' finished goods, per gallon, $1.19. Sugars- Cut loaf. 5.89; granulated. 5.39. Receipts- Flour, 7,000 bbls; wheat, 26,000 bu; corn, 20 000 bu; oats. 143.000 bu: rye, 1,000 bu- barley 45,000 bu. Shipments— Flour, 4,000 bbls- wheat' 8,000 bu: corn, 22,000 bu; oats, 89,000 bu; bar ley, 14,000 bu. On the produce exchange to day the butter market was steady. Cream eries, 13®18%c: dair'es. ll@l7c. Eggs easy fresh, 15% c. Cheese quiet, 8@8%c." MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN. MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 29.— There was not a shadow of a shade of weakness in the local wheat market at the opening this morning Yet the course of the market during the first hour of trading indicated extreme nervous ness. The opening price for May was at 95% c. against 94%@94%c yesterday, immedi ately jumped to 95% c, dropped to 94% c firmed up to 95c and lost %c by 10:30 a. m. This action shows extreme nervous conditions in the market and from past experience it would indicate that a reaction from high prices is due, for the reason that we have had a con tinuous rise for nearly two weeks. The news of the day, although in the main bullish was not up to the standard of excellence. May wheat opened at 95% c, against 94%@ 94% c, lost %c. gained %c, declined to 94% c advanced sharply to 95% c, declined to 95% c' gained l-16c. fluctuated for a while between 95% c and 95c. dropped to 94>4c@94%c, shortly after sold at 94% c and finally closed at 94% c July wheat opened at 94% c, against 94Vic yes terday, advanced to 95c, dropped to 94% c gained %c, sold at 94'^c, advanced to 94%<7jj 94% c, declined rapidly to 93% c. firmed up to 94% cby 11:55 and closed at 94% c. The cash wheat market was active and strong, with a good demand for all choice wheat, some choice No. 1 northern going to Be over the May. It must be stated here how ever, that the clasp of wheat was being bought for seed purposes* Low grades sold well Re ceipts here were 256 cars; shipments. 39 cars. RANGE OF PRICES. Open- High- Low- Closing Wheat— Ing. est est Today. Yes January 9« ggu May 96% 95% 84% 94% 94% July 64% «5 93% 94% 9414 On Track— No. 1 hard, OT^c; No. 1 north ern, 96% c; No. .1 northern, 92% c; January oats, 23% c; c0rn,:.25%c; flaxseed, $1.24%. Curb on May wheat .'■* 941^ Puts on May wheat .. \. 93%@93% Calls on May wheat 4i 96%<g>95% SAMPLE SALES. No. 1 hard, 700 bu, to arrive $1.00 No. 1 northern, 1 car, f. o. b 1.00 No. 1 northern, 8,000 bu, to arrive No. 1 northern, 1 car, to arrive , .97 No. 1 northern. 1,200 bu, to arrive .97 No. 1 northern, 3,200 bu, to arrive 97 No. 1 northern, 6,000 bu, to arrive 97U No. 1 northern, 4,000 bu, to arrive, choice 98% No. 1 northern, 6,000 bu, to arrive 9714 No. 1 northern, 1,200 bu, to arrive 97 No. 1 northern, 1,800 bu, to arrive 87 No. 1 northern, 1.800 bu, to arrive 97 Corn— No. 3 yellow, 26c; No. 2, 26% c; no •ales. Oate-No. t. 13%.@23%c; bo grade, 23%0. Rye— No. 2, 44c. No sales reported. Barley— No sales. STATE GRAIN INSPECTION. Northern. Railroads. N0.1hd.N0.1.N0,2.N0.3.ReJ.N9. O. N.— Breck. D1v.... 1 17 23 29 6 6 G. N.— F. F. Div 10 7 C, M. & St. P 1 6 19 30 33 .. M. & St. L 8 3 13 4 .. Soo Line 4 7 7 13 4 Northern Pacific 8 3 11.. C.St. P., M. & 0 4 10 21 27 .. Totals 6 49 72 107 74 7 Other Grains —^Winter wheat, 2 cars; No. 3 corn, 18 cars; No. 4 corn, 1 car; No. 3 oats, 20 cars; no grade oats, 1 car; No. 2 rye, 4 cars; No. 4 barley, 1 car; No. 6 barley, 2 cars; No. 1 flax, 18 cars; no grade flax, 1 car. Cars Inspected Out— No. 1 hard wheat, 1 car; No. 1 northern, 37; No. 2 northern, 6; No. 3, 21; rejected, 5; winter wheat, 8; No. 8 corn, 5; No. 3 oats, 17; no grade oats, 2; No. 5 barley. 6. RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS. Receipts— Wheat. 256 cars, 174,080 bu; corn, 4,200 bu; oats, 26,160 bu; barley, 680 bu; rye, 1,080 bu; flax, 6,000 bu; oil meal, 106,100 lbs; merchandise, 1,097,705 lbs; lumber, 16 cars; barrel stock, 4 cars; machinery, 191,500 lbs; coal, 1, --107 tons; wood, 237 cords; pig iron, 27 cars; railroad iron, 35 cars; dressed meats, 32,021 lbs; railroad materials, 1 car; sundries, 12 cars; car lots, 577. Shipped— Wheat, 39 cars, 30,030 bu; corn, 4,980 bu; oats, 2,640 bu; rye, 1,720 bu; oil meal, 20,000 lbs; flour, 37,106 bbls; millstuffs, 1,523 tons; fruit, 52.600 lbs; merchandise, 1,309,990 lbs; lumber, 42 cars; barrel stock, 1 car; ma chinery, 182,200 lbs; coal, 20 tons; cement. 125 bbls; ties, 15 cars; stone and marble. 2 cars; railroad iron, 1 car; butter, 2,450 lbs; railroad materials, 6 cars; sundries, 7 cars; car lots, 610. DULUTH GRAIN. DULUTH, Minn.. Jan. 20.— Market fairly active and weaker. May opened %c up at 96f, sold down to 95% at noon, and .closed %c off at 95% c. Cash, 65,000 bu elevators. Wheat— No 1 hard, cash, 96% c; January, 96% c; May, 96% c; July, 95% c; September, 78% c; No. 1 northern, cash. 95% c: January, 95% c; May, 9t>%c; July, 94% c; September, 77% c; No. 2 northern, 90% c; So. 3, 84c; to ar rive; No. 1 hard, 9Sc; No. 1 northern, 98% c; rye 47c; oais, 25@24c; barley, 26% c: flax, $1.25; May. $1.29; corn, 27%@27c. Car in spection—Wheat, 64; corn, 20; oats. 7; rye, 2- barley, 6; flax. 3. Receipts— Wheat, 30, --680; corn 16.1C9, oats, 16.398; rye, 3.336; bar ley, 4,671; flax, 2,175. Shipments— Wheat, 6, --484; oats, 2,462. ST. PAUL GRAIN. Quotations on hay, grain, feed, etc., fur nished by Griggs Bros., commission mer chants: Wheat — Saturday's market opened higher, but sold off later and closed below the open ing prices. Track prices were about the same as on Friday. No. 1 northern, 96 1 ,i@ 97% c; No. 2 northern, 90@93c. Corn— No. 3 yellow, 2CVi;327c; No. 3, 26® 26% c. Rye— 44@46c. Barley— 2s@3oc. Oats— No. 3 white, 23Vi@23%c; No. 3, 22% 1 @23c. Seed— Timothy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; red clover, $3.20@ ; S. 80; flax, $email@example.com. Flour— Patents, per bbl. $4.70(Tf5; straights, i $firstname.lastname@example.org; bakers', $3.50@4; rye flour, $2.80 I @3. Ground Feed and Millstuffs — No. 1 feed, j $ll(ull.25; coarse cornmeal, $10.50510.75; bran, ' bulk, $10^10.25; shorts, $email@example.com. Hay— Nothing new to be said regarding the j market; there is absolutely no demand ex -1 cepting for choicest qualities upland and I timothy. Choice to fancy upland, $5.. r >o's,6; I good qualities, $4.50^5.25, inferior qualities, j $3.5034.2. : >; timothy, good to choice, $6.75'® < 7.25, Straw steady; oats, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rye, $3@ I 3.25. OTHER GRAIN MARKETS. NEW YORK. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.— Flour— Receipts, 11, --| 339 bbls; exports. 9,171 bbls: market inactive, I but firmly held. Rye flour quiet. Buckwheat i flour steady. Buckwheat steady. Cornmeal j steady. Rye quiet. Barley steady. Barley | malt steady. Wheat — Receipts, 30,525 bu; ex- I ports, 34,631 bu; spot easy; No. 2 red, $1.07; i I options %@%e not decline; No. 2 red, Janu ary, $email@example.com%, closed at $1.08%; May, i 9SX,(ffi'99%c, closed at 98% c. Corn— Receipts, i 101,400 bu; exports, 45,000 bu; spot steady; ; I No. 2, 36% c: options %c net lower; January i i closed at 34% c; May, 34%@34 9-16 c, closed at : 34c. Oats— Receipts, 50,400 bu; exports, 10,329 ' bu; spot quiet; No. 2, 29@29Vic; options %c I net lower; May closed at 2S%c. KANSAS CITY. KANSAS CITY. Jan. 29.— Wheat— Slow; lower; No. 1 hard, nominally. 90c-; No. 2, 85@88c; No. 1 red. nominally. 98c; No. 2 I spring, Br,@Bß%c: No. 3, 83c. Corn— Active; ' steady; No. 2 mixed, 25c. Oats— Slow; s eddy; j No. 2 white, 23%@24c. Rye— Firm; No. 2, 45c. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL. Jan. 29.— Closing— Wheat- Steady; %d higher to %d lower; January nominal; March, 7s 10% d; May, 7s b%d; July, 7s 2%d; September, 6s 7V*d. Corn— Steady; %d lower to %d lower; January, 3s sd; March 3s 2%d; May, 3s 2%d; July, 3s 2%d. TOLEDO. TOLEDO, Jan. 29.— Wheat— Lower; easy; cash, 96% c; May, 96% c asked; July, 87c. Corn— Dull, steady; No. 2 mixed, 29^c; No. 2 May, 29% c. Oats— Unchanged; dull; No. 2 mixed, 29% c; No. 2 white. 25% c; No. 3 white, I 24% c. Rye— Dull; steady; No. 2, 49c. ST. LOUIS. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29.— Wheat— Lower; No. 1 red cash, elevator 98% c; track, 99c; January 98% c; nominal; May, 98% c; July, 83e. Corn- Lower; No. 5 cash. 26% c; January, 26c; July, 28 1 4c. Oats— Lower; No. 2 cash, 24c; track, 24% c; January, 230; May, 23% c; July, 22% c. MILWAUKEE. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29.— Flour— Firm Wheat— Easier; No. 1 northern 97y>@9Sc; No. 2 spring, 90@92c; May. 96% c. Rye— Firm; No. 1, 48%@48%c. Barley— Quiet; Xo. 2, 40% c; sample, 29@39c. LIVE STOCK. UNION STOCKYARDS. Receipts— Hogs, SOO; cattle 100; calves, 5; sleep, 260. i Hogs— so lower; the decline starbd yester- I day was in full force today, and se'.lers "had j to rake off about a nickel. The quality was I good and sold from $3.25 to $3.62%, wi.h the bulk at $3.30 to $3.57%. Representatives Sa'.es — No. Wt. D'k'gp. Price.-No. Wt. D'k*ge. Price. 1 670 . . $1 50 61 171 . . $3 55 2 120 . . 325 54 170 . . 355 11 101 . . 325 64 212 40 3 57% I 1 420 80 330 71 226 40 3 57 I '-. ! 8 313 . . 330 171 177 80 3 57^ 8 456 . . 330 69 180 40 3 57' A ' 1 300 . . 330 78 202 40 3 57% I 14 117 . . 330 63 225 . . 3 57% I I 2 365 . . 330 74 185 . . 360 4 330 120 330 57 183 40 360 14 407 .. 320 ,79 234 40 360 4 390 ..3 30 130 181 . . 3 62% Cattle — Quiet; only a few bunches arrived, selling early at about yesterday's prices. The demand has been good ail around this i week with the exception of stockers and feed- ' crs; the buyers for that class were scarce en ! account of the snow blockade south. The j prospects are good for next week. Yards 1 well cleared for the week. Representatives Sales — No. Wt.Price. No. Wt.Price. Veal Calves— | Stock Cows and 1 180 $5 00 Heifers— 1 220 4 25 1 900 2 50 Canners— 2 390 3 00 1 910 1 40 1 440 3 00 Butcher Cows and 1 330 3 05 Heifers^ — Butcher Steers — 1 800 2 00 6 1018 3 80 3 820 2 30 8 648 3 50 1 1100 240 Bulls— 1 730 2 60 1 930 2 70 1 700 2 75 3 1170 3 15 13 1045 3 00 1 870 3 15 4 985 300 Stockers and Feed -16 1118 3 50ers— Milkers and Spring- 8 381 3 25 ers^ 3 926 3 60 1 c and 1 c. .for 28 00| 2 440 3 80 1 c and 1 c.forfO 00 6 338 4 00 1 0 and 1c..f0r22 50i 8 416 4 00 Butcher Steers— 5 306 4 15 7 404 $3 67 1 2 185 4 25 4 595 3 40 1 Sheep — Firm; good demand. Representatives Sales — No^ Wt. Price. !No. Wt.Price. 22 yearlings. 90 $4 25 J 129 lambs 80 $5 25 CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Jan - 29.— The few cattle offered today were disposed of at the recent decline, prices averaging about 10c lower than a week ago. Trade in hogs was active, and despite the large receipts, Friday's late advance was well maintained . Common to prime droves of hogs sold at $3.65@ 3.90; largely at 3.77%@'3.85, and pigs sold chiefly at $2.50®3.75. Prices were 10@12c higher than a week ago. There was a fair demand for sheep and lambs at unchanged prices, sheep being salable at $firstname.lastname@example.org, with strictly choice to extra grades quotable at $email@example.com; lambs were salable at $4.50® 5.75; feeders selling at $5.15; year llcga brought $4.50®5. Receipts— Cattle, 500 head; hogg, 28,000 head; sheep, 5,000 head. ST. LOUIS. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29.— Cattle— Reoeipts, 700; Including 400 Texan*; market itaody; native shipping steers. $4.25^5.25; butcher steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feeders, $email@example.com; cows and heifers. $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texas and In dian steers, ?email@example.com; butcher steers, $3.50@ 4.85; etockers and feeders, $2.5054.40; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texas and Indian steers, $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $2.60^ 3.30. Hogs— Receipts. 3,000; market active; light, $3.70(@3.75; heavy, $3.75@3-S5. MIDWAY HORSE MARKET. Barrett & Zimmerman's report: Market dull with a great assortment of all clases of horses on hand. The following representative sales are for this day: Wt. Price. 1 pair gray mares, 5 and 6 years 3,200 $195 1 pair gray mares, 5 and 7 years 3,000 185 1 pair sorrel horses, 5 and 6 years 2.800 175 1 pair sorrel horses, 6 and 7 years 2,600 170 1 pair of sorrel mares, 5 years 2,400 160 1 bay mare, 6 years 1,500 100 1 bay mare, 5 years 1.400 60 1 bay mare, 6 years 1,300 55 OMAHA. OMAHA, Jan. 29.— Cattle— Receipts, 800; market steady; native beef steers, $3.70@ 4.85; Texas steers, $3<g3.70; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feeders, $3.50g4.50. Hogs— Receipts, 4,500; market strong; "bulk of sales, $3.G0@3.65. Sheep— Receipts, 1.700; n-.arket steady; fair to choice Westerns J3.GO @4.20; fair to choice natives. $3.7Cg4.40; coin men and stock sheep, $email@example.com; lambs, $4® 5.40. SIOUX CITY. SIOUX CITY, 10., Jan. 29.-Cattle. 200; yesterday, 306; shipments, 720; good, steady; common, weak; cows, bulls, mixed $1.65@ 3.75; veals, $4@6; stockers and feeders. $3.50 ©4.30; calves and yearlings, $3.65f?4.80. Hog's, 1,800; yesterday. 1,446; shlpmontsT 232; KANSAS CITY. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 29.— Cattle— Receipts 300; market unchanged from yesterday' Hogs— Receipts. 11,000; market steady to shade lower; bulk of sales $3.60Tj3 70- pigs $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep— Receipts, 500^ market firm, lambs, $4.25@5.C0; muttons, $email@example.com. MISCELLANEOUS. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.— Conditions fa vorable to more extensive trade are shown iv the dry gooas market at the close <3T the week's "trading. The returns for the week have been partially satisfactory. In cotton goods line there has been but slight increase in the sales and this has been due to local causes in some sections. But there has been a noteworthy firmness in all lines of staple goods with prints in fair, steady demand. SEED MARKET. CHICAGO, Jan. 29.— The flax seed market was alittle slow again today, speculative in terests generally being more centered in wheat. Receipts here were 15 cars, 3 cars at Duluth and 10 cars at Minneapolis. The of ficial close, as reported by the Weare Com mission Co.. is as fo'lows: Cash flax at $1.30, and $1.28 for May. Cash timothy seed closed at $2.80 per 100 lbs., and March at $2.85. Clever seed closed at $5.10 per 100 lbs. To ledo reports a higher and stronger market for clover seed, and will probably cause a rise here. Minneapolis flax seed quoUd at Jl.L'-i'i per bu. BUTTER AND EGGS. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.— Butter— Receipts, 2,186 pkgs; steady; creamery. 14%@20c; E gins, 20c; factory. ll%c. Cheese— Receipts, 1,011 pkgs; easy; large white September, BVic; email do, 9@ 914 c; large colored September 9^ic; small do, 9@9>4c; large O-tcber S@S'ic large do, 9»4f:BV2e; light skims, 6@6V4c- part skims, 4©sVsc; full skims, 2*330. ~ Eggs—Re ceipts, 13,493 pkgs; steady; state and Penn sylvania, ls\2 l §2oc; Western, 19c. NEWYORITsToCKS. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.— At the opening of the stock market today, it looked as though the orders accumulated by commission houses over night were to sell in order to tako profits. First sales were very general at a fraction below last night's prices, and 2,000 shares of New York Central thrown on the market drove the price of that stock down %. The market steadied almost immediately and recovered gradually to above last night's level, net gains being, however, very unequal Lake Shore was most conspicuous In Its movements, rising 6V4 points to 194' ion the reported plan to exchange $2CO of New York Central 3% debenture bonds for each $100 of Lake Shore stock. New York Central ulti mately tended strongly upward after waver ing somewhat. There was also some taking of profits on the advance, due to doubts as to how far the stock would be allowed to benefit from Lake Shore's surplus earnings, which, it was rumored, would be applied to a sinking fund for the bonds issued in pay ment. Another strong element in the market was Louisville, which advanced over a point on reports that a plan for refunding obligations at a lower rate of interest was under consid eration. The stock was leader of the market in point of activity. Northern Pacific pre ferred continued to advance on well defined rumors that an additional dividend is in prospect. Denver & Ro Grande preferred, Northwestern and a number of less prom inent stocks showed notable gains. These elements of strength served to sustain the market, and to counteract some tendency to sluggishness and heaviness In the general list, so that net gains were achieved in most stocks, though they are small outside the special cases mentioned. Quotations from London this mornlug showed some depression in the markets for Americans there, which was attributed to the apprehension awakend in the British mind by yesterday's vote on the Teller resolution. Total sales of stocks today were 201,800 shares, including 3,160 Athison preferred; 7,957 Burling.on; 4,710 Denver & Rio Grande preferred; 3,420 Lake Shore; 24,270 L. & N. --5.120 Manhattan; 3,205 Missouri Pacific; 6 340 M., K. & T. preferred; 20,869 New York Cen tral; 4,070 Northern Pacific; 13,316 Northern Pacific preferred; 4,300 Rock Island: 10,640 St. Paul; 3,930 Southern preferred; 9 690 Union Pacific; 8,«1 Chicago Gas; 9.050 Sugar. The following were the fluctuations of the leading railway and Industrial shares fur nished by C. H. F. Smith & Co.. members New York stock exchange and Chicago board of trade: ~§ = r g~ Sf 3 8 S % % f Am. Tobacco 88 ~8S»^ 88 I 88 Am. Spirits 1 jj.-v do pfd 21% Atchison 13 13%! 13 13 do pfd 31 31% 31 31 Am. Cotton Oil .. .. 21% 21% 2174 ''1% Bay State Gas 3% 3% 3% 3% rJ. & O 13 £ B. & Q 99% 100%j"9<i% 99% SK C "o C ™ & St - L - 35 % 3f!7 4i 3: '% 36% Ches. & Ohio 22% 22% 22»4 22% Chicago Gas 96% 97'^ 96% 5)7 £ ! Canada Southern \ a-.sX Col. Fuel & I 24V? ' c «a-::.-:::::::.. 14% .^'^ g£ Delaware & Hudson 112% Del., Lack. & W....J153 164 153" 154 Erie 1 1 1 15% do pfd 139 39 % ! 38% 3914 j General Electric I 36>/ 2 36& 36>/ 4 36 i Great Northern pfd .. 135 135 I 135 135V4 Hocking Valley 6% 6%| 6% ! 6% ; Illionls Central i 108% lOS^t 10S j 108% Jersey Central 94% 94% 9414! 94% ! Kansas & Texas .... 13% 13% 13% i:;-. do pfd 39Vz 40%! 39",. 40% .LjC&q ........ 35 Linseed Oil "18% "is% ' 'i.S% 18V.! LacledeGas 44 44% 44 44V1 hkf EV-& w ■::::. . 51% 88% 57% gft T Je S th % r », pM ' 64% 65 '< 64% 65 i Lake Shore 189 19434(189 193% Manhattan Con .... 116% 117% 116% 117$ Met. Traction 146% 146%! 145% 146 Minnesota Iron 60 60 59% 59% Missouri Pacific .... 34% 35% 34% 35% j Michigan Central .... 107 107% 106% 107 N. P. common 27% 28% 27% 27%! do pfd ... 67 67 67 67% New York Central .. 118% 119% m% ÜB% Northwestern 124 125%: 124%! 125% N&rth American .... 5% 5%i 5% I 5% I New /iork Gas 191% 191%! 191%! ISI% j °^ ah «- 76% 77 76% 7G% do pfd j4g Ontario & Western . . 17% ' ii% ' "n% 17% Pacific Mall 31% 31% 31% 31% ! Pullman 178% 178%! 178 178 | Reading ... 22% 22% 22 22% I do Ist pfd 51 51%! 50% 51% j do 2d pfd 1 . 27% '• Rock Island 93% 93% 93% 93% i Southern R'y 9 9% 9 9% ■ do pfd 31 31% 3Q7i 3ii<, ; Silver certificates . * 56% Sugar Refinery .. .. 136% 138% 136%! 138% St. Paul 95% 96 95% 95% Tennessee Coal 26%| 2-->% 25%' 25 Texas Pacific 11%) n % 11% 11% Union Pacific 34% 34%! 33% 34U U. S. Rubber jgi/" Western Union .... 90% 91% 90% 91% ' W abash 1 I 7 i/ i&tVia. ■•:■• UtiHaJ 'a : The following were the closing quotations of other stocks as reported by the Associated Press : Can. Pac 88%!5t.P..M. & M W>~ i Can. South 54% So. Pacific ->0 Cen. Pac 13% U. P., D. & G . .' 9% i C. & A 165 W. &L. E .... 3%' C & E. I 59% do pfd .... " 13% ! D. & R. G 13% Adams Ex .. .. '160 do pfd 50% Amercian Ex 119 Ft. Wayne 170 U. S. Ex '" 41% L. E. & W. pfd.. 72% Wells-Falgo Ex.. 110 ! L. & N 58% A. Cot. Oil pfd... 76% | Manhattan L .. ..117% Am. Tobacco p-d 111 Met. St. R'y ....146 Cons. Gas . 19? Mich. Cen 107 Com. Cable Co 175 M. & O 30 Illinois Steel .. 51 C. I. & L 9% Lead pfd 107 do pfd 32% Nat. Lin. Oil .... 18% N. V., C. & St. L. 15 Silver certificates 56% do let pfd .... 75 S. R. & T 4 do 2d pfd 393 i Sugar Dfd 113V4 - BEOFIEY - To loan on approved property ia It. Paul and Minneapolis. C°/ "OW OS O/O BEFORE" In Snmi to Salt. R- M. NEWPORT & SO \ Reeve Bid-, Pioneer Press Did? Minueapolia. St. Paul. Slifliut'l Do ran. Jamci Dorra, M. DORAN & CO. BANKKRS AND BaOXß^i 3H Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn. GRIGGS BROS. Coniintanlon Merchuut*. GRAIN— BALED HAY— 3EED3 Agents forms ill n*rpu>»!; illuuilj nl single loop Hi,- Balla? Tio* Third and Cedar Si«.. St. Paal. Minn. G. H, F. SMITH 3l CD. Member* J York Stock Exehanga. ( Chicago Board of Tr.-iJj. Storks, Bon-la, Grain. Provision* >m I !>•>■> » *'r<eate wires to Srio Tork anil C/iirt / > tot Pioneer fre.t.l liuiUlinj, St. Paul, JUlmt H. HOL3ERT & SON, Bankers and Brokers, 341 ROBERT STREET, ST. PAIL 1"■ ' 5 O- & W 17% U. S. Lea'her .... 7 S:\*if :::::: S: % Hubb "" w *3 p«ttsburg ieß do pfd"*.*::;:::iK St. L & S. F. .. 7% R. G W ..22 c* d °r» pf ? Vi sGlil d 0 P f d 69 S S P - £Om •••• 763 4 do Pfd 10 do pfd us I BONDS. U. S. new 4s reg.127% X. J. C. 6s .. NaT" d» coup 129 IN. C. 6s .. .. ' 12.'. US. 4s 113 ' do 4s i iu d» coup 114% N. P. lHts 6a .11VA do 2ds 100 do prior 4s ...'06% do Bs reg 113»4 do pen 33 . 63% do coup 114%N.Y..C. & SLL.4s!lO6tt District 3 -65s ..117% N. & W. fi s .. 124 V? Ala. class A 108 N. W. cons 141 do n 108 do deb. 5s US do C 100 Or. Nay. lsts !.H5 do currency ICO do 4s Ort Atchlson 4s 92 Or. S. L C>i't.'r 127% do adj. 4s 6(.'% do os.t.r 99*2 Can. So. 2ds 109% Or. Imp.lats.t.r 111 C&N. P 85% do ss. t.r.' ' BBV4 C & O. 5s iifi Pacific 6s <rf '95 103% C, H. & I). 4%5.101% Reading -Is . D. & R. G. lsts..l(X> R. G. W. lsts ' do 4s 94% St.L. & I.M.con ! East Term. 15t5.. 107 St. l,. &S.P.( Erie gen. 4s 71 St. P. con 1391 A P.W. & D.lsts.t.r. IV, St.P.,C. & P.lVts'.l2l Gen. E!ec. 5s ....101 I do . "is ... ugu G.H. & S. A.65..10!> So R'y 5s ... "" 92' A do 2ds 104 S. R. &T. fa.! 60 11. &T.C. 5s liO Term. new set do con. Os .. ..10fl T. P., L. G..lk lowa C. lsts ion I do reg, 2ds 3394 K. P. cOTi.t.r 99% U. P. lsts ..' l"i do Ist (D.D.)r.r..119 U. P. D.&G.ists 35U La. new cons. 45.102 Wab. Ist ss. 108% L. & N. Uni. 45.. 86 do 2ds .. S'-'Ki Missouri Ba 100 W. S. 4s 109% M. K. & T. 2ds .. 66% Va. Centuries 71 do 4s 89% do deferred 3 N. Y. C. lsts ....116% . , NEW YORK MIXING STOCKS. Cholor }0 5 Ontario ~ W&i Crown Point 2( )j>hir ... 50 Con. Cal & Va.. 90 Plymouth .. .... 08 Peadwood 9i Qu cksih er . 100 Goird & Curry .. 30 do pfd .... 250 Hale & Norcross. 1 2T> Sierra Nevada 60 Homestake 40 00 Standard .. 1 40 Iron Silver 40 Union con 40 Mexican 2\\ Vr!!ow Jacket 25 BOSTON MINING SHARES. ATouez Mm. Co.. 1 Centennial 7. 9% Atlantic 27% Osceola 41% Boston & Mont ..158% Quincy ... no Hutte & Boston . 2',% Pamarack 143% Calumet & Hecla.49B Wolverines 18% FOREIGN FINANCIAL. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.— Evening Post's Lon don financial cablegram: Americans were dull here today in response to New York prices, but the close was above the? lowest. Gold is in good demand. Of fCOO.OOo gold in bars and sovereigns from the Cape, £100,000 in sover eigns has gone to the Hank of England £100 - 000 In bars to the continent, and £100,000 to India. The latter Is not an exchange opera tion. Money is likely to be more in demand next week. WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT. NEW YORK. Jan. 29.-The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Loans, increase $4,334 250 Specie, increase 2!30r>!600 Specie, increase 2,445,200 Legal tender, increase ' 3,89] Deposits, increase 8,011^400 Circulation, decrease 124!&00 The banks now hold $35. (109. 450 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. NEW YORK MONEY. NEW YORK. Jan. 29.— Money on call easy at 1% per cent; last loan, 1% per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 3<&4 per cent. Sterling exchange steady, with actual business In bankers' bills at $4.84% for demand and at I $firstname.lastname@example.org% for 60 days. Posted rates, $4.83 I @4.83/4 and $4.85^(54. 86. Commercial bills $4.81i^54.82. Sliver certificates. 56-\*t5714,c1 Bar silver, 56% c. Mexican dollars, 45-')ie. BANK CLEARINGS. St. Pau1— 5539,528.11. Minneapolis— sl,ll6,l9B. Chicag0— 513, 472. 3C.9. Boston— sl7. 7Bo. 7SX. New York— slsC,. r ,01,508. TREASURY STATEMENT. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.— Today's statement of the condition of the treasury shows: Avail able cash balance, $241,134,919; gold reserve $164,005,478. -4^_ EPISODE OF THE LATE WAR. Last Mftht wf a Southern Soldier on the Battleflleld of Ualvern Hill. "Don't leave me, captain! Oh, don't leave me!"— words that came ti. me with an ago nized shriek from a bleeding and dying Confederate soldier on the evening of the great battle of Malvern Hill. July 1, 1562. He was a mere youth of 17 years, lay in a heap, gasping for the breath which w;is fast leaving him. along with the rays of sun* light, on that wad and im-morable "day. I. for whom that piteous cry v>\m meant, was a staff officer of the brigade to which the Louisiana regiment, the soldier boy's regi ment, was attached. Well mounted, I was galloping back across that bloody field to report the riuty I had perfornud, when suddenly arrested "in my course by the voice of despair and woe com ing from my stricken comrade. The day was fast passing away into darkness, a >i irk ness that seemed to enshroud this valley of death. The terrific cannonading on both sides that had lasted for hours from the surrounding hills (.Malvern hill being the central point of attack by the Confederates) 1 was supplemented by the booming of artil lery and the bursting of shells from the gun boats on the adjacent James river. Nature seemed to revolt at this scene of ! blood and carnage. Thunder and lightning i and an avalanche of rain came in quick sue- J cession with such great force as to cause 1 the stoutest heart to quake. This great \>:^r tle was the seventh day's fight to capture ' the city of Richmond. It was not an onil nary battle, but a demon's fight, and the final encounter between those two giants of war, Robert E. Lee and George li. McClellan. It gave the laurels of victory to the Southern chieftain, bedewed with the tears of broken hearts. Without stopping to consider what I, alone, could do for the dying youth, amidst the chaos and Increasing darkness of the night that prevailed I turned back and dismount ed to keep a lonely vigil with the dying. My horse, which, strange to say, had seemed frenzied with fear, became quiet and tract able, as thoueh he knew there was safety with his master. I called the buy, who had swooned away from loss of blood, and was glad to know he was not dead. Giving him the bridle of my horse to hold. I tore the sash from around my waist to bandage hia ; torn and bleeding limb. The boy was praying and called down God'a ! blessing on me. His petition to heaven seemed to be heard. The storm of wind and rain, although still high, \vas abating. Naught but the mournful wall of the wind through the surrounding forest could now be heard. i The great armies that h;t>l so lately confront ' ed each other in battle array had seemingly I vanished from the sfr-ne. I was alone on a I battlefield with the dead. Wet and dripping, i with the chill of night upon me, I waited' for , morning — and he, too. the brave soldier boy, was waiting for morning. Oh, God! will it ever come! He clasped my hand with hope and con ! fidence, and seemed to be happy and without pain. I believed he had gone to sleep. i Morning came, and he was still asleep — asleep to wake no more.— Washington Post. At School. Teacher— What is a meteor? Liitle Tommy— l heard Sister Nell say last night that a meteor was always a good ex« cuse for kissing. — Louisville Journal.