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THE ST. EGTTIS REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY. MAECH 2, 1904.
T 1 it FINANCIAL WE OFFER SUBJECT TO SALE $50,000 Lewlsion, Idaho, 5 Gold Bonds, (923. Beat Valuation $5,000,000; assened valuation $1,250,000; total debt, this issue Included, $180,000; population 2,600. PRICE AND PARTICULARS ON APPLICATION. FRAgyQSS, BRO. & CO., 214 W. Fourth Street. XHE AMERICAN EXCHANGE I A BANK solicits the accounts of 1 L depositors who desire the accom- I W modations of a first-class and well I ecpiipped banKing house. J& J& & 1 & , 207 N. BROADWAY M AMAZON 60L Mexico Is undoubtedly the coming' mining: country of the world. Tnt Amazon Gold Co. erwna properties situated In the Stats of Durangro. In the Sierra. Madre ;Mountalns. One of Its mines, the Candalerla, has teen thoroughly developed and equipped and has a. smelUr mill, loaster. etc.. completed and ready for operation. In this one mine alone then Is 15,000 tons of ora blocked out, containing gold, silver, copper and blemuth. A few thousand dollars are needed to operate the plant, After this Is gotten the lock will bo taken from the market without notice. Limited stock Is offered at 25o a chare, full paid and nonass ewable. par r&lue 11.00. An Investment In Amazon It abso lutely KLfa and sure to bring quick returns. "We advise you not to delay, but send In your orders at once. T. S. IIEMJKRSO.V fc CO., BOTH PIIOXES. ST. LOUIS, MO. 410 AND 412 OLIVE ST. AND FINANCIAL WWNWMVWAMAWI BOSyD CALLS. Recent Calls of Municipal Bonds In Thli Stats. J15.000 Henry County 8s. dated July. 1SS7. J17.000 Scotland County 4H. dated May. 1837. J7.500 Schuyler County 5s. dated Sect.. 1891 110.000 Pike County Twp. 34s. dated May, 1599. S3.0O9 Cape- Girardeau City Ss. dated March 1. im If holders of above bonds will furnish us numbers of their bonds -wo will advise them If railed, and. If so. bo pleased to cash them free of charge. LfiTTLE 84 HAYS INVESTMENT CO.. ill and 213 N. Fourth St. Dealers la Municipal and Corporation Bonds. STOCKS MORE CONSISTENT, BUT BUSINESS IS SLOW. PRICE MOVEMENTS ALMOST IMPERCEPTIBLE.. Slight Advance: Attributed Failure of Bad News to Cause Depression. td New York, March 1. The movement of to-day's stock market was somewhat more consistent than that of yesterday. In that prices were above yesterday's level throughout the day. but the character of the market was not essentially changed. Trading was near the minimum record for the last four years, and the movement of prices was so narrow and sluggish as to be almost Imperceptible. There were min utes at a time when the ticker was silent nnd motionless. The fact that prices moved upward had no news to account for it. The news, in fact, offered various unfavorable features. SUBTLE REASONING. The- fact that these unfavorable news factors filled to depress prices was the subtle reason for the advance. This ls to say. traders short of stocks, who had been awaiting a decline on bad news to cover their contracts, uneasy at the failure to decline, covered their shorts and lifted IJlM-The uncertainty over the outcome or the Tarts settlement seems to have been a large Influence in a negative way in our market.! The progress of the settlement to-day and reports that arrangements had been made to patch up threatened difficul ties in connection with it relieved the stock market from some of its depression and conduced to the rally. Sugar was the strongest stock, the only news on It being the declaration of the regular dividend, about which there had been no doubt felt, and a rise In the price of refined sugar. Otherwise It was quite Impossible to ac count for the movement of the market from any news known to the public. NET EARNINGS DOWN. The -returns or net earnings for January which appeared during the day Included Canadian Pacific and Southern, all show ing declines in net earnings of varying degree compared with last .year's corre sponding period. Rock Island and Cana dian Pacific showed some heaviness early In the day, but stocks of the other com- Sanies advanced with the rest of the mar et. ' Heavy snowstorms which were re ported , the severest In the history of. the company In the case of New fork Cen tra, threatened to impair the operating efficiency and the volume of traffic again but the market Ignored the fact. Lack of progress was reported from the coal conference in Indianapolis and the spread of freight war to other commodities than grain was alleged. Prices dropped from the best before the closing, after a period of practical stagnation. Bonds were Irregular. Total sales, par value, $305,00. United States bonds were unchanged on call. A'err York Curb Stocks. Reported by G. II. Walker & Co., SOT North Fourth street. Close Bid. Asked. American Tin Can com 371 4 American Tin Can pfd 334 344 Bay State Gas i Borden's Condensed Milk com 117 120 Borden's Condensed Milk pfd 107 109 British Columbia Copper..' 24 2V Electric Boat com 17 22 Electric Boat pfd 50 55 Greene Consolidated Copper. 10 1071 Havana Commercial Co. com 27 2? Havana Commercial Co. ptd 35 36 Icternbtlocsi Mer. Marine com..;... 5 514 International Mrr Marine pfd 1974 20 Manhattan Transit 1 lli Northern Securities S5U S9 Otis Elevator com JO it Otis Elevator ptd 85 90 Royal Baking Powder pfd 99 100 Seaboard Air Una com 74 8 Seaboard Air Line ptd Itv 1414 Standard Oil of New Jersey. 610 615 St. Louis Transit Co. com. 9 10 United St. Rysof St- 1 pfd M 53 IT S. of Mexico 5s 100U 101 U Whits Knob Copper 7 10 Chlcnsro Stock Market. Reported' by O. H. -Walker & Co., S07 North Fourth street. Biscuit com...'. 40 e 4014 Bitcult Pfd M1H103 Box com 2H !. Box pfd ; 18lJ 184 Candy com... 6 5H Candy ptd.... ...40 4054 Domestic Exchange, Reported by Whltsker A Co-'cxchanxs bro kersTMO North Fourth street. Bid. Asked. New York SSl"'a goPm Chlcaro ' .I0cprem 2Scprem Cincinnati- .. '""S0-?! Ir loulsvllle 33! " jjirr orlescs i.......25cdls par . Foreiarn Exchance. Beoorted by Francis. Bro. & Co., No. 214 Kp5m.F.UtSSnl..S710r20; chk. 'C1ra3mVS0ie1?a.4a.-: 0 day. wSm.SSH; 90 days 4.82S. D COMPANY OTHER - Grain bills 4.8371; cotton bills 4.82134.83. Bankers' Paris, cables 5.18 5-16; checks CIS 23-32: 60 days 5.19HS5.19 "-IS- Commercial French francs, checks 5.174; CO days 5.20 1-32. Commercial Swiss francs, checks E.19HS5.20; (0 days 5.23 9-1686.234. Commercial Belgian francs, checks B.ISTIS' 5.1974; 60 days S.2i74e5.224. Bankers' relchsmarks, cables 954S95 3-10; checks 95 1-lG; CO days 944S94 9-16. Commercial relchsmarks, checks 94 15-16; 60 days S444T94 7-16: 90 days 9474. Bankers' Dutch guilders, checks 40 5-18; 60 days 40 1-16. Commercial Dutch guilders, checks 44 5-16; 60 days 39 13-16940. Market, fairly steady. STOCKS ATfD BOXDS IJf BOSTOJf. Boston. Mass.. March 1. Closing quotations to-day on money, bonds, stocks and mining shares: MONET. Call loans S4S44 per cent; time "loans 4X0 54 per cent. BONDS. Atch. adj. 4s...... 81 Atchison 4s.. . 97S RAILROAD STOCKS. Atchison 654 Atchison ptd 8S7j Boston & Albany .243 Boston & Malne-lbST! (Boston Elevated.. 137 Fitchburg ptd 135 Mexican Central... 1074 N. Y., N. H.'& H.191H i'ere Marquette.... 78 Union Pacific 7374 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Am. Arge. chem... IS Am. Arge. Ch. piay Am. Penu. Tube... 4 Am. Sugar ..12571 Am. Sdgnr.pfd.,...124 Am. Tel.- & Tel....12t7i Am. Woolen ....... 97 Am. Woolen pfd... 704 Dam. Iron & Steel. 7: Edison Elec. Illum.230 General Electilc...l57 Mass. Electric IS Mass. Elcc. pfd.... 7371 Mass. Oss 391. United Fruit 964. United Shoo Mach. 457J United Shoe M. pfd 2S4 U. s. Steel 10 V. S. steel pfd.... 554 YVestinghouee com. 77 MINING SHARES. Adventure 2 Mohawk 854 Allouex 34 Monv Coal & Coke 274 Amalgamated 474 Old Dominion 10 American Zinc 9 Osceola 56 Atlantic 7 Parrot 23 Bingham 194 Qulncy S3 Col.- & Hecla.. 4419445 Shannon 771 Centennial 174 JTamarack 95 3opper'Range '397 Trinity 4H Daly-West 3474 u. S. Mining 294 Dominion Coal 55 U. S. OH SH Franklin 7 Utah 337k GraOcr 3 Victoria 374 Isle Royale 7 Winona 6 Mass. Mining 314 Wolverine ......... 73 Michigan 471 Bid. tEx. dividend, tasked. Mining; Stocks In New York. New Jfork. March 1. Closing quotations day on mining ttneka were as follows: to- Adams Con Alice Breece Comstock Tunnel . Con. Cat & Va. Horn Silver Iron-Silver LeadvlUn Coii. ... Little Chief. Ontario Ophlr Phoenix Potosi Savage Sierra Nevada.. Small Hopes ... Standard ..450 ..450 .. 6 .. 24 .. 60 .. 50 .. 20 ..250 Assessment paid. Bond Quotations nt Xerr York. New York. March 1 Following are the clos ing quotations for bonds on tn Stock Ex change to-day: United States refundlnr 2s. registered 104U United Spates refunding 2s. coupon 105 United States 3s, registered 106 United States new is. coupon 10J' unuea suites new 4s, registered 1S2 United StAtp rlrf X. rirlfrArt lnc United States new 4s, coupon 1324 United States old 4s, coupon 107H Atchison general 4s 99i Atchison adlustmcnt 4s 1854 Atlantic Coast Line 4s. ex. lnt 91 Baltimore & Ohio 10074 Baltimore & Ohio 3Hs 93 Central of Georgia Ss 105a Central of Georgia 1st lnc 6574 Chesapeake & Ohio 474s. ex. lnt ino Chicago & Alton 374s 744 Chicago, B. & Qulnrv new 4s 917 Chicago, M. &. St. Paul gen. 4s. ofrered...l0874 Chicago & Northwestern consol 7s 1297$ Chicago. R. 1. and Pacific R. R. 4s 6S .Chicago. R. I. and Pacific R. R. col. Ss ex. lnt 77m C. c C. & St. Louis gen. 4s Chicago Terminal 4s Consolidated Tobacco 4s Colorado & Southern 4s , Dener & Rio Grande 4s Erie prior Hen 4 Erie General 4s Fort Worth & Denver City 1st Hocking Vall.r 474s Louisville & Nash, unified 4s. offered Manhattan consol gold 4s. offered Mexican Central 4s .. SO .. 6674 .. 8474 ..97 .. 96T4 .. 84 ..104 ..loss .. 9374 ...10374 . 65 Mexican Central 1st inc 1314 Miten- -s Loul" s- lnt- offered 9874 Missouri. Kansas A Tm j o?rf Missouri. Kansas & Texas Inds..., , National It. It. of Mexico consol is New York Central gen. 374s , ilewtJ"SP7 9'ntrai general Ss. offered.., Northern Pacific 4s Northern Pacific 3s Norfolk ft Western consol 4s ' '"' Oregon Short Line 4s and partlc Pennsylvania conv. 374s Reading General 4s "", Ft, Louis & Iron Mountain consol 6s'I"' St. Louis & sn Francisco fg 43 St. Louis Southwestern lsts Seaboard Air Line 4 " Southern Pacific 4s Southern Rallwav Cs """ Texas & Pacific lsts Toledo. St. L. & Western 4s Union Pacific 4s , Unlcn Pacific eonr. 4s United States Steel 2nd E Wabash lsts . Wabash deb. B Wheeling & Lake Erie 4s, ex. int., Wisconsin Central 4s Colorado Fuel & Iron 5s. offered.. 6974 1021 94U 7274 II514 6I7I offered. S7 89 Yeatcrilny's Bank CIrnrlnsrs. Testerday"s clearing-house statement showed clearings. t3.3C8.K3; balances. 31.962,300. l.ocnl Money Market. Transactions at the banks were in large vol ume and there was a good demand for coll and time loans, with rates steady at s to 6 per cent. New York Curb Market. HFmiBLIC SPECIAL. New York. March L The curb market was dull and featureless, except for a spurt In American Can shsres, the preferred running up 474 points to 4074 by midday. The common advanced a point to 5. The rise was due to manipulation, accompanied by reports that th dividend on the preferred stock was to be in SrST"3! TJll.wa not credited. When the first dividend of 274 per cent was paid, last Sept.. on tha preferred stock last year, the price was run up to around 45. The payment of the divi dend was used as a basis by certain persons, generally thought to be Insiders, to distribute seme of their holdings. The pries. afterwards broke to below 20. It is supposed here that the same people may have replaced their holdings at & lower leiel. other sales were Standard Oil at 614. or the same as the last previous sale. Northern Securities i higher at &74. and Greene Copper at 1074 and 10i. Tsrsentine anil Rosin. Savannah. Go.. March 1 Turpentine firm at c jvmin jinn. Jl 0 3S ofv.AiiuKi, ubh Marcn 1. inrpenune nrm at 1 c Rosin nrm: A B C D 12.40; E 82.45; I 12.60; a $2.63: n 32.60: I. 82.95? K S : .so: n J3.K: w. o. sj.ss: w. w. w.75. TRANSIT HOLDS FIRM ON MODERATE BUYING. UNITED RAILWAYS IS EASY. STOCK Bonds Are in Fair Demand and There Is Good Inquiry for Mis cellaneous Securities. Interest was mainly in tractions In the local security market. Transit showed a slight improvement, with sales at J9.B0 and JS.C2H- United Railways, preferred, was under selling pressure, with sales of small lots on the downturn from 151-50 to $31. The 4 per cent bonds were fairly well supported at $77.75. which was bid for more. Banking issues were extremely dull, with offers generally easy. Bank of Commerce was for sale at $23i Commonwealth Trust at 5251 and Mercan tile Truflt nt 1317. Central Coal and Coke, common, at JoU.25, was the only active issue in me miscellaneous list. TESTERDAY'S SESSION. Closing quotations: Bid. .$ 0.JI ,. 51.U0 . 77.75 . 101.00 Asked. 9. 61.25 77.SI74 102.00 251.00 61.00 roi'iio" I'M. 00 95.0 lvJ.50 102.50 9J.25 95.10 IJ3.00 St. Louis Transit United Ralways ptd.. United Hallways 4s... Broadway Cable &... Commonwealth Trust. 'lltle Guaianty lumunen'ii Bank 226.00 National BanK ox mmerce Mechanics' National Bank. Hl S. L. & S. 5s Troy and Eastern 4s -: Imperial building 100.00 Mo.-Edlson Elrtitrlc Light 5s 98.5o St. Louis Brewery 6s. large.. 4.i5 Ely & Walker D. G. Co. com. 130.W National candy Co. com... GranltB-Bl-Metallle Central Coal and Coke...., 10.50 .40 59.00 59.1254 S'ales: 1 St. Louis Transit at 50 tit. Louis Transit at 5 at. Louis Transit at 4 United Ralways pfd. at.. 10 United Railways pM. at.. 15 united Hallways pfd. at. 20 United Hallways pfd. at.. 2.0UO United Hallways 4s at.... 80 Central Coal and Coke at .$ 10.00 .1 9.50 .. 9.6274 .. K.W ,. 61.50 . 51.25 ,. 61.1W .. 77.75 .. 59.25 New York Stock Quotations. N'ew York. March 1. Fullowlnc are the high' est, lowest ana closing quotations for stocks on Uio Stock Exchange to-day, with the total amount ot sue?: RAILROADS. Pies. Stock. Sties. Hlgh.Low. Bid. Atcnison 5.700 &5T 6574 boTi Do. pfd 300 8S faij 88 Baltimore and Ohio 3.SU0 75 74h 7474 Do. ofd 857, Canadian Pacific ex dlv... 1.300 1114 1104 llu?. Central of New Jersey..... ia Chesapeake and Ohio 400 3074 29?i 30 irmcaso ana Alton.......... tuu cn-x 4u?4 jo Do. Pfd 10) St 81 SITj Chicago & Great Western 14! Chicago Northwestern 162 Chicago. Mil. & St. Paul.. 7,700 13914 13a4 13974 !-.-. .., IT? Chicago .Ter. & Trans..... 103 94 9!i 9 Do. pfd 100 197s lsts 19 C. n. A nt. L. 100 74 74 73 Colorado Southern 3uo 154 1574 1574 vo. 1st ptd iw b b Do. M nfd 100 23 23 23 Delaware and, Hudson ' too 156 154'i li474 Del.. Lack. & West. 10262 262 260 Denver and Rio Grande... 200 14 Mi 1874 DO. ptd W Erie 7.000 237i 22 23, Do. 1st pfd 1.500 627s 6I71 7 Do. 2d pfd 1,300 297 3S7 39U Hocking Valley 72 Do. pfd 7SVi Illinois Central 300 127 326K 12o;t llowa Central 1 Do. ptd 33 Kansas city Southern 1674 Do. rfdi 1tb Louslvllle and Nashville... 1.900 10374 Wlji 1017, Manhattan L..... 700 1437i lUt. H- Metropolltan Securities 84 Met. Street Railway 300 115 115 lll: Minneapolis and St. Louis 63 1 M.. St. P. & tiault Ste. M 100 59 59 5974 Do. pfd 117 Missouri raclfio 3,300 SSH SVO. SS'i Do. pfd 35; Missouri. Kansas & Texas. 100 1574 15',i 15 Do. pfd 3o'4 Nat. R. R. or Mexico cfd. 200 26 36 254 New York Central 200 115 11474 H4'J4 Norfolk and Western 400 65 63i 55?i Do. pfd 5 Ontario and Western LOOO 2074 2074 2074 Pennsylvania 30,600 113j 11374 luii Pitts.. C.. C & St. L 55 Reading 1,800 4074 V4 ' Do. 1st pfd 200 764 76 7674 Do. 2d ptd 56 Rock Islr.nd Company 4,100 2074 20 20" Do. pfd . -400 62 61 6051 St. L. & San Fran. 2d pfd. 100 4174 4174 41 St. Louis Southwestern 1274 Do. pfd 100 3074 30U Jo Southern Podfle l 10n 45?. -C 41. Southern Railway 800 1974 ISTs ;, lk. ptd ,9 Texas and I"aclfic 100 227i 22!i t!74 Toledo, St. Louis & West.. 100 244 244 24 Union Pociflo 7,900 74ti 737, 74 DO. -Cfd .' 400 86U 861. S6V. Wabash 171; DO. old 600 337k 3371 33"i Wheeling and Laks Erie .... 144 Wisconsin Central.. 171T Da pfd 1,100 4074 39 40 1VX-K1L UUMfArSIKH. Adams 220 American ins United States too lnt ini inn Wells-Forgo 203 MISCELLANEOUS. Amalgamated Copper 13,100 4774 46H 47 American Car & Foundry.. 400 19)4 197i 194 ". w,u... uy oiji 03 15 American Cotton Oil 27i Do. nfd 107 American Ice 400 8 77 Do. Dfd 9rtl SlU 50a: fll American Linseed Oil '.. 9 Do. pfd 17 American Locomotive 3.700 23T4 2314 237; .Do. pfd 900 81 79 )3 American smelt. & Refln... 400 4774 47 47 Do. pfd 200 SO 90 90 American Snar Refining.. 12.800 11574 12571 1234 Anaconda Mining Co 64 Brooklyn Rapid Transit... 7.900 4074 4074 404 Colorado Fuel and Iron 3o7i Consolidated Gas 1.200 192 19174 19:4 Corn Products 900 1874 IS'i 17i Do. nfd ts Distillers- Securities 100 23 23 23 General EJectrlc jjj International Paper 200 13 12 12 Do pfd 6IV4 International Pump 33 Do. Dfd 711! National Lead 400 1471 14i 142 North American 100 81 81 si Pacific Mall 2,200 264 2i UK People's Gas 1,200 9874 9771 984 Pressed Stee! Car 209 23 28 28 Do. pfd.... . 684 Pullman Palacs Car. .- 109 Republic Steel " y Do pfd..... 42 RubberGoods 100 1974 194 57 Teniicee Iron andCoal.U '.'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. 337J united States Leather. 400 7 671 eS . Do. pfd 100 r. TTS 772 United States Realty 100 774 t4 77i Do. pfd ..." nZ united States Rubber 600 1271 in: nt .."?. ?w . - 300 4S7i 471 4S11 To. nfd 1SFWI r.tsl r.KTi te,7 Westlnghouse Electric 200 159 15S 155U Western Union ktk? Northern Securities jt?' Total sales for the day, 174,100 shares. Wool. Boston. March 1. Prices are firm In the wool market, and the market as a whole only mod erately active. The demand Is for medium and low wools, with a fair demand for fine grades. Territory wools tendito be active. Pulled and foreign wools nre firm and steady. The lead ing quotations for Territory: Idaho Fine 15 16c: heavy fine 13S14c: fine nwdium 1GS1674C: medium. l((tlc: low medium 176180. Wyoming Fine 15B16c: heavy ring 13B14c: fine medium 16et7c: medium isy.19c: low middling 19a20c. Utah and Nevnda-Flne lseicc: heavy fins 130 lie: fine medium 1674S17c: medium 18219c: low medium lOffiOc Dakota-Fine 155J16: fine me dium 1631. c: medium 1819c: low medium 19J 20c. Montana Fine, choice 19320c; fine, me dium choice 1920c: average 18319c: staple 19 20c: medium choice 19f?20c London. March L The listing of wool ar rivals for the second series of auction sales closed to-dav with the following amounts: New South Wales 40.084 bales; Queensland 20 913: Victoria 72.256: South AustraTla 16.3M: WVst Australia C57: Tasmania 1.242; New Zealand 7 -164; Cape of Good Hope and Natal 28.266. Eighty-seven thousand Australasian and 28.266 bales of Cape of Good Hope and Natal were forwarded direct to spinners, making the r!XJuillir,,"ul': or"ie saies 157.9U. including 6.000 held over from the first series. The sales Urn rrisilsr1 tr nrun TfU asva LI'E-STOCKMArtKET. atlve Supply Fair Beef Cattle Higher Sheep Close; Weak. NATIVE CATTLE Beef Steers The estimate was 3.000 head, which Is'less than half of last Tuesday's receipts, while the two days' total foots 7.100 head, which is yearly E.O00 higher than the same two days of last week, and 300 head smaller than the same two days last Year Native arrivals embraced the major portion of the receipts, with fully two-thirds In this divi sion. This shows a loss of 1,000 head, as com pared with last Tussday, with tbs arrivals for tho two days totaling 3,200 head, against 4.900 lost week, and 2.9O0 a year ago ""'" The supply contained a fair portion of steers, some of a pretty good class, but as a rule they averaged no better than on Monday. Quality retarded trading somewhat, but nevertheless a stronger tendency developed, which resulted In a strong to 100 higher basis on common to medium grsdes, though some few sellers did not coll prices more than steady.. The better grades showed a general advance of arcund 15c BEEF AND BUTCHER STEERS. No. Av. Pr. No. At. Pr. No. Av. Pr. J1...1317...I4.90 10...1226...J4.75 3... 820...J4.73 I5...126S... 4.75 ...ia... 4.65 4...1363... 4.E0 15... 971... 4:25 3...1S15... 4.00 1...1HS... jS 12... 528... 3.70. 1...1030... 3.25 3L..12C8... 4.83 39.. .1246... 4.7S 2.. .1340... 4.6S 29...1260... 4.60 1...1190... 4.65 1...12J0.,. 4.SO 4...124S... 4.33 1...1100... 4.31 11...1125... 4.25 11...U06... 4 15 17.. .1002... 3.7S 18.. .1631... 4.00 19... 8S4..I 31m 1...1010... 3.60 2... 955... 3.25 Steers and itoekers: 15. ..HIS... 4.59 Butcher Cattle The butcher market was on an active strong basis. The demand was quite good from all sources and with the supply light a ready clearance was soon effected. Tba quality, with the exceptlsn of a few good cows and heifers, 'was only fair. As a rule, prices were strong, but occasional sales of desirable butcher grades were about 10c higher. Can ners and cutters- were steady to strong. Veals, sold fully steady. HEIFERS. No. Av. Pr. No. Av. Pr. No. Av. Pr. 61... 757...t.00 4... 860...13.65 33... 725.. .13.84 1... 720... 3.60 29... 639... 3.60 2... 890... 3.50 2... 813... 3.50 1... 780... 3.40 15... 70... 3.33 J... 780... 3.23 1... 550... 3.23 6... 931... 3.20 1... 550... 2.73 1... 530... 2.50 24... 79?... 3.40 7... 481... 3.50 25... 735... .V50 7...-734... 3.33 9... 662... 3.2S 11... 716... 1.25 4... 725... 3.00 1... 430... 2.75 COWS. 1... 960... 3.70 7. ..1010... 3.50 6.. .1131... 3.33 1...1050... 3.3 1...1130... 3.23 1... 900... 3.00 4.. .1105... 3.00 1...1210... 3.63 2.. .1210... 3.60 3.. .1110... 3.30 3.. .1050... 3.25 4.. .1123... 3.20 3... 963... 3.00 1... 820... 2.90 BULLS. 1...1980... 3.75 1...1640... 3.M 1...1700... 3.03 1...1470... 3.00 8.. .1300... 2.90 1...109O... 2.85 1... 1760... 3.73 1... 1430... 3.35 1... 1270... 3.00 1...1330... 3.00 1... 9S0... 2.S3 STAGS. 2.. .1315... 4.C0 1...12O0... 3.73 2.. .1145... 4.90 VEAL CALVES. 1... HO... 7.00 1... 150... 7.0) 1... 140... 7.00 2... 120... 6.65 4... 123... 6.50 4... 100... 6.00 3... 120... 5.00 2... 133... 7.00 9... 131... 7.00 1... 140... 6.75 1... 90... 6.56 8... 126... 6.50 1... 80... 6.00 SOUTHERN CATTLE The quarantine mar ket was active and strong to 10c higher. The supply was only fair, totaling 52 cars that contained 1.143 head, while last Tuesday the receipts were 139 cars and 3,271 head. Steers comprised the bulk of the receipts and were Centrally a decent cUss. with a few good ones umong them. Trading throughout was at the advance noted.. There were quite a few bulls available and of slightly better kinds. Values ruled steady to strong. Scarcely any cows or calvs were received. TEXAS AND INDIAN STEERS. No.. Av. Pr. No. Av. Pr. No. Av. Pr. 90.. .1262.. .84.40 18.. .1230.. .31.35 54.. .1162.. .34. 10 10.. .1148... 4.60 41. ..1090... 4.00 S1...1204... 4.00 20.. .1078... 3.5 23... 991... 2.S3 S3.. .1262... 4.40 21...1C87... 4.15 128.. .1143... 4.00 1... 136(1... 4.00 65.. .1053... 3.90 25... 9(6... 3.85 25.. .1068... 3.E3 28... SC9... 3.63 COWS. 1...1120... 3.00 I... 851... 2.50 MIXED. ... 840... 2.50 II... 537... 2.10 BULLS. 1...1010... 3.25 1...154J... 3.23 38.. .1452... 3.10 3.-lls3... 3.05 1...13W... 3.U0 3... 990... 2.M) 2.. .1230... 2.50 2IdIO... 3.25 17... Uw... 3.15 18.. .low)... 3.10 4.. .1155... 3.00 13.. .1.3?... 3.10 It.. .1261... 2.96 6.. .1233... 2.90 STAGS. S...1273... 3.35 CALVES. (Per head.) 8... 193... (.00 SHEEP A good moderate supply of sheep ornveu. altnougn very fewgoou native sheep ur lanius, either, were inciBJued among tho ar rivals, the onenngs principally being Westerns ana Mexicans, leu in juissourl. 'me market snowed little or no material change, ail rea bonaply good mutton stock selling readily, with but little trouble. However, there was nut uuite as much life to the trade as usual of late, and all that wero only fair were slow and dull. 'But little' business was transacted until late, bjj most ot the oflcrings did not get In until nearly noon, 'intn lamDs were In poor demand and sold very slow- and IrreguUr. nous Another good run .of hogs arrived, the receipts being about the same as on Mon day, but not quite as large as Tuesday of last week. The quality was no better tnan usual, but did not Include as many pigs and lights as were on sale Monday. Otncr Western mar kets were also fauly well supplied, there being a total of 6l.0iX on sale at the nve principal points. The market opened slow and very little busi ness was transacted Deiore 10 o'clock. Early sales were principally to butchers, speculators and shippers, the packets not taking hold until nearly noon, prices at the opening wero bare ly steady and In Places a shade lower. Pack ers worked ham for a decline, but were tinally forced to oay steady prices, and when they were fully cunvtnceu tliey coula buy no hogs any other way tne market become activo and a shade better than the openings. 1'igs and trashy lights were In very poor aemond. and It took hard work to get rla of them, most of them selling 5c to luc lower. The late mar ket was quite active, and before the close the pens were well cleared. Good outchcr and heavy hogs sold at 33.50 5.65. fair to good medium weights and packers 35.45ft5.t0. lights aoove 150 lbs average 35.101? 5.45. lights under 1j0 lbs. uverage 4.23tt4.J9. Pigs nnlrt 1W) lbs. S.2i4?t4.5u. and roughs nil culls st 44.2303.75. The bulk of the hogs weighing 1M lbs or more sold at 35.3915. w against (3.3505.55 Monday. HOHSLS Horbe receipts are ruling rather heavy, the supply being oer LOrn head In the first two days of the week. About 3v0 head were before buyers in the auction to-aay, and et en aUrger number w HI be available Wednes day, The condition ot the demand is pretty good, a liberal representation of the buyers be ing on hand ana the general market active. Southern horses were in active demand and wero selling about equally as good as last week, but Eastern horses and heavy kinds In general were not quite maintaining the tone of last week. Tne extremely liberal buying last week on this account, combined with the current large receipts. Is responsible for what little easiness obtains. The demand for drliers and harness horses manifested increased activity on account of the excellent weather which has been prevailing and the nearness of the sum mer season, many new buyers .for pleasure horses .from all quarters being on hand In search of suitable openings. .Save for the slight easiness on Eastern horses, the-generol trade Is in active and favorable condition. Horse quotations: Httvy draft, common to good. J10031M HeAvy draft choice to extra...... I75a2u0 cnunKs. fair to good yoftri25 Chunks, choice to extra .; 133iil50 arm chunks 7551110 Southern horses, plain to good 60tt fc5 southern ho pes. choice to extra lwil:5 r-outuern drivers 125150 Harness horses is.jefo MULES The run of mules continues small, particulary- ns regards lull consignments, most pf what receipts there have been being small lots arriving with horses, and not very many at that. The commission supply has amounted to about 400 head In two days. Dealers are having a little trade, but it is having no effect In the tnmm mImi mnt-lret .rkUI. ..t... t... . and quiet and unchanged. There are many J.1.',1"?, eJwh, mules In the hands of dealers to ?!' " Live "ffiers that are coming, which makes them rather Indifferent to all new arrivals. The market is no better than it was last week. Conditions are eciually as slow and sellers are having Just as hard a time negotiating con signments as ever. The common ones are very dull. 14 hands, bulk of sales '.O.OOtt ss 00 ill? I5?J"5J' "me range 7j.00tfl20.00 144 hands, bulk of sales '.S.ooilw.oo 15 hands, extreme range I5.o0aii30.oo ??.i"1,.ndA "h""."1 '" .o.ooSlij:!)!! ?JJ .h?5S' fx?Iem.c rVnEe 110.0owi50.ifl 15lfc hands, bulk or xnlev .. n: i..:?,.A : 164 hands, extreme range "!iy)!u19.j!ol in nimia, oum or sales ls3.OO5rlj5.oo Hy TeleKraph. rTri.v.j.' -is: si"SL"'-Ti"?-"'ipts r u, I -1"" wuira; rnaraei. steady to lOo higher; ail quotations steady to 10c ?-. e-Ji-. ., -rV. . sieers 34.6uQ JVTV-aiTn . . -"?'; esiern led steers X3.6to4.60; stoekera and feeders W.094 SO Southern steers 3.SH.10; Southern cos 32JO S2k: SaT ve..c?w". WJ-5: native heifers stTS f-: JUJIJ J2.50g3.60: calves 33S6. Hogs-Ho-celpts 13.000; market seioc lower; top 23?43: bulk of sales J5.06B3.J3: heavy J5.30SS.45- rSekl nifry rL?'g' an,a KMs JIJSUJJW.- Sheep Receipts 6.0OO: market steady; native lambs H?fV Wtem Iambs J4.SOa5.65: fed ewes J3.9O04.23: Texas clipped ycaiilngs J4.8505.15: stockers and feeders 2.7534:26. .. if pigs and lights J4.23Qj.20. Sheep v.iitt;aSu. Aiarcn i. cattle Receipts 3,000; ..... "wij, .wu iu prime siecis xx5.io: poor to medium J3.5oS4.50; stockers and feeders J2.50S4.15: cows Jl.504: heifers J2W4.SO: can- "v,o ...u-u-., uuiii, tit?; caives J3U6.75; Texas fed steers Jie4.io. Hogs Receipts to-day ls.ouo- mixed and butclfcrs J5.aS5.624: good to choice hfa.TX,J-.50a?,','.i': "?! heavy .ts3es.4J: light cpipta 10,000: market steady; Iambs steady; mOSt IV 1(V hlshrr I'fWwl In fnnltisk -kh.u -- .Rii5: .'"-1ioV.?f'lc?. mixed J3.504.25: Western sheep J2.u0ig6.2S; native lambs J4.50ffl5.75- West ern lambs J4.50SJ6.95. Official yesterday Receipts-cattle 24.175: hogs 58.920; sheep 40,45i Shipments-Cattle 4,875; hogs 9.733; sheep 4.9, Petroleum. Oil City, Pa.. March 1. Credit balances 11.77: certificates, no bid: shipments 74,520, average 72.619: runs 19.738. average t8.720; shipments. Lima. 68.745. average 63.089: runs, Lima. 22. 261. average 47.610. - ' Lima. O., March 1 The price of crude oil was cut 3o per bbl. on the high-grade product and 6c on the heavy grades in Kentucky and Kansas to-day. No cause for the i eduction is apparent, except that drilling will be moro active in the spring, and production Is expect ed to Increase. Quotations now are: Pennsyl vania J1.77; Tlona J1.U2; Corning 31.37. New castle J1.64; North Lima J1.28; South Lima and Indiana J1.23; Somerset (Ky.) J1.23; Ragland IKv.l 66c South Necdeshs IKasl XI. M- Vnrth Neodesha (Kos.) Ji.08; heavy Kansas 55c. The Metal Markets. New York. March 1. Tin declined on the spot position In London, closing 2s 6d lower at 123 s 6d. while futures were unchanged at 123 13s. Locally tin was a shade easier, with spot closing at 2Sgi23.S0c Copper was steady in London, with spot unchanged ntX56 12s 6d and futures 6s higher at 155 12s 6d. Locally cop per was quiet, with lake, electrolytic and casting all quoted at 12.25ttl2.'50c Lead was higher, both here -and in London. The local market advanced to 4.60fi4.65c. while London dosed at til lbs 3d. Spelter was unchanged at f22 2s 6d In London- and at 5.0uTf5'.15c In the local market. Iron closed at 51s 2d In Glasgow and at 42s 474d In Middlesboro. Locally iron was unchanged: No, 1 foundry. Northern. Is quoted at Ill.73al5.r5; No. 2 foundry. Northern. at" J14.23B14.7S: Na 1 foundry. South ern, and No. 1 foundry. Southern soft, at 313.25 613.75.1 Bar Silver. New Tork. March L Bar silver 574c per ounce. At London easy at 26 9-ltd per ounce. Treasury Statement. Washington, March 1. Available cash balance J22J.068.5oT; gold JWL937.918. New York Money Market. New Tork. March 1. Money on call easy at 1VB2 per cent: closing hid li: offered at 174. Tims loans easier; GO days 3 per cent: 90 days 34; 6 months 4S4T- Prime mercantile paper 44 6574. Sterling exchange tlrm. closed weak, with actual business In bankers' bills at 4.865 4.8660 for demand and at 4.837034. s3&0 for co-day bills; posted rates 4.8434.845 and 4.876J4.8I5; commercial bills 4.835. Mexican dollars 4574c. Government bonds steady; railroad bonds Irreg ular. Eass. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, Mnrch L Eggs Receipts 13.854 coses. A slight fall of snowL gave a, wintry look to the streets, but with weather growing rapidly milder and full listed receipts, a slight decline was effected under free offerings on the exchange. The opening sales were of .Southern firsts at 20c and followed In order by several lots ot Western firsts at 204c and Tennesue firsts to the amount of 230 cases at 20c, wth further lots of the same offered at the close of the call without finding buyers. DeaierB re ported a good demand for consumption, with buyers discriminating on qualltv In favor of goods from northerly points. Western firsts 204c; seconds 194c; Kentucky firsts 207c; occ onus 194c: Tennessee and Southern firsts 20c; seconds 19c. Fresh Western dirties 18c; checks 15c Phlladlephla. March 1. Eggs 2c lowor; fresh near-by 21c at mark; fresh Western 21c; fresh Southwestern 20a21c; fresh Southern 20c. Chicago, March 1. Eggs easy; at mark, cases Included. 170177ic per do2. Kansas City. Mo., March 1. Eggs lower: Mis souri and Kansas, cases returned 14c; new No. 2, whitcwood cases included, 13c. Cotton Markets. New Tork. March 1 Spot cotton quiet; 25 Soints higher; middling upiandB 13.60c; do. ulf 15.85c; sales 9.4UO bales. Futures closed larely steady: March 14.97c: April 15.17c; May 15.35c; June 13.30c; July 15.30c; Aug. 14. .m: Sept. 13.20c The market opened steady at a decline of 6B25 points, due to liquidation nnd room selling, ns a result of disappointing ca bles and an Idea that the market was due to meet a reaction following the recent advances. There was. however. little confidence in short side, nnd the market deeloped into very nar nnv and irregular straights. In which the cntef operations appeared to be for professional ac count, and to reflect nothing more than the efforts of this contingent to scalp moderate turns. Prices fluctuated within narrow limits. At the lonest March sold at 14.80c. the opening figure, while May and July reached 15.23c, this being a net decline of from 16 to 23 points. At the best July sold at 13.46c; May l.Slc. and March 13.12c. net gains of 3 to I paints. The close was. steady at a decline of 13 points to an advance ot 5 points, the gains being on the new crop positions. The feature of tho day perhaps was the attitude of the local bull leaders. This party bought and sold by turns, adding materially to the irregularity of the market, and leading to various predictions as to his Intentions, some claiming that he sold more than he bought, and that the intervals of linnncss were manipulated for the purpoto of making a better selling basis. At first tne.trade evldcnllv was disposed of to look for a reac tion, and In many quarters it was believed that, notwithstanding the light receipts, estimated for the day, and at New Orieans, and at Houston, for to-morrow the "b'g bull leaders would not oppose a moderate reaction. On ev ery sign of material weakneee, however, sup port developed from one source or another and rallies were prompt. The Galveston estimates for to-morrow ran heavier, but were explained by a private dispatch as due to the movement of cotton for export, it being eald that Gal veston will ship out 25,000 bales during the week. About 8.000 bales were expected from there to-day, and the total exports ran some what over recent figures, while privats ad vices indicated a better spot demand fcr for eign sources. Generally speaking the spot markets are reported quiet. Estimated sales 6O11.OUO bales. Liverpool. March 1. Cotton in fair demand: prices 10 points higher; American middling fair s.joti: good miauling s.jua: miuanng s.i'ju: iow mlddllng 8.02d: good ordinary 7.92d: ordinary 7.74d. The sales of the day were 7.0ni bates, of which 500 were for speculation and export, and included G.200 American: receipts 3.000 bales, including 7U0 American. Futures opened easier and closed steady: American middling, g. o. c. : March 7.92d: March and April 7.92d: April and May 7.92d: May and June 7.92d: June and July 7.92d; July and Aug. 7.90d; Aug. and Sept. 7.6Sd; Sent, nnd Oet. fi.Slwl- (let and Nov. 6.50d. New Orleans. March 1. Cotton Futures quiet and stead-' March 14.82314.84c: April 15 033 15.05c: Mar 15.25815.26c; June 15.41015.53c; July 15.6615.67c: Am. 15.09ai5.12c; Sept. li.95Si:o; Oct. 2.i6g?i2.i4C. spot cotton qu.et, steaoy; .Ale. 1 ertd- nrdlnnnr 12 A-lfic: Eftod onllnarv 1371c: low middling 14 c: mlddling14'4c: good middling 15 3-llc: minanng iair 13 s-iw:; re ceipts 1,113 ; stock 266 049. Flaxseed. REPUBLIC SPECIAL f-htenirn. March 1. tlaxseed was rasv. with prices H5?lc lower. No. 1 Northwestern sold at 81.154 and No. 1 was quoted at Jl.ll: May was 41. U4 oiu anil .-uarcn wjuj normiiu.iv i.n. j. celpts here were 7 cars, at Minneapolis 15 cars and 33 cars at Duluth. Batter and Cheese. New York. March L Butter firm; .fresh creamery 1526c; State dairy 14322c. Cheese firm; State full cream, fancy large and small colored and white Sept. 12c; late made 107c. Chicago. March 1. Butter steady; creameries 14U26C: dairies 134822c. Cheese firm: daisies lie; twins lOTtc: Young Americas llfflHic. Philadelphia. March 1. Butter steady; extra Western creamery 267jc; extra near-by prints 28c. Cheese firm; good demand: New York full creams choice to fancy lliiefllTic: do. fair to good lOTiSllc. Dried Fralts. New Tork. March L The market for evapo rated apples Is quiet, with demand light, but there Is no pressure to sell and prices are steadily held: common are quoted at 4i?5c; prime at 57;'ft5Uc: choice at 54&6C and fancy 64&7c. Prunes are not attracting a satisfac tory demand and the market shows rather an easier tendency, although quotations range from 34c to 64c. according to grade. Apricots are scarce and firm; choice are quoted at 9 tirlOc: extra choice at lOUdlOTic and fancy at 12$fl5c Peaches are also In light supply and the better grades are held with apparent con fidence: choice are quoted at 77&774c: extra choice 7&S74c and fancy 9310c. Sngar. New York. March 1. Sugar Raw firm: fair refining 2Vi2 9-32c: centrifugal. 96 test. 37W 3 13-16c. Molasses sugar 2422 13-16c; refined steady: crushed 5.15c; powdered 4.55c: granu lated 4.45c. New Orleans, La.. March 1- Sugar steady; open-kettle 274tr3 3-16c: open-kettle, centrifugal. 3&3-&C; centrifugal whites 44c: yellows 344 3 15-16o: seconds 27403 3-16c. Molasses nomi nal: open-kettle 20'u;6c: centrifugal lOffltc. Sirup 207J35C. Coffee. New York. March L Coffee Spot steady: fu tures opened steady at an advance of 10 to 20 points on rather steadier European markets than expected In view of yesterday's reports of unsettled financial conditions. Receipts for the day were moderate, as reflected by the Bra zilian cables, but demand was very light and prices soon after the-opening developed & sag ging tendency under continued, though moder ate, selling by large trade Interests. The close was steady at unchanged prices to an advance of 15 points. Sales were reported of 56,000 bags. Including May 6.6063.65c: July 5.90c; Sept. 6.13 T6.20c; Oct. 6.30c; Nov. 6.30c: Dec. 6.4036.45c: and Jan. 6.55c Dry Goods. New York, March 1. In dry goods the added strength of the raw cotton market Is giving weight to the position of sellers, who are not willing to recede from their stand n tlrm prices, certain of whom are confidently pre- uiciing a iiiKuer ieei ui values, liuymg nas been of small proportions, and yet where goods are wanted there is no dlfflcultr In sernHnD- asking prices. Jobbers continue to report a iatr irdue, auu uuwees irvm mo est and South arc very satisfactory. Poultry. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York. March L Live Pouitry--Receints to-day 1 car Western and 1 Southwestern. To day was the Hebrew Purim. and with that ele ment off the market, and no demand from any other source, prices were without any change, no stock leaving the market to speak of. There was a steady feeling on all description of weighing stock, while ducks and geese, espe cially the latter, were Irregular In quality and only prime geese reached outside figures. Quo tations unchanged. Dressed Poultrv Receints 12.R2S nkir The. demand In general was of moderate propor tions, and. while the receipts were not ex cessive, there was an accumulation on hand from last week, on which receivers would glad ly have shaded quotations, but were unable to create an outlet. There was a trifle steadier feeling on strictly fancy stock, but there was a liberal supply of Southern and Southwestern fowls on the market that was urged to sale at 13cl and where carelessly graded for less. Very few desirable scalded fowls on the market, and such commanded 13a Very few desirnble chick ens on the market, but not many wanted. Ca pons In accumulation and sold at unimproved prices. Turkeys genera'ly undesirably heaw and sold slowly. Squabs more plenty and mar ket easier. There was very little demand for frozen poultry and values were about steady, ouotations unchanged. Hides. Quote dry flint: Texas butcher 06 lbs. and over) at 16-TJe: fallen at 1574c, all Texas light (under 16 lbs.) at 1471c. native and Arkansas at 154c latter on selection 16c for No. 1 and 14c tor No. 2; glue at 9c; dry-salted at 15c; green-salted round at 74c good Mis souri and Illinois 774c; green-salted on selec tion at 874c for No. 1 and 77ic for No. 2 bulls or dead green lc le-is; glue 44c. Horse hides Green No. 1 at J2.o; No. 2 J1.75; colts, ponies and blues at Jl; all dry 75c Wool. Mo. and III. Med. comb & cloth mxd...21 0214 Clothing 20 6204 Low & brald.19 620 Burry & clear.l74alS VMrt-v 17 I Med. (fleeces).) 204 icu. uuoEej ..15 IJ1S4 Burry 133 154 Hard burry ..11 6114 North & Western Bright roed. ..19 K20 Dark med. ....15 16 Light flno ....14 Q1S4 Heavy buck.. .10 012 Tub-washed Vv 1 wuzmit Hard burry ...13 Light fine ., Heavy fine Lamb Tex., I. T. no. 2 "1:21 $244 Burry 20 &2t Angora Goat Hair Long 24 R25 Short 22 023 .ueu., j. nv.... . Med.,6 & 8 mo.17 184 Coarse & low.14 BIS Light fine ...14 8?167j Heavy sandy.10 W12 Ark. & Southern ww ana ouiiy less. Fnri, 6134 .16 ttli4 .14 6144 .18 C'IS'4 & Ok.' is tfi Raccoon Opossum No. 1 large J 90 No. 1 large .... 60 No. 1 medium .... No. 1 medium .... 80 No. 1 small 60 No. I small and No. 2". 60 2s 15 No. 3 30 No. J 5 No. 4 10 Trashy worthless. Jllnk Red Fox No. 1 large 1.70 No. 1 large .... 2.00 No. 1 medium.... 1.15 No. 1 medium .... 1.54 No. 1 small U No. 2 1.00 No. 2 70 No. 3 60 No. 3 JS No. 4 15325 No. 4 15 Gray Fox Skunk No. 1 large 73 Prime, as to size. No. 1 medium .. 50 Black 70Q73 No. J 33 Short stripe 5560 No. J -5 Narrow stripe ...357140 No. 4 13 Broad stripe HW3 Otter Texas 1330 No. 1 large ..1112 Territory 2340 No. 1 medium .. 8.00 Blue or unprtmo less. No. 2 6.00 Wild cat 10830 No. 3 3.00 Clvlt cat 23 No. 1 1.50 Badger 69"-5 Wolf House cat 615 Prairie, round ...33031 Muskrat 13816 Timber SOfiS.SO Bear .T....J1C13 Beaver 187.00 Northern 30 per cent more than foregoing. Produce;. Butter Higher for best grades. Creamery Extra 27c: firsts 23324c: seconds 19fi20c. Ladle packed Extra 18c: firsts 15c Dairy-packed Fancy 19820c: poor to fair 13c. Country roll Choice 13c; packed and ordinary 1174c: grease stock- 435c. EggsReceived L702 pkgs. local and 2,708 nkgs. through; shipped 3.093 pkgs. Market 16c case count. Cheese Northern, on orders: Twins at lie: singles 114c: daisies 114c; Young Americas HTtc: long boras 1175c New York twin 1174c: llmburger 11612c; poor 7S9c; Swiss 15c for choice. No. 2 at 10613c; brick 12si27fs. SUMMARY OF ST. LOUIS MARKETS Scllins out by longs caused a sharp break In wheat values in yesterday's marker. Most of the liquidation was by that class of outside traders which had been so active for nearly a week, and much of It was forced. The reaching of stop-loss .orders and Inability or unwillingness to put up more margins threw an immense number of con tracts on tho open market. Manipulators, though not extremely active, took advan tage of their opportunity to help the downward movement by easing their lines. There wero occasional rallies, but none of them had strength enough to stem the tide of selling orders which carno to local commission-houses. Cables were dlsappointlns and there was not much encouragement for the bulls In a slump In the price of British consols, as it was explained that this decline was not caused by a war scare, but by tho fact that those securities were selling ex dividend. There was no news calculated to foster the belief that European nations would become Involved In the war and oilier information was bearish, with the exception of advices that the railway strike in the Argentine was still on. Selling was brisk until near the close, when there was a slight rally, which carried prices above the low point for the day. Corn held up fairly well early In tho session as compared with corn, but later offerings of the coarse grain also became free, and the close was weak and sharply lower. Receipts were fairly large and weather conditions were favorable. Mny wheat opened c off and closed 4?sc off. May corn opened Tic off and closed 2Hc off. May oats closed 2"4c off. Receipts of produce were in fairly large volume and prices of fruits and vegetables were generally steady to easy. Local securities were dull. Transit sold slightly higher and United Railways pre ferred was weak. Yesterday's bank clearings were $9,305,552, balances ll.X2,m. Discount rates wera firm at 5 to 6 per cent. Spot cotton was unchanged in the local market. HEAVY SELLING BY LONGS CAUSES A BIG SLUMP. MAY WHEAT NEARLY CEXTS LOWER. Market Is Under Pressure of Li quidation by Outsiders Who Came in at Eleventh Hour. Nonprofessional longs were shaken out of the market yesterday, with a result ing slump of nearly 5 cents a bushel In the price of the activo option. Most of the sellers were those who had been on tho buying side for several days. Somo of these traders could not stand tho pressure of a steadily declining market, while oth ers had placed stop-loss orders, which wero reached during the session. There was no bullish news to Justify a further advance. Foreign markets wero lower and there was a falling oft In the cash and ex port demands. Nothing cut much figure In the trading except the commission-house selling, which showed no signs of a let up until near tho close. May wheat opened 'He oft and sold at: 9S7ic. 984c. 95c. 9774c, 9771c 9774c. JJHc. J74c 9771c, 974c 97c. 9674c. 964c. 964c. 6c. 964c. 967.C, 96c. 967c. P671C 9c. 9-3c. 9&4C 95,c. 9611c. 96'4C. 95c. 9471c 944c. 9471C. 94SC, 9471C. 94c. 9374c. 93?ic, 93'ie, 9374c, 94c. 944c 47c, 944c, 91c Corn showed eomo early strength, but later shared the weakness of wheat. In this market also there was a good deal of outside selling, and legitimate news showing large receipts and favorable weather had more weight than It had had for several days. May corn opened c off and sold at: 4974c 4971c 4974c 4934974c 49c. 4STv4e. 4JC 4S,c. 484c. 4S74C 48710, 4Sc, 4774C 4771c 477C llttC 47&C Receipts of wheat at St. Louis 113,400 bu., of which 93 cars local and 33 cars through, against 50,400 bu., of which 45 cars local and U cars through. In 1S03. Receipts of wheat at primary points 711.000 bu., against 3SS.00O bu. in lflOS, and shipments 3i,00O bu., against 176,000 bu. Northwest received 319 cars, against 253 In 1903. Chicago received 42.975 bu. and Kansas City 23!,100 bu. Clearances, SO.tXX) bu. Bradstrccfs report the available supply of wheat east of the Rockies for the past wcett at 1.703,000 bu. decrease and stocks in and afloat for Europe decreased 1.000,000 bu., making the world's visible supply do crease 2,703,000 bu., against a decrease ot 3,644,000 bu. a week ago and a decrease of 1,900,000 bu. In 1903. Receipts of corn at St. Louis 14X300 bu-, of which 116 cars local and 11 oars through, as against 121,600 bu., ot which 103 oars local and 32 cars through, in 1903. Samples on track lower. , , . . Receipts of corn at primary points ,- 000 bu., against 719,000 bu. In 1S03, and ship ments sa.uuu DU., against. ow,vuu uu. V" cago received 300.200. bu. and Kansas City Dl.SOO bu. Clearances, 4SO.O0O bu. liradstreet's report the available supply of corn east of the Rockies for tho past week at 085.000 bu. increase, against an increase of 2.100,000 bu. a week ago and a decrease of 797,1)00 bu. in 1903. Receipts of oats at St. Louis 1C6.3O0 bu.. of which 6 cars local and 12 cars through, as against 99.900 bu.. of which 41 cars local and 2S cars tnrougn, in . T7inotr,tn nf nnta nt nrimarv DOInts 6a0.- 000 bu.. against 535.000 bu. in 1903. and ship ments 34S.O0O bu., against 309,000 bu. Clear ances, 27,000 bu. . , . Bradstreet's report the available supply of oats east of the Rockies for the past week at 6S1.WU DU. increase, 6oiu. ... increase) of 679.000 bu. a week ago and a decrease of S91.000 bu. in 1S03. Cash Grnln, Flonr, Etc. WHEAT Receipts 93 cars local and 23 cars h-n,t.-. Tlv atimnle del No. 2 red at 81.05 to Jl.o7Wl.OS4. all destination: No. 3 red at Jl 1.04; No. 4 nominally sOcail: Na 2 hard at 941194740 and quotable as low as 92c: No. 3 hard at 82c for poor to 91c: No. 4 hard at .j82o: rejected at voc: o. i wnim "rr-.VS white spring at 99c: No. 2 do. nominally J1.01. CORN Receipts 116 cars local and 11 cars through. Basis destination: No. 3 at 4374c to 43c: No. 4 at 2S4c: no-grade at S6B37c; No. 2 white at 464c: No. 3 do. at 41c to 4374c Local del. elevator No. 2 at 4Sc: No. 3 at 43c to 424c and poor 42o: No. 2 yellow at 46c: No. 3 do. at 414c to 43c: No. 2 white at 464c to 46c: No. 3 do. at 434c: on cob at 47c OATS Receipts 66 cars local and 11 cars through. By sample, on trk.: No. 2 at 42c: No. 3 nt 4ia42c: No. 4 at 4074c: No. 3 color at 434c: No 2 white nominally 454c: No. 3 white at 43B434C: No. 4 do. at 4104.V4C RYE Nominally 71c for No. 2 and 6736So for No 3. FLAXSEED Spot nominally J1.09. FLOUR Prices for soft winter In wood: Pat ent J3.2065.40; straight J3.154J4.23; extra fancy J5B5.10; clear J4.20S4.33: low to medium J2.750 3.25 In lute. Hard winter In Jute sks. Patent 3t.25Q4.50; straight J3.804; clear J3.35t33.60: low grades $17333; spring patent at J1.80S4.90 In ulk. RYE FLOUR Pure, jobbing way, at J3.55 In Jute sks. and J3.85 in wood; mixed and inferior less. CORNMEAL. ETC F. o. b.: City meal J1B0; grits, hominy and pearl meal J2.80. BRAN Hard winter mixed teed sold In 100s at 90c nnd that bid for hard winter bran, with sale ot soft winter bran at that, but soft win ter mixed feed in 100s salable at 9289.Sc: mlds quiet at 92c to J1.C5; at mill bran sells at 90c unit rfhln nt tt.10. liAz AiarxeL dbsis i.-ir.: Aim J1J; Na 1 J11.5O012.M: No. 2 J9011 8. Clover No. 1 Jio; No. 2 JSS9: cl J10S10.50 for light and J8.S0tf9.5l liAI JlltUXCi oasie 1.... imiyujj ,nwi.. iNO. 4 teflon; no. s tovp ciorer, mixea. .50 for heavy mixed: choice No. 1 S9t9.50: No. 2 JSJJ8.50. STRAW Wheat and oat. on trk., J7. LEAD AND SPELTER-Lcad J4.424S4.45. StwillSKT-?bn basis of J1.J174 for hlghwlnes. St. Louis Cnrb Market. St. Louis May wheat 94c sellers; puts sic bid and calls 9Sc bld. July wheat 67 'c to 8.74c; puts 84c and calls 5874c Milwaukee May wheat Puts 9071c asked and calls 9374c. July wheat Puts 8974c and calls 93H934c May corn Puts 537c bid and calls 5571te5574c July corn Puts 524c bid and calls 54t:544c Minneapolis May wheat 9774c; puts 9j4c and calls 99c bid. St. Loots Future Prices. Closed Ranged Closed Monday. Yesterday. Yesterday. Wheat-May ...9S74 b 93H3S7i 94 a July 907Ta 87894 874, a Corn-May 497, b "WS 74 b July ...". UK 49740514 4i Oats May ......434 b ....O.... 41 a Stocks of Grain In Store. Yesterday. Monday. LastYr. tVheat 4.S77.493 4.93I.23.) 2.403.070 Corn 549.121 497.645 439.305 Oats 101.586 103.112 122.126 Rye 12.818 12.818 31.174 Barley 15.939 19.899 6.248 No. 2 red wheat...4.1S2.753 4.222.957 1.14S.J72 No. 2 hard wheat.. S29.9I4 337437 40.537 No. 2rolxed corn... 213.912 201.221 200.613 No. 2 white corn.. 104.267 6S.?6l 30.378 No. 2 yellow corn.. 70.865 J38.7S6 3,201 No. 2 mixed oats... 19.781 20.077 41.793 No. 2 rye 7,843 7,843 13.867 Provisions. Pork. f. o. b. New standard mess la Jobbing wev closed nominally at J14.60. Lard-Cholce steam on E. side closed noml nnl at 6.924c: kettle-rendered 7749874c. Green Hams. Etc Car lots held f. o. b. E. side thus: Hams 10-av. at 974c; 12s at 974c; 14s and 16s at 974c: 18s at 994e: 20s st 104c Skinned Horns 16s snd 18fi2vs lofte: 22824s at 104c;. Callfornias at 64S6'c: New York shoul ders (10812-sv.) at tKc From the block, del.: Hams at 9c to 94c for run of house; bellies at 7o to 94c. as in average; Callfornias at 6c; New York shoulders at 6c. D. S. Mets To arrive, loose cured c'rlbs closed nominally: 40845-av. at 7.30o and CO-av. 't 23c c. a. f. Boxed lots In Jobbing way ranged: Extra shorts at 7Sa c'rlbs 7"4c. short clear at 7Ke. bellies st 8c to 9c. plates st c. fat backs at 64c standard backs st 771c Orders charged higher. 7 Bacon Bxd. b c meats,. in js Jobbing way ' 1J3L f ranged: Breakfast bacon at from 10c for heavy to 144c for choice light: hams at lie to 12c: Callfornias at 77S4c: New York shoulders at 7&ic Plain smoked bxd. lots in & Jobbing way ranged: Extra shorts at 8'4c: c'rlbs at 81c: short clear at 871c; bellies at 974c to 104c: plates at 774c: fat backs at 771c: standard backs at 874c Dealers charged higher on orders. Oleo-Stearlne Nominal at 76771c. Tallow Firm. Country No. 1 run at 6c: No. 2 do. at 4'ic: cake at 57ic Packers' prims nominal at 5S3S74c Grease Quote small Irregular lots country Brown 374c. yellow 34S34c. and white 44e to 474c. latter for choice. Quote packers stock, nominally Brown 4844c. yellow 47ie474C whlti 571Q54C. Beef On orders: Bbld. Plate J7.50: roil and Fulton Market JJ.50: mess J9. Dried, per lb. Sets 104c: lnsldes 14c; knuckle 13c: outside 90. Tongues 124c to 144c per lb. Live Poultry Turkeys: Average receipts 13c. Chickens Hens and young sound 104c Old roosters 5c Ducks 1274c. Geese 67e. Capons (3 010 lbs.) 16c: canons, light. 12615c. Guinea, chickens, per doz.. J2. Live pigeons and squabs per doz.. 75c. Dressed Iced Poultry Turkeys Choice of light medium at 15c: choice heavy at 13c. Chickens Spring or hens st 20G1074C: roosters at 6c. Ducks 14c Geese 7Q9c Foregoing figures for choice only. Game Ducks, undrawn, per dox.:" Mallards J2.50: bluewlng teal J2.50; greenwlng teal J2; mixed and wood 11.25. Jacksnlpe 11.25. Rab bitsChoice fresh, per doz.. 60c: Jack rabbits Jl. Squirrels, per doz.. 50c Opossum, each. 15a to 40c. Fresh Fish Black bass at 12c: crapple at 60 for small and 8c for large: dressed cat 9c; spoonbill cat 64c Bullheads Dressed 8c ana gross 3c. Buffalo Gross 3c: dressed Sc German carp Dressed 4c: large gross 24c and small dressed 3c: snnflsh 3c; white perch 2c. Veals Quote at &S54c per lb. for choice to fancy, heretics and thin at 3334c: sheep at 33 34c: old bucks and ewes at 274S2- lambs at 5S374C thin lambs not wanted. Fruits and Veanrtablso. The Republic quotations are for lots In first hands, unless otherwise specified. Small lM on orders are charged higher. APPLES Eastern Baldwin, choice. J3.2033.I0; spy and greening at J3.25S3.40: king J4: ra'xed jarlety. choice, J2.75S3; seconds Jl.5032.25; Western Ben Davis, winesap. wlllowtwls-. Roman beauty, etc. J3.2S for choice; J23tM lor seconas: genitlng J332.75. TANGERlNES-Florido. in double boxes. ie S.50 for choice. . ORANGES-FIorlda brlghts or russets J3.239 3.50 per box. deli; California navels J1.73 foV standards to J2 for choice, del; fancy higher. PINEAPPLES-Cuban at J1.7S for small t3 12.5002.75 for choice large per dox. MALAGA GRAPES Per bbl. at J5.50O7. GRAPE FRUIT Florida at t5s.50 per box. , LEMONS-Callfomla. on trie. XI lor cholcs to J2.23S2.50 for fancy; new Vesslns, treat store. J3&3.50. LIMES-Per 100. J1.502. BANANAS Quotable- Jl.2Sffz.S0 a bunch on orders. COCOANTJTS-Per LOOO. E. trk.. ja; Jobbtnr way J4 per 100. , CALIFORNIA PEARS Eastern Buerre. per box. jj.25; winter nellis and P'Baxry 32.509 2.7o. STRAWBERRIES Florida refrigerator stock; 20330c per quart. Texas, in ventilated crate., nominally 2u25c per quart CRANBERRIE5-Frsm store. Jersey 38 and Cape Cod J7 per bbl. POTATOES On trk. in car lots: Wisconsin, rural 89830c and Mich. 90392c; Wis. red stock 87089c: Colorado skd. rural 95996c snd triumph. Sl.1081.12; Northern early Ohio 81.0581.10; Red River Jl.lS; rose. S597c. , ONIONS-P.ed globe skd. J1.258L33 del.: flat oryellow 5c less. CABBAGE New Tork Danish and Holland seed 34SS50 per ton del. On orders 34e per lb. Red cabbage 3c per lb. CUCUMBERS Eastern hothouse, fancy larger Jl.50tTl.7S per doc Florida J3.50S3.75 per bu. box. TOMATOES Choice sound Florida J2.7583T.; seconds J2S2.50; Mexican s J2: Cuban 6s JL5 fit. BEETS Home-grown 5O86O0 per bu. loose. New Orleans 40c dox. LETTUCE Home-grown 25C50c Per bu. New iTleans head lettuce J3.5083 per bbl.: Florida chclce J1.25&2 per hamper: off stock less. CARROTS Home-grown 55860c bu. box. Northern 11.10 per 100. New Orleans 40c per dox. TURNIPS Home-grown per bbl.: Globe 60c; Cat 50c. New Orleans 40c per dox. bunches. PARSNIPS Home-grown 60875c per dox. and JLSO per bbl. CELERY California, per crate, whits plums J3.75 and golden heart at JJ.251T3.W. Celery roots 25&40C per doz. New Orleans 3830c per doz. bunches. STRING BEANS-Florlda round greenyj choice J2.50jr2.75 per bu.. flat or pale less. SQUASH New Cuban J3 per 14-bu. crate. SWEET POTATOES Bermuda 63e5c: Queen TOffSOc: yellow Nansemond SStWOc: red Nansemond 95c. SPINACH New Or'n- St 20825c per Aoz. bunches. Louisiana, small, 15S20c per doz.. bunches, snd large M 30c. SAUERKRAUT City make: Kegs J1.25: halt bbls.. J4: bbls.. J7.EJ. and casks (45 L). J1J. HORSERADISH Chclce J per bbl. en or ders. . SPANISH ONIONS-New J1.25 per crate. t CAULIFLOWER California J1.7SS2 per crate. RUTABAGAS In bulk 65c bu. del. PARSLEY New Orleans curly 90c per dox.. and plain 60c per doz. RADISHES New Orleans per dor.. 3030c; Louisiana 30335c per dox. SHALLOTS New Orleans 409S0c per doz. bunches. Louisiana; small, 30c, and large 40c per doz. ENDIVBS-New Orleans J2 ptt bbl. MUSTARD GREENS Louisiana 20623e Per doz. small bunches to 30c for large. KOHLRABI New Orleans 45c doz. PEPPERS Florida 6s st J2.50O3.50 fcr choice; Mexican 6s 32. GUMBO Choice Florida 33.50 per e-basket crate. EGGPLANT Florida at J4SS per 174-bu. crate. GREEN PEAS Florida hampers at JJ.S0 for' choice. Miscellaneous Markets. GRASS SEEDS Quote current receipts of country lots, per 100 lbs.: Cover st JS to 510.25: timothy at J2.50 to 52-73 : redtop at Jl to 53.60; Hungarian at 51.23 to 51.50: millet at 90c to JL23. Orders are charged higher. STOCK PEAS Whippoorwiir selling at JI.JJ to J1.33 ner bu. Other kinds nomlnaL SORGHUM CANE SEED Latest sales at lis per 100 lbs. for poor to Jl for prime. ONION SETS Latest sale at J1.30 per bu. SUNFLOWER SEED-3uote JJ.50 per 100 lbs. HEMP SEED Latest ssle at J2.78 per 100 lbs. CASTOR BEAN8-J1.40 per bu. for prime In -car lots on trk.; J1.2S for small quantities. WHITE BEANS On B trk.. in car lota, choice hand-picked pea offered at J1.95S1.96 per bu. ; machine-picked at Jl.854tl.87, and prime at tl.70Sl.75. From store: White beans at 51.55 tn r ns fnr choice b. p. pea: poorer evades lesl; Lima 484710 per lb.; lentils at 4t474c: Callfor- nla ntnk at 3ic: blackeye at 31.654 .i.u: split nenn nt 1?. and Scotch at 81.23 cer bu. njiTEn FRUIT Quote: Ancles Sun-dried quarters at 34c to 4c; evaporated at 4Q5c; cores and peelings 17ei74e; chops lSSlTic - Peaches at ihv... FEATHERS-Prlme white live geese In smsll sks. 58c nnd In large sks. 56c; prime gray ao." 41e In small and 40c In large sks.- old whits XXXX 5c: tare 10 percent on small sks. and 3c on large. Duck White 42c: dark 30c Tur keyTall 20c: wing 9c: pointers 5c; wing and tall ana pointers ec; oouy vary) ic ROOTS Per lb.: Olnseng at 5150 to 33: stemmy. weedy, etc. less: lady slipper Sc: seneca 63c; oink 13c; golden seal 63c; black 47-c- May apple 5c; snake 35c; white snaks worth 2uc. angelica 56e- wahoo, bark of root Sc: bark "of tree 24c: blood 6c: bluefiag Sc: sas safras bark of root 6c; wild ginger 7c. SHEEP PELTS Full wool pelts TScSJlr shearing 10c to 35c; lambs at 30c to 50c; dry, fallen, etc., 10011c per lb. BEESWAX Unchanged at 28c per lb. for prime. LINSEED OIL-4Juotable at 40c per gL for raw and 41c for boiled; lc per gal. Jess on car lots. POP CORN-100 lbs., on cob. white Rica Jlffl 1.10: mixed at 75c SCRAP IRON AND METAL-Per 100 lbs.: Wrought iron 43c: heavy cast 40c: malleable steel and breakable 40c: stove 33c: light brass JS; heavy bras p; copper 59; xlnc J2: lead JJ.SO; pewter 312. SALT E. side mediu-n at Jl; granulated 95o per DbL: 5c more per bbl. this side. BROOM CORN Quoted at J65 to J100 per ton; no sale. . , EMPTY BARRELS Coal oil. turpentine and rcsollne, tl.05: vinegar 70c; block oil 5oc; lin seed, light and varnish 80c: machine 80c: su gar 15c: whisky 80c: do. half bbls. 0c: wins Jl: saue-kraut 30B40c: pickle 4050c: flour ISc: nolasses 30c; lard tcs. 45c; 25c oft for each broken head; 24c each hoop missing. RA09. ETC.-Per 100 lbs.: country rags at 75c. Old rope No. 1 manlia at J1.25; Na I at 50c. Rubbers at $535.50. .... PEANUTS Farmers' stock, per lb.: Red 174 S2c: white at 24S27ic. . , CHESTNUTS Italian at te per lb.: Virginia "pECANS-Western at tTJc: Texas at.SJlc - DRIED FRUITS-Quote nominally: Apples-Sun-dried quarters at 3e to S4c: evaporated at 4c to 5c; waste at 171c to 174c Peaches at 14tJ lAPLE SUGAR Quote at Sc to lOo per lb. HONEY Comb at 10c to 12c: choice Colorado st 14c: str.ii,cd and extracted at 4S"4c In bbls. and 6c In cans. ' COOPERAGK-Quote on orders for prompt de livery: lard tcs. J1.59 for. wood-bound. M.C74 for S-hoop Iron-bound and 51.474 for S-hoop da; oak pork bolsu 11.50 for wood and JLS0 for-lron bound: ash pork bbls.. J1.30 for wood-bound; oleo tcs.. J1.50 for S-hoop; kraut bbls., Jl: eo. hslf bbls. 70c: da kegs (A:: do. casks, J1.45: slack-work bbls. S-hoop flour 42c: S-hoop da 40c: round-hoop do. 43c; S-hoop. sugar 4fc: s hn An tV! mill-run snnle 35e: No- f da. SOc; meal Sic: S-toop line 23c: 4-fcoop da sta. k a . j,6 x. .Atiisr- . J- V. , ,.S1 irjt-jS tajt- -.i. -t" .' ;. .irt'.-o-u-' wa ' v;s..; ...-v5a..;v,s.tJi v.. A , &Jit&V' , . iL..tS. OlS