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HOW TM UPS. flu" 1112 uHI JUiru. The Speculators at Chicago and New York are Trying to Discover It. WHEIT UNSETTLED YESTERDAY. Provisions a Trifle Lower, bnt Main tained by Small Receipts. TIIE CATTLE TRADE STILL STRONG. A ffood Deal of Warerwi? on the New York Stock Exchange. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago. Jan. 2G. —The markets have been aim. featureless to-day. There have been h>- few outside order?, and the unexpected tit in in the stock market in i New York had some effect. The -wheat crowd is bewildered. Its market was weak j and strong by tump, and why it wis one j thing or why it was the other, was not possible to divine. "There seems to bo good buying," suid one, "through brokers, of course, and judging from the men em ployed I should gaess that the principals were , Hobbß and the Adamses. There is, however, of course, no certainty about it. I believe, however, that the market is c good purchase for a turn." This wa» one Bids. Here is the other: "Wheat is taffy," said a prominent New York operator. "There was a scare of the shorts and a scramble to cover. The alarm is over. The market is evened up. There are no outside orders. The crowd is wait ing for something to turn up. After a lit tle waiting with no new support, the sell ers will begin again. When May wheat gets back to 970 the selling will be generai. Rufus Hatch," continued the speaker, "is realy enough identified with the Northern Pacific to get inside in formation. He tells me that he has gathered the figures relating to the amount of avail able wheat. He says that while the farmers have sold, the shippers and warehousemen at all the shipping points are loaded up with spring wheat, which is ready to come here on any substantial advance." Tho price of wheat to-day fairly illus trated the indecision of the speculators. It started at !)i»c for May, dropped to 98^c in spite of higher cables, and then went up again to 9934° notwithstanding provisions and corn were weak and breaking. The market was erratic and inexplicable. New York was higher, and that there had been 22 boat loads taken for export was certain. There were be sides only 43 cars of wheat received. Messrs. Poole, Kent & Go. were prominent ail day long as buyers, At the close Beam & Jones were very large sellers. They broke the price of May at the close from 9933 to 98% c. It looked all day as if wheat was pegged at 98j^c. This figure was reached several times, but never passeed. The close for May was 98 %o bid. The receipts of grain are likely to in crease next week. The railroads which notified their shippers that they would not guarantee them warehouse room here have sent cut a second notice that there is room for the present. The declaring of the "irregular houses" regular, and the removal of a good deal of grain into ves sels made room for upwards of 2,000,000 bushels additional grain here. ; Corn to-day was neglected. The pit was phenomenally dull. It was consider ed a little remarkable that this grain should be bo weak, especially as wheat was comparatively strong, but it was ex plained because there wa9 so little interest in it. Besides 303 cars with 114 No. 2 were considered ample receipts. Lind blom was a seller and so was Broker Morse. Armour, Fowler, Baldwin and the Pack ing company were sellers of provisions. May pork closed at $lG.o2}£; May lard &t $9.27. There were only 14,000 hogs at tie yards, but the packers were not buyers, and prices were lower. j Harwood, White & Co. summarize the provision market for thepas t week as fol lows: The receipts of hoge for the week were smaller than generally anticipated. Prices were advanced 30 @ 40c per 100 pounds, and this attracted considerable attention from the speculative element. The placing of the west is now about 400, --000 hogs short of the returns to date last year, equal to a decrease of about 65, --000,000 pounds of product of all kinds. The decrease in the average weight is probably equal to a further reduction of 15,000,000 ponnd3, which would represent a decrease of 80,000,000 pounds it is now a very serious question to the trade whether the present shortage can be overcome, and judging from the expression of operators and the course of the market it may be in ferred that the impression prevails that the final returns will show a decrease com pared with the returns of last season. It would appear from the past that the trade in general and manufacturers in particular have been mislead regarding the supply of hogs for the winter. Calculations weie made last autumn that the hog crop was a large on*, fully equal to the previous year, and some operators and manufacturers were sanguine that, even an exoess of 10 to 15 per cent, would be ex hibited at the close of the winter's pack ing. Tne latter is entirely ont of the question, and the former is now the deba table question. Manufacturers impressed with the "large crop theory" were dispos ed to Bell product early in the season for future delivery — particularly green meats —and at a considerable discount on the then ruling prices. So confident were some of them of lower prices for hogs and product that they sold a good share of what may be termed compulsory articles— hams and shouldersand these contracts fell into the hands of parties who wanted the prod uct for their actual wants. The result has been, therefore, that packers have to have the hogs, and shippers and speculators be ing aware of the general situation, com peted with them for the offerings and Sunday , forced the advance in price 3. Then, too, I the shortage in the num ber of hogs . packed means a shortage in the number of hams for the —now equal to about 800,000 pieces, or hbout 40,000 tierces. This de crsape makes buyers, in view of the high prices obtained last year, more persistent in compelling manufacturers to provide for their contracts. In a word, manufac turers were compelled to buy hogs at high prices and deliver the produot at a loss. The upward movemedt in price, however, has checked the export movement, and the returns now show a decrease of about 3,300,000 pounds in the aggregate as compared with last year's returns. A marked feature of trade dur ing the past week has been the free offer ings of product at interior points, and large sales have been made for both present and future delivery. The ship ping demand has shown some improve ment, but is not active. The stocks here are gradually enlarging, and are still con siderably in excess of those in lard one year ago. The receipts from the interior were moderate, and the ship ments only fair. The foreign demand for heg products was compara tively lighter during the week jast closed. A few orders were received for bacon, mainJy lighter averages, but trading was limited, as all description* were held above the views of buyers. For lard there was some demand, but the purchases were moderate. • Stocks abroad are understood to be quite large, and there is considerable product being moved in first hands, chiefly to branch houses and agencies of manufacturers. Advices from Liverpool showed a stronger feeling in that market toward the close, and quotations were ad vanced Gd on lard and Is Cd on bacon. The export movement is moderate — lighter than at this time last year. The domestic demand for hog product has im proved somewhat during the past week, yet trading is not particularly active. Orders were for larger lots and from a wider section of oountry, indicating that stocks need replenishing, and that home supplies are gradually diminishing. The demand from the south is more active, and increased orders were received for mess pork, sides, hams and shoulders, and also for fair quantities of green meats for shipment to ourers in some of the larger markets. Orders from the Pacific coast markets were moderate, and mainly for special articles. The demand from the western mining and agricultural districts was comparatively small. Orders from Canada were meager, trade being checked by the upward ten dency in prices. The demand from mer chants in the markets of the eastern and middle states showed some improvement, and a fair number of orders were received for all descriptions. There ia considerable product being forwarded to that quarter, which was previously con tracted for. The supply of oattle is about 4000 less than last week. ' Trade was dull during the morning, with a decline of s@loo on common unfinished, half fat cattle, and some salesmen fancied canning stock was cheaper. Fat, decently finished oattle continued scarce, and are equally as strong aa any day during the week. Just now there is a spread of at least $1 per 100 between fair finished cattle and the common green sorts. Good butchers' stock and good stackers were selling as well as at any time. The chanoes were that a good many droves of the com mon and medium cattle would remain un sold, as there was was neither a shipping nor a dressed beef demand The general market closes rather weak. Estimating to-day's receipts of hogs the numbers are about 30,000 less than last week. Trade opened dull, and prices de clined r>@loo all around, and 10 to 15c on the extremes. There were but few specu lators on the market, and the shipping de mand was limited, owing, it is said, to a scarcity of oars on some of the roads leading- east. The demand from packers was limited; one or two of the big houses were not on the market at all, and the smaller ones buying only just what they I could get along with. Salesmen and i speculators were anxious to make a clear ance in order to get away and avoid the expense of carrying over to Monday; hence the general desire to sell out and realize, and hence the general decrease, the mar ket closing weak. For the week ended to-night the num ber of sheep is about 4,000 less than last week. The best fine wooled and fat sheep are in strong de mand at higher prices, a contraot lot aver aging 106 selling at $5.55 to-day, and an extra lot averaging 167 selling at $6.12 V» yesterday. Common and fair sorts are plenty, and sell at $3@ 3.50. Medium at $firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago JPinancial. | Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Jan. 26.—During the week borrow ers in good standing found the banks ready tak ers of board of trade and business paper grading "A I,?' and better loanable funds have been in good supply and there has been a softening in rates. The ruling rates have been 6@7 per cent and in some instances the needful has been obtained at s}>a per cent. The trade of the city showed a gradual improve ment and deposits an increase. Collections have been bett3r, and the flow of currency has been in favor of the city. Rail freights rule very quiet and rates are little better than nomi nal on the basis of 60c. per barrel for flour, 80c. par. 100 pounds for provisions to New York. During the week the re ceipts and shipments of the articles would sum up: RECEIPTS. Flour 95,888 bbls Gram 2,299,694 bu Hogs 110,028 SHIPMENTS. Flour 108,649 bbl Grain 1,667,829 bus Cork 3,467 bbls Lard 2,121,737 lbs Cut meats 9,303,734 lbs To-day the local money market ruled quiet and easy at 6@7 per cent. Eastern exchange between city banks was unchanged at 60c per $1,030. The clearings of the associated banks were $5,887,134. For the week they foot up $89, --098,978, against $38,008,407 for corresponding week last year. The currency movement to the country is light. Schwartz & Dupeo re ceived the following from Henry Clews & Co., New York, by special wire: with the exception of the ex-Villard"s which have lost to a great ex ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1834. tent their abilities as leaders, th: general mar ket opened and remained strong and confident. Just prior to the close quite a boom set in, leaving the fc.st prices on top for the day. Throe days ago wa foretold an improved mar ket and advised in our market letter buying good stock on raids. The substantial advance since in the majority of active stocks justifies what then appeared a rather bold at i tude for a commission house like ours to take. PORK PACKING. Cincinnati, January 26.— Special reports to the Price Current show the number of hogs packed from November 1 to date and latest mail dates at the undermentioned places with comparisons as follows: Nov. 1 to Jan. 23— 1883-84. 1882-83. Chicago .1,605,000 1,985,000 Kansas City. 313,271 313,315 Cincinnati 345.0C0 388,000 St Louis 257,000 274,000 Indianapolis... 214,500 231,000 Milwaukee 225,000. 243,030 Louisville, Ky ... 14',0.;0 125,812 Cedar Rapids, Ia 113,540 1i6,-i4O Cleveland, 0..... 73,968 50,500 Peoria,, ill 19,200 18,160 / NEW YOKE; (Special Telegram to the Globe.] New Yohk, Jan. 26.—There wa3 r&iher a firmmarkot for good s'.;oks, and bat little excitement,or anything to cause it until after the noon hour, when a break in Canadian Pacific of three points from ihe closing figures of last evening, Rnd a de cline in Jaanitoba to 84 unsettled values generally, and caused rather a heavy feel ing. The bank statement, which now-ft-daya cuts no figure what ever, showed an increase in deposits of $4,300,000 and in reserve of $2,200,000. Northern Pacific oommon touched the lowest figures of the year, while Oregon Railway & Navigation dis counted yesterday's quotations. During all this wrecking the leading dividend payers escaped unharmed. Northern Faoific preferied appeared to be pegged at 41, and the common required considerable pressing to be kept under l'J. The Wabash •tccks were inactive, but more than held their own. The exchange daring the lot ter part of the session was regaled with reports of a favorable settlement of the western trunk line trouble with the Chicago, Burlington & Quinoy. This caused brisk buying throughout, the sharp rallies carrying stocks up to the best prioes of the day, the advanoein many being quite handsome. The feeling at the last was buoyant, the markets decidedly firm, and the bears much discomfited at the sudden change in the situation. The trading in Northern Pacifio preferred wa3 on an enormous scale. The bulls appeared quite elatod at the end. During the for 9 part of the day the market w&3 steady. The bears were not very forward in selling, and buying was confident and in such stocks as St. Paul and Union Pa cific very strong. There was very little change in prioes until the middle honre, when on different dispatches from Chica go etating that the difficulties between the Western Trunk Line association had been entirely settled the market became more active and advanced steadily and quietly until the close The buying in St. Paul was the most pronounced of any stock,and some late bears were talking very bullish on it. The Northern Pacifio Stocks were vfcry weak during the early part of the day. Oregon Navigation touching the lowest point yet, viz: 78}^. ' During the afternoon they responded quickly to the better feeling, and showed a gcod deal cf life and elasticity. The re serve shows an inorease of $2,154,500. The market closed excited, with good buy ing all over (he room. Cameron Improved in Health. Hot Springs, Ark., Jan. 26.—Simon Cameron and party, after three weeks stay, left for Gal veston this evening, Cameron is greatly bene fited in health from the hot waters. Postponed. Milwaukee, Jan. 26.—The McGeoch-Wells case, before Judge Hamilton, of the circuit court, this morning, is postponed for ore week on account of the sickness of the judge. Grand Opera Honse! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. Three Nights commencing Monday, January 28. First Appearance of the Great Artiet Clara Morris, Supported by GUSTAVUS LEVIOK, And a powerful Dramatic Company under th« management of MR. FRANK L. GOODWIN. REPERTOIRK: Monday Article 47. Tuesday Camille. Wednesday The New Magdalen. Matinee Wednesday 21 p. m Marble Heart, by Gustarus Levick suported by the Clara Morris Company. Prioes $\.W, $1.25, $1.00 and 50c. Sa'e of seats commences Friday, January 25th, 9 a. m. Railroads have made reduced rates for visi tors. Coming Attractions: GBAU OPERA CO3I VANY, Thursday, Sanuary 81. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. EXTEA! A SEASON OF OPERA. THREE NIGHTS and MATINEE, commencing Jan. 81. 1840! GRID'S 1884! Famofls English OpßraGo., NEW YOEK. GRAND CHORUS ! GORGEOUS COSTUMES ! BEPEBTOIBE : Thursday (for first time here). Heart and Hand Friday.... : Blllke Taylor Saturday Matinee Heabt and Hand Saturday Eve (by request) La Mascotte Sale opens Tuesday at 9 a. m. P. S.—This is the only first-class opera com pany ever here that charged the usual scale of prices: $1.00,75 c, 50c and 25c. 27-28 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Largest Array OF FIRST GRADE PIANOS! Of any House in the West. Look at the list of Pianos for which we are General Agents: BTEIITWAY, CHICKERING, RAINES, KUANICK & BACH, ABLER, AMION, Giving purchasers an nltimated field for choic9. 148 & 150 East Third St. INNEW QUARTERS! P, J. DREIS, General Druggist Is settled in his elegant New Store Corner Nina and Saint Peter streets, Whare can be found the finest and best of Drugs, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines, etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Slower Seeds in their season. PBESCBIPTIONS A SPECIALTY CLEARING SALE OF CLOAKB, GRMD CLEARING SALE OF ;j U J\ XL l^ toummamm offlncsaCvi \trUmaeaitßtmai fr^a^ • Cloaks Cloaks AT COST ! BELOW COST Previous to Stock-Taking, January 31st, Did Bargains in Our Entire lines il PLUSH SACQUES and DOLMANS, Silk and Cloth RUSSIAN CIRCULARS, Ottoman Silk CLOAKS, Mattelasse DOLMANS, Brocade Velvet WRAPS, Diagonal Cloth DOLMANS, Seal SACQUES, Seal DOLMANS, of best Lon don Dye. WE NOW OFFER: 20 Heavy English Cloth ULSTERS at $4.75, value $8.50. 25 Black Diagonal DOLMANS, at $5,00, value $10.00, far pointed and fur collars. 20 Ottoman Silk CIRCULARS, fur trimmed, quilted lining, at $10, value $20. 20 Sicilienne Silk DOLMANS, fur-trimmed, quilted silk lining, at $15.00, value $30. :-V.:.-; 15 Silk Seal Plush SACQUES, 42 inches length, at $28.50, value 845. 10 Mohair, Seal Plush SACQUES, at 40, value $65. 10 Berlin Diagonal DOLMANS, elaborately braided Astrakhan trimmed, at $20, value $35. 100 English Jersey Cloth JACKETS, (tailor made), 810, $12, and $15, much below value. lorofiif U/Qiofo f Slack and Colors, Braided JO! uuw fv dibld * and Plain, at prices greatly reduced. Our Great Ana! ion anil Eireiry Sals still coins. Iri it Minnesota Streets. Hail Orders Receive Prompt and Carefal Attention. ALMOST GIVEN AWAY ! WiiilMFipli ■ **™(v _" ■, . . ■ ■ ■_ i.- BOSTONone-PriceCLDTHINGHBUSE i Cor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul. (Glnbe. PIANOS & ORGANS Taken in exchange for new goods daring the Holiday Trade, all Warranted to be in Prrfect Order, aad worth More than We Ask for Them! 1 Williame Cabinet Organ $80 1 Pr.nce & Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ 40 1 Smith (8 etope) Cabiuet Organ 50 1 Bhoninger (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 60 1 Estey (13 6tops) Cabinet Organ 75 1 Mason & Hamlin (6stops) Organ 80 1 Bmith Pedal Bass Church Organ, two banks keys 125 I Christie Upright Piano 125 1 Gronsteen Square Piano 150 1 KiinbaU Upright, 1% octaves 175 Payments from $3 to $15 down, balance easy monthly payments. Sole Agents for Hallett & Davis, Emerson, Kim b&ll Pianos, Kimball Parlor and Chapel Organs. W. W. KIMBALL CO., 51 West Third street, St. Paul. J£UUUAXLU3ALi. Mont Sit Joseph's ACADEMYI For the Education of Tguiis: Laflies^ DUBUQUE, IOWA. : ; Parents desirous of placing th«ir daughters in a first class school, 111 do well to investigate the ''?'ms of tnis institution. To the present building, which is both spacious and beautiful, a large addition is being erected, which will con tain music, exhibition and recreation halls. The cour£3 of studies in the different departments is thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces sary to impaiii a finished education. The mnsi- ; cal department compiisee a thorough cornea for graduation in Theoiy and Practice. Every ad vantage is afforded to those who wish to pursue a special course in painting; general instructions in drawing are given in c!a3B-rooms. For par -1 icnlar apply to SISTER BDPERIOB. 8544 CLOTHIERS. J GRAND 4 BARGAINS. Monday and Tuesday! Jan. 28 and 29! 500 CORSETS of ten differ- XT^^+ ent styles, which we sold JD lI'SL from $1.00 to $1.50 at the - T _^ . uniform price of 50 cents JbJaPgXLIII- ! for the Choice, for 2 days B=s only. I 2,000 Pairs of KID GLOVES and KID MITTS, lined and unlined, comprising our en tire stock of Gloves and £^l(=><n»(-yri H Mitts, which we have been selling at $I.ooto $2.00,0ur "RoTWQ-in price for two days only JLJctx w ju be 75 cents a pair for the Choice. The limit to one purchaser will be no more than two pair. 500 Dozen of extra fine qual _____., . _ ity Cashmere, Merino and Third Cotton HOSIERY, which we have been selling at 50 TsciT»cyn-iTi cents 13 $1.00. Our price -LJctx for two d ays on i y will be 39 cents for the Choice. r 200 Muslin CHEMISE and DRAWERS at 25 cents each, which we have been selling from 40 cents to 60 cents. TToilT*tll 200 Muslin CHEMISE and 1 DRAWERS at 50 cents T^owvoi-n each, which we have been J3c* I gciJ-11. selling from 75 cents to $1. 200 Muslin SKIRTS and NIGHT GOWNS at $1.00 each, which we have been selling at $1.50 to $2.00. Bargains al! Through tiie Entire Stork! Is Sale ill Positively last TWO DAYS ILY at dun Prices! Weiss & Weiss, 201,503&505 , East Seventh. St., corner of Sibley* : i; s\i. \ NO. 27.