The Country Gentleman Volume 75, PT. 2

The Country Gentleman Volume 75, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... numerous fair grounds, more of which are in operation just now than at almost any other time. This made the fine weather especially acceptable, after the rain with which the 'week opened unpromisingly for outdoor exhi bitions. September gave us rather more than its usual allotment of crisp days and frosty nights, but the earth still demands rain to fill it with moisture befor winter sets in. The stock market, and still more the demand for bonds, reflects an improvement in the business situation, though the requirements for crop moving are likely to cause some money tightness before the end of the year. There is a general feeling that stocks are more likely to decline than appreciate greatly in value before the situation clears. British consols fell last week to 80%, the lowest price since 1848, which makes these standard government securities, which pay 2% per cent. interest, net something over 3 per cent. Our own 2 per cent. government bonds now sell around 101; but this is not the measure of their investment value, but of their note-issuing privilege. Perhaps as interesting as any news are the census figures that daily filter from the bureau at Washington. They are no more indicative than heretofore of any "back-to-the-farm movement." For instance, Missouri's population stands at 3,293,335, an increase since the last census of 186,670 or only 6 per cent., and the state was only saved from a decrease in population by her two large cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. The gain at St. Louis was 111,791 and at Kansas City 84,629, making a total of 196,420, or 9750 more than the aggregate increase for the entire state. Buchanan County, in which St. Joseph is located, shows a loss of 30,000. Most of the surprising...show more

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  • Paperback | 970 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,696g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917561
  • 9781236917560