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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1905)
THE HORNING OltEGONIAN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1905.
Be General in This State
ESTIMATES ARE REDUCED
Sales Made at Full Yalne Crop
Prospects In New York and
Europe Front Street Is
Stocked AVI tli Grapes.
HOPS Piokins n Oregon tvIU be
general next week. Crop estimates
being reduecd. Sales of. 1904s.
WHEAT Trading active In Walla.
FRUIT Large shipment of seedless
VEGETABLES Tomatoes In over
supply and lower.
EGGS Receipts light and demand
Hop-picking for early fugglea has begun In
this state, and by Monday next picking of
clusters will be -well under way. Growera
-with good kiln capacity -nil! wait still another
week before they start the pickers, In order
to give the hops more time to mature. No
one is worrying muoh about the weather now,
and when the picking once becomes genoral.
It will be carried through without interrup
tion. By the middle of next week, it will be
known pretty accurately what the Oregon crop
will amount to, and the samo will be the case
In New York. Local dealers, as a whole, are
gradually reducing their estimates of the yield
of this states and pome who ssofTed at the
estimate made recently by Orcgonian corre
spondents arc now down close to that figure.
Notwithstanding the lateness of the season,
there is still a demand for 1004 hops, and
full prises have been paid. A number of deal
ers have orders, but they are generally below
the market. Two transactions took place yes
terday. Ike Mlley, of Aurora, sold 21 bales
si 1004s to Henri' Miller, at 18c, and Catlin &.
Linn bought the Linton lot of CO bales at
Eugene, bat the price paid Is not known. It
Is estimated that there ore now less than
30,000 bales of 10049 left In all hands on the
Two private dispatches received from Cali
fornia yesterday reported some of the Sacra
mentos already baled and growers asking 18
20c Dealers weer offering leglOc; with no
business roaultlng. The crop was reported
coming down lighter than expected, and esti
mates were made of 45,000 bales.
A letter was rocelvod yesterday by a Port
land dealer from J. J. Slattery. a dealer, of
Malone, N. Y., saying: "The crop cannot be
over one-half of last year's." Many yards
are o blighted they will never be picked at
all, as there is nothing there to pick."
A telpgram received from New York said: "It
now looks like 35.000 bales for the etate."
A cablegram eent Saturday from England
was as fellows "Vermin and mold arc caus
ing our growers to begin harvesting Immature
hops to cave them. Probable yioid, 450.000
A Nuremberg cable said picking had begun
In Germany, and crop profepocus were 10 per
cent short of last year.
SEEDLESS GRArES IN MARKET.
Dvcrsupply of Tomatoes Leads to Slashing
Front street was well supplied with grapes
yesterday, two days' arrivals being thrown on
the market. Among the lot were 100 crates
of fancy seedless grapes from Rancho Sutter,
near Yuba City, Cal., which sold readily at
$1 25. Black grapes were a drug on the mar
ket. Peaches and cantaloupes were plentiful.
Casabas are quoted a shade lower at $22.23.
Tomatoes were In heavy supply, one dealer
alone having about a carload in stock, and the
result was a violent slashing in prices, sales
being made as. low at 35c . Two cars of
sweet potatoes were among the day's arrivals.
Active Week for Farm Produce.
Indications point to another active week in
tho market for farm produce. Eggs were in
etrong demand yesterday, and though receipts
were moderate, there was no further advance
in price. Nothing was doing In poultry, but
a good inquiry lo looked for today, when the
first shipments arrive. Butter was quoted
Without change. Meats were held at former
"Wheal Trading In the Country.
Trading in wheat was not very active in
the looal market yesterday, but reports were
received of a good deal of business In the
country. In th6 Walla Walta eeetkm, particu
larly, farmers were offering wheat freely, and
buyers were taking it in on San Fraactaea
account, claiming they could got better
terms In the California market than here.
Bonk clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland ?715,865 ? 75.559
Seattle 8S5.485 230,83d
Tacoma. n 571.051 35,720
Spokane 478,173 25,700
Grain. Flour. Feed. Etc
FLOUR Patents. $4,5004.03 per barrel;
tmlrht X4fft4.25; clears. V.u.r
$3.0004.10; Dakota hard wheat. $6.5007,25;
Graham, $3.5004: whole wheat. $404.25; rye
flour, local. S5; Eastern, $5.5005.60; cornraeal.
per bale SI. 0002.20.
OATS No. 1 white feed, $23024; gray, $22
WHEAT Club. 69070c per bushel; blue
stem, 72073c; Valley, 73c
BARLEY Feed. $20 per ton; brewing, $21:
RYE $1.30 per cental.
MILLSTUFFS Bran. $10 per ton; mid
dlings, $24.50: shorts. $21: chop. U. S. Mills,
$10; linseed dairy feed, $18; alfalfa meaL $18
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. 00
pound rackf. $0.75: lower grades, $506,25:
oatmeal, steel cut, 60-pound sacks. $S per
barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4.25 per bale; oat
meal (ground). 60-pound sacics. $7.50 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks. $4 per bale; spilt
peas. $5 per 100-pound sack; 25-pound boxes,
$1.40: pearl barley. $4.25 per too pounds; 25
pound boxes. $1.25 per box; pastry flour. 10
pound sacks, $2.50 per bale.
HAY Eaetern Oregon, timothy, $14015 per
ton; Valley timothy. $11012; clover. $800:
Vegetables. Fruit. Etc
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples, OOc0$1.5O per
box, peaches. 50075c per crate; plums. 75c0$l
per crate; blackberries. 506c per pound; can
taloupes, 75cfl.50 per crate; pears. $1,250
1.50 per box: watermelons. 101 Vic per pound;
crabapples, $1 per box; nectarines. 75c per
box; grapes, OOc0$1.25; casabas, $202.25 per
dozen; prunes, 70080c
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, choice. $4.50
5.50; oranges, Valenclas, choice, $3.50;
fancy. $4.50 per box; grapefruit. $2.0003
per box; bananas, 5c per pound; pineap
ples, $2.5003.50 per dozen.
FRESH VEGETABLES Artichokes, 60c
dozen; beans. 104c per pound; cabbage, 1
lUc per pound; cauliflower. 75096c per dozes
celery, 75085c per dozen; corn, 800c per dozen;
cucumbers. 10015c per dozen: egg plant. $1.50
per crate; peppers, 708c per pound; pumpkins,
7&07&C: tomatoes, 35050c per crate; squash,
ONIONS Red. $1.25 per hundred; yellow.
POTATOES Oregon, new. 75080c per eack;
Merced sweets, 3c per pound.
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips. $1.2531.40
per sack: carrots. xl.25ffl.S0 rx-r sack: beets.
$101.25 per sack: garlic 12Vic per pound.
DRIED FRUITS Apples. TfrOe Per pound:
apricots, I212c; peaches, 10Aei2Hc;
pears, none; Italian prunes, none; cauiorma
figs, white, 4QQc per pound; black. 4 5c;
bricks, 12-14-ounce packages, 75S3c per
box; 5S-ounce. $2Q2.40; Smyrna, 20c per
pound; dates. Fard, 6c
haisixs Seeded. 12-ounce packages, 7rsc:
lC-ounce. 8AQ'J)c; loose muscatels. 5i
7Ac; unbleached, seedless Sultanas, Gic:
London layers, 3-crown whele boxes of 20
pounds. $1.85; 2-crown, $1.75.
Butler. Eggs. Toultry, Etc.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
er'. 27fc30c per pound; date creameries:
Fancy creamery, 27 30c: store butter. 140
16c; Eastern creamery. 25S26i4c; California
EGGS Oregon .ranch, 2324c per dozen.
CHEESE Oregon full cream twins, 13
18c; Young America. 14 14 c
POULTRY Average old hens, 13QUc;
mixed chickens, 12913c; old roosters, 10c;
young roosters, HVi12c; Springs, lVa to 2
pounds. lWUMc; 1 to 1 pounds, 144si5c:
dressed, chicken, 13014c; turkeys, live. 18
23c; turkeys, dressed, choice. 10f23c; geee,
live, per pound 88Hc; geese, dressed, per
pound, OSflOc; ducks, I415c; pigeons, ?1
1.23; squabs. $292.50.
Groceries, Nuts, Etc.
COFFEE Mocha, 26S2Sc; Java, ordinary. 18
022; Costa Rica, fancy. lS4f2oc; good. 169
16c; ordinary. lu12c per pound; Columbia
roast, cases. 100s. $14.23; 50s, $14.25; Ar
buckle. $15.75; Lion. $15.75.
RICE Imperial Japan No. 1. $5.37&: South
ern Japan, $3.50; Carolinas. SSKJfec; broken
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound talis,
$1.75 per dozen; 2-pound talis. $2.40; 1-pound
flats, $1.85; fancy, IQlfc-pound flau, $LS0:
V-pountl flats, $1.10; Alaska pink 1-pound
talis. 5c; red, 1-pound talis. $1.30; cockeyes,
1-pound talis, $1.85.
SUGAR Sack basis. 100 pounds: Cube. $5.85;
powdered. $5.60; dry granulated, $5.50; extra
C. $5; golden C. $4.00; fruit sugar. $5.50; ad
vance over sack basis, as fellows: Barrels,
10c; half-barrels, 25c; Dssei. 503 per 100
pounds. (Terms: On remittance within 15
-lays, deduct per pound; if later than 15
Jays and within 30 days, deduct Ho per
pound; no discount after 30 days.) Beet sugar,
granulated, $5.40 per 100 pouncs; maple eugar,
15918c per pound.
SALT California, $11 per to. XL 60 per bale;
Liverpool, 50s. $17; lOoc J6.5t; 200s, $16;
half-pound. 100s. $7: 50s. $7.50.
NUTS Walnuts, 13c per pound by tack, lc
extra for lees than sack: Brazil nuts. 15c;
filberts. 14c; pecans, jumbos, 14c; extra large,
15c; almonds. L X. L.. 16ic; chestnut?, Ital
ians. 15c; Ohio. $1.50 per 26-pound drum; pea
nuts, raw. 7c per pound; roasted. 8c; pine
nuts. lOSUSVsc; hlckpry nuts. 7c; eecoanuts, 7c;
cocoanuts, S590c per dozen.
BEANS Small white, 3H4lic: large white.
3Uc; plak. 314 (JS lie; bayou, 4X5c; lama,
Hops. Wool, Hides. Etc.
HOPS Choice 1904, 17 18c per pound.
WOOL Eastern Oregon average bsst. 10C
21c; lower grades, down to 15c, aeoordlng to
shrinkage; Valley. 25tf27c per pound.
MOHAIR Choice. 30c per pound.
HIDES Dry hides: No. 1. 16 pounds and
up. 16V4017c per pound; dry kip. No. 1. 5
to 10 pounds, 14915c per pound; dry czlf.
No. 1, under 5 pounds, 17fij I6c; dry salted,
bulls and stags, one-third less than dry
Hint; (culls, moth-eaten, badly cut. scored,
murrain, hair-dipped, weather-beaten or
grubby. 2ip3c per pound less); salted hides,
steers, sound, 00 pounds and over, OQ lOc per
pound; 50 to 00 pounds. 8H 9c per pound;
under 50 pounds and cows. 800c per pound;
salted kip. sound. 15 to 30 pounds, 0c per
pound; salted veal, sound, 10 to 1 pounds.
0c per pound; salted calf sound, under 10
pounds. 10c per pound; (green unsalted. lc
per pound less; culls, lc per pound less).
Sheep skins: Shearlings. No. 1 butchers'
stock. 25 30c each; hort wool. No. 1
butchers' stock. 400500 each; medium, wool.
No. 1 butchers' stock. OO&SOc; long wool.
No." 1 butchers' stock. $11.5U each. Murrain
pelts from 10 to 20 per cent less or 12
14c per pound; horse hides, salted, eachj ac
cording to size. $1.50 3; do, each, accord
ing to size, $191.50; colts hides. 28Q50c
each: goat skins, common. 10 15c each;
Angora, with wool on. 23c9$LS4 each.
TALLOW Prime, per pound. SQZSic; No.
2 and grease, 203c
FURS B-ar skins, as to size. No. 1. $2.50 Q
10 each: cubs $192; badger. 25850c; wild
oat. with head perfect. 25 050c: house cat.
6 10c; fox. common gray, &UCf .uc; re a. xsu
5; cross. $51S; silver and black. S1G6&
21)0; flshcrs $506; lynx. $4.5006: 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 0 4; rouskrat,
large. 10015c; skunk, 40050c; civet or pole
cat 5010c: otter, large prime skin, $6010;
panther, with head and claws perfect, $2t3S;
raccoon, prime, 30050c; mountain wolf,
with head perfect. $3.50 05; coyote, OOc0$l:
wolverine. $608: beaver, per skin, large. $5
00; medium, $304; small. $10L50; kits.
BEESWAX Good, clean and pure. 20022c
CASCARA SAGRADA (Chlttam bark)
Good. 308!4e per pound.
Provisions and Canned Meats.
HAMS 10 to 14 pounds. 13sie per pofend;
14 to 16 pounds, 13&c; 18 to 20 pounds. 1351c;
California (picnic). 0'jc; cottage hams. &c;
shoulders. 8c; boiled ham, 21c; boUed pioaic
ham. boneless. 15c
BACON Fancy breakfast, 10V4c per pownd;
standard breakfast, 17Hc; choice. ISVic; Eng
lish breakfast, 11 to 14 pounds, 15c; peach
DRY SALT CURED Regular short clears.
11c; dry ealt. 12c smoked; dear basks, lle
dry salt, 12c smoked; clear bellies. 14 to 17
pounds average, none; Oregon exports, 20 to
I'd pounds, average. njic; ary salt. 12c
smoked: Union butts. 10 to IS pounds aver
PICKLED GOODS Pork barrels. $18; half
barrels. $0.50; beef, barrels, $12; half-barrels.
SAUSAGE Ham. 13o per pound; minced
ham, 19c; Summer, choice dry. 17c; bologna,
long, fiUc; woinerwurst. Sc; liver, 6c; pork.
9010c; blood. Cc; headcheese. 6c; bologna sau
sage, link. 4 He.
CANNED MEATS Corned beef, pounds, per
dozen. $1.25; two pounds. $2.35; six pounds.
JS. Roast beef flat, pounds, $1.25; two pounds,
$2.25; six pounds, none. Roast beef, tali,
pounds, none; two pounds, 32.35: six pounds,
none. Lunch tongue, pounds, $3.15. Roast
mutton, six pounds. $8.50.
LARD Leaf lard, kettle rendered, tierces
lie. tubs 1114c; 50s HUc 20s HHc 10s
llrtC 5s lllic Standard pure: Tierces. 10c
tubs 10V4C 60s 104c 20s 10?iC JOs lQKc. 5s
10. Compound: Tierces 6c. tubs 04c, 50s
6HC 10s 6&c Es CT(c
TURPENTINE Cases. ECc per gallon.
WHITE LEAD Ton lots. 74c; 600-pouaa
lots. 7c: less than 500-pound lots. 8c
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, cases. 234c;
Iron barrels, 17c: 86 deg. gasoline, cases, Sio;
iron barrels or drums, 26c '
COAL OIL Casjcs, 20fcc; Iron barreU. 14c;
wood barrels. 17c; C3 deg.. cases, 22c: Iran
LINSEED OIL Raw. S-barrel lott-. 50c:
1-barrel tou. 60c; cat.es, 65c, boiled. S-barrel
lots. Ole; 1-barrel lota. C2c; cases, C7c
BEEF Dressed bulls. 102c per pound;
cows, 3&43&c: country steers. 405c
VEAL Dressed, 75 to 125 pounds, C"07"4c:
125 to 200 pounds, 406c; 200 pounds and up.
MUTTON Dressed fancy. 64 07c per
pound; ordinary. 45c; lambs. 77"s4c
PORK pressed. 100 to 150. 7H9'Se: 150
and up, 607c per pound.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. The London tin mar
ket was slower, closing at 151 Ss for spot
and 150 12s 6d for futures. The local mar
ket was quiet and steady at 330S3.5OC
Copper lower abroad, with npot closing at
71 17s 5d and futures at 71 2s 6d In London.
Locally, the larger Interests were said to be
firm. Lake and electrolytic, 16.37&017C, and
Lead was firm at 14 Cs In London, but re
mained unchanged at 4 8504.00c In the local
Spelter was higher in both markets, closing
at 25 2s Cd in London and at 5.703 3.60c
Iron closed at 51s Cd In Glasgow and at 4Ss
1VA in Mlddlesboro. Locally, the tone con
tinues firm, with No. 1 foundry Northern tt
$16.50017.25; No. 2 do, 16016.75c
Dried Fruits at New York.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2S. There has been no
fresh development In the market for evapo
rated apples. Holders are still asking about
7c for October-November delivery of prime
fruit, and 7ic Is bid. Spot quotations remain
as recently, with only common to good held at
46c; prime. 707Uc; choice. 7t$c; fancy, Sc
Prunes are firm. Spot offerings light. Quo
Jationa rango from 4Vic to 6c.
Apricots quiet, with choice quoted at S0SUc;
extra choice, St8Sie; fancy. OH01Oc
Peaches are scarce on spot, with fancy about
the only grade available and quoted at HHc
Raisins firm. Loose muscatels are quoted
at 4?;06"ic; seeded raisins, 5407?ic, and Lon
don layers at $101.15.
Washington Wool Estimate
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 2S. The Hibbtrd
Stewart Company has estimated tho wool dip
for the year 1905, based upon the reports re
ceived from the wool-growing sections of
Washington, at 0.200.000 pounds. The clip is
estimated as follows: Eastern Washington,
4.($O.000 pounds; Y&klma. 4.000,000; W
natchee. liOOO.OOO; Paget Sound. 200.000. Tha
clip of mohair Is estimated to be far In ad
vance of any previous year.
Elgin 3 utter Market.
ELGIN. 111. Aug, 2S. Butter Firm, ile;
.e&les for tho week, 737,000 pounds.
REACTION IN LIST
New York Stock Market Is
Heavy and Irregular.
NO SUPPORT GIVEN - IT
Situation at Portsmouth Has a De
pressing Effect Threatened
Miners' Strike and law
NEW NEW YORK, Aug. 2S. The heaviness
and Irregularity of today stock mar Vet may
be ascribed to several circumstances, aay one
of them more or leas plausible. If not estireiy
logical. Our market and those abroad derived
but scant comfort from the situation at Ports
mouth, consols at London and rentes at Paris
shading some, while further pretext to sell
here was found in the latest demands of the
head of the Anthracite Miners' Union, aad la
the widely circulated utterances of the New
England operator, who today renamed his at
tacks upon the copper stocks. It Is noteworthy
that the ooal shares and Amalgamated Copper
were materially lower. To the foregoing con
ditions should be added a decided tendency
to the hardening of money rates, and a fur
ther demand by the West upon the local finan
cial resources. The reaction today had, appar
ently, the tacit. If not open, sympathy of
strong interests, as shown In the abeeoee of
support at the most critical stages of the early
session. Ia fplte of contrary statements, it Is
now the opinion of observant bankers that the
year's crop requirements from this center wilt
be quite as large. If not larger than last year.
Initial prices throughout the active list were
lower. Including, In addition to Reading and
the other coolers. Union PacJSc, Missouri Vs.
clfic St. Paul. Atchison, Pennsylvania and
Canadian Pacific On the other hand, gains
were made by Metropolitan Street Railway,
Metropolitan Securities, Sugar and Paelftc
Coast, the latter making a new high record.
The lis rallied feebly In the first hoar, such
support as the market received core lag from
oommtaolOB houses. Operators tested, the mar
ket by switching from one group to another,
but. finding little demand for their offerings,
turned sellers' again, the list going lower at
this juncture, with Reading 3, St. Paul 4,
Great Northern preferred 3, and New York
Central 2H. the remainder of the list trailing
along at recessions of one to two points. One
of the few conspicuous exceptions was Repub
lic Iron preferred, whleh advanced on news of
the rettumptloa of divider) da, and was takon by
commission houses hitherto prominent In that
The absence of any marked selling pressure
steadied the market early In the afternoon, but
the trading soon became more narrow osd dult.
Buying of Union Pacific, which sent It above
Saturday's closing, attracted some attention
among tradem, who followed the movement
with purchases of Reading and ether asttve
Issues until many of the early declines had
been recovered. The closing was firm, aa In
fluencing factor being the news that Japan bad
agreed to waive her claim to indemnity, and
a return of call money to last week's rates.
London's moderate sales hero were largely
caused by heme demands to meet fortnightly
Among the day's railroad returns was that
of Chicago & Northwestern, whose preUmlBary
statement for the fiscal year showed but a
llght Increase of net Income over the previous
year. Reports of gross returns for July by a
number of minor lines wore equally divided
as to losses and gains.
Bond were irregular. Total sales, 'par vahte.
$2,285,000. United States bonds were all un
changed on caH.
Soles. High. Low. bid.
Adams Express 2lt
Amalgamated Copper 57,000 67 Vj S5i S0H
Amer. Cor & Fttry.. 3,400 37m 37 37.
do preferred 100 161 101U 101U
Amer, Cotton Oil....
do preferred .......
Amer. Expre i
Amer. H. & L. pfd.
Amer. Linseed Oil..
do preferred .......
Amer. Sm. &. Refg..
100 29A 2H 2V
500 38 37i XTTJ
aw zjft is
4,400 53 624 52
900 113; llXVs 113
2.700 130ft ISSfe ISO),
l.ruo J-tSU izei ia
Amer. Sugar Refining 3,bW H5 143fe 144
Am. Tobaoeo pf. cert. 200 1014 101i 101
Anaconda Mining Co. ..... lis
Atchison 14,000 884 &k S0;
do preferred 500 1W iw 11 u
Atlantic Coast Line.. 700 1874 196 1S7H
xmiuxnorc a unto., ji.wo iik 113
Brooklyn R. Transit 2.400 71i
Canadian Pacific ... 0,000 lftfti;
Central Leather .... 100 4S
do preferred SM 104
Central of N. J 1.000 21tffe
Chesapeake & Ohio, 2,80t) SdH
Chicago & Alton.
Chi. Great Western
Chicago & N. W..
Chi., MIL & St. PauL 1S.800 ;S2S 1S 181i
v-Bi. ienn. UTansL. ...... ..... ..... 18
do preforrel 300 37 36: ss
C. C, C A SL L.. 400 lOOTi 100Vi 10Oi
Colorado Fuel & Iron 800 46
Colorado & Southern 300 2SU
do 1st preferred.... 200 63&,
do 2d preferred 500 44&
Com Products , ,
do preferred 100 47 47
Delaware & Hudson 000 220 210
iei., lock. & West.
Denver & Rio Grande 34t$
v prcacrrca ....... iw tV-t BSti bi
uisuuenr beounue. eoo 42: 424
Erie 61.000 S1H "
do 1st preferred.... 700 81 tsK
do 2d preferred..... 4.300 77 7S
Genoral Blectrlo ... 500 182 18l
Illinois Central 1,000 178 176U
International Paper.. 000 21H 2T
do preferred ....... .... g2
Iowa Central 100 29 29 2SU
do preferred 100 57 57 57
Kan. City Southern. 300 27i 27t 27
do preferred 200 58 rs ssii
Loulsrllle & Nashv.. 4,000 150. 14Si 15ti
Manhattan L. 100 ij6i 1SU, l8
Metrop. Securities... 11.300 854 84 84
JituvjJBiium ou iiy.. ti.iuu Uj 131 1SIT
Mexican Central .... 1,000 24 23ii 23
M.. St. P. a. S. S-M. 200 133 133i
do preferred 300 106i 165
Mlsourl Pacific 0.300 107j 108
Mo.. Kan. & Texas.. 5,500 34 33
do preferred 2.400 72 71t
National Lead 1,00 44 44'
National of Mex. pfd.
New York Central... 0,200 153 151 1S2;
N. Y., Ont. & West.. 2.500 60 55 554
2,700 211 210 211
4.000 S5; S5 &5H
Norfolk & Western.
do preferred 92
rsiorth American .... 700 100 89 90U
Pacific Moll 2,500 401i 45 48U
Pennsylvania 53,400 14S 1444 145
People's Gen 100 106 105 104
P.. C. C. & St- L. 80
Pressed Steel Car... 1,000 45J 44 45
do nref erred 2oo MU nnu. tut'
'Reading 100,000 121 118 1104
do 1st preferred.... 100 02
go za prexerrco..... 400 Of
Republic Steel ,.0.400 22
do preferred 11.S00 00
Rock Island Co..... 5.300 34
do preferred 2.300 80
do preferred .....
st. l. & s. f. 2d pf. 100 eo 00
St. Louis S. W. 300 26 K";
do preferred 1.000 63 G2K
Southern Pacific .... 13,000 67 60
do preferred 200 110 110
do preferred 100 100 100
Tenn. Coal Jt Iron... 2.400 131 00
Texas & Paciflfc.... 300 351 35H
Toledo, St, L. & W.
do preferred 100 5S 5S
Union Pacific 00,200 1374 137
do preferred t OS
U. S. Express.
U. S. Realty
U. a. Rubber 1.000
do preferred 0.900
U. S. Steel 14.500
do preferred 31,800
Vo.-Caro!lna Chemical 100
do preferred ....... ......
do preferred 1.CO0
Wells-Forgo Express. 100 240
Wheeling & L. Erie. 100
Wisconsin Central... 2,100
do preferred 1.000
Total sales for the day. S11.S00 shares.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. Closing quotations:
U. S. ref. 2s reg.l04?iD. & R. G. 4s .101
Co coupon 104.X1N. T. C. G. 3s. 834
Nor. Pacific 3s.. 77
iNor. Pacific-4s.. 105
So. Pacific 4s... 03
Union Pacific 4s. 103
Wis. Central 4s.. 05
do coupon 103
U. S. new 4s reg. 133
do coupon 133
U. S. old 4s reg. 104
do coupon 104
Jap. 6s. 2d series 09
Atchison Adj. 4s 0S,
Jap. 4.s, cer... 90
Stocks at London.
LONDON. Aug. 2S. Consols for money.
00; consols tor account. 00.
Anaconda 5 .Norfolk & West. 87
do preferred... 04
do preferred... 107
Ontario & West. 5S-
Baltimore &. O-. 46
Pennsylvania ... 74
Con. Pacific 164
Rand Mines S3
Ches. & Ohio... 58
a Gt Westen. 22
C M. & St. P.. 100
uo 1st pref.... 48
do 2d pref 4S
So. Railway.... 36 Js
do pref erred... 102
So. Pacific 6S
Union Pacific... 130
do preferred... 100
U. S. Steel 37
do preferred... 107
do preferred... 44
Spanish Fours.. 92
D. & R. Grande. 36
do preferred... 91
do 1st pref.... 86
do 2d pref 70
Illinois Central. 1S2
Louis. & Nash.. 154
Mo.. Kas. & T.. 34
X. T. Central... 153
3Ioney, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. Money on call woo
steady at 2 per cent: closing bid and offered.
2 per cent. Time loans firm; 60 days. 3 per
cent: 00 days. 3 per cent; six months. 4 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper. 44 per cent.
Sterling exchango easy, with actual business
in hankers' bills at 34.8506 for demand and at
$4.5465 for CO days; posted rates,
4.57; commercial hills, 34.84.
Bar silver, 62c
Mexican dollars, 47c
Government bonds steady; railroad bonds
LONDON, Aug. 2S. Bar silver steady, 2Sd
Money. 1 per cent. Rote of discount for soert
Wllr, 1 per cent; for three monthrf bills.
leiJ5-16 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2S--Sllver bars.
62c per ounce.
Mexican dollars, nominal.
Drafts Sight. 3c: telegraph, 5c.
Sterling on London Sixty dare, S4.S5;
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. Today's statement
for the Treasury balances In the general funds
Available cash balances S126.635.241
Gold coin and bullion 53.279.25S
Gold certlfleatea 27.781.260
LARGE RUSSIAN EXPORTS
GIVE BEARISH TONE TO CHI
CAGO "WHEAT SrARKET.
Gain in Amount of Grain on Passage
Against Expected Decrease
Leads to Weak Opening.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2S. A bearish feeling was
prevalent in the wheat-pit throughout the ses
sion. Chief Interest early was the manced In
crease this week over lost la shipments from
Russia' and the Danube. There was also a
noticeable gain In the amount of grain on
ocean passage, as against a decrease, whlc'i
the trade bod been led to expect. The result
was an easy opening, with September un
changed to c lower, at 70e79c. A de
crease of S10.000 bushels in the visible supply
restored some confidence among the bull", and
the net results' of their efforts, coupled with
the sustaining Influence of large numbers- of
reselling orders executed by commission houses.
wan a rally to 70c for September, at wbjcs
figure it closed with a steady undertone.
The com market wo easy at the opening.
The strengthening Influences were felt law-,
and with offerings light the early low was
more than regained. The closing was stady
Oats were dull and easy, keeping within nar
row limits and closing at the bottom. &ptem
hr ckned at 25 C.
Provisions were unsettled, with a tecdency
toward weakncp. Liquidation in September
pork broke the prices. SeplnHr pork elcd
2c off. lard 2c down, and ribs 2c lower.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.-
September 30.79 30.79 .79 SO.79
December Sift .Sl .81 .81
May 84 .Sifi .84 .84
Sent, (W) 53H -53 .53 .53
St, (new) 53 .53 .52 .53
Dec (old) 45 .45 .44 .44
Dee. (new) 43 .43 .43 .43
May 48 .43 .42 .43
.43 .43 .42 .43
.25 ' .25 .25V
.2 .26 .26 .26
.25 .2S .26 .2S
September 14.75 14.82 14.62 14.87
October 14.S7 14.5,7 14.62 14.67
September S.00 S.00 7.55 7.S5
October 8.05 8.07 7.00 7.00
November ...... 7.70 7.70 7.67 7.67
September S.07 9.00 S.77 S.77
October 9.07 9.07 S.S5 8.S5
ri Quotation were as follows:
Wheat No. 3 Spring. 995c; No. 2 red.
Corn.' No. 2, 54c; No. 2 yellow, 54c
Oats No. 2. 24i25c: No. 2 white. 2734c;
No. 3 white. 2627c
Rye No. 2. 60c
Barley Good feedlng.,37fi'37c: fair to choice
molting, 43 47c
Flaxseed No. 1. 51.00; No. 1 Northwestern,
Timothy seed Prime, 3.65.
Mess pork Per barrel. $14.63314.70.
Lard Per 100 pounds. f7.S5.
Short ribs sides Loose. SS.79gS.S0.
Short dear rides Boxed, S.S7e9.12.
Clover Contract grade, f 12.
Flour, barrels 21.000 33,000
Wheat, bushels 86,000 S3.000
Com. bunhels 34.000 18.000
Oats, hushels 703,000 420.000
Rye. bushels 439.000 5.000
Barley, bushels 34.000 29,000
Groin and Produce at New York.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. Flour Receipts, 20,
000 barrels; exports, 4O00 barrels. Market
quiet and lower to sell. Winter straights.
1434.15; Minnesota patents, fl.S5S5.50.
Wheat Receipts. 138,000 bushels; exports.
25,700 bushels. Spot easy. No. 2 red, 5Uc
elevator; No. 2 hard, &6c f . o. b. afloat; No.
1 Northern Duluth, 91ic to arrive f. o. b.
afloat; No. 1 Northern Manitoba. S7c to ar
rive Lab. afloat. On the whole, wheat was
weak and heavy all day. May closed 8Sc;
September. S3 Tic; December, S7c
i Hops Quiet.
Grain at. San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2S. Wheat steady.
Wheat Shlpplngr$1.45ffL55; milling. $1.57
Barley Feed, $161.05; brewing, $1.071.10.
Oats Red. ?1.15ffl.40.
Call board sales: '
Wheat December, $1.32.
Barley December, 0Sc
Corn Large yellow, $1.4031.42.
Minneapolis Wheat Market,
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Aug. 2S. Wheat:
September. 2c; December, 82c; JMoy, 84
0S4lc: No. 1 Northern, 89c; No. 2 Northern,
S5c; No. 1 bard. 91c.
Wheat at Xlverpool.
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 2S. Wheat September.
Cs SVJd; December, Cs 7d.
Weather In England, clear.
' Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA. Wash., Aug. 2S. Wheat-Unchanged;
bluestem. 72c; club. 69c; red, C5c
Visible Supply of Grain.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. The visible supply
ot grain, Saturday, August 26, as compiled by
the New York Produce Exchange, was aa fol
Corn, busheld 5.106.000 C54.O0O
Oats, bushels 10.370.000 2.225.000
Rye. bushels 582,4)00 33,000
Barley, tmsneis 737,000 67,000
U. S. 3s reg 103
OLD STOCKS LIGHT
Very Few 1904- Hops Remain
on the Pacific Coast.
ENGLAND WILL NEED SOME
Demand for Yearlings Always Comes
In October and Xovember E.' J.
Smith on New York and
PORTLAND. Aug. 28. (To the Editor.)
The month of August Is nearly over, and tho
hoMera of the tew remaining 1004 bops can
look back upon it with satisfaction, knowing
that there are 3600 bales less of 1004a In
growers' and dealers hands on the Pacific
Coast than there was on the first day of
August of this year.
I have lately received a letter from one of
the prominent hop Arms of London, express
ing themselves that England would undoubt
edly take further large stocks of our 1004s in
October at the available price, whatever It
might be at that time, and stating that one
of their brewer customers would be in the mar
ket then for 1500 bales of American 1904s.
I think holders of 1004s can sit easy now,
assured of the fact that there will be a
healthy demand for every bale of them a
little later on. For the post several years
the strong demand for yearlings has come In
October and November.
The existing unfavorable conditions of ths
1905 crop throughout the hopgrowtng sections
of the world needs no comment, as everything
now looks rosy for 25c prices again.
It Is a fact that has not been known to
exist before In 30 years that the small re
maining stockn of old hops of the entire world
consist of what few are left here on the Coast,
and less than 1G0O bales In New York State.
I era getting several reports' from New York
State now that tho crop there will not be over
36.099 to 35.C0O hales. However. I still adhere
to my former figures of 40.000 hales for New
York, but if the unfavorable reports of the
past few days continue from there, I will
think that I am too high.
I have Inspected a good many Oregon yarda
during th'e post week, and find a top-crop
everywhere, nothing under the vines, but all
on the outside, la full sight. In my opinion,
80,606 boles will be the limit for Oregon. Al
though I am Inclined to think there will be
Uib. but I desire, to be conservative, and want
to keep It high enough.
As regards estimates of the Oregon f 1904
crop of a year ago, I believe that I have cor
respondence from certain 7coma hop firms,
written to me. estimating the Oregon 1904
crop at mtnething less than 73.000 bales. I
bad several wagers lost year that the Oregon
crop would not be over 00,000 hales, and two
wagers that it would not bo over 83,000 bales,
which was all the bets I did have, so I leave
It to the public and growers to draw their
own " conclusions as regards my ability as an
cetimater of hop crops.
As the time is so close by. there will prob
ably not be much doing here In 1905 until
dealers can see samples. EL J. SMITH.
BREAK IN SAX FRAXCISCO
Barley Easier on Heavy Receipts.
Potatoes Firm in Face of
SAN FRANCISCO. CaL. Aug. 2S. Speclol.)
Continue! liberal offerings of Northern wheat
for September-October delivery here, and an
other slump in Chicago, added to the depres
sion in the local wheat market. December
fell to 31.31. but closed steadier. Cash
wheat was weak In sympathy with futures.
Barley was easier In all positions, the receipts
having Increased and the drop In wheat weak
ening confidence. Vpper gradea of oats were
well sustained, offerings being light. Feed
stuffs were firm. Hay again arrived heavily.
Receipts of grapes had a large increase, and
only fancy shipping stock, wanted for the reg
ular steamer for Puget Sound, showed firm
ness. Shipping prices ranged from 73 cents to
51 per crate. Wrapped peaches for chipping
were plentiful at 35?!5 cents. Choice Graven
stein. Alexander. King and Bellflower apples
were firm. Other deciduous fruits were un
changed. Lemons are well cleaned up and
The potato market was firm despite larger
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arrivals from the river. Relatively- higher
prices than here are being paid in the country.
A carload of Merced sweets arrived, with
sales at $1.7521.85. Receipts of onions were
heavy, but the greater part was taken to
fill shipping orders', chiefly for Australia, and
prices were well maintained.
Fine butter was firm, hut lower grades were
troublesome. Cheese was Inactive and easy.
Eggs were steady. Receipts. 66,300 pounds of
butter, 12,300 pounds of cheese, 24.120 dozen
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 2535e; garlic
5g5c: green peas. 293c; string beans. 1
4c; tomatoes. 50c)l; okra, 50575c; egg
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 19C22c; roost
ers, old. 3464.50; roosters, xouag. 34.50e5.36;
broilers, small. ?2g2.50; broilers, large, S2
:.S0; fryers. J3g3.50; fryers, young. $34.
EGGS Store. lS23c: fancy ranch. 31c;
B UTTER Fancy creamery. 26c; creamer-.
peconds. 23c; fancy dairy, nominal; dairy sec
WOOL Spring. Humboldt and Mendoolno. 2S
CSOc; San Joaquin. 12815c: Nevada. 15le;
lambs. 12f 19c.
MILLSTCFFS Bran. 20.5021.50; mid
HAY Wheat. $7t?I3.50: wheat and oats, $7
12.50; barley. $70; straw. J60; clover. $7
10; stock. S5S6; straw, 2540e per bale.
POTATOES Salinas Burbanks. D0ctl.lS;
CHEESE Young America, ll12e: East
FRUITS Apples, cbolee, $1.25; common. 4&c;
bananas. $I2; Mexican limes. S.50; Cali
fornia IemOns. choice. $5; common. 52;
oranges, navel?. $24; pineapples. 1.50f3.
HOPS-10l9c per pound.
RECEIPTS Flour, 12,054 quarter socks;
wheat. 11.M9 centals; barley. 12.030 centals
oats. 1556 centals; corn. 600 centals; potatoes.
10,-6 sacks: bran. 2552 sacks; middlings. 1W
eacks; hay. 1429 tons; wool. 205 halo; hides.
Mces Quoted Locally for Leading lines
The following prices on livestock were
quoted In the local market:
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon steers, $8
3.25; good cows, $22.59: common cow?, si.&a
1.73; calves. 125 to 15 pounds. $5; 2i0 to
250 pounds. $3.3a?4.
SHEEP Beet Eastern Oregon and Valley.
33.2506.50; medium, $S; lambs. $4.564.?5.
HOGS Best large fat hogs. $6.25f.5; Mek
and China fat, $Sf 6.25; good feeders. $5.
Heavy Sheep Sale.
BILLINGS. Mont.. Aug. 2S. The Custer
Sheep Company, through Its manager. M. F.
Trask. has sold to Fred KMnk. of Denver.
11.500 wethers, for a consideration of $47,000.
or at the rate of $4.10 a head, which In the
best sheep sale that hoi been made in Eastern
Montana In many years. Mr. Klink Is a large
buyer and shipper, and several weeks ago
bought a large number of sheep from th
Snldow Sheep Company, which he shipped to
The sheep purchased by Mr. Trask are worth
from $5.75 to8a head In the Chicago market,
and will bo shipped there as soon as delivered.
The dates of delivery are August 31 and Sep
tember 1. at Peritra, a point on the Burlington
Fraser Bros, have sold to George Mitchell,
of Cody. Wyo., 2700 head of yearling nhoep.
The price Is variously reported at from $3.50
to $1 per head. Sheepmen eay that the East
ern market for sheep was never better than
at the present time.
Prices Current at Kansas City. Omaha and
CHICAGO. Aug. 23. Cattle Receipts. 24.
000. Good to prime steers. $5.506.30; poor
to medium. $4.205.40; stockers and feed
ers. 32.76&4.20: cows. $2.73 4.50; heifers.
$3.004.73; canners. $1.5092.50; bulls, $2.25
G4.00; calves. $3.50 7.25.
Hogs Receipts today." 30,000; tomorrow.
16,000; market steady. Mixed and butchers.
$5.05 0.30; good to choice heavy, $3,999
6.30; rough heavy. $5.705.S3; light. $g.M
6.30; bulk of sales. $3.S50.23.
Sheep Receipts. 22,000; sheep and lambs
steady. Good to choice wethers, $5.25
5,50; fair to choice mixed. $5.005.40; West
ern sheep, $3.00 g 3.60; native lambs, $S.W
7.50; Western lambs, $6.307.75.
SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. 2S. Cattle-Receipts,
5000; market strong. Native steers.
$4.0066.23: native cows and heifers, $2.25
4.75; Western steers; $3.0064.30; Texas
steers. $2.75&3.S5; Texas cows and heifers,
$2.0003.50; canners. $ 1.30 2.55; stookers
and feeders. $2.2594.15; calves, $3.00 3.50.
Hogs Receipts. 2SO0; market slow, steady.
Heavy. $3.7095.00; mixed. $3.75 5.85; light.
is a guardian
that never sleeps
$5.3565.95: pigs, 33.00S5.70; bulk of sales.
Sheep Receipts. 0500; market steady.
Western yearlings. $5.1595.50; wethers. $3
5.25; ewes. $4.30 3.00; lambs. $tf.757 40
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 2S. Cattle Receipts.
19,000. Market steady. 10c lower; native
Seers, $4$5.75: stockers and feeders. $2.30
25; cilvesv $2.503.75; Western steers, $3.35
4.50; do cows. $1.753.25.
Hogs Receipts. 4000. ' Market steady to
strong: bulk. $64f6.15; heavy. $5.S5ff6.10;
packers. $8g.15; plga and light. $G.05fi6,173.
Sheep Receipts, 17.000. Muttons. $3.5CQ
5.75; lambs, $67.25; fed ewes. $3.2521.03.
Dairy Produce In the East.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2S. On the Produce Ex
change today, the butter market was steai:
crsamerlee, 1721c; dairies, 1618c. Eggs
steady at mark, eases Included, 13t16r.
Cheese firm. 10i4fllc.
NEW YORK. Aug. 2S. Butter. quiet;
creamery, common to extra. 1721c; West
ern, common to extra. 1517c; Imitation
creamery, common to extra, lS19c.
Cheese Strong; fancy, 12c.
Eggo Weak; Western firsts, 20c; seconis,
Tarls Sugar Market Collapses.
PARIS, Aug. 28. There was another col
lapse In tho sugar market today, owing to
the sudden death, under circumstances Indi
cating suicide, of Ernest Cronior, chairman of
the board of directors of the Say Sugar Re
finery, the most important concern In t9
trade. Share fell 390 iolnts, from 970 to 5Si'
The migar market suspended operations. The
foreign exchanges, according to report, have
not &en affected by the incident.
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. Aug. 23. The market for cof
f futures closed ateady at a net decline of
510 potntH. Sales. 39,250 bags, Incluiing
September, at 7.27.27c; December, 7 3:'p
7.60c; January, 7.83c; May. 7.S6Sc; July,
7.9S.Ufc. Spot Rle steady; No. 7. S-;
Sugar Raw quiet; fair refining. 3e, cen
trifugal, 96 test, 3 3-32c; molasses sugar. 3r,
Rennod quiet: crushed. $0; powdered, $3.40.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2S. The official
closing quotations for mining stocks today
were as follows:
Alta $ .04 Just lee $ IM
Alpha Con 061 Ken tuck Con.. . 01
Andett 22l31exlcan 113
Belcher UlOccltiental Con... S7
Best & Belcher. 1.13JOphl 5 17
v,uw.si ...... Jjvmnc. . ...
Con. Cal. & Va. . l.lMSlerro Nevada...
Crown Point OOlSilver HItl
Exchequer 41)Unlon Con...
Gould & Curry- .tlUtah Con
Hale & Nercross 1.10 Yellow Jacket...
NEW YORK. Aug. 2S. Closing quotations:
Adams Con $ .25Llttle" Chief $ 03
AHce 35'Ontarlo 2.00
Sreeee 15'OphIr 5.03
Brunswick Con.. .lSlPhoenix ot
Comstock Tun... .97IPotot "I
Con. Cal. & Va.. 1.05Savage . .42
Horn Stiver 1.75Slerra Nevada... .2
Iron Silver 3.00 Small Hopes 30
Leadvllle Cen... .00;Standard 1 4 J
BOSTON. Aug. 2S.
Am. Zinc 10.
Cal. & Hecla. . 670.
Copper Range. 76
Centennial ... 27.
Daly West 13.
Dominion Coal 7S.
Isle Royale '22.
0(H Mohawk $ 50 7"
50Mont- C. i C. 2.30
63Old Demlnlon. 22 00
37 l I
0$:U. S. Mining..
23 U. S. Oil
0O Winona ...
14.25Wolverlne 124 00
Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 28. Wool Steady: medlunx
grades combing and clothing. 2931c. light
fine. 21$26c; heavy fine, 1822c; tub washed.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2S. Cotton futures clced
at practically tho best point of tho day, or a
net advance of 18$21 points.
Foul Tip 'Broke His Skull.
MARQUETTE. Mich.. Aug. 2S. W. F.
Franks, a druggist, was lilt by a to
tip at a baseball game yesterday. H"s
skull was fractured and death followed
in a few hours.