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THE MOBBING QRIffiONLpr, THURSDAY, APRIEr 4, 1901.
the new-anonth opened tip witli a boom
ing Spring trade In nearly all lines o
' staples, -and with orders from the coun
try numerous and of good proportions.
There is more employment for labor In
Tallroad construction, logging camps, saw
mills, fisheries and other similar lined of
industry, than there lias" ever been be
fore at a corresponding date, and, with
everyone working and earning money,
much of It speedily finds its way into the
channels of trade. The most unpleasant
feature1 of the situation lfl the continued
weakness in wheat and wool, two of the
great staples on which so much of the
prosperity of Portland's territory is de
pendent. The wheat which Is available
for shipment, however, has been pretty
well marketed, but there Is still an Im
mense amount of wool in the country
from last year's clip, with another clip
close at hand. Livestock is firm at the
best prices of the season, and in many
other lines of farm produce there is con
siderable strength shown. Trade in gro
ceries is heavy, but prices are unchanged.
There Is considerable strength in barley
and oats. The flour -market Is very dull.
WHEAT. The wheat market was still
on the down grade .yesterday. The East
went off with a rush right from the start,
"and the European market was playing the,
same old game of working the Ameri-i
can weakness for all there was In it- In
the local market there was more of a ten
dency to shorten sail until the present
squall subsides. The offerings were so
light that it was difficult to secure an ac--curate
quotation, but 57 .qents for "Walla"
Walla was given out as the top quota
tion, and some dealers .were inclined to
quote lower figures. A continued easier
feeling In freights is belping matters
" somewhat but for the past three days
wheat has gone off so nrtich faster than
heights that It has taken most of the
edge off local prices. Nearly all of the
spot and nearby ships have been well
tajien care of. and. In the .absence of
'pressing tonnage demands, exporters are
taking matters easy until there is a pause
in the decline.
The condition of the growing crop in
. the Pacific Northwest was never better
at a corresponding date, and, unless there
should, be a radical change later on, Ore-
-gon and Washington will show up with a
. prnn that -will nnnrnaeh. If It does not ex
ceed former record-breakers. California
reports dry weather In some sections, and,
while there has been no damage as yet,
the lack of moisture Is causing some
anxiety, and unless there is relief in the
near future, the recent estimates of the
best crop oh record will need revision.
The Cincinnati Price Current, in review
ing Its crop correspondence for the week
ending March 20, says:
The past week was accompanied with a
liberal amount of moisture over most
of the Winter wheat area; It ha8 been
beneficial to the wheat crop, which xnalr
vtains a good condition. At this time last
year; the cry of fly damage was already
general and some plowing up of fields
had commenced. So far this season, bow
flver. there is not much 111 effect from
the Hessian fly aparent in the wheat
fields; weather conditions this Spring have
not been favorable for fly development.
There Is less probability of damage from
fly, with a wet Spring than with a dry
one. The crop has virtually passed safely
through one critical 'period; there har
been scarcely any complaint of damage
from winter killing or from freezing and
thawing, -which so often reduces the
promise of the crop. In the iNorthwest
the ground is in good condition for put
ting 4n the. Spring wheat. The Interior
movement of grain does not show much
change, though the tendency is toward
a decreasing movement of both wheat and
corn, although In. some parte or Ohio there
is more disposition fo Jet go of wheat.
WOOL The local wool market Is as flat
as a flounder, and both buyers and sellers
seem to be mutually satisfied to let prices
drift for awhile, until matters settle to
a more satisfactory basis. A few small
lots of wool taken from mutton sheep
are coming along, and sell in a small way
at quotations. There seems to be an Im
pression In the East that prices are near
lng the bottom, and the New York Jour
nal of Commerce, under date of March
There Is reported an increased activ
ity In the local market, and though In
many, cases this activity has ended in
nothing more than inquiry, it is evident
fhat manufacturers generally are begin
ning to believe in a turn In the market
before long. The prediction that prices
bad touched bottom is beginning to be be
Heved by some of the more prominent
operators, and although they are not
willing to offer, they are keeping a close
watch upon the market, and as. soon as
any evidence of an upward tendency be
comes patent it is more than likely that
some important transaction will be con
summated. There is no doubt that stocks
have been reduced to a low level, and that
with any increase In orders for goods a
large amount of wool will be needed.
There Is evidence that certain manufac
turers have increased confidence in the
market, and instead of shutting down as
had been their Intention, are willing to
coritihue operations in full or in part,
HOPS There is not quite such a free
movement f In 'new-crop hop contracting
as there has been a hardening In the
Eastern and foreign markets, which had
bme effect In checking matters. As high
as 13 cents is now ronnttH offered tor
new. crop contracts. The old crop is so
thorough out of the way, tfiat It is
hardly wprth, quoting. New York mall ad
vices of March 30- have the following re
garding, the situation In the East:
New York dealers generally express, the
belief that brewers will eventually be com
pelled to come into the market, and,
while there may be no boom In prices,
they believe that when that time comes
the market will certainly harden. The
present dullness In trade is not due it
is held, to the fact that brewers are .hold
ing off awaiting a drop in prices, but Is
the result of a general depression In the
brewing business, due to a variety of
Catlses. of which excessive competition
and high licenses are prominently men
tioned. As to future contracts, none has
been, offered by dealers here below 15c,
according to the best-Informed handlers
of hops In this market.
Mall aavlces fromrLondon confirm 'pre
vious cable reports of Improvement in
the tone of the market. A lot of about
SO bales Sacramento, which was held in
London on account of an American deal
er, has been ordered back here for the
reason that the owners believe they can
dispose of it to better "advantage in this
market This action, coupled with the
reports from this side of small and di
minishing supplies, have had a tendency
to arouse the Interest of English buy
ers, and should the shipment above allud
ed to be followed by others. It is thought
the effect will be to stimulate the Eng
BUTTER. The local butter market is
still in a very weak condition, despite fie
recent reduction in prices, and a further
decline Is apparently Inevitable. There Is
just enough of the California product of
fering in this market, to make It impos
sible to hold local prices at very much
of a premium over the Imported stock.
'Best creamery Is moving sluggishly at 20
ana 22& cents, with dairy dull at 15
and IS cents, and store 10 and 12 cents.
Last year butter began going Into cold
storage early, in April at figures 5 cents
under present quotations, and it is but
natural -to expect a corresponding decline
at this, time.
EGGS. The Easter demand has held the
egg market steady this week but there
is every indication that a decllna is im
minent very soon. Yesterday the stock
was still moving at 14 cents in single
case lots, but in round lots, from a quar.
ter to half a cent lower was named. Ke
ceipts have been very heavy, and the de
mand from outside points is not large
enough to take up the surplus after the'
Easter trade has been satisfied. Prices
are low in the East, and also in San Fran
cisco, . POULTRY. The demand for good chick
ens continues unabated, and this branch
of the poultry market has held its
strength longer than at any previous
period for over two years. There Is a
good demand for everything that" comes
along at about quotations, with' fancy,
stock, of course, commanding a slight pre
mium. Dressed turkeys' are scarce. and
as there is a better demand for the Easter
trade, they are commanding slightly
higher figures than have prevailed for
the past month. Live turkeys are not
wanted, as the most of the offerings are
in poorxonditlon. Ducks arp steady, and
there is- some demand for geese.
j, Bank Clearances.
, - Exchanges.
Tacoma .. 221.97G
Seattle . 202,842
Spfckane .,f...f. 203,227
.?. FpHjriiArtD "MARKETS.
Grain, Flour, -Etc. "- '
Wheat Walla "aliiC 67ci Valley nomi
nal; bluestem. E9o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $2 703 40; per1, bar
rel; graham, $2 60.
- Oats White, $1 25 per cental; gray,
51 201 22 per cental. 7
Barley Feed, $16 5017; brewing, $16 50
Millstuffs Bran. $16 per ton; middlings,
21 50; shorts, 17 SO- chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, 41212 SO; clover, "79 50;
Oregoii wild hay, $67 per ton.
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
Hops 12Uc ter pound; l99 crop, fejitfc
Wool Valley, 1314c: Eastern Orecon.
-9a2c;mo'hair, 2021c per po'und."
Sheepskins Shearlings, 1520c; short
wool, 2535c; medium-wool, 3050c; long
wool, G0c$l each.
Tallow So; No. 2 and grease, 2('2&o per
..Hides Dry hides. No. 1, 16 nounds and
upward. 1415c; dry kip, No. 1, 5 to 16
pounds, 14(g515c per pourid; dry calf, No. 1.
sound steers", CO pounds1 and -over, 7Sc:
do, 50 to 60 .pounds, 77JCjt do. under 50
pounds, 6&7c; kip, 10 to 801 pounds, 6
7c; do veal, 10 to H'potinds.- 7c; do ;ealf,
under. 10 pounds, 7Sc; green (unsalted),
lc per pound less; culls (bulls' sags,
moth-eaten, badly cut, scored, hair
slipped, weather-beaten or grubby), one-
Pelts Bearskins, each, as to size,; $5
20; cubs, each. $2( 5; badger each, 1040c;
wildcat, 2575c; house cat, 520c; fox,
common gray, 3050c; do red, $1 E02;
do cross, $515; lynx, $23; mink. 5Cc$l 25;
marten, dark Northern, $612; do ,pale
pine, $1502; muskrat, 510c; skunk, 25
35c; otter (land), $57; panther, with Tiead
and claws perfect, $2ST5; racco'on. 30S35c;
wolf, mountain, with head perfect $3 60
1; prairie wolf or coyote, 6075c; wolver
ine, $47; beaver, per skin, large, $56; do
medium, per sklti, $37; do small, per
skin, $12; do kits, per "skin, 5075c.
Batter; Effsrs, Poultry, -Etc.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2022&c; dairy,
1518c; store, 1012c per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 13&14e per dozen.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3"505; hens,
$5f6; dressed. 11 12c per pound;
Springs, J4(g5 p$r dozen; ducks, $56;
geese, ?68 per dozen; turkeys, live, 10
12c; dressed, 1314c per pound. '
Cheese Full cream, twins, 1813"c;.
Young America, lS14c per pound.
Vegetables, Fruits, Etc.
Vegetables Carrots. 75S5c per sack;
onions, $2 253; cabbage, $1 401 50 per
cental; potatoes, 4555c per; sack; sweer
potatoes,"- $1 76 per 100 pounds; new po
tatoes, 2$3c per pound; Celery, S090c
per dozen; California tomatoes, SI 502
Fruit Lemons, choice, -$2; fancy $2 50
2 75; oranges. $1 75.2 50 for Jiflvel; '$1 50
1 75 for seedlings, per box; pineapples,
$44 50 per dozen; bananas, $2 25Z per
bunch; Persian dates, 6c per pound; ap
Dried fruit Apples, evaporated 5(gXo
per pound; sun-dried, sacks or boxes,
34c; pears, 89c; prunes, Italian. 57c;
silver, extra choice, 57cj figs, California
blacks, 6c; figs, California white, 57c;
plums, pltless, white, 7Sc per pound.
Groceries, "Vutfc, Etc.
Coffee Mocha, 2328c; Java, fancy, 2&
32c; Java, good. 2024c; Java, ordinary,
lS20c; Costa Rica, fancy, 1820c; Costa
Rica, good, l618c;Jposta PJlca, ordinary,,
1012c per pound; Columbia roast, $12 75;
Arbuckles, $12 25; Lion, $12.25 per case.
Rice island, 6c; Japan, 5c; New OrIe-
ans, 45c; fancy head, $77 50 per sack.
Sugar Cube, $6 25; crushed, $6 50; poW
dered, $5 85 dry granulated, $5 65; extra
O. $5 25; golden C, $5 15 net, half barrels
i4c more than barrels; sacks', 10c per 100
less than barrels; maple, 1516c per pound.
Salmon Columbia River, one-pound
tails, $1 502: two-pound tails, $2 25250;
fancy one-pound flats, $22 25; "&-pound
fancy flats, $1 101 30; Alaska tails, Jl
1 25; two-pound tails, ?1 902 25.
Nuts Peanuts, 647c per pound for
raw, 9c for roasted; cocoanuts, 90c per
dozen; walnuts. lOllc per pound; pine
nuts, 15c; hickory nuts, 7c; chestnuts, 15c;
Brazil, lie; Alberts, 15c; fancy pecans, 12
14c; almonds, I6(g-17i5c per pound.
Beans Small white, F"Jic; large white,
5c; bayou, 3&c; Lima, 6ic per pound.
Grain bags Calcutta, $6 506 75 per 100
Coal oil Cases, 19c per gallon; bar
rels, 15c; tanks, 1314c.
Stock salt 50s, $14 25 per 100; 100s, $13 75.
Meat and Provisions.
Mutton Lambs, I2"c per pound gross;
best sheep, wethers, $5; ewes, $1 50;
dressed, 7'7c per pound.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5 756; light, $4 75
5; dressed, 7c per pound.
Provisions Portland pack (Shield
Brand) hams, 13fcc; picnic, 9"Mtc per pound;
breakfast bacon, 14&16Vc per pound; ba.
Board of Trade and'
DOnbHT 'AND SOLD FOR CASH,
CARitifiD ON MARGINS
Chamber of Commerce
con, llc per pound; backs, llc; dry
salted, sides, 10c; dried beef, setts 15c;
knuckles, 18c. lard, 5s, ll&c; 10s, lls: 50s,
lie: tierces, 10s; Eastern pack (Hammonds),-
hams, large, 12$ic; medium, t3c;
small, 13&e; plcriic, 10c; shbulders, 10c,
breakfast bacon, 1416c; dry salted sides,
10&llc; bacon sjdes, llH12c; backs,
12c; butts, lie; lardt pure leaf, kettle-rendered
5s, llc; 10s, ll&c; dry saltbel
lies, ll12&r; bacon bellies, 1213&s; dried
bee I5idd. 4
Beef Gross, top steers. $55 25: cows
and heifers, $4 504 75; dressed beef, 78Uc
NEW YORK S'fOCK MARKET.
Bull Leader Carry Prices Up With,
NEW YORK, April 3. Today was a rec
ord day in many particulars on the New
York Exchange. The extent and variety
of the price movement have rarely, if
ever, Deen equaled in tne duii maraei, ai
though the crumbling of prices In a panic
has occasionally caused as ,wide varia
tions. All ordinary standards (all In the
computation of such a market. The fdrces"
in operation were Titanic in their power
and' effect. The undevjating succesd of
the speculative leaders in advancing
prices made them bold to a degree which
it is moderate to term recklessness. They
bought with an unsparing hand through
the stunning avalanche of offerings which
was hurled upon thdm on the advanced,
and lavished their resources v apparently
with. an abiding conviction that the as
tounding rise in prices, now so long con
tinued, was destined to go Indefinitely further.-
Th"at the speculative spirit was still ram
pant among a large circle4 of the public
was obvioust firom the large and eager
following-" which '-was attracted by any
show of strength at any point In the list;
It cannot be said that news in the ordinary-Sense
baa anything to do -with thb
extraprdinary buoyancy of the marketj
although-rumors .were plenty Aand all-embracing.
Jt was, also a marked charac
teristic of vthe' market that the dealings
were heavily predominant in a limited
number of stocks and that the gencial
speculation was decisively influenced by
the movement of these.
Two stocks stand out conspicuously,
even In this list, the price movement of
which -was astonishing throughout These
are Delaware & Hudson and Rock Island.
The former stock was the conspicuous
leader .of the early rebound frdm the
slight opening depression. Rumors were
circulate that a lease had been signed
by which the New York Central took con
trol and guaranteed a- dividend of 7 per
cent for a year and 8 per cent annually
afterwards. The stock was run up an
extreme 13& points, to 185&. Rock. Island
was under rather severe pressure at the
opening, 'and was forced Vk under last
night. It was not until late in tbe day
that It assumed the leadership of the
market, when it was rushed up by rapid
stages on the purchase of blocks oi! thou
sands of shares; to,l51,.at which point It
closed, at an extreme rise from the lowest
of 1354 points. W
The buying of the "grangers seemed to
be based largely on - general considera
tions. The.jne.w, moyement resulted in an
extreme advance of 8 in Burlington,, 6 in
St. 'Paul & Omaha, 5Mn the preferred, 394
In Northwestern, Wt in the preferred, 2
lii St. Paul, and 3& In the preferred.
The rise In Lackawanna was obviously In
sympathy withthat in, Delaware & Hud
son, and extended (o 6&, People's ''Gas
became very buoyant, at the last, and rose
an extreme 4, jn sympathy with Rock
Island. There .was an enormous amount
of profit-taking during the day, and only
a few stocks' escaped Wrlthoutrserious In
foads upon 'their best prices, their reac
tion extendlng'tro as much as S 'in Dela
ware & Hudson, and large, amounts in
other -volatile stocks. This, 'was notably
true of the steel stocks, which were under
pressure all day, and were much less act
ively traded in. The engagement of an
additional 51,000,000 In gold for export was
Dealings In bonds- were' large and the
market' Irregular. Total sales. $3,685,000.
"United f States new 4s advanced ."nd
me uiu is, coupon, aeennea per cent on
the last call. . , v ,,.,
U. S.'2a, ref. reg.100'4
do coupon 10GJ4J
do 3s, reg. ..-. ..HO4
do coupon lllj
do new4s, reg.. 138V&
do coupon .138Vj
do old 4b, reg...lia4
do coupon 113
Sen. Electric Cs..180
1ST. Y. Cent. lijts,..107
wortnem iac. 8r 72
do 4s e..i., 1051
Oregon -Nav. lrts.10f)
do 4s v.- .'.. 1054
Oregon S. L. Cs...J28
do con Gs....,..ll8
Rio Gr. W. lsts...103
St. Paul consls.,..l84M
do 5s, reg Ull
do coupon 11U6
DIst. Col 3-C53...123V. S V. C & P. latsMISU
Atchison adj. 4s., OSi do 5s? J20U
C. & N.W. con. 7sl41 Union Pacific 4b. ..100
dQ S F. deb 5s 124 iWis Cent Ists.... 00U
Diet Col. 3-G5s...l23&Weat Shore 4s... ,..115U
P. & R- G. 4s.. ..102 (Southern Pac. 4s. 03
The total gales of stocks today were 1,870,000
shares. The closing quotations were:
Atchison C2Wabash pfd
IWheel & L E
Bait. & Ohio
uo -za prd
P. C , C & St. L,
Third Avenue ....
do pfd mii
Can Pacific 01
Can Southern ... 6JV,
Ghes &-OhIo 47
Chi. Gr. Western. 23 j
C. B. &.Q...,....185
Chi., Ind. & L.... d8yt
- do pfd ......j.. 74
Cht. & East-lll.. lioij
Chicago Si N. YV..I50?x
United States .... 70
Amer. Cotton Oil.. 20
u., xv. x. k fuu.,.x4uu uo pia
C, C., C.&.St. L 82y Amer. -Malting .
do pfd 85
mer. 'Maltlnir fiU,
ioio ooamern ..
u uo piu zu
do 1st pfd 45Vj Am. Smelt & R... 64
4tHiAm. Smelt & R
do 2d pfd 20ji do pfd 0M
Del. & Hudson. ...lSlVaiAmer. Spirits 2V,
DeJ, Lack. & W. 220?4 do pfd 17
Denver & Rio Gr. 45 Am. Steel Hood... 48
. 9G& do pfd 95
. 3SV4 Amer. Steel & W.. 48
. 70VS do pfd Ill
do 1st pfd....
Gr, North pfd,
Hocking Coal .
.203 fAm. Tin Plate 70
do pfd liu
Amer. Tobacco ....127V!
do pfd 140
Anaconda M. Co... 40
Iowa Central 32fc
ao pia ui
IBrookUn R. T RVJ.
Lake Erie & "W.. b2,Colo. Fuel & Iron. 04
do pfd 125 jCont Tobacco 45
Lake Shore lOUi do pfd 104M,
Loula & Nash.. ..104 Federal Steel .;.... 55
Manhattan El ...129 do pfd 104
aicu oi. iiy. luiiiiuen. .caeciric sis
Glucose Sugar .... 49?;
do pfd 97
Int. Paper 27
do pfd 80
La Clede Gas S3
Minn. & St. Louis 70
do pfd 112
Missouri Pacific . 104
Mobile & Ohio ... fe04
M. K. & T 25
do pfd 58
New Jersey Cent..lG0
New Tork Cent. ..148
Norfolk & West... 51
do pfd 80
National Biscuit .. 41
do pfd 1. 90
National Lead 10
do nfd 84
National Steel 59
Northern Pacific 07y.
uu piu ....lllft
N.,Y- Air Brake.. 157
kA.ftl. & .- 1. Or.,
do pfd 95'North Anlerlcan
Ontario & West... 3G
O R & Nv 42
do pfd 70
racinc coast ..... o:
do 1st pfd 91
do 2d pfd 114
Pacific Mall 30
People's Gas 111
do 1st pfd. 7C5J.IPressed Steel Car- 39
do 2d pfd. 1 54- doipfd ..,:...... 80
Rio Gr. Western.. 84 Pullman Pal. Car213
do nfd ..'. 105 IStand Rone & T.. 4
St. lms&-S-'F..,4StetiK&T...'.' J41
do 1st pfd 83
do pfd '.121
do 2d nfd.S-...-i.il7
Tonn Coal & Iron. C4't
st. Louis s vr.'.&stw
U. S -Leather. r,... 13
do pfd GO'!.
St. Paul .; 155
do pfd ..... 70V4
U. S Rubber , 20
do pw.., IBS.
d.0 pfd i 58
, St. Paul &jO....138 J Western Union ... QV.f,
National Tube 68
do pfd 118
L uo .will, .,.....l,inHBiuuiii; .iron a a. ift
R Tia . Pacific. P. 371 do Dfd 77V4
.? iisxA: -
b Onion -Pacific x.. 03'U. S. Steel '.... 48
-vdo.isfd ..-' 85 'do pTd 90
Vj,. f. . . ,
Money, Exchange, Etc.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3. Sterling on
Xondono 60 days, $4 85; sterling on Uon-
-don, sight, $4 88.
Mexican dollars, ou8j&ic.
Drafts Sight, '12c; telegraph, 15c
NEW YORK, "April 3. M"ony oh call.
2G?3. per cent:, prime mercantile paper,
&4pec cenU ...
Sterling exchange easier, with actual
business in bankers bills at ?4 8S?T4 SS
for de'mand," and' at $4 S44 S4 for 60
days. Posted rates, $4 85 and ?4 89. Com
merclal ullk:'$4S4. k. .
Silver certificates, 5860c.
,, Mexican, dollars, 48c.
Government bonds irregular; state
bonds easjer; railroad, bonds irregular.
LQNDONi AtkU 3. Money, 4 per cent.
Pofelffft PInhriclnl Jtfcvrs.
NE "WTORK, AprilrS. The Commercial
iAdvertiser's-Londoncablegram says: ;
here today All the business that was
fionS was feitrfctea to American shares
and West Africans, which were extraordi
narily buoyant. The tone of all the rest
of the market w'as heavy. The American
department was highly exqjtea, and new
records were made In several issues the
Eries, .Northern Pacific and Boliisville &
NashvlHe. London was a large buyer of
Louisville, and New York supported tjiis
stock; also Northern Pacific Issues, which
Berlin Joined in the buying of, on the re
vival of the old story that Northern Pa
cific was to acquire the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul, after all- TJie? general list
remained quietr with Atchle9n dragging.
The bank has bought 20,000 In Indian
Silver was. flat, and It looftecj as If, if
might go lower, a grea fciariy weak hold
ers having tarhepto realizing.
Tfiese qiio'tations ate fufrilslie'l by it. W.
McKlnnon,& Co., members of the Chicago
Board of Tradp:
Anaconda Mining Co.
Amal. Copper Co
Atchison com ..:
Am. Sugar com
Am. Steel & Wira horn
Am. Steel & Wir nM.
Am. Smelter com...v.:
Am. smelter pfd
Am. Steel Hoop com...
Am. Steel Hoop pfd...
Am. Tin-Plate com...
Am. Tin-Plate pfd..,.
Baltimore & Ohio com
Baltimore & Ohio pfd
Brook. Rapid Transit.
Chicacro & Alton mm
.Chicago & Alton pfd..
Chicago & G. W. Com,
um ma. & Jj. com...
Cm., Ind. & L. pfd....
Chi., BUrl. & Qujrfcy..
cni.. Mil. & St: Paul....
Chicago & N. W. com.
Chi., R. I. & Pacific...
New Jersey Central....
Chesapeake & Ohio....
'Colo. Fuel & Iron com.
Cont, Tobacco com
Cont. tobacco pfd
Delaware & Hudson....
Del., Lack & Western.
D. & R. G. com
D. & R. G. pfd
Erie com ,.,; .....5
Erie 2ds pfd
Erie lsts pfd
Federal Steel com ......
Federal Steei pfd .:...
Lotilsvllie & NasTivtlle.
Met. Traction Co
Mexican Central Ry....
Mobile & Ohio
Mo , Kan. & Tex. com.
Md., Kan. & Tex. pfd.
New York Central
Norfolk & West. com..
Norfolk & West. pfd..
Northern Pacific com..
Northern Pacific pfd..
National Steel com.i.:.
National Steel pfd.....
North American new..
N. Ly Ont. & Western..
Pacific Coast com
Pacific Coast lsts
Pacific Coast 2ds
O. R. & N. com
O. R. & N. pfd
People's G., L. & C. Co.
Pressed S. Car Com....
Pressed S. Car pfdt...
Pullman Palace Car....
Pacific Mall S. Co......
Reading lsts pfd
Southern Ry. com
Southern Ry. Pfd
Southern Pacific "....
St. L. & S. F..com.-..
St. L. & S, F. 2da pfd..
St. L &S. F. lsts pfd..
Texas & Pacific
Tenn. Coal & Iron
Union Pacific com
Union Pacific pfd ..k..
U. S.-JLeather com... or
"U. S. Leather pfd
U. S. Rubber com
U. S. Rubber pfd
U. S. Steel Co. com....
U. S. Steel Co. pfd....
Wheel. & L. E. com....
Wheel. & L. E. 2dS....
Wheel. & L. E. lsts....
Wis. Central com
Wis. Central pfd
Western Union Tel....
Wabash com ....j
W&baeh pfd f .,.,..
Total sales, 1,800,800. "Money closed at 2
to 3 per cent.
Stbcks lb. London.
LONDON, April 8. Atchison, 64; Canadian-
Pacific, 95; Northern Pacific pre
ferred, 97; Union Pacific preferred, .87;
Grand Trunk, 8; Ah&cOnda, 9.
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCoT April 3. Wool
Spring Nevada, ll13c; Eastern Oregon,
10J?13c; Valley Oregon, I4(g)15d. Fall
Mountain lambs, 78c; San Joaquin plains,
67c; Humboldt and Medoclno, 9i0c.
Hops, crop of 1900, 1520c.
Millstuffs Middlings, J1719 50; bran,
15 0015 50.
Hay Wheat, $913; wheat and oats. 590
12; best barley, 58 50; alfalfa,- $7 009 50;
Compressed wheat. S813 per ton; straw,
4047c per bale.
Potatoes River Burbanks, SCKgSOfl; Ore
gon Burbanks, 65$1; Early. Rose, 6595c;
Onions 52 003 00.
Vegetables Green peas, 23c; string-
Deans, b&ac per pounu; asparagus, 5Z 25
2 50 per box.
Citrus fruit Common California lemons,
50c; choice, $2; navel oranges, 50c.$i 75 per
box; Mexican limes, ft &&$7.
Bananas $1 502 50 per bunch.
Green fruits Apples, choice, ,$1 50 per
box; commOri, 50c per box.
Poultry Turkeys', gobblers, loiic; do
hens. 1314c per pound; old roosters, $4 50
5 per dozen; young roosters, $78; fry
ers, $5 50 6; hens, ?5(&6 per dozen; small
broilers 2 503 50; large do, $55 50; old
ducks, 55 506 50; geesfe, $1 7B2 iff ge'r pair.
Butter Fancy creamery, 16c; fahdy
Cheese California, full cream, 9o;
Young America, 9c; Eastern, 1516c.
Eggs Store, 13c; ranch, 14c.
Receipts Flour, quarter j sacks, 10.460;
wheat, centals, 1300; barley, centals, 8250;
oats, centals, 860; beans, sacks, 805; corn,
centals, 6V"; potatoes, sacks 3975; bran,
sacks, 2020; middlings, sacks, 812; hay,
tons, 410, wool, bales, 576.
THE 3RAIN MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO, April,' 3-Wheat
Steady .oh call and weakier in the spot
Barley Futures, Inactive spot barley,
easier. t . " ,
" Oats ulet. ' , .
.. Spot quotations ' were: ', . , ., .
Wheat Shipping, No. 1, &sto;-' choice,
$1 60; milling,, 021,05. . t ", t
Barley Feed, 7576ic; brewing';, 0
82c. ''" -' - -
Oats Black for seed, 1 151 25; red,
$1 251 45. ' ,
Call board sales: -
Wheat Steady; May, $1 00; December,
$1 04; cash, $1 00. '.
Barley No sales. , .
Corn Large yellow, 1 151 17.
Chicago Grain 'and Produce."
CHICAGO, April 3.-Bearsorqesr which
had been gathering tftelr energies fdr the
onslaught, meant, it- was .believed by
many, for "the crushing of George H. Phil
lips, credited with . being In control of
the market, broke out at-the dpenlngof
the corn market as they also did in wheat
and oats. Enormous selling pressure, In
fluenced somewhat perhaps by weak ca
bles, was exerted at the opening.' May
was sold from 4243c, qqmpared with
Monday's close at -43c This 'marked a
decline of over 2c since Saturday, yet Phil
lips and his followers, controlling mil
lions of bushels,.hgd .fast. 'Phlllips on
tne contrary, ucwng mruugn a. new turue
of brokers, rallied idlthe'jsu'ppbrt of the
Downing, Hopkins & Co.
WHEAT AND STOCK BROKER
Room 4r Ground Floor
R. W. McKINNON & C
BANKERS AND BROKERS
MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO
&OARD OF TRADE
8 and 9 Chamber of Commerce, Portland
We transfer money Over our own wires
to all.theJFnporfaht cities in the United States.
e buy and sell cotton, grain and provisions)
for cash of or) margin, for future delivery.
We buy, and sell all railroad stocks listed on
the NSfr York or Chicago Stock Exchanges.
We buy and sell all copper stocks listed on
the Boston Stock Exchange.
We' buy and sell all oil stocks listed on the
San Francisco Oil Exchange.
markel and rfdded still more to his hold
ings, even then estimated close to 10.
000,000 bushels. t May gradually worked
back to 43c. when the bear attack aided
by weak longs, again began their, ham
mering tactics and sent May back to
40c under a deluge of corn. The bulls,
aided by shoftsj who covered to secure
profits, forced the price back to 42c.
This was followed by another sharp reac
tion and the close was weak, May lc
under Monday, at 41c.
Wheat was active and weak under the
coffiSlned influences of the corn market,
weak cables, heavy receipts and good
weather. May opend VtVi,c lower, at
7373c under liquidation led by Phil
lips Twice slight .rallies took place
Under reports of heavy export
sales,, but the liquidation continued
and May yielded, to 71&71c. Profit
taking by shorCs caUsed a rally near the
end, but tbe cloe was weak, May l2c
lower, at 7272c.
Oats were remarkably steady In the sur
rounding weakness, Phillips standing firm.
The close was c lower, at 24c.
Provisions Wrg active arid Irregular.
May pork, closed 15c lower, lard 17&c up,
and ribs 5c improved.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Opertlrtgr Htfehent. Lowest. Closing.
May $0 73 ?0 73 ?0 71 $0 724
July ...:.'.... 73 74 72 73
July 42 4T
Mnv . . .
.15 00 15 GO
'July 15 30 15 35
8 37 8 CO
8 25 8 30
8 22 8 30
8 20 , 8 30
July . S12
September ... 810
Cash tjubtatlons were as follows:
Wheat No. 8 Spring, 7374&c; No. 2
Corri NO, 2. 41c: No, 2 yellow, 41c.
Oats No. 2, 26c: No. 2 white, 2929c;
No. 3 white, 2t29c.
Ry$ No. 1, 53c.
Barley Good feeding, 46c; fair to choice
Flaxseed No. 1, $1 54; No. 1 Northwest
ern $1 55. .
Timothy seed Prime. $4 05.
Mess pork Per barrel. 5J5 3515 40.
X-ard Per 100 pounds, $8 60S 62.
Short ribs Sides, loose, $8 158 35.
Shotders Dry salted, boxed. F&tg&Ac.
Sides Short clear, boxed, $8 508 60.
Clover Contract grade, $11 00.
On the produce Exchange today butter
was quiet. Creameries, 1520c; dairies,
CKeese Qfuleti ll12Yvc.
' Eggs Inactive; fresh, 1212c.
Flour, barrels ....08,000 02,000
"Wheat, bushels , ....342,000 243.000
Corn, bushels 501.000 478,000
Oats, bushelB 737,000 03S.000
Rye. bushels 23,000 11000
Barley, bushels, 60,000 10,000
Chicago Grain Markets.
F. Q.Logari's grain letter to K. W. Mc
Klnnon & Co.. says:
"Wheat Market has been weak from
the- tap of the bell to present writing.
Mlllloris' of long wheat have gone over
board. This radical 'change lit values
would seem to Indicate that prices have
been maintained on an artificial level. It
is the 6ld? sfo'ry, however, that the mar
kel dofe ribt go one way ail the time,
fend it would s'eem after the rapid liauida
tlon; and loss In pilce.Jthat has occurred,
that a rally 'at least might Be expected.
The principal speculative feature Is per
haps the holdings In the May delivery,
which will probably'be liquidated for the
most part Inside 61 the' next 20 days. This
will undoubtedly have a tendency to de
press prices, prpvlded foreign bids are not
on a liberal , flcale. Primary receipts,
ba6,00fi bushels, against 1,000.000 bushels last
year. ' Shipments, 3S6.000 bushels, against
561,000 bushels'. Northwestern .receipts, 421,
against 306 last week, and 374 Jast year."
,'ew Yorlt Grain and .Prodt-ce.
NEW YORK, April 3.-Flour Receipts,
28,908 barrels; exports, 15,662 barrels; mar
ket, dull and weaker. " "
Wheat Receipts, 56,050 bushels; exports,
165,320 bushels; spot, steady; No. 2 red,
80c f. o. b.; elevator, 78c.
Options were Weak and heavy all day,
reaching demoralization In the afternoon.
Uufier stop loss selling, a collapse of
corn prides, weak English cables, short
-tl..o- on frifftl ntlflfctlA of hnvArs ex-
OCiilIi& w. .ww..w .
cept for occasional shorts, a heavy export
trade made- little Impression on the mar
ket In the last few minutes. Closed un
settled at llc net decline. May closed
78c; July. 784c; September, 77c.
LIVERPOOL, April 3. Wheat, spot,
steady; No. 2 red Western Winter, 6s Id;
No. 1 Northern Spring, 6s 24d; No. 1 Cal
ifornia. 6s 3d. Futures steady; May, 5s
ll"d: July, 5s Ud.
Corn, spbt, steady; American mixed new,
3s lld; 0 .old1, 4s d. Futures, quiet;
May, 3s 10d; July, 3s lOd; September,
CHICAGO. April 3. Cattle Receipts.
17.000, Including 300 Texans. Market, Stead?
to firm; butchers stock and Texans,
Chamber of Commerce
strong. Good to prime steers, ?56; poor
.to niedium. $3 S04 90; stockers and feed
ers, stronger. $2 654 75; cows. $2 75'4 40;
heifers, $2 804 60; canners, $22 75; bull-?,
strong, $2 754 4a; calves, slow, 4 756 20;
Texas fed Steers, top sales. Jo 1035 25;
Texas grass steers', firm, $2 504; Texas
bulls, strong. $2 604.
Hogs Receipts today, 26.000; tomorrow,
18,000; estimated left over. 2500. Market,
nearly steady. To& ?1 20 J mixed and
butchers, $5 90(36 10; good to choice heavy,
$6 05ff6 20; rough heavy, $5 9036; light,
$5 856 10; bulk of sales $&8e 12.
Sheep Receipts, 14.000; sheep steady to
strongj lamps, steady. Gflod to choice
wethers, including export, 14 9Q5 25; fair
to choice mixed, $4 605; Western sHeep,
Including export, 54 905 25: yearlings,'
?4 905 25; native lambs, $4 755 40; West
ern lambs, $5 15 5 40.
OMAHA, April 3.-Cattle Receipts,
2500; market active and stronger: native
beef steers, $4 205 4Cf; Western steers, $4
4 75; Texas steers? 53 254; cows and heif
ers, $3 254 40; cannery 23 25; stock
ers and feeders, 3 254 90; calves, $3 507;
bulls and stags, $2 754 25.
Hogs Receipts, 5300 head; market,
shade lower; heavy, $5 976 07; mixed.
$5 955 97; light, $5 905 97; bulk of
sales. ?5 97(6.
Sheep Receipts, 1500; market, steady;
fair to choice yearlings "4 634 95; fair to
choice wethers, $4 25i$M 75; commbn arid
choice sheep, $3 803 90; lambs, H 503 30.
KANSAS CITY.Aprll 3.-CattIe Re
ceipts, 7000. Market, active and steady;
Texas steers', $4 2g5 00; Texas cows. 52 75
4 00; native steers, $4 60o 50; native
cows and heifers. 53 25g,4 SO; stockers and
feeders, 54 003 00; bulls, 53 254 60.
Hogs Receipts. 12.000. Market, weak;
bulk' of sales, $5 956 05; heavy, 58 0Q6 10;
packers, 55 956 05; -lights, 55 856 00;
yorkers, 55 S05 95; pigs, 55 005 70.
Sheep Receipts, 3000. Market, steady;
lambs, 55 005 20; muttons, 54 005 00.
file Metal Markets.
- NEW YORK, April 3. Advices from
London Indicate a quiet and good mar
ket for tin; spot closing on ihe basis of
113 15s, and futures at 111 12s 6d. The
local market for that metal, however, had
a decidedly weak undertone under a sheer
absence of support, as the statistical po
sition gives no promise of a bullish turn.
The close was weak at 525 2a'S25 50, show
ing a loss of 25 points on bid figure?. The
rest of the list In the local metal market,
however, was without Important new
features or even variation In price. Cop
per was about unchanged In London at
68 12s 6d for spot and 69 2s 6d for
futures. Here the situation was feature
less, and Lake Superior was nominally
quoted at 517, and casting and electrolytic
at 516 62.
Lead continues dull and unchanged, at
Spelter ruled tolerably steady in tone,
with trade dull at old prices, 53 WS2,S5.
American Iron markets were quiet but
firm. Pfg Iron warrants were quoted at
59 5010 50; Northern foundry, $15 2516 50;
Southern foundry, 51415 50; and soft
Southern. 51315 30.
Bar silver, 58"ac.
SAN FRANCISCo7Apr!l 3. Bat silver.
LONDON, April 3. Bar silver, 26 15-16.
Boaton Wool Market.
BOSTON, April 3. The American Wool
and Cotton" Reporter tomorrow will say:
The week ju3t passed has been remark
able, not only because of the large wool
sales which have been made, but because
these sale3 have been made with no
quotable effect upon the price In either
direction. There Is felt to be a certain
amount of firmness due to a refusal on
the part of! sellers to make any great
concessions, but. on the other hand, there
is equal determination on the part of buy
ers not to pay any more for wool than
they have been giving for the past few
weeks. The buk of the buving of the
past week has come from worsted mills,
and they have confined-themselves pretty
largely to fine and fine medium territory.
Buyers have included such concerns as
the American Woolen Company, which
has been a large buyer; Arlington Mills,
Pacific Mills and the Wanskuku Company.
They have bought largely, but carefully,
with an eye to quality, as well as price.
Sales for the week In Boston amounted
to 11,325 000 pounds domestic, and 160,000
pounds foreign, making a total of 11.4S5.0CO,
against a total df 6.997,000 for the previous
week, and a total of 2.174.00O for the cor
responding week last year.
The Cotton Markets.
NEW YORK, April 3. The cotton mar
ket opened steady with an advance of
2j4 points, and, after the course of prices
J was for the most part strongly upwards,
the leading feature throughout the ses
sion, opening at 58 01. selling off to 57 99,
and then advancing to 58 30, with the close
5S 24. Last Saturday May closed at 57 68;
today's best prices represented, for that
position an advance of c. The market
closed steady at a net advance of S2S
Coffee arid Sngnr.
NEW YORK, April 3. Coffee options
closed unchanged to net advance of 5
points. Sales. 15,200 bags. Including May,
55 55; July, 55 65; September, 55 65; Spot
Rio, easy; No. 7" Invoice, 6"$c; mild, dult;
Sugar, raw, steady; fair refining, 3
317-32; centrifugal 96 test, 41-16; refined,
London Financial Ncttm.
LONDON, Aprli 3. Consols, 961-16. Sil
ver, 27d per ounce.
IS'ot a aarU ofllce In tbe butldlnai
abaolntely fireproof; electric litfliti
and nrtcslnn ivuter; perfect innltn
tfou anil thorough eutiIatiou. Ule
vntora run day und nlfirht.
AINSUE-. DR. GEORGE. Physr.ar....tiU3-wU
ANDERSON. OUbTAV. Att6rney-ut-Lalw...oa
ASSOCIATED VKKSa. El L. Vowfatl. Msr.jIwJ
AUSTEN. P. C. Manager for Ore&on anil
Washington Bankers Lite AasoUatlorC of
Dea Moines. la. , 302-io3
BANKERS LIFE ASSOCIATION. OF DES
MOINES". IA-; b C. Austen. Mgr...tW-30O
BAYMUN. GEO. R. JUunaaer for Cha.
Scr.bner8 Sons 313
BCALS EDWARD A.. Forecast Official U".
S. Weather Bureau . ...... ........OIO
BENJAMIN. K. W Dentist ....3H
BlXbWAINGEU. DK. O. t... PHyt & BUT.4IO-J1
BROOKE. DR, J. M.. Phys. 4 ourK....7oa-70U
BROWN. ilYRA. M. J, r ,J1J-JU
BRUERE. DR. Q. E.. Physician... JIU-HJ-Hi
CANNING. M. J liUi-eOJ
CAUKIN. G. E.. District Atfenr. Traveler'
Insurance Co... ....TI3
CAKD.VELL. DR. J. R ...&W
CHURCHILL, MRS. E. J 710-11?
COFFEY, DIV R. C. Phya. & Suraeoa...7vW
COLUMBIA TELEPHONE CuilPANY....
CORNELIUS. C. W.. Pay, and Suron...200
COVER F. C.. Caahler Equitable Ltfo.....30U
COLLIER. P. F.. Publisher; S. P. ilcQulre.
DAY, J. G. & I. N 3M
DAVIS. NAPOLEUN. President Columbia
Telephono Co. ........................ ...807
DiCKSON. DR. J. F.. Physician ....713-7M
DRAKE, DR. H. B.. Physician.. .0I2-aIJ-3U
DWYER, JOE E.. Tobaccos ,403
EDITORIAL ROOMS Eighth Flodr
EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY,
L. Samuel, ilgr., F. C. Cover. Cashier. ..300
EVENING TELEGRAM .523 Alder street
FENTON. J. D.. Physician and Surg ..30U-310
FENTON, DR. HICKS C: Eye and Eur...3U
FENTON. MATTHEW F.. Dentist SOU
UALVANI, V. li.. inztneer ana Draughts
GAVIN, A.. President Orejron Camera Club,
GEARY. DR EDWARD P., Physician and
GIESVT. A J.. Physician and Surgeon.. 70l-7ly
U1LLESPY. SHERWOOD. General AKnl
Mutua. Llfa Ins. Co..............4O-03-4W
GODDARD. E. C &. Co.. Footwear.......
...............Ground floor, lj Sixth street
GOLDMAN, WILLIAM. Manacer Manhat
tan. Life Ins. Co.. of Nw York......uu-:HO
GRANT, FRANK S.. Atttirney-at-Law,..,Uir
HAMMOND, A. B ...... JIJ
HOLLISTER. DR. O. C, Phya. & SurB 30-ou3
IDLEMAN. C. M., Attorney-at-Law.4ia-17-ta
JOHNSON. W C. ...J.5-J1U-.H.T
KADY. MARK T.. Supervisor of Agent
Mutual Reserva Fund Life Ass n....iiui-Uu
LAMONT. JOHN. Vice-President and Gen
eral Manager Columbia Telephone Co......0XJ
L1TTLEFIELD IL R.. Phya. and Surgeon.ua
MACKAY, VR. A. E.". Phy. and Surg..TH-iU
MANHATTAN l.'bJZ lNaULANCK CO.. of
New York: W. Goldman. Manager. . .-0U--1U
MARTIN, J. L. i CO.. Timber Landa...cOl
McCOY. NEWTON, Attorney-at-Law......713
McFADEN. MIsa IDA E.. atenugrapber..Ui
McOINN. HEN&Y E.. Atturney-at-Law . JII-IJ
McKINNON, J. D.. TurWsh Hatha .JO0-JOI-J0U
METT, HENRY 21a
MiLLER. DH. HERBERT C. Defatlst and
Oral Surgeon L0S-U03
MOSSMAN. DR. E; P.. Dentist... .JU-JU-JIi
MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE ASS'Nj
Mart T. Kady. Supervisor of Agenui.ufri-COla
McELROY. DR. J. O.. Phya. & 3ur.7ul-7U2-7CU
McFARLAND. E. B., Secretary Columbia
Telephono Co....... ..COU
McGUIRE. S. P., Manager P. F. Collier.
mutual hfe.insurance co.. of Now
York, Sherwood Glllespy. Gen. Axt,..i04-a-H
NICHOLAS. HOitA.CE B.. Att'y-at-Law..713
NILES. M. L., Caahler Manhattan Llfo In
surance Co.. of New lork. .200
OREGON INFIRMARY OF OSTEOPATHY;
Dr. It. B. Smith, Ostoopalh ....408-400
OREGON CAMERA CLUB 214-213-210-217
PACIFIC CHRISTIAN PUR. CO.; J. F.
Ghormley. Mgr. 303
PORTLAND EYE AND EAR. INFIRMARY.
...Ground floor, txi Sixth street
PORTLAND MINING & TRUST CO.; J.
H. Marshall. Manager ..........SIS
QUIMBY. I P. W.rf Uame. and Forestry
Warden . .....40f
ROSENDALE. O. M.. Mstallurglst and Min
ing Engineer 313-310
REED & MALCOLM, Opticians... 1J3 Slxta st,
REED. F. C., Fish Coramlisloner.........407
RYAN. J. B.. Attorney-at-Law 4lT
SAMUEL, L., Manager Equitable Life. ...300
SECURITY MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCS
CO.; H. F. Bushong. Uen. Agent for Ore
gon and Washington .00i
SHERWOOD, J. W., Deputy Supreme Com
mander K. O. T. M. ..... 811
SLOCUM. SAMUEL a. Phys. and Surat.,.700
SMITH. DR. L. B., Osteopath .....408-400
STUART. DELL, Attorntfy-at-Larw....8IT-ttl8
STOLTE. DR. CHAS. E., DentUt....,70i-703
SURGEON OF THE S. 1 RY. AND N. P.
TERMINAL CO.,., 70O
STROW BRIDGE. THOMAS H.. Executive
Special Agt. Mutual Life of New York..408
SUPERINTENDENTS OFFICE... 201
TUCKER". DR. GEO. F. Dentist tfUT-8Ii
U. S. WEATHER BUREAU... OO7-OO3-UOO-OI0
U. S. LIGHTHOUSE ENUINEER3, 13TK
DIST.; Captain W. C. Langflt, Corps of
Engineers. U. fl. A 803
U. S. ENGINEER OFFICE. RIVER AND
HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. Captain W.
C Langflt. Corps of Engineers, U. S. A. .810
WATERMAN. C H.. Cashier Mutual Life
of New York ..... . 400
WILSON. DR. EDWARD. N.. Physician
and Surgeon ...............304-303
WILSON, DR. OEO. F.. Phys. & Surg.70tl-707
WILSON. DR HOLT C. Phys. & Surg.3(J7-30a
WOOD. DR. W. L.. Physician... ...412-41J-4I4
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