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hay mm DOWN
PLENTY OF ALFALFA AND LOCAL
PRICES DROP TO $7 IN
Predicted Earlier in the Fall That
Liberal Buying Would Send
With alfalfa hay selling for $7 to $8
a ton In the stack predictions advanc
ed early in the fall that this class of
hay would be selling for $12 to $14
n ton in the stack before winter sets
In seems to have gone awry. Instead
of there being a shortage in the alfalfa
crop caused by stockmen buying lib
erally early in the season for winter
feeding fanners and dealers say there
is plenty of hay in the valley waiting
pale and that the price will not ad
vance materially over the present
price unless there should happen to be
an unusually severe winter.
Receipts at the city market in Alder
street have been unusually heavy the
past week and prospective buyers have
had little trouble in securing all the
hay they wanl md in some instances
almost at their own figure. The wheat
hay crop was unusually large this year
although prices hive remained stiff,
quotations at present being from $12
t/> $11 a ton delivered.
WALLA WALLA MARKETS
The selling quotations on the ioca]
Sugar—Per 100 lbs., $6.10.
Cheese —Per lb. 20c.
Vegetables—Potatoes, per sack 70c
Onions—Per 100 lbs. $1.
Cabbage—Per lb. I%C.
Beets—Per lb. lc.
Celery—Per doz. bunches 40c.
Potatoes—Per 100 lbs. 70c.
Sweet potatoes—Per lb. Be.
Peppers—Per doz. sc.
Apples—Per box 75c and $1.
Winter Nellie Pears—Per 50-Ib.
Fruits —Oranges per doz. 50c to 65c
Lemons, per doz. 25c.
Eggs—Per doz. 30c.
Butter —Country per roll 55c.
and COc. Creamery per roll 70c.
Flour—Per bbl. $4.00 to $4.60. Gra
ham flour per 50-lb sack, $1.20.
Whole wheat flour per sack. $1.20,
Roiled Oats per sc.
Hay—Baled per ton. Alfalfa, $16;
Wheat $18; Timothy $20.
Rrast —Per ton, $20. per sack, 70c,
ShoTis. per ton $21.00, per sack, 90c.
Rolled barley per ton $20. per sack
85c. Relied wheat per ton $28, per
sack $I.l'\ Wheat per ton. $25, per
sack $i.s:>. Oats per ton, $25, per
Fish—Per lb. salmon 15c. Halibu
12Uc. Soles 10c, Perch 12M»c, Rock
Cod 12% c, Herring 10c, Crabs 25c.
Oysters, Eastern in qt. cans. 65c to
75c, Olympia, bulk qt. 70c.
Meats —Beef—Porterhouse steak
17Va- sirloin steak 15c round steak
12 W, shoulder s r eak 10c, No. 1 prime
10c to 12toc; common roast Sc
to 10c; boiling beef 6c to 8c; leg of
mution 12VaC to 15c; chops 12% c and
15c; pork roast 10c to chops
10« to 12Uc.
Th*»s.e are Uie quotations on the lo
Onions —Per cwt. 70c to 85c.
Carrots—Per sack 50c.
Beets—Per sack or box 50c.
Potatoes—Per cwt. 40 c to 50c.
Sweet potatoes—Local $2.50 per
cwt. California —$4.50 per cwt.
Oabbage—Per cwt. 60c to 75c.
Turnips—Per sack 50c.
Parsnips—Per sack 65c.
Carrots—Per sack 50c.
Pumpkins—% crate VaC
Celery—>£ crate 90c.
Squash—Per cwt. 50c to 75c.
Apples—Per lb. lc.
Grapes—Per crate 50c.
Butter—Country 50c to 60c per roll
Eggs—Fresh, per doz. 30c.
Poultry—Cbiokens—Hens per lb
Be. Roosters ; i lb. sc, Spring Chick
er er • Geese per lb. 7c. Ducks
per lb. 7c. Turkeys per lb. 10c. Eggs
25c cas.:. 2t 1 L _c in trade.
Choice bee; Cattle—Own 2%;
Stev S 3c.
Calves—l . ie to sc. dressed 8c
Good Hogs—Live 5%c; dressed 6^o
s " •'• rs, $2.50; Ewes $2-
PLLV.SERS TO FIGHT TO FINISH
sroKAXK. Nov. 6.~The master
plumbers are preparing to fight the
Journeymen plumbers to a finish and
once for all settle the question of
WORLD'S MARKET UP
GENERAL LOW TONE OF PAST
THREE DAYS GAVE WAY TO
Effects of Decline Felt in Local Mar
ket Dealers Offering a Half Cent
Less Than Week Ago.
Liberal buying and news of a gen
eral bullish character gave the world's
wheat market a better tone today.
Chicago markets advanced from three
eighths to a half cent. December
showing the steadier, closing at 78%
over the opening price of 74*4. July
wheat closed at 74% and May at 78%.
The effects of the recent decline in
Liverpool and eastern markets became
preceptible in the local market yes
terday and today when dealers offered
but 71 to 71% for bluestem and 68 for
club. This is for wheat on board cars.
The decline has stopped in a meas
ure what little sales have been made
the past week and a general move
ment is not expected until a better
situation prevails. The English mar
ket is summed up by J. W. Rush who
writes in the Northwestern "Miller of
October 28, as follows:
Prices are indeed rather higher than
they were a week ago, but it cannot
be said that there is any disposition
to buy at all freely. America still
rules the roost, evidently, for however
large the Russian shipments may be,
and they have during the last five
weeks exceeded all previous records,
the market here follows the ups and
downs in America quite slavishly.
What the trade would like to know
is the real size of the last American
crop. The primary receipts and the
exports so far since July 1 indicate
that the crop is 30 per cent less than
last year; but we are told that this
falling off is due to the lateness of
the harvest and to exhaustion of old
wheat, and that as a matter of fact
the crop is larger than last year's.
( >n the other hand, the October re
port of the Washington bureau Is
taken as indicating a total crop of
H50.000.000 bushels, against 670,000,000
last year, thus showing that the sur
plus for export may not exceed 160,-
--000,000 .bushels, against 203,000,000
last season, from July 1 to June 30.
Another perplexing feature is the
Argentine crop, which some reports
insist will be 15 bushels an acre of
11,500.000 acres, against 11% bushels
an acre on 8.500.000 acres last year.
A possible Argentine crop of 21,000,000
quarters, with a surplus of from 16,-
--000,000 to 17,000,000 quarters is thus
inferred, and should be quite enough
to destroy all desire to buy forward if
it were true.
supremacy. The journeymen plum-1
bers have asked for another raise,
this time from $5 to $5.50 per day,
and all union plumbers in the city arsj
out on strike.
The master plumbers have sent
east for 20 non-union plumbers to
break the strike. It is feared this will
have a disastrous effect on building
trades, perhaps forcing strikes in
Fifteen carpenters on the Heath
building, which is in course of con
struction, quit for a few hours be
cause a non-union plumber was put
to work. A hasty consultation of con
tractor and boss plumber resulted in
the non-union plumber being called
. MAY TAX SLOT MACHINES. .
SPOKANE, Nov. 6.—An endeavor
will be made to tax the merchandise
slot machines which abound in the
cigar stores and saloons of Spokane.
A consultation was held between
Chief of Police Woydt, Mayor Boyd
and Assistant Corporation Counsel
Connor, when it was decided to tax
them $10 a quarter each if authority
could be found under the city ordi
nances. Mayor Boyd says:
' I am in favor of the move, as it
will increase the city revenues."
It is estimated that there are close
to 200 of these machines in Spokane.
The tax would have the effect of doing
away with many of them, but a neat
sum could be realized from the tax.
WHATCOM. Wash., Nov. 6. —Within
the very near future home-grown
eastern oysters will be marketed on
Bcillngham bay. The Bellingham Bay
Oyster company, owning extensive
beds at Samish, ten miles south of
ibis city, are making arrangements
to put 1000 sacks of their product on
the market next week, and it is anti
cipated that after that time the out
put will be marketed regularly. The
oysters are of large size and are said
to even excel the eastern-grown ones
THE EVENING STATESMAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1903.
Says Be Has do Ambition
to Be Governor.
HIS AMBITION SATISFIED
The Popular Sheriff of King County
Makes a Candid Statement of
SEATTLE. —"You may state in The
Times, on my authority, that I am not
a candidate for the democratic nomi
nation for governor of Washington,"
said Sheriff Ed Cudihee to a reporter
for The Times. The statement was
made in answer to a direct question
from the reporter and was given with
out hesitation or evasion.
"I have no plans for further partic
ipation in politics other than to com
plete my present term as sheriff, if I
am permitted to do so," continued Mr.
Cudihee. "I have never authorized the
use of my name in connection with the
gubernatorial nomination, and have
not given the matter of making the
race serious thought. My political
ambitions have been gratified, and
when my present term is ended I shall
endeavor to make a living in some
"Resides, there are other require
ments for the democratic candidate
for governor than his selection by
himself and his willingness to run.
Candidates for office are selected
much the same as a man selects the
race horse on which he will place his
money. The party walks along the
row of stables and examines the dif
ferent animals and decides upon one
which it thinks can win out, and then
places its money on that one as a can
didate. The only thing the fortunate
candidate can do is to go into the race
and do the best he can."
Sets Rumor at Rest.
In the above plain and explicit lan
guage "the most popular sheriff King
county ever had" disposes of the re
port which has been going the rounds
in Seattle for several weeks, that he
was In the gubernatorial race. The
suggestion of Cudihee's name In con
nection with the democratic nomina
tion for governor has for its principal
foundation stone the fact that in his
compaigns in this county he has won
the only significant political victories
won by any democrat in Washington
for four years, with the exception of
that won by the late Governor John
R. Rogers. In a county overwhelm
ingly republican for the rest of the
ticket he has been twice elected sher
iff by large majorities, results which
demonstrate that he is one of the most
popular candidates for office ever
placed on a King county ticket.
The elevation of Cudihee from sher
iff of King county to be the chief exe
cutive of Washington would not but
be following the illustrious precedent
established in the election of former
Governor John M. McGraw. Governor
McGrnw was sheriff of King county
at the time of the Chinese riots of the
The names of half a dozen promi
nent democrats in different parts of
the state have been mentioned more
or less prominently in connection with
the gubernatorial nomination of the
party. The one most prominently and
most frequently mentioned is that of
former United States Senator George
Turner, late a member of the Alaskan
boundary commission. Before leaving
this state for England, Senator Turn
er announced in very firm language
that he was not a candidate, but even
that announcement has not by any
means put a stop to the discussion of
his name in this connection.
The only announced candidate for
the nomination is former Mayor Byrne
of Spokane, but his recent defeat for
re-election as his own successor rath
er puts him out of the race for the
| larger office. Other candidates men
• tioned include L. C. Gilman and Sen
! ator William Hickman Moore, of Seat
| tie; State Senator Warren W. Tol
j man and C. S. Voorhees, of Spokane;
' State Labor Commissioner . William
: Blackman, of Olyrnpia, and W. H.
! Dunphy of Walla Walla.
Asked whom he favored as the dem
[ ocratlc candidate, Sheriff Cudihee
"Why, I have not given the matter
' much thought, but a number of excel -
i lent democrats have been mentioned
as possibilities. Senator Turner
'• would be a very strong candidate, if
he would accept the nomination, or
' Senator Moore would make an excel -
' lent race. There are several other
•men mentioned, any one of whom
would make a good candidate, and. if
! elected, a good governor."
KILLED BY ELECTRICITY.
An Employe of .Electric .Company
Meets Instant Death While
Reporting to His Office.
James Crozier, a conductor on
the Virginia street line of the
Seattle Electric company, was in
stantly killed at 12:10 Wednesday
morning and three other car opera
tives severely shocked by a crossed
circuit in telephone boxes on Cedar
street, says a dispatch from Seattle.
Crozier was in the act of re
porting off at the corner of Cedar
street and Denny way when he re
ceived the fatal shock.
Dr. J. E. Crichton was at Crozier's
side a few moments after he received
the current, but life was extinct and
the body was removed to the Bonney-
Watson Co.'s morgue.
Crozier was 30 years of age and
had been in the employ of the Seattle
Electric company for amout 12
months. He was unmarried and was
the sole support of a widowed mother.
On Private System.
The telephone circuit responsible
for Crozier's death is maintained by
the Sunset company as a private sys
tem for the exclusive use of the Seat
tle Electric company's operating de
partment. The instruments, which are
enclosed in boxes, are distributed along
the various car routes.
Crozier had made his last trip for
the night and had reached Denny way
when he stopped his car and opened
the box for the purpose of reporting
off. He took down the receiver and
was in the act of signaling the other
instrument when he was electrocuted.
The current which went through his
body hurled him to the sidewalk with
great force, and it is believed that
he was dead when he struck.
Motorman L. W. Rrown of the Cedar
street line advanced toward the box
and seized the receiver. He was in
stantly shocked with a voltage suffi
cient to cause him to involuntarily
wrench the receiver from the instru
ment. Rrown was not knocked down,
however and though suffering from
the effects of the shock, he managed
to go home without assistance.
On the Same Circuit.
Though it was not known at the
time, two other operatives who were
attempting to communicate with the
operating department at the terminus,
of the Cedar street line were .also se
verely shocked a few moments rafter
Crozier received the fatal voltage.
Roth men escaped without serious in
jury. Roth telephone instruments
are on the same circuit, about ten
blocks from each other.
As soon as the conductors on other
ears realized the danger which lurked
in the boxes they hastened to notify
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the central office of the facts, and as
fas as practicable all operatives
throughout the northern end of the
city were warned not to attempt to re
port In over the system.
It is impossible to determine the ex
act causes responsible for the charges
with which the telephone wires were
laden, thousrh it is certain a crossed
circuit lay at the bottom of the
"I wish we could discourage those
cousins of yours, the Blanks,' she said
wearily. "The circumstances are such
that we have to invite them to dinner
about once in so often, and they never
by any chance decline," "Suppose,"
he said thoughtfully, "suppose you
cook the dinner for them yourself the
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