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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY,' MAY 9. 1903.
W. EL LKE. President
D. B. FEA.NCIS. Vice Pre-ldent
A. L. 6HAPLKIOH. 3d Vie President
The Merchants-Laclede National Bank
Condmstd Stattment of Condition
Caah and Sight Exehsnse
Louis Payable on Demand
at Fixed Dates..
United States Bonds
Other Bonds. Slock?, etc .
Real Estate -
Surplus and Undivided Profits (Earned)
United States Bond Account
Cltyof St. Louis " "
" United States .....
lrust VjO. s
" Banks and Bankers..
Don't trait until the last day. but hare stock reserved for you now. The
price to-day Is TEN CENTS PER SHARE; par value 11.00. but will advance on
May the 12th to twenty cents. W are where the gold Is In the Thunder Moun
tain District. Idaho. This Is destined to be the greatest Gold Camp In the
World. All orders for stock at the present price, viz, ten cents per share,
must be postmarked not later THAN MAT THE UTH. Write or call for prospec
tus. 100 shares J 10.00 cash, or 2-00 down and J 1.00 per month for 8 months.
E00 shares S 50.00 cash, or $10.00 down and $ 5.00 per month for 8 months.
1,000 shares $100.00 cash, or S2-09 down and $10.00 per month for S months.
Write for prospectus or any other Information.
LIBERTY GOLD MINING CO.,
Suite 301 WAINWRIGHT BUILDING.
The Winner Lead & Zinc Company ?"4z&'t. ass
. : shares caa be had from lead
ing brokers at SC PER SHAKE until mill is completed, when it will advance
to par, 25c per share. Mill is under contract to be running in May. Now is the time
to gain 400 per cent in 30 days in a sure dividend payer.
A few ol the first-class brokers who make a specialty of "WINNER" Stock art-
E. F. IUGAR, 1317 Chemical BMfc T. H. FORRESTER & CO., 1111 Mltsourl Trust Bldg.
FRED H0EFERT, 318 Commercial Bide. U. S. DEVELOPMENT CO., 516 Brantte Bide.
J. BR0WHE B00DE, 1007 Chestnut St.
10 to 75 per cent saved on Mining OH and
Industrial Stocks. Don't buy any .took un
til you hear from us. Write us what you
want. Ull Mo. Trust. T. H. Forrester &
Co.. St. Louis. Mo.
STOCKS AXD BONDS IX BOSTOK.
Boston. May 8. Closing quotations on money,
bonds, stocks and mining; shares to-day were as
Can loans JM per cent; tlms loans B5 per
Atchison 4s -.
... 99 1 Mcx. Central 4 ... 77
Do. pfd. 97
Boston A Albany ..253
Boeton & Maine ..1,5
Boston Elevated ,..144
N. Y.. N. H. . H.195
FItchburx pfd. 140
Union PacTflo 80S
Am. Sugar 126
Do. pfd 129
Am. Tel. ft Tel. ..158
United Frnlt ..
U. S. Steel ...
Dominion l. & s... zjt
Calumet & Recta .
copper Range ..... 65i.
Dominion Coal ....108
Isle Royals 11
Old Dominion IS
Santa Fe Copper
United States ...
Daly West. ....
BUalnsr Stocks In Ittw York.
New York. May 8. Closlnr quotations on rain-
Ins: stocks to-oay were as ronows:
Adams Con. 20 Little Chlet 7
Alice .- 25 Ontario CM
Breece 25 Ojhlr 160
Brunswick Con. .... 4 'Phoenix 8
Comstock Tunnel .. 6 tPotosi ,,, 29
Con. Cal & Va. ....120 Savage 19
Horn Silver 110 tSlerra Nevada .... 92
Iron Silver 125 Small Hopes So
L-advllle Con 1 Standard .275
Asked. tAsssisment paid.
Hew Torlc Curb Stocks.
Reported by Q. H. Walker & Co.. No. SIS North
Close. Sid. Ask.
American Tin Can com.
Bay State Gas
British Columbia Copper u
Consolidated Refrigerating and Ltg. Co 4
Electric Boat com 25
Do. pfd 35
Electric Vehicle com UV4
Do. pfd 15
Oreen Consolidated Copper. 22
Northern Securities 98
iew jtmEirraam uib, ist os,j. a j.,iyu.ius
N. T. Elec. Veh. Trans...
utis Elevator com
Royal Baking Powder pfd.
Seaboard Air Line com
Standard Oil of N. J
Tklegraph, Telephone and Cable
Bt Louis Transit Co. com
United Street Rys. of St, Louis pro..
V. 8. of Mexico SB
White Knob Copper.
. 77 7S
Chlcaera Stock llsrket.
Reported by O. H. Walker Co.. No.
North Fourth street.
National Carbon com
Diamond Match of Illinois..
National Biscuit Co. com....
Amsrfcan Tin Can com
Itspertsd by Whltaker ft Co.. exehanra brok
es. SCO Korth Fourth street.
New Tork .100 pram
Clnclnnstl 10c dls
Loulirllle 10c dls
Nsir Orleans 10c dls
Wall Street Gossip.
Xaportad by the Commercial Advertiser throcEh
TrsneU. Bra. ft Co., No. 214 North Fourth street.
New Tork. May s. Forelm-Mornlnr, market' In
London was rather better, owing to the success
the Transvaal loan. Americans were fairly
firm. Majority ot adrsnoss. however, were very
auanv oniy aoi
only about 10.000 shares belna traded In.
Rack Island The principal MlUna of Rock
Island was by Boar ft Hubbard, who disposed of
Q.000 shares. SL Louis and Ban Francisco sold
off ed an attemnt to take oroflts on a linn a.r
a on ins up mat uie aeai wouia o laroueri
-mil. In connection with the latter noui.
official came out. A formal announcement
rthe msfter and terms of tha deal will be madi.
In a day or two. In the meantime the various
reports 'ox erms" are oasea on rumor.
United States flhlpbnlldlnr Three hundred
shares of the common were sold to-day at 2, the
first sale of these securities en the Stock Ex
ehsnee. They were first dealt In on the curb
About SE9.000 of the s-per-cent bonds were sold at
n to s.
Southern Pacific There was some selilne; by
room traders on the dlsappolntina statement of
the Southern Padflc for March. The cross carn-lns-
Increased S3CI.C1S. but the net decreased
lTil.864. In the atternoon the shorts boucht
hack the stock sold earlier In the day and the
pries rallied fractionally.
Asoerlosc OraasTwlne The sharp decline In
-AssoHcan Grass Twine to the lowest price on
asaard m do to the sale et a few scatterlas
GEO. E. UOPPMAN, Cashier.
K. T. STUKOEON. Ast. Chier.
D. A. PHILLIPS. 2d Asst. Casht-r.
at Clest of Buslnm April 9, 1903.
.. S.033.WS.02 10.S13.K3.S3
lots by holders who were disappointed bv the
audit company's report on the company's books,
rtfurtnr to' make a detailed report, owlns; to the
company's bookkeeping methods and a failure
to keep a full Inventory. A new 55 stem ot book
keeping was recommended.
A. C P. The strength In A. C. P. In the aft
ernoon was due to further purchases by H. A.
Harrison & Co., followed by the room traders.
who have been bullish on the stock for pome
days. It was said that the Harrison buying was
for Mr. H. H. RorcrKs personal account.
JCevr York Stock Quotations.
St Loulr, May 8. The following shows the
cpenlng. hlshest. lowest and closing; Quotations
en the New Tork Stock Exchanae to-day. cor
rected dally for The Republic by D. R. .Francis.
Bro. ft Co.. bonds and stocks. No. 214 North
Stocks. Sales.OBen.HIrh.T.nwr!inA v..
AmaL Copper .... 43,230 66 6;lt 655. 671i 65'i
Am. Cotton Oil
B. & 6
B. IL T.
Central of N. J..
C. ft o.
C ft A
Chi. Gt. West....
C., M. & St. P...
C. N. W
Chicago Term ....
c.. c. a & st. l.
H! 26VJ 25i 26'i
400 93 ' 93U 93
J.S00 50 50 tU
Qftn i.t- t.e ..ci . .-..
23,000 80L 80H 79i SOU (0
400 97S 9i 97H 971 97H
7.200 92, 92 Slt 924 92
C.300 66i toi C55i 66 66
2.600 132 132 132 132 !32i
400 4(U 45 44U 45 4li
400 SOf, SOS 30 30 S
4 69 69V, C9 CT 70
1.390 22J 23 22 23 22
9,600 I6II4 162 161 161 161T
:::::: :::: :::: :::: "I:1??3
Colo. Fuel & Iron 200 62Ji
C2S 61 62 63
Da. M -
Con. Gas 150 209
Con. Tob. pfd 100 115
Com Prod wo 33
Do. pfd 1.77J3 si
DeL ft Hudson... 2.200 177 179 177
D., L. & W
200 86J1 KS 87
E.100 35 35 25 35 35
4.100 58 5S 67i 68 58
800 193 193 183 19J4i 1S3U
900 138 1MU 137 138 13S
400 SO SO 60 SO MS
V. ft R. G
Hock. Valley ....
Illinois Central ..
Iowa Central ....
K. C, P. 8. ft M.
K. C Southern...
L. ft N
Manhattan Con ..
Met. Securities ..
Mexican Cent ....
M. St, P. S. S. M.
M. ft St L
M., K. 4 T
. 2.2M 115 lit 117 IIS
. 4,500 HI 112 141 112
500 10 . tnn
. 4,200 26 28 26' 27 -
. 100 68 CSiJ 69
'. "'600 56 26 26" 26 20
. 000 37 67 56 57 57
. 13.909 HI 112 111 HI 111
'"200 20 SO M 20 '"
. 200 166 16CJ 163 166 165
. 2.000 131 13lS 130131 131
Missouri Pacific .
National Lead ..
N. T. Air Brake.
N. T. Central ...
N. T., C. St
N. T.. O. ft W...
-':n 1::: " ;? ... w
. UW 29 3 29
S 29 29
1 71 TITi
Norfolk ft West.. 400 72 72
North Am. Co.... COO 99 99
Fac. Coast Co
Pennsylvania 23.&W 131 lli: !0 131
Peo. Gas of Chi.. 00 104 1M 304 301
P.. C C. ft St. L. ....
Pressed Steel . Car. 1(H MM. ... .. m
Readlne; 31,230 C6 MJi 55 K 55
Do. 2d ........... COO tl" 71 71 71 Toil
Rep. Steel ft Iron. " it,"
i. 2d.... 78 78 ?s:
St. L. ft S. P....
Et L. & 8. W...
South. Railway .
Tenn. C. ft I...
Texas Pacific ...
T-. St L. ft W..
Union Baa; ft P..
Ur.Ion Pacific ..
V. S. leather....
TJ. R. Realty ....
X3. 8. Steel
Va. Caro. Ch
W. ftU E
Western Union .
Wis. Central ...
3.500 45 4M! iT iT
400 77 77 rcH 'iS r?"
TS 79 SO
70 70 71
SS H'- MT- r'"i K 53
2.200 64 64 C3 64 I4
700 S3 33V4 SCX 24
200 2C 26 20U
S.900 90 SO 93 SO 90V
S 11 HZ 1SI" "
.5 2f? '-" H ,5S SM
2.700 51 11 ifta: .,m .,r
6.100 35 85 25 .";.-.ti ii-J
'28 5i S4"ri Si '"?
S00 C3 635i MlJ
'i'JOO 47S 47 47 47
"SOO 47 47 47 47 47i
Total sales, SS2.C00.
Prime sterling, cables 4.8134.83- checks
4.880694.8n6: CO dsys 4.85. . enecKS
Commercial sterling, checks 4.87H(S4.87K: 00
davs 4.844ie.J4: 90 days 4.t3Se4.S37
Grain bills 4.S5&4.S5: cotton bllln thvt.
Bankers'. Parle, cables 5.15a5.1ta.15 l-ic
t'VSy'ir "5hO5.u i-n: eTdayl s.istia
commercial French .francs, checks t.18; CO
Commercial Swiss francs, checks S.16; CO days
Commercial Belgian francs, checks SJ7: 60
Bankers relchsmarks, cables 837-lt: checks
J3 5-1C093; 60 days 9112-16.
9?rn.r2';lrS!a,.r1cfi,m-,rka checks S5 3-U; todays
4 11-16S94: SO days 94-7-18. "
l-Kams fiutch BnUders. checks 4 5-11; eo days
Conunercjal Dutch rullders. checks 40 8-lf40;
CO days S9 15-1C2J40.
Local Slooey Market.
. Transsetlons at the banks were large, and
there was a good demand for call and time loans
with discount rates steady at 8 to C per cent-
Testerdmy'a Bank Clearings.
Testerdaj's clearing-house statement, showed
clearings 89,157.968 and balances tl.W2.U0.
Wsahlngton. May S. Available cash balance
S223.124.78l: gold 81lib.122.987.
New Terk, liar S.-Bar stiver MVW
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET
CONTINUED TO DECLINE.
REACTION IN ROCK ISLAND
Weakness Due to Failure of Cou-
firniation and Disappointment
New York, Hay S.-Tho stock market con
tinued the decline vrhlch developed yester
day, anil which, with special explanation
was beyond the disposition of tho profes
sional traders to sell stocks. Tho sharp rally
nt the close In rome stocks indicated that
tho scllinir had heen partly for chort ac
count. Another professional party, when they
perceived that the shorts were attemptlnr;
lo cover, endeavored to mark, up prions
upon them. This seemed to bo tho motive
for the rapid .advance of ZK in Nalloml
llnilroad of .Mexico m-o'eried, which wa
without other explanation.
Amalgamated Cupper and United States
Rubber stocks moved upward at the last,
and there was a bUdden recovery In Delu
ware and Hudson.
WEAKNESS IN FRISCO.
The late hardening in the market brought
some prices slightly above last night, anil
reduced the net changes in all cases to
small proportions. The heavy tone of the
market In tho early part of the day was
partly due to the sympathetic effect of the
relapse of 2 In St. Umls and San Fitn
clsco and the weakness ot Hock Island In
the face of reiterated assertions that tho
amalgamation of the companies had been
The weakness of the stocks might be va
riously attributed to the failure of tho ex
pected official announcement of the deal, to
disappointment over Its alleged terms, to
prollt-taking on the completion of tho deal
or to surviving doubt whether the project
would be completed at all. The Wall street
public has been much bewildered over the
successive developments In this matter.
borne of the independent Iron and steel
stocks were weak, supposably on the soft
tcno In the pig-iron market. American
Grass iwlnc was offered down from 15, yes
terday s nrlCP. Ifl 19 l.r.f-. ftr..tlt.n- ..,!,--
chaser, owing to the reports cf the confused
state of the company's accounts.
Denver Southwestern preferred sold at 10.
This stock has nevor been dealt In actively
and recent sales of small lots have been
mado at to-day's price, but the last pre
vious sale of a full-share lot on the Stock
Exchange, which is the basis of the ofllcial
quotation, was at CO.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STRONG.
c31'Sr'7,"a3 also a Ralc of United States
Shipbuilding at 2. whereas the recent quo
tations have ruled at 2 bid and 10 asked.
The indication In these violent declines
amonc dormant stocks ot the unmarketable
condition of somu of the securities In the
market had a bad effect upon sentiment.
There was somo ground for supposing that
the transactions were forced for this pur
pose. Tne foreign exchange market continued
very strong, owing to the continued demand
for money In London In connection with the
Transvaal-loan subscription, and it is be
lieved that some gold may go from here
to London direct next week. The move
ment 'of cash In favor of New York on
balance during the week seems to have been
nearly S3.OW.000. which is rather less than
the recent average, as was Indicated by the
weakness of New York exchange during th
week at some of the Interior points. The
large remittances nhroad are believed to
foreshadow nnother large loan Increase by
the banks. It Is possible that some syndi
cate transactions may also figure In tills
The market closed firm at the rally, but
very dull. Bonds were irregular. Total sales
par value. J1.4M.000. United States coupon
declined s on the last call.
BOXD SALES AT NEW YOItK.
New York. May. 8. Bond sales were made to
day as follows:
col tr 4s ....103
Atch gen 49.100
Do adj 49 sta
Atl Coast 1.
1st con 4s ...
B ft O 3s.. 94
Do 4s .M2S101
Do P L a ft
W V 4s 95
B C R ft N
con 5s 120
Cent Ga con
Do 2J In ... 37
C P ret m 1st
gold b S3
C & O 4s .
Do 5s 116
C ft A 3s.
C B ft Q 1nt
Do Neb ext
25.000 Manhat 4s .
20,000 Mex Cent Inn
rol tr 414s .
6.000 Met St R It
ref 4s . . S3
56.000 ilex '.Vnt 1st
23.000 M K . f 1.
S.MV) D ext 5 .1C2
2.0C0 M 1 coil tr
r-s 1917 107
8.00O :o goll r r
1.000 N C ,'i S; I.
157.000 Natl H ot
Mcx lrt un
10.000 Do pr lien
7.000 N Y C ft H
5.000 N V O ft W
5.000 NorT&'w', 99
19.0 Do Poca 4 . 94
000 N P pr lien
4s R 103
1.000 Do term 6s .116
35,000 Ore S L Is ft
5.000 11 conv 35.96
26.000 Readg gen is
29.000 St L I M 4s
43.000 St L ft S p
ref 4s ..S7J?R7
2,000 St L S W 1st 93
8.O0O St P M ft M
20.000 San Ant ft A
P 4s 80
11.000 S P 4s col tr
, 50lab ..9054S90
5.0O3 So Ry 5s ...116
6,000 Su R R M ft
. i? co1 tr s 94Ta
1.000 Term As of
St I. 4s ...HI
3.000 T ft 1" i,t
gold 5s 118
2.000 T ft P E dlv
1st Cs 102
43.000 U P 4s
150.000 Do conv S .
43.000 Unl R of s'i?MT4
66.000 V S Shlpbdg
. . 1st m Cs .50849
5.000 Wab 1st 115"
21.000 Do deb series
Chi Gas ft C
1st rtd 5s ..1CS
C I ft L ref
C M ft St P
S W dlv 6S.
C R I ft I'
R R 4s .81984
Do gen 4s ..105
Chi Term ft
T 4s ..S1'SS4
C C C ft St
L gen 4s ..'..100
C F ft I cv
deh 6s .84383
CDlo Mid 1st
Colo So 4s ..
Con Tob 4 ..
D ft R G con
Do 49 107
Hrle gen Hen
Ft W ft D C
Hoc Val 48.1071.;
lnt Paper 6..106
la Cent 1st
K C Ft S ft
M ref 4s
K C So 3s .. C9
L ft N col tr
Do gen mort.116
The total sales of bonds to-day were 11.430,000.
New York Curb Market.
New York, May 8. The curb market was less
active than yesterday. Quito a large number
of stocks was traded In, but the bulk of the busi
ness was furnished by two or three Issues. At
the opening prices showed some Irregularity, but
after the first hour the market developed a
steadier tone. Total trades were estimated ot
20,000 shares. Northern Securities was firm nt
tho opening, selling at 99. Later It broke to 98,
and then went to 9S. with trades of 3.5M shares.
American Can prelerrcd sold at 43845 for
2.000 shares, and 600 share ot the common sold
at 7. Greene Copper sold at 23 for 100 shares.
New Orleans Rnllway common at 15 for 300
shares and two bonds ot 81. Ten Brooklyn R.
T. bonds sold at 83. ten Malting bonds at 101
and seven United States Shipbuilding bonds at
49B49. United States steel lwnds sold at 84
for 45. One International silver bond sold nt
99. St Louis Transit at 26 for 100 shares.
Tennessee Copper at 2S?i for 100 shares and Sea
board common at 26 for 100 shorta
New York. May 7. Government bonds Irreg
ular. United States refunding Js, res 106
United States refunding 2s. coup 103
United States 3s. reg, 107
United States 3s. coupon 107U.
United States new 4. reg 133
United States new 4s, coup 1351:
United States old 4s. reg nm?
United States old 4s, coup HOi
United States 6s. reg 102
United States 5s, coup 102
Xcvr York Money Market.
.New Yorlt. May 8. Money on call easy at 248
2. closing offered 2. Time money weak: 60
days 3S3,: 90 days SJ3"4: 6 months .48J4','.
Prime mercantile paper 4(?3U. Sterling ex
change strong at 4.S894.SS10 for demand and at
4.S4S5'Sr4.S495 for 60 days: posted rates 4.SM and
4.SS5; commercial, bills 4S454.S1. Mexican dol
lars .42; Railroad bonds Irregular.
The Metal SInrketa.
New York. May 8. Spot tin in London was
unchanged at fi;s 15s. while futures were ts
lower at 136 10s. Locally tin was aulet at 3)r
20.12c Copper advanced 2s Cd for spot In Lon
don, that position closing nt 62 7s 6d. 'Futures
also advanced 2s 6d. closing at G2 5a. New York
copper was quiet and nominal. Lake, olectro
Irtlo. and casting are ouottd at H.!itfll.7i.-.
Lead, declining Is 3d to 11 ISs 9d at London,
was aulet and unchanged In New York at J4.37V
Spelter was unchanged locally at 5.75c and la
London at 21 15. Iron c,ored 3d higher nt tes
In Glasgow and at 46 d In Mlddlesboro. In
New York Iron was quiet with values more nr
less nominal. No. 1 foundry Northern la quoted
at sa.73322.15:.No. 2 foundry Northern Is quoted
at Jrt.OoaM.bO: No. 1 foundry Southern and No.
1 foundry soft at I21S21.50. Vt arrants " are nom-
New York. Mar S- Sugar-Raw nominal: re
fined unsettled: No. 6 4.40c: No. 7, 4.25c ; No. 8
4.30c: No. .9 4.25c; No. 19 4.20c: No. "ll 4.15c; No.
12 4.10c: No. 4.0.x:: No. 1 1 4c: confectioners' A
4.6J0: mould A 5.tiCc; cutloaf 5.10c; crushed 5.43c:
powdered 4.90c: granulated 4.S0c: cubes s.03c
New Orleans. -La.. May S.-Sugar dull; open
kettle 2SM7-iCc; open kettle centrifugal 39
Sc: centrifugal whites 4c: yellows 35484c;
1WC Dried Frulta.
New York. May 8. The market for evaporated
apples laflrm. with prime fruit a shade higher,
though grades below that continued quiet nnd
relatively easier. Common are quoted at 30
jc: prime at 6ffjc: choice nt 6S6c and
fancy at 6870. Spot prunes firm at quota
tions ranting from so to 4o for all gradss.
Apricots sre qulst and prices are firmly held at
-H8'4c for choice and 9S10c for fRncy.
Peaches are quiet and unchanged at 7S8c for
choice and J0c for fancy.
WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT.
St. Louis Clearings Show Decrease
of 6.1 Per Cent.
New York. May S. Tho following table,
compiled by Bradstrcct. shows the bank
clearings at the principal cities for the
week ended Friday with tho percentage
of increase and decrease as compared with
the corresponding week last year:
Salt Lake City
Wheeling, W. Va
Fargo. N. D
Greensburg. Pa ,
Sioux Falls. S. D
Charleston. P. C.....'.
Inc. Dee. I
. . . . 2v, IS 3, 5iJ
13.3 ' ....
Totals, U. S J2,Sli.253.707
Outside New Tori.. -j:,102,::6
Montreal 8 25.S22.K9
Vancouver. 11. C ... 1.2S6.022
St. John. N. n MI.SKS
Victoria. B. C 131.672
Totals. Canada 8 57.412.037 4.3
Balances paid In cash. (Not Included In to
tals because containing other Items than clear
ings. JNot included In totals because of no
comparison fcr last year.
MAY AFFECT GRAIN MARKET.
Millions of Bushels of Cereals
Awaiting Shipment on Shore.
Montreal. May 8. The grain situation here Is
becoming alarming as the rosult of the long
fchoremen's strike. There are millions of bu.
of grain now in barges, .'alongside the various
ocean vessels waiting tp.bo transferred and mil
lions more are on the way from the West rfor
ocean shipment .
The Roard of Trade has asked the Mayor to
demand from tho district officer commanding
that he shall bring into the city all the country
mlltla corps, since Sir William Muloch. head of
the Dominion Labor Department announced that
night that the Dominion Government would not
send any more regulars.
New York. May 8. Eggs Receipts to-day 8,088
cases. The weather was cool and with strong
reports from the West and Southwest In con
nection with unexpected light receipts, of which
about one-half went directly Into warehouse, the
market opened strong and buoyant with sales
of Western, Northern Indiana and Kansas flrets
at 17c nnd Kentucky at 16c. Quotations are
rearranged to meet the general business on fair
to line goods, and It was somewhat noticeable
that the figures adopted by the trade were the
same on firsts and on storage packed, which led
to the conclusion of less goods going Into store
at prices they could now be sold lor and as
suring a more plentiful current supply of the
quality wanted. Dirties nnd checks were In
good demand. Duck eggs dull. Quotations at
mark Western, storage packed, 17c; Central
Western graded, 17c: Western regular packing,
line. 16&17c; do. good 16c; Kentucky and Ten
nessee tirsts 16ttl6c; do. good to fine 15J
16c: Western and Southwestern choice 15c; do.
fair 15c; fresh-gathered dirties 13&14c; checks
Philadelphia, Pa., May 8. Eggs firm; good de
mand: fresh near-by ltc at the mark: Western
16W&17c; Southwestern 16c; Southern 13B13c.
Kansas Cltj-, Mo., May S. Eggs steady:. fresh
Missouri and Kansas atock 12c doz., cases re
turned; new No. 2 whltewood cases Included. 18c.
Chicago, 111., May 8. Eggs nrra at mark, cases
New York. May S. Live Poultry One car of
Southwestern was handled this morning, being
small fowls they went Into consumptive chan
nels at 13c, but Jobbers are carrying nearly 10
cars heavy fowls unsold that will have to go
over to next week. Turkeys slow with thin toms
not exceeding loc. Roosters and geese Blow.
Pigeons steady. Quotations unchanged. Dressed
Poultry Receipts to-day 216 pkgs. The market
was bare of fresh killed fowls at the opening.
Tho feeling was firm. Shopkeepers did not ob
ject to 14c on handy smull fowls for small
lots. Heavy fowls were also scarce and sold
up to lie per lb. Old roosters steady. Fresh
killed turkei's worked out at unchanged prices.
Squnbs worked out at unchanged prices. As re
gards frozen poultry, the demand was limited,
but there was little desirable stock of any de
scription to offer. A sale of 5 cars of mixed
Southwestern turkeys reported at 17c. Quoia
London. May 8. Tho offerings at the wool suc
tion sales to-day numbered 11,234 tales. Tnero
was a good demand for merinos and cross-bied-f
nnd half-breds. and New South Wales greasy
were In fair request. Capo of Good Hope and
Natal sold well, medium to line crocs-breds ad
vancing 15 per cent and coarse grades 10 per
cent. American buyers secured several parcels
of superior merinos and fine cross-breds. Follow
ing arc the salei In aetall: New South Wales
4.403 bales: scouied 8dti2s: greasy 5dais ld.
Queensland 7C0 bales; scoured Is 2dvls lid: greasy
110J. Victoria l.iWO bales; scoureu Is MSls lid;
greasy Cdfflu 2d. South Australia 400 bales:
-rcasy S';rild. West Australia 200 bales: greasy
7dls Hid. Tasmania 3ll bales; greasv 6d!fls.
New Zealand 6.700 bales: scoured calls "h'U
creasy 13 Id. Capo ot Oocd Hope and Natal 603
balc3: scoured 9d81a 6d: greasy 6lCd.
iloston. Mas . May 8. The Commercial Bulle
tin will say of the wool market In to-morrow's
Issue: The advance of 5 to 10 'per cent in prices
at the London auction sales has caused a little
better feeling here In Boston, and started active
rporatltns In tho new clll In the West at prices
30 per cent oer last years, nnd which means
' loss of 3c to 2c. on to-day's Boston market.
Business here is more general, but the demand
has been mostly for low. cheap stock and prices
show no Improvement from last week. With
much mill machinery Idle, local wool dealers do
not consider tho rrospecto every bright, yet they
re all operating In the west at stiff prices.
The shipments of wool from Boston to date from
Dec. SI. 1202. are 87,237.372 lbs., against 88,933,518
lbs. the same date last year. .The receipts to
date are 71.214.878 lbs., against S3.4S0.937 lbs. for
the same period last year.
Rotter and Cheese.
Philadelphia. Ta., May 8.-Butter steady: fair
aems.no; cxxr csinii t."iKj .vtc; nenr-oy
prints 23c Cheese quiet, but firm; old New
York full creams, choice small 1415c; fair
to good H814Vtc: cliclce large nc; jalr to good
34$.ilc; new New orl: full creams, best here,
124-.C ; fair to good 1212c.
Chicago, 111.. May 8. On the Produce Exchange
to-day the butter market was nrm; creameries
1621c; dairies 14lSc. Cheese nrm at 13jji3c.
New York, May 8. Coffee Spot quiet The
Tnnrirr fm fArrA futures oDenea miit a un
changed prices, but became more active after
the call, owing to the weakness of the French '
maract, wnicn cioseu ac "an tne somewhat I
lnrrf. Inferior receipts. Closing dull nt n nt
decline of 6310 points, bales were reported of
26.VO bags. Including May at 3.80c: June at
3.8ic: Aug.4.05a4.lsc; Sept 4.20c: Nov. 4.30
4.33c; Dec. 4.65c
New York. May S. While conditions In dry
goods show improvement, prices are paid with re
luctance and buyers are purchasing conservative
ly. The market Is In unusually nrm condition
and manufacturers can see no warrant In weak
ening under the present upward course of the
raw material market Improved weather condi
tions are likely to cjust a chang. ia the retail
house throughout the country.
TRANSIT AGAIN LOWER
UNDER MODERATE SELLING.
UNITED RAILWAYS, PRE
FERRED IS STEADY.
Missouri Trust Advances and Oth
er Issues Are Generally
St. Louis Transit was ajaln on the down
turn In tho market for local securities.
There was little evidence of inside Bupport,
and most' of the orders held by brokers
were on tha selling; side. Tho opening was
at S.!G.624 and llnni tiades were at K6.W, a
net loss of DOo a. share at the morntni; ses
sion. United Railways, preteneJ. was 11
fraction higher at s;s.62ii. The 4-pjr-cen:
bonds opened at SSj.12',4 and easu off to
s3. .Mlsfuuu Trust was the active feature
of tho Uinkiutr list with a lange upward
from Jirs to J12S.37--S. Co.onlal Trust, ut J19S
nnd Cennanla at S--i- weie steady.
The lirst s.ile ot Lincoln buiutiiig Cs nt
1110 was iccordcd.
At the afternoon session Interest was
rather light and scattered. Transit con
tinued on the down turn until near the
close, when there was a slight rally from
yX.3iH to J2C.&0. United Railways, preferred,
lost Its gain ot the forenoon and settled
back to J7S.50.
Mlosourl Trust advanced to J12S.23, and
other Issues were about steady.
,.... 26.50 S28.C2U
.... 78.60 78.75
.... 85.00 i.12
.... 203.00 304.75
.... 211.50 242.UI
.... 39s.W 2S9.0I
.... 123.25 l2l.Ai
.... 38.v) iO.OI
.... 375.5) C.3..V)
.... 115.75 33J.0O
1.... 56.5V 58.50
.... 24.50 21. .5
.... 94.0U 3.0
.... liU.50 101.10
.... 58.75 ....
.... 64.50 65.00
St. Louis Transit
United Railways prd
Commonwealth Trust, old
bt. Louis Union Trust
Title Guaranty Trust
National BanK of Commerce..
Kust St. Louis nnd Suburban
Mo.-Edlson Electric I Co. pfd...
St. Louis Brenery 6s, large..
Imperial Brewing Co. 6s
National Candy Co. 2d pfd..
Lincoln Kulldlng Co 6s
Seantlc Gold M. M. Co....,
Chicago Railway Equipment..
Central Coal and Coke
300 st Louis Transit at ,
130 Do. at
:n United Railways pfd. at.
I.Ol'J United Railways 4s at...
4,000 Do. at
96 Missouri Trust at
20 Do. at
10 Do. at
23 Colonl.il Trust at
41 Germanla Trust at ,
10 Mercantile Trust at....,
2.000 Lincoln Building 6s at..,
St Louis Tianslt
United Railways 4s
National Bank of Commerce....
Mo.-lll-on El. Light Co. com..
Imperial Brewing o
St. Iouls Brewery Cs, larse
St. Louis Brewery G-t sma.l
Nntlonal Candy Co. com
American Cold Mining Co
Central Coal and Coke
Small Hopes Mining
..826.51) 8 2 75
sc. joe x.eaa
100 St. Louis Transit at
45 Do. at
00 United Hallways pfd. at
1,0") United Railways 4s at
60 Missouri Trust at
50 Missourl-Kdison com. at ,
l.Ouo Brewery 6s nt
6 National Candy 2d pfd. at ,
35 Central Coal and Coke com. at..
Native Ran Llsrht Ileef Cattle Ensy
Sheep Close Steady.
NATIVE CATTLE Beef Steers The arrivals
of native cattle were light and about the same
as offered a week ago. The proportion of beet
fleers was also smaller than last Friday, theic
being only two loads available that sold nt si. 60
SUM. A piece of a load ot 1.125-lb. Polied-Ansus
steers were Included In tho supply that j.hoved
rholce quality and sold to feeder buers at
The supply on offer was hardly sufficient to
furnish a basis for quotations. However, the
few sales wero thought fully as good. If not a
shade better, than those of Thursday.
A moderate supply of beef steers have teen
available during the wevk, and the quality has
averaged genernlly 'medium to good, with only
a small proportion of choice to fancy kinds, and
only a fair amount of the lighter weight, com
moner and half-fat classes. Sales Include 1.3C03
1,600 lbs. nt J1.50S5.35, 1,20081,290 lbs. at 84.50s?
6.05, l.OOOtt 1.190 lbs. at 14.2585.25 and under 1.000
lbr. at 3335.25. All weights have sold as high
ns S3 or better, but the proportion of steers sell
ing above 85 has been comparatively small.
The export demand has been rather light this
week, and not as many outsiders as formerly
were In attendance, which has left the big ena
of the supply to local buyers. As other markets
reported liberal receipts and lower values the
first of tho week, buyers took advantage of, the
occasion, securing a decline of around 20c the
first two days. However, local buyers had a good
many orders later, nnd as the supply ran some
what lighter, the tone of the market improved
considerably, and the movement was very goo.l
nnd the decline partially regained, making values
around 10c lower than last Friday.
There was somo difference of opinion regarding
the class of weight showing the most decline,
with opinions very uneven. However, as a rule
It was conceded that the loss was pretty gen
eral on all grades.
Following Is a list of quotations based upon
sales during the week:
SHIPPING AND EXPORT STEERS.
Best native beet steers, strictly
fancy, l.COJSlOO lbs 85.2505,75
Choice export steers, 1,30091.600 lbs.... 5.00if5.25
Good shipping and export steers, 1.3C0
(fl.600 lbs 4.60S5.00
Fair to medium shipping steers, 1,3000
1,450 lbs 4.1334.50
DRESSED BEEF AND BUTCHER STEERS.
Steers, 1,20001,290 lbs., rough to best.... 4.riS.27
Steers, 1,00031,190 lbs 4.Q0&5.00
Steers, less tnan 1.000 lbs S.50;t5.00
Butcher Cattle There was very little offered In
the butcher department and the Quality was gen
erally plain. Buyers had about filled un earlier
In the week and consequently only a few were
buying, which gave the market rather a quiet
tone, but as supplies were light conditions wero
pretty evenly balanced and steady prices pre
vailed. Canners were slow, but steady. Bulls
moved fairly well at Thursday's prices, while
veals calves suffered another decline of around
A moderate supply of butcher cattle were
offered during the week nnd were generallv a
medium class of cows and heifers. Only a 'few
good cows and choicer grades of heifers have
been Included. Sales for the week generally
show a decline of 105715c on pretty good kinds
of heifers down to the Doorer classes and the
general run of cows. Strictly choice dry lot
hellers are not quotoblv changed. Canners are
about steady. The worst feature belnc the slack
demand and slow sale. Good heavy bulls are 10
015c lower, with less decline on others.
The -eal market has not been en a very
good basis this week: supplies have been rather
large and as the demand has been light values
with last Friday show a loss of around 31.25.
Sales of butcher cattle during the week were
based on the following quotations:
COW3 AND HEIFERS.
Fancy corn-fed helfere, 7000775 Its.. .
Fancy corn-fed helrers, 1031.100 lbs....,
Good to choice heifers
Best corn-fed heavy cows....,....'
Good fat medium-weight cows..'.
Medium fat cows
Fair to medium' canners
Commcn and shelly cows
Choice corn-fed bulls
Good fat bulls
Good-qualltled thin dehorned
VEA1J5 AVH Tinnvptr-a
Choice veals. 10U8130 lbs ;
Henvy fat veals
Thin heretics "'
Gcod to choice feeders. 1.000B1.600 lbs ..'4.25414.75
Medium to good feeders, 800571.000 lbs.. .S534.2.
fair to medium feeders, 70(VSWo lbs.... 3.7574 ni
Ccod-qualltied stickers. 6.10R7M lbs ' 4 2584 7.1
Falr-qualitled steers, COOS7750 lbs
Common steers ,
Good to choice 6tock heifers
Medium stock heifers
Common stock heifers
Good quality steer calves ,
' esnj iicsi taiicxxi.n A Ijll 4 00
Dehorned and unbranded ttbekeni and feed
ers alwov. cell a f-i.-t on better than otnere
celpts were fair and amounted to 53 cars con
taining 1.612 head against 113 cars aS 3314
head last Friday, and 13 cars, bracing 645
head two weeks ago. '
The entire supply were grassers and generally
wore a common and light lot of offerings. The
principal portion of tho arrivals were steers and
she stuff about equally divided. There was ono
load of bulls and two cars ot calves.
Values for the day on the better grades of
steers wero considered fully steady while the
lightweight grassers and cows and heifer stuff
showed a decline of about 10c with Thursday.
hold the market with the weak demand that
prevailed. Bulls wero not changed and calves
sold as well as tho last few days. ""'"
For tho five days so far this week the receipts
have been of more liberal proportions than have
been received since the nve days ot the week of
Fob. 14. when 43S cars were recorded. Tho
five day's total this week was 407 cars, against
23S cars last week, and 201 for the period two
During the week quarantine steers sold at
8304.80. mostly at S3.808?4.45, best grassers at
84.30, and best-fed steers sold at 84.80: cows
sold nt 513583.60: heifers at 83.1083.75; bulls'at
32423.70: mixed cattle at 8383.60 .and calves at
SHEEP-The first four days this week the re
ceipt of sheep were fair, and not only Included
a imtisr aood resrtstsutlcs of native sheep and
lambs, but also several cars of Western and Mex
ican lambs 'and Texa cheep. More Texas sheep
were on sale this ueek than any week this a
son. The market the lirst three days as active
and prices advanced nearly 50c on all decent
stock, but on Thursday, with a liberal number
on sale, there was a decline of fully 25c How
ever, the demand was good and all good mutton
stock found ready sale. Half-tat rheep did not
sell so rapidly as the better grades. Stockers
hhowed no material change, the supply remain
ing email. To-day the receipts were liberal, the
majority of which v,ere Texans. The maiket was
So far this week the sales Included spring
lambs at S598.y. mutton Iambs that sold at 850
7. the bulk at J3.50?i6.2S: native and Southwest
mutton sheep sold at a range of S4B3. with the
bulk of the snlf-i going at $1.254. .: stockers
fold nt 12?3; cull lambs. at Jjai.5). and bucks
sold at J3'i4. pilnclpallv at 13.1.
HOGS There was only a small supply of hog4
on -ale. the receipts amounting lt around 3.3ij)
bend, against l.DjQ head this day last week and
4 fOI bead two weeks ago. It was but little. If
anj more than half enough hcgH to meet tho
requirements of the trade. The demand was
r-uite good, trading was activo and prices a
-hudo bct.cr t!:a:i on Thursday, but sales that
showed an Advance of 5c were scarce and only
(he xerv bel butcher grade. Light mixed nnd
oraln.'iiy imcfcTc. Including luugh eld sow, show
no Impiovemcnt wrm-ver except that tr.ey sold
a little more i-adll than any day recently,
'uler.i'is weic tN- -trontiot cumf-litcrs. v.h'.l
nnckern wc:e unwilling to pa:. anv more than
tleady prifs. The -ry test light hogs M
tllcHly aid Kfio-.vcd t sllaht advance, but theie
was not tho least Improvement oil pigs a:in the
"inmr.n inch:-, especially If thev .nuked salt.
The closo was without change and the clearance
The main drove if packers bought by Sv.ift ft
Co. to-day averaged 214 lbs. and ccst 56-59, the
main drovo bought by Nelon Morris & Co.
o erased 1'jO lbs. and ccst SO. 5S, arj the main
drove bouaht hy the St. loins Dressed Beet O)
averag-d 22 lbs. ac.l ccst SC.C8.
HORSES The hcr"e market, from a regular
auction standpoint, was verv quiet Friday. Tho
sale In the regular auction ring Thursday was
conducted far Into the afternoon, cleaning up
all the ordinary offerings remaining around the
barns, so that when the market opened Friday,
fresh receipts being clos- to nominal, there was
nothing on hand to Justify activity in the usual
riiannelj at trade. The special sale absorbed all
the lnterct. and thither went all the buyers who
remain d f.n tno market A few trades of unim
portant characteristics were consummated be
tween dealers and buyers, who needed only a
hnd or two to fill out, hut these cut no flguro
with the general conditions existing In the mar
ket. Th- week has been one of th- most not-nhl-
of the s-aon and in vears. for the number
nf horses on hand, the excellent average outllty.
and more particularly for the magilHcent at
tendance of buyers. Prices throughout the first
four days of the week have ruled at th- top of
the year, nnd the closing feeling Is os strong an
Horse 'Jucbitlons: Heavy draft-Cf.mmon to
good. J120S1.-.0: choice to xtra. sicflfiriv,. Chunks
1 130 to 1.350 lbs., fair to good, SC5UV'; rnrd tn
choice SIOM110. Coach hors i anil cobs Fair to
r.cod. Sintfl; choice to extra. JTOoarr). Horsei
for the South Small, light drivers, fair to go d.
J30345; choice to extra. 870H7): Southern drivers,
large. 58571125. Ilxport chenkt 1.2CO to 1.50 lbs.,
plain to good. S75S90: choice tn e-t-n. JlOlftlJi).
Business drivers Fair to go'd 1563110; choir- to
extra. 5123ni.r-0. Sadiilers for Southm u? Fair
to good, J7jflf0: choice to -tra. 5I01O127; fancy
galled and New Yorlt raIdlrs. sisnfTO. Infe
rior horses Common, small plugs, 320330: heavy
work plugs, 840ffO,
MULES Arrivals to the mule department Fri
day wero abolutelv nominal, and the market
Was devoid of anv new features. There wa ob
viously no activity between commission Inter
ests, and the only sales were a few being con
summated to exterior buyers, who were rilling
out consignments. The week has been a very
active and a very strong one on the choice to ex
tra grades of good-sized mules: for Instance,
anything that would do for the Eastern demand,
for mining, railroad construction work. etc.
Most of the demand ha3 been for this class, nnd
thfre has really been more outlet than supply.
Prices have been firm and saIMmen have not
had to wait long to effect negotiations of their
offerings. While the Southern demand has been
fair, there is not as much of it as a couple of
weeks ago. and the deterioration In the demand
has not served to keep the plain and more medi
um kinds on a strong basis, although the South
ern demand Is not altogether for this class, but
It has been a better market for the choice, heav
ier kinds than for nny. Prices nre around th
highest point of the year, buyer having to
strain quotations every now and then to secure
what they wRnt
Mule quotations (for broke mules, 4 to 7 years
14 Kan.'s. extreme range 5 EO.Mff 90.00
14 hand", bulk of sales fj.ixwr 7T..0O
14 hands, extreme range TO.i'SIlD.O'i
UYj nanus,' duik ol sales ;.urn wt.w
33 hands, extreme range 9O.i)O1i,l2l.0O
15 hands, bulk cf sales 93.oOf7110.ro
35 hand, extreme range 100.0.1(5 1'3.(0
13U hands, bulk of sales lOS.COWiai.CO
16 to 16 hands, extreme range 120.)ai7.-..n.)
1C to 36'? hands.ytmlk ot sales 125.00S160.00
II y Telecmph.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 8. Cattle-Receipts 9.000
native. 100 Texans: calves 50 natives. Beeves
steady to strong; quarantine feeders steady;
choice export and dressed beef steers 84.607r5.25:
fair to good S3.5OS5.10: Texas and Indian steers
2.5)4.73: Texas cows 31.7503.63; native cows
S1.C0V4.40: native heifers 82.8034.73: canners 81.10
IS2.6.1; bulls S2.75S4.25: calves 52.6036.75. Hogs
Receipts 7.000; market steady to strong; top S6.S0;
bulk of sales S8.6lKa-6.72: heavy S6.67fi5.S0:
mixed packers 55.5586.72; light SS.35g6.60: York
ers SC.53H6.6'); plus 85.8ilir6.30L Sheep Receipts
4 MO; markPt active and strong: native lamb
54.25ff7; Western Iamb 5456.90; fed ewes S3.75S
r, 25: native wethers 34S5.S5: Texas clipped sheep
5186: stockers and feeders. 83.701J4.30.
New York. May S. Reeves Receipts 2.783;
steady for tteers and bulls: medium cows high
er: others steady: steers S4.30$5.50; oxen and
stags 51.4334.75: bulls 53.7584.50; cows 52 to
54.20. Cables steady: exports 929 cattle and C.200
quarters of beef; tn-morrow 1,260 cattle and 3.2)0
quarters of beef. Calves Receipts 422; steady to
strong: veals 53 to $5.50: no prime calves here;
little calves nominal; cltj- dressed veals 710c
per lb.; choice lie. Sheep and lambs Receipts
2.224: good sheep firm; others steady: lambs
strong; clipped sheep 54.50a3.2O; culls 52.50f un
shorn ewes $4.25; clipped lambs 56tf7.0; clipped
culls 54.12: common spring lambs S3. 50 each.
Hogs Receipts 1.917: lower: State hogs $7.10.
Cnlcago. May 8. Cattle Receipts 1.U0O; steady:
good to prime steers nominal, 55.25.50; poor
to medium 54.25B3.10: stockers and feeders 833
4.73; cows 51.50S4.60: heifers S2.50S3: canners, 51.5)
02.75; bulls S2.5O114.50: calves 52.50415: Texas fed
steers 54S4.75. Hogs Receipts to-day 17,000: to
morrow 10.000: left over 3.500: steady to tc higher:
mixed and butchers 55.8086.95: good to choice
heavy 56.9037; rough heavy SS.65QG.S5: light S5.4a
186.75: bulk of sales 5S.70O6.S3. Sheep Receipts
4.000; sheep and lambs steady; good to choice
wethers S53JS: fair to choice mixed S3.7333: West
ern sheen 54.7533.75: native lambs 54.rOS7.23:
Western lambs S4.75S7.25; Colorado lambs 5S.90B
.7.50. Official yesterday Kecelpts: Cattle 8.40q;
hogs 22.230: sheep 8.27G. Shipments Cattle (.681;
hojs 3.465; sheep 1,126.
Omaha. Mav S- Cattle Receipts 2.800: market
steadv: native steers 84 25$rS.2S: cews and heifers
83.254.50: canners S203: stockers and feeders
S3!J4 85: calves 83.5086.50: bulls, stags, etc. S2.TT
4.50. Hops Receipts 8.500: market steady:
neavy 56.60C6.70- mixed 56.6036.65: light S6.S0B
OCO; pigs S7.50S6.50: hulk of sales 88.C04J6.25.
Sheep Receipts 200: market steady; fed yearlings
22.214.171.124: wethers 85455.40: ewes 54?4.75: common
and stockers 52.25Q4.40: lambs S5.5O07.3O.
South St. Joseph. Mo., May 8. Cattle Receipts
775: steadv to strong; natives 84.3505.40: cows
and heifers 82.25B4.85: stockers and feeders 83.63
S5.10. Hots Receipts 5.188; steady to 5c higher;
light and light mixed 56.S7U4J6.ir;: medium ani
heavy JG.626.S3: bulk SS.603S.75: pigs 83.5036.50.
Sheep-Receipts 120: active. Arm.
St. Lonla Cotton Market.
Market steady: sales 607 bales; ordinary 8c:
good ordinary 9c: low middling 9c: middling
ll'ie; gcod middling lOSc: middling fair 10c.
Receipts at principal points:
Galveston. 2.(33 bales.
New Orlean. 2.7S3 bales.
Mobile. 200 bales,
Havannah. 495 bales.
Charleston. 130 bales.
Norfolk. 324 bales.
Houston. 1.9CO bales.
Memphis. 538 bales.
Net receipts at nil United States ports for
seven days were C7.238 bales, against 64.868 bales
a week ago and 60.ftS7 bales a year ago; exports
93.883 bales, against 75.279 bales a 3'ear ago; stocks
a.'a.363 bales, against 537.920.
Golver.ton Spot market firm; middlings lOSc:
rales 370 bales.
New Orleans Spot market firm: middlings
16e: sales 1.503 bales.
Men phis Soot market firm: middlings 10c
St. ijouis warenouse statement.
Stock on hand Sept. 1
Net receipts since Sept. 1 .....
Net shipments since Sept. 1 ...
Stocks on hand
Gross receipts ,
Oioss rec-lpts lnce Sept 1 ..,
Gross shipments since Sept 1
New York. May 8. Cotton Spot closed nom
inal. 2) points higher: middling uplands 11.15c
do. Gulf 11.40c: sales 0,900 bales. Futures closed
oulet and steady:' May 10.93c; June 10.21c; July
10.15c: Aug. 9.82c: Sept. 9.06c: Oct 8.73c- Nov.
S.64c: Dec. 8.65c: Jan. 8.C6c. The market open-d
rteady nt unchanged prices to an advance of 9
olnts and ruled very nervous and excited. Fol
lowing the call the shorts continued covering
retively. Influenced by the higher Liverpool ca
blet nnd renewed manipulation, with all the
months except Oct, Nov. and Dee. touching a
new high level for' the season. Almost Imme
diately May sold up to 11.01c, against lO.SSc. the
high point ot yesterday, and July reached io.22o.
against 10.20c the previous high price, with the
list showing an advanca as compared with th
closing figures of the preceding night of lfll3
points. At this level the bull clique filled de
mands for the ncarbv months sufficiently to
ease values off. and May sold down to 10.87c
with .Tltltr tAMi-lilnp 10 lln ,4 A... n en ,
I weather leported through the South was favor-
anie and port receipts for the day slightly ex
ceeded those of last year, this leading to selllnT
cf the late months which were relatively weak
during the entire session. The weekly statistics
proved more bullish than expected, however, the
Insight for the week falling short of expectations,
and the Southern spot markets ruled firm nt
general advances of Bc. These factrrs re
stricted cales. 'and the clique again supporting
'May. there was a partial recoverv from the
lowest In the dealings, with May selling back to
30.93 and the list as a whole closing net 7,
points higher to S points lower. Total sales fu
tures, estimated at 175.000 bales.
.New Orleans. La.. May 8. Cotton firm: sales
2.250 bales. Ordinary 8c: good ordinary 9c:
low middling 10c: middling 10c; good middling
11 3-16c: middling fair llc Receipts 2,783;
stock M.664. Futures steady. May 10.76Q10.7Sc:
July 10.S2O10.S4c: July 10.91fll0.95c: Aug. 10.45
10.46c: Sept 9.31ffl9.32c; Oct S.638S.64C: Nov. 8.520
8.54c: Dec. S.52SS.53C.
Liverpool, May 8. Cotton Soot good business
dono, prices 4 points higher: American middling
fair 6 04d: good mlddlng 5.78d: middling 5.62d:
low middling 5.46d; good ordinary 5.24d: ordinary
5-06d. The sales of the day were 12.000 bales, of
which 5.CC0 were for speculation nnd export, and
Included 11.30O "American. Receipts 500 bales, all
American. Futures open-d firm and closed with
near months firm and distant months oulet
American middling- sr. n. c: Mav S.46A: Mnr.
! Jane 5.45S3.46d: June-Julv 5.45d: July-Aug. 6.43'ta
C41d: Aug -Sept 5.3ln3.22d: Sept-Oct 4.3td:
(JCt.-.nv. .t.Hi; itav.-Lrcc s.tAa; .uec-jan. 4.6va;
Vasi flilaatia T n ?4r,a at "TAAeM
lien uiitsHia, ir'n ij oGtuciaij XV53 4177 n
! statement of the world's visible supply ot cotton
1 shows the total visible u 2.975.725. of which
LI47L7X waa American cotton.
GRAINS SHOW STRENGTH
ON CHICAGO EXCHANGE.
JULY WHEAT CLOSED 7-8 OP
A .CENT HIGHER.
Com and Outs Showed an
vance, While Provisions
Chicago, May 8. A reversal of yesterday's)
v.-caknessi was manifested In the wheat pit
to-day, and prices had a strong; upward
tendency, July closing ;g"!c higher. July
corn was up 8c, with oats 43Hc higher,
whlio provisions were unchanged to 1U
There was a good trade in wheat and
tli principal leuture In the situation was
the absence of selling by the chief long.
v.fco. It Is said, about cltaned out his Una
of July yesterday, when he disposed of
something like l.w).W) bu. Opening prices
were tlrni on comparatively steady cables,
Liverpool being olf only a trille, notwith
standing the severe break her yesterday,
and July was a shade to UftViC higher, at
l1-T'l!c. Selling by scalpers on the Im
proved weather conditions, resulted in an
easier tone soon after tha opening, and
July sold oil to "lHc, but a good scattered
demand from commission houses soon
brought about a rally.
There were renewed reports of damage
from the chinch bug to tha growing crop
In the Southwest, und this, together with
tho strength at Minneapolis, added Impetus,
to tho upward movement of prices, as did
activo covering by shorts, and prices con
tinued to improve, the closing figures be
ing at the top notch of the day. July closed
?t!tc higher, at 72Uc. and May was lc
higher, nt "Sttc.
Clearances of wheat and flour were equal
to 2J7.EOJ bu. Primary receipts were 2ff7.Stt)
bu.. against I4S.200 bu. a year ago. Exports
of wheat and Hour for the weeK. as shown
bv Bradstreefs were equal to 3.202.000 bu.
Minneapolis and Duluth reported receipts
of SI cars, which, with local receipts of 34
cars (two of contract grade), made total re
ceipts for the three points of 115 cars,
against 13j cars last week and :1 cars a
Com was strong the greater part of the
day. but the volume of trading was rather
light. Offerings were small early in the ses
sion, but a little liquidation set in during
the latter half, which resulted In a. sllghtlv
casier tone, but the market soon rallied
again. Ilrm cables, a fair cash demand,
combined with reports confirming the late
niss of the crop in many sections, were tho
chief hull factors. After selling between
44'.ifHfi4ic. July closed ajc higher at 44"ic.
Local receipts were 22S cars, lv of contract
The strength in wheat was a strengthen
ing Influence In oats, but the main -support
came from shorts, who covered sales made
yesterday. There waa a fair trade made
throughout the day. the Jlay option belnjc
especially active and strong. Receipts were
small but showed some Improvement In
grading. Closing prices were Arm. with
July -.ifiHc higher at 32t;ff32Uc. after rang
ing between 31';c and 32'.ic. Local receipts
were US cars.
RANGE OF FUTURES.
Articles. Open. High. Low. Close.
Wheat May 77 78 77 78
July 71s, 72 71U 72
Sept OkW?. 70 69, 704J
Ccrn May 43 44 43 44
July 420. 4.7 448 44s
Spt 44B 44 41 4I9
Oats May 34 25 24 25
July St 32 21 32t
Sect 29 298 29 29i
Mess Pork May 18.50
July 17.13 17.27 17.13 17.13
Sept 16.72 16.85 16.65 16.63
Lard May 9.02 9.02 8.90 8.91
JulV 9.15 9.17 9.00 9.C0
Sept 9.20 9.22 9.12 9.12
Short Ribs May 9.2D
July 9.37 9.42 9.23 9.13
Sept 9.33 9.35 9.3) 9.20
RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
Article. Hec. Ship.
Flour, bbls 1.7iV) y,.lM
Wheat, bu 37.200 157.100
Corn, bu 189.700 236,141
Oats, bu 188.500 339.0O)
Pve. bu 16,700 70.0.10
Barley, bu 21.800 1,000
Trading In provisions was rather quiet,
with offerings about, equal to the demand.
Opening prices were steady on the hog situ
ation and buying by packers caused a. little
better feeling, but the advance vns not
maintained, the close being easier, with July
pork unchanged at $17.15. July lard was
oft I2yij:i5c, at S3, and ribs were down PM.
Estimated receipts for to-morrow: Wheat
6.7 cars; corn 260 cars; oats 133 cars: hos
MARKETS DY TELEGRAPH.
New York. May S. Flour Receipts 19.500; ex
port 11.300. Fairly active and firm. Rye
dour steady. Cornmeal steady. Rye steaay.
Barley dull. Wheat Receipts 157.900 bu.: ex
ports 104.700. Spot steady: No. 2 red 81c eleva
tor; No. 2 red Slc f. o. b. afloat: No. 1 Northern
Duluth 85c f. o. b. afloat: No. 1 hard Manitoba
S7o f. o. b. afloat Options were generally
nrm all day. Disturbed over adverse croo
rumors, small Western receipts, good support of
July In Chicago, and a bullish Modern Miller re
port, shorts covered freely and prices advanced
to the close, which was 43Hc net higher. May
M$lc. closed Slv,c:July 76 13-164i7fec closed
77c; Sept 74 7-16fj75c, closed 75c. Corn Re
ceipts 50.400: exports 41.3S3. Spot steady; No. z
53llc elevator and 53c f. o. b. afloat; No. :
yellow 54c; No. 2 white 54c Options market was
quiet but tlncer. notably May In New York,
which sold, up l'.'c on covering. The wheat
strength and firm Liverpool cables were the In
fluences. Last prices showed 7f2c net ad
vance. May S3ff53c: closed 55c: July 51C51c.
closed Slc; Sept closed 5Qc Oats Kecelpts
46.500 bu.; exports 638. Spot steady: No. 2. Ssc;
standard white 4034Oc; No. 3, 37c: No. 2
white 40c: No. 3 white SSHc; trie mixed West
ern 3Sc; trk. white 33S15C. Options fairly ac
tive and firmer.. May closed 41c. Hay firm
Hops steady. Hides steady. Leather firm. Wool
firm. Coal nominal. Beef steady. it meats
quiet: pickled bellies 9iflsc; pickled hams
ll12c Lard steady; refined steady. Pork
steady. Tallow steady. Cottonseed oil steady.
Minneapolis, Minn.. May 8. Wheat fuli 7Sc:
May 76c: July 76c; on trk. No. 1 hard 79c:
No. 1 Northern 78c; No. 3 Northern 77c: No.
3 Northern 7576c Flour strong: first patents
84.104.20; second patents 8484.10; first clears S3
63.10; second clears 82.45472.50. Bran In bulk
Milwaukee. Wis.. May S. Wheat higher; No. 1
Northern 80c: No. 2 Northern 79c: July 72B
72c. Rye firm; No. 1 53c. Barley steady: No. 2
68B59c: sample 40654c. Corn July 44:&45a
Chicago. Mav 8. Flour dull and steady: No. 2
spring wheat 7Sg79c: No. 3 724379c: No. 2 red
7787Sc. No. 2 corn 44c: No. 2 yellow 46c. No.
2 bats S5e: No. 2 white 37638c: No. 3 white 338
35c. No. 2 rye 49X330C Good feeding barley
37ei0c. Fair to choice malting 49S36c Prima
timothy seed 53.4363.30. Mess. Pork, per bbt,
S17.12i-Sl7.25. Lard, per 100 lbs.. SS.92SS-1.
Short rib sides (loose). 59.254J9.3S. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed). SS.37t8.50: short clear sides
(boxed). S9.62US9.7S. Whisky, basis of high
wine. 51.30. Clover, contract grade. 512.50.
Liverpool. May 8. Wheat Spot steady: No. 2
red Western winter 6 3d: No. 1 Northern
spring 6s 8d: No. 1 California 6s 8d. Futures
quiet; Mav 6s 4d; July 6s Jd- Corn Spot
American mixed new firm 4 8fd: American old
mixed quiet 6s 3d. Futures quiet; May 4s d;
June 4s 4:d: July 4s 4d.
Kansas City. May 8. Wheat-May 66c: July
62iir.2c: cash No. 2 hard 68369c: No. 3. 60S
67c: No. 4 6l664c: rejected 5S62c: No. 2 red
C9Ji69c: No. 3 67c Corn May 29fipe:
July 37c: cash No. 2 mixed 414tc: No. 2
white 41842c: No. 3 40c. Oats-No. 2 white
35i;c: No. 2 mixed 34c Rye No. 2 45c. Hay
Timothy S12.75fll3: prairie 59.50810. Recclots
Wheat 52.S00 bu.: corn. 31.300: oats. 8.000. Ship
mentsWheat. 43,200 bu.: corn, 30.400; oats.
Duluth. Minn.. May 8. Wheat, to arrive. No. X
hard 79c: No. 1 Northern 77c: May No. l.hard
79c: July 77c OatsMay 33c
1'eorln, III.. May 8.-Corn firm: No. 3 4Je:
No. 4 43c Oats steady: No. I white 32r; No.
4 white 31(J22c Whisky on the basis of L3
for finished goods-
Dry Flint Texas and Indian Territory butcher
(13 lbs. and over) at 15c: do. do. fallen at 14c: all
stock under 16 lbs. at 12c. Native and Arkan
sas at 13o round: culls 7c Natives on selec
tionNo. l.at lie: No. 2 at 12c. Dry-salted at
11612c for light to heavy. On selection No. 1 at
llCfi:c: No. S lOSBll'.ic Green-salted round
7c for "current receipts: do. on selection at 7o
for No. 1 and STlc for No. 2: bulls or uncured
uc per lb. less: culls 3c. Horse hides st 81.75.
for No. 2 and 52.75 for No. 1 green: ponies, colta
and blues 51. and 75c for dry.
fo je- Tl!
Hard burry ...ID SU
Kas.. Neb.. Dak.
Med. "combing & ...
cloth mixed .1 uistt
Low & braid ..ID 817
Witrfw . flea .15 16t-
Bright med. ..17
Light fine 15
Heavy buck ...10
Hurry 14 VV-
tlara ourry ....u gu
lex., i. i. a tia.
Med.. 12 mo. ..17 4M7U
Sled.. 6B8 mo. .18 418
Coarse & low .13 4214
Light fine ....14 en
Heavy sandy ..10 611
Sled., fleeces .17 318
Med.. loose ...16 filO
Light line .
To. r Mnriftn
TJh 15 (Rll
Heavy 13 14
ia.vvis. & Aiinn-
Rrleht rned. ...17 817
Dark 14 SlS
Light fine 15 4216
Heavy fine ....11 OH
Angora Goat Hair.
Long lustrous . 25
Short. & coarse.ll 613
Slightly burry .10 1115
No. 1 27 27,
No. 2 22 4223
Burry 18 6l
Raccoon S40 .60 Wolf 25S.4U
Mink 5oa.no Otter- lOoSs.:
Skunk 20$ .20 Mukrst .1
Opotsum 2ou .35 wild cat .20
Gray fox , " se Civet cat ...;.. .154J i
Beaver I.00C3.M House- cat .10
Rtd fox 754JL50 Badger 059 .27
New Tork. May' 8. Petroleum steady.
CI City. Pa.. May 8.-CredIt balances S1.S1:
certificates, no bid. Shipments Pennsylvania
103,348, average 98.351: runs 93,748. average 71,899.
Shipments Lima 83,796, average 70,321: rua. IV
212, avers' 41440.