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    W A S H IN G T O N
STORY
OF
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fo r It* Tru'l*.
jen Children Perished in
the Flames.
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ilia», Tex., Jan. 19.— Fifteen little
are dea l a» a result of last night’ s
it the Buckner Orphan»’ Home, and
others are seriously burned and
crushed. Three of the injured,
|» thought, Am not recover. The
Iness of the holocaust was not fully
l^t'd until today.
lie fire, which commenced at 10
k Friday night and raged until
boys* dormitory was destroyed, did
cool enough for search for the
es in the ashes until early this
^iing. At that time it was thought
' five children had been burned to
Ji. When the ashes had cooled
rgh to admit of a search, scores of
pathizing friends and neighbors be-
the sad task of rinding the bodies
he five whom it was known had
shed. Ths search hail been hardly
ituted when the terrible truth that
^e were more than five bodies in the
ther,
es appeared. The search continued
W.
,il dawn, when fifteen bodies had
n found.
fhen the fire was discovered, the
m spread through the dormitories,
300 children rushed hither and
her in the wildest fright and panic-
Icken confusion. The halls, porches
stairway landings were thick with
scorching smoke.
The building
stood for a number of years, and
as dry as kindling, and burned
i fearful rapidity.
The wind was
ving from the southest, which drove
fire into the building. It was eat-
its way to the three principal stair-
s as soon as it was discovered, and
little fellow's on the second floor of
west wing were cut off from any
nue of escape except the windows,
is wras where 110 boys, between the
•s of 6 and 14, were asleep in their
ddrmitories, many of them being up-
1
stairs, but they were the larger ones,
* itlw smallest children being quartered
oil the lower floor, with a view to such
an ■ mergenev. Even with the precau-
some of the smaller ones were
burned to death, not being awakened
' 11 “by the alarm, or being in such a de­
moralized state from childish terror
at they did not know how to make
ei r way out.
Those with the most presence of
ind followed the larger ones, who
mped through the windows. A few
1 the presence of mind to save enough
their clothes, but most of them es-
ijied in their night garments.
r- 1 The panic-stricken little ones did not
l)0, |lit»p even after they were taken out of
tn- burning building, but fled in their
[Id terror, as if some nameless horror
re pursuing them, across mud and
ds in every direction. Some went
neighbor’ s houses as far as half a
le away, and others were found stag­
ing along the lanes in their scant
gbtclothes, crying as if their little
— arts would break.
The people from the neighborhood
d * ■ »u n d the little fellows who had not
of^kuched shelter by their cries, and
irn^B'eught them back to the home
ih®
The loss on the buildings and con-
'jB n ts ts light, about $8,000, with in-
1®' ■ > ranee. The home will be rebuilt.
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Walla Walla, Jan. 19. — William
dray, of Palouse City, who is in Walla
Walla undergoing medicinal treatment,
recently told the Statesman the story of
Ethel Gilliam, a girl who lives with
her parents ten miles east of Palouse.
The family is poor but‘honest and reli­
able, the parents being devout mem­
bers of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Last August this little girl was taken
ill, and after three weeks, apparently
died, so the story goes. For three
hours she had every appearance of
death. She then slowly revived, but
was totally blind. She told her pa­
rents that she had been in heaven and
seen Jesus and-the angels and many
friends who had gone before.
There
she saw a tree of life and a river of
life. There were little children in the
tree eating the fruit. Each inhabitant
wore a crown bearing his or her name.
The little girl saw a crown with her
name on it, hanging up, and reached
for it, but Jesus told her she would
have to go back to earth and fulfill her
mission. lie wanted her to teach his
people.
Although blind this girl can read by
passing her fingers over the printed or
written page, and can describe persons
whose pictures were handed to her.
.The latter power was first discovered
by J. B. Cawthorn, a photographer,
whose mother lives in Walla Walk*.
He told the marvelous story to a Sun­
day school in Palouse City, and Mr.
Gray and wife, hearing it, drove out to
tlie^ home of the girl to see Jor them
selves. Mr. Gray first handed the sick
girl his watch, and she told him that it
was a gold watch, and the time of day,
by passing her fingers over the glass.
To make sure that her power was gen-
i nine, a paper was held between her
face and a photograph that Mr. Gray
handed to her, and she described the
picture perfectly as that of an old gen­
tleman with gray whiskers, wearing a
dark suit and cravat. She read from
books and pajiers handed to her by the
use of her fingers.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray tell many other
wonderful things in relation to this
child. She has now been ill 100 days,
and has not been able to digest any
food.
As references for the truth of the
story, Mr. Gray gave the names of
Rev. A. Y. Skee, pastor of the S. M.
E. church, of Palouse; Rev. J. G.
Kerrick, of La Grande, Or.; H. A.
Gray, Thomas Cox and J. B. Caw­
thorn, of Palouse.
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F l o o d * In I l l i n o i s .
Princeton, 111., Jan. 19.— The waters
f the Illinois and Bureau rivers rose
apidly last night and today, and have
aused much damage. A portion of
lonnepin canal embankment, thrown
iip along Bureau river, to turn the river
ram its natural bed, was washed out,
nd the overflow is now running
brough the unfinished portion of the
anal, causing much damage. It will
•e some time before the flow can be
topped, as the locks of the canal are
et without gates. Along the Illinois
iver, farm lands have been overflowed,
,nd large numbers of horses and cattle
re reported drowned.
S t o r m * tn M i c h i g a n .
Detroit, Jan. 19.—Unusually heavy
m d s were experienced all over Mich-
gan today. Condition» developed into
severe blizzard in the northern por-
ion. At Marquette, the temperature
ell twenty-two degereg in ten hours,
, nd two feet of snow fell.
In Western
slirhgmn, gales and snow storms pre­
kail. At Jackson, the roof was blown
’ff the malthouse of Haehnle’s brew-
ry, doing $ 1,000 damage, and leaving
10,000 bushel» of malt exposed.
to
See
Washington, Jan. 19.— Washington­
ians who are making an effort to ar-
*ange the inaugural ceremonies of Mr.
McKinley so that none can complain,
are disturbed by statements circulated
in certain parts of the country to the
effect that extortionate rates are to be
exacted of those who come here to wit­
ness the inauguration ceremonies.
Speaking to an Asociated Press reporter
today, Chairman Bell said:
“ If the people insist on making their
own arrangements, the inaugural com­
mittee cannot be held responsible, but
I can assure any one who will address
Colonel L. P. Wright, chairman of the
committee on public comfort, that he
will secure for them the best of accom­
modations at reasonable rates. He has
listed already accommodations for from
20,000 to 30,000 persons, mostly in
private houses, which are well located,
and which are supplied with all mod­
ern conveniences. The list is daily
increasing.
The rates will average
about as follows: For lodging only, $1
per dav for beds and 75 cents for cots;
II .25 t o | l.50 for lodging and break­
fast, and |2.50 per day for lodging and
meals. Good horses for the parade
may be hired for from |5 to |10. If
persons have equipments it will be
well to bring them, although such as
they may not possess will be supplied
by the committee at moderate cost.”
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Denver, J:in. 19.— A special to the
niefl from Leadville, Golo., says:
■ “ The crisis in the troubles Leadville
of
undergone since June has been
7 ^■•achod and a calamity far worse than
strike of metallic miners here has
rt&ken the camp. For the first time
fifteen years the immense pumps
'»at drained the mines of Carbonate
ill, the wealthy center of Leadville,
ave been entirely pulled out, while
lie pipe line connections are to be re­
moved at once. The Maid of Erin
umps had a capacity of 1,800 gallons
f water a minute, and depending upon
m were nearly all the great mines
f Carbonate hill. There are miles of
orkings on Carbonate hill, and these
ill probably fill slowly, so that the
own-town workings may
not be
cached by the rush of waters for a
lonth or two. It is, however, only a
uestion of time, and one month will
ndoubtedly find many mines idle as a
suit of the flood . n
IN A U G U R A TIO N .
W h a t I t W i l l Goa t a S p e c t a t o r
th e Cereinoule*.
R U IN .
l u l l ’ d and M in e* A l l o w e d
F ill W ith Water.
THE
E a r t h q u a k e In O a k l a n d .
'
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 19.— An earth­
quake this afternoon was productive of
a remarkable scene at the Tenth-avenue
Baptist church. Rev. C. M. Hill, the
pastor, was just closing an eloquent
sermon. Just as he asked the congre­
gation in an impressive manner what
account they would render of their
stewardship, the building began to
quake nntil it seemed that the roof
would fall in. In a moment all was
confusion. Some of the congregation
ran for the doors; ethers fell on their
knees to pray, while others.with faces
pale,stood waiting for what seemed to
many to be certain death. Deacon Jo­
seph Plaw attempted to calm the asem-
blage. He asked why there should be
fear, if they had heeded the words of
their shepherd, and were ready for the
end. He said that they should rejoice
if the end came and found them pre­
pared. The speaker quickly restored
quiet, and when he had finished, all
joined in prayer» of thanskgiving.
I )e rv l* h e * o n t h e M o t «.
Rome, Jan. 19.— Massowah advices
are fb the effect that a body of Der­
vishes, believed to tie the advance
guard of the entire Dervish forces, has
entered the Kedaref district, and is
moving on AgordaL The Italian gov­
ernment is concentrating all the troops
available near Agordat, which is well
defended
C leaned O ut * T o w n .
Perry, O. T ., Jan. 19.— Late last
night robbers took in the town of New­
kirk, north of here. Saloons were rob­
bed of all the money and quantities of
whisky and beer. Residence» were en­
tered and many things were taken out.
The officers think the robbers came
into town yesterday under the guise of
tramp». Five tramp« were arrested
here yesterday for highway robbery.
They are supposed to be members of an
organized gang.
HOUSE
MAY
K ILL
L ittle C h a n ce o f F a v o r a b le
H om eeteart Hill.
COUNTh
IT.
A ction
ou
IIA T C IIE T .
I F|l OF Slim Mil
Washington, Jan. 18.—The jmpj»ort-
ers of the free homestead bill fear that Important Cuban City Cap-
the measure has lien killed, so far as
'tured by Gomez.
this congress is concerned, by the ac­
tion of Speaker'Reed in referring it to
the house committee on public lands
M O V IN G
ON
HAVANA
for the consideration of the senate N O W
amendments. The house committee is
not st/ongly in favor of the plan. That
committee voted to report the hill to S p a n i a r d * I .o a t S i x t e e n H u n d r e d In
K illed ,
W ounded
and
I'ria on er*
the house by a majority of only one,
when it provided only for free homes
—C u b a n
Luna 1« R e p o r t e d L a r g e r .
for the Oklahoma settlers.
New York, Jan. 18.— The Press this
The senate amendments greatly
widen the scope of the bill, extending morning claims to have received news,
its provisions to all public land states, through Private channels, that General
and it is doubtful whether the house Maximo Gomez stormed and captured
the important city of Santa Clara, on
committee will sanction the changes.
The bill's supporters fear that if the January 9. and is now moving on Ha­
committee does not make an adverse vana with 18,000 men. The famous
report, it will keep the bill and take cavlary leader, Quintirt Bandera, was
no action on it before adjournment, mortally wounded, the Press says, and
which course would effectually dispose General Luque, commanding the Span­
ish troops, was also wounded.
of it.
The news received last night said
In the H nui».
the losses are:
Spanish, estimated
Washington, Jan. 18.—The proceed­ killed and wounded, 900; prisoners,
ings in the house to^lay were very 700; cannon captured, 18; battle stand­
tame. It was private bill day, but the ards, 4; rifles in the Spanish arsenal,
whole time was consumed in passing 5,000, with plenty of ainumnition.
Cubans killed and wounded, 1,500,
through the house bills favorably acted
upon in committee of the whole-before which is 600 more than the Spanish
the holdiay recess. The widow of the loss. The Press quotes Carlos Roloff
late Major-General Gibbon was the as saying the rejiort is credible. The
beneficiary of one of the bills passed junta has no news.
carrying $100 -per month, and the
widow of Brevet Major-General W. A.
New York, ’Jan. 18.—According to
Nichols, of another, carrying |75 per the Press’ advices, the garrison of
month. The free homestead bill, which Santa Clara had been reduced to 2,000
came back to the house with senate men, while Gomez had 8,000, 6,000
amendments, was referred under a rul­ being armed. On January 5 he in­
ing of the chair to the committee on vested the city, which was well forti­
public lands.
fied. Gomez sent the infantry under
General Rabi to the west of the city.
Age for R etirem ent.
The cavalry, 400 strong, under Quin-
Washington, Jan. 18.—A bill fixing tin Bandera, was placed on the other
the age for retirement from, the classi- three sides, its main strength being on
fied civil service was introduced by the east. On the 6th, 7th and 8tli
Representative Gillette, of Massachu­ there were skirmishes, General Luque
setts. It proivdes that any office in being wounded on the latter day.
the classified service held by a person
On the 9th, at daybreak, the Cubans
who at the time of the passage of the cloned in on the town and the cavalry
act is over 62 years of age, shall l>e- charged over the earthworks and put
eome vacant in three years. Any office the enemy to flight. Bandera fell
in the service shall hereafter become while leading his men, and died soon
vacant when the person holding it be­ after.
Gomez gave his men only a
comes 65 years old. Veterans of the night’s rest. Then, leaving a garrison
civil war and their widows are excepted of 1,500 men, he pushed on to the
from the provision.
west. Those of his men who had no
weapons were armed from the Spanish
F o r the P u rcha se o f Cuba.
arsenal, so that in fighting men he was
Washington, Jan. 18.— Representa- nearly as strong as before the battle.
! tive Spencer of Mississippi, has intro-
No sooner had the news of the fall
Í duced in the house a bill as follows:
of Santa Clara reached the planters
“ The secretary of state is hereby au­ around about than they began to flock
thorized to offer to the government of to Gomez’s standard. Every mile he
Spain a sum of money not to exceed went he got new recruits.
$200,000,000 for the purchase of the
The news received last night said he
island of Cuba. And the sum of $10,- had an army of 18,000 men, well
000, or so much thereof as may be equipped.
necessary to defray the expenses of
T h e M arch on H avana.
pending negotiations, is hereby appro­
New York, Jan. 18.— A Havana dis­
priated. ”
patch to the World says:
Couriers
who have slipped through the Spanish
WAS BLO W N T O B ITS.
lines in Matanzas provinoe bring news
that General Gomez is undoubtedly
D y n a m i t e B x p l o d f . U In M i n e r D . n d a u i - I
marching on Havana slowly but surely,
C a bin .
and that his advance guard is laying in
Seattle, Jan. 18.— In attempting to waste the country as it proceeds. The
thaw out a few sticks of dynamite by people of Havana are at last becoming
placing them on a hot stove, F. Den- alarmed at the situation, and all who
dauf was instantly killed and horribly possibly can have already left the
mutilated at Black Diamond Thurs­ place.
day.
Thursday morning about 10
H E D IE D A T HIS P O S T .
o’clock, Dendauf, who is in the employ
[ of Lawson Bros., took ten sticks of the
explosive to his cabin to warm them U. H. M i n i s t e r W i l l i * S u c c u m b e d t o a
up. From that time until noon he
L in g e r in g Illn ess.
was alone, and the exact manner in
San Francisco, Jan. 18.— Advices
which the accident occurred can never just received from Honolulu per steam­
he known, but during the noon hour, ship Monowai are as follows:
when all hands, were at dinner, a ter­
Honolulu, Jan. 6.— United States
rific explosion was heard. Everybody
rushed out and found the entire side Minister Albert S. Willis died at 8:30
and part of the roof of Dendauf’s cabin A. M ., Janary 5, after an illness cover­
had been torn away anil hurled against ing several months.
In April last the minister and his
the side of another cabin sixty feet dis­
tant. The interior of what remained family left Hawaii for a visit to their
of the cabin was a total wreck, every­ old home at Louisville. While in San
thing in shreds and fragmente, with Francisco on the return trip, the min­
the body of Dendauf in the midst. ister contracted a severe cold, which
Some flying missile, presumably a bit settled upon his lungs. This was the
At
of the stove, entered his head near the immediate cause of his death.
right eye, going directly through the noon of October 31, while leaving
skull and leaving a hole two inches church, his horse ran away and threw
He was
square; the right leg was broken in Mr. W illis to the ground.
two places between the hip and knee, taken to a physician’ s office and he
and the flesh of the whole right side soon recovered sufficiently to return to
hung in tatters. Death must have his home at Waikiki. He never left it
again. The fever increased and the
been instantaneous.
cold taken in San Francisco developed
into pneumonia. This settled so firm­
BLUE C U T ROBBERY.
ly on the lungs that it could not be
checked. All human effort was ex­
A l l e g e d L e a d e r C l a i m * T h e r e I* a C o n ­ pended without avail.
Three physi­
spiracy to C o n v ict H im .
cians labored incessantly, and held fre­
Kansas City, Jan. 18.—John Ken­ quent conferences on the case. A few
nedy who was indicted as the leader days before Christmas, the case was
of the gang which twice held up and pronounced hopeless.
Soon after the death of the minister
robbbed Chicago & Alton trains at
Blue Cut, wrote out and signed a this morning, all the consular, govern­
statement today charging that there ment and shipping flags were lowered
Expressions of regret
was a conspiracy to convict him. There to half-mast.
seems to be some grounds to subetan- were general, and his wife and son
tiate his statement as regards John have the sympathy of the whole com­
Land, an important witness against munity.
him. It is given out, moreover, from
V« t< ied b y t h e P r e * l r l « n t .
authoritative sources that the robbers
Washington, Jan. 18.— The presi­
secured almost $30,000, and not $2,- dent today sent to the house his veto of
300, as first claimed by the express the bill to establish a new division of
company. For the conviction of the the eastern judicial district in Texas
men concerned, it is also said big re­ arid to provide for courts at BeaumoAt,
wards have been offered. # In 1882, TeX.
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Land, who lives in the Blue Cut local­
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ity, was convicted of perjury in falsely
Washington, Jan. 18.— The president
swearing that three of his neighl>ors
had been connected in the Jesse James has approved the act providing for the
train robbery of that year near Inde- purchase of public lands for reservoirs,
¡»eiidence. Land is a state witness in and the act granting a pension to th»
widow of General H. P. Vanclere.
the present case.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 18.— T<*lav, a
ukase was published which refers to
the necessity of the resumption of the
mintage.
It seems likely that the
council’s decision on the currency
question will be prolonged, and as the
»‘ountry is anxious to settle the doabts
which have arisen as to the cash values
of gold coins, it orders the minting of
in>t»erials of a value of 15 instead of 10
roubles, these coins, however, being of
| exactly the same weight and fineness as
I existing co »s.
T o Pu nla h th e K i n g o f B «n ln .
LAND
The
Free
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EVERYBODY.
H o m e * te a d K ill
t h e Senate.
Ha*
PaAs ed
Washington, Jan. 16.— The senate
today passed the measure known as
the free-homestead bill, which lias been
under discussion since the holday re­
cess. It is u measure of far-reaching
importance, i>articularly to the West­
ern states, and the interest in it was
shown by the fact that a plank concern­
ing it was a feature of the several na­
tional platforms. The effect of the
bill is to open to settlement all the
public lands acquired from Indians,
free of payment to the government, be­
yond the minor office fees, and to re­
lease from payment those who have
heretofore settled on those lands. The
number of acres involved, according to
an estimate made by the commissioner
of the general land office, is 33,207,541,
which would have yielded the govern­
ment, at the prices heretofore estab­
lished, $35,343,006.
To offset this
statement it was brought out during
the debate that the lands were mainly
arid and that those who had Bettled
upon them were unable to make pay­
ment by reason of the scanty products
of the soil. The Western senators in
the main favored the hill as an exten­
sion of the general homestead policy of
the government. The opposition was
directed mainly by Platt of Connecticut
and Vilas. As the bill passed in the
house it covered only lands acquired
from Indians in Oklahoma but as
passed today the bill includes all In­
dian lands. The final vote taken by
agreement at 4 P. M., showed a decisive
majority in favor of the measure.
Following thedispoisiton of this bill,
which had held the advantageous posi­
tion of the unfinished business of the
senate, Morgan sought to have the Nica-
rauga canal bill made the unfinished
business.
This precipitated a vote
which to some extent was a test of
strength of the bill itself. On Mor­
gan’s motion to take up the bill, the
vote was 83 to 6, or less than a quorum,
so the motion did not prevail, although
it disclosed the strenght of toe measure.
During the day Morgan’ secured the
adoption of a resolution for an inquiry
by the judiciary committee as to
whether the properties of the Union
Pacific and Central Pacific companies
now belong to the United States, by
reason of alleged defaults in payment
of bonds.
A resolution by Cnllom, calling on
the civil service commission to explain
the delay in making annual reports,
was adopted.
G r o u t B i l l In t h e H o u s e .
Washington, Jan. 16.— The house
spent almost the entire day debating
the Grout bill, whch was under con­
sideration for a time yesterday, to sub­
ject oleomargarine and other imitation
dairy products to the laws of the states
into which they are transported. The
advocates of the measure took the view
that the states should be allowed to
regulate the sale of a product sailing
under false colors, and the opponents
argued that the bill would establish
a dangerous precedent and invade the
power of congress to regulate interstate
commerce. Those who supported the
measure were Messrs. Northway,
Morse, Lacey, Hainer, W illis, Grosve-
nor and Henderson. Those who op­
posed it were Messrs. Cooper, Tucker,
Cannon, Boatner, Clardy and Williams.
The bill is as follows:
“ That all articles known as oleomar­
garine, butterine, imitation butter or
imitation cheese, or any substanoe in
the semblance of butter or cheese,
not the usual product of the dairy, and
not made exclusively of pure and un­
adulterated milk or cream, transported
into any state or territory, or remain­
ing therein for use, consumption, sale
or storage, shall, upon arrival in such
state or territory, be subject to the
operation and effect of the laws of such
stato or territory, enacted in the exer­
cise of its police powers, to the same
extent and in the same manner as those
articles or substances that had been
produced in such state or territory, and
shall not be exempt therefrom by rea­
son of being introduced there in origin­
al packages or otherwise, provided that
nothing in this act shall be construed
so as to permit any state to forbid the
sale of oleomargarine except in such
manner as w ill advise a customer of its
real character.”
W i l l N ot H urrsndor.
Washington, Jan. 18.— Mr. Quesada,
of the Cuban junta, today received a
long letter from his uncle, Salvador de
Cisneros, president of thd Cuban repub­
lic, who. by inference, gives a denial
to the reports that the insurgent» are
willing to negotiate terms o f peace on
any other basis than absolute inde­
pendence. The letter sayB, in part:
“ We will renew our offensive cam­
paign in a few days. Gomez has left
me to enter Santa Clara with reinforce­
ments and munitions of war. He will
go further west. Our situation is most
prosperous, and if we had plenty of
ammunition, not only for rifles, but for
cannon, and in Camaguey a dynamite
j cannon, the railroads would be de­
stroyed and the few garrisoned inland
towns would be abandoned by the
enemy, and they would be confined to
the coast. As I expect to receive these
war materials from abroad, we very
soon will drive them to the sea and be
in a position to tell them, when they
depart, our last good-bye.”
( ¡ c n n » n H j n d l c a t * In J a p a n .
W EEKLY
MARKET
LETTER
Gowning:, H op k in * & C o m p a n y ’ * K « v i e w
o f T r ac t « .
The past week has proved an un­
steady one in the wheat markets.
While there lias been no weakening in
the basic position of wheat, and while,
indeed, the position today is stronger
than a week since, the bears have upon
two or three occasions raided the mar­
kets and broken prices. To our minds
these fluctuations prove nothing against
the deal. We don’ t know hut prices
w ill be lower, and are not talking about
what will be the results, but we writo
of the foundation of the markets, and
dealers must manage the' rest. Tha
winter wheat, usualliy two-thirds of
tile aggregate crop, is depleted to
smaller remains in farmers' hands than
for years. Consumption must soon re­
sort to spring wheat, and that reserve
is undoubtedly small. We are break­
ing away slowly from foreign price»
and before harvest it will be a homo
demand and supply.
According to expert testimony many
of the believers in wheat who have
been watching the upward march o f
values for the past two months have
been rather doubtful of its stability, in
view of the cheapness of other cereals
and their product. The fact that corn
has entered the list as a competitor for
bread consumption led to a halt in the
advance and many traders were greatly
influenced by this circumstance. The
argument is made that flour is being
adulterated to such an extent with oorn
meal, and the call for corn meal is in­
creasing at such a rate that the demand
for cash wheat will gradually become
curtailed, and, with a lessening of the
demand, perforce a decline in price.
One writer in discussing this phase of
the wheat situation asserts that such a
use for corn meal ar.d other substitu­
tions for wheat mnst be only credited
to restricted areas.
The theory ad­
vanced is that poor people who would
most likely use this adulterated article
■is a human food do not buy flour, and
hence the first argument falls to the
ground.
M a r k e t Q u otation *.
Portland, Or., Jan. 19, 1897.
Flour—Portland, Salem, Casoadia
and Dayton, $4.50; Benton county and
White Lily, $4.50; graham, $4.00; su­
perfine, $2.80 per barrel.
Wheat—Walla Walla, 88@84c; Val­
ley, 86 @870 per bushel.
Oats— Choice white, 40@42o per
bushel; choice gray, 88@40o.
Hay — Timothy, $13.00 per ton;
clover, $8.00 09.00; oat, $8.00@ 10;
wheat, $8.00@10 per ton.
Barley—Feed barley, $18.00 per ton;
brewing, $20.
Millstuffs— Bran, $15.00;
shorts,
$16.50; middlings, $26.
Batter—Creamery, 35 @ 40c; Tilla­
mook, 40c; dairy, 22H@30c.
Potatoes— Oregon Burbanks, 65 @70o;
Early Rose, 80@90o per saok; Cali­
fornia river Burbanks, 55o per cental;
sweets, $2.00 @2.50 per oental for Mer­
ced; Jersey Red, $2.50.
Onions— 85c per sack.
Poultry— Chickens, mixed, $ 2 .000
2.50; geese, $6.00; turkeys, live, 10c;
ducks, $4 @4.50 per dozen.
Eggs— Oregon, 17H@18 per dozen.
Cheese — Oregon, 12J£o;
Young
America, 13)40 per pound.
Wool— Valley, 10c per pound; East­
ern Oregon, 6@ 8c.
Hops— 9 @ 10c per pound.
Beef—Gross, top Bteers, $2.75@8.00;
cows, $2.25 @2.50; dressed beef, 4 @
4)^c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wether*
and ewes, $3.00@8.25; dressed mnt-
ton, 5 la (86c per pound.
Hogs— Gross, choice, heavy, $3.25@
3.50; light and feeders, $2.50@3.00;
dressed, $4.00@4.50 per cwt.
Veal— Net, small, 6c; large, 6)^0 pe»
pound.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 19, 1897.
Flour—(Jobbing)— Patent excellent,
$5.25; Novelty A, $4.75; California
brands, $5.60; Dakota, $5.50; patent,
$6.25.
Wheat—Chicken feed, $27 per ton.
Oats—Choice, $24 @26 per ton.
Barley— Rolled or ground, $2 2 per
ton.
Corn—Whole, $22 per ton; cracked,
$23; feed meal. $28.
Millstuffs— Bran, $16.00 per ton;
shorts, $19.
Feed— Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings. $24; oilcake meal, $28.
Hay— Puget sound, per ton, $9.00@
10.00; Eastern Washington, $13.
Bntter — Fancy native creamery,
brick, 24c; select, 23c; tubs, 22o;
ranch, 18c.
Cheese— Native Washington, 13 Ho.
Vegetables— Potatoes, per ton, $ 1 6 0
18; parsnips, per sack, 75c; beets, per
sack, 60c; turnips, per sack, 60c; ruta­
bagas, per sack, 76c; carrots, per sack,
35@45o; cabbage, per 100 lbs, $1.26;
onions, per 100 lbs, $ 1@1.25.
Sweet potatoes— Per 100 lbs, $3.00.
Poultry— Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 8))c ; dressed, 10@13c; docks,
$2.00@3.50; dressed turkeys, 15016c.
Eggs— Fresh ranch, 16c; Eastern,
19c per dozen.
Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6c; cows, 5)^c; mutton, sheep,
6c per pound; lamb, 6c; pork, 5o per
pound; veal, small, 6c.
Freah Fish— Halibut, 6 0 6 ; salmon.
6 @ 6; salmon trout, 7@10; flounder*
and soles, 3@4c.
Provisions— Hams, large, 12c; hams,
small, 12)£c; breakfast baoon, 10c ;
dry salt sides, 6o per pound.
8an Francisco, Jan. 19, 1897.
London, Jan. 18.— It is reported in
Potatoes — Kalinas Burbanks, 7 0 0
a Berlin dispatch that word has been
received from Tokio that twenty Ger­ 80c; Early Rose, 70O75c; River Bur­
man firms of engineers and shipbuild­ banks, 60@7£o; sweets, $1.5001.60
ers in Japan have formed a syndicate per oental.
Onions— 60@85o per oental.
to contract for the work of the military
Eggs— Store, 31 023o; ranch, 34 0 9 7 .
and naval equipment to which Japan
Butter—Fancy creamery, 25c; do
will devote the war indemnity.
seconds, 18030c; fancy dairy, I7o;
Of the 300,000 fossil insects collect­ seconds, 1 4 0 16a
There is talk of furnishing electric
*
power to the City of Mexico from peat ed from all over the world it is Mid
Cheese — Fancy mild, new, 11 (*
I bed» nine mile» dstant, owned by Boa- ' that only twenty of these are of th« 11 He; fair to good, 8 0 10c; Young
I butterfly.
ton interest a
America, tl@12c; Eastern, 13@14c.
London, Jan. M.— The Daily News
announces that Lord Salisbury has
consented to a punitive attack on the
king of Benin by the Niger coast pro­
tectorate, on account of the massacre
of a British expedition. The attack
will be delafed about a month nntil the
arrival of fresh
officers from England.
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