The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, February 17, 1899, Image 3

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    A
STORM-SWEPT COAST.
CANAI AND SUBSIDY BILLS
Snow, Gale* and High Tides Prevailing
on the Atlantic.
An Insane Asylum Cottage
Burned at Yankton.
WOMEN PATIENTS THE VICTIMS
The Thermometer Registered 23 Below
Zero,
But Prompt Action Saved
Others From Freezlug.
.
i
Yankton, S. D., Feb. 14.—A most
horrifying tire occurred this morning
at 2 o'clock at tire state insane asy­
lum, when one of the cottages was com*
pletely gutted and caused tiie loss of
the lives of 17 women inmates.
Tiie cottage bad stone and granite
walls with wooden interiors, and in­
tended for lanndty purposes. Owing
to the crowded condition of the main
building, 40 of the female patients were
placed here with the laundry in the
basement. The fire originated in the
diyrootn of the laundry. Here there
was a coil of steam pipes, and the
theory is that either fine particles simi­
lar to lint settled on the pipes and ig­
nited, or that clothes which were
thickly hung close by dropped on to
the pipes and were fired.
The fighting ot the fire was greatly
hindered by the loss of power. The
only source of water was an artesian
well, 400 feet distant, the pipes for
pumping which ran through the cot­
tage. The intense heat soon cause!
the pipes to burst, thus leaving the fire­
men without power, and dependent en­
tirely upon the direct pressure from the
tank. But two streams of water could
be thrown on the building, and these
did but little good.
Fifty-two persons wers in the build­
ing, 40 patients and 12 attendants.
The structure was three stories and an
attic high, and had two entrances.
There was one stairway from the sec­
ond and third floors, which led into
the main hall, thus giving but one
egress for those above the first floor.
Patients and attendants fled with ter­
ror, great confusion resulting, especially
among those on the upper floors.
Many heartrending scenes were enacted
as the inmates, clad only in their night
clothes and barefooted, rushed down
the narrow flight of stairs, and Anally
out into the enow. The temperature
was 23 degrees below zero, and further
loss of life from freezing was prevented
alone by prompt work of the attend­
ants from the main buildings. The at­
tendants escaped, as did the others,
who were Baved, with none of their
personal effects, many losing all they
possessed.
Portions of charred re­
mains can be seen in the debris at the
bottom of the basement. The four
walls of stone still stand, black and
grim, and will make the work of re­
moval dangerous, as a total collapse is
liable to occur without a moment's
warning.
The institution was destroyed by fire
in 1882, when six lives were lost. The
pecuniary loss at today’s fire is * 18,000,
uninsured.
Boston, Feb. 11.—A howling north­
east snow storm has prevailed in the
bay and along Massachusetts coast dur­
ing the past 24 hours. A three masted
schooner, name unknown, is reported
wrecked off Nantasket beach.
The
Hull lifesaving crew has sent out a
boat. At present writing it is not
known whether or not the ve.ovl’d crew
are still alive.
Boston harbor was a fury of driven
snow and scattered spray. The ferry-
boat slips were under water, and pas­
sengers had to wade for it.
The storm played havoc with prop­
erty along the Lynn and Swampscott
shores. The exceptionally high tides
swept away all buildings and de­
molished yachts and other small craft
lying upon the shore at Kings Beach
in Swampscott.
At Lynn, at high tide, the water
went a considerable distance up New
Washington street, flooding the cellars
of several residences and making car
and foot traffio difficult. The sea de­
molished $5,000 worth of stone break­
water on the front. Down on Cape
Cod a howling northeast blizzard, such
as preaviled last November on the aw­
ful night when the steamer Portland
went down with all on board, raged all
day.
None of the lighships could be seen
and it was impossible to learn whether
the Pollock Rip lightship was holding
its moorings or not.
BY TREMENDOUS
LACK OF TIME
j
'
SEAS.
Vancouver, B. C., Feb. 11.—The
steamer Empress of Japan arrived yes- ,
terday from Ilong Kong and Yoko- i
liania.
Mail advices say that the j
steamer Kinshui Maru, which sailed
from Seattle December 28, lost six men
overboard on her trip across. When
two days out the wind blew a gale
fiom the northeast with mountainous
seas. Some of the crew, led by Mr.
Laprack, chief officer, were secuiing
hitch covers and all movable fittings
on the after deck, when a very heavy
sea broke on board, completely filling
the after deck and washing overboard
the apprentice, officer and four sailors.
Captain Brady at once put about in
search ot the men, but could not find
them. Several companion-ways of the
Kinshni were carried away, besides
large pieces of bulwarks.
INVESTIGATE MILES’ CHARGES.
President McKinley Appoints a Court
of Inquiry.
TO CONSIDER
The Army Bill Muat Fa«« or th« Preai­
dent Will Call an Kstra Heaaiou—
Chairman Cannon'« Warning.
Six Men Lost Overboard From the Kin«
shiu Marti.
Washington, Feb. 11.—The president
has appointed a court of inquiry to ex­
amine into the charges touching the
meat furnished during the wai with
Spain and other matters involved in
the charges made by General Miles
against the administration of war
affairs.
The court will consist of
Major-General Wade, Colonel George
W. Daivs, Ninth infantry, and Colonel
Gillespie, corps of engineers.
The oourt will meet in this city Feb­
ruary 15, to investigate the allegations
of Miles as to the meat furnished the
army. The court will also submit an
BURIED IN AN AVALANCHE.
opinion upon the merits of the case,
and Miles’ charges, together with such
Many Italian Miners Victims of the
recommendations ot further proceed­
Slide—Eight Bodies Recovered.
ings as may be warranted by tiie facts
Denver, Feb. 14.—Two mighty ava- i
developed in the course of the inquiry.
lancbes combining into one swept
Miles declined to discuss the appoint­
down Cherokee gulch at 8 o’clock this
morning, carrying away a dozen or ment of the court.
more mine buildings, cabins and ma­
TO SUCCEED EAGAN.
chinery, and causing a great loss of life
and damage to mine property. How Colonel John F. Weston to lie Com-
m I a an ry-General.
many dead bodies lie in this great mass
of snow and debris will not be known |
New York, Feb. 11.—A dispatch to
before spring. Kight dead bodies are I the Tribune from Washington says:
now at the morgue, two more persons General Eagan is to be placed on the
are known to be lost, and three have retired list of the army in a few days
been taken out alive. The rescuing ' on his own application, after 30 years’
party has only penetrated about 15 feet service, and Colonel John F. Weston,
into the mass of snow and wreckage the senior officer of the subsistence de­
piled up at the foot of the gulch to the partment is to be nominated by the
president as commissary-general of sub­
depth of 75 feet.
sistence.
Agoncillo Ordered the Fight.
The arrangement for General Eagan’s
Washington, Feb. 14.—The follow­ retirement was made before the presi­
ing cablegram was received at the war dent commuted the sentence of dismis­
department today from Otis:
sal imposed upon him by the court-
“Manila, Feb. 14.—Adjutant-Gen­ martial.
eral, Washington: It is reported the
By hie retirement General Eagan
insurgent representative at Washington will forfeit 11,375 from the annual pay
telegraphetd Aguinaldo to drive out to which he would have been entitled
the Americans before the arrival of re­ for the next six years under the sen­
inforcements. The dispatch was re­ tence of suspension.
ceived at Hong Kong and mailed to
To Bury It« Dead.
Malolos, which decided on the attack
Olympia, Wash., Feb. 11.—Gover­
to be made about the 7th inst. The
eagerness of the insurgent troops to . nor Rogers has received a letter from
engage the Americans precipitated the the father of a young man killed in
the recent engagement at Manila, ask­
battle.”
ing the governor what, if any, provi­
Panama Strike Continue«.
sion would be made by the state for
Colon, Colombia, Feb. 14.—At a burial, in the event that the bodies
conference held yesterday at Panama, , were brought home by the United
a representative of the strikers declared States. The governor referred the mat­
that the men were willing to accept ter to the legislature in a special mes­
<2.20 a day in currency, but the rail- I sage. giving his opinion that the state
way officials declined to entertain the would honor itself by providing suit­
proposition. Fifty more laborers from able burial for its soldiers killed in a
Fortune island arrived today on the foreign engagement.
steamer Finance. The general situa­
The |M Kins’« Graap.
tion, so far as the strike is concerned,
Chicago, Feb. 11.—This city is in
is unaltered. Thia end of the Panama the grip of the ooldest weather sinoe
railroad ia completely blockaded.
1872. Twenty-two below is last night's
record.
About 20 persons were so se­
Gal. In England.
verely froetbitten during the early
London. Feb. 14.—A heavy gale
morning that they had to betaken from
awept the British islands yesterday and
the streets to hospitals. Several por­
baa continued today, causing floods at
tions of the city are suffering from
manv pointe. Rivera have overflowed
lack of water, due to frozen pipes.
theii banks, railways have been sub­ One man was frozen to death on the
merged and there have been numerous
street last night while intoxicated.
casualties along the coast.__
In reply to the representations of
Ambassador White, Germany has as-1
sured the United States that she will
investigate the conduct of her agents
in Samoa, and should it be shown that
they have acted in violation of the
treaty of Berlin, she will recall them.
Both Will Be Sidetracked at
This Session.
Washington, Feb. 11.—Chairman
Cannon, of the appropriations com­
mittee of the house, in the course of a
general debate on the sundry civil bill
today, sounded a note of warning
against extravagant appropriations, and
particularly served notice that neither
ship-subsidy bill nor the Nicaragua
canal bill could be passed at this ses­
sion. Although he specifically dis­
claimed speaking for any one but him­
self, the statements he made, coming
fiom the chairman of the appropria­
tions committee, caused great inter­
est. Cannon made a statement of the
expenditures and revenue for the pres­
ent fiscal year, increasing Secretary
Gage’s estimate of the deficiency in the
revenues from $112,000,000 to $159,-
000,000, exclusive of the $20,000,000
to be paid to Spain under the provi­
sions of the treaty of Paris.
At the opening of the session of the
house today, a bill to amend the war
revenue act was passed, providing that
when a bond or note was secured by
mortgage but one stamp should be
affixed, of a higher rate due on either
instrument. Among other bills passed
was one granting railways the right of
way through the Nez Perces reserva­
tion, in Idaho; to grant Boulder, Colo.,
1,800 acres of land in the mountain«
for a park; to remove the existing dis
ability of Confederates, preventing
them from sitting on federal, petit and
grand juries (thia was the last of the
political disabilities of ex Confederates
to be removed), and for the relief of
the heirs of the late Edward De Leon,
late consul-general to Egypt.
The house then went into committee
of the whole and took up the consider­
ation of the sundry civil appropriation
bill. Cannon (Rep. Ill.), in charge of
the measure, made a general analysis
of what it contained. It carries $62,-
928,101, but $20,000,000 ia for pay­
ment to Spain to carry out the provi­
sions of the Paris treaty. Exclusive
of that, the bill carries $8,095,758 less
than the estimates, and $5,929,311
less than the current law.
Cannon’s statement of the condition
of the ievenues brought on a general
discussion, which lasted until adjourn­
ment.
Tn the Senate.
Washington, Feb. 11. — Several bills
of minor importance were passed by
i the senate this morning. One of them
was to restore to their original status
as to promotion officers of the navy and
marine corps who lost numbers by rea­
son of advancement of othei officers for
exceptional and meritorious service dur­
ing the war with Spain.
Another bill passed authorized the
purchase or construction of a launch for
the customs service at Astoria, Or., to
cost not more than $2,500.
Consideration of the executive, legis­
lative ami judicial bill was then re­
sumed. The paragraph relating to the
deposit of copyright works in the na­
tional library was sti icken out with the
intention of revisiug it in conference.
A brief but lively civil service de­
bate was precipitated by an inquiry of
Cockrell, concerning the expenditure of
money for the office of supervising
architect.
He maintained that the
work of the supervising architect’s
office was done slowly, if not badly.
The construction of public buildings
dragged through year after year. Were
those buildings being erected by private
individuals they would be completed
in one season.
Following a general discussion, the
pending bill was laid aside, after 51
pages had been disposed of, and at
6:15, on motion of Hoar, the senate
went Into executive session and sooon
adjourned.
Army Bill Must Pass.
Washington, Feb. 11.—The Post
says: “The army reorganization bill
must pass or the president will call an
extra session of congress. The opposi­
tion to the bill in the senate has al­
ready been frequently referred to in
the Post, and the prediction made that
some compromise would be agreed upon
whereby legislation of a temporary
character would be placed in the
j aimv appropriation bill. This will
not satisfy the administration. No
make-shift expedient will be accepted.
The president has determined that
the passage of the army bill shall be
made an issue, and there is no doubt
in administration circles that he will
be successful. If, however, an ob­
stacle should prevent action, an extra
session will surely be held.”
An Independent Line.
Portland, Or., Feb. 11.—Millionaire
William G. Tiffany, of New York, the
largest holder in the proposed Portland
and Seattle road, vehemently denies
that the Union Pacific or any other
road will have any interest in the new
line. He states it will Ire entirely in­
dependent. More to the point, work
on the road is to begin at once.
Twenty Million Dollar Mortgage.
The American Genialities.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 11.—A mortgage
for 920,000,000, given to the Central
Trust Company, of New York city, by
the Colorado & Southern railway, was
filed in this county today. The rev­
enue stampe used aggregate«] $35,250.
Washington, Feb. 11.—General Otis
cables the war department that the to­
tal casualties resulting from all engage­
ments since the of evening February 4
aggregate 268, as follows:
Killed, 3
officers, 56 enlisted men; wounded, 8
officers, 169 enlistd men; missing, 2
enlisted men.
ATTACK
ON
CALOCAN.
town Reduced by Combined Assault of
American Forces.
Manila, Feb. 18.—The American
forces at 3:10 this afternoon made a
combined attack upon Colocau and re­
duced it in short order. At a signal
from the tower of the de la Lome
church (United States signal station),
the double-turreted monitor Monadnock
opened fire from the bay with the big
guns of her fore tui let on the earth-
works, with great effect. Soon after­
ward the battery bombarded the place
from another position.
The rebels reserved their fire until
the bombardment ceased, when they
fired volleys of musketry as the Mon­
tana regiment advanced on the jungle.
The Kansas regiment, on the ex­
treme left, with the artillery deploying
to the right, charged across the open
and canied the earthworks, cheering
under a heavy fire. Supported by the
artillery at the church, the troops fur­
ther advanced, driving the enemy,
fighting every foot, right into the town
line, and penetrated to the presidency
and lowered the Filipino flag at 5:30
P. M.
The enemy's sharpshooters in the
jungle on the right fired at long range
on the Pennsylvania regiment, but the
rebels were soon silenced by sharpnel
shells and the Pennsylvania remained
in the trenches. As the Americans
advanced they burned the native
houses. The rebels were mowed down
like grass, but the American losses
were slight.
AFTER A TOWNSITE.
A Portion of th« City ot Roalvn Clalm.d
by Swan N.l.on—Oth.r
Coast N.wa.
Ira M. Krutz and Bogle ft Rigg have
begun an action in the superior court
of Kititas county for the recovery of
160 acres upon which the townsite of
lloslyn. Wash., is located, and the im­
provements of the Northern Pacifio
Railway Copmany, amounting to about
$150.000. This suit is brought against
the coal company and railway com­
pany in behalf of Swan Nelson, who
claims under title of an application for
a homestead filing, made in June,
1884, but which was rejected by the
local land office. The main ouestion
involved in the contest for possession
of this valuable properety hinges upon
ti e validity of the railroad company’s
withdrawals of 1873 and 1879, and re­
filing of maps of definite location.
Fishing Suspended.
Fishing lias been practically sus­
pended on the Columbia and the steel­
head buyers hava gone out of business
for the winter. The steelheads are
now running up the creeks tributary to
the Columbia. Fanners on the Lewie
and Claik, John Day, and other rivers
are using setnets and catch enough to
supply their tables with fresh fish.
Occasionally a chinook ealmon is taken,
but these fish, with a few steelheads,
are chiefly caught in the sloughs in the
vicinity of Clifton. Chinooks sell at
Frightened Filipino Envoy«.
6 cents and steelheads at 51« cents,
San Francisio, Feb. 13. — On the but scarcely enough are taken to sup­
steamer from Yokohama today carue ply local demands.
“General" E. Riego de Dios and Senor
An Old Offender.
M. Rivera, who are Aguinalde’s special
A.
B.
Trilwud,
who was found guilty
eommissoners to Washington. They
were very much disturbed when told of in Klamath county in November, for
the latest developments in the Philip­ attepting to kill J. F. Adams, has been
identified by the superintendent of the
pines.
insane asylum at Kankakee, 111., as
England Wants Warships.
Newton Ritchie, who escaped from
Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Tex., that institution in 1881. Trilwud, or
Feb. 13.—Great Britain, it is reported Ritchie, is serving a 10 years’ sentence
here today, has offered to purchase the in the penitentiary.
Chilian and Argentine warships, Henor
Profit From Cow$<
Carlos Walker Martinez, minister of
W. M. Allingham, of Shedd, Or.,
the interior, has demanded of the Bo­
livian minister, Dr. Emeterie Cano, a has 14 cows which he milked during
guarantee of tire immunity of the lives December and shipped the milk to Al­
and property of the Chilians in Bolivia bany creamery, lie received a check
during the hostilities between Presi­ for $93.60 for the milk during that
dent Alonzo of Bolivia and the federal­ month, besides selling $1.50 worth of
milk to local parties and using plenty
ists, or insurgents.
for liis family. It is nearly ail average
MUST HAVE A CABLE.
of $7 per cow a month.
President McKinley’s Me.aage to Con­
gress Vrgea Action at This Seaalon.
Gov. Rogers as an Author.
Governor Rogers, of Washington,
Washington, Feb. 13.—The presi­ has received the advance sheets of a
dent’s message on the Pacifio cable, woik of fiction he is about to issue.
transmitted to congress today, is as fol­ The title of the work is, “Looking For­
ward; or, the Story of an American
lows:
"As a consequence of the ratification Farm.” The work is in a sense auto­
of the treaty of Paris by the senate of biographical in character, and is out of
the United Statos, and its expected the usual line of the executive’s liter-
ratifiction by the Spanish government, aiy efforts.
the United States will come into pos­
Price of Hay on the Rise.
session of the Philippine islands, on
Hay was reported a month ago to be
the farther shores of the Pacific, the worth $10 per ton in the region south
Hawaiian islands and Guam being of Pendleton. It sold for less when
United States territory, and forming the warm weather came on; but, now
convenient stopping places on the way that the cold has come again, hay com­
across the sea, and the necessity for mands a high figure. A large quantity
speedy cable communication between will be needed to feed livestock through
the United States and all the Philip­ the remainder of the winter.
pine islands has become imperative.
Artesian Well Irrigation.
Such communication should be estab­
The Wilson artesian well, in Wide
lished in such a way as to be wholly
under the control of the United States, Hollow, Yakima county, Wash., is
whether in time of peace or war. At now down 1080 feet, and water has been
present, the Philippines can be reached secured sufficient to irrigate about 10
only by cables which pass through acres. Operations have been tempor­
many foreign countries, and the Ha­ arily suspended to await the receipt of
waiian island and Guam can only he casing, the drill having struck a stratum
communicated with by steamers, in­ of gravel.
volving delays in each instance of at
An Old Pioneer Dead.
least a week. The present conditions
Thomas Finlayson, aged 78, a Scotch
should not be allowed to continue for a pioneer, who came to Oregon in 1862,
moment longer than is absolutely nec­ and made the first or second land
essary. The time has arrived when a entry in the present Baker county, died
cable in the Pacific must extend as far at Baker City last week. The sturdy
as Manila, touching at the Hawaiian pioneer’s farm is now a part of the
islands and Gimm on the way.
thriving Pacifio addition to this city.
“Under those circumstances, it be­
Found His Brother Dead.
comes a paramount necessity that meas­
ures shoo hi be taken before the close of
A young man named Piper died near
the present congress to provide such Ellensburg last week. A sad circum­
means as may seem suitable for the es­ stance was the arrival of a brother from
tablishment of a cable system. I reo­ the East to visit him after a separation
ommend the whole subject to the care­ of eight years. The first he knew ot
ful consideration of congress, and to his brother’s death was when he met
such prompt action as may Beem ad­ the party with the body.
visable.
Frozen Heating Apparatus.
BLEAK
The steam heating apparatus in the
public school at Independence was
Bodie* of Andree and Party Probably frozen during tho recent cold snap,
Found—Discovered by Natives.
and school had to bo adjourned for a
Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Feb. 13.—A week, or until the heating apparatus
gold mine owner named Monastyrschin could again be gotten into working or­
has received u letter saying that a tribe der.
of Turgusos, inhabiting the Timir pen­
Warrants Now at Par.
insula, North Siberia, recently in­
Umatilla county warrants are quoted
formed the Russian police chief of the
district that on January 7 last, between at par at Pendleton. Orders for scrip
Komo and Pit, in the province of Yen­ to be issued at the March term of the
iseisk, they found a cabin constructed ooitnty court sell for 100 cents on the
of cloth ami cordage, apparently Ire- dollar. Pendleton city wararnts sell at
longing to a balloon. Close by were 90 and 92.
La Grande on Her Muscle.
the bodies of three men. the head of
An athletic club, with 63 members,
one badly crushed. Around them were
a number of instruments, the uses of has been organized at La Grande.
which were not understood by the The officers are: Dr. E. D. Steincamp,
president; Dr. R. Lincoln, vice-presi­
Turgusoe.
The police chief has started for the dent; F. L. Meyers, secretary and
spot to investigate, and it is Irelieved treasurer.
that the bodies are those of the aero­
Killed While Hk.tlnc.
naut Herr Andree and his companions.
While out skating with a number of
other boys, at Independence, Or., re­
Missouri Fruit Crop* Killed.
Nevada, Mo., Feb. 13.—The jreace cently, George W. Phillips fell on the
ami a prior« t crops of Vernon ami Cedar ice. His head struck forcibly, and he
counties are repotted killed today. The died in the evening.
lose is estimated at more than $100,«
Native Rons at Ashland.
000. The weather is the coldest known
A cabin of Native Sons will b« or­
here in 30 years.
ganized at Ashland February 21.
IN
SIBERIA.
Trial Revision Bill Adopted.
Paris, Feb. 13.—The trial revision
bill was adopted by a vote of 332 to
232 in the chamber of deputies.
Late
this evening there was considerable
ferment in the streets, caused by the
shouting of the rival parties.
Olathe, Kan., Feb. 13.—Ai»nt Dicy
The chief officer and boatswain of
Tra.apnrt Grant Pa.ee« Algl.ra.
Dibba, aged 80 years, was found frozen
the British steamer Martello, from
Algiers, Feb. 11.—The United States
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 11. — It is re­ to death in her home at Shawnee, here
Xew York for Hull. England, were transport Grant, which sailed from
ported
here that many cattle of the she had lived alone for years. She had
killed and the quartermaster and a New York January 10, bound for Ma­
range
are
suffering from frozen hoof* apparently hurt herself by a fall anj
seaman drowned, during a fearful nila, passed here todav.
was unable to call for help.
This usually proves fatal.
etorm recently.
The Penny In Business.
A Baker City merchant has in­
augurated the custom of giving even
change to customers, and finds that it
takes. This puts 1-cent pieces into
circulation.
A Narrow Escape.
Eight hoys and girls,who were coast­
ing on a bob-sled, at Tacoma, were run
over by a laundry wagon. For a won­
der, every one escaped without a
•cratch.
New Creosutlng Plant.
The creoeoting plant of the Southevw
Pacific has recently began operation a*
Latham, in Lane county. Huge re­
torts or boilers, long enough to take its
piles 110 feet long, are first filled wit!»
timber, which are then covered with
jieosota and heated to a temperature
of 250 degrees. This heat drive* th*
water all out of the wood by evapora­
tion, and the hot creosote takes its place
during an immersion of eight to twelve
hours. It is claimed that piling thus
treated will last 50 years. The life of
untreated piles is about 10 years.
Many Horses Perished.
Reports from Gilliam county, Or.,
are to the effect that range horses have
perished in enormous numbers during
the late cold snap. Persons who trav­
eled over that section of the country
have seen the animals lying by the
roadsied, having been frozen to death
after reaching the stage of starvation.
Moro Goats Than First Reported.
Instead of only 1,400 goats in and
around North Yamhill, the local pa­
per says that, according to a recent
careful count, made by some local
men, there are about 4,000 head, all of
which are within a comparatively short
distance of the town.
N.w Shingle Mill.
E. L. Gaudette, a Whatcom county.
Wash., logger, is building a new
shingle mill at Hamish lake. The mill
will cost about $8,000 and be finished
and running about March 20 or later
during that month.
The mill ent
about 150,000 shingles a day.
Increase in Wheat Acreage.
The reports of confidential agents of
the Southern Pacifio show that a 10 per
cent increase in acreage has been sown
in wheat this winter, and also that th*
condition of the crop is excellent.
PACIFIC
COAST
TRADE.
Portland Market.
Wheat—Walla Walla, 58c; Valley,
59c; Bluestem, 610 per bushel.
Flour—Best grades. $3.20; graham,
$2.65; superfine, $2.15 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 41(3 42c; choice
gray, 89@ 40c per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, $22 @23; brew­
ing, $28.00 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $17 per ton; mid­
dlings, $22; shorts, £18; chop, $16.00
per ton.
Hay—Timothy, $9@10; clover. $T
@8; Oregon wild hay, $6 per ton.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 50@55c;
seconds, 45@50c; dairy, 40@45c store,
25@30o.
Cheese—Oregon full cream, 12*^0;
Young America, 15c; new cheese,
10c per pound.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $4@S
per dozen; hens, $4.00@5.00; springs,
$1.25@8; geese, $6.OO@7.OO for old.
$4.50®)5 for young; ducks, $5.000
5.50 per dozen; turkeys, live, 15@
16c per pound.
Potatoes—60 @ 75c per sack; sweets,
2c per pound.
Vegetables—Beets, 90c; turnips, 75a
per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab­
bage, $1 @ 1.25 per 100 pounds; cauli­
flower, 75o per dozen; parsnips, 75a
per saok; beans, 8c per pound; celery
7O@75c per dozen; cucumbers, 50c per
box; )>eas, 3@85^c per pound.
Onions—Oregon, 75c@$l per sack.
Hops—15@18o; 1897 crop, 4@6c.
Wool—Valley, 10@12o per pound;
Eastern Oregon,
8@12c;
mohair,
16c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, beet sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton, 7Mc;
spring lambs, 7^c per lb.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $4.25;
light and feeders, $8.00@4.00; dressed,
$5.00 @5.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef—Gross, top steers, 8.50@$8.75;
cows, $2.50 @8.00;
dressed
beef,
5@6J^c per pound.
Veal—Large, 6)^@7c; small, 8@9a
per pound.
Seattle Markets.
Onions, 85@90o per 100 pounds.
Potatoes, $18@20.
Beets, per sack, 75c.
Turnips, per sack, 60& 75c.
Garrets, per sack, 45@60c.
Parsnips, per sack, $1.
Cauliflower. 76@$1.00c par dos.
Celery, 85 @ 40c.
Cabbage, native and California
(1.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, 85@50c per box.
Pears, 50c @$1.50 per box.
Prunes, 50c per box.
Butter—Creamery, 26c per pound;
dairy and ranch, 15@20c per pound.
Eggs, 27c.
Cheese—Native, ^@12'^0.
Poultry—Old bens, 14c per pound;
spring chickens, 14c; turkeys, 16c.
Fresh meats—Choice dressed beef
steers, prime, 8c; cows,
prime,
7c; mutton, 8)<c; pork, 7c; veal, 6@8c-
Wheat—Feed wheat, $28.
Oats—Choice, per ton, $26.
Hay—Puget Sound mixed, $9.00(9
11; choioe Eastern Washington tim­
othy, $11 @ 14.
Corn—Whole, $28.50; cracked, $24;
feed meal, $23.50.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
$25@26; whole, $22.
Flour—Patent, per barrel, $3.50;
straights, $8.25: California brands,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $8.50; graham,
per barrel, $3.60; whole wheat flour,
$8.75; rye flour, $4.50.
Millstuffs—Bran, per ton, $14;
shorts, per ton, $16.
Feed—Chopped feed, $20 @22 per
ton; middlings, per ton,'$17; oil cak*
meal, per ton, $35.
Ran Francisco Market.
Wool—Spring—Nevada, 10@12c per
pound; Oregon, Eastern, 10@12c; Val­
ley, 15@17c; Northern, 9@llc.
Miilstuffs—Middlings, $19@20.50;
bran, $18.00@ 19.00 per ton.
Onions—-Si)verskin,50@90cper sack.
Butter — Fancy
creamery, 27o;
do seconds, 25@26c; fancy dairy, 23c;
do seconds, 19@22c per pouni.
Eggs — Store, 18@ 17c; fancy ranch.
30 @ 22c.
Hous—1898 crop, 13@15a.