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•JOHANNESBURG 18 OCCUPIED
Roberts and His Army En
ter the City.
KRUGER FLIES FROM PRETORIA
Furcps A!*' Said to lip
f«tr tltu I.ytlenliurg Mountain*—No
>ctts Out of Pretoria.
tjondon, June 2. —The following dis
patch from Lord Roberts has been ie
veived at the war office:
' Johnanesburg, May 31.—ller
forces are now in possession
of Johannesburg and the British flag
lloats over the government buildings."
Polated messages 'rom Pretoria con
linn the reports of the departure of
President Krguer with his cabinet and
staff officials Tuesday night, and the
M-leotion, at a meeting of citizens, of a
government to administer the city pro
> ihionally. Since these telegrams left
Wednesday nothing apparently has
mushed Lourenco Marques by telegraph
from Pretoria. Possibly the wires have
been cut, or the Boer censor at some
intermediate point may intercept tele
grains.
The Boers lately confronting Lord
Huberts appear to have gone toward the
l.ydenbiirg region. The defenders of
Laing's Nek, when their position he
mines too perilous, will probably trek
straight northward toward Lydenburg.
When this concentration takes place
there will be possibly 20,000 men, who
may hold out for a time, with scattered
bands of guerrillas everywhere. The
picss dispatches from the headquarters
ii' Lord Roberts give no estimate as to
(lie number of Boers who were lighting
General French and I itinera I lan Ham
ilton, Monday and Tuesday, but they
ail agree that the Boers retired and
that the British casualties were slight.
The Daily Mail says it has received
i able dispatches this afternoon from
Pretoria, completely continuing Lord
Roberts' dispatch of yesterday announc
ing the imminent fall of the capital of
tin- Transvaal.
IJennett Burleigh, writing to the
Daily Telegraph from Klandsfouteiu;
Tuesday, says:
"Much rolling stock and seven
•ngines have been captured by Lord
lioberts' column. The principal losses
in the fighting have been sustained by
the mounted infantry; but the casual
ties are trilling. (lencral French and
•tieneral Hamilton were engaged to tho
vest of Johannesburg. Since Sunday
the western columns have been tight
ing, but although guns were used, ths
notions were never serious. In fact,
they were only big skirmishes. The
liners are letreating to Pretoria."
Prevost Battersby, in a dispatch to
the Morning Post, from tiermeston,
• l.ited .May 30, says:
"The enemy fought a rear-guard ac
tion, retiring from the south to ths
north of the town with their pompoms
;uiil artillery in the morning, and with
drawing their riflemen through the
town in the afternoon. Wo captured
nine engines and over 100 wagons,
l'wo trains are leaving tonight for the
Vaal. We succeeded in cutting ths
line ill three directions and imprison
ing all the rolling stock iu Johannes
burg. It was a splendid piece of work.
The enemy were astounded at ths
rapidity of our advance."
Another correspondent, telegraphing
from < iermestoil the same day, says:
"I learn that the Boers are massing
six miles south of Pietoria for a new
ind desperate stand, with a front of 12
miles. Other rumors in the camp of
Lord Roberts are that President kruger
is ill at Lydenburg, and that the ammu
nition of the Boers is running short."
NEW ARMOR DEVICE NEEDED
Discovery of the Soft-Nosed Armor Pierc
ing Shell Mulct** till* Xeci'miry.
New York, June 3. —A special to the
Herald from Washington Bays: Con
sideration is being given l>y naval oifi
lm nee experts to the invention of somt
armor-device whiili will overcome tin
mperiority impiirtert to mi tumor
jicreing projectile bv a soft steel cap,
As the United States has led all othel
nations in the adoption of the soft
nosed cap. there is no crying need foi
iiaste in providing American liien-of
war with ndditioual protection. The
authorities understHiid, however, that
tin- success of American experiment*
with the cap will lend other nations to
adopt the invention, and it is, there
lore, desirable that some plan should In
determined upon to overcome the super
iority of the shell.
Ileiir-Admiral Watson, upon his re«
turn to the United States, will be or
dered to command the Mure Island
navy-yard.
i engross, having placed assistant
surgeons in the navy oil the same basis
jis assistant stirgeous of the army, no
ilitllculty will be experienced, Hear
.Amniral Iteypen believes in lilting tht
It; vacancies now existing in the medi
«-al coprs of the navy. Assistant sur
geons will be given the rank and pay oi
lieiitcnants, jiu»i> r guide.
Secretary Long has received from
« ;i]>t:iin 11. 11. McCalla a formal ac
<-i'pt-iuee of the pardon granted hiiu by
tie president, and he lias been restored
<o the place he occupied lie love lie will
',i ed need.
Kll l.'il l>y l.ljfhtllillß.
St. Clair, Midi., June S. —Captair
Aiiit> Morrison, Frank Campbell ant*
William Medlar were killed by
i.iiii' today. The three men were at
work in the cabin of a new boat. The
li-.'htniim struck the mast, splintering it
jind passing down into the cabin.
Tr<Mi|i«t *1 u«t«*rtMl Out.
Frankfort, Kv., June «. —Governc*
IWvkliaut this nfternoen issued an ordet
mustering out 10 companies of tht
state guard.
END OF THE WAR
Pretoria mi<l »loliutni«>«l>urg Abandnnffl
lly tli#* llimtm.
London, June I.— Vesterday at noon
the British were only about two hours'
march from Pretoria, and the Boer
military forces hail abandoned the city.
This intelligence comes fiom the Renter
agent at the Transvaal capital, and
from the Karl of Rosslyn, in a press
dispatch. The two messages leftaliont
the same time. At 2 o'clock this
morning the war oflice had received no
news from Lord Roberts which the
oflicias would make public, lint it is
assumed that the press advices are cor
rect.
The Daily Mail publishes the follow
ing from the Karl ol Rosslyn, who was
a prisoner at Pretoria, but who, as a
civilian, appears to have been released:
"Pretoria, May 30.—Pretoria will be
occupied in about two hours without
resistance. The president has gone to
Watervalboven. Burgomaster de
Souzh is authorized to receive the Brit
ish. He, with an influential commit
tee of citizens, including Chief Justice
(iregorowski, has been appointed to
preserve life and pioperty during the
interregnum. Kverythiug is quiet, lint
crowds are waitiug expectantly in
Church square for the arrival of the
British. Fearing a possible disturb
ance and bloodshed among the pi isoners
of war at Watcrval, United states Con
sul Hay and Leigh Wood insisted uixin
20 officers being liberated on parole to
go to the men. Their action cannot be
too highly praised. I was permitted
to accompany the officers. Kvervthing
was quiet."
Most of the London morning papers,
through the courtesy of the Daily Mail,
print Lord Itosslyn's dispatch and com
ment upon it, treating the war as ended.
Some of the more cautions critics think
that guerrilla warfare is likely to be
carried on lor some time in various
parts of the conquered territory. All
the Boer forces are dissolving. Lord
Roberts, apparently, has not taken any
considerable quantities of artillery,
arms or stores. Large bodies of Boers
must still be somewhere in the field.
Watervi\lboven is 130 miles due west
of Pretoria, on the Delagoa Bay rail
way. It should not be confused with
Watcrval, 10 miles north of Pretoria,
where the British pi isoners are. Wat
ervalboven is a small place in a moun
tainous conntry. The seat of the Boer
government—what there is left of it—
will probably be Lydenburg, to the
north.
A dispatch from Lourenco Marques,
dated May 30, says:
"Commandant Kraus has surrendered
Johannesburg to Lord Roberts. By to
night's train from Pretoria arrived n
few tireeks, who say they were told to
leave Pretoria Tuesday. They affirm
that the train in which they left was
shelled bv the British, and that half
of the train was cut off, the remainder
steaming away. This incident proba
bly occurred at Klansl'ontein junction,
l'assengeis from Pretoria assert that the
town is utterly demoralized. There
is a mad rush for the coast. Five
train loads of fugitives are expected
here tonight."
NEWS FROM HAWAII.
The Death of Chief Justice Albert K.
tliHhl.
San Francisco, June I.—The steamer
Gaelic, from I long Kong and Yoko
hama, via Honolulu, brings the follow
ing adivces from Honolulu, dated May
23:
Albert Francis .ludd, chief justice of
the supreme court of Hawaii, died on
the 20th. Chief Justice Judd's politi
cal cares began with his appointment
as attorney-general of the kingdom
under Lunalino, in 1878.
Democrats have takeu the first steps
for the organization of a party in the
territory of Hawaii. The gathering
was one that tilled the hall to its capa
city and numbered fully 500. Those
who called the meeting and felt them
selves sponsors in some degree for its
success expiess themselves as being
thoroughly ploased and gratified with
the outlook.
A report coines fiohi Monti that a riot
among the Japanese employes of a plan
tation, two men were killed, and a
number injured. Officers have been
sent to the scene of the trouble.
Krnest llogiin, the colored minstrel,
won his suit against the Canadian-
Australia ltoyal Mail Steamship Com
pany, and secured $2,250 damages as a
result of being refused accommodation*
on tho steamer Miowera. llogau and
his company instituted, suits in the
Honolulu courts and asked for damages
in the sum of .$20,000 each. The
llogau case is the tirst decided.
A Millionaire'* (ilft.
Muskegon, Mich., June I.—l'.ronze
statues oi Abraham Lincoln, General
U. 8. Grant, General W. T. Slier man
anil Admiral Farragut, given to this
city by Charles 11. llaekley, were un
veiled today. Local members of the
G. A. H. lmd charge of the ceremonies. !
The crowd present included many vet
erans from other cities. The statues
are of heroic size, mounted on the corn
ers of the public -square, donated to the
city by Mr. Hack ley. They nro the
work of Sculptors Nvehaus and liliind,
of New York city, and cost t'48,000.
Mr. llackley, who is a millionaire
lumberman, has yiven donations to the
city in a public library, schools, lauds
and statuus, amounting to $500,000 in
value.
Detroit CapltulUt Ih'iul.
Detroit, May 81.—David Ward,
pioneer capitalist,' lumberman and
owner of the a fortune upwards of
000,000, died today at bis home in
l'ontiac. lie was the father of the
notorious Princess Ciiiamy.
Yitnrxuelnll Wnr K.iideit.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 81.—Gen
eral Jose M. Hernandez, revolutionary
leader, has been captured by the gov
ernment troops aud the revolutioa is
now considered ended.
nim ens mnu
German Part of Samoa in an
Unsettled State.
THE EX-KING WANTS TO RULE
In Tutuila hiiil tlie Oilier American
Inland* tin- Nullvc» Are I'oacealila
Mini Contented.
Apia, Samoa, May 13, via San Fran
cisco, June 4. —Since the German (lag
,vas hoisted in Samoa, affairs have
been in an unsettled state. The Ma
taafa faction until after Faster re
mained in or around Apia, claiming
that although they had given the king
ship to the commissioners in July last,
they had not by any means given up
their rights to govern the islands under
the guarantee given to them by the
Her lin treaty, which assured the au
tonomy of the Samoan group and the
right of the natives to elect their own
king. Mataafa claimed that the treaty
powers had no right to hand over the
government of the islands to any single
power, and that such a course was not
assented to by his people.
I)r. Solf, tlie newly appointed gov
ernor of t ierman Samoa, had thus at
the very outset of his career a difficult
and trying position to face. After sev
eral interviews, in which the matters
were discussed from the different points
of view, the natives agreed to return
to their homes and there await further
news after the arrival of dispatches
from the (ierman government. It is
generally understood the governor con
ceded the right of the majority of the
natives to be the party who should bo
consulted later in the formation ot the
native administration and be entitled
to appointments thereunder. The
Mataafa party claims that "tho spoils
belong to tho victors."
In Tutuila the American representa
tive, in the person of Commander Til
ley, of the United States steamer Abor
enda, has had a much more agreeable
and pleasant experience than Dr. Solf.
There the natives hailed with enthusi
asm the hoisting of "Old Glory" At
Manua, the island lying east of Tutuila,
the chiefs have requested Commander
Tilley to visit the islands in person and
there hoist the flag. This he consent
ed to do, and the date tixed for tho
function was May IT, but at tho time
of writing there is no news from that
place.
Customs regulations have been pro
mulgated by the commander. Tho
only liort of entry in Tutuila is Pango
-I'aiiL'o. Tho duties are the same as
formerly collected under the I'erliu
treaty, with the one exception that the
export duty on copra has been abolish
ed. Lauds aro not to be alienated by
the natives, although lands may be
leased for a period not exceeding 40
years with the approval of the com
mander. The natives will be governed
ill districts. There are three districts,
each under a chief. Under the chiefs
are tho judges and village magistrates,
and an appeal lies from all to the com
mandant. The importation of arms
and ammunition is strictly prohibited.
POLITICS IN SENATE.
Senator* Milium, Hale anil Tillman Lpil
11l lilt* IH'llWll*i |
Washington, June 4.—The senatorial
debate today was caustic and as warm ,
as the weatiier outdoors. At times the j
exchanges betweeii senators bordered :
on personalities. Much of the discus- j
sion was of a political nature, although
in themselves the questions involved
were not essentially political. Soon
after the senate convened, a memorial |
was presented from the people of Cali- ,
fornia asking that the government pro- (
vide some relief for the starving people
of India. Hale, with this as a text,
severely arraigned Great Britain for !
expending hundreds )f millions of dol
lars in crushing liberty and freedom
iu South Africa, instead of caring for
the helpless and dying poople of Fug
laud's chief colony. Ald rich charged
llale with making political speeches
on irrelevant matters, and a little
later, when Hale reported a further dis
agieement on the naval appropriation
bill, an exciting discussion arose over
the armor-plate question. A sharp
political twist was given to the debate
by a speech which liairna delivered iu
favor ot leaving the whole matter in
the bands of the senate conferees, and
of conferring discretionary powers upon
the secretary of the navy in accordance j
with the house proposition. He be
came involved in a controversy with
Tillman and Allen over the govern
ment's ability to manufacture armor
satisfactorily,iu which the sparks flew, j
to the intense interest of the auditors. |
Teller, Allen and Pettigrew replied to :
llanna, all speaking iu a political vein. '
The bill finally was,returned to confer
ence. Seventy-nine private pension
bills were passed, and also the military ;
academy bill carried amendments mak
ing General Miles and all future com
manders of the army lieutenant-gen
erals, and General (Ynbin a major
general. Consideration of the last of
the appropriation bills, the general de
ficiency bill, was begun, but was not
completed. {
Delia Fo* 1« lii«an<».
New York, June 4.—Delia May Fox, ;
the well-known actress, was today com
• mit ted to an insaue asylum by Justice
MoAdaim on petitiou of her brother
and on evidence of physicians, showing
that she is laboring under delusions.
A contract has been let by Mrs. Jana
IL. Stanford for the new chemistry ■
building at the Lelaud Stanford nui«:
versitv. The total coutract is slightly i
j in excess of $100,000. |
PLAGUE SITUATION.
Chtneii of San FraurUro Slate Theil
I Grievance* in Detail.
Pan Francisco, June 3 — lieferring to
quarantining of ChinatoWn, the attor
neys for the Chinese Six Companies
have made the following statement:
| "We shall do nothing precipitantly
in the way of litigation, and therefore
we do not contemplate making ail ap
plication to the courts at this time for
1 any order to modify or hinder the oper
ations of the board of health.
"A cause of considerable uneasiness
. among the inhabitants of Chinatown is
| the lack of quarantine regulations thus
I far observed within the quarantined
district. The general quarantine order
keeps 20,000 people within a pre
scribed district, and that a com para •
tively samll district. In this district
it is not claimed that there are or ever
have been more than nine or ten cases.
The contention made by the people who
lire subject to the quarantine is that if
it is necessary to quarantine this num
erously populated district, it is the
duty of the board of health to go furth
er and quarantine or isolate the houses
and persons who are said to be in
fected.
I "We shall also request the board ol
health to proceed vigorously with the
sanitation of the quarantined district.
The question of expense is a secondary
matter. If genuine bubonic plague ex
ists there, the city should stop at noth
inmg to stamp it out. A million dol
lars would be a mere tritle to expend
in doing this work quickly and well."
I Chinese Consul 110 Vow takes the
position that the municipal government
of San Francisco is bound to furnish
necessaries for the support of tho quar
antined Chinese.
i The federal authorities refused to
issue clean bills of health to the steam
ers City of Peking and Australia,
which have sailed for the Orient and
Honolulu. They will have to undergo
quarantine and fumigation on reaching
Hawaii.
i EXPLOSION AT AN OIL WELL
Four Fu rut em Killed and Seven Ser
| iouoiy Injured.
I Marietta, ( )., .1 imet 3. —An explosion
of nitro-glycerine ou the Kelly farm, 11
I few miles east of this city, resulted in
1 four deaths, four fatally injured and
three seriously injured. Fifty quarts
had been lowered iu
n 370-foot well. The "go devil" was
dropped as usual, but failed to set the
! shot ott. A 'squib" was made with
glycerine iu a tube connected by a fuse.
This was <1 topped and iu striking the
I can at the bottom the main shot ex
! ploded and sent great quantities ol
1 water, oil and the unexploded squib
; into the air. The squill fell on the
derrick floor unnoticed. As soon as
the water cleared away there was a
great rush to the derrick by the inquis-!
itive countrymen. The Marietta Tor
pedo Company and contractors could
not keep them back, but fled to a safe
distance themselves. There wore
about 15 iu the derrick when the fuse
to the squib ignited the glycerine, and
, the tenilile result followed. j
I William M. Watson, 11. K. Selton,
Frank Speers and Thomas Daniels were J
killed. Those fatally wounded art
.lunies I'. Sueers, Herman Speers, Daw
sou Stallar and William Carpenter.
Those seriously injured are John Stal
lar, Walter Daniels and Henry Stallar.
All the victims are residents of this
county, well-to-do anil prominent citi'
zens
EN ROUTE TO PEKING.
Siiihll Fori'M I.uiklh:! From llie foreign
\Varilil|«« l'*«t Tien TUii.
! Tien Tsin, June 2.—A special train
started for Peking this afternoon with
! the follownig forces:
I Americans, seven ofiicers and 5(1
' men; British, three officers and 72
men; Italians, three officers and -19
' meu; French, three ollicers and 73
' men; liussians, four officers and 71
' men; Jupanese, two officers and 84
meu.
| The foreign contingent also took with
them five quick liring guns. It is bo
lieved that tho foreign troops will be
opposed at the tirst gate of the capita!
outside the wall.
Klglit-Year-Ohl Hero.
Media, Pa., June 3.—Two children
were dragged from a burning house <*i
the truck farm of T. Steerbicksloe last
night by their 8-year-old brother, llif
mother, carrying the baby and a lamp,
fell on the stairway, the lamp setting
fire to the house. The boy, realizing
that the house was doomed, dragged
out a brother and a sister, who were
intent on rushing through tho lire tc
their mother. Then he returned for his
! mother, whose arms clasped the baby,
but her weight was too great forhislit
tla arms, and, as the llames were clos
ing ou him, he lied heart-broken to »
place of safety.
Ignorant In a I? lot.
| Chicago, Juno 2.—A free dispensary
nt 510 West Figllteenth street, said to
be conducted by medical students, 1
was attacked today by a crowd of in- j
' furiated Bohemians and Lithuanians,
and before the police arrived in re-;
sponse to a riot call, the building wa.'j
badly damaged. Todav a boy disap
peared, and bis boy companion report
ed that lie had been waylaid and killed
by the doctors. In a few moments * 1
, mob of several hundred peoplo was at
work demolishing the building. The
police arrived and several arrests were
made before tho crowd was dispersed.
Later the missing boy was found un
harmed.
lMagne Cutler Control.
Chicago, June 2. — Bubonic plague,
which has been epidemic in Sydney,
Australia, is said to be under the con>'
, trol and dying out, iu a private cabled
i gram received by Charles Oliver, head
iof the commission in charge of the
I railways of New South Wales, who ii
' visitiiij; Chicago.
ALASKA BOUNDARY.
Cntteil state* ami Itritisli Surveyor* to
J2*tal>li*li the l.ine Naineil in (lie
Moitu* Vivendi.
Tim American members of the inter
national commission appointed to sur
vey ami mark out the Alaska boundary
line at Lynn canal, under tho modus
vivendi, arrived in Seattle from Wash
ington, and wil proceed to Victoria,
where they will meet the two liritisl*
nicnbers of the commission. The
American menmbers are C. M. Tilman,
assistant superintendent of the United
States coast and geological survey, and
iiis assistant, O. H. French. They are
gathering statistics and information
here concerning the matter they have
in hand. Mr. Tiilman said it would
requite probably two months to com
plete the survey. The line will be
marked with the usual monuments,
stakes, etc. On Chilkoot and White
passes, monuments of a permanent char
acter will be set up, so that there may
be no possible dispute at these points
as to tlie exact location of the line.
"We are simply to ascertain the lo
cation and mark out for the guidance
of all persons the line established by
the modus vivendi between Kngland
and the United States," said Mr. Til
man. "This line was agreed to in Oc
tober, IS'J9, after several months of ne
gotiation. It is by no means a per
manent or established boundary line
beyond the terms and life of the modus
vivendi. Our work will bo necessarily
technical and not diplomatic, although
we are operating under the direction,
in this instance of the department of
state, at Washington. The distance to
be surveyed is about 25 miles."
Mr. Tilman expects to begin active
work in the lield about June 15. lie
and .Mr. French will meet the Cana
dian commissioners at Victoria. They
are W. 1-'. King and .1. L. McArthur.
A patty of about 12 men will be taken
along to assist in the field work. The
expenses of the survey are to be shared .
equally by the two countries.
| North went Notes.
1 State Senator Charles W. Fulton, of
j Astoria, Or., has accepted the iuvita
| tiou extended to him to deliver the
Fourth of .Inly oration in J'endleton.
The warehouses at The Dalles, have
I already received about 1,500,000
j pounds of wool, and it is pouring in
j rapidly from all points of the compass.
| The good road from Sumpter to (Iran
i ite will be constructed under the direc-
I tiou of K. .1. Godfrey. It will cost
1 $5,000 or $(1,000 and will be a credit
i to that section.
I The $1,000 bond issued by the Ifatn
-1 ilton school district, (irant County,
1 <)r., commanded a premium of $12.
I The bond bears (1 per cent interest and
I is payable in 20 years.
| William K. McClure, formerly of
I Kugeue, and a University of Oregon
nhiuiinis, will lie thin year
from the department of law, Columbia
university, Washington, D. C.
What are the Oregon boys coming to?
asks the Albany Democrat. John G.
i Hammond, a Kurope young man, is do
j ing the villain iu a "Sapho" company
doing the New England states.
.1. T. Itorick last week cut a field of
rye ou the old Frank Taylor place
across the river from The Dalles, Or.,
that averaged iu height six feet and
eight inches. Mr. Korick says it beat
any rye crop he ever saw.
A new tube boiler has been sent down
to Seaside, Or., to replace the large cue
now beiug used by the saw mill there.
A 7,000 gallon water tank is being
erected by the company near the box
factory, and will afford ample protec
tion in ease of fire.
Day Bros. have commenced work on
their saw mill at Cascade Locks, and,
when completed, it will saw 60,000
feet a day. They will get their logs on
the other side of the rivei, one log-
King camp being near Stevenson, and
another will be put iu at Wind river.
The prospect of a large crop of mel
ons in Yakima county, Wash., is not
as bright as might be desired. The
seeds having rotted, necessitates re
planting, and the cool spell has not
helped to develop a healthy growth; it
is predicted the oorp will be short and
prices high.
The experiments that have been car
ried on by the O. It. & X. with brome
grass and on the arid lands in the vi
cinity of Telosaste, south of Union, Or.,
have shown that the new grass will
grow luxuriantly on the dry and al
most barren hills. A considerable
quantity of seed will be sown this year.
The steamer Signal was chartered by
the Pioneer Western Timber Company
for Cape Nome, and the vessel left
South I tend for that point. J. D. Dyer
is manager of the enterprise. It is
proposed to start a lumber yard at
Nome and supply "it from South Bond
or Knappton. A part of the cargo con
sisted of 400,000 feet of lumber for
buildings and sluce boxes.
Fire broke out in the dry kiln of the
Addison mill plant at Taeoma last
week. The liremeu confined the lira
to the building in which it originated,
but as that building contained the ma
chinery, the mill will have to shut
down for lepairs. The loss is $15,000,
while the insurance is but $4,000, leav
ing a net loss of $10,500. The com
pany will rebuild at once.
11. J. Snively, J. 11. Visslers and J.
M. Baxter, have leased 1,200 acres of
land on Toppenish ereelt, eight miles
from Toppenish station, ill Yakima
county, Wash., and have seeded 400
acres to wheat, 90 to millet, 10 to field
peas, 300 to barley and 850 to oats. It
is their intention later on to eugage in
dairying and stockraising and most of
the land will be devoted to timothy.
They have contracts with the Indian
owners of the land for a 10 years'
lease, and believe the contracts art
binding.
TRADE IS QUIETER.
Quotation* Vfnve Weakened In Bev«rtl
Mum of Hiisint***.
I'.railstreet's says: Trade is, if any
thing, quieter anil prices are lower than
i a week ago, while efforts toward a re
' adjustment of productive rapacity to
I present conditions, are noted in several
| lines of industry, notably iron and steel
; and lumber. Unsettled conditions in
1 the cotton trade, and a large failure,
| due mainly to overstating the bull aide
'of the staple, has tended to weaken
' quotations in several lines of speculative
| business. Backward crop reports and
the backward demand for cotton goods
are of course partly responsible for the
sharp break, but statistically the staple
| remains very strong.
| Advices from the dry goods trade are
of backward demand at retail, affecting
orders in many lines, but cotton goode
production is still heavy.
The boot and shoe market is dull
with manufacturers firm but with job
bers asking for lower prices.
Lumber Is on the whole weaker,
partly owing to the unsettled conditions
in the building trade and partly to the
feeling that prices have been pushed
too high, and this feeling is likewise
true of a number of other lines.
Almost alone among iron and steel
products, structural material is firm
and much is hoped for in the direction
of new business. The weakness in cast
iron pipe is inducing some curtailment
of production, notably at the South.
Wheat, including (lour, shipments for
> the week aggregate 3,698,968 bushels,
I against 5,178,422 bushels last week.
I Business failures for the week num
; ber 16? in the United States, compared
I with 155 last week.
i In the Dominion of Canada business
| failures for the week number 18, u
compared with 24 last week.
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Renttle Mark eta.
Onions, .$9.
Lettuce, hot house, [email protected] doz,
I'otatoes, $10®17; $17® IS.
Beets, per sack, 50® 00c.
Turnips, per sack, [email protected]
Carrots, per sack, $1.
Parsnips, per sack, [email protected]
Ca»liflower, California 85®900.
Sti .worries—s2.2sper case.
Celery—[email protected] per doz.
Cabbage, native and California,
$I.oo® 1.25 per 100 pounds.
| Apples, [email protected]; [email protected]
j l'runes, 00c per liox.
Mutter —Creamery, 22c; Eastern 22c;
dairy, 17 ® 22c; ranch, 15®17c pound.
Ktfgs—lßo.
Cheese—[email protected] 15c.
Poultry—l4c; dressed, 14® 16cj
spring, .$5.
llay—l'uget Pound timothy, $ 11.00
@12.00; choice Kastern Washington
timothy, [email protected] 19.00
Corn—Whole, #23.00; cracked, $23;
feed meal, $23.
Barley—Kolled or ground, per ton,
, 930.
| Flour—Patent, per barrel, $3.25;
| blended straights, $3.00; California,
j $3.25; buckwheat flour, $0.00; era-
I ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheal
flour, $3.00; rye flour, [email protected]
J Millstuff.i—Bran, per ton, $18.00;
ihorts, per ton, $14.00.
Feed—Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal,
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh Meats —Choice dressed beef
iteers, price 8c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 8c; trimmed, 9c; veal,
10c.
llams —Large, 13c; small, 13 Ms
breakfast bacon, 12dry salt sides,
»e.
r«rtlAii<l Mnrket.
Wheat — Walla Walla. [email protected]|
Valley, 03c; Bluestem, 54c per bushel.
Flour—Bent grudes, $8.00; graham,
$2.50; superline, $2.10 per barrel.
Oats—Choice white, 88c; choice
gray, 83c per bushel.
Barley—Feed barley, $14® 14.50)
brewing, [email protected] 16.50 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per
ton.
Hay—Timothy, $9® 11; clover, [email protected]
T. 60; Oregon wild hay, $6 @7 per ton.
Batter —Fancy creamery, [email protected];
seconds, 45c; dairy, [email protected];
•tore, 33 25c.
Eggs—lßc per dozen.
Cheese—Oregon full cream, 13o;
Young America, 14* c; new cheese 100
per pound.
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $4.00®
4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
[email protected]; geese, $0.50 @8.00 for old;
[email protected]; ducks, [email protected] per
dozen; turkeys, live, [email protected] per
pound.
Potatoes—[email protected] per sack; sweets,
[email protected] per pounu.
Vegetables—Beets, $1; turnips, 750}
per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab*
bage, 1 >so per pouud; parsnips, 75;
onions, 8c per pouud; carrots, 600.
Hops—2® 8c per jound
AVool—Valley, [email protected] per pound;
Kastern Oregon, 10® 15c; mohair, 279
80c per pouml.
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethen
•n<l ewes, dressed mutton, 7®
TJgC per pouuil; lambs, 6j"gC.
llogs—Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
[email protected] per 100 pounds.
Beef—Gross, top steers, $4.00®4.50;
cows, $3.50®4.00; dressed beef,
T ?4c per pound.
Veal—Large, o>[email protected]>»c; small, B<ft
B,'ec per pound.
Tallow—s® No. S and grease,
B,'g® 4c per pound.
Ban Francnoo Market.
Wool—Spring—Nevada, 14 @ 16c ptt
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 @ 16c; Val
ley, [email protected]; Northern, 10® 12c.
Hops— 18U9 crop, 11 Qiao p#f
pound.
Butter—Fancy creamery 17017 Ho;
do seconds, [email protected]«>ac; fancy dairy,
16c; do seconds, 14® 15c per pound.
Eggs—Store, 15c; fancy ranch,
17c.
Millstuffs — Middlings, 917.00 •
110.00; bran. 913.50(313.50.

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