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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 22, 1907.
FEW ONIONS LEFT
Only 106 Cars Now Remain
Unsold in the State.
DEMAND UNUSUALLY GOOD
In View of These Facts the Growers'
Association Decides That Bet
ter Prices Can Be Secured
by Holding Back.
Only 106 cars of onions remain unsold
in Oregon, the smallest quantity reported
at this season for many years past. This
was learned at the meeting of the Con
solidated On ion growers' Association yes
terday afternoon. Another fact of Im
portance brought out was that the ship
ments In the past two weeks have been
about 21 cars. This movement Indicates
a demand far better than usual and, taken
In connection with the very small surplus
available, points to a decidedly strong
market position. Current prices are there
fore considered to be' much too low. This
matter the growers have It in their hand
to remedy and they propose to do so by
restricting sales from now on.
Until yesterday the association was in
the dark as to the exact quantity of
onions held at Sherwood. J. C. Smock,
tho railroad agent at Sherwood, in a
letter gave the information that was de
sired; namely, that only 35 cars were left
in the section, four of which are sold
for shipment. The following table of
available supplies was accordingly made
Mtlwaukie . 1
TVoodburn , S
Cedar Mills 7
The 106 cars represent the quantity
available now. That there will be some
shrinkage, in the onions before all are
moved Is taken "for granted. As four
months of the season are left it can
readily be seen that this stock will not
po very far in supplying the Coast's
The, demand for onions is plainly shown
by the movement in 'the past two weeks,
in which three cars were shipped from
Cornelius, ten from Sherwood, four from
Tualatin and two from Mtlwaukie, to
gether with 510 sacks shipped locally,
making In all about 21 oars. Besides the
four cars sold and awaiting shipment at
fc'herwood, Tualatin reported four cars
to go out the coming week and Cornelius
three cars. In view of the facts
presented, the growers present at the
meeting decided that the proper thing
to do is to hold back.
Detailed reports made at the meeting
showed that the remaining stock in the
state is generally of good quality. .
LONDON APPLE TRADE IS BAD.
Market Demoralized by Too Heavy
The weekly market letter of W. Denis
& Sons, London, dated December 6, fol
"Wo regret infinitely to. have to report
that our market has gone from bad to )
worse ana is now. completely demoral
ized, owing to the incessant stream of
heavy arrivals from all quarters. Bar
rels of apples have 'been selling today at
prices ranging anywhere from 10s to 14s
with a top price of about 16s for best
Canadian No. 1 Spies, prices which we
would never have dreamt having in view
tho cost on your side, would have had to
he accepted during the current season.
Where the fruit is all coming from to be
pushed upon the market at . such low
prices, when It must have been evident
to shippers that the quantities would
completely clog the market, we cannot
tell, tout we presume that this glut of
stuff is the direct outcome of the mone
tary pressure on your side.
The stringency on your side has, of
course, materially affected tho money
market here, with the consequence that
Knvefa' fnMHtlmi hnvA n n HrttiV,- tnnn
much curtailed by their bankers and for
this reason the buying order of both deal
ers and the consuming public has been
considerably diminished. We are of opin
ion that tho cable which will be going
lmme to shippers, as the result of sales
this week, must make them hold up ship
ments, unless tho pressure behind them
to turn their stock into cash is very
acute. In some instances this will no
doubt be so, but we have got a suf
ficient stock on this market and approach
ing our ports to satisfy any extra de
mand that may be brought about by the
Christmas trade, so that if there Is any
considerable quantity of stuff being
shipped by steamers now leaving your
Torts, and which arrive 'here about the
liith or 17th of December, we fear the re
- suit may prove disastrous.
Tho prices actually obtainable at the
moment are as follows:, Oregon New
towns, general quality, from 10s to 12s 6d
per box; ditto, superior quality, a few
hundreds of which have passed through
out hands today, from 14s to 15s 6d per
box: Californlan Newtowns, 4-tier, first
quality, Ss per box; ditto, second quality,
from 6s 6d to 7s; ditto, 4U-tier, from 5s
to 7s; Canadian Golden Russets No. 1
from 13s to 20s, No. 2 from 14s to 16s;
Canadian Spies, No. 1 from 16s to 17s,
No. 2 from 14s to 15s; Canadian Spies,
No. 3 from 12s to 13s; Canadian other va
rieties from 12s to 14s; Nova Svotian
Rlbstones from 12s to 14s; Nova Scotian,
Kings 14s to 15s; Nova Scotian other va
rieties from 10s to 12s; State Baldwins
from 14s to 15s; State Greenings from
15a to IPs; State other varieties from lis
to 12s; State Newtowns, more or less in
ferior stock, from lis to 14s.
IIOP CONDITIONS IN LONDON.
Trade Is Slow, With Best Demand for
English trade reports dated December
2 to 4 say of the London hop market:
Wild. Neame & Co., London There is
no alteration to report on oifr market;
business continues very quiet, and where
pressure to sell is brought to bear lower
quotations have to be accepted.
Manger & Henley, London Choice hops
are scarce and sought after, but the gen
eral business doing continues of a re
stricted character, and where sales are
pressed prices favor buyers.
Cattley, Gridley & Co., London Toe re
duced price of medium hops has had the
effect of increasing the demand, and a
fair business is passing In this class.
Choice, bright, healthy hops are ex
tremely scarce, and maintain full ratci.
All foreign markets are active only ior
home account, and, choice hops being
very scarce, but little business Is doing
for England' at present.
W. H. & H. Le May. London There
was decidedly more 'business doing at the
end of last week, and several parcels
were sold. The lower prices now ruling
are evidently tempting brewers to
stock up. .
J. H. Meredith & Co.. Worcester As
usual at this season the demand for
Worcester hops is on a very moderate
scale. Fine samples being absent, good
sound mediums are most inquired for,
and obtain about recent values, the lower
qualities seldom finding buyers. Last
week 123 pockets passed the public scales,
making 17.SS7 weighed this season.
TURKEY BUYERS HOLDING BACK.
Most of the Business Yesterday "Was on
, Shipping Account.
There were very good arrivals of
dressed turkeys yesterday. Some of
the dealers believe the bulk of their
supply is in, but others look for larger
receipts today. The demand was good,
but it was mostly on coantfy account.
Most of the retail Buyers are holding
off until today or Monday, and unless
they look sharp, some of them n.ay fret
left. Prices yesterday held around 18
and 19 cents. From present indications
quotations will be no lower. 'The
chicken market continued in a bad
way and a considerable portion of the
receipts were carried over.
Eggs were in first-class demand.'and
as the supply was ample, prices were
steady. , '
Butter was unchanged, with the bst
ter grades very firm.
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STRONG DEMAND 1'OR ORANGES.
Large Sizes Will Be scarce Until After
The fruit trade was very active all
day. The demand was principally for
oranges, large sizes of which were
scarce, but there were plenty, of the
small sizes. A car of oranges was due
last night. Bananas are cleaned up
and there may be no ' more - before
Christmas. Apples moved off better.
Some fine peaches were taken out of
cold- storage and offered at 1.50 per
There is likely to be a scarcity of
celery in a few days, as the latest ar
rivals have worked off well and no
cars are on the way.
Change in Front-Street Firm.
A change of much Interest in the
Front street produce trade was an
nounced yesterday, the retirement of
Ben C. Levy from the partnership of
Mark Levy & Co. The Interests of
the latter were taken over by Mark
Levy. The firm of Mark Levy '& Co.
is the oldest commission house in Port
land, having been established In Sep-
tember, 1882. Ben C Levy has not yet
made his plans for the future.
Young Iamb for Christmas.
Something unusual in the meat lie
was on exhibition at Dresser's yester
day. In the way of young lambs. Two
were received from Mount Angel, one
of which weighed 36 pounds and the
other 38 pounds. Only once before, it
is said, has the local trade been able
to sell young lamb at Christmas time
JJfrhter Business In Hop Marjcet.
Tho past week was not as active as the
preceding 'week In the iiop market, and in
the last few days but little business was done.
Buyers who returned from tha country yes
terday reported that It was still easy to buy.
Growers In all sections, they said, were much,
interested in the . proposed organization and
the meetings that are to be held throughout
the week will doubtless be very largely at
tended, especially those at points up' the Val
ley. . '
Clearings of the Northwestern -cities1 yester
day were as follows.
Portland ?629.57 t5,181
Seattle 1.0-U.HU8 lf.!,047
Tacoma 7til,36tf 38,751
Spokane tiM.ilbU 53,212
Clearings of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma
for the past week and corresponding week in
former years were as follows:
Portland. Seattle. Tacoma.
WOT ....... 94.415,828 97,270,874 (.043,883'
V.xni U,o27,5S8 10,052,3117 6,42:1,816
lltoa 4,817,H' ,ti71,2C4 4,282,070
1!MH 4,U75.2!MJ 4,510,341 3.2i"'.,a0
1!XI3 3.800,340 4.015.7S0 2.415,323
11H.2 3,47li,!on 3,044. 012 2.1IC,72
J!K1 2,771,723 3,104,844 1,177.747
Grain, floor. Feed. Etc.
MII.L.STUFFS Bran, city,' 23-, country,
924 per ton; middlings, $29; shorts, city,
924.50, country, 925.50 per ton; chop, 917(19
WHEAT Club, S2c; bluestem, 84c; Valley,
82c; red, 80c.
OATS No. 1 white, 928; gray, 928. 1
FLOUR Patent,' 94.05; straight, . 94.40;
clears. 94 40: Valley. 94.40: Graham flour,
94.254.75; whole wheat flour, 94.505; ry.
BARLEY Feed, 927 per ton; brewing,
931 ; lolled, 930. . ,
CEREAL FOODS Rolled oats, cream, 90
pound sacks, ber barrel, 98; lower grades,
$6.50 7.50: oatmeal, steel-cut 45-pound
sacks, 98-50 per barrel; 9-pound sacks, 94.50
per bale; oatmeal (ground), 45-pound sacks,
98 per barrel; 9-pound sacks, 94.50 per bale;
split peas, per 100 pounds, 94-25(04.80; pearl
barley, $44.50 per 100 pounds; pastry flour,
10-pound sacks, 92.60 per bale; flaked wheat,
93.25 per case.
CORN Whole. 932; cracked, 933.
HAY Valley timothy. No. 1, 916 per ton;
Eastern Oregon timothy, 920 23; clover,
915; cheat, 915; grain hay, 910 w 18; lalfalfa,
915; vetch, 914.
Butter, Eggs, Pool try. Etc
BUTTER- City creameries: Extra cream
ery, 37o per pound; state creameries,
fancy creamery, S537V4c; store butter,
CHEESE Oregon full cream twins. 160
16 Vic; Young America, 1717 V4o par pound.
VEAL 75 to 125 pounds, 8 it 9c; 125 to
150 pounds, 7c; 150 to 200 pounds, 56a
PORK Block. 75 to 150 pounds. jj,6Vic;
POULTRY Average old hens. 10c;
mixed chickens, 10c; Spring chickens, Joe;
roosters, 8c; dressed chickens, 12c; tur
keys, live, 15c; dressed, choice, lS18c;
geese, live, per pound, 89c; ducks, 12Vs0
13Mic: pigeons, $lri I SO; squabs. ?2 4i 3.
EGGS Fresh ranch, candled. 350 per
dozen; Eastern, 25 30c per dozen.
Vegetables, Fruits, Etc. '
DOMESTIC FRUITS Apples, 75c2 pr
box; peaches, 75c 91 per crate; pears, 91.25
tfl.73 per box; cranberries, 99.50 12 per
TROPICAL FRUITS Lemons, 92.504.00
per box; oranges, navels, 92.00 2.75;
Japanese oranges, 50c per box:
grapefruit, 94; bananas. 5c per dozen, crated
6c; pineapples, 94.50 per dozen; pome
granates. 92.25 per box; persimmons, 91.60
per box; tangerines, $1.75 per box.
ROOT VEGETABLES Turnips. 75c per
sack; carrots, 65c per sack; beets, 9 1.00 per
sack; garlic, 8c per pound.
FRESH VEGETABLES Artichokes. 90c
91-00 per dozen; beans, 7fr9c per pound: cab
bage, lc per pound: cauliflowers. 75c91.00
doz.; celery, 93.25 3.50 crate"; lettuce, hot
house, 91&1.25 per box; onions, 15 20a
per-dozen; parsley, 20c per dozen; peas, lie
per pound; peppers, 8 17c per pound;
pumpkins, . 1 1 c per pound; radishes. 20c
per dozen: spinach, 6c per pound; sprouts,
8c per pound; squash. llKe per pound;
tomatoes, 91.50 per box.
ONIONS Buying price, 9 1.75 1.85 per
DRIED FRUITS Apples. 8814e per
pound; apricots, 16 18c; peaches, 11 13c;
pears, 111414e; Italian prunes. 2?6c;
California figs, white, in sacks. C6c per
pound; black. 45c: bricks, 75c92,25 per
box; Smyrna, 18Vk20c per pound; dates.
Persian, 6Vi7c per pound.
POTATOES Buying price, 5065o per
hundred, delivered Portland; sweet potatoes,
92.73 3 per cwt.
groceries. Nuts. Etc
RICE Imperial Japan, No. 1, 8c: South
ern Japan, 5V4tJ3c; head, 7Hc.
COFFEE Mocha, 24 28o; Java, ordinary,
1720c; Costa Rica, fancy, l2oc; good, 16
ISc; ordinary, 12 16c per pound. Columbia
roast, cases, 100s. 914.50; 50s, 914.75; Ax
buckle, 916.63; Lion, 915.88.
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound talis.
82 per dozen; 2-pound tails, 92.95; 1-pound
flats. 92.10; Alaska pink, 1-pound tails; oacj
-ed, 1-pound tails, 91.55; sockeyes, 1-nouna
tails. 91 90.
sugar granulated. 93.6O: extra VI 95.10:
golden C 95. OO; fruit sugar, 95.60; berry,
93.00, star, 95.50; beet sugar, 95.40. Advance
sales over sack basis as follows: Barrels.
10c; Vi barrels, 25c; boxes, 50c per 100
pounds Terms: On remittances within 15
days deduct o per pound; if later than 15
days and within 30 days, deduct c; maple
sugar. 150 18c per pound.
NUTS Walnuts, 15Vi20e per pound by
sack; Brazil nuts, 19c; Alberts. 16c; pecans.
10 18c; almonds. 1920c; chestnuts,
Ohio. 25c; peanuts, raw. 608Sc per
pound; roasted, 10c: plnenuts, 10 Q 12c,
hickory nuts. 10c; cocoanuU. 3590a Der
SALT Granulated, 818.00 per tonj 12.23
per bale; half ground, 100s. 913.50 per ton;
50s. 814.00 per ton.
BEANS Small white. 4c; large white,
444c: pink. 4.20c: bayou. 4c; Lima, iUoi
Mexican red. 4c
HONEY Fancy, 93. 50 3. 73 per box.
Frovislons and Canned Meats.
BACON Fancy breakfast. 22i4c pound;
standard breakfast. 19c; choice, 18Vac;
English, 11 to 14 pounds, 17c; peach. 15Vic
HAMS 10 to 11 pounds, 14c pound; 14
to 16 pounds, 13Vjc; 18 to 20 pounds, 14c;
picnics, 9toc; cottage, 12c; shoulders, HVac;
boiled. 24c. - .
SAUSAGE Bologna, long, 8c: links. 7 (Ac
BARRELED GOODS Pork, barrels. 920;
half-barrels, 911; beef, barrels, 910; half
barrels, 95.50. ' .
DRY SALT CURED Regular short clears
dry salt, 12c; smoked. 13c: clear backs,
dry salt. 12c; smoked, 13c; clear belllss, 14
to 17 pounds average. dry salt. none;
smoked, none; Oregon exports, dry salt, 13c;
LARD Kettle rendered: Tierces. I2c;
tubs. 13c; 50s. 13c; 20s. 13Hc; 10s. 13toc;
Za. 13c; 3s, lZc. Standard pure: Tierces,
llc; tubs. 12c; 50s. 12c; 20s, 1214c; 10s,
12K-C; 5s, 12c. Compound: Tierces, 8c:
tubs. 8c; 50s, 8c; 20s, 8Tc; 10s, 844c;
Hops, Wool. Hides. Etc
HOPS 1907, prime and choice, 57c per
pound; olds, l2c perxpound.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, average best, 13
20c .per pound, according to shrinkage;
Valley, 1820c. according to fineness.
MOHAIR Choice, 2930c per pound.
CASCARA BARK 646o per pound;
car lots. 7c per pound.
HIDES Dry, No. 1. 13 pounds and up.
1212tac per pound; dry kip. No. 1, 5 to 15
pounds, 12c per pound; dry calf, No. 1.
under 5 pounds, 14c; dry salted, bulls and
stags, one-third less than dry flint; culls
moth-eaten, badly cut, scored, murrain, halr
sllpped, weather-beaten or grubby, 2 3c per
pound less; salted hides, 56c; salted kips,
56c; (falf skins, 78c; green bide, lo per
FURS Bearskins, as to size. No. 1. 959
20 each: cubs, 813 each: badger, prime,
2550c each;., cat, wild, with head perfect.
SO 50c; cat. bouse,' 5 20c; fox. common,
gray, large prime. 50 70c each: red. 93 5
each; crous, 9515 each; sliver and black
910030U each; fishers, 958 each; lynx,
94-506 each; mink, strictly No. 1, accord
ing to size, $13 each; marten, dark north
ern, according to size and color. 910 15
each; pale, pine, according to size and
color, 92.504 each; muskrat, large, 12 15c
each; skunk, 30 40c each, civet or pole
cat, 5 15c each; .otter, for large, prime
skins. 9610 each; panther, with head and
claws, perfect, 925 each; raccoon, for
prime, large, 5075c each; wolf, mountain,
with head perfect, 3.503 5 each; prairie
(coyote), 60c91.00 each; wolverine. 968
FOREIGN WHEAT PRICES UP
ARGENTINE SEWS ABTECTS EU
' KOPKAN' MARKETS.
Chicago llt Opens Strong, bnt lib
eral Selling Causes Gains
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Higher prices at all
European markets, due to continued wet
weather in Argentina, Induced lively buy
ing of wheat in the local market at the
opening. Offerings in the pit during tho
first hour were again meager and prices
advanced rapidly. Indications of a fall
ing oft of the movemept in the Northwest
helped to stimulate bullish enthusiasm.
Late In the day offerings became more
liberal, small holders being disposed to
take profits. Nearly all of the earlier
gain was lost' as a result of this selling.
The market ciosed steady. May opened
to y2 higher at $l.O8:5i'!i1.07, ad
vanced to 91.07 and then declined . to
91.0t4. The close was at J1.06'i.tl.0.
Corn was weak all day, notwithstand
ing higher catjles and the bulge in wheat.
The close was weak. May opened 4
lower at 68(58 and 58Vic sold at
6814c and then declined to 57c. The close
was at 57c.
Oats were firm at the start, c higher
at 64c, sold off to 63c, where the mar
ket closed. '
Provieions were strong, owing to an ad
vance of 1015c in the price of live hogs.
At the close May pork was up T&c, and
lard and ribs were V&c higher.
The leading futures ranged us follows:
Open. High. Tw.
.gl.OOg 1.0014 .!K"4
. J. (17 . l.Olfh
. . 1.0O5,
. .fi7l4 .57
. .iSVt .5014
. .571i .57Vi
. .R0 .50
. .5414 .5414
. .52 Ts .531s
. .4K .48
. .4514 -4014
January ..12.75 12.73
..13.20 13.J2 J.s.-u
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flom- Firmer. Winter patents, 94.4034.80;
straights, 94.204.oo; Spring patents. 95.20
fe5'.70; straights. ?4.404.85; baker's, 93.20
Wheat No. 2 ' Spring, f 1.0001.13; No. 3,
91.06S;1.12; No. 2 red, 9014c91.O214.
Corn No. 2, 68(ff50c; No. 2 yellow, 64
Oats No. 2, 494c; No. 3 white, 4S14
Rye No. 2, TSc
Barley Good feeding, 6575c; fair to choice
Flax seed No. 1 Northwestern, 91-1414.
Timothy see4 Prime, 94.30(84.35.
. Clover Contract grades, 916.50.
Short ribs Sides (loose) 9.62147.25.
Pork Mess, per bbl., 9U.12!412.23.
Lard Per 100 lbs., 97.9714.
Sides Short, clear (boxed)' 97.007.12t4.
Whisky Basis of high wines, 91.35.
Flour, bu. . . . ,
Corn, bu. . .....
Rye. bu. ' ......
Barley, bo. . . . ,
Grain, and Produce at New Tork.
NEW TORK. Dec 21. Flour Receipts,
19,700; exports, 7800. Dull, but firm. Min
nesota patents, 95.355.70; Winter straights,
?4.504.70; Minnesota bakers', 94.505;
Winter extras, 93.754.20; Winter patents,
94.855.25; Winter low grades, 93.634.10.
Wheat Receipts, 178,000. Spot, firm. No.
2 Red, 91.06 elevator; No. 2 hard Winter.
91.18 f. o.. b. afloat. Further reports of
rain in Argentina, with strong cables, put
wheat up a cent this morning. It reacted
but rallied again on shipping rumors and
closed c net higher. Decern per closed
91.0S14; May.-91-13: July, 91.06?.
Hops Quiet; Pacific Coast, 1U07, 8llc;
Hides Steady; Central American, 16t4c.
Wool Quiet; domestic fleece, 3235c.
Petroleum Steady;' refined New Tork,
98.75; Philadelphia and Baltimore, $8.70;
do, in bulk. 94.05.
Grain at Sazt Francisco. .
SAN FRANCISCO, Deo. 21. Wheat Firm.
Spot Quotations: Wheat Shipping, 91.60
1.65 per cental; milling, 91.701.75 per cental.
Barley Feed, 91.62141.66 per cental; brew
ing. 91.62141-6714 per cental.
Oats Red. 91.752 per cental; white, 91.65
1.65 per cental; black, 92.75S3 per cental.
Call board sales: . Wheat May, 91.65
1.6514 per cental.
Barley May, 91.59941.68!SJ per cental.
Corn Large yellow, 91.701.75 per cental.
European Grain Markets.
LONDON, Dec. 21. Cargoes, firm. Cali
fornia, prompt shipment.' 3d higher, at 39a
9d; Walla Walla, prompt shipment, un
changed, at 89s 8d.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 21. Close: Wheat
December, nominal; March, 8s 2d; May,
The District of Columbia has the. great
est population a square mile of any section
of this country. The figures are slightly
more than 8839. In Afthska there is only
one persons to ten square miles.
DULL AND DRAGGING
Usual Slow Saturday Trade in
NO PRESSURE ON MARKET
Closing Tone Is Irregular, Owing to
Some Profit-Taking Strong Bank
Statement Is Received With.
NEW TORK, Dec. 21. There was a
dull, dragging market for stocks to
day, as has come to be the rule on
Saturday since the rule went into force
to postpone the publication of the bank
statement until after the close of the
Stock Exchange. The good impression
from yesterday's advance In prices
remained ' and there , was no severe
pressure on the market. Loans made
on Friday carry over until Monday, so
that there is no direct pressure on
borrowers on Saturday.
There was little disposition, however,
to make extensive commitments on the
long side in the face of the y'ear-ond
settlements in, the money market. The
routine operations are large In them
selves and anxiety is felt over the con
tinued apathy of the demand for Mer
cantile paper. The Improved position
of the banks, with the etill existent de
ficit In the legal reserve requirements,
and the large volume of outstanding
clearing-house certificates add to the
delicacy of the situation. Besides these
considerations, there are some large
installments of subscriptions to be met
for Northern Pacific and New York,
New Haven & Hartford new stock. In
the longer prospect are the recurring
maturities of the large issues of short
term notes which were issued on a
large scale during the past year by
many railroad and Industrial corpara
tions. ' The substantial repair In the bank
ing position, revealed by the weekly
bank statement, was received with
solid satisfaction. The generous in
crease in cash holdings was larger
than foreshadowed by the known
movements of money, and the calling
of loans proved large. Liquidation in
the stock, market has played its part
In the showing of this item, and the
return of advances made to tha trust
companies during the period of strain
has affected both the loan and cash
items. The condition of the Govern
ment finances is attracting Increasing
attention, owing to the heavy iecline
in revenues in the last two months, and
there is growing expectation of 'a call
on the banks for a rotu.-n of a portion
of the Government deposits held by
There was some profit-taking in tbe
late stock market, and the closing tone
was Irregular. Bonds were steady.
Total sales, par value, 91,664,000.
United States bonds, were unchanged
on call during the week.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. Bid.
Adams' Express 163
Amal Copper .... 1,00 47 4B 4714
Am Car & Foun. 00 31 li 31 31
do preferred ...... ...... ...... 65
Am Cotton Oil 100 214
do preferred 85
American Express 190
Am Hd & Lt pf. loO 1314 1314 1314
American Ice .... 800 lVt 18 19
Am Linseed Oil 714
do preferred 20
Am Locomotive .. 100 8714 3714 3714
do preferred .... 100 88 88 87
Am Smelt & Ref . . 11,200 74 7214 73
do preferred .... 100 90 90 87
Am 6ugar Ref 6.BO0 lol 99 1001s
Am Tobacco cars. 900 7014 70 6914
Anaconda Min Co. 2,200 2014 28 29
Atchison 2,100 72 71 7114
do preferred '85
Atl Coast Line... 800 71 71 7014
Bait ft Ohio 1,100 83 8214 82
do preferred 75
Brook Rap TTan. 6,500 40 3914 3T4
Canadian Pacific.. 500 15114 15114 15114
Central of N J 16614
Ches & Ohio 600 8014 804 30
Chi Gt Western.. 300 714 714 714
Chicago & N W. . 200 13614 13614 136
C, M & St Paul... 8,900 104 104 104
Chi Ter & Tran 5
do preferred 20
C, C, C & St Louie 1O0 50 li 60 14 60
Colo Fuel & Iron 4o0 19 1914 19t4
Colo & Southern.. 400 2014 2014 19
do 1st preferred. 200 49 49 t 49
do 2d preferred.. 2l0 89 8914 39
Consolidated Gas. . 1,300 9614 8614 9616
Corn Products 11
do preferred 60
Dei & Hudson.... 800 145 144 14514
Del. Lack & West 4S3
D & R Grande.... 800 20 20 20
do preferred ..... 60
Distillers' Securi.. 4,900 80 27 2!4
Erie 2o0 17 16 16
do 1st preferred. 10Q 36 35 3014
do 2d preferred.. 100 25 25 2514
General Klectrlc... 60O 114 114 11314
Illinois Central 122
Int" Paper ..... , 6
do preferred .... 700 63T4 62 63
Int Pump in4'
do preferred 800 62 68 66
Iowa Central ........... ..... . . . 10
do preferred ..... 32
K C Southern 400 24 23 - 24
do preferred ..... , 300 93 i 92 . 82
Louis & Nashville. . . 524
Mexican Central .. 1.2O0 15 14 14
Minn Sc St Louis. . 200 24 24 ' SO
M, St P & 8 S M .- 80
do preferred 100 120 120 120
Missouri Pacific .. 1,700 50 49tf 40
Mo, Kan & Texaa 1,900 26 2514 25
do preferred ..... 100 56 66 60
National Lead .... 200 40 40 89
Mex Nat R R pf. 100 44t4 4414 4414
N Y Central 3,300 95 94 9514
N T, Ont & West. 200 31 31 81
Norfolk & Western 100 66 65 64
do preferred 75
North American... 100 43 13 43
Pacific Mall 100 26 26 26
Pennsylvania 8.600 112 112 112
People's Gas 300 79 79 79
P, C C & St Louis 100 4 60 65
Pressed Steel Car. 400 20 19 19
do preferred ..... ..... 70
Pullman Pal Car 143
Reading 64,100 95 84 . 94
do 1st preferred ..... ..... 78
do 2d preferred.. ...... ..... ..... 76
Republic Steel '1614
do preferred .... 100 66 . 66 65
Rock Island- Co... 400 15 15 15
do preferred .... 900 29 29 29
St L & S F 2 pf. 200 29 29 29
St L Southwest 14
do preferred 30
Southern Pacific .. 8.200 74 73 74
do preferred 400 108 108 108
Southern Railway. ..... 13
do preferred . . . . . . , 3g
Texas & Pacific... 200 20 20 3t
Tol, St L & West 13
do preferred .... 1,900 36 35 36
Union Pacillc .... 81.100 119 118 118
do preferred . 79
TJ S Express) " 90
tl S Realty 40
C S Rubber 19
do preferred .... 300 75 -75 75
U S Steel 1B.200 - 27 26 26
do preferred 2,000 88 88 88
Va-Caro Chemical 16
dod preferred 92
Wabaeh ..... 9
do preferred 18
Well- Fargo Ex.. 800
Westlnghouse Eleo 100 43 43 ' 43
Western Union 60
Wheel & L Erie e
Wisconsin Central. 300 14 14' 18
do preferred .... , loo 82 32 32
Int Metal 600 6 6 6
do preferred .... , 17
Central Leather .. 100 16 16 15
do preferred 78
Northern Pacific .. 4.3O0 117 116 117
Gt Northern pf,.... .4.900 117 116 117
Total sales for the day, 265,000 shares.
NEW TORK. Deo. 21. Closing quotations:
V. S. ref. 3s reg.l04IN T C G 3s.. 8B
do coupon. ... 105 iNorth. Pacific 3s 67
U. S. 8s reg 11)1 North. Pacific 4s 99
do coupon. .. .101 (South. Pacific 4s 81
U. S. new 4s reg. 1 10 Union pacific 4s 9
do coupon. ...119 IWlscon Cent is. . SO
Atchison adj. 4s 82 Japanese 4s 78
D & R O 4s. ... 91 I
Stocks at London.
.LONDON, Dec. 21. Consols for
83: do tor account, 83.
Anaconda ... 6.87 IN. T. Central 98 00
Atchison 78.87 Norflk west wj as
do nref 8S. 50
Ont & West. .
Reading . . . . .
' do oref
Bait & Ohio 83.75
Can Factflc. 154.75 I
Ches & Ohio. 31. 00
Chi Qrt West 7.50
C. M. A S. P. 107.00
De Beers 14.02
D &'R O. . . . 21.O0
do pref . .. . 60.50
do 1st pf . . 36.00
do 2d pf. . 25.50
Grand Trunk 19.00
111 Central. . .126.00
L A N 95.50
Mo. K. & T. . 26.62
Union Pacific. 121.12
do pref 82.00
U. S. Steel 27.12
do pref 01.00
do pref 19.00
Spanish 4s.... 90.7.1
Amal copper. s.vu
Eastern Mining Stocks.
BOSTON, Dec. 21. Closing quotations:
Adventure ..$ 2.00 (Osceola 80.00
Allouei 23.23 Parrot 9.25
Amalgamated 46.12 iQulncy 76.O0
Atlantic 8.73 shannon 9.02
Bingham .... 4.50
cai 4b necia.uoo.00
Centennial .. 24.50
Cop Range... 56.00 U. S. Mining.
rial v Wast STtlTT C nil
Daly West... 8.37
Isle Royale. . . 17.75
Mass. Mining. 2.50
Mont. C. C. 112
Old Dominion 28.00
U. S. Oil.
Wolverine . .
Cal & Ariz. . .
NEW TORK, Dec 21. Closing quotations:
Adams Con 5 Little Chief 5
Alice 350 Ontario 10
Breece 15 Potoei llO
Brunswick Con. 15 Savage 35
Comstock Tun.. 13 Slera Nevada.... SO
Horn Silver..... 100 Fmall Hopes 20
Iron Sliver 75 Standard 120
Leadville Con... 7
Money, Exchange, Etc
NEW TORK. Dec. 21. Money on call,
nominal. Time loans, firm and dull; 60
days, 12 per cent; 90 days. 10 per cent; six
months, 8 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper, 78 per cent
Sterling exchange, easy, with actual busi
ness in bankers' bills at J4.8610 for demand
and at 84.8025 for 60-day bills. Commer
cial bills. $4.794.80.
Bar silver. 52c.
Mexican dollars. 41c
Government and railroad bonds, steady.
LONDON, Dec 21. Bar sliver, quiet, 24d
Money, 44 per cent.
The rat of discount in the open market for
short bills is 66 per cent; for three
months' bills, 6 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 21. Sliver bars,
- Mexican dollars, 62c .
Drafts Sight, par; telegraph, 10c.
Sterling on London, 60 daya, $4.80; sight,
Dolly Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances shows:
Available cash balance J266.159.6S4
Gold coin and bullion 32.386,156
Gold certificates 65,609.980
PORTLAND IJVESTOCK MARKET.
Prices Quoted Locally on Cattle, Sheep and
No changes were made in. livestock prices
yesterday. Cattle were firm, as a better
class of stock was offered for the Christmas
trade. Sheep and lambs were quoted strong.
Hogs are decidedly weak in the East but
continue steady here.
The following quotations were current In
the local market:
CATTLE Best steers, 33.75 4; medium.
f3.253.50; cows, $2.753; fair to me
dium cows, 22.25; bulls, 1.50S2.25;
SHEEP Good sheared, $4.25 4.75; full
wool, $4.505; lambs. $4.505.
HOGS Best, $5 5.25; lights and feeders,
Eastern Livestock Prices.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. 21. Cattle
Receipts. 600; market steady. Native
steers, 3.755.40: native cows and heifers,
$2.004 50; stockers and feeders, $3.10
4.25; bulls, $2.403.50; calves, $3.256.00;
western steers, $3.50 4.75; Western caws,
Hogs Receipts, i'000; market 1520c
higher. Bulk. $4.304.45; heavy, $4,400
4.50; packers, $4,850)4.60; pigs and light,
Sheep Receipts, none; market un
changed: CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Cattle Receipts,
200; market steady. Beeves, $3.406.15;
cows and heifers. $1.154.60; Texans, $3.10
3.85; calves, $5.007.25; Westerns, $3.20
4.75; stockers and feeders. $2.304.25.
Hogs Receipts, 11.000; market 1015o
higher. Lights, $4.20 4.60; mixed, $4.25
4.65; heavy, $4.25 0 4.65; rough, $4.254.60;
pigs, $3.004.50; bulk, $4.40. 4.55.
Sheep Receipts, 1500; market steady.
Natives. $1.754.80; Westerns, $1.754.23;
yearlings, $4.255.15; lambs. $3.756.00;
Westerns, $3.75 6.00.
OMAHA. Dec. 21. Cattle Receipts, 100;
Hogs Receipts, 4200; market 10 15c
higher. Heavy, $4.404.55; mixed, $4.30
4.35; light, $4.204.25; pigs, $4.004.25;
Sheep Receipts, 100; market steady.
Yearlings. $4.204.40; wethers. $4.004.20;
ewes. $3.503.85; lambs, $5.505.85.
QUOTATIONS AT SAN FRANCISCO."
Prices Paid for Froduc In the Bay City
BAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21. The follow
ing prices were quoted in the produce mar
Vegetables Cucumbers, $11.50; garlic,
46c; green peas, 2 5c; string beans, 5
16c; tomatoes. &oc$1.76; egg plant. 8 10c
Poultry Roosters, old, $4 4.50; roosters,
young, $0.60 a $8; broilers, small, $33.50;
broilers, large. $45; fryers, $56; hens, $4
8; ducks," old. $4 3: young, $5 7.
Butter Fancy creamery, 36c; creamery
seconds, 83c; fancy dairy, 25c; dairy sec
Fruits Apples, choice, $2.00; common,
60c: bananas, $13.60; Mexican limes, $3.50
4.60; California lemons, choice, $3.50; corn
man, $1.25; oranges, navels, $1.252.50; pine
Eggs Store, 2830c; fancy ranch, 47c;
. Cheese New, 14 16c; Young America, 14
17c; Eastern, 16c.
Wool Spring. Humboldt and Mendocino,
24625c; South Flams and S. J., 68c; lambs,
Hops Oid, 23c; new, 610c-
Mlllstuffs Bran, $283 29.60; middlings, $31
Hay Wheat. $126 17.50; wheat and oats,
$12 15.50; alfalfa. $P514; stock. $810;
straw, per bale, 4oS5c.
Potatoes Sallnar Burbanks. $1.2Sgl.60;
sweets. $2.503; Oregon Burbanka, $11.25.
Onions $1.752. 10 per cental.
Receipts Flour, 2534 quarter sacks; wheat,
20,245 centals; barley, 30,117 centals: oats, 00
centals; potatoes, 700 sacks; bran, 230 sacks;
middlings, 40 sacks: hay. 880 tons; hides, 930.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW TORK, Dec 21. Evaporated applest
ll12o; choice, 12c; prime, 88c
Prunes are unchanged, with quotations
ranging, from 6 to 11c for California fruit
and from 7 to 7c for Oregons.
Peaches are steady, with choice quoted at
1212c; extra choice. 1213c; fancy, 13
13c. and extra fancy, at 1414c
. Apricots are quiet, with choice quoted at 22
023c; extra choice, 23 g 25c, and fancy, 24
Raisins are somewhat Irregular. Seeded rai
sins, 76914c; London layers, $1.75-51.80.
. Exports and Imports.
NEW TORK, Dec 21. Exports of mer
chandise and dry goods at the port of New
York for tfte week ending December 14 were
valued at $9,508,267.
Imports of specie for the port of New Tork
for the week ending today were $219,037 silver
and $6,712,241 gold.
Exports of specie from the port of New
Tork for the week ending today were $816,812
silver and $9000 gold.
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK, Dec 21. Coffee futures
closed dull, net 5 to 10 points lower. Sales,
15.500 hairs. December, S.& 5.70c: March.
6.865.85c; April and May, 6.905.95c;
STOCKS, BONDS, CRAIIN
" 1 ' s
Privito Wires ROOM 4. CHAMBER
September, 6.05 6.10c. Spot quiet. Santos
No. 4, 8c Mild Coffee, quiet; Cordova, 8
Sugar Raw. firm; fair refining. 8.35c;
centrifugal, 96 test. 3.85c; molasses sugar,
33.05c; refined, steady; No. 6, 4.40c; No.
7. 4.35c: No. 8. 4.30c; No. 9. 4.23c; No. 10,
4.15c; No. 11, 4.10c; No. 13, 4c; No. 14.
3.95c; mould "A," 6.15c; cut loaf, 5.60c;
crushed. 5.50c; powdered, 4.90c; granulated,
4.80c; cubes, 5.05c.
Dairy Produce In tbe East.
' CHICAGO, Dec 21. On the Produce Ex
change today the butter market was steady.
Creameries, 20&28c; dairies, lS25c.
Eggs Steady at mark, cases included, 24
2fic: firsts, 23c; prime firsts, 25c; extras, 27c.
Cheese Steady, 1113c
NEW TORK. Dec 21. Butter, firm.
Creameries, extras. 29c
Eggs, steady, unchanged.
Cheese. Arm. unchanged.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. The metal market
was nominally unchanged.
Copper Quiet at 13.1218.25o for Lake,
1313.12 for electrolytic and 12.7512.870
Lead was dull at 3.363.45c and spelter was
easy at 4.104.20c.
Iron was quiet and unchanged.
New York Cotton Market.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Cotton futures
closed quiet. December, 11.17c; January,
10.48c; February, 10.61c; May, 1075c; June,
10.75c; July, 10.71c.
' - Wool at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Dec. 21. Wool, steady. Ter
ritory and Western mediums, 2023c; fine
mediums, 19ffji'21e; fine. 15ffl7c.
OLD MA105 BRQW FEWER
CEREMONY OP "ST. CATHER
INE'S CAP" NOW A JOKE,
At 2 5 an Unmarried Girl Puts on
This Cap With Much Fun and
PARIS, Dec. 14. A quaint custom that
Is carried out in France was largely
celebrated in this city recently. On St.
Catherine's day it is the custom to draw
the line which divides the Jeune fille from
the vieill fille.
The age at which a woman is supposed
to close the gates on her premiere jeu
nesse is 25, and It is then on St. Cath
erine's day (November 25) that she puts
the first pin In her cap. At 30 she puts
the second and at 35 a 'third and last.-
After this, in the old days, she was
completely "on the shelf." Her family
treated her with little regard, and if she
did not go into a convent she sank at
once into middle age and boredom.
But femininism is rapidly changing all
that, and the cap of St Catherine has be
come more of a joke than anything else.
The midinettes of the Rue de la Paix
make it an excuse to rigoler (the French
slang for amusing oneself) and insist
that any girl In the workrooms who has
passed the age of 25 without being asked
in marriage shall put on a huge frilled
cap, which she must wear at the midday
meal taken in a restaurant.
To this function she is escorted by her
fellow workers, with much merriment,
and afterward they are Joined by the
young men of their acquaintance, who of
fer them petits noirs a deux soue
(penny cups of black coffee) and many
There is a great deal of fun and laugh
ter over this old-fashioned fete, but no
one dreams of faking lt seriously any
Not enly has St. Catherine fallen out
of fashion, but the entire old world sys
tem of French marriages 19 beginning to
The written law says a girl .may marry
at 15, but she never does, and the unwrit
ten law Bays she must scarcely hope to
wed after 25, but she certainly does hope,
and her hopes are often realized.
Also, the unwritten law demands that
she hall not have any Individuality be
fore she is dubbed "madame," but she is
fighting wisely and well for certain liber
ties and rights, which, however her social
rank, will allow her to live a busy, use
ful life if she so wills, whether married
Happily also she Is getting some help
from the opposite sex, though the ma
jority of men and mothers in France still
believe marriage the Alpha and Omega
of a woman's existence.
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S thcr decay. Does not melt in the
B month. Its wholestrengthi retained
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Our dining; cars are strong and
heavy, consequently easy riding. The
tables are large and seats comfort
able.. The wide windows admit ample .
daylight and allow the diner
beautiful panoramic view while eat
ing. Breakfast and Luncheon served
a la carte
Dinner, table d'hote
We are glad to have you ask us about
trains, fares, etc., and we
promptly answer all
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Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
855 Morrison Street, Portland Oregon.
PORTLAND RY, LIGHT ft POWER CO.
Ticket Office and Waiting. Room,
First and Alder Streets
Oregon City 1:00, 6:25. 7:00, ' 7:35.
8:10. S:45. iJ.-O. 0:03, 10:30, ll:0.i 11-40
A. M. ; 12:15. 12:50. 1:25. 2:00, 2:35. 8:10
3:45. 4:20. 4:55, 5:30. 6:05. 6:40. 7:151
7:50. 8:23. 0:00. 10:00. 11:00. 12:O0 P. IS.
Gresham, Horing. Kngle Creek, Esta
eadu. Cazadero, 1 alrview and Troutdala
iTJi80:: m:8 M-: 1;ao-
Cars Leave Second and Washington Sts.
6:13. 6:50. 7:25. 8.00. 8:35. 1):10. 0-43
10:20, 10:05. 11:30 A. M. : 12:05 12-40
1:15. 1:50. 2:25, 3:00. 8:35, 4:10 -4.
6:20, 5:55, 6:30. 7:05. 7:40. 8:15." B-23.
tl0:35. Jll:43. ' ""io'
On third Monday In every month tb.
last car leaves at 7 :o5 p. M ,
'Dally, ex. Sunday. JDaily, ex. Monday.
CLARK'S CRUISE OF THE "ARABIC"
16,000 tons. One, large,
unusually uteady. 9 .
O THE ORIENT
February 6 to April 17, 1008.
Seventy days, costing only $-100.00 and np.
including shore excursions. 1SPFCIAL FEA
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Malta. 19 Days in Egypt and the Holy Land.
Constantinople, Athens. Rome, the Riveria.
etc. TOURS ROl'ND THE WORLD.
40 TOURS TO EUROPE,
most comprehensive and attractive ever
offered. . .
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SAN FRANCISCO ft PORTLAND 63. CO.
Only direct steamers to San Francisco.
Only ocean steamers sailing by daylight.
From AInsworth Dock. Portland, 4 P. M.
pis Costa Rica, Dec. 25, Jan. 6, 18, etc. '
SS Senator, Dec. 31, Jan. 12, 24, etc.
From Spear Street, San Francisco, 11 A. M.
SS Senator, Iec. B..Jan. 7, 10, etc.
SS Costa Kloa, Jan. 1. 13, 25, eto.
I A Q 1 1 TtL-0.-UtfU , ..
AInsworth Dock. ' Main 268.
COOS BAY LINE
The steamship BREAKWATER leaves
Portland Wednenday at 8 P. M. from Oak
street dock, for North Head. MarHhHeld and
Coos Bay points Freight received till 4 P.
M. on day of Bailing, passenger fare, flrat
clasn, $10; second-class, 7. including berth
nnd meals. Inquire city ticket office. Third
and Washington streets, or Oak-street dock.
WILLAMETTE RIVER ROUTE
Steamer Pomona for Salem. Independence,
Albany and Corvallla. leaves Tuesday,
ThursHiiv and Raturdav at fit45 A. M.
Steamer Oregonla for Salem and way land
lnga. leaves Monday. Wednesday and Friday
at 6:43 A M.
ORFtiON CITY TRANSPORTATION CO..
Ottlc. and Dock Foot Taylor Strast.
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