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WEEK'S RESUME OF BOSTON'S WOOL MARKET. LITTLE CHANCE IN PRICES Holders Not Making Concessions to Meet Buyers' Demands, Although Some Shading Is Reported. Sales of wool for the week on the Boston market aggregated 4,692,000 poands. Included in this were 2,850, 000 pounds of territory at from 15 to 21 cents. The demand for wool is generally quiet, but the volume of 'business transacted the past week toots up a very fair total, owing to the moving of a lew good sized lines of territories by three of four houses and of a large line of low Australian crossbreds, the latter being for shipment abroad. Ru mors of other large sales are current, but they cannot be traced to any relia ble source, and wool merchants gen erally, including some of those Who ordinarily do a large business, when there is any large business going, re port trade as very inactive, says the American Wool and Cotton Reporter. The season thus far has been a dis appointing one, as manufacturers are still determined to pursue a conserva tive policy in the purchasing of wools, especially those making worsteds, as the condition of the goods market has not been such as to warrant Stem doing otherwise. Rather Unusual Transaction. The sale of crossbreds referred to, it is understood, was to Bradford top makers, who are absolutely in need of stock to fill orders for tops which they have actually taken. They have sold short and are obliged to go into the market and secure woois on the best terms which they can. The wools which were plurchased for their 'account *in this market were bought prior to the recent heavy advances on this grade of stock. These ad vances have been so great that they afforded the owner of these wools, which have been in bond for some time, an opportunity to sel them for reshipment at a good profit, a larger' profit, in fact, than could. be secured on this side of the water, and the holder took advantage of this oppor tunity. The amount thus disposed of is estimated at about 1,600 bales, and is the-, first sizable amount of this kind of wool which has been sold and reshipped to England since the boom year of 1899. Fine Wool More ,Active. While medium and quarfr-blood wools still receive the most active call, a better movement is developing in fine wool, both foreign and domestic. Fine. Australian, fine pulled, fine fleeces and fine territory are contribut ing proportionately more to the total volume of business reported than was the case a few weeks ago, and holders of the finer grades are feeling more encouraged, although the demand is not as great as many members of the trade hoped it would have been long before this. A number of consumers who have come into the market report that the tendency is toward the finer goods, and according to latest advices from London a strong feeling exists among people well posted that the trade. is to turn more to fine wools. And yet the expectation is that cross breds will open higher at the next London auctions, which begin Novem AMUSEMENTS Billings Opera House Tuesday, Oct. 27. *'Better than Charlie's Aunt" WILLIAM E. GORMAN'S Furiously Funny Farce A Friend of t1e Family1 (fwri the German of Robt. Pohl .;: da td for the English stage Jb . .. . M. Skinner. M re Laugs thab Jane" Johnson Baraum RS, 4ue to e equreete of top "iriakei,. * 'aiaho ' ;aohort. It may be stated that tt these sales the avail able quantities wil be unlimited, but latest advices indicate that they will probably amount to about 80,000 bales, which is a remarkably small amount even for a November series of auc tions. Sales and Prices. Among the purchasers of the last week In the market some of the large mills have been represented, including a well-known dress goo4s mill and a Philadelphia concern, both of which are reported to nave 'bought quite freely of territories, especially the former. Fine and fine medium terri tories were taken, as 'well as medium, some choice stock bringing full prices. There is quite a wide variation in prices quoted, due largely, of course, to the difference in the shrinkage and character of the wools sold, but,as a rule, holders of wools have not made any material concessions during the past week. It is impossible to secure any advance in price, but on the other hand, consumers have found it pretty difficult to make any marked impress on prices. Holders of fine medium teritories have in the past found more trouble in moving their stock than holders of fleeces and other lines, and are conse quently more ready to meet consum ers' ideas than are holders of medium and quarter-blood stock, but they are not yet ready to make the concessions which some consumers think they ought to make and who are predicting that fine medium territories will sell at 45c, clean. They have not yet touched that quotation, although sales of short Utah fine medium are report ed within the range of 46@47c, clean. On the other hand, sales of fine and fine mediums, choice stock, are re ported by some houses as high as 50 @52c, clean. Of course the holders of these wools naturally welcome any improvement in the demand for the finer wools, in view of the good-sized stocks which some of them are carry ing of these grades, and the stiff prices which many of them pala for their wools in the interior early in the season. Texas, California and Georgia. There is considerable inquiry for fine 12 months' Texas, which is in light stock. Eight months' Texas is selling to some extent at 17c, to cost 50c, clean. Growers are still shear ing in i'exas, but some of the wools arq on the market and are held at 13c, which means a clean cost,. landed, of about 43c. None have been bought as yet, however. Reports of detect con tinue to be received, it being stated that the wools are more burry and seedy. California wools are still moving slowly, and the business transacted the past week has been small in vol ume and insignificant. Prices are un changed. Some very choice, light, northern California is said to have sold as high as 23%c; other wools have sold at 17@18c. Some of the choice wool was for use in very fine felts. There is some inquiry for Georgia wools, and some business is pending, but Georgia wools are pretty well oul of stock. For'best Georgia 24%c ih reported to be bid. Territories. A larger business 'has been trans acted in territory wools, but it has been in spots. Thus, while some of the territorial houses report practical ly no business at all, a few others re port a very good trade, one house in particular claiming to have sold quite a large amount. In the neighborhood of a million pounds is said -to have been disposed of between two houses. Another house is credited with having sold quite a large line of old Montana, of which there is said to be still some on the market. One house sold about a quarter of a million pounds, almost entirely fine and fine medium, Wyom-' ing and Utah. Rumors of sales-of larger amounts than are included in our list it is impossible to verify, al though it is possible that some good sized trades are pending. The sales comprise Utahs, Idahos, Wyomings and Montanas. There is a better demand for fine wools, and some choice staple stock is said to have sold as high as 54@55c. The bulk of the business done has been in fine and fine medium clothing within the range of 46%@50c. Fine and fine medium Wyomings and Utahs have sold at 49@50c for good wools. Strictly clothing fine me dium Utah has sold at46@47c; aver age fine and fine medium Idaho at 48@49c; fine medium Montana at 49 @50c; strictly fine clothing at 50@ 53c, and strictly fine staple at 53@ 55c. One large dress goods mill took several hundred thousand pounds of Montana, both graded and in the orig inal bags, the wools running to the finer grades, staple clips, within the range of quotatione given. Medium Wyoming and utah wools have sold at 19c in the grease, and some light wools at 20c, the clean cost being 45@46c. Quarter-bloode still sell free SUDDEN CHANGES -.- Of Temperture have Killed People a THAT IS WHY YOUR STOVE IS IMPORTANT a dM- dW- dm- SCOLE'S ORIGINAL Hot Blast Stoves - Keep the Temperature Even. The House e is Always the S e Day and Night -dl- This Because They Burn All the Fuel aud Radiate all the Heat. dA THE FIRE NEVER GOES OUT. dM- dp = ASET UP. I YOUR HOUSE ON APPROVAL dBILLINGS HARDWARE CO.I gSS SUCCESSORS TO A. L. BABCOCK HARDWARE CO. Thi~iiUU^UUUUUis eas hyBr l h ue u aiUUUUUUU al ^ et ly at 20c in the grease, and even bet ter, to cost 42@43c, clean. Receipts and Shipments. The receipts of wool in Boston this week, last week and for thie corre sponding week last year were as fol lows: This week-10,285 bales domestic; 4,124 bales foreign. Total, 14,309 bales. Last week-9,052 bales domestic; 2,764 bales foreign. Total, 11,816 bales. Last year--8,095 bales domestic; 2,917 bales foreign. Total, 11,012 bales. The total receipts since January 1 have been 568,489 bales domestic and 177,873 bales foreign, against 658,850 bales domestic and 122,571 bales for eign for the corresponding period of 1902. This is a decrease of 90,361 bales domestic and an increase of 55,302 bales foreign. Shipments of wool for the week ending October 19 are as 'follows: Tuesday, October 13, 426,605; Wednes day, October 14, 1,519,740; Thursday, October 15, 1,854,520; Friday, October 16, 760,965; Saturday, October 17, 484,868; Monday, October 19, 648,472. Total, 5,695,170. This shows an increase of 1,683,523 pounds over the shipments or 4,011,647 for the previous week. Since January 1 the total shipments amount to 194, 997,649. Sales. The sales of the week amount to 4, 017,000 pounds domestic and 945,000 pounds foreign, making a total of 4, 962,000 pounds, against a total of 4, 570,000 for the previous week, and a total of 6,270,000 for the corresponding week last year. The sales since Jan uary 1 amount to 175,392,000 pounds, against 195,451,000 pounds for the cor responding time last year. Ran a Ten Penny Nail Through His Hand. While opening a box, J. C. Mount, of Three Mile Bay, N. Y., ran a ten penny nail through the fleshy part of his hand. "I thought at once of all the pain and soreness this would cause me," he says, "and immediately ap plied Chamberlain's Pain Balm and occasionally afterwards. To my sur prise it removed all pain and soreness and the injured parts were soon heal ed." For sale by all druggists. IFor Sale. My ranch, sheep, etc., for sale, as follows: Two ranches, 200 tons hay, 8 head horses, 3 wagons, 3 sets har ness, 4,000 head sheep, 85 head bucks; good water and grass, and good winter range and shelter; range for 10,000 head sheep. Will sell at a bargain. CHARLES O'NEAL, 51-4 Wibaux, Mont. For Sale GHEAP Two Good Heating Stoves Gazette Office. BANK LOOTED . BY BURGLARS CRAFTSMEN INVADE SLEEPY BRITISH COLUMBIA TOWN. ESCAPE WITH THEIR BOOTY Charge of Giant Powder Easily Opens Safe--Awakened Citizens Ar rive Too Late. Portland, Ore., Oct. 26.--AT special to the Evening Telegram from Sheri dan, B. C., says: At 3 o'clock this morning bandits entered the banking house of Scoggins & Wortman at this place, blew open the safe with giant powder, secured $7,000 in coin and made their escape before the sleeping residents of the town could be, aroused. The bank is situated in a brick building in the center of town and was established 12 years ago. The princi pal depositors are the farmers of the surrounding country. Considerable business had been transacted on Sat urday and it was generally supposed that a large amount of coin was on hand. The robbers took the most opportune hour for their work as the town was deep in slumber and en veloped in a dense fog. No watchman was on duty as there never has been any need of guarding property. Were Quiet About It. The quiet manner in which the men worked enabled them to force the doors of the bank and drill a hole near the combination sufficiently large to insert a heavy charge of giant powder and blow the door of the safe from its hinges, but not heavy enough to wreck the building. The shock of the explosion awaken ed Mayor E. H. Eakin, who lives over ,his store diagonally across the street from the bank. Eakin, from his win. dow, saw a man standing a sheet dis tance from the bank, also a bright light showing through the fog from the bank building. The party who -was evidently standing guard, quickly ;joined his companions and the entire r party jumped into a rig and started )to drive toward the south. Took a Shot at Them. In an instant the mayor realized that the bank had been robbed. He secured a rifle and fired three shots at the men as they disappeared down the road. The firing of the rifle and the screams of Mrs. Eakin aroused the citizens and in a few moments a number of armed men were on the streets. A hurried inspection disclosed the fact that the robbers had made a clean job of their work and had taken noth ing but money. Many valuable pa pers were left intact. Outside a sledge and a couple of picks were found. One of the picks has the stamp of the Southern Pacific upon it, showing that these tools were evidently stolen from the railroad. The bank officials at once notified all points that could be reached by telephone north and south, and Sher iff S. W. 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