Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 16, 1905, Page 13, Image 13

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THE HORNING OHEGONIAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1905.
CAUSE OF WEAKNESS
Brewers Independent of Hop
Growers.
REQUIREMENTS CUT DOWN
Have Bought Heavily In First Part of
Season and Still Have Supply to
Draw Upon Excitement
in the Wheat Market.
The cenditlen of the bop markot I ms-st dls
sppvlntlBg from a holders' standpoint. Prices
r-ld bkrely etoady at the low level readied
last week. There Is no demand from the Hast,
o biu-lncrs is passing except In a small way
between dealers and nothing but the linn
e and taken by the largor growers and specu
.ators prevents a runher slump. These big
! Jf-ra are unshaken in their opinion that tho
n arket nHi.it improve voMtually, and declare
. itlvcly mat they will not unload under 35
it', If they maintain a stiff front, it is
j?5iible tl.ej may win in the end, for the
r aMstiral position of the njag-.ct backs tip
t''Pir argument, but there are other consider
! ynti that i-aanot be overlooked. One is that
. enow curtalnly use Inns hops to the barrel
wiirn prices are high and a shortage stares
"TCt ia te facv, and the ether is the large
quantity ot hops that has already gonwinto
-ns n.pUOH. Add te this the fact that a large
h jppU tIH remains unsold, and it can easily
b 5 fen where the weakness comes from. Tak
g he Azures of well-informed traders, the
r."IiiiW)iiK showing may be tabulated of the
, i .-cm position ef the market:
"gT crop, 1901
" Hteiii.Tfftofi crop ,
iMf.irtua crop
, 1 h k cri.
T a Am 'ft can crop
l.vpcrts slttee Septowtber 1..
T' tal Amort can supply....
Lxports sitcc September ...
Leaving
1 isold In America'.:...
Bales.
90.000
35.000
fav.VUO
270.000
12.000
282.000
75,000
207.000
52.000
155.000
American consumption to date;
All wlng the consumption in this country to
be 210,000 bales under normal conditions, it
an be seen how 207.000 bales could be made
to mfft requirements "when 'prices- arc -unusual
ly high, this without knowing tho exact de-
creass per barrel in the quantity used by
brewers. It is said that ' there are' still in
Oregon 30.000 bales of hen. 10.000 bales each
in "Washington and California and 2000 in New
Tork. which would mako the quantity actual
',i gone Into consumption 154,500 bales. How
'ar this will go toward meeting the yearly
requirements of the browing trade may be fig
ured out by thof-o who think they know, but
hat it is responsible for the independent at
ti'ude of-the consumers there can be no doubt.
Tho knowledge that they have 52.000 bales yet
to draw upon would also cause them, natural
1;. to hosltato about paying high prices.
Still, all the calculations may prove wrong.
Speculators -who have Invested many thousands
in hops "have not gone into the business "blind
ly, and their tables and statistics arc probably
as good as those of bopmon who can only see
;twfr maikets in the future. The next few
months will decide what prices will be. At
he moment it can be stated with certainty
that trade conditions are stagnant, and the
tore reak. Thi: appiicfc to Has tern and for
eign market ua "well as on this Coast. Even
Lupulla." in tho latest Hark Lane Express,
nays' "The borough may be described as be
!ig in a condition ef wonderment. The -market
is weakening daily, and not one of the
most experienced traders can satisfactorily
account for -this' .state -of affairs. But tho '
facts are painfully evident. There is little or
no demand, and many of the holders, having
become weary of the suspense,- aro unwisely
rrcsslng for the sale of their produce, with the
result that buyers are afraid to operate, loss
tbey .should subsequently be able to buy at
even lower prices." To remedy things, many
cf the leading English growers have .formed
a pool, and will take their goods oil the mar
ket. 1
HEAT The bulgo in tho Eastern -wheat
rxarkct has cauod much excitement In the
Northwest, and tho farmers are holding more
strongly than ever. As there is no accom
panying Increase In the demand, trading has
a.most ceased, as dealers decline to pay prices
a;k?d. and millers state that they cannot af
ford to, with flour already so high as to check
filing lot export. On the bassis of the Chi
ago advance, club wheat Is quotable on the
rack here at 87 to 88 cents, and bluestem at
Vb oentS. The Portland quotation ror Valley
i' mains at K7 cents, though better prices are
known to have been paid lif the country.
Nothing at all Is doing in the shipping line.
Foreign market conditions are reported by
ue London correspondent of the Northwestern
Mllier of February 8 as follows:
I can report an improvement of about six
pence a quarter during the past woek on the
. aides of wheat, with dscldedly more inquiry
r :r Immediate shipment. Tnls may be attri
buted to the greut tailing off lu the ship
ments, especially from Russia, to dlsappoint
:ig yields reported from Australia, nnd to the
growing lraprebsion that the new Argentina
rrp lu not likely to equal last year's abnor
rr a y abundant yield.
As I pointed out recently, the porlod between
January 1 and April 1 is likely to bo the one
in which the absenoo of American wheat and
fljur wilt be inrat felt, because in this porlod
the Russian supplies are reMricted by the ice-
. und purui in that country, and new x.a IMata
-wheat cannot be cxpwted to arrive in abund
ance before April.
Thuc it ts inevitable that our supplies in the
United Kingdom during the. next three months
w..l be largelj below our requirements, neces
sitating a heavy drain upou our port stocks.
w hi -h on January 1 were fortunately large.
lr,. a.OvO.MW) quartern, but whieh Jn the last
'irc weeks have already suffered the largo
Jt-crt'sso of ovsr 40O.OW) quarters.
Uunng the -pa en four weeks, moreover, the
sMl-meros to JOurope have averaged only 800,-
oo quarters a week, against an average of
1 109,W0 quartern a wetk in the previous three
month, and It is lu my opinion very doubtful
v.hethcr froqt now to the end of March the
aerage shipment to Eyrope wilt exceed S30,-
t'jj quartors a veeK, compared wlthl.lOO.OOO
in .he corresponding period las: year.
Die scrlouB and lamentable troubles In Kus
. .a nave so lur oen wiutout any appreciable i
fc.r; upea uie warKv, uecaufce it is ielt that
a. tnlag approaching a revolution, which alone
r, u;d lntMicr5 with shipments of gnun. will
be prevented. SUcl-s in the Hursdlan jhtU
an J in the leading inland centers are. liowevor
large enough to admit of the export in
:he near future being equal to those of last
yrar.
The latest advices from Argentina confirm
tho serious damage done to the crop of Santa
I. and very little wheat is apparently ob
tainable abvs a guaranteed weight of GO to
li pounds per bushel, whereas, lat yoar C3
Gi ixjund whoat was "quite commonly ob
'anable. Bad news comes from. Australasia regarding
Uic iltial out-turn of the whnat crop. In New
S ulh IVales arJ Victoria premature ripening
has resulted In serious loss and In a large pro
portion of very light wbfat. Th.e latest offl-
- ia estimates compare as folle-ws-wiUi lastvf
j car:
1904-5.
bushels.
New South Wakis lC,:ti0.o0 -
torle . 13,0-JO.tW "27.3B4iJi
South Aitftralla 13.O0J.O00 cI3.3Cp
xehl .UiHJ"a. ...... ... x.cf'.oi.'v
vueensianu anu xasmania jo.vju ,
quarters, while In lfifM. nojess thtn 4.775,000 i
quarters were cxpoxted.
PJtODUCE The feature of ihe prodnc mar
kets in the week has been the fluctuations In
ffs, prices at which varied according to
weather conditions. At no time was there
much falling oft in receipts, and in the last
two days arrivals -wore so heavy as to cause a
dedino' of a' cent a day. Added to the local
supply was a large consignment of California
gg. which offered a(. Oregon prices.
A goed poultry market was also reported.
with moderate receipts and a strong demand
for chlckenc ducks and turkeys. TVlld game
was scarce and inquired for.
Butter continues (inn, as Front-street re
ceipts are light and the city creameries aro
gett'ng but a email quantity of cream. In
omo quarters on Front street centn is
quoted, but the majority of commlralon nrma
are not above 30 cent. California butter is
on tho market at 27 cents. The top grade
city butter remains at S2 cents, with
fancy creamery at 30 cents. Store butter is
also firm.
Potatoes arc weaker here and at San Fran
cisco, though holders aro 11 rm In their views
and offer sparingly. Two cars of the Col
orado potato brought in wero disposed of on
the local market. Onions are firm and In good
demand.
There is a strong Inquiry for all kinds of
dressed meats at slightly higher prices. Veal
waa more plentiful yesterday, but pork was
very scarce. Livestock have also been scarce
at the stockyards.
roiwxAND markets;
Grain. Tlour. Feed. Ete.
WHEAT Walla Walla. S7fc8Sc; bluestem.
05c; Valley, 87c per bushel.
Jj-LOUit l'atenis. .avsi.oo pc. una.
straights. $4.3UG4.45; clear. 53.851: Valley,
S4. 100-1.25; U1K.OIB. naru ,
Graham. S3.50S4; wnole wheat, ry
flpar, local. $5 Eastern, "S5.lo; cornmeat,
Ker case. S1.00.
OATS No. 1 whue. 41.3591.40: gray. L40
1.45 per cental.
vii.i mti kh-s nn. $13 oer ton: mlcdlinca.
c7. chnrt: pilr ehons. U. 8. Mllta. $18: Unseed
dairy fooas, 51s: nnseea mini, cat jum,
per ton: Jes man car iou.
pound sacks. S0.75; lower grades. Sf-J.25; oat- ,
meal, steel cut, 50-pound tacks. $8 per barrel:
10-pound sacks. $4.25 per bale; oatmeal
(ground). 50-pound ackc. 47.50 per barrel: 10
pound sacks. 44 per bale; spilt pea. 44
per 100-pound sack: 25-pound boxes, 4L15;
pearl barley, 44 per 100 pound; 25-pound
boxes. $1.25 per box: pastry flour, 10-pound
backs. 42.50 per bale.
HAY Timothy. 41416 per ton: clover. 411
12; grain. 4US12; cheat, 412013.
Butter. Eggs, roultrr. Etc
EGGS Oregon ranch. 252Cc per dozen; Cal
ifornia. 2Cc; Eastern. 24c.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra creamery,
32tec per pound;, fancy creamery. 25S180e.
Slate creameries; Fancy creamery. -740
32sc; store butter, 13915c; California fancy
creamery. 27H"-
CHEESE i?uil cream tirlns. 1314c: Young
Americas. HQlZi'c.
POULTRY Fancy hens. 13&ISV:: old hens,
12(gl2Vic: mixed chicken!, llllc; old roost
ers. 10610&C: do young, 11&12c; Springs, 1M
to 2-pound, 1510c; broilers. 1 to Hr-pound. 20
22c; dressed chickens. 13.i14c; turkeys,
alive, 16ffl7c; do dressad, poor. 1718c; do
choice, 20 (222c; geese, live, SgSc: do dreesed.
ll&lSc: ducks, old, 48.50tt0; do young, ajs to
size, 59S3.50; pigeons. 4101.25; squabs, 429
2.50.
GAME Wild geese. 4494.50; mallard ducks.
4363.50: widgeon, 41.7592; teal. 41.5091.75;
snipe. 75c9$l.
dosed at about tho lowest of the session, net
unchanged to 1 point lower. February. 7.20s;
March; 7.31c: April. 7.33c; May. 7.S4c; June,
7.36c; July. 7.S9c: August, 7.43c
LIVESTOCK 2IABKET. .
Prices Quoted at Portland Unloa Stockjards
Yesterday.
Receipts at the Portland Union Stockyarda-
resterday were 404 cattle, 1163 eheop and 361
hogs. The following price were quoted at the
yards:
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon steers. 449
4.25; cows and heifers, 4393.25.
HOdS Best large, fat hogs. 46.50; black and
China fat, 45.C095.7B.
SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley,
44.2594.0O.
Eastern Orrj-on. Sheep Sales.
LA GRANDE. Or.. Feb. 15. (Special.) Buy
ers are in Union and Wallowa Counties, con
tracting for sheep. A Wyoming buyer has
purchased nbout 1000 head In Wallowa County
for from 42.25 to 42.50. and 5000 more were
nold at 42 per head. Many In both counties
aro holding tbenx for better prieesi, consequent
ly buyers arc unable to contract for large
amounts.
STRONG FROM THE START
con-
SCRAMBLE OF SHORTS FURTHER
ADVANCES MAY WHEAT.
Strong Demand for Leading Months
With Wall Street Said to
Be Heavy Buyer.
EASTERN LIVESTOCK.
Prices Current at Kansas City, Omaha and
Chicago.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 13. Cattle Receipt
4000; market GO 10c higher. Native steers,
43.759-3.75; native cows, 41-7594.50; Block
ers and feeders, 42.75 9 4.25; Western fed
ttecrs. S3.75&5.25; Western fed cows. 42.00
94.00.
Hogs Receipts, SOOO; market rong.
lfulk of tales. $4.9095.10; heavy. 45.05
5.15; pigs and lights. 44.10&5.00.
Sheen Receipts, 5000; sheep strong;
lambs, 5$fl5c higher. Muttons, 44.755.S5;
lambs, 47.00fS.OO: rango wethers, 45.60
6.&0; fed ewes. 44.7595.35.
Atchison ....
do preferred
Atlantic Coast Line.
Baltimore &. Ohio...
do preferred
Chicago & Alton.
do preferred
Chi. Great Western.
Vegetables. I'rulr, Etc.
VEGETABLES Turnips. 41 per sack; car
rot, 4:; beets. 41.25; parsnips, 41-50; cabbage,
California. 114c; lettuce, head. 30c per dozen;
parslov. 25c dozen; tomatoes, 42.25 per crate;
cauleflower, 41.7592 per crate: egg plant. 10
15c per pound; celery. i2.253 per crau.
peas, 10c per pound; peppers. 25c per pound;
kprouts, 6c.
ONIONS Fancy. S2.1OS2.30. buying price.
POTATOES Oregon fancy. 75660c; common.
00970c buyer' price; Merced sweeU, lis
ic: new Cailtorniu. 3c per pound.
uaisins Loose Mufcattlu. 4-crown. 7?ic;
5-layer Muscatel raisins. 7fec; unbleached seed-
lees bultanus, uc; ronaon layers, o -crone,
whale boxes of 20 pounds. 51.85: 2-crown. 41.75.
DRIED FRUIT Apples, evaporated. 69&V&0
per pouna; eunariea, saciu or ooxes, none;
apricots. JOftllc; peaches. aglOVic. jears.
none: urunes. Italians. 495c: French. 2li93Hc
ng, California blaclu. 5?ic; do white, none;
binyrna. 20c; F&rd dates, ttc; plums, pitted, oc
DOMESTIC rUVilT: APJJies, t-uer oaio
Tirinr. 11. 25: Bmtzesberes. xi.,uzi2: cooKins,
75vV0c; figs, S5c942.30 per box; cranberrlea,
si" RO tier barrel.
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, fancy. 42.753
stb: choice. S2.75 ner box: oranges, standard.
41.303 1.75: fancy, si.wwtr-; manaanns. wvuits
v.n. HnmrlnH 1 TJi'tll tier bor t wrj nr-
Xrult. $2.7593 per box: bananas, &95&c per
pound.
3Ieatc and Provisions.
BEEF Dressed, bulls. 3fip4c; cows. 3!i95c:
countrj' eers. 48'wizc.
MUTTON Dressed. ia ic per pounu.
VEAL Dressed, loO to 125, S'.itfHo per lb.;
125 to 200. 6HOoc; 200 and up. 495c.
PORK. Drcsfced. 100 to 150. 7&iiso per
pound; 150 and up, c
MAMS l en u pounas. i-'AC per pouna
14 to 16 pounds. 1-Uc: 18 to 2u pounds. 1214c
California (picnic). SVc; cottage hams, uc
shoulders, 8c; boiled ham, 20c; boiled picnic
baiii. boneiit, lie
lurflV Kuncv breakfast. 16c uor riound
standard breakfast, 14c; choice, 15c; English
breakfast, 11 to li pounds, 13c; ptacn bacon.
lie
SAUSAGE Portland ham. 12Hc per pound
minced bam, 10c; Summer, choice dry, 17V4c
boloena. long. 51c: welnerwurst. 8c; liver. 3c
pork. Ic; blood, 5c; headcheese. 12iic: bologna
sausage, link. 4--C.
DRx bALiLU iiisAi ueguiar snort
clears, 2?ic salt, I0c smoked; clear backs. 0:
salt, 10c smoked; urtgon export, 2U to
duunds. average. 10'Ac salt. 11 Vic smoked
cleans. salt, 10Uc smoked; clear backs, ttc
Union butts. 10 to io pounud, avers i a,
salt, l)c smoked.
PICKLED GOODS Pickled plga feet, 14-bar-
rels, 45; u-barreis. ?z.7&; 10-pouna idt, xi.25
ntckled tripe, -barrels, 45; 14-barrels, 4Z75
15-pound kit. 41-25; pickled plga tongues.
-barrels. SU; u-barreis, 43; 15-pound kl
41.50; pickled iambs' tongues, -barrels, 40
barrels. 15.50: 15-pouna kits. S2.75
LARD Kettle-rendered: Tiercet. P?ic: tubs.
'8Jic: 50s, 0-jic; 20c. 9ric: 10s. lOJic; 5s. lOlic
Stancara pure: iiereci-, oc; iuos. ovc; ous,
fctic; 20s, t)c; 106. bc: os. sjfcc. compound
Tierces, CHc; tubd. 6ic; 50s. Cs; lus. 7i;c
5s. 75c
Groceries. Nuts. Elc
COFFEE Mocha. 26&26c; Java, ordinary, lfl
Q'Ac; Costa Rica, lancy. I8'a20c; good. 109
lbc; ordinary, 1012c per pound; Columbia
roat, cases. JOOb. xu.so; wis, zi; Arbuckle,
iU.3b; Lioiu Jo.ss.
RICE Imperial Japan, No. L 45.37i4
Southern Japan, 43.50; Carolina, ii90c
brokeulxead. 2c
SALMON Columbia River. 1 -pound tails.
41.75 per dozen; --pouna laiis, I -pound
cats, si.bi; tancy. pouna nats, 4L80
1 pound flats. 41.10; Alaska, pink, 1-pound
tails, 85c; red. 1-pound talis, 4L45; sockeyes,
1-pound tails, 41.75; 1-pound flats, 41.65.
SUGAR Sack basis, 100 pounds; Cube. 46.40:
iwwdered, $0.15; dry granulated, 46.05; extra
C, 45.55; golden C. 45.45; fruit sugar, 46.05, ad
vance over eack. oub as lojionj.; xJiuxeii, iuc;
half-barrels. 25c; boxes, 50c per loo pounds.
(.Terms: On remittance within 15 days, deduct
14c per pouna; 11 later man 10 days aud with
in 30 dim deduct Uc per pound: so dis
count after 30 day.) Best sugar granulated.
45.85 per 100 pounds; niaplo sugar, 15918a
pci pound.
SALT caiiiornia. iu per ion, si.35 per
bale. Liverpool. 30s, a5.5o; lWJt, 415: 20UO.
F14.50; hair ground, 100s. 55.25; 50s, 45.75.
NUTS Walnuts, 13ic per pound Dy sack, lo
extra for less than sack: Brazil nuts. 15c; fll
berts. 14c; pecans, jumbos. 14c; extra large.
15c; almonds. L X. L.. ltrtic; che&tnuu, Ital
ians, 15c; Ohio, 44.50 per 25-pound drum; pea
nuts, raw, 7jic per pound: roasted. Be; pine
nuts. 1012&c; hickory nuts, 7c; coco&nuts.
E59V0c per dozen.
BEANS Small white. Pe; large white, 3c;
pink. 3&c; bayou. 35c; Lima, &Uc.
SOUTH OMAHA. Feb. 13. Cattle Re
ceipts. 300: market strong. Native steers.
43.40fi5.00: cows and heifers, 42.004.20;
canners, 4LE09-2.70; stockers and feeders.
42.4094.15; calves. 43.009'5.76; bulls, stags,
etc.. 42.2593.75.
Hors Rocclpts. 000: market strong.
Heavy. 41.S594.00; mixed. 44.S2H 4.ba:
light, 44.7694.85: pigs. 43-76 3 1.40; bum of
sales, 44.S2H34.05tt.
Sheep Receipts. 3000; market stronger.
Western yearlings, 45.S090.50: wethers.
44.005.75; ewes, 44.5595.50; lambs, 46.759
80.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. Cattle Receipts,
10.000; market steady. Good to prime steers.
5.8096 25; poor to medium. 44.005.5;
stockers and feeders, 52.50 4. 3u; cows.
4 1.25 f 4.35; heifers, 42.10&5.00; canners,
4L35 9 2.05; bulls, 42.0094.00; calves. 43.30
9S.00.
Hogs Receipts today. 18,000; tomorrow.
S.000: market strong. Mixed and butchers,
44.80 9 5.05; good to choice heavy. 45.009'
.10; rough heavy. 44.759-J.30; lignr,
95.00; bulk of sales, 44.8595.00.
Sheerj Receipts, 13.000; market steady.
Good to choice wethens 45.65 90.00; fair to
choice mixed. 44.6095.40; Western sheep.
Sl.COef 3.00; native lambs. 43.u09H.u0; west
ern lambs. 45.75 4f.00.
SAN TKANCISCO MARKET.
Only Slightly Affected by Chicago Bulge In
Wheat.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15.-(Speclal.)-The
Chicago bulge in May wheat started a little
boom at this end, but the markot flattened out
toward the close. Local operators think tne
Eastern market la undergoing too much manip
ulation to be safe, and are acting cautiously.
Soot wheat remained steady, with light con-
sumptlve trade. Barley futures strcngmeneo
In tho early dealing!, but closed easier on pros-
sects of rain. Cash prices for barley and oats
were steady, with offerings' fully balancing- the
demand. Rye was scarce and arm. Local mni
crs report flour dull.
Hops rule quiet at the recent decline, ana
the market la without feature.
Wool continues nominal, with the market
still bare.
Low price were obtained at today's auction
of orances. Four carloads wcro ofiered, lixtra
fancy navels sold at 41.35 to 4L6j. ordinary
fanoy. 41.25; choice, &0c to 41; standard, 75c
to 03c The open market for oranges was lib
erally stocked and depressed In proportion,
Other citrus fruits were quiet and steady. Ap
ples wcro Inactive and weak.
Cured fruits are attracting more attention.
but prices are unchanged.
Fancy notatocs were In moderate demand
and firm. Other grades were dull and weaK.
Sweets were steady. Onions were llrmly main
tained for best quality.
Butter and eggs were weak. Cheese was
Ktnadr- RecelDts. S5.2O0 pounds butter, i-w
pounds chee.e, 0,300 dozen eggs.
VEGETABLES Garlic, aioc; green peas,
497c; string beans. 8915c; tomatoes. 41&1.75;
egg plant, 1012Hc
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 18921c; roost
er?, old, 44.5W5; do young. 4697; broiler.
Email. $39-50; large, $3.5084: fryers. 4596;
hens, $5f 7; ducks, old, 4596; do young. 509.
CHEESE Young America, llViQl-Vic; East
ern. 13915c,
BUTTER Fancy creamery. 26c; creamery
seconds, 23c: fancy dairy. 25c; dairy seconds.
22c
EGGS Store. 22922tic: fancy ranch. 24c.
WOOL Lambs'. 16918c
HAY Wheat. 410914.50; wheat and oats. 410
914; barley. 41911; alfalfa, 40911-50; clover.
4799; stocks, 457; at raw. 45965c:
MILLFEED Bran. 420.50921.50; middlings,
424920.
HOPS 1004, 25927c
FRUIT Apple, choice. 41.75; do common.
50c; bananas, 75c942.50; Mexican limes. 459
45.50; California lemons, choice, 42.50; do. com
mon. 41; oranges, navels. 75c94L75; pineap
ples. S25S.50.
iOTATOES Early Rose. 41-2591.50; River
Burbanks. 75c41; River reds, 6070c; Salinas
Burbanks, 4191.40; sweets. 75o941; Oregon
Burbanks. 411.25.
RECEIPTS Flour. 0211 quarter sacks;
wheat, 16,312 centals; barley, 8743 centals;
oats, 409 centals; beans, 20C3 sacks; corn, 1200
centals; potatoes. 22i0 sacks; bran, 755 sacks;
middlings, 675 sacks; hay, 342 tons; wool. 1
bale; blder. 27a
CHICAGO. .Feb. 13. From the start, the
wheat market had a strong undertone. Shorts
in May started to cover In lively fashion as
soonas the market opened. Initial quotations
on May were unchanged to ic higher at 41.13
to 41.1814. July was up a shade to H9Uc at
4L01T to 41.02. Within a few minutes shorts
had bid up the price of May to 4LlSi. July
went up to S1.02& Commission houses also
were fair purchasers, higher cables and small
receipts In tho Northwest being Influences that
ttendcd to stimulate speculative demand. The
advance, however, met with active liquidation
by a prominent holder. Before offerings were
assimilated, some resctlon In prices occurred.
July wheat became heavy, falling below the
close of the previous session. Under selling
by commission houses and pit traders, the price ( ejj & Northwestern
of Julydropped to 41.014. The reaction, now- 1 cbl.. Mil. & St. Paul
ever, was only momentary. Renewed covering Chi. Term. & Trans..
by shorts soon started prices upward again, j r. c T. V.
Throughout the remainder of the session eentl- j co'lorkduSonihra
ment was extremely bullish. Both May and 1 a0 t, nrefcrrd. . .
July were In active demand, much or tne Duy-
Inc being credited to- Wall street houses. Just
before the clcs May touched 41.10: July ad
vanced to 41.02HS1.C2X. The market closed
fairly strong, witli May at 4L10-VL1!.
11 rial quotations on July were at 41.024-
Larger receipts than expected caused liberal
liquidation on com early In the day, result
ing in considerable weakness. May opened H
tl lie higher, and rlosed at 47Vic.
Influenced by the strength of wheat, a. firm
vans prevailed In the oats market during the
latter part o the day. May closed at SIM
3PHc
Provisions were extremely dull and weak.
At the ckw May pork was a shade higher at
412.00f 12.J2. Lard was up 24c. at 47. Ribs
were off a shade at 46.87U96.00.
WHEAT.
Low. Close.
?L18 ?l-10i
1.015 1.02
.03 .04
copper In London. Reading showed
Unued effect of profit-taking.
The long-standing rumors of Tesults to fol
low the distribution of Northern Securities
arrets were revived and helped to advance tho
Pacifies and Northers Securities Itself. The
recent movement In the Iron and steel Indus
trials had some extension, but met with a de
gree of pressure. Tho break In Pressed Steel
Car. caused by the poor showing 1:1 ,no an"
nual report of buslnefu for 1004. had some ef
fect on the group. The constant departures
from the Wall street district of men Influential
In the market and In financial affairs Induced
some caution about commitments by operators
of smaller resources, and begets a suspicion
that .operations on a larger scale arc not to be
looked for In the immediate future. The re
action on profit-taking In the last hour was
partly recovered, but tho closing was Irregular.
Bonds were firm. Total sales, par value.
45.OGQ.UO0. United States bonds were all un
changed on call,
STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Closing
Sales. High. Low. bid.
1.7W) bttti 8SVi
1,800 102 10"2a
300 1224 122Vs
0,100 105S 104
1W l7 07
Canadian I'acIHe 37.WJO 138tA JL37
. . t .... . " 1 (IT
Vl 41ki.ll U I . J ..... . ...... .....
Chesapeake & Ohio.- 4,000 51i jO4
flrm In their views, and it Is s aid to ha more
difficult to shade quotations. Lake la held at
J5.50c: elcctrolyUc. 15.37 H3l"-oc ana caJrL-
lng. 15915.23c
Lead was a shade higher at ti is i in
London. Locally, the market 13 uncnangea
at 4.4594.60c.
Spelter was quiet at 6.1096.20c in me low
market. In London the market was a, snaae
easier at 24 15s.
Iron closed at 53s In Glasgow, and at 4i
10!4d In MIddlesboro. Locally, Iron Is said to
be In a little better demand, and the tone or
the market Is firm. No. 1 foundry Northern
is quoted at 417.50917.05; No. 2 do. 417.30:
No. 1 foundry Southern and do soft, fit. to
919.
884
102 Yt
122
104H
06
138
Dried Trult at New York.
NEW TORK. Feb. 13. Evaporated apple
are quiet. bHt the recent decrease in the de
mand- has not weakened the tone of the mar
ket, and prices were without change. Common,
4954c; prime. 5-?i96c. and fancy, 7c.
Prunes arc In slight demand, but unchanged.
Apricots remain firm, but quiet, with choice
10810c; extra choice. 11912Vic. and fancy.
114915c.
Peaches are unchanged at 410c for choice;
10V4910-J4C for extra choice and ll912c for
fancy.
Raisins Quiet and unchanged.
'500 42i 41ia
4.500 22
1.W0 235)74
1.800 1I7'.m
1.4U0 10'. 1
0,800
200
34
05
25tt
22 Vi
230
17?
1S3
32
1MH
25U
000 19214 1014
May
July
September
February
May
July .....
February
May
July .....
February
May
July
February
May
July
Open. High.
. .41.18 4l.l!i
.. l.oi-i 1.024,
.. .U3?s .til's
CORN.
.. .44U .44
.. .47$
OATS.
MESS PORK.
-31H
3l
.12.874 12.0254
.13.00 13.02H
LARD.
'. "eVoV. t.oo"
. 7.07J4 7.12,
SHORT RIBS.
.141',
-46i
-47U
.31
.30-:
12.874
12.374
6.95
7.03
-44V4
.n
47s
30T
Slid
-31S
21.300
2,6Xi
2.500
600
'b,iw
400
44s
es
5rs
02i
30
43j
701.
64W
00
ibVVz
30
2.300
4,500
8.100
3.tW
2.50O
400
3:1
6S
137?;
1734
S2
122
22U
01
413
80
22S
1105
184
33
04?I
254.
037
37
192
355
324
67 4
434
7l4i
614
014
5Wi
157
304
50
S3
68
138
173i
8J
122
2:5,
60
33H
604
lash
174
82Ti
y.oo 1234
S,:0 23i
IOO til
S.&60 1064 1034 106
100 160 1W 160
5,800 lOTTi
1.20O- 324
300 00
42ji
1484
04
84k
12.7214
I2.O2I4
13.024
6. SO
7. W
7.125
February
May ....
July
6.874
7.00
6.874
7.00
6.70
6.00
7.024
6.00
7.024
Cash quotations were as follows
Flour Dull.
Wheat No. 2 Spring. 41.1691.13; No. 3, 41-03
91.13: Ko. 2 red. 41.2091.221. -
Corn No. 2, 44ic; No. 2 yellow, 45c
Oats No. 2, 32ic; No. 2 white. 32ic: No. 3
white. 32c
Rye No. 2, 75c
Barley Good feeding. 3Sc; fair to choice
malting. 42946c v
Flaxseed No. 1. 41.174; No. 1 Northwest
ern. 41.25.
Timothy seed-Prime. 52.82492.85.
Mens pork Per barrel, 412.70912.75.
Lard Per 100 pounds, 40.774c6.S0.
Short ribs sldeso-Loose, 40.62496.05.
Short clear sides Boxed, 46.7596.774.
Clover Contract grade, 412.50.
Receipts. Shipments.
FTour, barrels
Wheat, bushels
corn, bushels ......
Oats. bu?0iela
Rye, bushels .......
Barley, bushels ....
40,000
... 30.0W
...387.600
...257.00")
... 1.00O
... 12.000
31.300
36,400
218.800
100.tj0
3.200
10.000
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW " TORK. Flour i:"cceipts, 21,-
000 barrels; exports. 2500 barrels. Market,
quiet, with top grades nominally Jilgher.
Wheat Receipts, 950 bushels: exports, 20,300
bushels. Spot, firmer; No. 2 red. nominal ele
vator. 41.24 f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern
Duluth. 41.2S-i f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 hard Man
itoba, 41.114 f. o. b. -afloat. The scramble of
May shorts was the feature today. Manipula
tion explained the squeeze. Otherwise the
local market, while quiet, was. firm, last prices
showed 49c net advance. May closed
41.17T&; July closed 41.00: September ' closed
37c
Hops Dull.
Hides Quiet.
Wool Steady.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 15. Wheat and bar
ley, easier.
Spot quotations-
Wheat Shipping. 41.5091.55; milling. 41.55
91.63.
Barley Feed. 41-17491.20; brewing. 41.21U
9L23S.
Oats Red. 4L401J1.55: white. 41.42491.574
black, 41.35H91.C3.
Call board sales
Wheat May, 4L4S
Barley May, 41.18.
Corn Large, yellow, 41 749L35.
Changes In Avallnbla Supplies.
Mlnlnc Stocks.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 15. Official closing
quotations for mining stocks today were as
follows:
Alta 4 .OSIJulIa 4 .03
Alpha Con lSuustlce 10
'JiLady wasn. Con- .02
l.l
.29
.63
.21
Totals 46.840.000 !5$73,l
This Indicates that the suppllcsXa
he present year may not exce
Oils.
GASOLINE Stovev gasoline, cases, 23 Vic; iron
barrels, 17c; 8t deg. gasoline cases, ii2c; iron
barrels or drums, 26c
COAL OIL Cases, 214c; iron barrels. 15c;
wood barrels, none; 63 dcg.. cases. 22c; Iron
barrels. 154c; Washington State test burning
olis except headlight, lid per gallon higher.
LINSEED OIL Haw, barrels, 56c; casta, flic
Boiled: Barrel. 58c; cases, C3c; lc less in
25v.-ta.Uon lata.
TURPENTINE Cases. S5c: barrels. Sic.
WHITE LEAD Toh lots. 7ic; 600-pouna
lots. 7&c; less than 500-pound lots. 8c
Hops. Wool, Hides, Etc
HOPS Choice. 25o2Gc per pound.
WOOL-Valley. Itu20c Jer pound; Eastern
Oregon. l917c; nionalr, 25926c per pound for
choice.
HIDES Dry hides. No. 1. 10 pounds and up.
159154c per pound; dry glp. No. 1 5 to 16
pounds, 12c; dry calf. No. 1. under 5 pounds,
lbc; dry salted bulls and stags, one-third less
Than dry flint; salted hides, steers, sound. 10
Se; under 60 pounds and cows. 6497c: stags
raad bulls, oouod, 4944c; kip, sound. 15 to 20
ipsunds. 7c; under 10 pounds. 4c; green (un
Malted), lo per pound less: culls, lc tvr nnnn.l-
Bhinrse hides, salted. 41.5092 each: dry. $19 1.50
Jeich; colu' bides. 25950c each; goatskins,
l&eimuon.. 10915c ach; Angora, with wool on.
TALLOW Prime, per pound, 495c; No. 1
ad gras. 2Vif3c
iew xotk. uotxon narket.
CJCW YORK, Peb. loi Cotton-Futurea
Andes
Belcher ...
Beet & Boloher .
Bullion ... ....
Caledonia
Challenge Con...
Chollar
Confidence
Con. Cat & Vs.. 2.03
Con. Imperial .. .01
Con. New York.
Crown Point ... .14i
Exchequer ..... .50
Gould & Curry- -10
Hale & Norcross 1.43
14Mcxlcan
Occidental
Ophlr ...
Overman ...
PotosI
Savage
Scorpion ...
Sag. Boloher
Sierra Nevada
.02lSllver Hill ..
Union Con. ..
Utah Con. ...
Yellow Jacket
.85
Con..
2.05
90
.50
.10
.37
.21
.06
.35
.02
.5V
.12
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. Special cable and tel
egraphic communications received by Brad
street's show the following changes In avail
able supplies, as compared with lost account
Bushels.
Wheat united Mates and Canada.
oast of the Rockies, decreased 1.518.000
Afloat for and in Europe, increased.. 300.000
Total supply. Increased ?. 782.000
Corn United States and Canada, east
of the Rockies, decreased 1.280,000
Oats United States and Canada, east
or tne iiocKies, decreased 1,219,000
Board of Trade Suspends Prince.
CHICAGO. Feb. 13. Notice was posted to
day on the Board of Trade that all open trades
with H. Prince, a grain and provision
broker, would bo transferred. Mr. Prince said
his suspension waa only temporary. Transfer
of his open trades, be said, had been neces
sitated by tho congested condition of the mar
ket for May wheat. Assets and Iiabllitlra
were said not to bo large A branch office in
Omaha was closed.
Wheat at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL. Feb. 15. Wheat-March. 7s
Xd; May, 6 llid: July. 6 llid.
GOLD EXPORTS
CEASE.
Strengthening
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. Closing quotations:
Adams Con. .20Llttlo Chief . ...S .05
.SOlOntarlo 3.75
.... 7.00
09
Alice ...
Breece v.
Brunswick. Con..
Comstock Tun...
Con. CaL & Va..
Horn Silver
Iron Silver ....
Leadville Con...
BOSTON, Feb.
Adventure ...4
Allouez ...
Am al Rama ted.
Atlantic ... ...
Bingham
Cal. & Hecla.
Centennial . . .
Ccwer Range.
Daly West
Dominion Coal
Franklin
Granby ".. ...
Isle Royale ...
Mass. Mining.
Michigan . -.
.03!
.00!
1.051
L0?
2.00
.0.1
Ontario
Ophlr
Phoenix
PotosI
Savage
Sierra Nevada
Small .Hopes
Standard ... .
.. .10
. . .55
. . .48
-. 1.76
15. Closing quotations:
6.SSI Mohawk 4 53.50
20.13!
74.75OId Dominion..
17.001
32.501
080.00
1P.."V0;
03.031
Mont. C & C.
Osceola
Parrot ... ....
Qulncy ... ...
Shannon
Tamarck
IS.OOJTrlnlty
C3.001U. S. Mining..
11.00
5.00
25.50
12.00,
13.00
U. S. Oil
Utah ... .,.
Victoria ...
Winona ...
Wolverine -.
4.25
26.50
32.00
28.00
110.00
7.00
131.00
10J58
24.:
0.88
41.50
4.1
11.30
117.00
4.400
28.700
56,100
4VO
3o!00
2,300
COO
400
.. 2,700
.. 75,200
.. 15,700
. . 6,200
SU)
.. 4, 500
900
.. 4,0JO
. .143.000
.. 1.700
.. 3.50O
5.000
22.tfc6
7,600
1074
32
5?i
424
146
484
3
140 1405
03
934
95Jt
33
'354
81
64
684
11
81
71
264
64
67
12l 119
34 34
OS
36
m
123V4
98
23
-64
25
o3
3P,
:wk
36
55
124
3S
iri
45
23
52
100 235 233
do 2d preferred
Detawaru & Hudson.
Del.. Lack. Ac Wem.. .
Denver V Rio Grande .
do preferred
Eric
do 1st preferred....
do 2d prcfererd
Hocking Valley .....
do pi ef erred
Illinois Central
Iowa Central
do preferred
Kan. City Southern.
do preferred"
Louisville 4c Nautiv..
Manhattan L.
Metrop. Securities ...
Metropolitan St. Ry..
Mexican Central ....
Minn. & St. Louis...
M.. SL P. & S. S. M.
do preferred .......
Missouri Pacific ....
Mo.. Kan. & Texas..
do preferred
National of Mex. pfd.
New York Central... 14,100
a., unt. &. west.. 11,000
.-orioiK & western..
Jo preferred
Pennsylvania
P.. C.. C. & St. L...
Reading
do let preforivd....
do 2d preferred.....
Rock l&land Co
do preferred
St. UtS. F. 2d pfd
St. L. Southwectorn.
do preferred ...v...
Southern Pacific ....
do preferred ,
Southern Railway ..
6. preferred "
Texas & Pacific
Toledp. St. U & W.,
00 preterred ......
Unftn Pacific .
do preferred .
Wabash ,
do preferred
Wheeling & L..ErIe
Wlcsoneln Central .
do preferred
Express companies-
Adams ,
American
United States
Wells-Fargo
Miscellaneous-
Amalgamated Copper 73.600
Amer. Car & Foundry
do preferred
American Cotton OIL
do preferred
American Ice
do preferred .......
American Linseed Oil
do preferred
American Locomotive
do preferred
Amer. Sm. & Refining
do preferred
Amer. Sugar Refining 38.100
Am. Tobacco pf. cert. 1,800
Anaconda Mining Co. 1.400
Brooklyn it. Transit. 10,4oo
Colorado Fuel & Iron 14,700
Consolidated Gas ... 17.000
Corn Products 2.20
do preferred 1.000
Distillers Securities. 3..VO
General Klootrlc ....
'-International Paper.
do preferred
International Pump.
do preferred ,
National Lead .....
North American ...
Pacific 5Iall
People'a Gas ......
Pressed Steel Car...
do preferred . . -
Pullman Palace Car
Republic Steel
do preferred
Rubber Goods
do preferred
Tjenn. Coal-& Iron... 13,600
U. S. Leather 7,000
do preferred C00
U. S. Realty 1,000
U. S. Rubber 2.000
do preferred l.OoO
U. S. Steel 47.000
do preferred 19.300
Va.-Carollna Chemical 4.000
do preferred 400
"Westlnghouso Elec.
Western Union 300
Total sales for the day. 1.084.400 shares.
Ex dividend.
BONDS.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Closing quotations:
U. S. ref. 2s reg.l014lAtchison Adj. 4s. 97
dO COUpon ...lUiV-IU. t It. U.
U. S. 3s reg....l03si!Nor. Pacific Ss.. 77
do coupon ...1044 do 4b 106
U. S. now 4 reg.ir.lHlSo. Pacific 4s... 96 H
do coupon ...131IUnIon Pacific 4a. 106
U. S. old 4s reg.1034 Wis. Central 4s. 04
do coupon ...10541
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. Coffee Futures closed
steady, net 10 points lower, with sales of
155.000 bags. Including: March. 6.7096.80c:
May, 797.10c; July, 7.25c; September, 7.459
7c; October, 7.55c; November, 7.60c; Decem
ber, 7.6597.70c Spot, steady: No. 7 Rio. 8c.
Sugar Raw, steady; fair refining. 4 7-16c;
centrifugal. 06 test. 4 15-16c; molasses sugar.
4 3-16c; refined, steady: crushed, 46.75; pow
dered, 46.15; granulated, 46.V5.
Wheat at Tacoxna.
TACOMA. Wash., Feb. 15. Wheat. 4c
higher for club, at 87c; bluestem. unchanged,
92c
TRA.VELEIV3 GUIDE.
mim Pacific
3 TRAINS TO THE EAST DAILY
Through Pullman standard and tourist sleep,
lng-cars dally to Omaha, Chicago. Spokans;
tourist sleeping-car dally to Kansas City;
through Pullman tourist sleeping-car (person
ally conducted) weekly to Chicago. Rechnuu
coalr-cars (teats free) to the fc&st dally.
UNION DEPOT.
SCALPERS ARE NOT WAITED
2.(100
400
1.000
2I260
290
8.400
OOO
3,900
POO
000
1.200
3W
200
200
3.50O
7i4
34
94
3b
30
41
112
15;
117
1455
99
10S
3.;
52
2vw;
21
78
3S
187
7S"
38
87
74
34
94
34
.....
39
404
112
85'i
117
143-X
98
107 "
2
51
107
34
65-
1
148
4tf?i
83
V
140
82
94
03
89
34
81
71
25
CMJ
67
1204
3h
97i
364
r.0
55i
124
93
231
46
Is
24
52,
245
231
148
210
74i
34
94
3t4
6
38
lo
37
40
111
.Si
144
384
107
-,1
CHlcAUO-POUTLANv.
SPECIAL for t ta
via Huntington,
SPOKANE FLYER.
Leaves.
:13 A. M.
Daily.
Arrive.
3:25 f.
Dally.
a:i3 P. M. is.-w v. ii
Dallr. I Dally.
For Eastern Washington, Walla Walla, Lew-
mon,oeur CAlene and Great Northern points.
ATLANTIC tLvfxvco.
for tne East via. iluai-Ington.
3:13 P. M.
Dally.
7:15 A-il.
Daily.
RIVER SCAiKDULE.
FOR ASTORIA and .0:00 P. jo.
way points, cuunecuDu Dally,
with steamer tor ilwu.-; except
co and North Beacn Sunday,
steamer Haisalo. Ash-;&aiurday.
strct dock (water per.) 1 10:00 P. M.
5:00 P. it.
Dall7,
fcuuday.
2
S.OXt 103
1.4O0 47
3,000
3.000
1.100
' 3,706
3,000
400
201 2U6U
21
"84
U1
187
77
37
32(4
102
46
214
78
37
1874
214
1
37
ST
31 H
1024
41
107
3i i
J3U
"lV4
76
81
12Ti
105
90
41
110
32
95
38;
106
"9V
107 1074
;su4
SS
18
75
25.
"sb
12
104
S9
41
lOW;
31i
10SH,
"323;
83
240
26
954
80
12
104
834
41
1094
31
944
38
1084
1794
02
Ticket-Brokers to Be Kept Away by
Railroad Companies.
Ac tins' upon telegraphic instructions
from the Chief of PoJIce of St. Louis,
Mo., officers arreste"d Harry G. Cas
pars, a ticket broker, at his home on
East Seventeenth street yesterday aft
eraoon.
Caspary Is charged with the crime of
forgery allowed to have been done In
selling railroad tlokets during the St.
Louis Exposition. Ho had been enjoin
ed by the court ot St. Louis from sell
ing tickets on the Illinois Central Rail
road and waa cited for contompt 35
times before he left there, but man
aged to escape punishment. A fow
months ago another citation was issued
against Caspary and his partner, II. A.
Tastard. but the pair had left for Port
land. Here they opened another ticket
brokerage ofllce, and it was not untIL
last week that the railroad officials
learned of their -whereabouts. As soon
as efforts were made at Jefferson City,
Mo., to secure requisition papers the
brokers were notified by friends, and
Tastard left Immediately for St. Louis
to fight the forgery charge, but Cas
pary was too ill with pneumonia to un
dertake the Journey.
When arrested upon the telegraphic
description Caspary was found ia bed
and quite HI, but he willingly consent
ed to removal to the police station to
await the arrival of an officer from St.
Louis. He says that the Eastern of
ficials need not atvalt the issuance of
requisition papers, as he la perfectly
willing to face the charges.
According to the story of (.xspary, ho
was engaged in the selling of railroad
tickets at the St. Louis Fair. After a
loner and bitter fight in the courts in
various cities of the United States, the f
railroads finally secured a decision up- j
holding an order enjoining all ticket i
brokers from selling scalpers' ticket-,
but Caspary and others continued their
business in defiance of the injunction
and were' arrested many times. They
retained attornejs and fought the
cases until discharged by the courts.
During the coming Exposition there
will doubtless bo many such ticket
brokers in Portland, and the railroads
are preparing to prevent them from
transacting business. At St. Louis the
scalpers paid little heed to the orders
of tho courts, but, instead, retained an
attorney, who managed to either have
the cases continued until after the
Fair or to secure tho release of the
brokers.
FOR DAYTON. Uttj-L.-y. .
gon City and xamnln ' 4
River points, Aan-creirt ,t y
dock (water permittini
FOR LEWI3TO.N. 1 3:40 A. M
Idaho, and way points.! Dally,
from Rlparia, Waso. , ex. Sau
3:30 P. M.
Dally,
ex. Son.
About
5:W P. M.
ex. FrL
T1CKET OFFICE; Third and Waimngton.
Telephone Main 712. C W. Stinger, City TlcX
t Agent: A L. Craig. General Passenger Agent.
Sen Francisco Cz Portland S. 3. Co.
For San Francisco every five days at S P. M..
from Ainsworth dock. S. S. Costs. Rica.
February 10 and 20; S. S. Columbia. February
15 and 25.
Portland & Asiatic S. S. Company.
For Yokohama, Kobe, Mojl and Hong Kcnz.
taking freignt via connecrfog steamers for
Nagasaki, aoansba!, Manila, Port Arthur and
Vladivostok. S. S. Nlcomedla. February 17.
S. S. Numantla. March 9. For freight and
turther particulars, apply to
JAMES H. DBWSON. Agent.
Telephone Main 26S. 243 Washington s-
EAST w
SOUTH
Leaves.
UNION DEPOT. , Arrives.
UVXuUVLU JLt.V-1
' K.aS 'AXtAX!
Si2Q P. LL for salcm. Jttoae-
'ourg, Atniiad. fci
'.ian-.ato, ugueu. sua!
: 'iauciacu, Aioji, 1
,Loa Augelu. x...
raao. New urle&uai
8:30 A. if. Itorutng tram con
lacct at Wood but u
1 (dally except auii
'.day) wlta uuln tor
iUount Angei, anver
tt.,11 hrownaviiiff.
'Sortngfieia. Wend-?
illug ax.d Natros.
! -rr-
8:00 P. M-
Entertainment Given for Ladies.
The ladies of the Taylor-Street Meth
odist Episcopal Church gave a social at
the church yesterday afternoon at
which a short musical and literary
programme was carried out. Among
the features of the afternoon's enter
tainment was the reading of the story
of "Abelard and Elolse" by Dr. F. Bur
gette Short.
Stocks at London.
LONDON, Feb. 13. Consols for money,
90; consols for account.90.
Anaconda 5
Atchlton 304
do preferred .1054
Bait. & Ohio ..1074
Can. Pacific ...140
Ches. &. Ohio 32
C Gt. Western. 23
C. M. &. St. P..1S1
DeBeers 1S4
D. & R. G 334
Erie 44
do 1st pre ... 82
do 2d pref .... 67
Illinois Central. .162
L. & N 141
M.. 1C & T. 33
N. T. Central.. 132
Ont. & Western. 514
Nor. & Western. S6
do preferred .. 94
Pennsylvania ... 71
Rand Mines .... 10
Reading 48
do 1st pref
I do 2d pref .
So. Railway .
do preferred
So. Pnclfie ..
Union Pacific
do preferred
U. S. Steel ..
do preferred
Wabash ... .
do preferred
Spanish -is. .
47
464
33
39
63
127
97
23
46
31
Dairy Produce in the East.
CHICAGO. Feb. 15. On the Produce Ex
change today tho butter market was firm;
crearoerle. 13S32c; dairies. 22S23c Eggs.
firm. 22&29z: extras, 34c Cheese, easy, 11
124c.
NEW YORK; Feb. lu. Butter, strong.
ChHe. -unehaaged. Eggs, firm; W'estern
firsts. 33c; Western secondr. 32c
Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 13. Wool-Steady;
territory and Western medium. 21 22c: fine
jnedlum, J70ISc:-Inc. 4617c
Most Important Factor In
Stock Prices.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. The volume of deal
Ings In etoefcs expanded again today, and
there was a better show of strength than ye
terday In the Important standard stocks. The
strength ot this class was not general, how
ever, by any means, and the hesitation which
caroo into evidence at the higher level was an
additional modifying factor In tho Judgment
of the day's market. Industrial stocks ot the
second and lower grades were still a conspic
uous feature of tho trading, with the cooling
effect on the speculative temper which the pre
dominance in speculation of these stocks al
most Invariably causes.
Probably the principal Influence on the day
operations was the course ot tho foreign ex
changes, indicating quite definitely the ter
mination for the present of tho movement ot
gold to France. An enlargement of 4750.000
for shipment to South America did not change
this conviction, although it Is true that this
operation indicates a remaining command ot
our gold supply for the benefit of London.
But symptoms of relaxation In the foreign
money markets were unmistakably shown, and
were effective in lowering- the exchange rate
here. A further advance In sterling at Paris
was Indicative of th satisfaction of the re
quirements of that. center. F.umora of peace
negotiations were an effective force in foreign
markets, and reflected beneficial influence
here
There "was a strong demand for Ontario &
Western, which was explained about the Stock
Exchange by the aertion that tho control of
this property, recently acquired for the New
York. New Haven & Hartford, wis to bo
turned over to the New York Central. The
advance in Amalgamated Copper was due to
the ,current reports of the active demand for
Its production and by the rise in tho price of
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. Money on call,
steady, 1?4S2 per jcent: closing bid, 1 per
cent; offered at 2 per cent. Time loans, easy;
00 and 00 days, 3 per cent; six months, 3i
per cent. Primo mercantile paper, 3;4i per
cent. .
Sterling exchange, easy, with actual busi
ness in bankers, bills at 44.S7SOff4.87S5 for de
mand, and at 44.fi535ft4.S563 for 60-day bills.
Posted rates. 44.86 and 44.E8HQ4.SO. Com
mercial bills. 44.e5HC4.S3Si.
Bar silver. Clc
Mexican dollars. 474c.
Bonds Government, steady; railroad, firm.
LONDON. Feb. 15. Bar sliver, firm. 2S 3-1GJ
per ounce.
Money, 2U2 per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market for
short bills Is 24 per cent; three months bills,
2824 Pr
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 15. Sliver bars,
Clc
Mexican dollars. 50c
Drafts Sight. 10c; telegraph. 124e.
Sterling on London. 60 days, 54.SOU.
Portland
Seattle ..
Taooma .
Spokane
Bank Clearings.
Clearings.
455S.3UO
735.634
, , 378.486
-457.017
Balances.
4 62,223
l.tK.UT5
35.337
7;,'JLi
OMMISS10H
O.
AND
STOCK
BROKERS
Wo Charge 2 Interest for
Carjinx Long Stocks.
GENERAL OFFICES: N. Y. Ufa Bldj-
Minneapolis, Mian.
E. K. ALDEN, CorresDondent.
Room 2. Ground Floor.
Chamber of Commerce.
N. B. We -will send you our dally
Market Letter on request.
4:00 P. 1L
7:30 A. M.
U4:30 P. M.
1
1
I Aibauy passenger
Iconuecti: at WooJ
jbiuii Mlrii -HU iUitii
land SUvurioa local.
ICorvallls passenger.
Sherldau ntatr.
10:10 A.
5:50 P. M.
ilb-23 a. u-
TIlAVELHirS GUIDE.
COLUMBIA RIVER SCENERY
PORTLAND to THE DALIES
Dally. HDally. except Sunday.
PORTLAND-OSWEGO SUBURBAN SI0RVICB
AND
YAMHILL DIVISION.
Lar Portland dally 'or Oswego at 7:30 A.
MTl2:50. 2:05. 3:55, 5:20. 6:25. 7:45. 10:10 P.
j" x)any. xcept Sunday, 3:30, o:3o. o-
10-25 A. M.. 4:10. U:3U P. M. Sunday, only,
9 A. M.
Keturnlnr from. Oswego arrtvo Portland dally
8:30 A. M.. I35. 3:t'5' 4:C3 6:13' 7:35 953'
11:10 P. M. DaUy except aundaor. U:25, 7,
3:30. 10-20, 11:45 A. M. Except Monaay, 12:
A. M. Sunday oruy, 10:00 A. M.
Leave from wusu depot lor DlUs and Inter
mediate points daily except Sunday. 4:10 P. M.
Arrive Portland. 10:10 A. M.
Tho Indepeadence-Moaniomh motor lins oper
ates dally to Monmoutn. and Alrlle. couneciln
With 6. P. C. Uun at Dallas aatt InUepfcnu
nce. Flrst-claca fare from PorUand to Sacrament
and San Francisco, 420; berth. 4-, Second
class fare. 415; aecond-clasa bertfl. 4.30.
Tickets to Eastern polnta and Eutope. Al
t.-nn China, Honolulu and AiuRralla.
CiTY TICKET OFFICE, corner Third aad
Wusalngton titreeta. Phons Mala 7.2.
TIME CARD
OfMlNS
PORTLAND
Depart. Arrive.
Pugei aoaiiu Limited for
Tacoma. Seattle, Olympia.
South Bend and Gray'a
Harbor points 8:30 am 4:4o pra
North Coast Limited for
Tacoma. Seattle, Spokane,
Butte. St. Paul. New Vork.
Boston and alt points East
and Southeast 3:00 pra 7'.00,am
Twin City Express. for
Tacoma, Seattle Spokane,
Helena. 3L Paul, Minne
apolis, Chicago, New York. '
Boston and ail points Last
and Southeast 11:45 pm 7:00 pra
Puget Sound-Kansas Clty-
St. Louis Special. for
Tacoma, Seattle. Spoksne.
Butte, Billings. Denver,
Omaha. Kansas City, St.
Louis and all points East
and Southeast 8:30 am .:Wara
All trains dally, except on South Bend brancn.
A D. CHARLTON. Assistant General Pas
senger Agent. 255 Morrison at., comer Third.
Portland. Or.
Regulator
Line Steamers
Steamer Regulator leaves
Portland 7 A. M, Tues
day. Thursday and Satur
day; arrives alternate da-fa. Coanjctiag at
Lyle. Wash., with Columbia River & North
em Ry. Co.. for Goldendalo and Klickitat
v.iiav nolats. Landing foot of Altler st.
Poune Mala 014- S. MDONALD. Ageau
Astoria & Columbia
River Railroad Co.
For South -Eastern Alaska
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. Today's statement
of the Treasury balances shows:
Available cash balance 4129.239.767
Gold 40.530,622
Metal-Markets.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. Tho London Un mar
ket reported a decided advance, closing nt 132 I
1C3 for spot and 130 is ul for futures. Lo
cally, the market remained quiet. Supplies
aro said to 'be Increasing, but the advance!
abroad helped the ton of the market.. wBlch
was quoted steady at 23.23 G 29.50c'
The London copper market was higher also,
with private cables reporting a demand from
China. Spot there closed at 65 5s and futures
at 0S 12s 6d. Locally, the market remains
aulet, but llys larger producers are evidently
Steataers ot the company, or
lor wuicn it is agent, leave
SEATTLE 9 A. M.. TACOMA
6
Leaves. UNION DEPOT. Arrives.
juuy For MayKsrs, ivwuicr, Daily.
Clatskanie. Westport,
Clifton, Aitorla, War-
8:00 A. M. renton. Flavei. Ham- u:io A. it.
w mond. Fort Steveru.
Gear to art Park, Sea
side, Astoria and Sea
ihore. Express Dally.
T OO P M. Astoria Express. fl:40 P. M.
w Dally. J
C A. STEWART.
CowSa'l Agr,., 248 Alder
3. C. MAYO.
sL G. F. it P. A
Phans Main 900.
1 M9BeaaBnBSBgB
r. it., cay previous; steam- I w , as rt
Sitka (SKAGWAY VlliKCV); ' T?,,, , a , r mi If
R A MOM A (Feb. 7 and 21): t
both vessels making regular
S. B. Alaska ports of cail;
ioiiage .u- cans at Vancou
ver; Ra'mona CALLS AT VICTORIA.
FOR VANCOUVER.
CITY OF SEATTLE leaves Seattle Tuesdays.
Thursdays, Sundays, 10 P. M.; call at Everett
and lielilnsham. Returning leaves Vancouver
Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, calling at
Belltngham only.
Steamers connect at San Francisco with com
pany's steamers for porta in California, Mex
ico and Humboldt Bay. For further informa
tion obtain folder. Right Is reserved to change
steamer or willing date.
TICKET OFFICES.
Portland 243 Washington st,
Seattle 113 James st. and locks
San Franclrco., 10 Market st.
C D. DUNANN, Gen. Pass. Agt..
JO Market st.. San Francisco.
City Ticket Office, 122 3d st.. Phone 630.
2 0YERLAIT1L TRAINS DAILY O
Tho rlyer and tha aiaiL
SPLEN'OID SERVICE
CX'-XU-DAxK EQUTP31ENT
COURTEOUS EMPLOYES
For tickets, rates, folders and full in
formation, call on or address
H. DICKSON, City Passenger and Tlcie
Act.. 122 Third street. Portland. Or. .
JAPAN-AMERICAN LINE
S. S. SHINANO MARU
For Japan. China end all Asiatic Ports, will
Leave Seattle about Feb. 15th.
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