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-Major Von Wissman, the German Governor of East Africa, who is on sick leave, has gone to the Harz Mountains to recuperate his health, which has suffered much lately from climatic influences. After a long stay it is hoped that he will be sufficiently convalescent to take up his former place in East Africa.
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In financial circles the event of the week has been the completion of the plan of the bankers of New York and other cities to restore the Treasury gold reserve, by exchanging about $20,000,000 of their own gold for legal tenders, and by forestalling, by a pool arrangement as to exchange, the relief which might be expected from the usual fall movement of exchange toward this country on account of the fall exports. We speak editorially of this plan elsewhere. The result in Wall Street was to arrest the depression prevalent in the early part of the week, but the market is still far from strong. On Monday of this week it was stagnant, and sales were small. On Saturday prices averaged about 11⁄2 per cent. higher than on Saturday of the previous week, though there were declines in Manhattan, Burlington and Quincy, and a few other stocks. It is to be noted that there has been no rise in the price of silver bullion, and the conclusion is drawn by many that there exists no real fear of silver free coinage becoming an actuality, and that the fear of a new bond issue (now averted, at least for some months) was the cause of the depression. The weekly statement of the banks showed a decrease of over twelve millions in deposit, of six millions in specie, and of over five millions in legal tenders; of course, the decrease in specie is due to the great gold transaction with the Government, while the decrease in deposits is mainly due to the gold exports. Reports of general trade from the country at large are not encouraging. Purchasers are holding back everywhere. Not a few strikes and closing of mills are recorded. Exports of wheat continue to increase, as compared with the previous week, and with last year, but are far short of the totals for the same week in 1894 and 1893. Business failures for the week (" Bradstreet's" report) were 280 as against 255 the week before, and 239 in the same week last year.
Street Railway Fares
Extraordinary low rates per mile are indicated by the distances for which a passenger may ride for a single fivecent fare, by the use of transfers, on some of the street railways, as may be seen in the following table compiled by the "Street Railway Journal :"
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promising. The crop is decidedly in advance
regarding the progress made with the construc-
for the previous year. The exports of corn from New Orleans for the past twelve months amounted to 19,676,703 bushels, compared with but 2,572,362 bushels for 1895. During this period New York secured but 23,527,779 bushels, while with fair rates in effect from the West it should have handled at least 40,000,- 000 bushels. "The cause of all this ruinous diversion," says the "Inter-Ocean," "is summed up in the words Joint Traffic Association. This combine, which is nothing more than a scheme to inflate American railroad stocks in Europe, stubbornly refuses to either reduce rates from Chicago to the East or to readjust them in a way to meet the strong competition of the roads leading to the Southern and Southeastern ports, which are not members of this confidence organization."
Our Merchant Marine
The report of the Navigation Bureau shows that during the year ending June 30, 1896, 709 vessels of 204,000 gross tons were built in the United States and officially numbered by the Bureau of Navigation, compared with 682 vessels of 133,000 tons for last year, an increase of 71,000 tons. Steam vessels built numbered 322 of 135,000 tons, compared with 283 of 75,700 tons for the previous year. Steel as chief material of construction has increased to 106,900 tons from 47,700 tons for the previous year. Nearly three-fourths of the steel tonnage was built on the great lakes. The tonnage built and numbered on the great lakes was 104 vessels of 92,000 tons, compared with 93 vessels of 38,000 tons for the previous year. This indicates the rapid increase in size of the vessels. of the lake fleet.
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The "Journal" says: "Brooklyn appears to take the palm by giving an electric ride of 18 miles for 5 cents, but Chicago beats this in the case of a steam road, which carries passengers a straight trip of 21 miles for a single nickel, and goes to the expense of printing, selling, collecting, and auditing a ticket for each trip also. But, taking the actual distance traveled, street railway rates are not so remarkably low compared with those of steam roads,
for an immense number of their fares are re
ceived for short trips of 1, 2 or 3 miles, for which 5 cents is a profitable rate, and passengers are constantly leaving and arriving on every run through a populous city. On the long runs the business would be done at a heavy loss were it not for the large returns from the short trips." In New York City
there can be made out at least one route under the present system of transfers by which a passenger could, theoretically, ride for ever.
The crop bulletin issued by the The Crops Weather Bureau for the week ending July 20 says that the week has been generally favorable for growing crops in the principal agricultural States. Too much rain, however, has caused damage to grain in shock in the Ohio Valley and in Tennessee. Corn has made excellent progress during the week, and the outlook for this crop in the great corn States continues most
From time to time we hear assertion that the West is ceasing to send its exports through New York. At the People's Party Convention, in St. Louis, one delegate is quoted as threatening the East with a total withdrawal of Western exports from Eastern ports. The Chicago "Inter-Ocean" publishes a statement made by a railway officer about exports of lard and corn which seems to show a movement in these two commodities at least to seek export through other points than New York. These figures show that during the past twelve months 12,019,305 pounds of lard have been exported from New Orleans, while during the entire preceding year this port secured but 726,216 pounds. During the same periods the exports of lard from New York dropped from 289,177,945 pounds in 1895 to 261,921,961 pounds in 1896, while for the year just closed the total exports of lard from this country greatly increased over the preceding twelve months. From Galveston, Norfolk, and Newport News the exports of corn for the year ending June 30 amounted to 19,339,675 bushels, compared with 6,682,000 bushels
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Mrs. Dearborn-Is she unmarried? Mrs. Lakefront-Decidedly so. She has been unmarried three times.- Truth.
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Teacher-Tell me a few of the most important things existing to-day which did not exist a hundred years ago. Tommy-Us.Paris Messenger.
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"Those sandwiches remind me of my native town," said a Massachusetts man at the railway restaurant. "Deadham ?" asked the girl at the counter. "No; Needham."Boston Commercial.
In an Irish daily there recently appeared this advertisement: "Wanted-A gentleman to undertake the sale of a patent medicine; the advertiser guarantees it will be profitable to the undertaker."-Household Words.
"It's remarkable to see how much condensed milk is being used nowadays," remarked the summer boarder. "Yes," replied the guileless dairyman as he reached for the pump-handle, "and how much expanded milk, too."-Washington Star.
"I hear your family are at Bolivar-by-theSea?" "Yes." "How is it down there?" "Well, if it wasn't for the hotels and the mosquitoes and the noise of the ocean and the people and the sand it wouldn't be half bad if you couldn't go anywhere else."-Harper's Bazar.
A gentleman was assisting at a bazaar last winter by reciting now and again during the evening. He had recited once or twice, and the people were sitting about chaffing, when he heard one of the committee go up to the chairman and whisper: "Hadn't Mr. better give us another recitation now?" Whereupon the chairman replied: "No, not yet; let them enjoy themselves a bit longer." -Tid-Bits.
A New England clergyman was for some time disturbed by the members of the choir. Finally, he found a way of quieting them. After the long prayer one Sunday he announced a hymn, as usual, and added: "I hope the entire congregation will join in singing this grand old hymn; and I know the choir will, for I heard them humming it during the prayer."-Lewiston Journal.
The late Lord Chief Justice of England used to tell his friends this anecdote at his own expense: Driving in his coupé toward his court one morning an accident happened to it
at Grosvenor Square. Fearing he would be belated, he called a nearby cab from the street rank, and bade the Jehu drive him as rapidly as possible to the court of justice. "And where be they?" "What, a London cabby, and don't know where the law courts are at Old Temple Bar?" "Oh, the law courts, is it? But you said the courts of justice." On his way to his judicial seat the Chief Justice saw at once that a line was drawn in the common mind between law and justice. As if, for instance, while one was dispensed, the other was dispensed with.The Green Bag.
In a well-known bank in Edinburgh the clerks are presided over by a rather impetuous manager, whose violent fits of temper very often dominate his reason. For instance, the other day, he was wiring into one of them about his bad work. "Look here, Jones," he thundered, "this won't do! These figures are a perfect disgrace to a clerk! I could get an office boy to make better figures than those, and I tell you I won't have it! Now look at that five. It just looks like a three. What do you mean, sir, by making such beastly figures ? Explain!" "I-er-I beg pardon, sir," suggested the trembling clerk, his heart fluttering terribly; "but-er-well, you see, sir, it is a three." "A three!" roared the manager. "Why, you idiot, it looks just like a five!" And then the subject dropped for an indefinite period.-Scottish-American.
Old Mrs. K., an orthodox member of the Society of Friends, was noted for her uncompromising truthfulness. The story is told of her that one day, when out driving with her daughter, they met a young acquaintance of Miss K.'s. Mrs. K. halted her horse while the two girls chatted for a moment, and Miss K. took the opportunity to invite her friend to spend the following day with her. Mrs. K., who was not fond of young people, maintained a rigid silence during the invitation. The
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carriage came dashing up again behind her. her daughter for her lack of courtesy, and Mrs. K. had evidently been taken to task by wished to set herself right. Leaning out of her wagon, she called to the astonished young woman: "I want to say, Anna B., that I haven't any objections to thee coming tomorrow!"-New York Tribune.
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