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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1904)
THE MORNENG ORE G OMAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1904.
WOOL MEN EXCITED
Merchants Mors Optimistic
Than Ever Before.
PLEASED WITH THE ELECTION
Buying the Staple the World Over
and-'Paylng Extreme Prices for
Available Supplies Great
Eastern woo! merchants, pleased with elec
tion results, are more optimistic than ever.
The possibilities of the staple cannot be pre
dicted. The situation is such that all prece
dents are worthless in trying to arrive at an
opinion aa to what the future will bring. It
is certainly known that the world's markets
are excited, active and advancing. There is
no evidence that demand "is 'satisfied or the
limit In prices reached. No similar" movement
of the kind has been before witnessed. The
booms of past years are being put In the shade,
for the present one has so much the appearance
of being wholly legitimate that comparisons
with 1830 and ether historical years are use
less and unprofitable. The 6eason of 1904-5
bids fair to go on record as unique in all par
ticulars. American deajers are buying wool
the world over, paying extreme prices for
Since the large transaction in Oregon wools
in Boston, reported a week ago, nothing of
moment has transpired in the product from this
state. California wools are also less active
with the reduction of supplies. Of Texas wool
there is little or nothing on the market. In
the state the San Angelo Pall wools were to
be sold this week.
There is a steady business In ecoured wool,
says the Boston Transcript, fine selling quickly
at 62 to 63 cents, and fine medium at E8
to 60 cents. Both speculators and dealers con
tinue to trade in them as well as other kinds
of ecoured wools. In baled scoured so-called
free Fall sells at 48 to SO cents, and defective
down to 40 cents. Baled Spring California is
selling at 65 to 57 cents, and Nevada at CO to
Pulled wools are very firm, with speculation
in them at extreme prices. Consumers are
also buying and paying 50 cents for B supers,
which are held at 62 cents in some cases'. A
supers are selling at 54 to 56 cents, and me
dium combing pulled at 50 to 52 cents.
Manufacturers have been cleaning up all the
Australian merinos and crossbrods they could
find on the market. The upward tendency
abroad has started the comparatively cheap
wool on hand liere. From 80 to 80 cents has
been the ecoured basis for merinos, and cross
bred sold to cost 56 to 57 cents.
Speculation in the 1003 clip of the territories
continues, and more parties have become in
terested, including at least one Boston firm
hitherto deprecating such a so-called foolish
policy. A St. Louis merchant, however, con
tlnues the most active contractor. Since IB
cents was paid in Utah, there are no growers
willing to contract for less, and some have re
fused even that Inviting basis. Should the
contracting fever continue, it may be that.
with the beginning of the year a sizable pro
portion of the whole territorial clip jnay have
been cornered months in advance of shearing.
an event wholly without precedent in the his
tory of wool-growing" in the United States.
Eastern Wool Markets.
BOSTON, Nov. 15. The wool market is qleter
this week, due to the fact that stocks In the
hands of local dealers have been heavily re
duced, many manufacturers having purchased
freely for future use. Buyers have much dif
ficulty in. getting desirable lots of wool. The
market holds very strong and prices are still
upward. The quotations:
California, Humboldt and Mendocino. 26H
27c; Northern Pacific, 2426c; Middle coun
ties. 1420c; southern. 15?lGc
Oregon, caster staple, 18S21c clothing, 17
Idaho, fine, 1610c; heavy fine, 16ffl7c;
fine medium, 16i19e.
Wyoming fine, 175JlSc; heavy fine, 1616c;
fine medium, 1718lc
Utah and Nevada fine, 1718c; heavy fine,
1516c; fine medium. 17lSc.
Montana fine choice, 2122e; average, 19
20c; fine medium choice.-2122c; average. 19
ST. LOUIS, Nor. 15. "Wool Steady: medium
grades combing and clothing, 20028c; light fine,
1722c; heavy fine, 1318c; tub washed,
BEST POTATO CROP IX TEARS.
Yield of 288,700,000 Bushels in the United
"Some developments of rot in important potato-producing
states, such as Wisconsin, Mich
igan and New York," the American Agricul
turist of November 12 says, "has cut Into the
crop somewhat. According to final returns,
the potato crop of the United States in 1904
approximates 2SS.700.000 bushels, compared
with 255,000,000 bushels one year ago, and
272,000,000 in 1002. The quality is generally
good, although ' some complaints of rather
large coarse tubers from a few sections." The
authority named states that the Increase in
the heavy-producing sections of the Northwest,
compared with last year, is very marked.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota to
gether ehDwyd something like 24,000,000 mora
bushels of potatoes than In 1903. New Tork
shows up with much the same crop as last
year, after taking account of the recent de
velopment of rot; Pennsylvania and Ohio, a
alight Increase, while the gain in New England
over 1908 is substantial, owing chiefly to the
splendid crop produced in Northern Maine.
Taking the country at large the average yield
per acre appears to be something like 10
bushels heavier than a year ago.
Grain, Hour, JFed, Etc
Wheatdealers continue to report light busi
ness. -Values are weaker, in response to the
decline In 'the Eastern markets! Export busi
ness is at a standstill, and no improvement la
looked for until shipowners reduce rates.
WHEAT Export basis: Walla Walla, 80c;
bluestem, 83c; Valley, 87c- Eastern basis:
Walla Walla, S3c; bluest m, 87c
BARLEY Feed. $22 per ton; rolled, $23.50
OATS No. 1 white, $ 1.30 1.32 H; gray,
$1.3501.40 per cental.
FLOUR Patents, $4.G54.S5 per barrel;
straights. $4.304.45; clears. $3.8504; Val-
7.50; Graham, $3.6004; whole wheat, $4fJ
4.23; rye flour, local, $4.50; Eastern, $5
MILL. STUFFS Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings. $23.50; .shorts. $21; chops. XS. S.
Mills. $18: linseed dairy food, $1S; linseed
ollmeaU 14 c per pound.
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream, 90
pouad. sacks. $6.75; lower grades. $5,750
8.25; oatmeal; steel cut. 30-pound sacks. $8
per barrel: 10-pound sacks. $4.25 per bale;
oatmeal (ground). 50-pound sacks, $7.50 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks, $4.23 per bale; split
peas. $4.50 per 100-pound sack; 25-pound
box, ?L25: pearl barley, $4 per 100 pounds;
25-pound boxes, $1.25 per box; pastry flour,
lO-pauad sacks, $2.50 per bale.
HAY Timothy, $141C per ton; clover.
$1112; grain, $11 12; cheat. 512 13.
Vegetables, Prult, Etc.
A Mr tri.de was done In fruits, the demand
eiC principally for oranges. Another car -of
taauu was received. Potatoes arc firmer
wSw lighter receipts.
"VEGETABLES Turnips. $1 per sack; car
reU, $1: beets. $1-25: parsnips, SI. 25: cab
Iwr, lttlKc: lettuce, head, 15c per
4ob; parsley. 20c dozen; tomatoes. 30 50c
pr ; cauliflower. $1 per dozen; egg plant.
$1 per -crate; celery, M7ftc per dozes: cu
cumbers. 10915c Tr dozen: peas. 4 05c per
pound; . je&as. green. 45cV wax, -445c;
pumpions, wiac per pouna.; peppers, oc
onions rew, ji.wi'i.io, Duyerr prices.
HONEY S3 3:25 per case.
POTATOTB6 New Oregon, fancy. 80390c
buyers' price; Merced sweets, lUlc
RAI5IKS Loose Muscatels. 4-crown. 7c:
S-layer Muscatel raisins. 7 14c; unbleached
seedless Sultanas, c: London layers,
3-crown, whole boxes of 20- pounds, $L85;
2 -crown. $1. 75.
inuiT Apples, evaporated. 60
8c per pound; sundrled, sacks or boxes,
none; apricots. 10llc; peaches. 810Kc:
pears, none; prunes, Italians, 4 5c; French,
2033ic; figs, California blacks. 5Jic; do
white, nonet Smyrna. 20c: Fard dates, il.60:
plums, pitted. 6c
domestic rttUiiB Apples, rancy, $i
L75: clean. 75c$l; wormy. 50660c per
box; figs. S3cJ2.5Q per box; grapes, Cali
fornia Tokay, $1-50; pears. Winter Nellls,
SL250L5O; quinces, (1; cranberries, $9,509
11 per barrel: persimmons, $L25 per box.
TROPICAL fbuith Lemons, fancy, $io
04: choice, $3 per box: oranges, new na
vels. $3.50 3.75: Valendas, $4.50 0 3 per
box: grapefruit. ier box: Bananas, tuattc
per pound; pomegranates, $2.25 per box.
Butter, Eggs, Poultry. Etc
There are signs of Improvement in the chick
en market, and if the demand holds good.
prices will be raised, as the low rates last
week have lessened receipts somewhat. East
ern eggs are firmer, being higher in the East.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
ery, -30c per pound; fancy creamery. 25
27 He State creameries: Fancy creamery.
2530c; store butter. 1214c Eastern: Ex
tra creamery, -Trie; fancy creamery, Z3j?
EGGS Oregon ranch. 3032"ic; Eastern,
fresh. 27 c; storage, 19 25c
POULTRY Fancy hens, 10011c; old hens,
9HO10c; mixed chickens, 99Hc; old
roosters. 748c: do young, S10c; Springs,
Vt to. 2-pound, 9H10e: broilers, 1 to Im
pound. 10c; dressed chickens. 10c; turkeys,
live. Spring. 14 15c; do dressed, 10317c;
do choice, IS 19c; geese, live, Sc; do
dressed. OtiflOc: ducks, old. S66.50: do
young, as to site, $708; pigeons, $1L25.
GAME Wild geese. i.&o: aiauara
ducks. $3.50; Widgeon. $2.5003; Teal. $2
CHEESE Full cream twins, ll14c;
Young Americas, 12 15c.
Groceries, Nuts, Etc.
COFFEE Mocha, 628c; Java, ordinary,
1620c; Costa Rica, fancy, 18020c; good,
16018c; ordinary. 10 12c per pound: Co
lumbia roast, cases, 100s, $13; 50s, $13.25;
Arbuckle, $14.73; Lion, $14.75.
RICE Imperial Japan, No. 1, $5.37 H; No.
2 Creole, $4.23; Carolina, Be; broken-head.
SALMON Columbia River". Impound talis,
$1.63 per dozen; 2-pound tails, $2.40; fancy
194 -pound flats. SLS0: 44-pound flats. $L10;
Alaska, pink, 1-pound talis. 87c; red, 1-
pouna tails, $lzu; sociceyes, l-pouna uu is,
$1.75; 1-pound Cats, $LS5.
SUGAR Sack basis, 100 pounds: Cube,
$0.50; powdered, $6.25: dry granulated.
$6.15; extra C, $5.65; golden C, $5.53; fruit
sugar, $6.25; advance over sack basis as fol
lows: Barrels, 10c; half barrels, 25c; boxes,
50c per 100 pounds. (Terms: On remittance
within 15 days, deduct 'Ac per pound; if
later than 15 days and within 30 days, de
duct He per pound; no discount after 30
days.) Beet sugar granulated. $6.05 per
100 pounds; maple sugar. 1516c per pound.
SALT California. $9.50 per ton; $1.30 per
bale; Liverpool, 50s, $15.50; 100s, $15; 200s,
$14.50: half-ground, 100s, $5.25; 50s. $5.75.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 &c per pound by sack,
lc extra for less than sack; Brazil nuts, 15c;
filberts, 15c; pecang. Jumbos, 15c; extra
large, 14c; almonds, I. X. L., 15 H 16c; ne
plus ultras, 15c; nonpareils. 13c; chestnuts,
Italians, 15c; Ohio, $4.30 per 23-pound drum;
peanuts, raw. 8c per pound; roasted, 9 10c;
plnenuts. 1012c; hickory nuts, 7c; cocoa
nuts, 8590c per dozen.
BEANS Small white, 3?ic; large white,
3Uc; pink, 4c; bayou, 3&c; Lima, 4c
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS Fancy shippers, 32c; choice, 31c;
prime. 30c; medium. 2Sc per pound.
WOOL Valley. 1920c per pound; Eastern
Oregon, 1017c; mohair, 2526e per pound for
HIDES Dry hides. No. 1. 16 pounds and up.
1515Hc per pound; dry kip. No. 1. 5 to 16
pounds, 12c: dry calf. No. 1, under & pounds,
16c; dry, salted bulls and stags, one-third less
than dry, flint; salted hides, steers, sound, 7
pounds and over, 8&Sfcc; 50 to 00 pounds. 7f
Sc: under 50 pounds and cows. 6V37c: stags
and bulls, eound. 4 64 it c; kip, sound. 15 to 20
pounds, 7c; under 10 pounds, 8c; green (un
called), lc per pound less; culls, lc per pound;
horse hides, salted. $1.502 each; dry, $1
1.50 each, colts' hides, 23350c each; goatsKina,
common, 1015c each; Angora, with wool on,
TALLOW Prime, per pound. 4T5c: No. 1
and grease, 2&3c
Meats and Provisions.
BEEF Dressed !6o per pound.
MUTTON Dressed, 8J65c per pound; lambs,
6c per pound.
HAMS Ten to 14 pounds, 13c per pound; 14
to 16 pounds, 13c; IS to 20 pounds, 13c; Call
fornla (picnic), 10c; cottage hams. 10c;
shoulders, none; boiled ham, 21c; boiled picnic
nam. noneiess. 14c
VEAL Dressed, 100 to 123, 6&7c per pound;
af lv w, 4t72,, Oiiu My, 72Wl
PORK Dressed. 100 to 160, 6H6c per pound;
lau ana up. oa&vic
BACON Fancy breakfast. 18c per pound;
standard breaKiast, 17c; choice, 15c; Eng-
iisn DreaKiast, 11 to 14 pounas, 14c
SAUSAGE Portland hum. 13e oer nound?
minced ham, 10c; Summer, choice dry, 17 '.tc;
bologna, long, 6V4c: welnerwurst. Sc: liver. Stec:
pork, 10c; blood, 5Vic: headcheese, 6c; bo-
togna sausage, unx. ohc
DRY-SALTED MEATS Regular short clears.
lOUc salt, HVic smoked; clear backs, 10c salt,
11c smoked; Oregon export, 20 to 25 pounds,
average. 10c salt. llc smoked; Union butts.
iu to is pounds, average. Sc salt. &c smoked.
PICKLED GOODS Pickled pigs' feet, -bar-
reis, a; -Darreia, $.70; 15-pound Kit, Sl.iS;
pickled tripe, -barreis. $5; -barrels. $2.75;
15-pound kit. 1.25: trickled Dies' tonruea. V,-
barrels, $5; -barrels, $2.76: 15-pound kit,
$1.23; pickled lambs' tongues, -barrels, $S.23;
"A-Dorreis. hi.ioi la-pound silts.
LARD Kettle rendered: Terces. lOVic; tubs.
ivytc; due, iuttc; 2us, iurc; ius. nc; as,
llHc Standard pure: Tierces, 9c; tubs,
9c; 60s. 9ic; 20s,- 9?c; 10s, lOVic; 5s,
lOHc Compound: Tierces, 6c; tubs, 6?ic;
bus. u;ic; iws, 7ttc; as, vc
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, cases, 24Hc; Iron
Darrein ibe; tso aegrees gasoune, cases, mc;
iron barrels or drums. 20c
COAL OIL Cases, 21c; Iron barrels, 16c;
wood barrels, none: 63 decrees, cases. 22o:
barrels. 18c Washington State test burning
ohs. except neaaijgat. c per gallon higher.
LINSEED OIL Kaw. barrels, 54c; cases, 59c
Boiled: Barrels, 50c; cases, 61c One cent less
TURPENTINE Cases. 85c: barrels. 81c
WHITE LEAD Ton lots. 7c; 500-pound,
c; ices tnan &oo-pound lots. Sc.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 15. The official
closing quotations for- mining stocks today
were as follows:
Alpha Con $ .18
Andes ......... .20
Best & Belcher. 1.25
Justice $ .04
Occidental Con. .
Challenge Con.. .13
Seg. Belcher 03
blecra. Nevada... .53
Con.. CaU & Va. 1.70
Silver Hill 51
Union Con.. 50
Utah Con.. 07
Yellow Jacket... .15
Crown Point 15
Exchequer ..... .43
Gould & Curry.. .10
Hale & Norcross .631
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Closing quotations:
Adams Con $ -20
Brunswick Con.. .111
Comstock Tun.. .08
Con.. Cal. & Va. 3,50
Horn Silver 1.60
Iron Silver LOO
Leadville Con... .02
Little Chief S .03
Phoenix .- 14
Sierra Nevada... .20
Small Hopes. 28
BOSTON, Nor. 15. Closing quotations
Adventure ....$ 7.0DIMohawk $ B3.00
19.751 Mont. C & C.
Cal. & Hecla..
Centennial . . .
Isle Koyale. ..
U. S. Mining...
u. E. OH
Dairy Produce In the East.
CHICAGO. Nor. 15. On the Produce Ex
change today the butter market was steady;
creamerled. 1624c: dallies. 15221c Eggs,
firmer-at market. 17i$20c: firsts, 23c; prime
firsts, 25c; extras. Etc Cheese, steady, 10VJ
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Butter and eggs and
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK. Nov. iS. Cotton futures closed
barely steady at the lowest level of the day, a
decline of 37H points. November, 0.72c; De
cember, 0.S3c; January, S.92c; February, 9.99c;
March. 10.O5c; April. 10.O0c; May, 10.05c;
June. 10.18c; July, 10.21c
Spot closed quiet; middling uplands, 10.25c;
middling Gulf. 10.50c; sales, cone.
Thousands whom It has cured vouch
Tor the value of Hood's Sarsaparilla as a
cure idr catarrh ' - "
MUCH SELLING PRESSURE
PROFIT-TAKtNG IN EVIDENCE IN
At Same Time Inferior SSrade of In
dustrials Make Sensational Ad
vances Outgo of Gold.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. The reactionary and
irregular movement .of prices was not gone
from the market today, and selling- pressure to
take profits was much in evidence in the ma
jority of the usually active stocks, especially
during the morning. At tb.9 same (time, the
sensational -advances In an inferior grade of
industrials and railroad stocks of doubtful
value kept the character of the speculation
under suspicion. In the latter part of the day
there was a considerable reversion of Interest
to the standard railroad list. Conspicuous
strength did not show in a large number of
stocks, but Ihe representative character of
those In which it did had a reviving effect by
sympathy on the general llt. Considerable
progress was made in restoring -communication
by telegraph with outside speculative centers,
the interruption of which was assigned aa the
cause of the lessened activity In the market
yesterday. But the market failed to recover to
a high level, and the total of transactions of
the day was not much changed from those of
yesterday. The Issues dealt In continued to
show great variety, and many stocks made
their re-appearance on the tape after a long
Interval. There are many stocks listed cn the
exchange or admitted for trading in the un
listed department which are practically dor
mant except in the periods of speculative ex
citement when enthusiasm over the possibilities
for the enhancement of values become suffi
ciently great to accept chances on securities
whose valuo is exceedingly problematical.
Rathe; more consideration was given today
also to the money outlook, although there was
small change In interest rates. The tone of
the money market, however, was called harder.
The week's gold outgo to Cuba will be as large
as expected. Subscriptions to the Japanese
loan. & forthcoming offering of $26,000,000 of
New York City bonds and today's sale of $25.
000,000 of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rail
way bonds Indicate requirements on banking
credits to be met. The decline of nearly $10,
000,000 In value for October exports of, do
mestic products is explanatory of the ease
with which Europe Is drawing American gold
in the Fall of this year.
The strength developed in a number of stocks
was mostly explainable from special causes.
Various speclflj rumors of an early Impending
decision in the Northern Securities were re
sponsible for the strength of the Harrlman
group. Rock Island was helped by Its bond
sales. Amalgamated Copper enjoyed the bene
fit of a iurther rise in the price of copper. The
early heaviness of the Steel group and tneir
ater recovery was .connected with the meeting
of the steel billet pool. The dartre to realize
persisted to the last, and the market closed
Bonds were strong. Total sales, par value.
$11,870,000. United States bonds were un
changed on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low bid.
Atehlion 1.700 87 1 ST
do preferred l.WW 102 luzii
Baltimore & Ohio.... 17.400 9SU 97 97h
do preferred 100 93 as
P-anarilfln Pacific ... 0.100 133 M. 132 133H
Central of N. J 100 191b lHs l'JUi
Chesapeake &. OhloN 20.2UO 4Si 40i 43
Chicago & Alton.... 400 49;, 44
da nrefprred .......... ..... ..... o
Chi. Great Western.. 19.100 25ti 21h 24-S
Chi. & Northwestern. 500 200)1 200 109
Chi., Mil. & St. Paul 17,600 174 172i 173fc
00 prcierrea .
Chi. Term. & Trans.. 3,000 12
do preferred 1,000 24
C, C, C. &. St. L.... 500 SST4
Colorado soutnern .. J,w
do 1st preferred.... 1,000 60&
do 2d preferred 900 37b
Delaware & Hudson.. 2,000 189
DeL. Lack. & West.. 200 333
Denver & Rio Grande 1,200 34-
do preferred .
do lit preferred.... 900
do 2d preferred 1,400
Hocking Valley 1,000
00 prcierrea - vsu.
Illinois Central 4,000 161
Iowa Central 1.100 32
do preferred . 1.400 55
Kan. City Southern.. 400 31
do- preferred i,sy &oyi
Louisville & Nashv..
Metropolitan St. Ry..
Mexican Central ....
Minn. & St. Louis...
Xf a. rt x. c a r
do oref erred ....... 100 148 14o4i 148
Missouri Pacific 18.100 lCSjfc 108V1. 10SU
Mo., Kan. & Texas.. 4,vou 3d 3y4 sa?s
do preferred 35.000 6414 04 Krtj
National of Mex. pfd. 600 43 42 42
New loric central... u.100 J37i iao
Norfolk & Western 20.000 74 d
do preferred 00
Ontario & Western.. 300 43 42 42
Pennsylvania 3.500 137 13S 13tJ
P.. C, C & St, L....
do 1st preferred....
do 2d preferred......
Rock Island Co
St, L. & S. F. 2d pfd.
St, L. Southwestern..
Southern Pacific ....
BOO 7a;, 70
t:,DOO 70 75
300 88 87b
4.000 118b 11
do preferred 1,300 95
Texas & Pacific 400 3S
Toledo. St. L. & W.. 200 31b
do preferred 600 50
Union Pacific 17,500 115
do preferred COO 94
Wabash 2.900 21
do preferred 2,300 40
Wheeling & L. Erie. COO 22
American . ..
United States 400 119
Amalgamated Copper 71.600
Amer. Car & Foundry 2,600
American Cotton Oil
do preferred .......
American Linseed Oil
Amer. Sm. & Refining 18.200
do preferred 1.800 115 118'i 114H
Amer. Sugar Refining 18.200 14Sb 147 147
Anaoonda Mining Co. 2,000 120 117 116
.tsrooKiyn tu xTansu. uu.aw .0 t
uoioraao tuei & iron ao.eoo 47 46:
43,100 219 218
General Electric ....
do preferred .......
North American ....
Pacific Mall ...
People's Gas -4,100 109 108 109
Pressed Steel Car....
do preferred .......
Pullman Palace Car.
Tenn. Coal & Iron...
U. S. Leather..
U. S. Realty........
U. S. Rubber
do preferred .......
XS. S. Steel
400 93 02
Total- sales for the day. 1.533.400 .shares,
NEW YORK, Nor. 15. Closing quotations:
U. a ref. 2s Tg.104
do coupon.... 104
U. S. 3s reg...,104
C & N. W. C 7s.l2S
D. & R. a. 4s. ..101
XV. I. C !StS...100i
do coupon.... 104 u
Nor. Pacific 3s.. 74
U. a new 4s rg.130
do coupon.. . .130
U. S. old 4s reg.106
do coupon. ...106
Atchison Adj. 4s 94
xsor. r-acinc 4S..105
So. Padflc"48. . . 03 Xt
Wis. Central 4s.. 92
Stocks at London.
LONDON, Nov. 15. Consols for money.
ea consols xor account, ss
do preferred.. 105
iNorfolk & West
Ontario & West. 44
jsaiumoro & u.100
z-eunsyivama ... 70
Rand Mines 11 u
Can.. Pacific... 130
Cher. & Ohio... 48
C Gt. West... 25
C M. & St. P.. 178
De Beers 18
D. & Rio Grande 35
do preferred.. SS
do 1st pret.... 75
do 2d pro". ....56
An ?d Ttrf -
So. Railway. .... 37
do preferred... 98
Sa Parlfl rn
lUnion Pacific. ...116
no prexerrea... 88
U.. a Steel 29
Louis. & Xsk.,l3HrWabMh 35 Vi
ho, Ks. at T. do prererrea... -ibi
N. Y. Central.. 140 Saaalfth Fount.. 87 H
Xeaey. Xxehftage, Xtc
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Money on call.
steady, 2& per cent; closing bid, 2 per cent;
offered. 2 per cent. Time loans, steady; 80
days, 3U per cent; 00 days and six months, 3H
per cent. Prime- mercantile paper. 3H4
Sterling exchange Firm, with actual busi
ness In bankers' bills at $4.8675 4.86S0 for
demand, and at $4.8404.8400 fqr 60-day bills;
posted rates. $4.83 and $4.87 U; commercial
Bar silver 33 Uc
Mexican dollars lOKc.
Bonds Government bonds, steady; rail
road bonds, strong.
LONDOJ0 Nov.- 16. Bar silver, firm, 26Kd
per ounce. .
Money, 12 per cent.
The rate of discount in the open market for
short bills Is 3 per cent; three months bills.
2 15-1683 per oent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nor. 14. Silver bars,
Mexican dollars. 4646Kc
Drafts Sight. 6c; telegraph, 7Hc
Sterling on London, 60 days, $4.84: sight.
Bally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. Today's statement
of the Treasury shows:
Available cash balance.. $144,280,367
Portland .... $799,512
SeatUe .... 973.433
Taccma . ,.. 548,034
SAN rKANCISCO MARKETS.
Wheat Decline at Chicago Causes Sympa
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15. (Special.) The
wheat decline In Chicago caused sympathetic
weakness in the cereal here, and showery
weather In California contributed to the de
pression. Local holders of December are llqul.
dating and buying May, but the latter option
Is freely supplied. The spot quotation for No.
1 shipping wheat was reduced to $1.42. Bar
ley receipts continued light, and that market
was relatively well sustained. Strictly choice
Is offered sparingly. Seed oats are in better
demand, other kinds- sUady, FJour feedstutfs
and hay are unchanged.
Hops are In few hands and strongly held at
full - prices.
The poultry market Is receiving more atten
tion as Thanksgiving approaches. From pres
ent indications, dressed turkeys will open firm
next week, but the express company reports a
likelihood of heavy receipts.
Apples are ctlll arriving too freely from the
North and East. Upper grades are so cheap
that lower grades are neglected. Only fancy
Spltzenbergs are now selling above $1.15. The
orange market is well stocked, and easy for all
selections. Choice lemons are scarce, but a
carload Is due Friday. Shipping grapes are
wanted at full prices. Tropical fruits are
Nuts are firm and in more demand.
River potatoes are still arriving heavily and
keeping prices down. Fancy Salinas are
steady. Onions are higher for upper grades.
Fancy are scarce and now selling at $2.
Butter is inactive and weak. Cheese beasy.
Eggs are lower. Receipts, 24,000 pounds but
ter, 6000 pounds cheese, 21,000 dozen eggs.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, S0Q65c; garlic.
4S4c; string bean?, 225c; tomatoes, 40385o;
okra, 50ff75c; egg plant, 40375c
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 15318c; turkey
hens. 1620c; roosters, old, $4 4.60; do young,
$55.50; broilers, small. $2.5033; dd large,
$3.5034; fryers, $1&4.50; hens. $4.506; ducks,
old. $4.50-35; do young. $56.
BUTTER Fancy creamery, 20c; creamery
seconds. 16c; fancy dairy, 16c; dairy seconds,
CHE ESD Young America, llb12c; East
E3GGS Store, nominal: fancy ranch, 46c
WOOL Lambs', lefflSc
MILLFEED Bran. $18819; middlings, $24
HOPS 1904, 29Q-32C
HAY Wheat. $1015; what and oats. $10
14; barley. $9312; alfalfa, $9311.50; clover, $7
69; stock. $57; stiaw, 4565c
FRUIT Apples, choice. $1.25; do common,
25c; bananas. 75c$3; Mexican limes, $434.50;
California, lemons, choice, $3.60; do common,
$1; oranges, navels, $233; pineapples, $234.
POTATOES River Burbanks, 40S63c; River
reds, 60370c: Salinas Burbanks, 90c$LS0;
sweets, 65385c; Oregon Burbanks, 65385c
RECEIPTS Wheat, 660 centals; barley. 1478
centals; beans, 7000 sacks; com. 1835 centals;
potatoes, 6381 sackn; wool, 216 bales; hides,
Receipts at the Portland Union Stockyards
yesterday were 1158 sheep, 98 cattle and 623
hogs. The following prices were quoted at the
CATTLE Best steers, $3.25; medium. $2.75;
HOGS Best large, fat hogs. $5.6035.65; light-
SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley,
$2.60; lambs, $3.25.
Current at Chicago. Omaha and
OMAHA. Nov. 15. Cattle Receipts, 8300.
Market steady: native 6teers,-$4Sfl; cows and
heifers, $2.4033.80; Western steers. $2.7683.75;
range cows and heifers, $2533.50; canners,
$1.7532.25; etockers and feeders, $2533.90;
calves, $2.5035.50; bulls,, stags, etc, $1.75
Hogs Receipts. 9500. Market 6310c lower;
heavy. $4.6084.70; mixed. $I.COg4.63; light.
$4.553'4.65; pigs. $434.50; bulk of tales, $4.60
Sheep Receipts, 5000. Market stronger;
Western yearlings, $4.2534.65; wethers, $4
4.60; ewes, $3.754.40; common and etockers,
$334.25; lambs, $535.75.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15. Cattle Re'ceipUV 1CO00.
Including 400 Westerns. NMarket steady; good
to prime steers, $3.9036.85; poor to medium,
$3.6035.70; stockers and feeders, $234: cows.
$1.2534.40; heifers, $1.7535.40; canners, $L23
82.40; bulls, $23-1.25; calves, $3.6037; West
ern steers, $3.1035.15.
Hogs Receipts today, 83.000; tomorrrow, 55,
000. Market lOo lower; mixed and butchers.
$4. 6334.87b; rood to choice heavy, $4.80
4.90; rough heavy, $4.6034.65; ljght, $4,603
4.S0; bulk of sales. $1.0534.50.
Sheep Receipts, 22,000. Sheep weaker. Iambs
steady; good to choice wethers, $4.3034.75;
fair to choice mixed, $3.5031.20: Western
sheep, $3.2531.75; native lambs, $4.2538;
Western iambs, $4.6035-50.
KANSAS CITY, Nor. 15. CatUe Receipts.
19,000. Market 6310c lower: native steers,
$3.7536.25; native cowa and heifers, $L609
5.60; stockers and feeders, $2.25g-25; bulls.
$1.7533-50; calves, $2.5036; Western steers.
$334.50; Western cows. $1.6033.30.
Hogs Receipts, 17,000. Market 510o lower;
bulk of sales. $4.5034.75; heavy. ?4.7034-S0;
packers, $4.6034.75; pigs and light, $4.25
Sheep Receipts, 6000. Market strong; mut
tons. $434.60: lambs. $4.2535.75; range weth
ers. $434.75; ewes, $2.5034; Utah yearling 97
pounds, $4.60; Utah lambs, 66 pounds, $5.60.
Dried Pratt at New Yeck.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Evaporated apples
continue quiet. Common, 8&3-iUc; prime, 4 be:
choice, 4&33J4c: fancy, 5bc.
Prunes are In moderate demand. Market
'firm, with Oregon fruit pretty well cleaned up.
California, varieties range from 2s to 6c, ac
cording to grade
Apricots show no change. Choice, 9b310bc;
extra choice. lOfflObc; fancy, JJ15c.
Peaches are steady, with choice quoted at
959540; extra choice, OHSlOc; fancy, lObffllo,
CeJTew aad Ssgar.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. Coffee Futures closed
steady at a decline of 5 points. Sales. 27,500
bags, including December, 6.95fT7c; January,;
7.10c; March. 7.23g7.30c; May. 7.457-50cr
July, T.e07.6c: Septesaber, 7.T5&7.S0; Octo
ber, 7.80c Spot Rio steady; No. 7 Invoice.
8 7rl6c: mild qui:.
Sugar--?Raw- ins; "fair reanlng; 4c; centrlf.
ugaC 96 lest, 4 9-16c; 'saofauMs evtfar, 3c;
BREAK IN WHEAT OPTIONS
CHICAGO PIT WEAK FROM START
' TO FINISH.
Russian Shipments Last Week of
Enormous Proportions increased
Visible- Supply. . .
CHICAGO, Nov. 15. Beginning- with an
easier tone' at the start, the wheat market
gradually developed into an extremely weak
affair. Lower cables and weather suitable for
the movement of the crop caused considerable
liquidation at the opening. Opening quotations
on December were unchanged to o lower, at
$L1SL13. May was oft 3C at $L1S
GL14. Wires to the East were still working
badly, so that the ordinary market information
came slowly. The world's shipments and visi
ble supply statement, that should have been
received Men day. was still delayed, but early
In the day information was .received from a
private source that Russian shipments last
week were of enormous proportions, the largest
weekly shipments from any one country. Al
though not (Coming from an official quarter,
the information apparently bad considerable
effect and materially augmented the selling
pressure. Prospects of a big increased visible
supply also counted against the longs. A
decrease of 500,000 bushels in primary receipts
was apparently altogether Ignored. Neither
was any attention seemingly given to bullish
gossip from th'e Southwest, telling of exhausted
supplies. Another influential factor tending to
depress prices here was the weakness of the
Northwest markets, due to expectation of a
most liberal movement of wheat from the
farms. As prices fell, numerous stop-loss or,
dere were reported, forcing prices still -iurther
downward. The principal selling was In the
December delivery. That option showed the
greatest Iocs, the lowest point reached. $1.11,
being 2c below the highest point of the doy.
May sold off to $1.11. a drop of l32c Tb
market clced almost at the bottom, final quo
tations on December being 2c lower, at $1.1L
May closed with a lois of lc, at $1.11.
In corn, the selling was mainly "of the De
cember option. The market closed practlctlly
at the lowest point. December c lower, at
Trade in oats was exceedingly quiet. Decem
ber closed c lower. at.2Sc
Heavy receipts of hogs at the yards and a
curtailment In shipments of products to tne
.East caused weakness in provisions. At the
close, January pork was off 10312bc; lard and
ribs were each down 235c
The leading futures ranged as follows:
.07 .97 .
December $L13b $1.13
May 1.13 1.13
July 98 .9S
December .... .50 .50
May 46 .46
July 40 .48
.. '.28 .29
.. .31b -31b
.. 7.05 7.05
May 7.17b 7.20
January 6.50 6.62b
May .., 0.60 6.62b
Cash quotations were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 Spring. $M03k1.14; Nc 3. $1.10
1.12; No. 2 red. $1.14b31-17.
Corn No. 2, 65c; No. 2 yellow. 68c.
Oats No. 2. 29 be; No. 2 white. 32c; No. 3
' Rye No. 2, 80c
Barley Good feeding, 38c; fair to choice
Flaxseed No. 1, $1.10b: No. 1 Northwestern,
Mess pork Per barrel. $11.10011.15.
Lard Per 100 pounds. $0.97b37.
Short ribs sides Loose. $6.87b3,7.12b
Short dear side Boxed, $6.87bQ7.
Clover Contract grade, $12.25.
Flour, barrels ..... 31.600
Wheat, bushels 875,000
Corn, bushels 323,609
Oats, bushels 228,700
Rye. bushels 9.000
Barley, bushels 125.500
.yh ; 83st etaoln shrdlu cmtwyp
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW YORK. Nov. 15. Flour Receipts, 26.-
400 barrels; exports, 900 barrels; sales, 2500
barrels. Market dull. In sympathy with wheat.
Wheat Receipts, 36,900 bushels; sales, 3,200,
000 bushels futures. Spot easy; No. 2 red.
?l-21b C o. b. afloat: No. 1 Northern Duluth,
$1.27 f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 hard Manitoba,
$1.08 f. o. b. afloat. As tha wire service was
little better today, the wheat market continued
dull. May closed at $1.13 13-16c; July, $1.02b;
Hops Quiet; state, common to choice, 1904,
Gram at Saa Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 15: Wheat and
Wheat-Shipping, $1.451.47b; milling.
$L52b1.62b. - '
Barley Feed. Sl.07b9I.12H; brewing. $L13
Oats Red, $1.22H-1.50; white, $1.42b
L67b; black, $L27bSl.C2b
Call board sales
Wheat December, $1.43H
Barley December, $1.08.
Corn Large yellow,' $1.3531.42b.
European Grain Markets.
LONDON, Nov. 15. Wheat Cargoes on pas
sage, nothing doing; wheat and flour on pas
sage to united Kingdom. 3.030,000 quarters
to Continent, 1,720,000 quarters.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. lSDecember
7s 2bd; March. 7s H1; May, 7s 4d.
Wheat at Taccma.
TACOMA,' Nov. 15. Wheat lo lower; blue-
stem, 89e; club, 85c.
NEW YORK. Nov. 15. In metakr. the feature
is the strength and activity of copper. The
London market reported an advance, with spot
closing at 66 7a 6d. and futures at 36 15s,
and there was a good demand here, with most
dealers asking considerably higher prices.
Lake ranges from 14.3710 to 14.87bc; electro
lytic from 14.87bc to 14.75c, and casting from
14.250 to 14.62HC
Tin was unchanged at 132 5a 64 Xor spot
and 131 17s 6d for futures In London. Local
ly, the market was quiet hut firm 'at 26.87b
Lead was unchanged at 13 6s 3d la London.
Locally, the market was generally higher.
Some of the larger dealers are etOT offering
spot in full car lots at 4.80c. but quotations
generally range from 4.6034.70c
Spelter waa higher in London, closing at
24 15s, and the New York market followed
the foreign, advance, and was also- higher, at
Iron closed at 51s 6d in Glasgow, and at
45s 10bd in Mlddleaboro. Locally, iron was
quoted firm and higher; No. 1 foundry is
quoted at $16.6017; No. 2 foundry Northern.
$16316.50; No. 1 foundry Southern and No.
foundry Southern soft, $16.50317.
LONDON. Nor. 15. Copper waa strong today
on New York advices, reaching 66 7s Sd. but
the metal closed easier at 63 Is 9d on realiza
tions. Sixteen hundred tons were sold.
Miss Olga Ofner has returned after a
pleasant visit in the East.
Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Hooker, of Philadel
phia, arc among the Eastern tourists stop
ping" at tne roruand. r
Mrs. B. S. Grosscup, wITe of Judge
Grosscup, of Tacoma, is stopping at tha
.Foruana xor a few days.
Fred Walters, a prominent flourmill
owner of Pendleton, is at the Imperial
lor a snort .Portland visit.
S. L. Kline, one of the leading bust"
ness men of Corvallls. Is at the Part
land, accompanied by Mrs. Kline.
J. M. - Hansbrough, of Rassburg, a
well-known Republican joIltl-eiR ef
Douglas County, is at the Imperial.
. Paul Cowljs, BuperlntiBiint f Uw
era iiivlk s! the AMooi&ted Press, la In
Portland em his anaual t&ur of inspection. 1
Dr. D. A. Paine, of Eugene. Is In the
city far a short visit. Br. Paine is a
former superintendent of the asylum
and is prominent in Lane County poli
tics. Mrs. Rose Hoyt, president of the City
Federation o Women's Clubs, and o the
Rose Society, has gone to Gre,ea River
Hot Springs to take treatment lor rheu
matism. H. H. Hoyt, of Duluth, Minn., is stop
ping at the Portland for a visit of a few
days in the. city. Mr. Hoyt is prominent
as a. lumber and mill man of Minnesota
and is West on a short pleasure trip.
Mrs. I C Keating, wife of Manager
Keating-, of the Lyric and Baker theaters,
has been seriously ill during the past
wees and at one time her recovery seemed
very douhtful. She was reported to be
slightly Improved yesterday.
Charles Sweeny, of Spokane, accompa
nied by Mrs. Sweeny, left last night for
San Francisco, where he will spend a
few days on business before going to New
York. The head offices of the mining
company of which Mr. Sweeny is one of
the principal stockholders are in New
York and the Spokane man will remain
there for some time on business. He will
return to Portland in December.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15. It Is reported
here that David B. Henderson, ex-Speaker
of the House of Representatives, who is
spending the winter in Southern Cali
fornia, may take up the practice of law
and remain permanently la Los Angeles.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
York hotels today as follows:
From Portland J. A. Malarkey, at the
Continental; Mrs. Sheldon, at tho Grand
From Sp"okane C Glass, at the Park
Avenue; C. S. Elliot, at tho Grand.
From SeatUe H. G. Brace and F. F.
Hunter, at the Imperial; Miss E. Gilles
pie, at the Continental.
WANTS A DI70ECE.
Another Mlsmated Couple Seeking
Relief From the Court.
Eecause he kicked-hereabout the head
and shoulders, cursed her and threatened
to kill her, Mary A. Acton yesterday com
menced suit against her husband. Allison
Acton, and for the custody of their minor
children, three son3 and two daughters.
The litigants were married at Pendleton
in 1S79, and Mrs. Acton complains that her
husband has pursued a course of cruel
treatment for the past ten -years. She
says that on one occasion he assaulted
her with a chair and called her vile names
In November, 1503, she says he kicked and
beat her. Mrs. Acton alleges that she was
compelled to leave him In September last.
when he threatened her life and said he
would force her to live with him. Acton.
his wife says, owns property in Umatilla
County and has $3000 '.a the bank. She
asks for permanent aliriony in the sum of
$30 per month.
SUES RAILWAY COMPANY.
Southern Pacific Asked to Pay for
Dead and Injured Horses.
Suit for $90CO damages on account of the
killing of three horses and Injuries sus
tained by two others In a railroad accl
denf, was filed by "Wlliam D. Randall in
the State Circuit Court yesterday against
the Southern Pacific Company. The com
plaint states that on October 23, 1904, Ran
dall shipped horses known as Azmlnster,
Cllvoco, Murat and Jefferson from Port
land to Shellmound, Cal. On the follow
ing day at Jefferson the train on which
the horses were helng carried was run
into by a construction train, killing Ax-
minster and Cllvoco, and injuring Murat
and Jefferson. The value of Axminster
is placed at $3000; Cllvoco, $2500, and Jef
ferson. $1000. Randall asks an additional
$500 because the company did not attend to
the injured animals, making $9000 In all.
Williams, Wood & Llnthlcum appear as
attorneys for the plaintiff.
MELD RUM TRIAL TODAY.
Ex-Surveyor-General Is Charged With
Under the charge of fraud while in of
fice, Henry Meldrum, ex-Surveyor-General
for the State of Oregon, will today be
placed on trial In the Federal Court, The
specific charge set forth in the indict
ment Is that of forgery, it being alleged
that Meldrum "feloniously dldmake and
forge" certain affidavits of pretended set
tlers upon unsurveyed public lands, and
this for the purpose of defrauding the
The section of the statutes under which
Meldrum Is indicted provides a penalty
of imprisonment at hard labor for not
exceeding ten years, a fine not exceeding
-uwu, or Dotn.
Additional Jurors Drawn.
Additional jurors to fill the November
panel In the State Circuit Court were
drawn yesterday as follows:
Simon Abraham, barber; J. M. Barrett,
mercnant; wuiiam Donoway, capitalist
J. H. Fox. capitalist: James Fralnev can!
talist; William Isensee, machinist: R. B
jackson, commercial; T. w. B. London
Balfour-Guthrie; Herbert Lee, grocer
W. E. McPheraon. hotel: A. Ix. Plner car.
penter; Thomas Roberts, merchant; John
j. aieret. larmer; w. F. Tilton, harness;
H. C. Thompson, porter; C. A, Williams,
farmer; Charles Wilson, farmer; H. W.
Wallace, capitalist; D. D. Neer, architect;
Frank C. Young, lumber inspector.
W. B. Ayer, receiver of the West Coast
Sash & Door Company, filed a report in
the State Circuit Court yesterday showing
$59,343 assets, $35,592 liabilities and $1157
The complaint and' summons in a di
vorce suit filed in Washington County
by Beatrice Hemmer against Charles
Hemmer were served by Deputy Sheriff
Moreland v yesterday. Mrs. Hemmer
charges her husband with cruel treatment
The case wherein Rodney Berger sues
the Astoria & Columbia River Railroad
Company for refusing to honor a ticket
reading over their lines was given to the
Jury at five o'clock yesterday evening, and
orders rendered for the jury to bring in a
Judge Georgo will render a decision this
morning in the saloon and restaurant-box
ordinance case, and will also decide the
following oases: Merkle vs. "Western Union
Telegraph Company, demurrer to com
plaint; E. R. Hatch vs. Thomas K. Muir,
demurrer to answer.
Dr. Etta Hill Schnauffer 13 defendant in
a. suit for $15,000 damages filed by Jennie
Hawley, through her attorneys, Long &
Sweek, for alleged malpractice. The com
plaint states that Dr. Schnauffer attend
ed Mrs. Hawley in September, 1804. in a
case of- childbirth. The child died 16 days
after birth. It is alleged, through the neg
ligence of the physician. It is further
averred that the mother was improperly
treated and is now a physical wreck.
A petition asking tho will of the late
Jane Abraham be produced and probated
in the County Court by her nephew, Fre
mont Abraham, was filed In the County
Clerk's office yesterday by J. P. Finley &
Sons, creditors of the estate, in the sum
of $175. The petition recites that the
nephew has the will and that he be re
quired to produce it. The only property
owned- by Mrs. Abraham at the time of
her death fs alleged to be a claim against
the estate of her husband, James Abra
ham. In answer to a suit of Blormecke & Co.,
of St. Louis, to recover for goods sold
to him. Waiter Vivell says Bloemecke) '
Co. agreed to furnish him certain (roods
and sueasofxacney for his family, in con-sid-eratioa
of which he agreed to stay in
9b Louis and tp. fit a certain horse owned
by klm to enter races' at Del mar track.
T)m rsc' were to be held in 1901 and
3s9fl 1W JtAfc M'tsMACCt 4c Co
Informed as. to the certainty ana jwob"
hillty of the horse to win races, so that
Bloenaecke might safely buy. pools on the
horse. Vivell says he complied with all
these conditions and the case should bo
WILL OF TfTT.TJONAIBE FOWLER
Relatives Get All Save Several Thou
sands Left to Charity.
PASADENA. CaL, Nov. 15. The will of
the late Eldredge M. Fowler, who died
at Pasadena. Cal.. on November 7. has
been probated here. The will disposes
of property worth many millions of dol
lars. His widow Is given $500,000 in cash
and valuable real estate. Nearly $1,000.
000 In cash Is distributed among his two
daughters, son-in-law and nephew. In
addition, valuable real estate and mining
properties, stocks and bonds are be
queathed to them, A hundred thousand
dollars is distributed among other rela
tives in minor beauests.
Several thousand dollars are left to
charitable institutions. To Grace Hos
pital, In Detroit, in which city Fowler
formerly resided, $10,000 -Is given, to aid
in the work of educating and equipping
worthy young women, to become nurses;
to the Protestant Orphan Asylum In De
troit he gives a like amount, and to the
Pennington Seminary and Female Xlolle
glate Institute of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, of New Jersey, $5000.
Seamen's Institute Concert. '
The programme at the Seamen's Insti
tute, corner Front and Flanders, tonight,
under the auspices of the St. Matthew's
Episcopal choir, will consist of the follow
Victor talking machine
Selections by Mr. FUher
Violin solo Rov Lancaster
Vocal solo, "Troubadour Sang to His Lovf"
- Miss B. cadwell
Recitation Miss S parket
Mixed chorus, "Nightingale and Rose"
ssopranos. Mrs. a. is. Klce, Miss Sarah
Stringer, Miss Bdlth Abst; altos. Mrs. J. U.
Laber, Mrs. J. M. Lewis; tenor, A. IS.
Price; bass, A. G. Ott;pianlst, Miss Louise
Recitation Miss Piercv
Vocal solo Miss Mary Otto
itecttation ......Mm. J. B. Laser
Mixed chorus, "Across the Sea".
New Band Organized.
Twenty-flve of the musicians of the city
met a few nights ago and organized a
band which in the future will be known
as the Portland Marine Band.
The new. organization has engaged Pro
fessor John Coomer as its Instructor and
will meet every Wednesday evening for
practice. Nearly all of the members are
old players and it is expected that In
a short time the band will become one
of the well-known musical organizations
of the city.
The Marconi System is now in successful
It is now used by the British Admiralty ex
clusively. The annual revenue of the company for 1303
increased 700 per cent over that -of the previous
The Marconi System is now employed by the
Italian Government exclusively, in all depart
It Is now In dally operation oil nearly ICO
steamships in the Mercantile Marine.
Under a l-year contract with Lloyd's great
Shipping Agency, it is employed all over tha
world In reporting vessels registered with that
The British Postofflce Department has entered
into a traffic agreement with the Marconi Sys
tem to deliver its messages to all parts of Bag- ,
land. Ireland, Scotland and "Wales.
The earnings of one department of this com
pany (the trans-Atlantic), when In full opera,
tlon. New Tear's day, 1005. will alone be suffi
cient to pay an annual dividend of ISO per cent
on the present capitalization.
The Marconi System has been heavily subsi
dized by the Canadian Government, and there
are now in active operation cn Canadian soil
upwards of 15 stations in the servica of, the
The "Western Union Telegraph Company and
the Postal Telegraph Company have each en
tered into traffic agreements with the Marconi
System to deliver its messages to all parts of
the United States and Canada.
The Marconi System Is now a permanent fac
tor In American business life by the commer
cial establishment of fivb stations In dally use.
In the transmission of ordinary telegraphic mes
sages. Tha Marconi System is now operating In tha
service ot a daily newspaper, published in mid
ocean on board Cunard steamships. It is esti
mated that this branch of the Marconi business
will bring the company a net annual profit of
These are but faint indications of what may
bo accomplished through the thorough estab
lishment of the Marconi System. Full details
concerning this and other matters of import
ance bearing upon the Marconi System may be
obtained by writing ur today. We will send
you complete literature and explain our easy
payment plan of owning stock in this company.
SOUTHWESTERN SECURITIES CO.,
514 II. W. Hellmaa Building,
Los Angeles, California.
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"In the heart of the continent."
This vast mileage of railway,
lying east of Chicago, St. Louis
and the Mississippi River, with
Its Eastern terminal at New
. York, Boston; and" Montreal, its
lines passing- through the cen
ters of population and- reaching'
the gateways of cosameree,
makes up the system called the
NEW YORK. CENTRAL
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North Pacific Coast Agent, 1M
Third St., Portland. '
TV. B. JEROME,
General Agent, 134 Moare st,