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EGGS SHOW ADVANCES ON
New Apples Coming FreelyBerry
Season About Over on Several Lines
Southern Peaches Plentiful and
CheapAll Western Fruits Reason
able in Price.
No quotable change on any grade
butter has developed during the week.
ceipts have hfld up to former propor
tions, but tl call has averaged up com
paratively well, and only once or twice
during the wooW have stocks overbalanced
the current movement. Receh'ers feel
that the grs,te&t production of the sea
son Is o-\er with and that values ought
to remain around present range unless
manipulated. Retailers are buying round
lots of oxtras and not pursuing the hand
to-mouth policy adopted when values
chow a tendency to fluctuate. Dairies
are s'lll in excess of the immediate call,
nd hardly present as favorable a basis as
creamery makes. Many retailers are
working out of the habit of carrying
dairies, as the demand and supply Is
much more Irregular than on creamery
makes. Packing-stock buyers are pursu
ing a conservative course this week, and
the quotation of 10% cents very closelv
represents the selling price locally, altho
a moderate amount is possibly taken bv
bakers If nice, clean and sweet, at a
The egg market has shown a good sub
stantial advance, the rise in values being
especially noticeable on case-count lots,
altho seders have had to stand back of
their offerings with a guarantee to "make
good" on lots showing a shrinkage over
and above the limit. The call from all
quarters 's rather active, and probably
more esrffi have been withdrawn from
storage this week than have gone in. Re
ceipts are liberal, bu* so long as the pres
ent demand bolda good they can be eas
ily cared for at qurtations. The meat
Btrlkp has been a brncmg feature to the
egg ninrkut, and -will have a srfat influ
ence upon selling prices the coming win
Just at present would seem to be a nat
ural time to impress upon the public the
fact that cheese as a food product is far
too little understood. Cheese at present
prices is the cheappest commodity on the
list, but nevertheless this does not seem
to increase the movement. The market Is
really dull, both on speculative account
and on small lot movement The very fin
est twins and fiats are selling at !H cents,
either white or colored Brick, limberger,
and the other makes fail to move as well
as they should considering the fact that
values are from 30 to 60 per cent lower
than a year ago There is virtually no
outlet for No. 2 and 3 makes on any vari
A fairly steady tone has prevailed all the
week on the poultry list. The demand
has eased off at times, but receh ers have
held quotations and quite generally se
cured them when butchers got ready to
buy. The veal market has shown good
tone, aRd outside quotations have been
more easily secured than wa* the case last
week. Mutton and lambs also rule firmer
The call has fully equalled the supply.
Potatoe market shows a fair degree of
activity and a steady range on prices. The
crop Is being marketed freely locally, but
the outside call is of generous pioportlons
and ample to take care of Minnesota
grown tubers around present values. Dry
onions are coming In more plentifully, and
a lower range is likely to develop Cab
bage is In heavy supply and cheap. Move
ment of the lighter green vegetables is
moderate, the call being mostly from non
The fruit list has shown a better move
ment since berries began to cut less fig
ure thruout the state and other north
western territory. Oranges are selling
freely at same prices as a week ago. Lem-
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ons are also holding steady, there being
no particular features to influence values
upward or downward.
West coast fruits are selling some better
than a week ago, 'but the call has not as
yet assumed old time proportions for Au
gust trade. Crop reports may be causing
people to save their money, awaiting de
velopments, but fruit won't keep, and the
trade lost today Is seldom made up later.
The list is very reasonable in price, but
the weather, while pleasant. Is not warm
enough to encourage a fruit diet, and it in
fluences the volume of trade with both
wholesaler and retailer.
Apples are coming in of good quality
and size, mostly of the Duchess variety.
Consumers are taking to them very kind
ly, but values are easing off from day to
day as the supply increases. A car or
two of California box stock came in the
first of the week, but are not a favorite
with northwestern buyers. Melons are
lower, but not to a popular basis as yet.
Muskmelons are showing a wide price
range, according to quality, and reputa
tion of districts where grown.
Berries are settling to blues and black
berries for shipping. Currants are about
o\er -with, as most stock coming in is
Official quotations, of the Minneapolis
Produce Exchange, corrected up to 12 m.,
Saturday, Aug. 6.Butter, steady. Eggs,
steady. Poultry, dull, veal, firm.
BLTTERReceipts yesterday, 43,927 lbs,
creameries, extras, 16%c creameries, firsts, 15c,
creameries, seconds, 13c, dairies, extras, 14c
dairies, firsts, 12c, dairies, seconds, 10%c pack
ing &tock. 6@10%c.
EGOSRecelpth yesterday, 760 cases candled,
doz, cases included, 18c, fresh, current receipts,
case count, cases included, $4 75, dirties, per
case of 30 doz $2.70, seconds, per case of 30
doz, $2 70, checks, per case of 80 doz, $2 70.
CHEEttETwins or flats, fancy, 0@0%c:
twins or tints, choice, 4@6c twins or flats, fair
to good, 3g4c Young Americas, fancy, lie,
brick. No. 1. lie brick. No 2, 9c, brick, No. 3,
0S)6V4- priniobt. No. 1, 7%c, primost. No 2,
tic pultost, Gc, Swiss, No. 1 block, 13c Swiss,
No. 2 block, lie, daisies, No. 1, 10c Llmburger,
No. 1, lit Limburgcr, No. 2, 7c.
LIVE POULTRY Turkeys, 12c, hens, 9c
loosteis, 5c, ducks, young. 8c, old, 7c, geese,
5c: broilert. to 2 lbs, 13sil3v
bUKSSIU) MEATSVeal, fancy, lb, 7@7#c
fair to good, G&CVJC small or overweight, 4@
5c, medium, fancj 8c lambs, yearlings, fancy,
lOftclio thin, 6rSc hog-., 5@5&c.
FISHPickerel 4Mc bullheads, tic, crappies,
BMi^Gc, pike, 76i 8c bunflsh, perch and small
crappies, etc., 4f45
CABBAGENew. large crates, $1.25.
POTATOESNew, per bu, 50c.
ONIONSDry. per 100 lbs, $2.75.
DRIED PEASFancy jellow, per bu, $1.60
medium. $120, green, fancy, $1 50 medium,
$115, marrowfat, $2
PIGEONSTame, live, joung or old, doz, 75c
dead, 00c, squabs, iters, fancy selected, live
or dead, doz, $2, squabs, small, poor and thin,
BEANSQuotations include sacks. Fancy
navj. per bu, $2 25. choice navy, ?2 medium,
hand-picked, $2 medium, fair, $1.23, medium,
mixed and dirt}, 65@75c brown, fancy. $3 75,
brown, fair to good, $3, Lima, California, per
APPLESPer brl, $3 75.
OFANGESLate Valeneias. all sizes, $4 50
Mediterranean Sweets, all sizes, $4.
LEMON'SCalifornia, fancr. as to size, $4 25
choico. $4, Messints, $3 50@4.
HONEYFancy white 1-lb sections, 13c,
choice white, 1-lb sections, 12c amber, 10c
goldenroil, 10c, extracted white, in cans, 7c, ex
tracted amber, 7c.
WEST COAST FRUITSPeaches, per box.
$1, plums, per crate, $email@example.com, fancy Bartlett
pears, per box, $1 85, graces, crate, $1.25.
CURRANTS16-qt case, $1 50.
BLUEBERRIESlC-qt case, $1 50.
BLACKBERRIES16-qt case, $2.25 24 pints,
PEACHESSix-basket crate, $1.40 four-bas
ket orate, 75c.
MELONSWatermelons, each 20@25c canta
lops, crate, $3ftt.5, gems, 1 3-bu basket, 50c.
SOUR CHERRIES16-qt case, $1.75.
BANANASJumbo bunches, $firstname.lastname@example.org large
bunches, $2 email@example.com, medium bunches, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW VEGETABLESBeans, stiing, bu, 75e
beans, wax, bu, 75c, beets, bu, 60c, carrots, bu,
85c, corn, green, doz, 12%@15c cucumbers, 30@
35c cauliflower, doz, 75c@$l egg plant, doz,
$1 50(5 1 75, lettuce, doz, 15c lettuce, heads,
25c mint, per doz, 40c onions, per doz bunches,
15@20c parsley, doz, 2oc pieplant, 100 lbs,
$1 greenpeas, bu, 75c@$l rutabagas, bu, 60c
radishes, round, doz bunches, 15Jj20c tomatoes,
fancy, four-basket crates, 75c turnips, bu,
60c, watercress, doz, 90c garlic, lb, 13@15c.
CHICAGO PRODUCE, Aug. 6Butter, steady
creameries, 13@17c, dairies, 12@15c. Eggs,
steady at mark, cases included, 121/4@16-J4c.
Cheese, steady, daisies, 8 twins, 7%@8c,
Young Americas, 8@8%,c. Poultry, alive,
stead} turkeys, 10@llc chickens. liy
springs, 12!/4c. Potatoes, easy Early Ohios. St.
Louis 40@33c Minnesota, 46@50c home grown,
60@73c. Vealt, steady 50 to 60-lb weights,
5^@6%c 65 to 75-lb weights, 6^@7e, 80 to
125-lb weights, 7(0,7^c.
CHICAGO WtOVISIONS, Aug. 6.Provisions
were weak in sympathy with grains, there being
considerable selling 0y pit traders. September
pork opened 5c lower, at $12.72%, and declined
to $12 57%. Lard was oft 2%c. at $6.87%. Later
the price sold down to $email@example.com. Ribs were
unchenged at $7.62%.
Close PorkSeptember, $12.42% October,
$12 45 January. $12 67%,
LardSeptember, $6.77% October, $6.82%
January, $6 80.
RibsSeptember, $firstname.lastname@example.org October, $7.55.
RIEND, CROSBY 4 CO.,
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So. St. Paul-
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BOUGHT AND SOLD FOR CASH OR CARRIED ON REASONABLE MARGINS FOR
WHICH 1-8 ON GRAIN, 1-4 ON STOCKS AND 1-8 ON FLAX WILL BE CHARGED.
WHEAT HAS BEEN THE BEST MARKET OF THE YEAR. Minneapolis Sepeember selling at
$1.00 and No. 1 Northern $1.07%, with good and sufficent reasons for anticipating a further ad-
vance both in Cash and futures next week.
The advance has attracted wide attention,
and every one is interested, and, of course,
would like to know how much higher the price
level is likely to be extended. This depends
upon the outcome of our Spring "Wheat crop to
a considerable extent, for a failure there would
destroy all hope of our being in a position to
anywhere near meet the demands that will
come to us and must be supplied out of the
1904 crop. 4
(Damage claims from rust and Hessian fly are
spreading rapidly, and on all sides is the opin
ion expressed that a big wheat yield is out of
the question. For the United States, the total
crop is estimated by nobody at over 600,000,000
bushels, while grain experts predict a crop of
Winter and Spring Wheat fully 100,000,000
bushels under a year ago. This would mean
537,000,000 bushels, of which 500,000,000 bush
els would be required for seed and bread, with
only 37,000,000 bushels, and some small addi
tions from old stocks to go to supply a foreign
SIOUX CITY BOGS
HOLD VERY FIRM
THE FAT CATTLE MARKET
RULED RATHER UNEVEN.
Chicago Weakness Effective in the
Steer and Grass Cow Pens, and
Prices Fall Off 15c to 25c on the
Best LotsThe Common Stuff Slow
and Some of the Canners Almost
Unsalable Except at Price Conces
Sioux City Stock Yards, Aug. 6.The
week's business in cattle has comprised
the disposing of 14S cars, which was just
twice as many as were on sale last week.
The marketing of stocker cattle has not
been very liberal and the increased sup
plies have been disposed of in a fairlj.
satisfactory way. The demand was main
ly for strong-weight stockers and feeders,
and altho there was no great activity to
the trade at' any time, the strictly good
steers sold at a good strong figure. As
high as $3.75 was paid for a good bunch
of grade Herford yearlings, and $3 70 was
paid for feeders, but the larger share of
the fair quality steers changed hands at
$3 to $3.50, with the common kinds as low
as $2.25 Toward the close of the week
the common class of steers of all weights
sold a dime lower and were hard sellers.
The heifer market has been draggy, but
with very limited receipts the offerings
were taken care of at $2 to $2.50. A few
bunches of choice she stuff sold as high
as $3. Farmers are very busy at present
and it is a little early for the feeder trade
to start up. The dealers have managed
to effect a pretty good clearance.
The fat cattle market has been ex
tremely uneven. The uncertainty from
day to day has been the cause of the trade
being a good deal on the catch-as-catch
can order. On account of the heavy run
at Chicago last Monday, prices dropped
at this point 15 to 25 cents on the good
steers and good grass cows, but at the
same time there were cattle offered for
sale that in a good many cases could not
be disposed of at 25 to 50 cents lower
than last week, and cattle that was for
warded to other markets sold at about
the same bids that were received here.
The just faf* steers and canner stuff are
at present almost unsalable, and the
packers are not in the trade for this class
of stuff until they have more facilities
for the canning of the same. The best
of the beeves sold at $5 50, with grass
steers at $4 to $4 60. Qood grass cows
sold up to $3.50, with the bulk of the sup
ply at $2.50 to $3. The first consignment
of range heifers arrived this week and
sold at $3.75 and $3.85.
HogsClose to 15,000 hogs have been
received this week, and, with a plentitude
of orders in the trade on shipping ac
count, the supply has been well taken
care of. The Cudahy Packing company
has been increasing the buy daily, and
they close the week buying more hogs
than at any time since the strike. There
has been a good deal of fluctuation In
the trade, but values close the week about
a nickel higher than last Monday and
steady with the close of last week. The
good mixed and butcher weights are sell
ing from $5.05 to $5 15, with the common
mixed and packing grades at $4.95 to $5.
ReceiptsCattle, 300- hogs. 3,000
Hogs5c lower. Sales. 70, 250 lbs, $3.90
70. 280 lbs. $5 58. 268 lbs, $5.10.
CattleSlow. weak. Sales: 10 beeves. 1.040
lbs, $4 15, 1,325 lbs, $5.25 27. 1,361 lbs, $5 50
8 cows and heifers, 860 lbs, $2 40, 21, S41 lbs,
$2.65 12, 1.140 lbs $3 10. 8 stockers, 760 lbs,
$2 75: 9, 870 lbs, $3 25 6, 1,040 lbs, $3 50 6
yearlings, 540 lbs, $2 50 7, 720 lbs, $3 10, 580
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK, Aug. 6.CattleRe
ceipts, 300, nominal, good to prime steers, $5.25
@6.25 poor to medium. $4@5 stockers and feed
ers, $2@4. cows $1 25@4 heifers. $2@4 25
canners, $1.50@2 50, bulls, $2@4, calves, $2.50
@5 50 Texas fed steers, $3@4 50.
HogsReceipvS today 12,000, Monday 30,000
steady mixed and butchers, $5 20@5 50 good to
choice heavy, $5 25fa)5 50 rough heavy, $4 80@
5.10 light, $5.25@5 50 bulk of sales, $5.20
SheepReceipts, 3,500 steady lambs, steady:
good to choice wethers, $3 75@4 20, fair to
choice mi\ed, $3@4 75, western sheep, $3.75@
410 native lambs, $email@example.com, western lambs,
KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK, Aug. 6Cattle
Receipts. 1,000. Including 400 southerns mar
ket steady native steers, $4@4 15 native cows
and heifers. $1 firstname.lastname@example.org calves. $2 25(t(,3.75.
HogsReceipts, 4.000, market strong to 5c
higher bulk of sales, $email@example.com pigs and
SheepReceipts, 500 market steady muttons,
$3 25@4 75, lambs, $4@6 25
ST. LOUIS LIVE STOCK, Aug. 6Cattle
Receipts, 350. Including 150 Texans steady, beef
steers, $3 firstname.lastname@example.org cows and heifers, $2.25@
HogsReceipts, 3,500 market 5@10c lower
pigs and lights, $4 email@example.com butchers and best
heavy, $5 10@5 40.
SheepReceipts, 200. market steady natives,
$firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, $4 25@5 35.
NEW YORK PROVISION^ Aug. 6.Beef,
firm. Pork, dull. Lard, steady prime west
ern steam, $7.25.
Fifth and Robert, St. Paul.
deficiency of 500,000,000 bushels of wheat
alone, to say nothing about the vast shortages
that are apparent in Corn, Oats and the fodder
Our market possesses extra strength from the
fact that available supplies of new spring
wheat will be four to six weeks late in reaching
the market, because of the backward season.
There is another factor also that must not be
overlookedforeigners have until this time
held off from buying, but now find themselves
in a position where provision must be made for
future needs, and that without delay. Owners
of wheat realize the situation and will not part
with property that promises to be very scarce
before another crop, unless the price is made
to show a splendid profit. It should be clear to
all, therefore, that wheat must continue to sell
at a high price, with but little possibility of
any material decline, and we think one of the
best opportunities ever offered for making a
safe investment exists today in wheat.
"^J*V'"*'Saturday Evening, S WSWCWSSW THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. August,"6, 1904.
SO. ST. PAUL BEEF
ON LOWER RANGE
CHICAGO WEAKNESS REFLECTED
IN SOME DEGREE.
Grass Steers Show the Most Loss
Hog Prices Also Offered in Sym
pathy with Lower Prices in the East
Sheep Sag Also, Declining 25c on
Mutton Grades and 25c to 50c for
LambsFat Lambs Bring $5.50
South St. Paul, Aug. 6.South St. Paul
received about 6,750 cattle this week,
against 4,349 last week and 3,363 the cor
responding week last year. This week's
calf receipts were about 657, compared
with 570 last week and 349 the same week
last year. A glut of the Chicago market
on the opening day of the week caused
further sharp declines there and lower
markets elsewhere. Local prices on beef
and butcher cattle declined about 25 cents
up to the close of Wednesday's trade,
since which time values have held fully
steady. Compared with Monday of last
week, prices on killing steers, with the
exception of good corn-fed grades, are
35 to 50 cents lower, while cow stuff has
declined anywhere from 40 to 55 cents
during the same time. Plain grass steers
and a fair grade of cows have shown the
most loss. The week's receipts have in
cluded about 2,200 range cattle. A good
fat class of Montana beeves sold Monday
at $4.45, with a similar class going at
$4.25 later in the week. The quality of
the rangers is good for so early in the
season, and it is evident that the* range
is In good condition. Good to choice dry
fed beef steers are selling from $5 to
$5.65, fair killing grades from $4.25 to
$4 50 and good to choice western grass
steers from $4 to $4.35. A choice fat class
of heifers would probably sell up to $4,
but it takes a pretty good class of cows
to sell above $2 75, while fair grades are
going from $215 to $2.65, and canners
and cutters are dull at from $1 to $2.
Bulls declined only about 10 cents this
week, and veal calves closed stronger,
with the best quotable up to $4.50 Stock
ers an 1 feeders have declined along with
the fat cattle market. A class of fleshy
steers that were salable last week as
killers have had to go this week as feed
ers at a reduction of about 50 cents. Stock
and feeding steers from 900 pounds down
have shown less loss, tho the bulk has
sold 15 to 20 cents lower than last week,
and in some instances a decline of 25 to
35 cents has been noticed. Common
kinds, which have been selling recently
so very low, show less loss this week than
do the better grades, but they will have
to be bought at very low figures in the
country to make the seller any money.
Stock heifers are weak to 15 cents lower
than at last week's closing.
This week's hog receipts totaled about
8,400, against 8,046 last week and 5,536
the same week last year. Prices have de
clined 10 to 15 cents from the close of
last week sympathy with lower mar
kets in the east. Not enough hogs are
being received here to supply the local
demand, and prices are likely to be main
tained relatively high compared with other
markets, tho shippers are advised to keep
in touch with conditions, as any heavy
run at Chicago at tftie'time will with
out doubt result In further declines.
Farmers are getting busy with their grain,
and from now up until the latter part of
September receipts here are likely to be
very light. Good to choice light and
medium weight hogs are quotable from
$5.15 to $5.25, fair light mixed and good
heavies from $4 95 to $5.10, common heavy
and mixed from $4.75 to $4.90, and rough
packers down around $4.40. There Is a
very strong demand for pigs weighing 115
pounds or better at from $5 to $5.10.
Sheep prices have declined about 25
Official receipts for the past week are as fol
Date. Cattle. Calves. Hogs.. Sheep. Cars
July 29 359
July 30 .551
Aug. 1 2,326
Aug. 2 1,110
Aug. 3 928
Aug. 4 654
Aug. 5 232
Railroads entering the yards reported receipts
for the day by loads as follows:
Chicago Great Western, 3, Chicago. Milwaukee
& St. Pan], 1 Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha, 3 Great Northern, 2 AVIsconsin Cen
tral. 1 Northern Pacific, 3. Total, 13 cars.
Disposition of stock Friday, Aug. 5:
Swift & Co 78
W. E. McOormick 6
W. G. Bronson
Slimmer & Thomas... 1C6
Other buj era
Country buyers "130
July 29 222
July 30 218
Aug. 1 223
Aug. 2 226
Aug. 3 227
Aug. 4 218
Aug. 5 228
Av. Wt. AT. Cost. Price Range.
509 4.93 4 95
Prices stea ly. Receipts very light, falling far
under actual demands of local packers. Average
quality Just fair, nothing toppy received. Pi ice
range, $5 to $5 15 bulk, $email@example.com pigs con
tinue in especially good demand good to choice
light and medium weight hogs are quotable from
$5 15 to $5.25: fair light, mixed and good heavy
from $4.95 to $5 10 and common heavy and mixed
from $4.75 to $4.90. and rough packing sows as
low as $4.40 pigs weighing from 100 to 125
bringing from $5 to $5.10. Sales-
Hogs41. 204 lbs, $5.15 82 198 lbs, $5 15
79, 202 lbs. $5 12% 72. 107 lbs, $5.10 64, 206
lbs, $5.10, 63, 247 lbs, $5.05.
Underweights and Roughs6, 321 lbs. $4.75
6, 318 lbs, $4.50: 2, 365 lbs, $4.40 2. 400 lbs,
CATTLEReceipts light.a change in the
market from^Friday.r Xef and butcr cate V*
and good western wethers around $3.65. Stock
and feeding stuff quiet, with prices unchanged
from a week ago. Sales:
Killing Shep and Lambs67 lambs, 66 lbs.
Killing Shep and Lambs67 lambs, 66 lbs,
Among the shippers on the market were: H.
C. Mundahl, Vansaka P. Gaffuey, Pingree, N.
D. H. K. Stearns, Lakota, N. D. W. & N.,
Wyudmere G. W. Dodge, Madella. Allbee Broth.
eis. New Richmond, Wis. W. A. Cooper, Hersey,
Wis., Nels Guere, Montevideo W. F. Persou.
Montevideo, W. F. Persons, Olivia.
SOUTH OMAHA LIVE STOCK, Aug. 6.Cat-
tleReceipts, 100 nominally steady native
steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows and heifers, $2.50
4.25 calves, $2.50@5.
HogsReceipts, 6,000 steady closed weak
light, $email@example.com pigs, $4.50@5 bulk of sales,
SheepReceipts, 5,000 market steady sheep,
$firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, $email@example.com.
HIDES, PELTS, FURS, WOOL
EEVIEW OF THE MARKET BY THE N0KTH-
WESTEKN HIDE AND FUB, CO.
The Hide and Leather special from Chicago
Bays: "Special telegram from Boston states that
the hide market is quiet. Tanners are waiting
and are slow bujeis. Some shippers are entei
taining p'-opositions from buyers at %c off from
late 1 tiling prices." This would indicate that
the top has been reached and prices are more
likely to" decline 14c or %c than to advance.
Certainly the wise butcher and dealer will not
hold under these conditions. Those keeping hides
well shippind in will use best Judgment.
The tallow maistet is very dull and to bring
outside price it must be in the best packages not
likely to leak. These Instructions are very Im
portant for summer.
Wool end pelts continue in good demand at un
Ginseng is In active request at $6.25 to $6.50.
Seneca in fair demand at 43c to 45c.
No change on feathers or beesw.ax.
No 1. No. 2.
Green salted heavy steer hides 8% 7%
Gieen salted heavy cow hides 8 V2
Green salted bull hides 7VJ
Green salted light hides 8%
Green salted veal kip 9%
Gieen salted veal calf 11 Mi
Green salted long-haired kip 8 Mi
Green salted deacons, each 45
Green salted branded, per lb less than free
Wooi, medium, unwashed 19
W ool. coai se 18
TV ool, hue, unw ashed 14
_ _. i to be a feature at all centers.
cents and lambs are 25 to 50 cents lower i Wheat, including flour, exports for the week
than a week ago. Receipts for the week ending4,244,363aggregate, Aug. 4 1.370,108 bushelsnagainst
totaled about 8.300, comnare witn 3 911 1.633,265 last week. 3.040,629 this week last
rr 1 1
last week and 12,070 the same week last
year. v^ood fat ewes are selling around 372m bushelso against 15 047,253 last vear, 20,-
$3.50, good to choice western wethers and ,794,203 in 190d2a 32,507,14 5 in 1901.
I Corn exports for the week aggregate 273,365
bushels against 415,844 last week. 884,428
45 0 473 222J802 10J937 be expected, considering the bad winter and the
145 286 132
10 lower and veals strong compared with
week ago. Stockers and feeders uneven, but
averaging 15 to 20c lower than late last week.
Milch cows and springers steady.
Butcher Steers3, 1,190 lbs, $3.25.
Butcher Cows and Heifers2, 1,420 lbs, $3.50
1. 1 200 lbs. $3.3- 2, 1.155 lbs, $3 6, 1,041 lbs,
$2 75 5, 734 lbs, $2.35 6 & s, 865 lbs, $2.25.
Cutters and Canners1, 1,030 lbs, $2 2, 830
Stock and Feeding Steers6, 1,025 lbs, $3
12, 888 lbs, $2.90 1, 860 lbs, $2.75 5, 892 lbs,
$2.50 16, 660 lbs, $2.50 3, 660 lbs, $2.
Stock Cows and Heifers1, 860 lbs, $2.25 3,
600 lbs, $2 1, 520 lbs, $1.50.
Stock and Feeding Bulls1, 620 lbs, $1.75.
Milch Cows and Springers2 cows, 1 calf, $60
1 cow. $35 1, cow, 1 calf, $27 1 cow, $26 1
cow. $21 1 cow, $18 1 cow, $17.50.
SHEEPReceipts light. Market quiet at about
steady prices with Friday. Mutton grades com
pared with a week ago are about 25c lower, while
lambs are 25c to 50c off. Extra good fat lambs
e1^ 7% 8
Green salted horse or mule hides,
Gieen salted horse or mule hides,
medium 2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Green salted horse or mule hides,
small 1.70 1.00
Dry flint Montana, Oregon, Wash
injton and Idaho hides, Hat 14 15%
Montana bulls and fallen hides 10 (flill
Dry flint Minnesota, Dakota, Wiscon
sin and bimllar 12 10^4
Diy flint calfskins 16 14
Green salted pelts, laige to small,
each 20 @1.10
Dry flint territorial pelts, lb 10 .11
Tallow, in cakes 4 3
Tallow, in barrels 3% 3
Giease, light 3% 8
Feathers, chieaen ^Adji ^Ya
Feutheis, turney 3%@ 4
Dried ginseng root $email@example.com
Green, for pli.nt ng 1 25
Seneca root, drp, per lb 43 .45
UNCERTAINTY THE FEATURE
BUSINESS AWAITS DEFINITE ASSURANCE
OF GOOD CROPS.
New York, Aug. 6.Bradstreet's of today says:
Business and industrial conditions aie still
irregular and render the general outlook as to
the future difficult to detine. Continued good
reports from the coin crop and absolutely per
fect condition in cotton tend to offset disap
pointing results in the premier cereal, wheat.
Dispatches to Bradstreet's indicate an ap
preciable enlargement in the distribution of
merchandise at -western points, collections show
a slight gain and southern advices, buoyed by
good crop advices, are optinittstic. The iron trade,
too, is showing improvement and even bituminous
coal is looking up. Other basic industries, how
ever, are not so favorably situated.
Anthracite coal nroduction is being curtailed
and demand is slac^ except where as in the case
of the west, stocks need replenishing. Demand
for boots and shoes is less than a year ago,
indicating considerable carried over stocks, but
leather is active and higher, owing partly to
the effect of the meat strike upon the hide
market. A few large strikes are responsible
for considerable idleness in different industries.
Gross ra}lw ay earnings returns indicate a
slight loss from July a year ago. Altogether the
outlook, while cheerful enough in the main, needs
definite assurance of good crops and of settled
The Iron situation has improved to the ex
tent that some very large orders for steel billets
have been placed in the Pittsburg district, this
requiring in turn some heavy purchases, esti
mated at over 200,000 tons of pig iron. This
has strengthened values in that market quite
materially. Good sales of pig iron are also
noted at Chicago, which reports 20,000 tons or
dered, Birmingham reiterates the old story of
steady quotations at $0.50 or better for No. 2
stocks of southern iron, which are reported
I running lower, and the condition may be said
i year in 1902 and 8,831.00 0 i 1901
yearlings from $3.75 to $4.25, good to
choice fat lambs from $5.50 to $5.75, fair I year"agoT"70,*611 Tn'"l902"and '9967714 in* 1901*
lambs from $4.75 to $5.25, cull and stock Fiom July to date the exports of corn aggre-
lambs from $2.50 to $4.25, and stock ewes
from $2 to $2.75.
South St Paul, Minn., Aug. 6 Estimated re
ceipts at Union stockyards today: Cattle, 85
hogs, 575 sheep, 150 cars, 13.
Tha following table shows the receipts from
Jan. 1, 1904, to date, as compared with the
same peilod in 1903
Year. Cattle Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
1904 97,735 233,587 272,307'280,225 12,304
1903 97,163 30,779
Inc 572 121,83 4 67,42 3 136 great losses sustained-. Th yield is about 30
Dec 7,422 ,000,000 pounds, which is 6,000,000 pounds less
The fololwing table shows the receipts thus than last year. For the shortage there are a
far in August, as compared with the same period I number of reasons advanced, the lack of snow
Year. Cattle Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars. Besides these two important reasons for short-
1904 6,260 632 7,633 7,983 409 age, there was also some reason not so evident,
1903 2,563 294 4,313 16,417 250 as clips having the same attention as the pre-
Inc 3,697 338 3,320 159 vions year came in short just the same. Nearly
exports aggregate 6,565,-
gate 2,583,909 bushels against 6 242,093 in 1903,
494,337 in 1902 and 7,224,413 in 1901.
MONTANA CLIP LIGHT
ABOUT 6,000,000 POUNDS UNDER THE TOTAL
OF LAST YEAR.
Sheepmen in Montana have been greatly dis
appointed with tho result of the wool clip as a
total compared with other years sajs the Daily
Drovers' Journal, but it has been as good as could
and, feed last winter being the primary ones.
every wool producer in the state fell short upon
his estimate of his (season's clip, so that added
to the other leaeons was the one that tbe year
was just as bad for the growing wool. TSe price
obtained, however, has been quite satisfactory.
12 BOSTON MINING STOCKS, Aug. 6.Closing
122 prices of yesterday's market. Adventure, %@1
95 Allouez, 8&@8%: Arcadian, 34@100, Arnold, 14
35 asked Atlanta. 8VJ9: Bingham, 25@25% Cal
34 1umet and Hecla, 475@480: Centennial. 23%@24:
Consolidated Mercer, 33@35 Copper Range Con
solidated, 529ig.53i Daly West. 14%ai4-
Dominion C)al, 45%@46%: Dominion Steel. 8
@9, Elm River, 2^@2%, Franklin, 7 bid Gran
by. 2%@3, Guanajuato. 1%@1% Isle Royale,
10%@11 Mass, 3%@3T4: Michigan, 4@4% Old
Colony, 75@90 Old Dominion, 13@13% Osceola,
6364 Parrott 23%@24 Qulucy, 83%@85
Rhode Island, 75@80 Santa Fe. 1%@1% Shan
non Copper Company,
are selling at $5.75 and good eweB around $3.50 trade are. as well cleaned up as many believe
SwiftUnited7%@7%s 4 101% Tamarack. 88@89%- Trinity
& Co., 100%
United States Mining, State
Oil, lO^lgll'/fc Utah, 38%@38%: Victoria, 2%
(33 Winotfa, 7%@7% Wolverine, 77%@78,
THE WOOL SEASON
The wool-buying season in the interior has
practically closed with the cleaning up of the
new wools in Montana and Oregon and the buy
ers for eastern houses have either returned home
or are on their wav home. Of course, all
the wools in the interior have not been contract
ed for and here and there an occasional sale
of a clip to some eastern house will continue to
be reported. But the gieat bulk of the new clip
has passed from tha growers' hands, and, gen
erally speaking, the interior may be said to
have been cleaned up more rapidly and thoroly
than is usual at this time of the year.
The wools have brought higher prices than
have been known for many years, and higher
prices than the growers themselves in many
case3 expected that they -would be able to re
alize at the beginning of the season, says the
American Wool and Cotton Reporter. The sea
son, therefore, has been an unusually profitable
one for the growers, as far as the wool end
of their business is concerned, altho it is begin
ning to be questioned by manv whether they
would not have made more money if they had
to the east,
in view of the advancing tendency of
for the raw ma-
A 't whethe the season to a profitable
one for the merchant remains to be told. Judg
ing from the freedom with which the new wools
have already been taken bv consumers, and the
outlook for the goods market, the merchant may
have a more satisfactory business than he expe
rienced last yar. even if the level of the market
cannot be lifted to the extreme figures at which
some owners are holding their wools. In view
of the strong situation abroad, and the outlook
for a continued hardening tendency in foreign
markets, the consensus of opinion is that the
present level of values is likely to be well sus
tained but whethei it can be raised very mate
rially is another question. A number of the
largest consumers irust be pretty well supplied
with wool by this time, in view of the enormous
purchases made during the past four or five
weeks, but the requirements for the next heavy
weight season, which are even at present engag
ing the consideration of some of the millmen.
may affect the situation in a manner decidedly
favorable to the wool merchant, especially if the
stocks of heavyweights in the hands of the
SOME GOOD WHEAT
BUT FINAL RESULTS ARE VERY
Much Depends Upon the Effect of
Rust in Late Wheat and Early or
Late FrostsA Fair Northwest
Crop Probable with Ordinarily Fair
Conditions from This Time On.
The Commercial West prints the fol
lowing summary by H. "V. Jones: The dif
ficulty of reaching an early conclusion on
the wheat yield In North Dakota is' more
apparent as Investigation proceeds. The
rust is the facto- of uncertainty at the
moment. It has done an extensive work
along the Western Minnesota border and
in southern counties in North Dakota, In
cluding Richland, where some magnificent
fields have been practically ruined. As
an instance, one section near Fairmont,
that promised 35 bushels is so far gone
that 8 to 10 is likely to be the result. Oth
er fields are wholly gone, and still other
fields show but small damage and an oc
casional late piece in the same district has
thus far escaped.
Going north to Fargo, where the wheat
is later the rust is less apparent, but it is
there. One piece two miles north of Far
go is practically gone, while one mile 'west
of it is a piece clean as yet that promises
35 bushels. Around these extremes are
fields that will yield only 10 to 12 bushels,
with some stubble ground that will not be
cut. These facts suggest the difficulties
of estimating this year In the northwest,
the uncertainty of the progress of the
rust as wheat approaches maturity mak
ing it practically useless to venture sug
gestions as to the outcome for ten days
to two weeks. Without the rust in late
wheat and without frost, North Dakota
will yet produce a satisfactory crop, even
from quality standpoint.
Reports are coming here of the progress
of the rust Northern Minnesota. Those
counties have not been included as yet
In the above report from Fargo, or In the
present summary. A drive of several miles
in Big Stone County, western Minnesota,
showed every wheatfield filled with rust,
some badly gone. There was not one ex
ception. Much the same Is true of Trav
erse county and on into Richland county
in North Dakota, and west to the Oakes
The hope is that In Southern Minnesota
much of the wheat was too far along
to be seriously affected by the rust, but
my reports from the southwest part of the
state are quite discouraging. Otter Tail
and Becker counties are complaining also.
South Dakota Is unquestionably damaged
There will be a crop of wheat in the
Northwest, however, but much of it will
be inferior in quality, and the amount of
grade wheat will depend largely on the
result in North Dakota.
There is some very fine wheat in North
Dakota, and some of it will get thru
safely. It is time to stick to fac^s and
not let the imagination magnify possi
bilities into present conditions.
H. V. Jones.
DEMOCRACY AT HARVARD
Distinctions Based on Money and Social
Rank Gradually Being Abolished.
A new ideal is making its way into the
aristocratic circle that have long domi
nated at Harvard. The famous univer
sity has at last recognized that class
spirit and true university life are not con
sistent with distinctions based on money
and social rank. The result Is that the
line drawn between the fashionable quar
ters in Mount Auburn street and the
humbler rooms on the college grounds is
to be set aside, or rather the unpreten
tious dormitories are to be labeled as
most inviting and a new prestige is to be
claimed for them.
The present junior class took the initia
tive by making sentiment outweigh cash
and convenience. They chose rooms sa
cred from association with the names of
Emerson, Thoreau, Phillips Brooks and
others. They arranged them with the
simplicity characteristic of earlier days,
substituted good art for luxurious display
and set an example for those who should
come after them. IIJ order to make their
work more permanent* and to secure tJie
best men rules of allotment have been
made so that seniors are given a prefer
ence over all others In drawing rooms
for Stoughton, Holworthy and Weld halls,
and none but undergraduates are allowed
to occupy a room in the yard. If the pur
pose can be maintained it will do no lit
tle toward lessening caste feeling and
creating in its place that sentiment of
good fellowship and worthy rivalry which
is among the best influences of university
life. It is a question, however, whether
this sentiment will long outweigh incon
WAR NEWS ILLUSTRATED
Interesting Exhibit In American Museum
of Natural History.
New York Sun.
The American Museum of Natural His
tory has just placed on the wall of the
first floor lobby a large colored relief
map, 10 by 18 feet, showing the charac
teristic features of the country in the
far east invaded and occupied by Japan
and Russia, the daily progress, exact po
sition of the two armies and the scenes
of the last battles on land or sea. The
last reported whereabouts of the march
ing columns of both forces and their
naval vessels are realistically shown by
a series of movable colored cards, so
placed as clearly to outline the particu
lar localities where active operations are
The map shows at a glance the main
strategic points, such as Port Arthur,
Vladivostok and their harbor entrances
and the Yalu river region. The topography
of the country Is displayed by the raised
portions, and the map is supplemented by
a printed list of the names of the war
vessels of each nation, showing those
which have been destroyed in engage
The exhibit is designed to prove in
structive, not only to the children, but to
Soo Line to Boston G. A. R.
Official route for North Dakota
special train Aug. 13th.
To Boston, to Boston, for $25.75,
Via the only through car route for
the G. A. R. encampment of 1904.
Dates of sale Aug. 11 to 13 inclusive.
Routes via water for those who de
sire them without additional cost.
Illustrated booklets regarding these
superb routes now ready at the ticket
office, 119 3d st S.
Everyone Is Talking
for the "SOO LIN E" who has taken
one of the popular rail and lake trips
to eastern lake points. Excursions
every Friday during the summer to
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Toledo and return 17.50
Cleveland and return 18.25
Buffalo and return 20.2^5
Get booklets and reservations at the
ticket office, 119 South Third street,
Soo Line to Boston $25.75.
Special train Aug. 13 th.
Carey's Cement Roofing, the only
roofing that grows better with age.
Both phones 376. See W. S. Nott
Special to The Journal.
veniences incident to the occupying of old' banks, the era of low rates for money
buildings in place of new ones having
All the same, the movement is laudable,
and it is possible that the democratic
Eipirit may find numerous other and surer
ways of expressing itself, if there is the
genuine purpose of doing away with caste
and an aristocracy based on wealth.
FIELD, THE GREAT
WALL ST. SCALPER
TRADES IN 86,000
Changes His Opinion Nine Times a
DayMany Prominent Men Absent
from the StreetCrop Prospects
Now the Most Important Considera-
tionMuch Gold Moving Towards
New York, Aug. 6.With the exception!
of two or three, all of the men of very!
wide prominence in the financial world I
are absent from Wall Street. Jacob
Schiff, A. J. Cassatt and James Speyer
are at Bar Harbor. James J. Hill is In
the west. James Stillman, K. H. Harri
man, George F. Baker, Otto Kahn, H. C.
Frick, H. H. Rogers, William H. Vander
bilt, D. G. Reid and H. McK. Twombley
are all in Europe. Judge William H.
Moore and William B. Leeds are at var
ious summer resorts. John W. Gates and
James ,R. Keene are at Saratoga. John
D. Rockefeller is also out of the city.
William Rockefeller, J, P. Morgan and
Norman B. Ream are among the few
prominent financiers who are in New
York. It is doubtful if there has ever
been a time when so many prominent fi
nanciers have been absent from Wall
Street as is the case at present.
This leaves the market pretty much
to "Jakey" Field the greatest scalper Wall
Street has ever known. There are trad
ers who execute more orders, but not a
single trader who scalps the market on
anything like as large as scale as Field.
As a scalper Field is certainly a wonder.
If he had to pay commissions at the regu
lar rate on all of his orders he would
soon be broke. It is said on the floor that
Field changed his opinion on the market
the other day nine different times. He is
said to have traded in 86,000 shares on
both sides of the market, and closed the
day with a net profit of $37. In some re
spects this is probably a record that will
stand unbeaten for many years. Field Is
continually getting in and out of the mar
ket, and it is something of a mystery how
he is able to keep his accounts straight.
Room tradere say that Field never made
a profit of 5 points on a single transac
tion his life. As a rule as soon as h
sees a profit he takes it.
The Crop Uncertainty.
There are reasons why the prospect of
the crops is watched this year with more
solicitude than usual. We cannot be said
to have had anything approaching "hard
times," but there has been a setback in
prosperity compared with preceding years.'
There is a general feeling that a revival
will come with the autumn, if the crop
leturns are liberal, giving direct pros
perity to the farming population, which
has suffered little thus far, and contrib
uting to activity in transportation and
manufacturing Industries. The crops are
by no means out of danger. There may
yet be drought of floods or early frosts.
Should there be no unfavorable turn in
the next two months of harvesting and:
preparing for the harvest, there is every
indication that the crops of 1904 will, aa
a whole, be abundant.
Much Gold Coming.
Advices just received are to the effect
that the gold movement from the Klon
dike will be heavy during the next three
months. A round amount of gold is on
its way here from Australia, and, judging
from the various foreign cables, other
shipments will follow. It is highly prob
able, also, that additional amounts of the
yellow metal will be received from Japan.
Early in September the cotton export
movement of the United States normally
sets in. It is reasonably counted upon
to be active, because of the virtual ex
haustion of stocks in Europe. If the old
world spinners were compelled to buy
so heavily a year ago, even when Amer
ican prices were at extravagant figures,
it is reasonable to suppose that at the
lower level now prevailing there will be
a full movement. Bankers in general cal
culate upon large imports of gold from
Europe in the next three months.
xiyjy^ in "re rcjil unco uiiuiLiia, -^V,
The beginning of the crop movement
will impose a demand for funds upon New
York which will tend to offset the gold
accumulation, but it is extremely doubt
ful if it will be sufficient to affect money Jg
rates to any great extent. International
financial centers are reflecting the effect J$i
of increasing supplies of gold all over the ,|3
world. It has been estimated that the ^-A
production of Australia this year will
reach $110,000,000the greatest on record. 'd
South African production continues to in- 1J|"
crease rapidly, and the output of gold
in North America is now at the high- 5
water mark. Experts expect that the i
American and Canadian output of the
precious metal will this year reach $100,- i||
000,000. In view of the circumstances, it J&
would seem that even if London is a little
anxious to increase its gold holdings in *\|1
would last for some time.
The action of the stock market Tuea
day demorijtrated how absurd it is to
imagine th|t there will be any sustained
upward mlvement in the market until
the outcor#e of the crops is known with
a fair degree of certainty. However ar
dently Wall street may desire a resump
tion of activity and strength in the stock
market, it will serve no earthly good to
ignore the essential facts in the situation.
Any attempt to create a sharp upward
movement in the market will be an ex
ceedingly risky experiment.
S. S. Schroff.
"SOO LINE" Bound Trip
summer tourist rates to the east.
These tickets are good to return until
Oct. 31st, 1904.
Albany and return $38.20
Boston and return 45.90
Buffalo and return 25.90
Montreal and return 33.00
Portland and return 43.50
Toronto and return 25.90
Call at the ticket office and get
some of the new summer booklets.
119 South Third street.
Here is one of the greatest water
powers in the world, and it is being
developed by Minneapolis people. The
Northern Pacific is offering a grand
circuit tour for $27.50, going via Du
luth and the Great Lake Steamers to
Pt. Arthur, thence rail to Interna
tional Falls and Winnipeg, returning
direct to Minneapolis, or the trip can
be made the reverse of this route.
This Is a Trip. Jgj
Somewhere on the shores of th"
Great Lakes is the place which willP
suit you for a summer holiday. WJ
can locate you to your satisfaction.-!
with small expense. Here are a few:
Sault Ste. Marie and return. J13.50T|1
Mackinac Island and return.... 18.5ft
Desbarats and return 14.75*
Sailor's Encampment and return 15.50"*$&
Michlpicoten and return 19.50
We would very much like an oppoiv
tunity to talk the matter over with you'
at our ticket of flee, 119 South Third'
street, Soo Line.
"The Call of the Wild"1
Is a stolen phrase, but nothing as
aptly describes the attractions for the
fisherman and lover of primeval na
ture held out to the faithful by the
newly opened country about Reserve,
Wis. This home of the maskalong*.
and blackbass is easily reached by
the "Soo Line" in a few hours, at a
very low rate. Illustrated literature
describing the fascinating country
now ready for you at the ticket office,
119 3d st S.
Boston $25.75 via Soio Line.*,
Special train Aug. 13th tourist
sleeper $3.50 palace sleeper $7 din
ing car meals 50 cents. \&&S?