The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 08, 1902, Page 6, Image 6

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AH Cold Storage Out of
Eastern Codfish Go Up, While the
WtftarVarfcty Arc
There Is nothing unusual doing In the
looai wholesale market! today. Business
U fair and average Quotation strong.
The feed market show unusual activity
today, although no changes have been
' made lit quotations. Wheat Is strong at
current prices.
t' Butter. Eggs and poultry. Creamery
' butter Is selling straight today at $7V
cents a pound and the creameries are
' having trouble In delivering orders. The
egg market Is active with but very small
; receipts. Most of the sales reported are
for 25 and, 26 cents a doien, although un
- candled stock sells as low as 2314 cents.
Receipts of poultry, though not Urge, are
. i sufficient to supply all demand. No
i changes appear In quotations.
The vegetable market is quiet with no
changes la quotations.
Groceries. -Groceries are firm at quota
' tlons. Coast codfish prices are down, but
Eastern, fish hava gone up. Coal oil is
strong . with the rise In ' yesterday's
Meats. Locally meats are weak. Re
ceipts of fresh meats In the city are not
quite as large as they were last week, but
are still enough to supply all demands,
Eastern packed meats are strong with a
. tendency for a further advance. Lard
, continues strong on an advanced market
Wheat Nominal; Walla Walla. 63c;
fchiestem, 6c; Valley, 864c
Rarlav. need. S17: rolled. 121 22.
Oats No. 1 white, 1L06; gray, 85c
! L .
Flour Eastern Oregon: Patents, IS.20
.$.60; straights, $2.8602.96: graham.
2.7E valley, 2.86s; Diamond w., $3.76.
AUUStuns ran, jb.du per ion: miaai
. Hay Mew Timothy, 1 11 if 12;- clover.
Hops 2122o for choice. "
Wool Nominal; VaHey, 1616o; East
ern Oregon, WiiHo.
Sheepskins Shearings, MttOlvUe;
: short wool, 26 85c; medium wool, S0&
60c; olng wool. 60c$l each.
Tallow Prime, per pound, $04o; No. 1
- end areaSe. 2(320.
Hides Dry hides. No. I It pounds and
wft 'SOe wWKsa; arv arp,- no. I,"
t IB Dounds. 12c: dry calf. No. L under
, 6 pound, l&ttc; dry salted, bulls and stags.
- one-third lees inan ary mm; saitea maes.
steer, sound, 60 pounds or over, 7V48V4e;
- 60 to 60 pounds, 78o; Under 60 pounds,
and cows, 7c; stags and bulls, sound, 6&
614c; kip," sound, IS to S9 pounds, 7o; veal,
scund, 10 to 14 pounds, 7c; calf, sound,
under 10 pounds, 8c; green (unsalted), lo
er pound less; culls, lo per pound less;
orse hides, salted, each, $L251.75: dry,
each, f 161.60; colts' hides, each, 25050c;
goat skins,., common, eaen. 1015o; An-
- gvra. with wool on, each, 25c$L
Mohair 27 o ,
Sugar. "Sack bls,' cube, $4.75; powd
ered, $4.60; dry granulated, $4.i0: extra
C, $4.00; golden C $-0: barrels, 10c; half
: barrels, 25c: boxes, 60c advance on
sack basis, less 2oo per av.t for cash,
maple, 12H16o per pound.
Coffee Green Mocha, 212Sc; Java,
fancy, 2$4j32o; Java, good. 202lc; Java,
ordinary, 1820c; Costa Rica, fancy,
lft&20c; Costa Rica, good, 160
Uo; Costa Rica, ordinary, 10i2e per
pound; Columbia roast, $11: Arbuckle'a.
$11.6 J list; Lion, $11.18 list; Cordova.
, $11.6$ list "
Teas Oolong, different grades. 2&3Se;
Gunpowder, .28, $2 to 46c; English Break-
fast, different grades, 12 to 65o; Spider
Legs, unoolored Japan, 20 to 60c; green
. Japan, very scaroe, 30 to 60o.
Bait Bales, 2s, 2s, 4s, 6s, 10s, $2.69;
fine table, dairy and Imported .Liverpool
,. 60s, 62o; 100s, $1.02; 200s. $1.95; per bag.
Salt Worcester salt, bulk, bbfs.. 820a.
$5.00; Worcester, 140 2s, $5.60; , Wof.
. eester. 100 $s, $5.69; Worcester. 60 8a.
tp.26; Worcester. 80 10a, $5.00; Worcester.
. linen sacks, 60s, 860. - y
Salt Coarse, half ground. 100s, per ton.
$18.50; 60s, per ton, $20; Liverpool lump,
rock, $24 per ton; 60-lb. rocs, $10.60; loos.
$19.00. '
Grain bags Calcutta, $6.75 per 100 for
Nuts Peanuts. 6To" per lb. for raw.
H49o for roasted; cocoanuts, 85fc90e per
dos; walnuts, 1415c per lb; pine nuts,
1'HilZHc; hickory nuts, 7c; chestnuts $3.64
5 per drum; Brazil nuts, 16c; filberts, 15
4916c; fancy pecans. 14Qloc; almonds.
Coal oil Cases. 21V4c per gallon; tanks.
Water White, 14c; tanks. Headlight,
Rice Imperial Japan. NO. 1, 64c; No. 2,
. iK New Orleans, bead, ?7c,
Salmon Columbia River, 1-lb talis,
. $1.70; 2-lb talis, $2.40; fancy 1-lb flats,
$1.86; -lb fancy flats, $1.10; Alaska tells,
pink; 85c; red. $1.25; 2-lb talis, $2.
Beans Small white, $3.85; large white,
. ,$S.7o; pink, $3.60; bayou. $8.76; Lima, 6c
Tobacco Plug cut, smoking, 1 3-8-os
f)ackages: Seal of North Carolina, 70o
b; Mastiff, 68c; Dixie Queen, 40c; Red
? fielL 88c; Pedro, 60c; Golden Scepter,
: $1.15: fine cut. Cameo, 40c; Capstan, $1.81:
Xniko's Mixture, 40c; Bull Durham. 66or
Old English Curve Cut. 72c; Maryland
Club. 71c; Mall Pouch, $sc: Yale Mixture.
$1.40. i. Plug tobacco. Dnimmond'i Nat
ural -Leaf, 68c; Piper Heidsieck, 66c;
Sometiung Good, 46c; Standard Navy,
44c; T. B., 63c; Spear Head, 43c; Star.
4Zc JrlHe cut chowlng: Golden Thread.
! $Sc; Fast MalL 70c
Butter Creamery, 27c; dairy, 18
Mc; store, lSulSc.
Cheese Full cream, twins. 134 14c;
Young America, 1415e.
poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.504 per
-de-ns,' $4r4.0 per dos; broilers, $2
, 2.60; ducks $44.60 per dos: turkeys, live,
lll12c; do, dressed, l416o per lb;
- geese, 86.00fi6.60 per dos.
v Potatoes 65 70c .
- Onions Oregon, 90c$l.
. Tomatoes 4u50c per box: turnips,
sack. $1.10; carrots, $lgl-10 sack; beets,
. $1.10 per ' box; peaches, 60c; grapes,
$1L2S per crate; crab apples, 3o per lo;
: Fall Butter pears, $1.25 per box. -
Apples Fancy, J5c1.25c; cooking, 600
.. DOc
' Grapes Concord, 404J45C ' per 10-Ib
basket; California, $11.25; Oregon, 76c0
.... Radishes per dosen. 12Ul$o; cab
bages, Oregon, lc per lb; lettuce, head.
' per dos. 1215c; Oregon green corn; ISo
. doc; beans, t4c per Id; Oregon pears.
ettper-boxr-eggpfant,' 6JtC PtF I5T
" cucumbers. 40E0c box; green peppers,
60c box. -"---. . v "
Green fruit Lmons. $3V60; orangetk,
box. $4.605; canteloupes, 76cJl per
crate; watermelons, $2.002.26 per dos.;;
..'-w,.. iA-imi -lrultM -tA apples - Evaporated, f j
8c; apricots V7c; peaches THCe;
pears k&lOc; prunes, Italian. 46o; figs.
California blacks. b6c; do. white, Uc;
piums, pinea, mono, , '
&rvom. 01 iiuu, m'QVQ; sows,
bulls, l4Ho; lambs, 6H per lb.
Hams, bacon, etc. Portland pack
( westerns nun. lbc; picnic, izc;
breakfast bacon,- 1819e: light sides.
11c; nacxa ufto; ary sattea siaes, nmo
AwJjjt Vn , 1,.. knilnlr 1
18c: per pound. Eastern packed
hams, under 18 lbs, l&c; over 12 lbs;,
ittoc; rancy, ltc; picnio, lic; snouiaers.:
llic; dry salted sides, unsmoked, 14c;
breakfast bacon, 18ftc; bacon sides,16c;
backs, unsmoked, 14c; do. smoked, 16c;
DUttS, UKd'lSC
Lard Kettie leaf, 10-Ib tins, 14c; 6s,
1414c; 60-lb tins. 130 lb; steam rendered.
jus, itike; bs, iic
Fish Rock cod. 8c; flounders, $c; ball
dul, 00; iing coo, ec; craoa, per yv.,
$1.60; rasor clams, per bus.. JL50; red
snaDnera 7c: black cod. 6c: stripped
bass, 12c; salmon, 6Qio; soles, 6c; smelt.
; lobsters, uvto.
Will Have Something to Say in the
Near Future.
Governor Geer was In the city ysster
day on private business, but took time to
mingle with some of his close political
friends. When seen by The Journal as
hs was leaving his hotel for home, he
said he' was perfectly satisfied with his
Senatorial candidacy ' and reiterated his
oft-repeated statement about his Indorse
ment by the people at the late election.
He intimated, however, that he might
have something to say later for publica
tion. When asked what he thought of his
party organ's attitude towards his can
didacy, he suddenly disappeared, and If
the question was answered it was wafted
away on the gentle autumnal breeses, for
It reached not the ears of mortal man.
"There1 are some countries In which you
expect the mails to be as safe as a
bank." said -a man who has traveled a
good deal, "and one of these countries Is
the United States.
"la nearly every country now are to be
found some very pretty post cards. I was
In Mexico a short time ago and bought a
lot of them there. As I was addressing
them In Xhe City of Mexico one day a
friend, said:
. " 'You are not going to send them
through the malir
"I said that I was.
" They won't arrive,' hs said.
- 'Whyr I asked.
" They'll be stolen In transit,' was his
"I thought he must be mistaken, but
he wasn't. I put the requisite stamp on
each card, wrote nothing but the address
on one side, and a few lines on the other.
Not one of those cards arrived at t
T may have thought harshly of the
manner In which the postal regulations
of Mexico were disobeyed, but I thanked
circumstances that I was a citlien of a
country in which such petty, peculation
Cdtlld not' occur." I have hftVT reason" "to
change my mind.'
'Within a fortnight I sent some hand
some postal cards to friends In this city,
in New ,.Tork 'itself. , Every regulation
was obeyed to the letter by me. Not one
of the cards reached its destination. They
were stolen In transit.
'Hereafter I will distribute my growls
againstodishonest postal officials between
those of the United States and Mexico
and Tm not so proud of all the Institu
tions of this country as I was." New
York Sun.
On the western slopes of Mount Etna
are several villages standing In the midst
of former lava streams and with all the
houses built of lava.
Two Napoleon bishops and one black-
headed nun are among the birds which
have Just been presented to the aviaries
in the Liverpool parks.
Three properties In different parts of
Hampshire have decently been sold to
French religious communities who are
taking refuge in England.
Japanese schoolboys, when they wish to
protest, against unpopular masters, go on
strike. Three cases of such open mutiny
occurred recently during one week.
Manchester's sanitary committee la con
templating a scheme of publlo improve
ments, the most Important of which are
calculated to prevent the spread of tuber
Two hundred Boers who landed at
Genoa during the war are reported to
have made such valuable finds of gold In
the Val d'Aosta that they have decided
not to leave Italy.
Viscount Kitchener's new peerage Is
granted, with a very unusual remainder.
It goes first to his male children, next to
his female children, and in default of
both to bis two brothers In succession. .
The wlmlnai court of Rode tAveyronj,
France, has Just put on record a decision
against two newspapers and a doctor for
calling one Lacombe a Free Mason,
using the term in an insulting and de
famatory sense."
Mrs. C. was horrified to discover that
her little 7-year-old daughter was acquir
ing the habit of alluding very freely to
the devil, and at last she told her de
terminedly that a repetition of the ob
noxious word would bring severe punish
The child knew that her mother was In
earnest, so she set a seal on her lips. At
last she seemed to have forgotten it; but
one Sunday Mrs. C, who had been too 111
to go to church, asked her If she could
tell what the minister had preached about
In his sermon.
Oh, yes'm," she answered: "he preach
ed abtmt our Lord going up Into the
mountain and being tempted by by by
the gentleman who keeps hell!"
She didn't intend to run any risks of be
ing punished. Llpplncott's.
William F. Howe, the noted crimlnat
awyer of New York city, who died a few
weeks ago, was addicted to loud clothes,
huge' diamonds and watch chains so
heavy that they tore his pockets. Once,
when defending a client, c. ha. tearfully
proTeWeff'thaTlii was "Too poor man to
take the case" unless he believed the ac
cused to be innocent. The Judge, looking
him over, observed quietly: "Well, Mr.
Howe, I would be willing to give a few
dollars tor you Justasyou stead,""
Take an Upward Jump
Over at London.
The Indications for Rise in Corn
Furnished from Specie! Wires to Bolton
de Ruyter A Co., 102 Third Street;
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. -A pretty well ac
cepted belief in financial circles tonight
Is that the decline In the stock market
has about run its course and that a turn
for better is at hand. Good buying is re
ported to have been in evidence through
out today's session, such interests as
Kuhn Loeb, Rockefeller, Morgan, the
First National Bank contingent, Keene
and Berwind taking their favorite stocks
as the latter were offered down by the
bearish clique of local professional trad
ers, headed by H. G. Weil. Coincident
ally although money rules dear, with im
mediate prospect favoring a continuance
of relatively high rates, less Is heard
than of late of causes which have con
tributed to the stringency. For a month
speculative discussion has deaH persist
ently with the heavy absorption of cash
by the treasury, but the 'subject Is evi
dently becoming stale now that it has
served its purpose as the principal ex
cuse for the monetary tightness and tfee
calling of loans. As a matter 'of fact,
there Is an lncnaains disposition to
study the question of enlarged circula
tion. It is pointed out that while the
treasury receipts since July 1 exceeded
payments by about $11,000,000, there are
some $40,000,000 more In circulation than
on the last named date.
Com Situation.
Cash corn sales yesterday were about
400,000 bushels, mainly yellow corn to
New England. Armour did more than
half of It. The fine weather weakened
certain holders of cash oorn. They found
they could not sell 'for October and fin
ally sold their cash to the Armour con
cern. It enabled it to make cash sales,
and to further reduce the cash supply
here, 'There is no lack of bearish news
on Wheat," says George S. McReynolds,
"but the wheat markets everywhere are
acting as if the news had been discount
ed, The May price is so tow, compared
with everything else, that In wheat it
seems to have been a matter of price and
news, let it be ever so bearish."
Cotton Is Firm.
LIVERPOOL Oct. 8. Cotton Spot
fair demand, prices easier, 2 points de
cline. Middlings 4; sales. 12,000; re
ceipts, 4000; American, 8900.
Futures opened quiet, unchanged, to 1
oft and at 12:30 unchanged to 2 off from
Strong In London.
NEW TORK, Oct. 8. American stocks
In London strong, to 1 per cent above
parity. Mitchell renises President Roose
velt's offer to local unions. Russell Sage
better. Alton minority stockholders suit
will probably be withdrawn. Rock Island
planning extension Improvements in
Choctaw division. Jnslders picking up
Union Pacific af " present level. Under
stood a majority of Car Foundry board is
In favor of Increasing dividend. Forty
five roads for the fourth week In Septem
ber earnings Increased 13.29 per cent.
Three million seven hundred thousand
dollars gold from Australia will be paid
over In New York today. . Extensive Chi
cago short Interests In Atchison. Report
ed Moore Bros, threw over stock recently
to protect Rock Island holdings. Peo
ple's Gas feeling effect of scarcity of coal.
United States Steel net earnings for July,
$12,041,914; August, $12,927,729; September
(estimated), $11,750,000; total for nine
months, $101,172,168. Industrials declined
0.37 per cent; 20 active railroads declined
1.01 per cent
Live Stock Lower.
CHICAGO, Oct. 8. Hogs opened 6 to 10
cents lower, 8790 left over yesterday; re
ceipts one year ago, $1,000.
Cattle Best, Blow; others steady.
Sheep Steady to 10 cents lower.
Railroad Stocks.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. Southern Pacific,
which Mr. Keene has been bulling ever
since his return from Europe, declined
from 72H to 70H on sales of 82,150 shares.
Mr. Keene Is believed to .have thrown
large blocks of the stock on the market
rather than carry them through the days
of liquidation. Mr. Keene is known to
be a believer in Southern Pacific but
Wall street interpreted his action yester
day to mean that he expects to be able to
buy the stock back at lower prices. Re
cently T. J. Taylor, Mr. Keene's son-in-law.
Issued a handsome Morrocco-bound
book calling attention of the publlo to the
great advantages of the Southern Pacific
as an investment property. Immediately
upon Mr. Keene's return he started a
bull movement In the property. The time,
however, proved inopportune, and the
money stringency temporarily checked
the-boom; The decline In the stock was
due to the dissatisfaction among stock
holders over the terms of the new stock
issue. These stockholders have been ex
pecting that they would receive a cash
dividend or at least a scrip dividend
amounting to about. 110,000,000.. -Instead
of this ttiey are to be allowed to pur
chase $10,000,000 worth of new stock on
terms that are, highly yorable. It Is true,
but they will be required to put up a good
deal of cash at a time when money is very
hard to get.., The Standard Oil faction is
believed to be mainly responsible for the
terms of stock ese and it Is charged that
they are afraid that if a scrip dlviden
requiring no cash is accepted the majority
of holding might be imperiled.
' . w Liverpool' Grain. - '
LTVERPOOI Oct. . December wheat
U lowerf March wheat H lower; October
corn, unchanged ; January corn, lower ;
March com. lower.
Listens to the Reports of Officers
.and Others.
The Portland Presbytery of the Pres
byterian Church, held its regular meet
ing yesterday. Reports showed the Pres
bytery to be In a-' healthy condition,
much practical work having been done.
One million ' eighty-six thousand dol
lars has been expended In foreign mis
slonary work, of which $2000 came from
the Portland Presbytery. For home mis
sionary work $1420 has been expended.
Rev. J. R. Welch, a recent graduate of
Auburn Seminary, was examined and or
dained, and will take up the work of
establishing a church in South Tilla
mook. Rev. J. V, Milligan, Sunday School
mlBslonary, read an interesting report of
his work. He reported that not over 25
per cent of the children of Oregon attend
Sunday School, a condition which des
not speak well for the spiritual develop
ment of the state. lie has organised
four new Sunday Schools and reorgan -lser
three.. , .
Two new churches have been built
Mlzpah and the. Third Presbyterian, and
a new on la being planned for Astoria.
W. F. Butcher Loudly Trumpets
Its Praise.
Hon W. F. Butcher, a leading attorney
of Baker City, a prominent Democratic
politician and an enthusiastic Masonic
worker, Is in the city mingling with his
many friends. Mr. Butcher is Grand
Master of the Masonic order and la on an
official tour of inspection of the lodges.
leaving this evening for the Coos Bay
district Speaking of conditions In his
section of the state he painted a very
glowing picture, for the future of his
home city. "The mining Interests especi
ally are looking up," said he. "Many
new mines are being discovered and old
and abandoned ones are being developed,
many of them showing good returns.
Many new camps are springing up and as
Baker Olty Is the principal supply sta
tion for this section, ii future never
looked brighter than af" present."
N GRFOLKV-Va Oct 8--rThe jilneteenth
quadrennial session of the American
Cnrirtian Conventi6n, which began in
Norfolk today, has attracted the most
tal-.'rited men of the denomination from
nil parts of the United States and Cana
da. The delegates number more than
J0 and represent 90 'conferences. The
meeting is regarded with more than usual
interest as It Is the first held by the
Christian denomination in the South, the
ec lei ton of Norfolk' as a meeting place
being a consequence of the reconciliation
of the Northern and Southern branches
effected at the Marion conference in 1890
after a separation that had existed since
the civil war.
At the formal opening this afternoon
there was an address of welcome by
Rev. J. Pressley Barrett, D. D., and a
response by the president of the conven
tion, Rev. O. W. Powers, D. D., of Colum
bus, Ohio. The session will continue a
week, during which time the financial,
missionary, Sunday school, educational,
and publishing departments of the church
work will be thoroughly -discussed. The
repot t ol the secretary, Rev. J. F. Bur
nett, of Muncle, Ind., shows the affairs
of the denomination, in general to be In
good condition.
She came Into the room where he sat
alone, with a glittering knife in her
clenched ha.nd. whjcji ,she .held hidden,,
amid the folds of her dress. Her face
was white and drawn,, and her eyes were
wild and haggard looking.
Her husband sat by the fire, deep in
thought, and never heard the slippered
footfall of the beautiful woman who now
stood behind his chair with a strange,
cold smile upon her Hps. ,
Suddenly, with a gasp, she cast the
knife from her towards' the glowing coals,
but It sank silently into a sofa at the
other side of the room.
"I cannot!" she moaned, wearily; "I
And -the fell Into a white heap upon
the floor at his feet.
A pitying, tender "expression broke
across the granite of his cheek, and he
murmured in deep, tender, heavy-dragoon
tones ' .
"What is it, my darling?"
But she spoke not word she only
raised one white hand towards him, in
which was clasped a lead pencil.
She had been trying to sharpen it poor
girl! Printers' Ink.
It Is more than a year since the ele
vated railroad first began to serve the
publlo as a medium of rapid transit from
the outlying districts Into ths heart of
the city, yet the familiar term of "third
rail eye" Is applied to a great many
oases which are brought ' dally to the
attention of the physicians at the var
ious hospitals of the city, where out
patient departments are maintained. A
great many of the afflicted persons suf
fer almost unbearable pain, as the small
particles of steel are Imbedded In the
delicate organs. Services of expert phys
icians are then required to remove thr
minute pieces of forelgnmatter,. whlali,
in many Instances, are difficult to locate
There Is some reason to' believe that
the burning of soft coal on such a large
scale as at piramt ht- reepesslble toy a
number of the. eye cases, -but as yet the
hospital employes hava not aubstitu ted
It was her destination. At last, When she
the, term "eof tcoal eye": for . that , of
lira-rail eye." Boston. Transcript.
Thdr Value Has Greatly
Thirty Times the Rumber of Farms
in 1900 as in
The lands' of Oregon, according to re
cently Issued Government statistics, are
peculiar in that each part of the state baa
Us own characteristics. In the valleys of
the Western partt of this state, notably
those of the Willamette, Umpqua and
Rogue Rivers, the soil is a rich dark loam.
The hills have a heavier soil and the
mountains are suitable only for graxlng.
In tbe Eastern partt, the soil is sandy in
general, and contains much alkali, but la
very fertile under irrigation. In the
Northeast, etxensive , areas of naturally
fertile wheat -lands are found; In the
southeast, the cultivation of crops Is of
very little Importance, but the land Is
extensively used for grasing purposes.
The total number of farms in Oregon
In 1900 was over SO times as great as in
185,0, and 40.4 per cent greater than In
ISUO. The total acreage has also Increased
greatly, being over 33 times as great as in
I860. The gain in the last 10 years was
45.8 pur cent With the exception of the
last decade, the area of -improved land
has increased steadily, and, until 1880, at
a more rapid rate than the total acreage.
The decrease in the acreage and per cent
of farm land improved shown for the last
decade, is due to a more strict construc
tion of the term "Improved." .
Between 1850 and 1880 the number of
farms increased faster than the total
acreage. Involving a decrease In the aver
age size of farms, and indicating a pro
gressive division of farm holdings and a
more complete utilization of the soil. The
slight increases shown for the last two
decades are due to the large additions
made to ranges In the Eastern part of
the state, which recently have been tak
en from the public domain, and for the
first time enumerated as farm land. The
decrease continued through the last two
decades in the Western counties and in
some of the older-settled counties of the
Eastern section. .
The value of farm propertty shows a
remarkable increase during the five de
cades from 1850 to 1900. In the last de
cade, the gain In the total Value of farm
property was $29,736,487. or 20.8 per cent.
The increase in the value of land, Im
provements, and buildings was $16,518,314,
or 14.3 per cent; in that of Implements
and machinery, $1,949,955, or 42.8 per cent;
and in that of livestock, $11,268,218, or 49.8
per cent. The value of farm products
shown for 1900 Is 100.2 per cent greater
than that reported for 1889, but a portion
of this Increase is doubtless due to a
more detailed enumeration n 1900.
Aside from those counties which have
undergone territorial changes only Har
ney and Morrow report decreases since
1890 In the total number of farms. Harney,
alone shows a decrease in the total farm
area, all others reporting substantial
gains. The decreased improved acreage
reported for a number of counties is due
to a more Intensive cultivation of smaller
areas of farm land and a more strict con
struction of the term "Improved." The
central counties, which are chiefly devot
ed to stock raising, contain the largest
farms, while the smallest farms are in the
Western counties, and are devoted to
general agriculture, dairying, fruit grow
ing, and market gardening. The average
size of farms for the state Is' 281 acres,
varping from 80.7 acres in Multnomah
County to 1.360.2 acres In Crook County.
For the state the average value of
farms Is $3,693. In over two-thirds of the
counties the total value of farms has In
creased since 1890, the decreases reported
in the remaining counties being slight.
Marked gains are reported in the value
of Implements and machinery, the aver
age value per farm in 1900 being $182. All
counties, except Yamhill, report higher
Value!) for livestock, the state average
being $946 per farm.
The average expenditure In the state
for labor In 1899 was $135 per farm, but
varied greatly In different sections, the
average amount expended in all the
Eastern counties, eicept Wallowa, being
much larger than elsewhere. The total
expenditure for fertilisers in 1899 was
greater than In 1889, but still averaged
less than $1 per farm.. The majority of
counties hsow increases in the use of
commercial fertilisers.
MACON, Ga,, Oct $. At today's sea
sons of the Farmers' National Congress
Jie following addresses were the princi
pal features: "Reciprocity; How May It
Affect Agricultural Interests," Hon. John
K, Campbell, of Michigan; "Preservation
of Forests and Reforestation." Hon. Geo.
M. Whlttaker. of Boston; "Postal Re
forms, Particularly Affecting the Farm
er," Hon. L. H.. Weller, of Iowa.
This evening' Hon. John Hyde, statis
tician of the United States Agricultural
Department, will address the congress on
tHe subject "A Birdseye View of the
Cereal Fields."
Fair at the Famous Valley la Open Low
' Rates Made.
rniowwrnr1iaYa teera;tte1aeI, the
Hooa ruver rnin r air win no oouoi iaae
advantage of the $2.65 round trip from
Portland made by the O. R. Sc N. Tickets
on aaie during the fair, October , , 10,
1L final limit October 12,
There is all over this country old,
young and middle-aged men suffering
from the effect of bad habits when
boya. Hundreds caught private dis
eases, whlch hare never been properly
cured, Such men arc unfit for mar
riage or business, and If they let this
disease continue, they will break out
with plmplea or sores, sometimes
rheumatism, heart disease, paralysis,
dizziness,; stomach trouble will follow,
They go to sleep sometimes.' while
reading or. resting. PRIVATE DIS
EASES, f not CURED properly,- will
run Into stricture, gleet, prostalitus,
catarrh of bladder and kidneys, and
that awful disease called chancres and
bubols, that have ruined so many
young men for life. DR. KESSLER,
at the old St. Louis Dispensary, has
been doctoring these cases right In
Portland for many years. He also
cures tumors, wens, warty growths,
old sores, eancers, all kinds of diseases
of nose, throat or liver, or any kidney
or bowel trouble. Call and see the
tapeworms they have taken from per
sonssome 85 feet long.
Rheumatism, Piles, Neuralgia, Head
j. HENRI KESSLER, Manager f
Cor. Second and Yamhill Streets.
Portland Railway Co. Received
With Open Arms in Albina. '
L. M. Davis . has prepared a petition
which he Is presenting to residents of
Multnomah asking that the City Council
grant the Portland Railway Company
their asked-for franchise through that
section of the city.
The route of the. proposed line wil!
tart at the corner of Union avenue and
Russell street, run down Russell to Gan
tenbeln avenue, up that thoroughfare to
Fargo, then on to Commercial, to
Shaver, west on Shaver to Maryland
avenue and north on that street - to
North Albina.
Tha section . through .'.which the pro
posed line will run Is quite thickly set
tled. The City & Suburban Company is
the only line tapping that section of tho
city at the present time.
For about a year there has been a
number of rumors afloat that the Port
land Railway Company was about to
construct a line through to the Penin
sula and then on to St. Johns. The
asked-for franchise through Albina Is a
direct line to the Peninsula and there Is
some strong talk of extension If tho
Council gives the desired permission.
The petition which Mr. Davis Is circu
lating is endorsed by the Board of
Trade. The board will go before the
Council when the matter comes up and
ask that the petition be granted, pro
viding Mr. Davis says, that the com
pany begins the work' of construction
within sixty days after the grant
East Side ImprovementXssociatioa
Preparing for Event.
Work Is being rushed on the founda
tion for the large factory, of the.Neu
stadter Bros., corner East Taylor strVet,
East Sixth. street and Grand avenue.
The building will be constructed entire
ly of brick and will cover, an entire half
block. On the Grand avenue side the
structure will be two stories in heigh:
and on Sixth street It will reach three
The workmen are now busily engaged
In laying the cement foundation for the
ends of the building. Piers will be con
structed every five feet so that the place
will have plenty of strength.
Bingham & Flynn, the contractors for
the brick work, say that they Intend to
complete their contract by the first of
the year. The cost, at first estimated
to be about $18,000, will, when completed
reach more than $20,000.
According to the contractors they will
be ready for the laying of the corner
stone In about 10 days. Tbe East Side
Improvement Association. which has
charge of the comer-stone celebration,
will be ready to do full Justice to ifco
event. Whitney L. Boise, of the asso
ciation, says that he will probably ap
point a full committee today to take
charge of the celebration.
Methodists Make Appointments.
A number of important changes have
been made in the appointments made by
tbe lately held Methodist conference.
Monta villa will have a new pastor this
year in the person of Rev. Andrew Mon
roe, formerly pastor of the Woodlawn
and Patton Churches. Woodlawn' s form
er 'pastor. Rev. C. H. Campbell, will oc
cupy the pulpit of the St Johns church.
The Patton church pulpit Is occupied tem
porarily by Rev. P C, Ilesler, a pew ar
rival from the California conference.
No Start on Mill. ;
It t not Ilketf tb&Xw&rk on'lhe new
sawmill at 8t Johns will be begun before
the early part of-next spring.
A site of several acres has been pur-
chased- rojsqmtltne!from the Beyers
estate, northwest of St. Johns, the pur-
ache, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Itching
Skin Diseases and that AWFULE8T
OF ALL DISEASES, Syphilis (Pox),
Gonorrhoea,- he cures UieKWTTB
OUT ANT CUTTING. His private of
floe la filled with pictures of these aw
ful diseases. This old doctor can refer
ta prominent business . men, lawyers, '
ministers, professors, etcJn all parts
of the country. He has treated patients
by bis Home System even in Texas,
Canada. Niagara Fans, and all aver
this and adjoining states, but he bad
much rather see them. It gives him
pleasure to advise any unfortunate
man or woman. EVERYTHING PRI
VATE. ,;
When you go to see him be sees yon
In private rooms. When you write
him, en! ythe doctor reads your letter.
When you go to consult this doctor,
take a small bottle urine (made the
prevluos morning) with you. If wriU'
tng. send It by express or mail
Now, If you are one of these men,
don't put it off until you, like hun
dreds, be sent to an asylum, but write
to him and he will keep your secret.
Address, inclosing ten 2c stamps,'
Portland, Oregon
chasers being the Doernbecher Manufac
euring Company.
It Is the Intention of the company to
construct a mill of 400,000 feet capacity a
day. the cost of the plant being about
Fell in Boiling Tank.
James Flnley, foreman of the Portlands
Canning company, is lucky that he 13
alive today. Yesterday, while he was .
making his rounds, of the syrup tank?,
his foot slipped and he was thrown to
wards one of the tanks. A fellow work
man, however, caught him just as bl-i
hands touched the boiling fluid.
FeD Off House.
Yesterday while Frank Llvermore and
a map named Stowell were at work on" a
house at St. Johns, the scaffolding broke
and the two men were thrown to tho
ground, a distance of about SO feet.
Both of the men were unhurt beyond a
few slight bruises.
The Goings and Comings of Those
Who Plow the Mighty Deep.
The steamer Meteor cleared yesterday
for "Topolobampo, Central America, with
lumber and piling. A short time ago the
Eureka took a cargo to the same port.
The steamer Hassalo, which was dam
aged in a collision wltlv the Cypromene, .
Is at the boneyard and will be repaired
at once.
The vessels operated by the Pacifio
Mall Company are to be equipped with
oil burners. The company proposes to
establish oil supply stations at various
ports which are visited by its steamers.
It Is reported that the Dutch steamer
Java, registering 307$ tons, has been
chartered to load wheat at Puget Sound
for South Africa. The rate is not made
public. The prevailing offers here for the
Dark Continent are 27s and 2Ss; for the
United Kingdom, 23s 9d.
John Harris, an employe on the steamer
Pomona, of the- Oregon Transportation
Company, was drowned Monday night at
the foot of Taylor street. In an effort
to jump from- the steamer on to the dock,
he lost his balance and fell Into the river;
The fall evidently rendered hlm.unconv
sclous, as he made no attempt to get,
out, soon sinking and drowning. Tb
body was recovered yesterday afternoon.
The' parents of the deceased reside at Sa
lem, and the remains will be sent there'
for burial.
References Ladd tt Tllton. Portland; U,
S. National Bank, Portland; Bank ol
California San Francisco; Crocker
Wooiworth National Bank, San Fran
cisco. Members Chicago Board of Trade, San
Francisco Produce Exchange, San Fran
cisco StocK and Bond Exchange.
Grains, Provisions, Stocks, Bonds
and Cotton.
8an Francisco Office:
0 California St.
103 Third Street
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