The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 23, 1905, PART THREE, Page 35, Image 35

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    THE StTSDAY oiG02StA&, PORTLATD, APRIL 23, , 1905.
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FEW-WHEAT SALE!
Local Market Weakened by the
Slump in East.
TRADING ON SMALL SCALE
Practically AH tho Grain How Being
Bought Is on Milling Account.
Grop Prospects -in the-
Northw'est Are Good.
The sensational slump Jn;. May. wheat Jat Chi
cago had but little sympathetic effeot on the
situation here. There is not much" wheat re
maining unsold in thia .country and ' trading Is
Inactive, but the tone Is rather weaker with
the drop In the East, as it puts a stop to any
buying for Eastern ' account The California,
market for Northern grain Is also dull. Prac
tically a.11 the trading -being "done at present
Is for the milling Interested and they are not
offering high pricea for wheat in the face cf
low-priced export orders for flour. 'Much at
tention Is being paid to crop prospects In the
Northwest Up to the present time" they are
most favorable. Tlie acreage may not. be
equal to last year's, but a larget -average
yield Is promised which shpuld bring the out
put up to the 1904 figures. Tho outlook for
the country around. Lewjston is thus reported
by the Tribune of that city: -
Farmers from all sections report the pros
pects for crops to be the best in the history
of the country. The seeding Is practically
completed and the ground is now thoroughly
filled with moisture. The weather for the
past several weeks 'has . been most favorable
for the growth of all vegetation and the
grains are In a most healthy condition. Large
tracts that wore cultivated as Summer fal
low are now covered with a heavy growth of
wheat and arc almost entirely free from foul
growths. The promising condition Is general
In all parts of the country. On the Lewis
ton flat the outlook could not be more fa
vorable. The seeding In this section was
completed early and the Spring grain Is now
well advanced and with an assurance of suffi
cient moisture to complete the crop. On the
highlands the same reports are received, and
farmers generally predict the banner crop In
the history of the country. The outlook for
prices Is . very favorable and grain dealers
predict a most prosperous season for the farm
ers. With the operation of the portage road
all grain tributary to boat shipment will be
materially advanced in price.
There is no possibility pf export business be
ing worked In the present condition of the
market Millers quote, on the basis of export
flour values, S3S4 cents for club and SSS9
cents for blucstcm. Dealers are offering S5
6 cents for club and 91(g93 cents for blue
stem. Valley wheat Is quoted here at 88
cents. Many of the millers throughout the
, country are well stocked with wheat, and
those who have no foreign orders are gener
ally ready to put their grain on the market
There is very little activity In feed, owing
to the lateness of the season. Mlllstuffe are
not called for, as there Is plenty of green
feed In the country. Barley and ots are also
dragging. No gray oats are on the market
now. The hay market is weak and very dull.
. Sheep Sold at High Figure.
At an advance of 40 cents per head over
any price paid this year. Williamson &
Geener sold to Ketchum, of The Dalles, yes
terday over 3000 head of sheep - at the high
price of $2.80. says the Prlneville Journal.
This is' a record-breaking figure and is the
highest paid for sheep in tifts county for sev
eral years.
The band turned off. is made up of 2, 3 and
4-year-olds, and they will be delivered to the
purchaser some place In the vicinity of Ante
lope about May 20, after they have been
sheared. With wool. at the same price as se
cured by Williamson & Gesner last year
for their clip, this band will In reality net
the Arm a figure between $1.25 and $4.50 per
head.
The sale completed yesterday was the last
and best deal of the many which have been
made in this vicinity during the past fort
night J. N. Burgess, who is buying for B,
F. Saunders, of Salt Lake, purchased about
12,000 head while here last week, the sellers
being Wurzweller & Thompson, M. C Nye.
Morrow Kecnan, C. W. Colby. S. E. Rob
erts and N. F. McColn. These bands pur
chased were composed of yearlings and 2-
year-olds, and the prices ranged from $2 to
$2.50.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Grain, Mow. Feed, Etc
WHEAT Club. 83S6c per bushel; blucstem,
3US5ifl3c: Valley. S8c
FLOUR Patents. $4.505.10 per barrel;
straights. $4SM.25: clears. $3.754: Val
ley. i3.V0i.2!; Dakota hard wheat, $G.5u&
S7.50: Graham. $3.50&4; whole wheat a
4.25; rye flour, local, $5; Eastern, $5.S05.O0;
cornmeal. per bale, $1.902.20.
BARLEY Feed. $23.5i per ton; rolled, $21
25.
OATS No. 1. white. $2820 per ton.
M1LLSTUFFS Bran. S1U.5U per ton; mid'
dilngs. $25; shorts, $22; chop, U. S. Mills,
$19; linseed dairy lood, is.
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream. 0
sound sacke. $0.75: lower- grade. $5SxC.25:
oatmeal, steel cut, 50-pound sacks, $s per
barrel; 10-pouna sac&s, .zo per Dale; oat
meal igrounoj, w-pouno eacKs, $7.&o per bar
rel; 10-pound sacks. $1 per bale; split peas,
S4 per 100-pound sack; 25-pound boxes. $1.15;
pearl barley. $4 per 100 pounds; 2o-pound
boxes, $1.25 per box; pastry flour, 10-pound
backs, zz.dv per oaie.
HAT Timothy. $1416 per ton: clover, $11
Butter, Eggs, Toultry, Etc.
The city creameries think they will have
lo drop prices again the coming week. Cream
receipts are larger than ever, the demand is
slow and stocks are again 'accumulating. The
market for Portland butter holds at 22Vtc, but
is decidedly weak. State brands are offering
on Front .street af 1720L The egg situa
tion is also growing worse, as stocks are pil
ing upr there is no storage demand, and the
North has ceased buying. Attempts were
made yesterday to secure 19 cents, but the
market was nearer 1S4 cents. It is probable
that Monday s price will be 18 cents. Poultry
cleaned up .yesterday, though had receipts
been. Any larger some coops might have been
carried over, as plenty of fowls came In to
supply .the demand at the high prices ruling.
EGGS Oregon ranch, lSc per dozen.
BUTTER City creameries: J2xtra cream
ery. 22 Vic per pound; fancy creamery, 21c
State creameries: Fancy creamery, 17HC0c
store' butter. l16c
CHEESE Full cream twins, new, 1415c.
Young Americas, 1516c
POULTRY Fancy hens. 1516c; old hens,
15c; mixed chickens. 1415c; old SDrinsrs
llfi12isc; young roosters, 1314c; Springs.
lfe2 pounds. 22H025c; broilers, 1 to 1
pounds,. 2bgsoc; dressed cnlcKens. 1618c
turkeys', live, 1718c; turkeys dressed poor.
iQibc; turners, choice. 20$f2Zbc: geese, live
per pound. StzBjtc: geese, dressed, per pound
lflfllc; ducks, old, $8.509: ducks, young
as to size, tu&g.so; pigeons, $ll.; squabs,
1.(8.3.
Vegetables. Fruit Etc
Several cars of Colorado potatoes arrived
yesterday and caused a decidedly weaker feel
ing in the local market Farmers, as a class.
are still holding for high prices. On the
San Francisco basis, shippers quote strictly
fancy stock at $11.05 and ordinary West
Side grades at S0S5c Fancy potatoes are
hard to find. Green produce receipts were
light only some new peas coming in. Straw
berries were plentiful and despite their in
tenor condition sold well at $2. The two
cars of bananas due. yesterday were delayed
another day. A few shipments were sent
over from Seattle to relieve the famine.
VEGETABLES Turnips. $1 ner sack: car
rots. $1.25; beets, $1.25; parsnips. $1.25; cab
bage, old, lc per pound: new, 15ig2c per
?ouna, jenuce. namouse, per box
parsley. 25c dozen; tomatoes, $2.25 per' crat
cauliflower. $2.25 per crate; celery, $44.25 a
crate: peas, tc per pound: peppers. 25e
per sound; asparagus, SSDc per nouna:
rhubarb, 4t per pound; cucumbers, $1,60 per
dozen: artichokes, 75c. per dozen; radlahea,
15c pcf" dozen.
ONION S Or ton finer, $3.50?4: No. 2. $1.50
buying prices; .Australian, &c per
pound.
POTATOES Oregon fancy. fl&l.OS: common,
SOSSoc, buyers price: new potatoes, 33Hc
per pound; Merced sweets. l02c per pound.
RAISINS loose Muscatels, -t-crown, 7c;
5-layer Muscatel raisins, 74c; unbleached
ceedleas Sultanas, 6&c; London layers, 3
crown, whole boxes o 20 pounds, $1.83; 2
crown, 51.75.
DRIED FRUIT Apples', evaporated, 6OV4c
per pound; sundried, sacks or boxes; none;
apricots. 10llc; peaches, 9910c; pears,
none; prunes, Italians, 45c; French, -V-i
3c; figs. California blacks. 5c; do white,
none; Smyrna,- 20c; Fard dates, 6c; plums,
pitted, 6c.
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples, fancy. 51.75
2.50 per box; -choice, $11.2; common, 50S
J5c: flgs. 85cS$2.50 per box; strawberries.
H.R'J.F3-1 grapes. Australian. $3.50 per box.
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, Xancy, $2.7
3.25; choice. $2.75 per box: oranges, navels,
lancy. $2.2502.50 per box; choice, $22.25;
standard. $1.501.75: Mediterranean sweets.
$1.50SL75; grape trait. $2.503 per box; ba
nanas. UfT- ner nnnnn'
Danas per pound.
j Groceries, Nuts, Etc.
j COFFEE Mocha. 2628tf; Java, ordinary,
1020c; Costa Rica, fancy, lS(j?20c; good,
I lti0)lSc: ordinary. 10 12c per pound; Co
' lumbla roabt, cases. 100s. $18.38; 50s, $13.38;
.RICE imperial Japan. No. l. $3.37:
Southern Japan. $3.50; Carolina, 44 ue;
broken-head, 2 9Lc.
SALMON Columbia River. 1-pound talis,
$L75 per dozen; 2-pound talis, $2.40; 1-
pouna nats, i.oa; lancy, l&i-pound Hats,
$1.80; 4 -pound flats. $L10; Alaska pink. I
pound tails, -85c; jed, 1-pound tails, $1.30;
sockeyes, 1-pound tails, $1.85.
SUGAR Sack basis, 100 pounds: Cube.
$6.30; powdered, $6.05; dry granulated,
$5.05; extra c, $5.45; golden C, $5.35; fruit
sugar. $5.95. advance over sack basis as fol
lows: Barrel 10c; half-barrels, 25c; boxes,
50c per 100 pounds. (Terms: On remittance
witmn lb days, deduct c per pound; if later
than 15 days and within 30 days, deduct He
per pound; no discount after SO days.) Best
vugar granulated, $5.85' per 100 pounds; maple
sugar, iodise per pouno.
SALT California. $11 per, ton. $1.60 ter
bale. Liverpool, 50s. $17; 100s. $16.50; 200s.
$16; half-ground. 100s. $7; 60s, $7.50.
NUTS Walnuts. 13c per pound by sack.
1c extra for less than sack, Brazil nuts.
10c; nioerts. i; pecans, jumoos. He; extra
large, 15c: almonds, L X. L., 16c; chestnuts,
Italians, 16c; Ohio, $4.50 per 25-pound drum;
peanuts, raw. 7o per pound; roasted. 9c:
pinenuts, 10312!c; hickory nuts, 7c; cocoa-
nuts, jhqvuc per cozen.
BEANS Small white. 4c: lanre white. 3Uc:
pink, 3&c; bayou. 3c; Lima, 6c
Hops. Wool. Hides. Etc.
HOPS Choice 1904, 23"a25c per pound.
WOOL Valley. 20S24c according o fine
ness; Eastern Oregon, average beat 17VS18c;
lower grades, down to 14c, according to qual
ity. MOHAIR Choice, 3iy32Vic per pound.
HIDES Dry hides. No. 1. 16 pounds and up.
lCSlCHc per pound: dry kip. No. 1. 6 to 15
nounds. 11015c per pound: dry calf. No. 1.
under 5 pounds, a"ltc; dry salted, bulls and
stags, one-third less than dry flint; (culls.
moth-eaten, badly cut scored, murrain, nair-
Bllpped. weather-beaten or grubby, Sf3c per
pound less); salted hides, steers, sound, 60
pounds and over, 910c per pound; 60 to GO
pounds, 6i5y9c per pound; under 60 pounds
ana cows, buvo per pound: salted stags and
bulls, sound, Cc per pousu; salted kip, sound.
sound, 10 to 14 pounds, 9c per pound; salted
calf, sound, under 10 pounds. 10c per pound;
(green unsaited. ic per pound less: culls, lc
per pound less), bneep stems: sneariings,
1 cutchers' etocx, z&gr30c each; snort wool, -o.
1 butchers stock. 4 OS 50c each: medium wool.
No. 1 butchers' stock. 0060c; long wool. No.
1 butchers' stock. $101.00 each. Murrain pelts.
from 10 to 20 per cent less or 121 4 c per
pouna; norse nines, saiteo, eacn, according to
size, $1.502; dry, each, according to size. $1
$1.50; colts' hides, 25250c each; goat skins,
common, 1015c each; Angora, with wool on,
25c$L50 each.
TALLOW Prime. Der pound. 3HS4c: No. 2
and grease, 23c.
rULTa Jear skins, as to size. No. 1. $2.50
?10 each; cubs. $102: badger. 2550cr wild
cat. with head perfect 25050c: house cat.
510c; fox, common gray, 5070c; red. $3Q
o: cross, sscfis: silver and black. S100200:
fishers. $oQG; lynx, $4.306: xnink. strictly
No. 1. according to size, $12.50; marten,
aarK northern, according to size ana color.
$1015; marten, pale, pine, according to
size ana color. J.0064; muskrat large, 10p
is skunk. 40 50c; civet or polecat 5
10c; otter, larsre. Drime skin. SGaiO: uan-
thelr. with head and claws perfect $2&5;
raccoon, prime, 3050c; mountain wolf,
with head perfect. $3.50 5: coyote. 00c$l:
wolverine, $6S: beaver, per skin, large.
btaa: medium. S3gM: small. 51S1.50: kits.
60 1$ 75c.
BEESWAX Good, clean and ture. 20022c
ptr pound.
CASCARA SAGRADA CChlttam bark)
Good. 4Wc per pound.
OREGON GRAPE ROOT Per 100 Bounds.
$34.
Meats and Provisions.
BEEF Dressed, bulls. StHc per Dound: cows.
45&c." country steers. 4Q5i4c.
MUTTON Dresed, rancy. etfTc per pound;
ordinary, 4125c; Spring lambs, 768c.
VEAL Dressed, fancy. 6S7c ner nound:
large and ordinary, 5c per pound.
PORK Dressed. 100 to 150, 77He; 150 and
up. 7c per pound.
HAMS 10 to 14 pounds. 12Hc Der wound:
14 to 16 pounds, 12Vbc; 18 to 20 pounds, 12c;
California (picnic), Sc; cottage bams, SVjc;
shoulders, 8c; boiled ham, 19c; boiled picnic
nam, ooneiess, 12c.
BACON Fancy breakfast 17c per pound;
standard breakfast 15c; choice, 13!&c; English
breakfast 11 to 14 pounds, 12c; peach bacon.
XVAc
SAUSAGE Portland ham, 13c per pound;
minced ham, 10c; Summer, choice dry, 37y.c;
bologna, long, 5Sc; Wienerwurst 8c; liver, 6c;
pork, 9c; blood. 5c; headcheese, 6c; bologna
sausage, link. 4 14c
DRY SALT-CURED Regular short clears,
9c salt 1014c smoked: clear backs, 9c salt
10c smoked; clear bellies, 14 to 17 pounds
average, none salt none smoked; Oregon ex
ports, 20 to 25 pounds average, lOVic salt HV4c
smoked; Union butts, 10 to 18 pounds average.
8c salt 9c smoked.
PICKLED GOODS Pickled pigs' feet Is-bar-rels,
$5; -barrels, $2.75; 15-pound kit, $1-25;
pickled tripe, -barrels, $5; -barreU. $2.75;
16-pound kit $1.25; pickled pigs' tongues. Vr
barrels, $6; -barrels, $3; 15-pound kits, $1.50;
tickled lambs tongue, barrels, $9; Vi-barrels.
5.50; 15-pound kits. $2.75.
LARD Leaf lard, kettle-rendered: Tierces
9HC: tubs, 9T4c; 60s, Oftc; 20s, 10c; 10s, 10c;
6s, lOHc. Standard pure: Tierces, 8Tc; tubs,
9Vfcc: 60s. 9ic: 20s, 9Kc; 10s, 0c; 5s. 0ie.
Compound: Tierces, 6c; tubs, 6Vic; 60s, eyc;
10s, C5ic; Ss. GTic
oils.
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, cases, 25 Uc; iron
barrels. 17c; S8 dcg. gasoline, cases, 32c; iron
barrels or drums. 26c.
COAL OIL-Cases, 20"c: Iron barrels, 14c;
wood barrels, 17c; 63 deg., cases. 22c; iron
barrels. 15c
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 61c; cases, 66c
Boiled: Barrels, 65c; cases, 6Sc: lc less In
6-barrel lots.
TURPENTINES Cases, 84c per gallon.
WHITE LEAD Ton lots, fVic; 600-pound
lots, 7&c; less than 500-pound lots. Sc.
NEW XORK BANK STATEMENT.
Larger Increase in Cash Reported Than ffai
Indicated.
NEW TORK, April 22. The Financier says
this week: The future of the official state
ment of the New Tork Associated Banks last
week was the much larger increase in the
cash than was indicated by the estimates
which were based upon the traceable move
ments of money during the week; the state
ment showing a gain of $5,162,500, while the
estimate called for an increase of $1,457,950.
The difference of about $3,750,000 between
the actual and the estimated gain was in
great part due to the fact that the bank
statomont included the operations of Fri
day, or the entire bank week, while the
estimates took account of only five days of
that week ending with .Wednesday night
This omission of Thursday was necessary
because of the closing of the Stock Ex
change on Good Friday, and to make pre
liminary estimates of any value, publica
tion thereof had to be made, on Thursday.
The unsettled stock market on that day
doubtless caused a large return of the
money from nearby points which had been
remitted hence In the early part of the
week, thus Increasing the bank averages;
moreover, sub-treasury operations at the end
of the week contributed to the gain of cash
by the banks. Deposits increased $12,266.
600, which amount is only $579,800 less
than the sum of the Increase in loans and in
cash; therefore, the statement made a good
proof.
The statement of averages of the Clearing-House
Banks of this city this week
shows:
Increase.
Loans
Deposits
$1,107,294,900
1.151.068.000
44.433.200
83,323.300
$ 7.6S3.800
12,260,000
25,300
200
5,162.300
3.066,650
2,095,630
2.080,375
Circulation
Legal tenders
Specie
Reserve required.
Surplus
Ex-U. S. deposits.
216,116.900
287.092,150
11.448.050
15.687.900
Dairy Produce In the East
CHICAGO. April 22. On the produce ex
change today the butter market was easy;
creamery 2ig30c; dairy. 22327c
Eggs weaker at mark, cases included. 16c;
extra, 17c
Cheese, strong. 14c
NEW TORK. April 22,-Butter and cheese
unchanged. Eggs- .easy: Western storage
packed, 18c " .
MOT DEAL ABANDONED
GATES CROWD GIVE UP THE AT
TEMPT TO CORNER 3IARKET.
Result Is Drop ot 11 1-2 ents in
That Option in Chicago Pit
Selling Is . Enormous.
CHICAGO, April 22. Wheat for May de
livery sold here today at 9S'Sc a bushel, a
sheer decline of ilc from the closing quota
tions on Thursday, the last prcvloixs session
of the Board of Trade. Excitement seldom
paralleled accompanied the sensational slump.
The cause of the break was an apparent
abandonment of. the supposed, gigantic effort
of John W. Gates and other Wall-strtet no
tables to corner trade In. May wheat Today,
as on Thursday, millions of bushels of May
wheat were thrown on the market As. a re
sult thf price of the May option started
downward Instantly when the gong sounded for
tho beginning of business. The wild down
ward plunge continued throughout tho day
with the exception of one or two slight ral
lies. During, the last few moments of today
one of the few upturns occurred and the
final figure was $1 a bushel.
Under active support from Armour & Co.,
the July option in "wheat experienced only a
small loss, the net decline for the day being
9ic Corn, oats and -provisions were wholly
undisturbed by the flurry. Closing prices to
day being practically Identical with the lat
est quotations of Thursday.
It seemed to most traders to be evident from
the start that the Gates coterie had with
drawn support from May wheat Opening
quotations on May were oft 1 to 2c at $1,080
1.09. July was a shade lower to USic
higher at 87i87Hc Within five minutes
'May had sold down to $1.07. From all sides
May wheat was offered for sale, but the only
"buyers appeared to be traders with special
lines to cover. Houses that have heretofore
been presumably operating for the so-called
Wall-street crowd were heavy sellers today
from the cutset and as trading progressed
the offerings from 6uch quarters Increased in
volume. -At the- same time the July option
was In active demand from Armour. This
condition of affairs was coincident with a re-
nort that representatives of Gates and Ar
mour at & secret meeting had made a joint
agreement to liquidate May holdings and
switch Into the Jul option, thus forming a
basis for a deal in July wheat by means of
which any possible loss from the attempted
"saueeze" In May might be offset.
With startling rapidity, the price of May
began tumbling headlong. giving -hardly so
much as a breathing spell to the traders
who had been caught on the wrong side ot the
market Scenes in tlie pit- were among tne
wildest ever witnessed on the floor, traders
shouting themselves frantic in an effort to
make or break prices. The lowest point of
the day was reached a few -minutes before the
close, the price touching OSttc a clean drop
of lli4c from Thursday's final quotations. The
clang ot the bell for the close ot ousmess.
however, caught the market at tne iraouion
allv maclc Ideal. $1 a bushel.
While May wa3 experiencing such a down
arnrA -whirl, the nrlce of later deliveries'
drormed only a trifle. July selling off to 86Hc
In addition to the slump In May, predictions
of rain throughout the wheat belt had a
weakening Influnence on the July option. The
clone for July was firm at SG-iSj&oifcC
The extraordinary developments In the wheat
nit reduced trading in the corn market to a
minimum. July opened unchanged to a shade.
r,t 4Tst?4Ts:e ttf 47ic. sow en to
4734c. and closed at 47jlc.
Oats, like corn, held firm, possibly for lack.
r.r .iun- Tirieuri Julv onened a snaae
higher at 29 Vic. sold between 29429-c and
2iiAfff2!VUe and closed at 20 Vic
A lO-eont advance in the price ot live
hogs had a steadying effect on provisions. At
the cloee July pork was on a snaae, ijwu
was up a shade and ribs were unchanged
The leading futures ranged as iouows.
WHEAT.
Open.
...$1.09
... .87 4
High.
$1.00
Low.
$ -9S
.86
.81
Close.
May
$1.00
July
.87 s
.8214
.86
Sl!i
Sept.
CORN.
.47 H .474
.47 1 .47
.47 .47 Ti
OATS.
.29 H .20
.29 i .29 4
.2SH .29
MESS PORK.
May
July
.474
.47
.4714
.29
.29
.28
.47
.47
Sept
.47
May
.29
July
Sept
.29
28
May
, . 12.43
..12.75
12.45
12.77 Vi
LARD.
7.174
12.4!
12.7:
12.43
July
12.724
May
.17'
.15
7. 17 ',4
July
7.33
7.50
Sept.
SHORT RIBS.
May
July 7.20 7.20 .7.1 4 "r
6.90
7.174
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flour Easy. Winter patents. $4.604.S0;
Winter straights, $4.4004.00; Spring pat
ents, $4.9005.30; Spring straights, $4.10
4.70; bakers. $2.503.50.
Wheat No. 2 Spring. 98c0$l.O5; No. 3
95c$1.03; No. 2 red, 984cy$1.09.
Corn No. 2, 47c; No. 2 yellow, 4SVc
Oats No. 2, 30c; No. - white. 32e; No.
3 white, 2030c
Rye No. 2. 76c.
Barley Good feeding, 3703Oo: fair to
choice malting, 4047c.
Flax seed No. 1, $1.27; No. 1 Northwest
ern. $1.40.
Timothy seed Prime. $2.9003.
Short ribs sides Loose. $0.7307.
Short clear sides Boxed, $6.S70'7.
Clover Contract grade, $14.
Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels. . . .
Wheat, bushels. .
Corn, bushels....
Oats, bushels....
Rye. bushels
Barley, bushels..
27.000
27.800
47.700
...220.400
. . .345.700
,..270.000
... 14,000
...124,300
506.000
142.400
14.200
12.000
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW TORK. April 22. Flour Receipts
24.663 barrels; exports, 20.370 barrels; sales.
2900 packages. Market quiet and- unchanged
Winter patents. $5.1005.50; Winter straights,
$4.905; Minnesota patents. $5.6006; Winter
extras, $3.504; Minnesota bakers, $3.75
4.15; Winter low grades, $3.4003.90.
Wheat Receipts. 39.975 bushels; stales, 2,200,
000 bushels futures. Spot, weak; No. 2 red
99c nominal elevator; No. 2 red, $1.01. nom
inal f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 Northern Duluth
$1.02 f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 hard Manitoba.
$1.02 f. c b. afloat There was a big break
In the May wheat option today, attended by
reports that the deal at Chicago had cot
lapsed. Later positions were also weak, and
the entire market closed heavy. May being
4c down and the others c lower. Closing
May 99c. July 91c September 85c.
Hops Dull; Pacific Coast, 1904 crop. 25
2Sc; 1903. 21024c; olds, 11013c
Hides Steady; Galveston. 20 to 25 pounds,
20c: California, 21 to 25 pounds, 19Hc; Texas
dry. 24 to 30 pounds, 16c v
Wool Firm; domestic fleece 32036c
Coffee and sugar No market; holiday.
Grain at San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. Wheat and
barley Weak.
Spot quotations:
Wheat Shipping, $1.4501.524; milling, $L65
01.604.
Barley Feed, $1.2001.2214; brewing, $1.25
1.274.
Oats Red, $1.401.G0; white, $1.4001.60
black. .$L3240L45.
Call-beard sales:
W'heat May, $1.42; December, $17.
Barley May, $1.14: December, 87?ic
Corn Large yellow, $1.27401.30.
LIVESTOCK MARKET.
Prices Quoted at Portland Union Stockyards
Yesterday.
There were no receipts at the Portland
Union Stockyards yesterday. Receipts for the
preceding five days were 660 cattle. 3402
sheep. 30S hogs, 25 horses and 120 goats. Cat
tie and sheep have been In good demand at
firm prices. Hogs and lambs are easy. The
following prices were quoted at the yards
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon steers.
$4.25; cows and heifers. $303.60; medium
$1.5002.
HOGS Best large, fat bogs. $6; block and
China fat $3.2305.60; stockers, $5.
SHEEP Best Eastern Oregon and Valley.
$4.5005; medium. $404.50.
Qniilily of Wheeler County -Sheep.
John Fleming, of" Portland, the .welMcnown
buyer. Is In- the city, saya the Heppner Ga
zette. Mr. Fleming has purchased the Henry
Scherzinger band of sheep and in speaking
ot his purchase to a Gazette representative
he spoke very highly of this band of sheep.
I believe that this is one of the finest
bands of sheep in Oregon today," said Mr.
Fleming. While Mr. Scherzinger Is a careful
breeder, he-Is certainly an expert in handling
sheep, as this bunch will show. The sheep
have had plenty of feed and most careful at
tention and the result Is that they will at
tract attention anywhere among sheep men,"
continued Mr. Fleming. "This bunch of sheep
Is a credit to your county and should other
growers work on the same lines with Mr.
Scherzinger, Morrow Couuty would soon have
reputation as well as increased profits in
the heep Industry."
Commenting on the above. , the Fossil Jour
nal says:
It will no doubt interest our reader In
this county to know that the above band of
sheep was produced In Wheeler .County, which
has mans more sheep just as good. Mr.
Scherzinger bought these sheep when they
were lambs lait October from J. F. Spray, and
they were from ewes raised by Bob Keyes,
of Richmond, The yearling ewes from the
ame brand were sold last week by Mr. fapray
at .$2.37U per head, the highest 'price that
has. b-en paid In Eastern Oregon this Spring,"
EASTERN LIVESTOCK.
Prices Current at Kansas City, Omaha and
- Chicago.
SOUTH OMAHA. AprU 22. Cattle Re
ceipts. 300; market unchanged. Native
steers, $4,40 6.40; cows and heifers. $3.50
5.25; Western steers, $3.7o5.S5; canners.
$2(?3.50; stockers and feeders. $2.54?5:
calves. $2.75 6.25; bulls, stags, etc, $2.30
4.75.
Hoes Recelcts 4000:. market lower.
Heavy. $5.305.35; "mixed. $5.3005.324:
light $5.27 5.32 H: pltf. $4.755.25; bulk
of sales, $5.30 5.324.
Sheet) HecclDts 300; market unchanged.
Western yearlings. $5.S06; wethers. $50
5.85; ewes. $4.755; lambs. $6.75
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. April 22. Cattle-
Receipts 200; market unchanged. Native
steers. $4.50G.30; native cows and heirers,
$2.503.65; stockers and feeders. $35.15:
bulls, $2.754.75; calves, $36.25; Western
fed steers. $5U.25; Western fed cows. $3.50
5.25. . '
Hoes Recelnts 3000; market 5c higner.
Bulk- of sales. $3.35 5.43; heavy, $5,459
5.50; packers, $5.40 5.47; pigs and light..
$4.505.40.
Sheet) Recelnts. none; market nominally
steady. Muttons. $4.50e,5.90; lambs, $5.73
.40; range wethers. $56.60;, lea ewes.
$4.505.50.
CHICAGO. April 22. Cattle Receipts
200: market steady. Good to prime steers
$66.75; poor to medium, $4.505.70; stick
ers and feeders, $2.705; cowr, $2.506'5.eo;
heifers, $3 5.90; canners. $1.60 2.00; bulls.
$2.504.76; calves, $306.
Hogs Receipts 9000; Monday, 40,000.
Market opened strong to 5c higher; closed
steady. Mixed and butchers, $5.3505.55;
good to choice heavy. $5.3005.60; heavy
rough. $5.3505.45; light, $5.405.30; bulk
of sales. $5.4005.50.
Sheep Receipts 2500; market for sheep
and lambs, steady. Good to choice wethers,
shorn. $5.2305.50; fair to choice mixed,
shorn. $404.75; Western sheep. $40o.4O;
native lambs, shorn. $4.50 0 0.50; Western
lambs', $4.507.60.
Bank Clearings.
Bank clearings of the leading cities of the
Northwest yesterday were as follows:
Clearings. Balances.
POrtlancV ,.$391,034 $ 54.G30
Seattle i 746.311 101.530
Tacoma ,378,S0o iSJ.SXJ
apoKane
Clearings of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma
for the week were: .
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
Mondav S 908.921 $1.0S8.704 $ 601,1 14
TnMiv KS1.401 892.730 SlZ.ZiU
Wednesday 616.009 859.1S& 401.0S2-
Thursday 562,840 790.080 4S5.432
Friday 40S.858 SS3.759 . 435.909
Saturday 3Si,wi ib.jiJ. oto.cjo
Totals $3,719,669 $5,366,731 $2,87,97S
Clearings for the corresponding week In for
mer years were:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma,
1900 $1,775,171 $2,199,874 $ 966.78S
1901 2.140.255 2,249.222 1,046.353
1902 2.4S0.I41 3.206.77S 1.242.923
1903 3,457.023 3,660.4 I,.W,Juo
1904 4,012.299 3.845,396 1.909.489
Money, Exchange. Etc
NEW YORK. April 22. Prime mercantile pa
per, 4044 Pr cent.
Sterling exchange, nominal, with actual
business in bankers' bills at $4.862004.8823
for demand, and at $4.844504.8450 for 60-day
bills. Posted ratef. $4.85 and $4.87. Com
mcrclal bills, $4.84404.84.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 22. Silver bare,
67c
Drafts, sight 2c; do telegraph. 6c
Sterling on London, GO days, $4.85; sight,
$4.87.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, April 22. Evaporated apples,
quiet; common, 405c; prime. 5.3005.40c
choice. 6064c; fancy, 7c,
Prunes, unchanged, 245c, according to
grade,
Apricots, moderate demand; market more or
less unsettled by offerings of futures. Choiee,
10010' 4c; extra choice, 11c; fancy, 1215c
Peaches, ouiet: choice. lOfnlOlic; extra
choice, lO40'lo?ic; fancy, ll4012c.
Raisins, quiet; loose muscatels, 4K&6UC
London layers, $1.0501.23; seeded, Gg0c.
San Francisco Mining Stocks.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 22. The official
closing quotations for mining stocks today
were as follows:
Alpha Con
Andes
Best & Belcher.
Bullion
Caledonia
Challenge Con.
Chollar
Confidence ....
Con. Cal. & Va
Con. Imperial. .
Crown Point. . .
Exchequer ....
$ .11!
.35
1.63
justice
$ .0
Mexican
2.00
.88
12.00
Occidental Con.
Ophlr
Overman
.34
.63
.20
.10
.87
PotosI
.17
Savage
scorpion
Seg. Belcher....
Sierra Nevada..
1.S5
.1
.01
.46
.lCjSIlver Hill
.63iUnlon Con
1.00
.74
.13
.29
Gould & Curry
34Utah Con.
Hale & Norcross 2.4 5j Yellow Jacket.'. .
Metal Market.
NEW YORK. April 22. It was practically
a holiday In the metal markets and no change
were reported. Lake copper is quoted at 15.25
015.50c; electrolytic at 13.124615.17c, and
casting at 14.874015c Spot tin Is held at
30.35S30.50c Lead at 4.5004.60c Spelter at
6c Iron Is In moderate demand and un
changed.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. April 22. Today's statement
ot the Treasury balances In the general fund
shows:
Available cash balances ,.$135,100,460
Gold : 34,110,542
Trust Cuts Trice of Oil.
CLEVELAND. April 22. The Standard Oil
Company today announced a reduction ot
half cent a gallon on all grades of refined
oil. No change is made in quotations on
naphtha or gasoline.
Wool at St Louis.
ST. LOUIS. April 22. Wool Dull; medium
grades, combing' and clothing, 23025c; light
fine. 1802O4c; heavy fine, 14015c; tub washed,
3O0374c
Imports of Specie.
NEW YORK. April 22. The imports of
specie at the port of New York for the week
were $301,166 gold and $23,239 silver.
Held Bond Stolen Years Ago.
NEW YORK. April 22.-TJnlted States
Commissioner Rldgeway handed down an
opinion discharging; Lewis W. "Wilcoxson
formerly of Chicago: James "W. Taylor,
Df White Plains, xx. i.; and James Smith
of this city, for the charge ot having In
tneir possession a stolen United States
bond. Wilcoxson, a Klondike promoter.
was arrested several months ago for hav
ing In his possession a $10,000 4 per cent
Government bond, which was one of 30
that were stolen from the Manhattan
Savings Institution in the famous "Jim
my" Hope burglary of 1S7S. Taylor and
Smith were arrested for attempting to
negotiate the bond. Commissioner Ridge
way holds that there was no proof to
show that there was a deliberate intent
on the part of the defendants to violate
the law
HALF CHOP OF PRUNES
BAD YEAR FOR TIIE INDUSTRY
IX CAIjLFORXIA.
Much Interest Centers in Future Ap?
ricots in San .Francisco Market
East Is Buying Butter.
SAX FRANCISCO, April 22. tSpeclal.)
Outsido of a prospective light crop of prunes,
interest is centered in tuturo apricots'. The
market basis for the latter Is 6 cents for
choice Royals. August shipment, with extra
choice and fancy 41 cents more. The
prospects favor a large crop of apricots, esti
mates now ranging in the neighborhood ot
0.000 tons. Peaches are showing -well and
will probably be an average cropi Nec
tarines will be light and apples a. big crop.
The spot market shows no features 'In any
line. But prunes, which are- strongly held,
owing to a big drop from tho tree -In the
Santa Clara Valley, which causes' authori
ties to figure on only half an average crop.
The raisin market offers nothing of Interest
The feature of the market for fresh fruits
was the activity in cherries, which arrived
in -larger quantities and better conditions.
Prices were steady under a good local and
Hipping demand. Oranges are In larger sup-
ply, but the market is still in good shape and
firm, notably for fancy standards. About eight
Carloads are scheduled for Monday's auction.
Old potatoes are dragging ahd easy. New
potatoes are In lighter supply and higher.
Onions are- easier with sales of best Oregon
at $4.95. Asparagus Is firm. Other early
egetables are steady.
Wheat and barley options were active and
lower. Influenced by the easier break and
brilliant crop prospects. Spot prices of all
cereals were easier.
Butter advanced sharply on a brisk demand
for Eastern shipment. Cheese and eggs were
steady. Receipts, 104.700 pounds butter.. 44.000
pounds cheese. 53.690 dozen eggs.
VKGKT'ABL.iiS uariic. 10015c; green peas.
04c; string beans, 8310c; asparagus, 44
Sc: tomatoes, $2.5003; egg plant. 15174c
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 20022c; roost
ers, old. $404.50; do young. $6.5007.50; broil
ers. small. $202.5Of: do larsre. 3S3.50: fryers.
$306; hens. $500.50; ducks, old, $007: do
young, $7g8.
CHEESE Young America, 1254013c; East
ern. 10017c.
BUTTER Fancy creamery, 20c: creamery
seconds, 18c; fancy- dairy", 18c; dairy sec
onds, 17c
EGGS Store, 17018c; fancy ranch, 20c.
HAY Wheat $1013; wheat and oats. $90
12: barley. $810; alfalfa. $7010; clover, $7&
9; stock. $5.3007; straw. 25S0c
MILLFEED Bran. $21021.50; middlings.
$26028.50.
WOOL Nevada. 16020c.
FRUIT Apples, choice. $2.25; do common.
$1; bananas, 75c0$2.5O; Mexican limes, $4.50
06; California lemons, choice. S2.50; do com
mon, 75c; oranges, navels, $102.50; pineap
ples. $2.5004.
HOPS 24026c per pound.
POTATOES Early Rose, nominal; River
Burbanks. 9Oc0$1.15: River reds, 9Oc0$1.15;
Saunas Burbanks, 9OC01.1O; sweets, nominal;
Oregon Burbanks, $1.1001.45.
RECEIPTS Flour. 7752 quarter sacks;
wheat. pSO centals; barley, 6000 centals; oats.
ISO centals; beans, 735 sacks; com. 1700 cen
tals; potatoes. 8S7 tacks; middlings, 200
sacks; hay. 420 tons; wool. 1023 bales; hides.
572.
New Books at the
Library
TpHE following new books are at the
B Portland Library:
New accessions at the Public Library. April
Periodicals.
Academy and literature. July-December.
1904. v. 67 R050 A16S
Athenaeum. Julv-December. 1504.. R030 AS07
Dial. July-December, 1904. v. 37..R000 D536
iitteira living: age. oct--Dec. 1904 v. 243
R030 L.
Nation. July-December. 1904. v. 79..R05O N277
Notes and queries. July-December. 1904.
ser. 10. v. -J R03O N911
Overland Monthly. July-December. 1904.
V. R05O OOfl
Public Opinion. July-December. 1904. t.
3T RO.l F076
Spectator. 1904. 02-03 R050 S741
ReliKlon.
Speer. R. E. Missions and modern his
tory. 2 V 266 S742
- Soclolojry.
Chalmers, Thomas. Christian and civic
economy of large towna 330 C43S
Educational review. June-December. 1904.
. 2S. R370.0 E24
Ely. R. T. Coming city 332 E5
Goodhue. TV. K. Municipal improvements.
. .... ........ ................... Goo
Kellor, F. A. Out of Work. 1904...331.S K20
Leslie, 1. a. u. tma&ya in political econ
omy 330 L637
Northend. Charles. Teacher and the pa
rent 371 N374
School review. 1004. v. 12 R370.5 S372
rhllolojry.
Duff. Archibald. Hebrew grammar. R492.4 DS55
Science.
Calorl. Florian. History of elemcntary
matBemUcs. 1005 310 C139
Holder. C. F. Ivory king 599.6 H727
Science., July-December. 1904. New aer.
V. 20 R503 S415
Wallace. A. R. Studies scientific and so
cial. 1900. 2 v 504 W187
Uneful Arts.
Bayley. Thomas. Pocket-book for chem
ists. 1902 ..: 540 B35S
Burkett, C. W., and others. Agriculture
for beginners 630 B9G0
Eock. C. G. W. Miner's pocket-book. 1901.
6- L513
Scott. John and others. Soli of the
farm. 1001 631 S427
Sennett, R.. and Oran, II. J. Marine
steam engine. 1002 621.1 S478
lTne Arts. Including Amusements.
gEdwards, J. H. God and music... 7S0 E26
gMoseley, TV. M. Es3ay on archery....
...v. 796 MS93
Pearson, J. C. Introduction to metal
working .' , 739 P381
literature.
Alllngham. TVIlIlam, ed. Ballad book
821.04 A43T
Banington. Dalnes. Miscellanies .0S28 B276
Browne. F. F.. ed. Golden poems by
British and American authors. .S21.0S BSS2
Carpenter, F. I., cd. English lyric
poetry, 1300-1700 82 U0S C295
Chambers. E. K.. ed. English pastorals. . -
821.08 C444
Duff. Sir M. E. G. - Anthology of Vic
torian poetry S21.0S DS35
Hennequin. Alfred. Art of playwrlght-
ing 808.2 H515
Martin. H. F.). Lady. On some of '
Shakespeare's female characters
822.33 Dma
Montgomery, D. 1L, ed. Heroic ballads,
with poems of war and patriotism....
821.08 M7ST
TVells, Carolyn. Nonsense anthology. ; . .
821.08 TV453
Description and TraveL
Edwards, TV. S. Into the Yukon. 1904...
917.9S E20
Foster. J. R. History of the voyages
and discoveries made in the North.
17S6 0910 F733
Hulbert. A. B. Historic highways of
America, v. 16 017 H12in
Krusenstern. A. J., von. . Voyage round
the world In the years 1803. 1804, 1S05
and 1806 ' 0910.4 KSi
La Perouse. J.- F. de Galaup. Comte de.
Voyage round the world in the years
1785, 1786. 1787 and 17SS. 3v.. 0910.4 LSllr
Lynch, Hannah, French life In town and
country 914.4 L9S7
Smith. Sidney. Settlers new home
,. 0917 S659
Biography. -Adam,
Mme. J. (L.) L. My literary life
B A194
gNational cyclopedia of American biog
raphy. vl2 R920.07 N277
Fiction.
Avary. M. L.. ed. Virginia girl in the
civil war. 1S61-65 A946v
Heyking. E. (F.) G.. baronln von. Let
ters which never reached him H6161
Young, R. E. Sally of Missouri. 1903. ...Y75s
Books for Children.
Dole. N. H. Younk folks' history of Rus
sia ...... J947 D663
jswmg-. -Mrs. j. . tu.j Aiarys meadow
-; JEOSma
I'leia. cusenc r.uKene r ieia oook; ed. oy
M. E. Burt and M. B. Cable J813 F453
Hoffman. Helnrich, Der Strumelpeter.
JG931 H699
Little folks' fairv tales jFa L7781
aiccabe. j. jj. ouna aDout Europe.. J0I4 M121
Pyle. Katharine. Childhood; il. by S. S.
Stilwell JSU PS96
Twitcnell. il. f amous cnuaren J020 TO 74
Candidate for Hemcmvay's Seat.
, BVANSVIIiLE, Ind., April 22. John H.
Downing, Hopkins & Go.
Established
; ". WHEAT AND STOCK BROKERS '
Room 4,' Ground Fioor
"PVinrpr rtf Rvnnsville. -was today nomi
nated by acclamation for Congress by the
Republicans of the First Indiana District.
He succeeds- James A. Hemenway, now
United States Senator.
HOW AMERICA LOSES TRADE
Demands Cash In Advance on Goods
Sold In Philippines.-
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
WAShjngton, . April 23. According to
men who know, manufacturers and ex
porters of the United States have sot
a lot to learn before they can hope
to gain control of any great portion of
the Philippine trade The same mis
take Is made in the Philippines that is
made in most foreign countries; the
American exporter does not study his
prospective market, he does not em
ploy the same care that Is used by
his European competitors, and the nat
ural result is that , the American gets
a mere handful of trade, while the
European exporters get almost all that
Is to be had. This subject is intelli
gently treated in a letter to Secretary
Metcalf. from Samuel B. Shiley. in
charge of the. Commercial Museum at
Manila. In that letter Mr. Shiley says:
American manufacturers arc not properly
Informed about certain matters, or. they ato
not willing, to meet the conditions existing
here. TVlth regard to terms of payment for
goods ordered from the United States, nearly
all with whom the Commercial Museum has
corresponded demand one-half cash with the
order and the balance as soon as the gooas
arrive at Manila. Taking Into consideration
the time consumed by sending an order to
the United States, the time required to place
the order, have the Roods packed and sent
to the- Philippines, plus the delay in the
custom-hpuse, the local importer will be out
one-ihalf the purchase price, at the very
least, three months, more likely four months,
before he gets the goods. He must then
pay the balance, and afterwards distribute
the goods among his patrons in Manila and
other cities ot the archipelago, 'in from one
to three months later he will realize on the
goods from hts customers. The Importer has
thus been out of his money three and six
months,,
"Who can best afford to carry these credits
the Importer In Manila or the exporter In
the United States? By special Inquiry at
one of the Manila banks today. It Is learned
that the demand for money at 2 per cent
per month In far In excess of what .the bank
Is able to supply. This condition of the
money 'market and this same rate of in
terest have been with us practically un
changed for the past three years. The ex
porter in the States can plainly see that it
would be economy for him to arrango his
prices and terms of payment so that he may
carry these credits. Instead ot Imposing that
heavy burden upon th$ Importer in Manila.
If the1 exporter in the States should grant
from 'three to six months' time, computing
Interest at an ordinary rate, and adding a
reasonable percentage for the risk of defer
ring payment, his good would still gain
an advantage of from 3 to 7 pr cent et the
purchase price, as compared with the pre
vailing terms of payment.
There Is a universal disinclination to pay
for a thing before you get It, There Is an
established custom in the Philippines on the
part of the Importer, the retailer and the
consumer to buy on time. In addition to
this. European countries are in the market,
freely offering from three to twelve months
time. TVlth suoh conditions in force here,
the American exporter cannot help but see
the wisdom of more liberal terms in mat
ters of deferred paymonta.
It frequently occurs that both large and
small purchasers who have sufficient re
sources to make a time sale perfectly safe
have no ready cash, and. In consideration of
deferred payments, would gladly pay a high
er price. Many must buy on time or not at
all that Is exactly the situation. The ex
porters of America or Europe who will meet
these peculiar conditions will secure the
most profitable trade these Islands afford.
TO HONOR SERGEANT FLOYD
Sioux City to Erect Shaft to the Ill
Fated Explorer.
A replica of the famous Floyd mon
ument at Sioux City, la.. Is to be built
at the Lewis and Clark Exposition at
Portland, according to reports from
Sioux City, Which say that a movement
to that end Is under way, and has
every prospect of success. The Floyd
Memorial Association, which erected
the monument, is fathering the move
ment, and Sioux City business men have
shown themselves enthusiastically fa
vorable to the plan.
Exposition authorities agree with
Sioux City people that the proposition
to erect a reproduction of the monu
ment at the Western World's Fair is
peculiarly fitting, in that the Exposi
tion is to be held in commemoration of
the Lewis and Clark expedition and
that Sergeant Charles Floyd w3 the
only person who did not survive the
hardships and privations of the memo
rable trip across the plains and moun
tains to the Pacific Ocean.
Sergeant Floyd was, so far as is
known, the first citizen-soldier ot the
United States to die in the great ter
ritory of the Louisiana Purchase west
ot the Mississippi River. He was one
of nine young men of Kentucky who
accompanied Captains Meriwether
Lewis and William Clark on the expe
dition which added more than 300,000
square miles of territory to the do
main of the United States. He spent
the Winter with the Lewis and Clark
party, but his experiences In the actual
journey across the continent were cut
short by his untimely death, which took
place August 20, 1804, a little more
than three months after tho formal
start of the expedition.
Sergeant Floyd's Illness was short.
He was attacked by what Captain
Clark calls In his Journal "blliqse
chorlick,' on Sunday, August 19, ahd
the next afternoon he died. Captain
Clark says in eulogy of him: "This
man at all times gave us proofs of his
firmness and determined resolution to
do service to his country and honor to
himself."
The place -where Sergeant Charles
Floyd was burled he was given mili
tary burial now bears the name
Floyd's Bluff, and is In one of the
parks of Sioux City. The hill Is sit
uated half a mile below a river to
which the Captains gave the Sergeant's
name, and commands a view ot rare
beauty and wide extent. The noble
marble shaft which crowns the bluff
may be seen for miles up and down
the river.
When Sergeant Floyd died his rest
ing place was marked by a cedar post
which bore his name and the date of
his death. This post Is mentioned by
early travelers who followed the path
of the explorers. Relic hunters chipped
pieces from the post, but parts of it
stood for halt a century. Then, in 1857,
a great freshet supplementing the
corrosion of many years, so washed
away the water side of the bluff that
the grave was eaten Into and the
bones exposed.
When this gruesome fact was
learned, citizens of Sioux City deter
mined that the remains should be given'
: fitting burial. The box containing the
1393
. Chamber of Commerce
.bones of . Sergeant Charles Floyd waa
hoisted to a place of safety by means
ot a rope, and a reinterment, with ap
propriate ceremonies, took place In the
presence of a large assemblage from
SLoux City on May 2S,. iS574 the coffin
being made from black -walnut trees
growing near the spot. Tnc new grave
was on the-same bluff, about 200 yards
,back from the river.
On June 6, 1S95, the Floyd Memorial
Association was organized at the place
of Interment, the object being to erect
a suitable monument over the remains.
The .association was cornposed ot men
and women from all parts of the coun
try,, .many of whom were persons of
prominence. The United States Gov
ernment appropriated 55000 for the
cause, and the State, of Iowa a similar
sum. Donations by Woodbury County
and the City of Sioux City, together
with private subscriptions, increased
the funds available for the purpose to
nearly $20,000. Impressive ceremonies
were held at Floyd's grave on August
20, 1805. the 91st anniversary of his
death, and the remains of the gallant
Sergeant, in two earthen Jars, were
lowered to their last resting place. The
place of interment was permanently
marked by a large stone slab.
CANADA'S FOOD SUPPLY
Prediction That She Will Become
World's Great Wheatgrower.
. OREGONTAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 23. Consul - General
James H. Worman, from Three Rivers.
Quebec, sends to the State Department
an Interesting bit of information re
garding the wheat possibilities of Can
ada. Mr. Worman reports that at a
recent meeting of the Montreal Politi
cal Economy Club, Edgar Judge read
a suggestive paper on the food supply
of the British Empire. The main, pur
pose ot the paper was to point out, by
a careful exhibit of statistics of Rus
sia, the United States and the Domin
ion, the immense possibilities of Can
ada as a greater grower and exporter
of food products than either of the
other two powerful nations.
The speaker quoted ngures showing
the increase in homestead holdings in
the Northwest since 1S9S. which have
sprung from 237,700 acres to 5,229.120
acres. He divided Canadian exports of
foods Into three classes wheat and
nther grains, animals and animal prod
ucts, and the produce of the fisheries.
He quoted ngures to prove his conten
tion that the -exports from the Domin
ion to Great Britain of the first two
classes are growing mightily, with a.
corresponding decrease in the exports
of the same classes to the United States
from Canada. Mr. Judge considered
that this proves that Canada's natural
market is Great Britain and that recip
rocal trade relations with, the United
States would be of little benefit to her.
In conclusion, Mr. Judge said: "If
50.000 farmers could raise 70,000,030
bushels of -wheat in 1902 in Manitoba,
then 250,000 could raise 350,000,000
bushels enough to supply the total
Import requirements ot Great Britain,
and to feed our own population.
Mr. Judge's paper also dealt ex
haustively with the cost of transpor
tation ot wheat, etc He stated that
the freight on wheat shipped from Fort
William, Canada, to Iondon. England,
was less than that on grain shipped
from points. In the English midlands
only 100 miles away from the great
metropolis. India and Australia, as
possible rivals of Canada in the wheat
export business, were touched upon.
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Lott In hips ..20 Inches
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