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THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAN, PORTIii
flo conditions for tho week ending
erday were quite favorable, and busl-
, allowed an Improvement over that of
reek previous. Tills la somewhat un
it the last week In tho month Is
rr recorded as being particularly fa
ble for trade. There has been a
fair movement In produce during
week. In spite of the fact that good
ather for form work has kept farmers
fcosy at home la many localities. Wheat,
,n eplte of the unsatisfactory prices. Is
ying more freely, and the shipments
March showed & slight gain over
for the preceding month. The mar-
rough tho week ruled slightly 'better
, on the week- previous, but the
of freights continues to be the
; drawback to a free movement. The
ad for potatoes has fallen away to
'an extent that many of the buyers
lout of the market, and those who are
', looking for spuds have their limits
In most cases, to tho wrong aids
IRG cents. Of course, there Is an occa-
lal lot .ot fancy Burbanks which will
hS. a few cents over these figures, but
-ere are too -many new potatoes coming
to hand to admit of the price for old'
making very much of on advance.
California vegetables are arriving by the
carload, and peas, beans,- asparagus, cu
cumbers, etc,, are plentiful at steadily de
clining prices. There is an oversupply of
hotnouso lettuce In the market, and con
cessions In prices are made in order to
'clean np stock. Another carload of
bananas arrived 'yesterday, and as they
were In fine condition found ready sale,
although prices are higher than they have
been. The butter market la decidedly
weak, and creameries will make a further
-reduction In the price of butter fat during
'the coming week. Eggs were dull for the
greater part of the week, Tiut seem to
ha.ve steadied up a little at tho close, on
account of a good many going Into cold
storage. There Is some sale tor single
cases at 11 cents, but In round lots 11
cents Is the outside figure, and If tho
'Eastern market continues to decline there
will be some difficulty in making them
move even at that figure. Poultry was
dull for the greater' part of the week,
receipts being entirely too large for the
demand, and prices were off over Jl as
compared with those of a week ago.
Pork opened the week well, but fell away
towards the close, and was hard to move
yesterday at 6 cents for the best. The
hop market Is In an Indifferent condi
tion. There an a few sales made all the
time, but as m,ost ot them are for Inferior
stock the price Is so small as to be un
interesting. New York advices state that
there are less than 0000 bales unsold In
that state outside of New York City, and
that there was a firm feeling for fancy
goods, with Inferior stock neglected. The
wool market is quiet, and mohair has de
clined a cent.
iTCIEAT March wheat shipments from
flour included, amounted to 1,-
Chels, and Puget Bound, owing
nest month's flour shipments
L-d the million mark, mak-
R&l, wheat and flour, from
Ithwest of 2.C7.M9. These
r Portland are but sllght-
the shipments for last
bat there Is more wheat
L generally supposed. There
?e surplus to draw from.
' sred over such a big ter-
' jie aggregate the amount
that IS -moving -all the time is large. The
month's shipments from Pbrtland, details
of which appear elsewhere, were:
. . Bushels.
Flour (118.500 barrels) reduced to
wheat measure 633,00
oiai ....... ......... .. ..... ........ 1, j t9,&u
From Puget Sound, the shipments were:
near .. ...... ...... ...... ............. 3qZ.9S2
Flour (15S.91C barrels), reduced to
wheat measure 715,121
Grand total for the Northwest 2.457,919
For the season to date, Portland has
shipped 7.256,474 bushels of wheat and TKS,
617 barrels of flour, compared with 9,71S,S5i
bushels of wheat and S5S.249 barrels tjf
flour at a corresponding date lost year.
Tho Sound has shipped to date 2.205.503
bushels of wheat and CS5.033 barrels of
Sour, compared with 5,8G2r3 bujhels ot
wheat and 477,253 barrels of flour for the
same period last season. This makes
a grand total of 16,115,923 bushels for the
first nine months of the current cereal
year, compared with 21.5SS.9e5 bushels for
the same date last season, and 21.409,974
bushels for the corresponding date In the
season of 1S97-9S. The movement this sea
son to date hns averaged something less
than 2,000,000 bushels per month, which
In ordinary years in the past would be
considered good business, but of course
does not compare favorably with the two
record-breaking years which preceded it.
There is still enough wheat In the coun
try to pull the average up materially In
the remaining three months of tho cereal
year, Tjut the scarcity of tonnage will In
terfere with this being done, even should
the. market advance to a price which
would be satisfactory to growers. There
have been some signs of strength all
through the past week, and, while open
quotations were seldom above SS cents for
either Walla Walla or Valley, .very few
sales were made at less than B3V4 cents,
and 64 and even 55 cents was reported paid
In the Interior.
Mr. M. A. Toomey, treasurer of tho
Pennsylvania Milling Company, has Just
returned from an 11 months' stay in
Europe, looking after the Interests of his
company. He says that, while the United
Kingdom has not over three weeks stocks
of foreign wheat. It has gotten Into the'
habit of buying from hand to mouth, and
does not carry stocks of any size any
more. Beside, their native wheats -are not
used up, and are selling so low that they
are only drawing enough hard wheats
from America to mix with them and the
Argentine wheats, which are cheaper
than ours and make a good blend with our
Spring wheats, as English millers now
generally make blended flours. He said the
prices received for English -wheats by the
farmers are hardly equal to what they
are paying for American mill feed for
their stock, and that the wheat lands of
Great Britain are being part changed Into
pasturage for livestock, chiefly sheep. The
Continent has fair supplies of wheat, and
he does not look for any unusual demand
for either our wheat or flour for the
balance of this crop year.
Saturday Bank. Clearings.
, ,, Exchanges. Balances.
Portland $rz.E) SCS.N1
Tacoma I3.il7 14.S97
Seattle 20C71S 78.3.U
Spokane 1S1033 24.533
Tho bank clearings for the principal cit
ies of the Northwest for the week ending
Saturday, March 31, were as follows:
. Portland. Seattle, Tacoma.
na.7 $ 3S2.477 $ 343.900 $ ttUiS
Puay 2S8.SH1 C04.02J 101,165
aesday .... 291.C34 205,652 1C6.794
ursaay 25I.51S -341.493 132.413
rr IZWCG 254.335 125.4K
day ZSXCQ 2.6,743 12S.S17
...1.781,MC Sl.E8Z.ia J 748,012
Tho clearings for corresponding weeks
In former years are as follows:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
(1S99 SU75.912 n.4S2.470 X S77.3W
1K l.tS).&l 1.6Z1.6S6 1.010.314
1S37 933.105 S43.M7 414.6M
Grain. Flour, Etc
"Wheat-Walls Walla, US Me: Valley. CIS
He; Bluextem. KKJGOo per bushel.
Flour Beat grades. 12 7033; graham. 12 CO;,
luperflne. $3 10 per barrel.
Oats White; 36e2?c; gray, S3334c; stained.
3ff30c per bushel.
Barley Feed. 114914 B0; brewing. XlTfflT M
MlllstuCs Bran. X12313 -per ton: middling
$18819; short llSgls; chop. X14.
Hay Timothy. S&310; clover. J707 80; Ort
goa wild hay, $0&7-per ton.
Vegetables, Pratt, Ete.
Vegetables Parsnips. Jl: carrots, fl; turnips.
60c: onions, $22H per- cental; cabbage,
90cS$l per rental; potatoes. 40S35o per lack:
sweet potatoes. 2U3c; pecs. 4H8Cc: beans,
lie; asparagus. 4 Vic; new potatoes, SHo pet
Fruit Lemons. 3 S033; oranges. J2S3 per bos
for navels, 31 S0S2 for seedlings; tangerines,
tl 73: Japanese oranges. 75c831 SO per box;
pineapple. 34 600 per doxen: banana. 32 M
63 per bunch; Persian date 7Uff8e per pound;
apples, 3101 CO; pear. TScffJl 23 per bx.
Dried fruit Apples,' evaporated. 7C8o pel
pound; sun-dried, sacks or boxes, 4G3c. peart
sun and evaporated, &36c: plums, pllleas. 48
&Kc: prune. Italian. 3H05Hc: stiver, extra
choice. C O Oc: -tigs. Smyrna. He: California
black. 580c; do white, 10c per pound.
Batter, Cggi, Poultry, Etc.
Butter Fancy creamery. 45 9 50c; seconds,
40c: dairy, 3033714c: store. 25ff32V4c per roll.
Eggs UOllHc per doten for Oregon.
Poultry Chickens, mixed. 33 5084 SO; bens,
J5S0; tlnck. fJEJ: geese. 0 S038 per doxen;
turkeys, lire. lOCllc; dressed. lVAOUc pet
Cheese Full cream, twins. 12Ji013o; Tonni
America. 14c per pound.
Groceries, Xnts, Etc.
. Coffee Mocha. 233SSc; Jara. fancy. 20332c;
Java. good. 20324c. Java, ordinary, 18020c;
Costa Rica, fancy, 18320c: do good. lG318c; dt
ordinary, 10312a per pound; Columbia, roast.
312 73 per case; Arbuckli'a. 314 23; Lion,
Sugar Cube. 35 E2H: crushed, 13 S2: pow
dered. 33 62; dry granulated, cane, 3 324:
beet, 33 22 Vi: extra C. 4 82: golden C 34 7(
net: half barrelo. VSc mora than barreli; mapli
sugar. 15316c per pound.
Beans Small white. SKc; baron, 4c; Lima, Gt
Salmon . Columbia river. 1-pound tails, $10
1 60; 2 - pound tails, $232 (0; fancy. I-pound
Oats. $1 CS31 TS; -pound fancy nats, 83393c;
Alaska, 1-pound tails. $1 2031 30; 2-pound talis.
$1 8032 23.
Grain bags-Calcutta. $787 10 per 100 fot
spot. 30 3030 62 for July-August.
Nuts Peanuts. 637e per pound for raw, lOi
for roasted; cocoanuts, 00c per dozen; walnuts,
10311c per pound: pine nuts, 15c; hickory nuts;
7c; chestnuts, 16c; Bra ill. lie; Clberta. 13c:
fancy pecans. 12314c; almonds, 13 O lTVJc pet
Coal oil Cares. 214 Per gallon; barrels,
17c; .tanks. 15c
Rice Island, etfc; Japan. 8c; New Orleans,
436c; fancy head. 737 60 per sack.
Meat nnd Provisions.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers snd ewes.
$434 25: dreeaed, 737e per pound; spring
lambs. J232 50 each.
Hrgs-Onus, choice heavy. $3; light. $4 60,
dressed, 580c per pound.
Beef-Gross, top steers. $484 60; cows. $3 64
34; dressed -beef. 637Xo per pound.
Veal-Large, 637c per pound; small. S39t
Provisions Portland pack (Shield brand):
llama, nmoked. are quoted at 13o per pound,
picnic hams, Cc per pound; breakfast bacon,
13c; bacon. 8c; backs. 0c: dry salt sides,
STic: dried beef, 17c per pound; lard. 6-pound
palls. 10c; 10 -pound palli. a-jc; 60s. vc:
tlerrea. 9J4c per pound. Eastern pack (Ham
mond's): Hams, large. 13c; medium. 13ijcr
mall. 13Jic; picnic hams. 9e: shoulders, 9c,
breakfast baccn. 124c; dry salt sides. S39c
bacoa aides, OfflO'ic; backs. 10c: "butt,' 8c;
lard, pure leaf, kettle rendered. Cs. 10Kc; 10s,
Hops, 'Wool, Hides, Etc
Hops-306c per pound.
Wool Valley, 12 13a for coarse, 10318c for
beat: Eastern Oregon, 10315c; mohair, 2032Se
per pound. .
Sheepskins-Shearlings. 13320c: short-wool. 21
035c; medium-wool. 30350c; long-wool. COcStl
Pelts Bear skins, each, as to slxe, $5313;
cub each. $105; badger, each. SOc; wildcat.
25375c; bousecat, 6325c; fox, common gray,
40c3$l; do red, $1 7633 60; do ctosh, $2 803ti;
lynx. $2C- 50; mink. 40cUl 75; marten, dark
Northern. $5310: do pale. pine. $234; musk
rat. 83 12c; skunk. B00c; otter (land), $4
(26; panther, with head and claws perfect,
$103; raccoon, 25380c; wolf, mountain, with
head perfect, $3 50 3' 3; wolverine, $2 6036;
beaver, per skin, large. $637; do medium, pet
kin. $433; do small, per skin, $132; do kits,
per skin. $133.
Tallow 336c; No, 2 and grease. 334o pet
Hides Dry hides. No. 1. 10 pounds and up
ward. 16315o; dry kip. No. 1. 6 to 18 pounds.
15c per pound; dry calf. No. 1. under S pounds,
15310c; dry salted, cne-thlrd less than dr
Hint: aalted hides, sound steers. 00 pounds and
over, eH&OC; do 60 to 60 pounds. 888c; d
under 60 pounds and cows. 7S6c; kip, 13 to 34
pounds. 7SSc; do veal, 10 to 14 pounds, 7c;
do calf, under 10 pounds. 7c: green (unsaltedl
lc per pound less; culls (bulls, stags, motb
eaten, badly cut, scored hair slipped, weather
beaten or grubby), one-third less.
Professor Shovr Believes Thnt Pot
ash Is Best for Oregon Soils.
COHVALLIS. Or.. March 30.-In this ar
ticle tho writer proposes to set forth in
some detail reasons for the statement that
whenever fertilisers are needed In Western
Oregon and Washington they should un
doubtedly be strong in potash. This con
clusion has not been reached hurriedly
but after very careful Investigation of a
large number of soils, which characteriio
the sections above mentioned. This con
clusion has been strengthened by the In
vestigation of other Workers and by fruit
growers themselves. 1 deem It best, under
tho conditions of this discussion, to dwell
on the fact that potash Is an essential ele
ment In plant productions Just long enough
to mention authorities who have demon
strated this beyond question to any who
are not blindly prejudiced In the premises.
It Is, of course. Impossible to go Into de
tails of all tho experiments at this time
and wo can only cite that about 200 trials
A Most Astonishing Record
Purchases of wheat made In March In
variably show a good profit during Adtii
and May. as the following table, compiled
from tho official records, will prove:
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portunity to Increase your Income. We
have the facilities and solicit your busi
ness. CULLISON & CO.
Board of Trade and Stock Exchange Brokers.
214-215 Chamber of Commerce.
PORTLAND, ... OREGON.
with oats, barley ejid colza, subjected to a
great variety of artificial mixtures, have
been described by such workers as Sato,
Hortmor and numerous others. It is not
out of place here to state tho function of
this essential element as found by the
above-named authorities, as well as by
Mercadante,, Schroeder and Erdman. the
more especially since tho condition of our
frults after several years' growth, consld.
cred In tho light of this demonstrated
function, gives circumstantial evidence of
its limited amount In tho soils In question.
Tho function of this element, as demon
strated by the workers above referred to,
may bo summarized as follows:
First It is essential for tho assimila
tion of carbon and its elaboration Into
starch, giving strength to tho cell tissue.
Thus the plant suffers greatly in Its woody
portion latho absence of, potash In requi
Second It Is associated with starch In
Its translocation from cell to cell and in
Its formation into sugar. Hence the slzo
and quality of fruit Is materially affected
by a deficiency of potash
Third It Is required for a proper devel
opment of fruit acids, so Important In Im
parting on agreeable flavor to fruits.
Having thus fet.forth the above func
tions which science has demonstrated to
be true concerning tho .relation of potash
to plant growth. It remains to state the
evidence on which rests my belief In the
need of potash on the soils of the North
west, west of tho Cascades. This evi
dence I shall develop under two heads
(A) circumstantial evidence: (B) direct ev
idence. The former would lead us to con
clusions from a priori reasons. Under this
head I beg to discuss, first, tho sources of
tho mineral constituents of the colls hero
found; second, the condition of fruit trees
as to general health, as to flavor of fruit,
as to the keeping quality of tho fruit.
First Soils are formed by the natural
disintegration and abrasion of the original
rock masses. This being the case, it fol
lows that a study of the chemical char
acteristics of tho rocks of a specified re
gion will at least give some clue as to
what may be expected to be present In
relatively large or small quantities In tho
resulting soils. To Illustrate: In regions
in which Umestono rocks are abundant,
soils aro markedly calcareous. It may be
argued that tho- process of weathering.
Including tho solvent action of the water,
changes the proportions In which these
soil Ingredients are present. This I admit
In certain cases, but It cannot In any case
go so far as to supply material which is
not present in the parent rock, nor to make
a soil even fairly supplied with an ele
ment which Is present In only limited
quantities In the parent rock, and. In fact.
In this particular case, the soluble salts
bf potash, as developed from the Insoluble
minerals, largely fsJdspar, as shown by
Merrill, will be to a considerable extent
lost, provided tho soils thus formed are
subjected to heavy leaching, which will
bo tho case throughout the region In ques
tion. Bearing these points in mind. then,
let us consider the character of the parent
rock of these soils. This is mainly basalt,
resulting from the great lava overflow, and
the lesser subsequent ones, which coveted
the whole of Northern California and a
great part of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho. It Is true that basalt Is a complex
rock and carries the fertilizing elements
of a. variety of rocks; but It is still further
truo that the composition of tho constttu.
cnt minerals In the basalt influences the
chemical characteristics of tho soil. I pass
over the varietlM of basalt. Inasmuch as
they cut no figure in the discussion, and
conflno myself- to tho particular variety
present In the locality In question, namely,
plagloclaso basalt. This class of basalts
consists essentially of the minerals plaglo,
clase, englte. magnetite, with apatite and
olivine as accessory Ingredients. Of these
ccnstltutnts. plajdoclaso Is the one which
demands closo attention. Inasmuch as it
Is commonly recognized that clay soils
ore the result of tho disintegration and de
composition of feMspathlc rock, to which
class this mineral belongs, and that such
soils aro usually rich In potash. This is
undoubtedly true, but It does not follow
that the decomposition of all feldspars pro
duce soils rich In nntnvh fnr cnm ri,i
.spars are far from being potash-bearing.
no iue mai ciay spits are rich In potash
sprang from the wide predominance of
such soils resulting from the orthoc:ase
feldspars of tho East. It Is a great mis
tako to make this conclusion a general one,
for the plagioclastlo division of feldspars.
Including, as It does, ollgoclase, labrador
He. ar.orthlte or andeslte, are all non
Dotash bearinf?. hut It la nn. n- ..
theso plagioclastlc feldspars soda lime
compounds which exist In the basalts of
this region. There are, however, as as
sociate minerals not essential a limited
often In these rocks. Hence, the presence
of more or less potash In soils derived
from this class of rocks. Tho fact still
remains, however, that from a priori rea
son of soil origin, we would expect to find
tho soils to be quite limited In potash con
tent. This condition is still more to be
expected from the tendency of' the potash
Ingredients toward loss In the process, of
roll decomposition. This Is illustrated by
tho following annly8C9. which are typical
of basaltic rocks. A rock of this charac
ter, carrying Si per cent of potash, after
decompoFltlon. by weathering, showed but
20 per cent, a loss of 61 per cent of tho
total. Other Illustrations might be died,
but we shall let this suffice as an Illus
tration. (Merrill, "Rocks and Their De
composition." page 223). Still further there
m'ght be ndded the annual less cf available
potash compounds through the medium of
very heavy rnlns, common to this section
during the Winter months. Theso are. I
say, reasons for expecting a soil of lim
ited potash content. G. W. SHAW.
THE CnAl.V MAnKETS.
Prices for Crrenls In European nnd
SAN FRANCISCO. March 3L Wheat
Steady: spot, quiet. Barley, quiet. Oats,
firm. Spot quotations were:
Wheat-Shipping. No. 1. JKTi4c: choice.
97Hc: milling. SSin 01U.
Barley Food. TOQTSXc: brewing. KOnffiHd.
Oats Gray. Oregon, $1 01Hn 12H; mill
ing. $1 ISffl 17H: red. 93cC$l 15.
Call board sales:
Wheat-Steady; May, SSXc; cash, 975ic
Barley No rales.
Corn Large yellow, $1 10S1 12S.
Chicago Crnln ami Produce.
CHICAGO, March 3L The wheat market
concluded a month which has boosted tho
price of May wheat up lfiinHc in n very
quiet manner. In vain did holders point
to tho higher cables from Liverpool, and
again without effect to tho reports of
damages by rain to the Argentine crop.
Those who were selling serenely called at
tention to the liberal receipts, the fine
weather and the crop prospects, which
point to bulging bins at the end of next
Summer's harvest. So there was not tho
demand today that characterized yester
day's session, and there seemed to bo
plenty for sale, but It was not a large
.speculative market. At tho opening thrre
was a short-winded upward spurt on the
bullish considerations, but thereafter It
was the other way. Export sales -were
light, but seaboard clearances in wh-sat
and flour were equal to 622,000 bushets. The
cash demand was slock.
The com market had some strength
early, becauce of the higher cables from
Liverpool and the usual light country .of
ferings. May selling at 29c several times,
but this was lost. The weather probably
acted along with a desire for profits In
causing liquidation. May closed HGHe
The oats market yielded with other
selling of both July nnd May by a cash
""" -uuj- cioseo. ac tower.
There was nothing like a repetition ol
the activity of tho recent days in the pro.
visions pit today. The market was easier,
too. Hogs were generally weaker; thcr
was profit-taking nnd some selling on stop,
loss orders and less of an outside demand
than during tho period which 031716(1 May
pork for gains of more than $1. Liver
pool was lowet for lard. The feature ol
the trade was the demand for May ribs.
May pork closed 10c under yesterday. May
lard Be lower and May ribs THcf lower.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. closed.
. J9H 40
: i& .! &
6 45 0 47&
. 6 43 6 43
. 665 6K
May 6 65 6 67 6 65
July 6 65 6 S7 6 47
Cath quotations wero as follows:
Flour Firm: Winter patents, 33 60QJ 65;
straights. $2 9003 25; clears. $2 7003 05;
Spring specials; $3.80: patents; $3 1033 45;
straights, $2 6003: bakers'. $292 45.
Wheat-No, 3 Spring, 62gC6c: No. 3
Corn No. 2. 3So.
Oats-No. 2. 24H05Hic: No. 2
27S27j;c: No. 3 white, 2.27a
.Rye No. 2, Kc
Barley-No. 2. 4645o.
Flaxseed No. 1. $1 65.
Timothy seed Prime, $2 8502 40.
Mesa pork Per barrel, $11 KQU 60.
Lard Per-100 pound?, $5 2&g 37.
Short ribs Sides', loose. S 5f6 73: dry
salted, shoulders, boxed, $S258950; snort
clear sides, boxed, $C 7566 30.
Whisky Distillers' finished goods, pet
gallon, $1 25.
Sugars Cut loaf, $6; granulated, $S 44.
Flour, barrels 23.u 26.000
Wheat, bushels 41.000 10U.COJ
Corn, bushels 255.000 216.000
Oats, bushels 2T3.0) 361,0 0
Rye, bushels 16,000 2.C01
Barley, bushels 53.000 13,10)
On the produce exchange today, the but
ter market was weak. Creamery. 19S22cl
dairy, 1622c Cheese, firm, 12813c Eggs,
steady; fresh, 10c
Xctt York Grnln nnd Produce.
NEW YORK, March 3L-Flour-Re-celpts,
24.377 barrels; exports, 15,8CG bar
rels; market inactive but steady; Minne
sota patent. $3 7003 5; Winter straights.
S3 4S3 65. '
Wheat Receipts, CE.C00 bustiels; exports,
63.62) bushels; spot, steady; No. 2 red,
so;c, f. o. b.
Options, after a momentary advance at
the opening, due to stronger cables, yield
ed to local unloading and ruled rather
weak throughout the forenoon, closing dull
and easy at c net decline. March. TSTsQ
79c; May closed 73Tc; July, 73c; Sep
European Grain Mnrkets.
LONDON, March 31. Wheat Cargoes
on passage, buyers indifferent operators;
English country markets qu(et.
LIVERPOOL, March 31. Wheat Firm;
wheat In Paris, steady; flour In Paris,
quiet: French country markets, quiet.
Wheat Spot, No. 2 red Western Win
ter, stocks exhausted. Futures, steady:
May. Es 10d; July, Ss r4d; September;
nominal. . . .
Corn Spot, firm; American mixed, new,
4s Id; American mixed, old, 4s lUd- Fu
tures, atrdpg; May. 4s ld; July, 4s ftd.
TACOMA. March 31. Wheat Nothing
doing, and quotations nominally un-,
changed. Bluestem, 52c; club, c.
SCW YORK STOCKS.
Prices nt Which the Principal, Se-.
NEW YORK. March . The total Sales
of stocks today were 403,400, shares. .The
closing quotations wcro as follows:
U. S. 2s rcf ..104AtchIspn adj. 4s. S4TJ
U S. 2s reg ..10&H
'i . is reg ..iwi uen. isiec 63 0ld.H0
do 3s reg 110JN. Y. Cent, lsts.,110
no 3 f.lnn HAL- XTw T)nih. 4. .01
do 3s coup 110b
Nor. Paclric 2'.'. 6S
uo new s reg.134
do 4s coup.. .'..134
do old 4s reg...lli
do 4s coup.. ..116
do 5s reg 114K
uu is iut
Or. Nav. lsts...iio
tin .i l(ULi
O. S. L. 6s 12S'
do 5s coup 114
-wis. wo. , a. 72
:,R. G. W. lsts... 94
1J13. Cl L.OU 3-basllV
v.m et si. v. con.
7s ......... .142
do S. F. deb 5sl21
D. & R. G. lstB.1031.
I do C. & P."istsJ19
St. P.. C. & P. 5sl21
union t-actnc Hs.iwft
Wis: Cent. lsts.. 91
do 4s S3Vi
Bait. & Ohio
Can. Pacific .
29HlUnlon Pacific ... 6S
do nfd ?:
Can. Southern.. 4
Wheel. & L. E. 11H
Ches. & Ohio.... 32K
C G. W 14?i
uu ius pio 3Z4
P.. f C! Jt. a T.
C.. B. & Q UliThird Avenue....104
Chi.. Tnd Ar T.. VU-t wmn.-ce rr a '
JChl.. Ind. Ac L.. 25H;
express nn s
uo pia rob1
United States.... 4S
ChL & N. W...1G4
C R. L & Pac.1131
C. C C. & St. L. C3;!
Am. Cotton OH.. JCtf
do lsts ptd 43; do pfd
do 2ds nfd 19
do ptd ....'.
Am. S. & R.,
Del. & Hudson. .117
Del.. L. & W...1S1
D. & It. G zea
do pfd 74-i
fc.rie .............. it4
do lsts pfd 42
Grt. North. prd.ltS'i
Hocking Conl ... ls
Hocking Valley. 26
Am. Steel Hoop.. sc
uo ma M.V.
Am. Steel & W..
utj tiiu yy
Am. Tln-Plate..v 25
do nfil -..
Illinois central. .11
Ion a Central.... 19
do pld ,
K. C. P. & G
L. E. & West
57 Am. Tobacco 10C4
"7Z uu uiu im
. 23 Anaconda M. Co. 51
. 87 Brook. T T ?9V
Lake Shore ....200 Colo. Fuel & I.. JoS
Louis. & Nash.. S6i;Cont. Tobacco... 22k
Manhattan L... 9iil do pfd 84
Met. St. Ry lMVilFederal Steel.... 6
Mex. Central.... ISJh do pfd 7ii
Minn. & St. L
Mo. Pacific ....
uen.. .twee trie. ...129
Ulucose Bugar.... 53
do nfd nu
MobUe & Ohio.. 43
Int. -Paper 21
Mo.. K. & Tex.. 12
do pfd 36
N. J. Central. ...US
N. Y. Central. ..127
Norfolk & West. 3Ci.
uo prd 66
LaClede Gas .... 73
National Biscuit. 36
do pfd S3
National Lead... 24
do pfd .104
National Steel.. 45
do pfd 94
N. Y. Air nrake.130
North American. 15
do pfd 76
do pfd 77)
Ont. & West.... 26
O. R. & N 42
do nfd 76
rnciuc LOasi ... bj
do lstn prd 82
do 2ds Dfd K2
do lsts pfd 63
Pacific Mall 37
People's Gas ...1CS
Pressed Steel Car 52
do pfd $2
Pull. Pal. Car.18l
Stand. R. & T 7
do pfd 10 '
Tenn. Coal & I.. 97
U. S: Leather... 13
I -do pfd 73
U. S. Rubber.... 31
do 2ds nfd..,
R. G. W
St. L. & S. F.,
do lsts pfd...,
do 2tls pfd...,
St. L.. S. W..
do pfd ........
St. P. & Omana.108
South. Pacific... 41 do nfd . ;'
Southern Ry.... 15lVest. Union. ..... 83
do pfd CDSlRep. I. & S...... 23
Texas & Pacific l. do pfd
Wis. Central 20
Money Exchange, Etc. "
.SAN FRANCISCO, March 31. Sterling
on London. 60 days. $4 83; sterling on
London, sight, $4 87: silver bars, .69c;
Mexican dollars, 4S043c; drafts, sight,
17e; telegraph, 20c
NEW YORK. March 3L Mopey on call.
3 per cent: prime mercantile paper, 40
6 per cent; sterling exchange, steady,
with actual business In "bankers' bills at
$4 8Cli demand, and at $4 824 52. 60
days: posted rates.. $4 S304 87: commer
cial bills, $1 S204 83; sliver certificates,
60S61cr bar silver, 59c: Mexican dol
lars, 47c; Government bonds, weak; state
bonds. Inactive; railroad bonds, firm.
LONDON, March 31. Consols, 101.
Stocks In London,
LONDON, March 3L Canadian Paclfio.
100: Union Paclfio preferred, 78; North-
s4 , ss
ern Paane preffy-d. 79: Atchison, 30:
Grand Trunk. 8t' Anaconda, 10.
The Metnl Markets.
NEW YORK. March 3L Tho firm that
fixes the selling price for miners and
smelters quotes lead at W 43 at the close;
oar suver, bPftc - ,
SAN FRANCISCO. March 31- Bar sil
LONDON, March 31. Bar sllvei, 27d.
SAX FIIAXCISCO MARKETS.
SAN FRANCISCO March 3L Wool
Spring Nevada, lafflSc; Eastern. Oregon,
12916c; Valley Oregon. 2022c. Fall
Northern mountain. 1012c: mountain. 8
10c; plains. 8010c; Humboldt and Mendo
Hops 1KB crop. 11013c for choice.
Mlllstuffs Middlings, $17020: bran,
$12 50013 50 per ton.
HayWheat, $609 50; wheat and oat.
$609; best barley. $57; alfalfa. $506 50;
stock, $505 50; compressed wheat. $7010
per ton; straw. 25040c per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose. CO07Oc; River Bur
banks. 40075c; Oregon Burbanks. 65c$l
per cental: sweet potatoes. $2 4002 60 per
. Vegetables-eilvetskln onions; $2 2503 75
per cental: garlic. 203c; green peas.
101ie; string beans. 60Sc; dried okra,
2c per pound; asparagus, 65c0$l 50 per
box; egg plant. 8010c per pound.
Apples $1 25 for choice; common, 50c
Citrus fruits Oranges, 'navels, $1250
2 50; Mexican limes, $3 5006; common
California lemons, II J do choice. $1 2601 0
Bananas $1 2503 23 per bunch.
Butter-'Fancy creamery. 18c; do sec
onds. 16017c: fancy dairy. 16016c;
do seconds, 14015c per pound.
"Cheese California, new. 7G5c:. Young
America, S09c; Eastern. 16017c per
' Eggs-Store. 12013c; fancy ranch,. 143
'15c per dozen.
Poultry Turkey gobblers. 9010c; tur
key hens. 12013c per pound; old roosters.
$3 5004 per dozen; young roosters, $60
6 60: small broilers. $2 5003 50: large do,
$404 50; fryers. 4306; hens. $305 60 per
dozen; geese. $202 23 per pair.
Receipts Flour, quarter sacks, 7510;
Oregon. 7031; oats, centals. 220; beans,
sacks, 1S4S; wool, bales, 2CJ; wheat, cen
tals, 82,931; barley, centals, 3OS0; Oregon,
290: corn, centals, 1000; potatoes, sacks,
140S; Oregon. 4224; bran, sacks. 650; hay,
25S; hides. 4(1.
CHICAGO. March 3L Cattle Receipts.
200. Nominally steady. Natives, good to
prime steers, $4 90S5 73; poor to medium.
"1104 65; selected feeders, $404-75; mixed
stockers. $3 4003 90; cows. $304 25; heifers,
$3 2004 75; canners. $202 75; bulls, $2 60
04 25; calves. $4 5005 75. Texans Re
ceipts this week, 3500; last week. 4000.
Texas-fed steers, $3 9006; Texas bulls.
$3 2003 60.
Hogs Receipts today. 14,000; Monday.
SO.OOO, estimated; left over. 2500. Mixed
and butchers. $3 1505 45; good to choice
heavy, $3 3005 43; rough heavy. $3 150
5 25; light. $3 1005 37; bulk of soles.
$5 3005 37.
Sheep Receipts, 2000. Sheep and Iambs
steady. Good to choice wethers. $3 850
6 25; fair to choice mixed. $2 5002 93;
Western sheep, $3 7306 25; yutrllngs, $60
6 75: native Iambs, $5 6007 35; Western
lambs, $607 35.
Receipts this week Cattle, 49.000; hogs,
137.003: sheep. 53.300.
Receipts last week Cattle, 43,000; hogs,
141.000; sheep, 57.000.
OMAHA. March 3L Cattle Receipts.
300. Market steady. Native beef steers,
$105 3): cows and heifers. $3 3004 30; can
ners, $202 25; stockers and feeders. $3 70
64 90; calves, $3 5007; bulls and stags,
Hogs Receipts, 7600. Market 2c lower.
Heavy. $3 1003 20: mixed. 53 1005 12;
light.. $405 12: bulk of sales. $5 1003 12.
Sheep -Market firm. Fair to choice na
tives. $3 9006 25; fair to choico Westerns.
$3 7506; common and choice sheep, $4 23
05 25 lambs, $607.
KANSAS CITY, March 3L-Cattle Re
ceipts. 100. Market unchanged. Texas
steers. $205 13; native steers. $405 40; na
tive cows and heifers, $2JJ3 15; stockers
and feeders, $3 2305 33: bulls. $2 7504.
Hogs Receipts. 5000. Market steady.
Bulk of sales. $3 1075 15; heavy, $3 O70
5 25; packers. $3 0503 25; mixed. $4 970
5 15; lights. $4 9005 10; porkers, $3 0505 10;
pigs, $4 2505 05.
Sheep Receipts, 500. Market strong.
Lambs, $507; muttons, $105 70.
Coffee and Suicnr.
NEW" YORK. r March 3L Coffee-Options
closed barely steady, unchanged to
5 points lower. Sales, 13.500 bags. Includ
ing: May. $6 45; July, $6 60; August. $6 CO;
September. $6 65.
Sugar Raw firm. Fair refining. 3 31-32c;
centrifugal. 96 test. 4 15-32C Refined dull.
Granulated. $5 15: cut loaf. $5 65.
EIGHT MONTH'S TRADE.
Details Show Sisrprislnjc Commercial
WASHINGTON. March 27. The details
of our foreign commerce for the eight
mont'jo ending with February are as re
markable and as gratifying ns these re
lating to the grand total for that month,
which, as announced some days ago, sur
passed tho record of any preceding Febru
ary. The details of the export and Import
figures for tho eight months ending with
February show surprising developments in
our commerce, and especially that which
relates to manufactures. An Increased
Importation of raw materials for the use
of our manufacturers and an Increased
exportation of manufactured articles arc
the striking features of the February
statement of Imports and exports. The
Importation of "articles In a crude condi
tion which enter ,into the various processes
of domestic Industry" ntnounted In tho
eight months ending with February. 1300.
to $195,237,754. against $134,781,199 In the cor
responding months ot the preceding fiscal
year, an Increase of $53,000,000; while ex
portation of manufactures In tho same
time were $2CS.5J7,972. against $206,822,237 In
the corresponding months of last year, an
Increase of $61,000,000. Thus the Importa
tion of manufacturers' materials increased
during the eight months In question $60,
000,000 and the exportation of manufac
tured goods Increased $61,000,000 In the
same time. In the 2S daya of February,
the Importation of manufacturers' mate-'
rials amounted to $25,926,601, or nearly
$1,000,000 a day, and the exportation of
manufactured goods amounted to $34,226,
123, or. In round terms, $1,250,000 for every
day In the month. In the eight months
ending with February, the exportation of
manufactures averaged $1,100,000 per day
(Including Sundays and holidays), while In
the corresponding months of the preceding
year the average dally exportation 'of
manufactures was only $S51,70): In tho cor
responding months of 1895-37, it was hut
$700,000. and In tho samo months of 1S35-M.
but $333,000. -
Thus the cxportatlons of manufactures
during the eight months ending with Feb
ruary, 1S0O, arc double thoso of tho
corresponding months ending with Feb
ruary, 1S9S. while the Importations of man
ufacturers' material In the eight monthi
ending with February, 1900. are 23 per
cent In exeem of those of tho correspond
ing eight months ending with February.
1S96, nnd nearly double those of the eight
months ending with February. 1S37. Manu
facturers' materials, which In the e'ght
months ending with February, 18D3. formed
2S per cent of the total Import", formed
25 per cent In the eight months erdlng
with February, 1900, while manufactures
which In thp eight months ending with
February. 1896. formed 21 per cent of the
total exports, formed 29.7 per cent In the
eight months ending with February. 190).
The following table shows the Importa
tion of manufacturers' materials and the
exportation of manufactured goods In the
eight months ending with February for
each year from 1EJ0 to lTOO. and the per
cent which they formed of th total Im
enrts and exnozls. respectively; The Q.
Downing, Hopkins & Co.
Chicago Board of Trade
New York Stock Exchange Brokers
Continuous market quotations 'at principal centers of trade received over our
own wires. Branch offices at Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane. Walla Walla, Colfax.
Wash., Vancouver and Victoria, B. C.
Room 4t Ground Floor, Chamber of Commerce. Both Telephones.
The Iron Steamship "Willamette," 3000 Tons
WILL SAIL FROM SEATTLE FOR
Cape Nome, Jyne T
The Willamette Is especially adapted for carrylas livestock, her
spacious decks afford amplo room for feeding, watering and attention
Being a stanch vessel, low rates of marine Insurance aro assured. Sails
direct to Cape Nome without stop. Amplo and safe lighters for landing
have been provided. For rates and space appjy at onco to
S. S. GEO. W. ELDER, S. S. NOME CITY'
S. S. DESPATCH
The above first-class steamers will sail every 10 days
during the season for Cape Nome, York and St Michael
and Yukon river points.
First Sailing, May 15,
FOa IXATE5 AXD IXFOIULVTiaS APrtT Tt
CALIFORNIA & OREGON COAST S. S. CO.
F. P. BAUMGARTNER, 2S3 Washlnaton SI.
W. A. Mitchell A Co.. General Agent. San Francisco.
Cape Nome Gold Fields'
THE NEW PAbATIAX. STEEI. STEAMSHIP
Senator" will soil from San Francisco. May 14. Scattls.May 19. Subsequent trip
lll be from Seattle direct namely: June 21. July 21 end August 20.
Th "Senator" hss s oapacltr of 2JO0 tona. Her second cabin and atesrefw aeconnnofia.tloB
srs superior to the nist-clssrs acccmmoOaUoas of most, of tfts steamers advertised for Nome.
Tfte Paclfio Coast Steamship Co. baa been running Its steamers to Alaska winter and sum
merfor Tears, and Is trie pioneer Pacific Coast line. Seattle fwlebt snd passenger rates ap
ptr from Portland. For further Information Inquire of OOODALU PERKINS & CO., General
Acesta. 10 Market. Ban Francisco, cr X. P03TOM. Affent. S40 Washington t. Portland. pr.,
urea designated "manufacturers' mate
rials" Include only those articles classed
by the Treasury Bureau of Statistics ni?
"articles In a crude condition which entet
Into tho various processes of domestic In
dustry." Imports of manufactured materials for
the eight months ending with February
In the years given:
Per ct. of
Tear. Value, total.
1KS0 J119.a4.1S2 23.G
1S31 1,SC6.S4S 21.0
AoiW. l&It 4 !., sl )
ISM o7,032.K 2t.7
1&5 119.517.371 25.6
1S9G 154.S0l.f59 S.1
liWl lltk4Za)tlG VOa
1S98 133.E54.21I 34.0
XAvtf... ...................... . ..7..' A.l.J .Mil
lS00...a. ... ... ....... 1.5.337. i.r4 w.2
Exports of manufactured articles, for
the eight months ending: with February
In tho years given:
Per ct. of
Tear. Value. total.
1SS0 99.722.137 1C.
"! lv-aft4aK-.r.PF -Xl 3
1SS2 lttl.(Zfi.-,03 14.S
1S9J 99.290.1C4 17.1
1334 123.2SS.2T.7 19.7
1S93 11S.R2S.KG 51.2
19S 14US7.S3S 21.4
aSJj i X t"ilI..cB .I1.
3833 K0.CW.VIZ 22.C
1S99 206.822.331 25.0
1900 2GS.DI7.972 29.7
Pacific Const Commercial Murnm.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 21. Dr. 'Will
iam P. Wilson, director of the Philadel
phia Commercial Museum, and 'William
Harper, chief of the Bureau of Informa
tion of the same institution, have reached
here from tho Hast for the purpose of
lending" their advlC6 and co-opcratlon to
the promoters of the Pacific Commercial
Museum. Dr. "Wilson and Mr. Harper
nre enthusiastic over the prospect of fee
ing a -commercial museum started on the
Pacific Coast, and make the unqualified
prediction that, with good management.
It will accomplish a world of good for tho
commerce of the country, and divert (
mucn 01 tnc iraac 01 Australia ana ma
Orient to the Pacific Coast.
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