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VISIBLE SUPPLY OF GRAIN IN 1902.

Statement of the weekly stocks of grain in regularly authorized warehouses at promi

nent grain centers of the United States and Canada, excepting California; including the quantities afloat on the lakes and the Erie Canul, presenting the visible supply of grain in the United States and Canada not disposed of with reference to ultimate destination; bit easily obtainable to influence the markets or to supply any unexpected di mand.

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July

59,929,000
58,077,000
59,273,000
59,373,000
57,929,000
56,566,000
55,406,000
54,385,000
54,093,000
53, 105,000
51,997,000
50,948,000
49,615,000
48.410,000
46.611,000
44,241,000
40.449,000
38.328.000
35,302.000
33,577,000
30,629,000
28,604,000
26,091,000
23,570,000
21.035.000
19,760,000
19, 122,000
19,808,000
20,415,000
21,591,000
21,972,000
21,773,000
20,264.000
20.689.000
20,966,000
21,421,000
22,056.000
22,5:26.000
24,842,000
25,624,000
26.111.000
27.654,000
29,918.000
32,200,000
36,098,000
38,091,000
41.731.000
45,082,000
45.940,000
48,151.000
48,816.000
49,678,000

11,702,000
11,613,000
11,752.000
11.632,000
11.632,000
11,580,000
11,132.000
10,789,000
10,335,000
10,085.000
9,656.000
9,105,000
8,799.000
8,508,000
7,550,000
7.226,000
6,888,000
6.243 C00
5.667.000
4.870,000
4,297.000
4.227,000
4.261.000
4.719,000
5.189.000
6,687,000
5,912,000
5,836.00
6.503,000
7.486,000
7.281.000
6.156,000
5,4 18,000
3,423.000
3,077,000
2,523.000
2.264,000
2,431,000
3,048.000
3,075,000
2.541.000
2:31.000
2,448.000
2.584,000
2,790,000
2,105,000
2,257.000
2,937.000
3,895,000
5,498.000
6,312,000
7,112,000

5.002.000
4,544,000
4,212,000
4,133,00
4,531,000
4,416,000
4,290,000
4.064.000
4,246,000
4,014,000
3,486,000
3,219.000
3,146,000
3,300,000
3,054.000
3,114,000
3,114,000
2,930,000
2,917,000
3.014.000
2,315,000
3,055,000
2,483,000
2,444,000
2,048.000
1,565.000
1,481,000
1,293,000
718.000

894,000
2,377,000
1.646,000
1,432,000
2.072.000
2,933.000
4,09:2.000
5,214,000
6.715,000
7.733,000
8,344.000
8,336,000
7,755 000
7,335,000
7,515,000
7,632,000
7,571,000
7.057.000
7,054,000
6.751.000)
6,193,000
6,018,000
5,059,000

2.361,000
2,409,000
2.284,000
2,441,000
2,403,000
2,355,000
2.283.000
2,258,000
2.193.000
2,121,000
2.080.000
2,070,000
22.096,000
2,016,000
1,972.000
1.843,000
1,836,000
1,611,000
1,346,000
1,135,000

974,000
752,000
699,000
554,000
494,000
484,000
314,000
238.000
196.000
250.000
271.000
297,000
307,000
391.000
666,000
577.000
706,000
971,000

990,000 1,150,000 1,089,000 1,010,000 1.1.53,000 1,172,000 1,272 0:10 1,343,000 1,454.000 1,256,000 1,331,000 1,30%,000 1,270.000 1,122,000

2,324.000 2,149,000 2.161.000 2,073,000 2,120,000 1,895,000 2,145,000 2,116,000 2.038.000 1,885,000 1,878,000

1,759.000
| 1,575.000

1,455,000
1,178,000
1,365,000
1,132,000

993.000
813.000
663.000
559.000
589.000
406.000
346.000
281,000
238,000
193,000
120.000
119,00
100.000
135,000

$9.000 161.000 125,000 193.000 323,000 631,000 1,190,000 1,718,000 2,766,100 2,831.000 3,089,000 3,097,000 3,399,000 3,520,000 3,693,000 3,613,000 3,831,000 3,674,000 3,841,000 3,412,000 3,115,000

80,313,000 78,822,000 79,682,000 79,652,000 78,615,000 76,812.000 75,256,000 13,612.000 72.905,000 71,260,000 69, 127,000 67,104,000 65,231,000 63.689,000 60,265,000 57.789,000 53,419,000 50.105,000 46,043,000 43,239,000 38,774,000 37,227,000 33,910,000 31,633,000 29,017,000 27,734,000 27,022.000 27.315.000 27,951,000 30,321,000 32,0 36,000 29.961.000 27,342,000 26.700.000 28,835,000 28.936.000 30,871,000 33,833,000 38,331.000 40,963,000 40.908,000 42,769,000 44,491,000 46,870,000 51.312,000 52.803,000 56,144,000 60,160,000 61,594,000 64,985,000 65.858,000 66,086,000

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December

VISIBLE SUPPLY OF GRAIN. Statement of the stocks of grain on the first of each month in regularly authorized ware

houses at prominent grain centers of the United States and Canada, excepting California, including the quantities afloot on the lakes and the Erie Canal, presenting the visible supply of grain in the United States and Canada not disposed of with reference to ultimate destination ; but easily obtainable to influence the markets or to supply any unexpected demand.

1902.

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10.420.000 9.632,000 July .........

30.793,000 14,825,000 9.929,000 August. ......, 30,369.000 19.764,000 10,550,000 | September... 27.7990.000 22,287,000, 11, 156.000 | October...... 35,304,000 18.665,000 12.526.000 November ... 41,192,000 16,413,000 11.218,000 December....! 52,396.000

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CONTRACT WHEAT IN STORE AT CHICAGO. The following table shows the amount of contract wheat in store at Chicago on the first

of each month for a series of years.

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GRAIN INSPECTION.

Rules governing the inspection of Grain in the City of Chicago, State of Illinois.

The following are the rules adopted by the Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners establishing a proper number and standard of grades for the inspection of grain, as revised by them; the same to take effect on and after July 1, 1902, in lieu of all rules on the same subject heretofore existing:

RULE 1.-WINTER WHEAT. White winter. No. 1 white winter wheat shall be pure white winter wheat, or

red and white mixed, sound, plump and well cleaned.

No. 2 white winter wheat shall be white winter wheat, or red and white mixed, sound and reasonably clean.

No. 3 white winter wheat shall include white winter wheat, or red and white mixed, not clean and plump enough for No. 2, but weighing not less than fifty-four pounds to the measured bushel.

No. 4 white winter wheat shall include white winter wheat, damp, musty, or from any cause so badly damaged as to render it

unfit for No. 3. Long red. No. 1 long red winter wheat shall be pure red winter wheat of

the long-berried varieties; sound, plump and well cleaned.

No. 2 long red winter wheat shall be of the same varieties as

No. 1; sound and reasonably clean. Hard winter. Hard winter wheat-The grades of Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 hard winter

wheat shall correspond, in all respects, with the grades of Nos. 1, 2. 3 and 4 red winter wheat, except that they shall be of the Turkish variety.

In case of mixture of Turkish red winter wheat with red winter wheat it shall be graded according to the quality thereof and classed

as hard winter wheat. Red winter. No. 1 red winter wheat shall be pure red winter wheat of both

light and dark colors of the shorter-berried varieties; sound, plump and well cleaned.

No. 2 red winter wheat shall be red winter wheat of both light and dark colors; sound and reasonably clean.

No. 3 red winter wheat shall include red winter wheat not cleaned and plump enough for No. 2, but weighing not less than fifty-four pounds to the measured bushel.

No. 4 red winter wheat shall include red winter wheat damp, musty, or from any cause so badly damaged as to render it unfit

for No. 3. Mixture.

Red winter wheat containing a mixture not exceeding five per cent. of white winter wheat shall be classed as red winter wheat.

Red winter wheat containing more than five per cent. of white winter wheat shall be graded according to the quality thereof and classed as white winter wheat.

No. 1 Colorado wheat shall be sound, plump and well cleaned. Colorado

No. 2 Colorado wheat shall be sound, reasonably clean and of good milling quality.

No. 3 Colorado wheat shall include Colorado wheat not cleaned and plump enough for No. 2, but weighing not less than fifty-four pounds to the measured bushel.

RULE II.--SPRING WHEAT. No. 1 Northern spring wheat--must be northern grown spring Northern

• spring wheat. wheat, sound and reasonably clean, and of good milling quality, and must contain not less than tifty per cent. of the hard varieties of spring wheat.

No. 2 Northern spring wheat-must be northern grown spring wheat, not clean enough or sound enough for No.1, and must contain not less than fifty per cent, of the hard varieties of spring wheat.

No. 1 spring wheat shall be sound, plump and well cleaned. Spring wheat,

No. 2 spring wheat shall be somad, reasonably clean and of good milling quality.

No. 3 spring wheat shall include all inferior, shrunken or dirty spring wheat weighing not less than fifty-three pounds to the measured bushel.

No. 4 spring wheat shall include spring wheat damp, musty, grown, badly bleached, or for any cause which renders it unft for No. 3.

White spring wheat—The grades of Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 white spring wheat shall correspond with the grades of Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 spring wheat, except that they shall be of the white variety, or shall contain five per cent., or more, of such white wheat.

Black Sea and Flinty Fife wheat shall in no case be inspected higher than No 2, and rice wheat no higher than No. 4.

Frosted wheat-shall in no case be graded higher than No. 4, except that the grade of No. 3 may contain as much of said frosted wheat as it is customary to allow of wheat damaged in any other way.

RULE III.-MIXED WHEAT.
. The grades of Nos. 2 and 3 mixed wheat shall be equal in quality
to the grades Nos. 2 and 3 red winter wheat; except that they shall
include mixtures of spring and winter wheat.

RULE IV.-UNCLEANED SPRING WHEAT.
The department will, in addition to grading spring wheat under
Rule 2, give dockage and grade if cleaned.

RULE V.-CORN.
No. 1 yellow corn shall be yellow, sound, dry, plump and well Yellow.
cleared.

No. 2 yellow corn shall be three-fourths yellow, dry, reasonably clean, but not plump enough for No. 1.

No. 3 yellow corn shall be three-fourths yellow, reasonably dry and reasonably clean, but not sufficiently sound for No. 2.

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