The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 16, 1904, Page 8, Image 8

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    THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY .16, 1004.
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TRANSACTIONS 'IN THE FINANCIAL WORLD
FRISCO
DEALERS
BOOST POTATOES
WANT TO OAIW COWTBOl 01" THIS
JOMIT XX 0DEB TO V1TL0AD
THXIK X.AOB STOCKS OT CKSAP
' POTATOES IS THE BAT CITY
" OHZOVS ABB ADVANCING.
stiwi Feb .18. The Drincloal
Items of Interest in the Portland whole
sale market today were: .
- - 'Frisco dealers boost potatoes.
Unnatural price being paid.
Onions selling: at Advance. .-.
'More trouDie Dreaaa out in sail.
Eggs are weaker.'
r ' , Poultry very slow In coming.
Flour advance is likely.
'Feed market strong.' .
:t A- few smelt come to market.
Coffee Is weaker.
' Dealers Boost Potatoes.
The efforts of the San Francisco pro-
duce mercnants .to control this market
are causing them to boost the local
quotations much beyond - the figures
where there will' be a profit for the
handlers. One of the Wan Francisco
firms In particular is desirous of driV-1
ing out all 'competition,-for it is ; pay
ing as high as 1.1U and 1.15 for po
tatoes up the country when the same
(stocks are sold In the California market
at about the same figure. It costs about
20 cents to ship each hundred pounds
rf potatoes into Ban v Francisco ; and at
the present rate of buying the 'Frisco
men lose about 20 cents a hundred on
every lot of potatoes they buy here.
The purpose of the Han Francisco men
via not to make any money on the stocks
bought In this market, but to keep the
shipments low and enable them to sell
tneif river-stocks in the Bay City mar
ket. These stocks were purchased at
the first 'of the season at very low fig
ures and If the speculators can sell them
at present qufttations they can afford to
. buy a few hundred sacks of Oregon po
tatoes, paying a higher price than they
can sell them for In order to keep the
market up here and enable them to stop
shipments ' to the south ' and thereby
sell- their own- stocks when the market
is at its highest point. The prices now
being offered for potatoes are not being
actually paid, only offered. 'The plan
of the 'Frisco men Is to send out large
circulars to the potato growers telling
them of large auvances In prices which
they expect later In the season. This
causes the farmer to hold, and to make
the conditions even more stiff the San
Francisco men go out In the country
and ' purchase a few sacks in widely
scattered sections. - Only: a very few
purchases are made at this figure,' the
buyers getting out of that section as
soon as they spread the-reports of high
prices and make -one purchase at those
figures. The 'Frisco men expect the
. I-lJt.Lalfl hllVMW-4A VA Akl4 l t tM MWMv
try to compete, with them, but in this
they are foiled, for .ae loeal buyers
have found out their little scheme and
will not .help to cut their own' throats.
Onions Banging Higher.
TheTe Is Indeed a scarcity, of onions
and farmers are holding on tighter than
ever. The offers of 2 cents a, " pound,
which are being freely offered by local
buyers for, stocks out In the country,
are turned down and the receipts in this
city of late have been very small. -There
is now a large demand for onions from
the-sound and British Columbia points.
The demand from California, Arizona
and Texas points continues good. The
only section which still has good 'sup
plies of onions is Oregon., Washington
Is not entirely sold out and has to
depend on this state for supplies. Cal
ifornia, has no onions and all sections
turn to Oregon for relief.-
More Troubles In Salt. ,
A late report from southern Califor
nia says that the Imperial Bait com
pany and the Amalgamated Bait com
pany are again cutting, prices' arid the
prospects for peace are not so bright as
they were several days ago. The re
port, says the Imperial company has
two mills grinding while the Amalga
mated has only one, San Francisco trade
papers are looking for lower prices, al
'though the present prices In that section
are below the cost of production. ;
- Eggs Ar Weaker. :
The receipt of 150 cases of California
eggs., which were divided among four
of the local merchants, has caused a
further weakness in rthe market and
prices today are ruling from 27 to 27 H
cents. . Receipts j from the local terri
tory are growing a trifle larger. The
market shows-no accumulation.
little poultry Coming.
There Is very little poultry coming
into the market and prices generally are
ruling higher. The Chinese New Year
has created a larger demand for stocks
of all kinds. Higher prices than those
printed arc ruling.
r Hoar Likely to Advance.
The high prices now being quoted
in the wheat market is causing the flour
market to stiffen and millers are expect
ing an advance in prices within the
next few days. There was no change
in the-quotations on wheat today.
A Pew Smelt Arrive.
A few smelt came in late last night
and were put on the market this morn
ing. They were sold at higher quota
tions. Fresh salmon is just as scarce
as ever. Small salt water fish of all
kinds are scarce on account of the
stormy weather off the coast
voaee is wMin.
The- coffee ' market dropped quite a
number of points In New York yester
day ana still lower figures are antici
pated In package goods.
. Opinions oa Today's Market.
W, B. Olafke company Butter situ
ation shows no change -from its pre
vious weakness. (
Bell & Co. Car orange and car of
celery came In today.
Mark Levy & Co. Car sweet potatoes
arrived? market is very well supplied
with oranges, but demand Ms rather
slow; stocks are in better condition. .
Chatterton ft Co. Fresh meats of all
kinds are slow in coming with the de
mand firm; this 'is true especially In
pork and veal; looks like former will go
higher; eggs fair demand, with poultry
showing few arrivals. ,
V. ; 1L Dryer Market On ; both po
tatoes and. onions is firm: now a de
mand for onions from the north; Wash
ington crop. sold out. 'i
' O. S. .Smith company Potatoes, on
ious and eggs In. good demand; - hofcs
and veal are both in excellent demand.
- Malarkey A Co. Few smelt came In
lost night from the Columbia and prices
are higher.-. ',. ''. ;
. Davenport-Thompson company Car
weet potatoes arrived for various deal
ers. . , . .-;.' : . . " (..
Kverding ft : Farrel Hogs are In ac
tive demand; so far receipts of veal are
not enough to supply the trade; onions
are booming-with fancy prices being
paid; only thing that Is not booming 4s
creamery . butter, - and that "market 1 ,
very weak - except for the choicest
8toek-CMnee - are heavy- buyers of
ducks and all poultry would 'sell on ar
rival, , "
Page & Son Eggs are ' weaker arid
Mower on account of large ' receipt of
California stocks; poultry is scarce; so
are all klndn of freKh meats. ,
. D. ; E. Melkle Onions : are very firm
with San Francisco merchants unable to
buy in Japan - as they , usually do to
supply their Manila contracts, thus they
are forced to buy in this market at high
figures
McKinle.y Mitchell Onions are firmer
with supplies belli rapidly, cleaned up;
potatoes are too high In this market
for what they can be sold in 'Frisco;
hops are very quiet.
Toft, Hlne ft Co. Block hogs find
ready sale at the top; no changes in
veal : quotations; chickens remain the
same; eggs are showing a weaker feel
ing. ,
: Today's quotations) as revlsed,oare as
follows: , t "
FOITLAITD WSOLZSaU PBXCZ8.
-drain, Plonr and Teed. -''-'
WIIEAT Walla Walla, 7B78e; . blueetem,
w."wiir; vauer. sue.- - --. .......
BAKI.EY Keed. 20.00; rotted, 21.00&22.00
brewing, S22.Q0i323.00. :
OATS Nik 1 white. 24.00ST25.00; gray,
$24.HXd25 00 per ton: rlce to farmers, whit.
22.0W22.60i Krajr. 12250 per ton,
FLOUR Eastern Oregon; .: Pstonts. M.10Q
4 40; straights. (3.60; valley, 3.754f 3,83; gra
ham. 3.4(); 10a, $3.70.
MlLLSTl'KFS Bran. $18.00 per ton; mM
QllnRa. $200; abort, $20.00; chop. S18.B0.
HAY Timothy. $15.00; Kaatern Or(ton,
fIG.rtOWlB.Bo; , mlXMl, $lB.O0fal3.R0; loter,
$U.00i( ia.(Ki; wbest, $1S.t12.60; cheat,
$12.00gia.00; oat. $12.004612.60.
Hops, Wool and Hldss. -
HOPS New, 2Te for choice; 2425c for
prim..; poor quality, 18422ue; contract, ISOa,
UWinc. . , .,.,,',.-.-
WOOL Valley, eoaraa to medium. 1618Hc;
fine,. WdflBc; Eastern Oregon, luttiac; ma
in. Ir, ixiniliial, 2&(o;itlc.
HEEl'BKINB--beariDS. 1020ej short wool'
2uti30ci uiwlluuiwotiL SOdJiOc; Jous wool.
TALLOW Prima, net lb. 4m0el No. I III
eiiima urv niaoe, ko. i, 10 to ana np,
14e per . lb; dry kip, No. 1, 5 to 19 lb.
12c: drr ealf. No. f. nnder B lbs. 15e: dry
saltad, bulla and ataea, 1-8 leas tbaa dry
fliilt; salted hides, steer, sound, 60 pounds or
over, f7c M to 60 lbs. 6c; under 50 His
snd eowa, B(gttc; stags and bulla, sound. 4c;
aip, sound, 10 10 BO IDS, oc; soano, ju u
14 Ibi, 6c;. ealf, sound, tinder 10 lbs. He; green
(unsalted), lc per lb less; .ciilla. lc per lb
k-wa: horse hldpa. aaltvd. nsph. (1.2501. to: dry.
each, $l.00Gil.6O; eolta' bides, each. 2650c;
coat skins, common, each. 10Q15c; Angora,
wun wool on, each., z&cafi.oo, .
- Butter, Eggs and Poultry.
- Bl'TTEK FAT Sweet, 29t30c; sour, 27IS28C.
BCTTEH Crvamwr. eitra fancy. 2Mtt30c;
ordinary, 22Hj27c; cold atorage, 24c; east
ern, aoci rrnuTatea, lvqwc; aairy, lotaiinci
atore. 1UJ12HC.
EGGS r'resb Oregon, 27(J2Tc; cold storage,
84c; bakers'. 23c. .
t'UEKSK Full cream, twin, 12Ql3Vic; xoang
America, 14Mrc
POILTKY 4-hlckena. mixed. 12ffll2ycper lb:
hens, 124&12H per lb; roosters, lOftc per
lb; broilers, 12iil2Hc per lb; fryers, 12tiM per
id. aucas, old, -12c pr in; young, ioc per id;
cerse, be per lb; turkeys, 15j 16c per-U;
urvsked, 17o per lb. j ,, ,
Tnilts and Teg stables.
POTATOEK 4Bcffi$l.lB:' burera' prices for
shipping, (tosiWie ewt; ordinary, 70(ioc sack;
ouiug, tiuc; sweeu, i'tt per id; new, ee per
lb. - . '-
ONIONS Oregon. $2.2fi; buying prices, best,
$2.oo ; t.o.b. fortlaud, $2.00.
r'ULHil KKtl'iS Apples, Oregon, 60c$1.50
per box; oruugea, .nareja.. $L00(a2v26 per. box;
stMdllugs, tMJc(u$l.26 box; Japanese, 48Ui50c ba
uabaa, wiaHo Pr lb; lemons, cnolce, $.uo(s2.70
per boa; laucy, $3.UU(tU.uO per box; limes, Mexi
can, ttix! ymt, luo; ptuvapplea, $3.b0; cranberries,
local, $7.00 per obi; Jersey, $10.00; perslm-
navns, si.ou.
V LGtl A BLE8 Turnips, 86c per sack; ear
rots, $1.00, per sack; beets, $1.00 per sack;
radlahve. 12Aullbo ioa: oabbaare. Orccon. 2c:
I'slltoraia, 2c per lb; lettuce, head, 15c dos; hot
titxtse K'ttiicv, ei.uuitti.ou per vox; green pep
tttrs. Be uer lb: borseraulsh. 74Ie per lb:
celery, (WyitOe per doa; tomatoes, $1.2Ai(l.Au
per box; psranlpa, $1.2fi; cucuiubera, $2.26
H't doa; nutter Deane, xuc per in; uni Deauv,
be: suruuts. Me: cauliflower. $1.7v; artichokes,
7o0c tier dos; green pess, 7rt8c per lb.
LiitlHD 'RbHS Aui.les. evaporated, 642 (0
(er lb; apricots. Ilui3e per lb; aacks. e
t er m-leas; peacnes, ouw per id; peara. oyjc
per lb; pruies, Itsllau, oH4Vic per lb;
nencb, lVi((t4c per lb: liga, California
bltcks, ettOHC per lb; do whites. 6Vi(t7c
pet lb; piuiuu, pitteu, oitajoc per id; oaies,
aclden. 'c tier .b: tarda, Sl.bO per 15-lb box.
HA1H1N8 Heeded. Isncj. 1-lb cartons, bo
Fackagea to. ease, $e pkg; seeded, 12-oa
cartons, I c; khjss iuuimu'i,, m-io doxcs, taj
M,i' uer lb: Londja layers. $l.lokl2.00: clusters.
$2.boia3.76; ,s, -2Sc; is, boe sdranc-e orr
iM.unrt esrtnna. .....
FIUS Tea l ib cartosa, choice bland, $1.00;
10 1-lb eartona, fancy brand, $1.10; 10 l ib
bricks. 2 -crown, 00c; 10 1-lb brick g-crowo,
Wc; 50 4-lb brlcka, per box, $2.20; 4 -row lay
ers, ter lO-IO DOS, eve, uwe, nv-ie imw pec
lb, 6tfVjC. Calimyraua bli-crown, 10-lb car
tons, iier box, $2.oo; B-crown, 10-lb carton, per
box, !.; 4-croas, m yrm earunw, cr noa,
$1.10. -- - - - - - - - - - t
Orooeries. Buts. Etc '
BUOAB "Sack- baaia" Cube, $0.60. pow
drd. X&.&5: ur crauulated. o.4bi beet xrann
h.iriL Ku.2b: extra O, $4.06; tolOen V. S4.1S6;
hula, luc; Obla, 2oc; boxes, Buc adrauce us
sack basis, teaav - aae wi a , i aa.
Uisple, l4albu per id. . ,
1IIINRV lauu'lfic
C'Or'FUK-Miieeu.Mocba, 31Q23c; Jars, fancy,
S(iU,32c; Java, good, 20ft2ac; Java, ordinary,
iMiVue: Costa Ulca. fancy. lW,2uc: Ookta Ulca.
good, lbWlbe; Costa Hlca, ordinary, HJlee per
lb; package coitee, iu.
tvxh iiulona. ditierent irades. 25Q66e:
vmiotiwder. 2Skio2(ii;i.'.i-; Kugllsb breakfast, dlf-
t rant grnues, Anwvuv-i ,(iiur( unvwin
Japan, OUODCI green aapaa irrry scarce.ova
we. .' ' n m .
Ai-l me jiairs, ,, . o, -,, w, av, e. w,
tin table, dairy. Boa, 36c; loos.Oftc; Imported
Liverpool, ooa, otic, - lows, .-; ais, i.w.
Worcester-lll)(a 2a, Ba. $5.60; &s, $6.25; 10s.
$&.ou; bulk, 320 Iba, ao.oo; aaexa, Due, otc
miT Hoarse, half rrouud. 100s. Dor tan.
$(i.B0; 60s, per ton, $7.0u; Llrerpool lump rocs,
$22.60 per ton; Bo-lb rockt $4.60; loos, $6.00.
UKAln SAOS umui, eoiH)w.w wr w.
kick lmuerlaJ J scan No. 1. 6MCS Mo. 2.
M.e, flrlnna heed. 7l7HC.- .
BKA.N8 boisll wnite, c iargt wuue, a.oo
(aa.oo; pink, $J.4(aou; payou, c; uauas,
U IHI
NI TS Peanuts Tc jumbos 8Ue lb raw, 010e
per lb for roaated; eocoenuta, bBajiOOe per dos;
walnuts, 14ttloc per lb; pins nuU, lotl2Vi
per lb; blckory uuta, luc per id; cneeinuis,
fcsstcrn, 15U16c"per lb; Breall nuts, loe per
lb: alberta. 13ujltte per lb; fancy pecans, 140
16c per lb; aimonda, 13alAo per lb.
WIRK K AI L8 Fresent Xaae at $2.86. 1
UOl'K 1'ure Manila, l8Vc: sundard, 12e;
sisal, lOVtc. -,, '
ralnts, Coal OUa, Eta.
COAL OIL Heart or Astral Cases, 23c per
gal; water white, iron bbla, ltHo per gal;
wooden, ; headlight, eaaea, c per gai; Beau.
light, Iron bbls, lb We per gal.
- 1.INKKK1) Oll fure raw. In bbla. 47e oer
gai; eaaea, 62c per gal; genuine kettla boiled,
esses 64c per gsl, bbls 4Uo per gal; grounl
eake, car Iota. $26,00 per ton; less tnau can,
$26.00 per ton.
CA80LINB -deg., cases 82c per gal. Iron
tbls 2uc per gal; store, cases Z4he per gal,
Iron bbls Itte per gaL
itUKma; oe-aeg., cases, .ma; iron ooia,
15,e. .
PAINT OIL Baw, bbla $3o er gat eases 38e
per gal; boiled, cases 40c.
T1IKPKNT1NE In eaaea. 88e per sal. wooden
btla, 840 pe. gal, Iron bbls $2c per gal, 10-lb
case lots, 87c per gal. -
WHITE lead coo-lb iota 010 per id, less
tots 7c per lb. ., v
Keats and Provisions,
FRESH MEATS Inspected Beef, crime.
per lb; eows, 6j6e per lb; mutton,
dreaeed, 6i4t7c per lb; lambs, dressed, Tfee per
U.
FBESI1 MEATS Front street Beef ateera.
5V4(oVic ier lb; pork, block, &6e per lb;
5,H6iWc ner lb: bulls, 4Ui4Hc Her Ibt eows
peckers, erec per lb; mutton, dressed, did
6 He per lb; Inaiba, dressed, 6 43 7c ier lb; real
small, NiNc per lb; large, OH'U'Oc per lb.
HAMS, BACON, ETC Portland pack (local)
hams. 10 to 14 lbs. 13c per lb: 14 to IS !.
13c per lbs 10 to 20 lbs, 12c tier lb;
cottage, i)e per lb; picnic. " 8q per
lb: breakfast bacon; 1417c per lb; regu
lar abort clear, unsmoked, 10c per lb;
st-ked, -lCper lb: clear backs, unsmoked.
lOe per lb; smoked, lie par lb; Union butts,
lb to IS lbs, unsaioked. 8c per lb; smoked. Pa
per lb.
ElABTERN PACKRO HAMS Under 14 lbs,
1C per -lb; oeer 15 11m. 13c per lb; fancy,
t.;t,i.l4,-- per lb; plcniva, S4e --per lb;'
shoulders, 10c per l: dry -salted aides, ouamoked,
e per lb; smoked, lOfce per lb; breakfast
bacon. 14K916fee per jb; faacy, igye per lb.
L4M AL LA KU Kettle lesf. 70s. 10e per
ll: 6s, 11c per lb; Bo-lb tins. 10c per lb;
steain-renJnred, loa, 0e per lb; 5a, loc per
lb; Boa, $c per lb; componud tierces, 7 Vic per
lb; tubs, 7e P" lb; Bos. 7c per lb.
EASTERN LARD Kettle leaf. 10-lb tins.
Ul.e per lb; 6. HSc per lb; 60-Ib tins, 10e
txr lb; steam -rendered 10s. IOVjC per lb; Bs,
IftV.N M lh. KiU. Dl'M 1h. " - .
-(Abor pai'king-house price are net cash, IS
, CANNED SALMON -Columbia rleer 1-lb tslls.
$1.76; 2-lb tails, $2.40; funcy Mb flsta, $1.00,
W-lb fancr flats. $1.16: -fancy Mb oral. 62.80;
Alaska rails, pluk, 80c; red, $1.6e; tails,
$2 (.
FISH flock cod. 7e per lb; flonnriera.-Be pet
lb; halibut, 7Uc per lb; crabs. $1.25 perf dos;
rasor clams, OffiPlOc per dos; little-neck clama.
8c; strlpeJ basa. 12Hc per lb; Puget Sound
amolt, 6c per lb; eatflsb, 7e per lb: black cod.
per lb; aalmon trout, 12ViU)15c ! lb;
li-htters. 16c er lb! iierch. Be per lb: salmon,
sHrer I do. per lb; eteelheads, 8c per lb;
Chinook, 2'c per lb; herring, 4c per lb;
per lb; soles. Be per lb; torn cod, 6c per lb;
Columbia river smelt 8c per .lb; sturgeon,-7c
per lb; shrimp. 10c per lb.
OYSTERS Sboalwater bay, per gaL $2 2fl;
per sack. $3.73 net: Olympls. per sack, $5.25,
PRODUCE RING MUST
SELL SMALL LOTS
San Francisco, Feb. 16. The California Frnit
Gri.wer aays: '
Front alll appearancea the wholesale eotnmla
alnn merchant' aMociafb.il " le. na lant-lx-u
Is getting,. fr:iu cue difticulty into another,
hiuce the troubles Hb the harbor commission
In tegard to the sale of preuiiee on the wharf
ixmrnenced tbe as.K-li'tloii has. found itself
1-nt to an ?xperea for legal adrice and tbe
necessary adjuncts slid, baa - been forced to
levy cu assessment on memliera to cover tbeae
met tors. ' This has not been tsken kindly be
,tho smsller dvelers who are not so much latir-
eatea in. tne Bght'.ls tue large nouses and
tbere la considerable talk of diarnptlon. Meui
tiers of the comruivilou n:cicbBts' aeaoclatlon
wbo are rot toncerneil wllb- rbe prewtnt dlf
ficnltles to any great extent protest strongly
against tbls assessment and some sri advocs:
lug a wholesale- withdrawal. '
Must Sell Small Quantities. ; -i " ' '.
The latest trouble In commission circles la
the order issued on Wedn.wday by the lihrluir
commbwilon, wbi-'h comneU dealen to sell
poia toes aqd onions on the wharf In small
Quantities, It ha a previously been the custom
of commission men to sell on the wharf In
lots of not leas than 60 sacks of potatoes and
25 sacks of onions, they desiring -to do only a
wholesale bnalnesa on the docks. The harbor
commission baa, however, Issued the following
order, which reduces the sizV of the lots to
10 sacks of potatoes and S sacksiot onlonsL -"Holders
of permlta to sell perishable pro
ducts on the wbarv" wnd ether state property
under the jurisdiction of the board of harbor
commissioner must, on demand, sell to pur
chasers on aucb wharves and other state prop,
erty potatoes In lots as small' aa 10 sacks and
onions In lots as small as S sacks."
The Fan Francisco Produce association. rhee.
wise known as "the rlmr." Is composed of the
wrgn punu ana annul sealers or mat city,
A ahort time ago several of the firms were re
fused permission to sell -ootntoVs on the wharfs.
of that city by order of the board of harbor
commissioners, on account of what that body
conaidered trust measures in throttling competi
tion. Wolf A Sons, ens of the largest arms
In the combine, cave. a branch house In this
city. ,
WHEAT AND CORN ARE
SHOWING A DECLINE
Inrulshej b Overheck, Starr ft Cooks Co.)
Cblcaro. Feb. 16. Wheat Is lower rodsv
May opened at 874c was high at 98c and low
at 0644c. The close was 96c, a drop of Tc
during the day.. July opened at 88c, touched
DOttc and 88V,c as the high and low and closed
at 88 He, a drop of a He during the day's ses
sion, s
ITie corn market was also lower.
The various markets ranged aa follows:
vt neat-
. Open- . .High. Low. Close.
May.. ...I .071 $ .Wi t .OflU 1 .imiil
July..... .80 .004 .8814 .8844
corn .. '
May r6i; .BH .64 .MTi
July...., .B3M. ..BUH .52 ' .62
Oats :1'.- ' ,.'..'
May..,.. ..44 . ,44 .42 .42
July..... .30 .30' .30 .30 B
ut ' ' - ,
May..... 15.15 ' 1S.20 14 70 ,14.72
July...., 15.00 15.02 -14.86 14.65
Lardr- '
May 7.70 7. ao .- i.ao tm
July..... 7.87 7.87 7.70 . 7.70A '
BIOS .
May... T.20 7.27 . T.07 7.10
July..,.. 7.40 7.40 , 7.20 7.20
OTHER WHEATS MAY
: NOW BE DELIVERED
(Furnished by Overbeck. Starr Cooke Co.)
Chicago. Feb. 16. Br an amendment In the
rules adopted by the Chicago board of trade
today No. 1 and No. 2 bard winter wheat may
be delivered on contracts for -delivery on and
after Jnly 1 next by tbe payment of 2c per
bushel extra-. ITevlmis to the change made
today It required a payment of 6c per bushel.
This change does not affect purchases and
sates niaue lor delivery Deiore July 1 .
ALL LIVESTOCK STEADY.
'Portland Union Stockyards. Feb. 16, Receipts
of livestock In the local yards during the past
24 hours were quite small and all livestock Is
arm wiior ue loiiowiug quotations ruling:
Hogs Best, BMic; medium. Be.
Cattle Beat, $4.50: medium. $4.004.25.
Sheep Best, 84i4c; medium, 3c.
POHTLAND CLEAEINO-H0U8E BEFORT,
The renort of the Portland clesrlne.hnnae e,.
vesterdav shows:
( If Bring , ..$560,626.01
Balances 60,674.27
00TTOW CLOBES THE SAKE.
(Furnished by Overbeck Stnrr A Cooke Co. I
New York, Feb. 16. The cotton market closed
touay at aoont tne aame ngurea aa yeaterday.
xue ranges si me gusrsei were aa xoiiows:
linen. Hlirli. . t,w fla
February... 12.55 12.60 12.86 J2.8Pa44
March..... 12.05 12.110 1 2.34 3 2.64 fu,5
Aprll.v.i.'lS-'W'l-l-W 12-67 1 2.87(1171
May..,.. 12.02 1S.23 12.65 12.84ft8
June. ...... 12.00 18.05 12.85 12.87'a0
Juiy lt.wi j.i.m .12.10 . 2.0:i'u04
Auguat.... 12.65 12.83 12.20 1240W42
H.ptember. 11.75 11.1HI 11.65 J2.6ltrt5
October..,. 11.05 11.85 11.05 ll.oflmos
November.. 11.00 11.00 J0.D5 10.75j'MS
December.. 10.00 11.00 10.80 , 10.8686
.: HEW YORK XETAX CL08E,
New York. Feb. 18 Metal close; '
Conner Firm. Lake. $12.6 12.75: electro.
$12 I17?12.82: casting, $12.37 -(i12.62.
Mlver MiVaC asaea; i-inilon. CTV&d.
Tin Oulet. Boot. . $2.60ul2e.U0; Fehrnsrv.
$28.25ik2.75. .
Lead yuiet. npoi, 4.4n(4.oo.
BOSTOV COPPER CLOSE,
Boston, Feb. 16. Copper close:
Bid. .Ask.
Phoenix
Osceola ,
Victoria
Michigan
.. :n :
.. 6 0
.. 4 4V
40 41
.. 17 18 ,
..445 448
. 164 16
.. 40 46
Maeaac-btisetts
Conner Kange
centennial .................
Calumet , . . ................
Bingham I . . . , . . . . ... ......
Arcadian
Adventure
CHICAGO LOCAL STOCKS.
Chicago, Feb. 16. Local stocks were:
., .... . . Hid. ,.
Ask.
S6H
28
105
71V4
46
American Tlit Can................. 8
American Tin Can, pfd , :14'
National Carbou 27 U.
National Carbon, pfd .............. ni
Ctlcago City Hallway 160 ,
Itortb mae Kaiiway , 71114
West Hide Railway 40
V HEW TORE COFFEE CLOSE.
New York, Feb. 16. Coffee close:
February . ,
March ....
April .....
May ......
,....$5.45 .., $6.55
6.60 6.65
6.80 6.65
6,76 6 NO
June
one ,.,., a .....,.....,..,. . u.nn O.MI
illy ..v.. .L...... 6.05 S (HI
August 6.10 6.15
Heutember 6.25 . 8 x11
lk-toher 6.30 6X5
ivuvemner sail - 8 45
December ........ . , . . . j . w . , . . , . 6.50 ' 6 65
January ........ t 6.56 6.60
..... " " ' .
' SAM rHAMCIBCO GRAIN.
Kan Francisco. Feb. JH. 11 !.Kr a m a'hn.
May. $1.40. , ; - "
Barley May, $1.0T"i; eccniber, 1.02.
CHICAGO
MEAT
ACTIVE BUT WEAK
tkb anew omAss yriA ieoui.a,
BUT JTJXT AVITD BEPTEHSSB BOX.S
ABOTJT OUTB CEVT UBDEB OTHEX3
at OZ.OSB cobjt rouowi
"WHEAT OATS CZ.0SE SOWV.
(Knrnishe.l br Overbec', Starr A Cooke' Co.)
r Chicago, Feb. 16. Logan & Bryan ad
vise: The new grade of wheat wa Ir
regular, but the July and September
were about 1 cent under the others at
the close. ' It was a-very active and
very -weak market. The cables did not
respond to the - strength of yesterday.
Our markets showed some steadiness
after the ' opening, , but so6n began to
ease off under large offerings of long
stuff. The pit felt that , not only , Ar
mour, but other large local holders were
free sellers. General outside trade has
accumulated quite a long line of wheat
on . the recent advance, and ' .the local
speculative situation is less strong in
consequence.. 'A reaction""- was certainly
due, closing heavy and, almost at the
low -point for' the day. . A nervous and
unsettled market favorable at. least to
scalping operations Is likely.
Early Strength Xost
The action in wheat was about dupli
cated In corn. There was some good
buying early, but the strength of liqui
dation set In, which carried prices Oft,
There is no change in conditions of sup
ply and demand, and they are little re
garded. The fact, however, la that the
offerings of off grades are selling at a
discount. ; We are inclined to think
there will be two sides to the market
for the Immediate future. "
Oats Close Xiower.
Oats closed to 114 cents lower. The
primary weakness was In MayThe
market has shown the -effect of therat
ten selling for some days past. Patten
brokers made some show of supporting
prices on tne weakness today, but its
effect was not apparent Supply .and
demand have been largely obscured by
recent manipulation and enormous spec-;
ulative operations.;,
X.lq.uidation la Provisions.
The provision market ruled ' strong
early, but met with free selling by the
packers and later the weakness in grain
started liquidation througout the list,
Outside traders are still holding the
bag.
BROKERS OPINIONS
ON NEW YORK STOCKS
Logan A Bryan, New Tork: The stock market
waa firm early on . light offerings and some
covering by aborts, but tha Improvement was
maimy lost eeior the close end tbe. result Is
but little change Money is.jt jlttle easier In
New York. Tbe strong feature of the market
la the tenacity with which long stocks are
held. A stock of patience . seem needed.
DESCRIPTIOS.
:
Auial. Copper Co.
Atchison, com. ........
do preferred
Am. Csr A Found., com
do preferred...,...,.
Am. Hugsr, com
40 14
67
80
19Ts
68
40
4N
67
80
18
0
1
68 "
128
en
125
48
126
Am. Smelt,, com
4U
01
do preferred ..........
Baltimore A Ohio, com
do preferred
Brooklyn Haold Transit
01
78
W'
87
43 4
77
89
43
9
Canadian Pacific, com..
117
117
117
Chi. Alton, com...
do nreferred. ...
37
82
16U
' 87i
87
81
15
1411
163
1
82
18
Cbl. i OC West., com..
Chi., Mil. 8L Paul...
140ft
1 ni. norm., com...
Colo. South., com
JO
it
14
14
23
do 2d preferred...',.,.
23
ao 1st preterrea
Delaware A Hudson....
Erie, com
. do 2d preferred..,.,.
do lat preferred
Illinois Central
160
160
160
26
42
25
42
04 Vi
o-i
128
las
Louisville ft Nashville...
IBS
M
118
104
104
118
Metro. Traction Co
118
Manhattan Elevated., .,143HH43142Hll422
Minn., St. P. ft Bte. Mi!
do preferred
Missouri Pacific
M., K. ft T., com
New York Central......
Norfolk ft Western, com.
do preferred..,....,,.
North American
N. Y., Ont. ft West....
Pennsylvania By.......
P. O., L. ft 0. Co......
Pacific Mall Steam. Co..
Reading, com
do lat preferred......
Rep. Iron ft HteeL com.
do preferred
Roct Island, com
do preferred
Southern Uy.'. com..,..
do preferred
Southern Pacific
St. L. ft S. W., com..,.
do preferred
Texaa ft Pacific........
Tenn. Coal ft Iron
loa.
10
10
08
00
18M.
2
6w
89
11a
115
114
68
OS
OS
21V
21.
21
114
115
U4
urn
B
28
42
70
T
22
61
20
2H
42
42V4
eu
8
DC
22
23 Va
HZ
ez
2flf2(J
82
82
81
46
48
15
84
47
15
34
87
14(4
83
37 '
T., St. L. ft 8. W., com;
do prererrea..
Union Pacific, com. ...
V. B. Leather, com...
do preferred. .........
U. 8. Rubber, com......
do preferred..
V. 8. Steel Co., com...
do preferred
Wisconsin Central, com.
do preferred..
Western Union Tele....
Wabash, com...........
78
7?
07
18
42
88
18
85
77
7 V
78
11
48
11
67
18
42
87
18
36
do preferred .
People's Oaa, Light A Coke company ei-dlvl-dend
of 1 per cent. '
Total aales for day. 254,000 ' '
Money, 1 per cent.
CHICAGO CA8H WHEAT.
Chicago, Keb. 16. Cash wheat at noon
Bid.
was;
Ask.
.03
.02
.03
.01
.
.07
.86
NO." 3 re I
97
06
No. 8 red ,
No. 2 bardwlnter, river
No. 8 hard winter, river .......
.00
.82
.1)6
.00
.89
No. 1 Northern spring- ,
No. 2 Northern sprlug ,
No. 8 spring
PRIMARY RECEIPTS AVO SHIPMENTS.
Chicago, Feb. 16. Tbe primary receipts show:
Today, year ago.
, . uusneis. lJusbels.
..... 0H5.OOO 485,000
..... 800,000 478,000
Wheat
Corn .............
Nhinments were:
Wheat
88.1.000
608,000
176.000
663,000
Corn -
BRAD8TREET S ORAIM REPORT.
Chicago. Feb. 16. Bradstreet's report ahows:
Wheat Bast of the Mors tea. decrease,! ami .
000 bushels; Knrope and afloat. Increased 80o!
000 busbels; tot si lucresse. 2I7.0OU bushels.
lorn iJecressea jm.issi bushels.
Oats decreased 880,000 buabela.
CLOSE Of LIVERPOOL GHATS.- ' '
Liverpool. Feb. 19. Close! Whstrtn.
changed to lower.
lorn unchanged. .
rXEITCHKAS CHABTXUIZO.
The French bark Dunlelr. 1.76ft tnna
has been chartered to load general cargo
at Hull for Portland by Balfour. Guthrie
& Co. . . .. .; .
.We WOUld not hint that ' thai TTnltBri
States senate . Is dee-eneratlnsr.. hut
do wish that senators would shun In-
lllntm,nll
N RAISES
POTATOES TOO
GOTEKlTMEirT HAS OTEBX.OOKSD
THIS PACT, SAT POKTLAJTO SHXT
PES8, Aim BT PATBOnrzisra BAIT
rBANCISCO KABKXTB I.OSES
MOWBT.
Portland potato . shippers are up In'
arms over the action of the govern
ment in Ignoring the claims of this sec
tion as r potato-producing state.
In the matter of - government con
tracts all bids call for San Francisco
delivery and this places the local ship,
pers at a disadvantage of about 20 cents
a hundred In their bidding the cost of
the shipment from Portland to that city.
The government a. short time ago let
a contract for a large amount of pot
toes to a Ban Francisco firm anct" has
since that. time been buying large quan
tities,, but In small lots, from the Bay
City -merchants. -.'' :'.'. r ' .t, ?-;
-' The Portland dealers protest against
this and say that they are able to fur
nish the government' with a better grade
of stock at cheaper price than their
competitors. . - , ; .
Another contract ; is soon 7 to be let,
but the Portland "shippers say that un
less the government changes Its points
of delivery,' making it optional with the
shipper as to the point of delivery on
the coast, they will be unable to com
pote. COURT WILL NOT
BE DICTATED TO
"Well, If you object you can Just step
outside of the courtroom, for I am going
to ask the witness all the questions . I
see tit 'to," remarked Municipal Judge
Hogue this morning to A. King Wilson,
who -was acting as attorney for K. J.
McMonies. a harness maker who is being
sue by Chin Joe on the charge of as
sault and -battery. The case was settled
by Judge IHogue ordering McMonies to
pay the Chinese the amount claimed by
him. . . . y. ; '.; :'.
Before the case was 'tried Judge Hogue
asked Mr. Wilson .if he would admit Mr.
McMonies owed the Chinese $2.50. "We
will not admit anything," replied Mr.
Wilson. Judge Hogue then addressed Mr.
McMonies, asking him if he would ad
mit that he owed Chin Joe 22.50.
"I object to the court asking my client
any questions," stated Mr. Wilson. Judge
Hogue ac once informed the attorney
that the court would ask as many ques
tions as It wanted to. .
Chin Joe stated on the witness stand
that he had gone to the home of Mr. Mc
Monies to get 11.60 that he said was
due. A row ensued In which Mr. Mc
Monies assaulted the man , from the
Orient, pushing him out of the window
and Injuring him.
Mr. McMonies stated that the Chi
nese had come lout on the evening of
February It and demanded money and
had become so abusive, that it was neces
sary to puthlm out ofte house.
COULD NOT MOVE
FOR EIGHTEEN DAYS
Coming up tha coast from San Fran
Cisco the schooner Andy Mahony, which
reached port yesterday, experienced one
of the roughest passages in her history.'
She was 20 days making the run to the
mouth of the Columbia river. Aside
from losing several suits of sails no
material damage resulted.
Shortly after leaving the bay city a
cairn -was encountered, and- for 18 days
tha Mahony lay as though In a dream.
Not a breese stirred during that time,
the stillness becoming oppressive.
When the spell was finally broken a
succession of gales set In, which finally
terminated in a cyclone. Nearly all the
sails were stripped from the masts. Ex
tra ones were hoisted In their, place, and
the balance of the voyage waa completed
without further incident. " , -..
The Mahony will load lumber at the
Inman-Poulsen mill for the return trip.
VESSELS CHAXTEXEO.
Exporters received word yesterday
tnat your sailing vessels lying at Ban
Francisco have been chartered, in the
last day or two. Several of them had
been on the market for Portland load
ing. They are as follows: French bark
Bonchamp, French bark Earmount. Ger
man ship Octavla and the British, bark
Zlnita. The two first named were fixed
to carry wheat from the Bay City to
tha United Kingdom, the other two to
load lumber at Puget sound for Callao.
Several years ago the Zinlta went ashore
near-uray a. iiarborr but escaped -Dractt.
cany unaamagea. she was towed to
victoria ana rrom there to Portland,
reacning nere in time to save a charter.
; MAXIWB X0TES.
(Journal Sneclal Kunir
Astoria. Feb. 16. Arrived at n mil
left tip at J a. m., steamer Aurelia. from
isan jfTancisco. ijert up at wiidnlght.
' "We have Itlf food." '
FIVE BIG MARKETS
STJXITTSrDB HABXET 997 Belmont
street. Phone Scott 3998. -
rACOTO KAXXET -West Park and
Washington. Telephone Main 1541.
ALBAIIT MAXKBT 365 First street
. Phone Bed 1226. .
BTAX MAXXBT 68S Williams avenue.
Phone East 633. " ,
STATB KAXXET First and Salmon
streets. .Telephone Main 1657. '
ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA (new
crop) lb. 20c
Good Rice, S lbs ,...,,.,.,,05o
Butter, none better, and as good as the
"best, per roll BOo
I cans Oysters ..'., .........aso
Hard Wheat Flour, per sack ...... tl.OU
Navel Oranges, dozen ......... ,.,..10e
10-lb. box Maccaronl.or 8pagettl...35e
". THREE CANS PEAS, BEANS,
TOMATOES, 25c
PORTLAND PACKING CO.
.- 0 TOU TAXB ICB ,
DO TOW USB COAL
If so, remember tha Crystal loe
k Storage Co. Phone, East 844.
OREGO
THE PORTLAND
FOXTZJLHXl, OXZOOS
AMERICAN
PLAN
. lmJ T
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HEADQUARTERS FOR .TOURISTS AND COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS..
' - '
peolal rates made to t amlllea and single rentlemea. Tha maaagemama
wUl be pleased a all times to show rooms and give prices. A modem
Tuxklsi Data establishment la tha hotel.
. X. O. BOWEK8, Mavnager.
DR.
TAUCOTT
250! Alder St
' DRINK THE OLD
GAMBRINUS
..''.','. v" -.. ; ' p. , ' "'... -; - - ' . ' ' -' T ' :". ' "" - !-':-. -A '. ' f-
SEND ORDERS FOR BOTTLED BEER
TO OFFICE, 793 WASHINGTON ST.
TELEPHONE No. KA1H
schooner J. M. Weatherwax. Arrived at
9:15 a. nr.. a three-masted French ship.
Outside at 9 a. m., a three-masted bark.
Spoken, February II, French bark Ar
men, from Antwerp, 30 miles west of
Gray's Harbor, with main royal yard
blown away.
San Francisco,. Feb. 18. Sailed at 8
last night, steamer Charles Nelson, for
Columbia river. Arrived at 11 a, in.,
steamer Aberdeen. -
Astoria, Feb. IS.- Sailed At 11 a. m.,
barkentlnes Encore nd Gleaner, for San
Francisco.
Astoria, Feb. IS. Condition of the bar
at 8 a. m., rough; wind northwest;
weather cloudy. .
1NDRAVELLI IS
DUE ON MARCH I
On March 1 the Oriental liner Indra-
vellt Is due to arrive at Portland from
Tokohama, having sailed from the latter
port on February 13. Word of the sail
ing was received at the local office of
the company this morning. .
The steamship Claverlng, under char
ter to the Portland-Asiatic line, la ex
pected to reach here about February ZO.
She Is coming from Salinas Cms, Mex
ico, by way of San Francisco. Her ar
rival at the Bay City haa not yet been
reported. J. V. C Comfort, general
manager for the China vCommenslal
Steamship company at San Francisco,
will be a passenger to Portland.
The Claverlng will probably be loaded
and bound for the Orient before the
T , 1 . . . - , . . .. M..,,
muraveill puts in on vppcarBuvo- x- uii
cargoes of flour and lumber are await
lng the vessel. ?
Protrndl&aT Bars.. ...
Protruding ears, which are always
ugly, can be prevented If a mother takes
a little trouble when her child is young.
Care should be taken not to allow, him to
He on his side witn nis ears aoumea over,
and when his hat is put on, that .they
are fiat against his head. -
, If this treatment has not resulted In
ears that lie back properly, try bandag
ing the ears closely to the head at night;
Tut"lt-hTTi1ace'Tjulte ttghtiy- and sprinkle
a little powder behind the ears to pre
vent chafing. ' '
O SPICES, o
COFFEE,TEW
DAIGNC POVDER,
nj,von;;;o extracts
ttjoIuItfHrlry. Flavor.
a05SETGDEYEH5
r r PORTLAND, ORCCON.
Woman
Is Interested snd should know .
1 sdoui ms wonuerini
MARVEL Whirling Spray
Tfla new Vastasl Rrrlaf. Jnjro
turn and iSuftitm. Hst-8af.
A.t vase irmnM tar ft
j t ne rannot sittiniv t
MaSVKL. aciwiit no
other, not send stanio for -
II llatratMl hoat mUS. IIvIvm
mil oartlulars and il rs,-l inn. in.
alnabls to l.iii.. ss a n v s-1, s-fa..
uswsj aitag.i isovr aarau
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TALCOTT TALK TO
DISEASED MEN
THE DIQJSflTT OP OUR PROFESSION DOES
not permit us to speak too freely of our accom- "
filishments, yet it is the duty- of a recognised and ;
egltlmate physician to say sufficient that the- pub
lic may distinguish htm from the impostor . This
we are entitled to state: - ' Our practice Is - the '
largest on the Coast, built up by the personal feo
.ommendatlon of one patient to another. It can be
stated, too, without, fear f contradiction, that
. previous to our announcement of the importance of
urethral and prostatic inflammation as factors -in'
the disorders of men, that treatment was conducted
in an unsuccessful manner. -- ., .
Our brilliant cures and the copying of our meth- '
ods by others Is evidence of our superiority.
A Special attention riven o Varicocele, Strlotara,
les, Hydroeele, Contagious Blood Diseases and,
Aoute and Ohroalo Urethral .and Froatatlo Inflam
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BOTH PHONES.
C. OEE WO
The Qreat Chinese Doctor .
Is called great be
cause his wonderful
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known throughout
the United Btates.
and because so many
people are thankful
to him for saving
their lives from
OPERATIONS"
Ha treata any and
all diseases with,
powerful Chinas
herbs, roots, buds.
hark, and vfl"0tartlAia
Zi
il Jit "that are entirely un
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less remedies. This famous doctor knows
the action of over KOO different remedies
that he has successfully used indifferent
diseases. He guarantees to cure catarrh,
asthma, lung troubles, rheumatism, ner
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male trouble and all private diseases.
Hundreds of testimonials. ; Charges
moderate. Call end see him.
COITSUX.TATIO rBB.
Patients out of the city wrlta fop
blank and circular. Inclose stamp. - Ad
dress '
THE C. GEE WO CHINESE
MEDICINE CO.
25S Alder street, Portland, Or. Men
tion this paper.
The largest and moat complete tin
dertaklnt; eatabliahment on the Coast.
F. 3. Dunning, Inc., 414 East Alder,
corner East Sixth. Both 'phones.
Calls promptly answered to any part
of the city.-'-'- -
COMMISSION'
CO. (incorporated)
Capital and Surplus 800,000.00.
Brokers in- ''
Crain.Provisions, Slocks and Bond!
Largest Private Wire System in America.'
Responsible and Conservative. '
We Charge No Interest for Carrying . Lor
BIWH,
I1" 1 ' : t
W. A. RYER & CO., Correspondents
213 Stark Street. '
t - - ' - 1
TUSCAN
MINERAL SPRINGS
OPEN THE TEAR ROUNIX S
Cases of DvsDenstsL lndlreatlnn r.
tarrh of Head and Stomach, Omit nti.n.-
matlsm and ALL blood diseases taken
under a guarantee to be Cured in a spe
cified time or all expenses. Including!
railway fare both ways, refunded,
These waters renovata tha snM
tern and remove almost every disease.
Bend 5 On for a bottle of rSomach and
catarrh salt
Round-trip tickets at reC need rates.
Inquire of any Southern PaclAo railroad
ft rent. "
TUSCAN MINERAL SPRINGS CORP
afnsoaa Springs, CaX
Frank J. Hellen, manager.
A Boynton Furnace
111 1 1 11 iiiii 11 si mm in 1 11 1 1 i.m
! ' ; . -1 ! I r 1 n f
In your house soon pays for itself in
comfort and saving of fueL Let us n
ure with you on the cost of installing
one In your house. . , -.
J. O. Bayer ruraaoa Co., . ' I
26S Bec9nd 0t. , ; . lei. Main t-,
j