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g^^?^^PJP^ fUESDA ^ EVENm^f^r^^,Pip THE MINNEAPOLI S JOUENAL.' ' *****m monm 29 , m WSWW ? 11
U I WHEAT RISES TO ANOTHER. HIGH POINT
Passing 84c on the JumpThe Situa
tion a Hard One to Size Up
- Accurately. -
Journal's" Report of Hour Sales to
Japan Had Bullish Effect in
All Markets.
The War Prospect Now Leads Every
Other ConsiderationThe
Close firm.
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Dec.
29.Wheat made another new high point
this morning, selling to 84%@84iie before
noon and acting a.t that time a s tho it
were going much higher The market had
to stand a flood of selling onWs at tho
start from longs with profits and others,
and in the early business there was de
cline to 83Ue Then followed lenewed
lm mg, a ru&li of shorts to ccn er, quicK
lecovery and a rise to a le^el not befoie
leached. Where the market will stop is
8. hard question. On 'change It is con
reded by all that were it not for the dull
ness and lack of outside Interest Incidental
to the close of the year, there would be a
big bull market on e\en now. Many trad
ers had figured that no big rise could come I No. 3 wheat, 2 cars, smutty 75
lu igth holiday dullns,an d tyav ' N o i h.-ut1 ear "5%
beenn left.e Others wente sso far ahse toh selel \ ?/. 3 wheat.. 1 cai ^ 74
, . , , .. ., .. .
wheat short, on the theory that there
had alreadv been somtthing of an advance, Keje ted wheat , 2car ,...,.,.*..*. 6 7
and the hohdavs would bring reaction, and Rejected wjieat, 2 cars 70
they Jhave not onlv been left, but have Rejected wheaL 4 cnis.jSiuiitty 70
liad to stand punibhment. It Is .still the , itnScted wheat. 2 ears
is k on the floorquantita that bifg local house , rnJetted wheat',, 1 ca a laig' e y o Ma y wheat .
A great many who aro believers In higher
wheat prices would not buv and ha\o not
bought, as they f.guied that while the
wheat was in all piobabllity going "P It
was due to have a severe break ilrst. Such
Is the local pit situation. Hea\y flour
f*ales to Japan, recorded in yesterday's
Journal, had effect on all markets.
Then there Is the war situation, which is a
hard one to size up The bulls take the
ground that while a Russian-Japan war
Involving Kngland would mean dollar
wheat without doubt, that war or no war,
84 cent wheat is wan anted by supply con
ditions, present and prospective, and the
go\ eminent linal figures of yesterday,
showing a reduction of about 20,000.000 bu
from the yields indicated earlier in. the
season, was strengthening to this view of
it.t JaniicU} is the time for a bull market
in-wheat, m fact, the "January rise" is a
stock expression in the trade A few more
days will hi Ing January But wheat has
alieadv advanced somewhat, and the ques
tion H whether it will ^tart off afresh with
the new year, or whether a long holiday
around New Year *5 Da.- may not trin an
act emulation of bearish items. impmtunt
enough to cause decline. . It Is doubtful
if a year has ever drawn to a close with
tho average tiader finding it harder to
make up his mind, excepting, of course,
tho outnght bull, who is much in evi
dence now. and who insists that May
has got to hit 90c sometime or other, and
that the up and down changes of the im
mediate future can in nowi3e affect final
results.
Kansas City had a big run of wheat for
three days, getting 576,000 bu, against
76,000, while St. Louis had &3.000 bu.
against 42,000 Minneapolis received 365
cays, against 231,^Duluth 134. against 44.
.ml Chicago 8 5 asrainst 111
Liverpool closed '/8cl higher. Pans 5 to
?5 centimes lower, and Budapest about
lc up. Rosario cabled Chicago that the
weather in Argentine has turned a little
wore favorable.
The war gossip of to-day brought report
of meat sales by Armour of Chicago to the
Japanese government.
Minnea^lis^slocks hav# .Increased by
523,000 bu^f^r-this'weelc.t^ - '- '
New York December wheat foil Off about
Be but this had no effect outaiiW.
Primary receipts were 1,294,000 bu,
against 4S7.O0O, and shipments 449,000,
against 252,000. Wheat and flour clear
ances' SflS,000 bu.
The world's wgible supply decreased
79S.0Q0 bu, showing a gain of 1,102,000 bu
In tTre quantity east of the Rocky moun
tains, but a falling off cf 1,900,000 bu In
the quantity in Europe and afloat for
Europe. - - -
Broomhall cables: "The American ad
\auQe was followed'by an o'penhig ad
vance' in wheat at Liverpool, but trading
w. ais extremely dull. Toward noon there
svas'a recovery because of intense cold
along the Danube and prospect of clos
ing of ports."
The market was easier before the close
and backed down %c, but the close was
firm at 83\c for May. July closed at
82%@83c, December at 81%c and Septem
ber at 76%c.
In the cash marKet the built of the No.
% northern sold at 83c and the No. 1
toorthern at, 81 @8114c
THE FLOUR MARKET
A N ACTIVE TRADE AND FIRM MARKET A S
QUOTED.
Trices below are about the current figures,
altho some millera are quoting a trifle higher.
The flour market is firm and steady, nnd for
this time of the year is active. While the
business cannot be said to be heav.v as to actual
number of orders enteied. there 1H an aggregate
larger than 1s umial dui ing the holiday season.
Shipments posted to dav were veiy light, repre
senting only part of the whole actuallj loaded
to go out.
Shipments, 22,705 brls
First patents are quotable at $4 45(34 ", ?ec
mul patents, $4 30(J/4 40, first clears, $3 [email protected]
S4D second clears, $2 30(^2.40.
THE CASH TRADE
JAIR GENERAL DEMAND AT PRICES LIT-
TLE CHANGED.
I'LAXNo. 1 sold at 98c for the bulk and re
jected at 97c
Minneapolis received 32 cais ngainst 45 last
year, antl shipped Sx T)tiluth liad 118 eais
(.'losing prices-
K-:5*^*{tfKSJfcS31^
RANGE OP WHEAT PRICE IN MINNEAPOLIS -
Xe $
Open.
May.
-80%
St. Louis 82
Kansas City..,.,.. 70*4
New York ,,....... ,87}&
ISi 3 wheat, d pars, bleached 71
Xo. :J wheat, 1 car 741,}.
No. ' ul.eat, 1 car 7U
*o :i wheat, 1 cat 77-J4
No. 3 w heat, 1 cur 75
No S wheat, 3, cajs, choice 78%
+. , i Rejected wlieat, 3 cars
TO-DAY'S RANGE OF WHEAT
MinneapolisCash, OiJjC. to
amyp, 5)7]ic,
Pecembci, OGtyc, Maj. t9Ve
(JORNItcceiptfl, 5i cais. shipments, 8 cars.
Ko 3 yellow closed at 38i
No 3 wheat. 10 cars
,o. 3 wheat, 4 cars
MINNEAPOLIS OPTIONS
STATE GRAIN INSPECTION, DEC. 28.
Inspected InWheatCarsGicat Northern
No. 1 northern, 14 No. 2 northern, 81 No. 3,
37. l ejected. 15 no giade, 8.
Chicago. Mil\s aukee & St PaulNo. 1 north
ern. 1 No 2 northern, 12, No. 3, 17 rejected,
8 no gin'lp, 4.
Minneapolis & St. LouisNo. 2 northern. 12
No. A, 0, lejected, I no grade, 1.
Soo LineNo. 1 hard, 2, No. 1 northern. 14
No. 2 northern. 24 No 3, 9 lejected, 17 no
grade, 4
Northern PacificXo 1 northern^ 2 No. 2
t c.
OATSNo. 2 white closed at 34c. Receipts,
70 cars, shipments. 34 cars
rnfED AND MEAT.Coarse corn meal and
clacked corn, in sacks, sacks extra, 510 Xo. 1
giound feed, 2 3 corn and 1-3 oats 80-lb backs,
fiacks extia, MO 30. No. 2 giound feed, % com
and *i orts, 75-lb sacks, sacks extra, S17, No A
giound feed, 1-3 corn and 2-3 oats 7o-lb sacks,
s-ieks extra $17 50
JHLLSri TFb Bun in bulk SI.} ~-a 1 4
Bhorto, $13 r,0(iil3 7o, middlings, [email protected],
rod dog, $1S: nil f o b in Minneapolis, in 100-
lb saqks. $1.50 per ton additional: in 200-lb
sacks, $1 per ton additional. Shipments, 1.437
tons
RYUReceipts. ." cais, shipments, 10 cars.
Ii 2 closed n t ."l
BVRLE\Feed giades are nnoted at 32(S30c.
malting grades, .MXVfHe. Receipts, 82 cars ship
ments, 11) cars.
HVYReceipts. 54 tons, shipments, 24 tons,
demand Is good at the following quotations
Ttinothv. choice, $8 50j*.fio timothy. No. 1
$7 50(3)8.50. tlmotbj, No. 2. [email protected]: timo
th j. low grade. $5.50^6, clover, [email protected] upland,
choice, $7.50(a^: upland. No. 1, $(5.3ug7 up
land. No. 2, $5(?J)0 midland, [email protected] slough. $4fo
5. straw, rye, $4.50(U,o.oO, fatiaw, wheat and oat.
[email protected] __
northern, 7 No. il, 3 no grade, 2.
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
No 2 noithern, 1, No. 3, 3, rejected, 1, no
giade 1 * *
TotalNo 1 hard, 2 No. 1 northern, 31: No.
2 northern 137, No 3, 7S, rejected, 42 no
grade. 20.
Other U-ainsCarsRejected macaroni wheat,
2, no gi.ide inacaioni wheat, 1, No. 2 winter
wheat, 9, Xo. 3 winter wheat. 75: rejected win
ter wheat. 4. Xo. 3 yellow com, 2, No. 2 corn,
1 No 4 'orn. 35, no grade coin, S, No S white
oats. It,, o 4 *nlte oats, 25, I\o 3 oats. 15,
no grade oatj, 10 No. 2 rye. 5 No. 3 rye. 4
Xo. 4 fearlej, ft No. 5 barley, 17 no grade
bailey. 1, No. 1 flax, 23, rejected flax, 28, no
guide fla\, 1.
Cars Inspected OutNo. 1 northern wheat, 19
No. 2 northern wheat, 8 No. 3 wheat, 4 re
jected maciionl wheat, 1, No 3 yellow corn
4: No. 4 corn. 21 No. 3 white oats, 6 No. 4
white oats, 8, No. 3 oats, 2 no grade oats, 7
No 4 barley. 8 Xo. 5 barley, 6 No. 2 rye. 1
^ejected flax, 3.
DAILY WHEAT MOVEMENT.
The following aro the receipts and shipments
at the principnl primary wheat markets.
Receipts, Shipments,
j
CASH SALES REPORTED TO-DAY.
No. 1 northei n w lieat. 21 cars $0 83
No. 1 northern, 4.000 bu to ai rive 83
Nn. 1 northern, 1,000 bu to uuive S3r/s
No 1 northern, 2.000 bu to arrive 83%
No. 2 northern wheat, 01 cats 81
No. 2 northern wheat, 1 car 81V,
No 2 iinithein wheat, 10 cats 81 Vt
No, 2 noithein. 5ft bu to arrive 81
No. 2 northern, 1,000 bu to ani\e 81%
No. 3 wheat, 14 cars 76
No 3 wl cat, 3 cars
Toledo Detroit . .
St Louis .
Chicago ..
Mllw aukec
Dnlntb - -
Minneapolis Kansas City 57G.000
/'
. WYMAN & CO.
Grain Commission, 505-505 Ne w Chamber of Commerce,
Your Grain Shipments will be appreciated and haveViiNmE
ft
careful affenfion-
Close.
To-day.
High. Low.
.81% -% -80%
July. 82%
$ -Sl%
.83% .82%
THE DAY'S RESULTS
Cliicagro .............s..... -84^4
Duluth SSft .83% .
.82%@82% .70%
"-"~" , - . CLOSING* CASH PRICES
On TrackNo. 1 bard, 84%e No. J northern, 83c to arrive, 83c No. 2 north
ern, 81c to arrive, 81c. No. 3 wheat, [email protected]
No. l^fWc, 97%c. No. 3 yellow corn, S8%c.
No. 3 white oats, 34c. N o 2 rye, 51c. ' ,
' Barley, 53c to 64c.
t
:
u,,lM.tod wueat,
72
l our*ssmutty 72
, 7H1A
Rejected wheat ear,r choice 7S&
Rejected wheat, 1 car . , GO
Rejected wheat. 2 cars,.bin burnt , . .00
Rejected wheat, 1 c.^- 74
Rejected wlieat, 1 car, bin burnt" , .5!^
Xo _n ade w beat, 2 c 1 rs !5
No 91 ade wheat. 1 car, bin burnt ..
Xo irrad wheat, 1 cai, bin burnt .... -. .53
No grade wheat, 1 cai, bin burnt 54
Xo grade wheat. 1 car, bin burnt 52
Xo. .', jellow corn, 1 cai 38^4
No 'A jellow com, t car 38!^
Xo 4 corn. 2 can* 38V4
Xo. 4 corn, 1 car 38
Xo. 4 corn, 5 can, yellow SS1^
Xo, 4 com, 4 cais 37 h
Xo 4 corn., 2 cats 36V4
Xo grade u*u, I car 37'/i
\ o striide cotii, '! (ais . ^6MJ
Xo gi atle com, X cai .rtb
No, J white oats, S ears S4
No. 'A white oats, 7 cars 34Vi
Xo. A white oats, 7 cars 8414
Xo, 8 white oats, 1 car . .
Xo. 3 wh.te oats, 2 cars, o. w. b..
Xo. 4 white cats 2 cars
No. 4 white oaib, 1 cur ,
Xo. 4 white oats, 1 car ,
Xo 4 white outs, C ears ,
N o 4 white oat= 1 cai
Xo. 4 whl*e dts J ear black
No. ft oat 1 car ,
No. 3 oat\ 1 car ,
No 3 oa (, 0 caiH ,
Xo 3 oats, 4 c us
No A oat--, o can
No grade oats, 1 car
Xo ifiade oato, 1 car
Xo giade oats, 1 car
Xo j mde oats 1 car
Xo 2 r.ve. 1 car
Xo. i r\e, 2 cars
r bailey, 1 car 37
N., buk'j 1 par f
No. r barlej. 1 cai 41 yi
No. 1 flax, 1 car , , 98"
Rejected llav, 5 cars . 97
n.i\ scieenings, 1 cai, per ton 11.00
Macaroni Wheat.
\"o 2 1 car . 65
opening a shade to }4% higher at S4%c to
oi%c, Ma} declined to S4Vfcc. Minneapolis, Du
luth aud Chicago repotted lecelpts of 565 cars,
against 618 last week and 58B a year ago.
Late In the dav the market responded to the
sharp upturn at Minneapolis and from 84c May
advanced to 84%c, but cased off again with the
decline in the uo.'thwest and on 'liquidation.
Closing pricey were bteady with May a shade
lower at 84*4c.
Clobe. WheatDecember, 81%c old, 81%c
May, 84%c July, 7S%c.
Cash WheatXo. a red, OOe Xo. 3 red, S7
t
Xo grade wheat, 1 car 04
Xo jritule wheat. 1 car, choice 78
o i'rarte TN htat. I (ar, smutty . , , .68-
Xo irt.ule wheat,, !i oai'9 bin burn 7
No L'i'ide
,.53
w "eat 1 cai, tun burntt ...... .652
@a0c No. 8 hard. [email protected] No. B Hard, [email protected]
No. 1 northern, 83(goTg No. 2 northern, [email protected]
84c No. 'A spring, [email protected]
Com ruled firm on the government crop report,
which made a reduction in the total crop and on
small lecelpts. There was a fair demand from
commission houses with selling mostly by scalp
ers. May opened a shade higher to ^ c lower,
at 45c to 45^@45i4c and after selling up to
45- held firm at 45%@45%c. Local re
ceipts wcie 288 cais, with six of contract grade.
'i he niaiket held steady until neai the close,
when prices eased off along with wheat. The
close was eas- with May *4c lower, at 44%c.
Close. CornDecember, 41^cJanuary ,
41%e May, 44%ej July, 44%c September^
44V4C.
( ash CornNo. 2, 42%@43c No. S. 42i/@43c.
With a fair cash demand and moderate buying
by local traders, oats luled steady. May opened
a shade lower to a shade higher at 37%c to
Siy.c, sold up to 37%ftD37%c, and later reacted
to 37%c. Local receipts were 170 cars.
Close Oats,December, 35c May, 37J4
S7=fec July 3-*%c
".4 y,
.33 .34 .34Ms .33 .32 V2
- 33Vi
.33^
.31 Vi
.::2
.29 .A'AX/n
.51 Va
('ash OatiNo 2 34^c: No. 3, 34c. \
The following was the range of prlceb:July.
Wheat Dec.
Opening [email protected]
Highest 81 i
f
Xo ! n, 1 cai 49
.o S bailev, I cat ... K~^j
Xo. 4 barlev, 2 cars ,iy
Xo. 4 batlej, 1 car 40
Xo. I baile\ 1 iar 42
Xo. 5 barley* 4 cars , .40
No. ") barlej, 2 can 43
Xo
OPENED ACTIVE,
BUT IRREGULAR
Close. _ Close.
THE MAJORITY O F STOCKS WENT
HIGHER ON WAUL STREET, v
Yesterday.
$ .so%
Tear Ago.
- .83% -'
$ .74%
.82%
.75 @7B% Amalgamated" Sells Up % in the Sec-
ond Hour and This Seemed Signal
\
- Close.
To-day.
Minneapolis '.....,.$ ,83%
May Wheat.
Closo.
Yesterday. .83%
for an AdvanceSpecialties Score
Wide Advanqes as Evidenced by a
Close.
To-day.
July Wheat.
Close.
Yesterday.
$ .82%
Rise of 5 in American Express.
.82%@83
S4*[email protected]%
,,,_,, , , ^ ^75 Dominion Conl preferred, 113 bid
.78% 82*4 76%
.7 8%
New York, Dec. 29.The stock market 7%@8 Dominion steelc,i 8%@0% Elm River, [email protected]
opened active and irregular, partly due t o 2V. Isle loja.^47 Mass, [email protected]^4May -
the depression reflected from London ando^fV
.77
.87Vi .83 M .83%
CHICAGO GRAIN
WHEAT BULES EASIERCOEN FIRM AND
OATS STEADY.
Chicago, Dec. 29.Advices direct fiom Argen
tina stating that the weather was improving had
a depieasliis Influence on wheat prices to-day,
ard the niaifcet ruled euslei. 'Xbe opening -was
film on the bullish construction x'laced on the
government crop report, together with the un
settled conditions abioad and there was a good
general demand. Offerings were light' at the
start, but later became nioie llbeial. After
7 1
partly to realizing on yesterday's advance,
but the majority of stocks were higher.
Missouri Pacific advanced a point, St.
Paul &, and Amalgamated Copper on run
ning sales of 4,600 shares %.
The market soon overcame the hesi
tancy caused toy the profit-taKmg sales
of the room traders, and bounded strongly
upward. Amalgamated was a conspicuous
feature, selling up 1% to 51% on active
buying. The electric stocks were again
t
taken freely. Westinghouse risi ng 3 % and
General Electric 3.
Other gains of note included 3% in
Pressed Steel Car, 2 in Realty preferred
North-Western, Rock preferred and
in a sprinkling of the low-priced rail
roads and specialties. Distilling company
preferred
and Colorado^uel and 1 to 1% in St. PaulU t^at. T^c Tested firsts, 15c roll d p3
xi. T i . T . _.<p>Island _ J . ^ _ fnncy, 17c choice, 14(&15c, fair to good, 12%
@13c.
EGGS^New laid, case count, current receiptss
cases included, 25c candled loss
higher,e specialtienst makinge widrer No. 1, 12c brickc . No. 2, 9c brick, No. 3, [email protected]
but hactivev e moement bcame narr oadvancees w in th
but thmovemebecam na oadvancese, w in th
mostt stocks.e Notable
were American Express 5, Brooklyn Union
Gas and Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis 4, Railway Spring 2%, preferred 3%,
and Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg, Ana
conda, American Telephone & North
American 2 to 3. Sugar gained a point
and Tennessee Coal 1%. Consolidated Gas
lost XH., and. Chicago &. Alton 1%.
Bonds were firm at noon.
Calling of loans toy the banks in prepar
ation for the year end disbursements and
the advance in call money rates to 6 per j
cgnt started a general reaction in prices
after noon. Earlier gains were largely
reduced and some of the leaders sold be
low yesterday's close. Westinghouse
Electric fell back 5% to 2 points below
yesterday's close. General Electric re
acted 3 and some of the other specialties
a point or more. Consolidated Gas fell
2% under last night and Delaware & Hud
son 1%. American Steel Foundry pre
ferred improved 4 points and Tennessee
Coal 2, but the latter lost half its rise.
Speculation was nervous and hesitating
but with a decided drop to railroad stocks
until well into the afternoon. Momentary
steadiness followed, the bidding u p t o 51/
of Amalgamated, out when the urgenat
demand for this stock ceased the entire
Hay.
Lowest 81M
Chr-e
To-dav 81 %
Yesterday .... 81H,
Year ago 73*i
Corn
Opening 41%
Highest 42
Hrfv est . ....... 4 1 ^
(.lose^
To-day 41 "2
Yesterday .... 41 -Jt
Year ago 44 \
Oats-
Open ing 35H
Highest 3S%
Low est 35
Close-
To dav 35
Yestciday .... 35
lear ago 82'^
84% @%
84% 84
78-Ji
79 78%
last became heavy and dull again.
Stock iiiotations repoited for The Journal by
Watson & Co., brokers, Chamber of Commerce,
Minneapolis :
Closing figures are bid.
S4
[email protected]"J8 76% m%
50
78%
78% 73%
[email protected] 43%t3y 4 4 T&
44% @ \
44%% 44 }
Sales. I Stocks High-
I est.
s
44% 44% [email protected]
1,300
7%
33%
OTHER GRAIN MARKETS
DULTJTH (JEATN, Dee. 29.Trading in wiieat
vrsvs sluw. May opened ^ c up at 83 %c. sold at
S3ittf/)S3%e, fell to 83c. rallied to 83V2c and
closed unchanged at 83'^c. Cash wheat offeilngs
weie light and X o 1 northern sold at l^c under
Slav. Flax was dull. May sold :,i up to $1.01%
and closed at $1.0114. Cash and July also closed
Vto up. Oats fell %e. t
The close. Wheat, to arrive. No. 1 hard,
83^,c No. 1 northern. 81%c No. 2 northern,
70ijc on tiack. No. 1 noithern, 81%c No. 2
noithern. 79V6e, N o S spring, 76i&e. macaroni.
No 1, 67c No. 2, 60c December, 80%c: Mav,
8.^
77^S
N c. Julj, 82^0, flax in store. 97%c, on
tiack, 97%c to arrive. 97%c December, 97%o
Maj, $1,011^ July, $1.02% oats on track. 84y.c
to arrive, 34^c, rye on track, 52ic to arrive,
C2'/2c, bailey, 34c to 52c.
Cais humected, \yheat, 134, last vear 44 corn
1 oats. 28 rie, 2 barley, 12: flax, 118 last
j ear, 49. ReceiptsWheat, 58,519 bu oats,
25,370, lye, 1,874, btrley, 13,808 flax, 107,703.
ShipmentsPlaK. 11.10^ b
NEW YORK GRAIN AND FLOUR, Dec. 29.-
FlourReceipts, 42'il2 brls sales, 3,760 brls:
dull but fiimly held winter straights, [email protected]
Buckwheat riouiQuiet, $2.15g 35. Wheat
Receipts, 58.000 bu sales 560,000 strong open
ing on cables and faither war talk, but turned
soft under heavy southwest selling and weakness
at St. Louis. December, 84%&94%c May, 87(m
87 5-16c: July. [email protected]% RyeFirm state
and Je-sey, [email protected], Iso 2 western, 63c nomi
nal, fob afloat. CornReceipts. 83,600 bu.
sales, 20,000 stronger and more active on the
snow in eastern states and room covering May,
51^(3)5114c. OatsReceipts, 76,500 bu nominal
track white, [email protected],c.
MILWAUKEE GRAIN AND FLOUR, Dec. 29.
Flour, steady. Wheat, firm No. 1 northern,
[email protected] No. 2 northern, [email protected] May, 84%c
bldj puts, 83'/a bid, calls, 85c asked. Rye,
steady. No. 1. 5e%@57c. Barley, dull No. 2,
63u sample, [email protected] Oats, steady standard,
30y20? 37c. Corn, easier No. 3, 39[email protected] May,
44%45c asked. Puts, 44%c asked calls, 45%c
asked
ST. LOUIS GRAIN, Dec. 29.Close: Wheat,
lower No. 2 red, cash, elevator, nominal track.
[email protected] December, 92c May, 82c July, 76%@
76%c No. 2 hard, [email protected]%c. Com, lower No.
2 cash ,43c track 41%@43c May, 42%c July,
42%c. Oats, weak No. 2, cash. 36c track,
[email protected] May. 38%c N
CHICAGO SEED AND COARSE GRAIN, Dec.
29.RyeDecember, 52c May, 56c. Flax
Cash northwestern, $1 01 southwestern. 94c De
cember, 94c, May, 89c. TimothyDecember,
$287% January, $290 March, $3.02%. Clover
December, $11.26. BarleyCash, [email protected]
LIVERPOOL GRAIN, Dec..29.-Closing: Wheat
Spot, firm No. 2 red western winter, 6s
8%d futures quiet December, nominal March,
6s 4%d May, 6s 4%d. CornSpot, steady
American mixed, 4s 2d futures quiet January,
4s %d M-irch, 4s 2d.
CROPS OFTHE YEAR
FINAL GOVERNMENT FIGURES TOR WHEAT
AND 0THEE PRODUCTS.
Washington. Dee. 29.Final returns to the
chief of the bureau of statistics of the depart
ment of agricultuie from regular and special cor
respondents, supplemented by reports of special
field agents, show the acreage, production and
value of the principal farm crops of the United
States in 1903 to have been as follows:
Corn
Winter
wheat .
Spring
wheat .
Oats
Barley . .
Rye
.32,510,510 399,867,250 286,242,849
16,954,457 237.954,585 356,781,977
27,638,126 784,094,199 267,661,665
4,9,93,137 131,861,391 60,166,231
1.9 )0,984 29,363,416 15,993,871
14,243,644 8.650,73:$
27,350,710 22,291,557
247.122,880 151,638,094
Bushels.
5,000
28,000 93,000
113,362
85. S00
58,519
3.,060
Bushels.
f'on Buckwheat. S04.903
ian noii Flaxseed... 3,233,229
'SwS Potatoes.. 2.916.8:
Hay 39.933.750 - 61,305.940 556 376.880
Tobacco . . 1,037,735 815,972,425 55,514,627
The foUowing table gives the production and
value of the spring wheat crop for 1903 by
states:
States Production. Value.
Minnesota 70,652,597 $48,750,292
South Dakota 47,252,994 29,296,856
North Dakota 55.240,580 84.801,565
68,160
102,900
PUTS AND CALLS.
Two o'clock ieport'
PutsMnj wheat. 83'/,c.
CallsMay wiieat, S4%c
CnrljSlay wheat S3"4e.
8,200
PROVISIONS
CHICAGO PROVISIONS, Dec. 29.Provisions
weie steady in spite of a decline of 10c in
piiccs at the yards. Buying by outsiders w as the
chief supporting feature. May pork opened un
changed at $12.55: May lard was 2%c lower- at
$rf 90, while rlba were a shade lower to a shade
higher at $6..-7 to Sfu.60.
Close- Pqrk Tanuaiy. $12 07% Mav. $12 43
(h 12.47V.. LardJanuary, $6.62y May, $6.80.
RibsJanuary, $6.22y* May, $6.52% July?
$0.62%.
W YORK PROVISIONS, Dec. 29.Beef
PoikFirm: mess. [email protected]: short clear
$Vi [email protected] LardFirm prime western steam,
1 *1.S5
~ ffe*-J*U SL&wei
s "V.
ros,e
do
A m Ijoeoniot .
*dO pr . . .
37%@% 34T8
34 rs
34% -
34% 34 ^
75 'Srie, 30% Erie first preferred, 71 Erie,
second preferred. 52%Illinoi s Central, 135%,
Louisville & Nashville, 113% Missouri, Kaui-^
& Texas, 18%*, New York Central, 128 Norfolk
& Western, 60% Norfolk & Western preferred.
'80 Ontario & Western, 23% Pennsylvania,
61% Rand Mines, 9& Reading, - 24% lad
ing first preferred. 41 Reading second preferred,
'IX Southern Rallw-iy, 2214, Southern Ratlwar
preferred, 81% Southern Pacific, 50% Union
Pacific, 82% Union Pacific preferred, 01 ft,
United States Steel, 11% United States Steel
.preferred, 50% Wabash, 21 Wabash pre
fer ed, 39.
Bar stiver steady, 25 15-1Cd per ounce.
Money, .'i'i4Cs!4 per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market for
short bills Is 3% per cent. -
The rate of discount In the opeu market for,
threev months* bills Is 3%@3 9-16 per cent.
BOSTON MINING STOCKS, Dec. 29.Closing
quotations in yesterday's market: Adventure.
[email protected]%. Allouez, 4y5Arcadian . 80?S9 A r
nold. [email protected]: Atlanta. 7%@8: Bingham. 22%'
22% Calumet and necto, 430?n:j rcuteimii'J.
[email protected] Copper Range Consolidated, 46%@
46% Daly West, 85(S35% Dominion Coal, io j
21^, Phoenix, 2%g3 Quincy, 86(^00 Rhode
Island, 1(^)1^ Santi Fe, [email protected]%: Shannon Coo
per Company, 7%@8 Swift & Co , 10H4 bid
Tamarack, [email protected], Trinity, i%&>5 United States
Mining. [email protected]% United States Oil, [email protected]/4
Utah. 30Ca.30^, Victoria lV(giai- Winona, 7 %
1% Wolverine, [email protected], -Wjyaiiaot, iiSl'A-
13 points
-50%^
20,800
4,800
\incon. Cop ..
At ,Top.& S.F.
do pr
rf'80%
12,000|Balt. &j0Mo.... l f
GENERAL PRODUCE
Tuesday, Dec. 29,Butter, steady. Eggs,
higher. Poultry, steady. Veal, firm.
BTJTTEKCreameries, extra, lb, 22c: cieam
eries, flrBts, 20c creameries, seconds, 16c, dai
ries, extra, 10c: dairies, firsts, 17c seconds,
12%@13c packing stock, 812%c, renovated
on.
one transac-
. ,^, ,., 30c country held, cases included, 18c dirties
tion and St. Joseph. ra
n
d Islsecnd $G 10 per ease for candled and checks,
preferied decin eh d . Heavy realizing per case, $o.io, April storage, car lots,, charts
^$t
l ^y
Ul ^ ^&3CG
m Wa,n,do
steadied again and became dull.
tM
The market was active and somewhat 7ftc, Younge Americas,
ro
r
61 ^c, primost N o 1, Sc prlmost. N o 2 . 6c
pultost, c , Swiss, No. 1 , blok, loc, SwisNo.
2, block, 12c daisier. No. 1, 12%c
LIVE"8 POULTRYTurkeys,c large, fats,, 0c
turkeys, thin, small, [email protected], chickens, bens, large,
0c chickens, roosters, 6c springs, 7c ducks,
young, white, 9c, ducks, young, coloied, 8%c
ducks, old, 7c t geese, fat, large, [email protected]%c.
DRESSED POULTRY Undrawn turkeys,
fancy, 12^(913c choice, [email protected], old toms, lie,
culls, 6^7c chickers, springs, fancy, 8c
springs, fair to good, 0fi7c hens, fancy, large,
7c, lair to. good and small, 6c, old roosters and
culls, [email protected] ducks, fancy, heads off, 10c fair to
good, 9c geese, fancy, heads off, 10c, fair to
good, [email protected] fiozen stock, [email protected] less.
DREbJjED MEATSVeal, fancv, per lb, S^""
Cc
fah .
"to
80%
300
OK
28,100
2(H)
4,400 l,80u
1,000 a, .100
300 200
1,000
300 600
200 200
2 800
1,8 )0
200 200
8,400
300
2.50O
W 0
400
100 200
20,000
l loo
2,200
2,000
200
do ~TW
Brook. R, T.,
Can. Southern,
Canadian Pac.
OIes _&
88%
eout
g0
[email protected] mutton,dfancj, lambs, yearlings,
fancy, 6%@7c mil5k lambh, pelts, off, 7%@8c
hogs, light, 5%c medium. 5c heavy, 5c.
FISHCrappies, medium to laige, Sc small,
6c pickerel, 0c bullheads, 6c pike, 7c.
CABBAGEPer 100 lbs, $2 50.
SQUIlvRELGray, doz, 75c.
POTATOESWhite, per bu, car lots, sacks,
G0?i62e nilved, per bu, ear lots, sacked, 50
ooc, small lots, sacked, 70c.
ONIONSPer bu, [email protected]
BABBITSCottontail, doz, [email protected] jacks,
doz, [email protected]
PIGEONSLive, per doz, $1 dead, per doz,
75c. - v
DRIED PEASFancy yellow, per bu, $1.50
medium, $1.25, green, fancy, $1.75 medium,
$12 5, marioufat, $2 25
BEANSQuotations include sacks: Fancy
navy, per bu. $2.2J, clioice naTv, j.i, medium
hand-picked, $2 medium fair, $125 niediun
nmed and dirty, 4 %70c brown, fancy, ?2 50
brown, fair to good, $1.50(^1 60 Lima, Cali-u
fornia. per lb, Gc
APPLESJonathans, per brl. $6.50 Kings,
per brl, $4.50, Northern Spys, brl. $3 [email protected]
Wagners, brl, $3 25c.*J 50, Greenings, brl, $3 25
Baldwins, brl, $3 [email protected], Tallman Sweets, brl,
[email protected] choice cooking, brl, $2.75(^,3 Rus
sets, brl, $3.50.
ORANGESFlorldas, all sizes, $3 25 Califor*,
nia navels, 126s to 250s, $3 50 California navels,
9bs to 112s, $3 25.
LEMOXSCalifornia fancy, as to size, $ 4 30
choice. $3.50(0,4 50.
SWEET POTATOESIllinois, per brl, $3.50,
Jersejs, per brl, $"!.7o
CRANBERRIESLate Howes, per brl, $9
Jerseys, per bil, [email protected] 50 Jeiseys, bu bo\es
$2.75 Wisconsin Bell and Bugle, $9 Wisconsin
Bell and Chenj $7.50
I Close-
Low- I Bid. i Bid.
ett |Dee 29|Dee 28
2,000 Am. Car
1,700
3,900
300
44T& 451-s
44 VJ
20 y,
0 9 U.
2 0
6844
20% 08%
18%. 77%
19%
6 8
77%
9
32%
1.800
,r78%
14,500
/200
2,900
2oo
90,100
Am. Ice
do pr .
'Am. Sngar ...
do pr . , .
Am. Smelting..
do i
Amal. Cop
%
'&! *
482%
127%
122
50*4 9 0
9
32%
3,27%
122%
9
32%
49% 78 68%
127% 122%
50
0v* 49%
# 0
m
'79%
78
CALIFOKMY FRUTSPears, Winter Nellis,
boxes, $3.75(4
SI
Mi
6 9
L 93
Coin Prodact4'Ql7%
do pr-. . _. '
Chi. Gr. West
do pv A.
do pr B.
Chi. Terjn j..
do pr'"..".
Col Fuel & Ir
Col Soi.thern
do 1st pr.
do 2d pr..
Consol Gas .
Con. Tbb., pr
Dei. & Hudson
Del, L. & W..
Den. & Rio Gr
do pr
Du , S. S. & A
Erie
do 1st pr
Rock Island ,
68%
92% 78%
SSVi 54% 68%
do 2d pr..
Gen. Electric..
Hock Vallcyr..
aoo
2,800
GOO 200
7,200
2,000
200
do
pCr .n
do pr
St.L. & S.F.2d
St. L. & S. W.
do pr
St. Paal
Southern Pac.
Southern Ry..
do pr . . .
Tenn. Coal & I
2.100 1,900
300
8.00!Te\ai & Pac.
T., St.L. & W
do pr
Twin City R.T
Union Pacific,
do pr
U. S. Leather
do pr
U. S. Rubber.
do pr ....,
U. S. Steel..
do pr ..,.,
Wabash .
8,300 do pr
100|Western Union
100
3 00|
200
100 300
38,400
200
2,000 5,200
700 300
53.800
99.100
2.S00
Wheel. & L. E
do 1st pr.
do 2d pr..
Farm Value
Acreage. Production. Dec. 1. 1903
8S,091,993 2,244,176,925 $952,868,801
Crops
Wis. Central..I
GRAPESCatawbas. pany baskets, 20c Mala
gas, per keg, $4.50(^5.50.
HONEYNew fancy *hite, 1-lb sections, 14c
choice white 1-lb sections, [email protected] amber, 8c,
jrol-deniocl, 12c, extracted vrhite. l a barrels, 6
7c extracted umber, 7c
5 4
6 8
8*
119%
3 4
34%
73% 17% C6i
Chi. &-Altonlf3& ^
119%
'{119%
34 -
do pr
'
rie%
73 17% 6 6
15% 67 2 8
8 %
18%
31% 15% 5 3
2 3
iS
VEGETABLESWax beans, per bu, $5 egg
plant, per doz, $2.50 ladishes, per doz bunches.
85c lettuce, pei doz, 35e lettuce, heads, per
doz, $1, mint, per doz, 25c celerj, doz, [email protected]
celery, California, fancy. 75c choice, 65c
squash, per lo %2, parsnips per b u 73c, cu
cumbeis, per doz, [email protected], green onions, shal
lots, per doz bunches, 75c tomatoes, foui
basket crates, $3 beets, per bu, 40(SJ50C cauli
flower, per crate. $3.75 parsley, per doz, 75c
67%
!28%
i 9
18%
u
1 6
67 2 8 8 %
18%
31% 15% 53% 23%
73% 17% 66 15%
66%
27%
8 %
17%
30% 14% 52% 22%
sa
&$!.
63 %
33%
NEW YORK "PRODUCE, Dec. 2 9 Butter
Receipts, 0.413 pkgs, him, extra creameij, 23c,
cieamery, common to choice, 15ji22c, state dairy,
WC% 104 170% 272
21%
70% 13%
30%
ca 51%
180
7414 85%
103% 10 3%
108% 270
21%
69% 1 3
29% 8S%
5 1
177
7 4
8 5
131%
19% 36
109%
56
115% 144% 125
194
103% 168%
270
21% 69 )i
13%
29% os% 51
177
74 85%
131%
19% 30
109%
57%
119% 144% 125 ft
63%
96% 18%
40% 10%
15 82%
103
oS 84%
[email protected] held creamery. 15((?2oyjC.
195%
103% 170
270
20% 70% 1 3
29% GS 5 1
175
73%
84%
131%
19% 3 5
109%
5 5
116 144%, 125%
CheeseReceipts. 2,407 pkgs: quiet state full
cieam fancy small, colored, September, 12c late
made, 10c small white, Septembei, 12c, late
made, 10c. large coloied, September, 12c late
made, 10c laige white, September, 12c late
made, 10c.
EggsReceipts, 4,074 pkgs, strong: western
extras, 862M7c state and Pennsylvania nearby
average hnest, 37c, state and Pennsylvania sec
onds to firsts, 21i??33r: v estein firsts, 35c: wes
tern seconds, [email protected] Jlc relrigorated, 27g30c
. .*{
Illinois et.4 132
K. C. & South
do pr
Louis. & Nash
M.,St.P. & Soo
do pr .
Manhattan .
Met. St. Ry
Minn. & St. L.
Missouri Pac,
M., K. & T .
do pr
Mexican Cent
Nat. Lead ...
do pi .....
N. J. Ceutr...
^orfolK &. W .
North Am. Co
.19%
36%
1,300 Northwestern
N. Y. Air Bk
N. Y. Central
Ontario & W.
Pressed Steel
do pr
Pacific Mail
Peim. R. R.
People's Gas
Pullman ....
Reading ....
do 1st pr .
do 2d pr .
Repub. Steel
do pr
Ruljher Goods \
do pr
0 . 2 white, 38%39c.
Lead, firm 4.17%c. Spelter, quiet 4.70c.
KANSAS CITY GRAIN, Dec. 29.Close-
Wheat. December. 67%c, May, 70%c cash No. 2
hard, 71cNo . A. 06V 2 @69eN o 2 red. 82
C383%c, o . 3 , [email protected] Corn, December, 36%c,
May. 38Vic cash No. 2 mixed, [email protected]%c No. 2
white, [email protected]& No. 8, [email protected]^c.
CHICAGO PRODUCE, Dec. 29.Butter-
Steady, creameries, [email protected] dairies, [email protected]
EggsSteady, at mark, cases included, 26fr(J
27J/.C. CheeseSteadv : daisies 10^S10Vjc
twins, 10c Young Americas, 10^c. Poultry
Live firm turkeys, 10(cjllc chickens, 7onc
springs 9j.OVi PotatoesFirmer. Burbanks,
[email protected] RuraK [email protected] red stock, [email protected]
VealSteady 50 to 60-pound weights, [email protected]
60 to 75-pounds weight,, 5C6c 80 to 125-pound
60 to 75-pound weights, [email protected] 80 to 125-pound
8%c
119%
58
119% 143% 120
X3.90O
3,300
200
32,600
1,100 3,300
2,000
200
200 100
a.ioo
800
63%
9 7
1814
41% 10% 1 5
82%
63%
05% 17%
40% 1 0
14% 8 2
N. Securities
63
95%
17% 4 0
1 0
14% 81%
HIDES, PELTS, TALLOW AND WOOL.
No. 1. No. 2.
Green salted heavy steer hides 8VL 7J
163%
5S 8 5
Green salted cow bides .............. TYz 6 ^
89%
163
37 y
89%,
8,100
163
S7%
8 2
Green salted light hides 7% B%
Green salted bull hides 7 8
171% 138 121%
23% 33% 7 0
2 7
120V4
a
81%
89%
170 137% 120%
22 %
31% 09%
2 5
119%
08%
218
46% 77% 6 0
6
41% 1 8
7 4
24%
60%
4 1
1 4
33%
146%
48%
19,300
1,800
300
1,000
66,400
2,000
200
27,500
100
200
1,000 1,100
300 400
11,600
1,200 2,100
500
2 500
28,900
t9,90
7,2.10 2,800 9 500
Green salted veal kip 9 7V2
Green salted deacons, each 55 45
Green salted branded, l%c per lb less than
free of brands. v
170 138 120%
23% 31% 7 0
2 6
119%
08%
21S%
46% 77% 6 0
7 %
41% 18% 7 5
24%
61%
41% 1 4
34%
146%
50%
89
170% 137 121%
22% 30% 68% 2 5
119%
99%
218
40% 76% 60%
6 %
41% 1 8
74% 24% 6 0
4 0
13%
33%
146
48% 21% 79% 37%
25%
14% 38%
91% 79% 8 8
7 %
7 7
11% 4 0
3 1
oiy, 20^7
37%* 86%
1 7
4 8
25 17% 38%
Green salted horse or mule hides.
large
%
Green salted horse or mule hides,
medium 2.50 1.75
Green salted horse or mule hides,
small
218%
47% 7 8
60%
7 %
4 2
18% 7 6
25% 61%
42% 14%
34%
147%
50% 21%
8 0
39%
20%
2 6
39%
9 2
80% 88%
7 %
7 8
32% 41% 12%
Dry flint Montana, Oregon, Washington
and Idaho butcher hides, flat 14
Montana bulls and fallen hides 10
Dry flint Minnesota, Dakota, Wiscon
sin and similar . . Xl% 10
Green salted pelts, large to small,
each 50 @90
Dry flint calf skins , 16 14
Dry flint territorial pelts, per lb ... .10 @ll
Tallow, In cakes 4 3
Tallow, In barrels 3% 3
21% 70% 3 8
25%
24% 3 9
91% 7 9 4
8 8
21% Grease, light , 3'/j !i
79% 39%
26%
i r
39%
91% 80% 88
7%
77
12% 40% 11%
57% 20% 3 8
86%
1 7 I
48 25% 1 7
Wool, unwashed, medium 16 @17
Wool, coarse
Wool, fine, unwashed 12 @14
Feathers, goose 40 (5)45
Feathers, duck 34 040
Feathers, chicken 3 8 3 %
Feathers, turkey 2% 3
1 2
40% 11%
*Dry ginseng root, per l b
Green, for planting, per lb
Seneca root, per lb
88% 20% 3 8 %
80% 1714
37% 20% S7% 8 0
1 7
4 S
2 5
17
38%
Beeswax, yellow 28
Beeswax, dark 24
. 48%
do pr ....
I 25% 17%
I 38% 38% I
Total sales, 886,900.
*Lx. dividend.
MONEY REPORTS
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.Price mercantile
piper, 51S'5
6 per cent sterling exchange, weak,
after strength, with actual business in bankers'
bilsl at $4 83 [email protected] for demand, at $4 81
4.81.10 for 60-day bills posted rates, $4.81%
(cj4 82 and $4.85(3)4.85%: commercial bills.
$4.80%@4.80% bar silver, 65%c Mexican dol
lars,, 4SVic government bonds irregular railroad
bonds firm.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.The National City
bank announces a gold engagement in London of
$325,000.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 2l.Bank'clearing to
day, 82 454.072.94 New York exchange, selling
rate, !)0c premium buying rate, 30c premium
Chicago e\chiaee. selling rate, 60c premium
Inlying rate, par, London 60-day sight document
ary exchange, 4.80%.
ST. P0UL. Dec. 29.Bank clearings. $1,014,-
283.77. ^
BERLIN, Dec. 29.Exchange on London. 20
marks 42% pfgs for checks discount rates short
bill", 4 per -ent three months' bills, 3% per
cent.
LONDON CLOSING STOCKS, Dec. 29.Con-
sols for money, 87 15-16 consols for account,
88 Anaconda, 4: Atchison, 70% Atchison pre
ferred, 95% Baltimore & Ohio, 82^ Canadian
Pacific. 12:i% Chesapeake & Ohio. 35% Chicago
Great Western. 16% Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul. 131% DeBeers. 20% Denver & Kio
( Grande, 21-^, Denver & Rio Grande preferred, | a. larse buyer of horse feed.
V
&*** -%
*-
market at midday showed signs of weakness
under continued liQaidation with nrices not 12
to 15 points lower spot, quiet middling uplands,
14c middling gulf. 14.25c
Spot closed quiet, 40 points lower middling up
lands, 13.70c middling gulf, 13 95c sales, 1,654
bales.
NEW YORK SUGAR AND COFFEE, Dec. 29.
SugarRaw, nominal: fair refining. 3?? l-16c:
centrifugal. 96 test, 3i(cp3 9-16c: molasses sugar.
2%?$ 3-16c: refined cuuet crushed. 5 05c: pow
dered. 4.55c granulated, 4 45c. CoffeeFirm
No. T Rio 7 8-16c. MolassesFirm New Or
leans.
NEW YORK LEAD AND COPPER, Dec. 29.
Copper and lead steady and unchanged.
NEW YORK OIL, Dec! 29.Petroleum-
Steady refined all ports, 9 [email protected] 10c.
PEORIA WHISKY, Dec. 29.Whisky on th
basis of $1.27 for finished goods.
GRAIN TRADE GOSSIP
Finley Barrel to Johnson: We note that Min
neapolis is bullish because an evening paper
there reports 100,001 barrels flour sold to Japan
this week. Washburn-Crosby absorbing Maj"
there at current prices Down here there has
been some Armour buying openly. There has ,
been selling by Glfford. Ware-Leland, Mont
gomery, ChampHn, Harris-Gate*. There was
buying by the Alton company and Bartlett
Frazier.
San Francisco wires I^ogan & Bryan that the
orient has been buying large quantities of flour
at differs it coast markets and has also been
CHICAGO LOWER
SO. ST. PADL FIRM
CATTLE PRICES STEADY AGAINST
Hogs Off a DimeQuality a Little
Better Tha n Yesterday, and Re-
ceipts Fairly LiberalSheep Trade
Uglit zuxd Ibices Show Only Nom-
inal Changes.
Franklin.nwA^ml
a at
Kealie T ?
I6A
lI % %^J
South St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 29.Estimated re
ceipts at the Lnion stockyards to-day Cattle,
850 calves, 50 hogs, 4,000 sheep, 400. Cars,
72.
The following table shows the receipts from
Jan. 1, 1903, to date, as compared with the same
peuod in 1902:
Yeai. Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
1903. .. 259,119 42,739 744,165 885,400 24,621
1902 . . 205,014 40,444 658,443 600,177 22,353
Inc 2,295 90,722 275.231 2,2bh
Dec... 5,895
The following table shows the receipts thus
far in Decembei, as compared with the same pe
riod in 1902
Year. Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cais.
1903 9,463 1,378 95,888 63,111 1,840
1902 . 9.916 1,160 89.966 37,976 1,666
Inc 218 5,922 25,ld5 174
Dec..,.. 453
Official receipts for the past week are as fol
lows.
Date Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
Dec. 19 184
Dec. 21 581
Dec. 22 537
Dec. 28 380
Dec. 24 86
Dee. 26 20
Dec. 28 110
Railroads entering the yards leported receipts
for the day by loads as follows: Chicago Great
Western, 7 Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 21
Minneapolis & St. Louib, 4 Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha, 21, Gieat Northern, 9,
Chicago, BurllnRton & Quincy, 1 , Wisconsin Cen
tral. 1 , Soo Line, 8 , total, 72.
Disposition of stock Monday., Dec. 2
per*wln,,,
doz
rflats',secondsoff,
tow."*
o r flatS) cho i c i 9% twins or fair to good. fancj,flats,
l'AffilZVzc brick .
Finn-
Swift & Co
W. G. Bronson
J. T. McMillan
J. B. Fitzgeiald
Other buyers . .
Country buyers
Date. Dec. 19
)
@[email protected] 2(.', maU overweight,
Dec. 21
Dec. 22
Dec. 23
Dec. 24
Dec. 26
Dec. 28
steady and better grades btiong. Bulls and
veals firm. Stockers and feeders steady.
Butcher Steers51, 1.125 lbs, $3.60 9, 935
lbs, $3.
Butcher Cows and Heifers1. 1,240 lbs, $3 15,
2, 1,225 lbs, $3 8, 1,070 lbs, $2.75 1, 1,150 lbs,
$2 50.
Cutteis and Canners1, 830 lbs, $1.50 2, 1,095
lbs, $215 3, 1,016 lbs, $2.
Butcher Bulls2, 1.075 lbs, $2.15.
Veal Calves9. 112 lbs, $3 25 6, 123 lbs,
$4.25 1, 90 lbs. $2 3. 100 lbs. $3 50.
Stock and Feeding Steeis^31, 895 lbs, $2.70
2, 71" lbs, $ 2 6(
r Stock aud FeecUng Bulls^1, 930 lbs, 2.25.
Milch Cows and Spiingers2 cows, $57.50 2
cows and I calf. $5o 1 cow, $33 1 cow, $27
1 cow and 1 calf, $20.
SHEEPPrices show little or no change. R *
ceipts very light and made up largely of small,
scatteung bunches, including nothing of good
quality. Packets obtained the bulk of then
supplies from the local feed lots. Sales
Killing Sheep and Lambs9 lambs, 81 lbs,
$4 85 9 lambs, 83 lbs, $4.50 5 eweb, 137 Ibjs,
$3.1*5, 5 ewes, 150 lbs. $3, 938 western ewes,
93 lbs, $2.90 3 cull ewes, 130 lbs, $2.
\mong the shippers on the market -w ere A-.
Nawash. Silver Lake C. E. Gardner, Ham
mond, Wis., W. E. Richter, Ellsworth, Wis.
J. Tingval. River Falls. Wis. Quaas Broth
ers. Maple Plain E. P. Brabec, Waverly A. L.
McDowell. Hutchinson Carver-Bjugstad Co.,
Molm & Donaldson, Moinstown, P T. French,
Dennison, H Heinbuekle. -Norwood. C Hiber.
Alma, Wis., J). Imrle, Roberts, Wis., M . MC
Hugh, Goodhue Closner & Rogeis, Pine Island.
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK, Dee 29 Cattle
Receipts. 10,000, steady, good to prime steers,
[email protected] poor to medium, [email protected] stock
eis and feeders $2ft)4 cows $l_50(i!4, heifers,
$2rfT4 85. camieis, [email protected] bulls, [email protected]
calves, $3(010 50
HogsReceipts to-day, 35,000 to-morrow, 40,-
000 10c to 15c lower, mixed and butchers, $4 50
(S.4 75 gootf to choice heavy, $4.60&!4.75 rough
heavy, [email protected] light, [email protected] bulk of
sales, [email protected]
SheepReceipts 13,000 sheep steadv to strong
lambs Arm, good to choice wethers, [email protected]
fair to choice mixed, [email protected] western sheep,
$2 50cci4 25. nitive lambs, $4 [email protected] western
lambs, 4-3 TOCy 5.90.
SI0TTX CITY LIVE STOCK, Dec. 29.-Receipts
Cattle, 400 hogs, 6,500.
[email protected] lonei. Sales' 60, 210 lbs.
$4 30, 83, 280 lbs, $4 45: 60, 310 lbs, $4.55.
CattleStackers steadv, kill ers strong. Sales.
10 beeves, 1.080 lbs. $8.65 8 beeves, 17300 lbs,
$4 85, 10 cows, SOO lls $2. 14 eoivs, 980 lbs. ,
1 75, 6 cows. 1,200 lbs, $3 30 10 stockers. 780
UJ =, $ 2 5 0 9 stockers SOO lbs. $3, XO stockers
980 lbs. $3 40 6 yearling*. 4S0 .lbs. $2.25 10
yeailiucts, 620 lbs, $2.75 10 yearlings, 680 lbs,
$3.25.
KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK, Dec. 29.Cat-
tleReceipts, 8,000, including 400 southerns
market stMdy to 10c lower native steeis, $3.35
@4.50 southern steers, $2.50Q3.50 southern
cows $15O(i2 50 native cows intl heifers, S2 25
g!3.5 stockers and feeders, $,}(g,3,C}5.
RogsReceipts 7,000 market 10c lower:
heavy. H50&4.70 packers, [email protected]: pigs
and lights, $4 [email protected]
SheepReceipts. 3,000: market steadv to 10c
higher, shaep, $2 [email protected] lambs, $4 [email protected]
4
$3.15 215
OMAHA LIVE STOCK, Dec. 29CattleRe
ceipts, .5,500, market steady native steers, $4ctfi
5 15 cows and heifers, $2 [email protected] western
steers, $2 [email protected] 70, Tevas steers, [email protected]
range cows and heifers, [email protected] stockers and
feeders, $2 503 85.
HogsReceipts, 11,000, maiket 10c lower
heav3, [email protected] pigs, [email protected]
SheepReceipts. 7,000: market active and
stronger sheep, $2.75(^1.35 lambs, [email protected],
1.70 1.00
ST. LOUIS LIVE STOCK, Dec. 2 9 CattleRe
ceipts. -4,000, including 1,400 Texans, market
slow but steady beef steers. $3 [email protected] stock
ers and feeders, [email protected] cows and heifers,
$2 [email protected] Texas steers. $2.4i^?4.05.
HogsReceipts, 7,500 market slow, 5c lower
pigs and lights, [email protected] packers. [email protected]:
butchersReceipts,
and best heavv, $4
$ 6 [email protected] t \
1.15
. .65 .67
MISCELLANEOUS
NEW YORK COTTON, Dec. 29.The cotton
ST. LOUIS WOOL. Dec. 29.-Wool-Steady
territory and western mediums, [email protected]: fine
medium, [email protected] fine, [email protected]
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
fppWli
EASTERN DECLINE.
CHICAGO. MINNEAPOLIS,
Edwards,
Wood
&Co.
MAIN OFFICE:
Manhattan BIdg.
34 31 28
2S
6 8
1
4,447 4,788 5,144
4,179 1,751
501
1,74S
414
7,025
911
266
1,099
766
3,171
in
ST. PAUL. - MINN.
DealerB s in
Stocks, Graino,r Provisionsereasonablno
64
122
83 70 31 11
4 7
Bought and Sold for cash carried
marglns.UDon which a commission will be charged
of YB on grain, % on stocks and % on flax.
Private Wires.
Write for our market letter and private tele*
graph ciphermailed free.
Ship Ysur brain it Us
Prompt Returns. **
Best Facilities. Liberal Advances. -, rr
Usual Commissions. ,,
BRANCH OPPlCEi
Cattle
74
Hogs8.
1,663
Totals .....
HOGS
Sheep,
048
5 4
Watson 3 & Co
166 1,746 1,204
.212 $4.15 $4.00^4.35
, 214 4.08 3 90&4.25
..210 4.13 4.00j4.3
..213 4.21 4.10CW4.40
..199 4.23 4 [email protected] 40
..200 4.32 4 [email protected]
, .200 4.44 [email protected]
Av. Wt. Av. Cost. Price Range.
Price* 10c lowei. Receipts fairly liberal.
Quality some better than jesterday. Price
range, $4.15 to $4.55, bulk, $4.35 to $4.45 com
mon mKed hogs are quotable from $4.15 to $4.30
fair mixed from $4 35 to 4.45, and good to choice
lights, butchers and heavies from 4.50 to $4 55.
Sales.
HogsS7, 207 lbs. $4 45 85, 213^ lbs, $4 35'
78, 250 lbs, $1.50 110, 193 lbs, $4.80 68, 232
lbs, $4.40 112, 115 lbs, $4.20 61, 204 lbs, $4.35
22. 145 lbs. $4.15 78, 200 lbs, $4.25, 88, 154 lbs,
$4.20.
Pigs and Underweights8, 112 lbs, $3.75.
Stags and Boars1, 440 lbs, $1.50.
CATTLEReceipts light. Chicago reported i
lOe chop in butcher cattle, but the local situa
tion reuiams unchanged Common kinds selling
Security Bank of Minnesota
Minneapolis.
Capital stock
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Minneapol/BJ ' '
ffO-lfl New Chamber of Commercev.
N. W. phone 3509. T. 0. phone, 2390.
312 Guaranty Loan Building. "*,
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DULUTH. WINNIPEG.
1 6
202
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BROKERS IN
GRAIN, PROVISIONS,
STOCKS AND BONDS
Members N. Y. Stock Exchange.
New York Office-^ Broad 3fc
Chicago CorrespondentsJ. H. Wrenn ft J i
Private wire Chicago and New York.
TelephonesN. W . Main J I.
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420-421 Chamber of Commerce.
$1,000,000.00
Surplus and undivided profits 850,000.00
Deposits F. A. CHAMBERLAIN, President.
PERRY HARRISON, V. Prest. .
E. F. MBARKLB, V. Prest.
T. F. HURLEY, Cashier.
FRED SPAFFORD, Asst. Cashier.
M O. HAMEE, Asat. Cashier-
J. V. WHALLON.
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8,7O0,OCO.0O
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STOCKS, GRAIN, PROVISIONS.
('New York Stook Exohangi
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Private Wire to Nsw York and Ghicaja.
Efe CHAMBER OP COMMERCE.
" S15 FIRST AVE SO.
SOlBoardefTraJj
Duluta- 901 Cham. /
Wnt. alrymple,
Cent., npiJ.
Win. Balrymple Ce.,
GRAIN COMMISSION
Receiving a specialty. Advances male to*
Farmers, shippers and elevator companies.
Duluth. Obioago.
E. A. BROWN & CO.
Grain Commission,
WHOLESALE COAL,
Consignment* Solicited. Prosspt Return*
Quaraatosd.
Minneapolis. - - - - - Minnesota.
W. H. LAIDLEY
| STOCKS {& CO* I BOM* 1
GRAIN. ritOVISIONS.
Mk Stocks &In?estment Securities
Members Chicago Board of Trade.
Tel. 170 Main. Private Exchange.
186-190 La Salle Street - - Chicago, HI.
$100,000
Hennepin County, Minnesota, Conri
. House and City Hall
63t
80
*Ji
2?SPr~ 2 000 market sheep,
$3 25g4 lambs, [email protected]
15%S/)16%
MIDWAY HORSE MARKET, Minnesota Trans
fer, St. Paul, Minn.. Dec. 29Barrett & Zim
merman report that the activity on the market
was centered upon heavy horses. Paim horses
and drivers received little attention. Values
Drafters, e\tra. $D0(3225 drafters, choice, $165
@190 diafters. common to good, [email protected]
farm maiw. extra. [email protected] farm mares
choice. $lJofal45 farm mares, common to good.
10 to $12,).
......OF
New York, Chicago, St. Louis,
Pittsburg and London.
Announce that they have opened a
temporary office at
320 Bank of Commerce Building,
MINNEAPOLIS.
WtjOet Highest Market Prices,
FITCH & CO.
Mv% Stock OommintoaSt.Uercaaate. Vlsls & Stockyards. South SfeuL
WOODWARD & CO.e*r
4&% Bonds :
v'
Dated April 2,1894. Due April S, 1921
Interest payable April 2nd and October 2nd.
SIT
' Denomination, $1,000. '
These bonds are a direct obligation of the entire
county and are additionally secured by a lien on
the Court House and City Hall building.
Price and further information of particular in
terest to residents of Hermepra county can be ob
tained on application
u,1*l,'l
Jones,Caesar&G o
"
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to
Eugene M. Stevens, E.
127 Guaranty BIdg.,
H. Rollins & Sons, .,
238LaSalIeSt,
Minneapolis, Minn. Chicago, Illinois,
MARFIELD-
GRIFFITHS CO.
GRAIN COMMISSION %
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DULUTH MILWAUKEE
Van Dusen
Harrington Co.
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GRAIN COMMISSION
MINNEAPOLIS
SBAKGHB8Cbleuco sod Milwaukee. Ordexs for futurs dsllTrjr executed In all marke t*
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Stocks and Bonds
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New Chamber of Commerce,
Established is 1887. if
BSTAB&XSKBD 1879
DULUTH.
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