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No chiseled metal, but a
Whose branches, crossing, bear for
you and me
The bruised covering of Divinity.
No Figure made of brass or silver
V "v
Bat One of flesh for sinful man to
smite— \\_
A mass of wounds where once the
skin gleamed white.
No Face all beautiful, majestic, fair,
But only a Disfigurement is there,
In which both shame and agony have
No sliiniug nimbus on the drooping
But only thorn marks where the blood
was shed
There is no beauty la the Christus
Blood-stained and broken hangs the
Victim blest,
Abandoned by the object of His quest,
A nail-pierced Cross His only place of
'Tis this, the CnieHix that sin has
The Crucifix that sin-stained souls has
The Crucifix by love repentettt sought.
Ah, grieving Mother, let me stay with
thee v
Beneath the shadow of that mystic
Whereon Christ died for my iniquity!
Mgr. Binet, Bishop of Soissons, has
addressed a Pastoral Letter to his
clergy inviting tliern to look closely
into the question of lay auxiliaries.
The following passages of the Pastoral
are particularly expressive of. the prel
ate's desires in this regard:
"Even as, in missionary countries,
there are catechists, men and women
under the direction of an official in
stitution, who supply in that measure
permitted to them, in the absence of
the missionary, the works of that mis
sionary—so we desire that in every
locality of the diocese where no parish
priest resides, and also in the hamlets
that are removed from the presbytery,
there should be lay auxiliaries who
shall carry on the correspondence be
iween the parishioners and the priests,
and who shall take their place so far
as it is possible.
^•Jtrther functions1^trtistetf by tile
priest to the auxiliaries, we'place'hf'
the front rank watchfulness over the
sick and the baptism of infants whose
state is uncertain. The auxiliary
should be vigilant and should see that
the priest is summoned when his min
istry becomes imperative.
"After the care of the sick, comes
pious vigilance exercised over the
tabernacles where the Holy Eucharist
5s preserved. If the auxiliaries of the
diocese should be willing to go to the
limits of their generosity, they should
be willing to preside in the church or
chapel at certain pious reunions and
exercises on Sunday which must sup
ply for the absence of the more sacred
offices. They may read the Prayers
at Mass in the morning, and lead in
the evening the chanting of Vespers,
•Offer prayers for devotions before the
Most Holy Sacrament and chant the
appropriate hymns. A certain meas
ure of these devout exercises may
even be conducted under the leader
ship of the auxiliaries in presence of
the parish priest. The fidelity and
attachment of the Christians on the
far missions to these practices will
aerve them as models.
"Finally, what is far more import
ant—the catechism should be taught
by these auxiliaries. The religious ig
norance of children in country places
is very great in spite of the assiduity
•of priests to give them religious in
struction. In the localities removed
from the presbytery, this ignorance
.passes all that can be imagined."
Mgr. Binet makes a strong plea, on
closing, for the voluntary assistance
of collaborators who shall take upon
themselves the role of catechists.
me your God!" the doubter
point him out the smiling skies,
I show him peaceful sylvan scenes
I Bhow him winter snows and frost
I show him water tempest-tossed
show him hills rock-ribbed and
.bid him hear the thrush's song
I A'iow him flowers in the close—
The lily, violet and rose
I show him rivers, babbling streams
I ahw him youthful hopes, and
I show hjm maids with eager hearts
I show hifin toilers in the marts
I show him stars, the moon, the sun
.1 show him deeds of kindness done
Jl show joy, show him care,
"And still he holds his doubting
A\pd faithless goes his way, for lie
Is Jblind of soul and cannot see!
—John Kendrick Bangs.
Among the most precious treasures
of the Vatican are the gorgeous tiaras
worn by the "Pope on solemn occasions.
Of these may be mentioned the one
given by Napoleon to Pope Pius the
Seventh, the dfamond-encrusted one
presented to Pius the Ninth by Queen
Isabella of Spain, and the one given
by Emperor William the First, of Ger
many, to Pope Leo XIII. On account
of the weight of the gold and precious
stones, these tiaras are worn only on
^the most solemn occasions, and then
only for short intervals. Among the
fmny i3 the jjpssesslott o
I the

Pope, the most valuable are the great,
ruby presehted to Pope Leo XIII by
the late Sultan of Turkey, and the
sapphire and diamond ring given to
the same Pope by the Empress-Dow
ager of China.
(Continued from Page 1.)
through papal exemptions there was
nothing left for them to do in their
dioceses. Yet. the absence of the Bish
op from his diocese and his failure to
function as a Bishop when In rest
dence, was recognized to be one of the
chief causes of the Reformation.
Bishops During Reformation.
Time and again, the history of the
Church has shown that the role of
the episcopate, as it is of divine in
stitution, is indispensable to the life
of the Church in any given country.
When Henry VIII broke with the Holy
See, the center of Catholic unity, he
drew with him all the courtier Bish
ops of the land, save only the martyr
Fisher. They remained with him in
schism until his death. Then with
the coming of Edward, they saw clear
ly the drift of the movement they had
done so little to check. Mary's short
reign meant the restoration of the old
hierarchy. Then came Elizabeth at a
moment when, the Primate dead,
many sees were vacant, many held by
extremely aged Bishops. Yet only one
of the sixteen, Kitchin of Llanlaff,
took the oath of supremacy and was
not deprived of his see. A general be
wilderment possessed Catholic coun
cils. All sorts of remedies were
thought of—a Scottish queen, a Span
ish king, among others—but the old
Bishops died, one after the other,
some in the Tower, some in the care
of their usurping successors. One,
Geldwell of St. Asaph, absent upon
the continent at the time of the depri
vation, lived for many years, but nev
er ventured to return. As see after
see became vacant, no attempt was
made to fill them, and soon the strong
est opposition was raised to the es
tablishment of an episcopal govern
ment by misguided Catholics who
forgot the catacombs. The whole
country began to receive priests from
the new colleges of Douay, of Rome,
of Spain. They came with the cour
age of martyrs and many of them met
their tragic deaths on places as sa
cred to Catholic memories as Tyburn
Hill. The Jesuits soon came as ca
pable, as fearless, as the best of their
brethren. The Benedictines, the Fran
ciscans sought equally to labor in a
country so suddenly turned from the
deepest devotion to the Church into
the bitterest hatred of it. There is
no more thrilling page than that
which tells of the steadfastness, the
constancy, the courage of these brave
men and women who laid down their
lives so gladly for the old faith. Yet
in a large measure, it was thrown
away, for though they were saints and
blessed martyrs, yet in a human way,
they Jacked cohesion, prudence, direc
tion. The priests became chaplains of
the gentry and the surviving Church
the prey of a partisan cause. When
Bishops came, a century later, the
Catholics of England were hopelessly
divided and only ''the new people,"
the converts and the Irish immigra
tion—which the saintly Bishop Chal
loner foresaw, saved that Church from
utter extinction. Yet wise and holy
men once thought that in a field so
unprepared for heresy, so richly at
tuned to Catholic thought as was the
England of Elizabeth's day, the
Church could survive and be restored
through other means than that of a
devoted episcopate.
Had not Napoleon restored the hier
archy in France in 1803, the Church
would be non-existent there today.
Not that there were not millions of
loyal Catholics left in that afflicted
country after thirteen years of epis
copal deprivation, but that the life of
religion was ebbing away. There
were many with the courage of mar
tyrs but none with the sense or the
warrant of direction, none appointed
to rule the Church of God which He
had purchased with His blood.
Origin of American Episcopate.
The Church of this country began in
the old Colonial days as a mission
from England in which Bishops were
neither welcomed nor desired. It
endured for one hundred seventy
years without vigor, without growth.
Reduced, intimidated,' isolated, it min
istered to its few chapels without con
sciousness of the increase of the Cath
olic population or a sense of respon
sibility towards any other field than
that which it had inherited. Almost
unwillingly, as if violating a sacred
•tradition of inertia, John Carroll be
came the first Bishop of Baltimore in
1790. The day of his consecration,
however, marked the beginning of a
new era for the Church of America.
Its horizon was enlarged, its courage
renewed, its scope made ample as its
needs. A new spirit possessed it,
and it was here to stay, to enlarge its
tents, to be a part of a nation whose
language, thought, life it shared and
sympathized with.
The hierarchy thus happily begun
has grown in a hundred and thirty
years one hundred fold, and we now
number one hxmdred sees, dioceses
and archdioceses, without counting
our missionary district of Alaska.
It has been a period of constant and
prodigious change. We usually call
it a period of growth, and in a sense
we are right. Yesterday there was
nothing—today we are everywhere.
Yesterday we worshipped in log cab
ibs and in poverty, and today, though
still poor in comparison with our mul
tiplied needs, we have acquired much,
built much and planned more and are
quivering with the glow that rade la*
bora bring as their reward.
Bishops Were Pioneeriil
The outstanding fact of our short
btotory has been the vigor and the
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courage and the daring of our Bishops.
Had they not faced conditions in a
new way, had they as a body persist
ed in regarding their tasks with the
outlook of any old-world Bishop, no
matter how saintly, no matter how
learned, they would have proved them
selves recreant, to their charge and
but poorly served the Church. They
heard, thank God, and heeded the
apostles' word to rule the Church in
which the spirit of God had placed
them. With everything to do, they
set themselves to the task—ungrate
ful and fatiguing though it was—of
building up the material fabrics of
the Church, of acquiring buildings for
worship, for Christian education, for
all the works of Christian charity.
They labored under the compulsion of
saving their own from proselytism,
from indifference, from irreiigion.
They have done much, but they have
only begun their Herculean task.
What use will all our buildings be to
us if in twenty years or more they
shall be empty, if we do not now suc
ceed ii)i the far more difficult work of
building a Catholic viewpoint in the
hearts and minds of our teeming mil
Dangers of Indifference.
There are none but the Bishops of
the land to do this work. They can
not hope as the Bishopk of the other
lands once were permitted to do, that
the whole machinery of government
will be put at their service. Even
were such a consummation conceiv
able, they do not desire it, for well
they know the fickleness of majorities,
the instability of a public opinion
which is based on no fixed principles.
Against them are ranged the surviving
bigotries of the old Reformation pe
riod—the added suspicion of those
without religious affiliation who are
yet alarmed at the swarming foreign
element which in so large numbers
finds the only note of welcome and
the only reminder of home around
their altars. Still harder to bear is
the thought that many within the
fold, lulled into the comfortable iner
tia of those whose lot is cast in easy
circumstances, neither see the dangers
ahead of them nor have patience with
those who do. As if the French revo
lution had not been given for our in
struction! What Bishops of France
ever dreamed before 1790, that the eld
est daughter of the Church could get.
on without their councils or their
ministrations. Yet a day came when
they fled, not altogether in terror, but
as if to punish the excesses of their
turbulent children, confidently expect
ing to be recalled. In exile and in
poverty, they waited long years in
vain—princes and prelates in whose
veins ran the proudest blood of
France. Yet France rejected them,
and even tinder the Concordat declin
ed to receive them back on their own
terms. Had they but known in 1750,
yea, even in 1770, the storm that was
gathering against them, how differ
ently might not the history of, the
Church have been written.
Perils in America. i"
In a country like ours, swayed by
the surges of passionate sentiment,
what justification has any man to feel
himself secure? With a shout and a
cry and a slogan, the old order which
was but of yesterday is swept away
and we begin to build all things new.
Our national indifference to princi
ples, as if they savored of dogmas,
makes every new policy advocated
more summary in its finality and in
creases the dangers of those who, like
leM ngs
Women who are forced to earn their
daily bread by washing for their more
fortunate sisters seem to be far be
low the standard which our girl-grad
uates demand of a—lady.
Kid-glove bankers, salaried officials,
and pedigreed nobles, who live in the
mansions of our restricted districts,
might feel insulted if we dared to
call some of our street-sweepers and
If nothing but the jot) makes a man,
the work he does is worth more than
his name, writes Lordman. The poor
est cobbler may be a real prince in
A court fool may far outshine his
king in wit, and the wife of a sewer
digger may give the ablest financier
a lesson in thrift and teach a girl
from Bryn Mawr or Vassal- how to
make cookies, and raise a respectable
family on fifteen dollars a week.
It takes more than, a crown to make
a king, and more than a farm to make
a farmer.
If the purple and scarlet of royalty,
or the lofty manners and bank ac
counts of high society are their only
assets, they are to be pitied.
The Almighty chose a poor but roy
al carienter as the guardian of His
Son. The trade or job didn't matter
as long as Joseph was just.
Some of our modern scribes and
snobbish Pharisees would surely im
prove their standing in culture if they
took a few lessons in real humanity
from a simple, honest, virtuous and
God-loving washwoman.
The refinement which we sometimes
meet with among the poorer classes
ought to serve as a stimulus for those
who consider themselves as belonging
to the upper classes.
The orderly and refined simplicity
in the home of a laborer may repre
sent a far higher standard of culture
than the priceless ornaments and
trappings in the palaces of the rich
and mighty.
The king who salutes the lowest and
poorest of his subjects as well as his
Prime Minister with equal courtesy,
is a king indeed.
The pay—for teaching a crowd of
unruly children may be a trifle less
than President Harding's salary, but,
in point of service, they may be—
Our" prfsofls mayTiarB'cif "'meSTwho
are decorated with efficiency medals
and university degrees education
ourselves, conceive of life and death
as a whole and center our universe
on the living God. The Bishops of
this country for the most part, aware,
alert, if not alarmed, recognize the
task that is before them. It is theirs
to inspire their flocks with the for
mal consciousness of their divine pro
gram, to build up a Catholic mentality
in the groups with whose guidance
they are charged and to use the means
that are necessary and that are adapt
ed to that end. No body of Bishops
in any country of the world has a
more difficult task set before them than
have they who today welcome into fel
lowship the third Bishop of Superior.
He comes a man of mark in "his own
community. Fhident, learned, skilled
in the administration of a diocese,
large-handed in his charities, suave in
his address, to grace the office he as
sumes, to help his brethren in the
episcopate by his council and to rule
the Church of God in the diocese
which by the authority of the sover
eign Pontiff, he shall govern.
Bishop Pinten.
Hie glittering ceremony of his con
secration recalls the storied past of
which it is a symbol. The inspira
tion of his life as the burden of his
thought must he henceforth the de
posit of the faith which in this sacred
rite is represented by the open book
of the Scriptures that have rested
upon his shoulders. The fullness of
the priesthood which exerts itself
through the dispensation of the Sac
raments has been imparted to him
with the imposition of hands, and his
full initiation into episcopal equality
is betokened by the Mass which he
now celebrates in union with his con
secrators. Mitre and crosier and ju
dicial chair await him to convey with
unmistakable clarity .the insignia of
his authority to rule Che Church of
God. ..
Office of a Bishop.
The spirit of ancient reverence
breathes through the solemn prayers
and prefaces and examinations and
charges. It is no light thing, in the
language of the Pontifical, the Church
is doing today. This is no reward
of merit, no decoration for services
rendered, but rather a challenge and
a command to justify the choice of
men and to be indeed as Paul bade
Timothy, a man of God. The unac
customed one may mark the form, may
admire the. splendor, may be caught
by the accessories that seem to speak
of state and the pageantries of days
long gone by, but underneath it all,
the sober meaning of the hour tells
of an office that saints haye hallowed
and only a saint can properly dis
charge. To speak of a Bishop is to
speak of an immemorial line that runs
back to the apostles, of grave and rev
erent men in all ages and all lands
who lived and wrought for God, guard
ed truth, bestowed grace and ruled
the Church of God. High and holy
names of men who lived in self-denial,
spent laborious days and passed the
nights in watching and in prayer,
names from far and near, come to
daunt and to inspire our newest Amer
ican Bishop. Now may his heart be
filled with courage to labor with joy
in a diocese that shall henceforth be
his to rule in love and mercy and to
enrich with the flowers of his virtues
May he who sprung from the soil of
the land, know its qualities and its
defects, learn to |ove the people and
the place with which his life and
his activities-(thai! henceforth be as
alone is no guarantee against prison
The nobility of your pedigree is a
circumstance over which you have no
control the position you may hold,
and your rank in society may be due
to many things 'besides yourself, but
your culture depends upon you.
Unfortunately, too, many people are
only veneered with religion these are
superbly cultured and ideally moral
when sitting in judgment upon others.
The saints of God are recruited
from all the walks of life these will
give us a tip for the acquiring and
meaning of true culture.
If you are interested, and really
care to have some of this culture, look
up the lives of St. Elizabeth of Hun
gary, St. Catherine Of Siena or St.
Francis of Assisi. Among these, and
others like them, you'll find the trade
mark of real culture—refinement, sim
plicity, wealth and poverty, education,
religion, etc.—but always—malice to
ward none, charity for everybody, and
God above all.
The good old Engltofe- nUn^ for
maiden is spinster, because she is
supposed to be much occupied in the
useful employment of spinning. "What
do you think the beautiful word wife
comes from?" asks John Ruskin.
"Wife means weaver. You must ei
ther be housewives or housemoths, re
member that. In the deep sense, you
must either weave men's fortunes and
embroider them, or feed upon them
and bring them to decay. Wherever
a true wife comes, home is always
around her. The stars may be over
head, the glow-worm at her feet, but
home is where she is, and for a no
ble woman it stretches far beyond her
—better than houses ceiled with cedar
or painted with vermillion—shedding
its quiet light for those who else are
homeless. This, I believe, is the wom
an's true place and power." And, how
many glorious meanings has the word
"husband," as—"one who manages af
fairs with prudence "to manage with
economy "a working farmer "one
who tills the earth "the bread-win
ner." The young tiller and thresher
of corn woos this fair spinner that
she may become the wife or weaver
of his home. In the words of Scrip
ture may he say: "Her have I loved
and have f-ought her from my youth,
and have desired her for jpy Pftouse.
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The history of that Church joins to
gether the two great ages of human
civilization. No other institution is
left standing which carries the mind
back to the times when the smoke of
sacrifice rose from, the Pantheon.
The proudest Royal Houses
are but of yesterday when compared
with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs.
That line we trace back in an un
broken series from the Pope who
crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth
century to the Pope who crowned
Pepin in the eighth and far beyond
the time of Pepin the auglist dynasty
extends, till it is lost in the twilight
of fable. The republic of Venice came
next in antiquity. But the republic
of Venice was modern when compar
ed to the Papacy and the Papacy re
mains not in decay,, not a mere an
tique, but full of life and youthful
vigor. She saw the commencement
I have become a lover of her beauty.
She glorifleth her nobility by being
conversant with God, yea, and the
Lord of all things hath loved her, for
her conversation has no bitterness,
nor her company,, any weariness, but
joy and gladness/'
(Written for The Catholic Bulletin by
Dr. James Henderson.)
The hills of Down are not as high "as
those of "Himilay,"
But they grow sweeter to my heart
'and greener every day.
A£ Bight when moons come up the
sea, and blink* on. shore and
I'm traveling back in dreams, alack!
To see the hills of Down.
The hills of Down in Ireland, where
Howth is looking on
Tbe sea that seems so smiling, sweet
and in an Irish dawn
They're not so high nor yet so bold
as those of "Himilay."
But God! We see them in our dream
al thousand miles away!
O storied days of Ireland In that sweet
long ago,
When music rang tho' hearts did
And Ireland nursed her woei
Just call us back again to see the
sunrise sweet and fair,
And to the loving green boreens that
winding go o'er there.
And let us hear the linnet's note, and
too, the thrush's call,
For they will seem the sweeter now
since lifted is the pall
Since Erin smiles so sweet again and
hate has lost her crown,
Oh, sure the light must shine full
bright upon the hills of Down.
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ist in the world, and we feel no as
surance that she is not destined to
see the end of them all. She was
great and respected before the Saxon
had set foot on Britain, before the
Frank had passed the Rhine, when
Grecian eloquence still flourished at
Antioch, when idols wefe still wor
shipped in the temple of Mecca. And
she may still exist in undiminished
vigor when some traveler from New
Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast
solitude, take his stand on a broken
arch of London Bridge to sketch the
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Twice she came forth from the con
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Wanted—Thirty or forty good young
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For Sale—Baby-Carriage, in good
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Judge Florence E. Allen of Cleve
land, perhaps America's most widely
known woman jurist, has four rules
for happy marriages. They are:
1. The wife should.have a regular
allowance. Money matters cause
many divorces.
2. The husband should make a busi
ness partner of his wife. She should
share his confidence in all matters.
2. The wife should be sympathetic.
4.! The wife should never nag her
Husband. She should work with him.
Amplifying her four rules, Judge
Allen offers some pertinent opinions
on the "divorce evil" in America:
"Hasty marriages are the most com
mon cause of divorce. Young people
today marry hastily, not realizing the
personal responsibility. They are
ready to quit at the first quarrel.
"Women sometimes make the lives
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Girls who use rouge and powder
will, in later life, be compelled to cov
er their faces with veils, as the women
of the Orient do, if they do not wish
to be described as "frightful, fat and
forty," Dr. William L. Love of Brook
lyn stated in an address on Skin Dis
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Homeopathic Medical Society of tfce
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last week.
"We practicing physicians cannot
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ruined her complexion by these things.
We tremble to think what many of the
members of the growing generation
will look like when they reach forty."
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A colored minister met one of his
flock, a man who had just been mar
ried. Rastus was muttering to himself
and appeared to be laboring under
considerable excitement. So the min
ister halted him and asked what was
the matter.
"Lawdy," said Rastus. "It's Mandy.
Dat 'oman doan' do nofhin' but want
money. Yas-suh dat's what
it isr—
money, money, money all de time. In
de mohnin', fust t'ing, she ask fer
money. When I comes home to din
ner, she doan* talk notliin* but money*
wantin' money. Money, money, mon
ey—yassuh nothin' but money."
The minister was sympathetic.
"Well, dat's too bad," he said. "It
sho is a cross to have a 'strav'ganf:
wife. What ell® do wid all dat mon
"Do? I doklT know what she do
wid it. I ain't give her none yet."
This schoolboy "howler" is by no
means new, and one might even doubt
its authenticity, says George Harnard.
But it is such a classic that the ethics
of columning require every scribbler
to use it once in order to keep it iii
circulation. "Cromwell was a man
with an iron will, an unsightly wart,
and a large red nose, but underae&tfc
were deep religious feelings."
Some new "howlers" are brought tft
light by the "University Correspond
ent," which offered a prize" for the
best collection of twelve school-boy
errors. Here are a few of them:
"In his journey to Mt. Zion, Chris
tian had a fight with a polygon."
"Henry met Becket on the altatt
stern? and severely massacred him."
"Richard II is said to have b$en
murdered by some historians."
"Martin Luther did not die a nat
ural death, but was excommunfcated
by a bull."
"The Minister of War is a clergy
man who preaches to the soldiers."
"The guilds were the ancestors, of
trade unions, but now only old wom
en go there to sew."
"The River Rhine flows horizontally
until it reaches Basle, ami then
flows vertically."
Some say that httrt »ever comes by
silence, but they may as well say that
good never comes from speeches, for
where it is good to speak it is ill
be silent.
Killing Steef
Common liKht Rteers, 3..r0(ft)4.?6:
good native steers, 6.00®7.00 Rhort fpa
.steers. 7.00&7.50 long ted steers,
7.25"??8.00 good to choice fed yearllrut*,
8.00fi 8.75.
Covt'N nitd Heifer*—
Canners ami cutters, 2.."0ft'2.50 huTte
of butcher cows, 3.50^/6.00 choice
butcher cows, (i.00®6.25 choice heifers.
6.50 fi 8.00.
Stockern and Ktedero—
Pair to Kood yearlin«B* 4.i»0fi6.00
good feeders, 900-1,000 1h., 6.0fm7.(W:
fair feeders, 900-1,000 lbs., 5.00iff6.W V
Kood to choice yearlings, 6.00g"7.25.
Dairy own-
Fair to good cows, 25.00®50.00 good
to choice cows, [email protected]&.00.
Hog QnotatioBH—
Heavy packing hogs, 8.75tfT9 00*
heavy stags, 7.00ft 7.25 Yorkers, 10.00©
10.10 stock pigs, [email protected] cull i.igs,
4.00 ((i J.00.
Wheat—May, high, 1.58% low.
1.58%. July, hiffh, lAti
low, 1.46 close, 1.48.
Oat*—May, high, 34^ low, 23^4
close, ?,4 Vi July, high, ."{5 low, 35*
close, 35%.
Rye—May, high, 99 low, 98% clofle,
99. July, high, 96% low, 96 close.
Barley—May, high, 57Vt low, 67:
close, July, high, 59%
ft ii.
Flax—May, close, 2.8534*

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