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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND," THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1904.
IS HEAT TRUST,
REALLY TO GO
EGG MARKET HAS REACHED ITS HIGH POINT
FOR WALLA WALLA
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VKW YOUK CITY Brentano's. flnine sonar. ,
VY-atber condition and general forecast for
Orciryn. Washington and Idaho Kulr weather
i ptvdila everywhere In the Paclne state. Rain
aid snow have occurred in northern Arlrma,
rortlMM-n New Mexico, -Utah, Colorado. -Wye
mine, eastern Montana and In the Missouri
an.1 npper Mississippi valleys. , t
Sharp fmsfs it occurred this morning In the
north Pacific state, but none Is reiiorted In
Cnllfo-rnia,' although the temperature lu that
. it ate Aver close tp.tbe .frost mark early .this
The Indication are for fair weather in thl
district tonight" And Friday, except In Weat
ern Washington, - where showery Conditions
will prohnblv ooern agntn by Friday. There
will lie sharp frosts ana In tonight In tha north
I'aH.le slates, ........
Maximum temperature In tha past 24 boar;
02; minimum temperature, 34; precipitation, ,01.
Ony W. Lonjr. S3: Ixmlsa Ann OnWen. 22,
I'red Wild. I'lorc county, Washington, 21;
Ezura Iarsen, Jti. ... ,
C. II. Prje, 22; Mary Nplson. 21. : ;
It. Kishi-r. 68; Haunnh M. Walser. 44.
Mrk A. IlnKK.vblom, 34: Olfta M. Johnson. 84.
Nathaniel Lawrence. King county, Washing
ton. 28; Evelyn May Oaroy,-21. ...
B. B. Cole, Dawson, Y. T., 44; Netta E.
Baker. S3. .
Hurry Thomas. 2B. Inca Snell, 28.
March 2ft. Nancy J. Geasa, aged 88 year,
at 544 I'inatlira avenue; cancer. Interment
March 20. Elisabeth O. Tuttle, aged 68 year,
at 614 Multnomah atrcet; fever. Interment
ltlver View cemt-tery.
March 28. Nnixilcon II. - Russell, aged 63
years, at St VliinMit hospital; cancer. In
terment Lne fir cemetery. '
March 30, Snsan Jane Myers, aged 44 year,
at St. Vlnrent'a hospital; exhaustion from
operation. Interment at Kcwberg, Or. , , . ...
Crematorium, oa Oregon City ear Una. aear
i SellwoiKl; modern, cientlflc. complete. Charge
! Adulta, $.15; cbildrea. 823. Visitor 9 a. m.
, to 8 p. m. Portland Crematioa aaaoclatloo.
'Portland, Or. ;, . ' , .;.
Tb r.dwsrd Flolmnn Undertaking company,
funeral directors and mbalmera, 20 Third
atreet I'hon 801,
J. P. Plnley ft Son. funeral director and
"em ha 1 men, hav removed to their new eetab
' llslimebt. corner Third and Madlaoa atraata,
lloth pbonea No. C
Clark Bra, for Bower. JS9 Uorrlaoa stnet.
REAL ESTATE TEAHSYEBS. .
Snmwl C. Jaggor to K. R. 0-llr.ky. Vt
l. t 7, blork 3SH, Uawthorna Park 81300
J. K. Scott to Sophie lUUberg, lota T, 8. ,
block 11, Center add., EaKt Portland - I
Alfred fallow and wile to J. E. Scott,
. lota 22, 'i, block 3, Sunrise Park, kit.
Mrs. Minnie MK'sll to Mrs. Jessie Zimmer
man, parcel land Arcbon Kelly D. L. :.,
also hits I, 2, block 12, Heusea'f add.. . .1
'Jin Slrt'ill to same, 8 acre section 18,
township 1 south, range 2 east, also lota
1. 2. block 12. Ilanaen'a add.,.....,,... 1
Harriet L. Oruber and husband to The
Tit I- Guarantee A Trust Co.. lot 2. block
2. Highland Park
lolin V. Uiwklrk and wife to William E.
Knight auu. wire, 11 acres section 7,
toniKhlp 1 north, rang 1 east.....!... 1800
Thomas tirsham and w1f to Robert Funa-
lou. parcel lsnu sections 31, 82, township
, i north, rsnge 2 east......
t II XI . rl. V .nil Ml,. rm. n......
1"U 1, 4. block 17. lota 1 to 18 InclusireS
bl-k 21. Tolman Tract.,."......,.
Ht-lllo Sinltb to John ttorklsh, loU.l, 8,
Mork 18. Multnomah add.......
Vnl Market Co. to Talon Market Asa'n
, block 1)2. city ... ..12500
Mi:ry 0. Hart nd husband to Christian
IWckaon, l.u 10 to 13, block 'T, Brain
ard ,.,.. 829
JiJianna t'nrtln to W. I. Van Bchuyrer,
; Mock 8. Hawthorne Avenue add......... 2450
ni-yym itaroni 10 a. Angercian, lot 16.
1. block 23, Llnntmi.
J. P. Watson et at, executors, to Rachael
Vinson, lots 7, 8, , trsct V, Overton
Park ,, j.. ,
Amite R. I "rucks and husband to the Ore
gon Water I'ower A Railway Co., 4.7l
. sires .section 14, township 1 south, range
8 east "
E..J. Harer to Tnllle S. Harer. parcel land
section 8, township 1 aouth, range 1
Clara A. Pechhelmer to Mabel A. Feob-
ocimer. lot A. I'alstina Hill , act - - 1
0. W. Bolster md wtfe to WTllIsm Reldt
south 45 feet lot 3, block 51, IlolUday'a '
T. HoUfus and wtfa to Mllger Habn. lot
a liliu-k 1 All.lna IIn......1 .
W. n. Fecbhelroer et al to Clara P.'pieh'.
bclmcr, proiierty lu Palatine Hill.,..,., 1
utrst IloUfuss to E, llolafuss, lot .
I'liK'k 7, Albtna Homestead..... 1
Oct your Insure no and abstracta to rea.'
ertat from th Title Guarantea A Tract oo
i.ny. Chamber of Commerce building.
William Vict i to erect 2-tnry dwelling on
Tlmrmsn. between Twenty-thlry and Twenty
fmirtU streets: 81.600. ;
U. C. Redmsa, to erect 1 -story store on
Circcley. between KllUngsworth and Burton
Rotwt W, Dickey, to erect 1-story cottage
on Kenton, liclweea Broadway and Cherry
streets: f 1 ..
Mr. Rohlnson, to erect 2-story dwelling on
r.i.st TwitrniecoBd, between Pine and Ash
Streets; $i4'l. . 1 i
Kiiwsrd Keep, to eeect 1 -story cottage oa
Ft Twrltth. between Wygant and Spring
It 1J streets; $70. . ,
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' ' Froforrad Stock Canned OooOa. '
AJlea LewU' iiaat UtuaX , -
EGG MARKET IS
TOTTERING AT TOP
JtECEIFTS TOBATBSEAZ BECOBSB
Or BEVEKAIi WEEKS AND FEEZ
IWO OH TROUT STBEET IS HOT BO
riKM BI.TJESTEM WHEAT STILi
' adyancj.no.' .
Front Street,' March 31. The principal Item
of lutereut in the Portland , wholesale market
today arc: .
.; Kgjs bare reached top. '
CbickCiis continue acarce. ;
Hogs are quoted feigner.
Rlueatem wheat advanced again.
' Potatoea ara higher. i
Ouiou market 1 better,
. Asparagus 1 advanced. i t
Veal 1 not so arm. -
Xgg Begin to Waaten, .
. Today the receipt In the egg market were
much larger than for any two day during
tha . current week aud tb result waa that
the tone of the market waa not so good a
It baa been. There was no changes made In
the prices, but the tendency of the market
caa easily be aeen, as those grocers who na
na I ly buy In 5 or 10-caae lota today only pur
chased single ease, because, they lay, that
they expected a dump In the market during the
next few; days. Tne present action ot the
farmers la holding their stock and then rush
ing them la near Easter was foretold In The
Journal several days ago and today's weaker
feeling waa not a surprise. There Is now
plenty ot egg to go around and aa soon
as thl fact became apparent to tha retail
trade the bnya were not so large. Tb Sound
cities are still In the market and may poaal
I'ly take aU.4he surpliik of thl market' during
the present week, but a downward move of
quotation la expected during the coming week.
Chickens Just aa Bcaroa.
Cblckena were just a scarce along Front
street today . aa they have, been during, the
past few weeks, . despite the fact that the
tveeipt today showed a slight Improvement
There 1 an excellent call for ducka, geeae and
turkey In fact, anything that carries feathers
will sell at good figure.
Bag Ars Quoted Higher.
The scarcity lu the hog market la Just aa
acute aa ever and with tha more spirited demand
quotations took au upward move today. Larger
recelpta of bog are expected a soon ss the
weather -settle sufficiently to allow the farm
ers to come to town without losing their
ti-sms on the way, but fairly good figures are
expected in the bog market right along.
Veal Market I Weaker.
Thing ar vastly different in the veal market,
however, and the tone of thla product la not
quite as ilrm . as It waa yesterday. Th very
heavy receipts of tb poorer grade stock bar
at , last caused tha better grade to weaken
despite the fact that tha receipt of the ebole
good are email.
Beef Market Inactive.
' There were' quite heavy receipt In beef dur
ing the past few day aud tb market 1 assum
ing a weaker tone. Every retailer In the city
Is filled to overllowlng with beef and the
stocks tbat arrived on Front street of late
have been overlooked. , '
- Oood Mutton U Wanted.
Good mutton is fiudlng a ready aale along
Front street at price tuat seem tb be aatla
factury to the shippers, tor there 1 plenty
of tbls class of stock arrlvlug to suit tha
deuuad. Poor mutton la being turned down
and Is a drug on tua .market '
Blueatam Wheat Advanced Again,
Th sensational rla lu. the price of blueitem
wheat yesterday did uot end the upward fluc
tuation for toduy, the quotation showing an
other advance, the market being le higher. There
was no change, In other grade of Wheat today.
( , , Flour Market Continue Strong.
The Hour market touny assumed a stronger
tone and the . buying were larger than tor
several days previous. , The retailer who
thought a week ago that tba quotations on
dour would go dowu Wera the llrst ones to br.y
when the new of the great shortsge in blue
Item and vl)ty. wheat became apparent
Potatoes Are" Higher.
The potato niarket, is showing a better tone
today, fbe denier arc again making soma
endeavor to buy. Quotation tn th potato
market today are about Ac higher. Thl la
Caused by the better teellug aud tb conse
quent higher price ruling la the 'Frlaco
market An ettort Is being msdp by some
of the larger operator to bear the market
down to a lower level, and Soma of the larger
dealer have been offering then: stocks fur
salo with this purpose lu view. MiKlnley
Mitchell yesterday auapped np a buy of 5
rsva of potatoea at 11.00 from Wolf A Hons.
"I thiuk now as I told The Journal several
month ago," said UcKlnley Mitchell, "that
before the present season was over potato
price would range much blgber. AU Indi
cation now point to tb fact"
Onloa Market took Better.
The onion market I looking better today
and most of the dealer are now in the market
leady to buy at good price. There 1 a bet
ter feeling all around in tha onion market
and within the uext week or so au advance
la quotation la expected. f
Aeparagus I Advanced.
' Th quotation on aaparagua show an advance
of 1c a pouud today oo account of tb higher
pi ice iu in bu erancisco maraet it Is now
estimated that at least f2,uuo,uoi damage oc
curred to the aaparagua beds In California
during the kate flood. Still higher figure ara
txpecied to prevail. -
To Cold for Mohair.
A yet tbo receipt ot mobalr la thla market
have been uouilual, the weather being too cold
for shearing operations. The market la rather
weak and it la doubtful If over Wc'caa now
Merchant' Opinion ea Today' Market. -
W. B. (ilafke ' CoCalifornia 'steamer ar.
rived In today with usual cargo of vegetable;
ouly weakues la m en lu the creamery butter
W. 'J.'. Turner A Co. Poultry I (till bort;
plenty of egg now coming to suit the demand
a Till that t,.l. 1 - hu v. ,uun ... . ..K .... ' .
aud tb top price have ueen reached,
cell at Co. home- very utc tomatoes
now arriving fmm Florida.
Mark Levy Co. California steamer today;
car celery; asparagus scarcer on account of
uoods in C'allturnla.
Levy A Splegl Plenty of vegetable tn
niarkut .... : . .
Cbaiterton A Co. Potato market In better
ahape; egg very plentiful; apples are aelUug
Malarkey A Co. No freah salmon in market;
enough frozen stock: no Columbia river smelt;
11. K. Melkle. Potatoes are a little firmer;
some buying now; onion also have firmer tone,
L. Juggar. Potatoes and oulon ara both
a little llrrocr. . - f -..
liaveuport-Tboiupson Co. Car fancy orange
arrived toduy ahlpplng order ara more pleu
tlful; Juat received word tbat so.uou boxc
la, estimate of last year' yield of apple
In the lluod River valley; a to prices, the
4-tler Hpltseuberg and Vellow Newtona wer
sold to .New York City markets at f2 for
Mpitsonbergs and.81.e0 for Yellow Newtons;
Jonathans brought $1.60; during tb present
week apples like the Arkansas Black and
Wblt Helldower bare sold for 81.70 t. o. b.
Hood ltlver. These price ar of course for
fancy 4-tler atcck. "
Evetdlnjt A Farrell. Egga have a weaker
feeling with recelpta. larger; chicken just
a scarce, but no change wa made In prices;
there 1 the same strong demand tor ducks',
geese -and turkeys fancy turkey especially
urtnglug the top figures; bogs are scarcer and
blgber; fancy veal is still all right .
Dryer, O Malley A Co There la a ' little
Improvement in the ton pf the potato and tbe
Fugt; Son. Eggs are weaker. with larger
recelpta; chickens allow no Improvement tn the
arrival and the demand I Just aa strong; best
jCrsde. ot veal show a fair call; bog are
higher,, - ' r t, , .. . ,
" loft Hlne A Co. More liberal recelpta to
bogs, . Teul. chicken and egg; no special
change in prices. . ,
McKlnley Mitchell. Both tbe potato and the
onion, market are 1 better shape; Inquiry
from Arlaoua and Texas still remains strong
and there Is a better feeling tn 'Frisco,
Today s wholesale quotations, as revised, are
strata, rieur aad Fssd. i
WHEAT Walla Walla, -78c; blnestem, 88c;
rslley, 85c, - '
- BARLEY reed. $24 00; rolled. 825.00e28.00.
OATS No. t wblt. 28.00'327.00; gray,
l25.ola 28.00 per ton; price to furmera, white,
i3.0t)i 24.00; gray, $22.50 23.50.
K LOl It Be stern Orraon: Patents. 11 -in.
traigbtst (.l OUUIO; vslley, $3.90u.00: gra
ham. 4. .t.6; Ids. 83 oil ' -
MIUWILi itt Hi an, f 10.00, pn loa;- J4-
dllnga, $26.00 27.00; aborts, I $20.00; chop,
HAY Timothy. 15.00: eastern Oregon $18.08
f?l50; mixed, $13.00(itl3.50; clover, $10.0fa
12.00; . wheat. $12.00(if 12.60; cheat 12.ouu
13.00; oat $12.00012.50.
i . . v Hop, Wool and Hides, . .
HOPS 27420 for choice 24 S 26e for prime;
poor quality, 18(iiC2oc; contract, iuu4, 18c.
WOOL Valley, coarse to medium. ll!u)18Ht;
fine, lo'10V.c; eastern Oregou, 10U15c.
MOHAIR New, 2K(i30c.
SHEEI'SKIISS aueurliig 10Q20c; short wool.
HOiif.iUc; medium wool, eodtouc; long Wool,
HM-itiSl 01) each.
TALLOW Prima, per lb, 4Q5c; No. I and
HIDES Dry bldos, No. 1, 16 lb nd up.
14HC per lb; dry kip, No. 1. 6 to 15 lbs,
!2He; dry calf. No. 1, under 6 lbs. 15V.
dry salted, balls and stags, 1-3 less than dry
fllut; salted bides, rteer, sound, 00 pounds or
over, 6Vd7c; 50 to 80 lbs. 0M,c; under 50 lb
ud cows, BVjfiOMiCi stag and bulls, sound.
i'W. kin, 15 to 30 lb. 6Hc; sound, 10 to
14 lbs, 4 Wc: calf, sound, under 10 lbs, aHc;
green (nnsalted), le per lb less; culls, le per
lb less; horse hides, salted, each. $1.2531.75:
dry, each, $1.00yi.50; colts' bide, each. 23a
60cj goat skins, common, each. lOHJloc; An
gor. with wool on. each, 2dcQ$1.00. ; v ;
Butter, Eggi and Poultry.
, BUTTER FAT Sweet, 28Mic; sour. 28H.
BUTTKtt Crealnety, eitrs fancy, iJOe; fancy,
Va'Hie Caltrornta, 25c; ordinary, 22Mi
cold storage; 23ui24e; eaatern, 24c: reuo
rated, lvuuc; dairy, 184tlJc; store, 100U',e-
KUUS l'rceb Oregon, 18c; dirties, J7lic;
brkers, 17Vc. - ,
CHEESE New Full cream, twin. 13Q18V,C;
Young America, 14e; California. 12 He.
POULTRY Producers' prices - Chickens,
mixed,- 14c per lb; bens, 14jtl4V.e per lb;
rooster, old, 11((,11V4 per lb; springs, 14 a
loe per lb; broilers, 17 (f 18c per lb; fryers,
141dc per lb; ducks, ola, 12c per lb; young,
13c per b; geese, 7K68c per lb; turkeys, 15
Idc per lb; dressed, loe per lb,
fruits and Vsgetablsa.
POTATOES $1.25; buyer' price for ship
ping, nuc&el.Ue . cwt; ordinary, $1.00 per
sacs; uuiug, 7biuc; sweeu, 'i per 10;
new, 4c per lb.
UtfluNS Oregon, $2.25;-buying price, beat
$2.w'.lo; i.o.o. Fortlaud, i2t.
FRbSH FRUITS Apples, Oregon, 'S5c$2.25;
per box; oranges, navula, $1.V(,2.25 per box;
tangerlue. 7ocu1.00 per box; bananas, 5c per
lb; lemons, choice, $2.2ii(j2.50 per box; fancy
SM.rftniil.oo per box; hmea, Mexican, 85c per 100,
pineapples, ga.oo;. cranberries, Jersey, -1'it
iU.UU; peraluiiuons, $1.60 .
VlUa;T'ARLtv Turulps, 85c per sack; car
rots, $l.ou per sack; oeets, $1.00 per sack;
radishea, 12(u15 per dos; csbbage. Oregca,
$2.00; California, $1JM)Q2.00 per crate; hot
nous lettuce, 60c per do; green peppers,
be per ib; horseradish, 7Hc- per lb; celery,
5o(jiuoe per dos; tomatoes, $1.25 per
box; parsnips, $1.25; cuvuuioera, $.25 pet
dos; butter beans, 10c per lb; sprouts, ec;
eauUoower, $l.S0(g2.0u; articbokes, 75dU0c per
dos; green pcaa, 7QHc per lb; asparagus, oe
DRIED FRUITS Apples, evaporated. 80Te
per lb; apr'opta, llldc per lb; sack, H
per lb leas; peaches, aigOc per lb; pears. 8SJ
per ib; pruuee, Italian, 8i4fe4c per lb;
French, 8j)4He per lb; ttga, California
blacks, 6nsy,c per lb; do whites. 47c
per lb; plums, pitted, 6HSe per lb; dates,
golden, 8Mio per lb; tarda, 1.60 per 15-lb box.
UAloiNit Meedetl, fancy, lib cartons, 50
package to case, 8c pkg; eeded 12-os
carton, Tfte; loos Muacatela, fio-lb boxes, 74)
bKe per lb; London layers, $.852.00; clusters.
$2.6u3.75; H 25c; fcs, ouc advance ever
FlUS Ten 1-lb carton, choice brand, $1.00;
10 1-lb cartons, fancy brand, $1.10; 10 1-lb
bricks, 2-cnwn, 80c; 10 1-lb bricks, 3-crown,
Doc; 50 W-lb bricks, per box. $2.25; 4-row lay
ers, per iu-lb box, 8uc; loose, 50-lb boxes, per
lb, StdUMc. Csliamyrnaa Six-crown, lO-lb car
ton, per box, $2.00; 6-crown, 10-lb carton, per
box. $1.75; 4-crown, 20 H-lti carton, per box.
$1.75..',. .. ..
Oroceri, Kuta, Zto.
SL'OAK "Sack hauls" Cubo, $5.70; pow
dered, $5.05; dry granulttctl, $5.55; beet grauu
lated, $6.45; extra C, $4.i; golden C. $4.06;
bbla, loc, bbls, 2oc; boxes, hoc ad fanes wa
sack basts, leas 25 cwt for cash, , 16 days;
ikaple, I4tuilt)c per lb. ... : . , . : , . ;.
. uoNfcii HHMise. i ''
COFFEE Ureen Mocha, 21 28cj Jav, fancy,
2b(ttii2c; Java, good, 2u2oc; Java, ordinary,
laMuc; Cjata luca, fancy, lu4t2oc; Costa Hies,
good, ltt&tlMc; Costa Idea, ordinary, HU13e par
lb; package coffee, $12.87.
IK AS Oolong, dlilereut grade, 26(39oc;
gunpowder, SjtotiiifuJ.w; Ungllah breakfast, dir
turvnt grades, iz vtujooc; spiderleC, anuokired
Japan, uUioci greeu Japsu (very carce), gu
SALT Fine Bales, 2. S, 4s. E. 10s $2.00;
fin table, dairy, 60s, 36c; 100s, 85c; Imported
Liverpool,, bus, 5oc; 100. 08c; 224s. $l.lu.
Worcester llbls 2s, 3s, $5.5U; 6s. $5.25; lUs,
$5.uo; bulk, 82U Iba, $5.00; sacks, 60s, 88c
SALT Coarse, half ground, 100s, per ton,
$b.uu; bus, per ton, $7.0o; Liverpool lump rock,
$23.0u per ton; 60-lb rock, $8.6U; loos, $8.00.
OMAl.N BAUS Calcutta, $i.7&(fl.ou per 100.
RICK Imperial Japan, No. 1, 6e; Mo, 2,
4; Mew Orleans head, 707VaC
BEANS Small wblte, 8c; .large whits,
$3.60tf3.ti0; pink, $4.uul bajou, c Lltnaa,
M UTS Peanuts; 8)4c; Jumbos, 8 Ho Ib, raw,
$44l0e per lb for roasted; cocoanuu, 85Q0O8
per dos; walnuts, 14wl0e per lb; pine
nuts, lu12e per lb; hickory nuta. loe per
Ib; cheatuuts, eaatern, 16j,lttc per lb; Uraall
nuts, 16c per lb; filberts, 15 U 18c per lb;
fancy pecans,. x4Ull6c per lb; almonds., Vi&
c per lb. ' .
WIKhl NAILS Present baa at $2.85.
ROPU Pur Manila, 13V4.c; standard, 12e;
tsal. 1054c ,
Paints, Coal Oils, Eta.
COAL OIL Pearl or Astral Cases, 22c per
gal; water white, Iron bbls, lUftc per gal; wootl
sn, I headlight 1U-deg.; cases 24u par gsL;
headlight, lrou tibia, 17 fee per gat
Ll.tfclil OIL Pure raw. la bbla. 47c per
gal; cases, 'Sale per gal; genuine ksttl boiled,
eases 64c per gal; Dtl, 4WC per gal; ground
cake, car lots, $..00 par ton; less than ars,
per ton. -
UASOLlNki tte-dcg eases, tSct per 'gat lroa
bbui 2bo per gsl; stove, caeca 24 M per gat
Iron bl' is 18c per gal.
SICN21NK tt3-deg., cases S2c, Iron bbla,
f AIN'T OIL Raw, bbls 83c per gaL case SSc
per gal; boiled, esse 40c per gaL
TLKl'fi.VllMi la esses, hoc per gal; wooden
bbla, &4e per gal; lrou bbls, s)2e per gsl; 10-lb
esse kita, hie -per gaL
WIUTK LEAD Ton loU, 7c; 500-lb lots.
75ic per lb; sees kits, 7Vc per lb.
Meat ud Provisions.
PRBSH Inspected Beef, prime,
OtsWi-MU lr '"i cows, MW 440 per lb; mut
ton, dressed, Watt fu wr lo; lambs, dressed,
ko per lb.
t uKSU MEATS Front street Beef, steers,
8fe7)4c per lb; pork, block, 7?l4e Ib; peck,
ers, ilttliic per lb; bulla, dffMVic Ib; mutton,
ureaseu, okjlc per lb; veal, small, he per
lb; large, oiqiic per lb.
HAMS, BACON, ETC. Portland pack (local)
bams, 1U to 14 lbs, 13c per lb; 14 to 18 lbs,
I2t per lb; lu to 20 lbs, 124c per lb; cottage,
4o per lb; picnic, Hfte per lb; breukfaat oa
eou, 13lbc per lb; refular. short
clear, aneiuoked, loo per lb; swoaeil tic per
b; clea.- backs, unamoked, luc yet lb; smokou,
lie per lb; Luton butts, 10 .c lm ms, unsuioked,
8c per lb; smoked, Vc per id.
lwASHar N-l' ACKtO HAMS Cnder 14 lbs,
"".. r- to; over 16 lb, 13S4 per lb; fancy,
laViWia'J.c per ib; picnics, 8s per lb;
shoulders, llj per lb; dry-sslteo slue, ' so
smoked, W40 per Ib; smoked, llfcc per lb;
bieakfaat bucou, 14i.Ulbi . per ib; fancy,
18 c per lb.
LOCAL LARD Kettle leaf. 10. 10o per
lb; 5a, Uo per lb; 50-lb tins. luc per lb;
steam rendered, loa, e per lb; 5s, loo per
lb; bus, U3 per lb: compound tierces, IVho per
lb; tubs, 3o per tb; bos, Jc per lb.
KA8XKRN LARl Kettle leaf, lu-lb tins,
HWc per lb; 6s, ne per lb; 50-ib tins, lue
per lb; stesm-rendered, 10. 1014c per lb; As,
IVMc per lb; bus, 8o per lb.
(Abov packing-buus price ar net cash, 15
CANNKD SALMON Columbia river 1-lb tall,
81.86; 2-lb tolls, $2.46; fancy 1-lb flat. $1.6;
H-lb fancy fiats, $1.26; faucy, 1-lb oval. $2.'.I5;
Ala.ka tails, pink, HU086c; red, $1.50; nomlnui
2. talU, $2.00. -
FISU Rock cod, 7c per Ib; flounder, 6e per
Ib; halibut WV4e per lb; crab, $1.25 per do;
raaor clam, W((loc per dos; little-neck cla ma,
8c,. striped bass, 12c per lb; Puget sound
smelt, be per lb; catfish, 7c per lb; black cod,
I per lb; salmon trout, . 12 HO 13c per lb;
lobsters, loc per lb: perch, 6c per lb; salmon,
sllversldes, per lb; steelheads. luc per ib;
California cblnook, 14c per lb; herring, 4c per
lb; solus, 8e per lb; torn cod, 8c per lb; t'oluni
bis river smelt, 6c par lb; sturgeon, 7c per Ib;
shrimps, 10c per lb.
OYSTERS Sboslwater bay, per gat $2.25;
per sack, $3.75 net; Olympia. per ssck. $5.26.
. Retail Lumber Prises,
. . Com. Select ; Cler
l"er Per ' Per
' M Ft M Ft. M Ft
Rough, dimension regular
slse 2x3 to 12x12, 82 7t.$ 8.50 $16.00 $23.00
Bough, dimension regular
sixes to 12x12, 34-40 ft... 9.60 17.00 24.00
Bough, -' dimension regular
slses to 12x12,' 42-48 ft... 11.50 1B.00 28.00
Rough, dimension regnlsr '
sixes to 12x13, 5(l-50 ft.., 15.50 23.00 80.00
For each additional t inches -
In width add.....,..- - 1.00 2.00 2.00
For - odd and ' fractional .
allies. Sawed add not less -
than J.00 S.00 '4.00
For sawing vertical grain - ,
to 4x12 add:;..,. ........ 3.00 ' 1.00 $.00
Common rough boards, reg-
ulu iUe to 13 la. wld)-i
to' 24 ft Inc., assorted -
lengtna 9.50 11.00 .
Specified length of board $1.00 per M feet
Board to consist of lumber less than S Inches
in thickness. .
STOCKS HAVE UPWARD
' (PtirnlHhed by Overbeck Starr ft Cooke Co.)
New York, March 81. Logan 'A Bryan says
There was a bank failure In Cleveland and
0:111 In Boston. There are two holiday ' ahead
which it was naturally expected would make
some liquidation in sales. Neither, however,
appeared to make any impression on tbe market.
There -was moderate activity and we think a
slowly growing outside interest. . The tone Is
strong mid the price averages higher. There
see ms to be good buying of Chesapeake A
Ohio, and the Steel isauea are gradually creep
I ig np. . There i also strength in People's
Caa on account of the confidence that tbe su
preme court's decision now due will be-favor
able. Moderate exports' ot .gold are. quite
likely wlthJn the range of possibilities, whllo
tbe bank 'situation, is . strong, however, aud
money so ensy tbat it occasions no uneasiness.
We ace very little room for anything but a
gradually advancing market.
Anaconda Mining Co....
Amal. Copper Co. ,
Am, Car A Found, com..
Am. Sugar, com...
Am. Smelt, com........
Baltimore A Ohio, com..
do pref eared
Brooklyn Rapid Transit.
Canadian Pacific, com..
Cbl. A .Alton, com.....
Cbl. A Ot Weat, com..
Chi., Mil. A St Paul..
Cbl. A North, com......
Chi. Terminal By..,;..
Chesapeake A Ohio....
Colo. Fuel A Iron, com.
Colo. South., -com. .... .
do 2d preferred
do 1st preferred......
Delaware A Hudson....
D. A. R. 0., com......
do preferred. .........
do 2d preferred
do 1st preferred
Louisville A Nashville..
Metro. Traction Co..,..
Mexican Central Ry....
M., St P. A Ste. M....
M., K. A T., com......
New York Central
Norfolk ft Western, com.
North American ........
N, Y., Out. A West
P. O., L. ft C. Co. i
Pressed Steel Car, com..
do preferred ..........
do 2d preferred...!...
do lat preferred......
Rep. Iron A Steel, com.
Rock Island, com.......
Southern Ry., com......
Southern l'aclno. ...... .
St. L. A 8. P., 2d pfd..
St., L. ft 8. W., com....
Texas ft Psciflc.........
Tenn. Coal ft Iron.,...,
T., St. L. A W., com..
do preferred. .. .......
Union Pacific com.,.,..
C. S. Leather, com
V. 8. Rubber, com
V. S. Steel Co., com....
do preferred ;..
Western I'nlon Tele..,.
Wabash, com-. .. ........
do preferred .h .... .
New York Central ex-dividend of 1 per
Total sale for day, 390,300 share.
Money, 1 per cent.
MARKET VIEWS OF
(Furnished by Overbeck, Starr A Cooke Co.)
New York, March 31. Hilton says: There
Is bull tips out on I'nlon Pacific, St. Paul and
Atcblson. He expect to see them sell con
siderably higher; they are cheap at prevail
ing prices. Buy Brooklyn Rapid Transit for
a turn. On any reaction buy Missouri Pacific
Sugar and Locomotive common. .
New York, March 31. Joseph ssys: On any
recession take on Pennsylvania, Lnlon Pacific
or Krle. The buying t Erie and Atchison is
good; much higher prices ar predicted for
both stocks. Specialties buy St. PsuL Take
on some Amalgamated copper around 49.
New York, March 81. Evans saya: ' The re
action In prices is apt to go further, but it
looks to me ss if stocks bought on reactions
would show a fair profit
New York, March 31. Hilton says: Buy
Sugar, Union 1 scllic,"Atchlaoa snd Copper on
suy soft spots.
B0BT0H COPPER MARKET.
Bolton, March 31. Closer
Arcsdlan ' .
Copper Range .
Dominion Coal, pfd.........
. . 40 ,
.. 8 -.,
Santa Fe .....
Winona . . . . .
United Fruit . .
SAN FRANCISCO LOCAL STOCKS.
. 3 ,
Spring Valley Water....
Central Light ..........
S. F. 0a A Electric...
tilant owder .........
Bank of California, ,. .
Hawaiian Sttttat .......
Hoimkea Sugar ........
WakawlU Sugar. ......
Alaska Packer .......
Cal. FTult Can AsS'n,
CaL Wine Ass'a ,.
RUMORS Or DECREASE.
New York, March 81. Tbe Evening Tele
grsui saya: Interests that ar very close to
the advisory committee ot tb United State
Steel company aaye there baa been Informa
tion -on tbe dividend that 1 will be reduced,
the ouly uncertainty being whether it will be
a rate of four of five per cent per annum.
Mew York Curb.
New York, March 81. Curb: Northern Se
curities closed at 99V4; sales today wer 7,000
The Portland clearing house report today:
Ckarings ........ .Vi $475,714.24
; r TOMORBOWvA HOLIDAY.
. New York, Mare Si. All American exchanges
will be . closed tomoirow.
London, March $1. Japan, 4s, 62Eusslaq
IS UNCHANGED TO
THREE EIGHTHS UP
CHXCA0O MABKET WAS BATESB
KOBE QTJXET PIT HAD A BAHOE
OX WHEATS OP ABOUT l' CEHT
CABX.ES STEABT TO KBMCOBH
'' H-CENT TJT.
(Furnished by Overbeck, Starr ft Cooks Co.)
Chicago, March HI. Logan ft Bryan say:
The wheat market closed unchanged to e
higher. While it bad a range during the day
of about lc. it was on the whole rather a
quieter niarket wltu rather a small volume
of outside trade. Cables , Were steady and
firm. Central and ' western Kansas seems to
be getting pretty general rslns today. There
was no change in the cash position. Minneap
olis mills are liable to close down again on
account of tbe flour Oemand. Primary receipts
are very light, but this is due to some extent
to the bad rosda. Tbe general- crop news is
on the whole rather more favorable from the
territory east of the Missouri river. Price
Current says there la a basis for medium re
suits, with fairly favorable future. The ex
tent of tbe effect ot the rain in the southwest
V.II1 be carefully watched. - While the high
price makes us act conservative about buying
en the rallies, we are atlll of the view that
until the crop conditions are more clearly
known snd the tension In the spot posltlou
it relieved, it will do to buy wbest oa tha
Cora Balf Higher.
The-corn market -closed c higher. It was
rather quiet and the covering ot th short
was tbe feature. The generally wet weather
throughout the west is unfavorable for any ma
terial Increase In the stock of contract corn.
The whole action of tb market show a strong
undertone a tha reason of the local congested
situstlon. The Armour holdings seems suf
ficient to sustain the msrket without help.
While tbe cash situation is not healthy, we are
Inclined to think the market should b bought
ou the soft spots. '"'- ' -
; Commiaaioa Bouse Business Only,
' Oats operations ara confined to moderate com
mission house business and short selling by a
few local traders. The movement la small aad
tbe demand only moderate. . Up to thla time
ahlpplng Is deliyed.
Pro visions CI ess Higher.
Provisions closed 12c higher. There were
Urge receipts and the primary receipts were
slmoat double those of a year ago. After a
weak opening it rallied sharply. We are In
dined to think It will do to sell oa th bulges.
Buying was by the packers. It 1 expected
that tbe statement of stock on Saturday will
bow a liberal Increase.
Tbe- varleua marketa today ranged aa fol
$ .06 ... $ .
NewJuly. 87 t .83
.42 .41 .41
.39 , .39 .39
13.15 12.85 13.15A
13.37 13.05 13.35
T.OO 6.90 6.97A
T.16 7.02 7.16A
8.90-, 6.77 "fl.90 "
"7.07 6.95 . 7.07
May.. .. 12.85
COTTON MARKET 8TR0KQ.
(Furnished by Overbeck, Starr ft Cook Co.)
New York, March 81. Mclntyre A Marshall
aay: Liverpool cotton Is strong with an upward
tendency and advlcee claim that after the boUV
daya . a better spot demand will be lb evidence.-
The weather wa not considered favor
able and light frost in Texea, with cold rain
long the Atlantic coast were reported. There
is very little cotton above ground except In tb
extreme southern portion of tbe belt. Some
what easier tone to the print cloth market. Tbe
near future of the market should show some
reactionary tendency growing out of tbe ad
vance and tbe absence of a short Interest of
Importance. Tbs cotton market today waa:
upen. nign. ixw. - lose.
14.77 14.77 14.77 14.77
15. 04 Hi 16
15.24 (a 25
18.03 ft! 06
CHICAGO CASH WHEAT.
Chicago, March 81. Cash wheat at noon:
No. 3 red ..$1.00 $1.06
No. S red -.95 1.03
No. 2 hard winter..., .94 - .97
No. 8 hard winter 87 .95
No. 1 northern spring , .88 1.01
No. 3 northern spring....... , .94 1.00
No. 8 spring . 88 .98
CHICAGO 0KAMT CAB LOTS.
Chicago, March 31. Grain car lots:
Corn , 121 10
Oat 10U la
The wheat car today were: Minneapolis,
152; Duluth, 50. The cars a year ago war:
Minneapolis, 208: I'uluth, 15; Chicago, 24.
CHICAGO CASK BUSIHESg.
Chicago, March 81. The cash basinets yes
terday was 100,000 bushels of No. 1 northern
wheat c over May in store and 50,000 bushels
of other kinds of v. best Hale ot oat were
100,000 bushels. Eastern millers bought from
bnlutb 100,(100 bushels of hard wheat. At th
seaboard exporters bought 60,000 bushels of
wheat and 21,000 bushels of corn. '
r ., .
Milwaukee Grain Market, ' 4,
Milwaukee, M.ircb 81. -Close: Wheat, May,
95; old July, t9c; new, 87e.'
Minneapolis Grain Market.
Minneapolis, March 31. Close: Wheat, May,
97c; July. 96o bid; September, 85c bid.
Corn May, 60c; July; 67c.
Bt Louis Wheat Market.
St. Louis. March 81. Close; Wheat. Mar.
96c; July, new, 67e.
Kansas City Wheat Market, ; -
Kansas City, March 81. Close: Wheat, May,
87c; July, 78c. -. ..
Duluth ria Markst ;',
Dul'itb, March 31. Cioso: Flux, May, $1.1614
bid; July, $1.18 bid.
Duluth Wheat Market.
Duluth, March 81. Close; Wheat,
"The . ..
aa Franolaoo Grain Market
San Francisco, March 81. Close, 11:30 a, m.
'-Wheat, May, fl.38; December, $1.84
Barley May, $1.09 December, 99c.
Liverpool Or In Market
Liverpool, March 31. Close: All option
of wbest and corn ara advanced .
' ew tork correx market. '
' New York, March 81. Close: Coffee I
about 15 per hundred . blgber, The various
September . .
December . .
...... t il.
Sale today wer 81,
' Ham Coffee Marktt
ITsvre, March 31. - Coffee quotations an.
csangea to ' uigner.
' 'i -Hamburg Ciffs Market ' '
Hamburg, March 31.-M)penJng: Coffee price
BUMOB OF FAJLtlRI.
- Stw York, Msrch. 81. It Is rumored on th
Door' of the stock exchsnge tbst the Federsl
Tsust wnnpaigr of Cleveland bu failed for
BELIEVES THAT TJBZTEB STATICS
CrOVEBUMEMT CAST CEBTAIMXT
BOTB THAT AH UKLAWTUH
COMBINE EXISTS CABS BI1CIZ.AB
TO BECUBinES COSEPAlfT,
. (By Georr B. X, outran.)
Kansas City, March 31. What is the
United States government going to do
to the meat trust, which is composed of
live of the big packing companies of
tne United Btatea? ,- It ' has been an
nounced in dispatches from .Washing-;
ton that the' government, since the de
cision o-the United States, supreme
court in the JforUiern Securities case,
would 1 take up the beef trust next.
That a trust ;can be proved there ; is
not the shadow of a doubt.;: It was
proved even In : Missouri a year ago
by the, state' attorney-general.' : It cer
tainly can be proved with the facilities
at the hands of the national government.
Not only did Missouri prove that there
is a trust, but the packers admitted it
without an appeal to the Missouri su
preme court even. , The court fined each
of the packers doing ' business $5,000.
which the packers paid without a word
of protest. The penalty was a $5,000
fine, charter' forfeiture or-both. Mis
souri didn't want to run the big pack
ing businesses out of the state, bo it
assessed them the fine only.
'':' Can Easily .jProre. a Trust.
The government,' however, nuxy not be
so sentimental. If it 18 proved that" a
trust eslsts, it certainly will take quick
action to disrupt It. The exlatence of a
trust can be proved in two ways first
by the non-competition and one standard
of prices fixed by representatives of the
packers dally, and secondly by the ex
istence of a holding company called-the
National Packing company, which ' is
similar to the Northern Securities com
pany, inasmuch as it is merely a pot
into which . three big packers Morris,
Swift and Armour have put various
smaller plants . which, they have pur
chased nine in all--4uid which are op
erated without competition, Just as two
lines of railway would be if they were
parallel and under one ownership.
The department of " commerce and
labor has notified the United States dis
trict attorney in Chicago, and .the. .same
official in Kansas City, that the agents
of the government - have received in
structions to begin an Investigation,
and that the Kansas City and Chicago
representatives of the government are
to . give them every aid possible. It
Is probable that the evidence given be
forest he Missouri courts when it was
provI that a packing trust existed will
be used extensively.
- A Secret Beport "'
When the Investigators . have conclud
ed their work, as was the case in the
Northern Securities company, they will
return to Washington and make a se
cret report , to Secretary Cor t el you.
Then action will be started in the fed
eral courts, probably , in Chicago; and
witnesses from all packing centers 'will
be summoned. , If the packing trust is
found to be an illegal concern, the gov
ernment will put its ; penalty into ef
fect The department 'of cothmerce and
labor will have charge of the trusts
from ' now on, Mr.; Knox probably not
appearing again, now that the Sherman
anti-trust law has been - declared valid.
: The penalty that the anti-Sherman
law calls for is a $5,000 fine, or im
prisonment not to exceed one year, or
both. It is probable that in the event
of a conviction the fine would be im
posed land the trust ordered to dissolve,
with a stay of execution on the impris
onment term pending a faithful carrying-out
of the commands of the United
States court '
Hitting the Towler Company.
The commission men in Kansas City
are still 1 hitting the Fowler Packing
company here hard blows by their boy
cott, and it is possible that the Fowler
company will be forced to abandon its
private yards. - : The Fowler company
is still running on a one-quarter ca
pacity, ' and the receipts at its private
yards are still dropping off. The com
pany la sending more buyers into the
country and is paying high prices to
get stock, but this la expensive busi
ness. - ' i ,.-,--.;' - - -
It was announced last Wednesday that
the Lip ton packing-house sale, as an
nounced in The Journal two weeks ago,
has been completed and the papers all
transferred. The purchase price, as
stated, was $250,000 and the purchasers
the Armours. The Armours have not
announced whether they will operate it
as part of, the Armour Chicago plant
or turn it over to the packing trust'
holding company, the National Packing
Xdberal Cattle Becsdpts.
Liberal cattle receipts are expected
for the next 10 days,, but It Is expected
that the market will continue steady.
Good, fat cattle in Kansas City are
bringing $4.75 to $5, with the top around
$5.10. The same class of cattle in Chi
cago are bringing nearly half a dollar
more.' Dressed-beef steers are selling
here from $4.15 to $4.80, with a top of
$4.80. - The Chicago market will pay
about 40 cents more. The Chicago mar
ket and the , Kansas City market are
tiling about the same on stockers and
feeders. The stocker steers here are
bringing $4 for the best, while the best
ieeaer steers are neuing a muo nigner,
with a top of $4.10. The bulk of both
stocker and feeder steers ar bringing
$3.60 to $3.75. Stocker and feeder cows
ar about '11 a: hundred lower all
through. ,. Veal calves are bringing $5.75
to $6.50, while stocker steer calves are
selling from $3.75 to $4. 5. Stocker
heifer calves are selling $3 to $3.25. The
receipts at all markets last week in
both sheep and cattle follow:
Chicago . . , . ... ....... . . . . . , ,
Omaha ... .............. . . , . ,
St. Joseph . .. . ,
Total thla week....,
8a me dsvs last week..,,,..,
8n me day a rear ago
Prices' of sheep advanced .10 to -20
cents last week for the fat grades, with
common half-fat kinds bringing the
same prices as the week before. Good
wethers are , selling up - to $4.85, ewes
$4.50, and lambs $5.76. The demand for
ewes and. wether is the tronget of
the year, and price are clone to Iamb
and yearling prices.- A large per cent
of lambs average around' 64 to 74 pounds
and bring from $5.40 to $6.(5. Yearlings
are no more than 10 cents higher, and
price range from $4.60 to $5.10. Near
ly the entire ' supply goes to local
dressed-meat men. Several loads of thin
61-pound lambs sold to the feeder last
week at $4.76.
OKIOAO0, tOCAL IXVEBTOCKs. ,'-
Chicago, March 81. Cwae:
National Biscuit ....
National Biscuit. Pfd
American Box ......
American Box, pfd .
Diamond Match ....
American Tin Can...
National Carbon ...
National Carbon, pfd
swift racaing .............
Chicago City Hallway ......
Fnrtn Mine rtauwajr
Weat Side Kallway -.
. Hew York Coffee Beosipts,
New Tork. Msrch 81. Coffe recti Dt:
to. 0,000, bPi Bio, fi.OOO, btfs,
BUSINESS MEWS COMMITTEE HEBB
SB COBTP EBEWCE ;WTTH BAILWAY
0STICXAX.8 TO "SECtTBB TEBMS
WKZCR WIXIi ENABLE THE TOWV .
TO COMPETE WITH SPOXAME.
Walla Wall aspires to be a distribut
ing center. A committee of represen
tattve business men from Walla Walla -have
been here two days in consijtlta---tlon
with representatives of three rail" S
road linos in an effort to have rates re
duced to a "point which will enable the
business men and shippers of the Gar-,
den City to compete with Spokane, Ta-- .
coma, Portland and Seattle, ,
An agitation was ' started ' several
weeks " ago by the - Walla Walla mer
chant to secure lower local rates on
every kind of merchandise." A special
committee was appointed by the Com
mercial club, including John B. Catron,
Harry Strong and Ben . Holt. All are
well known business men of Walla
Walla, 1 ' '" -- -
For two days this committee ha been
holding session with R. B. Miller, gen
eral freight agent of the O. R. A N.:
S. B. Calderhead, general freight agent
of the Washington & Columbia River
railroad, and 8. G. Fulton, assistant gen
eral freight agent of the Northern Pa
CiflC, ;. ' ' .". ' , -. ..
The Walla' Walla committee has made
no demand on .the railroads. It has
asked, however, that reductions be made '
on' local line radiating from. Walla
Walla that will put the merchant ot
that city on a par with those of Spo
kane, They ' do not ask the terminal
rate granted Portland, Seattle and Ta
coma, but they do insist that local rates '
should be cut in two in order to make
it possible for Walla Walla to compete)
with Spokane in inland trade. 1 .
The Walla Walla business men say
that Spokan) Jios an. advantage of 100.
per cent on distributing Tate over;'
Walla Walla.-. The fight is to be keen,
for;- the trade 'of eastern Washington,,
and the Walla Walla merchant expect;
to branch out considerably. No answer!
ha yet been made by the railroad of-j
flclal to the demand, of the Walla
Walla committee. ;
"You cannot get further than 20 miles
'frtfjp Walla Walla before you encoun
ter a veritable t roc ha in the way ot .
prohibitive railroad rates," said Chair-"
man Catron of the committee this morn-'
lng. "We have, no particular fight
against the railroads, but' we do want
Walla Walla' trade to grow, and we
must have lower rates on local ship
ments. Spokane now has all th best
of the argument in inland trade. We
are not asking terminal rates such as '
Portland merchants enjoy, and which
are made to a great extent by water
competition. - Our conferences, hav
been friendly, and we all hop for a
satisfactory settlement of the matter."
Mr. Catron wa for four year warden
01 tne wasningion siaie pcniioniiary,
and is now proprietor of the 'Hotel
Xtttcres si:: wans , nsiin. : iiismuoi
members. ' of ; the , committee are . well
known business men of the Garden City,
BETTER CATTLE SHOW
ADVANCE OF 15 CENTS!
Portland Cnlon' Btockyarda, March Sl.Tbi
better grade of cattle I quoted 15c higher
today and tba general tone of tbe market Is
5ood. Hog are about 25c higher, with the
emand larger than the supply. There 1 not
so much' strength In sheep slthough price
show little change. The recelpta during the
past 24 hours consisted of 425 cattle and 4
horses. Tbe officlsl price show:
Cattle Beat eaitern Oregon steers, $4,60if
4.60; best vslley steers, 3.7Bia4 25; medium
steerk, 83.B0ft3.TS; cows, I3.5US3.75; bolls,
(2.2532.75; stsgs. $Z75ri(3.25.
Hoes Best besvr. 16.25: block. 86.50: China
fats, 5.50S.66; stockers and feeders, 5.00(J ; ;
6.25. ... ! J
Sheep Best . grain-fed wethers and lambs,
(4.60; mixed sheep, 13,2584.00. , . ,
ZASTEBV E0OS L0WZB.
Chlcsro. March 31. Livestock .receipt:
Hog Cattle Rbeen :
Chlcsro ...:...4M.0Q0 8.000 16.000
Kansas City e.ono H..V10 8.000
Omaha ....10.000 6,000 4.6O0 :
Hoes opened at 15c lower with 10.000 left
over. Recelpta a year ago were 20,000. llnlln ;
hog nrlces are: Mixed snd batchers. (4.904.
5.40; good. t6.36S5.40; rongh, JS.OOaS.SO; light, I
rattle uteaoy. , :
Sheep Uteady. M
BUSSIA-S FOOD CACBCE8.
From the London Chronicle.
The Russians have taken the most re
markable secret precautions for the pro
visioning of their troops. -' At intervals
of about a quarter of a mile along the
greater pair oi me enure lengin oi tn
Siberian railway stores of concentrated
proteld food have been buried on each
tide of the Una eaoh deooalt belnor
enough to maintain a company said to
be 290 men for a week., The position of
these provision i not known to the
sergeants or captains, but only) to th
commandant,' who hav the - informa
tion in cipher.
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Grain.ProvisIons, Stocks and Bonds
Largest I'rivata Wir System ta America,
, 1 Besponslbl and Conssrvstiv. , ,'
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