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The Thirty-third

ANNUAL REPORT

Trade And Commerce

CHICAGO,

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31st, 1890.

COMPILED FOR THE

Board Of Trade

By GEO. F. STONE, Secretary.

CHICAGO.
The J. M. W. Jones Stationery and Printing Co.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE

Executive officers of the Board of Trade, 1848 to 1891, inclusive ix

Officers of the Board of Trade, 1890 x

Officers of the Board of Trade, 1891 xi

Members of the Board of Trade deceased in 1890 xii

Secretary's review xiii-lxi

Report of the Board of Directors lxiii-lxviii

Report of treasurers lxix

Detailed statistics of Chicago for 1890 —

Statement showing the entire movement of flour and grain.. 2, 3

Flour manufactured in Chicago for six years 4

Monthly stocks of flour in Chicago for six years 4

Weekly range of prices of flour 5

Receipts and shipments of flour and wheat by routes and by

months 6

Weekly range of prices of wheat in store 7

Receipts of flour and wheat at Chicago, by crops, since 1860.. 8

Receipts and shipments of corn and oats, by routes and by

months 9

Weekly range of prices of corn and oats 10

Monthly range of prices of No. 2 corn (cash) for a series of

years 11

Comparative statement of the current bi-monthly prices of

flour and grain for seven years 12, 13

Receipts and shipments of rye and barley, by routes and by

months 14

Weekly range of prices of rye and barley • 15

All-rail through business in flour and grain not passing

through a Chicago warehouse 16, 17

Receipts of flour and grain for thirty-seven years, and the

volume of flour manufactured in the city 18

Shipments of flour and grain for fifty-two years 19

Monthly car-load inspection of grain received by rail 20

Inspection of grain received by lake and canal 20

Weekly statement of grain in store 21

Weekly receipts and shipments of flour and grain, as posted

on the bulletin of the Exchange 22, 23

Visible supply of grain for 1889 and 1890 24, 25

Rules governing the inspection of grain 26-29

Extracts from the rules adopted by the Railroad and Ware-

house Commissioners for the administration of the depart-

ments of grain inspection and warehouse registration ... 30

Rates for inspecting and weighing grain, provisions, etc 31, 32

Detailed statistics of Chicago for 1890— Continued. Page

Rates of commission and brokerage established by the Board

of Trade 33

List of Chicago elevator warehouses, and published rates of

storage on grain 34

Receipts and shipments of hogs (live and dressed) by routes

and by months 35

Receipts and shipments of hog products, other than lard, by

routes and by months 36

Bi-monthly prices of mess pork for nine years 37

Weekly range of cash prices of hog products 38, 39

Detailed statement of the output of hog products for the

winter season of 1889-1890 40, 41

Hogs packed at Chicago for the year ending March 1, 1890.. 42

Bi-monthly prices of prime steam lard for nine years 43

Stocks of provisions in Chicago as reported each month 44

Monthly statement of stocks of mess pork and prime steam

lard for five years 44

Pork packing in the Mississippi valley for a series of years

(summer and winter packing) 45

Stocks of provisions from Jan. 31, 1886, to Dec. 31, 1890,

inclusive 46, 47

Detailed statement of weekly shipments of hog products 48- 51

Receipts and shipments of cattle and sheep, by routes and

by months 52

Receipts and shipments of lard and dressed beef, by routes

and by months 53

Number of cattle slaughtered for the past four years 54

Weekly range of prices for cattle, hogs and sheep 55

Weekly cash prices of beef products 56

Receipts and shipments of cattle and hogs for the past

twenty-five years 57

Beef and pork packed at Chicago for the past twenty-six

years 57

Daily prices of wheat, corn, oats, rye, barley, mess pork,

lard, short rib sides and live hogs, for cash and future

delivery 58-81

Daily prices of flax seed, for cash and future delivery 82-84

Receipts and shipments of seeds, by routes and by months... 85

Weekly range of prices of salt and seeds 86

Receipts and shipments of wool and hides, by routes and by

months 87

Range of prices for wool 88

Range of prices for hides 89

Cattle in the U. S 89

Receipts and shipments of coal, by routes and by months 90

Monthly prices of coal and hay 91

Stocks of lumber in Chicago on Jan. 1 for sixteen years 92

Receipts and shipments of lumber and shingles, by routes... 92

Cargo prices of lumber, shingles and lath 93

Detailed statistics of Chicago for 1890— Continued. Page

Receipts and shipments of butter and cheese, by routes and

by months 94

Weekly range of prices of butter, cheese and eggs 95

Weekly range of prices of beans and potatoes 96

Distilled spirits manufactured in the district of Chicago for a

series of years 97

Weekly prices of proof spirits (highwines) 97

Receipts and shipments of various commodities 98, 99

Receipts and shipments of various commodities for a series

of years 100, 101

Statements of the condition of the national and state banks

of Chicago 102, 103

Details of the business transacted at the Chicago postofflce.. 104-106

Eastbound tonnage from Chicago by the several principal

lines. 107-113

Table of clearings by the Clearing House of the Board of

Trade for each month during five years 114

Statement of articles imported at Chicago during 1890 115

Statement of the value of imported merchandise entered for

consumption, and duties thereon 116

Table of clearings by the associated banks of Chicago for

each month during Ave years 117

Duties collected on imported merchandise during five years. 117

Table of the value of and duty on imported goods ware-

housed at Chicago, etc 117

Statement of business transacted in the Inspector's division

of the Custom House 118

Merchandise entered for export, with benefit of drawback.. 118

Detailed statement of internal revenue collections in the

First District of Illinois 119

Average freight charges for wheat and corn to New York

from 1858 to 1890, inclusive 120

European through freights, rail and steamer 120

Direct exports of domestic produce consigned to European

ports 121

Exports by lake to Canada during 1890 121

Value of exports by lake to Canada for eight years 121

Lake (steam) and rail freights eastward ■ 122

Grain freights by lake and Erie canal 123

All-rail freights eastward 124

Average ocean freights from New York to British ports 125

Receipts and shipments by Illinois and Michigan canal, by

months 126, 127

Lake commerce of Chicago 129

Opening of navigation at Mackinac for a series of years 129

Receipts and shipments in 1890 130, 131

Receipts and shipments at South Chicago 132

Arrivals and clearances in 1890, and previous years 133

Vessels built and laid up in Chicago in 1890 134

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