The effect of improvements upon the business of the city, may be
illustrated by the following table, showing the operations of our city ele-
vator from October 24, 1865, to January 1, 1867. The elevator cost
$451,000, and has a capacity of one million two hundred and fifty thou-
sand bushels. It is able to handle one hundred thousand bushels a day.
It began to receive grain in October, 1865, and before the 1st of January
its receipts amounted to six hundred thousand bushels, two hundred