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JMATTA SUNDAY BEE; APRIL 22. 191T.
LIVE STOCK MARKET
Cattle of All Kinds tower for
Week Lambs Highest
HOGS LOWER FOR WEEK
Omaha, April 31., HIT.
official Tuesday ...
tUt (mat Saturday..
Cattla. Ho. Shp
I.S lft,:jf 11.42
ftix dayi (till week.lMM M.l 40.10
Kama dava !al wk . . il.344 S,lT 3MM
Same daa : Wki aRo.Sl.eftc t3.:07 27,Sfl3
8mn daya afka aico.12.4fi7 M.4I1 67,401
Snme daya 4 Wka aio. 20.304 0.40l 4,6&6
Sam days laat year... 22.007 61,174 4.2J
I'altla Thpra wre no fwsh rattle of any
Important- in alitht thla morning, but r
ripia for lha week bava been very liberal,
ahowlm a larva gain over a yaar ago aa
well aa over mmt recent wpeks. Aa a, re
ault of the over-aupply. not only hera. but
at all othT market polnta, prlcea hera have
broken badly. Chofra heavy Ions-fad and
well-finished beevea are vary llttla lower, but
aiida from that medium to weighty cattla
ara J&kfffiOc lower. Light yearllnga have
suffered moat of all, lha market having
been flooded with that kind and they are
60(4)11. 2& lower than ft week ago. A few
choice heavy rows and heifere. the kind
that are selling at llO.M or batter, hava
Kltotvn llttla or no change, but as Id from
that the general market on butcher atok
la ItfrSOc lower. Veal calves hava been
Arm, the beat sHlIng at 12.00O12.0.
Ktorkers and feedera hava declined In
about the aama proportion aa klliera, the
trade for the week having been alow and
dull, the talk regarding the placing of a
limit 1ji the government on beef prlcea hav
ing etldcntly cut down country buying.
Quotations i Cattle Good to choice
hev, 1M0MMI; fair to good haevea,
f 10 .754111.60; common to fair beevea, 19.60
10.76; good to c'.iolc htfere, I9.60&10.16;
good to choke cowa, 11.76010.60; fair to
rood rows, fl.00OI.76; common to fair cow.
$S. 60ff. 00; prima feeding altera, ft.tOty
."&, good to chotc feedera, 91,764)9.60;
fair to good feedera, 16.0008.76; common to
fair, feedera, l. 7601.90, good to choice
atockara. 18.6001.76; tock heifere, 17.000
1.76; atock cows, $8,0009,26; stock calves.
tT.liOfrlO.00: veal ralve. 99,00012.60; baef
bulls, stage, etc, 8.00OI.6
Hoea Offerings were hardly large enough
to make a market, and the trade waa a fa
tureieee affair.' Shipping demand waa very
light, order buyer not taking over ten or a
rinxen loada. Packer buyers were out In
good season, and hoge started moving fairly
early. t Kor the moat part prlrea paid looked
Steady to atrong, though Individual salea
could be pointed that were 6o higher. In
comparison to the alia of the run there were
mors good hogs here today, and that helped
out the average some.
To put matters plainly, tbt market has
ben so unsettled and Irregular all week
that making comparlaone from day to day
'. has been a next to Impossible job. The bulk
of today's offerings sold at tU.3O01.O,
tnd several cars reached 916.70. The close
was the usual alow affair, several loads, not
11 of which were common hogs either, fall
ing to sett until late In the day, If they
old st all.
Compared w!tM h weak ago, the market
ts on the average 16 0 40c off. The first half
f the week buyers completely controlled
the trade, but by Thursday, with smaller
receipts, the market began to stiffen up. and
Friday and Saturday a amall part' of the
lump- waa regained. The increase- In the
proportion of light and mixed hogs has
brought these kinds Into greater disfavor
with buyers, and several days plain hogs
were tha tiit thine to unsalable. They
show the big end of the week's decline,
being easily 60a oft In many cases, while
some of ths good hogs art, en ttoe olljer
1 band,, not over 10e lower, '
Jfe. Av. Sh. Pr No. A v.
ih. Pr. '
80 l'4 90
119 II 1
... II 16
184 16 46
100 II II
... II TO
101. 18T 340 14 71
14. .176 110 It 0
14. 80 16 10
110 II 80
-110 16 40
11.. 107 ... II 00 71. ,117
10 14 09
Sheep Ufl until Friday tht lamb market
- was not much changed from tht prices that
were In fores a week, but a tharp upturn tht
rioting day of tht wash put values to a point
16026e above n week ago, Friday's tale be
ing tht highest ever mad on thin market.
Good Uaht tnd handy weight Mexican
Umba gold up to $16.76016.80, tht latttr
prlct a new (record, and dry, light Mtxlognt
of good duality would probably have brought
1 6010c irfbr. Weeternt aold mainly at
116.36016. 60. Clipped lamb art no more
thsn ateady for the week.
Quotations on sheep tnd lambs: Lambs,
light and handy, IU.16tJU.IO; Iambi, heavy,
111. 00O16.60; lambs, fresh shorn, Ill.OOO
12.78: Iambs, shearing, 814,00014,60; year
lings, good to oholcs, $18.00011.76; year
lings, fslr to good. fll.00O13.00; wethers,
fair to choice. I11.I0O13.00; owes, good to
choice, f 12.OO018.6O; ewes, fair to good,
111 noOll.OOt owes, plain to culls, $7,600
- CHICAGO LIVS STOCK MARKET,
Cattle Blow Hlgs Strong --Sheep and Lambs
Chicago, April 11. Cattle Receipts, too
head; market, alow; native beef cattle, 19.00
011.36; stork era tnd feeders, $7.1609.90;
cows and heifers, $6.10011.00; calves, $8.60
Hogs Receipts, 1,000 head: market,
strong, at yesterday's rangs; bulk, $16,460
16.86; light, $14.86011,76; mixed, 116.100
. 16.96; heavy, $16.30016.16; rough, $16,200
16.40; pigs. $10.00013.86.
hsep tnd Lambs Receipts, 1.000 head:
msrket. steady ; wethers, ft 0.60 0 12.80;
ewes, $8.160 12.60; lambt, $18.00011,00.
Jtaiuas City Lin Stock Market.
Kansas City, April 11, Cattle Receipts,
lot head; market steady; prime ted steers.
112.00013.86; dressed beef steers. $9,260
' It. 00; western steers, f9.60O13.C6: cows.
$4.60010.76; heifers, 19.00,011.60: stockers
tnd readers, ll.ooou.09t bulls, $7.60011.76;
Hogs Receipts, 600 headr market
ateady: bulk of sales. 111.10016.1(1. heavy,
.. 816.7001, 80; parkera and butchers, 116.60
0li.lOi ugnt, 91ft.OQ0ie.it; piga, $12,600
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, none; mar
ket ateady; lam be, 112. 25016.80: year Unas.
fl3.O0i4.26; wsthers, $12.09011.16; owes,
St, Louis Lite Stock Market.
St. Louis, April 11. Cattle Receipts. 260
head: market eteady; native beef steers,
I7.moi3.0v; yearling ateers and heifer.
ftt.5Q4 12.08; cowa, $6,000 ll. 00; s took era
and feeders, $6.00010.16; prime tout horn
oeet steers, sk.qvdii.ss; beer cows and heif
ers, 14.1608 00; prime yearling steers and
. heirers, f7. 60010.09; native calves, 14.60
Iiogs Receipts, 3,700 head; market low-
err lights, 116. 40016.76; pigs. 810.76014. 60
mixed and butchers, $16.48016.66; good
' heavy, 116.66016.80; bulk of sales, $16.60
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, none; market
Sioux City Llvo Stock Market.
Sioux City, April 21. Cattle Receipts,
1A0 bead: market steady: beef steers. 812. on
018.20; butchers, 89.60011.00; fit cows and
Belters, gT.6QO10.l0; tanners, 86.690 7.60
nwkers and feeders. $7.66010.26; calves,
67 60l.7ft; bulls, stsgs. etc.. f 7.600 10. Oft.
Hogs Race ipf a. 6,000 head : msrket
iteedy to an lower; light. 814.9A0is.2Q
nixed, I16.2S016.6O: heavy, fl6.6O0t6.86
nix. $13.OO013.:B; bulk of sales, $16,160
Hheep and Limbs Receipts. 260 head
itarket etesdy; yesrlings. $11.00018 80
s-ethers, 811.60012.60; owes, $11.00012.60
84, Joseph Live Stack Market.
St Joseph, .April 31, Cattle Receipts,
ion head; market unchanged; steers, $9.00
012.60; cows snd hellers. $6.60011.60
caives, s9.Bocju.tv. .
Hogs Receipts, 4.000 head; market
steady; top, fi6,90; bulk of sales, 116.400
Sheep and Lambs Receipts, none: mar
ket unchanged; lambs, $16.00016.89; owes.
Receipts on both prslrlo hay tnd alfalfa
; continue light. Market firmer and higher,
demand tontlnues goon.
Hey Choice upland prairie, $18. 90019.00
! No. 2, 817.00 0 18. 09; No. 1, ft6.Ofl01.OO
N. 3 $10.90 0 12.00. Midland, No. 1. 17.00
O18.09: Ko. I. 8H.OO0HO9. Lowland. No,
1. IK. 60ft 14.60; Ho. t, $19.00011.00; No. 1,
Alfalfa Chole. $!1. 90011 09: No.
ft:r. At oii.tj; ftindard. I!7.OO019.9O; No. I,
116 9O014.OO: No- 3. 112.90014 90.
, .Straw Onto, 11.0007. 60; wheat $800
GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Cash Wheat Reflect! Dull Con
dition of Futures Market
PREMIUM TOR WHITE CORN
Omaha, April 21, 1917.
The caah wheat market reflected the dull
conditio of the future market, and, as a
result the sales of this cereal wart very
light, although receipts showed a fair in
The demand for w: eat was rather Indif
ferent, but there waa, however, very little
disposition on the part of tht sellers to let
go of thlr offerings at euch a wide decline,
the wheat market being quoted rrora sc to
Corn and oats receipts were pretty good
aud there waa a pretty active Inquiry fof
ines cereals at somewhat lower prices.
Tha aalea of corn were made up generally
of the commercial grades and salea of whits
corn were listed at 81.61 to 11.64, while yel
low corn ranged from 11.44 to H.4, ana the
Ized variety brought from 91. 41 to a 1. 4 b
A wide premium waa paid In moat In-
atancea for white corn, aa tht demand for
this article was rather brlik and ths offer
Inge very light.
Oats sold quits 'Silil. at ' ins prevailing
prices snd the msrket was quoted from 2c
to Sc lower, with Wo. 1 while telling at flic
to,894e and No. 4 whlto bringing from
SI to Mtc.
Rye followed the decline In the other mar
kets and barley was quoted nominally lower.
Clearances were: Wheat and flour equal
to 1,13,000 buehals; osta, 126,000 bushels.
Primary wheat receipts were fins, two
buehelN, and shipments 707,000 buahels.
against racelpta of 1,783.000 buahels and
shipments of 1,468,000 bushels last year.
Primary corn receipts were eiH.ooo
bushels, snd shipments 443,000 bushels
against receipts of 1.162,000 bushels, and
shipments of 1,087,000 bun he Is last year.
Primary oats receipt ware. 73. coo busneia
and shipments 1.09,000 I bushels, against
receipts of 1,147,000 bushels and shipment
iff 1(627,000 bushels laat year.
CAR LOT RKCRTPT8.
Wheat. Corn. Oats.
rhlcsgo 4 49
Hlnnespolla 17 ...
Omaha 32 6t 34
Kansas City , 02 33 8
LOUIS 74 . ft 00
These salea were reported today:
Whest No. 1 hard winter: 1 tar $2.2.
No. 8 hard winter: 1 car, $2.62; 1 2-6 cars.
$2.49; 1 car, 12.6; 1 car, $2.67. No. 2 hard
wlntsr: 1 csr, f2.6fl. No. 4 hard wlntsr:
car, $1.60; 1 car, 83.67; 1 car, i: 41. Ham
a hard winter: 36 car. $2.40. No, 3
durum mixed; 1 car, $2.27. Sample mixed:
nye: No. 1: 1 car, 11. 87, No. 3: 1 car.
Corn No. 1 white: 1 car, ll 64; 1 car,
ll.HH; 4 cars, 11.61. No. white; 1 car.
1.63. No. 4 white: l car, si. si, no. s
yellow: 1 car, $1.48; I cars, 11.46; 3 cars
11,44 No, 8 yellow: a cars, i.4ft; s
cars, 11 44 W : $ cars, 11.44. No. 4 yellow:
cars. 61.44. No. 6 yellow:' a cars, imi
No. 1 mixed: 1 car, 11.46V,. No. 2 mixed:
0 cars, 11.46. Not 3 mixed; 1 car tehlp-
pars' wslghts), 81.46; I cars, $1.46; 6
cart, $1.44S; 1 car, $1.44. No. 4 mixed:
car, fi-44tt. no. s mixed: 1 car, 91.12.
Oats Standard: 1 car. f6Hc; 1 car,
89Uc; 1 car, Olc, No. I white: 1 car
(shippers' weights), oiuct 11 cars, c.
No. 4 whits:' 1 cars fto; 1 cars, 680.
Ssmipls whits: t csr, 8o: 1 car, 61c.
Omaha. Cash Prices Wheat: No. 3 hard,
fl.6603.62; No. I hard, $3,6402.66; No. 4
ard, i.4O0S.fto. corn: no; s wnite, 11.03
01.64; No. 3 white. $1.6301.61; No. 4 white.
i,6OH0i.ii: no. white, ir.mtJi.fti; no.
WhllS. II. 494601. ft0 NO. J yeilOW, 91,14
01,44; No. I yellow, $1.4401-46; No, 4 yel-
lo.w 11,4801.44: No. I yellow, $1.420
1.44; No. yellow, $1.4201.48; No. 3 mixed,
81.4401.46; NO. $ mixed, $1.4401.46; No.
mixed, $1. 4401.44V: N. mixed, 91.480
44; No. I mixed, $1.4301.43. Oats: No.
whlto ftlftOTOc; standard, M09c; No.
white,' 88V069c; No. 4 white, 8ttO8kc.
Barley: Malting. 113801. IS; No. 1 feed,
$1.2801-28. Rye; No, 3, 1. 1601, 17; No.
Local range of options:
Art. Open. High. I Low. Cioss I Tea."
W ht. '
Msy t 11 I 11 U t 4B 1281
July 1 91 t OOttjISTH 1 19 1199
Sept, 1 T8H ' i flttil71 1 78tt lfftli
Mty 1 46 1 41 141 U 1 43HI146H
July 1 40 1 40 187'i 1 $8iA 141)4
Sept. U7-:H I tt 117 U 1 21 110
May 68 07 tt 17 tt Mtt
July 81 81 91 ltt
Sept. II 61 tt Bl Mtt 61
Chicago closing prices, furnished 'The Bee
by Logan 0 Bryan, stock and train brok
srt, ill South Sixteenth street. Omaha:
Art. I Open. I High. Low. Close, fret
Wot. I I ""I I
May I 81 t lltt 231 S 31 23tt
July I 01 3 0314 ltt 1 ftti3"0
Sep. 1 71 I 9 171 St 1 79 11$
Corn. " f
May 1 41 1 43tt 188 1 4AU1U
July 1 40 1 ifl 116 1 aOttlHOtt
Sop. 1 II $ II 111 1 39 U2tt
May U 6tt 84 V 4tt 66U
.July 88 t3 91 6tt 63
Sep. 16 66 64 $4 66
May 38 10 18 63 38 26 31 12 88 80
July. If 10 31 61 81 26 ! 66 SO 16
May 20 IB 30 76 29 81 30 76 20 77
July 20 17 20 96 30 12 30 II 21 16
May 19 II ' 19 II 19 46 19 IS 19 80
July I 19 77 13 80 19 -76 19 60 19 81
CHICAGO CHAIN AND PROVimnva
Wheat hresjks Sharply Because of Reports
i meting in uermnny and Hungary.
Chtcsgo, April U. Wheat prices under-
went sharp setbacks today. Influenced to a
considerable extent by news of aerlous dis
turbances In Germany and by unconfirmed
rumors of revolutionary outbreaka In Hun
gary and Bulgaria. After fluctuations,
whicli covered a range of 10o, the market
ciosea unsettled. ipbo net lower, with
May tt 12,31 and July at ll.tiu At tiw.
Corn lost S'i04fce and oatt 01o. Pro
visions finished unchanged to 7o down.
jnairtuona oi great unrest in Germany
govs evident tmphaala to bearish sentiment
at the outset In the wheat trad and In.
cltned dealers to attach more credence than
otnerwise would be tho cast to rumors re
garding Hungary and Bulgaria. Decreased
ouying interest inn a disposition to new
holders to tell out wat ascribed also to rod.
ersl diligence toward gaining control of tho
moa iiiuauon. Besides erfortt of board of
trade officials to curb undue speculation
tended further to prevent new upturns In
valuee. It waa said, however, that tctlon of
ths directors of tht board In setting official
marginal prices of $1.86 for July and 11,61
for September waa not to bo construed as
determining tntrlnslo valuea.
Vteaknest waa most acuta In lh t v
livery and In this .connection a leading aitl
thorlty ssld hysteria as to laying In house
hold supplies of flour was materially abat
ing. Week end adJutmentVot iMdea rallied
wnsai mantei somewnat at the laat,,
and ao too did prospects of a fairly large
decrease In the foiled States vialble supply
total on Monday.
Com waa governed chiefly 'py the bearish
action of whest. Thero were some signs of
a loosening of tho csr scarcity tnd rural of
ferings of corn for tn to fifteen days' ship-
er sua io os isrger. uats showed
relstlvs stesdlness as a result of the pur
chsse of 1,000.000 bushels said to be for the
Provisions weakened with Mm - tt
ald, too, that cash demand had dropped
Chicago Caah Prices trhuf v,
No. 3 red and No. 1 snrt Nn a h.
'ni1-,, Corn: No. 5 yellow, f1.480Jl.61: No.
1 yellow, fl.4891.60: No. 4 yellow, 11.47 tp
i.J.,,,B: Ko 1 wh,, n01"1"1: standard.
!!AVC' R': Nn- 1,R Barley:
81.3081,8!. Seeds: Timothy. $8.00l6,0fl:
clover, 3l2.fltHyiT.00. Provisions: Pork
n $fl-I620.80; ribs. (18.26
Butter iw.,.. cresmery. 39J44r.
Kggs Receipts, 36,667 casea; unchanged.
rotatoea-RMieipn. 16 cara: unchanged.
Poultry Alive lower; fowls. 31e23c.
Kanaaa ritv nmiMi
Kansas CIIV. Mn. Anrll 91 lVh..i
I hard, 82.6802.18: No. 3 red, $3.60O3.78
May, 11.44; July, 1.98,
Corn No. i mUed, $1. 4Tt)1. 48; No. t
white, lt.66tl.69: No. 3 yellow, $1.4901.60;
May. 11.44; July, fl.38.
Oats No. whits, 714j74c; No. 3 mixed
H. Inls Orala atauM
St. I.iui. April ll. Wheat N. I re4.
Jj JJNo. 2 hard, $2.83 May, $2.61; July,
Corn No, 3. $1.47 1.48; No. 2 white.
$1,664)1.69; May. tl.43; July. $188.
Oatt No. t. 41c J No. $ white, nominal.
HEW YORK STOCKS
Heaviness During first Half,
With Irregular Rallies
QUARTER MILLION TURNED
Now Tork. Aorll 31. Hcavlnasa bordering
upon scute weakness msrked the first half
tit today s brief trading aeeslon, with Irregu
lar rallies on short coverings at the close.
Dealings were virtually nesninglcss, tho
turnover smountlng to barely 260,000 shares.
Bsll were Irregular to heavy, Lehlgn val
ley losing a 00 Int. with fractional reverses
In other coalers, trsnseonttnentals and New
York Central, the latter falling to respond
to Its very excellent annual statement.
The dsy s budget of general field develop
ments bors mainly upon prevailing msrket
uncertainties, especially the likelihood of
war taxation, In mercantile llnea a widen
ing of operations Influenced by wsr condi
tions and Improved crop conditions wat re
The weekly bank statement upset sll cal
culations, the actual caah lose of less than
$12,000,000 telng far below the expected re
turns. Contraction of $7,920,000 In reaervea
reduced the total excess to about $121,000.
000, a loss of more than $40,000,000 since
the early part of the month.
Today's nominal operations In bonds were
of tho usual Irregular chsmcter, with total
sales, par value, of $1,676,000. Moderate la-
Tease of activity In United Statea govern
ment bonds during tho week wat almost
wholly at concessions, those Issues, together
im rsnumaa, losing trom 1 to 34 psr
cent on call.
, Local locks nnd Bonds,
Quotations furnished by Burns, Brlnker
aV Co., 449-62 Omaha National bank bulld
RurirM-Naah Cn 7 net. ttM...tflft
kudahy Tacking Co.' com.,.,. ,127
Com. (las Else, pfd,,....,,, 72
Douglas Hotel Co, o-mb 76
Deere A Co., pfd .., 99
(loorh M, K. Co. 7 pet. pfd.. 102
inter-mete Hotel ptd. bonus,. 76
Kan. City Jlys, pfd 81
pincoin T. T. com. I pet... 9H
Mountain Statea X at T. 8....111i 114
urn. c. h. hi. fty, com..
Orn. A C. B. St. By, pfd....
Om. A C. B. Rv. 4 Bd. pfd.
.. 71 74
. . 82 66
C. Peters Mill 6 pet. pfd
Swift A Cn. Htock
Union Stock Yds. I pet. Stock. 102
Am. For. Sec. Co. 6 pet. (1919). 96
Ang.-Frnnch 6 pet. conv. (1920) 94
Canadian Uov. 6g (1SS7) 96
Cudahy Pack. Co. 6a (1946).,. 99
Chicago Itr. lat 6s r 1 937) 90
French Losn . (1D19) 100
Hast, 4 pn, Srh. Plat. (1827) . 100,83 101. ft!
Kan. City Ry. 6s (1944) , 97 98
Norfolk Park . (lOZtft 101.81 102.13
Om. Alh. Club 6a (1019-32)... 99 100
am. m u. . Ht, ny ts (ib:'S), b'4 97
city' of Omaha, Nb. Various.. 8.96 4.10
Pender I pet Hewers (1936). ,.101.60 102.50
Pills-Wash. Floury 2nd Ss 84 864
Siou City fit. Y1n. 6s (1930). 96 97
ft. R. H D. Neh. Hldg. 6s (1936)106.46 108.46
Swift A Co. 6s (1944)... 19 100
Thurston 8. B. Jin (1920-63) 4
V. K. O. B A I. 6s S -vt, (1818) 08 91
Wilson ft Co, (1941) 102 101
Statement of Clearing House Banks,
New Tork. April 21. Tho statement of
the actual, condUInn of clearing house banks
and trust companies for tha week shows
that they hold $120,889,200 reserve In ex
cess of legnl requirements. This Is a do
cresse of 17,920 400 from last week.
The statement' follows: .
Actual condition Increase.
Loans, discounts, ' '
etc.... $3,861,132,000 $ 198,000
Reserve. In own
vaultst 463,784,000 ll,381,00O
Reserve tn federal
serve hsnk 326,121.000 l,l$9,000
Reserve In other
'depnsllorlea 12,836,000 1,336,000
Net demand depos
its 2,891,800,000 19,084,000
Net tlmo deposits... 301, 910,000 T.666,000
Circulation 26,1(61,000 60,000
Eirees reserve 120,S9!,2ffo 1, 320,400
tOf which $418,348,000 It specie. "De
crease. Summary of state hanks and trust com
panies In Greater New Tork not Included
In clearing hoffae statement:
Loam Discounts, etc.f 306, 8X8, 800 $6,6ao,ooo
Hpecle 69,242,100 310,700
Legal tenders Ii,3ft3,ooo sofjno-
Total deposits 1,047,244,900 4,723.300
Bunks' cash In vault, $l8.676.ooo. Trust
eompanltt' cash tn vault, $43,930,400.
New York Money Market.
Now Tork, April 21. Prime Mercantile
Paper 404 per cent.
Sterling Rxchange Sixty-day bills, $4.72:
oommerclal sixty-day hilts on banks, $4.72;
commercial sixty-day hills, $4.71; demand,
$476.86; cables $1.78 7-18.
Sliver Bar. 74c: Mexican dollars, I7fl.
Bonds 4iovern men t, ateady; railroad, ir
regular. London Stocks and Bonds.
London, ' April 21, American securities
closed quiet on the stork exchange today.
Silver Bar, 37 d per ounce.
Money 4 per cnt. '
Discount Rates Short bills, 4 94 per
cant; three months' bills. 487 per cent.
NEW YORK 41RNKRAL MARKET.
Quotations of tht Day on the Various Load
Now Tork, April 21. Flour Unsctttefl.
Whenl Spot easy; No. 3 hand, 13.64 f.
o. b. New York; No. 1 northern Duluth,
12.44; No. 1 northern Manitoba, 13.69 f,
0. b. New York -opening navigation.
Corn Spot weak; No. 3 yellow, $1.69
c. 1. f. New York.
Oats Spot easy; standard. 78C78e,
Hay Steady. ,
Hides Firm ; Bogota, 43 f Uc ; Central
American, 48c. '
Leather Firm; hemlock firsts, 6Tc; tec-
Provisions Pork, strong; mess, $40.00
40.60; family, $43.00 644.00; short clear,
l4O.n0A42.OO. , Beef, strong-: mess, $27.00f
2ft.fl: . family. $29.ooj-3i.O0. Lard, easy;
middle west, $21,308)31.80.
Ts I low Strong; city. 13; country, 13
JHc; special, 14c; all nominal,
Butter Unsettled: receipts, 8,164 tubs;
creamery, higher than extras, 4046 c;
creamery extras (93 acore, 44o; firsts, 43
944c; seconds, 42943c.
Eggs Unsettled ; receipts, 81,773 cases ;
fresh gathered extras, 36c; fresh gathered
storage packed firsts. 86936c; fresh gath
ered firsts, 339 34ttc
Cheese Firm; receipts, 6,370 boxes: state,
fesh specials, 36 926c; tttte, average fun,
39 86o. .
Poultry Live, firm: fowls, 20c. Dressed,
quiet; chickens, 33931c; fowls, 319 37c;
OMAHA GENERAL MARKET.
Onion Sett Yellow, bu $4.0$, rod. $4.11;
61 ammo in celery, per tfoten,
Prosen fish Salmon Falls, 14c; Salmon
Stiver, lfo; trout, 17c; catfish, 16a: Alaska
tablsftth, llo; smelts. 18a; Whiting, 16a;
crapplst, lc; pike, yellow,-dressed. 17c;
round. 14c: pickerel, dressed, 13c; round.
o; herring, round. 7a; herring. Ia;
whltefish, dressed, medium, 16c! largo, 30o:
iv moo, 26c; round, small, llo; tile fish for
FUh Halibut, 18c; halibut, fro ten. 15c;
salmon, 14c;, sstmott. round, lie; salmon,
silvers, froien. dressed. 17c; black cod, 11c;
rable fish. llc: smells, 9c: catfish, large,
iftc; ratfleh, small, 19c: trout, 22c; buffalo,
lie; pickerel, round, f rosen, Tc : pickerel,
' reused, frosen, 10c; smoked whiting, lfic;
fro sen Croppies, c; f rosen catfish, lie;
froxen, whltefish, medium, 18c; sejnftsh, 4c:
bararuda, lie; blueflsh. 14c; pike, 14c;
black bass. Urge or small, 16c; roe thtd,
cech. 16c; fresh roe thad, heavy, 60c.
Smoked, Walt and uptceo Kisn araoked
whits chubs, 16q; kippered salmon, J8q; fin
nan htddle, 17c; codfish. 12c: Puritan cod,
12c; pollock. o: KKKK herring. 10o:
h loiters. 60 to box, $1.76; 100 to box, 18.16;
kippered cod, 10-lb. baskets, 30c; whltefish,
Kn 1 411 IK SK 1R l(k tha SI aft harrlnat
splced. 4U1bH.. 33.85: 10 lbs.. 9S&
uysters "King cole," urge cant, stan
dards, 40c: selects, 46c; counts, 60c
Prlcea furnished by Qllinsky Fruit com
pany. Fruit Oran.es. 36o. 288s, 324s, box. $3.26;
200s, 216s. 8U.76: 100s, ISOe. 160s, 176s, $4.00.
Lemons, fancy, box, $6,'JS; choice. $4.76.
tlrapefrult, 3s, box. 14.00; 46s. $4.26; 64s,
$4.60; Ms. ROs, 16s, 86.0P Bananas, lb o.
Honey Case, $3.00. i
Vegetables Potssnes etlng, bu., $3.26. R.
R. Ohlrs, Bu., 13.80; No. 1 new, hamper,
84.26. Celery, dos.. 61.90: Florida, cralea. 34.
Carrots, lb., 4c. Rutabagoes. lb., 8c. As
paragus, in., l&c, Lettuce, crate, 14.16; dos.,
11.26. Cauliflower, crate. 3.60 nonr. 12.00.
Cucumber, dos., $2.00. Onions, wax, crato.
14.99; Spanish, largo, $6.14, Sweet potatoes.
Onion Sets Yellow, bu $5.50; red, $6,00
Plants Cabbage, tomatoes, box, 10c.
$1,60; Y. N. Ftppina. Ills, 11.11; 1(61,
$1.60; Arksnsat Blacks, IS Of, $2.60; Com
merce, all sixes, 12.00.
Apples Missouri Pippins, Jumbo, box.
New York, April 21. There- was renewed
liquidation tn the msrket for coffee futures
today and a further decline $n prices. Re
ports thatno duty was likely to be placed
on coffee unless such action should become
absolutely necesssry, appeared to be partly
responsible for the' selling. The market
opened at a decline of 3 to I points, with
active months selling about 10 to 10 poinlx
net lower, with July touching 8.00c and
December 8.30c, comparing with 8.76c and
9.09c, the reient high level. Closing prices
were a shade up from the lowest on cover
ing, but "hrtwed ft net Ions of 9 to 12
points. Sales, 71,250 bags; April, 7.8 !c;
Msy, 7.86c; June, 7.94c; July, 8.04c; August,
I. 0c; September, 8, He; October, 8.21c; No
vember. 8.29c; December, 8.35c; January,
f.48c; March. 8.66c.
Spot dull; Rio 7s. 10c; Santos 4s, -10 ',4c.
Few cost and freight rate offers w.ere re
ported In the market, but those hero were
said to be a shade easier with Hnntos 4s
quoted at 9,85c, London credits. The offi
cial cables reported a decline of 75 re is at
Rio. (Santos spots were unchanged and fu
tures were 76 to 100 rels lower. .
V Minneapolis (irin Market.
Minneapolis. April 21. Flour Unchanged.
Barley fl. 1791. 42.
Bye f 1. 9191-2.
Wheat May, 2.2fl": July. 12.17, Cash:
No. 1 hard, $2.64 3,68 ; No. I northern.
!2.4492.60i No. 2 northern, $2.409
Corn No. 3 yellow, $1.41 9 1.43.
Oats No. 3 white, 0768c.
Cotton Market. '
New York, April 21. Cotton Futurea
opened steady; May, 19.61c; July, 19. lEc;
October, 16.04c; December, 18.18c; January,
Cotton futures closed steady; May. 19.77c:
July. 19.40c; October. 18.29c; December,
16. 37c; January, 18. 47c. .Snot, steady:
The cotton market closed ateady tt a
net advance of 2 to 29 points.
' Metal Market.
New York, April 21. Metals The copper
market has remained very quiet during the
week with the tone unsettled and prices
easy. Klectrolytic for spot and second
quarter delivery was quoted nominal todsy
at prices ranging rrom aoout 12s. oo to
$31.00, while quotations for third quarter
snd later deliveries ranged from 125.00 to
130.00, Iron waa firm and unchanged.
Sugar Market, f
New York, April 21. Sugar market for
futurea was quiet this morning, but the un
dertone was firmer and on scattered cover
ing prices advanced, t losing I to I points
net higher. Sales. 3,100 tons. May, 6.40c;
luiy, b.unc; neptemoer. &.sc: December.
6,13c. Raw sugar steady; sales, 15,000 bags.
May shipments: molasses, 6.39c; centrifugal.
6.37c, Refined, firm; fins granulated, 7.50c,
Dry Goods Market.
New York. April 21. Cotton goods and
yarns were firm and quiet today. Govern
ment demands were more urgent. Linens
were very firm and burlaps advanced. An
auction sale of 105,000 bnles of carpets and
rugs win Begin Monday morning.
Elgin Butter Market.
Elgin, III., April 31. Butter 20 tuba tt
43 cents; 26 tubs at 44 cents.
Prices on the French Shells
Reduced Nearly One-Half
(Correspondence of Th. Auocltted Press.)
Taris, March 20. It was not until
the battle of the' Marne was at its
height, when war munitions were run
ning low, that the French government
realized the imperious need ot an
intense production of war material.
according to statements made by Al
bert Ihomas, minister of munitions, in
the Chamber of Dputies. M. Thomas
was speaking m reply to criticisms of
the conditions under which war ma
terial had been supplied to the French
from his assertions, it appears that
the French War department has es
timated before the war that it would
be necessary for state arsenals to
produce not more that 13,000 shells
a day. In the belief that, the con
flict would be short, no provision
whatever was made for the production
of explosives during the hostilities.
When it was discovered, during the
battle of the Marne, that this esti
mate was insufficient, Alexandre Mil
lerand, then minister , of war.-sum
moned to Bordeaux the heads of all
manufacturing establishments avail
able and organized them into'groups
for the rapid production of three-irich
Neither the government nor the
manufacturers had then any basis for
figuring the costs. The exceptional
conditions and the great need of im
mediately replenishing the supply, M.
Thomas said, accounted for the ab
normal prices and for the fabulous
profits reaped by the manufacturers.
Three-inch shells at that time cost
the government 15 francs each.' To
day they are purchased at prices rang
ing from 6 francs and 50 centimes to
7 francs and 50 centimes.
Laborers Become Partners in
Many Lines of Business
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Taris, March 25. Another step to
ward making the laborer a business
partner, participating in both the
profits and management of enter
prises in which he is employed, is be
ing taken in France. The senate has
adopted the principle of a bill amend,
ing corporation laws so as to permit
the allotment of shares to workmen
collectively in any establishment, to
be held for all employes of one year's
standing or more, fof the distribution
of the dividends among them,
In case of dissolution the capital
stock will be shared between all the
shareholders, those holding labor
shares as well as capital shares. Wage
earners under this measure also may
participate in the management of the
corporation. The law provides ex
emptions in favor of corporations
formed under this law which it is
hoped may help solve the problem of
conflicts between capital and labor
and' reduce the number of strikes,
which increased in France from 261
in 1892 to 1,073 in 1913.
This law, it is said, will make min
ing shares less risky. Capital now
hesitates at investment in these stocks
because of the frequency of strikes.
The bringing of capital and labor into
closer co-operation in this way has
been one of Premier Briand's favorite
projects. The law under discussion.
of course cannot make it obligatory
upon all corporations to accept the
participation of their employes; it
only encourages it by offering advan
tages that other corporations do not
Auto Built for Kaiser
, Sold to Danish Citizen
(Correspondence of The Assoclsted Tress.)
London, MSrch 1. An automobile
which was built in Germany for the
personal use of Emperor William, and
which had been sent to London just
before the war to be fitted with an
English body, has just been sold for
$35,000 to a Danish shipowner. The
car has been in the hands of the body
builders ever since it was finished and
was ordered sold bv the courts to sat
isfy their charges. It is called by Eng
lish experts the most Injurious
tomobile ever built, and the price
paid for it at auction is relieved to be
a record tor a car tor personal use,
AMERICAN GOODS ON
War Proves to Be Commercial
Benefit and Big Exchange
. in Trade Is Noted.
MANY BOATS IN TRAFFIC
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Madrid, Spain, March 20. What
ever the submarine scare may have
done to the trade of Spain with Eng
land, France and other belligerent
countries, it has not hurt the trade
between Spain and the United States,
but has even improved it. there is
decided boom in American goods
on the Spanish markets, due to the
entire cutting off of German goods,
which formerly dominated the mar
kets here. American automobiles and
trucks, American electrical supplies
and American machinery are sud
denly taking the place of the Ger
man makes. A lively competition is
going on among dealers who used to
handle German autos and trucks to
get the agencies of similar types of
Alonfir with this boom of American
goods, . Spanish goods are being
shipped to America in greater quan
tities than ever before. While the
great port of Valencia is in a panic
over having its fruit trade with Eng
land cut off, more Valencian grapes
are going to America than before the
war. I he corltgroves of Andalusia
and the south are also sending more
cork to America.
Here Spain Gets In.
One of the most remarkable
changes wrought by the war is the
substitution of Spanish antiquities,
tapestries, paintings, etc.. for articles
of this kind which America used to
buy, in France and Italy before the
war. I he shipments of this class
have suddenly increased forty-fold.
King Alfonso has shown marked in
terest in this awakening of American
taste for .Spanish art, and personally
has loaned the famous collection of
royal tapestries for exhibition at New
York. These precious royal posses
sions have not before been out of the
country, datrhg for centuries back.
including the Moorish period, and
from the days of the Toison de Oro,
or fleece of gold.
lhis sudden stimulus of Soanish-
American trade has had the effect of
greatly increasing the shipping from
Spanish ports to America. The natu
ral result of the submarine scare has
been to stop shipping from Spain to
near-by belligerent countries, which
was dangerous, and turn it into new
lines of shipping to America, which
was 'safe. The German war zones
have left a narrow lane along: the
coast of Spain by which Spanish and
American ships can move freely with
out risk, so long as they do not go
to England or other . belligerent
Line of Least Resistance.
Naturally, shipoing has taken the
line of least resistance, along these
safe lanes between Spain and America
instead of the old trade routes to
England, now dangerous. As a re
sult Spanish shipping to America is
having f great boom. The large
steamship lines from Corunna, Vigo,
aantander, Valencia and Cadiz are
taxed far beyond their capacity. All
their boats, formerly used largely for
trade with England, France and Italy,
are now being turned into the Ameri
can trade. For the first time. Ameri
can passenger traffi is coming and
going by these lines, instead of going
up' to Liverpool and Havre, both of
which are in the danger zone. A new
Spanish line has been started to the
Philippines, and the lines to Cuba, the
Antilles and Spanish-Amcr can norts
have been largely augmented.
it is one ot the notable characteris
tics of the war that trade and ship
ping are leaving the countries at war
and are coming to the countries at
mere are some curious features of
the increase in trade between Snain
and America which has resulted from
the submarine war and the cutting of
Germany's trade with Spain. While
American automobiles are having a
great boom in Spain, they have one
curious drawback in not being able to
bring along the American tires, as
these are rubber and contraband of
war, subject to all kinds of restric
tions and regulations.
Auto Trucks Are There.
The American auto trucks are caus
ing a revolution in Madrid along three
distinct lines: rirst, doing away with
the huge antique carts which labor
along the streets; second, supplanting
tne long tandem teams ot oxen and
donkeys, covered with jingling bells;
and, finally, changing Madrid from
one of the worst paved capitals of
Europe to one of the best. The Span
iards look with awe at the disappear
ance of their ancient methods before
the march of improvement.
A complication has arisen over the
shipment of American meat to Spain.
The Spanish ships were glad to get
this class of freight, but the ships
were not provided with the necessary
refrigerating plant. As this is essen
tial for shipping meat long distances,
many Spanish ships are being over
hauled to put in the modern cold
storage equipment so as to handle this
new class of American product. Once
equipped this way, fresh Spanish fruit
will be going to America, and fresh
American meat coming to Spain.
Electrical Novelties Used.
American flatirons and other elec
trical novelties are now being used for
the first lima, and the Spaniards say
these articles are so much better fin
ished than the German goods that
used to come here that they will hold
the market, permanently even if Ger
man trade gets a footing gain after
the war. Even American drug stores
with American medicines have made
their appearance along the streets of
Besides stepping into the place of
France and Italy in supplying Amer
ica with antiques, curios, etc., the war
is also having the effect of giving
Spain a good deal of the American
trade in perfumes, toilet articles and
soaps, which used to go from France
in large quantities. Some of these ar
ticles, such as caslile soap, .have their
origin here in Castile. '
America Takes Art.
It is in the American demand for
their art 'treasures that the Spanish
are taking their chief interest. Buy
ers for the big American department
stores are now coming here for .the
first time instead of to Florence,
Milan, Faris and other art . centers
from which it would be risky to ship
art treasures now. .
America would have received a
number of the paintings of the great
Spanish master Goya if it had not
been for a recent complication at the
New York custom house. The pic
tures actually went to New Y'ork.
were held on the pier for some time
because of irregularities in making'out
pipes and were finally sent bacjt
here unopened. The owner had
meantime made two trips to New
York, but at last gave up the ship
ment as hopeless. One of the pic
tures was Goya's study of Madame
Haro, another his Virgin, painted on
a panel of wood, and a third a peas
ant dance, on wood.
Another artist is now taking to
America a Titian called Saliclad ( soli
tude V The value recorded here is
Chinese Subscribe to
And Reclaim Land
, I ! I
(forrospondenc. of Th. Associated Press.)
Hong Kong, March 25. Chinese
capitalists have subscribed $2,000,000
silver ;or the development of a model
Chinese settlement at Kowloon,
across Kowloon bay from Hon.i
Kong. Mats now covered by the sea
will be reclaimed and a modem city
will be con'structei'.
The new subuab is on English
leased territory, and consequently will
make a safe residence for prosperous
Chinese who desire to settle down
where they will be free from the
chaos whicli sometime!, prevails in
Chinqse territory. A wine boulevard
will be developed along the sea front,
and the streets will be parked in mod-
Flemish People Are Now
Out With Some Demands
(Correspondence of The Associated Press,)
Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 25.
Aspirations of the Flemish popula
tion toward nationality or an admin
istration separate from the Walloons,
which appear to be fostered by the
German government, arc set forth
in a manifesto at a recent convention
at Brussels of the "activist" Flemish
leaders. This movement to separate
the two races now composing the
Belgian nation is frowned upon by
King Albert and is derided in the
Belgian circles in Holland.
The convention organized an execu
tive committee and conferred upon
it the title of the "Council of Fland
ers." This council is to deal with all
questions of a social, political and eco
nomic nature relating to tne tuture ot
the Finnish people.
"Now or never must the Flemings
secure their national liberation," de
clared the manifesto drawn up in the
convention. "We demand that the
national rights of the Flemings shall
be organized and guaranteed at the
coming peace congress. We demand
that all measures leading to the full
unfolding in our ' own language, of
the Flemish nationality, shall be fixed
and guaranteed in the international
arrangement of the political relations
ot European states in. the coming
peace treaties. We may no longer
suffer that the Belgian state shall
set itself to rob the Flemish people
of its mother tongue and French
Publishers Hard Hit by
The New English Order
(Correspondence of Ths Associated Press.)
London, March 20. American'pub-
lishers of books and magazines are
not the only ones who stand to lose
money by the new order of the gov
ernment restricting the importation
of publications. Ther British publish
ers have found that they also are hit
ptetty hard. It was a growing cus
tom for English publishers to have
their books printed in the United
States and the loose sheets trans
ported and bound in England. . in
that manner they secured the Ameri
can' copyright, which is applicable
only to books printed in the States.
This is all done away with by the
The American publishers of maga
zines and periodicals, for which Eng
land has become such a fertile field,
will, of course, feel the worst effects
of the Older against importations. The
only way the reader can now procure
his American magazine is by ordering
it direct from the publisher in the
Germans Push Plans to
Capture Trade After the War
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
Berlin, April 2. Despite recent
events in Russia, German trade asso
ciations which were interested in Rus
sian trade before the war are pushing
their plans tor capturing their share
of the after-war trade. All these as
sociations have just combined in the
formation of a Russo-German eco
nomic committee, under the chair
manship of H. Fnederichs of Berlin.
A circular from the committee says:
"Unon the basis of the information
acquired during the last' twenty years
and the rich experience of the former
associations for trfte with Russia,
the activity of this committee will
embrace the whole sphere of German
economic interests in Russia, includ
ing the resumption of trade relations
and the far-reaching support of Ger
man firms in all difficulties which
may at first arise, especially as re
gards the period of transition from
war to peace." . '
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English Government Experi
ments With Spark to Stimu-
late Growth of Crops.
SUBSTITUTE FOR SUNLIGHT
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
j , London, March 25. Experiments '
I on a large scale with the use of clec-
j tricity to stimulate the growing of ;
! crops are among the government's .
! latest efforts to increase the country's ;
home food production. The Depart
ment of. Agriculture has. taken over a
' large area near Hereford, where in
i slallations have already been set up
for the use of ionized air produced hy
an electric discharge from a .system
of thia wire. , , .staff of agricultural
experts under Prof. W. H. Hlackiiu-n :
of the Imperial College ot Science
and Technology will supervi.se the
expcrimci.ts. . . . , . '
Proposals for the nsc of ionized air
in agriculture ln;ve aroused interest in .
England-for the past liftrcii ,.years,
and some experiments have been con- "
ducted on a small scale, but with , in
conclusive results, dn the Hereford
experiment, high tension alternating
current is to be used. Spring wheal,
barley, oats and clover will be dealt
with, and fertilizers of various types
will also be used. i. "
of thin wires on poles, something like
The method adopted is ;to stretch
over the 'field to be treated a number
low telegraph wires, but high enough
for loaded wagons to pass under
neath. The wires are supported by
high tension insulators on posts in
lonif parallel spans thirty feet apart. .
"The charge fizzes off from the
wires," says one account, "with a
sound k which is" sometimes audible, :
and with a glow which is visible in
the dark. Anyone walking about be
low the wires can sometimes feel the '
effect on the hair of tlie. head, as of
a cobweb on the face. The electricity
does not act as a fertilizer, but as a
substitute for sunlight. The current .
is only used in the early morning and
in cloudy weather." The initial cost -of
the apparatus for twenty-four
acres is about $1,500 and the annual
cost," including depreciation and la
bor, is about $300. .
The electrification of crops is said
to have been first suggested by a
Swedish professor named Lemstrpm.
While conducting experiments in his
greenhouse with the object of pro
ducing an electric discharge similar
to the Aurora Borealis, he noticed
that the plants around seemed to
thrive as a result of the electrification
of the air.
Strong Protest Is Made
Against All Sunday Labor
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.) ;
London, April 2. A strong protest
against Sunday labor has been made
to the heads of the Anglican church '
by the Lord's Day Observance so
ciety, a body with a considerable in-
nuence in tms country.
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