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FIELD, FfIRM fIND HOUSEHOLD.
MISt KM. VMOOIS. Beware of the man with half shut eyes, lie's not dreaming. , Itezlco sold ih.i United States J2.000.000 worth of hides last last year. The Wisconsin tobacco crop for 1899 is valued at 15,000,000. The Florida Horticultural (society will hold its convention In Jacksonville May 1. Minnesota is making a cheering increase In the number of her sheep. This is well; may the good work go on. Cedar men report prices so good for ce dar posts and poles that shingle stock will be short. The bog must have puro drinking wa ter. Slops can never supply the place of water. The farmer who reads good farm litera ture is generally the one to reap a golden h.ti 1 A scrap jar la a good idea for saving clear groa.se. Fry out pieces of fat meat to cook potatoes with. Tho apple and shade trees you plant this spring may refresh and cool the ■1 y I"iik years after you are gone; and you may then know that you did not live in vain. In Devonshire tho cycle has been ap plied to butter making. A man sits on his bicycle, pedals, and by means of a chain turns ,iho--ch.urn. liens har L - how so industrious this win ter in layhwf "strictly fresh"' that the storage eggs have-been sold at le^s than they cost when put in store last April. The membrane of hens" eggs was re cently used by a Brooklyn surgeon for grafting skin over a very lartre surface of an amputated arm, and the operation has proved entirely successful. The mill of the newly formed Central Lumber company, formerly operate by the Hudson Sawmill company, at Hud son, Wis., will bo operated night and day during the coming season. Jones- How are the ejws this morning? Brown—Very interesting. Jones—lnteresting? Brown Yea; so full of "chic." The Groat Northern railway is prepar ing to tunnel through the hill on which the city of Everett stands, and several buildings on the water front will be torn flown to make way. The tunnel 1 will be one-half mile lung and will save about seven miles of line. The largest boot sugar factory In the world is to be erected at Rucky Ford t 01. it will cost $1,500,000. and have an annual capacity of IS.OOO tons of sugar, to be produced from beets raised on 80 000 acres under contract with farmers. If farmers could ?ee piled up before them the thousands uf tons of pulverized screenings, corn meal and shorts, worth fo to ?10 a ton. that they are paying $150 to $200 a ton for in the form of perfumed "stock foods." they would see an object lesson that would rivet to their pockets many dollars iiuw uselessly spent. The recent severe floods and heavy sleet ami snow storms have killed thou sands of trout in brooks and deprived Quail and otiier game birds of the means of subsistence. The birds and fish that re main should be jealously protected. For months to come a ci\jse watch should be kept on pot hunters. Minnesota boasts Justly of its dairy In terests, yet last ytiar consumed 1,343,865 pounds of oleomargarine on which in ternal revenue taxes were paid, and hun dreds of thousands of pounds which were smuggled past the revenue utllcers. It is safe to estimate the total consumption of this packing house grease to exceed one pound for every man, woman and child in the slate. Yet we do make good genuine butter. Preside- 1 Hill, of the Grent Northern railroad, recently said that that road carried 50.000 more head »t cattle to mar ket from points east of Mlnut than from west of that station. West of Minot are the ranges, east are the farmers. In for mer times hardly any cattle came from the farms along that road. He further says thai the hog crop has trebred in the last 11 ye years. That is very encourag ing to live stuck interests in the North west, for practically the same Is true along other lines of traffic. COIOII. An experienced shepherd says that coughing sheep are relieved by mixing with a half bushel of salt, 1 pound cop peras, 1 pint pine tar and ft pint turpen tine. Mix- thoroughly, thin the tar to do it. and put where the sheep can have free access to it. MINNfc2SOTA AND WHEAT. Minnesota produced, in 1899 CS 223 581 bushels of wheat, according to the na tional • department of agriculture An average of 13.4 bushels to the acre The, next state in this regard is North Da kota, with 51,758,630 bushels, and an av erase of 12. S bushels. Tho average farm price on Dec. 1 was 55 and 51 cents re spectively, indicating a colossal business at a very .small profit. A WARMING BIQJfAI* When tempted to buy condlmental stock foods ' recall what Prof Shaw says about them. Here it is- "1 w iij never, under any circumstances buy a ! finsle pound of any so-called stock food whatsoever, without nrst knowing what was in „ :i ,ui. .cc ondi in what proper were J^f redle»t8 composing the same FLORIDA CABBAGE CROP SMALL. Private advices received here by a prominent house regarding KiorMa cab bage say that the crop is very small an • will not exceed 100 car loads, allSSd vi' course the crops have Lien diminished b> the repeated free***, and it is not likely BY SB-BLOOMING BOSBS. Do you admire them? Everyone does who takes time to look at them. Order 11 t aSv °ne dozen ass°rteJ two-year old bushes next spring-»on their own roots-planting them in a row. i n the gar den Place three-Inch porous drain tUe under the row. through which you can vestment of money and time you e ver u ,ade-exeeptlng. of course, the wife and she may have bee., wooed with Tl of some beautiful roses. -A X Bu sh ASIA MINOR FIGS. . During my residence in Asia Mlt,™- T have been much interested in£ J? ow Ing. which is one of the m-i il p industries; Indeed, the n r or, n T,TT I upon much as the potato en. ,t m f ica. and Its failure means want ?»d ,' rations for the rest of the year p or Ph " reason there Is much distress Vhr« v s the country during cho era when the exportation is forb'dden t ,CS' the growers hasten to Smyrna and iT siege the consur, urgin- them , . ence their respective*^ nml^s to *!■"" move the edict, claiming that thi « cannot carry infection, as they are din^f 1 alized appearance. The 0g harvesting and packing is a time of rejoicing, fur nishing occupation for the many, and long caravans of camels pass through tho narrow streets of Smyrna carrying tho fruit to the sea. —E. C. Morgan. ASPARAGUS. This vegetable Is a luxury, enjoyed by all. It Is ready to use Just when most needed by the family for a spring medi cine, as well as for a food product. Since I have learned how easily It can be grown I am surprised that it Is not found growing In every garden. Plant a long row the length of your garden this spring, using this method: Open a wide and deep furrow with the plow. Fill the furrow with well pre pared compost, then work this into the soil with a plow and cultivator, making a thorough job of It. Finally draw a straight furrow, about rive inches deep, the entire length of the trench, into which drop two-year-old asparagus roots about twelve to ilftot>n Inches apart. These can be covered with the plow and the surface should be leveled with a harrow. Cultivate the same as corn dur ing the growing season. As soon as the seed begins to color, rut the stalks and burn them. "When the ground freezes, cover tho row with a | liberal dressing of manure. This can be ] spread about the plants early in the spring and worked into the soil with a cultivator, securing the very best results. Asparagus cut and used at once is much superior to the "lust year' 3 stock" usually found on the markets. The fam ily which is werl supplied with fruits and vegotubles has no use for patent medi cines. Bind AMD WAGONS. Stockman and Farmer. Every boy around the farm, of suita ble age, should be taught how to figure out the number of bushels of wheat and oats in the bin and how much the wagon box will hold. A wagon box 10 feet long, 3 feet wide and 25 inches deep will hold 27.8 bushels of ear corn or 50.2 bushels of ghclled corn. A crib 10 feet wide, 10 feet high and 16 lo4ig will hold 711 bushels of ear corn. Of our corn one bushel is contained in two and a quarter cubic feet. In figuring shelled corn and grain the same space will hold one and four-fifths times as much grain as it will of ear corn. A crib that will hold 800 bushels of ear corn wll! hold of shelled corn or other grain 1,440 bushels. ADVERTISING PARABLE. Canadian Merchants' Review. Behold, an advertiser went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seed fell into handbills and doeers, and the street ccaner en me and gathered them up; Some fell amongst concert and theater programmes, and the people being inter ested in the performance and not in bar gains, they were left on the seats or crumpled and thrown on the floor; And some fell among fake schemes and gift enterprises, and popular contempt sprang up and choked them. But some fell into legitimate newspa pers, which found their way into the homes of the people, who had time to read them, and they brought forth fruit, some one hundred-fold, some s'xty-fold, some thirty-fold. Who hath ears to hear let him hear. IKE WALTO.V'S PRAYER. I crave, dear Lord, No boundless hoard Of gold and gear. Nor jewels fine, Nor lands, nor klne, Nor treasure heaps of anything— Let but a little oot be mine Where at the hearthstone I may hear The cricket -slug, And have the shine Of one glad woman's eyes to make For my poor sake Our simple home a place divine; Just the wee cot —the cricket's chir Love and the smiling face of her.. I pray not for Great riches, nor For vast estates and castle-halls— Give me to hear the bare footfalls Of children o'er An oaken floor New rinsed with sunshine, or bespread With but the tiny coverlet And pillow for the baby's head; And pray Thou, may The door stand open and the day S^nd ever in a gentle breeze, With fragrance from the locust trees And drowsy moan of doves and blur Of robin chirps, and drone of bees With afterhushos of the stir Of intermingling sounds, and then The good wife and the smile of her Filling the silences again— The cricket's call, And the wee cot, Dear Lord of all, Deny me not! —James Whitcomb Rlley. LENT WITHOUT FISH. Country Gentleman. Not all our readers live on the sea coast or lake shore, and to those who live at a distance inland fish ceases to be a. delicacy even in these days of rapid transportation and cold storage That • there should be a change of diet in the ! spring no one will deny. The appetite | revolts at heavy soups, f at meats and I rather coarse vegetables that were ! oaten with a relish when the thermome ter indicated zero. While fresh fish j Sns a ♦S ° grateful at this season ia I denied to many by reason of their habi- j tat. eggs are always to be had. and there are few localities where they may not be procured of the freshest. Below BOBte novel ways of cooking them are i given which call for no ingredients not I accessible to the ordinary- housekeeper I With Cheese-Molt a lablespoonful of butter over the fire, remove the sauce- ' pan and stir in till smooth as much I flour; return to the fire and dlllute slow- ! ly. stirring constantly, with half a ninf Of milk; add two tnblespoonfuta of graced cheese and season to taste. PoUr thij (' over eight three-inch squares of toasted I bread that have been dipped quick" £ ! l' mi;, and Pile ™ top six eggs, scram bled with a heaping tablespoonful of butter and two of grated cheese I Poach eight eggs and lay each on a ' Piece of toast treated as above, pouring I the same sauce over all pouring Soak two cupfuls of stale bread in two ' cupfuls of hot milk; add a cupful of • grated cheese and three beaten egg!' ; season with salt and pepper, and cook' f tW"omf et Pans w"h a generous ounce Of butter in each. Care must bo taken ; to sl.p a broad-bladed knife under from ' time to time, and to moderate the heat after the omelet begins to cook a, . burns easier than an ordinary omelet Hard boiled eggs may be cut in two lengthwise, the yelks remove and mS With grated cheese, melted butter unri n i very little soft bread-crumb in ' hot milk; fill the whi.os with thia mix ture and heat in a white cheese sauce as above. Just before folding an omelet, sprinkle with a tablesponful of grated cheese to every two eggs. Add two iablespoonfuls of Krated chee** to four eggs lightly mixed with afo£ and scramble with a tablespoonful of butter, using no milk with the eggs worn ceeKiHo nits. Throe Good Home Receipts Most of us are familiar with nut« nf the confectionery order. *v. lh as wainm caramels.or almond nongmt, but coninara tively few call them to their aid E con" coctincr the famliy pudding. The follow" 1 . ing recipes, which are .simple an j who , some, might furnish a variety in that ; part of the menu: n tnat . Almond Custard Frift rtf—Prepare somo ct""ar2 PWMing in the n.,ual \v. v a™d while hot mix fa two ounces of chouoed . c rn.-.m1,:. Allow (his to cook forborne time Wfifccr; then pour into a flat tin to THE ST. PAUI, GLOiiK, MONDAY, tt/UCWJtt ly, lUOo mk. * ill LltUsy LU Llllsy I Uvllv't <fpf| 4,000 Head of Horses jjJSSSIAT PUBLIC AUCTION On Thursday, March 29, 1900, Tliuet Bros, will put on sale and sell at public auction 4,000 head of the best horses ever sold under the ham mer. This will be the most phenomenal horse sale in the history of ths United States. Bach and every horse must and will be sold to the highest bidder. No reserve, no preference. The offerings will consist of about 3,000 head of very fancy heavy draft horses and drivers—Normans, Clydes, Percheron and Coach; well-bred blacks, bays and grays, weighing from 1,200 to 1,600. All perfectly sound. About 1,000 head are well broke. The balance Will be the choicest lot of sucking and one and two year-old colts ever offered for sale. We guarantee this sale to be the greatest opportunity in the history of this generation to get exceptionally fine horses at astonishingly low prices. We stake our reputation on the merits of this sale. If the horses offered at this sale are not exactly as represented we will refund you all expense Incurred in attending this sale, if you miss this sale you will miss the opportunity of your life time to purchase exceptionally fine horses at astonishingly low prices. Remember the Date, Thursday, March 29th, 1900. Remember the Place, Union Stock Yards, So, St. Paul, Minn. for- Further Particulars VY/rlt*» or U/Ire Thoct Bros., Live Stock Commission Merchants, Union Stock Yards, South St. Paul, Minnesota. -. ■ Auction From 10 a. m. Sharp to 5 p. m. M. D. FLOWER, Prss. H. B. CARROLL. Gen. Supt. St. Paul Union Stock Yards South St. Paul. Minn. Eest Equipped end Most Advantageous Market for the SUtfirs i.i t'n Nortiwast. Connected with all thi Railroads. 1,000 Beeves and 2,000 Hogs Wanted Daily- CHAS.L.HAAS COMMISSION COMPANY LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MERSHAHfS, Room 19 Exchange Bidg., Union Stock Yards, Soj, Sfc Paul, Minn., and Union Stock Yards. Chicago, 111. ■All correspondence will receive prompt attention. Liberal advances indde on Consignments References— Union Stock Yards or any Commercial Agency. ROGERS & ROGERS, LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MERSHANTS, Room 21 Exchange Building, South St. Paul.iWlinn. Highest rrsrket prices obtained for stock. Prompt attention given to all correspon ftr.ee grd ciccrs. References: Any commercial agency. bntort tfook Yards, TTUili BTT 51 H&% €*l Soo Clly Stoak Yards to. fet. Paul, Minn. 5 ii «J &» g DllUSl Sioux City, lawa. LIVE STOCK COffIRnSSIO* MEff33MIITS. All Business and Correspondence Receives Prompt Attention. Liberal advance* made ou con»ignments. References—South St. Paal Stock Yards Bauk, Sioux City National Bank, First National Bank, Kasson, Miun.; Parsons Brob. bank. Dodge Center. Minn. as to be about half an inch deep. When cold, cut Into pieces about two and a half inches long and one and a half inches broad, and fry in deep, smoking hot fat. Drain, and serve very hot with sugar dusted over. Filbert Cup Pudding—Butter well and dust inside with sugar about six small cups or plain moulds, fill three-quarters full with the following mixture: Three ounces bread crumbs soaked in hay pint of boiling milk; two ounces of ground rice; two ounces of caster sugar; salt; two ounces of filberts or other nuts, blanched and grated through a wire sieve, and two eggs well beaten. Mix all thoroughly and bake in a brisk oven for thirty minutes. Serve hot with custard or lemon sauce. Cocoanut Pudding—Mix in a basin four ounces grated cocoanut, four ounces fine bread crumbs, three ounces sugar and a little salt—the latter must be added to all dishes, of which nuts form a part—and the grated rind of half a lemon. Boil three-quarters of a pint of milk, and if preferred for flavoring a bit of cinna mon stick, a few cloves or a piece of gin ger. Strain over bread, etc., and al low it to stand about half an hour, then stir in the beaten yolks of one or two eggs, and lastly the whites beaten quite stiff. Bake for about an hour In a shal low pudding dish, which may be lined with puff paste. THE HOTRED. March is the month in which to pre pare the hotbed and plant the seed re quired in it. For many early vegetables the hotbed is really indispensable. Where farmers are located near cities or large towns they can generally purchase toma to, sweet potato, cabbage, egg plant, cel ery and some other plants at less than it would cost them to raise them, and at the same time secure plants of excellent quality. Those who make a business of raising plants to sell devote business attention to It. Their plants are also generally shifted from the hotbed to the cold bed, and In that manner have be- i come "hardened." They are also more stocky after such treatment, and when they are set out start to grow much soon er than ordinary hotbed productions. It will, however, pay farmers to have a hot bed, as before stated, simply to supply the plants necessary to have some extra early vegetable productions. The follow ing from Farmers' Bulletin 94 gives some good points on hotbeds. The bulletin says: "Many plants must be started in a hotbed, and the plants reset once or twice. The essentials for a hotbed aro bottom heat, protection on all sides and a sash of glass as cover. The heat is usually supplied by the fermentation of horse manure. The pit for the hotbed is one to three feet deep. It may be well built for permanent use, and then brick walls are economical. Board walls are good as long as they last. Good drainage is essential. The pit should be filled with litter during the winter to prevent freez ing on its inner surface. "This is especially true if plants are to be started in winter. The litter is thrown out -when the time comes to make the bed. Then an Inch or two of coarse stuff is put at the bottom, and upon this eighteen inches to three feet of manure is placed Next comes a layer of leaf mold, and on top of It four or five inches of fine gar den loam. The manure should be trod den down in layers about six inches thick If it is loose and puffy after being trod den down, there is too much straw It should feel springy whf-n trodden but should not swell up quickly in a loose mass when released from pressure. \ hotbed with two feet of manure In it may be expected to be good for six weeks." ' If a thermometer ia used 90 degrees 1^ the temperature for planting tomaioe-> and other plants reouiring much warmth while 70 degrees to SO degrees will suffice for others. Not all kinds of seed are to be sown in the hotbed at the same time. Attention must be paid to the tim» at which transplanting must be done. When the plants are ready to go to the cold frame. It is a loss to leave thorn in the hotbed. But if it is still too cold for them outdoors, a loss will occur by re moving them. Care must be taken not to i allow the bed to become too hot when the sun comes out suddenly and to give it I plenty of fresh air. Whenever th* ter n pcrature is above freezing the sash may | be removed part way. Water should be at Vn" ff ht needed ' but in the mominjf, not SUMMER 4 THOMAS, Live Stock Brokers. Order* taken for all kinds of live ttoctc and time given to responsible parties. Correspond* ence solicited. frULTn ST. PAUL, SIOUX CIT*. rtinnesots, lowi. IIHILSI Hi! MARKET FIXAELT SHOWS AD VANCE FOR WESEK'THAT IS DE CIDEDLY SUBSTANTIAL GAIN IS ABOUT TWO CENTS (losing Saturday Firm, 'With Indi cations of Continued Strength —Corn Ruled Rather Strong; —Oaln Active. _j f "Close Prey. r. Sat. Sat. May wheat, Minneapolis...6sV4 63% May wheat, Chicago ..G7%-^ 65%-66 May wheat. Duluth. ...67% 65% May wheat, New York 73% 72% Wheat bulls are In clover, with every Indication that they are about to reap the reward for their patience and faith In the cereal. The cold wave that came during the week had much to do, how-'' ever, with brightening the outlook for better prices, and without it a different story might be told at the close of a busy week. Thb gain approximates 2 cents. At Minneapolis May wheat closed Saturday at 65*4 c; the previous Satur day's closing figures were 63% c. At Chi cago there was a gain of like proportions, the close being at 67%@67 I/20, while the previous Saturday's closing figures were 65%@66c. At Duluth the difference was 67% c Saturday in comparison with 65% c the previous Saturday. New York gain was slightly less in amount. The figures are: Last Saturday, 73% c; previous Sat urday, 72% c. The more enthusiastic wing of the bull crowd confidently expects fur ther advances. The market is certainly in more promising lines than for many week's past. CORN AND OATS. Corn has not gained In proportion to wheat, but has shown considerable strength, and on Saturday, while fluc tuating rather widely, closed at a point satisfactory to the bull following. There is much interest in corn, and It is be lieved that the coarserr grain will cut quite a figure In speculation before the new crop is put in.?'" ~ Oats close the we^k strong and rather active. Prices are not materially changed. The demand has b«en,good, and dealers are satisfied with prevailing conditions. STOCKS PROFESSIONAL. The stock markejtf continues dectdedly professional. In fac_£ thg. general public has kept aloof from,,trading, of late, and there Is no line upsi what outside deal ers in securities arexftontemplating for the future. Better classes oi securities are holding their own, desplfle somewhat un favorable conditions. M]}ney is still a cause of doubt and- uncertainty, though there is hope that the n<*w financial law will afford relief at'kn'etfrly date. Satur day's bank statement was far from un favorable. Indeed; th© showing was somewhat of a surprise, and favorable to the bull element. DULUTH. DULUTH, Minn., March 17.—The mar ket continued its upward course today. It opened unchanged at 67c, sold at 67V»c at ?:&>. at 67fcc at 9:45, at 67% cat 11:20, and 07V4C at 10:4o, at 67%@67&c at 11:20, and closed at 67% c. Flax was active today and strong, May selling at $1.63. Cash sales were 40,000 bu at lc under May. No. 1 hard, 2,000 bu, 67%0; No 1 north ern. 1,200 bu. 66^r 13.000 tfu, 66^c; SI cart 66^4c. Wheat—No. 1 hard. cash. 67% c bid; to arrive. 67% c bid; May. 67% c bid; No. 1 northern, cash. 6«*4c bid; to arrive, 6d%c bid; May, 67% c bid; July, 6«% c bid; No. 2 northern, 63%e; No. 3 spring, 60% c: oats, 24@23VL-c; rye. 52c bid; barley, 35@38c; flax, cash, $1.59^ bid; to arrive, $1.60 bid; May, $1 62 bid; September, $1.13 bid; Octo ber, $1.10; corn, 35»^c bid. Receipts- Wheat. 22.111 bu; corn, 22,379 bu; oats, 2,716 bu; ryo, 1,326 bu; barley, 2,507 bu. Ship ments—Wheat, 2,709 bu. LIVE STOCK MARKETS. SOUTH ST. PAUL. March 17.-The re ceipts at the Union stock yards today (estimated) were: Cattle, 200; calves, 100; hogs, 1,100; sheep, 100; horses, 200; cars, 29. The official receipts Friday were: Cat tle, 339; calves, 235; hogs, 1,366; sheep, 291; horses, 104; cars, 42. The following table shows the roads over which Friday's receipts came In and the number of loads hauled by each: Hor- Catle.Hogs.Sheep.Mixed. ses. C. Q. W 2 1 Gt. Northern. 1 Nor. Pacific... 2 2.. 4 C.St.P.M. & O2 4 C..M. & St.P.. 2 6 S C, B. & Q 1 M. & St. L.... 4 4 2 .... Totals ....13 17 2 ~6 ~4 The receipts thus far In March, com pared with the same period In March, 1899, are as follows: March.l9oo. March.lß99. Gain. Cattle 3.355 4.245 »m Calves 1,539 2,232 *693 Hogs 20,544 17,587 2,967 Sheep 2,823 14,073 *11250 Horses 750 64 686 Cars 481 486 »5 ♦Loss. The receipts thus far In 1900, compared with the same period in 1899, are as fol lows: 1900. 1899. Gain Rattle 19,586 18.54* 1,040 ■Calves 7055 0,579 476 Hogs 107,747 82,037 25.710 Sheep 86,333 103,172 »16.839 Horses 2,171 228 1943 Cars 2,801 1,302 1,499 i *Loss. HOGS. Comparative receipts: Total for today (estimated) 1.100 A week ago 2 1M A year ago l'4 C 6 The hog market today waV'strong' 5c higher with only moderate receipts. Quality was good and trading active. fr^Sf wo-^- oif early at Prlces ranging a^SSsVr^i/hr' hGaVy bUtCherS «-?& Ot?i t!2? s:..Mlxeil and butchers, $4.95 ©6.06 light, $4.9p@4;96; rough heavy. $4.60 Si"™ i^« ani boars' *2@4-25; Pigs and 11, ' *4@4-2:>- Representative sales- Mixod and Butchers— No. Wt.Dkg. Price. |n£ Wt.Dk«.Prica Jil 279 ...snos 58 214 fin $4 90 25 267 ... 495 fi3... . 301 ROO 46 198 ... 500 % 248 4£> 2* 280 160 495 S ".""iB W. 4 974 "*• JB6 ... 4 mum....... Imp -jo 495 Gf>od to Prime Light— " jjjj Wl ...$4 90 118 192 ... $4 95" 41 188 !..__4_95 |11 m ... 41% Heavy Packlng_a£d Rnngh— " !::■::::« :::*Sf \ff^*-^*T^ Stags and Boars— ' T >l"50 11 49O~lQtr(5r" Pigs— ■ 9 12Q •^jkjsj L i^7^7Azr^7&-»~' CATTLE. Comparative receipts: Total for today (estimated)... 900 A week ago A year ago iL era! loads, of atockers being shipiSi from Chicago up here to local buyers wK ■££&&&& s-sa sas" thin cows and oanners. $2.2^2.7%- cftolco S.2S steer calves. $3 75f/4 60- <»tnV.i r « i Representative sales; *J>fnUl Butcher Cows and Heifers- No. Wt.PricoJNo." WTprVe I 1040 $3 00! 2 . 880 *n« 1 lust) ,5 25 1 Ijxirt o /y\ -1 ...IMP |g I^9o -°° Butcher Steers— g :::T::::::::i0^4w i ::::::::::::i 2 g Jl 15 Mo 475 _Fat and BolognaJ3ulls— ■1. ••;••••; -~ imo 7k __Veal Calves— *• ••"• Mftlfffti Stock Cows and_Helferß— i_^^.^^^96^3^j32^T^B9Ts3ls Heifer Calves— "~ 12 •••■ -^-LLLI^LLLLI 480 S3 4.n Stockers and Fj^eders-^ " 9 980 3 8014 1006 '^ 2 740 _3_7OJ IWO 3SO Steer Calves— " — * --— •- "^ 620 M 25 Common and Tailtngs-gfft^Z. J? • • • •»» 409 t3 25 _S^^k_and_ Fe^lng_Bufls^ "~~ Thin Cows and^ Canners— \ fgwg~fT^^Tr:ro4o-$2-75 . 93° 2 75_JL_ :i^1^.^.1090 275 SHEEP. Comparative receipts- Total for today (estimated).. ttfi A week ago 2; A year gao Ji Good demand for fat sheep" "and "lambs all buyer* looking for good stuff Sto^v lambs are 25c lower than last week and hard to sell. Good stock ahVen sem£2 readily at steady prices P &eI1In« Quotatlona: Fat sheen. $4.f>email@example.com- stock sheep. $3.25@4; feeders, j3 40®-|- rat'iaWh. $6.60^7; yearlings. $5.25^ 7^ stock^nd Representative .sales: lambs ~ !%"^fe 4 fat ews i 12 9 l = a 26 fat lambs i.! 82 GGO 17 fat sheep .....m sin JJat_bucta_,.. — ™__j<!? Milch Cow Exchange—Good cows ftrs M. Doran & Co., vu The oldest firm In the Northwest dolnj \ BANKINC AND BROKERAGE BUSINESS. f toelu. Bonds, Grain and Provinloni. Direct private wlrei to all leadln* market* Have removed fr«m their old quarters, 311 Jackson Bt., to th« northeast corner if tht Oermania Life (ns. Bldg,, SpoEc* l° 0 &r d «»»»-*»r*., W. M. CAMPBELL i co/nmissioN company Live Stock Commission Merchants, Union Stock Yards, SOUTH ST. PAUL. Consignments and correspondents so licited. Market reports furnished on ap plication. We do a strictly commission business. No live stock bought or sold on our own account. References—Stock Yards bank, South 8t Paul; Security bank, Zumbrota; Hon. A. T. Koernor, state treasurer, Capitol building. St. Paul; A. C. Anderson, cash ier Bt. Paul National bank. St. PauL in good demand and selling readily at $30 to $50. Representative Sales: No. Price. 1 cow and calf $38 00 1 cow 40 00 1 cow and calf 50 oo The day's sales, each buyer purchasing the number of head Indicated, were as follows: „ Cattle.HoKs. Sheep Swift & Co 21 1,059 ... Staples Estate 1 46 6g J. T. McMillan 78 Slimmer & Thomas 3 Country buyers 69 Amorie the shippers on the market were: Charles Black, cattle and hoga; Ij. Wooders. mixed; R. O. Underdahl. cat tle and hoga; Q E. Schumacher, hogs: Fred Aherns, hogs; C. W. Chamberlain & Co., mixed; S. G. Conklin, hogs; G. W. Dodge, hogs; Heany Bros., hogs; G. 1" Smidt. cattle and hogs; L. M. Weaton, hogs; Darrow & H., hogs; Slette & H., hogs; P. Donohue, hogs. B. & C, hoga; W. W. Reeve, 2 loads cattle and hogs; Peter Aune. hogs: C. E. Bagley, hogs; William Wright, horses, E. W. Prouty, horses. STRICTLY PROFEiSSIONAL. No Line am to Pablto Dealing* to Guide the Speculator. Prey. Close. Day Bar silver, New York 60 GO Call money, New York 5 4%@6 NEW YORK, March 17.—The stock market continued almost entirely In pro fessional hands today. There were er ratic fluctuations and active speculation in Third Avenue over a range of 3%, and Sugar continued to share with that stock the largest amount of attention. Tennes see Coal advanced 3 points, and gave sympathetic strength to other Iron and steel stocks by the action of the directors In placing the stock on the dividend list by ordering a disbursement of 2 per cent after providing for the claims of pre ferred stockholders to the accumulation of several years dividends. There was a good market for American stocks in London and an early advance in sympathy here, but the weakness of the local market over the bank statement affected the market up to the time of the appearance of the statement when there came a change, though renewed weakness in the traction stocks checked the advance and unsettled sentiment. But the close was fairly steady and showed net gains except in a few cases. The bank statement was a surprise in many particulars. Predictions had been freely made that the surplus would be entirely wiped out. The fact that It was reduced little more than half, therefore had a sentimental effect against the bears. But th* surplus is so small in any event as to leave no great difference In effect to the banks. The decrease in loans can only mean that the process of liqui dation has commenced of the extensive loans taken out by the banks here and elsewhere to buy government bondß for the purpose of taking advantage of the new refunding law. Chiefly from thia cause the loans of the New York clear ing house banks were expanded from Jan. 13 to March 10, no less than $86,965,000. The large applications making to the treasury department for conversion of present bonds Into the new 2s gives pro mise of prompt relief to the money mar ket by disbursement of the premiums on the old bonds. It is highly significant also that the New York subtreasury be gins to reflect the payment of pensions in Its reduced drain on the banks, thus promising relief from the factor that has caused most uneasiness regarding the money market. On these accounts the be lief is held that today's statement marks the culmination of the decline In the sur plus reserves. The quotations made In today's money market were hardly more than nominal, as loans made on the stock exchange on Friday afteroon carry over until Monday. Not the least surprise in the bank state ment was the fact that as a result of the first week 1n which the new banK cur rency law Is In operation there Is an ac tual decrease recorded in the circulation o<" New York banks of $62,500. The market for bonds has been more active than that for stocks for the rea sons already stated, and prices have ad vanced. United States new 4s registered declined, 1%; do coupon, 1%; old 4s, %; 2s, 5s and 3s coupon 1, and do registered Vi In the bid price. STOCK QUOTATIONS. Furnished by Charles H. F. Smith & Co., members of the New York Stock ex change. Pioneer Press building, who have direct wires to Chicago and New York. Closing prices are bid: -Closlng " * o^ " BTstHifhlLowl 17 I<F~ Am Steel & Wire.! 3800! 57 I 5C«4! 56% sfi>4 do pfd I 20O| 91%! HIV.! 91«4! 91% Am. Tobacco ...J 3100 106 105>4jlO5Vi 105% do pfd j I ! 1135 135 Ateh.. T. & S. F.. 2000! 23%! 2P>%' 23»4 23V 8 do pfd 14091 WV*\ 67Tj| 68 I 67% Am. Linseed 0i1...1 13%1 13%1 W4 13 do pfd I ! I 56% E«Vfc B. & O. new ! 4600 6314 63% 63% GH% do pfd new ....I 2800! 76% ™ ~<~Vfe! 7GV« Brook. Rap. Tran. 111100! 67^1 66% 66% G7^ C. B. & Q I 5800;i27% 126"*127Vili2fi:»s Canadian Pacific.l 1 95 I 95 Car & Founry.. ..I 117 16*1 Mtf! 16Vi do pfd I j 654 «Hii 65 | 64% C. C. C. & St. L. 500 59% 59% l 59U.1 5!Hi do pfd 103 1103 Con. Tobacco Co. 300 29% 2^' 2 29% 25% do pfd •! B*H 82% Chesa. & 0hi0....1 100 28% 25% 28%! 2SV, Col. F. & 1 15 144 14%! 43% do pfd 120 1120 Chi. O. W 300 13% 13% 13^113% do pfd A 75V/ 1 76% do pfd B 38%j 39% Del. & Hudson....! 114 1114% Con. Gas 200 178 178% 178 1177 Del., 1,. & W 100 177% 177% 177% 177 Den. & Rio G 19% IW4 do pfd 71% 71% Erie 13 12% Federal Steel 1700 50% 50 50% 49% do pfd 73% 71 E. ft T. H 54 03% 53% 53% do pfd 93 93 Gen. Elec. Co 125 U5 Gt. Nor. pfd 157 V 4 1« r»7% 157 167% Glucose 52 52 51% 51 do pfd 9S 9$ Hock. Val. Ry 32% 32% 32 32 do pfd 1 62% 62% Illinois Central .. 100113% 113% 113 113 Int. Paper 18 18% do pfd 61% 61% Lake Erie & W 1 20%! 20% do pfd I 85%' 85 Louis. & Nash.... 700 82 81% 81%| 81% Load 23%! 23% do pfd 1 103 11031 Leather 300 12% 12% 12%! 12 do pfd 1 71 70% Manhattan Con... 1400 93% 92% 93% 92% M..5.P.& S. St. M.l 18 16 do pfd 1 52% 52% Met Traction .... 62001162 160U160% 161% M. C 14% 14% 14 13% Mobile & Ohio 43% 43% Minn. & St. L 100| 62 62 61% 62 do 2d pfd I 100 93% 93% 93' 93% M.. K. & T 1 10 10% do pfd j 1 32% 32% Missouri Pacific ..I 1300 45% l 45% 45% 44% NtTr. Pacific I 1001 03%! 53% D 3 62% do pfd I 3001 74^! 74% 74% 73% New York Cent. ./ 13001134%! 134 V» 134.-1134 Nat. Steel Co .! 46 43% 45%! 45 do pfd 93%| 94 Nat. Biscuit 36 36 35%1 35 do pfd ..1 91 91 Norfolk & West ..! 32%1 32%! 32 1; SS% do pfd I 200 76%! 76% l 76% 75% North-Western ...! 'I<V) 1160 do pfd !19S !195 North American 15% 15%! 15% in Omaha I I llO7>,!lft7V. do pfd ! 1 1160'ilGO" Ontario & Wwt. .! 1700 23% l 22!*! 23 VPA Pressed S. C. C 0..1 | , R%| r,2 Pennsylvania Ry.l 300'13i ;i35 t184%!134% Pacific Mall I 300! 37 | 36V, I ■?;,*;' People's Gaa I SSOOI 98%1 97V t i 97"." 97% Pullman 200 184 JIB3%tIS3V, Reading ! \.....\ 17^! 17% do Ist pfd I 10001 57 56%! 56% .'6% Rock Island I 30001109% 108%nOS%il0.tt£ FINANCIAL. BROKERS. Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Provisions. SO2-203GE3 iAKIJI LIF£ 3L3JJ.. Fourth and Minnesota Stra3ti, ST. PAUL S^Direct Private Wires. ASA P. POTTER. S . E. KIRKHAfi. Potter fr Kirkham, BANKERS AND BROKERS, 57 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, Buy £n J Sell Stocks and Bonds for Cash or on Marg'n. Special Attention Given to Investment Securities. BHOKEBS. ANTHONY YOERG & CO., BROKERS. Grain, Provision*. Stocks an 1 Boilv 201 Gerroanla Life Bid*.. St. Paul, .J] i%, Long Distance Telephone, 751. CHAS.ILF. SMITH & CO. Only members of th» New York Stock Ex change In ihe Northwest, Special attentlou Kiven grain orders. Members Chicago board ot Trade. PRIVAT6 WIRES. Pioneer Pre« Bldg., St. P m\ ailiij. INVESTHENT SECURITIES. H. HOLBERT & SON, Bankers and Brokers, 341 Robert St., St. Paul. C. L. JETT & CO., Produce Commission Merclmts, 89 East Third Street, 1L PasL BUTTER AND EQQB A BPE3MIT/. \fcDWARO3 A BEDELL, \ drain, Provisions, stoc!cs, Cottaa. \ t?^"DIBECT PRIVATE WIBKS. \ noEndlcott Arcade, St. Paul. \ 313 Guaranty Bldg., Minneapolis \ A. J. WAMPLER & GO. 11*12 Germanla Life Bldg.. Ground Floor. COMMISSION BROKBRS Stocks, Grain. Provision*. laTDIRKCT PKIVATK WIRES. A. F. PRIEST. Treasury stocks in copper propsrtle3 of great merit. Grand Encampment dis trict Wyoming. 217 Mannhattan Bldg., St. Paul. Minn. Stand. R. & T | | I 6%| G% Smelter 39V4 »% d° pfd | 91^ Sugar Refinery .:. 97001103 1102% 102$ 101% O do Pfd. I .....108 1108 V& 1.::::::::::: -.:: ia*iia^!?3 wil3* t. c. & i imm!W»KM Union Pacific .... 3SOOI 49% 4HU 49* «v *<> P« 600 74%. 7445; 74*! 74$ R* i- £ xK esa 47 !47 i • 45 L- s- Rubber 400 29% 29 ! 25%: 27^ Western Union .. 100 84 84" fflVi R3 Wisconsin Central \ l»;% isu 16U! 16 do pfd 49 49 " Wheeling &L. E.. 100 10% 10% io%! 10 do Ist pfd K2 : Hi Wells-Far^o Ex "i ""I jg Lg* R- Iron & Steel ... 100 22 21% i 2i«l <nu dopfd 100 66% mU 65 fi6 VSS:::::::::::: ..<0 ° *■' 1 8* ?} SSIMCE- ::::: :11 s!' ** «* g. Total sales. 146~136. " ~ BONDS. U. S. fef. 25,w.1.105*J do 4s ... JjTT fs. re<r 10i%N. Y. C. isis"! do 3s, reg my N. J. C. gen 5s intf do 3a, coup....in Nor. Car. Cs'. "125 do new fa. reg. 135 -V. P. prior to iSS do new te,coupl3s do gen. 3s. do o»d te. reg..iih g.T..G* St.L.-is!, " do old 4s, coupliS* N & W. con. 4s 96 do os, reg nr.v do gon. 6a 130 no ss. coup....llfSVi Or. Nay. Ists i'lflS District 3s. '655..119 do 4s ' OoV0 o V Ate*, gen. 45....101% Or- S. Line Cs'"r>" do adj. 4s B$ do con. 5s li«* I ami. So. 2d5....1u.;\ Reading SPM \jV °%*% & O. 4&«7%£t (3. W. i,ts. . «2.° & R deb.r, S l2! St. Paul £n ™ D. & R. g. Ists.lo3'., do 5a ... do 4s ;^v So. Kv. 55... " • E..T..V.& G.1.5t.^02 9. R. &T. fis7 73 S*3S en- 43 72 Ten"- n- set. 35.. l«.\V.,<fr D.iMsts. 72 T. &P. l.sts n iv. Gen. Elec. 55...113 do 2da 55 1f..H.& S.,A. 6.5.11S Union Pacific 4s in, do A. 2ds 107 Wabash lsts H. & T. C. 5.5...110U do 2ds do con. 6s l! 0 West Shore 4s 118'/. Jo. Cent. 15!5....1i4 Wis. Cent. ista.. fO?4 X.C..P. & G.lsts flflt^ Va. Cmturiea . La. new. con. -13.107 do deferred L. ft N. ant. Ih.. 9S Col. So. 4s 83 M., K. & T. 2ds. 66 So. Pacific 4a. FOREIGN FFNANCIAT^-- NevT" March 17—The Commercial Advertiser's London financial cablegram says: ' markets here were busy today celebrating St. Patrick's day. Otherwise they wore Idle, but the tone was hard on tho ported collapse of the Free State r. ence. It is hop^d tijat the Transvaalern will fouow suit. Tne war loan was a' II 11-16 premium. The allotment Is ox pected on Wednesday. Americans were very quiet, but any moves were upward " MINNEAPOLIS MONEY—Mlnneapollii March 17.—New York exchange SaturSav: Buying rate 25e discount, selling rate premium. Cfllcagn exchange: Buying i 25c discount, selling rate 2^c premi im liondon: Bizty-day sterHnfir. Hs» WKKKLV BANK STATEMENT—New York. March 17.—The weekly bank 3'iit.- ment shows the following changes: Sur plus reserve, decrease, $2,9W,950; loans .!o creaso, $!1,31i.4C0; sp^clo. decrease, " K^; legal tenders, decrease. H.5T2.600; posits, doorea-je, $15.353.0")0: cfrcolatioiv de create. J62,. r,oi. T!ie banks nuw hold (2 SB*J - 425 in excess of the requiremonts f ih'. 25 per cent rule. NEW YORK MONEY—New York- March 17.—Money on call firm a? 5 per cent; prime mercantile paper. y,r'., per cent; sterling exchanm steady, with ac tual business on bankers' bills at $1 for demand, and at SI.S2 for sixiy days posted rutos. J4J8^®4.87; rotnmercfal bills' $4.81V4@4.81%; silver certificate*. 6M6€BlKc' bar silver. 6<-; Mexican dollars, t: TRK A StTRT BT ATE M ENT- Wa n h [pi ton. Marr-h 17. -Today's stateme'it o treasury balance in general fund ex elusive nt the $l?0 t OOO.OOO gold reserve In the division of redemption, ahows: Avail ablo cash balance, $ir.7,792,59;?; gold 8% - 640,^9. ■ » v, »«,, BANK CLEARINGS. St. Paul, 1682,571.29. Minneapolis. 11,840,595. Chicago, 518.529.455. ■ New York, $165,."52.088. Boston. $18,309,458. 7