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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1905)
THE SUNDAY OREGOJTLAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 8, 1905. '
Sale of a Qne?Thousand-Bcile
Lot Is Reported. . :
ANOTHER DEAL AT 14 CENTS
Undertone of the Market Continues
Good Buyers Numerous In the
Country--Conditions in the
New York Trade.
HOPS Sale of 1000-bale lot Is re
ported. WHEAT Crop cdna'tlens In foreign
FRUIT Shortage of grapos In local
VEGETABLES Ovorsupply of cab
bage and tomatoos.
POTATOES Rain causes temporary
POULTRY Rocolpts light and ne
EGGS Less actlvo and steady.
The hop market, though. It has not fully
opened up yet, la displaying considerable ac
tivity. Quito a number of dealers have or
der?. Bald to range from 11 to 13 cents, and
their agents are kept busy In the country try
ing to locate sellers. As the market has a
good undertone, with apparently .an advanc
ing tendency, buyers aro loth to give tho par
ticulars of tholr transactions, whloh accounts
fT the numerous unconfirmed rumors that are
Some big transactions have occurred, bow
ever, one -of .them Involving 1000 -bales. The
details of this business have been kept quiet,
but it is known that' tho price was 12 cents
and the quality choice. One market report
yesterday was to the effect that the lot was
bjught by Schwartz & Son, who since paid
33 cents for another lot.
A report was received . last evening that
Seavey & Motzlor. of this city, had bought tho
V K. Johneon lot at Mount Angel, at 14
certs. This lot comprises about SO bales of
h W hops. This is the highest price paid
e'r"e the late advance started. Somo hopmen
believe the market "will now continue to move
tip ward until it reaches 18 cents. There arc
no weak epots In the situation apparent, ex
cept the bear statements.
There Is some dispute In tho trade as to the
tracing of the Neis lot of S00 bales, bought
by Faber & Note, of Albany, at 11 coots, the
quality being placed anywhere from prime to
s'rlc-tly choice. The hops were put on the
market afterward by the Albany Arm and for
a time yesterday It was thought they had
been sold to another dealer at 12i cents plus
the commission, but the deal that was under
way fell through.- .'
a letter received yesterday from Tacoma
In this state oalos of prime to choice hops
co-1' rue dally at from 0 to 10 cents, that is,
hoover anyone can be found that can use
t;.rm The general opinion is that-the English
.Tp will exceed 700.000 cwt. Official returns
th Lid be out any day now. Last year they
n rrc Issued on lOctobsr 7. -All U?e Salem deal.
rs write us that In their henest -opinion the
C-egon crop will certainly exceed 110.000, and;
timo that It will go as high as 120,000 bales.
Lure writes from New York that state hops
can be bought freely at 15 cents. Eastern
dealers are offering choice Orcgons to brewers
at 13614 cents delivered, but it Is Impossible
to Interest brewers, as they have determined
r.'t to buy until they can get their hops dell-,
ered in the brewery at 10 cente per" pound,
ard it looks as though they were going to win
It might be stated here that the Associated
1 r'ss for .several day past has reported the
" w lork market as Arm, and. the Now York
;a:rrs give no such low quotations as those
rrrr.t.uned in the above letter. Tho latest lts-s-je
nf the New York Commercial received
cue e! thee prices: New York state, 190B. JS
21 , New York States. 1001. choice. 20021c;
i r Aum to prime, 17'15)e; ordinary. 13SMCc;
t s&llc; Pacific Coast. 1005, 15SM8c; Pa
Can. li'M. choice. 19f20c; medium to
i.r-rr 10?17c; ordinary. 1415e; olds, Sllc;
(t ran 10&S, 824M-c
still further advance was reported In a
tf 'gram received from L. S. & IV. E. Sniith,
C:wrrs, of Hamilton, X. Y., which said:
' Market active. Bulletin has advanced
chtux to 28 cents. Several hundred bales sold
at 20 cents." '
I'ls' usslng the quality of the Oregon crop,
E i Smith, of this cits, said yesterday:
'Nut over 10 to 12 .per cent of the Orecoa
crp will grade aa export hops. However,
tisere are plenty that will grade prime and
fYime to choice." llr. Smith states that an
other lot of 112 bales was consigned to him
yesterday and whenever growers want an
advance before hops are shipped he wilt ac
commodate them liberally.
Other dealers place the percentage of strict
ly choice hops somewhat higher, a number be
lieving that it will be about 20 per cent of
the entire crop.
SHORT SUPPLY OF GRATES.
Express Shipments Bid Not Make Up for
Quantity Lost on Steamer.
There was a. brisk demand for grapes yes
terday and good prices wero realized all
around, as the supply was short. Some 700 or
800 boxes were lost by the wrecking of the
steamer St. Paul, and as dealers had cut
down tholr orders, tho receipts by express
proved light. A few peaches wore offering
and some small additional lots will be in Mon
day, which will probably close up the season.
Tomatoes and cabbage were a drug on the
market yesterday. The choicest -offerings of
the former brought 302-10 cents, but overripe
etock was hard to sell at any price.
There was a temporary scarcity of potatoes,
as the rain interfered with digging, and some
dealers were asking 75085 cents.
CROPS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
light Percentage of Milling "Wheat in
BroomhaH'c weekly foreign crop summary
"Cnlted Kingdom Woather is favorable.
France Fair progress Is bolng made with
pkwlng. The good quality of wheat Is con
firmed In the center and west; In tho north,
however, the quality is very poor. The per
centage of milling wheat, is given at 4 per
cert against 72 per -cent last year. Germany
There i a large potato crop, but tho quality
Is varied. It Is expected that there will' con
t'r.ue to be large purchases of wheat and
coarse grains. Hungary Good progress is be
ing made with plowing. Russia Arrivals at
ports are bolng generally maintained. Italy
-The wheat crop this year is estimated at
abcut 1M, 000.000 bushels, against 150,400,000
bushels last year. Tho corn situation is sat
isfactory. Spain Tho crop Is now consid
ered decidedly smaller than last year's. Large
stocks of foreign grain have been carried
Poultry Receipts Light. ,
Receipts of poultry were not beaiy -yester
day, but for the few coops that cams in thert
was practically no demand, and Quotations,
therefore, wero largely nominal.
Thero was not much activity In the egg
trade, and the butter market was also slew.
Bank CleariDgs. $
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland ....... $C32,0G0 $ 00.707
Seattle 800.313 ' 143,Ki
Tacoma .. C0235 53,flJ0
Spokane X. CU5.121 oS.fBS
Clearings -of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma
for the week were:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
Monday $M31.r.3 $L522.74l " $ C5S.542
Tuesday .... L05C.OGB 1.087.304 J77j0W
Wednesday .. flll.SSS 1,816,801 529.471
Thursday ... 900.91)2 l,S20,2i'O 492.87'
Friday L210.GOt 1.01l,G79 013.030
Saturday 032,000 000,313 302,855
Total $0,22S,P57 IS.040.2SO $3,876,!lSl
Clearings for the corresponding -week In
former years were:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
1900 Jf2.72.200 $3,119,830 $1,288.94
1901 2.742,943 4.112,574 1.271.301
1902 4.399,470 4,535,300 1,595,993
1903 3,870,509 4,553.543 1,000.791
1904.. i 5,274.87 5,090.964 3,884.908
Grain, Flour. "Feed. Etc.
WHEATClub, 71c per bushel; bluestem,
74c; Valley; 71 72c.
FLOUR Patents. $4.20 5T4.S0 per barrel;
straights, $3.90(4.15: clears, $3.C53.90;
Vallty, $3.(!04.10; Dakota hard wheat,
$G.507.25: Graham, ?3.25C3.75: whole
wheat, $3.75 4; rye flour, local. $5; East
ern, J 3.50 5.00; cornmeal. per bale, $1.80 Q
OATS No. 1 white feed, $24(224.50; gray,
$24 $ 24.50 per ton.
M1LLSTLFFS Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $24.50; shorts. $19; chop, U. a illllr,
$18; linseed dairy feed. $18; alfalfa "meal.
$18 per ton.
BARLEY Feed. $20.50021 per ton; brewing..
$2L50Q22; rolled. 2LD0ff22
RYE $1.406 1.45. per cental.
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream, 90
pound sacks, $0.75; lower grades, $560.25;
oatmeal, steel cut, T0-pound sacks, $8 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks, $4.25 per bale; oat
meal (ground), 50-pound sacks, $7.50 per
barrel; 10-pound sacks, $4 per bale; split
peas. $5 per. 100-pound sack; 25-pound boxes,
$1.40;"pearl barley, $4.25 per 100 pounds; 25
pound -boxes, $L25 per box; pastry flour, 10
pound sacks, $2.50' per bale.
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $14 15 per
ton; Valley timothy. $1112; clover. $8tf;
cheat. $7.50&9; grain hay. $S9.
Vegetables, Fruit, Etc
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples, $1 1.50 per
box; peaches, 75fiS5c per crate; plums, CO
75c pel crate; cantaloupes, 75cty$L25 per
crate; pears, $L25ipl.50 per box; watermel
ons, i$flo per pound; crabapples. $1 por
box; grapes, muscat. $L25 a box; Tokay, $1
(S'1.50; black. $101.25; Concord. 20363c; ca
ibas. $22.50 per dozen; cranberries, $9.6010
per barrel; quinces, $1 per box.
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, choice. $4
per box; fancy, $5,; oranges, Valencia, fancy,
$5?5.C5 per box; grapefruit. $303.50; pine
apples, $2.50 dozen; pomegranates, $1.85 per
FKESH VEGETABLES Beans, 104c per
pound; cabbage, ltjljic per pound; cauli
flower. 75c per dozen; celery. 75c per dozen;
corn. C5c per sack; cucumbers, 10 15c per
dozen; egg plant. $1.75 per crate; peppers. So
per pound; pumpkins, l4lc; tomatoes,
300400 per orate; squash, Co per pound.
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips. 90cr$l per
rack; carrots, 05075c por sack; beets, SSctJ
$1 per sack; garlic, 12hc per pound.
ONIONS Oregon Yellow Danvers. $L25 pel
POTATOES Oregon fancy, 65085c per
sack; common, nominal; Merced sweets, 2
2 Vic per pound.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 709c per pound:
apricots. 12124c; peaches. 10fe6l2&;
pears, none; Italian prunes, none; California
figs, white, 400c por pound; blacX, 403c;
bricks, 12-14-ounce packages. 73085c per
box; 5S-ounce. $202.40; Smyrna, 20o por
pound; dates. Fard, $1.40 per 13-pound, case.
RAISINS Seeded, 12-ounce packages, 70
So; lc-eunce, 8 9c; loose muscatels, 5
7"-ic; unbleached seedless Sultanas, Cc;
London layers, 3-crown whole boxes of 20
p6unds, $1.83; 2 -crown, $L75.
Butter. Eggs, Poultry, Etc.
BUTTER City creameries: Extra cream
ery, 30&32Hc per pound. State crcaxnerios:
Fancy creamery. 23 030c; store butter, 150
10c; Eastern creamery. 2O0274c.
EGGS Oregon ranch. 27027fec; Eastern. 240
25c; storage, 22024c
CHEEMls Oregon full cream twins, 13fc
14Ac; Young America, 1454 15Hc
POULTRY Average old bens. 11 "i 012c;
mixed chickens, 11011Hc; old roosters. I'oOVic;
young roosters, 10011c; . Springs. ll4013c;
dressed chickens, 14015c; turkeys, live, 1G0
17c; turkeys, dressed, choice, 22023c; geese,
live, per pound, 89c; geese, dressed, pound.
10011c; ducks. 13014c; pigeons, $101.25;
squabs, $202.50. '
Hops, Wool, Hides. Etc
HOPS Oregon. 1903. choice. 12014c; olds. 10
WOOL Eastern Oregon average best, 190
21c- lower grades down to 15c, according to
shlnkage; Valley, 25 0 27c per pound.
MOHAIR Choice, 30c per pound.
. HIDES Dry -hides; No. 1, 10 pounds and
up, 1UVs017c per pound; dry kip. No. 1. 5 to
10 pounds. 14 015c per pound; do calf, No.
1, under 5 pounds. 17018c; dry salted, bulls
and stags, one-third less than dry flint;1
(culls, moth-eaten, badly cut, scored, mur
rain, hair-cllpped, weather-beaten or grubby,
203c per pound less). Salted hides: Steers,
sound, 00 pounds and over, 9010c per pound;
50 to CO pounds, S&09c per pound; under CO
pounds and cows, 8090 per pound; salted
kip, sound. 15 to 130 pounds. 9c per pound;
salted veal, sound, 10 to 14 pounds, 9c per
pound; salted calf, sound, under 10 pounds,
10c per pound; green unsalted, lc per
pound less; culls, lc per pound less). Sheep
skins: Shearlings, No. 1 butchers' stock, 250
20c each; short wool. No. 1 butchers' stock,
40 0 50c each; medium, wool. No. 1 butchers
stock, 00 0 80c; long wool. No. 1 butchers'
stock, 101.50 each. Murrain pelts from I'j
to 20 per cent less or 12014c per pound;
horse hides, salted, each, according to size,
$1.5003; dry. each, according to tdze, $10
1.50; colts' hides. 25 0 50c each; goat skins,
common. 10015c each; Angora with i .-ol on,
TALLOW Prime, per pound, 33c; No.
2 and grease, 203c.
FURS Bear skins, as to size, No. 1. $2,500
10 each; cubs, $102; badger.-25050c; wild
cat, with head perfect, 25050c; house cat.
5010c; fox. common si ay. 50070c; red, $X0
5; cross, $5015; silver and black. $100 0200;
fishers. $500; lynx. $4.50 00; mink, strictly
No. 1. according to size. $102.50; marten,
dark Northern, according to size and color,
$10015; marten, pale, pine, according to
size and color, $2.50 0 4; muskrat, large. 100
15c; skunk, 40050c; civet or polecat, 5010c;
otter, large, prime skin, $0010; panther,
with head and claws perfect, $205; raccoon,
prime, 30 050c; mountain wolf, with head
perfect, $3.5005; coyote, OOc0$l; wolverine,
$008; beaver, per skin, large, $500; me
dium. $304; small, $101.50; kits. 50075c
BEESWAX Good, clean and pure, 20022c
CASCARA SAGRADA (Chlttam bark)
Good. 3c per pound.
Groceries, Nuts, Eic
COFFEE Mocha. 2O02Sc; Java, ordinary.
18022c, Costa Rica, fancy, 18020c; good.
1601Sc; ordinary. 10012c per pound; Colum
bia roast, cases. 100s. $14.25; 50s, $14.23; Ar
buckle. $15.75; Lion, $15.75.
RICE Imperial Japan No. 1, 54c; South
ern Japan, 4(cj4',4c; Carollnas, O0Oc
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tails,
$1.75 per dozen; 2-pound tails, $2.40; 1 -pound
flats, $1.85; fancy. 101-"-ound flats. $1.80;
-pound flats, $1.10; Alaska pink, 1-pound
talis. 90c; red, 1-pound tails, $L23; sockeyes,
1-pound tails, $L70.
SUGAR Sack basis, 100 pounds: Cube.
$5.G0; powdered, $5.33; dry granulated, $5.2j;
extra C, $4.75: golden C, $4.63; fruit sugar,
$5.25; advances over sack basis as follows:
Barrels. 10c;' half-barrels. 25c; boxes. 50c
por 100 pounds. (Terms: On remittance
within 15 days, deduct !4c per pound; .f
later than 15 days and within 30 days, de
duct He per pound; no discount after SO
days.) Beet sugar, granulated, $3.15 per 100
pounds; maple sugar. 15018o per pound.
SALT California, $11 per ton, $LC0 per
bale; Liverpool, 50s, $17; 100s, $10.50; 200.
$10; half-pound 100s, $7; 50i, $7.50.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 Uc .per pound by sack,
lc extra for less than sack; Brazil nuts, lCc;
Alberts. 16c; pecans, Jumbos. ICc; extra
large. 17c; almonds. I. X. L., 10c; chest
nuts. Italians. 15c; Ohio, $4.50 per 25-pound
drum; peanuts, raw. 74c per pound; roasted,
9c; plnenuts. 10012c; hickory nut. 7c;
cocoaput. 7c; cocoanuts. 33090c per dozen,
BEANS Small white, 404Uc: large white
3.15c; pink. 3c; bayou, 4c; Lima, Oc.
Provisions and Canned Meats.
HAMS 10 to 14 pounds, 14c per pound;
14 to 10 pounds, 13 fie: 18 to 20 pounds,
13 "Sic; California (picnic). c; cottage
hams. Ec; shoulders. 9e; boiled bam, 21c;
boiled picnic ham, boneless. 15c
DRY SALT CURED Regular short clears,
11c; dry salt, 12c smoked; clear backs, lie:
dry salt, 12c smoked; clear bellies, 14 to 17
pounds average, none: Oregon exports. 20 to
25 pounds average 11-Jic; dry salt, 12 "sic
smoked; Union butts. 10 to 18 pounds aver
BACON Fancv breakfast, 1914c per pound;
standard breakfast, 17i4c: choice lOc; Eng
lish breakfast. 11 to 14 pounds, 15c; peach
PICKLED GOODS Pork, "barrels, $18; 34.
barrels. $9.50; beef, barrels, $12; half-barrels.
SAUSAGE Ham, 13c per pound; minced
bam. 10c; Summer, choice dry. 17"4c; bo
logna, long. 5"t4c; welnerwurst, Sc; liver, 0c;
pork, 9010c; headcheese, Cc; blood, Cc; bo
logna, sausage, link. 4Hc
CANNED MEATS Corned beef, pounds,
per dozen. $1.23; two pounds, JL33; six
pounds. $S. Roast beef, flat, pounds. SL23;
two pounds. $2-25; six pounds, none. Roast
beef, tall, pounds, none; two pounds. $2.35;
six pounds, none. Lunch tongue, pounds,
$3.15. Roast mutton, six pounds. $S0.
LARD Laf lard, kettle rendered, tierces.
11c; tubs. HHc; 30s. llUc; 20s, llic; 10s.
llstc; 5s. 11T4C Standard pure: Tierces,
10c; tubs, 10c; 50s. 10Uc; 20s. I0Hc; 10s,
10sic; Ss. 1014c Compound: Tierces. 0c;
tubs, C'.ic; SOs. GUc; 10s, C4c; 5s. 6 Tic
. DreMed Meats.
BEEF Dressed bulls. 102c per pound:
cows. S04c: country steers. 40434c
VEAL Drew ed. 73- to 123 pound. 707ic;
125 to 200 pc4inds,-49wl4c; 200 pounds aad up,
MUTTON Dressed, fancy. C7c per
pound: ordinary. 4 05c; Iambs. 707K&
PORK Dressed, 100 to 150 pounds, 70
7c; 150 and up. CrfCHc per pound.
TURPENTINE Caecs. SSc per gallon.
WHITE LEAD Ton lots, 7Uc; 500-pound
lots. 74.0; less than 500-pound lots. Sc
GASOLINE Stove gasoline, cases. 23nc;
iron .barrels, 17c; SC deg. gasoline, cases. 32c;
iron barrels or drums. 26c
COAL OIL Cases. $2.05 per case; iron bar
rels. 15c por gallon; wood barrels. 18c
LINSEED OIL Raw, 5-barre! lots. 49c;
1-barrel lots. SOc; cases, SSc. boiled, 5-barre 1
lots. Clc; I -barrel lots. 52c: cases. 57c
RAISIN PRICES NAMED
ARE KULLY AS HIGH AS AVAS
Prunes; Are Generally Firm, Though on
Lnrsrc Sizes Prices; are Occa- .
SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7. (Special.) The
leading event of -the week In the California
cured fruit market was the naming of asso
ciation prices for new raisins. Theso prices
are fully as high aa anticipated oa loose and
layers and &-cent higher than expected en
needed. The raisin crop Is early and the
bulk has already been delivered to packing
houses. Comlltlflns this yoor aro advantageous
to growers. Not much business is passing in
other dried fruits. Standard and cfeoleo
peaches and aprleots ore In fair demastd.
Apple arc again firmer. Large hoMors ef
prunes remain Arm, but owing to the quiet
market price on large eize arc ooeasloaally
shaded by those needing the nMner.
California aliaenas ore weaker, but walnuts
Local grain dealings were not cxtOBsive to
day, but wheat aad barley sold higher in the
speculative pit and shorts were uneasy. Cash
"barley was very strong, with sales of choiee
feed at J 1.10. Spot wheat was- steady. Oats
were Quiet. Choice hay was 50 cents to $1
Fresh fruits were moderately active. Se
lected grapes and peaefecs wero slightly higher.
Fancy potatoes had a firmer tone, but
lower grades remained easy. Sweets wero
weaker. Onions aro still maintained on tfelp
Butter closed stronger I with fancy cream
ery quoted 1 cost higher. Cheese was steady.
Eggs were weak. Receipts. 48,500 pounds but
ter. SG00 pounds cheese, 1S.890 dozen eggs.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 5&ft75c; garlic
CHCc; greea peas, 304c; string beans, 204c;
tomatoes. 250&0c; ekra, 4(HgC0e; egg plant.
POULTRY Turkey gobblers. 21025c; roost
ers, old. $4.5005; roosters, young, $4.5006.50;
broilers, email. $20g4; broilers, large, $0
3:50; fryers, $3.5004; hens, $460.50; ducks,
old. $4.5005; young, $iftC
EGGS Fancy ranch, 40c; Eastern. 20026c
BUTTER Fancy creamer. 2Se: oroaraery
reeonds, 24c; fancy dairy, nominal; dairy sec
WOOL San Joaquin, 10013c; lambs. ftlCc
MILLSTUFFS Bran, $22022.50; middlings,
HAY Wheajt. $10015.50: wheat and oaTiC $10
014; barley. $5011; alfalfa. $G.SO09; ekrver,
$7010; etoek. $506; straw, por bale. S09&GC
POTATOES Salinas Burbanks, 75e0$1.15;
CHEESE Toung America, 12te01Sc; East
FRUITS Apples, choice, $1.25; eoramoB. SOc;
bananas, $102; Mexican llmos, $4f4.50; Cali
fornia lemo&s. choice, $8.50; common. $1.25;
HOPS 1904. 12014c; 19&3. J214c
RECEIPTS Flour, quarter sacks. 22.446;
wheat, 340S centals; barley. 14,291 centals;
oats, 7C9 centals; beans, COOO sacks ; com,
200 centals; potatoes. 2514 acks; bran. 5617
sacks; middlings, 945 sacks; hay, 32S tons;
wool. 330 bales; hides. 2S0.
Prices Quoted Locally on Cottle, Sheep and
Tho following livestock prices " wero qnetad
.yesterday In the local market:
CATTLE Best Eastern Oregon stecty. $30
3.25; good cswe, $2.2S2.50; eommon flows.
$LtX01.7; esJres. 125 to 150 pounds. $5; 200
to 250 pounds, $2.504.
SHEEP Best Eastern "Oregon aad. Valley,
$3,2500.50; -medium. $X; lambs. $404.25.
HOGS Best large fat hogs. $806.25.
Prices Curreat at Kana City, Omaha and
KANSAS" CITY. Mo., Oct. 7. Cattle Re
ceipts, 1000. Market unchanged; native steer.
$405.90; Blockers and feeders.-$z.&ft04.25; bulls
$202.80; calveii, $2.5006.25: Western steers.
$2.7504.50; do cows, $2035.
Hogh Receipts, 4000. Market weak to Sc
lower ;bulk of sales, $5.1005.15; heavy, $5.10
05.20; packers, $5.1005.20; pigs aad light,
Sheep Receipt, 300. Market, steady; mut
tons, $465.25; lambs, $5.5007.10; range weth
ers, $4.5095.25; fed cuts, $404.50.
SOUTH OMAHA. Oct, ".Cattle Receipts,
2000. Market steady; native steers, $3,750
5.75; cows and heifers. $2.750 4.23; Western
teer, $304.85; can n era, J1.50S2.30; Mockers
and feeders, $2.5004.20; calves, $303.50; bulls,
stags, etc, $2H.G0.
Hogs Receipts, 2500. Market steady; heavy,
$4.8005.15; mixed. $505.20; Jight. $5.20050;
plgr, $4.5005.00; bulk of sales, $4.9005.20.
Sheep Receipts, 7000. .Market tmohanged;
Westerns. $305.25; wethers, $4.5004.90; ewes,
$4.2504.00; lambA, $C5506.SO.
CHICAGO, Oct. 7. Cattle Receipts, 300.
Market steady; beves, $3.4006.35; good to
prime steers. $5.40065; stackers and feeders,
$2.2004.75; cow and betters'. $2.1004.00.
Hogs Receipts today. 10.000. Market steady
to strong; mixed and butchers, $S.lO0w.SO;
good to choice heavy, $5.350S.SO: rough heavy,
$4.950&2O; light, $5.1O05.O; pigs, $4.7506.30;
pulk of eales, $550i.C5..
Sheep Receipts, 2500. Market strong; na
tives, $3.1005.00; lambs. $5.7507.85; Westerns,
$3.1002.00; yearlings, $4.9005.60.
Drlrtl Fruit at New York.
JKClr YORK. Oct 7t The market for
-evaporated apples is somewhat easier for
future shipments, but spot quotations re
main unchanged. Common to good are
quoted at 2 07c and prime at 7.e.
Prunes remain unchanged with quotations
ranging from 44 07Uc according to grade.
Apricots are in. light demand, but with
offerings small the market is firm In tone
Choice are quoted at 84 09c xtra choiee at
94 09c and fancy at lO011"c
Peaches remain nominal, so far as the. spot
market is 'concerned, with futures in mod
erate demand, onlng to the high prices
Raisins show firmness. Loose muscatel
are quoted at 5H07iTC. seeded raisins 54 0
Sit and London layer $1.1501.20.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK. Oct 7. Cotton futures clored
barely steady; October. P.5Go; November. 9.70c;
December. 9-SOc; January. 9.95c; February,
10.02c; March. lO.OSc; April. 10,12c; May,
Wool at St. Eoals. J "
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 7. Wool, steady; territory
and Western -mediums, 28030c; fine medium
22026c; fine, 15020c
MONEY IS TIGHTER
In Spite of Acute Contraction
Stock Values Unruffled.
TRADING NEARLY STOPS
Operators Discouraged From At
tempting: art Advance In the
Pace of tho Outlook: Ef
fect of Bank Statement. .'
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. (Special.) Another
week has passed In which contraction at the
menes centers has grown steadily more acute
and has left our local security market still
unruffled. Such a display of composure is
without parallel In our financial history. Will
the encouragements that He In the general
industrial situation of the country continue
to prevail ever the influence of the tight money
now existing In all the markets of the world,
or will the exigencies of the money market
Anally lead to a general liquidation despite the
confidence felt in security values? These are
the questions agitating financial circles at
the ckve of the week.
That the present strain in the various money
markets la something out of the ordinary does
not admit of doubt. The Bank of England
is down to the lowest proportion of reserve
to liabilities since 1S31. . The Bank, of Fanee
hao yielded so far to the urgency of the sit
uation as to release a few millions of Its
jealously hoarded gold. It has been sug
gested that more relief will come from the
same quarter If the need becomes more crit
ical. This, however, is at best & doubtful de
pendence. Our market is at the moment the-
most active bidder for Europe's gold supply.
It Is the American withdrawals . that arc re
sponsible for the decline In British bank hold
Jngs during the last fortnight.
Tho thought naturally occurs that our own
needs must be very great when our claims
must be pressed in the face of such powerful
restrictions upon the -gold movement, and.
this being true, the question arises whether
our market would not be seriously embar
rassed if the foreign banks were to canythelr
obstructive measures further. This Inquiry
Involves the main perplexity of our present
financial position. It is one that Is perfect
ly natural and sound, the money stringency
not being due to overstrain of credit, but te
tho real requirements of business and the crop
handling, or are the markets of the weVld be
ing squeezed to support a precarious home
The continued high rate for money th!
week has suppressed any great speculative ac
tivity la stocks. Early In tho week the money
market gave indications of relaxation from
the strain of the A-peclal causes which made
heavy demand upon banking resources, and
the market showed evidence of positive
strength. When money rates tightened again,
active attempts to advance prices were de
sisted from and a full resistance to depression
took the place., of the advance. Not only
here, but in foreign markets, the courae of
money rates has been upward, and. the con
viction has grown that no Im me Slate return
of easy money Is to be looked for. Bankern
express the opinion that firm money rates
may not be looked for In the future for a
number of months and pronounce such a con
dition wholly normal and due to easily un
derstood cau?ea. Operators In stocks are dis
couraged from undertaking speculative cam
paign for aa advance in the face of this
outlook. At the same time the high de
gree of prosperity' keeps alive the hopo of
ultimate higher prices and makes holders
of stocks exceedingly unwilling to part with
their hold la :s.
Attention has been almost exrlutdvely cen
tered on the money situations and some of the
developments of the week have awakened dU
ousrton taking proportions of controversy. By
reporting an increase in cash on hand and a
reduction in the loan account, with resulting
benefit to the margin of the surplus re-Mi-ves,
the banks were at direct variance with the
known movements of money for the week
and with the heavy loan operations known to
have been conducted. The criticism of the
bank etatement culminated at the annual
meeting of the Clearlng-Houso on Wednesday,
when the president of a leading bank de
nounced the bank rtalemcnt as a farce, as
far as It purports to offer any reliable Index
of the annual financial situation.
In the same connection was sounded a noto
of warning of the menace of danger In the
freedom of the trust companies from any
cash reserve requirement In connection with
the heavy loan operations by these Institu
tions. The protest of the banks has its mo
tive of self-interest which Is easily ap
plicable. The 2 per cent allowed by banks
on trust companies' deposits gives the banks
the use of those funds only while interest
rates are low, but where profitable rates are
ruling, as at present, the trust companies
draw upon tho banks to place loans on
their own account to practically the full
amount of their resources. It Is the general
supposition that the heavy loan contraction
by the banks during the last few weeks had
been taken over almost entirely by trust
companies. Certainly there has been no evi
dence of real liquidation In the securities
market. The consequence would be that no
rt-al reduction of deposit liabilities has oc
curred to keep pace with the drain on bank
reserves during that period. All but a small
percentage of trust company cash Is on de
posit with the clearing-house banks and Ng
urea in their reserve, which, therefor-, ooa
Ktltates almost the only reserve against both
bank and trust company deposits.
The New York xtate trust companies, as a
whole, reported to the Superintendent of
Banking on September 1 that the deposits
subject to withdrawals on demand were
$843,304,143. the item of loans on collateral
at that date standlnc at 775.S39.401. The
cash In their vault then was reported at
loss than $29,000,000. which was less than
3.0 per cent of deposit liabilities subject to
The irogress of the legislative Investiga
tion of life insurance methods Is of some In
fluence on the market. Disclosures of Indis
cretion had Its part on the skepticism dis
played In the market. The dominance of
tho money situation has kept stock market
operations and movements within a narrow
range and has kept other considerations in
Bonds were well sustained on a small de
mand. "Cnlted States new 4s declined H,
the 2s coupon he 3s registered and
the eld 4s coupon A per cent on call for the
The weekly bank statement offered a warn
ing of the small reliance to be placed en ye
terdays late decllno In tho call money rate
as a reflection of the situation of the money
market. Speculative sentiment was brought
to the conclusion that a stiff money market
was likely to continue for the immediate
future, and there was selling of stocks In con
sequence. A group of Industrial specialties,
mostly among the railroad equipment sleeks
with American Locomotive leading, were ex
ceptions to the downward tendency. The
movement in three was of professional Origin
quite largely, but had a substantial base In
the extraordinary need of the railroads
throughout the country for large Increases la
facilities to accommodate the flood of traf
fic which ht coming upon them. The
strength of this handful of stocks, however,
wa of little effect In sustaining tho general
market, and the closing was easy at declines
in many of the prominent active stocks.
The decrease in cash nhown by the bank
etatement ran to $$,454,700, considerably ex
ceeding the largest' of the preliminary esti
mates based on the known movements of
money. This showing U regarded as a rati
fication in part of the unexplained Incream
tn cash reported lost week, though the full
amount of the discrepancy Is by no meass ac
counted for. The showing strengthens ths
supposition that gold engagements have been
flKurin; in bank reserves as soon oa made
without waiting for their actual receipt. The
effect of the decline In cash on the surplus
was modified by the scaling down of -the de
posits through a contraction of $11,&SO,400 la
euU'Unding loans. The inroad upon the sur
plus wa4 thua limited' to $3.153,S50, bringing
that Item down to $4.4S-3.175. The loan con
traction is believed to Je due largely to the
taking over of loans from the banks by out-of-town
Institutions, which have drawn on their
New York deposits for that purpose during
tho week. Another withdrawal or $2,000,000
from the Bank of England, for shipment to
Egypt showed the drain upon the depleted
reserve of that Institution until relieved and
pointed to the maintenance of money rates
in foreign markets. Total Galea of boads,
par value, were $1,750,000.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. bid.
Adams Express 240
Amalgamated Cower S5a Hl 85
Amer. Car & Foundry 77.400 30'. 37t
do preferred 100
American Cotton Oil.. 37?
do preferred . 00
American Express ... ...... ..... ..... 223
Am. Hi & LtB. pfd. -. 33
American Ice 27
American Linseed Oil l!i
do preferred . ..... 41
American Locomotive 53,700 50 5oVa SUVi
do preferred 2,700 113 113fe in?
Am. Smelt. & Bella. $.100 12U 120, asavft
do preferred i"J 121 1214
Amer. Sugar Reflalag 2.C00 142
Amer. Tobacco pfd...
Anaconda Mlalng Co. TOO-11 S
.tcalsoa S,WO cUK
Atlantic Coast Line
Baltimore & Ohio...
"GOO 113Ui 112 113
r. Jnri Till Tlti Tti,
Brbok. Rapid Transit 5.400
Canadian Pacific ... 10.CO 171U lTOy. 170i
Central of N. Jersey , 210
Central. Leather .... GOO 45 45 43
do preferred 100 1V4& lOiJi 104H
Chesapeake & Ohio 4.SJO- 57i 50 - 50
Chicago & Alton... 200 30 3l 3tt
do preferred 70
Chicago at. Western bOO 21ft 21U 21Vi
Chicago & Northwest. 1.2W 220 219 2lbVs
Chi., MIL & St. Paul 3.400 181 liWii ISO.
ChL Term. & Transit
4SVi 4CTi 4tS!
2S?! 2S 2Si
C C. C. & St. Louis
Colorado Fuel & Iron
Colorado & Southern
'do lot preferred'...'.
do 2d preferred....
Consolidated Gas ....
M0 43 48 431:
20$ 1S3& li'A ISO,
Delaware & HtMlsos.
Del.. Look. tVest.
Denver & Rio Grand ISO
do preferred 000
Distillers Securities. 100
44 44 Vi
do 1st preferred....
do 2d preferred....
General Electric ...
Illinois Central ....
do preferred ......
Iowa Central ......
Kansas City Southern
Louisville & Nash v..
Manhattan L. ......
Met. Seuerltlea ....
Metropolitan St. Ry.
Mexican Central ...
illnn. & SU Louis..
M.. St. P. & S. S. M.
do preferred ......
MUBOuri Pacific ...
Mo., Kans. & Texas
1W0 1S0H iSOia 17!)
7o lSiHisas isou
200 22fe 22 22Vi
g00 SOfc SO.
4.40O Sli. SO- SIMj
3.4W 12HV, 125V. 12.
IS, 100 25S 25 25U
100 74 74 73
400 140& 140 140
300 104 163S 183&
4.100 105 10'H 104H
100 34 33 32
3W - 0S CSH S
1.1CO 43 47s -iM.
Mex. Nat. R. R. pfd. . . . 37
Now York Central... s5flO ISOJi 1404 141
N. Y.. OnL & West. . 40O 54 5S 54&
Norfolk & Western. 190 S5Vi So S5f
do preferred ... ..... 01
North American ...
Northern Pacific . .
P.. C. C. & St. Louis
Pressed Steel Car. .
Pullman Palace Car.
30O 07U 7 07
200 2034 2034 20U
400 4u 45 45U
300 254 250
Reading 12,200 123
do-1st preferred..... 40) OS
do 2d preferred.... ......
Republic Steel 2,100
do preferred 1,000
Rock Island Co. 1,700
do preferred 1,1X)
Rubber Goods 100
St. L. & S. F. 2d pfd
St. Louis Soutkweet. 24
do preferred 100 C1U 61
Schloss-SheffieM 3CO 72 71
Southern Pacific .... 5,790 OUTs CO
Southern Railway ..
1.400 30S 30
Tenn. Coal & Iron.. 1.040 SS
Texas & Pacific 100 37
Tot., St. L. & West.
Union Pacifle 23,200 132& 131 131
U. S. Kx press
U. S. Realty
V. S. Rtibeer......
. do preferred
W'ertlngbottse Kleet. .
Western I'bIoh ....
WBelt & L. Erie
do preferred ,
2. ICO 5 52 525
SCO UlVt 111 111
2S,S S 37 377;
6.W0 14 1044 104.
00 107 107 1!
l.SKO 22 224 22
1.400 4 42 n
200 u4 03 9XU
Total sal for U day. 342.100 shares.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. Closing quotations:
U. S. ref. 2s rsg.lORK'D. Sz R.' G. 4s.:. 1014
do coupon: 10S4fiN. Y. C G.-2As. 70
V. S. 3 reg lOJJfciNcr. raelflo 3s. . 73
do coupon IOI Vi Nor. Pncliic 4s.. 103
U & new 4s reg.IJ44So. Pacific 4s... 954
do coupon Ur.ltn Pacific 4s. lOlfc
U. S. old 4s reg. 184i Wis. Control 4s. 95i
do coupon liUp. IK 2d sec.. 98
Ateatison Adj. 4s 98 Jap. 4 Vis, cer... 90
Stocks at London.
LONDON. Oct. 7. Consols for money.
bS: consols for account, SS 11-1(5.,
Anaconda n! Norfolk & West. $8 .
Atchison 91 J do preferred... 95
do preferred.. .107;Otario & West. 50
Baltimore & O. .1111 I Pennsylvania ... 74
Can. raclfie 177 I Rami Minos 8
Che. & Ohio. . . .M iRtadtng ft
C Gt. Western. 21 I do lt pref.... 411
C M. & St. P..lfi j do 2d pref 51
DcBcers 17So. Railway. 37
D. & B, Grande. 3 j do preferred.. .102
do preferred... 1 So. Paelflc 71
Erie 50 Union Pacific. . .!$',
do 1st pref S3Vt do prefem 1. . . 90
do 2d pref 7S ;U. S. Steel
Illinois Cmtral.lS I do preferred. . .107
Louis. & Nah. .lS!WabMh 24
Mo.. Kas. T.. 04f do preferred... 44
N. Y. Central.. .155 Spa nl h Fours... 934
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. Money en call, notn
lr.nl: r.n loans: time loans firm. 09 and f
days. 5jN per cent: s4x months. 4 per cent
Prime mercantile paper. 4G per cent.
Sterling exchange, steady, with actual bu!
ne In bonkers bMts at $!.S530fM-&S for de
mand, and at $4.S2 for GO days. Posted rate?,
$4.S34J-4.$X and $i.SGS4.ST,4. Commercial
Bar silver. OlHc
Mexican dollars, 47c
Bonds Government, steady; railroad, irrcg
LONDON. Oct, 7. Bar sliver. 2S5-16d per
ounce, jjoney, per cent.-
Discount rate, enort Mils. 3 par cent; three
months bills, 4 per cent,
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. .7. Silver - bars,
Drafts, sight, 3: telegraph. Sc.
Sterling on London, CO days. $4.S3; sight.
Dally Treasury Statement,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. Today's statement
of the Treasury balances shows:
Available cash hataaee $ 137.7 Sfi.971
Gold coin and. bullies 0S.01S.979
Gold certificates 4S.4S9.CC0
SHIPMENTS OF FRENCH GOLD.
Pari Bonkers Sox It Did Not Go to tho
PARIS, Oct. 7. Leadlnjr American shippers
of FrenQh geM say they have not made any
shipments to the United States out of the
$5,000,000 recently withdrawn from the Bank
of France. The report of the shipment to
America grew out of Thursday's" statement of
the Bank of France showing that the gold bal
ance had fallen during the week from $502,
414.434 to J5S7.PS1.321.
This unurfual fall of $4,433,111 attracted the
attention of the Bourse, where it was attrib
uted to the needs of the monetary situation In
London. When the London bankers said they
had not received any French gold, the reduc
tion was then attributed to shipments to the
United States. However. Lazard Freres, who
ore the chief shippers, have' not shipped the
amount referred . to and are not aware of any
other shipments to New York. They incline to
the view that the amount has gone to Egypt
and other poln: outside of the main markets,
London and New York. The managers of the
Bank of France eay they are not aware of
the destination of the shipments. The Euro
pean Boo no mist calls attention to the move
ment of precious metals to the United States
and gives a table showing that the French ex.
port of geM to New York since January 1
Imports and Export.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. Total Imports of
merchandise and dry goods at this port for
thjs week ending today wore valued at SJ5.
215.771. Total Imports of specie were $(11,227
silver and $2.744.S25 gold. The exports of
specie were $003,916 in sliver and $2000 cold.
Downing, Hopkins & Co.
WHEAT AND STOCK BROKERS
Room 4, Ground Floor Chamber of Commerce
NEAR THE ESTIMATES
CASH DECREASE AT NEW YORK IS
ABOUT "WHAT "WAS" EXPECTED.
Loan Contraction Also Ajcrees Closclj
"With the Preliminary Figures
oa the Item.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. The Financier this
The official statement of the New York
Associated Banks last week showed a de
crease in cash more closely corresponding
than in the - previous week with the esti
mates whleh were based on the traceable
movements of money. The loans partially
reflected the contraction that was expected
from the dally calls after the middle of the
week, and the decrease la deposits, and con
sequently In reserve requirements, were suf
ficient to limit the reduction In surplus re
serve to an amount which left a fair work
ing balance for the banks. The cash lots
was $S.434.70O. or about $1,000,000 greater
than the estimated "sum. and this doubtless
largely resulted from the Interior bank
movement, though the absorption of money
by the Treasury from the banks, due to
receipts in excess of payments, was a con
tributory factor. The deposits decreased
$21,208,400. which was $359,300 greater than
the sum of the. contraction In loans pus the
loss of cash; hence the statement was some
what out of proportion. It Is noteworthr
that the average of loans was $470,200 tn
excess of the average of deposits, indicating
that the banks are umuually expanded. Tnt
reserve requirements were reduced $3,300,830
through the decrease In general deposits.
Loans were contracted $11,SS0.400. making
S6CVI32.S0O since August S. In this interval
cash has bec.11 reduced by $42.00S,150 and
deposit decreased $140.4S3.200.
The statoment of averages of the clearing
house banks of this city for the week fol
Loans $1,050,740,000 $11,830,400
Deposits 1.0501.700 21.203.400
Circulation 54.142.400 7S.3B
Legal tenders 74.063,200 1.DS7.100
Specie 105.088.400 G.407.000
Reserve 2rtO.101.000 8.434.7W
Roaarve required.. 2t54.SI5.425 5.300.S50
Surplu3 4,4SC;175 3.153,S0
Ex-U. S. deposits. 0,301,050 3,175.70
Chicago Wheat Market.
CHICAGO. Oct. 7. Sentiment In the wheat
pit was Inclined to bearlshness. At the open
ing December was off ic to 'iwie, at inrv
Si4c. to 85e. Ose of tho factors mainly re
sponsible was the failure of the market at
Liverpool to respond to an advance here ye-
terday. The reason for the comparative weak
ness at Liverpool, It was said, was a gen
eral belief In the likelihood of & muoh heav
ler movement of wheat from Russia within
the next few weeks. Another factor In the
Initial deprejelon hero was Ideal weather for
the movement of the new crop In the North
.west. From the start many small holders
were eager to dispose of their lines, commission-houses
also had selling orders. Bo
fore the end of the first hour December had
sold off to S4S41e. Lack of any definite
news regarding export business had eow
slderable influence on trading. As a result of
moderate demand from 'a leading bull, the
loss was later all practically regained. De
cember at one time selling at S5c. During
the lost hour prices fluctuated within a nar
row range. The market closed steady, with
December off WKc. at S4ftS3e.
- A steady tone prevailed in the com pit. The
volume of trading was very small. Decem
ber closed unchanged at 44V;641-lic.
The o&tti market was firm. December closed
unchanged at 28 He
Provisions held steady the entire session. At
the close Januury pork was unchanged. lard
was up 2c and ribs wero up a shade.
The leading futures ranged as follawu:
Open. High. Low. Clee.
December $ .85 $ 34 $ .844 $ .85
May 81U .85U .SJi .81H
October 50 '.5fl; .501 .50C
Dec 4d) 45Vi 1 .45 .45 .45
Dec (new) 44 .44? .441
May .'. 4&s; .43 .4s
December 2SH J2S .2SA .28
May ..- 304 JWSi .30 . .30
' MESS PORK.
October 15.20 15.23 lt.20 15.20
January 12.45 12.45 12.42 12.126
October 7.174 7.174 7.t5 7.15
November 7.20 7.22 7.20 7.2o
January .'. 0.37 ti.!)0 CS7i U.biH
October S.524 S.52 3.52 8.52
January 6.50 6.52 C.47a 0.50
Cash quotations were as follow?:
Flour Steady; Winter patents. $X.704.1;
straights. $3.30fe4: Spring patents. $3.754.28;
straights. $S.CJ4: bakers. $2.30W.20.
Wheat-No. 2 Spring. S4ffiC; No." 3, 73
S4e; No. 2 red. SadS3Hc
Cora-No. 2. 524c: No. 2 yellow. 54lf5e.
Oats No. 2. 2S4c; No. 2 white. 28,,B0c; No.
3 white. 2742Sc
Rye No. 2, USc.
Barley Good feeding. Me; fair te ehoieo
Flaxseed No. 1, 0C; No. 1 Northwestern,
Tlmothr seed Prime. $3.30.
Mft-H pork-Per barrel, $15.204115.25.
Lard Per 10O pounds. $7.2.
Short ribs skies Low, $S.50fSJM.
Short clear sides Boxed, $7.S7e3.
Clover Contract grade, $12.50.
' Receipts. Shipments.
Flour, barrels 32.100 45.200
Wheat, bushels .00O W
Corn, bushete j-'CO
Oats, bushels .505.200 3..(i
Tv hiihnl : 14.1KJO l-V-vyi
Barley, bushels 170.200
Grain and Produce at New York.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. Flour Receipts. 24.
0TO barrels: exports. 14.4C0 barrels. Dull, but
steady. Winter patents. $4.2584.03; Winter
straights, $4(?-i-lu; Winter extras, $2.853.35;
Winter low grades. $2.7533.30; Minnesota patent--.
$4.0083.10: Minnesota, bakers, $3.G04"f4.
Wheal Receipts. 29.000 bushels; experts.
13.000 bushols. Spot easy; No. - red. SSHc
elevator and 69ie f. o. b. afloat; No. 1 North
ern Duluth, OOc f. o. b. afloat. Unfavorable
cables caused a decline In wheat today. The
market closed V?.c net lower. Close: Decem
ber. 9c: May. S&4c
Hops Firm; Pacific Coast, 1005 crop. 11
ISc: 1004. 1317c; cWf, &t?llc
Hides Quiet; California. 21 to 25 pounds,
Woo-FIrm; domestic fleece. 35C9c.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 7. Wheat and bar
ley quiet, but steady. Spot quotations':
Wheat Shipping. $1.375 1.424: milling,
Barley Feed. $1.06i'1.10: brewing. $1.111
Oats Red. $1. 151.50; white. $1.3531.45;
Call board sales:
Wheat December. $L37;.
Barley December,. $1.094.
Corn Large yellow, $1.401.42i.
Minneapolis Wheat Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. 7. Wheat. December.
S0T;c: May. S4ic; No- 'l hard. SOUe; No. 1
Northern. 82HC; o. 2 Northern. 80c.
Wheat at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL. Oct. 7 Wheat. December, Gs
OSd: March. 6j Sid Weather In England,
Wheat at Tacoma.
TACOMA. Oct. 7. Wheat, unchanged; blue
stem. 73c; club, 70c; red. GGe.
CofTco and Sugar.
NEW TORK. Oct. 7. The "marker for cof
fee futures" closed steady, net unchanged to 5
points- higher. Total sales were reported of
29.250 bars, including December. 7.30c; Janu-
ary. 7.35c; March. 7.55c; May. T.BSc; Ju!y,
-75c. and September 7.i047.05c. Spot Rio.
steady; No. 7 Invoice. Srll 1-lCc; ralkl. steady;
Sugar Raw, uteady; fair refining. 3c; cen
trifugal. Oo test. 3"j4c: irnhwM sugar. 2r.
refined, steady; No. 8. $4.20; No. 7. $4.15; No.
8. $4.05; No. 9. $4; No. 10, $3.03; No. 11.
$3.85; No. 12. $3.80; No. 13. $3.70; No. 14.
$3.05; confectioners' A, $4.05; moM A.-$5.15.
cut loaf. $3.50; crushed. $5.50; powdered, $4.W,
granulated, $1.S0; cubes. $5.05.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oet. 7. The official
closing quotations for mining stocks toda
were as follows:
Alpha Con $ -10HaIe & Nor atom. $1.00
Anaes 2'UHetlco 02
Beleher 2li.Mexfaa 1.00
Best & Beleher.. l.iof Occidental Con... S7
Bullion .a7sOnhlr 5.23
Caledonia 44: Overman tl
Challenge Con... .7SSuvage ......... ..
('bolter .12; Scorpion 12
Confidence 7iSg. Belcher.... .tC.
Con. CaL & Va.. 1.2r,!3tjrra Nvada...
Con. Imperial... .018tlver HIH s.s
Crown Point 7tnton Con 44
Exchequer 18; Utah Con t .
Gould &. Cnrry.. .10 Yellow Jacket... .10
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. CVortnT quotations.
Adams Con $ .-'." j LI ttl Chfrsf $ od
Alice 32'ORtarie 0
Bree !.Gs4ir 3H"
Brunewlek Con.. .:7P)tonix .2
Ccniotock Tun... .US'tPotooi 10
Ccn. Cnl. & Va. . 1.20 Savage v.
Horn Sthrir I.70fSUrra Nevada... 2t
Iron Sliver 3.UOfSmull Hopes if
Leadviilft Ccn... .(h-fStandard L70
. CloeiHg quotations:
Adventure ..$ 3.
62&Mohawk $ 58.25
Aliouez .... "v.
Am. Zinc 9.
Atlantic .... 27.
25 Mont. C. & C :t.s7-
00 I Osceola . . .
Cnl. & Hecla 670.
Centennial .. 27.
'.00 IStMHHon ...
U. S. Oil...
I Winona ....
Isle Roy ale.
Michigan . .
NEW YORK, Oct, 7. There wa no ma
terial change in the vurioiw metal markets
today and business, as usual In the abeenca
of eables. was quiet.
Spot tin Is quoted at 32.45 932.7$e.
Lake copper is held at IK.37 l-73",
electrolytic. lg.3710.t2fee, and easting at
10.12 916.37 ie.
Lead Is reported firm at 4.S34.0c
Iron Is said to be In good demand at re
Dairy Produce In the F.ust.
CIUCAGO. Oct. 7. On tho produce uxehangs
today the butter market was steady; cream
ery. 17dJ20c; dairy. 1019c
Bggs. easy at mark. ca Included. 17'tc;
firsts. 18c; prime firsts. 2tle; axtroa. 22V.
Cheese, firm. HUU-ftc.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. Putter, ftrm. un
changed. Cheese and eggs unchanged.
Imports of Gold.
NEW YORK. Oct. 7. The steamer St. Iu!t
today brought $1,760,000 In gold, consigned
principally to the National Bank of th .!'.
MESSAGE FROM THE KAISER
Bnrtholdt Tells of lllsh Opinion
Held or Joosevelt.
"WASHINGTON, Oct. 7. Representative
Bartholin, of St, Louis, chalrrasn of the
American delegation to tho Inter-Parlla-mentary
Conference at Brussels, present
ed to President Roosevelt today a p""
sonal message of felicitation from Krape.
ror "William of Germany.
"Do me the honor," tld Mr. "Burtholdt,
quoting the German Emperor, "to convey
to President Roosevelt my highest per
Referring- to the- Hcquiejcnce of
President Roosevolt In tho doslre ot
Emperor Nlcholns to call the second
peace conference at The Hague. Mr,
"It was most graceful of the Presi
dent thus to defer to Emperor Nicho
las, and Ills action wis cordially ap
preciated. I don't know when the con
ference will be held, but very likely it
may be next Spring. That it will ac
complish a great and lasting good. I
have no doubt.
"The Gprman Emperor. continued Mr
Bartholdt. "Is the most Intense American
in Europe. He Is genial and democratic .
chats frankly and really reminds one
strongly of President RooseVelL The
King of Belgium is charming In demeanor
and frank in. conversation, but does not
shake hands with his visitors?. Ameri
cans are admired in Belgium, and it Is
to be noted that Engl tell th English ot
the United States Ih spoken very gen
erally In the country."
Mr. Bartholdt. who had sin extended In
terview, with the President, Mild that
President Roosevelt was held in the most
cordial estimation by the rulers f
European powers. The King of Belgium.
Mr. Bartholdt said, has hanging in hit
bedchamber a handsome portrait of th
President, and he assured Mr. DarthoMt
the portrait wua the first object he saw
Mr. Bartholdr assured the President
that the sentiment In favor of tho ad
justment of International differences by
arbitration was increasing materially in
Europe. The Brussels conference was a
most Important step to International ar
bitration, the participants being many of
the vwat prtm-t'ent members of the leg
islative bod'es of the world.
Duel Between Husband and Wife.
NEW YORK. Oct, 7.-Denton H. Hop
kins, a die cutter In Brooklyn, shot and
killed his wife In a duel with her in tha
hallway of her flat In Johnson street.
Brooklyn, today. Although married 30
years the two were living apart, having
quarreled over money matters. Today
Hopktns called at his wife's Hat. knocked
for admission and when the door opened
they began to fire at each other with
revolvers. Hopkins sister witnessed the
duel, but was unable to say who shot
first. Hopkins was wounded In the hand
by a bullet from his wife's weapon and
finally shot her in the eye. She died
Instantly. Hopkins was arrested and
charged with murder.
The wife's name was Jessie S. Hopkins.
Miss Jennie Bruyn, Mrs. Hopkins' sister,
who witnessed the dul. said the conduct
of the two indicated that they had agreed
to shoot each other on sight. Hopkins
afterward declared that his wife fired tho
"Wouldn't Marry Him. Dies "With Him
ST. JOSEPH, Mich.. Oct. 7. Driven mad
over the refusal of a young woman to
marry him. Fred Freer, chef In a restau
rant, fatally wounded Mrs. Violet J. Lons
dale' here today and then killed hlmse'f
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