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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. MECH 22.. 1904.
18 8 FINANCIAL- V0l'W W H. LEE. President. t IS. FTtANTS. vice President. A L. SHAPLEIGH. 2d Vice President. The Merchants-Laclede National Bank OF ST. LOUIS. Capital, - Surplus and Undivided Profits, UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY. FISCAL AGENT FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Correspondence or interviews invited from banks, individuals end corporations desiring to change or enlarge present banking arrangements. FINANCIAL. 1HE AMERICAN EXCHANGE BANK invites cor- respondence or personal interview from corporations, firms and individ uals who desire the services of a banK thoroughly equip ped for the hand ling of all banKiag EVENTS IN WALL STREET ECHO LAST VEEK'S TRADE. DEVELOPMENTS US BUSIr XESS OP SMALL EFFECT. Large Bealizing Sale3 on Early Buying Orders .and There after Market Languishes. New Toric, March 2. The) movement of to-day's stock market was la large part a working out of conditions established last week, rather than a, response to any new events hearing on raises. The action of the market to-day was looked to as a sort of test of the character of last week's strength. The opening of a week following such an advance as that of last Is likely to show an accumulation of buy ers' orders In commission houses as a result of the larger intervals of the Sun day holiday, the special Influence of week ly letters from Wall street houses to tnelr clients and the natural disposition to sum u- the results with the turn of a week. Monday morning Is therefore looked to for evidence of how far a speculative movement has interested the outside pub lic But, for the very reason that a stirring of public Interest In "the market Is likely to make itself seen hrst on a Monday rooming, the professional trad ers Ions of stock are keenly awake to real ize any profits accruing on their holdings by the absorptive power of the Monday demand. AN EVIL OMEN". This is so generally- the case that a high opening on Monday Is one of the un favorable auspices In the half-superstitious creed of the professional, operator in Wall street. The rule proved Itself in most detail to-day. The buoyant stock market ot Saturday seemed to have re solved the doubts of many skeptical ob servers, and there was sufficient demand to cause a higher opening this morning, and to sustain prices firmly, though with out further aavance, during the active market of the first hour. Tnereafter the market languished and attempts to re new the advance met with indifferent success. There had been large realizing, besides a considerable interest established on the short side. The preponderance of the professional desire, tnerefore. was for a reaction, and there was not sutnclent buying power forthcoming to prevent it. Tee heavy pressure to sell United States bteel preferred was of especial Influence in bringing about the reaction and was not accounted for by any news of a change In last week's better outlook la the trade. Rumors of a cut In prices of steel billets were denied. RAINS HELP GRANGERS- Further rals In the winter wheat belt helped to sustain the Grangers in the early market, but did not save them from the late reaction. There was sufficient demand for Northern ,e1Jr,1s.on curb to lift It nearly J1"5 over Saturday, which Is taken to Indicate a feeling of assurance against losses by stockholders in the dissolution or i?o,S?any'- The "rowy in the cotton market was a safeguard against further damage by speculative losses there. These 0tS?.,5re "J n "Sai as good news on Saturday .but they were taken advan- 4s "IfZJ11 l-4T- The announcement of a J1MXW) stock Issue by the Cleve land and Pittsburg on the Pennsylvania guarantee of dividends was a notice that the capital expansion of the Pennsylvania, system Is still in progress and was of rath er chilling' effect, but not especially so upon Pennsylvania Itself. Western railroad otScials spoke In rather cheerful terms of the traffic outlook, but their Influence was overborne by the assertion ot President Mellen of the New Haven that there had been a slump In business in New England to a degree that called for large curtail ment la railroad service. Conditions In the money market were unchanged and were without effect on stocks. Bonds moved la sympathy with stocis. The United States second 5s were heavily sold In the late dealings, together with the preferred stock. Total sales, par value, C65a.0Ce. United States 3s advanced He and the' old 4s Uc on call. Sew Torlc Curb Market. RF.FCBL1C SPECIAL. New Tort. March 21. Northern Securities was the strong and active festcre. ot the curb market to-dar. making a gala of ; per cent early In the session. The dealings in tela Issae were about half ct the day's' total sales. Afart from this, the rest cf the marhst was aaderate- I business. j& j& i Broadway, Midway 1 Olive and Pise Sts. I ! si M SK ass? ft MWWWWWWWMMXWSINiMMWMill GEORGE E. HOFFMAN. Cashier. R. T STTROEON", Asst. Cashier. XX A. PHILLIPS. M Asst. CuHkr. $I,O,0OD.O0 . 900,000.00 !t a..'- aad n-itfa a saewhAt renyr ton? N'tthfrji rurlties opne4 at 31. o.i ud to 31H 'hen a.-' to K an sal of aboat S. ha? ?r-5 Osppr sold from 10, cp to II for aboat i sIiAre. & caln cf a fraction over '-te Drvu:cs elcs. Xevr York Money Market. New York. 3Iarch 2L Moner ea call steady I at " 2 per cent, last loan tld and offered at 14 T'ne leans eay and dull: days' 3 per ' cent cays- I4tr34, months- Vt'a. Prim mercantLe paper 44-is. Sterling exchange firm at tfn-ane, wtth actual business la baukers blUs at 4.3734 S7M for demani and at H.J" 4 s4 fcr le-day bills, posted rates 4.34 8. commercial bills 4 StLti. Mexiean dollars 444c Government bonds firm, railroad bonds trree ular. Xesr York Stock Qaotntlons. New York. March 3. Following are th highest, lowest and elostnx Quotations S3 stocks on the. Stock Excnanc ta-day. irtth ths amount cf ials: RAILROADS. Clos. Salts. Hllh-Losr wo. Atchlscn 4.j w- Vn MS Do nfj iJuo 3), -4 eJ-i Ba.tlmure and Ohio a. n, ; TjS Do. ptd 200 w Kii vts Canadian Pacific S.a 113 Hi's IUH central of New Jersey Ja. Chesapeake and Ohio CMcaz-p and Alton.. Do. pfd Chicago & Great Western. 2.H) S!H XI XH SO s ti 2.U ll- li 144 lfl HI-, 1ST 187 cmcafo c northwestern.. Cnlcaso. MIL Jc St. Paul.. 5iS. 145H 144 14lta Do. nfd.... 10U J74I 174-1 173 Ch!caa Ter. a: Transit. Do. pfd C, C. Ct A St. Louis.. Colorado Southern Do. 1st pfd Do. ad. pfd. Delaware and Hudson.. DeL. Lack. & Western.. Dearer and RJo Grande. Do. nfd Erl, Do. 1st Dfd Do. M pfd Hockinr Valley. Do. pfd Tlllnnls Central. Iowa Ontral ... Do. pfd Kaasaa.ctty Southern.... . X) S 3 S?s 30 W 14 . . '.S .4fs 73 k Ji Is 1 4.0 33 33 34, . A) 3Ji Zi 4 . IJW131 lit IS-1-! I "i'A "" i'" is. s .. lltJO ST, 24S f". . 1.00O 4 64"4 ah . 9.0 UT 41ij 41 ." ""ioo iin i" sin .. LOUD 13 lli, IS ...... .... . 1& 13 3.0 IS' O-, r. nfi is jpi 3s am Loutmile A Nashville- Ji" 3 liH ion Manhattan L : 1EU 144 1U 143H Metropolitan Securities.... 3" 7J1, 79 7t Metropolitan Street By.... I4.M0 I1J 1114 1114 iUan-at. P. Jc Sault. tits M. .Lk -SiS iL. S- P. 4 C4U1U. bte. M. UM QH 3 C Do. pfd la Missouri Padflc a.7i 3Z,. SI ' Missouri, Kansas & Teia. L1C0 !) 17 ir Do. pfd.. L3X) J3- IS'n 3 Nat. R. B. of Mexico nfd. 1M BH a 17 New York Central S.3C0 in Ui 1H Norfolk and Western 1500 5'i STX S7?l aajw pta.... ... ....... Ontario and Western. ... Pennsylvania Pitts.. CL. C & St. L. Readlnr Da 1st pfd... ............ Do. Jd pfd Rock Isad Company..... Do. pfd .-..-' St L a S. Fan 2d nfi.. S3 . 4.700 ai 3v S14 . 7t,an m. ns uv- - Q . U.S0O U OH 414 744 SCO 40 SJ 34 . 14.4K) V ii 214 soo c c (14 . l.K'O- 444 4t? 4J St. Louis Southewestem.. 10 I4 I4 144 Do. pfd 4j H4 rp, 33 boutnern iacinc. si,vm r boutsem Kaiiway...... s.vxi i:?' 3 ajo. pra ......... au Texas and Paetae 1.30) "I4S Toledo. St. Louis & west.. 3 '17 Do. pfd 1.MW x;i tnlon Pacific 47.SM 774 DC pfd. ............... ...... .... Wabash ISO 13H Do. pfd..-..... Z.1C0 17 Wheeling and Lake. Krt - Wbcscsin Central .-.. 1.0CO IS4 DO. -Pfd- .. 1.730 4iti 4 :i 17 7tH i4 3 i" u 4 if IS w EXPRESS COMPANIES. 1 Adams ..aM... ....-. ...... ...'. .... . American ................... ....... .... . Unit ed Stales ..- 1 .... 1 .... 1CS 3J3 Wells Farto ; ... - Un4JUAT raj l 3. AmalrainsMd copper. Izjuo 43H 47 American Car & Foundry. L4Q S4 31 Do. pfd S0 71i 714 American Cotton Oil SH 3 Do. pfd American Ice 700 I S"i Do. pfd American Unseed OtI . ..:... .... .... 4T4 14 . 4 Do. pfd....- . 110 30 American LoccmotlTe . CC0 S 2fta Do. pfd American Sm-lt. A Refln LW OH 454 Do. rfd 900 K4 91?. 1 sit American Sugar ReSnlna-.. 11.500 727i ITS Anaconda Mining Co..... Brooklyn Rapid Transtt.. Colorado Fuel and Iron. u rr c ( nso 444 4r, 43 soo 34 as JJi S. 1934 1944 1944 MO 114 134 li1!- 74 703 riH :i :iv L9"0 170 147 1471, 3M Ci 114 li 34 ...... .... .... 3Z 74 3 IS IS 144 900 97 144 S4 300 IT4 3S, it 4.900 Hi 974 974 30 7 20 270 ZV 919 JO 74 74 7H 44 44 434 1.400 tr 194 14 Consolidated Gas corn Products ............. Do. pfd - Distillers' Securities-..... General Electric-.. International Paper........ Do. pfd 'International Pump....... Do. pfd ..... National Lead North American Pa rifle Mall People's Gas.. .......... Pressed Steel Car Do. pfd Pullman Palace Or........ Republic Steel Do; pfd. Rubber Goods Do. pfd JLU .. . Tennessee Coal and Iran.. 2.900 394 3S4 3S United States Leather. 4rt) 74 74 I DO. Dtd United States Realty.... Do. pfd United States Rubber. Do. pfd................... United States Steel .. soo 714 irvms. S00 TV - st' .. 4. 434 il '" KH'i . eu 334 324 324 .. H.S0O U4 11 111 Do. ptd.. 32.7C0 394 E7U 374 Westlons7 Kectrlc 2.100 1134 1434 153 Western Union 100 SJ IS J Northern Securities......... ...... .... .... 9S Ex rt!T-. Total sales tor the day. 432.300 STOCKS ASD B05DS IX D0ST05. Bostrn. Mass.. March IL CloelBr Quotations to-day on money, bonds, stocks and mining shares were ai follows: MONET. Can loans 2HG4 per cent; time leans 483 per cent. BONDS. Atch. adj. is.... Atchison 4s . IS 1 Ilex. Central is . . 9SS RAILROAD STOCKS. Atchison is' Atchison pfd 194 Boston & AIbany-243 Boston & Maine.. 1034 Boston EleTated. ..last, rttcoburg pfd 13a Mexican central... 11 N. T.. N. K. i U. 19!, Pare Marquetta.... 71 Union Pacific...).. 74 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Am. Arse. Chem.. 134 Am. Arge. Ch. pfd. 71 Am. Pneu. Tube... 4 Am. Sugar. ....I2C Am. Sugar pfd...1244 Am. TeX 4 Tel 1234 Am. Woolen U Am. Woolen -pfd Tii Dora, Iron teel. 4 Edison. Sec IUnnv234 General Electric.. .147 Mass Electric .... 19 Mass. Electric pfd. Til, Mass. gas Wi United Fruit 9 United Shoe Mich- 4i United Shoe M. pfd 34 U. S. SteeL 11 U. S. Steel pti... .74 Westinahouse com. SO MININO SHARES. Adrenturs 24 Mohawk 334 AUouea . 34 Meat Ccal A Coke 24 Amalgamated ..... 474 Old Dominion ..... 94 American, Zinc...-. 94 Osceola S$4 Atlantic 14 Parrot 224 Bingham 394 Oalncr ... . . so Cxi. Hecia..44SS430 Shannon ...... T4 Centennial - ITU Tamarack .... . 9 Copper Range 414 Trinity ... 44 Daly-WcitT. 274 V. a Mining....... 214 Dominion Coal ... 394 U. S. CM. ........... 94 Franklin .......... . 74 Utah .. 334 Grancr ............. 3 Victoria ............ 24 Isle Rorale ........ 7n Winona ....M .... 34 Mass Mining. 34 Wolverine .......... Tr4 Mlchfran 44 Bid. Mtnlnc Stocks In Jfevr Tork. New Tork. March n. Clastic quctattons on mralng- stocks were as follows: - Adam Con ...... 12 Creec 11 Brunswick: Con .., 4 Comstock- Tunnel 14 Uttle- Chief . Ontario ...... .... t 4 ..43 ... i 22 Ophir ........ Phoenix Coo. CaL t Va m rotcal Horn RlTer... ......ITS tlroa Silrer. JB Savage . 37 erra Nevada ....... 13 LaavlJle con ... Standard 2SO Assessment paid. jet, dividend, Donteatla Exehance. Reported by Whltaker Co. 4!xchange bro kers. No. 300 North-Fourth street: . Bid. Asked. New Tcrkr .............. 0c prem 33c prem Chicago .... ....sc prem -SSe prem Cincinnati ,.,...,...... ..23c dia par LoulsvUle .i .. T5c dia par New Orleans ....... .......2Se dia par St. IiOtjIs Money Market. Gearings wer large, and there was a rood demand for call and time leans, with discount rates tt-ncy, between S and t per cent. TRACTION SHARES DECLINE UNDER MODERATE PRESSURE GENERAL LIST DULL A2D FEATURELESS. Lack of Outside Demand Is Ap parent Throughout the Se curity List. There- vasi practically no Interest In lo cal securities outside ot the traction group In yesterday's market. Transit opened fairly well at J12.STH. out later eased off to 112.75. United Railways' preferred un der selling pressure, declined from S35 to 155.50. The 4-per-cent bonds had good support at $79.75 and tT.STt,. In the tanking list the only stock trad ed in was Lincoln Trust, which was taken m nve-snare lots, at $19 and sis!-, ai the close J150 was the best bid. wltn. fil ers asking; JUS.50. Miscellaneous -shares were about steady on the basis of bids and otters. The regular It- per cent quarterly divi dend on St. Louis Union Trust will be paid April L The books closed yesterday. YESTERDAY'S SKSSION. Closing quotations: Bid. Asked. St. Louts Transit it.sSS S li.7s Lnlted Kanays pfd. .t aa.73 initeu tallys 4s Z.sits $. iunccln trust luii) Isi.5 s...- abtcal 1k50 r-u.a Mae bank. ... la..t. Central Ccal and Coke l.i Curt atlonal candy cum L..i) It.Mj National EnanWinx- com 15.73 urnlt-Bl-netaIllc ..t, .$ ztnAU Hopes ,1-j Adams Uold Mmlnt; .s Sales: lSt. Louis Transit at H2.I7H lit, sv. Louis Transtt at !: .V inlteti Katiays prd. at ,) Z Lcutetl Hallways pfo. at 3.J' J..J Lnlted Ka4ays 4s at .tS it. Vnittrd hiuwajs at s.u 5 tlnrwn tlrust at Us.w a Llncojl Trust at U..M Bond Qnotatlona at Xerr York. New York, llxrch n. Cloalcff Qooutloa tcr bctzis on the fctociv iCichangc to-Uay were: L'nlttii Stat rcrundicff i. raster-! I55H Lnnra ttAie-s rezznaint a. coupon I0&-, United scatw 3s. r&art.rr-U u.- L'niieti atattia is. ccuoa lii United aC4tr uew , rt?Kiaceretl. u-2 CmCMi states new . coupon IKi Lcaceu states oia is. resiswrea. it L'nled states old 4s. couoon. n .vf't Atcblsoa sTrnersa 4s --ttcntsou ajustment 4s .... Atlantic Coast Line 4s. ....... .... f4 ....iwl .... J44 .... H lul' .... T. xsajiimor? ana unio .. Baltimore and Ohio 44 Central of lieorgia 3a ... .. ....... Central cf Georgia 1st inc Chesapeake ana Ohio 44s... cnlcaao and Alton 44s Chicago. Jsurllngtcn and Qulncy new 4s. li. M. c at. P. general is. Chicago and Ncrinwestera conaol. 7s C. K. 1. A . R. R. It. i. ac P. K. R. coUSs CU LU. C A St. L. general 4s Chicago Terminal ts loSered) Causo.ldated 'tobacco is Ccioraao and Southern 4S .'...... uenrer nad Rio Urana is Tle prior lien 4s ..... ......... ... tile general is Fort ivorth and Denser Cits- llts ... 91 ...L7 ..J34 ... -- .. .- .. S3 .. .. H .. 4 -. i4 .. 7 .. MH 1044 Hsrl?ijr Vatir- 4U lofferetU H5-. Louisville and Nasnvtile umned 4s...... 94 Manhattan consoL gold is ...1J Mexican central is Mexican central 1st inc 1J4 Minneapolis and St. Lculs is 93 .Missouri. Aansaa.and Texas 44 . ..... s4 Mlssaun. Kansas and Texas rds .......... 774 national Railroad of Mexico- consoL 4a..... New lark Central a-eneral 3fes.. ... 974 New Jersey CentraLgeneral s.. ...us ...1.44 ::: 5s ...834 .... 934 ... 93 concern racinc 4s .......... Northern PacLc a Norfolk and Western consoL i Oregon Short Line 4s and partlc. ..... Pennsylvania conv. 34s ... .......... Reading general 4a St. Lculs and Iron Mountain coosol. Es... St. Louu and &an l-ranclsco fg. 4g . iru. at. Louis Houtnwestem -ists J4 t s lii lis 7 &JS V 744 ....ns, n ts H seaboard Air Line is .. svsuthera Pactficis Southern Ralla-ay-Sa ......-..:...... Texas and Paclhe. lata ............... Toledo, at. Louis and Western is..., Union Paclfc 4 Union Pacific cenv. is .......'....... United States Steel 2d 3 wabash Ists ....."................ Wabash deb. B ...4 ......... Wfceeima- and Lake-Erie is Wisconsin central 4a Ci P. L coot. 3s.... .................... Sew YorkCurb Stocks. Reported by G. H. Walker t Co.. No. JS7 North Fourth street. am. aikcu American Tin Can coca 4 .44 Do. pfd. ... A American Light & Traction corn i Do. pfd. .' 35, Amertcan Writing Paper com. 24 Do, pfd i .-. 13 Bar' Stat Gas..; 4 34 30 ) 2i It tiJ 109- M 4 32 11 31 40 lS"i 20 14 .4 Borden's Condensed Milk-corn,. sr.....J15 Do. pfd. .-. 107 British Columbia. Copper. 2H Consolidated Refrigeratlnsr Jb Ltar. Co. 24 Electric Boat com. 22 Do, pfd. 60 Electric Vefelcto ouV.;.r 74 Do. prd. ... - 19 .Greene Consolidated Copper.. 104 Havana Commercial Co. com. "........ 29 Do. pfd. 34 Interbcrough Rapid Transit. IS 4 International Mercaatlle Marts com. 44 Do. pfd. .19 MaTihatran Transit 14 Montreal's: BOstcn'Cbpper....... 4 Marconi Wlrelesa Tel I 4 New AD. Gas 1st 5. J. & J., 194S...1IBH H New York Electric. Trans 54 6 Northern Secnritiea 92i 93 Otis Senator com 32 33 Do. nfd. -. ST 90 Royal Bakmr Powder pfd 99 100 seancaru Air Line com 9 Da pfd. 1T4 Standard Oil of N. J CI St. Louis Transit Co. com v...... 124 United St. Rr. of St. iLods Bfl.....53 Tennessee Copper ..................... 29 Union Copper S United Copper f V. S. of Mexico Ss M04 White Knob Copper. 7a 9ti li es 31 S 101 4 Cbleasro Stock Market. Repcrted br G. H. WsJker t Co., No. 77 orta rcunfl street. Biscuit ce 434 Do. pfd. ...1J24S103 Box .. 2 24 Do. pfd. 134 U4 Can ; 14 a 44 Do. pfd. IT 31 Forelarn xTxchansre, .Reported by Francis. Bra & Co.. No. 214 Norm Fourth street.. St. Louia. Prime stertinr. cables 4.s7i)S4.rTSO: checks I4.S7U649HJT13: tf( days 4.St20e4.S440. 1wnn.OT.1L stsruna enccas s.s:tirs.s; so days 4.94H; 90 days 4.S3tf4.S34- Grain bills 4.344. cotton btlta 4J34t?4.S3H. Bankers- Paris, canlea . 13 1-1585.134; checks S.1S ll-WSS-Utr 0 days .1S 1-liBi.liV Commercial French francs, checks '5.U 3-14; (0-dars 3.1911-15. Commeroal Swiss francs, checks f .X3H0 5.U4: (0 days 5.21 3-1L Commercial Belgian francs, checks S.IT9-lf9 5.114: 0 days im. Bankers' reichsmarks. cables J5 T-13; checks 9311-3:es34: day MXSM 11-1S. Commercial retchsmaras. checks 95 2-14 9S4: (0 days 94U-KU90 daya 9448M7-K. Bankers' Dutch a-iilders, checks 49 3-11; CO cays 4vl-1404- commerciai Dutch guilders, checks 49 S-ll; days 401-14. Market firm. Yesterday's Bank Clearlnsra. Yesterday's clearing-house statement showed clearings a9.329.lli; balances S1.TT2.023. Bar Stiver. New York, March 21. Bar ailvtr 5Sa per ounce. At Lccdoa quiet at 23d per ounce. TresLsnry Statement. Washington. March 21. Available cash bal ance. XTA217.t!li; gold. JUl.7ia.S9i. The Metal Markets. New York. March 2L Tin was firmer In Lon don, spot advancing as and futures 7s 6a, both positions closing- 123. The local market, reflecting the firmness abroad and a good spot demand, closed firm at 29.tTirjSJT9C Cop per firm, both locally and hi London. The market advanced 7s td on spot and 1 2a id on futures, closing the former at 37 10s and futures at 37. Locally electrolytic and cast ing are held at I2.33tlI2.t3c. Lead closed unchanged at 12 In London, and was also unchanged here. closing; at 4.C4.53c. Spelter also was unchanged in both markets. chining at 21 13s la linden and at. 5495.10c locally. Iron closed at 61s Sd tn Glasgow and 43 S4d tn Mlddlesborc- LocaCr. Iron was un changed: Na I foundry Northern Is' quoted at Ilafjl3.50t Na 2 foundry Northern at 314.54 SIS: Ncvl foundry Southern and Na X foundry Southern soft at- S1I.30814. Coffee. New York. March 21. Coffee Spot Rta quiet: mild steady: Cordova l13a. Futures epetvd steady at an advance of 5010 points, fcllowmg steady foreign marketsw and small primary re ceipts. There was some further selling by im porters; but commission-houses seemed better supplied with buying orders than- cf late, and the market ruled generally steady, cfcosmg steady with two of the Inactive positions un changed, and the market unchanged generally to S4ji0 points higher. Sales were reported cf TJ.500 bags. Including: April at 5.20c, May at 5.30?5-35c July at S.tOc. Sept. at 5.S.E5.SSc. Oct. at 5.9085.95c. Nov. at c Dec. at .Mc and Jan. at .20c. Batter and Cheese. Philadelphia. March 2L Butter steady; fair demand; extra Western creamery 244e; extra near-by prints 3c Cheese steady: new York full cream, choice to fancy, rxjwilc; da. falr to good 104c. New York. March 33. Butter Irregalar: fresh creamery, common to choice. 15!:.4c; state dairy 14S2IC. Cheese steady; small and large colored and white. SecL. 12c; da late-made lJ;c Chicago. March 21. Butter steady; creameries 14tr254c: dairies 124321e. Cheese eisyr. daisies He; twins IKjc; Young Americas lie. Sigxr. New York. March 2t- Sugar Haw firm: fair refining I n-Ocr centrifugal. M test. X lf-2-c Molasses sugar 2 23-22c: refined firm: crushed 5.23c: powdered 4-Ttc; granulate,! i.Se, FINE GROWING WEATHER ALARMS WHEAT BEARS. MARKET AT CHICAGO IS DE CIDEDLY WEAK. Conn. Is. Depressed in Svmpathy, 'Heavy Liquidation Aiding . Downward Tendency. Chicago. Mtrch it. Excellent growing weather In Kansas and Oklahoma took I40 off the pnee of wheat to-day. Corn closed sC down, oats Ho and provisions 3c to 15c WHEAT. Additional rainfall over a large section of the Southwest since Saturday Imparted weakness to the wheat market at the opening. May was down He to c at 91t-c to 934c. and July was off SSc to Httic at S7c to STHe. Other factors that tended to intensify the selling pressure ,were easier cables, liberal world's shipments and ah Increase in the amount on passage. The corablnatlcn apparently was too much for the majority of holders and in conse quence great quantities of long wheat were thrown upon the market. May wheat was neither wanted nor pressed for sale In any considerable quantity, but offer ings, small as they were, could not be placed at swiftly yielding prices. Within an hour the price of the May option had fallen to 91c. July. In the meantime, de clined to Sofjc. Shorts, who had put out wheat earlier in the day. then commenced to cover, causing a rally of about a cent In the price of both deliveries. On the upturn more wheat came out and the market again declined. There was no new of importance tosncouruge buying. A3 a result about the only demand throughout the entire session was from shorts who had proats in sight. Another slight rally from thU cause oc curred wunin tne last rew minutes- trad ing. The close was about steady, with May at 92c. July closed at StS4gS4c. Clearances of wheat and fiour were etmal to 3S.70G bo. Primary receipts were 715.- --w ou.. against ii.4t. ou. a year ago. The amonnt on passage Increased 1 4CO) Ira.. while the visible supply decreased 471.0f ou. .Minneapolis, trjiuttt and Chicago re ported receipts of S75 ears, compared with 41 last week and 419 a year ago. CORN. Weakness In wheat had a depressing In fluence on the corn market, causing heavy liquidation early In the day. which result ed In losses of le In July and nearly lHa In May. On the decline, however, there was good buying, both by shorts and commission houses, resulting In a rally. The principal bull factor was the unfavor able weather, which Is greatly hampering the free movement of the crop, although firm cables and a decrease In the visible supply were minor influences. Trading was mainly In the July .pjptlon. the near-by delivery being avoided owing to Its con- Sested condition. The close was steady, uly opened a shade to H'Stc lower at 50Sc to SOSc. sold between 494c and 30i &&)4e and closed with a loss of He at. SOHtfSffSc. May closed down Ho at sijic Local receipts were 195 cars, with 3 of contract grade. OATS. - Oats ruled comparatively firm In the face of the weakness In wheat. The fact that the cash demand for good oats showed no abatement and that the country movement Is still small was the chief rea son for the firmness. There was some liquidation early in the-day In sympathy w;tfc the heavy selling in wheat, but the cen'and was sufficient to prevent any great loss. Trading during the latter part of the session was largely .of a scalping na ture. The close was steady, with May 41r4c lower at 40c July opened He lower at 3"ic ranged between 2S4e and 33c. and closed wtt&ya loss of ?,c at 3Sc. Local receipts were 33 cars. RANGE of Firnrnrs - . Opening. Highest. Lowest. Wheat- Clcsini- 93 74 S44 914 904 334 04554 4943494 -J MS 334834 13.11 13.30 J.J24 !k4 Mar .. .9243934 914 July ...U4C4 4 Juiyt ...S7 874 S74 S-pt ...I1SWJ14 114 s-ptr ...$04si ii Com Mar ....!2Kff33 S3 azPi July ....5040504 30iS3O4 fl El SI4 49'. 304, 434 Oats- May .... 4340434 '3SHff33; July .. it 29 334 Sept. ..tiS334 S3S 334 Mav T3.9 15 !5i t? trti pjulv .... 13.40 13. C - 13.074 Lara Mar .... .ST4 fJTH -.S3 Jn-. T.10 T.124 T. Mar .... (.774 .24 .3 JtHj- .... S.JT4 (.374 - .$a Old. tNew. RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS. w. Rec- Floer. bbls txtiO Wheat, ba 29.40O Corn, ba jn.ieo Oats, bu i 232.400 Rye. bu..... .;. 14.00 Barley. -Ba ;i... so.904 Shlp. 33.1 3T.200 90.300 f3S.lC0 53.0H 14.709 PJtOVTSIONp. Provisions were Inclined to weakness en sell'cg by commission houses and packers. Lower prices for hogs at the yards, to gether with the break In wheat and corn. were the main bear Influence. Pork showed the greatest decline. Covering by shorts caused a fair recovery, the close fcclng steady, with May pork 15c lower at 313. 11). May lard closed 5c down at JS.92H; ribs were off TVjc at SS-TTt. No estimated receipts for to-morrow given out. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. New York. March M- Flour Receipts 24.JTJ; exports ZLX3: quiet and lower to sen. Rye fiour dolL Buckwheat fiour nominal. Corn H"VL5teajTi leuow Western Sl.l&l.t3: city g.lirSl.12. Rye dull. Barley quiet. Wh-at Receipts 5Ls7a. exports 34.37T; spot easy; Na 2 red Ji elevator: Na 2 red Sl.4lttl.0t f. o. b. afloat; Na 1 Northern Duluth 41.04 f. o. b. aflcat; No. 1 Northern Manitoba nominal f. o. b- ,5a?lt- . Heavy unloading incident to unus cany bearish news aboat demoralized the early wheat, breaking July nearly 2c Leading in fluences were lower cables, good rains in the Southwest, big- world's shipments and liquida tion. Near the close, however, prices rallied on a bullish Kentucky Stats report and left :,1Si'L?.t.JVT- ,UlIr i6W4c closed 3c; S4c. closed S34c- Corn Receipts M.S50; experts L0JS2; spot steady; Na 2 nominal elevator; ffi? afloat; No. r yellow I6c: Na 2 white 354c Options dull and featureless; May 3Te3S4c ciS3 SSHc: July closed I54c Oats-RecelpU I.W; exports 51: spot quiet; No. 2 oats 474cr standard white 4Sc-. Na 2 white 434c: NaT I white 4Sc Hay quiet. Hops easy; State cora moa to choice. la. rzsosc: 1302.. aagrrc: Paciac j"1- JU -tfAc; is-j. ;iir c el weak. Cat meats dun. Lard dull: reflned easy Pork quiet; short dear sl4.TSeiS.30. Tallow dulL w.-UMiarcu uii dull; prime yellow M4c Rj nrm. Chicago. March a Cash fllour easy. Wheat No. rsicr Na 2 red 92C95C Corn Na 2 aic: J.O. 2 yellow 524c Oats 234c- white 41c Kve Rye Ja 70a Barley Good feeding 3J340C Malt- hg Fair to choice 45.823c Seed Prime tim othy 33. CJover. contract grade, S10.50. Mess E?2i,.l Hfev 12S13.124- Larq-pr 100 Iba, 95-434-774. Short ribs sides (loose) S8.S0 J-S24. Clear sides, short ita.il. J7,25T.!7W. .. iiunj xjaajs oc nign wines, xi.23. Kansas City. March M. Wheat. May Sl'se: Inly7!S4e74c: cash Na 1 hard IT4OT4c-'Na 3 e4c: No. 4 TSCsoc: No. 2 red jjesi: No. JSafjOSc Corn May 4i4S4t4c: July 444e44'ic; cash No- 3 red t34e44c; No. 3 414S4te; Na 2 white 4344c: Na 1 42c Oats. No. 2- 23c; No. 3 3Sc: Na 2 mixed 40Mic Liverpool. Mirth 2L Spot wheat dull: Na 1 California Is 14d. futures steady: March nomi nal; Mar is 4d- Cera Spot firm: American mixed, new. 4 2Hd: American mixed, old. 4s 7d; futures quiet; March nominal; May 43 ITid. Hay Weak; choice timothy SM: choice PTBTie ST.T31JS.00. Rye. Na 2 4c Receipts Wheat 50,200: corn 3L200: oats 13.000. Shipments Wheat 93.400: com I4.4OT; oats 5,000. Peoria. March 2L Corn steady; Na 1 4440: Na 4 424c Whisky, on the basis of 91.23 for finished goods. . , " Minneapolis.' Minn, March' M. Wheat May 94e: July 944: Sept. Sl4c; on trk. Na 1 hard 954c; Na 1 Northern. 94'ic: Na 2 North ern 9I4c Flour First patenis S3.13fK.3; sec ond patents S3S3.1; first clears S3.60fi3.T3- ec ond clears S2.cei.T5. ' Toleda O.. March 21. Clever seed Cash and March H-ITta- April 35,574; Oct. $3.45-. Prime alslke 930. Prime timothy sr.43. Duluth, MSnn.. March 2L Wheat. In store Na I hard 954cr No. 1 Northern 94ic- No 2 Northern 914c: on trk. Na 1 hard 954c; No. 1 Northern 544cr Na 2 Northern 314c; May 93lc July 94Se: Sept- Sic Oats On trie, and to ar Milwaukee. Wis-. March 3. Wheat weak: Na l Northern 9JS99c: Na 2 Northern 3S9Tc: old July T4c Rye steady: No. I TftrTJe. Bar ter firm: Na 2 43c; sample 40490c Corn weak Na I 4CU474C: July M4c bldj ' Tne Visible. New York, March 2L The risible supply of grain Saturday. March 19. as complied by the New York Produce Exchange was; Wheat 32. 925.000 bu.: decrease 471,0)0. Corn 9.51X0OO bu. decrease S3S.00O. Oats 10.4S3.CO) bu.; decrease 5.000. Rye 9S0.9C0 ho.: decrease t.000. Earler x 4M.TO) bu.; decrease 84.000. -y , "Wool. London. March ZJ. There was the usual lare attendance at the wool aacticn sales to-dav. The general tone was firm, and crossbreds. tn km supply, sold spiritedly, with some tak ing by America. Lambs wool was firm, with locks and pieces finding ready sale. Cape of Good Hope and Natal wools were In fair de mand. Otferings- to-day numbered lLSOt bales. and there were few- withdrawals. The followmc Is the sale tn detail: New south- Wales, lsx) bales; scoured 104d61s Td: creasy 5Bioi, Queensland. -SOO hales: scouted Mtjls d- rressr 7449100. Victoria. SCO bales; scoured is idSTs S4d: greasy JdSIs .lid. South Australia. 2K) bales; scuuled Is 3jto1s 4d; greasy S4ir9'-d. West Australia. 700 tales: greasy T40u"d New Znians, T.OCQ bales; tccurtd (tjdSls ii; greasy 94eiSd- Cape of Good Rope and Na'aL 100 bales: greasy J8104. Chilean. 3rr tales; greasy 53d. St. L00U Cotton .Market. Spot market cttlet- Or.Tn.Try Good ordinary - Ltw "middltng '... Ihdillng Geo! middling Middling ralr Tinges and stains 484c off white. Galveston Spot market nominal 13. U4 144 144 14 134 : middling n-c: New Orleans Spot market quiet: middling 114.:. Mmohls Spot market net qucted. Receipts at principal points. G.ilvst.-n., 2.972 bales. New Orleans. a.M'i bales. Mobile, 129 bales. s'avannah. 1.317 tales. Charleston. 13 bates. Norfnlk. 3t bale. Houston. 2 7S1 bales. Memphis. LTIt- bales. Net ircelpts at an Ur!:ed States pcrts for thre days Tver 11.797 bale, aratnst U.W0 bales a week ago. and 3.317 tales In BOX Exports 3LSM bales, anlnst 44.SS7 bal's la 1303. Stocks tl.r.3 bales, against 513.390 bals In 1903. st. Louis warehouse statement: Stocks cc hand S-pt. 1 I3S3 -N-t r-erpes 13) Net receipts since Sept. t 51.030 Net hlpments 234 Nt shiDments since Sebt. I . ... 30C I3C2. 11.713 'i'4i 230 .) 2L3.5) 1.733 643,3 L95 C5.447 Mocks or: hand Gros3 receipts Gross receipts since Sept. 1 . Gro.s shipments Groes shipments since Sept. 1 . 21.732 754 ..444234 93 . .443.311 By Telegraph. New York. March a. -Cotton Spot clcsl steady: middling uplands 14.30c: middling gulf 14 73c: sales 3.57T bales. Futures cJ:sJ steady; March 13.97c. April II 93c: May 14.1Sc; June 14.25c. July tiJle. Aug 13.93c- Sept- 12-i2c. The market opened firm at an advance of 34 to 43 points en the old and cf 20 psluts 00 the new crt month in reason fo rnun. o-ttr cab!s than exp-cted, smaller estimates for the day's receipts and more confident feeling re garding the effects cf the Sully failure, whlca was reported not to b so severe as at first feared, while the announcement by Mr. Sully that he hooed to pav dollar for dollar and re sume In the near future tended t3 lessen ap prehensions that other hcu.s snluhl be un able to pull through. There was. however. little cotton still to b evened up. Evtlently many houses having leng lines beyond the power of their clients to protect with additional margins were unable to, or unwilling to. take tne havr losses that would have devolved upon them hai they sold at the low prices cf Fri day, and at the advances this retiming much cf this cotton came out. May on the call sold up to 14.40c. while Jutv soon after sold as high as 14.30c on covering and sicm demand said to be tec the account cf spot Interests and spinners, both foreign and domestic. But the liquidation soon brought about a reaction from the high points mentioned, and 3Iay broke through 14c to 11.3Sc. while July touched 14.17c Following this there xs a rally, but. in a gtnerat way. ths market ruled very Irregular aurtng the balance of the session and showed Uttle actual tendency either way The dose as steady at net unchanged prices, to an ad vance cf 3S points, with sales estimated at 30.Q00 bales. The trading seemed to be mainly of an evenlng-UD character Commisslon ncuseg generally are advising caution until the speculative atmosphere becomes clear, and their operations to-day appeared to be merely the closing off existing commltmsnts. There was some disposition among the room operators at first to buy in expectation of u further re action, but later it appeared as if these opera tors were takla In their long liner, owing pes siblr to rather full estimates for to-morrow's receipts at leading points and a fear that any further advance would cause a renewal cf ac tive liquidation. Receipts for the day were moderate at both the ports and Interior points and the port receipts were exctill slightly by the experts- Reports from the South told of a better spot demand and th indifference of sellers to the present prlcss. The local spot, market was unchanged at 14.50c with saiee, of 2.T7T bales to SDinners. Liverpool. March 31. Cotton Spot, moderate business done; prices 3ff points higher; American middling fair, 8.21; good middling S-20d: mid ling S.101; low middling 3d: good ordinary T.SOd ordinary T.TOd. The sales of the day were .0'10 bales, of which 3i'0 were for spe-tuiatlon and export, and included 3.500 American. Receipts 19.WII0 bales, all American. Futures opened firm and closed unsettled. American middling, g. o. e:: March T.5d: March-April 7.J3d: Annl-May T.S1. May-June TW. June-July 7 53d: Jury Aug. 7.34: Auy.-3-pt. f;M: Sepc-3ct. .TW; Oct Nov. .3Sd; Nov.-Dec. S.2S.1. Curb Grain Markets. St. Louis July wheat S2c. puts 113 ts tms 114c, and calls JTic to KTittie. ,.-. MUwaakeeWuly wheat (old): Puts SHtTS4c. and calls JS4c sellers. July wheat (new): Puts 934c and calls 74c. May corn: Puts 3140 514c: and calls 534-- July corn: Puts i4-ty 434e. and calls 304 n 51c Minneapolis May wheat 944 asked: puts S25JE334e. nd calls 934c astecV Eljrln Hotter Sfarket, Egin. 111.. March SL Butter rxled arm en ths Beard ot Trade to-day at 244e a lb., same as last wvek. Sales In the district for the week wen 43.300 lbs. Dried Frulfs, New Tcrk. March IL The market for evapo rated apples continued firm, common are quot ed at 4&54C: prime at 3Wf54e, choice at SS 4c and fancy at 7ST4C Prunes continue easy. with, holders evidently desirous cf moving sup piles at a mere rapid rate than demand at present affords- Quotations range from 345 44c according to grade. Apricots are In good demand for small lots, and the market con tinues arm. Choice are quoted at 94ttl0c; ex tra choice at 104t$104c and fancy at 11813c Peaches are steady to firm; choice are quoted at T4isT4c: extra choice at TH&sa and fancy at 945lvc Dry Goods. New York. March 2L la the dry goods mar ket the maintenance cf prices la the raw ma terial market has inspired frestt confidence la sellers of merchandise, and no evidence of weakness In any ouarter is apparent. Buyers have not been active and little Interest has teen shown In the course of the market. Job bers hare transacted onir a moderate business with near-by trade. Ears. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York. March 2L Eggs Receipts to-day were 22,19s cases. With considerable stock car ried over and confronted by heavy arrivals, sellers were nervous and the cpeamg sale to day were such as to lead to the supposition teat a mucn lower quotation man was axier ward adopted would prevalL The sales en the ooea call were 0 Western firsts at 15c; 130 Tennessee firsts at He; 100 Western firsts and U cases known marks at 144c which latter price was held to establish the market. Trade was quiet and restricted to current demands, for consumption, operators helng inclined to hold off and await to-morrow's arrivals. DtrO and checks were scarce. Duck eggs were in light demand. Western firsts 1440; Western secoods lc- Kentucky firsts ltSJS4c; Ken tucky seconds 154c: Tennessee aid Southern firsts 16c; seconds I3?154c: fresh Western dir ties Kcl checks 14c; duck ergs. Western 32U 34c: Kentucky. Tennessee 32g34c; ether South ern 30320: gocse eggs T5t?3c Philadelphia. March 21. Eggs HS4e lower; fresh near-by l4c at mark: ffreih Western lS4fxl7c: fresh Southwestern 1S4BU4: fresh Southern ltc. Kansas City. Mo.. March 2L irggs weak: Missouri and Kansas, cases ' r-turaed. 134c: new Na 2. whitewood case lac!udid. 144c- Chicago. March 2L Eggs easy; at mark, cases Included. 154c per dcx. Hides. 3uots dry fiint: Texas butcher (t lbs. and over), at l4e: fallen at 134c; an Texas light (under 14 lba- at 14ie: native arid Arkansas at 154e flatter en selection 14c for Na 1 and 14e for No. 2): sine at 9c; dry-salted at 13c: green-salted round at 7ic: good jflsscurl and Illinois 74c: green-salted en selection at S4e for No. 1 and T4e for Na 3: bulls or dad freen le ls; glue 4c Horse hides Green Na at 32.75: No. 2 at 11.73; colts, ponies and blues at p; all dry at T3c Far. 1 Raceoofl Opossum ; Xa. I Urge I 90 No. 1 urge .... o No. Lmeaium .... " Na 1 medium .,.. 30 No. 1 small ....... so Na 1 small ....... 13 No. 2 Na 2 IS Na 3 .............. 30 Na 3 5 "No. 4 -. I Trashy worthies. Mink Red Fox No. I large Lw Na 1 large ....... 2.00 No. 1 medium .;.. 1-19 No. I medium. .... 1.30 Na 1 email so No. ; 1.04 No. I ....... 7) Na J 50 Naj 33 Na 4 -. IST2S Na 4 13 Gray Fox Skunk Na 1 larg- ....... TO (Prime, as to sire.) Na 1 medium .... 50 Sack 7873 No. 2 35 M-.crt stripe -23.841 Na 3 -3 Narrow stripe 33.84.) Na 4 13 Broad stripe 1S1J Otter Texas 13i30 Na 1 Urge 1I513 Territory 23U41 Na 1 medium .... J.OO Blue cr unprtme less, t Na 2 s.co Wildcat 19030 1 No. 3 3.00 Civet cat..... 25 Na 4 , Ija Badger STS I Wolf House cat 54313 J Prairie, round 30SJI Bear .. $14912 Timber S0C240 Muskrat 13-ttHlBeavsr 187.00 Northern 30 per cent more than foregoing. " Wool. Ma and I1L (Med. (f!eeces.20 C34 Med. comb. S; cloth, mxd.. 14?23 Clothing -204O21 .Jeri. irajs-j..au Hfl3a Burry i 15 QII4 (Hard burrj-....U 8114 I North, ft Western t Bright meel 19 era Low a- brald.J) etO Burrr 4 elear.r74rjis Run v ....IT imnt mea..M.ia 019 ei34! Light fine. It CttH 4JIT4 Heavy buck 19 en. II4 ' Tub-srastied Hard burry....I3 Light fine M Heavy fine 14 Lamb ....... ...19 194 Na I .... ..S0431 xexi. 1- - st ut Mid, 13 tno...U C23 Mei. ear matt 6154 coarse & Iow..l4 als Light fine 14 ei4 Heavy sandy. Ji .13 Ark- at Southern Na I . '24 IP Burrr ...... 20 Angora Ooat Hair Lmg ........J4 ea Short ......Z1 ga Low and hurry less. Hearst Start Paper In Hoston. Boston. March: H. The first iniltlon of a dally newspaper established lry William K. Hearst appeared In this city to-day un der the-'name "Hearst's Boston American and New York JouraaL" To-day's edi tions comprised twenty-four plges of ad vertising; and reading matter, presented In a style similar to that of Mr. Hearst' New York paper. Receiver for Maryland Bank. Cumberland. Md-. March 3. Receivers were to-day appointed for the Miners and Merchants' Savings Bank of Ionaconlng. wmcc cas umw on ueposit its lalitrre being consequent upon that tit the City irust anu xanaiiia KMuzpaay os rtaltl' more, which ors-anized the Loniconlnjr tn- -I sureuoa. . , SUMMARY OF ST. LOUIS MARKETS Wheat values were sharply on the downturn early in yesterday's session. For a time the feeling was decidedly bearish, but later a portion of the loss was wiped out and there was a better feeling at the close, though final prices were well below those of Saturday. Weather conditions cut an Important figure la the trading. Rains had fallen over the greater portion of the winter belt and there were prospects of rising temperature everywhere. Cables also weredlsappointing to the beving side and for eign statistical news was mainly bearish. One of the Important Items In the Infor mation was an Increase In the volume of world's shipments. Indicating that Europe was drawing on other countries as well as on America for her supply of foodstuffs. Liverpool was weak at the opening and Continental markets showed very little strength. Professional sellers were active at the opening and they lost no opportunity to hammer the market. Considering the volume of the offerings, they were fairly weU absorb! by scalpers and profit-takers, and this sort cf buying caused a late advance above the low point. Corn followed the lower opening of wheat, hut at the close July showed consider able independent strength and closed with a slight advance. The May option had lit tle support. The general rains were bullish in so far as they rendered the roads Im passable in many sections of the belt. July whe.it opened ISc off and closed 14c off. July corn opened 4c off and closed tjc up. May oafs closed 14c cp. Receipts of produce were moderate and Frlces of fruits and vegetables were gen erally firm. Local securities were fairly active, with Interest mainly la tractions, which were slightly lower. Testerday's bank clearings were 19.53.115. balances a,7,(K5. Discount rates were, steady between 3 and 6 per cent Spot cotton was quiet In the local market. RAIN IN WINTER BELT BREAKS WHEAT PRICES. MARKET RALLIES THE CLOSE. SEAR Corn Opens Easy, bnt It Has Good Late Snpport or Re ported Bad Roads. Rain In many of the winter wheat States formed the fcas'3 for a bearish market yesterday. The bears had futures well la hand during the greater part of the-es-slon. but toward the close there was enough buying to wipe out a portion of the earlier losses and to cause a slight Improvement In the general tone. Ca bles were weak and world's shipments were large and statistical news was gen erally favorable to the selling side. Mod erate local recetpts and scattered damage reports had a tendency to steady values In the last hour. The visible supply of wheat the past week decreased iTLttO bu.. against a de crease of LfllLCCO bu. in 13C3. St- Louis stocks decreased SCS.uCO bu. and Chicago decreased 64.9J) bu. Total visible suppry 35JXS.A bu.. against 3S,ja5.0 bu. a wees: ago ana 4auoo,A.V Cu. la IS0B. Wheat on ocean passage afloat for Eu rope the past weelc reported at 4O.ieU.0W bu.. against 39.2SO,GGO bu. a week ago. Increase L230.000 bu. World's shipments of wheat to Europe the past wees: reported at 1040.00) bo., against lO.LLVAO bu. a week ago and 9, J3.Q0O bu. In 1903. July wheat opened 1H off and sold at: S2c S14c JTic. S2c S24C S24eS24c S24C cc S24c 32c. H4c Slvc. si4ai4e 114c. Ia. tx. S14c S14C slV. Sic 14c IHaC Si4c S14c 314c S14SU4C, S14c Sentiment in corn was rather mixed. The market shared the weakness of wheat early In the session. Later the wet weath er had a bullish effect and the July op tion closed with a slight advance. The visible supply of corn the past week decreased 33&000 bu.. against a decrease of 173,M0 bo. in 1908. St. Louis stocks de creased a bu. and Chicago increased H4.C0O bu. Total visible supply 9.511.000 bu.. against 9o7.;o bu. a week ago and 10l-St.-.ono bu. In 1903. Corn on ocean passage "? for Eu rope the past week reported at 9,94S,0W be, against 9,..i,0CO bu. a week ago. Increase 170.0CO bu. World's shipments of com to Europe the past week reported- at J,T3L00O bu., against 1937.d bu. a.weelc ago and t3)LC bu. m 19-k. July corn opened He off and sold atl C 4T4C. 474c 4Tc 4T4C 474c 4T4. Receipts of wheat at St, Louis 43.SCO bu.. against 3S.T00 ba. of which 11 cars local and 9 cars through, m 190B. Receipts of wheat at primary points 71S.C00 bu-. against 437.WJO bn. In 1303. and smrment9 Jli,CC0 hu., as against 1S3.CC0 bu. Northwest received E44 cars, against 39) cars m im. cmcago received 23.3U. ou. and Kansas Cty K.SXI bu. Clearances J39.0 bu. Receipts of com at St. Louis m50O hu. of which 109 cars local and 4S cars thrtrus-i. zs against ITLfflO bu., of which SM sits. and bo cars local and 123 cars through, in 1903. Receipts of. corn at primary points 43"". 0C0 ba against 4SS.0CO bu. In 1903, and ship ments as,uu du.. as against 323.cn) oa. Chicago received 3C3JC0 bo. and g"" City 33.100 bu. Clearances 1JT.00O htr. The visible supply of oats the past week decreased e.CCO bu.. against a decrease ot Uitu) ou. in I9U5. St. Louis stocks in creased 14.000 bu. Total visible supply 10.69a000 bu against 10.SM.CCO bu. a week ago and T4SI.CO- bu. In 1S03. Receipts of oats at- St, Louis 99.900 ho of which 71 ears local and 1 cars through, against 139.300 bu.. of which JS cars local and 32 cars through. In 13C3. Receipts of oats at primary points SH. OOD Su against 569.000 bu. in 1903, and ship ments 42.000 bu.. against 373,000 Bu. Clear ances 5,000 bu. Cash Grain. Floor, Etc. WHEAT Na J red sold at SLcasi lo cai and $L04XeL054e destination: Na 3 red nominally 53c and SI. 01. and acid at $1; Na 4 S8?c: Na 2 hard sold at Ssejlc: Na 2 hard at SS-rSJc and extra fancy at 91c but off grade offered at S4c; No. t hard at TsS4c; Na ; white spring at 94c; Na 3 white spring, nom inally sec Basis local Na 3 at i3g4c and Na 2 white 434c switched elevator. Destination Na 2 at 47c for old. No. I at 44343c for soft to choice; Na 4 at 40g42c no grade at 37e33c Na 3 yellow at 444c- Na 2 white at 434c Na I white at 4I4&44V-. RYE S3c for No. S. FLAXSEED Spot nominally S2.eS. FLOUR Red winter: Patent S4.3S12S: straight S4.T0g4.90: extra fancy S4.3304.63; dear at sue 4.19. foregoing tn wood: low to medium grades at S2.T34J3.23 in Jute. Hard flour In jute sks.t Patent 3X9004.-5; straight S3.53.e3.73: clear 13-13 8X40: extreme low grades at S2.52.75: spring ELtent S4.50e24.C5 hulk. Foregomg prices for t in wood from, first bands, trk. or depot this side. Orders higher. RYE FLOUR Pare Jobbing way. at S3.90 m Jute sks. and S4J0 m wood; mixed and Inferior CORN MEAL. ETC. T. o. 0-rCity meal J2.S9; grits, hominy and pearl meal X2.S0. BRAN No bids or offers. At mill bran eus at I547SSC and shlpststf at SLCS. HAT Market basis E. trk.: Timothy . Choice C3: Na 1 311.SOC12.50: No. s $9-811: No. J ISO 1. Clover Na I $10: Na 2 $9.309.30 for heavy mixed: choice No. I $9.69.50: Na I S-eS-Sa. STRAW Wheat and oats on trk.. $7. LEAD AND SPELTER-Lead at 34.4094.424: spelter H sa WHISKY-On basis cf $1,314 for hlghwtne. St. Loals Fatnre? Price. Closed Ranged Closed Saturday. Yesterday. Yesterday. Wheat May . 914 a 90 8914 904 Joly J24 S14-4-i24' S2a Sept, -91 b ....?. 794 b Corn May 44 b 434H4 , 4348434 July T4b 47 44474 474 a Oats May -234 b V - 39 a Stocks of Grsla In Store. Yesterday.Sutnrday. Last Yr. Wheat i.20B.4 4.2240 2.47LJ43 corn -u.it: Oat SK3X) Rye .....- 7,4-5 Barley ttlC No. 2 red wheat...J.51S.413 No. 2 hard wheat.. 29T.S93 Na z mixed corn.. 249.9t$ Na 2 white com.. 2c3,779 Na 2 yellow corn.. S293 Na 2 mixed cat.. . No. 3 rye.......... 2.S27 (39.311 IH.I21 37.527 El.aj 1.934 37.911 12.919 753 2.S27.072 I.m79 30045 3S.177 232J60 94.J79 2l2,913 I.9M C.4S3 2.7S3 20.5S4 44.C23 4.994 19.015 Produce. Butter Higher fcr test grades Creamery Extra 254tj2Scr firsts 22813c: second 20c. Ladle-packed Extra lie; firsts lie Dairy packed Fancy neioc: poor to fair 13c Coun try roll Cholc-e 13c; packed and ordinary U4c; grease stock 4tj3c Eggs Received XI2I pkgs. local aad S.IIS pkgs. through: shipped 19,013 pkgs.; market 144c cases includel: 134c case count. Chees Northern, on orders: Twins at lie: singles 114c: daisies I14cr Toung America ll-c: long- corns 114c; New York twin 114c: llmburger Iltllfc: poor 7S9c; Swiss 13c for choice. Na 2 at togile: hnck 12t124c Provlslonsu Pcrk. f. o. h. New standard mess In jobbing way closed nominally at $13.20. Lard Choice steam on Et side cioed nomi nally at S.45.:: kettle-rendered 748540. Green Ham. Etc Car lots held f. o. b. E. side thus: Hams IO-av. at 94c; 12s at 94c; Us and IS at 94c: 13s a: 94c; 20s at 104e Skinned Hams IS and 19023s ICSc- 23ls at 104c: tjalirernias at t4S4e: New York shoul ders (10tJ12-av.) at fiic From the block. deL: Hams at 9c t? 94c for run cf house: bellies at To to 94c as la average; California at c; New York shoulders at c D. S- Meats To. arrive, loose cured Cribs clceed rcmlnattv; 4043-av. at 7c and 50-av. .S3c c a. f. Bxd- lot m Jobbing way ranged: Extra shorts at THc e"rli 74c abort clear at 74c: bellies at 9c to 9e. putts at 4c. rat backs at (4c standard backs at 74c Orders charged higher. Sacaa-BxJ, s c xztati ts a JctWrg war rang-d: Br-alfast bacon at frcm 13c frr hlvy 5? .J.. for chole- l:gh:-. hams at He to lie; Callfcrnias at T4ET4c- New Tcrk shculd-rs at T4c. Plain smoked bid. lots la a lobbing way rmsr-d: Extra shorts at fSc: c'nts at "ic. short clear at S4c; belllea at 34c to 114c: plaie at T4c tat baks at T4c; s-andard backs at S4c Dealers charg-d higher en or-d-rs. Olec-tinre Nominal at 7BT4c Tallow Firm. Country Na I run at 5c; Na 3 do. at 44c cake at S4c Packer's prtn nemlnat at 34g54c- Gr-aseQnote small irregular lot country Brown 34c: rellow 34634c and white 44c to 4c. latter for choice We qucte packers stock nominally Brown 4S14C yellow 4464!kc white 34r3Uc Be-f-On orders: Bbld. Plate STjO; roll and Fulton 3Iarket 530: nni so. Dried, rer lb. St 134c: inside Ite: knuckle I3c. outside 9c Tcngues II4c to 144c per lb. Live Poultry Turkeys Average receipts 13c. Chickens Hens and young sound 104c Old roosters 5c Ducks 24c. Geese iETc capons H8M lbs.) 15c- capens. light. Italic. Guinea chickens t-r dcx- S2. live pigeons and squabs. re- doz.. 75c Dressed Iced Poultry Turkeys: choice et light medium at 13c; choice heavy at 12c Chickens Spring crhens at 13ew4c: rocs:er at 4c Ducks 14c G"ese 763C Foregoing figures are for choice only. Gam Ducks, undrawn, per dcx: Mallards 32.30: bluewlng teal S3.30: greenwing teal 32: cued an.1 wood SL25. Jacksnipe SL25. Rabbita Choice fresh, per doz 50c Opceouna, each. 15c to toe Fresh Fish Black bass at He: erartae at (o for small and 9c for large: dressed cat 3c: spoonbill cat 44c; bull heads, dressed Sc and gros3 e: buffalo, gross 3c dressed 5c: Ger man carp, dressed 4c large gross 24c and small dreseed 3c; sunfish 3c: white perch 2c Veals tjuote at fr&54c ter lb- for choice to fancy.' heretics aad thin at 3G34c; sheep at 2 634c; old bucks and ewe at 24fi3c: lamb at ie54e thin lamb not wanted. Frnlts and Vegretable. The Republic quotations are far lots In first hands, unless otherwise specified. Small lots en orders are cnarged higher. APPLES per bbi-: Eastern Baldwin, spy and greenlng$2.73t3: klng-t: mixed variety, choice. $2.332.73: seconds 31.73S2J0: Western Ben Da vis, wtaesaps. wlliowtwig. Roman b-anty. etc $363.13 for choice. $22S fcr second; genltinsr TANGERINES Florida, m dcuhl bis.. 339 5) for choice. . OR.07GES Florida bright or russets S3-259 2Ja per box. deL; California navels $Li5 fur choice to $23 for fancy at auction. PINEAPPLES Steady. Cfctaa $283 per dos-j Florida $3.5.)t;t per crate. GRAPE FP.CIT Flonia at SSCT per box. LEMONS California en trk, $2 for choice to $2.80 for fancy at auction; new MeaHna from tore $351-50. LIMEs Per 1M. n.3032. BANANAS Quotable at S33 a bunch ea or der. COCOANCTS Per LOCO. E. trk.. $30; Jeobmsj way. S2.S0 per M- STRAWBERRIES-Qaote ytorlda refrlgeratrr stock at IDi&sac per quart, according to condi tion: Texas vestlUted crates. $3.75 for chotca to 34.75 for fancy ripe per C gallcca. POTATOESOn trk. in car lots: wtseecsea rural 94514 c, and Michigan 9S397c; Wlsccnsfa red stock 9092c; Colorado ski. rural HSSScasd triumph $uoeL23; Ncrthera early Ohio $3isa UI: Red River M.2S: rc 1xi2ai.es. ONIONS-Red globe, aid.. J1&L2J deLj rl Weathersfield and yeOew. ki. $1 par bn. SL CABBAGE New Tcrk. Danish and BoCasil e-d frora.SSeSS) for chefce to fancy tser ten. deL On criers 140 per Ew Bad cahhaz Sa per lb- CUCUMBERS Eastern hethouse. fancy hUTC $19L30: New Orleans Tgl.Tf par desex Slcr lil bu. bx. S3VSCe3.7S. TOM.VTOES Florlca SSeSS far 27a tr 8 for choice to S2J0 for fancy. BEETS Home-grown Oc psr'bc leecsr; Nrw Orleans 40e doa.: Lontsiana (snaalD 23c LETTUCS-Nw Orleans head lettuce 3641 per bbl.: Florida choice S2-254S2U9 Pr "1 : I l-fVi- Xur gy W 1 i T- C331Ck CARROTS Home-enswa 6O0 bu. tec New Orleans 43e sr dox, TURNTPS Bims-crowa par bet, ch) JSc. Cat 2S)cr New Orleans 4Se per cox. bancir- PARSNIPS Hora-grcwn teSTSo per bunea and S2. bhL 47ELERY Caafcrtaa, per crate, white pr-- $3.73. and golden heart a: $3S1-15: celery roots 2StJ40c per doz.: New Orleans SStCa per das. bunches. STRING BEANS Dun: Florida, roend srreea. ehoie. $12562.50 per bu. - SQUASH New Cuban tt JO per tt-feo. erata. SWEET POTATOES Steady: Bemrsda teej Queen soejtScr yellow Nanemocd 7075c: red Nansemond 90c; infyili 2-4-fcu- -beet Caeea of fered at 40c SPINACH Steady: Nrw Crltacs SSo jmr dcx. bunches: IulstaTT 4Ce per Cos.: hexce-gl'-u toesoc ter bo. Iccsa. SAUERKRAUT aty make: Kegs SUB; half bbls. 34: bbl. $7.33 and casks (45 gala) $23. HORSERADISH-ChoJe 339w0' pej-bol. sa orders. BRUSSELS SFROTJTS-Chotce at 33a per quart. GREEN PEAS Otferings peer and rtEjrtcf; from 50tatI-50 per hamper. L3i7KS New Oleaca 25c per dcx, Bcncztes. SPANISH ONIONS New $tls per crat. crate. RUTABAGAS In hulk. 43c bo. 5L PAR9LBY New Orleans SS20c p,. tat. Louisiana 25c per dox. CAULIFLOW TER-CallforaU $232.30 jser RADISHES New' Orleans, per dox. 40c far red to 43c tor white; Louisiana, 2-X-csl -, $2-23. SHALLOTS New Orleans togeao per do. bunches; Louisiana 40c per dox. ENDIVES New Orleans $t3o per hbL MUSTARD GHEms Louisiana and New Or leans 45c per dox. KOHLRABI New Orleans S5C per dcs. 'for large and 2Cc for small bunches. PEPPERS Steady: Florida (s 14 for choice. GUMBO Choice Florida $3.54 per (-basket crate. EGGPLANT Florida t $2.tS3 per erata. KALE Arkansas sks. rl?23 for choice. Mlscellanroxts Markets GRASS SEEDS Quote current receipt f country lots, per 100 lb.: Timothy at S2xsto $2.73; redtop at $1 to $3.50; Hungarian at XL2S. u -lm; miuex ac m to if ..; urcsr) are charged higher. WHITE BEANS On E trk.. ta ear tats: Choice hand-clcked pea offered at H-SSCl-M per bu.: machine-ptcked at $l.I30r.I7. acdpiLu at $1.70121.75, From tcre: White- beans at CM to $2.33 for choice hand-picked pes; poorer grades-less: Lima at 4tJ44-c c-tr lb.; lentils at e4c: Caltfcznla pink at 14e: biacasyc at C.Siel.70: spUt peas at $2. and Scotch at $2-20 per ba STOCK PEAS Whlyewrw in sEs; at SU to sijs per bu. Other kinds nominal, SORGHUM-CANE- SEED Latest gala at.SU per Mr) lbs, fcr peer to $1 for prime. ONION SETS-Latest axle at $1 J per bo. SUNFLOWER SEED Quota S2J0 p-r 2W Zb. HEMP SEED Latest sal at 33.73 per- X lbs. CASTOR BEANS $3.40 per tra. for tltus ta car Tots on trk:; $LI for small ernasttaea. DRIED FRUIT Apples Sun-dried quarters) at 344c? evaporated at 4c to 5c; ceres aad reelings at 14e tn 14c: chops at ISe to IHC Peachee at 3-c to 34c FEATHERS Prime white live gees ta small sks. 3Sc and In Urge sks. Sse: prime gray do. 41c is small and 40c In Urge ska: old white 44 C44c: x soetfc: XX Sfflrsc: XXX I4lfc: XXXX Sc: tare 10 per cent on small ska. and 2c on larze. Duck White 42c; dark 30c Turkey. Tall 20c: wing 9c: pointers 5c; wine and tail and oornters Sc: bed- (dry) Sc ROOTS Per lb.: Gmseng at 4J0 to $3; rem my. weery etc. less; ladr slipper Sc; seneca 53c; pink tie: golden seal (Sc: black 4"-4c; May apple 5c: nake 33c: white snake worth 24c: angelica Sflic: wahv bark of root. Sc: bark oc tree 24c: blood 6c: blue flax; 3c: sassafrasbark: e-i ... 5 . rii . . e SHEEP PELTS Full-wool pelts TSctfC; shearing 10c to 33c; Umba at 30c to Soc; dry. falln- etc. 10IIC per lb. ( BEESWAX Unchanged at ISc per lb. for prta-r LINSEED OIL Quotable at 4Tc per gal. for raw and 41c fcr boiled: Ic per gaL less on car Ict. POP CORN too B.. en cob. wMts Rica ST t7LW: mixed at 73c. SCRAP IRON AND METAL Per Ba: Wrought iron 313: heavy east 940; malleable feet and breakable 40c: stove 33c; nght brats S3; heavy brass $9; cosper I): xtnc $2; lead $3.50; oewter $72. SALT E. side medium at $2: granulated S5o per bbt: Sc mor- per bbt, tls side. BROOM CORN tjected at $65 to $193 per ton: no sale. EMPTY BARRELS Coal oIL tarpentxa sd gasoline SL05-. vinegar Tn: black o SOc; Bn seed. light and varnish 90c: machine 90c: su gar 13c: whlskx socr do. half bbls. eic: wtn Si; sauerkraut loetOc: pickle 40S0c: Seer ISc; molasses 20c; lard tcs. 43c: 23c off fcr each broken head: 2t-c each hcop missing: RAGS. ETC Per ICO Ib.- Country rsgs at 73c Olii rope Na 1 mantU at SL2S; Na 2 at 5tc Rubbers at $54353. PEANUTS Farmers" stock, per lb.: Red 1H fJTer white at 24C24C CHESTNUTS Itahan at Sc per lb.; "VTrgtnla at 12c. PECANS Western at S4e: Texas at Stc- DRIED FRUITS-Que nornmaHy; Apples-Sun-dried qu at 2c to 34c; evaporated' at 4c to 5c: waste at 14c to 1 4c Peachee at 34 jmc. MAPLn LUGAR-Onote at Sc to He rer lb HONEY Comb at 10c ta 12c: choice Colorado at Itc; tralned and extracted at 444c ta bbs. and 5c tn cans. COOPERAGE Quote en order for rremnt denveryr Lard tea. 1X50 for vrrwd-bcrad. SLX24 tor s-oocp. iren-ccuna ana li-f.s tor s-Ecep ca; ck perk bbls. $7.50 for wool and $2-20 fcr iren bcuad; ash nork bbls. JX3 fcr wood-borxad: oleo te. SI 30 for S-fcocp: kraut bbia si; do half bbU. 73c: da kegs S8c: 6a. casks, H.43: slack-wort . -hoop- flour 42c: 6-hoep da oc: round-hoop do. 41c; l-hccp sugar (3a; s hcop da t3c; mUl-run sppl 33c; No. 3 de ts; sua: 3c; t-iacp lhs lie; t-toc Osvaa. . Ji