Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 09, 1905, Page 13, Image 13

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Effect of the Drouth Is Seen iii
Local Markets.
Front Street Has 'Followed the City
Creameries With a Quotation,
of 27 Cents Deadlock
in the Hop Trade.
BUTTER Front street advances to
city creamery quotation.
BGGS Stocks billed for the Sound
dumped on this market.
FRUIT Lodt casabae en hand. Apple
crop f the Uaitad States.
VBGETA BLiBS Lower quotation en
HOPS Deadlock in the local market.
Crop conditions aa reported by the
4 Weather Bureau.
The long-eontiiMted spell of dry weather Is
curtailing the output of creameries and send
ing the price of 4 airy products upward. The
r rtland creameries, as w&6 announced yester
day, quoted a SVr-eont advance Monday mora
bringing the price of local extra creamery
to 274 eents. Pront street at that time was
on the 26-cnt basis, but yesterday morning
one of the leading butter dealers on the street
followed the lead of the city factories with
a 274-ceat quotation. The other Jabbers and
commission men still quoted 26 cents, but must
fchortly join In the advance. Value are 5
cents higher than they were this time last
year, and will doubtless keep the same dis
tance above last year's prices during the re
mainder of the season. From June 1 to Au
gust 15. 1094. the top market quotation was
vz cents; from Auguot 16 to September 4. 25
cents; front ( September 5 to September 26. 27
cents; from September 27 to December 31, 30
cents. The average top price for butter In
this market In 1904 was 27 cents.
The local market yesterday was very ertong.
tilth good indications of another all-around ad
vance In the near future. Combined with
light receipts was an improved local Inquiry.
Valuable information en the subject of pas
turage is contained in the weekly report of
the Weather Bureau, issued yesterday. The
bureau's correspondents report:
Marten County The milk supply In decreas
ing rapidly.
Yamhill Count' Pastures are drying up.
Polk County Upland pastures are short,
Benton Count' Pastures nave dried up.
Linn County Pastures are getting dry. and
milk cows ailing.
Douglas County Everything shews the ef
fects of the dry weather.
Jackson Count- The ranges are dry.
Columbia County Pasture are dry, and rain
Is needed far crass.
Tillamook County There has been no rain
for over a month, and In consequence pastur
age Is getting short. The milk yield Is
shortening materially.
Failures Last Month Make Favorable Com
parison With .Previous Years. . . T
Commercial failures in the United States
during the 'month or July, according to com
pilations by R. G. Disu Sz. Co.. wore only 766
in number and $6,14SjDM'ln amount of de
faulted Indobtednoss, a very favorable com
parison with the 1107 Insolvencies for $8,812,007
In the corresponding month laet year, or the
015 failures involving debts of $10,761,215 In
July 1008. It is necessary to go back to 1091
to find a July with fewer suspensions, while
the amount involved was smaller this year
than any year since the records wore com
piled In this form, with the single exception
of 1809. There were 178 failures of manufac
turer?, with liabilities of $3,510,730, against
264 last year, when the amount was $3,787,771.
The contrast is moat striking as to trading
defaults; 504 for $2,109,086 falling far Bhort of
the 806 in 19W. involving $4,380,030. Other
commercial failures, not properly embraced by
the two loading classes, mieh as real estate,
brokerage, commission and similar houses,
were 10 in number and $460,106 in amount,
compared with 87 for $688,290 laet year. Eight
banks closed their -doors with liabilities of
$1,237,515, agalnft ten last year, when the In
debtedness rose to $3,320,289.
Half-year settlements were made, with un
usually light ' mortality I his year, which Is
particularly gratifying because there were more
or less eeatiered complaints regarding collec
tions, and business had quieted down some
what noticeably In several Industries,. Evi
dently' the retrenchment was not more than
normal. If as much, and the crop prospect
equaled expectations despite much sensational
ppeculative inflation accompanied by the usual
exaggerations regarding the extent of damage
from the weather. Insects, etc. It is now
probable that agricultural returns will be far
better than normal, although the yield of cot
ton will compare very unfavorably with the un
precedented quantity seeured in the preceding
peason. Much of this difference will bo' made
vn to the producer If prices are maintained
near the current position. These farming pros
pects have done much to .develop and sustain
the confidence that is now apparent In almost
every mercantile andm financial pursuit, and
doubtless contributed largely to the low com
mercial death rate during the month Just
Wagers Made by Dealers on Output of Pa
cific Coast and New York.
There has been much discussion recently as
to the size 'of the coming hop crop In this state
and in other sections. Yesterday afternoon aa
argument on this subject between' two well
known hbpdealers became ro warm In the
heated atmosphere of the Belvedere Hotel of
fice as to lead Co the -placing of $400 on the
result. The betting was botween E. J. Smith
and J. J. Metzler. Smith first bet Metzler $100
that Washington would not harvest 45.000 bales
of hops this year. Then he bet $100 on each
proposition that Oregon would not harvest 95.
000 balee, that California would not produce
55.000 bales, and that New York State would
not have 50.000 bales. Mr. Smith also offered
to bet $100 that he would win three out ot
the four bets made, but this proposition was
net taken up.
The latest estimate received from California
came from Sonoma County yesterday, and said
that the 3005 crop of that state would not ex
ceed 42.000 bales. Two reports received from
Washington yesterday placed the yield there
at from 35,000 to 40,000 bales. Various esti
mates are made of the coming crop in Oregon.
While most of the local dealers declare It will
be over 100.000 bales, several estimates have
been made running from 80.000 to OO.oOO hale.
It Is noticed that the longer the drouth con
tinues the lese nangulne are traders of a big
crop. A telegram received yesterday from a
hopdealer at Malone. Franklin County. N. Y.,
read: "Crop,ls from one-third to one-half short
of last .year. Twenty cents is being offered by
dealers for 1005 contracts, with growers hold
ing for 25 cents."
The deadlock in ' the hop market continues.
with buyers and sellers apart in their views.
A considerable butlnees could be done If
growers would accept onTered prices, but with
the -poor crop prospects reported from many
sections of this country, they are unwilling
to sell at the prices that have lately been paid.
The weekly report of the Weather Bureau
says that "bops how improvement over last
week, and the lice have nearly all disap
peared, but growers generally expect yields
"below the average, and also a return of lice
with the advent of faorabte weather for their
propagation." The following extracts are from
the report:
Yamhill County Hope have suffered from the
hot weather, and many of the burs have dried
up on the vines. The yield in this totality
will be about equal to last year's crop. Clack
amas County Hop burs are forming, with very
few lice. Polk'County Hops are making sea
sonable progress. Lice still latest the vines,
and. though dormant now. their presence is a
menace to -the crop, and growers are appre
hensive of serious damage should weather con
ditions become favorable for an Increase of
the vermin. Josephine County Hops are do
ing well, and lice have disappeared.
Large Supply Billed for Puget Sound Are
Dumped on This Market.
One cause of the weak egg market Is the
telegraphers' strike on the Northern Pacific. A
large number of cases Wiled tfor Tacoma and
Seattle ware dumped on the local market yes
terday. S looks aggregating nearly 300 esses
were carried by four dealers, who were puz
zled how to dispose ot them, as the demand
was very Slow, and the stock not la the best
condition. Furthermore, a considerable quan
tity of Eastern eggs were offering, and an
other car is about Hue. Accurate quotations
were difficult to get. but seme business was
done at 21H and 22 cent.
Poultry receipts were moderate, but the de
mand was light and the tone of the market
weak. Cd chickens sold at 124 and 13. and
Springs generally at 15 cents, though one deal
er reported that he cleaned up at 16 cents.
Good Supply of the Melons on Front Street.
Oregon Peaches Abundant.
A fine lot of Lodl casabas wore offering on
the street yesterday at $2.253 per dozen,
and met with ready sale. Watermelons and
cantaloupe were plentiful and moved readily.
Oregon peaches were particularly abundant,
and were quoted at 65973 cent. The steamer
brought up a good supply of apples, pears,
nutmegs and grapes in fine thane. Fruit In
spector Reid was on hand, but found the ship
ments In good order. Prices In the vegetable
market wore generally steady. Tomatoes were
quoted at 50&75 cents.
Bank Clearings.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Clearings. Balances.
Portland $633,731 $103,515
Seattle 684.887 03.467
Taeoma 587.618 16.710
Spokane 456.088 42.891
Grain, Flour. Feed, Etc
FLOUR Patents. $4.5034.05 per barrel;
straights. $4 01.25: clears, $3.7594: Valley.
$3.0f 4.10; Dakota hard wheat, $0.507.25:
Graham. $3.50 4: whole wheat. $4(14.23; rye
flour, local, $5; Eastern, $5.5965.60; oern-
tneal. per bale. $l.'J0,2O.
WHEAT New club. 720730' per bushel; new
biuestcm, 77 78c per bushel; new Valley, 78c
BARLEY Old feed. 21.5022 per ton; new
feed. $20(521; rolled. $23624.
' OATS No. 1 white feed. $2&S0 per ton:
gray, 20.
MILLSTCFFS Bran. $10 per ton: mid
dlings, $24.50; shorts. $21; chop. U. a.
Mills. $19; linseed dairy feed, $18: Acalfa
meal, $18 per ton.
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. 00
pound sacks. $6.75; lower grades. $506.25;
oatmeal, steel cut. 50-pound sacks, $8 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4.25 per bale; oat
meal (ground). 50-peund sacks. $7.50 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4 per bale; split
pets, 15 per 100-pound sack; 25-pound boxes.
$1.40; pearl barley. $4.25 per 100 pounds; 25
pound boxes. $1.25 per box; pastry flour. 10
pound sacks, $2.50 per bale.
HAY' Timothy, old. $13915 per ton: new.
H1..!2-50; clover. $Q0; grain. $SSS; cheat.
Vegetables, Fruit, Etc.
DOMESTIC FRUITS-Apples. table, $1,603
2.69 per box; new. 90c$L76 per box; apri
cots. 00c per crate; peaches. 65075c per
crate; plums. 75c per crate; blackberries. 6r
Oc per pound; cherries, 50c per box; canta
loupes. $L5O01.75 crate; pears, $2.25 per box;
watermelons, l1.40c per pound; crabappics.
Sue per box; nectarines. 75c per box; grapes,
00e4$1.50; casabas, $2.2503 per dozen.
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, choice. $4.50
65.50; oranges, navel. fanc. $2.5002.75 box;
choice. $202.50; etandard. $l.608L75; Mediter
ranean sweets. $2.5002.75; Valenclas, $3,259
3.75; grapefruit, $2.5003 per box; bananas.
5lic per pound; pineapples, $2.5003.50 per
FRESH VEGETABLES- Artichokes, 50c
dozen, beans. 104c per pound: cabbage, 1
lV4c per pound; cauliflower. 76230c per dnzen:
celery. 76055c per dozen; corn, 75c per
bag; egg plant. 0010c; peas. 206c per pound;
peppers. 15c per pound; tomatoes. 50g75c per
crate; squash. 5c per pound.
1.40 per sack: carrots. $1.25 1.50 per sack;
beets. $101.25 per sack; garlic. 1214c per
ONIONS Red. $1.25 per hundred; yellow.
POTATOES Oregon, new, 65075c; Merced
sweets. 44 c per pound.
RAISINS Loose .Muscatels. 4 -crown, 7e:
5-layer -Muscatel raisins, 74c; unbleached,
seedless Sultanas, Gic; London layers. 3
crown, whole boxes of 20 pounds, $1.85: 2
crown. $1.75.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, evaporated 6
C4c per pound; sundried. sacks or boxes,
none; apricots. 8Ji9c; peaches. OfflOttc
pears, none; prunes. Italian. 45c; French.
2035ic; figs. California blacks. C5ic; do
white, none; Smyrna. 20c: Fard dates, flcj
plums, pitted. 6c
Butter, Egg, Poultry. Etc,
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
ery, 25fi27Hc per pound; state creameries:
Fancy creamery. 224Q274c; store butter, 14
EGGS Oregon ranch, 21H022c per dozen:
Eastern. 20021c '
CHEESE Oregon full cream twins. I3C
Young America. 14c
POULTRY Average old hens, 124134c
mixed chickens, 12013c; old roosters; 10
1014c; young roosters, 11012Wc; Springs, 134 to
2 pounds. 15015fcc; 1 to Itf pounds. i5016c:
dressed chickens, 130 14c; turkeys, live. ISaiOc
turkeys, dressed, choice, 2022Vtc; geese, live!
per pound. 607c: geese, dressed, per pound.
8010c; ducks, old. 13c; ducks. young. j.oai4e:
jlgecns. $10L25; squabs. $202.50.
Groceries, Nuts, Etc.
COFFEE Mocha, 2tS028c; Java ordinary.
IS (322c; Costa Klca, zancy. 18020c; good.
ltftplSc; ordinary, 10 Qf 12c per pound; Co
lumbia roast, cases, lOUs. $13.75; 50s. $13.75;
Arbuckle, $15.25; Lion. $155.
RICE Imperial Japan No. L $5.374: South
ern Japan. $3.50: .Carolina. 366V.c; broken
head, rifce.
SALMON Columbia River, I-pound talis,
$L75.per dn; 2-pound tails. $2.40; 1-pound
flats. $L85; fancy. 101 14-pound riats. $1.80:
-pound flats. $L10; Alaska pink 1-pound
talis. S5c; red. 1-pound talis. $1.30: sockeye.
1-pound tails. $1.85.
SUGAR Sack basis. 100 pounds; Cube.
$5.75; powdered, $5.50; dry granulated.
$5.40; extra C. $4.9u; golden C, $4.S0; fruit
sugar, $5.4A; advance over sack basis, as fol
lows; Bar.els. 10c; half-barrels. 25c; boxes.
50c per 100 pounds Terms; On remittance
within 15 days, deduct Vic per pound- if
later than 13 days and within 30 -days de
duct He p-" pound; no discount after 30
days.) Beet sugar, granulated. $5.30 per
10U pounds; maple sugar, 13 16c per pound.
SALT California. $11 per ton, $L&j per
bale; Liverpool, 60s, $17; 100s. $16.50: 2oo
$16; half-pound. 100s. $7; 50. $7.50.
NUTS Walnuts, 13&C per pound by rack, le
extra for less than sack; Brazil nuts. 15e-
fflK.r lie- narilu 'nmhr.. .
nuts, raw. 7Vsc per pound: roasted, 0c; pine
nuts. lO012Hc; hickory nuts. 7c; cocoanuts
7c: cocoanuts, 35000c per dozen. '
BEANS Small white. 3H04Uc; large white.
3c; pink. 3U03Hc; bayou. c: Lima. 6fcc
Hops, Wool. Hides, Etc
HOPS Choice 100. 17tfl0c per pound. '
WOOL Eastern Oregon average best, log
21c; lower - grades, down to 15c, according to
shrinkage; Valley. 25027o per pound.
MOHAlK Choice. 31c per pound.
HIDES Dry hides. No. 1. 16 pounds and up.
16016U-C per pound; dry kip. No. 1. 5 to 10
pounds. 11015c per pound: dry calf. No, 1.
under 5 pounds. 17018c; dry ealted. balls and
stags, one-third lets than dry Slat; (culls,
moth-eaten, badly cut, scored, murrain, hair
clipped, weather-beaten or grubny. 203c per
pound less); salted hides, ssra. sound. 69
pounds and over, 0010c per "ound: 50 to 63
pounds. 81400c per pound: under 60 pounds
and cows, 830c per pound; salted kip, sound,
15 to 30 pounds, Se per pound; salted veaL
couad, 10 to 14 pounds. Se ier pound; tinted
calf, sound, under 10 pounds. 10c per pound;
(green unsAlted. lc per pound less; cull, lc
per pound ma)- Sheep sxms: Shearlings, No.
1 xutchere stock. 25030c each; short wocl. No.
1 butchers' stock. 40050c each: medium, wool.
No. 1 butchers' stock. 60050c. lens wool. No.
1 butchers' stock. $101.&o eaca. Murrain pelts
from 10 to 20 per cent less or 120 14c per
pound; horse hides, salted, each, according to
size. $1.5003; do, each, according to size. $1
CI 50; colts hides. 25050c each, coat skins,
common. 10015c each; Angora, with wcol on.
2501.50 each.
TALLOW Prime, per pound. SHCic; No. 2
and grease. 203c
FURS Bear skins, as to size. No. 1. $"L60
CIO each; cubs, $102; Badger. 25060c: wild
cat. with head perfect. 25BoGc: bouse cat.
5010c; fox common gray. 50070; ted. 30
5; cross. $5015; sllrer and black. $1000200;
fUberr. $506; lynx. $4.506; mink, strictly
No. 1. according to ize, $102 50; marten,
dark Northern, according to eize and color.
$10015; marten, sals. pine, according to size
and color. $2.5004; rauskrat, large 10015c;
skunk. 40050c: civet or polecat. 5010?; otter,
large, prime skin. $6010; panther, with head
and claws perfect. $205; raccoon, prime, 300
50c; mountain wolf, with head perfect. $3.50
65; coyote. 600 fl: wolverine. $608: beaver,
per skin, large. $506; medium. $304; small.
$101.50; kits. &0375C
BEESWAX oood. clean and pure. 20022c
per sound.
Good. S034c per pound.
GRAIN BAGS Calcutta. 70714c
Provisions and Canned Meats.
HAMS 10 to 14 pounds, 12z per pound;
It- to 16 pounds, 13Vc; U u 30 pounds,
IS Vic; Caliiornla tpicnic). Oc; cottage hams,
fee; shoulders. 0?; boiled ham, 21c; boiled pic
nic ham, boneless, 15c
BACON Fancy breakfast. 10c per pound;
standard breakfast. 17c; choice 16Hc; E cr
ush breakfast. 11 to 14 pounds. 34Hc; peach
bacon. lSVjc
DRY SALT CURED Regular nhort dears.
10lc do lt, HUc smoked: clear backs. 10c
dry salt. 11c smoked; clear bellies. i to 17
pounds average, none; Oregon exports. 20 to
25 pounds, average. HUc dry salt. 12Uc
smoked: Union butts. 10 to IS pounds aver
age, none.
PICKLED GOODS Pork, barrels. $18; half,
barrels. $9.50: bf. barrels. $12; half barrels.
8c; shoulders. 0c; boiled ham. 21c: boiled pic
SAUSAGE Ham. 13c per pound; minced
ham, 10c; Summer choice dry. 17c; bologna,
long. Sric: welnerwurst. Se; liver. 6c; pork.
Or; blood. 6c; headcheese. Cc; bologna sausage,
link. 4c.
CANNED MEATS Corned beef, pounds, per
dozen. J 1-25: two pounds. $2.55: rl: pounds.
$8. Roast beef flat, pounds. 11-2.: two pounds.
$2.25: six pounds, none. Roatt beef. tall,
pounds, none; two pounds, $2.35: six pounds,
none. Lunch tongue, pounds. $3.15.
LARD Kettle rendered, tierces. 10c; tubs.
10Sc 60s lOUC 20s 10Sc. lfts 10; c 5s lOTic
Standard pure: Tiercts Oc, tubs iH4c 50s OUc.
2fls 04c 10s Sic. 5s 94c. Compound: Tierces:
Cc tssDi GUc &0 6Uc. 10s 6Uc 5s 6Tic
Dressed Meats.
BEEF Dressed bulls. l2 per pound;
cows. 3s041ec; country steers. 405c
MUTTON Dressed faney. 6a per pound:
ordinary, 405c
VEAL Dressed. 75 to 125 pounds. 6Hfe"c;
136 to 20Q pounds. 406c; 2W pounds and up.
PORK Dressed, 100 to 150. 707Hc: 150
and up. 607e per pound.
TURPENTINE Caees. 6c per gallon.
WHITE LEAD Ton lots. 7Uc; 600-pound
leu. 7e: less than 600-pound lots. 8c
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, eases. 234c;
Iron barrels, 17c; ST. deg. gasoline, cases. S2c:
iron barrels or drums, 2&c
COAL OIL CaM. 28Ue: Iron barrels, 14c;
wood barrels. 17c; 63 dec. cases. 22c; Iron
barrels. 15c
LINSEED OIL Raw. 6-barrel Jots. 62c: 1
barre! lots. 63c; cases. 65c; botled. 6-barrel
lots. Cte: 1-barrel lots. 65c; cases. 76c
AH Reports From the Goods Trade
Are Favorablc Foreign
Arrivals Heavy.
BOSTON. Aug. 8. The wool market is In a
healthy condition, with a steady movement,
well distributed, under way. and alt reports
from the goods market are regarded as favor
able. Indicating a heavy Initial business. The
market Is strong, though there have been no
actual advances. Pulled wools are scarce
Foreign grades are steady, with heavy ar
rival's. Trading Is active in territories.
Te nitorj Idaho fine. 22023c; heavy fine, 108
21c; fine medium, 23024c; medium. 26027c;
low medium. 26027c.
Utah and Nevada fine, 2203c; heavy fine.
lS02Oc; fine medium. 23024c; medium, 26?
27c; low medium, 270C&C
Montana fine choice. 25026c; fine average.
23024c; fine medium choice. 25620c; average.
230?4c; staple. 28080c; medium choice, S6Hc
and average, 26027c
Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. S. Wool Steady: good
grades, combing and clothing. 264fSIc; light
fine. 21027c; heavy fine. 1822o; tub washed,
Price Quoted Locally for Leading Tin
The following prices on livestock were
quoted in the local market:
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon steers. $30
3.25; good cows. $202.50; common cows. $1,500
1.75; calves. 125 to 150 pounds. $6; 200 to 250
pounds. $3.5004.
SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley,
$8.25; medium. $3; lambs. $4.50.
HOGS Best large fat hogs. $6.250 .50; block
and China fat. $606.25; good feeders. $5.
Prices Current at Konas City, Omaha and
KANSAS CTTY. Aug. S--Cattle-Recelpts.
17,000; market steady to 10c lower. Native
steers. $4.0005.60; steckers and feeders.
$2.7504.40; Western steers. $3.2503.00;
cows. $2.00 0 4. 00.
Hogs Receipts, 6000; market 507Hc
higher. Bulk of sales. $5.0506.05; heavy,
$5.0005.05; packers. $5.8566.05; pigs and
light. $5,050 6.07 tt.
Sheep Receipts, 4000; market strong.
Muttons. $4.2505.26: lambs. $3.2506.30;
range wethers. $4.2505.25; fed ewes. $3.75
6 440.
SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. S--Cattle-RecelpU
3600; market steady to strong. Native steers,
$3.75 05.40; native cows and heifers. $2,750
4.30; Western steers. $3.0004.50; Texas
steers. $2.7503.85; Texas cows nd heifers.
$2.0003.50; canners. $1.5002.60; stockers
and feeders. $2.2504.20; calves. $3.0005.50;
bulls, stags, etc. $2.0003.75.
Hogs Receipts. 6300; market 310c high
er. Heavy. $5.7505.90; mixed. 35.S0-5.S5;
light. $5.S7-5.92H; pjgs. $4.7503,50; bulk
of sales, $5.SOI5.00.
Sheep Receipts. 3500; market 10c higher.
Western yearlings. $4.8005.10; wethers.
$4.2504.75; ewes, $3.9004.30; lambs. $0.25
CHICAGO. Aug. S. Cattle Receipts, 7000;
market steady. Good to prime steers, $6.30
0 COO ;, poor to medium. $4.00 0 5.20; stock
ers and feeders. $2.4004.25; cows. $2,500
4.50; heifers. $2.2503.00; canners, $1,500
2.50; bulls. $2.5004.00; calves. $3.0007.00;
Texas fed steers, $3.3404.80; Western steers.
Hogs Receipts today, 12.000; tomorrow,
23.000; market 5010c higher. Mixed and
butcher. $5.70 0 6.20: good to choice heavy.
$6,000-6.17: rough heavy. $5.6005.90;
light. $5.8506.30: bulk of tales. $5,850
Sheep Receipts. 18.000; sheep and lambs
steady. Good to choice wethers, $4.60&
4.S5; fair to choice mixed. $4.0004.50; West
ern sheep, $4.0004.75; native Iambs, $5,009
5-75; Western lambs. $5.5007.00.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. Aug. S. The market far evap
orated apples shows an advancing tendency;
common to-good are quoted at 4H06c; prime,
CUe; choice. 7c. and fancy. 7 He
Prunes are firm, but no freeh feature is re
ported. Quotations range from 4Uc to 64c
according to grade..
Apricots are unchanged, with oho ice quoted
at SOSHc; extra choice. SH0S5.c, and fancy.
Peaches are quiet at the moment .Choice
are quoted at 1O01OHC; extra choice. 1OJ0
lOVic and .fancy. lie
Raisins continue firm, with loose muscatels
quoted at 4Xf 6c; reeded raisins, 5KS7c and
London layers. $101.15.
But No Serious Reaction Oc
curs in Stock Prices.
Desire to Know Final Outcome of
Peace Negotiations Restrains
Speculation Interest in
Government Report.
NEW YORK. Aug. 8. The action of today's
stock market contained some suggestion of an
arrest of prcgress. In that for a considerable
part of the day the average level of prices
was below that of last night. There were
soma sharp reactions as well where the great
est strength had been previously shown, sug
gesting the inference that the market had over
run Itself. Nevertheless, prices were not es
senUally changed from those recently prevail
ing. There was the same preference for con
spicuous specialties as against the standard
railroad stocks, and the same seemingly ob
stinate determination on the part of the hold
ers to return these specialties on any reaction
in prlcee. Today's slight reactions. In faet,
were promptly folio-red by profound dullness.
There was no change In the nature of the
news nor In the expreoed confidence in the
outlook for values heard In the neighborhood
of the stock exchange. A number ot stocks
rose during the day to the highest prices In
their history, and the average level of the
market, as usually computed, made prcgress
toward Its record level, which It Is still con
siderably short of. There Is no doubt that
this ,hlgh existing level has much to do with
the caution and the hesitation with which at
tempts are made to lift It any higher.
It Is quite possible that the desire to know
the final outcome of the peace negotiations
will constitute a restraint on speculation until
It Is definitely detremlned. Much Importance
Is attached as well to the Government report
of the condition of the grain crop on August 1,
which Is to be given out by the Agricultural
Department on Thursday. The weekly crop
bulletin of the Weather Bureau, given out to
day, helped to confirm the conclusion now gen
erally felt In the success of the harvests.
London's resumption of trading after three
days' holiday yielded little Increase of business
here. Amalgamated Copper continued almost
stationary, in spite of a further advance In
the price of refined copper. The Irregular tone
of the market continued throughout the ses
sion, and showed In the closing itself.
Bonds were firm. Total sales, par value,
$3,315,000. United States 2s advanced H per
cent on call.
Sales. High. Low. bio.
Adams Express 235
Amalgamated Copper 16,300 biH S3; Slti
Am. Car & Foundry 2uO 37 3S 37-r
do preferred 200 100 09 : 3i,
American Cotton Oil 200 304 3U 2t
do preferred 9-
American Express...
Am. Hd. is Lth. pfd.
American Ice .
American Linseed Oil
do preferred
American Locomotive
do preferred
49i 4S?i 48H
lllu mt, 111
Am. Smelt. &. Refln. 24.000 127
do preferred 1.200 123
1227 122h
Am. Sugar Refining. S.100 145U 144H 144S
Am. Tobacco pfd 97
Anaconda. Mining Co. 1,000 115 115V, 1154
Atchison 6.100 S7t S7 87 Vi
do preferred 1.700 1034 103 103U
AUantle Coast Line. 1.S0O 167K 166 KWy
Baltimore & Ohio.. 23,000 1154 1147i 115H
do preferred ......
93 Vs
Brook. Rapid Transit
Canadian Pacific ...
Central Leather ....
do preferred
Central of N. Jersey
Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago & Alton....
do preferred ......
8,400 70U 09V
61 Vi
3,500 156H 134
500 431,
100 105
Chicago Gt Western 11.400
Chicago & Northwest. 2.300
Chi.. Mil. &. St. Paul
Chi. Term. & Transit
do preferred
C. C. C. & St, Louis
Colorado Fuel & Iron
Colorado & Southern.
do 1st preferred....
do 2d preferred....
Consolidated .Gas ...
Com Products
do preferred ,
Delaware Sc. Hudson.
Del.. Lack. & WeL
Denver & Rio Grande
do preferred ......
Distillers' Securities.
6,600 1S1!
2.500 103!i
1.400 47
200 29
'66 40S
300 193
5.400 201b
10Si 2014
400 450
400 435
400 S7
do 1st preferred
.. 5.500
do Zd preferred...
General Electric ..
Hocking Valley .
Illinois Central ...
International Paper
.. 3.000
500 150
1.400 173;
4.000 20V,
do preferred 1,300
International Pump
do preferred
Iowa Central 300
do preferred 1.000
Kansas City Southern
do preferred ...... ......
80 H
29ti 2Si 2iU
67H 56i 664
1.200 147H 147Vi 1474
2.600 167 166T4 lftiH
2.500 S3Vj S2i 83i
Louisville & Nash v..
Manhattan L.
Met. Securities
Metropolitan St. Ry.
Mexican Central . . .
Minn. & St. Louis..
5.300 12SH
2.700 23 Vi
..... 875
M.. SU P. & S. S. M.
000 139
do preferred jes
Missouri Pacific
6.200 1014 101
Mo.. Kans. & Texas.
do preferred
National Lead
Mex. Nat. R. R. pfd.
New York Central..
N. Y-. OnU lc. West.
Norfolk & Western..
do preferred -....
North American ....
Northern Pacific ....
Pacific Mall
People's Gas
2,600 30 Vi 29V1
64H 65V4
46H 4i
0.000 150 14S4 14&H
2.000 53S 53 53
2.509 S6H S3 85?i
600 101 100H 1005
-i 2io 14
29200 1434 1434 1434
J.3TO 10714 106V3 1037k
P.. C. C & St. L.
Pressed Steel Car.... 3,400 47
46 464
05; P5lj
do preferred 800 06V4
r-uuman Palace Car. 200 240 ?tn m
Reading 5.60O 10SH 106; I07S
do 1st preferred...
00 20: preferred....
Republic Steel
do preferred
Rock Island Co
do preferred
Rubber Goods
do preferred
St. L. & S. F. 2d pfd.
St. Louis Southwest.
do preferred
Southern Pacific ...
22 Vi
63 U
09 V
38 Vi
do preferred
100 118
Southern Railway ... 10,800
do nreferred
Tenn. Coal & Iron..
Texas & Pacific ....
Tol.. St. L. & West.
do preferred
Union Pacific
do preferred
V. S. Express
U. S. Realty
V. S. Rubber
do preferred
U. S. Stl
- 500
63.700 132
100 110
42.600 36i
do preferred 25.000 104
1034 103t
irg.-vro. cnemical 100
do preferred
400 105
1074 1074
do preferred 100
Wells-Fargo Express. ......
Westinghouse Elect
Wertem Union 200
Wheeling & L. Erie.
AMiconsin Central.. 200
do preferred 4.200
0?i 404
03!i 934
Total sales for the day. 6SS.100 shares,
U S. rf. 2s reg.104 ID. R. O. 4s. .101
00 coupon.... 104
V. S. 3s reg.....l03
do coupon 104 U
U. S. new 4S....132
do coupon 132
U. a old 4s reg.104
do coupon. .. .504
Atch. adjt. 4s.. 07 U
N.Y. C. gen. 3 Vis 89 H
North. Pac 3a... 77
do 4s 106
South. Pac 4s.. 954
Union Pacific 4s.l064
Wis. Centra 4s. 04
Japan Cs. 2d aer. 004
Japan 4 Vis ctfs.. 02 Vi
Stocks at London.
LONDON Aug. S. Consols for
00 3-16; do for account. 00 6-16.
Anaconda 6
Atchison j. 00 V
dn rrfrrA . . 1f.-.vl
Norf. & West.... MS
! do preferred... 06
Dnt. Sz Western. 554
B. & 0 1"8 H Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania ... 73K
Rand Mines
izanaaian i'ac.iwj
C. U. 0 57
Chi. Gt. Western 21
St. Paul lS4i
De Beers 17
D. St R. G 32!
do preferred.. 50 Vt
Erie 49Ii
Reading 55 H
do 1st pfd 4SV4
do M rstA 4RU
Southern Ry 38 i
I do nreferred 101V.
iSouthern Pac... 67 U
Union Pacific... 135
do 1st pfd 874
do preferred... 100
HUsels Cestral17i "do preferred! ".ilOSH
L. & N 132 I Wabash 20
M K. & T. 30U do preferred... 4114
N. Y. Central. .1534 ISpanlsh 4s 3 Hi
Money. Exchange. Etc.
NEW YORK. Aug. S. Money on call steady:
highest, 2 per cent; closing bid and offered. 2
per cent. Time loans steady and dull; 60 days.
3453V4 Pr cent; 00 days. 34034 per cent; atx
months. 3404 per cent- Prime mercantile pa
per. 40-4H Pr cent.
Sterling exchange steady, with actual busi
ness In bankers' bills at $4.848504.5665 for
demand and at $4.845004.5466 for 60 days.
Posted rates. $4.5Hf? 4.874- Commercial bills.
Bar silver. 5&Vc
Mexican dollars, 454c
Government bonds steady; railroad bonds
LONDON, Aug. S. Bar silver steady. 27 5-16d
per ounce.
Money. 14 per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market for
short bills Is 1 13-16 per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market for
three months bills Is 1T per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8. Sliver bars.
Mexican dollars, nominal.
Drafts Sight. 5c; telegraph. 7 Vic
Sterling. 60 days, $4.554: sight. $4.57.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Aug. S- Today's etatement
of the Treasury balances In the general fund
Available cash balance $129,707,213
Gold coin and bullion 51.071,064
Old Fashioned Hopper Better Than
the Basket Use of Proper
Kind of Sulphur.
ELLIOTT PRAIRIE. Or.. Aug. 5. (To the
Editor.) Of late we have had. through your
columns, the views of a number ot hopmen.
both buyers and growers, bulls and bears
They have all had their say some more logical
than others. And now In your Issue ot Au
gust 4 we have a really readable article from
Kola Nets. The warning note he sounds Is
well worth taking notice of. at least that part
of the article which refers to the picking of
hops. Any one familiar with the hopgrowlng
Industry In Oregon knows how much more
difficult It -Is new than formerly to get a
crop marketed In a decent way. Picking since
the Introduction of the hop basket has become
dirtier every year. Wbi the old-fashioned
hopper was in use. inspection could be had,
but with the basket it Is practically Impossible.
Another feature of the grievance Is that the
growers are to some extent to blame for this.
Many growers, when they have contracted their
hops, are Indifferent to the article they turn
out, and some don't know how careful hops
should be picked. This. It will be seen. leads
to dirty pleklng.
I have been asked time and again when en
gaging pickers. "Will you allow us to pick aa
they do at So-and-So's place." Now, It we
had an organization among us. where ques
tions' ot this kind could be taken up and after
due deliberation, a plan could be formulated
to be duly observed, then we could remedy the
evil, but In our present disorganised state we
are helpless. Growers and holders of hops
have held meetings during the past six months,
and I have attended some of them, but at no
meeting were questions ot this kind allowed
to come up. Now. we are confronted by a con
dition, and not a theory- In less than a month
our fleids will be swarming with people eager
to assist In reaping a golden harvest for the
Oregon grower. Let us, therefore, come to
gether and agree with one another to reform
the system of picking. As far as I am con
cerned. I would rather pay 10 cents more per
box than to have to accept the sculch that is
frequently dished out and accepted as a box of
I now come to the question ot sulphur. I
think without doubt that our Oregon hops con
tain tesi arsenic than any English hops, and
If they do It Is because English sulphur is
used. Fifteen and 20 years ago the sulphur
used here was Imported by way of Cape Horn
and England from Sicily, but within the last
12 years all the sulphur Imported from Europe
is known as recover sulphur; that Is to say,
that it comes from the ore smelters and chem
ical works of England. Germany and Belgium,
and hence the high arsenical percentage. I
venture to say that If our Utah sulphur, or
even the Japanese crude sulphur, was run Into
sticks It would be found Infinitely superior to
the so-called English recover sulphur, and. as
a matter of proof. I will take the English
government's Board of Trade statistics for it,
which clearly the English and Ger
man hops, carrying a higher arsenical propor
tion than do Pacific Coast hops.
In conclusion. Mr. Editor, I agree with you
and aa you have often stated editorially, the
hop Industry is of great Importance, and re
quires careful handling, and r would suggest
that the Oregon hopgrowers be called together
In convention within the next 15 days at the
City of Portland to discuss the all-Important
question of picking and marketing the next
crop. GEO. POPE.
Conditions Excellent for the Harvesting ot
Grain Yields Generally Good.
The weekly crop report of the Weather Bu
reau. Oregon section, says In part:
The week, like the two preceding ones, was
warm and dry. These conditions were excel
lent for harvesting grain, and this work was
pushed along with unusual rapidity. Fall
wheat and barley yields continue good, both in
quantity and quality, but Spring wheat Is not
coming up to expectations, especially In the
Willamette Valley, where rust and the aphides
were so plentiful earlier In the season. The
straw of Spring wheat and oats was heavy,
and the heads, as a rule, of average size, but
the berry in many cases Is shriveled, which
accounts for the shortage.
Pasturage Is very short In the valley, but It
continues fairly good In the mountain ranges,
and stock keeps In unusually good condition.
Alt streams are falling, and the water supply
for Irrigation is getting scarce. Sugar beets,
field onions and early potatoes are making good
advancement, but late potatoes are at a stand
still and need rain badly. Com Is extra good.
Hops show Improvement, and the lice have
nearly all disappeared, but growers generally
expect yields below the average, and also a
return ot Uce with the advent of favorable
weather for their propagation.
Early apples are small, and the yields are
below the average. Peaches are being mar
keted, and the crop Is better than expected.
The dry weather is causing prunes and plums
to drop more than, usual at this season of the
year. .
General Crop Report.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 8. The weekly crop
bulletin ot the Weather Bureau says:
Texas and Oklahoma experienced very warm
weather, while It was too coot ever the north
ern portion of the Lake region and on the
California coast.
While rust In Sprtnjr wheat Is more or less
prevalent In the Dakotas. and to a slight ex
tent In Nebraska. Iowa and Minnesota, the re
ports generally Indicate that crops bad not sus
tained serious Injury.
In Oregon, harvesting is active, with yields
below expectations: in Washington. Spring
wheat Is ripening rapidly, and la beyond In
Jury from hot winds.
Metal Markets.
NEW YORK. Aug. S- A further reaction
took place in the London tin market, follow
ing the holidays, and spot closed at 1 40s tOd.
and futures at 1 45s. Locally, the market was
quiet and unchanged at 32.55032.75c
Copper was firmer In both markets, with
both epot and futures closing at 168 17s 6d in
London. Locally, lake and electrolytic are now
quoted at 15.374015.624c. and casting. 159
Lead was firm at 4.604.70c In the local
market, and also was firm but unchanged at
13 lEa 9d In London.
Spelter was unchanged at 24 In London, but
was firmer locally at 5.6505.70c
Iron, closed at 49s 4d in Glasgow, and at
46s 7V4d In Mlddleaboro. Locally, the market
was steady and unchanged. No. 1 foundry.
Northern. Is quoted at $16.26017; No. 2 foun
dry. Northern. $15.76016.65; No. 2. Southern.
$15.75016.76, and No, 2 foundry; Southern soft
Chicago Wheat Market Drops
Despite Bullish Cables.
Unfavorable Reports From French
Crop and Lack of Moisture In
India Give Firmness to
Trading at Opening.
CHICAGO. Aug. 8. Weakness la the wheat
pit followed a firm opening. The September
option started unchanged to a shade higher
at 83!40S34c to 534c. Improved prices at Min
neapolis farmed the main source ot strength
here. Another factor was rather bullish for
eign news. Private advices from Paris gave
an unfavorable Impression regarding the wheat
crop of France. Reports from India, claimed
that the wheat crop there was suffering from
lack of moisture. Weather conditions In the
Northwest were against the bulls. For a time
the market remained quiet and steady, but
during the last hour prices yielded to heavy
liquidation, sentiment becoming distinctly bear
ish. The cause of the selling pressure was
the weekly report of the Weather Bureau at
Washington. Regarding Spring wheat, the re
port said the crop had not sustained serious
injury from ruet. The market closed weak
with September ?40Tic lower at S24c
Corn was strong during most of the day.
September closed Vic up at 53Vc
A firm tone prevailed in the oats market.
September closed c up at 264c.
Provisions were strong, as a result of active
support from packers. Offerings were not
large. At the close September pork was up
124S15c. lard was 5c higher, and ribs were
up 103124c
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
September $ .834 $ .834 $ -82V4 $ ,82Vi
December 84 .844 .83U .834
May 874 .374 .S6 .86
Sept. (old) 534 .54Vi .53tt .584
Sept. (new) ;53 .53'i .53 .33
Dec. (old) 47 Vi .474 .474 .7Vj
Dec. (new) 45Vi .15H .434 .45g
May 45Vs -454 ,454 .45i
September 264 .264 .264 .264
December 27 .274 .27V4 .274
May 20V4 .20 .294 .2014
September 13.874 14.15 13.874 14.05
October 13.824 14.18 13.S214 14.024
September 7.574 7.62 Vj 7.374 7.60
October 7.63 7.724 7.65 7.70
September 8.25 S.32V4 S.22U 8.32Vs
October 8.324 8.40 8.3 8.374
Cash quotations were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 Spring. $1.0501.19; No. 3. 93
$1.05: No. 2 red. 53HtS44c
Corn No. 2. 65V4c: No. 2 yellow, 56c.
Oats No. 2. 264c: No. 2 white. 27i02Sc:
No. 3 white. 25402Sc.
Rye-No. 2. 53c.
Flaxseed No. 1, $1.13; No. 1 Northwestern,
Timothy seed Prime, $3.25.
Mess pork Per barrel, $13.9514.
Lard Per 100 pounds. $7.55.
Short ribs sides Loose. $8.2008.30.
Short clear sides Boxed. $S.504jS.624. .
Clover Contract grade, $12.5012.75.
Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels 20.000 9,800
Wheat, bushel 24S.3O0 18.100
Corn, bushels 346.500 4W.300
Oats, bushels 129.800 131.500
Rye. bushels 0.500 500
Barley, bushels 10.600
Changes In Available Supplies.
NEW YORK. Aug. 8. Special eaWe and tel
egraphic communications received by Brad
street's show the following changes In avail
able supplies as compared with previous ac
counts: Wheat. United States and Canada, east of
the Rockies, Increased 1,239.000 bushels.
Wheat, afloat for and In Europe, decreased
6.CCO.00O bushels.
Wheat, total supply decreased 3,361.000 bush
els. Corn. United States and Canada, east of the
Rockies, decreased 403.000 bushels.
Oats. United States and Canada, east ot the
Rockies, increased 2.190.000 bushels.
Grain and Produce at Now York.
NEW YORK. Aug. 8. Flour Receipts. 18.
223; exports. 1818: steady, with fair trade;
Winter low grades firm.
Wheat Receipts. 5000; spot easy; No. 2 red.
SSVic. elevator, and S?c. f. e. b. afloat; No. 1
Northern Duluth. $1.134. f. o. b. afloat. The
early wheat market was fairly well sustained,
but subsequently broke under stop-loss selling,
and closed "4lc net lower. May olosed 90c:
September closed 87 Vic; December closed SS4c
Hops Steady.
Hides Firm.
Wool Firm.
Grain at San Francisco. ..
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 8. Wheat steady:
barley firm.
Spot quotations:
Wheat Shipping. $1.4501.60; milling. $1.574
Barley Feed. 9Si c0$ 1.0214; brewing. $I.24
Oats Red. $1.12401.33.
Call board sales:
Wheat December. 31.38;.
Barley December. O&VJc
Corn Large yellow. $1.374tJ1.42Vi.
Wheat at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL. Aug. 8. Wheat September.
6s Sid; December, 6s 74d: March, nominal.
Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA. Aug. 8 Wh eat Unchanged; blue
stem. 7 Re; dub.. 73c.
Further Decline in December Wheat
Hoppicking Begins in Sev
eral Sacramento Yards.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. S. The exciting lo
cal primary election drew much attention away
from the markets. Speculative trade In grain
was of greatly diminished volume. "December
wheat had a further decline, caused partly by
weak markets In the East. Barley showed
stubborn strength, owing to light receipts and
brisk demand for choice feed, which sold up
to $1.05. while December rose to 004 cents.
Oats and other cereals were quiet and steady.
Feedstuffs and bay were easy.
Moderate shipments of fresh fruits were made
to Puget Sound ports on the regular steamer.
Prices for selected peaches, pears, plums, ap
ples and grapes were generally firmer, for the
market was better cleaned up and receipts were
lighter. Grapes will soon become a leading
feature. Choice muscat and seedless at pres
ent are scarce and high.
Receipts of river potatoes are lessening on
account of the low prices ruling here. Stocks
are atlll too heavy to permit the market to
Improve. Sweets are steady at combination
prices. The onion market Is steadier, owing to
good shipping demand. Miscellaneous vegeta
bles are In large supply, and prices are gen
erally weak.
Hoppicking Is under way in several Sacra
mento yards, and will soon be general. No
definite-prices are yet established for the new
Dairy products are steady to firm. Receipts,
45.7C0 pounds butter, 3300 pounds cheese. 47,550
dozen eggs.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 20g36c; garh',
34c; green peas, 3g-4c; string beane. 637c.
tomatoes. 20350c; egg plant, 50cg$l.
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 184320c: roost
ers. old. $44.50; do young. $i.54Vg-5.50; broil
ers, small. $22.50; do large. $242.50; fryers.
$393.50: do young. $3g4.
BUTTER Fancy creamery. 24c: ereamery.
seeonds, 22c; fancy dairy. 22c: dairy seconds.
EGGS Store. 18623c; fancy ranch. 32c; East
ern. 1724c
WOOL Spring. Humboldt and Mendocino. 23
?30c; Nevada. 16520c
MILLSTUFFS Bran. $21g21.30; middlings.
HAY Wheat. $913.30: wheat and oats
$8.50612.50: barley. $6.5089; alfalfa. $64T9
clover, $710: stock. $536; straw. 30t30c per
POTATOES Early Rose, nominal: Salinas
Burbanka. S5c$l.
CHEESE Young America. I04SII: East
ern. 15gl54c.
FRUITS Apples, choice. $1.25: common. 40c;
bananas. 75c$3: Mexican limes. $0.oi7; Cat
ifornla lemons, choice. $4; common. $1.30.
oranges, navels, nominal: pineapples. $1.503.
HOPS 16461840 per pound.
RECEIPTS Flour. 565 quarter sacks: bar
ley. 350S centals: oats. 6050 centals; beans. 19S
sacks: corn. 504 centals; potatoes. 1150 sacks,
middlings. 1(00 sacks; hay. SSI tons; wool. S
bales; hides. 321.
Mining Stocks.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. S--Offielal closing
quotations for mining stocks:
Alta. $0.08jJus:lee $0.4
Alpha Con OS.Kentuck Con 02
Andes 17iMexican l.UO
Belcher 14Potel 00
Best & Belcher.. 1 'JoiOccldental Con... S7
Bullion 39'Ophlr 7. 12
Caledonia 43IOverman 10
Chollar 14'Scerplen 11
Confidence 92Savage
Con. Cal. & Va. 1.301 Sep. Belcher 06
Crown Point ... .lOISlerra Nevada... 3
Exchequer 30Sllver Hill .93
Gould & Gurrle. . It?; Union Con 41
Hale &. Norcross 1.751 Utah Con OO
Julja 03i Yellow Jacket .. .IS
NEW YORK. Aug. S. -Closing quotations
Adams Con $0.2' Little Chief $0.06
Alice 33iOntario 2.0O
Breece 4!ophir 6.73
Brunswick Con.. .UlPhoenix .02
Cemsteck Tunnel .07! Potest OS
Con. Cal. & Va.. 1.23'Savage
Horn Silver .... 1.73'sierra Nevada . - .34
Iron Silver .... 3.25 Small Hopes 28
Leadvllle Con. . . .OC.Standard 1 10
BOSTON. Aug. S. Closing quotations r
Adventure ....$ 5.30Mlchigan 14.00
Allouez 33.50 Mohawk $ 34 30
Amalgamated . S4.00.Mont. C. & C... 2.87
American Zinc 10.0t)Old Dominion.. 27.3rt
Atlantic 18.25 Osceola IH 0O
Bingham 31.00:Parrot 23 00
Cal. & Hecla.. 675.00lQulncy 1OR.00
Centennial . . . 23.25'Shannon 7 73
etaol s hmTamarack 123.00
Copper Range. 72.23!Tr!nlty S.23
Daly West 14.00;tnited Capper. 31.73
Dominion Coal 7S.0OIU. S. OH 10.30
Franklin 12.62iUtah 45.23
Granby 7.23tVIctoria 3.73
Isle Royale . . 2l.7SWlnea 12.00
Mass. Mining.. 7.00Wolverlne .... 119.00
Condition of the Apple Crop.
According to the July resort of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, the apple crop m nearly
all States is described as decidedly inferior
It gives the average condition in the various
States as follows:
Maine 731 Michigan 63
New Hampshire. . .70 Indiana 33
Vermont .76 Illinois 52
Massachusetts . ...7S; Wisconsin 67
Rhode Island S4; Minnesota SI
Connecticut .SO; tan-a 62
New York 70Mlssourl 44
New Jersey 73' Kansas ......30
Pennsylvania OH Nebraska 62
Delaware tvtjSouth Dakota .... S3
Maryland 0 Montana 93
Virginia ?3IWyomlng 7S
North Carolina .. .30 Colorado S4
South Carolina 32 New Mexico SO
Georgia 43; Arizona $2
Alabama 44 Utah S3
Mississippi 57 Nevada .......... 71
Louisiana 631 Idaho SO
Texas S3 Washington 77
Arkansas 67Oregon 76
Tennessee 3SCallfornla 77
West Virginia 31 Oklahoma 72
Kentucky 371 Indian Territory . S2
Ohio 3
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. Aug. 8. The coffee market
closed steady, net unchanged te five -points
higher. Total sales. 72.250 bags, tailndirg
September. 7.107. 15c; December. 7.40C7.43C.
and March. 7.66c. Spot Rio steady: mild
Sugar Raw firm; fair reflntng. 34c; centrifu
gal. 96 test. 4Hc: molasses sugar, 3V. Re
fined steady.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK. Aug. S. Cotton futures dosed
steady at a net advance of 9910 points. Au
gust. 10.32c: September. 10.50c; December.
10.84c; January. 10.19c; April. U.Qle; May.
Dairy Produce In the East.
CHICAGO. Aug. S. On the Produce Ex
change today, the butter market was steady,
creameries. 1720'jc; dairies. 16t?lS4c Eggs
steady at mark, cases included. lSVjc: firsts,
17c; prime firsts, lSVic: extras, 21e. Cheese
firm. 10iffll4c
Marriage Licenses.
Carl Feldmeth. 32; Mary Weiss. 24.
Oscar F. Flint. 40. Spokane; Matilda C
Peterson. 18.
W. H. 31111s. 24. St. John. Wash.; Lulu
Blanche Maxey. 20.
S. O. Rice. 33, Shedds; Salina A. Berggren,
J. Ira Davis. .33: Lucy M. Travers. 23.
Edwin W. Carpenter, 21; Mary E. Rodger,
Building Permits.
Rosalie Kaiser, dwelling, Everett street,
between Twenty-second and Twenty-third;
J. C. Beck, repairs to store. Union street,
between Russell and Knott: $300.
Charles Steele, repairs to dwelling. "Wil
liams avenue, between Broadway and Weld
Ier streets; $350.
D. D. Coffey, dwelling. Commercial street,
between Beach and Fremont; $2000.
John Meyer, dwelling. Corbett street, near
Hamilton avenue; $1275.
M. Phillips, barn. East Eleventh street, be
tween Lexington avenue and BIdwelt street;
C. S. Van Dorn. woodshed, Garfield avenue,
between Union and Mallery avenue; $70.
At IvanBoe. Or.. July 31. to the wife ot
Frank X. Pflleger. a son.
At Portland Maternity Hospital. August
3. to the wife of Surgeon Robert L. Richards,
of Vancouver Barracks. Wash., a daughter.
At 47 East Seventh street. August 5. to
the wife of Henry P. Rolfe, a daughter.
At 6S6 Hoyt street. August 5. Mrs. Sarah.
Cleland. a native of Ireland, aged 71 years.
At 412 Division street. August 3. William
Morris. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Will EI
brldge Hope, a native of Portland, aged 6
months and 21 days.
Pennyroyal pills
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are obtained by the use of Daau'aaa Bitten, the
never falling restorative, invigorative and
aphrodif iac tor both sexes. Send for circular.
Depot, 323 Markst St.. S. F. At all irarrists
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