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A DASH TO CUBA
Transports are Char
tered to Take the
Army Across. .
WAS IT A SPANIARD?
MAY LAND AT MATANZAS
Regular Troop Now on the Way, to
Tampa Object la to Strike a tie
cislve Blow Before the Rainy Season
Sets In Work in War Department.
Washington, April 80. A rather
striking signification of the invasion
of Cuba was made today in the charter
ing of eight large steamers, of an aver
age capacity of about 2,000 tons, and
able to carry from 500 to 1,000 passen
gers each. These are to be used as
transports for the conveyance of the
first military expedition to Cuba. The
names of the boats are the Olivette and
the Flordia, of the Plant line, now in
the Gulf; the Southern Pacific Com
pany's steamer Aranzas; the New York
& Texas Company's vessels Comal, now
at New York, and Alamo, now en route
to the Gulf, and three fine Bhips of the
Boston Merchants' & MarineiB' line,
in Baltimore, the Allegheny, Berkshire
and the Decatur Miller. The price
paid for those vessels is from $10,000
to $15,000 for the 80 days for which they
are chartered. They will be taken
charge of by the quartermaster depart
ment at the earliest possible moment
General Shatter, in command of the
troops now concentrated at New Or
leans, has been in consultation with the
officials today as to the execution of
plans of campaign, but the orders given
him oannot be made public
The president and cabinet will con
aider the large number of applications
that have been made for the appoint
ment to the posts of major-general and
brigadier-general, and there is some ex
puctation that he will be able to nomi
nate a few of these officers soon.
' General Fitzhush Lee arrived hers
today, after a 10 days' visit to Vir
cinia. With him came Miss Cisneros.
the young Cuban girl resoued from Ca
banas, who has been the guest of Mies
Lee. The general shared the keen pub
lic interest in the report of the shelling
of Matanzas. He has visited that city
frequently, and was familiar with the
lay of the land and defenses. He said
the batteries were antiquated and were
no lonirer able to offer any forniidabls
Every endeavor is being put forward
by the war department to organize the
volunteer armv and increase the regu
lar armv to its full strength. Muster
ing-rolls of tho companies of the volun
teer army have been prepared in the
war department and sent to the offi
cers who have been detailed to form
allv induct the state troops Into the
service of the government. With
few modifications they are the same as
those used in the lute war.
The question of arms and equip
tnents for the volunteer army is now
receiving the attention of the ordnance
department and the quatermaster-gen
ral's department. As soon as infor
mation is received as to the exact nurn
ber of arms needed for the volunteers,
thev will be shipped to their state
rendezvous for distribution.
The three independent regiments of
cavalrv authorized by the volunteer
army act, and which are to be com
posed exclusively of frontiersmen, are
to bo known as tlie mrst, becona ana
Third regiments of United States vol
unteer cavalry. They are to be com
posed of 12 troops each.
Off for the Front.
Chickamauga National Park, Ga.,
April 80. The two companies of the
Ninth (oolored) oavalry, which arrived
in .Chattanooga late wis aiternoon,
were Btopped after having Btarted to
Chickamauga, and switched into the
Western & Atlantio yards. Orders are
said to have been received to have the
troops proceed as rapidly as possible to
Tampa, Flo., to which point the troops
from Mobile have also been ordered,
and they will leave before morning.
It is currently reported that the com
panies of the Ninth regiment now in
camp here will be shipped at once to
Tampa, as well as the Twenty-fourth
infuntry (colored). Officers of the
Ninth have been making every prepar
ation for departure.
Another Letter Held I' p.
Washington, April 80. The post
office department lias information of
another letter being held up because it
contained treasonable matter. The
postmaster at Santa Cruz reported that
a letter to Senor Sagastn, Spain, had
been mailed there, and, under direc
tion of Assistant Postmaster-General
Tynan its contents were examined. It
was mailed by a woman who gave an
address whete an answer would reach
her, and contains information in regard
to the fortifications of San Francisco,
where guns are located, eto. The let
ter will be referred to the war department.
Buncling Attempt Made to , Blow TJp
' Torpedo Boats ' ' '
Portland, Or., May 2. A bungling
attempt to Bet fire to' the shop or fright
en the workmen on torpedo-boats 12 .
and 13 was made under the wharf of,
the Wolff & Zwicker iron works about
11 o.'clock last night. 5',
While nothing could be learned of
the perpetrator, a ...Spaniard or a Mexi
can who was seen hanging about the
place all day and who had, bean several
times ordered, away is 'suspected by the
police." " '" ' '' ( .
The late workmen, wno were jusi
quitting the building, were startled, as
the whistle blew, by a dull report ap
parently just below the wharf on which
the torpedo-bpats are building, wnion
shook the structure to Its foundation.
The Madison-street bridge night watch
man also heard the detonation and saw
a blinding flash directly under the tor
pedo-boats. " X
Three of the workmen seized lanterns
and hurried beneath the wharf. Just
as they reached the ground, a second
report, like that of a shotgun or re
volver, was heard, and they saw a light
flash for an instant, but that was all
Groping about by the dim light of their
... A- .
lanterns, tney were unauio io mm any
thine which could have made an ex
plosion, and they finally decided to
abandon the quest till daybreak.
The Spaniard whom the police sus
pect of having set off the explosion,
either with the deliberate purpose of
blowing up the torpedo-boats or set
ting fire to the building, or thinking to
terrify the contractors, had been slink
ing about the place all day.
Whatever was the purpose of the
man who set on ine expiosiun, w
failed to do any more harm than to set
the town agog, for the wharf and boats
New York, Puritan and
Cincinnati Fire on :
- Matanzas" ;
SPANISH RETURNED THE FIRE
ALLEGED GERMAN NOTE.
TO GUARD THE COLUMBIA.
Rumor That She Will Not Permit the
Bombardment of Manila.
Madrid, May 2. A great impression
has been produced here by a rumor
that the German government has is
sued a note declaring that it will not
oppose the landing of troops in the
Philippines but will not permit a. bom
bardment, owing to the important uer
man mercantile interests in all the
towns of the island. Germany s
omision to declare neutrality is heia
to be the cause of the rumor.
Japan has requested permission for
Japanese naval offloers to watch the
operations in the Philippines from the
The United States fleet is not expect
ed to reach Manila until Tuesday. The
Spanish fleet has been divided in two.
It will be reinforced by a large auxil
According to dispatches Irom Ma
nila, the Vos Espanola describes the
tHirt of Manila as impregnable, ine
uaner also savs that the forts of Mata
ton, Sud Malatea, l'astei, jMirunas anu
St. Lucia Pilar bristle with guns,
Officially Announced in I
Lisbon, Mav 2. The official gazette
today publishes the neutrality decree of
Portugal in the war between bpain and
the United States.
It is similar to the deoree issued at
tho outbreak of the Franco-Prussian
war, and contains the following six ar
First Forbidding the equipment of
privateers in Portuguese waters.
Second Forbidding the entry of
privateers into Portuguese waters.
Third Permitting belligerents to
make a short stay in Portuguese ports.
Fourth Defining legitimate trade as
regards the belligerents and forbidding
trading in goods considered contraband
Fifth Warning Portuguese and for
eigners in Portugal against actions
contrary to the security of the state.
Sixth Refusing protection to any
infringers of the decree.
COST OF THE WAR.
Great Damage' Done to thej-Fprtluea-
tlons of the Cuban Port-Belleved
Thee Whs' Also Lobs 'of Life No
Damage Done to American Warship.
:. On Board the Flagship New York, off
Matanzas, April 29. The New York,
the Puritan and the Cincinnati bom
barded the forts at the mouth.of Matan
zas harbor this -afternoon. There were
no casualties on our Bide, but it is be
lieved that the hail of iron- which
pounded in the forts must have oaused
loss of life to the Spaniards, though
nothing is known definitely.,
The engagement commenced at 12:57
and ceased at 1:15. The object of the
attack was to prevent the completion of
the earthworks at Punta Gorda.
A battery on the eastward arm of the
bay opened fire on the flagship, and
this was also shelled.
Ahont 12 8-inch sheila were -fired
from the eastern forts, but all fell
, About five or six. light shells 'were
fired from the half-completed battery.
Two of these whizzed over the New
York, and the others fell short. The
ships left the bay for the open sea, the
objeot of discovering the whereabouts
of the batteries having been accom
plished. In the neighborhood of 800 shots
were put on land from the three vessels
from a range of from 4,000 to 7,000
Eear-Admiral Sampson, when asked
if he. was satisfied with the result,
"Yes, I am. I expected to be."
The half -completed Spanish earth
works and battery were apparently
blown up by the shells.
All the ships engaged Bhowed ex
cellent markmanship throughout the
engagement, and when they were firing
at the shortest range, nearly every
shell took effect.
The forts which were bombardod
were on a low-lying point, and were
considered merely earthworks. They
did not make a good target, yet when
the big buns were fired at the shortest
range, portions of the forts could be
seen flying in the air at every shot.
The flagship returned to Havana, and
the Puritan and Cincinnati were left
on the Matanzas station.
Auxiliary Naval Vessel Will
- tioned at the Mouth. ,
Washington, April 80. It is the in
tention of the navy depaitment to have
one auxiliary naval vessel stationed'at
the fnonth of the Columbia river for its
protection, or in case of necessity. The
probab lities are that one of the' mer
chant vessels which have , been negoti
ated for on the coast will be- used ' for'
this purpose, or. some vessel that can1
be readily obtained on the. . Columbia.
She will probably,., be arraed-'with- isix
pounders and rapid-fire guns. The Or
egon naval reserve' "will probably be
mustered in for servioe ''as her crew, as
it is desired that men . fajniliar, with
the river and Pacific Northwest be in
command or in' position to render ser
vice on board the cruiser.
A LINER CAPTURED
The Little.Tender Man
grove Takes - the ! .
, . Big'Panama;"
loaded: avrrii : PROVISIONS
MINES IN THE COLUMBIA.
Governor- Xord Officially Notified of
Their Existence;' ' " '
Salem, Or., April 80. Governor
Lord, today reoeived from Adjutant
General Corbin,. at Washington, the
"The seoretary of war -requires me
to inform you, in reply to your tele
gram of the 22d inst. instructions have
been sent to engineer officers to. plant
mines in rivers and harbors. Regula
tions for navigation of friendly vessels
have been approved and published by
the secretary of war."
The governor desires that all persons
concerned take notice of the facts in
READY FOR THE SIEGE
Captain ; Everett's Threat to Sink, the
Spaniard Brought It to a Stop The
Panama Carried Two ISS-Founders,
But 'Did Not Use Thein'' '
WEEKLY MARKET , LETTER.
Department Not Informed.
Washington, April 29. So far as
could be learned, . the officials of the
administration were not notified of the
bombardment of Matanzas yesterday
afternoon. The navy department keeps
a telegraph office open in the building
all night and a confidential offloial re
mains at the dapartment all night to
translate the inessaues as received.
There was considerable business done
over the wires till the early morning
hours, but none of the dispatches were
sent either to the White House or to
the secretary of the navy.
BOMBARDMENT OF HAVANA.
Porto Rico Warehouses Are
St. Thomas, West Indies, April 80,
Porto Rico advices received here to
day say that four Spanish gunboats
are at San Juan de Porto Rioo. They
are being painted black or possibly
Martial law has been pioclaimed in
Porto Rico, and it is being enforoed in
a tyrannical manner. Crowds of peo
ple are loaving for the interior, and the
capital is almost deserted by the civil
The military are most aotively en
gaged in preparing for defense. Thirty
torpedoes have been planted in the
channel. In addition, an old steam
ship has been sunk across the harbor
entrance, the buoys in the channel
have been altered and from Monday
last, after the news of the blockade of
Havana reached there, accompanied by
a report that the Cuban capital had
been bombarded, all lights were order'
ed extinguished at night. The French
residents, when these advices left San
Juan, were seeking refuge in the
French cruiser Admiral Rigault de
An Amerioan sugar estate, it is an'
nounced, was plundered after the re.
oeipt of the news of the declaration of
war between Spain and the United
States. The British consul at San
Juan, who has charge of American in
terests, has cabled to his government
reauestine that a British warship be
sent to that port.
Spanish steamers landed at Maiguez,
70 miles from San Juan, Tuesday,
quantity of arms and ammunition, and
there was a similar landing of supplies
at San Juan Tuesday. Besides this
about 50,000 tons of provisions were
landed at San Juan Sunday last. The
warehouses ot Porto Rioo are reported
to be full of provisions, and the Span
ish authorities say they can stand
seige of two months.
All their coast lights have now been
ordered to be extinguished.
FRANCE IS NEUTRAL.
Notice 'Has Keen Received
Suspected Spanish Spy.
Laredo, Tex., April 30. When the
G-eat Northern mail train anived this
evening a stranger on the train was ar
rested by an officer from Fort Mcintosh,
and from what could be learned he is
thought to be a Spanish spy, who has
been under surveilance all the way
from New York. He was bound for
Mexico. The prisoner is at the post,
but nothing further of a definite nature
could be learned tonight.
Sum Needed for Additional Army
Washington, Miiy 2. The secretary
of the tieasury today received from the
secretary of war estimates of defi
ciencies in appropriations for the ex
penses of the war for the remaining
two quarters of the present fiscal year,
aggregating 834,019,087. In his let
ter, Secretary Alger says that the acts
of congress approved April 22 and 20,
1808, authorizing the enrollment ot a
volunteer army and plaoing the regular
army on a war footing, will necessitate
this increase for the organization, sup
nnrt and maintenance of the new
This estimate, which will be trans,
milted to congrecs, is entirely indo'
pendent of 'the allotments made by the
president to the war department out
of the $50,000,000. This will indioate
that up to July 1 next (two months)
the increased expenditures on account
of the war will be approximately $90,-
The Spanish government officials are
bewildered at the attitude of Great
Britain. They believe the government
and people of Great Britain bold
divergent opinions, and that the official
acts of Great Britain are due to a secret
compact with the United States.
Washington, May 2. Secretary Al
ger this morning issued a most sweep
ing order directed to all bureau chiefs
of the war department and all officers
on special duty, from highest to low
est, instructing them, under no cir
cumstances, to give information to the
press on any subject connected with
the war. A similar order already ex
ists in the navy department.
Not the Present Purpose of the
Washington. April 29. The war sit
uation is substantially this:
The blockading squadron remains
passive before Havana, with no present
purpose of bombarding or of drawing
the fire of the shore batteries. The
strategic purpose of an effective block
ade of the Cuban coast is being accom
plished to the entire satisfaction of the
authorities here. There is no indica
tion that a part of the fleet will be
withdrawn for the purpose of affording
additional protection to North Atlantic
No word had come to the department
up to the close of office hours of the ar
rival of the Montserrat at Cienfugos.
The officials are inclined to believe that
if she has gotten into port she did so
before the blockade of Cienfugos had
The very faot that the Madrid offi
cials have rather ostentatiously de
clared that the Spanish fleet has sailed
j to bombard the cities on the North At
I lantic coast is taken as a certain indi
cation at the navy department of the
utter improbability of such a movement.
If this were contemplated, the Spanish
officials would be tlie very last to make
their purpose public
The navy department, as yet, lias
made no arrangements for the care of
prisoners taken by our warships, but
the legal officers of the department
think they should be sent to Boston
Manila, May 2. The government
has forbidden the use of cipher dis
The state department posted a notice
today, stating it had been officially ad
vised of the issuance of neutrality or
ders by Italy, the Netherlands, Switzer
land, Norway and Sweden, Russia and
Colombia. It is supposed also that
official notice of Great Britain's and
France's neutrality will be received by
tomorrow. Including France and Great
Britain, four of the six great powers of
Europe, have declared their neutrality
Great Britain, Italy, France and
Washington, April 80. The French
embassy today received a cablegram
from Paris announcing that a decree of
neutrality between the United States
and Spain has been issued, and that
detailed copy will be forwarded
mail. On receipt of the dispatch, tl:
Frenoh ambassador, M. Cambon, wrote
to the State department informing it of
Franoe's neutrality. The cable notice
is brief, stating only that the decree
follows the treaty of Paris of 1856.
The state department has also been
informed that Mexico, Argentine Re
public, Coreu and Belgium have pro
claimed neutrality. Coroa's neutral
ity is considered important, owing to
her proximity to the Philippines.
The state department has heard
nothing from Germany, but this causes
no apprehension, owing to the strong
assurances Germany has given that she
will observe strict neutrality between
the belligerents. This assurance was
conveyed to Ambassador White, and is
looked upon as practically equivalent
to a foimal declaration of neutrality.
Germany, Austria and Portugal are the
last of the important Euroiiean nations
to declare their attitude.
Powder Works Destroyed."
Easton, Pa., April 80. The town of
Dover, in Morris county, N. J., and
the country within a radius of 20 miles
was startled this afternoon by a series
of ternfio explosions, the flrHt of which
occurred at 2:10 o'clock. The explo
sion occurred in the Atlantic Powder
Company's works, and the plant is now
a mass ot ruins, six wormnn were
killed and four others were seriously
injured, some probably fatally. Tho
remains of the dead have not been re
covered. They are:
Alfred Rarick, William Stumpf,
Casper Ray, David Scheer, William
Haycock, Elias A ber. All the killed
were married and left families.
' Key West, April 28. The lighthouse
tender Mangrove puffed - proudly intp
Key West harbor this morning with the
riohest prize of the war thus far. The
captive was the Panama, Captain Que
vedo, a big trans-Atlantic liner, and an
auxiliary cruiser of the Spanish navy,
which ha3 been plying of late between
New York and Havana. She had 29
passengers, including three women, one
Frenchman and one Mexican, and a
crew of 72. As the Panama carried
two 12-pounder8, she could easily have
annihilated the little Mangrove, and
as the latter came into the harbor with
her prize, there was not a craft that did
not salute her.
The Mangrove, under' Lieutenant
Commander William H. Everett, was
cruising along the .Cuban coast, navi
gated by Ensign Palmer, Bhortly before
6 o'clock last evening, about 20 miles
north of Havana. At 9:45 she sighted
the Panama. When the latter came
within range, a snoi irom one ui wio
Mangrove's 2-pounders was sent across
er bows, but the Spaniard ignored the
challenge and went on. Another shot
fo'lowed without tesult, but the wan-
grove was drawing nearer me stranger,
who calmlv prooeeded on her course,
apparently without any intention of
When the third shot was nred, trie
Mangrove was within 100 yards of the
Panama, and Lieutenant-Commander
Everett shouted to the deck officer that
f she did not surrender he would sink
n, . 1 111 ., i : .
ler. rue Mangrove s unicorn nuiuii
that they expected the enemy's Im
pounders" to open on them in response
to the threat, but the bpaniard prompt
ly came to. 1 .
Ensign Dayton, the senior omcer ot
the Mangrove, boarded the prize. The
battleship Indiana had seen the capture,
and meanwhile drew up to the Man
crove. giving her a lusty cheer. Lieu
tenant-Commander Everett reported to
Captain Taylor, of the battle-ship, and
the latter put a prize crew aboard the
captive. They then prooeeded to the
flagship, where a formal report was
made, and Rear-Admiral Sampson
ordered Lieutenant-Commander Everett
to convoy the prize to Key West.
The Panama is of about 2,800 tons,
and her passengers were mainly Span
ish refugees fleeing from JNew YorK ana
other points to Havana. The Panama
carried a valuable cargo of general mer
chandise, including a large quantity of
corn. Mncn of it was meant to pro
vision the Spaniards in Cuba, and the
cargo, with the ship itself, undoubtedly
makes the richest prize thus far taken.
Under the regulations, however, the
battle-Bhip Indiana will share in the
prize-money, as she waa.in sight when
the capture was made.
The entire fleet have been on the
lookout for the Panama for several
days, as she was due at Havana yester
day or today.
If the pace set by the vessels of the
North Atlantic squadron in the taking
of prizes be long maintained, Spain's
merchant marine is destined to need
reconstructing from the ground up be
fore the war closes. During the five
duvs since hostilities opened, 11 prizes
have been brought in. and there is a
prospect that several other Spanish
vessels now in Gulf waters will also be
The gunboat Newport brought in the
Sp'inish sloop Paquette and the Spanish
schooner Pireno. Cuban coastiug ves
sels, captured off Havana this morning
These captures, following upon the
Mangrove's clover achievement, have
roused the people here to a high pitch
Trade Conditions In the Leading Cltie
of the World:.
Reported by Downing, Hopkins & Co., Inc.,
..-..( ..f 'IVo.lu nrnlurn. Til t .714 umbel 01
Commerce building, Portland, Oregon.)
Great aotivity. in wheat last week
was caused "by the remarkable advance
in all foreign markets. If the ilispano
American war continues, the price -of
wheat, will goliigber at.Chioago, but it
now "seemS ' tiiat- ' peace means lower
prices, for the lollowing reasons: Eu
rope has been advancing.' very largely,
fearing a blockade of our ports and a
famine at home unless, their . require
ments could be largely wet "by-American
shipments, and - large purchases
have been made for , foreign account at
the advanced prioeS' on aooount of the
fear ef a w;ar, witfvSpain.. The enpr
mou8 export demand J,i,as not advanced
our home markets largely, but has com
pelled every Hue of shorts to cover,
leavlng.the market ' jri just' the shape
for a serious break. " ' The Minneapolis
market Record says: "After a long
spell of s dullness, in the flour market
business picked up in very good shape
the past week. Sales, with two excep
tions, were larger than for any one
week since the beginning of the crop
. . i - ii:
year, one local company aione senium
nearly 200,000 barrels. The demand
from" abroad; for . both patents, and
dears, was in excess of production and
all was for quick shipment. Indica
tions are that stocks on the other side
of the Atlantic are pretty well oleanetl
up and buyers over there are, in oonBe
quence, in a hurry to replenish them.
Sales of patents lor domestio account
have been heavy to buyers east of Chi-
. .1 t . 11
cage. Stocks are rattier low an over
the country." Not for years has ine
Northwest been as short of wheat as
now. Country stocks have reached a
very low point, there being probably
less than 2,000,000 bushels held at this
time bv country houses, only a very
Kmall portion of which is contract wheat.
This explains why tho Minneapolis
wheat market has advanoed over 20
cents in one week. The wheat to fill
oontracts is not in sight. Out of the
small oountry supply must go the wheat
for oountry milling, with no new wheat
to come for grinding until September.
New York, April 28. Agents of the
captured Spanish gteamer Panama say
tho vessel and cargo are valued at over
FAMINE IN HAVANA.
The t'ltv's NiimilT of Heef Has Olven
Out All Prices Have Advanced,
New York, April 28. A correspond
ent of the World sends the following
Cuban advices via Key West:
Havana is completely out of beef, al
though large shipments are expected
All necessaries of life have gone up
to prices never heard of, and if Home
thing is not done at once, many will
perish of hunger..
Families of means have stored large
supplies of stores in their houses.
All Cuban families leaving are urged
to stay, the offer being that they will
be respected and protected,
Blanco has issued orders to arm all
men, and the order is being obeyed,
and even boys of 14 years are being
Large numbers of Cubans have joined
the insurgents around Havana.
Olympia, April 29. Tho, supreme
court has affirmed judgment in the case
of the state, respondent, vs. Johnny
Tommy and Charlie Moses, Indians,
appellants, charged with murder In the
first degree, committed in Skagit coun
ty, May 5, last year.
Waterville, Wash., , April 28.
"Uncle Jimmy" Walters, 87 years age,
whs killed by a bull two days ago, but
the fact was not known until today.
It was discovered that the bull had
broken through a fence and overtaken
Mr. Walters and crushed him to death,
breaking several ribs on each side of
Wheat Walla Walla, 92 98c; Val
lev and Bluestem, 9596o per buBliel.
Flour Best grades, $4.90; graham,
$4.85; superfine, $2.75 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 45c; choice
gray. 48 44c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $25; brewing,
$28 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $25; shorts, $19.
Hay Timothy, $1213; clover4. $11
12; Oregon wild hay, $9 10 per ton.
Eggs Oregon, llo per dozon.
Butter Fancy creamery, 85 40c;
fair to good, 8085o; dairy, 25800
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13 o;
Young America, 1314o.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50 per
dozen; heriB, $4 00; springs, $d4;
geese, $6.507.00; ducks, $0.00
0.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 1214C
Potutoes Uregon unrhanKS, ouiguo
per sack; sweets, $1.752 per cental.
Onions Oregon, $1.70a.uu po
Hops 512s'o per pound for new
orop; 18U0 crop, 4(1500.
Wool Valley, 14iuc per pound;
Eastern. Oregon, 812o; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4o; dressed mutton, 0sc;
spring lambs, 10c per lb.
Hobs Gross, choice heavy, f4.2o;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$5.000.25 per 100 pounds.
Beef-Gross, top steers, $3.60
4.00; cows, $2.508.25; dressed beef.
Y 7o per pound.
Veal Largo, 654c; small, 6(3
6o per pound.
Potatoes Yakimas, $11 12 per ton?
natives, $8 10; sweets, 2 c per pound;
box of 00 pounds, $1.76.
Butter Fancy native orcamery,
brick, 23c; ranoh, 10 12c; dairy,
18c; Iowa fancy oreamery, 21o.
Cheese Native Washington, 12
13c; Eastern cheese, 12 c.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 16o; California
Meats Choice dressed beef steers,
8c; cows, 77c; mutton, 8c; pork,
7c; veal, small, 8c.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
hons, 15 10c; dressed, 18c; turkeys,
live, 14c; dressed, 17 18c.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 67c; steel
heads, 78c; enlmon trout, 910c;
floituderB and solo, 84o; torn cod, 4c;
ling cod, 45o; rock cod, 6c; smelt, 8
5c; herring, 4a.
Olympia oysters, per sack, $33.25.
Corn Vbole,$23.DO;cracked,per ton,
$24; feed meul, $24 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$20; whole, $25.
Flour Patents, per barrel, $5.00
6.45; straights, $1.75; California
brands, $0.00; Dakota brands, $5.00
$5.75; buckwheat flour, $0.50.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $10; shorts,
per ton, $1718.
Feed Chopped feed, $21 22 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $18 id; oil
cuke meal, pur ton, $35.
Hay Puget Sound, new, per ton,
$10 13; Eastern Washington timothy,
$17; alfalfa, $11; struw, $7.
Oats Choice, per ton, $28 30.
Wheat Feed wheat, per ton, $24.
San Francisco Market.
Wool Southern count lambs, 7 8c;
San Joaquin, 78c; Northern, 11 12c
Millstuffs Middlings, $23 28.60;
California bran, $21.00 21.50 per ton.
Oi.ions Silverskins. $2.00 2.50 pet
Butter Fancy creamery, 10o; do
seconds, 18.H,c; fancy dairy, 18c; good
to choice, 17 17!j0 per pound.
Potatoes-Early Rose, 86 40c.
Eggs Store, lli12o; ranoh, 12