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The -week opened -with the Tvorst -wheat mar
ket of the year, but, aside irom this unpleas
ant feature, there was fully as good a trade as
usual on Monday. Bad -weather has not served
to stop the flow of produce, and receipts were
Quite fcurge for the first flay of the week. The
nxatn ikcVnt n vet has felt no bad effects
from the unusually heavy shipments which ,
went to California on the last two steamers.
TP.o-erff nTvtimiB -uKatfc and sales were reported as
low as 17c but the most of them brought 18c j
and 10c A few Eastern still on the market
ore offering at any old price. Poultry is steady, J
with no special demand lor anything except
ducks. The approachmg Chinese New Tear
has created a. demand for these birds, and fine
large stock will bring as high as 8 to $10 per
dozen. Two carloads of bananas came In jes
terday, arriving a trifle ripe, except for im
Grain, Flour, Etc
The wheat markets were off In all directions
yesterday, cargoes, futures and spot wheat
everywhere showing a decline. In the local
market there -Kaa less disposition to buy than
ever, and most of the bujers announced them
selves as strictly out of the market. Others
auoted 50c. and as high as 51c v, as heard, but
very little wheal is wanted at these figures,
and it is perhaps needless to mention that very
little Is offering. Valley is lifeless, and, with
such a lack of demand, it is difficult to make
a floatation of value. Nominally it is about 50
S51c with bluestem 5253c
TTha Walla "Walla, 5051c; Valley,
Blc, bluestem, 5253c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $2 fc3 per barrel; gra
ham. ?2 50: superfine. $2 15.
Oata-Whlte, 3435c; gray, 3334c; stained.
29&30C per bushel.
Barlej Feed, $1S16; brewing. $18 IS 50
Mlllstuffs Bran. $17 per ton; middlings, $-2;
shorts, $18; chop, $16.
Hay Steady; timothy, $0 5011; clover. $.0
&, Oregon wild hay, $07 per ton.
Butter, E&gK, Poultry, Etc.
Butter Fancy creamery, 5055c; seconds. 42
45c; dairy. 30S7c; store, 2227c per roll.
Dggs-Veak; lS10c per dozen for Oregon.
PoUltry-Chlckens. mixed. $2 504; hens. $4
&i 50, ducks, ?60; Beees. $7S50 per dozen;
turkey live. ISfcc: dressed. 1517c J .
Game-Mallard ducks. $3; widgeon, $1 oOSZ.
teal, $11 25 per dozen.
Cheese-Full cream, twins, 12V13c; Toting
America, 14c per pound.
Ve&etublea, Fruit, Etc.
TTecetablee Parsnips, $1; carrots. $1: turnips,
00c; onions. $11 30 per cental; cabbage. IJfcc
per pound; potatoes. 55S5p per cental; sweet
potatoes, 2CT2V4C per pound.
Fruit Lemons. $33 50; oranges, $2 j3
per box for navels. $2 for seedlings; tangerines.
O0c$l; Japanese oranges. G5c$l 25 per box;
pineapples, $4 506 per dozen: bananas, $2 B0
3 per bunch; Persian dates. 7Sc per pound;
apples. $11 50; pears, 75c$l 25 per box;
cranberries. $6 507 per barrel for Ilwaco,
$7 759 for Eastern.
Dried fruit Apples, evaporated, 7 8c per
pound; sun-dried, sacks or boxes. 45c; Pears,
sun and evaporated. 55c; plums, pltless. 43
GV. prunes, Italian. 35Hc; silver, extra
choice, 56c; figs, Smyrna. 22c; California
black, 50c; do white. 10c per pound.
Groceries, Kuts, Etc
Coffee Mocha, 25c; Java, fancy. 28 29c:
Cood, 2225c; Costa Pica, fancy. 15c; good. 150
17c Salvador, fancy, lG018c; .good. 12310a per
$12 25; Tdon, $12 25 per case.
Sugar Cube. $5 60; crushed, $5 GO; pow
dered, $5 72; dry granulated, $5 10; extra C,
$4 60: golden C, $4 47 net; half barrels, c
more than barrels; .maple sugar, 1510c per
Salmon Columbia river. 1-pound tails, $10
1 60; 2 -pound tails, $22 50; fancy. 1-pound
flats, $1 C5l 75; --pound fancy flats. S5SS5c;
Alaska. 1-pound talis. $1 201 30; 2-pound tails.
$10082 25. - '
Oraln bags Calcutta, $77 10 per 100.
Beans-Small white. -3 bayou, 4c; Lima, 6a
jJute Peanuts, 07c per pound for raw, 10s
tor roasted; cocoanuts. 0c per dozen; walnuts,
!213c per pound; pine nuts. 15c; hickory
nuts, 7c: chestnuts. 15c: Brazil, lie: filberts. 15c:
fancy pecans, 1214c; almonds, 1517c per
Coal oil Cases, 21c per gallon; barrels, 17c;
Rice Island. Ctfc: Japan. 5c; New Orleans,
4fc5c; iancy head, $77 50 per sack.
Meat and Provisions.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers and ewes.
Bc; dressed mutton. 67c per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy. $5; light, $4 50;
dressed, 5(g'6c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3 S04; cows, $3
S 50; dressed beef, 6714c per pound.
Veal Large, 67c; small, 8Sc pet
Provisions Portland pack (Shield brand):
Hams, smoked, are quoted at 12c per pound;
picnic hams. Sc per pound: breakfast bacon,
lSc; bacon, Sc; backs, 8c; dry salt sides.
7c; dried beef. 20c; smoked sides, Sc per
pound; lard, C-pound palls. Sc: 10s. Sc; 50s,
7c; tierces, T'&c per pound. Eastern pack
Hammond's): Hams, large, 12c; medium, 13c;
.email. 13c: -Dlcnlc hams. 9c; shoulders, OVic;
breakfast bacon. 12e; dry salt sides, S4Hic;
bacon sides, 910c; backs, 95ic; butts, 8c; lard,
pure leaf, kettle rendered, 5s. 10c; 10s, 10c
Hops, AVool, Hides, Etc.
Hops 710c;1898 crop. 5(20c per pound.
-Wool Valley, 1213c for coarse, 1518c for
best; Eastern Oregon. S14c; mohair, 27S0c
Sheepskins Shearlings, 1520c; short-wool. 25
S5c; medium-wool, 3050c; long-wool, 00c?l
Pelts Bear skins, each, as to size, $515;
cubs, each, $15; badger, each, 1040c; wild
cat, 2540c; housecat, 5 10c; fox. common
gray, 40G0c, do red, $1 251 75; do cross, $2 50
B; lynx, $150250: mink, 30c?l 25; marten,
dark Northern. $4S; do pale, pine, $1 253;
tnuskrat, S12c; skunk, 2540c; otter (land), $4
Q0; panther, with head and claws perfect, $10
8; raccoon, 2550c; wolf, mountain, with head
perfect, $3500: -wolverine, $2 505; beaver,
per skin, large, $67; do medium, per skin. $4
5; do small, per skin, $12; do kits, per skin,
Tallow 55c; No. 2 and grease, 34c per
Hides Dry hides. No. 1, 16 pounds and up
ward, 1515c; dry kip. No. 1, 5 to 16 pounds,
15c per pound; dry calf. No. 1. under 5 pounds,
1516c; dry salted, one-third less than dry
flint; salted hides, sound steers, 60 pounds and
over, 8Mt0c; do 50 to 60 pounds. SSc; do
under 50 pounds and cows. 7Sc; kip, 13 to 30
pounds, 7Sc; do veal, 10 to 14 pound3, 7c;
An calf, under 10 pounds, 7c; green (unaaited),
1c per pound less; culls (bulls, stags, moth
eaten, bady cut. scored hair slipped, weather
beaten or grubby), one-third less.
XEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Except where a stock
was under Influence of particular causes, the
market today was almost at a standstill. No
outside interest was manifested, and operations
were entirely la the nature of professional and
room, traders. Individual causes which, affected
Bpecial stocks were for the most part depress
ing ones, and the ej-mpahy with the general
xaarket was toward lower prices. The most
conspicuous, movement in the day was in Met
ropolitan Street Baiiway, which was affected
by the published discussion of the condition of
a, prominent trust company. This publication
served to explain last week's depression in Met
ropolitan and a group of Industrials, and
ecrved also to renew it. Metropolitan. Brooklyn
Transit and the tobacco stocks were all af
fected. Metropolitan fell an extreme 6.
.Ajmoimeement of the bidders for the New
York Bapdd Transit tu:mel contract rallied the
stock slightly aboe last night's level on the
belief that Metropolitan interests were con
cerned in the bidding. An example of the kind
of motives that Influenced trading was assigned
for the buying- of Sugar. One of the large sell
ing orders came from brokerage houses which
handle money loans for the American Sugar
defining Company. The traders argued that
open selling by insiders Indicated a desire to
induce aelWng by others, upon which conclusion
they bought Sugar. London seemed to take a
cheerful view of the military developments in
South Africa, but it had very little effect In
this market. Heporis of a strike depressed
American Steel & Wire and some other metal
stocks by sympathy.
The money market continued to work easier
under the Influence of continued gains from the
Interior and from the subtreasury. Time money
was readily obtained at 5 per cent on call. The
Increase in the supply of loanable funds seems
to offer no incitement tb the speculation. Xast
week's soles were 2,CS1,075 shares. In the cor
responding week of 4ost. year there were sold
5.037.050 shares. Last week's sales of railroad
bonds were of a par value of $S.5C3,000. In the
corresponding week of last year they were $32,
343,000. But, as It is aptly observed, easy
money docs not necessarily mean easy borrow
ing. Money lenders and capitalists, as well as
speculators, suffered from the collapse In values
In the December smash, and there are many
securities upon which no loans can be negoti
ated. There were some heavy individual transac
tions in bonds, and the market was firm, but
there were sufficient declines to give It an Ir
regular appearance. Total sales, $1,615,000.
United States 5s. registered, and 4s, registered,
advanced per cent, and 4s, coupon, and 3s.
coupon, advanoed per cent in the bid price.
TJ. a 2s. reg 102Gen- Etectric Cft..ll7
do 3s. reg .10tk N. Y. Central lsts-100
do 3s. coupon. ..HOttlNorth. Pacific lets.110
do new 4s, reg..133i do 3s
do new 4s, coup.l33Vi do 4s ..... ;!
do old 4s, reg...ll4Oregon Nav. lsts...llo
do old 4s. coup.. 114, do 4s .......... ..101
do 5s. res. 112 Oregon S. L. 6a...l20
do 6s. coupon. ...113V4 do ""V,.0?; V o1
Dlst. of CoL 3-65s.H0 Rl, Gr. ,Yest. lsts. 05
Atchison, adj. 4s.. 79 St. Paul co01,3-"!?
C. & N. W. con. 7sl38 (St. P. C. & P. "fg
do S. F. deb. 5s.ll8V4i do 5s "Hi
D. & R. G. Ists...l02ty Union Kicinc s.... wg?
do 4s 07iWls. Central lsts.. 89
Ex interest. Ottered.
The total sales of stocks today were 340,500
shares. The closing quotations -were:
Atchison lOVilUnlon Pacific ....
dopref 50 do pref
Bait. & Ohio 58 Wabash
Can. Pacific 82&L Vwr
Can. Southern ... 49 Wheel. & Lake E
Chcs. & Ohio 29 do za. prei.
Chi. "Great West 12Vij Wisconsin Central, 17
Chi.. Ind. & L.... 15 i EXPRESS CO.'S.
An rryaf 4 1 M . .A.U2UI13 ........
Chi. & East ui... ea
Chicago & N. W..159
United States .... 45
Amer. Cotton Oil.. 32
do pref 02
Amer. Malting .... 6
do pref 23
Aruer. Smelt. & R. 3
ao pref 87
Aiwr. SDlrits 2
C R. L & Pac...l0594
a. c, cAsti 00
Colo. Southern ... 5Vi!
do 1st nref 42111
do 2d pref 14
Del. & Hudson... .11134
Del.. Lack. & W..175
Denver & Rio Gr. 17
Co nref ...... US
do pref lj
Amer. Steel Hoop. 41
A nrpf ..... 81
da 1st prer 3a i
Great North, pref. 167 t
Hocking coal .
14 Amer, Steel & W. 30
31V, do pref o"Vt
tui,w! rntrai ...lllWAmer. Tin Plate.. 2S
Iowa Central .... 11 do pref 81
An ror i JR IAttmt. Tobacco ... Oo-
Kan. a. P. & G.. 8i do prei .-..""
Laive Erie & W... 22yt Anaconda Miiv. Co. 39
do pref , 83 (Brooklyn R. T.... 67
Lake. Shore , 104 Colo. Fuel & Iron,. 92
Louis. & Nash... 70Cont. Tobacco .... 31
Manhattan El ... 02 I ao prei
Mwt- Rf Ttv 1M P-Aderal Steel 50
Mexican Central.. 10 do pref .......
Minn. & St. Louis 58General Electric
dopref 90 iGluoose Sugar ..
Missouri Pacific .. 39i do pref
Mobile & Ohio.... 39'ln-t. Paper
M.. K.&T 9t to pref ...
dopref 32 iLa Clede Gaa...
New Jersey Cent..ll5 tNatlonol Biscuit
-N-'nr Vrirlr r,Ant...1M.'ii. do UPef
Norfolk & West.. 23 National Lead
Kr-fLm TjJriflnV. RlilNa-tlonal Steel 41
dopref 73j do pref ...'.. "-
Ontario & West... il N. Y. Air .Brake...l34
O. R. & N 42 -North American ..14
dopref 70 Pacific Coast '00
Pennsylvania 129 do 1st pref k-
Readlng S-rLdo,a fifn 43V.
An lot rrr 4nTtiPaclflc Mail ...... 47
People's Gas 10 J
Pressed Steel Car.. 58
.do -pref -5
Pullman Pal. Car. 187
Stand, Rope & Tw. 0U
go aa prer -u
Riq Gr. Western.. 39
do nrei o"
St. Louis & S. Fr. 9
rin lsfc nref...... l3
do 2d pref 32
St, Louis & S. W. 10
iOVJB a a. . jv i u "- ;-;"v" bos
do prei ".
do pref 24)i,Tenn. uhis ""
St Paul Ji?ilU S- T"" 742
-dopref 170 dopref.-;. '
St. PoS & Omahall2 u. S. Leather. 40
Southern Pacific .. 37yLd off-'--' ,
Southern Railway. 11 Western Union ... bb
do pref 53 RepubUc Iron: & S. 19
Texas & Paciflo... 15 do pref .........
DISCOUNT RATES LOWER.
mnanKini Trouljletf In Europe
NEW TORK. Jan. 15. The Tunes' London
flnancdal correspondent cables:
The collapse in money rates was unexpected.
The upholders of rates were not merely de
feated; they were routed, and, whereas a weeK
ago the leadine discount houses scoffed at the
idea of buying bills under 4 per cent, they
were glad to take less than 4 per cent by the
middle of the week just closed. Loans were still
cheaper, call money falling to 2 and 2 per
cent and time money to 3 per cent or less.
Met by such weakness, the directors of the
Bank of England had no choice but to reduce
their rate to5 per cent, and one really now be
gins to doubt the wisdom of their naving a,u
atalned from taking this course a week before.
For no sooner had the bank thus acted than the
Bank of France followed suit, bringing down
its rate to 4 per cent, and the Bank of Ger
many also eased the tension by going back -to
0 per cent. These movements proved that it
was the dread of the Bank of England's power
that all along kept Continental rates as stiff as
We have surmounted our troubles without
collapse of the controllers of credit, and, hav
ing ereater confidence through this happy cir
cumstance, there is a general disposition to
take a more cheerful view of the future and let
optimism hae full swing. Coming to actual
figures, however, the position, so far as the
Bank of England is concerned, seems little bet
ter than it was before the bank rate was nusea
to 6 per cent. True, the stock of gold Is about
4.000,000 better than the worst seen during
the period of tension, and the reserve Is 4,500,
000 greater, but the bank possesses only about
2,250,000 more gold than it had when the rate
was raised at the end of November, and the
banking reserve is barely 2,500,000 up. This
improvement is certainly not sufficient to shield
the market from the recurrence of sharp pinches
during the current six months.
This decline In rates that has now come upon
us le the product of a little fresh credit put
on the market by government borrowing and. a
little gold received. These helps and the reduc
tion in public' requirements, brought about by
higher rates at the end of the year, cause
credit to seem in excessive supply, whereas the
margin between what is wanted and what there
is on offer is not more than a million or two.
It is noticeable that directly toe strain Is lifted
off our market the government of India steps
in again with its gold-storing nostrum, and
has this week bought up 500.000 to be put
aside against its notes issued in India. The
metal cannot be spared, and ought not to have
been taken since It does India not the slightest
Foreign. Financial Neves.
NEW TORK, Jan. 15. The Commercial Ad
vertiser's London financial cablegram sajs:
The news from the Transvaal this morning
caused a cheerful opening, bear covering and
some timid buying. However, in the absence of
important developments, business remained
slack. Consols recovered to par. London
bought Americans on a small scale, but New
York sales, accompanied by rumors of a trust
company failure, caused a weak close. The
bank bought 744.000 gold In eagles, and lest
50,000 to the Indian currency commission.
Money was a drug, calls being down to 1 per A
cent during part of the day. It is announced
that S7 members of the exchange and 82 clerks
have engaged for active service in the war.
Money, Exchange, Etc. .
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. Sterling on Lon
don 00 dUje, $4 84: do sight. $t 88.
Mexican dollars 48Q48c
Drafts Sight, 12c; do telegraphic, 15c
NEW TORK, Jan. 15. Money On call:
Steady at 35 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper 56 per cent.
Sterling exchange Firm, with actual business
in bankers' bills at $4 SG for demand and at
$4 S34 S4 for GO days; posted rates, $4 82
and $4 S7&4 SS; commercial bills, $4 82.
Silver certificates 5859c
Mexican dollars 47c
Bonds Government, strong-; state, inactive;
LONDON, Jan, 15. Consols 99.
London Stock Market.
LONDON, Jan. 15. Canadian Pacific 93;
Union Pacific preferred, 76; Northern Paciflo
'preferred, 75; Atchison, 20U: Grand Trunk,
0'i: Anaconda, 8.
THE GRAIN MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. Wheat, Strong.
Barley and oats, dull.
Soot quotations were:
Wheat-No. 1 shlpplrg, l)5c; choice, 96cr
milling. 96097c. ,
Barley-Feed, 6771c; brewing, 8287c
Oats Gray, Oregon. $1 071 12; milling,
$1 171 17; red. $1 121 20.
Call board sales: "
Wheat-Strong; May, $1 00 per cental; De
cember, $1 04-; caeh, D6e.
Corn Large jellow. $l(rri:"10. 4
Chicago Grain, Produce, Etc.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13. Liquidation ruled in the
wheat pit throughout a session which brought
nothing but gloom for such bull hopes as may
have survived recent reverses. There was not
much demand for "puts." Throughout there
was selling of long wheat and of lesser lines,
not large In volume, but too heavy for the mar
ket. The tone was very heavy. The early news
showed a decline at Liverpool, an Increase in
world's shipments and ln the amount on pass
age. May wheat, thus Influenced, opened o
under Saturday, at 0768c This was the
high point for the day. The close was "at the
bottom. May lc under Saturday, at 66-ic. Re
ceipts were large and clearances good.
Sympathy with wheat, combined with heavy
receipts, resulted in a heavy loss in corn. May
closed c down, at 33Vc
In the oat market the ieellng was easier, the
volume of business small and the demand scat
tered. May closed c lower.
The provision market, after exhibiting some
tendency to weakness, turned strong, and closed
Arm at an advance. The demand was goodi
Late In the session an Influential concern pur
chased 150,000 tierces of lard. On the strength
of hls the whole list went up. May pork dosed
710c over Saturday, May lard 7c up and
May ribs 25c up.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Opening. Highest. Lowest.
January $0 63 $0 63 $0 63
May 07 67 66
July ..... 07 67 67
May . . .
January ......1075 1090
Mar -.1105 1117
January '' ;
-Milv .: 585 590 580
Cash quotations vrere as follows: -
Wheat No. S spring. 6203c; No. 2 red. 68c,
Com No. 2. 31c
Oat-No. 2. 23c; No. 2 white, 2525c; No,
3 white. 25c.
Rye No. 2. 54c.
.Barley No. 2, 3843c.
Flaxseed No. 1, $1 50. "
Timothy seed Prime, $2 502 55.
Mess pork-fO 6510 00 per ovrU '
Lard $5 920 05 per cwt.
Short ribs Sides, loose, $5 075 92.
ShotUdero Dry salted, boxed, $5 505 C2.
Short clear sides Boxed $5 855 90.
Butter Firm; creamery, 1525c; dairy, 19
Cheese Firm, 1212c.
Effgs Fresh, 17c.
Flour, barrelB iV'ViVix
Wheat, bushels -5VxX
Corn, bushels 309.000
Oats, bushels 307,000
Rye, bushels 8,000
Barley, bushels (0,000
vNew Yorlc Grain, Produce, Etc.
NEW TORK, Jon. 15. Flour Receipts, 10,
105 barrels; exports, 20,150. Market weak; Min
nesota patents, $3 754; winter straights,. $3 35
Wheat Receipts. 77,600 bushels; exports, 14,
900 bushels. Spot, steady; No. 2 red, 74?ic f. o.
b. afloat. Options opened weak under bearish
cables; final prices were weak at c-net de
cline; March closed at 74c; May closed, at 73c;
July closed at 73c 1
European Grain Markets.
LONDON. Jan. 15. Wheat English country
markets, quiet and strong.
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 15. Wheat No. 1 red
Western winter, dull at Cs 9d; No. 1 Northern
spring, dull, 5s lld. Futures, dull; March,
5s 8d; May, 5a 8d.
Corn Futures, quiet; January, 3a 5d; Feb
ruary, 3s 5d; March, 3s 5d.
Visible Grain Supply.
NEW YORK, Jasi. 15. The statement of the
visible supply of grain, in esore and afloat Sat
urday, January 13, as compiled by the New-
York Produce Exchange, is as iouows.
Wheat ....... 56,532,000
Com .." 7r... l8S4,000 271,000
Oats .1... 5,043,000
Barley "....'.-'. 2,032.000 ....
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. Wool Spring
Nevada. 1215c per pound; Eastern Oregon. 12
16c; Oregon, valley. 2022c. Fall-Northern
mountain. 1012c; mountain, 810c; plains, 8
10c- Humboldt and Mendocino, 1516c
Hops-1809 crop, lli2c per pound.
Mlllstuffs Middlings, $1619; bran, $1314
per ton. . . .
HayWheat, $0 600 60 per ton; wheat and
oat. $0 509; barley. $57; alfalfa. ?07 50;
clover. $78 per ton; straw, 3045c per bale.
PotatoeV-Early Rose. S590c; river Burbanks,
6090c; Salinas Burbanks. $1 1 25; Oregon
Uurbanks. 85c$l 20 per sack; sweets, $1 50
1 CO per cental.
Onions Yellow. 75S5c per sack.
Citrus fruit Mexican limes, $45; common
California lemons. 75c$l 50; choice. $1 75U
Tropical fruit Bananas, $160 2 50 per
bunch; pineapples, nominal.
Butter Fancy creamery, 25o; do seconds, ii
24c- fancy dairy. 2122c; do. seconds. 1820c;
pickled, 2224c; firkin, Sl22c per pound.
CneeaeNew. ll12c; Eastern. 1617c pet
pound; Young America. 1213c; Western. 1314i
Eggs Store, 20 22c; Eastern, cold storage,
1618c; ranch. 2728c per -dozen.
Receipts Flour, quarter sacks. 44,111; do Or
egon, 12,409; wheat, centals, 1300; barley, cen
tals. 4000; oats, centals. 500; "beans, sacks, 14,
184; corn, centals, 590; potatoes, sacks, 23,151;
bran, sacks, 4735; middlings, sacks, 1275; bay,
tons, 616; wool, bales, 179; nmes, n.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. Cattle-Good to choice
fat steers strong, medium to Inferior grades
slow to 1015c lower than Friday. Texans act
ive at 10c decline; good to choice, $5 406 40;
poor to medium, $4 355 25; mixed Btockers,
$33 75; selected feeders, $4 25 1 75; good to
choice cows, $3 604 75; heifers. $3 504 80;
canners. ?2 753; bulls. $2 604 60 calves.
$4 505 70; fed Texas beeves, $4 105 25.
Hogs Market active. 5c higher than Satur
day's closing; fair clearance; mixed and butch
era', $4 004 75; good to choice heavy, $4 65
4 75; rough heavy, $4 504 60; lights, $4 45
4 67; bulk of sales, $4 604 70.
Sheep Market steady; lambs steady to 10c
lower; native wethers, $4 404 85; lambs. $4 50
6 15; Western wethers, $4 304 75; Western
lambs, $5 250 10.
Receipts-Cattle, 17,000; hogs, 37,000; sheep,
OMAHA, Jan. 15. Cattle Receipts, 2200.
Market steady; native beef steers, $4 2o5 90;
Western steers, $44 75; Texas steers, $34 30;
cows and heifers, $3 254 80; canners, $23 10;
etockera and feeders, $3 GO$24 80; calves, $3 50
7; bulls and stags, $2 7og4 25.
Hogs Receipts, 5500. Market 5c higher;
heavy, $4 574 65; mlted, $4 574 00; light,
$4 524 57; bulk of sales. $4 57 1 CO.
Sheep Receipts, 4000. Market slow to 10c
lower; fair to choice natives, $4 405; fair to
choice Westerns, $4 20 4 65; common and
choice sheep, $3 804 30; lambs, $4 75 6 90.
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 15. Cattle Receipts,
7000. Market strong; Texas steers, $35; Texas
cows, $2 503 40; native teers, $48; native
cows and heifers, ?2 504 40; stockers and
feeders, $3 254 S5; bulls, $2 754.
Hogs Receipts. J5P00. Markejt sjrng; bulkof
sales. "54 554 65; heavy, $4 554,70; packers,
$4 554 C5; mixed, $4-24?67; lights1., $4--55
4 C2"; Yorkers, $4 554 62; pigs, $44 40.
Sheep Receipts, 3000. Market steady; lamb3,
$6 257; muttons, $4 255.
The Metal Markets.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Tin continues to at
tract attention here and abroad, at the same
time showing the leading strength 'and activ
ity. Sellers steadily advanced askbng rates on
the small-supply theory The other depart
ments of the market show little change or
QREftONIAN, TUESDAY, ,JAffTJAftY 16, 1900.
V W '91 &
DIREeT .WlRE-SO..rNew'York Stock? Exchange
; t, Chicago Board of Trade
S. S. GEO. W: ELDER,
- -..,- &:S.-DESFAxrGa:..
The above first-class steamers, will sail every '10 days
during the season for Cape Nome, York and St, Michael
and Yukon river points. -
FOR RATES AND INFORMATION APP LY TO
F. P. BAUMGARTNER,
GRAY & MITCHELI;, Generol Aens,
feature. Pig-iro Tvaxrants, aulet; lake copper,
unchanged, $10 50; tin, firm. $27 7028 50;
spelter, quiet, $4 454 55; lead, steady, $4 70
4 70. The firm that Axes the selling price for
miners and smelters quotes lead at $4 45 at the
close. Bar silver, 58c .
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan, 15. Bar fiUver, 50Hc
LONDON, Jan. 15. Bar silver dosed firmer
at 27d per ounce, , '
, ' '
Coffee and Sugar. '
',NBW TORK, Jan, 15. Coffee Options dlose
i020 points hlg-her; sales, 35,550 bags, Includ
ing January at ?7; February, "$7 05; Marcli,
$7 23; May, $7 257 35. Spot, R-Jo,' strong; No.
7, invoice, 85jjo; do jobblnil, 7c, Mild, strong;
Sugar Raw, strong; centrifugal, 96 test,
$4 31; refined, firm.
South African Plaeues. t .
South Africa imports hides, tvooI ana
mohair, and the ranchraaa would revel
in riches were it not for the various pests
that decimate hig flocks and herds. The
most deadly one is tho rinderpest, a cat
tle plague which in the last 10 years has
been slowly creeping- from Central Africa
southward, leaving a wake of whitened
hones. In traveling through Natal I saw
50 oxen lying dead about a spring where
they had tumbled one ovec the other, sp
suddenly had the disease, attacked: (them.
It was almost impossible then to get an
untlnged piece of steak at a restaurant,
though the proprietor resented any such
charge, and a plethoric German traveler
who called in a loud voice for "roast
rinderpest" in the railroad cafe at De
Aar junction, Cape Colony, had to be
picked up in fragments. Ir. Koch and
other eminent Jpeclalists tried in yajn to
stop this plague. The country ia navy re
covering from It 'slowly. "
Another pest Is the tsetse fly, un insect
resembling our cdnimon house fly but
three times as large. Its bite will kill a
horse, cow, or any other domestic animal
In about 10 days, but, strange to say, does
not affect u wild animal or a human be
ing. A less dangerous but more trouble
some pest Is -the white ant, which is
about one-quarter of an inch long and
"ubiquitous in many parts ''of th6 country.
They live under the ground; and can only
be routed by killing the queen, which
sometimes reaches the sizo of one inch
in length. This insect is particularly ha
rassing in Rhodesia. At Buluwayo my
traveling companion Inadvertently left his
boots on the floor after turning in at
night, and he arose next morning to find
the uppers carefully separated from the
soles. "Lucky you didn't leave your
clothes on the floor," was the hotel-keeper's
consolation. These ants will .eat
through anything but metal, ana -fori that
reason much of the building is done with
corrugated iron. The ant hill is one of
the conspicuous landmarks in traveling
over South Africa.
The Leading Article.
"I know what 'leaders' are, for I hava
written them," said Benjamin Disraeli In
the courso of a speech In the house of
commons, and, though all of uSjjnay not
have written "leaders" for the Morning
Post and other newspapers, like Disraeli,
we all at least know the meaning of tho
term "leaders." For more than 100 years
after the publication of the first daily
newspaper, the Dally Courant, which con
RlstftA of a small sheet, printed on one side
only, and made lb appearance in Lon- f
aon luoruu, j.iu, ... -
themselves to what is perhaps the proper
business of a newspaper the publication
nt vio ln-rcwtf nnKslhie amount or news.
and made no attempt whatever to mold i
or direct public opinion. At the opening
of the 19th century "the leading article"
first appeared In the morning papers, n
was originally called the "leaded article,"
because of the "leads," or spaces, intro
duced between the lines, to spread out
the article and give-it an imposing ap
pearance, in order that It might at onto
attract the eye of even the most casual
reader. After a time it was called "lead
ing article," or "leader," or "editorial,"
names by which it is now universally
known in newspaper offices. At the be
ginning, "leaders" were published only
tentatively. Thefr publication .was irregu
lar; in form they were brief we should
call them "editorial paragraphs" now
and they were principally used to direct
special attention to same Important event
recorded in the news columns. But 73
years ago they became a settled and regu
lar "feature of the dally newspaper, and a
potent agency for promoting opinions, po
litical, religious and social. . t
io , , .
Makine Kara. t- , ., '
Taking the root stalks of the plant, two
men quickly stripped away the dark outer
bark, and, laying tho white pith on one flat
stone, beat it to a pulp with another. The
great kavabowl, a hollow dish, supported
by several feet the whole carved out of a
solid block of wood vtas produced, and the
bruised root placed therein, water being
poured over it. The maker-in-fchlef then
went through a process of stirring, the
dregs being ultimately strained out with a
bunch of hibiscus fiber.
Tho British admiralty has ordered the
ships on the China station to be painted
black instead of white', to save expense.
blaVlullzer.theprescrlpUonaiaiftmousFrencnpuysiomn.vvui iiuk.-jj.uiCuu .
nervous or diseases of the generative organs, each as, LpsSl ianloM3 Znjomnia,
JPuItto in aelJnclc,SemIaa! T lEiuiwiIon. Jtfervowa BebllUy, Plmple
Unaincn to Mnrry, Kxbnaiitln Jrnln, Varicocele aV onKtlpntlon.
Itntoi.sall lusse-jbxday or ttlghu Prevents quickness of d'-.whkhUnptcbTCkcd
leads to Spermatorrhoea and all the horrors of mpqtency. CUPlDEm. cleansethe
liver, the kidneys and the urinary organs of all impurities. COWDME strengthens
and restores small weak organs. . . . . ... . ml,fcB... -.ti
Thereason sufferers are not cured by Doctors IsbeCTUseSOpercentnreoubled wlthP
CUPIDENE the only kupwn remedy, to cure MthoutjjnppejsiUon. "lt0n1,nArriyS?
gaarauteo given andmouy returned ir Chore's does fcpL-eDfecs a ppmnuent core. $W9ftboz,oruliv,
bymall. Sendforj'itBKclrculnrniidtestlmoilIsUs. '" ' . ' "f - - - '
ffot sale by TVoodard. Clarko & Co.. Portland. Or.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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f der the old,
of less fre
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HUDTAN permanently cures female weak
nws In all its forms, hence HUDTAN Is the
createst earthly boon ' to suffering women.
Weak tind nervous women who suffer with
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under eyes (fig. 2). hollow cheeks and pale, thin
faces (Off. S); coated tongue and offensive,
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conditions are in most Instances the direct re
suit of some chronic ailment of the maternal
organs. HUDTAN affords Immediate relief, for
Jt goes to the bottom cf th evil and exerts its
curative influence there. HUDTAN cures all
uterine' troubles. Don't wait; take HUDTAN
Got HUDTAN from your druggist OCo a pack
ace, six packages for $2 CO. If your druggist
does not keep It, send direct to HUDTAN
KEMEDT CO., corner Stockton, Euls and Mar
Jtet streets, San Francisco, Cal.
Connuit HTJDYAN Doctors Freo of
PRIMARY, SECONDARY OR TERTIARY BLOOD POISON
Permanently Cured. Tou can be treated at noma
under same guaranty. If you have taken mer
cury. Iodide" potash, and still have aches and
pains,-"Mucus Patches In Mouth, Sore Throat,
PJmDles, Copper-Colored Spots, Ulcers, on any
part of. the body, Hair or Eyebrows failles
cftft, write '
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1630 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111, for proofs of
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Blodlclno for Men on Trial
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magic like remedies and -wonder-working
you've been longinj: for or
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Bobk ofrare informatfon.witi
the proofs, sent under plain
letter seal, free.
BRIE MEDIOAL CO., BUFFALO, N.Y.
GO EAST VIA
THROUGH SALT LAKE CITY, DENVER
JOJHAHA.'OR KAXSAS-CITYVITH t
" CHOICE' bl TWO 'routes. '
Via the fast mall line or the scenic line tbrouga
ISO CHANGE OF CARS
TO DENVER, OMAHA, KANSAS CITY.
ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO nnd the
LEAYINO PORTLAND UNION DEPOT, DAILY, AT 8:0) P. &
Foitrallroad and sleeping-car tickets and all
mother information apply to
CITY TICKET OFFIQE
124 Third Street, Portland, Oregon
J. R. NAGEL.
City Ticket Agt.
.... .. V...
1 -I r ji Jt ' rr I ti 1 - '
the Numbers tell
fa -" C all
Union Depot, Sixth, and. J Strccta,
TWO TRAINS DAILY
fOR ALL POINTS EAST
"FAST MAIIj AND POR,Tt,A?fD
OAGO. SPECIAIr ROUTE.?' -
Leaves for the East via Spokane dally at 3:43
P. M. Arrives at 8 A. M.
Leaves for the East, via Pendleton and Hunt
ington, dally at 8 P. M. Arrives, via Hunting
ton and Pendleton, at 6:45 P. M.
THROUGH PULLMAN AND TOURlsT
Water lines schedule. ubjct to change with
' OCEAN AND BXVU SCHEDUIO
OCEAN DIVISION Steamships .sallirota Alns
wocth doek at S P. M. Leave Portland-Columbia,
sails Tues.. Jab. 2; Frl., Jan. T2: Mon..
Jan. :si; "Thurs., Feb. 1. State of California
sails Sun. Jan. 7; Wed.. Jan. 17; sat., Jan -;
Tues., Feb. 0. , , ...
From San Francisco State of California sails
Wed., Jan. 3: Tat., Jan. 13; Tues.. Jan. ..
Frl., Feb. 2. Columbia salU. Mon., Jan. .
Thurs., Jan. 18; Sun., Jan. 28.
COLUMBIA RIVEJR. DIVISION,
PORTLAND AND ASTORIA.
Steamer Hassalo leaves Portland daily except
Sunday, at 8 P. M.; on Saturday at 10 P. M.
Returning, leaves Astoria dally, except Sunday,
at T A. M.
WILLAMETTE RIVEIl DIVISION.
PORTLAND AND CORVALLIS. OR.
s'teamer Ruth, "for Salem, Albany. Corvallli
and wax points., leaves Portland Tuesdays.
Thursdays and Saturdajs at G A. M. Returning,
leaves Corvallis Mondays, vVednesaays and Fri
dajs at Q A. M.
Steamer Modoc, for Salem and way Plnts.
leaves Portland Mondavs, Weanesaays and -das
at 0 A. M. Returning, leaves salem Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays atOA.il.
YAMHILL RIVEH ROUTE.
PORTLAND AND DAYTON, OR.
Steamer Elmore, for Dayton and way P013
leaves Portland Tuesdays. Thursday and Sat
urdays at 7 A. M. Returning-, leaves Day wa for
Portland and way points Mondays. Wednesdays
und Fridays "at 0 A. M.
SNAKE RIVER ROUTE.
RIPARLCWASk.. AND LEWISTON. IDAHO.
Steamer Spokane or steamer V13?0?'6,
RIparia dally at 1:20 A. M., arriving at Lewa
at 12 o'clock noon. Returning, the Spokane of
Lewlston leaves Lewlston dally at S:J0
arriving at RIparia ugMBORT.
General Paasenzer Agent.
V. A. SCHILLING. City Ticket Agent.
Telephone Main 713.
CHINA, AND JAPAN. FROM PORTLAND.
In" connection with THE OREGON RAILROAD
& NAVIGATION CO. Schedule. 1000 (subject to
Steamer Leave Portland
MONMOUTHSHIRE. -Jan- ,5
1 about Feb. 13.
ABERGELDH3 Mar. i
For rates, accommodations, etc.. apply to
DODWELL & -COMPANY, Limited.
General Agents. Portland. Or,.
To principal points ia Japan and China.
Dtpot Filth tai 1 Sir;:!!
for Salem. Rose
burg, Ashland. Sac
San Francisco, Mo
jave. Los Angeles,
El Paso. New Or
leans and the East.
(dally except Sun
day), morning train
connects with train
for ML Angel. SH
v e r t on, Browns
ville, Springfl e 1 d
and Natron, and
evening train for
Mt. Angel and 311-
7:00 P. M.
0:15 A. M.
S:30 A. M.
T:0O P. M.
7:S0 A. M
JS:G0 P. M.
113:25 A. M
Dally. (Dally except Sunday.
Rebate tickets on sale between Portland. Sac
ramento and San Francisco. Net rates $17 lira:
class and ?11 second class, including sleeper.
Rates and tickets to Eastern points and Eu
rope. Also JAPAN. CHINA. HONOLULU and
AUSTRALIA. Can be obtained, from J. IS.
KIRKLAND. Ticket Agent. lJ-i Third ac
Passenger Depot, foot of Jefferson Street.
Leave for Oswego dally at 7:20. 0:40 A. M.;
1230 1:55. 3:25. 5:15. 0:25. 8:05. 11:30 P. M.;
and 0.00 A. M. on Sundays only. Arrive a.
Portland dally at 6:35, 8:30. 10:50 A. M.;
1-35 3:15, 4:0. 0:20. 7:40. 10.00 P. M.; 12:4l
A. M. da'ly. except Monday; S:30 and 10:03 a.
M. on Sundays only. ,
Leav6 for aherldan dally, except Sunday, at
4:30 P. M. Arrive at Portland at 9:30 A. M.
Leave for Airlift Mondays. Wednesday and
Fridays, nt b:.55 A. M. Arrive at Portland
Tudsdajs. Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.A.
C H. MARKHAM.
Gen. Frt. & Pass. Agt.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co.
THE COMPANY'S elegant
steamer3 Cottage City, City
of Topeka and Al-JCi leave
TACOMA A. M..-SEATTLE 0
A. M.. Jan. 5. 10, 13. 20, 25.
30: Feb. 4. 0. 14. 1S. 24.
Mar. 1. and every fifth day
thereafter. For further Infor
mation obtain compan's folder.
reserves the rignt to cnamio.
WU,1".J ";:.." -.i t,o r,t oiHIntr
sailing utttcj .. .- D
wlthmit nrevl0U3 notice,
AGENTS N. POSTON. 240 "Washington St..
Portland. Or.: F. W. CARLETON. N. P. R. R.
dock. Tacoma: J. F. TROWBRIDGE. Pugat
Sound Supt.. Ocean dock. Seattle.
GOODALL. PERKINS & CO., Gen. Agts.. S. F.
TIcfcet Office: 122 Third St. 'Phone CSO
The Flyer, dally to and vrrtvE.
from St. Paul. Mlnne- 5; ,"
apolls. Duluih. Chlcagf No. 3.
and all points East. 8:00 A. M,
3:45 P. M.
Through Palace and Tourist Sleprv D!alJJ
and BuKet Smbklog-Llbrary Cars.
JAPAN" -'AMERICAN 'LINE
STEAMSHIP RIOJUN MARU
For Japan. China and all Asiatic points ttIU
ABOUT JANUARY 20.
Astoria & Columbia
River Railroad Co.
For Maygers. Rainier.
Clirton. Astoria. War
renton. Flavel. Ham
mond. Fort Stevens.
Gearhart Park. -Seaside.
Astorja end Seashore
B00 A. M. .
0:40 P. 2
Ticket office. 235 Morrison St. and Union dtpot.
J. C. MATO. Gen. Pass. Agt.. As:orl3. Or.
Vancouver transportation co. .
Steamer Undine. Captain Charles T. Kamm.
leave Vancouver at'S:3i A. M. and I P. M.
Leaves- Portland at10:80 A. M.-and 4:30 Pt M.
crwiovn (.Tcmteii. Pot frelzbt or passage ap
ply on board, foot of Taylor atreeL Round trip, ,
SAITTTI UP Bgftgs JO
THE FASTEST AND MOST
The Direct Line to Denver, Omaha.
Kansas City and Si Louis.
Only 3 Days to Chicago,
Only 4 Days to New York and
other Principal Eastern cities
Tliroush Pullman Palace Sleeper
Dininjr Cars (meals a la enrte). and
STree Rccllnlnjc Clmir Cars
Operated Daily on Fast 3111 TrnSna
Through tickets, baggago checks and sleeplna
car accommodations cah be arranged at
CITY TBCKET OFFICE
1 35 Third Street Portland, Oregon
J. H. LOTHROP. GEORQE LANG.
City Pais. & Tkt. Agt.
THE DINING CAR ROUTE FROM PORTLAND?
TO THE EAST.
THE ONLT DIRECT LINE TO THE TELLOW-
Untoa Depot, Fifta aai 1 Sts
ITast mall for Taco-
ma. Seattle. Olympt.
Gray's Harbor an!
South Bend points.
Spokane, Rossland. D.
C. Pullman. Moscow
Hump mining country, i
St. PauK omflha. .Kan
sas City, St. Loum, I
11 :30 P.M.
Chloago and all pelau
ease and zoutneasu
Puset Sound Express
for Tacoma and Seattle
and Intermediate points
7:00 A. M.
Pnllman first-class and tourist nleepers to Min
neapolis. St. Paul and Missouri river points with,
Vestlbuicd trains. Union depot connections, la
all principal cities.
Baggage checked to destination of Mckets.
For handsomely lllutraid dscripth mattor,
tickets, aleeplng-tar reservations, eia.. call on or.
A. D. CHARLTON
Asstntant General Piwuenger Assent;
255 Morrison St.. Cor. Thlrrt.
Hundreds of thousands of trav
elers will bear willing' testimony
to the excellence of the, Burling
ton's dining car sarvice.
It Is ALWAYS gaod.
Cars are stocked daily every
thing" is fresh and crisp and
toothsome the linen is spotless
ly clean gorgeous bouquets
adorn each table, and the serv
ice Is prompt enouRh to satisfy
the most exacting.
Best of all. the a la. carte sys
tem prevails you pay for what
you order. , ,
Three routes liagt via Den
ver, St. Paul aad Billings, Mont.
103 3d Street, ccrnrr Start, Portland, Oregon. v
- " R. "W. foster,
GEO. S. TATLOR',
City Passenger Agent.
SOO PACIFIC LINE
Offers the LOWEST RATE3 and BEST SEKV.
Iqe to and from all Eastern points and Europe.
Through tour.st cars from coast to St. Paul.
Toronto. Montreal aad Boston -iVlTHOUU
Direct Route to
Kootenay Mining DIstrlcl
Canadian Pacific rtjil inU aluimjMi, lines U
Japan anl X tucrai.a.
Fc ralea and Information, apply to
H. H. ABBOTT. Agent,
E. J. COTLE. HO Third streat. city.
A. G. P. A.. Vancouver. B. C.
WHITE COLLAR LINE
COLUMBIA RTVER & PUGET SOUND NAVX
PORTLAND AND ASTORIA,
BAILET GATZERT fAWer-street dcx
Leaves Portland dally every morning at t
o'clock, except Sunday. Returning, leaves A-
torla every night at T o'clock, except Sunday.
Oregon phone Main 3S1. Columbia phone 331.
U. B. SCOTT. President.
WASHINGTON & ALASKA
Steamship "CITT OF SEATTLE" will leavo
Seattle January IS, and avery 10 days there
after, for Vancouver. Ketchikan. Juneau. Skag
way. Skagway. making; trip from Seattle w
Skagwfey In 72 hours.
.Fee freight aad passage Inquire o
1 POD1VELL A CO., LI2UTED, AGEST3,