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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, EEIVKUAftV 23, 1003.
TWENTIETH CENTURY CRAFT
aUrreloui Ease with Which Tools Ware
tepamted from Their Monay.
FLOOD OF LUCRE BEWILDERS PROMOTERS
Millions Poarrd Into the Coffers of
Get-Rich Fakir Aide Maht
on the (limr Worked In
' The ruccesslve collapse of get-rlrh-qulrk
concerns In Bt. Louis. Chicago and Ne
jork gives fresh emphasis to the sarin.
"A fool and hli money are eoon parted."
The eaie with which thousands of credulous
people handed In their money on the mere
promise of Irresponsible grsfters suggests
the need of amending the Barnum maxim
so aa to read, "A fool la born every sec
ond." 8even of the wrecked concerns In St.
Louis, gambling on horse races and In
grain, had 48,600 customers on their books
and they stand to lose a total of $1,585,000.
These estimates, made by the St. Louis
Republic, are based on the best Informa
tion obtainable from booka, employee and
victims of the looted concerns. Chicago
and New York together will easily duplicate
the 8t. Louis record, while New Orleans,
where the game Is being worked without
Interference, will add an equal amount to
the total when the Inevitable crash comes.
The way the game waa worked la detailed
Instructively by the St. Louis Republic, and
few extracts will be of Interest to tho
victims and the multitude Inclined to be
sporty with their mony.
The thing that stands out with glaring
pre-eminence, ssys the Republic, Is the
utter looseness of the methods of conduct
ing the affairs of the office, the unbusiness
like administration of their affairs, the
wanton extravagance which prevailed on
every hand, the laxity of system, which
resulted in the squandering of vast sums
of money In every department. Such was 1
tho riotous profligacy extant that It is
estimated fully 35 per cent of each deposit
was dissipated In useless and unnecessary
"expenses" before even an attempt could
be made to Invest It.
No such reckless extravagance would bo
tolerated for an hour by any reputable
tiuslnees concern, and yet, although these
facta were known and freely commented
upon by hundreds of Investors, they con.
tlnued as depositors. Many had blind, im
plicit faith In the statements of the officers
that the companies were earning fabulous
profits on their speculations, and could at
lord to have a liberal . expense account.
Othera, suspecting the truth, took a
gambler's chance, trusting to pull out con
olderably more In premiums than the prin
cipal Invested before the final collapse
The smallest salary received by any of tbe
(dice force waa $10 a week, and salaries
anged from that to $250 a month.
Knew How to Catch Hackers.
The willy promoters, expert Judges of
inlllble human nature, well knew how to
I alt the hook to catch the "suckers." As
'.i other and more legitimate lines, ap
pearances count for everything, and first
impressions . are lasting. Everything was
i rranged to give an air of solidity and
prosperity to the business. ' Magnificent
nultes of offices in downtown, buildings
were lavishly and luxuriantly fitted up,
courteous and affable employes and attend
nts were secured, and every convenience
.vnd accommodation for patrons was main
tained.. Especial attention, was devoted to
providing for the wants of lady patrons,
who outnumbered the men almost two to
me. Stenographers, typewriters, book
keepers, cashiers and clerks by the score
were in evidence, mostly girls, young, good
looking, neatly dressed and altogether at
tractive. The office presented a busy scene
hen open for business, and tbs general
-lr of activity and prosperity which hov--red
about went far 'toward stilling the
usplclons of the timid and confirming the
belief of the credulous that the business
was being conducted on a aound and
Although the companies employed a corps
of experts to prepare the specious and In
geniously worded advertisements, circulars
and pamphlets extolling the merits of the
investment, their most Industrious and sue
cessful advertising agents were the credul
ous Investors themselves. The women es
neclaliy were helpful In securing new In
vestors. Every depositor who hsd received
premium for a couple of weeks promptly,
s agreed upon, became Immediately an
industrious press agent for the concern,
and made haste to Inform his or her friends
or neighbors of the scheme, extolling Its
merits to such good purpose that the
listener straightway invested his scant sav
ings, or all that he could beg or borrow.
In the "mine "
Thus the scheme became an endless
chain, in which the promoters had nothing
to do but reap the reward of the energy of
thejr dupes. There would have been no
occasion for them to spend a dollar for ad
vertising or for agents to drum up new
trade. If It had not been for the occasional
scorss resulting from the efforts of honest
men to have the authorities Institute i
prosecution. These- spasmodic scares re
suited in heavy withdrawals of deposits by
timid Investors, necessitating full-page ad
vertlsements In hundreds of newspapers
and the employment of agents to restore
confidence and aecure new Inveators. All
this entailed vaat expense and made sad
Inroads on the capital.
Demands Were Met "Without DIIBrnlty
These constant and Incessant drains upon
the exchequer were met without trouble or
Inconvenience by the simple expedient of
using the capital of the depositors, and not
as the -"suckers" fondly believed, by re
course to the "surplus profits" of the com
pany,' There were no surplus profits, nor,
indeed, any. The process of conducting tbe
business waa simple. Tbe promoters took a
depositor's money, used 35 per rent of It for
operating expenses, and paid him his weekly
dividend out of the remainder aa long as It
lasted. After it had been alt used up the
deficiency was made up out of the money
of the depositor who Invested later. This
process could be kept up indefinitely as long
aa tbe aupply of new depositors remained
undiminished, unless the law Interfered, be
cauae there la a trite aaylng that "a sucker
Is born every minute."
The liberality of tbe promotera in the
matter of salaries, commissions and tips
wss never surpassed by "Coal Oil Johnnie
Tbe menial who performed the slightest
service about the building for one of the
promoters or managers received munificent
.tips. Extra night work waa paid for at the
rate of $1 an hour and $5 for Sundaya. Th
womea employes were furnished sumptuous
meals when they worked at night and were
sent home la carriages. Bartenders, wait
era, porters, newsboys, bootblacks, every
body who served the officers, were rewarded
with extravagant tip. Money Bowed like
water when they walked abroad. Tbe Im
preaalon became general among tbe un
thinking that the concern was making enor
mous profits to permit of such liberality,
and the golden flood continued to pour In
In a satisfying stream
The stream waa too constant, however
and la a year hsd poured such a volume o
money Into the Arnold exchequer that the
promotera became alarmed. Other riva
concerns) had sprung up and were rapidly
building up an enormous business. It the
promotera had originally Intended to Invest
its xuousy.la turf speculaUoa, aad share
the profits as agreed. It soon became evi
dent that not the one-thousandth part of
thr money received could be advantageously
used on all the race tracks snd breeding
farms In sll America, even If all Individual
bookmakers were retired from business.
Money not In use rsnnot earn sny dividend,
and there were millions of dollars In the
hands of the concerns absolutely tied up
and being dissipated In reckless, wsnton
and criminal extravagance.
The operating expenses of these concerns,
added to the weekly premiums due each
week, were so heavy that It wse a physical
Impossibility for them to win enough In
wsgers, no matter how large the wagers,
and how successful the play, to pay one
half the premium. The deficiency was
made up from the nonearnlng capital on
Bearlnnlnar of the KnA.
This was the alarming state of affairs
last December when Arnold A Co. at
tempted to relieve the strsln by reducing
the amount of the weekly premium from 8
to 2 per cent. This was the beginning of
the end. Rival concerns, eager to Increase
their capital, refused to make a similar re.
ductlon. and bid for Arnold-s patronage. In
a month the withdrawals weakened Arnold
to the breaking point, the disaffected ones
Investing In rival concerns.
The Investigation begun by the circuit
attorney two weeks ago, after the postal
authorities had made a partial examination
of these concerns, wss the direct cause of
the collapse. Arnold AY Co., learning that
tbe grand jury was Investigating Its meth
ods, and being financially weak, took
refugn In the pretext that the legislature
was about to examine Its affairs, and shut
down, pulling the other rompsnies to ruin
Many tales are told of how the turf In
vestment companies were bled right snd
left by unscrupulous persons. These Indi
viduals, realizing that the "Investment"
scheme was a mere cloak to "skin the
public," recognized the promoters as le
gitimate prey and proceeded to "skin" them
In turn, secure In the knowledge that they
could not afford to "squeal."
The tempting commissions offered to
agents who secured new Investors offered a
rare field for bleeding the companies).
Agents received a commission of 10 per
ent and,- In mnn7 cases, 15. 20 and 25 per
cent of the amount of the money depoalted
by a new patron secured by htm.
This commission was. paid Immediately,
whether the depositor allowed his money to
remain on deposit one year or one day. A
oten Instances are recorded where the
gents took advantage of this rule to enrich
themselves st the expense of the companies.
They organised parties of four, five, six
or more, raised a fund of $500 or $1,000 and
deposited this In one of the companies
under a certain name, receiving the com
mission. The following day the deposit
was withdrawn and deposited with another
ompany, another commission being earned.
This was continued until the money had
been deposited with each of the eight com
panies, when the round was sgain made.
nother Individual appearing . as the de
positor. Thus In Innumerable instances
each of the companies paid on tbe deposit
commissions amounting to twenty times
the principal, which it had never had the
use of for more than a day or two, and
which finally remained In the possession of
This easy way of making big money at
little or no risk came to the ears of others
than agents, and, many bona fide depositors
worked the game for weeks before the pro
moters reallred bow they were being bled.
This led to the adoption of the thirty-day
rule, requiring depositors to give a month's
notice before they could withdraw their de
posit. Even under this rule the scheme
was worked, and Anally the ' companies
ceased paying commissions altogether, aa
the money waa coming In without solici
Manx Investors Mere Women.
The unfortunate feature of the affair Is
that a majority of the Investors In these
concerns were women, and by far the
major part of whom can ill afford the loss
of the money. Many of these are young
working girls, servants, widows, dependent
upon their own exertions for a livelihood,
who have Intrusted their entire savings to
the mercy of these men. It is true thst
there are some depositors who realised at
first blueh the dangerous character of the
business, but who were willing to rlBk the
odds In a desperate effort to Increase their
capital. There were others, ' however, to
whom the real character of the enterprise
was not explained, or who, in their Igno
rance, were advised by equally Ignorant
friends that the Investment waa a aafe one.
It Is these that furnish the pathetic tea.
ture of the case. Widows who had been
left a small sum by the death of tho bread
winner, widows who had saved a pittance
by drudging toil, working girls and serv
ants who had atlnted themselves to put
by a tithe of their earnings for a rainy day,
men whose earning capacity was fast de
creasing these -were the reel sufferers.
The money ' that had been laid away to
educate tbe children, to provide for the fu
ture wants of the large family, to meet
the demands of sick fathers and Invalid
sisters and brothers, was Invested in the
hope and promise of speedily Increasing its
scanty proportions. Humble homes that
a week ago were bright with the ratnbow
hued prospects of future bliss, sre today
black with the bitterness of disappointment
Instances are numerous where men and
women sacrificed their tvlooglnga, mort
gaged their chattels and sold their little
properties and invested It all In the bubble.
A widow In South St. Louis, unsble to
speak English, took $600 which she had In
bank, aavlng to rear and educate her chil
dren, and deposited It all In one. of the
companies on the representation that the
weekly dividend would amply provide for
her needs while her children were growing
up to an age where they could aupport
her. She had received one dividend when
the bubble burst.
A butcher in North St. Louis sold bis
house at a sacrifice for $3,500 and luvested
It all with Arnold two weeka ago. Storlea
like tbla could be multiplied Indefinitely.
There were pathetic, humorous and ludi
crous incidents by the score in the offices
of the various concerns the days following
the crash, when depositors clamored for
their money. Oh Tuesday the managers.
seeking to allay the excitement and re
store confidence, hoping to diminish the
run on the bank, had "cappers," men and
women, circulate among tbe throngs, loudly
asserting their belief in the stability of the
companies, and exhibiting money which
they asserted they wished to deposit. Their
specious arguments bad little effect on the
atampede, however, and they were with
drawn the next day when their mission be
came apparent to the angry depositors.
Clever Rose Got Boy His Money.
A quick-witted young man owes the sal
vation of $250 which he had with Arnold
a- Co. to his resourcefulness and nerve.
Tuesday, while the office was packed with
angry depositors, he secured a telegraph
blank and envelope and forged Arnold's
name to a mesage, dated Hot Springs,
reading: "Give bearer. John Doe. hta de
posit of $250. He Is all right." Armed
with this he forced an entrance to the
private office of L. A. Gill and handed him
the envelope. GUI tore It open, read the
message, and, without questioning its au
thenticity, paid him tbe money.
A shipping clerk In a downtown store
tells a hard-lurk story. His two sisters
had each a deposit In tbe Natlooal Invest
ment company. So bad his employer.
Wednesday he took his suiters' certificates
down to the National, and, after reaching
th cashier, alter a Uxrea hours' wait, waa
Informed that hla sisters must call In per
son for their money. Next day his sisters
reached tbe office at a. m. and took their
place In line. At noon the shipping clerk's
employer sent him over to withdraw his
deposit. He succeeded In forcing his way
Into the crowd Just ss the Impatient mob
made a rush to get past the policeman at
the door. As the policeman whirled around
with uplifted club to drive the crowd bark,
the young man slipped under his arm un
observed, and reached a position near the
head of the line. Twenty feet In the rear
he saw his sisters, but, slthough he had
gslned a point of vantage, he was unable
to advance their Interests. He got his em
ployer's money and went away. At 2:30 p.
m. hla sisters landed plump against the
cashier's window and breathed a deep sigh
of relief. As they psssed In their certifi
cates through the window. Manager Hogue
cried out: "Pay no more deposits!" The
window wss closed with a slam.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL
FAT WOMAN IN A TURNSTILE
She Strnanled to net Free, Rani;
I p si Fere and Then the
In the Vnlted States circuit court, before
Judge Lacombe Monday morning, will come
up a case that has Its Interesting as well
as amusing side, relates the New York
Press. It Is thst of a fat fat, not stout
woman who got stuck In the turnstile of
an "L" station, and In her struggles to
free herself moved the gate back and forth,
registering a fare with every kick, until
the ticket seller wss driven frsntlc at the
fares being run up. for which he would
have to be responsible.
He grabbed her and began hauling her
out on the Installment plan. Every time,
he gave a yank ehe yelled and kicked, and
the gate moved and the fateful register
registered. When he flnnlly got her out of
her embarrassing position she was In a
state of collapse and he had about forty
fares on his register. She didn't pity him
one bit, but said he had been too rough.
She went to bed for several weeks. When
she recovered sufficiently she engaged A.
Hershfleld of 141 Broadway and sued the
"L" for $20,000 damages.
Mrs. Esther Srhleslnger of Newark Is the
fsir plaintiff. She was visiting friends in
East Fifteenth street snd started for home
by way of the Seoond avenue road. The
station at the Junction of those two streets
Is equipped with that nne-mansavlng device
known as a registering turnstile, which
once was described aa being Intended to
make a person work his passage.
When she came to the window and bought
her ticket she hesitated at sight of the
turnstile and looked Inquiringly at the
"Push," he said.
Still she hesitated, knowing she was no
"Push," he repeated. Then, "Hurry up;
don't block the way."
Nervous at the attention she was at
tracting from other passengers who were
crowding behind her and beginning to
make the free-and-easy remarks so com
aoa at crowded "L" stations, Mrs.
Schleslnger glanced again at the narrow
space between the arms oflthe gate, and
looked aa If she would like to fly over it or
sink through the floor.
"Push," said the ticket seller loudly
again, and In desperation she pushed. The
ticket man got sorry right away. Halt
way in and half way out, she became
wedged solidly, then pushed and backed in
vain, every new move making an ominous
clicking within the office that raised the
hair of the agent.
"Hold up!" he yelled. "Stand still!
You're ruining mat" And he flew out of
hla office to offer whatever assistance he
could. But Mrs. Scheslnger wanted to get
In or out, and swayed back and forth, the
clicking within steadily going on, with
the ticket man tearing his hair.
Obviously, from her upper girth, she
couldn't stoop, and, equally plainly, ahe
could not climb out unassisted. It was a
narrow pinch either way, and the frantic
agent grabbed her by the arms and tried
to boost her out. As he wss little and
nervous and she wss big and nervous, she
rose grandly from tbe floor only by Inches,
every yank given by the agent costing
him 5 . cents. She protested at being
hauled out In such an unceremonious man
ner from a position which ahe never
wanted to get into anyway, and the more
she protested the more she kicked, the
harder the agent hauled and the faster
went the register.
Finally it waa done, and with one last
click the gate swung to and she sank In
a heap on the floor, while the agent tore
back to hla office to count up his losses.
Though Mrs. Scheslnger hsd suffered
greatly, she did not taint, and several
passengers who had gathered around her
said the agent had been entirely too rough
In his treatment. The contention of Mrs.
Bchlealnger and her counsel Is that she
suffered permanent Internal Injuries.
Bullish Advices Lend Strength to Board of
MAY WHEAT GOES ONE-EIGHTH HIGHER
Corn Also Rlaea, While Oats Drop
Fraction, hot Provisions Role
Stronsr and Close gome
what I P In Trice.
CHICAGO, Feb. 21-Riilllsh foreign ad
vices imparted strength to wheat today and
R ilrm feeling was manifested. May being
4c higher May corn was up 4fl4e. while
oats were off a fraction. Provisions were
strong, th May products closing from 2V:
to 124c higher.
There was a firm undertone In the wheat
market and higher prices ruled under the
Influence of higher cables, the price at
Paris being especially strong for the our
lent months. The correction made In the
French crop report making the estimate
not unite so bearish was the principal cause
fur thn hiiihpp 'nrlces at ltvernool and In
directly helped values here. The opening
was firm with May 4&4c higher at 77V
777io. and under a sood demand from
shorts, who covered for tne Monday holi
day, the price advanced to 7S&78ic, selling
off toward the end of the session, but the
trMtm mam Kt-m ml,h U.v l,. hlvher at
774e, after touching 77Va,:,,,c. ' The volume
or Business was light, Hmau clearances
lo.flno bu. and a good export demand were
bullish Influences, as were the strong mar
kets In the northwest. Primary receipts
were S77.9K) bu. Minneapolis and Duluth
reported receipts of 211 cars, which, with
local receipts of 22 cars one of contract
grade made total receipts for the three
points of 233 cars, against 429 cars last
Corn was firm early on continued light
receipts snd higher cables, and a strong
demand held prices firm. Provision people
were Hsaln buying July quite rreely ana
there whs also some demand for May from
commission houses. The weather condition
was favorable, but had no special effect
on the market. The absence of any selling
pressure was a help to better prices. The
close was firm on a good export demand.
May being 4f4e higher at 454c, after sell
ing between 464c and 4Bc. Local receipts
were si cars, none or contract grade.
The trading In oats was light, but the
general tone of the market was firm, al-
inminn neavy realising laie in tne nay
caused a slight reaction. Commission
houses were the best buyers and there was
some buying for short accojnt. The close
was steady, with May a shade lower at
SFVs354c, after ranging between Soi8354C
and 36c. Local receipts were light at 169
Provisions ruled strona- and more than
recovered the loss of yesterday. Shorts
were good buyers of May ribs and there
was a good general demand for pork and
ribs supposed to be for trade account of
local packers. The advance in hogs was
one of the chief causes for the strength at
the start. The close wss strong, with May
pork 124e higher at $17,674; May lard was
24c higher at $9,574, while ribs were up
74o at $9,674.
Estimated receipts for Monday: Wheat,
35 cars; corn, 326 cars; oats, 200 cars f hogs,
43.000 head. . . .
No market on Monday holiday.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
per. standard, $ll W, nominal; lake and
electrolytic, $12"x 13 10; casting, $l2.6241f
12.874. Iead. $4 124 for spot. Hpelter, $5.00
ti3 10. Iron was ttrrn and nominally un
changed though ten. Hog upwards.
HI' 1TKH Receipts, 4.431 pkge., firm; state
dairy, 15'p2Sc; extra creamery, 2c; common
tj choice creamery, lti27c.
EGGS Hecelpts, 8.67s pkgs; easier; state
and Pennsylvania, average best, 17c; west
ern, fanev, lii'jc
CHEESE Firm; full cream, fancy, col
ored, fall made, 144c: late made, Ulil4c;
small, white, fall made, 144c; late made,
134r; lnrge, colored, fall made, 144c: large,
white, fall made, 144c; late made, 134c.
P"'LTRY Alive: Firm; turkeys, 14?
15c: fowls, 15c. Dressed: Easier; western
chickens, 14'mJ44c; western fowls, 14c;
OMAHA W IIOI.F.SAI.K MtHKKT.
Artlclos.l Open. High. Low. Close. Tea'y.
18 75 I
9 60 1
44 1 43
9 42 4
' No. 2. , ,
Cash quotations were as follows:
FLOUR Market steady; winter pat
ents, $3.6i4i3.70j straights, $3.3O3.40; spring
patents, ?.503.80; straights, S3.10&3.4O:
WHEAT No. 2 spring, 7879c; No. 3, 724
JT8Hc; No. 2 red. 79!V,'S794c.
LUKni-No. z, 44c; iso. 2 yellow, 44c.
OATS-No. 2, 34c; No. $ white, 34436o.
RYE No. 2. 484C.
BARLEY Good feeding, 42g-46c; fair to
choice malting, .4863c
SEEDS No. 1 flax, $1.14-. No. 1 north
ern, 11.19; prime iimomy, 14; clover, con
tract grade, $11.65.
PROVISIONS Mess pork, per bbl.. $17.50
WW. Obi. Kara, per luu ids., J9.fT44pt SO.
Short ribs sides (loose). t9.40W9 Drv
salted shoulders (boxed), $K.124igti.25. Short
clear Hiuen looxenj, . Ibajv.Ui 4.
Following were the receipts and ship
ments of Hour and grain:
Flour, bbls 8.700 8 9110
Wheat, bu 23,100 6,400
Corn, bu 231,400 76 000
uais, DU....r 134,910 126.700
Rye, bu 8,800 2.100
uaripy, du 3B.UUU 9.3D0
un tne Produce exchange today the but
ter market waa firm: creameries, ikh'n,.
dairies, 14''s24c. Eggs, easier; at 'mark. In
cluding cases, 15(6 154c. Cheese, steady, at
124t&12fto to 13(S(134c.
PUSHING A GREAT REFORM
Determined ESort to Outlaw Trous
ers and Hark Back to Sawed
It la reported from New Tork that the
tailors who set the fashions are going to
attempt to "bring In" knee breeches for
men once more. Let us hope that they
Of all the articles pf men's wear, com
ments the Chicago Tribune, the modern
garment variously known as trouters, or
pantaloons, or "pants," is the most hideous,
shapeless and Inartistic, It is a mongrel
to begin with. Originally It fitted closely,
as we may see by pictures of the time ol
Beau Brummel and the regent. With Hes
sian boots, or even with shoes and gaiters,
It waa not unhandsome.
But some innovating tailor conceived thn
notion that male humanity should be
togged out In modified aallor fashion, and
the "tights" which Mr. Pickwick wore
gave way to tbe monstrosities depicted in
illustrations of Thackeray's novels wide,
shapeless bags, made of violently checked
cloth, the whole suggesting the taste of
the stage darky.
Since then we have had many variations
of the sartorial genius. We hsve had
peg-top trousers and trousers with
"spring" bottoms. We have had very
tight trousers and we have bad tbem so
loose that they flapped In the wind like
signals of distress- They have been alike
In one particular, however. All have been
hideous. The highest priced trousers ever
made would not compare In comfort and
sightliness with tbe knee breeerbea which
young hopeful wears today.
Glance at a crowd of boys playing In
the street and note the grace and ease
which knee breeches confer even upon tbe
hobbledehoy. Then look at men, with
their "pants" lying In wrinkles upon their
shoe tops or turned up to keep them out
of the mud. Tbe comparison will satisfy
anybody of the superiority of tbe knee
breeches, even if the vanished bicycle
crate had not demonstrated It beyond ques
tion. Our sartorial dictators are to be com
mended for their effort to re-establish the
use of a convenient and sightly garment,
and if our fashion leaders bave any ar
tistic sense they will lend their aid to the
Innovation or rather tbe restoration.
It la a case of ouatlng a vulgar inter
loper cud calling La th rightful prince
NEW YORK GEXERAL MARKET.
Quotations of the Da? on Various
NEW TORK. Feb. 21.-FLOUR-Recelpte,
11,120 bbls.; exports, 6,835 bbls.; market
Condition of Trade nnd Quotations on
Staple and Fancy Produce.
ECKJS Market weak: fresh stock. 14c.
LIVE POULTRY-Hens, lofi 1114c; old
roosters. 4fa6c: turkeys. l;ttilfc; ducks.
9c; geese. ?ti8c; chickens, per lb., lnic
DKKHSEll pot ,11-. ti cRens. 11RIIZC:
hens, 114i lie; turkeys, l&4fl8c; ducks. lli&12c;
L ntK- I'acKing biock, 1.1c; mm
lalry, in tubs. Invito; separator, 24f26c.
OYHTERR Rtandards. Der can. 2m-; extra
Selects, per can, 35c; New York Counts, per
cm, 42c; bulk, extra Selects, per gal., $1.75;
bulk, Standard, per gal., $1.35.
KUZrJ.N me.ll r IHI1 1 rum, vpi'i,
herrlns:. 5c: pickerel. Rc: nlke. 9c; perch, fie;
buffalo, dressed, 7c; suntlsh, 3c; bluf flns, 3c;
whitensh, c; salmon, 16c; naanoi-K, 11c;
codfish, 12c; redsnapper, luc; lolieters,
boiled, per lb . 83o: lobsters, green, per lb..
81c; bullheads, luc; cattish, 14c; black bass,
20c; halibut, He.
BRAN Per ton. 115.60.
HAY Prices 000 ted bv Omaha Wholesale
Dealers' association: Chfiice No. 1 upland,
No. 1 medium, $6; No. 1 coarse, $5.50.
Rye straw, $6. Theso prices are for nay of
good color and quality. Demand fair; re
RYE No. 2. 4Rc.
NEW CELERY Kalamaxoo. per doi., 25C;
California, per dos., 45437;c.
I'UTA TUtD-Per OU.. 40(isi4uc.
SWEET POTATOES Iowa and Kansas,
NEW PARSLEY Per doz. bunches, 40c.
NEW CARROTS Per dos. bunches, 40c.
LETTUCE Per dox. bunches, 45c.
BEETS New southern, per dos. bunches.
50c; old, per bu., 40c.
uiciMBKKS-Hotnouse, per aos.,
PARSNIPS Per bu., 40c.
CARROTS Per bu., 4(c.
GRKEN ONIONS-Southern. per dox.
RADISHES Southern, per dos. bunches,
TURNIPS Per bu., 40c; Canada rutaba
gas, per lb., lc; new southern, per dos.
ONIONS Red Wisconsin, per lb., lc;
white, per lb., 24c; Spanish, per crate, $1.75.
SPINACH Southern, per dox. bunches,
WAX BEANS Per bu. box, $3; string
beans, per bu. box, $1.50.
CABBAGE Holland seed, per lb., iyc.
NAVY BEANS Per bu. $2.55.
TOMATOES New Florida, per 6-basket
CI ate, $4 5'6.00.
CAULIFLOWER California, per crate,
PEARS Fall varieties, per box, $3.50.
APPLES Western, per bbl., 12.75; Jona
thans, $5; New York stock, $3.2u; California
Bellflowers, per bu. box, $1.50.
GRAPES Malagas, per keg, $6.007.00.
CRANBERRIES Wisconsin, per bbl.,
$10.50; Bell and Bugles, $11; oer box, $3.60.
STRAWBERRIES Florida, per qt., 50c.
LEMONS California, fancy, $3.50; choice,
ORANGES California navels, fancy, $3.00
3.16; choice, $2.75; Mediterranean sweets,
$2.25; sweet Jaffa. $2.50.
DATES Persian, In 70-lb. boxes, per lb.,
60c; per case of 80-lb. pkgs., $2.25.
FIGS California, per 10-lb. cartons, 90c;
Turkish, per 35-lb. box, 1418c.
HONEY Utah, per 24-frarae case, $3.25;
CIDER New York. $4; per 4-bbl., $2.50.
SAUERKRAUT Wisconsin, per 4-bb...
$2; per bbl., $3.75.
MAPLE SUGAR Ohio, per lb., 10c.
POPCORN-Per lb., 2c; shelled, 4c.
HIDES No. 1 green, 54c; No. 2 green, 5o;
No. 1 salted, 7c; No. 2 salted, 6c; No. 1
veal calf, 8 to 12 lbs., 84c; No. 2 veal
calf, 12 to 15 lbs., 6c; dry hides, Sylc; sheep
pelts, 25Uj75c; horse hides, $1.5O(j3.50.
NUTS Walnuts. No. 1 soft shell, per lb.,
15c; hard shell, per lb., 14c; No. 2 soft shell,
per lb,, 13c; No. 2 hard shell, per lb., 12c;
Braslls, per lb., 12c; filberts, per lb., 12c;
almonds, soft sholl, per lb., 16c; hard shell,
per lb., 15c; pecans, large, per lb., 124c;
small, per lb., 11c; cocoanuts, per dos., 6uc;
chesnuts, per lb., 10c; peanuts, per lb.,
64c; roasted peanuts, per lb., 7c; black
walnuts, per bu., $1; hickory nuts, per bu.,
$1 GO; cocoanuts per 100, $4.
OLD METALS. ETC. A. B. Alplrn quotes
the following prices: Iron, country mixed,
per tons, $11; Iron, stove plate, per ton, $8;
copper, per lb., 84c; brass, heavv, per lb.,
4c; brass, light, per lb., 64c; lead, per lb.,
$c; xlnc, per lb.. 24c.
IXJNDON. Feb. 22 The stock market
openea ana ciosea witn a very strong feel
ing, but in the middle of the week It showed
some weakness. Consols struck the lowest
point they have reached this year, because
of home selling. Ame.lcan rails were list
less, Grand Trunks again being the feature
of transatlantic dealings. There is, how
ever, a note of returning confidence In
Americans, especially industrials. The fea
ture of the week was the failure of the
New Zealand loan of which the home
trader j were forced to take 99 per cent.
The bank rate remained unchanged and
this was a disappointment and had a de
pressing effect on business.
BERLIN, Feb. 22. The bourse had a quiet
week, no department showing great ac
tivity. German and foreign government
bonds were not traded In the usual volume
and mostly weakened moderately. The an
nual statements of the domestic bank are
beginning to be published, the market sdv
lng much lesa attention to them than In
previous years. The statements thus far
nave not wnoiiy satisfied tne market hence
the bank stocks have reacted from the high
figures previously reached. Heavy trading
steadle' hut rather dull; winter patenta """ inuu.umi ..ic, uui wiinoui
$3.664.od; winter stralghta $3.&u&3.&; Min- uniform tendency. Coalers were unusually
nesot patents. $4.10&4.26; winter extras, i'1"?? "J1 lh.t def,,rt p" ff cent
U-MilH,; Minnesota bakers, $3.203.40; 51vllen.,i b the1CrT"i'date? Vi1 ??m
im i,. m.a.io,.' o: 1:' nany. the same dividend as in 1901. Con-
quiet; fair to good, $3.003.35; choice to'
lancy. U.ttVft J.&a, Buckwheat flour, quiet
at $1.902.1O, spot to arrive.
COIINMEAL Steady; yellow western,
$1.1H; city, $1.16; Brandy wine, $3.40(g-3.55,
RYE Firm; No. 2 western, 62c, f. . b.,
afloat : state. 57i2c, c. I. f.. New York.
BARLEY Steady; feeding. 47c, c. I. f.,
Buffalo; malting 524fg!o, c. 1. f., Buffalo.
WHEAT-Recelpis, 2,860 bu. ; exports.
jo,,u uu. oixji nrm; jno. 2 reo, sac, ele
vator, ana mvo, r. o. o.. anoat; No. 1
northern, Duluth. 0c, f. o. t., afloat; No. 1
hard, Manitoba. 9uc, t. o. b., afluat. Op
tions were very Arm al morning on a de
mand from shorts. Inspired by a bullish
r rencn crop report, nigner cables and
firmer corn market. The close was firm at
4rul4c net advance. March. 84(&s44c, closed
ai m'c; may ciosea at si'c; July, 7&4
7H 13-l6o. closed at 784c; September closed
CORN Receipts, 53,000 bu.; exports, 164.424
5tj4c. f. o. b., aduay No. 2 yellow, 564c;
vtiiiic. 0141:. I'puuns wrrt strong
during the forenoon on better cables, ab
sence of contract arrivals at Chicago and
continued poor countrv offerings. The mar.
ket closed liim at tu-' advance. February
ciosea ai onvyc; Marcn, 01 i-ib'aaiHc; way,
D2W52 S-16c, closed at D2 9-16c; July, 5049
50AtC. closed at 5"H,c.
OATl Receipts. 34.501) bu. ; exports, 2.612
bu. Spot, steady; No. 2, 434c; standard
white. 444c: No. 3, 424c; No. 2 white, 444c;
No. 3 white, 434c; track mixed western,
nominal; track white. 434ij48c. Options
advanced partially with other markets, but
ruled dull. May closed at 424c.
HAY Firm; shipping, 55a70c; good to
HOI'S yolet; state, common to choice,
19o2 crop. 2Hri36c; llrjl crop, Mfi27c; old 124c;
Pacific coast, lo2 crop. 2tki;31c; 1901 crop.
23it'-6c; old, 8f124c.
HIDES Firm; Ulveton, 20 to 25 lbs.,
1S-; California, 20 to -5 lbs., lc; Texas
dry. 24 10 3o lbs., 14c.
l.KATHKK Firm; arid, 244tr26c.
PROVlSIuNS-Heef. dull; family, $15 no
Oilum; nun. $1' w(i 10.5: beef hairs, $20lXQi
21. au;. packers, $12.tMil:u0; ejtv extra India
mess. $25.U0ti 26 00. Cut meat, firm; pick
led bellies. J2T.'j 10.26; plokled shoulders,
$8.50; pickled hums. JU.V'&ll 50. . Lard,
steady; weH.ern steamed, $10.15; refined,
steady; continent, ' $lo.30; South America,
$lo.6; compound, $7.60'i7.75. Pork. firm;
family, 18.5i-glo0; short clear, I Id J5gj9.50;
BUTTER Firm ; extra creamery. 28c;
extra factory, U'(jl6c; creamery, common
to choice, I84i27c; held creamery, lVaJ&c;
state dairy, 15425c; renovated. 12.3184c.
CHEESE Firm, state full creams, fancy
small, full made. 144c; late made. 13414c;
jinall white, fall made, 144c; late made,
lJc; largv fall made, 144c; lale made,
Uc; large' white, fall made, 144c; late
EGGS Easier; state and average best.
17c; southern. ISc; western fancy, l4c;
TALIvOW Steady; cliV $2 per pkg ), 5c;
country ipkgs. fr). ((i64c.
RICE Firm; domestic, fair to extra 649
4c; Japan, nominal.
M ETA LS Price were without quotable
change, but there was a steady ferllnjr la
ail Uto us 11. Tin, spot, $- 6.su. Con.
solldated Coal company stock rose 20 points
on this dividend, other coal shares advanc
ing sympathetically. Iron shares were
mostly somewhat higher. All the German
cast Iron piping mills have formed a iirlce
agreement and reports from the It on mar
ket continue to Improve. Electrical had a
moderate reaction after the heavy advance
recordea auring tne previous weeks. Tex
tiles were unusually active. Woolen mills
were generally lower, but linens and cottons
rose strongly, the latter upon the large ad
vance in conun ana yarns auring tne
month. Cements were heavily dealt In.
owing to the convention for fixing the price
of cement, oui ine snares were mostly
unable to maintain the high quotations they
had already reached. Hamburg-American
and Norm uerman i.ioya snares were
mostly lower and there were few dealings
In them. Money waa offered for the monthly
settlement In the greatest abundance, but
could hardly be placed at the lowest rates.
The London exchange Is again rising and
it Is believed that gold will go to London
Kansas City Grain and Provisions.
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 21 WH EAT--May,
68i,c; July. eoc. -asn; .o. z naru, wuoo
No. 3, 664(87c: No. 4, encode; rejected. 66'a
60c: No. 2 red, 71c: No. 3. t4c.
CORN April. 38fc384c; May, , 384(6 3S4c;
CORN Cash: No. 2 white, 404-ilc; No.
'OATS No. 2 white, 36C(f36c; No. 2 mixed,
RYE No. 2. 451j4c.
HAY Timothy, $12.50'S 13.00; prairie, $9.0O!
BUTTER Creamery, 20tt24c; dairy, 19c
EGGS Fresh. IMC
Wheat, bu 53.6u 2l.oou
Corn, bu 75.4-i , il,ouu
Oats, bu 26.000 Zh.um
Total this week: 1S.9U 55.2P9 TT.IWi
Week ending Feb. 14. ...16.216 5S.9.-4 26.673
Week ending Feb. 7 17. MU 3S.926 26.350
Week ending Jan. 31... .18,750 50.296 25.0..6
Week ending- Jan 24. ...19 548 47.742 25.124
Same week last year... 14, 393 ' 62.626 19.509
RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR TO DATE.
The following table shows the receipts of
cattle. Iioss and sheeu at South Omaha tor
the year to date, with comparisons with last
year: . lyos. wi. inc. uc.
Cattle 131,006 121,119 9.881
Hogs 8:18.615 421.385 82.770
Sheep 178,772 116,636 61,086
Averaefl nrice nikld for tioss at flouth
Omaha for tbe last several da with coin-
Philadelphia, Produce Market.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 21. BUTTER
Firm, 4e higher; extra western creamery
28c: extra nearby orlnts. 30c.
EGGS Unsettled, 2c lower; fresh nearby,
16c at the market; rresn western, ic at
the market; fresh southern, 15c at th
CHEESE Unchanged; New York fjll
creams. Drlme. small. 14al4ic; New York
fair to fair small. 1341 14c; New York
New York prime, large, 14c; New York fair
to gooa, large, itm wc.
Dry Uiwdi Market.
MANCHESTER. Feb. 22.-DRY GOOPS
The cloth market was unable to keep ace
with the advances in cor'on. which are
a-reatlv disturbing trade. Moderate bus!
ness waa transacted at full rates generally
on small line The buyers were largely
speculators. The Indian market was quiet
and especially In the higher grades In Cal
cutta. There were fair transactions for
China at something leas than sellers have
lnr been Quoting. The demand In other
sections of miscellaneous operations was
restricted. The producers were firm in their
demsnds, being wen supplied wun orders.
The yarn market hardened and American
and home trade qualities were In demand.
Tha turnover wa muw too avarags.
OMAHA LIVE STOCK MARKET
Both Beef Steeri and Cows Oooiiderablj
Higher Than ft Week Ago.
HOGS ALSO HIGHER FOR THE WEEK
Active Demand for Fat "beep aad
Lambs and Prleea Advanced from
a Quarter to Forty Cents lir
Inar Week t'nder Review.
SOUTH OMAHA, Feb. 21.
Official Thursday ..
Official Friday ....
Official Saturday ..
Cattle. Hogs. Sheep.
Date. I 1903. 11902. 19oi. 1900. !1899.196.1I7.
6 70 6 93
6 80 ft 9-i
764 6 16
6 764 6 00,
704! 6 01
7241 6 04
t 69 1
The official number of cars of stock
brought In today by each road waa:
c, M. & St. p. Ky
Mlseourl Pacific Hy
Union Pacific system
C. & N. W. Ry
r ., hi. & M. V. R. R
C, St- P., M. & O. Ry
B. & M. Ry
C. B. & Q. Ry
K.. C. & ht. J
C. R. I. & P Rr.. east....
C, R. I. & P. Ry west....
Total receipts 18
The dlsnoaltlon of the flav's recelDt
as follows, each buyer purchasing tbe
ber of head indicated:
Buyers. ' . . Cattle.
Omaha Packing Co
Swift and Company
Armour A Co ,
Cudahy lacking Co....- ,
Armour A Co., Kansas City
Armour ft Co., Sioux City
Vansant & Co .
W. I. Stu 11
Other biii . . j ,
Totals 441 8.M1
CATTLE There were several oars of cat
tle reported this morning, but not enough
of them were offered for sale to make a
market For the week receipts have been
quite liberal in spite of the extreme cold
weather and a good Increase Is noted over
the corresponding week of last year. For
the year to date there la a gain of cbout
The beer steer marxet mis ween ras oeen
in very satisfactory condition, with the
tendency of prices upward. ' The demand
has been eaual to the supply and each
day's offerings changed hands In good sea
eon. A larger . proportion of the receipts
consisted of steers than at any former time
this season, but the proportion will aouDt
less be still large In the future, as advices
from the country show that the bulk of the
fed cows have been marketed. As com
pared with the close or last week it is sate
in finote steers 15c hlaher. and they are a
big quarter higher than the low time of last
week. The greatest Improvement has been
on the handy and medium weight cattle
such as have been selling from $4.00 to 24.50.
That is owing to the fact that from this
time on there will be a surolus of heavy
cattle, while light and handy weight cattle
will be comparatively scarce. That, how
ever. Is generally the case at this season
of the year and the range of prices usually
narrows as spring approacnes. 1 ne top
rice paid for steers this week has been
".0O. but a strictly prime bunch would sell
above that figure.
The cow market has also been active and
strong all the week and a net gain of 2fic Is
reported and in some cases the advance has
been as much as 35c. This advance applies
to cutters and cornfeds. Canners have not
been in very strong demand and prices are
only about steady as compared with the
close of last week. Canners sell largely
from $2.00 to $2.76, the medium grades from
75 to $3.25 and choicer kinds from $3.25 to
Bulls have not shown any ouotable
change all the week, as the demand Is still
limited for that class of meat. The bulk
sell from $2.60 to $3.26, with choice grades
around $3.50. Veal calves have been active
and steady, top grades bringing $6.26.
The stocker and feeder market has shown
very little change this week. Offerings have
Ken light and the quality poor, and prices
may be quoted Just about steady. The ad
vance in tne price or tat cattle this week
has taken the warmed-up cattle out of the
reach of feeder buyers, so that practically
nothing that has been fed corn now sells
for feeders. Common stockers and feeders
are selling from $3.00 to $3.50, fair to good
from $3.50 to $3.75 and the better grades
from $3.75 to $4.25. Representative sales;
No. At. Pr. No. At. Pr.
mo 4 W
1 no 1 n t ii7 $ to
.... 7 9 :6 I M I to
I ... 430 i lf 1 1UW I to
1 40 t CO 1 HO I ti
I lout I H 4 1044 I (0
I t (5 t 1124 4u
1 1040 00 10 ties 1 to
1 1120 I 00 1 10t 1 Tt
1 10 I It
41 rri $70
1 13U 1 00 ! 0 I M
1 110 6 16
STOCK COWS AND HEIFERS.
I r.o t to
STOCKERS AND FEEDERS.
. , 4 00 30 704 4 10
HOOS The hog market was rather un
even today and could be quoted generally a
shade eaaler. At the opening of the mar
ket some of the buyers started out and
paid fully steady prices for the good heavy
weight hogs, and bought them largely from
$7.00 to $7.10. On the medium weight hogs
they were bidding mostly a shade easier,
while the extreme lightweights were fully
a nickel lower. The medlurawetghts sold
mnMly from $6 924 to $6,974, while the light
stuff sold from $6 90 down. Trading waa
not active except for a few minutes In the
middle of the. market when medium weight
hogs sold about steady, but the close was
very slow and weak, and It was rather late
before the pens were cleared.
For the week receipts of bogs have been
quite liberal, there being but little change
from last week. For the first time In a long
while there. Is an Increase over the same
wek of last year. Prices have fluctuated
buck ami forth to quite an extent this
week, but the general tendency has been
upward and the week closes with prices
liiil5c higher than the close of last week.
No. Ar. JTh. Tr. No. At. Bk. Pr.
K6 lot ... 4 Ml ... I7U
U 1W 10 45 Ut ... 14
M 177 ... 6 7t C 149 40 74
'.! 4 1. 17 IS ... 7',
IOC 1H7 M I 10 7 241 M i 174
7t 1M 80 tt 7t Jit ... m..
(a 114 W IXI r r.4 ... ;',
74 tlO M t 0 07 21 ... 4(74
3 203 tO 4 00 M Hi 40 rT
M l"l ... 4 00 & 40 4 1
2 4X1 40 4 00 9 . T.li .. TOO
13 t0 ... tM (0 16 SO T 00
U tut 40 0 t !J1 ... TOO
77 U4 ... tuts .: tit ...'100
17 1D4 ... 6 Ms 4. ...'....IM ... 100
VI 214 ... 4 MS 71 2M ... 1 0
H Ill 0 t tIS 71 744 ... 7'
111 1S 10 4 US M M 40 7 00
7t t 130 4 K tt !40 ... too
71 122 ... IM 7t. ... . 117 ... t 00
71 l 40 It f 242 ... 1 0
SO lit ... 4 M 74 247 It T 00
it 14 40 t U 74 4 ... 1 00
76 110 ... ID -,i 140 ... T OS
.1 2U4 M 4 kt 7t Mt 40 7 OU
t 2i'7 10 I IS 70 241 ... t OS
72 t"7 K IK 71 ill H IN
M Ill M IK tl 7M . . 1 00
41 :i ... I Mt 7t 142 at 7 00
W t"t 40 I M 71 14f ... T 14
14 .23 ... tw 40 i lie IBi
74 u4 ... 4 t Tt Ill 40 T 014
7 117 lie 4 St Tl M lie TSI
t iw ... 4 at 44 4 ... fat
Tr . .
IM 40 4 IS
0 ... I M
Ml ... I
.714 0 .
. 111 ... 1 ;i
i? 10 I '.T't
y ... 7L,
til ... I VV,
l:i ... I 174
.111 ... I ;u
.247 so I t;tk
. ?4S ... 7't
... t 01
4 t 0J
41 1 (4
... J M
M t Off
... t 074
ito 7 10
in 7 ill
SHEEP Reoel nt of .hn nA limhi
were liberal again this week, there being ,
' e"i over me corresponattig week or
last year. The Increase for th vmr 1,1
date now amounts to about 62,000 head.
The market has been very active all the
week, with the tendency of prices decldedlv
upward iVood stuff In particular has been
In big demand. The advance for the week
tnay be quoted 2.V(v, the greatest advam
being on yearling, ewes and lambs. There
have been no prime lambs offered hero this
week. o that the market on naniT has not
looked very high, but a strictly prime bunch
11 is mouant would sell at from $6.75 to
$7.00. It Is very evident from the way pack
ers aci mat iney are anxious lor supplies,
a they have bought practically everything
that arrived here as soon as unloaded.
Feeders have been In verv llaht suonlv
all the week and as there has been yulto
a demand prices have Improved. The quo
tations below will show th urlcea at which
the different lines are selling.
quotations: t.-hoioe lambs, xti.SOTjB 75: rair
to good lambs $5. ri04j6. 25; choice Colorado
lambs, $fi UtilAi, choice lightweight year
nings, $5.ti5fi6.0o; choice heavy yearlings,
$5.4'(&5.6f; fair to good yearlings. $5 ""ft6 .50:
choice wethers. $T.25ijf&.60; fair to good. $1.73
5.25; choice ewes, $4 50114.76: fair to Rood
ewes, $3.7a4.36; feeder lambs. I4.75.fjo.aO;
feeder yearlings $4.25j4 75: feeder wethers,
$4.0iiH.65; feeder ewes. $3.00(j3.50.
CHICAGO L.IVR SXJC'K. MARKET.
Cattle Merely Nominal, Whlla Hobs
aad tbeep Stay Steady.
CHTCAOO. Feb. II.. -CATTLE Receipts.
$00 hesd; nominal; good to prime steers.
tfthVWA-TR. . . . ... 1 1 c. , ..
dlum, iV2Mr4.60; stockers and feeders, fc:2.35(
4.50; cows, $1.404i(4.60; heifers, $2.mvti4 75; csji-
ners. zi.4uti-z.so; hulls, $2.Si4.Zj; calves, 3.6J
665; Texas fed steers, $3.tsf4.25.
MUtiH Receipts. 13.000 hend; estimates
tomorrow, 3S,ooo head; left over, 4.000 head;
opened steadv: -mlxed and butchers. $ii.9o
7 25; good to choice heavy, $7.:lVi 7. 5; rougii
neavy, sn.!Kitf7.s; light, Jti.ofW.i'; bulk of
SHEEP AND LAM RS Receipts. 1.000
head; steady; good to choice wethers, 15.00ji
6.18; talr to choice mixort. fl.nxtto.oo; west
ern sheep, $4.7fi'ic7.25; native lambs, $4.75U
7.25; western lambs, $4,7547.15.
Cattle ' .. 3.11R 2.121
Hogs 27.1:41 7.3H
Sheep 13,925 1.411
Kansas City Live Stock Market.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 21. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 6.000 head; market unchanged; choice
export and dressed beef steers, .i.40ni).2d;
fair to food, $2.2wff4.aii; stocRers and reeil
ers. $2.7.Vn6.00: western-fed steers. IJ.Oiv,
6.00; Texas snd Indian steers, $3.0'"';f4 .no;
Texas cows. $l.fVnn.2o; native cows, yi.OOfi
4. 05; native heifers. $2.25)4.25; canners. JMU
srz.jo; Duns, iz.xijpi.zo; calves, w.w'u.oo.
Receipts for the week. 28.5o0 cattle. 600
HOGS Receipts, 2.000 head; market steady
to strong; top, $7.15; bulk of sales. $7.1tKi9
7.224; heavy, f6.95i&'7.1o; mixed packers,
f7.O0!7. 16;. light, $6.20017.06; yorkors, I6.9.VJI
7.50; pigs, $5.O(i(tj,6.70. Receipts for the week,
BHKBr No receipts; marxet unchanged;
native lambs, $4.on!j6.fi5- western lambs,
$3.664f6.76; feeders, $3.15jj6.00; native weth
ers. $3 50.50; western wethers, $3. 40416. 70;
stockers snd feeders, $2.5iKaS.63. Receipts
for the week, 25,000.
St. Lowls Live Stock Market.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21-CATTI.E-Recelpts,
700 head. Including 5o0 head Texans; mar
ket active, steady to strong; native ship
ping and export steers, t4.1iV(K.50, wltu
strictly fancy quoted up to $5.75; dressed
beef and butcher steers, $3.76(5.25; steers
under 1,000 lbs., $3.5uii4.25; stockers and
feeders. $2.40HV4.50: cows and heifers. $2.2nU
4.76; canners. J2.2,V(i3.W; bulls, $2.5iVh4.iio;
calves, $4.00ijj.00; Texas and Indian steers,
$3 3fHfr4 40; cows and heifers, $2.1iv3.10.
MOUS Receipts, 3,000 ifiead; market
steady to 6c lower: pigs and lights, $6.R(tiip
7.00; packers, $7.0007.25; butchere, $7.16Q7.40.
BHKIDI' AND t,A M ti rteceipiB, s neaa;
market firm; native muttons, $4.467o.60;
lambs. $4J07.00: culls and bucks. $2.004
4.60; stockers, I1.50&3.00; Texans, J3.36Si4.25.
St. Joseph Live Slock Market,
ST. JOSEPH. Feb. 21. C ATTLE Re
ceipts, US head; steady; natives, $3.755.85;
Texas ana westerns, j.so(at.ni; cows ana
heifers, $2.0ntff4.35; veals, M.OortjH.fifi; bulls
and stags, $2.76ft4.00; yearllnga and calves,
$2.T&ni.2b; stockers and feeders, $3.2.Vi4.60.
HOGS Receipts, 4.611 hesd; light and
light mixed, $6.fc'gi7.06; medium and heavy,
$f 0OQ77.224; PlBS, $6.75iti.50; bulk, $7.004p
SHEEP Receipts, 666 head; steady; Colo
rado lambs, $7.10; yearlings, $6.85; wethers,
$6.35; ewes, $5.
Sioux CHr Live Ktock Market.
SIOTJX CITY. Ia., Feb. 21. Special Tele
gram.) CATTLE Receipts, 200; market
steady; beeves, $3.604t5.0O; cows, bulls nnd
mixed, $1.50i?-l.00; stockers and feeders, $2.76
4.25; calves and yearlings, $2.50(3400.
HOGS Receipts, 4,800; market 6o lower;
selling, $6.707.06; bulk. $6.76&6.90.
Stock In Sla-ht.
The following were the receipts of live
stock - at the six principal western cities
Colli. Ttnp. RhaAil
Omaha 415 8.235
Chicago son lo.oiu i.wi
Kansas City 6,ooo 2.000
St I.oul 700 3.500 500
St. Joseph 118 40 650
tlloux uuy 1,'"
6.733 31.936 . 2,066
Liverpool Grain and Provisions.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 21. WHEAT Spot.
No. 1 red western, winter, steady at 6el4d;
No. 1 northern, spring, quiet at 6s iKl; No. 1
California, quiet at 6s lid. Futures, quiet;
March, 6s Sd; May. 6a 2d; July, 6s 14d.
CORN Spot, steady; American mixed,
new, 4a4d; old. 110 stock. Futures, quiet;
March, 4s 54d: May, 4s 34d.
PROVISIONS Beef, easy; extra India,
mess, 97s 6d. Pork, easy; prime mess west
ern. 75s. Hams, short tut, 14 to 16 lbs.,
easy, 6s 6d. Bacon, Cumberland cut, 26 to
80 lbs., firm, -.'Jh; short rllxi, 18 to 24 lbs.,
firm, 60s: long clear middles, light, 28 to 84
lbs., steady, 47s Od; long clear middles,
heavy, 35 to 40 lbs., steady, 47s; short clear
backs, 16 to 20 lbs., firm, 4Ks6d; clear bel
lies 14 to 16 lbs.. Arm. 49s. Shoulder.
square, 11 to 13 lbs., firm, 4os. Ird, steady;
prime western, in iierces, ii-sw, jmeriiiin
refined. In palls, 48s 6d.
BUTTER Finest I'nlted States, nominal;
good I'nlted States, steady, 80s.
CHEESE Steady; American finest white,
and colored, 62s 61I.
TALLOW 1 'rime city, steady, 28s j Aus
trallan, In London, easy, 33s 6(1.
Toledo Cirala and Seed.
ni trtwl TPeh f1 -WHRAT Tiill. hut
Steady: cash 774c: May. eo'.c; July, 76'c.
, d w t bull hlirher: February. 4tc:
OATS Dull, unchanged; February, 38c;
RYE No. 2. 544c- . . .
BEED8 Clover dull, unchanged; Febru
ary $7,124; March $7,174; prime timothy,
$1.85; prime alslke, $7.50
NEW TORK, Feb. 21. WOOL Firm: do-
mBTlrLomB- Feb2C21.-WOOI-Qulet, easy;
medium grades and combing, 17to20V,c; light
tine ltVulsc; heavy fine, llfiH5c; tub washed,
Dalalh Grain Market.
Dl'H'TH, Feb. 21.-WHEAT-Cash, No. 1
hard 774c: No. 2 northern, 744c; No. 1
northern. 774 : May. 774'774c; July, 774.
OATS May, 3Gc.
Geo. A. Adams Grain Go.
PROVISIONS AND STOCKS.
Members Chicago Board of Trade, St.
Louis Merchants Exchangs and Kan
sas City Board of Trads.
Room 234 Board Trade Bldg , Omaha.
'Phones 1006 and lol7.
J. K. Von Dors, Vice President.
Write for our market letter and casrt
p. B. Yveare. Pros. C A. Veara, V-Prts.
WEARE COMMISSION CO., CHICAGO
a4euioer of lbs Pi1nciu.il txcbo.
Private Wires to All Points.
CRAia, PKoviaiowa, aroiwa, uoaot
Bought and sold for cask of
OMAHA BRANCH, llo-lll lioaxd of Trade
W. B. Wtul xtu Mr. Mas.
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