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... y ' ' ' 0 . JUL ) M York. Hae. 81 -advanea laftha greater part t stock exchange llat today l ataultaneoasiy iritB another Jt "vpvuk ta cotton sad .a -v aaarked aiapiay of atrangtn 'tad States government Donas. e mi treasury a sot back " tor tli nrst time is over a J asd til Liberty; group all higher. Tble' reflected the tomary preparation on tbe part . iavestment capltaifor the aivt- aiul interest disbursements at . ' jmw jraar. It could not be Wd, i.tmn tnu me mum muuence vm manifest la other part of tb v jd aearket. The coatrast ber ' . t yarn tbe rather quiet and reiy-ir jalar Investment ' movement- of , t"- day with the heavy trading and advancing prices - a year fttf-thi month, was a striking one. - U showed on the one hand the : UoreoKtaness with which invest- jWt values have discounted the Waaoa's decline in money and on A-fjbs other band, the conviction that "trade demands In 123 will be large 'atough to prevent any further Jow - Tin$ of rates, even if they do not -taring about a higher level of mon key Interests. ; r ' , --There were no new Influences at 'work In the stock market. Any " Idea that the buoyancy of Christ- l -ever waa sentimental was quickly dissipated. Prices opened -higher and by the end of tbe first hour some of the speculative leact- ers ware up a point or two points. Sbeequenuy trading became lesa ;lve and- here and there selling .appeared. But the general, list up ' to mid-afternoon maintained the -early gains fairly well. , . 'Tha only contributions at all in the way of news were an advance in Jfght crude oil in the Wyomingi . district and another series of No s-vamber railway reports which for the most part made a favorable ""comparison with a year ago. pMTbe developments made themselves felt In, the market for oil stocks to some , extreme in tbe railway list. . 1 Liberty Bonds Bich. Tow Close f tUb. 3a ... .lit, id 4s . ..100.86 100.56 100.G8 .. 98.40 ...... Lib. 1st 4Vs .. 99.06 .Lib. 2d 414s ... 98.48 Lib. 2d 414s. R 98.30 98.96 98.40 99.04 98.42 LUK 3d- 414s .; 98.98 98.92 'Lib. 3d 4 Vis, R 98.92 98.78 ' Lib. 4th 414s .. 98.90 98.70 98.96 98.78 S8.70 Lib. 4th 414s, R 98.80 98.62 98.70 Vic. 4s 100.44 100.40 100.40 Vic. 4s, R .. 100. V 100.06 100.06 V. S. A 414s''. . .100.00 99.90 99.98 U. S. A. 414s, R 98.90 ...... ..... Kansas City Livestock. I Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 26. Cat tle: receipts 13,000; she-stock steady to strong; better . grades cows, 5.50 6.00; bulk others, 4.00 U.V4.7&; most heifers, 6.60 down; duik cutters, 3.ooi3.50; canners, generally 2.502.75; stockers and . feeders,1 steady-to higher; common Uy good stockers, 4.5007.00; plain , to good feeders, 6.257.25; all oth ; er classes around steady with trade -'alow on steers and most grades of heuers; early top steers, 9.25; olh- er-sales, 6.238.50; bulk bulls. a.(0Vf.zs; best xaaiers selling freely at 9.50. Hogs, receipts 15,000; mostly 6 to -10 cents higher r packer and ship per top, 8.30; trader top, 8.35; 130 to 160 pound averages, mostly 7.70 - 8.00; bulk desirable 190 to 270 pound averages, 8.158.30; mixed weighta.and quality, 8.00815; - Bulk of sales, 8.058.25; packing -aows, 10 to 15 cenfV hither: 7.85 tv-au; atocK pigs, 10 to 20 cents -htghert bulk 7.2507.40; few at 7.50. . oumri receipia o.uuu; , lam os, -feaerally 10 to 15 cents higher; Jobm Bp i nfcre; top 14.S5; fed lots, HMatlyl4.50 to 14.80; clippers, PlrMOiwheep,,-steady; best light ees,. 7.00; others, mostly 6.25 Clover Decern- - Chicago Provisions, i - Chicago, Dec. 26. Butter, lower; .creamery extras, .51; sUndards, ,'1fi-Itra flrt8- 4750; firsts, '44 4 6; seconds, 4243. j- - Eggs, lower; receipts, 3.593 cases; firsts. s3940; ordinary firsts, 35 36; miscellaneous, 3738. "T1U i i j . .. JTaiis& CHty Cash Grain " Kansas City,' Mo., Dec. 26. ; Wheat Nb. 2 hard, 81.14 141, No. ' 4 ed, $1.26 1.28. ?--Corn Na3 white. fimlaROr. :tNo 5 ye,,ow. 970c; No. 2 mil-! 'SS,- 'Vwr p 3 mixed. ) ' "v Toledo Sed. Y-- Toledo. Ohio, Dec 26. a seed : Prime, cash, 13.55; m : uor, ij.oo; iuarcn, 13.8O. , ' I" Timothy: prime, cash, old, J. 3.55; new, 3.50; March, old, 3.75; j ' -new, 3.70. . w - waig 01 2 White,;4646c;.No. u, uujlbu, nifac: NO. 2 fan :-f.ulad, 4445c; No. S red. 54 Flour. ; : annneanoiis. Minn ro xiour uncnanged to 5 cents high er. Family patents, $6.957.05 per barrel In 98-pouad cotton sacks. Chicago "Potatoes. ; ' t'L.0- m - c- 28. Potatoes rMadyy; receipts 54 cars; total 1 United .States shipments 613 car- loads; Wisconsin sacked and bulk round whites No. 1. 80o95c cwt; " ic" acktl and bulk round : whites Na 1. 80c90c cwt: Minn , SOU sacked and hulk round whiter ctu. 1. taciawc cwtr Idaho sacked raljo. 1, 1.00 cwt; Idaho aack , RatatU No. 1. L40 cwU . 1 CiLoois Cash 6r?in. I StJ'lbwla, Mo, Dec. 6.-Wheat: ;Va7now3c'N3 .... tt srica Oqr koausdry ...18 Aacrtcao- Lfcon&re ,...... 128 4 AtawtJeaaCaiattteg Bete... M AMffcu T. A T. ...'.Mr...Ut LAawrfcaa Waofea Mti .m Atlantic, Gulf A West Indies. U Baldwin LocoaaoUve ......... 1S4 Baltimore Ohio ..'..,:.(... 41 Bethlehem Steel B M Central leather ............. 32 K i-Chandler Motors', t......... 84 Chesapeake ft Ohio 71 Chicago, Mil. ft St. PauL..... 2H4 R. I 4k JP 31 0 & N.- a 4 79 Corn Products ..............130 Crucible Steel 7014 Famous Players-Lasky ...... .92 Ueneral Asphalt General Motors ........ Illinois Central .'....r. Int. Mer. Marine prfd. . Kelly-Springfield Tire . ifll i3 '..w.113 44 44 .....296 .....26 95 Mexican Petroleum .... Midvale Steer..-....... New York Central ..... Northern Pacific Pan American Petroleum Pennsylvania .......... People's Gas ........... Pure Oil ...... rj. ,...., Reading ... 75 ... 93 ...46 ... 92 ... 27 ...80 .,..46 .... 63 32 ... 89 ... 39 ...140 ... 47 . ... 83 ...137 Republic Iron ft Steel . . Royal Dutch, N. Y. Sinclair Oil ............ Southern Pacific Standard Oil of N. J. . Studebaker Corporation . Texas Co. . ........ . Tobacco Products Union Pacific United States Rubber . . . 52 United States Steel 106 Utah Copper v. 64 Willys OvetJand i 6 International Harvester ......90 "CAPVStUBS V HO V AIN'T 'oONNFt GIVE . ALLRICrHr A N WO LtDE 50RRH F1 - CIMME V tg ' ibO rWCH MONEY FOR Su. flE , RAT tN- CCC i&W :,HE'?JJ l:iffl I ) A BOY YOUR AfrE-WMK y qo,c ' mr-lF? foE . 7 ; r2- ' Jri II , I ' DOINGS Oh THE DUFFS " . in rU NirW rif Ti ' .V - t - ' : - .v . ' RV All mam 'iHELEN HAS BEEN IN THAT ROOM ALL W$ ( : TV 1 7 fPPf Wpt - - .-Vf -y-svt ft"- 'lKW H .AFTERNOON WITH THE DOOR LOCTO" i( ! MAVBE I CAM TAKE j W l'fe. I VX. - f ' ' ' "1 - AGAIN- I JUST VJOMOER VKHAT 5ME-5 lii j IVW A LITTLE PEEK ANO A 1 ' W.-Xl ' " l "Tui DOING -I'M NOT OF A CURIOUS NATURE g Vi If WEEPKTT KNOW VMiT' V, f Jm J ' BUT I'D JOST LIKE TO KMOW WHAT Jll JlU, AMVTHI.NS' A&OUT IT- 8l ' J JT - I -' " f THATS VJHAT I jWTlgrrtfRE - 'j "' ' W- "f . (CALL AMEAlj llsyi 'iiW rf 11 - -!' FRECKLES 'AND HIS FRIENDS It Isn't Hard to Cues. ' . - BY BLOSSER rri -w W SALESMAN SAME . IT" ' T" . ' . ' ' ! , Always a Way Out t 5 , i ' ' BY, SWAN 'mwrBfflimED-Tvww AU Li. rv ,SK , ... v . : - 1 r.. Chicago. Dee. M.Wheat trade waa dull and H looked as If tt bulk of tbe operators- were auu in a holiday spirit Ad not aupoaea to reaasume the burdens f busi ness. . There was.- gqod Support given the market at the start, which encouraged local buying but after' wheat for sale but support again: . i. r . . i l i maae- us appearance aner or. good iemati4 t at M Foreign m2?keu were closed and,to cent redaction in the basis, this tended to check activity In ex- Country offerings to arrive were port circles but the seaboard tolH'iight. Shipping demand, was fair. 1 SJZ'S&T" reposed bid. in the June and July shipments. It looks 'as if tbe farmers' friends In Washington are not so keen about loaning money to for eigners, not at present . at least. Senator. Canner. backing uD-Borah'SUDr? was felt. - Shipping demand in bis effort to have a world eco-jwaa light' Sales of 15.000 bushels nomic conference, called to settle , of contract oats -were reported, to the problems arising from Ger- go to store. - . ,r -many's bankrupt condition ' and ! Wheat had a rally during the failure to pay. reparations. "Cash ' last 15 minutes of trading on cov wheat premiums were unchanged , ering by ahorts. Last prices we're but Minneapolis premiums were 1 ! unchanged to 1 . higher, Decem to 2 cents lower. .Primary receipts ber 15, May L251.25, July weer enormous and this tended tpii.i4gpi.i4 create a . feeling of uncertainty amon longs.- - , y Corn Inactive. Corn was without much change. A similar condition ' prevailed in thin nit : that waa nnfoA Dhnvo fnr wheat There was good support when needed but hedging was felt on the bulges." Receipts were esti - mated at 1,500 cars, but there was '. , . , ...... ' " ' ' M H. Kl. iL!kt& ' .: Wheat Open. K.h. Low. Close. De.....L2 LU U4 LW May .... . .144 148 U, v 146 Jly :.-J..a.lSU4Ltt ktMH Corn Del. .... May . . .7z; :7l .7Ht .72 .7f .72 .71. .78 ,U .72 .71 ,78 I JU7. . .... , .44 " .46 .48 .44 ;46 .42 J0.70 10.97 .43 .45 .42 10.65 10.87 3 .45 10.67 10.92 JL' ;juiy Xard a-.v.: Ribs- 10.CS 10.87 Jan. . May. 10.75 10.70 10.75 10.75 10.70 ' market carried? over from Saturday close to a working basis. Oats were quiet . and followed other grains. A little hedging pres- Corn closed unchanged to c higher, December 72, May 72 72, July 72.' Oats were c high er to c lower, December 43, May 4548, July 42. Lard closed 7c - to 12c higher, and rlDS loc w iBner;. - -i J - ' - i ...... j Christmas Savings' out) - now. own. Rock Island Savings Bank. . ' That's th Only Drawback to th Scheme. t ; - phicaxo. Dec JC, 1922. , WHEAT..- ' No. t red, -f ft. ' U -jNav i rod. 1J7. .-, Na 1 haM4147. j ; No. S bard,5li55l3. . No. 1 dark noTtliern, 9143. - No.lniiJtsl724978e. ' No. 3 mixed, J0O71c ' ' Nol 4 mixed, 8c . ' - ? No. 8 yellow, 7378c. , ... No. 3, yellow, 7071c Na 4 yellow, 6849c. , - No. 8 whiter 7273c. No. 3-whlte,.707cj ,. No. 4 white. 686c. Sample grade,; white, 68 69c. . ' . OATS. .No. 8 white, 444c. I No. 3: white, vt3e44c. No. 4 white, 4042c. i OTHER GRAINS: Rye No. 2,: 8990c. Barley l74o ' , Timothy Seed8.006.75. Clover Seed $16.0020.00. --v PROVISIONS-- -. PorkNominai. , - Lard 810.87. ; Ribs 810.50011.50? : v Peoria Grain. Peoria, 111!, Dec. 26. Corn ' re ceipas, 110 cars; uhchanged to c lower; No. 2 yellow, 72c;.Nor3 yellow, Jl72cf No. 4 yellow, 69c; No. 4 mixed, 69c. - Oats receipts, 24 cars;' c lower; No. 2 white, 46c, ' . ' v-Peoria Livestock. - Peoria, 111., Dec. 26. Hogs: Re ceipts 2,500; ,15c to 20c higher; top 8.55; lights 8.408.50; mediums 8.208.55; heavies 8.408.50; packers 7.257.76. . i Cattle: Receipts 100; steady; top veal calves 8.50. vnfjs-D:.: V. S. Yalds. Chlcaro. Dec. 26 On account of the recent "fire dam- IFiSi f u . ei?a?fei708.00r packing. sows rough 7.251 "-" v. i- " " ?fi J1. .T1 n0rt.offce8Pc w,, tuiuuic the business with little delay. Cat tle' supply waa heavy, but other branches of tbe trade did not show largo runs. . Less than-1,500 hogs were held over from - before the ' ... Mower on better grades;, beef cows -Refe,pts w.ere. ?2,00 cattIeM8 -Jajid heifers, other killing grades 000 hogs ; 14,000.; sheep, and 4,000 anll ciassy largely steady; 'stookers calves. . , aid .feeders steady to strong; bet IATTLE. . . .. . J ter grades reflecting strength. ' Demand for Steers was slow aridl Sheep: Receipts 14,000; opening values were mostly ,1015c lower, fairly active; fat lambs strong to for good lots. 'Anything sellinebe- 25c higher; early top .15.40 to pack low 88 showed little change.. "Bulk era; some held higher;, desirable of steers went over , at 8.509.75 , 89 pound clipped lambs 13.00; -one with a few above 10.60.- Best cows j load 104 pound fed yearMng weth and heifers also dropped 10 to 15! ers, big, 25C hither atl 12150 ; feed cents from tbe levels noted at the ers steady;. 65 potfnd feeding lambs close- of last week but canners at ' 14.50 ; sheep 25o higher ; choice 99 3l)03.25 and bologna bulls at4.00 pound ewes up to. 8.00. 4.40 were in good demand at gen erally steady, values. Calf market was slow at weak prices. v v-: HOGS. - Trading was fairly active, with values steady to strong compared packers, while top lots were placed with the best time at the close of .at 15.50. Fed yearlings, made 12.50 the week. -Choice light hogs went,whici, wa called 25 cents higher. r 5"""!i o-w uciurc iu5 noiiaay wn-.ie duik -01 ouicners went at 8.25 8.60. Quality of pack ing hogs was good. Few sold down to 7.50 while good iots went at 8.00. Pigs were steady to strong..1 CTrwn Lambs sold well. Prices were I Chicago,' Dee. ; 26. Hogs; eeipU 48,000; market fairly active; steady to strong; - spot higher; bulk 150 to 275 pound averages 8.50 8.60; top 8.65 on lighter, weight; balk desirable packing sowa 7.(09 8.00; pigs Blow, adoood steady; heavy hogs 8.4508.6O; medium 8.60 A6; light 8.55 8.(0; light lighU i M7.60; killing nigs S.0Qtisza. i CaWe; Receipts 22,000; market j 8iow. uneven; killing quality plain; ers general! ; weak to.l5cimanT . Belgium ,t Italy and r.r. argely short-fed of value to , J7.,' T; .!? Urat she-stock dragging; spots weak, to mostly 1015 . -cents' higher '. for young stock ' while aged- muttons were up 5 cents in many spots. fhnire- fen lamhs anlrl at tn j prime ewes sold at STOO . - v Siiver. New York, Dec. 26. ForeigA bar silver, .62; Mexican dollars, .47. j ,k .... Christmas ' Savings cluo now open. Rock Island Savings Bnnk BY EDWINA TO QET liTTII . xmmm (Coctlpaed from First Page.) ropesm naUons have . 'problems which they must offer to solve sat which depend absolutely on the po litical relations it - France, ' - . saw UVCU V9( lOIQSj q suggesUou of a solution for is.. f ' .. a"!L u "..ut w an cob Ulned in President Harding's lait uurens vi congress wherein ae proposed that the four power pact idea be appd to other areas of j The belief for the moment at any rate,, is "that an economic confer ence wouiq oe lutue unless it ii preceeded by a conference of pr miers or ambassadors empowers! to clear up the political relation of Europe. Until such an atmo. sphere prevails the bickerings over the economic problems would prob ably get no further than they have heretofore. j : T. S. Beady to later leef The United States would be glad to attend a conference to stabilite the political relations of European and American nations through -an agreement to limit land armaments It would go somewhat against tbe grain to rush headlong into a po litical - conference which would merely arange another balance of ' power. But the question of. laad armament Is not merely a Europeta matter. . Its expanse is indirectly affecting the prices of American farm products. If Europe's cur rency were higher in value the pur chasing power , of the Euro pean people would be great er . and the export trade of America would be improved that is admitted beyond question in of ficial quarters here. If land arm- -ament were reduced, European budgets would be balanced and tbe currencies of all nations would cor respondingly increase in value. So on the broad ground of re ducing land armament, a confer ence on Atlantic problems to limit construction of airplanes and sub marines and at the same time dls. cuss land armament which wasn't treated at tbe Washington parley a -year agp is being discussed by the powers. America wants such a conference held in Europe where European problems can be better discussed and where American dis interestedness can come into full ' play. It is hoped here the confer ence will be called for London or Brussels or The Hague, and con versely it is hoped the conference will not be called for either Paris ; or Berlin where the atmosphere ii not as productive of reconciliation as it might be elsewhere. An American delegation consist- . ins of ReDublicana and Democrats ( would probably be selected by pres ident Harding. Because - of the combined political economic prob lems involved, Secretary of State Hughes, Secretary of the Treasury Mellon and Secretary of Commerce Hoover are being talked of for at least three of the places on such commission. But tbe idea is growing that a political confar ence must either proceed or run concurrently with an economic con ference. That is why Senator Borah's resolution even it passed, may not be acted upon at once. The powers have already approved the idea of some kind of conference the things to be decided are when and where such a conferVAM hal! be called, and what shall be the scope of Its discussions. Bond Marfeef GEOBOE T. HUCHrS (Copyright. I02i BY (iEOKUE T. HKOIES. New York, Dec. 26. In an other wise dull and generally irregular bond market today the United States government group was most in demand. Liberties were generally higher, while the treasury 4'4s were the feature of the list, getting to their par for the first time since Oct. 1. The buying of Liberty bonds was clearly enougb in anticipation of the- January reinvestment demand. Institutions and wealthy individ uals who usually reinvest their funds after the turn of the new year are making their influence felt in the market anil they are pay ing special attention to rhc govern ment loans. The rise o" treasury 4s was the most conspicuous In cident of the day. Within two weeks, after they had toucheu par in the middle of October, then bonds sold as low as 9S.18 against their nig" of 100.14. The rest of the bond market was as a whole irregular, with trading only moderately active. High grade railway mortgages were very little changed. The lower priced issues in the railway group showed about an even number of advance nl declines with the movements u&u-, ally only fractional. The St. Pa"1 convertible 5s at an advance of al most a point, and the convertible 4s in a decline of about the same amount, were as active as any of the rails. New York Sa?ar. New York. Dec. 26. Raw sugar, prices unchanged at 3 ceuia lor spot Cubas, cost and freight, equal to 5.5 for centrifugal. Refined, prices 10 points lower, witfr fine granulated quoted at i ceita. Horses and Muie3. East St. Louis. III..' Dec. 2S- Horses: good to' choice draft. 14W 165: good eastern chunks. ?wiw. choice southern horses, 60075. Mules: 16 to 17 hands. 150622". 15.1 to 16.2 hands, 1156195; 14 to 15 hands, 30065. ' COTTON WAGES INCREASED. Knoxville, .Tenn., 'Dec. 26. t Brookside cotton . mills increases wages of 1,500 employes ten per cent ' v r St r 2.