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SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S TRANSACTIONS IN THE MARKETS
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St. Paul Union Stock Yards
THE GREAT LIVE STOCK MARKET OF THE NORTHWEST.
No Limit to the Demand foi Fat Cattfe? Butcher Cattle, tScgs and Sheep
We Are Especially in Need of Fa! Cattle and Butcher Cattle
■ =SUPPLY NOT EQUAL tO THE DEMAND— ' »
CHAS. I. -MS COMMISSION ...
:'. "Live Stock Commission ; Merchants. :yy
Room 14. Exchange Bldg., Union Stock
Yards, South . St. ; Paul, r Minn., f and
Union Stock Yards, C^eago, 111. 1
'All correspondence will receive prompt
attention. Liberal advances ? made .' on
consignments. References —Union Stock
: Yards or any Commercial Agency. .
ROGERS & ROGERS
LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS. '. v?? r>v
Room k, Exchange Building. South St.
Paul,. Minnesota. -■.-. . 7-y. r ;
Highest market / prices • obtained "/ for
stock. Prompt attention given to all cor
respondence and . orders. Reference*:
Any Commercial Agency.
ttn-ifmn.
GOVERNS MARKETS
Wheat and Stocks Higher on
Legitimate Tendency of :
Prices
Wheat news from the Northwest con
tinues to be bullish • and prices air day
yesterday had an upward tendency.
Stocks continued their upward: trend,
but on liquidation closed at slight conces
sions all along the line.
What the Brokers Say
M. Doran & Co.'s ~grain letter: -'-*?
Wheat—The news on wheat from, the
Northwest continues bullish. ?: Receipts
there are light. Threshing returns. from
scattered sections show very unsatisfac
tory yields. There seems to be a little
improvement in demand for flour. . Stocks
at Minneapolis show a fair decrease, daily.
Many of the largest operators in ' our
market continue very confident in the
belief that later prices will'be materially
higher. Our market has ruled higher than
it did yesterday and closes .%c higher.
Sentiment- was influenced somewhat
through the day. in fact we think a good
deal by the idea, which became general
that Armour & Co. were, buying wheat
through brokers or commission houses.
We know this was not the case. ? We do
not care to advise , purchases- of wheat
except on • good _ breaks. Off . grades of
wheat are several cents a bushel lower
here today than they were yesterday,
notwithstanding futures have been higher.
We expect to see a materially wider dif
ference between December and May wheat
than today's market shows..-Liverpool
closed Id higher. Estimated receipts to
morr«A-, 74 cars. . -„?...?,
Coifi—Futures have ruled higher today?
Yesterday's leading; ? buyers were buying
December and *■ May. again • today? There
is a very large long line of December held
here. Cash corn is weaker. Country ac
ceptances somewhat larger.. Shipping de
mand is light. It has been possible
to buy corn here today to deliver on Sep
tember sales at a profit. .We are out of
line for any export business. The mar
ket is in a position to be influenced large
ly by weather, for the next three or four
weeks. Liverpool closes %d higher. Es
timated receipts, 466 cars for tomorrow. :
Oats— been heavy all day. The
market closes rather weak. s. The rapid
accumulation in the visible supply checks
speculative buying and cash demand is
only fair. _ Elevator people : and receivers
continue to sell oats daily, against . their
purchases, and the result is a dragging
market. Estimated receipts. 1100 cars;
—Speculatively the provision
market is a small one. The cash demand
for both meat and lard is good, with some
export business doing in lard every day,
and the demand should be larger this year
than usual on account of the situation on
the continent. Estimated receipts for
tomorrow. 16,000 hogs.
J. C. Geraghty & Co.'s New York let
ters: y- .-'?-.■* ■.'■' ?.?'•?"-:''
Logan & Bryan higher opening
brought considerable liquidation, Some of
this seemed to come from important
sources. The result is a little easier mar
ket throughout. It is nothing more than
a natural reaction and indicates no change
in general conditions or tendency. . Call
money was also a little firmer. It Is'still,
very cheap. * These. are: both results of
a broadening . general interest.' A -crop
report will.be issued by the government
on the 10th. ,With the exception of wheat
conditions, it is said to show a generally
favorable outlook, t ."For tseveral, months
the market has had scarcely any reac
tion: We have probably reached a point
now where reactions are likely, even with
an advancing market. We 'would now buy
stoclrs on the - reactions. .. .
Paine, Webber & Some of the trad
ers took profits in coppers today and this
afternoon showed a disposition ■to - work
for lower prices. The tone of the market
was firm, however, and a scarcity |of
stocks was a feature. One house bought
1.000 Mohawk and anotfier sold 1.000, and
there was excellent buying of Osceola.
The ' New York railroad and ? industrial
list opened higher and then sold off.
Realizing was. quite general. It ■ looks as
though the reaction might go some fur
ther. We continue to . think * that stocks
should be sold on rallies as well as bought
on declines. • < : - .
, Walker —After a very strong
opening with fractional advances all * day
today's market sagged on. profit-taking.
The" reaction continued all day. and prices
in most; instances were half to : one '*' per
cent below?opening; figures. ._ There ap
peared to be no pressure ? and : offerings
were -well taken, but" the - realizing and
some ? short 7 selling had . its effect. The
close . was irregular, with no evidence of
real pressure or weakness to cause .par
ticular -anxiety. :. - . '- : ;,; '.
O'Connor & Van Bergen's correspond
ents say: '. . .?.'"•? -
Although the market developed :a : quiet
er' tone this • afternoon, .7it. has - lost none
of its strength. In fact, its absorption
on all occasions is favorably commented
upon. Trading was a little too active at
the start, but -. there were few who - felt
at all bearish, as.stocks for both long and
short account were well taken. This fea
ture is very indicative of the ' firmness of
the market's foundation. ' Brokers usually
employed by Standard Oil brokers have
been quite prominent on ? and off during
the day as sellers of various stocks. Some
significance was attached to this : by'those
hoping for 7 a reaction, but 7 otherwise .it
has not attracted any particular attention.
Feature of the . market today was i the
fair supply of stocks at the early advances
and on the first declines. •■- The distribu
tion assumed proportions -of consequence
and was a weight on the market through
out the day. Spasmodic rallies met stocks
and'volume of . business fell off. At the
close the ' tone*was inclined to ■ heaviness.
There was nothing of consequence In:, the
way. of 7 news:* to •; adversely 7affect prices,
and change lof tone ;in J market reflected a
natural profit-taking . movement v. after _ a
prolonged; rise. A pause. and t probably ;. a
further . reaction pending maturity** * corn
and • cotton iisi in • order.- The-monev | mar
ket was more active higher at a-slight
advance in rate;,: As "the, outward • move-1'
ment increases- a.. gradual -:' hardening . of!
rates must follow. ?r*i-- >-.*: t'- • . -.<*-•.«;'
-*-.-"?'-■- - : Chicago Produce :.'...' yy'
CHICAGO, Sept. Butter steady:
creameries,. 14%@19c; -dairies; 12%@16c:
Eggs steady;.at mark,- cases included. 14%
16% c.- Cheese firm; daisies,?B%@9p;
twins, 8c; ~; Young: ''Americas,..- B%®9c.
Poultry—Live firm; •■ turkeys,-: 12c; chickens,
12c; springs, 13c. ■ '.:-' -
HOGS FULLY STEADY
RECEIPTS. LIG*tf—AVERAGE QUALI
- .TV UNCHANGED
Cattle Supply. Liberal—Market. Steady to
Strong—Kilting ? Sheep?.*' Hold ? Steady—
Stockers and -Feeders Weak .
SOUTH' ST? PAUL? Sept. ? 7.'—Estimated"
receipts lat the Union stock ' yards I today:
Cattle,. 1,840; calves, 160; hogs, 995; sheep?
1,105; horses, -700; cars, 123. .-■_:'■:.-; ?
* The following table ; «hows '■ the receipts
from , Jan. :1, _ 1904, -to date, as - compared _
with the same period in 1903: • ?. -
Year. .Cattle. Calves. Hogs. Sheep. - Cars.
1904 139,660 25,926 596,162 346,271 14.766
1903 ...121.147 * 52,583 475,637 .266,019 ' 12.822
1nc..... 18,513 ...... 120,525 80,252 ?. 1,944
Dec .- ..,..- ;.6,457 .....,, .............
The following 1 table shows rthe receipts
thus far. in September as compared', with
the same period in 1903: Yrrry>.
Year. Cattle. Calves. Hogs.' Sheep. Cars. .
1904 ... : 6,202.?-■■=-•558 ?:• 3,880 18,026 415
1903 ... 6.034:" 473' 6,196 8,684 y* 409
1nc..... - 178 ' -7'- 85 -'; :: .yyy 9,342 '-.- - 6
Dec :.?.....?... 2,316 V.....' < ..'.'.':;
Official receipts for the past seven days
are as follows: . . .;.'.-...>. - -* ...
Date. :'•■ Cattle.' Calves. Hogs. Sheep. Cars.
Aug. 30..2,622 -. 347 •"" 1,191 ... 1,449 .-,"■•128
Aug. 31.. 498? 155- 1,899 ' 403 ' .'. 53
Sept. 1... 281 118 ■"'-•> 388- 6,202 48
Sept. 2... 339 -.86 .- 1 661 3,194 39
Sept. 3... 722 204 1,429' 3,250 109
Sept. 5...4,285 -'135? 1,042 ! 5,672-/239
Sept. 6... 1,195 217 .1,309? 625- -', 67
The various railroads entering the yards
reported receipts for the day loads.:as
follows:?.C. G. W., 1; C..-M? & St. P., 3;
M. & St. L., 8; C:, - St.' P.. M. & 0., 5;
G. N.. 59 r? Soo •Line. 5; N. P., 41;-C, R.
I. & P., 1; total, 123. . '-.-: .-- ■ ?','■?
..Disposition of stock for Sept. 6: -
- Buyers. ... Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Swift &,Cd.?.??..... 3la '-1,275 ?'?'.:•. 357
W. E. McCormick?..?" '■■'■1 '■'■■"■ 11 -"•'■ -7 179
W. G. Bronson ....? . 25/ - 125 j
Leo. .Gottfried.... ?;t.69 .
Haas Bros ......... 36 - ....
Weirs-;-..'.....;?:.... ...? ■' :_ '• 9: . ? ....
City -butchers:::..?.-.*; "40-".■"'...? ....
Slimmer & Thomas.''.36o '"—:... ......
P. Evans : y.y.y.'.'y 63 :'" ......,..;^:.
J. B. Fitzgerald ..... -.120 :;..... •'.;.':-.
Country:, buyers...... 183 ■'-.... '702
Totals X.'.-. .'.v.; 1,102 ?~ 1,331 y 1.432
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The S following -table shows the weight,
cost and price range of hogs for the past
seven:days:-.'..-.-:-;.-. ■■■■■Yy-^-. .••- -..-;/ yy ■•■•■.'
Date.'-. ' Ay. Wt. Ay. Cost. Price Range.
Aug. 31....237 $5.22 [email protected] -
Sept. 1..-?..232 - 5.21 ?v:[email protected] .
Sept. :2. ??..". 225-'?-..;. 5.22 - [email protected] ;
Sept. 3.:..:.236 . 5.23 - 5.10#5.40.
Sept. 5:....•:242-' v"' 's:23y^^ [email protected] ?
Sept/ 6... ..225 :— ;• 5.30.,, [email protected] .-'■■
Sept. 7.? ,'.-.243 5.28?* * "? [email protected]
Prices fully steady; receipts light; aver
age- quality about the same as on' Tues
day; price range, $5.10 to $5.45; bulk, $5.25
to $5.35; good. to choice light and medium
weight hogs are quotable from $5.40 to
$5.55; ' fair, r light,** mixed apd ; good heavy.
from $5.*-0 to' $5.35? and" common" heavy,
common mixed* and rough packing grades ■
from $4.75 to 45.15. ; Representative sales:
* Hags 7-7 _-y,yyY..yy * --yyy „: „,.<-■, „..\y
Ko.9.y..i■■'.■>..- Wt.Price. INo. -?■ :*..*-*.= Wt.Price.
15 _61 $5.45|61 '7.,..?.:..236 $5.45
21?-::..'.-..-. 195 - 5:40 59 ,?;.:.-.??232- 5.40
112 ": .rt.r.' 233 y5?35 54 ..?... .:"■ 246 ' 5.35
53 ...':.... 242 5.30147 -.-...-.=:.. 245 .5.30
27 ....:... 238 5:25 35? ~ 272 5.20
12 ...'.'.. 324 -■ 5.15110 -'.?: ?.;-.-.: 300 5.10 j
Roughs '■■■'•■■'■■■■ ■-:■--'-■■- ■;■ -'. -iV r ••■.-':
1 .......... 100 $5.00 5 ........ 338-$4.80
2 .......Y 345. 4.75 1 „.. 200 4.30
1 V:......-. „230? 4.2j 1 ........ 560 3.25
'Z"."X: ■ Cattle ??
Receipts liberal. Arrivals made up very
largely . of westerns, ' ■ with '.' the .;; big - end
billed through to : Eastern . points. * Beef
and ? butcher cattle selling steady to
strong. : Bulls and veals steady.. Stockers
and .feeders of .good •.■; quality a shade
stronger, : others? steady? Milch cows and
springers * quiet. , Representative sales: •
Butcher Cows and Heifers— .-— ; ■•
No. 7- ■-, Wt.Price. No. Wt.Price.
2 ...'..'...1065 $2:75 4 '.'.'?.'.*?..1025:52:60
1 .....?..1050.;2.50 3- .:...'.. 1047 2.40
1 ........800 2.35 2.-.;..... 985 -" 2.30
1-... 1100 2.25 5.::.'...'.-.. 796 2.05
5 •.■.V.V.-..1002 -2.05 * •■:-'■.?.; '
Cutters and Canners .. .
2 ....>».-1-800* $2,001 1 ........ 940 $1.85
10 .....v.*.*'96l:- 1.-75■*1'-"'.-.'.'??.:: 950 1.50
2 ■'... .••-■-.-.'• 840 1 .'4O *4 ••'.•;..-.'.';. 732 * 1.25 I
Butcher Bulls — " .-.;--. , . -.. i
1 ........1640-$2.25| 1. ..?:?.. 1210 $2.00
Veal Calves .... ...- : . ;v ?
1 :..v.... 150 $4,751 r-2>>:.::.:... 125 $4.50
2 .-;.:..vr;220w.4:25 1. :.:.:.:.y 904.00
■2. :■?..-.'?.".-.: 160 3.75 6 .:...... 161 3.50
10 ■■......?193--2.75 1: ........ 260-2.50
Stock and Feeding Steers— . .: "
-3 .'.... ..1000 $2,851 '4 -..',..... $2.80
13 ........ 790 2.7013 ?....?:. 787 2.60
13 .... 631 2.50 12 ....v.... 676 2:40
. 1 ........ 710 2.2514 ■'-. ;; ..... 494- 2.10
2 .-..;.-.'.?470? 2.15 2 ..v..-....?570*- 1.75
2 .....:.. 195 1.50 ?-: ' :.: :-..y-7-. -„
Stock Cows and Heifers—
7 ........ 712 $2.10 .8 ..... 420 $2.00
10 ... . 459 1.85 1 .....-...-590 1.75
2 ?:..-?..? 375 1.50( ::: -■..'.. =-. .-'-■ ;..
Stock and Feeding Bulls "
2 ...:....1105;52.00|1:........ 870 $1.85
4 ••..-:...-..':9,12.r-.1.75|-.4?..-..-...-?.625--r.50
? Milch Cows and? Springers— -Yr". "yyy
=-2 cows' and' 2 ; calves ... -. ....... ? .$60.00
2 c0w5'...........'.. ..;..... .......'. 48.00
1 cow and. 1 ' calf.'-......;r.;rr.";."? 32.00
1 cow ; and 1 ca1f.........;;.;...;... 30.00
1 cowhand 1*ca1f.....^-.:;..Vi;v:... 27 00
1 cow,-:. -\.'...'.............;.'..-;;.-. .26:00
1 -cow ...;.'.'.?.-:..:'-..*?.-;.?.-;.*;-;..-.;; 22.00
Z-'y ??. Sheep?????'.
Receipts" moderate? r- Sheep slow but
quoted about .steady: with Tuesday's ■ de
cline.' - Lambs. quoted . steady.; Stock and
feeding . sheep less active with prices
weaker. . Representative = sales: •-
N0., -Kind. - •„ /::=.. Weight. Price.
.133 lambs ......::.;....... 772 . $4.80
26 ambs ....;..... ..—... .- 55- ?. 4.50
8 lambs- .:.:::.:.7.:...:..-. 74 ■ .4.50
9 lambs .......................78 -4.00
<0 ewes ....:..-. .. ...98 -3.25
14 ewes ;:.■:;-.■ ?»..'.v.-. ...-*. 90 .. 3.00
. 20 cull buck -' iambs .......... 53 ~ 2 75
* 1 buck -.«.-..,'....••.'...•;-.v..: 1.130 2.25
■ Stockers ■ and Feeders—
29 1amb5:?.......:'.'.'.?....... 59 $3.50
144 wethers ...."...:.-.. . 84 3.25
19. ewes / 85 3.00
153 ewes .....'.....;...;....:89, '•> 90
200 ewes V....v..?..»..;..;„;. 87 - - 2^75
•' 76 ewes ■ .. •...-.-. y. •• :zz"' 88 2.75
- Among the shippers -on the "- market
were: B. Shuley,-, Edinburg, N. D.- J
Thomasson.. Edinburg, N. D.; Odel • & E.,
Willmar;. E. Johnson, ; Grantsburg,.? Wis -
Riley Bros., Ellsworth,? Wis.; Fox & W,
Durand, Wis.; D. Edlund, r Northfield; E.
Porter, H. Eggen, - Sterling,. N. D.; .L. : D. ;
Bailey. Sterling, N. D.; C. .Burch. Grey
Eagle; O. -J. Quam. .- Starbuck; < . J.' y. M.
Carnes. -. Royalton; -E. •• Theime. Zimmer
man; N. T. Drafer, Sterling;. N. D.; B.
R. Slater, Sterling, N.D.;"'- -' *-v
- Midway Horse Market
■'■:■ Minnesota '.Transfer,. St. Paul, Minn.
Barrett 7" & * Zimmerman - report r that the
market opened this week . with V less r ac
tivity. .... Retail. trade to : city business : men
being the only kind. Horses were in large
supplies, principally of prime : heavy" of
ferings. Values: j'?.- -::--.-.,'--?-.-.• -■..'.•--.
Drafters, '"extra".' . .::' .".-.' r. ....;;; [email protected]
Drafters, choice *5: :177\ .;•.';'.-. 160<S180
Drafters, common to good 120 160
Farm ; mares., extra :::?'.: ;::.*.- [email protected]
Farm. f mares, :• choice .'.:'?.-; •;";;' ■;■ ._ 115® 130
Farm mares, :comomnito; g00d... [email protected]
New I York i Butter.
- VNEW ,YOR_£.**Sept .7 —Butter.. steady,
unchanged; receipts, 14,973; street price fo r
extra :■ creamery. [email protected]%c;5 official ? prices
; for creamery, common to extra, [email protected]; i
dairy.: state, common to ; extra. [email protected] -
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, THUKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. 190i^P
— ■ > ——m n —. ;
By .ryyyXy ?-:;:: MEMBERS -'■' 'y7- . •* ' " ," ' REFERENCES .??^? "'S
1' Chicago Board :of Trade. sv_ ■■■>- -'Kat'l Ger. Am.'? Bank? St. Paul 'Vi
W Minneapolis r Chamber •of Commerce. . * American j National ; Baolt,: SL, Paul -
X : Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. ... Security ; Bank, Minneapolis. ?->,."
j J. C. GERAGHTY 1 CO.
X?r GRAIN, PROVISIONS, STOCKS AND BONOS. 3 ' 7
■'ty. ?:--"??-.."??■ Z'yZZZ'y- ?.!'.- Long Distance Phone AOoZyy'-y^y' '.'?,-.;?.■■?: ;•""
--•¥ Xy. jEndlcott" Building, - .-? yy - ?-r St/^aul, Mlnn» .
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STOCKS FARE WORSE
UPWARD i. MOVEMENT RECEIVES
;;'; SOMETHING -OF A CHECK •';"
No News to Account for the Decline—Con
spicuous Buyers of the Day Before Sell
[y for Profits—Close Is Heavy ??%'?.
7. NEW YORK. Sept.. 7.— advocates of
higher gj prices - 0r.7 stocks met c less r en
couragement from •.; the action of * today's
market- than from -■'?. that '.-;- of .? yesterday.
■ There. was as; little/ news to account?for
the reaction' as there was *to explain, th£
advance.— The volume of "dealings was '
well up to that of yesterday, but the buy
ing v of -r stock 5 from - outside = sources - and,
through commission houses ;or selling -was
as little in evidence .as. at any time dur
ing : the. current period of activity. The
. conclusion - was. general ; that the dealings
are largely due - to* the ■■ operations of * par
ties of speculators {ork of large individual ■
traders who .make an | avocation |of ? such
operations. It was quite evident that many
of such operators who 1 were • conspicuous
buyers s in;. yesterday's; market were V free
sellers -to ■ take * profits ? today. This :is ; the
sufficient' explanation ; of the actual move
ment •of prices and *in | order to adequate
ly - judge 7 the ? value -, of * the ; price move
ment as an index of conditions and values
it would vbe necessary, to know-, the mo
{tives " and i information which prompted the
operations. There were j no' public : develop
ments to throw light on this subject. ;
" In view of yesterday's wide advance in
the * '■■ Pacifies and the V subsequent? public
announcements of hopeful views; of pros
pects? for ..values from an official-quarter,
connected - with . the system | thus. affected,
some; of the speculative followers iof the
movement evidently- feared^ that .the ef
fective, buy ing? that' they had been follow
ing might -be considered ' to .be now ■ con
cluded. r The pressure •to ;. take- profits in
the Pacifies in consequence was quite ur
gent. The opening prices for them show-?
Ed a momentary effect from the interview
referred to, but; these _.were the highest
prices of ? the .day.?? Thei r' subsequent de
cline" proved of decisive effect 'on ; senti
ment. ._This effect was; reinforced by the
evidence of the same process going on in
Reading after its recent ; large gain. ...-
_.'- V Realizing in Tractions ." . ,?
. Even- the r local; tractions.: which made
buoyant advances- on the - compromise .of
the labor dispute- which 7 threatened their
operations, encountered' realizing sales. In
the .railroad - lists l efforts - to contest "-. the
reaction were rather ineffectual. |In a i sec
tion of the r industrial . list, however, \\ a
considerable degree' of . strength developed
and: served as-a partial offset to the
heaviness in s the ? railroad list. The iron
and steel stocks, were most conspicuous in
this * movement,, but other j metals stocks
and also the railroad ? equipment?■ com
panies ? which make -al large 7 use .of iron
materials were affected by; sympathy.'? It
was argued that the .agreement ~of the
pools . in : steel products :. to - reduce ■ prices
had done away with a danger of an open
market and: harmful competition. Reports
were also current of some large orders for
railroad construction and equipment' which
were awaiting the j reduced prices |of steel
products. 7>??: These conflicting ..influences
kept,; prices i moving irregularly, all day.
The reaction c was ? in,» force at ? the closing,'
which was heavy.>'""???■•**_-"T--,**? Xyly\ -
'' Ah. appreciably firmer r tone was evident,
both: for call and:; time loans :as a conse
quence' of the decline? in the banking sur
plus and the increasing demand for money
in connection with the stock market spec
ulation. ■ Some attention also ? was: paid? to
reports of : corn - crop - damage ; from . -, the ;
Southwest. -: Neither of these factors seem
ed to be sufficiently pronounced to have
much influence jon - the ? movement of the:
prices. The days reports of >;.railroads
gross earnings for the fourth week in Au
gust were uniformly encouraging. :...;'
-; The bond "market* continued broad j and
was generally firm. Total sales,'- par value, •
$3,465,000. -: United States. bonds were un
changed on . call. --. " , ~yy. 7-"■- '<■ -
? Closing List ;;* . ?.?
r- .'•'.;■ . Sales jHighl Low Close ■
Atchison :.....:;•. :. 46600 83% '82 ■'■; 82
-do. pfd -........'..*. 800 99% 98% 98%
Baltimore & Ohio.. 19400 89% 88% 88%
do.pfd 200 93% = 93% 93
, Canadian _ Pacific . . 1400 126% 125% 125%;
Cent: of ' New Jersey ? 300171 171 -' 170 ]
Chesapeake & Ohio 1440 ft 41 40% 40%
Chicago & Alton .. 200 41% 41% 41%
do pfd;........... ..... .:...*..... 83
Chi & ; Great West. .2000 16% 15% 16
Chi ' & 'North-West: 600 190% 190% 189%
:Chi. Mil &St Paul. 18900 158 156% 156%
do pfd*..'....:.;.. ...:: ;.... ..... 182%
Chi Term & Trans. 1400 6%. 6', _%
- = do pfd:?;.."..:.:.-: "1300 16% 15 ? 15%
C, C, C& St LT?.".': 700 .79... 79 ? 78%
Colorado Southern. -1000 16 15% 15%
do Ist pfd *'_;'-.-.'.-. 1100 48% 48 47%
do 2d pfd ........ 700 21% 21 21 ~
Dela & Hudson 5000 166% 164 165 ?
Dela, Lack & West. -900 276% 276 276%
Den & Rio = Grande. 100 .25% 25% 25%
do pfd-;..;.;.:.-."7. 1200 80 - ,79-. 79
Erie .:.......;.:.;.. 36900 30% 29% 29%
.do : Ist' pfd -..-:-;... - 6400 -. 67 ■ 66% 66%
do 2d pfd .777... 7800 44% 42% 43%
Hocking Valley-.:.. 300-83. 82 '82%
-:do-pfd'...':....... 300 87% 87% 87%
Illinois Central ?.:.'. 1800139% 138% 138%
lowa Central ...... 1200-23% 22% 22%
do pfd :...:.'..... 900 45 44 7- -44%
X C Southern ...;'.' - 200 24 ' 24 24
dopfd-...:.;:.:..'. ? 300-46% 45% 45%.
Louis- & Nashville.. 2800 123% 122% 122%
Manhattan L ". ir:.: 1200 156.., 155% 156
Met: Securities -:.:'... 1700 88% 87 . 88*?'
Met Street .Railway 8900 121 . 118% 119%.
Minn &St Louis ... 200 56 55 55 -
M, St P & S S M... 2300 73% 72% 72%
? do* pfd -"........-... -400 129% 129 129%
Missouri Pacific: ..." 17900 99% 98% .98%
Mo, Kan & Texas.. -4800 23% 22% 22%
■? do pfd .. ....: 7..~. : 1000 49% 48% ;48%
Northern Securities 2500 104% 104% 104%
NR?R of M pfd... 100 36% 36% 37
New York Central. 10001124% 123% 123%
Norfolk & Western.,, 2000 68% 68% 68%
'.-■ do pfd .-.'."".'.-.-.;:. ...":. .-;-;.- ;-... 90-■=•;
Ontario & Western. 4300 33 32% 32%
Pennsylvania ,-•"...... 38400 127% 126% 126%
Pitts, C.C& StL.. - 100 68% 68% 68 -
.Reading?...^...-..-.-.. .6100 67% 65% 66%
■-. do Ist pfd?...:... 500 85 ?85?? 84%
?do:pfd,..-.....;.;. -100 75% .75% -74%
Rock Island Co .".v.. 19100 28% 27% '27%'
do pfd -...'."..v..'.": 7100 71% 71 71 ;
St L&S F2d pfd. 1700 60 59% 59%-
St L Southwestern. 4000 22% 21% *23_%i
■7-r.. do ; pfd :.:.. :..*::. .400 45% 44% 44%
Southern .Pacific- ... 73200 :59 - 57% • 57%
Southern -Railway.. 36500 30% 29% 29%
•-'do pfd?...-:.:...-; 1700 95 94% 93%.
Texas & Pacific ... "5500 32 - 31% 315
T.C.R.rT—:;...:. :.*:;-. 97% nz y * 9634
Tol, St L & West. 100 29% 29% 29%
: d0pfd:...;:.:.... : 1900 48% 47% 47%
Union Pacific :. y. 63600 101% 100% 100% -
do pfd .....:...;. 100 93% 93% 93%
Wabash .:..'...::-.;. 3000 21% 21 ~ 21
: do pfd .'...:.. 10100 41% 40% "40%
Wheel & Lake Erie 100 17* 17-; 17 -•
Wisconsin Central. 500 19% 18% 18%
Wisconsin Cen. pfd; 500 43% 43 4214
Mexican Central ... 3900 13% 13 12%
Adams; .:.'.;..".-.:... .;.-.; :.... .;.;; 225 -■:
American .': '.'..'. :... .:.".: .."... ..il'. 210 "■'"
United States ';".:.:. .'..;. .;.;. .-■?-• nj"'
Wells-Farg0?........ :.::. .;... ..-;.. 230:?
AmaL:Copper? ?.::;-; 50400 59% -58^. 58"-.
Am. Car, & Foundry 5100 20% 19% *0%
>:.do?pfd"..'.rv:...-.: ?800-79% 79% .79*%
Am. .Cotton-Oil.:;: 400 32% 32* 32^
-do pfd?:........:. .';:.. :-.■:". ;.;.% sily
Am. 1ce '■'.:: ...'.....-. 1800 6% 6% ? T 6%
do pfd:.-........... 1000 27% 26% i27^?
Am. Linseed-.Oil:;.. .'.".;-. ..... 77... 12?
--do pfd r....-.r..: .ry. ::.r. :.:.. 31
Am. 'Locomotive?.;. 8000 22% 21% '"2*%
<y do pf<r ' r:::■.■.: ;.-.'. -300 9.0% 90 90
Am. Smelt.; & Refin. 10000 66% 65% *66%
'^do-pfdf-rr..:. t.-.'.r;-. ,'6OO 107% 107 107%
Am. Surgar Refining 7200 131% 130% 130%
?Ana. Mining C 0;.;.. 5200 -82s. ,80* 81
Brook. Rap. Transit 13900 »57% 56% 66%
iCol.. Fuel & Iron 6200 '39* -36% 38%'
Consolidated Gas... 3600 197% 196% 196*%'
Corn Products :::.". 1000 ;14r- 13% 13%
■^do-pM^rrv-^V.V: 300 ?7K? *71"a 70% I
Distil.ci*" Securities SIOO '26% 26% 26%! J
General Electric ... 1700 171% 170% 170%
; Inter.':Paper i r.r;-.".-.i: J. 200 14% 14% .14%
i*ida,ptdiy;y?7r7::-. 500 74% 74% 74%
Inter.jPum# .";?*:??r.: e.IOO ;30-:. ;30^ 729;--
S. B. SIIOMII S CO.
( GRAIN—STOCKS
National German American Bank Bldg
;- do pfd ?.-;-:,.??. 100 77% 77% 76%
National Leader?;?. 11*90 :24 ;•* ' 23% :: 23% '■
North American ... 400 93? 92% - 9*4.'
Pacific Mail .-.v.r.':; -2000 31% 30% 30%
People's Ga5'....... • 4500 103% 102% 102%"
Pressed Steel Car... 5400 34% 32%' 33%
do pfd ...':-.;.-:,.-: 400 79,, 77*£ 78%
7' PuHman Palace 1 Car ''100 218. - 218;' 216
Republic Steel ' 900 ' 7% .-7% - ' 7%
•: do pfd ........... -500 44% 43% -43?-
Rubber Goods .".:.:. 1200 18% 18% 18 ??
:?d0ipfd:7.;......?.-; :'...-. ;.... >.-;-.. *80i?=
Term. Coal& Iron.. 16300 47% 44.4 46%
U. S. Leather ,2400 7% =7% .7%'
do pfd ?....-,.-••.-... 600 87% -87% -87 -rl
U. S. Realty.. 400 53% 53% 53;"-;
U. S. Rubber....... -100 19% 19% 18%
c do,pfd ?::.'?..'?.?. ..... :.v* -=■ «74W
U. S. 5tee1......:.. 24100 14 .13% 13%
- do pfd-?.'":???.'?.::"; 83500 63% 62% 62% =
West. -Electric-..... --,800 163 <.; 162% 161%
Western Union ...:.]. ,6001 -91% 91 91 :
Total sales . for the ..day, ; 907,20. shares.
;>.'?.' XyyXZ'' New YcfWc. Bonds yy. ;?
U ref 2s reg.lo4%ibMan eg 4s 106%
?, do coupon -y.< 105% Wjfex. Cent 45.. 63%
do 3s. Reg .*...? 105 J . go Ist mc :..;: 15% :
:- do c0up0n,?.'.105% M&-St L 4s. /. .."95- -*-■
y do - n 4s reg.-. 131%. X &'.T 45... 100%
do :coupon *r.. 131% "-'do 2ds -YryYH'. ■ 80%'
. do old 4s reg: 106 • bNRR of Mc4s.. :76 "
'yr do i coupon ..107 i NYC gen- .100%
Atch gen 4s?; . .103% WNJC geri.*'ss. .'.133%
?■■ bdo adjt As. . 94% NOr• Pac '4s- ..'.'*; 105%
Atl C Line 45.. 98%!,.d0 3s : .;.. 74%
B & Ohio 45...103% N !&' v Wcon4s.. .101%
ydo 3%s 77.77. 95%105L 4s & Pa... 97 '
bCtof Ga . .111% cony 3%5. .99%
„dp Ist ''- mc -•; • 84% Bead gen;4s:.:". . 99% ;
9J*P 4%5..105%a>5tL& 1M_0n55.116%
bC.-&>-Al:3%s. I»%IStL& SFfg4s.. 85%
C-B&.Qnew4s;'.:96%^tfcL:S W Ists.. 98
bC,M& StFg4s.loß%;Sea'd-A L 45... 82-
bC& N-Wcon7s.l2S% So? Pacific 45.. .': 94??
CRI& PRR4s.. ?76%; So .Railway, 55.. 117%
V.J72.S2 1 :- "'•'•! 88%MC5c,& Pa-15t5.119%
bC,CC&-StLg4slol% tT?St L & W 4s 78
Chi .Term . .'.-74%. XI Pacific .4s -'. • .105%
Con Tob .4s . rl7; 78:. H.Kdo .cony 77. 105%
Col.& So 45..'.. .84 : U; S Steel 2d 80%
Den I & R G 45.101% Wabash Ists' .. .118%
Erie p lien 4s:. 99% do deb. B .... 65
do gen 4s-'.::-: 87 .' bW-&i-E 4s rr.': 89%
FW& DC15t...107 Wis Cent 45:... 89%
Hock Val 4%5.108 '.:]bCol F conv*ss. 75%
L &.N.uni.45..'.101 _t -yy-. ?: : -
■' bßid. ?' • -.?-? .'■ ."--.' ■"?'*.-?■:
• ''1 -Y-... New York, Mining Stocks 7??
Adams .Con: .. .so.2oiLittle' Chief... ..$0.05
Alice -i........-- =„25 Ontario- . :7rX.: r 3.50
Breece .... .... . 17Ophir .-..■...-..'.-. .y- 2.20
Brunswick C.7? ITiPhoenix ; "'77. .... 13
Comstock Tun. . 10jPotosi .."..;;.:.? 1?
Con Cal & . Va. 1.00 Savage" . .*;:...; 'l 8
Horn Silver. ?.?-I.ss|Sierra Nev.,... .30
Iron Silver \:.'*.l.so]Small' Hopes..'.: 25 j
Leadvillc C *... '--:0-p|Standard.^: .'...:: 1.90
..'--?■: New. York' Money 7, :; - 77 •
: - NEW- YORK, :. Sept. ■ 7.-^Money.. on call
f as y ru at [email protected]%; closing bid and offered at
l. lime loans? slightly firmer; 60 days 2"
per cent; 90 days, 2% .per cent; 6 months,
i\r^P^Z cent' Prime mercantile : paper,
.3 @.4% per cent. Sterling exchange 1 easy
>v£^ ;^,i^?V? siness^ 1" bankers' bills at
*A-?l-}yfP\'*7'15 f9v d?m and at $4.84.70
Ig^?4;?6: for ? 60-day bills;, posted rates.
il-;. 8'4 % * and ■:,^- $4.55''5i4.88%;.. . commercial
bills,ft- $4.-84%@*4.84%> Bar. Silver, _6%cr
Mexican: dollars, .45 %c.« Government bonds
steady; -, railway bonds firm. rf >-;; .
?? /??' ? '-.. ; .. •- Bank Clearings .:•..?. yy Xy •?.
i • St. Paul . Z.1.::.-. ..". .':.:.yy..\ '', $1,121,909-
Minneapolis ;. .. r.. >..,..v.. ;.'.:?.2,950,248
Available Supply. Changes
NEW YORK. Sept. 7.—Special tele
graphic g and - ■ cable » communications ?' re
ceived by Bradstreet's show the following
changes |in available I supplies, as! compar
ed with last account: ;,-- •- >- - v
; -Wheat—United. States and Canada, east
of the Rockies, increase, 878,000 bu; afloat
for and in Europe, increase, 3,100,000 -bu.
Total supply increase, 3,978,000 bu r-y- -
r Corn—United • States ?■ and.! Canada, east
of the Rockies?-increase 1,276,000 -
' _°?: tsUnited States and - Canada, - east
of the Rockies, increase 4,243,000 . -.
__J" i&_:'X£-S__ increaS¥i?eported this week
a,re 109,000 'bu at Chattanooga; 130,000 bu
at Dallas,-and: 68.000 IjQ'at Pittsburg - •
The ? leading decreases. are ?88,000 bu : at '
Nashville and; 62.000? at . Qgdensburg.
"' --;'''--• -: -. ; '^ "'-■ /-' " - -.:■" ..'-■ - -*:'
PRODUCE AND FRUIT
___-____• ' ;
1 : ■ -.-:"'.'.■ „;::'it „-^n-•;--:• '..-? ■'■■■. ' y '■'■'
Ruling * Prices at VSesterday's Meeting of
- .77 the St. Paul Commission Men yy.':
-'■■ ST?'PAUL; Sept. -7.—Trade in the open
market at today's meeting of? the Produce '
Exchange ; established the . following prices, :
"With demand good:;' "*' - . V
• Butter—Creameries-^*. " •"-*■"'
Extras, ..-...... -.. : .',;, t .., L ?.ig @? '.18%
Firsts-......... ri.ife.-. .16 [email protected] .17?*?
Renovated ?..;-..,.,>.. .15 <§ : .15%
- Dairies— '••■; .. - n -7 s , t ..?. - ■ „ Z\
Extras yy.. ??.-... ?._.... .13%@ .14 ■=
i-TStS :....... .....'. V.V.'."..-:. ii # - 11%
Packing-stock-:."".•......... - . 11%
Grease .:...?.:...?.-;- :04'*
'■ Cheese— " •" ~y • ""..--
Twins ...;. v ??...:....?. Z,Zm® .09% :
Young Americas ?..:...... 09 - @ 10 ■■:■■
Brick, No. 1-.;............ .10 @.; .10X4
Brick, No.-2.;.:.-;...-..:-.;-:*.08%@ .09?:
Limburger, No. 1, new * 10 @ " .10%
Primost, No. ,1........."?.. . - ? - " "07%
Swiss cheese, block, new.. - .11 @ .14 y-
Swiss cheese, : wheel .'.;...7' '-'. 13 @ -. 15
Eggs—Better demand. -.-,. -
Strictly rtfesh.'-'iat mark, ' - -.? '.
? cases ?• included ....".;.... 17 @ ' .18% ■
y~ Dressed Meats— , . ??-.'.-. -.
Veal ..;.;.;;;.;?..;...?;.; : .-.05 .. &■■ .08'?
Mutton .'."??.;. ...ir. ?.?:??.;^r 04%@ ? .07 v:
Fall 'lambs; (round dress-.'?:-->
--:?.ed)-:;r.'.-;'iV.-.".":.-....?:.-;:: >09?<§>?. 10 *
:■' Live Poultry -?-. '<.;:... ?
Hen 5?......:.:':'......'....". ?-' .-:"-: 7.7? .10 »?
Spring .chickens "... .... .'..? ?:?? ■■■■ ','■:■ . 12 ?'
Cocks, old .. .77...7. ....:.'.'*?• '.' .06 '-
Ducks.?-...................-. .07? @ .10 :
Pigeons, dozen ?.'..,;... ,';T???•*??■"---: . .85
Squabs, dozen ~.".'.".'..?.?.. ?? ??* : 1.50 *
Fish— ■:-"■;■-_ ry. 7 i " y'y':' •-..- ?■
Pickerel ;.;?...;.'"..;,.'....;?. 04%@ : .05 ;?
PikeV':r;.;..;.v;v;.r....... ; ;v:. ; , .06%
Sunnsh, perch, etc . • ;".--*■. -04%
Crappies. ■medium-".,^?."?." .05 @ .06
Crappies, large ....... -yy r.;'. .08
Frogs ■• legs, per ,dOMn^*...;?", .06 r @ '■ .10 -:
m The ; following prices are those at which
; the - commodities 1 mentioned : are : selling in
the retail trade. In large lots these prices
may be* shaded: :>Ji'*- .?-?:.??•—•;
Beans "" .y.r'.'ryy-- ■
Navy, per bu .'.'-;:. -.n. '.'.?. 1.90 ? @ -2.15??
Brown, per bu .:."'.."."....."; :?, 1.75 ? @ 2.75 17
-•Peas—:.-.-. --ryu ' ' -*Ayy. .--^., _. .-_ .-.-.
Yellow-peas ..-.'.';.'....--.'.. 1.00 * @ 1.65 :
Green peas -.:...;,-.:[email protected] 1.75
?'-*Potatoes—' ."? r-*o' r> -*' -:^
'New..bu...'.'...'. 1 r:7t '«'....:.-'.">--.. ? .40 <
Virginia . sweet r potatoes.. .*. "".? v.—,2.60';
. Jerseys „.":..:.;....i^^..T.. .'-•■,";.-" - 3.50 ••■•;
"-'Onions—--..v???v. r '-, -j-?"-- ?.; ;
,Yellow.. .. .:. ? .?■.'.■. "... . ?, 2.50 :; @ ; 2.75 ??
Louisiana, 70-lb sacks, .... -'. -• , . 2.00 "- -
y Grapes— ; ".■ - ■;.;.':'.; -?* *-.■'-. ;«>.-?' X. ".'■*.. -- '-■■' '■
Concords. 8 - basket 'crate..?."■--?."- .25'-'
----*■'•*'Banana s .y y. -■* ■'. y \; ~' -ft? ■-?■'•■ 71 .-■•?-?
Jumbos ~. .'."..:. : ':;; i*. ? 2.25 [email protected] •. 2.50 .
?Large y . 77.:.:..: .'..'.::'7..1 2.00 '; <§> 2.25 7-
Medium;..?. :.'?:V.V;!"?.:'.'..•.?-■":? *?. 1.75
'<- Lemons ■■rryyy.y- ?-■■' ?f '.-*?■' ■ ••--■•-:"
Fancy „?:„? ?7??..???c?;>3.50 @ 4.00
California, ; fancy, b0x....'.'.-.? -: r --. 4.25:■':'
1 California, choice, b0x.... ?■-: ?_ - 4.00 -*
[ Peaches r*» .*.'. r:rr, 1 .Tr.: :V7.” '.75 : .'* @-. 1 .00 ?"<
; Pears, Bartlett, fancy r.' 1.75 @ -2.55- %
i Plumsgfnrrr.tv.^r? 1.':;:;.'-.r.;:90.1 @ ; 125-?•
I-Watermelons.* eacht-.t. .IT.;:"•"-'. 15 ■*• @ v_. - 7
! Cantaloupes;;:?? Rockyford,^-. --* ?-rj-y:r.- • *.*•.
!?*- r fancy, per crate ;-.'.' ."rA'3.SO«; &• : 4.50 ??
Illinois, .7basketT....;;';'.':',';*: .40 ' @ .46 X 1
Apples— yyyry.y.-Yiy.y y-y^;.-yyy:.y
■ Cooking apples ........... ??. 2.00
Fancy varieties "-rf'.'ii ?.*; V.': 2.50 ..!" @:, 2.75 Xl.
■■■-'l Oranges-^ •?*?7^-''^-.-;*v:?.:-: r-. .-."• ?-.-"* --;"•:- -.:•.«
Valenelas ... :'.:;■?.•■.". .'?.; >??-4;06::' 4.50
>•"■.;* Vegetables -~\ „
;Carrots.Sbu^.'?.''-.'V^. I:';^V.':v-"''>"-i^>;-.'-i:.so'->
; Cauliflower, bu "?r.T?.';Ti ir';ffe-&''?^'-/-; I'-i
Celery.*?dozen:?:..:*."..i'.V.V. 20 7 @ ~y .25 ;?,?
.: Cucumbers, 3, bu .:-...:...'._- " - .50 '- .
WHEAT GAINS SOME
■^ *■": • '.', - „'.*-. ■". - _. -- <■ ,-■''-'". ■. ■'. j *
REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN THE
??.?; NORTHWEST CONTINUE
Firm Market ;Is Due, Largely :to ': Improved
Demand for Flour In Minneapolis— Light
7 Receipts: Contribute to Strength. - : ' ?*r?
CHICAGO, Sept. -' 7.—An improved de
mand for flour at Minneapolis was i one of .
principal causes of i a firm wheat mar
ket here > today. At: the " close • December
wheat was up Corn showed a:
gam of %c. Oats were off %c. ' Provis
ions were ' 2%c * higher to - [email protected]%c . lower.'
-„; me wheat market opened Arm on high
er prices at . Liverpool and C on. continued
reports of damage- in the Northwest. '* Ini- .
tial x quotations, oh; December were • up. a
shade to %#%c, at $1.06% to ' $1.08%.
.During the ; early part i. of the * day - trading
was rather light in volume, but -toward
the noon hour some "good buying develop
ed...:,. One, of . the principal .operators- was
credited:with* buying' both December and
May through _ commission ?v houses ? while
selling v December openly. Favorable -
weather throughout 7 the greater - part : of
?the country 7 responsible - for much
of • the early selling. -• As • the session ad
vanced the 7 market f. became-. quite * strong
"•'??*? *£ c ; influence of- a bulish situation
m- the Northwest. improved demand
for •* flour; was manifested *at Minneapolis
: and 5, a -.consequent ? rally -in •_. wheat prices
there. helped the . speculative * trading -: in
this ? market.:?- St. Louis also , reported * a
better demand -.for flour, sales of 10,000
barrels being made at that point. Primary
receipts" were : much smaller than : a year
-ago. These 7. deficiencies -in arrivals im
parted ■ some ' additional strength to "the
market. - - There-was? also some-buying on
an unofficial estimate of ?the;.total French
S^'nA* ures - being placed at 292,-;
000,000 i bushels. " * The' yeld -last. year, . ac?
■ cording to official 1 sources. - was 366,000,000
bushels. -' Stimulated by; these -bullish in
fluences December-' advanced to •• • $1.07%.
Although - part -of the gain was lost on
realizing, the market closed firm with De
cember-afsl.o6%c. :•'■.!• -r? ..- "
y.< Clearances ;_ of. .wheat : and X flour • were
equal to 125,900 bushels. - The world's
visible supply, ■-.'. according- to Bradstreets."
increased 2 3,978,000 'bushels. Primary; re- -
ceipts were -827,500 , bushels, compared
with 1,741,800 bushels a year.ago." -Minne
apolis,'. Duluth .and;- Chicago reported re
ceipts of 421 cars, against 294 cars last
week and.B63 cars a year,ago. .-'..??
_ Corn Also -Gainst
": Higher cables and - strength of wheat
was largely responsible for a firm tone
in corn. The feature »of trading;' was
heavy buying by commission house sup
posed .to be 7 acting for leading provision
interest. 7 Generally favorable weather
held the market in check: December open
ed unchanged to %c higher, at 51%@51%c,
sold-between; 51%@52%c,, and closed at
51% c. Local receipts , were 723 cars, = with
.44.0f contract^grade.~ - ' ? y-y-y. ■•*■..
--: A heavy? increase; in the world's visible
supply had a; depressing influence -on the
oats market. . Business was fairly large.
December.' opened -a-? shade to .%c higher,
at [email protected]%c to 33% c, and after selling off
to. 32% c, closed lat 32% c. - Local receipts
were 304.car5.:... „. - „.?;. • ■ -
; The feature in "trading, in ; provisions
was a moderate demand J for. lard. Prices
showed little change' throughout the day,
October pork 7 closing' precisely at last
night's : ;final. quotations, -at $10.92%. . Lard
was up *■ 2% c *at - $7.10. - Ribs were off [email protected]
: 7%c?at $7._7%<g>7.30. ? -';, -...;. :•???•
.... Estimated 7; receipts for tomorrow:
Wheat, 74" cars; corn, • 466 i cars; , oats, 100
cars; ' hogs, ,16,000*.head. - . ' -.
? Range.of Quotations' .
.!. : The leading': futures ranged as follows: 7
1 ' -. 1 Open.-1 High: 1 Low. j 1 Close.
■Wheat— ■ •-••-- I --:.- .- I ■ ----,• --1 . - y-.. I ■ ■■, 7~y,
Sept., 01d.:151.06% $1.07% $1.06% $1.06%
Sept., new. l:04% -1:04% 1.03% 1.04%
:- Dec ...... 1.06% .1.07% 1.06% 1.06%
May ...._.,.,- 1.08% 1.09% 1.08% ■ 1.09%
Corn— „-.:-...-■.--■;■■..:•.-..,.. .-.:-■»■-„- .......
, 7:Sept ...... •? 53% .54% ? .{.3% .53%
Dec ....V. c. .51% .52% .51% .51%
;?.May,,....; ;-:.60 .50% -.49% .50%
.Oats— .. -■ .■-'■- ....... '„:■:• y l-.y-j..-.
Sept ....:?. ? 31% .31% ' .31% .31%
Dec w:.... -'.33% > .33% ? .32% .32%
•: May ...;.. '.35% y .35% : -.35% .35%
Pork— '-:y: : ..;.-. .---.■- - 7■ yy..- *.-.-.•
:-. Sept ...... 10.77% 10.82% 10.77% 10.80
--: Oct ..r... 10.90-- 11.00 10.87% 10.92%
I Jan ;.....". 12.50 : 12.60 12.50." 12.55 *
Lard— "'-■• '" .?•-'• '?.".--.. '•• •',.■. .y- y-■
<* Sept."..?.; ?.:.'.:. .:.?... :...... 7.00
0ct ....... 7.07% 7.15 7.07% 7.10
: Jan ....:. 7.10 ; 7.17% -7.10 .7:17%
Ribs— .: = ■ ■".-.-'. ■'--■■ r : '*• 7.-^-.
Sept X:..y 7.25 7.25 7.20 : 7.20 ■''.:
??Oct ?.?.?. 7.32% 7.35 7.27% 7.30
'^Jan?:?^;; ,657% 6.62% 6.57% 6.57%
? - Cash quotations > were! as - follows: Flour
—Steady.-? .Wheat—No. 2 : spring,-••-' [email protected]
1.15; No. 3, [email protected]%; Nq,' 2 red, $1.06%
: $1,07%. Corn—No. 2,-54c;-No.-.-2 yellow,
55% c. Oats—No. 2, 31% c; No. 2 white, 33%
• @33% c; '; No. 3 white, 31 % 33% c. Rye^No?
2, 70% c. Barley— Good feeding; [email protected]«c; fair
to "choice malting,> [email protected] Flaxseed No.
1,-;$1.19%;: No. 1 northwestern, $1.26%. I
Pork— - $10.80(8)10.90. " Lard—Per .- 100
lbs*. $7.02%®7.05. Short •"I Ribs—
;(ldose),[email protected] Shoulders—Dry salt
ed - (boxed),?sß.B?so. Whisky—Basis
•of high wines, .; $1.25. ? Contract :
grade; [email protected]: Receipts—Flour,: 25.900
bbls; wheaL 1 220,300 bu; Scorn, 1,373,900 bu; *
oats, v 625,000 bu; rye, 25,000 bu; barley,
132,100 bu. Shipments— • 10,400. bbls;
wheat,- 42,400? bu; - corn, ' 854,700 - bu; oats,
260,000 rye, 800; bu; barley, .7.800 'bu.;
On the I Produce} Exchange I today (the * but
ter - - market •:? was . steady creameries,
[email protected]; *' dairies, 12%@16c. Eggs steady;
at : mark, ";:cases- . included, ?' 14%@16%c.
Cheese firm, [email protected] 7 7.-7 .
MINNEAPOLIS ?-.
■ Wheat— Close: ?? Wed. Tues.
Minneapolis, - December.. .$1.10% ? $1.09%
Minneapolis, May;..:.?..'. 1.12 - . 1.11%
Chicago,- December .V? 1.06% 1.66%
Chicago, May?.......'...?: 1.09% 1.08%
Duluth, December -. ;.. 7. .'. 1.08% ~ 1:08 •■
Duluth.-May .......::....? 1.11% V. 1.11
-Kansas City, December.'.; .95% .95%
Kansas City. May ......--.98%?*? .97%
St. Louis, December -....:• 1.09% 1.08%
St. Louis. May 1.11% , .:....
New York, December :. 1.10% ' 1.10%
New York,; May ;.. .......1.10% - ; 1.10%
Minneapolis Liverpool - markets • ? were
stronger and higher, coming somewhat as
a surprise to the. trading element, as .that
market ' has not !. of late followed our r ad
vances. f. The t opening : here : was strong at
an advance of %c for the December op
: tion - over the ' close ~of Tuesday. "^A". little
realizing on ,; the ? advance ; carried prices
back fractionally; but there was good sup
port and values quickly rallied ' about l%c
.before, the demand was filled. On this ad-;
vance : scalpers who had' bought early? be
: gan * to; realize, the I market ' receding until
half of - the- gain was ' lost up Ito r the noon
. hour. Outside : trade shows _no * improve
ment. ' Receipts, -" 216 f cars. - Following was
the range of prices: ..'-:?'..-' 1.
7' -—• " —Closed-?
. - Open.- High; Low. Wed. •-■: Tues.
Sept . .$1.10% $1.11% $1.10% $1.11% $1:10%
Dec „. -. 1.09% ■« 1.11% "-. 1.09% <-: 1.10% - 1.09%
May .. 1.11% 1-12% i 1.11% 1.12 -l 1.11%:
■ On Track —No. 1 hard., new, $1.15%; No.
■ 1 northern, - new, 1?: $1.13%; ■- to 7 arrive, : new.
$1.13%; No. 2 northern, new, $1.10%; to
arrive, new, $1.09%; No. 1' macaroni. -; 89c;
: No. .3 ' wheat,-: $1.05 % 1.07 %:.;. Corn—No. 3
yellow, 54% c; No. 3, ) 53% c; No. 4, 53 %@ ?
54 %c. .. Oats—No. j- 3-_ white, - 31c; *.. No. y3?
29%@30%c. , Rye—7o%c. ? Barley—
- 51c. < * Flax —Cash. September ~: and - to - ar- ;
rive, $1.26. -■--.- -? ; ?._.; .-. -•*.- V- X..-V..
'-"• 1 Flour The \ domestic demand c continues
fairly satisfactory -in ! the | aggregate, most
• sales: being - for = small - lots. Local buyers .
taking hold quite welL Eastern, stocks
reported :as ; low, and it will ibe but :a. ma t-^
I ter of time when -they.; will" have ;to come
'to- as buyers. > Shipments, 44,474 ~ barrels."
First - patents,; [email protected]; second; patents.
$5.95*@6.05; first clears, [email protected]; - second
clears, [email protected] V.^t; ?..?'-; ,;?
:...'■ X yXX"z_ Minneapolis Curb .?:
'. Curb 'on December wheat.". ......; $1. 10%*
Puts " on v December wheat . rr. .."...; 1.09%
Calls on?; December .wheat. :r.'.?.:.;; 1.11%
- State Grain Inspection - . -
?;?£'"-■"-'• ' -■-""? -17 ' ':Northern?.-•"■_'■•'' No
;' Railroads. ; N0.11id.N0.1J10.2.N0.3.Rj.Gd.
Gt. Northern.. ..15 -"'. 10-.,'* 24 y 36 '-7 3
C, M. & SL7P. :•-•.-".- 17 ?;.31~;31. 340 ? 3
M;'& St. ,L....".r;?;'40?-.16,.; 25 ?.23 : 9
Soo Line 1...::. • ■ 5/. 5 .-•-. 1-y 2. ..;
Nor. Pacific .. ,ty."7 :"?'? I~y-ly "■ 1 ?'- .'.
C.,StJP..M. & O r.: 22 34 26 "-. 40 - 4
C.St.P. & K.C. 6?. ..;. .■??. 'yy.;.[ ?,??
Totals -105 97.108 -14? 19
HP- Other grains—Winter wheat. 133; ma-
I caroni, 3; . No. corn, 4; No. 2 . oats," 47;
1 No. 3 i oats. 171; , No. 4 northern ? oats, i 61;
'no-grade oats, 22; No. 2 rye, li; No. 3 rye,
-__^*s_a_-OT.s>S*«-_BrC-<-(<!_JC*-.---*...,-•- . .---.-.^'.t--.-'-...■';■-.- .r.-y
O'Connor : & Van Bergen
STOCKS } RRjfiJk.'F-R'Si 8W
__bonosj L->_\VJl\.[_l\o iPBOVISIOMS
-12; no grade rye, 2; No, 3 barley, No. 4
• barley...- 104; • No. 5 I*barley? 75; no grade
barley, 7; No. I?flax.- 42; rejected flax, 2.
*?v: Cars >■ Inspected - - Out—Wheat— ', 1
northern. 32; i No. 2 . northern; 210; ". No.*: 3
i rye, 7; rejected, ? 12; mo "grade,. 28; winter
wheat, 3; No. 4* corn, 1; No. 3 oats. 23;
No. - 4 northern oats, 1; ' No.- 4 barley, : s; '
No. 1 northern, flax, 3. ?,. "+ '
' :'.. ??":''; DULUTH ; '- ZZ'.- '■_ y\
•: DULUTH, Sept. Wheat was stronger
and in.;good, demand. Some is coming in,
"Ut much of It'is poor grade:; The eastern
milling demand is sharp, - but farmers are
selling little ".-or nothing .; to 1 arrive, and
there is . little available for sale east. - De
cember today :> opened %c up at; $1.08%;?
sold- to 41.09%,-: and reacted %c to i the
close. .-• No. 2 •.northern^cash,?gained?. lc.
compared with No. 1. ■'„. Flax was : dull and
%c higher: Cars on track,. 128. Receipts-
Wheat,: 110 cars; ftax-.'14;-birley.*-18;' rye.
i 1; * oats. 10. Shipments—Wheat 30,000 bu;
: oats, r. 8,794- flax, r. 316.000. . Close—Whea£
to arrive. No. 1 northern. - $1.14; No nor
: thern. $L 11; on track. No. 1 northern,
5H!.: ' *??• 2 northern, $1.12%; September,
$1.13; December. $1.08%; May. $1.15%.
Flax— - and -November, $1.26%; Oc- :
tober and December, $1.26%. : Oats— '
Rye—72c; .
OTHER GRAIN. MARKETS
Milwaukee, Wis.—Flour • steady. . Wheat
lc higher;-No.- 1 northern. $1.15; No. 2
northern, [email protected]; December, $1.06%
bid; puts, - $1.0.% asked; calls,*;sl.o7%c
asked. Rye steady; No. 1, 74c. Barley
steady; No. :2,.= [email protected]; ?■• sample. *[email protected]
Oats easy; : standard, 32<^32%c. Corn low
er; No. 3, [email protected]%c; December, 51% c bid;
puts, 51% c asked; calls. 52% c. * y-y,-y
- Kansas City, - Mo.—Wheat - higher; Sep
tember, *95c; December. - 95%@95%c; • May,
98% c; cash No? 2 hard. 98%[email protected]$l; No.
[email protected]%c—N0.;4? [email protected]; No. 2 red; $1.04
@1.06; No. 3, $1.01. Corn higher; Septem
ber. 47% c; December; 45%@45%c;"' May,
cash No, 2 mixed, 49c; No. 3, 49c;
No. 2 white, [email protected]%c; No. 3. 48%(f549c.
Oats firm; No. 2 :,white, "*[email protected]; No. 2
mixed. [email protected] •--•..-•; *..
;■'■:. St. Louis,-?Mo.—Wheat higher;. No. 2 red
cash elevator,? $1.07%; -track, - [email protected]
: 1.11%; December,, $1:09 % ®1.09 %; r May.
$1.11%; No. .1 hard, [email protected] ?- Corn
weak; No. 2 cash, 60% c; track, 51%@52c;
December, 48% c; May. 47% c. Oats steady;
No. 2 cash, 32% c asked; track. 33%®
34% c; No. 2 white, 35"3e5%c; December,
33%c;iMay?35c...: ; ? t ;- 7.;-;?;. .
;i_". Liverpool wheat nominal; futures
steady; September, 7s 2%d;|December, 7s
4%d. Spot.corn„quiet; American mixed,'
4s lid; futures, steady; September, 4s
7%d; -December, 4s 6%d. -
VARIOUS STOCK MARKETS
Chicago —-.-> Cattle ; — Receipts, 12,000;
steady ..to r, 10c. higher; •; good - to
prime steers, [email protected]; poor to -medium.
[email protected]; ; stockers^and. feeders, [email protected]
3.85;? cows, [email protected]; heifers. [email protected];
canners. [email protected]; bulls,7 [email protected]; calves,
[email protected] Receipts, : 10,000; to- ;
morrow, 17.f^^*_rm, 5c higher; mixed and
butchers. $s.*^^ 5.80; good to choice heavy,
[email protected];. rough heavy, $4.5.05; light,
$5.405.80; bulk • of ■- sales,. $5.20<&5.65.
Sheep—Receipts. 20,000; steady to 10c
lower; good to choice : wethers, [email protected];
fair to choice mixed. [email protected]; ? western
sheep, [email protected]; native lambs, ? [email protected]
5.90. ■'„:■?:.:--.- „.:..-.-:.-,-.■.■ -y :yy
7 South Omaha. Neb. —Cattle—
4,500; market steady and strong; native
steers,. [email protected]; cows and heifers, $2.50
(ffi_J.7s; ?calves. [email protected]&.25.'-> Hogs—Receipts,
'6,400% market steady; light. :[email protected];
pigs, [email protected]; buk of' sales. [email protected]
:Sheep—^-Receipts,;"' 12,500; "market- steady;
sheep, [email protected]; lambs. [email protected] ■-
Sioux City..lowa—Cattle—Receipts,' 600;
market? strong; stockers -active;; beeves;
[email protected]; cows, bulls and' mixed. $2.20®
3.25; 7 stockers and 7 feeders,..- [email protected];
calves and yearlings/ [email protected] v Hogs—
Receipts, 6,200;: market good. * strong;
selling, [email protected]; bulk, [email protected] -y.
Kansas City,-.:;. Mo. —Cattle—Receipts,
11,000, * including 2,000* Southerns; market
strong; native steers, [email protected]; calves,
[email protected] :. Hogs—Receipts, 5,000; mar
. ket steady to strong; bulk of sales, $5.30
@5.45; pigs and lights, [email protected] Sheep
—Receipts,- 5,000; market steady; muttons,
[email protected]; lambs, [email protected] .;?., ..
Coffee and' Sugar
NEW YORK, 'Sept. 7.—The market for
coffee :■- futures opened steady at •? an ad
vance of ; 5 points. i'? in sympathy with
steady French 77 cables, and while the
world's '. visible.supply statement showing
an increase for the month of about 912,
--: 000 "bags, against an increase for the same
month, last year of- ; practically- 777.000
bags, was disappointing, its: showing had
been fully discounted and'the market dur
ing the afternoon ruled; generally firm,
closing steady at- a net advance of . [email protected]
points. ■ Sales *- were ■; estimated : at:" 62.000
bags,/including September at 6.50<9>6.55c;;.
October, ?6.60c;* December, - 6.70(&6.80c;
January. 6.90 c; March. [email protected] 10c; -April,
7.10 c; May. [email protected]; July, 7.35(g>7.45c.
Spot Rio firm; No.' 7- invoice, B%c; mild
quiet; Cordova,"[email protected]?'- .:
Sugarßaw firm; .refined steady; No. 6,
4.85 c; No. 7, ?4.80c; No. !8, 4.70 c; -N0.9,
4.65 c; No. 10, 4.60 c; No. 11,4.50 c; No. 12,
4.45 c; No. 13, 4.40 c; No. 14, 4.40 c.
HAY, GRAIN AND ; FEED
; Quotations;. Established in Open Trade on
?"?"''- yXJy.ihe S£. Paul Board X.',. Z-'-Z'X
ST. PAUL, Sept. 7.—The 1 following
prices were * established >1n:. today's trad
ing: '■ ,?■. .7 ' -y''
Wheat- • - '• '?.?*.?;. -yy :.:■■-
No. 1v on track...'.:..'..*... 1.11 @ .13
No? 2 northern .......'.... 1.08%@ 1.09 -
i N0.;3 ....;.. .......... 1.04 "@ 1.10%
No grade '.......... , .80 1.03 -
...... Corn- ■■;-■ : ... ?:. ■ y':
No. 3 ye110w?..:.:.-.:..... .54%© "■'. .55
• No. 3: on : track ... .-.-... ?,.53 @ . .54
: No. 4 on track-'..'.v.."."....,_.».52, @- .53 .',
Barley „?
Malting /grades ........... .44 [email protected] ■ - .50 -
Feed-grades ;.?.......;.'..' .37 @ .38 ?
Rye-
No. 2 ;on track....'......... .69%
Flax—
| No. 1 ....-..:..."...'......... 1.24 ■■''<& 1.26 ?;
Rejected .•.?."".':'.nV:vY-V_T.V. 1.19 @ 1.24
?? Oats—-;• ". .--*-. -'-■ -
No. 3 white >;.-.: ..: ::. -. . ;:■■. 31%@ . .32%
No. 4 white?..;.:.?...".... 31 [email protected] - .31%
No? 3 -r...:...-.';v;?.?V-.. .v.- .29 *@ . .30 "
i " Feed and Cornmeal — .■. .■' * ■:--.
; Coarse t„ 'V- cornmeal .-•-• and -. _.?,.
cracked c0rn..........:. "'•'"*- 20.50
Ground feed. No. < 1. one-? *.-«.. ?-' .
third oats, '•',. two-thirds '•'■?: ?; - ? -"
.- c0rn•"...'..:.. 1.7..'. ....".. '*•-?-...?? 21.00 *"
Ground ? feed, No. .2, ; one-" , ? •?- -- :?->.
; '■--' half ": corn, -..--■ one-half ...»
oats 21.60
• Ground 'i feed; No. 3, ' one-' - * -* "' "r-*
7 third r• • corn, \ two-thirds
oats 22.00
:Bran in bulkr. _.*?.;.. '.'. :~H'■': ■ 15.50
'Bran in sacks, 100 lbs ;.';.. 16.50 :
Bran in sacks. 200 lbs ;...? . 16.00 "??
Standard ? "middlings, -".-■ in ' ?■
--;. bulk ;r?::.*.r.:.:..;..-.-.-.- ?■: 18.00 ?
Standard middlings, 100-; *
lb sacks :V.'.,.:r::. ... . 19.50 "'*
- Standard middlings, 200- V? ? .'.:
lb sacks ..'.-:.?.•..._.;'.'.? ' 19.00 *,■•
Middlings, flour, hi bulk.. ": " 20.75
• Middlings, _ In sacks, . -100 ? ? ?:--.- y*.s
lbs : 22.00
Oil meal, ton >:'. "iv.■;;::::;- 23.00
• Receipts, ; 4 cars. . : ;
, Choice * prairie '»: • .■'.:. .*• •.. *.?--• -•' -'? * r 8 75 ~y
No. 1 prairie :-:...':..V;...";7.75 _*@ 8.25? 1
No. 2 prairie -...-.»•:_........6.60 . w 7.00
No. 3 . prairie ......'.".: ::?; 5.50 7 @ ■ 6.00 '-"*
No. 1 'midland-;"?..V..vr.%'.. 6.00 ; '@ 7.00 y
No. 2.> midland 7 :... ;.. .:: 5.00 :. @ - 6.00.- '^
Choice •• timothy ;.....:..."-..;*.; -. 11.00?<*
No. 1 timothy -...:.i:...... 9.50 @10.00 -i
• No.'; 2 i timothy... r, 8.60 >' & ; 9.50 _-
.No. 3 timothy ;T?.'.'.'.r..?6.'[email protected] 8.50-<
No. 1 . clover hay :.:::; rr: 6.00 7.00 *.
No. 1 - clover hay, mixed.. : 7.00: @ 8.00 v??
No. 2 clover hay, mixed.. 6.00 #7.00
Packing hay ...t 4.00 5.00
No grade v:Hr;-'r.?.*r.:';Vt'3.oo*-; 4.00 '
Straw :,? ?- ■?- -ry. yyyy.y... y,yy-y-
Rye straw v."?.'.\;."..-...'.*;.'>g;50 - @ 6.00 :
Wheat straw,; ?.V;.T*. *.:.;.?- 4.00 @'4;50?-<
?*i Flour—jvvr yr.yyr ,;/ lv v „-,-:;-: -.:■■.-.•:.-: .->tj._>.
Patents, first >.\...V.: r;-;7. 6.20 @ ;6130.?'
Patents, second „ rr.;; rrr.; -5.90 v #6.10?'-
Cleara;bfln_t-'jvr.v:?"vvr--.';.!;4;[email protected]?k
:?? The 2 following^ quotations i are «In cotton
$9,790.00
PBaFIT
ON $110.00
invested in EAT by one of our
customers. We ; will give you a-; com- ..'
; plete 7- statement •;? taken ; j from ?: our
: ledger showing _ how this was done.
idriie orCallJoaaj/
Opportunities for duplicating this
transaction will be numerous during ■
the Fall and Winter. ; Not for 25
years have there been such condi
tions ?in the Wheat market.
OUR SERVICE IS THE BEST
? We have an unexcelled private
telegraph .* and ? telephone -: system.
Your orders • are executed when -.the.
price ;set by you is reached. ■"..'
References: 1 7*8 ; Hef. . and State Banks. .
165 ; Branch OffioM. yr:' -'•'•
nnr commission co.
V*f^ (Incorporated)
GENERAL OFFICES:
N. Y. Life Bldg., ; Minneapolis, Minn.
St. Paul Branch: Room ?D? Endicott
;, ■'"■ Arcade. .-'• " "y-yy
H. HOLBERT £ SONS
.■"" _r* -■ mi __-_r — 1-^ smm - -('*'J_»Ty* •■
BANKERS and
BROKERS
314 Robert StyyX St. Paul
■ ■ ■' -- • ■' ■ "■ . - •■'': - ■
sacks, .98 and 49' lbs:
Granulated cornmeal, 7:.--'
whiter.....::..-.::.;.:-.. ': y. 2.70 '•*
Standard white rye? flour.. — . 3^40--'
Pure buckwheat* flour .. 5.00 ® 5.25
HIDES, PELTS AND SUNDRIES
'■'- Quotations*' furnished by D.. Bergman &
' yyXyi; - Hides :-'-^?;: r:
' Green Salted— y<-: ' - ? -' No. 1 No 2»?
Native hides, free >;.of -'- - ."-.».T.w*-p.
brands, 25 ■ lbs and ' up. $0.09 s @$0 ". os"'''*H:
Branded hictes. all weights,-" ' •; ,r.y>ry
25 lbs and > up.'.."........ [-. 08 ' ." @ ' .07 *
Bulls, stags and oxen.V:. ?-.o7%«i>': :OG%"- '
Veal calfskins,' 8 to 15 lbs. Ml%@-'-?io-.-?'
-Veal.-kip .skins, 15 to 25 • ■ *
lbs '..............;;.. .v. ? 09 ' ©.' .07%
Deacons, under 8 lbs..?;:: 50 @ 40 ■■
Long-haired - kip, 8 to 25
vlbs? -•••-•••• ...:?... .08 @ .07
Slunk skins ..;......;.... .20
Glue stock .............. .03
Free ■of brands, tare, 3 lbs . - -
eaoh ...;.;........._... 07 @ .06 •'*??•
Branded, weights, tare,-':" • - -. ;
'.^'3^ lbs each :-..:•......... .06^® .05%'
Buns, stags and old oxen, ■ _-* *.
? tare, 3 lbs each 06%@ .05%■.?.
Long-haired kip, .:or . run- -.7. - . y . .
,-ne,rs i.?:........-..'.-...;.. 07 & .06 1
Veal calf. Bto 15 1b5...... .10 @ - 08-%
Veal - kip. 15 to 25 lbs .... :08 @ . .06 *%-
Green-salted horse hides,
with .tail, and :-■ mane, '
.■■- large 3.00 @ 1.75 **'
Green-salted horse hides, ' '; "
with 7 tall and mane. "' ' -
ponies and-5ma11...... 1.50 & .80 '■'.
Dry Flint Montana v ....-;
Heavy ; butcher - hides, ';.?-'.
short trimmed........... .14%® 15%
Light butcher, hides, short - J '.•--'.
- trimmed, under. 18 lbs... .12 ® .13
Modern Ways In Japan
"Ladies in Japan ; do not wear jeweled,,
rings." I wish to correct that into "La
dies of old' Japan," etc. If you but try
to look at a. tiny hand-of any girl in a
well-to-do family of present-day, Japan—
-. aii hand - coming out of • a.- scarlet-lined? •
sleeve—you will easily find a jeweled ring §
or rings :on - her • fingers. 1 Jewels we had
none.' before, but we - prize ;• them . Just the
same. As to the wearing of rings, even -
gentlemen are %af ten f seen with . a thick
gold ring ; made 'C out- of an old.' Japanese
- coin called "koban." The . study of the
introduction of a new custom is" interest
ing. In. the case of "snow-white pillows,"
they, were first used in hospitals, where
we adopted everything from the West as
it ■ was. ;- We ? did , not - have sheets , for our '
beds along with that,-, but cleanness rec
ommended itself to the Japanese? and the
custom ' was ~ readily "followed by those
who took a fancy to it.?; As to kissing, It
is rather -delicate to touch ; on, but it can
not be dismissed with a general state
ment' that "in "affection and' love?the: Jap
anese? are ? outwardly / undemonstrative."
All depends upon - circumstances. f. Gener
ally speaking, we shun the eyes of the
. public to be demonstrative, or to seek the
occasion when all can join with: us. Kiss
ing as practiced in the West, is ■■■ still
strange to us, but no one who knows about
it % would ? wonder if: a young /couple y of \
modern Japan should take to it '.-. to ex- :
press their . love.Sakor Shiogo In London',
Times. ■ '■■. ;.'?,?.? ? "XX
.. The Crescent .
X. The crescent symbol of the Mohamme
dans ? has ?nothing '--' to do r with . their pc- '
vculiar religious opinions " and ceremonies. .
;It was - not » originally '• a- symbol .': of k the
' followers of' Mohammed •at ; all, -. but was . -
'•■ first >. used. by ■ the ? Byzantines. ; ':. Thousands
■of ' coins i have been ' found? in . all parts of ?
Turkey which date back to the time when.
Constantinople-was known as Byzantium,
and on each -of - these : the .* symbol 'of \ the ? -
crescent ? appears,. proving . conclusively.'...
• that it was in : use .as■, an emblem among
the people of that region:. long before.' '■■
: Byzantium '■ was.' overthrown " and - its ; name < ■:■-.
.changed' to Constantinople. The story; of y.
the ■ origin ■' of „ the - crescent : symbol : Is as-;
follows: ■* When 1 Philip of _ Macedonia. be-'
sieged. Byzantium she ; Bad *.. planned *'.' to;;
storm the' city: on • a certain . cloudy night, -' -
'but before . his i arrangements were f com
pleted '- the . moon. shone .•! outn and . discov- ''■
'ered his approach' to the besieged citizens, I
who j. accordingly marched ;, out and - re- -v;
; pulsed his - forces—something which - would,
have been -Impossible .<* in -i the * darkness. y.
. teer '; that 7. event > all i Byzantine r coins > -
bore the *; syjpbol ,of -. the <■: crescent moon,
which ? was, always ( alluded :to\ as ; the "sa
vior of J. Byzantium."Boston :? Transcript*. '■''■
y'y '-'f , - Murders' In Chicago ~ -
;-: H Statistics -of murders which have just •'
r been compiled yin Italy show that % while -
in France the annual rate is one mur
der to : every - 100,000 ' inhabitants, in f nor-?;.
1 them Italy it \is : four, in the - middle 1 pro'-**
vinces i twenty-four and riinf the _ southern
provinces, j including [ Naples and Sicily, it §
Is thirty. ..ryy-.y yy r■; ,K?>^rSZS?*^*:-'*i:
-• * Last \ year '. the - Cook i county i coroner held"-?
, inquests in 11 cases of > homicide, of which I
, only eleven were reported by him las Jus
: tifiable. This «is'at -: the I rate of about « six *
i for every 100.000 lof j the i population.—Cht y.
__*.___ ; 7Rj»_*__p_l_llar_Ll_l. r':-*—■ -'77 ■
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