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THE ST. LOTJIS REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. MARCH 8, 1904.
j? o V vp FINANCIAL. "-"-- " i - - -.- -i-,-,-.-.--..-n v-,-.-i-.-i- - ,-i.ri.riri.rinni-ii-i.-,-.-,-,-.-i-, i-i-i-, -.. W. H. LEU President. . R. FRANCIS. Vice President. A. L. SHAPLEIGH, Sd Vice President. The Merctats-Laclede tonal Bank OF ST. LOUIS. Capitl, - Surpltts jmri Undivided Profits, UNITED STATES FISCAL AGENT FOR THE Correspondence or Interviews invited from banks, individuals and corporations desiring to change or enlarge present banking arrangements. THE capital, surplus anid profits of A the AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK are over one million one hundred thousand dollars. Its facili ties for handling all Kinds of banKing business are exceptionally complete and convenient. 207 N. BROADWAY FINANCIAL Mercantile Trust Co, Capital and Surplus, $9,500,000. nova and Sella Government, State, County, Manlclpnl and Choice Rail road and Corporation Honda. 1 OFFERS: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe deneral 4s, 1996. Louisville & Nashville Unified 4s, 1940. Norfolk & Western 1st Consoli dated 4s, 1996. Laclede Gas 1st 5s, 1919. Union Depot R. R. 6s, 1918. Bond Circular sent on application. Interviews with investors solicited. Bond Department. Win. Folej, Manager. ACTIVITY IN WALL STREET HAS ONLY BRIEF LIFE. IvERVOUSNESS OVER NORTH ERN SECURITIES OASE. Operators, Weary .of .Long. Sus pense, Disposed to Do Nothing Until Matter Is Settled. New Tork, March 7. There was a short lived spurt of activity In the stock mar ket this morning and some appearance of nervousness, owing to the general con viction that the Supreme Court would band down Its decision to-day In the Northern Securities case. This supposi tion extended as far as London and af lected Americans there before our opening-. Apparently the expectation was modified before the Supreme Court assembled, and the early declines were pretty generally recovered. When It was definitely an nounced that the decision would not come to-day the market relapsed Into a degree of stagnation that has not been equaled before slnco the present era of dullness set In. Northern Securities. It self was forced down nearly 2 points In the curb market, and then rallied when the further delay In the case became known. OPERATORS DISGUSTED. The further period of waiting and sus pense thus Involved disgusted operators of all classes and they refrained almost entirely from dome anything In the mar ket. Foreign markets reflected additional discouragement on this market. The re lief afforded by the successful Paris set tlement cave way to renewed anxiety over the beginning of the London settle ment. The mining department was hurt by liquidation from the Continent, Indi cating the continued uneasiness there Our own market was confronted with the deflnemeat of the lines In the freight-rate war as embracing the wide problem of differentials as between Gulf and Atlantic ports for grain traffic of Western lines and between New York and Southern At lantic ports for lake grain traffic of trunk lines. The contentions of the various par ties have taken on auch an air of acerbi ty and have arrayed such powerful in fluences as to keep alive apprehensions of the possible contingencies which may arise. The bitterness of the conflict for freight traffic gives added Importance to the tone of the freight officials" reports of current traffic which is of some discouragement over the lightness of new business devel oping. In spite of progress toward clear ing up freight congestion, due to weather obstacles. BORROWINGS CRITICISED. The policy of continued heavy borrow ings by railroads. Indicated by the loan expansion In the Saturday bank state ment, thus comes In for additional criti cism. An outlay of capital, avowedly de signed to accommodate the heavy rate of demand upon .facilities established by last year's business, has Its wisdom called in question by reason of the undeniable rhrlnkage in that rate of business. It Is taken for granted that the note Issues on which these railroad borrowings are directed are to be funded ultimately and the future capacity for absorption of the securities market, even after some re vival of demand may set in. Is that far discounted. It Is argued also that the com paratively high Interest rate exacted by bankers on these railroad notes Is due to the prospect that they may be asked to accept bonds for their extension in funded form with the market value of the bonds Questionable. In the last hour of the market the short Interest accumulated on the decline of this morning and Saturday covered their con tracts and lifted a number of prominent stocks a point over Saturday. The closing was irregular below the best. Bonds were steady. Total sales, par value, JI.270,000. United States bonds were unchanged on calL Kar Tork Moner Market. New Tork. March 7. Montr on call easy. li H2 per cent: eloslnjr bid IS: offered at 2: ttm Joans easy: 60 days per cent; 90 daya 3434j t, month 1404: prime nmmtil, paper 44Q fcv. sterling exchange heavy with actual busi ness In banker bills at 4.866034.8665 for de mand snd at 4.S37SS4.S1S0 fcr CD-day bills; post ed rata 4.845 and 4.878: commercial bills 4.835 4.83625; Mexican dollar 45o: Government bonds steady: railroad bonds steady. Tb Metal Markets. New Tork, March 7. ftt tin advanced la Cd to- 123 Its d In London, but futures there were ncehanged at 124 5s and the local market also unlet st recent prices, or 28828.23c for the spot position. Copper was 2s 6d lower In London at Ca 1? Cd for soot and f55 17s fid fcr fatnres. jxically copper Is quiet. Lake is quoted st T2.M rt2.7&c electrolytic snd casting st JJ.STSgi2.fB5. t4 advanced Js Id to tlS In lvrndon and're Tnaloed" unchanged In New York at 4.ot4.5c fipelter"wis unchanged locally st E.OSCrS.lSc, but advanced 2a 6d In London lofflM. Iron dosed t Hi 14 In Glasgow and st 42s 44d In MVa dieiboro. Locally iron was unchanged: No. 1 foundry Xorthem Is quoted st S14.7S&I5.2J: No. GEORGB E. HOFFMAN. Cashier. R. T. STURGEON. Asst. Cutsler. D. A. PHILLIPS. 24 Ant. Cashier. $1,400,000.00 903,000.00 DEPOSITORY. STATE OF MISSOURI. ? J& J& - foundry Northern at J14.25S14.75: No. 1 foun dry Southern and No. 1 foundry Southern soft at 813.23313.73. New York Stock, Quntntlons. New Tone. March 7. Following axe the high est, lowest and closing quotations tor blocks on the Stock Exchange, wtta the total amount of sales: RAILROADS. Clou. Balei. inch. Low. uiu. Atchison ., .. 12.100 ,6 ti-i Cut .. 2S.1W VSVi 73 I4' l .. 2.UU 111 119 11VX. US sw -sii Si. m iVJ X)i, SlU 2 SI uo. ptd. Baltlmure & Ohio Do. pfd. Canadian Pacific Ceatfal of -V J Chesapeake 6c Ohio ....... Ui.ii.so & Alton Do. pfd. Chicago fe Grt West W 14 H!i 141, aw liss ic iej lS.W liSH ltoU ipi,i "'.'.'.'. ".'.'. '.".'.'. '4 soo 2o?i auh in 1i 7W 17i 15?i 17Vj 1 ii Ej 55 24 J.t.11. 123VI lHhi 2U) 4v0 IS'i IS', lSi I Chicago tz Northwestern. IA. Ji, dc &t. l. . Do. ptd. Chicago Term. &. Trana .. Do. pfd." C. C. C & St, L. Colorado Southern Do. 1st pfd. Do. 2d pfd, Delaware & Hudson Del.. Lack. & West, Denver tc Rio Grands ... Do. pld. --. toj. Ejte 5.C00 23U 22H 23 Do. ljit nd. l.ZM ISU 61' as Do. 2d pld Ucct'nK Valley Hocking- Valley pfd. Illinois Central Iowa Central Do. pfd. K. C. Sjuthero Do. pfd. Louisville & Nashville .... Manhattan L Metropolitan Securities ... Metropolitan St. Iir. Minneapolis & St. Louis . Mien.. St, P. & a. ste. M. Do. pfd. Missouri Pacific H.. K. & T Do. pfd. NalL ft. R. of Mex. pfd.. N Y. central Norfolk Jc Western Do. pfd Ontario & Western Penrsylvanla P.. C. a & fSt- L. Keadlns Do. 1st pfd. Do. .2d prd Hock Island Co. Do. pfd. Pt. L. & a E. M pfd. .. St. L. S. W. ...i........ Do. pfd SovtlH-rn PacIHe Southern Kallnay Do. pfd. Tiui & Pacific . 400 126 12G4 12Sti 19 24 17 32U. luo i; 17 100 22 22 COO 1GW 102 102i 1,009 HHi. 142H 15'-. "i.'i6 lii" liiii 114 S7 1W 61 a. 60"i - lis S.200 tS'i S7H LlCrt 16 lit, 161, 300 Xit 3714 37 344 1.900 114H IU'4 114', !!.: S&'t Wi S3i .. - &J .. 1.500 20 19i 20 .. 50,i.O 113i; 112H HSU CS .. I.EM 4 29 40K 70 .. 100 M K uS .. 2.W0 20 1ST, 204 .. 1.100 60 60 6) 42 .. 14 14 12i .. L(W 214 20ti 31 .. 14,1(0 44 42, 43 .. .1 Mil 1SS U, ... SW 22T. J rsi T.. St. L. & West. Do. pfd Unlon-Paclno ....... Dn. nfd 100 24VJ 24'i 24 10.1 34k 24'i S4tt ,.. 1,400 74 K-J 7Jt;i Wabash Do. pfd iw Mii, Mi, rtv .'." 'l.'lOO 2 22Ji 23 Wlscotsln Central V. '.'.'.'. '.'.'.'. Do. pfd. 110 4i 4B!4 EXPIID3S COMPANIES. Adams American '.I CrJted States Mell Fargo 1 IS 40 220 155 103 20S MlSLTELLJEnUS. Amalgamated copper .... 17.10U 4 ;S STi Am. Car & Foundry .... jy',4 300 63H f3i K 29 uo. pia. Am. Cotton Oil Do. pfd. American Ice Do. pfd Am. Lmeed Oil Do. pfd. American Locomotive .. Do. pfd Am. Ssieltlng- &. rtef. .. Do. pfd Am, uxar Kef. Anaconda Mining Co. ... Brooklyn Rapid Transit Colorado Fuel & Iron . 1 NO S M0 31 7", S0H SO!, 9 27 2274 2.000 .... si 47U .... . SO1, C.T00 1244 122t 124tl 100 62 62 624 17.200 404 3S4 404 4n 30 234 304 1 uasuiiuatr! .&s .......... .i..j txj iyjx Ui C-rn Products 900 IS'i 14i 1JU wj ws iyw J33 Do. pfd 1.100 67!i 674 67, Dlrtlllers- Securities 23'J General Bleetrlc ..-. 200 1M IfO 160 Interretlonal Pspr 400 US HU 11H Do. pfd CS Ii erratlonsl Pump 31 Do. pta ,!; National Lead 400 144 144 14?i North American ... .. Pacific Mall Tturle's Ga Pressed Steel Car Do. pfd Pulltran Palace Car .... Republic Steel Do. pfd Rtbber Goods Do. pfd. Tenreesee Coal & Iron t; S. Leather Do. pfd U. S. Realty Do pfd U. s. Rubber, Do. pfd. TT. S. Steel Do. pfd Weetlmrhou.e nlectiic . ...... .... .... ftl 4 I.IOO 884 S74 S' 2S o ... 210 ;wv ' , .- 41i . jw is4 ia i '. "im ii" 3:4 3n SO0 7 7 7 2ft0 7S4 7 TTt; 410 74 7 7'i 200 MU 474 tO'2 ', "'.TOO ii 474 45 . 6.8TI0 11 10S 10-; . 16.300 t6 M & ! '"'200 ii" is" 7: western union Northern Securities IVA. Total sales for the day. 232,700 shares. STOCKS AND nOXDS IX DOSTO. Boston, Mss., March 7. Closing" quotations on money, bond, stocks and mining shares to day ere as follows: MONET. Call loans 34314 per cent: time loans 4!iO 51i per cent, BONDS. Atch. adj. 4s 1.74 IMex. Cent. 4s 63 Atch. 4s S3 I RAILROAD STOCKS Atchison 66 Atchison pfd 89 Hoston & Albany. .243 Boston & Maine. ..1664 Ilo-ton Elevated ..128 Kltchburg pfd 13S Mexican Central... 104 N. T.. N. H. & H.l9 Pere Marquette.... 77 Union Pacific 731. MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Am, Arge. Chem. . Am. Arge. Cn. pfd, Am. Pneu. Tube . Am. Pugar Am. Sugar pfd Am. Tel. A Tel. .. Am. Woolen Am. Woolen pfd... Dominion I. & a.. Edison Elec. Ilium. General Electrl...159 Mats. Electric ... 174 Ma. Kectric pfd. 714 Maw. Gas 3S United Fruit 97 Untteri Shoe Maeli. 46 United Shoe M. pfd 2SU U. S. Steel 105. IT. S. Steel pfd..... 55 Westlnghouss com. 76 74 4 1214 122 1J14 lo'i ,724 MINING SHARES. Adventure 24 Mohawk 254 Allouez 34 J Mcnt. Coal & Coke 24 Amalgamated 41". Old Dominion 104 Atlantic 74 Osceola W? Bingham 134 Parrot 224 Calumet Heela. Qulncy 80 4400415 Shannon 74 Centennial "16U Tamarack 90 Copper Range 404 Trinity 44 Dalr-West 344 U. S. Mining. 204 Dominion Coal .... 624 U. S. Oil ..1 f Franklin 74 Utah 24 Grancy 24 Victoria 3 Isle Royale 7 Winona 54 Msrs, Mining. 3X Wolverlns 74 Michigan 44 Mining: Stock In New York. New Tork. Mareh 7. Closing quotations mining snares to-qay were as follows. Adams Con 20 Ontario 425 Alice .25 Ophlr BOO Breece 10 Phoenix ( Coiristoek Tunnel.... 7 Potost ...."23 Con. Cal. A Va... .15 'Savage ... 64 Horn SUver. .115 sierra Nevada Ct Iron Sliver .200 Small Hopes 20 LesdvlUe Oon 2 Standard 250 Little Chief... 6 Assessment paid. Dnr Sliver. New York. March. 7; Bar silver STTic w ounce: at London, firm. 26Jl-16d per ounce. Treasury 'Statement. TVashlhgton. March 7. Available cash balance t22s.S61.6M: cold .1107.278.644. Bc0 TRACTIONS ALONE ACTIVE IN A DULL MARKET. UNITED RAILWAYS IS WEAK. STOCK General List Shows Little Out side Interest and Trading Is Desultorv. Local securities were dull, with interest mainly In tractions. Bank and trust com pany Issues wero neglected. Transit was In fair demand at SS.75 anil SS.STVi and United Railways preferred vns on the downturn, from JS1.S to JM.oO. The 4 per cents were easy at JTi.tfl'i. In the miscellaneous group Hlssouri-El-lson os at J9S.25 and Graulte-Ul-Metdlllc at 42I3C had fair support. National Cindy common sold higher at Jl YESTERDAY'S SESSION. Closing quotations: Bid. Asked. St. Louis Transit J 8.T5 J .&t4 Lulteu itullvMiya lueferred 60.U1 to,i Unuea railways is 7i.!:H i.tit Union Dtpot Railways 4a ... IH.Wi Missouri Railway s 1OJ.&0 itcn4nics r.atiunai Cj.uo Matt: National lts.w UlClrdu UdS Lieut is 104.W Jio.-Ecljon Klec Light is ... I'S.UJ . tot. Loui ilrc.er m, larce.... t.5o bimcions Hardware, com.... 1D0.O) UrllU-Bl-Mctalllo 424 .43 Centnu Coal A; Cokd SI. 26 Zl.v Suics: 15o ct. Louis Transit at.... t S.73 10 do. at s.b4 .0 Lnlted Ralmays preferred at 61.2 19 au. at tl.MJ Iv go. at to.&o i.UM United Railways 4s at 'tl.ti'ii 2,ouo MUsouri-Kdlson &s at bs.2 la National Candy common at 12.W 1U Uranite lil-lleiillic at 1:4 Bond Quotations tit New York. Nev. York, March 7. Followlnr are the clos ing quotations for bonds on the Stock Ex ciiaRsu to-day: United States refunding 2s. registered. 1014 United iulus rtfuncun 2s, coupon .ii United tats s, resis.erva luo United states s, coupon ........10d4 United Mates new 4s, regittered 13:4 Lmted states new 4s. coupon .iz? United States old 4.. registered lv4 United States old 4e. coupon...' Uu'oz Atchison cenerul 4s 210u Atchison adjustment 4s Si Atlantic Coast Line 4s 91 Raltlmore and Ohio 4s 1U14 Baltimore and Ohio 34s vl, Central of Georgia, os l'b Central of Georcla 1st lnc OS Chesapeake and Ohio 4!,s ....lul Chlcaco and Alton 34s 'lL C. IL & U. new 4s i', C M. i St. P. gen. 4s I0S Chicago and Northwestern consol 7s lji, C R. I. & P. R. R. 4H t4 C. R. 1. iz P. R. 1L col. Ss 7S C. C. C & bt, I., gen. 4s ii Chicago Terminal 4s 784 Consolidated Tobacco 4s. A S.4 Colorado and Southern 4s .' 84?. Denver and Rio Grande 4s A Krle nnor Hen 4s "A1- Erie general 4 . M', tt Worth and Denver City 1st 101 Hocking Vallcv 44s 1045i Louisville and Nashville unified 4s Htli Manhattan consol gold 4s 1034 "Mexican Central 4s t Mexican Central 1st lnc 134 Mlnneacolts and St. Lmts 4s 96 Missouri. Kansas and Texas 4s '4 Missouri. Kansas and Texas 2ds 77 'National R. It. of Mexico consol 4s 75 New York Central gen. 34s 374 New Jersev Central general fis 1-84 Northern Pacific 4s 1G3 Northern Pacific 3s 70U Norfolk and Western consol 4s.. j S7H Oregon Short Xjlne 4s and partlc S1V4 Penn. cenv, 3s 9oH Reading general 4s S5? St. L. .fe I. M. consol 5s 113 SU L. i S. F. fg. 4,...' ,. 0 St. Louis Southwestern liti S2 Seaboard Air Line 4s (7 Soubthero Pacific 4 184 Southern Rallwav ts.. U14 Texas and Pacific lsts...... ....115 T.. St. L. & W. 4s. 604 Union Pacific 4s 1034 Union Paclflo con v. it U. H. Steel 2d Es ,-w Wabash lsts Wabash deb. B Wheeling and Lake Brio 4s. Wisconsin Central 4s- C. F. I. conv. Ss Offered. 1154 .554 M u 73 Nerr York Cnrh Stocks. Reported by G. 1L Walker & Co.. 257 North Fourth street. Close. . Bid- Asked. American Tin Can com 4H 44 Do. pfd r40 414 American Light and Traction com... 45 60 Do. pfd - 87 00 American Writing Paper com... 2U 34 Do. Dfd IS 124 Bay Stats Gas V 'i Borden's Condensed Milk-com 116 118 Do. pfd , 1" 107 British Columbia Copper 22U II electric Boat com 3; 4 Do. pfd 20 23 nicctrlc Vehicle com 74 S4 Greene Consolidated Ccpper. 14 10-4 Havana Commercial Co. com 27 20 TV. pfd 25 40 Interboroush Rapid Transit 1024 1034 Internal. Mercantile Marina com 44 r4 Do. pfd .... 19 20 Manhattan Transit 14 14 Montreal and Boston Copper 4 4 Marconi Wireless Tel 2 4 New Amsterdam Gas 1st s. J. & J., 1948 105 106 New, Tork Electric Vehicle Trans.... 5VJ 6 Northern Securities 87 S74 Otis Elevator com 23 25 Do. pfd S3 90 Royal Balrtna- Powder pfd 994 IOH14 Seaboard Air Line com 94 10U Do. pfd :... 164 174 Standard OH of New Jersey. C2. 630 St. Lcul Transit Co. com 7 3 United Street Rvs. of St. I.OUIS pfd... M C3 Tennessee Copper 30 32 Union Copper 4 K United Copper c 9 U. S. of Mexico 6 W4 1114 White Knob Copper 7 10 Domcstlo Exchange. Whltsker Co.. exchange brokers. No. 200 North Fourth street, auote domestic exchange as follows: Bid. Asked. New Tork .... Soe pretn 40eprem Chicago SOcprem 40c prcm Clnelnnstl 25c dls par Louisville Vicrtlf par New Orleans Kcdls par Chlcngo Stock Mnrket. Reported by G. H. Walker & Co 207 North Fourth street. Blcult com 42 B 424 Do. pfd 1 1024O103 Box com 2UO 24 Do. pfd 18 3 20 Can 4 ft 44 Do. pfd 2340 24 Yecterilny's Dank Clearings. Yesterday's clearlag-house statement showed clearings 811,635.888, balances 32,994.270. St, Lonls Jloney Market. Transactions at the banks were In lirgs vol ume and there wa a good demand for call and tlrno loans, with discount rates arm at 5 to 6 per cent. Ilntter and Cneese. New York. March 7. Butter unsettled; fresh creamery 114124.:: stats dairy 14321c Cheese steady. 10ifil2c Chicago. March 7. Butter easy: creameries 143724c: dairies 14g22c Cheese steady; daisies 114"4c: twins 104gloc: Young Americas Hril4c Philadelphia. Pa., March 7. Butter 4e lower; extra Western creamery 254c; extra near-by trlnts29c Cheese steady: New Tork rull cream choice to fancy UUS114c: do. fair to good 104 tfllc. Dried Fruits. New York. March 7. The market for evap orated apples In oulet with demand light, but there Is tittle selling pressure and prices are steadily held. Common are quoted at 4Q5c; prime at E4fc"s3c: choice 5426c: fancy C47c Prunes are In fair Jobbing demand and ruled steady, with prices ranging from 34e to 64c for all grades. Apricots are well cleaned up and show a hardening tendency. Choice are "uoted MiBWc; extra lOUeiOVc: fancy lOSISc Peaches are also In light supply and firm, with choice emoted at 74874c; extra choice 7fi ?mc; fancy 9010:. Dry Goods. New Tork. March 7. Dry goods buying Is of a discouraging character and operations are pklr to continue on a very limited scale. The outlook for continued high prices for raw cot ton Is not Influencing the buyer to any greater activity, and. In fact, the higher cotton goes the more restricted are his orders, ns he looks for a movement In the other direction event ually. Elgin natter Market. Elgin. III.. March 7. Butter weak at 244c This Is a decline of 14 cents compared with last week's prices. Sales for the week were 427.800 lbs. Turpentine and Rosin. Savannah. Ga.. March 7. Turpentine firm, Wc. Rnsln firm: A. B. C I 32.50; B 32.55- F 82.60: G 82.65: H X2.70; I : IC 33.25; M' 83.20: N 33.33: W. G. 33.65: iv. W. 33.75. ' Petroleum. OH City. Pa.. March 7. Credit balances 81.84. Certificates, no bid. Shipments 138,505. average 69 858; runs 138.834. average 74,751, Shipments Lima 120.040. average 63,230; runs Lima 191,331. average 49,512. Flaxseed Quotations. Chicago. Dl.. March 7.' Flaxseed was easy, with prices 4c lower.. May was 81.10 bid and March was J1.O8 nominal. No. 1 Northwestern was 81.14 bid. and No. 1 was J1.CS bid. Rev celpts here were 4S cars at Minneapolis 13 cars and 29 cars at Duluth. Sngrnr. New York. March 7. Sugar Raw firm: fair refining 2 15-I6o; centrifugal. J test, 3 7-I60-roorasses sugar 211-iCc: renaed firm; crushed 6.25c: powdered 4.65c: granulated 4.55c. New Orleans, La.. March -7. Sugar steady; open kettle 2tl3-16c: da centrifugal 34c; centrifugal whites 4S-16C: yellows 24eSE-16c; seconds 24873 3-16C. Molasses rjomlnal:. "open" ksttls 20326c: centrifugal 10315c. Sirup 29825c WHEAT BECOMES WEAK ON RUSSIAN EXPORTS. ARGENTINE STRIKE SETTLE MENT FAVORS BEARS. v Corn Holds Comparatively Steady ' and Closes at Slight Advance Provisions Weak at Close. Chicago. March 7. Liberal Russian ex ports and a settlement of the Argentine strike caused a net loss of Iic to-day In May wheat. July Is down 21c Corn Is sc higher and oata Tic Provisions are 7Hc to SOc lower. WHEAT. Considering the weakness of cables, the opening in wheat was fairly steady. May was 'ic lower to tic higher, at W.ic to SCJic while July was '.WMic lower to a shade higher at Jl-c to y2tic The ef fect of the downward tendency of foreign markets was oilset for the time being by the failure of predictions of general rains in the Southwest. Reports from that sec tion were more decided than before in regard to the critical condition of the growing plant. American crop consider ations were soon set aside, however, upon the appearance of the statistics for the day. World's shipments were liberal, with exports from Russia as large as usual. The amount on pasrage SJiowcd a fair increase and local und Northwest receipts were large. Primary receipts also showed an increase over those of n year ago. The market eased oil under these Influ ences, Muv declining to 95.S.C and July to J14c. A diversion in favor of the bulls resulted from the announcement of a re port regarding farm reserves at the be ginning of the present month. According to the authority reported, the amount of wheat in farmers' hands at that time was 213 per cent of the entire crop, the smallest reserves in 10 years. The pit crowd bought quite freely on this Infor mation. Prices as a result made a slight response to the Improved demand. The improvement in tone, however, was short lived. Confirmation of the rumor of the end ing the strike In Argentina started a sell ing movement late in the day. The mar ket appeared to be largely overbought nnd little wheat was wanted. Prices started downward at a rapid rate. Stop loss orders came out on the decline, re sulting in a sharp break. May sold off to 034c a loss of 3c from tho high point of the day, while July dropped 24c to SSt,c Shorts covered freely in the May option causing a rally of about a cent, but July held near the low point. May closed llrm. at 9ic. but July was weak at S3H5? Slic Clearances of wheat and flour were equal to 301.000 bu. Primary receipts were S43.30U bu., compared with 6S5.600 bu. a ycir ago. Th? amount on pansage increased i352.0D0 bu.. but the visible supply de creased 941.000 bu. Minneapolis. Duluth and Chicago reported receipts of 634 cars, against 623 cars last week and SSS a year ago. CORN. In view of the extreme weakness In wheat, the corn -market held remarkably steady. There was a fair commission house demand early In the day, due to comparatively firm cables. Offerings were light and mostly from scalpers. Later the market eased off along with wheat. Tho depression was followed by another period of firmness resulting from the announce ment of a private crop report on the re serves in farmers hands. This estimate claimed that with one ex ception the amount of corn still In the farmers" hands on March 1 was tho small est since 1S9S. and indicated that the win ter's consumption was the largest on rec ord. The market eased off again late In the session in sympathy with wheat, but the close was steady. May opened H-ff "4c lower to a Ehado higher, at 53tjc to KJ4c and after selling between E3?5c and M'sSottic closed at HOToSc. July ranged between SISc and 523jc, closing at a loss of W'Sc at S3ritf?537ic. Local re ceipts were 1S3 cars, 4 of contract grade OATS. Oats were Independently strong, owing to an active demand, with apparently lit tle desire to sell on the part of the ma jority of traders. Offerings of all deliv eries were light, duo to unfavorable weather conditions, .which prevented freo movement jot thd crop- Tho feature of trading was tho heavy purchases of May by a prominent commission-house, some reports claiming as much as 2.100.000 bu. being taken by the one concern. The close wasf firm, although much of tho ad vnncn was lost. May opened unchanged to He Jowerat41Hc to 41UC, sold between 41Hc and 42iJc and closed at 42?5c July ranged "between S9ic and 40c. closing H'.ic higher at Sff&VZ&Lc- Local receipts 23S cars. RANGE OF FtrruRca. Opening. Highest. Lowest. Closing. Wheat- May ....9S4r9C-; 9Ci July .92iW32's 9246934 Julyt ...914-924 924 Sept. .87 074 874 Sept,T ..S54tfS64 S64 Corn May '...346634 5440544 July ....61S&62 524 Sept. ...HH,til 6148514 May ..414B4 424 Juiy ... .3948294 4 Sept. .... 24 314 934 94 904 91 S.-.I- S3", M. 4 -. i 504 604 414 424 39r. 394S3S?- 34 34 Jdess I'ors May .... 11.35 14.35 12.83 July .... 14.40 14.10 14.05 Lard May .... 7.45 7.474 7.20 July .... 7.60 7.60 7.424 Short RIb May .... 7.25 7.274 7.174 July .... 7.45 7.474 7.30 Old. tNew. 13.874 14.05 30 414 7.20 7.224 RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS. Articles. . , rcc. Ship. riour. bbls 37,500 33.700 Wheat, bu. . 58.700 49.000 Cqm. bu 254.300 154.300 Oats. bu. 315.000 167.7i Rye. bu. 12,900 11,700 Barley, bu. JC3.100 43,900 PROVISIONS. A small runrof hogs, with higher prices at tho yards caused early firmness In pro visions, with small advances throughout the list. Outsiders were freo sellers on the advance, resulting in a weaker tone. The break in wheat caused further liqui dation late In the day, and additional losses were sustained. The close was weak, with May pork 30c lower at J13.S7ii. May lard was off 10c at J7.30, and ribs "M 10c. at i7.17$47.20. " Estimated receipts for to-morrow: Wheat, B0 cars; corn 273; oats 300: hogs 30,000 head. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. New York, March 7. Flour Receipts 20.475: exports 16.804. Continued Inactive and partly lower ta sell. Winter straights M.gS.lO: Jlln nesota patents 85.253.60. Rye flour quiet Buckwheat flour nominal. Cornmeal oulet. Rye dull: No. 2, Western S4c4o arrive Barley easy. Wheat Receipts 33,150: exports 23.991: WZ.S'-.Xo-J tei -w elevator: No. 2 red !;-2? H0 bi adoat: No. l Northern Duluth 11.06?. tab. afloat: No: 1 Northern Manitoba nominal f. o. b. afloat. Wheat opened dull and weaker In response to lower cables and favor able Western weather news. Including liquida tion, but at noon had partially recovered on the visible supply reduction and snows, bullish figures on farm reserves. Later a bear raid demoralized the market, however, and last E rices showed 14024c net decline. Influenced y reports that Argentine strike had been set tled. May SJKctgJl.OO'j, closed 9SXe: July 95 7-16SW74C. closed 4c: Sept. flfcBSMic. closed S74c Corn-Receipts 141.900;. exports 36 007; spot steady: No 2 nominal elevator and 6.c f. o. b. afloat: yellow 67c: No. 2 white 56c Options were extremely dull all day, holding steady more from absence of pressure than from any news and closing practically net un changed; May closed CSc: July closed 574c oats Receipts 204.000: exports 26.215: spot weak; No. 2 54c: standard white 544c: NoT 2 white 55c: No. 3 white 54c Beet firm. Cut meats quiet. Lard quiet: Western steamed $7 reflned steady: Continent 17.80: South America 88.25. Pork steady; family tl(M16.50; short clear 315.67: mess 815.50318. Tallow quiet. Cotton-seed oil steady: prime yellow 3Jc Rice steady. Molasses firm. Chicago, March 7. Cash: Flour steady. Wheat No. 3 810910: No. 2 red 91S9j!t:c Corn No. 2 K"K631e: No. 2 yellow 514c Oats No. 1 410 414c: No. 3 white 40330. Rye No. 2 714c Barley Good feeding 3SS41C: fair to chdico malting 43f55c Seeds Prime timothy 33; clo ver, contract grade. 311.65. Provisions Mess pork, per bbl.. $13.874 S14: lard, per 100 lbs., H7.10JT7.li: short ribs sides (loose) 87(87.124: short clear sides (bxd.) 87.J74S7.50. Whisky Brsls of hlghwlne J1.2S. Kansas City, March 7. Wheat May 8143 814e: July 754e79c: cash No. 2 hard 87g89c: No. 3 823S54C: No. 2 red 8L0231.03; No. 3 J1SL01. Corn Mav 47He; July 44S444c; cash No. 2 mixed 414r42c; No. 2 white 419414c: No. 3 40&4O4c Oats No. 2 white 495404c: No 2 mixed 3Sc Hay Choice timothy 89.50610: choice prairie 87.25137,50. Rye Nc 2 63c Receipts Wheat 92.8W; com 56.800: oats S.M0.' Shipments Wheat 57.609: corn 42.400:-pata 7.000. Liverpool. March 7. Spot wheat quiet: No. 1 California 7s 4d. Futures steady: March nom inal; May 6s 4d; July 6s 74d. Corn Spot American mixed new easy. 4s 4a: American mixed old quiet. 4s 6d. Futures Ann; March 4s 4d: May 4s m. . Minneapolis. Minn.. .March 7. Wheat May 954c; July 95Sc: Sept. S54c: on trk.. No. 1 hard $54c: No: 1 Northern S4Kc: No. S North ern 94c' Flour First patents SS.254ro.s5; second patents S.105.20; first clears 33.854.25; second clears S2.S032.B0. Duluth. Minn..- March T. Wheat In store. No. 1 hard 964c: No. 1 Northern 954c; No. J North em 924c: to arrive. No. 1 hard 9S4c: No. 1 Northern S54c: I Northern 824c: May 954c; July 54c: Sert, 84ic: Oatson trk. 394c Milwaukee. Wis.. March J. w heat lc lower: No. J Northern J8t?99r: No. Northern S7e98e: old July ri4t14c bM.- Rye dull: No. 1 83J SBc. Barley weaker: No.'2 63c; sample S8t7j9c - , 9t TCa z 424745c: Julr S17.C Peoria. March 7. Com strong: N DM'. nr.rM, T. -nrn strong: N'. 3 M5c: No. 3 old 44c; No. 4 3S4c Whisky on the basis of 81.23 for finished goods. . . Toledo. O.. Marcn 7. Cioverseed Cash ard March 87.024; April J5.93. Alslke Prime J6.4j. Timothy Prime 81.43. The Visible. New York. March 7. The visible supply of eraln Saturday. March 5. as complied bv the New York Produce Exchange. Is as follows: iheat 3I.65S.MK bu.; decrease 911.000. Com 9. 157.000 bu.: increase 361.000. Oats 10.253.000 bu.; increase 40.0)0. Rye 1.151.000 bu. : decrease 12,000. Btrley 4.0S8.000 bu.: deciease 223.000. St. Lonls Cotton Market. Spot market firm at 4c higher. Sales. 170 bales. Quote: Ordinary 134 Good ordinary 144 Low middling 15 Middling 154 Good middling 15?, Middling fair 16 Tinges and stains 484c cfT white. . Uatvcston siwt matket steady; middling L 3-lCc New Orleans Spot market firm: middling 15I4C. MemphI" Spot market firm; middling 154c. Receipts at principal points: Galvejton. 1.530 pales. New Orleais. 4.201 bales. Mobile, 30 bales. Savannah. 7C5 bales. Charleston, 9 bales. Norfolk. 5c0 bales. Houston. 1,023 bales. Memphis, 1.013 bales. Net receipt at all United Slate, ports for 3 days v ere 13.273 bale-, against 21.247 bales a week ago, and 51.914 bales in 1901 Exports. 16. 073 bales, against S7.119 bale In 19t3. Stocks, T91.59S bales, against 710.053 bales In 1903. St. Louis warehouse statement: 1901. 1903. Stocks on hand Sept. 1 1,265 1L715 Net receipts 51 50 Net receipts since Sept. 1 49.200 50.191 Net Fhlpnents 100 254 Net shipments since Sept. 1 .... 21059 2fl.t"J2 Stocks on hand 22.2S ' 2.5S4 Gross receipts 3,814 2.323 Gross receipts slnco Sept. 1 403.915 617.527 Gross shipments 3.S64 2,52 Gros3 shipments since Sept, 1..2S2.7S7 604.353 Ily Teleerrnpli. New York, March 7 Spot cotton closed quiet. 25 points higher: middling uplands 16.50c: mld llng gulf 16 75c; sales 2.340 bales. Futures closed steady: March 15.94c: April lS.0$c: Mav 15.2:: June 1617c; July 16.17c; August 15.57c. The market opened at a net advance if 27645 points on an active covering and bull support, follow ing much better cables than expected and very light estimates for the day's receipts, which promised to be only about one-third of last year's. The Initial advance naturallv attracted heavy realizing as they carried prices to the highest point slnco the big break last Monday, and following the call there was considerable Irregularity, accompanied by an Interval of rather lessened firmness, with set-backs of from 5 to 6 points on the more active months. The continued buying of the local bull leader, and n good demand through commission houses, ral lied the market promptly, however, particularly In view of the light estimates for to-morrow' receipts at Important points snd in the late trading May sold up to 16.25c, with July touch ing 16.19c, and the active months generally 40 to 43 points net higher. The new crop positions also ruled generally firm, with December at one time selling at 12.60c a net advance of 55 points. Tho close, however, showed the late months down from the top under the realizing, while the old crop positions were well up to the list prices, and the list as a whole was flnallv oteady at a net gain of 27 to 42 points, sales were estimated at COO.OCO bales As a rule Southern advices Indicated a very unsatisfac tory demand for spot cotton and exports did not reach expectations, though this fact apparently had little influence on the market, which, dur ing the entire session was dominated almost completely by the operations of leading bull In terests. New Orleans was said to be a moder ate seller here, particularly toward the close. The Initial advance was largely Influenced by the firm showing of Liverpool spot market, where good sales were reported at an advance of 16 points. This was pointed to as evidencing some anxletr on the part of British etlnners. whose takings thus far for the season have been nearly 250.61)0 bales behind last year's, and to future sunnlles, but official advices from the Southern spot markets do not yet reflect any Increase In export or domestic demand. Liverpool. March 7. Cotton Spot in fair de mand: prices 18 points higher: American mid dling fair 8.74.1: good middling 8.57(1: middling 8.45d: low middling 8.40d: good ordlnsrv 8.22d: ordlnarv 8.12d. The sales of the day were 5.0.V) bales, including 7.S American. Receipts l.V bales. Including 100 American. Futures opened and closed steady: American middling, g. o. c.: March 8.31d: June and Julv 8.25d: Julr and Aug. S.23d; Aug. and Sept, 7.99d: Sept. and Oct. 7.20d: Oct, and Nov. 6.88d: Nov. and Dec 6.!d. New Orleans, La,. March ".Cotton futures steady: March 15.41fJ15.43c: April 15.6415.6Sc; Mav 15.94U15.93c: June 16.27316.30e: July 15.42 16.43c: Aug. 15.53ffl5.57c: Sept, 12.49813.51c; Oct. 12.5512.57c Spot cotton firm: sales 4.150: or dlnarv 13c: good ordinary 14 3-16c: low middling 14 15-lCc: middling 13 5-16c: goo.1 middling 154c; middling fair lCc; receipts 4.201: stock 284.236. Essrs. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New York. March 7. Eggs Receipts 1L243. cases- good demand prices ruled firm In spite of l nfavorable weather, and practically every case free to be sold at quoted market was out of first hands by noon. Reports of further possi ble delays In transportation made buyers more willing to take on some stock ahead of Imme diate wants, although lower prices had been confidently expected from the telegrams coming In at the close of last week. Dirties and checks scarce and wanted. Duck eggs are now arriving In quantities sufficient to demand quotations. Western firsts 21c seconds 20c Kentucky firsts 21e. seconds 20c Tennessee) nnd Southern firsts 204c. seconds 194c- Fresh Western dirties 19c Checks 18c Duck eggs. Western, 32034c. Chicago. March 7. Eggs easy; at mark, cases Included. 16U017C per dox. Kansas City, Mo.. March 7. Eggs steady; Missouri and Kansas, cases returned. 144o; new No. 2 whltewocd. cases Included. 154c Philadelphia.. March 7. Eggs firm: good de mand: fresh near-by 21c at mark; fresh West em 21c. da fresh Southwestern 2021c: dc fresh Southern 20c. Coffer. New York. March 7. Coffee Spot Rio teady. Futures opened steady at an advance of 10 to 20 points on covering and sprinkling of commission-house buying, following higher Euro pean cables and lighter Brazilian receipts both for the day and as predicted for the Immediate future. Importers continued selling, however, and the demand after the first wave of buying was light, so that the market after midday be gan to develop a sagging tendency, and. while steady at the close, final prices showed the net gain reduced to a matter of 5 to 10 points. Salec were reported of 62.000 bags. Including May at 5.4585.55c Julr 5.7035.75c: Aug. 5.80c; Serf, 5.93S6C; Oct. 6.05c; Nov. 6.15c and Dec 6.23i?6.30c I"rul(s and Vegetables. The Republic quotations are for lots In first hands, unless otherwise specified. Small lots cn orders are charged higher. APPLES Per bbl.r Eastern Baldwin, choice. 83.1093.20: spy and greening 83.25 3.40: king 34; mixed variety, choice. 32.75133; seconds 31.7502 75: Western Ben Davis, wine saps, wlllotwlg, rornan beauty, etc. 83.15 for choice, 8202.25 for seconds; genetlng 82tfz.75. TANGERINES Florida In double boxes 859 6.50 for choice. ORANOES-norioa. brlghts or russets 83.259 3.50 per box. del.: California, navels 81.7S for standards to 82 for choice, del.; fancy higher. PINEAPPLE Cuban 8283 per dox. Florida ".5004 per crate. C1RAP13 FRUIT Florida st S8.ES r.er hoi. LEMONS California on trk. 32 for choice to i2.252.50 for fancy, new Messina from store S383.50. LIMES Per 100 S1.50J32. BANANAS Quotable 3i.2532.Es a bunch on orders. - COCOANUTS rer 1.000, C trie S35; Jobbing way 34 per 100. CALIFORNIA PEARC Eastern Buerre. per bort 82.25; winter Nells and P. Barry 83.50 STRAWBERRIES Slow sale and weak, ex cept on fancy, sound fruit. Florida refriger ator stock 2tffc25c per quart. CRANBERRIES From store: Jersey 86. and Cape Cod 37 per bbl. POTATOES Movement cnlr fair: on trk. In car lots: Wisconsin rural 91895c and Michigan 83c: Wisconsin red stock 88690c: Colorado akd. rural 9Scl; and triumph Sl.104fl.15; Northern Early Ohio Jl.05tfl.10; Red River 81.15; rose 94 695c ONIONS-Qulet. Red globa akd.. 81.25SL30 deL; flat or yellow less. CABBAGE Demand only fair. New 'York Danish and Holland seed, from 845 for choice to S50 for fancy per ton del. On orders 34c per lb. Red cabbage 3c per lb.: New Orleans, new at J2ff2.30 per qt. CUCUMBERS Eastern hothouse fancy Urn 81.5081.75 per doz. Fla. bu. bxs. 83.50t33.75. TOMATOES Choice sound Florida 82.50S2.TS; seconds 3232.25; Mexican ( 82; Cuba 63. ILM9 2. BEETS Home-crown Kc per bu. loose. New Orleans 40c doz. LETTUCE Home-grown 25350c per bu.; New Orleans head lettuce J2.5083.50 per bbl. Florida choice JL5032 per hamper; off stock CARROTS Home-grown 60-275C bu. bx. New Orleans 40c per doz. TURNTPS Home-grown, per bu.: Globe 750 9c: Cat 60c; New Orleans 30340c per doz. bunches. PARSNIPS Home-grown 60375c per bunch and 82 bbl. CELERY California, per crate, white plumes. 32.75, and golden heart at 33.2583.40. Celery roots 256'40c per doz.; New Orleans 2540e per doz. bunches. STRING BEANS Lower; Florida round green, choice, $202.25 per bu. SQUASH New Cuban J1.50SL75 per 14-bu. crate. SWEET POTATOES Bermuda 601rS3c Queen C0i?7Cc; yellow Nansemond 85c; red Nansemond SPINACH Steady: New Orleans 15S20e per doz. bunches: Louisiana 83 per bbl. SAUERKRAUT City make: Kegs J1.2S- half bbls. 84: bbls. 37.50 and casks (4S gals.) 313. HORSERADISH Choice 5767.50 per bbl. on orders. BRUSSELS SPROUTS-Cholce at 25c per quart. LEEKS New Orleans 2020c per doz. bunches. SPANISH ONIONS New 81.25 per crate. CAULIFLOWER California 81.50 per crate. RUTABAGAS In balk 45c bu. del. PARSLEY New Orleans curly 40350c per doz. and plain 25c per doz. RADISHES New Orleans, per doz.. 13S25c for red to 35c for white; Louisiana 15tf25c per doz.; 50375c per 2-3-bu. box. SHALLOTS New Orleans 406500 per doz. bunches; Louisiana, small, 30c and larjs 40c per do,. tiUlfc5cw imeiuis eZ.HO per DD1. ML'STAKD GREENS Louisiana and N Sew urieanB dmM. per uux. KOHLRABI New Orleans 40c per doz. bunches. PEPPERS Florida 6s 8383.50 for choice: Mexican 82.5033.50: Cuban 8232.50 per crate. GUMBO Florida 33.50 per c-basket crate. EGGPLANT Florida at 3435 per 14-bu. crate. Hides. Quote dry flint: Texas butcher (16 lbs. and over) at 164c: fallen at 154c: all Texas light (under 16 lbs.) at 144c: native and Arkansas at 134c (latter on selection 16c for No. 1 and 14c for No. 21: glue at 9c; dry-salted at 13c: green-salted round at 74c: good Missouri and Illinois 74c: green-salted on selection at 84e for No. 1 and 74c for No. 2: bulls ordead green lc less: glue 4Uc. Horse hides Green No. 1 at sz..; .n. i.(; roiij, ponies anabices at 81; SUMMARY OFST. Wheat values were under heavy selling pressure toward the end of yesterday's session. Honors were about even until atound noon, when bearish conditions were worked for all they were worth in a successful effort to break prices. .Weak cables and the reported settlement of the strike in tho Argentine, where railroad transpor tation had been held up for several days, were the principal arguments for the selling side. The bulls, on the other hand, had reports of drought in the Southwest and a decrease In tho visible supply, but late in the session it became more and more ap parent that bearish manipulation was affecting the trend of future values. Lack of outside support was rather discouraging to the longs, many of whom had added to their lines in expectation of a continued nonprofessional demand. Snow's report on the farm reserves was bullish, but it had little effect in checking the decline. The selling rush came In tho closing hour, when immense lots of wheat were dumped on tho market and holders of the May option fell over each other in their efforts to let go. War news cut practically no flgure in the day's trading. Reports tiiat No. I red sent from St. Louis to Toledo had been fcund to be below grade also had a bearish effect. Corn was dull, but easy. In line with wheat, after an early advance. The close was the same as on Saturday. There was practically no outside Interest. May wheat opened ic off and closed 34'03:sc oft. May corn opened He off and closed unchanged. May oats closed ic up. Receipts of produce were fairly large and prices of fruits and vegetables were gen erally easy. Local securities were dull. Transit had moderate support and United Railways preferred closed sharply lower. Yesterday's bank clearings were Jll,C3o,ESS, balances $2,994,370. Discount rates were steadybetween S and 6 per cent. Spot cotton was ftc higher in the local market. FUTURE VALUES SLUMP ON HEAVY LIQUIDATION. BULLISH STATISTICS IGNOR ED BY TRADERS. Settlement of Argentine Strike and Lack of Outside Interest Are Depressing Factors. May wheat broke nearly 4e in yester day's market. There was an early at tempt to maintain values on bullish sta tistical reports and prosepects of drought in the Southwest, but weaker cables and statements that the railway strike in the Argentina had been settled favored the selling side. There was a rush to let go In tho last hour, and the close was de cidedly weak. The visible supply of wheat the past week decreased 941.CO0 bu.. against a de crease of 1,060,000 bu. In 1903. St. Loul3 stocss decreased ISS.uOO bu. and Chicago decreased 15.WK) bu. Total visiole suuoiy j;l.tc3,wj bu., as against. 3J,5x),tJO bu. a Veek ago and 4ti,75i,O01 bu. in 1Vj3. worm a bhipment of wheat to Europe the last ueeK reported at 10,H2,Ow bu-, against lO.Dwi.vuO bu. a week ago and 9.SU. Ouu bu. in 19U3. Wheat on ocean passage afloat for Europe the rast week estimated at 3S,8a0, (M) bu., against 5,iCU,0U uu. a week ago. Increase i.L.D.otX) bu. The Orange Judd Farmer said: "Stocks of wheat in farmers' hands are reported at IS7.O0U.0W bu., against lSb.UUO.H'O last year. The percentage of the crop thus held is placed at 2.3, or the smallest re ported in ten years. With the exception of 19ul tho aggregate thus held is the smallest since 1437. May wheat opened ic off and sold at: 93c. 934c 93C 92?iC 9i4c 924c S24C 924C 92c 324c 9J4C !"C. 9:4c, Sat 92C S14C 914C. S14C, IKc 914C, 914C. 914C 91c KOfrC wr.c sw4c ao4c wc k9c s9rc 9hc c Wise Corn had little outside support. Though statistical news was bullisn there was not enough buying interest to cause an advance and the close was barely steady. The visible supply of corn the past week Increased b49,ouO bu., against a de crease of L072.GOO bu. in 19UJ. St. Louis stocks Increased 1(9,000 bu. and Chicago increased 232.O0O bu. Total visible supply 9,177,0W bu., as against b.7W,0U0 bu. a week ago and 1L29UC0 bu. in 1903. World's shipments of corn to Europe the past week reported at 3,937,000 bu., against 2,473,uu0 bu. a week ago and 4, 32?,0u0 bu. In 1903. Corn on ocean passage afloat for En rope the past week reported at 3,365,000 bu., against S,E00,WW bu. a. week ago. In crease 765,000 bu. The Orange Judd Farmer in Its annual report on the farm reserves of grain roaKes tne iaimers stocKs or corn on March 1 83,000,000 bu., or 36.5 per cent of the crop. Last year the reserve at this date was 1.063,000,000 bu. The present sup ply Is the smallest with a single exception since 1S9S, and shows the consumption during the past twelve months the largest on record, or more than lOo.OOO.OuO in ex cess of the crop grown in 19u3, which was the second largest on record. May corn opened He orf and sold at: ,ri5'"cVsu&-4Sc'.?Fc- WC" " .. 3)4C. 45J4C. 46c. 4., c 454c. 454c 454c 434c 454c 45C Receipts of wheat at St. Louis 100.809 bu., or which 9t cars local and 18 cars through, against 42.721 bu., of which 1S7 sks. nnd 41 cars local and 6 cars through, in 1903. Receipts of wheat at primary points S03, 000 bu.. against 5S4.00O bu. in 1903 and ship ments 225,000 bu., asalnst 233,000 bu. Northwest received COO cars, against 6U car- in 1903. Chicago received 68,710 bu. and Kansas City 103,500 bu. Clearances 135,000 bu. Receipts of corn at St. Louis 130,500 bu., of which 112 cars local and 33 cars throufh. against 178,000 bu.,. of which 145 cars local and 53 cars through In 1903. Receipts of corn at primary points 431, 000, against 590,000 bu. in 1903. and ship ments 302.000 bu., against 411,000 bu. Chi cago received 254.235 bu. and Kansas City 3.900 bu. Clearances 116,000 bu. Receipts of oats at St. Louis 122,550 bu., of which 74 cars local and 17 cars through, against 152,650 bu., of which 95 cars local and IS cars through In 1903. Shipments 63.275 bu. Tho Orange Judd Farmer says: "The oats reserve Is given at 258,000,000 bu.. against 369.000.WIO bu. last year. This Is the smallest percentage of the crop and the smallest aggregate held In ten years, except In 1902, following the short crop of 1901. Receipts of oats at primary points 712, 000 bu., against 377,000 bu. In 1903. and ship ments oi.uuu du., against sov.vuu du. clear ances 2,601 bu. The visible supply of oats the past week Increased 40,000 bu.. against an Increase of 204.000 bu. In 1903. St. Louis stocks' de creased 13,000 bu. Total visible supply 10, 254.000 bu.. against 10.213,000 bu. a week ago and 7,002,000 bu. in 1903. Cnsb. Grain, Flour, Etc. TCHEAT By sample, del.: Nc 2 red at 51.034 1.064 local and Jl.C6Sri.07 destination; No. 3 red at 99c for Western to 31.0331.034 for nu by; No. 4 at 83c and choice worth 97c: No. 2 hard at 85c to 92c for Turkey: No. 3 hard at 82c to 90c; No. 4 at 75981c; No. 2 mixed at 93395c: No. 3 do. at SS3VC; No. 3 wMtt spring at 9SKc; No. 2 do. worth 81.0181.02. CORN Local basis: Nc 2 and No. 2 yellow at 45c; No. 3 and No. 3 yellow at 42Sf42"ic: No. 2 white at 464iH5c- Nc 3 white at 4f342Hc: mixed ear at 43c Destination: No. 3 at 42-Q 43c: No. 4 at 36433S4c: no grade at 35c: No. 3 yellow at 414343c; No. S white at 424rU4c and poor at 40S414cNc 4 white at 3S4pl0c OATS By sample on trie.: No. 2 at 421424c and choice at 43c: Nc 3 at 404341c and must proof 43c: No. 4 at 393140c: No. 2 white at 454c; No. 3 white at 434S4c; No. 4 white at 40S4JC; shipping ports at 41c RYE Nominally 72c for Nc 2 and 6Se for FLAXSEED Spot nominally tl.03. FLOUR Prices for soft winter in wood: Pat ent 85.3015.40; straight 85.1535.25; extra fancy S3n5.10: clear 84.2084-25: low to medium S2.75SS 3.25 In lute Hard winter In lute sks. Patent Jl.aa4.50; straight S3.80I34: clear 83.3503.IK): low grades 32.7533; spring patent at 84.8034.99 In bulk. RYE FLOUR Pure, lobbing way. at 83.55 In lute sks. and S3.E5 la wood: mixed and Inferior less. CORNMEAL. ETC. F. o. b.; City meal JIM; grlt3. hominy and pearl meal 82.60. BRAN Hard winter mixed feed sold in 100s at 90c and that bid for hard winter bran, .with sale of soft winter bran at that, but soft win ter mixed feed In 100s salable at 92393c; mid, quiet st 92c to 3105: at mill bran sells at 90o and ships at 11.10. . . HAY Market basis E. trk.: Timothy Choice 813- No. 1 S1L50312.50: No. 2 J9S11: No. 3 J6S 8. Clover No. 1 810; Nc 2 J8S9: clover, mixed. J10S10.50 for light and J4.60S9.50 for heavy mixed: choice No. 1 S339.S0: No. 2 SSgS.50. STRAW Wheat snd oat. on trk.. J7. LEAD AND SPELTER-Lead at J4.424. Spelter J4.80. WHISKY On basis of J1.214 for highwlnes. St. Lonln Fntnre? Prices. Closed Ranged Saturday. Yesterday. ...934 b 894S934 ...864-864 b 844fpi4 ...45Z 454.34iJ Closed Yesterday. 894890 b 85 434 48 b 414 Wheat My July ....... Corn May'.. July Oats May .. ..i-4a f373! ?4J4 ...we. Stocks of drain Yesterday. ...4.745.909 .., 666.641 ... 8C.014 ... 10,481' ... 14.444 In Store Saturday. Last Yr. 4.767.630 3,25a,54 656.763 C01.O73 108.676 114.604 9,873 35.920 ' 1S.178 7.293 4.053.174 L093.362 322.892 29.167 244.268 214.721 3H.469 37.US wheat Corn Oats Kye Barley Nc 2 red wheat . No. 2 nard wheat Nc 2 mixed corn Nc2 white com . N". 2 yellow com rio. 2 mixed oats . Ncsrys .4.011.981 . 319.5SS . 253.242 . 76,357 . 172.422 . 1S.OS . 3,353 168,265 44,032 16.293 6.392 Prodnce. Butter Higher for best grades- Creamery Extra, 27c: firsts 2332 lc: seconds 11820c Ladle- LOUIS MARKETS packed Extra ISc: first 15c. Dairy-packed Fancy 191J2W:: poor to fair 15c. Country roll Choice 13c; packed and ordinary ll-c; greasa stock 4fe3c. Eggs Received 4.474 pkgs. local and 2.75S pkgs. through; shipped 2.57., pi-gs. . market 15c. tae count. Cheese Northern, on orders: Twins at lie; singles 114c; daisies 114c; Young Americas 114c: long horns H4c; New York twin llrv limburger llfrl2c; poor 7&9e; Swiss 15c for choice. No. 2 at 10-JlJc; brick 123124c Curb Grain Markets. St. Louis July wheat S5c bid. Puts 844e to Slc. and calls S3.c to S5T6S6c. Milwaukee May wheat 1-uts 92c bid and calls 954c July wheat Puts 54c asked and calls 924c May corn I-uts 524c and calls 514c. July corn Puts 514c and calls 524c asked. Minneapolis May wheat 95c asked. Puts 944c and calls 974c Provisions. Tork. f. o. b. New standard mess In lobbing way closed nominally at JI3.97'- Lard Choice steam on E. sl.;e closed nomi nally at 6.75c: kettle-rendered 748S4c Gieen Hams. Etc-Car lots held "t. c b. E. side thus: Hams 10-av. at 94c; 12s at 4c 14s and 16s at 94c; IS, at 54c 20s at lu2J Skinned Hams 16j and 1S320, ltac- 22824s at 104c; Callfornlas at 64364c; New Ycr shoul ders (10312-av.) at ic From the block. deL: 1 lams at 9c to 94c for ran of house; bellies at t? t.?'z?. a ln average; Callfomlas at 6c New York shoulders at 6c D. p. Meats To arrive, loose cured earths closed nominally; 4j43-av. at 7.30e and f,0-av 7.23r. c a. f. Bxd. lots In Jobbing way ranged: F,xt- '",' at THr- c'nba' J,-i "ort clear at ,4c. bellies at Sc to 9c, plates at c, fat backs at 64c standard backs at 74c Orders charged higher. Bacon Bxd. s. c meats ln a Jobbing wa!r ranged: Breakfast bacon at irom 10c for heavy ,?JHe, ,or choice llgat: hams at Uc to 12c? California, at 74374c: New York shoulders r 4c Plain tracked bid. lots ln a Jobbing war ranged: Extra shorts at S4c: cribs at 84c short dear at 54c: bellies at 94c to 104c: Plate, at 74c; fat backs at 7Vc? stands backs at Sic Dealers charged higher on or- Oleo-Stearlne Nominal at 7374c Tallow Firm. Country No. 1 run at Sc: No. 2 do. at 4Uc: rake at 54c Packers' prlmi nominal at 54354c Grease Quote small Irregular lots country Brown 34c yellow 34324c. and whlto 44c to 14c latter for choice. Quote packers- stock, nominally Brown 4314c yellow 44344c. wklti ?4J54C beef-On orders: Bbld. Plate J7.50; roll and Fulton Market J9.S0: mess J9. Dried, per lb. Sets 104c: lnsldes 14c; knuckle 13c: outside sc Tongues 124c to 144c per 10. Live Poultry Turkeys: Average receipts 12c Chickens Hens and young sound lQUc Old roosters 5c. Ducks 124c Geese 6S7c Capons (Sgio lbs.) 16c: capons, light. 12815c Guinea chickens, ner 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 at lo-S104c: roosters at 6c Ducs l'c Geece 739c Foregoing figures for .choice only. Game Ducks, undrawn, per doz.: Mallards 82.50: bluewlng teal 82.50: gTeenwIng teal 82; mixed and wood 81.25. Jacksnlpe 11.25. Rabbits Choice fresh, per doz., 50c' Opossum, each. 15c to 40c Fresh Fish Black baas at 12c: crapple at (a for small ano 8c for large; dressed cat 9c; spoon bill cat 64c. Bullheads Dressed Sc and gross 3c. Buffalo Gross 3c; dressed 5c German carp Dressed 4c; large gross 2ic and small dressed Sc; sunfish 3c: white perch 2c. Veals Quote at 53354c per lb. for choice to fancy, heretics and thin at 3'34c: sheep st 29 sue: old bucks and ewes at 24?3c; lambs at Ti 54c thin Iambs not wanted. Miscellaneous Mnrkets. GRASS SEEDS Quote current reeelnts of country lots, per 1C0 lbs.: Clover at 35 to J10.25: timothy at J2.50 to J2.75; redtcp at Jl to 85.50; Hungarian at J1.25 to Jl.oO: millet at 0c to 1.25. Ordera are charged higher. STOCK PEAS Whlppoorwlll selllnr at 31.30 to 31.35 per bu. Other kinds nominal. SORGHUM CANE SEED Latest sale at 91s per 100 lbs. for poor to 81 for prime". ONION SETS Latest sale at JI.I0 per bu. SUNFLOWER SEED Quote S2.50 per 100 lbs. HEMP SEED Latest sale at 82.75 per 100 lbs. CASTOR BEANS J1.40 per bu. for prims in ar lots on trie; J1.25 for small quantities. WH1TM BEANS On E. trio, ln car lots, -holes hand-picked pea offered at J1.S5S1.96 per bu.: machine-picked at J1.M71.S7. and prime at Jl.703i.75. From store: White beans at JL9 to JS-05 for choice n. p. pea: poorer grades lessf Jama 4344c per lb.; lentils at 4344c; California' pink at 34c; blackeye at Jl.65nl.70; split peas at $2. and Scotch at 31.25 per bu- DRIED FRUIT Quote: Apples Sun-dried quarters st 34c to 4c: evaporated at 435c: cores and peelings 14814c; chops 14314c Peaches at 34S 34c FEATHERS Prime white live geese ln small sks. 5&c and ln largs sks. 66c: prime gray dc lc In small and 40c In large sks out whits 434c: X 3036c: XX 22Cic: XXX 14316c: NXXX 6c: tare 10 per cent on small ska. and Sc on large. Duck White 42c: dark 20c Tur keyTall 20c; wing 9c: pointers 5c: wing and all and pointer, 8c: body (dry) 5c. ROOTS Per lb.: Ginseng at 84.60 to J5: stsm mr. weedy, etc. less: lady slipper 8c; seneea t5c: pink 13c: golden seal c: black 44c: May apple 5c: snake 35c; white snake worth 24c: angelica S36c: wahoo. bark of root 8c: bark of tree 24c; blood 6c: blueflag 3c: sasafras bark of oot 5c; wild ginger 7c SHEEP PELTS Full wool pelts TtcBSl: shearing 10c to 35c: Iambs at 30c to 50o; dry., fallen, etc. 10311c per lb. BEESWAX Unchanged at JSe per lb. for LINSEED OIL Quotable at 40e per gal. for raw and 41e for polled: lc per gal. less on car lots. POP CORN 100 lbs., on cob. white Rice Jl L10: mixed at 75c SCRAP 7RON AND METAL-Wer 1M lbs.: Wrought Iron 45c: heavy cast 40c; malleable steel and breakable 40c: stove S5c: light brass 85: heavy brass 39: copper 19: zinc S3; lead JX50: powter SC ., ..... SALT E. side medium at SI: eranulated Ma per bbl.: 5c more per bbl. this side. BROOM CORN Quoted at J55 to J1W per EMPTY BARRELS Coal clL turpentlfl and gasoline. J1.05: vinegar 70c: black oil 60e: Un seed, light and varnish 80c: machine 80c; su gar 15c: whisky 80c: dc half bbls. 0c: wlas Jl; sauerkraut 20340c: plekla 40350c: flour ISc: molasses 30c: lard tcs. 45c: 25c off fcr each broken head: 24c eacn noon missing. RAGS. ETC. Per 100 lbs.: Country rags at 75c. Old rope No. 1 manlla at S1.25: No. S at 50c Rubbers at S5S3.S0. PEANUTS Farmers- stock, per lb.: Red I!4 32c: whlw at 24324c CHESTNUTS Italian at Sc per lb.: Virgin! at 12c PECANS Western at E4c: Texss at SSc DRIED FRUITS Quote nominally: Apples Sun-dried quarters at Sc to 34c; evaporated at 4c to 5c: waste at 14 to 14c Peaches at .34 tfS4c MAPLR SUGAR Quote at 8c to lc per lb. 1 HONEY Comb at 10c to 12c: choice Colorado at 14c: strained and extracted at 4S44c ln bbls. snd 5c in cans. COOPERAGE Quote cn orders for prompt delivery: Lard tc. 31.50 for wood-bound. SL424 for 6-hooo Iron-bound and 31.474 for 8-hoon dc: oak pork bbls-, J1.50 for wood and J1.20 for Iron bound: ash pork bbls.. 11.20 for wood-bound: oleo tcs.. 11.50 for 8-hoopr kraut bbls.. Jl: dc half bbls. 7cc: do. kegs 50c: do. casks. JL4J: slack-wcrk bbl". 8-hoop flour 42c: 6-hoop do. 40c: round-hoop dc 43c: S-hoop sugar 46c: 6 hooo da 43c: mill-run apple 35c: Nc 2 do. 20c: meal 31c: C-hoop lime 28c: 4-hoco do. 28c Wool. Mo. and 111. Med. comb. & cloth mid, -.21 Med. tleeces).20 3204. Med. (loose) ..IS 184 Burry IS 0154! Hard hurry ...11 3114 North, se Western Bright med. ..19 20 Dark med. ...15 Hit Light fine ....14 B154 Heavy buck -.10 S12 Tub-washed No. 1 S04?n No. 2 .24 24ti Burry 20 321 Angora Goat Hair Lone 24 625 Short 22 323 Low and burry less. Clothing 20 liw X. nra.ia is 320 Burry & clear.lTHSU Ilcrrv 17 Haru nurry ... Light fine 16 Heaw fine ...14 S134 174 fell', 6184 Lamb 13 Tex.. I. X. Sr Ok. Med.. 12 mo. .is tra lied., CSS mo.l, 3134 Coarse & low.. 14 &15 Light fine 14 C164 Heavy sandy .10 12 Ark. & Southern Fnrs. Raccoon Nc 1 large .... No. 1 medium No. 1 small .. No. 2 No. 3 Nc 4 Mink No. 1 large ... No. 1 medium Nc 1 small ... No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 1 Opossum tNo. 1 large ...... 61 ;."o. 1 medium ... SO 90 67, 50 50 20 10 L70 LIS 80 70 15 Nc 1 small and 2s IS No. 3 S Trashy worthlesr. Red Fox Nc 1 large 2.M No. 1 medium .... L5S No. 2 1.00 No. 2 SO No. 4 ..........1$2 Gray Fox No. 1 large 73 N.o- 1 medium ... ) No 2 -. K MCunx (Prime, as to sizeji Black .70373 short stripe -55JG0 .No. 5 ... 2S Narrow stripe Broad stripe .. Texas Terrltnrr ..... NO. 4 ..... .......... IS Otter- Nc 1 largs .liatt nn. 1. meoiunx ,. too Blue or unprime less. Wild cat 10330 Civet cat 25 Badger ............ 5325 House cat ........ 5315 Muskrat 13I Bear ......81312 Nc 2 NO. 3 ........a, Nc 4 Wolf 1W Prairie; round ...SOfftl Timber smtlsa iBeaver ......lii7.M Northern 50 per cent mora than fortcclss. -- -.... !&?&