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BLOCKADE IS FELT
Havana Is Becoming
-' Alarmed at Its
FEVERISH DESIRE TO LEAVE
The Early Feeling of Serenity Has Given
. t Way to Actual Panic Five Thou
sand Booked to Leave ou the French
f, Havana, May 23. The weight of the
blookade is beginning to be felt here.
Business is almost at a standstill, and
; there ia hardly any movement in the
streets, which have a sort of holiday
appearance. The parks are almost de
serted, and very fow people are to be
seen on the Plaza'de Aeamas at night,
although the band plays there and
sverything possiblo is done to keep op
the spirits of. the people.
There is a feverish desire to leave
the island, and over 5,000 people are
booked at the office of the consignees of
the French steamer Lafayette, which
leaves here today for Vera Cruzr Mex
ico, with this letter, which will be
posted-at that port.' 'In fact, an actual
panic now prevails, while when the
blockade commenced there was a feel
ing of serenity pervading all classes.
But things have changed, and the grim
earnestness of the Americans is steadily
forcing itself upon the minds of even
the most hot-headed Spanish officers,
though the latter are working vigor
ously at the fortifications, which have
been considerably strengthened since
the war began. The Spanish, it must
be admitted, are preparing to fight
desperately as possible under the cir
i There is considerable feeling against
the men who ate desirous of leaving the
city, and posted on the corners of houses
all over the town you can see notices as
"Here are sold women's Blurts for
men who abandon the island of Cuba."
There has been no disorder in this
citv or in the provincos, so far as
v known, though it is true people are en
tirely-ignorant of what is transpiring
at Santiago, no mail having been re
ceived from there for some time past.
The cable is in the hands of the govern
went, and is almost exclusively devoted
to furthering military operations,whioh
are limited to evacuating the interior
towns and concentrating the Spanish
forces at or near the large citios.
It is reported here that Santa Cruz
lul Sur, on the Bouth coast of Puerto
Principe, has fallen into the hands of
the insurgents. If this is the case, the
latter now have a port, at which their
friends can land arms, ammunition and
supplies without interference. Other
important events are said to have trans
pned at Santa Cruz del Sur.
The officers of the Spanish gunboat
Cuba Espanola have reached Sancti
Spiritua, province of Santa Clara, by
land, and are on their way to Tunas,
and from there by coasting steamer to
Cienfuegos. One report has it that the
commander of the Cuba Espanola
burned or blew up his vessel to save it
from falling into the hands of the in'
surgents. Another version of the affair
eays the gunboat may have been cap'
tured by the insurgents.
Confirmation has been received hero
that the Spanish troops have evacuated
Jiquani and Bayamo, in the province
, of Santiago de Cuba, and that they
have neen occupied by the insurgents,
The Spaniards say the troops destroyed
these two towns before leaving them
but this is not believed. The troops
from these places retreated upon Manza
' nillo, and some of thera have reached
, other coast towns by this time.
Although the prices of provisions
liere are very high, it is calculated that
there is food enough 'Obtainable to last
about five months, because it is claimed
considerable stores were laid in before
the blockade, and no provisions are al
lowed to be sent from here to interior
towns. Eggs cost 10 cents each;
glass of milk costs from 20 to 25 cents.
and the size of the loaf of bread has
been reduced one-half. This, however.
was done before the blockade began.
There are thousands of men from
cigar, tobacco and other factories out ol
work, and the authorities are employing
as many as possible on the fortifica
tions. The number of men idle causes
anxiety. Dp to the present they have
been provided with food in one way or
another, mainly by their former em
ployers being compelled to contribute
to their maintenance, but the time
must come when these men will feel
the pangs of hunger, and then riots ia
sure to follow.
People here are looking forward with
apprehension to the eventual triumph
of the insurgents, as it is believed they
will wreak terrible vengeance upon the
Spaniards and upon those who have
sympathized with the latter. The
balk of the Spaniards, however, are
rilled with warlike enthusiasm, and are
looking forward with confidence to an
eventual triumph over tne American
forces. They have great faith in the
strength of the Spanish fleet, and the
Spanish soldiers are looking forward
hopefully to the blockade being raised
by the naval forces sent from Spain,
As soon as a few cannon shots are
heard from the forts, the shores of the
bay, San Lazaro avenue and the tops of
the houses are immediately crowded
with people, who cheer wildly when
shot is Been to fall anywhere near any
of the American warships.
It is impossible to run at an altitude
of 17,000 feet above the sea.
ORDERED TO LEAVE . t
Senor Polo Taken Hi Departure From.
Montreal. H '
New York, May 24. A special to
the Herald from Montreal says: It
has not been possible for Spain to post
pone the departure of Senor Polo y Ber
nahe any longer. Today he sails with
all his staff by the steamer Dominion
for Liverpool. Senor Polo went on
board the steamer last night, and will
go from Liverpool to Madrid. He says
..that though be was detained here for
some time on business, he respected the
declaration of neutrality and left this
He leaves behind, however, the
Spanish consul to try to continue
gathering information for the Spanish
relative to the United States military
movements. The authorities are
closely watching the consul, and he
will t)e promptly placed under arrest if
the slightest deviation from the neu
trality laws is doteoted.
Senor Polo y Bernabe has been loud
in his declarations that no official pro
test has been lodged against his pro-
lings here, but he now practically
admits that he was requested to return
to Madrid, for it was learned last night
om an unimpeachable source that the
Canadian- government advised his de
parture' . .,
Owing to the diplomatic fiction that
such questions are not dealt with by the
Canadian cabinet, it was possible for
our secretary of state to say that the
government did not interfere. The ao
tion was taken by the governor-general,
who is the queen's direct representative
here, and who as such is supposed to,
but never does, aot .(without the sanc
tion of tlie cabinet.
Captain Garranza, who left the citv
mmediatelv after Downing's arrest, is.
aocording to statements of some mem
bers of Senor Polo's staff, to be sent .to
the Philippines with a relief expedi
tion. Other Spaniards, however, say
Garranza went to Madrid with very im
portant papers, and will endeavor to
join Cervera s fleet or the fleet which
expects to call at Miquelon.
A NEW SPANISH DEVICE.
Dynamite Laden Hulks Placed In
Path of Our Warships.
New York, May 24. A dispatch to
the Herald from Key West says that
the fertile Spanish brain, which has
been adopting all sorts of schemes to
entice the blockading squadron within
range of the Havana buttories, has ad
opted a new expedient to destroy war
ships. The latest device is thesending
adrift of hulks made to resemble tor
pedo-boats after first loading them
with dynamite in the hope that Ameri
can ships would ram them in the dark
ness. Several of these hulks have been
sent out. .
One of those deadly machines was
sighted off Cardenas by the Hudson.
It was lying motionless and appeared
to be a torpedo-boat It had two fun
nels and a gun over each bow. Signal
ing the tug Leyden "That looks like
one," tlie Hudson steamed down ana
the Leyden went along. The tugs
opened fire at 1,000 yards, and one of
the shots knocked off a smokestack
which proved to be a wooden structure,
for n flew into splinters. Satisfied
that t.ie boat was a derelict, the toga
A similar hulk was sighted by the
Wilmington the next day. This also
was rigged up so that it would appear
at even a short distance to be a topedo
boat. The Wilmington blazed away
and sunk the hulk. As it was sinking
the forward part of the craft was blown
out and cans containing explosives were
picked up after tlie wreok sunk. These
facts were reported to Commodore
Watson. . 'V i-
EDWARD BELLAMY DEAD.
Author of "Looking Backward" and
Founder of The New Nation.
Springfield, Mass., May 24. Edward
Bellamy, author and humanitarian,
died this morning at his home in
Chicopee Falla, in the 49th year of his
age.' Mr. Bellamy has been in feeble
health ever since he finished his
"Equality," some eight months ago.
Indeed, long before it was completed,
he had the most significant warnings
that his vital energies were being un
dermined, although it was not until
August that his physicians definitely
told him that one of his lungs was
effected. At the earnest solicitations
of his physicians and his family, he
decided to try the effect of the Colorado
climate, and in September last removed
with his family to Denver, where he
was welcomed by a host of friends.
He received, however, little or no bene
fit from the change, and sinoe January
has been rapidly failing.' When he
recognized that recovery was impos
sible, he was anxious to get back to hia
old homestead at Chicopee Falls, where
he was born and where he had lived
his entire life. His brother went to
Denver to help him realize this wish,
and on April 29 brought him back,
very weak, but very peaceful, to his
old home. He was born in Chicopee
Falls, March 26, 1850.
Died While Awheel.
Seattle, Wash., May 21 Robert J.
Dodds, councilman from the Fourth
ward, dropped dead this afternoon
while riding his bicycle on the Lake
Union path. Mr. Dodds had been
having considerable trouble with his
heart, and to that is attributed big
Neutrality of the Netherlands.
The Hague, May 24. The minister
for foreign affairs had a long conference
today with United States Minister
Newell with regard to the neutrality
of the Netherlands.
Berlin, May 24 The foreign office
has received reports from Paris saying
France is indignant at the American
cable-cutting, considering such action
to be contrary to international law, and
that she intends to ask the powers to
protest against it.
Orders ItecelTed by
'!NMI'. . Leave for Manila.
San Francisco, May 23. Oregona
fine regiment of volunteer infantry has
received orders to be ready to sail for
the Philippines at once. ' -'At a late
hour this evening, Colonel Summers
was informed that his command should
immediately prepare for the voyage,
and a few minutes afterwards the whole
Oregon camp was in a state of jollifica
tion.. The colonel was routed out of
his tent, and for a quarter of an hour
addressed his men in tones that brought
forth the wildest cheering. The report
in camp is that the Fourteenth infantry,
recently arrived from Vancouver, at
least, will gowith the Oregon regiment.
Some artillery may also be in the force
hurried to the front, as there are four
batteries of heavy and several of light
artillery in the California volunteers.
Washington Men Will Not Go. '
Sun Francisco, . May 23. It is riot
expected that any portion of the Wash
ington volunteers will form part of the
first installment of the Manila expedi
tion, as it will be impossible to have
the men properly equipped in time.
-The -Washington men are comfortably
located, and are now devoting four
hours a day to drill.
Reserve to Go to Sea,
Portland, Or., May 23. The Oregon
naval reserve will undoubtedly see
servioe within the next 10 days. A dis
patch was received yesterday from
Washington by Adjutant-General Tut
tie, directing him to put himself . into
communication with Rear-Admiral
Miller, of the flagship Monterey, .at
San Francisoo. concerning crews from:
the Oregon naval reserve to be put into
the regular service.
-' LEADS THE WAY.
General Anderson lias Been Ordered .to
Portland, Or., May1' 23. Brigadioi
General Thomas M. Anderson left for
San Francisco yesterday under orders
to take command of the first expedition
to Manila. He received Iiib orders at
8 o'clock in the afternoon, and with
soldier-like ' promptness was at the
depot ready for departure at 6.
After General Anderson's burial at
Skagway during the first month ef the
war, the news that he was to be given
the first important command, and vir
tually open the military campaign, Was
naturally an agreeable surprise to him
and will be none the less welcome to
his friends, who are legion. Up to the
time of his appointment as a bridagier-
general, he was the senior oolonel of
the army, and is considered one of the
beBt officers in the service. That he is
tlie best choice that could be made for
the important duty which has been
assigned to him, is the belief of every
one who has been associated with him,
either before or . since his honorable
service in the war.
SANTIAGO A RAT TRAP,
Nary Department Announces Arrival ol
Washington, May 23. All of the
news that was given out today at the
navy department was comprised in the
one short bulletin posted at the close
of the day, stating that the department
had information, believed to be correct,
that Admiral Cervera, with his flying
squadron, was at Santiago de Cuba.
This went to confirm the newspaper re
ports, and the Madrid cablegram pub
lished this morning, tlie latter a rather
unusual circumstance, for the Spanish
bulletins have been notably deceptive
ever since tne nying squauron ieit
Cadiz. Accepting this statement
correct, it indicates that there is little
probability of a hostile, meeting be
tween Sampson and Schley and Ad
miral Cervera immediately.
Looking over the charts of Santiago
harbor, the nrfvy department soon die
covered that the' place would be a ver
itable rat trap for the Spaniards, with
its narrow entrance, in which a single
Amerioan monitor could blow up the
whole Spanish fleet.
Officials of the Cuban delegation here
who believed that the Spanish fleet
arrived at Santiago de Cuba say about
all the Spaniards can accomplish at
that point is to seoure a base of opera
tions in a fairly well fortified harbor.
and also lay in coal from the colliers
which are understood to have preceded
the fleet there.
Senator Shoup, of Idaho, who spent
some time with the president today,
expressed the belief that the reported
arrival of the Spanish fleet at Santiago
was true, and that it might have the
effect of bringing about an earlier close
of the war than was expected. He
thought, however, the indications were
that the war might last a year.
An Alaskan Surveying Party-
San Francisco, May 23. The Rufua
E. Wood will sail today for Alaska.
Among her hundred or more passengers
are the Gardiner party of 40 civil
engineers and mechanics .who are sent
out by a London and New York syn
dicate to survey a railroad from Norton
sound to the nearest point on the
Yukon, making a saving of about 800
miles in the distance to Dawson.
A Short Stay.
Madrid, May 23. It is asserted that
Admiral Cervera's squadron hag left
Santiago de Cuba.
Bossla's Envy Is Aroused.
St. Petersburg, May 23. The publio
press are evincing great interest in the
future of the Philippines. Much hos
tility is manifested towards any scheme
by which the United States, Great
Britain and Germany, individually or
jointly, are to have possession of the
islands, and tome of the newspapers
urge' the Russian government to en
deavor to obtain from Spain a leaie of
some of the Philippine islands in order
that they may serve as a Russian bass
in the Pacific.
A DOOMED TOWN
Insurgent Troops Sur
- tte Cuba:'
DEFENSES WERE BOMBARDED
Purpose Was to Cut the Cable, as Such
Action Would Isolate Blanco From
the Outside World Spaniards Erect
New Earthworks by the Harbor.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 21. Refu
gees who arrived here today from San
tiago de Cuba on board the Bteamer
Adula say the ' insurgent district com
manders i. Eastern Cuba are moving
nearer and nearer to Santiago de Cuba.
It appears that Brigadier-General
Mendez, by order :"'o General Calixto
Garcia, has been moving the insurgent
forces" to' the' neighborhood of Cairn
ero, onrre'sotith coast, and Brigadier-..
General' Castilla, of the insurgent
army,., has shifted his command to
Within 2b miles of Santiago de Cuba.
Smallest. insurgent bands engage in
nightly raids on the garrisoned t towns,
.to within about six miles of the. city of
Santiago de Cuba. Tbey retire with
out pursuit after their forays.'-'
The concerted design is to cut off the
meat, vegetable and fruit supply of the
city. Meantime the prices ol provi
sions at Santiago are even less than
they were throe weeks ago, during the
first panic, following the outbreak of
hostilities between Spain and the
United States, and tlie expectation of
being blockaded. Small oargoes of
flour, groceries and canned goods have
been received by . schooners from Ja
maica atid Havti, und'-he markets of
Santiago de Cuba are full of fish.
Senor Enrique Capri les, governor of
Santiago de Cuba, in an interview in
La Bandera , Espanola of May 18, is
quoted as saying:
Spam has- 800,000 regular troops
and volunteers in Cuba, .those of us
who are from Spain are acclimated and
we are entrenched. Therefore, one of
na IB equal to 'two invaders: yes, to
three Invaders. We hear America pro
poses to ansail us with 15,000 men,
some reports say 150,000. We invite
four times that number to enrich our
fields with their carcasses. The
greater tlie number, the greater the
glory. Let ns keep our hearts elevated
by patriotism and thoughts ol our
wrongs. Our flag has been . called the
'golden and bloody flag of Spain.' in
onr hands may it indeed win . tne
The feeling against Americans in
Santiago de Cuds is most bitter. The
Spaniards threaten to confiscate the
plantations owned by Americans.
OFF SANTIAGO HARBOR.
American Warships Drew the Fire From
the Shore Batteries.
Kingston. Jamaica, May '21'. Two
American warships, whose names were
not discern ible from the shore, ap
peared off Santiago de Cuba yesterday
while the steamer Adula, which has
arrived here from that port, was in
the harbor. They approaohed and
drew the fire from the batteries at the
harbor forts. It is not known whether
the warships replied to the fire. The
firing continued from noon to 1 o'clock.
Captain Walker;1 of the Adula, who
was coming . oui, -cuniu nui bctj uuy
marks of Monro castle, and inferred
that the American ships drew the fire
of the batteries to learn the range.
There was mnch esoitement in the
city. The regulars and volunteers
were called and new earthwork batter
ies were erected on each side of the
harbor entrance. r
The number and caliber of .the guns
are unknown, but it is known that
there are 21 torpedoes in the'channel
electrically connected with the' shore.
The cruiBer Merceders, whose boilers
are disabled, has been anchored bo she
can rake the channel for 800 yards.
The merchant ship Mexico, of Barce
lona, mounting four small, quick-firing
guns, is in the harbor. Several coast
ing steamers and schooners 'are at the
Chicago, May 21. A special to the
Daily . News from Washington says:
Although nothing offioial is given out
at the navy1 department, the opinion is
cautiously expressed that the reported
bombardment of Santiago de Cuba is
probably true. . A large number of
American vessels are there, and one of
the special missions to which they
have been assinged is cutting the ca
bles at that port. There are three ca
bles at Satiago de Cuba, two running
to Jamaica and one to Hayti. They are
British property, but they either have
been or will be cut to prevent Blanco
from communicating with Madrid or
any port or other outside point. The
outlook for a naval battle within 24
hours is considered promising.
Washington, May 21. The absenoe
of official news of any character from
the fleets at the navy department today
gave the widest field to speculation,
and all sorts of stories were afloat as to
the whereabouts of vessels and the im
tninence of any engagement. The re
port that came from Madrid of the
bombardment of Santiago de Cuba was
received with some credence, inasmuch
as it seemed to show that General
Greely, the chief signal officer, has
tent in motion the machinery of the
navy to carry out his declared purpose
al cutting the cables that afford the
last connection between Havana an i
the outside world, and thus isolate
IN A CUBAN PORT.
The Spanish Fleet Has Beached Santi-
' ago Safely.
Madrid, May 21. The Spanish
squadron has arrived at Santiago do
Cuba without accident.
Madrid, May 21. A direct message
from Santiago de Cuba confirms the
arrival of the Spanish squadron.
Madrid, May 21. The Spanish floet
on arriving at Santiago de Cuba, found
there two American warships, which
retired with all speed. Tlie queen re
gent has cabled congratulations to Ad
New York, May 21. A World die
patch from Kingston, Jamaica, says:
A telegram from Port Morant, dated at
4 o'clock, May 18, states that the light
house keeper at Morunt point, on tlie
extreme end of Jamaica, reports that
a number of warships were passing.
They were going northward at . a tre
mendous rate of speed, beading in -the
direction of Santiago de Cuba. Their
uationalitv was not ascertained.
GREAT SPANISH LOSS.
Tbrae Hundred Killed and Many
Wounded at Cienfuegos.
Key West. May 21. The Spanish
roes during tlie engagement at Cienfue-
gosls how known to have been tnuon
heavier than at first reported. Three
hundred Spaniards were killed and sev
eral hundred wounded. Great damage
was done alons the coast. Soon after
the engagement the United States crui
ser Marblebead picked up several Cu
bans in an open boat some miles down
the coast, including Oolonel Ortiz,
Lieutenant Olivaree, and three privates
from an insurgent camp near Cienfne-
bos. iney reported uiai uie tspaniBu
losses and the damage wrought by the
shells were great. The hospitals at
Cienfueeos. thev ear. were full of
wounded men, and fear prevailed
everywhere that the American war
ships would return to complete the
work of destruction. During tlie en
gagement, tlie Marblohead threw 450
vital shells into the Spanish lorces, and
700 shots from her secondary battery
The gunboat Nashville threw as many
more shells, and 1.300 shots from bar
Fifteen hundred Spaniards were sta
tioned in an improvised fortress on
neck of land, and npon this the ships
concentrated their fire, and k was here
that the most terrible destruction was
wrought. During the heavy fire of
shells and just after tlie lighthouse
was blown up, five Spaniards, who
were running together in an attempt to
escape, were picked off by a shell fiorn
the Marblehead, the gunner being or
dered to fire upon them by Ensign
Prott. They were torn to pieces
To Go to Manila.
Washington, May 21. The regular
troops which are to accompany the ex
pedition to the Philippines were de
termined upon at uie war department
today, and orders for them to proceed
promptly to the coast will
These, with the volunteers
fornia, Colorado, Kansas,
Nebraska, Oregon, Utah,
North and South Dakota
will make up the total of
the men to
be taken the troops who are to
sent to reinforce Admiral Dewey and
enable him to take and bold the city of
Adjutant-General Corbin today sent
orders to the Tenth and Twenty-third
nfantry at New Orleans to proceed at
once to San Francisco. They will re
port to the commanding general at that
point and will embark for . the Philip
pines as soon as supplies and transpor
tation can be furnished.
A Saluting Cannon Burst.
Baker City, Or., May 21. A 800-
pound cannon burst at 6 o'clock this
evening near the O. B. & N. station,
where 2,000 people were massed to
greet the 800 Idaho volunteers who are
en route to' Portland. Just ae the first
section of the train drew in, a salute
was fired, and the cannon burst, burl
ing metal into the crowd, striking six
people. Curtis Spencer, 8 years old,
son of C. C. Spencer, was hit on the head
and his skull fractured. He will prob
ably die.' '
Chicago, May 21. The following
message was sent today: '
To President McKinley, Washing
ton: I have the honor to offer you a
full regiment of trained Canadian
American soldiers. The majority have
been under fire. We desw-e service
with Merritt '
"GEORGE A. BAYNE,
Most of the men in the regiment, as
well as Colonel Bayne, have been con
nected with, the British army, either
as regulars or in military servioe in
Canada, In addition to the regiment,
the colonel has about 200 on the enlist
ment rolls, and if the regiment is ac
cepted and another one is desired, he
will, ho says, be able to fill the second
regiment on short notioe.
German tiunners on Spanish Ships.
Chicago, May 21. A special to the
Journal from Washington says: Infor
mation has reached the state depart
ment that German gunners have been
assigned to the Spanish fleet fitting out
at Cadiz. The German ambassador
will neither affirm nor deny the report.
The state department will interrogate
Slides en Valdes Glacier.
Seattle, May 21. Passengers on the
steamer Morgan City, which arrived
here from Copper river, Alaska, today,
report that two large snowslides oconr-
red on Valdes glacier April 80 and May
1. in" which about 100 people were
cauaht. Only three persons were
killed. They were: Joseph Forner,
of Chicago; U. Antwerp, of Minneapo
lis; A. Johnson, of Eureka, Cal. A
report was current that four more were
missing, but it could not be confirmed.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Trade Conditions In the Leading Cities'
of the World.
Reported by Downing, Hopkins & Co., Inc.,
Board ol Trade Brokers, 711 to 714 Chamber or
Commerce bulldiug, Portland, Oregon.
Not in the memory of the oldest
wheat trader has there been a time
when the wheat markets the world over
exhibited as much activity and irregu
larity as chracterized them the last
eek. The buying furore that started
the previous week was continue!
with increased force. Sensational ad
vances were reported everywhere on
Monday and Tuesday. May in Chicago)
touched $1.85; in New York it was
$1.01; in Duluth $1.80; in Minneap
olis $1.60; in Toledo $1.65; in Liver
pool $1.64, and in Paris $1.64. May
at one time was $1 over last year, and
another $1.15. These were the
igheet prices, with one exception,
sinoe August, 1860, and that was the
September corner run by B, P. Hutch
inson, in 1888, when the price was put
to $2. In 1877 lt advanoed to $1.76.
Short sellers suffered terrific losses, andV
the tension became extreme. The bulge
oulminated Tuesday, and prices de
clined irregularly, Chicago Bhowing a
oss of 55c, New York 47a, Duluth 40c,
Minneapolis 20c, Toleda,88c, and Liv
erpool 8o. The ady.jiceaas been of
material benefit toi iarpierij and millers
having wheat to selLf ""They took ad
vantage of i.t, both here and in Europe,
and the wheat was rushed to market.
'as thete 'has seldom been a chance to
sell it for Buch' 'prices for more than a
day or two At a time, a Arrivals at pri
mary points were 4,228,322- busneis or
more' than double last yea?s. English
farmers' deliveries were 84,400 quar
ters, an inorease of 84,000 quarters for
the week, with an advance of 3s per
quarter, the price being 45s, lid, the
highest in over 16 years.
Leiter sold over 1,000,000 bushels
last week, and in five weeks has dis
posed of about 10,000,000 . bushels.
How much more he owns no one bub
himself knows. His interests in Ma
have been largely reduced, but he is bo
largely spread out in othor markets,
the wheat being held there in some in
stances on joint acoount, that no relia
ble figures can be made as to his posi
tion. His interest, however, Is the)
lightest in a year.
Potatoes Yakimas, $11 12 per ton;
natives, $8 10; sweets, 2c per pound;
box of 60 pounds, $1.75.
Butter Fancy native creamery.
brick, 21c; ranch, 10 13c; dairy.
1416c; Iowa fancy creamery, 20c.
Cheese Native Washington, 11
12c; Eastern cheese, 12c
Eggs Fresh ranch, 15o; California
Meats Choice dressed beef steers,
8cj cows, 77)tfc; mutton, 8c; pork,.
7 He; veal, small, 8a
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 14c; dressed, 10c; turkeys,1
livPj 14o; dressed, 1718o.
" Fresh Fish Halibut, 8 7c; steel
heads, 70 8o; salmon trout, D10c;
floupders and sole, 84o; torn cod, 4c;
ling cod, 4 60; rock cod, 5c; smelt, 8
6c herrjpg,40. - V"
Olympia oysters, per sack, $3 8.26.
Corn Whole, $25; cracked, per ton,
$25; feed meal, $25 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$26; whole, $25. t
Flour Patents, per barrel, $5.36
5.50; straights, $5.00; California
brands, $6.25; Dakota brands, $5.00
$5.75; buokwheat flour, $0.50.
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $17; shorts,
per ton, $18.
Feed Chopped feed, $2122 per
ton; middlings, per ton, $18 19; oil
cake meal, per ton, $35.
flay Puget Bound, new, per ton,
$10 18; Eastern Washington timothy,
$17; alfalfa, $11; straw, $7.
Oats Choice, per ton, $28 80.
Wheat Feed wheat, per ton, $26.
Wheat Walla Walla, 8788c; Val
ley and Bloesterj, DOo per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $5.00; graham,
$4,86; superfitts; $2.75 per barret
' Oats Choice white, 42 43c; choic
gray',' R040o per bushel. .
I aley Feed barley, $23t brewing,
$24 pur ton.
.Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $25; shorts, $19.
Hay Timothy, $12 13; clover. $11
12; Oregon wild hay, $9 10 per ton-
Eggs Oregon, 1212oper dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery ; 82 85o;
fair to good, 2580o; dairy, 25 80a
Cheese Oregon . full cream, 110;
Young America, 120.
t Poultry Chickens, mixed, f J.50 per
dozen; hens, $4.00; springs, $2.004;
geese, $0.006.60; ducks, young. $4
5.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 11x3120.
Potatoes Oregon UtirbanKS, 4Uouo
per sack; sweets, $1.75 2 per cental.
OnioDS Oregon, $2.253.C0 per
Hops 8 12)o per pound for new
orop; 1896 crop, 4 60.
Wool Valley, 1415o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 8 12c; mohair,
25c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wether
ami ewes, 8 30; dressed mutton, 7c;
spring lambs, 9c per lb.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.75;
light and feeders, $3.004.00; dressed,
$5.606.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.50
4.00; cows, $2.508.25; dressed beef,
6 7c per pound.
Veal Large, 5c; small, 00 per
San Francisco Market.
Wool Southern coast luinbs, 78c;
San Joaquin, 78o; Northern, ll12o
Millstuffs Middlings, $21.60 23;
California bran, $18.60 19.50 per ton.
' Onions Sew, 40 60c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamory, 20c; do
seconds, 19c; fancy dairy, 19c; good
to choice, 1619c per pound.
. . Potatoes Early Kose, 40 50c. , '