The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, April 13, 1900, Image 3

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    CONVENTION
Kansas
City*.
HALL
BURNED
Auditorium
Ruins.
Laid
AMBUSHED
I»
Kansas City, April 6.—Convention
hall, Kansas City’s pride, wherein the
Democratic National convention was Relief Force Unable to Reach
to have been held July 4, was laid in
Besieged Town.
ruins in lee» than 80 minutes’ time
this afternoon from fire that Btarted
SURROUNDED BY LARGE FORCE from an unkown nource at 1 o’clock. BOERS REPULSED TWO ATTACKS
The fire burned with such fury that
it was evident almost from the start
t encral Villebois Mareull. h Frenchman that the structure was doomed, and the Robert« Saving: Hi« Cavalry an<l Trans­
In the Dutch Army, Killed In a Flgh> firemen soon turned their attention to
port Animals for the Forward March
saving surrounding pro;>erty. A stiff
With Methuen*« Forces.
—Sl«*!ine«s Among Boer Prl«onere.
breeze wa» blowing and before the fire
was subdued the Second Presbyterian
London, April 9.—Lord Robert» re­ church, one of the finest edifices in the
London, April 7.—A special dispatch
port» that five companies of British city, the church parsonage, the Lathrop
from Lureneo Marques says sharp fight­
troops have been captured by Boer» i public school, a two-story building, all
ing occurred April 2, in the neighbor­
near Bethanie. The following his the situated across the way on Central
hood
of Mafeking. The garrison made
text of his dispatch to the war office, ■ street, and a half block of three-story
a sortie, while Colonel Plumer's cavalry
announcing the capture:
! flat buildings on Twelfth street were attacked the Boers at Ramatlabama.
"Bloemfontein, April 9.—Another rendered total losses.
Several resi­ Both attacks were repulseli.
Twenty
unfortunate occurrence ha» occurred, dences were damaged to a greater or
of Colonel Plumer’s men were found
resulting, I fear, in the capture of a less degree, and fot a time it was feared dead on the field, and six others were
party of infantry, consisting of three that several blocks of buildings in the
i made prisoners.
The federal losses
companies of the Royal Irish Fusilier» residence district would go. The ag­
were small.
an<i two companies of the Ninth regi­ gregate loss is $400,600.
ment of mounted infantry, near Red-
Gaberones, Bechuanaland, Apul 7.
Plans are on foot to rebuild Conven­
dersburg, a little eastward of the Beth­ tion hall immediately and make it —Colonel Plumer, with a force of Brit­
anie railway station, within a few ready for the convention in July. ish mounted infantry, started on a dar­
miles of this place. They were sur­ While the fire was still in progress, ing march, March 25, with tHe object
rounded by a strong force of the ene­ members of the Commercial Club, of threatening the Boer lines of cotumu
my, with four or five guns.
through whose efforts the hall was con-" ■ nication. After rapid night marches
"The detachment held out from noon ceived and built, mingled in the crowds through the Transvaal territory, they
of April 3 until April 4, at 9 . M., and of spectators and began soliciting funds arrived at dawn, March 27. within 12
then apparently surrendered, for it is for a new structure. The hall associa­ miles of Zecrust, and distinctly heard
repoited that the firing ceased at that tion has $10,000 in the bank, and will the bombardment of Mafeking.
time. Immediately after I heard the have the $155,000 insurance for immed­
Having reconnoitered the country
news, during the afternoon of April 8, iate use, the insurance companies hav­ with the view of future operations,
I ordered Gatacre to proceed from ing spontaneously agreed to waive the without sighting a single white man.
Springfontein, his present headquarters, 60 days’ limit and make payment on Colonel Plumber crossed the railroad
to Reddersburg with all possible speed, demand.
The Kansas City Lumber south of Lobatski, which he found in
I dispatched the Cameron Highlanders Company, which furnished four-fifths possession
of a Boer force, and returned.
.
hence to Bethanie. ITe arrived at Red­ of the lumber for the old building, has Then, finding the railroad hence dam-
dersburg at 10:30 A. M., without oppo­ agreed to duplicate its order at once at aged by General Snymau’s main force,
sition, but could get no news of the the rate in existence two years ago, he returned to the vicinity of Mafe­
missing detachment. There can be no and the Minneapolis firm that furnished king. Rumors reached here that a re­
doubt that the whole party has been the steel girders for the immense roof lief column is approaching Mafeking
made prisoners.”
has been telegraphed to duplicate its 1 from the »outh.
The lost companies are probably a order.
Robert.* Inactivity.
part of the force guarding the railroad
Convention hall has been classed by
London, April 7.—Detached bodies
at Bethanie, 30 miles south of Bloem­ travelers as one of the largest and most
fontein. The Boers are evidently oper­ perfectly constructed auditoriums in of Boer horse, numbering from 500 to
ating in force near the railroad, and the world. The building was erected I 1,000 each, have appeared at several
there is a possibility of the lines being in 1898, at a cost of $235,000, which places to the south and eastward of
interrupted for a brief period at any was raised entirely by public subscrip­ Bloemfontein, threatening the railroad,
time. As the captured British soldiers tions. It occupied a piece of gtound but communication by wire and rail is
■were in a position to defend them­ 314x200 feet in extent, was two stories not in the least affected. One of these
selves for nearly 24 hours and were high and built of native stone, cream forces is near East Spring fontein, on
then forced to surrender, the fighting brick and terra cotta. The first story the Bloemfontein railroad, and General
Gatacre’s forces are repoited to be about
must have been severe.
was of the renaissance style of archi­
The Boers were in force yesterday tecture and the second story in peri­ to engage it.
Lord Roberts, except to safeguard the
five miles from Jagersfontein, situated style form, with groups and columns.
flO miles up from Bloemfontein. They The building was of bridge construc­ railroad, seemingly declines to send
columns chasing the Boer bands.
He
had a brush with British patrols.
tion, without a column, the roof being is reserving his cavalry and transport
supported by great steel girders. Its animals for the forward inarch.
Ex­
Gen. Vlllebol« Mareull Killed.
general seating arrangement was mod­ planations at the war office as to why
London, April 9.—The war office re­
eled somewhat upon' the plan of the Roberts is inactive is that there has
ceived the following dispatch from
Metropolitan opera house of New York. been a lack of horses for remounts, but
Lord Roberts, dated Bloemfontein,
now horses are arriving by train loads
April 9:
SATISFIED WITH LEARY
hourly. The pressure on the railroad
"Methuen telegraphs from Boshof,
is so great that private parcels and the
in the Grange Free State, a little north­
Governor of Guam Will Be Relieved at officers’ newspapers have not been for­
east of Kimberley, as follows:
His Own Request.
warded from Cape Town for three
“ ‘Surrounded General Villebois
__ ______
Mareull and a bodv of Boers today, and
Washington, April 6.-e*To
set _______
at rest weeks. The situation in the Free State
they could not escape. Villebois and stories that have been in circulation, : remains far from clear and is uusatis-
seven Boers were killed, eight wounded to the effect that Captain Leary is to factory to British observers.
The sickness among the Boer prison­
and 50 are prisoners.’ ”
be relieved of the naval governorship
of the island of Guam because of dis­ ers at Simonstown continue to increase.
WORK
OF
REVOLUTIONISTS. satisfaction with his administration of
WRECK CAUGHT FIRE.
affairs, the navy department announces
American Consul Strung Up by the
that the officer is to be relieved solely Serious Accident on the Fort Worth &
Thumb« in Peru.
at his own instance.
It^is stated,
Denver Rond.
Chicago, April 9.—A special to the
moreover, that the department is more
Fort Worth, Tex., April 7.—One of
Record from Washington says: Edward
than satisfied with the manner in the most serious wrecks in the history
Gottfried, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., late
which Captain Leary has discharged
■consular agent of this government at
of the Fort Worth <St Denver City road
the duties confided to his care. His occurred this morning at a point just
Truxillo, Peru, in .a sworn statement
letter is as follows:
south of Magenta, 376 miles north of
which he has filed with the state de­
“Government House, Agana, Guam, this city. As a result, two men are
partment, asserts that in the summer
Feb. 8.—I have the honor to request known to be dead, and several others
■of 1898 at Huamucho, 50 or 60 Pe­ i
that upon the expiration of my sea injured. The dead are: John F. Dane,
ruvian revolutionsists dragged him
cruise as a captain, on July 24, 1990, mail clerk ,of Denver; John J. Kuntz,
half dressed to the public square,
The
where they demanded that he produce which will make my 2H years, I be passenger, residence unknown.
5,000 sols (between $3,000 and $4,000) relieved from my present duties and injured are: A. M. Scroggin, Inde­
and 25 rifles within 15 minutes or sub­ ordered to my home. With the 15 pendence, la., slightly; Frank Lane.
months immediately prior to my ap­ Fort Worth, face cut, not seriously;
mit to chastisement in what is termed
pointment commanding the ram Katah- James French, injuries unknown;
in Peru the "flying stocks.”
din, I will have had 45 months of al- Herbert Bonebreak, brakeman, El
Gottfried says he protested that he
most continuous sea service, and as Reno, O. T., fractured ribs; Engineer
was unable to comply with the demand
my presence will be needed at home McNeil, slightly injured; Fireman
and was immediately knocked down
for domestic reasons, I respectfully re­
with a blow from a gun and overpow­
Dubbs, slightly injured.
quest
telief.
fi. LEAKY,
At the time of the accident the train
ered. His thumbs were tied together
“Governor of Guam.”
with thongsand his hands twisted back
was running at full speed, when it
BURMAH
FRONTIER
FIGHT.
Battle Between Chinese Raiders
the British Police.
and
Vancouver, B. C., April 9.—Oriental
papers state that Chinese official enmity
towards foreigners is being specially
directed against British citizens in
China. Instigated, it is said, by Rus­
sian suggestions, the (Chinese have
lately been especially troublesome on
the Burmah-Chinese frontier, where a
medical officer and an assistant com­
missioner were murdered.
A story was brought by the Empress
of Japan from Yokohama today of a
series of additional Chinese raid, on
the Burman boundary, culminating in
a battle between 500 Chinese and 75
military police under District Super­
intendent Hertz, of Rangoon.
The
Indian military police, with 50 Gurk­
has, attacked the main body of Chinese,
killing 84 and capturing their guns,
jingal» and banners.
The Chinese
leader was among the killed.
Six of
the British forces, including two erffi,
cert, were wounded, only one seriously.
The scene of the battle was eight milea
on the Burtnah side of the frontier.
Lehigh Laboratory Burned.
Bethlehem, Pa., April 9.—The physi­
cal laboratory of Lehigh University,
one of the largest in the country, was
burned today, and all its scientific ap­
paratus was destroyed. The loss on
the building and contents is $200,000;
insurance, $50,000.
Boers Surrounding: Roberts.
Bloemfontein, April 6.—There are
numerous indications that in pursuance
of their boast that they will recapture
Bloemfontein, the Boers are trying to
surround the town and to cut off our
line of communication to the south.
Large forces are reported east and
south, which are said to be making for
the railway. They still hold Thaban-
chu and the waterworks. Lord Rob-
eits i» completing the concentration.
Four 4.7 guns and four naval 12-pound-
ers have been mounted on kopjes com­
manding the plain. The cavalry camp
has l>een removed to a better position
northeast of the city. Special precau­
tions are lieing taken to protect the
railway southward.
Several arrests
have been made in the town of persons
suspected of giving information to the
Boers. The railway to the north is in
possession of the British a» far as Karee
Siding.
Sunday Closing at Exposition.
struck a defect in the track, caused by
a partial washout.
The entire train
was ditched, the cars being piled in a
promiscuous heap. To add to the hor­
rors of the wreck, a fire Btarted in the
debris, consuming the entire mass of
wrecked cafs. Many passengers who
managed to extricate them»elves were
badly injured.
Mail Clerk John F.
Dane, of Denver, was buried beneath
the mass of wreckage, and was burned
to death. It was reported that Ex-
~
press Messenger J. B. Chapman WHI
killed, but later reports say he is safe,
The loss to the railroad company will
be heavy, as the entire train was
burned.
Iron and Steel Profit«.
New York, April 7 —The annual re­
port of the Sloss Iron & Steel Company,
which is now owned by the Sloss-
Sheffield Iron & Steel Company, shows
earnings for the year ended January 80,
1900, of $802,667, which, after deduct­
ing $263,753 for interest and taxes,
deperciation and renewal fund, leaves
$538,914 net profits.
Out of this a
dividend of 1 Ji per cent was declared
in March. Practically all of this divi­
dend goes to the Sloss-Sheffield Com­
pany, as the latter now owns all but
80 shares of the 50,000 shares of the
capital stock of the Sloss Iron & Steel
Company.
London, April 5.—In the house of
lords today, Lord Kinnaid asked the
government to support the United
States in the closing of exhibits on
Sundays at the Paris exposition. The
premier, Lord Salisbury, replied that
the government was fully aware of the
feeling in the matter, but had no
shadow of authority to deal with the
Mrs. Grant Allen, the widow of the
subject. It was entirely a question for novelist, is alx>ut to open a bookshop
the authoritites of the exposition.
in London.
Japan and Russia.
Yokohama, March 23 (via Williams
Head Quarantine, B. C.,) April 6.—
While the tone of the native press is
exceedingly moderate and guarded, it
is quite evident that thanking Japanese
are impressed by the serious character
of the situation regarding Russia. In
Tragedy on a California Farm.
the last few daya it has been definitely
6t. Helena, Cal., April 9.— W. H. announced that the Russian method of
Alexander, a farmer, shot and killed insinuation has been applied to Core»
hie wife today an<l then took his owl in the usual form of a court ad vita.'
life by cutting hit throat with a rasor. and a large loan.
OUTLAWS.
Thrilling Experience of Two New Mex­
ico Officer«.
Roberts Loses Five Compan­
ies of Infantry.
of his head. Heavy rifles were inserted
between the inverted elbows and hi»
head and in that position he was strung
tip. In a short time the agonizing
pains rendered him insensible. The
administration will demand restitution
and an apology.
BY
Snow In Cnlorado.
Denver, April 7.—Snow has been
falling all over Colorado for the past 24
hours. The warm weather makes the
snow so soft that it clings to trees and
electric wires, breaking them down.
Much trouble has been experienced in
this city. Telephone, light and trolley
wires are down in various parts of the
city; many telegraph and long-distance
telephone lines have been disabled.
The street cars are stopped on many
lines in this city.
Phoenix, Aril., April 7.—The fol­
lowing details of the ambushing of
Officers Scarlmrough, of Deming, N.
M., and Birchfield, by outlwas in the
Uhirucusa mountains, have been re­
ceived here.
The outlaws discovered that they
were being followed and laid a trap for
the officers, who walked into it. A»
soon as they came within rifle range,
the |>arty of three bandits opened fire.
The first volley wounded Scarborough
and Birchfield, one shot striking Scar­
borough in the leg badly shattering the
l>o le; another struck Birchfield in the
lef arm. Both men were disabled.
Tne wounded officers held the outlaws
at bay, although hard pressed, several
times. A continuous tiring was kept up
until dark.
In the meantime, Birchfield managed
to build a rude rock fort in which he
placed Scarborough, and as soon as
darkness prevented his movements
from being observed by the banditB, he
slipped away, secured a horse and went
for assistance. Returning at daybreak
he found Scarborough still alive and
holding the fort, but suffering intense
pain from his wound and exjiosure, it
having rained and snowed all through
the night. The party arrived at San
Simon at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon
with Scarliorough, and he was sent to
hia home in Deining. His wound will
probably prove fatal.
A large |K>»se has started in pursuit
of the outlaws, who have evidently
gone further back in the mountains,
whnre it will be almost impossible to
dislodge them.
NEWS
Two
Fr««h
FROM
HAWAII.
Plague Case«
March 2ft.
Reported
Honolulu, March 30, via San Fran­
cisco, April 7.—Two cases of plague
were reported March 25. One was a
Japanese fisherman, the other a white
man named John Hurley. Since that
date no cases have appeared.
Word has reached here that the dis­
abled steamer Cleveland reached Hilo
safely March 28. The distance of 400
mileB was made under sail in 10 days.
Three hundred or more steerage pas­
sengers will probably sail from here on
the next steamer for San Francisco.
Dr. Carmichael has decided that, in
view of the recognition now given the
prophylactic as a preventative remedy,
effective for from 30 to 40 days, he will
give permits for steerage passage to
persons who take the prophylactic and
are in good health, have their baggage
disinfected and are otherwise under
sanitary conditions.
A riot occurred at Pauhaua planta­
tion March 17. A captain of police
and four officers arrested eight Japanese
for gambling.' About 200 Japanese,
armd with cane kniveH and clubs, sur­
rounded the officers and forced them to
release their prisoners.
A disastrous cane fire swept over 530
arces on the Hawaiian Commercial &
Sugar Company’s plantation Murch 20.
NORTHWEST NEWS.
Th«
Immediate
Future of
Pacific
Coast Seaport Town« Appear«
Particularly Bright.
In an article entitled, "Possibilities
of the Pacific,” Bond» and Mortgages,
published in Chicago, spoke as follows:
There is no section of the prosperous
West which is attracting the eyes of the
financial world more at present than
the cities of the Pacific coast.
The
vast and rapidly growing trade of the
Orient and the tropics, the gold discov­
eries in Alaska, the growth of Australia
and New Zealand, the opening up of
the vast steppes of Russia and of the
great Chinese empire, all bespeak com­
mercial and financial opportunities un­
paralleled in the history of the coun-
tiy. The scene of the future human
drama ha» been shifted to the Pacific
coast. Two-thirds of the world’s popu­
lation awaits us at our Western gates,
separated from us only by a great ocean
highway, free from the possibilities of
toll or monopoly, ami affording every
accommodation necessary for the tran.s-
ction of an enormous volume of new
business.
Already American commerce with
the islands and countries of the Pacific
shows a greater gain in the year 1899
than that with any ether part of the
world. Our total exports increased
$20,000,000, and our exports to Asia
and Oceania alone increased over $19,-
000,000; our total ini|>orts increased
$164,000,000, and $48,000,000 of this
increase was from Asia and Oceania.
Ex|<orts to Asia and Oceania increased
27 (>er cent, while imports from that
part of the world increased 40 per cent.
With these interesting and instructive
figures before us, the immediate future
of the Pacific coast seaport towns ap-
]>ears particular bright.
The greateBt
activity prevails in the younger and
more progressive cities of the North­
west, with Seattle, Portland and Ta­
coma eagerly vying with each other for
commercial supremacy. The heavy in­
vestments made during the past year
by Eastern capitalists in this section
reflect the fullest realization of exist­
ing conditions by the far-sighted invest­
ing class. The Pacific Northwest is
just emerging out of the hour of dawn
to bathe in the most brilliant rays of
prosperity which ever shown upon any
country.
Fruit Cannery,
The farmers of Eagle valley, Or., aro
about to erect a fruit cannery.
At a
meeting held at the schoolhouse at that
place the farmers of the valley sub­
scribed $3,000 for the purpose.
The
total cost of the plant will be about
$5,000, and, as this is the first meeting
held, the farmers are confident that no
trouble will be met with in raising the
full amount. The establishment of the
cannerv will be of much benefit to
Baker City, as well as to the farmers
of the valley, where a large amount of
fruit is raised annually. The cannery
will be conducted on the co-operative
plan, and it is the intention to take all
the fruit offered by the farmers. Much
Combination of Jobber«.
of the product will find a market in
San Francisco, April 7.—The case of Baker City, as tl»e home consumption
the St. Louis petitioners was taken up is large and is steadily increasing.
today belore the interstate commerce
Des Chutes to Be Utilised.
commission, and considerable evidence
A company has been organized to
was introduced in support of their ap­
plication for a smaller differential in take water out of the Deschutes at a
freight rates between the Middle West point near the Three Sisters known as
and the Pacific coast.
Hardware Lava island, and conduct the water to
merchants from Petaluma, San Joss the desert lying oast of the river. The
and Oakland wert before the commis­ point of diversion is said to be one of
sion today, and their testimony was the best on the river owing to the ab­
directed to the allegation that Pacific sence of rocky bluffs. From this point
coast jobbers have united in a combin­ water will be taken east to the old
ation to restain trade by shutting out river bed, 15 miles, covering large
Eastern and Middle West competition, tracts of excellent farming lands.
thereby forcing up prices.
Several
Northwe«t Note«.
witnesses testified to their belief that
A new Methodist Episcopal church is
ouch a combination existed.
to be erected at Cottgae Grove, Or., to
cost $3,000.
Disturbance« in Panama.
Washington papers are saying com­
New York, April 7.—A special to
the Herald from Washington says: plimentary things alxmt Harry Yoe-
“It is now admitted that the diturb- mons, of S]Kikune, who helped Harvard
ances in Panama, Colombia, are seri­ win the intercollegiate debate from
ous, and the authorities are beginning Yale.
to pay attention to them.
Mail serv­
Blodgett & Greenbaum have begun
ice has been interiupted in consequence work to double the capacity of their
of the operations of the troops, and it fertilizer plant at Fairhaven, Wash.,
was reported today that there had been and ho|>e this season to handle all the
fighting in the streets of Panama. In­ refuse of the fish canneries in their
quiry at the department of state, how­ vicinity.
ever, failed to elicit any information
The sacriligions pastor of a Baptist
on this point.
church
at Albany, Or., took the follow­
“A revolution in Colombia is of
especial importance to the United ing for his subject Sunday evening,
States, because of the guranteee made "Would Jesus Vote the Republican or
The vice of
by this government to preserve free Democratic Ticket?”
Sheldonisin
is
spreading.
transit between Colon and Panama.”
A Bellingham bay man, named Can­
New Caban Railroad.
field, has a big bed of pansies planted,
New York, April 7.—A strong syndi­ and will attempt to raise them for seed.
cate has been formed for the purpose of The only pansy seed product in the
constructing a railroad extending the West is iu California, and the best
length of Cuba, a distance of about 800 varieties come from France and Bel­
miles, as soon as the necessary authori­ gium. If he raises as good seed as he
ty can be obtained. The full amount planted, Mr. Canfield will ,*<et $30 a
of capital required for this undertak- pound for it.
iug, it is understood, has already been
A large pumber of Washington’s
subscribed by the syndicate, which is shingle mills, probbaly 75 per cent, are
headed by Sir William C. Van Horne. observing an agreement for a short
shutdown. The reason given therefore
Nei Perea*. Smallpox Situation.
is that "the backward spring in the
Washington, April 7.—The officers East has caused a falling off in orders,
of the marine hospital service have which makes a curtailing of the supply
consented to handle the smallpox situ­ necessary to the equilibrium of prices.”
ation on the Nez Perce’s settlement in The Eastern buyer may think this is
Idaho. They will co-operate with the the action of a trust, but, of course, it
amenta and inspectors of the Indian
isn’t.
bureau, and will establish detention
The bulb farms at Fort Bellingham,
camps and do whatever else is necesary
to stamp out the disease and prevent Wash., are now at their handsomest.
One man has a vast numlier of tulips
its spread.
and 3,500 hyacinths in bloom.
Koala.■■ Kiosk Hamad.
A Wallowa man has brought back
Menominee, Mich., April 7.—Fire
today destroyed the Spies building, the from New Orleans a live alligator­
eight inches in length.
largest business block in the city.
A carload of Cascara bark was shipped
The loss on the building is $60,000; in­
surance, $12,000. The total, lose, in­ from Corvallis, Or. Its destination is
cluding the losses of films occupying Hamburg, Germany.
the block, is estimated at $200,000.
The 3-year eld daughter of Sheriff
Holder, of Sherman county, Or., was
New York, April 7.—The jury in the
playing with a kite and matches, last
case of Olga Nethersole and others, ac-
week, when she set her clothing afire
cnssd of maintaining a nuisance in per­
ami was considerably burned.
She is
forming tbs play "Sappho.” has ro­
expected to recover, with little dis­
tor nod a verdict of not guilty.
figurement.
SPRING
TRADE
SITUATION.
Favorable Weather Bring« an Improved
Retail Distribution.
Bradstreet’s says: Favorable feature»
continue in the majority in the general
trade situation. The hopes for the ad­
vent for seasonable spring weather
have been realized, and nearly all mar­
kets report an improved distribution ah
retail This, a» explained heretofore,
is really the key of the general mer­
chandise situation. The industrial sit­
uation is a rather spotted one. April
1, instead of May 1, seem» to have been
fixed upon as a date for presenting new
demands as to wages and hours.
Wheat crop advices are on the whole
favorable except from the Central
West. Sympathy is shown with corn,
which in turn has been influenced by
the steady advance in hog products and
by the known smallness of reserves in
cribs and iu store.
Cotton goods are seasonably quiet at
first hands, but a fair jobbing busineea
is doing, and retail distribution i» en­
couraging. Wool is on the whole
weaker, but reports from the woolen
goods branch are quite favorable.
Cancellations reported are the smallest
there is record of. Lumber has shown
some weakness, a widely separated
market this week pointing to not alto­
gether satisfactory outlook in the build­
ing trades, whether because of heavy
advances in prices or ot unsettled la­
bor conditions.
Wheat (including flour) shipment»
for the week aggregate 3,864,963 bush­
els, against 2,962,349 last week.
Business failures in the United
States for the week number 182, as
compared with 178 last week. Forth»
first quarter of the year, failures ar»
fewer in number than in 1899, and
liabilities are 7 per cent smaller.
PACIFIC
COAST
TRADE.
Seattle Markets.
Onions, new, $2.00@2.75 per sack.
Lettuce, hot house, 45c per do».
Potatoes, new, $17 @18.
Beets, per Back, 75@85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60c.
Carrot», per sack, 75c.
Parsnips, per sack, 75@ 85c.
Cauliflower, 75c@$l per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California,
$l.00@1.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $1.25@1.50 per box.
Prunes, 60c per box.
Butter—Creameiy, 25c per pound;
dairy, 17@22c; ranch, 17c per pound.
Eggs—15@ 16c.
Cheese—Native. 15c.
Poultry—13@14c; dressed, 14@15c;
spring, $5.
Hay—Puget Sound timothy, $12.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy,
$!8.00@ 19.00
Corn—Whole, $23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley—Rolled or ground, per ton,
$20;
Flour—Patent, per barrel, $3.25;
blended straights, $3.00; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra­
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.80@4.00.
Millstuffs—Bran, per ton, $18.00;
shorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed—Chopped feed, $19.00'per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats—Choioe dressed beef
steers, 7! b @8 c ; cows, 7c; mutton 8o;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8H®
10c.
Hams—Large, 13c; small, 13j£»
breakfast bacon, 12jsc; dry salt side»,
«0.
Portland Market.
Wheat — Walla Walla. 54@55o|
Valley, 54c; Bluestem, 57o per bushel.
Flour—Best -grades, $8.00; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 85@ 36c; choioa
gray, 84o per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, $14 @14.50;
brewing, $17.00@17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $18 per ton; mid­
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per
ton.
Hay—Timothy, $9@10; clover, $7«
7.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 @7 per ton.
Batter—Fancy creamery, 40 @ 45c;
seconds,
40c; dairy,
30@37Hc;
store, 25 @82 Ho.
Eggs—11 He per dozen.
Cheese—Oregon full cream, 13o;
Young America, 14c; new cheese 10»
per pound.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $3.50«
4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$z.50@3.50; geese, $6.50@8.00 for old;
$4.50@6.50; ducks, $5.50@6.00 per
dozen;
turkey», live, 10@llc pet
pound.
Potatoes—40@50c per sack; sweet»,
2 @2 He per pound.
Vegetables—Beets, $1; turnips, 75c;
per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab­
bage, 1 Ho per pound; parsnips, 75;
onions, $2.50@3.00; carrots, 50c.
Hops—8@8c per |iound
Wool—Valley, 16@18o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 10@15c; mohair, 27«
80c per pound.
Mutton—Gross, I test sheep, wethen
and ewes, 4 He; dressed mutton, 7«
7H<> Ur pound; laml>s, $2.50 each.
Hogs—Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light ami feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$5 .00@fl.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef—Gross, top steers, $4.00@4.50;
cows, $3.50@4.00; dressed beef, 6.H«
7?*c per pound.
Veal—Large, 6H@7Hc; small, 8«
8Ho per pound.
Tallow—5@5Hc; No. 2 and greaaa*
3H@4c per pound.
M bs Fraaaiseo Marks*.
Wool—Spring—Nevada, 13@15cps»
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12@ 16c; Val­
ley, 2O@22c; Northern, 10@l2c.
Hops—1899 crop,
11 @ 18c pan
pound.
Butter — Fancy
creamery
17«g
do seconds, 16@16Hc; fancy dairy,
16c; do seconds, 18@15c per pound.
Eggs—Store, 14c;
fancy ranch,
16 Ho-
Millstuffs — Middlings, $17.00 •
20.00; bran, $12.50« 18.50.