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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1901)
THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1901.
The weather for the past week has been
sufficiently Springlike to admit of consid
erable plowing and other work on the
farm, and this has checked trading at
Interior points, but has- not apparently
hampered the movement of staples to the
Interior merchants. As usual at this sea
son of the year, there Is a weakening in
dairy products, and eggs are down almost
to the lowest figure reached last season.
There has also been a pronounced weak
ness In onions and potatoes during the
week. In the case of onions, this was
due to forcing the price up too high on
short notice, thereby curtailing the de
mand and bringing out large offerings.
Potatoes are weak under heavy receipts.
"Wheat, after a protracted spell of .dull
ness, yesterday showed signs of return
ing life, and the prices Improved In near
ly all markets. The wool situation re
mains unchanged, holders refusing to do
business at prices now obtainable. Some
business is reported in new-crop hop con
tracting. ' but an easier feeling in the
Eastern markets has had the effect of
checking this business, growers declin
ing to accept rates offered and dealers
not Inclined to advance the figures. Veal
Is weaker and pork is holding very steady.
Poultry is firm and chickens are selling
up around the best prices of the season.
A decline Of 20c on sugar was the most
interesting feature in the grocery market
during the week.
"WHEAT Seven ships, carrying over S00.
000 bushels of wheat, have finished load
ing this month, and there are 10 more in
the river, all of them under charter to
load wheat. Ordinarily this would indi
cate a free movement of wheat, but un
fortunately all of the business is on old
account, the cargoes having been bought
and sold long ago. There is very little
wheat coming out at present prices, and
"what little there Is commands more than
export values for milling purposes. Quo
tations are.nominal at 56c for "Walla "Walla
and 58c for bluestem, but from c to lc
more is paid for choice stock for mill
ing. Freights are easier, but are being
hammered down with difficulty, and every
owner who is dissatisfied with the offers
made for wheat loading seems to have
no difficulty in securing lumber charters
at full rates. Statements of the amount
of wheat on hand in the interior and
at tide water on March 1 confirm pre
vious estimates of about 36,000.000 bushels
for the crop of 1200 in Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho. These figures are mak
ing it somewhat difficult for certain au
thorities to dispose of several million
bushels which they accumulated "when
the frost was on the pumpkin and the
fodder In the shock." One of these au
thorities, with a shocking display of
grammatical construction, discredits the
crop figures presented by The Oregonian,
and ''sees no reason" why he should re
duce his figures to the limits warranted
by the facts in the case. There is no rea
son why those figures should be changed.
By the farmer's "combination clock,"
when the hands stood at C and 4, and the
beU struck 8. he knew it was 20 minutes
past 9. So with this expert's figures.
"When they were placed at 41,000,000 .bush
els, the trade understands the crop to be
about 35.000,000 to 36,000,000 bushels. This,
of course, leaves a surplus of 5,000,000 to
6.000,000 bushels to get out of the way be
fore another crop comes around. Some
years this Is fed to the hogs. Last year
the chickens ate the most of it with
out distending their craws. This year the
people will sit up nights and eat some
of it, and what is left will be blown away
as chaff by a liberal supply of wind that
Is always on tap. Enough wheat remains
on hand to fill all tonnage engagements,
and still leave a carry-over of fair pro
portions, but the foreign shipowners, who
hold up freights on the statement that
the three states produced 41,000,000 bush
els of wheat last year, will in time discov
er that they have made a serious mistake.
OATS AND BARLEY Receipts of oats
are of very moderate proportions, and
prices are firming up again. Best white
are In demand at 44c, and gray and mixed
at 42643c per bushel. Barley, which is tak
ing the place of oats to a ctrtain extent
for feed, is firm and higher, feed selling up
to $17 per ton, with any good stock com
manding ?1C 50 per ton. Brewing is in
poor demand, and is not commanding any
differential over feed at the present time.
WOOL AND MOHAIR The outlook for
mohair Is anything but bright, and from
present appearances the 1901 clip will sell
at much lower prices than were realized
last year. In wool conditions remain
practically unchanged In the local market,
and but little of the big carry-over stock
will be moved until the new clip and new
season prices are available. The East is
not showing much activity, but there
seems to be more of a belief that the bot
tom has been readied. The New York
Journal of Commerce, under date or
March 9, has the following:
The market for wool Is somewhat easier,
and yet ' quotations cannot be said to be
any lower. Raports of sales at reduced
prioes are current, but It is believed that
wherever those are made there Is som
special reason for It. There have been
sales, during the week which have been
rendered necessary by a desire for ready
money. These forced or distress sales,
however, should not be taken as a cri
terion of current conditions. Buyers have
been educated to believe that each week
a lower level of prices would be estab
lished, and this week lower offers were
made tljan It was. possible to obtain last
week, but where the wool was absolutely
needed It is probable that the prices paid
were equal to those current for the
last two weeks.
There is one factor, however, which
leads dealers to believe that the bottom
has been touched, or that there will be
little downward movement from now on
This is that outsiders-those who are not
members of the trade are beginning to
take an active interest In the market.
"When the wool market begins to be re
garded as a good field for speculators.
It must be because wools are as cheap
as conditions will warrant, and that there
Is little likelihood of radical reductipn.
Then, again, a good deal of wool that
has been sold during the last two or three
weeks has been by dealers who are be
coming convinced that the raw material
is good property.
BUTTER The market is holding fairly
steady, in spite of the presence of con
siderable California stock, which is sell
ing at much lpwer prices than can be
secured for Oregon creamery. The lat
ter is In demand at 22&25c per pound,
with dairy selling around 17200, more
of It going at .the former than at the
higher figure. Store butter Is weak on
account of- a plentiful supply, and only
moderate demand, the California article
taking the place of the Oregon product to
a certain extent.
EGGS There is a little more flnrness in
the egg market, and yesterday but few
were offering at Jess than 12c. Monday
and Tuesday some round lots were sold
as low as llgllc, but a brisk demand
from the north put up the price a frac
tion, and it will probably hang steady
around that figure for a few days. Re
ceipts are heavy, and the San Francisco
market is unusually low, with no out'
let for the surplus.
POULTRY ChickenB of jrood size and
In good condition are selling at the best
prices of the season, as high as ?0 being
paid yesterday for some choice stock.
Springs are also in good demand, and
even the "peepers" command ?5 per
dozen. Live -turkeys are mostly in poor
condition, and accordingly do pot sell
welL Some well-conditioned dressed tur
keys sold yesterday at 14614&c, and poor
stock at 12c per pound. Geese and ducks
are steady at quotations.
Portland $147,155 $102,070
Tacoma 183.275 40,109
Spokane 172.0S2 23.424
Seattle ,.... 30S.03D 117,251
Grain, Flour, Etc.
Wheat "Walla "Walla, 55tf?6!4: Valley,
nominal; bluestem, 5Sc per bushel.
Flour Best grades. $2 S0S3 40 per bar
rel: graham, 52 60.
Oats White, 44c per bushel; gray, 42
Barley Feed, $16 50gl7; brewing, 516 50
(17 per ton.
MIHstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; middlings,
$21 50; shorts, $17 50; chop. $16.
Hay Timothy. $1212 50; clover. $79 50;
Oregon wild hay, $C7 per ton.
Butter, EpBK, Poultry, Etc.
Butter Fancy creamery. 22&j25c; dairy.
l20c; store, ll(gl3c per pound.
Egge Oregon ranch, 12c per dozen.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3 50g5; hens,
$55 50; dressed, ll12c per pound:
Springs, $4(g5 per dozen; ducks, $5$;
geese, W38 per dozen; turkeys, live, 9Jp
10c; dressed, 1314c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13Q13&c;
Young America, 13&gi4c per pound.
Vegetable, Fruit, Etc.
Vegetables Parsnips, S5c; turnips, 5c;
carrots S5c sack; onions, $2 253; cab
bage. $1 651 75 per cental; potatoes, 4&
55c per sack; sweet potatoes, $1 65 por 100
pounds; celery, S0S90c per dozen; Cali
fornia tomatoes, $2 50 per box.
Fruit Lemons, choice, $2 00; fancy,
$2 502 75; oranges. $1 752 50 for navel;
$1 501 75 for seedlings, per box; pineap
ples, $44 50 per dozen; bananas, $2 50
3 per bunch; Persian dates, 6c per
pounds; apples, $11 50.
Dried fruit Apples, evaporated, 5Cc
per pound; sun-dried, sacks or boxes.
3Zf4c; pears, SQ9c; prunes, Italian, 67c;
silver, extra choice, 5fT7c; figs, California
blacks, 5c; figs, California white. 57c;
plums, pltless, white, 7c per pound.
Meat and Provlnlons.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers,
$4 75; ewes, $44 50; dressed, 6&&7c per
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5 OOfffi 25;
light. $4 755; dressed, 67c per pound.
Veal Large, 77c per pound; small,
89c per pound.
Provisions Portland pack (Shield
brand) hams, smoked, are quoted at 12&c
per pound; picnic hams. 9&c per pound;
breakfast bacon, 14&Ql5c; bacon, llc;
backs, lie; dry salted sides, 10 c;
dried beef, 15c; lard, five-pound pails,
lie; 10-pound palls, 10c; 50s, lO&c;
tierces, 10c per pound; Eastern pack
(Hammond's) hams, large, 12&c: me
dium, 12&c; small. 13c; picnic hams, 9&c;
shoulders, 9&c; breakfast bacon, 13&
15c; dry salted sides, 9V10Uc; bacon
sides, 10&113ic; backs, lltfc; butts, lOtfc;
lard, pure leaf, kettle-rendered. 5s, llic;
10s, lie; dry salted bellies, 10H?ic;
bacon bellies, ll12c; dried beef, 15tfc.
Beef Grosst top steers, $4 C04 75; cows,
$44 50; dressed beef, 7Sc per pound.
Groceries, Nutn, Etc.
Coffee Mocha, 232Sc; Java, fancy, 26
S2c; Java. good. 20524c; Java, ordinary,
lS5f20c; Costa Rica, fancy, lS20c; Costa
Rica, good, 16lSc; Costa Rica, ordinary,
1012c per pound; Columbia roast, $12 75;
Arbuckle's, $12 25; Lion, $12 25 per case.
Rice Island, 6c; Japan, 5c; New Orle
ans, 45c; fancy head, $77 50 per sack.
Sugar Cube. $S 25; crushed, $6 50; pow
dered, $5 E5; dry granulated, $5 Co; extra
C, $5 25; golden C. $5 15 net. half barrels
Kc more than barrels; sacks, 10c per 100
less than barrels; maple, 15lCc per pound.
Salmon Columbia River, one-pound
tails, $1 50Jf2; two-pound tails, $2 252 50;
fancy one-pound flats, $2(f2 25; -pound
fancy flats, $1 lOgl SO; Alaska tails $1
1 25; two-pound talis, $1 &G2 23.
Nuts Peanuts, 6&7c per pound for
raw, 9o for roasted; cocoanuts, 90c per
dozen; walnuts, 10llc per pound; pine
nuts, 15c; hickory nuts, 7c: chestnuts, 15c;
Brazil, lie; Alberts, 15c; fancy pecans, 12
g14c; almonds, lJj'gTTVic per pound.
Beans Small white, 5&c; large white,
5c; bayou, S&c; Lima, 6c per pound.
Grain bags Calcutta, $66 12& per 100
Coal oil Cases. 19c per gallon; bar
rels, 15&c; tanks, 13tc.
Stock salt 50s, $14 25 per 100; 100s, $13 75.
Hops, Wool, Hlden, Etc.
Hops 12gl4c per pound; 199 crop, G7c
Wool Valley. H15c; Eastern Oregon,
912c; mohair, 2123c per pound.
Sheepskins Shearlings. 15&20c; short
wool, 25g33c; medium-wool, 30Q'5Qc; long
wool, 60c$l each.
Tallow 3c; No. 2 and grease, 2g2&c per
Hides Dry hides, No. 1, 16 pounds and
upward, 1415c; dry kip, No. 1, 5 to 16
pounds, 1415c per pound; dry calf, No. 1,
sound steers, CO pounds and over, 7jSc;
do, 50 to 60 pounds, 77&c; do, under 50
pounds, C7c; kip, 10 to 30 pounds, 6&
7c; do veal, 10 to 14 pounds, 7c; do calf.
under 10 pounds, 78c; green (unsalted).
lc per pound leas; culls (bulls, stags,
moth-eaten, badly cut, scored, hair
slipped, weather-beaten or grubby), one
Pelts Bearskins, each, as to size, $5
20; cubs, each, $2J5; badger, each, 103'40c;
wildcat, 2575c; house cat, 5020c; fox.
common gray. 3050c; do red, $1 502;
do cross, $515; lynx. $23; mink, 50Jj$l 25;
marten, dark Northern, $612; do pale
pine, $1 50J?2; muskrat, 510c; skunk, 25
S5c; otter (land), $57; panther, with head
nd claws perfect, $25; raccoon. 3033c;
wolf, mountain, with head perfect, $3 50
5; prairie wolf or coyote, C075c: wolver
lne. $47; beaver, per skin, large. $56; do
Board of Trade and
4 Stock Exchange Brokers
BOUGHT AND SOLD FOR. CASH OR
CARRIED ON MARGINS
Chamber of Commerce
medium, per skin. $37; do small, per
skin, $12; do kits, per skin. 503S5c.
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
Denlln?rs Covered a Wide Rnncc of
NEW YORK, March 13. The dealings
in today's stock market covered an ex
traordinary range of securities. Quota
tions were made for some stocks which
have lain dormant for many days, and a
number ot usually very quiet etocks were
made active. Stocks of some small rail
roads, which are usually obscure by roa
son of the small amount of their capital
stock, were made comparatively conspic
uous In today's market. Operations were
constantly shifting from one stock to an
other, or -from one group to another, no
one stock maintaining Its prominence
during the whole day. It was a notice
able fact also that many of the stand
ard stocks which are usually looked to
for the bulk of the trading were compar
atively quiescent, and moved very nar
rowly. Some of this class were moved
late In the day, apparently through ma
nipulation, aa though the professional op
erators were prompted to correct the
appearance of singularity in the market,
due to the special character of the trad
ing. Nevertheless, the day's operations made
quite an important aggregate,, and the
general appearance of the market, not
withstanding Its peculiar features and
the difficulty of analyzing It, was one of
activity and strength. There was a ten
dency to yield the highest prices, as In
terest was shifted to new points. Exten
sive realizing was going on In the gen
eral list under cover of the strength In
spots, and in the laet hour an active sell
ing movement to take profits caused a
general reaction, reaching a point or
more in some of the active stocks. The
closing Itself was rather easy and much
below the best, all around.
Among the day's special movements,
the Southwestern stocks were prominent,
led by St. Louis Southwestern, the com
mon rising 4 and the preferred 4V4. The
Lake Erie & Western stocks were very
'strong, the common rising 4; and the pre
ferred 4. It Is believed that the move
ment Indicates new conditions for that
system. Buffalo. Rochester & Pittsburg
preferred, and Burlington, Cedar Rapids
& Northern rose 4 points each. The ex
press stocks were strong, American Ex
press rising 4, Wells-Fargo 2?i and United
States 3, with a reaction of 1.
Tho smelting stocks were weak
throughout, the common falling 3 and
the preferred l. Many of these move
ments were without any explanation, and
others were based on vague rumors for
which no official sanction could be had.
The movement In the Southwestern group
was the most consistent of the day. and
was based on the evidence of substantial
prosperity among the railroads In that
region, and the general belief that plans
for extensive consolidation are working
The money market continued unruf
fled In spite of the absorption by the
Subtreasury thus far this week of $2,167,
000. and the knowledge that $20,000,000
must be provided for the disbursement
of the Standard Oil dividend on Friday.
Business In railroad bonds continued
large, and many substantial advances
were scored. Total sales, $7,3S0,000. United
States 3s advanced .
U. S.- 2s. ref. res.l05!N. T. Cent. Isla...l07
do coupon 10jt, Northern Pac. 38.71N
do 3s. re& 110ft) do 4s lOuI
do coupon HOjOOregon Nav. lsts..HO
do new 4s, reg..l37j do 4s 1044
do coupon 137jfcOregon S. L. 0s,...12C-
do old 4b. res..113 do con. 5s 110
do coupon ......114 ,ItIo Gr. "Vv. Ists....l00
do Cs, ret; lllHlSt. Paul consols. ..1B4
do coupon lllfejSt. P. C. & P. lstBllSh,
Dlst. Cel. 3-05S...123 do 5s 121
Atchison adj. 4s.. tKifti Union Paclne 4s...lOfl
a & K.W. can. TbMOK Wis. Ccirt. lsta.... 80
do S. F. deb. &S.11S14 West Shore 4s 115U
D. & It. G. 4s 102 Southern Pac. 4s.. 02U
3en. Electric 5s. ..170 )
New York Stoclcn.
These quotations are furnished by R. W.
McKlnnon & Co., members of the Chicago
Board of Trade:
Anaconda Cop. M. Co.
Amal. Copper Co
Am. Tobacco com
Am. Sugar com
Am. Steel & Wire com
Am. Steel & Wire pfd
Am. Steel Hoop com...
Am. Steel Hoop pfd...
Am. TIn-Plate com...
Am. TIn-Plate pfd ...
Baltimore & Ohio com.
Baltimore & Ohio pfd.
Brook. Rapid Transit.
Chi., Ind. & L. com...
Chi., Ind. & L. pfd...
Chi., Burl. & Qulncy.
Chi.. M. & St. P. com.
Chi., R. I. & Pacific...
New Jersey Central...
Chesapeake & Ohio ...
Colo. Fuel & Iron com.
Cont. Tobacco com...
Delaware & Hudson...
Del., Lack & Western.
D. & R. u. com
D. & R. G. pfd
Erie lsts pfd
Federal Steel com
Federal Steel pfd
Louisville & Nashville
Met. Traction Co
Mobile & Ohio
Mo., Kan. & Tex. com.
Mo., Kan. & Tex. pfd.
New York Central
NorfOiK & West. com.
Norfolk & West. pfd.
Northern Pacific com.
Northern Pacific pfd.
National Steel com ...
National Steel pfd....
Ontario & Western ...
People's G.. C. & L. Co
Pressed S. Car com...
Pressed S. Car pfd...
Pullman Company ....
Pacific Mall S. Co
Reading 2ds pfd
Reading lsts pfd
Southern Ry. com
Southern Ry. pfd
Texas & Pacific
Tenn. Coal & Iron
Union Pacific com
Union Pacific pfd
U. S. Leather com
U. S. Leather pfd
U. S. Rubber com
U. S. Rubber pfd
Western Union Tol
I 92 !
1 JQ7 I1CA1 i
155 '155 I
95 ! 95
So 1 95
36 t 36
Money, Exchnnpc, Etc.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13. Sterling
on London, GO days, $4 85; sterling on
London, sight, $4 8S.
Mexican dollars. 5051c.
Drafts Sight, 15c; telegraph, 17c
NEW YORK. March 13. Money on call,
steady; last loans, 2$?2 per cent; prime
mercantile paper, 34 per cent.
. Sterling exchange steady, with actual
business In bankers' bills at $4 87 for de
mand, and at $4 84 for CO days; posted
rates, $4 S54 85 and $4 SS; commercial
bills, $4 S34 83. - - '
Silver certificates, 61C3c.
Mexican dollars, 49c
Government bonds, steady; state bonds,
Inactive; railroad bonds, strong.
LONDON, March 13. Money, 33 per
Foreign FInnncinI Nctvh.
NEW YORK, March 13. The Commer
cial Advertiser's London financial cable
"The stock market here was stagnant
and dull today, though prices hardened
a little at the close. This was on a pri
vate announcement received by a big
African house that several Transvaal
mines have been allowed to resume op
erations. American stocks were quiet and
easy, and except for a spurt In Missouri
Pacific and Kansas Pacific were feature
less. This spurt was In the street after
hours. The bank bought 10,000 gold bare.
Money was easy.
Stockn in London.
LONDON, March 13. Atchison, 5S;
Caandlan Pacific, 94; Union Pacific pre
ferred, 87; Northern Pacific preferred, SO;
Grand Trunk, 7; Anaconda, 9.
THE GIIAIX aiARKETS.
Prices for Cereals In European -and
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13.-Wheat-Strong;
barley, quiet; oats, steady.
Spot quotations were;
Wheat No. 1 shipping, 95o: choice,
96c; milling, 9Scft$l 02.
Barley Feed, 7072c; brewing, 77
Oats Black, for seed, $1 221 32; red,
$1 25gl 45.
Wheat May, $1; December, $1 03;
Barley No sales.
Corn Large yellow, $1 1231 15.
Chlcapro Grain and Prodnce.
CHICAGO, March 11 The provisions
market assumed the leadership of the
markets at the start, displaying marked
activity at the tap of the gong. By its
bulge today May pork shows a rise of
$1 50 since 10 days ago. The opening ad
vance was based o'n light hog receipts
and higher prices In the market at the
yards. A heavy general demand existed
throughout the day. Straggling shorts
who had hoped against hope for a reac
tion covered at a loss, with the result
that, the market having made its ad
vance during the forenoon, held at Its
best during the remainder of the session.
Tho market was at times extremely ner
vous under a scarcity of offerings, and
such sales as were made came from
profit-taking longs. Hog receipts have
beon on a diminishing scale for 10 days,
and prices at the yards are above the
parity of the manufactured product, mak
ing it more profitable to buy in the pit
for future delivery than to buy and kill
and pack the hogs. May pork opened at
$14 9715 02. and advanced to $15 52,
closing at that figure, 62c over yester
day. May lard closed 12c up and ribs
Wheat was dull but firm. May. opened
c higher to unchanged, at 75Q'75c. Un
der the Influence of firm late cables, mod
crate receipts, unsettled weather, heavy
seaboard clearances and In sympathy
with the provisions strength, an advance
to 75c followed. The demand was most
ly local, and not large, but offerings were
scarce. For half an hour the market re
mained at a standstill on this advance,
there not being a single quotation. The
close was firm, May c up at 75
Corn was quiet but Arm under the in
fluence of unfavorable weather and In
sympathy with the provisions strength.
May closed c higher at 41041c.
' Oats were dull but firm In sympathy
with corn. May closed c higher at 25
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Opening. Highest. Low-st. Close.
March $0 73 $0 74 $0 73 $0 74
April 745s 74 74 74
May 75 75 75 75
May 41 41 41 41
March 24 24 24 24
May ...-. 24 25 24 25
. MESS POKK.
May 14 07 15 62 14 07 15 52
July , 14 SO 14 00 14 60 14 00
May 7C2 7 72 7 02 7 72
July 7 75 7 77 7 72 7 77
September ... 7 77 782 7 77 7 82
May 737 7 50 7 37 7 50
September ...7 42 7 47 7 42 7 47
Cash quotations were as follows:
Wheat No. 3 Spring, 69S"73c; No. 2 red,
Corn No. 2, 40c; No. 2 yellow, 39c.
Oats No. 2, 2525c; No. 2 white, 29c.
Flaxseed No. 1. $1 52; No. 1 North
western, $1 53.
Timothy seed Prime, $4 40.
Mess pork Per barrel, $15 35015 40.
Lard Per 100 pounds, $7 70t?7 72.
Short rlbes Sides (loose), $7 3507 55; dry
salted shoulders (boxed), $6 37S6 62;
short clear sides (boxed), $7 707 90.
C'lover-Contract grade, $10 75.
Flour, barrels 43,000 30.000
Wheat, bushels 00,000 C5.000
Corn, bushels 431,000 103,000
Oats, bushels 430.000 278.000
Rye. bushels 8,000 8.000
Barley, bushel 15.000 10, OX)
On the Produce Exchange today the
butter market was dull; creameries, 150
21c; dairies, ll19c.
Cheese Steady. 10ffllc.
Eggs Weak; fresh, ll(?12c.
Xevr York Grnln and Prodnce.
' NEW YORK, March 13. Flour Re
ceipts, 16.494 barrels; exports, 2645 bar
rels; market, active and steady.
Wheat Receipts, 110.700 bushels; ex
ports, 51,991 bushels. Spot Firm; No. 2
red, 80c f. o. b. afloat. 79c elevator.
Options opened steady and had a sub
sequent slight advance on firmer English
cables, heavy seaboard clearances,
strength of corn and provisions, and light
speculative offerings, with a fair demand
from shorts; closed strong, c net
higher. March closed 79c; May, 79'8
79c, closed 79c; July closed 79c.
ChJcnRo Grain Gossip.
F. G. Logan, Chicago, wires as follows
to R. W. McKlnnon & Co.:
"The market has averaged stronger,
partly on account of a gradual Improve
ment In conditions, and also buying back
of wheat that waB sold by local parties.
No cash business has been worked here
so far" as we have been able to learn, but
private cables report a better tone to
market abroad. The market here 1 in
the nature of 'a tempest in a teapot,"
business being almost entirely local. Pri
mary receipts, 597,000 bushels, against
704,000 busnels last year. Shipments, 260.
000 bushels, against 173,000 last year. To
tal clearances wheat and flour, 733,000
bushels. Clearances keep up phenomenal
ly, considering the apparent lack of de
mand that has been In evidence for the
past few w-eks. Northwestern receipts,
227 cars, against 652 last year.''
SAN FRANCISCO MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 13. Wool
Spring Nevada, ll13c; Eastern Oregon,
1013c; Valley Oregon, 1415c. Fall
Mountain lambs, 910c; San Joaquin
plains, 67c; Humboldt and Mendocino,
Hops Crop of 1S00, 1520c
Mlllstuffs Middlings, $1719 50; bran
Hay Wheat, $S?13: wheat and oats. $9
12; best barley. $S 50; alfalfa, $79 50;
compressed wheat, JS013 per ton; straw
4047c per bale.
Potatoes River Burbanks, S05Qc; Sali
nas Burbanks. 75ctf?$l 15; Oregon Bur
banks, 609oc; Early Rose, 6075c.
Onions $23 per cental.
Vegetables Green peas, 34c; string
beans, 6Sc per pound; asparagus. 710c;
Citrus fruit Mexican limes. $7 6058 00;
comon California lemons, 75c; choice,
$2 50; navel oranges, 50c$2 per box,
Bananas 50c$l 50 per bunqh.
Green fruits Apples, choice, $1 25 per
box; common. 30c per box.
Poultry Turkeys, gobblers, 10S?llc; do
hens, 1213c per pound; old roosters, $4
4 50 per dozen; young roosters, $66 50;
fryers, $5g5 50; hens, $15 50 per dozen;
Downing, Hopkins & Co.
WHEAT AND STOCK BROKERS
Room 4, Ground Floor Chamber of Commerce
small broilers, $C4; large do, $4 505; old
ducks. $4g5; geese, $1 50Jfl 75 per pair.
Butter Fancy creamery, 17c; seconds,
14c; fancy dary, 15c; do seconds, 12c
Cheese California, full cream. 5c;
Young America. 10c; Eastern, 1516c.
Eggs Selected, llc; ranch. 12c
Receipts Flour, quarter sacks, 4000;
wheat, centals. 1700; barley, centals, 60-3;
oats, centals, 2250; beans, saoks, 900; com,
centals, 400; potatoes, sacks, 2200; bran,
sacks, 1175; middlings, sacks, 500; hay,
tons, 300; hides, 700.
CHICAGO, March 13. Cattle Receipts,
18.000. including 7C0 Texans. Choice steers,
steady; other weak to 10c lower. Good to
prime steers, $4 90g7; poor to medium,
$3 60ft 4 SO; stockers and feeders, $2 SOtf
4 CO; cows and heifers, $2 C0g4 70; canners.
$1 90S2 CO; bulls. $2 604 25; calves, $4S6;
Texas fed steers, $lfi'4 05: grassers, $3 35
4; bulls, $2 50-53 75.
Hogs Receipts today. 30,000; tomorrow,
22,000; estimated left over, E000. Opened
shade higher; closed weak; top, $5 75.
Mixed and butchers. $5 42i5 70; good to
choice heavy, 15 GOjJG 75; rough heavy,
$3 45ffo 67.
Sheep Receipts, 18.000. Slow to 10c low
er. Good to choice wethers, $4 404 50;
fair to choice mixed, $41 50; Western
sheep, $4 40g"4 80; yearlings, $4 75-Jt5; na
tive lambs, $4 50g5 35; Western lambs, $5
OMAHA, March 13. Cattle Receipts,
3700; market, active and strong; native
beef steers, $4 OOftS 40; Western steers,
$3 70fH 60; Texas steers. $3 0OS3 90; cows
and heifers, $3 104 25; canners, $2 00g3 W;
stockers and feeders, $3 23g4 75; calves,
$3 5037 00; bulls and stags, $2 754 10.
Hogs Receipts, 9000; market, active and
5c higher; heavy, $5 45f5 50; mixed, $5 42
G 45; light. $5 40g5 45; bulk of sales,
$5 425 47.
Sheen Receipts, 10,000; market, active
and steady; fair to choice yearlings, $4 CO
4 90; fair to choice wethers, $4 25 I 60;
common and choice sheep, $3 653 95;
lambs, $4 K5 10.
KANSAS CITY, March 13. Cattle Re
ceipts. 6000; market, steady to easy. Tex
as steers, $3 954 85; Texas cows. $2 65
3 75; native steers, $4 60g5 65; native cows
and heifers, $2 254 S5; stockers and feed
ers. $4 OO55 00; bulls, $3 2504 75.
Hogs Receipts, 11,000; market, strong.
Bulk of sales. $5 45$ 55; heavy. 55 50
5 60; packers. $5 45?5 55; mixed, $5 40g5 55;
lights, $5 35 50; yorkers, $5 25g5 50; pigs,
$4 755 20.
Sheep Receipts, 2000; mnrket, strong.
Lambs, $5 0035 15; muttons, $4 754 SO.
Boston Wool Mnrket.
BOSTON, March 13. The American
Wool and Cotton Reporter will say to
morrow: There Is a steadier tone to the wool
market and on the whole a more careful
feeling Is apparent than has been mani
fested for some time. A large volume
of business has been transacted and It
has been without making any further con
cessions In prices. The pressure to sell
wool Is decidedly less marked than It was,
and some holders have refused to let
wools go on a difference of only one-half
cent between their views and those of the
intending buyers. Reports from manufac
turers as to the business which they are
doing indicate that orders on large
weights have been surprisingly large.
The sales since January 1 amounted
to 40,859.830 pounds against 34.4SO.000 pounds
for the corresponding time last year.
The Metal Markets.
NEW YORK, March 13. Prices at the
start in the metal market were considera
bly higher and remained so all day, the
chief factor being the advance In tin or
about 20 to 40 points. Total transac
tions were of moderate proportions, but
the market was not active at any time.
Copper was dull at $17 for Lake and
$16 62 for casting. The shipments of
copper during thlB month are only 3000
tons against March shipments of last year
of 18,650 tons. Lead was dull and un
changed. Spelter was unchanged at $3 90
Pig Iron warrants, unchanged.
Bar sliver, 61c.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13. Bar sil
LONDON, March 13. Bar sliver, 2Sd.
' London Wool Auction.
LONDON. March 13. The offerings at
the wool auction sales today numbered
13,567 bales. A much better feeling pre
vailed and competition was spirited. Best
scoured realized full rates and greasy was
firm and sold freely at unchanged prices.
There was an Important demand for the
Continent and buyers secured good lines
of scoured merinos. Cross breds were
taken freely, flne grades, selling at full
rates. Inferior cross breds were Irreg
ular. A smaller supply of Cape of Good
Hope and Natal was offered and It sold
fairly well, but there were withdrawals,
as bids were &! below sellers' views.
Coffee and Snjrnr.
NEW YORK. March 13. Coffee options
closed steady. 20 to 25 points net lower.
Sales, 36.250, Including March and April,
$5 75; May and June. $5 85: July. 5 90: No.
t & Co.
t 8 and 9 Chamber of Commerce t
Wc arc connected, through the
ffrm of F. G. Logan, Chicago, with
the following New York houses, who
ore members of the New York Stock
Ladenburg, Thalman & Co.
J. S. Bache & Co.
"Write for our dally market let
tcrs.,, IT IS A CRIME TO BE WEAK.
Every Weak mn or woman can be re
stored to perfect health and vitality by
oroDeraoDllcatlon of Electricity. Dr.'
Bennett, the great Electrical authority,
has written a book, which he sends
free, postpaid, for the asking. His
Electric Belt and Electrical Suspen
sory are the only ones which do not
burn and blister and which can be re
newed when burned out. Guaranteed
to cure Varicocele. LostVlfcor and VT
talllv. Kldnev. Liver and Stomach
Disorders. Constipation, etc. Write for book today
DR. BENNETT Electric Belt Co.
8 to 11 Union Block, Denver, Colo.
7 Invoice, 7&o; nominal; mild, quiet; Cor-
Sugar Raw. dull, but steady: fair re
fining, 3&c; centrifugal. 95 test. 4c.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Peter G. Bufflngton. 22. Pearl Stayton, 19.
John Elsenblatter, cottage on Lake
street. In the White Addition; J5Q0.
March 12, girl to wife of George O.
Schwart. Occidental Hotel.
March 6. J. L. Kirk. 2S vears. Good Sa
maritan Hospital; pneumonia.
March 11, Lorn S. Rosenblatt. 61 years;
141 Tonth street; angina pectoris.
March 11, Gladys E. Montgomery, 17
days, 434 Lovejoy street; pneumonia.
March 11. Charles W. Hodes. 52 years,
Columbia Sanitarium; heart disease.
March 12, Ruth M. Robinson, 2 years;
Six cases of measles.
ncnl Entnte Transfers.
Eugenia Hutchinson and W. A.
Hutchinson to Grace Booth Baldwin,
west half of lots 5 and 6, block 213,
Holladny's Addition. August 16 $1000
Frederick Rau to Co-operative- Invest
ment Co., west half of lots 5 and 6,
block 8, subdivision of Proebetel'B
Addition, February 2 10
Guaranty Land Co. to same, parcel of
land. Arthur and Water streets,
February 7 .. 10
The Hawthorne estate to Claude B.
Stevens, lot 17, block 5. York,
March 12 250
George F. SUngerland to W. J. Hawk
Ins, west 33 feet of lot 1. block 60,
Couch's Addition, February 19 900
James Brown et ux. to Bridal Veil
Lumbering Co.. SW. Y of section 20.
T. 1 N R. 6 E., December 4. 1900.... 2500
John W. Whltsen and wife to same,
E. of SE. Yt of section 22. and E.
H of NE. Vi of section 27, T. 1 N..
R. 5 E., March 2 400
Sterling Land Co. to the Investors
Mortgago Security Co., lots 7 and 8,
block 2, Doscher's Second Addition,
March 12 ' 1
John Bays and E. J. Jeffery and
wives to Sterling Land Co.. lots 3.
6, 7 and S, block 2. Doscher's Sec
ond Addition, March 9 .-. 1
Frank Finger to H. E. Noble, lot 18,
block 9, Portsmouth. March 11 1
Emma A. Tomlinson et ul., to Ben
jamin F. Caton, lots 5, 6 and 7, block
1. Tomllnson's Addition. March 12.. 500
Lena Schulze guardian, to Ida Nel
son, north 23 feet lot 7, block 31.
Caruthers Addition to Caruthers'
Addition, March 11 1500
Daniel H. Harnett to C. Sandstedt.
west 30 feet of lot 19, block 28, Al
blna. March 16 1000
Phoenix Land Co. to E. A. Leighton
and F. S. West, lots 30 to 32. inclus
ive, block 8, First Electric Addition,
March 12 DO
G. F. Bell et ux. to John Eteenblatter,
lot 10, block 2, White Tract. Feb
ruary 18 400
R; Schmld and M. A. Schmid to Ul
rlch Splanalp, lot 16. block 23, Mult
nomah. April 25, 1899 400
Many persons keep Carter's Little Liver
Pills on hand to prevent bilious attacks,
sick headache, dizziness, and And them
Just what they need.
In a Chair Car
You can sleep like a top In a Bur
lington chnlr car.
The air Is good; the car is not
TOO warm, and your seat, when ad
Justed at the right angle. Is nearly
as comfortable as a couch. Cover
yourself with an overcoat or shawl;
get a pillow from the porter and
there you are, reaay for a comfort
At 10:30 the lights are lowered,
and from that time antll morning
the car Is almost as quiet as your
own room at home.
Omaha, Chicago. Kansas City, St.
Louis and EVERYWHERE be
yond. TICKET OFFICE: Cor. Third and Stark Sts.
R. W. Foster. Ticket Agent
PACIFIC CLIPPER LINE
CAPE NOME DIRECT
From SEATTLE APRIL 2T, 1001.
S. S. "N03II2 CITY,"
Finest wooden uteamahlp on the Paclne, steam
heat and electric lights In every room, will be
sheathed with Iron baric to work her way
through the Ice.
FOIt CAPE NOME, TELLER CITY,
PORT CLAliE.VCE and GOLOVIX RAY.
Balling from SEATTLE. June 1, 1301.
The Pacific Mall Steamship Company's
S. S. "CITY OF SYDNEY."
Accommodations for U50 passengers, reen
tered tonnase 3517 tons. This Is without ex
ception the nnefit and fastest steamer In the
For further Information apply to
F. V. UAUatGAKTXER. Aent.
Couch-street Dock. Portland. Or.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co,
The Company's steamships
COTTAGE CITY. SENATOK.
STATE OF CAL. AND AL
Kl leave TACOMA 11 A. M..
SEATTLE 0 P. M.. March 1.
6. 11. IB. 21. 28. 31, Apr. 6.
10, 15, 20. 23. 30. May 5.
Steamers leave every fifth dav
uiereH.ii.er. ror mruier in
formation obtain Company's folder.
The Company reserves the right to chang
eteamers, sallins dates and hours of sailing,
without previous notice.
AUENVS N. POSTON. 249 Washington st..
Portland. Or. F. W CAULETON. N. P. R. H.
Dock. Tacoma: Ticket OHlce. CIS First ave..
Seattle. M. TALBOT. Comm'l Agt.. C.W. MIL
LER. Asst. Gen'l Act. Ocean Dock. Seattle;
r.QODALL. PEIIKINS & CO.. Oen'l Agents.
WASHINGTON & ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO
Fast mall, express and passenger service for
SKAGWAY. calling at Port Townend, Van
couver, Ketchikan and Juneau, connecting
with White Pass & Yukon Koute for Dawson
Atlln and all Yukon River points. Throush
bills of lading Issued.
SS. CITY OF SEATTLE on March 0. 10
and 20. '
SS. VICTORIAN on March 3. 13 and 23.
From Seattle at 8 P. M;
DODWELL & COMPANY. Ltd..
232 Oak st. Telephone Main 00.
and union Pacific
Union Depot, Sixth nnd J Streets.
THREE TRAINS DAILY
FOR ALL POINTS EAST
Leaves for the East, via Huntington, at 9:00
A. M.; arrives at 4:30 P. M.
For Spokana, Eastern Washington, and Great
Northern polnu, leuves at tf P. M.; arrives at
1 A. M.
Leaves for the East, via Huntington, at 9:00
P. M.; arrives at S:40 A. M.
THROUGH PULLMAN AND TOURIST
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE.
Water lines schedule subject to change with
OCEAis DIVISION From Portland, leave
Alnsv.'orth Dock at a P. M.; sail every 5 days;
Geo. W. Elder, Sun.. Mar. 3; Wed.. March'14;
Sat.. March 2.J; Tues.. April 2; Frl.. April 12.
Columbia. Frl., March ; lion., March 13:
Thurs., March 23, bun.. April 7.
From San Francisco Sail every 3 days
Leave Sj .ar-5trcet Pier 24 at 11 A. M.; Co
lumbia. Mon.. March 4; Thurs.. March. 14-;
Sun.. Marsh 24; Wed.. April 3, Sat., April 13.
Geo. W. Elder. Sat.. March 0; Tues., March
10; Frl.. March 2u; Mon.. April tt; Thurs..
COLU.MRIA niVElt DIVISION.
PORTLAND AND ASTORIA.
Steamer HafsaJo leaves Portland dally, ex
cept Sunday at 8:0 P. M. : on Saturday at
10.00 P. M. Returning, leaves Astoria dally,
except Sunday, at 7:UO A. M.
WILLAMETTE RIVER DIVISIQN.
PORTLAND AND SALEM. OR.
Steamer Ruth, for Salem, Independence and
way points, leaves from A.sh-street Dock at 0
A. M. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Returning, leaves Independence at 5 A. 31..
and Salem at 0 A. M., on Tuebdays, Thursdays
CORVALLIS AND ALBANY.
Steamer Modoc leaves Portland at C A. M.
on Tuesday?, Thursdaya and Saturdays. Re
turning, leaves Corvallts at 0 A. M. on Mon
days, Wednesdays and Fridays.
YAMKILL UIVER ROUTE.
PORTLAND AND DAYTON. OR.
Steamer Elmore, for Oregon City. Ruttevllle,
Champoog. Dayton and way landings, leaves
Portland Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdaya
at 7 A. M. Leaves Dayton for Portland and
way points Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays
at 0 A. M.
SNAKE RIVER ROUTE.
RIPARIA. WASH.. AND LEWISTON. IDAHO
Steamers leave Rlparia at 3:40 A. M. dally,
arriving at Lewlaton about 3 P. M. Returning,
leave I.ewlston at S:30 A. M... arriving at Rl
paria same evening. A. L. CRAIG.
General Passenger Agent.
CITY TICKET OFFICE
234 "Wnnlilngrton St., Corner Third.
PORTLAND & ASIATIC
For Yokohama nnd Hong Kong, calling at
Kobe, Nagasaki and Shanghai, taking freight
via connectinc steamers tor Manila, Port Ar
thur ami Vladlvostock.
For rates and full Information cnll on or
address offlclals or agents ot O. R. & S. Co.
for Salem. Rose
burs. Ashland, Sac
ra m e n to. Ogden.
8:30 P. M.
8:30 A. M.
7:45 A. M.
Sao Francisco. Mo-
JRve, Los Angelas,
7:20 P. M.
El Paso. New Or
leans and the East.
At Wooilb urn
(dally except Sun
day), morning train
connects with train
for Mt. Angel. SlI
v e r t o n. Krowna
vllle. Sprlngfl eld.
and Natron, and
evening train for
Mt. Angel and SH
4:00 P. M.
7:30 A. M.
10:10 A. M.
5:50 P. M.
118:25 A. M.
Dally. Datly except Sunday.
Rebate tickets on saU between Portland, Sac
ramento and San Francisco. Net ratea $17 first
clas and $11 second clais. Including sleeper.
Rates and tickets to Eastern polnta and Eu
rope. Also JAPAN. CHINA. HONOLULU and
AUSTRALIA. Can be obtained from J. B.
KIRKLAND, Ticket Agent. 140 Third street.
Passenger Depot, foot of Jefferson street.
Leave for Oswego dally at 7:20, 0:40 A. M.;
12:30. 1:05. 3:23, 4:40. 11:23. 8:30. 11:30 P. M.:
and 9:00 A. M. on Sundays only. Arrive at
Portland dally at :35 b:3il. 10:50 A. M.;
1:35. 3:10. 4:30, (5:13. 7:40. 10:00 P. M.; 12:40
A. M. daily, except Monday, 8:30 and 10:03 A.
M. on Sundays only.
Leave for Dallas dally, except Sunday, at
0:r P. M. Arrive at Portland at 0:30 A. M.
Passenger train leaves Dallas for Alrlle Mon
days. Wednesdays nnd Fridays at 3:50 P. M.
Returns Tuerdays. Thursdays and Saturdays.
C H. MARKHAM.
Gen. Fit. & Pass. Agt.
Ticfcat Office. 122 Third 5t Phone 680
0:00 P. M.
The Flyer, dally to and
from St. Paul, Minne
apolis. Duluth. Chicago
and all points East.
7:00 A. II
Through Palace and Tourist Sleepers, Dining
and Buffet Smoklng-Llbrary Cars.
JAPAN - AMERICAN LINE
STEAMSHIP KIN3HIU MARU
For Japan. China and all Asiatic points will
About April 1st
Astoria & Columbia
River Railroad Co.
LEAVES J DCPJtsI",and lABRIVES
For MayBers, Rainier,
Clifton, Astoria, War
renton, Flavel, Ham
mond. Fort Steven,
Gearhart Fk., Seaside.
Astoria and Seashore
8:00 A. M.
11:10 A. M.
7:00 P. M.
0:40 P. M.
Ticket ottlce 233 Morrison st. and Union Depot.
J. C. MAYO, Gen. Pass. Agt.. Astoria, Or.
WHITE COLLAR LINE
STR. HERCULES tak-s the place of
BAILEY GATZERT (Alder-street Dock),
Leaves Portland dally every morning at T
o'clock, except Sunday. Returning-. leaves As
toria every night at 7 o'clock, except Sunday.
.Orerjon phone Main 351. Columbia phone 351.
Aftooa and Pomona
Dally (ex. Sunday) for Independence. Salem
and all way landings. Leave Portland 0:45 A
M.: lea"ve Salem S A. M.: Independence, 7 A.
M. Office and dock, foot Taylor st.
f?J( SUN-SET -r
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