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T PAGE EIGHT. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS TUESDAY. JULY 17, 1923 CASH WHEAT A SHADESTRONGER Fairly Good Demand for High Protein Grain But Ordinary Grades Move Slowly. RANGE OF OPTIONS (Mr (loft* A C *rk «atr> AT CHICAQO. Wheat, Bitlns of (lurk why at ivnd hard wheat gonorally wiu hunt^'il to onn higher from )'ftdt#nlay'a CiRuri^. i'air dcmatitl for fiml '° sCrony protein. lDenmiwl for orilinnry still very alow. (Wltuiliu't;—• Fr'rc* Props Crop ruportw Bay: With a piontifuii supply of moisture tn aImo.it fvVrv district, the excellent crop promk -i.! has bti'Mi main- tallied. WlR-at from t>U to 76 percent Jn hf»f\ NniiMM-nns hull storiiiH but total (Uuiui.;;" not execasi vc. Coarse grains duiuy t-xcA'^dingly -well, but ryo jiot up to tho averagi-. Very littlo dain.'VKP. frtim rust, saw fly. or other f((ttiS(>H. Geti<*r<il crop altuat Ion excellent. llt'rcipt.'i i»r wh<»at tn Hutt'liInMon to d;i> Wii 1 '' 41' c-ars, ono- w#:t;k uuo ti-. oiifi yr;ir nj;o Heft jptft 0 f wheat In other markets'. SaMna, 37. Wichita 122, Knid lilO, Kan- Has I'hy 130, Sc. .Amis L 10. Omaha 101, Chicago 184, Mlnnt-apoils 131), Lmlnth 13S and WlimlpuK 244. Sair:. of wheat In the local market toibu wcrp art follows: Nil. il dark hard whrat ono 0<*»<', OUf i^w. No. 3 dark hard wheal—one Otic, one —Closed— Olii >n TtlCh IJOW .'.17^ .90% YMay ,'J7 Jlllv. TtlCh IJOW .'.17^ .90% .!>7% YMay ,'J7 S.J.I. .96 'i •''•;!) .93 J» I've, . 1.00 .03 Corn. .33',* •''•;!) .93 J» July. • f'.H .S3',i .82',4 .SJU .82% Ki.1'1. .',•(*» .TSTi .74* • 7&U .74"* 1.1V. • .6:i.i, biti. .63?, July. .8.1 H .38* Si.pt. .31 .34% .34 .34 Rye. .IH\ .Tuly. .r.i>i .ni*i .81* .em .IH\ Sept. .ir.i'-t .69 ?4 .t.lVi . .63'* .til Live. .W. • .OV 1 ,), .fit* .117 AT KAINSAS CITY. Wheat. •five SHc. onn 59 11. 55-1 1. til; one No. 4 dark hard wli*at—one &*-2 f jTc, mil' 55.1) Ji-U-. Nil li hard whea f'-Var; two &y 9Zt f.S.'J 92v. No. 3 hard whom--one 93c; three !i2c; t'.vu IHe; one 'tic; onci Eili .3 i)lc 2 V pn* vent vy. No. 1 hard wheat —one &5e; one 5,x& 9 <'c. NEW YORK STOCKS. (IU 'portod thin afternoon by Jam AS E Bunnett & Co., SOG norabaugh- Wlh'y building, by wire Irom New York.) A. T. ,V S !•- AHi-U t'lwmkal Amti. ^i :H 'Ulii|,' Anm-tuiiln *'t'j<iit>r A inn. 1 'f! SMjiitr A inn. i ':>;' f'outiilry , . . A »"<;i. J ,i.i-i>imu!vt.' I trnw) AtUitiik- Uiilr-Wfflt Inili**: Amu. Tol.ji.vi. A inn. TfUphum-. i TfintrrapU Amu. I;it'l Cui|' VJV* lU-ii-iiil Asi'hnlt 2?»* I .(--Ui;<-Li.fiu St^cl Jtiihlwin L'A'mnotlvo , Hiiltiinoi-t; .fc i.»t\lo t'KlW. \."(H'V»er A tun. (';i ii i 'urn VTi'dncl« i 'nK-i ('an*- Hiip:ir . . (,'iiV.n i Suca r i Til I'uSii- Amu. Suifar . . . AV!i*- f MiiiMniii a (.'.•. it -i.'ula ('.'UHtillau t*«.(.•!Elf lty. OuHL-i" -S rotl N. V CVi.trui I '.^ilt-n Oil fliuiKtler Motora ... Ainn. Steel Pf>ui:dry Fiimou."* V J biyt»Ts O'lir Statc-ii Htf-i-l ... (iftivrttl KlDctrlu tJi-Mit Nurtliem tty. . (ifio*rul Mutitru J/it'l JiitrvMtcr Inupiralloii Copj'er .. Inf] Nickel K^ly-Sprlnudeia S4H Krnn»*«M>tt '.'oj'pcr 83S Chino i "i >i'[)or v 19 Mumuetto Ily. i2 —Closed— Open lllltti Ivtiw T"day Y'llaJ Jlllv. .80 .SS'A .88(» .S3 In-, . . .50 .SST, .S3 '4 In-, . . .2 .'JU>1 .sn» Corn. .3214 .'.>: 3 i, Jvi!v. ,79«i .B(i»> .79 H .80 .7J«ii Sept. .701, .71% .70M, .SOU -68% .71'W, .70S, IH'.r.. .I.SU .71% .70M, .SOU -68% • S3!« .r.su T I-V.-I Pi/. . . .. <2Ji 42 Ti Utah I 'ciM.or .. ss 6S I'nli.i I'.-n-ifii- liv.' ........ . .HID 130'i A'finn Hum St .1" 1.. .. 321 .4 82 A mil W .ii >!i -I .. 8 .T, 84 \V <.'.«! 111' l.'iLISi- Ki ( M ; tr 'lL-' .. 65 'j St '4 Slain Hl-'l llf nil . . 53"i Stalir IH 'l llf J .. 3IS 33»i .Stain uril ul t'niir .. 5JV4 61VJ Will.. Kb I'M. • • A ' 27?i Otir:- Siv. 1 !:i »li '.|'3 1'. ii 'i IIS 1 "i 11.-; JlVf, l i.iiiiu.in . . .134 131, 1 , itli :s l'f.l .. or, >i C .iW V. S Il .OiMlr lal Ali-chiil- . . . 47 4 r >i Ma.'. .'11 M "t TS '•I!" ... 1»» HVj .M UM ill us -A" . . . JS'i 3.14 l .llll .l I .i ,.i.iii 'ttvc ... 61',, Aiii.i. AltriiLi tllrnl ... 25 H Will) iv^ria ml . .. B% .. 6 s , UllPI .MiltOlo ... lS'U 19 Mtmny • • -4% r i. 6 4 r. WHEAT IS AWAY • DOWN IN CHICAGO For First Time This Season the f rice Was Below 96 Cents a Bushel. Snlc.l 1 J>. in . 39 . 08 \ . th . 40 »4 • aiH .151 . 6Si« . ! 0' i 143 . . 45 "4 ..11714 . . 46'i • • .. ««» . . HS?i .. 10> a .. 4!««. .. 27>i 77 ..I47li . . C5 .. 97 Ml •. as% .. 43Ja .. 83?, .. 71ij .. 70V. "'WIS S3H B7Mi mi 3IVi 161 ll»i 1(3 »«% I»' I 27«- t 4b?» na>4 48-H 88% BRITISH DRAWING UP SECTIONS OF REPLY Chicago, July 17.—For tile tlrat tlrao this season -wheat today lull In prieo to bolow Orj contH a bushel, yoPt.cml)(?r Unlivery. All dellvorius of wheat again brulio the season'n low prtre record, wltti September IIIUCIMUK 95% cents. Pressuro ot hotlging sales afi -well' :u iniilfferenco of doniaiul appeanut to bo responsible tor the now downturn In vtUuea. Opening prices, which ranged, tro-m *4 to %c lower with Septern- bor 5(i to 9SHc ami December 091i 10 9!)%c, -were fullowod by a alight further setbnek and then by a rally to a llttlo above yesterday's finish. The close was unsettled, ranging from %Q net. decline to lie Kaln, Sept. 06-% to K% and Docembor 99',-i to sri &c. Corn and oats showed an upward tendency, both markets-presenting an oversold appearance. After opening at a ranee varying from %c decline to Vic advance, September T-tVi to 71%c, corn prices scored moderate general gains. The. close was unsettled at % to l"ic net advance, Sept. 7574 to 75 7 ,4.<y> 7 tic. Oats started at %c off to Ho *V, Kcptember 34 lo 34Hc Later ill months showed a alight advance. High quotations on hogs gavtj a lift to the provision market. 42',-j 27 «i 41 77'4 14S t4 SS 3S'/» BO Mi 33« 4 12 7 Hi 17 »i^ «'a 13-% n>i 28 W Getting Facts Ready for the Answer to German Reparations Note. lily Tli'i A'lfKwlntCil Prcsn) I^ndon. July 17.—Foreign Secretary t 'ur /.on drew tip additional sections of the rirltlfli draft reply to the Uer- man i-, -['ana ion note today and It. is hoped to preseut the full teits both of ihe ili-iift cud the covoriUK letter to thi' cabinet tomorrow. Copies of both documents will probably reach Washington by the end of the week. The draft and the lettor are exclusively British productions, as neither Italy ' nor Helgluin Is being consulted In I then- pri-pat -atlou. Features of the , proposed reply will lie carefully phras- | cd Willi reference to Germany's pas 1 sivo n-Mstunro ami the American BUS- j gestinu lor apiiomtnieut of an inter- j national body of experts to audit Germany's assets. Great Britain does not reKuril such an Impartial commission its ni'i:ossartly Incompatible with the Versailles treaty and hopes to win Prance around to this ylew. STANDARD BUYS OIL. Purchased a Large Quantity from a California Company Today. New York, July 17.—The California „ „ Petroleum corporation today announc- 3^i od It has closed a contract with the Kansas City. Kansas City, July 17—WHEAT—Ke- cotpts 180 cars, unchanged. No. 2 dark hard 93©1.01; No. 2 hard 90 (g) U9c; No. 8 hard S9©99c; No. 2 red .')lS>!»c; No. 8 red 88©92c. July 88Vic split asked; Sept. 89Vio split bid; Dec. S2V4c bid. CORN—Unchanged to lc higher; No. 2 whlto S2r u -'82Vic; No. 2 yellow 8Gc; No. 8 yellow 86; No. 2 mixed S2<I|' S3c; No. 3 mixed 81©S2c. July 80c bid; Sept. 71%c split asked; Doc. 59Vic asked. OATS—v» to Its lower; No. 2 white 40Vj©41c; NO . 8 -white 39Vic; No. 2 mixed 40c, RYE— fi2 ©Mc. BATIUSY—64(5.'B5c. ' KAFFm --U.61@l.B3. Chicago-Closing Prices. Chicago. July 17.—WHEAT— July »7Vic; Sept. 9i>%c; Dec. 99->4. CORN—July 83V4C, 8e.pL 76%c; Dec. 63 "lie. OATS—July 88»ic; Sept. 84%c; Doc. S &Vic. POBiK—Blank. LARD—Sept. $11.10; Oct. $11^5c. •MBS—September ?9.(H); October ?8.S0. 42Ji 21'/. 7 54 Wiirluml Oil ruHt. l'etrot^um Mlil-t!t»l#» Oil 'J-J J'Ki.liufi.i <* KellniTd « J'hlUllw Petroleum i» j'ullni.-in Ou jMr« 4 (11 "i* Wn -Amn. J'etroloiim .. . . 01f« l'linMi: Oil I'nivn. Hy : S"Utiii'in Ry c. M. si. p. ny. ..... e. M. & til. i>. Ky. I'M. (Miltio t'oiipcr rtiJ llr-aitlnii lly llu.-lt tllanJ Hi'piiMlc Iron tk iateul l). S. ItiibbiT Ahin. BilKar flrnithi.ni Paolfio Ky. ., Gludt-Uikcr Blnelair Oil & rui n-Hu^bwi-lt • • !3H .. 4314 .. 33 >i •• 1314 •• »1V4 .. 8t >i4 •• 7U4 :: •• 41«i •• «2ji .. 864, . .1021, .. Wa .. 70V. . . »0*i 18 43 8814 22 7 % 64S 111 nr.'4 j «2 »J 34 % HQ I ALFALFA — Cholco $13.5O@21.00: ldti 1 No. 1 US.0Oi?/'19.00; standard J15.50# »2H ! 17T.0; No. 2 tll .60@15.00; No. 3 $9.00 ©1 11.00. PRAIRIE—No. 1 $11.50@12.50; No. Standard Oil Companj- of New Jersey for the sale to the latter ot 30,000,000 barrels of light uouthern California crude oil In the next three yoars. Deliveries are to be mado at tha rato of 1,000,000 barrels a month. Kansas City Hay. Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—HAY— 43 ours; unchanged. KANSAS CITY— ADD CASH- BRAN—94 @97c. SHOUTS—?1.32 01.37. Hutchinson Flour and Feed. (Quoted by Win. Kelly Milling Co.) WHEAT—No. 2, new or old, 80c. FLOUR—Per 9S lb. aack-s $3.00; 43 lb. tacks $3.10; 24 lb. Backs $3.20. GRAHAM—Per cwt., 10-lb. sacKa $3.50. CORNMEAL—Per cwt., 10-lb sacks, $3.30. SHORTS—Por cwt., $1.45. BRAN—Per cwt. $1.06. SCREENINGS—$1.30. a a Thirty Yeara Ago Today CJrrppf r,,jwfs was connected with the American Clollilnif store. WHEAT IN A NEW LOW PRICE RECORD Flour is Also Down in Chicago But Bread Prices Are Still Maintained. Chicago, July 17.-—Although wheat made a new low price record [or ten years and flour dropped again ye -S 'ter- day, bakers here declared thcro would.! -be, no reduction in the price of bread for at least sixty days. ...Most of the bakeries, they explained, have on hand supplies of flour sufficient for the next two months which they bought at hiRh prices and which must bo used before cheaper Bread can be made and scld. A campaign for a reduction in broad prices will bo pushed at the expiration of that time, according to tils ilty's hl£fc cost commission which has compiled statistics on local bread production and consumption. It is estimated that 10,000,0110 allocs of bread aio eaten daily in Chicago. Wheat prices at the close of yesterday's imutet fixed July at 97, Sept. 96 H and Dec. 91)->i, a new low price record for December wheat since 1914. Flour por barrel dropped '.5 cents at Minneapolis, which quoted best grade Bprltitj wheat tlonr at $G.S5; hard winter $4.30 ami suit •winter $4.90. BEEF STEERS ARE SOME LOWER TODAY Some Arc Down as Much at 25 Cents—Hogs Are Some- v _ what Higher. Kansas City, July 17.—CATTLE— HecelptB 14.000; calves 3,000; very slow; beef steers and yearllnp.u uneven, steady to 25c lower; must weakness on plain quality yearlings and grass steers; best heavy steers $11.15; choice yearlings $11.25; she- stock mostly steady; hulk cows $4.00 <5>6.75; a few at $0.00©7.0U; hulls fully steady; bulk bolognas $4.25© 4.85; calves slow, weak to 25e lower; packers early top $9.00; better grudes atockers and feeders steady 1 others slow; several loads desirable feeders $7.00(ff3.30; tew stockera $5 .00@6.50. HOCS—-Receipts. 12,000; fairly active to traders anu shippers, 15(§>20c higher; shippers top $7.50j trader top $7.55; bulk of sales $7,200)7.45; bulk desirable 175 to 2135 pound ayeragos $7.40tj?7 .55; packers holding back; packing sows steady to 10c higher; bulk ?6.15{(!l).35; stock pigs steady to 10c higher; bulk f6.35CPS.65. SHEEP—Receipts 6,000; -western Iambs fully 25c lower; boat Idahoa $14.25 straight; natives steady to 25c, loner; top $14.00; better grades largely $12.:1R@13.7S; culls around $7.00; odd lots sheep steady. • '«• * •;> -i- -S L IVESTOCK CORRESPONDENCE. 61 71 'i 24H 42 £ 8 «U 103i,4 34 MVi 2 $10.1)0.^11.00; No. 8 $8.00@D50 TIMOTHY— No. 1 $15.0O(?j)15.50; t -tandard $14.00,^14.60; No. 2 $13.00© 13.50; No. 3, $11.00©12.E0. CLOVKU—Mixed Ujtht $15.00; No. 1 $13.60i&'14.50; No. 2 $U.00®13.00. WALL STREET MARKET. New York, July 17.—Outaldo nows Was lntorweted unfavorably In to- 4ay'e stook jnurket but attar early •elling orders had been executed, IOMOB generally wero rotrievod. Belect- •d speclaltlea dloiplayed conolderalilo •trength. Bales approximated 800,000 ' (dmres. New York, July 17.—Prlcei were Irregular <U the opening of today's itcmk market with the majority mov^ if Jovtri parUcularl}- the rail shares. SO lantancu was the change groator ' halt ft point Oil atocia were Uy Improved. Jh9 JH»rket displayed more weak- aaai la the secondary dealings- l>e- fUcee ot a point or more toy United ftateg eteel, Bethlohem and Quit jpateS fit col ondermlned confidence t&il encouragod abort soiling In the Balance ot the list. iLoaaea of 1 to t Joints wore established by many lead. Uk eiharoa. Foreign exchange rates opened lower. I Continued uncertainty over the do- piestlo busineou, tho election v lu Min)a«Hota of tho furmer-laibor party candidate for United States eenaiar and speculative apprehension over the outcome of tho IJuropean tangle, were contributing factors In the heaviness of stock prices during the forenoon. The readiness with which many ln- fhiential stocks declined showed the support was of an lnulfferent. sort. As was the cuso yesterday, the hulk ot .,„,.,, tho gulling wa.H uccoiaplished during u"'ji.' 'bwvwl 'uiuuji^ the first hour and prices stiffened slightly toward noon. Many ordinarily less active etocks sold higher, Pierce Oil preferred gaining 3 points and 'Foundation Company moving up to 73?i, a now high record for the year. Call money oponed at 4& per cent. Naw York Money. New York, Juy 17. —Foreign exchanges lrrcguar; quotations in cents. Qreat Britain demand 4.69 7-16; cables 4.59%; sixty day 'bills on banks 4.60 8-10. Ofunce demand 6-83Vi; cables 6.84. Italy demand 4.29; cables 4.29V*. Belgium demand 4.81V4; cables 4.83. Comany demand .0004 1-16; cables .0004 8-16. Switzerland demand 17.45, Oeoco demand 2.72. Poland demand .0007Vt. Csccho SIoMikia demand 8.00. Call money firmer; high Bvi; low 4%; rnlliiE rate 4%; oloslng bid 6V4: offered at i%; IttBt loan BVi; call loans against acceptances .V4; time loans firm; mixed collateral 60-90 days BOBVt; four-six raouths 5(iilCV4; prime coiumeivial paper 5. Liberty Bond*. Final prlcea quotec by the Mc- NaKhteii Loan company today wore: avi% :; _ $100.03 First it First *Vi% .. Second 4Vi% Third 4ii% .. Fourth 4^1% 98.111 ... 1)8.12 ... 38.09 ... 08 28 ... 98.10 PRODUCE MARKETS Chicago Produce. Chicago, July 17.—©UTTER—Unchanged. BGG3—-Txnver; firsts 2SVaSJ22%c. POULTRY—Fairly steady; fowls 23e; brotlers 28ijj :3«c; roosters 18c. POTATOES—Weak; supply moderate, Missouri and Kansas sacked early Ohlos $1.90g >2 .10; sacked Irish cobblers $2 .2f >(j>150. Kansas City Produce. Kansas City, Mo., July 17.—Produce all unchanged. BUTTER—Creamery 40®41c; pat-king 2Gc. BUTTER .FAT—Unchanged, 31c; extra quality 34c. USGG-S—Firsts 21c; selects 2Sc. POU'L.TJB.Y—Hens 20c; light broilers 25c; heavy broHers 32c; roosters 10c. Hutchinaan Buttorfat. (Quoted by Swift & Co.) FOWLS—4 lbs. and over, 17c; under 4 lbs.. 13c; broilers, 2Vic, and under SBc; broilers, Loghorns and black, 18c. BUTTER—Creamery, 39®40qi BUTTERFAT—No. 1, S4c; No. 2, 81 eta. 17 Hutchinson Produce. (quoted by Carl Nelson.) * POULTRY—Henu over 4 lbs., cte.; under 4 lbs. 14 cts.; broilers 1V6 to 2 lbs. 25 cts.; under lVi 20 ota,; springs, 2V4 lbs. and over, 18 cts.; roosters, 7 cts. DUCKB—^Young, 10c; Geose young 10o; turkeys, bene 8V» lb. and over 20c, young toms 12 lb. and over 20c; old toms I80V& guliias, 30c each; pigeons, 6c each or 75c a doz.; Boiglau Hares 8c. EC1US—Freeh, candled loss off, IS cts. dozen. Hutchinson Produce. (Quoted by Sunflower Produce Co.) POULTRY: Cocks 7cts.; hens 16 cts.; light hone, nets.; broilers 25 cts. Leghorns and blacks under lVa lbs., 20 cts. EGGS: 16o dozen. The man who has an overloaded stomach Is la as much danger an tho man at whom a boy la pointing an overloaded gun.—Atchison Globe, <J, .!> ^ ,i> * ^> * ii' Kansas City Stock Yards, July 16.— Tile movement of pasture cattle Is gelttug under way. The bulk of the 23.000 cattle and 6,000 calves received, camo from the pasture sections of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and indications nro that this movement will continue liberal. Choice steers were scarce and fully steady. Other -grade3 sold slowly and slightly lower. Hog prices were 10 to 15 ccuts higher, with trade active. Sheep and lamba were fully Btcady. Todays Receipts. Receipts today were 23,000 cattle. 11,000 hogs and 11,000 sheep, compared with 18,000 cattle, 14,000 hogs and 12,000 sheep a week ago, and 18,600 cattle, 7,350 hogs and 8.57o sheep a year ago. Thoufih cattle receipts were the largest for sometime past, prices for the best grades were fully steady, and the plain and medium classes were slightly lower. A» the run Increases, demand Is expanding and the selling Bide is having little trouble to place tho offerings. Killers now have a fairly good line on early good grass cattle, and they are Inclined to take them freely. Fed steers are scarce, and they will probably contlnuo to bring a good premium over other classes. The best steers today sold at $11.25 and "other choice steers brought $10.00 to $11.10. Grass steers sold at $4.25 to $S.00, and wintered, summer grazed steers, up to $s,25. Cows and heifers, except fed grades which were steady, sold slightly lower. Veal calves were weak. Stockers and Feeders Liberal supplies of this cattle were., offered ami choice, selected kinds sold readily, but the plain and ordinary clas»«3 wero t>arely steady at last week's decline. Hous. Hog prices ruled 10 to 15 cents higher. Receipts were short of a week agd7*;uid tho trade Is expecting a .further advance before the week end. Tho top price today was $7.25, and bulk of sales $7.10 to $7.30. Packing sows sold $6.00 to $6.25, and pigs and slock hogs at Sti.OO to $6.50. For the past ten days hog prices held ahovo the Ecven dollar level, and the general market seems to be getting Into a position for a general advance. Sheep and Lambs. Trices in the sheep divisions were fully steady. NaUvo lambs sold at $14.00 to $14.25, and a big string of 7'6 pound Idaho Lambs brought $14.50 straight. Texas wethers cold at $7.50 to $a.2o, or as high as any time this season. Some Texas yearlings brought $10.25. Horses and Mules. Trade in horses and mules remains quiet at about steady prlcea. Dealers say demand will Improve hy the middle of August. C11AS. M. PIPKIN, , Market Correspondences STORM AmfSBURG CAUSED MUCH DAMAGE itcAlester, Okla., July 17.—A storm which struck this city lute yesterday blew down several buildings at the Pittsburg county fairgrounds, and damaged the Western Association baseball park, close by. The stands at tho park were filled when tho storm hit. Players raced for their dugouts and spectators huddled in their seats while the wind ripped away fences around the park. The stands, howover were not seriously damaged, and no bne was reported injured. A drenching rain accompanied the wind. ' Chicago. Chicago. July 17.—HOGS—Receipts 28,000; opened mostly 15@25c higher; later trading slow; big killers bidding steady; bulk 160 to 240 pound averages $7.Su31S.OO; top" $8.00; bulk good and choice 250 to 300 pound bntclHirs $7.70@7 .S4>; few packing sows $6.10© 6.4'0; bulk strong weight pigs $6.75 and above; heavyweight hogs $6.76© 7.80; medium $7.1568.00; light $7.00 ©8.00. CATTLE—Receipts 13,04)0; slow, uneven; better grades beef steers' yearlings and butcher she-stock, stockers and feeders about steady; lower grades practically all killing classes unevenly weak to 2'5c lower; top matured steers $11.50; best long yearlings at $11.00; bulls 10@16e lower; vealcrs improved quality considered about 25c lower; bulk to packers $9.7541'10.50; bulk desirable bologna bulls $5.50<ff5.75; bulk stockers ami feeders $5.5Q®6.60. SHEEP—Receipts 10,000; slow;, fat lambs mostly 25c lower; drills and sheep generally steady; top westerners to city butchers $14.90; medium and handyweight ewes $5.00@6.26. A CATTLE AND RANGE REPORT Grass Fat Cattle Will be Moving to Market Freely Soon. THE PEST OF THE FLIES There Are More Cattle in Kansas Now Than There Wero Year Ago, Says Parxtoa, Wichita. Wichita, Kan., July 17.—HOGS—Receipts, 600; My higher; top $7.30; bulk $7.1507.3« CATTLE—Receipts 900. including 300 calves; generally steady; beef steers $6.50@8.OO; beet coxa and heifers $3.75@8.00; bulls $2,5004.60; veal calves $3.50©8.60; stockers and feeders $3.0006.50. RAINFALLSTSTATE FOR THE PAST WEEK Grass fat cattle from Kansas will be moving to market freely for the next sixty days. This movement usually reaches Its peak from August 15 to September 15. but indications point to the possibility of an earlier climax to the movement this year than iismnl according to .1 statement by Edward C. Paxton, statistician for tho Hureau of Agricultural Economics. Abundant gras3 early in the season, a high quality of feeders, reasonably prof liable prices for better grades of stuff, all tend to stimulate early shipments. In addition, the fly plague has been unusuall ysevere and cattle that fleshed rapidly In May and early June have had to spend so much timo slnco mitFJnut) fighting flies that they are not taking on satisfactory gains and in some instances have gone backward rather than forward in development the las Uhlrt'y days. Some feeders fearing a continuation ot the pest of fifes and a further deterioration will take advantage of profitable early gains and tho present satlsfactorw market rather than watt for an abatement of tho flies and the possibility of more profitable weights later in the season. Sold Many Cattle. I«ist year Kansas sold, through public stockyards, nbout 96,000 cattle and calves In July, 215,000 in August; 290,000 In September; 270,000 in October; 170,000 in November, and 120,000 in Docember; or a total of approximately 1,160,000 head In the six months per : iod. During tho same period of 1921 the corresponding movement was about 990,000 head, and. in 1930 it amounted to nearly 900.000. There are more ca.ttle on Kansas grass than a year ago, particularly In the flint hill district, but the average run la of younger stuff and largo numbers of this class of feeders can be profitably carried over for another year or fed out on corn in ths late fall or early wlnted if the corn crop and market conditions justify such action. From the present outlook it does not seem probablo that Kansas will market to exceed 1,000,000 cattle and calvea between July 1 and January 1 this year unless some circumstance' that cannot he foreseeu should interfere. Of the million head to bo marketed tn the next six months about 600,000 should bo fat enough for the block and the other 400,00(\ should ,ba stockers or normal and frequently characterlied by cattlemen as being "fine as thoy hftTe over seen." In Colorado, Montana and South Dakota the range condition averages close to 95 per cent of normal. The general average for all the western range Is now 94 per cent or two points higher than a month ago. All fRrm and range pastures Included iu theso Rtatos will now aver- uge five points belter than 0 year' ago. This high condition of pastures reflects Itself in a corresponding high average condition of cattle in those states which are rated at 04 per cent as compared with 91 cor cent laBt month. Except tha fly plague thcro is 110 detracting inlluenco to future improvement. Estimates were taken July 1 as to the spring calf crop as a percentage ot the number ot cows on hand last January 1. This is" tha first timo suph an estimate has been attempted and thero is no check as to its reliability, nor are comparisons^ available on a similar basis for former years. Tho percentages are as follows: Arizona, 47 per cent; California, 41 per cent; Colorado, 60 per cent; Idaho, 48 per cent; Kansas, 78 por cent; Montana, 69 per cent; Nebraska, 77 per cent; Nevada, 34 per cent; Naw Mexico, 46 per-cent;/North Dakota, 66 per cent; Oklahoma, 64 per cent; Oregon. 46 per cent; South Dakota, 74 per cent; Texas, 58 per cent; Utah, 40 per cent; Washington, 77 per ceiiL and Wyoming, 51 per cent. WOMAN WAS TORTUREi) BY ACID IN OKMULGEE Told Tale to Police Then Wai , Suddenly Whisked Out of Town. ' ItWi fxeavier Over the Eastern Third of the State Last Week. Okmulgee, Okla., July 17—A woman giving the name of Mrs. George Petro- ipo of Tulsa, who groped her way into tho police station here last night with a Btory of abduction and torture, loft early today with the mystery of her alleged experiences unsolved. In company with then men, one of whom is said to have declared he was her husband the womau was whisked out of town in a motor car with tho first light of day. Hair Had Been Cut. She was dishevlled and her hair had been cut when she entered the police station last night and gave an hysterical account of being kidnapped on a busy Tulsa street by four men and a womanT who poured acid on her arms, breast- and legs In an effort to wring from her Information regarding/an oil transaction at Sapulpa. Investigation revealed that she had beVn gainfully burned. Men Were Armed. The men who took her from the hotel where she was sent from the polleo station were all'heavily armed. •Driving up to the hotel they sent word for her to come down, which she did at once and left voluntarily with them. According to tho story the woman Seems like every advertisement shows legs these days.—Atchison Globs. Topeka, July 17—The report on agricultural conditions for the week ending July 14 was iSBue .d today by the State Board of Agriculture in cooperation with the State Farm (Bureau anil County Agents, the State Grange and County Deputies, and the State Farmers' Union and County Reporters. It says; Rainfall over the eastern third of the stato ranged between one and three Inches. In the central section the average was between V& and 2Vi Inches. The western counties report an average of one inch for the week. Tho weather generally has been very- hot and spring crops ale growing very rapidly. Generally speaking the soli is in good condition for growing crops, although It is too wet to work in many eastern counties and is getting toc»] dry in the west. Wheat threshing has been greatly delayed in eastern Kansas by the late rains, for ihe same reason much shocked wheat Is beginning to sprout. Those fields that have been threshed have averaged between 5 and 10 bushels and tested around 60 lbs. Sorao combines are still running in central Kansas but threshing 1 B well started. Average yields ure 8 to 10 bushels for this Miction. While the yield Is low the quality Is good.' Harvest has Just started In tho northwestern part of the state, but it will be in full swing by the middle of the week. Oats and barley aro mostly all cut. Corn is making rapid growth over the entire state. Chinch bugs and grasshoppers are causing some dam. age. It Is practically all "laid by," although some fields are rather weedy. Grain sorghums are doing only fair. Many fields of Irish -potatoes in the Kaw valley nave been dug and most all are ready to bo. The average for Shawnee county is reported at 175 to 200 bushels por acre. The second crop of alfalfa (s being- cut and good yields are being secured. Some pralrlo bay has been cut and the yield has been satisfactory. Pastures are in good condition. Very llttife livestock diseases reported. told tho police, she was forced at the Fe "eders* ti'aTwfFive'raJo vfSStqwS.. VOlat of a pistol to enter a closed ity. The actual percentage that will ™ to ' . car which was parked on a go as feeders or killers will depend * tnei In Tulsa last n ght. She •greatly on the outcome, of the corn'" w " " {w "" crop aud the consequent demand for feeders in the corn belt. Some Estimates. Estimates for other western states indicate that the avtlia-ble supply of cattle and calves for this fall delivery will he approximately as follows: Arl- zona, 110,000, mostly feeders; California, 90,000, mostly fat; Montana, 1-10,000, of which 77,000 will be fat and 63,000 feeders; western half of Nebraska, 350,000, of which 130.000 should be fat and 220,000 feeders; Nevada 96,000, of which 47,000 will be fat and 49,000 feeaers or stockers; New Mexice, 116,000, mostly feeders and- stockers; Oklahoma, 907,000, which ought to run about 50-GO fat and, feeders; Texas, 846,000 with 347,000 of feeders; Utah, 138.000 with an esti- theni fat and 499,000 stockers and mate of 105,000 of them fat and 33.000 feeders. .Numerical estimates are not available for North Dakota,'South Dagkota, Idaho or Wyoming but the Indication is that the fall shipments •aid she was taken to a railroad station and brought by train to Okmulgee. No lucid story of her experiences after she reached hero was obtained by polco except that she was tortured and finally abandoned on a dark street. She was led to the police. station by a passerby. Has Another Name. Tulsa, Okla., July 17 —Police here today were watching all roads to Okmulgee In an effort to locate a party of men said to have left Okmulgee early today In a motor car with a woman, believed to be Mrs. Pearl Hyder, who appeared at 'the police station there last night, saying sho had been abducted here and, tortured. Mrs. Hyder, police said their Investigation has revealed, la housekeeper for George Pelropol, a Greek oil operator. Thoy Baid that friends of 'Petropol declare he Is not married. Mrs, Hyder is 38 and Is divorced. • According to police records, she was accused with Petroijol by a band of masked men who were alleged to havo from North Dakota will be 6 per cent i whipped Petropol about a year ago, Cotton Market. 1 New York, July 17,—Cotton futures closed baroTy steady. July 26.62c; October 23.68<g)70c; December 23.16 ©ISc, Spot quiet; middling27.35c. less than last fall and from Wyoming about 20 per cent greater. The North Dakota movement ought to average about 29 percent fat and tho Wyoming ohpiments 45 per cent fat. Some Steers Scarce. Aged steers should be relatively scarce this fall from all of tho western states. It Is tho increasing tendency ot recent years. The quality and quantity of grass thru is now available and tho present condition of cattle will, justify the assumption that this fall's delivery will reach market iu prime! condition of flesh and healthfulness. Range conditions have been unusually fine except in parts of Arizona and New Mexico. In Kansas, Nebraska, Idaho, Nevada, Washington and Oregon grass conditions are rated above after abducting him from his home. The alleged whlppers charged him with immorality, the police records show. Acquaintances of Petropol said today that ho was probably in Sapulpa, where most of his oil interests are located. THE NEWS. TELEPHONE, 4400 I Suburban Day 189c ana $1.19 Enamel Ware == Sale of Great Bargains—See Our Windows. == Best Grade Grey Enamel 89c =E Beit Grade Blue and White Enamel $1.19 == Everything Eke in Enamelware 25% Off. == This is our Enamelware Sale—Everything at == Special Bargains. I J. C. CDONNELL HDWE. S Corner 4th and Main We Deliver iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM

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