GEORGE WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON AS BUSINESS MAN. Probably the Largest Land Owner in the United States. As a man of business Washington was extremely methodical. Everything wm figured down to the penny, and there was no guesswork about the returns from any of his properties. He was eminently successful, and his property outside of Mount Vernon, and not including his wife's estate, amounted to $530,000. He was probably the largest owner of land in America, his holdings exceeding 50,000 acres. The Mount Vernon estate came into the possession of the Washington family in 1C74. It originally consisted of 5,000 acres, but when it was inherited by Washington from his brother Law rence the property was just half that size. Washington was in the market for all the available land adjoining, and at the time of his death he owned 8,000 acres in the immediate vicinity of his residence. He made wise selections of lands which were tendered to officers of the French and Indian war, and by buy ing out the patents of other officers he secured ownership of more than 40,000 acres of land In the western part of the colony. He made large sales from this domain, but what was left was valued at over $300,000 in the inventory of his property. Just after the Revolutionary War Washington and Gov. Clinton of New York obtained 6,000 acres in the Mo hawk valley. Two-thirds of it was sold at a big profit and the remainder he held t his death. . , In the location of the new capital on the Potomac Washington invested heav ily in the vicinity of the present city of Washington and built many houses. He also built houses in Alexandria. As a farmer Washington early drifted from the exclusive cultivation of tobacco to other crops, and later introduced a system of rotation by which the soil did not become exhausted. In time Mount Vernon became the manufacturing cen ter for the population of 300 people who lived on the plantation. , Everything that could be made on the plantation was produced, and the necessity of buying from the outside was reduced to the low est limit. He had looms, blacksmith hops, wagon shops, flour mills in short, every variety of industry where slave labor could be utilized to advantage. He became devoted to improving the breed of sheep and of stock generally. He was Interested in a coilple of banks which paid good dividends i.nd put money into several canal companies. All in all, he was a business man on a large scale, and while he suffered heavy losses from the depreciation of currency during the revolutionary struggle, they were more than recouped by his successful ventures In land speculation. Had Washington been born 100 years later he would have been undoubtedly one of the "captains of industry" of the present era. The Richest Man of His Time. As the years went on Washington's lands increased in value, and when he died he was one of the richest men of his time. He owned lands and stock and negroes, and his estates amounted to thousands of acres. He had houses in Alexandria and property in Washing ton. He had valuable lands near the present site of Pittsburg. He was throughout' his life a money-maker, and I was told at Alexandria that when he was a boy he got $5 a day and upward for his surveying. He put his surplus money into lands, and an advertisement In a Baltimore paper of 1773 states that he hnd 20,000 acres of land for sale on the Ohio river. His will, which is now kept about twenty miles from Washing ton, in the safe of the old court house t Fairfax, Va., gives a detailed state ment of every article he possessed down to the calves and sheep. His personal estate was then put down at $532,000, and this included a vast amount of to bacco, large numbers of cattle, sheep and horses, nearly all of which he willed to his wife. This will is now kept in. a wooden box, the top of which is covered with glass. Washington's Rules for Conduct.' When Washington was 12 years old his elder brother, Laurence, found neatly written in a book rules for behavior, which the lad had set down for his own guidance. No one had suggested such a plan to the child, which, of course, makes the fact the more remarkable. We give a few of these noble rules: Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those pres ent. - Speak not when others speak; sit not when others stand; speak not when you should hold your peace; walk not when others stop. Wherein yon reprove another,' be un blamable yourself; for example Is better than precept. Labor to keep in your heart that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. Let your recreations be manful, not sinful. Seek not to lessen the merits of oth ers; neither give more than due praise. Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the injury of any. Go not thither where you know not whether you shall be welcome. Give not advice without being asked; and, when desired, do it briefly. Gaze not on the marks and blemishes of others, and ask not how they came. What you may speak in secret, deliver not before others. Think before you speak; pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly. Treat with men at right times about business, and whisper not in the com pany of others. Be not in haste to relate news if you know not the truth thereof. Undertake not what you cannot per form, but be careful to keep your prom ise. Speak not evil of the absent, for it is unjust. Show not yourself glad at the misfor tune of another, though he were your worst enemy. The Thoughtful Parent. "And now, my son, I want to give you a little lesson. We have here a cherry tree, a little hatchet and the life of George Washington. I take a little branch from the tree and and now you may read the book and enjoy it, while you have the advantage or the father of your country in experi ence and I will save my cherry tree, giving you a valuable lesson at the same time." Chicago Chronicle. George Washington. Down the road to Valley Forge, In the grip of winter weather, Death, defeat and hunger stalked along; Phantoms grim upon nis vision; woiulrlng if his God would ever Crush the tyrant, help the helpless, right the wroog. Patient In disaster be, misery and want around him Who a ragged band of heroes led; Blackest specters of the night ever vigilant they found him. True and faithful to a cause so nearly dead. Out of depths like these he came, and the dawning of a nation Was the guerdon that he wrested from the foe; For himself the wreath of laurel, steadfast love and adoration Of a hundred million freemen here below. Gone the day of Valley Forge, gone the misery and sorrow. Like the clouds before the sun all melt away; And memory immortal will hall his nam to-morrow As his countrymen remember It to-day. Washington Conundrums. "Where did Washington take his first ride?" "When he took a hack at the tree." "How do we know he slept in an upright position?" "Because he could not lie.'? "When was he apprenticed to a blacksmith I "When he spent a win ter at Valley Forge." "Where would he always meet defeat?" "On a postage stamp anyone could lick him." "Why was he like a piano?" "Because he was grand, upright and square." He Delighted In Dancing. Washington was given greatly to danc ing throughout his . life. Even when President he was a constant attendant at dancing assemblies in New York and Philadelphia. It was ten miles from Mount ..Vernon to Alexandria, but the trip was none, too long if there was to be a dance at the latter place. -gives yoaUe licking thus GOOD I Short Storie$ Speaking of the difficulty students ex perience in remembering tbe exact sit uation of tbe mitral and tricuspid valves of the heart. Professor Hiiiley once remarked that he remembered that the mitral (so-called from Its re semblance to the headgear of the church dignitary) must be on the left side, "because a bishop could never be in the right" In one of his earliest cases, Daniel O'Connell, the famous Irish liberator, made a retort which attracted consld-. erable attention to him. He was cross examining an awkward witness, who declared that he had"drunk nothing but his share of a pint of whisky. "On your oath, now," thundered the young counsel, "was not your share all but the pewter?" According to the testimony of an American correspondent in Porto Rico, we still woefully lack popularity among the natives there. This Is his descrip tion of the manner in which a suit, to which an American is a party, is con ducted in one of the insular courts there: Court You are plaintiff in this case? Litigant Yes, your honor. Court You are an American, I presume? Litigant Yes, your honor. Court You lose. "Macaulay Improves, Macaulay im proves!" Sydney Smith remarked one day; "I h ve observed In him of late flashes of silence." The "sonorous vi vacity" of this enormous talker nettled Smith, who found it impossible often to voice his own wit and wisdom. "I wish I could write poetry like you," he conplained to a friend; "I would write an 'Inferno,' and I would put Macaulay among a number of disputants and gag him! Another contemporary de scribed Macaulay as "slopping all over on every subject and standing in the slops," Among the clever epigrams which oc cur In Mrs. Craigie's new society drama, "The-Wisdom of the Wise," are: "Mrs. Blstern has made so many ex periments that she has had no time to gain experience." "What a man has done bores everybody, but what he is going to do is always delightful." "1 hate a man who can only love those whom he esteems. He always runs away with his friend's wife." "It is easy enough to be faithful to some one you love, but to be faithful to some one you don't love that, In my opinion, is true virtue." "Where is Sarah now? In bed wlth-lce on her temples! She may be a woman for a crisis, but we have to know It for weeks afterward." In his "Eccenutrielties of Genius," ilajor Pond tells the pathetic story of Ralph Waldo Emerson's last lecture, delivered in the Old South Church in Boston for the fund to save that build ing from demolition: "As be began reading his lecture the audience was very attentive. After a few moments he lost his place, and his granddaugh ter, sitting in the front row of seats, gently stepped toward him and remind ed him that he was lecturing. He saw at once that he was wandering, and, with the most charming, characteristic, apologetic bow, he resumed his place an incident that seemed to affect the audience more than anything else that could possibly have occurred. A few moments later he took a piece of manu script in bis hand and, turning around with it laid it on a side table. Just then one of the audience said to me (I think it was Mrs. Livermore or Mr. Howe), Please have the audience pass right out' and rushing up to Mr. Emerson, said, 'Thank you so much for that de lightful lecture;' then, turning around, waved the audience to go out He probably had been speaking about fif teen minutes. The audience passed out, many of them in tears. It was one of the most pathetic sights I ever wit nessed." Cottonseed Meal andQuallty of Butter It is the general experience that cot tonseed meal produces a hard butter, and In some Instances a small amount of this feed is given for that specific purpose. Crude cottonseed oil has been found to contain a quantity of so-called vegetable stearin, which is separated from the cottonseed oil of commerce in the process of refining. Its fatty acids have a high melting point and its general composition is not unlike that of other oils which have been found to produce hard butter when fed to cows. Corn oil, on the other hand, contains practically no stearin, and Its fatty acids, like those of linseed oil, are liq uid at a temperature considerably be low freezing point Time's Mutations. "Really your face Is very familiar, sir, but you seem to have the advantage of me in names. And she looked at the distinguished stranger with a puzzled air. . "I fancied," he said, "that you would know me. My name is Bangs, and four years ago I had the honor to be your coachman." The face of the lady blazed. "Sir!" she fairly snarled. "But a remarkably lucky series of stock investments," he went on, "have enabled me to become your next door neighbor." Tbe lady's face softened. ' "So pleased to renew our acquaint ance, Mr. Bangs," she smilingly said. Our Overheated Houses. A Mexican newspaper declares that when Mexicans visit the United States in winter they suffer more from the overheated bouses than from the cold outside. - Trolleys Carry the Mails. In Pennsylvania the trolley Is carry ing tbe mall and thus supplanting tbe star routes. - - One Lone Populist. There is only one member of the new Legislature of Tennessee who is not a Democrat He is a Populist No. matter how erect a general may be he is apt to lean more or less on his staff. A finished poet 1b one who gets dis couraged and goes to work. A girl's mission in life Is to change ber dresses, her mind and her name. SUPPOSE WE SMILE. HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM THE COMIC PAPERS. PI 9Mant Incident Occurring the World Orer-Sayings that Ar Cheer ful to Old or Young Funny Selec tions that K-terybody Will Enjoy. "Do you see that man over yonder? He has just had greatness thrust upon blm." How so?" Why, he's the only public man In the' country who when asked to tell what would happen in the new cen tury said he didn't know." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tan Get Alone "Do you think it Is desirable for a man to study the dead languages?" 'No, sir," answered Mr. -Cumrox, with emphasis. "If queer words are what a young man aspires to, the golf and base-ball reports In any good daily newspaper will supply all his wants." Washington Star. - A Difference. The parson (on a visit) And how long do you pray at night my boy? The Boy Winter or summer? Puzzling. Dickerman There's one thing that puzzles me. Rawley And, pray, what is that? Dickerman How it happens that the new woman is generally not a very young one. Boston Transcript The Cornfed Philosopher. "There Is nothing a woman more en joys," said the Cornfed philosopher, than monkeying at making something out of something it ought not 'to be made out of." Indianapolis Press. Quick Exit. "Mr. Lew told me that be was a Yale man. Do you know what class he was graduated from?" "From the sophomore class." Har lem Life. Accommodating; Old Man. He I asked your father's consent by telephone. She What was his answer? He He said: "I don't know who you are, but it's all right." Harvard Lampoon. . A Valuable Doa;. Friend Magnificent dog that. Mr. Suburb Yes, he's a spfendld watchdog. Paid $500 for him. Friend Well, he's worth it SDlendld animal! Splendid! Finest I ever saw! But, by the way, what's this other dog for? He's a mere mongrel! Fact is, he's a common cur. Mr. Suburb Ye s. I had to get him to prevent the thoroughbred from being stolen. The One Concerned. The Bride (three times widow) That Dicky Small is one of the most im pertinent men I ever saw. Why, Alfred, just after the ceremony he came up and wished me many happy returns. The Groom (after figuring on it a minute) I euess it's no to me to srn nut and smash his bead or go and take out life insurance policy. Denver News Goo 1 Advice. Willie Sonnet In what magazine would you advise me to publish poems to give them the highest position? Editor The powder magazine. A Great -urpriae. Jack Huggard Miss Pechy's father made a surprising statement to me last night x Dick Danser That so? What was it? Jack Huggard He sneaked into the parlor and cried: "Aha! That's , the time I caught you kissing my daugh ter!" Philadelphia Press. His Glorious Record. "Let me see, Colonel," she said In her sweetest manner, "where was it you won your spurs?" "At Cape May," he replied. "Cape May?" she echoed. "Why, there never was a battle at Cape May." "No," he admitted, "but there were three grass widows in the house when I stayed there last summer, and I got away from the whole crowd.". Then, with her nose pointed in the direction that all good people hope some day to go, she left him alone in the corner. Chicago Times-Herald. Phe Wai Fpeaklnar. Nurse Girl I lost track of the child, mum, and "Good gracious! Why didn't you speak to a policeman?" Nurse Girl I wuz speaking to wan all the tolme. mum." Not eriona. Passenger (to station porter) Now, it's 4 o'clock and the time table says the train arrives at 3:14. Station Porter Oh, well, you mustn't take tbe time table -too seriously. Flie gende Blaetter. Affection's Shrine. "Pauline has one Bide of ber boudoir devoted to photographs of her lost beaux." "So many dead?" "No; married." I ar at i, r y. Vreaka of Fortune. ' Mlkey Chlmmy's got a pair o' skates for Christmas, an' a red pencil, an' a one-bladed knife, an' five cents' wort' o' gum an' a bean shooter, an' a pair o' suspenders, as' Terrence Gee! Some fellers seem ter be born wlf a sliver spoon In delr mout'! Puck. Unanrmountab'e. Wunn I seem to have the worst luck in the way of getting my feet stum bled over in street cars. Tuther It's their size, I guess. Peo ple don't stumble over mine. - Wunn Just run again them, do them? Indianapolis Press. Inadvertently Pleasant. "I didn't know it was to be a comic opera." "Well, you knew it was to be an opera given by an amateur company, didn't you?" Chicago Record. Uncertain. Briggs How long has Miss Pertly been on the stage? . Griggs Two or three marriages. Chicago Record. Ftudy in Economic. "She accepted me, but wouldn't let me sit by ber on the sofa." "Why not?" "Said she'd just paid eighty cents to have ber white dress done up." A Domestic Kxploelve. L.itle girl Papa, what is powder? Father It is something people gel blown up with. Little girl that what makes you scold, mamma so when she puts it on her face? An Illiterate. Jane What did you ever reject John j Gray for? ' Kitty He was so illiterate. i Jane Illiterate? Why, I thought he I was a man of superior education. Kitty Well, he wasn't. He didn't j even know the rudiments, for when I j told bim "No" and thought sure he ' would read between the lines, would ' you believe it, the guuip picked up bis j hat and went home. Detroit Free j Press. i The First Conre. "Miss Keedick is taking the first course in the Female College of Jour nalism. "It will last three months." "What is the subject for the first few months?" "Learning to sharpen a lead pencil." Looked Like It. Dog I wonder if those are what they call goo-goo eyes? The Seminary Kin-1. Johnson Does your wife speak French? Thompson She thinks she does. "You don't speak It do you?" "No." "Then how do you know she doesn't?" "I watched a French waiter's face the other day when she was talking to him, and I'll be blamed If he didn't look as if he had the toothache." injustice. "Won't you give a veteran something to eat mum?" said Tired Thompson to Mrs. Whiffet 4,You a veteran," replied Mrs. Whif fet unbelievingly. "You were never a soldier, I'll be bound." "Madam," added the tramp, "you do me a grievous injustice. I have done nothing but soldier all my life." Had Them in Hia Head. Professor to Student of Surgery Please inform the class tbe names of bones forming the skull. Student Ah er I do not at the mo ment remember, but I know that I have them all In my head. Past Tense "She married a millionaire, didn't she?" '.'You mean that he was a millionaire at the time she married him." Didn't Mlsi Anr. . Mrs. Statestreeth Did she marry her first love? Mrs. Stockyarde Oh, my, yes! Her first second, third and fourth. Norris town Herald. To Divert Them. Pittsburg Man What would you folks do If a mob of rioters should come charging down Broadway? New-Yorker (busily) Start a police man to shooting at a dog. New York Weekly. - Told in Washington. "Is the correspondent of that publi cation a well-informed man?" "I should say so!" was the answer. "Half the time he's the only person In the world who knows whether what he tells Is true or not" Washington Star. An American Sign in, Egypt. "American Bazar," in huge letters over a shop In Alexandria, Egypt at tracted the attention of an American. Curious to know what kind bf goods might be for sale, be entered and asked tbe proprietor if be were an American. In French came the an swer: . " "Yes, I am an American." "From what part of America?" "Buenos Aires." "Do you keep American goods for sale?" "Yes, certainly, I have American goods." '; "What kind of goods?" Whereupon the shopkeeper took, from a shelf an article which he handed to the visitor with the remark, "These are the only American goods we have at present." The "American goods" consisted of a single fountain pen! New York Even ing Sun. Landlords in Holland. In Holland no landlord bas tbe power of raising the rent or of evicting a ten ant . BLIND BARBER IN MICHIGAN. Sharpness in Hearing Make Up for Hie Lack of Vision. In Detroit, Mich., there la a barber who is stone blind, yet does a thriving business in spite of bis inability to see Edward Max, proprietor of tbe Cadil lac barber shop, during his blindness, wblcb lasted for seven years, has man aged bis business entirely by touch and bearing. r !!u ..,,. .... . One would think that even customers f longest standing would hesitate be fore going to a man who could not see, but Mr. Max bas not only not lost any of bis old customers, but bas added many new ones to bis trade since be lost bis sight . Mr. Max Is a young-looking, pleas- ant-faced man, who carries out his ap- pearance in nis disposition. He was quite ready to describe the way In which be carries on bis business in spite of bis great handicap. "I can tell whereabouts In the shop my men are and what they are doing, just as easily as though I were look ing at them all." be said, good-naturedly. "I know them all by their step, and when they move I can tell where they go. Every man, as you know, bas an individual walk, just as be has an In dividual temperament, and as the differ ent barbers in my sbop walk about tbe marble floor I know whether It is Jim my, who Is nervous, or George, who is slow and very careful. It Is, of course, easy to tell whether a man's hair or beard is being cut, the ring of the shears being very different In each case. "1 can tell when a man Is being shaved by the scrape of the razor, and sometimes I know whether the beard is a stiff or a soft one. "When a man is having an egg sham poo I hear the egg shell cracked and the egg beaten and I bear the customer go to the fountain afterward to wash bis head. "This may seem a little farfetched, but everything done in a barber shop bas some very characteristic sound, and If you bad been in the hair-cutting business as long as I have you would recognize these movements and sounds as I do. "I can tell Just about what the day's business has been and what we ought to have made. My daughter is the cashier, and when she Is away I make the change myself. I can tell all the coins by the feeling, but, of course. I do not know one bill from another, and I never attempt to make change for anything but a $1 bill." HUMOR IN THE AMBULANCE. Doctor' Story of a Man and Woman with Broken Lees. "When I was an ambulance sur geon." said the young family physi clan, "I used to start like a fire horse at the sound of the call. I was just as much Interested in the work at the end of two years as I was the day I began. It was the excitement of the life that' made me so fond of it I had all sorts of experiences at all sorts of hours. There was an element of dan ger In it too. but that only added to the charm. "One night I bad a call from the West Side In the neighborhood of Chelsea square. ' It was for a drunken man who fell down and broke his leg. On the way back to tbe hospital with him I picked up a drunken woman to whom a similar accident had happened. There was nothing to do but put her in the ambulance along with the man. "After that the ride across town was exciting enough for a cowboy. At first the patients sympathized with each other. Then they began to cry in chorus. At Broadway they fell to kiss ing each other. At Third avenue they were fighting like a pair of Kilkenny cats, and I bad my bands full in keep ing them apart Tbe woman bad scratched tbe man's face dreadfully and he had iiearly closed her eye with a punch. When we struck the asphalt in 26th street they were singing, 'We have all been there before, many a time,' and such singing! The uproar attracted a crowd who evidently thought I had an ambulance full of lunatics. When we reached the gate they swore eternal friendship and at the office they parted In tears." New York Sun. . Mr. Gillette's Tobacco Habits. William Gillette claims there Is no righteousness in his tobacco reputation. He admits be likes a good cigar, but denies that smoking is with bim a con tinuous performance, and asserts that coincidence rather than intention has made it necessary for him to simulate a devotee of the weed In the majority of bis plays. It was Conan Doyle, he says, who made Sherlock Holmes a worshiper of pipe and cigar, while it was the dramatic effect of tobacco, as indicative of tbe stoicism of tbe smoke?, which appealed to him when he equip ped Col. Thorne of "Secret Service" with the habit. Yet he does not deny that a cigar Is bis most frequent stage companion. An odd result of the association Is the pref erence which the actor now has for the extremely dry cigar. Before he smokes a cigar he places It on a steam radiator and lets it dry almost to the crumbling point "I found," he explains, "that a damp, fresh cigar would go out If I laid it down for a few moments. That would not do, for the relighting might prove decidedly embarrassing. A dry cigar will burn on. So 1 took to drying the cigars I smoked on the stage, and after a time I got to' like them. Now I can not smoke a freshly made cigar." Bos ton Post. Wants More Settlers. A body of capitalists bas contracted with the Ontario government under heavy bonds to place in Algoma, west ern Ontario, 500 settlers per month for five years. The representative of the capitalists, Mr. Clergue, sailed for En gland recently, and will open emigra tion agencies forthwith. It is expected and hoped that the emigrants will be chiefly British and will consist largely of skilled workmen. - A Cruel American Parent. The Mother My dears, your father is obdurate. He says that after raking and scraping, as be vulgarly expresses It and getting into debt, and making other sacrifices, be can only allow you $500 apiece for your clothes. The Girls (in chorus, weeping) Well, we'll get even wltb blm yet! Life. BRADSTREET'S REPORT. Trade Advises Arc Reported to be Mors Cheerful. Bradatreet's says: Trade advices are rather more cbeerfnl. This applies as much as to current retail business wblcb baa been enlarged with wintry weather as It does to the opening spring trade which finds stimulation i in the general confidence felt as to the , , , . , . policial vutiuuJh iw iuo Jon. iiiwm j show exceptional strength, all things j considered, tbe one weak spot being raw cotton which shares the rather usual j tone manifested by tbe cotton growers : and yarn markets. . Foreign demand j lor our breadstuffa has been rather bet : tar. KnAniallv nhnnrfnl rennrts coma i ,, tDe inoa and leather, the lumber and the iron trades, tbe strength of prices of tbe latter having been in creased by the talk of pendng consoli dations although tbe volume of business is restricted from the same cause. Failures are smaller than of late and current railroad earnings show large gains over good returns of a year ago. Despite the check given to business by the talk of consolidations, a fnii volume of trade is doing at all leading iron markets, and the adavnees in these columns last week are firmly beld. Bessemer pig is still selling at $13.25 at valley furnaces, equivalent to $14 at Pitteuhrg am) sales of 10,000 tons are reported. Immediate deliver ies of steel billets still cost 60 cents to j f 1 more than pool price $19.75. Cbi- 1 cago reports manufacturers price lists , withdrawn pending the consolidation. bnt that billets are $3 a ton bighei on sales of 20,000 tons. Wheat, incnlding flour shipments, for the week agrgegate 4,814,878 bush els, against 4,997,813 last week. Failues for the week in the United States numbered 226 as against 350 last week. Canadian failures numbered 39, against 34 last week. PACIFIC COAST TRADE. Seattle Market 1 Onions, new yellow, $2.50 8. Lettuce, hot house, $1.60 per case. Potatoes, new, $18. Beets, per sack, $1. Turnips, per sack, 75o. Squash 2c. Carrots, per sack, 75c Parsnips, per sack, $1.25 1.50. Celery 60c doz. Cabbage, native and California, 2c per pounds. Butter Creamery, 25c; dairy, 15 18c; ranch, 16c 18c pound. Cheese 14c. Eggs Ranch, 20c; Eastern 20c. Poultry 13c; dressed, native chick ens, 13c; tnrkey, 15c. Hay Puget Sound timothy, $15.00; choice Eastern Washington timothy, $19.00. Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, $24; feed meal, $24. Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, $20. Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.40; blended straights, $3.25; California, $3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra ham, per barrel, $3.25; whole wheat flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3.804.00. Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15.00; shorts, per ton, $16.00. Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton; middlings, per ton, $23; oil cake meal, per ton, $29.00. Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef steers, price 8c; cows, 7 c;' mutton 1; pork, 8c; trimmed, 10c; veal, 10c. Hams Large, lljc; small, 11; breakfast bacon, 18?4c; dry salt sides, 8c. . Portland Market Wheat Walla Walla. 55o; Valley, nominal; Bluestem, 56o per bushel. Flour Best grades, $3.40; graham, $2.60. Oats Choice white, 45c; choice gray, 43o per bushel. Barley Feed barley, $15.50 brew ing, $16.50 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $16.00 ton; mid dlings, $21.50; shorts, $18.50; chop, $16 per ton. Hay Timothy,$12 12.50; clover,$7 9.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 g 7 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 5u55c; store, 272C Eggs 17o per dozen. Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c; Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs, $2.00 3. 50; geese, $6.00 7.00 doz; ducks, $5.00 6.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, lie per pound. Potatoes 45 50c per sack; sweets, $1,65 per lOOpouna. Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 75c; per sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab bage, l?o per pound; parsnips, 85c; onions, $2.25; carrots, 75c. Hops New crop, 1214o per pound. Wool Valley, 1314o per pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 12c; mohair, 25 per pound. Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers $4-75; ewes, $4.50; dressed mutton, 6)7eper pound. Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.25; light and feeders, $5.00; dressed, 6 7c per pounds. Beefc-Gross, top steers, $4.60(34.75; cows,- $4. 00 4.50; dressed beef, 6 7o per pound. Veal Large, 77sc; small, 9c per pound. San Francisco Market Wool Spring Nevada, 11 13c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 1014o; Val ley, 1617c; Northern, 910c. Hope Crop, 1900, 15 20c. Butter Fancy creamery 21c; do seconds, 17c; fancy dairy, 19 do seconds, 14o per pound. Eggs Store, 22c; fancy ranch, 26c. Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 20.00; bran, $15.00 16.00. Hay Wheat $913; wheat and oat $9.00 12.60; best barley $9.50 alfalfa, $7.00 10.00 per ton; straw, 85 47 o per bale. Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, $1; Salinas Burbanks, 75c $ 1.05; river Burbanks, 85 60c; sweets. 60$1.00. Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia, $2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00 6.00; California lemons - 75c$1.60; do, choice $1.752.00 per box. Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60 2.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom inal; Persian dates, 66Ko pex pound. '