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4 TOE 3IORXDG OREGOyiAX, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13. 1909. 15
MPORTS OF WOOL
Big Business Done Last Year
in Foreign Clips.
ALMOST THE RECORD
On-Third of the Product Coimumcd
in the United States Is Grown In
Foreign Countries Oregon
Hop Crop Is Expanding.
Woo Importations Into the United 6tate In
th. fiscal year Just ended exceeded those of
any earlier year except ISflT. when abnormal
import at lone were male In view of the pros
pective transfer of "wool from the free to the
dutiable lLat. The total quantity of wool
Imported In the fiscal year lurl ended wu
946.S0O.OCO pounds, against 1:6.000.000 in 19C8.
203.000.0CO In H9.0O0.0OO In 1905 and
8il.000.000 In 1887.
About one-third of the wool consumed In
the United State U Imported, the remaining-two-thirds,
speaking; in general terms, belnf
produced at home. Flfrure Juat complied
ly the bureau of statistics of the Department
of Commmaroe and Labor show that the
quantity of wool Imported Into the United
Etatea In the decade ending with the fiscal
year 1908 waa 1.824.000.000 pounda, of which
.bout 40.000.000 pounda waa re-exported. The
quantity produced In the United S la tea during
the ten years ending with the calendar year
1908 waa Z963.00O.00O pounda, of which
about 5. 000. 000 pounds were exported. This
snakes the total consumption of wool In. the
United States In the decade Just ended about
8.750.000.000 pounda. of which about 38 per
cent was Imported and the remainder pro
Cured at home.
During the Immediately preceding decade
that ending with the calendar year 1898 and
the fiscal year 1S98-99 the wool Imports ag
ar, rated, in round terms. 1.600. 000, 0X pound,
and domestic production 2.S30.ono.ono pounds:
and deducting the small quantities exported,
the consumption of wool In the United States
during the decade named Is found to be about
4.4O0.O00.0O0 pounds, of which 35 per cent
was of foreign production end the remainder
produced In the United States.
It thus appears that the average annual
consumption of wool In the United States dur
ing the decade Just ended waa about 475.000.
C pounds, of which a little over one-third
waa imported and the remainder produced at
home, and that In the Immediately preceding
decade the average annuA consumption of
wool was 440.000.000 pounds, of which the
importations and domeetio production showed,
respectively, about the same proportions as
In the decade Just ended.
The value of the wool Imported Into the
United States during the fiscal year Just end
ed was, according to figures published by
the bureau of statistics. 45.00O,O0O. against
t4I.5C0.000 In 1907. 4,2SO.0OO in 1805 and
IS3.2SO.OO0 in 187. the year of the highest
record of quantities Imported. The stated
value of the wool Imported Into the United
Elates during the decade ending with the fis
cal year 1909 was f213.0O0.O0O, and In the
decade ending June 30, 1S99, 360.500.000.
Of the wool Imported Into the United Slates
during the year Just ended, the United King
dom supplied over $19,000,000 worth, or more
than 42 per cent of the total; South America
about $8,000,000 worth and Asia and Oceania
ver il3.0O0.0OO worth.
HOP CBOr MAT BR 100.000 J1AX.ES.
That the Quality Will Be Superior Is Now
A crop of 1C0.0O0 bales of hops in Oregon
this year la a possibility. The dealers have
rot got their Ideas up to that figure yet, but
they are all Inclined to raise their late esti
mates, and a cumber of them concede that
the crop of last year, which waa about 93.000
bales, will, be surpassed. The frequent show
ers during the Summer months brought the
backward vines to about their normal condi
tion, while the fruitage Is better now than
It was a year ago at this time. The burrs
re not only better developed and more even
ly distributed, but are heavier In lupulin than
they were last year. It fa also likely that a
fuller percentage of the crop will be gathered,
unless something unfavorable happens at the
The crop scare, which agitated some of
the hopmen a short time ago, has about passed
wax. Reports at hand yesterday were that
yards which recently were seriously overrun
with lice are now almost clean, notwithstand
ing the fact that they were not sprayed. The
hot sun was responsible for the eradication of
vermin In such yard. In other yards, where
the vines were sprayed, conditions are re
garded as quite satisfactory.
Should Oregon have a full crop of hops of
good quality. It will be a matter of congratu
lation to all concerned, for It Is practically
soured bow that high prices will prevail as
result of the short crops In Europe.
The market at the moment is quiet, as Is ts
be expected with the picking season so near
at hand. One or two small contracts at 20
cents are the only transactions reported In
this state In the past week.
TONE OF WHEAT MARKET STEADY.
Fair Amount of Business Reported by the
Local Trade. t
Trade la the wheat market yesterday was
of good proportions, though It could not be
called an active market. A lively trade Is
looked for next week, when the best part of
threshing will be over In the principal dis
tricts. The tone of the market yesterday
was out steady and the Impression ts gain
ing ground that the bottom of the market
has been reached. Bluestem was quoted by
most buyers at 83 cents and club at 88 cents,
though some of the dealers held that 87 cents
eas full value for the latter.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Monday 31 2 1 1
Tuesday 21 4 A 9
Tear auo 42 A .. 2 22
Total last week . . . .64 10 9 14 93
WARM WEATHER SELLS FKt IT FAST.
Front Street Finds It Difficult to Get Suf
The warm weather has caused a strong
demand for fruits of all kinds and the
Front-street dealers find It difficult to get
supply sufficient for their needs. Tester
day's receipts were sgaln large but every
thing that was In good marketable con
dition cleaned up. Six cars of watermelons
were received and sold about as fast as
The stock of peaches, both Oregon and
California, was Inadequate, but better sup.
ply Is expected from Ashland today. Craw
fords and Elbertas held firm at tl box.
There was a good demand for fancy grapes,
both Muscats and Tokays, but they were
scarce. A good many Malagas wene offer
ing and the best brought $1.25, but a large
portion of the last car was poor In quality,
having been picked in the wet. Black
graces wars abundant. The supply of black
berries continues light and they held firm
at 11.65 3 1-75 per crate.
The tomato market is weakening under
more liberal receipts, both of local and
of "California stock.
Good Demand for Poultry.
The demand for poultry exceeds the sup
ply and prices are ruling very flfm. Chick
ens move at 15 to 1( cents.
There Is a good demand for strictly fresh
eggs at 27" cents, but storage and Eastern
eggs are harder to dispose of.
Butter and cheese continue firm at un
Clearings of the Northwestern cities yes
terday were as follows:
1.045. IT! 75517
Grain. Floor. Feed. Etc.
WHEAT Track prices: New crop, blue
rtera. 93c: cluo. S8c; red Russian, S6H;c; Val
ley. oOc: Turkey red. SSc; 40-fold, 89V4c
FLOUR Patents, $0.25 per barrel;
straight.". $5.30: exports, new. 4.10; Valley.
H.ZH; graham. .S.tSO, whole wheat, quarters.
BARLEY Feed. $25. 50 326; brewing,
t2ri.S0 4j27 per :ton.
OATS New crop. 27.502S.50 per ton.
CORN Whole 3t; cracked. ?7 per ton.
MILLSTUFFS Bran. M per ton; mid
dlings. 133; shorts. $232: chop. 22j 29;
rolled barley, $32.5033.n0.
HAT New crop: Timothy. Willamette
Valley. 12Sia per ton; Eastern Oregon,
1718; mixed. $15.50 18 50; alfalfa.
$13 50; clover. H1913; cheat, $13 314 50.
GKA1.V BAGS 5c each.
Dairy and Country Produce.
BUTTER City creamery, extras, 31 He:
fancv outside creamery, 27H&81V4C per
pound; store, 2120. (Butter fat prices
average lHc per pound under regular but
ter prices.) .
EGGS Oregon ranch, candled. 27
27 c per dosen.
POULTRY Hens. 156 lc: Springs, 1JH
lSc; roosters. sftlOc: ducks, young,
4il3c: geese, young. 10 11c; turkeys. 20c;
squabs. $1.75 9 2 per dozen.
CHEESE Full cream twins. ITQnHe per
pound; young Americas, 18f?18c.
PORK Fancy, 11 11 Vic per pound.
VEAL Extra, V810o per pound.
Vegetables and Fruits.
FRESH FRUITS Apples, new, $182.25
per box; pears. $1.5'S2 per box; peaches.
"Sc5Jl per crata; cantaloupes. $1.50i2.50
per crate; rlums. 35f75c per box; wter
melona, WSliC per pound; grapea, .5c
$1.40; blackberries. $1.65g.l.75 per crate;
casabas. $l.r0$2. per dozen.
POTATOES Oregon. 75c (9 U per sack;
sweet potatoes. Sc. per pound.
SACK VEGETABLES Turnips. $1 1.25
per sack; carrots. $1.2591.50; beets. $1.50.
TROPICA L FRUITS Valenclas. $3350;
lemons. fancy. $u.507; choice, $588:
grapefruit, $3 per box; bananas, 585'-iC
fcr pound: pineapples. $1.7a(5'2 par dozen.
ONIONS New. 11.25 per sack.
VEGETABLES Beans. 4fi5c; cabbage. 1
Crlc per pound: cauliflower. 4oca$l
per dozen; oelery, 50c$$l per dozen; corn.
1541 20c per dozen: cucumbers. 1520c per
dozen: eftgpiant. ft-fflOc per pound: onions.
124 4?15c per dozen; parsley, 850 per dozen;
peas, 7c per pound: peppers. Sft'lOc per
pound: radishes. 15c per dozen; spinach.
5c per pound: squash. 6c; tomatoes, 75ccu$l.
MILLS HEAVY BUYERS
ACTIVE MOVEMENT IV BOSTON
Largest Dealings Are in Territory
Stock Prices Continue Firm
Throughout the List.
BOSTON, Aug. 17. The movement to the
mills in the local wool market continued
ieavy. . with no reoesslon of prices. Tht
largest dealings are still in territory stock,
although a good demand Is reported in other
lines, while' good SAks ere reported In pulled
lambs' wool and, the foreign product. The
leading quotations follow:
Texas Fine, 12 months. 73S7.V: fine, 6 to
8 months, 6if70c: fine Fall. 5SW.
California Northern. BSgTOc; middle county,
63ffic; Fall free, 50020.
Oregon Eastern No. I staple, 72ff75c: East
ern clothing. 6tSc; Valley No. 1. S7.riXo.
Territory Fine staple. iSgTRo: fine medium
staple, tifi(J72c: fine medium clothing. fi4c6Hc:
half-blood. 674Jc; three-eighths-blood, 64
67c: querier-blood, (WQe.
Pulle.1 Kxtra. 70tj74c; fine, 63g86c; A su
Wool at St. Louis. -
PT. LOUIS. Aug. 17. Wool Aug. 17.
Steady. Terrltorv and Western mediums,
2 J i2ac; fine mediums. 2224c; fine, 13319c.
PORTLAND LIVESTOCK MARKET.
Prices Quoted Locally on Cattle, Sheep and
Livestock receipts yesterday were fairly
large and the market was active. Cattle
and hogs continued to rule strong under
a good demand. A lot of 66 hogs brought
19 per hundred, a better price than has
lately been realized, while 'on steers the top
of th'j market was $4.60. Sheep dragged,
as packers were slow buyers and the qual
ity of tle recent arrivals was against their
free sale. Receipts for the day were 21$
cattle. 517 sheep and 179 hogs.
Late sales at the yards Included: 2 steers,
average 1170 lbs., J4.60; 2 steers, average
1175 lbs.. $4.25; 2 steers, average 1175 lbs..
$4; 22 sheep, average 101 lbs.. $4; $4 lambs,
average 80 lbs.. $5.50; 6ti hogs, average
242 lbs.. $9; 133 mixed sheep, average 113
lbs., $3.50: 102 sheep, average 111 lbs., $4:
8 cows, average 9-5 lbs.. $.50; 6 steers,
average 8.i0 lbs., $3.25; 11 cows, average
927 -lbs.. $L75; 2 hulls, average 1175 lbs..
I:::; 4 steers, average 9S2 lbs., $3.50: 122
lambs, average 75 lbs.. $5.35: 87 sheep,
average 102 lbs., $3.60; 12 sheep, average
10S lbs.. $2.60; 3 cows, average 990 lbs., $3.25;
17 steers, average 1211 lbs.. $4.50: 52 steers,
average 1076 lbs.. $4. $5; 1 calf. 425 lbs..
$4: 25 stors, average 1171 lbs.. $4.50; 4
bulls, average 1156 lbs., $2.50; $ cows, aver
age 912 lbs.. 13.50; 1 steer. 1075 lbs., $4.60;
31 calves, average 186 lbs.. $5; 16 hogs,
average 175 lbs., $8.76: 137 sheep, aver
age 109 lbs.. $3.50: 107 stock hogs. 131 lbs.,
$7.75: 28 steers, average 1057 lbs., $4.25.
l,ocal prices quobed yesterday were as fol
lows: CATTLE Steers, top. tt.oO 4.60; fair to
good. $4$4.25; common. $3.74; cows,
top, $.t-60Sj 3 05; fair to good. $363.25; com
mon to medium. $2.50-5 2.75: calves, top, $5
5.50; heavy, $3.50$ 4: bulls and stags,
$2. 7593. 25: common. $22.25.
SHEEP Top wethers, $4; fair to good,
$3.fiO',a'3.75: ewes, Sc less on all grades; year
lings, best, $4: fair to good, $3.604;3.ft;
Spring lambs. $5.2.v5.SO.
HOOS Best, $S 769; fair to good. $8
8.50; atockers. $6$j7; China fata, $6.75&7.
Eastern Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Cattle Receipts es
timated at 4oi; market strone. Beeves.
$4.40?t7 5fi; Texas steers. $4 .ri..".0; Wectern
steers. $lfi6.30; stockers and feeders, $3.15
95 2V cows snd heifers. $2 25 o 6.40: calves.
Hogs Receipts estimated at flOOO; mar
ket strong. Light. $7.5VJt 8.05; mixed. $7 35
HiS O."); heavy. $7.10 S.05: rough, $7.1(1'
7.35: good to choice heavy. $7.:i5'8 05; pigs.
&3S7.W: - bulk of sales, $7 507 05.
Sheep Receipts estimated at 25.O00; mar
ket weak. Native. 2.9"7 3: yearlings. $4.50
5.50: native lambs. $4 253 7.7o; Western,
OMAHA. Aug. 17. Cattle Receipts, .100;
market steady to stronger Western steers,
35.75; range cows and heifers. $2,759
4.25; canners. $23 2.85; stockers and feed
ers, $3.75 5.2.".: calves. $3.753 0.75: bulls
and stags. $2.75'94 75.
Hogs Receipts. 4400; market lrte higher.
Mlxd. $7.0oa 7.75: light, 7..TS-7.nO; pigs.
$6 25 7.25; bulk of sales, $7.00'y 7.80
Sheep Receiots 10.O00: market steady.
Tearlines. $40'3'5 30; wethers. $4fl4.5U:
ewes. $3.506 4.30; lambs. $0.75S7.25
KANSAS CITT. Aug. 17. Cattle Re
ceipts 15.000: market steady to strong. Na
tive steers. $4.507.40: native cows. $2.25
H 2.50; stockers and feeders. $3ro.50; bulls,
S2 75 ? 3.75: Western steers. $4.253 6.25;
Western cows. $2 5017 4.40.
Hogs Receipts Kooo; market Re higher.
Bulk of sales, $rt.7'"f 7.00; packers and
butchers. $7.7097.90; light. $7.507.85:
pigs. $8 7.40.
ttheep Receipts 8000: market 10c lower.
Muttons. $4 2535.2n: lambs. $11.507.75:
rnnne wethers. $4&5.25: range ewes, $3,253?
Coffee and Sug-ar.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Coffee futures
closed net unchsnged to 5 points lower.
Sales. 8.VM bags! Spot Rio No. 7. 7'l)74c;
No 4 Santos. 84'ufc.
Sngar-r-Raw. firm: fair refining. 3.589
3.81c: centrifugal. .96 test, 4 084. 11c; mo
lasses sugar. S.33C3 36C Refined, steady;
crushed, 5.05c; powdored. s-Ooc; granulated.
LATE STOCK" RALLY-
Buying Movement in Union
Pacific Starts Upward.
AFTER A LOWER OPENING
Is Predicted Money
Market Rather Strong.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Th reactionary
tendency manifested by the stock market
yesterday became more pronounced today
with -early declines In a majority of the
standard Issues. There was a recurrence of
rumors regarding the health of E. H. Har
rlman and the long continued drouth In the
Nebraska corn belt excited some apprehen
sion. There was a series of bear attacks which
converged largely around the Harriman Is
sues. The only prominent stocks to display
steadiness were New Tork Central and
There was a general late recovery which
had its Inception in a fresh buying move
ment In Union Pacific, The balance of the
active list moved along in sympathy, ths
net result being gains which ranged from
fractions In the Harriman issues to 3 points
In Chicago Northwestern and a point or
more In Atchison, New York Central and
the Steel Issues.
There was a statement from a represen
tative of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion predicting a revival of the enormous
railroad traffic of 190 7.
Iu international banking circles there was
talk of a resumption of gold export to
Argentina. The money market was strong
with Indications of a stiffening of prices.
Call loans were again made at 2 per cent,
but this was the maximum figure.
Bonds were irregular. Total sates, par
value. $3,880,000. United States bonds were
unchanged on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. Bid.
Allis Chalmers pf. 10 53ii 53tj 53
Amal Copper 24.7X M'i 85 SflH
Am Agricultural .. 4O0 48!, 4S"4 4!'
Am' Beet Sugar .. 2,"0 45 444
Am Can pf 1.300 84 S4 fc4V
Am Cir & Foun. 3,500 87 65 8'i
Am Cotton Oil .. 200 74 73 73
Am Hd A Lt pf. O'O 60 4M, 50
Am lea Securl... 4,3t0 35 32 34
Am Linseed Oil 1
Am Locomotive... 3.200 65ls 63 6iVt
Am Smelt & Rer. 23.400 102 10OV4 1H
do preferred ... 7"0 1154 114 115
Am Sugar Ref.... 400 1U2 131 131 hi
Am Tel A Tel J.SoO 141T4 1407s 141
Am Tobacco pf 101 Va
Am Woolen 4O0 3S 37 38
Anaconda Mln Co. 2.5"0 49 48 49
Atchison 61.700 12.J 1185s 1201
do preferred 105
Atl Coast Line ... 400 13SV4 138 13
Bait & Ohio 6,500 118 117 118
do preferred 93
Bethlehem Steel .. 200 32 31 82
Brook Rap Tran. 1.4K 7 7S 7S)Va
Canadian Pacific... 500 185 1S5 15
Central Leather ... 3,700 39 38 39
do preferred ... 1U0 10914 109 14
Central of N J 315
Ches A Ohio 14,200 82 81H 82 Vs
Chicago & Alton 60
Chicago Gt West. 4.300 . 8 2 2?,
Chicago & N W.. 3.60 19SH 1044 198
C, M A St Paul.. 22.0VO 160 168 159
C, C, C i St L 70
Colo Fuel Iron.. 6.000 . 45 4 44 434
Colo Sc Southern... ItH) 54 4 64 4 64 4
do 1st preferred. 100 82 82 81
do 2d preferred 8o"t
Consolidated Gas .. 4.600 18 144 1454
Corn Product ... 2.100 23 23 23
Del & Hudson ... 7o0 195 194 154
D A R Grande ... 3,"0O 50 484 4U
do preferred ... 200 87 4 ei 4 ' 4
Distillers' Securt. . ..
Erie 9.0M0 37 364
do lpt preferred. 2.100 5o4 644 .
do 2d preferred. ,V 44 4 43t 43
General Electric... Sou 1694 lt!8 1684
Gt Northern pf ... 12.700 1564 154 154
Gt Northern Ore.. 8.7(4) 80 84 854
Illinois Central ... 6.4O0 11 157ft
Intenborough Met. 2,eoo 144 14 14
do preferred ... 1,000 47 4 48 47
Inter Han-ester .. 6(4) 8S 88 88
Inter-Marine pf .. 100 22 21 214
Int Paiwr 1,000 18 174 1"4
Int Pump ' 8!4 414 40 41
Iowa Central .... 7K 31 31 31
K C Southern ... 8.500 48 . 47 4 48
do preferred ... 1.400 74 73 74
Louisville & Nash 3.3t 159 157 158
Minn & St Louis. 1CX 64 64 64 .
M. St P si S 8 M. 100 144 144 144
Missouri Paclflc... 2,800 75 74 74
klo. Kan Texas 4,310 42 41 414
do preferred ... 100 73 73 74
National Biscuit 1064
National Lead ... 6,400 2 914 92
Mex Nat Ry 1st pf fx0 53 62 52
N Y Central 61.400 147 146 146
N Y, Ont A West. 1.6o0 60 49H 49
Norfolk ft West. 2.0(K 95 94 94
North American... l.M0 83 83 83
Northern Pacific... 15,200 158 156 15S
Pacific Mall 814
Pennsylvania 20.7oO 142 141 142
People's Gas 8.S0O 1174 117 118
P, C C & St L 91
Pressed Steel Car. 1,500 50 49 f.o
r.v Steel Spring.. 700 49 48 4!
Riadtng 150.5OO 165 13 164
Republic Steel ... 1.9'0 3- 38 3S
do preferred ... l. 107 105 106
Rock Inland Co... 20.800 41 39 40
do preferred ... 2,9 80 78 79
St L S P 2 pf. 90 65 85 66
9t L Southwetaern 100 26 6 2it
do preferred ... W 74 6 6
Sloes-Sheffield .... 000 S54 84 85
Southern Psclflc ..102.400 137 135 137
Southern Railway. 2.5I 32 32 32
do preferred ... 1.2IO 73 72 72
Tenn Copper 40 39 38 3s
Texas & Pacific.. ,7"0 36 35 36
Tol. St L A West. l.OoO 624 61 61 4
do preferred ... 3oO 71 71 70
Union Pacific 182.400 215 210 214
do preferred ... 20.700 113 U04 1124
U S Realty 2O0 83 82 82
TJ S Rubber 10.300 53 60 63
U 8 Steel ..181.600 78 76 77
do preferred ... 4.oo 126 125 126
Utah Copper 1,200 62 4 62 62
Va-Caro Chemical. 1,300 49 48 48
Wabash 800 21 20 2l
do preferred ... 8,000 66 64 55
Western Md 6"0 6 5 5
Westinghouae Eleo 800 86 85 85
Western Union ... 600 73 73 T3
Wheel A L Brie.. 7
Wisconsin Central. 100 56 56 67
Total sales for the day. 1,112,100 shares.
NEW YORK. Ang. 17. Closing quotations:
TJ S Ref 2 reg. 100
do coupon ...100
TJ S Ss reg.. ..101
do coupon ...101
TJ S New 4s reg. 118
do coupon ...118
D A R G 4s 97
NYC gen 3s. 93
N P 3s 74 4
do 4S 103
U P 4s 1034
Wis Ben 4S. bid. 93
Japan 4s, asked. 88
London Stock Market.
LONDON. Aug. 17 Closing quotations:
Consols for money, 84 6-18; consols for ae
Amal Copper. .
Anaconda . : . .
88 M K A T 43
10 N Y Central 1504
do pfd ...... .107 4
B A O 1214
Can Pac 190
Chspke & Ohio. 84 4
Norfolk A W... 97 4
do pfd ,. 91
Ontario A W... 41
Pennsylvania ... 73
Rand Mines .... 9
Chi G v....
C. M A St P.
D A R G...
do pfd ....
do -1st pfd
84 Reading 84
.164 4 Southern Ry ... 33
. . 90
Southern Pac. . ,
Union Pacific ,
U S Steel
do pfd ......
no 2nd pfd... 4?
Grank Trunk ..23
111 Central 164
L A N 103
Spanish Fours... 95
Isaiiy Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. The condition of
the Treasury at the beginning of business
today sal as follows: ,
TruBt funds -
Gold coin $854.879.8!
Silver dollars 486.871.000
Silver dollars of 1890 t 4.141.OO0
Sliver certificates outstanding.... 486.871. 000
Standard sliver dollars in general
Current liabilities 99.813,751
Working balance In Treasury of-
In hanks to credit of Treasurer of
the United States 38.819.943
Subsidiary. silver coin 26.161. 1R9
Minor coins 2.120.248
Total balance In general fund. $102,480,291
Money Exchange, Etc.
BAN JTtANCJSCO, Aug. IT. Sterling on
London, 60' days. $4.85; eight, $4.86.
Silver bars. 51c.
Mexican dollars. 45c.
Drafts Sight, 2c; telegraph. 5c
LONDON'. Aug. 17. Bar silver, quiet at
23 9-16d per ounce.
Money. 4G? per cent.
The rate of discount in the open market for
short bills is ltfl per cent; for three
months' bills, 1 3-16's?14 per cent.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Prime mercantile
paper, 484 per cent; sterling exohange.
steady, with actual business in bankers" bills
at $4.850504.8515 for 80-day bills and at $4.88
for demand; commercial bilks, $4,844.
Bar silver. 61 c.
Mexican dollars, 44c. .
Money on call, steady at 224 per cent:
ruling rate. 2 per ceat: closing bid, 2 per
rent; offered at 2 per cent. Time loans, very
strong: 80 days 3 per cent; 90 days, 33
per cent; 6 months, 4 per cent.
Eastern Mining; Stoek.
BOSTON, Aug. 17. Closing quotations
Amalgamated . . 88
Arii Com 44
Old Dominion . . 56
Butte Coalition. 25 4 Shannon 116
Cal ft Ariz 106 Tamarack i0
Cal A Hecla OSO Trinity 134
Centennial 35 United Copper ..110
Copper R 83 US Mining 54
Daly-West 84 C S Oil 36
Franklin 104'rtah 45
Greene-Can 0Vlctorla 44
Isle Rovale 28 IWInona 8
Mass Mining .. 8 Wolverine 188
Mont C A C 35 North Putta .... 57
WILL mm FLOUR
SORTHERX MILLS ARE ABOUT
READY TO RESUME..
Fair-Sized Export Orders Booked.
Strong Demand for Fruit.
Butter Is Firm. .
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. IT. (Special.)
Flour mills in Seattle and mills in Eastern
Washington will be In full operation by Sep
tember 1. The Centennial Mill Company will
start ito Ritzville mill tomorrow. Its Tacoma
mills next Monday and the Seattle mill August
30. The Hammond mill here commenced grind
ing in a small way Monday. Wheat receipts to
date have been too light to Justify grinding.
Millers have not made up their minds whether
to bleach for the home trade or not. Several
firms, however, will bleach for the export
tratie'. Some fair-sized orders for export flour
on a basis of $4.10 have been booked. The
season has opened much better than A year
Twelve -carloads .of watermelons received
hero yesterday and this morning were all
cleaned up tonight. Some stock today sold
as high as 2 cents, although 1C was the
general price. . Grapes are lower, with $2
about the top on the fanciest varieties. Owing
to heavy supplies of potatoes, prices have
dropped to a cent a pound.
Cants sold generally today at $2. The qual
ity of the receipts is better and the -demand
Is improving. Peaches are arriving too green.
Butter was firm today. Eggs were easier
on heavier receipts.
Considerable uneasiness is felt in Jobbing
circles over the delay In putting out salmon
prices, since the pack Is now pretty well de
termined. QUOTATIONS AT SAN FRANCISCO,
Price Paid for Froduce In the Bay City
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17. The follow
ing prices were quoted in the produca mar-
keMll?sturt's Bran. $28.5030; middlings.
egetables Hothouse cucumbers, 35boc;
ng beans, l3c; tomatoes, 75c$1.25;
lie, 34&5c; green peas, 75c$1.60; egg-
Butter Fancy creamery, 30c; creamery
seconds, 2840; fancy dairy, 26 c
Poultry Roosters, old, $4.50 & 5; young.
$8.5010; broilers. small. $2. 50 3 00,
large, $3.25(3.50; fryers. $5.50 & 8.50 ; hens,
$4.509; ducks, old. $5u:6; young, $63.
Eggs Store, 33 4c; fancy ranch, 36 4c.
Cheese New, 15 'if 18c; young Americas.
15 4 16c.
Hay Wheat. $15918.50; wheat and oats,
$13J.17; alfalfa. $10(913; stock, $810; bar
ley, $10613 "J ; straw, per bale, 5075c.
Fruits Apples, choice, $1.50; common.
30c; bananas. 75c6$2.50; limes, $56;
lemons, choice. $4; commons, $1.50; pine
Hops Contracts. 1908, 18 21c
Potatoes Sweet, J-' 40 2. SO.
Receipts Flour, 2148 sacks; wheat. 8140
centals; barley, 41C0 centals; oats, 335 cen
tals; beans, 1000 sacks: potatoes, 6220 sacks;
bran, 180 sacks; middlings, 100 sacks; bay,
NEV YORK, Aug. 17 The tin market
was firm In tone with sales reported of five
tons of August delivery at 21.90c and Ave
tons spot on deck, 29.90c. Closing Quota
tions: Spot and Aug., 29.903Oc; Oct., 30
80.10c; Dec, 30& 30.25c. The London mar
ket closed steady, with spot quoted at 135
15s, and futures at 137, sales being re
ported of 170 tons spot and 330 tons futures.
The market for standard copper" on the
Metal Exchange was quiet and no sales re
ported. Closing quotations: Spot. Aug. and
Sept., 12.65 12.90c: Oct.. Nov. and Dec
12 75 13c. The London market closed quiet,
with spot at 59 7s 8d and futures at f0
7s 8d. Ihere were sales of 300 tons spot
and 800 tons futures. ' Local dealers quoted
lake at 13.124 13.37 4c;, electrolytic, 13
13.124c; casting. 12.75 12.87 4c.
Lead was. quiet but steady, with spot
closing at 4.37 414.450. New York, and
4. 23 4 35c. East St. Louis delivery. The
English market closed at 12 lis Sd.
Spelter closed firm, with spot quoted at
5.651? 5.85c, New York, and 5.05 5.90. East
St. Louis delivery. The London market was
The English iron market was higher, at
60s 4 4d for Cleveland warrants. Locally,
nof change was reported.
Dried Fruit at Xew Tork.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Evaporated apples,
unchanged; fancy 8(S,94C. choice. 884c;
prime 77c; common to fair, 58c.
Prunes, dull; California, 24lttc; Ore
gon, 6 9c
Apricots, firm; choice, 1010c; extra,
choice, 1014c; fancy, 11&18C
Peaches, firm on the Coast, but no change
Is reported In the local spot market Choice,
66o; extra choice, 68c; fancy,
7 a 4 c.
Raisins, quiet and unchanged, loose mus
catels. 344c; choice to fancy raisins,
seeded. 464c; seedless, 35o; Lon
don layers. $1.15 1.20.
Dairy Produce in the East.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Butter Firm.
Creameries. 23264c: dairies. 20 23 4c.
Rett Receipts. 924S; steady at mark,
cases Included. 1820c; firsts. 20 4c; prime
"'cheese Strong. 16415c: twins, 14
144c; Young Americas. 1516c.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Butter, firm.
Creamery thirds to firsts. 23i26c
Cheese Steady. unchanged
Eggs Easy, unchanged.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW TORft. Aug. 17. Cotton futures
closed strong. Closing bids: August. 12.35e;
September, 12.30c; October, November and
December. 12.2Sc: January, 12.26c; Febru
ary, 12.25c; March and April, 13.27o; May,
Spot cotton, quiet, 7 points higher. Mid
dlings uplands. 12.80c; do. Gulf, 13.05c.
Sales, 300 bales.
STANDISH BUYS SAWMILL
Portland Man -Makes Investment on
WARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) The mill of the North Bend
Lumber Company, at North Bend, has
been sold to W. E. Best, of Seattle, and
Frank Standlsh, of Portland. The pur
chasers have 'bought the stock of sev
eral of those interested and part of the
stock of L. J. Simpson. 'Mr. Beat has
taken charge as manager. The mill has
a cutting capacity of about 70.000 feet
. It is understood that the intention is
to double the capacity of the mill as
soon as the lumber market improves.
DAMAGED BY RAIN
Dakota Wheat Crop Reported j
to Have Suffered.
CAUSES RALLY AT CHICAGO
Tone Most of the Day Is Weak Be
cause of Lower Prices for
Cash Grain Slump
CHICAGO. Aug. 17. The wheat market
opened weak with prices unchanged to c
lower, owing to a decline of 4 to Id at
LiverpooL During the greater part of the
day sentiment was Inclined to the bear side
of the market but in the final hour a
firmer feeling developed because of the con
firmation of the reports of wet weather
damage to wheat in the Northwestern part
of North Dakota. A stump In corn and an
easier tone in the market for the cash grain
were additional factors that promoted sell
ing. Trade In general was of light volume.
The close was steady with prices a shads
to 4o higher compared with the previous
An official forecast of unsettled weather
over the greater part of the corn belt in
spired liberal realizing in the corn market,
resulting in declines of approximately lo in
the price of all deliveries. Ths market
closed weak with September at the bottom
and the future options only a trifle above the
Oats were inclined to be weak nearly all
day. The close was easy with prices a
shade to 6c lower than yesterday's last
Provisions showed considerable strength.
At the close, prices were 10c lower 'to 80c
higher, the latter advance being in Septem
Ths leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Sept $ .994 $1.00 $ .99 $ .99
Deo 964 -96 .96 .96
May 1.00 1.00 .99 1.00
Sept 66 .66 .65 .65
Deo .. .56 .66 .65 .554
May 57 .57 .66 .66
Deo...... .88 8S .87 .38
May...... .404 '.40 .40 .40
Sept 88 4 -38 .38 .38
Sept. 20.80 21.60 20.80 21.50
Jan 17.40 17.40 17.28 17.30
Sept 11.574 11 70 11.524 11-70
Oct 11.524 16.65 11.474 16.66
Nov 11.20 11.22 4 11 10 11 20
Jan 10.27 4 10.274 10.024 10.20
Sept...... 11.30 11.45 11.30 1L40
Oct 11.05 11.174 11 00 11.12
Jan 9.25 9.274 9.224 9.20
Cash quotations were as follows:
Barley Feed or mixing. 4853c; fair to
choice malting. 5764c
Flax seed No. 1 Southwestern, $1.85; No.
1 Northwestern, $1.45.
Timothy seed $13.80.
Pork 51 ess, per barrel, $21.4521.S0.
. Lard Per 100 pounds, $11.76.
. Short ribs Sides (loose), $11.30911.45.
Sides Short, clear (boxed), $11.62
Total clearances of wheat and flour were
equal to 182,000 bushels. Primary receipts
were 890,000 bushels, compared with 771,000
bushels the corresponding day a year ago.
The world's supply, as shown by Brad
street's, decreased 114,000 bushels. Esti
mated receipts for tomorrow: Wheat, 98
cars: corn. 176 cars; oats, 147 cars; hogs,
Flour, barrels 18.900 57.900
Wheat, bushels 262,800 297,900
Corn, bushels 294.300 341.000
Oats, bushels 570.900 617,300
Rye, bushels 6.000 1.000
Barley, bushels 9,000 6,700
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Flour Receipts,
35,442 barrels; exports, 12,718 barrels.
Market dull and steady. Winter straights.
$4.905.13. new; Winter extras, $4.504.SO,
new; Winter low grades, $4.404.70, new.
Wheat Receipts, 0800 bushels; spot
steady; No. 2 red new, $1.10, nominal, ele
vator and $1.11;" No. 1 Northern Duluth.
old. $1.41. nominal f. o. b. afloat; No. 2
hard "Winter, new, $1.12, nominal, f. o. b.
afloat. The trade In wheat was very quiet
today, the market closing c net higher.
September closed $1.08; December, $1.05;
Hops and hides Quiet.
Wool and Petroleum Quiet.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17. Wheat
Steady. Barley Easy.
Wheat Shipping, $1.80 1.85; milling,
Barley Feed, $1.401.424; brewing,
Oats Red, $1.801.0; white, $1.65
1.674: black. $2.602.75.
Call board sales
Wheat No trading.
Barley December, $1.43 (81.43.
Corn Large yellow, $1.75&1.S5.
European Grain Markets.
LONDON, Aug. 17. Cargoes quiet with
easier tendency. Walla Walla for shipment,
quotations nominal, 89s.
English country markets quiet. French
country markets quiet.
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 17. Wheat, September,
8s td; December, 7s 8d; March, 7s 7 4d.
Weather, cloudy; warm.
Wheat at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Aug. 17. No milling quota
tions. W'heat. export, steady; bluestm,
92o; club, 87 88c; red, 88c. No receipts.
Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 17. Wheat
Steady. Bluestem, 98c; club, 8788c; red,
Changes in Available Supplies.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Special cable and
telegraphic advices received by Bradstreets
show the following changes In the available
supply, aa compared with previous ac
Wheat. U. S. east of Rockies '.1,112,000
Total, United States and Canada. . 1,288.000
Float for and In Europe 1,400,000
Total American and European sup
plies : 114,000
Corn, TJ. E. and Canada...
Oats, U. S. and Canada...
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
J. J. Dunning to J. P. Hoffman, lota
6, 17, block 44, West Portland 300
Henry Peterson to J. P. Hoffman, lots
6, 17. block 44, West Portland 1
Title Guarantee & Trust Co. to J. R.
Truman et al., lots 2, 4. 6, block 8.
Lexington Heights 875
'C W. Todd and wife to same, same
W. A. West to same, same property. 1
Tena Saunders to J. R. Whitcomb,
lots 2, 4. block 8, Lexington Hts. .. 650
H. E Noble and wife to Katharine
Buchegger, lot 15, block 87. Sell
J. A. York to B. H. Billings, lot 19,
block 2, Williams Add 10
Rose City Park Association to Clara
E. Janes, lot 12, block 84. Rose
City Park 80
J. J. Cole to Thomas Roberts, lot 6.
block 10, Miller's Add. to Sellwood 800
J. C. Ainsworth and wife to F. J.
Stout. lot Jr2. block B, Oakhurst. .. 450
Hibernla Savings Bank to Tena Baun-
hlnpba M a n X 7 1
George Tetlow to Eleanor Baker, lots
0. 10, block 9, Santa Rosa Park
Title Guarantee & Trust Co. to Knut
i . 1
THE UNITED STATES
. PORTLAND, OREGON
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $1,000,000
J. C. AINSW0RTH. President. E. W. SCHMEER, Cashier.
R. LEA BARNES. Vice-President.
A. M. WRIGHT, Assistant Cashier. W. A. HOLT, Assistant Cashier.
LETTERS OF CREDIT AND TRAVELERS'
CHECKS ISSUED NEGOTIABLE EVERYWHERE
DRAFTS Drawn ON ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES
CORNER FIFTH AND STARK STREETS
THE BEST STREET INSURANCE
IS THE BITULITHIC PAVEMENT
It insures against dust, mud and street noises.
It insures against slipperiness and falling horses.
It insures against cracks, disintegration and costly repairs.
It assures a sanitary and durable street.
It assures conscientious workmanship and best materials.
It assures perfect satisfaction.
, BITULITHIC INSURANCE IS SAFEST AND SUREST.
WARREN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
317 BECK BUILDING, PORTLAND, OR.
Swanson, lots 15, 19. block 41,
Victor Land Co. to Iva E. Brown, lots
4H, 45. block 2, Multnomah Park..
Lena Peterson and husband to Louise
B. Kllks et al., lot 3, block 1, Ta
Christina MacConnell to D. G. Peter
son, lots 9, ,10, block 7, Taborslde
C B. Turlay and wife to Nettle C.
Uerrlck, lot 18, block 9, Miller's
Add. to Sellwood
Jenny E. Lutzl and husband to Frank
Gllniecki. lot 5 and south 40 feet
of lot 6, block 2, Madeline
O. G. Holmes and wife to William
Holz. east 48 feet of southwest
quarter of block 78, Caruthers Add.
to Caruthers ' .'.",'.
Oregon Realty & Trust Co. to H. V.
Carpenter et al.. part of lot 2,
block "B," Smith's Add
F. S. Janes and wife to W. C. Ham
mer et al., lot 4, block S, Florence
Same to L. A. Helbock et al., lot 5.
block 3. Florence Heights -
Rose J. Smith to Mary F. Hlgglns.
lots 16, 17. 18 and east half of
lot 11. block 10, Sunnyside ...
Security Savings & Trust Co. to Jo
hanna Hibbard, lots 1. 2, block 23,
Frances Harriet Zinnlnger and hus
band to Rose Whltseth, lot 3. block
6, Maegly Highland
R V. Bradford and wife to J. B.
Goddard et al., lot 17. block 63.
Fred Klndorft et al. to B. F. Amend
et al.. lots "B" and "D," Crystal
A. C. Heints to H. O. Taug, lot 5.
block 17, Clifford Add. to Alblna..
J J. Harris to A. L. Metcalfe et al.,
lotB 4. 8, block 6, Terminus Add.
to Alblna -
Mrs. D. A. Wine and husband to O.
M. castleman et al., lots 8, ,
block 16. North Alblna
Merchants Loan i- Trust Co. to Car
rie E. Martin, lot 4, block 6. Wil
J. I. Hart and wife to H. A. Eilers.
lot 10, block 1, Broadview
R. G. Brand and wife to L. D. Jack
son., lota 30 to 36 Inclusive, block
2, Walker's Add
R C. Herdllska to F. J. Herdliska,
lots 1 to 8 Inclusive, block 14, Wil
lamette Add -
Mrs. Mary Claflln to Laura E". Strohl.
lots 4-'. 43. block 8, Mount Tabor
Place Add .
E. J. Towslee to Mabel F. Towslee,
80x90 feet, commencing at a point
In east side line of Union avenue
76.875 feet north of the Intersection
of Union avenue
Virgil J. Grace et al. to R. P. Gabriel,
lots 7. 8. block 24, Willamette Add.
Victor Land Co. to R. P. Gabriel,
lota 7, 8, block 24. Willamette Add.
33. L. Rlckson and wife to Frank
Rice, lots 6, 7. In block 1, In Up
Carl Lalne and wife to Delia Wise,
lot 10 and north half of lot 9,
block 2, Arleta Park No. 8
O. W. Olson et al.. to C. J. Maher,
128x305 feet, beginning at a point
on west line of lot 48 of Newhurst
CAUL. OR WRITE
l umber Exchange,
POBTLAJVD, . OREGON.
Park, 284 feet from northwest cor
ner of said lot 210
J. W. Holmes and wife to C. J. John
son, lots 3, 4, block 3, Concord
L. M. Davis et al. to Mabel Kuhn,
commencing l"i2 feet north of s. W
corner of lot S, block 1. Highland
Schoolhouue Addition, thence north
6 Inches, thence west 71 V feet,
thence south 6 Inches, thence east
71 H feet to beginning 1
Ida King to J. W. Mitchell. 6 acres
of N. W. of S. E. hi of Sec. 34,
T. 1 N . R. 2 E 10
Ladd Estate Company to Helen O.
O. Hahermann, lot 18. block 3.
J. D. Wilcox and wife to I.. H Jones,
lot 10. block 13, Mount Tabor Villa
Annex 2. SOU
LAWYERS ABSTRACT TRUST CO..
Room 6. Board of Trade bids'.
Abstracts a specialty.
Certificates of Title made by the Title St
Trust Co., 7 Chamber of Commerce.
Dufnr Fruit Men Organize.
THE DALI.ES. Or.. Aup. 17. (Special.)
Articles of Incorporation of the Dufur
Valley Fruitgrowers' Union hrtve been
filed with County Clerk V. R. Anple, by
M. M. Burtner. K. J. Collins. C. P. Bakh.
W. G. Faust and P. V. Knowles. all of
Dufur. The capitnl stock of the new or
ganization la $1000. with 1000 shares of
the par value of $1 each. The principal
office and place of business will be at
Detroit. Mich. A hand of Chinese smug
glers, using "Fighting Island." a dosprtM
bit of land 10 miles down the river insi.lft
the Canadian bnrdr. as the base of thflr
oierations, is believed to have been broken
up by the capture of three young Detroit
m-n and two Chinese In Lansing
OF THE "CLEVELAND"
18,000 toon, bra nil new. Vfe,
superbly titled. R
From New York October 16, 19f9; from
San Francisco, Feb. 5. 1910, nearly four
month, costing only $i30 AND UP. includ
ing all expenses afloat nnd ashore.
SPECIAL I'KATVKES Madrria, FKTPt,
India, Ceylon, Burma, Java, ltomeo, fblltp
pines, Japan. An uniiMinl chance to viit
unusually attractive place.
12th Annual Orient Cruise, Feb. 5, 10; by
North German Lloyd S. S. '-Grouser Kur
fiierst." 73 davs Including 24 day Egypt and
Palestine. f100 np.
FRANK C. CLARK. TTMT.S RLIG.. V. T.
C. K. Stinger. 254 WoeulnKton t., Portland.
WEEKLY FAILINGS "BETWEEN MOX
1REAL, QUEBEC AND LIVEKPOOL.
Nothing better on the Atlantic than our
Empresses. Wireles on nil steamers.
F. R. JOHNSON. P. A
142 Third St., Portland. Or.
NORTH PACIFIC S. S. CO.
For Eureka, San Francisco arid Los
Angeles direct. The steamships Roa
noke and Elder sail every Tuesday at
3 P. M. Ticket office 132 Third, near
&.lder. Phones M. 1314 and A 1314.
H. YOU Nil, Agent.
FRAXCISCO PORTLAND S. B. CO.
direct steamer and daylight sailing.
Ainsworth Dork. Portland. A. u.
st:ite of Callfornin. Auir. 1.
Hose tity. Aug. 2H. fc-ut. II.
pier 40. San Francisco, 1 I A.
Hose City. AilR. HI. Kept. 4.
btate of C'nlifornia. Aug. 28.
J. V. Ransom, Dock Agent.
Main 208 Ainsworth Dock.
ROCHE, City Tioket Aeent, 1 Sd St,
Pnone Main 402. A 1402.
COOS BAY LINE
The steamer BREAKWATER leaves Port
land every Wednesday. 8 P. !.. from Ains
worth dock, for Jiortta Bend. MarsliHeld and
Coos Bav points. Freight received until 4 P.
M. on day of sailing. Passeneer fare, first
class, $10: second-class. J7. Including berth
and mals. Inquire city ticket office. Third
and Washington street, or Alnsworta dock.
Phone Main 263.