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TITK OMATIA DAILY HKE; TIIUnSDA, DECE)IBKT 25. 1902.
OMAHA LIVE STOCK MARKET
Light BoeipU of Catt's Cauwl Prices
HOGS ADVANCE FIVE TO TEN CENTS
Active Demand for Fat Sheep and
Lambs e)f Gead Quality at Stronger
Prices, Advance for Wf k Rein
Tea to Fifteen Cent.
BOL'TH OMAHA. Dee. 24.
ttecelpts were: Cattle. Hons. Sheep.
Official Monday 2,5"f 6.l3 4.1M2
Official Tuesday 1.429 6.0M 6,'al
Official Wednesday 1.211 6.J16 911
Three days this week.. 6.147 17.4.10 10.S74
Bame day a Inst wee. ...11.641 'M MO ao.LMl
Hame week before ItUoU 2.l 3.ls3
fame three weeks ago. ..14,718 S'i.S
Hame four weeks ago....ln.515 24.i2 27.033
Bame day last year 4.54 20,012 3. 7 TO
RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE.
The following tab allows the receipt!
of cattle, hog and aheep at South Omaha
for the year, to date, and comparison with
laat year: lfi2. isoi. Inc. Dec.
Cattle 9!V527 W9.2S 1S6,2!4
Hogs J,2ii.763 2H,rfi3 170.2S6
Sheep 1,722,377 1,3'J,770 41E.B07
7'he following talile shows th average
price of . hogs sold on the South Omaha
market the last several daya, with com
parison with former yeara:
Date. ) 130J. 1901.J&0W.I1K99.18T.S.1887.1K6
I 24 V
4 S3 1
4 81 1
3 7 di
3 27 !
3 37 1
3 23 I II
3 2n if l
3 191 it 1U
3 211 3 1(
6 34 1
3 13 $ 21
i l.'. 1 21
3 15; 3 17
3 23 3 :s
3 24i 3 17
3 29; 3 17
3 il 3 17
3 31 3 lli
3 21 1
The official number of care of stock
brought In today by each road was:
Roada. Cattle Hogs. Sheep.
O., M. & St. P. Ry 11..
Wabash 2 1
Union Pacific system 17 W
C. ft N. W. Ry 8 29
F.. B. A M. V. R. R .3 13
C. St. P., M. & O. Ry.. 6 4
B. A M. Ry 8 9..
C, B. eY Q. Ry 3 9 1
C. R. I. & P. Ry., east.. 9 1
Illinois Central 13..
Total receipts .... 66 96 8
The disposition of the day's receipts was
as follows, each buyer purchasing the num
ber of head Indicated:
Buyers. Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Omaha Packing Co 144 839 2-HS
Swift and Company 266 l,it
Armour ft Co 251 l.firtl 210
Cudahy Packing Co 4t7 1.611 489
Armour, from Sioux City 140 2,164
Vansant ft Co 48
Lobman ft Co 110
W. I. Stephen
B. F. Hobblck 4 ..:
Dennis ft Co 1
Other buyers 10 293
Totals 1.460 7.361 1,238
CATTLE The'e were hardly enough cat
tle here thla morning to make a market,
but all the packers seemed to want a few
and buyers atarted out early and bought
up the better grades as rapidly as they
arrived, and In a good many cases paid
fancy prices for what they got. It waa, of
course, a very 'uneven market, with the
more desirable cattle selling to the best
The few cars of cornfed steers on sale
sold easily a dime higher than yesterdpy.
The quality of most of them was rather
Inferior, though as high as 84.93 was paid.
As compared with the close of last week
the general market Is fully 2Bc higher, and
some sales have been much better than
that. Packers have evidently had to have
a few cattle to All their more urgent orders
and the extremely light receipt have
forced them to advance prices.
The cow market was alao stronger thla
morning;- Prices have advanced during the
week Just about the same as on steers. It
anything, though, the cow market has been
more uneven than the steer market. Can
tiers and cutters. In particular, have sold
at very uneven prices, some sales being a
good deal higher than others.
Bulls, veal calves and stags did not show
much change this morning. Bulls have been
strong all the week, but still prices have
not advanced anything like as much as on
steers and cows. The aame Is true of stags.
There were not enough atockers and feed.
ers In the yards today to tell anything
about the market. Buyers evidently did not 1
want many cattle owing to the fact thatj
tomorrow win oe m nounav. ana men tne
end of the week will be close at hand.
The better grades of stockers and feeders
have commanded strong prices all the week,
but the infurlor kinds nave been neglectd
and hard to dispose of at any price. Repre
Dec. 23. .
No. At. rr. No. At. Ft.
t IH In j 130 4 0
II Ill IK tu 4 oo
1 10) I M 43 104 4 10
40 1113 I 10 1 1:00 4 10
I Ill I U II 1113 4 10
II 1003 f 1 1330 4 3S
1 10N I 71 II 1334 4 10
II 101 I U 40 127 i 70
II 1334 I U II .ISM U
STEERS AND HEIFERS.
10 .,..1011 4 00 II M 4M
U 4 DO la IK 4 H
1 140 1 10 13 I7 I 00
1 1000 I 00 4 1033 I 00
I IM) I 00 10 361 00
t 11W 3 10 43 074 I 06
4 Ill t 35 1 130 Oft
t 10M I 34 14 (20 t II
I., Ill I 0 1 1370 I II
4 It! I 40 1 110 I It
1 770 I 10 1 1100 U
1 7 I 10 1 1000 16
4 I 10 1 1303 20
1 333 I M 13 1011 20
1 141 I IS 1 1161 I 30
1 1107 I 10 II ,...1167 I 31
1 143 I 10 I M I 31
4 771 I 15 1 13t I 31
I lm I M I .1013 3s
I I2S t IS 1 1040 I 36
4 7 79 10 (it t 10
II IM I 76 1 1130 t a
I I t 75 10 (XI6 36
10 I&7 t 76 14 1071 I M
33 I 76 33 1174 I 40
1 1070 I 76 1 1370 I 40
10 I3 3 76 10 104 40
I 1100 I 7 1 11M I 44
1 140 I K II lm 40
1 1M0 I M 4 Illi 3 60
I Ill I M 10 1041 60
IW 11 1110 I 60
10:4 I 00 1 1047 J 40
1 1M0 I 00 1 11U 71
COWS AND HEIFERS.
..MO 1 00
t H l
.1070 I 71
131 8 10
..1100 I f)
..1SS0 I 3S
..lb) I 76
1404 I 76
..1470 I 00
I 00 1
..looo a in
IW IU 1 17 00
70 I 00 1 130 00
H4) I 04) 1 110 14)
ISM I fl 1114 I at
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS.
404) I 00 T 1010 I
7S0 I 00 II Ml SO
It 4 40 10 6J1 4 00
760 I 4ft
Duck Brand Cattle Co. Neb.
175 1 9.
1 steer 1070 I 78
,. MS 8 75
.. 907 8 40
8 rows..... 747 8 15
1 row 550 1 00
.louO t 48
HOGS Th4 re was another light run of
hogs here today, and as packers had to
have a few the irarket ruled falrlv active
and 5610c higher than yesterday. The bulk
of the salts went from 14 25 to $6 SO. and as
high as $4.35 waa paid. The light weights
sold largely rrom .3& don, with the
medium weights going largely at $.?Tr
IK while the prime loads sold from t.?U
to $4.35. There was no particular change
In the market, though the late arrival of a
few trains delayed the close until a late
Light receipts and a fairly good demand
eaiMtod prices to move steadily upward all
this week, and the total advance for the
three days amounts to about 20c. The aver
age price todiy was at the highest point
rescued since tn mini week in November,
No. A. Sh. Pr. No. At. k. Pr.
141 134 ... I 60 T7 716 M 4
44 Is lu. M 811 ... Ir
ill ISA I 30 IT J4 ...
74 171 40 I M n 174 4A 7'i
7 1M ... I HI ',9 :H 1M I 37
HI 0 I (3 t n I
4 3.3 ... Ill, M 7 io 3T
rl....v..l7 ... 131V, 71 7 0 37L,
H 1M 41 li, tn 27 ... I7V
in 1 130 I 12 S 41 ll ... 117'
4 :so im m 75 in nn 37'
M 3TO 44 I 2ft 73 373 34A I 37'
7 1"4 ITS I 31 77 :Jf 3e I 37
2J1 40 i 35 71 20 40 I 30
3t4 t 35 t !:, 40 I 30
73 t?5 140 I CI 3S7 M ( n
i7 84 ... I 3 M 3 240 I tn
40 311 m 3S . 74 :;. m t r
14 3M 1H I 5S M4 1M 30
31'. 40 I 2S 71 2 (40 In
4 3S 40 3S 0 370 100 10 .
4 3JI 10 2.S II 371 40 I 10
2 3H ... I IS 60 f7S 40 4)124
77 223 120 2S K US M 321
7S 321 120 35 2 31 120 I 35
2 24 If) I 2S 4H 313 ... I SS
0 247 ... I 2ft tn 244 ... I St
Kl 310 31 I 25 .'. Ill ... 3ft
'3 ?4 170 f 25 U ... 36
SHEEP There were only Just a few cars
of sheep and Inmhs In the yards this morn
ing, and the market ruled acllve and strong
on gxod stuff. As high as $1.60 was paid
for some western fed yearlings, which
looked considerably hlfiher than the same
kinds have been selling for of late. As
compared with the close of last week, the
better grades of both shnep and lambs
may be quoted ltfil5o higher. Supplies huve
been light all the week, and as packers
have had quite liberal orders, they had to
pay stronger prices. The commoner kinds
nave not advanced as much as the inferior
grades, but still even those are selling fully
as high as they were a week ntfo.
Feeders hsve been rather scarce all this
week, and the demand has been sufficient
to take what was offered at good, strong
Quotations for fed stock: Choice lambs,
J3.0IX&5.2.-I: 'nlr to good lambs. 4.5o5 00:
choice yearlings, 84.KVb4.5i; fair to good
yearlings. 3.7.Vn4.O0; choice wethers, $3.Vi'9
4 : f:ilr to good, 83.2613.10; choice ewes.
S3 ftOfii.cn; fair to good, 83.00iii3.5O: feeder
InmbM, $3 04.00; feeder yearlings, 83.00fc3.50;
feeder wetl.ers. $2.7.W3.2."; feeder ewes, $1.50
tfi2 25. Representative sales:
No. Av. Pr.
. 6 cull ewes 9fl 1 61
10 cull Inmbs 69 2 60
58 cull ewes Rl 2 60
177 western ewes 91 3 20
21 western ewes o 3 25
162 yearling ewes 64 3 fiO
US wrstern lambs 60 4 25
210 western fed yearlings Kit 4 60
2M feeder ewes 88 2 50
western ewes 88 3 80
62 feeder lambs 47 3 U0
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Cattle Close Doll. IIors Weak, Sheep
Rise I nerenly and I.ambs Steady.
CHICAOO, Dec. 24. CATTLE Receipts,
12,000 had; market opened strong, closed
dull; good to prime steers, tn.504i4.66; porr
to medium, $3.0th5.25: stockers and feed
ers, $2.oor04.r,0; cows, $1.2Vfi4.60; heifers, $2.00
i5.60; canners, $1.25r2.40; bulls', $2.W(ii.50;
calves, $3 Oi 47.25; Texas fed steers, $3.50
HOGS Receipts. 22,000 head: tomorrow,
26,000 head; left over. 4,500 heud; market l&
lc. higher; closed weak; mixed and butch
ers'. $d.OOCo6.40; good to choice heavy, Vi.45
0!.O; rough heavy, $610fa4)3.i; light, 85.80
G.20; bulk of sales, $6.10i6.35.
SHEEP AND DAMH8 Receipts. 12,000
head; sheep, unevenly higher lambs, steady;
good to choice wethers, $i00fti4.50; fair to
choice mixed. 83.OiKJi4.00; western sheep, 34.00
&4.50; native lambs, 84.0OW5.90; western
Cattle 6M1 1,632
Hogs ...26.314 6ii9
Sheep 9.777 4,558
Kansas rltr Live Stork Mark.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 24. CATTDE Re
ceipts, 4.338 head; natives, 88.67V4: 6.000 na
tive calves: corn cattle weak, 10c lower;
cows and heifers, steady to higher; stock
ers, Blow and lower; choice expsrt and
dressed beef steers, 85.20tfi6.0o; fair to good,
83 25i6.16; stockers and feeders, $2.00g4.26;
western fed steers, $2.50((o.25; Texas and
Indian steers, 83.004rl.25; Texas cows, $2.25ci
3 00; native cows. 31.5irti4.0O; native heifers,
32.40; canneis. 31.004t2.oO; bulls, 82.2yo4.00;
HOQS Receipts, 5,000 head; market 610c
higher; top, $6.45; bulk of sales, $t).25i.40;
heavy, $6. ")&'. 46; mixed packers, $2.O04j4.4O;
light, $6 12V4H6.30; Yorkers, $4,2646.30; pigs.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, 1,100
head; market steady; native lambs, $4.00
6 45; western lambs, $3.854r4.S5; fed ewes,
$0.0!XS95; native wethers, $3.0004.60; west
ern wethers. 83.00j4.2o; stockers and feed
St. I.onla Live Stock Market.
8T. LOUIS. Dec. 24. CATTLE Receipts,
1.500-heud, Including 1,100 Texana. Market
In good demand, active and strong; native
shipping and export steers, $4.90ifi6.0O;
dreased beef and butchers' steers, $4.254i
6.60; steers under l,0o0 pounds, $3,7545.00;
stockers and feeders, $2.5wt1.00; cows and
heifers, $2.264.75; canners. $1.60(fi2.5o; bulls,
$2.5O44.00; calves. $4.00j7.(JO; Texas and In
dian steers, $2,404(5.00; cows and heifer.
HOGS Receipts. 2.500 head; market firm
and higher; plga and lights. $6.HXg.35;
packers, 36.25)i.fo; butchers, $6.3.Vii.60.
8HE2P AND, LAM BS Receipts, 500
head; market steady: native muttons, 33.40
ti4.('4); lambs, 34.0Ci'5.50; culls and bucks,
82.75(54.00; etockers, $1.50(52.50.
Kevr York Live Stork Market.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24 BEEVES Re
ceipts, 2,253 head; market lKii20c higher;
bulls and cows uneven; sales 104215c off;
steers, 3l.4O45.80; oxen and stags. 34.4o4i4.75;
bulls, 8-. 604(4.30; cows, 31.60'u 4.25. Cables
steady. Exports today were 600 cattle and
3,645 quarters of bief.
CALVES-Recelpts, 1,174 head; steadv;
veals. 35.004i9.60: little calves, 83.50tfi4.6fl:
barnyard calves, $3.00443.40; westerns, 83.55tj)
3.65: city dressed veals, steady. llU14c.
SHEEP AND LAMBS-Recclpts, 6,tT3
head; sheep steady, but slow, for all but
top grades; good lambs In fair demand and
fully steady; others very dull: sheep, 83 00
64.06; lambs. $4.504j.00; culls. $3.5'4i4.00.
HOGS Recflpts. 5.270 head; firm; state
hogs. $6.&4iM5; few choice pigs, $6.50; mixed
St. Joseph Lire Stork Market.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Dec. 24.-CATTI.R
Receipts. 1.177 head; Texas and westerns.
$3.2."4).75; cows and heifers. $2.(ArH.40;
veals. $2.60i 76: bulla and stags. $2.504i4.60:
stockers and feedera, 83.004i4.50.
HOGS Receipts. 5.797 head: 5c to 10c
higher; pigs, light and light mixed, 36-154
6.35; medium and heavy, 36.2o4j'S.45; bulk.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts. 229
head; 15c to 25c higher; top western lumbs,
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
SIOUX CITY. Is . Dec. 24. (Sneclal Tele
gram.) CATTLE Receipts. 3oo; mockers
steady, killers strong; beeves. $3,604)5.50;
cows, bulls and mixed, $1.50ti3.75; stockers
and feeder;. $2.504i4.00; yearlings and
HOOS RecelpH. 4.500; market 64nOc
higher nt $5.6ua.o5; bulk, $6. 4j.2i.
Stork In Sight.
The following were the recelnts of llvo
stock at the tax principal cities yesterday:
Cattle. Hogs. Sheen,
Omaha 1.212 5.916 911
Chicago 12.'i0 22.0"0 12.W0
Kansas City 2.338 1.14 1.10
St. Louis l.tVO 2.5iiO &.0
Ft. Joseph 1,1 1 7 6.797 33
Bloux City 3iK) 4,500
Totals 20.527 41,81$ 11,840
SEW YORK GKVKHAI, MARKETS.
Cnotatloas ol the Diy on Varlooe
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-HolIday l'n grain
HAY Dull; shipping, 554j70c; good to
HOPS Steady; state, common to choice,
1908, 2fffl37c; 19U1, 2Jj26c; olds. "'4?T2Vjc; i'a
cltlc coast, 1902, 25Jlc; 19 1, 234(2tc; olds, 71
HIDES Steady; Galveston. 20 to 25 lb.,
ISc; Caiilornlft. 21 to 2i it., 19c; Texas dry.
24 to 30 lbs., 14c.
I.KATH ER Quiet.
PROVISIONS Beef, steady; family, $16. Of)
Ci 18.00; mens. $10.5i ll.Oo; beef hums. f2d.50U
22.uO; packet, 814.oOiijl6.o4); city extra India
metis, 32o.004i2S Oo. Cut meats, steady;
pickled bellies. .S.75'o.7d; pickled shoulders,
$.25i8.50; pickled him. tll.26(11.60. Lard,
easy; western steamed, $10.70; refined, easy;
continent, $10.9o; South America, $11. 5u; com
pound, $7. inter 7.75. Pork, dull; family, $18;
short clear. $21 0otfi23 w); mess. $18.
TAI.IOVV Easy: cltv. IVdiV:.
R1CC Quiet; domestic, fair to extra, 4i;e.
Bl'TTRE Receipts, 4.461 pkgs; steady;
state dairy, vii2oc; creamery, extra, 2&c;
creamery, common to choice, 214i27Vic.
CHEESE Receipts. 4,234 pkg.; ,lrm;
fancy, large, state, full cream, colored and
while, fall made. lltUHc: late made. 13ljo;
fancy, small, colored and while, fall made,
13fi14c; late made, 13&13VC
EGGS Receipts, 3.126 pkgs.: steady; state
and Pennsylvania average best, tsc; west
ern, poor to fancy, 2ifi2ic.
POULTRY-Allve: Dull: ehlckens. 10c;
turkeys, 144 loc; fowls. 11312c. Dressed:
Irregular; western chickens. Ilil2c; west
ern fowls, 11 4i 12c; western turkeys, 17,tnc.
M KTAljJ The London metal markets
were open for only half of the session to
day and will remain closed until Monday
morning. In today's trading tin advanced
1 to 118. 5a for spot and 118 for future.
The local market was also firm and higher,
pot closing; at i. u2. 15s. London de
clined 2a id on copper, with spov 51 6s
ani futures at 51 12s d. Locally copper
wa unchanged and nominal at $10.75 for
standard, $11 66 for lake and 811.45 for elec
trolytic and casting. Lead was unchanged
at 10 16s 3d at Ixmdon and locaMy at 4s.
Spelter was unchanged at 1 17s 3d In
London, but declined another 6 points In
New York, closing at 14 75. The foreign
Iron markets were steady, with Glasgow
quoted at 6te 6d. Locally Irrn remained
3ulet. Warrants are nominal. No. 1 foun
fy northern I quoted at 323fva 25.00; No.
2 foundry northern, No. 1 foundry south
ern and No. 2 foundry southern soft, at
OMAH A WHOLKItlK M A R K f.T .
Condition of Trade and (notatl4ins on
Staple and Fancy I'rodncr.
EGGS Candled stock, 24c.
LIVE POULTRY Hens, 74?7'jc; old roos
ters, 44iric; turkeys, 15c; ducks, 84i9 ;
geese, 7H'8c; spring chickens, per lb., &4f
DRESSED POULTRY Hens, 8c; young
chickens, 9c; turkeys, 164jHic; ducks, 10'tf
11c; geese. Inc.
, BUTTER Packing stock, 174jl7Hc; choice
dairy, In tubs, 2'iilc; separator, 291i.10c.
FRESH FISH Trout, 94iUc; herring, 6e;
pickerel, 8c; pike, 9c; perch, 8c; buffalo,
dressed. 7c; siinrlsh, 3c; bluetlns, 8c; whlfe
flsh, 9c; salmon, 16c; haddock, 11c; codfish,
12c; redsnapper. 10c; lobsters, boiled, per
lb., 30c; lobster, green, per lb., 28c; bull
heads. 10c; catfish, 14c; black bass, 20c;
CiiRN New, 40c.
RYE No. 2, 45c.
BRAN Per ton, 313.50.
HAY Pric" quoted bj' Omaha Whole
sale Hay Dealers' assoclitlon: Choice No.
1 upland, 88.no; No. 1 moillum, $7.50; No. 1
coarse, $7.00. Rye straw. :I6.00. These prlcee
are for hay of good color and quality. De
mand fair, receipts light
OYSTERS Standards, per can, 28c; extra
selects, per can, 3rc; New York counts, per
can, 42c; bulk, extra selects, per gal., $1.75;
bulk, standards, per gal., $1.45.
TREES 4 to 6 feet, per dozen, $1.76; 7 to
feet, $3.60; 6 to 7 feet, $2.60; 9 to 10 feet,
$4.50; large, for school and church pur
poses, 12 to 14 feet, each. $1,004x1.50; extra
large, 15 to 20 feet, $2.ti4.00.
HOLLY BRANCHES Per case of 2x2x4
feet (about 5o lbs.), $1.0"; per bbbl., $1.60.
LONG NEEDLE PINES Per dozen. $2.59
MISTLETOE BRANCHES Per lb., 30c.
EVERGREEN WREATHING In colls
of 20 yards, per coil, 90c; five-coil lots,
WREATHS Magnolia and' gnlax
wreaths, per dosn. $1.5o4?2.00; evergreen
wreaths, per dozen, $1.5o4J2.O0; holly
wreaths, per dozen, 31.504j2.O0.
NEW CELERY Kalamazoo, tier dozen.
25c; Utah, per dozen, 45c; California, per
dozen, for stalks weighing from 1 to lh
lbs., each, 4.V(i'75c.
POTATOES Per bu., 60c.
SWEET POTATOES Iowa Muscatlnes,
per bbl., 83.25; Kansas, $2.25.
TURNIPS Per bu., 40c; Canada rutaba
gas, per lb., lc.
BEETS Per basket, 40c.
CUCUMBERS- Hothouse, per dozen,
PARSNIPS Per bu.. 40c.
CARROTS Per lb., lc.
GREEN ONIONS Southern, per dozen
RADISHES Southern, per dozen bunches,
WAX BEANS Per bu. box, $3; string
beans, per bu. box, $1.50.
CABBAGE Miscellaneous Holland seed,
per lb.. l'4c.
ONIONS New home grown. In sacks,
per bu.. 75c; Spanish, per crate, $1.75.
NAVY BEANS Per bu.. $2.60.
TOMATOES New California, per 4-bas-kef.
CAULIFLOWER California, per crate,
PEARS Fall varieties, per box, $2.00;
Colorado, per box. $2.25.
APPLES Western, per bbl.. $2.75; Jona
thans. $4; New York stock. $3.25; California
Rel!flowors, per bu. box, $1.60.
GRAPES Catawbas, per basket, 18c;
Malagas, per keg. $6. 07.00.
CRANBERRIES Wisconsin, per bbl.,
$9.60; Bell and Bugles, $10.60; per box, $3.25.
BANANAS Per bunch, according to size,
LEMONS California fancy, $3.75; choice,
ORANGES Florida Brlghts, $3.75; Cali
fornia navels, $3.50; California sweet Jaffas,
all sizes, $2.75.
DATES Persian, In 70-lb. boxes, per lb.,
6c; per case of 30-lb. pkgs.. $2.25.
FIGS California, per lo-lb. cartons, $1;
Turkish, per S5-lb. box, 144fl8c.
GRAPE FRUIT Florida, $6.
HONEY New Utah, per 24-frame case,
CIDER New York. $4.50; per Vt bbl., $2.75.
SAUERKRAUT Wisconsin, per H bbl.,
$2.26; per bbl., $3.76.
POPCORN Per lb., tr; shelled, 4e.
HIDES No 1 gTeen, 6c; No. 2 green, 6c;
No. 1 salted," 7c; No. 2 salted, 6c; No. 1
vesl calf. 8 to 12V4 Ihs., 8c; No. 2 veal
calf. 13 to 15 lbs.. 6c; dry hides. 84il2c;
bheep peltsr 25fi'75c; horse hides, $1.50fti2.50.
NUTS Walnuts, No. 1 soft shell, per lb.,
15c; hard shell, per lb., 14c; No. 1 soft shell,
per lb., 13c; No. 2 hard shell, per lb., 12c;
Brazis, per lb., 12c; filberts, per lb., 12c;
almonds, soft shell, per lb., 16c; hard shell,
per lb., 15c; pecans, large, per lb., 12"c;
small, per lb.. 11c; cocoanuts, per doz.. 50c;
chestnuts, per lb.. 10c; peanuts,, per lb.,
6c; roasted peanuts, per lb., 7c; black
walnuts, per bu., $1.00; hickory nuts, per
bu., $1.50; cocoanuts, per 100, $4.
OLD METALS, ETC. A. B. Alplrn
auotes the following prices: Iron, country.
mixed, per ton, $11; Iron, stove plate, per
ton, $8; copper, per lb.. SVfcc; brass, heavy,
per lb., 8Vc; brass, light, per lb., 64c;
lead, per lb., 8c; zinc, per lb., 2Hc; rub
ber, per lb., 6c.
St. I.onla Grata and Provisions.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.WHEAT-Sten.1y ;
No. 3 red, elevator, "Sc; truck, 74c; May,
77c; No. 2 hard, 69tfi7JVc.
CORN Strong; No. i cash, 44H44c;
track, 44U4i44c; May, 39Vfi39c.
OATS Steady; No. 2 cash, 32c; track, 33c;
Mav. 33c; No. 2 white. 35c.
RYE Firm at 49fi49c.
FLOUR Steady ; red winter patents, $3.35
fi3.5o; extra fancy and straight, 33.0&4i3.30;
SEED i'lmothv. steady. $2.9013.40.
CORNMEAL Steady. $2.30. I
BRAN Firm; sacked, east track, 71
' HAY Easier; timothy, $11.00tfj 15.00; pra.
rle, $10.5(4j 12.00.
IRON COTTON TIES-3107V4.
BAGGING 6 5-16417 l-16e.
HEMP TWINE Sc.
PROVISIONS Pork, unchanged; Jobbing,
standard mess, $17.9041 18.uu. I.ard, un
changed at $10.17H. Dry salt meats Dull;
boxed extra shorts, $H.12V4; clear ribs, 9.ti0;
short cleore, $0.50. Bacon Dull: boxed ex
tra shorts. $10.5o; clear ribs, $10.50; short
METALS Lead, steady at $3.95. Spelter,
lower at $4.45.
POULTRY Lower; chickens r.nd springs,
8'.c; turkeys, 1377l."4c; ducks, 12c; geese, 8c.
BUTTKU 8teady; creamery, 234j3jc; dair
EGGS Steady at 22c.
Flour 4,ono 13.0W
Wheat 54.01) 94.00)
Corn 128.1110 38.0.10
Oats 47.000 45,000
Liverpool Grain and Provision.
LIVERPOOL. Dec. 24. WHEAT Spot:
No. 1 northern spring, no stock; No. 2 red
wextern winter, lim, 5s ll"d; No. 1 Cali
fornia, steudv. 6s ud. Futures: Easvr lie.
cember. 6s 2'4,d; March, 6s May. 6s 7tj.
CORN Spot: American mixed new. quiet.
5s Id; American mixed, old. steudy, 5s 4d.
Futures: inactive; January, 4s Vd;
March. 4s 2'-jd
PEA'S Canadian, steady, 6s 7Hd.
FLOUR St. Louis fancy winter, quiet.
HOPS At London (Pacific coast), firm.
6 15 to 7
PROVISIONS Reef, extra India mess,
steady. 113s 9d. Pork, steady; prime mess
western. 9oa. Hams, short rut, 14 to 15 lbs.,
steady, 53s. Bacon, Cumberland cut. 24 to
30 lbs., quiet, 47s 6d; short ribs, 16 to 24
lbs., dull, 4s; long clear middles, light. 28
to 34 lbs., quiet, 48a 6d; long clear mid
dles, heavy, &j to 4o lbs., quiet, 4ss; thort
clear backs. 16 to 20 lbs . quiet, 4ks; cleaf
bellies, 14 to 16 lbs., dull, 6ts. Shoulders,
square, 11 to 13 lbs., quiet, 43s. Iird. prime
western, in tierces, dull, 60s; American re
fined, in palls, dull, 5u.
CHEESE Firm; American finest white
and colored. 59s.
TALLOW Prime city, dull. 27a Sd; Aua
trtliun in london, firm. 31s 2d.
Imports of wheat Into Liverpool last week
were 31$o0 quarters from Atlantic ports,
none from Pacific ports and 25.lv) quarters
from other ports.
Imports of corn from Atlantlo ports last
week were I4.i) quartern.
The Provision exchange here will be
closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1.
ChlrasTO Provision Market.
CHICAOO Der. 24 BUTTER Quiet and
easier; creamery. 18tf27Vc; dairy, 174j25c.
EGG3 Steady; loss off, cases returned,
CHEESE Firm; twin. 13c; daisies, 13c;
Young Americas, 13hc.
DRESSED PUTLTRY-8teady; turkeya,
16417c; chickens, 94) 10c.
Philadelphia Trodnc Market.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec $4. B UTTER
Weak and aold le lower; extra western
creamery, 29c; extra nearby prints, 83c.
EGOS Quiet but steady; fresh nearby,
27c, loss off; fresh western, 27c, loss off;
fresh southwestern, 284j2c, loss off; fresh
CHEESE Unchanged: New Tor full
cream, prime small, 134i4c; New York
fair to good small, LHilSnc; New York
prime, Inrre. 13c; New York fair to good
PEORIA. Dec' 14. CORN-Lower; new
No. 3, 41c.
OATS-Steadyj No. I white, tlHc
JEW YORK STOCKS AND BONDS.
Market Closes Firm at To Notch at
NEW YORK. Dec 24 The. stock market
closed firm today at the top level of the
day, with net gains In a few of the prom
inent railroads, and specialties reaching a
point or more. The day's movement of
prices was not of much significance and
the dealings were on a very small scale,
except In the local traction group. In which
there was nome large buying without any
definite explanation. The trading was Idle
nearly to the point of stagnation at times,
and the brokers gave more attention to
playing pranks In celebration of the eve
of the Christmas holidays than to trading
In stocks. The Produce exchange celebra
tion began midway of the session of the
Stock exchange on the same floor and
reparated only by a low partition. Specula
tive strtlment may easily have been tinc
tured by the festivities. The distribution
of Christmas donations was on a liberal
scale and helped the prevailing cheerful
sentiment. There was apparently some
outetandlrg short Interest also which chose
to cover for the holidays, especially as
many brokers are preparing to leavo town
for the rest of the week.
The strength of the local tractions had
a sentimental effect on the whole list, the
rise In Brooklyn Transit extending to over
4 points. No definite explanation of the
rise waa forthcoming, but old rumors had
renewed circulation of n passing of control
to the Pennsylvania. Sugar also was well
sustained nt a recovery from yesterday's
sharp decline. The most Hctlve period of
the trading, however, was during the de
cline of the morning. The maintenance of
the call rate at between and 10 per cent
was the depressing Influence. The block
ade restriction enforced by the blocking
powers of La Guayra on the steamer
Caracas occasioned some uneasiness,
though of little direct Influence. The an
nouncement of wage Increases by the New
York Central and the Atlantic Coast line
called renewed attention to a tendency
which Is general throughout the railroad
world. The passing of the dividend by the
St. Joseph Island tlrat preferred explained
yesterday's late break of 8$ points In that
stock, to which was added a 2Vi point de
cline today. Canada Southern was also a
sufferer from the reduction In Its dividend
rate. The great Influence of these two
cases waa not encouraging. The rise of 13
points In Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling
was unexplained. The stiffness of the call
money rate and a hardening of the time
market were not effective in checking the
rising tendency In sterling exchange or the
fs lllng tendency in New York exchange at
interior points. At Chicago the New York
exchange fell back to par, after having
ruled at 40c premium last week. More
than t500.000 was again transferred to New
Orleans today, but $250,000 was paid out
by the sub-treasury on transfer of Alas
kan gold from San Francisco. Yesterday's
heavy customs collections, coupled with
the falling off In pension payments, has
resulted in a wiping out of the sub-treasury's
earlier contribution to the money
market. Money Is also rising in London
and there were continued large transfers
by cable to that center today.
There was some distributed activity In
the bond market, but the price movement
was rather Irregular. Total sales, par
value, $1,080,000. United States new 4s ad
vanced V and the old 4s Vz per cent on the
The following are the closing price on
the New York Stock exchange:
B. & O
. do pf4 2H
'l TFIII picinc stv,
.. 7afTol.. 8t. L. W 21
.. II do pfd 44 Si
..ISOVi Union Pacific M)
.. 73 do pfd II
.. 44 Wabaah 2
.. ilW do pfd 43
.. 70 W. A L. E 24
.. 74 do Id pfd 13
..116 Wia. Central 2
.. 47 do ptd 62
.. 30 Adaml Express 200
.. 37 Am. Eiprea 230
..217 V. 8. Eipresa 130
.. 1( Wella-Pargo Ex 220
.. 33 Amal. Copper 64
The. It Ohio
Chicago A Alton...,
Chicago, I. & L
Chicago A E. I
Chicago ft Ot. W...
du 1st ptd
do 2d pld
Chicago N. W...
Chicago T. Sc. T....
C, C. C. 8t. L
do 1st ptd
do 3d pfd ,
Del. & Hudaon
Dala., L. & W
Denver & R. O
do lrt pfd
do Id pfd
Ot. Northern pfd....
MViAm. Car A Foundry.. 344
37 ' do pfd 89 V
am. Lineeeo uu 16
. do ptd.
.lt34 Am. Smelting 4k
.246 1 do pfd
. 3y Anaconda M. Co..
. 1 Brooklyn R. T....
. 34V,Volo. P. I
. 6; (Con. Oaa
. 444 Con. Tob. pfd....
. 116 V' General Electric
. 97 IHwklng Coal
9 lnt'n'1 rapw ....
Illinois Central 144'jj do pfd..
.. 17', International Power
Lake Erie & W....
L. & N...
Met. St. Rr
Minn. A St. L ...
M.. K. A T
N. J. Central
N. T. Central
Norfolk A W
.. s Lacled Cjaa
... 47 , National Biscuit....
..115 National Lead
..124 No. American
...147 Pacific Coaat
..13 Pacific Mall
.. 22 .People's Gaa
.. II Pre Med Steel Car...
..in( I do pfd
,..1044 Pullman Pal. Car...
.. 3;i Republic Steal
.. 66'4 do pfd
.. M '4
.. 54 ty
...lMHTenn. Coal 4k Iron
.. 7l, U. B. A P. Co....
... II 1 do pfd
.. Ji'i V. 8. leather
,..164 do pfd
.. 3 V.. B. Rubber
.. 84 do pfd
.. 71 II. B. Steel
..71 ' do pfd
,..89 Western Union ...
... 494 Am. Locomotlvo...
... 344 do pfd
.. o K. C. Southern....
..1764a do pfd ,
,..1U Rock Island
.. fi do pfd
Ontario A W
do 1st pfd
do 2d pfd
St. L. A S. P
do 1st prd
do 3d pfd
St. L 8. W
Kevr York Money Market.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. MONEY On call
firm at oVitlo ner cent: closing offered at 6.
Time money firmer; sixty and ninety days
and six months, 6 per cent. Prime mer
cantile paper, 6 per cent.
STKKLlMi EXCHAMIIS-I'lrm, witn
actual business In bankers' bills at $4.8675
for demand and ut $4.83125 for sixty-day
bills. Posted rates. $4.84 and $4.87'V Com
mercial bills. $4.824fi4.S3tt.
SlLVlSK Bar, n.W'4. Mexican dollars.
HONDH Government, strong; railroad,
The closing quotations on bonds are as
V. 8. ref. Is. reg ,07V L. A N. unl. 4s 101
do coupou I'ui jnex. v emrai sa 77
do Is, reg 107 '4 do let Inc 23
do coupon lui Minn. A St. L. 4a... 10?
do new 4s, reg 13S4 M., K. A T. 4s 3744
do coupou lib1 do 3ds 33
do old 4s. reg loo N. V. Central Is 10S'4
do coupon 110 do gen. 14a 106
do 6a, reg 103 N i. C. gen. 6a 135
do cuupnn lUo-lt No. PaclAc 4a 103
Atchison gen. 4a 101:4 du 3a 73
do aill. 4a l l. a w. c. 4a aav
B A O. 4s 1U34 Reading gen. 4a K
do 3s Mini, k a l. s. c. so. .113'
do conv. 4s 104V St. L. A 8. r. 4s.... 7
Canada So. 2a ' St. L. 8. W. la tt
Central of Oa. 6a !' do 2ds 13
do 1st Inc lb s. a. a A. p. 4a.... M
C. A O. 4s 103'., So. Pic! Be 4a
Chicago & A. !s ?3"i So. Railway 6a 130
C, b. A Q new 4s.. 14 Texas A P. la 114
C. M A Rt P g 4s. 113 T . , Ht. L.. A W. 4a.. 76
. A N W. c. 7a iS3 I'nlos Pacific 4a 104
C. R. I. ai P. a4 l"1 do conv. 4a Hid V
V.C.C. A Rt. L g. 4a Wabash la .....114V
Chicago Ter. 4a 1 do 3da ioi
Colo A 8a. 4a 12 I do deb. Ba 74
r. A R O. 4s 100 weat Shor 4a 112
Er e prior lien 4a I a W. A b. E. 4a tl
do in 4s M central 4a tl
Pt. W. A D. C. la. ..110 .ton. Tub. 4a 66
Hocking Val. 4a...l0
london Stork Market.
LONDON. Dec. 34. Closing Quotations!
Consols for money . 12 16-14 New York Central. .. J65
ao account masters... T3
Anaconda l Pfd aj
Atchison 4 Ontario A Westers... 30
An nfd 1' Pennsylvania 7u
Canadian Pacllc 132 Hand Mines 11
Chesapeake A Ohio... 47 Readlne 33
Chicago u. w r.ii ao 1st pro 44 u
('.. M. A St. P 179l do 24 pfd J
D?Beera 3'.' Southern Railway.... 31
Denver A R. 0 40 I do pfd 34
du pfd 13 Southern Pacific 4444
Erie 34 T. Union PaclAc 100
do let pfd 44 I do pfd it
do 2d pfd 47 United States Steel.. tt
Illinois ('antral 141 do pfd sac
LouIstIIIo A Nash. ..126 Wabash 314.
Mli-sourt. K. A T... !' do pfd it
11AK BILVER-Steady lit 22Vd per ounce.
MONEY 4 per cent. The rate of dis
count in the open market for short bills
is 4'ii4 per cenr and for three-months'
bills 4 l-r cent.
err Ynrk Mlatatr quotations.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24 -The following are
the closing prices on mining stocks:
Adam Cos 16 Little t hief t
A Ilea la Ontario 17;
llreace 46 Opklr VIM
Dronawlck Cos I 'Phoenlg 4
t'omstock Tunnel ... 6 Potosl 20
Con. Cat. A Va 126 Savage 13
Horn silver 126 Sierra Nevada 44
Iron Silver 40 Small Hope 30
Lead vine Cos I iktandard 36
Baak ( learlnas.
BOSTON, De 14. Clearings, t2,4!.33;
. nuiHi. uo. i4. Bojik clearings. H.C31.
750; corresponding dsjr last year, $1.SS1.
S58 85; decrease. $;f44.899 77.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec K Clearings,
W.MSUSb; balances, $8,000,01. Money, per
BALTIMORE, Dec. f4.-Clesrlngs, $3,564.
SM V-alsnces, $.10,121. Money, per cent.
(fJCAOO, Dec. 84. Clearing. $2R.918.oRS;
bausnces. ll.83X.WSv New York exchange.
par. Foreign exchange, sterling, pouted at
$4 84 for sixty days and $4 8?H for demand.
jincinimati. Dec. 24 Money. per cent.
New York exchange. 40c discount. Clear
ST. IXKTIB. Dec. t4.-dear!ngs. r S2.180:
balance, $081,970. Money, steady. Mi per
cent. New York exchange. 26c premium.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24.-Clearlngs, $.',
r 2.796; balances, $13,899.87$.
LONDON. Dec. 24. Money was In active
request today and the supplies were short,
considerable cash being owing to the Hank
of England. Discounts were harder. On
the Stock exchange no business waa trans
acted In the mines except in Contangos.
Consols were steady. Americans relapsed,
and there was a few realizations, but they
were afterward disposed harder, became
Irregular and closed quiet. Grand Trunks
were firm. Kaffirs were maintained.
PARIS. Dec. 24. Prices opened hesitating
on the bourse today, but led by foreigners
they gained some firmness toward thj clore.
Industrials were firm. Hlo tlntos receded
on New York advices, but subsequently
rallied slightly. Kaffirs were firm and more
active. The private rate of discount was
2 16-1U per cent. Three per cent rentes,
99f 874c for the account.
BERLIN, Dec. 24. Business was hesitat
ing on the bourse today owing to New York
advices, but prices were fairly maintained.
Iron shares were advanced. Canadian Pa
cific relapsed. Discount rate for short bills
was 2 per cent; for three months' bills,
SH per cent.
OUTPUT OF PACKING HOUSES
Not Mirk Change In the Marketing
of Hoga as Compared with
CINCINNATI, Dec. 24.-(SpecloI Tele
gram.) Price Current says: There hasi not
been much change In tho marketing of hogs.
Total western packing Is b45.0H0 head, com
pared with 575,000 head the preceding week
and 675,000 head last year. Since November
1 the total Is 6,015,000 head, against 6.190.IHO
head a year ago. Prominent places com
pare as follows:
1902. ' 1901.
Chicago 1.405,000 1.690,000
Ktnsaa City 875.0O0 670,0ii0
Sojth Omaha 330, ooo 425.000
St. Louis 235,000 315,000
St. Joseph 233.000 406,000
Indianapolis 211.000 310,000
Milwaukee ItS.OOO 200.000
Cincinnati 113,000 126,000
Ottumwa 82,000 112.000
Cedar Rapids 87,000 103,000
Sioux City It7,000 176.000
St. Paul 160,000 145,000
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 24.-COTTON
Quiet and steady; sales, 1,9,"9 bales; ord
inary, 6"!c; good ordinary, 7c; low mid
dling, 7. U-16c; middling, 84c; good mid
dling, 8 11-lSc; middling, fair. 9-c; re
ceipts, 24.996 bales; stock, 395,111 bales', fu
tures, quiet and steady; December, 8.17
8.18c; January, 8.18c; February, 8.23.25c;
March. 8.28fi.29c: April, 8.31(fi.33c; May,
8 3"(flfl.38c: June, 8.40ra.41c; July, 8.43&t'.44c;
August, 8.18c bid.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. COTTON Opened
quiet and steady at unchanged prices, ral
lied a point or two and then eased off S4r4
points, only to turn steadier again, with
the close very steady at a net loss of 2
points to s net rise of S points. The In
fluences at work on the market were first
bearish and then bullish. The early ca
bles were unsatisfactory. Early Indications
as to the receipts for the day were under
the mark and the local contingent started
an incipient raid In the absence of public
support. Later, however, public support
became something of a factor, following
advices pointing to an unsatisfactory show
ing by the week endera and tending to
change statistics through large exports
and large home consumption. As the day
advanced local shorts covered and there
was some Investment demand, which gave
the market a firm undertone up to the
close. The January situation remains un
changed, such as to keep the market In a
state of uncertainty. The total transac
tions of the day were estimated at 50,000
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24. COTTON Steady ;
middling, 8'4c; sales, 1,000 bales.
LIVERPOOL, Deo. 24. COTTON Spot,
Sulet; prices 2 points lower; American mld
'ing, fair, D.ltM: ood middling, 4 6Sdj mid
dling, 4.52d; low middling. 4.4od; good ord
inary, 4.28d; ordinary. 4.16d. The sales for
the day were 4,000 bales, of which 1.000 bales
were for sale and export, and Included 7,600
bales. American middling, good, December,
4.50d; December and January, January and
February and March. March and April,
4.49u-4.&Od; April and May, 4.51d; July and
August, 4.51d; August and September, 4.4.Vg
Oil and Rosin.
OIL CITY, Pa,, Dec. 24. OIL Credit bal
ances, $1.61; no shipments; average. 93,320
bbls. ; runs, 102,121 bbls; average, 77,000 bbls.
SAVANNAH, Dec. 24. OIL Turpentine,
firm, at $5.24.
ROSIN Firm: A, B and C. $1.50; F,
$1.60; O, $1.70; H. $2.00; I. $2.35; K, $2.85; M,
$3 35; N, $3.56; W. O.. $3.80; W. W.. $4.20.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. OIL Petroleum,
firm; turpentine, firm.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 24. OIL Turpentine
spirits, firm, 40e. Rosin, common, 4s 7Hd.
Petroleum, refined, firm. Linseed oil, firm,
26s. Cottonseed oil, Hull refined, spot,
steady, 21s 7V4d
NEW YORK Dec. 24. Spot Rio market
Suiet; No. 7 Invoice, bhc; mild quiet; Cor
ova, 7Ht12c. Futurea opened dull and un
changed and continued Inactive, most of
the transactions representing switches.
There was no feature In the foreign news;
a brace of holidays were at hand and the
local trade indifferent. The close was
quiet at a partial decline of 6 points. Sales
footed up 31.000 bags. Including December,
at 4.45c; February, 4.45c; March, 4.70c; May.
4. 8." 4.90c; June, 4.95c; July at 4.95c, and
September at 5.15c.
Evaporated Apples and Dried Frnlts.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. EVAPORATED
APPLES Tho market shows the usual pre
hollday dullness, but prices remain steadv.
Common are quoted at 45c; prime, 6l,Vfj
5Vjc; choice. 5V4i(j6e; fancy. 7S7'c.
CALIFORNIA DRIED FRt'ITS Spot
prunes are steady to firm, but rather less
active. Quotations range from SVfcc to 71-jc
for all grades. Apricots are steady at 74
12c in boxes and 7&'10c In bags. Peaches
also are quiet but steady at 12&lSc lor
peeled and 66 10c for unpeeled.
Sugar and Molaaaea.
NEW ORLEAN8. Dec. 24. SUGAR Dull;
open kettle, open kettle .centrif
ugal. $ 7-16V(T3ic; centrifugal granulated.
43-l64c; white, trA l-16c ; yellow. W,U
4c; seconds, 2VS3 6-16e. Molasses, quiet;
open kettle. 18722c; centrifugal, 7S21c.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. SCO A R Raw.
steady: fair refining, S7-16c; centrifugal. 9
test. $15-lc. Molasses sugar, $3-16c. Re
fined, steady. Molasses, quiet.
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.-WHlSKY-Steady at
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24.-WHISKY Steady st
PEORIA. Dec. 24 WHI8KY-On the basis
of $1 31 for finished goods. -
CINCINNATI. Dec. 24 WHISKY Distil
lers' finished goods on basis of $1.31.
Dry Goods Market.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-DRY GOODS
Buying of heavy brown cottons for export
to China continues and the tone of the
market for these goods Is firmer. There
Is no change In the home demand of any
moment. Print' cloths are quiet., but
steady. In woolen goods business Is mostly
In kerseys for overcoats and cloaks and
prices are firm.
Gold Is Transferred.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. The subtreasury
today paid out $250,000 on telegraphic orrl r
from San Franclfcco and transferred $joO,OuO
to New Orleans for local banks.
The total transfer for the day to New
Orleans was $560,000.
ST. IXlTI8, Dec. 24 WOOL-Flrm: me
dium grades and combing. 17ijrc; light
fine. luiijlKc; heavy fine, lolic; tub washed,
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. WOOL Firm.
Jary la Oat All Klght.
FREEHOLD, N. J . Dee. 24 -The Jjry In
the rase of Laura Blggar, Dr. Charles G.
Hendricks and former Justice of the Peace
Samuel Stanton, accused of having con
spired to secure the entire estate of the
late Henry M. Bennett, which retired at
4:30 p. m. yesterday, was out all night.
Alaskan Project Abandoned.
TACOMA. Wash., Dec. 24 J. R. Warner,
storekeeper st Illamnat bay, Alaska, for
the Transalaska cominri, who is hers en
route to Iowa to spend the winter, says the
project to build a railroad from Ihan bay
to Yukon liver has been abandoned Indefinitely.
MSNBCS SUGGESTS REFORM
Proposes Nsw Law rind Amendments for
Omaha's Financial Transactions.
WOULD PUT THE CITY ON CASH BASIS
Favors Scavenger Dill to Clear Tax
Hardened Real Estate and at
the aame Tim to
Brine la Money.
City Treasurer Hennlngs Is among the
first of the municipal officers to make a
definite statement of the changes required
In the charter to Improve local conditions.
Mr. Hennlngs, from the experience he has
gained In a close application to the duties
of bis office and from a careful Investiga
tion of the taxpayers' Interests, finds
several things for the Incoming legislators
to consider. In an Interview the city
treasurer points out to the publlo the
existing conditions and suggests remedies
for what he considers the evils therein.
"Section 109 of the statutes should be
amended. Under Interpretation by the
supreme court, the treasurer, selling either
at public or private sale, must Include all
delinquent taxes, both regular, and special,
and the purchaser must pay all of these
to constitute a valid sale. The legality of
many of the special taxes being open to
question, the purchaser at tax sale often
refuses to buy and many of the lots
against which these specials are assessed
therefore remain unsold.
"In order to furnish the city with this
necessary revenue the county treasurer
should be allowed to offer the sale ot this
property for the regular taxes only, after
having offered them with the total taxes
standing against them and having received
no bids thereon, and the certificates of tax
sale delivered to the purchaser should con
tain a clause that the validity of all taxes
levied prior to the date of sale shall not
be questioned by him.
"The city charter should bar any prop
erty owner from contesting the payment
of any special Improvement tax unless
action Is brought In court before the ex
piration of one year from the date of the
approval of the ordinance levying the ape
clal tax for said Improvement.
Personal Property Tax.
"The state revenue laws provide, la sec
tion 139, that taxes. levied agatnst personal
property shall be a lien thereon, while the
charter does not make them such. This
should be corrected.
"Any personal taxes remaining unpaid
after four years of their delinquency should
become outlawed, and It should be man
datory upon the treasurer to use all efforts
to collect them before that time.
"That personal taxes can be collected
has been demonstrated by, the city treas
urer, as, during the year 1902, he collected
over 92 per cent of all such taxes within
four months after their delinquency.
"Up to the year 1898 the city has out
standing special fund warranta to the
amount of $150,000, upon which Interest at
the rate of 7 per cent accumulatea In the
aum of over $10,000 annually.
"In many Instances the special fund war
rants will never be paid out fully by the
funds upon which they are drawn, partly
because taxes were declared Illegal, and
partly because the city has compromised
the tax upon the property and accepted a
less amount In full satisfaction. Warrants
to about the full amount of the special
levy having been drawn it naturally fol
lows that the holder ot the last warrants
rannrt be satisfied or paid out ot this
levy. For Instance, a rertaln Jl3trl.-rt liov:
a levy of $1,000 charged as special taxes
against the property therein, and warrants
to the amount of $800 are drawn thereon
In sums of $100 each. These warrants are
drawing interest, as are also the special
taxes, but after the lapse of five years, or
more, the city compromises with the owner
of the property for, say, 60 per cent In full
satisfaction of this tax assessed, which
gives the treasurer $500 with which to pay
the $800 In warrants; necessarily $300 of
this must remain unpaid and draw Interest
of $21 annually.
Ilond Special Fond Warranta.
"The source for redemption of these
warrants hare been destroyed, through
this compromise, without the consent of
the holder of the warranta, the city cer
tainly will be held liable for their redemp
tion. Had the city the right to bond
these warrants, only about SH per cent
Interest would have to be paid upon these
obligations, as Omaha bonds are now sold
at about that figure, and the floating debt
drawing 7 per cent, would be wiped out
for one drawing only about half as much
"BeBldea avoiding expensive litigation,
the credit of the city would thereby be
raised In the money centers. The re
deemed special warrants could be held by
the treasurer as asseta and any money
paid in on them might be put to the credit
of the sinking fund for the Interest snd
redemption of such obligations.
"In order to bring up a discussion re
garding the enormous amount of unpaid
back taxes levied upon Omaha real estate, I
would like to call attention to the follow
ing facts and figures:
"First On July 31, 1902, the delinquent
leg'ilar taxes amounted to $1,351,124.20, In
terest on same, $973,631.11, or a total of
"Second All taxes, from 1860 to 1902, are
in force, and each year the delinquent
taxes of all prior years have been car
ried forward, and In the above amount are
Included poll and dog tsxes from the year
1&0, and a large amount ot other uncol
"Third It Is a well known fact that a
great deal o( the real estate In Omaha la
burdened with more taxes than It would
"Fourth Over 90 per cent of all real
estate taxes levied during the years 1864
to 18'i9, Inclusive, have been collected, ex
cepting for the years 1896 and 1897.
Ninety-Day Scavenger Bill.
"The remedy which the city treasure
would offer Is that the legislature could
pass a so-called scavenger tsx bill, good
for ninety dsys from dste of approval,
which would provide:
"First That all real estate taxes levied
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WEARE COMMISSION CO., CHICAGO
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GRA1S. I'HUVISIONS. IT&t'HI, BANDS
Bought and aold for cash or
OMAHA BRANCH. 110-111 Board of Trade,
W. E. Ward. Local M-nager
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jDIIIX I l'sBii ..reioiai
T t.ZL2 K. ItriLaiwes er alo.ratk.iu
vf -. u. w . of aaacess Bearhfaaa
$ Tl rs CnotW ' rainless, sad nut oalsay
r?i,lTKlttJl44al.lfJJ S t poieotWis.
V"VSTt, rwi M WraMrts
during the rears 1809 to 1$SS, Inclusive,
amounting to $88,355, shall be cancelled.
"Second That payment of 10 per cent
ot the principal only shall liquidate the
total balance of taxes levied from 1888 to
1889. Inclusive, amounting to $73, 21$. 86. and
which could produce under such an act
"Third That a payment of 80 per cent
of the principal only shall liquidate all
taxes levied from 1890 to 1894. Inclusive,
amounting to $200,158, which could produce
"Fourth That a payment of 75 per cent
of the principal only shall liquidate all
taxea levied from 18A5 to 199, Inclusive,
amounting to $434,899, which could produce
"If thla act would only produce two
thirds of the amounta above mentioned it
would not only put us on a rash basis, but
would enable us to retire an Issue of bonds
of $100,000 due In 1903, and also be the
means of reducing the levy for general ex
pensesbut the greatest benefit, and most
lasting one, would be that all the real es
tate which baa been taxed to death and un
productive for years would In the future
become saleable and again produce reve
nue, thereby reducing the burden on the
balance of the real estate in the city.
"The only objection that could be ralaed
against this plan would he that some tax
payers might hold off paying subsequent
taxes In hopes ot similar act becoming a
law In the future. This could, and should,
be remedied by the passing of a law which
Is In force in all states of the union, to
the effect that a valid and Irrevocable title
shall be given to the tax purchaser.
"In conclusion. I would say that I have
given thla matter my serious consideration,
and have consulted a number of our heav
iest and most prompt taxpsyers, and aa as
sured thst such a measure would meet with
their hearty approval. Let's clean off the
slate, save what we can and stsrt anew."
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The following births and deaths were re-
ported to the Board of Health during the
twenty-four hours ending Wednesday noon:
Births Jsmes Btapleton. 4233 Nicholas,
boy; James Vomacka. 1523 Pine, girl; John
gchnlder, 2718 South Twentv-flrst. bov;
Steve Schlcker. 1910 Martha: J. W. Kaneft
8412 Burt, girl; O. W. Todd. 2804 Harney,
girl; O. Gray, Eighth and Clark, girl.
Deaths J. J. Murphy. Bt. Joseph's hos
pital, 29; Edward Inerson. St. Bernard's
hospital, 60; Joseph P. Sweenev. Chicago,
THE REALTY" MARKET.
INSTRUMENTS filed In the register of
deed s and county clerk'a offices on De
Byron Reed company to Edgar Estill,
lot 1, block 103, Florence .$ 750
A. E. Lewis and wife to Andrew An
derson, nw se 5-16-13 2 jsoo
Commercial Land company to H. 8. '
Thomas, lot 33, Cunningham & B.'s
Total amount of transfers .$3,561
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