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TII OMAHA DAILV HEEt MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1002.
JUST SCRATCH RESOURCES
Derelopment of Mineral Wealth of Wyoming
in It Infancy Only.
GETTING GOOD START IN COPPER FIELD
Coal the Leading Product at Present,
with aa Ontpat of Five Million
Ton In Tear Jast
Past.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Dec. 28 (8peclal.)
Wyoming la tcdajr the virgin Hate of the
Union. For many year It bu been one
of the great producers of cattle and cheep
and wool, and many fortunea hare been
made through the wondeiful pastoral con
ditions, but these iidurtrlea did not tend
to establish large tovna or Industrial
plant, consequently the growth of the slate
baa been alow, and while neighboring states
hare Increased their population by hun
dreds of thousands Jur.ng the past quarter
of century, Wyomljj .us been struggling
long with less than halt a hundred thou
sand until 1898-99. when an unusual amount
of railroad building and Immigration swelled
the total population to 32,000. But while
the population of tht etate la small In
numbers, the shor'ajo Is more than ma.le
up la Individual energy 1.1) d enterprise, an'j
great things are expe.tdd ot the future.
During the past year wonderful gains
were mada In the Industrial development
of the state, and the prj-picts for the coin
ing year promise even greater return,. Jt
has long been known that the state poa
essed within Its borders large and rich
deposits of coal, oil, sola, building stone
and gold, silver, copper st.d Iron ore, but
little or co development work has becu
done until the past iwi yeara. In the early
days of the state's history some rich gn'd
and copper properties were worked, but
the latter pinched aut and the methods
employed lu the formir were so expensive,
and discoveries being mens In fields In
other states that optrei btttrr Inducements
mining for precious metals I J Wyoming
was soon confined to tbe working ot a few
placers, and scattered prvtp.-ctlng. Ihe
total output of gold, silver, copper and I'oo
would not average ovnr $100,000 worth from
the late '70s until the middle '90s. The
mining of coal, which waa commenced wli -n
the Union Pacific railroad was built through
the atate, continued and the output In
creased from a few hundred tons In 1869
to over 5,000,000 tons In the year Just clos
ing. Rapid Strides In Mining.
During the past two yeara, and especially
during the past twelve months, however,
rapid strides were made In gold, Iron and
copper mining. Outside of the placer work
ings, which are located in northeastern
Wyoming, on the Snake river and In the
South pass district, the search for gold was
confined to the quarts minea of Atlantic
City. South pass, Ragged top, Oold hill
and the Klrwln district. These mines, to
"gether with the yellow metal found In cop
per orea from other districts, produced ap
proximately $1,000,000 In gold.
Great Interest Is being taken In the
search for copper In the state, and during
the past two yeara no less than a dozen
hipping mines have been established and
hundreds et others opened In which ore
has been found that runa In excess of 15
per cent copper. A conservative estimate
places the total cost of development work
on these properties at $10,000,000. Fully 75
per cent ot thla work haa been done In the
Grand Encampment district, where such
mine as the Ferrls-Haggerty, Great Ram
bler, Doane Rambler, Osceola, Copper Delt,
Xurts-Chatterton and others have beoome
shipper of high grade coppers ore. !i this
district no less than fifty steam planta
weos installed during the pat two seasons,
three smelters were built, several concen
trators were Installed and the longest
aerial tramway in the world the Wyoming
Southern Aerial Tramway extending from
the Ferrls-Hsggtrty copper mine to the
Grand Encampment smelter, a dlatance of
lxteen miles, was built at a cost of $350,000.
Discoveries of Rare Metals.
In connection with the coppor mining may
be mentioned the discovery ot platinum,
cobalt, palladium and Irrldium all in the
Grand Encampment district making the
orea exceptionally rich and establishing the
fact that with a little more development
outhern Wyoming will become one ot -the
heaviest producing copper districts In the
world.
Copper mining Is also In progress In
northern Laramie county, where some very
rich properties are being opened up. Cop
per Is also found in the War Bonnet dis
trict, near Douglas, and In other sections
of the state.
Iron mining, which la now confined to
the Hartvllle fields, in the northern part
ot Laramie county. Is becoming one of the
state's leading Industries. Upwards of
1,600 tons of high grade Iron ore are being
hipped from these Holds dally and arrange
ments have bren made to Increase the out
put to 1,000 tons dally during the anrlng,
The fields are fifteen mllea long by one and
- one-half miles wide and the ore body 'a
known to be over 500 feet In depth. There
re also rich deposits of Iron In the 8eml
Hole district, near Rawlins, but no devel
opment work Is being done there ut the
present time
The deposits of seda and building atone
re now being drawn upon. Factories at
Green River are produ-lng a Una market-
able quality of soda and the sandstone
quarries near Rawlins are furnishing hun-
dreda of tona of fine building atone for the
Cheyenne public building and other struc
tures. Coal Most Important.
Coal mining la now the moat Important
mining lndu,try In the atate. During the
year Just closing the thirty-five or forty ,
mines produced approximately d.oou.ooo tons
of coal. Over 7,000 men are employed at
the mines, over 5.000 of whom were prac
tical miners and worked underground. Ap
proximately, 10,000 men found employment
in mining and handling the coal at the
mlnea and in transporting the product to
market. The wagea received by these men
amounted to aomethlng like $1,000,000 dur
ing the year. There were no serious ac
cidents in the mines and the percentage of
fatal and non-fatal accidenta tor the year
waa less In proportion to the tonnage of
coal mined than lc any atate In the union.
There were only fourteen fatal and nine
Con-fatal accidenta during the year. Tho
Increase in the output of the mines over
that of the preceding year was over 700,
000 tons. i
Mlnernl Production ( State.
From official and private sources figures
have been gathered showlug Wyoming's
mineral production for the year 1903 to
have been aa follows:
t'aal r.0.00 Onl I 10,000
l opiM l.ltt.wly &up clays, pl,a-
boi 1.0ii0.ix0 lor. utxiloa. Me TV 000
Iran auO.ovtf
SUr u uuv Total ll,TTl,iw
Hda tt.Ooj Inrmu or Itul
Platlavia ll.Ouu lor t,u0,Ot
building atou .. loo.ou)
The livestock Industry, which hat been
and probably will be tor number ot years
the state's leading Industry, showed mate
rial gains during the past twelve months.
There were shipped out of the state some
thing like 400, (XX) cattle, valued at $12,000,
600; 2.000.000 sheep, valued at $4,500,000;
26.000 horaes, valued at $127,000; 10.000 boga.
valued at $650,000; 31.0O0.0C0 pounds ot wool
were produced and either shipped or stored
la local warehouses, valued at $3,960,000.
The aaesaors' returns show there were
I
t. 600,000 sheep In the atate, valued at $19,.
900,000; 976,000 cattle, valued at $29,600,000;
176.000 horsss, valued at $6,000,000.
The number of rheep Increased during the
year over 1,000,000; cattle, over $00,000;
horses decreased few hundred head. The
total wool clip tor 1902 was over 6,000,000
pounds greater than that of 1901.
The heavy shipments of cattle, sheep and
horses during the closing months of the
year thinned out the herds and flocks mate
rially, so that with the opening of the new
year there are not so many animal In the
atate aa the above figures would Indicate.
With promising range conditions In the
spring, however, the numbers will Increase
and the close of the coming year will
probably witness larger number of sheep
and cattle In the state than ever before.
Oil Promises Mich.
An Industry that Is growing and soon will
be one of the state's chief sources of Income
Is that of the oil Interests. During the year
no less than twenty-five wells were sunk in
the Uinta fields alone, and In almost every
Instance flow of high grade Ulucjlnatlng
oil was struck. Four producing wells were
established. Great excitement exists there
now and the coming year will witness
boom in those fields.
In the Salt creek fields in Central Wy
oming the Pennsylvania company put down
several additional wells, giving them about
a dozen flowing properties. The oil la lubri
cating and la refined at Casper.
Oil and natural gaa were also encountered
In psylng quantities near Douglas.
High grade Illuminating oil waa found In
the Bonanza field. In Northern Wyoming.
One well waa put down and demonstrated
that large sea of the product is to be
found there at depth of about 1,600 feet.
In the Popo-Agie fields the English syndi
cates added four producing wells to their
list, making eight all told. The oil Is
lubricant.
ALWAYS HISORY.
llerr Krnpp, with Thirty Million Dol
lars, Sever Got Esesgh to Eat.
Interesting reminiscences of the late
Frederick Alfred Krupp, says the New
Tork Sun, have recently been made public
by a friend who passed much time with
him on the Island of Capri.
Much of hla time there was spent In
making trips on the water to continue the
deep-sea Investigations In which he waa
o deeply interested. His Invariable com
panions were noted German scientist
who haa villa at Capri and young in
structor from the university at Cracow, in
whom Herr Krupp took great Interest,
for whose future he bad already made
every arrangement.
He never made hlmeelf popular In the
ordinary sense of the word. HI chief so
cial pleasure was to make friends among
the people.
He was quite inaccessible to the guests
at the Capri hotels who sought him out as
a celebrity. So the foreign colony held
him to be disagreeable, whloh was wholly
unjust verdict. In real Herr Krupp
waa a moderate, simple, '.most ahy man, j
who allowed othera to follow their own
ways of life and without pretense asked for
himself merely the same right.
One of the greatest paradoxes in' the
life of the great Ironmaster waa the fact
that in aplte of his fortune of 130.000,000
and hi yearly Income of $3,600,000, be
nearly starved. He ate according to most
rigid Schweninger regime, taking barely
enough to keep hlmeelf alive, and the
poorest laborer that he employed enjoyed
more comforta of the table than he did.
Wine he never touched under any circum
stances. During his whole life bis health w'as
poor and that, combined with hi great
business responsibilities, '-gave him at 45
aomethlng of the look of an old man. And
he always looked more than his age.
He was simple and direct In conversa
tion, and the requirements of hi business
led him to express aa much as possible in
tho fewest words. He spoke English only
moderately well, although he knew the
language as well aa hla own.
He was absorbed In all works of art and
music, and his generous encouragement to
the artlata whose pictures he bought
helped many ot them on their career. He
was especially liberal to the artists at
Capri and "Sold to Krupp" waa a familiar
legend in the wlndowa of the picture ahops.
In spite of his efforts to put sn end to this
harmless advertisement.
He also took great Interest in the
music of the Islanders and uaed to pay the
natives to sing their folk song In the
hotel tor the enjoyment of himself and
the other guests. One year be took back
with blm to Germany bouae painter and
mason to sing for hla guests at home
the songs of the natlvea.
He also took with blm to Essen, In order
that he might undergo the Schweninger
cure, the keeper of one of the hotels fre
quented by the natives. Many of the In
habitants ot Capri are said to have reason
to remember his generosity, which was
frequently of the most unostentatious
even secretive character. - And hi public
benevolence was enough to make him
loved by all the Island people,' whatever
the feelings of the foreign colony toward
blm may have been.
AN ASSOCIATE OF LISvwN. .
Patent Lawyer of Note asa Builder
of a "Spite Hotel."
George Harding, one ot the leading patent
lawyers ot the United Statea and at one
time assolated In patent suits with Abraham
Llnco'n and Edwjn M. Stanton, died recently
In New York City, aged 76 yeara. He waa
man of wealth, owning, among other prop
trtles, the Hotel Kaateraklll, In the Catsklll
mountains.
The Catsklll Mountain bouae waa the
leading hotel In the Catskllls and waa kept
vv Mr Reach, an old friend of Mr. Hardlns.
u bad been tne naDlt of Mp. Harding to
spend some week with bis friend Beach
during the Catsklll seaaon, relatea the New
York Timea. ' Mr. Harding generally
brought bis family. That was before the
time when buffets and grill rooms open
until late at night bad been Introduced aa
feature of large hotela in thla country
and the hotela In the Catskllls had fixed
hours for meals and were distinguished tor
rlirlrt idhitrcnri ta aimnlft hill of fara
from which nothing could move them,
guests had to take what the hotel aet before
them "or go without," and they had to
arrive at the dining room before the doors
closed or go hungry to bed. As the story
goes, Mr Harding wanted some broiled
chicken tor one of bla children who was
sick.
"Broiled chicken Is the only thing the
child can take," he aald.
"There la no chicken on the bill of faro
today."
"Can't you aend out and kill chicken?"
"No," waa the reply. "You will have to
wait till chickens come around or be satis
fled with something else.
"Well, then," said, Mr. Harding, according
to the atory aa generally related In the
Catskllls, "I will build s hotel where I can
get chicken when I want it."
He waa laughed at by the people of the
Catsklll Mountain bouae, who thought
themaelvea secure In a monopoly. But
within short tims they learned that Mr.
Harding had bought the finest alt in the
entire region a mountain top commanding
a magnificent view ot the river and the
surrounding country and almost immedi
ately the construction of the Hotel Kaat
eraklll waa begun. The Kaateraklll la the
most celebrated of the "aplte botsJa" In
this country built by guests aa the result of
similar disputes. It waa personally man
aged by Mr. Harding for several years
after bla retirement from active legal work,
and the guests were alwaya supplied with
liberal quantities of broiled chicken. Mr.
Beach died a few weeka ago.
Mr. Harding waa born In Philadelphia in
1827, waa graduated from the University
of Pennsylvania In 1846, and, after reading
law with John Cadwalader, waa admitted to
the bar in 1849 With Edwin M. Stanton
be waa engaged to argue the McCormlck
reaper case, and when they went west to
try It in Illinois they engaged Abraham
Lincoln, because of hla familiarity with the
methods of the local courts. In order to
illustrate the mechanical principles at Issue
in this caae Mr. Harding ahowed minia
ture gralnfleld In the court. The ac
quaintance thus formed led to Mr. Stan
ton being made secretary of war, while
Mr. Harding waa offered supreme court
Judgeship, which he declined. He waa said
to have received two feea of $100,000 each
and one fee ot $160,000. Mr. Harding leaves
two children, son and daughter. The
former, George J. Harding, practices before
the Philadelphia bar..
A DETHRONED TYRANT.
Ample Evidence that Man's Position Is
Growinn- Precarious.
The position of the dethroned tyrant,
Man, Is growing precarious, reports the
New York 8un. "Woman's Spear," which
Prof. Artemua Ward asked the strong
minded women not to spear blm with, is
becoming more and more dangerous. The
poor devil is being crowded out. Doubtless
he is getting what he deserves. Still, the
giant woman ahould not be tyrannous in
using her strength.
Every day the bead ot the ridiculous
Samson la ahaved a little nearer to the
hide. A womaa relieves her husband ot
$l,0CO. He haa no redress, says the courts.
A woman haa right to search ber hus
band's pockets and snap up such sums aa
she choose, says the Missouri Solomon,
Judge George B. Sldener. Day by day the
law prunes something from man's already
beggarly status. Day by day his employ
ment is taken from him. Most of the novels
and magazines are written and read by
women. A few struggling men still keep
their hold upon the typewriter's keys, but
they fight in vain against Fate, who is
woman herself. Many men who could write
novels if they had chance are now the
pilots of elevators. But the elevator girl
haa sprung up in Chicago. The woman
office holders are numerous in the west.
The Missouri woman suffragists have fixed
their commanding eyea upon the supreme
court of that state. They say that women
are eligible to be Judges of that court. We
foresee the triumph of the gown, and man.
petty man, thrust from the bench.
The physical exploits of the women folks
re as brilliant as their intellectual suc
cesses. Women play foot ball. Women
belong to fire companies. In St. Louis the
other day three factory girls had fist
fight, described as highly scientific. Last
week Mr. Ernest F. Burmelster, wife ot
the sheriff of Dane county Wisconsin, took
'two burly convicts" to the. state prison.
ber "38-csllber revolver bandy In ber
pocket." The country is full of athletic
women, trained in many exercises and tall
of their hands. Hear thla plaint of weak
man ruled by muscle of iron; tbe plaint
of Hon. George R, Conover of Chicago
against the wife of his bosom:
'I married woman who was a physical
culture teacher. She amused herself by
throwing me across the room, smashing
me with both bands, throwing me down
and sitting on me until I was slmost suf
focated. We are the same weight, but' I
couldn't do anything with ber. She made
punching bag of me. Once, when ahe
hurt her hands on me, she took club and
put me out," -
Tbe gradual exclusion ot man from bis
former vocatlona and avocations may be
compared to the retreat of the red Indian
before white civilization. As the fringe of
white settlements widened so does tne
rsnge of feminine activities widen. In
time will men be Isolated upon reserva
tions and gynocracy prevail? Who know?
Women can do what they will. Man Is
feeble. In our ears still rings an awful
voice, the voice of that vindictive Kansas
woman who proclaimed a year or two ago
that nen must be annihilated.
AH UNFORTUNATE GREETING,
,
Peril of Drawing Conclusions from
Casual Remarks.
They had not met for many years, and
the meeting was naturally cordial, reports
tbe Brooklyn Eagle. They were both com
paratively young men.
'Married?" asked the one with the cane,
finally.
"Yea," replied the one with the um
brella, rather shortly. (
"Might have known It!" exclaimed the
man with the cane. "You always were
great fellow with the gtrla, especially these
little demure onea. Say! I have your wife
pictured in my mlnd'a eye now! She's
petite and unsophisticated on of the wil
lowy, trusting kind that bas to be sheltered
and protected."
Tbe man with the umbrella was uneasy.
but the other did not notloa it. , .
"Any children?" be asked.
"One."
"Boy or girl?"
"Girl."
The man with the cane laughed glee
fully. "A papa!" be exclaimed. "A papa! And
you ao young! Ob, me! Oh, my! When
I think of that girl sitting In your lap and
calling you 'papa' It makes ms want te
marry, too. Say! I'd give farm for peep
Into your domestic circle, Just to see that
girl going rlde-a-cock-horse on your knee
and "
"Well, you wouldn't see it!" broke in the
man with the umbrella, hotly.
"I wouldn't?"
"No, you wouldn't, you grinning Idiot! I
married widow with an 18-year-old daugh
ter, and if you waited 1.000 years you
wouldn't see Jeannette doing atunta on my
knee or hear her calling me 'papa.' "
"Well, by thunder!" muttered the man
with the car, as the other stalked away.
"And I thought I waa Jollying blm Just
right, too. A fellow can't be too careful in
thla world."
Fiddler's Larky Find.
Twenty-live years ago City Assessor F.
I. Moore of Lansing, relatea the Detroit
Tribune, traded off an old watch for an
indifferent looking fiddle, but in spite ot
its 111 looks Moore managed to acrapo
considerable consolation out of It. Having
sawed It quarter of century It being
thus "quarter-sawed the venerable fid
die wss in need of repairs. In the making
of which Moore discovered with staring eyes
while great veins stood out on bla moist
forehead, that the Instrument waa Stelner,
manufactured in Germany In 1767. By tne
inscription, which was stamped on tbe
Inner side, giving origin end date, the
Lansing assessor finds himself possessed ot
piece of property worth probably $1,000.
and ws trust be will place it on the tax
roll at that figure.
Not Hack Better.
Philadelphia Press: "I understand you've
been giving everybody the Impression that
I waa drunk the other night."
"Why, my dear man, you wer com para
tlvely sober."
"But you told some people t waa as druuk
as I could be."
"Not at all. I aald you were as sober as
could be."
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL
111 Commodities Are. in bat Slight Demaid
on Board of Trade.
PRICES STEADY IN SPITE OF DULLNESS
Wheat anal Oats Close taeheed,
Corn Rises Slightly, While Pra
visions Oscillate Between
Small Losses and Gains.
CHICAGO, Dep. 27. There was little do
ing In either grain or provision pits today,
but In spite of the extreme dullness the
market exhibited steadiness. May wheat
closing unchanged, May corn c higher
and oats unchanged. May provisions were
24,! lower to 2fiSc higher.
The only feature In the wheat pit waa
the steadiness manifested In the fece of a
very dull market. Receipts In the north
west and at prlmarjy points were again
small and helped In maintaining prices.
There was a tendency early- toward higher
prices, but realizing by the bull leader held
the market and fluctuations "were confined
within a very narrow range. May opened
unchanged, a shade higher, at 7j77V:.
and sold between 77c and 77c, closing
unchanged at 77o. Clearances of wheat
and flour were equal to 247,4iO bushels. Pri
mary receipts were 676,500 bushels, agatnnt
618,900 bushels a year ago. Minneapolis and
Duluth reported receipts of 277 cars, which,
with local receipts of 58 cars with only
one of contract grade made the total re
ceipts for the three points of 336 cars, com
pared with 488 cars last week and 490 cars
year ago.
Corn ruled extremely dull In the absence
of Influential news. Nearby deliveries were
firmer due to covering by a few scattered
short lines. The weather was a weakening
factor, being clear and cold throughout the
west. May was He higher at the close at
43c after selling between 43V43c and
43c. Local receipts were 256 cars, with 1
of contract grade.
Oats ruled steady, with only a light trade,
and there whs little change In prices. Tho
cash situation was again a bull factor and
traders were largely on the bull side. May
closed unchanged at 34c, after ranging be
tween 33c and 34c. Local receipts were
172 cars.
Provisions were otronger at the opening,
influenced by a light run of hogs and higher
prices at the yards. Packera were not as
active buyers as they had been for several
days previously, and with no outside sup
port the market sagged and part of the
early rise was lost. The trading on the
whole waa light and the close was steady,
May pork being 2c lower at $16.45, with
lard 2t(6c higher at $9.56 and ribs un
changed at $8.67.
Estimated receipts for Monday: Wheat,
50 cars; corn, 2S0 cars; oats, 235 cars; hogs,
36.000 head.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Articles. I Open. Hlgh. Low. Close.l Yeat y
Wheat '
Dec. 74 75 747, 75 74,
May 77Vi 77 77 77 77
July 744 74 74 74 74
Corn
Pec. 46 46 46 45 45
Jan. 44 45V 44 45 44
May 43 43 43S3 4
Oats
"Pec. 82 32 31 32 82
May 33634 34 83;, 34 84
Jan7 17 20 17 30 17 20 17 20 17 02
May 16 60 16 60 16 46 16 46 16 47
Lard
Pec. 10 40 10 42 10 36 10 42 10 80
Jan. 9 97 9 97 9 95 9 95 9 92
May 9 67 9 60 9 52 9 66 9 62
Ribs
Jan. 8 55 8 57 8 62 8 62 8 52
May 8 72 8 72 8 67 8 67 8 67
No. 2. "New.
Cash quotations were, as follows:
FLOUR Quiet but firm; winter patents,
$3.4Oji3.50; straights, 83.10(33.30; spring pat
ents. $3.40to3.70; straights, J2.8OirJ3.20; bak
ers, $2.25lft'2.75.
WHEAT No. 2 spring. 73Q ic; No. 8, 69
73c; No. 2 red, 74'ft75c.
CORN No. 2, 4fi4f46c.
OATS No. 2. 32c; No. 3 white,. 8233c.
RYE No. 2, 4c.
B A RLE Y Good feeding, 39 42c; fair to
choice malting, 4fi(ft65c.
SEED No. 1 flax, 81.16; No. 1 northwest
ern, $1.24; prime timothy, 83.76. Clover,
contract grade. $10.85.
PROVISIONS Mess pork, per bbl., $17.
Lard, per HO lbs., $10.35& 10.40. Short rlba
aides (loose), $KW..75. Dry salted shoul
ders (boxedv $k.254j.60; short clear sides
(boxed). $8.87&9.00.
Following were tbe receipts and shipments
ot flour and grain yesterday:
Kecelpts. Shipment
Flour, bbla
Wheat, bu
Corn, bu
Oats, bu
Rye bu....
Barley, bu
31,300
10,20
14.000
102,5(10
2S3.S00
317,600
36,000
..... 71,300
103.700
69,100
1,100
24,100
On the Produce exchange today the but
ter market was quiet and easier; cream
eries. lKi27c, dairies, 174; 25c. Eggs, steady,
loss off, cases returned, 2oc. Cheese, firm.
13&13c.
NEW YORK GEKUKAL MARKETS.
(notations of the Day on Various
Commodities.
NEW YORK. Pec. 27.-FLOUR Recelnts.
30,3X1 bbls.; exports, 17.0U2 bbis. ; steady,
without change; winter patents, $3.6.3.70;
winter straights, $3.45ri3.55; Minnesota pat
ents, $4.00(4.20; winter extras, l2.K0xJj3.16;
juinnttBCMa uanei , .ga.ws; winter low
grades, $2.65)12.95; rye flour, dull; fair to
mod. X3 l(Ha3.40r rhnlm In tnrv &3 htfM an.
buckwheat flour, steady, $2.3ucjj.2.3o, spot and
10 arrive; cornmeai, steady; yenow west
ern, $1.10; city, $1.18; brandy wine, $3.40ia3.45.
RYE Quiet; No. 2 western, f. o. b., afloat,
66c.
BARLEY Steady: feedlns:. 3940c. c. L
f. Buffalo; malting, 48ii6o, c. I. f. Buffalo.
WHEAT Receipts. 96.950 bu.: SDOt. firm:
No. 2 red, 84c, elevator; No. 2 red, HOc, t. o.
b., anoat; wo. l northern, Duluth. 87c, f.
o. b., afloat; Ne. 1 hard, Manitoba, 81c,
f. o. b., afloat. In absence of cables or
other Important news, wheat was dull all
day, but steadily held on the strength of
corn and light offerings; the close waa
steady; Pecember, o off, under deliveries;
May, Bift- o-ioc, close- 01:4c; juiy, closed
5C
CORN Receipts. 4.400 bu.: exnorts. S8.899
bu. ; spot, steady- No. 2, 65c, elevator; 68c,
1. o. ., anoai; mo. 1 yeuow, euc; Decem
ber corn advanced a cent on covering;, and
all positions up to May were alao affected ;
stocks being light and grading atlll poor;
the December option closed lc higher; Jan
uary, c up, ana May, uncnangea; January,
MVUuoc, closed Dae; May, 15 7-iO(UHsc,
closed 48c; December, 647iSir65c, closed "c.
OATS Receipts. 138.000 tu.; exports. 25.1110
bu.; spot, 11 r m, No. 2. 38(038c; standard
white, 3Rc; No. 3, 37c; No. 2 white. 39c;
No. 3 wnite, a'i'0ic; ernes, mixea west
ern, nominal; white. 3843c; option market
waa steady and quiet.
HAY uuiet: snipping, waive: . good to
choice, 9&c'U$1.00.
HOPS Quiet; state, common to choice,
1902, 2if37c; 1901, 24(cti6c; olas, 712c; Pa
clllc coast, 1SKJ2, 25 31c; 19ul, 23&i6c; old, 7y)
12c.
HIDES Quiet: Galveston. 20 to 26 lbs..
18c; California, 21 to 25 lbs., 19c; Texaa, dry,
24 to ao ins., nr.
LEATHER Steady.
W'tM L -Firm; domestic fleece, 2530c.
PROVISION 8 Beef, steady; family, $16 00
felS.00; mess, $10.5oitill.0o; beef hams, $2,504
2(; packet, IH'uKi, city extra India mess,
tiV'i'-li; cut meats, quiet; pickled bellies,
$8.76(i9.76; pickled shoulders. $8 258.50;
pickled hams, $11.25(11.50. Lard, firm; con
tinent, $11: Bouth American, $11.50; com
pound, $7.5cV('7.;5. Pork, Arm; family, $18;
short clear. $21.23; meas, lls.tXHila.ou. .
1. UTTER Steady ; extra creamery, 28c;
extra factory, ltt't'&18c; creamery, com
mon to choice. 2127c; held creamery, 21nt
26c; state dairy, iaXjte; renovated. 16ifti
22c
CHEESE Firm; state, full cream, fancy
small, colored, tail made, 14c; late made,
13c; small white, fall made, 14c; late
made, 13Vnc; large colored, fall made,
14c; late made, 13c; large white, fall made,
14c; late made, 13130.
EGOS Firm; atate and Pennsylvania,
average best, 28c; refrigerator, lny-'lc;
western, fancy, graded, 26c; weateru, poor
to prime, 2)j2oc.
TALLOW Steady; city, 6c; country,
POULTRY Alive. nominal and un
charged, pressed. Irregular; western chicks,
12il2c; western fowls, 12c; western tur
kevs. 17ful!K
METAL- The metal market was quiet
today, but steady, as there waa no pres
sure to sell. Copper, dull and unchanged,
at $11. uo for standard. $11.75 for lake and
$11.62 for electrolytic, an casting, nom
inal; tin, firm, at $. (""X'l-'i-JS; lead, quiet,
at $4 .12; spelter, weak, at $4.75; iron, quiet
and nominal, uncharged.
Toledo Grain na4 feeil.
TOLEDO. O.. Pec. 27.-WHEAT-Dull and
steady; caih and Decvmner, ic; May, Hc.
'URN Dull and steady; Pecember, 4oc;
May. 437c.
oATS Dull and stesdy; May, 34c.
RYE No. 2. 6ic
BEKDB Clo.er. dull and steady; Janu
ary. $6 70; March. $6.M. Prime timothy,
$l.k0. Prime alslke, $1.7i.
Mlaaewnolte Wheat. "! r and Bran.
MINNEAPOLIS, Iec 27 WHEAT Pe
eciubtr, 7c; May, 75VaT6c; 00 track. No.
1 hard, 7c; No. 1 northern, 74c; No. 1
ncthern. 73e. '
FIXJL'K F!rt patents, $3.9MH.0,; second
patents. $3.73. So; firs clears, $2.00443.00;
second clears, $2.302.40.
BRAN In bulk. $13.
OMAHA
WHOLES A LB
MARHRTr,
Condition of Trade and (notations on
Staple and Fancy Prodnee.
EOT; 8 Fresh stock, 24c.
LIVE POULTRY Hens, c; old roosters,
4&5o; turkeys, 12j-13r; ducks, 8fc; geese,
7Wc; eprlng chickens, per lb., 9t9c.
PRESSED POULTRY liens, 8&!c : young
chickens, fryiOc; turkeys, 15bl7c; ducks, liM
llo; geese. lWnllc.
BUTTER Packing stock. 17i&17c; choice
dairy, In tubs. ivjiJlc; separator, 29(j30c.
FRESH FISH Trout, 9'dlOc; herring, 5e;
pickerel, 8c; pike, 9c; perch, 6c; buffalo,
dressed. 7c; sunflsh. 8c; bluetlns, 3c; white
fish, c; salmon, lc; haddock, He; codllsh,
12c; redsnapper, 10c; lobeters, boiled, per
lb., 80c; lobsters, green, per lb., 2Hc; bull
heads, 10c; catfish, 14c; black bass, 20c;
halibut, 11c.
CORN New, 87c.
OATS-a4c.
RYE No. t, 4Sc.
BRAN-Per ton, $13.60.
HAY Prices quoted by Omaha Whole
sale Hay Pealers' association: Choice No.
1 upland, $8i0; No. 1 medium, S7.Sc;; No. 1
coarse, $7.00. Rye straw. $6.01). These prices
are for hay of good color and quality. Pe
mand fair, receipts light.
OYSTERS Standards, per ran, 3c; extra
selects, per can, 3Rc; New York counts, per
can, 42c; bulk, extra selects, per gal., $1.75;
bulk, standards, per gal., $1.45.
VEGETABLES.
NEW CELERY Kalamaxno, per dosen.
25c; Utah, .per dosen, 45c; California, jer
dosen, for stalks weighing from 1 to 1
lbs., each, 4.V((7,rc.
POTATOES Per bu., 60c.
SWEET POTATOES Iowa. Muecatlnea,
per bbl., $3.25; Kansas, $2.25.
TURNIPS Per bu 40c; Canada rutaba
gas, per lb , lc.
BEETS Per baet. 40e.
CUCUMBERS Hothouse, per dozen,
$1.60.
PARSNIPS Per bu., 40o.
CARROTS Per lb., lc.
GREEN ONIONS Southern, per dosen
bunches, 45c.
RADISHES Southern, per doien bunches.
4oc.
WAX BEANS Per bu. box, $3; string
beans, per bu. box, $1.50.
CABBAGE Miscellaneous Holland seed,
per lb.. 14C.
ONIONS New home grown. In sacka,
per. bu., 75c; Spanish, per crate, $1.75.
NAVY BEANS Per bu.. $2.60.
TOMATOES New California, per 4-bas-ket
crate. $2.76.
CAULIFLOWER California, per crate,
$2.60.
FRUITS.
PEARS Fall varieties, per box, $2.00;
Colorado, per box. $2.26.
APPLES Western, per bbl.. $2.75; Jona
thans, $4; New York stock, $3.23; California
Bellflowers, per bu. box, $1.60.
GRAPES Catawbas, per basket, 18c;
Malagas, per keg. $6.nOfi7.00.
CRANBERRIES Wisconsin, per bbl.,
$10; Bell and Bugles. $11; per box, $3.60.
TROPICAL FRUITS.
BANANAS Per bunch, according to else,
$2.00fi2.&0.
LEMONS California fancy, $3.76; choice,
$3.50.
ORANGES Florida Brlghts, $3.75; Cali
fornia navels. $C.60; California sweet Jaffaa,
all sizes, $2.75.
PATES Persian, In 70-lb. boxes, per lb.,
6c; per case of 30-lb. pkgs., $2.25.
FIGS California, per UMb. cartons, $1;
Turkish, per S5-lb. box, 14flSc.
GRAPE FRUIT Florida, $6.
MISCELLANEOUS.
HONEY New Utah, per 24-frame case,
$3.76.
CIDER New York, $4 60; per bbl., $2.75.
SAUERKRAUT Wisconsin, per bbl.,
$2.26; per bbl., $3.73.
POPCORN Per lb., 2c; shelled, 4c.
HIPES No 1 green, 6c; No. 2 green, 6c;
No. 1 salted, 7c; No. I salted, 6c; No. 1
veal calf, 8 to 12 lbsk, 8c: No. 2 veal
calf, 12 to 15 lbs., 6c; dry hides, 812c;
sheep pelts, 25 75c: horse hides, $l.r 2.60.
NUTS Walnuts. No. 1 soft shell, . lb.,
15c; hard shell, per lb., 14c; No. i so.- shell,
er lb., 13c; No. 2 hard shell, per lb., 12c;
rails, per lb., 12c; filberts, per lb., 12c;
almonds, soft shell, per lb., 16c; hard shell,
per lb., 15c; pecans, large, per lb., 12c;
small, per lb., 11c; coroanuta, per dox., 50c;
chestnuts, per lb.. 1; rnuta, per lb.,
5e; roasted peanuts, pei .b., 7c; black
walnuts, per bu., $1.00; hickory nuts, per
bu., $1.60; cocoanuta, per 100, $4.
OLD METALS, ETC. A. B. Alplrn
quotes the following prices: Iron, country,
mixed, per ton, $11; Iron, stove plate, per
ton, $8; copper, per lb., 8c; brass, heavy,
per lb., 8c; brass, light, per lb., 5c;
lead, per lb., 8c; sine, per lb., 2c; rub
ber, per lb., 6c. ,
WEAREi commission company.
llO-lll Board of Tratde', Omaha, Neb.
Telephone 1510.
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. WHEAT The wheat
market has been dull and featureless,
within c range. Trade haa been of no
Importance either way. Argentine reports
weather settled and favorable. New York
reports 15 loads taken for export. There
were 15 loads of Manitoba wheat sold from
lake ports. Argentine shipments only 32. (Ml
bushels. Stock should Increase liberally,
as receipts have ben 611,000 bushels and
shipments only 65,000 buahels for the week.
Flour bids from London are reported 6d
higher. Private houses here turned out 46
cars and 6.000 bushels of No. 2 red.
CORN Market has been firm for the near
futures, but only very little change In the
May and July. In December there are
occasional trades in small amounts which
are hard to All and affect prices by good
slxed fractions. In January there haa been
some covering by those who sold at higher
prices. New York reports 7 loads taken
for export. Stocks here will increase liber
ally. Weather Is favorable for movement.
Samples were steady.
OATS Oata have been firm and rather
active. There has been profit taking by
local bulls. The buying has been by com
mission houses. There has been a good
shipping business, with sales today of fo.ouo
buehels by one concern. It Is said over
half the stock of standard oats is under
contract for sale.
PROVISIONS The provision market
opened strong; sold off on local offerings.
January pork was strong and advanced on
aborts covering There has been no special
feature to the market; trade rather alow.
. WEARS COMMISSION COMPANY.
St. Lonls Grain and Provisions.
ST. LOUIS, Pee. 27.-WHEAT-Qulet; No.
t red, cash, elevator, nominal; track, 74'ci
74c; May, 76fe.7cio bid; No. 1 hard, 6&&1
72c.
CORN Steady ; No. t cash, -460; track,
teViWe: December. 46c.
OATS Firm; No. 2 cash, 82c; track,
33c; May. 33c bid; No. 2 white, 35c. 1
KYK steady at 4(jf4Bc.
FLOUR 8teady; red winter patents.
$3. 35(2)3.60; extra fancy and atralght, 13. (Mi
3 30; clear. $2.9"Crii3.tJO.
SEED Timothy, steady, $2.90f3.40.
COKNMEAL Steady, $2.30.
BRAN Higher: .sacked, east track. 72ra
74c.
HAY Easier; timothy. $11.00015.00; prai
rie, $10.6orj.l2 0n.
IRON COTTON TIES $1.07.
BAGGING 6 6-16&7 1-J6C. '
HEMP TWINE 9c.
PROVISIONS - Pork, higher; Jobbing,
standard mess, $18.50. Lard, weak at $10.17
Pry salt meats, qjlet; boxed extra shorts,
$3.12; clear ribs, $9; short clears, IS. 60.
Bacon, quiet; boxed extra shorts, $10.50;
clear rlba, $10.50; short clear. $11.
METAII Lead steady at J3.95S3.97.
Spelter, dull at $4 454 60.
POULTRY feteady; chlckena. 8c; tur
keys. llc; ducks, 12c; BVe, 8c.
BUTTER Steady; creamery, 23230c:
dairy. Is(ci22c.
LUGS Steady at 22c. loss off.
Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, bbls 8,000 11,006
Wheat, bu.... 64.000 64 Duo
Corn, bu lwi,((00 79 you
Oats, bu 61. (XV 43iuu0
Kaassui City Grain and Provisions.
KAN8A8 CITY. Pec. 27. WHE T De
cember. Mo; May, 69H'ii6bc: cash. No. J
hard, 67668c : No. 8, M'wlxic; No. 2 red, Wj
67c; N 3, 6xaic; No. 4 hard, 654ioc; re
jected, 64c.
CORN-Pecember, S7c; May, 87Sc; cash.
No. 2 mixed. 37W&37c; No. 2 white. Sac;
No. 3, 7c.
OATS No. t white, 83c.
RYE No. 2, 44c
Receipts. Shipments.
Wheat, bu 18.4m 3.500
Corn, bu 62,2' 76,nuu
Oats, bu 13,uue 60.0(A)
Phllartelitbla Prodnee Market.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27 BUTTER
Scarce and firm; extra western creamery,
3oc; extra nearby prints, !Sir.
EGGS Firm and In good demand; fresh
nearby. 28c. loss off; freah wnic-rn. Vic. loss
off; frt-h southwestern, 'J'-'u-lc, loss off;
fresh southern, 25c. bias off.
CHEESE tulet but firm: New York full
creams, prime, small, 13Vglc; New York
full creams, fair to good, small, 1313c;
New York full creams, prime, large, 13r;
New .York full creams, fair to good, large,
13fcl3c.
Milwaukee Grain Market.
MILWAUKEE. Deo. 27. W H EAT Mar
ket ateudy: No. 1 northern. 77jj77c; No. t
northern. .t.Ho.6': May, i.'c.
RYE-S:ead; No. 1, 61c.
BARLEY Firm; aland-rd, 6c; sample,
OMAHA LIVE STOCK MARKET
Owing to Light Beeeipta Tat Cattls Some
Higher Than a Week Ago,
HOGS FORTY CENTS HIGHER FOR THE WEEK
Fat Sheen and Lambs la Good Demand
All the Meek at Stron Prices nnd
Not Mneh Change Developed
la tho Feeder Trade.
SOUTH OMAHA. Pec. 27.
Receipts were:
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
.. 2.5"6 6.423 4.2.12
.. 8,429 9,tl 6,731
.. 1,366 7,lo6 1,130
Official Monday
Official Tuesday ....
Official Wednesday.
Thursday (holiday).
OfTlclal Friday
Olilcial Saturday....
8,300
209
4.075
8.943
26,787
64,530
67,0u2
64.436
36, M
37,326
1,450
663
Total this week 8.810
Week ending pec. 20.... 17,247
Week ending Pec. 13. ...27.343
Week ending- Pec. 6 21.720
Week ending Nov. 29....19.J39
13.206
44,315
45,518
4o.6ol
41.7
4,966
RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE.
The following table shows the receipts
of cattle, hogs and sheep at South Omaha
for the year, to date, anu comparisons with
last year: 1!j2. 1901. Inc. Dec.
Cattle 9WS.375 811.628 186,847
H"g 2.216.132 Isx, 170,861
Sheep l.i,440 l,3o7,ie 417,675
The following table shows the sverag
price of hoga sold on the South Omaha
market the last several daya, with com
parisons with former yeara:
Pats. I 1903. 1901. 1900.1899.189a.187.lS96
Pec. 1....
Dec. 2....
Deo. a....
Pec. 4....
Dec 6....
Dec ....
Dec. 7....
Dec. 8....
Dec 9....
S OS
.1 "I
a 74
a J6 a 81 1 u
a 08U s 9-,
a 2d
a u
8 0t
131 I 8
6 2:'! 6 92
a 24 1 a 06
a 161 a ui
8 2y
a 1
4 681
4 77
4 84
4 bl I
4 78
I
4 86
f 82
4 771
4 811
4 S6
4 84
llo
a ul a it
$ r
a oa
a 6
a 85
a a.
(M
3 M
t M
8 901
I
S 921
$ 95
8 961
$ 96
a i
$ 98
t 28
8 30
3
$ 31
8 23 8 00
1 i7i a is
a tvrx.
a 11
a 11 1 u
8 13 8 81
3 15, 8 17
$ 80
120
$ 23 I 28
8 24, $ 17
a 29 a 17
a SI) a 17
Deo.
V 12
S W
6
a 13
6 14
Dec.
Dec.
a 16
6 21
Dec. 13...
Dec 14...
Dec. 16...
Dec. 16...
Dec 17...
Lec. 18...
Dec 19...
Dec. 20...
Dec. 21...
Dec. 22...
Dec 23. .
Dec. 24...
Dec. 25...
Dec. 26...
Dec. 27...
6 9
8 38
a 83
a 21
a 0944
$ 271
6 llv
3 30!
a 22tti a 84
4 83
4 73
4 771
4 79
4 811
26
a 14 6 261
a 81
8 It
a 011 6 12
6 07 6 04
1 a 06
a iu
t 28
8 18
a 17
8 74
8 17
a i
I 941
a 33
4 Oil
4 02
8 821
I 2S
8 24
3 21
8 26
4
$ 34
37
8 47
a ix u a os:
4 04
a 2i 6 091 4
8 36 6 19 891
8 44 I 8 36 4 83
4 ll t 50!
4 09 $ 44
I 30)
Indicates Sunday.
Indicates holiday.
The official number of cara of stock
Drought In today by each road waa:
Roads. Cattle. Hogs. Sheep. H'r's.
C, M. & St. P. Ry.... 6
Wabash Ry
Union Paclllo system, a
C. & N. W. Ry 1
F. E. M. V. R. R. ..
B. & M. Ry 1
C, B. & g Ry ..
C, R. I. & P., east
Total receipts .... II
a
1
u 1
12
10 1
13 1
11
6
66 "5
The disposition of the day's receipts was
aa follows, euch buyer purchasing the num
ber of head Indicated:
Buyers. Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Omaha Packing Co 4 497
Swift and Company 67 1,047
Armour & Co 228 1,213 .....
Cudahy Packing Co 241 1,210 866
Armour, Sioux City 22 198
Lobman & Co.... 33
Livingstone St Shaller 2
Dennis & Co 24
Other buyers 19
Totals $31 4.1G5 366
CATTLE There were Just a few odd
bunches of cattle In the yards this morning
and almost nothing was offered for sale.
For the week receipts were only about half
aa large rs for Ust week, but there Is
quite an Increase over the same week of
last year. The demand was in fairly good
shape, so that sellers had a good oppor
tunity for advancing prices.
A good proportion of the offerings all
the week inxlsted of corn fed steers, but
the most of them were only short fed and
for that reason could not be classed aa
choice beef. Packers, though, had to have
a few cattle, and. owing to the light offer
ings, they had to pay considerably more
money for what they got. Wednesday waa
snout tne nign aay 01 tne weeK, when
prices showed an advance over the close of
the previous week amounting to safely
26(?140c. On Friday, however, the feeding
was not as good and several salesmen found
they could not get Wednesday s prices.
It looked as though packers were waiting:
for a big run on Monday. This Weak unuer.
tone to the trade left the market rather
uneven and the advance for the week
could not be put at much over ZOCaOOc.
The top price of the week waa 86.30, which
waa paid on Friday for a well fattened
bunch of steers weighing 1,610 pounds. The
bulk of the cattle are selling from about
4.2a to $4.75.
The cow market was active and stronger
all the week, owing largely to light receipts
and a fairly good demand. All kinds lm-
Droved and the total advsnce could be
quoted at 2640o. There did not seem to be
any more on sale than packers had orders
for, so that tho week closed up without any
weakness. Choice cows sold largely from
$3.60 to $4.25; fair to good from $2.50 to $3.60,
and canners irom $2.00 to $2.ao.
Bulls and stags were also a little stronger
for the week, but still they did not advance
as much as cows. Veal calves were also
strong all the week, choice ones selling up
to $6.
The stocker and feeder market was very
quiet all the week. Shlppera evidently re
alised that Christmas week was no time to
send In stock cattle, and aa a result receipts
were extremely iigni. ine aemana waa of
course very small, but still prices showed
very little change from the close ot last
week. Representative sales:
BEEF STEERS.
No. Av. hr. No. At. Pr.
1 470 I Ji 1 1160 N
U 11M 4 10
IUWB.
1 110 I IS ...
I 10 1 u t...
1 1130 t (0 10...
4 1100 t U 1...
I -1110 lit t...
I i6 1 44 I...
110 t 00
mo 1 to
1010 i H
100 I u
1010 t 40
1100 I M
1 1IM t 00
HEIFERS.
M Mi IH
BULLS.
1 1440 I 10 I
.1110 I M
1 U40 I 25
HOGS There was a very light run hers
this morning and the market opened right
around a dime higher on the' heavy hogs.
The lightweights were somewhat neglected
and In most cases did not advance as much
aa the heavy hogs; the better weights sold
largely at $6.47 and $6.60 with a load
weighing 337 pounds at $6.62; the lighter
loads sold largely at $6 45 and from that
down to $6.25 for a load weighing 189 pounds.
Trading waa fairly active, ao that tne bulk
was soon disposed of. r late train arrived
about 11 o'clock, after packera had their
more urgent orders filled, so that the cjose
of the market waa slow and weak, es
pecially on the lightweights.
The receipts for the week have been very
light, showing quite a decrease, both as
compared with last week and with the cor
responding week of laat year. The table
above will show the exact rlgures. Owing
to the moderate offerings and the good de
mand prices advanced steadily all the week,
showing a net gain of 36a4oc. This advance
carrlea the market to the highest point
reached sines November 7. Representative
sales
No. At. 8h. Pr. No. At. Sa. Pr.
ei 144 ... i 10 U II ... ( ii
1 II 40 16 43 KI4 410
M 1U ... 1 "4 a0 4 46
U t ... U Ml ... 4 40
214 M ill 14 110 4 44
II 1M 40 17 41 UO 10 4 44
1 Ik 40 4 IT U til 0 46
U til UO 4 40 46 10 4 46
4 .tit ... 4 40 64 21 ... 4 46
4 11 ... 4 40 ' 61 12 40 46
70 UT ... 4 4 44 t4 M 4 44
U 1-0 ... 4 40 (0 J4 M 47
74 131 40 4 40 II HI 40 4
74 246 40 4 40 41 ttt 110 47
71 137 Ml I 41 It 167 ... 47',
7 -' Ml t t 2U ...
71 V.l 10 I24 47 Ml 40 4T
71 ill ... 4 46 tl 2U ... 47
67 167 40 46 47 16 ... 4 41V
6 M ... 4 46 41 174 ... I 60
61 IH SO 6 46 C4 174 140 60
4 3 10 4 46 7 147 ... 60
lot tal 40 i 41 ... 160
71 2J 1W 46 61 MS 40 4 60
a 144 lou 4 46 Tl IS 140 4 60
17 2.1 10 I 46 67 XT ... 4 60
7 141 HI 4 46 66 m ... 4 60
17 244 40 4 46 67 U7 6 4 61
SHEEP There were only about three cars
of shtep here today, so there wss not
enough with which to make a fair test of
the market. A bunch of ewes sold at $3 mi.
which was pronounced a good, strong price.
For the wek receipts have been very light
as compared with the last several weeks,
but aa compared with the same week of last
year the supply was nearly three times as
larae. The demand, thoaah. waa sumVlrnt
to take all that was offered at good, strong
prlcfa. Each day s offerings changed hands
freely and the week closrd wltn a good,
alrong undertone to the trade. There haa
bc-en very little change In the price paid
all the week, so that the market can test
be dencrlix-d by calling It active and strung
ou all deslrabls grades of both fat aheep
and lambs. The half fat stuff has. of
course, not been In as good demand, but
still prices have held about steady on even
that class of stock.
Feeders have been In vrrv light supply all
the week. o that although' the demand Wis
been limited, as Is usually the case at this
season of the year, the miirkrt has held
Just about steady on good stuff.
(Quotations for fed stock: Choice tamM,
85 0miio.25: alr to siocxl lambs. $4 50n'. Oft;
choice yearlings, $4 lKii4.5(i; fair to good
yearlings, $3.75i 4.00; choice wethers. $3 0 'if
!,.LfH,r ' gd, $3.fi3; choice ewes,
lambs, $3nn4.fl0: fee ler Cenrlliics ' 1.1 Oi',tS to:
f eerier
...... a, w- I l .., II
4T2 25. Representative sales:
T wet.rs, $2.7.'f3.25; feeder ewes, $1.50
HrtiNMnntaH.-. ..I...
At. Pr.
89 8 Si)
89 4 85
fl fed ewes
41 fed wethers....
CHICAGO LIVB STtlCK MARKET.
Hogs Are a Dime Hinder gheep Steady
Cattle Nominal.
CHICAGO, Pec. 27CATTLE-Recelpts.
(00 head market nominal; good to prime
f .er"' -50ltf-; poor to medium. $3.icu'
6.00: Stncktera mnA f.H.r. tIMW,.J rt
$1.25ji4.6u; heifers, ti mio.Ja: canners! $1.2.v,,'
2 40; bulls. t-. OObiM o- pnivi). i i,L,.7 nit-
Texas fed steers. 1 7:Vii on ' " '
HOGS Receipts today. ' li.OOO head; estl-
latecl Miinil.c iK ni.i ........ . . . . .
ma
head; market 10c higher; mixed and butch
ers , $6.1ou.80; good to choice heavy, $6.5wf
6 76; rough heavy, $6.2Hii3.M; light, $.". 9,"w
t.30; bulk of sales, 86.25HH.60.
filtl.,l.'l AVI. f , ,1.. 1...- t.,
, n it ijA,.tnn ic:c:nin!,
head- market steady; good to choice weth
nr. I J lan,. , e... ... . ., , . ...
' ' o.., itur in i-iiuii'c. niixro, .i i".'u
4.00; western sheep, $4.0ni4.6); native lambs.
ifrniriu IttlllUB, 4.mIJJMb.'.
Othclal yesterday:
Cattle ft,,m' 2,8:.i
H
ogs ti.to) ::tn
Sheep
10,21-
1.6 ii
New Tork Live Stork Market.
NEW TORK. Dec. 27.-PEEVES Re
ceipts, 397 head; a few buils and heifers
Sold at $3 per cwt.; drr ssed beef steady;
city dressed native sides. 7&llc per lb.;
Texas beef, afd7c; cables li.nt received
quoted American steers at 12til3o per
iv.. .iiwr..'., Allelic, n'inKPrmur cieei ai
Iinfl0c per lb.; reported exports for todav,
1.163 beeves, 2,013 sheep, 5,!Ci quarters of
beef and 8,000 caicassea of dressed mutton
CAfcVES No fresh arrivals; 47 head of
stalfatcK-k on sale; no trading; city drensed
vcais, ii'puc. per in.
HOGS Receipts'. 640 head: no sales re
ported.
bUEEP AND LAMRS-P.ecclptr!, 831 head;
sheep and lambs steady but slow; pens
about clear: sheen sold at 4.5r: lumhi nt
t6.75fr4.on; a few head at $0.25; dressed mut
ton, tB''c per ID.; dressed lambs, 7yl0c.
Kansas city live Stark Mnrket.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 27. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 7oo head; market iinctmiiKed; native,
steers, $2.7516.15; Texas and Indian steers,
$2.7564.2ii; cows and heifers, $1.75ti3.0ii; na
tive cow nnd heifers. $1.75iri4.25; stockers
and feeders, $2.nCu4.00; bulls, $:.i',(ti4 25;
calves, $2.75(fi 6. 50; western steers, $3.0(fi6.;i(
western cows, $2 Ooni.1.26; cattle receipts for
the week, 21,000 head.
HOGS Receipts, 2,i00 head; market 6fil0c
higher; bulk of sales, $6.4."'?i6.6o; heitvy,
$6.47416.56; packers, $6.10Cn 45; medium,
$6.30416.60; lljjht, $6.15fifi.45; Yorkers. $6.4tf
6.46; pigs, $6.5dCu6.15; receipts for tho week.
26,010 head.
SHEEP AND LAMPS Receipts, none:
market steady and nominal; muttons, $3.00
4l4 10; lambs, $3,6"!!'n.4.i; range wethers,
$3.00414.60; ewes, $3.0UU4.20; receipts for tho
week, 6,000 head.
Bt. Louis Live Stock Market.
8T. LOUIS. Dec. 27. CATTLE Receipts,
100 head, Including 50 Texans; market
steady; native shipping and export steers,
$4.66r6.00, with strictly fancy worth up to
$f.75; dressed beef and butcher steers, $1.00
i)6.76; steers under l,Oi lbs., $3.754i5.u(i;
stockers and feeder. $2.6u4i4.25; cows and
heifers, $2 2fir.00; canrvers, $1.50ii2.50; bulls,
$2.6O4j4.00; calves, $4.OH4j7.0O; Texas and In
dian steers, $2.6044.9(; cows and heifers,
$2.6063.30. a
HOGS Receipts, 1,000 head; market ac
tive and 64t'Hic higher; pigs and lights,
$6. 25c?) 6. 60; packers, $6,404)6.65; butchers,
$.604,.75.
St. Joseph Live Stork Market.
BT. JOSEPH, Dec. 27. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 376 head; natives, $3.766.25; Texns
and westerns, $3,254(5.75; cows and heifers,
$2.004r4.4(i; veals, $2.50t6.75; bulls and stags,
t2.604i4.65; yearlings and calves, $2,604)4.25;
stockers and feeders, $3.0o4j4.35.
HOGS Receipts, 4.144 head; light and
light mixed, $6. 204!!. 62; medium and heavy,
$3 (KV&6.60; pins, $4.25(li.l5; bulk, $6.42Uf,m.M.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, 3h8 head;
active and stronger; top western lambs,
$5.40.
Sloax City LIto Stork Market.
BIOUX CITY, la.. Dep. 27. ("Special Tele
gram.) CATTLE Receipts, 300 head; mar
ket steady; beeves, $3.50416.50; cows, bulls
and mixed, Jli.-04iit.75; stockers and feeders,
$2.&04i3.8ft; calves and yearlings, $2.25413.75.
HOGS Receipts, 1,8i0 head; market l'lo
higher, at $5.9i4i6.50; bulk, $(i.204i6.36.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, 100 heau;
steady; 13 lambs, 9&cii$4.76; 29 mixed, $1,310
4.00.
Stock la Sight.
The following wero the receipts of live
stock at the six principal cities yesterday:
Cattle, lines, -lieen.
Omaha
Chicago
Kansas City
St. Louis ...
St. Joseph ..
Sioux City ..
Totals ...i
ZOM 3,943
6iV3
7iO
7O0
100
376
300
12,000
2.000
1.000
4.144
1.N00
8,000
SS8
PK)
.2,385 24,887
4,151
Berlin Bourse Looks
BERLIN, Dec. 28 Prior to the holidays
trading on the bourse was light, but yes
terday trading was uncommonly strong,
with an Increased business. All depart
ments shared In the upward movement.
Iron shares rose at a result of better con
ditions In the Rhine country and Silesia,
Indicating good business for next year.
Borne Iron shares scored sensational ad
vances. Coak also were very strong. Elec
trical shares profited by the alliance of
the Allgemelne Electrical company and the
Union Electrical company. It la now said
that the Blemens & iialske Electrical com
pany of Berlin and the Schuckert Electrical
company of Nuremburg will make a price
arrangement with the new combine.
Money ahowed an easier tendency last
week. The atatement of the Relchsbank
Issued yesterday showed greater pressure
than Is usual.
At the monthly meeting of the central
committee of the bank, President Koch
announced that the demands on the bank
were heavy, lfe said, however, there was
no occasion to raise the rate of dlncount.
The pressure for money during the final
week of the year la expected to be extraor
dinary. Loadoa Crowe Btrosger.
LONDON, Dec. 28. The market Is wind
ing up the year with Increased evidence of
strength, lluslnees on the Htock exchange
last week was moderate, owing to the holi
days and the settlement, but there was a
perceptible Inclination to speculate on tho
anticipated Improvement In all hlgh-grado
securities. The rate for money has hard
ened and money was In strong demand.
The upward tendency on the exchange
was noticeable or) American and African
shares. Large buying orders for American
shares were received In snlte of the disap
pointing New York bank returns. The pres
ence and purpose of Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain In South Africa buoyej up
mining shares. Venextielan bonds rosu
sharply on reports of arbitration.
The belief that money would be pleui
early In January has created confidence
that the rate will be maintained wht-n
buelness begins
Dry Goods Market.
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. DRY GOODS In
dry goods today there was no change In
the character of the home demand In any
department. General business quiet, but
prices firm. There la continued buying for
export In h-iavy brown cottons, t.'ottou
yarns In fair demand. Westerns tlrm;
woolen yarns, steady; linen yarns, steady;
Juts ysrns, lirm.
Wool Market.
BT LOt'IS, Dee. XI. WOOL8t?ady to
firm; medium grades and combing. 1720c;
light line. lol9c; heavy tine, 13yi5c; tub
washed, lfctyl&c'.
IjUNDON, Dec. 27. WOOI --The arrivals
of wool for the first series of the 19o2 suc
tion sales amount to 96,54s bales. Including
41 uuu forwarded direct to milliners.
P. B. Wears, Prea. C. A. Weare, V-Pres,
Eatabllahed
WEARE COMMISSION CO., CHICAGO
Mamoera of the Principal Exchanges,
private 'Wires to All points.
GRAIN, PHO VISIONS, STOCKS, BOND!
Bought snd sold for cash or
future delivery.
OMAHA BRANCH, lki-111 Hoard of Trade,
telephone I'll
W. E. Word. Local M-nager.
SHIP I S YOt'R
HIDES
STRANGE BROS. HIDE CO.
leas City, Iowa

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