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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. M&Y 18, 1905.
THE AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK.
277 Jf. Broadway (bet. Olive and Pine sts.), witt
Full Paid Capital and
Dollar Surplus, conducting Its business along- strictly- commercial lines,
leaning money In moderate amounts to reputable business houses for la
gitlmate mercantile needs, has dally added to lti line of patrons, and to
day, with total resources of over
SIX AND THREE-QUARTER MILLIONS,
Solicits accounts, promising that all business Intrusted to It will Too
treated with courtesy, promptness, accuracy and liberality.
Interest paid on time certificates.
Of the Fint.nc.tj.1 Condition of the
St. Louis Union Trust Company,
At St. Louis, State of Missouri, at the close of
business on the 30th day of April, 1902:
titans undoubtedly good on pergonal or collateral security J1J.JJ2.CS4.M
.Loans undoubtedly good on real estate security ,45.,fc...l4
Overdrafts by rolvent customers - ,! 5 "X
United Slates bonds on hand JsI'icXm
Other bonds and stocks at their present cosh market value 6,G77.9S0.0i
Heal estate (banking-house) at present cash market value............... 4W.IW-O0
U-a! et.ite other than banking-house at Its present cash market price 81.130.11
I'urnlture and fixtures and safe-deposit vaults m207.ll
Duo from other banks, pood on stent draft 4,31,.aj
Checks and other cash Items :;: ; 4.6H.67
National bank notes. legal-tender United States notes and gold and
silver certificates 60.W.OT
Gold coin - ??.?$?
Sliver coin, nickels and pennies . 'SHJ
.All other resources - 'v
Cspltal stork paid In - J C.00O.00O.0O
Surplus fun! S'5H'2H?
Undivided profits. less current expenses and taxes paid ... 6it.2O.00
Deposits subject to draft at sight by banks and bankers.. 173.334.49
Deposits subject to draft at sight by Individuals and
Demand certificates of deposit outstanding 45.214.14
-Time certificates of deposit and time deposits 6,420.432.68 2LS29.GS7.34
Hills payable and bills rediscounted -
Dividends unpaid - 416.00
Inabilities other than thosa above stated G.431.79
..State of Missouri. City of St. Louis ss.
We. Thomas II. West, President, and Georgo A. IT. Mills. Secretary of the
,SL Louis Union Trust Company, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is
true to the best of our knowledge and belief.
THOMAS H. WEST, President.
GEO. A. H. MILLS, Secretary.
We, I. W. Morton, Kobert McK. Jones and B. B. Graham, Directors of the St
Louis Union Trust Company, do solemnly swear that we have made a thorough
personal examination of the books, papers, property and affairs of said corpora
tion, and that the above statement Is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.
I. W. MORTON, )
ROBERT McK. JONES, V Directors.
B. B. GRAHAM, I
Subscribed and sworn to before me this sixteenth day of May, Nineteen
Hundred and Two. Witness my hand and notarial seal, the date last aforesaid.
.(Commissioned and qualified for a term expiring July 11. 1903.)
' ADOLFH H. ST1LLB, Notary Public
MISSOURI TRUST COMPANY
innouncK thi REMOVAL L!is
to the new offices in the -Missouri Trust Building (formerly
Union Trust), and expects to
Remove all of its Departments to same
new quarters by 1st of June.
Condition at Close of Business, April 30, 1902:
Loans... a ................... ....... ...... ...... ......S-,130,94...u4
Stocks and Bonds 400,800.00
Ileal Estate 23,000.00
Kurniture and Fixtures- 8,2S7.6
Accrued Interest on Loans - 1,789.68
Cash on Hand and In Banks 460.uO9.32
OverdrafU - - 2,967.76
Total - $3,083,623.31
Capital Stock J1.927.SOO.00
Undivided Profits 79,025.27
Miscellaneous Credits 35,013.71
Deposits and Debentures ., ..... 839.C74.33
, Total . $3,088,623. 31
JOHN W. HARRISON.
R. M. SCRUGGS.
JAMES I'. DAWSON',
GBORGK H. AUGUSTIN'E,
GEORGE T. CRAM,
JAMES L. LA PRELLE,
HENRT W. PETERS.
JACOB D. GOLDMAN.
Missouri Trust Co.
sr. LOUIS, MO.
( WHITAKER & CO.,
I SOOT3 .AJST-D STOCK BZ1.03.a.ZIZl.S I
Circular on Application. 300 N. FOURTH 8T.
Commonwealth Trust Company,
312 NORTH BROADWAY. ST. LOUIS.
Transacts a general banking business, as authorized under the laws of
the Stale of Missouri.
I . Legal depository for trust funds. Acts
vi gcui. jaciumiia uucc uuuu will ui iipjjuiauucill Ul
court. Manages estates, real and personal.
WESTERN FINANCIAL AGENT FOR THE
Prudential Insurance Company of America.
A. D. BROWN.
A. A. BUSCH.
GEO. O. CARPENTER.
S. M. DODD.
SAMUEL C. DAVIS,
EDWARD F. GOLTRA.
JOS. M. HATES.
SAM M. KENNARD,
W. J. KINSELLA.
JAMES P. COTLE.
L. 8. PARKER.
JOHN B. FRANKLIN.
HENRY M. MEIER.
DR. PINCKNEY FRENCH.
M. E. HOOAN,
.1. W. MOON".
JOHN C. WILKINSON,
a. L. FAULHABER,
AUGUST SCHLAFLT. President
G. L. FAULHABER. Treasurer.
JOHN C. WILKINSON. Secretary.
as administrator, executor, guardian
C. G. KNOX.
I.AWRENCE B. PIERCE.
OTTO T. STIFEL.
L. B. TEBBETTS,
CHAS. H. TURNER.
C. G. WARNER.
J. M. WOODS.
Official Statement of the Financial Condition
Mississippi Valley Trust Company
JL.T ST. LOTJIS,
State of Missouri, at the Close of Business on the 30th day of April, 1902:
Loans and discounts undoubtedly good on personal or collateral
Loans and discounts undoubtedly Rood on real estate security S32.G68.17
Overdrafts by solvent customers 69,780.31
United States bonds on hand 000.00
Other bonds and stocks at their present cash market value 9,107,011.60
Real estate (banking-house) at present cash market value 000.00
Real estate other than banking-house at present cash market price.. 223.117.21
Furniture and fixtures 000.00
Due from banks and other trust companies, good on sight draft 4,397,984.69
Checks and other cash items 188,703.60
National Bank notes, legal tender United States notes and gold
and silver certificates 663.S04.OO
Gold coin 30.232.60
Silver coin, nickels and pennies 8.054.57
All other resources 106,420.00
Capital stock paid In J 3.C0O.000.0O
Surplus fund 3,000.000.00
Undivided profits, less current expenses and taxes, paid f33,0S4.7
Deposits subject to draft at sight by banks and
bankers J 1.503,822.14
Deposits subject to draft at sight by Individuals and
others . 12,393.409.94
Demand certificates of deposit outstanding 121,761.61
Time certificates of deposit outstanding and savings
Bills payable and bills rediscounted C00.C0
Dividends unpaid 905.60
Uabilitles other than those above slated 151.149.76
STATE OF MISSOURI, 1 ..
CITY OK ST. LOUIS. fs'
We. Julius S. Walsh. President, and Hugh R. Lyle. Assistant Secretary of the Mis
sissippi Valley Trust Company, do solemnly swear that the above stntement is true
to the best -of our knowledge and belief.
JULIUS S. WALSH, President.
HUGH R. LYLE, Assistant Sec'y.
We, Chas. A. Cox, Henry Ames and James T. Drummcnd. stockholders, of the Mis
sissippi Valley Trust Company, do solemnly swear that we have made a thorough per-t-onal
examination of the books, papers, property and affairs of said corporation, and
that the above statement is true to tho best of our knowledge and belief.
CHAS. A. COX,
JAMES T. DRUMMOND,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this thirteenth day of May. 1902. Witness my
hand and notarial seal the date last aforesaid. (Commissioned and qualified for a term
expiring May 4, 1906.)
(Seal.) J. II. KEEBAUGH. Notary Public.
G. W. GARREL3,
JOHN B. WOESTMAN".
Fourth and 3Iorsrn Street.
2 INTEREST Paid on Current Accounts, Subject to Check.
Three per cent compound Interest paid on Special Book Accounts, to be
credited on these account., on the first day of April and October on all
Sams having remained on deposit one or more months.
Interest Trill be computed from the first of every month upon nil nmi
deposited on nn-r of the first five day. of any month of the year.
These deposits are recelred suhie ct to the printed rulra and no money
can be withdrawn unless the paasbo ok Is presented and the payment ca
The bank la open for this departm ent, bealdea the aannl otBce houra, n
Mondays from SrOO to 7)30 p. m.
ROBERT M. FORRES. G. W. GARRELS, HENRT KAISER.
HENRY MKIER. JR, PAUL MOLL V. W. RE1PSCHLAEOER.
GEO. T. RIDDLE. UEORGE O. WirFERN. .TOI1N B. WOESTMAN.
DONOVAN COMMISSION CO..
GRAIN, PROVISIONS, STOCKS, COTTON.
Order, executed on 1.000 bushels Grain, DO barrels Pork, 10 shares Stock, 23 bales CottoB.
Write for our book of statistics and Daily Grain Letter mailed FREE.
317 PINE ST.. ST. LOUIS, MO.
720 Olive Street.
OF CONDITION AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS
April 30th, 1902.
Loans and -discounts J1.7S1.706.H
Unpaid subscriptions to capital
and surplus 326.540.CO
Overdrafts 73 19
I'urnlture and fixtures 3,450.05
Casta, due from banks and ex
Henry Koehler. Jr President
W. II. Dlttmann First Vice President
Max K. Orthweln Second Vice .'resident
Georte A. Meytr Third Vice President
W. L. McDonald. Fourth Vice Pretft and Trea
Fred (label Secretary
IV. A. Brandsnburger. Trust Officer
Bearing 4 to per cent per asoura.
3.000 Benton County, Mo., refunding 4s.
J15.000 Htate of Jalisco. Mexico, gold 6s.
S2S.000 Klnloch Telephone Co. first 6i.
WM. G. LITTLE & BRO.
211 AND 213 N. FOURTH ST.
Dealers In municipal bonds, local stocks, bonds
and note. Orders at other exchanges promptly
executed bv private wire. Money to loan.
Pbones: Klnloch A 3S1: Bell Main 1SS9.
Will build from Resurrection Bay to
Rampart 660 mile? through rich mineral
and Umber land. Permanent survey now
bclni? made. Will be a p-eat dividend
payer. Par value shares $50. Limited
amount 5 per cent preferred shares of
fered at $j. Price will soon advance.
Prospectus on application to the selling
The American Guaranty & Trust Co.
Corner California and Montgomery Sts.,
san j-Tancisco, uai.
Big Iron wa coal properties in Washing
ton and British Columbia: some produ
cing. Will do the iron and steel busi
ness of the Pacific Northwest. Big. strong
company, managed b7 successful men.
Highest references as to men and prop
erties. Par value of shares, 11.00: a. small
lot for 20c on quick deal, write for pros
pectus to the selling agents.
The Amtr.cxn.Gtma.nty & Trust Co.
Corner California and Montgomery Sts..
San Francisco. Cal.
LOUIS SCR MITlT. LOUIS KRAEMER.
Cashier. Assistant Cashier
FOR SALR-23 11.009 4 per rent 6-20
bond", of the CHv of Farmlngton,
Mo . voted bv city for watrrworka.
Appli- to John H. Hlghley. Ch. Finance Commit
tee. Farmlngton. Mo. lllds received up to noon,
May . 1902.
Dlvldcal-Pmjlng Mining, Oil wrtf
Smotter Btpom, Llmtma mnm
DOUGLAS, LAGEY& CO.,1
t Mtniberi N. Y. Consolidated Stock Eichaoca.
60 BRDAUWAT & 17 HtW 81., NtW TURK. '
Hooklets KiYlnc otir tni-refttfal plsn Tor re&lixuic
tbe lire ratert 1 rflu of ler-tUmate xnlit
lntr.o)lBitdfineUiritiTfttments,ab. blank, full
'"" - -. -.. ... -.. -r
CI'.nTIKIED PUnLIC ACCOt.TASTS,
N"o. ao Ilrond St., Xew YorU.
Lincoln Trust B!dg., St. Louis.
BOND SALES AT XEW YORK.
Tork. Mar 17.-Sale
of bonds vera
nere to-uay as roiiows:
Am Bike s
Ann Arbor 1st 4.
Atch gen 4s
I)o adj stamped
11 A O conr deb 4s
lltOSW dir .IHS
Brooklyn Ferry ts
Cent o 1st tnc
Cent X'ac gtd 4s
Do gtd 3H
C & O 6a ser A
C & O gen 4i
C & A ft R 3a
C & A 3H
C 11 Q deb Ss
C B 4. Joint
N tV deb 6. 1921
t: R I & P gen 4
C E I con In
Colo Mid 1st 3s and 4s .
Cont Tob 4s
lt Sou 4.
Do Ohio Fou dlr
Erie Penn col tr 4s
Ft W D C 1st
G B W deb A
.... ssk s;
.... 4 es
.... CJ C6i
... Mf8 95
.... 87.0 97H
... 82 SS 3214
.... t:h A
.... 93 31H
mi &. u n
K. C Sou 3s
1, 1 gen. 4s
I, & N un ,
Met El 1st Cs
Met St gen ts
M I. S V 1st
M Iv T 1st 4s
M K T 2il 4s
NYC col Si's
N Y CSt la 4s
N Y O & W ret 4
N & V con 4s
N P 6
O R X con 4.
Reading gen 4s
R a W in
St L I M 4 Sou & ref-4s.
81 I, 9 IT 1st
Seaboard gold 4s
Sou Pac 4s .,
Sou Ry 1st 3s
Sou Ry M & o col 3
S R T Inc
Third Ave" ron 4s
U P 1st 4
Do conv 4. ,
IV U col trust 4s
W 1. E 1st con 4s
Xcw Yorlc Mlnlni; Shnrcti.
New York. May 17. Mining stock quotations:
Adams, con TO
Utile Chief 11
Sierra Nevada a
Small Hopes l
Con. Cal. & Va..
Horn Silver ........HO
Iron Sliver 72
Leadvllle con S
New York. May 17. Government bends:
United States, refunding 2s, registered
United States refundlng2s, coupon
United States Ss, registered
United States 3s. coupon.. ....... ............
United States new 4s. registered
United States new 4s, coupon -
United States old 4s, registered
United States old 4s. coupon "-
United States Ss, registered
United States 5s. coupon
LINCOLN TRUST CO
PAYS 295 INTEREST
OX 1IKCSLXAH CHECK ACCOUNTS.
This compiny, tilth commodious offices In Its own bulISinx
Is fully equlpn-d to care for the accounts of Individuals firm
corporation, banks nr 1. ankers. It resp-ctfullv solicits corre
spondence or personal Interview with those who contemplate
mnklnc change or opening new accounts, aiur.ne court eotu
ana carcim aifniion to depositors.
fypltal stock paid In
I'ndlvlded nrofits less
IVposlts subject to draft
Hills navable and hills
liabilities other than
A. A. B. WOBRHntDC Pre!dent.
GEO. F. DURAKT lft V!co President
GEO. V.: LL'DKB 2d Vice President
J. II. AUG. SICTKn 3d Vice President
CHAS. IIAMII.TOK Secretary
JTjrJUS C. GATtnEIal Treasurer
GEO. V. X.VBKB ....CcpnseI
U. S. CAUUIEI.D .... Attorney
STOCK PRICES ARE LOWER
AT END OF THE WEEK.
MONEY CONDITIONS AND
STRIKE ARE FACTORS.
Heavy Selling of United States
Steel Unsettles Market at
New Tork, May 17. Prlcea made a flecMed
recea-iton In the flrit hour of to-day's short
session, because of the apprehension over
the efforts to make the anthracite miners'
strike a national strike, but partly recov
ered after the bank statement appeared.
A fall of nearly 2 points in Colorado Fuel
and heavy selling: of United States Steel to
below A0 unsettled the close and made It lr
refrular at declines from the rally. The
selling of United States Steel may have
been duo to fears of special damage to that
industry from a possible interruption to
bituminous coal mining, or It may nave
been connected with the meeting of stock
holders on Monday to ratify the conversion
of preferred stock and the Issue of bonds.
The bank statement showed a decrease in
cash of over a million, where a gain of that
much had been expected, but this was 18
nored In the satisfaction felt over the heavy
reduction in deposit liabilities effected by
loan contraction, by which the surplus re
serves were recuperated to the extent of
neary Ave millions.
Tho week's reduction of $2X903,100 In tho
loan account has only once before been
equaled. In the week ending: May 13, 1901.
the banks reduced their loans K4,-4.SOO.
This was the week following the panic
week in the stock market, when loans had
been made practically without limit to
check the panic and when the buying: to
support the market was followed by quick
liquidation after confidence was restored.
The past week's events make it clear that
no such liquidation has occurred as this
loan contraction would measure. The local
trust companies have been large lenders all
the week. Banking authorities estimate
loans placed by the trust companies at as
high as $30,000,1)00. There has been lending
alno for account of Interior money centers.
This is without taking any account of the
large borrowing abroad, reflected in the for
eign exchange market. It Is reported that
there have been large sales this week by
American holders of Hrltlsh consol sub
scriptions, which have risen in Ixmdon to
a. premium of 2 3-1C. The proceeds of these
sales would represent, of course, actual
replenishment of local money resources, but
the banks' figures must represent for tne
most part, a shifting of accommodations
rather than a loan reduction.
Price Are (imerally Lower.
The stock market has settled back into a.
seasonable condition of dullness during
the week at a generally lower level of
prices. A process of readjustment has been
In progress both In the stock market and
the money market. This has been accom
plished rather by a shifting of accounts
than by any active liquidation, although
there were some sharp declines forced on
Monday Incident to the discrimination by
the money lenders against some of the col
lateral that has found Its way into loans
during the late season of liberal credits. The
weeding out process was the consequence
of the previous developments in the Webp
Meyer stocks and the constriction of the
money supply that had been disclosed by
the bank statement of last Saturday. En
ergetic measures for the recuperation ot
the money market were taken, which were
facilitated by the high rate for money rul
ing here. Supplies of loanable funds were
thus attracted to New Tork from all do
mestic centers, and foreign sources were
drawn on even more heavily. The rate for
sterling exchange relapsed violently -to the
lowest point of the year under the heavy
offerings of bankers' bills In the process
of drawing on foreign credits. The supply
of commercial exchange bills In the market
was very scarce, and the Mils sold were In
effect short sales, and represented In a de
gree a speculation against the future sup
ply of exchange depending on the corn
crop and the resumption of corn exports.
Obllcntlonn Still to Be Met.
In any event the week's replenishment of
loanable resources from foreign markets
represents obligations to be met In the fu
ture. It was the realization of this fact
that checked a renewal of speculative buy
ing of stocks after the measures of re
lief, for the money market became effective
and the Interest rate declined. There were
also some large loans placed here directly
bv branches of foreign bankers. Another
phase of the process was the transfer of
holdings of American securities for domes
tic account to London. Americans cabled
orders to Iondon to buy stocks there, to be
held with money borrowed In London. This
process of transfer accounted for the un
dertone of resistance to depression in the
local stock market. It Is an evidence of
confidence In the value of securities, which
are being forced to a lower level of prices
by the exigencies of the domestic money
market. The week's readjustment has re
stored the balance In both stock and money
markets, but the demands upon the money
supply are felt to preclude the chance of a
favorable speculation for a rise.
StrlUe Incentive to Conservatism.
The anthracite labor trouble Is an ad
ditional Incentive to conservatism. The
Immediate effect of the declaration of the
strike upon the stock market was not acute,
especially considering the assurance which
has constantly been expressed In Wall street
that there would be no strike. The anthra
cite operators profess to feel that they
have much to gain from contesting the de
mands of the miners In the way of recov
ery of previous concessions to their de
mands. This attitude, however, does not
blind the public conception to the possi
bilities of an extension of the trouble Into
the bituminous coal fields and the collateral
effects upon other Industries, especially Iron
and steel, in which continued scarcity of
material in all stages Is reported. In splU
of the record output In the trade. The
crop situation has been very attentively
studied during the week. The outcome of
the year's cereal crops Is regarded as of
rirtrwA Imnortance in the rnmlner vear'S DrOS-
i perity. The monthly Governmw-i rttort
SEVENTH AND CHESTNUT STS.
and Surplus, $3,500,000.00.
ALLOWS 3 INTEREST
ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
Open an account for any amount (from Jl.M upl. a3d to It
from time to time as your circumstances will permit, ere long
you will have enough to Invest in a bond or buy a lot. This
company can bo of assistance to you In more ways than one.
.- itn-iii iu uf-ju3iiui3. Savings Uepanment open tin a o ciock jionaay evenings.
a General Trust and Safe Deposit Ilunliien. Anthorlxed to Act urn Executor, Administra
tor, Trustee, Gnrdln, Ileeelvcr and In all Fldaclnry Capncltlen.
Of tho Financial Contlition of the Company at the Close
30th Day of April, 1902.
Ians and discounts undoubtedly good on personal or collateral security
la-cann and discounts undoubtedly good on real estate security.
Overdrafts by solvent customers
t'nlted states bnds on hand
Other bonds and stocks at their present cash market value
Heal estate (banking house) at present cash mararket value
ltffil ettate other than banking hctt at Its present cash market price
.Furniture and fixtures
lue from other banks, good on sight draft
tliecks and other cash Items
National bank notes, legal tender United Jtate note. and gold and silver
MIer coin, nickels and pennies
All other resource
current expense and taxee naid - .
at sight by banks and bankers..
ltepoMts subject to draft at bight by Individuals and others and savings
Demand certificates of deposit nutstandlng
Time certificates of deposit outrtandlng
those above stated (Including trust bonds.
I.. R. BlaACTCMER.
I'res. Blackmer Si Post ripe Co.
CHAS. It. BlaAKC.
1're.. Sliffo Iron Stors Co.
D. S. BROWN.
Vic I'res. Pioneer Cooperate Co.
H. S. CAl!l.FIEIJ.
Attorner of tho Company,
n. II. COFFIN'. Capitalist.
JOHN K. DKUMMOXD. Capitalist.
Pres. Ludlow-Saylor Wlre Co.
HENRY DUNCKEIt. I'res. 'Trorllcht.
Duncker & Renard Carpet Co.
GEO. F. HUItANT.
Gen'l Manager I11 Telephone Co.
BEN EISEMAN, of Rice. Stir & Co.
C. MARQUAKD FORSTUR.
Manager Hyd. Park Brewery.
on Monday was expected to show an Im
portant decline In tho condition of winter
wheat, but th amount of acreage aban
doned was a disagreeable surprise. It was
argued, however, that the favorable
weather since the date of the report must
have Improved the condition of the winter
wheat, while the damage to the abandoned
acreage had come early enough to permit
of replanting with th all-Important corn
With that crop barely In the ground and
the spring wheat crop still to be Indicated,
the final outcome Is felt to be too obscure
yet to warrant speculative ventures. The
progressive dullness of the market has been
due in no small part to this cause. The
distribution on Monday of a $10,000,000 div
idend to the subscribers of the United
States Steel Corporation underwriters syn
dicate calls attention to the enormous
profits of underwriting. The total sub
scriptions were for $200,000,000. Of this 12-4
per cent or $25,000,000 was paid In. The paid
In capital has been returned to the sub
scribers and two dividends of 65 per cent
each or $20,000,000 have been paid amounting
to SO per cent of tho cash capital employed.
It is expected that 2 per cent additional
dividend would be paid, which would bring
the total profits on the underwriting to
$40,000,000 or 160 per cent of the cash capital
employed. The result is pointed to as indi
cating the powerful attraction for the un
derwriting of industrial combinations asldo
from the industrial advantages which may
accrue. . , .
The market for bonds has grown dull and
has moved In sympathy with stocks. United
States 3s declined Vi and all other issues
i per cent below the closing call of last
Xr-fT York Stock Quotations.
The followlnc shows the openlnftWghert. low
est and closlni quotations on the Nw York Stock
l" chanie yesterday. Corrected dally for The Re
public by Francis Bro. & Co.. bonds and stocks,
No. 214 North Fourth street: aoBt
Am. Car & Tiy. en ay, S '., j?:
Do. pfd -09 u ;
Am C. Oil com... 00 K es n
Am. Unseed OIL.
Am. 8. & Kef.
Am. Snuff pfd.
Am. Sugar Iter....
10.W) 1KU 1KJ4 1W
Amal? Sppar .I! 4:soo RV: C7-J STS S 4
Anaconda ", ;;; " : liz,.
A., T. & 8. F. 7.90.) 77'i i ..H "4 ;'
l')o. pfd "OO ST. 97 5W. , .
Bait, & Ohio 6.3 lOJS 1.S "'.- -"". ':
uv. mil. ........ ... " ;;-- j..,, .,,. -.,.
Brk. Rap. Trans..
Canada J'aclnc ...
Canada South. ...
Central of N. J....
t.'90 127JJ 127T4 W J2?4 Ig'.i
'"". '.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. '."' "'' IS?
taw 46 S 45i 4H
SVvrr .00 2SU 284 2J
C. & A
.. l.V'J Jl4 54 '',2 J-
Do pla. ,
C.7l. P4 L. l.W 76
c.7m. st."p... ii.M0 i7H ion ico'.i '""t
C & N. W
a. k. i. i- p.
Chl. Term. Trans..
C. CC. & St. L.
Colo. Fuel & Iron.
i. in pfd
Do. 2d pfd
". .". 17! i"'"" rH4 172
1000 5) 2U 20' Z1H 21H
'SW S4'i SSi 37!1 SI. 271
S.6 X S914 7 97 9S't
1.9W ) 30'.i 29"l 30 "'
"rri vi j; iiii ji jc;;
rv oorti? VMl: ?"rtVi TS. 52(
bont: Tob. "pfd.:: . 400 u it. wj -? .";,
Del. & Hudson... 2,400 172 1.2.4 lil'i I"2 "iii
d'&r o".".'::: "io" jr :::: :::: 4-r wi
"ru i;:. 11.1 m SU 19 89'4 S9l
Er it ft.:::::::: . , -gs gf
Do. 1st pfd.
i.vw w-4 WT - ",. -,
Do. ra pro
Glucose Ref. com.
Great North, pfd..
Illinois Central ...
Iowa Central com.
Laclede Gas com..
1 & K
Manhattan L. ....
Met. Bt. By
Mexican Cantral ,.
M.. K. A T.
National Biscuit ..
National Lead .....
1.400 Sl MV. 61 SI f2
.. . .... K
i.iwi'Hi 131-, i:oi 151 1:151
1.7J lSSi ! 13S 129 110
2.409 HI 1 Hi Ul llj
Will 111 1WH A! .' TW
II 11 1 '..
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98V, MK 99
N. T. Air Brake.
N. Y. Central 2.0W 15.V; 1K1 154 ljf'i ljSJl
N. Y.. Ont. W. 1.2 32? m 12 3Vi !jt
Nor. tc West 2,000 " M'4 KH
300 121 121 ISO 1 I
200 3714 374 SS
i4,yy I4u 14SH 147 14;h ih
ICO 1014 101'j I01H
Pressed Steel Car.
1.30) 43, 43", 43H J ii
Do. pfil. ....
DO. 1st pfd.,
! 64."7CO 61H 61S 604 60 61;i
, r. K; Mi, 62V. 2i, M'b
604 CM, 67V4
17 im 17U
DO. -M pin.
Rep. I. & S
. to.fino fi:
....... 1.20) 17'S 174
St. U & San F....
Do. 1st pfd
Do. 2.1 pfd
St. la. S. W
South. Pacific ....
2i .2V 73i
65 Ct2. 6ii. Cj
800 SS t'j & S4 Wi
B.J00 644 C4V. 64'i 64t, 1.
' 30.) 36 3GJ. 30S M"! Z&;
S00 ?li 9'4 94H 94',. 9i
I a dill. tiUI t ItKU .a... -- a (. ,' .,, ,ft,7
I Texas . Pacific.. 404 40H 40 40J4 40"
US Steel ....... 37.000 40! 4S 39; 39i 40".
4,300 e-'a -, w B- . I'
union Tncinc":::: "Xo io-j? ijjj, igs lj-.: ij-s
VZ. father..... ? IJ? 13. 13 JW IV.
tr. S. Rubber com.
Wab. Dh. Bs....
W. 17. Tl
W. i U B
Do. 2d pfd
Wis. Cent. W. I..
Do. pfd. W. I...
l.fOO 43i 4.1H Wi 43H i
J.10O 30 W W C3W !
600 34 34-; 31'i 34i
l.MO S.'A ", 2-.',i K
1.70il 47Ji 4714 47 47
EXPLORING PARTY LEAVES.
Will Penetrate Newly Discovered
Cave in Southern Missouri.
A party of ten left on the steamer Ches
ter yesterday afternoon for Brlckey's Mill,
about forty-seven miles below St. Iaouls,
on the Mississippi River, to explore a cave,
which was discovered by Horace Kephart.
librarian of the Mercantile Library, about
two months ago. , .
The party was provided with plenty or
rope and lanterns and several cameras.
They intend to go into the cavern as far as
their rope runs. Many passageways extend
in every direction and the danger of get
ting lost is great, so it is necessary to keep
Ir, tAnah with th mitftld nf the cave.
1 The party consisted of Horace Kephart,
A. a. iveevii, uustav xucnier. r. .1. . ozu
nett, Louis Lyon, Charles Linn. O. K. Van
Kleeck. George Dunn. George Childs
and Doctor Freak J. Arzt.
open till o clock .Monday evenings.
of Business on the
2 l-tJ,700 3
"" 000 00
7S3 S36 08
r 62.JM O)
certlflcates.... SO 672 Oo
m 1 S55 33
... .... 1S5)72S Cl
. 1.5-10,000 ro
. 133,923 SI
000 tf i
, S.531,129 It
. 66.977 13
. e20.3fiS S3
- 000 09
... 10 oo
.-.......... 735.255 4
JVUICS C OARREIaU
Treasurer of tho Company,
Screta.T of the Company.
GEO. W. I.UBKB.
of laiiblce & MuencJj. Attfy! at Law.
J. II. AUG. METER.
Prea. Meyer Snpply Co.
JOHN C. ROBERTS. Vice Pre.i. Roberts.
Johnson & Rand Shoe Co.
A. O. RUI.E. Sec'y McCorralck-
Kllpen-Rule R. E. Co.
J. WAGONER. Merchant.
W. B. WELLS. Vice Pw. 3d Nan Bank.
THOMAS WRIGHT. Capitalist.
A. A. B. WOERHEIDB.
.rresiaent ot tne company.
WEAK AND STRONG SPOTS IN
GRAIN FAIRLY BALANCED.
RESULT IS A DULL AND SPIE
iWTieat, Corn and Oats Slightljj
Lower and Provisions Hag
gle Idly All Day. jj
Chicago, May 17. Grain traders found lit
tle of interest in the closing session of the)
week on the Board of Trade to-day. The in
fluencing factors were not sufficiently
marked to Induce good speculation, cava
some weakness in corn late in the day that
started a short-lived spurt of activity, Tha
pits closed with July wheat He lower. July
corn s4c lower and July oats ""io
down. Provisions haggled idly all day and
closed a shade lower to a shade higher.
There were both weak and strong spots
In wheat during tho morning, but the ad
vantage favored the former. The local
crowd was Inclined to sell. Weather was
ideal for crops, savo In the Northwest.
where continued rains were still retardlnE
the spring seeding. Advices from Manitoban,
crops stated that the seeding had been dona
ana that there were stiU a),wJO.ooo bushels of
wheat on hand. Prices for Manitoba dipped
to 4c under Chicago, whereas a week ago
It was lc higher. Liverpool sent no cables.
London was weaker. A little better export
demand was reported and strengthened, the
pit for a time. Early in the session tho
spread between July and September widened
to 2'ic, but the crowd became uneasy over
the possibilities of an oversold Sept.
market and covered some accounts. Fluc
tuations wero narrow. July opened CS'io,
down to unchanged at 7tJio to 74"i'7"c and
sold at 7H- Corn weakness depressed it
to "IVic but the close was only easy, He
under at "ti&74Tic. Receipts were 23 cars.
3 contract; Minneapolis and Duluth report
ed 89 cars, a total for the three points of
112, against 17 last week and 23a a year
ago. Primary receipts 285,000 bu., compared
to 3C0.O0O a year ago. Seaboard clearances
equaled &72.0J0 bu.
Conditions In corn were similar to those)
in wheat weather fair, prosipects of larger
receipts, etc. The early market was fairly
steady, but Kansas City and 9U Louis
turned weak late and gave as the .reason
the much freer offerings from the country.
Acceptance of Chicago bids by the country
were bearish. July sold down from 61iii
61Tic to 61c and on a little support by tne
leading bull house reacted somewhat, but
closed weak. '4'o lower, at 61bc. Re
ceipts 40 cars.
Oats were dull and listless. Some burins
by the leading bull in May options
strengthened July new stuff. On the in
fluence of the other groins and fair re
ceipts, prices eased a trifle. The cash de
mand was still fair. July fluctuated only
lie and closed H&'ic lower at SSiic Re
ceipts 139 cars.
Range of Fntarea. -
Wheat iiajr . '?"
Sept. -. 73S
Deo. -. TSJitfi
Corn Mar ""TV
Oats May- ...
July, old ...
Jul)', new ..
Sept. old ..
Sept. new ..
Lard May ..
Ribs May ...
Receipts and Shipments.
Wheat, bu. .
Corn, bu. ...
Oats. nu. ...
Provisions showed remarkably small ac
tion considering the light run of hogs and
strong market at the yards. Offerings wero
liberal, especially In lard, but the buying
was limited and prices showed almost no
clanges. July pork closed unchanged at
J17.3S, July lard a shade up at 110.30-51024
and July ribs a shade lower at J3.70.
Estimated receipts Monday: Wheat, 30
cars; corn. 73: oats, 193; hogs, 33,000 head.
Hogs for the week, 165.000 head.
STOCKS AMI iBOXDS lit BOSTO.-f.
Boston. Mass.. May 17. Money, bond, stocKa
and sharea are quoted as follows:
Call loans Sg6 per cent; time loans IjW't,
..102',;, Mexican Cen. I II
. -v.-r- j. u. uaa &. 'Joke. Uij
Do. preferred ...
Boston &. Albany..
Boston & Maine...
Boston Kleated ..
K. Y.. N. II. & H.
Am. Tel. & Tel ITS'!
Dom. Iron 4 steeL MS
General Electric ...313
Mass. Electric 4r
Do. preferred 98
X. IX Gas & Ooke.. 44
United 1-rult 107
U. S. Steel 394
Do. preferred .. 90
West, common 103Vj
Am. gugar ......
.Do. preferred .
Old Dominion ...
Parrot .... ......
Santa Fe Copper,
Tamarack .... ..
Utah .... ........
Victoria .... .
I Allouez 3
Amalgamated ...... 67
I lllnsham ' 3tt
Copper Range SS4
Dominion Ccal 136
Isle Royalo 134
Wolverine .... ...
U. Copper ......
.4-4 M-fc nt
7S' 74, 74vk
m 73 724 73'.li
4& 74ieg 7JS jS
7 '- w "w
-.'c.. itU", a-
0ttH'A MVk MVi 59
43 4-y" 43 42
3H MS 36S &.S
20 i. 30 wii XJK
17.SS 17.J2H 37.55
17.SO lt.Uht 17.4S
10.30 10.30 10.30
10.3J 10.J0 "lO.-D
10.33 J0.39 10.33
9.771 9.77H 9.77g
9.72i 9.70 9.70
9.72JJ 9.t7Vi 9.70
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