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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL', PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, 'AUGUST 11VV 1007.
TOeat :. Crop Not , Belieyed
1 It Is Possible That Oregon
.Will Supply rtho; Bulk of
Spuds for the Alaska Trade
to :t Bo in . Much Danger ,
h in the i Pacific Northwest i
" With the Trade - j
. .. ini
III OUR GRASP
;' " " " .:.. .
Jerry Cousins, Controller of
Alaska Trade, Is Here to
Make Shipments. .
,' Watermelon tmd somewhat. handU
capped by tha ooolsr, weatner, out- ae
mand la attll quit good. on account of
moat excellent quality.- '
Hard to obtain fancy- cantaloupes
thaaa dava In tha nroduce market
Stock coming with moat all, aorta of
quality except fancy, Therefor., tha
wide rang In values, . ,..
: Peach market la holding "Tory firm
for fancy stock, with prloaa fraction
ally better on tha avarae.' Too ,muoh
dry rot In soma aoutbern Oregon atock
to admit of food trad for that locality.
A- Front atreat merchant received a-
rlcea from a shlnner residing at Ash
land stating that tha heavy rain a which
fell thla week were unuaual for this
time of year and If continued would
likely reault In tha growth of fungus.
Sixes said to be food. -
Kun or salmon in tne coiumma saia
to be better by some, but oannera aay
they never saw any bit- movement Sup
plies in xocai iresn msras uuiua,
By Hyman' H. Cohen.
Tha Ainba nntitu hnatnaaa la now
.a-..- .. b.l kl.li
within the grasp of the Oregon potato 'n,'V Ha. - J,
4.i..a- an If lie will hut aae tO It I '. '(
" " i wrmu, rwn aa
tha grasp wlU nevar loosen. GRAIN BAGS Caloutta, Ic large
A. J. fJarrvl CQuaine. a former l lota: amall lota mo.
hroicer of thla city but for soma time wheat New Club. II Olio: red
Russian, loariio; Diuestera, vioo;
CORNWhole, IM.00; cracked, fll.N
per ton. ... ,
UAKLai .new reea. iu.vvii.ii
per ton; rolled, l8l.90Q34.0v; Drawing,
rtb 11.6 eer ewt.
OATS New Produoora' price No. 1
white. 117.00 ner ton: gray. III. 10.
FLOUR Eaatern Oregon patente.
$4.80; atralsnts, $4.26: export, if.ov;
viit. I4.l0d4.40: sraham. Us. 11.71:
whole wheat. 14.00; rye, 80s, 18.10; bales.
MILLSTTJTFS Bran. IJT.OO per ton;
middlings. 121.00; short-, country, 20;
city, 118.00: chop I16.00OU1.00.
HAY Producers' price Timothy.
Willamette valley, fancy, 111.06017.06;
ordinary, lit. 0014. 00: eaatern Oregon,
111: mixed. 110010.10; clover, 17.0001;
rain, is 10; cneat, ii.DOOto.av.
Batter, Eggs and "oultry.
BUTTER FAT T. o. b. Portland
Sweet cream. Ilo: sour. 21c.
BUTTER City creamery. UUo: seo-
onda. 10c; outalde fancy, IOfft2Hc; Seo-
onda, 17H80o- store, Oregon, lav10-
KGG8 Extra fancy, candled. 21c O
28 He: rood candled. It O 22 Mo.
c. '.EESE New Full cream, flat a
lftto per lb; Young Americans, 17 Ho
ruuLiKi Mixea cnicaens. 12
13c per lb; fancy hens, UUUUc
per lb; roosters, old. 100 per
fryers. 14 616c oer lb: broilers. 14 &
15c lb: old ducks, lie lb: spring ducks.
lZo lb; geese, old, avioc ID; spring geese
12ttlio Per lb: turkeys. IIOI80 lb:
for old; aquaba, 12.80 per dosen; pigeons,
11.16 per dosen. Dressed poultry, 1
lo per 10 higher.
Hops, Wool and Mdee.
HOPS 10 crop Prima to choice.
6c; medium to prima, 60; contracta,
1107 crop, Otto,
WOOL 1907 clip Valley. 10021a
eantern Oregon, lizzie.
MUHAiK New 107 ZlOZm.
each; ahort wool, 25 040c; medium, wool.
vr'ittc eacn; long wool, 75c4i 11.00 each.
TALK) W Prime, per lb, lHo; Na
1 ana irrease, ztric.
CH1TT1M BARK 10 per lb.
rrnita and Tegetables.
POTATOES 11. SO (31.10. selllns: buy.
InK. 81.2S per aack.
ONIONS Jobbing price New Walla
waiia, ti.ov aacic; Oregon, fz.X6; garlic.
bc per id.
APPT.K-O Mav II tAAttl
FRESH FRUITS Oranges. I4.2S0
4.76; bananas. So lb; lemons. $6.00 7. 50
per box; limes. Mexican. 14.00 per 100;
pineapples. l.26.00 dozen; grape fruit
a partner in th nrm or Migner
Coualns of Seattle, is here. Mr. Cousins
Is no longer connected with the Seattle
concern and haa coma io roruana ana
will ItkeW ; make his headquarters In
this jstay. Mr. Cousins Is also located
Inta C.rui. California.
"juat where this Interests the potato-
rrownr of Oregon vary much la thla:
Mr. Coustna hue for two Seasons al
moat completely controlled the potato
business of Alaska from his Seattle
' headouarters and he proposes to trans
plant most -of this business firmly at
In a word, Mr. Cousins has always
purchased considerably of Oregon pota
toes in making his shipments to Alaska
and the far northwest Dut in oeauie
they do not like tha business competi
tion of Portland and for that reason
buy supplies elsewhere whenever they
can, even though the quality can
scarcely be compared to the noted Ore
gon atock. On this aooount thare has.
of coarse, been much complaint over
the potatoes sent to the north which
did not come from Oregon and this
erobablv had tha effect of caunlnr Mr.
Cousins to hasten to Portland where
he has opened headquarters for the
Mr. Coualna will alao operate at 8a
Unas, California, next aeason and will
ship the product , of both excellent dis
tricts to tne rar nortn.
Alaska Trade Almost Unlimited.
There is almost an unlimited trade
In potatoea in the Alaskan country
which could quite easily be switched to
this city were the proper means and
pains taken to Induce the change from
the sound. As far as potatoes are con
cerned, the quality or tnoae grown in
Oregon are ao much better than those
grown In the northern state that the
change of bualneaa could quite eaaliy be
made were the local trade to go after
It with more spirit. Heretorore tne
sound has gobbled up 19 per cent of
this business and has transferred a
portion of It to this city especially
when the orders came to send nothing
but the best quality. If Inferior stock
was wanted and Alaska wanta none
of that the trade could quite readily
be supplied from other sections. Price
is no oDjeci witn Aiaaxa puaineea men.
They want quality and to get it they
are willing to pay almost your own
I'd to this time there have been prac
tlcally no shipments of potatoes In any
direction from this state. The early
crop was late and the later crop was
earlyj- That's rather a queer situation
but It s Just what happened to Oregon
potatoea this season. Now that the
early stock Is well matured there is
a great scarcity of farm laborers to
do the digging. Rains, have likewise
Interfered with the wftrk but with
clearer weather operations will soon be
on a good scale.
While Alaska will command a large
per cent of the early potatoes from
here this season, more early stock than
usual will be sent Into the California
markets. There Is already a good de-
I p 1.
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wt' MWr mm r
l .. ..La.. , -.l n...,, n.,.
TO 4 CENT MARK
Downward Trend of Stocks Better Tone Is Killing in
Attributed to Standard Both the Line and in Hogs
Oil Fine This Week.
-Latter Market Up.
By Hyman H. Cohen.
Portland Union Stockyards, Aug. 10-
(TArfted Frew by Special Leased Win.)
Walt Btraat Naw Tork. AUK. 10. At
.... . , 4Aw,w,ni r Official run
omer Biases oi vats i Hors,
movemeni, muon aouoi ne pMt week 408
tn what was tha nrlncloal motive back Previous week ... (21
a - ....... i.t ...Mw m,Mi(ntv ean I xear aero 16
n vum u.. . ?: Previous rear ... 110
have been felt about thla weeas re- Th- .tla market haa at laat been
newed liquidation. It started on Mon-I forced back to the 4c mark; aome of the
day morning after the Inveatment com-1 beat steers selling at that figure durlns
raunny naa any cowici vu nmti vu "i me paai wera. Arnvui were uui in
Urn rfc of. TnVfi Tlnvm RTi hnt
xcspiio yiu oiausnca ;
r in i , 1
xwmg very diuush. 4
Standard Oil decision,
Specimens of Record-Breaking Wheat Crop on Vansklke Ranch In Foot
hills of Walla Wajla Country.
RAINS DO GOOD INSTEAD OF
DAMAGING THE WHEAT PRODUCT
pineapples. ss.Zfi.0O dozen; grape fruit
I2.2S; cherriea, 810c lh: peaches, 1 T
1.S5; cantaloupes, 1.SO2.60; raspber- I
ries, 10c; plums, IOc(3Sl: watermelons.
lftc; cultivated Dlackberrlea. 1.76
a orate; crabapnlea, SO 60c per box;
jjarueii pears, l.uui(fi.DU per DOX.
VKQETABLES Turnips, new, 90e
tl.OO aack: carrota 75ctl 00 tier mark-
beets, 11.50 per sack; parsnips, tl.OO if
81.26: cabbage. 12.00; tomatoes. Oregon,
606c; parsnips, OOo!!; wax beans,
ic: green, 4c per in; cauliflower, 11.26 4
4 irorthweei Wheat VTeathe.
4 Western Oregon Fair south.
4 probably showers north portion
4 tonight; 8unday fair, southwest
4 Western Washington Proba-
4 bly fair tonight; Sunday fair,
4 southwest winds.
4 Eastern Oregon, eastern Waah-
4 ing ton and northern Idaho Fair
tonight and Sunday.
Southern Idaho Fair and
cooler tonight; Sunday fair.
- . , - . v. i 1 .y, B i ii, v yrji tu, L.uiuiuw.r. .1.
UKI1U 1 1 I' 111 1 11 W Id llCl DCi;ilUll 1 K A aw... .. t . V . ,fl. C I L .
with prices satisfactory to both shipper UV.laKXCr:' h'."". "k .11 "ii
and producer. lb.. rren onions. 26c per doien: bell neo-
pers. 10O124c nor lb: head lettuce.
i ) dos: cuoumbers, hothouse, 2026o
dot; outdoor, 40 60c box; radishes, 16o
aosen Duncnes; eggplant, lBo lb:
rreen corn, 11.60 sack; celery, 1101.16
DOLLAR BUTTER IS CLOSE.
Market Advances and May Go Higher
Daring Coming Week.
Dollar butter Is getting closer every
day In the Portland market. The past
week there was an advance Of 2 Ho a
found; this carrying the price up to
2 Ho for city creamery; making 66o a
roil. At uie new prices tne maraei is
even firmer than last week and in some
quarters there is talk of making a fur
ther advance the coming week.
Just whetner this will bs done or not
cannot be told at this time ror many
conditions enter Into the market just
now. xne eastern marset rrom last re
sorts was 24o a pound and the Pugret
sound markets 80a Even with the
freight added this market Is still the
highest in the country. This caused
some dealers to send for eastern sup-
f iles and several cars are now rolling
o the coast.
To offset this bearish feature it can
truthfully be said that the supplies here
are not up to the requirements of the
trade; the advanced prices seem to cut
little consideration with the demand.
The egg market Is firmer and higher,
with local supplies coming In better
nape, wmiio iiiubo 1 1 win ill. el mrv
so good. Lcai receipts not ao ut-
Chicken market aoted better the naat
week and in some Instances prices are
Cheeee market advanced another Ue
the past week In some quarters, but the
advance was not general. Large
dealers say that demand is not ao good
as a week ago.
WHEAT SELLING LIBERAL.
Orooerles, imta, Jrto.
SUGAR Cube. .22H; powdered.
T? v TTvman H. Cohen.
While the wheat crop of the Paclflo
northwest Is not entirely free from dan
ger, proHpects are that practically the
entire yield will be harvested this sea
son and tns production wiu urJk ui
When it was estimated several weeks
ago that the Paclflo northwest would
this year harvest a crop of 60,000,000
bushels of wheat the idea of such a big
production was hooted at by the general
trade, but present inaications are u
the crop will be greater than the esti
The rains wnicn reu xnuraaay ana
26.07H; berry, 15.87; dry, granulated Friday all through the Paclflo northwest
$5.87fc; Star, IS.77H; conf. A, I5.87V4 only stopped the harvest for that length
yellow, $5.1 7 Vs I beet granulated, I5.77H; reported to the wheat fields by Joor-
barrela, lOo; half barrels, 26c; boxes.
60o advance on sack basis.
(Above prices are 30 days net cash
HONEY $3.(0 per crate.
COFFEE Package brands, $16,880
SALT Coarse Half ground, 100s.
$12.60 per ton; 60s, $13.00; table, dairy,
60s, $17.60; 100s. $17.26; bales, $2.26;
imported Liverpool, 60s, $20.00: 100s,
$10.00; .-4s. $18.00; extra fine barrels.
2S. 6s and 10s. H.fiOlSlfi.Sfl: Llvtmnnl
lump rock, $20.60 per ton; 60-lb rock.
n.uu. iuue, fxu.ou.
i A hnyfl nrl.aa anntv n .,1. 1...
than car lots. Car lots at BDeclaJ nrlnaa
suojeci 10 xiuciuations.)
nal correspondents and millers, ine
rains reallv did more rood than harm
because up to the time the moisture
came weather conditions were too hot
and even in the lniana empire, wnere
they are well acquainted with warm
weather, the climate was too tropical
for comfort The rains cooled the air
and unless they again fall with no ces
sation the crop is In better condition
than ever before.
Heavy Yields of Wheat.
(Special Diipttcb to Tbs Journal.)
Lewlston, Idaho. Aug. 10. Wheat
averaging from 60 to 66 bushels to the
acre has been reported on the 860-acre
RIC15 Imperial Japan. No. 1. Ic: No. ranch of William Sullivan on Nex
3. 6H6cl New Orleans, head. 7c: Perce prairie. The samples of the crop
mi niiuc. .o.ov, zaiaa
0; pink, $3.60; bayou, $3.90;
2; Mexican reas, 4ViC.
Farmer- Get Close to TOc Net for
Their Supplies Daring Week.
There was much buying of wheat In
the Pacific northwest during the past
week. Several hundred thousand bushels
were disposed of at prices that run close
to 70c net to growers. Most of the buy
Ing was for the account of Inland mil
lers, but coast institutions picked up
quite a supply.-
There Is no general movement to sell
among the farmers, because many of
them are of the opinion that they will
secure a still higher figure. On the
other hand ouyers point to the recent
heavy slump In Chicago and Liverpool
values as an Indication of what may
happen nere. no loreign ousiness is
possible here at even the present prices
being paid producers. v
The opening of export wheat values
for the new crop is iaaen as an
Indication by the general trade that
there will not likely be any reduction
In the price of new flour from the pres
ent price of old, as export opened at
exactly the same ngures.
FRONT STREET REVIEWS.
AJax, 6c; Creole, 6Vc.
BEANS Small white.
NUTS Peanuts. Jumbo. Uo ner lh
Virginia, 7 Ho per lb; roasted, 10o per
lb: Japanese. 66Hc: roasted. 77Hc
per lb; walnuts. California. lOo ner lb:
pine nuts, 1416o per lb: hickory nuts,
lOo per lb; Brazil nuts, 18c per lb; fil
berts, ISo per lb; fancy pecans, l$02Oo
psr lb; almonds. 1921Ho.
Keats, Pish and Provisions.
FRESH MEATS Front street Hogs,
fancy. 8Hc per lb; large. 7ffl8o per
lb; veal, extra, SM&90 per lb; ordinary,
8c per lb; poor, 7o per lb; mutton,
fancy. 8Jo per lb.
HAMS, BACON, ETC. Portland pack,
(local) hams. 10 to 12 lbs. 16c ner lb:
14 to 19 lbs, 16Ho per-lb; 18 to 20 lbs.
were gathered haphasard by W. H.
Ralph of this city, who brought them
here. The wheat is of the bluestem
variety and is unusually high standard.
The heads are long and the grain well
' Mr. Ralph says that other grain
crops on the prairie are of a quality
that has never been surpassed.
Exchange Harvest Hands.
(Special Dlp'cb to Th. looraaL)
Condon, Or., Aug. 10. The greatest
disadvantage of the farmers In harvest
ing the big wheat cron is the lack of
help. Some, whose grain haa been ripe
for a week, are still unable to cut It on
account of the scarcity of harvest
bands. Others In different sections are
exchanging help and aome are working
with only one team In the field. Har
vest help is scarcer in this section than
ever before known. The wages being
paid Is $2.60 and $3 per day.
Hauling New Wheat.
(Special niapateh to Tb Journal.)
Garfield, Wash- Aug. 10. The first
new wheat of the season was brought
In by James Oant and stored in A. P.
Johnson's warehouse on the Northern
Pacific. The wheat Is of forty fold va
riety and graded No. 1. The yield was
tv bushels an acre.
R. C. McCroskey Is haullnr new
wheat to Johnson's warehouse that Is
grading NoJ 1 and making 46 bushels i
Walter Bean .is also haullna- new
wheat which is of a fine quality and
a-radinar No. 1. He Is also storina In
tne jonnson warenouse.
A P. Johnson Is an Independent wheat
buyer ana has been such for many
Fanners Get Big Scare.
Walla Walla. Wash.. Au 10. In the
Eureka Flat belt a few machines started
up today, but the majority of the
threshing outfits will not resume work
until Monday. The heavy rain gave the
farmers a gooff scare as they were fear'
ful of a repetition of the heavy rains
or invi when tnree rourtns of the crops
were totally ruined. About 26 per cent
of the crop in the Walla Walla valley
s in tne sac ana under cover. Most
of the grain so far harvested is in the
Eureka and Touchet districts, little or
no grain being cut in the foothill dis
and what It
hpniiv imifiMt for the financial out
look. Selifna of stocks could havs been
lmpeliea oy no omer cunaiaemiun.
Nntmnar naunenea in um inuuejr uia.a.i
to make the prospect either better or
worse than it naa Deen a ion
ma nuL The moat favorable
point In the preaent situation la that tne
decline of the past fortnight has sim
plified the prospect lor tne autumn
money market. Bank reserves, both
here and abroau are, to be sure, fsr
from strong. It Is practically certain
that not only will avery aouas -or tne
local bank surplus be needed for the
cron moving but also that treasury as
slstance on a large scale will be re
quired to meet the pressing demanda
The stock market In Its present position.
however, has little to apprehend, even
should available money supplies be
Official New Tork prices by Ovsrbeck
m cooks company:
Machines Are at Work.
Johnson. Wash.. Aug. 10. Johnson is
a pretty town or 400 people, located on
tne tenessee Drancn or tne Northern
Paclflo railroad. It Is a splendid wheat
shipping point ana win probably ship
many carioaas oi wneat cms season.
The yield here will run from 40 to 60
bushels an acre. Machines ars now in
the fields and grain Is being threshed
out at a rapid rate.
HOP CROP NOT SO GOOD AS
MANY BEARS WOULD PRETEND
By Hyman H. Cohen.
There Is much controversy at
16 c: breakfast bacon, 16H22o per time regarding the condition of the hop
Very Brief Reports of the Transac
tions of Some Lines of Produce.
Blackberry season la about over; few
remaining lots seuio at a oraio.
Tnmitn market is improved atfer se
vere weakness ofover a week. Latter
condition due foloo fast ripening. Stock
HOW coming too green, mjwover. -,.: -s
Hay maraei is noiuins miner meaay
i4ag to the short -crop in the Wlliam-
K.' villnv. The heavy production In
.torn Oreaoh and Washington has not
affected local conditions, as mo stock
from the . latter sections has . been f.
Oats' market is somewhat easier,; al
though no price has Ijeen named ' for
the 1907 crop'as yet. Plenty of old oats
offering, although -the price asked Is
much higher than that received.
Change in salt prices' was made aln
tuls wsek; this tln the pries of. b&lss
advancing 16 ,
lb; picnics. HHo per lb: cottage rolL
11 Ho per lb: regular short clears, un-
smoked. 12o per lb; smoked, 12o per lb;
clear backs, unfemoked. 12c: smoked. 13c
per lb; Union butts, 10 to 18 lbs, un
smoked. So ner lb: smoked. 9a txr lb:
clear bellies, unsmoked, 11 Ho per lb;
smoked 18 He per lb; shoulders, 12 He
per id; picxiea tongues, suo eacn.
LOCAL LARD Kettle leaf. 10c. 13c
per lb; 6s. 13Ho per lb; 60-lb tins, 13Ho
per lb; steam rendered, 10s, 11 tie per
lb; 6s, llo per lb; compound. 10s, 10c
TITBIT te'Rnnlr r.AA f na lVi fl...ni.. a
6o per lb; halibut, 6c per lb; striped
bass, 16o par lb; catfish, llo per lb; sal
mon fresh Columbia Chinook, 11c per
io; Bieeineaas, ivo per io; nemngs, oc
per lb; soles, tc per lb; shrimps, 12c per
lb; perch. So per lb; tomcod, 7c per lb;
lobstqrs, 16o-per lb: fresh mackerol, 8c
per lb; crawfish. 25o per doz; sturgeon,
12Ha. per 'lb; black bass, 20o per lb;
silver smelt, 7c per lb; frozen shad, tc
per lb; black cod, 7 He per lb.
. OYBTERS Shoalwater bay, per gal
lon. $2.60; per 100-Ib sack, $4 60; O! y ni
ls, per gallon, 12. Ho; per lio-io sack,
6.60.35; Eabla, canned, 10c can; $7.00
CLAMS Hardshell, per box, $3.40;
rasor clams, $2.00 per box; lOo psr dos.
: Paints, Coal Oil, Bto. i
ROPE -Pure Manila, 16Vc: standard.
II c: sisai, uc
COAL OIL Pearl or . Astrsl Csssm,
19 He per gal; water white, iron bbls,
14o per gal; wooden, 17c per gal; head
light, 170 deg., cases. 21 He per gaL
GASOLINE 86 deg.. cases. 84 Ho per
gal; iron bbls, 180 per gaL -
r tHMSZtlPIHi 09 OSg., CSS4S, IM ptr
gal; -iron bbls; 93o per gaL
TURPENTINE In cases. 9o per gal;
wooden bbls, 93q per gal.
. WHITE LEAD Ton . Inta 7s ner
lb: 6oo-lb lota. 8o car. lb: less lota, tko
yitua rrssani paaig u h.ii,
orop In various sections of the world,
If the reports that come from other
places are to be compared with some
sent out by the bears of this state the
cron everywhere will be considerably
curtailed from tha normal.
From this state the bear operators
continue to send out reports to tha east
and Europe that Oregon will produce
from 176,000 to 200,000 bales of hops
this season, although scarcely a man in
the entire state would, believe the re
port Practically every one of jese
henriah reDorts from this state Tiave
been sent but by dealers and others who
have not even seen a nopyaru ini aea
son. In some few Instances bearish
dealers did drive past the yards but
that's about as close as they came to
the hop. .
No one can estimate a crop by pass
ing It at a distance and the hop crop Is
no exception. In nearly all instances
the yards look quite well close to the
road it is on the other side of the
fence, however, that the vines grow and
it is there that the damage will, bs dis
Reliable dealers and growers do not
hesitate to sav that considerable dam
age has been done the crop by unseason
able weather. Hop Hoe are multiplying
at a lively rate ana as tne nura are
forming the vermin are entering. This
will cause the total destruction of every
cluster of hops entered. Honeydew is
also noted in practically every section
where correspondents cars to take the
trouble to note.
The same condition exists in Wash
ington and In California.. Naw York
yards are making better progress than
they were but the hops are-still badly
damaged. ' Reports from England are
mixed but reliable dealers', cables tell
of damage and vary short - crop In ,
prospeot, .;; (V,v
Just where the dealers stand In all
this controversy Is hard to explain at
this time for they are now jumping
with lightning speed from crop damage
to no crop damage. One day they will
have the crop of England the best In
years and this will be followed the very
next 24 hours with a report that condi
tions are bad. They seem to be taking
these tactics In order to muddle the
growers here and get them disgusted
with the situation.
Picking money Is going to be more
hard to obtain this season than ever
before and dealers know It They are
keeping the matter quiet until the last
moment so that growers will not get too
disgusted and leave the yards as they
are. They want them to take care of
the hops until picking time and then
when it comes time to get Dlcklnor
money there will be none in sight and
Mr. Bear Dealer will be there to buy
the yard's crop outright at $60 to $100.
Wells Writes of Hops.
By Ernest Wells.
On my recent trip to California I
was greatly surprised on finding out
how pessimlstlo a good many of the hop
growers and principal dealers were In
regard to their estimate of this year's
hop crop. It was the opinion of most
of them that this year's crop would be
fully 26 per cent short of that of last
year's, and some even prophesied that
it would be as much as 40 per cent
short I did not have a chance to go
over any of the yards myself but from
what I learned from Rome of the dealers
and growers, tha vines were looking
very sickly, there being any amounts?
missing hills, and In general they could
not account cor tne conaiuon tnat tha
yards were In.
i aiso iook a trip inrougn some or tne
most prominent hop sections in the
state of Oregon recently and found that
ha yards were not looking any too
promising. If the condition of the yards
n tne sections which i went over is any
criterion n which to work, would judge i
Amal, Copper Co.
Am. C. 4k V., o.
Am. Cot. OIL c.
Am. Loco. c. . .
Am. Sugar, a .
Am. Smelt o. . .
Anaconda M. Co.
Am. Woolen, c. .
Atchison c v. . .
Bait. 4V Ohio, C
Bkln. R. Tr
Can. Pac. c ....
Cen. Leather, c
C. Q. W.. c. ..
a m. st p. . .
ChL 4k N-W., a.
Chess. 4k Ohio...
Colo. F. A I., c
Cola So,, a ....
do 2d pra. ...
do 1st pfd. . . .
Dels- 4k Hudson
do 2d pfd. . . .
do 1st pfd.
at Northern, pf.
Louis. 4k Nash-,
M. K. 4k T., a. . .
Missouri Pac ..
N. Y. Central ..
N. Y.. O. 4k W.
Northern Pac., c
P. a. L. ft C Co.
do 2d pfd. . . .
do 1st pfd. . . .
Rep. I. A 8., pfd.
do preferred . ,
Rook Island, a. .
do preferred . .
B. L. A a. F.. 2-p.
S. Pacific, a ...
do preferred . .
Southern Ry.. a
do preferred . .
Texas 4k Paclflo.
T.. 8. L. W., c.
do nref erred . .
Union Pac.. c. ..181.
do preferred . .
U. S. Steel Co., o.
do preferred . .
Western U. Tel. 7634
Total sales for
during the nsst week but demand was
better then ususl and this waa the aid
that nut the market 260 higher tnan a
week ago. The total run of cattle dur
ing the week was 768 head compared
with 770 head a week ago, 806 head a
year ago and 180 head for the week cor
responding to this in 190S. This Is the
time of year when cattle values usually
show a better tone as a result pf ths
incressed Inquiry. A year sgo at this
time the csttls market began to climb
out or the slough or dullness ana prices
held steadier than for ulx years previ
Xsavy Kan of sjheep-
While the sheep market held fairly
steady and in soms instances the tons
was strong, ths run wss so much
greater than during recent weeks that
it waa small wonder that the price did
not react. Perhaps the one thing that
caused sheep prices to hold so well was
the scsrclty of hogs.
A year ago for the week correspond
ing to this the sheeD market waa firm
but unchanged In value.
Two Advances la Hogs.
Two advances which aggregated 26e
all through the hog market occurred
during the past week. Arrivals of hogs
were 406 bead compared with 621 head
a week ago. 4 nominal number a year
ago and 320 head two vears ago. Pack
ers and other killers were very good
buyers hogs In the open market me
past week and this helped to maintain
Official yard prices:
Hogs Best eaatern Oregon. 81.760
7.00: stockers and feeders. 87.00: China
xats, s a . i a.
uatue Best eastern Oregon steers.
.Ypt.vu; pest cows ana neirers.
.00; bulls, 32.00.
Bneep uest wethers. 14. is: swss.
14. uo; iambs, n.oo.
Arrivals of ths Week.
Following arrivals wars ahown In tha
yards the past week:
Saturday. Aug 8 II. A ChamDas-ne.
brought In 846 bead of sheep on the
steamer Georgia Burton: R. W. Deal
came in lrom La Grande, with a bunch
Sunday Mr. Nelll came In from Con
don. with five cars of cattle; Meehan 4k
. A V
ro Wheat Damage. . . ;
(Spacial Dispatch to Journal) . ? 4
Walla Walla. Wash., Aug. 10. I 4
Reports from various parts of ths
4 valley Indicate that little ot HO 4h
4 damage wag uone to wheat by 4
4 Thursday and yesterday's ralo, 4
4 although over half an inch was
w recorded by the weather office
4 and, In the foothill district the
4 precipitation waa nsarly an inch.
4 The greatest loss fsrmsrs will
4 sustain ts in keeping Idle crews
4 while waiting for the grain t
4 dry out sufficiently so thresh- 4
ing may D resumed.
NEVADA MINING STOCKS.
Prices Current Today on
San Francisco Exchange.
San Francisco. Aug. 10. Official bid
Sandstorm 47c. Red Top $4, Mohawk
$16, Columbia Mt. 62c, Jumbo $4,
Jumbo Ext $1.90, Vernal 17c Pennsyl
vania 8eA. Goldneld M. Co. 31.76A,
Kendall 80c, Booth 47c. Blue Bull 8c,
Adams 18c, Silver Pick 68c, May
Queen 90c, B. B. Ext 9c, Blue Bell 20c,
Dixie 8c. a. Columbia 98c. Hlbernla 7c
St. Ives 92c, Conqueror 15c, Lone Star
24c G. Wonder 2c. Potlach 40cA, Oro
ISo. Kendall Ext. 2c. Sandstorm Ext
4c. Mayne 7o. Atlsnta 60c. Great Bend
78c. Slmerone 20c, Empire 10c, Red To:
Kit 29c Florence 85.10. G. Daisy tl.6(
Laguna $1.40. Commonwealth 2Go, Com
bination Fract. $2.16, Great Bend Ext
16c Great Bend Anx. He A. Mlllstorm
40cA. B. B. Bonanxa 7c Kewanos 79c
Esmeralda 12c, Portland 28o, Cracker
Jack 22c. Francis Mohawk $1.26, Red
Hill 63o, Lou Dillon 9c. Y. Tiger 23c
Grandma 20c, S. Pick Ext 6c T. Rose
7o. Col. Mt. Ext. 3c. Goldf. Cons. $8.07 H.
Diam'f. Triangle 20c.
COMSTOCK. . ,
Onhir $1. Mexican 69c. Gould 4k Curry
22c Con. Virginia 79cl Savage 60c
Hale & Noraross 60c, Yellow Jacket
96c, Belcher 24c, Confidence 7 6c A, Sierra
Nevada 30c, Exchequer 83c, Union 88c
Original 7c Bullfog M. C 12c Mont
Bullfrog 6c National Bank 20c. L.
Harris 2c, Amethyst 24c Gold Bar (4c
Bieinway oca, uenver J3ur. Anx. Tc
Bonnie Clare 41 o, Mayflower Cone 87c
Monty, Ohio Ext. 7c G. Scepter 7c
Monty. Mt. 14c A. B. Daisy lOoA. Home
stake Cone 90o, Nugget 6c Victor 10c A.
North Star 6cA.
Ton. Nev. 12c, Mont Ton. $8. Ton.
Ext. $1.86, MacNamara 24c, Midway
74c, Ton. Belmont $3.20. Ton. North
Btar i?c unio Ton. 3c West End Cone
67c, Rescue 10c Ton. and California 6c
Golden Anchor He Jim Butler 88c
Ton. Cash Bov 4c Ton. Home 8cA,
nuaion ion. iuca, aionarcn titts.'Ex.
9cA, Mont Mid. Ext 8c, Golden Crown
Manhattan Cons. 46cA, Manhattan M.
Co. 6o, O. Wedge 6c Sevier Hump 6c
Dexter 13c L. Joe 2c Crescent 6oA.
Combination 2c Granny 26c, Mustang
20c. Little Grey 20cA, Cowboy 6c
Original Manhattan lOo, Broncho 7o,
flnenut 6c Buffalo Ic 8. Dog lc Y,
Horse 8c, Indian Camp 6c
Fairr. Eagla I1.60A, Nevada Hills
$5.65, Pittsburg Silver Peak $1.45, Nc
Star Wonder. 6cA, Eagle's Nest 24o,
Ruby Wonder 26c Alice of Wonder 6cA.
22 H I L w,ln v" cara oi came; aieenan c
mail i vuuu, ui juuKouv. uu in a uftr ok noga;
ffTX I I. V. Weat nama In fmm tUlmnA rira.
gon. with two cars of cattle; Joseph
Krehe passed through the yards with
horses and mules, going to Bprague,
Washington: Albert Jackson, of Hunt
ington, csms In with two cars of cattle
Monday u. K. west came in from
Voncalla with a carload of cattle: J. K.
Perin had In horses, which he shipped
to Seattle; L. T. Berry, of Albany, was
in witn a car or came.
Tuesday J. J. Henderson came in
rrom HarnsDurg with a car or cattle:
F. B. Ferguson, of Amity, brought In a
car of cattle from Hariisburg; J. S.
Flint, of Junction Cltv brought in two
cars of sheep; T. R. Howltt had In a
double-deck car of sheep from Fair-
Wednesday R. Falrciuid. of Hennnar.
brought In a car of cattle
Thursday Kiddle Rros.. of Talan1
City, shipped in three cars of cattle
from Union; C. Murphy cams In from
Shaniko. with two oara of cattle: J. E.
Bolter, brought in a car of cattle from
Shaniko; C. J. Sabln, of Harrisburg,
brought In a car of cattle; Ben DeVlvier
passed through the yards with horses,
going to Ashland; R. E. Morris, of Har
risburg, brought In a car af cattle; C
H. Vehrs, of Lebanon, was In with a
car of hogs; J. P, Hoffman brought in
a car of cattle from Lebanon; A. H.
Bodlne had in a car of hogs from Cor
vallis. Friday Meehan 4k Cobb, of Eugene,
had two cars of cattle on the market;
J. Renels brought In two cars of cattle
from Oakland; John Zlniker. of cres-
t.o.1, naa wim car ui nogs, j. t;.
Davis, of Halsey, brought in a car of
sneep and hors mixed; Lee Miller of
Mlllersbur- brought In a par nt ih..n
and hogs mixed; D. Taylor, of Halsey,
uiuukul ui m, oar ui aoeep ana nogs;
Frank Dlnges. of Junction Citv. ha in
two cars of sheep; 8. L. Overton, of
Brownsville orouant In a ear nt hrnrm
and cattle mixed.
Saturday B. A. Smith had in three
care or cattle rrom uaKland, Oregon,
for Frank L. Smith; L. E. Weat came In
witn a car or cattle rrom Ynnna.ua- v.
G. Young 4k Co.. of Oakland, shipped In
iuibo can oi came.
CHICAGO WHEAT VALUES." f . ;
Aug. 10 Aug.! Loss. 1901
ecpt. n o ih TI
ieo i iiu
May 87 $8
(United PrM by SpeeUl laased Wire.) '
Chicago, Aug. 10. Crippling of the
bualneaa by the representatives of the
telegraphers' strike waa tha principal -feature
In all speculative markets on the
board ofi trade today. It's effect is seem
In the following declines: September,
December and May wheat 1KC Septem
ber corn and c Provisions under'
normal conditions would probably have
been strong, but as it waa pork lost
22 Ho, lard from 6 to 7 Ho and ribs fxomj
2H to 10c
There was great dearth of ths usual
news, statistical and. otherwise on whicta
speculative opinion largely depends. Lo
cal receipts today were 297 cars again at
3,620 similar day last year, and at Min
neapolis and Duluth 147 compared witti
121 last year. Liverpool was from Hk
to d higher because of the decline in
condition of spring wheat reported it
yesterday's statement Berlin was Hi
higher, World's shipments for the
week were estimated at 8,800.000 com- .'
pared with 7,336,000, but the Ilka wee
of the previous years. India shipped
30,400,900 bushsls this week, against
1,374,000 last year. There was nothing
heard during the day that bad the ef
feet of creating a demand for wheat ,
and ths tendency was downward. - ,,-,.
Corn Hart, Too.
The effect of ths wheat weakness was
very hard on the more remote futures os
corn. Local receipts were 329 cars, '
against 102 last year, and shipments,
hence 308,000, compared with 246,000 a
year age Liverpool was ld higher.
All of the business done altogether was
very small. Estimate of receipts here
for Monday was 266 csra,
Buainess in oats suffered with the
other commodities, but at a moderate
decline in price there was demand,
enough to steady the fluctuation There
was no change in general opinions of
the great deficiency In ths season's :
crop. Local receipts were 80 cars; last .
year 176.. Shipments 173,000. against.
63,000 a year ago.
Ths market for hog products shared .
with the grains In the unfavorable ef
fect from tha general trouble. There ,
was a good demand from an influential
quarter for ribs. Local run of hogs
was 10,000 for the day, and the total
receipts for the week waa only 173,000.
Eatlmate of Monday's local run was
38,000, and of next week's total 138,000! ,
head. s. i
Cash wheat NC 2 red. !lOS7o: no.
red. 84H?85o; No. 3 hard. 86HWI
HOGS STEADY IN EAST.
Receipts Considerably Smaller Than
Year Ago In Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Official run:
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep,
Chicago , 9000 2600 6000
Kansas City 2000 1400
Omaha 6000 200 2000
Hogs are steady; left over were 3,000.
Receipts a year ago were 17,000. Mixed
oomes $6.866.27H: heavy 15.9606.15;
rougn. i.uv&.su; ngnt, o.u(jf 8.40.
FRISCO BUTTER STRONG
that there cannot be over 136,000 bales
in ths stats of Oregon this season, and
conservatively speaking, allowing for all
hops that will not be picked, will say
that 136,000 ts a good mark at which to
put tha coming product It Is pretty
hard to tell Just what effect tha re
cent rains will have upon the crop but
tha weather which will follow thla cold
and rsinjr spall will no doubt tell ths
tais. ; . . . . ... .
Receipts Are Small Cheese Ad
vances a Half Cent tor Americas.
(Heant Newi by Longeat Leased Wire.)
San Francisco, Aug. 10. The receipts
of butter were very small, .but there
was no quotable change In prices $ nd
the market closed firm. Young Amer
ica cheeee was advanced He per pound
for fancy and firsts. All Callfornlan
was Arm. There was no change in eggs
and the market remained Arm for all
The weather navirsr turned warm
there was a somewhat Improved demand
for watermelons and even nutmegs did
a little better lor oest northern. There
wss a poor local demand for apples,
but shipping trade has been good. Three
carloads of Central American bananas
arrived and they came to an apprecia
tive market. There was complaint of
the rough handling of peaches coming
from the Santa Clara valley and the
badly bruised condition of them on ar
rival here. This haa reference mors
particularly to the large size packings
Taking the market as a whole the con
ditions and prices were about the same
as on Friday and in a number of In
stances there were no quotable changes
The market was unchanged fn
tatoes and onions. Other vegetables
were mostly In abundance and generally
very weak. Fancy tomatoes and .cu
cumbers were well sustained In price.
V New York Cotton Market.
IIUi: No. 1 hard. 94UA96C
Corn no a yeuow. eie no. - s
till a . XTa Vlt. till.. IMA w.1-
low. $56c; No. 4, 6363Hc -r
ua ts jsc I wnita, 03Hi No. s wnrte
49Hc62c; . Nc 4 whits, tSHOfiOca
standard, 6258 He :.;.;,,! ,:, ..
Official Chicago prices br Ovsrbeck 4s
Cooke company: : . . , c:',..;;'r
WHEAT. ' ., , Wi';.'
Open. High. Lowv fSose
September.. ..97 68 86 , 8THB
Decemner ...zyi z si, stjk.il
May 97 98 T4 IJJ.
September ....54 66 64 64B
December ....61 62 61H.51HA
May 63 53 63 633
OATS. , ... V-v,.-
September ....45 45 1
December ..-.41 43'
May ....45 45'
MESS M7RK. -i, '
September ....1620 1630 60l lfli
September .... 912 111 919 $-104
October 825 925 117 117 ?
January 860 860 ; . I5 160 M
SHORT BIBS. . '
877 ..$ .v ITS ITl
885 885 M8S2tM82Ah
790 790 JMii T80A
Liverpool Grain Market,
Liverpool, -Aug. 10. Official prioes: !
Aug. I. Qaln.
4s llt.'4-Mi :
United States Government Bonds. .
York. Aug. 10. Government
Twos, registered ...... 106
do, coupon .......... iv a
Threes, registered ......102
do. coupon .......... iu4
Threes, small bonds.... 101
Die Columbia, 3-66s.... 118
Fours, registered, new. 124
do coupon ......... , izt
Twos, Panama ........ 104
.14 106 4'
New York Bank Statement.
New York. Aug, 10. Bank statement!
' :; Or,;.,.'tf:i:vfe4i,;v.JvkDecreaee. 5
Reserve . t. f 387,35
Reserve, less United States. , '; J s 6,0 J 6
Loans ,.. ... 16,497,4 .")
Specla- ...M. .-j. i.993,000
Deposits ................... li,l1,ta
Open. High. low.
Jan, ,,.. 1248. 1261 mi
-Tofaki . e. a a a HM iltli ii
March 121 m 1254
ABril ? a j i.
JkMft s sa esse' 4 a e.' ess
BeDt ... 1H 117S 11T1
Oct. 135 '1881 1233
1: IV '
Deo. .... 123?;
1244 1233- 124
I -,, Liverpool Cotton Market. ;
'Liverpool. Aug. 10. Cotton futures
closed 1 point up. :.i.j:''y,-rr-.
A0:f Korean Glued Clo'hes.
"In Korea." said a tailor, -needle 'sx
thread are unknown to tailoring. T;"
place Is taken by glua"
. "GlusT" w '
' "Oiue. A peculiarly On. (!
made of fish. Making Ki' '
the tailor does not bi in 1
cloth together and th. 1 r---"
painfully units thont wiwi t-
of the needle.. Nc he cin; " ' '
slightly, brushes " , f' ;J" ,
preaaea the ssaiu tA;hr aiii '-' t
garment awir : rn
"'I wore gitiit r!
fAunl tht liiy J-- i Si
as II .tuO.
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