o WHEN LOVE WENT BY. When Lova went by I acarcely bant Mr ayes to aw which way be went. Life bad so many joya to abuw, What time bad I to watch bim go, Or bid biui In, whom full aent? But when the day waa well nigh apent. From out the casement loog I leant Ah, wonld I bad been watching ao When Love went by I Gray days with dismal ulghta are blent, Lonely and mid and discontent; I wonld bia feet hud been more alow. Oh, In-art of mine, how could wa know Or realize what passing meant When Love went by? Woman's Hume Companion. r T waa the yellow kitten who did It" Miss Priscllla Trice said at the church social In her moat positive manner, and 110 one, not even Mrs. 'Llua Miller, pretended to contradict her. "It's the truth, indeed," Mrs. Sarah Crump agreed, with her fat, comfort able chuckle, and the society In a liody responded, "That's so." Yes, the yellow kitten was responsi ble for the wedding that was to cu;ue off to-morrow and that would tiiua unite forever not only two very attract ive young people, but also the well known families of Price and Campbell. But we have begun at the wrong end of the story, for Miss Priscllla ought to have made, and In fact did make the remark about the yellow kitten at the end of the narrative, and not at the beginning. And t line, to get things straight, we will start over again In the old-fashioned orthodox way. Once upon a time (not so very long ago, either) the little village of Pine vllle flourished like a green bay tree. It Is true It bad not arrived at trolley cars or electric lights, but It was a very charming place to visit nevertheless. Bicycling was not entirely unheard of, though those who rode were scarce a few visitors at the summer boarding bouse In the little hills Just outside the vlllag had Introduced the wheel, but the most conservative Plnevllllnns, Miss Priscllla Price at the bead, quite frowned down upon the sport, and Miss Kebetca Slow has said. In season and out of season, that "If any niece of hers so demeaned herself as to be guilty of such an unladylike, worldly amuse ment, she would be sorry, that's all," and then an expression of having al ready made a will would pass over her austere countenance. But to the story! There were two prominent families In the village who bad lived there since the very existence of the settlement, and with whom all the best people craved to be connected lu some way. They were the Campbells and the Prices, and Miss Priscllla, who Insists upon getting Into print just as If she were a heroine, was one of the most respected members of the latter tribe. As it has been hinted before, this Is an old-fashioned story, and has a genuine heroine, to wit, Mabel Camp bell. Of course, there is a hero, too, whom the girls said "was just too sweet to live," and their 'mothers de clared that he was a perfectly safe young man, while the fathers and brothers, though not going quite so far, had only good words to say of Charlie Price, at your service. Now the "gentle reader" or, as some writers prefer to say, the "fair reader," has doubtless guessed the sequel. Charlie was in love with Mabel, and the wedding, though properly opposed by the powers that were, waa a natural consequence. But where or when did the yellow kitten come In? All In good time, my friends. The Campbells and the Prices had a feud of long standing, originating In the years gone by over the fence boundary, each head of the family claiming twelve feet more of ground than the other considered his due. For tunately this feud was conducted In a quiet and perfectly lawful manner, and poison, bowie knives and pistols did not figure in it. But the feud was a posi tive one, notwithstanding. No Camp bell or Price had ever been known to shake hands, not even at a church so cial, which Mrs. 'Lias Miller and Miss Rebecca Slow denounoed far and wide as "onChristlnnlilce." But In spite of the disapproval of many of their com mon friends, there was apparently no chance of any of the members making up until well, Just before this story was written. The places adjoined, as the disputed boundary line suggested; In fact the whole village had grown up around them, and what was once an old coun try lane where their gates stood, was now a smart village street. As children, our hero and heroine had several times displayed much contempt for the family fuss, and bad been seen playing together, though often forcibly separated by indignant parents with threats of being sent supperless to bed If the offense was repeated. Evidently they bad Inherited none of the 111 feel ing of their ancestors, which was mighty unnatural, Miss Priscllla thought, though, as she always said, site blamed the mothers on both sides who certainly had not Inculcated tne proper spirit of righteous resentment and unappeased wrath In their off spring. But when childhood was over, Mabel Campbell was estranged by circum stance from Charlie Price as complete ly as If an ocean had been between them Instead of a paliug fence. When she was 18 she came back from board ing school and was pronounced old enough for picnics and socials, and was. Indeed, the acknowledged belle of the Young People's Pleasure Club, and the favorite even of matrons and spin sters at sewing bees and Dorcas socle ties, and a perfect id 1 at home. She was an only child, and the lore that seemed to overflow from father and mother was expended upon innumer able pets. She had two fat Yorkshile puppies, a pug dog, a parrot, and a cat who recently had added to the proces sion a yellow kitten, of the story. This mall animal was up to mischief of all kinds, and had the most exploring turn j of mind, for she was forever getting ! tost and being returned to her mistress ' by little boys of the village, who thus ! turned many an honest penny.' 5ENATOR STEWART HAS Senator Stewart of Nevada, who is the proud possessor of tba most luxuriant growth of whiskers In the Senate, baa never been ahaved lu his life. Hi beard began to sprout when he waa about 10, aiyl he la now 75. "Oh, yes," aaid he the other day, "1 have often thought of shaving. Kind-hearted frienda bare given me razors tud advised me to go to work on my beard, but 1 never took their advice. You see, when I whs a young man I never owned a razor, and I had to let my whiskers ruu wild. Now it is too late. My constituent would rage and my political career would bo wrecked." One afternoon Mabel had been out n the woods with her young friends hunt lug for chestnuts, and on her return was greted with the sad tidings that the yellow kitten had again strayed from home. A search throughout the place was at once begun. Evening came on, however, and uo yellow kitten put In an appearance. Mabel became much distressed, as she was sure that an evil fate had at lust overtaken her pet. She begged to be allowed to send over to the Prices, and see If the wan derer, scorning old opinions, bad found her way there, but her parents would not consider such a proposition, so for that night the household was mluus the kitten. The next day was spent In looking for the loved though lost, and many of the village boys joined lu the hunt, but with no result. Toward sunset Mabel decided to walk through the woods that skirted the vil lage, thinking possibly her little prodi gal might be somewhere about, and down a shady path she went. She fan cied ere long that she heard a monn a very sad. klttenly moan It was and soon discovered up In a tree, tangieil most promiscuously lu creeping vines, the yellow kitten, unable to free her self. In vain Mabel called and tried to entice her from her perilous position; only piteous little meows were the re sult. If she only had a long stick, or, still better, If Bhe could climb the tree, something might be done, but the years spent at boarding school had robbed her of all her childish accomplishments. In the nildlst of her dilemma, help was forthcoming she little dreamed of. Through the bushes she heard the sound of approaching footsteps and a cheerful whistle. Soon the author of these pleasant noises was In view. It was Charlie Price, the family enemy, and, to boot, a splendid young athlete! Mabel forgot the traditions of three generations of bitterness and called out to her 'playmate of former days: Charlie Mr. Trice, 1 mean can you help me? See my poor yellow kitten; she cannot get down," pointing, as she spoke, to the tree which contained her treasure. "With pleasure, Miss Mabel! Beg pardon, Miss Campbell. Poor little beastle she is caught In the vine." And with that he sprung up the tree with the agility of a squirrel or a circus rider, and at some peril of broken limbs rescued the kitten and placed her In the outstretched arms of her young mis tress. Then it was the most natural thing In the world for our hero to walk home with our heroine, and still more natural the next day when they by chance met in the same woods, to stop and speak of the lost one. Thus, In spite of the fam ily feud, the Intimacy ripened between the young branches. It was useless for Mabel's parents to protest; Indeed, nothing short of a com mand would have stopped this new and delightful friendship, and Charlie bold ly announced to his paternal that he was tired of keeping up such an anti quated fuss; let the grandfathers light ont their own battles In whatever world they were now residing, but he, for bis part would no longer encourage hatred, malice and all uncharltable ness. Ere the winter had advanced Charlie Price was known throughout Plnevllle to be Mabel Campbell's "steady com pany," and although Miss Priscllla, at the head of the Price family, and old Mr. Jonas Campbell, Mabel's great un cle, the chief of the Campbell tribe, de clared In unmeasured language their opinion of the doings of their young rel atives. It was useless, and, in fact, hur ried up matters. Then the two moth ers, who secretly bore no malice, ex changed calls, and actually Mrs. Camp bell was overheard to say that Mrs. Price's sausage receipt was the best In the village, while Mrs. Trice made no denial of having borrowed Mrs. Camp bell's knit quilt as a guide for the one she was making to exhibit at the coun ty fair In the spring. From that the fathers of the two peacemakers met and discussed poll tics, and not boundary lines over the disputed fence. By this time, as may well be imagined, the wedding prep arations were well uui r way. At the suggestion of Charlie bis new house was to be built directly over the part of the ground that both Campbells and Prices claimed, and this was universal ly regarded as the most amicable Set NEVOR BEEN SHAVED tlement of the trouble, and lo and be hold! the marriage was announced to take place on the following Easter Tuesday. And Just then did Miss Priscllla Price maker her statement that the yellow kitten did It, and the entire village agreed with her. "BONA-FIDE AMERICAN. Ir. William Mason Telia an Anecdote of the Violinist Kenienyi. "I have already bad something to say of Eduaid Kemenyl, the Hungarian violinist who accomixiuled Brahms to Weimar lu 1853, says a writer la the Century. He was a talented mini and was esteemed by Liszt as being. In his way, a good violfulst. He belonged to the class typified by Ole'ltull. but did not achieve so great a reputation. He remained at Weimar after Brahms left there, and 1 became Intimately ac quainted with hi in. He was very en tertaining and so full of fun that he would have made a lip-top Irishman. He was at home In the gypsy music of his own country and this was the main characteristics of Ills playing. He had also a fad for playing Schubert melo dies on the violin with the most atten uated pianissimo effects and occasion ally his hearers would listen Intently nfter the tone had ceased. Imagining that they still heard a trace of It Not long before leaving Weimar 1 had some fun with bim by asking If be bad ever heard "any bonn-flde American spoken." He replied that he did not know there was such a language. "Well," said I, "listen to this for a spec imen: 'Chlng-a-llug-a-dardee, Chebung cum Susan.' " I did not meet him again until 1878, twenty-four years after leaving Weimar. I was going upstairs to my studio in the Stelnway Building when some one told me that Kemenyl had arrived and was rehears ing for his concert lu one of the rooms above. , So. going up, I followed the sounds of the violin, gave a quick knock, opened the door and went in. Kemenyl looked at me for a moment, rushed forward and seized my hand, and ns he wrung it cried out: "Chlng-a-llng-a-dardee, Chebung cum Susan!" He bad remembered It all those years. A Plant that Coughs. The vine Eutnda tussiens Is called the coughing bean. It Is a native of moist, tropical regions, and there is one thing which it cannot, and moreover will not. stand, and thnt is dust. When the breathing pores of this plant become choked by dust the gases accumulate within the leaf for a time and are then forcibly expelled in an audible par oxysm of coughing and sneezing which makes the leaf tremble violently. At the same time the whole plant turns red In the face, so to speak, through the sinking In of the green chlorophyll grains and the appearance of particles of red coloring matter on the surface. The eutada Is sometimes cultivated as a house plant. Sweeping the room is apt to set the plant coughing to the In tense astonishment of persons who are not familiar with Its peculiarities. The respiration of plants is carried on through the leaves. On the underside of leaves are millions of micro scopic mouths, each of which is opened and closed by two movable lips. These openings are the termination of pass ages which are filled with water vapor, air, and other gases, produced by the chemical changes which accom pany growth. Odd Furniture. Perhaps the oldest suit of furniture In the world is owned by a certain hotel keeper. For many years he bas made it his business to collect match boxes, of which he has now a collection of 4. 000. He ordered a skilled cabinet maker to equip a room with furniture made of these boxes. The outfit con sists of a writing table with smoking apparatus, Are screen, a cabinet, a chair and other smaller articles. Perfidious Man. Mrs. Linguist I want to get a di vorce. My husband talks In his sleep. Lawyer Soozem But. my dear mad am, that Is no ground for divorce. There Is no cruelty In Mrs. Linguist But be talks In Latin, and I don't understand that language at all. Baltimore American. A man who neglects bis own business can't be trusted to look after other peo ple's affairs. Women who lira la Data In London are finding it almost Impossible to em ploy servants, because they are so com pletely Isoluted from the outside world. At a dluuer given by Count Bonl de Castellaue in purls re'iitly, dwarf cherry trees loaded with fruit were used for ornament and the cherrlea for dessert. The cherries, It Is said, cost $4 each. The trees bad been forced In hothouses. One of the most frequent uses to which the telephone Is put by French couutry subscribers Is that of an alarm to wake them lu the morning. Those who wish to be aroused at a given hour have only to advise the telephone ad ministration the night before of an hour at which they wish to be ruug up. The Land That Swings Like a Ham mock Is the name given by Indians to the territory about Sau Salvador, Cen tral America. That city was entirely destroyed by an earthquake on March 111, 1873, hut the people had grown alarmed and had deserted It, so only five hundred were killed. It flourishes to-day. A. recent careful count by a com petent person places the wbol number of buffaloes living to-day at oily 1,024. Or. William T. Hornaday says It would have been as easy to count the leaves In the forest as to calculate the num ber of buffaloes living at a given time during the history of the species pre vious to 1870. The "towers of silence" are two tall towers In Persia, so called by the Tar sees. They never bury the dead, but leave the body exposed on the top of one of these towers until the sun and the rain and the fowls of the air have cleaned the bones of all flesh. Then the bones are collected and placed In the other towers. There Is no doubt the first Idea of a suspension bridge was suggested to primitive man by the Interlacing of tree branches and parasitical . plants across rivers. Probably monkeys used them before men did. In very moun tainous countries, such as Thibet and Peru, they have apparently been used since the dawn of history, possibly earlier. Hoboken, N. J., Is the most densely populated city In the country, having sixty-one Inhabitants to the acre. At the opposite extreme, New Orleans bas but two to the acre. Los Angeles, Qal., and Lynn, Mass., are oddly bracketed as having the most park space, an acre to every twenty-eight Inhabitants. Jer sey City bas but an acre to every 11, 488 Inhabitants. Boston is the richest per capita city In the country and spends the most per capita. If her wealth was evenly distributed every Inhabitant would have $1042 worth of property. Of course, In aggregates New Y'ork Is far ahead of all the rest, having a valua tion on a one hundred per cent basis of $4,733,114,370, or enough to pay the national debt four times over, with a comfortable ln!nce of $.'10O,0O0,O(X). Tacoma has the largest per capita debt In the country, $115.74. . It Is a well-known fact that the en tire Atlantic seaboard Is sinking at the rate of two feet a century from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras. If It can sink that fast. It certiVnly has no very solid underpinning, and some day the props may let go all at once, and where will New Y'ork be? Vnst tracts of Holland are already far below the surface of 'he sea, and the waves are kept out with the great dikes, and science says thnt Holland, Belgium, Lenmnrk and ill the southern coast of the Baltic Sea ire sinking steadily. The entire conti nent of Atalanta has gone down under .he waves. Why should not other con tinents follow? Finding Days of the Week. The prematurely aged young man whose duty It Is to get up the Kecord's "Answers to correspondents" column says that queries of the same nature ilways come in bunches. They seem ;.o be epidemic. Just at present a great many people seem eager to know what day of the week they were born on, ,ind It keeps him busy figuring the dates out. He has a system which he uses, and for the benefit of others who may be In search of like Information It Is herewith given. For Instance, take Jan. 15, 188. A man born on that date writes to know what day of the week It fell on. In order to ascertain this divide the figures representing the year by 4, rejecting the remainder, If any. To this dividend and quotient add the number of days In the year to the given date, Inclusive, always reck oi'l' g twenty-eight days in February. Divide the sum by 7, and the remain der will be the number of the day of the week, 0 signifying Saturday. Here is the Illustration, taking Jan. 15, 18GS): 4)1808 - 4tl7 15 Number of days to Jan. 15. , 7)2350 3355 Thus, by this calculation, which Is In fallible, It will be seen that Jan. 15, 1808, fell on the fifth day of the week, which Is Thursday. Philadelphia Record. He Knew. One cold, gusty December evening a man was struggling along against the wind, his overcoat buttoned to the neck. He was rather anxious to know what time It was, but he was too lazy to unbutton bis coat in order to get at his watch. Just then he saw a gentleman In the distance. When he came up the man who wanted to know the time raised his hat politely and Inquired: "Sir, do you know what time It Is?" The stranger paused, removed bis right glove, unbuttoned his overcoat and finally pulled out his watch, while the cold wind beat against his unpro tected breast. Holding up the watch so that the light of an adjacent lamp would shine on It, he scrutinized it for an Instant, and said "Yes," and then passed on without another word. Tit Bits. A pert schoolgirl recently Informed her mother that she didn't propose to wear short dresses any longer. SLAVE It Y IN LONDON. DEPLORABLE CONDITION OP EN GLISH SHOP WORKERS loflnlte Horrors of the "Living-In" System tuforcei by Klcu 1 roprle tors Hot h Meu and Wo me J Are Poor ly Paid and Heavily Hue J. Thousands of the worklug girls a.) men of Loudon, with the assistance of Influential members of Parliament, are making a determined effort tu alleviate the deplorable conditions under which they are now compelled to labor. The poor shop workers are Imposed upon 1 1 many ways by the rich proprietors of some of the metropolis' biggest depart ment houses and the condition of many Is described as little better than sla very, from which up to the present there has been no hope of escaping, as the majority of the shop workers have no other means of obtaining a liveli hood. Oue of the systems enforced by some of the proprietors Is known as the "11 v-lng-lu" system. By this plan the em ployes are lodged and fed together at the employer's expense and are under his jurisdiction night as well as day. The system has many advantages In theory, but In practice they are found to be remarkably few. The grievances of the shop assistants who have to "live in" begin with their sleeping rooms. Of all the big London shops there are not more than one or two where every assistant has a bed to him self or herself. The general rule, Is two, and sometimes three. In one bed and f - - , mm HEAKT OF LONDON'S SHOPPING DISTKICT. eight or nine lu every room. The rooms, too, are about as. bare and unattractive as it is possible to make them, fron bedsteads constitute the furniture. There are no chairs, no tables, no cup boards. Every assistant keeps bis or her clothes In ' a trunk under the bed, and If Inadvertently any article. Is left lying out It Is usually confiscated. It Is against the rules to have any pictures, photographs or orna ments on the walls or any flowers, eith er in pots or vases. The girls are for bidden to do any needlework lu their dormitories, ('old water and basius are supplied by the generous bouse, but the clerks have to get thelr soap and tow els. If they break any article of furni ture or crockery they have It to pay for. No assistant Is allowed to visit any other assistant In his or her room; none Is allowed to receive a friend from out side anywhere In the building. But the hardest rule of nil Is that the clerk cannot choose his bedfellow or b.tl feliows, but is forced to "bunk In" wherever he is put. and If his bedmates THE I.OXDOtf SIIOPOIKI,. be of bibulous proclivities and come home drunk, or happen to have auy disease, why, so much the worse for him. This unbreakable rule is the same In the girl's department as in the men's. There Is a sitting-room for the girls and a smoking-room for the meu, but they are both always crowded to suffocation, and the assistant who would like to read a book or write a letter, has no chance at all. It is one of the1 bitterest cries of what the victims have dubbed "The white slavery" that there is no such thing as privacy that one Is never alone. Again, every assistant half sus pects every other of being one of the firm's staff of unknown spies, and they distrust each other accordingly. Everybody must be out of the living rooms by 8 o'clock In the morning and rn again at 11 at night by 12 on Sun days. The living rooms are generally hi a building in a side street nenr the shop, and at the street door there is a Cerberus who lets In the young men and young women as they arrive, up to the forbidden hour, when the door Is shut, and If a girl has been delayed In getting back It's ten to. one he. will have to walk the streets all night un less she can find friends to "put her up." Just fifteen minutes after the closing hour the gas goes out everywhere, and anyone who bas a light later than that time is discharged. Not even a candle is allowed. In most bouses It Is a rule that all rooms shall be unoccupied on Sunday, and wwM of the assistants are glad to live up lo it, but sometimes, wheu the seventh day happen to be rainy, It comes hard. No marriage la tolerated wLere "liv ing In" obta'ns If the firm gets wind of an affection between a man and a girl one of the two is promptly dis charged. Such houses will not employ a married man If they kuow It, but sometimes they are outwitted by uieu who hee their better halve only from Saturday to Monday. It Is another bard and fast rule that none of the mule employes lu these shops may vote. The dining-room Is usually a dark one lu the cellar, not Invariably free from cockroaches, known lu England as black beetles. The meals are served on long oilcloth-covered tables, bare of anythlug beyond the essential Imple ments of gastronomic warfare. As a rule the food is Indifferent, for the pro prietor Is constantly dissatisfied with the chef's efforts In the way of econ omy, and the bill of fate hardly ever consists of more than three staples. The damp root. i Is lighted with flaring gas lights. The stale bread, raucld "butter Ine," a pallid chicory mixture that mas querades as "coffee," stewed tea and tainted meat, and having to bolt It lu fifteen or twenty minutes amid a clat ter of dishes, combine to make a ghust ly experience. The clerks go to their meals In "par ties" and are as llnble as not to be called back to the shop again before they ran eat two mouthful. If a clerk Is busy when his "party" Is ready to go h has to wait an hour or more until all thw parties have finished, when there la a special table for stragglers, and If he Is busy when that time ciuues be has to go hungry. It often happens that a man or girl has to work on for eight or nine hours In a busy Time without a bite. The proprietor does not have much trouble with grumblers, however bad a table he "sets." The reason is that he fines his people two shillings sixpence, or 02 cents, a grumble. The London shop man draws a salary of from f 150 to $'.'25 a year In addition to his board and lodging; the shop girl $."0 a year less. They have to be well dressed, and their little Income is drained by all sorts of fines, to say nothing of the small sums they often have to spend to eke out their scrimped meals. Of course there Is a fine for every clerical mistake, and the pro prietor encourages those whose busi ness It Is to ferret out such slips by pay lug them a small sum for Oveiy oue they can locate. Most shops have all their rules and the fines attached to them printed In a little book, which they graciously soil to their employes for sixpence and tine them sixpence If they lose It. One well known London shop has 1U8 rules, an other 159. There is a flue for being late, which Increases with every minute of tardiness; one for taking a knife, fork or spoon to one's room; a set amount to be paid for every box, of goods not properly dusted; for wearing a bunch of flowers over three Inches lu diameter; for leaving the counter be fore the bell for meals has rung. Then there are what are called "omnibus" fines that Is, the heads of departments "have discretion" lo exact a tine for practically any offense. When the clerk has liquidated all the tines that he In curs In the hurry of business and has paid out small sums for the "doctor," the shoe black, the shop's system of ac cident Insurance, and so forth, what he has left for himself must be no great sum. A Close Shave. A Sand Hog in a ml shirt and grimy trousers sat down by me one afternoon on a heap of boards midway between the Sand Hogs' bouse and the "hos pital." This pressureworker, whose knees showed traces of "the bends," evidently had a story to tell. "It was only the other day," he said. "I seen It, und how the man ever hap pened to live, I dunno. It was one o' these little caissons here we're putting this big building on. He was one of the superintendents, a young college feller that knows his job. Well, he went down with us. There wuz four In the gang, and one o' them, Tim that Harp yer might see drlnkin' coffee now. They wuz a rock there, and the foreman told Tim to have a go at It. He got his pick and swung it for a good crack. There was a tearin' an' a rlppln' an' Tim dropped his pick. As he swung It the young feller had step ped out and the pick had ripped off every button from the blue Jumper he had on, without even scratchin' him." - Frank Leslie's Fopular Monthly. Counting the Stars. Today the stars visible from the first to the thirteenth magnitude aggregate to about 43,000.000 of which" ..nearly 10,000,000 have been photographed. In the most powerful telescopes, even the fifteenth magnitude has been reveal ed; of this magnitude perhaps 100,000, 000 stars are suspected, but knowledge concerning them Is uncertain. In the milky way alone there are some 10,000 stars," separate by vast distances. To the eye. at the telescope the ty seems no' longer. .dotted with constellations, but turw'dexefr with gold dust .. . What has become of the old-fashioned woman who asked her boy, when he did not speak up promptly and -'acknowledge his fault "Haa the cat got your tongue?" A stiff tipper lip Is useless when pit ted against a wagging lower Jaw. WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW. Encouraging Reports Come From the Western Centers. Bradstrett's says: Trade reports from the distributive centers at the West continue encouraging, while such ineiuuies of trade volume as bauk clearings and railway earnings Indicate a considerable gain in busi ness over a year ago. Soft spots are, of course, to bo found, notably in the manufacturing brunches of the cotton and the wool trade, but ad vice from the dry goods and cloth ing distributors are encouraging, and it Is thought will help business. The strength of Iron and steel this week recalls the boom of IS'.c.i. It Is prob able,' too, that the broad and strong consumptive demand and not the ope rations of pools or cliques, Is respon sible for the steady advances. Prac tically all markets report Iron and steel higher, but special activity Is noted at Pittsburg, Birmingham and Chicago; St. Ixmls alone reports foundry Iron consumers indifferent. The cereals are without notable change, wheat and corn being frac tionally lower in a dull, scalping mar ket. Lumber Is strong In price, pend ing the resumption of general build ing operations. Western advices are especially bullish. Chicago has done the heaviest business ever recorded in yellow pine nnd white pine. Stocks have been broken badly by the active demand. Hard woods are rather slower to respond, however, nnd are still unsteady, not to say weak. Cop per Is less active for export, but hold firm, whllo tin Is again lower on foreign advices. Wheat, Including flower, shipments for the week aggregate 5,233,313 bushels against 3,424,002 bushels last week. Business failures In the United States for the week number lt!7, as against 231 Inst week. Canadian failures for the week lumber 28, as against 24 a week ago. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Market. ( Onions, new yellow, $3.50(4.25. Lettuce, hot house, $1.60 pur case. Potatoes, new, $1S. Meets, per sack, $1.25. Turnips, per sack, 75o. ,' Squash 2c. Carrots, per sack, 75c Parsnips, pur sack, $1.25 1.50. Celery GOc. doz. Cabbage, unlive and California, Jc per pounds. Bntter Creamery, 25c; dairy, 15(3 18c; ranch, 1 5 1 8o pound. Cheese 14 c. Eg?" Hanch, 20c; Eastern 20c. Poultry 13c; dressed, native chick ens, 14c; turkey, 15c. Hay L'uget Sound timothy, $15.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $19.00. Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $24; feed meal, $24. Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, $20. Flonr Patent, per barrel, $3.40; blended straights, $3.25; California, $3.25; buckwheat flour, $0.00; ttra ham, per barrel, $3.25; whole wheat flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.804.00. Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00; shorts, per ton, $10.00. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton; middlings, per ton, $23; oil cake meal, per ton, $2.0o. Fiesh Meats Choice dressed beof steers, price 8c; cows, 7Jec; mutton 7?; pork, 8c; trimmed, 10c; veal, 10c. llama Large, 1 1 Jc; small, ll,Si; breakfast bacon, 13?4c; drv salt sides, 8!,c. Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla. 50o; Valley nominal; Blueatom, 57 'eo per bushel. . Flour Best grades, $3.40; graham, $2.60. Oats Choice white, ,45c; choice gray, 43c per bushel. Barley Feed barley, $16.50 brew ing, $16.50 per ton. MillstutVs Bran, $16.00 ton; mid dlings, $21.50; shorts, $18.60; chop, $16 per ton. Hay Timothy,$12 12.50; clover,$7 9.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 22 Js J6c; store, 13c. Eggs 14c per dozen. . Cheese Oregon full cream, 13ic; Young America, 14c; new cheese 10a per pound . Potatoes 40 GOc per sack; sweets, $l,6o per 100 pouuu. Vegetables Keets, $1; turnips, 75e; per sack; trarlin, 7o per pound; cab bage, 1?4C per pnnuri; parsnips, 85c; onions, $2.75i(? 3.00; carrots, 75c. Hops New crop, 12 14c per pound. Wool Valley, 1314c per pound; Eastern Oregon, lU12c; mohair, 25 per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers $4.75; ewes, $4.60; dressed mutton. 6 Yi (3 7o per pound. FlogR Ciross, choice heavy, $5.25;, light and feeders, $5.00; dressed,. 6(d ic. per pounds. Beef (iross, top tteers, $4.50(34.75; cows, $1.00(8 4.60; dressed beef, 6 7c per jxuiiiil. Veal Large, 7 7 ,'a'c; small. 8 g (J 9c per pound. San Francisco Market. Wool Spring Nevada. II (ft) .'!; tht pound; Eastern Oregon. 10l4c; Yul. ley, 1517c; Northern, 9tei0c. Hops Crop, 1900, 15(320c. Bnttor Fancy creuiuerv !, do seconds, 17c; fancy dairy, 15; do seconds, 12c per pound. Kg.'s Store, 'i'c; fancy ranch 20c. Mil stuff. Middlings. l?no a 20.00; bran, $15. Oil 5 16.00. , Hay Wheat Srfl3'.:- wheat oat 9.tt0a 12.50; best barley $s.r,t) alfalfa, $7.0010.00 per ton? straw, 35rr4TC per bale. ' Po!toe Oregon l'.urbnnk-. Salina Bnrlwnks, ;.r,ciit $1 .! 5; river buriifinks, aj 'at,5c: sweet", .".o ra $ 1 .oo. Citrus Vrnit ( 'v.; ues ' $J.-7fta.3d; Mexieau Mi,,,, $i.(V),' 5.00; California, -i-mim 7 5c $1.50: do choice $1 .75 (a .(,() per Uv. Tropiciil Fr-i te isamum ti v.a 4.60 per bnncb; pineapple,, "nom inal: I'eiH.iiiu dittos. v.ctc. i- pound. (b.