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THE OMAHA DAILY TIKE:' MONDAY, FEllttUATlY 2. 1003.
MINING IN THE BLACK HILLS
Tictorii Comisnj UncsTfrs Rich Or in
Bagged Ton District
VlLL tRECT A CYANIDE PLANT
Oaiaka Parties Art latrrrated la the
Umpaar. Which Own a Lara;
Mamber af Valaable
TJEADWOOD. 8. D., Teh. t (Special.)
The Victoria Gold Mining and Milling
'company baa recently uncovered tome very
Jlch ore on Ita claims In the Ragged Top
district, aiid the work which Is being
done la showing up rant amount of It.
During the year Just past the company
Jbaa expended $4,000 la development work
alone, and has to ihow for It 605 (eet of
open cut work and tunneling. The work
fWhlch the company has been doing In the
Ragged Top district proves that the big
era shoots which hive been opened up In
the f!pearflsh, Dcadwood. Standard and
other properties there have their counter
part at different places In the district.
On the Pine lode of the company an open
cut sixty feet long has been made which
is In ore all of the way and has exposed
one shoot twenty-eight feet- In thickness,
twelve felt of wbirh hat, from sample tests
made, bn proved to be of good commer
cial grade. Thla shoot, from surface Indi
cations, to at least 400 feet wide, and the
pen cut will be continued across It, when
drifting will be started at some favorable
point. There la already one tunnel on
this or shoot which has been driven In
for a distance of 100 feot and was mad
for the purpose of determining the course
and dip of the shoot. Sixteen hundred feet
to the south of this open cut a shaft has
been sunk for a depth of about 100 feet
and at sixty-three feet ore was struck. Be
sides this work, numerous shafta and tun
nel have been sunk and run to prospect
the surface ores. Assays from these give
returns ranging from 15 to IS per ton
gold, and all of It cyanides to tb very best
advantage. The company has Us ground
ao we!l developed that- it haa made ar
.rangementa . for the erection of a large
cyanide plant upon it this spring. The
plans now contemplate a 250-ton plant,
which will be built on the mtllsite owned
by the company, on which all tho water
necessary to operate It can be had and
to which the ore can be delivered by gravi
tation. The company owns thirteen full
claims of full width In this district, and
cn all of them ore has been found and
opened up to a considerable extent. Allen
B. Smith of Omaha la president of the
company, while Interested with him are
aevoral other well known Omaha men,
William Olaaa being secretary. The com
pany also owns sixteen claima In the
Hornblende district, twenty-five miles south
of Dead wood, but la at th present "time
giving most of r.s attention to the develop
ment of Ita claim In the Ragged Top dis
trict, the Rip Rap group and with every
chance of making them producera before
the year la ended. ,
Cleopatra Shows Rich Ore.
.The development work on the Cleopatra,
which adjoins the Rip Rap group, is pro
ceeding on the quartxite and a little ore
la coming Into the drift which haa been
started from the bottom of the doep abaft.
Thla Is the deepest workings In the dis
trict and upon the' result of this work a
great deal dependa, but It, looka now aa
though the judgment of Oeneral Manager
R. B. Hughea of the property was all right
and that there will be found on the lower
contact aa rich ir hot richer shoots of ore
than haa yet been uncovered In the surface
workings. The Cleopatra people are eat
laded with what their work haa' revealed
rnd are going right ahead, with it, conn
dent that the ore body 'which the drift on
the quartalte Is approaching will prove to
b very rich and very extensive.
The work of enlarging the Imperial
cyanide mill In the First ward In thla
city to 200 tone daily capacity is well
along. Thursday three carloads of - ma
chinery arrived for the plant and will be
put In place at once. When the plant waa
Brst built It was arranged to meet thla
contingency, ao all that la necessary now
la to get the machinery into the building
and to atart It going. The plant waa a sort
of an experiment when first built. It being
the only plant of the kind In tha Black
Hills built on level ground, all the othera
having been built against a aide bill and
depending on gravity for tha greater part
,ln moving their ores -to and from the
crushers and rolls. It waa a success from
the first day it was placed in commission,
almost a year ago, and ao profitable haa It
been in Ita operations that the company
haa decided to make It more so by adding
an additional 100 tona to Ita daily capacity.
Tha original plant will keep right on run
ning and treating ore during the time that
tha addition ta being made and when that
work la finished the aame power will be
sufficient to run the entire works. The
'plant, while ostensibly having a dilly
capacity when the present work la finished
of too tona, will really be a 2i0-ton plant,
for the present plant, which waa built for
a 100-ton plant, often treat a 135 tona of
or a day. The company owna giound In
th Bald Mountain and the Blacktall gulch
districts and has been treating or from
Ita mines In those placea and us In tho
Bald Mountain property on of tha largest
shoots of slllctou or in the Hills, opened
up by numerous workings, and hundreds
of tona of or In sight ready to be broken
down and treated. It la expected that tho
enlarged plant will be running In about
. Will Bend a Carload to Denver.
LB AD, 8. D.. Feb. 1. (Special.) The Rex
Mlulug company, which la developing a alx
foot vein of free-milling ore on Whitetail
gulch, a ahort dlatance from thla city, will
this week aend a carload of the ore to Den
ver to have a mill teat of It made. The
or la aa!d to be rich and ahould the teat
mad in Denver demonstrate that it can be
aucceaifully treated by the cyanide process
a plant wilt be erected on the property Just
as soon aa weather condltiona permit. A
foundation tor a hoist and a'.r compressor
plant la being built, and when they have
been Installed the work of taking out or
for treatment will begin In earneat. At
present the company Is working in a shaft
from the end of a 120-foot tunnel, which Is
being sunk alongside of th vln, which Is
at this point alx feet wide, a vertical. (Sta
tions will b cut and preparatlona mad to
atop out or, ao that everything will be
la readiness e'ther to furnish a plant of Its
own with material to work on or to ship
for treatment elsewhere.
KEYSTONE. 8. D.. Feb. 1. ( Special.)
While drifting for the vein on the 200-foot
letel of th J. R. min a large body of
pyrltlo or has been cut through. This or
carries good valuea in gold and Is aa ex
cellent smelting proposition. v The work on
th J. R.. which Is being don at th p."ea
cat time, la for the purpose of opening up
U vein on tha lower levels, and Superin
tendent Crocker expects that th drift men
tioned above will aoon atrlka It. If this
vein should prove as. rich at thla depth as
It Is at th surface the J. R. will be on
of th best producing small velna in ths
Ed Flynu. who baa been prospecting his
ground at th foot of Mount Aetna, near the
Holy Terror, haa struck a good alied ver
tical of free-milling ore. Th ore prospects
well In the pan, and while it ta not ao rlvh
as ta cr from Ui famous nilus which it
adjoins, still with depth It I believed that
the values will Incrcas".
Kiamlsea the Ma-F'lareee.
T. R. Griffith of Hrldga, Colo., has been
In Keystone fur several ilsys making an
exsminatlou of the Ida-Florence property,
and ao far as his examination haa gone, Mr.
Orimih expresses himself as very well
pleaaed with the outlook for a rich mine.
He believes that the vein from which so
much rich ore haa been taken Is a perma
nent one and that with a little mor de
velopment It will be a great producer.
The ahaft on the Fraternity property I
now down about seventy-five feet and when
twenty-five feet further haa been aunk. a
atatlon will be cat and drifting for the
vein begun. The shaft will be aunk for
several hundred feet, and at the various
levels stations will be established. The
property Is looking very good, and there
la 7ry reason to believe that It will de
velop Into a bonanza.
- A night and day shift la now being
worked In th ahaft on the Lucky Bald
win property In Friday gulch, and it has
been sunk to a depth of seventy feet. The
ahaft la atlll In ore and the apeclmena of
free gold which are brought to the sur
face In every bucket of or taken out
rival In richness those taken from the Sun
beam mine, which property It adjoins.
Many openings have beoa made on the
ledge, beside the big working shaft which
Is being sunk, and In all of them the or
prospects and assays high.
ROCHFORD, 8 D., Feb. 1. (Special.)
Yellow Bird mine In the Hornblende dis
trict la proving to be as rich at a depth
of 100 feet as It was a few feet below the
surface. Tho shaft baa now reached the
100-foot level and from there a drift has
been run crosscutting th vein, a vertical,
and It has proven to be twenty-four feet
wide from wall to wall. At this depth the
ore aasays well, some samples going aa
high as $85 to the ton, but other have
gone aa low as $2. An average of the dif
ferent samples' assay givea the entire
vein an average richness of about $9.60 to.
the ton gold. The ore la free milling, but
aa yet It haa ever been tested In large
quantities, but arrangement will be made
In a ahort time to run several tona
through a stamp mill. The development
work on the property will be continued
until such time as the management of
the, company which owns the ground be
lieves th mice, has been sufficiently
opened up to warrant the erection of a
plant upon It.
Mlale May Is Sold.
CUSTER CITY, S. D., Feb. 1. (Special.)
The Minnie May, located about three
miles, from thla city, one of the best de
veloped gold propositions In the district,
and owned by Tom Dickson, has been sold
for $30,000 to eastern parttea and the first
payment haa been made upon It. A thor
ough test will be made of the ore with a
view of determining the best method of
treatment, and when this Is learned a mill
will, be built upon It.
Operations upon the Crown Mica mine
will be resumed next week, and shipments
made to the eastern markets. The mine
haa heretofore produced a good grade of
commercial mica, and recent work on It
haa disclosed largo deposits.
The big working shaft on the Saginaw
mine Is now down past the 500-foot level,
and the mine is looking well, the ore
keeping up Its valuea.
FEMALE PRACTICAL JOKERS
Doesn't the Stamford Affair Repate
tho Theory That Womea
From time immemorial, says the ' Chi
cago Tribune, it haa been charged against
women that they are lacking In, K not
entirely destitute of, a sense of humor.
The charge haa been disputed over and
over, but It 1 repeated persistently, even
though one woman aet herself up aa a
profesaional humorist and indicated at
least one of her sex from the reproach. A
recent occurrence at Stamford, Conn., now
demonstrate that a large number' of
women In that town have ' not only a
aense of humor, but are successful prac
tical Joker. ,
There la a car club at Stamford, and a
cat club presupposes women, for no man
would dare to avow himself a member of
auch an organisation. The club In ques
tion recently announced, ita annual cat
show. ' In connection with the ahow It was
given out that the member had arranged
a mouse baiting contest a one of Ita fea
tures, and. Indeed, that, they had gone ao
far aa to order 2,000 mince from New York
to be slaughtered for a feline holiday. As
soon aa the announcement waa made there
waa a commotion all over Connecticut.
The Rev. . Deloa Love, president of the
Stat Humane society, made an eloquent
proteat to Mrs. Cummlnga,' president of
the club, who replied In a good-natured
way and insisted upon their right to kill
off the 2,000 mice because the mouse is
the natural prey of the cat and, besides.
Is a pest In every house. The Rev. Mr.
Love then applied to the mayor of Stam
ford, and that functionary, who la hus
band of one of the officers of the club,
promised to use all hia authority to pre
vent the maaaacre. At x last accounta he
waa atlll striving with the mayoress, and
had got na further than that. Meanwhile,
the president did not agre to uae hia au
thority and forbid the mouse baiting,
whereupon several of the member of
the humane society tendered their resigna
After th matter hat been dlacussed In
the public presa and the pulpiteera had
dwelt upon the cruelty of woman, and
tho governor himself bad been Invoked to
use hia authority to prevent their pro
posed savagery, and when nearly the en
tire population had worked Itself up Into
a high state of Indignation, the president
of the club quietly announced that It had
never been Intended to have a mouae
j baiting' cod lest, but that auch a proposition
waa made aa a Joke at one of the meetings,
but was never considered seriously, and
that the 2X100 mice ordered from New York
were chocolate mice. Th newspapers, "aa
usual," had mad all th trouble by wrong
atatementa, but, when the club observed
what a tempeat waa raging over the matter
It decided to help It on a little, which It
did most successfully. Now that the show
Is In readlneas. Mrs. Cummlnga haa "let
the cat out of the bag" and "begs to calm
the feelings of all those who may have
auppoaed that the officers and member of
the cat club are Inhuman or would cater to
a depraved taste."
The membera of the club have enjoyed
tho Joke greatly and If any of the chocolate
mice survive the onslaughts of the cala
they will be aent aa aouvenlra to the mem
bera of the Connecticut Humane aoclety.
OMAHA LIVE STGCl MARKET
Beg.' 8teem and Cows Considerably Lower
Than a Wert Ago
HOGS HELD FULLY STEADY FOR THE WEEK
Althoaara Sheep Heeelpta for January
Have Beta the Heaviest oa Rec
ord Deanaad Has Beea Fatly
Etjaal to the Oeeasloa.'
SOUTH OMAHA, Jan. 31.
Receipts were: Calt.e. Hogs. Bheep.
Orhc.ai Monaay i.ul ,,o a.iai
Ullk'Ui Tuesuay v.. t.'iij lu.M .tl
Utdcinl WenneMday J.wa ' n.srf ,7tj
Oincml Tni.roay e.uot s,ioo t.tut
u.uitai i-rid.y l,ost 'i,mi 1,14
Otllclal baturaay tij ,KHt
Total thla week..' 1S.744 4S.947" 28,056
Week ending Jan. 3 la. 641 47.744 tt.liM
Week emlltig Jan. 10 oAW ift.M
Weea enuing Jan. 17 M.vat i,M HO. I
Wee ending Jan. 24 H.Dlf i,ui Uuiti
Same week imhi year 14. M). .4T5 AMI
Totul this montn 7t,ki4 iyt.it wn.37
Total January, 12 73.WW M.S7S
Total January, lnul bo. M,ti M.mu
Total January, lwn b,il7 lo.37 lu.Vil
'lotal January, lsfct 41,74 l4.sf M il, 4
Total January, 1M 4a. ixi.ib t7.S45
Total January, lsiti 4S.W4 m.ixti 41. (W4
'iota I January, loM 4,iiU v Vi,1Hi Vi.hi
Total Januury, ls6 bail lbu.MK Li, 741
RECEIPTS FOH THE YEAR TO DATE.
The following table shows the receipts of
cattie, nuns una sheep at Mouth Omaha
lor the yeur to date, and comparisons who.
last yean lnu.1. Imi. inc. Lcu.
cattie i,7us 7a,SU8 2,W
nogs I'jo.oM) Z!,' 3J.74K
btui'p (m.oij jo.au 4l,w4
Average prm ' puu for noas at South
Omaha iur the Uot aeveial a with voui-pui.kous:
Date. UU3. 1'J02.19U1.11900.1(SS9.1SSS.1897.
j si.. S
j a ii, 1.1..
tf la i
4 3i; i
4 3- 3 57
4 ! 3 67 1
4 il 3 44
4 J7 3 47 j
4 i) 4 48
4 s 4 -til
4 uj 3 0O
4 1, to,
4 4WI U
4 U 3 o
4 681 I
4 ti 3 S0
4 8 3 49
4 Ui 3 bli
4 14 3 H
4 54 1 3 to
4 k) 3 56
1 t t i
3 421 3 13
3 44 3 2S
3 Vol 3 2?
3 3 iJ
3 40 3 13
3 41 3 U
I 3 II
s tn I vi
17 4 53 3 t4
3 H 3 ili
3 b0 3 ii
3 64 3 26
3 671 2 U
8 65 3 33
3 721 3 35
8 67 3 30
8 621 3 2
2 641 3 27
were far 'mm helns- finished and the lambs
oold at IR. IA. Tskine the week a whole
the market has been In very satisfactory
condition to the. aelllna Interests.
Very few feeder have been offered this
week, but the demand wis Bumolent trt
tnke all that arrived at (rood strong trlne.
The demand of course Is confined largely
to the better grade, as common stuff is
riot wanted In the country.
Quotations: t'holre western tnmha, t-VFVtft
; fair to good Inmhs, 3'.Oft4ri.f; chol-e
native lambs, a.7toitt ofl; cholre yearlings,
3.1.0C4IO.4II; fair to good yearlings, 84.7fir5.iO;
cholre wetners, 34.o:'(j4 fci; fair to good. 34 M
dj4.5"i; choice ewes, 4.0i!4.4ti; fair to good,
H.2o74.i; feeder lambs, 34.BVh47K; feeder
yearlings, 33. 7,Mt4.0il ; feeler wethers, W.ifi'd
4 00; feeder ewes, 82.604j3.00. Representative
sales: , .
No. ' Av. iPr.
cull rv 104 33 00
447 western ewea lui 4 10
! MARKET FOR STOCKS DILL
Strong IntaresU Keep PricM Up, bat Mak
No Effort to Boom Them.
LARGE AMOUNT OF CALL MONEY OFFERED
Oatalde at Wall Street Outlook U
Moat atlafactory, with Indira
tloaa of Contlnaatloat ol
'. The o flk la 1 number of cars of stock
brought in today by tnch road was:
Cattle. Hogs. Bheep.H'r's.
C M. A St. P .. : ..
Wabash 1 ..
t'nloii Pacitlu system ..11 3 2
C. & N. W 21 .. ..
F.. E. & M. V 25 ..
C St. P., M. & 0 4
B. & M 17 .. ..
C, B. Q 3 8 ..
C, R. I. & P., east.. 1 . .. ..
C R. I. & P.. west.. 3 ......
Illinois Central .. , II
Total receipts 1 96 I I
Tile disputation of the day's receipts waa
aa follows, each buyer purchasing tha num
uer of heud Indicated:
Buyers. , C.ittle. Hog. Sheep.
Omaha Packing Co
Swift and Company
Armour A Co
Cudahy Parking Co
Armour, from Hioux City
Armour, frcm Kan's City
Morton At Oregaon
Totals....... 76. -7.061 , 457
CATTLE A I generally the case on a
Saturday, there were not enough cattle
here today to make a market. The aupply
for the week haa been fairly liberal, but
Still, there ta a aught decrease aa compared
with last week. The receipts for the month
of January, us will be seen from th table
above, ahow a big Increase over last year
and also over all previous years. Other
markets have alao had heavy supplies, so
that the general downward tendency of
prlcea is not to be wondered at.
The beef steer market hi week haa been
In rather unsatisfactory condition., The
quality of the offerings was Inferior and
receipts were larger at all points - than
packers needed. On- Friday there waa a
slightly better tone to the trade, but still
the week closed with prlcea loi 20c lower
than the close of tho previous week. The
bulk of the cattle now coming forward sell
from 34.UO to 34.60, with an occasional bunch
good enough to bring 35.00 or ;etter, but
no finished cat tit have been ofered with
which to make a teat of the market.
' The cow trade haa also Buffered quite a
decline. As compared with the close of
last week, it is tufe to cuote the general
market a quarter lower, or 2.):Vj lower.
The class ot row that have buffered the
most are those that - hav been - Helling
around 33.26 mid 33.60, while the Cannera
went off the KuHt. The bulk, of tho cow
ell from 32.60 to (3.50, with prim grade
aelllng up to 34.40.
Aa mentioned yeaterday, the bull market
haa betrn very uimatlyf uctory to the aelllng
interests. The better grades in particular
have been hard sellers, and have brought
little more than the bologna bulla. It takes
a prime fat bull now to bring 83.60, while
the bulk sell from 32.23 to 33.26. Veal calves
have held juat about steady all the weal.
The week closed with the market on
stockera and feeders of good quality active
nrtd atrong. Dehorned cuttle in particular
were ready sellers and brought conviderably
more than the Jiorned cattle of the same
quality. Cattle weighing from 800 to 1.0U0
fiounda were in the (reatest demand, but
Ight cattle of good inutility alno aold well,
but common stuff of all weighta waa neg
lected and hard to 'sell at any price. The
bulk of the cattle sell from 33.25 to 33.76,
with prime cattle selling as high aa 34.40.
HOGS Thare waa just a fair Saturday'
run of hogs here today and the market
opened about ateady with yesterday's close,
or nearly a nickel lower than yesterday's
average. The market was not particularly
brisk, but still, owing to the . moderate
offerings, practically everything was dl
pMd of in good aeason. Th bulk of the
medium weight hogs sold from 36.65 to 36.75.
The prime heavy hogs sold from 36.76 to
te The light stuff sold from 36.86 down.
The receipts of hogs for the week show
an increase over laat week amounting to
about 1,000 head. For the month of Janu
ary there Is a decrease aa compared with
the aame month of last year of about
S4,0fl0 head. The market fhia week haa
been in fairly good shape, althougn prlcea
have fluctuated quite rapidly back and
forth. The week closea with a giln of
about 4c as compared with the cloae of
laat week. Representative euiee:
I1NPON, Feb. 1. Business on the Stock
exchange last week waa confined to pro
fessional dealings, the public continuing to
show a lack of confidence. Americans were
listless, though continuing to display firm
ness. A spurt In Canadians relieved t.ie
monotony. Grand Trunka and Canadian
Paclllca advanced sharply. The propoaed
conference of the I'nlted States. Mexlro and
China regarding the silver queatlon 'had a
good effect on tht price of that metal, and
also on the market for Mexican railways.
Some evidence vjys shown of a return of
confidence In South African mlnea aa a
promise to hold out a solution of the labor
difficulties In South Africa. There whs a
lively demand for money aa a consequence
of the collection of taxes, and the borrow
ings at the bank amounted to about
BKKL.IMY Feb. 1. The upward movement
on the Stock exchange gained in strength
and volume during the last week, almost
all tha departments scoring rises. The pri
vate public haa evidently begun buying
again in some departments. The princlpnl
causes tor the rising tendency are ine
abundance of money, the large government
loan operatlona to be carried through In
the near future and In a lesser degree tha
Improved tone of the Iron market, which
last week made further progreas. The an
nouncement of the transformation of the
Krupp works Into a Joint stock .company
scarcely affected the market, since all the
shares will remain In the possession of
Bertha , Krupp.- The sharea will not be
listed on the bourse and it la even expected
that the tranaformatlon will be carried
through without the Intel-mediation of any
bank. Nevertheless, the Dresdner bHnx,
stock rose upon the bank' personal rela
tions with the Krupp firm. Other bank
stocks rose etrongly on prospects of large
earnings through the forthcoming loans
and Dlsconto Oeschellchaft advanced
through prospecta of a settlement of the
Venestiela claima In which the bank is
heavily Interested. The domestic govern
ment receipts recorded an advance and all
foreign rentes were very strong, especially
Austro-Hungarians, Argentines, Chinese,
Portuguese and Roumnnl.ina. Mexican silver
3s wer heavily bought on tne Frankfort
Stock exchange on account of I'resiUeiit
Roosevelt'e message regarding the propuaed
silver conference. Railways were mostly
higher, especially Austrlans and Canadian
pacifies, ocean transportation were higher
and Hamburg capitalists bought actively
Hamburg-American securities. Coal and
Iron shares were moderately higher and
most of the other Induatriala were atrong.
especially electrical. The uncommon
abundance of money continues to affect the
foreign exchange. Small amounts of gold
were aent to Austria, and England, which
renders It probable that the Relchsbank's
rate will remain at 4 per cent for a week
or so. Private ad vicea at Hamburg state
that the complalnta made regarding the
classification of American grain referred to
the eariv shipments of torn, particularly
from Baltimore, which were not sufficiently
dried for transportation, and arrived in a
damaged condition. Complaints have rot
' Dry Goods Market.
MANCHESTER, Feb. 1. DRY GOODS A
strong tone was displayed on the cloth
market throughout laat week, although the
closing waa BomeWhat quieter. A fair
amount of business was 'transacted, despite
the price of cotton Impeded negotlationa,
foreign buyers not responding readily to
the terras offered. -The general expectation
pointa to a period of comparative inac
tivity. There has been a dlmunltlon of
offers from India and transactiona on Chi
nese account were on a smaller acale, China
being well aupplled with most descriptions.
Meanwhile a miscellaneous business, reach
ing large proportions, waa done. Yarna
exhibited considerable strength. Supported
by the buoyancy ef the market, the manu
facture are. maintaining the daily ad
vancea. Although the transactions' done In
yarn during then-week were not large,
several important line, are quoted at -Increased
--. ., i n; 'i ,
- CHICAGO JLIVB 8TOCK MARKET.
Cattle Uamlaal Hoar aatl Sheet
Steady, wit a Fair Heeelpta,
CHICAGO. " Jan. - SI CATTLE Reetpts.
8 0ui); market nominal; good to prime steers,
84.60fi-5.75; poor to medium, 33.0O4.5O; stock
ed and feeder, 2.25(&4.&0; cows. 31.4o4f4.60;
heifers, 32.0U4f4.75; canners, 31.4042. 40; bulla,
32.26G4.28; calvea, 33.504f4l.75; Texae-fed
eteera, 33.50(84.60. ' ' '
HOGS Receipt today, 13,000; . estimated
for Monday, 38,ouO; left over, 8,600. Market
steady at yesterday's cloae; mixed and
butchers, 36.604t6.75;-good to choice, heavy,
6.fco4i6.95;. rough, heavy, 88.&o4fl.50; light,
M.sni4.S6; bulk of sales, 6.6oi6.75.
SHKKP AND LAMBS Receipt, 1.O00;
market steady; good to choice wethers,
34 4IK&6.25; fair to choice mixed, 33.6tH34.40;
western ehecp, 33.76tj5.00; native lam be,
34.OC4v6.40; wet'.ern lambs, 34.U0&8.26.
Oflicial yeeterday) ,'..,'
i Receipts. Shipments.
Cattle 3S.1S9 ' 4,818
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Bloax City Mt) Btoelc Market. ;
SIOUX CITT. Ia.. Jan. 81. tSpecial Tele-
v . TTt 1.- D.lnt. y Mi hand
gram.; -- t.iiun ..,..,- ,
. . .o laml rut ...iur. titilltt .inn
rmUd 31.5O4t00; Blockers and f?or.
32.754t4.30; calvea and yearlings.. 32.504H.W. ,
HOGS Receipts, 3.800 head; 6c lower, aell
lng at 38.rK&475; bulk, 86.4O4f.80. . . .-
A Little Oae-Hldra.
"Some women ar very unreasonable,"
aid the young man.
"I'm afraid so. I'm expected to give up
smoking. Here Is a girl who recite "Cur
lew Khsll Not Ring Tonight,' play popular
marches on the piano, whether it'a ia tun
or not, and cook things la a chafing dish,
wbo say ah couldn't think of marrying a
man who ha any bad habits." Washington
. . i 1
( klstM Railways Borrow t ank.
ODESSA. Feb. 1. The Ruaso-Chlnes
bank has been commissioned to place a
loan of t8.0oo.000 in Paria tor aa alcaalon
cf th Chin railway.
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... 4 to
4 W .
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10 ( 47',
M 41 S
... 4 41i,
1M 41 'J
... 4 IT,
1M 4 471,
... 4 74
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4 4 TO
... 4 7
... 4 7:
110 t Tlli
... 4 7;
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... 4 7b
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... 4 75
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ewea on the market today and they brought
34 lo. which waa pronounced just about a
steady price. For the week recelpta have
again been liberal and for th month trior
la a gain over the aame month of laat year
amounting to over 4U.UU0 head. Aa will ba
aeen from tha table of recelpta above, It W
alao the largest run ever received at these
yards In the month of January.
- The demand, though, on the part of local
packers haa been fully etiual to the 'occa
sion and a good, ateady, active market has
been experienced ail the week. On some
days when receipts wers heavy parkers
iMjunded me nan-tat stun a iittin but thut
in lo be expected. The hrat ahlpment of
Colorado anccp arrived. Uila week, but they
NEW YORK. Feb. 1 Rpcc'aI.)-Hcnry
Clews, In hia weekly Wall street letter,
The stork market has hen In a dull and
, uninteresting condition. Business activity.
Improved monetary conditions and common
Interests between market leaders are all
against lower prices, atlll there had been
conspicuous lack of stimulus for a rise
until the unexpected ease In money which
developed on Friday. Many of the heavy
capitalists are absent in the south, and,
though this fact does not necessarily Inter-
fere ith market activity, yet co-operotlve
movements are not generally undertaken
'when those chiefly interested are so wlde'.y
scattered as during winter and summer
! Evidently the big men are agreed on n
supporting policy. Plans of the greatest
Importance are erill under consideration ami
I the present time Is not opportune for any
Interference. There has been a decided
change for the better In the financial situa
tion; a halt has been called In reckless
financing; the promoters have had their
activities curtailed and have wisely stopped
making new ventures until those already
launched have proved their ability to get
along. There Is consequently little of the
danger now that lurked In the financial
situation six montha ago, particularly as
trade and Industry remain active. Wall
street is unquestionably in rounder condl-
1 tion today than at any time during the last
Much Call Money Offered.
The sudden offering on Friday of very
large amounta of call money, by three of
the stronaett banks connected with the
moct powirful financial interests, suggested
I J pronounced change in tlie attitude ot
these parties, who have hitherto been ultra
conservative. Aa stated above, there has
i been a decided improvement In the financial
I situation; but whether this unexpected
move wan the result or funds released
through the closing out of Syndicatea or an
effort on the part of the big leaders to
revive confidence is not mado known. Such
action, however, is a very effective demon
stration o' confidence on their part, and
will inevitably nave a stimulating effect
upon the general market.
The outlook for the money market Is
satisfactory. There will probably be an
abundance of funds for all legitimate re
quirements. Bank reserves are rising with
the return of currency from the interior,
and moderately easy rates may be expected
until preparations for April settlements are
In order. Oold exporta seem to be a possi
bility, but European requirements are not
very urgent, and In view of our large gold
firoductlon there is no cause for concern
n thla respect, especially as our exports
of agricultural products continue large.
Thus far there arc no signs or anticipating
the payment of 340,000,000 to France tor thi
Panama canal, though no doubt the plana
for that important transaction are all con
templated. Commercial Oatlook Good.
Outside of Wall street the outlook Is alao
satisfactory. No Indications of any cessa
tion in our Industrial or commercial ac
tivities are discoverable. We now have a
population of about 80,000.000, compared with
50,000,000 In 1X0. an increase of 60 per cent
In twenty-three yeara, and this not only
explains recent remarkable activities but
Is assurance of their reasonable continu
ance. Iabor haa made great strides during
that period, and la today getting larger pay
and ahorter hours than ever in its history.
Hence, there la a heavy consumption of all
the necessities o- life. Capital, however, is
feeling the elect of these demands, and
the number of railroads and Industrial cor
porations which are reporting smaller net
earnings la steadily Increasing. The rail
roads and manufacturers alike are en
deavoring to recoup themselves by getting
better rates; but there is a limit to trta
process, find we are already entering a
stage where high prices In the United
States must meet foreign competition. We
are likely to see a well sustained activity
In both commercial and industrial circles
nr a loner time to roiw? but if profits
continue to decline it la inevitable that labor
will, eventually nave to race ettner unui
tiowna or lower wages. Much will depend
upon the next harvest, for both financial
and Industrial Interest will be largely
affected thertby. Should the crops be ample
and find good foreign marketa present con
dltiona may continue another year; should
we have poor crop the result will be
different. One thing, at least, is likely an
Increased acreage of wheat corn and cot
ton aa a result of present high prices. We
are now fairly recovered from the 11(01 short
corn crop which caused a shortsge in
meats. Of the latter a better aupply should
soon be forthcoming. Our railroads are
still seriously congested with traffic, much
to the Inconvenience of shippers, but the
roads are making strenuous effort to break
the blockade. '
As- for the speculative situation, condi
tions favor a good safe trading market.
While prices refuso to show a general rising
tendency, there is no visible reason for
expecting any general decline; so. on de
cided breaks good stocks seem to be a pur
chase, and on sharp ralliea equally good
ale"- ' V
' St. Joseph L.lve ftoclc Market.
ST. ' JOSEPH, Jan. 31. CATTLT5 Re
ceipts 108 .head; ateady; natives, 33.755.6o:
Texan's and westerns, 33.26!j4.75: cows and
heifers, 32.0fn'i4.25: veala, 32.504j6.50; bulls
and stags. 32.6oti4.8B,
HOGS Receipt sv 4.260 head; light aitd
light mixed, 36.7046.85; medium and heavy,
36.807 97". , . ... ..
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts. 43 head;
market firm; Colorado lambs, 36 25; yeajr
linga, 35.25; ewe. 34.40ffl.50.
Stack la slant. -
. The follnwlna were the receiota of live
stock at th six principal cities yesterday:
. came. nogs, onaep.
4,41 ' ' 33,698 3.605
3.000 . 15.000
600 ', 2.000
P. B. Wear. Pre. C. A. fear. YPnt
WEARE COMMISSION CO., CHICAGO
aieauiera of the principal h-xebangta.
Private Wire to All Point.
GRAIN, PROVISIONS, STOCKS, BONDS
' Bought and sold for cash or
. futur delivery.
OMAHA BRANCH. Hu-lU Board of Trada
W. at Ward. Local Manager.
ulliuan's M LGitor"
COKN Exports of com are enormous, freight block
age east practically raised, shipments of corn the past
week; the largest in months. Amount of corn at Chi-,
cago and other prominent points rapidly deminishing.
Grading extremely poor. Market oversold. Holdings
are largely in the hands of a powerful bull crowd and
preparations are in order for an active bull campaign
shortly. SATURDAY KED LETTEIl goes into details
regarding the coming movement, the underlying condi
tions and the future selling price of corn.
WHEAT Further liquidation on wheat- will coine
early in the month when buying will pay big profits. I
am a believer in ?2.00 wheat on the May delivery and I
Lave thousands of reasons to substantiate my position.
STOCKS If you are interested in Wall Street specu
lations or if you are long or short of securities in the
New York market you should consult the I5ED LETTER
as it treats at all times upon all important movements
that are to come in Wall Street. . Send for SULLIVAN'S
FAMOUS KED LETTER.
George T. Sullivan,
Omaha Offka, Room A. N. Y, Ufe Bid.
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