The Muskogee Cimeter. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 15, 1904 Page: 7 of 12
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GALVESTON SPOTS Low ordin-
ary 4 0-1G; ordinary 5 1-1G; good or-
dinary G G-1G; low middling 7 3-1G;
middling 7 11-1G; good middling 7
aS-lG; middling fair 8 15-1G.
. NEW ORLEANS SPOTS Ordinary
5 2-1G; good ordinary G 7-1G; low mid-
dling 7 3-16; middling 7 10-1G; good
mjddling 7 13-10 middling fair 8 15-10
CATTLE Good to prlmo steers G.OO
7.25; poor to medium 3.005.80;
stackers and feeders $2.204.10;
cows 1401b4.00; heifers $2.005.00;
canners $1.35(3)2.40; bulls $2.004.00
' calves $3.50700; Western steers
HOGS. Mixed and butchers $435
4.50; good to choice heavy $4.42 H-
4.55; rough heavy $1.304.35; light
$125 4.40; bulk of sales $4.40 4.47.
SHEEP Good to choico wethers
$4.505.25; fair to choico mixed $3.C0
4.40; Western sheep $350500; na-
tivo lambs $47.5G.G0; Western
CATTLE Choico export and dress-
ed beef steers $5.00G.50; fair to
good $3.505.00; Western fed steers
$3.505.50; stockcrs and feeders $2.50
S4.25; Southern cows $1.75(0)3.75;
natlvo cows $1.753.75; native heif-
ers $2.505.00; bulls $2.0Q4.00;
HOGS. Heavy $4. 50(0)4. GO; pack-
ers $4.304.55; pigs and lights $3.75
SHEEP Native lambs $4.500.00;
natlvo wethers $4.00(0)5.00; natlvo
owes $4.00(3)1.50; Western lambs
$1.50G.OO; Western yearlings $4.00
G.00; Western sheep $3.75(0)4.75;
stocker3 and feedors $2.504.35.
WHEAT No. 2 hard $1.04 LOG;
"No. 3 hard $1.011.03; No. 2 red
$1.05 1.08; No. 3 red $1.04.
CORN No. 2 mixed 41c; No. 3
mixed 4041c; No. 2 white 4041c;
No. 3 white 40c.
' OATS No. 2 mixed 2930c; No.
3 mixed 29c; No. 2 white 20Mj30c;
Mo. 3 mixed 29i30c.
WHEAT No. 2 red $1.141.15V6;
No. 3 red $1.091.13; No. 2 hard
J$1.091.13; No. 3 hard $1.021.10.
OATS No. 2 mixed 30c No. 2whito
A Montreal firm wired: A cablo
'from a largo Australian firm advises
that the crop prospects thoro are bad.
Stocks of wheat hero have docrens-
cd 75800 bushels tho past week. Corn
'stocks have increased 93800 bushels.
Stocks of oats have incrcasod 9400.
Minneapolis stocks of wheat increas-
ed 1G0.000 bushels. During tho past
week stocks increased 1174212 bush-
els and now amount to 12457308
Fifteen thousand bushels of wheat
wero delivered at Kansas City on Do-
ccmbor contracts. Tho deliveries so
far on December contracts amount to
Tho past wosk's world's shipment!
of wheat and flour aro estimated to
amount to 8800000 bushels. A fair
decrease in tho quantity on ocean pas-
sago 13 expected.
. . Exports of corn from tho United
States tho past wook were 270000
bushols; last weok 3G 1000 bushols;
a yoar ago G50.000 bushels two years
ago 1301000 bushels; three years
BECKWITH'S STARTLING STORY
Report From Oberlln That Can Scarce-
ly Be Credited
CLEVELAND OHIO: A dispatch
from Oberlln Ohio says:
Tho confession of President Beck-
wlth of the wrecked Citizens' Natlona
Dank of Oberlln now in tho possession
of tho Federal authorities is a story
so startling with relation to tho monu-
mental transactions of Mrs. Chadwick
as to bo almost unbelievable.
Tho unequivocal statement is made
in tho confession of President Bock-
wlth that tho means by which Mrs.
Chadwick secured tho immense loans
was by a written promise delivered
Jnto tho hands of tho banker that tho
Citizens' bank would bo tho trusteo
of tho $5000000 which has Just been
revealed to tho world as an alaolu'e
Tho written promiso delivered by
Mrs. Chadwick to Beckwith to tho ef-
fect exactly that her affairs would bo
turned over to tho Oberlln bank July
1 1903. In consideration thereof Pres-
ident Beckwith and Cashier Spear
wero to receive $10000 a year each
for their trouble. In addition tho bank
was to bo given a bonus of closo to
$00000 when tho loans had all been
Tho story of how Mrs. Chadwick
playod with tho two banks' officers
after having them onco in her power
as told by Beckwith is absorbing. Mrs.
Chadwick calmed their fears with tho
claim that sho was a relative of An-
drew Carnegio. Tho written confession
of Beckwith goes into detail of tho vx-
planatlon mado by Mrs. Chadwick as
to tho manner In which tho estate was
then being handled.
Tho Wade Park Bank of Cleveland
was used simply as a depository for
tho securities according to tho talo
that tho Cleveland woman mado the
Tho estato was said by Mrs. Chad-
wick to be in the hands of three trus-
tees nil New York men. The name of
ono of them was given as William B.
Baldwin. Mrs. Chadwick said she
could not get hold of tho money ex-
cept through Baldwin whom tho bank-
er believes to bo-a mythical perpon.
Baldwin attended to all the business
of handling the Interest from tho
bonds and turned if over to Mrs. Chad-
wick as it became duo. Tho bankers
were told that tho yearly incomo was
$750000. Repeated cJTprts wore made
on tho part of Beckwith to get into
communication with Baldwin but tho'y
woro always uncussossful. An oxcuso
was always ready when enquiry con-
cerning Baldwin was pressed.
Tho Oberlln bank was to be made
tho trusteo of tho estato as soon as
tho contract with tho alleged trustees
was ended which was said to bo July
1 1903. When tho first day of July of
last yoar camo mound matters wore
said to bo in such a shape as to make
It necessary for thd"ostato to remain
In tho samo hands for somo time long-
er. With the end of tholr troublos
right In sight and a golden harvest
within their grasp as tho Oberlln
bankers beliovcd they woro put off to
sommonco upon a period of tortuous
anticipation which ended with tlio
closing of tho doors or tho institu-
tion nnd tho arrest of both tho prosi-
dont nnd tho cashier.
In relation to tho Indorsmont of tho
notes by Bockwlth nnd Spear tho
story from tho bankers goes on to re-
lato tho notes woro Indorsed only as
a last resort in tho desperato chnso
for funds. Ho confessed that ho had
Intended to attempt to nogotluto a
loan on tho note but his nerve tailed
him. Tho Indorsements woro put on
it was explained to mako tho paper
Tho confession practically tolls a
story of how tho Oberlln bank was
used as a clearing houso for Mrs.
Chadwlck's manipulations. Ono in-
stance Is that of tho $5000 noto held
by W. L. Fay and Henry Wuerst of
Blyrla. Tho noto was given by Mrs.
Chadwick to Fay and Wuerst with dia-
monds as security. They prossed for
payment nnd filially threatened to sell
"I admit that I hit tho plaintiff."
said Subbubs "and I'd do it again.
'Come! Come!" interrupted tho
magistrate "don't talk that way."
"Judge I was down in my cellar
last night trying to coax tho furnaco
to give out somo heat. In tho midst
of my work the bell rang nnd I had
to answer it. When I opened tho door
this man stepped in and tried to sell
mo a patent 11 fo extinguisher!"
He'd Seen 'Em.
"What business Is papa In mama?"
asked little Robbie.
"Why he's In tho hardware busi-
ness my boy."
"And does ho sell cockroaches
"Why Robbio! What a question!
Of courso ho doesn't!"
"Well he's got a sign on tho storo
window which reads: 'Wo sell every-
thing to bo found in tho kitchen.' "
Knew His Game.
Tom I saw Sllckley tho other day
and he was looking exceedingly pros-
perous. Dick If you seo him again tell him
I'm out of town.
Tom What for?
Dick Ho onco confided to mo that
tho only time ho ever pretended to bo
a swell dresser was when ho was
broko and out borrowing money.
Detroit Free Press.
As It Should Be.
Ho had just proposed but his pov-
orty was too much of a handicap.
"A man without money" sho said
"might as well walk back and sit
"O of course" ho rejoined. "He na-
turally wouldn't bo in a position to
Bllnkors Could you lend mo your
racing auto for tho afternoon old
Tooter Why or yes.
Blinkers Thanks awfully. And say
or could you lend mo tho prlco of
a couple of fines or so? Puck.
Nurse Lltllo boy you must not do
that. It Is not nlco to kiss little girls.
Street Kid Woll dnt just shows
what you know about do klssln game.
Now What Did He Mean?
"It's terribly slow hero" wroto tho
Yar correspondent to his wife; "I
haven't actually seen any fighting
gleco I left homo" )
Mr. Kloso "I'm glad to soo somo
women hnvo begun a crusado against
tho killing of bhds for hat trhnmluga.
It's certainly a cruel "
Mrs. Kloso "It is so cruel dqar
and I just hato to wear my last win-
tor's hat because it has a bird on it.
I saw a lovely hat downtown to-day
for $10 that hasn't oven a feather on
It. Lot mo buy it to-morrow?
Gcorgie Wanted More Pie.
"Gran'ma" says Georglo "you gavo
mo a awful little piece of pie I"
"Why Georglo!" cries tho dear old
lady "I gavo you an extra largo piece.
I remember cutting an enormous pleco
"Gran'ma" tho small boy ruminates
a few minutes beforo speaking again.
"Gran'ma your glasses magnify a
good deal don't they?"
Male Moon Gazers Beware.
"Ah!" sighed tho sentimental maid
"I could sit and gnzo at tho moon for
"Would that I woro tho man In it"
said the callow youth vho was help-
ing her to hold down tho rustic soat
on tho lawn.
"Samo hero" sho replied wearily.
"Thon you would bo nearly 210000
The Rojectod One Jilted Jilted for
a bloko wlv a penny cigar.
Tho Cynic Wimmln mo dear Al-
gernon aro all aliko. Half Holiday.
O! the Funny Man!
Klumsoy It always worries me to
go Into a china store. I'm always
afraid of breaking something.
Jokoloy Mo too. I went Into ono
tho other day to lAiy a wedding pres-
ent nnd broko something worth $20.
Klumsoy You don't say so? What
Jokoley A twenty-dollar noto.
Ho (after tho engagement) And
am I really and truly tho only man
you over kissed?
She Why of courso you aro you
dear old lump of stupidity.
uq Why do you cnll mo that?
She Bccauso you aro not original.
At least a dozen men havo asked mo
tho very samo question.
"Fiylelgh had hard luck with his air
"How was that?"
"It How away."
"Built to fly wasn't It?"
"Yes but It wasn't built to fly Into
tho barnyard of a farmer who mado
him pay half tho thing was worth be-
foro ho'd glvo It up."
Sizing Him Up.
"Very well you may mako a suit
for me" said Slopay "but how long
will It tako you?"
"About a week" replied tho tailor.
"Positively? A friend of mlno who
recommended mo hero told mo you
seldom delivered suits on timo."
"Ho was right. Wo only dellvo
them C. O. D."
The Same Old Reason.
"What was it that caused tho down-
fall of tho Trojans?" asked tho man
who has forgotten Jils classics.
"It was tho samo old story" said
tho man who was reading tho sporting
page. "Thoy wouldn't let tho horse
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