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quality of the vast herds of wool
bearers on the Washing-ton and Ore
gon hills. The mutton and long wool
breeds would be in quick demand for
breeding- up purposes, if they could be
purchased from near-by breeding
flocks, instead of paying the almost
prohibitory express charges required
to safely ship valuable animals from
far-away eastern farms. And similar
arguments apply to poultry. These
inland farmers actually do not raise
above a small fraction of the eggs
and poultry consumed in the county
market towns; while the mild winters
and bountiful feed conditions are well
nigh perfect for poultry breeding.
The state fair will prove an object
lesson in this direction. There will be
seen fine specimens of the improved
breeds of live stock, but the limited
number of breeders in each class will
show that there is abundant room for
others in the business.
Washing-ton farmers will not have
justice done them until they can have
the supplying of the Washington state
institutions with Washing-ton products.
For example, the state insane asylum
in its advertisement for supplies stip
ulates that only California flour will
be accepted. Now as the flour of
Washington mills is well known to be
as good as any flour made, this dis
crimination is a gross injustice to
Washington producers. It is charged
that other state institutions make sim
ilar discriminations against home in
dustries. Such a cry of disgust and
resentment should be raised over this
matter as to prevent its repitition, even
to the passage of a law by the legis
lature requiring that all state institu
tions give the preference to state pro
ducts for supplies, quality being equal.
And now the state fair managers are
awakening to the fact that it is about
time to begin making a stir in the
world. Only four months to fair time,
and there is lots of work to be done!
So quiet have matters been of late
that some people have feared that
there was a weakening among the pro
jectors, and that after all no fair
would be held. There are plenty of
good round excuses that would let
them out without great blame, but
they don't want to be let out. They
see more and weightier reasons why a
fair should be held, and they will hold
one, as heretofore announced, the last
week in September. Money and peo
ple will be more plentiful then than
now, for hop picking will be finished
and everybody will have become pos
sessed of some of the money distrib
uted by the hop growers among pick
ers, and by the latter among the rest
of the people. Yes, put it down as
one of the important facts of the year
that North Yakima is to have a state
fair in 1894, and prepare not only to
attend at that time, but to bring some
thing for exhibition as well.
THE STATE OF TRADE.
This has been a week of turmoil be
tween organizations of labor and cap
ital; a week of flood and storm; of
still further delay in tariff legislation,
and other minor evils, yet trade is re
ported fair for this time of year. Dun
says business failures have diminished
in importance, though there is an in
crease in the number. There was a
slight advance in the price of grain on
the Chicago board of trade, aided by
reports of damaging storms in Eng
land, Spain and France. Provisions
followed the advance in cereals. Stock
speculation in New York and London
is dull. As will be seen by the quota
tions, cattle, hogs and sheep have ad
vanced in price at Chicago. The fruit
trade shows little activity in the east.
THE WHEAT MARKETS.
POKTI V AND—VaIIey, 85c; Walla Wal
la, 75@77j^ per cental; Valley for mill
ing-, 72 J^ @80c per cental.
San Fkancisco —Market very dull.
Shipping, 87>£(fe9Oc per cental; mill
Chicago—Cash, 53>^c; July, 55^j@
57^c per bushel.
Seattle Green Stuff.
San Francisco vegetables and fruits
arriving quite freely; cherries are
quoted at firstname.lastname@example.org according to
quality; new potatoes, lj^c per lb;
string beans, 6fa>Bc; cucumbers, $1 per
dozen; strawberries, $email@example.com per
Portland Dairy Produce.
Butter —Oregon fancy creamery,l7^
@20c; fancy dairy, 15@16c; fair to
good, 10((i>12j4c, common, 10c per lb;
California, 30@40c per roll. Cheese-
Young America, 12(«;l5c; California
flat, ll>£@l2c; Swiss, imported, 30@
32c; domestic, 16@18c. Effgs—Oregon,
ll@l2c>£ per dozen. Poultry—Chick
ens, old, $2.50 per doz.; broilers, $3.50@
4,00; ducks, $3.50((«4.00 per doz.; geese,
$6; turkeys, live, 10c: dressed, 12c lb.
Butter is lower at all Sound points;
New York Wool.
Steady; domestic fleece, 19@25c;
NORTH YAKIMA MARKETS.
MkaTS—Retail—Steak, sirloin and
porterhouse, 12>£c; round, 10c. Roasts,
10(a)12>2c; stewing- pieces, s@Bc; mut
ton roasts, s(<t)Bc; pork, 10c; sausage,
10c; ham, 15c; shoulder, \2 l/ 2 c, lard,
Staple Groceries —Retail — Granu
lated sugar, 14 lbs for $1; coffee, green,
2y 2 @2y 2 lbs for $1; teas, 30c to $1 per
tt>; rice, best, 12 lbs for $1; canned
fruits, $2.40 per dozen; canned veget
ables, $1.50 per dozen; starch, 10c ft;
soda, 3 lbs for $1; coal oil, 5 gallons for
North Yakima Lumber Market.
Rough and sized, per M $ IS 00
No. 2 flooring and rustic 16 00
No. 1 flooring and rustic 20 00
No.l finish 20 00@24 00
Pouts, each 10
Wood, per cord 4 00
North Yakima Grain Markets.
Following are the prices paid to
Wheat, No. 1. per bushel 50
Wheat, No. 2, per bushel 40
Corn, per bushel 50
Barley, per ton $13 (XK&IS 00
Oats, per ton 17 00@20 00
The prices at which milling produce
is sold are as follows:
Flour, hard wheat, 501b sacks $ 1 00
Flour, patent grade, 501b sacks 85
Flour, straight grade, 501b sacks... 80
Flour, low grade, 501b sacks 65
Flour, graham, 101b sacks SO
Flour, corn meal, 101b sacks SO
Bran, sacked, per ton 13 00
Shorts, sacked, per ton 17 00
Rolled barley, sacked, per ton— I*oo
Wheat chop, sacked, per ton $15 00@17 00
Corn chop, sacked, per ton 18 (X)
Chicken wheat, sacked, per ton. 16 00
Satt Francisco Wool.
Spring —Year's fleece, per pound, 5@
7c; six to eight months, San Joaquin,
poor, s@6c; ditto fair,7@9c; Oregon and
Washington, heavy and dirty, 6@7c;
good to choice, 8@10c; valley, 10@13c.
Fall —Northern, defective, s@6c;
Southern and San Joaquin, 3@4c.
Chicago Live Stock.
Cattle — Market slow but steady;
prime to extra steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stock
ers and feeders, $email@example.com; cows and
bulls, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com.
Hogs—Market firmer; heavy, $4.25@
4.45; common to choice mixed, $4.60(«)
$4.80; choice assorted, $4.85(<i)4.90;
light, $4.60@4:85; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheep—Market steady; inferior to
choice, $email@example.com; lambs, $3@6.
WASHINGTON WEATHER AND CROPS.
Prof. Alciatore, Washington's head
weather man, reports that on the
whole last week was the best all around
week of the season for farmers. The
maximum temperature ranged be
tween 60 degrees as the coldest, 90 as
the warmest, while last year at same
date as low as 30 degrees was reached.
Floods have done some damage in
Kittitas and Yakima counties. Fruit
is doing well everywhere; strawberries
are ripening, potatoes blooming, and
wheat heading and alfalfa ready for
In Western Washington, the weath
er has been good for farming1 —56 the
coldest and 84 degrees the warmest.