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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 30 1936 LIVESTOCK PRICES STEADY--STRONG RUNS BIGGER BUT DEMAND BETTER Some Heavy Hogs Sell 5 to 10 Cents Higher With -: Top of $10.80. ." CHICAGO, UP)--Cattle and hogs arrived Monday in larger numbers .than a week ago and a year ago 'but the demand was improved and prices were mostly steady to strong. With 16,000 fresh hogs on hand, commission men were able to obtain generally steady to strong- prices in an active market with some heavy hogs selling 5 to 10 cents higher. The top was $10.80, which -was in line with Saturday's practical top. Strictly good and choice cattle ·were steady when shippers did the buying but middle grade steers, which predominated in the 16,000 head run, received 25 cents lower bids. The cattle that attracted shippers sold at $10 upward, getting , an early top of $11. She Stock ruled unevenly steady to 25 cents lower. The early fat lamb market was about steady, demand from shipping interests being fairly broad. Best slaughter offerings w e r e held around $10.50. The average cost of slaughter steers here last week advanced IS -cents to $8.72. Drove costs of hogs gained 12 cents to $10.42, highest in five' weeks. This compared -with $8.87 the corresponding week a year ago. | Moson City Livestock MASON CITY--For Monday , HOGS . Steady. Good lisht lights 140-160 59-10- 9.40 '5ood lights 160-1SO 59.70-10.00 Good light butchers ... 1SQ-SQO SiO.00-lQ.3D Good light butchers 200-220 510.00-1U.30 l Good med. wt. butchers 220-250 59.C5-10.25 C.oort med. wt butchers 250-270 59.70-lt'.00 Good rned. -wt. butchers 270-290 $9.55- 9.85 Uoud heavy butchers .... 290-325 5SMO- U.70 Good heavy butchers , , 325-350 59.25- 9.55 Good heavy butchers .. 350-400 $9.00- tf.30 Good packing sows .... 275-35M 58.75* U.05 Good heavy sows ..... 300-125 $3.85-4.85 Good big hy. .tows .. 425-550 58.35- 8. 65 Good bfg hy. iSBivs 550 and up 53.25- S.45 (The above is a 10:30 truck hog market for good and choice hogs. The difference In price la for short and long haul hogs.) CATTUS. Steers, good to choice ...... S 7.50- 8.50 Steers, medium to good ...... S 6.00- 7.50 Steers, fair to medium _».... J 4.50- 6.00 Hellers, gaud to choico ...... 5 5.50- 3.50 Heifers, medium to good «...* $ 4.75- .SO Heifers, common to medium ,,. S 4.00- 4.75 Cows, sood to choice ..... - ---- S 4.25- 5.00 Cows, fair to good _.. ....... 5 3.75- 4,25 Cows, cutters ...... ....... *....$ 3.25- 3.75 Cows, canDers ..... ..... .....--.. 5 3.00- 3.25 Bulls, heavy .............. ........ $ 4.50- 5.25 Kulls, light ......... . ........ 5 4.00- 4-50 Calves, gd. and choice 130-190 $ 7.00- 8.00 Calves, med. to good 130-390 5 6.00- 7.00 Calves, infer, to com- 130-190 5 6- 00 down $ S.75- tf.25 $6.75-7.75 $ 5.00- 6.00 55.00 dcwn 5 7.00- y.OU $ 5.00- 7-00 5 1.00- 5.00 5 4.00 down $ 2.75- 1.00 * 1.50- 2,flU 5 1.00- 2,SO J 6.00- 7.00 J 4-00- 7.00 fluctuations. .Lambs, good to choice . . 70-»0 Lambs, medium to Rood ....' Lambs, fair to medium ...... Common to fair .......... . ...... yparllngs, good to choice 70-90 Yearlings, med. to good 70-90 Yearlings, lair to medium .... Culls ............ » ............ Native ewes, sood to choice ... Cull ewei .................... Bucks .. ........ '. ............ Wethers, 2 years old - ........ WetheM, poor to beat ......... Buck lambs 51 less. No dock on laroba. Quotations subject to market CHICAGO LIVESTOCK, (HIoiiday Murkct) CHICAGO, LT)--U. S. department of agriculture-- HOGS 16.000; including 6.000 direct: fairly active to all interests; generally steady to strong %vilh Friday's average; spots 5-10c higher on n-eiKflts above 250 Jbf-; l«p $10,SO; bulk 150 to 250 Ihs. 510.505i)10.SO; 250 to 350 Ibs. 510.25^10-55; sows 59.50fy9.75. CATTLE 1G.OOO; calves 1.500; strictly ROOd and choice steers and yearlings steady on shipper account, such cattle selling at £10 upward; top Jll; middle Kfade steers predominating in run and killers bidding 25c lower on kinds of value to sell at 59.50 down to 53.25; common and medium grades about steady; general killing quality plain; alj she stock comprising lower grades for most part; cows and heifers unevenly steady to 25c lower; bulls and veal«rs steady; stockers weak. SHEEP 17,000; early market generally about steady; shipping demand fairly broad; numerous loads choice fed western lambs 510 @ 10.25; few 510.35; outside price paid by all Interests; holdfnj,- best ,-iround £lO..'iO; strictly choice 93 lb. clippers 58.35; few wooled ewes 55^5.50; load 69 lb. feeders 59.50. Representative Sales (Monday Mark.'l) CHICAGO, (.-T-- U. S- department of culture -- .Representative sales : HOGS. Heavy -- Ushta-- ·g 2Hr. 10.15 -14 1R5 ·2\ W 10.25 33 178 :1H 274 10.35 2H 18,'» 62 204 10.05 -M 1H6 Mediums-- Mgbt. Lights-68 232 10.60 12 HI 39 227 10.65 18 154 62 2 IS 10.75 22 158 79 206 10.80 CATTLE. Steers-- Heifcra-- 25 1318- H-OO 34 792 JS 1274 10.50 IS 811 ia 3024 10-00 12 906 2B 3103 9-50 21 S7-1 IS 120S 8-90 11 821 24 792 8.35 COWSTM ·· 812 - 7.50 2 I-"* » TM 7 - iu i sis 2 9B1 3 SOI SI1EKI 1 . AVcstcrn Lamn.s-- Clipped Lambs ISO '2\6 21,1 91 90 £9 101 103 SO 10.50 2 t n 10.35 220 91 10. 2.1 315 K2 10.10 Fat Wooled Ew 10.00 '20 114 9.75 .19 130 2 149 a K rl- 10.60 10.6.1 10.70 10.75 10.40 10.50 10.60 S.25 7.75 7.40 ·l.Sfl 4.75 8.00 7.75 3-5.50 5.23 5.00 Q.MAHA LIVESTOCK. (Monday Market) OMAHA. .T'l--U. S. department of agriculture-- HOGS 7,500; steady to 10c lower; ISO to 220 Ibs. S10.35(3)10.45; top 510.50; 220 to 270 Ibs. 510.105/110.35; 270 to 300 Ibs. $9.75r, 10.25: 160 to ISO Ibs. $10.10(£jj10.-l!; 135 to 160 Ibs. S9.25@10.20; sows 59.25(^9.35; pigs J9.2S down. CATCLK 9.000; calves 700; steady to weak; steers 57.50fi)9 and above; heifers S6.25f'7;7.2r,; cows 5-1.75583.75; cutters 53.50 @4JM- bulls 55y;5.50; vealcrs 57.50. SHJBKP 8.000; talking weaker; asking stronRcr; lambs 510 and above. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVESTOCK (Monday Market) SOUTH ST. PAUL. tfl)--U. S. department of agriculture-CATTLE 6,200;' generally slow; slaughter steers and she stock opening weak to 25c lower; most bids at f u l l decline; good fed heifers held around SS upward; medium grades $6.50@7.50; most plain and short fed heifers S5Pi'6.?5: few better lots $7@8; beef cows S4.50513.50'; few good up to around 56; bulls weak, heavy baiognas $5.40®5.65; most plainer cradcs 55-20 down; low cutter and cutter cows $3.50fl?4.25; stockers little change;! early, better grades scarce; choice $ I O , I l 8 , O O O Primary Road Refunding Bonds --obligations of the issuing IOWA COUNTIES T)RIMARY roads in Iowa are constructed by the various counties under State A supervision. Bonds for financing the costs are, in opinion of counsel, valid and binding general obligations of the respective issuing counties. Moreover, the State Primary Road Fund is annually budgeted so that allotments from it are made each year by the State to the several counties and used by them to pay the annual principal and interest requirements of the bonds. The Primary Road Fund, supported by gasoline taxes, and motor vehicle fees, averaged in the six-year period 1930-1935, $16,153,037.02 according to reports from the Iowa State Highway Commission, andin 1935 amounted to $15,218,- ooo. The Commission has estimated that when the refinancing plan authorized by the General Assembly of Iowa is folly carried out, the annual requirements for principal and interest of all presently existing Primary Road indebtedness of all the counties in the State will be between $8,000,000 and $8,250,000. Exanptfrom all present Federal Income Taxation and front Personal Property Taxation ia the State of Iowa; eligible, ia our opinion, as security for Postal Savings Deposits. $ 221,000 BLACK HAWK (Waterloo) l l A's, 1937-44 419,000 DUBUQUE (Dubuque) 1%'s, 1937-44 105,000 JASPER (Newton) 1%'s, 1937-43 . . 721,000 LINN (Cedar Rapids) 1%'s, 1937-44 270,000 PAGE (Clarinda) 1%'s, 1937-42 223,000 APPANOOSE (Centerville) 1%'s, 1937-44 586,000 AUDUBON (Audubon) 1%'s, 1937-44 493,000 CLAYTON (Elkader) 1%'s, 1937-44 1,026,000 DALLAS (Add) 1%'s, 1937-44 486,000 GRUNDY (Grundy Center) 1%'s, 1937-44 810,000 GUTHRIE (Guthrie Center) 1%'s, 1937-45 243,000 HANCOCK (Garner) 1%'s, 1937-44 694,000 MARION (Knoxville) 1%'s, 1937-45 540,000 MUSCATINE (Muscatine) 1%'s, 1937-45 225,000 STORY (Nevada) 1%'s, 1937-43 540,000 TAMA (Toledo) 1%'s, 1937-45 207,000 WlNNESHIEK (Decorah) 1%'s, 1937-44 653,000 CRAWFORD (Denison) 2's, 1937-44 418,000 UNION (Creston) 2's, 1937-45 1,238,000 WEBSTER (Fort Dodge) 2's, 1937-45 Prices and descriptive circular will be supplied upon request HALSEY, STUART CO. INC. C H I C A G O . N E W Y O R K A N D O T H E R P R I N C I P A L C I T I E · 201 SOUTH LA SAUE STREET - CHICAGO These bonds are oSered when,", ?nd if issued and received by us and subject to approval of legality by Messrs. Chapman . Cutler, «ttorneyi. v.-hose opinion will be furnished upon delivery. Delivery of definitive bonds expected about May 1, 1936. The information contained herein has been carefully compiled from sources considered reliable, and, while not ·uaramccd «a to completeness or accuracy, we believe it to be correct at of this date. March 30..1936, The'ibove *re offered for ule in Iowa to banks, savings institutions, trust companies, Insurance companies, corpot** Mom, or dealers in securitiea. Hog Markets HOG.S Hoc prlcw at mtdwsL nmrkpls Monday: WATERLOO--Hona unchanged. CEDAK KAIMUS--Ho«s unchanged. OTTI'MIVA--Hf£3 unchanged. ACSTI'--Hogs 5c lower; Rood to choice ISO to 220 Ibfl. 59-»5(fj10.25; "250 to 290 Ibs. !9.90r?r' 10,20; 290 to 350 Ibs. $9.GOto9.!!0; packing sows good 275 to 050 Ibs. $8.35^ 8.05. COMBINED HOG KEC'EH'TS. DES MOINES, a---U. S. department ol agrlcuJturc-- Combined hog receipts at 20 concentration yards and 9 packlag; plants located in interior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 18 hour period ended at 8 a. m. Monday were 36.600 compared with 35,900 a week ago and 39,000 a year ago. Rather slow, Generally steady, spots 5c olwer than Saturday; loadinp relatively llRht. Quotations foMoiv: Ught limits 140 to 160 bs. cwd and choice $9.15^9.80; light weights leo In 180 Ihs. $9.75J 10.25; ISO to 200 Ibs. $10.U5(ii'10.5. r ; medium weights 200 to 220 Ibs. $J0.05ft'10.rj5; 220 to 250 Ibs. 510 fflO,50; heavy weight* ZSO to 290 Its. $9.60 T/,'10.30; 290 to 350 Ibs. 59,35(; pacltinR sows 273 to 3SO Ibs. Rood SS.80fa9.30; 3f)0 to 425 Ibs. $S.65fy 9.10; 425 to 550 Ibs. $8.40 steers held around $S: calve* 2,300; weak to TiQc lower; moat better grade $7.50(^8.50; choice sorts $9. HOGS 6,000; fairly active; mostly steady with Friday and Saturday; shipper demand rather narrow; better 140 to 200 IDS. $10.40 r-itlO.flO; 200 (o 240 Ibs. S1Q.20310.40; 240 to 300 Ibs. 59.75@ 10.15; sows mostly 59.10® 9-20; pls scarce; few lots up to 510.50; average coat Saturday $10.06; weiRht 238 Ibs. SIIKJKP 3,500; run Includes about 2,000 fed lamb?; balance native; no early sales slaughter- lambs, undertone weak to lower; buyers talking around 23c lower or $9.25 down; few common to good slaughter ewes steady at SIOUX C1TV LIVESTOCK. (.Monday Mnrket) SIOUX CITY, {/[-U. S. department of agriculture-CATTLE 5,700; slaughter steers and yearlings stow, uneven; lew scattered sales yearlings steady to weal:; other offerings largely bfd around 25c lower; butcher she stoeK 25c lower; stackers and feeders slow, steady to weal-;; bulk fed steers and yearlings salable nround $70:8.25; small quota held above 59.75; few good fed heifers salable above 57; most beef cows S-1.255i.5.25; cutter grades down to $3.25; few choice stockers $S; common and medium grades $7.25 down. HOGS 5.000; steady to lOc lower than Frl day's average; largely to shippers; early top $10.25 for 200 to 220 lb, butchers; packer bids 510.15 down; f e w sales 170 to 260 lb. averages 510.10f?M0,25; 140 to 170 lh. selections $9.50® 10.10; sows mainly $9-15®9.25; few S9-'35: feeder pigs u p to S10. SHKKI J 5.000; no early action; undertone v;ealv; best fed wooled lambs licld above Sin; nFking around SS for fed clipped; other classes scarce. WHEAT MARKET SHOWS STRENGTH Purchases of May Against Sales of July Delivery Mix Matters. CHICAGO, (^-Commission house buying of May wheat against sales of July mixed matters somewhat hi late trading Monday but the raarket as a whole showed strength. Kansas City new crop deliveries of wheat displayed stubborn resistance to small dips here. Liverpool wheat also tended upward, closing 3 /s-',i cent higher with sterling advanced a point. Wheat closed firm, unchanged to % higher compared with Saturday's finish, May 97-97%, July 87%-%, corn ?s] /i up, May 60 J ,i-9$, oats Vs advanced, and provisions varying from 2 cents decline to an equal gain. CHICAGO CASH GKA1.N. (Monday Market) CHICAGO, (.'Vt--Cash wheat. No. 2 red 99!ic; No. 2 red rough SSvic; No. 3 red rough 9T-u®9Sc; No. 3 hard ?1.01",i; No. 3 mixed 99c. Corn, No. 3 mixed 60c; No. 5 mixed r,6c; Ko. 'I yellow .17CL 1 -'08lie; No. 5 yellow K,^ 57';c: No. 4 white BOc: No. 5 white 55@5Sc; sample grade SS.'Gfi'/ii:. Oat.«. NO. 3 white MS2SC-. No. 4 white 23*1 lf'25',-:^; sample grade 20^24',;c. No rye. Soybeans. No. 2 yellow 79^c; No. 4 yellow 70c: sample yellow 67 J /sC track Chicago. Barley, feed SOfyMec nominal, maltine 50® S5c nominal. Timothy seed S2.75 cwt. Clover seed Si:iri' cwt. Lard, tierces $11.22; loose 510.75; bellies $15.22. STOCKS STEADY IN LATE TRADING Jnderlying Tone Good With Many Shares Fractions . to Point Up. NEW YORK, UP)--Bolstered by good buying in farm implement shares and a selected group of specialties, the stock market displayed j, steady underlying tone to the late .rading Monday. At the beginning of the final hour shares showing' advances of small ractions to more than a point included U. S. Steel, General Motors, Auburn Auto, Midland Steel Products, Waukesha Motors, American Crystal Sugar, American Telephone, North American. Santa Fe, Deere and International Harvester. A 6 point advance in J. I. Case, made during the forenoon was shaded by profit taking. Johns-Manville and Chrysler were among scattered ssues holding unchanged or a trifle ower. Trading continued extremely dull with sales approximating 1,000,000 shares. A tinge of irregularity was evident in commodities and other financial markets. Cotton was a trifle ower, bonds were mixed and foreign currencies were firmer. Wheat closed unchanged to 5s of a cent a bushel higher, corn was Vs :o 'i improved and oats gained % of a cent. Opinions were still mixed as to just low long; France could cling to the gold standard or avoid devaluation of the franc. Informed observers, ihough, felt that the French authorities would hold in abeyance consideration of any monetary revision until after the elections next month. Finance Minister Regnier denied any move was contemplated. Mason City Grain LIVESTOCK FORECAST. CHICAGO, .T1--Official estimatPri receipts Tuesday: Cattle 7,000; hops 12,000; sheep 8,000. Stock List AI Chem Dye Aran can Vmn Sm Ref Ami) Sugar A T T A m n Tob B Amn Wat Wfcs Anaconda. Atcbison Auburn Avlat Corp B O BarnsdJll Bend Aviat Beth Steel Bdrdens Bon; Warn Can Dry Can Pac Case C £ N W C G U' C M S P * P C R I t P Chrysler Col G E Com Solv Conuvlth Sou Cons Oil Contl Can ContI Oil Dei Corn Prod Curt Wright ·Dcsre prd Du Pont Gen Elec Gen Foods Gen Mot Gillette Goodyear 111 Cent Int Har Tnt Nick Can I T £ T Johns Man Kennecott Kresse Lib O F YORK STOCKS y Final (iiiotutlons) 199Vi Loews M?.ytas MuKess Rob Mid Cont Pet Moot AVard 92 li Murray Corp 21=i Nash Natl Bis Nat! Cash Keg Natl Dairy Natl Dial Natl Pow Lt N Y Cent Nor Pac Oliver Farm J C Penney Penn R R Phillips Pet K c A Kep Steel Key Tob B Scars Koc Shell Union Soc Vac So Pac Stan Brands s o Cal S o Ind S 0 N J Stew Warn Stone Web studebaker Srcitt Co Tex Corp Tex GuU Su! Tim Roll Bear Un Carb Un Pac Unit Air Umt Corp Unit Drue U S Gypsum TJ S Rubber U S Steel Warner Pix West El MfE Woohvorth Wrlgley 11S"-L S1 'A 163 31 ;l 72 «i , 19 Vi 17 «.· 27% 55 r -i 27 Vs ?0 I t ' l^'.-i 150 a r -i l- 7 i 91 ^ 19 21 3 11 VR 81 ?i 36 71 7',i 29 14.". 38',-B 35 65vi 17 J 4 £8-?i 23 ir, 47% 16 ",i 110 37 M 19 33 i; 26 Vi 31U 11 Vi 34% 30 43 !i 74 32% 4R 53 Vi 65 51 4451 37 65 17 13 37 il 34 'A 69 U R1V4 131 Vt 25 " 7 Wft 95'.-; 2SVJ 64 11 Vt 114 49'/. 75% lay ,AED-- lar. May uly ....... ept BELLIES-- CHICAGO STOCKS (Monday Finalt Citipj Service 5Vs N W Banco 107s Dexter 13 Quaker Oats 131 Heiimann Br Co 12 -Swift £ Co 22"i Katz Dnif: 37 Swift. I n t l 31'i Kellofs; Switch fi=i U t i l i t y and Ind I'.i Xatl Leaiher 2 Zenith ' 1SU Natl standard 41 Ti INVESTMENT TJIKSTS. (By The Associated Tress) Bid and asked Monday: Corporate Tr Sh 2.7." Corporate Tr Sh AA Mod .. 3.25 Corporate Tr Sh Ac Scr .. 2.59 Corporate Tr Ac Ser Mod . . 3.25 Dividend Sfi 3.66 I.7S Maryland Fund Nationwide Sec 4.31 4.11 Nationwide Sec Vtc 1-77 1.91 Nor Amer Tr Sh - 2.57 Nor Amcr Tr Sb 1955 3-29 Quarterly Inc Sh 1.06 1.71 Selected Am Sh Inc 1-iS 1.70 Super Corp Am Tr A .... 3.73 U S El L P A IS.75 39.25 U S El L £ P B 2.S7 2.57 U S El L P Vtc 1.13 1.21 3EIV VORK 1'KODL'CE (Monday l.irkelt NEW YORK. (.Ti--Butter 3.U.". wea creamery higher Irian extra 3n-"i ^ S l . extra (92 score) 30'ic: firsts 190-91) 3)T' 3 0 J j c : cenJntli^fl (90) 30^'3nUc Cheese 108.502. nuict: state, whole milk flats, held 1935 fancy 21^22c. Live poultry weak. By f r c i c h t : Chicken; 17fi22c; broilers iinnuolef!: fowls 23^:25c rnosiers ]6c: (urkeys 22Si32c: ducks (al sections? 3671Sc. rnon (Monday Markcl) C H I C A G O . \vr:--Butter futures closed Storage standards. March 29^; Novembe 25-.,c. EKE futures: Storage packet] firsts. Marc] 19%c; April 19 : ;sc; refrigerator standards October 2U1C. Eggs 37,742. easy; mixed colors spccia packs or selections from fresh receipts 20Hr 22c: standards and commercial standard 19',;if'20c; firsts IS'.ic: seconds 17ViSlSr. mediums 40 Ibs. 17^17V'ic: dirties No. 1. 4 Ibs. 17®17'ic; small 18ijc; average check 16c; storage packed firsts 19,ic. Dead Animals OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co, fjiy MASON CITY--For Monday. No. 3 yellow corn ........... .45c No. 4 yellow corn *...42*/c Ear corn 39c White oats, No. 3 19^c Feeding barley 25-35C No. 2 yellow soybeans 5Sc VHEAT-- May u l y CORN-lay uly icpi (ATS-lay uly ept RYE-lay uly ept .V GRAIN' CI-OSE. CHICAUO, Jlinh how LT)do* .87 ,S6' M .."'9"x .39;, .601; -HO',] .60',; 11.25 11.20 .10 11.20 · 11.25 11.22 11.22 1.1.12 15.25 KANSAS CITY GRAIN. (.Monday Market) KANSAS CITY. (.W--Wheat 99 cars; unchanged to Vic higher; No. 2 dark hard 51-04; No. 3, SI.06-?:,; No. 2 hard S1.03 LOI^i; No. 3. Sl.00vifol.03-"!; No. 2 red 51.00U; No, 3, 99c. Corn 126 cars; unchanged (o ':' t c lower; \o. 2 white nominally ee^ies'/ic; No. 3 nom- nally 63rt?.65c; No. 2 yellow nominally ei^ft 1 66'^c: No, 3. 63*2C; No. 2 mixed nominally jSfrea'/ic; No. 3 nominally oSC'JOlc. Oats 3 carp; unchanged to !:lc up; No. 2 ·hite nominally 26%(529c; No. 3 nominally MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN(Monday Market) MINNEAPOLIS, (.TJ--Wheat 192 cars; U- 2 1 /jic higher; NO. 1 heavy dark northern spring 60 Ibs. $1.1^^^1-28^; No- 1 dark northern 59 Ibs. 51.12% S'1.2fVj: 5S Ibs. 0% @i.26i,4; fancy No. 1 hard Montana 14 protern $1.14% 1^1.16%; to arrive $1.131-: .lS'.S; grade of No. 1 dark hard or No. 1 hard Montana winter 98 1 ie@$l.HVi; to arrive 97Hcift'S1.03%; No. 1 hard amber durum jc^Sl.l2^; No. 1 red durum 78%c; May $1.01 Vi; July 97"-ic; September SS^c. Corn. No. 3 yellow 60®61c. Oats, No. 3 white 23Ti^25-sC. OMAHA GRAIN. (Monday Market) OMAHA, (.TJ--Wheat, No, -1 hard 93c; No. 5 hard SSc: sample hard SOc; No. 3 norther" sprinc SI: sample northern spring 7Sc; No. 5 mixed 84c- Corn, No. 4 whit? SS'-ic; No. 3 yellow? 5 ,'Sc: No. 4 yellow 53fiT37!-ic: No. S yellow -ifi (f?Mc: sample yellow -ll^lT^c; No. S mixi 19c; sample mixM 'tic. Oats, No. 3 white 23V}c; No. 4 white 21c. Hides Quotations Famished by Wolf Bros, Inc., 303 Fifth Street Southwest. HOBSEHIDES Horsetafles _ J3.00 ·GREEN BEEF HIDES Qp to 25 Ibs ~ , TM.6 25 to 45 Ibs ~ - *..,fic More than 60 Iba » .ac Bull hides 3c "Cured hides half cent more a pound. (On above prices a cent higher to wtoole- sala dealers In wholesale lots.) WOOL MARKET. (Monday Market) BOSTON, Wl--U. S. department of agriculture--. A fair sized lot of strictly combing fi-ls an. liner lloece wool estimate:} to shrink about 61 !cr cent was sold at around 32 cents in Krease. ihc scoured basis equivalent o£ this jince being estimated at S7 cents. This prourcd basis price was slightly helow thai of a lot o[ fin« Ohio Delaine estimated i shrink around t0 per rent which .""'(I Hfcoul two weeks aCo at 36 cents in the prcasc. Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET. (Monday Market) CHICAGO, U')--U, 5. department of agriculture-- Potatoes 175, on track 436, total U. S shipments Saturday 857, Sunday 51: bcs stock firm, supplies liberal; Colorado JIc Clures and Western Triumphs demand fairl good, other stock slow; sacked per cwt, Idaho Russet Burbanks U. S. No. 1. $1.S5@1.95 U. S. No. 2, 51.50©1.70; Wisconsin Rounci Whites u. S. No. 1, $1-30; commercial $i.l r @1.15: North iDakota Red river section cob biers U. S. No. 1, SI-30; Early Ohios U. S No. I, SI-35: Bliss Triumphs U. S. No. 1 SI.40; Minnesota sand land section Karly Ohios unclassified S i ^ l . t O ; Colorado Me r lures U. S. NO. 1. 52^2,10; Nebraska Blis; Triumphs U. S. No. 1 apd partly gradrc M.fiOfi-l.Sr-; ITS l h a n carlot5, Florida El if: T r i u m p h s hnshrl frail's I!. S. ?.'". 1. too' q u a l i t y ant] condition vrry f r w P R l f s 52.oO a crate. Bond Market NEW YORK. im--A scattering of rail ssus advanced fractions to around a point the bond market Monday. Other sections the market were quiet and irregular. Activity in the U. S. government list was confined to three obligations. A small loss n the 3s of 1951 was matched by limited gains in the '2~/^s and the 2-;'iS. In the corporate divisici the irregular behavior of the rails was taid to be a reflei;- on of the similar action in the market for til equities. Carrier liens up fractions to a. point late his morning included North Western 4"-is, ::rie 5s and Nickel plate -H-.*. Others in this ector which drifted fractionally lower were Baltimore and Ohio 4'-is and Southern Rail- ay 4s. Sliahtly higher were American Rolling Mill Convertible -Ills, Armour and company 4 J /is .nd Consolidated Edison 51-js. A feature of the foreign department WHS a rop of more than a point in Poland 7s, Brit- sh 5',4s were up a little, Japanese 5 J ^s eased lightly. Produce MASON CITY--For Monday. Cash Quotations by E. G. Morse Eggs, current receipts 14c Heavy hens, 4 Ibs. and over ... .16c Under 4 Ibs. 13c Cocks 13c Merchants Quotations Eggs, in trade 15-16C* Eggs, fresh 14-lSc* 3utter, Iowa State Brand 3Tc Butter, Corn Country , . 36c Butter, Kenyon's 36c Butter, Very Best 37c Butter, Brookfield 37c Potatoes, peck 33c and 45c 'EDITOR'S NOTE--Tnese representative quotations were obtained by calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO PRODUCE (Monday Market) CHICAGO. I.TI--Butfer 9.607. steady; jreamerj--specials (93 score) SO^ft'^lc; extras (92) 30c; extra firsts (90-91) 29^® 29=ic; firsts (8S-89) 2Si.;(Si29c; standards (90 centralized carlots) 29'ic. Eggs 32,699. steady; extra firsts local 17^'iC, cars ISUc: fresh graded firsts local 17Vic. cars ITSic; current receipts IS^ic; storage packed extras 19!ic; storage packed firsts 19 J .ic. Poultry, live. 8 trucks, steady; hens 5 lb«. and les.» 23c. more than 5 Igs. 22^c; Leghorn hens 21c: Plymouth and White Hock springs 27c. colored 25c; Plymouth Rock fryers 25c, white Rocks 26c, colored 24VJc; Plymouth and White Rock broilers "5e. colored 24c. barebacks 20®22c. Leg- norn 22c; roosters ISVic; hen turkeys 25c, youns toms 22c, old 20c, No. turkeys 18c; heavy old ducks 19c, youne 22c. small 17c; Keese 15C: capons 7 Ibs. up 26c, less tnan 7 Ibs. 25c. Public Utility and Industrial Stocks Quoted by A. M. Schaiike and Company, Telephone 1300, Mason City. Bio: and asked Monday: Sent st El 6 pet prd (S25 part 32 Cent st El 7 pet prd (S25 par) 13 Cent st P L 7 pet pfd 15 Champlin rtef la 7 pet pfd .. 75 Creamery Package com 23 1 .^ Hearst Cons A 23^ Ceo A Hormet A prd 303 Geo A Hormel B pfd 103 GPO A Hormel com 15 Interstate Power 6 pet prd .. 23 Interstate Power 7 pet prd - . 3S Iowa Electric Co 6 1 /; pet pfd 5S Icwa Electric Co 7 pet pfd .. 59 la Elec Lt Pow 6 pet pfd ... 70 la Elec Lt . Pow 6',-'. pet pfd 72 la Elec Lt Pow 7 pet pfd .... 74 )a Power S: Light fi pet prd .. i n n la Power S Light 7 pet pfd . . 1"3 la Public serv 6 pet pld S9.; Ia Public Serv 6'- pet pfd .. m la Public Serv - pa pfd 84'; Ia South Util fi pet pfd fil la Soulh UM1 6V- pet pfd .... fi2 la South Util 7 pet prd «7 Minnesota P . L fi pet prd . . 52 Minnesota F A L 7 pel. pld . . !'2 Northern St Po-.ver B pet 82 Northern St Power 7 pet prd ST',-: N W Fell Tel 6,i pet prd 317 N W St Portland Cement 21 Rath Packing fi pet prd 9s Rath Packing 7 pet prd 300 Sioux City Gas El 7 pet prd SS United Lt Rys 6 pet prd .... 7S United Lt Rys 6.36 pet pfd 79 United Lt Rys 7 pet pfd .. 8,")'.Western Grocer prd SS Western Grocer com 7-"j 14 13 16'.i 7fi 101 101 SI S) S4 S3 f S V . 119 1110 10" ssv; 8(1 S7 90 SU GOVERNMENT BONDS (Monday Market) NEW YOBK. 1,11--V. S. bonds closed: Treasury 4 I i s 47-52 117.20. Treasury 4R -14-54 112-22. Treasury 3^s 40-}3 June 30$. 19. Treasury 3!is 4B-49 I05.JS. Treasury 3s :l-5a 101.3. WENRMI1RD ni.iiiT-.iii3 r**nt PIT ctsTiut, rnrsx A "iEAU THIS FIKSX: Dow Van Every, a collector of rare jewels, invites an acquaintance, Gary Mauglian, and the litter's old friend, Margate Younger, an actress, to his home to view the priceless Camden .ruby. At Van Evcry's both MargaJo, silting before the fire, anil Muughan are impressed with the size and brilliance of the rare stone. Van Every objects in vain when Margalo hangs the ruby from her neck, explaining it is called a "murder stone," and then proceeds to relate its gruesome history. GO ON WITH THE STORY) CHAPTER 4 "I HAVE SAID that James, first owner of the Camden ruby, was a sick man when he returned from erusalem. He had gone to that far country, a young man^ a man in his irime, and when he came back to iis castle, after a few years, his hair ivas tinged with gray, and his eyes were those of an old man. 'He brooded over the death of Gwladys, his beloved. And a year ater he died, not a violent death, jut a peaceful one. His brother, John, a younger brother, no more .tan a boy when the call of the Crusades had gone out, became Lord of Camden. "Now, John had heard tales of the jreat ruby. He had not himself seen i, because James had quickly taken .t after Gwaldys was found dead. But there were knights who had :een it glowing in Gwaldys' hand, and had murmured about it. So John cnew about it. He searched the cas- :le for it day and night, thinking that his brother had hidden it some place. It was not in any of the strong boxes. For years he searched for it, while other men were starting out os a fresh Crusade to the east. "He saw his young son, a mere jaby, take a banner and leave on the Children's Crusade, without a murmur. John was married, and ;wo sons had been born to him, one, who was never named, the boy who bravely set out with other chil- dren'to show Jerusalem the light; another, Rolf, who figures later in this story. Rolf was the younger, not yet born when James died. . "Years passed, and still the ruby was not found. At last an old man, John desecrated the graves of his brother James and Gwladys in his search. He found the ruby at last, in Gwladys' grave. "John had a sweetheart--we don't enow her name. It has been lost in ;he ages somewhere. But gleefully he brought the stone to her. It was more beautiful than ever, a blood- red gem. John's hair was white, his shoulders stooped and bent; she was young, handsome. She had heard tales of the ruby since she was a child in the castle of Camden. At ast it was hers. It was she who had suggested as a last possibility that he graves of James and Gwladys might hold the jewel. "She put it around her neck, saw the crimson shadow it cast on her white skin. She was content. John would have to search no longer. "In the morning when her maids came in to awaken her, they found :er quite dead, the ruby clutched in ler fingers, much the way Gwladys had held it. "Once more the castle was in mourning. John was prostrated. He Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAMSON BROTHERS AND CO. JIason City Office in Bagley- Beck Bldg. Telephone No. 7 DO\V JO.NES AVERAGES inds. Rails Ulils. Close 155.36 id.Sl S1.S1 Total Sales 950.000 CHICAGO STOCKS Butler Bros 9v* Marshall Fields 17i Cord Corp 7-1 Walgreen Co 32V- NEW YORK C.TKB Am Gas Elec 38% Ford Mo of Eng 8 Am Cyanamid E 36'/i Hud B M S 26^ Am Su Pow Co 2^-i Humble oil Co 71 Ark Natl Gas A 6"l Lockheed 8-]; Asoc G El A ITs Niag Hud Pow 16 Can Harconi 2 Pennroad Corp l-~s Eisler KIct; 3'i S O Ky Co 19U KI Bd Share 23'i Un Oas Cu 7=i Ford Mo of Can 2-t l .i Un Li Pow Co 6-"i NEW YORK STOCKS Alaska Juncau l^J Graham Paige :P,3 Allegheny 3A Gt Nor pld 30 f ;i Am For Pow S r :e Houston Oil lO'.i: Am Cry Sug Co 21 : ;« Hudson Jlotor 17'i Am C Fy Co 31',~ Hupp Motors 2% Am Pow Li 12 J .a Intl Carriers 8 Am Roll's Mills 29 Kelvinator Co 22,i Am Metal Co 31 Lambert Co 22"1 Am Ra S Co 22 *'n Lehigh Port Ce 20^ Amcr Tob Co 92"-s Lorillard ' 22% Armour Co SS Mack Truck 32 Vs Armour Co pf 79 Mathieson Alk 32 % As Dry Goods 1511 MvK £ Rob pfd -13 All Eef 33=; McLellan Stores 11U B'cl Hemingway 15 Mex Seab'd Oil 35% Best Co 5-l",i Minn, Moline 1m US Baldwin Loco *^= M K T 8 Briggs Mfg Co CT'i Malar Products 34»i Bcndix 27-"R No Amer 26 1 /' Budd Mfs Co 12-i NO Amcr Avi 9=4 Burr Add 28 Otis Steel Co 18% Calif Packing 34 Packard Motor ll'j Caterpillar Trac 73 \i Park Utah Cop 4% Cerro de Pasco r»3i,i Plymouth If, 1 ^ Chcs Ohio 57 U Proc . Gam -Idi CM Gl W PM 6'i Pub Ser of N J 4t C II S P P pfd 1',i Pullman 42H Com Credit :,0 Pure Oil Cn 2S.% Com S«lvcnts 21 fur' 1 ^ Bakery J 4 ' . i Rcadinc Cn t(|-.; Kern Ranr! 20Vi . Corp Seag 2,',-"i iislas Airc Cont Molor Cr or whciit. Cuilahy P a r k i n g 3D',i i; rl " .',' fnrt-Wri To A 17'. "' l.urt wn C" A 1. i Rimn , on , Co 31'i S'l Calif KdioOn 27 Kperry Corp 21 !i · '·· ·"" Kt G E H Katon Sits Co :!! , s Tlrf( , Wa Af on ,;; Wee A u t o Lils 40!i 1; s ,,,,, Alcn ., 8 ;., Elec Pow ft Li US y . s smelter S'J'i Eric li R Co 13"; rtil P i L A n'i Firc'nt Ti KU 30',i Vanadium 22 " First Na Stores 435i Union Oil Calif 26% Kostci-Wheclcr 33U Un Gas Imp 16'.i Frceport Tex Sl',1 Warren Bros S"; Gen Am Trans 54^ Western union 81Vj Glidden Co 49'/I: Worth'n Pump 33 Vj Gobol fi^g Yellow Truck 1.S"! Gold Dust 19 : ;a Youngs S £ T 50«i Gt North'n Ore IS'.-S barrel in 9S pound cotton sacks. Shipments 23.404. Pure bran S15.50@16. Standard middlings «15S15.r,0. MINNEAPOLIS 1 l.Ot K. ( M n n i l n y .MnrUrH M 1 N N K A T O I . I S , l.ri --· f-'lonr imrrmnccrt. Carlv! lots, f a m i l y patents S6.6ft;iP.SO a NEW YORK stGAH. (.Monday AlnrkrO NEW YORK. (.Vi--Raw suRar unchanged a t 3.70i- !or spots and 3.SOc for forward .ship- nr-nts. Futures unchanged to 3 points h i g h e r , .luly 2.S2c; September up from 2.Rlr to 2.file. T t ? f i n M w i l l a f l v a n r " l."i p o i n t s t'» r.oOr IT f i n e granulated at Ihc opening Tuesday. began to believe the wicked stories of the murder stone. Gwladys had died. Now this woman whom he loved. He locked the stone up in his strong chest, and set a guard by it night and day. No one must handle the jewel. "Soon John himself died and Rolf was master of the castle of Camden. Kolf, when he went through the strong chest, found a great deal of gold, an abundance of jewels. At the bottom wrapped in a bit of parchment inscribed with Latin was the ruby. Rolf could only write his name, so he summoned a scholar who could translate the letters which meant nothing to him. The scribe told him what they meant. John had not written them himself. One of the scholars in his castle had penned the note at John's dictation. "I do not have the note, but this is the substance: John willed the ruby to his son, Rolf, on condition that the stone was to remain in the coffer, and that no one, no one, mind you, was to wear it. "Rolf was rather frightened. He had heard of Gwladys' death. He had been a man in the castle when his father's sweetheart died. He was married himself. He thought of selling the stone. Indeed, he brought it out several times when strangers were in the castle, men of much gold, and offered it to them for a price. None of them would buy. The ruby was too dangerous. So after a while Rolf let it lie. "His wife, the wife of his middle age, for Rolf was getting on in years when John died, was warned not to go near the coffer. She heeded the warning, and had admonished her four daughters, for Rolf was not blessed with a son, to do the same. "But Ellen, the youngest and fairest, a mere girl, had peeped through the great door into the hall once while Rolf was showing the stone to a rich stranger and urging him to buy it. She saw its red beauty, and longed for it. To wear it only once! "She awaited her chance and in the night crept up to the coffer where the gem was hidden. One of the knights, prowling about the castle, saw her steal in her dark clothes through the hall, and followed her. He did not recognize her as Ellen, so when he came on her tampering with the lock of the big chest, he drew out his dagger and killed her. Ellen, too, died for the ruby. "Misfortunes followed the Lord of Camden. Four girls and no heir. Ellen killed. Rolf went on a long journey to another land to try to sell the stone. He was gone for a few years. When he came back, he did not have the ruby, and we imagine he was jubilant. Where he had sold it we did not know. I wish we did. Anyway, the stone was gone. He must have sold it, becausev, Rolf was a cold bargainer;" he would not give the stone away. "His return to the castle was a sad one. Nothing remained of his lands, his home, but ruins. Marauders had come in his absence and taken away his women, burned his fields, and castle." Van Every paused, and sipped once more from his glass. I glanced nervously at Margalo. How was she taking this? She wearing the fatal Camden ruby. Her hands were quite still in her lap, and she was staring into the fireplace, her eyes expressionless, her features father pale. I was furious with myself because I hadn't been firmer about her wearing the ruby. Of course the tale was bound to friglitV en her. Yet she wasn't superstitious, I knew that. Tomorrow she would laugh about the story, and go back to Van Every to see the jewel again. The room was very silent. A clock was ticking softly some place. I hadn't noticed it before, so interested had I been in the story Van Every was telling. The traffic from the street did not reach up into the library. It was late, I thought, and there would be few cars on the streets. The clock seemed very near me. I was rather astonished when I realized it was my own watch ticking in my pocket. Margalo hadn't touched her cognac. The glass was stilf filled to the btim on the small table before her. Mine, empty, was beside hers. On the couch at her side were the ashes of a cigaret she had been smoking, resting round and perfect, in a tray on the cushions. She had taken a few puffs and then put it down long before. It was quite burned out now. She must have been intensely interested in what Van Every was saying. But then, Margalo had a sense of the dramatic I have never seen in anyone before. What Van Every had said was probably alive to her, real. "I don't know whether I ought to go on," Van Every broke the stillness apologetically. "I'm afraid you are bored." Again I glanced at Margalo. She said nothing. "Miss Younger, do you wish to hear more?" He addressed her, quickly. "Go on. Van Every," I insisted. "You can't stop there.' So he took up the thread of his romance. "Where was IV" Oh, yes, Rolf had come back to his castle. We will leave him there. For he docs not figure in the story again. "For years nothing was heard of the great ruby. Oh, now and then someone spoke of it, I suppose, and wondered where it was. Wondered whether the tales about it were true, enlarged on those tales, probably. It was easy to embellish them. Some thought the ruby was a myth. That there was no Camden ruby. That it was like the magic sword of King Arthur, like the Grail. Just a legend. "But still there were the children of the children of the children of those who had seen the stone, seen the hole pierced in it, seen the golden chain, seen the gorgeous beauty of it." (TO BE CONTINUED.)

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