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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 1905.
ENGTH DF SUGAR
Demand for Refined Is
LD'S STOCKS LIGHT
bn Peaches ScarceOwing to
llfornia Demand Light Ori-
?ntal Business in' Flour.
Eggs Are Firmer.
pGAR Strong position of world's
ILOITR Oriental buyers waiting lor
'HEAT Movement for uniform
iV.dards cn Coast.
I GTS English growers discouraged
IKI'IT Scarcity of peaches in local
rket Prune statistics.
t iOS -Firmer ad slightly higher.
rLTRY Demand gonerally good.
UTTER Supplies small, but In-
etrcrg position of tne sugar market of
r.J s ett forth In the following circular
lr:rs:nent New York house:
sugars bought this week. In addition
la'-ge purchases of Cuba made a fort-
ag have placed the refiners In a
position as regards clocks, and, al-
at present thoy are still seeking further
es the fart is apparent that should
lactations advance beyond their Ideas, the
tbe refiners have on purchases to ar-
hl'l be sufficient to enabte them to pur-
waltng policy long' enough to bring
ba-k. It must also be remembered
Ifrom now on sales will be constantly
from the stocks hold In warehouse for
it cf Importers. On the first of the
.. the quantity of euch sugars held was
I'e over 80,000 tons. We believe that
t:e first 15.O0O- tons have been sold
I there stocks,
e time ago, when raw sugars rold at
rr.uch higher than today's quotation.
t impression that values would receive a
ir'Ial setback when Jaas and new-crop
cams In was based upon reasonable
3 T"-.e Item was disseminated through
lis chanr.cls, and dealers were advised
;o cverj;hlng closed out before the end
imrr.tr, The Idea of a sharp decline en
Int cf g-cater raw stocks available this
Ir.n etiil Ingers In some quarters, but, as
arc cow 14c below the top point
lei, we believe that the Impression at the
it ir.-ment rests upon only a slight basis
?t. CM and new-crop beet prices havo
gett'r.g c'oeer together, and the Octeber-
Inber quotation today equals 3.97 New
expe-t to see new-crop prices improve.
:u".d n t be a cent of profit to the fab-
It were lie to h41 today his new-crop
rgs The European crop this year will
fggcr than the last, but there has been
ta.k cf damage, occasioned by hot weath
:1 the surplus may not be as large as
seen thcught. The world will need the
S'ocks carried by dealers supplying
Icxsum.rtg trade have been bn a minimum
IPr'.-ca are new on a level that permits
a' rn rf the extreme caution that has
necessary during the last three months.
pxpert a big demand for refined sugar In
"r..ted States for the next 60 days. Other
tries Also look forward to a large business.
rcrlds' stocks left over at the end of this
aign will be small, and we will be ready
Ive right Into the new crops for our sup-
I EXPORT FLOUR TRADE QUIET.
itals Believe That Blar Crop Will Bring
Lower Prices Soon.
?re is again a lull In the export flour
bess. Japanese and Chinese Importers have
ted that there will be a big wheat crop
:e Vrltcd States and naturally they ex-
lDWcr prices to prevail soon. Conee-
It'y they are holding off at present. Prt
advi'es from Japan datod July 28 said:
market Is heavily stocked and there Is
nu h business to report." Since that dale
Irapar.ese did a fair amount of buying, but
f ries are again quiet. Shippers aro get-
acme offers 10 to 15 cents lower than a
ago, and these seem to be the only terms
'h::h the Asiatics will do business. The
Is, hew ever, are not acceptable on this
The Hongkong market is also quiet with
le Ch'na liner sailing hence September 0
cany out a full flour cargo, but not
y reservations have been made for the
Iner ts follow her. A fair amount of flour
been offered for the Numantia, catling on
1 15th, and it la probable that by the time
lis ready to leave she will be well pro-
Id with freight.
i'OR LNIFOKM GRAIN STANDARDS.
lortdnt Meeting to Be Held by Wheat
Men In ThU City Today.
crder t: bring about. If possible, a sys-
cf uniform grain standards In 'all the
Ifio Coast States, the grain standard com
lee cf the Portland Chamber of Commerce
fced the Grain Commissioners of "Washing
and the officials of the Son Francisco
tn Exchange to a conference In thla city
Portland committee met yesterday at the
Imber cf Commerce with F. C. Frledlan-
cf the San Francisco exchange; TV. H,
1, State Grain Commissioner of Washing
and S. S. King, his chlof deputy. Owing
ithe absence of Chairman Kerr,- of the
LanJ. committee, the meeting adjourned
11 this morning. The subject ef a uniform
.lard was discussed for about two hours
Ithe grain men and It Is probable that dell
action will be taken today.
PEACHES GO TO CALIFORNIA.
son for the Scarcity of the Fruit on the
ha:v,es continued ecarce on Front street
fcray and, under a strong demand, read-
brought 75 to 5 cents. Heavy shipments
I San Fran'Isco are reported to have been
le fr-m Medtord, Roseburg, Dilard and
pctr.ts A shipment of excellent Yakima
Ita. capes was received and held around $2,
Ig-ra rantaloupcs were plentiful; and off
s ttli as low as 75 cents. Yakima Grav
r.e!n apples are on sale at (1.2561.50 a box.
y Bartlett pears offered at $1.50. A lot
iHcr-'u'u bananas are expected early next
Iss r-ar.t Is more plentiful and is easier at
frOGl 75 a crate. There Is an overstock of
Latoejr. which are offering at 50S60 cents.
ENGLISH HOP PROSPECTS.
Kit Growers Disturbed by the Poor Outlook
for the Industry.
ent Is the principal hopraleing county of
Eland, and a report from Consul Fuller, of
'er, printed In the Daily Consular and
Ide Reports of August 12, Issued by the
fcartment of Commerce"and Labor, says the
people of that count' are greatly disturbed
by the poor prospects for this crop; and as
this is the time for agricultural meetings and
shows, the question is constantly discussed at
meetings and in papers. Agricultural returns of
1901. Issued last week, show that the Import
f hops, duty free, amounted to 313,667 hun
dredweight, of which 147.568 hundredweight
came from the United States. The acreage
given to hope In England has dwindled from
71.769 acres In 1678 to -17.779 acres In 1901. a
drop iof 34 per cent.
Among the hop growers and factors there la
a rumor that English brewers have contracted
with a Pacific Coast syndicate for a supply
of hops for a number of years at a uniform
price of 4 10s ($21.90) per hundredweight.
The fixing of an import duty by the English
government la freely discussed, but the amount
proposed by Mr. Chamberlain In his speeches.
40s ($9.73) per hundredweight. Is not high
enough to satisfy the more radical farmers,
considering that the United States duty is 50s
($13.63) per hundredweight.
SOME PRUNE STATISTICS.
Comparison of the World's Supply This Year
and a Year Ago.
In connection with tbe strong and advancing
market for Pacific Coast prunes, a prominent
commbrelon house has lesued the following
comparative statement and comment on the
world's supply of prunes, given In pounds:
France C0.000.000 60,000,000
Bosnia and Servla 70.000.000 50.009.000
California 150.000.000 7S.000.000
Oregon 15.000.000 15,008.000
Carry-over. U. S 40.000.000 10.009.000
Totals 335.000.000 210,000,000
In 1904. SO, 000 pounds to the carload netted
11.163 carloads; 1905, 40,000 do netted 5250
Production of U. S 203,000.000 100,000.000
In 1904. 38,000 pounds to the carload netted
6833 carloads; 1005, 40,000 do netted 2500 car
loads. Consider that there are 3600 wholesale gro
cers in the United States besides all the buyers
of Europe. Assume that at a high price one
third of three will let prunes alone. Assume
that many will buy more than a carload. How
can we make the eupply go around? Consider
that there are no old prunes to weaken the
Eggs Are Firmer.
. A firm tone Is noted in tbe egg market.
Several dealers who have been quoting 22
cents yesterday advanced the prlee 4-eent.
Butter Is unchanged in price. There is
considerable California batter en the market,
but supplies are not very liberal. At the
same time, the demand Is quiet.
Old hens are In strong demand at full
prices. Springs are steady. Turkeys are
moving off well and geese are reported to be
In better demand. Ducks are not called for.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland $ 645.752 $77,554
Seattle 1,060.219 2M.761
Tacoma 504.985 23.06
Spokane 389.044 48,371
Grain. Flour. Feed. Etc.
FLOUR Patents. $4,503-4.95 oer barrel:
straights. $464.25; clears. $3.75g4: Valley.
$3.90474.10; Dakota hard wheat. $6.5087.25;
Graham. $3.5004; whole wheat. $44.25; rye
flour, local. $3: Eastern. $6.5005.60; commeal.
per bale. $1.9062.20.
WHEAT Club, 7071c per bushel; blue
stem, 74t75c; Valley. 75c.
BARLEY Feed, $20.50 per ton; brewing.
OATS No. 1 white feed.old, $2S per ton;
gray, old, $27; white, new. $23&23.50; gray,
new, $22 per ton.
MILLSTUFFS Bran. $10 per ton: mid
dlings, $24.50: shorts. $21; oh op. U. S. Mills.
$19; linseed dairy feed. $18; alfalfa meal. $18
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. 90
pcund sacks. $6.75; lower grades, $56.25;
oatmeal, steel cut. 50-pound sacks. $5 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks, $4.25 per bale; oat
meal (ground), 50-pound sacK. .$7.50 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4 per . bale; split
peas. . $5 per 100-pound sack; 25-pound boxes,
$1.40; pearl barley. $4.25 per 1U0 pounds; 25
pound boxes. $1.25 per box; pastry flour. 10
pouhd saoki. $2.50 per bale.
HAY Timothy, old, $1315 per ton; new,
$11212.50; clover. $S8; grain. $S8S; cheat,
Vegetables. Fruit, Etc
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples 90c(J$I.75 per
box; peaches, 65ff85c crate; plums, 75eff$l
per crate; blackberries, 56c per pound; can
taloupe. $12.50 per crate; pears, $1.50
per box; watermelons, llUc per pound; crab
apples, 50c per box; nectarines, 75c per box;
grapes, $1(31.50; Casabas, $252.50 per doxen.
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, choice. $4.50
5.50; oranges, Valencia, choice $3: fancy,
$4 per box; grapefruit, $2.50QS per box; ba
nanas, SVfec per pound; pineapples, $2.503.50
FRESH VEGETABLES Artichokes, 50c
doren; beans. lJJ4c per pound; cabbage, 1
lVlc per pound; cauliflower, 759ic per dozes:
celery, 7585c per dozen; com, 6flOc per dozen;
cucumbers. lo15c per dozen; egg plant. $1.59
1.75 per crate; peppers. 78c per pound; to
matoes. SOSCOc per crate; squash. 5c pound.
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips, $1.2561.40
per sack; carrots, $1.252"1.50 per rack; beets,
$11.25 per tsack; garlic, 12',4c per pound.
CJNIONS Red. $1.25 per hundred; yellow.
POTATOES Oregon, new, 75080c per saak;
Merced oweets, 3c per pound.
RAISINS Loose muscatels. 4-crown. 7iic;
5-layer muscatel raisins, 7Hc: unbleached,
seedless Sultanas. 6c; London layers,
s-crown, whole boxes of 20 pounds. $1.55:
2 -crown. $1.75.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, evaporated. 7J?9e
per pound; aprfoots. 8fcjjfl2c; peaches, lOflP
llc; pears, none; prunes, Italian, none;
French. 2fc3?ic; flE8 California blacks. 5c;
do white, none; Smyrna, 20c; Fard dates. Cc.
Butter. Eggs, 'Poultry, Etc.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
ery. 274Q30c per pound; slate creameries:
Fancy creamery, 25630c; store butter. na
15c; Eastern creamery. 26UG27"c; California
creamery. 25Q27Vic "
EGGS Oregon ranch. 22T22Hc per dozen
CHEESE Oregon full cream twins, 13c;
Young America, 14c.
POULTRY Average old hens. 1301314c:
mixed chickens, 1213c; old roosters, lOc
young roosters, llglllic; Springs, lu to 2
pounds. 14&14Vic; 1 to 1H pounds, 14HB15c;
dressed, chickens, 13g14c: turkeys, live 1S
22c; turkeys, dressed, choice. 19S23c; geeset
live, per pound, Sc: geese, dreesed, per
pound, OjjlOc; ducks, old, 13c; ducks, gray.
12c: white, 14c; pigeons. $1(31.25; squabs, $2
Hops. Wool. Hides. Etc.
S&PTColce 1KH "019c per pound.
W OOL Eastern Oregon average best. 190
21c; lower grades, down to 15c. according to
hKTeti V,SJ,e.'- 2527c per pound.
MOHAIR Choice, 31c per pound,
HIDES Dry hides: No. 1 lc pounds and
up, IOSIGc per pound; dry kip. No. 1 5
to 10 pounde. 11315c per pound: dry calf.
No. 1. under 5 pounds. 17lSc; dry salted,
bulls and stags, one-third less than dry
flint; (culls. moth,-eaten, badly cut. scored,
murrain, halr-cllpped. weather-beaten or
grubby. 2 3c per pound less); salted hides,
steers, sound. 60 pounds and over. 10c per
pound; 50 to 00 pounds. 8 09c per pound;
under 50 poundg and cows, 809c per pound
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. le
per pound less; culls, lo per pound less).
Sheep skins: Shearlings, No. 1 butchers
stock, 25030c each; short wool. No. 1
butchers stock. -40050c each: medium, wool.
No. 1 butchers stock. 60 0 60c; long wool.
No. 1 butchers' stock. $101.50 each. Murrain
pelts from 10 to 20 per cent less or 120
14c per pound; horse hides salted, each ac
cording to size. $1.5003; dry. each, accord
ing to size. $101.50; celts hides. 25050c
each; goat skins, common, 10015c each;
Angora, with wool on. 25c 0$ 1.30 each.
TALLOW Prime, per pound, 34 04c; No.
2 and grease, 203c
FURS Bear skins, as to size. No. 1. $2,500
10 each; cubs $102; badger. 25 050c; wild
cat. with head perfect. 23050c; house cat.
5010c; fox. common gray. 50 0 70c; red. $30
5; cross. $5015; silver and black. $100(3
200; fishers $506; lynx. $4.50 06; mink,
strictly No. 1, according to size. $102.50;
marten, dark Northern, according to size
and color. $10015; marten, pale. pine, ac
cording to size and color. $2.50 04; xnuskrat,
large. 10015c; skunk, 40 0 50c; civet or pole
cat. 5010c; otter, large, prime skin. $6010;
panther, with head and claws perfect, $205;
raccoon, prime. 30 0 60c; mountain wolf,
with head perfect. $3.5005; coyote, 6Oc0$l:
wolverine. $608: beaver, per skin, large. $2
06: medium. $304; small. $101-50; kits.
BEESWAX Good, clean and pure. 20 0 22c
CASCARA SAGRADA (Chlttam bark)
Good. S 03 Vic -per pound.
Groceries, Nuts, Etc.
COFFEE Mocha. 26026c; Java, ordinary. 18
022; Costa Rica, fancy. 16620c; good. 163
18c; ordinary. 10012c per ound; Columbia
roast, cases. 100s, $13.75; 50s. $13.75; Arbuckle.
$15.23; Lion. $15.25.
RICE Imperial Japan No. 1. $5.374: South
em Japan. $3.59; Carolmas. 656Hc; broken
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tails.
$1.75 per dozen; 2-pound tails, $2.40; 1-pound
flats, $L65; fancy, lglts-pound flats. $1.60:
H-Pound flats, $1.10; Alaska pink 1-pound
tails. 85c; red. l-pouad talis. $1.30; sockeyes,
1-pound tails. $1.65.
SUGAR Sack ba-ls. 100 pounds: Cube. $5.85;
powdered. $5.60; dry granulated. $5.50; extra
C. $5; golden C $4.90; fruit sugar, $5.50; ad
vance over eack basis, as follows: Barrels.
10c; half-barrels. 25e; cxes. 50c per 100
pounds. (Terms; On remittance within 15
days, deduct c per pound; If later than 15
days and within 30 days, deduct He per
pound; no discount after 90 days.) Beet sugar,
granulated, $5.40 per 100 pounds; maple sugar,
lf.eiSc pec- pound.
SALT California. $11 per ton, $1.60 per bale;
Liverpool. 50. $17. 100s. $16.50; 200s. $16;
half-pound. 100s, $7; 50s, $7.50.
. NUTS Walnuts. 185ic per pound by sack, lc
extra, for less than rack; Brazil nuts. 15c:
Alberts. 14c; pecans. Jumbos. 14c; extra large.
15c. almonds. L X. L.. lGic; chestnuts. Ital
ians. 15e; Ohio. $4.50 per 25-pound drum; pea
nuts, raw. 7Vic per pound; roasted. 9c; pine
nuts. 1012Uc: hickory nuts. 7c; cocoanuts. 7c;
cocoanuu, 35390c per dozen.
BEANS Small white. 3044c: large white,
3Hc: pink. 3UQ34c; bayou. 4 Vic; Lima. 0c
BEEF Dressed bulls. 102c per pound;
cows, 304V4c; country steers. 405c
VEAL Dressed. 75 to 125 pounds.. 6H074c;
125 to 200 pounds. 406c; 200 pounds and up,
MUTTON Drwwtd fancy, 6c per .pound,
ordinary, 4(?Sc .
PORK Dressed. 100 to 150. 7074c; 15fl
and up. 607c jxr pound.
Provisions and Canned Meats.
HAMS 10 to 14 pounds. ,13Vic per pound;
14 to 16 pounds. IS Vic; IS to 20 pounds.
12 Vic; California (picnic). 9c; cottage hams.
9c; shoulder, 9c: belled ham. 21c; boiled
picnic ham. boneless. 15c
BACON Fancy breakfast, 19c per pound:
standard breakfast, 17c; choice, 15J4e; Eng
lish breakfast. 11 to 14 pounds. 14c; peach
bacon. 13 Vic
DRY SALT CURED Regular short clears.
lGKc dry salt, 119; c smoked; clear backs. 10;c
dry salt, llic snked; clear bellies. 14 to 17
pounds average, none; Oregon experts, 20 to
25 pounds average, llc dry salt, 12Kc
smoked: Union butu, 10 to IS pounds aver
PICKLED GOODS Perk, barrels. $18; half
harrels, $9.50; beef, barrels. $12; half-barrels,
SAUSAGE Ham. 16c per pound; minced
ham, 10c; Summer, choice do. "c: bologna,
loss. -'"He; welnerwurst. 8c; llrer, 6c; pork,
9c; blood, 6c; headcheese. Cc; bologna sau
sage, link. 4VsC
CANNED MEATS Corned beef, pounds, per
dozen. $1.25; two pounds. $2.35;' sue pounds,
fS. Roast beef flat, pounds, $1.25; two poundr.
$2.25; six pounds, none. P.oaet, beef, tall,
pounds, none; two pounds, $2.35; six pounds,
none. Lunch tongue, pounds. $3.15. '
LARD Leaf lard, kettle rendered, tierces
lOVic, tubs 10?ie; 50s 10ic 20s 10TC 10s
11 Vic. 5s 11V Standard pure: Tierces 6VSc
tubs 0c; 50s 0,c. 20s 9-i.c 10s lUc. 5s
10V;c. Compound: Tierces 6c tubs 6Uc; Vis
6ViC 10s G?;c 5s 6Tic.
TURPENTINE Cases. Sflc per gallon.
WHITE LEAD Ton Ion, 7V4c; 500-pound
lots. 7c; less than 500-pound lots. Sc
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, cases, 23VSc.
iron barrels, 17c: SO deg. gasoline, cases. 32c;
Iron barrels or drums. 26c
COAL OIL-Cases. 20 Vic; Iron barrels, 14c;
wood barrels. 17c; 63 deg., cases. 22c: Iron
LINSEED OIL Raw. 5-barrel lots. 64c; 1
barrel lots, ti&c; cases, 70c; boiled, 5-barrei
lots. CCc; 1-barrel lots, 67e; cases. 72c
Prices Quoted Locally for Leadln- Lines
The following prices on livestock were quoted
In the local market:
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon steers, $0
3.26; good cows. $202.50: common cows, $1.5
01.75; calves. 125 to 150 pounde. $5; 200 to
259 pounds. $3.5004.
SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley,
$S.2i; medium, $8; lambs. $4.50.
HOGSBest large fat hogs. $6.25f.50: block
and China fat, $606.26; good feeders, $5.
Prices Current at Kansas City, Omaha and
CHICAGO. Aug. IS. Cattle Receipts 2509;
market strong. Good to prime steers. $5,500
6.10: poor to medium, $406.25; otockers and
feeders. $2.2504.25; cows. 284.50; heifers.
$2.1004.75; canners, f 1-25 2.25; bulls. $2,200
4; calves, $303.10; Texas fed steers. 73 50&
4.50; Western steers, f3.50g4.75.
Hogs Receipts today, 14,000; tomorrow.
10.000; market, 5010c higher. Mixed and
butchers. $5.5005.65; good to choice heavy. $3
66.30; rough heavy, $5.0506; light, $5.9506.40;
bulk of sales. J5.W06.r8. ,
Sheep Receipts. 7000; sheep and lambs. 100
15c higher. Good to choice wethers, $4,900
O-CO; fair to choice mixed, $4.2504.95; West
ern sheep, $l.65f5.40; native lambs, $5,500
8; Western lambs, $607.50.
SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. 18. Cattle Receipts.
5500; market 10c higher. Native steers. $1.75
05.55; cows and heifers. $2.7504.25; Western
steers, $410-4.50; Texas steers. $2.7302.75; cows
and heifers. $203.50; canners. $1.5002.50;
calves. $3 5.23; bulls, stags, etc., $203.75.
Hogs Receipts, 3500; market 5c higher.
Heavy, $5.S506; mixed. $5.9005.95; light, $5.90
0.O5; pigs, $307.05; bulk of tale. $5,900
Sheep Receipts, 4000; market strong.
Western yearlings, $55.50; wethers, .$4,550
S.1S; ewes, $4.2504.65.
KANSAS CITY. Me.. Aug. IS. Cattle Re
ceipts 2000; market strong". Native steers,
$3.7505.50; stock ers and feeders. $2.5004.16:
Western steers. $3,250:4.50; do cows, $1.75
Hogs Receipts. 4008; market 5010c higher.
Bulk of sales. $6.0504.15; heavy. $5.956,1.05;
packers. $6.0504.15; pigs and light, $6,050
Sheep Receipt. 4000; market 5010c higher.
Muttons, $4.4005.75; lambs. $3.7507-23; range
wethers, $1.5007.50; fed ewes, $304.75.
' Mining Stocks.
SAN FRANCISCO. "Aug. 19. The offlc al
closing quotations for mining stocks today
were as follows:
Alpha Con... 05
.161 Lady Wash. Con.
Best & Belcher.
Challenge Con.. .16
Con. Cal. & Va.. 1.20
Con. New York. .01
Crown Point OS
Gould & Curry.. .1:
Hale & Norcross 1.50
Julia 05 1
NEW YORK. Aug. 19. Closing quotations:
Adams Con.. .
Corns to ck Tun.. -0
Con. Cat & Va.. 1.05
Leadvllle Con... .OSlStandard ...
BOSTON. Aug. 19. Closing quotations:
Adventure $ 5.25tMohawk $ 54.50
Alloues 38.50!Mont. C & C.. 3.13
Amalgamated. 85.00'Old Dominion. 27.59
Am. Zlnb 10.00iOsceoI& 98.50
Atlantic 17.23lParrot 25.00
Bingham 30.50Qulncy 101.00
Cat & Hecla. . 655.00Shannon 7.25
Centennial .... 24.25fTamarack 125.00
Copper Range. GT.SOjTrinlty S.25
Daly West.... 15.50'Copper Range. 35.30
Dominion Coal 78-OOiU. S. Mining. . 3.00
Franklin 12.75IU. S. Oil 10.25
Oranbv 7.I3Utah 144.75
Isle-Royal o... Sl.OOjVIotorla , 3.50
Mass. Mining.. aoOlWlnona 12.50
Michigan 130,501 Wolverine 120.00
Boston Wool Market.
BOSTON. Aug. IS. The wool market Is
generally quiet, but "same dealers report
Ufalr business in a smaller way. The trade's
principal activity Is the receiving and dis
tributing of the new wools. Australian and
South American wools have not had an
active oalt while fine pulled wools have sold
wherever shown. A little 1906 contracting
is reported in Idaho. Wyoming and Nevada,
but the attitude of growers does not at the
present promise any general ' contracting.
The foreign markets are extremely strong
and stocks are light.
SELL FOR PROFITS
Advance in Stock Market Gets
BUYING DEMAND SMALLER
Uncertainty as to Outcome of Ports
month Conference and Inroads
on Cash Hcservcs Re
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. Precautionary meas
ures to preeerre profits In the shape of selling
to realize overbore the new buying demand
today and gave the stock market of the day
a reactionary tone as a whole. Some ques
tion as to the possible effect of the outcome
ef the peace conference at Portsmouth and
the large Inroads of the week on the cash
reserves of the banks emphasized the dispo
sition to reduce commitments. The market
continued to show a firm undertone, which was
manifested by the progressive dullness of the
trading as prices declined. The selling. In
fact, was not pursued aggressively, and the
market had frequent periods of recovery. It
had its points of positive strength as well,
although these were few In number and with
qut the prevailing effect that has been seen
on previous cays of the week. The pushing
up cf a few stocks was rather obviously for
the purpose of sustaining the rest of the mar
ket during the process of profit-taking. The
perception of this fact diminished the effect
ef the advances.
St, Paul was the conspicuous instance of
early strength, and It was made to open at
a wide advance over last night, while active
selling began almost Immediately at all other
points In the list. Late In the day an enor
aous accumulation of Pennsylvania set in.
and this served to hold the level of prices for
a time at other points. Reading also went to
a new high level during the day. This about
exhausted the list of strong stocks among the
active leaders. Otherwise, the pressure to
oell was quite general, but was most marked
in the latest speculative favorites. The Pa
cifies were especially affected, so much su
as to give rise to a rumor of an intention to
Issue additional Southern Pacific bonds to ac
count for the weakness. This rumor was
without official sanction.
The renewal of the dispute over freight
rates between the Coast and Gulf lines was a
disturbing factor upon sentiment, and the
outbreak of yellow fever at new points in the
South also was disliked.
The sustained firmness of Japanese and Rus.
elan government securities kept up the be
lief In financial circles in an ultimate agree
ment on a peace treaty at Portsmouth. With
the enormous crops In prospect and the great
business activity of the Interior, the require
ment for teony may be expected to expand
from this' time forward. While the market
chewed resistance from time to time, prices
were tending downwards at the close, which
was at about -the lowest of the day.
Bonds were irregular. Total sales, par
value, $8,859,000. United States 3s advanced
rf. the 04 4, and the new 4j 4 per cent
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. bid.
Adams Express 246
Amalgamated Copper 40.660 S6i 65 t&U
An. Car & Foundry. S.50U 33i 37 SIti
do preferred 600 102 101i 181
American Cotton Oil. 600 ! 30ii 3i
do preferred JJ
American Etxprteo 225
Am. Hd. & Lib. pfd 30V
American Ice 2SVj
American Linseed Oil IS
do preferred - 4o?i
American Locomotive 27.600 56H 53H 54 Vs
so preferred 1.700 119i 117 116
Am. Smelt. & Refin.. 13.S00 129U 128H. 12aH
do preferred 1.000 122 121U 122
Am. Sugar Refining.. 3.300 UlM 144 144
Am. Tobacco p:a urn iir.j, iik-
Anaconda Mining Co.
Atlantic Coast Line.
Baltimore & Ohio...
i.itw iii" nor ji
15.000 DOT Sl S9!
300 104U lOSVj loCVi
2.600 167V4 165Vj 1W
7.700 113: 113 113
Brook. Rapid Transit 5.600 70 69 60i
Canadian Pacific 4,700 159 159H 159
l.OOB 44 3i
do preferred ......
Central of N. Jersey.
Chesapeake & Ohio..
Chicago & Alton
do ore f erred
200 105V4 105
Chlcsco Gt. Western 10.000
Chics ro & Northwest, 3.000 224
Chi.. Mil. & St. Paul 2,200 187
ChL Term. &. Transit
C. C. C. &. St. Louis
300 40 40
Colorado Fuel &. Iron 4. COO
Colorado & Southern 400
do Irt preferred,...
do 2d preferred....
Det, Lack. &. West,
Denver & Rio Grande
do d referred
100 ISSVi 157
sop 11U 11
-de 1 preferred....
do 2d preferred....
General Electric ....
Kansas City Southern
do preferred ......
Metropolitan St. Ry..
Mexican Central ....
Minn. & St. Louis....
M.. St. P. & S. S. M.
4.600 129fi 126H 12Si
6.800 24Vi 23U 23
1,000 70 70 69
ow 14- I'll JW
400 166U 1651 1C6
Missouri Pacific 13.400 107, 10W4 1064
Mo.. Kant. & Texas.
1.100 33 Vi 32VJ 32
Mex. Nat. R. R. pfd.
New York Central ....
N. T.. OnU & West.
Norfolk & Western..
Northern Pacific ..
1.300 71 70H 704
7.400 44H 43Vi 48i
10.103 1564 154 154U
5.000 56 341 55
4.700 66H S53 S5
4.700 215 212V 213
600 101 lWVs 100
Pacific Mall ....
500 454 -5 4li
Pennsylvania 131,300 1464 145U 145U
People's Gas L3O0 1054 14 l4?i
P.. C..CA St. Louis 600 82 81 SO
Pressed Steel Car... 16.600 47 4HI 4GH
do preferred 2.000 97V, 96 97
Pullman Palace Car. 100 250 250 250
Reading S1.400 1134 3114 "24
do int. nreierreo:.... axr ua vo iu
do 2d preferred
Rock Island Co
do preferred ......
do preferred ......
St, L. S. F. 2d pfd,
St. Louis Southwest..
do preferred ......
Southern Pacific ....
Southern Railway ...
Tenn. Coal & Iron...
Texas & Paclfio
To!.. St. L. & West.
500 1194 119U lllHi
4.200 334 35 35
do; tw; 994
ni; po cos
364 36 35.
59 57 SStt,
Union Pacific .
121.700 137 1354 135H
U. S. Express. ......
U. S. Realty ,
U. S. Rubber.
Wells-Fargo Exoress. ..
Wheettnr & L. Erie. ..
20 1714 171 170
200 944 9IU 944
Wisconsin Central... r..Soo SOU 23U
do preferred 4.400 5S4 57
Total foles for the day. 90S.200 shares.
NEW TORK. Aug. 10. Closing quctatlons:
V. S. ref. 2s reg.lWHID. & R. G. 4s. ..102
do coupon 104 SIN- T. C, G. 34s. 994
U. S. 3s reg.... 1034'Nor. Pacific Za.. 77
do coupon 1034'Nor. Pacific 4S..106U
U. S. new 4s reg.133 jSo. Pacific 4s... 934
do coupon 133 'Union Pacific 4s. 1057
U. S. old 4s reg. 104 i! Wit. Central 4s.. 994
do coupon 101 4 1 Jap. Cs. 2d series 094
Atchison Adj. 4s 98 (jap. 44s. cer... 904
Stocks at London.
LONDON, Aug. 19. Consols forlrooney,
904: consols for account, 90 0-16.
Anaconda ...... 0 I Norfolk A West. 39
AtcbUon 0341 do. preferred... 944
do preferred... 107 (Ontario fc West. '37H
1164 Pennsylvania .
1644 Rand Mines
23 do 1st pref. .
192 do 2d pref..
17 So. Railway. ...
364 do preferred.
50 U Union Pacific.
SS I do preferred.
774jU. S. Steel
1S3 do preferred.
155 U Wabash
3341 do preferred.
160 4 (Spanish Fours.
Money, Exchange. Etc
NEW TORK. Aug. IS. Money on call, easy,
154624 per cent; closing bid, 11 per cent;
offered at 2 per cent. Time loans, steady; tS0
days. 3 per cent; GO daysi 3U834 per cent;
six months. 4 per cent Prime mercantile
paper. 4244 per cent.
Sterling exchange, steady, with actual bust,
nets In bankers' bills, at $4.S665Q4.S670 for de
mand, and at $4.S465f?4.S470 for 60-day bills.
Posted rates. $4,854 and $4,874. Commercial
Bar silver. 61c.
Mexican dollars. 4 6 Vic
Government bonds, strong; railroad bonds.
LONDON. Aug. 18. Bar silver, firm, 2S4d
Money 114 per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market for
short bills is 14 per cent; do for three-months
btl!a Is 1 15-16S2 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 18,-Sllver bars, 61c.
Mexican dollars, nominal.
Drafts Sight. 3c; do telegraph. Be.
Sterling. CO days. "$4.654; sight. $1.824. .
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. Today's state
ment of the Treasury shows:
Available cash balances $127,850,326
Gold coin and bullion 54.826.954
Gold certificates 22.34S.050
BEARISH SENTIMENT PREDCOUT
NATES IN CHICAGO WHEAT.
Cessation of JRain In Spring Grain
Belt and Prospects of Heavy
Receipts Depress Prices.
CHICAGO. Aug. 18. An early Indication of
weakness in Northwestern markets was re
flected here by an Initial decline in Septem
ber wheat of 4 4c to. 4 4c at 824
624c A period of selling at the outset
forced the near option still further down the
scale. Rains in the Spring wheat districts
having seemingly been responsible for. the
recent advance, its cessation was the signal
for a return of bearish sentiment. Traders
who had been led into buying by former
conditions proceeded to liquidate their hold
ings. The prospect of heavier receipts In
the Southwest likewise exerted an Influence
toward lower prices. September declined to
814c and although some short lines were
covered at that figure, the market acquired
no buoyancy. The close was easy with
September a shade above the low point at
SlUc, a loss of 14c.
In corn. Initial prices were easier. The
taking en of a large line of old -crop Sep
tember delivery brought about a mild re
versal of sentiment and advanced all de
liveries. September new. which was down
4 6 4c at the opening, at 524 ? 524c.
gained an even cent over the opening, but
reacted and closed steady, 4 c higher at
Soattered selling by commission houses
caused a shade of a loss in oats. Septem
ber closed steady, unchanged at 26c.
Provisions were steady, although prices
suffered to some extent from realizing sales
by local holders. September pork closed
c oown,-lard 5c down and ribs 24c net
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
September $ .624 $ .824 -814 $ S14
December 811 .83; .S24 .$n
May S14 -SOS .86, .854
Sept. (old) 534 .544 .524 .534
Sept, (new) 32 .53!i .B2i liu
rv fnldl itflZ. j.J -T
Dec (6ewrT 44i -44-- .44 443?
.nay . . . v. . . .
? .444 .444
September ..... .23 .264 -23 .26
December 27 .274 .264 .26T4
May 284 .294 -2SH .2ST
September I4.32H 14.35 14.15 14.15
October 14.45 14.45 14.25 14.25
September 7.80 7.SO 7.724 7.724
October 7.90 7.90 7. SO 7.80'
September 8.774 S.S0 S.724 8.724
October S.S5 S.674 8.SO S.60
Cash quotations were as follows:
Wheat No. 3 Spring. S5801c; No. 2 red,
Corn No. 2, 54H$54lc: No. 2 yellow, 554
OatsNo. 2. 234c; No.2 white-. 272Sc; No.
3 white. 2S2S4c.
Rye No. 2. 5731c
Barley Good feeding. 3Sc; fair to choice
Flaxseed No. 1. $1.06; No. 1 Northwestern.
Timothy seed Prime. $3.45.
Mess pork Per barrel. $14.20814.25.
Lard Per ICO pounds, $7,724.
Short ribs sides Loose. $S.65ffS.75.
Short clear sides Boxed. $S.674695.
Clover Contract grade. $12.25.
. . . Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels 29.900 12,200
Wheat, bushels ;.. 175,000 24,500
Corn. bushelS 275,000 5tiir
Oats, bushels 263.500 231,400
Rye. bushels 9,100 ....
Barley, bushels 18.700 5.HO0
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW TORK. Aug. .18. Flour Receipts 11.
000 barrels; exports. 2900 barrels; market dull
and about steady.
Wheat Receipts, 31.400 bushels; spot,- easier.
Nc 2 red, 664c elevator and 87Hc f. o. b.
afloat; No. .1 Northern Duluth. $1,104 f- o. b.
afloat. A weak opening in wheat reflecting
weakness at Minneapolis and Improved North
west weather wsa followed by midday rallied
on strength of corn, higher cables and cover
ing. Still later, & second decline occurred
under stop loss, and the market closed 4Q
4c net higher. September closed SSHc; De
cember, SSc; May, 894c
Hops and hides Quiet.
Grain at San Francisco.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18. Wheat and
Spot quotations Wheat: Shipping. $1,459
L55; milling. $1,5741674. Barley: Feed.
$1 1.024; brewing. $1.05 1.10. Oats: Red.
Call-board sales Wheat, December. $1.35;
barley, December, 97Hcr corn, large yellow,
$1.40 L42 4.
Minneapolis Wheat Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. IS. Wheat Septem
ber closed 834c; December, 82Uj824c; No.
1 hard. $1.00; No. 1 Northern, $1.07; No. 2
Wheat at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL. Aug. 18. Wheat-September,
ea SUd; December. 6s 74d. Weather In Eng
Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Aug. 15. Wheat Steady, un
changed; bluestem. 74c; club, 71c; red, 6Sc
Dairy Produce In the East.
CHICAGO. Aug. IS. On the Produce Ex
change today the butter market was firm;
creameries.' 17?20c; dairies, 16lSc Egg,
firm at mark. . 1348154c Cheese, easy, 11
NEW TORK. Aug. 18. Butter, firm, un
changed Cheese, quiet, unchanged; eggs,
Cause of Advance in Sliver.
NEW TORK, Aug. IS. The sharp advance
in sliver today In the New York City market
of 4c from 004c to 61o is attributed -to the
heavy buying by both Russia and China."
Baltimore & O. .
Can. Pacific. . . ,
Ches. & Ohio...
C. Gt. Western.
C, II. 4 Et. P. ,
D. & R. Grande,
do 1st pref. ...
do 2d pref....
Illlno s Central.
Louis. & Nash..
Mo.. Kas. & T. .
N. T. Central...
Trade and Industry Are Mak
ing Favorable Progress.
BUSINESS OUTLOOK BRIGHT
Encouraging Reports From Leading
Centers of Commerce Clearing-House
NEW TORK. Aug. 18. Dispatches to Dun's
Review indicate that trade and Industry have
made favorable progress under tbe beneficent
Influences of brighter crop prospects. Boston
reports a growing confidence that makes the
general business outlook' most encouraging.
Manufacturers at Philadelphia are well em
ployed as a. rule, and collection are fairly
prompt. Trade Improves at Pittsburg. Out
side buyers are In large attendance at Balti
more, placing Fall orders freely. Payments
are prompt. There Is activity in all manu
facturing lines at Atlanta and collections are
much better than usual. Condltiond are fa
vorable at Nashville. Cincinnati reports pros
pects bright for Fall and Winter trade. The
attendance of outside buyers is steadily in
creasing In the St. Louts market. AVbolesale
business In leading lines at Kansas City Is
active. Retail trade Is fair and collections
Improved. Manufacturing at IndlanapolU
shows increased activity and a general Im
provement Is noted In the volume of busi
ness. Trade Increases at Chicago. Wholesale
merchandise Is In unusual request for Fall
and Winter consumption and mercantile col
lections continue prompt.
Reports from clearing-houses at the prin
cipal cities tor the last week Indicate a larger
volume of business than In the week pre
ceding and far exceed the corresponding week
in any previous year. Total bank exchanges
at the 14 leading cities were $2,217,233,313.
an Increase of 2S.8 per cent over the same
week In 1904, and a gain of 26.1 per cent,
compared with the clearings two years ago.
Commercial failures this week In the United
States are 21S. against 222 ladt week. 232
the preceding week and 226 the corresponding
week last year. Failures in Canada number
28. against 19 last week. 26 the preceding
week and 24 last year.
NEW TORK. Aug. IS. The following table,
compiled by Bradstreet. shewn the bank clear
ings at the principal cities for the week
ended August 17. with the percentage of In
crease and. decrease, as compared with the
corresponding week last year:
New York $1,520.S53.977 3B.2 ....
Chicago 180.301.691 7.3
Boston 135,968.434 23.3 ....
Philadelphia 128.52J.832 37.4 ....
St. Louis . 47.597.11 10.1
Pittsburg 4,0rJ9.S63 23.S
San Francisco 40.140,963 30.2 ....
Cincinnati 10.913.450 2U.1
Baltimore 22.042.444 16.8 ....
Kansas City 22.3S2.2JJ3 .... 8.3
New Orleans 13.BOO.803 23.0 ....
Minneapolis 13.234.047 .... 5.2
Cleveland 14.9S1.414 20.3 ....
Louisville 11.019.76S 12.6
Detroit 13.604.423 31.7 ....
Milwaukee 8.282,659 3.7 ....
Omaha S.201.1U5 22.4
Providence ..v 7,360.100 27.S ....
Los Angeles .? 9.527.410
Buffalo 7.007.703 2.2
Indianapolis 6.743.530 6.3 ....
St. Paul 5.5S2.745 4
Memphis 3.604.870 15.1
St. Joseph 4.10O.413 .... 7.4
Richmond 4.795.504. 18.6
Denver 5.804,574 46.9 ....
Columbus 4.236.10O 1.2 ....
Seattle 5.791.349 30. S
Savannah 2.7SS.76S 6
Portland. Or. 4.021.701 22.0
Fort Worth 4.402.536 50.8
Toledo. O. 4.1S1.8G3 31.1
Atlanta 2.741.430 19.9
Salt Lake City 6,006,600 84.3
Rochester 2,946,504 30.3
Peoria 3.171.411 20.1
Hartford 2.460.660 20.6
Nashville -" 2.749.309 17.4 ....
Spokane. Wash. 2,849.632 30.9
Des Moines 2.1S2.906 4.9 ....
Tacoma 3.008.9S5 68.2 ....
New Haven 2.161.710 16.8
Grand Rapids 2.119.069 .... 6.2
Norfolk 1.643.609 9.0 ....
Dayton , 1.491.372
Portland. Me. 1.60S.929 7.3 ....
Springfield. Mass 1.605.142 24.6
Augusta. Ga. 1.204.505 32.1
Evansvtlle 1.37S.307 10.6 ....
Sioux City 1.496.6S2 41.2
Birmingham 1.216.337 12.9 .1..
Syracuse 1.234,605 12.2 ....
Worcester 1.468.023 23.6 ....
Knoxvllle 1.006.711 12.1 ....
Charleston. S. C. 913.963 26.3
Wilmington, Del 1.0052 .... 1.4
Wichita 1.013.184 2.5
Jacksonville. Fla 1.307.424 01 .S
Wtlkesbarre 923.811 6.3
Davenport 636.540 6.3
Little Rock 791.003 2S.G
Topeka 440.GI6 .... 45.0
Chattanooga 944.371 3.3
Kalamazoo. Mlah 02S.472 15.3
Springfield. Ill 737.412 15.3
Fall River 675.077 15.7
Wheeling. W. Va 703.347 16.9
Macon 346.725 9.5
Helena 717,677 21.7 ....
Lexington 4S2.2S0 .... 8.5
Akron 534,600 4.5
Canton. O- 411.000 .... 14.3
Fargo. N. D 509.328 26.S ....
Youngstown 3T3.S0J 12.2 ....
New Bedford 315.920 42.6 ....
Rockford, 111 502.370 20.1
Lowell 423.354 10.3 ....
Chester. Pa 300.080 27.4
Blnghamton 433.200 5.6 ....
Bloomlngton. Ill 420.223 4.S
Springfield. 0 36S.2SS 12.1
Greensburg. Pa 455.251 49. d
Qulncy. Ill 302.917 15.9
Decatur. Ill 343.260
Sioux Falls. S. D 269.635 15.0
Jacksonville.. Ill 253.712 10.2 ....
Mansfield. 0 270.367 42.3
Fremont. Neb 232.477 22.1
Cedar Rapids 449.577 42.0 ....
Houston 11.S00.850 13.7
Galveston 9.873.000 34. 5
Total United States-.. $2,403,571,604 2S.2 ....
Outside New York S32.717.627 16.3 ....
Montreal $ 23.167.961 16.5
Toronto 17.8S2.542 17.8
Winnipeg 6,578,148 2.l ....
Ottawa 2.424.082 6.6 ....
Halifax 1.533,682 .... 5.0
Vancouver, B. C 1.747.161 23.4 ....
Quebec 1.59I.9S2 2.7 ....
Hamilton 1.461.S6S 38.0 ....
St. John. N. B 1.130.280 6.9 ....
London. Ont 1.050.221 17.0
Victoria, B. C. 653.186 4.3 ....
Total Canada $ 57.172.073 16.5 ....
Balances paid in cash.
Not Included In totals, because containing
other Items than clearings.
FALL TRADE EXPANDING.
Currency Shipments to tbe Interior Are In
creasingRailway Traffic Large.
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. Bradsrreets tomorrow
Fall trade, while not yet under full head
way. Is steadily gathering force. Good weather
for harvesting and threshing, except In por
tions of the Northwest, continues to reveal
very favorable results In both Spring and
Winter grains. Combined cereal yields will
probably exceed all past years in both quan
tity and quality. Collections on the whole
have Improved slightly. Buyers are more nu
merous. Currency shipments to the country
are Increasing, hut no particular effect on
money Is noted as yet.
Features this week at Western Markets have
been numerous, excursions of buyers arriving
at Kansas City. St. Louis and Chicago.
On the Pacific Coast business is fairly active
at all points. Railway operations swelled by
large crops and Industrial movements are of
very good volume. Iron and steel trade advices
are. If anything, rather more encouraging.
Business .failures In the United States for
the week ending August 17 number 147.
against 166 last week and 203 last year. In
Canada, failures number 29, as against 32 last
week and IS this week a year ago.
Wheat, including flour, exports for the week
ending August 17 are 1.06S.319 bushels,
against 665,002 last ueek and 1,073.047 last
year. From July 1 to date, the exnorts are
6,307.164 bushels, against 9.549.S1S last .year.
NEW YORK. Aug. 18 A further slight
reaction occurred In the London tin market
with spot closing at 149 7s 6d and futures
at 148 17s 6d. Locally the market was
quiet with spot quoted at 32.30 032.75c
Copper was unchanged at 69 10s for spot
and 69 6s 3d for futures In the London mar
ket. Locally the market continued firm with
lake and electrolytic quoted at 13.624
15. ST Vie and casting at 15.23 13.50c
Lead was unchanged at 4.604.70c In the
looal market and at 13 18s Od In London.
Spefter also was unchanged In both mar
kets, closing at 24 15s in London and at
Iron closed at 50s 6d for Glasgow and
47s 3d for Mlddlesboro in the foreign mar
kets. Locally the situation shows firmness
without any change In prices.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. The market for
evaporated apples was a little easier for fu
tures. The spot market holds steady. Com
mon to good are quoted at 56Uc; prime. 74
74c; choice, 7c; fancy. Sc
Prunes are firm, with quotations ranging
from 4H64c according to grade.
Apricots are quiet, but firm, with choice
at S84c: extra choice. 84g8:Jic; faney, 94
Peaches are offered sparingly from the Coast
and spot supplies show no Increase. Fancy
are quoted at 114c
Raisins show no fresh feature. Loose mus
catels are quoted at 41S64; seeded raisins.
5Vit74c; London layers. $1$1.15.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK, Aug. IS. The cotton market
closed at a gain of 912 points. August.
l-42c; September. 10.46c; October. 10.62c:
November. 10.66c: December. 10.73c; Janu
ary. 10-SIc: February. 10.S3C; March. 10.72c:
April. 10.89c; May. 10.91c.
ILL MAKE BUTTEH PRICES
SAX FRAXCISCO D-TTR.r EX
CHANGE TO OPEN SEPT. 1.
Wheat Traders Timid on Account of
Liberal Offerings of Northern
Grain Fruits Are Firm.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. IS. (Special.) Ar
rangements for the formal opening of the re
organized dairy exchange are nearly com
pleted, and the first regular session will prob
ably be held by September 1. Many Interests
are to be represented on 'change, and meet
ings are to be open to newspaper men at alt
times. Quotations are to be baaed as nearly
as peeslble on actual sales of dairy products,
on bid and offers when no eales are made,
the same as govern the Elgin market, and will
represent the wholesale market and first-hand
transactions only. Butter now has an easier
tone, receipts being liberal and the demand
slow. Cbeeee Is quieter, the recent advance
having checked outside demand. Eggs are
easy. Receipt. 79,500 pounds butter. 16,000
pounds cheese. 23,650 dozen eggs.
The local speculative market for leading
cereals had a further decline, followed by
s lead In ess around the close. Wheat traders
wore timid, on 'account of liberal offerings of
Northern grain. Cash prices for wheat and
barley were easier, except for very choice lots.
Oats were steady. Bran and middlings tvere
firm, and 50 eents higher.
Choice Summer fruits suitable for shipping
were, searee and firm. Peaches, peara and
faney apples are selling well In the leeal
trade. Citrus and tropical fruits are well
Receipts of potatoes were moderate, and the
market steady under good local and outside
demand. Ordinary onions were weak, but
choice were held steady against prospective
demand for the next steamer to Australia.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 20330c; garlic,
554e; green peas. 34c; string beans. l5c:
tomatoes. 40975c: okra. 7585c; egg plant.
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 19321c: roost
ers, eld. $44.30; roosters, young. $t.505.50;
broilers, small. $2$2.50; broilers, large. i-Q
2.50; fryers. $3jj3.50; fryers, young. $334.
EGGS Store. 18-3 23c: fancy ranch, 30c:
BUTTER Fancy creamery. 25c; creamery
eeeoeds. 22c; fancy dairy. 22c; dairy seconds'.
WOOL Spring. Humboldt and Mendocino. -tS
S0e: Nevada. 15919c
MILLSTUFFS Bran. $20.50g21.50: mid
HAY Wheat. $713.50; wheat and oats. $6
12.50; barley, $69: straw. $89: clover. $7
10; stock. $4.50g6; straw. 3O60c per bale.
POTATOES Salinas Burbanks. 85$1.
CHEESE Young America. 114S'124c: East
FRUITS Apples, choice. $1.15; common, 40c;
bananas. $11.75; Mexican limes, nominal;
California lemons, choice. $1.50: common. $2;
oranges, navels, nominal; pineapples. $1.7536.
HOPS ISf 20c per pound.
RECEIPTS Flour, 4926 quarter sacks:
wheat. 2152 centals; barley. S22S centals; oats.
44M centals; bean. 1450 sacks; potatoes, 4554
sacks: bran. 270 sacks; middlings, 200 sacks;
hay. 1002 tons; wool. 202 bales; hides. 865.
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. The market for cof
fee futures closed steady. Total sales were
67.5CO bays. Including September. 7.2537.30c ;
Doeember. 7.557.60c; January, 7.657.70c;
Mareh. 7.80c; Hay, 7.93c; July, 8.05c. Spot
Rio steady: No. 7 invoice, S4c mild, steady;
Cordova. 10 13c.
Sgar Raw. fair refined. 3 1-1634: cen
trifugal. 96 test, 4 l-1644c; molasses sugar,
3 3-108Vic Refined, steady; crushed. $6;
powdered, $5.40; granulated, $5.30.
Estimates the Hop Crop.
WOODBURN. Or.. Aug. 18. (Special.! M.
H. Durst, of California, who returned to
Woodburn tonight with Henry L. Bents, of
Buttevllle. from an Inspection of the hop
yards of this whole section, including those
west of the Willamette, states that the hop
crop of Oregon this year will be about the
same as la3t year. Mr. Durst left tonight for
Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18. Wool Steady. Me
dium grades combing and clothing. 26381c;
light -fine. 21827c; heavy fine, 18322c; tub
VICTIM OF THE SLUGGERS
Chicago Contractor Incurs Ill-Will
of Unions and Disappears.
CHICAGO. Aug. 18. R. H. Davidson, a
building- contractor, is missing from his
home, and friends and relatives think he
has met with foul play at the hands of
union labor slugging gangs. He had dis
charged a number of bricklayers. David
son, who was superintendent of construc
tion of a new building at Rockwell and
Thirty-seventh street, received a call from,
a man who Is supposed to have been a
union business agent. That was several
days ago. The Interview between the con
tractor and the stranger ended in a vio
lent quarrel, in which Davidson knocked
his caller down.
Two days later Davidson left his work
as usual at 5 o'clock, but did not reach
his residence. The next day an unknown
person called up Frank Adams on the tel
ephone and said: "You will And your
man Davidson in the river."
Since that telephonic communication no
word has been heard from Davidson or
about him. '
Six Months for Blowing- Up Joints.
IOLA, Kan.. Aug. 18. C. L,. Melvin, the
joint dynamiter, was today found guilty
on the charge of malicious destruction of
property, and sentenced to six months in
Jail and to pay the costs of the case. His
attorney gave notice of an appeal. Two
other charges still remain against him.
(Melvin wrecked three saloons with dy
namite, and other adjoining property was