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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1900.
FEATITIG OP TIIE YEAR'S CLOSE OX
THE XmV YORK 3IARKET.
Optimistic View of Condition! Taken
hy Traders, DeNjiIte. Shrinkages of
the rant Two Weeks.
AN EASIER MONEY SITUATION
GCLD KXroIlTS HAVE NO BAD EF
FECT OX WALL STREET.
Table of the Marked Chance In
Share Valaea Local Uoslnen Stag
nant, rvlth Price Very Firm.
At New York Saturday money on call was
8tead7 at 637 per cent.; last loan, 6 per
Prime mercantile paper, 6 per cent. !
Sterling exchange was firm, with actual
business In bankers' bills at $4.87U4.S7
for demand, and $1.S1;Q 4.S2 for sixty days;
posted rate, J4.S2V2fx4.S3 and $4.SSi; com
mercial bills, US0'4Q.S0?;.
Silver certificates were 5SH'3501c; bar sil
ver was S3Hc; Mexican dollars were 47v.c.
Bar silver, on the London market, was
steady at 27 3-lSd per ounce.
The week's Imports of specie, at the port
of New York, were $54.123 In gold and $133,560
In silver. The exports, for the samo period,
were $S0,&13 In silver bars and coin, and
14.905.200 In gold.
The Imports of dry goods and merchan
dise at the port of New York for the week
were valued at $9,430,642.
The weekly statement of the Associated
New York banks. Issued Saturday, shows
the following changes:
Surplus reserve. Increase $7S4.000
Loans, increase 373.500
Bpecie, decrease 4W.200
Legal tenders, increase 1.1G3.000
Deposits, decrease 34S.S0O
Circulation, Increase 43,800
The banks now hold $11.1SS,070 in excess of
the legal requirements.
The Financier says: "The statement of
the New York clearing house banks for
the week ending Dec SO shows a further
gain of $784,000 In surplus reserve, the total
now standing at $1L1(W,073. As was the case
during the previous week, all the cash
trained by the banks went to swell excess
reserve, since deposit requirements were
lessened by the shrinkage in that item.
The statement Is favorable and indicates
that the Influx of fund3 from the interior
In the past six days has been quite as
heavy as had been estimated. The loss of
crold to Europe by Saturday's steamer does
not count in the curreut exhibit, but the
exports of a week ago figure to the full
extent. The outward flow, therefore, has
been almost made up by subsequent re
ceipts, and the gain in legal tenders rep
resents the surplus shipments from the in
terior. The banks have maintained their
position so far aa cash id concerned, but
they have added little to their loaning
capacity. If the experience of January
last year is a criterion, heavy receipts for
the next few weeks may bo expected from
domestic centers, with the difference that
whereas last winter the New York banks
retained all the money that was forwarded
them, they must now provide for the de
mands that Europe is making for Ameri
can gold. Still, the present arrangements
with the treasury are such that there will
. be no further drain of domestic funds Into
government vaults, an operation that takes
money oat of use even more effectively
than gold exports. The continuance of the
present export movement 13 Important, in
that it determines the extent to which the
banks here can expand their loans, and
above that the rates which they will ob
tain on them. As the same factors inci
dent to the transfer of funds which mark
the January period in the United States
are operative abroad, conservative bankers
are figuring that the return flow of money
rrom various centers Into the rreat for
eign banks will tend to make rates easier
abroad and affect exchange quotations to
tne point or stopping exports of gold from
New York. If this is the case, the banks
here will probably recuperate their re
sources, or at; least they will be in a no
eltlon to expand their commitments. As It
Is, loans are now almost stationary, while
deposits are beine: reduced. No one looks.
nowever, for the burst of expansion that
marked the opening c the great rise in
speculative prices in January last year."
STOCK MARKET RESERVE.
The transactions of the New York Stock
Exchange Saturday were moro or less in
terrupted by the holiday frolic of the
brokers on the floor, but there was sufli
cient trading In evening up account for
the close of the year to make quite an ac
tive market and some irregutarity Li
prices. The Baltimore & Ohio stocks, after
their upward leap of Friday, were conspic
uously affected, the common falling back
nearly 2ft and the preferred over a point.
ine most active of the specialties lnclud
lng sugar, the tobaccos and the New York
city traction stocks, were also Inclined to
react, although the undertone was strong
and there was a disposition to hold stocks
for the expected demand after ths first of
the year. The expectation of this demand
Is based on the sudden relapse In the mon
ey rates at all the leading financial cen
ters, the London discount rate railing be
low the bank rate Saturday and the Ber
lin rate showing a further decline. This
Elves ground for a hope that the expoit
movement of gold will be brought to a
stop. It Is possible, however, that the re
laxation in foreign money rate may be
based on expectations of further supplies
of gold from this country. That beliu the
case hankers believe there may be rccir
rences of money stiffness in January. The
day's trading demonstrated that tho level
of prices stUI offers inducements for In
vestment buying. The sales of small lots
of less than 100 shares continued even moie
conspicuous than on recent days All
grades of stocks were embraced li thH
demand down to the nondlvidend paying
stocks witn only remote prospects of re
turn. The prevailing sentiment on the ex
Change this decidedly bullish. The constant
striving of the financial world to anticipate
events is responsible for the paradox of
y nveiy recovery in prices or secumi2s una
easy money conditions In the lasc week of
TKt m An1am r r 4 Vi a Ann stf r 1 tA1 .9 la
, responsible for the week s events in a two
fold sense. The preceding week's parle con
ditions were the result of preparation for
the money pinch which has long been
looked for at the close of the year, owing
to the extraordinary magnitude of the
Jan. 1 disbursement this year. That week's
forced liquidation overdid itself, as such
violent movements are certain to do. and
Wall street found itself unexpectedly flush
of funds, with prices of securities at the
lowest level of the year, and a practically
universal conviction that the beginning of
the new year will mark a period of easier
money, ith the regular reflux of funds
from active use In the business world's
financial centers. The speculative world,
therefore, executed an abrupt about-face,
and rushed to buy stocks to anticipate the
grood times supposed to be coming with the
new year. The demand was particularly
urgent rrom the short interest, which had
overextended itself during the week of
vCanlc, and worked some violent recoveries
In the stocks which had suffered most se
verely from that week's flurry. For in
stance, Metropolitan Street-railway, which
closed on Saturday, Dec. 1G. at 17. sold in
the panic at 117 and rallied last week to
1TÜH. which, allowing for-the dividend de-
cuctea. is equivalent to over ISO. In fart
the general level of prices has recovered
to aDout mat or Saturday before the panic.
TABLE OF SHRINKAGES.
From the speculative standpoint, doubts
nave arisen whether the violence cf this
recovery was not excessive, and there has
been realizing by holders who bought In
the panic, either to sustain prices or in a
bunt tr bargains, and renewed hort sell
Ins wl'the recovered hlirh level. The 'fol-
lowing table will give an Idea of the vio
lence of the speculative movement In the
stock market during the past year, and
win account for the wide vibrations of the
last two weeks In attempts to find the eaul-
llbrium of true values. Those stocks have
been selected in which the variations have
been widest, but, generally speaking, they
are all of those in which transactions have
been largest, so that they are fairly repre
sentative of the market. Irt the column
headed "About Jan. 3," prices marked with
an 'asterisk are the first or listing prices
of stocks floated during the year.
Low in About
High. : panic Jan. 2.
Brooklyn Transit 137 61 7SU
uui i.4 in; ,&
Denver & R. G. pref SO
Erie first pref 42
Beading first pref CSJ
Malting pref 8TV4
Steel and Wire 72
Tin Plate ; 524
Tin Plate pref tfi
Toü. stock, div. 100 p. c..2239
Anaconda .- o
Colorado Fuel C4
Continental Tobacco ... G5"s
Continental Tob. pref... 103",
Federal Steel 73
Federal Steel pref 93;
Glucose Sugar 76?i
international Paper ...
International Paper pref 05
International Silver 26
National Biscuit 62
National Steel 63
New York Air-brake ....220
People's Gas 129 i
Republic Iron and Steel, liik
Tennessee Coal & Iron..l2C
Union Bag 43
U. S. Milling 5S1;
U. S. Milling pref 7S
u. s. weather 4074
II. S. Leather pref 8lii
U. S. Rubber 57
What revere critics term "the sneculatlve
debauch of the year," will be seen to have
cost security-holders dear, since the re
lapse has generally brought prices below
where they started the year. There are
stocks which have had the dividend rate
Increased and which have nevertheless
fallen back below the level ruling before
the speculative rise set in. in anticiDation
of the increase. It is realization of this fact
and calculation of the rate of return on
money invested that have brought on the
market a large element of investment buy
ers who buy stocks outright to hold. The
large absorption of the floating supply of
5ucks tnus accompnsned the forced liqui
dation of doubtful and unsafe accounts,
and in the wall-street phrase the "squeez
ing or tne water out or prices gives basis
fur the confidence with which investment
buying is prosecuted. Faith in the con
tinuance of the country's prosperity within
tee present horizon of the outlook Is un
impaired. Prices of gilt-edge Investment bonds
were not much affected in the week of
liquidation, but the Junior grade or newly
lstucd or contingent interest paying
bonds, which suffered during that week.
were In good demand last week. United
States threes, old fours, new fours and
fives declined in the bid price.
.Following are the share sales Saturday,
and the closing bid prices:
Atcttscn pref 10.468
Cant da Southern
Chojjptake & Ohio
tniaeo virtat Western
Chiajro. liurlinRton & Quincy.... 4,21.
Chi! Ind. & Louisville 100
ChUInd. Sc Louisville v-ref
ChM.50 & Eastern Illinois
ChMiro & Northwestern
t niao. Kock l?land &. Facinc... z.o..
C. t. C. St Pt. Louis 1,300
I'olondo Southern first pref
Coloado Southern second pref....
jjciarare &. iiunson
Del. J Lack. Sc. Western
Der.r & Rio Grande
Denr & Rio Grand pref
Erie flrst rref
Gttat Northern prsf
Iowa t-ntral rrcf
Kan. t:ty. I'ittsbunr & Gulf
Lake Lie & Western
Lake tic fc Western pref
Ioulsvfe oi. Nashville 6.040
Mar hat in L .420
Mstropoltan Street-railway 2.9'X)
Mexican Central 1,4'K)
Mlnneaths & .St. Louis 300
Mlnneaya a & fct. Louis Drei
Missouri laclßc 4,423
Mobile a Ohio 100
Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Missouri. Kan. & Texas pref 2.6'0
New Jency Central l.coo
New Yot Central.
Norfolk Western 4. 4M
Norfolk; i Western rref
Ontario t Western
Oregon I. & Nav
Oregon H. & Nav. pref
c, St. u
Keadinjj tut pref
Head in ir scond pref
Kio i.rano western
Rio Grand Western Dref
St. Louis i Fan Fran
St. L. & u Fran, first pref
ft. L. Ac fen Fran, second pref...
St. Louis tuthwestern
St. Louis Suthwesttrn Dref .
St. l'aul prf.
St. Paul Sc imaha.
southern l :nc
Southern Rat way pref
Texas & Paiflo..;
Union Pacjiji pref
,.ouun ............................ ....
Wabash prf 600
Wheeling Lake Erl 1.000
V. & L. E.econd pref 1.4C5
Wisconsin Cntral l.Goo
v ells-u arjfo ,
American Cotm Oil 500
American Cotm Oil pref
American Maine: rref
Am, Smelting: md Reflnin
Am. meitins nd Reflnlmr rref..
American spir pref
American Stee TToon
American SteelHoon pref
niuciivaii frrnna wire..........
American Steehnd Wire Dref
American Tin late
American Tin lite pref
American 1 oiumo
American Tobao pref
Anaconda Minis Co
Rrooklyn Rapid Transit
Colorado Ful a.1 Iron
continetai Totafc pref
Glucks Susrar rr
International Pap pref
i.acieu' vas .... ................
National Riscult 5.
National lilscuit ref
National Iead prt
National Steel ..4
National Steel pref
New York A Ir-bra
North American .
Pacific Coast ,
Pacific Coast first f
Pacific Coast eeconDref
Pacific Ms 11
Pressed Steel Car..;
iTcssou cteei car n.f
Pullman Palace Ca
Republic Iron and ar
Republic Iron and Si rrf
Standard Uope and -jne
Tennesse Coal and cn.
unurii Mates Lat.
United States loathe
United States Rubba
United States RubbeVef! !
Total sales 313,7
UNITED STES BONDS
United States twos,
United States threes. r "
. 1 . J - A . - 1. K.. .......... ...
United States new foui
United States new fcu coup..
ITnited States old four8.etr . .. "
United States old fouriUouo .
United States fives, ret .
United States fives, cc,' .'."
Cholor I ...
Crown Point 1 '..
Consolidated California fa Virginia!!
1 "-iiu mm
wmm miu v-urij .........
Hale and Norcross J
Homes ake ,
1 run f:ivr
I . .
Union Consolidated ...
Alloun Mlnlnc Co .
li 4ston and Montana
Rütte and Doston 1
Calumet and Hecla ..i
Cmt'-nnlal i -t
Franklin .1 1
Hurr.roldt I .T
Parrot X .........
Santa F Cop"er..i 5
Tamarack I i
t ; .......
CHICAGO STOCK QUOTATIONS.
L. W. Louis. Room 11, Board of Trade, Indian
apolis, furnishes the following Chicago Quota
tions: Open- IHfrh- Low- Clos
ßtocks. in?, est. est. in?:.
American Steel 43
American Tin 2
National Blcult 3ö"i 3ö'4 35Ti 36i
National Uiscult pref 4
West Chicapj 110t4 no:; HOV; 110'i
City Railway 23
Diamond Match 12) 121 120 121
Alley L r" ....
Metropolitan L pref 7: 8 7Vl4j 79' i
Linseed Oil pref I Ui U
Opinions of Henry Cletva.
Wall Street Financial Review.
The sharp recovery of the last few days
has been somewhat too rapid, being ma
terially accelerated by short covering. As
for the future of the market it is now
quite promising; The year closes with
business in exceptionally sound condition.
Thus far there are no indications of over
trading or overexpansion of credits. Mer
chandise values are on a higher basis and
labor is everywhere well employed at good
and in numerous cases higher wages. If
there are no more failures the bear cam
paign is over, because the violent liquida
tion during the last week has about ex
hausted Itself. What weak spots have
come to the surface have been entirely
with people who have been holders of in
dutrlal securities, who have found it dif
ficult to obtain money thereon. Those who
hold good railroad stocks have nothing to
fear, because the prosperity of all trans
portation companies is phenomenal at the
present time and likely to continue all
through the coming year, thus Insuring a
continuation of their dividend-earning ca
pacity. The industrials, for speculative
operations or as collateral for loans, are
out of fashion, consequently operators In
Wall street will be apt hereafter to give
their attention almost exclusively to
railroad properties, which will give
them a better backing and greater
activity than they had when the
interests were divided between rail
roads and industrials. The best evi
dence of a favorable turn in the market is
that buyinir orders for cash commenced
soon at ter the Monday panic and increased
daily thereafter, induced by the lower
grade of values. This buying brought in
considerable money from all parts of the
country where the order3 came from. I
am quite of the opinion that the worst, is
over, and that breaks hereafter will bo
followed by quick rallies, in which event
the basis for a permanentlj' improving
market will soon bo established. The turn
in the market towards betterment came
very opportunely, as it carried with it to
Wall street a feeling of Christmas cheer
and good will. Out of every hundred prop
erty owners ninety-eight are naturally and
constitutionally bulls and have something
at stake, and therefore will not grieve if
the remaining two bears aro made uncom
fortable. Indeed, It would not be a sad
thing if they would hibernate for the bal
ance of the winter. Tne Improvement of
values affects directly a large proportion of
our population, and will lend a better zest
to the holiday festivities In thousands of
homes. We may now feel confident of the
continued prosperity of our great
country. The business of the coun
try is In the most flourishing con
dition in our historythe railroads have
enough traffic In sight to insure at least
another year of wonderful returns wheels
are humming all over the land. We can
well turn our consideration away from the
now past shaking down to the bright fu
ture. Tho squall has come and gone, and
the situation Is the better for it, now it is
over, because stronger owners of stocks
have supplemented weaker ones; the pro
cess to bring it about was savage liquida
tion. It is like cutting off a dog's tail
It can't be done over again. The liquida
tion had to come as a matter of fact, be
cause the enthusiastic talkers and believers
In the prosperity of the country over
banked themselves on a credit basis. These
people have been the cause and the vic
tims of thi3 panic. They were unable to
realiz3 the new conditions prevailing. They
bought stocks at sky-high prices on a 2
per cent, money market last summer. The
present reduction in values simply has
brought prices down to a 5 per cent, money
basis, which is the present value of money
all over the world, and well employed at
that. While it is well to be conservative In
the immediate future, still I am quite of
the opinion that we have turned the cor
ner and that the lower level of stocks will
take us over into the new year on a rising
Saturday's Dank Clearing.
At New York-Clearings, $222,743.001; bal
ances, 510 779, GOD.
At Philadelphia Clearings, $16,690,212; bal
At Baltimore Clearings, $3,7SL666; bal
At Chicago Clearings, $20,307,400; bal
At St. Louis Clearings, $5,4S2,611; bal
At Cincinnati Clearings, $2.529.500.
At Boston Clearings, 322,356,236; balances, 32,
LOCAL GRAIN AND PRODUCE.
Stock Takln sr Was the Principal Dust
iness of the Day.
On the wholesale streets and on Commission
row little was done on Saturday, it being the
last business day of the year, and the taking
account of stock being about complete. All
seem to agree that 1900 Is entered under very
favorable conditions, aside from the fact that It
Is the year In which to elect a President. There
are but few lines of trade in which the mer
chants have not enjoyed an unprecedentedly
good business during the past year. The month
closes with a hardening tendency to prices" on
many articles that come Into general consump
tion. The local grain market closed the year with
an active request for all cereals at prices which
grain merchants think should bring it on the
market. Track bids on Saturday, as reported
by the secretary of the Board of Trade, ruled as
Wheat No. 2 red. 69c. track, 67Hc on milling
freight; No. 3 red, 65'ytkc; December, 6Jc; wagon
Cortv No. 1 white, Slic; No. 3 white (one
color), 314c; No. 4 white, 2S'a30lic; No. 3
Oats No. 2 white. 2C-iC: No. 3 white, 25Uc:
No. 2 mixed. 24V.-C; No. i mixed, 23Hc.
Hay No. 1 tiiaothy, Sll11.50; No. 2 timothy,
Inspections Corn: No. 3 white, 2 cars; No. 4
white. 3: No. 3 yellow, 3; No. 3 mixed. 8: No. 4
mixed, 2; total. 41 cars. Oats: No. 2 white 2
cars. Hay: No. 2 timothy, 1 car.
Poultry and Other Produce.
(Prices paid by shippers.)
Turkeys Young, selected, over 12 lb. 7'tc rr
lb; turkeys, young, hens. 7 Vic; tom.. 10 lbs and
over, 6c; turkeys, culls, 4; turkeys, hens,
old, fat, 6c; turkeys, toins. old. fat, 4c; springs.
2 to 4 lbs, 6c; hens. 5c; cocks, 3c; ducks, full
feathered. 5c; Reese, full feathered, choice, 4c:
geese, picked. 3c.
Cheese New Ycrk full creams, 14315c; domestia
Swirs. 16G17c: brick, l.'c: llmburcer. Ui5c.
Butter Choice roll. 14o per lb; choice, solid
and broken rolls, lie; poor. No. 2, 610c.
Eggs-Fresh. 17c per fioz.
Feathers Prime geese. 30c per lb; prime duck.
10 17c per lb.
Beeswax 30c for yellow; ilc for dark.
Wool Medium, unwashed. l$j!9c; tub-washed,
2025c; burry and unmerchantable. So lees.
HIDES. TALLOW. ETC.
Green-salted Hides No. 1, 10c; No. 2. 8c: Na.
I calf, lie: No. 2 calf. SVic.
rease White. ; yellow. 3Uc; brown. 23ic.
Ta'.low No. 1. 4c; No. 2, 4c.
Bone Dry, S12Ö13 per ten.
THE JOBDIXG TRADE.
(The Quotations given below are the selling prices
cf the wholesale dealers.)
Corn. 75cJ1.2i. Peache Eastern Standard.
3-lb. $2tj22i; 3-lb etconls. L902; CdlfoniU
standard. 32.1C02.4O; California seconds, Jl.soat.
Miscellaneous Ulaekbe: ties. 2-lb. S53&0c; rasp
berries. 3-:b. fi.2S3l.30; pineapples, standard.
2- lb. fl.SSQl.90; choice. f232-10; cove oysters. Mb
full weight. 93c; lizht. 603-Sc 6tring beaos,
3- lb. 90öiSe; Lima beans. S1.205jL23: peas, mar
rowfats. S.V0I1: early June, fl.2031.13; lob
sters. $l.S.rö2; red cLerrleai wcöü: strawberries,
SSiSSOc; salmon, 1-lb, fiäcöfl; 3-lb tomatoes. hO'j
Candlen and Nut.
Candles Stick, 6Vö7o per lb; common mixed.
6,.iß7c; grocers' mixed. 6c; Banner twist stick
le; cream mlxei, Sc; old-time mixec 7c.
Nuts St-ft-ihelled almonds. 13tflSc. English
walnuts, 12&Hc; Brazil nuts. 9c; Alberts, lie;
peanuts, roasted. 7öc; mixed nut 10c.
OiU LIiieed, 46ö4Sc per gal; coal ell. legal
test. 7??14c: bank. 4Cc: ben straits. 50c; Labrador
0c; Went-Virginia, lubricating. 20g-30c; miners'
40c; lard oils, winter strained. In bris, 40o per
gal; half brls. 3c per gal extra.
Alcohol, f2.4332.C0: asaf?tida. 2S30c; alum. 2';
Cic; camphor, ä?j62c; cochineal. asSc; chloroT
form. &Satc; copperas, brls. 9ue; cream tar
tar, pure. 3.ö33c; Indigo. eiJgSOc; licorice, Calab.
genuine. 3Sg40c; magnesia, carb., 2-oz. rov
morphine. P. St Vf.. pr oz, X2.30f?2.ES; madder li
Gl6c; oil. castor, per gal. IL0431.10; ui. bergs,.
wnue mixea, iic4c: Jo. 3 wnite mixed, SO'ic:
No. 4 white mixed, 27;jj29iic; No. 2 yel'.rwr,
80;c; No. 3 yellow, SC4c; No. 4 yellow, 273i'a
2.c; No. 2 mixed. 30Vic; No. 3 mixed, SOUc;
No. 4 mixed. 2:A'S29Uc: ear corn. XA:c.
mot, per lb, 12.63: opium, f3.50f!"3. 73; quinine. F. &
W., per oz, 4l)c; balsam copaiba, köfcCCc; soap,
castile. Ft.. 12Slfc; toix bicarb. 2't4Ö6c; salts,
Epsom, lMQic; sulphur flour, 2!4Sc; saltpeter. 13
He; turpentine. 60VäÖ60c; glycerine. nCOc;
iodide potasdum, f2.CCK52.C0; trcmlde potassium,
L'iPCOc: chlorate potash. 15320c; borax. 912c:
cinchonldia. 37r42c: carbolic acid. 32223c; linseed
oil, raw, &3c; linseed oil. boiled, 54c.
Coal and Coke.
Anthracite Uli Elzes), f7 per ton; C. & O.
Kanawha, $4.23; Pittsburg. 14.23: Raymond, 14.25;
WinirreJe, f4.2S; Jackson, f4; block, f3.50; Island
City lump, $3.73; lump ecke. 11c per bu. 52.73 per
25 bu: crushed coke. 12c per bu. J3 per 23 bu;
Blossburg. $3 per ton; Ccnnellsvllle coke. $S per
ton; smokeless lump, f I CO.
Bleached Sheetings Androscoggin L, 7c; Berk
ley, No. CO, a2c; Cabot, t'ic; Capitol, she; Cum
berland, 7ic; Dwight Anchor. Sc; Fruit of the
Loom. Sc; Farwell. 65ic; Fitchville, 6Vfcc; Full
"Wirith. 5ic: Gilt Edge, SVc; GllUed Age. 4c;
Hill, 7c; Hope, 7c; LInwood, 7c; Lonsdale,
8c; Peabody, 5Vic; Pride of the West. HHe; Ten
Strike. Cc; Pepperell. -4, 20c; Pepperell. 10-4.
22c; Androscoggin, 8-4. 20c; Androscoggin, 10-4,
Brown Sheeting Atlantic A. 6Vic; Argyle. 5ic;
Boctt C. 6c; Buck's Head. Cc; Clifton CCC. t'ic;
Constitution, 40-inch. 6-sc; Carlisle, 40-lnch, 6c;
Dwight'a Star. 7c; Great Falls E. 5Hc; Great
Falls J. 5c; Hill Fine. 7c; Indian Head. 6c;
Pepperell R. 6c; Pepperell, 10-4. 2"c; Androscog
gin. 9-4, 13c; Androscoggin, 10-4, 2uc.
rrlnts Allen dress styles. 4Vic: Allen's staples,
Cc; Allen Tit, 5c; Allen's rotes. 5c; Amer
ican Ir.digo, 4'fc; Arncld lone cloth. B, 7c: Ar
nold. LLC. 6v.c; Cocheco fancy, 5Vc; Hamilton
fancy, 5Hc; Mrrimac pinks and purplss, 6c;
Pacific fancy, 5V.-c: Simpson's mourninp. &c;
Simpson's Berlin solids. 6ViC; Simpson's oil fin
ish. 6c; American shirting, 3;c; black white,
4V4c grays, 4Uc.
Kia-rlnished cambrics Edwards, 4c; Warren,
34c; Slater, 4c; Genesee, 4c.
Grain Bars AmoEkeag. fl4: .American, fl4;
Ham any, 313.C0: Stark. $16.
Glnghamn Amckeag staples, fcJe ; Amoskeag
dress, 7c; Bates, 5c; Lancaster, Sc; Lancaster
Normandies, 7c: Renfrew dress, 7c.
Tickings Amoskeag ACA, loljc; Conestoga BF,
12Hc; Cordis 140, Sc: Cordis FT. 94c; Cordis
ACE, lOc: Hamilton Awnings, 8c; Kimono
fancy, 17c; Lenox fancy. ISc; Muthuen AA. 9lc;
Oakland, A. F., 6c; Portsmouth. 11c; Susquehan
na. 12 ic; Shetucket SV, 5!ic; Shetucket F, 6'c;
Swift Kiver, 5c.
Coffee Good, 1012c; prime, 12314c; strictly
prime, 14316c; fancy green anJ yellow. l$J22c;
Java, 232c. Boasted Old government Java.
32V235c: Golden Bio. 24c: Bourbon Santos. 24c;
Glided Santos, 24c; prlmo Santos, 23c. Package
coffee, city prices Ariosa. 10.63c; Lion. 10.13c;
Jersey, lO.GSc; Caracas, lu.ISc; Dutch Java blend,
14.59c: Dillworth's, lo.Cc: Mall 1'ouch. 9.65c;
Gates's blended Java, 10.tc; Jav-Ocba, 15.50c.
Sugars City prices: Doniinoes, 5.51c; cut loaf,
5.63c; powdered. 5.32c: XXXX powdered. 5.3c;
standard granulated. 5.25c: fine granulated, 5.25c;
granulated. 5-lb bags. 1.32c; granulated, 2-lb bags,
5.32c; sranulated. S-lb cartons, 5."2c; granulated.
2-lb cartons, 5.32c; extra fine granulated. 5. 3 Sc;
cubes, 5.3Sc; mold A, 5.51c; confectioners' A, 5.01c;
1 Columbia A Keystone A. 4.7f.e: 2 Windsor A
American A, 4.76c; 3 Bidsewood A Centennial A,
4.7Ce: 4 Phoenix A California A. 4.70c; 6 Empire
A Franklin B. 4.3c: 6 Ideal Golden Ex. C
Keyetone B, 4.57c; 7 Windsor Ex. C American B,
4.51c; 8 Ridjewood Ex. C Centennial B, 4.4.r.c;
9 Yellow Ex. C California B. 3Sc; 10 Tellow C
Franklin Ex. C. 4.2c: 11 Yellow Keystone Ex.
C. 4.13c; 12 Tel!ow-Amerlran Ex. C. 4.07c; 13
Yellow Centenial Ex. C. 4.07c; 14 Yellow Cali
fornia Ex. C. 4.01c; 13 Yellow. 4.01c; 16 Yellow.
Flnur Packs (paper) Plain. 1-32 brl. per 1.0CO.
33.50; 1-16 brl. $5; & brl. ; i brl. fl: No. f
drab, plain. 1-32 brl. per 1.000, 14.23; 1-1 brl.$3.50;
1 brl. flO: 1; brl. $20: No. 1 cream, rlaln. 1-22
brl. per 1.0CO. f7; 1-H brl. $175: brl. $14 50;
brl. $25.50. Extra chsree for printing. $1.1001.15.
Salt In car lots. 95clr$l; small lots. $131.06.
Spices Pepper. HfHSc; allspice, HipiSc: cloves,
15ff?lSc: cassia. 13tf?lc: nutmesrs. 0tT.c per lb.
Ben ns Choice hand-picked navy. $22.10 per
bu; Limas, California. ff6;c per lb.
Screened Beans $1.9032.
Molasfes and Syrups New Orleans molasses,
fair to prime, 2S333c; choice, 3o40c; syrups, 18
Rice Lc-ulJlana. 4,,iCC1Jc; Carolina, eVifJStfc
Shot $1.40171.45 per bag for drop.
Lead 6V'7?7c for preed bars.
Woodenware No. 1 tubs. $7.75:57.80; No. 2 tubs,
St7.23: No. 3 tubs, $5 5y?5.53: 3-hoop pails'. $1.50
t.M: 2-hocp palls. $!.4?5J1 45: doubl washboard.
$2.2."fr2.75: common washboards, fl.501.75: clothes
j. In. 50;f?ffe per box.
Wood Dishes No. 1, per 1.CO0. t2.2552.50: No. 2.
f2.rn?i2.75: No. 3. $?7?'f;3: No. 5. $3 2oT? 50.
Twine Hemp. 12t?t?' per lb: wool, 310c: flax,
20C30c; paper, 23c; 5"t 1215c; cotton, 18025c
Straight grades, $3. 403,60; fancy gradea, $3.60$
175; patent flo'ir. f44.50; low grades. $2.253;
spring wheat patents, J5P5.25.
Iron and Steel.
Bar Iron 303.25c: horseshoe bar, SCJSVle; nail
rod. 7c: plow slabs. 4.50c: American oast eteel,
Jöllc; tire steel, Z'SZHci sprinj steel, 4iG5c
Leather Oak sole. 232' 32c; hemlock sole. 259
tie: barness, 32g4c; skirting. 3S42c; single
strap, SSg41c; city klf. &LiS5c; French kip. 90c
$1.20: city calfskin. 90cQ$L10; French calfskin,
Nnils and Horseshoes.
Steel cut nails, $2; wire nails, from store. $3.23
rates: from mill, $3 rates. Hor-wshoes, per keg,
$4; mule shoes, rer keg. $4.50; horte nails, !ST5
per box. Barb wire, galvanized, f3.3S; painted,
Produce. Fruits nnd 'reiaulc.
Apples f2.502.73 per brl for cooking; eating
Bananas Per bunch. No. 1, fl. 501.73.
Oranges California Navel, choice, $3.23; fancy,
Lemons Messina, choice, 360 to box, $3.23;
Coccanuts 50c per doz.
Hickory Nuts Shellbark, $1.63 per bu; large,
fl.& per bu.
Potatoes 500550 per bu; $1.5rt per brl.
Sweet Potatoss Jerseys, fi.25 per brl; Illinois,
Turnips $1.25 per brl.
Cabbage $1.50 per 100 lbs. Holland seed.
Celery 30c per bunch; California, 60c per doz.
Yellow Globe Onions $1.40 per brl; white, $1.73
per brl; red, 81.75 per brl.
Honey New white, 18c-per lb; dark, 13c,
Navy Beans $2.10 rer bu
Cauliflower $1.5001.75 per doz.
Cranberries Jersey, $2 per bu box: $5 per brl;
Hower and McFarland cranberries, f7 per brl.
Onions (Spanish) fl.75 per crate.
Grapes New York, 8-lb basket, 14c; Pony Ca
Cider New, $4.50 per brl; half brl. $2.50.
Florida Tomatoes $2. 50 3 per 6-basket crate.
Bacon Clear sides. 40 to 50 lbs average, 7Uc;
30 to 40 lbs average. 70 ; 2) to 30 lbs average,
74c; Iwllics. 2- lbs average, 7Uc: 13 to 22 lbs av
erage, 7ic: 14 to 1H lbs average. 8c; clear
backs, 20 to 25 lbs average. 7Hc; 12 to 16 lbs av
erage, 7Jic; 8 to a lbs average, 7?8c. In dry talt
Hams Sugar cured, 1 to 25 lbs average, 10'j2
lOc: 15 lbs average. 10; ft 11c: 12 lbs averaee.
llSjll'.ic; 10 lbs average, llftllttc. . A
I-anl Kettle renuerd. lc; pur lard, 7Vio.
Pork Bean, clear, $14.50; rump, $11.50.
Shoulders 18 to 20 lbs average, 7c; 15 lbs av
erage, 7?ic; 10 to 12 lbs average, 8c.
Clover Choice, f4; prime, f3: English, choice.
$4&5; alslke, choice. $7S; alfalfa, choice, $4.25
C?:4.t0: crimson or ararlet clover, $3.754.25; timo
thy, 45 lbs. prime, fl.30Jfl.35; light prime, $1.350
1.40; choice, f 1.2501.30; fancy Kentucky, !4 lbs.
Western millet. 60075c: common millet, 806Oc.
$1.10: extra clean, 60075c: orchard grass, extra,
$101.10; red top, choice, EOc0$1.4O; En?llsh blue
grass, 24 lbs, $1.1501.75: German millet. 65085c;
SALES OP niSAL KSTATE.
Twelve Transfer, with a Total Con
sideration of $30,S75.
Instruments filed for record in the record
er's office of Marlon county, Indiana, for
the twenty-four hours ending at 5 p. in.
Dec. SO, 1S09, as furnished by Theo. Stein,
abstracter of titles, corner Pennsylvania
and Market streets, Indianapolis, Suite 220,
first office floor. The Lemcke. Telephone
Judie E. Berch to Charles E. Carter,
Lot 1, S. A. Clark's third addition to
West Indianapolis $1,500
Carrie E. Dailey to John Fesler, Lot
13, Myers's North Illinois-street ad
dition : goo
Charles S. Lewis to Louis Hollwcg,
Lot 21, Square 3, Brucc's North Park
Star Savings and Loan Association to
Albert It. Miller, Lot 2, Block 2,
North Indianapolis 1,100
Lafayette Llewellyn to Hiram A.
Haverstlck, part of west half,
southeast quarter, Section 24, Town-
.ship 17. Range 3 3,730
Joseph II. Clark to Minnie B. Mick,
Lot 5, J. H. Clark's North Capltol-
avenue addition 2,500
Carl Kochun to Charlotte Wilson,
part Lot 52, Bruce Place addition... 2,500
Charlotte Wuson to John V. Holtz
man. Lot 53 and part of Lot 52,
Bruce Place addition 7,000
Joseph M. Hicks to ßanlel Hennessy,
Lots 4, 5 and 8. Square 11, George F.
Adams's subdivision ZOO
Willis B. Hardacre to Alice V. Hat
ton. Lot 10, S. M. Houston's subdi
Alice V". Hatton to Joseph 11. Clark.
Lot 10, S. M. Houston's subdivision.. 2,000
Joseph H. Clark to William P. Cough
len. Lot 10, S. M. Houston's euii-
vision , 2,000
Transfers, J2; consideration $00,S75
Good Advice to Writers.
Those who use a typewriting: machine ia- pre
paring manuscript for the press have a decided
advantage over those who depend upon the ptn
Certain periodicals in London, and perhaps alö
in this country, have announced that no manu
script will be considered at all unless it i3 type
written. In respect of this natter we have, a
suggestion to make: Do not aend a typewritten
communication to any r-ar-fr or mag-azine unless
it is prepared with ample space bt-twecn th
lir.es. Double or triple space ouht to be em
ployed. This trivia room for corrections, elimi
nations, punctuation, paragraphing and matters
of that kind which are usually a necessity be
fore a manucript pots ir.to the hands of the
typesetter. The same principle will apply to
contributions wrlttea with the pt-n. paper ta
cheap wnv try to pack the llns closely to
gether? The appearance of a manuscript often
has much to do with commtndlns it to an editor,
or prejudicing- him aralnst it.
LIVE STOCK QUOTATIONS
TIIE WEEK CLOSES WITH A SLIGHT
BALLY IX GATTLE PRICES.
Hogs Showed a, St rone: Tendency
Saturday's Market Closing Steady
Condition of Other Markets.
UNION STOCKYARDS, INDIANAPOLIS.
Dec. SO. Cattle Receipts light; shipments
none. As usual at the close of the week,
there were few fresh arrivals of cattle to
day, and there was no quotable change in
the market compared with yesterday. Not
withstanding there was a holiday this
week, the receipts have been comparative
ly liberal, showing an increase of over 200
compared with last week, and 650 in com
parison with the same week a year ago.
The receipts this year will show an In
crease of about 1,500 over last year. The
market this week opened with a very ur
gent demand for export cattle, and that
class was salable at 15c to 25c advance
over prices current at the close of last
week. The improvement, however, was
only temporary, and by the middle of the
week all of the gain had been lost. With
a falling off in supplies toward the close
of the week there was another rally in
values, the averages being fully 10c to 15c
higher than the low time In the week. In
the market for female butcher cattle there
was a weaker or a stronger tendency, gov
erned by the condition of the market for
steers, but the changes, for the most part,
were of no great importance. Quotations:
Good to prime steers, 1,250 lbs
and upward ...$3.73 6.60
Fair to medium steers, 1,350 lbs
and upward 5.40 5.73
Good to choice 1,150 to 1,300-lb
steers 5.25 5.75
Fair to medium 1,150 to 1,300-lb.
steers 4.73 5.15
Medium to good 900 to 1.100-lb
steers 4.25 4.75
Good to choice feeding steers 4.40) 4.75
Fair to medium steers 4.40 4.S0
Common to good stockers 3.003$ 4.00
Good to choice heifers 4.00 4.00
Fair to medium heifers 3.50j) 3.S5
Common light heifers Z.m$ 3.40
Good to choice cows 3.60(a) 4.25
Fair to medium cows 3.15 3.50
Common old cows 2.00t 2.S5
Veal calves 6.003 6.25
Heavy calves 5.00?f) 6.50
Prime to fancy export bulls 3.75t' 4.25
Qood to choice butcher bulls C.40 3.C5
Common to fair bulls 2.50& 3.25
Gcod to choice cows und calves...35.00ö50.00
Common to medium cows and
Hogs Receipts, 4,000; shipments, 1,500.
There was rather an active inquiry from
outside sources for good light hogs, and
they sold promptly at strong to a shade
higher prices than yesterday. Local pack
ers were rather Indifferent, and with only
fair competition tho heavier grades had
to sell in most cases a shade lower. A
good clearance was made at current prices,
and the market closed steady. This week's
receipts havo been small, showing a de
crease of 12,000 compared with last week,
and 11,000 compared with the same week a
year ago. Thi3 year's receipts will show
a decrease of about 130.000 compared with
last year, which is about the same per cent,
of change shown by some of the more pre-,,
tentlous markets, and therefore the trade
here this year is encouraging. From the
beginning of the week there has been an
upward movement in values, and the av
erage at the high time was fully 20 cents
higher than the close of last week, 80 cents
higher than a year ago, and $1 higher than
three years ago. Local packers were not
free buyers, but there has been a very good
inquiry from order 1 buyers, and the sup
plies were taken promptly at current
Good to choice medium and
li6t y J4.3i)4.423
Mixed and heavy, packing.. 4.25S4.35
Good to choice light weights 4.30-4.37xa
Common to fair light weights 4.25&4.30
Common to good pigs 3.50n4.25
Sheep Receipts light; shipments none.
There were hardly enough fresh arrivals
of sheep and lambs to interest buyers, and
the trading was quiet at quotably un
changed prices compared with yesterday.
The receipts this week are 200 smaller than
last week, and 100 smaller than the same
week a year ago. This year's receipts are
nearly 20,000 smaller than last year. There
has been a good demand all week, and the
small supplies have sold promptly at strong
to higher prices. Buyers were handicapped
to some extent by the limited receipts, and
it Is reasonable to believe that a larger
supply would have sold to better advan
tage. The extreme prices of the week
were $5.25 for lambs and $4 for sheep. Quo
tations: Good to choice lambs ....$1.755.25
Common to medium lambs 3.50ft 4.60
Good to choice sheep 3.5O34.00
Common to medium sheep 2.UUi.25
Bucks, per 100 lbs 2.0U&3.00
Transactions at the Interstate Yards.
INTERSTATE STOCKYARDS, INDIAN
APOLIS, Dec. 30. Cattle Receipts very
light; shipments none. The general market
seems to be In fairly good condition and
the outlook 13 reasonably favorable for the
near future on all export and heavy
dressed beef grae'es. The better quality of
butcher stock is in fair request and sella
readily at quotations. The general out
look is favorable for steady prices. Quota
tions: Good to choice shipping and ex
port steers $6.00(3 6.50
Fair to medium shipping and ex
port steers, 1,250 to l,4u0 lbs av
erage 5.50 6.00
Good to prime dressed beef and
butcher steers, 1,150 to 1,350 lbs
average 5.25 5.75
Fair to medium beef and butcher
steers 4.50 5.03
Good to choice feeding steers, 1,
000 to L200 lbs 4.40 4.M
Common to good stockers 3.00 4.00
Butchers' cattle we quote:
Good to prime heavy butchers
heifers 4.001? 4.75
Fair to medium heifers 3.50 0.75
Common to light heifers S.00 3.25
Prime and fancy -cows 3.752 4.59
Good to medium cows 3.25$ 4.25
Common old cows and canners... 1.50i 2.75
Veal calves, prime light weights.. 6.00W 7.W
Common to good heavy calves.... 3.502) 5.00
Prime to fancy butcher and ex
port bulls 3.75$ 4.25
Good to choice medium butcher
bulls .; 3.233 3.73
Common to fair bulls 2.&0l 3 25
Good to choice cows and calves.. 35.9051.00
Common to medium cows and
calves 15.00030 00
Hogs Receipts, 2,339; shipments, 2.W1
The quality was generally fair. The mar
ket opened quiet and a shade lower, es
pecially on light and mixed grades, while
best heavy were about steady. Most of the
general sales were made at $1.20(34.40; one
car of 255 lbs average sold at $4.45. Trade
ruled fairly active throughout the day,
with some late arrivals Felling a shide
lower than the opening. The closing was
quiet with all sold. Quotations:
Choice to medium and heavy pack
ing and shipping $1.:5S!45
Mixed and heavy packing 4.ofr4 40
Good to choice light weights, 1J5
to ISO lbs average 4.30Ö135
Fairly good light weights, 120 to
160 lbs , 4.20H20
Common to good pigs 3.75Ö1.10
Heavy roughs 3.5) 3 1.00
Sheep Receipts nominal; hlpmsnf,
none. The quality was only fair. The mar
ket was rather quiet, with supply vr?
light and demand correspondingly so. 'Jha
closing was quiet. Quotations:
Good to prime lambs $175-01.23
Fair to good lambs 3.t)ö i.w
Common light lambs 3.25&3.T3
Good to choice extra sue?? ......... 3.71.25
Fair to medium sheen S.27?3.r5
KANSAS CITY. Dec. :3.-Receipts-CaitIe. W.
Supply too light to mak a market. Tho weeic's
business was more or less unsettled by holiday
conditions. Libera! supply Tuesday caused a
break in prices; licht runs later in the week
strengthened values. Fricps to-dsy littie
chanced from last week. Havy native steers,
Jj.24i.50: Usht weights. Jt.3t'aH; stock rs an!
feeders, $4y5; canners. J2.4vy3.15; fed West
erns. $4tfi5.5rt: Western feeders, 3.2il.M; Tex
Hogs Receipts, 3.400. Trade fairly active;
prices 2Vsric lower; light supply this wevk
caused a further advance of ab.-ut 2V. Heavy
and mixed. $4.2o4-30; light, S!.17sft4.25; pljjs,
$3.50; 3. 60.
Sheep Receipts for the week. 9,00; offering
of all grades too light to satisfy demands and
prices advanced about 25c. LamM. $I.174??5.S0;
muttons. 44.C5: feeding lambs, $1.2.Vi4.60; fe-d-injr
sheep, $3.2itf3.75; stockers, $2.7iü3.5); culls.
Cattle receipts at Kancas City for the ye.ir
IStrt. including cows, will aggregate i,".'
head, or close to 2J0.Ot.iO head above that for
IsjS. The average value of cattle received at
the Kansas Citv yards during the year was $3)
per head, cr a total of 63.5lo.Oyit. of the cattl
received here o'OO head were shipped back to
th country as stockers and feeders, the larg
est number of stock cattle ever sent from here
in one year. The receipts of hogs for the year
were 2,350.00) head, or a decrease of CS7,wo. and
the rcceirts of sheen 95J,1;X head, a decrease of
26.340 as compared with l&iS.
EAST BUFFALO, Dec 30. Special. Ran
som. Mansfield & Co., live stock commission
dealers, report: Cattle Receipts, ti cars. Market
full steady. Uutchers und cow Stull stronger.
Good butcher steers. $4.&sj5.30; cows and heifers,
$-'.754.10: bulls. $3.25(4.50.
Hogs Receipts, 3S cars. Market fairly active.
Yorkers, 11.50.1 4. ;".. mostly $4.55: mixed, mediums
and heavy, 14.5514.60; bulk. $4.50; pigs, 4.45
4.5o ; roughs. $!)34.0ö. Closed steady; fair
Sheep Receipts. 30 cars. Lambs a shade
easier. Tops, $5.S05.90; fair to good, $5.675.75;
culls and common, H.atvj.L0. Sheep steady to
firm. Top mixed. Sttrt.SO; culls to good, J2.500
3.S0; fair to prime fat ewes. $3.2." 4; wethers
and yearlings, $4.354.SO. Bulk soli.
CHICAGO. Dec. 50. Cattle closed firm, with
decline of the week generally regained; Texas
beeves in good demand. Good to choice. J5.35Q
6.50; poor to medium, JI.15Ö5-2"; mixed stockers,
3ff3.fo; selected feeders. $4.23i4.S5; good to
choice cows, 13.44.60; heifers. JJQ4.90: canners,
I-(Ü3.10: bulls, 2.5"i;i-50t calves, $Iö7.35; fed
Texas beeves, $4.25(55.35.
Hogs about 6c lower; fair clearances. Mixed
and rutchers, $4.1(4.4; good to choice heavy,
$4.1'oQ4.42Vi; rough heavy. $4.051.15; light. $4.05:0
4.35; bulk of sales, f 1.2014.20.
Sheep about steady; pood clearances. Native
wethers. $4.1V??4.65; lambs, $415.75; Western
wethers. St.1vff4.60; Western Iambs, $5.255.75.
Receipts Cattle, 300; hogs. 26,000 ; sheep, 1,000.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30. Cattle Receipts. 730. in
c'udlng S50 Texans. Market steady. Natlv
shipping and export steers. $4.7r6.50: dressed
beef and butchers' steers. $3.905.50; steers un
der 1.OI0 lbs. $3. 20-3 4. 50; stockers and feeders.
4.0; cows end heifers, $23.50; canners, $1.50fiJj
bulls, $2.604: Texas and Indian steers, $3.45jp
5,15; cows and heifers, $313.73.
Hogs Receipts, ß.400. Market steady on best;
shade easier on other. Pigs and lights, $4.20
4.30; packers, $4.20r4.25: butchers, $4.35'U4.42Me-
Sheep Receipts, 3W. Market slow ana steady.
Native muttons, $3.S3t4.S0; lambs. $4.1Vri3.So;
culls and bucks. $2.5004; stockers. $2.50(32.75.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Beeves Receipts, 1.119.
No trading; feeling steady. Cables steady.
Shipments. 1,122 cattle and 6.(U6 quarters of beef.
Calves Receipts, 51. Market steady. Good
veals, $3.r.05is.7a; barnyard calves. $3.75.
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, 4.50?. Sheen dull;
lambs steady to 10c lower. Sheep. $3(4.25; Iambs,
$5.506.15; Canada lambs. $t: culls. $44.50.
Hogs Receipts, 2,4!C Market firm at $4.60
CINCINNATI, Dec, 20. Hogs active and firm
Cattle steady at $2.90g3.33.
Sheep dull at $3.251i4. Lambs dull at 113 3. CO.
BROKERS SMASHED HATS
PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION IX TIIE
GRAIN PITS AT CHICAGO.
General Steadying: of Tone Noticeable
In the Cereals, Imt Provisions
Closed at a Small Decline.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30. There was less than
an hour's business in any. of the markets
t9-day. The cold weather and a slight im
provement in the cash demand steadied
wheat, May closing at a shade gain over
yesterday. Corn closed a- shade and oats
'6q better, and provisions unchanged to
A microscopic comparison o? yesterday's
closing figures for May wheat, with the
initial prices to-day, showed a Ehade loss,
this option being at OUgTOc This was
laid at the door of Liverpool, which was
off Ud. The tone was steady, however,
as tho weather was reported very cold and
250,000 bushels of Duluth wheat were
worked from here to New York late yester
day. "When an additional sale of 100.000
bushels was announced to-day, shorts
stopped smashing hats and throwing grain
long enough to do a bit of covering, so as
to leave the old year with accounts evened
up. May, with this encouragement, at
tained the dignity of 60c, and though al
most completely neglected thereafter
managed to close steady at CO-HQ GSc, a
shade better than yesterday's final quota
tion. An increase of from 250,000 to 600,000
bushels in the visible was predicted in the
pit here. Primary receipts were 156,400
bushels, against 754,100 a year ago. Min
neapolis and Duluth reported 3CS cars, com
paied with L0i last year. Local receipts
were seventy-five cars, ten of contract
grade. Seaboard exports in wheat and
flour were equal to 159,000 bushels. .
In the corn market such movements as
were visible to the naked eye Indicated
steadiness, but the range was only He in
May, that option opening unchanged at
&?ic, and closing a shade up at 32V$32c.
Country acceptances were, as usual, light,
and there was no indication of Immediate
Improvement in that direction. Local re
ceipts were liberal, being 378 cars.
The oats market, generally distinguished
for being almost indistinguishable, exhib
ited a fair trade and the tone throughout
was firm. One concern sold some May,
presumably against a big cash purchase
early in, the week. Receipts here were 202
cars. May ranged from 2323'ic to 23!ic,
closing He up at 234li23ttc.
Provisions were a little easier, the fac
tors being liberal receipts and indications
of continued liberality next week, together
with weaker prices at the yards. The mar
ket was a changing one, and resulted in
a slight narrowing of the January
May difference. Commission houses were
sellers of May pork and lard, and one
packer was a buyer of lard. Packers re
ported some sales of product. May pork
sold from $10.40 to $10.45 and closed at 2c
under yesterday at $10.45; May lard from
$5.80 to $5.822, closing unchanged at $5.S2;
May ribs from $5.505.52ya to $5.52VfeG5.55.
with the close 2-c under, at $5.52.
Estimated receipts Monday Wheat, 100
cars; corn, 450 cars; oats, 220 cars; hogs,
There will be no session of the board
New Year's day.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Articles. Open- High- Low- Clos-
Wiieat ing. est. est. lng.
Dec ... 3V4 30;
Jan ... SOV-30i S'M,
May .. 223 32'
Dec ... 224 22
May .. 23-22 23
Jan ..$10.074 110.10
May ..10.42',! 10.42
Jan ... 5.624 6.65
May .. 5.80 S.&24
Jan ... 5.35 6.374 & 23
May .. 5.50
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour steady;
quotations unchanged. No. 3 spring wheat.
h6c; No. 2 red, 67,,:'fi684c. No. 2 corn, 3';fI3lc;
No. 2 yellow, SlfiSmc No. 2 oats. 22j22c;
No. 2 white. 21ii2j-c; No. 3 whit. 24V24c.
No. 2 rye. 62i52lic. No. 2 barley, 36- 43c. No. 1
flaxseed, $1.44; Northwestern, $1.4Vi. Prime
timothy seed, $2.52-, 2.65. Clover seed, $5vk.
Mess pork. ier brl, 1.Ö10.15. Lard, per l'K)
lbs, $5.25r5.ß5. Short-rib eldes (looe). $"..2.".
64j. Dry-alteU shouliei-s (boxed). $5.371--''.i5.Jk.
Short -cb-ar sides (boxed), $"i.;3.6i. Wblsky,
distillers' finished roods, per gal. $1.224.
Receipts Flour. 2-J.fKW brls; wheat. 79.000 bu;
corn. 2U2.OO0 bu; oats. 223.0U0 bu; rye. ß.uoo bu;
barlev, t.6.000 bu. Shipments Flour. 22." brls;
wheat. 64,oX bu; corn. 23.0m? bu; oats, 183,000 bu;
rye, 3,000 bu; barley. 54.0UO bu.
AT NEW YORK. .
Close of the Year Without Feature In
the Prodnee Market.
NEW YORI Dec. 20.-Flour-Recelpts.
14,214 brls; exports, 9,3S0 brls; sales, 2,000
brls. Market inactive and nominally un
changed. Minnesota patents, $3.S0ö4.05;
Minnesota bakers, $3.SO-g4.10; winter pat
ents, $3.5553.73; winter straights, $3.333.45;
winter extras, $2.5532.90; winter low grades,
$2.232.40. Kye flour steady; sales, 200 brls.
Fair to good. $3.10J?3.25; choice to fancy,
X3.nQ3.50. Buckwheat flour quiet at $2.10
2.25. Cornmeal dull; yellow Western. S2c;
city, 77c: llrandywlne, $2.251i3.S5. Hye quiet;
No. 2 Western. f-Oc f. o. b. afloat; State
rye, c.xc c.4. X.su Verl-, c? t:tr, dr
ier quiet. Feeding. 43c c. 1. f. New York:
malting, 4$'n53c c 1. f. New York. Barlty
malt dull. Western, fwi G5c.
Wheat Receipts. 87.765 bu; exports, :
sales, 2SO,000 bu futures. 100,0)0 bu ppot.
Spot firm: No. 2 red, 75c f. o. b. afloat; No.
1 Northern Duluth. 7H4c f. o. b. afloat
prompt; No. 2 red, 3'nC elevator, Optlcns
opened steady and unchanged on reports of
export business to Lisbon Thursday, off
setting the slight Liverpool decline, Fpoc-
ulltlnn n-nm 9 aa.... ..a.v II nil A .
umii'uj vii.-, ui iuui;r. vrj j ihm tin uaj.
Although exceedingly cold weather prc
vailed over winter States, there was no np-
rrehenslon over crop matters. World's
shipments were expected to be a shade
larger than last week. Later the market
Improved on covering and closed firm at
VifjUc advance. &les included: No, 2 red.
March. 75175R,c. closed at 75?c; May.
74775c, closed at 75c; July, 74vc
Corn Receipts. 4LV25 bu; exports. 3.314 bu;
sales, 80.000 bu spot. Spot steady; No. 2.
40vsc f. o. b. afloat, ZOc elevator. Option
opened dull but steady with wheat und on
cables. In face of liberal receipts at Chi
cago; ruled slow and featureless ail day.
closlrg steady and unchanged. May closed
- Oats Receipts. 85.R00 bu; exports. 205 'bu.
Spot dull; No. 2. 20c; No. 2, 2Slc; No. 2
white, 21c: No. 3 white. 20c; track mixed
Western. 2fj30yic; track white, 3K334VsC
Hav ouiot: erwvl tr rbMc IS'?? TJ
lions dull! Ktnte om-nmnn ter
crop. 6c; 1S0S crop, 7ii9c; 1S90 crop, WiQUc:
Pacific coast, 1KW crop, 4fSc; 1SL crop, 123
Hides firm; Galveston, 20 to 23 pounds,
löVsC Leather steady: hemlock soles,
Buenos Ayres. light to heavyweights, 253
25HrC; acid. 2525HC
Beef dull; family. $12.50(313: mess. $10.50:
beef hams. $22.5023: packet, $1L50312; city
extra, India mess, $2123. Cutmeats quiet;
pickled bellies. 57lic; pickled shoulders.
5;c; pickled hams. fcVi9c. Lard steady;
Western steam closed at $5.95; city, $5.35;
December closed at $3.93. nominal; refined
quiet; continent. $SJT0; S. A., $6.50; com
pound, $5.37Vfi5.50. Pork steady: mess.
$10??10.50; short clear. $UG12; famllj-. $129
Rice firm: domestic, fair to extra, 4$Hc:
Molasses steady; New Orleans, open ket
tle, good to choice, $3,20.
Freights quiet: cotton by steam, 23c,
nominal; grain by steam. 3d.
Coffee Futures opened steady at un
changed prices, and ruled very dull and
uninteresting most of the session, in ab
sence of Important news. Near midday
there was a sudden rise of 5JilO points on
a spurt of covering by room shorts; other
wise the market was quite featureless.
Large Brazilian receipts were ofTset by
increased American warehouse deliveries.
The market closed firm at a net gain of
5 to 10 points. Sales. 10.500 lars. including:
January, 6.05c; March, 6.2036.25c; May, 6.23
tfl8.23c; July. 6.43c; August. 6.50c; Ceptem
ber, 6.501 6.55c. Spot rio steady: No. 7 in
voice. 7c; No. 7 Jobbing, 7c Mild steady;
Sugar Raw firm; fair refining, 3 13-16c;
centrifugal, 96 test, 4Uc bid; molasses
sugar, 3 9-lßc; refined quiet but firm;
mold A, 5 7-16c; standard A. 4 15-16c; con
fectioners A, 4 15-16C; cutloaf and crushed,
6 9-lCc; powdered, 5Uc; granulated, 5 13-16c
TRADE IN GENERAL.
Quotations at St. Lonla, Raltlmo
Cincinnati and Other Places.
LIVERPOOL. Dec. 30. Wheat Spot
steady; No. 1 California, 6s 2döCa 5d; No.
2 red Western winter, 5s lOd; No. 1 northern
spring. 5s ld; futures quiet; March. 5s
lid; May, 5s 10id. Corn Spot firm; Amer
ican mixed, Ss &Hd; futures steady; Jan
uary, 3s 5d; February, 3s 6Hd; March, 3s
5Hd. Flour St. Louis fancy winter firm at
7s Beef steady; extra India mess. S2s 6d;
prime mess, 76s 3d.' Pork steady; prima
Western mess, 57s 6d. Hajes Short-cut, 14
to 16 lbs, steady at 43s. Bacon Cumber
land cut, 23 to 30 Iba, firm at 31s; short ribs.
IS to 22 lbs, steady at 33s; long-clear mid
dles, light, 80 to 35 lbs, steady at 22s 6d;
long-clear middles, heavy, 25 to 40 lbs.
steady at S3; short-clear backe, 1$ to IB
lbs. steady at 32s 6d; clear bellies, 14 to IS
lbs, steady at 33s. Shoulders Square, 12 to
14 lbs, firm at 33s 6d. Lard firm; prlmo
Western, in tierces, 29s; American refined,
in palls, 30s 6d. Butter, finest United States.
9os; good, 75s. Cheese firm; American finest
white, 57s; American finest colored, 60s.
Tallow firm; prime city, 26s; Australian, in
London, 26s 9d.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. SO. Flour .dull end un
changed. Wheat No. 2 red, cash, 60c: D
cember, 63c; May, CSUc; July, C3Tc; No!
hard, 64V 66c. Corn No. 2. cash, 3S4c;
December. SOHc: May, 31V2331Hc Oats No.
2. cash, 23Uc; December, 22c; May, 24Tc;
No. 2 white, 25H26c. Pork steady; Job-
b'ing, $9.50 for old. $11 for new. Lard quiet
prime steam, $5.32; choice. $3.35. Dry-salt
meats Extra shorts, $5.50; clear ribsj
$5.62; clear sides, $5.S7H Bacon Ext "
shorts, $6; clear ribs, $6.25; clear ribs, JS.2TU
Timothy seed. $22.35. Corn meal, $1.70'
L75. Bran firm; sacked, east track, 63364c.)
Hay steady; timothy, $10311.50; prairie,!
$7.50gS.50. Whisky steady at $1.23. Cot-
ton ties. $1.05. Bagging. 5;6V4r. Hemp
twine, 9c. Receipts Flnur, 7,000 brlsi
wheat, 11.000 bu; corn, 44.000 bu; oats, 23.00v
bu. Shipments Flour, 5,000 brls; wheat
29,000 bu; corn, 21,000 bu; oats, 15,000 bu.
BALTIMORE, Dec 30. Flour dull and un-
changed; receipts, 5,o0 brls; exports, 8,355
brls. Wheat steady; spot and the month,
70i4t70Hc; January. 70H70c: February,
7l7i72c; May, 74jg75c; steamer No. 2 red,
65j$6c; receipts, 12.9S1 bu; Southern
wheat, by sample. CSJnUfce; Southern
wheat, on grade, 664S70c Corn steady;
spot, the month and December, new or old,
StiTyrc: January. 37371c; February, 3714
tf?S7c: March, 27l,$c; steamer mixed. 3Tiri
36c; receipts, 16L567 bu; exports, 25.714 bu;
Southern white corn and yellow com, 36
G37WC Oats steady; No. 2 white, 30H31c;
No. 2 mixed, 2Sc. Hay firm; No. 1 timo
TOLEDO, Dec. 30. Wheat dull and
steady; No. 2, cash, 69Uc; May, 73Hc Corn
dull and steady: No. 2 mixed, 32c. Oats
quiet; No. 2 mixed, 25c, Rye unchanged:
No. 2, cash, 56Vfcc, Clover seed dull and
steady: prime, cash. old. $4.75 asked; De
cember, $5.574 asked; March, $5.65.
CINCINNATI. Dec. 20. Flour . quiet.
Wheat steady; No. 2 red, 70c Corn steady;
No. 2 mixed. 3333Hc. Oats dull; No. 2
mixed, 24424:?ic. Rye quiet; No. 2; 60c.
Lard quiet at $5.40. Bulk meats, $5.40.
Bacon strong at $6.25. Whisky quiet at
Batter, Cgri and Cnees.
NEW YORK. Dec 20. Dutter Receipt. $.lt
packages. Market strong; Western creamery.
2fi2Sc; June creamery. 22i2c. Cheese Re
ceipts, 3.13. package. Market firm: fall mada,
fancy, small. UWilZc; fall made, fancy, larra.
12Vii3c; Ute made, small. 12al2Ve: larr. lat
made. 11 12c Kirr Receipt. 4.&12 packarea.
Market steady; State and Pennsylvania, 24U Jct
Western unirradM. at mark, 15fr 2oc,
PHILADELPHIA. Dec 20. Butter firm n
l'-c higher; fancy Western creamery, 2$Vic; fancy
Western prints, 30c. Eptks firm and 1c hirher:
fresh near-by, 23c; fresh Western. 23c; fresh
Southwestern, 21c; fresh Southern, 20c Ches
CHICAGO. Dec. 20. On the Produce Exrhanjr
to-day th butter market was steady; cream
eries. 16C6c: dairies. I622c Cbees firm at
12tfl2?ic Eggs firm; fresh. 17c
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 2. Er quiet bnt
steady: fresh Missouri and Kansas stock, firsts,
l-',4c per dor., cases returned; storare, lo14c.
CINCINNATI. Dec 20.-nutter quiet. Eggs
strong and higher at ISc. Cheese steady.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 23. Butter, cheese and
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 20. Eggs steady at 17c
NEW YORK. Dt. 20. Petroleum steady: re
fined New York. .1V: Philadelphia and Balti
more, .; Philadelphia and HaltlmorV, In bulk,
7.2"c Rosin quiet; strained, common to rood,
$1.41. Spirits of turpentine steady at tlVii.2c
SAVANNAH, Dec 20. Spirits of turpentine
firm at 41'?c. Rosin firm. 'Juote: A. B. C, l
$1.15; E. tl.Sö; F. fl.St); O. $1.33; II. $16); 1
$1.70; U 11.75: M. $2; N. $2.W; window glass. Si;
water white. $3.6J.
WILMINGTON, Dec. 20. Spirits f turpentine
firm at 4WH2hrC Rosin firm at ti.V4tl.20. .nide
turpentine steady at $1.60 to $2.Sj. Tar steady at
OIL CITY. Dee. SO. Credit balance. fl.Cft.
Certificates no bid. Runs and shipments cot re
ported. Dry Goods,
NEW YORK. Dee. 20. The dry roods market
to-day was quite devoid of incident of impor
tance. Business on the spot ruled lirht and
mall order demand below th average. The tune
In all directions was without chanjee. ani therr'"
was no alteration In prices of either cotton rl -v
woolen j.oods. Yarns continue strong, but the
demand was quieter.
NEW YORK. Dee. 35 Evaporated appa wer
quiet but tirm at unchanifd prints. Ma:e evap
orated arpl'. common. ti;i6Sc; prime. i'tc;
choice. 7V.fS4c; fncy, aVrxr. California dried
prunes, Zh'tttc per lb. aa to size and quality.
Apricots, Royal. llSc; Moor Park, liaise
Teaches. eelrC. 20.3 ZUc; unp-lcd. i'Dc.
NEW " YORK. Dec. so. The brokers rriee. fear
lead Is 4.4.c ani for corper lilk.
FT. LOt'JS. rvc. 23. Lead strong at 4 Ca.
Shelter dull at 4.40c.
NEW YOTtir. P T7c-7 C "i C"