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THE WEEK STARTS WITH AN ADVANCE IN WHEAT
May Spurted Over 78 3-8 cat the
Close—Shorts Afraid to Go
Over Two Holidays.
DECREASE IN THE VISIBLE
Clearances 184,000 Bu.—The Foreign
tone Strung—News of the
Grain Markets.
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 23.
—May wheat sold up to 78c this morning.
Despite the holiday tone, and tha small vol
ume of trade, strength ruled in all markets.
The same conditions that brought strength
on Saturday were the cause of to-day's up
turn. Good milling demands In the south
west, firmer foreign markets, and reported
foreign Inquiry -were the early news Hems.
As this day year was a holiday, statistical
comparisons were lacking. The northwest
bai 791 cars In. Statistically the market was
strengthened by a decrease In the visible. To
■ M eat extent this bad been discounted, and
vvu.le the market held there was no further
gain on receipt of the figures. Foreign mar
kets closed strong. Liverpool closed Vs@%d
higher, Antwerp 25 centimes up. World's
shipments for the week were 7.365,000 bushels,
against 7,096,000 bushels last week and 7,259,
--oou a year ago. America shipped 4,133,000
bushels, Russia 1,352.000, and India 80,000
bushels. The quantity on passage Increased
by 20<>,000 bushels. The visible supply de
creased 551,000 bushels, making the present
total 55.505.000 bushels.
Primary receipts were 880,000 bushels and
shipments 111,000 bushels. Minneapolis had
629 oars and Duluth 162. Clearances were
light, nho-wing 184,000 bushels wheat and flour.
It is now expected that the government final
deport will be issued Dec. 28.
After noon the market turned excited and
May spurted to 75%@78%c. As there will be
no session to-morrow or Wednesday, the
shorts got very nervous about going over two
days and began to cover. This brought the
final strength. At the close May wheat was
73%0, July 79% c and December 76%0. Chi
cago closed May at 82@52%0.
The cash market was strong; and active.
For No. 1 northern the basis was %c under
May and for No. 2 northern l@l%o under.
No. 1 to arrive sold at 76%@77%c, according
to time of gala. No. lon spot went at 77%@
77% c. No. 2 northern sold at ?6%@76%c, and
No. 8 Tvheat at 74%@75%c Rejected and no
grade sold from 60c to Too, cover ins aa uau
•ually wid* range.
THE FLOUR MARKET
Vrlo«« Up Anothre 1O Cents on Pat-
ents Demand Better.
Quotations uxe advanced again to-day by
100 oa patents. Clears are quoted unchanged.
Millers report demand better by comparison
with last week, but business moderate on the
whole. Some foreign trade ia being done in
a very small -way, but no large foreign orders
he/ye been booked of late. One large com
pany continues grinding to nearly full ca
paolty, but both the others are closed by all
but a small part.
Shipments for the day were 61,124 brls.
First patents are now quoted $4.05<g4.15;
second patents, $8.90<3>4; first clears, $2.90^
8; second clears. $2.60.
THE CASH TRADE
Flax Strong; and Active-—Corn and
Rye Firni.
FLAX—Tha market was "very strong and ac
tive throughout, with sharp demand for spot
flax and No. 1 salable to arrive. Prices -were
higher. No. 1 sold at $1.57 and at the close
was $1.58 bid. Minneapolis received 62 cars,
against 31 last year, and shipped 17 cars.
Closing prices: Minneapolis—Cash, $1.68;
to arrive, $1.57^1 December, $1.65; May,
$1.58 ft. Duluth—Cash. $1.51%; on track. $1.55.
to arrive, $1.55; December, $1.54%; May, $1.59.
CORN —There was a firm and active oorn
market. No. 3 closed at 63% c. Receipts, 59
oars; shipments, 20 cars.
OATS —Oats were active and In good sale
all around. No. 3 white olosed at 44Vi@46c.
Receipts, 28 oars; shipments, 11 cars.
FEED AND MEAL—Prices are fairly steady
as quoted, but there Is no especial firmness
in the market. Coarse corn meal and cracked
corn, $23.75; No. 1 feed, $24.60; No. 2 feed, $20;
No. 8 feed, $23.50; granulated corn meal in
cotton sacks at the rate of $3 per brl.
MILL-STUFFS—The southwest continues
buying heavily. Bran in bulk is
quoted $17.50@18; bulk shorts, $17.50®
18; flour middlings, $18.50@19; red dog, $20.50;
feed In 200-lb sacks, $1 per ton additional; in
100-lb sacks, $1.50 per ton additional. Ship
ments, 2,039 tons.
RYE—There is an excellent demand. No. 2
sold at 60@61c. At the close. No. 2 was
quoted 61c bid. Receipts, 7 cars; shipments,
2 cars. I
BARLEY—Thers was an active market.
Some choice malting barley sold up to 61Vjc.
Feed grades are quoted 62@64c; malting
grades, 64@69c. Receipts, 18 cars; shipments,
4 cars.
HAY—Upland, fancy, $7.50©8; upland,
choice, $7: upland, No. 1, $6.60@7; midland,
$6.60; medium, $6; timothy, choice, $11.50; rye
straw, choice, $4.50@0; wheat and oat straw,
$4.6". Receipts, 97 tons; shipments, 20 tons.
Puts and Calls.
Two o'clock report:
Futs— May wheat, 77^4@77%0,
CaJla—May wheat, 79%@79a^c.
Curb—May -wheat, 78% c.
< a«h Sales Reported To-day.
No. 1 northern, 4,000 bu, to ar J&.76?,
No. 1 northern, 1,500 bu, to ar., 77%
No. 1 northern, 800 bu, to ar .77%
No. 1 northern, 3,000 bu, to ar 77^,
Mo. 1 northern, 7 cars 77%
No. 1 northern, 2 cars 7641
No. 1 northern, 9 cars 77%
No. 1 northern, 8 cars 77^4
No. 1 northecn, 2 cars _. .77^
No. 2 northern, 9 cars 76
No. 2 northern, 2 cars 75^
No. 2 northern, 12 cars .75%
No. 2 northern, 7 cars 76%
No. 2 northern, 1 car 76
No. 3 northern, 1 car ». 76V4,
No. 2 northern, 3 cars 75%
No. 3 wheat, 5 cars 75
No. 3 wheat, 11 cars 74V4
No. 3 wheat, 10 cars _75%
No. 8 wheat, 4 cars '75%
Rejected wheat, 1 car 77
Rejected wheat, 1 car 75^4
Rejected wheat, 1 car 75
Rejected wheat, 1 car 65
Rejected wheat, 3 cars .. 74
Rejected wheat, 1 car .73
Rejected wheat, 1 car .73U
Rejected wheat, 1 car 72
Rejected wheat, 1 car |t>9
Rejected wheat, 1 car 75%
No scade wheat, 2 cars 75
No grade wheat 1 car , 65
No grade wheat, 2 car* 67
No grade wheat, 2 ears 74
No grade wheat, 1 car 69
No grade wheat, 1 car ]60
No grade wheat, 1 car 71
No grade wheat, 4 cars
No grade wheat, 1 car 72
No grade wheat, 1 car- 8 ............ .70
Ear corn, 1 car 7 59
No grade corn, 5 cara , » 60
No. 4 corn, 6 cars *60
No. 3 corn, 1 car 63
No. 3 white oats, 1 car 45
No. 3 corn, 1 car, seedy !44ti
No grade oats, 1 car _ 431^
No. 4 white oats, 1 car 44%
No grade oats, l car ..^ *44y>
No. 2 rye, 1 car 61 "
No. 4 barley, 1 car 57
No. 4 barley, 1 car sgu
No. 4 barley, 1 car 58
No. 4 barley, 1 car S9
No. 5 barley, 1 car ....'. 67V&
Rejected flax, 1 car 154%
No. 1 flax, 900 bu, to ar 157"
Rejected flax, 4 oars 156
Rejected flax, 1 car 1 57
Rejected flax. 800 bu. to ar <-. LSH6
Rejected flax, 1,000 bu, to ar 1 55'
Rejected flax, 1,000 bu, to ar 157
State Grain Inspection.
Dec. 21.
Inspected In—Wheat—Cars—Great North
ern—No. 1 northern, 16; No. 2 northern 87-
No. 3, 14; no grade, 34.
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul—No 1
northern, 4; No. 2 northern, 38; No. 3, 8- re
jected, 4; no grade, IS.
Minneapolis & St. Louis—No. 1 northern 6-
No. 2 northern, 18; No. 3, 8; r«tfected, i ; no
grade, 2.
Soo Line—No. 1 northern, 5; No. 2 northern
16; No. 3, 8; rejeoted, 2; no grade, 4.
Northern Pacific—No. ] northern,' 11* No 2
northern, 10; No. 8, 6; rejected, 1; no grade *
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
—No. 1 northern, 1; No. 2 northern, 29; No 3
28; rejected, 6; no grade, 2.
Minnesota Transfer—No. 2 northern, 1.
Totals —No. 1 northern, 42; No. 2 northern
199; No. S, 73; rejected, 13; no grade, 62.
Other Grains—No. 1 winter wheat, 2 cars;
No. 2 winter wheat, 8; No. 3 corn, 1; No. 4
corn, 16; no grade corn, 86; No. S white oats
11; No. 4 white- oats, 6; No. 3 oats, 4; no
grade oats, 2; No. 2 rye, 5; No. 3 barley, 5;
No. 4 barley, 7; No. 5 barley, 4; no grade bar
ley, 1; No. 1 flax, 29; rejected flax, 18.
Cars Inspected Out —No. 1 northern wheat,
19: No. 2 northern wheat, 22; No. 2 wheat, 11;
RANGE OF WHEAT PRICE IN MINNEAPOLIS
Close Close Close
Open, High. Low. To-day. Saturday Year Ago.
May..s .77% ¥ .......... $ % .78% $ .77%@77%... Holiday.
July.. ■ '.. .79% V -..78% - ■'.-"' Holiday.
Dec. ; ' ....... .76% .78% Holiday.
THE DAY'S RESULT
May Wheat. Minneapolis. Chicago. Duluth. St. Louis. - New York.
Close to-day .78% $.82 ©82% % .79% , $ ,86% $.87%
Close Saturday .77*4<g>77% .81 .78%@78y 3 Xi% .86
V CLOSING CASH PRICES
On Track— 1 hard, 80% c; No. 1 northern, 77%@78%c; No. 2 northern, 76%@
77% c; No. 3 wheat, 74%@76%c.
No. 1 flax, $1.58; No. 3 yellow corn, 63% c '
No. 3 white oats, 44%@45c; No. 2 rye, 61c.
Barley, 54c to 59c.
rejected wheat, 2; uo grade wheat, 8; No. 2
winter wheat, 8; No. 3 corn, 3; No. 4 corn, 13;
no grade corn, 2; No. 4 white oats, 14; no
grade oats, 2; No. 2 rye, 1; No. 3 barley, 1;
No. 4 barley, 11; No. 5 barley, 1; No. 1 flax.
10; rejected flax, 1.
Receipts and Shipments.
Dec. 21.
Received—Wheat. 629 cars, 553,520 bu; corn,
52,51u bu; oats, 37,240 bu; barley. 16,020 bu;
rye, 5,320 bu; flax, 52,080 bu; flour, 2,004 brls;
niillstuft's, 271 tons; hay, 97 tons; fuel oil,
30,000 gals; fruit, 161,000 lbs; merchandise,
3,139,070 lbs; lumber, 11 care; barrel stork,
& cars; machinery, 668,200 lbs; coal, 3,714 tons;
wood, 34; i cords; brick, 8,000; lime, 2 cars;
household goods, 20,000 lbs; pig iron, 40 cars;
railroad iron, 2 cars; stone and marble, 11
cars; live stock, 1 car; salt, 3 cars; dressed
meats, 18,000 lbs; butter, 120,000 lbs; hides,
pelts, etc., 9,000 lbs; railri>ad materials, 31
cars; sundries, 46 cars; car lots, 1,476.
Shipped—Wheat, 44 cars, 38,720 bu; corn,
18,000 bu; oats, 15.G20 bu; barley, 14,280 bu;
rye, 1,580 bu; flax, 17,510 bu; flour, 61,124 brls;
mlllstuffe, 2,039 tons; hay, 20 tons; fuel oil,
20.0U0 gals; fruit, 86.U0U lbs; merchandise.
2,421,512 lbs; lumber, 117 cars; machinery,
188,700 lbs- ooal, 4u tons; ties, 5 cars; live
Mock, 1 car; linseed oil, 100 brls; oil cake,
185,000 lbs; hides, pelts, etc., 67,050 lbs; rail
road materials, i cars; sundries, 19 cars; car
lots, 952.
The Comparative Visible.
Wheat— Bushels.
Present total 58,805,000
Last week .' 59,356,000
Last year 61,473,000
Corn—
' Present total 11,131,000
Last week 11,187,000
Last year 7,504,000
Oats—
Present total 5,657,000
Last week «.... 6,742,0u0
Last year ... „..« y,357,000
Wheat Movement by Roads.
Received—Cars—Milwaukee, 174; Omaha,
38; St. Louis, 70; Great Northern, 2:?ti; Bur
lington, 13; Sao. 25; Northern Pacific, 72;
Chicago Great Western, 1.
Shipped—Cars—Milwaukee, 8; Omaha. 8;
St. Louis, 12; Wisconsin Central, 2; Great
Northern, 12; Northern Pacific, 1; Chicago
Great Western, 1.
The Visible Supply.
Increase. Dec. Total.
Wheat 661,000 68,805,000
Coin 56,000 11,131,000
Oats ....„ 86,000 5,057,000
Barley _.... 2,858,000
Rye 2,638,000
RAXGE MAY WHEAT
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OTHER GRAIN MARKETS
CHICAGO GRAIN
Gradual Advance After an Indiffer
ent Start.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Wheat started Indifer
ently to-day on unresponsive cables, with a
fair trade around Saturday's closing prices.
Then buying orders began to come in, and
there was a gradual advance. Traders had
expected to see a break on the poor cable,
but advicea from Liverpool stated that stocks
were too small there to permit of declines.
The failure to break resulted in a igood deal
of local buying and made an. exceedingly
firm tone for holiday week. May opened Vi«
lower to y 8 c lrlgher, at 80%@81%c, and sold
up to 81%@81^c. Receipts, 25 cars, none
contract. Minneapolis and Duluth reported
791 cars—a total for the three points of 816
cars against 765 last week. Breadstuffs on
passage had increased 256,000 bu. World's
ehtpmenta were 7,566,000 bu, against 7,095,000
a year ago and about 500,000 bu over the
estimate.
Outside strength, foreign buying and scar
city of offerings in wheat continued to ad
vance May until it sold at 82%<?, closing
strong I@lVsC up. a-t 82% c.
Cloee: December, 78% c; January, 78%e;
May. 82@82%c; July, 82c. Cash: No. 2 red,
83Vi@85%c; No. 3, 79 ]£@85% c; No. 2 bard win
ter, 78%@80c; No. 3 hard winter, 77%@79c;
No. 1 northern spring, 79@80%c; No. 2 north
ern spring, 77%@79c; No. 3 Bprlng, 75@78%c.
The early trade in corn was small and dull.
May opened unchanged to %c lower, at 67@
66% con indifferent cables. There was prac
tically no outside business and prices hung
around -where they opened. Receipts, 172
care.
Trade continued dull and almost lifeless.
May closed steady, a shade higher, •at 67@
67% c.
Close: December, 64c; May, 67@67%c; July,
C6%@66%c. Cash: No. 3, 64^@64%c.
Oats opened steady, with May unchanged
to a shade lower, at 45%@45^c, to 45%, fol
lowing corn. Trade was light but the wheat
strength lent some influence and May sold
up to 45% c. Receipts, 142 cars.
Close: December, 44% c; May, 45%@45%c;
July, 89^ic; September, 33% c. Cash: No. 2,
46@46%c. No. 3, 45%@46c.
The following was the range of prices:
Wheat— Dec. May. July.
Opening 77^ 80%@81% 81
Highest -78% 824 82%
Lowest 77% 80% ! 80%
Close — 1
To-day 78% 82@82% 82
Saturday 77% 81 80%
Year ago ...... Holiday.
Corn —
Opening 63%@% 67@67% 66%@%
Highest 64 67%
Lowest 63 66% „
Close— -
To-day 64 67@67% 66%
Saturday 64 87 t>6%@%
Year ago Holiday.
- Oats-
Opening 45^4@4&Vg 39
Highest 44% 45%
Lowest 44% 45&. 8
.Close— . '•• .■;:'•■
To-day 44% 45%@45%
Saturday 44*4 45Vi@45V4 39
Year ago Holiday.
Dululh Grain. ,
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 23.—Everything was
very strong to-day. " Wheat advanced l>4c
and flax 3c, with large business. December
wheat opened %c off at 75c. May was un
changed at 78% c. Both went up at once, May
to 79c, December to 76c. They held about
these prices awhile, and then advanced. May
jto 79% c. Flax was strong. May opened %c
1 up at $1.56, December %c up at $1.51%. Both
got steam at once. May went to $1.581 / and
December to $1.54, at which price there was
good business. Receipts—Wheat, 162 cars;
corn, 1: rye, 7; barley, 2; flax, 31; total, 203:
shipments, flax, 11,656 bu.
Close: No. 1 hard, cash, 79% c; No. 1 north -
crn, cash. 76% c; May, 79% c; No. 2 northern,
72% c; No. 3, 71% c; flax,' cash, $1.64%; to ar
rive, $1.65; May, $1.59: corn, 64c; oats, 44% c;
rye, 61% c; barley, 49c to 68c.
- * . ■ - ■ ■ , ■ -■ ■
Liverpool Grain.
Liverpool, Dec. 23.—Wheat—Spot No. 2 red
western winter, firm, Cs 2d; No. 1 northern
spring, firm, 6s 'i^d; No. 1 California, firm,
Cs 4d. Futures quiet; March, 6a 3%d; May,
6s 3%d. Corn—Spot firm; American mixed,
old, 53 9^d: futures quiet; January, 6s 5%d-
Marrh, 5s 4%«J; May, 5s 4%d.
The imports of wheat into Liverpool last
week were 75.000 quarters from Atlantic ports,
none from Pacific and 3,000 quarters from
other ports. The imports of corn from Atlan
tic ports last week were 1,700 quarters.
New York Grain.
New York, Dec. 23.—Flour—Receipts, 17,617
brls; sales, 2,700 pkgs; state and western firm
at old prices, with only a small local trade.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Wheat—Receipts, 34,200 bu; sales, 1,250,000 bu;
fairly active and stronger on cables, outside
buying, a large decrease on passage and local
covering; December, 84%@86c; March, 87y 4 @
87fce; May, 86»4S'8(j%f. Rye—Quiet; state,
6S(S69c, c i f, New York, car lots; Xo. 2 wes
tern, T3V4c f o b, afloat. Corn—Receipts,
14,300 bu; steady and dull; barely reflecting
the stiength in wheat; December, 70%@71c;
May, TlH&TlVic. Oats—Receipts, 43,500 bu;
slow, but steady; track white, .52&DTc.
Close: Wheat, December, SaVfcc; May, 87'ic
Corn, December, 70% c; May, 7l\<-.
Milwaukee Grain.
Milwaukee, Dec. 23.—Flour—Firm. Wheat
Firm; close, No. 1 northern, ?Bttc; No. 2
northern. 76@77V 2 c; May. 82@82%c.
Rye—Higher; No. 1, 65'4c. Barley—High
er; No. 2, 63@63%c; sample, 55@63^c. Oats-
Firm; No. 2 white, 48% C. Corn—May, 67^8@
Wheat-Puts, 81c; calls, &%c.
Corn—Puts, 06% c; calls, 67 1/ 2 c.
St. Louis Grain.
St. Louis, Dec. 23 —Wheat, higher- No. 2
red cash, 86% c; December, 8534 c; May, 80% c;
July, SOVic; No. 2 hard. 79®SSc. Corn, easy;
No. 2 cash and December, C7l4c; May, 69>4c;
July, 6S%c. Oats, higher; No. 2 cash, 48% -
December, 4SV>c; May, 47%©47V&c; No 2
white, 51©51% c. .
Toledo Grain.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 23.—Wheat—Strong, ac
tive; cash and December, 8814 c; May, 88& C.
Corn—Dull; December, 6Sc; May, 68c. Oats-
Dull; December, 66%,-; May, 47c. Clover Seed
—December, (6.87%; March, $5.95.
Chicago Seed and Coarse Grains.
Chicago, Dec. £3.—Flax, cash northwest,
$1.60; southwest, $1.58; December, $1.60; May
$1.60@1.61. Rye, December, 641/«e; May, 67?&e
Barley, cash, 66963 c. Timothy" March, $fi6o.
Clover, March, $9.50.
Kansas City Grain.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 23.—Wheat—May
80V&c; cash. No. 2 hard, 76^@78 l,ic; No. 2 red,
87:V£<&88c; No. 2 spring, 74@76e. Corn—Decem
ber, 68% c; January, eSVafoeS^ic; May, 68% c;
cash. No. 2 mixed, 67 1,4@68%e; No. 2 white,
68% c. Oats—No. 2 white, 48%<5:49c.
GENERAL PRODUCE
The Minneapolis Market.
Monday, Dec. 23.
; Extra creamery butter, steady; :
: extra dairy, steady. Strictly fresh :
: eggs, steady. Dressed hens, steady; :
: spring chickens, steady; fancy tur- :
: keys, firm. Potatoes, firm. Ap- :
: pies, steady. Fancy country dressed :
: veal, easy. New oranges, easy. :
BUTTER—Extra creameries, per lb, 23% c;
firsts, ib. 20@21c; seconds, per lb, loV3@l6e;
imitations, firsts, per lb, 17@18c; imitations
seconds, per lb, 14@15c; dairies, extras, per
lb, 19<g2Oc; dairies, firsts, lb, 17(618c; sec
onds, lb, 16c; roll and print, fancy, 16@17c
•Oil and print, choice, 14'i.@15c; ladles, firsts!
lb, I7@18c; seconds, lS^&Me; packing stock
per lb, 14c; grease, 3@sc.
EGOS—Strictly fresh, cases included, loss
off, per doz; 24c; fresh held, per doz, 18c;
checks, seconds, pickled and limed, per
case, $2@2.50.
CHEESE—Twins or flats, fancy, lb, 12c;
twins or flats, choice, 9@loc; fair to good,
7@Bc; Young Americas, fancy, 12^e; choice,
lb, »%@lotyc; brick. No. 1, 12^@l3c; brick,
No. 2, 10@llc; brick, No. 3, per lb, 7@Bc
limburger, No. 1, per lb, 12Vic; liinburger'
No. 2, SytQiSfac; primost. No. 1, 7c; No 2
3c; block Swiss, No. 1, 14V£@15c; No. 2, B^@
9c; round Swiss, No. 1, 15@15%c round
Swiss, No. 2, BVfe@9c.
LIVE POULTRY—Turkeys, young toms and
hens, per lb, 6^; email and thin, per lb,
4@sc; chickens, hens, lb, 4%@5c; old roos
ters, per lb, sc; springs, lb, 6c; ducks, spring,
tfVs-c; springs, white, 6Vi@7c; geese, 6@7c.
DRESSED POULTRY—Turkeys, fancy hens,
lb, 10c; young toms, lb, 9@9%c; old toms and
hens, per lb, 8c; thin young toms, lb, 7V6@
8c; culls, lb, 4@6c; chickens, springs, fancy,
lb, 8c; fair to good, 6@7c; hens, fancy, lb,
t>Vi@"c; old roosters, per lb, 3l,£@4c; ducks'
fancy, lb, 8c; culls, lb, s@6c; geese, 7@Bc
DRESSED MEATS—VeaI, fancy, lb, 6®6V 2 c;
veal, fair to good, oVic; thin', small or over
weight, per lb, 4@sc; mutton, fancy, country
dressed, lb, tic; lambs, fancy, pelts off, 7@Bc;
hogs, light, 7c; hogs, medium, 7c; heavy'
6%c.
FlSH—Pike, per lb, 7c; crappies, lb, 3@6c;
pickerel, drawn, lb, 4^c; pickerel, round, 4c;
sunflsh, perch, etc., 2@,3c; bullheads, skinned^
lb, 3@se; Lake Superior herring, 3@3}fcc
POTATOES—White stock, per bu, in car
lots, 80c; white stock, less than ear lots, 85c;
mixed red, in car lots, 65@70c; small lots
asked, 75@80c.
ONIONS—Red Globe, bu, $1.25: Red Weth
ersfleld, bu, $1.25; Silver Skins, per bu, $1.50;
Spanish, per crate, $2.
SWEET POTATOES—Illinois, per brl $4 25
BEANS—Fancy navy, per bu, $2.25; choice
$2; medium, hand-picked, per bu, $2; brown,
fancy, bu, $2.25; brown, fair to good, per bu
$1.50@1.75.
DRIED PEAS—Fancy yellow, per bu, $1.45;
medium, per bu, $1.25; green, fancy,, per
bu, $1.50; green, medium, $1.35; marrowfat,
bu, $2.25; Lima, California, per lb, 6@7c.
APPLES—Limber Twigs, per brl, $4@4.60;
Jonathans, per brl. $5.50@6; Missouri Pip
pins, per brl, $4@4.50; Winesaps,, $4.50@5;
Baldwins, per brl, $5.50; Ben Davis, $4.50@5;
Northern Spy, per brl, $5.60@6; box stock,
$1.50@2.25.
ORANGES—New Mexican, per box, $2.75:
California navels, fancy, $3.50; choice, $3.25;
California seedlings, $2.76; Florldas, as to
size, $3.50; tangerines, California, Vi-bu box,
$2.50@'2.75; Florida, Mi-bu box, $3.50; grape
fruit, California, per box, $5; Florida, $7@7.50.
LEMONS—Messinas, fancy, $3.75; choice,
$3.60; California, fancy, as to size, $3.75;
choice, $3.50.
CRANBERRIES — Wisconsin Bell and
Cherry, brl, $7.75; Wisconsin Bell and Bu
gle, brl, $8.50@9; Jerseys, per brl, $7.60; Late
Howes, per brl, $8.50; per bu boxes, $2.76.
GRAPES —Malagas, extra fancy, per keg,
$7: fancy, per keg, $6.
PEARS—Eastern stock, per brl, $5@6.
BANANAS —Fancy, large bunches, $2,50;
medium bunches, $2.25; small bunches, $2.
HONEY —New fancy, white, one-lb sections,
15@16c; choice -white, 12@13c; amber, ll@12c;
golden rod, ll@12c; extracted white, 8@9o;
buckwheat, 9@loc; extracted amber, 7@Bc.
VEGETABLES—Beets, per bu, 40c; cab
bage, per large crate, $3; per ton, $30; rad
ishes, per doz, 30@85c; lettuce, per doz, 50@
85c; carrote. per bu, 35@40c; cauliflower, per
doz, $1.75@2; cauliflower, crates, $3.25
@3.50; cucumbers, hothouse, per dozen,
$1.25@1.50; celery, per doz, 25@35c; parsnips,
bu, 50c; rutabagas, bu, 40c; spinach, bu,
$1.25; turnips, per bu, 40c; tomatoes, Califor
nia, per 5-lb basket, $1; parsley, doz, 30c;
salsify (oyster plant), doz, 40c; watercress,
doz, 30c.
3feTV York Produce.
New York, Dec. 23.—Butter—Receipts, 4,148
pkgs; firm; state dairy, 15@23e; creamery,
16@25c; June creamery, 15(gp21Vic; factory,
l'J'/igISMiC- Cheese—Receipts, 335 pkgs: firm;
fancy large September, lii\i@l()M,c; jtoncy
email September, ll@ll^ie; late made best,
large 9l,ic, small 10@10Vie. Eggs—Receipts,
3 434 pkgs; demoralized; state and Pennsyl
vania, 29c; western, at mark, 23@26c; south
ern, at mark, 23@27c.
Chicago Produce.
Chicago, Deo. 23.—Butter —Steady; creamer
ies, 15<@24c; dairies, 14@20c. Eggs—Firm;
loss off, cases returned, 28c. Cheese—Firm;
twins, 93-4@loc; dairies, 10*4@10V:>c; Young
Americas, 10^@10%i-. Dressed Poultry-
Steady; turkeys. 6@loe; chickens, 6i@Be.
PROVIS[ONS
Chicago I'rovlnioiiM.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Provisions opened slight
ly firmer on a fair outsMe demand. Commis
sion houses were buying lard moderately.
Hogs were slow and prevented any marked
early advance. May pork opened unchanged
2'irg. rx- higher at $16.82^@16 87Ms; May lard
2V4c to 2%@5c up at $9.80 to $9.8009 82^ and
May ribs S%c higher at $8.62%. Close: Pork.
December, $15.20; January. $16.45; May,
$16.92^; July, $17. Lard, December and Janu
ary. $9.75; May. $9.82^@9.55. Ribs, December
and January, $8 40: May, $8.65.
New York Provlalnna.
New York, Dec. 23.—Beef—Quiet. Pork-
Steady. Lard—Steady; prime western steam,
Steady. Lard—Steady.
GAINS AND LOSSES
Opening Changes in Wall Street
Evenly Divided.
DROP IN SUGAR WEAKENS MARKET
Hard PrettMtire A«aliiKt Sugar—Mar
ket Clove* Hull and
Steady.
New York, Dec. 23. —Opening changes in
prices of stocks were not large and were very
evenly divided between gains and losses. Su
gar fell away iy a , and the sale of 2,700 shares
of Amalgamated Copper carried it down a
small fraction. Pittsburg, Columbus, Cincin
nati & St. Louis rose 2. The pressure
against Susar was extended to other special
ties, and Manhattan and Amalgamated lost a
point. Some of the prominent railroads sold
a fraction under Saturday's close, including St.
Paul, Xew York Central, Baltimore & Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Atchison and the Pacifies. New
York Air Brake opened down 15 points on the
judicial decision against a patent of the com
pany, and rallied 11. Westinghouse Electric
rose 7 points, and North-Western preferred,
Piitsburg, Columbus, Cincinnati & St. Louis
preferred. General Electric and New Jersey
Central 2^2^. Heavy buying of Reading lift
ed it to 51, and caused a rally elsewhere to
abosre opening prices. A renewed drop in
j Sugar to 11B»4 weakened the general market
j again.
The market was feverish, but the fluctua
| tions were narrow aside from a few special
! ties, where bears attempted to force out long
■ stock. r Metropolitau, Sugar preferred, Pressed
Steel Car preferred and Lead stocks declined
I@2 points. The low-pricod coalers were act
ively dealt in and the Readings displayed pro
nounced strength.
The marketing of Sugar stock continued
and forced the price down to 112%. The gen
eral market suffered in sympathy. Baltimore
1 & Ohio declined 1% and Atchison, New York
j Central -and Colorado Fuel fell a point under
Saturday's close. Sugar absorbed the bulk
of the limited transactions and yielded stead
:ly to about 110. ' The announcement of a big
cut in grades of the product encouraged the
bears- to put out large short lines. The gen
eral market remained about steady at the
j earlier reactionary level. The Minneapolis,
St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie stocks lost 1@2%
for the common and preferred.
The continued pressure against Sugar re
sulted in losses of I@2 points in Metropolitan
Street Railway, Rock Island, New York Cen
tral, Missouri, Manhattan and Glucose pre
ferred. Hocking Valley led a raliy with an
advance of 1%. Wheeling & Lake Erie first
preferred gained as much, and St. Joe &
Grand Island first preferred 3. The market
hardened to some extent. Sugar rallied 1%,
but feli again to 109%. The closing was dull
and about steady.
Bonds were irregular.
Stock quotations reported for The Journal
by Watson & Co., brokers, Chamber of Com
merce, Minneapolis:
Closing figures are bid.
I I —Close-
Sales | Stocks— Hi- Lo- Bid. j Bid.
j est. est. Dc.23'Dc.2l
|Adams Bxp ....| | | 190 I 190
jAm. Express ...j j 202 j 200
1,100'; Am. Cot. Oil ... 33 32';, 52% 33
100 1 do pr : 86% i 85%
1,800 Am. Car I 30% 29% 30 30
200j do pr i 86%: 8«% 86% 86%
!Am. Locomot . 31%, 31% 31% 31%
I do pr 89%| 89% 89% 89%
!Am. Ice 27y 8 | 27 | 26% 26%
j do pr j 63% 63%
'Am, Linseed ... | 15 j 15
| do pr j 1 41 40
125000! Am. Sugar .... 115% 109% 109% 115%
i do pr ,115 114 113%| 115
|Am. Smelting . 43%' 43% 43%1 43%
do pr I 97 • 96%j 96% 96%
18,8001 Amal. Cop J 66%1 05% 66% 66%
1,9001 Anacon. Cop ..' 29 28% 25% 29
11.100 At., Top. &9. F 78% 77% i7B 78%
3,100! do pr ,101 100% 100%, 1007*
IBalt. & Ohio.. I<>2 j 100% 100%| 102
do pr , ! 94 94%
9,loo'Brook. Rap. Tr. 65%1 64% 64% 64%
ißrook. Un. Gas : 208 [ 206
100|Can. Southern.. j 85%; 85%
200; Canadian Pac . 113%: 113 1 112% i 113%
oOOIChes. & Ohio..i 46%,' 46%j 46% 46%
SCO Chi. & Alton .. 35%| 35 ; 34% 35%
100| do pr j j I 76%j 75%
900;Chi. Gr. West.. 24%, 23%| 23%; 24
300 do pr A 87%; 87%| 87%| 86%
300 do pr B I 47%1 46%; 46%j 47%
Chi., Ind. & L. i | 48%: 45% ,
: do pr j 74%, 74%j 74 | 74 '
|C.,C.,C. & St.'L.| 1 1 97%1 98
I do pr I I ! 120 I 120
,Chi. Term j | 16%| 10%
, do pr j 31% i"1 I 30%; 31
|Col. Fuel & Ini 90%| 89%; 88%| 91
j do pr , ! 125 ; 125
900] Col. Southern., j 14% i 14% 14%; 14%,
do lgtpr....| 1 ! 57%; 58%
; do 2d pr....; , ; 26% 27
jCol., H., C. & I : ! 16%: 15%
'Consol. Gas : i | 215 | 315%
900 Del. & Hudson.' 175%! 174%| 175 I 174%
jDel.,Lack. & Wi | 1 242 | 243% j
Den. & Rio Gr.j ; | 43%, 44%
300] do pr ! I I 94 94%
7,60018rie j 41%1 40%; 40%| 40%
3,6001 do Istpr....: 72% 72%j 72%| 72%
I do 2d PT....1 58%| 58 68 ; 58%
'Ev. & Terre HJ 1 58 | 57
300 Gen. Electric...! 283 281 279% i 280
Glucose 1 38%1 39%
; do pr 1 1 94%| 91%,
iGreat Nor. pr..| 184%! 183% 183%' 184
'Hocking Valleyl 70% i 68% i7O | 68%
do pr , 85 ! 84 I 84%| 84%
400illlinoi8 Central.; 138%j 138 1 13"%| 139
jlowa Central , i 36%j 36
! do pr i 1 71 I 71
400 ; Inter. Paper j 20 j 20%
: do pr 1 75 I 75%
K. C. & South., i 20% i 20%.
j do pr j i 44 | 44%
jLake E. & W ' 66 | 66
! do pr i j I 126 I 127
2,Boo|Louis. & Nash.! io6%j 106 | 106 | 106%
8001 M., St. P. & Soo| 35% 34%! 34%; 35%
: do pr '91j 90 jB9 92
500iManhattan i 134%| 133% 133%| 134
S.lOO'Met. St. Ry.... 163%;. 161%; 162% 163%
lOOJMinn. & St. L. 107%; 107 j 106% 106
I do pr : I 120 I 120
6,eooJMissouri Pac .. 104% 102%j 102%| 104%
100|m.. K. & T 125 25%
I do pr I 52 52
Mexican Cent .. 25% 24%! 24% 24%
iNat. Biscuit 43% 43%
' do pr I 102% 102%
1,1001 Nat. Lead i 16%! 16% 1 15% 16%
1,600] N. J. Central...! 186 | 184 ; 184 183
'Norfolk & Wes.| 56%| 56 55% 56%
i do pr ! 1 1 91 I 91
[North Am. C 0..1 ! 93 I
,Nor. Pac, pr ..! 99% 99%
(Northwestern 201 202
IN. V Air Brake 156 155 154
2,400] N. Y. Central.. 167% 166 166 166%
600N.Y..C. & St. L| 49%| 48% 49 | 48%
I do Ist pr... 1 118% i 117%
: do 2d pr.... ....;.! 87 | 86
o.OOOlOntario & W... 34% 34 34% i 34%
1,300 Pressed Steel .. 41 40% 40 | 40%
do pr 84 83 83 i 83
Pacific Coast 74% | 75
300!Paeific Mail ...| 45%1 45 | 44%| 45%
6,2oo]Penn R. R....J 148%] 147% I 147% i 147%
900jPeople;s Gas ... 102 ! 100%| 100% i 101%
IPullman 1 1 214 214
82,800| Reading | 51% |50 50% 50%
9,300^ do Ist pr...| 80% 80 1 80%| 79%
6,700' do 2d pr.... 60% 59%| 59%j 59%
lOOJßepub. Steel 15 15%
4001 do pr 68%t 66%
600 Rock Island .. 152 150%j 150%j 151%
iSt. L. & San. F 56% 55vij 55% 55%
I do Ist pr fcl I 82%
I do 2d pr....| 73% 73% 73%| 73%
SOOISt. L. & S. W..| 27 j 27
100 do pr i 1 58%| 59
12,600 St. Paul 164% l 163% 163% 163%
[ 300 do pr 189 I 188 188 187
14,000 Southern Pac .. 60% j 60% 60% 60%
4,600 Southern Ry .. 33% 32% 32% 33%
1,900 do pr 93% 93 93 93%
, 1,600 Term. Coal &I. 63% 62% 62% 63% j
Texas & Pac 38% 38%
100 Third Ay. Ry 122% 122%
100 Twin City R. T 108 107%
do pr 152 154
13,500 Union Pacific .. 102% 101% 101% 102%
500! do pr 89% 88% 88% 89 i
U. S. Express 93 92
|U. S. Leather .. 11% 11% 11% 11%
do pr 80% 80%
ill. S. Rubber 13% J3
I do pr 48% 49
12,8OO:U. S. Steel .... 43 42% 42% 42%
7,200 do pr 93 92% 92% 92%
2,000| Wabash 22% 22 ' 22% 22%
I,Boo| do pr 42% 42 42 42%
Wells-Far. Exp 190
200 Western Union. 91% 91 91 91%
Wheel. &L. B 18%1 18V«
200 do Ist pr... 51% 50% 51V. I BO
i do 2d pr 28%j 28
500 Wis. Central .. 20% 20% 20V-I 20%
__100 ldo pr 1 40% 1 41 %
Total sales, 508,400.
LOXDOX FINANCIAL
Consols and Quotations of American
Securities. l?
London, Dec. Consols for money 94 1-16:
consols for account, 94 3-16; Anaconda. 5% •
Atchison, 80%; Atchison preferred, 10354; Bal
timore & Ohio, 105; Canadian Pacific, 116%-
Chesapeake & Ohio, 47%; Chicago Great Wes
tern, 24%; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul,
168%; Denver & Rio Grande, 45%; Denver &
Rio Grande preferred, 96%; Erie. 42; Erie
first preferred, 74%; Erie second preferred i
69%; Illinois Central, 142%; Louisville; &
Nashville, 108%; Missouri, Kansas & Texas,
26; Missouri, Kansas & Texas preferred, 51%;
Xew York Central, 171; Norfolk & Western
57%; Norfolk & Western preferred, 93%;
Northern Pacific preferred, 102; Ontario &.
Western, 35; Pennsylvania, 75%; Reading,
25%; Reading first preferred, 41; Reading sec
ond preferred, 30%; Southern Railway, 31;
Southern Railway preferred, 95%; Southern
Pacific, 62; Union Pacific, 105; Union Pacific
preferred, 91V4; United States Steel, 43%;
United States Steel preferred, 95%; Wabash,
23; Wabash preferred, 43; Spanish 4s, 74%.
Rand Mines, 11; De Beers, 39%. Bar silver,
quiet; 25% d per ounce. Money, 2%@4 per
cent.
The rata of discount in the open market for
short bills is 3% per cent. The rate of dis»
count in the open market for three months'
bills is 3% per cent.
Gold premiums are quoted: Buenos Aires,
142.39; Madrid, 35.45.
Fears of imminence of hostilities between
Argentina and Chile caused a slump in Ar
gentina and Chilean securities on the stock
exchange to-day. The fall was all round and
ranged from 4% to 6 points, and it was diffi
cult to effect sales. Prices hardened slightly
during the afternoon.
Sew York Honda.
New York, Dec. 23.—
United States refunding 2s, registered .».108%
United States refunding 2s, coupon 109 V*
United States 3s, registered 108%
United Staes. 3s, coupon » 108%
United States new 4s, registered.... 139%
United States new 4s, coupon 139%
United States old 4s, registered 111%
United States old 4s, coupon 112%,
United States sa, registered 107%
United States ss, coupon 108
Atchison general 4s 103
Atchison adjustment 4s 94%
Baltimore & Ohio 4s ................. 102%
Baltimore & Ohio 3%s 96%
Baltimore & Ohio converted 4s 104
Canada Southern 2ds 109%
Central of Georgia os 106%
Central of Georgia first incomes 76%
Chesapeake & Ohio 4%s 106%
Chicago & Alton 3%s 35%
Chicago, B. & Quincy new 4s 98%
Chicago, M. & St. Paul general 4s ......111
Chicago & North-Western consol 7s 140%
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 4s 106%
C, C, C. & St. Louis gen. 4s 103
Chicago Terminal 4s KSV4
Colorado & Southern 4s 89%
Denver & Rio Grande 4s 103%,
Erie prior lien 4s 100
Erie General 4s 89%
Fort Worth & Denver City Ist 104%,
Hocking Valley 4%s 109
Louisville & Nashville unified 4s 103
Mexican Central 4s 73
.Mexican Central Ist Inc 31
Minneapolis & St. Louis 4» 103
Missouri, Kansas & Texas 4s 96 34
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ma 81
New York Central lsts IOU'4
New York Central general 3%s 110
New Jersey Central Gen. 3%s 134
Northern Pacific 4s 105%,
Northern Pacific 3s , 73
Norfolk & Western consol 4s '...102%
Reading general 4s 99%,
St. Louis & Iron Mountain Consol os 117
St. Louis & San Francisco 4s 97%
St. Louis & Southwestern 96%
St. Louis & Southwestern seconds 79%
San Antonio & Aransas Pass 4s 89%
Southern Pacific 4s 93
Southern Railway 5s 123
Texas & Pacific lsts 119%
Toldeo, St. L. & Western 4s 81
Union Pacific 4s ; 106%
Union Pacific converted 4s 106%
Wabash firsts ....118yi
Wabash 2ds 115
Wabash debenture B 66%
West Shore 4s 114%
Wheeling & Lake Erie 4s 91
Wisconsin Central 4s 90%
Consolidated Tobacco 4s 65%
MONEY MARKETS
NEW YORK, Dee. 23.—Cose: Money on call
firm at 4@S per cent; closing asked, 4 per,
cent; prime mercantile paper, 4@5% per cent;
sterling exchange steady, with actual business
j in bankers' bills at $4.83% for demand and at
; $4.83%@4.84 for 60 days; rostedfctes, $1.83®
I 4.83%; commercial bills, $4.87%: bar stiver,
|55y 8 c; government bonds, weak; Mexican dol
lars, 43%; state bonds, inactive; railroad
! bonds, irregular. Exchanges, $139,840,306;
balances, $9,352,912.
MINNEAPOLIS —Bank clearings, $2,471,
--358.18; New York exchange, selling rate, 70c
premium; buying rate, 20c premium. Chi
j (.ago exchange, selling rate, 50c premium;
i buying rate, par; London sixty-day sight doc
umentary, $4.83.
BERLIN, Dec. 23.—Exchange on London, 20
marks 38% pfennigs for checks. Discount
rates for short bills, 3 per cent; three months'
bills, 3*4 per cent.
PARIS, Dec. 23.—Three per cent rentes, 100
francs 30 centimes for the account. Ex
change on London, 25 francs 17% centimes
for checks. Spanish 4s, 75.50.
CHICAGO, Dec. 23.—Clearings, $32,907,241;
balances, $2,649,795. Posted exchange, $4.84%
@4.88; New York exchange, 20c premium.
BOSTON, Dec. 23.—Exchanges, $16,844,876;
balances, $500,856.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 23.—Clearings, $3,359,
--766; balances, $346, 152. Money, 6 per cent.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23.—Clearings, $16,
--837,021; balances, $2,296,753. Money, E per
; cent.
MISCELLANEOUS
Cotton.
New York, Dee. 23.—Cotton opened steady
with prices 1 point higher to 3 points lower,
following Liverpool markets. Within the first i
half hour, March rebounded to 8.25 c, and I
May to 8.30 c, on active covering by shorts'"
and substatntial Wall street buying. Seuti
i ment at the close of the first hour was gen- i
j erally bullish. During the late morning the
I market was firm, with prices at top notch on '
covering and fair outside buying, mostly late
! months. Neon bids displayed net unchanged
!, prices. Spot closed quiet; middling uplands,
8 9-16 c; middling gulf, 8 13-16e. Sales, 5,100 i
bales.
Futures closed very tteady; December,
8.19 c; January, 8.20 c: February, 5.23 c; March
8.29 c; April, 8.33e; May 8.35 c; June. 8.36 -
July, 8.37 c; August, 8.27 c.
Sugar and Coffee.
New York, Dec. 23—The American Sugar
Refining company has lowered its list prices
on hard grades of refined sugar 25 points and
15 points on soft grades. N. H. Howison &
Co. are meeting the reduction. Sugar—Raw,
fair refining, 3 9-32 c; centrifugal, 96-test,
3 11-16 c; molasses sugar, 3 l-32c; refined quiet;
crushed, 6.40 c; powdered, sc; granulated,
4.90 c. Molasses—Quiet. Coffee—Futures
opened steady, with prices s@lo points lower
under selling by prominent spot houses, dis
appointing European cables and in the ab
sence of pronounced bull support. The busi
ness at midday was 8,000 bags, including:
January, 6.55 c; March, 6.75 c; May, 6.95 c; Au
gust, 7.25 c; September, 7.35 c; November, 7.50 c.
The market at midday ruled steady in tone,
with trading listless. In spot coffee, there
was little doing, but the tone was steady and
quotations were nominally unchanged.
Arbuckle Brothers have reduced the price
of refined sugar 10 points. The cut is said to
be the result of overproduction and this
means is taken to dispose of the surplus
stock.
Lead.
New York, Dec. 23.—Lead, nominal, $3 95
Spelter, easier, $4.15.
SPECI'J^ATIVE GOSSIP
Broomhall cables: Affected by the firm
ness in American markets Saturday, and
moderate world's shipments, Liverpool opened
steady and % to % higher. Covering by
shorts caused a further slight advance of %
in the March option later in the session,
but towards noon selling by a prominent
house caused declines of % In all position*.
Chicago to Watson: Cudahy's brokers are
the heaviest buyers of wheat around 82c He
is one of the largest shorts in wheat at the
moment.
Verhoeff from Milmine: Heavy buying of
■wheat now by broker, supposedly for Cudahy,
and crowd efhort.
A Chicago Board of Trade membership Bold
to-day at $3,100.
Wheat visible last year increased 391,000 bu;
corn decreased 574,000 bu; oats decreased
631,000 bu.
Liverpool Close—Wheat, %@%d higher.
Corn unchanged. Kansas City receipts,
wheat, 82 cars; corn, 297 cars; oats, 29 c«.rs.
St. Louis receipts, wheat, 36,000 bu; corn,
131,000 bu; oats, 43,000 bu.
Clearances—Wheat and flour, 184,000 bu;
corn, 68,000 bu; oats, 17,000 bu.
Duluth wheat stocks this week are 8,627,000
bu; last week, 7,865,000 bu; increase, 762,000
bu.
Chicago to Sowle: "Wheat is considerable
of a surprise to many who expected to see
something of a. setback on cables. Failure
to break has induced a good deal of local
buying."
Receipts of grain at Chicago for the week
ending Dec. 21 were: Wheat, 456,583 bu;
corn, 536,783 bu; oats, 1,106,700 bu; rye, 123,
--085 bu; barley, 441,550 bu. Total, 2,663,701 bu.
It is said the government report will be
issued Dec. 28.
Masonic Ludge Banquet.
Special to The Journal.
Cass Lake, Minn.. Dec. 23. —The members
of Cass lodge, A. IF. & A.. M., gave a sup
per at the Endion Hotel, which was partici
pated in by thirty-seven Masons and their
families. Previous to the banquet a meeting
of the lodge was held, at which a candidate
was raised to the third degree. At 11 o'clock
the party sat down to a sumptuous repast,
which had been prepared by Landlord Sutor.
Colonel Roland H. Hartley, W. M. of the local
lodge, acted as toastmaster, and speeches
were made by A. G. Barnard, George H.
Walsh, Mayor James Cardie, Fred W. Smith,
Dr. T. F. Rodwell and James E. Nelson.
Invitations had been extended to the Masonic
brethren at Bemidji and Walker, but they
were unable to be present
MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBEK 23, 1901.
ONLYAFEWCATILE
The Demand Is Strong With Prices
Up to Last Week's
SHEEP MOVE UP TEN CENTS
A Dull Tone to Hogs Rant, lint the
Demand Here In Strong;. ul
Steady Prlce». *
South St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 23.—Receipts
to-day were about 300 cattle, 50 calves, 8,000
hogs and 700 sheep.
The following table shows the receipts from
Jau. l, 1901, to date, as compared with the
.same period a year ago:
Year. Cattle.Calves. Hogg. Sheep.Horses. Cars.
1901.... 154,849 34,323 599,675 322,250 15,222 16,14b
1900.... 175,386 44,351 491,162 488,756 26,614 17,042
Dec... 20,537 10,028 166,506 11,392 896
Inc 108,513
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. Hogs. Sheep. Horses.Cars.
1901.... 8,538 1,083 72,407 20,383 39 1 2SH
190U.... 8,461 1,402 48,700 18,723 50 1,011
Dee 319 11
1nc.... 77 23,707 1,660 .. 278
Receipts: .
Date. Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
Dec. 16 275 16 1,991 21 GO
Dec. 17 ....1,085' 169 6,294 645 118
Deo. 18 455 89 3,204 685 58
Dec. 19 .... 250 25 2,601 361 52
Dec. 20 .... 225 17 3,896 334 58
Dec. 21 320 21 3,903 40 B0
Estimated receipts by cars to-day of the
railroads centering at these yards: Chicago
Great Western, 5; Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul, 7; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha, 7; Great Northern, 9; Chicago, Bur
lington &. Quincy, 1; Northern Pacific, 4.
Total,* 33.
Disposition of stock Saturday, Dec. 21:
Firm— Cattle. Hogs. Sheep
Swift &Co 104 3,101 100
Cudahy Bros., Milwaukee. ... 745 ....
W. E. McCormick 3
Slimmer & Thomas 31 .... ....
J. Bolton 33
J. B. Fitzgerald 12
J. R. King 4
King Bros 1
Country buyers 71 .... 40
Total 255 3.849 140
CATTLE—There were only a few loads on
sale. Notwithstanding the sharp decline lit
' prices east on common butcher grades, the
demand here to-day was very strong at
prices fully as high as a week ago. Trade in
stockers and feede-rs was slack.
I Butcher Cows and Heifera —
1 No. Ay. Price.! I No. Ay. Price.
1 1,150 $3.75 || 2 1,075 $3.40
1 980 3.25 j 8 1,140 3.15
2 1,075 3.00 1 990 M.Oo
2 1,045 3.00 3 1,080 2.50
2 1,040 2.50 1 1,200 2.50
1 1,010 2.25 2 1,015 2.25
2 1,165 2.00 2 925 1.75
4 930 1.75 j| 2 840 1.5U
; Veal Calves —
! No. Ay. Price. jNo. Ay. Price.
i 2 145 $4.75 | 2 100 $4.50
1 100 4.00 jj
Stockers and Feeders—
No. Ay. Price. No. Ay. Price.
6 991 $3.50 13 795 $3.00
2 1,155 3.00 12 933 2.80
7 862 2.76 1 970 2.75
10 831 2.70 1 800 2.50
1 770 2.35 3 693 2.25
10 662 2.25 |
Feeding Cows and Heifera—
No. Ay. Price.
1 670 $2.30
Feeding Bulls-
No. ■ Ay. Price.li No. Ay. Prico.
1 1,080 $2.50 || 1 ..." 1,060 $2.25
HOGS—Supplies at leading markets to-day
totaled amout 72,000, against 68,000 last Mon
day and 39,000 a year ago to-day. There was
a very dull tone to the trade east, but prices
showed no material change. The demand
here was strong at full,steady prices. Me
diums and heavies sold from $5.90 to $6.35.
Light and mixed sold from $5.60 to $5.90, while
lights under 150 pounds sold from. $6.20 to
$5.50. Sales:
Hogs— '
No. Ay. Price. I'No. Ay. Price.
43 265 $5.35 |149 245 $6.20
33 246 6.10 j|Bs 209 6.00
29 201 6.00 |64 227 6.00
95 200 5.95 ;75 202 5.95
85 189 5.90 1189 187 5.90
74 184 5.90 |'74 201 5.80
6S 210 5.80 i|62 184 5.80
90 379 5.80 69 191 G. 75
32 211 5.75 29 216 5.75
Pigs-
No. Ay. Price. I No. Ay. Price.
VI 131 $5.25 ;10 142 $5.10
26 115 4.65 17 105 4.50
SHEEP—Receipts to-day were fair. There
was a good strong demand for both fait sheep
and lambs at prices strong' to 10c higher.
Sheep—
No. Ay. Price.
24 lambs 78 $4.50
46 lambs 74 i.'iXi
40 lambs 74 4.0 i» i
105 ewes 102 3.25 |
95 ewes 102 3.36]
74 sheep 124 3.26
lv sheep t. 126 3.00
6 sheep 122 2.25
On the market: A. & S. L. S. Co., Ame
nia, N. D.; C. H. Chase, Willow Lake, S. D.;
1 Ole Hanson, Milner, N. D.; L. Bender,
; Wheaton; J. L. Townsend, Groton, S. D.;
C. Jones, West Concord; Brunning & T., Al
bany; J. Schmidt, Melrose; T. Btngsten, A.
\ J. Marsh, Argyle; Stevens Brothers, Osakis;
: M. & Jacobs, Lake City; Schneider Brothers,
i Alma, Wis.; D. Brown, Madison Lake; F.
j Gibbons, West Concord; Skahan Brothers,
\ Rose Creek; M. C. Black, Cannon Falls; Van
Saun & M., Faribault; W. W. Chamberlain,
New Rockford; S. H. Peittis, A. Burg, St. i
Peter; A. D. Sackett, Dunham & Carpenter, |
Janesville; M. Christensen, Sleepy Eye; Ryan
& H., Waterville.
Sioux City Live Stock.
Sioux City, lowa, Dec. 23.— Cattle,
1,600; hogs, 4,000; sheep, 200. Hogs steady on
best quality, poor. Sales:
No. - . ■ Ay. Price.
73 .*■ 200 $5.80
66 265 6.10
51 328 6.60
Cattle—Steady. Sales:
No. Ay. Price.
9 beeves 1,000 $4.00
11 beeves ».,...... 1,120 5.25
15 beeves 1,260 .5.65
9 cows 900 2.75
11 990 3.25
17 ....: 1,100 3.75
24 stackers 803 3.50
28 „ 911 3.60
53 .'... 780 3.90
16 yearlings 618 2.65
11 660 3.25
19 580 ' 3.50
—Receipts, 200; steady. Sales:
No. Ay. Price.
118 ewes and lambs , 105 $3.00
Chicago Live Stork. -
Chloago, Dec. 23—Cattle—Receipts, 18,000;
stronger; good to prime, $6<S"; poor to me
dium, $5.70@5.80; stockers and feeders, $2@4;
cows, $1@4.60; heifers, $1.60@5.25; oanners,
$I@2; bulls, jn.76®4.60; cakes, $2.60@6; Texas
steers, $4.25@5.
Hogs—Receipts, 42,000; to-morrow, 35,000;
left over, 7,530; steady; mixed and butchers,
$5.85@6.25; good to choice heavy, $6.16@6.50;
rough heavy, $5.80@6.06; light, $5@5.75; bulk
of sales, $5.75@6.23.
Sheep—Receipts, 15,000; steadier; lambs,
strong; good to choice wethers, $3.60@4.10;
fair to choice mixed, $2.60@3.25; western
sheep, $3@4; native lambs, $2.50@5.10; wes
tern lambs, $4@o.
Official Saturday: Receipts-Cattle, 1,010;
hogs, 24,568; sheep, 1,034. Shipments—Cattle,
1,139; hogs, 627; sheep, 1,860.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Dec. 23.—Cattle—Receipts,
2,700; slow, steady; beef steers, $4®«.70; Tex
ans, $3.40@4.40; cows and heifers, $2.80@4.60;
stockers and feeders, $2.70(Q)4.45.
Hogs—Receipts, 8,800; slaw, steady; heavy,
*5.90@6.50; mixed, J5.85@6; pigs, $4.80@6.50.
Sheep—Receiprts. 2.600; slow, steady; sheep,
$2.50@4.26; lambs, $4.50@5.40.
St. Tnul* Live Stock.
St. Louis, Deo. 23—Cattle—Receipts, 1,000;
steady to strong; beef steers, J556.20; fancy.
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(Incorporated.) .
drain Commission Merchants
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, , BBAyOrTßS—Chlcago and Mllr'auK«e. Ordtrs for futur« deUt«r» ax*out*4 la aQ faTlttta. •
.
J. F. WHALLON. GEO. C. BAOLET.
GEO. P. CASE. CHAS. M. CASH.
winiion,case&co.
STOCKS, GRAIN, PROVISIONS.
i New York Stock Exohanga
MEMBERS^ Ghloago Board of Trad*.
* ' Mp!a. Chamber Oommeroa
Private Ytlrm to Mew York and Shi cms 3
18 Chamber of Commerce.
up to $7.50; Texans, $2.90@5.25; Btockers and
feeders. f2.4004.25; cows and heifers, $23.7
Hogs—Receipts, 7,060; 5c higher on best;
pigs, $5.;:0@5.60; packers, $s.G:j.f,i<;; bir
$6.5006.66.
Sheep—Rereipis, 1,5<j0; steady; 3beep, 13.200
3.85; lambs, $4@5.40.
Kansas City Lire Stock.
Kansas City, Dec. 23.—Cattle—Receipts,
4,000; steady; beef steers, $4.74^6.50; Texans,
$3@4.50; cows, ?2.25@5.25; stoekers and feed
ers, $3@4.25.
Hogs—Receipts, 11,000; 5c higher; heavy,
$6.50@6.60; packers, $6.90©6.60 ; medium, $5.75
@6.50; yorkers, $5®6; pigs, $3.75@5.
Sheep—Receipts, 500; steady and unchanged.
ALL WERE TOO LOW
Grain Crop of Manitoba and the
Territories Underestimated
YIELD WAS 67,000,000 BUSHELS
Everybody Hat Money and tlio
Christniax Trade la Simy
ly 1 milieux-.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 23.—Manitoba's grain
crop for 1901 is being proved by threshing
operations to have exceeded in quantity all
the predictions. William Martin, president of
the Grain Exchange, about the time the har
vest was commencing, put the crop of Mani
toba and the Northwest Territories at i
000 bushels; he was the lowest among several
prophets. General Manager Thompson of the
Ogilvie Milling company went much higher
in his estimate, but T. T. Bready .
Winnipeg Elevator company, hitherto noted
for the correctness of his estimates, topp 1
the list, to the amusement of many of his
colleagues, with an estimate of 65.00u.000 bush
els.
The facts now prove that Manitoba's .
000 acres will show a yield of 50,000,000 bush
els, while the 600,000 acres under cultivation
in the territories will be shown to ha\e pro
duced from 17,009.060 to )t|MMM bushels of
wheat. The crop of last year almost doubled
that of any previous year. It is estimated
that the exports f>f this year's crops will total
in the neighborhood of 50,090,006 bushels. Last
year's exports were but 17,000,000, while th're
were 30,000,000 bushels exported for
1 As a result of the excellent harvest, money
is very easy in the province at the present
rime, and an enormous Christmas trade i&
being don*.
INVESTMENT GOSSIP
Holiday stock markets in London. Prices
•within \i to \s of New York parity. Nothing
doing.
New York wired: Philadelphia buying all
the Reading on report that Xovem-ber earn
ings will increase over $500,000 net.
New York to Whallon: American stocks in
London steady, mostly under parity. Con
sidered J. J. Hill directing opposition to
Northern Securities as much as possible in
the direction of Union Pacific. Hocking Val
ley November statement will make very fino
showing. Big increase reported on gold ex
ported from South Africa and very large out
put expected in January. Expected British
government borrowing will be merely Trans
vaal loan. Southern Pacific report due early
in Janary will show that 5 per cent net sur
plus be«n earned.
New York—Stpck exchange will not dose
to-morrow.
New York to Watson: Market is flrm, no
feature in trading. Manipulated to death when
anything doiDg. Sugar weak on short and
scattered selling en talk of war but think ii
is to buy stocks lower and get up speculation
on reduction of tariff later. If money does
not get higher market will rally but don't feel
like buying and would like to 3*ll them oa
any good rise in January.
Another Pioneer Gone.
Sioux City, lowa t> Dec. 22.—Luther C. San
born, who came to'this city in 1856 and was
a pioneer in this section of the state, is dead.
He was one of Sioux City's most prominent
citiiens.
Chas. H. F. Smith & Co.,
MEMBERS OF THE
NEW YORK STOCK EXCMANQB and
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE.
315-316 Lumber Exchange. Branch
Office: 34L/2 Chamber Commerce.
Minneapolis.
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O U X is often difficult.
M 111 TTTi A Ifl Is a eotxl
-^— •' **ii A X purchase.
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