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THE MOBNING OKEGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1901.
COMING TO OREGON
Homeseekers by Hundreds
Load the Trains.
THE CHEAP RATES MOVE THEM
Twenty Per Cent of Immigrants by
Northern Linen Are Bound for the
State of Oregon-Many Carloads
Come TlirongTh Huntington.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 15. Of the 1G0O
homeseekers who came through Spokane
this afternoon, 200 left for Portland and
other Oregon points by the O. R. & N.
Two hundred more, who will visit Puget
Sound points on their stop-over tickets,
say their ultimate destination is Oregon.
Talks with the homeseekers reveal that
Oregon has been well advertised in the
territory embraced within the scope of
the homeseekers" rates. The Webfoot
state will catch at least 20 per cent of
the immigrants coming by the Northern,
HUNDREDS THROUGH HUXTINGTOX.
Every Train Carrie Extra Cars and
All Are Well Laden.
Homeseekers are pouring into Portland
over the O. R. & N. through both Hunt
ington and Spokane. Two extra cars ar
rived on the Spokane train yesterday
morning, there were four extra on the
Union Pacific train that arrived last even
ing, and five extra on the Union Pacific
train that arrived at 2:30 this morning.
There are four extra cars on the Union
Pacific train due at 8:30 this morning. On
these 15 extra cars there were and are
no less than GOO homeseekers bound for
various points adjacent to Portland.
None of these have return tickets, be
cause that form of ticket was not sold,
but not all of them are expected to lo
cate In the Northwest at this time. Many
families are among them.
The heavy traffic put the trains behind
time, and a small mud slide at Dodson's,
a few miles this side of Bonneville, caused
still further delay, so the train due at
8:30 yesterday morning did not arrive un
til 7:45 last evening. The following train,
duo at 4:30 last evening, arrived at 2:30
this morning. The track Is now clear.
RIGHT-OF-WAY CASE AT KALAMA.
Same Proceeding an at Vancouver
the Day Before.
The matter of the Washington & Or
egon Railroad Company against the Port
land & Puget Sound Railroad Company
to get possession of the right of way
of the latter company between Kalama
and Vancouver was heard at Kalama yes
terday. The same motions were made,
the same arguments and the same rulings
as at Vancouver, Thursday, and the same
result was attained. Judge Miller took
under advisement the question as to the
priority of the rights of the Washington
& Oregon Company, the petitioner, and
the Columbia Valley Company, which, as
before, was permitted to intervene. The
same witnesses that were at Vancouver
testified, the Columbia Valley making
even a stronger showing as to priority of
survey in Cowlitz County, from Martin's
Bluff north to Kelso and south to Lewis
River, than it did in Clark County. It
also showed that the reason It had not
proceeded to condemn the right of way
In question was that negotiations had
been opened with the company that
owned the property, the successful con
clusion of which would have rendered
condemnation unnecessary. The 'Jury to
fix the value of the property In Cowlitz
County was called for March IS.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Feb. lo.-Judge
A. Li. Miller, of the Superior Court, ac
companied by the attorneys Interested In
the railroad condemnation proceedings
had here yesterday, left by special steam
er this morning for Kalama, where simi
lar proceedings were heard today, touch
ing the Portland & Puget Sound Rail
road's right of way In Cowlitz County.
X. P. R. R. "DOUBLE-CROSS."
Tncoraa Paper Say It Got Worst of
Deal With President Hill.
On the theory that the Northern Pa
cific RSllway Company had been induced
to sell its interest in the Portland &
Puget Sound Railway Company to the
Union Pacific, the truth of which Is de
nied by at least one of the parties men
tioned in connection with the transac
tion, the Tacoma Ledger comes to the
"There can be no doubt but that the
Great Northern has given to the North
ern Pacific what Is called the 'double
cross' In its alliance with the Union Pa
cific and Its connecting lines. Without
the connivance of the Great Northern, It
is said, the Union Pacific could not have
bought the Interest of the Northern Pa
cific In the Portland & Puget Sound road,
and therefore would not have been able
to reach this territory.
"Let the future action of the roads be
what they may, -it Is said there will be
a new line to this territory within a few
months, and that the fight waged by the
Northern Pacific for many years to keep
other lines out of Portland, by way of
the Sound, has at last been lost."
NEW ROADS IX MEXICO.
To Develop Mining; and Aprlcultnre
In Xorthvreern Provinces.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 15. The Exam
"It has leaked out that one of the ob
jects of the visit of President Hays, of
the Southern Pacific, to New York, is to
consult with the directors regarding pro
posed extensions In Mexico. The company
owns the New Mexico, Arizona & Sonora
Railway. It runs from Benson, a station
on the Sunset route, southwest via So
nora to Guaymas, on the Gulf of Cali
fornia. "It Is proposed to build two extensions
on thq road. One is to be 90 miles long,
and will tap vast beds of coal In the
State of Sonora. The other extension Is
to start from a station called Ortiz and
run to Mazatlan. 420 miles to the south
ward. It is expected that this road will
greatly develop mining claims and agri
cultural districts In many sections of
WOX'T AFFECT THE PAXAMA.
Freight to Go Via Opcilen Formerly
Parsed Aronnd the Horn.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. The Journal of
"Vice-President Hawley, of the South
ern Pacific Railroad, has confirmed the
rfport that arrangements had been made
for handling, via San Francisco, freight
from South American ports destined for
Eastern States and Europe, which for
merly was shipped via the Panama Rail
road. This arrangement Is due to the
termination of the contract between the
Panama Railroad and the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company, and establishes a
new branch of freight business for the
"An official of the Panama Railroad
Compiny, when questioned with regard to
the new ceal and its effect on that road,
said thnt the Panama Railroad, at the
present time, is handling a large volume
of traffic both ways, and It Is his im
pression that the shipments which will
be made via San Francisco from South
American ports for New ork and Europe
will ccnslst chiefly of cargoes which pre
viously have been sent around the Horn.
The route via San Francisco, he said, is
much longer, and an unnatural route as
compared with that via the Panama Rail
road. He Inclined to the belief that the
Southern Pacific deal will not make any
serious inroads on the traffic handled by
the Panama Railroad and Its steamship
Xo Attempt to Get White Labor.
PORTLAND. Feb. 15. (To the Editors
Superintendent McGuire. of the Astoria &
Columbia River Railroad, in The Ore
gonlan of Thursday, says he can not get
white labor and has to employ Japanese
as section men. He has not tried to get
white men. No order has ever been
placed by him with any of the under
signed Portland employment offices for
white men. The place to look for men
Is at the employment offices.
H. H. Higley Employment Office. 149
First street; R. G. Drake, 152 First street;
Mrs. R. G. Drake, 152 First street; Acme
Employment Bureau. 245V4 Morrison
street; George F. Barden. Barden's Em
ployment Agency, 167 Third street; E.
P. McCroskey & Co., 2264 Morrison street.
Hill and Xorthcra Pacific.
Wall Street Journal.
Interests which have been well advised
on Northern Pacific say that the stock
has been left to itself for a few days,
but will presently have another advance.
They say that Mr. Hill Is to become more
directly Identified with the management
and that arrangements will be made for
carrying out on that system more of the
methods which have worked so well on
Great Northern. This may Involve some
changes of officials. If such changes are
made, they will be regarded by Great
Northern people as Insuring increase in
the profits accruing to Northern Pacific
A Xevr Financing: Company.
NEW YORK. Feb. 1G. It was reported
In Wall street today that a financing
company, with $20,00,000 capital, was or
ganized some time ago by Kuhn. Loeb &
Co., JE. H. Harrlman and associates, to
acquire securities of railroad properties
as they may deem advisable, and to Is
sue in their place participating certifi
cates. It is assumed that securities of
the Chicago & Alton, Kansas City South
ern, Union Pacific. Denver & Rio Grande
and perhaps connecting or competing lines
of these will be included In the purchases
of the company.
Xow Ripley Denies It.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. President Rip
ley, of the Atchison. Topeka &. Santa Fe,
left for the West last night. Before leav
ing. Mr. Ripley stated that there was no
truth in the report that the Atchison and
Southern Pacific had entered Into a traffic
"We have many Interests In common,"
fald Mr. Ripley, "and these require fre
quent conferences between myself and
Mr. Hays, but there is no formal traffic
arrangement In contemplation, ndr is
there a union of interests in prospect."
Resumption on a "LoKglng Rnllrond.
CENTRALIA, Feb. 15. It Is rumored
here that work will be begun in a short
time toward extending and operating
what Is known as the Tacoma, Olympla
& Chehalls Valley Railroad, rtfnnlng east
from this city. This rosd extends several
miles Into the timber and coal lands lying
ea.t of here, and was used for several
yearr In drawing logs for the mills.
Should this report prove authentic, the
road will be a great advantage to Cen
trallh. St. Paul Lease Is Off.
CHICAGO," Feb. 15. The Times-Herald
tomorrow will say:
"The deal whereby the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul road was to be leased
to the Great Northern has been called off
because one or two large holders of St
Paul stock object to turning over to the
Harrlman-Hlll combination the accumu
lated surplus of the road. This surplus
Is estimated all the way from $10,000,000
Transfer Has Been Made.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15. Notwith
standing the denial of E. T. Earl, of the
statement that the Armour line has ab
sorbed the C. F. X., representatives of
both parties Interested In the deal admit
that It has been made. The Armour agents
here state, however, that the considera
tion Is Sl.750,000, Instead of $2,000,000, as
President Trumbull' Denial.
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 15. President
Frank Trumbull, of the Colorado &
Southern Railway, today published an offi
cial denial of the rumors that are in
circulation of a combination of a portion
or all of the system under his control
with any other road or roads.
William Reld, of the Portland, Nehalcm
& Tillamook Railroad Company, yesterday
returned from a trip to the summit of the
pass between Gales Creek and the Ne
halem Valley. He found the pass covered
with snow to a depth of 3VS feet.
The Union Pacific has given notice to
United States Treasurer Roberts that it
is prepared to anticipate the payment of
one of Its notes for $2,940,635, given In
settlement of the Government's claim
against the company. The note, which
bears interest at 3 per cent, matures Feb
ruary. 1902, so that the company will save
Interest and secure the release of an
equal amount of Central Pacific bonds
deposited as security. There now remains
14 unpaid notes of the above amount, ma
turing every six months for seven years,
0R0 GRANDE MINES.
Compnny Forming Here to Develop
Quartz Property Xear Lcvrlston.
Ex-State Senator J. N. Stacy, of Nez
Perces County, Idaho, Is at the Perkins
In company with Caleb Brlnton, of Elk
City, Idaho. Negotiations have been
carried out between them and Portland
men whereby a mining company will be
Incorporated with headquarters at Port
land, for the development of the Oro
Grande group of quartz mines near Elk
The character of the quartz, Mr. Stacy
says, Is free milling and exceedingly rich.
It Is the Intention of the company when
organized to put a stamp mill on the
property to treat the ore at the mine.
Several hundred dollars have been ex
tracted already by the use of a hand
mortar. A pay streak about four Inches
thick, shows free gold In large quan
tities and one sample of two pounds'
weight is valued at $30. A wheelbarrow
load Is said to have been taken out which
run up to $00, a hand mortar being used.
Mr. Stacy thinks Lewlston Is to be
the future Queen City of the Inland Em
pire. The mild Winters, fruit lands and
flowers of the valley make It a delightful
place to live In. The agricultural lands
eastward and southward for a hundred
miles v. Ill render grain-raising a paying
business for many years to como. Back
of this are stock ranges, mines and thou
sands of square miles of choice pine,
cedar and flr, all tributary to Lewlston,
and from thence down the "Snake and Co
lumbia Rivera to Portland, and the sea.
Lelwlston people are looking forward with
Interest to the building of the Missoula
cut-off, via their city, to the Coast.
Milwaukee Sentinel Sold.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Feb. 15. An
nouncement was made today that the
Milwaukee Sentinel has been sold to
Charles F. Pfister and other Republicans
of this city. The terms of the sale have
not been made public The new owners
will assume control next Monday. The
Sentinel is the oldest newspaper In Wis
consin, having been established in 1837.
Keep Politics Out-of Port .of
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. ACTS
Drydock Favored, bat It Should Be
Built by Men Familiar "With
the Shipping? Interests
of the City.
Commercial Portland protests against
the action of the Multnomah delegation
in the Legislature In making the Port of
Portland Commission a political prize.
Ten years ago the Commission was cre
ated to do work which rightfully be
longed to the United States Government
deepen the channels from Portland to the
sea and politics has never influenced It.
Its membership has been selected, with
out regard to party affiliations, and Its
duty has been discharged to the taxpayers
whose money it collected and spent. It
is now proposed by the Multnomah dele
gation to make the Commission a political
machine.. One of the most efficient mem
bers the Commission ever had E. T. Wil
liams Is removed because he happens to
be the business partner of Donald Mack
ay, a Republican leader, and the political
designs of the Multnomah delegation have
caused T. B. Wilcox and Charles E. Ladd
to refuse to serve longer on the commis
sion. Portland business men look with dis
favor upon the proposal to make the com
mission the adjunct of the political fac
tion which happens for the time being to
have a little power, and President Hahn,
of the Chamber of Commerce, was pressed
yesterday to call a special meeting of the
trustees to take action. He complied, and
the trusteca met at 10 A. M. An adjourn
ment was taken until 4 P. M., pending
the preparation of suitable resolutions. At
4 o'clock, the trustees reassembled and
unanimously adopted resolutions putting
the Chamber of Commerce on record 'in
the following important points:
First indorsement of the efficient and
economical management of the present
Port of Portland Commission.
Second Opposition to any change in the
personnel of the commission.
Third That the present commission be
authorized to build a $400,000 drydock.
Fourth Warning " the Legislature
against the great danger of Introducing
politics into the Port of Portland Com
mission. The resolutions were telegraphed last
night to President Fulton, of the Senate,
and Speaker Reeder, of the House, with
the request that they be read at the open
ing of the Legislature today. Senator Jo
sephl was requested "by telegraph to se
cure. If possible, a reconbldcratlon of the
vote by which the Port of Portland bill
of political Jobbers- fame, passed the Sen
ate yesterday. Following is the text of
the resolutions: -
Whereas, The Portland Chamber of Com
merce, in passing Ita "resolution of February 1,
1901, or Indorsing a measure authorizing th
Port of Portland Commission to erect a dry
dock, etc, the trustees of the chamber did not
contemplate that there would be any radical
change made in the' present personnel of the
commission, whose emclent and economical
record has been coupled with the knowledge
that they. have acquired, during their period of
service. They represent the Interests of the
city In closest touch with the shipping of this
port, aa well as Its general welfare. The trus
tees think by reason thereof that the present
Commissioners are especially qualified to per
form the duties of said commission with the
greatest economy and efficiency, which the
chamber thlnksjs the desideratum to the pub
lic In regard to any commission.
Resolved, That the Portland Chamber of
Commerce strongly recommends for your con
sideration the retention of -the-present board
as the Port of Portland Commissioners, and
suggests that the present law be not changed,
except to enlarge the commission's powers by
authority to Issue bonds, not exceeding $400,
000, and only such portion thereof as shall be
necessary to locate and construct a drydock
on the "Willamette River of such sire and con
struction as they shall deem most serviceable
for the public good, with the power and au
thority to maintain, repair and operate the
same after completion.
Resolved, That this chamber desires to qual
ify Its previous resolution regarding the pro
posed drydock measure If there is any likeli
hood of the commission being formed upon a
political basis, as the chamber is convinced
thkt In time such a move 'would be sure to
lead to lers competent and more costly man
agement, which would ultimately defeat the
much more Important -end had ln view a deep
channel to the sea when the present Port of
Portland Commission) was inaugurated. In
competent or lax management could scon In
crease the burden upon the taxpayers to such
an extent that they might Insist upon a. repeal
of the entire law.
Opinions of Merchants and Shippers.
A number of leading business men and
exporters were asked by The Oregonlan
yesterday for opinions on the advisability
of authorizing the Port of Portland Com
mission to issue $400,000 bonds to build a
drydock. There was but one objector I.
Lang. He realizes that Portland's busi
ness and shipping Interests would be ben
efited by a drydock, but he thinks taxes
are high enough, and that no additional
indebtedness should be created at 'this
time. Others think that the drydock
should be built by private capital, but
as there seems to be no prospect for such,
they waive whatever objections they may
have and say: "Let the Port of Portland
Commission build the drydock.'' The In
L. A. Lewis, president of Allen & Lewis
I think that anything that - tends ta
make Portland an economical port is to
be sought. I do not believe that a dry
dock is really a legitimate work of the
port, but in the absence of private enter
prise I would not object to the port un
dertaking It. Some proisIon( however,
should be made so that the dock could
be sold at any time and the port re
lieved of the responsibility of conducting
It. Persons directly engaged In the ship
ping business should be charged with the
duty of building and operating the dry
dock. William S. Slbson, president of the Port
land Grain Company A drydock Is a ne
cessity for the port, and the Port of
Portland Commission should build and
Peter Kerr, of Kerr, Glfford & Co., grain
exporters In view of the yearly growing
commerce of the Columbia River, and of
the facilities enjoyed by other ports on
the Coast, I am of the opinion that a dry
dock is essential if Portland Is to main
tain her position. I do not see that there
is any necessity for any change in the
personnel of the Port of Portland Com
mission. They are all men of ability
and Integrity, and have faithfully and
efficiently performed their duties.
William D. Wheelwright, president and
manager Pacific Export Lumber Company
There cannot be any question of the
desirability of a drydock from the point
of view of Portland's interests. The dock
should be built under the supervision of
the Port of Portland Commission, and be
managed by it. I am opposed to any
change in the personnel of the Port of
Portland Commission. There is no-question
that the Commission has done good
work, and never so good as in the post
year or two. It Is significant of -prevailing
political methods that the Commis
sioner who Is largely responsible for river
improvement and the good results ob
tained should be marked for removal.
His work was approved by an engineer
selected by objecting members of the
Commission, yet the Legislature proposes
to remove him because he Is the busi
ness partner of a gentleman who opposed
the election of the Citizens' ticket last
June. As a reward for faithful service,
the Commissioners should not only be
retained, but their duties enlarged by
giving them charge of the drydock.
James Laldlaw, British Consul I do not
see how any one who has considered the
shipping business at all can fall to bo
convinced of the growing necessity for
a drydock in the Columbia River. In
my annual commercial reports of 1S97,
1$9S and 1839, I referred to this and sug
gested that British capitalists should look
tinto the subject. As nothing has re
sulted from private enterprise, it seems
to mo that the only feasible body to take
it up is the Port of Portland Commis
sion. From my point of view it matters
little whether the dock is at Astoria or
Portland, but I do not see that the neces
sary funds could be obtained at the for
mer place, while. If empowered to do so,
the Port of Portland Commission could
readily secure the funds. I do not think
that the question of Its being a paying
proposition or not should influence action,
as it is so serious a drawback to a port of
the proportions of Portland that there
should be no facilities for examining a
vessel's bottom or for making necessary
repairs below water. I have always been
inclined to believe that a drydock would
pay fair Interest on the Investment, and
such an Improvement In the facilities of
the port would In Itself be a good invest
ment in view of the greater numbor of
sfeamers now trading here.
Charles E. Curry, manager of G. W.
McNear, grain exporter In the matter of
a drydock, I would say that I consider it
of the greatest -importance to the Stato
of Oregon, as well as the City of Port
land. The shipping business of the North
west is fast Increasing, and In order for
this port to maintain Its present prestige
in shipping and for foreign shipowners to
look with equal favor upon this port, it
will be necessary for this port to fur
nish equal facilities for repairing vessels
to those offered by neighboring ports. It
is not reasonable to suppose that foreign
.shipowners will look with equal favor
upon this port. If In the event of damage
to their vessel they are put to the extra
expense of a trip" to San Francisco or
Puget Sound for repairs. Whether Port
land Is the proper place for the drydock.
from a financial point of view, I am not
prepared to say.
Edward Ehrman, of Mason, Ehrman &
Co. I am strongly In favor of building a
drydock according to the plan as already
proposed. The slight Increase In rate of
taxation would be more than offset by
the great benefits that our city would de
rive In having such an important adjunct
added to our shipping Interests. The dry
dock should be under control of the Port
of Portland Commission, which commis
sion, as It Is now made up, Is fully com
petent to manage Its affairs successfully,
as has been proven by" past records. They
are representative business men, all being
more or less Identified with the shipping
business, which brings them directly In
contact with the purposes of the commis
sion. Politics should not be permitted to
interfere In the affairs of the Port of Port
land Commission, nor should petty differ
ences of private nature be allowed to
Jeopardize the very Hfo of the organiza
tion. Henry Hahn, of Wadhams & Co. Port
land's shipping Interests are handicapped
by the lack of a drydock. Since private
capital will not interest itself In the en
terprise, there should be no objection to
the proposal for the present Port of Port
land Commission to Issue bonds. The in
crease In taxes will be small compared
with the benefit to the city.
Solomon Hlrsch, of Flelschner, Mayer &
Co. Whether a drydock should be built
by the City of Portland, through tho or
ganization known aa the Port of Portland,
or whether It should be built as a private
enterprise. Is a matter to which I have
not given much attention. As a general
proposition, I am In favor of having a
drydock here, and am perfectly willing to
pay my proportion of the taxes necessary
to have it built, and, inasmuch as the
question has been agitated here for a
number of years, and private enterprise
has never yet succeeded in accomplishing
anything In that direction, it Is probably
better to do It through the Port of Port
land. George Taylor, of Taylor, Young & Co.
I xegret exceedingly that there Is an at
tempt to bring politics into the Port of
Portland Commission I think every one
who is .familiar at c'.l with the subject Is
in favor of a drydock, and I think it
should be under the control and manage
ment of the Port of Portland. At the
same time, there Is no necessity to Inter
fere 'with the Port of Portland Commis
sion. Leave it as It Is, with the increased
powers for the drydock. There never was
a time when the river was in such good
shape as it is at present, and this Is en
tirely owing to the Port of Portland. All
the present members are good men, and
especially so Is Mr. Williams, who has
brought his Intelligence and business sa
gacity which are of no mean order to
bear on the matters connected with the
deepening of the river, and In conjunc
tion with the other members of the Port
of Portland has given results of depth of
water never before attained. I believe the
present board should be sustained for the
good work they have done in the past, and
more appreciation shown them for the
work in the future. Let a suitable bill
be prepared for a drydock under the Port
of Portland Commission, without Inter
fering with the present commission.
I. Lang, of Lang & Co. While Port
land's shipping and business Interests
would doubtless be materially advanced
by tho establishment of a drydock, I do
not believe that our people are justified In
asking the Legislature to pass a bill au
thorizing the Issuance of bonds for the
purpose of building such a dock. We al
ready have a large bonded Indebtedness,
and I am not at this time In favor of In
creasing our Indebtedness for the purpose
Indicated. Were our financial condition
different, we might then be In position to
try the experiment, but our taxes are now
too high, and economy Instead of extrav
agance should be encouraged. While no
doubt the large sum of money necessary
to1 build a drydock would be economically
handled by our present Port of Portland
Commission, the disturbances that are
now taking place by reason of suggested
changes In this commission should be a
warning to us at this time to bo cautious
in the matter.
County Judge W. W. Travilllon, of
Baker, is at the Imperial.
Representative George Wheeler, of Ar
lington," passed through the city yester
day on his way home from Salem.
J. B. Nelson, formerly of The Oregonlan.
staff, now night manager of the Asso
ciated Press of Kansas City, Is in Port
land -and will remain a week here and
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Portland Mrs. J. B. Montgom
ery, at the Manhattan.
From Seattle C. G. Comodla, at the Im
perial. From Spokane Miss A. M. Elander, at
Get It Oat of Your Head.
Headache. You can by using Wright's
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For a Cold la the Head,
Laxatlro Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets.
SATISFACTORY DISTRIBUTION OF
MERCHANDISE BY JOBBERS.
Structural Materials and Railway
Supplies In Great Request Dan's
and Bradstreet's Reviews.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review tomorrow will say:
Business continues of good volume In
nearly all pares of the country, and re
ports from the West and Southwest of a
satisfactory distribution of merchandise
by Jobbers begin to have a familiar
sound. H-jtvy orders came from agents
on the road. There is no Important
change in prices in any department of
manufactuici goods, and some staples
rise while others decline, but the longer
the situation remains as at present, the
surer the business world feels about a
rise In prices in the future, for the do
mand for merchandise for prompt con
sumption does not decrease. Some prog
ress has been made In the direction of
settlement of labor differences In the far
West, and the temper of soft-coal min
ers Is amicable, while there is little
concern among steel Interests over the
sensational stories of organization at the
mills to enforce demands for higher
wages. The standard measures of busi
ness makes favorable comparisons.
At some points there Is evidence of
an inclination to delay operations In Iron
and steel until something definite Is kown
regarding the proposed combination, but
this applies only to small undertakings
which are Insignificant In comparison
with the urgent dealings that cannot be
postponed. Purchasers find difficulty In
securing even approximate dates for de
livery of goods In many products, and
mills are so far behind orders as a rule
that no new contracts are sought. Struc
tural materials and railway supplies are
In greater request, numerous heavy or
ders being accepted this week at full
prices. There Is no Inclination to shade
quotations of finished products, pig Iron
at FittsDU.-g being again advanced.
No sign of weakness Is apparent in any
department of the boot and shoe Indus
try. Some manufacturers have booked
orders that will Insure running on full
time well Into May, and It Is an excep
tional caie where jobhers can secure
March delivery even from the smaller
shops. Salpsmy: are returning from the
West and South with most cheerful re
ports, while local jobbing Is less brisk
than last week, there is no complaint.
Forwarding? from Boston were 57,437 cases
against S3,23. cases In the previous week,
and although the total for two weeks
Is somewhat rmaller than the 1S5.0GS cases
shipped Inst ytar. the movement In 1900
was heavier than In the corresponding
fortnight of any other year. News re
garding the textile manufacturings is
less encouraging, despite that sales of
wool at thr-e chief Eastern points rose
to 6.792,7'J2 pounds, far exceeding all re-ccn-
recoras. and showing a gain of 960,
COO pounds over the same week last year.
It was at this time In 1SC0 that the move
ment commenced to fall off and the de
pression began, which has continued ever
Cotton fabrics continue quiet and do
mestic mills are not fully occupied. Liv
erpool cables have given no support,
while Manchester is securing raw cot
ton from India In unusually large quan
tities. These Influences caused a further
decline in middling uplands, taking the
price to the lowest point In three months.
Exports In January were valued at $33,
S37.934, against $27,059,251 In 1S0O, but the
Increase was entirely due to an advance
of 2.2 cents a pound In the price, as the
quantity was 1S42 bales smaller.
Wheat was -advanced this week by re
ports of receipts at the mills unfit for
grinding. Tho flour output at Minne
apolis is much smaller than a year ago,
and a furtner decrerase Is expected. At
lantic expots of wheat. Including flour,
for tho week were 2,478,521. bushels, against
1,529.533 bushels last year.
Failures for the week numbered 257 In
the United States, against 21S last year,
and In Canada 40, against 42 last year.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. The following table,
complied by Bradstreet. shows the bank clear
ings at the principal cities for the week ended
February 14, with the percentaeg of Increase
and decrease, as compared with the corre
sponding neek last year:
Clearings. Inc. Dec
New Tork $1,400,078,000 05.1 ....
Boston 133.S14.0OO 0.2 ....
Chicago 12L'.:i51.0U0 0.8 ....
Philadelphia 70.Sri.000 4.0 ....
St. Louis 40.001.000 30.4 ....
Pittsburg 3U.755.000 60.3 ....
Baltimore 110,877.000 12.5 ....
San Francisco 23.113.230 23.2 ....
Cincinnati 1S,393.000 10.2
Kansas City 13.760.000 14.0
Minneapolis 8.577.000 4.4
Detroit 8.420.)00 7.2
Cleveland 14.O7K.O0O 14.4
Louisville 0.332.000 .... 4.S
Providence 0.5C0.000 12.8 ....
Milwaukee 0.251.000 8.8 ....
St. Paul 4.GO0.O0O 14.4 ....
Buffalo 4.003.000 4.0 ....
Omaha 5.SS1.000 10.4 ....
Indianapolis 7.C02.000 28.0 ....
Columbus. 0 5,031.000 25.8 ....
Savannah 4.435,000 .... 25.0
Denver 4.400.000 0.8
Hartford 2.1S1.000 4.0
Richmond 3.515.000 .... 12.5
Memphis 3.535.000 11.2 ....
Washington 3.033.000 34.3 ....
Peoria 1.014.000 2.2
Rochester 1.856.000 4.1 ....
New Haven 1.420.000 0 2
Worcester 1.407.000 2.4
Atlanta 2.314.000 18.4 ....
Salt Lake 3.042.000 40.7
Sprlngtleld. Mas 1.350.000 12.0 ....
Fort Worth 2.C30.000 81.0
Portland. Me 1.035.000
Portland. Or 2.023.582 13.3 ....
St. Joseph 3.60S.O0O .... 1.3
Los Angeles 2.U11.000 19.0 ....
Norfolk 1,107.000 .... 8.5
Des Moines 1,374.000 20.8 ....
NashUlle 1.C32.000 51.1
Wilmington. Del 1.117.000 22.7
Fall River S11.000 2C7
Scranton 1.220.000 28.8
Grand Rapids 1.151.000 .... 7.0
Augusta. Ga 1.610.000 S.2
Lowell 500.000 5.1
Dayton. 0 1.008.000 7.1
Seattle 2.05I5.G32 6.0 ....
Tacoma 1.007.500 34.2
Spokano 802 040 20.5
Sioux City 1.100.000 30.4 ....
New Bedford 470.000 1.7
Knoxvlllc. Tenn 524.000 50.0 ....
Topeka 1.130.000 83.4 ....
Birmingham 1.001.000 23.4 ....
Wichita 575.000 10.3 ....
Blnghamton 329.000 .... 11.5
Lexington. Ky 553.000 10.0 ....
Jacksonville. Fla.... 320.000 0.2
Kalamazoo 308.000 .... 2.8
Akron 591.000 30.3 ....
Chattanooga 475.000 32.3 ....
Rockford. Ill 354.000 20.8 ....
Canton. 0 320.000 30.0 ....
Springfield. 0 322.000 12.1 ....
Fargo. N. D 315.000 21.0 ....
Sioux Falls. S. D 172.000 60.2 ....
Fremont. Neb 107.000 13.7
Davenport 750.000 20.8 ....
Toledo 2.001.000 4.6 ....
Galveston 8.220.000 0.5 ....
Houston 7.S15.000 .... 2.7
Evansvllle 810.000 .... 13.0
Helena 006.000 73.0 ....
Little Rock CV5.000 14.5 ....
Toungstown 320.000 .... 1.2
Springfield. Ill 501.000 23.2 ....
Colorado Springs .... 1.331,000
TotAls U. S ..$2,050,820,181 30L5 TT
Totals outside- N. Y..$ C3C.75O.0O7 0.7 ....
DOMINION OF CANADA.
Montreal $ 13.Q10.27G .... 5.1
Toronto 10.5S6.000 11.7 ....
Winnipeg . 1,058.207 23.1 ....
Halifax 1.318.870 .... 3.0
Hamilton 736.1SG 4.3 ....
St. John. N. B 732.035 23.2
Victoria -175.810 19.4
Totals .T$ 20.447,386 iT 17
Trade Advices Reported to -be More
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. Bradstreet's to
morrow will say:
Trade advices are rather more cheer
ful. This applies as much as to current
retail business, which has been enlarged
with wintry weather, as it does to the
opening Spring trade which finds stim
ulation in the general confidence felt as
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November 28, 1900.
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to the general outlook for the coming
year. Prices show exceptional strength,
all things considered, the one weak spot
being raw cotton, which shares the rather
usual tone manifested by the cotton
growers und yarn markets. Foreign de
mand for our breadstuffs has been rather
better. Specially cheerful reports come
from the shoe and leather, the lumber
and the Iron trades, the strength of
prices of the latter having been Increased
by the talk of pending consolidations,
although the volume of business Is re
stricted from the same cause. Failures
are smaller than of late and current rail
road earnings show large gains over
good returns of a year go.
Despite the check given to business by
the talk of consolidations, a fair volume
of trade Is doing at all leading iron mar
kets, and the advances In these columns
last week are firmly held. Bessemer pig
is still selling at 513 25 at Valley furnaces,
equivalent to ?14 at Pittsburg, and sales
of 10.000 tons are reported. Immediate
deliveries of steel billets still cost 50
cents to $1 more than pool prices $19 i.
Chicago reports manufacturers' price lists
withdrawn pending the consolidation, but
that bllets are $2 a ton higher on sales
of 20,000 tons. Structural material Is act
ive and the largest consumption since
1S95 is looked for.
Wheat, Including flour shipments, for
the week aggregate 4.S14.S75 bushels,
against 4.997.S13 last week. 3,931,069 In the
corresponding week of 12C0, and 2,454,771
In 1S99. From July 1 to date, this season,
wheat exports are 125,790,374 against 126.
936.261 last season and 159,055.930 In 1S9S-99.
Failures for the week in the United
States numbered 226 as against 350 last
week; l9 In this week a year ago, and
ICO In 1S99. Canadian failures numbered
39, against 34 last week, and 25 in thi3
week last year.
In Flnanclnl ainrlcetn.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. Bradstreet's
financial review tomorrow will say:
Diverse Influences were npprent In the
action of speculation this week. In spite
of the strong tone which was manifested
early In the week, there were also Indi
cations of a disposition to take profits
In the rallrod shares list, based on the
belief that the Immediate developments
In connection with the Important combi
nations of properties had exhausted their
effect. There was a slackening of the
tendency to buy railroad shares and the
concessions In prices apparently encour
aged bearish operators to attack prices,
which they did on Wednesday with some
temporary success. On the other hand,
the Idea that the arrangement for the pur
chase of the majority Interest In the Car
negie Steel Company and Its probable
sequel In the form of a new and larger
combination of steel Interests than hes
yet been seen, were progressing favor
bly. held up the principal Industrial
stocks and kept the street waiting for
some anouncement in this connection.
Thursday, when prices In the railroad de
partment seemed liable to settle down
still further, the market as a whole was
again stimulated by the report that the
news of the rearrangement In the steel
Industry might be brought about at any
moment. It was further agreed that the
large financial Interests which are en
gineering the steel deal would be likely
to prevent any serious break In prices,
pending the consummation of their plans,
and this Idea seemed to find support in
the strength of the coal stocks and other
securities with which these Interests are
identified. There were no other factors
of general Importance materially to affect
the market at large. Reports of new
combinations in the railroad world were
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G. E. NEWBY, M. D
Res. Physician to Hospital.
Easton Hospital, Easton, Pa.
Oct. 26, 1900.
I have used Duffy's Pure Malt
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H. D. MICHLER, M. D.
&TO 7USZS 0X&
circulated, but did not gain, the same
credence as during the preceding fort
night. PRICES OF SHEEP.
Buyers and Grower Have Not
Agreed Upon. & Scale.
The price to bo paid for yearling weth
ers, which are to be driven out of East
ern Oregon this year, has not yet been
fixed, though buyers and growers are seen
a good deal together at the hotels of
Portland. I. A. Carson, a Wyoming buy
er, who paid $2 50 a head, for 9000 last
year, declares that he lost money oa tho
transaction. He expects to buy the same
class of sheep at $1 50 a head, after shear
ing in April. C. A. Rhea, a prominent
sheep raiser, offers $2 25 a head for 15.
000, and as yet has not secured any. Mr.
Rhea has sold at $2 50 a head 4000, which
he carried through the Winter. He does
not think sheepmen will quote below $2 50
"There are now 265,000 head of sheep
In Morrow County," Mr. Rhea said at
the Perkins yesterday, "and there will
be 150,000 lambs in the Spring; Fully 100,
000 sheep should therefore be sold, a3
mountain range Is becoming too scarco
for Summer pasture. The surplus can,
however, bo sold to Coast buyers, as tho
Puget Sound cities, British Columbia and
Alaska have to find their mutton in Ore
gon." James Wright, a North Yakima dealer,
who handled 40.000 head last year, i3 at
the Perkins. He is in the market for all
ho can buy "at the right price." He
talks of 2 50 as a fair figure, but fear3
he will have to pay more.
D. R. Castoday, a Rawlins, Wya, buyer,
is in the city with a view to talking with
shecpralsers. He will buy 10,000. he said,
if he can get them at figures which will
allow him. a fair profit, after shipping to
the feeding grounds East. At this tlmo
last year Eastern buyers were much more
In evidence than now, though there is
plenty of time to buy yet. as deliveries
are not made until after the wool is
sheared from the sheep in the Spring.
To Iteprulnte Grazlujy.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. Senator Car
ter, of Montana, has offered an amend
ment to the sundry civil appropriation
bill which has attracted a great deal of
notice and comment among Senators from.
Western States. It Is one of those amend
ments which proposes, in a general way,
to prescribe certain regulations govern
ing grazing on the forest reserves, and
is as follows:
"That any person residing within tho
limits of any forest reservation, or any
person who did reside therein at the time
of Its creation, or whose livestock had
ranged within the area covered by such
reservation prior to Its creation and still
ranges within Its limits, shall be per
mitted to graze livestock continuously
within the limits of such reservation
upon the condition that he will at all
times use his best efforts to prevent the
starting and spread of forest fires In
the locality In which his stock ranges."
There Is some little doubt If such an
amendment as this can be incorporated
in the bill at this time, when there la
practically no opportunity for debate.
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