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WORLD OF" COMMERCE AND
WHEAT UP AGAIN, TOUCHING 77& c FOR MAY
Good Southwest Milling Demand
and Prospective Foreign Bus
iness Gave Strength.
LOCAL STOCKS ARE STATIONARY
Clearance* I*B,ooo Bu.—Flax Strong;
Flour lliuher-»Sharn Break
In Millktullß.
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 21.
•-Wheat made another gain to-day and at the
close May was 77Vi@77%c, this against yes
terday's close of <•%«, and 76%0 for the close
last Saturday. Sentiment was firm through
out and this arose principally from the good
cash demand for wheat reported from the
southwest, and continued export inquiry at
the seaboard. Holders of wheat take this
foreign inquiry was very encouraging, as yes
terday's' business was the first reported since
the late bull turn in wheat. If the foreigners
■will take our wheat at the present level it
means much. Next week ought to show
whether the little business done In the past
two days was only a spasmodic turn or is to
be the forerunner of continued foreign de
mand. Boston reported 250,000 bushels' taken
for Liverpool. Chicago reported 95,000 bushels
•old to go to southern Illinois mills, and more
trades pending. St. Louis had a good milling
demand. Broomhall cabled that his Hamburg
agent reports the wheat received into Ger
many going into consumption immediately.
Australian shipments for the week were SS,
--000 bushels against 404,000 last week and
■"1.000 last year. Liverpool closed %@%d
ht^aer on wheat, and %d higher on corn.
Paris closed wheat 15 to 20 centimes up and
flour unchanged to 15 centimes higher. A ;
Email visible increase Is' expected for Mon
day. World's shipments promise about
7,000,000 bushels. Local stocks made a nom
inal increase, 5,769 bushels for the week, the
present total standing at 14,217,213 bushels.
Near the close the market was stronger and
May sold to 77% c. At the close May was
n%©77?4c; July 78% c and December 75% c.
Chicago May closed at 81c.
Primary receipts were 440,000 bushels against
800, 000 last year and shipments 74,000 against
175,000 bushels. Clearances wheat and flour j
06,000 bushels. Minneapolis received 383 cars !
and Duluth 147 against 401 and 123 last year.
Cash demand was active. - No. 1 northern
Isold principally at %c under May and No. 2
northern at 1 to 2c under. Nothing Important
■was done In No. 1 northern to arrive despite \
the advancing option, but some trades were
made in No. 2at 76c. No. 3 wheat was salable
at 740 to 75c according to quality and |
■whether in Omaha, Milwaukee or Great !
Northern cars, and this car discrimination J
»a« felt again in every grade. Rejected wheat
and no grade sold from 69c to 73c.
THE FLOUR MARKET
Moderate Advance—No Changes in
the General Situation.
Higher prices for cash wheat prompted an
advance of 10c per barrel to-day in millers'
quotations. No change is reported in the
general situation. Some increase was noted i
in domestic orders, stimulated by firmer
•wheat, but nothing material. On Thursday
the foreign inquiry was more active, some
light sales were made to go abroad, and It I
looked as if prices were getting close to a \
foreign basis, but to-day they are again very !
much out of line. With wheat strong and !
feed prices on decline, the outlook is for a
continued strong market in flour, notwith
standing the light volume of trade.
Shipments for the day were 58,356 brls.
First patents are now quoted $3,95@4 05
--second patents, $3.80@3.90; first clears, $2.90(&
I; second clears, $2.60.
THE CASH TRADE
Break in Mlllstuffs— Strong—
Rye Holds Firm.
FLAX—The market was firm and on a
range a little higher. Spot rejected sold at
|1.02. No. 1 on spot brought $1.53% and No 1 I
to arrive sold from $1.52 to $1.53%. Demand
continues active. Minneapolis received 35 :
cars, against 15 last year, and shipped 8 i
.Duluth received 20 cars. ■
Closing prices: Minneapolis cash $1.53%- I
to arrive, $1.53%; December, $1.52; May'
11.65% Duluth cash $1.57; on track, $1.51%;
to arrive, $1.61%; December, $1.51%; May]
$1.55%.
CORN*—There was an active trade, with
offerings running again principally to low !
grade stuff. There is practically no high i
grade corn coming. Demand is good and I
everything Is salable at firm prices. No 3 I
brought €3c. No. 4, 61c. No grade corn sold
to 61K; and ear corn at 58% c. At the close
I\o. 3 yellow was quoted 63% c. Receipts 50
cars; shipments. 17 cars.
OATS—No changes of importance were
made, the market holding steady to a shade
firmer. No. 3 white sold at 44% c, and at the
rloso was quoted firm at that figure. Receipts,
El cars; shipments, 14 cars.
FEED AND MEAL—Prices are fairly steady
as quoted, but there is no especial firmness
in the market. Coarse corn meal and cracked
oorn, $23.75; No. 1 feed, $24.50; No. 2 feed, $25-
No. 8 feed, $23.60; granulated corn meal In
cotton sacks at the rate oif $3 per brl
J.IILLSTUFFS—The market is very weak
and on sharp decline. In addition to the de
cline of yesterday, prices are off again to-day.
Opinion Is divided. Brokers claim the present
price range, which is $2@3 under the extreme
points of the late spurt, are about right, but
millers consider the slump as temporary and
expect recovery later. One hundred cars
•were sold here yesterday to go to the south
"west, which is taken as evidence that consum
ers consider the present a. good time to buy.
Bran in .bulk, $17.50@18; bulk shorts, $17.50@
IS; flour middlings, $18.6O@19; red dog, $20.06:
teed in 200-lb sacks, $1 per ton additional; in
100-lb sacks, $1.50 per ton additional.
-There Is an excellent demand. No. 2
Bold at 60% c. At the close No. 2 was quoted
80% c b.di Receipts, 5 cars; shipments, 2 cars.
BARLEY—There was an active market.
Some choice malting barley sold up to til%c.
Feed grades are quoted 52(&64c; malting
grades, 64@590. Receipts, 17 cars; shipments
17 cars. ..-:«../.(
HAY—Upland, fancy, $7.50@5; upland,
choice, $7; upland, No. 1, $6.50@7; midland,
$6.50; medium, $6; timothy, choice, $11.50: rye
straw, choice, $4.50|&6; wheat and oat straw,
14.50. Receipts, 67 tons. .
Cash Sales Reported To-day.
No. 1 northern, 4 cars $0.76%
No. 1 northern, 1 car 77
No. 1 northern, 1 car .. 7714
No. 2 northern, 19 cars 76
No. 2 northern, 1,000 bu, to ar 76
No. 2 northern, 31 cars .7514
No. 2 northern, 3 cars 751/,
No. 2 northern, 1 car „ 76%
No. 2 northern, 1 car 7534
No. 2 northern, 2 cars 75%
No. 3 wheat, 3 cars "75
No. 3 wheat, 4 cara .„ 74%
No. ,3 wheat, 10 cars , .74%
No. 3 wheat, 2 cars !"41,4
No. , 3 wheat, 1 car .' .74
Rejected wheat, 3 cars .73
Rejected wheat, 1 car „ 72>/,
Rejected wheat, 1 car, smutty 70 ~
No grade wheat, 1 car 72V-
No grade wheat, 2 cars '.72%
No grade wheat, 6 cars 66
No grade wheat, 3 cars .74
No grade wheat. 1 car .70%
No grade wheat, 1 car ......... 66 "
No grade wheat, 1 car .72%
No grade corn, 9 cars ......^ 60
No grade corn, 1 car .' , 60%
No. 3 corn, 3 cars 63
No. 4 corn, 2 cars ......... 01
No. 3 corn, 2 cars
Ear corn, 1 ear .58%
No. 3 white oats, 2 cars 44%
No. 4 white oats, 1 car 4414
No. 3 oats, 1 car 44%
No. 3 oats, 1 car 44%
No grade oats, 1 car 43%
No. 2 rye, 1 car ...;....;......... ■. .60%
No. 0 barley, 1 car . 59
No. "3 barley, 1 car .... ............ .59
No. 4 barley, 1 car ..;.. .61%
No. 5 barley, 1 car .56
No. 4 barley, 1 car... ...•'......:.. 56
Rejected flax, 1 car 152
No. 1 flax, 900 bu, to ar\.. 153%
No. 1 flax, 1 car 1 531,
No. 1 flax, 1,000 bu, to ar ].>§
Puts and Calls.
Two o'clock report:
Puts—May wheat, 76% c.
. Calls—May wheat, " 78% c.
Curb—Hay wheat, 77% c.
Receipts and Shipments.
Dec. 20.
Received— 383 cars, 337,040 bu- corn.
44,600 bu: oats, 27,930 bu: barley, 15,130 bu:
rye. 3,800 bu; flax, 29,400 bu; flour, 1,618 brls'
millstuffs. 238 tons; hay, 07 tons; fruit 150
--192 lbs; merchandise, 1,791,076 lbs; : lumber 14
'cars; barrel stock, 1 car; machinery, 260",200
lbs; c0a1,*2,636 tons; 'wood, 400 cords; cement,
■ 100. brls; household goods, 20,000,lbs: pig iron
i» saw; live stock* 3 cars; dressed meats, 60,.' <
RANGE OF WHEAT PRICE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Close v Close » Close
Open, High. Low. To-day. . Yesterday. Year Ago
May..s .7C' $ .11% "> $ .76% $ .77%(§77% f $ Tt>»^ ■ $ .74% ■
July.. .11% \78%@78% .77% .781; V .77%@77% .75 ©75'
Dec 75% .74% .72%
THE DAY'S RESULT
May Wheat. Minneapolis. Chicago. Duluth. St. Louis. New Yorl
Close to-day.. $ .77%@77% $ .81 $ .78%@78% % .84%: $ .86
Close yesterday 70% .80% -77%' .83%@83% .85%
CLOSING CASH PRICES
On Track—No. 1 hard, 79% c; No. 1 northern, 76%@77c; No. 2 northern, 75%«
76c; No. 3 wheat, 73%@74%c.
No. 1 flax, $1.53%; No. 3 yellow corn, 63% c. „
No. 3 white oats, 44% c; No. 2 rye, 60Vie
Barley, 54c .to 59c.
310 lbs; hides, pelts, etc., 80,000 lbs; railroad
materials, 12 cars; sundries, 15 car*; car lots,
876.
Shipped—Wheat, 36 rars, 31,Ui!0 bu; corn,
15,300 bu; cats, 19,880 ha; barley, 17,340 bu;
rye. 1,580 bu; flax, 3,090 bu; flour, 58,356 brls
millstuffs, 1,527 tons; fruit, 63,000 lbs; mer
chandise, 2,229,022 lbs; lumber, 65 cars; ma
chinery, CS.OOO lbs; coal, 21 tons; household
goods, 20,000 lbs; linseed oil, 100 brls; oil
cake, 144,410 lbs; hides, pelts, etc., 34,100 lba;
railroad materials, 5 cars; sundries, 26 cars;
car lots, 804.
State Grain Inspection.
Dec. 20.
Inspected In —Wheat—Cars—
Great Northern —No. 1 northern, 30; No. 2
northern, 50; No. 3, 8; no grade, 8.
Milwaukee—No. 1 northern, 3; No. 2 north
ern, 3;!; No. 3, 12; rejected, 3; no grade, 5.
St. Louis—No. 1 northern, 7; No. 2 north
ern, 13; No. 3, 9; no grade, 1.
Soo Line—No. 2 northern, 4; No. 3, 2; no
grade, 3.
Northern Pacific—No. 1 northern, 2; No. 2
j northern, 2; No. 3, 5; no grade, 1.
Omaha—No. 1 northern, 1; No. 2 northern,
18; No. 3, 15; rejected, 1; no grade, 3.
Great Western—No. 2 northern, 1; No. 3, 1.
Total—No. 1 northern, 43; No. 2 northern,
121; No. 3, 62; rejected, 4; no grade, 21.
Other Grains—No. 2 winter wheat, 30; No.
j 4 com, 6; no grade corn, 16; No. 3 white oats,
j 6; No. 4 white oats, 4; No. 3 oats, ?,; no
'grade oats, 2; No. 2 rye, 7; No. 3 rye, 1;
i No. 3 barley, 1; No. 4 barley, 7; No. 5 bar
! ley, 4; No. 1 flax, 16; rejected flax, 11; no
j grade flax, 1.
Cars Inspected Out—No. 1 northern wheat,
3; No. 2 northern, 32; Xo. 3, 24; rejected, 3;
! no grade, 26; No. 1 winter wheat. 1; No. 4
! corn, 11; No. 3 white oats, jl; Xo. 4 white
; oats, 1; No. 3 oats, 4; no grade oats, 1;
: No. 2 rye, 1; No. 3 barley. 1; No. 4 barley,
j 5; No. 5 barley, 1; Xo. 1 flax, 9.
AVheat Movement by Roads.
I Dec. 20.
I Receipts—Cars—Milwaukee, 72: Omaha, 69-
I St. Louis, 44: Great Northern, 130: Burling
j ton, 2; Soo, 34; Northern Pacific, 32.
Shipped—Cars—Milwaukee. 26; Omaha, 2;
Great Northern, 5; Chicago Great Western, 3.
RANGE MAY WHEAT
% &A> HA, I 1& U f
>d = L -m
. 77 1 /___X_
M —I —I —I —
i
OTHER GRAIN MARKETS
CHICAGO GRAIX
The Bull Interests Busy and Wheat
Touches a Higher Notch.
Chicago Dec. 21.—May wheat opened %@%c
higher to-day, at 80%@80%c, on firmer cables
and a fair demand. There were few offerings
and the bull interests were active both here
and outside. Receipts were small and prices
at once advanced, May selling up to 80% c.
At this figure offerings became more liberal,
but prices held well. Local receipts were 18
,cars, one contract; Minneapolis and Duluth
I reported 530 cars, a total for the three points
j of 548, against 504 last year and 640 a year
ago.
Wheat advanced steadily on a good demand
| and on bullish sentiment until May touched
i 81%@81%c. Profit-taking at this figure
brought a Blight reaction, but May closed
strong and %c up, at 81c.
Close: December. 77% c; January, 77% c;
May, 81c; July, 80% c. Cash: No. 2 red
83@8oc; No. 3 red, 79@83%c; No. 2 hard win
ter, 78@79c; No. 3 hard winter, 77@78c; No 1
! northern spring, 78@79c; No. 2 northern
j spring, 77@78c; No. 3 spring, 74@77c.
j Corn opened firm on cables and in sympa
thy with wheat. May started %@%c up', at
67@67%c. Trade, however, was small early
and the advance was only to 67% c. Receipts'
104 ears.
Corn continued to be indifferent and'was
helped but little by wheat. May sagged off
to 66%@67c, and closed steady %c up, at 67c
Close: December, 64c; May, 67c; July 66%
@66% c. Cash: No. 3, 64%@<64%c.
Oats were firmer at the start, In sympathy
with other grains. There was a small outside
demand at the start, with little offered in the
pit. May opened VB<§>Vic up, at 45V 8 c to
46%@45%c, and advanced to 45%@45%c Re
ceipts, 56 cars.
Close: December, 44% c; May, 45%@45%<v
July, 39c; September, 33%@33»4c. Cash- \o*
2, 46@46%c; No. 3, 45%(§ 1
The following was the range of prices-
Wheat— Dec. May. Juiy.
Opening 76% So%ffiii 80%@%
Highest 77% Sl%@% 81%
Lowest 76% SO% 80% '
Close—
To-day 77% 81 80%
Yesterday 76% 80% $o"4@s,i
Year ago 70% 73 ...
Corn —
Opening 67.%
Highest 64% 071,4 !!"!!"
Lowest 63% 66%
Close— .......
To-day 64 67 66%@*i
Yesterday 63% 0-5% 66%
Year ago 87-Ji 35%
Oats '
Opting ........ 45% 38"
Highest 45»4(f?% 39% ■
Lowest 45@45% 38%
Close—
To-day- 44% 45%@% 39
Yesterday 44% 44%@45 38^
Year ago 21%@% 23
Sulnth Grain.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 21.—There was an ad
vance all around to-day, and fairly good
trading in both wheat and flax. Wheat opened
%c up at 74% c for December and 78c for
May. The latter sold to 78% c, and back to a
close at 78%@78%c. Flax opened strong and
May advanced 2c to $1.56. It closed at $1.55%
December closed at an advance of 2%c. Re
ceipts—Wheat, 147 cars; oats, 2; rye, 3; bar
ley, 1; flax, 20; total. 173. Shipments—
165,000 bu; oats, 1,248; flax, 1,874.
■ Close: No. 1 hard, cash, 78% c; No. 1 north
ern, cash and to arrive, 75% c; May, 78% -
NO. 2 northern, 72% c; No. 3, 70% c; flax, cash'
$1.51; to arrive, $1.51%; December, $1.51!
May, $1.65%; corn, 64c; oats, 44% c; rye, 61c
barley, 49c to 58e. _
IVew York Grain.
New York, Dec. 21.—Flour—Receipts, 8,738
brls; state and western held with more confi
dence, but had little demand. Wheat—Re
ceipts, 14,250 bu; sales, 950,000 bu; experienced
a sharp advance this morning on a scare of
shorts, due to adverse, winter . wheat crop
news, higher cables and small northwest re
ceipts; December, 83 13-16@84 l-16c; May 86%
@86% c. Rye—Firm; state, 68@69c, elf
New York car lots; No. 2 western, 73% c fob'
afloat. Receipts, 11,000 bu; sales 45
--000 bu; sold up a little on light receipts the
strength of cables and the wheat advance •
December, 70%@70 13-16 c; May, 71%(g71% c '
Oats—Receipts, 22,520 bu; was affected by
other markets and remained firm: track
white, 62@57c. - /
Close: Wheat—December. 84% c; May 86c
December, 70% c; May, 71% c. -
Liverpool Grain. .
Liverpool, Dec. 21.—Close: Wheat—
firm; No. 2 red western winter. 6s 2d- No 1
northern spring, 6s 2%d; No. ICal., 6s 4*d
futures steady; March, 6s 2%d; May, 6s 3%d'
Corn— firm; American mixed, old, 69 9d
futures inactive; January, 6s 5%d; March 5s
4%d; May, 6s 4%d. The Produce Exchange
here will be closed < Dec. 25 and 26. .
Chicago - Seed and Coarse Grains.
Chicago, D«c. 21.— Flax— northwestern
$1.59; southwestern, $1.57; May, $1.68%@159
Rye—December, «3%c; . May, 67c. Barley-
Cash, 56(3i63c. Timothy—March, $6.60. Clover
—March. - $9.50. -
. : Kansas City Grain.
: Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 21.—Wheat— '
89% c; No. 2 hard, 76c; No. 2 red, 87% c. Corn
—December, 68%@68%c; January, 68% c; May
68% c. n-«l« **«>» a mi-***. ea«jy No. 2 white'
4 69&Q,
LIKE WET BLANKET
Influence of Amalgamated Fluctua
tions in Wall Street.
SMALL FRACTIONAL GAINS TODAY \
' Bank: Statement Is Favorable and
the Market Closes Easy and
Moderately Active.
I
New York, Dec. 21.— erratic fluctua
i tions in Amalgamated Copper have been an
j unarming an repressive influence .v tl:e
stOL-k market ail the week. But the general
I market has mi.de good headway towards
! higher prices after some early depression.
I The growth O' confidence in t^ie money out
: ."uok rwirg to d. passing of th« time for goi«'
: shipment *'h eh .vould be available for ihe
! annual settlements abroad, has been a benefit
Ito stocks. There has been some Investment
I buying of bonds in anticipation of the Jan
j vary disbursements. This buying has been
! prompted by encouraging general conditions
and by a desire to anticipate an expected
rise in January.
FRACTIONAL GAIXS
i Bank Statement Causes a Rally—Ac
tive and Easy Closing.
New York, Dec. 21.— Stocks were firmly held
at the opening and small fractional gains
were the rule. Amalgamated Copper ad
-1 vanced % and then reacted as much. Deal
ings were on a very small scale and were re
stricted to the principal stocks. Important
advances were confined to yesterday's leading
stocks, mainly the Coalers and local Trac
tions. Hocking Valley was pushed up 3%
to 69©%, and the preferred two points. Read
ing common rose well above 50 and led the 1
rise in the hard Coalers. Manhattan and I
Metropolitan gained a point. Sugar was
heavy and fell 1%, while Amalgamated sold
alternately a fraction above and below yes
terday. There was some realizing in the
Grangers and Pacifies and the market fell
into dullness. North-Western preferred sold
9% below the previous transactions, and
Wheeling & Lake Erie fire preferred a point.
There was some selling before the bank state
ment appeared, which carried Hocking Val
ley back 1% and Atchison and Union Pa
cific a fraction below last night. Buying or
ders came into the market after the favor
able bank statement and prices rallied, led by
Brokklyn Transit. That stock, Metropolitan
Street Railway, St. Paul, Missouri Pacific and
a few less prominent stocks, rose a point or
more over yesterday. Liquidation of Sugar
under cover of this strength carried to 115%
and checked the rise elsewhere. The closing
was moderately active and easier. .;..-7.:,i;
Stock quotations reported for The Journal
by Watson & Co., Chamber of Commerce,
Minneapolis, Minn. .
Closing prices are bid.
• I - - —Close-
Sales • Stocks— . i Hi- | Lo- I Bid. Bid.
I | est. I est. |Dc.2l|Dc.2O
Adams Express.) | 190 190~
[Am. Express 200 202
1,400 Am. Cot. Oil .. 33% 32% 33 31%
„ 200 do pr 85% 86%
1,400 Am. Car 30% 29% 30 29%
200 do pr 86% 86 86% 80%
Am. Locomot .. 31% 31% . 31% 31
j do pr 89% 89 | 89% 88%
Am. Ice 27% 27 26% I 27
I do pr 63% 63%
I Am. Linseed | 15 j 15
do pr 1 40 40 j
25,600 Am. Sugar .... 118% 115% 115% I 118%
I do pr 115 115
Am. Smelting 43% 43% !
do pr 1 96% I 96%
ll,9oo|Amal. Cop ! 67% 67% 66% 66%
600! Ana.'on. Cop ...j 29% 29 129 29% ;
9,600 At., Top. & S.F. 79 78% | 78% 78% :
1,700 do pr • 101 100% 100% 100%
Bait. & Ohio .. 102% 101% i 102 | 101% ;
do pr ! 94% 94%
6,300 Brook. Rap. Tr. 65% 64% j 64% 64
Brook. Un. Ga5..... j 1206 | 206
2,900 Can. Southern ..' I | 85% | 86
Canadian Pac 1 j 113% 113%
900 Ches. & Ohio .. 46% 46% 46% 46%
C. & E. 11l ...1 1 134%
i do pr 1 134
.500 Chi. & Alton.. I 35% 35% | 35 35%
200 do pr 1 76% 75% | 75%, 76%
1,000 Chi. Gr. West..l 24%| 23%] 24 . j 24% j
100| do pr A ! 87% 87 ! 86%' 86% I
2001 do pr 8..... | 48 | 47%| 47%! 47%
Chi., Ind. & iL.I 49 | 48%| 48%| 48%
do pr ] 74 ; 74%
100;C.,C.,C. & St.L. ] 98 I 98%
I do pr 1 1 120 i 120
Cle., Lor. & W.| j 35 |
] do pr I . 1 ] 80 J
Chi. Term ' j j 16%! 16%
I do pr i 31% I 31- j 31 i 30"
300 Col. Fuel & I'n| | | 91 | 90%.
; do pr |. ].:.... 1 125 I 125
Col. Southern..l 14% 14%; 14% 14%
I do Ist pr....| 58%1 58% 58%j 08%
I do 2d pr.... 1 ;......I 27 27
|Col. 11. C. & 1.]...,.. 1 I 15%! 15
600|Consol. Gas ] 215%| 215 | 215%, 214%
I.OOOjDeI. & Hudson.l 175%! 175 i 174% 174%
I Del., Lack. & W j | 243% 246%
300|Den. & Rio Gr. ! I 44% 43
I do pr 94%; 94 ' 94% 93%
B,7tK)!Erie 41 40% 40% 40%
1.7001 do Ist pr ... 73 | 72% 72%1 72%
. do 2d pr.... 58% 58 j 58% 67%
Ev. & Terre H | |57 58
I do pr : 183 83
2OO.Gen. Electric... 281 279% 280 279
Glucose 39% 39
do pr i 94%! 94%
; Great Nor. Pr | 184 I 184
! Hocking Valley! 69% 67 68% 63%
I do pr I 85 I 83% 84% 82%
400;Illinoi» Central.l 139% 139 j 139 | i:Js% I
lowa Central ..1...... '■ | 36 .. .
! I do pr .;. j I 71 [
! Inter. Paper 1 | 20% 20%
I ! do pr 75% 75%
I K. C. & South 20% 20%
i I do pr j 1 44% 44%
Lake E. & W. 1 .66 67
do pr ..«; ! j 127 129
; Long Island 85 ..
3,loo|Louis. & Nash.. 106% j 106%' 106% 106
900 M., St. P. & Soo 36 j 35% 35% 34%
100 do pr 92% 91 I 92 yO%
3,000 Manhattan 135 | 133% 134 134
4,600 Met. St. Ry.... 163% | 162 163% 161%
Minn. & St. L 100 I 106
I do pr 120 120
11,100 Missouri Pac .. 104% I 103% 104% 103%
100 M., K. & T I 25%| 25%
I do pr 1 52 ! 52%
Mexican Cent .. 25 24% 24% 24%
Nat. Biscuit 43% 43%
! do pr : 102%! 102%
' 300 Nat. Lead 16% 16%
do pr 81 80 75%
200 N. J. Central 183 182
; Norfolk & West 56% 66% 56% 56
j do pr 91 I 91
: Nor. Pac. Pr ..; | 99% 99%
iNorthwestern ..' 202 .:..;.
1,600 N. Y. Central. 167 166 166% 166%
500 N.Y.Chi. & St.L 49 47% 48% 47%
do' Ist -. 117% 117%
] do 2d ...... 86 86
Omaha ..130 ......
I do pr ! ! 185 ......
2,900 Ontario & W.. 34% 33% 34% 33%
200 Pressed Steel .. 41 40% 40% 40%
1 do pr ;. [ 83 83%
[Pacific Coast 75 74%
! do Ist pr ...... ....;. 99 98
do 2d pr ..'. ...... 79 79
.100 Pacific Mail ... 45% 45% 45% 45%
2,600 Perm. R. R 148% 147% 147% 147%
P..C..C. & St.L. 75 74 75 ......
do pr „. 106 ......
2,100 People's Gas .. 102 101% 101% : 101%
' : Pullman ;.-..."... ...... ...... 214 212
16,100 Reading .;...... 50% 49% 50% 49%
200 'do Ist pr .... 80 . 79% 79% . 79%
:2,500 do 2d pr .... 60 , 69% 59% 59%
Repub. Steel ... ...... ..;.•'.. 15% 15%
.:■; ■■- do pry........ .;..v..:.\v: 66% 66%
200 Rock Island .V. .;....:.:... 151% 151%
St. L. & San F. 66% •56 65% 56
do Ist pr .... I 82% 83
/ do 2d pr .... 73% 73% 73% 73%
200 St. .L.& S. W.. 27% 27% 27 27%
600 do pr .............:;..:.. 59 59
16,900 St. Paul : ! 164% 163% 163% 163%
100 do pr : ..:.;; ...... j 187 188
St.- J. & Gr. Is.: ,13-- ».12* i 13 ......
I J do Ist pr ... 69%J 59 1 63 | .V. I( .'
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
do 2rt pr .... 20 19 20% ......
11,300 Southern Pao .. 61 60% 60% 60%
3,000 Southern Ry .. 33% 33% 33% 33%
1,100 do pr 93% 93 93% 92%
1,000 Term. Coal &I. 64 63% 63% 63%
200 Texas & Pac 38% 38%
100 Third Ay. Ry :.... 122% 122
T., St. L. &W. ...:.. ...... 18% .....:
do pr .;.... 34 ..
100 Twin City R. T j | 107% 107%
' ■"-■.■•. do pr ..; i 154 154
13,400 Union Pacific .. 102% 101% 102% 102%
400 do pr ....... 89% 89 , j 89 89%
U. S. Express .. | 92 93
U. S. Leather. 11% 11%
I do pr 80% 80%
U. S. Rubber ...... 13 13
I do pr j i... 49 48
19,900 U. S. Steel 43 42% 42% 42%
4,300 ' do pr 92% 92% 92% 92
1,800 \Vabash .....'... 22% 22% 22% 22%
. 1,500 do pr 42% 42% 42% 42%
500 Western Union. 91% 91% 91% 91%
200 Wheel. & L. E ; i IBV2 18%
100 do pr ; 50 00
ido 2d pr i 1 28 28
100 Wisconsin Cent ' '.. 20% 21
i' lOQI do _pr j 1 41% 42
Total sales, 290T200i
LOffBOH FINANCIAL
Consols and Quotations of American
Securities."
London, Dec. Consols for money, 94%;
. consols for account,94%; Anaconda, 5%; Atct
isou, 80%; Atchison preferred, 103%; Baltimore
& Ohio, 105%; Canadian Pacific, 116%; Ches
apeake & Ohio, 47%; Chicago Great Western,
'Jo; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 168; Den
ver & Rio Grande, 44%; Denver & Rio Grande
preferred, 96%; Erie, 41%; Erie first preferred,
74%; Erie second preferred, 59; Illinois Cen
tral, 142%; (Louisville & Nashville, 109; Mis/
souri, Kansas & Texas, 26; Missouri, Kansas
& Texas preferred, 51%; New York Central,
170%; Norfolk & Western, 57%; Norfolk &
Western preferred, 93%; Northern Pacific pre
ferred, 102; Ontario & Western, 35%; Penn
sylvania, 75%; Reading, 25%; Reading first
preferred, 41; Reading second preferred, 301;
Southern Railway, 34%; Southern Railway
preferred, 41; Reading second preferred, 30%;
Pacific, 105%; Union Pacific preferred, 91%;
United States Steel, 43%; United States Steel
preferred, 94%; Wabash, 23; Wabash pre
ferred, 43%; Spanish fours, 74%. Bar silver,
dull, 25% d per ounce. Rand mines, 10%.
Money, 3%®4 per cent. De Beers, 39%. The
rate of discount in the open market for short
bills Is 3% per cent. The rate of discount in
the open market 'for three months' bills te
£% per cent. ../,..•
Jew York Bonds.
New York, Dee. 21.—
United States refunding 2s, registered...loß%
United States refunding 2s, coupon 109%
United States 3s, registered 108%
United States 3s, coupon 108%
United States new 4s, registered 139%
United States 4s, coupon 139V a
I United States old 4s, registered 111%
i United States old -la, coupon... 112%
United States ss, registered 107%
United States 53, coupon 108
I Atchison general 4s 102%
: Atchison adjustment 4s 94%
! Baltimore & Ohio 4s 102%
I Baltimore & Ohio 3y.s 96%
■! Baltimore & Ohio cony. 45....... 104%
I Canada Southern seconds 109%
I Central Georgia 5s 106 Vi
I Central of Georgia first inc0me5........ 75%
Chesapeake & Ohio 4%s 106*/.
I Chicago & Alton 3%s 86"
Chicago, B. & Quincy new 4s 98%
Chicago, M. & St. Paul general 4s 11l
Chicago & North-Western consol 7s 140
I Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 4s 10?%
C, C, C. & St. Louis general 4s 103 V*
' Chicago Terminal 4s 88%
Colorado & Southern 4s. 89
Denver & Rio Grande 4s 103%
I Erie prior lien 4s 100%
j Erie general 4s 89 l/>
Fort Worth & Denver City Ist 104%
Hocking Valley 4%s 10yy>
Louisville & Nashville unified 4s 102%
Mexican Central 45.. 83%
Mexican Central first mc 31%
Minneapolis & St. Louis 4s 103
Missouri, Kansas & Texas 4s 96%
Missouri, Kansas & Texas seconds 81% '
New York Central firsts 106%
New York Central general 3%s 110
New Jersey Central general 5a .131%
Northern Pacific 4s .105 "
Northern Pacific 3s 72%
Norfolk & Western consol 4s 102%
Reading general 4s 99%
St. Louis & Iron Mountain consol. 55....117% 1
St. Louis & San Francisco 45\.... 97%
St. Louis Southwestern firsts. 96%
St. Louis & Southwestern seconds 791
San Antonio & Arausas Pass 4s 89ii
Southern Pacific 4s. 92%
Southern Railway 5s r .....: , v" *■"••■ I'3»<.
Texas & Pacific lsts ...... ... .. 119%
Toledo, St. L. & Western 4s (bid) 81
Union Pacific 45...'.. ; ........ 106V8
Union Pacific cony. 4s \\ 106%
Wabash firsts ."lIS'A
Wabash seconds "" 113%
Wabash deb. B '.'.' 66%
West Shore 4s .'.'.",'. 114 '
Wheeling & Lake Erie 4s .... ":"" 91%
i Wisconsin Central 45.... 90%
I Consolidated Tobacco 4s " ' 65%
Boston Mining; Stock*.
Boston, Dec. 21.—Adventure, 16%@17; Al
louez, 2%<g>3; Arcadian, 4@4%; Arnold, 1
j asked; Atlantic, 25 asked; Baltic. 31*4 asked;
•Bingham, 24@25%; Calumet, 570@580; Cen-
I tennial, 11@11%; Cochlta, 1% bid; Copper
I Range, 46@45%; Continental Zinc, 2@2V.- Daly
: West, 27%?D30; Dominion Coal, 47%@48; Elm
; River, 1%@2; Franklin, 11%@12; Humboldt
50 asked; Isle Royale, 18%@19; Massachusetts,
15»4@15V5: Mayflower, 2%@2 l,i; Michigan, BVs
i @8%; Mohawk, 27%@28;01d Colony, 2%@3%:
! Old Dominion, 21@21>4; Osceola, 73%@74%
--; Parrott, 28@29; Phoenix, 4 bid; Quincy, 125®
135; Rhode Island, 2%@3V4; Santa Fe '>y.@
3; Tamarack, 235@240; Tri-Mountain, 28030;
Trinity, -13%®13%; ■U. S. Mining, * 13%@14;
Utah, 19%@20%; Victoria. 4%@5: Wlnona, 1%
@2; Wolverine, 45@46; Wyandotte, 75@75Vi.
New York: Bank Statement.
New York, Dec. 21.— statement of . the
■ associated banks for the,week ending to-day
: shows: Loans $857,005,400, decrease $13,368,500
--i deposits $904,096,300, decrease $19,062,000; cir
culation 31,929,300, increase $50,300; legal ten
ders $70,760,600, decrease $1,025,000; specie
$161,048,800, decrease $3,410,000; reserves $231,
--809,400, decrease $4,435,200; reserve required,
$226,024,075, decrease $4,766,500; surplus
$5,785,325, increase $330,300.
MONEY MARKETS
NEW YORK—Money on call firm at 4%@5
per cent; closed offered at 4%. Prime mer
cantile paper,s@s% per cent; sterling ex
change steady, with actual business in bank
ers' bills at $4.86%@4.86% for demand, ar^gv&t
$4.83*4@4.53% for sixty days; posted rates,
$4.54@4.54% and $4.87%; commercial bills,
$4.82%@4.83. Bar silver, 55*4; Mexican dol
lars, 43%. Government bonds steady; state,
bonds inactive; railroad bonds irregular. Ex
changes, $240,081,620; balances, $12,803,710
BOSTON—Exchanges, $21,223,091; balances
$1,433,670.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21.—Clearings, $19,
--251,290; balances, $1,983,955. For the week: j
Clearings, $108,777,493; balances, $13,338,493.
Money, 5 per cent.
PARIS, Dec. Three per cent rentes, lOOf
I 42% c for the account. Exchange on London,
I 25f 18c for checks. Spanish 4s, 75.92.
! CHICAGO, Dec.. 21.—Exchanges, $25,816,153;
balances, $2,113,237. Posted exchange, $4.84»i
$4.S7 l/ 6. New York exchange, 15c premium.
' BERLIN, Dec. 21.—Exchange on London, 20
marks pfgs for checks. Discount rates,
short bills, X per cent; three months bills, Z\i
per cent. .
MINNEAPOLIS — Bank clearings, $2,688,
--591.09; New York exchange, selling rate,
'isc premium; buying rate, 25c premium. Chi
cago exchange, selling rate, 50c premium:
buying rate, par; London sixty-day eight doc
umentary, $4.83%. :
ST. PAUL—Bank clearings to-day, $835,
--458.69.
PROVISIONS
Chicago Provisions.
Chicago, Dec. Provisions were dull and
steady at the opening. The large run of hogs
tended toward easier prices, but grains Influ
enced a small advance. May pork opened un
changed, at $16.72%, and sold up $16.80; May
lard opened unchanged, at, $9.72%, and ad
vanced 2'-ic and May ribs unchanged, at
$8.67%. Close: Pork—December, $15.15; Janu
ary, $16.27%; May, $16.82%; July, $16.90. Lard
—December and January, $9.72%; May, $9.77 1
Ribs—December and January, $8.87%;. May
$8.60.
Chicago Produce.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Butter—Steady; creamer-''
lea, 15@24c; dairies, 14@20e. Cheese—Firm
twins, 9%@9%c; :daisies, . 10%@10%q; Young
Americas, 10%@103ic Eggs— Firm; loss off,
I cases v returned, 28c. Dressed Poultry—Firm;
turkeys, 8@10c; chickens, 6@Bc.
■ ." Lead.
St. Louis, Dec. 21.—Lead—Nominal; $8.95.
Spelter—s4@4.l7%.
Milwaukee Grain.
Milwaukee, Dec. 21.—Flour—Firmer. Wheat
—Higher. Close: No. 1 northern, 77%@78c;
No. 2 northern..76%@77%c; May, 81% c. Rye
—Higher; No. 1, 64% c. Barley—Firm; No. 2,
63@63%c. : Oats—Firm; No. 3 white, 48@48%c.
Corn—May, 67c. V
Wheat— Puts, 80&@80%c; calls, 82% c,
Corn—Puts, 66% c; calls, 67»4c. , - .
Toledo Grain.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 21.—Wheat—Strong and
higher; cash,', December and May, 86% c. Corn
—December and May. 67% c...; Oats—December,
46e: - -May, 4GVi". .1 Clover Seed—December,
--[ $s.&fe; March, 15.90,,
THE CATTLE TRADE
Cold Weather Held Down Receipts
in All the Leading Lines.
GOOD KILLING STOCK EASIER
Sheep Run Falls Off—Hog Prices Firm
—Hewn of the "Week From
Western Markets.
South St. Paul, Dec. 21.—
' HOGS— was a decided decrease in
th.c general marketing of hogs this week, due
almost entirely to the continued cold weather.
While aggregate receipts at all markets show
I a decrease of about 82,000 with last week,
there were still about 60,000 more hogs mar
keted this week than the.same week a year
ago. Five leading markets reported a total
'of 451,000, against 533,300 for the previous
I week, and 404,900 for the corresponding week a
! year ago. The week's supply here totaled 21,
--500, against 25,070 for the week before, 24,448
two weeks ago, 21,961 for the same we^k a
j month ago, 17,427 for the same week a year
; ago and 12,314 for the same week two years \
i ago. Receipts continue to run largely to [
lights and' mixed grades and the range of!
prices cont'nues to widen between these and
the heavier weights. At the close heavy hogs ;
are fully as high as a week ago, while lights
and light mixed are anywhere from 10c to 25c
lower. Medium and heavy, at the close, sold
from $5.90 to $6.40, with light and mixed
grades selling from $"..00 to
1 $5.85. Lights weighing under 150 pounds sold
from $5.15 to 5.45. .
BUTCHER CATTLE— receipts also
show the effects of the continued cold weather.
The aggregate .supply at the five big markets
was 128,000, against 160,100 for the previous
week, and 105,800 for the corresponding week
a year ago. There was a decrease in the local
supply. The total number received was only
about 2,700, against 3,533 for the week before,
3,100 two weeks ago, 3,.°.60 for the same week
i a month ago, 4,109 for the same week a year
I ago, and 3,590 for the same week two years
i ago. Conditions in the east have been con
; siderably strained again this week. The more
i common grades of killing cattle have had
I strong competition In poultry, with the result
i that prices have generally ruled- 25c to 40c
I lower than last week's 40c to 75c decline. The
j demand here for these same kind of cattle
I has been far in excess of the supply and at
the close prices are considered fully as high
; as last week's close and not more than 25c
i under two v.eeks ago. There were no strictly
good beeves on sale. The demand for strictly
j choice ones is very good at stronger prices.
; Veals ruled about 25c lower early In the
1 week and at the close choicest ones are .quoted
at $4.75. Quotations:
! Choice to prime dressed beef steers. .$5.50@6.25
Good to choice dressed beef steers.. 5.00@5.50
Fair to good dressed beef steers 4.00@4.75
Best western range killing steers 4.50@5.00
Fair western range killing steers 3.50@4.25
Good to choice butcher heifers 3.00@3.G5
Fair to good butcher heifers 2.50@?..00
Good to choice butcher cows 3.00@3.35
Fair to good butcher cows 2.00@3.00
Best western range cows 3.00@3.50
Fair western range cows 2.00@3.00
Canners 1.25@2.00
Fat bulls 2.00@2.75
Bologna bulls 2.00@2.50
1 Good to choice veal calves 4.50@4.7">
; Fair to good veal calves 3.00@4.00
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS-flhe continued
cold weather had a curtailing^fect on the
stocker add feeder supply. Total receipts of
cattle in the yards fell nearly 1,000 head
: short of last week's run and the portion of
j offerings on sale in this division was ex
tremely small. All other markets complata
I of similar conditions with very little life to
trade. There were very few buyers in the
yards direct from the country, and, while
I both regular dealers and order buyers had
I small orders, yet the demand on country
account was very sleek. Offerings ran large
ly to the light and light medium weights, with
i practically no desirable heavy feeders mi
i eluded. There were several orders for good
I quality feeding steers weighing from 1,050 to
11,200 pounds at good steady prices, while the
I trade was loath to deal in the trashy kinds
1 even at weaker prices. Quotations:
! Best feeding steers $3.00@4.00
! Fair feeding steers 2.50@3.00
Common feeding steers 2.00ig:2.50
Best stock steers 2.75@3.25
; Fair stock steers 2.50@2.73
. Common stock steers 1.75@2.50
; Best feeding cows 2.35@2. r)0
j Fair feeding cows 2.00@2.3r>
1 Common feeding cows 1.50@2.00
Best stock heifers 2.50@2.7G
Fair stock heifers 2.25@2.50
Common stock heifers 1.75@2.25
! Best stock and feeding twlls 2.50@2.7."i
j Fair stock and feeding bulls 2.00@2.50
Milkers and springers 18.00@40.00
SHEEP—Receipts of sheep at all markets
this week show heavy decrease with both a
week and two weeks ago, but were still con
siderably in excess of both the corresponding
weeks a year and two years ago. Five big
markets reported an aggregate of 119,000 for
the week, as compared with 131,000 for the
previous week, 153,500 two weeks ago, 174,200
for the corresponding week a month ago, 103,-.
100 for the corresponding week a year ago and
98,100 for the corresponding week two years
ago. Receipts here were unusually small,
totaling only about 2,000, against 6,535 for
the week before, 31,759 two weeks ago, 16,.%7
for the same week a month ago, 4,697 for the
same week a year ago and 2,661 for the same
week two years ago. The extreme small sup
ply here caused a decided improvement to the
local trade. The week opened with a pood
strong inquiry for choice fat killers and right
from the start prices strengthened until at the
close fat lambs are quoted 15c to 25c higher,
while fat ewes, wethers and yearlings are
generally considered 10c to 15c above the close
a week ago. Quotations:
Good to choice lambs $4.25@4.50
Fair to good lambs 3.60@4.00
Good to choice yearlings 3.60@3.55
Good to choice wethers 3.80@3.60
Fair to good wethers 3.00@3.25
Good to choice ewes 3.00@3.25
Fair to good ewes 2.50@2.75
Fat 'bucks .'. 2.00@2.50
Best stock lambs 3.50@4.00
Fair* stock lambs 2.50@3.00
Best feeding weathers 3.25@3.50
Fair feeding wethers 2.75@3.£5
Best stock and feeding ewes 2.35@2.75
Fair stock and feeding ewes 2.00@2.35
Old thin ewes and bucks 1.00@2.00
Receipts to-day were about 200 cattle, 60
calves, 3,500 hogs and 300 sheep.
The following table shows the receipts from
Jan. 1, 1901, to date, as compared with the
same period a year ago.
Year. Cattle. Calves.Hogs. Sheep. Horses. Cars.
1901 .... 154,629 34,302 595,772 622,210 15,222 16,086
1900 ....175,034 44,264 488,890 488,482 26,614 16,990
Dec .... 20,605 9,962 166,272 11,392 913
Inc 108,882 ...... .;...
The following table shows the receipts for
the month of December to date, as compared
with the same period a year ago:
Year. Cattle. Calves. Sheep. Cars
1901 ..... 8,218 1,062 68,504 20,343 39 1229
1900 ..... 8,109 1,315 46,428 18,449 50 * 968
Dec 253 11 ....
Ino 109 .... 22,076 1,894 „ 261
Receipts:
Date. Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
Dec. 14 .... 48 8 3,054 71 40
Dec. 16 275 16 1,991 21 36
Dec. 17 ....1,085 169 6,294 645 118
Dec. 18 .... 485 89 3,204 685 58
Dec. IS .... 269 25 3,601 361 62
Deo. 20 .... 225 17 3,896 334 68
Disposition of stock Friday, Dec. 20:
Firm. Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Swift & Co 112 3,204 • 107
Cudahy Bros., Milwaukee ... 655 ...
W. E. McConnick ...... 1 62-
Elliot & Co., Duluth.... 10 .... ...
Slimmer & Thomas .... 20 .... ...
J. B. Bolton 1 .... ....
Peter Evans 12 .... ...
R. N. Katz 8
Leo Gottfried 2:: .... ...
King Bros 4 .... 47
Louis Hertz ..' 2' .... ...
W. B. Bronson ............. .... 17
Country buyers ......... 76 .... 481 i
; Total 269 8.911 652
CATTLE— of cattle to-day were
very small.'. While western prices show a 25c
to 40c decline since Monday, buyers here have
M. DOBAN& CO., I
. The Oldest \ Firm of
< Bankers and Brokers
IN THE NOBTHWEBT.
Wermaal* Lift Bail&ing. «or. 4th
and Minnesota, St., St. Paul, Mian. :
SATUKDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1901.
been anxious for all kinds of killers at prices
fully as high as last week's "lose.
There was very little trading in stockers and
feeders. Inquiry on country account was very
slack.
Butcher Cows and Heifers—
No. Ay. Price. j|No. Ay. Price.
7 1,165 |9.2S I 1,190 |3.28
4 1,185 2.150 ||2 1,060 2 i»o
1 1,060 2.00 ||
Milkers and Springers—
3 cows for $75.
Veal Calves—
No. Ay. Prlce.JjNo. Ay. Price.
7 124 $4.75 [{ 3 86 J3.5C
Stockers and Feeders—
No. Ay. Price. 11 No. Ay. Price.
7 971 93.2S 1 1,010 *:{.20
2 665 .'{.oo 2 :iOS 2.50
1 370 2.50 3 863 2.00
2 555 2.00 I 2 310 2.00
9 mixed.. 498 1.50 n
Feeding Cows and Heifers-
No. Ay. Price.l|No. Ay. Price.
4 r,S7 J2.75 || 1 690 $2.00
Feeding Bulls-
No. Ay. Price.: No. Ay. Price.
1 630 $2.25 l| 1 1,170 $2.00
HOGS—Receipts to-day at prominent mar
kets were quite liberal, totaling about 52,000,
against 44,000 last Saturday. Prices ruled
L lower, with sales ruling weak to 5u under
f yesterday's trade. Medium and heavy sold
from $5.85 to $6.25. Light and mixed sold
from $5.60 to $5.80, while lights weighing
under 150 lbs sold from $5.20 to $5.40.
Hoga—
No. Ay. Prire.||No. Ay. Price.
37 248 $6.20 |i 34 267 $6.20
171 218 6.00 170 212 6.90
75 „.23M 5.90 ,i 91 201 6.1*0
M 194 5.85 75 197 5.85
(71 222 5.85 157 230 5.85
(82 209 6.80' 96 189 5.80
!48 204 5.75 I 79 174 5.75
i 46 158 5.70 i 76 189 6.70
91 162 5.60 I 71 218 6.60
Figs-
No. Ay. Price. I! No. Ay. Price. '
• 32 137 $5.25 11 9 139 $5.J.j
126 110 4.75 II
SHEEP—OnIy a few head arrived fresh in I
the yards to-day. Prices for fat sheep and j
lambs ruled strong. Sales:
Sheep—
No. Ay. Prire.
22 lambs 80 13.85 !
200 ewes 120 3.25
12 ewes 1« 3.M
2 feeding ewes 135 2.IHJ
On the market: L. Rausch, Howard Lake; ■
M. Anderson, Annandsle; Bonser & H., Lid- i
gerwood; J. H. 8., Eden Valley; S. C. King, j
Clarksville, Iowa; O. H. Osborne, Kenyo;;, |
R. H. Mies, Hampton; H. H. Field, Osseo, I
Wis.; McCory, Spring Valley, Wis.; M. C. .
Prestonson, Sleepy Eye; T. H. Webb, Tracy; ;
W. Boerboon, Marshall; Dress & E., Wadena; '
Burgessa, Nicollet; C. Stube, New Ulm; A.
I) Saekett, Janeeville; J. X. S'jhotz, New ■
Prague; M. Kinsella, Thielman; G. Nohl, ;
Nelson; H. Knlpple, Hebron; Jacob Hebeisen,
Hamburg; H. Anderson, Madison; Mrs. W. B. :
Bourne, Farmington; J. Laughlin, Bixby; I
Schuldt & Walthers, Blxby; Raymond & V\\,
Owatonna,
Sioux City Live Stock.
Sioux City Stockyards, Sioux City, lowa, I
Dec. 21. —Receipts of cattle this week show an
increase of about 900 head over last, but
ran 1,400 less tlu.n the corresponding week
of last year. The stocker trade was not very
satisfactory. Heavier receipts, the cold and
stormy weather and ihe general dullness lhat
is always experienced a: the approach of
holiday week had a weakening effect on the
market and prices are quoted 15fi2fjc lower
than the close of last week. The country de
mand early in the week was very light and
the dealers carried over a good many cattle
1 each day, but later there- was a little better
i movement and to-day there is a pretiy good
j clean up. Prospects are not bright for the
I coming week owing to the holiday and should
the receipts be at all heavy a further decline
may be looked for. The best of the stokers
1 and feeders sold this week from $3.50 to $4,
| with the fair grades from $3 to $3.45, and the
; common grades below these figures. The
j heavier weight yearlings of good quality
j brought $3.30113.8?, with the common to fair
grades from $2.75 to $3.25. She stuff was
slow sale and It took pretty good heifer? to
sell from $2.50 to $2.75. The bulk of the cow
■ stuff sold to the packers at canner prices.
Fat cattle receipts were fairly liberal and
the bulk of the supply comprised butcher
stock with a large percentage of warmed-up
steers. There was practically nothing strict
ly choice in the steer line on sale this week.
The market, in sympathy with the decline,
ruled 15@25c lower than the close of last
week, with the canners and inferior cow stuff
taking the most of the decline. The best of
the steers on the market this week averaged
1,000 to 1,200 lbs, and sold from $4.60 to $5.50, :
with the butcher steers from $3.75 to $4.50. j
Fat cows and heifers ranged from $2.50 to .
$3.65, canners from $1.50 to $2.40, and veala
from $4.50 to $5.50.
Hogs—Receipts this week were liberal and
ran 2,500 more than last and 6,600 more than
the corresponding week of last year. For
the first three days the market showed an ad
vance, and the high point was reached on
Wednesday, with hogs selling 10c higher than |
on Monday. For the balance of the week the
market showed declines and prices close the
week 30c lower than last Monday and 25c
lower than last Wednesday.
I Sheep—Receipts were comparatively lighit,
1 but about the same number were received as
* a week ago. The offerings comprised entlre
: ly fat sheep and the packers were ready buy
i ers. The market ruled strong and prices
! close the week about 10c higher than the close
i last week. Lambs sold from $3.76 to $4.25,
i wethers from $3 to $3.50. Ewes ranged from
; $2.50 to $3.
Receipts—Cattle, 300; hogs, 4,500; sheep, 100.
I Hogs—Steady at Friday's close. Sales:
>j o Ay. Price.
B*o 193 $5.75
04 210 5.90
65 280 6.05
43 ;; 300 6.20
Cattle—Steady. Sales:
No Ay. Price.
II beeves 980 $3.75
17 beeves 1,100 0.20
19 beevea 1.200 5.65
109 cows 980 2.50
17 cows 980 3.20
9 cows ...1.100 3.75
17 stockers 740 175
19 stockers- 8.0 J.oO
11 stockers 920 3..a
16 yearlings MO 2.75
11 yearlings 62u 3.2 a
27 yearlings 589 3.65
Sheep—Receipts, 100; steady.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Cattle—Receipts, 1,000;
steady; good to prime, $6(g7.25; poor to me
dium, $3.70@5.80; stockers and feeders, $2@4;
cows, $1@4.50; heifers. $1.50@5.25; canners,
$I@2; bulls, $1.55@4.50; calves, $2.60@6; Texas
steers, $4.25@5.
Hogs—Receipts to-day, 22,000; Monday. 43,
--000; left over, 15,884; steady; mixed and
butchers, $5.55@6.30; good to choice heavy,
$6.10@«.50; rough heavy, $5.80@6; light, $5®
5.70; bulk of sales, $f>.75@6.15.
Sheep—Receipts, 1,000; slow: lambs dull;
good to choice wethers, $3.65@4.25: fair to
choice mixed, $2.60®;<.40; western sheep, $3®
4.25; native lambs, $2.5u@5.15: western lambs,
$4@5.
Official yesterday: Receipts—Cattle, 3,996;
hogs. 41,270; sheep, 8,510. Shipments—Cattle,
2,582; hogs, 2,358; sheep, 2,176.
St. Louis Live Stock.
St. Louis, Dec. 21.—Cattle— Receipts, 1,800:
lower- beef steers, $3.50@6.20; fancy, $6.so<g>
8.25; Texans, $2.9Q@5.25; stackers and feed-
I ers, $2.25@4.25; cows and heifers, $2@5.
Receipts, 6.000; steady; pigs. $5.50® ;
[5.80; packers, $5.70@6; butchers, $6@6.50.
Sheep—Receipts, 600; unchanged.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Dec. 21.—Cattle—Receipts,
200: unchanged.
Receipts, 10,300; steady; heavy, $5.90
@6.60; mixed, $5.75@5.90: pigs, $4.5005.50; bulk
of sales, $5.75@6.10.
Sheep—Receipts, 200; unchanged.
St. Louis Grain.
St. Louis, Dee. Wheat closed higher;
No. 2 red, cash, 84% c; December, 84% c; July,
■79% c; No. 2 hard. 79@80c. Higher; No.
2, cash and December, 67»4c; May, 69%@69%c;
July, 68% c. Higher; No. 2. cash, 48c;
December, 48c; May, 47%@47%c; No. 2 white,
61@61%0. "
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Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas City, Dec. Cattle—Receipts, 500;
unchanged. .
Hoes— Receipts, 9,000; 5c higher; heavy,!
$6.40@6.60; packers. $5.75@6.30; medium, $5.60
@6.25; yorkers, $5@5.90; pigs, $4@4.75.
Sheep—Receipts, 600; steady; unchanged.
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16@25c; June creamery, 15@21^c; factory,
12^@15%c. Cheese— Receipts, 5,906 pkgs;
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Receipts, 3,027 pkgs; steady; state and
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New York, Dec. 21.—Sugar—Raw, easy; fair
refining, 3 l-32c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3 11-16 c;
molasses . sugar,3 l-32c; refined, quiet;
crushed, 5.40 c; powdered, 6c; granulated,
4.90 c. Molasses—Steady. Coffee futures opened
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prices net 5 to 10 points higher. Total sales
were 30,000 bags, including December at 6.60 c;
January, 6.65 c; March, 6.75 c: May, 6.95@7c;
July, 7.15 c; October, 7.40@7.45c.
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