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THE MOEKTKG OEEGONIAN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 19G0.
The, -wintry vwatlnier ef. teat -week van- ket also, and a carload of very fine ap
Mm4 atmeet a quieter & K oatae, so pies camo In from that state early in the
quickly, In feet. that H. fatted to chock -vreek. Oranges and lemons are still plen
xeoeipte of yaciatiaMa prepuce leas enough , Utul, at unchanged prices, and grape
to cause an advance la prices whk
wmM hoM over two days. The strength,
of the wheat Market was one of the f eat
wes of bwstooe teat week, ate vanished
with retunateg spring wealfeer, and the
market has been very qiriet ts week,
with prices e the own grade. Potatoes
are weaker, under heavy receipts, and
an easier tone to the Saa Farookioa aaar
ket. Shipments to date have been very
larger but steeke tM heM the country
are heavy. Otnons are steedr, d for
fancy stock the irlce fe about 36 cents per
cental abov the Sea Fraaoteee market.
BuUer is firm, hi spite of reeelpte from
San FranoJeee. Usee are getag dawn so
fast afc stocks are cleaned up wtth dif
ficulty. Powlffy Is steady to Arm. Ap
ples are comtag hi ae tefttUr tor s.
good market. Sarly vegetables are now
coming from California, but prices are
rather high as yet.
WHEAT ihetr-ejgttt cents seenw to be
a charmed ftgure for May wheat in Chi
cago, for the oetes.1 has Knee toving
ly around that figure for three days,
never tiUimt; farther away Sor
ter of a eent, and X that nmH change has
been ht the shape of an advance, K quickly
retreated back fio $ before the buinshlj
Inclined public had. much of an opportu
nity to grow enthusiastic over It. There
was a slight advance in the European mar
ket last week, and oonskterabte wheat
was bought ht the Northwest around the
crest of the bulge. Most of this was sold
as soon as It was bought, and the wis
dom of the apatasOBs was apparent by
the course of the market since then, Liver
pool cargoes yesterday dropping back to
27s 6d, a loss of Vk eents per bushel over
'he highest pe reached last week. The
milling demand aeiiWnuoc liberal, and this
Is keeping the price of wheat up a cent
or two higher than It would be K seller
were dependent entirely on an export
With ships hi port and near at hand
chartered at rates varying from 89s Sd ta
42s 6d, it Is natural flhat there should be
a wide range m price. The man with
a cheap ship, if he is so disposed, can
pay 1 cents per bushel more than the man
who is feroed Ve pay the extreme price
now asked for ships. In most lines of
business a man would be Inclined to
pocket the profit on his cheap ship, the
same as he would the losses on a high
priced ship, which be might have to fill
in lonuwUsloit with, a cheap one; but in
the wheat business buyers are occasionally
philanthropic, frequently combative and
always independent, consequently prtoes
on the same day show a wide variance.
Walhu Walhx is generally quoted about
M cents, and Valley H cents, wit some
dealers shading those prices a cent, and
the usual "rutuor" that a cent more Is
being paid 44up the country." For biue
ntem there is a moderate demand t 56
cent. A cargo of blueetetn for South
Africa i nnhming this week, and possibly
one more may follow tMe season, although
Austral is now taking e most of that
trade. Itt freights, the market continues
remarkably firm, with no new business
reported flbr Portland since Monday. In
San Francisco at least two big carriers
have been taken at 4to M, and as high
as 43s Sd is salted. This would indicate
that California growers are making up
their mind to move the old crop before u
new one is thorn. Thp growing crop
Is reported to have- suffered Mttle or no
damage by the recent cold snap, and up
to date everything is Savorabie for a big
crop of wiioat, with -nrespecte favoring
an early harvest and n attendant ac
celerated movement of the old crop, in
order to Ink care of the new. Crop
conditions m other parts e the United
States are also eutte favonsWe on the
Latest Snropean advices are t the ef-rt-ct
that the weather has been very favor
able for the crop in Ruseia, the tempera
ture having been milder, with snowfall
In the Asoir districts. In Roumanian and
Bulgaria, orop prospects remain quite iJt
vorabfc Austria-Hungary reports thv
miAr rrnif anl verv well nrotected by
snow, but Che plants looking wcil, and
but little anxiety on the score of possible
late damage. From India general rains
are reported in the northwest provinces
and Oudh. the Punjab, and in parts of
Central India. The Com Trade News,
in commenting on the Indian situation
This Is the third week m succession
that rains haw been reported, but there
a still wide areas winch have not been
favored wh the much-needed moisture,
urd the latest reports even say that fod
dtT and wnber are scarcer in various dts
tri ts. The rains will have enabled late
. w ing of barley and other crops to be
n ade, but they came too late for wheat
1t these hUe-eown crops do well, they mas
rc ace wheat for some consumption to a
'trtaln extent, and possibly set free somo
VOO0 quarters of wheat for export; but
Ih must be BBwnMerct a maximum quan-
Fiance nan had peetty heavy rains, but
from late advices It Is apparent that the
oather has hwpwvoa so that the dam
aged wheat neWs can be reeeeded. In
Germany be weather has continued un
; sonablr mold, but not very wC There
- m unoasy footing regarding the oom
! p crop, but no damage has been done
t could not be set right by fine weather
lat.r on. Holland and Belgium report
i& orabte woaeher. and hi Italy and Spain
conditions are reasonably good.
I)TATO6 Tho cold wave caught a
ev,imort of im sacks of potatoes before
th v were loaded on the steamer last
week, and white It fatted to nip them
ver deep, the damage was sufficient to
cause the San Franotece buyers to view
thm with suspicion, the potato-buying
population of tho Bay city demanded
a liberal discount on anything with the
Oregon brand on unto their fears of
frost-bttten potatoes subsides. With an
easier market in the Bay ejty, laoai buy
ers have shortened up their bide, but
fancy Burbankswni still command 8S eents
per sack, and a pretty fair article will
sell for cents, with ordinary stock from
the lowlands going down ac low as U
cents Onions are still quite Arm in
PorU&nd, and as high as $t tt per cental
is asked for special brands, with others
equallr 8ed selling at $2 and $t X per
cental. The latter ngure is the extreme
price for any kind of onions In the San
FRUIT The market Is pretty wett
stocked with appies, and the Impression
is gradually gaining ground that K was
all a mistake about the Oregon apple crop
being a failure. On grower In Southern
Oregon sent up a tot bust week, and re
ported that ho had MM boxes of similar
stock to solL 'From other growers have
come advtees of Iota ranging from 3M to
1M boxes. Choi os Red-Cheek Pipphtc
and similar apples soH at m per box.
and sosno Inferior stock is ptenutfut at $t
and St X per box. Idaho Is in the mar-
fruit and tangerines are also in good sup-
ply. Two carloads of bananas arrived
Sunday, the fruit being In fine condition
and. selling readily at good prices.
BUTTER Contrary to expectations, the
receipt of California butter in this city
had no effect on prices, and the market
for best Oregon creamery is as firm as It
has been at any time thla winter. No
attempt has been made to force the price
above 55 cents, but it is not Improbable
that it would stand that price In a limited
way. Store butter is. a, little more plenti
ful than, tt was last week, but it is still
inadequate for the demand, and prices
are firm at 23 and 30 cents. ' There is a
good demand for shipment to the north.
EG-GS Receipts of eggs for tho first
three days of the week were heavier than
they have been before this season, and
themarket has weakened perceptibly under
such a burden. During tho cold epell an
effort was made to send prices up to 16
cents, and at these figures the movement
was checked, and stock accumulatd so
that at the present It Is a difficult problem
what to do with the surplus. The San
Francisco market Is down to a figure
where eggs cannot be shipped there, ex
cept at a loss, and the demand fromjhe
north Is also easier. Yesterday some
dealers were offering to clean up at 13
and 14 cents, with single cases offering at
14- and 15 cents. Should the present mild
weather continue, lower prices will pre
vail. POULTRY The market for chickens is
in better shape this week than it has been
for a long time. Poultry-raisers who have
kept their fowls through the winter are
not so desirous of Belling them as they
were a few months ago, and receipts have
been Mght this week, with the demand
excellent. Best coops of old hens sell
readily at $4 50 and $5 per dozen, and large
mixed ooops In good condition bring ?4 50
without much difficulty. Geese and ducks
are very dull, and quotations are strictly
nominal. Turkeys are doing a little better
this week, and dressed will move all right
at 14 and possibly 15 cents, with live steady
at 11 and 12 cents. The market will not
absorb large quantities .at these figures,
but moderate shipments can he worked
Portland - $246,207 $38,840
Seattle 301,385 74,023
TaeoBW. 129,830 23,034
SjxJkane 204.242 14,550
Grain, Flour, Etc
Wheat Walla Walla, B354c; Valley, C2c;
btuestem, B6e per bushel.
Flour -Best grades, ?2 703; exaham, $2 B0;
euperflre. $2 10 per barrel.
Oats White. 35SGc; gray, 336340; stained,
2930c per bushel.
Bsrley Feed, $14Q15; brewing, $17J18 p
Milkstufls Bran. ?1213 per ton: middlings.
?18f"10; shorts. $1315; chop. $14.
Kay Steady: timothy, $1011; clover, $7Q
7 60; Oregon wild hay, $G7 per ton.
Vesetables, Fruit, Etc.
VecetabKs Parsnips. $1; carrots, $1; turnips,
08c; onions, $1602 per cental; cabbage,
lc per,pound, potatoes, 55S5c per sack; sweet
potatoes, 2y42c per poand.
Fruit Iemens. $Z508; oranges, $2 753
per box for navels, $2 for oeedllncs: tangerines.
$1 76; Japanese oranges, 75o(fl 60 .per box;
pineapple, $1 60fC per dozen; bananas, $2 CO
JS per bunoh; Pej-slah dates.. i&Q&Q per pound;
apples, $1 1 00; pears. 75c$l 23 per box;
eranberriea, $0 507 per barrel for Ilwaco,
$7 7560 for Eastern. ,
Dried fruit Apples, evaporated, 7 8c per
pound; sun-dried, sacks or boxes, 45c; pears,
eun and evaporated, 50c; plums, pltless, 4Q
fcfcc: prunes, Italian, 35c; silver, extra
efeelce. 5 f Cc; figs, Smjrna. 22c; California
blaek. GGc; do white, 10c per pound.
Butter, Egffs, Ponltry, Etc.
Butter Fancy creamery. 6065c; seconds, 42H
45e. dairy. 3te37ic; store, 2532c per roll.
Egg 1415c per dozen ror Oregon.
roultry Chickens, mixed, $3 50f4 50; hens,
$4 &0S; ducks. $5S 00; geese, $0 507 00 per
oses; turkeys, lle. 10llc; dressed, 12Mf14c
Game Mallard ducks, $3; widgeon, $1 602;
teal, $11 00 per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 1213c; Young
Amerloa, I4c per pound.
Groceries, Tiutn, Etc.
Coffee Mocha, 23g2Sc; Java, fancy. 2G32c;
JBa, good, 2oif24c: Java, ordinary, lS20c:
CosAi Rica, fanoy. lSSOcJ do good, lGfflSc. do
ordinary. 1012s per pound; Columbia, roast,
$12 To per case; Arbuckle's, $14 25; Lion,
Sagar - Cube, $5 85; crushed, $5 85; pow
eered, $5 85, dry granulated, cane, $5 35; beet.
fft 26; eK-a C. $4 SO; golden C. $4 72& net.
halt barroV- c more than barrels; mapl
wjgar, lBfJlOc per pound.
Beans SmAVl white, 3c; bayou, 4c; Lima, 0c
Salmon Cotuvnbla river. 1-pound tails, $1Q
1 SO; 2 - pound tUs. $22 60; fancy. 1 - poun
flaw. $1 061 70; H-pound fancy flats, 80g05c;
Alaska, 1-pound ta&s. $1 201 SO; 2-pound tails,
$1 80S 20.
Grain bags Calcutta, ?" 10 per 100.
Nuts Peanuts, O&ttfc: per pound for raw, 101
for roasted; cocoanuts, tX)c per dozen; walnuts,
le?Ue per pound; plBe nuts. 10c; hickory nuts,
7c. chentnui-. 10c. BraA'. He; lllberts. 10c;
fancy pecans, 1214c; altuonds. 15 17&C pe;
il oH-Caees, 21c ptT gallon; barrel
lTVfcc; tanks. 15Hc
Rice Island. 0c: Japan. 5Vv. New Orleans,
4UjtWc: fancy tuad, iG 00 pV sack.
Ment and ProlMoim.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wetherv and ewes;
$4C1 25. dreseed mutton, 7714c per Kund.
Hogs GroM". choice heaT. $5; UgJlv. $4 50;
dressed, 0c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $44 00; cows,. $3 W
SJ4. dressed beef, H7?ic per pourul.
Veal Large, 7Sc per pound; small, SHS
Provistoas Portland pack (Shield branuV
Hams, TMjked, are quoted at 13c per poun.1l
ptCmG naHlt 9c per iwuuu, uit&imum. mh-'iu,
18Uc: bacon. 9&c: backs. 9Msc; dry salt side, x
Sr; drld beef. lTe per round: lard. 0-pund
pallu, 10c; 1-pound palls. 9!ie; 60s. 0?ic;
ttercis, 9H,e per pound. Eastern pack (Ham
manoa): Hams, large, 13c; medium, 13c;
sman. 1314c; pleslc hams, 9c: shoulders. VAc.
breaktattt bacon, 12c; drj- lt sldea. SV4Vi
hacim dtdes. 104c; backs. 10c; butts. Sc; lard,
pare leaf, kettle rendsred. Ss, lOVic; 10s, 10Vi
Hops, Wool. UldCh. '
Hops 3tSc per pound.
Woel Valley, 1213c for coars, 15f:20c for
beat; Eastern Oregon. S(rl4c; mohair. 2730c
Sheepricine SlearHng 1520c: short-wool. 23
dtSOc: medium-wool. 3050c; long-wool, 00c9$l
Felts Bear skins, each, as to size, $513;
cubs. each. $15; badger, each, 1014c; wild
cat, 2S40c. bousecat. 5 10c; fox. common
gray. 4000c: do red. $1 251 70; do cress, $2 09
, b'nx. $1 S04r2 50; mink. 30c$l 25; mar
ten, dark Northern, $46, do pale, pine. $1 25
f. musferat. Sialic; tkunk, 2540c, otter
(Ud). $46, paather, with head and claws per
fect. $13. raccoon 25Wc. woir. mountain,
with head perfect, $8 56. wolverine, $2 SOG.
beaver, per skin, large, $07: do medium, per
ekte. $4?6; so small, per skin. $12; do klbs.
per skis. 50c$l.
Taltew &g0V4c; Ko. S and gre&se, 34c pe:
Hids Dry hides'. No. 1. IS pounds and up
ward. lSrlSHc. dry kip. No. 1, S to 16 pounds,
10c per poand; dry calf. Na. 1, under 0 peundn,
lSO16e; dry salted, one-third lees than dry
Met: sahed bides, found steers, GO pounds and
ever. SCte: e 50 to 06 pounds. Sesfec; t
under 5 peuads and cows, 7US kip. 13 to 34
pauaos. 7n6c; do veal. IS to 14 pounds, Vfrz
ob eaK, under 10 pounds, Hc; green tuiusaltidX
lc per pound less; culla bulis, stags, moth- I
eaten, badly out, scored hair slipped, weather
beaten or grubby), one-third less.
XEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
Interest Was Restricted and Onera-.
tlons Largely Professional.
ITKW TORK. Feb. 21. Interest in the stock
market continued very restricted today, and
operations were largely in the hands of profes
sional traders; ss on the- earlier days of the
week. The dullness was in part due to tomor
row's holiday, the traders hesitating, to put out
new contracts on account of doubt over the
speculative outlook. Even the oleeing up of
contracts Incident to the eve of a holiday was
on a small scale. Indicating that outstanding
commitments on either side are small. The
mere fact of dullness and apathy on the buying
side Is lfkely to Invite aggression, because the
bear party had the encouragement of positive
weakness of some stocks, of which People's Gas,
Third Avenue and Leather were most affected.
declined in these three ranging from 2 to 3,
the latter In People's Gas. There was; further
more, the hardening tendency of the money
market, which was only evident In quotations
for time money and mercantile paper, call
money remaining- easy.
But, in spite of these depressing' factors, the
undertone in the general list was rather nota
ble flw firmness, and In the railroad department
net losses, are the exception, rather than the
rule The grangers and Missouri Pacific suf
fered meat from selling. The undertone of
firmness was due to aggressive strength in a
number of individual stocks, notably Norfolk
& "Western, Southern Railway preferred, Read
ing first preferred, Krie Telephone and the
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville stocks. Lon
don was a liberal buyer, the buying being es
timated at 35,000 shares of various intern itional
stocks. A disregard by the speculative public
of the diminishing bank reserves through ab
sorption by the United States treasury Is ac
counted for to same extent ny the fact that suf
ficient is being received from Canada and from
California to partly offset the drain of the
was a sharp recovery in New York ex-
f change at several interior centers today, indi
cating a cessation of pressure from, that source.
Speculators argue that with the passage of the
financial bill, now in conference between the
two houses of congress, the banks will take out
all the circulation to which they are entitled,
which would Involve an expansion of currency
of about 100 per cent of the present national
bank-note circulation. Today's buying of stocks
by London, the hardening tendency of the local
money market, and an Increase in the supply
offering of grain and cotton bills, resulted In
a considerable relaxation of sterling- exchange
rates, demand sterling dropping' and cables
no less than Vi per cent.
Business in bonds was on a moderate ecale.
Total sales, $2,005,000. United States 3a ad
vanced , and old 4s and 0s per cent in the
U. S. 2s, reg 103 IGen. Electric 5s... 116
do 3s, reg 109N. T. Central lsis.lllVi
do 3s, coupon. ..100&I Northern Pacific 3s 66
ao new 4s, reg134Mi do 4s 103
do new 4s, coup.l34iOregon Nav. Ists..ll0
do old 4s, reg.. .115fy do 4s 101
do old 4s, coup..ll5ViOregon S. L. Cs....l27&
do 5s, reg-. 113.&I do con. 5s 115
do Go. coupon. ...113aRIo Gr. "Wes.t. lsts. 07
Disk of Col. 3-CBS.118 SU Paul consols. ..167V4
Atchison adj. 4a... 82,3t. P. C. & P. Iste.ll9fci
a & N. W. con. 7sl41W do-Ba 120U
do S. F. deb. 5s. 120 Unlon Pacific 4s...l04
D. & R. a lsts... 1031 Wis. Oent. Ists 00
do 4s OSii
The total sales of stocks today were 426,700
shares. The closing quotations were:
Atohison 20?ilTexas & Pacific.. 16W
do pref C3)iUnion Pacific 50
Bait. & Ohio 62 do pref Wt
Can. Pacific DSrWabash 6
Can. Southern ... 48V4( do pref 20
Ches. & Ohio 2&W'Wheellng' & L. E.. 10
Chi. Great West.. 13 do 2d pref 2S&
C, B. & Q 123ftWIecOitein Central. 18
Chi., Ind. & L 20iiP. C C. & St. L.. 70
do pref 52W EXPRESS CO.'S.
Chi. & East. 111... JGblAdams ,....115
Chicago & N. W..120 JAit.erlcan 146
C, R. I. & Pao....l0S (United States 40
C. C, C. & St. L. 00V4Wells-Farco 123
Colo. Southern ... 6. MISCELLANEOUS.
do 1st pref 43iAmer. Cotton Oil.
do 2d pref 16 dopref
Bel. &. Hudson. ...110 Amer. Halting ....
Del., Lack. & W..182 do pref
Denver & Rio Gr. 20 Amer. Smelt. & R.
do pref 72'Kl do pref
Erie 12IAmer. Spirits
do 1st pref 37! do pref
Great North. pref.l07a Amer. Steel Hoop,
Hocklnjr Coal .... 1
do pref 84li
Hocking Valley .. 34
Amer. Tin Plate... 33
do pref S2U
Amer. Tobacco ....10i
do pref 130
Anaconda Mln. Co. 44
Illinois Central ...11341
Iowa Central 13
do pref OO'aI
Kan. C. P. & G.. 129
Lake Brie & W... 21
Brooklyn K. a' tm
do pref 84jsCoIo. Fuel & Iron.
Lake Shore 194
Louis. & Xash.... 82V4
do pref 84
07Mj Federal Steel 54
Met. St. Ry 177Vi
do prei 74
General Electric ..127
Glucose Sugar .... 03
do pref 100
Int. Paper 22V1
.Mexican Central .. 1Z
Minn. & St. Louis tt2
do pref u
Missouri Pacific .. 45
Mobile & Ohio...
M.. K. & T
New Jersey Cent
New York Cent.
JZ do prei us
10lLa Clede Gafl 75
33 National Biscuit .. 30
117 do pref ., 00
133 National Lead .... 24
31 do pref 105
Norfolk & West
do pref 74-Ndtlonal Steel .... 48V4
Northern Pacific .. 03U do pref 00
do pref 74 N. Y." Air Brake. ..124
Ontario & West... 24North American .. 14
O. R. & N 42 'Pacific Coast 00
do pref 76 I do 1st pref 83
Pennsylvania ,...134 do 2d pref 63
Reading lSPaclflc Mall 51
da 1st pref 0SPeople's Gas 90
do 2d pref SOVi.Presaed Steel Car.. 05V5
Rio Gr. Western.. 4bMii do pref 87
do pref S7 Pullman Pal. Car.187
St. Louis & S. Fr. 10 Stand. Rope & Tw. 7
do 1st pref CS (Sugar 112
do 2d pref... .. 35 , do pref 112
St. Louis & S. W. 12 Tann. Coal & Iron. 09
do pref 30!U. S. Leather 13
St. Paul l'lt do prer
do pref 1'IWU. S. Rubber
St. Paul & 0 110 do pref
Southern Pacific .. 38' Western Union ..
Southern Ry 12'RepublIc Iron & 8,
do pref oS'.ii ao pref
Foreign Financial News.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. The Commercial Ad
vertiser's London financial cablegram says:
The markets here were cheerful most of the
day on persistent rumors of the relief of Lady
emlth, but toward the close African mining
shares broke on pessimistic reports that Colenso
had beep reoccupled by the Boers, that Colonel
Plumer's relief column had been broken up,
and that General MacDonald was severely
wounded. There was no authority for these
Btorlefi, except as to MacDonald, but the mar
kets were depressed by them. In the street
there was a rally on a circumstantial statement
that General Cronje was surrounded. Business
was at no time large, and the settlement waa
easy, exchange money being difficult to place.
Americans were the most active market on Lon
don buying, but they Magged on New York
sales. The bank bought 5000 gold in bars.
The week's outflow was 134.000. Call money
wae easy this morning, and. a little was repaid
to the bank, but in the afternoon there was
eonslderable fresh borrowing. Bills were scarce.
Silver was heavy on an Influx of Mexican dol
lars. Money, Exchnnce. Etc.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 21. Sterling on Lon
don 80 days, ?4 85; do sight, ?4 80.
Mexican dollars 4S4Sc
Drafts Sight, 15c; telegrpph, 17c
.NEW YORK. Feb. 21. Money On call:
t&idy at per cent; last loans, 2; closed
offoved at 1 per ccijt.
Pi'h'ue mercantile paper 15 per cent.
St6.x)4nE exchange Weak, with actual busi
ness ltr. bankers' bllle at $4 87 for demand
and at A S8'44 84 for 00 dajs; posted rates,
f4 SO aivx $4 83; commercial bills, $4 S3
Mexican dotltrs 47c.
Bonds GovA-nment, strong; state, strong;
LONDON, Feb. .Consols 101.
London ttock Market.
LONDON. Feb. 21.--nadlan Pacific, 101;
Union Pacific preferred.70; Atohison, 21; An
aconda. 0V1: Grand TrunX.- S.
i,iuiuj M. 3
Prices for Cereals in American and
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21. Nfc,x sales of -wheat
and barley; spot market quiet ev&d unchanged.
Spot quotations were:
Wheat No. 1 shipping, 97c; cbce, 08c;
milling. ?11 01. 4
Bariey-Fd. 7076c; brewing, 77&.'?S2c
Oatw-Gray, Oregon, U 071 1T; frilling,
$1 1591 17Vi: red; $1 12fel 20.
Call board sales:
Wfceat No sales; oash, aSc
Barley No sales.
Cora Large yellow. SI 051 05.
Chfeaffo Grain. Produce, Etc
CHICAGO, Feb. 21. May wheat. Influenced
Wheats Stock Brokers
DIRECT WIRES TO
e SECOND FLOOR
S. S. GEO. W. ELDER, S. S. NOME CITY
S. S. DESPATCH
The above first-class steamers will sail every 10 days
during the season' for Cape Nome. York a.nd St Michael
and Yukon rjver points.
First Sailing, May 15. ... '
FOIt RATES AND INFORMATION APS LY TO
F. P. BAOMGARTNER,
"IV. A. Mitchell & Co., Gcnernl, Agents,
by easier cables, opened a. shade lower, at 07
08c The strength of corn caused some buy
ing, which lifted the price to CSVSc There was
a good deal of eelllng: on foreign account up to
the last minutes, but there "was a falr commission-house
demand around OSc. The- market
ranged until near the end between 673J8c
Tho break In corn during he last half hour of
the aeselon. depressed the market. May touched
e7c, and closed steady, $iUp under"yester
day, at 6TG7T6c.
Corn opened Arm on the wet weather and
higher Liverpool cables, May at c lmr
provement, at 3533
Oats trade was email. Elevators were re
ported full and the country districts long. May
closed o lower.
Provisions were weak, depressed by the ex
ceptionally heavy hog receipts. The price was
gradually forced down by liquidation, and the
close was weak. May york closed 10317c
lower. May lard 15o down and May ribs 10
There will be no seeslon of the boqrd tomor
Tie leading futures ranged as follows:
Opening. Highest. Lowest. Clot.
February $0 6GVi $0 60 . ?0 60J4 $oe6
.. tfi'A 03ft Oift Oi'M
... OStf, & 63 CS'4
. 35 s5
. 35 35
. 23 23 23 23
.10 05 10 07
.10 05 10 07
. 0 02 005,
. 612 612
. 6 00 6 02
. 000 002
Cash quotations were as fojlows:
Wheat No. 3 spring; 63CSc;'No.
Corn No. 2, 34c. '
Oats-No. 2, 2323c; No. 2 white, 2526c;
Rye No, 2, 53c.
Barley No. 2, 37045c,
Flaxseed No, 1, $1 00.
Timothy eeed Prime, ?2 Aty$ 45.
Mess pork ?9 0010 S5 per Ijbl.
Lard-$5 775 S2 per cwt.
Short ribs Sides, loose, $5. 80ft 10.
Shoulders Dry salted, bused, 0 56 50.
Short clear sides Boxed, JOQC 10.
Butter Firm; creamery, 1024c; dairy,, 10
Cheese Pirm, 1213c
Eggo Weak; fresh, 1313c.
Flour, barrels 08,000 39,000
Wheat, bushela 64,000 14,000
Corp, bushela 707,000 170.000
Oats, bushels 414,000 105,000
Rye, bushels ....,,,,.... 5,000 7.000
Barley, bushels 03,000 25,000
New Yorlc Grain and Produce.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Flour Receipts, 19,
610 barrels; exports, 16,200. Market quiet and
Wheat Receipts, 141,600 bushels; exports,
153,558. Spot, weak; No. 2 red, 75o elevator,
77c f. O. b. Options opened firm on good
local and foreign buying, but were depressed
later by disappointing cables and prospects of
snow in the wheat belt ahead of cold weather,
light demand, and easier tendency of corn.
Closed weak at 6c net decline. No. 2 red,
March, closed at 75c; May, 73 15-1674 7-16c,
closed at 74c; July, 73TO 3-10c, closed at
73c; September, 7374c, cjosed at 73c.
Enropcnn Grain Mnrlseti,
LONDON, Feb. 21. Wheat Cargoes off coast,
nothing doing; cargoes ot passage, nothing
doing; No. 1 standard California, 20s Od; Eng
lish country markets, slow.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 21. Wheat, dull; wheat
and flour In Paris, weak; French country mar
kets, quiet and steady. Wheat Spot, dull; No,
1 California, stocks exhausted. Futures, quiet;
March, 5s 9d; May, 5s 0d.
Corn Spot, American mixed, new, quiet at
33 8d; do old, quiet, 33 Od. Futures, quiet;
February, 3s 8d; March, 3s 8d; May, 3s Td.
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21. Wool Spring
Nevada, 1215c; Eastern Oregon, 1216c; do
Valley, 2022c. Fall Northern, mountain, 10(3
12c; mountain, 8 10c; plains, 810c; Humbolli
and Mendocino, 1517c per pound.
Hops 1809 crop, ll13c for choice.
Millstufts Middlings, $17 50S20; bran, $12
13 per ton.
Hay Wheat. $6 509 50 per ton; wheat anJ L
cat, ?0 5069; barley, $57: alfalfa, $67 60;
clover, ?7S per ton; atraw. 30943c per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose. 80S5c river Burbanks,
G075o; Salinas Burbanks, S0c$l 10; Oregon
Burbanks, 75c$l 10 per sack; sweets, $1 1&3
1 85 per cental.
Onions $1 752 25 per cental.
Citrus fruit Mexican llmei, $45; common
California lemons, 70cO$l 00; choice. $1 7&3M
Tropical fruit Bananas. $1 00 Q 2 SO pet
bunch; pineapples, nominal.
Apples 41l 25.
Butter Fancy creamery, 23c; do seconds, 2J
22c; fancy dairy, 1020c; do seconds. 1718c;
pickled, 2224c; firkin. 2t(J22c per pound.
Cheese New. lOQMc: Eastern, 1017c pel
pound; Young America, lullc; Weitera,
1310 per pound.
Eggsj Store, 1215c; Eastern, cold storage,
nominal; ranch, 17c per dozen.
Receipts Flour, quarter sacks, 25,324; do Or
egon, 8736; wheat, centals, 23,450; oats, cen
tals, 600; do Oregon, 2030; beans, sacks, 225;
potatoes, sacks, 805; bran, sacks, 200; do Ore
gon, 1045; middlings, sacks, 211; do Oregon,
331; Tiay; tons, 516; wool, bales, 15; hides, 325.
CHICAGO. Feb. 21 Cattle Choice about
KlA,TTti-ll 11 .
u'0 "uer,iaBprescnpHonoiainmousfcrancnpnys,jaon,wui qniwciycnreyou 01 au
nervous or diseases of the generative organs, such as Lost SInnhood, Innoinnla,
Paiito In Ibe Back, Seminal Embilem, KervaaS Debility, Pimple
VstfHnes to Murrj, Exhaultne ilrnln. Tarlcooolf and Conatipntiosu
It stops all losses by day or night. Prevents quickness of discharge, which If nut checked
leads to 8nermatorrhcea and all tho horrors pt impotency. i'UPIDENE cleanses the
11 er' l v-e fc,dnera MMl U16 urinary orjaus of all Impurities. CUPIDEME atrengthena
SQd restores small wpak onrans.
TrrT?SISn.,8uffer.Br8 ? not CTrea y Doctors bbecause 0 per cent are troubled with ProstaMtl.
OUPIXIENE Hie only known remrdy to cure without in operation. 5000 testimonials. A written
fi?n,Jeo,ve1n,Md'ani,,y WturnMllfflhoxesdoesnot effect a permanent cure, iU&box,0for$&G0.
byjnali. Send for KHUKcfrcul.-.r and testlmonlms.
, 1 1 Qoresa a w uii xi JtiuitijsE c.. po. Box S078, San Francisco. Ca
J For sale by w"oodart. Clarke & Cp.. Portland. Ox.
New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2S3 Washington St.
steady; others slow to shads lower; choice Texas
bulls steady; cow market and canners steady
to weak; feeders dull; good to choice. $5 10
5 80; poor to medium, $4Sn 1o; mixed etockers
$3 403 SO; selected feeders; ?4 254 75; good
to choice .cows. $3 $034. 35; heifers, $3 404 60;
'canners, ?2 203 00; bulls, $2 604 60; can
ners. $2 203 00; bulls, $2 604 30; calves,
$4 60&8; ied; Texas beeyes, ?4jgv5.
Hogs Market, 2 to 5c lower; top, $5; mixed
and butchers', $4 705; good heavy, $4 855;
rough heavy, ?4 704 SO; light, ?4 654 87;
bulk of sales, $i 804 05.
Sheep and lambs Steady; native wethers,
SM 005 75; Western wethers, $4 75 65;
lambs. ?5T; Western lam.0. $67.
Receipts Cattle, 18,000; hogs, 42,000; sheep,
OMAHA, Feb. 21, Cattle Receipts, 3100.
Market sjow to 10q higher; native beef steers,
$4S 35; Western steers, $3 804 70; Texaj
steers, $3. C54 25; cows; and heifers, $3 25
4 25; canners, $2 253 25; stackers and feeders,
$3 G04 85; calves, fi7 25; bulls and stags,
Hogs Receipts, 0300. Market 5c lower;
heavy, 754 85; mixed. $4 724 75; light,
?4 C54 75; bulk of sales, 4 724 80.
Sheep Receipts, 0000. Market steady; lambs,
$5 5035 70.
KANSAS CITYt Feb. Si. Cattle Receipts,
0000. Market 5$10c lower; Texas steers, ?3 50
4 80; Texas cows, 2 752& 25; riatlve steers.
$3 75g5 35; native cows and heifers, ?24 20;
stockers and feeders, $3 255 35; bulls, $3
Hogs Receipts, 12,000. Market 5c lower;
bulk of' sales, $4 704 77; heavy. $4 72
4 85; packers. $4 704 82; mixed. H 054 70;
lights. $4 30(1 72; Yorkers, 54 704 72;
pigs, $4 104 60.
Sheep Receipts. 2000. Market steady; lambs,
$5 COgS GO; muttons, ?3 30 75,
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Except for a slight
concession in the price of spelter and a nominal
advance In tin, the market for metals was with
out change, so far aa prices were concerned.
Business, If anything, was less active, althougb
dull enough to begin with. Lake copper closed
at $16 25; tin, after Ipactjve and almost nomi
rial market, closed at $31 2512; spelter, closed,
with a downward tendency, at $4 554 05;
lead closed dull and more or less nominal on
the basis of $4 704 75. The firm that fixes
the gelling price for miners and smelters quotes
lead at f4 45. at the clpoe. Bar silver. 00c.
SAN FRANClSCOt Feb. 2L Bar sUvex. 69c.
LONDON, Feb. 21. Bar silver, 27d.
Coffee n,nd Sugar.
NEW TORK, Feb. 21. Coffee options closed
barely steady at unchanged prices, to 10 points
decline; ruled fairly active. Sales, 37,250- bags,
including March, fT3T 05; May, $7 107 15;
July, $7 157 20; spot Rio, dul; N,o. 7 invoice,
8c; No. T. Jobbing, 0o; mild., quiet; Cordova
Sugar fiaw, steady to firm; refined, quiet.
An Infant InduBtry.
New York Times.
Take the government out of the part
nershtp demolish the tariff wall behind
Which these incredible profits have "been
gathered in, and the Carnegie company
would no longer be able to tax the busi
ness of the country as it has. taxed ft for
the last eight years. "What a monstrous
and -wicked He the plea for the protection
of our Infant industries appears to be In
the light of these revelations!
Bin C 11 a non-DoIsonom
remedy for Gonorrhoea,
Whttee, unnatural dlr
at (o lUUittu
charces. or any influmma-
IPrcTtau ceautlea. tion of inuconi mertf
theEyANSChehIOM.Co. branes. Non-Mtringcnt,
LCIKCIK3ATI.0.I J Sold ly Jttmcelatm,
t.S. A. 7. Hor fent In plain wrapper,
v - - 1 uj QAprcvB, prep&m, 101
S VU 91-(, or 3 bottles, p.75.
nubiuar m uu rsqiMit.
Astpria & Columbia
River Railroad Co.
For Mftygers, Rainier,
Clifton, istoria, War
renton. Flavcl, Ham
mond. Fort Stevens,
Gearhart Park. Seaside.
Astoria and Seashore
8:40 P. M.
Ticket ofUce, 253 Morrison st. and Union depot.
J. C. MAYO. Gen. Pass. Agt.. Astoria. Or.
WASHINGTON & ALASKA
Steamship "CITY OF SEATTLE" will leave
Seattle at 8 P. M. on Thursday, Feb. 22. and
every 10 days thereafter, tor Vancouver, Ketah
ikan, Juneau and Skagway, making trip from
Seattle to Skagway in 72 houra,
For .freight and passage inquire of
DODWELL & CO.. LIMITED. AGENTS,
VANCOUVER TRANSPORTATION CO.
Steamer Undine, Captain Charles T. Kamm,
leaea Vancouver at 8:30 A. M. and 1 P. M.
Leaves Portland at 10:30 A. M. and 4:30 P. M.
Sundays excepted. For freight or paage ap
ply on board, foot of Taylor street. Round trip.
- -j 7mmr . ... . . ovt tr"Tw
"Union Depot, Slxtb and J Streets.
TWO TRAINS DAILY
FOR ALL POINTS EAST
"FAST MAIL AND PORTLAND - CHI
CAGO SPECIAL nOOTB."
Leaves for the East via Spokane daily at 3.45
P. M. Arrives at 800 A. M.
Leaves far the East, via Pentfletoa and Jl
ington. dally at 8.0 P. M. Arrives, via Hunt
ington and Pendleton, at 6:46 P. M.
THROUGH PULLMAN AND TOURIST
Water lines schedule, subject to chage with
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE.
OCEAN DIVISION Stoamsblps sail fr-m
Aluswerth dock at 8:00 P. M. Leave Portland
Columbia, sails Thursday. Feb. 1. SwHtay. F
11; Wednesday, Feb. 21. State of California
sails Tuesday, Feb. 6; Friday. Feb. 18; Mon
day. Feb. 20. .,
From San Franciscor-State wf California
Friday, Feb. 2, Monday, Feb. 12. Thursday.
Feb. 22. Columbia sails Wednesday. Feb. :
Saturday. Feb. 17; Tuesday. Feb. 2.
COLUMBIA RIVER DIVISION.
PORTLAND AND ASTORIA.
Steamer Hassalo leaves Portland dally. exeet
Sunday, at 8 00 P. M.; on Saturday at 10:0 T.
M. Returning, leaves Astaria dally, except Sun
day, at 7:00 A. M.
WILLAMETTE RIVER DIVISION
v PORTLAND AND CORVALLIS. OR.
Steamer Ruth, for Salem, Albany. CrvaHis
anS way points, leaves Portland Tuesdays.
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6.00 A. M. Return
ing, leaves corvaius jHonaays, vybubctimjo
Fridsrs at 6:00 AM. m
- Steamer Modoc, for Salem. Independenee an
way points. leavta Portland MoBdays.'WedBW-
hdays and Fridays at 8.00 A. M. Returning.
leaves tnaepenaenee Tuesdays, rnursimja ami
Saturdaj-s at 5 30 A. M.
YAMHILL RIVER ROUTE.
PORTLAND AND DAYTON. OR.
Steamor Elmore, for Dayton and way potato,
leaves Portland Tuesdays. Thursdays and Sat
urdays at 7 A. M. Returning. leaves Dayton for
Portland and way points Mondays. Wednesday
and Fridays at 0 A. M.
SNAKE RIVER ROUTE.
RIPARIA. WASH., AND LEWISTON, IDAHO.
Steamer Spokane or steamer Lewieton leaves
Rlparia dally at 1:20 A. M.. arriving at LewlsWn
at 12 o'clook noon- Returning, the Spokane or
Lanlston leaves LeWLston dally at S:30 A. M.,
arriving- at Rtparla same evening.
W. H. HURLBURT.
General Psosenger Agent.
V. A. SCHILLING. City Ticket Agent,
Telephone Main 712.
CHINA AND JAPAN. FROM PORTLAND.
In connection with THE OREGON RAILROAD
& NAVIGATION CO. Schedule. 100 (subject to
, Fes. 20
"ARERGELDIE" March 21
"MONMOUTHSHIRE" April 8
For rates, accommodations, etc., apply to
DODWELL & COMPANY. Limited,
General Agents, Portland, Or.
To principal points in Japan and China.
Drpot Fifth aal I Strejti
far Salem. Rose
burg. Ashland. Sac
San Francises. Me
lave. Los- Angeles,
EI Paso, New Orw
leans and the EaJt.
iflally except Sun
day), morning train
c&nnects with train
far Mt. Angel, Sli
v e r t on. Browns
ville. Sprtngfl 1 d
and Natron, and
evenfvg train for
Mt. ACgel and SU
verton. Corvallls passenger.
7:00 P. M
9:15 A. M.
7:00 P. 34.
117:30 A. M
114:30 P. M.
115:50 P. M.
ItS-S A. M
Dally. IIDally except Sunday.
Rebate tickets on sale between Portland, Sac
ramento and San Francisco. Net rate $17 first
class and $11 second class, including sieepvr
Rates and tickets to Eastern points and Eu
rope. Also JAPAN. CHINA. HONOLULU and
AUSTRALIA. Can be ooUIned frem J. U.
KIRKLAND, Ticket Agent. 134 Third st.
Passenger Depot, toot of Jefferson Street.
Leave for Oswego dally at 7:20. 9:40 A. M.
1?:30, 1.05, 325, 5:15, 8:25, 8:00. 11:38 p. jj !
and 8:00 A. M. on Sundays only. Arrive a:
Portland daily at 6:35, 8:30, 10:fi0 A. M.'
1:35. 3:15, 4:J0, 6:20, TrfO, lO.Ofe p. ir.; 12:40
A. M. dally, except Monday, 8:30 and 10:05 a.
M. on Sundas only.
Leave for Dallas dally, except Sundav. at
4:30 P. M. Arrive at Portland at 9:30 A. M.
Passenger train leaves. Dallas fer Alrlie Mon
days, Wednesdays and Frldaya at- 2:40 P. 11
Rpturna Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays.
C H. MARKHAM.
Gen. Frt. & Pass. Agt.
Pacific Coa3t steamship Co.
THE COMPANY'S elegant
steamers. Cottage City, City
of Topeka and Al - Ki leave
TACOMA 11 A. M-. SEATTLE
0 P. M.. Feb. 4, 0, 14, W. M.
Mar. 1, 11. 16, 21, 20, 31, Apr.
5, and every fifth day there
after. For further Information
obtain company's folder.
The company reserves the right to change,
steamers, sailing dates and hours of sailing
without previous notice.
AGENTS N. POSTON, 248 Washington at..
Portland. Or.; F. W. CARLETON, N. P. R. R.
dock. Tacoma; J. F. TROWBRIDGE. Puget
Sound SUpt., Oeean dock. Seattle.
GOODALL. PERKJNS & CO., Gen. Agts.. 3. P.
SOO PACIFIC LINE
Offers the LOWEST P.ATE3 and BEST SERV
Ice to and from all Eastern points and Eurooa.
Through tour.st cars from coast to St. Paul.
Toronto. Montreal and Boston WITHOUT
Direct Route to
Kootenay Mining District
Canadian Paclfle ttjil vail uvxibjxH, lines u
la par anl Antral.
Fci rate and Information, apply to
H. H. ABBOTT. Agsac.
E. J. COYLE, 146 Third street, city.
A. q. P. A.. Vancouver. B. C
WHITE COLLAR LINE
COLUMBIA RIVER & PUGET SOUND NAV1-
PORTLAND AND ASTORIA.
BAILEY GATZERT (Alder-street dvex)
I Leaves Eartland daily every mernlas at 7
o'ojook, except Sunday. Relurnlng, leaves As
toria every night at T o'otoct exempt Sttactai.
Oregon rooae ilaki 331 Cotumbta pnese 331.
U. DL SCOTT. Presbleat.
IZzI SUNSET -Tl
O occeuv shasw.
THE FASTEST AND MOST
The Direct Line to Denver, Omaha.
Kansas City and St. Louu.
Only 34 Days to Chicago,
Only 4J4 Days to New York and
other Principal Eastern cities
Tbroujpk Pallmaa Palaee Sleeper
Dining- Can (meals la earte), a
Free RccllHlnsr Chair Cam
Operated Dally ea Vxt Mali Trataal
Through tickets, baggage cheeks and sleeping
car aeeemmedattena en be arranged at
CITY TICKET OFFICE
1 32 Third Stcc et ParMaHd, Otegoa
J. H. LOTHROP. GSOROS LANO.
Gta'l Agaac 0y Psm. .V "Sk.. Agt
THE DINING CAR ROUTE FROM PORTLANQ
to the sxm:.
THE ONLY DIRECT LINE TO THE YELLOW
fates let,r!ttt Hi Str Arrive
raet BMtt Mr "Baee- i 39 U
Gray's Haeber aaJ
9tith Bend potnto.
C. PuUbmb. Mxeaw.
t9 P. M,
Hump mining country.
I St. Paul. Omaha. Kan
sas Cltx. 3C hoHH.
Cbleago and all polnu
r:W A. M.
est and sotttneoac
PBKdt SMIltal Kpta
fer Tacosaa and 3al
and mteraiedte paints
Pullman nrst-class and tsttrlM irteepers to Min
neapolis. St. Paul and Mtemm river 9tmta wlih
Vestlbulad trains. Union depet eonnccttoos 1
all principal cities.
Baggage cheeked to feMtnattoR f tickets.
Fer handeonvely Illva4ratea deecrlnttve 0Mlter
tickets, sleeping-ear reeervausa. k., eall oa ox
A. D. CHARLTON
Assistant General Passeagtr Asreat,
255 aiorriuen St.. Car. Thlrtl,
Every Monday and TlmMuVny,
the Burlington d Kertlkorn
Paclfte railways run tttremsh
tourist 9lping-cr from Seat
tle to Kansas City.
It leaves Seattle at 4:3( P. M.
Passengers from Portia! con
nect with K. at FuyalhiPt leav
ing Fortkuia at 11 : A- X.
This is the OXLT through
torfet ear from the 7vgt
sound cowtry te Mia aeuattnaot.
Tlekto and feerMig at
MO 3d Street, mtmt S4rl, PwHiai, fcjM.
R. HP. FOSSEBR,
GBO. S. TAYLOR.
City Passenger Age!.
GO EAST VIA
THROUGH SALT LAKH CITY, DEXVEIfe
OMAHA. OR KANSAS CITY. WITH
CHOICE OF TWO ROUTB5.
Via the fast malt line er the seenle Ma tbrtHirt
THE PORTLAND-CHICAGO SPECIAL
Is tne ftnec-etiined trabi in tn Went, feat
ures betng' eptendid dtarias-ear srvte (meatt
a la carta). ad the modern Bwet-14brarjr car.
lEAVwe PMKifD m t&tt, mx. xi im ?. i
Far rallread aaJ sHqnlng-ear tickets and all
etner tnfrmathm annty te
CLTY TICKET OFFICE
124 Third Street Portland, Oregaa
W. K. COMAN. J. R. NACBL,
City TttWtt Agt.
Ticket OfBeet 122 Tlstrd St. Than a H
8:43 P. M.
The Flyer, dntly to maA
from 5c Paul. Mlnne.'
spoils. Duiutn. Catcag'
and all inu Msec
Tcroqgh Palo.ee and Teartst 3r, DtBtsj
and Kenan deaening-Ltbenry Cars.
JAPAIS - AMERICAN LINE
STEAMSHIP TOSA MAFU)
For Japan, GMaa and alt Asiatic petals ta
Afeeert Feerttary 22tL
SaJNKtf,! iS 3&