Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
THE 3IORXING OREGOXIAN, TIITJIISDAY. AUGUST 19, 1909.
WHEAT IS HIGHER
Local Market Advances 1
Cent All Around.
FOREIGN TRADE MAKES UP
Active - Operations In the Interior
Are Expected as Soon as Harvest
ing Is Finished Oats
Market Is Uncertain.
Th wheat market was stronger yester
day than It ha been for om tlm part
and local prices hav bean advanced one
cent ail around. Buyer are now offering
4 cant for blateiu and S9 cents for
club. There la now aome foreign demand
for wheat, or rather more disposition on
the part of the trade on the other atde to
do buaineaa. Th local exporters, however,
ao far aa can ba learned, have not bought
rnnoh yet. aad have hut little to offer, but
with a rvrtTal of the demand. It la likely
that operation In the oountry will become
more active in the Immediate future. The
Zjosdoa ca&fca of the llerclsant Exahang
yesterday quoted a firmer tssdlng m the
cargo market, but with alow Inquiry. Walla
Walla eargoee for shipment were still
quoted nominal at 89a. The apeculatlv
market at Liverpool advanced and there
were alas seine In the East.
The flour trade continues quiet with, ex
port grades aa last quoted. The Alblna mill
will be started up about September 1, or
aa soon as It can rt a sufficient supply of
There Is not much business passing In the
oats market yet Kew oats are coming In
slowly and the price has hardly been es
tablished, though Beptember deliver- Is
quoted at 1 27.503229.&0 per ton. The general
opinion seems to be Inclined toward rhe
bear elds of the markst now In view of an
expected bumper crop. A large yield Is as
sured In the Valley and a big crop haa been
anticipated east of the mountains, but Just
how large it wilt be there remains to be
seen. It la said that some of the threshing
return from the Palousa do not bear out
the early promises of a heavy yield. In
view of the uncertainty as to the final out
come, the trade Is not disposed to operate
freely yet. The consumption of oats in the
' Northwest this year should be much heavier
than last year, owing to the railroad build
ing and the Increase In general construc
tion work. Last year consumption was less
than normal, yet the crop was completely
cleaned up. and at very high prices. The
Indications, therefore, are for a very active
cats market thl season.
The Government Is advertising for bids
frir 10.000 tons of old -crop oats snd 10,000
tnns of old-crop hay for shipment to the
Philippines. The bids will be opened here
on September 18. It Is probable all the
tlds will be on new-crop products.
Loral receipts. In cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange aa follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
llonrtay HI 2 1. 1 S
Tu'itr .' 21 4 0
Wednesday .... i-i 2 S 6 15
Year aso e.l S 2 1 1R
Total lut week tH 10 14 93
HOP TART REPORTS CCVn iCTTNO. .
Trading ta the Loral Market Conditions
Reports from the Valley hopyarda yesterday
were conflicting. In some section the lice
were said to have almost disappeared, while
In other parts there was still mors or- less
There ws aothtng doing In the market and
It Is aot likely there will be much, business
until the harvest la over. Picking Is under
way In California and It Is probable there
will soon be reports of sale of hops In the4
bale la that state.
A London oabla received yesterday re
ported the crop prospect In Esglaod as
somewhat better and estimated the yield
at 240,000 ovt, as compared with a pre
vious estimate of 230.000 est
London hop trade circular, bearing datea
of August s and 4. aald in pert: ,
Wild. Neame Co., London The condi
tion of the plantations Is becoming very
serious. Despite all enTorta rt appears to be
Impossible to check the fresh attack of
vermin. . Our market la very atrong and
prices have advanced appreciably.
W. H. 1L La May The market haa
again advanced. - Crop prospect ara worse.
Manger at Henley Tnere 1 a good de
mand and prices have a strong upward
tendency. Many growers decline to offer In
face of the gloomy and unsatisfactory oat
look. Exchange and Hop Warehouses There is
still a fair amount of business passing, and
a few good lota have been cleared off the
znasUcet lately at Increased rates. Owing to
ths unfavorable plantation report the
small rise ltB price Is well maintained, the
market ahowlng an upward tendency.
Adolf Heller write from Prague under
date of August : '
The past wsek brought th Continent
changeable weather, after two hot days
with very cold nights we had rain and high
winds. This sort of weather, needles to
eayerannot Improve the hops and even the
well-grown yarda are suffering under this
ungenlal weather In so far as burr 1 not
n plentiful as It ought to be. A the hops
are in burr now everywhere wa want settled
weather to develop the hops. As far as the
Continent is concerned. Saas la the most
favored of the large districts, but even
there one-third of the last year's crop' la
considered the possible, maximum. With ex
ception of ths Holledelu. where about one
third of last year's quantity may be grown,
all 'other German districts promise very
little Indeed. Baden will have a total
failure. Wurtemberg and Alsace the short
est crop since 1S93. There was a very large
business In lftOK heps at considerably rising
prices. No useful hops can be bought now
under 50 to 60 marks. Baas hops were paid
from 70 to 85 kronen. A few parcels of 1909
earlles were sold In Nuremberg at 125
marks the AO kilos, but now higher prices
are asked for. There are only a very few
early hops this year and. the first 5-kilo
parcel arrived fully three weeks later on
the market than 1908.
I-KFS1I RANCH FX; OS ARB FIRM.
Storage Stock Is Plentiful and Move
Fresh ranch eggs were quoted, firm at 25
gents yesterday. The demand for them was
, good, and the supply wa small. Storage
eggs were plentiful and slow. (
There was an actrve Inquiry for poultry,
of which receipt were Bght. Chickens were
firm. With the beginning of hop-picking
the latter pert of next week, receipts will
commence to fall off sharply-
The regular shipment of cheeee cam in
from Tillamook yestsrday. and was about
half ths size of the usual shipments. Price
were very firm.
There was no change In the butter mar
ket. City creameries quoted prlcea strong,
but a good deal of ontslde butter was of
fered cn Front street.
TRADE BOOMINO IN FRCTT MARKET
Not Half Enough P"fcchre Can Be Secured.
Potatoes) In Lighter Supply.
Tha hot weather is responsible for th
boom In th fruit market, and tha volume
of trade Is only limited by th available
supply. Almost everything was-eleaned up
Peaches were In strongest demand, but
not half enough were received. Tha mar
ket waa very firm at tl for anything good.
Several cars of watermelon and canta
loupe came In. and they moved readily,
especially tha melon
jliscaf grapes werw la demand at ftsvM
Li, and malagas aold at 11.23. There
were no Tokays, but half a ear of them Is
about due. A mixed car of Malaga grape
and peaches arrived from California.
The street waa lightly supplied with po
tatoes, which were quoted firm at 1 a
sack. Oood ehlpments of potatoes ars being
made to the Desohatea.
vrreton Expect Many Potatoes.
WESTON'. Or., Aug. 18. (Special.) Th
Weston country will produce a larger crop
of potatoes this year than ever before., The
acreage haa been increasing each year, and
It Is estimated that 10OO acres are now In
potatoes In the region tributary to Weston.
The prospect op the mountain Is very prom
ising, and better than in the lowland dis
trict. A general average of about sacks
pair acre Is expected.
Clearings of the North-western cities yes
terday were aa follows.
Grain. Flour. Feed. Etc
WHEAT Track prices: New crop, blue
stem, Wc: club, 8c; red Russian. ISle; Val
ley. fo; Turkey red. 8c: 40-fold. c.
FLOUR Patents, S6.23 per barrel!
straights. 15.30; exports, new, 14.10; Valley.
S5.S0; graham. 5.6v; whole wbea. quarters.
BARLEY Feed. $23 50326; brewing.
126. 'a 27 per ton.
OATS Beptember. $27.60C28.&0 per Jon.
CORN Whole IDA; cracked. $37 per ton.
MILLSTCFFS Bran. $20 per ton; mid
dlings. $33; shorts. $2932; chop, $22q29;
rolled barley, ,32 504,33.50.
HAT New crop: Timothy) Willamette
Valley $12 918 per ton; Eastern Oregon,
UTeii; mixed. $13.50 ia.90; alfalfa.
$13.30; clover. $11913; cheat, $1314 60.
ORA-IN BAOS 6!o each.
Dairy and Country Produce,
BUTTER City creamery, extras. 81Hc;
fancy outside creamery, 17 HI? 31 Vic per
pound; store. 21 W 22c (Butter fat pricea
average lVsc per pound under regular but
EGOS Oregon ranch. candled. xiQ
28o per doreru
POULTRY Hens. 15lo: Springs. 15H
?lo; roosters, sjjloc; ducks, young. 1JH
13c; geese, young, 10911c; turkeys, 20c;
squabs. $1.75 2 per dozan.
CHEESE Full cream twins, 1791TVic per
pound: young Americas, 1S918VbC
PORK Fancy, llllHc per pound.
VEAL Extra, Vs S 10o per pound.
Vegetable and Fruits.
FRESH FRUITS Apples, new. $123
per box; pears. $1.502 per box; peaches,
7oc(rl per crabe; cantaloupes. $1.503.60
per crate: plums, .VlftToc per box; water
melons'. l'SlV.c per pound; grapes, 75c4il.50;
blackberru-s. $1.50gl,5 per crate; caeabas,
$1.50 per dozen.
POTATOES Oregon, 75c nil per sack;
sweet potatoes. 1c per pound.
SACK VEGETABLES Turnips. $111.53
per sack; carrots, f 1.23 01. 30; beets. $1.50.
TROPICAL FRUITS Valenclas. $3 9.1.50:
lemons. fancy. $0.5007; choice.
grapefruit, $3 per box; bananas, 5i?3Vio
per pound: pineapples, $1.752 per dozen.
ONIONS New. 1. ii per sack.
VEGETABLES Beans. 4ft5c; cabbage I
CI "4c per pound; cauliflower. 4ucigl
per dozen; celery. SOcgSl per dozen; corn,
15,20c per dozen: cucumbers, ltnij&c per
dozen; eggplant. 86"l0c per pound; onions,
lzHv'lSo per dosen; parsley, $io per dozen;
peas, 7o per pound! peopers, 5(10o per
pound; radishes. 15c per dozen; spinach,
6c per pound; squash. 6c; tomatoes, 75c0$l.
Groceries, Dried Frnlts, Ete.
DRIED FRUIT Apples, 0c per pound;
psaches, 7H4Sc; prunes, Italians, 6KO
oc; prunes. French, 46c; currants, un
washed, cases. 140; currants, washed,
cases. 10c; figs, white fancy, 50-lb. boxes.
t!We; dates, 7St0THc
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tails,
$2 per dozen; 2-pound tails, $2.00; 1-pound
flats. $2.10tt; Alaska pink. 1-pourrfi tails.
Prtc: red, 1-pound tails, $1.43; sockeyes.
1-pound tails, $2.
COFFEE Mocha. 2432SC: Java, orainary,
17'IWc; Costa Rica, fancy, IStfiOc; good,
ltfaisc; ordinary, 12C16o per pound.
NUT-T-vValnuts, 12013c per pound by
sack; Brazil nuts, lc; filberts,' 13c; pea
nuts. 7c; almonds, 1.1 Uc; chestnuts, Ital
ian, llo; peanuts, raw, 6c; plnenuts, 100
12e: hickory nuta. 10c; coeoanuts, 0c per
SUGAR Granulated. $5 78: extra C, $5 83;
golden C $3t3: fruit and berry sugar,
$5 85; Honolulu plantation, fine grain, $6.25;
cubes (barren. $0.40; powdered (barrel),
$4.10. Terms, on remittances within 13
days, deduct c per pound; if later than
16 days and within SO days, deduct He per
pound Maple sugar, lB18c per pound.
SALT Granulated. $13 per ton. $1.90 per
bale; half ground, 100s, $T.30 per ton; 50
$3 per ton.
BEANS Small white. Tttc; large white.
c; Lima, 6 "4c; bayou, Stto; red kidney,
Mo; pink, 4fco.
BACO? Fancy, 23c per pound; standard,
21c; choice, 20c; English, 18919c
DRY SALT CURED Regular short clears,
dry salt. 14o: smoked. 15c; short clear backa,
heavy dry salted. 14c; smoked. 15c; Oregon
exports dry salted. 13e; smoked, 16c
HAMS 8 to 10 pounds. 17c; 14 to 16
pounds. 17c; 18 to 20 pounds, 17c; bams,
skinned. 17c; plcnlos, 12c; cottage roll. 13c;
boiled hams, 23m24Hc; boiled picnics. 20c
LARD Kettle rendered, 16s, 16Ho; fis,
14Hc; standard pure: 10a 10 o; Ss. Uc;
choice. 10s. 14Hc: Ba, 14c Compound.
10s. 9o; 3s. Hc.
SMOKED BEEF Beef tongues.
60c; dried beef sets. 19c; dried beef out
sides. 17c; dried beef Insldes, 21c; dried
beef knuckles, 20c
PICKLED GOODS Barrels: Pigs feet.
$13; regular tripe, $10; honeycomb tripe,
$12; pigs' tongues. $19.50.
PORTLASfD LIVESTOCK MARKET.
Price Quoted Locally on Cattle. Sheep and
Except sheep, livestock receipts yesterday
were not very heavy. The demand waa
strong tor good grade atock. which moved
acttveiy. Some fancy lambs were received
which brought 10 cen:s better than the pre
vious quotation, Otherwise prices were un
changed. Receipts for the day were 228 cat
tle. 1652 sheep and lambs and 60 hogs. '
Late sales at the yard Included 17 steers
averaging 976 pound a at $3.85; 600 lambs
averaging 74 pounds, at $6.60; 20 steers aver
aglag 10&2 pounds, at $4.60: 1 bull weighing
1400 pounds, at $2.26-6 steers averaging 1092
pounds, at $4.25; 28 cow averaging 921
pounds, at $3.50; 1 steer weighing 1000 pounds,
at $4.60; 2 calves averaging 175 pounds, at
$3.50; 23 steer averaging 994 pounds, at $4.40:
4 bull averaging 1450 pounds, at $2.25; 3
cows averaging 130 pounds, at $3.25; 3 steers
averaging 826 pounds, at $3.25.
Local prices quoted yesterday war aa fol-.
CATTLE Steers, top, It. BO 4.60; fair to
good, $4$4.25; common, $:i.754; cows,
top. $3.50fe3.tt5; fair to good. $;;&3.25; com
mon to medXim. $2.IS0S2.75: calves, top. $3
03.3O: heavy. :li0'ir4: bulls and stags,
$27315 3.25; common, $2ffi2.25.
SHEEP Top wethers, $4; fair to good,
$8.6uj3.7&; ewes. He less on all grades; year
lings, best. $4: fair to good, $3.503.7S;
Spring lemba, $6.255.60.
HOGS Best. 18 759: fair to good, $8
$.60; stackers, $7; China fata, $(.767.
Bnsjtern Livestock Mnrketa.
SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. 18. Cattle Receipts,
14X; market, loc higher. Western steers,
$4.50S75: Texas steers. $3fl5; range cows
and belters. C2.7&?f4.23; canners. $282 86:
stockers and feeders, $2.7tvg-4 2Tr; calves, $3.23
e.30: bulls and stags, $2.7364.7o.
Hogs Receipts, 64u0; market, 6o higher for
lights: heavy steady. Heavy, $7.ioaT80;
mixed. $7.65ffT.flB; light, $7.157.95; pigs,
$a.26T.2n; bulk of sales $7.K'67.SO.
Sheep Recetrts. 22,000; market. steady.
Tearilngs. $4 wethers, $5.2Cj.60:
Mew York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK. Aug. 18. Cotton futures
closed easy: August. 12.81c; September,
12.20c; October and November. 12. 4c; De
cember, 12.23c: January, 12 22c; February,
12.21c: March. 12.24c; April. 12.22c and
May, 12.2.V-. Spot cotton closed quiet: mid
dling uplands. 12 80c; middling gulf. 13.05c
Wheat at Seattle! '
PRATTLE. Aug. 18. Export wheat, no
milling quotations, steady. Bluestem, 92c;
club, 87ec; red, SSc; receipt, none.
' wool at St. Loots.
BT. LOUTS. Aug. 18. Wool Unchanged.
Territory snd Western mediums, 23-23c; fine
medtoims, 226S4c; fine. 13lc.
Wheat at Taconw.
TACOMA. Atnr. 18 Wheat Bluestem, 92c;
club and red Fife. 876SSc; red Russian, 86c.
Flaxseed at Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. lis, Fls siosed at
GAINS WIPED OUT
Stocks Decline and Selling Is
MORE HARRIMAN RUMORS
Union Pacific Comrrron Drops Five
Points and the Preferred Stock
Over Three Point Effect
of Crop Damage Itoports.
NEW YORK, Aug. IS. The stock market
today continued its reactionary and con
fusing course. There was the usual back
ing and filling during the early session, but
-In th afternoon virtually the entire tlve
list took a lower dip. which wiped out all
Again It was the Harrlmsm Issues tnal
bore the brunt of the attack. In spite of the
bullish rumors on New York Central and
revival of the Paris listing rumor on United
States Steel, the market turned and In
the lata session became duller and more
Irregular. It waa regarded as somewhat
significant that tha list wa most unsettled
Immediately upon tha publication of a series
of dlrpatchea and statement, official and
unofficial, concerning the health of Mr.
Report of serious harm to th crop in
North Dakota from heavy rains were not
without Influence upon stook. Advices
'from Missouri and Kansas as to crop con
ditions wers of a more favoraoi cni.,
but Nebraska dispatches continued discour
aging. , , .
The most aggressive selling and lowest
price came in ths final half hour. Union
Paclflo waa than about five points below its
top price of the. morning, and the preferred
stock over three points, while New York
Central. Reading. Atchison, Great Northern
preferred. Great Northern Ore Certificate,
Chicago 4 Northwestern, Pennsylvania, the
Steel Issues, Amalgamated Copper. Consoli
dated 3ass. People's Gas and a score of less
prominent Issues were lower by one to four
PLouisvllle A Naah villa wnd Canadian Pa
cific were about the only stocks to hold
their early gains. The selling was In
enormous volume and numerous "stop-loss
orders were uncovered.
Time money was again atrong with an
especial demand for four and five montna
loans at 4 per cent. More gold exporta to
South America are impending, while ship
ments of $3,000,000 gold to Japan ara
scheduled for the coming month.
The feature of the bond market was the
activity of Union Pacific convertible 4, In
which dealings were again very heavy, with
a net loss for the day sf Vi points. Bonds
wera steady. Total sales, par value, $3,090,-
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Bales. High. Low. Bid.
Allis Chalmers pf 400 MM. M
imf Conner .... 29.000 86 M 844
Am Beet Sugar.. 6.500 461 44
Am Can pf 2.4-.0 84 -84
Am rr A Foun. 2.800 67 86
Am Cotton Oil
800 60l 4'4
8O0 84 SSi-i
400 16 16
1.100 64 64
Am Hd Lt pf.
Ara Ice Securt....
Am Linseed Oil..
Am Locomotive . .
Am Emelt A Ref,.
A m Sugar Ref....
Am Tel A Tel
Am Tobacco pf . .
Anaconda, Mln Co.
do preferred ....
Atl Coast Line...
Bait St Ohio
2"0 38 i
, 79 -18f4
' 87 "
Brook Rap Tran. T."0
Canadian Pacific .
do preferred . .
Central of N J.
Ches s Ohio
Chicago A Alton.
Chicago Gt West
Chicago A N W.
C, M A St Paul.
C. C, C Bt L. .
Colo Fuel A Iron.
Colo A Southern...
do 1st preferred,
do 2d preferred.
Corn Products ...
Del A Hudson ..
D A R Grande ...
Erie .'. . 1. 1P0
do 1st preferred. 400
do 2d preferred. 400
General Electric. 1.100
Gt Northern Df
6,100 166 1645
Gt Northern Ore.. $.800 86
Illinois Central ... 1.000 150
Interborough Met.. 1.9)0 10 .
do preferred ... 6,800 48
Inter-Marina pf .. 100 22
Int Paper . 4o n !
Tint Pump 200 40
Iowa Central .... iwi
K C Southern ... 27,600 6i
do preferred ... 6.S0O 75
Louis A Nashville 4.200 160
Minn A St Louis. 3no 50
M 8t P A S M. TOO 144
Missouri Pacific, 2.200 75
Mo K'sn JL- Tins 4.600 42
do preferred '4
National Hlscuit .. . i"o ivi xv iws
National Lead ... 4.800
Mex Nat Ry 1st pf 600
N Y Central 66.000
N Y, Ont A West. 1,800
Norfolk A West. 900
North American. . . 6O0
People's Gas . . .
P. C C or 8t 1. . .
Pressed Steel Car.
Ry Steel Spring. -
Rock Island Co.. 14,300
do preferred ... 4.900
St L & F 2 pf . 6O0
St L Southwestern 200
Southern Paclflo .
do preferred . . .
Texas A Pacific.
Tol. St L A West.
U S ReaJty .
U 8 Rubber .
U S 6teel . , . .
... 17,200 118
do preferred ...
Utah Copper ....
do preferred . . .
Western Union .
Wheel A L Erie..
Total sale for tha day. 1,072,100 share. .
NEW YORK, Aug. 18. Closing Quotations:
U. B. Tit. 2s reg,100N T CO 8s. .'. 9T
do coupon loo N'orth paclfls 3s. 74
H. 9 I reg 101 (North Pacific 4s. 103
do coupon. .. .101 .Union Paclflo 4s. 103
U S new 4s reg.114 Wlscon Cent 4s. 93
do coupon. .. .118 'Japanese 4s..... 86
D A R G 4s 9T
Stocks at London. e
LONDON. Aug. i Consols for money,
84 6-16; do foT account, 84.
Amal popper... 88 Mo. K A T 43T4
.lot '.N. y. central. .. io-s
.123 Norfolk- A West. 97
.1071 do pref 91
.121 Ont A West 51
.191 Pennsylvania ...73
. S."!Rand Mlnea 9
do pref. . . .
Bait A Ohio.
Che A Ohio
Chi Grt West... 3 Reading . 84
C. M. A S. P 184 Southern Ry.. 33
De Beers 13 do pref 74
D A R G 61 Southern Pacific. 141
do prer. ...... vu union jr-acino. .zia
E,rie oo I
ao orer. no
do 1st pf 56 U. S. Steel
do 2d pi 43 j ao pret..
Grand Trunk, 24 1 Wabash ...
Ill Central 164 I do pref..,
L, A K lQ4Spanlsh 4s
Money, Exchange, Etc
YOR 67. Aug. 18 Money on,- oalU
steady. 3C2 per cent; ruling rate. 2;
losing bid. 2H : oWered at 2. Tim. loan,
atrong and fairly active: 80 days. 23 per
cent; 90 days. 3 S3 per cent, and six
montha 4 per cent. Prime mercantile pa-
erit.rcna'n".1- steady with actual
business In bankers' bills. $4 6510 for 60-day
bills, and at $4.8005 for demand; commer
cial bills. $4.86.
Bar silver, 51c.
Mexican dollars. 440. . ,,
Government bonds steady; railroads Ir
BAN FRANCISCO. Aug. IS Sterling on
London. 00 days. $4.86; do sight. $4.66 .
. Sliver bars. 51c. -Mexican
Drafts Sight. 2 c; telegraph. 5c.
LONDON. Aug. 18 Bar silver steady.
23 d per ounce. '
Money. t per cent.
The rate of discount in the open market
for short bills Is lfcl per cent.
The rate of discount In the open market
for three-months bills ,ls 1 per cent.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, Aug. lS-The condition of
the Treasury at the beginning of business
todav-was as follows:
Gold coin $855,671,869
Silver dollars , 487.110.0(H)
Silver dollars of 1890 4.139.000
Silver certllicates outstanding 48i. 110,000
Standard silver dollar In general
fund .7 4.926.139
Current liabilities $ 9,20.262
Working balance in Treasury offices' 31,682,459
In banks to credit of Treasurer oi
Subsidiary silver coin
Minor coins .;,
Total balances In general fund. . .
EGGS ARE LESS
SEATTLE RECEIVING HEAVY
SHIPMENTS FROM OREGON.
New Flour Pricea Will Be Issued
September 1 Wheat Re-
SEATTLE!, Wash., Aug. la-Speclal.) A
big slump In tha selling price of patent flour
la looked for here about September 1, when
the new prices will be Dut out by millers.
The new prices would Be Issued now, only for
the fact that the trade would insist on old
stocks at new prices, which millers say is
impossible. - While the demand for export
flour is reported better here then in a year,
particularly from Hongkong.Shanghal millers
grinding Manchuria wheat are cutting into
the trad considerably. Wheat receipt today
totaled 16 cars, against 10 for the same data
fast year. Today's receipts ara th heaviest
of the season.
The feature of the trade In fruit was the
continued slump of cantaloupes. The price
went as low as $1 on some stock and few
sold above $225. Peaches held steady
around ths dollar mark. Aprleota are all
gone. Tomatoes ere commencing to drag.
Watermelons , were scarce, but the trad de
mand was so well supplied yesterday that
today's demand was light. ,
Esss were not as firm,' owing to heavy
shipments of fresh stock from Oregon. Al
though 87 cent Is the exchange price, sales
were made as low as 86. Butter was firm.
dus largely to Alaska requirement. Cheese
was steady to firm. Poultry dragged.
QUOTATIONS AT BAN FRANCISCO.
Prices Paid for Produce In th Bay City
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18. The follow
ing prices were quoted In ths produce mar
ket today .
Mlllstuffsr-Bran, $28.5030; middlings.
Vegetables Hothouse cucumbers, 88W03C,
strlns beans. l3c: tomatoes, 75c $1-2d;
garlic, 3to6c; green peas, 7608,1.50; egg
plant, 50 n foe.
u,t B-ancv creamery. SOc: creamery
seconds. 23c; fancy dairy, 26c; dairy sec
onds, 24c. ,
.Poultry ttoostera, oiu. e.jvu
$8 50(3 10; broilers, small. $2.3035O,
large S.25 9 3-5 1 fryers. 5.50.60; hens,
$4 50ig9: ducks, old, $56; young. J68.
Eggs Store, 33c: fancy ranch, 37c.
Ctieese New, liSP10c; young, Americas,
Hav Wheat. 16M8.50; wheat and oats,
$1316,60; alfalfa, $I0&13; stock, -!.ii; Dar-
ley, $i213; straw, pr oaie. uvra-.u.
Fruits Apples, bii, ...
30c: bananas, 75cW$2.60; limes, $5;
lemons, choice. $4; commons. $1.60; pine
apples. $1.602 50.
Hops Contracts, 190S, 13 21c - -(Potatoes
Sweet, $2 40ir2.6O.
i,rvi,,r. .telour. 7286 Quarter sacks; wheat.
9.16 centals; barley. 4030 centals; corn, 60 cen
tals- potatoes, 5o2 sacKs; Dran, noo r",
middlings. 462 sacks; hay, 381 tons; wool, 90
bales; hides, 716.
U NEW YORK, Aug. 18. The market for tin
was firm today on me aavanco in imuuvu u
after ths call there was a sale or wni
September at so.ioc. closing prices unuw .
Spot and August, 29.9730.07c; -September
aad October. 30130.200; December, 30.10
SO 40a. The London market closed steady,
with spot quoted at 18u, 7s 6d and futures
at 137 12s 6d.
The market for standard copper wo m-;w
with sale of only 25 tons lor uecemDer un
livery at 13c reported on tneiisew lora meisi
c-vhonva Clowine- tiricee. follow: Spot,
12 64i 12.85o: August. 12.60S-12.S5c; Septem
ber I2.6i12.8r-c; Ootober, 12.uog'12.Roc; No
vember, 12. 6512. 90c; December. 13813.020.
In the London market copper was firm at 59
12 6J- for spot and at too us oa tor mmna.
tcllv Lake was Quoted at 18.12S'13.37o,
electro'lytio at 1313.12o and casting at
i -an rlnil teadv at 4.SMS4.40C for New
York spot delivered and at 4.25a bid for East
St. Leuls. Sale after the call were 200,000
pounds September at 4.4no ana zuv.wv pounuu
October at 4.47c. both at Jes lora. ion
don closed at 12 ls.
. Spelter was quiet ana entirely nominal ur
Kew York, with spot quoted at 6.60c bid, East
Bt. Louis. The London market was un
changed at 22. .
The English Iron market wa higher at 60s
7d for Cleveland warrant. No further
change -was reported locally.
. Coffee) and Sugar.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18. Coffee futures
closed steady, net 14 points lower to 8
points higher. Part of the balances were
switching, with the total sales aggregating
80.750 bags. August sold at 8.80c; Septem
ber, esg'e.COo: . December, 5.23 i 5.30c;
March. 8.85c Spot quiet; No. T Rio, T
7c: Santos No. 4, 89c; mild quiet
Cordova, 8 Iff 12c.
Sugar Raw firm: fair refining, 8.60&8.61;
centrifugal. 96 test, 4J6'llc. Molasses su
fear. 8.333.S8c;. refined steady: crushed.
$5.63; powdered, $6.06 .granulated. $4.95;
Eastern Mining; Stocks.
BOSTON, Aug, 18. Closing quotations:
Adventure 7'Mont C A C SO
Allouex 46 Nevada 24
Amalgamated .."84 old Dominion... 60
Aria Qom 43Osceola 145
Atlantla 10 Parrot 32
Butte Coal 25,Qulncy 92
Oal A Aria 106 Shannon ., 15
Cal A Hecla 680
United Copper... 10
Copper Range. . 82
V. S. Mining.... 64
Daly West 8
U. S. Oil 36
Greene Cananea 9J
North Butte..., 86
Isle - Royale 27
Mass Mining. ... 7
Dried Fruit a New York.
NEW YORK. Aug. 18. Evaporated ap
ples quiet: fancy. 89c: choice, 88e;
prime. 77c; common to fair, 5'36e.
Prunes unchanged; California, 2llc;
Oregon, 6 9c
Apricots dull: choice. 10i!&10c; extra
choice, 10ei0e; fancy, ll13c. v
Peaches unchanged; choice, 58c; extra
choice. 8 6c; fancy. 7Sc.
Raisins' dull. Loose Muscatels. S 4c;
choice to fancy seeded. 4 6c: seedless,
86o; London layers, $1.13ffl.20.
Dairy Produce In th East.
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. Butter Steady.
Creameries. 23g26c; dairies, 20g28c.
Eggs, steady. Receipts. 69" cases. At
mark, cases Included, 18c; firsts. 20c; prime
Cheese Strong. Daisies. 15S'15c: Twins.
14U.S-14c; voung Americas, 15S'15e; long
NEW YORK, Aug. 18,-Butter Firm,
Cheese Steady, unchanged.
Eggs Irregular. v
Stampede Among Shorts in
.Chicago Wheat Pit.
CROP DAMAGE REPORTS
Hot Wfeather Said to Hare Injured
the North Dakota Crop to the
Extent of Tweny-flT
CHICAGO. Aug. 15. A stampede among
the shorts Ire the wheat pit today forced the
price of the September delivery nearly 8
cents above the low point of the session.
Congestion In th September delivery was
the feartur of trading. This condition of
affairs was largely responsible tor an ad
vance of 2c in the price of the September
option and for a bulge of llc to lo
in the more deferred months, although fresh
crop damage reports from th Northwest
helped along the advance. ,
A report from Minneapolis, claiming that
the recent hot weather In the Northwest
had damaged the wheat crop of North Da
kota to tha extent of 26,000,000 bushels,
was another source of anxiety to the shorts.
The market was also bulltshly affected by
an advance of d to Id In Liverpool and by
a fresh advance In corn price. During th
day the September delivery ranged between
99o and $1.02. while December sold be
tween 0896c and 98o. The olose was
active and strong with September at $1.02
1.02. and December at 9898c -
Continued dry weather In the corn belt
stimulated activity In the corn market and
caused sharp bulges In the price of all de
liveries. Numerous reports of crop damage
were received, the greater part of which
referred to the crop. in Kansas. Final quo
tations wera up lc to lc.
Oats were affected by the advance in
wheat and corn, aentlment In the pit being
bullish th entire session. Ths class was
strong at net gala of c to c.
Provisions were strong all day. Prices at
the close were 8 to 23c higher.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
.61 . -66
21.46. 21.90 11.$$
. 11 71 11.85 11.72
. 11.62 11 80 11.62
, 10.25 10.27 10.22
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flour 20 cents higher. ,..
Barley Feed or mixing. 49Q?50o,
choice malting. 59i?6oo
Flax seed No. 1 Southwestern, $1.$7; No.
1 Northwestern, $1.46.
Timothy seed $3.80.
Pork Mess, per barrel, $21.76 (6923.
Lard Per 100 pounds, $1190.
Total clearancea of wheat and flour wens
equal to 109,000 bushels. Primary reoeipts
were 787.000 bushels compared with 733,000
bushels the corresponding day a year ago.
Estimated receipts for tomorrow: What, 8S
cars- corn. 207 cars; oats, 234 cars; hogs.
. . .413,800
Oram and Produce at New York.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 Flour Receipts.
27,900; exports. 6887; held higher, with a
Wheat Receipts. 28.600; spot strong: No.
2 red. new. $1.10 nominal elevator, and
$1.13 f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern Du
luth. old. $1.44 f. o. b. afloat; No. 2 hard
Winter, new. $1.16 nominal f. o b. afloat.
The wheat trade was more"-or less excited
today over renewed bullish crop advices
from the Northwest and evidences of con
gestion in September at Chicago. Prices
advanced 2 cents on heavy buying, but final
ly reacted a little, closing unsettled at 1
1 net rise. Beptember closed $1.10;
December. $1.06; May. $1.08.
Wool and petroleum Steady.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN" FRANCISCO, Aug. 18. Woaat. steady;
Spot quotation: Wheat hipping, $1.830
1.87 per cental: milling. $1.86 ner cental.
Barley Feed. $1.371.40 per cental; brew
ing. $1.421.45 per cental.
. . i QtvrrA on i-n t 1 white.
nominal; bleck, $2.602.75 per cental.
all ooaroi sales: irwj vcmiroii.i
Corn Large yellow. $1.763'1.8S par cental.
European Grain Markets.
LONDON. Aug. 18. Cargoes, a firmer feel
ing, but with slow Inquiry. Walla Walla, for
shipment, nominal. 89s.
EnglLsh country markets quiet; French coun
try, market, quiet.
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 18. Wheat September,
8s 3d; December, 7 8d; March, 7s 8d.
bought and sold
at attractive rates
at all times.
UnKmUfS Pmonol Lidbaitj
lliaajsum In- m awisfSwjessaTJsr
IrFTHKYONLYKSwll troT,' back""'"
friend about his trip by the S. S. Mariposa:
"I want so to tell you that this ship is up to,.
It not better than, any ship I have ever
known, and other passengers aald the same.
I think if it wore widely known that such
a good ship were on the line the company
would have more passengers than they could
C TItTTT. and return. $125, first class; WEL
LINGTON, N. Z., and return, $290; SOUTH
PEA ISLANDS (all of them), three months'
tour, $400. Book now for sailings of Sept.
11, Oct. 17 snd Nov. 22. '
Line to Hawaii, $110 round trip. Sailings
every 21 days. OCEANIC 8. CO.. 873
Market street, San Francisco.
NORTH PACIFIC S.S.CO.
For Eureka, San Francisco and Loa
A.ngeles direct. The steamships Roa
noke and Elder sail every Tuesday at
p. M. Ticket office 132 Third, near
Aider. Phones M. 1314 and A 1314,
. H. YOUNG, Agent.
CORNER FIFTH ANDsSTARICSTREETS.
OLDEST BANK ON THE PACIFIC COAST
SURPLUS and PROFITS $500,000 .
W. M. LADD, President.
BDW. COOKINGHAM, V.-Prestdent.
W. "H. DTJNCKLEY, Cashier.
B. S. HOWARD, JR.. Asset Cashier.
L. W. LADD, Ass't. Cashier.
WALTER M. COOK. Ass't Cashier.
Interest Paid on Savings Accounts ancPCertiflcates of Deposit
We Issue Letters of Credit, Foreign Drafts, and Trarelers Checks
THE BEST STREET INSURANCE
IS THE BITULITHIC PAVEMENT
It insures against dust, mud and street noises. '
It insures against slipperiness and falling horses. j
It insures against cracks, disintegration and costly repairs, i
It assures a sanitary and durable street. . .fl
it assures conscientious workmanship and best. Materials. .
It assures perfect satisfaction. " i
piTUUTHIO LNSURANOe'iS SATEST AND SUREST. J
WARREfl CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
317 BECK BUILDING, PORTLAND, OR.
WE OWN AND OFFER . .
Oregon School District Bonds
including carefully-selected issues of substantial and welk-estab-lished
communities, supported largely by agriculture.
Legality of bonds in every case approved by- competent attor
neys. Interest rate from A. - -j
4V296 to 6
Denominations, $500 and $1000.
These bonds afford a choice investment for savings institutions,
trust funds and individuals. ;
Inquiries invited. .l f
Chamber of Commerce.
For Long Periods of Time
Repayment may be arranged
in instalments to best suit v'
the operations of. the borrower.
LYON, GARY & COMPANY
'408 Marquette Building
CHICAGO, ' ILLINOIS
FRAJtCISCO rORTLAJ.T S. 8. CO.
dtrct steamer and daylight sailing.
AInsworth Inclc. roriiana, . ax.
State of California, Auir. 21.
Rose City. AUB. t. Kept. 11.
I'ler 40, San Francisco. 11 A. M. .
Rose City, Auk. 21, Nrpt. 4..
State of California. Auic. 28.
j w. Ransom, Dock Agent.
Main 268 'Arnsworth Dock.
ROCHE, City Ticket Agent, 143 3d St.
Pnona Main 402, A 1402.
COOS BAY- LINE
The steamer BREAKWATER leaves Port
land every Wednesday, 8 P. M from AIns
worth dock, for North Bend. Marshrleld and
Coos Bay points. Freight received until 4 P.
M on day of sailing:. Passenger fare, first
class. $10- second-class, $7, Including berth
and meals. Inquire city ticket office. Third
and Washing-ton street, or AInsworth dock.
Fhon Mala 268. , .
HENRY L. CORBBTT,
WILLIAM M. LADD,
CHARLES E. LADD,
J. WESLEY LADD,
S B. LINTHICTXM.
FREDERICK B. PRATT,
THEODORE B. WILCOX.
All Modern Safety Devices (Wireless. Etc)
London Pari Hamburg.
P. Llnc!n(new)Aug. 18' Waldersee Sept. 1
Cln-In'tll new) Aug. 21 Cleveland(new)Sept. 4
Kluer.her Aug. 2.",P. Grant (new) Sept. 8
tAmerlka. . . rAug. 28lJKaisrlneA.V.8ept. 11
JRits Carlton a la Carte Restaurant.
IT A via Gibraltar. Naples
J JL -VJLs X uud (ienotv.
S. 3. MOLTKE. Sept. 9. Oot. 21
S. 8. HAMBURG, .Sept. :i0. Nov. 18
Tourists Depart, for Trips Everywhere.
Hamburg-American Llno, 160 Powell St.,
Kan Fnuirlsco. and Local Agents. Portland.
Dr. Sven Hedln says that some of the
lamas of Thibet have a custom of allowing
themselves to be lnclesed In grottos, so that
they would ltv la darkness for ths rest of