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SUNDAY , IWmiUARY / > . 1803--STXTKEN TAOES. 11
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S ' TRADE
Local Jobbing Circles Barren of Any Espe
cially Now or Interesting Features ,
WEATHER TOO COLD FOR THE RETAILERS
Dunk Clrnrlnff * Continue to flhotr n Very
aratlfjlnc Inrrcnno 1'rniliice Market *
Nut Without Intercut tlio 1'nit
AVeelc Tlio Coal Trailo.
Hardly any change ran bo expected In the
Jobbing circles until there Is some change In
thn conditions Kovornlng trade. The
weather has continued cold without any
notlccnblo break and the situation In the
country Is not essentially altered. With a
llttlo milder weather farmers might visit the
towns more freely , and by BO doing stlmuhito
the movement of goods In n retail way to
some extent. On the other bund , a too
radical change In this direction that would
break up the country roads would keep the
farmcra at homo more elTcctually than thu
cold weather As H Is , goods arc moving In
fair volume In a retail way In the country ,
and no complaints of any consequence arc
heard from retail dealers outside of Omaha.
Money appears to bo fairly easy in the
country and collections generally satisfactory -
tory This was the situation a wcelc ago
and , In fact. It has been tlio situation for
Borne time The past few weeks have been
barren of any very Important changes as
offectlng the retail and Jobbing trade of
Omaha and Nebraska. In some casrs Job-
bcrs arc looking for a let-up In the volume of
business before long , but so far It has not
tnatcrlall/cd
M 'txhants , without exception , arc antlcl-
tmtliifc a large spring and early summer
busliieas. and arc laying In heavy s'.oeks
accordingly The amount of grain , live
Block and produce of all kinds In the couu-
try and the high prices at which they uro
Helling would seem to insure a continuance
of the favorable conditions now provalllng
for some time to com < ; .
H Is a notlcenble fact that tinder the Inllu-
once of two VITJprosjiorous years coming In
succession the jobhors of Omaha have gradn-
ully increased their stocks and added to their
lines Tins increase has been gradual and
not enough to attr.ict any especial notice at
nny onn time , but th < - fact remains that
Omaha is rapidly Improving as a market for
nil kinds of merehaii'llsc. Retail merchants
notlco the Imjirovement and a great many of
them have beei/ / heard to remark during the
past year that there was no use In a buyer
joing beyond Omaha to llnd a market in
which to liuy goods of all kinds. This im-
iirovemeht will go on so long as tbo business
of the state is in a prosperous condition , and
besides additions to the capital of the houses
nlready In existence thnro is every promise
of new Jobbing houses here sooner or later.
Tlio retail trade in Omaha during the past
week has been fair for this season of the
year and. as a general thing , far In advance
of what It was a year airo at this time. The
retail merchants are also anticipating a good
business for the coming spring , and unless
nil signs fail they will realize their antlcipa-
tlons. Tlio oxccsslvijy cold weather tends
to kei1) ) ! buyers at home , and thus works to
the detriment of business.
Ciml Trade.
There is no chaugo In tlio local coal mar-
hot. The retail iirlce still continues at $11
for anthniclto. The stocks of hard coal are
smaller than usual at this season of the
year , showing that the higher prices have
not decreased the consumption. Omaha coal
dealers will lie pretty well cleaned up by the
close of the season. At present there is a
fair-fiiipply hero and dealers are rushed to
keep up with onlcrs. Some dealers outside
of Omaha who were afraid that they would
liavo too much coal left on band at the close
of the season , and wore anxious to find someone
ono to take It off of their hands , are now
running low and will have to order more.
The reason for the activity In the coal
market is to bo found In the continuance of
Bovcro cold weather all over .tho west and
northwest. It has been Impossible for con-
siimbrs to economize on hard coal and they
have bought it freely without regard to the
price. It is said that the consumption of
hard coal this season exceeds the consump
tion last year by 1,0XOCO ( ) tons , whereas
most every ono predicted a decrease in the
consumption.
A year ago bard coal was retailing In
Omaha nt $10.50 per ton , or M ) cents less
than at the present time. A year ago last
summer the price was U.riO and It advanced
during the year SI per ton. Last summer
the price started at $10.M ) and advanced to
f 11 , so that there has not been as much advance -
vance since the opening of the present sea-
eon as there was during the previous year.
i Local coal men do not appear to regard the
' present year as Having been especially good
i for them , as the margin has not been as large
for the seller as it was when the price was
; lower. However , they have sold a good dea"
more coal which will help make up a goo (
h many disadvantages ,
At eastern points the anthracite coal trade
f continues active , the demand for all si/.et
I being brisk and largely In excess of the im
) mediate supply , Thcro is still heard much
i complaint of tai-diness in making deliveries ,
but the transporting companies are said to be
l using their utmost endeavors to move the
coal In transit to points of destination. It is
| stated that , owing to the famine In soft coal
) in the east , the Heading has regained n
' hcavj' tonnage of anthraclto which was lost
' to the soft coal trade during the past two or
f three years. Many of the Now England
' mills and some of the railroads have been
compelled to return to anthracite for steam
fuel- owing to thu scarcity of bituminous
coal.
, ' As the present demand for coal is in excess
of ttio supply and the coal companies will not
' place n limit upon the output of thu mines.
i Hunk Cl iirlnii * .
I The clearings during the past six days were
: the smallest of any week since the week
closing on January 7. Thcro are doubtless
two reasons for this Nstato of affairs. The
heavy real estate transfers made in January
caused a largo Increase In the clearings , car
rying them considerably above what they
would have been had only commercial trans-
notions been Included. With a falling off In
the transfers of real estate there is the nat
ural decrease In the clearings and they have
only dropped oaek to their normal position.
Another reason that may have entered
somewhat into the decrease in the clearings
Is that the extremely cold weather of the
past week has kept people In doors and has
retarded business , to some extent , in a retail
way.
' While thn clearings show a decrease as
compared with previous wotks , there has
been n satisfactory pain over the correspond
ing week last year. The gain in this direc
tion amounts to 21.5 percent. It can safely
bo said that the report of the clearing house
Is very satisfactory and that H .Indicates
that business gencr lly is very good in
Omaha ,
The clearings for each day of the week
under review will be found below , together
with the total for the week as compared
with previous weeks :
Monday ? 1,3 ; > 0,370.2 ; ;
Tuesday l.'Jia.'JTO.ao
\VedneMluy 1,116,702.58
Thursday l'J20H54.Hi :
I'rlday . ' ' .
„ l.'JfcO.'J&H.nl
Buturday l,270ttr 0.07
Total $7,4)0.417.7 ! ) ( )
Week ending January 2H $7,742,531.03
Week ending .limitary 'Jl H.'JHii,140.07
Week endingIuniiury 14 7hy,03'ii3 ! (
Week ending January 7 7,234,427.01
Week ending Hcccniher 31 6Hl'J,0r > 0.44
Week ending December 24 tl.7bU.174.U3
Annul ) ; tliu Mumiliirtiirri-H.
Husiness among the manufacturers con
tinues very satisfactory anil nearly all of
them are about as busy as thev care to bo
with their present forces. The old com
plaint that western people will not buy the
goods that are made In the state is seldom
heard of Into but on the contrary most man
ufacturers say that buyers are giving the
prefcrenco to homo made goods. The senti-
'ment in favor of homo patronage is growing
rapidly and is spreading all over the state.
When the movement was llrst nut on its
feet its effects were limited very largely to
tbo consumers of Omaha , The people here
wcro ready to buy anything made In the
state and no distinction was nuido between
goods of Omaha manufacture and goods that
wcro made at other points In the state.
However , manufacturers out through the
state looked UIKIU the movcmcut as largely
an Omaha movement and did not take as
much Interest in it as they might have done
Of lute the state , ouUido of. Ouiuuuls , bo
coming more deeply Interested nnd the ro >
suit , If the manufacturers can bo believed ,
promise * to do much toward the develop
ment of the resources of the state.
Lincoln especially Is taking n good deal
more of Interest in the work than over
before. Sixteen manufacturing firms located
in that city ha\c applied for membership In
the Manufacturers association during the
past two weeks , 'llie secretary of the asso
ciation hna been spending a few days in that
city helping the manufacturers complete
arrangements for n manufacturers winter
carnival to bo held shortly In that city. A
largo number of manufacturers have already
signified their Intention of making exhibits
of their products. The secretary will spend
the coming week In Lincoln and by that
time It Is believed that the arrangements
for a carnival will have been pretty well
completed.
\j. U K. Stewart , vice president of the
Manufacturer * association , resides In Lin
coln , and Is taking a great deal of Interest In
the proposed carnival. lie Is giving almost
his entire time to that and to the spreading
of the home patronage sentiment In his eitv.
IIo believes that If the consumers of Lincoln
can once be made to realize that there are
factories turning out llrst-class goods In Ne
braska that It will bo .in easy matter to In
duce tlicm to patronl/.o those factories.
There Is already considerable talk among
manufacturers regarding the coming exposi
tion to bo hold In Omaha , although the
time is still four months or more away. The
Interest that Is bcimr taken In the subject Is
a very good Indication that the exposition
will bo oven more of a success than the ono
held last year.
AS DUN HKHS If.
lltiMnet * Continues ( lood anil .Money I * Kuxy
Steel < Vurils Legislation.
' Mr. W. H. Koberson. Omaha manager of
U. O. Dun > t Co. , referring to local trade for
the past week , says :
"The week has shown nine failures In Xc-
brasUa , all small. Ideally trade has moved
on alxiut as usual. The extreme cold
weather has prevented shopping to a largo
extent and retail dry goods men say that
trade has fallen off iiiitu | a good deal. In
wholesale circles the good reports which
have become so common continue. The
month of January in every line shows a gain
over tbo correspond Ing period last year.
One of our largest houses claims an increase
of itTi per cent. At the banks the demand for
money is slight.
"Thus far the disastrous failuroof theCap-
ital National at Lincoln has carried no llrms
with it. Fears were entertained at tin1 time
of Its o eurroueo that srmio of the financial
nstitutions supposed to bo more or less intl-
mitoly connected with the bank might suf
fer. A year ago the result would probably
have been diffen lit. but In the last twelve
months Nebraska has very largely recovered
from the depression caused by crop failures.
As a result this largest Innk disaster that
has ever occurred In the state makes scarcely
a ripple in the commercial circles outside of
the Capital City. Even there , while some
individuals must have been greatly embar
rassed , no failures are announced as a result
of the collapse.
'At South Omal.a the week has been com
paratively quiet. Hogs continue high. The
fS-hog. so long expected , Is a great stranger ,
by the way. Except twice , hogs have not
been so high on the Chicago market for
twenty-live years. The stock yards people
are anxiously watching the legislature' ,
where several proposed laws have ocen
introduced affecting the business at South
Omaha. Without expressing an opinion as
to minor details , it would on general prin
ciples seem that adverse legislation Just now
is untimely. The backbone of Omaha and
the greatest single Institution In the state ,
saving the railways , is South Omaha.
It is to tic hoped the legislators
will do nothing which will arrest
developments at the third great packing and
stock center of the union. It would bo bet
ter to suffer some inconveniences , and even
endure slight overcharges in some directions ,
rather than to push remedial legislation to
the point where industries of such vast Im
portance may bo Irunpered. .
"Tho suggestion to insurance adjusters
made a week ago has the approval of most of
our business men , and these enterprising and
generally genial gentlemen should quietly
take thu hint and hereafter violate no busi
ness confidences in their eagerness to cut
down Insurance losses. "
WKIK : ix ritouuci : .
Sumo of tlin I.radlii ) ; Fcnturra Developed
During th I'lint We'd ; .
Dulln.css has been ono of the chief charae
tcrlstics of the local produce market during
the past week. The weather was very cold
during the most of the week and the arrivals
of all kinds of produce were light , while the
demand at the same time was small. People
have been kept in doors by the cold weather
and have only ventured out to the market as
compelled to , which always has a decided in
lluenco upon the volume of trado.
During tbo last two days of the week there
was , as usual , more activity to the market
and at tbo eloso of the week thcro was not
much loft in the produce bouses excepting
eggs. Heports from the country Indicate
that shipments are quite likely to bo light
for some time to come owing to the fact that
everything in the way of shipping produce
has been brought to a standstill by the cold
weather. '
Fluctuations in prices have been light and
there havo. in fact , been no suduen changes.
Eggs wcro inclined to sell lower on account
of the number offered and tbo fear that a
few days of warm weather would break the
market all to pieces. The bulk of the sales
have without doubt been made during the
past week at'J.1 ; cents , but there have been
some sales at 1 cent and oven 2 cents abovd
that price. Buyers have followed the policy
all tbo week of buying from hand to mouth ,
not caring to anticipate their wants for fear
of n sudden decline in prices that would
leave them loaded up with high priced
stock.
Butter has not been overly .plenty during
tbo week and prices have been fully up to
previous quotations. The receipts of sweet
country roll have met with quite ready sale
all the week.
Poultry was in light supply , hut the de
mand was so light that there was no scarcity
until the last two. days of the week.
Chickens showed moro strength and were
picked up eagerly by the trade.
The cold weather has put a very effective
barrier up before the vegetable and fruit
trado. The movement of potatoes , apples ,
etc. . has been very small and limited entirely
to the sale of small lots from the store. At
thu same time there has been quite a trade
In some lines of fruits , as oranges , ship
ments being made into the country by re
frigerator cars.
cars.VltODUCn
VltODUCn l-OISTEUS.
Sweet potatoes are lower in Chicago and
the demand Is diminishing , while receipts
are increasing.
Keports from the different sea ports would
seem to Indicate that a good many lemons
are coming Into the country.
In California the cabbage market has
taken a Jump of from 2ft to .M > cents per hun
dred , on good southern stock.
A dozen eggs cost about as much as u fair-
si/.ed chicken these times , and the supply is
not largo oven at such prices.
New York men claim tint oleomargarine
Is hurting their shipping trade for low grade
butter , although they manage to keep 11 out
of the local market. Very little is heard of
it in Boston.
Fruit dealers are saying that not enough
good late keeping apples are grown. There
Is as n rule a great abundance of summer
and fall fruit , but the stocks of good winter
apples are seldom too largo.
The reports received from Baltimore would
seem to indicate that the oyster situation is
Improving. The most promising feature Is
that the houses there are lllllng orders for
stock much more promptly than they were a
few days ago. The continuance of mild
weather would soon place them lu pretty
good shai > o again.
There Is no great quantity of apples In the
Omaha market. It would look as if stock
that would stand up from this time on ought
to command good prices. At present the
market here Is not very high , but there Is
nothing doing lu apples and thu quotations
can hardly bo considered as anything more
than ir.orely nominal.
There appeared to bo moro confidence In
the future of the egg market at the close of
the week than was the case a few days
earlier. Some dealers say that the cold
wave has extended far enough cast to pre
vent nny very sudden drop in prices , and
that there is no danger of a very large run
of eggs in this state for some days oven
should the weather moderate.
A. party who hus just uiado a thorough
canvasi of the fruit shipping districts
throughout Texas Informs a writer in the
Post Dispatch of HI Ixmls that thcro never
was such a prospect for fruits , especially
peaches. Ho says hundreds of young or
chards , largely line healthy trees , will , with
favorable weather , lw bearlnif this year for
the llrst time , nnd If no disaster follows
later the fruit crop will bo enormous. The
watermelon crop , it seems , will bo by far
the largest over produced in the state , be
cause last year producers got the largest re
turns for their shipments that most of thorn
over received. The very profitable figures
of last year were duo to the small crop , a
fact that will not bo duly considered by
many who will have more than double their
former acreage or yield.
Every yoar. says the New York World ,
the New York egg wholesalers lay up be
tween 100,000 and 150,000 cases of "fall
goods , " as dealers term the egg laid in the
month of September. These are kept In
storage from the 1st of October and are
w < 5rkcd off to dealers from about the middle
of November and December. By the time
Christmas is over the supply is pretty well
exhausted , and then the Chicago storage
noli begin to send lu their goods by the car
oad. Chicago Is the depot of America for
eggs , nearly half a million cases belnf ;
packed away there every full. Theduration
of the cold snap in Now York nnd the east ,
as well as lu the west , completely knocked
the bottom out of thu homo supply , and
within a week's time nearly twenty-live car
loads of eggs were shipped in hero from the
big western metropolis. The wholesale
prices shot up from an average of 20 cents a
do/en to ' . ' , * ) cents ; and during the last week
of very cold weather dealers got ! lo and 40
cents for eggs. The amount of money made
by the Chicago speculators on this deal was
very great.
Ht'SlNHSS ' imiKPt.
M. Albrluht has discontinued the millinery
business at Shelby.
B. Mannofeld , boot nnd shoe dealer at
West Point , has failed.
A. L. Good en , in the furniture business at
Fuller ton , has sold out.
Fritz fi Good have sold out their photo
graph gallery at West Point.
George W. Kaser has 'sold out his Imple
ment business at Hlldreth to Jacob Toxel.
Slum ! Up for Onrilui.
OMAIM , Feb. 4. To the Editor of Tun
DDR : Considering the recent largo sales of
Omaha realty made to eastern capitalists , in
connection with remarks made about Omaha
by Omaha people "between ourselves" as
they style It , leads mo to think that the tlmo
has come when the citizens of this city must
wake up , shake themselves thoroughly and
go to work , or our beautiful city will die of
dry rot , or be so distanced by rival cities for
the supremacy of tuts great west that It will
bo impossible for us to regain our lost ad
vantage.
The sales mentioned above prove beyond a
doubt that eastern investors consider Omaha
realty a good , safe investment , with flatter
ing prospects for a most profitable future ,
and I know from experience that Omaha to
day enjoys a much better reputation in the
minds of eastern people than any other
western city , as is evidenced by the great
demands for our bonds as well as our real
estate. So much for the east. Now let any
Omahan take a trip through the west or talk
on the subject with any of our wholesale
merchants or manufacturers , or better still
talk with their traveling representatives ,
who travel through the west , and ho will
learn that Omaha's reputation throughout
the west is strictly llrst class , that
dealers generally prefer to deal with
Omaha men when they can consistently
do so , and that they believe
that Omaha is destined to become the largest
city of the west. Tlirouvhout the east and
throughout the west ono hears nothing but
words of praise and commendation for
Omaha , but not so at homo ; our townspeople
entertain the most derogatory Ideas about
Omaha and they talK It "betweenourselves , "
as they say , and sometimes , if not always ,
"ourselves" include strangers within our
gates. Now this Is not right , it is
not Justice , and Omaha does not de
serve it. Wo , who live here , who do our busi
ness here , who expect to make our fortunes
hero and who have inudo fortunes hero ,
should speak and think well of
tliis city * or else got out of It.
Can any manufacturer , Jobber , banker ,
dealer or publisher expect to do a successful
business if ho and his employes keep up a
continual wail of woo and advertise to the
best of their personal ability that their busi
ness methods and resources liavo depreci
ated ? That Is just what they are doing with
Omaha , and yet they wonder why things do
not pick up.
Wo are as of a largo family , and it Is our
duty , as well as it should bo our honor , to
uphold and defend under any nnd all circum
stances the reputation and dignity of our
city. Wo should ostracize its traitorous ene
mies , who for purely personal gain traduce
us on all occasions. Talk with any man , wo
man or child in any of our rival cities and you
will Hud that they one and all instinctively
speak in the most flattering terms of their
city. How is It here ? The majority of our
pcoplo blush when Omaha is mentioned. To
such I cry aloud , shame , shame , shame ; you
might just as well blush when your own
family name is mentioned , and , in fact ,
moro so.
Heal estate booms do'iiot ' make cities ; they
get the price of property so high as to prac
tically exclude actual settlers. Manufac
turers and jobbers cannot afford to locate in
a town where they are compelled to paj
double wu."os to their employes on account
of the excessive rates charged for the neces
saries of life. Wo want no real estate
boom hero , but wo do want nnd must
have a healthy , growing city. Wo have the
best location in the west for a largo city
our foundation is a solid and substantial one
our resources are unlimited , our advantage !
are innumerable , and our prospects bright
Wo only lack the hearty co-opcratton of the
inhabitants of our own city. The east and the
west are watching our every move ; shall wo
continue to place obstacles in our own path
or shall wo endeavor to help Omaha along ?
. F. E. II.
TIM : itUAi/rv .MAitKIT.
INHT1UTMKNT.S placed on record Tobruary 4
Ih'JJ :
WAIIUANTV miens.
Arthur East to T O Duncan , lot 11 ,
block 4. liisuhdlv of block 30 , Al
bright's Choice 1,000
Oscar Quick to II I > llaiiscn , lots 0 and
7 , block 1. lot 11. block 3 , Quick's
park 1,000
KAIIoauland to Amelia Anderson ,
w 'i lot 20 , Hickory 1'lacu 2,000
W W llolinan and wife to J WWiu -
niaUer , undlv 1-7 nw MV , no sw and
susw 1-1U-1U 42r
Kinlly Shunmlier and husband to
same , same 401
Kll/.abeth I < uU to same. same. 421
Isaac Lut/ and wife , same to same. . . . 425
III' ' DelloNo to (5 II 1'ayno , lot 11 ,
bloelj 2 , Avondnlo park :
Paine t ; > saini' , lot 22 , block 1 , samo. . . ]
Same to same , lot 20 , block 1 , same. . . i
11 It lleddlng and wife to Mutual In-
\e.-tment Co , lots U and 1O , block 13 ,
IVntral park 1,030
N A Kiihn and wife to U / Todd , lot li ,
block 1. .Marsh's add . 7,601
Patrick I'oran to W ,1 Ilaker , lot 19 ,
block 0. lludfor.l Place 2,500
William C'olfax toll J Kendall , lot 0.
Helby's siihdlv. In 2d add to South
Omaha l.OOC
K I , Day to I ! W Day , lot 0 , block 0 ,
KlrUwood
U W Day anil wife to Henry Coburn ,
same 2,800
Helen K 1'alck to J < ! Wharton , lots 10
to 23 and 25 to 30 , Irene 1'iacu 1,000
Charles I'alck to same , Maiiu 1,000
H J Dewey to Herman Colin , lot 3 ,
block 4 , Summut Ku orvo 7,250
George Housman and wife to T W
launders , lot 4 , block 121 , South
Omaba 1,600
Itosn Sedlak and husband to Frit/
t 'dlak. s 21) ) fi ut of lot 17 , block 11) .
1st add to South Onmlm COO
Same to I.udwlg Sedlak , n 30 feet lot
17 , block 10 , same COO
Sumo to Raymond Sedlak , lot 18 , block
10 , hamo 1,0X (
nr.mis.
O. A. Itennettsheriff , toJano Plckard ,
lots 1 and 2. block 21 ; lot 2 , block
20 : lots U and 7 , block 10 , West Al
bright 74
Total amount of transfers t34bO
Piles of people navu piles , but DoWItts
Witch Hazel salve will euro them.
Chicago papers are busily engaged expos
lug hotel schemes designated to pluclc vcr
dant visitors to the fair. A number o
sharks are Hooding thu country with clr
culars offering to furnish sleeping nccommo
daUons at stipulated prices paid in advance
Pictures of gorgeous hotels that have no ox
Istcnco are furnished , together with bogu
endorsements of the enterprise. "Tho
Hyde Park hotel" is ono of the burstci
bubbles.
H you have piles LnnVitt's Witch Haze
bulvu will surely euro you.
COMMERCIAL AM FINANCIAL
Grain Markets Wcro Tinner ami Provisions
for the Most Ttirt Weaker.
NORTHWESTERN RECEIPTS WERE LIGHTER
Corn Wm Dull hut l'lriii , , Ith tlio Hnngo Tor
the Day Cmilliwtl to n I'rnctlou
I'lriii Calili-Vllelpcd
. I. . . ILL '
CHIOAOO , 111. . Poti.fU.-Kriio grain markets
rero tinner and provision * for the most pait
Trnker today. Compared. with yesterday , the
: lese of wheat U 'in , Porn Ic , and oats ' c
ilKber. fork and ribs are each 15c lower and
aril Is 2'ic higher. Thu anti-option bill , '
which may pass the hoitso next Monday ,
tnd the vast amount of wheat lu the vlsllilo
upply wore the two lurtueucps avalnst the
vheat market this morning. Kverythhu else
vas bullish. The cold weather and the Ice-
covered Holds caused the wheat market to
Jpo.ii strong at about yesterday's elotlm !
irlces. 1'or May 77' c was bid , and after sonio
sales at that price and 78c , It made
.slight further advance to 7H'8c.
At the same tlmo July , which opened at
77l/8c , ro o to 77" < o. The receipts In the north
west were again light and that was considered
an additional reason for firmness , although It
was very well known that the falling off lu the
receipts at .Minneapolis and Duluth was In a
; reat measure due to the Inclement weather.
Minneapolis reported receipts of only 01 cars
unit Duluth got none.
There was llKht buying on the theory that
Ice formation Is Injuring wheat Holds. Outside
business was not , otic-tenth what II would bo
nit for the fear of the anti-option legislation.
May wheat opened at from 77 7 to 7Hc , void at
77'ie and up to7Hic , early with another ' 5e
gain to 7Hi < c , late In the ihiy. July ruled ' o
under the May price. There was some reall/-
Im : In wheat tliu last hour and May closed at
78' c and .Inly at from 77 ' , c to 77je.
The corn market was dull but llrm. The
tiKO for the day was only ' ( C and closing
quotations tit midway of the e.Mremes of the
tlucttiatlons. The strength In wheat helped the
bulge In corn. The exports were 155,1100 till , for
thn day anil this and llrm cables helped
prices. An olllclal estimate of Uusslan crops
makes the totals much lighter than the No
vember estimate. This helped lln > market on
the buying side. May corn opened atIT1,1' and
gained gradually to 47 'ic. ' . Corn closed at
47c for May and July , with a good market.
Prices ruled llrm in oats , May opening at
34 > . | C. Itnslness lu that option was fairly
active at the opening , which was the lowest of
the day. Later Uold up to 34' . , win-re It was
atlhe elo-e. Outsiders were the principal
buyer- , . The market closed steady at 34 Uc. or
! > c above I'rlday's closing.
The pinvNIon market worried the scalpers ,
who tried to follow Its many changes. With
very light stocks and very light movement of
hogs the situation must remain very hulll-h.
It Is slmplj' a question of whether the price Is
too high lo make It safe to onn the stock or
buy the Muff on contracts. Mr. Wright , who
has made such big money In products inside of
six months , Is letting the market
alone. Slever and manv others are doing
the same thing. They fear a drop. 1'nlrbank
l.s , of course , back of lard In a sufo way. Ills
brokers give the price u twist whenever they
feel like It. Shorts have fared badly In ail
products of late. The nervy element In the
trade Is buying pork today. Conservative
operators were not buying or selling.
May pork sold from * 1U.75 to J19.95 and
from tlo.07'3 ' to Jl'J.75 at 1 o'clock. I.ard
was at til. 75 at. the opening and sold off to
SI 1.02' . and tip toil 1.72' . , . Kills sold lit il.2Q ( )
and otr to $10.1)0. ) At theclo-e lard was strong
at HI. 70 for May , while pork and ribs were
15c under last night at i'J.55 ' mid 110.10 re
spectively.
IvUlmatcd receipts for Monday : Wheat ,
105 cars ; corn , 140 cars ; oats , 95 cars ; hogs ,
22,000 head.
The loading futures ranged as follows :
OI-KK. limn. j.ow. CLOSE , iv'urv
Wliost No 2
1'ebnmry . 3'4
Mar . 77K 78' <
July . 77 !
Corn No.Z
b'obrunry.
May .
July .
Oati No. S
February. stH sm
Mny 3lH 34 i
May 18 70 id 76 19 45 1957H 1900
Lnrd
May . 11 70 11 75 11 ( V-'H 11 70 11 70
July . II 60 11 60 11 40 II 45 U 4VK
Short Klbn-
Mny . 1020 10SS 10 05 10 10 10 ! &
Cash quotations wore as follows :
Fi.ouu Dull and unchanged.
WHEAT No. 2 spring , 74'fc ; I\o. 8 spring ,
C3 67c ; No. 2 red , 74ic. !
Cou.V No. 2 , 44Uc ; No. 3 cash , 304'c ? ; No.2
yellow , 41'.ic ; No. 3 yellow , 40) ) < c.
OATS-NO. 2 , 81 > i&3l > { c ; No. 2 white , 32 ®
© 32Jfe ; No. 3 white , 33aj4 ; < c.
HVK-No. 2. 52c.
HAIII.KY No. 2 , C4c ; No. 3 , f. o. b. , 42&G2c. (
KI.AX SIEINO. : . 1. J1.17' ; .
TIMOTHYSKKD I'rlme , $4.50.
1'oilK Mess , per bbl. , new , $ l9.25'TM9.37i ' ! ;
lard , per 100 Ibs. , f 11.70 ; short ribs sides
( loose ) . J10.HiaiO.20 : dry salted shoulders
( boxed ) , J9.H7'i'510.00 ' ; ; short clear sides
( boxed ) , * 10.05ai0.70.
WHISKY Distillers' Mulshed goods , par gal. ,
SuoAiis I'lichangcd ; cut loaf 5 ! ® 5ic ? ;
granulated , fj'ac : standard "A , " 5c.
Thu following were thu receipts .and ship
ments for J.o'.lay :
> < * \r VorU Miirlu-ts.
NEW YOUK , l < Vb. 4. Ki.otw Receipts , 20-
803 pkgs. ; exports , 3,651 bills. , 2,250 sacks ;
sales , 0,100 pkgs. ; market steady , dull ;
winter wheat , low grades , } 2.102.55 ; fnlr to
fancy. $2.552.75 ; patents , $3.85 < Jil.25 : Min
nesota clear , $2.50 3.50 ; straights , $3.00a
4.50 ; patents , (1.S5&O.OU.
live Mixtures , $3.90 ; rye flour steady and
dull.
CoiiNMCAii Dull , steady ; yellow western ,
82.75 ,2.80.
RVK Nominal ; western , 58UG2C.
llAiil.uv Dull , firm ; western , GOQ,80c ; No. 2
Toionto , H4fft85e.
IlAiu.ur MAf/r Inactive , steady ; western ,
G5TJ85C.
WHKAT Receipts , 11.G25 bu. : exports , 80-
317 bu. ; sales , 275,000 bu. futures ; no .spot.
Spot market llrmur , with options very dull ;
No. 2 red In store and elevator , HOc ; afloat ,
8U < c ; f. o. b. , 80' ' , < fr82c : No. 1 northern , 85c ;
No. 1 hard , 00V ; No. 2 northern. 83c ; No. 3
spring , 79ic. ! Options wore very dull and ao
higher on tinner west anil local covering , tradIng -
Ing restricted through the anil-option hill ;
May most nctlvo ; No. 2 red , March , 701fj { (
80'4c. closing at 80'e ' ; May. 81 13-lG < T.82Hc.
closing at U'JJtc ; July , 82 VS83e. closing at
83'aC.
Coii.N--Rpcclptft , 79,000 bu. ; exports. 2-
900 bu. ; sales. 135,000 bu. futures , 51,000 bu.
spot. Spots dull but firmer ; No. 2. 5 1 34 < Ts,55e
In elevator , 55 ( fi50c ; alloat ; ungraded mixed ,
53ifc. ; Ntuatm-r mlxvd. fJ3' ri34c : No. 3 , 51'fffl '
52c. Options wuro iie higher and closed llrm ;
trading slow and ehlelly switching between
March and May ; March , 53 > 4c ; .May , 5iVij ;
Oa o. closing at 53'-e.
OATS Receipts , 08,250 Im. ; exports , 40,000
bu. ; sales , 5,000 bu. futures , 40,01)0 bu. spot.
Spots , quiet , firm. Options dull , shade higher ;
May. 38'ic ; .spot No. . , white , 41c ; No. 2
Chicago , 39c ; No. 337 i ; No. 3 whito. 40c ;
mixed western , 3B3uc * ; ; white western ,
39 45"8e. - 1
IlAr Fair demand : shipping , C5d70c ; good
to choice , 75fl90c. , .4
HOPS Quiet , easy ; stnte , common to choice ,
21Q.35CJ I'aclllc coifct.2I < il24c.
HIIIKS I'alrly aetlvoj-JIrm ; wetsalted New
Orleans selected , 45funi | i < ) 1 bs , 4 ' J Oc ; Texas
selected , 50 and OO his , Wi7c.
CUT MKATS Qulul , steady ; plc.kled bellies ,
llile ; pickled shoulders , 10c ; pickled hams ,
14fcl4'ic ( ' ; middles , dull , steady ; short clear.
llcc ; lard , dull , steady ! "western steam closed
at $12.07' , ; salus2So tierces at * 12.O7'i ;
options sales , none ) March , $12.00 , nominal ;
May. $11.95 lild ; pork , dull ; old mess , $10.25
G19.75 ; now mess , $20)15 ;
llurrKii Miiduratii diunand , firm ; western
dairy , 2024c ; western creamery , 23i(30u ;
wesiern factory , 18iTi23Jje.
OHEBSB rulrdoniiuulf llrm ; part skins , 4 ®
lOHc. I - I
Eiuis-I'alrdomaiul , firm ; western fresh , 40
tt41c ; receipt * . 1,6 1U pkRs.
Kicr. Active , firm ; ( loiuestlc , fair and extra ,
34C/.G'c ! : Japan , 4'ic. "
MOI.ASSKS Nominal ; New Orleans , open
kettle , good to choice firm , fairly uctlvu at
2C5J30C.
Hugar Dull , firm ; fair nillnlng , 3 1-lGc ; oen-
trlfugulK , 90 test , 37-lGc ; retlned firm , quiet ;
otr A. 4 Vii4 ; c ; mould A. 4 16-lG5'c ; stand
ard A , 4 l-liiS4.e ( ; confectioners A , 49-111 ®
; cut loaf , 5 S-ltlftSli ; crushed. 55-lG t5io ! ;
powdered , 4 15-l&72,5'.c ; granulated , 4 ll-lb
6c.
6c.I'm
I'm I.tos--Qulet , steady ; American , 112.70
& 15.50.
Uoi'l'KitDull , steady ; $12.00.
LEAii-Qulet , firm ; domestic , 53.05.
Tl.N-Qulet ; Straits , $20.20.
Nt. l.ouU .Market * .
ST. I.OUIB. Mo. , rob. 4. I'LOUH Qulot.
yi m li. 40',0 | Marelitli'i May. '
43 o i July 44 < < r . . . .
OAT * shade lietter. ca ht 3Ji' , May .11 ) '
KYI ; No salts , 6J'u < hid.
IIAIII.CV Unietnnil small snlvn Mlnncxota ,
640.
IIIIAN rirm nt 7'Jo.
UAV I'tu-hali ed.
liui Higher at 13,70 ; spelter bMtor at
94.10 *
lUrrrnu-1'nchaiufiMl.
lldiis-l.owurnt 27'ii' .
Coitx MP.AIFinn at J2.00.
WiiiHKV-Uuli'l at $1.17.
ll.umi.so Viiclmngcd.
COTTON Tms-llncimtiged.
rnovistONs-Ulrm lint very ( inlet , with only
a small job trade done at previous quotations ,
HlXTtl'M I'lour , 3.COO hbls ; wheat , 43,000
bu. ; corn , 143,000 bu. ; oats , 15,000 bu. ; rye ,
none ; barley , none ,
Silll'Ml'.NTS-r'iour. 0.000 blK ) ; wl a,1 , 45.-
000 bu. ; corn , 200.000 tin ; oats , 10,0.0 bu. ;
rye , 15,000 hu. ; barley , 200 bu.
Oiimim Produce .Murket ,
The week closed with a stronger poultry
market and with a better feeling on eggs.
Aside from that there was nothing especially
new In thu market that would be of Interest to
shippers.
Ai'iM.M-Stocksaro held at $3.5084.00 for
fair to choice stock.
IIANANASQuoted at $2.007W > .50 per bunch
1IKANS Choice mn y , $2.00 , 7,2.25.
lll'vrr.uThearrlvals of butter aio not largo
enough to make any very decided change 1 14
the market and prices continue In about the
Miiiii'irriMivt' . ( iood country roll sells at 17d6
'Jlii' and fancy at 2ii'f.22i' .
CAi.tmim \ c.uiiiAnr.Hood slock 2'Ti3c. '
CIII.KIIV Per do4ic. ) .
CiiA.NinmuiKslldl and cherry. $1.50 ; bell
and bugle. tlO.00 : .Jersey Capo Coil. J0.50.
KIKISTho continued cold weather has given
holders a llttlo more confidence and they were
not quite so ready to sell. Asa general thing
eggs are held at alKUit 20c , although It was
) o.ssiblu to hear rumors of sales at prices raug-
{
ng from 25e to 27c ,
( lAMiThere were a few rabbits on the mar
ket which were being held attl.&U for small
and $3.00 for Jacks. The arrival of any quan
tity noiild make It Impossible to obtain any
such prices.
llAY-The market Is about steady at $0.00 ®
0.50.
IllDKs No. 1 salted , 4 < Vl4Uc ; No. 2 , 3G3'Jc ' ;
flint , Gc.
llo.Miv Choice to fancy white clover , 18 ®
20c ; fair to good , 1018c.
I.K.MONS-Cholce to fancy , $3.75' < M.OO.
MAI.AUA ( > IIAI'IS : t.ood shlpplngstock , $8.50.
NUTS l.artto hickory. $1.G5 ; black walnuts'
OrsTins- : The local market Is steady at 20H
42rper can.
O.MO.NSHome grown. $1.00 per bushel ;
Spanish nerersite , $1.90 2.00.
OHAMIKS The market is about steady.
p/.es | 170 to 220 are quoted at JJ.75 for rus-
setts anil $3.01) ) for hrlghts. Sl/.es 250 to 320
are quoted lit $2.75 for brlghls and $2.50 for
riissettH. Tangerines , put up In half boxes ,
$3.01) ) .
1'otn.TiivThe receipts- were very light and
thu demand beluga little moru brlsK , as inual
on the last of the week , caused u firmer mar
ket. ( iood chickens sold at 10TM Ic and tur
keys as high as 15e. ( feese and ducks are gen
erally quoted as 'Mi lie.
POTATOUS unly small lots moving from
sloie. Western Nebraska stock Is quoted at
85e : Vtah and Colorado , UOcSM.OO ; choice
native. 75'i,8Oe.
SWIIT : l'or.\TOi.s There area few In the
market which are selling at J4.50.
VKAi.-Cliolcu and fat small veals , 810c ;
large and thin , 3tiOV.
Oil .Market.
Nr.w VOIIK , I-'eb.4. I'lrnioi.iuTM-Cortlficates
on future contracts were entirely neglected
it the Slock exchange , while only 3,000 barrels
. hanged hands at the consolidated board at
r 4"iC , closing olTercd at that price against
14'jc hist mcnlng.
LONDON- CALCUTTA I.iNSKr.i43s perquarter.
I.INSUIH ) On.20s Gd per owl.
Tuni'iiNTiNi : Srinrrs23s 3d percwt.
TAI.I.OW Dull but .stronger ; city ( $2.00 for
[ ikgs.l 4'u' bid.
COTTON SKI.II On , Dull but steady ; crude ,
67c bid : yellon , Glc.
ROSIN -I'lrm ; strained , common to good ,
Jl.40fftl.421 , .
Tuiii'CNTlSK Quiet and firm at 34ffl34 ! jc.
Kansas City Markets.
KANSAS CITV , Mo. , I'eb. 4. WHKAT I'lrm ;
No. 2 hard , ( SUiftGG'ir ; No. 2 red , 70'i71e.
UOHN 'jc higher ; No. 2 mixed , 3Gc.
OATS Steady ; No. 2 mixed , 32c.
RvnFirmer at 52T'jf,53c.
HtiTTr.ii Light demand and dull ; creamery ,
24ffi28c ; dairy , lO'SlUe.
KtiOM Firm at 20c.
IlKcr.ii'TS Wheat , 27,000 bu. ; corn , 6,000
bu. ; oats , noiu1.
SIIII'.MIXTSWheat : , 57,000 bu. ; corn , 29,000
bu , ; oats , none ,
Collen .M.irlK't.
NEW YOHK , Feb. 4. Options opened firm ,
unchanged to 15 points up , closed steady , un
changed to 20 points up ; sales , 38,000 bans , In
cluding February , $17.00 ; March , $17.40 ®
17.00 ; April , [email protected] ; May , $10.90ifl
10.05 ; June , $10.75 ; July , tlO.701D.7B ; September -
tomber , $10.05010.70 ; December , $10.4(1 ( ®
10.45. Spot Rio , firm and quiet ; No. 7 , $18.12 5
© 18.25. _
Cottim .Mitrkol.
NKW Oni.nANS , La. , I'eb. 4. Kasy ; mid
dling , 93-10c ; low middling , 8 5 , c ; good or
dinary , 8 ? c ; net receipts , G.285 bales ; gross ,
G.490 bales ; exports to Ureat llrltaln , 11,579
bales ; to France , 14,230 bains ; to the conti
nent , 3,171) bales ; coastwise , 1.143 bales ; sales ,
1,760 bales ; stock , 328,054 bales.
Liverpool .MurkutH.
LiVKHPOOi , , Feb. 4. WIIKAT Steady ; de
mand fair : holders oiler fieely ,
CoilNI'lrm ; demand fair.
LAUD 1'rlniu western , 59s porcwt.
. HUTTiiit United States , line , 57s Gd per cwt. ;
United States , good , 7s Cd perewt.
STOCKS ANI > HONU3.
Securities Showed Inrreiissil Nnrrnwncfis
Yesterday , Vflth I llihl.Ht rluis Loading.
NKW YoilKleb.4. Thestoek market showed
Increased narrowness yesterday and the In
dustrial Mocks again assumed prominence
In the market both In activity and
the width of the fluctuations. Thu rail
road list feels the effect of the gold
movement , and to add to the stiength o !
this Inlluencu advices from other ccntcfs
show that the movement of currency to New
York was lacking. While the bank statement
showed a loss In the reserve of probably over
$4,000,000 , there was an actual loss In cash of
nearly $3,000,000 accounted for by a furthei
expansion In loans of nearly $10,000,000. The
list as a-rnlo was traded lu throughout In
fractional limits and In no case except that 01
Lackawanna , which showed exceptional
strength , rising 1 percent , was thu final change
for more than a small fraction.
On the other hand thu Industrials wcro ac
tive and aggrcsslvelv strong , Sugar taking thu
lead. It rosii to 133'i nut gain of 2 ! ( percent
Distillers was a close second. It rose to 43i
thu highest point y6t attained since thu de
cline was checked , and closed at Its best figure
with a nut gain of 2' percent. Othur special
ties prominent for strength were Coloradi
Fuel , which late In thoday moved up 1\ per
cent to 38' < , and Kdlson l.lectrlc Illuminating
which was. sharplv advanced from 127 to 131
Thu Post says : The bull cliques In some nc
tlvo specialties again had alia Irs all their owi
way today and prices moved up easily In re
sponse to the usual skillful manipulations.
Thu unsatisfactory silver situation , the
anti-option bill , thu litrgegold shipments , al
were apparently Ignored by thu speculative
community , and prices moved upward as
though there was not a cloud on thu llnuncla
horUon. That , too , In the face of thu fact that
somu of the specialties are altcady at u pretty
high luvelof prices.
Thu total hales of stoeks today wrro 1(14,000
thares , Including : ChesapeaKO .V Ohlu , 8t > 00
UistllllriK , 00,000 ; National CordilKO ( nnwl
7,500 ; Nuw KiiKland , 8.000 ; Heading , 13,100
Rluhmond Terminal , 11,300 ; Itock Island
3,300.Susar ; , 41.600.
NDW York 'Minify .Market.
New YotiK , Tel ) . 4. MONKV ON GAI.I ,
With loans at 4J ! pur cent ; closed offered nt"
percent.
I'niMK MKIUUNTII.R I'Ai'Kti 4' < < ftO per cunt.
KsciiA UK ( Julut but btvudy , will
nptunllm lni > Mlnbntilrrit' WIN nt H B3 for
Ixly day hill * ami ( I 87 for demand.
UovKii.NMr.NT lloxim Dull nml itonity State
Kinds dull nnd neplnMcd.
I he closing mintUIons : on DeniM !
' ! * . 4 nt M. W lon olii . . . .
' ( * . 4 roun do Uoticn. In , . . .
. ' . ! " . ! ' < fci . . . . . IW " . U A I. M. tlen. in
'ncincn ol 'M , . . IM ! . IA AHl-Mlon. At.
/oultl.iim il'pnl 4i tit. Paul Contain. . .
'onn 11 en mi in. . . * t. I1. C. A I1 , tutu. . .
'onn no IT > ot.1i . . 101 f. 1' , I , . O. Tr. Itctn.
'anmla So , Imls. . . 13 T. I' . It. ( I. Tr. Keti.
'en. I'ncltlelulu. . . . Union 1'AcinoUts .
> . A It. O. Int. 13S7 \VcstChorw
. A It. U. li S7 It. (1.V. . lit.
! tlo Zndi Atch. 4t
I. K. AT. den , 6s. . Atch ] i < > , clfim A.
t. K. AT. den. 5s. . O. II , A H. ASt. . . ,
Initial Union rn. . . 11.1 do JitSs . . . . . . . . .
N. J. C. Int. C tt. . . 1IIH II. AT. V. t
( ortbprn I'nc. tstn. in 11. AT. O. Con . fi.
iurlliorn I'ac. ? nit inm
llcitou Stuck Qiiotntlon * .
HOSTON , Ma s. , 1-Vh. 4.Call loans. Aft It
tlmo paper , 4li < tl5 , The following nro thu elos-
Inn stock iiiotatloiH | ;
Atehhon AT , , " if ? ' jTTnnklln f3T (
llojtun A Alhanjr. . JlWKoarji.irxo llMi
llotton A Miilne. . . ITiiU Oai'eol.t MU
' . . . A g- tor .
Kiulcrn u. It , r * . . . . in livuitiiYo Coi'i'tipf' . . . ! *
ntchburif II. U. pfil. vt Tam.irni'k . IM
K. C. M. J. A C. it 7s IW .MnilKtoti l.ntnl Co. . II
Mtlli ) Hock A ! ' . . ; M llo < t < in l.nml L'o. . . .
MUM. Ceulrnl tQ\ ( , Went ttiul I , anil Co. 17
Ale . On. cum . . . . : ; < Hell Telepliuno. . . . ' 'in !
N. V. A N. Kuiilnnrl. IS ) ( l.imncm Store S . 1
OldColonr ! ! U7 Water Power .
Allourr. M.c. mow ) . < C. .M .
Atlantic . . II. All. I' . .
lontuti , V Mom . r ( ' { < H'n. Klcc .
Cnliimot A. lli'Cln. . . 3'JS
Olil.
Ne\v York Mintiif ; Omitutlotn.
NEW VOIIK , 1'eb. 4. The following are the
closing mining ( imitations : _
'rown I VMnt . 70 dlcrrn Nevada l5
. ] 4U tandard 140
loiild nml Curry. . . . 83 t'nlim Con 10
litlo nnd .Norcrons. 15 Vi > lloir Jnckol 70
lompntnko . 1JOU Iron Silver 45
Mfxlrnn . IW yiilck Mlvor M )
intarlo . lttfl : dn tiri'fprrud I7CII
Jrhlr . 2JO lliilniT ID
'lymoiitli . M
St. I.otils .Mining ( Imitation * .
ST. f.nt'ii ) , Mo. , Kel ) . 4.- The closing quota
tions of the mining stocks were asfollons :
"locks. mil.nkivl. . stuck * . Mill. Aakt'd.
Am. Not. . . I .2.-i f. . . . Hope JI.UOII.itt )
Adami S. > 1.IU Small 111" 8.69
IrnnltoM 4.00 Hltntii'tli. . .43HJ .45
lllmrtnUlc. . 8.UI BM Montrnso . .05 . . . .
riminelal Note' .
CITY , Mo. , Kob. 4. Clearings , $1.-
70H.73H.
I'Altls , I'eb. 4. Three per cent rentes 9Sf
80o for the account.
HT. Lotus , Mo. . 1'eb. 4.-Cleailncs , $3,900-
030 : balances i4H3,402. ?
NKW YoitK , I'el ) . 4.-ClearIli's | , $133,018-
601 ; balances , ! 0,25 ,423.
HAI.TIMOIII : . Mil. . I'eh. -flearliiKs , $2.358-
8741 balances , J310,1)38 ) , .Money , 0 per cent.
LONDON. IVh. 4- Amount of bullion BIHIQ
Into thu Hank of KiiKlaml on Imlancu today ,
i'9.000.
I'llit.AIH'.l.i'ltlA. I'll. , 1'eli. 4. Hearings
J12.453.183 ; balances , $1,488,003. Money , 4
liercent.
CINCINNATI. O. , Teh. 4. Money , 3'4 pnr
cent. New Vork exchansc , 25c premium.
( TearhiKs , $2,624,050 ; for the week , J16.187-
050.
050.ROSTON
ROSTON , Mass. , I'eb. 4. C'learliiRs , J15.441-
308 ; lialances , 51,871.315. Monev , 2't tier
cent. KxchaiiBO on New York , 103 > 15c dis
count.
CIIICAOO , III. , I'Vli. 4. [ Ppoolnl TeleRram to
Tin : Ilr.i ; . ] - New York exchange wasiiioted | as
follows : Chicago , par ; lloston lO15c dis
count.
Nr.W YoilK , I'eb. 4. The exports of sperln
from the port of New York during thu last
week ailttrcjiatcdl,460.015. . ( If this amount
Jl.OH,0i5 ( was pild and ? 537,3.r > O was silver.
All the silver anrt f4.000.000 of the cold was
shipped to Kuropcan ports and JH,0(15 ( of the
cold went to the West Indies and Mexico. The
Imports of specie were 210,480 , of which $20-
804 was cold and * 189,07ii silver.
C'IIICAOO , 111. . Feb. 4. There Is no decided
procure for funds , and the ruling rate Is 0
percent , with the exception of favored cus
tomers , who have secured a lower rate on
sharp calls. New Yin k c.\chanie sold at par.
.Sterling exchanse , steady Mill-day hills , W.H5 4 ,
and t4.H7' fordemtind. Hank clearlmrstoday
were (17,230,1)31 ) ; balances , $1.147,105. 1'or
the week : clearings , $107,202,400 ; balances ,
$9,572,5G8.
MVK STOCK MAUICIiTS.
Cnttln Trudp Shows Strength ' the Clone
Hugs Slightly l.oiver.
OMAHA , Teb. 4. Receipts of both cattle and
sheep continue to Improve , but there Is no
noticeable Improvement In thosupply of hogs ,
receipts being 5,000 lighter than last week and
13,000 lighter than the corresponding week of
1892. The olllclal figures are as follows :
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Receipts this week 18Hr > 2 21,247 4,420
Receipts last week 18,038 20,085 4,100
Same week last year 12,310 33,978 2,404
The cattio market , has been a pur.le the past
week. On Monday the trade was lively , with
prices strong. Tuesday's receipts were the
Heaviest In over three months , and thu market
was about the worst In the same period.
Prices dropped from lOc to 30c on all kinds of
killing cattio and nearly a third of the
receipts were unsold lit the close.
Wednesday , Thursday and Friday's markets
showed considerable Improvement all around.
Receipts have been fair alllhu week and the
Inquiry for good , finished , heavy cattio has
heen rather better than Usual. Dicssed beef
houses coiitlmin to buy freuly and there Is
a good , strong , healthy undertonoto tlui trade.
The ease with which the market recovers from
M lipptikIlko that of Tuesday l.s u very healthy
Indication.
The trade today was slow and dull through
out , lloth local and shipping buyers were
bearish and with rather free offerings
thu prospect for steady prices was
decidedly gloomy. Uood to choice
beeves brought out a brisk competi
tion and In consequence prices wuro not
far from steady on I.25O to 1,000-lb. beeves ,
sales being at from .J4.75 up to $5.50. On thu
general run of stuu" trade was decidedly dull ,
with prices weak to a dime lower than Friday.
Fair to good 1.000 to 1.200-lb. steers sold at
from J4.00 to $4,00 , and fair to pool-stuff was
extremely hard to work off at from $3.90 down.
U was a dull , mean , unsatisfactory trade
throughout , but as It was Saturday and them
was a disposition to clean up thn receipts , a
very respectable clearance was Directed.
Cow. and mixed stun" nuido up about 40 per
cent of the olforlngs and trade was slow with
prices tending loner. A bunch of prlmn fat
heifers went to a shipper at $4.00.
but fair to good cows and hulfers changed
hands very largely at from $2.25 to $2.75 , with
old thin cows as low as $1.75. Rough stock
was not particularly active , but .iboutsteady ,
bulls , oxen and stags selling at from $2.00 to
$4.00. The supply of veal calves was limited
and prices generally unchanged at around
$4.00(01.00 ( ,
There was nothing now In the stocker and
feeder trade. The fresh receipts were light ,
and as regular dealers already had more on
hand than they could satisfactorily dispose
of , and the country demand was very light ,
business was very qulut and prices ruled 2Oc
to 30c lower than a week ago. This has been
the dullest week In feeders the market luiscx-
puilencud in months , Kuptcscntatlvo sales :
IHICS
No. Av. I'r. No. Av. I'r ,
1. . . .1100 $3 00 12. . .1102 ( I 10
99. . . 818 3 45 4. . .1230 4 10
1. . . 850 3 60 20 . 1102 4 12'i
23. . . . 913 3 G5 35. . .1147 4 15
3. . .1010 3 05 10. . .1039 4 15
12. . . . 951 3 05 CO. . .1187 4 15
18. . . 059 3 70 19. . .1137 4 20
19. . . . 976 3 75 .1085 -1 20
7. . . .1022 ! 1 75 .1209 4 25
18. . . .1050 3 75 18. . .1230 4 30
7. . . . 037 3 85 18. . .1239 4 35
13. . .1003 3 85 25. . .1172 4 35
27. . .1033 3 90 21. . .1203 4 37i !
1. . . . 990 3 90 4. . .1230 4 40
10. . . 1020 3 95 14. . .1522 4 45
10. . . .1047 3 95 20. . .1104 4 60
21. . . .1123 4 00 38. . .1255 4 76
21. . .1087 4 00 3. . .1570 4 75
23. . . .1023 4 05 19. . 1201 4 90
17. . 1187 4 10 22 ' ' .1328 6 15
11. . .1010 4 10 7. . .1000 5 25
14. . .1009 4 10 .1488 6 30
fillll'I'IMl AM ) KXrOHT.
2. . .1205 3 25 .1270 4 50
n .1350 3 75 03 , .1200 4 55
127 .1211 00 21. . .1321 4 55
85. . 1183 15 89. . .12415 4 55
CO. , .1187 15 72. . .1330 4 80
72. . .1278 4 20 18. . .1275 90
31. . . .1242 4 25 8. . .1070 5 50
10. . . 1428 4 35
COWS.
. 840 1 75 ' ' .1110 2 40
3 . 840 1 75 20' , . . 824 2 40
0 r.oi 1 75 14. . . 942 2 45
7 .1107 1 90 . 920 2 50
7G . 003 1 90 i ! ! . 870 2 50
5 . 850 1 05 37. . . H57 2 50
7 . 804 2 OO 35. . . 932 2 5O
9 . 949 2 00 1. . . 910 2 50
1 .1OHO 2 00 r. . . . 020 2 50
.1140 2 00 1. . . 820 2 50
. 7112 2 00 1. . .1010 2 50
. 915 2 00 ' ' .1040 2 50
. 875 2 OO Ml' . 1027 2 50
3. . . . . 070 2 00 24. . .1001 2 50
i. . . . 10CO 2 00 . 850 2 50
15. . . . . 820 2 00 . 02J 2 50
. 700 2 00 21. . . 901 2 55
2 ; : ; ! . 905 2 00 o .110. ) 2 55
15. . . . , . 874 2 10 9 ; ; .1001 2 GO
2. . . . , .1005 2 10 14. . , .1005 2 00
22. . . . , 877 2 10 8. . .1012 2 05
, . ( SHI ) 2 10 18. . , . 090 2 05
o ; ; ; ; , 701 2 10 , .1190 2 C.5
i. . . . , . 83O 2 10 , . 7G5 2 05
5. . . . . . 704 2 10 21. . . , . 800 2 05
10. . . . 078 : i 10 1. . . . .1240 2 05
4. . . . . . 587 2 15 ' " , 1170 2 05
4. . . . . . 975 2 25 21 , . . 813 2 70
69. . . . . . 898 2 25 5. . . . .1094 2 75
3. . . . . . t)73 2 25 7. . . , .1000 2 75
1. . . . , .1090 2 25 840 2 76
7 005 'i 1100 2 70
3 70
a to
9 flO
a on
a 85
a en
9 PB
9 00
a DO
a oo
a oo
a eo
a oo
B oo
a oo
s on
a 10
a 10
a 10
3 10
a 10
a in
a in
a an
a an
a 35
a 75
3" 70
3 nn
3 75
4 00
4 2n
n eon
n 25
fi no
n r > o
t. 75
o oo
u uo
3 00
3 00
a tx )
3 05
3 1O
3 25
3 25
4 40
2 00
2 05
3 00
3 00
3 00
3 00
3 00
3 00
3 1O
3 15
3 20
U 25
3 30
3 50
3 60
. . . . nil
week. Karlv In Ilii1 week Ilii1 Hade was ai'tlvu
anil .stroll ) ; , lint pi Ires ha\e declined steadily
for the past four days. There has heen only
an IndUl'eient shipping ili'inniul. but fresh
meat hoiiM'seontlmie coed huyers. Thi > prin
cipal feature of tin' Hade. Inmever , has nce.ii
Ilic eMiemelv henrlsh attitude of the paekern
ho seem to ! > < > determined to pound prices In
spite of ( he rcdneed supplies. Tlie feeling la
onn of uncertainty hut not exactly of weak
ness , unit In splleof tlu1 reecnt lireuk tin1 week
clo-es with jirlces about 10c higher than at
tlin close of last week.
The market today was dull anil lower
from tlio start.Vlnn tln < irnrkct
opened llii'ri > were less than 3,000 IIOKS on sale .
1'aekers held olV and fresh meat men hough ! )
tin1 need heavy and bulcher weight hex
largely at $7.80 and $7.00 , while packers worn
offering from $7.00 to $7.HO for poor |
IlKlit to u'oiid licavy lions. Trade [ licked
iii | somewhat about tlin middle of tlio
forenoon and prices ruled somewhat stronger ,
but on the Into arrivals the market was tlio
worst of the day. In general jirlees ruled no |
to loc lower than I'rlday. The hulk of tlio
tradltiKwns.it from $7.75 to $7.85 , as against. ,
$7.HO lo $7.011 Friday and $7.05 to $7.76 a weulc
except a load consigned direct to Swift. Local
iiouses till want some irood muttons and
.le.slrablo feeder.-i meet u ready sale. Fair to
( rood natives , if3.75ie5.00 ; fair to coed west
erns , ! f3.50'j 5.00 ; common and stock sheep ,
J2.25T.3.75 ( ; good to eholco 40 to 100 Ib. lambs.
$4.002.5.50.
ItcrHpts iincl DUpoiltl-in of Stock.
Oftlflal receipts anil dlspodtlou of tdo'ik a
shown by the hooks of thu Union Stock YariU
company for I ho twenty-four hitirs.i " '
o'clock p. m. 1'e.bruary 4 , 1893 :
ni.cKH'T.s.
Chicago Livestock Market.
UIIICAOO , 111. . Feb. 4 , [ Special Telegram to
Tun Hii.l : The few cattle hero today woro1
hought up at strong prices , nil grades selling ;
higher than at. thu beginning of the week.
Most of the otl'erlngs Hero such sorts us go
to local hutchurs and canners , and
thu average of prices theieforo was
low. Cows and bulls were quoted all the way
from $1.50 to1.75 for poor Muff to from $3.76
to Jl.ni ) for extra , with sales very geneiully at
from * J.25 to S3.OO. The rangu of quotations
for dressed beef and shipping steers was from
$3.6(1 ( to1.15 , and calves weru In demand at
$0.60.
Hales of hogs were vury slow and prices were
weak and unevenly lower. The supply was so
small as to make It hardly worth their whllo
for local packer to enter the Held , for after
shippers had completed their purchascH
vi'iy little remained. Trading was gonur-
ally at from 5 to loc olT from yesterday's
quotations , light sidling principally at from
J7.0O to $7.85 , medium weights largely at from
$7.85 to * M.15 , and heavy mostly at from $8.00
to $8.25 , though business was done nil the way
from $7.25 forcullsand pigs lo $ .30 for cholco
heavy. Vury few good heavy lots wuiu re-
The sheep market was as actlvo as the lim
ited .supply would admll of and prices were
firm. UooU to cholco grades were quoted at
fromf t.76 to ! 5.to , and poor to fair at from
$3.25 to $1.50. Sales of lambs wuro on u basis
of from $4.25 to 1(0.25. (
Receipts : C'attlu , 10,000 ; hogs , 8,000 |
kheep , 1,600.
The Kvenlng Journal reports :
CATTi.r.--Ueceipts , 1,000 head ; shipments ,
40O head ; heavy grades lower ; good to prlmo
exporl stcein , $5.2.V-e.5.40 ; others , $3.Gj ( 4.GO ;
btockers , $2.0 ; > ft3.25 ; cows , * 2.00-34.00 ,
lions -Itecclpts , 8,000 head ; shipments ,
4Olio head ; market closed lower ; good to
prime heavy butchers. $8.00fi8 25 ; fair to
gooil heavy , t7.0iKr(7.HO ; good to choice light
mixed , $7.5 < > ftO.)0 ) ; light , $7.400,7.80 ; pigs and
skips , $5.50fG.50. (
SIIKKIReceipts , 1.500 head ; . shipments . . . ,
2.000 > head : heavy sheep lower ; Iiimhs llrm ;
natlvei , M.-lOVyi.OO ; westerns , t6.00a6.26 |
feeders , $4.2&t44.76j lambs. $4.6oaiU6.
Kansas City Live Stork .Market.
KANSts CITV. Mo. , Feb. 4. ( . 'ATTI.K Re
ceipts. 6.400 head ; shipments , 1,200 hniidl
dull ; 10W 16i ! lower. Sales : Shipping steers ,
J3.60-Ji,5.65 ; stockerti and feeders , 13,60 < ii3,80.
Hons-lteculpt.s , 0,000 head ; shipments , 400
head. Opened 616100 higher , closed weak ,
wllhgaln lost : all grades , tU.OOft8.00 ; bulk
$7. < ; r/n7.80.
HiiKiii' Heeelpts , 000 bond ; shipments , none.
Active and strong lo lOu higher. Rcprvscntu *
tlvu sales : Muttons , $4.00.
Kt l.ouls I.lva Stock .Murknt.
BT. Lotus , Mo. , Feb. 4 , OATTI.K Recelptx.
1,000 ; shipments' , 1,400 ; market steady ; fair
to good mil I vu steers , t3.25Tel.50 ; choice snip
ping , $ I.76 < ri6.00 : fed ToxiiHHtfeM , $3.60fft4,4i ( )
grassers , $2.20 3,30 ; grass Texas cows , $2.16(2) ( )
3.20.
Hods Rrcelpts , 2,000 ; Bhlpmenls , 2GOO |
market closed easier ; heavy , I7.76tt8.10 ; mick-
Inir , $7.6Wf.8.5l ( ) ; light , 7.6017.80.
SiitJEi1 NoreculpU , and therefore no mar -
ket. (
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