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OREGON K)TATO ,CE0P IS
BEEAKINO ALL RECORDS
FOR TEE EXTRA QUALITY
Lziest Hsrktt Reviews
m the FwmemL '.world
Vlth the Trsde
EXORilOrS 1)113 IX VAL
UES ON BOTH V.1IT.VT
AND STOCKS IN, THE EAST
OUR SPUD BEST
fuality of Oregon Potatoes
Beats Everything: Every
.'. where, Say Experts; .
Br Bymu H. Cohen.
fhe action of the local poUto market
of late U verr gratifying to the pro
ducers of Oregon. High prices are the
" rule and supplies are not coming one
lentil a fast aa me currant uiiotuu
Oregon potatoes: thle aeeeon will make
a reputation cor themaelvea Tor fine
aualitv that arowera would verr much
help If they were to properly grade
their product'' We have the quality In
a the Oregon potato thle season to out
, dlatanca any other potato crown, , no
matter from what- locality. -
Tkir is an enormous statement to
ake In these times of fanoy potato
ualltr but the fact Is attested to by
expert potato men from all over the
country' There was recently In this
' city at handler of potatoes located in the
' eastern, states. Bamples of the Oregon
frown Burbank and American Wonder
were shown . this expert and he pro-
Eounced them the best be had ever seen,
e further said that the quality was
. so perfect that he could scarcely believe
if even tnougn ne had seen the earn
, pies with his own eyes. -,
t : ' CaUfomlan Olvea In.
About the same time a representative
, of a large California potato , buying
- firm Was In the city. He came and saw
h and was likewise conquered. He had
. never before believed that there was a
potato-growing section of the world that
- would produce the fine quality and ep
.. pearanoe of the Salinas Burbank but his
eyes were unwillingly opened to the ex
tra fine quality of the Oregon Burbank
. this season and he gave In after a
struggle with his state pride. To pro
nounce the product of any othsr state
better than that grown tn California Is
eonsiaerea almost a capital orienoe in
. aur nets hborln state on the south but
: even with this staring him in the face
me (jaurornian pronounoea me urogon
: stock the finest in the land
Alaska has always been a consumer
of the Oregon potato, but it was not
antll recently that the trade of that
territory decided that the potato from
any other section of the coast could
scarcely be oomnared to that grown In
.Oregon and especially In the .eastern
Multnomah-Clackaniaa districts, it has
- been the custom for years for the traae
, ef New Mexico and Artcona to pay a
small premium for Oregon potatoes over
those grown elsewhere and when prices
here were not too far out of Una with
those elsewhere the trade or a large
per cent of It always went to this state.
This year Oregon will not only have a
erop of unusually fine quality but the
quantity will be much greater than us
ual, owing to the good prices of fared
, and the lateness of the season In Callr
fornla. If the growers of the state
will grade their etocK properly It will
mean much more trade annually to them
and better returna In dollare and cents
than usual. Any potato shipper will
explain the' secret to Inquiries. ...
' BUTTER; BREAKS RECORDS. '
' ft v.-
Vaiaes , Unusually High ' lOsewherje
More So In This Part of Country."
' The extremely high- values ruling tn
the local butter market are the wonder
of the trade, the eonsumers and the
manufacturers. The other day there
was an advance in - the - prloe of the
city product to ISo a pound and this
- was followed later In the week by an
advance to 17 o by one Institution.
This latter price broke all former rec
ords for their extreme height for this
wmi the hotter market has been
most unusual alt over the United States
this season. It has been more m in
Oregon. It Is the most unusual thing
for the Portland butter market to ad
vance aver the price asked In the north
because this is a producing seotlon- snd
producing districts are always lower
nrlMbt than elsewhere. Were they not
It would be exceedingly difficult' for
them to dispone-of their surplus pro
duce to- otner manteie.
. At this time, despite the high values
charged, supplies of butter are not equal
ta the local demand. No supplies are
wanted by the outside but none eould
be furnished because we do not have
more than enough for ourselves. The
continued dry weather hae cut short
the available grass supplies and this
r,as curtailed to a considerable extent
the output of butter.
The egg market ie acting much better.
- Quality la very good) at this time and
the price was helped upward by ths
-shortage la arrivals and the better de
mand. -. Several attempts have been made dur
ing the pest week to boost values In
the cheese market but despite the higher
quotations named by various Interests
cheese Is still selling at former values
and the market la not any too firm,
either. The price of cheeee Is already
at such a height, that consumption is
being curtailed. . .
. ABOUT dry rot peach.1
FRISKY AS A v
Sheep Market la Unsettled
With' Too Liberal Sup-;
; plies--Prices Lower. .
v- By Hvman H. Cohen. .
Portland Union Stockyards, Aug. 17.
Official run; . .
' : Hops. - Cattle. , Sheep.
Past week........ tit !,. 1.444
?revlous week . . . 611 761 r 1,161
ear ago ....... 416 . 100 ' t.!7(
Previous yea .. 1S 1(1 .1,1(1
The livestock market "went by fits
and starts the past' week. Trade was
as frisky as a spring' lamb and the
sheep and lamb market was Drlnclnally
af footed. -While the receipts were not
heavy the market gained considerable
weakness win to the overetocked con
d It Ion of the market the previous week.
There was a short time early in . the
week when sheep held steady and -quotations
were fractionally higher, out
generally speaking there was nothing
out weakness. At the close of the week
the sheep market was 40o lower all
around. -The run for the six days was
i,e neaa compared wita i,io neaa a
week ago, 1,874 head a year ago and
!.$ head the same week two years
There was a larger run of cattle In
the yards during the past week, but this
did not effect the price because demand
was so much better than usual. Cattle
are showing better quality than usual
at this time of year and this is very
likely the cause of the great demand
from packers and killers. During the
week Mil head were received compared
A CAS FOR THE CHILDREN'S COURT
Xow Prices. Result on AH Grades at
t First Owing to Bad Quality.
'' It Is extremely unfortunate for the
peach growers of the Roseburg district
as well a the consumers that no head-
. way has been made by the orchardlsts
tn their warfare against the ravages of
the -dry rot'-' 1
- This week In the Portland market a
number' of cars of aouthern Oregon
?eaches arrived In thle city, every box
ractically- being affected with the rot.
he peaches were of unusually fine out
ward appearance and- upon first arrival
the Inward, appearance was all that
eould be desired. However, after two or
three days the fruit began to show signs
of decay and rot and within the next
day or so were completely spoiled.
. , on this account some very low prices
were named In the local markets during
the week; some fine peaches outside
appearance selling as low as 40o a
box In the Front street markets'. The
' markets were Anally blocked with this
bad fruit and It was not long before
- those who had bought came back for
. their money. -.
One dealer came very close to arrest
' for refusing to give back a- buyer the
money he bed psld for some of the dry
rot fruit. , In this connection the fol
owtag Is of Interest:
"If I find any peaches or any other
fruit with dry rot In the Portland mar
kets the stocks will bs condemned and
confiscated at) once, no matter who has
them. There is a state as -well ss a
' city lew against the practice of eendlne
. unhealthy fruit to the markets and
Shippers as well ss dealers are liable
' to be prosecuted and subject- to heavy
fine. It will therefore pay shippers to
keep this class of stock at home." .
, Interview of. Sarah A.- Kvana, market
Inspector In fThe Journal Friday- , ,
' FRONT STREET REVIEWS, y
..... ;.'.;" -
Rrlcf Note of the Trade Along the)
oronghfare During Week.
dressed meats were In active da-
end at ton nrlcea the Dent week.
Chicken market firm at u no ban red
Apple market beginning to show some
Signs of activity but fancy fruit Is
scarce.' , ,
Watermelons from the south con
tinue td show unusually good quality
nd lor this reason they are coming for
a longer period - than usual.- first ar
with 781 head last week, S00 head
year ago and tst head two years ago.
. Xoga Are Tory Ttxm.
A verr firm tone ruled In the hog
market all throum the past weef. Re
ceipts were small and added to this
was the famine that has existed In lo
cal hoc aunolles for so lonsr. The orioe
advanced ifca and eould Dropahir nave
advanced to a higher figure. The tradeJ
nowever, leeis indisposed ta put tne
ho market too hlah at - this time for
everyone believes lower prices will be
the result after the Dress of farm work
Is over. President DauKhtrey made the
announcement thin week that It was s
quealoa of but a short time before the
weather would be cool enousrn to admit
of shipments to tne coast from tna east.
ornciai yard prices: .
Hoas Beet eastern Oree-on. IT. 00
etorkers and feeders, 14.71; China fats,
f.TI. . - -
Cattle Best eastern ' Oregon . steers,
ft.7104; best cows and heifers, 11.7(0
I; bulls, 11.00. - -.Sheep
Beet ' wet h era - f IfrOt . mixed.
t.vv; lamDs, n.tvvi.vv.
Arrivals of the Week.
Pollowlna arrivals were shewn la the
yards the naat week:
Saturday, Aug. 11. J. BL Betlger of
Qervals had In a double deck of sheep.
L. EI West of Tacoma brought In a ear
or cattle rrom uakiand. air. west had
In a car of cattle from Toncalla. C J.
Miller brought In a small bunch of
horses. D. Scott earns In from Eugene
Monday Henrv BlackweU of walla
Walla shinned in a ear of eattle. . J.
T. Cooper bad In four double decks of
Sheep from Hood River. George Kohl
aaen oi Rosebura brourht tn six ears
of cattle. J. W. Redd of Carlton ehlpped
In a ear of cattle and one ef eheeo. H.
B. Bullock passed through the yards
witn norsea and cow a going to Seattle,
Tuesday u. F. Zelsler of Oervals had
In a car of sheep and hogs mixed. D.
Kle-er breurht In two ears of sheen from
Corvallls. Mr. Newcome came In from
Bhanlko with a oar of cattle. Kiddle
Bros, had - In two cars of cattle from
El aln and Mr. Madden brought In three
cars of cattle from Condon.
Wednesday o. W. Thomas had tn
five cars of cattle from Durkea. eon-
slimed to Frve-Bruhn company at Se
attle. F. E. Llbby of Jefferson came tn
with two cars or sheep. J. Renels
brought In- three cars of oat tie from
Oakland for Frank L. Smith. J. a Flint
of Junction"" City - had ina carload of
hoga - Phllllol Bros, of west Solo bad
In two cars of sheep. -
Thursday Meehan a Cobb of Eugene
had in a car of sheep end hogs mixed.
F. Dlnrea of Junction City had In two
cars of sheep, O. W. Thomas had In
three cars of cattle rrom Durkee, con
signed to Seattle. Smith Bros, of Cham-
Eoeg drove In 69 head of cattle. J. W.
lxon of Independence had tn horses.
C H. Vehre of Lebanon was In with a
car of cattle, also two of hoga Mr. West
passed through the yards with a car
of cattle going to Astoria. B. R. Frank
had in horses from Halsey. B. R. Mor
ris of Rowland .brought In a carload
of cattle. J. Bod Ins came In from Cor
vallls with a car - of ' hoga. Georre
Brown of Corvallls had In- a ear of
sheep and J. N. McFadden cama In from
Corvallls with a double deck of sheen.
Friday Dur Wassom came In from
Harrieburg with two cars of cattle.
George Kohlhasren of Roseburg came in
from Wilbur with four cars of cattle
and one of eattle and hoga mixed. L,
Wade had In three cars of oattle from
Condon and J. H. Bowen passed through
the yards with a car of horees from ths
same place, rolna to Sheridan.
Saturday J. Renels earns In from
Oakland with two cars of cattle. Mr.
McQreer of Bhanlko came In with a car
of cattla Mr. Neal brought In five
cars of cattie from Condon. W. . U.
Brown had n horses from Albany.
HEAVY STOCK SALES. '
A . Consignment of 8,000 Cotswold
Sheep la Made to Other State.
(Special Dtapsteb te The Jeeraall
'Albany, Or., Aug. 17. Barney and
Herman Hecker of this dry ars build
ing up -an immense , buslnees in this
section in the stock line and yesterday
began the shipment of a consignment
of 1,000 Cotswold sheep to parties re
siding in Wyoming and Colorado. .Over
I.eOO will be shipped direct from the
local yards and the remainder loaded
on oars at various places throughout
the valley. There Is another consign
ment of about 1,600 that will be shipped
to outside points by other sheep and
stock men, making the total number to
be sent, from the valley reach -a total
of 4,600. It Is said that the stock so
shipped Will brlnsj In- returns of over
116,000 to the valley shlppera This is
an immense undertaking and requires
exceptional Judgment aa well as busi
ness capacity. -. . - - ; , ,
Best Fruit Tear. ;.';
-'' (special Dtapsteb te The Journal)
John Pay. Or., Aug. 17. Thle prom
ises to be the best fruit and vegetable
season the John Day valley has Known
in many yeara.' Much fruit Is bound to
f o to waste for lack Of shipping faclll
les. Summer apples are perishing by
the hundreds of bushels. With the ex
ception of peaches, which crop Is light,
the fruit crop Is far abova the average
Oraln crops are also first class tn
Hi 5 ah oca
... '..i i t . j
A . ..' j-. r mil rr-x
Dr. BIggar, phytlclan to' John D. Rookafallar, aayt: "l&r. Rocke
feller hag been born twice physically and be lg only 14 years old. Ha
Is growing up scientifically, adding to bis mnacle, to his lungs and to
his heart power with every breath of fresh air he takes."
CREAMERY BUSINESS INCREASE
IS VERY GREAT IN PORTLAND
By Ryman H. Cohan.
With heaps and-bounds the creamery
business of Oregon la increasing. On
every hand ' new creameries are be tug
started and old onea greatly enlarged.
The production of butter fat la In
creasing but la not quarter groat en
ough to supply the growing demand for
butter , than annually-, comes to this
state. - - - .
In this olty ths trade IS making
greatest gains for 11 is to Portland the
orders come from every part of the
northwest, and In order to fill them
auloklv the creameries must ba lo
cated at the most central point.
In this connection It should be stated
that at the oreaent time the Haaelwood
Cream company is complelng the erec
tion ef Us four-story building on North
Third street, near tne union aepot, ana
the company wijl move from Its present
quarters about Ootober 1.
. According to M. Mortensen, manager
of the Haaelwood, the lower floor will
have the location of- the finest , Ice
cream manufacturing plant west of
Chicago. The next floor will' hold the
engine room, the cream receiving de
partment, the nasteurislna. .. shinolna
and order department. -
On the next floor will be located the
butter manufacturing plant, the labora
tory and the general offices of -the
Haselwood company. The office force'
will take a space of (0 by 100 feet
On the next floor win ne the storage
rooms, and according to tne manage
ment, - something new In storage fa
cilities will be shown ; when the, plant
Is completed. -. vi - ' -f.". .
Townsend Company scoring, Tea.
The TV B. Townsend ' company has
sary to find larger quar-
i ox xne increasing trade.
tern on account
The new location la In the Cook hnlld.
lng, en Front street, and the new quar
ters are being prepared for the ooji
During the last ' few months the
Townsend company has purchased the
two plants of the Commercial Cream
eryone at saiem. the other at Lyons.
A new creamery Is likewise being built
at 'Dallas and still another is talked nt
All this increase necessitated the home
office scouring larger quarters, which
win no occupied aoout September 1
in oinoars or ths Townsend com
pany are: Ad Skylea president, C A.
Townsend seoretary, and T. S. Towns-
ens treasurer ana general manager.
At Damascus the creamery there has
been making extensive improvements
of late, and the capacity of the plant
will be Increased In the near future,
according to re porta
. " ; Other Creameries te Balaign. ' N
- According to report several other lo
cal creameries have found their pres
ent quarters and output too small for
the Increasing demand, and they are
figuring on new locations. It Is stated
that the Weatberly company will soon
begin the erection of a suitable en
larged plant, alongside the Crystal Dee
Biorage company, on tne east side,
where tne most modern machinery
known In the creamery trade will ba installed.
The Oregon Creamery la aaM ta ba
considering a location where Ita plant
can be greatly enlarged . and made
The Willamette Cream company re
cently entered the trade here and Is
not said to be contemplating a . new
move at this time.
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT :
, 7 . .CANNOT BE MET ANYWHERE
rivals from The Dalles this week were
Of good quality. . . .
Cantaloupe market In fine shape for
best fruit but off-grades are still hard
Sweet potatoes are lower with more
liberal arrivals from the south. - .
Spring-summer salmon season on th
Columbia closes the coming week. Run
to date has been moat disappointing.
Scarcely any fresh salmon to be bad
In the local market. .
Tomato market still rules very high
with supplies not so great aa a Week
Local grapes Bra still of poor quality
and are therefore celling at low figures.
Better ansa promised soon. - -
i By Byman H. Corea.
The best harvest weather and ths best
growing weather" are twe combinations
that can scarcely be beat In these days
of changeable - climatic conditions
throughout the world. . . .
However, both good harvest and good
growing weather were the portions of
ths grain crops and to put the matter
mildly the crops are making good.
A continuation of the record-breaking
yield reports were received during the
weea. r or a time it was inougnt mat
Idaho might not possibly follow in the
wake of Oregon and Washington in pro
ducing bumper crops, but advices from
that state during the week put all such
fears safely at rest for every reoort re
ceived spoke of - nothing but record
. Wnet's the Cense of AH Tklsf l
lust whafs the causa of all these
good yields In all three of the Pacific
northwest states, none la able to say,
Ths north weet has never been known to
have a failure under any condition but
the yield thia season was so heavy and
of such superior quality that even the
growers themselves are wondering just
how things happened. Now the reverse
of this is the case In every other sec
tion of the United States, Canada, Eu
rope and Australia. Just why the Pa
cific northwest should be so much more
favored than every other part of the
world Is where the mystsry of wheat
production comes In. ,
The crop Jere Is such wonderful
quality that the eastern trade Is aghast
at the alluring display. Even In the
banner wheat ' districts . east of the
Rockies they do not raise such crops as
did the Paclflo northwest this season
and this In a measure accounts for the
many letters-of inquiry being received
from the eastern trade regarding the lo
cal situation, prices and prospects for
quick railroad delivery. . . '
, Farmers Will Build. ,
(Special Dispatch te Tee Jearaal.)
Weston, Or., Aug. 17. It Is reported
by several representative warehouse
men ef Weston that the farmers are
much concerned over the raise in rates
of from 10 to 71 cents for the storage
of wheat and say that In 1101 if the
raise Is oontlnued, they will have their
own warehouses. They state that they
are forced ta aubmlt this year because
they have no place to store their wheat.
VALLEY SEASON CLOSETO.
Fall tWheat Is In and Spring Crop Is
-Ready for the Machines.
(Special Dispatch te The learaal, -Albany,
Or., Aug. 17. The harvest
season In Linn county Is rapidly Bearing
a close. Fall wheat has practically been
rarnsred and the spring crop is all In
shock and ready for the final run of
threshing. - The continuance of good
weather will be a great help la expe
diting the harvest season. The grain
crop In Linn county Is above the aver
age and the yields In all sections are
averaging better than during the Met
season, wneat is over-running in weigni
and the total output la the county will
be highly satisfactory. Oats, clover and
other grains are reported as being a
good crop and In regard' to the oat crop
many phenomenal yields are reported.
- Hay Is showing great' strength and
the market ie better than -at any time
within late yeara Good prices prevail
and the farmere hereabouts are receiv
ing from 110 to lit per ton for their
surpiua It Is predicted that record
breaking prices for hey will prevail be
fore the beginning of the next season on
account of .an apparent shortage la the
crop.,.. .,,.,- . :,'
Harvest Hands Scarce, . -
(Special Plspatek te The Jaarasl.t
Heppner, Or., Aug. 17.-Harvest hands
srs In great demand and wages are
high, oelng from t a day and board to
14 and many farmers are working with
short crews and many combines are Idle
for want of hands.
Reports of big yields continue to come
In, and this la Heppners banner crop
Advance in English Loans
Cause Else in German
Interest Next Week.
STOCK MARKET LOSSES.
Amalgamated . .
Cotton Oil ..
Locomotive . ...1
B. ft ........
6. P ..,,...
. P, ...... .,.4
STOCK MARKET GAINS.
N. P U
Rook Island ... Til
dtatla -see sea 36
Nat. Lead ......IK
o. w. H
Press Steel .... H
U. & Steel .... ' H
, da preferred.. H
111 Cent. ...... .1
N. T. C- ..... H
(Hearst News br Leageat leased Wire.)
New Toray Aug. 17. The tendency
for foreign exchange, to stiffen has
been the subject of comment, helped
by the advance in the Bank of England
rate. It was rumored today that this
would ba followed bv an advance in
the German bank rate next week. Silver
was quoted at a decline. American ls
suea oa the London market were weak
and closed well below ntw zora parity.
extensive liquidation was reponea oa
the continent. Console were weak and
a considerable strain - waa reported at
Paris, where the security markets were
characterised by reactionary tendenclea
me Dana statement waa eooui waa
bad been expected. It Indicated nei
ther a desire for hlrher nor for lower
prices on tne part of tna insiders.
Official New Tork ericas by Ovar-
oeca m tjooKQ oompanyi
SALMON RUN IS OREATER.
Upper River r ackers Pat Up Record
. Breaking Packs the Past Season. ;
(Special Dispatch te The Jeareal.) V
Hood River, -Aug., 17. While the
catch of salmon Is reported to ba the
smallest In years on . the lower river,
fishermen oa the upper Columbia say
they have had a gdod -season. This Is
said to ba due to the high water which
has made It Impossible to seine suo
ressftilly st ths mouth ef the river and
has allowed the fish to come up stream,
where they have been taken in fish
wheels and trap neta. The. cannery at
Rooster Kock la reported aa having put
up the blggeat pack In its history, and
the same Is said to-be true of Warren's
cannery, located several miles below It.
At the mouth of the White Salmon
river employes of the government fish
hatchery are preparing for the season
of taking aalmoa egge. Tbe hatchery is
being repaired and put In condition to
receive eggs, and It is expected to take
a much larrer number than uaual thle
year on account of the fish having
come up stream tn greater quantltlea
' Record-Breaking Crop. . V
T""fgpeeiat Dispatch to Th JoamaL)
Roseburg, Aug. 17. The Crawford
peach croo In Douglas county this year
Is ths largeet ever harvested and the
price Is aa good or better than ever
before. E. P. Drew, the president of
the Fruit Growers' association, aays the
crop will aggregate 10.000 boxes- The
f rices have ranged from l cents to
l.XS per box. socerdlng to else and
quality. The first shipment was made
on July t. and the last will probably be
September 1, which will wind up with
the late - Crawfords and clings, ef
which there will be about 100 boxes.
Xirerpool Cotton Market: .
Liverpool, Ana. 1T Cotton futures
closed I potata off, spate 4 joints lower,
Amal Cop. Co...l
Am. C. F. e..l tlVs
Am. Cot Oil, e.
Am. Looo., com.
An, Hugar, a...
Am. Smelt, a...
Am. Smelt, p..
Ana, M. Co....
Am. WooL, a...
Atchison, o. . ...
Bait dt Ohio, a.
B. A O.j, p.....
Brook. R. T....
Can, Pacific, a.
Can. Leather, o.
Cen. Leather, n,
C A O. W. o... t
C, M. A St P... Ill
CAN. W., e... 140)4
Chea. A Ohio..,. J
Colo. F. A L. c. tl
Colo. South., e... 11
Col. 6., Ind p.,......
CoL B., let p. ...I.....
B- A R. a... I zi !
D. A R. G p.... 44
Erie. o. J
Erie, 2nd p.....)
trie, ist p.,..,.
Louia A Nash..
Max, Cen. Ry.
M., K. A Tv e..
e .Lands .....
Vlr. Chera. .....
Missouri Fao. .
National Lead .
N. T. Central .
N. T- O. A W. .
Nor. A West, a.
do- nf d. .....
No. American ,.
lo. Pacific, a.
n. t. a. H r-rt
sr. st car. a,.
ao pro. . . . . .
Reading, e. ...
do 2d nfd. .
do 1st pfd. ..
Ren. L A Bh a..
Rock Island, a.
do Vkfd. ......
do 1st pro. ..
It L it sT-W- a
do. racino, a ,
do pfd. .....
So. Railway, a...
do pid. . . .
Texas A Pan. .
T. St L. A W,
do efd. .....
Union Paa, a. ..
do Pro. ......
TJ. 8. Rubber, a.
do pfd. ......
C. a. Bteel Co. a
ao pxa. ...
Wabash, a. .
. do pfd. . .
West U. Tel.
Total sales for
17 H) 17)
A SHADE OFF FOB
ALL N0RTHEEN WHEAT
Friaeo Market Is Fractionally Lower.
Barley Receipts Are Quite
,V'-;V Heavy.. . ; "
day ltt.100 soarea.
, United States Oorernment Bonds.
New Tork. Aug. IT. Oovarnment
Twoa, registered lOS
do. eouDon .......... 106
Threea, registered ..... 101
do, ooupon .......... 10Z
Threea email ponds..... 101
Dla Columbia, l-6e.... lit
Foure, registered, new.. 11
do, coupon IK
Twos, Panama ........ 104
ao, coupon .......... 101
Philippine Fours 10 H
New Tork Bank Statement,
New Tork, Aug. 17. Bank gtatemeati
: . . Decrease.
Reserve .. ......... , 1.6SS.626
Reserve less TJ. B.. ........ 1,633.000
Loans .......... ........... 14.131.100
Legals ...k... ............. 4.411
Deposits ............ ....... 17,477.100
Circulation ............... 4(7.00
Portland Bank Statement.
aearlngs today ......... ..11.178.798 41
, do year ago 8(4.019.11
Gain today ......I 114.771.01
Balances today 1114, 106.11
ao year ago ..H77,44.14
THE BEST IN YEARS
4 " MThla year's erop of potatoes e
4 looks better thaa any ether crap e
e I have seen la Oregon during the - e
4 past 14 or II yeara. The qua!-- e
4 Ity Is , almost " perfect every. A
d where. -I have Just returned w
4 from ; a trip through eastern 4
e Multnomah and Clackamas and e
4 found the yield proapecta to be e
4 the best In many yeara" Pros- e)
4 pectlng tours showed that the e
e quality was first claas." W. I. e
4 Swank, a prominent local payer 4
4 and shipper. , e
4 ' . '
(Resnt Mews by Lsaaest Leased Wire.)
San Francisco, Aug. 17. The only
feature to note In the wheat market waa
a decline In the quotable pricee for
northern gradea Choice California
milling was comparatively well sus
tained. Business Is nearly all con
fined to the Interior. The receipts were
1,616 centals. December cloeed hie per
cental lower. Another day passed with
out the euotomary eastern and foreign
advices, the strike having effectually
out au communication in wia una
The reoelote of barley were aulte
large, being 16.1(6 centals, and all Call-
fornlan. There was no change in spot
prloes and holders oontlnued firm. - De
cember cloeed - U o ner cental higher,
Oats remained firm, with receipts ef
1,(11 centals, and including 1,040 centals
Beana were firmly held at previous
nrlcea. Indications for the new eroa
are that the varletiea grown In the Sac
ramento river aisinci viu opeo mgasr
than prloes for the 1104 crop..
The flour market was without any
reported change a The receipts of flour
were 4,000 barrels and included s,4if
barrels from Waahinrton. ,
Egge arrived weu for Saturday, xne
two days' receipts of butter, were ex
ceptionally small, and the effect on
yesterdays market was to causa an ad
vance of lo per sound for California ex.
tras. There was no change in other
gradea and the market closed steady to
lirm. . Cheese remained aa previously
auoted - and firm. Ease declined tto
per dosen for California fresh extras
and rirsta ina dosing tone waa ateaay
for all a-radea of fresh California, from
for California storage extras and se
lected eastern and wea for otner eastern.
X naJf enesr af raaoberrles was re
ceived, the first la some time. Late
arrivals of fruit by boats and express
lnoonvenlenced the trade to soma extent
and caused more to be carried over to
Monday than would have otherwise hap
pened. The grape market ao far haa
been generally disappointing, the de
mand not coming up to expectation. Figs
were mostly poor and going slowly. The
larger else packages of peaches were
in very rree supply ounng tne weex ana
the market waa weak for ail offerings.
But fsw boxes of qulnoea were seen in
market Pears were very plentiful,
with much off quality tn large boxes.
Seedleaa grape fruit waa sea roe. Limes
were unchanged la prloe. - Lam one were
dull and an easier tendency.
Ths market waa of the same character
as noted for several days past, Ming
plentifully supplied witn moat veget
ables and generally weak. Tomatoes
wera the only notable axoentlon. and
aa there was a aoarolty of extra fine In
tne eariy pari ox tne aay zaaoy pnooa
were obtained.- Choloe Alameda corn
sold higher. String beans bad no fixed
price, and there waa soma dumping of.
eia atooa ouring ui weu,
BIO IDAHO WHEAT XXBXDfi.
Crops Everywhere Breaking; Records.
Barley Production Is Heavy.
Lewlattm. Ida.. Aug. IT. The demand
for men In the harvest fields and the
high wages paid haa depleted tna con
struotlon camps of the railroad near
Cottonwood and contractors said yes
terday mat not more man loe men are
now employed on tne work Between Cot
tonwood and OrangeylUe,
The harvest la on in the vicinity of
Camas prairie, but to aata ne tnresn
lng haa been reported. A . number of
machines will begin work within a
week, however, and the farmers are or
dering sacks for the biggest harvest
liiey nave ever gain area.
Near Ho the harvest haa just started,
and the wheat Is averaging from 40 to
60 bushels. The barley la running from
(0 to 76 bushels to the acre, though
fields averaging 44 bushels - are re-
forted. The buildings of the town of
lo are still en route to the new town
site by the railroad, and the moving
will ' probably not be completed until
September 1. though soma of the stores
have opened up business in the new
Nes Perce prairie ie also on the eve
of the heaviest crop ever known la this
section. W. P. Hurlbut president of
the Commercial Trust company, re
turn ed from the prairie this morning,
"The oraine is ready to negin an tne
largest crop In Its history. The farm
era are making active preparations to
handle the immense quantity of grain
and with ' the high prices being paid,
this should ba aa anuaually prosperous
NEVADA MINING STOCKS; V
Official Bid Prions Ralta om San
San Francisco. Aug. 1L Official bid
prloes: , . -V '
WWII Hi III via i iw, a. ,
Sandstorm 41c Vernal 17c. Penn
sylvania loA. Kendall lie. Booth 4(0,,
Blue Bull Mo, Adams lie. Silver Pick
61a, May Queen lto. N v. Boy To, B. B.
Ext to. Blue Bell 17c, Dixie 6c O. Co
lumbia to, Hlbernla to, St Ivea (c
Conqueror 14c Blk. Rock to. Lone Star
tie, O. Wonder 1c Potlach 40oA. Oro
lOo, Kendall Ext Ic Sandat Ext 4c
Vfayne tc Atlanta t(c Great Bend (tc
Slmerone 14c Empire 10c Red Top Ext
(C Florence Ml. Dlam'f B. B. Con.
14a, O. Daisy 1.(6, Laguna 1L60, Comb.
Fract tl.07. Or. Bend Ext 14c Or.
Bend Anx. Sc. Mlllstorm lto, B. B.
Bonanxa 4c" Esmeralda lOo, Portland
lie cracker Jack loc , Francis Mo
hawk 11.16. Red Hill 61c Mohawk Ext
tc Lou Dillon tcT. Tiger 12c Q rand
ma ltc 8. Pick Ext 1c CoL ML Ext
tc Ooldf. Cona $6.44, Piam'f. Triangle
20a . , ..- - - .
Ophlr lto, Mexloaa 67c Oonld
Curry 20c Con. Virginia 76c Savage
10c Rale A Norcross 41c Telow Jacket
(2c Belcher 17c. Sierra Nevada tic
Exchequer 14c union 18c
Original 4. Bullf. M. C ltc A. Mont
Bullf. 4c Nat Bank lie L Harris
2a, Amethyst 21c Oold Bar 40a. Stein
way 4oA. Denver But. Anx. 4eA, Bon
nie Clare 41c MayfL Cons, tic Monty.
Ohio Ext 7c O. Scepter Ic Monty Mt
loc, u. uaisy jooa, nomestaxe cona
lie Tankee Girl 4c Nugget loA. Tramp
Cona 14c Victor loA. North Star o.
Sunset 6c -
Ton. Nev. $11.60. Mont Ton. tl. Ton.
Ext 11.40, MacNamara 12c, Midway 74c
Ton. Belmont $2.17 HA. Ton. No. Star
Ho, Ohio Ton. 2c West End Cone. lOo,
Rescue 10c Ton. Calif. 7cA, Oolden
Anchor 11c Jim Butler tic Ton. Cash
Boy 4o. Ton. Home 40, Boston Ton.
10c A, Monarch Pitta Ex. IcA. Moat
Mid. Ext Ic Oolden Crown Ic
. , MANHATTAN DISTRICT.
Manh. Cons 41a Sevier Rump la. Dex
ter lie L. Joe Ic Crescent 6cA, Com
bination 2c Granny 24c Mustang 10c
Cowboy 4c Oris. Manh. 10c Broncho
Ic, Pinenut 6c Buffalo Ic I. Horse 4c
Indian Camp Ic -
VARIOUS DISTRICTS. i--
Falrv. Silver King 30c A, Fairy
Eagle 11.41. Nevada Hills $V)5. l-ittal
burg Silver Pea $1.(2, No. Star Won
der Ic, Eagle s Nest 2c, Ruby Wonder
lie Alice of Wonder scA.
Chlcaro Wheat Market' la
Higher at the End Thaa
at Start on Monday,
e 4 sTarttwaat Waaaa WeeAhaa, -
4 ' Western Oregon Fair iSua-
day. , e
4 Eastern Oregon, Eastern e
4 Washington and Idaho Increas-
4 - lng cloudiness. , with possibly e
e .rain; eeeler.' '-'..(' . .
CmCAOO WHEAT J VALTJES.' .
! AOS', ll lnr It lmm. 1(01
fept, i lb . Jk . o
Dec ......... IIH (OH 7!S
May .I ll 44 t7
Chicago. Aug. IT. If anyone thinks
that there haa been ao serious damage
ta the wheat erop and that there ta still
a large number of bulla la the market,
ba haa only to study the standing ef the
Chicago wheat market for ' the past
week. This waa the week of the tela,
grap tiers' strike and the bears had every
opportunity to do whatever damage they
could possibly inflict upon an unsteady
market but look at the result For th
week there la a net gain la all option.
The faraway months wera th strong.
wmv in HIV list.
Even though aa noma daya the market
did fall off several cents at almoet a
single jump the week's closing shows
better results than appears on the sur
face. For the week. May shows a gain
of ltao aver the closing values on
juonnay ana mere waa an advance et
o in the December. There area
little attention paid to the September
options by the supporters of wheat be
cause It Is practically a cash option
and therefore the slight gain of Wo
in that ODtloa la really onita s
' rvrvii.i mibA v
4k Cooke Oal .
Sep. ...J.... 14ft 14ft I4 httU,
Silt lit Mb
Root . '411
.nit mi - lira
,.- , LARD.
Sent, 144 III 144 1(9
oa. sea ' ftAX- ana ' v,aa
Jaa. 142 146 ' 142 b!4S
Bewt. I6T 1(0 ,1(1 tStf
cxA. is sg , i . ait.t
Jan. ........ tit 712 TI0 Til)
" Open. - High. Low. Close.
, f64 Sy, . ia ih
.; ; oats.
fn::;:lSf ill M
OEEGOXi ONIONS AEE
A FEAT) OF ALL 0THEES
"Oregon onlena are farlahead e
e of those being received, from
4 Walla Walla, aa far as snipping
4 enallttea are eonoaraad. While
4 the alaes ara rather small you e
4 ' eould not find an onion any-
e 'Where that . win compare with e
4 those raised In this state the e
4 present season whaa quality la e
oonaldered. Stocka are nnuaa-
4 ally firm and will soon crowd
e . outside snook out of this e
e market Oeorg Davenport, of e
e Daawnport Broa. i ; ; -. e
Xew York Cotton Market.
Open. High. Dow 17 14
Jan. ......1144 1104 1144 1201 lilt
l ..... . 1119 lilt
March .. 1214 1117 1111 1114 111
April ... .... .... .... 1217 1121
May .... 1110 lilt 111! 1221 lm
Aug. ........ .... .... Ull 1120
Sept .... 1114 1111 lilt 1116 lit!
Oct ....1171 1114 1174 1182 1187
Nov. .... .... .... .... 111!
Dec .... lilt 1114 lilt HIT 1100
Simple ArraUBxeinent to Prevent Leas
of the Watch.
Liverpool Grain Market,
Liverpool, Aug.' 17 Official prices:
' WIl K AT.
Open. Close. in, la T .l
Sept ,7s d te N4 7a ';i i,j
Dec .7s IHd 7s tsd 7s IVd ltd
w Sept .4sll1td 4sllud 4sllHl ...
A simple way of protecting the watch
against the operations Xt the ptokpocket
la to pia it In with a large aafety pin,
but this Is rather awkward to manipu
late oa such occasions as It Is desired
to acquaint oneeelt with the hour of
the day. There have been device at
one time or another, several mo dUf tac
tions of the old aafety pin, but they
must be booked and unhooked la the
A eafety pocket haa been recently de
signed and patented by a New England
A SAFETT WATCH POCKET.
Inventor which seems toNieve th '
of simplicity. It Is an nui,r r
with a tap at th upper and 1
by which It Is eirougly e.m'-
In the vest pocket T!e
upper end of this la 1- 1
admit of the lnTtloo n
with esse, snd aftr i ' '
It Is deslg-n.,1 tliat t '
should be r i v ti I 1 '
operation t., '" '
t.ii (f ii i , I