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Silver a fraction lower.
Wheat dull and weak.
Barley ditto.
other oerealfl unchanged.
Hay still nominal and neglected.
tuffs stand as before.
Beans and Seeds Inactive.
Potatoes and Onions weaker.
Good shipping demand for Vegetables.
Butter and Eggs tirm. Cheese weak.
Poultry market In good shape.
<"h.-rrtes in larger supply.
Navel Oranges advanced.
Oregon :>uit crop very short. .
Provisions unchanged.
Meat murket as I
B. S. Pague, section director. United- States
Department of Agriculture for the Climate and i
".ull-tin of the Weather Bureau, Oregon ,
gives the condition of the fruit and ,
grain crops f"r the week ended Monday, Muy (
- follows:
The bulletin for the corresponding week last
y.-ur announced general rains and low tem
perature, bo opportune they were and the
great benefit to crops. The same conditions ;
II this year, but so much weather of I
Line kind bus preceded that, instead of a I
benefit, it has been injurious The soil is
nd wet. Seeding has been delayed, and
now cannot be finished before June 10; then,
(should warm, dry weather prevail, the late
Bprlng crop will not amount to much. Fall
* wn grain lias made little growth, "though it
; . ,\ . llent stand; early sown spring grain
is doing well on the higher land. iVarmer
■ r will be of great benefit to the grain

Fruit continues to drop, and especially so
for prunes. In some orchards the Italian
will be an absolute failure; in others,
v small crop is probable. The Petite and Sil
.nes have not fallen so badly, an.l they
! to give a fair yield. Cherries
,rs have been dropping, but. as a rule,
ropa will be had. The peach crop in
tl> southern counties is good; in the northern
counties there will be very few tor shipment.
Apples are yet blooming and a good crop Is
led. The cause "f the dropping is evi
dently due to the cold soil and absence of
heat to force the sap up the tree; the fruit
is therefore literally starved to death, and it
Irops to the ground. The fruit, to-day,
promises I i be a smaller crop than was ever
grown in the Stius.
■ (120 th Meridian— Pacific Time.)
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26,-5 p. m.
The following are the seasonal rainfalls to
date, as compared with those of same date
last season, and rainfall in last twenty-four
hours :
Last This Last
Stations— 24 Hours. Season. Season.
Eureka Trace 33.04 32.89
Red Bluff 0.08 20.42 14.71
amento Trace 14.10 10.15
Han Francisco......... D.OO 16.10 9.13
Fresno 0.00 7.08 4.94
,^.in Luis Oblspo 0.00 . 16.46 7.14
L-is Angeles 0.00 4-95 ' 7.06
fan Diego 0.00 4.96 ' 4.94
Yuma • 0.00 1.34 1.63
San Francisco data: Maximum temperature,
6S; minimum, 4S: mean. 53.
There has been but little change in the pres
sure in the last twenty-four hours over the
Pacific slope. An area of low pressurt overlies
the upper Missouri Valley.
The temperature ha.« risen slowly over the
preater portion of California, but the tempera
tures are still from 4 to 10 degrees below the
The following maximum wind velocities are
reported: Idaho Falls. 3 miles from the south,
and Lander, 2S from the southwest.
Forecasts made at San Francisco for thirty
hours ending at midnight. May 27, 1899:
Northern California — Fair, warmer Saturday;
light northerly winds in the valley, westerly
winds on the coast.
southern California— Fair, warmer Saturday;
light northerly winds inland, westerly winds
on the coast.
Nevada— Fair, warmer Saturday.
Utah — Cloudy Saturday.
Arizona — Fair Saturday.
For San Francisco and vicinity— warmer
Saturday; fresh westerly winds in the after
Forecast Official.
NEW YORK. May 26.— market opened
•with a continuance of the upward movement
which was in force yesterday. Yesterday's
sharp advance brought In a moderate vplume
of buying orders to the commission houses,
•which were .put in at the opening. There
mini to have been also considerable enthu
siasm awakened in the American department
of the London market by the same cause. The
International stocks were bid up there before
the opening here, and the arbitrage brokers
promptly bid them up to a parity here. It
coon became apparent, however, that the bull
party were no more prepared to make exten
sive commitments on the eve of a holiday than
the bears, and the activity soon came to a
standstill. The feverish and erratic tendency
of Consolidated Gas helped to unsettle the mar
kets. Its sudden drop was supposed by out
eiders to indicate some new possibility in the
franchise tax laws, and other stocks in the
eair.e group fell away in sympathy. When the
announcement was made of the action of the
gas directors in reducing the Quarterly divi
dend rate from 2 per cent to 1% per cent there
■was some recovery in the stocks of other New
York municipal corporations. As a rule the
prominent high-priced specialties were weak.
Sugar was a conspicuous sufferer on account of
the reduction in the price of cube sugar, which
presaged another stage of a war of sugar pro
ducers and effectually demolished the recently
current reports of an agreement upon which
the stock had advanced. The extreme decline
5n Kaa was ten points, and it closed only a
quarter above that. Sugar lost six points, but
rallied three and closed with a net loss of 3%.
Both American and Continental Tobacco,
American Steel and Wire, Anaconda and Amer
ican smelting were points of weakness. Man
hattan, Brooklyn Transit and Metropolitan
Street Railway recovered a large part of their
losses. When the selling movement had spent
Its force in the afternoon heavy buying orders
appeared for Atchison preferred and St. Paul,
■which will be paid out for the most part on
a. few slight losses in the railroad list. The
market eased off slightly with the final break
In the specialties, but many railroads show
fractional gains on the day.
The market for bonds continued relatively
more active and stronger than, that for stocks,
a number of new high retord prices being
made. Prices yielded at some points in the
list with the break In stocks and made the
day's changes mixed. Total sales. $4, 362:000.
United States threes registered advanced U
and the old fours coupo* 'i'ln the bid price.'
The total sales of stocks to-day were 393,357
■hares, including: American Smelter p£ferred
3400, American Steel and Wire IG.SOO. American
Steel and Wire preferred 7000. American Sugar
67,700.. American Tinplate 5200, American To
bacco 20.500. Atchison preferred .27,400, Balti
more and Ohio (new) 3800, Brooklyn Rapid
Transit 36,500. Chlca.Ro, Burlington and Quincv
(rights) 14,400. Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy
8000, Consolidated Gas 36,600, Continental To
bacco 23,400. Federal Steel Company 11 400
Louisville and Nashville 8000. Manhattan 11 600'
Metropolitan 5400. Missouri Pacific 4000 North
ern Pacific 6400. People's Gas 7900. Rock Island
S4W, St. Paul 8600, Southern Pacific %m, South
i m Railway preferred 4100, Tennessee Coal
and Iron 13,700, Union Pacific 5200, United
States Rubber 4000.
Atehison 18. st Paul .. . 10374
do pref 5614 do pref "lfiqu, <
lial- ft Ohio C,S\ do pref "" "170 '
Can Pac 98% So Par .....'. s<>v,
Con So 51 -do pref .." 51
Cent Pac &2« Tex £ Pac 19
Ches & Ohio 24% Union i' ac " 42
Chi & Alton 160' do prefd 747,4
Chi P. & Q I.VJH Wnbaah .1../.."" 7*
Chi & X 111 76 I do pref .... " 2014
do pref 12.1 (Wheel & L X new nt
Chi O W 13>1. do pref .. . ... 23
Chi irvl & L 9 1 Express companies—
<"■<> prel 37 Adams 110
Chi ■& N W 1.-,7>; American Ex .... 138
do pref 191 United States ... 48
CCC& St L 62 Wells-FarßO .... 126
■'••' pref 96 Miscellaneous-
Del & Hudson ll"'.4'Am Cot Oil ... 34%
Del L& W 16.-, do pref ' 90&
I) & R G 22% Am Spirits t. 10
do prcf 7>i ; do pref 30%
Erie new :. mi Am Tobacco ...... 9714
do Ist pref ...... :'.i i do r>rpf . 141
Ft Wayne IS4 Con Gas 170%
Gt Nor pref 171 Com Cable Co 179
HI <>nt V.V 113 Col i- at Iron 44%
I. Erie & W 10 do pref 100
do pref 87V4 Gen Electric 1171,4
Lake Shore 203 1 Haw Com! Co 110
Louis & Nash Mv; Brooklyn It T li::'
Manhattan L 109% intnl Paper 45 .
Met St Ry 224 . do pref 7914
Mich Central 113 Laclede "Gas 53
Minn &St L 57 Lead 29%
do Ist pref 101 do pref liny*
Mi Pac 41 Fed Steel r.B»k
Mobile & Ohio 40% do pref sot?
Mo K& T 12 Nat Lin O " 3>i
do pref 32-%' Pullman Palace.. .IKB.
N J Cen v • - 1 1 •'.'_■ Pac Mail 471:
N V On lXl'i Pullman Palace.. .158
N V C A: St L 13 ; Silver certs 61
do Ist pref G3 IS Rope & Twine.. 8
do M pref .:.... 30 Suj?ar ........154%
Wor West l'J : , do pref 116
No Amer Co 11% T C & Iron 68%
No Pac 4SVJ, U S Leather 6
do pref 76% do pref C9Vi
Ontario & W 24T4 US Rubber ....... 47^
Or H & Nay pref.. 70 do pref 114%
Pac Coast Ist pf.. S3 West Union 91' i
do 2d prer 55 Am S & W. ;-. CO
Pittsburg 184 do pref '..95
Keadlnj? 20 Colo So -514
do Ist pref sfi% do Ist. pref 44V4
R G \V 33 I do 2.1 pref ........ 171*
do pref 76'/iPac Coast . :.:. 3S "
Rock Island 109%|Nor & WeS pref... i~i,
St I. ft S F 10% Nat Steel 47%
do pref 69 Hoop Steel 27
do 2d pref ;. 36 Am Tin 35%
St L & S W 13 l ,;iCpnt Tobacco ". 4R%
do pref 32>4| do pref 83
So Railway ....... 11% Glucose 68%
8t P& Om -"W
V S 2s reg 100 M K& T 2ds 67
Do 3s 108% Do 4s ....t 95%
Do coup 10&%,N V Cent lsts US I,*1 ,*
L S new 4s teg... .130% N J Cent 'gen 55.. .120
Do coup 130V4 North Carolina 65. 127
Ij S oia 4s reg 112% Do 4s 104
Do coup 113% N I> lsts 120
I Sss reg 112% Do 3s 67"i
Do coup 112% Do 4s 106V4
District 3.65s 118% N V C & St L 45. .105%
Ala.class A 110 Nor & W con 45... 95
Do B .....110 | Do gen 6s 131
Do C 100 Or Nay lsts ... .111
Do Currency ....100 Do 4s 104V4
Atch gen 4s 102% O 8 Line 6s 132
Do adjt 4s 81% Do con 5s 113
Canada So 2ds 111 Reading Gen 45... 8814
C & O 4*53 94% II <; \V lats 99%
Do 5» .....". 119 St L& I M Con 6e.1U%
C& N Con 7s 144 SLA SI" Gen 65. 125
Do deb 58 122 St 1' Con 167%
Chi Term 4s LO2Vi !St 1' C & P 15t5.. 123%
D& R G lsts 105*; 1 Do 5b 124
Do 4s 103 ISo Ry 5s 11l
F, T Ya & Ga lsts. 103% Standard R & T 6s Ss*i
Erie Gen 4s 72 Term new set 3s 85
Ft \V A D C lsts.. S3 Tex A Pac lsts ..116
Gen Electric 55.... 120% Do 2ds 56%
GHiS A6s 114 UP 4s 109
Do 2ds 111% Wabash lsts 116VJ
I! & T C 5s 113 Do 2ds 99%
Do Con 6s 112 West Shore 43 114%
lowa C lsts 1144 Wis Cent lsts .... 73%
X C P& G lsts.. 66 Ya Centuries 85
La new con 45....110! i' Do deferred .... 7
L& N Unl 4s 99 Colo So 4s S7
Chollar 27 Ontario 7 50
Crown Point 26 Ophir 5 00
Con Oil &. Va 1 60 Plymouth 10
Deadwood 50 Quicksilver 2 00
Gould & Curry....- 2S Do prefd 750
Hale & Norcross.. 38 Sierra Nevada 72
Homestake 60 00 Standard 2 40
Iron Silver 56 Union Con 40
Mexican 42 Yellow Jacket 35
Money— Union Land B%
Call loans [email protected] | West End 9214
Time loans ....3*[email protected]*i West End ptd ....116%
Stocks— Westingh Elec ... 49
A T A St Fe 17% Wls Cent 25
Do prefd 55% Bonds —
Amer Sugar 1544 Atchison 4s 101%
Do prefd 116% Mining Shares —
Bell Tel 341 Adventure 10
Boston & Albany.. 26o Allouez Mm Co 9V4
Boston L 108% Atlantic 30
Boston & Maine ..181 ! Boston & Mont 252*4
Chi Bur & Q 130 |Butte & 805t0n.... S3*4
Ed Elec 111 200 Calumet & Hecla..S26
Fltchburg prefd ..116 Centennial 37%
Gen Elec 117 Franklin 20*4
Fed Steel ft 58 »i Humboldt 2*4
Do prefd SOV4 Osceola :.... 53%
Mcx Cent 13 Parrott 5S
Mich Tel 924 Qulncy IC3
N V & N Ens pfd. loo Santa Fe Copper... 13'
Old Colony 20!) Tamarack 217
Old Dominion 40Vi Winona 14
Rubber 47 Wolverine 43%
V p. 41%
NEW YORK. May 26.— The Commercial Ad
vertiser's London financial cablegram says:
The markets here were sluggish to-day on
apprehensions of dearer money at the end of
the month. Americans were neglected, but kept
firm a shade above parity. Central Pacific and
Southern Pacific were Btrong features. New
York failed to send support, and the close was
dull. Coppers were quiet. Tintns were 4SVi;
Anacondas, IX: Utah. S 3 *; Boston. 2-V
Gold was quoted at 77s 9d. There is a firm,
quiet Continental demand.
LONDON, May 26.— Canadian Pacific. 10114; ;
Northern Pacific preferred, 78%; Union Pacific
preferred, 77; Anacondas. £IL'; Grand Trunk,
7 T bar silver, quiet, 2s l-16d per ounce; money,
NKW YORK, May 86.— Hradstreet'e review of ,
the stock market to-morrow will say: A. dull
and heavy t .ne prevailed during the early part '
of the week. Support was again Riven to the j
share market by large financial interests, but
this manipulation was not sufficient to over
come the Effects of the liquidation of public ,
speculation holdings. Industrial stocks were |
particularly affected by this tendency and on
Wednesday the declines in a number of the ]
newer securities of that class became rather :
pronounced and encoiinigi-d bear operators to i
attack the general stock list. The strength of I
the railway bund market was a feature, but
neither that nor the steadiness ot some of the
prime dividend-paying railroad shares seemed I
to have any effect "n Btocka in which quota
tlons have been inflated or which are widely
distributed among the speculative public. <>n
Thursday, however, the market rallied and the ■
t^ar interests covered short contracts sufficient ',
to cause some of the earlier declines to be re- I
gained. The fact that the Stock Exchange
market will be closed on Monday, as well as
for the legal holiday of the succeeding day,
tended to induce caution on the part of the ;
newly formed short interest among the pro
! fesslonals, and the support given by powerful !
I houses to various specialties also seemed to
1 have some weight. Another circumstance which
appeared to contribute to this end was the
passage at the extra session of the New York
Legislature of the amended franchise tax law.
The unfavorable reports as to crop conditions
were used with some effect upon the grangers
and Southwestern stocks, but It was noticed j
that the groups in question participated in
Thursday's recovery in the face of a further
advance in the price of wheat, and on Friday
Atchison preferred was conspicuously and ex
ceptionally strong. Little apparent response
was given by the stock market to the comple- j
tlon of payments on Monday for the balance
of the amalgamated copper subscriptions, with
hardly a ripple In the money market, although |
on Tuesday the balances at the New York
Clearing-house, amounting to over J19. 000,000.
■vv re the largest on record. The excellent bank I
statement of last Saturday, with a gain of j
over $7,000,000 in the surplus reserve, also fell .
flat at first, but some influence, both on the j
demand for bonds and on the general specu
lative situation, may be ascribed to the In
creased ease of money, which was a feature j
in the latter part of the week. London took
little part in the proceedings here at first, the j
markets on the other side beine dominated by
j the usual Whitsuntide holidays. At their con- !
I elusion there was, however, some foreign buy- |
Ing. particularly In Atchison preferred and
Anacunda shares. Foreign exchange also 'pre-
I Rented renewed evidence of weakness in the
j latter part of the week, largely in consequence
! of this foreign buying of securities. The mar
ket as a whole continues to show that the puh
| lie interest in speculation has been decidedly
checked. Commission house business was far
I from- active and the disposition to liquidate
j speculative holdings asserted itself in the
face of evident efforts to support prices, while,
as was natural under the circumstances, the
be.ar traders have shown much greater activity
than for some time past.
NEW YORK, May 26.— Rradstreet's to-mor
row will say:
Favorable features of current trade still, as
for a long time pa?t, largely outnumber those
of an opposite character. Wholesale distribu
tion Is naturally less active as the season ad
vances, but comparisons with last year are
still very satisfactory. Much is hoped for from
better weather conditions stimulating retail
trade hitherto held in check by the backward
spring season. Industrial activity Is wide
spread and the prices of most staples are either
, vety firm or tendjne upward, except In the
easel of products affettrd by weather condi
tions. That often relied upon barometer of gen
eral business conditions, the iron and steel
trad", report:? increasing rather than lessening
ac ivtty, notwithstanding the approach of
warm weather. In some lines. In fact, the
situation is becoming rather excited. The pres
sure of consumptive demand really seems likely
to either do away with entirely or shorten very
appreciably the summer shut-down period.
Features in this trade are "very heavy buying by
prominent interests in the Central Won. ad-
I vances In :>r.o.-s f f all trades of piiriron and
i many varieties of the more finished product
and predictions of still higher prices to come
coupled with denials by leading Interests of the
"corner" in the market for crude pig. Indi
cations are. that the volume of business now
beinc done or offered is far in advance of all
pn vious records. Export trade is feeling the
check, due not entirely to advancing prices.
however, but to actual inability to take new
business at any price.
The. market for manufactures of cotton '" n
i second to that of Iron and steel, strencjh
being n feature in nearly all the branches, and
a I'iimber of advances being registered for the
week. The raw product, however, reflects lit
tle of this strength, though the advance in fin
istiec'. products may be taken to have offset
slightly improved crojj conditions, a result of
n led rains. Wool is rather less active so far
as new business is concerned, but reflects re
cent heavy speculative buying and relatively
higher prices at interior points than at the
seaboard in firm quotations. The demand for
lumber and bulldinc materials generally con
tinues unabated, and there is talk of brick
manufacturers following examples set by other
trade--- anil combining to regulate the output.
Raw sugar is firm, and the opening of the fruit
season gives confidence In steady nrices for th»*
regned article. Boots and shoes hold recent ad
vances, and hides and leather are firm in sym
pathy. The trade situation is, however, "not
entirely without Us drawbacks. Reports from
winter wheat become increasingly unfavorable.
conservative ostimates pointing to 100, (KM, 000
bushels smaller crop, owing to Insect damage
and near futures are higher on the week. Ex
port trade In several lines are smaller tlian of
late,, parti- owing to less urgent demand for
our food supplies and partly to smaller ship
ments of manuf.T'"red gooas.
Wheat (Including flour) shipments- for the
week aggregnte 3.195.319 bushels, against 2 212 -
106 bushels last week. 4.309,133 bushels in the
corresponding week of IS9S, 2,n5i,326 bushels in
1597", 2.064.950 bushels in 1596. and 2.426.677 bush
els In 1595. Since July 1 this season the ex
ports nf wheat aggregate 205.4 M.373 bushels
aciinst 210.596.97S bushels last year.
Business failures for the week number 15S. as
against 168 last week, 231 in this week a year
ago, 2."7 in Wl. 227 in ISWS, and IS3 in lS!).->.
Business failures in Canada number 23. ns
against IS last week and In this week a year
ago. 20 in 1897, 2. r . In 1896 and 36 in 1895.
NEW YORK. Mar 2G.— R. G. Dun's wefkly
review of trade will Kay to-morrow:
There Is mine fpar that has no other srur<-p
than tho habit of fear,. Men have found for ko
many years disaster treading on the heels of
apprehension that they lack faith in good
things present and to come. Every year there
is worry about short crops, and yet the crops
grow larger. The specter of monetary trouble
haunts men who know that the country is
strung beyond any need. Promoting methods
alarm men who are already quite aware, that
it is only needful to put promoted stocks in a
class by themselves. But all the time the vol
ume of business is rising, this week"s pay
ments through the chief clearing-houses being
61 1 per cent larger than last year and 68 per
cent larger than in 1592. For the month thus
far the daily average is 57.9 per cent lnrn>>r
than last year and 66.4 per cent larger than
in 1892. Moreover, this week and every other
brings larger wages to many and increased
purchasing power, and the demand for pro
ducts is consequently expanding in all branches
of consumption.
The rise in Bessemer pig iron to }17 65 at
Plttsburg, $2 in two weeks, in grey forge to
$15 25, in Anthracite No. 1 here to $16 75 and in
local and Southern iron at Chicago, results
directly from the fact that suppHes are less
than the demand. Many more furnaces are in
baste to begin work, some succeeding but
others hindered by difficulty of getting prompt
deliveries of needed parts of machines or
prompt supplies of ore and fuel. The natural
remedy that new orders now call for less work
than was done in April or March is for the
♦Ime hidden by engagement of nearly all con
cerns for months ahead. The largest and best
works are catching up with their orders,
though much behind and obliged to refuse
many, while ethers are entering the field. It
la proof of an astonishing demand that after
nearly five months this congestion continues
and the rise in prices, including advances of
J2 epr ton in plates and bars, is not forced or
Minor metals have followed London so long
that tin sticks at 25.65 cents, though stocks are
large and the demand is remarkably poor and
lead at $4 45, though the demand is slow, while
copper weakens to IS 1 ? cents for lake, British
statistics indicating a fall of nearly a quarter
In consumption for four months this year com
pared with last.
The. heavy sales nf wool, 30.9M.00H pound? at
the three chief markets in three weeks, against
20,780,300 for the same week in 1K97. when the
disastrous speculation of that year had be-
Kiin to turn, and 14,212.150 in 1892, are mostly
to speculators, as manufacture™ are doing
scarcely nothing. Weeks Ago they held that
prices were too high even after some decline,
for the prices at which goods could be sold.
But Western and Eastern speculators have
settled it that the manufacturer will be forced
t,i buy at such prices as they may fix and are
taking large quantities.
The cotton mills have a fairly good de
mand after a 1 considerable advance in
prices of gonds and ■ are producing
largely. The market has been steady at S l t c,
with no ground to expect much change, and the
best reports indicate a decrease in acreage of
4 per cent.
Wheat advanced 2 cents, but lost nearly
all the gain on Friday. Western re
ceipts have fallen to about half of last year's
and exports In four weeks from Atlantic and
Pacific ports have been 15,5>90.1CS bushels, flour
Included, against 13,691. 552 bushels last year,
while from Northern lake ports 7, 926. '137 bushels
have pone out this year. But men forget that
foreign demand, if not as large as it was last
year, with famine Impending, is much larger
than in the same weeks of LSItT, when wheat
exports were only 5. 704. "34 bushels, and also
forget I^eiter speculation caused a wholly un
natural May movement last year, for the West
ern receipts in the past four weeks. '.',280.665
bushels, compared with 19,266,263 last year, but
9,961,670 in the same weeks of -1597, and re
serves In that year were not specially reduced,
but closed quite large enough.
Failures for the week have been 142 In the
United States, against 245 last year, and 16
in Canada, against 21 last year. .
NKW YORK. May 26. -FLOUR— Receipts, lfi,
--692 barrels: exports. 7fiS6 barrels. Easy on
spring wheat grades and steady for winters,
with light trade all around.
WHEAT— Receipts, 311,495 bushels; exports.
79,601 bushels. Spot weak; No. 2 red. 83% c;
spot and to arrive, f. o. b. afloat; No. 2 red,
So%e. elevator. Options— ' opened weak
I on dlssappointlng news, and although favored
with a couple »' sharp rallies during the day.
I ruled generally weak under liquidation. The
close was weak at i ,c to lUe net decline. May
! closed M\o; July, So<g!Bc, closed sm,c: Septem
ber closed 79% c; December, 79%igS0',ie, closed
■ 79* ■
HOPS— Quiet.
; WOOL— Steady.
METALS Apathetic conditions continue un
; broken In the local metal market. To-day
: prices were sluggish and business very tame.
! News of consequence failed to appear. At the
close the Metal Exchange called:
PlGlßON— Warrants, quiet, at $11 73 nominal.
LAKE COPPKR— DuII, at Jls 7£( nominal.
TIN— with $25 65 bid and $25 7.". asked.
LEAD— with *4 43 bid and $1 50 asked.
SPELTER— DuII, at $6 7". bid and $7 asked.
The brokers' price for lead is $4 25 and for
copper $18 25®18 50.
( COFFEE — Options closed steady, uncharged,
to 10 i>olnts net lower. Sales, 16.000 bags, In
cluding: Juno. $4 95; July. $."• 65; September,
V, l.'.'ii:. 20; October. 15 2695 30: November, $■". 50;
, December. $.". 55; March. $3 65©'. 70; April, $3 75.
Spot coffee — Rfo, dull and easy. Mild, quiet.
: SUGAR— Raw, quiet and steady to firm. Re
; fined, firm.
HITTER — Receipt*. • '<**) packages: firm.
.Western creamery, 15**18>£c; factory. llV£<?l3c.
EGGS — Receipt.". 2562 packages; market
steady. Western. 13ffil6c: Southern, [email protected]
NEW YORK, May 25.— California dried fruits,
prime wire tray, S'[email protected]%c; choice, B%i <• • fancy,
:•'•, :\'\c.
i'[email protected]%c.
APRICOTS— RoyaI 13%(fi14c; Moorpark, US
PEACHES— Uhpeeled, 9%<g11%c; peeled, 25®
j SBc •
' CHICAGO, May 26.— Wheat opened at a de
: cline of lc to l' 4 c, due chiefly to disappointing
i cables, liberal Northwest receipts and reports
I of an improvement in the condition of the
I spring crori. .Selling for both accounts was
I heavy, and the market ruled weak up to the
last hour of the session, when it rallied on an
| accumulation of domestic crop damage news
i and unfavorable advices from Europe. Sell
; ing was soon resumed, however, and became so
aggressive during the last fifteen minutes that
the market weakened ajrain and closed within
y e of the low point of the day. July opened lc
■ to V c lower, at 75>[email protected]%c, declined to 75c, ad
vanced to 76Vic, and sold oft to 73% c at the
! close.
Favorable crop reports and an announce
| ment by a prominent statlstican that the acre
l age would reach 84,000,000 weakened corn. July,
Uc lower.
; Oats declined under liquidation, owing to
slack cash demand, heavy receipts and favor
: able weather. July lost %c to %c.
Heavy hog receipts and the tendency of the
grains weakened provisions. Pork lost 7%c to
i 10c, and lard and ribs 2%c each.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Articles— . Open. High. Low. Close.
Wheat ' No. 2—
! May I*%. 75% 74>i / 74%
July 75% 76% 75 75V4
September 75% 73% 75 75%
Corn No. 2— r *. -
May 33 33 32% 32%
I July < 33% 33V 4 3274 33
September 33% 33% 33% 33%
Oats No. 2—
May 25% 25% 25>4 25%
1 July 23% 23% 22% 22%
September 20% 20% 19% 19%
Mess pork, per barrel —
I July SlO . 8 12% 805 8 07%
September 8 27% , 8 27% 8 22% 8 22%
■ Lard, per 100. pounds— ■
: July ..• 500 5 02% 500 600
September 5 12%' 5 15- 6 12% 615
Short ribs, per 100 pounds—
i July 4 62% 465 4 62% 4 62%
! September .: 475 4 77% 475 4 77%
j Cash quotations were as follows: Flour, bet
i ter demand and higher; No. 2 spring wheat,
74%@75%c; No. 3 spring wheat, 68(574c; No. 2
red, 76%rp77c: No. 2 corn,, • 33Ur.;33%c; No. 2
1 oats. 2. r .%*i26c; No. 2 white, 28ifi2S%c; No. 3
: white, 27(&25c; No. 2 rye, 62c: No. 2 barley, 36
QUO; No. 1 flaxseed,' SI "6; new winter, ?l 07:
: prime timothy seed, $2 23; mess pork, per bar
: rel, $8(fl8 05;- lard, per- 100 pounds, $4 97%@5;
i short ribs sides (loose). $4 455T4 70; dry salted
! shoulders (boxed), 06#4%c; short clear sides
' (boxed). $4 96®5 05; whisky, distillers' finished
: goods, per gallon, $1 26; sugar, cut loaf, un
j changed.
Articles— ■ ' Receipts. Shipments.
I Flour, barrels *.... 12,000 14,000
1 Wheat, bushels 18,000. 5,000
< Corn, bushels 146,000 349,000
I Oats, bushels 502.000 . 184,000
Rye. bushels .........72,000. ......
I Barley, bushels . 1,000
On the Produce Exchange, to-day, the but
ter market was quiet. Creameries, [email protected]%c;
dairies, 10O16c. Eggs, steady; fresh, i3c.
Cheese, weak; creams, B%@9&c.
Wheat— May. July. Sept.
Opening' 5 10% , » 8%
Closing 5 10% 5 9%
Wheat ... May. Sept.-Dec.
I Opening 20 60 20 45
Closing : 20 73 20 40
Flour— . *..
Opening .;...' .V 4353 »; 2790
Closing 43 CO 27 95
CHICAGO. May 26. -CATTLE— Trade in
cattle was dull and prices ruled a shade easier.
Fancy grades brought $5 60®5 70; choice steers,
%', 30*1.-, 55; mediums, %\ 85<fi5; beef steers, $4 40©
4 80; bulls, [email protected] 60; cows and heifers, $3 [email protected]
4 50; Western fed steers, $4 [email protected] 50; Texans
$4 2065:. calves, $5<87 75. ■ •
HOGS— The supply of hogs was In excess' of
i the demand and prices ruled 2%c lower. Fair
I to choice, $3 77%ifi3 87%; -heavy packers, $3 50&
1 3 75; mixed, $3 60<§3 80; pigs, $3 [email protected] 70. .
SHEEP— was a • lively demand ' for
I sheep and lambs at the recent decline Poor
to prime sheep. $3 50©5 50, chiefly $4 7505 45
--yearlings. $5 sOi?fs 85; clipper! lambs, $1 [email protected] 50;
! largely $5 Ss#6 30; Colorado wooled lambs,
,$6 'i. -Iff, S5; spring lambs, ,s7(g'B per. hundred
weight. \ . . '■•■.;. • • . . £««»{&&,
--: Receipts-Cattle, 2500; hogs, 35,000; sheep, 7000.
-„ - ■ . . - . . ■
LONDON. May 26.— Consols. 109 15-16; silver.
28 1-I6d; French rentes, 102f 30c; wheat cargoes
off coast,' buyers indifferent operators; cargoes
on passage, sellers at advance 3d.
LIVERPOOL. May 26.— Wheat, steady: No.
1 standard California, •6s 3d; wheat in Paris,
steady: flour in Paris, steady; weather in Eng
land, cloudy.
WHEAT— No. ' 2 red Western winter,
steady, fin; .No. 1 red Northern Duluth, steady,
Gs 4d. Futures, steady; July, as lOHd; Septem
ber. 5s '.'\cl.
CORN— Spot, American mixed new, steady,
3s 6d: American mixed, old. steady. 3s 6*id.
Futures, quiet; May, 3s 6d; July. 3s 5%d; Sep
tember. 3s s s ',d.
FLOUR— St. Louis fancy winter, firm. 7s 6d.
Receipts of wheat during the past three days,
302.000 centals. including 215.0C0 American.
Receipts of American corn during the past
three days, 247,200 centals. Weather partly
\ ".'. ' *
PORTLAND, Or., May 26.— Clearings, $253,
--319; balances, $75,5*4. _" ,
PORTLAND, Or., May 26.— The local wheat
market took a spurt, this afternoon and 59c was
bid for Walla Walla, with reports that a cent
better had been offered at points in the interior.
But few of the exporters care to quote thii
high, most of them quoting 5Sc. The same par
ties who were paying 55c for Walla Walla re
fused to quote over 59c for valley, but blue
stem can be worked at 61c.
TACOMA, May. —Wheat moved up another
half cent in the local market to-day, under the
effect of an improved tone in the dispatches
from Eastern markets. Club is quoted at 5Sc;
blue stem, 61c.

Sterling Exchange, 60 days — $4 S6V£
Sterling Exchange, sight — . 4 88*-
Sterling Cables .- — 4 89%
New York Exchange, sight: — 12%
New York Exchange, telegraphic — - 1"
Mexican Dollars — 49%050>/2
Fine Silver, per ounce , — 61
WHEAT— The market was dull and un
changed. Chicago dropped from 76V&C to 75c.
The situation remains unchanged in all posi
Spot Wheat— Shipping, $1 [email protected] " <s \: milling.
$1 1091 12%.
Informal Session— 9:ls o'clock — December —
2000 ctls. $1 16%: 26,000, $1 17.
Second Session— December— 2000 ctls, $1 17V4.
Regular Morning Session — December— 24,ooo
ctls, $1 16%.
. Afternoon Session— December— Booo ctls,
$1 16%.
BARLEY— market continues dull and
weak, with a decline in futures. Buyers hold
off. /
Feed, $1 0591 10; Brewing, $1 12%©1 15 per
Informal Session — 9:15 o"clock— No sales.
Second Session — No sales.
Regular Morning Session— December — ctls,
SS%c; 2000, S8 7 ii:. Seller '99, new— S4?ic;
10,000, 85c.
Afternoon Session— December— 2ooo ctls, 89c;
14.000. S8&c: Seller '99, new— 85c.
OATS— The market is quiet and unchanged.
Fancy Feed, $1 47%fgl 50 per ctl; good- to
choice, $1 42%01 47%: common, $1 32%01 40;
Surprise, $1 50&1 55; Gray, $1369145; Milling,
$1 4691 50 per ctl; Red, $1 3501 40; Black. $1 30
©1 32%. •
CORN — old quotations rule, with not
much demand.
Small round Yellow. $1 3001 32%; Eastern
large Yellow. $1 12» ; White. $1 1591 17,*.;
mixed. $1 10 per ctl; California White, nominal.
RYE— 97y>col 02% per ctl..
The China steamer took out 13,670 bbls Flour.
FLOUR— California family extras, $3 6033 75.
usual terms; bakers' extras. $3 [email protected] 50; Oregon
and Washington. $3 40<g3 45 |.er barrel for extra,
$3 25(&3 40 for bakers' and $2 30(g2 50 for super
MILLSTUFFS— Prices in Backs are as fol
lows, usual discount to the trade: Graham
Flour. $3 25 per 100 lbs; Rye Flour, $2 75; Rye
Meal, $2 50; Hice Flour, $7; Cornmeal, $2 50; ex
tra cream Cornmeal. $3 25; Oatmeal. $4 50(ix4 75;
Oat Groats, $4 75; Hominy. $3 2503 60; Buck
wheat Flour, $4114 25: Cracked Wheat, $3 75;
Farina, $1 50; Whole Wheat Flour. $3 50; Rolled
Oats (barrels), $6 [email protected] 95; tn sacks, $6 [email protected] 75;
Pearl Barley, $5; Split Peas, $4 50; Green Peas.
$5 Der 100 lbs.
The Hay market Is. very tame. There is
not much coming in, and even that does not
seem 'to be wanted. The feeling continues
There is no change In Feedstuffs.
lIKAN- [email protected]> 50 pec ton.
MIDDLINGS— SI7®W» 50 per ton.
FEEDSTUFKS— RoIIed Barley, [email protected] per
ton; Oilcake Meal at the mill. $25(326 50; Job
bing, $27 &0; Cocoanut Cake. $21022; Cornmeal.
$23 50924 50: Cracked- Corn. $24«25; Mixed
Feed. 116016; Cottonseed Meal. $24®26 per ton.
OLD HAY— Wheat, [email protected] for good to choice
and $7 .'."'«» 9 for lower grades: Wheat and Oat.
$7©11; Oat. [email protected]; Barley. [email protected]: Alfalfa, »5®7.
NEW HAY— Wheat, $7(gS; Wild Oat, $607;
Alfalfa. $s<fi7 per ton.
STRAW— 2S<&SOc per bale.
Dullness still characterizes the market. Prices
stand the same.
BEANS— Bayos, $1 4''"iil 50; Small White. $1 90
@2 10; Large Whites, $1 4091 65: Pinks, $1 SO®
1 90- Reds. $2 35; Blackeye. [email protected] 15; Butters,
nominal; Limas. $3 9U£i4, Pea, *2&2 35; Red
Kidneys. $2 50«52 70 per ctl.
— Brown Mustard, nominal: Yellow
Mustard, 2%£r3c; Flax, nominal; Canary Seed,
!V- per lb; Alfalfa, [email protected]; Rape. [email protected]'ic;
Hemp. [email protected] Timothy. A\'t , ■
DRIED PEAS— Niles. $1 [email protected] 90; Green, $-75
©2 25 per ctl.
Receipts were 446 boxes Asparagus, 151 boxes
Rhubarb, 230 sacks Peas and 3381 boxes and 275
sacks new Potatoes.
A shipping demand steadied the market for
Beans ami Peas, and the latter were especially
firm. Cabbages declined. Other Vegetables
were quiet as a rule.
Potatoes and Onions were weaker.
The first Green Corn appeared from Brent
wood. Contra Costa County, but was not sold.
POTATOES- Old. $J 2501 75 per rtl: New Po
tatoes. [email protected] per Hi in sacks and $1 [email protected] 40 for
Rivers in boxes.
ONIONS— are nominal; new, 25'540c per
sack for Red.
VEGETABLES — Asparagus, 50c(J?$l 25 per
box for No. 2, $1 5001 75 for No. 1 nnd $2©
225 for fancy: Rhubarb, 50(ii63c per box for
common and 75c®$J for good to choice: Green
Peas, mS3c per lb: String Beans from Los An
geles, 4!<lsc for green and s(fißc for Golden Wax:
String Beans from Vacavllle. [email protected] for . green
and s'<i7c for Wax: Horse Beans, [email protected] per
sack; Cabbage, {19115; Tomatoes, $101 60
per box: Mexican Tomatoes, $I<Wl 50: Egg
Plant, 10012V4C per lb; Garlic, 4<fTsc for new;
Dried Okra. 15c per lb; Dried Peppers, 10c;
Green Peppers. 10915 c; Carrots. 30.fr40c per
pack; Hothouse Cucumbers, 25<575c per dozen;
Sacramento and Marysville . Cucumbers, [email protected] 50
per box; Summer Squash, [email protected]$l per box.
The market continues in good shape, there I
being no Eastern here and arrivals of local
stock being light.
POULTRY— Live Turkeys, 14f?15e for Gob
blers and 14015 c for H.-ns; Geese, per pair.
$1 50; Goslings, $1 1501 75; Ducks. $4 5005 tor Old
and V> 5006 50 for young; Hens, }5 50»frC 50; young
Roosters, IT'iis 50; old Roosters, 1506 50; Fryers
%[email protected] 50; Broilers, J4 6005 50 for large, S2 50
<fr3 50 for small; Pigeons, ■ [email protected] 25 per dozen
for old and $2#2 26 for Squabs.
GAME— Hare. $1. Rabbits. $125 for Cotton
tails and %l for small.
What with diminished receipts and the con
tinuous packing the Butter market rules firm
and sales over the quotations are reported.
Cheese continues weak. Eggs have gone up
another notch and are firm at the advance.
Creamery— Fancy Creamery, [email protected]'/ic: sec
onds, WAc.
Dairy— Fancy, 16c; good to choice, [email protected];
store, 12'^c per In.
CHEESE— Choice mild new. B%(ff9c: old. 8c;
Younpr America. 10c: Eastern, 13015 c.
EGGS— Quoted at [email protected] for store and 18r c /19 0
per dozen fur ranch; Eastern, lG'/£@l7c.
Receipts were 3465 boxes Cherries and 6SO
chests Strawberries.
There was a good shipping demand for Cher
ries for the north, and this tended to offset
the increased receipts, otherwise the market
might have broken. As it was, there was
a slight decline.
Figs from Palm Springs sold at |1 50(gl 75
per box. and from Arizona at $2.
Peaches. Plums, Apples and Apricots were
in larger receipt, but sold off well?
Theie was BO particular change In Berries,
except for a further advance in Gooseberries,
which seem rather scarce this year. None have
yet been received from Oregon.
Fancy Navels have- again advanced; other
wise Citrus Fruits remain unchanged.
Apples, $1 [email protected] 50 for fair to good and [email protected]
3 SO for choice to fancy; Green Apples, 60<5~c
per box.
BERRlES— Gooseberries, 30c per drawer and
2^r,,Vi,c ocr lb in bulk; Blackberries from New
castle, Jl 25 per crate; from Covina. $2ir2 25;
Strawberries, Wad per chest for small nn<i f^r
4 for large berries; Raspberries, 25«j50c per
drawer; Newcastle Raspberries, Jlfii 25 per
crate; Logan Berries, 45(&50c per drawer.
Currants. Mtt7sc per drawer
Cherries. [email protected] for white, 60<f?S5c for Royal
Anne and 40i??fi5c per box for black; black, in
bulk, 3ft 6c; w\te. [email protected] per lb; Royal Anne.
[email protected]
Green Pears. ."OOTHc per box
Apricots, Jl 25 per crate and $I®l 25 per
box for Pringles and $W1 50 per box for Royals.
Peaches, $I^l 75 per box.
Plums. 75cft$l 50 per box.
Cherry Plums. &iffi7sc per box.
CITRUS FRUITS— NaveI Oranges, $2 [email protected]
per box; Seedlings, $1 [email protected] 25; Mediterranean
Sweets, $1 50rii2 25; Lemons, $1 [email protected] 50 for com
mon and $2r& 2 50 for good to choice; Mexican
Limes $4 5095; California Limes. [email protected] per
small box; Grape Fruit, 50c®$l; Bananas, $1 50
@2 per bunch; Pineapples. $3#4 per dozen.
The Government report on the' condition of
the .Oregon fruit crop appears in the first
column, and will interest growers.
DRIED FRUlTS— Prunes, 7c for 40-50' 8. [email protected]
5%c for 50-60' s. 4©4^c for 60-70's, 3%@3%c for
70-80' 2%(g3 1 4c for 80-90' 2%@2%c for 90-100'
and [email protected]^c for 100-110's; Peaches, 8%®9%C for
good to choice, [email protected]%c for fancy and [email protected]
for peeled; Apricots, [email protected] Royals and
H(Slsc for Moorparks; Kvaporated Applies, BH®
'iSiC- sun dried out; Black Figs, out; Plums,
nominal, lHc for unpltted and 4%@Cc for pitted;
Pears 309 c. according to color, etc.
RAISINS — for two-crown, 4%c for three
crown b%c for four-crown. 4%@6c for Seedless
Sultanas 3 c for Seedless Muscatels and $1 20
for London 'layers; Dried Grapes. 2%@3e.
NUTS— Chestnuts, 7c per lb; Walnuts, [email protected]!Sc
for hardshell 10«gllc for softshell; Almonds, S©'
9c for hardshell. [email protected] for softshell, 14§16c for
papershell: Peanuts, [email protected] for Eastern and [email protected]
'c for California; Cocoanuts, $4 [email protected]
' HONEY— Comb. 10011 c for bright ; and B<g3c
for lower grades: water white extracted, "U®
7%c; light amber extracted, 7c; dark, [email protected]%c
P< BEESWAX— [email protected] per lb.
The demand continues good at unchanged
CURED MEATS— Bacon. Sc per lb for heavy,
S%@9c for light medium, [email protected] for light, 12c
for extra light and 12%@13c for sugar cured;
Pastern Sugar-cured Hams, lligllHc: California
flairs [email protected]%c; Mess Beef, $13 per bbi; extra
Mess Beef. $14; Family Beef, [email protected] 50;. extra
prime Pork, $12; extra clear, $18; mess, $16;
Smoked Beef, lie per lb.
LARD— Tierces quoted at [email protected]%c per lb for
compound and 7%@7%c for pure; half barrels,
cure 8c; 10-lb tins. S%c: 5-lb tins, S^c.
COTTOLENE— Tierces. 6%@6%c; packages,
less than 300 lbs, 1-lb pails, 60 in a case, 9%c;
3-ib pails. 20 in a case, B%c; 5-lb pails, 12 in a
case BV4c; 10-lb pails, 6 in a case, B%c; 50-lb
tins' 1 or 2 In a case, 7%c: wooden buckets. 2') I
lbs net B%c: fancy tubs, 80 lbs net, 7%c; half
barrels.' about 110 lbs, 7%c. . .
HIDES AND SKINS— CuIIs and brands sell
about lc under the quotations. Heavy salted
steers We; medium. [email protected]; light, B>£c; Cow
hides ' 9c; Stags. €®6%c;- Salted Kip, 0c; Calf,
ifir- dry Hides, sound. 16c; culls and brands.
18c : dry Kip and Veal. [email protected]%c; dry Calf, lie;
Sheepskins, shearlings. [email protected] each; short
Wool 35060 c each; medium. [email protected]; long Wool,
lOcfm 10 each; Horse Hides, salt.. $1 7592 25
for large and $1 for small: Colts. 50c :
TALLOW — No. 1 rendered. [email protected]>,ic per lb; No.
a 3%ffi3*ic: refined, ; grease, 3c.
'WOOL— Spring Clips — San Joaqut.n and
Southerns. 7 months. [email protected]! year's staple. [email protected];
Foothill and Northern free.. IKixUc: Foothill
and Northern defective, 80 10 c; Nevada, 10(^13c;
Humbolitt and Mendoclno. [email protected]
Fall Wools— ,
Northern Mountain .....7 @B^c
Southern • • 6 4j'7Hc
HOPS— JS9S crop. [email protected] per lb for ordinary,
[email protected]%c for good and [email protected] for choice to
fancy "from first hands.
BAGS— Calcutta Grain Bags, s%<??sVic for
June and July; Wool Bags, 260.28 c; San Quen
tin Bags, $4 95.
COAL— Wellington, $S per ton: New Welling
ton, $8; Southfield Wellington, $7 50; Seattle, $6;
Bryant, $6; Coos Bay, $5; Wallsend, $7 50;
Scotch, $8; Cumberland. $S 50 in bulk and $9 50 !
in sacks: Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg, $14;
Cannel, $8 50 per ton; Rock Springs and Castle
Gate. $7 CO; Coke, $12 per ton in bulk and $14
in sacks.
Harrison's circular says:
"During the week there have been five ar
rivals of coal from Washington with 9377 tons;
three from British Columbia, 10.415 tons; two
from Oregon, 950 tons; two from Newcastle.
N. S. W., 7441 tons: total, 25.353 tons. Sales
and supplies this week -jus* about tally, so that
but little has been hauled Into yard, de
liveries being made from ship's side; this
proves quite an advantage to the sellers. Prices
! remain unchanged, the only grade ', which in
i very firm at asking price is Australian, as j
' tonnage there Is scarce, hence ■ freights are
\ strongly maintained. It was naturally antici
pated that with our crop prospects, coal freights
from Australia would have been 50 to 75 cents
per tan lower than are now prevailing, but
the Liverpool wheat market is very low and
shows but little vitality, so that our shippers
are Indifferent about chartering, and grain
freights are neglected. This cannot endure
much longer, the farmer or the shipowner must
| succumb, so charters may be effected.
Coal consumers arc- not suffering, there is
sufficient coast fuel arriving to keep the wheels
turning." .
■ RlCE— China mixed. $2 90(83 95: China No. 1
$.4 50<fi'4 90; extra do, $695 35; Hawaiian. [email protected] |
6 25; Japan, $4 2694 90; Lousiana, $s<Ji6 50.
BUQAK— Western Sugar aetining Com
pany quotes, terms net cash, in 100-lb bags:
Cubes. A Crushe'i and Fine' Crushed. a^c;
I Powdered, s\c; Candy Granulated, o%c; Dry
Granulated. s»ic: Confectioners' A. sic: Cali
fornia A. sc; Magnolia A. 4%c; Extra C, 4\c;
Golden C, 4%c: barrels, l-16c more: half barrels.
I ' 4 c more; boxes, '^c more: 50-lb bags, ',4c more.
No order taken for less than 75 barrels or its
No further change in prices is reported.
Wholesale rates from slaughterers to dealers:
BEEF— 7%©B%C per lb for Steers and 6ViQ7c
for Cows.
VEAL— 7«jSVic per lb.
MUTTON-Wethers. 7ff7Hc; Ewes. 7c per lb.
I.A MB— Spring. SfrSHc per ID.
PORK— Live Hots. r.'-'(is% c for small, a\®
B%c for medium and sjTsi4c for large; stock
Hogs and Feeders, 4\@sc; dressed Hogs, 7®
For Friday, May 20.
Flour qr sks 41.501 Wool, hags 4m
Wheat, ctls 6?620 Quicksilver, flks. 30
Barley, ctls 2,705 Straw, -tons 19
Oats, ctls 420 Hay. tons 240
Cheese, ctls 114 Powder, car 1
Butter, ctls 277 Pelts, bdln ISO
Tallow, ctls .• 252 Hides, No 534
Beans, sks '.'66 Lime, bbls 182
Bran, sks 795 Eggs, doz 16,440
Potatoes, sks ... 2.372 Lumber, feet 10,0f)0
Onions, sks 1,895 Leather rolls ... 106
Middlings, sks .. 465 Wine, gals 15,750
Flour, qr sks 1.432 Oats, ctls 430
Family Retail Market.
Butter and Eggs are slightly dearer. »Clieese
Is petting; cheaper. ■;■/.,:.'
Meats, Fish and Poultry show little change.
The summer fruits are coming lit in greater
quantity and assortment and will soon be
within reach of the average purse.
Vegetables are plentiful, though prices are
rather higher than usual at this time of the
year. .
Following Is The Call's regular weekly price
Coal, per ton—
Tannel 1 (f?l2 00 Tastle Gate.. s9 [email protected]
Wellington . 010 00 Southfleld
Yew Welling- I Wellington (§ 9 50
ton ft 10 00 poos Bay @ 7 00
Seattle 8 'jOtj: I
Dairy Produce, etc.—
Butter, fancy, per | Common Eggs..l7>Affl2o
square 40045 Kanch Eggs, per '
Do. per roll 3511—1 dozen 80025
Do. good 30®— I Honey Comb, per
Cheese. Cal 12<ft — I tt> 12015
Cheese, Eastern.. 17t« 20 Do, extracted.. .— (fi'lO
cheese, Swiss 20&25 ,;'•■;
Meats, per lt> —
Bacon — 12(f?17 Pork, fresh — ®15
Beef, choice 18020 Pork, salt 12(§15
Do, good 10016 Pork, chops.. 15©18
•Corned Beef S«J10 Round Steak 10012
Ham, Cal v 12M-013 Sirloin Steak 15©—
Do. Eastern — ©15 Porterhouse. d 0. ..20026
Lard :10f; 15 'Smoked Beef 12<f?15
Mutton .'. 10013 iPork Sausages. .l2V£(ft2o
Lamb [email protected];Veal [email protected]
Poultry and Gaine — •
Hens, each [email protected]! Turkeys, per [email protected]
Young ; Roost- Ducks, [email protected] 00
era, each — [email protected]$l 00 Geese, each... tl 260] 50
Old Roosters, Pigeons, pair [email protected]
-each 60<??75' Rabbits, pair.. — @ 40
Fryers, each......— 75 1 Hare, each 15© 20
Broilers, each [email protected]".!
Fruits and Nuts—
Almonds. IT) 15®20 | Limes, doz ....... — @15
Green Apples 6<?B Oranges, doz 15080
Apricots, ,1b.. 10029 Pears, per lb S<s 10
Bananas, doz 10025 I Peaches, per |b.,.10®16
Blackberries, per I Plums, per lb 10(g]2
basket 16020 Raisins, 1b..; s^lo
Cherries, per lb.. £012 Raspberries, per
Currants, per bX.7ScOI basket 10(515
Figs, per r1b...'.'.".35«g — Strawberries, per
Sooseberries, 1t)... 6© S | drawer [email protected]
Lemons, doz [email protected]— Walnuts, It) [email protected]
Vegetables i ,
Artichokes. doz...2o(Sso|L4ttuce. doz laifi)—
Asparagus [email protected] Onions. lb.. 2ffj) 3
Beets, d0z. ...... ..125*15 f Peppers, green, 1b15©20
lieans, white, Tb.. 4(S) 5 Potatoes, tb 2® 3
Colored. 1b....... [email protected] a 1 Do, new [email protected] 4
Lima. It) :...; [email protected]— Parsnips,' doz 15©—
Cabbage, each — — Rhubarb, per It).. [email protected] 6
Cauliflowers, each si?ilO Radishes, dz bchs.lO(f?l2
Celery, bunch..... [email protected]»- Page, dz bnch5....25W35
Cucumbers, per String Beans, lb.. [email protected]
dozen ....... 75c(ff$l 00 Summer Squash 6©B
Cress, doz. bnchs.. 2s i Thyme, tb 20030
Ferg Plant, per lb. 15*1 20, Turnips, doz..". 10015
Green Peas, 1b.....4®5 Tomatoes, lb. . 1O{?12
Lentils, rb.. ....... [email protected] 8 . " ■ -
Fish, per Tb— ;;*.'. :\ . .
Barracuda ........— @15 IShad 10<!?12
Carp „lO#— Striped Bass [email protected]_
Codfish I2fiir, Smelts ....<....; v,i\;
Flounders ........ 10C1J Poles .....;..... ".'l2«8)lS
Halibut [email protected]— Skates, each ..'.'.'. io<g>—
Kingtish ...... . . — W— ■ Tomcod .IS®—
Mackerel 20$— | Clams. gal 50ig>—
Do. Horse ..—«—[ Do, hardshell. 100.40f(i',-,n
, Perch ■ IZHt— Crabs, each 10©15
Pompano ..'....— @sl 50 Do. softshell. d0z.25®35
Rockflsh litft— | Mussels, qt... ■..;.. 10(0512
Palmon. smoked.. 2ol!?— Oysters. Cal, 100..40<JJ50
Salmon, fresh ...10015 Do, Eastern [email protected]
Shrimps ............ B<£lo|
The feeling was weak In securities on the
morning session. Gas and Electric declined
to $65, Giant Powder to $74 75, Oceanic to $86
and Onomea Sugar to $42 50.
There was no particular change in the atter
'Mining stocks were rather firmer again. The
telegram from the pump said: "Second eleva
tor is working steadily on half time ami is
holding the water near the 1950-foot level.
A special meeting of the stockholders of the
Homestake Mining Company or south uaKota
h.is t.een called for July IS in this city to
vute on an increase of stock for the rnmpanj
from its present amount of $12,500,060 to »ii,
--000,000. This increased capital, represented by
86,000 shares, will be used for the purpose of
purchasing all the properties and the entire
capital stock ot the Highland Mining Com
pany, the Black Hills Canal andj^ater Com
pany and the Black Hills and Fort Pierre Rail
road Company. It is also proposed to increase
the number of directors from five, to seven.
FRIDAY, May 26—2 p. m.
Bid. Ask. . Bld.Aßk.
Bonds— Eqult G L Co. 6% <%,
4s quar c0up.. 114 — 1 Mutual El Co. 15Vs loVi
4s quar reg — — Oakland Gas.. U-a. *■>'*
4s quar new.. — 130% Pac Gas Imp. 64% —
5s quar coup..loS — Pac LCo t«.
Miscellaneous— SF G & E.... bJ 1 * b.j ■•
Cal-st Cab 55. 117 — San Fran »% •>%
Cal Elec L bs. 125^127% Stockton Gas.. 12 —
C C Wat 55.... — 112% Insurance—
Dup-st t-x c... — — iFirem's Fund. 22o —
E L & P 65.. 130%— I Bank Stocks-
K<t Cl Hy 65.115% — Anglo-Cal — 65%
Gearv-st R ss. 90 99 Bank of Ca1. .260 26..
HC& s> &*»..1u2V4 - ,Cal S D & T. — 3SV4
L A Ry 55.... 107 — |Frst National. 22o -
L A L Co «s..iin% - |Lon P & A. ...130 132
Dd gntd 65..101% - ! Mer Exchange- lb
Market-st 6*...125% - INev Nat Bnk. — 190
Do Ist M ss. 117 117%: Savings Banks—
NCN Q H 75.1U8 - Ger S & L.1600 1640
N Ry Cal 65..116%117 iHum S & L.IOW 1160
NR of Cal 55.113V> — ' Mutual Say. 3o 41%
NPC R X tis. — "108 is X Say U.. Sou —
NPC R R 55. 105 — |S & L 50... — 88
N Cal R R os. 112 — Security S B 280 —
Oak Gas 55... 11 l — Union T Co. — 1465
Om C Ry 65.. 127 130 ' Street Railroads—
P& Cl Ry 65. 107 — California ....116 —
P&O 6s 117 — Geary 07% —
Powell-st 65... — 122V4 Market-st 63Vi —
Sac El Ry 5%. - — Oak SL& H — —
SF& N P 55. 116 l^g Presidio — 16%
S F & S JVos.ll4 114U, Powder—
oierraK Cal fis.lu!<% — California .... — lio
S P of Ar 6s. 113& — E Dynamite... — 'j2%
SPC 6s t1905) — 112 Giant Con Co. 73 raVi
SPC 6s (1906) - — iVigorit 3'A 3*
SPC 6s (1912) — — Sugar—
S P C lscg ss. 104% — Hana P C 0... 17 17%
SPBr 6e 123 — Haw C& S C.112% —
S V Wat 65...116%116% Hutch S P Co. 33% —
S V Wat 45.... 104i,i — iKilauea S Co. — 32' i
S V W45(3dm)102% — Onomea S Co. 42' 2 43
Stktn Gas 65.. 102% — Paauhau S P. 41>4 41%
Water Stocks— Miscellaneous—
Contra Costa.. 704 — Al Pac A55n.113%114%
Mann Co 50 — Ger Ld Wks. .250 —
Spring Valley. lol — Mer Ex Assn. 90 —
Gas and Electric— Oceanic S Co. S.'>% &7
Capital Gas... — — Pac A F A.... 2 l * 2'i
Central G Co.. — — Pac 8 Bor C 0.1171,121. 1171,121
Cent L & P.. 6% — F Par Paint Co.. 7% —
Morning Session.
20 Alaska Packers' Assn 114 25
2. r > Contra Costa Water 70 75
355 Giant Powder Con 75 00
200 Giant Powder Con 74 75
$10,000 Los Angeles Ry 5 per cent bonds. lo7 25
lftO Market Street Railway .: 63 25
10 Mutual Electric Light 15 50
$10,000 North Ry of Cal 6 per cent bonds, llfi 50
10 Oceanic S S Co B6 00
300 onomea Sugar Co 42 50
US I'aauhau S 1' Co 41 37%
3.1 Pacific Gas Imp 65 00
25 Pacific Gas Imp' % 64 50
5 Pacific Gas Imp 64 37%
300 San Francisco Gas & Electric Co 65 00
150 San Francisco Gas & Electric Co 65 25
15 San Fran Gas & Electric Co, b 15.. 65 25
$1(100 S F & N P Ry bonds llri 25
$3mK) S F & N' P Ry bonds 116 12%
JKiOO S F & N P Ry bonds 116 00
80 Spring Valley Water 100 75
20 Spring Valley Water 100 62%
Afternoon Session.
-100 Contra Costa Water 70 50
25 Giant Powder Con, 75 12%
100 Giant Powder Con 75 00
L 75 Hutchinson S P Co 34 (0
$2000 Los Angeles Ry ."> per cent b0nd5... 107 25
66 Mutual Electric Light ].', 25
15 Oceanic S S Co 86 00
100 Onomea Sugar Co 42 50
100 Onomea Sugar Co 42 t>2%
200 Paauhau S P Co 4! :7» .
5 Pacific Gas Imp 6c
$30>iO S F & S J V bonds 114 "0
75 San Francisco Gas & Electric C 0..., •;:, 2:>
3" San Francisco Gas & Electric Co 65 50
5 Spring Valley Water 100 75
100 Market Street Railway 63 25
Morning Session.
Board —
40 Spring; Valley "Water 10100
50 Central Light & Power 6 50
2:. Giant Powder Con 75 75
ioo Vigorit Powder 4 no
200 Vigorit Powder 3 S7!*
20 San Francisco Gas & Electric C 0.... 65 50 '
Afternoon Session.
Board —
75 Central Light & Power 6 50
4ft Giant Powder ("on 74 87%
In Giant Powder Con 74 7.'.
B0 I'aauhau S P Co 41 25
40 Contra Costa Water ...'. 70 75
Morning Session.
ioo Equitable Gas 6 fi2M>
50 Giant Powder Con 75 75
JIOOO I" S ;i per cent bonds 107 75
ZOO Vigorit Powder 4 00
Afternoon Session.
20 Contra Costa Water 70 75
2", Kquitable Gas 6 73
.'." Ciant Powder Con 7.". 00
35 Hutchinson S P Co 34 25
$1000 Los Angeles Ry 5s W" 2.'.
50 Paauhau S P Co 41 50
Stre' t —
10 San Francisco Gas & Electric Co 65 50
Following were tho sales in the San Fran
cisco Stock Board yesterday:
Morning Session.
200 Alpha 05: 100 Crown Point... 30
ICO Belcher 35: 300 Mexican 47
200 Challenge 34; 100 Ophlr 115
&00 Con Cal & Va.l 75; 200 Overman 15
Afternoon Session.
400 Alt* 06 100 Mexican 50
400 Andes 09 200 Occidental .. 3"!
500 Best & Belcher 53 700 Ophir 115
200 Bullion 06 100 Overman 16
600 Caledonia 5S 200 Potosl 40
100 Caledonia 59 200 Savage 27
300 Challenge 36 200 Union Con 46
20n Chollar 34 200 Utah is
100 Justice 19! ■
Following were the sales In the Pacific Stock
Board yesterday:
Morning Session.
300 Andes 10 200 Con Cal & V.I 77';
200 Belcher 35 .WO Con Cal & V...1 K0
200 Caledonia 5S 300 Occidental 31
200 Chollar 33 200 Ophir IT,
.2PO Chollar 34 300 Ophir 117'/,
500 Con Cal & V...1 75 200 Union Con .... 46
Afternoon Session.
1000 Andes 10 200 Con Cal & V 175
400 Belcher 35; 200 Ophir 1
300 Best & Belcher 53 600 Ophir i 17I;
500 Caledonia 60 200 Ophir 1 li
200 Caledonia 59' 500 Overman' * 16
900 Chollar 35 300 Potosi ' 43
400 Chollar 33 1 200 Potosi " 41
200 Con Cal & V...1 80; 200 Potosi .... "" 40
200 Con Cal & V.I 77V4! 300 Sierra Nevada! 77
FRIDAY. May. ?6-4 p. m.
„ . BldAsk ;l T Bid.Ask.
Alpha „. .. 06 Justice 19 20
Alta 06 07 Kentuek ... _ 07
Andes OS 09 Lady Wash .... 01 0'
Belcher 34 36 Mexican 48 49
Best & Belcher 52 53 Occidental .. 30 32
Bullion 05 o";Ophir 110 115
Caledonia 57 60iOverman 16 17
Chollar 33 34; Potosi 39 40
Challenge Con. 35 37 Savage 24 la
Confidence 1 00 1 05 Scorpion
Con Cal & Va.l 70 175 Seg Belcher.'." 02 03
Con Imperial.. 01 02 Sierra Nevada 7fi 77
Crown Point... 29 .30 Silver Hill 0" 03
Con New York. — 02 Syndicate ... — 05
Exchequer 01 .03 Standard 260 —
Gould & Curry 31 32 Union Con .... 44 45
Hale & Norcrs 35 36 Utah 16 17
Julia 02 03 Yellow Jacket. 3S 33
Office United States Lighthouse Inspector,
Twelfth District, San Francisco, Cal.. May
26, 1899.
Notice is hereby given that on May 22 1599,
a whistling buoy, painted red and marked "Pt
V." in white, was established in 114 feet of
■water, about 5-16 of a mile S.S.W of Point
Vlnct-nte, San Pedro channel. Cal. on the fol
lowing hearings, viz.: Point Vincente, in
range with high water rock*. N.N.E., 5-16 mile;
tangent Lon Point, E.N.E. 34 E.; Point Fermin
lighthouse, E % S. 6% miles; tangent Rocky
Point, N.N.W. % W. This buoy should be left
to northward. This notice affects the "List
of Beacons and Buoys, Pacific Coast, 1895."
page 13.
Notice is hereby given that the whistling
buoy off Point Buchon, Cal.. Is now in good
working order.
This notice affects the "List of Beacons and
Buoys, Pacific Coast, IS9S," page 14.
By order of the Lighthouse Board.
U. SEBREE. Commander, U. S. N.
Inspector Twelfth Lighthouse District.
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey-
Times and Heights of High and Low
Waters at Fort Point, entrance to San
Francisco Bay. Published by official au
thority of the Superintendent.
NOTE — The high and low waters occur at
the city front (Misalon-atreet wharf) about
twenty-five minutes lßter than at Fort Point:
the height of tide is the same at both places.
NOTE— In the above exposition of the tides
th» early morning tides are given in the left
hand column and the successive tides of th»
■lay In the order of occurrence as to time Th*
second time column gives the second tide of
the day. the third time column the third tld«
*nd the last or right hand column gives th«
•nst tide of the day. except when there are but
three tides, as sometimes occur. The heights
given are additions to th£ soundings on th»
United States Coast Purvey charts, except
when a minus sign <— precedes the heigh'
and then the number given is subtracted rrom
the depth given by the charts. The plane of
reference 1 = the moon nf th» l"wi-r low watery
Branch HydrnrmrMe Office. U. S. N., Mer
'•Viant'' Frchange, San Francisco, Cal.,
May 26, 1599.
The time ball on the tower of the new Ferry
building was dropped at exactly noon to-day—
1. c.. at noon of the 120 th meridian, or at %
o'clock p. m. Greenwich time.
Lieutenant Commander. V. 8. N.. in charg»
Friday. May 2S.
Stmr Empire, Nelson, .".I hours from Coo§
Stmr Crescent City, Stnrkfleth, 75 hour? from
Grays Harbor, via Crescent City "2 houi-s.
Stmr Point Arena. Hansen, 16 hours from
Mendocino. .
Stmr Scotia. Liinqu}st. 3fl hours from Eureka.
Stmr Bonita. Nicolson, 72 hours from New
port (S).
Stmr Noyo, Johnson, 14 hours from Fort
lir stmr Wyefteld, Cartmer, P4 hours from
Br bark Moel Eilian. Owen, 61 days from
Schr Neptune, Estvoid. 3 days from Usal.
g Friday. May 2fi.
Brig Consuelo, Page, Mahukona; J D Spreck
els & Bros Co.
Stmr Corona, Debney, San Diego, etc; Good
all. Perkins * Co.
Schr I'na, Harkins. Cape Nomo; Cape Nomo
Mining and Trading Co.
stmr Albion. Erickson, whaling, via St Mich
ael; J S Kimball & Co.
Friday, May 26.
Stmr Gipsy. Leland, Santa Cruz.
Stmr Greenwood, Fegerlund. .
Stmr Walla Walla. Gage, Victoria and Port
Stmr Corona, Debney, San Diego.
Stmr George Loomfs, Bridgett, Ventura.
Schr Glen, Nielsen. Q">os Bay.
Schr Laura Pike. Johnson. Eureka.
Schr Ivy. BamueUon, Coos Bay.
Schr Reliance. Nordling. .
Schr Western Home. Dannevig. .
Schr Nettie Low, Low. Point Reyes.
Friday. May 2fl.
Schr Reliance, Nordltaff, hence this morn
ing, for Flsks Mill, returned on account of
carrying away center hoard off the Lightship.
POINT LOBOS, May 26, 10 p m— Weather
clear; wind; NW; velocity 20 miles.
April 14, lat 56 S, long SO W— Ship Kenil
worth. from New York, for San Francisco.
May 3. lat 1 S. long 26 *V— Br ship Merven,
from Oregon, for Queenstown.
May 17. lat 31 N, long 18 W— Br bark Inver
cauld (becalmed), from Swansea, for San
The Martha Davis loads mdse for Honolulu.
The Fannie Adele loads lumber at Grays Har
] bor. for Honolulu. The Ardencraig was char
; tered prior to arrival for wheat to Europe,
2Ss 9d.
NEAH BAT— Passed May 26— Aust stmr
Siam, from Nanaimo, for San Francisco: Br
hark Powys Castle, from Seattle, for Hong-
FORT ANCKI.ES— SaiIed May 26— Ship Char
mer, for Departure Bay.
Arrived May 26 — Stfhr J B Leeds, from La
Tnion: schr C S Holmes, from Honolulu, per
bark Francisco Tozo, from Eton, Peru.
PORT TOWNSEND Sailed May 2.".— Ship
Louis Walsh, for Tacoma ; stmr Orizaba, for
• FORT BRAGG— Sailed May 26— Stmr Nojro,
for S;>n Francisco.
POINT ARENA— Arrived May 26— Schr J Ep
pinger. hence May 23. '
BOWENS LANDlNG— Arrived May 2*— Schr
Bender Brothers, hence April 29.
C7MPQU A— Sailed May 21— Schrs Lucy and
Sadie, for San Pedro; schr Louise, for San
Francisco. , , ,
ASTORlA— Arrived May 26— Stmr Lakme. fm
Eureka; stmr Grace Dollar, hence May 23. May
25— Br ship Glenesslin. from Antwerp.
SEATTLE— Arrived May 26— Stmr Czarina,
: her.ee May 24.
Sailed May 26—1* S stmr Bear, for Alaska.
PORT BLAKELEY- Arrived May 2C— Schr
i Maria E Smith, hence May 11; BChr Fanny l»u
--tard, from Hueneme; schr C S Holmes, from
TACOMA— Arrived May-26-Ship Louis Walsh,
from Port Townsend.
Sailed May 26— Bark Theobald, for San Fran
PORT LUDLOW— Sailed May 26— Bark Fresno
for San Francisco.
GRAYS HARBOR— Arrived May 26— Stmr Se
quoia, hence May 23.
Sailed May 26— Stmr Newburg, for San Fran-
PORT LOS ANGELES— SaiIed Mty 26— Stmr
Alcazar, for .
EUREKA— SaiIed May 26— Stmr North Fork,
I for San Francisco: stmr Pasadena, for Sar.
Pedro; stmr Pomona, for San Francisco.
URAL— Sailed May 26 — Stmr Newsboy, for San
COOS BAT— Sailed May 26— Schr Eliza Mil,
ler, for San Francisco.
GREEN \V< ii >l> — Arrived May 26 — Stmr
Whltesboro. hence May St.
HARDY CREEK— Sailed May 26— Stmr Su
nol, for Antioch.
BALTIMORE— SaiIed May 25— Ship Jabez
Howes, for San Francisco.
NEWCASTLE. Aus— Sailed May 25— Ship El
well, for San Francisco.
HONGKONG— Arrived May 26— Br stmr Cop
tic, hence April 2S.
LONDON— Sailed May 25— Br ship Beacon
Rock, for San Francisco.
MAURITIUS— SaiIed May 20— Br ship Helens
burg, for Newcastle, Aus, to load for San
SWANSEA— SaiIed May 23— Br ship Glen
breck. for San Francisco. May 24— Fr baik
Sainte Anne, for San Erancisco; Fr bark Cam
bronne, for San Francisco; Fr bark Genevleve
Mollnos, for- San Francisco.
COLON— Sailed May 24— Stmr Advance, for
New York.
CARDlFF— Arrived May 24— Br ship Belford
from Hull.
GLOUCESTER— Arrived May 24— Fr bark
Genera! Neumayer. hence Jan 6.
DUNGENESS— Passed May 24— Ger ship Ar
thur Fitger. from Antwerp, for San Francisco
DEAL— Passed May 25— Br ship Duchalburn
from London, for San Francisco.
SYDNEY — Arrived prior May 26— Br stmr
Warrimoo, from Vancouver.
TAKU— Sailed May 22— Schr Eric, for Pueet
LIVERPOOL-Arrived May 26-Stmr Canada
tram Boston; stmr Btlgenland, from Phlladell
NEW YORK-Arrived. May 26-Stmr Fuerst
Bismarck, from Hamburg, etc
BRISBANE- Arrived May 26-Arrived pre
ciously, stmr Warrimoo, from Sydney. NSW
l etc, for Vancouver. «»»»,

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