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WHEAT fIEWS IWIXED
WIDELY FLUCTUATING MARKET
THE RESULT IN THE PIT AT
CHICAGO.
BULLS FINALLY WON OUT.
AET OUTCOME FOR THE DAY AN
ABVAJiCE OF THREE QUAR
TERS.
EVERYTHING STRONG AT START.
Lack of Interest, In the Main, Re.
■ponNiltle for Midday Weakness
Coarse Grains Weak.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.— Wheat speculators had
all kinds of statistics by which to govern
their action today. There was a very fluctu
ating market, with the bulls finally in the
ascendancy, the May option closing at an ad
vance of %c. Corn and oats were weak,
closing %c lower each. Provisions were
strong and advanced 2%@10c. Everything
favored higher prices at the -opening of the
market. The Liverpool cable was higher,
notwithstanding the weak close here last
•week, and a Paris cable quoted that market
excited and advancing on the cold weather
and bad crop prospects. The world's ship
ments were about 1.500.000 bu less than the
week previous. Chicago got only 17 cars,
against 514 a year ago, while Minneapolis and
Duluth reported only 400 cars, compared with
770 a week ago, and 1,542 the corresponding
day of the year before. The combined effect
of such news was that May wheat, which
closed Saturday at 83%@84c, opened at from
85@85%c, and maintained itself substantially
between those figures for over an hour. Then,
for various reasons, chiefly having reference
to locakspeculative conditions, the extra bull
ish feeling all oozed out. and by 12 o'clock
the price had dropped to 84c. The chief rea
eon for the weakness was aimply lack of
business. Outside support was almost en
tirely lacking, most of the trading being of
a local nature. The visible supply was some
•what of a disappointment, the decrease being
only 1,057,000 bu, instead of 1,500,000 bu. as
had been generally expected. After the price
had worked irregularly down to 83% c, a re
vulsion of feeling occurred. The strength, of
the closing cables; the fact that the official
returns of the world's shipments to Europe
made them only 7.417,000 bu for the week
and an engagement of 100,000 bu of wheat
for immediate lake and rail shipment to Eng
land, all helped to turn prices upward. May
advanced to 85c, and was bringing 84% c when
the session closed.
Corn was a small and uninteresting mar
ket. Only once, and that immediately after
the opening, did prices touch the closing
point of Saturday. The cold weather was ex
pected to increase the receipts, as well as
the grading. Prices followed wheat in its
downward course, but failed to advance on
the later recovery. May opened unchanged
at 27%e, sold a shade higher, declined to 26%
26% c, and closed weak at 26%e. Oats opened
firm, with wheat, and also under a good de
mand. Later prices fell off and the market
ruled very weak from then up to the finish.
Liquidation of December was the principal
cause for the decline, and the break in wheat
and corn also had a material effect. May
started a shade higher at 22 1 / s@22i4c, sold be
tween 22% c and 21%e, closing easy at 21% c.
Provisions were strong at the opening, and
that feeling characterized most of the session.
The firmness at the start was caused by a
much smaller run of hogs than expected, and
this was sufficient incentive for a still furth
er advance. Some decline followed, in sym
pathy with grain, but the market closed
steady. May pork closed 10c higher, at
$8.27%: May lard, 2%c higher, at $4.37%; May
ribs, 7%c higher, at $4.22%. Estimates:
Wheat, 27 cars; corn, 272 cars; oats, 220 cars;
hogs, 22,000 head.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
o X g" G~
f ._ -4 J j \ \_
[Wheat- I 1 !
November ... .. 82>4| 82% I 80% | 81%
December 81% 82 SOI4 81 14
May 85% 85% 83% 81%
Corn-
November 23V 2 | 23% 2314 2314
December 23% i 23% 23Vi 2314
May 27% 2V/* 26% 26%
Oats-
November I 18% 1 18% 18 18
December 19 I 19 18% 18*4
May 22UJ 22% 21% 21%
Pork— I
December 6 97%! 7CO 695 700
January !7 90 805 790 7 92%
May |8 30 840 S 27% 8 27%
Lard-
December 3 92% 395 3 92% 395
January 415 420 j4 15 14 15
May 440 i 4 42% 4 37%| 4 37%
Ribs- I j I
December 1 1 | 3 97%
January !4 00 '4 «7% 400 i4 05 j
May I4 20 ;4 25 420 | 4 22%
Cash quotations ranged as follows: Wheat j
—No. 2 spring, 81% c; No. 3 spring, 80c; No. 2
red, 91 1 / i(592i4c Corn— No. 2, 23i/ic. Oats-
No. 2, 18%e: No. 2 white, f. o. b., 22@2Jc;
No. 3 white, 19% c. Rye— No. 2, 42e. Barley—
No. 2, nominal; No. 3. f. o. b., 24%fft24%e;
No. 4, 24@28c. Flaxsesd— No. 1, 75%@77%c.
Timothy seed— Prime, J2.60. Pork— Mess, per
bbl, $7(?~.05. Lard— Per 100 lbs, $4. Ribs-
Short sides (loose). ?3.75@4. Shoulders— Dry
Baited (boxed). 4i,i@4%c. Sides— Short clear
(boxed), 4y B @4i,ic. Whisky— Distillers' finished
goods, per gal, $1.18. Sugars— Cut loaf. J5.20
--granulated. $4.57. Receipts— Flour, 5,000 bbls;
•wheat, 39.000 bu ; corn, 173.000 bu: oats 326,000
bu; rye. 9.000 bu; barley, 112,000 bu. Ship
ments—Flour, 10,000 bbls; wheat. 143,000 bu;
corn, 166,000 bu; oats, 318,000 bu; rye, 1,000
bu; barley, 84,000 bu. On the produce ex
change today the butter market was firm;
creamery, 15@22c; dairies, 10@18c. Cheese
Steady, S%(§B%c. Eggs firm; fresh, 22c.
MINNEAPOUSIrRAIN.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30.— 0n Saturday the
greater portion of local wheat traders
felt inclined to favor a reaction to a
lower level of prices. This morning first
cables caused a sudden change of opinion
and at the opening it was which should pay
3%c over Saturday's close figure. Trading was
quite active for the first half hour, ruled
rather quiet for an hour, again became active
on receipts of th? visible supply statement
showing another decrease of over 1,000 000
bushels for the week. From 11:10 up to noun
the market was steady and trading light.
The news of the day was mostly bullish in
tone. First Liverpool cables advised of i-id
advance, and second cables quoted a further
advance of %d to %d. Paris markets were
all active and higher, with Berlin steady at
a tiining advar.ee. The world's shipments
were 8,720,000 bushels, against 9,400,000 bushels
last week. Russian shipments were well uc
to the average of weeks past. These ship
ments from Russia will, in the nature of
things, soon cease for the season. The close
of navigation is at hand. The fallowing ex
tract from Beerbohm's latest letter will be of
Interest: "Shipments to Europe have been
enormous. In fifteen weeks, ending Nov 14
they have toUled 15.167.000 quarters, against
10.000.0C0 quarters the same period a year
ago. The extraordinary power of importing
countries to absorb wheat this season 3
here shown. With shipments of over 2 000 000
quarters in excess of last year— stocks in the
Vnited Kingdom actually 250,000 quarters less
than Aug. 1, and only increased slightly on
the continent." New York advised of a fair
export demand. Clearances were fairly liberal
for the day. Advices from Argentine re
assert the outlook for the crop is very poor
Indeed, because of the rava*w»s_j3f locusts
Prime save: Winter wheat-The entire crop
Is still bare of snow in the southern area
of the winter wheat belt, still growing. There
Is ample moisture, very little frost in the
ground and crop In fairly good condition
Think it will go into winter quarters better
than at this date in 1895. Spring wheat-
There has been a decided falling off of spring
wheat receipts in the present week, and this
■tate of things muct continue from now until
another crop is made. Spring wheat farmers
however, are bullish, and seem more inclined
than they did ninety days ago to hold their
reserves for better prices.
December wheat opened at 81% c, against
SOS/ge Saturday, gained %c, sold down to
BIV4C, advanced to 81%@81%c, declined to
Blfcc, firmed up to 81% cby "11:15,, and by
Econ held at 81"4 c.
May wheat opered at 83% c, against S2*ic
Saturday, finned up to 84c, declined to 83% c
advanced to 83% c. sold down to S3Uc gained
He. declined to 83% c, firmed up to 83% cby
11 :45, and by noon held at 83c.
The demand for cash wheat was good Re
ce'pts were very light. The sales made were
mostly to arrive later on. No. 1 northern
sold at-82%@83c and No. 2 at 81%@82c. Sales
wero made as per statement below. Receipts
hero were 280 and 23 cars shipped out
The wheat market was decidedly weak dur
ing the first part of the : noon hour in sym
pathy with Chicago. Closing cables were
mixed. Liverpool, was V*d lower, London 6d
higher. Paris 25 centimes higher and Berlin
% ma:k lower. About twenty minutes befor*
the close active buying caused the market to
advance to the top prices of the day. Novem
ber closed at 82c, December at 82c and May at
83% c.
WHEAT RANGE.
The following was the range of prices to
day:
Open- High- Low- Closing.
Wheat— ing. est. est. Today. Sat.
May 83% 84 82% 83% 82%
November 82 80%
December 81% 81% 80% 82 80%
On Track— No. 1 hard, 84c; No. 1 northern,
82% c; No. 2 northern, 8114 c; November oats,
18c; flaxseed, 73c.
Curb on May wheat, bid 83%@83%
Puts on May wheat 82%
Calls on May wheat 85
SAMPLE SALES.
No. 1 northern, 35 cars 83
No. 1 northern, 4 cars 82%
No. 1 northern, 1,600 bu, to arrive 82%
No. 1 northern, 15,600 bu, to arrive 82%
No. 1 northern, 17,250 bu, to arrive 83
No. 1 northern, 4,400 bu, to arrive 82%
No. 1 northern, 5,400 bu, to arrive 82
No. 1 northern, 1 ear, to arrive 82%
No. 1 northern, 5 cars, to arrive 83
No. 2 northern, 2 cars, choice .182
No. 2 northern, 7 cars 81%
No. 2 northern, 2 cars 81 "
No. 3 wheat, 1 car 78
Rejected wheat, 1 car. 3 lbs off 78
No grade wheat, 1 car, 2 lbs off 74
No grade wheat, 3 cars, 2 lbs off 80
No grade wheat, 5 care, 2 lbs off 79
No grade wheat, 5 cars, 2 lbs off 78
No grade wheat, 1 car, 3 lbs off 78
No grade wheat, 1 car. 2 lbs off 55
No grade wheat, 1 car, 2 lbs off 72
No. 3 yellow corn, 1 car 23%
No. 3 corn, 2 cars 23%
No. 3 oats, 6 cars 18
No. 3 oats. 3 cars 18*4
No. 3 white oats, 3 cars 18%
Barley, 1 car, choice 25
No. 4 barley, 1 car, choice .21%
No. 4 barley, 1 car Sfl%
Flax, 3 cars 74
No. 1 northern, 1,200 bu. to arrive 82
No. 1 northern, 1,200 bu. to arrive 8214
No. 1 northern, 1 car, choice 83Vi
No. 1 northern, 5,000 bu, to arrive 82%
FLOUR.
FLOUR— The flour market is active, with
large sales reported and large cable inquiry
for more.
First patents $4 40(34 60
Second patents 3 701" 4 20
First clears 2.00<&3.00
Second clears 2.25®..
Export bakers' 2.7stftt.'n
Second export bakers' 2.40(52.50
Red dog, per ton, 140 lbs jute 9.25C<i9."»0
Following quotations are in cotton sacks 90
and 49 lbs:
Rye flour, per bbl. pure $2.15!(7' 7 35
Rye flour, XXX. per bbl 2.00^2.10
Rye flour, standard, per bbl 1.90^2 00
I Buckwheat flour, per bbl 3.25(53.50 j
Graham flour, per bbl 2.50@3.50
BRAN. SHORTS AND COARSE GRAINS.
Washburn, Crosby & Co. quote as follows
today :
Bran, in bulk $4.50® 4.75
Bran, in bulk, 200-lb sacks 5.00® 5.75
Bran, in bulk, 100-lb sacks 6.00@ 6.25
Shorts, in bulk 5.50£ 5.75
Middlings, in bulk B.oo@ 8.25
Red dog, in 40-lb sacks 11.50@12.00
Domestic markets, both East and West are
very quiet. Demand for export is fair.
CORN— No. 3, 23% c.
OATS— No. 3, 18(§lSV4c; No. 3 white oats
quoted at 18% c.
RYE— Quoted at 37c for No. 3. No sales
Barney— Quoted at 21%@21%c for No. 4.
Choice barley sold at 25c.
FEED— Reported by the Diamond Elevator
and Milling company:
Quiet; little better demand.
Coarse corn meal and cracked corn,
sacks, per ton, sacks extra $9.25@ 9.50
No. 1 ground feed, 2-3 corn, 1-3
oats, 80-lb sacks 9.50@ 9.75
No. 2 ground feed, % corn, % oats,
75-lb sacks 9.75@10.00
No. 3 ground feed, 2-3 oats 70-lb
sacks 10.00@10.25
Spring wheat bran 5.00S 5.25
STATE GRAIN INSPECTION.
Northern.
Railroads. No.lhd. No.l. N0.2. N0.3. Rid NG
G. N.— B. Div.. .. 4 5 .. 1 1
G. N.— F. F. Div 1 1 1
C, If. & St. P.. .. 25 39 4 3
M. & St. L 23 1 .. „ 1
Northern Pa 2
C.,5t.P..M.& O. .. 5 6 ] '" '4
C.,St.P.& X.C.. ■ i
Minn. Transfer. .. 14 2 .. .. "
Totals 73 53 5 3 10
Other Grains— No. 3 corn, 5 cars; No. 2
oats, 1; No. 3 oats, 20; No. 3 rye. 2: No. 4
barley. 2: No. 5 barley, 1; No. 2 flax, 3; |
rejected flax, 5: no grade flax. 1.
Cars Inspected Out— Wheat, No. 1 northern
164 cars: No. 2 northern. 16; rejected, 3; No.
3 oats, 1; rejected flax, 1.
GRAIN IN STORE.
Nov. 21. Nov. 28.
Wheat— Bushels. Bushels
No. 1 hard 27,296 27,296
No. 1 northern 13.761,965 11.017J19
No. 2 northern 2,493,147 2,518 205
No- 3 136,506 137,900
Rejected 148,199 149,741 I
No grade 21,832 21,832
Special bin 1,909,549 1,842,590
Total wheat 18,498,493 18 715 483
Corn 9491 94^
Oats 223,717 339,466
Barley 26,345 29,948
Rye 16,386 20,788
Flax seed 45,437 53,207
Wheat increase for the week, 216,990 bu.
VISIBLE SUPPLY.
Nov. 28. Nov. 21. I
Bushels. Bushels I
Wheat 58.914.000 69,970,000
Corn 18,228,000 18.150,000
Oats.... 12,474,000 12.208.000
Barley 5,357,000 6.146,003
Rye 2.559,000 2,057,000
Wheat decrease for the week, 1,057,000 bu.
Corn increase for the week, 78,000 bu.
Oats increase for the week, 266,000 bu.
RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
Received— Wheat, 196.000 bu; corn, 4,270 bu;
oat.3, 45,150 bu; barley, 1.950 bu; flax, 7 6SO bu- !
flour, 1.120 bbls; mlllstuffs, 20 tons; hay 39
tons; fruit, 578,800 lbs; merchandise, 1,720,750
I lbs; lumber, 12 cars; posts 1 car; barrel
stock, 8 cars; coal, 1,796 tons; wood 502
I cords; brick, 16,000; lime, 1 car; cement 100 !
I bbls; household goods, 20,000 Ibis: stone, 3 '■■
I cars; live stock, 5 cars; dressed meats 20 ODD
;lbs; hides, 24,000 lbs; tallow, 15,000 lbs; sun
-1 dries, 8 cars; total car lots 455.
j Shipped— Wheat, 17,940 bu; flax, 4,100 bu;
i flour, 41.173 bbls; millstuffs, 1.307 tons; fruit
72,700 lbs; merchandise. 1,302,990 lbs; lumber'
! 43 cars: machinery, 49.000 lbs; dressed meats
20,000 lbs; butter, 20,000 lbs; hide?, 42,600 lbs :
tallow. 40,000 lbs; railroad materials, 4 cars
sundries, 3 cars; total car lots, 555.
DULUTH GRAM.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 30.— Wheat stocks
decreased a little short of 1,250,000 bu last
week, and the total in store is only a little
over 2.500,000, with considerable to be shipped
this week. This is a very low mark for
stocks at the close < of . navigation. Wheat
sold to arrive declined lc today as com
: pared with cash.. Cash offerings were light
1 and the total sales were only 50.000 bu the
! mills taking 15,000 bu. The shippers' and
j elevators paid l%c under May and the mills
V&C under. May wheat opened at Bb>4« and
'■ sold up to %c within a few minutes. It
I fell to 84% c. went, up to 48& C and fell off
; again to 84% c. Another jump to 84% c came
I and the close was at 85c asked.
Wheat stocks aggregate 2,«42.G44 bu as fol
j lows: No. 1 hard, 182.978 bu; No. 1 northern
1 512.229 bu: No. 2 northern. 57C.256 bu- No
! 3 spring. 386,626 bu; no grade, 38,61!) bu; re
! jected, 86,731 bu; special bin, 564,184 bu
! Coarse grain stocks: Corn, 2,071 bu, same
I last week; oats, 325,105 bu, decrease, 83 772 bu-
I rye, 293,633 bu, decrease, 63,780 bu; barley
1 377,839 bu, decrease, 328,014 bu; flax, 1,829 057 i
I bu, decrease, 9,018 mi.
The close: Cash No. 1 hard, SS^'.c; No 1 <
j northern, 83% c; No. 2 northern, Sic; No. 3
j spring, 76%@77%c; rejected, 69%<@77%c; to
! arrive, No. 1 hard, 84% c; No. 2 northern I
j 82%e; December, No. 1 hard, 83% c; No. li
I northern. 82% c; December, No. 1 hard. 83% c;
j No. 1 northern, 82% c; May No. 1 northern, j
: 85c. Receipts of wheat, 176.461 bu; ship
j ments. 310,945 bu. Cars inspected. 120; last |
year. 334. Receipts of corn, none; oats, none; i
I rye, 6,348 bu; barley, 101,620 bu; flax 27 150 '
i bu. Oats, close, 19@18%c; rye, 40c; flax, 76c; j
I May, 80c.
Cash sales were as follows: 2 cars No. 1
hard, Br>%c; 2 cars No. 1 hard, 86% c; 15,000 bu
No. 1 northern, 84c: 5,000 bu No. "l northern,
83% c; 17,000 bu No. 1 northern, 83% c; 1,200 bu I
No. 1 northern, S3%c; 3,500 bu No. 1 northern,
8314 c; 5,000 bu No. 1 northern, 82i/>c; 3,000 bu
flax. May, 81% c; 2 cars flax, May," 77c; 1 car j
flax, May, 76% c; 2 cars flax, 76e.
SUPERIOR GRAIN.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 30.— Close:
No. 1 hard, 84% c; No. 1 northern, 83% - No.
2 northern, 81% c; No. 3 norther* 79V>c re
jected, 76%e. Cash flax, 76c. The receipts of
wheat were 115,907 bu; shipments, 299,020 bu.
SL~PAUL~GRAiN.
Quotations on hay, grain, feed, etc. fur
nished by Griggs Bros., commission mer
chants :
WHEAT— No. 1 northern, 82@S3c; No 2
northern. B©%@Bl%c.
_OATS— No. 3" white, 18@18%c; No. 3, 17@
CORN— No. S yellow, 24» 2 @25c; No. 3 23®
24 %c.
BARLEY AND RYE— Sample barley 2°cl
26c; No. 2 rye, 37@38e; No. 3. rye, 3S%©B6Ue
SEEDS— No. 1 flax, 74®"^'; timothy, 90c@
$1.20; clover, $4@4.50. **
GROUND FEED AND MILLSTUFFS— No
1 feed, 2 bu corn to 1 bu oats. H0@10.50; No'
J 2 feed, 1 bu corn to 1 ba oats, |10.75^ll; No!
THE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 189«.
3 feed, ground, 1 bu corn to 2 bu oats, $11@
11.60; cornmeal, bolted, ?13@14; cornmeal, un
bolted, $10@10.50; bran, bulk, ?5.50£6.
HAY— Receipts light; market steady; fancy
upland, $7@7.25; good to choice wild and up
land, $5.50@5.75; fair qualities, |4@5; good to
choice timothy, |7@B.
STRAW— Scarce and wanted; oat straw,
$3.50@4; rye straw, $4@4.50.
OTHER GRAIN MARKETS.
WHEAT MOVEMENT.
Receipts. Shipm'ts.
New York 96,950 63,011
Philadelphia 17,100 3,740
Baltimore 12,561
Toledo 35,391 21,100
Detroit 9,043 47,322
St. Louis 13,475 34,859
Boston 1,000 24,859
Chicago 38,883 „ 142,746
Milwaukee 13,000 650
Duluth 176,461 310,945
Minneapolis le&OOO 17.940
Kansas City 36,000 13,800
CROP MOVEMENT.
(Market Record.)
The following table gives the receipts of
wheat at the four principal spring wheat
markets from the beginning of the crop year,
Aug. 1, 189G, to date, and for the same time
a year ago:
This Crop. Last Crop.
Bushels. Bushels.
Minneapolis 31.912,950 37,611,460
Milwaukee 4,568,810 4,511,820
DuJuth 28,333,488 30,276,297
Chicago 12,282,214 13,988,119
Total 77,097,462 86,387,696
The following table gives the receipts of
wheat at the four principal winter wheat mar
kets from the beginning of the crop move
ment, July 1. 1896, to date, and for the same
time a year ago:
This Crop. Last Crop.
Bushels. Bushels.
Toledo 5,174,457 4,123,064
St. Louis 8,965,001 8,297,411
Detroit 2.456,699 1,537,847
Kansas City 4,762,800 5,03P,000
Total 21,358,957 18,994,321
GRAIN GOSSIP.
Gossip by private wire to C. H. F. Smith
& Co., St. Paul, members of New York stock
exchange and Chicago board of trade:
Ports cleared: 91,610 bu wheat; 26,891 bbls
flour, equal in wheat to 212,600 bu.
Public cables: London— Wheat and corn off
coast, nothing doing. On pasage, wheat firm,
but not active; corn quiet. English country
markets, some 6d higher, and others 6d per qr
lower. Liverpool— Wheat futures %d dearer.
Paris— November wheat 85 centimes higher,
and December 75 centimes higher; flour, I J 4@
1% francs higher. Berlin— Wheat, % mark
dearer.
The position of wheat is so phenomenally
strong in Chicago that everybody seems to
wonder why the price does not advance con
stantly and soon leach $1. The best men
here are talking a dollar and they seem to
have practically all the commission people on
their side.
Prime says: Winter wheat— The entire crop
is btill bare of snow in the southern areas of
the winter whpat belt, still growing. There
is ample moisture, very little frost in the
ground and crop in fairly good condition.
Think it will go into winter quarters better
than at this date in 1895.' Spring wheat-
There has been a dec'.ded falling off of
spring wheat receipts in the present week, and
this state of things must continue from now i
on until another crop is made. Spring wheat j
farmers. However, are bullish and seem more
inclined than they did ninety days ago to
hold their reserves for better prices.
Primary receipts— Wheat, 482,000 bu; ship
ments, 576,000 bu.
Chicago — Closing year ago today, May wheat,
61% c; corn, 29^c: oats, 20%e; pork, $9.10;
lard, $5.60; ribs, $4.62%.
WHEAT OUTLOOK ABROAD. "
LONDON, Nov. 30.— The Mark Lane Ex
press today, discussing the crop prospects,
says: Severe frosts in France and Central
Europe have stopped plowing and sowing,
and we anticipate a somewhat reduced
wheat acreage in the entire region between
the Vistula and the Bay of Biscay. Winter
has set in throughout Russ'a, the Sea of Azov
was closed to navigation Nov. 24, and navi
gation of the Baltic is dangerous on the
northern and eastern coasts, where there is
already much ice.
Owing to the rainfall in India, the defi
ciency in the wheat acreage is reduced, but
while famine no longer threatens, a scarcity
seems bound to be felt until the spring of
1898. English wheat maintains a good price
in London, but the country markets are less
fiim. The cause of this is clear. In the
counties last week 166,684 . quarters of Eng
lish wheat were offered for sale against 69,534
for the same week of 1895.
NEW YORK GRAIN.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— Flour— Receipts
45,600 bbls; exports, 21,242 bbls; market firm,
but held above buyers' views. Rye flour
dull. Buckwheat flour steady. Buckwheat
dull. Cornmeal steady. Rye nominal. Bar
ley dull. Barley malt duil. Wheat— Receipts
97,000 bu; shipments, 63,011 bu; spot dull'
No. 1 hard, 9G%c; option" opened higne.\ de
veloped pronounced weakness, ra'med near
the close on covering, and left off 14c lower
on December, but i,i@%c up on later months;
No. 2 red, May, 89%£90%c; closed at 90% c;
December, 89%@91%c; closed at 90% c. Corn
—Receipts. 97,500 bu; exports, 54,424 bu; spot
weaker; No. 2 29% c; options opened steady
but declined, and closed %c net lower- May
32%@33%c; closed at 32% c; December, 2S%@
29% c; closed at 29%e. Oats— Receipts, 209
--600 bu; exports, 81.538 bu: spot weaker- No
2, 23% c; options dull, closing at ftc net de
cline. May closed at 26% c; December, 23%®
23% c; closed at 23% c.
WHEAT HIGH IN GREECE.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30— United States Con
sul Horton at Athens, in a report to the
state department, says that in consequence of
the bad wheat harvest In Russia, which sup- j
plies nearly two-thirds of the wheat used in |
Greece, prices of wheat are very high there
and are still rising. He is confident that
there is a fine opening for the introduction
of American hard wheats into Greece, and
offers to assist exporters.
GRAIN VISIBLE.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— The visible supply
of grain Saturday, Nov. 28, as compiled by
the New York produce exchange, is as fol
lows: Wheat, 58.914,000 bu, decrease 1 067 -
000 bu; corn, 18,228,000 bu, increase 78,000 bu
oats, 12,474,000 bu, increase 266.000 bu; rye
2,559,000 bu, decrease 89.C00 bu; barley 5 357 -
000 bu, decrease, 789,000 bu.
MILWAUKEE.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 30.— Flour firmly
held. Wheat strong and higher; No. 2 spring
83c; No. 1 northern, 86c; December, 80%e'
Corn steady; No. 2 white, 19%@21%c; No. 3
19020 c. Barley lower; No. 2, 35c; sample, 24
@35e. Rye firm; No. 1, 43c. Provisions high
er.
ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 30.— Wheat— No. 2 red
cash elevator, 91c; track, 925 94c; No. 2
hard cash, 89c bid; December 91*4 c asked-
May, 93% c bid. Corn lower; No.' 2 cash',
21%@21%c; December, 21 Vie; May, 24%®'24%c
bid. Oats— No. 2 cash, 19c bid; May,~"22%c.
Rye, 37c.
LIVERPOOL.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 30.— Wheat— Futures
quiet, V 2 a higher; December, 7s 'id: January,
7s %d. Maize quiet, &d higher; December
3s %d; January, 3s.
PRODUCE MARKETS.
MINNEAPOLIS MARKET.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30.— Strictly fancy
makes of butter are scarce and keeping close
ly cleaned up. Very little stock is on sale,
and the market is firm at quotations. Lower
grades are selling on account of the small
amount of fancy butter that is being re
ceived. The market is in excellent condi
tion to sell on, and shippers should keep
their goods coming as fast as possible. Cream
eries—The market is firm and receipts of fine
goods are light, and sellers find no difficulty
m moving their offerings at quotations. Firsts
are cleaning up readily, and the lower grades
are moving well. Dairies— Fancy* makes are
firm at quotations. Extra nice lots are oc
ca&lonally bringing more. The market is I
cleaning up closely on anything suitable for I
table use. Low grades are in good demand
at quotations. Roll Butter— Roll butter is
not coming in freely. Fresh sweet stock is
salable at 9%@11e, according to condition and
fancy at 14@15c. Packing Stock— Common
packing stock is selling at 74c. Fresh goods
that are suitable for ladling are bringing a
little more.
Eggs— The market is firm on fresh eggs
and receipts are running light, and there
is a moderate inquiry, which takes arrivals
up readily. Quotations are: Strictly fresh !
laid, cases included, loss off, 19c; seconds
cases included, B@9c; cold storage, No. 1, 17c.
Cheese — The market is firm on fancy cheese.
Offerings are moderate, and there is a Rood
trade.
Dressed Poultry— The market is firm on
fresh dressed, fancy unfrozen chickens and
turkeys are easier. There is more or less poor
stock on hand that has been frozen and much !
of it was poorly dressed and dealers find it I
difficult to clean this stock up at any price, j
Receipts of fancy unfrozen poultry are light
and there is a good demand for it.
Live Poultry— The market in very dull.
Dealers discourage shipments at present, as
prices are apt to prove unstisfactory.
NEW YORK PRODUCE.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— Hay dull. Hops
firm. Hides quiet. Leather firm. Wool
quiet. Beef steady. Cut meats firm. Lard
steady. Pork firm. Tallow quiet. Petroleum
dull. Rosin steady. Turpentine easy. Rice
steady. Molasses steady. Pig iron' steady
Copper firm. Lead strong. Tin quiet Spel
ter quiet. Cottonseed oil steady. Coffee op-
tions opened steady, with prices s@lo points
lower; ruled generally dull and closed barely
steady at unchanged prices. Sales, 14,000
bags. Sugar— Raw quiet but steady; refined
quiet.
BUTTER. tAUD EGGS.
NEW YORK, Nov.* 3©.— Butter firm; West
ern creamery, 13%@23c; Elgins. 23c; factory,
7@l2c. Cheese steady; large, 7%@10%c; small
7%@10%c; part skims,, 3%@7c; full skints.
2%@3c. Eggs annotate and Pennsylvania
22@2<Sc; Western, 15'/i@246.
Chicago, Nov. 30.— Butter firm; creamery, 15
<g<22c; dairies, 10@18<\ Eggs firm; fresh, 22c.
MISCELLANEOUS.
HIDE MARKET.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30.— Green salted and
green hides "have declined %c a pound, and
Indications are that they will decline %c
more in a day or so.
The Shoe and Leather Review says: The
gas is out of the hide boom, and a collapse
seems imminent. Af this writing the dealers
all deny that they mould accept 8c for buff
hides, but tanners have been solicited to buy
at B^4c and have refused to pay more than
the even figure. It is asserted that buff hides
have been offered at B^c for future delivery
without takers. At 8c buff hides are still
almost oc a pound above the average price
for December. In 1895, during the excite
ment, when fictitious values were put upon
all kinds, buffs never brought more than 9%c
and that only in June and July. By Septem
ber they had subsided to B%c, and December
found them at 6e. Later in the month, how-
e Ytl' 7^ ere Wa f a sharp rally ' and 1£95 closed
with 7&c as the ruling price.
MINNEAPOLIS HAY MARKET.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30.-J. H, Hunt &
Co. report the hay market as very quiet
Offerings are cot large, but fully up to the
demand.
Choice lowa upland $6.00@6.50
Choice Minnesota upland 5 00@5.50 i
M^ium 4.50E5.00
Mixed hay 5.50@6.00
Coarse as to quality 3.00@3.60
T'mothy @8 25
R ye straw | 30^
NEW YORK COFFEE.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.-Coffee-Santos
oo 1 /^; » ood average Santos 11, $700; receipts,
29 000; stock, 673.000; Hamburg, irregular; %
H& ?a °t e n ; Sale v s ' 27 - 000 - Rio l uiet ; No. 7
Rio 10 $900; exchange, 8 3-16 d; receipts, 14,
--«V^v? e r reo cd ,™ for the United States, 3,000;
stock, 382,000. Total warehouse deliveries
In^o } United States, 31,115, including
30 542 from New York. New York stock to
day 311,085; United States stock, 355,566;.
afloat for the United States, 316.000; total vis
r9q e B 7Q Or ii? t e United stat€S > 671 - 566 ba «s against
o^»,s/» Mtst year.
SEED MARKET.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.-The flaxseed market
was fa.rly active, with prices firm at near
those Saturday. Receipts here were 37 cars
22 cars at Duluth an^ 12 cars at Minneapolis.
The official close as reported by the Weaver
Commission company is as follows: Cash
?" at 7 ' c ; December at 74Vic, and May at
80c per bu. Cash Uftnothy seed closed at
It *>> ™ m ?; December at $2.25, and March
K 7o ' ,? lo i' er seeO, closed at $8 per 100 lbs.
Minneapolis flaxsee£-q*»«ted at 73c per bu.
NEW YORK DRY GOODS.
r^iY \? RK ' Nov - 3 °- In a «l ulet manner
considerable new business was affected
through spot buyers and mail orders for im
mediate requirements and spring specialties
me various branches of the manufacturers,
of cotton garments 'are becoming an impor
tant factor in the demand and all styles of
colored and fancy coUons are receiving re
newed attention. Printing cloths dull at 2%c
and no sales reported.
LIVE STOCK.
b -,
UNION STOCK YARDS.
Receipts— 100 hogs, 100 cattle.
HOGS— Very few hogs offered, but what
were in sold at strong 10c advance.
Representative Sales-
No. Ay. Price. No. Ay. Price
4 445 $3 10 33 315 $3 20
2 385 3i019 173 320
51 153 3 201
CATTLE— Not enough cattle arrived to sup
ply the demand. More fat cattle, stockers
and feeders wanted.
Representative Sales-
No. Ay. Price.l No. Ay. Price.
2 cows 920 $1 75 1 stocker... 370 $2 90
13 mixed ..826 200 9 feeders . Sr.3 325 i
36- stockers. 728 2 80J4 stockers.. 635 295 i
2 mixed . . 720 2 60|6 stockers. . 606 300 '
1 bull ...,1420 2 4i-21 stookers. 709 315
4 stockers.. 377 2 901 1 stocker. . 410 275
SHEEP— Steady.
MIDWAY HORSE MARKET.
Barrett & Zimmerman's report: Today's
receipts light. A large and cliofce assort
ment of all grades of horses on hand. De
mand limited and prices low. Representa
tive sales:
Wt. Price.
1 pair roan geldings, 6 years.
sound, drivers ." 2,400 $120 00
1 pair gray mares, 5 years, serv
ice sound 3,000 165 00
1 pair bay geldings, 7 years,
sound, choice 3,300 215 00 j
1 pair gray geldings. 9 years, wind
and work 2,500 47 50'
1 pair brown mares, 5 and 6 years,
service sound m 2,600 95 00
1 gray mare, 7 years, to halter 1.700 27 50
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.— Prices for cattle were
etrong with an advance of 10c per 100 lbs in
cattle good enough to sell for $4.50 or more. |
Common to extra native beef steers were 1
wanted at $3.50@5.45 with sales largely at I
$4.40@5. Stockers and feeders were stronger ;
with sales at $2.50@4.20fpr the poorest to the |
best. Butchers' an<| canners' cattle were ac- I
\\ve and steady, cows and bulls going !
chiefly at $2^3, with good to choice fat heif- !
ers in good demand 'at $3.25@3.75 and in some I
cases at $3.80@4. Calves .were wantfd around '
at $4.75@5 per 100 lbs for choice lots. The |
hog market was remarlcably strong today |
and sales were made 10c. higher than on last |
Saturday. Common to prime droves sold at
$3.20fi3.70, the bulk of/Jthe swine going at
$3.40@3.60. Pigs were also in active demand
and sold at $2.75@3.65, largely above $3.25. i
The best butcher ffogs, averaging about 220
lbs, sold today at $5.70. In sheep small re
ceipts sent prices up with a rush and there 1
was an advance of 10@2ac per 100 lbs, lambs !
advancing decidedly, the' most. Common to
prime lambs sold r^dily at $3.50@5.50. com- j
mon to choice sheep at $2@3.50, and fat !
yearlings at $3.60@.4.50. Receipts: Cattle,
15,000; hogg, 34.000: . sheep, 12,000.
KANSAS GITY.
KANSAS CITY, j*o*~ 80.— Cattle— Receipts,
3.500: shipments, 2.300; Texas steers, $2@4.25;
Texas cows, $2@2.65; native steers, $3.50@
4.85: native cows and heifers, $1.30@3.25;
stockers and feeders. $2@3.90; bulls, $1.75@3. j
Hogs— Receipts. 5.500; bulk of sales, $3.35@
3.50; heavy, $3.25@3.52%; packers, $3.20@3.20';
mixed, $3.25@3.55; lights, $3.15@3.50; Yorkers, !
$3.40@3.50; pigs, $2.95@3.25. Sheep— Receipts,
400; shipments, 1,200; lambs, $2.75.@4-30; mut- I
tons, $1.50(g3.25.
OMAHA.
OMAHA. Nov. 30.— Cattle— Rpceipts, 2,400;
native beef steers. $3.50@4.80; Western steers,
$3.25@5.90; Texas steers, $2.5(X§3.50; cows and I
heifers. $2.5083; canners. $1.50@2.50; stock- I
ers and feeders, $3@3.Sj; calves, $3@5.25; 1
bulls, stags, etc., $1.75@3. Hogs— Receipts,
2.700; heavy, $3.25@3.40; mixed, $3.30@3.40;
light, $3.40@3.50; bulk of sales, $3.35@3.40.
Sheep — Receipts, 350; natives, $2.75@3150;
Westerns. $2.50@3; common and stock sheep,
$2@2.75; lambs, $3.50@4.50.
SIOUX CITY.
SIOUX CITY. Io.; Nov. 30.— Cattle-^Seven
hundred; Saturday, 195; shipments, 157; mar
ket quiet and steady: cows, bulls and mixed,
$l@3.10; veals, $3(g4.50; stockers and feeders,
$2.80@3.40; calves and yearlings, $2.75@3.55;
Westerns. $3®3.50.
HOGS— Five hundred; Saturday, 564. Ship
ments. 25; market big; 5c higher; selling,
$3.30@3.35; bulk, $3.35.
ST. LOUIS.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. SO.— Cattle— Receipts, 4,000;
market strong; native shipping steers, $4g
4.85; stockers and feeders, $2@3.70; cows and
heifers, $1.75@3.50; TeJtas and -Indian steers, j
$2.40@3.70. Hogs— Receipts, 7,000; heavy, $3.10 .
@3.50; mixed, $3.20@3.j15; light, $3.10@3.50. 1
Sheep— Receipts, 1,000; muttons, $2.50(53.50;
lambs, $3@4.50.
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Miners* Cipse* Dismissed.
LEADVILLE, Cot>, N6v. 30.— 1n the dis
trict court today tho* oa&es against the officers
of the miners' union, -ofcafrged with being im
plicated in the murder of Fireman Jerry
O'Keefe. who was ffcilled during the attack
I on the Colorado mine, Sept. 27 last, were dis
missed on motion of"th»;dlstrict attorney, who
said he had no ev^epc^t against them. The
hearing in the casje' of Charles Bone and
William Rowe. charged 'with the O'Keefe mur
der, was begun behind closed doors.
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STOGKS SOLD OFF
FRACTIONAL DECLIXES IN RAIL
WAYS AJfD MATERIAL LOSSES
IJJ SPECIALTIES.
THE LIST RAIDED BY BEARS.
LOXG INTEREST DISPOSED TO
STAY OUT OP THE MAR
KET.
BIG BILL CAMPAIGN IMPENDING.
Certain to Come It the Message of
the President la Along Conserv
ative Lines.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— The indisposition of
the general public, as well as other operators
who were usually Identified with the long
side, to make ventures pending the delivery
of the presidential message, continues to favor
the bear faction. Bulls say that if the mes
sage is conservative on the Cuban question, as
it is said to be, outside buying and a run
of the bears to cover are practically certain
to result. There is no important liquidation
of long stocks, and the volume of short con
tracts outstanding is believed to have in
creased materially of late. The exceptional
ease of money and recent complete reversal
of financial and exchange operations, as be
tween New York and London, are laid special
stress upon by the security holding and own
ing interests, and, other things being equal,
afford the sinews of war for a bull campaign.
Meanwhile, dealings in stocks are practically
confined to the traders on the floor of the
exchange. The bears were again successful
today in forcing a lower level for prices, but
the movement was irregular in this respect,
and also in point of activity, as intervals
of profound dullness were alternated with
spasms of animation. This condition was due
to spasmodic efforts to cover shorts. The
final comparative figures, however, show im
portant fractional concessions in the railways
and more material declines in some of the
specialties.
The reported absence of liquidation does not
hold good as regards the specialties, which are
subject to peculiar trade or speculative factors.
London continues to work in perhaps un
premeditated concert with the local advocates
of lower prices with a more unfavorable senti
ment than is warranted by the extent of its
operations.
The market opened at general concessions
which later became quite marked, fncidental
to renewed firmness in the exchange market
posted figures, in one instance being advanced
C I? '♦• 8 4%@4.88, the highest quotations
recorded for a long time past. The specialties
were the features of the market. Sugar was
the leader in volume trading and lost 2%
per cent, the extreme concession made in the
active list. The ostensible cause of the break
was the reported suspension of the Williams
burg refinery. Manhattan sagged 2%- Gen
eral Electric, 2y 4 ; Consolidated Ou i«.
a er ir-?L eferred> 1% ' and various other
stocks l@i% per cent. Laclede Gas fell ">u,
per cent in anticipation of the long pending
supreme court verdict, but recovered 1% pc?
cent later. New Jersey Central became promi
-5* U" int CloSin ?,- dealin S s and declined
2% per cent on selling assumed to be for
ssfk^rss-joSftX" 8 was sluggish and
deS ay w^ dS fr W a e c[i coe on d a U l U £$ 'ZTe &&
fl «7 n nm> n e lnactlVe issues - Sales were
irJi»V Otal S o IeS Of stocks were 189 - 965 shares,
Ph. g A Sl 2 gar ' 86 - 50 °: Burlington. 12,900 :
2 M g ? B™aV8 ™ a V' 7< L 0: General Electric. 4,800; L
& N., 3,800; Manhattan, 5,500; Reading 22,100-
Rock Island, 8,900; St. Paul 15,200- Western
Lnion, 3,700: Southern preferred; 4 900
The following were the fluctuations' of ' the
leading railway and industrial stocks yester
day, furnished by C. H. F. Smith & Co
members of the New York stock exchange and
the Ohicag^jacard of trade:
flf f J
AtchiEon ivTi 141? 107/ i,it
Atchhon pfd .. 23 23$ « % 22*
Am. Cotton Oil .... 15 ?5 15 52£
Bay State Gas ...." 10 10 L "|
C^bTo* ° hl ° •-• " 17 16^ 1«5
c" c' *r Q *' «;"V 18%I 8% 78 * 77 % 77 %
*"•, L., C. & St. L.. 30 30 ! 30 58i*
a3rii,!!£; 85 d sst si
S^&isE , 25 * .** 25 4 M
Del., Lack & Western ... J^ 7 *
Ge^raYEiectric:::::: XS' SB "JSt &
Hocking Valley $2 173J ??$ ??£
Illinois Central . . | '* 17^ l^
iTnILT^Ls ™* io^ ior ™,
Kansas & Texas pfd.. 28^ '28^ '28' 27%
Linseed Oil ;*] il*
Laclede Gas ... 23 | '>2dL 21U 22
KS!T BNS8 N 5r N AiSS! %h \ 4 48 t
IX^llt ::::: 58% «* «$
Manhattan Con 9 e" "96%] 94V 4 94
Minnesota . 60 «,* m < f
M. & St. L.. 2d pfd. .' 47
Missouri -pacific .... 22 22" '2i%i 21U
Michigan Central ' 4 Si*
N. P. Common 141/! '14% "iii; ]4
Pt/^.E 3 a s* pi
New York Central .. 94 94% i94 tvX
M Or^ W f tern 104 W 4 % l 104 104
n™ E American 5% 646 1 4% 4%
Sa P fd-.::::::::: u% 45% i «*l «
Ontario & Western .. 15 "is" "is" \k
C an MaU . " ** J*
Roc^fsiand" •:::::::: 6 2 % X "£*! i %
Southern Railway ... 9% 9% 97J L
&s%ssss pfd 28 * 254 &1 1
Suga^Refinery :: in| iii| iis| n|
Tennessee Coal 28% 28« 28 or
Texas Pacific 9% g« J L
Union Pacific ..".".i 9^ 9S | % **
V. S. Rubber 2514 25% 24% *>i«
Western Union 86% 86% 86 86
vv abash I ay
Wabash pfd iku\ ifiii "iw i-i?
Whf^ElAi£!Llßrii_B4|j|%_jß* ?%
nth* U °V n E Were the closiD 8 Quotations of
Press- aS reported by the Associated
Adams Express.. .148 N. Y. &~nHe IT"
Alton & T. H.... 58 Ont. & Western" ll
American Ex 11l Oregon Nay 12
Canadian Pacific. 56 O. S. L &u"n' IK
Canada Southern. 48V 2 P. D. & E ' 2
Central Pacific... 15 Pittsburg .'. ut
Chicago & Alton. l6o Rio G. W ir
Con. Gas 160 dc pfd iin
D OI *R r ] Vh- i?v St k PaUl & Omaha 34°
IJ. &R. G. pfd... 41% do pfd 197
East Tennessee... 15 Southern Pacific' 1*
Fort Wayne 160 Term. C. &i" 28
Gt. Nth'n pfd 121 T. &O. C. pfd" 50
C. &E. I. pfd.... 95 D. S. Express. "40
St. Paul & D.... 20 Wells-Fargo Ex ' 97
Kan. & T. pfd.... 2S W. &L. E 77/,
l. c. & w is% do pfd ..:::::;; &
Louis. & N. A... %!Mpls. & St L 19
Manhattan Con... 94 JD. & R. G " 11%
Mem. & Chas.... 15 Nat'l Linseed 15
Mobile & 0hi0.... 22 Col. F. & I S
Nash. & Chatt... 84 do pfd 70
N. J. Central.... 101 % T.. S. L. & kV 'c. 4U
N»r. & W. pfd... 16 do pfd 10
U. P., D. & G.... 2^'Southern ..'.'. 974
N. W. pfd 149 • do pfd : . . : 27%
BOND LIST.
U. S. new 4s reg..H9%C. P. lsts of '95 10'%
do 4s coup 119% D. &R.g. la 111
do 5s reg 113*4 ' do 4s ... 3914
do 5s coup 113% Erie 2ds 64
do 4s reg 109 G. H. & S. Ai'&lOSK
do 4s coup ....llOVi do 7s .. ioo
do 2s reg 95'^ 11. & T. Gen" ss". 108
♦Pacific 6s of '95. 99% ido 6s 100
Ala., Class A 101% 1L K. T. lst"4s" 58
do Class B ....101'i do 2d 4s " 84^
do Clasi C 96 iMutual Union 6s 108
do Currency 94 N. J. Cen. Gen. SsillS
La. New Con, 4s . 96 No. Pac. lsts ....115
Missouri 6s 100 do 2ds .. 116' i
N. C. 6s 119 do 3d3 ...'. 78
do 4s 97% Northwest Con . 140
S. C. Ncn-Fuud .. I%] do S. F. deb 55.. 109
Term. New Set 6s 78 ,R. G. W. Ist? 74»4,
do 5s 105 St. Paul Con. 73..128V4
do Old Gs 60 I do C. & P.W. 05.11414
Va. Centuries 61% St.L.& I.M.Gen.ss 74'
do deferred .... 7 gt.L.& 5.F.0en.65.109
Atchison 4s 75% Tex. Pac. lsts . . 88V1
do 2d A 41 I do 2ds 21
Can. So. 2ds ... .104% U. Pac. lsts 0f '96.102
0. R. & N. 15t5.. 112% West Shorg 4s ..106
* Ex-lntereat.
MINING STOCKS.
Bulwer ?o^BOntario $7 00
Cholor 2 00Ophlr 115
Crown Point 30i»Plymouth 20
Coa. Cal and Va. 1 60 Quicksilver 1%
Deadwood 1 15 Quicksilver pfd. . . 10
Gould and Curry. 60 Sierra Nevada ... 60
Hale and Norcross 1 15 Standard 1 15
Homestake 29 00 Union Con 30
•Iron Silver 40 Yellow Jacket 30
Mexican 50
_____ .
WALL, STREET TALK.
The St. Paul statement for October, showing
a decrease in net of $297,000, was rather better
than expected. An approximate statement for
four months shows that about 2% per cent
has been earned on common stock, against
4 per cent for the same time last year. The
operating expenses for October were 53 72-100
per cent, against 50% per cent in 1895. The
Pennsylvania statement for October was a
poor one, showing a decrease over the entire
system for ten months in gross of $4,000,000,
and a decrease in net of $3,372,000. Wabash
earnings for October decreased $68,000. On
the basis of the charges of the reorganiza
tion plan, the Reading would have earned,
in eleven months this year, a surplus of $365,
--956. C, C, C. & St. L. earnings the third
week of November decreased $34,539.
The New York Times says that now that
President Fowler has returned from Europe,
strenuous efforts will be made to dissolve the
floating trust of Ontario & Western by pay
ing a dividend on common stock after Jan. 1.
Market promises to be dull until the presi
dent's message is issued, which will probably
be at the beginning of next week, when the
market ought to rally, as the message wijl be
a very conservative one.
LONDON FINANCIAL.
NEW YORK. Nov. 30.— Evening Posts
London financial cablegram: The stock mar
kets were idle today, the only features being
a rise in consols to 112% en government buy
ing and cheaper money and a further spurt
in Argentines on the prospect of a resump
tion of full paymept on tlie national external
loans. There is a fairly large speculative ac
count now in Argentines. Americans were
dull but quiet, the buying being from the
best quarters. Operations in exchange in
New York, together with uncertainty as to
whether gold is to go to India, made the
outlook in the money market here peculairly
difficult to gauge. The tendency is easier for
the moment. Russia still takes all the gold
offered. The Paris bourse was steady. The
settlement has begun there.
MISSOURI NATIONAL FAILS.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 30.— The Missouri Na
tional bank closed Its doors this morning,
owing to the heavy withdrawals of one of its
principal depositors. The deposits are
$1,500,000. This action was precipitated by
the withdrawal of $50,000 in one lump by
Heim, the wealthy local brewer, whose ac
tion was quickly followed by others. The
last statement Issued by the bank showed
deposits of $1,561,000, and 'cash exchanges
amounting to $546,000. Its officials are D. V.
Rieger, president, and D. R. Covington, cash
ier.
PREFERENCES SET ASIDE.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.— Judge Grosscup. in
the United States district court, today de
cided that the preferences given to the United
States Rubber company, L. Candee & Co.
and the Metropolitan National bank by C. H.
Fargo & Co., boot and shoe dealers, were
void. They were, therefore, set aside and a
receiver appointed. The decision is in favor
of the Chicago and Eastern creditors.
CREDITORS MUST WAIT.
DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 30.— Negotiations
for a settlement of the claims of third mortg
age creditors against the Mabley stock will
be delayed. Cane, McCaffry & Co. will ap
peal to the supreme court for permission to
replevin goods. About all other creditors are
ready for a settlement, presumably on a
25 per cent basis, but must now wait the
outcome of the above appeal.
NEW YORK MONEY.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— Money on call easy
at 2@2% per cent; last loan, 2%; closed at 2§>
2V&. Prime mercantile paper, 4@5 per cent.
Sterling exchange firm, with actual business
in bankers' bills at $4.86%(§4.87 for demand
and $4.53% for sixty days. Posted rates,
$4.83 1-3<fi4.B3V£, and $4.87@4.88; commercial
bills, $4.82%. Bar silver, 65c. Silver cer
tificates, 65%@65%c.
MONEY CONFERENCE.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.— Chicago will be rep
resented at the Indianapolis monetary con
ference which begins Tuesday, by H. F.
Dousman, William D.'ckinson and P. B.
Weare. These gentlemen have been selected
by President William T. Baker to represent
the Chicago board of trade in the deliberations
of the convention.
EIGHT HUNDRED EMPLOYED.
SANFORD, Me., Nov. 30.— The big plant of
the Sanford Manufacturing company resumed
operations this morning, after a long shut
down. About 800 people, cr two-thirds of the
full force, are at work, and the others will !
be employed as soon as the general business
outlook warrants.
JEWELERS FAIL,
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— Isaac Swope & Co.,
manufacturers of watch movements and jew
elry, confessed judgment for $7,390. The total
liabilities are estimated at $75,000; nominal
assets of $50,000. The firm has a branch
house in St. Louis.
PEMBERTON MILLS START.
LA.WRENCE, Mass., Nov. 30.— The Pem
bcrton mills, of Lawrence, started this morn
ing, after a shut-down of four' months. The
mills employ 800 hands, but over 300 were
turned away without work.
CHICAGO MONEY.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30.— Money steady at 6@7
per cent. New York exchange, 75c premium.
Foreign exchange firm; demand, $4 86%- I
sixty days, $4.83%.
BANK CLEARINGS.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.— Clearings, $75,591.
--621; balances, $5,157,901.
Boston. Nov. 30.— Clearings, $12,752,249; bal
ances, $1,731,018.
TREASURY STATEMENT.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.— Today's treasury
statement: Available cash balance, $22S 006
--734; gold reserve, $130,407, 237.
STILLWATER NEWS.
t .
Prominent Merclinnt Dead-Logging
Progressing.
Peter Michaels has been received at the
prison from St. Louis county to serve one
year and six months for grand larceny in the
second degree. J. W. Montrant, received from
Clay county, will serve six months for a
similar offense.
James Hanson, a well known Stillwater
merchant, died Sunday evening at Hudson
of a cancer of the stomach, with which he
had suffered for several months. Deceased was
forty-three years of age, and came to Still
water twenty-five years ago. During the past
fourteen years he has conducted a grocery
store on North Main street, and was well
liked by all with whom he came in contact.
He is survived by a widow and several chil
dren. The funeral will be held from the
family residence on South First street tomor
row afternoon.
In the district court yesterday the case of
C. Henningsen vs. Charles Haitman went to
the jury, and the taking of testimony began
In the action of Andrew Gunn vs. Malloy
13rn». and Mc€lure.
At G. Field's •minstrels will be an attrec
tion at the Grand opera house this evening.
Aid. Tim Donovan has returned from a trip
to the pineries and says that good skidding
is being done in all camps. The swamps are
soft, and it will take cansiderable cold weather
to enable loggers to haul over them.
The Elks' social will be held on Friday
evening of this week, instead of on Thursday
as stated. This .vlll be the first Elks' hop
of the season.
Real Estate Transfer)).
J Martin Lumber Co to P Reilly, It 10,
blk 5, Rogers' add, It 12, blk 22, Sum
mit Park, Its 4, 5 and 6, blk 2, Oak
land Park $7,000 j
P Reilly and wife to J Gund Jr, same
property as above and Its 11 and 12,
blk 2, Summit View add 13,000
G Otto and wife to Elizabeth Rosa, It
2, blk 2, Otto's add 1
Chute Bros Co to H Kroning, It 30,
Chute Bros.' Div No. 2 750
H B Drake to Nellie B Drake, Its 7
and 8, blk 10, Como Heights add 5 000
M. H Binet to A A Binet, It 29, Grotto
St add 1
Crescentea Reis and husband to A Day
Jr et al.. It 11, blk 57, Irvine's enl to
Rice & Irvine's add 10
A Day et al to P J Each et al, It 11,
blk 57 Irvine's enl to Rice & Irvine's
add
W J Beecher and wife to F Braun, It
26, blk 16, Smith's subdn of Stinsou's
div 835
Seand-Am Bank to Fifth Ward Bldg
Soc, It £0, blk 3, E Rice's First add.. 400
Transfers, 10; total $30,997
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She Mnde the Masks.
KANSAg CITY, Nov. 30.—Fifteen-year
old Emma Layton, an orphan, has been held
by the police as an important witness against
the four men who. Thanksgiving night, "held
up" and attempted to rob a car full of passen
gers on the Kansas City & Independence
electric line. To Mrs. James Townsend, who
cared for the girl a year --age, when she --was
brought here from the Council Bluffs, 10.,
asylum, she declared she had made the masks
for the robbers and knew of their plans
which were, she claims, concocted at the
horns of the Ridgeway brothers at Centroßplis.
Rogers & Rogers
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Building Society loans released and straight
uioriKaßO loans negotiated instead— with the "ou
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Offices 113 & 115 En Ucott Arcade.
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Members i , New Yort st()ck -xchinge.
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