Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 8, 1873, Page 12

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 8, 1873 Page 12
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12 THE RESULT. A Calm Review of the Chicago Jubilee. The Discomforts Suffered by Our Country Cousins. Scenes In and About the Great Depoi Building. The Grand Crush at the Door and the Jam Inside. Many persons spent uncomfortable afternoons In this city last Thursday, some in one place, come in another. Some sewed in dose back rooms, looking out upon dirty court-yards. Come sweltered in those narrow and filthy Istreets in the southwestern part of the city Svhich Bauch is bo anxious. to have sewered, pome tried to collect bills, and some to dodge {the collectors; some burned with fever, and come shivered with ague. There were a hun dred forms of discomfort; but few of them more .prolonged and more general than what was suf fered by the people who attended the Jubilee ■concert, on that memorable afternoon. Yet, rwith the obstinacy natural' to persons who have made a bad bargain and cannot get oat of it, ,nearly all present would, if asked, say that they enjoyed it very much, and were intensely de lighted. 'When they are talking with those who did not attend, they will praise it; when alone .with themselves, they will sing another song. One must be very Eimpel-minded, quite callous, or quite fond of witnessing the miseiy of others, to have taken any pleasure in the jam and con fusion of the concert. Compared with the cool ‘-comfort of a beer-saloon, where one could sit and .’-hear the distant sound of a street-organ on the ( comer, or the dark shades of Lincoln Park, where refreshing breezes invigorate, and a well- lunch-basket refreshed, the railroad depot •was as Purgatory to Paradise. That this waa so, {was partly the necessary result of circumstances, •partly the fault of the managers. The first. thing which disappointed was the __ approach to the concert building. It was not between lofty rows of massive edifices, story * towering above story, but between extensive and j varied aide-shows, between stands where the ; orange and tho peanut flourished, and stout Irishmen sold sweot cider and soda-water. The . narrow board side walla were filled with people who chaffed over the price of the half-dozen ap ples which were to support them during the con cert, or looked at the life-size portrait of the fat ' woman as it flopped in tho dusty wind, and won dered whether she really had the breadth of .beam that was there given her, and if it would ■ pay to see a woman who, according to the legend that the canvass bore, required forty yards of calico for a dress, A. large telescope which stood on one side of LaSalle street, and whicn much resembled a s gm&lj mountain how itzer, got no patronage however, and its pro prietor sat on tho curb, ate peanuts, and lament ed tho popular indifference to astronomy. A lame Italian ground at a wheezy organ and .served as an overture to the concert. The men agerie, with its choice collection of African and Asiatic beasts, .drew no custom, for, for the mo ment, Gilmore was the greatest curiosity. The man who invited others to be guilty of musical larceny by offering cheap ear trumpets, with which they could .hear outside the building as well as if they were inside, did a poor business, for nearly all there had tickets, and those who bad not saw the windows were open, and con cluded they could hear without any artificial help. • • * ' 3-0 crosH Van Boren street, it was ueoesaaryto uoug© between . , street-cars, express-wagons, trucks, and buses; and, once the drivers of the teams 'went very slowly at this point, and stared at the front of the-depofc as If they could hear or ioain something thereby* the jam was frequent ly very annoying; No polio© officer concerned himself about that little Inconvenience, being on the look-out for pickpockets. A member of the Mayor's police was on hand, but his sole duty was to exasperate the owners of the side-shows by asking them for their licenses, sndinsistibgoa looking behind these scenes to know whether any Bek httle games were going on, or any-kidnauped iff countrymen were Bidden there. The crowd; af- HKr jer getting across Van Boren street, packediteelf mr •jq the sidewalk on the northeast corner of the r repot, and on its east side. Possibly the man igera did not expect as large a crowd as name, ind therefore had been remiss in the matter of : providing a sufficient number of entrances. 1 he only ones for the mass of the audience were on the eastern side of the building, and were in adequate, especially when the visitors were in a - , hurry to get m. It would have been easy enough to have provided one or two more, though it wocld have required an additional force of tick et-collectors. The crowd, swollen by con- ! tinual additions. became more and J more compact, the circumference stead ily pressing toward the centre. J body was fringed by boys and men aelUng and distributing programmes. Numbers of busi ness finas had embraced thfa opportunity of the sweet and the useful, putting their .card on one side of the sheet and tne programme l on the other. These gifts were gratefully re ceived by a majority of those to whom they were made. They took paper after paper, until hands and pockets were full. The women tried to read ibem, but, since their arms were pinned to their Bides by the crowd, gave up the attempt. Out side of the fans and programmes roamed digui £ed police officers, who had the air of people who were looking after somebody, as if they were - carrying in their the description of half-a-dozen thieves, and were trying to keep the features from get • ting mixed up so that the red hair of one man and the black eyes of another would get to gether. A police officer in a crowd is an iUus . nation, of sheer selfishness. Ho pushes every body and treads on everybody's toes, but he i allows no one to press or mcommode him. ’ .only greeting is to “move on,” which is satiri ca »i ibr the people are so close together that one ; cannot go ahead, much as one wishes to; if not that, it is to stand back,” which is what one ! does not want to do. After he baa exhausted 1 moving on and the standing back business, • be concludes by. appealing to the assembly to 1 behave like gentlemen, which appeal is disre | garded, since it is agreed-that he is not a com • petoac judge. ~ P re ss©d gradually forward toward i thenonheni side door. Every now and then a 86t °? 013 “dewalk, walk down the ftreet myotenotmly, and be lost to sight. Then the others would come to the conclusion that they were being surreptitiously let in at another door, and their sense of natnral justice' km greatly wounded. Partiality was being shown. There were unjust discriminations, and that the fanners would not stand. It is interesting to watch the gradual compreesion of a of people. At first there is room to move between them. It is possible to ware a fan, to stretch out and shake hands with a friend, to lead a child by the hand, and occasionally to see the i shoes of the young lady in front. Insensibly this amount of personal liberty is ■ infringed upon. The child has to be taken up. To retreat it is necessary to edge ont. A fan can hardly be used, without having to apologize to a neighbor. Shoes dis appear, and it is impossible to sec lower than a • bustle. It becomes a delicate operation to get out a pocket-handkerchief or a ticket. A mo ment later and a man has ceased to have any in dividuality. lie is a mere struggling unit in a slowly-moving mass. Tne maelstrom has him There is no retreat, and an almost imperceptible progress,—not his, but that of the whole body. His arms are confined. Theperapiratioo, checked for a time by his eyebrows, finally overleaps that natnral hamer, and half Minds him- Hie nose is jammed mto the back of some one just ba foro him. He sees only the neck and shoulders of .the lady near him. He notices that damp stuns are appearing on her muslin dress, and wonders what she thinks of it. Ho 1“* OWB . - h , e 1163 feet, for they. ©re ■ trodden on, end Omt have feet, for be is trampling on them. He haa a gleamof consolation in the thought'that. If hia hat cornea off, there is not room for ittof.li to Bo “ i ehody's elbow pierces hla side and he dream? ofpmk-pockete, iSit has indhepk."“^ C6d<mi “ C,7of , 11 over The llop>e street pictorial saloon might find ~°op on iia veils toi a series of sketchy it* spat illnstrafang the journey of a young lady to the Jubilee door. She starts at the Miner of \an Burcu street, nest, prim, and dignified. She im cool and serene. Her nicely-ironed dress 1 to unstained flounce. i Her is becomingly tor&pgedj and her bonnet fitly placed. She leans Upon a young mau’e arm and bite a confidential talk* One hand holds her parasol. Gradually the crowd infringes on her* She drops his arm and holds up her skirt. Her complexion gets red. Her dress isgetting soiled, and she knows it. Her hat is shoved on ono side; hair-pins threaten to come out; the parasol is a burden; some one crowds in between her and her beau; the perspiration, running down her face,-cuts gullies in the pearl-powder. Finally, frowsy, tumbled, hot, and unhappy, she reaches the door. ■ . . .. ; . * • It was not enough to haye so few entrances. The one which was the most used was but half open.} Still, finally, all who wanted to got through, and found themselves within the walls of the immense depot, and saw, far over to the west, the seats for. the singers and musicians, rising, tier above tier, till thoy almost reached tbe lofty roof. Five minutes be fore, when one was elbowed without, it seemed as if to get inside were to be free from all trouble. Once in side, past griefs are forgotten in tbe contemplation of new ones. The ideas of the managers on the subject of seating a crowd.were derived from out-door mass-meetings, where planks resting upon stumps serve to keep the citizens out of the dirt. They expected that the great attendance would be from the country, and they acted as if the countryman was ready, if he could not get ono of the benches, to contentedly spread his hand kerchief and sit down upon the floor, with his lunch-basket between his knees, and eat while he listened. An excessive regard for economy was the reason for providing poor benches, and too few of them. The advertisements dilated on the ample sitting-room for 20.000 persons, whereas there was not enough for 10,000. In the' centre of this sea of floor rested some backless benches, which were absorbed, swallowed up, devoured by those who first came in. Pouncing first upon those nearest the centre of the orchestra platform, they grad ually spread out in all directions, until, instead of tne unplaned, unpointed boards, nothing was seen but the artificial flowers on the hats of the ladies, and the black bead coverings of the men. To stand on the edge and look across tbe ex panse of the seated ones, was to look back into the fashions of tho past, and to see, concen trated, the hats of nearly a quarter of a century. They came from provincial towns, a year old; from quiet country villages, four years old, and from remote farms, of uncertain dates. Some were so old in style that they were almost new again. Having thus secured their cramped-up seats, their knees pressing the benches in front of them, and with shouldera touching, they looked at the gradually-filling benches of the singers, and wondered who or where was Gilmore. Those who came too late for seats prowled around the edge for a while, seeking for a vacant place, and then some either got on the window ledges, or secured chairs from the rooms ou tbe western side of tho building. One enterprising party found a table, and stood upon it, though from time to time the national cry of * 4 Downm front,” reminded them that they were Interfer ing with the -enjoyment of others. The stock of chairs was limited, and was, therefore, soon exhausted* Then the people formed along tho east wall, first in a single, then in a double, and then in a treble row. For a time the northern and southern ends, where little could be seen and less heard, were comparatively empty. There was at least room there for motion. It was at the upper end that the two punters had fallen in tho morning. Pieces of board had been nailed over the places where they struck, but the blood stains they had left were not entirely hidden. Many had heard of the accident, and they walked gingerly, avoiding these tell-tale hoards as they would the treading upon graves, which it did somewhat resemble. At lost everybody got in, and then, with the exception of this northern end, it was crowded beyond its comfortable . capacity. At some points it was difficult to got through except by persistent crowding, which is not a pleasant thing to do when ladies have to be incommoded, since they look disagreeable things, and think worso ones. The sun shining with full force through the western windows rakod the entire length of the depot. Those who hod parasols put them up, grumbling at the necessity of having to do so under shelter. The lower windows were open, but they were so high up that thoy seemed to furnish no air to those on the floor. It grow stifiingly hot. A m&n'with a new fan said that that five cents was the most profitable invest ment he hod ever made. It was so uncomforta ble to stand still that there was a constant going and coining, which added to the feeling of per sonal discomfort. Members of parties from the same places, seporated while coining in, saw ono another at a distance, and made desperate rushes to got together again. Yet with all this pushing and crowding there was great good na ture, and nobody complained of others, only of the oppressive heat. If there is & patient soul on earth it is that weak woman who stood there with a heavy child on ono shoulder, and who with her free hand made spasmodic dabs at her face to get rid of the perspiration. The child, being in a frolicsome mood, would insist on taking off its bat and dropping it on the floor. Thei unhappy woman was constantly stooping for it, and occasionally losing her own in her ef forts. Ho one helped her; she seemed quite alone; and there she stood‘during the long afternoon, her only occupation to shift her child from shoulder to shoulder and to pick up its hat. There were other mothers there with their chil dren, but none of them seemed to suffer quite os'much as this hapless ono. There was far less conversation than is usual in a large audience. There wore a few com plaints of tho heat, and a few inquiries when the singing would begin, but as a general thing &U were remarkably quiet. Premature applause would start here and there, when some one fancied that Gilmore had appeared; and then all would stretch their hecks m the direction of the orchestra, and, seeing nothing now, would re turn to their old occupation of waving fans or handkerchiefs. It is seldom that one has such an opportunity of seeing 10.000 persona perspir ing in unison, and it is well that it is, for ft is not a pleasant sight. Still, it must be said that that was the great feature of the Jubilee, one before which all the others paled their ineffectual fires. It was an idea worthy of the originators to bring people from their homes on wind-swept prairies and by cool-flowing Illinois streams to pack them in a modern block-hole under the pretense that they were to have a grand musical treat. The per sons thus beguiled were nearly all from abroad. Chicago furnished very few of them. People here are not free from weaknesses. They get swindled occasionally, just like ordinary mortals, but they did not yield to the temptations of thin particular show. Thoy preferred to keep their money for the next circus. This absence •of residents was Tory striking. Ordinarily, one would know many faces in so large a gathering. There, but half-a-dozen were Ito be seen. - Was it not kind of our people to stand back, and give their visitors tho | preference,- while ■ they lay in- wait for their , purses outside ? There would not have been so large an attendance of outsiders but for the fact that no one could buy a half-fare ticket here without at the* same time having a ticket “ at the popular price of $1 ” to the concert. Since the excursionists bad the tickets, they thought they might as well use them. One hates to fail to avail himself of anything he has bought, even though it is valueless. The people waited patiently. The musicians had all taken their places, and occasionally amused the public by tuning their instruments. The choral singers slowly found their way in, and sat down, the feminine part of them flutter ing their fans and bringing ' their rib bons and. curls into place, looking down upon ; the men and women beneath thorn with that air of superiority which can be found in the faces of singers in a church .ofr* for male singers, they notoriously look like cads. It is the penalty of talent in particular line. At last the leader appear ed, and was applauded by those whose hands were not otherwise employed. In the remoter parts of the building there was but little reason for applauding, since all that could be seen was somebody m a black coat, the darkness of which was intensified by a pair of dazzlingly white • gloves. The face was invisible, but all eves . t* l ® B ® immaculate gloves which flourished the wondrous baton.” Those gloves * haunt one. Can a orchestra without them, or toe to mm what the. girdle of Venus was to j « laa V *k® performance began. It was behind time, but that was inevitable, for nelth er Mixormers nor audience were ready till after 3 o dock. Kio quality of the music and singing has already been sufficiently mentioned. It wm hopelessly mediocre. Those who really know anything of music, praised It only because it was not worse. Those who were ignorant, did not like it because it was not noisy enough. Those grown people who are ignorant of music are like children. They like a noise. The drum and tho trumpet are their favorite instruments, and they are dissatisfied when they are not given a fair chance. They wanted quantity, not quality of sound, and they did not get it. Tbe lovers of music wanted both and got neither. The first piece was the Jubilee hymn. Those who had programmes knew what it was; those who had not are to this day in dense ignorance.. The difference between shorthand and singing is radical; in the first you giye, generally, only consonant; in the second, only vowels. Those who listened to the hymn were aware that cer tain words were sung in which the vowels a, e, i, Q> and u. occasionally occurred, and that woa all THE CHICAGO DAILY they did . know. Alter that came Borne instru mental music.- When that was over, both sides had been heard from, musicians and singers, and then the comments began. - It is hard to tell just what the great mass ex- pectod. Probably they had no definite idea. They only anticipated something grand. Just so a girl fancies great things of her. bosom friend's brother, and when she sees him finds him a very ordinary creature.. When our ex pectations are not strictly formulated, when wo do not know just what wo look for, we areal ways Many of the people. antici pated a Niagara of song, an outpouring of voice like the rushing of many waters. The Binging did not sound any louder than that of a large church choir. It ia time that reflection might have : taught them that in eo. Tiet a space such an ordinary choir . would have been lost, but then they might have gone further, ana queried whether it was well to pay a dollar in order to get an effect which they could have had elsewhere for nothing. They had not come to see seven hundred eingers, hut to hear them. So with the instruments. They did not make all the noiae that was ex pected of them. They did not deafen and stun. A greater impression conld have been made by holding an accordion to the ear, and dragging music out of it. Of course, the hast, the blind ing eun, and the baving to stand, bad much to do with this feeling. Given comfortable seats and a pleasant room, and an American audience .will listen to had music or poor act ing with a patience which is in credible. It does not even go to sleep. It sits, stolid, intent on getting its money’s worth out of the man who runs the show, even if it cannot get it .for itself. But, since this was not the case Thursday, one had to listen to such remarks as “ Well, I have had enough of this;" “Let us go; we can say we have seen this ehow;” “ This is nothing but a swin dle, anyhow“ I can’t hear anything, and I behove I will go out where it is cool," What persons who were setting down thought, cannot be said, for it waa difficult to get at them. Doubtless many of them would have gone out, if they could, but they were so wedged in that they had to remain where they were till the general broak-up came. Now and then a lady fainted, but she had to come to as eho best could, for tho most devoted lover or ■ husband oould not have dragged her tnrough the compact mass. Therefore, tho disgusted ones gathered together their families, their shawls, and fans, and other baggage, worked their way slowly to tho door, and at last got ont upon the sidewalk to breathe fresher air and to run again the gauntlet of tho side-shows and the fmit-eellers. At night the attendance was greater, for there were more persona from the city who. had been unlucky enough not to hear in time what the afternoon bad been. There was more incon venience and no better singing. And with that concert for the great mass, the Jnbilee waa over. There were excursions to parka and manufac tories, Friday and Saturday, hut they were for their betters, for those invited guests who pay nothing, and yet who sit at the head of the table and ore helped first. The Senator and the Governor went to these side-shows of the Jubi lee, while those who elected them were left out in tho cold. For the great majority there, the Jubilee consisted of a trip to Chicago at half the usual rates, of a visit to the concert, costing a dollar, and of an opportunity of looking over a portion of tho city and seeing its fine buildings and attractive shops. If those who come were satisfied with their trip, and found in what they saw enough to make amends, then the Jnbilee waa well enough, so far as they are concerned, and was to that extent praiseworthy. A rattle ia a good thing if it amuses a child. But the re turns from the country districts are not yet in. THE BEER QUESTION. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: Sib : My attention waa called to an article In your last Sunday’s issue, under tho caption of “ The Beneficial Effects of Lager-Beer,” signed by the very appropriate name of “ Gambrinus. ’ Will “ Gambrinus,” or any other man, be kind enough to to tell your readers who are tho par ties that receive “ the beneficial effects of lager beer ?” I unhesitatingly affirm no one, except those who manufacture it, and those engaged in the traffic, cither directly or indirectly. If 14 Gambrinus” demurs to the above, and would have ua believe that it is tho consumer who de rives 44 the beneficial effects” from its consump tion, I would call his special attention, and that of others of like ilk, to your, very able arti cle, contained m tho same issue os his own, un der the head of “ Expenditure for Drink,” wherein wo have tho most alarming facta. You very aptly say, “ There are persons who will be startled by these figuresand why shouldn’t they ? Would not tho most obtuse and unreflecting mind bo startled when confronted with these alarming figures ? And here I would bog of every laborer and mechanic in the City of Chicago to ponder over this most important item to them, which ia this: 2,500 licensed houses for the sale of alcoholic drinks, which re ceive from their customers $30,000,000 annually. And this enormous sum is spent by tho very small number of 62,000 persona, a few thousand of floating population more or less excepted. And I presume it would be safe to say that ono third, more or less, of this sum is spent in lager beer. These are some of the “beneficialeffects” of lager. ‘Will “ Gambrinus ” tell us who re ceives the same ?. Tho natural inference from all sane persons would be that tho consumer was benefited with a vengeance ; and. if any of them see these figures, they moat likely would ex claim, “ Save me from mv friends!” “But,” says “Gambrinus.” “It is as nutri tions as fruit, and a most invaluable aid to tern-' perance,” and quotes Dr. Bowditch and a United States Consul to prove it. Now, who ever heard before that lager waa as “nutritious as fruit?” “ Thera ia nothing new under the sun,” said the wise man. But then there waa no lager, and no “Gambrinus” to sing its praises, or toll the world that it waa as 4: nutritious •f. has generally been allowed by naturalists that most, all fruits are capable of sustaining animal Ufa. Perhaps it would interest your readers to know how long “ Gambrinus ” tlunhs he could exist on lager alone. That beer-drinking ia an auxiliary to temper ance is quite as novel, by way of argument, as that “ beer is as nutritious as fruit.” Now I claim that lager will intoxicate, for I have tested it, and I have seen hundreds made drunk by it, and, would space permit, I could give over whelming proof in corroboration of this: also, to show that, both on the continent of Europe and in . this country, where ever the masses indulge in , such Harmless (?) lager and light wines, there you wul find poverty and misery, and both social and moral degredation. And. where such is the case. . there is sure to be more than, .an average of vice and crime, “GamHrinus” and the American Consul to the contrary notwithstanding. The facts in support of the above are so palpable, snd forced upon, our. attention so continually, and most unpleasantly sometimes, that no other ; argument ia needed to convince any candid and fair-minded person of the falsity of “ Gam brinns’ ” assertions. If, as he save, lager-beer is an auxiliary to temperance, as the word tem perance is generally understood, then we have the strangest kind of a paradoxl In conclusion, allow me to point out a very notable fact, which is this: that the parties who have made the greatest noise about thU Sunday law, and who have spent the most money and' done the most lobbying at Springfield to get it repealed, are those who are in the trade. I am no Suhdsy-law-msn, bnt 1 believe in the good old Bopnblican doctrine, “ The greatest good to the greatest number;” and if, as has been clear ■ iy demonstrated, this can bo achieved by curtail ing tho number of hours, during the whole of the week, that intoxicating drinks •shall bo sold, then lot ns do if by all means. And, finally let every" citizen make np his mind to bo no matter what his nationality be, or what his polit . ical influence, —for tha law is no respecter of persons. The fact of there being snob a law is the best evidence of its necessity or existence. If the same is obnoxious, it most be renealed by the same power that made it. And open and ■ flagitious defiance, of it, as was manifested tho : other Sunday, will never do it, nor ought it to do , so, Soars for the best interests of the whole, 3.W. An Odd Expression Explained. For many years, schoolboys inclined fo bo Bl&ngey n have referred to some period 'of in definite remoteness, as **, eighteen hundred and starved to death.* 1 The origin of the expression is explained by a New Hampshire journal in a paragraph about a year without a summer. While every one was speaking of the present sea son as being remarkable in its characteristics; this newspaper gave some facts concerning the jmr ISW, known as the " year -without a snm mer. B was tbs coldest ever known through out Europe or America. The winter was mSd. Frost ana ice were common in every month of vw TeM “ vegetation matured in the Eastern and Middle States. The average price of floor during that year was 818 per barrel, and the average price of wheal In England was ninety-seven shillings per quarter. Old New England farmers referred to the year as “eight een hundred and starved to death.” TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, JUNE 8, J873. CORNERING NO. 2. Two Million Bnshels of Wheat Bonghi Up for June Deliverr. A Nice Little Speculation by- Messrs, Iturpney and. Allen. ! . . | Two, days ago it began to bo suspected and ru mored on ’Change that another comer on wheat had been organized, and day before yesterday it was definitely ascortained-that such was the case, and thatri great amount of wheat had been bought nip for Jhne delivery. The persons who have gone into this business undeterred by the failures of their predecessors, or the prospect of much temporary ill-will,' are B. F. Murphey, best known as a provision broker and' packer in this city, and his partner, B. F. Allen, of Des Moines, lowa, who baa recently gone into business here, and has purchased a place in the vicinity of the city, ■ though it is' denied that he intends to make . Chicago ’ his residence. They probably started their operations as early as the beginning of May, and it is estimated that they have about ■ 2,000,000 bushels com ing to them. The market at present is very short, there not being more than about-a hundred 'thousand bushels of , Ko, 2 here/ The effect upon the ■ market yester day of this incipient comer was that wheat of this speculative grade sold yesterday at §1.23 for | July delivery, and *l.2Bfor Juno delivery, in dicating an inflation of about SX cents. Messrs. Murphey ’ and Allen thus far seem de termined to fight the thing through.' They called for the putting-up of additional margins, for : the first time, Monday, and followed it up . Tuesday, Friday af ternoon, and yesterday. They have also refused to moke any settlements. Many of those who had sold short, offered Friday, and re newed the offer yesterday, to settle with, them at me market price, or to turn over their contracts with other men, and to pay the difference, which is a common proceeding, out Murphey <t Alien refused. It has always been customary for per sons running these comers to accept settle ments whenever tendered, but in this case there is no inclination to do anything of the kind. Their policy, from the course pursued yesterday, seems to be to vex and wrong those whom they are fighting. They called about $250,000 in margins upon these trades, which they refuse to settle, though in some cases the market was so much against them, that they, or their side, had to put 18 cents for every 10 cents put no by the other side. There is always much ill-will against the potters-up pf a comer, but, in this case, it is intensified by Mr. Allen's connection with it. This gentleman, who came here very recently, bought into the Cook County National Bank, aud succeeded in getting elected its President, thereby dissatisfying many of the stockholders. It is alleged, but denied, that he is using the money or the bank and of the depositors and stockholders in the interests of the comer. He is also an officer in the Bock Island and Pacific Bead, and a Director of the Chicago & Northwestern, ancL possibly, this Is the only basis for the charge generally made on 'Change, and which seemed to be believed there, that Mr. Allen was using his influence with those two roads to prevent wheat from coming in,- and it has been claimed that Fri day ho diverted several car-loads on the North western. True or false, this is what specially ir ritates the speculators, and they denounce this alleged manipulation of the railroads as a-shame loss piece of business. • Wheat' of all grades is now coming in at the rate of 100,000 bushels a day, but some of it is consigned to the East, aud there are also other contracts to b© filled besides those with Allen. If the , railroads can be controlled, and the combination holds firm, the other side may bo seriously hurt. Still, when it was known yester day afternoon that the papers were going to expose the matter, the market fell about 1% cents, and there was an impression that Morphey & Allen would not be able to carry things through. This is only tho beginning of the comer, and it maybe several days before its full dimensions become apparent. If the comer holds* and the farmers feel in clined to send in their wheat; and get the in creased price, they should be careful to take on© precaution which old experiences may have taught thorn, and that is, if they seH grain be fore it arrives, ■to insist npou having margins put up to insure the carrying out of the contract and thOTecexving of tho wheat when it does ar rive, so that whatever befalls others they at least will lose nothing. **«« YONKERS & NEW YORK FIRE INSURANCE CO. 540 Bboabwat, Nrw Toss, To the Edfl'ro/The Chicago Tribune: Sib : Richard L. Franklin , Receiver of the Yonkers «fc New York Fire Insurance Company, has presented his final account to the Supremo Court, an abstract of which I give below, for the benefit of the Chicago creditors of that Com pany: Cash on hand -when Company failed $ 11,270.5* Bonds and mortgages, collected in fall 142,700.00 SIOO,OOO United States bonds, 'Bl, registered 114,250.00 $300,000 United States bonds, 5-20s 223,250.00 $31,000 New York State bonds, *77.........., 32,782,50 SIO,OOO Alabama bonds . 3.668.40 $60,000 New York City bonds, due and paid InfuU .. 60,000.00 $16,000 Yonkers bonds 14,412.50 $20,000 New York Guaranty and Indemnity Company.... 22,875.00 $20,000 Central National 8ank............... 19,550,00 SIO,OOO Dry Goods Bank . 9,600.00 slo,oooßank of C0mmerce....;..........., 11,500,00 SIB,IOO Bank of kfetropolis. 18,100.00 Call loans, collected in lull 67,900.00 Agents. 10,158.91 Premiums "... 1,620.96 Reinsurance, per order of Court 1,200.00 Dividends 7,750.00 Interest, at 6per cent 35,804.38 Fixtures 1,003.00 Total.*. $809,652.96 tTKBEALBXD ASSETS. ' Bonds and mortgages, good: .$8,000.00 Merchants' 1 Exchange Bank stock... 5,000.00 Total. • • • • PAT2U3TT6. First dividend (40) . $337,278.75 Second dividend (15)...:......;.. 123,000.00 Third dividend (5) 42.CC9.00 Unearnedpremiums.........,; . 185,501.41' Advertising, postage, stationery, express, etc 4,20902 ( Salaries : «... 7,303.25 Adjuster at Chicago, salary and

: expenses City tares.: Bent.... Compromise of rfftfma Auctioneers’ feee..v........ E. W. Sanborn, salary ex- . < penses... ..... Beceirer’a fees..., Legal expenses... ( Apparent balance. ... ... Subject to drafts as follows: Bondsmen y on case in Court of Appeals;... $ £OOO.OO Account 'of first, secondhand ‘ third dividends (about) C,500.00 Unearned premiums not yet paid 46,598.84 Expenses of dosing trust 8,000.00 If the ease in the Court of Appeals' should be decided in favor of the and say 8i3,- 000 of the unearned premium-fund should hot bo called for, then a further dividend, of 2 or 3. cents on the dollar may bo made ; but when, under the law as if at present exists, it is im possible to say. Bnt, in any event, these figures mate i vory excellent account* of Sir. Franklin's stewardship. 7 ,Eoapeotfnllyyours,' -i Wameu 8. OAbteb.- SATURDAY HALF-HOUDAYS. To the Editorof The Chicago Tribum: ; Bib: I saw “ Veritas’ ’’-article about Saturday • half-holidays in to-day’s paper, and I wish to ■ sate, as a clerk in a branch of business where we have the least time for ourselves, working from early mom till nearly midnight, and almost night ly called np, that snchaplsn as ho proposes would be bailed with delight by us; and now I wish, Mr. Editor, you would,'in advocating Saturday half-holidays, not forget the Dura Cuebks. ; Chiojlqo, June 6,1873, ; To.ttte Editor of The Chicago Tribune: ; : Bin: T read in your edition of the 6th a letter signed ” A Bookkeeper,” and in yonr edition of to-day a Tetter signed' ‘•Teritaa,” about Satur day half-holidays, with great a subject which I, as an Englishman, can fully enter into, having seen the beneficial effects of a Saturday half-holiday in my own country, BXOEXPTS. '....3822,652.96 . 15,641.92 .. 1,988.59 . 6,037.60 75.00 ... 810.29 123.38 ' 20.000.00 ...... 11,437.87 —: —: ‘5768,028.04 64,62432 •$ 65,02834 ■vvherejfc 1b now all bat universal, and popular alike with employer and inesß for a half-day oh Saturday has undoubtedly a graat influence in producing that quiet English Sabbath which is so much soilght alter just now by those who are unjustly dubbed “Puritans.’*, If those who are so clamorous now for their beer •and “ gemixotlichkeit ” on Sunday had Saturday in which to indulge in these propensities, would they be so imperative in their demand for a “ German ” Snnday ? Mind, Ido not eay that to drink beer, on Sunday is wrong; I do not think it is; but I do - think that, when open saloons on Sunday are such an eyesore to so largo a portion of onr popula tion, that tho Saturday half-holidav would be a compromise honorable alike to “ Puritan” and to *• German.” I am not sufficiently acquainted with your city to know if half-holidays have ever been tried here; but, if not, why not give them a fair trial ? If our merchants find they are de moralizing, and do not work well, they can re turn to their present ways without any trouble. The statement of “A Bookkeper," that ton bouts & day is too mucb work for the biain, -is undoubtedly true: to me it seems verging on barbarity to com pel a man to do it. The employer should recol lect ; that the employe cannot take a trip to Europe when his health gets bad. He generally has a family to support, and, as a rule, nan some trouble to znaae both ends meet, and generally sticks at his desk through sickness that would seod his employer off to some place to recuper ate. All this should be taken into con sideration, and it is the duty of an employer to ease the lot of bis employe as much as pos-' eible. I know it is hard for him to put himself .in his employe's place ; it is difficult for him to appreciate ,what a boon a half-holiday is to bis clerk; but let some house start it, and they will he repaid by the increased interest and esprit de corps which will soon be visible among their men. I know that this is so, as this ground all been gone over in England before, and such haa always been tne result of the coveted con cession from tho employers. And now,.Mr. Editor, let mo join “A Book keeper” in asking The Tbibuxe to advocate the Saturday half-holiday. Let it be now, aa al ways, tho pioneer and champion of reform, however email or however great. I had heard of The Tbibuxe before 1 came here, and know it has earned that character. Sound the charge, and yon will be followed by the good wishes of thousands of ns. JBextakxicub. Chicago, Juno 6, 18T3. MONETARY. Saturday Erßxcfo, Juno 7. The local money market, like that of New York, has shown an increasing supply of funds throughout the week. The banks, of course, maintain their rate of discount at 10 per cent, but many of them are unable to find employ ment for all their spare funds at that rate, and in some instances . are offering money on call at 8 per cent. Some are moving their surplus of unemployed money to New York, where they get 4 per cent on current balances. Prime commercial paper sells in the street,readily, at 10 per cent, and accommodation paper made by speculators who are financially good, but who are not regularly settled in any mercantile business, sells at 12 to •15 per cent Beal estate paper also, secured by mortgages, •and having six months or a year to run, sells at 13 to 15 per cent There is considerable movement of currency to the country, and particularly to the wheat re gions of the Northwest, indicating the probabil ity of increasing receipts of that grain. It would eeem that the increasing abundance of money would stimulate the demand for our local stocks: banks, horse-railways, etc., etc., which nearly all pay from 15 to 20 per cent per annum, but the great bulk of the money in the market at present seems to be offered for short investments. The clearings of the Chicago banks for the week were; Date. Monday Tuesday. Wednesday..,.. Thursday Friday.... Saturday Total . $29,287,236.10 $2,511,727.44 Corresponding week lasi year 27,033,679.20 2.749,25000 The following quotations of local stocks are fumisiied by Messrs. Hammond 3c Gage; JluL Asked. 150 135 137 137 140 First National Bank. Third National Bank Fifth National Bank. Commercial National Bank 112 Merchants* National Bank 200 German National Bank. , 125 130 Manufacturers’ National Bank 105 -110 Northwestern National Bank. 220 Corn Exchange National Bank 120 122 City National Bank 115 Cook County National Bank. National Bank of Illinois... National Bank of Commerce Hide and Leather Bank Chicago City Bailway West Division Bailway North Division Rahway Pullman Palace Oar Elgin Watch Company Chicago Gas-Light and Coke Company. 103 110 Chamber of Commerce 96 Traders'lns. Co 100 102 Sales—slo,ooo Cook County National Bank at 105. Messrs. Lunt, Preston & Kean quote aa fo! lows this p. m. Buying, Selling . 6-2050f’62 . 117 6-20s of ’64 116# 117 6-20sof ’65 118*} 118 V 6-20s of *65, Jan. and July 119# 120 6-20e of '67, Jan. and July 121# 1217£ t-TOsof’6B, Jan. and July 120# 120 V 10-405..,. 114# 114# U. 8; 6b (new issue) ......115V 115 V Gold (full weight) JIT# 118^ Gold Coupons, illTjJ 118 Gold Exchange 118# Sterling Exchange . 109#@U0 # Northern Pacific Gold 7-Sos . 100 & int. Chicago City 7s. 99# £ int. Cook Connty 7s 99# *iat. Illinois County and Township 10s 95(398 160s -war 1812 ........ 120s war 1813 160 a not war 1312 120s not war 1812 Agricultural College Xjmd Scrip. COMMERCIAL. Batubdat Evxktso, June*?. The following were the receipts and shipments of the leading articles of prodaco in Chicago daring the past twenty-four hoars, and for the corresponding date one year ago: RECEIPTS. BHIPatEKTa. ' 1873. | 1873. 1873. | 1872. Flour, brla 6,160 3,750 4,701 4,230 Wheat, bu 63,360 16,820 18,550 2,063 Corn, bu.,.. 161,975 287,550 136,768 166,230 Oats, bu 168,070 185,408 87,879 21 587 Bye, bu 4,061 2,471 1,514 1,260 Barley,bu.. 1,795 . 2,250 Grass seed, 1b5..... 81,800 680 4,338 Flaxseed, lbs Broom-corn, 1b5..., 17,500 24,000 Cured meats, 1b5..,. 34,850 68,750 234,553 59,850 Beef, br1a.....' Fork, brls 67 14 145 34 Lard, 1b5.,"....... 11,370 17,910 39,600 127,760. Tallow, lbs... 16,300 27,460 20,000 Butter, Iba 77,860 . 81,485 13,950 38,000 Dressed hogs, No. Live hogs. No. 7,905 8,170 12,531 10,139 Cattle, No 2,983 3,373 , 2,736 3,199 fihocp, No.. 1,206 537 Hides, lbs . 49,898 87,850 94,177 79,450 Highrwinee, brls 272 231 7 310 Wool, lbs 837,017 271,138 11,835 42,488 Potatoes, bu 3,850 4,455 2,076 * 840 Lumber, m feet.... 6,553 2,667 2,938 1,440 Shingles,m..., 1,520 2,7001 1,675 829 Lath, m.... 150 240 278 2,929 Salt, brls -....[ 675 ■ 724 Withdrawn from store yesterday for city con sumption : 1,766 bn wheat; 1,431 hu corn; 670 hu oats, Withdrawn for do daring the week: 6,338 ,bn wheat; 15,106 bn com; 18,032 hu oats; 3,028 bn rye; 2,137 hn barley. The following grain has been inspected into store, this morning, up to 10 o’clock: 119 cars wheat; 482 cars com; 6,000 bn No. 2 do, and 6,000 bn unmerchantable do, by canal; 132 cars 0at59,600 hu No. 2 do by canal; 11 cars zye. Total (744 cars), 838,000 bn. The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstnifß and stock at this point during the week ending with this morning, and for corre sponding weeks ending as dated: June T, Say 31, June 8. 1873. 1873. 1870. ntrar, hrls 44,389 49.129 37,134 Wheat, bn..., 333,890 . 339,050 151,455 Com, bu 848,825 610,730 1,996,750 Data, bn 909,829 513,580 952,698 Bye. bn 23,500 12,614 17,597 Barley, bn.. 12,755 16,000' 18,195 live bogs. N0.....' 69,990 61,673 65,344 Cattle, Sc 19,368 - 90,169 18,003 Flour, hrls. Wheat, bn.. Com, bn... Oats, bn.... Bye, bu,... .... 37,187 41.257 35,149 ... 290,959 855,958 68,023 ....1,001,770 816,572 1,920,381 ... 691,890 456,806 318,191 ... 7,637 40,725 15.468 Bad»,lm. 10,883..., 13,030 i i T. 0 . h0 l?’ No , 61,427 41,231 55,713 ClUIe - N0... 16,458 17,773-. 14^435 There w now little doubt that the wheat mar ket is cornered for this month, and it is probable, therefore, that ranch better prices will be realized for No. 2 spring wheat this month than during the remainder of the year; though it is possible that the comer may bo mn into July.' It is not for ns to advise country holders to rush in their wheat this month, because that would be in the interest of the shorts. But it is permissible to callattention to one thing. If owners of wheat m the country think it to bo to their interest to send as much of it here during June as they pos ibly can, and sell in advance of its arrival, they should protect themselves by calling margins that will guard them against Joss in case the comer should break. The con ners in wheat and oats, of last year, broke before maturity, and caused great loss to parties who had grain on the way at the time, .because they had not invested on a pecuniary security; the rules of the Board of Trade are now in much better shape than then in this respect, though I far from being what they ought to be in regard I to comers. Some of the lumber brokers seem determined that common lumber shall not be quoted lower than SIO.OO per 1,000 feet by the cargo, thongh it is notorious that many sales have been made « a much less price. What they hope to gain by the deception is not so apparent as the decep tion itself, as no one is cheated into baying at thoir quotations. It is a game that really turns oat to bo a losing one in the end, however much oi advantage it may promise in. the present. THE 2IABKETS. The leading produce markets were quiet to day, except wheat and oats, which wore active. Xhe receipts are larger than heretofore, and the shipping movement is falling off, making tho gram markets largely artificial.- The comer in wheat attracted tho largest share of attention, drawing off operators from tho other markets, and making some of them quite stagnant. Quito an active busmesswasdoing in the differ ent departments of the dry goods market, and the pncea current earlier in the week were gen erally sustained. Groceries were not in argent demand, though in comparison with the earlier days of the week tho distribution was considera bly larger, both of staple and aide goods. In prices there were no quotable changes, the market ruling steady. Tho butter trade was quiet, with no ma terial variation in prices. During the past few days tho outward movement has been large, and at the moment tho stocks in store are light. Sales of strictly choice yellow are easily effected at 20@240, while the poorer sorts go slowly at 10@15c. The demand for grain bags was only fair, and prices wore not particularly firm, at 363£0 for Stark, 85c for Ludlow, 34c for Lewiston, and S2c for American. Nonewfeatnreswerenoticeableinthe cheese, coal, canned goods, and fish markets, a moderate movement being witnessed at former quotations. Dried fruits remain dull, with prices generally easy. Day was steady at yesterday’s quotations. Hides and leather were quiet and unchanged. There was a liberal amount of trading In oils at 18}£@19c for carbon, at sl.oo@ 1.05 for linseed, 73c for extra lard, 870 for whale, and 56@57c for turpentine. The lumber dealers report an active business at the yards. The local trade was good, and I there has been a largo number of country deal ers in the city, who have been liberal purchasers. ; At the docks a moderate business was transact-. Ed at about former prices; good to choice boards and strips sold at $14.00@16.00, and common; mixed cargoes at $9.35@10,00, Lath and shingles were unchanged. The demand for metals, and tinners’ stock was fair at present prices. Iron was moderately active and unchanged. The inquiry for building materials is fair for the season, and the supply is large. New brick are now being eold at $6.50@7.00 per m. Wool and bops were quiet and nominally unchanged. Broom-corn is in fair Eastern demand and firm at the quo tations given. The stocks are getting low. Seeds were quiet and unchanged. Green fruits met with a fair inquiry. Poultry was in moderate request, turkeys being a trifle lower and chickens at about .Friday’s prices. Eggs .were plenty and easier. I Highwinos wore a shade more active at Fri- ! day’s quotations, sales being reported of 150brls ‘ at 90c per gallon. Lake freights were dull, and little better than nominal at a decline of. 1c from Friday’s rates, though there were but few vessels in port. Ship pers held off, as there is but little inducement to ship at present prices: A total of three charters was reported, which will toko out from this port 32,000 no. com, 16,000 bu oats, and 23,000 bn rye. Sail rates to Buffalo were 6c for.com, and on wheat. Through rates to Boston were reported at 45c per 100 lbs. Provisions were dull apd unchanged: except that lard was a shade firmer, having partially re covered from the depression of yesterday. There do demand, except for one or two lots of lard, the meats reported having beer, sold last evening. Live hogs were stronger, but not in consequence of a local demand, as the summer packing is reported to be stopped in consequence Pf-.P 10 of demand for product. Summer killing bos also been suspended at oth er Western points for tho same reason. The market closed at the following range of prices: Mesa pork, cash or seller June. $15.50 @15.65; do seller July, 815.75@15.g0 ; do seller August, $8.30@5.55; do seller July, $8.47K@8,50; dosell erAugust, $8,70@3.75; summer do, $7.80. Sweet pickledhams quoted at 10@ I2c. Dry salted meats quotable at 6%@6>£c for shoulders: B>£@SVc for short ribs; and for short clear. Boxed shoulders, 6%@6%c. 'English meats, 85£ @B>£c for short riba; 8%@8%c for short clear. Bacon is quoted at 7>£c for shoulders; 9#c for clear ribs; for short clear, and for hams, all packed. Mess beef, $9.00@9.25; extra mess do, $10.00@10.25; beef hams, $28.00 @29.50, City tallow, grease quotable at Sales were reported of 100 brls mesa pork, seller July, at $15.85; 500 tea lari seller July, at $8.50; 100,000 lie abort ribs at 8}4o ; 100,000 lbs do seller July at Bs£c. The Daily Commercial Deport gives the fol lowing as the shipments of provisions from thm city for tho week ending June 5,1878, and since Nov. 1,1872 ; also comparative figures ; Clearing*. Balances. $6,166,442.53 $663,964.86 6,111,567.40 539,230.43 4,417,364.43 296,700.64 4,420,591.70 265,055.03 4,233/-W6.C7 274,155.23 3,918,514.37 369,961.25 ... m ... no ... 160 'i 165 ... 175 180 ... 98 100 .. HI 113 105 Porle, LardJßama ShouWra Middles. WkedgJunoe. 1*940 1.6281 652 289,000 3,229,979 Samewoek ’7H,. 1,846 3,JHI| I.WQ 672,000 592 000 bince Nor. 1.*73. 196,020 171,9CS 66.664 38,496,414 161,974’743 Same time M-73. 92,699 156,450,67,163 30,950,061 96,830,313 .178 189 .138 : 143 .J.7G 187 .133 140 The shipments In detail were as follower Shoulders, 2 bxa; short rib, 50 bzs; short clear, 99 bxs; long clear, 193 bxs; long rib, 87 bxs; Cumberland*, bxs; Stretfords, 193 bxs; Staffordshire, 4 bxs; South Staffordshire, 150 bxs; long hams, 370 bxs; Birming ham. 10 bxs ; Irish cut, 65 bxs; bacon, 244 bxs; Staffordshire hams, 5 bxs; clear backs, 9 bxs; bellies, 9 bxs; ’Wiltshire, 25 bxs; beef hams. 175 brla; grease, 100 pkgs; tallow, 1,304 brls; pig tongues, 25; breakfast bacon, 270 bxs; middles, 10,804 pcs; rough aides, 17 bxs; rumps, 4: dried salted shoul ders, 14,099 pcs, , Flour was very dull, and little bettor than nominal in an almost utter absence of orders. Shippers were out of the market. Prices were undoubtedly weak, but we can mak a no change in quotations. Bran was nominally steady. Sales were reported of 250 brla white winter ex tras on private terms ; 100 brla spring extras at 86.40; 200 brla do on private terms. TotaL 650 brla. Also 10 tons bran at $9.50, at mill. The following were the asking prices at the close : Fair to choice -white winter extras. Bed winter extras Good to choice spring extras Low to medium (patent). .L . Good to fancy Minnesota Spring: euperflnes . Bye flour Bran * *, Wheat was very irregular and unsettled, but averaged about So higher than yesterday on wheat for this month’s delivery, while the option for July was dragged up slightly in sympathy. It was simply a question of corner or no corner; principally the first. The Impression has gained ground that the parties who are believed to be long to the extent of nearly two million bu on June wheat, have determined to force things as far as money can make them go. In proof of this, the fact was cited that those parties bad refused to change round, or to sell differ ences, and had called margins yesterday afternoon to the extent of $250,000, though in some cases they had bad to deposit $lB. against every $lO, the market being that much against the’combination. There were other facts stated, and rumors started, which it is not necessary to detail; but, alto gether, they set the shorts on the jump, and caused great excitement. The business done was chiefly in settlement of the June deal. Of coarse there was not much buying for shipment, , as our No. 2 is worth hut little more than $1.22% to ship to New York now. There was, however, a liberal inquiry for the other grades, ostensibly for shipment; but the rise in prices suggested that the smut mills are being fixed up to help fill the shortage on No. 2 in the comernow pending. Seller the month or cash No. 2 spring opened at $1.28, advanced to sl-27%, declined to $1.27%, rose to $1.28%, then dropped almost like a shot to $1.26. when a prominent operator offered to sell “ wheat that would settle with Bfurphoy,” as a great many thought the corner was break ing, and they rushed still further into the trap by selling more short. The market soon ad vanced to $1.27, then broke to $1.21%, when it was rumored that the faqts in the case would be published on the morrow, and closed dull at $1.25. Seller July sold at $1.21%@1.24, closing BeUer August sold it sll9/ai oo and BeUer - the, year .at - 91J2V * the ih?? domng nominal at $1.10(31,11.' No l ■ qmotat.si.3o No. 3 Boring closed $1.15, and rejected do at 97c. Cash sale? reported of 800 buNo. 1 spring (smrirfh: w 51-32; 600 bn do at «lf 3 o *aS»taS2 *£ at Sl.2BJ<: 2,Boo__bu dost K J “■BO3 bn do at 91.28& ■ 6,000 bn do at |1.1% ’ 26.400 bn do at 51.28 : 800 bn do Ii Si? ’ l’4oo b h n d °d a ‘ S1 K 2 l<fo 4)400 bu 2.400 bn do at 91.25: £OO hn Nn ! $1.16; 11,600 bn do atsl.ls; 'I.COO ,*pring at 98^e; 4,400 fcn do it uoott ’ 1-200 bn do at 97c ; 1,600 bn bvsara° pie at $1.35. • Total 111,000 bul ; Com was, quiet, bnt firm at an average Advance ?£h? P er , bl J- . Tbo moat deferred options were fbo finnest, being m moat demand, while there was little done to buy cash lota, and-shippers .were very backwari Eastern markets guotod strong, but the principal reason of' i increased firmness hero was that the recent dim brought ont a good many buying orders, and holders wore less annons to eeU, seeing that the recent rumors of hot com prore to have been baseless, while the condition of tbs weather is very favorable for the keeping of com hence forward. New York has been depressed by the receipt of com there in bad order; but we have no reason to suppose that an y , °er No. 2 com now in store wili grow hot, thongh some of the more loosely inspected com received last winter may hare warmed up too much to suit the owners. The strength to-day was. however, largely in sympa thy with" wheat, as shown by the fact that com declined at the dose,-when wheat fell off in epite of a reported advance of le in New York. BeUer the month, or regular No. 2, opened at 350, advanced to 35}tfo, and recoded to 350 at tha close. Strictly fresh receipts closed at 36V0 BeUer July eold at 38@38%c, and seller Animat at 41K@420, both closing with the in side bid. Cash sales were reported of 27.600 bu No. 2at 370; 10,000 bu do at S69fo • 11.600 bu do at 36>£c; 10,000 bn do at 35&0 - 15.000 bu do at Ss%c ; 65,000 bu do at SsSo : 25.000 bu do at 35>ge; 40,000 bu do at 350; 10,000 bu do at 370 free on board; 6.200 bu rejected at 82^c; 25,600 bu do at 32c ; 400 bu no grade at 2|e bu do at 26c; 800 bu do at 25c. Total, Oata wore active and %o higher, though in large supply, with small shipments in proportion to the receipts, and no reported advance m New York, while reports from the country promise a full crop. There was a good demand probably brought out by sympathy with wheat and com; but the market fell off, hnder free offer ings on country account towards the close.- Sell er the month or regular sold at 28%(a28%c,c106- ing at 28% c; and seller July sold at 29%@30c, closing at 29%@29%0. Cosh sales were report ed of 5,000 bu at 23J$c; 23,300 fan (part regular) at 28% c; 20,000 bu at 23%0; 30,T00 at &Vc; 5.400 bu rejected at 253(0; 2,400 bu do at 250; 2.400 do at 24%0; 6,000 bn do at 24%04,800 bu by sample at 330; 4,200 bu do at 32c. Total. 103.4 M bu. Bye was dull/and again lo lower, in the ab- - sence of orders, as the receipts were more lib-. end. Sales were 1,200 bu No. 2 at 61c, and 800 bn by sample at 63c. Barley was dull, and nominally unchanged, with no demand, and no offerings except v by sample lots. We quote No. 2at 68@73c; -No. S : at59@630; and rejected at 88@4De, the-inside i in the Bock Island Elevator, and the outside in other houses. Sales were limited to 1,200 bn by sample at 70c, and 800 bu do at 65c. In the afternoon wheat was in moderate de mand, and closed Jj'c lower than on-'Change. No. 2 spring sold at $1.243^(5)1.25; ssilerthe month closing at $1.24%, and $1.22%@1.21% seller July closing at $1.31%. Com was active and easier, closing at 84%@34%0 seller the mohth, 37%(5380 seller July, and 41@41%c sel ler August. In provisions sales were reported of 500 brls mess pork at slsßo,and 5M brls do at 815.85 seller July. Two propellers, names not' mentioned, were token for com and oats to Buf falo on private terms. CHICAGO LIVE-STOCK MARKET. Beview for the Week Ending Scttiszw day Evening, Jane 7* . Saturday Ercnsq, JtmeT, The receipts of Uvo stock during the -week have as follows; Ca&e, ' Scge. Sheep* Mon toy... Tuesday "Wednesday Thursday Friday, Saturday Total. Last week Week before last Week ending Hay 17 Total, four weeks 80,83$ 241,628 I^SOt Shipments were as follows: Cattle. Eogd, Eherp ,■ Monday 3,029 6,578 Tuesday 1,403 8,135 , Wednesday 1,663 11,161 Thursday 3,719 7,997 ....... TlitoT 1,938 12,531 Total 12,750 45.401 ...... Shipped last week..,.. 17,648 41,911 IJlff CATTLE-—The past half-dozen days have witnessed a very pronounced change in the-complexion of the cattle market.* Instead of-there being a surplus of good to choice fat steers of from 1,360 to 1,460 H* average, as had been the case daring the preceding three, or four weeks, the supply of such has proved In adequate to satisfy the legitimate demands of ship pers, while butchers* stuff, which for some time pest has been scarce, is now in excessive supply. Th* ef feet upon prices, of the changed character of the sap-' ply, has been marked, the upper with prompt sale at gradually-advancing rates, while com mon and medium qualities accumulated from day to day» and steadily depredated in value. The tone of advices from the seaboard has been favorable for the shipping interest, and. while the «ark»t has been devoid of excitement, steady activity 'has characterized it, so far .ai least as shipping grades were concerned, and pilots have crept up a good 25c per 100 Ha. Common .stock has been in good request on local account, but under a 100 liberal supply sales dragged heavily from the opening to the close, at an average reduction of 35c.' Comparatively the demand for stock cattle was . but there were buyers for all suitable offerings, and at tolerably full prices, or at $3.7504.75 for common to good lots of from 700 to 1,050 He average. The offa> tugs of Texas cattle were numerous, and, if we except choice corn-fed. which have sold well up to hut week's prices, the market has favored buyers. The best were taken at $5.0005.40, while the poorer sort sold down 1 1 low as $3.4004.00. Mow milch-cows continue in fai* request and in ample supply at $20,00045.00 per head. Teal calves sell ail tho way from $3.0003.35 for poor, to $5.0005.50 for choice. To-day fair activity characterized the demand [for the different grades of cattle, and yesterday price* were uniformly well sustained. The receipts were somewhat larger than had been anticipated, but after thewants of buyers had been met only » few hundred (and they of the common sort) remained «n«nid- Tfre morket closed steady. * QTJOTAnOXB. Extra Beeves—Graded steers, avenging 1,400 lbs and upward . ff.9006.3S Choice Beeves—Fine, fat, well formed 3 year to ff year old steers, averaging 1,350 to 1,400 He ff.6005.7S Good Eecve*—Well-fattened, finely formed steers, averaging 1,150 to L 250 lbs 6J2505J0 Medium Grades—Steen In fair ’flesh, aver- ' ** aging 1;100to 1,2501bs .\T7...... 64008JS Butchers* Stock—Common to fair stems, . and good to extra cows, far. city slaughter averaging 800 to 1,100 lbs 4J004J0 Stock Cattle—Common cattle, in decent flesh, averaging TOO to 1,080 Hs 4JW04.75 Inferior—Light and thin cows, heifers, stags, hulls, and scollawag steers 3.0005.T5, Cattle—Texas, Northern wintered 4.0004A9 Cattle—Corn-fed Texas 4.6505.40* ...$ 8.50 ... 7.00 .... 6.35 .... 6.00 ... 8,00 .. 6.50 ... 3.00 . . 4.10 ... 9.00 <311.00 & 8.50 & 7.50 @ 6.00 @ll.OO @ 8.00 @ 5.00 @ 4.60 @ 9.50 HOGS—Aii increase of in the receipts com* pletdy broke down prices, the market rapidly decline; ing until Thursday noon, when sales indicated an ag gregate reduction of fully 75c per 100 lbs, &L3O Maff the top of the market, under the lighter receipt*.of. yesterdayand to*day the*market assumed a Under; tone, and 15@20c of the decline has been recovered, closing rates being $4.00@L35. The great bulk of the • week’s supply changed iiandk within a range of s4>oo@ though many sold below $4.00, while a fair sale*, were effected early in the week at $L75@4.85. Today trade was active and a firmer feeling ob tained. The receipts were confined to some 3,300 head, and these, with most of the stole hogs, were die* posed of at s@loc advance on yesterday’s prices, «£*• making at $4.00@4J0 for poor to common, at 4.20 for medium, and at $4-25@4.35 for good to cbotoa.’ Dealers look for a smaller supply next week, hot thef do not anticipate any decided advance in plicae. V As. Av. Price.] So, Av. Price. A'o. Av. rriee< 33 311 $105144 199 75 301 4.30 63 264 400 41 230 4-» 53 231 , 4.25 45 240 405120 353 38 260 4.00 59 200 4.35 44 372 120 205 4.30 DO 271 4JO 46 31T ffj 20 331 4.25 71 193 4.20 59 185 f» C 8 200 4.40 44 222 405 113 241 fg 168 199 • 400 60 219 4.20 49 293 37 290 405 43 293 4.20103 206 fg 117 181 4.25 49 • 240 4.25 43 221 fg 64 210 4.30 61 281 4.00 55 209 SHEEP—Have been in better demand, ao this, nefr withstanding a material increase in the receipts, has been no very important change in prices. Stop* per* were oat of the market, bat local butcha* •»“ feeders have kept the peas well cleared of sto& ** quote poor to common shorn sheep at $3.0C@3.73, dirun do at |4.00@40*, and good to choice do at I*? @5.00. Lambs are in demand at si.so@3^o,— e* 6 ®* lag to quality. An ecclesiastical dispute in Mount Vernon, £5 chaster County, Hew York, relative to the. fcj the Episcopal resulted in the minority rf* tog possession of ttm keys and the consequent pr. of the edifloe to the Sector and the majority cf tn*<®* gregatton. Tlie first Methodist Conference in dnwfcs -vr. in the City of Philadelphia on the 14th, 15th, and W • g of July, 1773. The'bunding where It p •tending—old St. George’s Church, UisprtJ**** . *-;• bare a centennial celebration on the eazoe w® l £-> this year, 1873. in the same old church* t/j LATEST. .....,*20,579 65,659- s^s* ..17,605 48,575 6,421 .22,070 73,723. 4,000 inf J»!?' ||

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