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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1907.
Farmers Not Eager to Part
With Their Crops.
HOLD VERY FIRM VIEWS
About Sixteen M ill ion Bushels Re
main in (Growers' Hands Sta
tistics on the Crop Move
ment to Date.
Ftjsures that havecen compiled on the
wheat movement to date show that about
JS.fVtO.OOO bushels of the Pacific Northwest
crop have been exported and almost as
nuh still remains unsold in farmers' hands.
In view of the advancing tendency of the
market, farmers are very deliberate In
parting with their crops, and the disposi
tion . of this surplus is therefore a slow
matter. At the moment the shippers, " es
pecially in this port, are not particularly
eager to buy, owing to the congested con
dition of the Portland docks and ware
houses. The following figures show, In a general
way. the position of the Northwestern wheat
Home consumption 12,000,000
Sold to date
4 S, 000,000
Tnsold . 16,000,000
Shipments . .' 18.000,000
Warehouse stocks ...14,000.000
Wheat is coming Into Portland at the rate
of about 100 cars per day. as the amount
being put afloat, however, is greater than
fhis. it is likely there will soon be some
relief from the congestion. Some of the ex
porters find their movements handicapped
by the scarcity of labor on the docks.
Trade was only on fair volume yesterday.
The market was quoted firm at previous
Wheat Arrivals at Tacoma.
T A COMA, Wash.. Dec. 1ft. (Special.)
Wheat is pourinir in fo rapidly from the
Interior to the immense warehouses on the
water front that there is every prospect
that the grain receipts of December will
break all records in the history . of the
State Grain Inspector's office at this port.
The daily grain receipts are running above
the 00 -oar mark, and until December 1 less
than 7' cars ot" grain were received daily.
The month is tittle more than half gone
ami 1 "47 cars of grain have been received
for inspection. Of this number 1554 cars
contained whfat. The total receipts of No
vember, which was an exceedingly busy
month for the State Grain Inspector,
amounted to 2100 cars.
Overaupply of Chickens.
The poultry market was oversupplled with
oMrkons yesterday and prices had to be
"slashed to keep them moving. Dressed tur
Key are beginning to arrive more freely.
Most of the sales yesterday were around 18
Ess continue weak in tone, with Inr
creating receipts, and holders are punning
Titers are no new features In the butter
market, which is firm.
Hrarrity of Christmas Oranges.
It Is likely that Portland will be short
of oranges at Christmas tlme. Dealers or
dered sparingly because of the recent drop,
and as the packing-houses are now closed,
they cannot replenish their supplies. Stocks
are scarce on the street and the market
rules firm. Trade generally was fair yes
terday. A car of celery waa distributed.
Active movement In Hops.
The movement in the hop market Is still
active, though not of the large proportions
of last week's trade. Klaber, Wolf & Netter
were liberal buyers yesterday of export
Quality, but the terms were not learned.
Clearings of the Northwestern cities yes
terday were as follows:
Tortland $ 812,055 $ 77,300
Seattle 1.108,670 134.741
Tacoma 744,082 33.917
Spokane 698,823 90,131
Grain, Flour. Feed. Etc
MILtLfSTT-FFS Bran, city, $23; country,
24 per ton; mlddlings$29; shorts, city'
924. 30, country, $25.50 per ton; chop, $1710
WH K AT Club, 82c; b'luestem, 84c; Valley,
82c; red. SOc.
OATS No. 1 white, $28; gray, $28.
FLOUR Patent, $4.05; straight, $4.40;
clears. $4 40; Valley. $4-40; Graham flour,
$18.104.22.168; whole wheat flour, $4.u05; rye
BARLEY: Feed, $27 per ton; brewinir
$31; lolled, .!0.
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. OO
pound sacks, ber barrel, $8; lower grades,
$6.507.60; oatmeal, steel-cut 45-pound
sacks. $S.50 per barrel; 0-pound sacks, $4.60
per bale; oatmeal ground), 4.i-pound sacks,
$8 per barrel; i-pound racks, $4.50 per bale;
split peas, per 100 pounds, $4.25(4.80; pearl
barley. $4$i4.50 per 100 pounds; pastry flour,
10-pound sacks. $2.60 per bale; fiaked wheat.
$3.25 per cane.
CORN Whoit, $32; cracked, $33.
HAY Valley timothy. No. 1, $1S per ton;
Eastern Oregon timothy, $20 S3; clover,
$15; cheat, $15; grain hay, $1516; alfalfa,
$15; vetch, $14.
Butter, Egg, Poultry, Etc.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
ery, 37 '-c per pound; state creameries,
fancy creamery. 35&:J7c; store butter,
CHEESE Oregon full cream twins. 160
16Vc; young America, 1717c per pound.
VbAL 75 to 125 pounds, 849c; t25 to
150 pounds, 7c; 150 to 200 pounds, 56c
PORK Block. 75 to 150 pounds. tti&tjwc:
parkers. tUqUc. t
POULTRY Average old hens. He; mixed
chickens, 10c: Spring chickens, 10Lic
roosters. 8c; dressed chickens, 12c; turkeys',
live, l.vr, dressed, choice. lSlftc- geese'
live, per pound. 8'Ue; ducks. 12 H 13c
pigeons. $1ffvl.30; squabs, $23. .'
EGGS Fresh ranch, candltd. 35c per
dozen; Eastern, 25 30c per dozen.
Vegetables, Fruits, Etc. '
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples, 75c92 p-r
box; peaches. 75c$l per crate; pears. $1.25
fc' 175 per box; cranberries. $50 12 per
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons. $2. 30 34 00
per box; oranges, navels, $2.002 75''
grapefruit. $4; bananas, 5c per dozen, crated
6 He; pineapples, $4.50 per dozen ; pome
granates, $2.25 per box; persimmons, $1.60
per box; tangerines, $1.75 per box.
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips. 75c per
sack; carrots, 65c per sack; beets, $1.00 per
sack; garlic, Sc per pound.
FRESH VEGETABLES Artichokes pOo
$1.00 per dozen; beans. 7'c per pound; cab
bage, lc per pound ; cauliflowers. 73c $1.00
dor.; celery. $3 503.75 crate: lettuce, hot
house, $1 U 1.25 per box; onions, 13 2oe
per dozen; parsley, 20c per dosen; peas, lie
per pound; peppers, 8 17c per pound;
pumpkins, llUc per pouna; radishes. aoe
per dozen ; spinach, 6c per pound ; sprouts.
8c per pound ; squash, llc per pound ;
tomatoes. $1.50 per box.-
ONIONS Buying price, $1.73 185 per
DRIED FRUITS Apples. 8SUC per
pound; apricots, 16 & 10c; peaches, 11 13c;
pears, 11 H SS 14c; Italian prunes, 2 &0c;
California figs, white, in sacks, 56c per
pound; black, 4H3c; bricks, 75c $2.25 per
box; Smyrna, lSH&'20c per pound; dates.
Persian, 8Ai7c per pound.
POTATOES Buying price. .V 5c per
hundred, delivered Portland; sweet potatoes,
$2.75 3 per cwt.
PKAI.KKS ARK NOT ANTAGONIZED.
I,ovdal Says Klaber Does Not Understand
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Dec. 17. (To the
Editor.) L'pon my return to Sacramento
from a trip through the hop-growing dis
tricts of California with a committee - on
organization I was turprlsed to note an ar
ticle in The Sunday Oregonian of the 8th
inst , headed. "Says It Will Fall"; ' Herman
Klaber's Opinion of the Hqpgrowers' Union'
Up to this writing I have declined to be
Interviewed by representatives of the press,
as we had not organized the State of Cali
fornia, and even now it is not my Intention
to outline our plan in advance pf the com
mittee which has arranged to visit Oregon
and Washington. Therefore. I am reluctant
to go Into print upon r. subject that has
taken so much of my personal time and at
tention. However, as the originator of the
present movement to organize the "hopgrow
ers of the -Pacific Coast, under what is to
be known as the "Pacific Coast Hopgrowers'
Union," I feel compelled to make a brief re
ply to Mr. -Klaber's criticism, without wish
ing to Impugn his motives.
As Mr. Klaber has been laboring under a
misapprehension of. our plans, I feel justi
fied in asking the growers and dealers not
to draw hasty conclusions of a matter that
has not yet been outlined in Oregon and
Washington. Mr. Klaber's article in The Ore
gonian was evidently written under a mis
conception of the objects and methods of
the Pacific Coast Hopgrowers Union. If Mr.
Klaber will await full information on the
subject he will realize that our plan is not
so very objectionable, even from the stand
point of a dealer. There is nothing we have
contemplated that can by any possibility
make the condition of the grower worse than
it is. while some substantial good is sure to
Next week a committee from California
will lay the plan before the growers of Ore
gon and Washington for their consideration,
and they have little doubt of the result, for
it Is so plain and fir that It appeals at
once to every grower. The growers of Cali
fornia were ' at first reluctant, hut when
they understood the matter they became
practically unanimous In Us favor. I advise
both dealers and growers to withhold any
opinion until the plan has been laid before
them officially by the committee selected by
the growers of California, who alone have
authority to represent the union.
On behalf of the committee from Califor
nia. I desire to state that we are all grow
ers of hops, and as we feel the Interests
of Oregon, Washington and California are
mutual, we trust that every grower and
dealer-grower will avail himself of the op
portunity of attending at least one of the
The California committee feels that Its
mission Is not one of antasonism, but one
of education and organ Ization, as the plan
of forming a co-operative growers' union is
so fair that it cannot but appeal to every
grower Yours truly, W. E. LOVDAL.
PORTLAND LIVESTOCK MARKET
rrlces Quoted Locally on Cattle, Sheep and
The advance that has been expected for
some time materialized yesterday in the
livestock market and higher prices were
quoted on cows. No other changes were an
nounced. Receipts were 110 sheep, and 200
The following quotations were current in
the local market;
CATTLE Best steers, $3.75 (ff 4; medium,
$:i.233.50; cows, $2.753; fair to me
dium cows. $22.25; bulls, $1.50223;
SHEEP Good sheared. $4.254.75; full
wool, $4.505; lambs, $4.S03.
HOGS Best, $35,-25; lights and feeders,
Eastern Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Dec. It). Cattle Re
ceipts, 2700; market, steady. Native steers,
$.1.23& 5.65; Western steers, $3 4.60: Texas
steers, $2.754.23; stockers and feeders,
$2.50 (g 4.25; calves, $3 5.75; bulls, stags,
etc., $1,504? 2. (SO.-
Hogs Receipts, 10,000; market, 510c
lower. Heavy, $4.30 4.40; mixed. $4.30
3.35; light, $4.234.35; pigs, $44.30; bulk
of sales, $4.304.35-
Sheep Receipts, 0000; market, steady.
Yearlings, $4 204.40; wethers, $4420;
ewes, $3.50(3.80; lambs, $5 5.85.
QUOTATIONS AT BAN FRANCISCO.
Prices Paid for Produce In the Bay City
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10. The follow
ing prices were quoted tn the produce mar
Vegetables Cucumbers, $1 1.50; garlic,
4 6c ; green peas, 2 - 5c ; string beans, 5
12c; tomatoes, 50c&$1.50; egg plane, J0a
Poultry Roosters, old, $44.50; roosters,
young, $5.50'$S; broilers, small, $33.50;
broilers, large, $4 5; fryers, $o&6; hens, $4
9; ducks, old, $4t0; young, $57.
Butter .Fancy creamery, 36c; creamery
seconds, SIHc; fancy dairy, 25c; dairy sec
Fruits Apples, choice, $2.00; common,
60c; bananas, $13.50; Mexican limes, $3.509
4.50; California lemons, choice, $3.50; com
mon, $1.25; oranges, navels $2&2.75; pine-,
Eggs Store, 28 30c; fancy ranch, 61c;
Cheese New. 134 10c; Young America",
14(j17c; Eastern. lSc
Wool Spring,. Humboldt and Mendocino,
2425c; South Plains and S. J., 6Sc; lambs,
U13ttc . -. -
Hops Oid, 263c; new, 610& '
MUlatuffs Bran, $2b2t); middling. $31
Hay Wheat. $12 $17.50; wheat and oats,
$13 e 15 50; alfalfa. $9 14; stock, $St&lo;
straw, per bale. 45 85c
.Potatoes Salinas Burbank. $1.251.0;
sweets, $2.25$2.50; Oregon Burbanks, $1
Onions $1.752.10 per cental.
Receipts Flour, 1275 quarter sacks;
wheat, 280 centals; barley, 7459 centals;
oats, 59 centals; beans, 804 sacks; potatoes,
2670 sacks; bran, 200 sacks; middlings, 630
sacks; hay, 448 tons; hides, 85.
Metal Markets. 1
NEW YORK. Dec. 19. The London tin
market was higher with spot closing at
110 and futures at 121. Locally, the mar
ket was dull, but higher in sympathy with
foreign prices and closed at 26 27 He.
There was a sharp advance in the London
market for copper, with spot quoted at 59
10s and futures at 60 17s. Locally, the
market was dull, with lake quoted at 13
J .1.23c ; electrolytic, 12.75&13c; casting, 12.50
Lead was unchanged In London at 13
17s Od. Locally, the market was dull at
3.35 j? 3.43c.
Spelter declined 2s fid to 20 in the Lon
don market. Locally, it was unchanged and
dull at 4.15C&4.25C
The English iron arket was higher, with
standard foundry quoted at 48s 7d and
Cleveland warrants at 40s 4 d. Locally,
the market was unchanged.
Dairy Produce in the Eaet.
CHICAGO, DP. 19. On the Produce Ex
chancre today the butter market was firm;
crea merles' 20 2S c ; dairies, 18 25c
Eggs Steady at mark cases Included. 24
25c; firsts, 23c; prime firsts, 25c: extras.
Cheese Steady, 1111 He.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. Butter Steady,
Cheese Firm, unchanged. .
Ksns Easy: Western firsts, 32 33c;
Western seconds. 28(&31c
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 19- Evaporated apples,
quiet; fancy, llllHc; choice, 10c prime
8HP9c; 1906 fruit. 7llc.
New-crop California prunes are offering
rfreely at quotations ranging from 5
10c; Oregons at 7c,
Apricots, -firm; choice, 2223c- extra
choice, 23(g'25c: fancy, 2426c '
peaches, unchanged; choice,' 12ig)12c;
extra choice, 12Hl"Hc; fancy. 13l3Hc;
extra fancy, 14(14Hc.
Raisins are In light supply in spot, but
offerings are reported at concessions, with
loose Muscatels quoted at 7t$7v, seeded
raisins, 7c; London layers, $l.701.80.
. Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. Dec. 19. Coffee futures
closed dull, net unchanged to 5 points
lower. Sales. 10.000 bags, including De
cember, 5.55c; March, 5.85c; May, 5.95o;
.1 uly. 0.05c ; September. 6. 10c. Spot coffee,
quiet ; No. 7 Rio. 6 H c ; No. 4 Santos; 8c ;
mild coffee, steady; Cordova, 9H&13c.
Sugar Raw. firm; fair refining, 3.30 &
3 35c; centrifugal, 96 test, 3.85c ; molasses
sugar, 3 tf? 3.05c. Refined, steady; crushed.
0.50c; powdered. 4-OOc; granulated, 4. SOc.
Sheepskin Prices Decline.
LONDON. Dec. 19. A sale of sheepskins
was held In : Inclng Lane today. There
was a good attendance, but - bidding was
slow and prices declined. Merinos were 1
per cent, fine crossbreds 12 H per cent,
roarse crossbreds 15 per cent and short
wooled ' skins 15 per cent cheaper at the
Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 12. Wool, steady. Ter
ritory and Western mediums. 20 ft 23c; fine
piadiuma. 19(2 21c; line, l&j: 17a.
STOCK TRADE ML
Holiday Feeling in the New
DAY'S NEWS FEATURELESS
Holders 'ot Subjected to Pressure
by . Money-Lenders Little De-
mand for Mercantile Paper.
Bonds Hold Steady.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. The atmosphere
of the holidays began to gather about the
stock exchange today and the tone of the
dealings became dull and Indifferent. The
operations showed tome of the favorite de
vices of professional manipulation to be In
force and the hole market gave clear evi
dence of its narrow professional limitations.
Activity was congested in a few stocks, and
In these the action was Irregular and not
ruled by any consistent motives. Any sign
of strength in one part of the list was taken
advantage of to self stocks at another.
There was a rather general show of strength
at the outset In- continuation of the move
ment among the bears to cover up their
shorts which has been manifest for a day
or two. Meantime, stocks which have been
made the engines of the bulls in lifting
prices against the shorts began, to show
the effect of the retreat of the bull party.
Especially In Reading, the' movement to
take profits -was conspicuous and that stock
was sold .teadily, at the time the Hill stocks
were most conspicuously strong. '
There was little in the occurrences of
the day with any direct bearing on values
of securities. The rise in American Loco
motive seemed to indicate a feeling of grati
fication by stockholders that the rate of
the dividend distribution was left un
changed. New Tork Air Brake, however.
was equally strong, in spite of yesterday's
decision to postpone the dividend action.
New Tork Central and Pennsylvania did not
share In the early rise in prices, notwith
standing yesterday's declaration of the divi
dend at the full 6 per cent rate for the first
and an Increase in the subsidiary Pennsyl
vania companies' dividend In the cae of the
other. Much weight is given to the sup
posed Intention of these companies to pre
pare the way by these dividend actions for
the offering ot additional new securities at
a later period.
A sharp advance in the London price of
copper was a feature of the day's news..
Holders of stock were not suhjected to any
great pressure by lenders of money, but the
easier tone of the call loan market is at
tributed to the keeping of funds in hand for
the needs of ,the end of the year. The
time money market Is almust wholly nom
inal yet, and there Is no market of conse
quence for commercial paper. There are
some fears of embarrassment unless suffi
cient demand for merchants' paper springs
up to take care of some of the large re
quirements . at the end of the year. Rates
for call loans became somewhat firmer as
the, day progressed and there was an active
demand again for remittances to London.
Another engagement of gold was made in
London for New York, nevertheless. The
weak Bank of England return was dis
liked in London, and any reduction in the
official discount rate before the turn of
the year was considered less likely. Not
much of the earlier gains were left at the
end of the day.
Bonds were steady. Total sales, $2,136.
000. United States bonds were unchged
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Amal Copper 34,100
Am Car & Foun... 300
Am Cotton Oil pf
Am Hrt a Lt pf..
American. Ice ....
Am Linseed Oil . . .
do preferred .
Am Locomotive . .
Am Smelt & Ref.. 25.300
do preferred . 7O0
Am Sugar Ref... 8.500
Anaconda Min Co. 2,000
Atl Coast Line...
Bait & Ohio
do preferred ....
Brook Rap Tran..
Central of N J
Ches & Ohio
Chi Gt Western...
Chicago & N W...
C. M & 8t Paul..
Chi Ter & Tran..
do preferred ....
C. C, C & St Louis
Colo Fuel & Iron . .
1,000 19V4 184
Colo & Southern .
do 1st preferred.
do 2d preferred..
Consolidated Gas ...
Corn Products . . .
do preferred ....
Del & Hudson
Del, Lack & West.
D & R Orande....
do preferred ....
do 1st preferred.
do 2d preferred . .
Illinois' Central ..
do preferred ....
do preferred ....
Iowa Central ....
do preferred ....
K C Southern ....
do preferred ....
Louis & Nashville.
Minn & St Louis..
M, St P ft P S M..
do preferred . ....
Mo. Kan ft Texas
do preferred ....
National Lead ....
Mex Nnt R R pf.
N Y Central
N T, Ont West
Norfolk A Western
do preferred ....
North American . . .
People's Gas .....
44 '4 Mi'n
159" 157 ' '
. 3,300 142 141
biioo 'iski m "
400 1!4 16H
.100 8&14 3414
"l3oo ii" 'ii"
200 23 " 224
200 24 24
2110 81 80
300 6714 - 67
wiioo siii '92
"366 "ii" "ii
8.eo6 jii" iiiii
P. C C & St. Louis
Pressed Steel Car
Pullman Pal Car
do l.t preferred
do 2d preferred
do preferred ....
94 H 82
Rock Island Co. .
do preferred ....
St L S P 2 pf.
St L Southwest...
Southern Pacific . .
do preferred ,
Southern Railway. .
Texas ft Pacific. . .
To!. St L ft West
L'nion Puciflc 73.100 11714
I S "Express
IT S Realty .
U S Rubber
IT s Steel ...
do nreferea ....
do preferred .
Wflbash . .
drt preferred ....
W'tern T'nio-v . . .'.
wh-el f: L Erie..
do TrefAre ....
No-therp Pqlflc . .
Central leather ..
do "referred ....
nt Northern pf
11.200 I IT, 14 114
Total sales for tie day, 455.900 shares.
Storks at "London.
LONDON. Dec. 19. Consols for' money,
S2 9-16; do for account, 82.
Anaconda ' 5'N. Y. Central.. 97
Atchison 72Norfolk ft West. 6014
do pfd 80 I - do pfd s-
Bait, ft Ohio. . S3 rvnt. . Western 5-i4
Can. Pacific... . 154H 'Pennsylvania- ... 5714
Ches. & Ohio.. :iON, Rand Mines 514
Chi. Ot. West. . . ' 7 Ii Reading ... 4s u;
C. M. ft St. p. 105 K southern Ry 1.114
Tie R..r 15 i do nfil tn
D. & R. G . .
do pfd. . . .
.. 2,i southern Pacific 73 S
.. ito (Union Pacific. .. 12014.
do 1st pfd..
do 2d pfd . . .
3514IU. S. Ste'eL!'.!:; iiss:
do Dfd . .. Rna;
1 fi Ti I n-I. .... i . T
Louis. & Xanh. . OX Spanish 4. 00
M., K. & Tex. 2jj'Amal. Copper... 45
Eastern Mining- Storks. '
BOSTON. Dec. 10. Croslng quotations:
Adventure . .$
A tiantic ....
Binrham . . .
.00 'Mont. C. C.
75 tParrot ......
.00 Iphannon ....
Cal. & Hecla
Franklin . . .
Mass. Min. . .
if. f. Mining.
IU. S. Oil
IWolverlne . .
j Mohawk ....
Money F.vrhanBe, El.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19. Money on call,
firm. 7H12 per cent; ruling rate. 8 per
cent; closing bid. 7 per cent: offered-at 8
per cent. Time loans, dull and unchanged:
60 days. 12&14 per cent; 90 days,' 10 per
cent; six months. 8 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper. 8 per cent.
Sterling exchange, strong, with actual bus
iness in bankers' hills at $4.8035 4.8040 for
demand and at 84. SO 4. 8025 for 60-day bills.
Commercial bills. $4.80 (SM-S015.
Bar silver, sac.
Mexican dollars. 45c.
Government bonds, steady; railroad bonds,
LONDON, Dec. 19. Bar sliver. 23 l-10d
Money 3 14 4 per cent..
The rate ot discount in the open market
for short bills is 6&U14 per cent.
The rate of discount in the open market
for three months bills is 5gi6 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19. Silver bars,
53c; Mexican dollars, 52c.
Drafts, eight, par: drafts, telegraph. 10.?.
Sterling on London, CO days, $4.8014;
Bterling on London, sight, S4.8G14.
No Chance In Discount Rate.
LONDON, Dec. 19. The rate of discount
Of the Bank of England remained un
changed today at 7 per cent.
TRIES TO SHOOT HIMSELF
WALKER ABOUT TO FLEE WHEN
MEXICANS CAUGHT HIM.
Connecticut Bank-Wrecker Says He
Only Took $345,000 Will
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 19. A special
dispatch to the Tribune from Ensenada,
Cal., concerning the arrest of W. F. Wal
ker, the defaulting cashier of the Sav
ings Bank of New Britain, Conn., lsa;-3
that Walker went under the alias of Mor
rison while in Lower California. He was
arrested on the morning of December 14
at a mining camp called The Potrero,
about 100 miles southeast of Ensenada, by
the Mexican police on an order issued
to Governor Vega through the Secretary
of State at Washington and a similar
Secretary of the Mexican government at
Mexico City. Mr. Hoffmann, the Pin-
kerton detective in charge of the hunt,
accompanied the police into the moun
tains and was present at the time of the
arrest. - '
Walker confessed that he is the man
wanted in New-Britain and that he was
cashier sf the bank there, but says he
took only $20,000 in cash and about J325.OO0
in securities. An officer with necessary
papers is now on the way from the East
and he is prepared to identify the pris
oner personally. When Walker was ar
rested only $1.10 was found in his pockets.
When the police arrived at the camp.
Walker had his things packed and was
apparently prepared to go further into
the mountains or to some other section
of the wild country. ' He was evidently
aware that the officers were on his trail.
Atter being handcuffed, Walker seized
a revolver belonging to one of the camp
laborers and tried , to kill himself, but
was prevented by the police under com
mand of Jose Jiminez, the Chief of Police
The prisoner was held in close confine
ment in a single cell, and accorded the
best care. Meals are served from a res
taurant and he is not subjected to any of
the indignities that usually attend the
I prisoners In a Mexican Jail. This treat
ment will be accorded at least until tls
NEW BRITAIN, Conn.. Dec. 19. The
officials of the Savings Bank of New
Britain learned today that W. F. Wal
ker, the, defaulting treasurer of that in
stitution, will resist extradition.
GRAIN NOW ALL THRESHED
Gilliam Wheat 'Sacked After Longest
. Run on Record.
CONDON, Or.. Dec. 19. (Special.) The
threshing of the enormous wheat crop
In Gilliam County is practically concluded.
A few farmers are still threshing with
private horsepower machines, and some
will have to feed their stock from the
stacks, but the greater' part of the crop
Is sacked. J. C. Wright, who brought a
machine from Pendleton, has taken, his
big separator to Condon for the Winter.
It was thought for some time during
the first part of ,the season that the
threshing could not be finished. This
season's run has been the longest on
record, more than 100,000 sacks being
turned out by one machine alone. The
farmers are taking advantage of the good
weather and roads and are getting their
wheat Into the warehouses as fast as
MAXY SALES AT CORVAJLLIS
Sheep Shipment to California Val
ued at $15,000.
CORVAL.L1S, - Or.. Dec. 15. (Special.)
In view of the approaching end of the
holidays several real estate sales have
been made at prices at the same level
that has prevailed throughout the Fall.
There have also been heavy livestock
shipments from this point, by one, of
which about $15,000 worth of sheep went
to California. The sales in local stores
have been heavier than during the cor
responding period last year.
Throughout the holidays, far more cash
than clearing-house certificates has
been in circulation. The - three local
banks have large reserve funds, and are
in very sound condition.
Keep Coal tor Railroad Use.
NKW YORK, Dec. 19. The Union
Pacific directors have, in common with
directors of other roads owning and
operating coal mines, been discussing the
question of the segregation of the coal
and transportation departments in ac
cordance with the provisions of the rate
law of last year. The provisions of this
law will prohibit them on and after May
1 from transporting any article or com
modity, other than timber, manufactured
or produced by them. The interpretation
given the laws by the attorneys for
the Union Pacific is that the company
may transport its own coal for its own
use in transportation or otherwise, but
shall not sell such coal (from Its own
mines) before or after it 'hae been;
transported. In accordance with this in
terpretation of the law. it is planned
by the Union Pacific to keep its coal
mines for its own exclusive use.
The Union Pacific Coal Company Is
owned almost exclusively by the Union
Pacific Railroad Company.
NET. GUN IS SMALL
Wheat Closes Steady in Chi
ADVANCE OF ONE-EIGHTH
Weak-Cables Are Offset by Reports
of Lighter Stocks In the North
west Corn and Oats
CHICAGO. Dec. 19. Reports of small
locks ot wheat In the Northwest offset
weak cables and caused a steady close to
the wheat . market today. May opened H
tiic lower at l.04i, advanced to l.otl
and closed with a gain of at $1.0.".
Lower cables and the weakness In wheat
caused a decline in corn at the opening of
the. market, but later prices rallied In sym
pathy with wheat. May opened a shade tto
HOVic lower at 58ift5S (4 c- sold up to 5S',4c
and then declined to 57 c. The close was
at 57e, off Vic.
Oats were firm early, but weakened later
In sympathy with wheat ana corn. May
opened MiC higher at r4a, advanced to
54i4c and declined to 53c. The close was
,c lower at 54c
Provisions were weak all day because of
a 10c decline in the price of live hogs. At
the close May pork was off la ',4c; lard was
off 5c and ribs were 7V4c'lover.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
December .8Vi .90
Many l.(HV4 l.ui
July 87 .9ST4
Low. " Clone.
.57 Yi .57
May, old .... .54 .531s
May, new ... .2 i .Tt'.ii
July, old 48Mi .48
July, new ... .45 . .40
.52 .52 V.
January .... .12.55 12.53
12.45 ' I2.60
May 13.O0 13.05
12.00 ,' 12.07
January .... 7.72
January ....o.67 0.7O 6.B3 6.67
May 6t7 7,00 0.!ll .97
Flour, bhla. AO, KM SO, 900
Wheat, bu 51,100 6S.WI0
Corn, bu 278,400 147,200
Oats, bu 25!l,o,JO 341,200
KyP. DU 1,000
Barley, bu 64,000 4,800
Grain and Produce at 2'Kv York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. Flour Receipts,
zi.uoo barrels: exports. 72,000 barrels. Mar
ket. steady, with a quiet trade.
Wheat Receipts, 282.000 bushels; exports.
jfl.ow Dusneis. apot, steaay; jo. 2 . rea,
$1.04 elevator and Jl.OO'A f. o. b. afloat:
No. 1 Northern Duluth, $1.21 f. o. b.
afloat; No. 2 hard Winter, 1.16 f. o. b.
afloat. Strong bull support advanced wheat
a cent a bushel at one time today, followed
by a sharp reaction under late bearish Ar
gentine weather news. The close was net
unchanged. December closed, at $1.06 :
May closed at $1.11, ajid July closed at
. Hops and hides Quiet.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN ' FRANCISCO, Dec. 19. Wheat
Firm. Barley Easier. .
Spot quotations: Wheat Shipping. $1.60
1.R5 per cental; milling, $1.701.75 per
Barley Feed, $1.32 1. 05 per cental;
brewlns, $1.621.67 per cental.
Oats Red. $1.75rft2 per cental: white,
$1.5i1.63 per cental; black, $2.7503 per
Callboard sales: Wheat May $1.66g
1.63 bid per cental.
Barley $1.61 bid per cental.
Corn Large yellow, $1.701.75 per cen
- European Grain Markets.
LONDON, Dec. 19. Cargoes, firmer, but
not active; California, prompt shipment. 3d
nigner at 3!s 6d; walla walla, prompt ship
ment, 39 39s 3d.
LIVERPOOL Dec. 19. Wheat Decem
ber, nominal; March, 8s; May, 7s lld.
English country markets, 6d dearer,
French country markets, quiet.
Minneapolis Wheat Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19. Wheat May.
$1.03; July. $1.11(31.11; No. 1 hard.
$1.09; No. 1 Northern, $1.07; No. 2
Northern, $1.05 1.0o.
WU SAILS FOR HIS POST
Chinese Minister Brings Cordial
Message to President.
PEKIN, Dec 19. Wu Ting Fangr,
who has been reappointed to the post
of Minister to the United States, left
today for Washington. He will sail
from Shanghai in January, taking: with
him a number of young Chinese stu
dents. In view of the public status between
China and the United States, the
throne, it is understood; has entrusted
Wu Ting Fang with a message of un
usual warmth to President Roosevelt.
The indemnity proposal and the
speech delivered by Secretary Taft at
Shanghai have served to draw Chinese
attention to the United State, and as
a result of the efforts of the native
press, the position of the United States
in the Far East is better understood in
China than ever befare. It is believed
in some quarters that China will show
her appreciation by giving preference
to American commerce.-
The departure of the battleship fleet
for the Pacific has aroused much ca
riosity among the enlightened Chinese
who are reading foreign newspapers
with great care 'in an effort to discover
a clue to the meaning of the trip.
The Government is 'anxious for in
formation regarding the manner in
which the Unfted States will act in the
matter of reduction of. the -Boxer in
demnity. It hopes for something tan
gible, as it is unable to raise the
money which it sorely needs for admin
istrative purposes, especially in - the
field of mines and railroads. Wu Ting
Fang Is fully empowered to act in the
matter of the Indemnity payments, and
he hopes to reach Washington before
Congress takes any action.
ACCUSED OF $500 THEFT
J. I. G. Stone Is Arrested on Com
plaint of Bank. '
J. I. Q. Stone, an employe of the Port
land pas Company, was placed in thf?
City Jail yesterday on the complaint of
the Security-Savings & Trust Company.
It is alleged that Stone went to the
bank on December 2, that the paying tel
ler by mistake gave him a roll of $1000
In clearing-house certificates instead of
a roll of only $500 which amount was
called for by the check presented, and
that Stone kept the extra $500.
Stone denies that he received more
than the $500. The check was one from
the Portland Gas Company and was
given Stone for the purpone of paying
off the men in the gang of which Stone
was foreman, lie will be arraigned in
the Municipal Court today.
STOCKS, BONDS, GRAIN
Bwvht ana aoU tar auk aad mm marete.
Privtte Wires ROOM 4. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Plums Mala SI
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
V H. and P. A. Breyman et al to
. Henry uacken, lot 12, block lu.
SunnyBide Addition $ 450
W . C. Nicholas to Sidney L. Atwood,
lot 17, block 17, Irvlngtor. Park 1
Sidney L. and Pearl O. Atwood to W.
C. Nicholas, lot 19, block 17, Irving
ton Park 1
E. K. Day et al to H. E. Harrto. 2
acres beginning at pipe at southeast
corner of Caoles Addition to St.
. John 5000
J. A. and Nellie Dick to D. H. Leech,
lot It, block ii, Cloverdale Extension 500
Matilda C. and A. K. Barrett to Lydia
B Mitchell, lota 1, 2 and lu, block
15, Hanson's Second Addition 2000
J. J. and M. A. Vernon to Karl C.
and Kosella E. Holliduy, lot 4, block
3. Piedmont Park 10
John S. McKintey et al to (5. W.
1 rrown. 101s n and 18, tract 1, sub-
riil-Btr,n a X'...l.A. Ulll ......
... . .ovt, v. .IUIU1CIU Dill AI.IC
Frank Schlegel, trustee, to Mrs. A.
M. Grant, . lots 20 and 21. Anna
Marie Park 300
Frank Schlegel, trustee, to Mrs. J.
Crump, lola IS, 111. 23 and 24. Anna
Marie Paik. . 600
v imam M. Klllingv.-orth et ai to A.1-
cie i-iarman, lots 5. U and 7. block
21, Walnut Park ' 31X10
I frank and Rose O N1U to S. L. Gal
i bralth, lots 7 and 8. block 6. Rlch-
I mond 1000
Miner E. Espey to Claus Peterson,
lots 1 and 2, block 9. Dunn'a Addl-
, tion , 4000
"s h. and liattle E. Deardortf to
Clyde f. May et al, commencing at
point 50 feet south of southeast
corner of lot 7, block S. Paradise
Springs tract, facing on 43th street,
thence west 114 feet, thence eoutn
5o feet, thence east 114 feet, thence
north 50 feet 350
cnarles u. and Marie Strube to Es
ther Elizabeth Jakway, lots 12 and
13, block 2. Oberst 10
Merchants Savings & Trust Co. to F.
L. Purse, lots 2 and 3. block 18,
Council Cret Park 10
airs. j. u. and J. H. Evans to C. A.
W alker, lots 4 and 5. block "M."
is. c. Hurlbert et al to W. B. Mar
tin, lots 1 and 2. Mock 2 Peddicord
& Hurlberfs Addition POO
v . e. and Ethel M. Stone to V. De
voto. lot 9. block 14. Irvlngton Park,
Richard Williams to Anna Lercti, lots
1 and, 2, block 6, Williams' Addi
tion No. 2 1
Manna H. and F. H. Brunke to
Charles J. Schnabel. lot 7. .block 6:
lot 13, block- 5, York 1
l-narlts j. and Elsa A. Schnabel to F.
H. Brunke, lot 7, block Bi.lot 13.
. block 5, York 1
Joseph M. Ltach to Maude L. Leach.
tract 20. Northern Hill Acres 1
Park Land Company to G. Burton
Best, lots 5 and 6. block 105. Uni- '
versity Park 430
jonanna M. and Mark Crandall to C.
F. Crandall, 115. G2 acrep in sections
8 and 9, township 1 north, ranee 1 .'"
west, being southwest part of Solo
mon Richards donation land claim.. 1
b. and H. Hatfield to Hugh Johnson, "
east 40 feet of lots 7 and 8. block
7, Kenworthy's Addition 2000
Moore investment Company to Oren
Demaris, lots 13 and 14. block 69.
tiattte and Jessie Thomas to Aloys
Harold, lot 32. block 2, Stanley 10
Hattie and Jessie Thomas to Aloys
Harold, lot 31, block 2. Stanley 10
J. O. and Minerva L. Elrod to C. K.
Cochran, lots 6 and 7, blocV 3. Ra-.
venswood Addition , 900
aioore investment company to it. O.
Demarls, lots 1 and 2, block 09. Ver
Aiary s. Monnastes et al to Ulrich
Abplanalp, 30 acres beginning 683.76
fet west of southeast corner of sec
tion 18, township 1 north, ranee 2
James j. and Mary Wolfs to Joseph
Woermlle, north of northeav
of nowrthwest of section 32, town- ,
ship 2 north, range I west 6
rauuna and John Stermer to Joseph
Wolfs, lot 6. block 18. Hibbard's Ad
Merchants Loan & Trust Company to
C. E. Messenger, lot 0. block 1.
Townslte of Willamette 10
nenry ana Lizzie Holman to Cath
erine E. Messenger, lot 9, block 1.
' Willamette 520
mercnants Loan & Trust Company to
C. E. Messenger, lot 14. block 8.
Townslte of Albina 10
James and catharina Hewitt to Sam
uel H. West, lot 20. block 8. Williams
Avenue Addition 1000
John L. and Josfe K. Day to Larsene
Adamsen. lot 1, block 16. Highland
Park Addition 10
John L. and Josle K. Day to Johanna
Nelson, lot 2. block 16. Highland
Park Aldltlon 10
Mount 'labor Investment Company to
- A. E. LajMey, lots 7 and 8, block In.
Katherlne; lots 11 and 12, block 12.
cnanes w. 0. wood and Nanny M.
Wood to William D. Wheelwright.
' lots 3, 4 and 6, block 22. Goldsmirh's-
. Addition .- 10
Armlnta and A. L. Deaton to Joseph
Hauser, lots 1 and 2, block 2, Ever- .
green Park 2o:
College Endowment Association to H.
M. Standings, lots 37 and 33. block
22. College Place 1000
Charles K. S. and Nanny M. wood to
John Couch Flanders, lot 15 Aber
enthy Heights; fractional block 182.
Caruthers- Addition 10
rtaipn T. and .Hortenae Ining to T.
A. Rutherford, north 24 feet of south
00 feet cf lots 1 and 2. block 4, John
Irving's First Addition 1
George L. and'Isabeile Deffenbaugh to
E. A. Jackson, lot 4 and part of lot
5, block "P," Tabor Height, lying ,
north and east of the City & Subur
ban Railway right of way - 1800
W. H. and Lillle L. Robertson to G.
L. Deffcnbaugh, lot 4 and that part
of Jot 5, block B." Tabor Heights,
lying north and east of City. A Subur
ban right of way . 1250
Have your abstracts mads b the Security
Abstract Trust Co.. 7 Chamber of Com.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
Articles of Incorporation.
THE FREE ALLIANCE BAPTIST MIS
SION Incorporators. William Kuyath, Gott
ford Gross and Emll Zlnk; capitalization,
Building Perm I Is.
FRED ELLIOTT To erect an addition
to a frame dwelling, on East Twenty-sixth,
between Klilingsorth and Surman streets;
A. E. LASLET To erect a one-sto-.-y
frame building on lots 11 and 12, block 12,
In Kensington Addition, to be used as a
dwelling, fronting on Broad street near Ed
T. C. THOMAS To erect a one-story
frame building, as a barn, fronting on East
Ninth, between East Harrison and East
Lincoln: $100. .
HUSTON At 264 Going street. December
1, to the wife of H. .L Huston, a son.
GREENLEAF In Portland. Or.. Decem
ber 18, to the wife ot W. L. Greenleaf, a
LAWRENCE At 1076 Milwaukle street.
Decemter 10, to the wife of Peter L. Law
rence, a son.
PETERSON At 80 Buck street. Decem
ber 14, to the wife of John Peterson, a son.
JOHN At 312 Cherry street. December
17. to the wife of Charles John, a daughter.
f AIKLEI At 388 Third street. Decem
ber 15. to the wife of C. D. Falrley, a
MANDY At 871 E. Everett street. De
cember 8, to the wife of William Handy, a
GR AT At the County HospHal. Decem
ber 17, Charles II. Gray, colored, a native
of Maryland, aged 66 years.
WONG KIN At 268 Taylor street. De
cember 17. infant Chinese, aged 1 month.
ECKERT At 667 Rodney avenue. De
cember 17, Elizabeth Eckert. a native of
Russian Poland, aged 70 years 10 months 5
URBACH At 7S6 East Fourteenth North.
December 17. Anna Urbach, a native of Ore
gon, aged 4 months 6 days.
BEYKOUTl At 133 N. Twelfth. Decem-
ter 17. Skee Beyrouty. a native of Oregon,
area x year.
GREENE In Portland, Or.. December IS
Thomas Greene, a native of Ireland orl
81 years 21 days.
DL'GUAY At Monlavllla. December 17
Sister Holy Heart cf Mary IDuguavt
native of Canada, aged 56 years.
Marriage Mcensm. -
WHARTON - MILLER Gerald Wharton,
Lester Herrick & Herrick
. Wells Fargo Building.
HERBERT EI.I.F.S SMITH
San Francisco Merchants Exchange
Seattle Alaska Building
Los Angeles Union Trust Building
Jew york 30 Broad Street
Chicago li9 La Salle Street
22. Vancouver. Wash.; Matilda Miller, IB,
BRIDGES-STEFFENS Roscoe C. Bridges,
26, St. Louis; Irene steffens, 20, city.
HALL-M KAY Frank Percival Hail, over
21. city; Laura R. McKay, over 18. city.
CALOF-GE.-HFIELD Nathan Calof, 23.
city: Zelda Oeshfield. 10, city.
- KAUFFMAN-TIEPERMAN Ernest H.
Kauffman, 27. city; Minnie Tieperman. 20.
HODNEY-LARSEN Oscar Hodney, 81.
city; Annte Larsen. 22, city.
A LD RICH -THOMAS Clarence V. Aldrlck.
26, city; Hazel T. Thomas, 19, city.
Wedding and visiting cards. W. O. Smith
& Co., Washington bldg.. 4th and Wash.
Wedding Invitations. Latest styles, proper
forms. $3 for 100. Alvln 8. Hawk. 144 ad.
Wlll Captain Idaho Eleven.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, Moscow.
Idaho, Dec. 19. (Special.) Leigh Savldge,
this year's All-Northwest 'end' on the
Idaho football eleven, has been elected
captain of the team for 1WS. Savldge Is
one of the best ends ever turned out In
the Northwest and. under his leadership,
Idaho is reasonably sure of a successful
year on the gridiron. The captain-elect is
a member of the junior class and a resi
dent of Boise. He is 22 years old and
weights 162 pounds. Paul Savidge, bro
ther ot the newly-elected captain has
been chosen as Idaho's manager for next
Found Dead on the Trail.
VANCOUV-KR, B, C.s Dec. 19.-Gilbert
McDonald, aged 38, government telegraph
operator at the second cabin north of
Hazelton. was found dead on the trail
this morning. He formerly lived at Nan
aimo. FOR SALE
In amounts ot $1000 and
' railing Building
Third and Washington Sts.
TO GO EAST
NEXT TRIP THY THE ORIENTAL
LIMITED THE CHEAT NOB
THEHN'S SWELL. TRAIN.
Dally to ft Paul, Minneapolis. Duluth.
St. Louis, Chicago and alt points East.
Crosses both mountain ranges by day
light. Complete modern equipment.
Including Compartment Observation
cars and elegant dining car, service.
For tickets and sleeping car reserva
tions, call or address
I H. DICKSON, C. P. A T. A.
122 Third Street. Portland. Ore.
Phones Main 680. Horn A 2284.
PORTLAND RV LIGHT POWER CO.
CARS LEA VU.
Ticket OITIce and Waiting-Room,
'- First and Alder Htreets
Oregon City 1:00. 0:25. 7:00, 7:3S.
8:10, 8:45. 0:20. 9:53. 10:a0. 11:0.".. 11:40
A. M.; 12:13, 12:50. 1:25, 2:00. 2:35, 3:10.
8:45. 4:20. 4:55, 5:30. 6:05. 6:40, 7:15,
7:00. 8:25. 9:00. 10:00, 11:00. 12:00 P. M.
Greshum. Boring, Eugle Preek, Esta
cada, C'axadero. 1-alrview and Troutdale
7:30. :30. H:30 A. M.; 1:30, 3:40.
5:44, 7:13 P. M.
Cars Leave Second and Washington Sts.
li:15. :."iil, 7:25. 8:00. 8:30. U:10, 0:45,
10:20. 10:55. 11:30 A. M. : 12:05. 12:40,
1:15. 1:50, 2:25. 3:00. 3:35. 4:10. 4:45.
6:20 5:55. 0:30. 7:03. 7:40, 8:15. B:2i.'
tl0:35. ill :45.
On third Monday in every month tha
last car leaves at 7:03 P. M.
Daily, ex. Sunday. Daily, ex. Monday.
SAN 1RANCISCO PORTLAND 83. CO.
Only direct steamers .to San Francisco.
Only ocean steamers sailing by daylight.
From Alnsworth Dock. Portland. 4 P. M.
MS (W Kii-a. ler. 28. Jan. 6. 13, etc ,
8S Senator, Dec. 81. Jan. IS, 24, etc.
From Sp-ar Street, San Francisco. 1 1 A. "M.
SS Seuator. Dec. i. Jan. 7, 19, etc.
SS Costa Rica, Jan. 1, 13, 25, etc.
JAS. H. DEWSON. Agent.
Alnsworih Dock. Main 26S.
Low Rates to Europe
Join one of our Christmas Excursions to
Great Britain. Norway, Sweden. Denmark
and Germany, leaving Portland weekly.
Excellent service and exceptionally low
rates by the Canadian Pacirtc "Empresses."
the finest, fastest and Urgest steamers be
tween St. Lawrence ports and Eurcpe.
Write for rates and booklets.
P. R. JOHNSON, PASSENUKR AGENT.
142 Third St., Portland, Or.
North Pacific S. S. Co's. Steamship
Roanoke and Geo. W. Elder
bail loi Eureka, baa l'rancuuu and
Los Augcles direct every Thursday
at S 1'. ii. Ticket office 132 Third
St., near Alder. Both phones. M.
1314. H. Youiir Agent.
COOS BAY LINE
Th steamnhiD BREAKWATER leave
Port 1 arid Wednesday ut 8 1. M. from Oak
street dock, tor Jiorth Bend, MarnlitJeld und
too Bny point Freight received till 4 P.
M. on day or sailing. Passenger fare, first
class, econd-cla8, $7. including berth
and meali. Inquire city ticket office. Third,
and Washington streets, or Oak-street dock.
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUTE
Steamer Pomona for Salem. Independence.
Albany and Corvallls. leaves Tuesday.
Thursday and Saturday at :43 A. M-
M earner Orejronla lor tSalem and -nay land'
1ng, leaves Monday. Wednesday and Friday
at ti:45 A. M.
ORKGON CITY TRANSPORTATION1 CO.,
Office and Dock l oot Taylor Street.
Phone: Mala 40; A 2231.