THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY,. AUGUST 18, 1905. 13 IE DEAL IN HOPS New York Order for 500 Bales Being Secretly Filled. ITS EFFECT ON MARKET Futile Attempt 3Iade to Suppress the News Prices in "Washing ton and California Arc Advancing. HOPS Eastern dealer quietly Ailing order for 500 bales. WOOL Movement In Oregon ollp In Eastern markets. FRUIT Scarcity of peaches In local trade VEGETABLES Toraateos and ogg 7lant plentiful. EGGS Market steady with tondency to ad-ance. BUTTER Buying at top price not liberal. POULTRY Continued inquiry for c'.l chickens. Events of great importance to holders and growers of Orogon hops are transpiring in thi market. The biggest deal of the seam Is bc!ng worked and it is likely to have a far- Tear.ng effect on the market. The greatest Mrccy has been maintained by the partl&s irtcrested, but enough facts have leaked out to rreate a sensation in the trade. A well known dealer of New York City, who has been reputod heavily short-sold on the 1004 crp cf hops. Is reported to have placed with a leal buyer an order for E00 balee of choicest hps. The purchases are to be made as qulet'y and quickly as possible for the pur pooe cf precluding the sbert-sellor's name be coming known In the transaction. It is said that cf the recent sales In Yakima, two-thirds cf the goods bought were for this dealer's a-"cunt, and that he also has a large order jZaced in California where stocks, however, are too limited to permit of much business. As Oregon still has a large quantity of the finest goods remaining, It Is probable that this house expects to secure the bulk of their goods right here. The price at whleh their representative was instructed to buy the hops was not given out, t-jt their agent was directed to use every precaution to prevent the presence of this crder from becoming known, and he was oven requested to ship the goods East in hl own roe, to bo diverted later, in order to insure se-rcy. The telegram announcing this news to received late Wednesday night and is very positive in its tone. As the sender is cne cf the most conservative and reliable dealers In New York, it la regarded by the trade as entirely authentic The local buyer who Is carrying on this deal a.ro has an order for 1000 bales of 1005 hops at 15 cents and 'phoned to several of the prin cipal growers of Oregon reeterday, but thus fa? t&s not been able to close any deals at t:ls flcure. Tills big transaction in 1004s can hardly have an ether effect than to revive the market ar l put It .on a firmer basis at advanced val ues. Independently of this Influence, much ct-ength has been given to the market by the 2cer.t advance in California and the rise in "Washington, as shown by the latest Yakima eale The firmness of the Northern and Southern markets can no doubt be traced to the heavy Eastern ordor. There are still other orders In the market that will probably be placed in the near fu ture, and a considerable business Is looked for as the month draws to a close. The Yakima transaction yesterday that showed the advance in that section Involved 147 bales. They were the 'best offerings of the Pat Lynch crop and. were bought by Plncus & Lachmund at 18 cents. Word was received from Salem that Al Fletcher sold 03 bales at IS cents to a North Yamhill man, prob ably Paul Weldner. Catlln & Linn, of Salem, bcught a CO-bale lot at 17 cents. As a sample of the "bear" literature peddled out to growers In an effort to demoralize the market, the following from the Tacoma News cf Wednesday is abouf the limit: "The latest reports on 1004's crop shew that about 22,600 bales are left on the Coast. Of thece, California has 4800. Washington 4B0U and Oregon 14,000. These hops will probably be sold before the new crop Is picked, and as only two or three weeks are left for the grower to dispose of them, dealers expect a break in the present price. "That this year's crop will be a 'bumper' can no longer be doubted. Cables and letters from the most conservative hopmen In Eng land and on the Continent predict 600,000 hundredweight for England, and they say further that the German cron yvtild nnt better. In view of thee conditions and with New York looming up with an estimated crop rf 80 000 bales. California from G0.000 to Ko.000, Oregon 105.000 to 116.000. and Washlng ton with 45,000, the few remaining 1004s will .r.ot be able to bold tholr prices from 17 to 118 cents," ' Writing to the Sacramento Union under date fccf August 12. M. H. Durst, the California Grower, cays: tc camornia hop crop outlpok has not changed very materially. Some sections show a slight Improvement, others deterioration. On the 4th of. August I saw the Pleasanton hop'-ards. It wae reported that tho crop would be not over one-third of an averace. The yield last season was about 3200 bales. Judging from the present outlook, I should say It will be hard for them to pick 1500 bales this season. On the 0th of August I was over the Wheatland district again, and 3 can confirm my statements made In The Union's issue of July 28. The total crop will be approximately what it was last season. It is a question if the old yards will yield as much as last season, particularly on the Horst place, but there the new yards are rrrj:h better than anything I have seen on that place in years, and they will help bring t.p the total. The reports from Sonoma, Men dc'no, Sacramento and Yolo Counties are about the same, and I still believe the crop may nearly reach 60,000 bales, but I will not be surprised if the total output does net ex ceed 50 000 bales. Everything depends on how the h-ps weigh out at picking time. " I think the English crop reports deserve c-nslderable space at this time, so I refer t- the plantation reports from the las: Kent ish Observer of July 27; also the reports of Lapulin In the Mark Lane Express of July 24. "From the quotations I conclude that the cutlook for & crop in England must be con ceded to be very good, but from many of the section come reports of vermin, mold and some spider. The reports from Blddenden, Chllham and Chartham, Maidstone, Sheldwich and East Sussex give one an idea how un certain present predictions are. I have fres. qucnt cable? reporting the crop and estimating It at 500,000 to 000,000 hundredweights. But everything must be very favorable to make these figures. The acreage Is under 4S.000 a-res, and they can hardly count on having mere than a crop equal to the best crop In the last 20 years. I submit here particulars of yield per acre and total crop yield for the four best years during the last 20 years for England. Yield per Acre. Total Crop. Year, cwts. cwts. 1690 , 12.76 031.37S 1901 12.70 049,387 1888 11. 07 776.144 1694 10.70 638,844 'Tho average acreage for the last 19 years has been J56.235 acres and the average yield per acre 8.30 hundredweights. The English acreage last year was 47.749, and yield 5.01 cwts. dot acre. "Now, then. If this year's yield per acre turns out equal to the yield In 1809 the best in 20 years and allowing 48,000 acres, -which is In excese of the actual acreage the crop voutd he 572,000 cwts. While If we take the average yield for 10 year. 48,000 acres at 8.3 cwts. per acre, will give a yield of 308.008 cwts. for 1005. It seems to me that even with the present bright prospects England cannot possibly make more than 572.000. That would be a erep per aero equal to the best crop harvested in 0 years. Also it seems as if the- chances for growing a. full average crop of .398,400 acres were fairly good, but this is by no means certain. "A few minutes ' spent eonsUering past crops and conditions shew how ridiculous are such est I matt as 6.73,000 to 700,000 cwts. for the 190S crop In England. I consider STS.OOe cwts. within the range of possibility, but noth ing over that, while 4OQ.000 cwts is not as sured yet by any means. "everything, will have to be favorable for the United States to grow 280.006 to 248,0)0 bales. as against 265.000 bales for last year. according to revised estimate. The return for the last fiscal year ihow a production of 4,945,629 barrels of beer, an Increase of one and a quarter million bar rels over the last year. At .85 of a pound of hops, per barrel, 2SS.MS bale of 180 pounds each would be required. The Increased pro duction of beer can be counted on for 1&08 05. so we may add C500 bales of hops more far increase, making a total requirement for the United States of America brewing of 24.f00 bak. "The reserve stock Is no doubt smaller than ever and e practically a negligible quantity. Imports alee do not amount to much. With a large English crop we can count on export ing 40.609 to 50.000 bales. With a small one. 00 per cont more. It seems to me everything indicates a good, healthy demand for ever' bale of hops we can grow in this country this season." JJGGS STEADY, BUTTER QUIET. Good Demand for Old Hen, but Slight In quiry for Spring Chickens. Eggs( hM steady at 22 cents, the price at which most lots were sold yesterday. Sont bussnoK was reported a half-cent on each sMe of this figure. There ware no developments in the butter situation. Dealers and creamer men report that buyer are slow to take hold at the top price. A local produce price current says of poul try: "Market a Mttle better, especially for good henc, which are in requdsL. Springs are in good supply, and steady only. Hens, 190 mt&c. and Sittings. 15c. Geese and ducks are. dull: gees 6e, and duck. lS4f14c, alive. Turkeys are in firm demand at 18, 19, 20e aHve oM, and good-sized young will sell tor a good deal more. Squab pigeons, $2.59ffC per dozen. PEACHES ARE SCARCE. Cantaloupes Selling Better and Watermelons Cleaning Up. The scarcity of poaches continues to be the feature of the fruit market. The demand yes terday was very urgent and prices wore strong. Ordinary stock brought 0&SS cents and fancy. 85 cents a box. Good cantaloupes sold at $1.502.50 per crate and poorer ones around $1. Melons are cleaning up well, tho demand being stronger on the brighter weather. Egg plant is coming in freely and Is of fered at $ L752 per case. Tomatoes are also plentiful at 50f75 cents a box. Green corn and cucumbers are slow. Heavy recolpU. of potatoes and the lack of a' shipping demand have caused a weaker feeling is this Use. Bank Clearings. Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities yesterday were as follows: Clearings. Portland $ 009.47 Seattle 1.016.817 Tacoma 487.201 Spokane 457,413 Balances. $ 70.166 18H.026 M.82S 74.740 PORTLAND QUOTATIONS. Grain. Hour, Feed. Etc. FLOUR Patents. S4.50ff4.05 per barrel: straights. (494.25; clears. $3.?5$4; Valley. $S.9d4.10; Dakota bard wheat. J6.50S7.25; Graham. J3.5Ug4; whole wheat. (464.25; rye flour, local. $5; Eastern. (5.5035.00; cernroeaL per bale. $1.9032.20. WHEAT Club. '7071c per bushel; blue stem, 74 975c; Valley, 74c. BARLEY Feed. $20.50 per ton; brewing. S2L OATS No. 1 white feed. old. $26 per ton; i gray. old. $27; white, new, $25028.50; gray. new, $22 per ton. MILLSTUFFS Bran, $19 per t&a; mid dlings, $24.50; shorts. $21; chop. U. S. Mills. $19; linseed dairy feed. $18; alfalfa meal, $18 per ton. CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. 90 pound sacks. $6.75; lower grades. $596.25; oatmeal, steel cut. 5o-pound sacks. $6 per barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4.25 per bale; oat meal (ground). 50-pound sack. 47.50 per barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4 per bale; split pound s&ckb. $2.50 per bale. HAY Timothy, old. $13315 per ton; new, flit 12.50, clover. $e9; grain. $889; cheat, $7,506 u. Vegetables. Fruit, Etc DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples 0e$1.75 per box; peaches, 6S85c crate; plums, 75otf$l per crate; blackberries, StfOe per pound: can taloupes. $12.60 per crate: pears. $1.592 per box: watermelons, liflViC per pound; crab apples, 50c per box; nectarines, 75c per box; grape... $11.50; Casabas. $2f?2.60 per desoa. TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, choice. $4.50 5.50; oranges. Valenclas, choice 3: fancy, $4 per box; grapefruit, $2.50&S per box; ba nanas, 5"4c per pound; pineapples, $2.50(73.50 per dozen. FRESH VEGETABLES Artichokes. COe dozen; beans. 164c per pound; cabbage. 1 lUc per pound: cauliflower. 75690? per dozes: celery. 75JrS5e per dozen; corn. 8Oc per dozen; cucumbers. 10ft 15c per dozen; egg plant, $L75 S2 per crate; peppers. 15c per pound; toma toes, 3075c per crate; equosh, 5c pound. ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips, $1.2501.40 per sack; carrots. $l.25$1.50 per sack; beets. $11.25 per tack; garlic. 12V4c per pound. ONIONS Red. $1.25 per hundred; yellow, $1.25. POTATOES Oregon, new. 75380c per rack; Merced sweets, 3$c per pound. RAISINS Loose muscatels. 4 -crown. 7c; 5-layer muscatel- raisins. 7i4c; unbleached, fceedless Sultanas, 0"sic; London layers, 3-crown, whole boxes of 20 pounds. $1.85; 2-crown. $1.76. DRIED FRUITS Apples, evaporated, "gee per pound; apricots. 9Vi12c; peaches, 108 HVjc; pears, none; prunes. Italian, none; French, 2Hi69ic; figs. California blacks. Sftc; do white, none; Smyrna, 20c; Ford dates, 6c Butter. Eggs, X'oultry, Etc. BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream er'. 27V430c per pound; state creameries: Fancy creamery. 25SOc; store butter. 14 15V4c; Eastern creamery, "GMQtTc DGGS Oregon ranch, 22c per dozen: East ern. 2021c CHEESE Oregon full cream twins, 13c; Young America, 14c. POULTRY Average old hens. 12y.3l8t!; mixed chickens. 1212Hc: old roosters. 0&B 10c; young roosters. 11011c; Springs. 14 to 2 pounds. 1414Vic; 1 to 1 pounds. 14Hei5c: dressed, chickens, 1314c; turkeys, live, 16tJ 19e; turkeye. dressed, choice. 20S22Hc: geese, live, per pound. 8S9c: geese, drecied, per pound, 910c; ducks, old, 13c; ducks, gray. lc: white, 14c; pigeons, $1L25; squabs, $2 92.50. Hops. Wool. Hides. Etc. HOPS Choice 1904, 1719c per pound. WOOL Eastern Oregon averare het 19 21c; lower grades, down to 15c, according tJ snnntcage; vauey. -MKt-ic per pound MOHAIR Choice, 31c per pound. HIDES Dry hides: No. 1. 16 pounds and up, 1016Vic per pound; dry kip. No. 1 3 to 10 pounds. 11 15c per pound: dry calf. No. 1. under T pounds. 17018c; dry salted, bulls and stags, one-third less than dry flint; (culls, moth-eaten, badly cut. scored, murrain, halr-cllpped. weather-beaten or grubby. 293c per pound less); salted hides, steers, sound. GO pounds and over, 9910c per pound; 50 to 00 pounds. SVi69c per pound; .iotAa. .ft Ailflllk an4 OAW G0Qn - .4 - salted kip, sound, 15 to 30 pounds, 9c per pound; salted veal, sound. 10 to 14 pounds, 9c per pound; salted calf sound, under 10 pounds. 10c per pound; (green Unsalted. lc per pound less; culls, lc per pound ls). Sheep skins: Shearlings, No. 1 butchers' stock. 25930c each; short wool. No. 1 butchers stock. 4050c each; medium, wooL No. 1 butchers' stock. 60060c; long -wool. No. 1 butchers stock, $191-50 each. Murrain pelts from 10 to 20 per cent less or 129 14c per pound; horse hides, salted, each, ac cording to size. $1.5093; dry. each, accord ing to size, $191.50; colts' hides. 25950c each; goat skins, common. 10915c each; Angora, with wool on. 25c9$L50 each. TALLOW Prime, per pound, 3 Vie 4c; No. 2 and grease. 293c FURS Bear skins, as to size. No. 1, $2,509 10 each: cubs $132; badger. 25ff50c; wild cat. with bead perfect. 25650c; heue cat. 5g 10c; fox. common gray. 50870c; red. $3 S; cross. $5015; silver and black. $1000 200; fishers $58; lynx, $4.5006: mink, strictly No. 1, according to size. $192.50; marten, dark Northern, according to slzs and color. $10015; marten, pale. pine, ac cording to !ze and color. $2.509 4: xnuskrat. large. 10915c: skunk. 40 950c; civet or pole cat. 5910c: otter, large, prime skin. $69 10: panther, with head and claws perfect, $295: raccoon, prime. 30950c; mountain wolf, with head perfect. $3.5095; coyote. 60c9$I: wolverine. $696; beaver, per skin. large. $3 96; medium. $391: small. $191-50; kits. 50975c BEESWAX Good, clean and pure. 20922c per pound. CAECA RA SAGRADA (Chlttam bark) Good. 3tJS'ic per pound. GRAIN BAGS-Calcutta. 797Hc Groceries, Nuts, Etc COFFEE Mocha. 2692Se; Java, ordinary. 18 922; Costa Rica, fancy. 16920c; good. 169 18c; ordinary. 10912c per pound; Columbia roast, coses, 100s. $13.75; 50s. $13.75; Arbuckle. $15.25; Lion. $15.25. RICE Imperial Japan No. 1. $5.37H: South ern Japan. $3.50; Carolina. fS6rc; broken head, 2Vc SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tolls, $1.75 per dozen; 2-pound tolls. $2.40; 1-pound flat, $1.65; fancy. 191-pound fiats. $1.80: Vr-pound fiats. $1.10; Alaska pink 1-pound tolls. 85c; red. 1-pound tolls. $1.30; sockeyes, 1-pound tolls. $1.85. SUGAR Sack basis. 100 pounds: Cube. $5. S3; powdered. $5.60; dry granulated. $5.50: extra C. $5; golden C $4.90; fruit sugar. $5.50; ad vance over cock basis, os follows: Barrels, lOe; half-barrels. 25c; ?iJxei. 60s per 100 pounds. (Terms: On remittance within 15 days, deduct "ic per pound; if later than IS days and within 30 days, deduct He per pound: no discount after 30 days.) Beet sugar, granulated. $6.40 per 100 pounds; maple sugar. 15916c per pound. SALT California. $11 per ton. $1.G0 per bole; Liverpool. 34. $17; lot. $16.50; SuOs. $16; halt-pound. 100. $7: 50s. $7.50. NUTS Walnuts. 13$c per pound by sack. 1c extra for less than sack; Brazil auu. 15c; filberts. 14c; pecans. Jumbos. 14e; extra large. 15c. almonds. L X. L.. 16c; chestnuts. lul tan, 15c: Ohio. $1.50 per 25-pousd dram; pea nuts, raw. 7Vzc per pound; roasted. 9c; ptae nuta. 10912Uc: hickory nuts, 7c; coeoaauu. 7c; oocoonuts. 354j90e per dozen. BEANS Small white. 3K944c; large white. 3 Vc; pink. 3USHc; bayou. 4ic; Lima. 6;c Dressed Meats. BEEF Dressed bulls. 192c per pound; cows. 3H94Vjc: country steers, 495c VEAL Dressed. 75 to 125 pounds.- 697ttc: 125 to 200 pound. 466c; 200 pounds and up, 391c MUTTON Dressed fancy. 6e per pound, ordinary, 495c PORK Dressed. 100 to 150. 79"it: 1M and up. 09 c per pound. Provisions and Canned Steals. HAMS 10 to 14 pounds. 13 Vic per pound: 14 to 16 pounds. 13Vc; IS to 20 pounds. lSe: California (picnic). 9c; cottage haras. 9c; shoulders. 9c: boiled ham. 21c; bolted pienlr ham. boneless. 15c BACON Fancy breakfast. 19c per pouad; standard breakfast. 17c; choice, lSfec; Eng lish breakfast. 11 to 14 pounds. 14lc; peach bacon. 13Jtc DRY SALT CURED Regular abort clears. 1094c dry salt. ll?e smoked; clear backs. 10; c dry fait, llc smoked; clear bellies. 14 to 17 pounds average, none; Oregon exports, 20 to 25 pounds a-erage. llc dry salt. 12;e smoked: Union butts. 10 to IS pounds over age, none. PICKLED GOODS Pork, barrels. $18; half barrels. $9.50; beef, barrels, $12; half-barrels, $6.50. SAUSAGE Ham. ISc per pound; minced bam. 10c; Summer, choice dry, 17 Vic; hoiogaa. long, 5 Vic; welaerwurst. be; liver. 6c; pork, 9c; blood. 6c; headcheese. 6c; bologna sau sage, link. 4fec. CANNED MEATS Corned beef, pounds, per dozen. $1.25; two pounds. $2.35; six pounds, J 6. Roast beef floV pounds, $1.22; two pounds, f nr.. civ- uuiul.7 m. .nil pounds, none; two pounds. $2.35; six pounds, none. Lunch tongue, pounds, $8.15. LARD Leaf lard, kettle rendered, tierces lOVic tubs 10e. 50s 10c. 20s 10c 10s 11 He. 5s HV. Standard pure: Tierces 9 Vic tube 9 c; M 0c. 20s Jfrc. 10s lWic 5s 10&C Compound: Tierces 6c. tubs 64c; 5Gs 6c 10s GKc 5i 6C Oils. TURPENTINE Cases, SOc per gallon. WHITE LEAD Ton lots, 7c; 500-pound lots. c: less than 500 -pound lots. Sc. GASOLINE Steyj -gasoline, eases. 23Uc; iron barrels, 17c; StTdeg. gasoline, coses. 32e; iron barrels or drums. 26c . COAL OIL Casts, 20Vc; iron barrels, He; wood barrelt, 17c; 63 deg., cases. 22c: Iron barrels. lSVic LINSEED OIL Raw. 5-barrel lots. 64c; 1 barrel lots. 05 e: cases. 70c; boiled. 5-barrel lots, 66c; 1 -barrel lots. 67c; cases, 72c PLACES AN ORDER IX THE EAST FOR 75,000 TOXS. Quiet Week In the Pig-Iron Trade. Heavy Pressure Upon tho Structural Mills. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. In pig iron the week has been rather quiet, taking the country as a whole, eaya the Iron Age. Purchases by the United States Steel Corporation will prob ably net be mode until early in September. In the East there has been a further moderate movement in basic pig. one Interest taking 10,000 tons at a concession, while another buyer took 4000 tons In addition to previous purchosest of 8000 tons. In the Pittsburg- dis trict a leading maker of cast Iron pipe has bought 10,000 tons of gray forge pig. while in the Chicago district one foundry is In the market for 15,000 tons. In the East there has been a little wavering in prices, one large producing company offering iron at somewhat lower figures. Steel billets are scarce, and the situation is rather acute, particularly in the Chicago dis trict. At oerne points accessible to tidewater, email lots of foreign billet have been sold. Orders for steel rolls for 1905 delivery con tinue to roll Into the works. The Horrintan roads hove just placed 75,000 tons. It Is not known whether this system accepted the offers for Pacific Coast delivery made by works In Eastern Germany who are not associated with the other German mills. The pressure upon the structural mills Is exceedingly heavy, and the payment of pre miums for prompt delivery and the importing of occasional lots of foreign shapes seem to foreshadow an upward movement. During the week carbulMers have gathered in additional work. It is expected that an order for 12,000 steel cars will be in hand either this week or early next week. ' In nearly all the heavy lines the tonnage on the books Is enormous, and further work can not be taken in many Instances from sheer Inability to meet even distant deliveries. In the lighter lines, the most Important de velopment is that a heavy buying movement nas set in all along the wire trade. The ton nage in sheets, toe. is picking up. but the merchant pipe trade Is afflicted with sharp eutUng of price. In bars the agricultural Implement-makers and other consumers who contract for their requirements for six months and a year ahead have now pretty well covered up. The aggre gate tonnage has been very large. Dried. Fruit at New York. NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Evaporated apples are quiet, but firm. Holders are asking 7Vi 7c for prime fruit for October to November delivery, but buyers are not willing to pay the price to any extent and business conse quently la limited. Common. 5Q0Vc on spot; prime, 7c; choice. 7".5c; fancy. Sc. Prunes are unchanged. 4 US 6 Vic, according to rrade. Apricots are sold to be In fair demand on the 'Coast, but the local spot market is quiet, with choice quoted at Site extra choice SVJ 9S;c fancy SUtfioc Peaches are unchanged; fancy. 11 Vic Raisins are firm, owing to light offerings and a moderate demand; loose Muscatels. 49 6&c; seeded, 5H97He; London layers, $19 1.15. Dairy Produce in the East. ' CHICAGO. Aug. 17. On the Produce Ex change today the butter market wo firm. Creameries. 17920c; dairies. 16916c Eggs At mark, cases included, 129I3c Cheese Easy. 11911HC NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Butter, firm. Street prices, extra creamery, 21 921 Vic; official prices unchanged. Cheese and eggs, unchanged. Cotton Markets. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Cotton closed steady with net less of 4 or 5 points. August. 10.32c; September. 10.36c; October. 10452c: November. 10.55c; December. 10.03c; Janu ary. 10.60c; February. 10.73c; March. 10,78a; April. 10.60c; May. 10.82c NSW ORLEANS. Aug. 17. Cotton, steady. Middling. lOKc. ACTIVE AT START Heavy Transactions in Stocks in First Hour's Dealings. GOOD OUTSIDE INTEREST Union Pacific Conspicuous on Ac count of Rumors Concerning Great Northern De- velopments. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Nearly 500.000 shares of stocks were sold today In the first hour's dealing on the stock exchange. The transactions for the first hour ore the most significant of the day. and are the crucial test of the tone of the market In the ma jority of casei. The extreme animation dur ing that period of today was convincing evi dence of the growth of speculative Interest. Large orders came from various quarters. The accumulated buying demand was fed eteadlly during the whole of the first hour In the process of realizing profit. The result was a growing tendency to yield, which become more marked as the accumulated buying orders were worked off. But when this condition of affairs began to be eVldent. there was a dis continuance of the prefeure to sell, which threw the market in the middle portion of the day into dullness. Immediate new events were of little conse quence In the market, and nothing Important occurred, in fact, to change the general con ditions existing. Each day's news adds to the confidence In the prosperous outcome of the grain crops, and the grain carriers held their conspicuous place in the day's market. Stocks of Eastern railroads were notably held back by the pressure to realize. Reading being the conspicuous example, although that stock touched a new high record during. Its period of strength. So did Erie, which was the strong exception In the group. Union Pacific was again very conspicuous. and was the subject of the most talked -of deals and mysterious developments. These rumors ba'e taken the form of eome Important development regarding Great Northern pre ferred, from which it Is said the expected bene fit to Union Pacific will accrue, by reason of its large holdings of Great Northern. The en thuslaetlc forecasts of the corn crop helped Missouri Pacific to an additional advance. A special factor in the Southern group was the belief that the yellow-fever epidemic In New Orleans has come under control The peace conference at Portsmouth was the subject of attentive consideration, under the belief that the critical stage of the negotia tions had arrived. All signs continued to point to a feeling of confidence in tne nsanciai world, and a peaceful outcome of the confer ence. and pessimistic utteroces from diplo matic quarters seemed to have no power to alter this feeling. The favorable condition reported by the trade authority In the Iron and steel industry had Its effect on the stock of companies con nected with various branches of that industry. There was some special activity In the Re public Steel stocks. Induced by discussion of the poralbie resumption of dividends on the preferred stock. The extra dividend on United States Reduction Sc. Refining explained the ad vance in the stocks of that company. Re ports that the often-projected lead merger was again abandoned depressed Notional Lead and had some effect also on American Smelt lag. The money market continued easy. and. therefore, received attention in the stock market. The digestive procers continued up to the close, which was made Irregular by the heavy profit-taking in some stocks and the late rise of about a point In the United States Steel stocks and some others. Bonds were steady. Total sales, par value. J3.&S9.00O. United States 2s advanced per cent on call. CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Closlnc Sales. High. Low. bid. Adams Express 217 Amalgamated CODner 87.600 6U S5U bfl Am. Cor & Foundrv. 8.800 3SV 37Vi 3SU 3p preferred 1.900 lOOVi 99H lCvVs American Cotton Oil 10O a4 24 2a -'do preferred 92 American Express Am. Hd. & Lth. pfd. 200 American Ice 1,300 223 30 Vi 294 33'i 29 Vs 30U 29H American Linseed OH do preferred American Locomotive 30.SO0 17 40 55 Vi 5174 115 do preferred 1.900 118 Am. Smelt. & Refln. 12,300 130Vi lib 129 129H do preferred 6O0 121i 121S1 1214 Am. Sugar Refining. 6.000 143U 141H 144V& Am. Tobacco nfd 2.200 103Vk 10S 102i Anaconda Mining Co. 2,100 117 II6V3 llVi Atchison 24.300 VI do preferred 3.100 105 Atlantic Coast Line. DOO 169 oou 90Vk 104 V, 104? 1C7H 167i Baltimore & Ohio.... 16,500 114Vi H3Vi 113? 93 no preferred 014 Canadian Pacific .... 3)600 1G04 150Vi 1501, Central Leather 500 41U 43V UVi ao preferred l.-iw lusvs 103 Central of N. Jeney.. 100 214 Vi 214VS Chesapeake &. Ohio.. 17.800- 5SH 57; Chicago & Alton do preferred Chicago Gt. Western. 19.200 22 Vi 22Vt 105H 215 57 40 78 22H Chicago & Northwest. 1.900 224 V4 2221 223 Chi., MIL & St. Paul. 21,300 lfcCVi lS5?t 185?; WBi. xerm. & rransu ...... ... do preferred i C C. C. & St. Louis 100 103 17te 38 a 2SH 02Vi 4tj 187 11 49 2134 445 35H S9H 43 4STJ 83H 108 4&S 2SVs 62Ji lOK Colorado Fuel & Iron 16J9O0 47; Colorado & Southern. 800 2SH 624 1H do 1st preferred.... 300 do 2d preferred.... 3.100 Consolidated Gas Corn Products do preferred ...... Delaware c Hudson.. Del.. Lack. &. West. Denver & Rio Grande do preferred Distillers' Securities. Erie do 1st preferred.... do 2d preferred.... Gensrol Electric .... Hocklnr Volley Illinois Central International Paper.. do preferred 2,300 2.300 ieu 4SH 214 450 34 Vi 43 4SH 83 Vi 51 800 :i5 300 450 1.100 35Vj 1.900 90 1.200 65.000 43H 49V4 84 4.400 6.500 75V, 75Vi 3.300 186 ISSVi 1S54 VI 178 178 22tl 22U SOVi SOh DOO 179U 3,300 22 Vj 200 SOVj International Pump, .0 do cref erred . . ..... 83 Iowa Central 200 234 29U 29 do preferred ...... 7,000 77H 77 77U 77H M 77U Kansas City Southern do preferred Louisville z Noahv.. Manhattan L. 700 ZS 27; 28 200 O0H. 50 Vi 59H 1.000 1514 151 151H Met. Securities .... 2.0CO 834 WW Ml' CI i 7 r. . Metropolitan St- Ry. 14.300 130H 129 1294 Mexican Central ... 12,000 24V 24H 24H M.. St, P. ilc S. S. M 600 1434) 142 H1U do preferred Missouri Pacific .... Me.. Kans. lc Texas.. do preferred National Lead ..... Mex. Nat. R. R. pfd. New York Central... N. T.. Ont, & West. Norfolk & Western.. do -preferred North American . . . Northern Pacific .... Pacific Mall HW loo? lUri 1631,; SS.700 1074 106Vs 10SU '.COO 33 33U 70V5 39 Vi 3.200 23.900 tVi 70 43ii 47 100 39H 3H 12.100 15CH 155V 135ti 7.1W DO. OCA B3; 8,000 S6H SOU 60H TO 1004 iou4 213 2131, 400 101 6.40O 215 2.300 454 Pennsylvania .... 22.S00 H5j 145U HJJSi, People's Gas , lw liw JUU P.. C C. & St, Louis 100 SO 80 80 Pressed Steel Car.... 4.400 47 46U 4tfT do preferred 1.300 96? P3i 9ek Pullman Palace Car 700 25lu 254; 232 Reading C2.100 113Vi 1124 112v ao in prcicirea. . . . om 95 05 95 944 04-4 do 2d preierred.... 1.4O0 934 Republic Steel S.M0 do preferred 0.000 Rock Island Co 35.500 do preferred 2.600 Rubber Goods 100 22 89 354 SOVi 21!i 34H 8GV. 2 ? 34 mi" SO 15 704 20U 31U 34;i 105 01H 7&H 26 63S do preferred 200 105 Schloso-Sheffleld .... 900 92 St, L. & S. F. 2d pfd. 1.400 707i St, Louis Southwest.. 2,700 24 do preferred 2.300 61 V4 Southern Pacific 29.800 65Vj 63S 664 85 ao preferred .... Southern Railway do preferred ... 600 HOVi 1191 110H 17,300 36 334 33i -Art ftrti- nftl' on 99 Tenn. Coal & Iron... 11.700 91-fc DOV 364 01 36I, His Texan Jc Pacific .... 4.100 37 -To!.. St, L. & West. 200 28 Vi 3SH 5SV? o preferred ...... doo 394 Union Pacific , 63.700 1374 136H 137 do preferred 93 U. S. Express.... U. E. Realty U. S. Rubber do preferred .... U. S. Steel ... 123 rc 54 lea,; 200 1.600 03 64i 02 53U 111 100 111 106,400 87tJ 26 Vi 374 dy preferred Vlrg.-Caro. Chemical. do. preferred ...... Wabash do preferred Wells-Forgo Express. WeeUnghoune Elect.. Western Union ...... 7 6. COO 105H 104? 1034 00 31U. 34 34 200 1074 107 107 43 240 170 91 3.400 1.900 flit 14 434 0 1714 171 1.000 91H 93H Wheeling & L. Erie. 300 lStl IS 18; Wisconsin Central ... 6.600 29?i 29H 29 do preferred 2.600 5Sh 58 5SV Total eales for the day. 1,194.000 shares. "BONDS. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Closing quotations: J. S. ref. 2s reg.lOlHsD. & B. G. 4s...l02Vi do coupon 104 H N. Y. C. G. 3Vs. 094. S. 3s reg. ...103VNor. Pacific 3s.. 77 do coupon 10-ts Nor. Pacific 4S..106H J. S- new 4s reg.l321i!So. Pacific 4s... 03i do coupon 132Vi Union Pacific 4s. 103 do coupon 101 Jop. 6s. 2d series 99 Ts Atchison Adj. 4s BSVilJop. 4 Vis cer... 00 Ta Stock at London. LONDON, Aug. 17. Consols for money. 00 7-16; consols for account. 90H. Anaconda 6 Norfollf & West. 89 H Atchison P3HI do preferred 94 Vi do preferred... 107 tOntorio & West. 38 Baltimore & O. .117V1 '(Pennsylvania .. 5 Can. Pacific 164 ?i! Rand Mines ST 53 Ches. & Ohi4... dO iReodlng C Gt, Western- 22:il do 2d oref. ... 47 H C. M. & St. P.. 191 I do 1st nref 4SVi DeBeers 17 tSo. Railway 36i D. & R. Grande. 36 J do preferred... 102H ao preferred... 2Vi so. Pacific o. Erie 50 Union Pacific. . .140 do 1st pref.... S0?i! de preferred.. .100 do 2d pref 77UiU. S. Steel 37 H Illinois Central. 184 i do preferred. ..10S Louis. & Nash. .133 HI Wabash 22 Mo.. Kas. A. T.. 34 I do nref erred. . . 43 N. Y. Central... 1 60 H 'Spanish Fours... 92 U "Money, Exchange. Etc. NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Money on coll. easy. 1H$2 per cent; closing bid, li per cent: offered at 2 per cent. Time loans easy and dull; 60 days. 2H91 Per cent: 90 days, 393V per cent; six months. 4 per cent- Frime mercantile paper. 494H per cent. Sterling exchange steady, with actual busi ness in bankers bills at $4.8675 9 4.8680 for demand and at $4.847594.8480 for 60 days. Posted rates. 51.S5Vi94.S7Vi- Commercial bills. $4.84 H. Bar silver. GO Vic Mexlean dollars. 46Vc. Government bends, firm; railroad bonds. steady. LONDON. Aug. 17. Bar silver, steady. 7 lid per ounce Meney. 1VS91 per cent. The rate of discount In the open market for short bllts is 1 13-ltf per cent: the rate of discount In the open market for three- months bills Is 2 per cent. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 17. Silver bars. 60Hc. Sight drafts. 3c; telegraph drafts, 3c. Sterling. 60 days. $4.85 Vi: sight. $1.87H. Dally- Treasury Statement. WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Today's state ment of the Treasury balances in the gen eral fund shows; Available cash balance $126,009,773 Gold coin and bullion 53.753.414 Gold certificates 23.410.970 SAX FR.CISCO EXCHANGE SET TLES "WEIGHTS QUESTION". December Wheat Weakened by Large Receipts From Oregon Butter Easier, Buying Light. SAN FRANCISCO. Cat. Aug. 17. (Special.) Members of the local grain beard at a spe cial meeting adopted the following standards: No. 1 dark feed barley, 424 pounds to the bushel; rtondard brewing barley, screened. 47 pounds; No. 1 red cats. 32 pounds. December wheat opened higher, following Chicago, but large receipts of Oregon wheat and liberal offerings of the Mine to arrive soon weakened the market. Cash wheat was easy, except very choice milling. December barley had a sharp decline and spot ruled easy, owing to a well-supplied market, Oats were quiet and steady. Grain freights are dull and nominal at union rates. FeedetutTs are firm. Receipt of hoy ore lighter, as farm ers are reluctant to sell on a weak market and are storing their product. Conditions In the fruit market were prac tically unchanged, though peaches and grapes showed some easiness on account of liberal arrivals. Stocks of Gravensteln apples are diminishing and fancy four-tier? now command a small advance. Choice shipping pi urns and prunes are In light supply. Citrus; tropical and dried fruits are generally firm. Arrivals of potatoes were moderate and the market remained active and firm. Sweets were easy. Choice onions were steadier under shipping demand. Tomatoes were higher, but other green vegetables were generally weak. Butter was easier with prices being shaded between dealerx. Receipts: were liberal and a good amount is coming from cold storage. Cheese was firm. Eggs were easy. Receipts, 81.000 pounds butter, 08,700 pounds cheese. 25.620 dozen eggs. VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 20-3 30c; garlic. 334c; green peas; 34?4c; string beans, lfj3c; tomatee. 40Q75c; okra. 75S5c; egg plant. POULTRY Turkey gobblers. lfl21c: roost ers, old. $4?4.50; rooster?, young. $4.5085.50; broilers, small. ?22-50; broilers, large. $2 2.50; fryers. $34? 3. 50: fryers, young. $3(74. EGGS Store. !Sg23c; fancy ranch. 30c; Eastern. 17624c BUTTER Fancy creamery, 25c; creamery seconds, 22c; fancy dairy, 22c; dairy seconds, 20c. WOOL Spring, Humboldt and Mendocino. 2S 630c; Nevada. 15910a. MILLSTUFFS Bran. $20.50021.50; mid dlings. $25027.50. HAY Wheat, $7 13.50; wheat and oats. $69 12.50; barley. $&4y9; straw, $689; clover, $7S 10; stock. $1.5096; straw. 30fi50c per bale. POTATOES-Sallnas Burbanks, S5c?$l. CHEESE Young America. llVsS124c; East ern. 14ViS154c FRUITS Applet choice, $1.15; common. 40c; bananas. $ljl.75; Mexican limes, nominal; California lemons, choice. $4.50: common, $2; oranges, navels, nominal; pineapples, $1.7533. HOPS 18520c per pound. REOEIPTS Flour. 16,500 quarter cocks; wheat. 257.700 centals; barley. 4600 centals; oats. 1915 centals; beans. 955 sacks; potatoes. S500 sacks; bran. 1485 racks; middlings. 087 sacks; hay. S65 toes;-wool. 87 bales; hides, 300, CALIFORNIA'S CITRUS ODTPCT. Crop of Next Year Estimated at 33,000 to 40,000 Carloads. LOS ANGELES. CaL. Aug. 17. From re recent estimates made of the citrus crop for next year. Indications point to a record breaker. That there will be upward of 35.000 carloads is certain, and the aggre gate may reach 40.000 cars. The current year ends October 31, with shipments that will total more than 30,000 cars, and the dally overage now Is about 20 carloads. If the estimates given prove correct, tho crop next season win break the record by fully 5000 cars, just as the present season Is doing by about 3000 cars. Returns for the shipments this season show that the South ern California Fruit Exchange will have dis tributed $7,000,000 to growers for fruit shipped for its members. Close calculations upon the output for next season place the net amount that will come to the growers at about $12,000,000. Idaho Crop Report, The Idaho weekly crop report says In part: Rapid ripening of small grain la resulting from the hot weather In sections where the crop Is not already mature, and harvest is progressing as rapidly as possible; this rapid ripening wilt cause some reduction of the yield In many localities, but the total crop will probably exceed the average; this Is es pecially true In many eastern localities, and of Fall wheat In the northern portion of the state; threehing Is making good progress In the northern and southwestern grain-growing districts. Hot weather Is of great benefit to corn, which Is earing well. Water Is falling so rapidly that there will be very little third-crop alfalfa harvested, and the yield from the second cutting in many In stance Is considerably reduced, though In fields where water has been abundant a good yield is secured. Favorable reports continue to be received relative to the condition of sugar beets, there being few exceptions to the general rule. An effort Is being made to save water for late potatoes and garden vegetables, and these crops will probably not suffer greatly In irri gated sections. Melon are becomlnc fair!) plentiful In southwestern markets, and quan tities ore being shipped; they ore reported to be a failure in Cassia County. Downing, Hopkins & Co. Established IS93 WHEAT AND STOCK BROKERS Room 4, Ground Floor Chamber of Commerce SiZEOF PRUNEGROP One-Third of a Normal Yield Is Expected. SAME AS EARLIER ESTIMATE Salem Will Probably Ship Out Sev-entr-Flve Carloads This Season. Market Xow Inactive. Condition of Orchards. SALEM.. Or.. Aug. 17. (Special.) Though prunes have been dropping from the trees la large quantities In some orchards. In others the yield Is coming out mHch better than was expected and the general result Is likely to be not far from the early estimates. One third of a normal crop, or perhaps 4.500,60 pounds. Is the estimate which H. S. Glle. of Willamette Valley Prune Association, makes cf the 1903 prune crop. In a good year Salem ships 125 carloads of prunes, or about 3.730, 000 pounds. The crop in this vicinity Is saW to be better than In most parts of the state, and Mr. Glle thinks 73 carloads or about 2,230.000 pounds of dried prunes will go to market from Salem. The Improved condition of many of the light-crop orchards is difficult to explain sat isfactorily, but several explanations are of fered. One is that the crop was not as badly Injured as the growers thought and exaggerated reports were sent In because the growers were discouraged over tne out look. Another explanation la that" although the crop was as light as reported, the small number of prunes on the trees, resulted i their growing to a large size so that part of the loss was gained. It Is also noted that some growers wno nave ugnt yiei neelected cultivation and did not suffer as heavy a drop in the Summer. The more general opinion is that poor cultivation dW not prevent the drop or good cultivation cause it. but that where there was a light crop the trees held the prunes oetter unu developed them to a larger size. There Is nothing doing in the prune mar ket In Salem at present, though the Wlllam tt Vnitev Pnin Association made a num ber of large sales earlier in the season. The prices received were on a nasis ot 4 Vic cents for the 40 to 50 size and S$5Vt cents for the 30 to 40 size. Owners of commercial dryers are offering 45 cents a box for fresh prunes picked, which is considered a good price. DRAGGING WHEAT IRE ABSENCE OF PREDICTED FROST CAUSES LACK OF SUPPORT. Shorts at Chicago Later Turn Buy ers and Prices Strengthen at the Close. , CHICAGO. Aug. 17. The wheat market was Inclined to drag early. Absence of frost pre dicted for the Northwest caused support to be withheld and resulted In an easy tone. September opened at 81"i'gS2c and declined to SIKc At this point, however, shorts, who were ' at first Inclined to Ignore reports of Interference of wet weather with the move ment of grain In the Northwest and unfavor able foreign news, seemingly became con cerned for their lines. A sharp upturn re sulted. September sold up to 82SJC. the ad vance being well maintained during the re mainder of the session. The close was firm, a shade under the high point, at 8282e. Corn was steady in the face of continued favorable crop reports. September started Vjc down at 53c and closed at that figure. Oats were steady at a fraction above the previous close. September closed at 26Vi. a gain of Vic Packers took offerings in provlstors and brought about a fair advance over the previous closing prices. The close was firm. Septem ber pork making a gain of 12Vic at $14.32H Lard is up 10c at -$7.724. Ribs are 12Vs hlcher at $8.75. The leading futures ranged as follows: WHEAT. Open. High. .$ .82 $ .824 . .88S -S44 . .S6U .SSjj CORN. .. .53H .58Vi .. .53 .53Vj . .40H .46? . .44H . .44H .44H OAT3. . .26 .284 . .27 .27Vs . .2ST, .29 MESS PORK. .14.32Vi 14.35 .14.30 14.43 LARD. Low. Clone. September December May $ .814 $ .82 .82 .8IA 85 Sept. (old) Sept. (new).-. Dec. (old) Dec. (new).... May .......... .53 .32 .46. .444 .534 .58 .464 .44 September December May .254 26!i .2S--U .264 274 .29 September October .. 14.324 14.324 14.30 14.40 September October .. . 7.724 7.S0 7.72V4 7.82Vi 7.S0 7.85 S2Vi 7.00 SHORT RIBS. .. 8.674 8.77V4 .. 8.75 8.87Vi September 8.674 8.75 8.73 8.85 October .. Cash quotations were as follows: Flour Steady. Wheat No. 3 Spring. S590c; No. 2 red.,, 83SS3?ic Corn No. 2. SlViGMftc; No. 2 yellow. SSVSc Oats No. 2. 25Vic: No. 2 white, 27itf2S; No. 3 white. 26420Vic Rye NO. 2. 3Sc. Barley Good feeding. 3S30c; fair to choice maltlrx. $1.06. Flaxseed No. I. $1.16 Mess pork Per barrel. $14.3512114.40. Lard Per 100 pounds. $7.80. Short ribs sides Loose. $3.70gS.80. Short ctear sldes-S-Boxed,. $S.75S.S7Vj. Clover Contract grade, $12.25. Receipts. 23.600 .... 01.700 279.000 436,800 3.000 38,600 Shipments. 34.700 146.600 411.400 262.0G0 Flour, barrels Wheat, bushels ... Corn, bushels Oats, bushels ..... Rye. bushels Barley, bushels .... 31.500 Grain and Produce at New York. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Receipts. 13.167 bar rels; exports, 2502 barrels. Market, steady, but dull. Wheat Receipts. 24.000 bushels. Spot, firm; No. 2 red, 874c elevator and SS&e f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern Duluth. $1.114 t. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern Manitoba, nominal f. o. b. afloat. Opening a shade lower on the bear ish Price Current, wheat rallied, and for the rest of the day was firm at about Vic advance, Influenced by strength in the West, further rains, bullish cables. light Argentine ship ments and covering. Last prices were "4 net higher. May closed OlVJc; September. 87c December. S9Vc Hops and hlde-Qulet. Wool Firm. Petroleum and tallows Steady. Wheat Sales at The Dalles. THE DALLES. Or.. Aug. 17. The 1005 wheat crop is beginning to be delivered at the warehouses here. The grain is No. 1, and buyers are offering 65 to 67 cents a bushel, or about 13 cents below tbe prevail ing price of a year ago. Very few sales have so far been made, farmers believing that the market will be better later In the season. Most of them will hold at least an. other month before offering any considerable quantity for sale. Grain at San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 17. Wheat, steady. Barley, weak. Spot quotations Wheat: Shipping. $t.439 1.53; milling. $1.57Vi 9 1.67H. Barley: Feed. $191-02H; brewing. $1.0591.10. Oats: Red. $1.1591.40. Call-board sales Wheat. December. $1.35fi. Barley. December. 07 "sic. Corn, large yel low. $1,409 1-42 Vs. Minneapolis Wheat Market. MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 17. Wheat Septem ber. 864c; December. Slie; May. S7"4c: No. 1 hard. $1.0Si; No. 1 Northern. $l.PVi: N. 2 Northern. $1.04. Wheat at Liverpool. LIVERPOOL. Aug. 17. Wheat September. Qa 7"4d; December, ds ;d. The weather In England today was fine. Wheat at Tacoma. TACOMA. Aug. 17. Wheat, unchanged; Wue stem. 74c; club, 71c: red. 67c. LIVESTOCK MARKETS. Prices Quoted Locally for Leading- Lines Yesterday. The following prices on livestock were quoted in the local market: CATTLE1 Best Eastern Oregon steers. $ 3.26; good cows. $24J2.50; common cows. $1.50 1.73; calves. 125 to 130 pounds, $5; 200 to 250 pounds. $8.504. SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley, $K.25; medium. $3; lambs. $4.50. HOGS Best large fat hogs. $6.256.50; bteek and China fat. $6.23; good feeders. $3. EASTERN LIVESTOCK. Prices Current at Kansas City. Omaha and Chicago. KANSAS CITY. Aug. 17. Cattle Receipts. 5000; steady to 10c higher; native steers, $X.75 5.50; native cows and heifers. $1.754pA; stock era and feeders, $2.5O4.10; bulls. $26 3.25; calves. $2.505.25; Western steers. $S.25 4.90; Western cows. $23.25. Sheep Receipts. 2000; 10c higher; muttons. $4.255.75; lambs. $S.50$7.25; range wethers. $4.5045.75; fed ewes. $3.904.65. SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. 17.-Cattle Re ceipts. 1400; market, steady. 10c higher; na tive steers. $3.755.50; cows and heifers. $2.3 4.25; Western steers. $3414.40; Texas steer. $2.7&3.75; cows and heifers. $2$S.40; can ners. S1.5O02.-JO; stackers and feeders. $2.23ff 4.10; calves, $2.755.25; bulls, stags, etc. $2.25413.75. Hogs Receipts. 6400; market. &19c higher; heavy, $5.805.95; mixed, $5.S5g5.90; light. $.906; pigs. $5$5.75; bulk of sales. $5.33 5.90; Sheep Receipts. 35C0; market. strong; Westerns. $55.50; wethers. $1.555.15; ewes, $1.255.90: lambs. $6.507. CHICAGO. Aug. 17. Cattle Receipts 6000; market steady to 10c higher. Good to prime steers. $5,400-6.10; poor to medium. $4 3.25; stackers and feeders. $2,256 4: cows. $2.254.25; heifers. $25; eanners. S1.253.50; bulls. $2.10&4; calves. $3 6.60; Texas fed steers. $3.504.50; Western steers. $3.30 4.75. Hogs Receipts today. 21.000; tomorrow, 17.000; market strong to 3c higher. Mixed and butchers. $5.736.20; good to choice heavy. $66.15; rough heavy. $5.653.S0; light. $3.756.23; bulk of sales. $3.90 0.13. Sheep Receipts 10.000; sheep. 10915a higher; Iambs. 10 15c higher. Good to choice wethers, $4.90$5.50; fair to choice mixed. $4.504.80; Western sheep. $4,600 5.40; native lambs, $5.25 7.73; Western lambs, $(J7.50. Mining Stocks. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 17. The official closing quotations for mining stocks today were as follows: Alta $ .02JustIce $ .04 Alpha Con Andes Belcher Best & Belcher. Bullion Caledonia , Challenge Con. . Chollar Confidence Cob. Cal. & Va. . , Crown Point Exchequer .05tKentuck Con. 02 .15jLady Wash. Con. .12Mexlcan 1.20Oecidental Con... .33 Ophlr .3SOverman .19 Petosl .13Savage .SOlScorpIon 1.13 Seg. Belcher .08Slerra Nevada .4S,Sllver Hill .02 1.25 .S7 6.50 .13 .07 .57 .11 .03 .34 .00 .49 .05 .11 Gould & Curry. .12. Union Con Hale & Norcross 1.50 irtah Con. Julia 03 Yellow Jacket. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Closing quotations: Adams Con $ .27 Little Chief $ .05 Alice .5ttOntar!o 2.WO Breece Brunswick Con.. Comsloek Tun... Con. CaL & Va. . Horn Sliver Iron Sliver Leadvtlle Con. . . .41OphIr 6.00 .ltiil'noenlx 02 .07 Potosl 01 l.i5fi?avage 37 1.73Sl9rra Nevada... .30 3.40iSmall Hopes 2S .utf.Standard 1.33 BOSTON. Aug. 17. Closing quotations: Adventure ... .$ 3.23iMohawk $ 54.30 Allouez 34.23.Mont. C. & C - 3.13 Amalgamated. 86.00;OId Dominion Am. Zinc 10.00Osceola Atlantic 18.00iParrot 99.00 25.00 100.00 7.2S 12X00 85.00 36.SS 33.30 iJiRgnam ..... SO.oOlQulncy Cal. & Hecla. . 670.00Shannon Centennial 24.73iTamarack . . . . "Copper Range. 6S-75iTrinlty Daly V est 15.00Unlted Copper. Dominion Coal 7S.00,U. S. Mining Franklin 12.50jU. S. Oil... . 10.63 . 43.30 3.SS . 12.25 . 119.00 Granby Isle Royale.. Mass. Mining 7.00Utoh ... 22.00,VIctorla S.50i Winona Michigan 14.00(Wolverlne .. Metal Markets. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. The London tin mar ket lost ground slightly, closing at 140 10s for spot and 143 17s 6d for futures. Locally, there was little change, with the market at 32.5082.85c. Copper was higher In London, with spot closing at 169 10s and futures at 69 6s 3d. Locally, there was no change, lake and elec trolytic being quoted at 15.62"415.874c. and easting at 15.238 15.50c Lead was steady at 4.6064.70c In the loaal market and was also unchanged at 13 ISs 9d In London. Spelter was higher at 24 15s In London, but remained quiet locally at 5.7O.80c Iron was unchanged abroad. Glasgow clos ing at 60s 6d and MIddlesboro at 47s 4 rid Locally, quotations were unchanged. Coffee and Sugar. NEW YORK. Aug. 17. The market for cof fee futures closed strong at an advance of 15 to 2S points. Sales were reported of 204. 750 bags. Including September at 7.15S7.23c; December, 7.457.55c; January, 7.60c; 3Iarch. 7.707.80c; May. 7.857.95c; July. Sc. Spot Rio. firm; No. 7 Invoice. 8Tc; mild, steady; Cordova. 10S13e. Sugar Raw. steady; fair refining. 34c; cen trifugal. 96 test. 3 Vic; molasses sugar. 3Uc. Refined, steady; crushed. 6c; powdered. 5.40c. Wool at St. Louis. ST. iOUIS. Aug. 17. Wool Steady. Me dium grades, combing and clothing. 23331c; light fine. 2127c; heavy fine. 18 22c; tub washed. 32f?42c. SPECIAL EXCURSION KATES. Very Low Ninety-Day Tickets East Offered by O. R. Jt N. August 24. 25. September 15. 17. the O. R. 8s X. sells 90-day special excursion tickets to Eastern points; stopovers grant ed going and returning. Particulars of C "W. Stinger, city ticket agent O. R. & N. Co.. Third and "Washington streets, Portland.