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PLENTY FOR SALE
ADVANCE IN BUTTER
from Oregon, and from $2.70 a hundred, the
price dropped to $2.40. This news was some
thing of a shock to local speculators, but
they declare that the slump Is only tem
porary and that as soon as the surplus is
worked off there will he a reaction.
The high prices quoted here are bringing
out offers of stock at a number of points,
the latest coming frotra holders In Heyburn.
Lincoln County, Idaho, who would like to
dispose of a few cars of fancy potatoes to
New potatoes are becoming more numerous
In the local market and are now quoted at
4H cents a pound.
COPPERS ARE WEAK
offered, 2 per cent. Time loans stronger, 60
days, 214 per cent; 90 days, 2 0 2 per
cent; six months, 3 per cent.
LONDON. May 10. Bar silver Steady.
24 d per ounce.
Money ( I per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market
for short bills is 114 1-5-16 per cent: for
three months bills, 11 5-16 per cent'
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10. Silver bars
Mexican dollars 47c "
Drafts Sight, 2c; telegraph. 5c.
Sterling on London 60 days, $4.86:
Local Market Will Be 2 Cents
In Spite of Improvement in the
Liberal Offerings of Wheat
Carry Prices Down.
THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, MAY 11. 1909.
PRICE HAS BEEN TOO LOW
City Creameries Could Not Supply
the Demand From Storage Oper
ators and Outside Sources.
Shipments of Hops.
Tliere will be a 2-cent advance in city
creamery butter thla moraine, bringing the
price up to 26 centa a pound. The S-cent
drop a week ago from 2T centa proved to be
too great, aa abowa by the bare condition of
the market since that time. The quotation
of 24 cent then made started a wave of buy
ing that cleaned up the produce aa fast as
churned and most of the creamery men found
themeelvea unable to All all their orders. Not
only did local speculators and packera grab
all the butter they oould lay their bands on.
but outside orders began coming In at a
rate that plainly showed the local market
was on too low. a basis.
Although production now la heavy, the tone
of the butter markets all along the Coast
le strong, due to the very active demand.
Prices at Ban Francisco have lately advanced
and the tendency at Seattle Is distinctly up
ward. LOCAL GRAIN MARKET 19 QUIET.
Wheat, Oats and Barley Quoted at Last
The local grain market was a dull affair
yesterday." There was a little demand for
wheat, but offerings on the market were
light and last weeek's prices were Quoted.
Oats and barley were firm and unchanged.
Foreign crop conditions are reported by the
"Liverpool Corn Trade News as follows:
United Kingdom and Spain The weather Is
favorable and the outlook for the orop la sat
isfactory. France The crop outlook Is most
ly favorable, but there are continued com
plaints being heard of the thinness of the
plant, especially in the central districts. Ger
many The outlook for the crop la mostly un
favorable. The weather la- cold and unsea
sonable and the crop backward and much re
plowlng Is considered necessary. It le gen
erally predicted that there will be liberal pur
chases of foreign wheat very aooa. Stocks
ere very light and the pcarclty of native wheat
la becoming pronounced. - Houmanla, Bulga
ria and Austria-Hungary Crop conditions on
the whole are unfavorable. The weather
has been too cold and drouth has been In evi
dence to a greater or less extent. Some
rain has fallen during the past week, but
the crops need a good general rainfall to re
lieve the drouth, as the soil in most places Is
hard. Russia The outlook . both for the
Winter wheat crop and also Spring seeding
is mostly favorable. Arrivals at the ports
ehow a moderate Increase. Italy The weather
has become seasonable, but the crop la back
ward and on the whole the outlook Is unfavor
able. Supplies are moderate and native
wheat is about exhausted. North Africa
TOrouth lajrfn evidence and the weather during
the past week has been hot. Some com
plaints of damage are heard as ja result and
rain are needed.
Loojd rtelpts. In cars, were reported by
the Merchant.- Exchange, as follows:
Vhatt Barley Flour Oats Hay
May 8-6 IS ... IS 3 22
.Total last week 32 4 67 2T 84
Weekly Grain Statistics.
The weekly grain statistics of the Merchants
American vlslbls supply
May 10, lfH 2tt.e27.000 3,002,m0
May 11. 108 t'.S.04tl.(K0 2 272 000
May 13, V.M7 S(. 127.0(H) 1 Kr3 pno
May 14. 1U0H S.1.9:m.0ti0 3.4l3'oK)
ly U. l'.H'ii 24.17ll.O00 2.103.000
Mny tt, 1004 21l.030.000 ntS4,00v
May 11, 1003 S2.44H.000 1,011.000
May 12. 1002.... 35.302.000 3,026.000
May 13. IWOl 4.-1.701,000 07.000
May 14, 100 47,021,000 2.204,000
Cargoes om passage
Week Week Week
ending ending ending
For May 8 Mav 1 May 0. '08
Vnlted King 24,040.000 24.4S0.00O 24 320 000
Continent S.7M.O00 10.320,000 l!24oioOO
Total 33.424.000 40.800.000 40,860.000
World's shipments, flour Included
Week Week Week
ending ending ending
From Mnv 8 Mav 1 May 9. 'OS
TV 8., Canada.. i,4.3.oon twia.ooo l.sati.ouo
Argentine 2. 704. OO0 1,770.000 1 744.0110
Australia 170.000 1,104.000 256,000
India rvo.ooo sos.ooo
Ianub'n porta.. 4sx.ooo Q44.000 404,0110
Kuasla 3.KU.O0O 8.OO0.000 8K6.0OO
Total 8.533,000 7.488,000 5.356.000
RAIN BENEFITS THE HOP CROP.
Two Lots at Gaston Bought by a Local
The hard rains, which wars general In
the valley, are believed to hare done much
good to the hop crop, but It will require
several days to determine this.
There is a very fair inquiry for last
year's crop, of which It is estimated that
but 1701 bales now remain In growers
Harry L. Hart has bought the Crulkshank
lot of 100 bales at Oaston at 8 oents, also
145 balea of 1907s from the same grower
at 4 centa
BAD DAY FOR STRAWBK1UUKS.
Receipts arc Large, Several Honrs Late, and
Find Smnll Demand.
The weather was against the strawberry
trade yesterday. Besides that, the Cali
fornia receipts, which were large, did not
reach the street until the middle of the day.
and consequently a good part of them
were carried over. The Dollars cleaned up
at $1.G0. but the Jessies were quoted all
the way from $1.25 down to 75 cents a
crate. No Oregon berries came In and
holdovers sold at 12 cents a pound. There
was tut little sale for cherries, which
were quoted at 75 cents to $1,50 per box.
A car of pineapples, the first straight car
ever brought here, was received In the
morning. They sold at $4.505.
FLORIDA TOMATOES ARE HIGHER.
Last Car of Superior Quality Cleans CP
The car "of Florida tomatoes, which was
received Saturday, showed up excellent In
quality and was nearly all cleaned up by
yesterday. Because of the stronger de
mand, the price was advanced to $3.50 per
A mixed car of new Early York cabbage
and new sacked carrots and turnips ar
rived. The cabbage offered at 2H centa
Teas are cleaning up fairly well. Beans
are quoted at 12 1174 cents. Two cars of
California Bermuda onions were received
and quoted at $1.50 per crate.
BAD SLUMP IN POTATO MARKET.
Frlcet at San Francisco Go Off Thirty Cents
Yhe San Francisco potato market slumped
sadly yesterday. Seventeen cars arrived
Cheese Market Is Firm.
No cheese Is due from the Coast until
the latter part of the week. Last week's
receipts have cleaned up and the market Is
There was a fair local demand for eggs
yesterday, but not much outside Inquiry.
Poultry was slow and weak all around.
Clearings of the Northwestern cities yester
day were as follows:
Portland ... .' $1,555,1)33 $101,414
Seattle . 2,417,701 4u3 561
Tacoma &40.80S 36.400
Spokane 1.354,020 104.333
Grain. Flour, Feed. Etc.
WHEAT Track prices: Bluestem milling,
$1.301.35: club. 1.20; Turkey red. 1.I6:
Valley. 11.17; 40-fold, $1.26; red Russian,
FLOUR Patents. $6.05 per barrel;
straights, $5.10; exports,. $4.70; Valley, $5.30;
graham. $5.60; whole wheat, quarters, $5.80.
CORN Whole, $35 per ton; cracked. $3S
per ton. ,
BARLEY Feed, $34-335 per ton.
OATS No. 1 white, $40 per ton.
MIL.LSTUFFS Bran. $26 50 per ton; mid
dlings, $33; shorts, $2932; chop, $2430:
rolled barley, $369 37
HAY Timothy. Wlllamef.e Valley. $14
IS per ton; Eastern Cregon, $1S20;
clover. $1112; alfalfa, $1!;14; grain hay.
$13g14; cheat, JHS14.60; vetch, il414.50.
Vegetables and Fruit.
FRESH FRUITS Apples. 65c$2.50 per
box. Strawberries. Oregon. 12c lb.; Cali
fornia, 75c4j$1.50 per crate, cherries, 75c
$1.50 per box.
POTATOES Buying price, $3 per hun
dred: new California, 4 7S4 He per pound.
SACK VEGETABLES Turnips, $1.25 pet
-ack: carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets,
$1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound.
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels. $2.25
3.25 per box. temons. tl.76$; grape fruit.
$3.50&4 per box; bananas. 5tt6e per
pound; pineapples. $4.505 per crate.
ONIONS New, $1.50 per crate.
VEGETABLES Artichokes. 600 75c doz;
asparagus. Oregon, 75c per dozen; California,
4nOc.per pound; beans, 12HS17ac; cab,
bane, 2S43Vbc per lb.; cauliflower, $l(51.25
per dozen: cucumbers, 75ctgi$l.oO per dozen:
lettuce, hothouse, $11.25 per box; lettuce,
head. 20&'5Oa per dozen; onions, 12
615c per dozen: parsley. 8."ic per dozen:
peas. 450 per pound; radishes. 15r20c
per dozen: rhubarb, 2Vfe3.o per pound;
spinach, 90c $1: tomatoes. Florida. S2 S03
3.26 per crate; Mexican, $1.75 per crate.
Dairy and Country Produce.
BUTTER City creamery, extras, 26c;
fancy outside creamery, 22H24c per
lb.; store, 18o. (Butter fat prices aver
age 1 centa per pound under regular but
EGGS Oregon ranch, 2425c per
POULTRY Hens. H'i&lSo: broilers. 28 (ffl
SOe; fryers. 22 a 25c; roosters. 10c; ducks,
HffllSc; psese. 10llc; turkeys, 20o:
squabs, $2.50 (jf 3 per dozen.
CHEESE Fancy cream twins. 17I7HO
per lb.; full cream triplets, 1717Vsc; full
cream. Young America, 18SJ1SV,C.
VEAL Extras, 9 Ho per pound; ordi
nary. SHijpOc: heavy, 78o.
PORK Fancy, 10c per pound.
Hops, Wool, Hides, Eta.
HOPS 1909 contract, 9c per pound; 1908
crop. 88i4o; 1807 crop, SJ4c; 1908 crop,
WOOL Eastern Oregon, 1821o per
pound; Valley, fine. 22tac; medium. 21 Vic;
MOHAIR Choice. 225o per pound.
HIDES Dry hides. No. 1, 16(al7o lb.;
dry kip. No. 1, 1516o pound; dry calf
ekln, 18019o pound; salted hides, 9Vac;
salted calfskin, 13314o pound; green, lo
FURS No. 1 skins: Angora goat, $1 to
$1.25; badger. 25&50c; bear, SeSO; beaver,
$6.50(38.50; cat, wild, 75c$1.50; cougar,
perfect head and claws. $3jjli0; fisher, dark,
$7.60 11; pale, $4.90 7; fox. cross. $3
to $5; fox. gray. 00 SOc; fox. red, $35;
fox, silver. $35 to $100- lynx. $815;
marten, dark. $812; mink. $4.50fd 5.50;
murkrat. 15&'25c; otter. $2.504; raccoon.
60(37uc; sea otter. 100 (j: 2.10 as to size and
color; skunks. B580o: civet, cat. 1015c;
wolf, $233; coyote, 75c$1.26: wolverine,
dark, $3S; wolverine, pale. $2g 2.50.
CASCARA BARK Per pound. 6o.
Groceries, Dried Fruits. Etc
DRIED FRUITS Apples. pet" lb.;
peaches, 7(4 8c; prunes. Italians, BViSfa'ac;
prunes, French. 45i6c; currants, unwashed,
cases, tM.tc; currants, washed, cases, 10c;
he's, white fancy, 60-lb. boxes. 6S4c; dates,
7 V, tp 7 H c.
SALMON Columbia River. 1-lb. tails,
$2 per dozen; 2-lb. talis. $2.95; 1-pound
Hats. $2.10Vi Alaska Pink. 1-pound tails. Sac
red. 1-pound talis, $1.45; sockeyes, 1-pound
COFFEE Mocha. 2428c; Java, ordinary.
IJft-SOc; Costa Rica, fancy. 1820c; good,
1T,1.S.y ordinary, 124 10c per pound.
NUTS Walnuts, 12H 18c per pound by
sack; Brazil nuts. 16c; filberts, 15c; pecans,
7c: almonds, 13 14c; chestnuts. Italian,
11c: peanuts. raw, 5fcC; plnenuts, lofa)
1-e; hickory nuts. 10c: cocoanuts. 90c per
SUGAR Jranulated. $8.05; extra C, $5.55:
goldtn C, $5.45; fruit and berry sugar SOUS
Honololu plantation. fine grain, '$6 00 "
plain bag. $3.85; beet granulated, $3.85;
SY,bf? tbsrrel). 6.5; powdered (barrel.
$0.30; Terms: On remittances within 15
days, deduct He per pound; if later than 15
days and within 30 days, deduct ic per
pound. Maple sugar, 1518c per pound.
SALT Uranulated, $18 per ton. $1.90 per
bale; naif ground, 100s. $7.50 per ton; 60s.
s per ton.
PORTLAND LIVESTOCK MARKET.
Prices Current Locally on Cattle, Sheep and
Offerings of livestock yesterday were not
heavy, as a good part of the receipts over
Sunday went on to the Sound. In its general
features the market showed little change
beyond a steadier feeling in sheep, as most
of the local supply has been worked off.
Lamba, however, were dull. Cattle were firm
and stock that It would otherwise have been
hard to move, sold readily because of the
scarcity. The hog market showed Its cus
tomary strength. Considerable shipments
from the East for packers are expected this
week. The total arrivals yesterday were 60
cattle, 09 hogs, 624 sheep and 10 horses.
Late sales at the yards Included 19 cows,
average weight. 737, $3; 2 cows, average
weight, 875, $2.50; 3 cows, average weight.
Local prices quoted at the yards yester
day were as follows:
CATTLE Steers, top. $5.60 5.7o ; fair to
good, $5.00(i5.25; common to good, $4 60
4.75; cows, top, $4.254.60; fair to good,
$3.54.2.; common to medium. $2.503 50
calves. top. $5.00 : jj T3.50 ; heavy. 3.f.O (y 4 00
bulls and stags, $3.00(6 3.60; common. $200
HOGS Best. 7.E07.75; fair to good,
$7.2o(& 7.50; stockers, $6.0066.50; China,
SHEEP Top wethers. $4.004.50; fair to
good. $3.50(04.00; ewes. He less on all
grades; yearlings, best. $4.50; fair to good.
4.00 0 4.25; Spring, lambs. $5.
Eastern Livestock Markets.
KANSAS CITY, May 10. Cattle Receipts,
8000. Market, weak. Native steers. $3.0o$
6.S5; native cows and heifers, $3.006,25;
stockers and feeders. $4.00(g5.85; bulls, $3.60
S?5.25; calves, $3.757.(K; Western steers,
$5.ii.60: Western cows $3.75(65.50.
Hogs Receipts, ll.OoO. Market, weak to Bo
lower. Bulk of sales. $8.7567. 20; heavy, 87.10
ftr7.25: packers and butchers, $6.85(7.20; light,
$6.60a7.00; pig $5.250 6.50.
Sheep Receipts. 800O. Me-ket, lOc higher.
Muttons. $5.5O''c!6.80; lambs, $7.009.25; weth
ers and yearling, $5.007.75; ewes, $3.75
OMAHA." May 10. Cattle Receipts, 8800.
Market, steady to easlelv Western steers. $3.54
Si6.M; Texas meers, $3.O0'5 5.25; cows and
heifers. $2.8505.35: " cannt'rs, $2.50G?3.75;
stockers and feeders, $3.MX5.60; calvea, $3.25
$6.75: bulls and etagt. $3.o0(&5.25.
Hogs Receipts. 54oO. Market, steady to
lower. Heavy, $7.0u& 7.20: mixed. $0.90:5 7.00;
light. $S.8(i7.06i pigs. $5.00Sj6-00: bulk of
Sheeii Receipts. S500. Market, lOifflSe high
er. Yearlings. $5.75((i6.73; lambs, $7.25(5-8.40.
CHICAGO, May 10. Cattle Estimated re
ceipts. 25.000. Market, steady. 10c lower.
Beeves. $5.001T7.2o; Texas steers. $4. 60&5.75;
Western eiteera. $4.705.75; stockers and feed
ers. $2.6"5.6o: cows asHi heifers. $2.40j6.1o;
H"? Estimated receipts. 40.O00. Market.
He lower. Light. $6.80 7.25; mixed. $6.90
7.S5: heavy. $7.00$? 7 .37 ia ; rough. $7.004i" lo;
good to choice heavy, $7.10j7.37H; Pigs, $5.75
tlUtlS; bulk of sales, $7.157.3.
Shoep Estimated receipts. 13.O00. Market,
strong. 10c higher. Native. $4.0o3j6.00; West
ern. $4.2."tf6.60; yearling, $6.3017.60: lambs,
native, $.25ii9.10; Western. 36.75u9.6o.
STATEMENT IS DISCOUNTED
Subsidence of Speculative Interest in
the Market and Decided Reac
tion in Prices in the
NEW YORK. May 10. There was a falling
off In speculative interest and activity In
the stock market. Without any pronounced
reversal in the tone, operators were less dis
posed to accept the lead offered by the build
ing up of special stocks. Prices reacted
more positively In the final dealings.
. Improvement In the copper trade was
proved by the April statistics of the Copper
Producers' Association, but the copper in
dustrials were rather heavier than the gen
eral list. It was apparent that last week's
speculation . In the ooppera had been in an
ticipation of the effect of these figures.
The great growth In reasoning powers ia
the general speculative public, which k one
of the feature of the period, had driven the
speculators to advance a step beyond the
old process o: selling on good news to that
of selling In anticipation of good news and
oa rumors of good news.
The official statement of today Bhows a fur
ther Increase of surplus stocks, although the
amount Is small, less than 1,000,000 pounds,
and much the smallest Increase for any
month for a long time Efforts were made
to correct the bad effect of the shortcoming
of the statement compared with the predic
tion by repohts of very heavy sales made
since the first of the month and by explana
tions of delay In deliveries, which had been
expected to figure in the month, by obstruc
tions to lake shipments. The heavy tone of
the coppers persisted In spite of these ex
planations. The return from Europe of a capitalist of
large influence in them was supposed to be
associated with the movement In the Rock
Island stocks and certain Industrials.
Lending rates for fixed periods were marked
up again in the money market. Foreign ex
change rates also were firm and near the gold
Total bond sales, par value, $5,868,000.
United States bonds were unchanged oa call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Allis Chalmers pf.. 400
Amal Copper . 32,9oo
Am Agricultural. .' 300
Am Beet Sugar.. 3,800
Am Can pf 12,400
Am Car & Foun. 7,500
Am Cotton Oil... 9.SO0
Am H4 & Lt pf. 1,900
Am dee Securi.. fi,000
Am Linseed Oil..
Am Locomotive... 2.600
xiign. low, na,
Am smeit sc Ref. 17,400
ao preierrea . . .
Am Sugar Ref...
Am Tel & Tel....
Am Xpbacco pf...
1,300 110i 109
ow 1344 133
Mia Co 8.1u0
do preferred .
U4 it 10414
Ati coast ijlne aito i';Tii
Bait & Ohio 6.40O '115i 11414
Bethlehem Steel. '. i'ooo
Brook Rap Trail.. 16,100
1.800 1 80
Central of N J..
Ches & Ohio....
Chicago & Alton..
Chicago Gt West.
Chicago & N W-.
2,000 183 V4
C, M & St Paul.. 26,700
C, C, O & St L. . . 20O
Colo Fuel & Iron.. 4.500
Colo & Southern
do 1st preferred. 100
do 2d preferred.
Consolidated Gas.. 8,000 1SST4
Del & Hudson.. 'H
1 & R Grande . . .
do 1st preferred.
do 2d preferred.
General Electric. .
Gt Northern Df . . .
3.700 24 54
1,6(10 1C0 159
5.100 146V4 145
Gt Northern Ore.. 6,000
jui.nois uentral ...
Interborough Met. .
do preferred ...
Inter Harvester ..
Iowa Central ....
K C Southern ...
do preferred . . .
Louis & Nashville
Minn & 6t L
M. St P A S S M.
Missouri Pacific. .
Mo, Kan & Texas 11.500
do preferred ... . 100
National Biscuit.. 600 107
National Lead-... 2,800 8ST4
Mex Nat Ry 1 Df
N Y Central 11,400 132 131 V,
N Y. Ont & West. 2.100 49 48$1
Norfolk & West..
People's Gas ....
P, C C & St L. . .
Pressed Steel Car.
Pullman Pal Car
Ry Steel Soring..
000 30 44
11444 114 j,
60O 42 44
60O 1S7 44
Reading 72.000 152
Republic Steel ... 1,700 27 44
do preferred . 800 87
Rock Island Co... 53,100 .3034
do preferred ... 7,300 72
St L & S F 2 pf. ' 1,100 4614
Si L Southwestern 500 25
do preferred ... 700 60
Sloes-Sheffield .... 1.700 8144
ooutnern r'acinc.. 11,200 122'.4
do preferred . . . 200
Southern Railway. 2.900
do preferred ... 300
Tenn Copper .... 2,200
Texas & Paclflo.. 3,000
Tol, St L ft West. 200
. 66,100 188
. 9. 60O 80
. 4,800 40
. 79.600 57 '.4
. 8.7O0 119
TJ S Realty
U S Rubber
U S Steel
do preferred . . .
Utah Copper . . .
do preferred ... 15.7oo
Western Md 3,100
Westtnghouee Elec 700
Western Union ... 1,200
Wheel & L Erie.. 1,000
Wisconsin Central. 300
Total sales for- the day, 700. 500 shares.
NEW YORK, May 10. Closing quotations:
U. S. ref. 2s reg.l0114N Y C Q 314... 9314
do coupon. ... 101 iNorth Pacific 3sj 74
TJ. S.-Sa reg. ... IOI 1 North Pacific 4s. 103
do coupon. ... 3'J2 South Pacific 4s. 91
TJ S new 4s yeg.119 -JL'nion Pacific 4s. 102
do coupon. .120 jWiscon Cent 4s.. 95
D & R a 4s 1)0. Japanese 4s 86
Stocks at London.
LONDON, May 10. Consols for money.
84 ; do for account. 84 15-16.
Anaconda 10)N. Y. Central. ..1S5H
Atchison 112 iNorflBT & vVest. . 94
do nref 106 do pref 90
Bait & Ohio 118 lOnt & West 50
Can pacific. .14 Pennsylvania
Ches & Ohio. 80 Rand Mines.
Chi Grt West... 5 Readln
C. M. & S. P 156
Southern Ry . . .
De Beers 13
D & R d 52 ;4
do pref 90
do 1st pf 51
do 2d pf 41
Grand Trunk... 21
. . 5314
L'nion Pacific. .
do pref.' . .
U s Steel
do pref. . . . . .
111 Central 1501i
L & n 14214
Mo K & T.
44 lil Amal Copper 85
Money, Exchange, Etc
NEW YORK. May 10 Prime mercantile
paper. 3$r4 per cent.
Sterling exchange Firm, with actual busi
ness In bankers' bill at $4.8615 4.8625 for
60-day bills and at $4.8760 for demand.
Commercial bills $4.S5 4f 4.86.
Bar sliver 53c. . .
Mexican dollars 44c.
Government and railroad bonds Steady.
Money on call Steady. 12 per cent;
ruling rate, 2 per cent; closing bid and
Dally Treasury Statement
WASHINGTON. May 10. Today's treasury
Oold coin and bullion 9 44 0R1. 622
Gold certificates KH.042.500
Available cash balance 124,014,540
Dried Fruit In New York. ,
NEW YORK. May 10. Evaporated apples,
steady. Fancy, 8449c; choice, 7(7c;
prime, 66c; common to fair. 55c.
Spot prunes, 2 to 12c, new crop Cali
fornia fruit; 6 44 to 9c for Oregon 40-50s to
Apricots, firm. Choice, lOylOHc; extra
choice, lO44i'0c; fancy. 11 13c.
Peaches, quiet. Choice, 6(&6c; extra
choice, 66c; fancy, 7844c.
Raisins, steady. Loose muscatel, 344
414 c; choice to fancy seeded. 4(&'6c; seed
less, 35c: London layers, $L201.30.
ADVANCES AT SEATTLE
EGGS AND BUTTER FIRMER ON
Three Carloads of California Straw
trerries Are Expected by Job
bers This Morning.
SEATTLE, Wash. May 10- (Special.)
Eggs Advanced 1 cent on all outside orders
today and will be a cent, higher locally in
the morning. The price to be generally
quoted will be 29 centa. Tbe supply Is
falling oft materially and dealers look for
several large Northern order to be placed
Sutter was firm, due largely to the re
port circulated on he exchange this morn
ing that the Portland market was higher.
In the face of the active demand and the
higher market In Oregon, an advance here
this week would not surprise many well
A ear of celery, tomatoes and pineapples
is due here from Florida Wednesday.
It waa reported on the street late this
afternoon that three carloads of berries
will be in tonight. Berries were weak to
day and what poor stock was offering went
at low prices.
QUOTATIONS AT SAN FRANCISCO.
Prices Paid for Produce In the Bay City
SAN FRANCISCO, May JO- The follow
ing prices were Quoted In the produce mar
Onions Oregon, nominal.
Millstuffs Bran, $-iS.6U(tf 30; middlings.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, J 2-25 2.4ft ;
6a Unas Burbanks, nominal; sweets. SI. 60
Vegetables Hothouse cucumbers, 50c 1 ;
garlic, 8310c; green peas, 75c$1.5; string
beans, 6 lOc; asparagus, 60c & $1.75; toma
toes. $1&1.25; egg plant. 20.3 25c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 24 c; creamery
seconds, 24c; fancy dairy, 23
Poultry Roosters, old, 45; young, $9
12 ; broilers, small, $2.50" 3.60 ; broilers,
large, $4a6.50; fry-ars, 78.50; hens, fo
10; ducks, old $55.50: young, $6 8.
Eggs Store, 26c; fancy ranch, 20
Cheese New,. 13'i 14c; young America,
Wool South Plains and San Joaquin, 10
tg16c; Mountain, 6j&10c; Nevada, 13()18c.
Hay Wheat, $23 p 27 ; wheat and oats,
$22(&25; alfalfa, $18017; stock, $711;
straw, per bale, 60 85c.
Fruits A p plea. choice. $1.50; common,
BOc; bananas, 75ci&$3; limes, $4.603;
lemons, choice, $3.25; commons, $1; orangca,
$1.256 3.00; pineapples, $34. .
Receipts Flour, 2720 sacks; wheat. 30
centals; barley, 99S5 centals; oats, 185 cen
tals; corn, 90 centals; potatoes, 210 sacks;
bran, 40 sacks; middlings, 10 sacks; hay,
770 tons; wool, 2034 bales; hides, 760.
Eastern Mining Stocks.
BOSTON". Mav 1 0 rinaln m.ntoHiHi..
Adventure 8Mont C & C...
Arls ( "om iiu
Shannon . . . . .
U S Mining.!..
U 8 Oil
North Butte . .
Butte Coal 26
Cal & Ariz. 3 04
Col & Hecla....650
Copper Range.. $0!
Daly West a
Greene Cananea 11,
Isle Roy&ie 27
Mass Mining.... 14
NEW YORK. May 10. Closing quotations:
Brunswick Con. 6
Com Tun stock. 27
do bonds 17
C C & Va 68
Horn Silver 65
Iron Silver 125
Leadvillo Con... 4fJ
Little Chief 10
Ontario . 42S
Yellow Jacket... 00
NEW YORK. May 10. The London tin
market was higher today, with spot quoted
at 133 5s and futures at 134 2s 6d. The
local market was quiet but higher at
Copper advanced to 59 10s for spot and
G0 5s for futures In London. The local
market was firm and a shade higher with
lake quoted at 13. 12 13.37 c; electro
lytic at 1275(313c, and casting at 12.62
Lead was higher in the London market
at 13 7s 6d.
Locally the market was firm with an ad
vancing tendency, spot being quoted at
4.25 fy 4.30c.
.Spelter was lower at 21 15s, in London.
The local market w&s quiet but unchanged
at 0.02 5.07 e.
The English iron market was higher at
48c 9d for Cleveland warrants. Locally the
market Is steady. No. 1 foundry Northern
at $16 16.50; No. 2 Northern. $15.75 Q
16.25; No. 1 Southern and No. l Southern
soft at $15.75 16.26.
Dairy Produce la the East.
CHICAGO, May 10. Butter, easy. Cream
eries, 2225c; dairies, 19 24c.
Eggs Easy ; at mark, cases Included,
firsts, 20o; prime firsts. 20c.
Cheese Steady; daisies, 15c; twins, 14
16c; Young Americas, 1414c; long
horns, 14 14 c.
NEW YORK, May 10. Butter Easier.
'Creamery specials, 2727c; thirds to ex
Cheese Weak and lower. New state full
cream specials, 1313c.
Eggs Weak. Western storage packed, 22c,
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK, May 10. Coffee closed dull,
net unchanged to 5 points lower. Sales
were reported of 12,250 bags, including
May at 7c, and July and September at
6 55c. Spot, quiet; No. 7 Rio, 884c; No.
4 -Sxmtos, S?s 9c. Mild- quiet; Cordova,
Sugar Raw, steady. Fair refining, 3.36c;
centrifugal.' 96 test, 3.8ttc; molasses sugar,
3-llc. Refined, quiet; crushed, 5.65c; pow
dered. 5.05c; granulated, 4.95c.
London Wool Sales.
LONDON, May 10. The 13,664 bales
offered at the wool auction sales today
brought out strong competition and prices
ruled firm and against buyers. Scoured me
rinos realized 2 3d, and lower grades
were dearer than the opening sales.
Americans were active and paid Is SdQ1 la
4 d for greasy merinos and crossbreds.
Purchases have averaged 1000 bales a day
since the opening.
Copper Stocks on Hand. .
NEW YORK, May 10. The monthly
statement of the Copper Producers' Asso
ciation for April, made public today, shows
the stock of marketable copper of all
kinds on hand in the United States, April
1, 182.279,902. pounds.
Wool at- St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, May 10. Wool, higher. Terri
tory and Western mediums, 232Sc; fine
mediums, 20 2.4c; fine, 1520c. .
Hops at London.
LIVERPOOL, May 10. .Hops in London,
Pacific coast, steady, t2li 10s.
WEAK NEARLY ALL DAY
Bearish Reports of the Growing
CrP Foreign ' Markets Are
iower First Prices Are
CHICAGO. May IB. Wheat was weak all
day with the exception of a brief period
at the start, when a moderately Arm ton.
prevailed, owing- to covrtn, by shorts. Of
fering's were liberal and the market lacked
substantial support, exoept on the severe
breaks. News was largely of a bearish na
ture, advices regarding the condition of
growing- wheat In this conn try being more
optimistic than of late and statistics also
were unfavorable, to the bulls. Foreign
markets were also weak, duo to a large
extent to greatly increased shipments of
wheat from Russia and India.
At th opening prloes were unchanged to
o higher, with July at 11.14 to 1.14
and September ai 11.00 to 1.06. After
the first quarter of. an hour a heavy tone
developed and prices began to decline, which
continued Intermittently the remainder of
the day. The opening figures were the
highest of the session. The low point for
July was touched at 1.12H and for Sep
tember at 11.05 . Final quotations on these
deliveries were $1,129, 1.12 and J1.05H
1.06 JO respectively. '
Although offerings of corn failed to show
Increase the market was weak. July de
livery sold between t7e and 68 He. The
close was weak with prices ttloto Ho
below Saturdays final figures, with July
Reported frosts last night extending far
Into Illinois and Missouri had little effect
on the oats market, the opinion being gen
eral that little damage had been done. The
heavy tone of corn, was chjefly responsible
for the weakness throughout the session.
At the close, prices were a shade to
lower than the previous close, with July at
Provisions ware quiet and steady all day,
a good demand for cash meats offsetting a
5c decline in live hogs. At the close prices
were unchanged to Be higher.
The leading futures rangad as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
May. SI. 27V fti 97ji oet nw
July 1.14 1.14 4 i'IjS if
?fpt J-XS 1-06 1.0S14 1.05
Dec...... 1.05 1.08 1.02 1.04
May. . . ,
72 .72 .70 .7H4
.68 .68 .67 .68
.68 .68 .68 .68
.6814 t .68H .677, .68
.61 .61 .61 .614
-4 .43 .43
.44 .44 .4 .44
Sept. .. .
May 17.9S 17T95 17.90 17.90
July 18.10 18.10 18.05 18.05
Sept 18.05 18.05 18.05 18.05
Wnv In go ii in . r -in . ..
V'..... u.o7 AU.OW f
July 10.40 10.42 10.37 10.87
bept 10.60 10.66 10.60 10.60
July 90 9.92 9 90 9.90
Sept 9.97 10.00 9.87 9.97
Cash quotations were as follows:
Rye No. 2. 8486e.
Barley Feed or mixing, 6868c; fair to
choice malting, 69tg'70c.
Flax seed No. 1 Southwestern, 81.56:
No. 1 Northwestern, 81.68.
Timothy seed 83.80.
Total clearances of wheat and flour were
equal to 3S3.000 bushels. Primary receipts
were 639.000 bushels, compared with 459,000
bushels the corresponding day a year ago.
The visible supply of wheat In the United
States decreased 2,998,000 bushels for the
week. Ther amount of breadstuff on ocean
passage ' decreased 1,288.000 bushels. Esti
mated receipts for tomorrow: Wheat, 11
cars; corn, 177, cars; oats, 285 cars: bogs,
Flour, barrels 19,000 11.800
Wheat, bushels 253.400 56,200
Corn, bushels... 137,600 67 600
Oats, bushels 239,100 142.200
Rye, bushels 3,000 2 000
Barley, bushels 39.000 20,600
Grain and Produce at New Tork.
NEW TORK, May 10. Flour Receipts,
18.000 barrels; exports, 19,700 barrels. Mar
ket, quiet and without change in prices.
Wheat Receipts, 182.400 bushels. Spot,
easy; No. a red. 8 1.43 1-45 elevator and
$1.45 nominal f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 North
ern Duluth. 1.83'f. o. b. afloat; No. 2
hard Winter, $1.32 f. o. b. afloat. Trad
ers who expected help from hull leaders
in Chicago were disappointed today. Prices
had a severe decline, cloelng lc to lc
net lower. The Southwest rains and rapid
progress with Spring wheat seeding also
had an effect on sentiment. May closed
SI. 34; July. $1.19; September, $1.18.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10. Whsat
Wheat Shipping. $2.102.15 per cental;
Barley Feed, $1.62 01.60 per cental;
brewing, $1.62 1.65.
OatsRed, $2.052.1S per cental; white,
$2.1B2.25: black, nominal.
Call board sales:
Wheat No trading.
Barley May, $1.57 per cental; Decem
Corn Large yellow, $1.701.75.
European Grain Markets.
LONDON, May lO. Cargoes, sellers firm
er. Walla Walla, on passage. Is to Is 3d
higher, at 44s to 44s 8d.
English country markets, quiet; French
country markets, quiet.
LIVERPOOL, May lO. Wheat. July, 8s
11 d: September, Ss 5d; December, 8s 3 d.
Wheat at Seattle.
SEATTLE, May 10. No milling quota
tions. Export wheat, bluestem, $1.24; red,
$1.09; club, $1.14. Receipts Wheat, 1 cars;
oats, three cars.
Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA, May 10. Wheat Milling blue
stem, $1.2o1.30; club. $1.14. Export, blue
stem, $1.24; club, $1.14; red, $1.09.
Flaxseed at Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 10. Flaxseed closed
- Visible Supply of Grain.
NEW TORK, May 10. Tho visible sup
ply of grain in the United States Saturday,
May 8. as compiled by the New Tork Pro-
duce Exchange, is as follows:
Corn 2.175.000 1,427,000
Oats .' 7.8H7.000 111.000
Rye 3r,6.000 6S.000
Barley 2. 033.000 660.000
The visible supply of wheat in Canada
last Saturday was 10,457,000 bushels, an ia-
crease of 445,000.
Sew Tork Cotton Market.
NliW TORK, May lO. Cotton futures
closed steady. May, 10.60c; June, 10.43c;
July, 10.39c; August. 10.33c; September,
10.28c; October. 10.28c; November, 10.25c;
December, 10.25c; January and March,
NEW TORK, May 10. Cotton Spot closed
quiet. Mid-uplands, 10.90c; mid-Gulf, 11.13c.
Sales, 2700 bales.
Elgin Butter Market.
ELGIN, III., May 10. Butter Firm at
25c Sales for the week, 579,000 pounds.
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