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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1914)
HIE 3IOKMNG OREGOXTAN. S A TTTT?.T i v:
VALLEY FIRMS JOIN
Co-operative Selling Agency Is
WILL HANDLE PRODUCE
Twenty-Six Leading Merchants Or
ganize and Provide Distributing
Point for Country Products.
', Bid for Alaska Trade.
Twenty-six of the leading merchants of
"Willamette Valley towns recently formed a
corporation known aa the Merchants Pro
duce Exchange. whi,ch haa secured quarters
In this city for the handling of poultry, eggs,
dressed meats and all kinds of country prod
uce. The invasion of the local field by
these men has aroused the enmity of some
of the Portland commission men. judging
from the unwarranted and malicious attack
made on the company by an evening paper.
If the new company is cutting into the
business of the old firms, aa is likely, it
would seem that a more dignified method
might be found for meeting the competition
than by misrepresenting its purposes and
the character of the men who are back of
The exchange was formed with the ob
ject in view of securing a distributing point
and selling agency In this city of the prod
ucts handled by the various members. They
are also seeking their own protection, as in
the past many of them have been victim
ized by sharpers who temporarily estab
lished themselves here, and after fleecing
country shippers departed for parts un
known. The new company is in no sense a trust.
The members are selected, one from each
town, and they are all men of the best
standing in their community. There are
plenty of other country dealers handling the
same lines, consequently there can be no
monopoly of the business.
The exchange proposes to go strongly after
the Alaskan trade, and a salesman will be
dispatched to the North to work up the
business. Having plenty of produce at its
disposal, the officers of the firm believe
they will be In a position to secure a good
part of the business.
FAVORABLE MEW OF WOOL TRADE
Mills Cannot Try Out Foreign Supplies on
Present Construction of Goods.
The Eastern wool trade takes a favorable
view of the situation, in spite of the scarcity
of business in domestic clips. Manufactur
ers must depend largely upon the product
of this country for the moment, on account
of the construction of goods now being made,
A Boston writer says:
-The mills cannot begin to dabble exten
sively In foreign wools until they start
planning for the next heavyweight season
on goods. The foreign situation, moreover,
as well as that at home, is favorable at
least to the maintenance of present values.
If not to advance. Still conservatives are
apprehensive of the future. They believe
that a dangerous situation faces the trade
and are decrying attempts to boost prices.
It Is certain that the position of mills, upon
which dealers hare to depend. Is not of
the best. They find buyers loth to pay
advances. Yet they must pay high prices
tor the raw material and see no hopes of
lower rates for some time. As the news
from abroad Indicates continued firmness in
all directions' their position does not seem
to hold any prospect of betterment."
FRTJIT AND VEGETABLE TRADE LARGE
Berries In Plentiful Supply nd lewtr Car
of New Potatoes.
The warm weather had a stimulating ef
fect on Front street trade, and business In
the fruit and vegetable lines was more act
ive than for some time past.
Plenty of berries were on band and the
market was lower. Dollars sold at S1.75
and Jessies at fl.25 to JJ1.E0. A full car
of Alameda berries will arrive this morn
ing. Receipts of Oregon berries were light.
The best sold at MOO, but most of the re
ceipts were green, and dragged at $23.50.
Cherries were more plentiful and steady
at J2.2502.5O a box. Oranges will be higher
A car of lettuce arrived and cleaned up
early In the day. All the Texas Bermuda
onions received Thursday have been dis
posed of. The first straight car of new po
tatoes of the season will arrive Monday.
Asparagus was firm. California pyramids
being advanced to 12.25. Peas were firm
and will be higher at 74 cents next week.
CLUB WHEAT NOT OFFERED FREELY
Some Pressure to Sell Bluestem Evident.
Demand Is Small.
. Trade, as usual, was quiet In all depart
ments of the grain trade. There has been
some pressure to sell bluestem, but other
kinds of wheat are fairly well held. Up
to 91 cents was bid for club with no sellers
at that figure. .
Local receipts, .in cars, were reported by
the Merchants'. Exfcb,iMVe as. follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Thursday .. .
Tr ago . . .
Season to dat
Year ago ...
mi :i2 11 5 - it
in 21 1(1 3 4
S IS 11 5 4
s n 7 2 l
7 It 14 4 B
2i 12 o e
:!S 24 2.119 135.1 2SOS
1)S 2154 2160 147 10SS
Weekly foreign wheat shipments were aa
This week. Last week. Last year.
. . . . 72.000 r.rt.nnO 344. 0O0
.... K6.0iO 6:12.000 S.OSS.0OO
... 1.712.000 1.4r.,000 720.000
FOREST GROVE HOrS ARE SOLD
Reuter Crop of Nlnrty-Slx Rales Is Takr
at Klftrrn Ccntji.
The Reuter crop of 96 bales of hops at
forest Grove was bought yasterday by
Klaber. Wolf & Netter at 15 cents. A num
ber of Jther lots were offered on the mar
ket, but dealers find It almost impossible
to interest the Eastern trade.
Xo new business haa been reported in the
contract market In this state. A Cali
fornia letter announced that Proctor had
contracted for about 30.000 pounds of So
romai at 1 and 3 514 cents.
A-dvtcea from New South Wales are that
that country has produced an average crop.
The Australian hopx were picked in March.
KCHO ttKlL8 ONE HUNDRED TONS WOOL
dip Are Roust. t at Pi-Wat Sale for Boat-on
M ere ha nt a.
ECHO. Or.. May 1. (Special.) Wool sold
today at Echo at private sale to Thomas
Ross and bought Tor -Hrrmmins & Tierce,
wool merchants of Boston. Mass.. agffre
cated. over 100 tons. The salea were as fol
Fine woo! R. F. Wislesworth sold fiO.OOO
Pounds. Howard -fc Lindsay 50,000 pounds,
E. O. Neil! 25.0OO pound.
Coarse wool Boylan & Stephens sold 40.
no pounds. Joe Monese 55.000 pounds and
William Pedro RO.O-no pounds.
The price paid waa not made public, but
as considerably higher than that paid
here a year ago.
Y-KK Market la Firmer.
The egr market was firm and In some
ejuartera 19 cents was obtained. A number
of local speculators are taking; eggs for
storage and there were also shipments to
Seattle for the same purpose.
Poultry receipts were rather liberal. A
r.umher of shipments were made to the
Pound, but some stock had to be carried
over. The best hens moved at 17 w cents
Thm-a nr. .t. - . .
v n ine outter or
Yakima Wools at Goad Price.
NORTH YAKIMA- Wah
. r i,pj.
dal.J Collin Bros., ot UUs city, closed
sale yesterday to Charles H. Green, rep
resenting the Botany mills, of Passaic, N.
of 100.000 pounds of fine wooL The
price ranged from to 17 cents. Coffin
Bros, have about 60,000 potman yet to come
In from flocks in which they are interested,
and they estimate that 150000 -sounds re
main unsold In. this district. The 1914 clip
Is estimated at 2,250,000 pounds.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
$1,673,702 Il'2.i IIS9
PORTLAND UAEKI QUOTATIONS.
Grain. Floor, Feed. Etc
WHEAT Track prices: Club. 9091c;
bluestem, 9v&96c; forty-fold, 9133192c; red
Russian. 8990c; valley, 90fj?91e.
FLOUR Patents, 14.80 per barrel;
itraishts. $4.20; exports. $3.90; valley, St so
granam. 14 80; whole wheat, S5.
BARLEY Feed. 121.59 per ton: brewing.
122.50, rolled. 2425.
OATS No. 1 white, milling. 2324 per
CORN Whole. $34: cracked. 135 per ton.
HAT No. 1 Eastern Oregon timothy,
eloirli mixed timothy, iHtflS; valley
grain hay. 1.5014; alfalfa, lrK 13.50.
MILLFEED Bran. t2424.50 per ton:
shorts, 2S.5027; middlings, 32Si33.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotatlons
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels.
J2.25f82.75 per box; lemons, 33.75 4.50 per
box; pineapples, oc per pound, bananas,
per pounyd: grapefruit. Florida. .7S(SS.73
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, 1.753 per
dozen; eggplant. 20c per pound; peppers,
30c per pound; radishes. 17fcc per dozen;
head lettuce. J2 ft 2.25 per crate; garlic,
utic pound; artichokes. 556oo per dozen;
V.I' 3'5 4-25 crate; tomatoes. tlBi.o'J
per crate; hothouse lettuce. 75cpl per box;
spinach, sc per lb.; horseradish. 8loc; rutt
baro. Hie per lb.; cabbage. 2 (a2 "40 per
10.; asparagus. s.l-jl.25 per dozen; peas,
" i?5. ': beans. 12" 15c per lb.
GREEN FRUIT Apples. 12.50 per
dox; strawberries. California. 1.251.76
per crate; Oregon, 12W4.5U per crate;
cherries. 2.25&2.50 per box; gooseberries,
100 per pound.
oiU.'1? ",BO" per ack- 4.io. Texas.
crate orale; cfornls, 2.So&3 per
POTATOES Oregon. 750 per hundred;
buying prices, OO&oijo at shipping points
sweet potatoes. "i.70-a.S pr crai. a.w lw.
fornla. Gig" tic per pound.
SACK VEGETABLES Turnips. II. car.
rota. 80c; parsnips, DOc; beets, l
Dairy and Country Pruduce.
Locai jobbing Quotations:
,oGtlIi: Fresh Oregon ranch, case count.
ISiji&lac; candled. 1914(ff20o per pound.
POULTRY Hens, 17Vac; broilers. 27"
30c; turkeys, live. 30c; dressed, choice, zi
H-2c ducks. 17ch1sc; geese, localise.
CHL,SiS Oregon triplets, la ic; Young
BUTliSR creamery prints, extra, t5o par
pound; cubes. 22c
?SKK-Ir'"'cy lOHtJlto per pound.
fc-AL Fancy. 13c per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
BALLON Cixumuu. iiiver. one-pound
tan.. Si-ja per aoxau; air-pound riita.
1.40; one-puuud l,.ut. Jit-io; A,LmMltM DUjT
tars? "tUXi. "" "veriue- one-pouiia
JUONtx Choice. 3.603.75 per rasa.
.-11JTS Walnuts, l;iuc p.r ptind;
Uiaall nuts, 2uc. luoerta. lwi6c; almond.
lBi2c; peanuts, dvunc, cocoanuut si
per aoxen. cueauiui. Uii uor Junu
4 sA?'',6SD!U vhlta, 6Hc. large white,
Dayou. 7c?a' laCi P'Dk' 6Ci M-"n. lac;
bUGAK Frutt and berry, 14.60; Honoiu a
plantation. i.aa. Beet, 4-0; extra c ft 1,
fu'MUeruu, u Ltaxreia, X.a. -
poun-'ililMMleU m ttruni 1UMo
liALT Grxnulated. (15.00 par ton: naif.
DRIED BRUITS Apple,. To&llc Der
pound; apricots, l3uc; peacl? "15?
prune, Italian. Sijlufec cum5V 1
raisins, loose Muscatel, 6 , & 7 uc b eacI
pouud; fard, 51.40 per tioL itffii,c per
.ackajte, lu o, 12 lo box. 0c; wtutl tr"'
box. iX.7bi biacit. iu-it box. T ik - r.
au-lb box, umJT black. iSb .Vox;
ler box, X.AU.
HAMS 10 to la-puuno. ioji-aiyvko. .
js-pouna. aslawiiaci x- to lS-poimoT
tZh'"'a" 26 'taadara.
..k"1 CC2ED-n" clear backs.
l-a-HD Tlercs basis. pur, uuUum.
Hops. Wool, iUdes, Etc
XSc; 1K14 contracts, 14 16c.
HtLio-urj, iut, ur .uri KooU 7c
si.eariua. ic. metu aneai,nSs. luc: sailed
.iiee, UUCIU..1; faprlu. lamoa, 10(&iio.
kip. ;c; saltea cl, xnc-. ureen iuo.1 So
oxy tiaea, "ic: Ui call, oc; ut2
c per puuna. icrea ouiia; no. -
I!?,!1'-"'' 18&-Co; -Katen. Oregon.
MUHAIK 1914 olin .i.e....
pouno, -" '-") per
AOCAilA UAKK-oia -nd new. 0o o
vFIvSH.-"ZHaIib,Ut- No" 8i4c P" Pound;
J.o. !, Slsc; s-jln.13cOregon perchVsiac.
KFP.OSENE at white, drums, bar
rels or tank wagon. 10c; special, arums of
jarrels. lavtc; cases, 17 j20njo
OASOLINB-Bulk. 10c; cases, 22o": motor
spirit, bulk. 16e; cases, liac Knslne dlsui
late, arums, 00; casea, 16o. Nuu, drums.
lc. cases, 212c
J INiiKt;i ull Raw. barrels. 6Sc; oolleu.
K W CMM" Soi boU"d. cases,
taSaf B?a TINBIn C1"" 98c Vtr -ll"i
TRADE CONDITION SOUND
FINE AGRICVLTI'RAL "OUTLOOK
PROMISES FITIRB BISIXESS.
Vnnettled "Weather Clerks Retail Dis
tribution In Esstern States aod
Hampers Outdoor Work.
NEW YORK, May 1. Dun's review will
say tomorrow :
While some beiterment is discernible in
certain branches of trade, hn others a
further moderate recession in activity is
manifest. Fundamental conditions are
sound and the agricultural outlook augurs
well for the future, yet hesitancy is gen
eral in anticipating forward requirements.
.'omplainta are etil heard. egnerinMv in
the blast, of the restraining influence of!
uubciiieu weamer. wnicn checks a full re
tail distribution of seasonable merchandise
and also hampers outdoor work.
Failures this week numbered 30S in the
inited states, against 2SJ last year, and
o3 in Canada compared with 34 a year ago.
FARMtRS BUSY WITH fPRINO WORK
Vnable to tio to Boyinrr Centers, and Coun
try Trade Is Quiet.
NEW TORK. May 1. Bradstreets will
say tomorrow :
excellent reports as to crop prospects
strikingly contrast with advices of irreg
ularity in trade and industry. Where
weather conditions have been favormhl
moderately good volume of retail business
nas neen done. At the same time, country
iraies ruie duiet. cnietly because the farm
' " . ' ; spring work 10 come
to buying centers.
Kor the week: Failures. 2S3 against 2
last year; wheat exports, S. 1st. 41S. against
I.6:S.:31; bank clearings, $3.235, 32S.OO0. an
increase ot . per cent.
NEW YORK. May 1. Lead, quiet, 8.S5
S.05: London. 1S 7s (jd. .-
Spelter dull. D.C5-P-5.10; London. 21 10a.
Copper steady. Spot and June. 13 40-S
14.00: electrolytic. 14.37 1,; lake, nominal;
Tin quiet. Spot, S3.75334.2";; July. 34.23
Antimony dull, cooksons. 7.25.
Iron quiet, unchanged.
Dried Fruit at New "York.
NEW YORK, May 1 Evaporated apples,
ALL STOCKS STRONG
Upward Swing - Continues in
SHARP GAINS SCORED
Eastern Railroad Shares Afrected by
Expectation of Iligrher Freight
Kates--March Earnings Reports
Are Favorable -Bonds Firm.
NEW YORK. May 1. The upward swing"
ta stocks was continued today with a more
general exhibition of strength than at any
other time since tne market began to re
cover, from its recent decllnss. stocks ot all
classes participated in the movement, and
In many Instances the rise amounted to two
There was no decisive change m tha spec
ulatlve situation to explain .the upturn,
which apparently was a further reflection
of the improvement which came early in
Eastern railroad stocks were especially
strong on account of expectation of higher
freight rates. Union Pacific benefited from
the ruling of the courts upholding the plan
tor distribution of the special dividend.
The turn for toe better In railroad earn
ings was- Illustrated strikingly by the March
returns of the two largest Eastern roads.
Pennsylvania reported an Increase of $851.
000 in operating Income. New York Central,
whose net earnings shrunk over $7,000,000
in the first two months of the year, showed
a decrease of only 1371.000 for last month.
Bonds were strong. Total sales, par value.
S2.27O.O0O. United States 2s coupon de
clined H on actual transactions. Bid prices
of other issues were unchanged.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Reported by J. c. Wilson & Co.. Lewis
buiidins, Portland. Closina
Sales. High. Low. Bid.
Amal Copper 28,466 "73'i "ii'vi 7"JA
Am Beet Sugar. ISOU 21 Vi 21 Vi 20
Am Can Co.... 6.7O0 2tJ& 2."4i .W
do preferred.. 500 00 hVx SDH
Am Car & Fdy.. 300 4!V4 4S'i 49i
Am Cotton Oil-. 100 40 40 3v
Am Smel & Kef 5,500 t3 ' 024 uO'4
u preferreu.. 20a loo 0a' fiOVi
Am Sugar 700 101-& 102
do preferred.. . uq
Am Tel & Tel.. 2.000 122H 120 12a
Am Tobacco ... 1.U00 Xi'Z a34 33
Atl Coast Line.. 100 121 121 121
A T & Santa Fe 2.600 54 8414 051A
do preferred 100
Bait & Ohio ... 6,200 IV- 00 y0i4
Brook R Tran.. 3.WUO 01), '4114 01 Vi
Canadian Pac .. 2o.2J0 101 1!4 '-i
S 0 2.IW0 53 S2 53
C & G W 100 12 12 la2
C N W luo 132 132 132
C, M & St Paul 1.7UO US UUV
Central Leather 4.40U 3 30H 3o")
Central of N J 300
Cblno 3,400 40 3 40
Col Fuel & Iron. 1,100 2JS" 27 2e
'"ol Southern 23
Consol Gas 600 131 130"ji 131
U L & W . s2ti.
D & K Q 12
Distilling Securi POO 16V4 ia ib".:
Erie - l2.fKl ?fl -27 at -s-L
Gen Electric ... X00 147 14."i lltf
Gt North Ore.. l.rO 33 32 32
lit North pf 8.10O 123 122H 123H
Interboro Metro. 1.S00 15 14 14
do preferred.. 3,300 62 62 62
Inter Harvester. 30t) 104 104 104
K C Southern.. 400 25 25 23
Lehigh Valley.. 10,000 130 137 139
Louis & Nash.. 300 134 134 134
Mexican Central 10
M, 15 P & S S M 4O0 123 122 " 123
Mo. Kan & Tex 4O0 1 1.1 lu
Mo Pacific 28.300 20 17 19
National Lead.. . 44
Nat Biscuit 129
do preferred.. 121
New Haven .... 8.000 71 s 70
N Y Central ... 10.S00 93 90 02
N Y, Ont & Wea 400 2i 2tt 26
Norfolk A Weet fMlO 103 103 103
North America.. KOO 75 74 74
Northern Pac .. 3.9O0 112 -110 111
Paclllc Mail ..... 24
Pacific T & T-. 100 29 29 28
do preferred 87 "
t-ennsyivania ... 2. DUO 111 110 111
People's Gas 120
Reading 68,300 164 Vi 162 .164'
nepuDuc B ec 1. i.auu -'3 22 22
Rock Island Co. 200 2 2 2 ?i
Southern Pac ..16.100 2 ftu 92
Southern Ry . .. 4.300 23 23 25
Texas Ult 7U0 143 141 143
Union Pacific .. 46.800 ! 153 15ciT
do preferred.. ..... ..... 82
United Rds S F 15
u s steci Cor.. 00.100 t)9" 57 r,9
no prererrea.. l.uo-o 101 109 109
Utah Copper .. 1,300 55 53 54
Western Union. 1.S00 62 61 62
Westing Elec .. G.20O 75 73 74
Total sales for the day, 471,000 shares.
NEW YORK, May 1. Closing quotations:
U S Ret 2s reg S1T S N 4s coupon 109
do coupon.... 96 ,N Y C Gen 3s 82 Vi
BBS! reg 101 INorth Pacific 3s 67
do coupon. 101 jNorth Pacific 4s 95
U S N 4s reg.. 109 jUnion Pacific 4a 97
Stocks at Boston.
BOSTON. May 1. Closing Quotations:
Allouez 40Nevada Con ... 14
Amal Copper... 73 ;Ntpissing Mines. 6
i" om loilorin uuue .... 2U
Arizona Com... 4iNorth Lake..... 1
B & C C & S M 5S;oid Dominion 48
Calumet & Aria 620 Osceola ........ 74
Cal & Hecla....420 "lyulncy 5y -
Centennial .... 17 jshanno 5
Cop Range C C 36lSuperlor 29
E Butte Cop M 10iSup & B Mine.. 1
Granby Con...... 80;U S S R & M34
Greene Cananea 31 i do preferred.. 44
i Aujttiio iv-ujj; ia-4xri uon 10
Kerr Lake 4Utah Copper Co 45
Lake Copper... 6 Winona 8
La Salle Copper 4 j Wolverine ..... 42
Miami Copper.. 22 Butte & 6up.... 35
Money, Exchange, Etc
NEW YORK. May 1. Call money steady.
1 (m ; .ruling rate. 1; closing bid. 1J
Time loans weaker; 60 days, 2 3; o
days. 3; six months. 3 3. Mercantile
paper, 3&4; sterling exchange firm- 60
S"; .VAI1,5' amn-, $4.8755; commercial
Bar silver, 59 c.
Mexican dollars. 4Sc.
Government bonds, easy; railroad bonds,
LONDON. May 1. Short bills. 2V42 8-1;
three months. 2 2 9-16.
. Bar silver steady, 27 3-16d.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 1. Mexican dol
Drafts Sight. 1e telegraph 3c.
Sterling exchange, 60 days. $4.84; do.
sight, $4-85; do. doc. $4.S3.
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK. May 1. The coffee market
was without feature today. The opening
was dull, unchanged to 1c lower under scat
tering liquidation, but reports of large ware
house deliveries In Europe for the month
of April checked offerings and the market
steadied, closing quiet, net 1c higher to lc
lower. Sales. 90O0. May. 8.40c; July. 8.5Sc;
September. 8.76c: Octdber, S.S4c: December
S.OOc: January. 0.05c; March, 9.18c.
Spot quiet. Rio No. 7. 8c; Santos No.
4. llc; mild quiet; Cordova. 12 -Sloe
Sugar Raw. firm.
HOG MARKET IS LOWER
rmCKS OFF" FIFTEEN' CESTS AT
I NORTH PORTLAND.
Buyers Will Not -Pay Over fSS for
Beat Grade Cattle Holdlns;
Steady Sheep Quiet.
There was a better run of stock at the
yards than usual in the latter part of the
week, IS cars being unloaded. The hog mar
ket was easier, but other lines held steady.
Steers rsnged in price In the sales from
$7.25 to 7.85 and cows and bulla sold at
The hog market had a decline of l.5 cents.
$S.55 being the best price paid during the
day. The bulk of sales were at $3.50.
Trade tn the" sheephouse was very quiet.
"Receipts were 153 cattle, 462 hogs and
Shippers were: With Cattle Centennial
Cattle Company, Red Rock, 2 cars; W. F.
Morrison. Glensbury. 4 cars.
With hogs Will Block, Amity. 1 car; A.
J. Messenger. Goldendale, l car.
With sheep Frank Correa, Echo, 4 cars.
With mixed loads J. to. Dlnsmore, West
Ftcio. 1 car- hogs and .sheep; alike Hoctor.
Goldendale, a, ear ua,t,Ue and bogs; Ward &
Harrington. Caldwell. car cattle and hogs;
Daniels & "Wallace, Lewlston. 2 cars hogs
The day's sales were
w -.trice. 1
14 steers.. 1119 $7-85 2 hogs
14 steers.. 1106 7.S5 lhog....
5 steers.. 12-4 7.70 76 hogs. . .
2 cows... 985 -5.50 8 hogs..
Sbulls... 1573 5.7; 5 lambs.
2 steers.. 1125 7.25 21 lambs..
1 steer... 1180 7.25 02 hogs
2 steers.. 1050 7.25 -lhog
Ibull... 1650 5.75 60 hogs
1 bull 1400 5.50 5hogs...
70 hogs... 139 8.55 lhog
92 hogs. . . 194 7.55 4 steers . . ,
5 hogs... 386 7.53I 48 steers. .
48 hogs..., 175 8.45t 7 steers..
2 hogs 160 8.45 Icow..
62 hoes... tufi A f't! ft
. . 131 7.00
Current locai quotations on
- " livestock XOilOW
Prime steers ".
Medium steers ...........
Choice cows ............
Medium cows ............
. . . .$7.75I8.20
. ...7.00- 7.25
.... 6.5049 7.00
. ... (.00(i 6.25
.... .00ij 7.25
.... 8.o0g 6.50
.... 6.00 1 7.50
'LIU ff i.-U
1 1 un
i0al 8.00-3 8.5S
nCttV, .... .111:.
Lambs, wool ..........
Lambs, sheared -
Wethers, wool . .
4.75 (rp 5.00
Omaha Livestock Market.
R.S,??-;7.H 2AJ?Ai-- May 1 Hogs-
of iale.: 8.158.17. ' " B f ulk
t-attie Keceipts, 400; market, strong. N-
ii iiae -r. --" o.i-u , cows ana heifers.
.50(asS.oO; Western steers, $68.50: Texas
Steers. $11-27.75: -nw nnH - 7. J . . . .
ealves. $S.2510.25. "' "'
, , - jw; market higher.
Yearlings. $.80w7.40; wethers. $.304r6 90
lambs. $T.40(b.15. .
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. Slav 1 Hn..
000; market, slow to a shads lower Bulk
of sales, $8.2-56 8.35; light, $S.13S.85;
mixed. $8.108.37: heavy. $7.90&S32:
rough. $7.908.05; pigs, $7.10(S.10.
uio rteceipts. juou; market, steady.
Beeves. $7.154n.40; Texaa ateers. $7M8.10:
H-'ZJ ? ,"u,er' 'f$: stockers and feeders,
to. 50 (3 8. 15: cows aud heifers, 3.60 8-50:
calves. $68.83. wo-ou,
.Sl'e?7K'c"pt, 70OO: market, steady. Na
tive. $4.9OlS5.50: Western. $4.00185.60; year
..ne" 5-406.85: lambs, native. $5.80tS7.10
Weatern, $5.9oioi 7.25.
SAN FKANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits.
... - w- iy j. t run
Pineapples, $L90rJ; apples, Newtown Pip
pins. $lil.5U: Hoover, $1.25 u 1.50; No k
60cS$l; Mexican limes, $,10: California
Potatoes Delta whiter, 40lj-j80c: Ore
gon Burbanks. 0c$1.2; sweets. $2,259
Vegetables Cucumbers, hothouse, $1.50
1.75; green peas, $1.75(3.3 per sack.
Eggs Fancy ranch, 24c: store 23c
Onions Australian, $4.25.
Cheese Youn-r AmT-lfnn itAitir..
1218c ".--. uw.
Butter Fancy creamery. 23vc; seconds,
fieminln 1Tlnir P.T-.I . ,
ley. 10.015 centals; potatoes, 1065 sacks"
hat :t)3 tnna '
SAVANNAH. Ga.. May 1. Turpentine
firm, 42c. Sales. 594 barrels; receipts. 742
barrels; shipments. 1500 barrels; stocks.
10,807 barrels. "-.,
Rosin firm. Sales. 1815 pounds; receipts
1819 pounds; shipments,-- 4475 pounds
stocks. 84.800 pounds. Quote: A. B. J3 45r,
$3.50; C. D, $3.80; E. 13.8003.83; F. $3 93
&3.7; G. $3.95: H. $4; I, $4.20; K. $4.40;
M. $4.70; N. $5.40; WO and WW, $5.65.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 1. Wheat. May
88Hc; July. ec: N. 1 hard, 83c No
18"SS' ",B't4i NO" 2 K".
. Barley 4358c.
Flux S1.53K G J-r9.
Chicago IHiiry Produc.
CHfCAGO. May 1. Butter Unsettled;
Eggs Receipts. 2S.S45 cases, unchanged.
London Wool Bales.
' LONDON. May"!. There were 13.760
bales offered at the wool sale today. Merinos
were at times TV per cent over the March
NEW TORK, May 1. Spot cotton quiet.
Middling, 13.lKlc; Oulf, 13.2.rc.
Dulnth Linseed Market. -
DULUTH. May 1. Lmseed, $1.55; May.
$1.55-; July, S1...7-M:.
CROP OUTLOOK BETTER
SAY RAILROAD AGENTS
Portland Representatives Find Conditions in Northwest Are Flattering
and Business Steadily Increasing Pendleton Advertises Roundup.
FLATTERING reports of crop condi
tions and the business situation in
general were brought to Portland yes
terday by William McMurray, general
passenger agent, and Harvey 3. Louns
bury, general freight agent of the O.-W.
R. & N. Company, who have just re
turned from a week's tour through
Eastern Washington and Northern
Idaho. They visited Walla "Walla, Spo
kane, Lewlston, Grangevllle and other
Important points and viewed the tribu
tary country carefully.
Crops never were better, they declare,
and business Is showing an increase
over the corresponding periods of last
C. C. Coleman, city passenger and
ticket agent for the Chicago & North
western, left yesterday for San Fran
cisco, where he will pass a two weeks'
vacation. Coleman came to Portland
from San Francisco last September and
says now that he proposes to remain
A party of 50 Norwegian residents
left Portland last night for Spokane,
where they will leave today over the
Northern Pacific for Norway to attend
the National celebration to be held
4here this month. There will be fully
ISO in the special iNortnern i-aciiic
party out of Spokane.
The Southern Pacific expects to carry
eastward this year 71,776.250 canta
loupes from Southern California, enough
to fill 5000 cars. This is nearly on per
cent more than the number shipped last
year. The shipping season begins about
May 20 and lasts about six weeks.
About eight tons of ice is required to
cool each car before the shipment starts
and the cars have to be cooled six of
eight ltmes on their way to their east
Charles H. 5!arkham, president of the
Illinois Central and of the Georgia
Central, has been elected chairman
of the board of the latter road. Mr.
Markham is a former Portland man,
having served here as general freight
agent for the Southern Pacific a score
of years ago. WHIiani A. Winburn. vlce
preeiden't of the Georgia Central, suc
ceeds Mr. Markham as president.
The Carlisle-Pennell Lumber Com
pany. It Js reported, is making surveys
for a logging line to be built from Al
pha. Wash., to the main line of the
Northern Pacific at a point between
Chehalls and Napavine. The proposed
road is to provide an outlet for lumber
from the Onalaska Lumber Company,
.which is building two mills at Alpha.
Reports of the railroads operating out
of Chicago indicate that the semi-annual
colonist season closed April 15 was
the poorest in recent years. None of
the roads carried as many passengers
as expected. Travel to Oregon and
Washington was less than half what It
was a year ago and to California about
70 per cent of that in former years.
The Southern Pacific is arranging
now to buy 5100 cars of various types,
and the lTnlon Pacific 5ooo cars, ar
rangements lor which. purchaEea were
WHEAT AREA LARGER
Record Acreage Will Be 'Har
vested in United States.
ESTIMATE EASES. PRICES
Xew Crop Months Are Lower In Clil
cago Market, but May Contracts
Are In i-Strong Hands mA
Register Xet Gain.
CHICAGO. May 1. Estimates that $.000.
000 more acres of wheat would be harvested
In the United States this year than ever
before, smashed values today for new-crop
months. May contracts, however, were- In
strong; haird. and scored- a net gain. The
market, as a whole, finished wealc at
range varylns; from Hc decline to o
advance. Corn, too, closed lrre-rular, 4o
down to Vc up, oats unchanrred to iic
lower and provisions with a loss of SV4 to
1 7 1-. c
Much activity waa shown In speculative
wheat transactions in new-crop months.
A single leading; trader alone took" nearly
1.000,000 bushels from dealers who had op
The May deliveries of corn, although
heavy, passed into strong hands, but de
ferred futures were under decided selling
pressure from bears.
Oata ruled comparatively firm,' as ship
pers received most of the May deliveries
and were expected to diminish stocks here.
Provisions eased off on account of un
loading by packers. Steadiness In the hog
market helped to prevent a more serious
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Jul- ' .86 .5? .Is-
'y .64 S . .65 .64
J"! . .3 .645a .6-4
M-V ?l , 7,-i -M .31
u'y 374 -3TH .se-y, .ausj
May 19.50 1S.50 19 42 19 4-
July 10.07 V, 1.'72 A 19.75
May 9.90 9.95 9.85 9.83
"' lO.liii 10.15 10.00 ' 10.02
Mar 10.92ii 10.95 10.S2W 10 85
July .....u.1214 11.12V, ll.oo li.il
Caeh prices were:
vneat M. 2 red. sr,c: No s
red. a '(8. 94c; No. I, hard. 3c; No. l
hard 03o; No. 2 Northern, OOtoBB; No S
Northern, oaaoac: No ' kcZZ '
K54c: No. 3 Spring. 93494V.c.
Corn No. 2. oO & 67 14 c : No yellow
67w74c; No. 3 5Se64e; No.i.Tw"?t
b"--c; No. 3, yellow. 6614c.
Rye No. 2. J-621,c.
fuget Sound tVheat siark.i.
93?:EAf JrTvlSi., M,y.,i-. 7T..-Wh--'-B'ue.,em.
red Russian. 80c '" ' ' u uuc:
baye7;eflo'ur'V'ar recelpta- bsrley 2.
hayH3. rCe P"" wneal 14- barley 10. oaU 1.
San Francisco Grain Market.
tloltr aNC fiitiSl"
diings. $30 31; shoru. $aa 2B.50"-0' ""
Call board Wheat easy. Barley strnn.
December. $1.03; May. 094c bl " M.y b?ew
biu? l-06! aoked: S-3 Port Costi. 87
steLyDN- May Croe. on passage.
Knglish country markets Firm.
French country markets Firm.
LIVERPOOL, May 1 Whe.t o.
steady. Future, vf; . I??1 ?v.ot
7s. 2-Ttd; October. 7a Vd. : U'y'
Hops at New "York.
NEW YORK, May 1 Hops Quiet.
wTir,,,;?.r.a,-mo"th" &- The stock
oeiore tne crops move
iT,hl.WeStern Paci,io has succeeded
rJl tak,n Bom of the excursion bust-
. - i ne snrlners are
Pacmc k.8 ,WiU U8e the Western
Pacific on the trip to Denver In July.
" --nicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
di.L,,seu io issue $30,000,000 of
Th .IT. refundi"t? mortgage bonds.
le Proceeds of the issue are to
be used for betterment of tha road. In-
Chicag8o.mU traCk elevatl' work in
ff0mp'lations iust completed show
, 1 April 1 the -Pennsylvania
sj stem had exactly 89.602 shareholders.
ii ? ..e largest number of stock
holders thla road has ever had and Is
API II 1, 1913. More than 48 per cent
of the Individual shareholders are
The people of Pndleton have Issued
a folder. Independent of the railroads,
advertising the. 1914 rfoundup. the dates
for which are September 24, 25 and 26
It is la the conventional- railroad fol
der form and is intended merely aa an
advance reminder of this year's event
Arrangements are being made. also,
to issue the usual supply of Roundup
folders in co-operation with the rail
roads. The O.-W. R. & N. Company has
adopted an effective way of calling at
tention to the various entertainments
and special attractions scheduled for
the Northwest this year. On the left
hand margin of each sheet of letter
paper used by the passenger depart
ment is enumerated the various events
and the dates, beginning with the Van
cower horse show this week, and end
ing with the big fairs in California
E. W. Mosher. city passenger agent
for the Pennsylvania system, has been
selected chairman of the -Transportation
Club luncheon at the Multnomah
Hotel one week from next Monday.
Mosher will dispense with the custo
mary "orator" and will confine his pro
gramme exclusively to an exhibition
Illustrating the methods of modern pas
senger solicitation. The nature of the
entertainment, he declares. Is a secret.
J. F. Davidson, local freight agent
for the O.-W. R. A N. Co. at Seattle,
and well known in Portland, has re
signed to engage in private business.
He has been, in "the service for nearly
The O.-W. R. & N. Co. haa complet
ed extensive improvements at its Bon
neville Park and will open the Summer
picnic season, there within a few
The railroads have begun to adver
tise the two big livestock shows to be
held in the Northwest this Spring. The
first will take place" at Grangevlll.,
Idaho, on. May ;8, 2d and 30, and will
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
III F ta-sis-c!
I ij t I 1 " f l.j--f-7-tJ Direct Line to Havre-Paris (France,
tit I irr-JSt'' sailings from New Tors: every Wednesdsy. 10 JL. If.
fi'z-- sailjno T trance (new ) Wed. Mav 6
LA-LORRArNTiMay IS tFRAXrE(snr) May 17 LA 8 .WO IK June. 10
UraintNt tM.t LA LOKKAINE Juosl LAFHOVl.NCK Jn.il
iFi-w;w ,ic.iunr. Twuaarupie-screw steamer.
SfKCIAL BiTl RDif SA11WGS' FKOM N KW YOKK. i P. M.
O-NE CLASS CABIN I1) aad THIRD-CLASS PasMngers Only.
'CHICAGO. Mmr iROCHAMBEAU, M.T 2.1
C. TT. Stinger. o 6th at-, A. D Charlie., ss Morrison It.; S" M. Tmyle-.
ii" , 8-.i Hv., Uorw-y B. Smith. 69 St h St.: A. O. -Sbldon. 1O0 sd St.!
H. Dickson, S4S Wac-hington s4; North Bank Koad. fith and btark ata.i k!
I). Walker, agent Union Pacific RaUay.
consist chiefly of a horse show. The
annual livestock show at Union, Or,
win be held June 4, 5 and 6 and prom
ises to attract its usual quality of
stock and quantity of visitors.
OFFER MADEF0R RIVAL
Eugene Would Buy Oregon Power
Company System in City.
EUGENE, Or., May 1. (Special.)
After three years of successful opera
tion of the municipal light plant, the
Eugene Water Board today offered to
purchase the Oregon Power Company
e'.ectric system in Eugene, against
which a rate war is pending. The of
fer names no figure, but asks the cor
poration officials to enter negotia
tions. These officials make no state
ment other than that the matter will
be submitted to their stockholders.
The Water. Board says that Eugene
has a lower rate for power and light
than any other city In Oregon. Port
land excepted, and that with the pro
posed purchase of the opposition sys
tem rates will be substantially cut. It
says the municipal system is operating
at a profit, with approximately one
half the consumers in the city on its
Eugene has a maximum rate on elec
tric lighting of 9 cents, which was cut
from 15 cents when the municipal plant
entered the field. Its maximum power
rate is S cents, with a minimum of 2.8
TWO FISHERMEN ARE FINED
Portland Men Get Too Close to Gov
ernment Hatchery at Alspaugh.
EST ACAD A. Or.TTlay ' 1. (Specia.)
Two men from Portland, C. C. Reisner
and Harry Pender, were arrested at
Alspaugh yesterday afternoon, for Ash
ing too close to the Government hatch
ery. They were brought to Estacada
by Game Warden Patton and charged
with fishing without a license and. fish
ing too close to the flshway.
The first charge was dismissed, as
it was proven that they had obtained
licenses.- but they were fined $50 each
by Justice Givens for the latter offense.
Being unable to pay their fine, rela
tives in Portland put up the required
amount and Justice Givens bought their
tickets to Portland so that they "were
enabled to return home on the 9 o'clock
DAILY SrETEOBOTLOGICAL, REPORT.
PORTLAND. May 1. Maximum tempera
ture, 78.S degrees; minimum. 52.0 degrees.
River reading. 8 A. M.. O.b feet; change In
last 24 hours, .3 foot fall. Total rainfall 15
P. M. to 5 P. M.), none; total since Septem
ber 1, 1913, 35.73 Inches; normal, 39.89
Inches; deficiency, ,4.1H Inches. Total sun
shine, 14 hours 20 minutes; possible, 14 hours
20 minutes. Barometer (reduced to sea level)
u P. M., 20.97 inches.
Bajcer . .....
Les Moines ...
Klamath Falls .
Los Angeles . . .
New Orleans . .
New York ....
North Head . .
Victoria. B. C.
Walla Walla .
ooi s vr
0(11 1 SE
OOI 4 N
001 S E
00 6 W
42 4 3
OO 20 NW Cloudy
mi' o is w .Clear
Oil I NK (Cloudy
00 2P NW Clear
.00 24 NWlKoggy
OO 10 W !Pt. cloudy
.0OJ 6N 'Clear
O0 8 S Clear
,oo! 4 NE Clear
rxi 6(SW Pt. cloudy
.0OH4 NW Clear
on! HiN 'Clear
.00) 8 NWiCloudy
0 -SIN (Clear
00 R SW Cloudy
00 4 SW Clear
001 4 W (Cloudy
A well-defined low-pressure area is cen
tral over New Mexico and a moderate hlith-
pressure area overlies the Lake Region. The
barometer Is relatively low over the Cana
dian Northwest and relatively high along
the North Hacinc coast. r-nowers ana
thunder storms have occurred in the South
ern Rocky Mountain states and In California
south of the Tehachapl. Jt is much warmer
In the Upper Mississippi v alley, wtine else
where the changes lu temperature have been
The conditions are favorable for fair
weather In this district Saturdsy except in
Southeastern Idaho, where showers will oc
cur. It will b cooler in Oregon, except
near tho coast.
Portland and vicinity Fair, cooler; -westerly
Oregon Fair, cooler west portion except
near the coast; westerly winds.
Washington Fair: westerly winds.
Idaho Fair except showers southesst por
tion. EDWARD A. BEALS,
Two-Thirds Heglster at Union.
UNION. Or.. May 1. (Special.)
With the close of the registration
books today at S P. M.. 60 voters had
registered, leaving fully a third of the
legal voters unaccounted for. One
hundred and sixty-eight of the regis
trations were women. Republicans out
numbered the Democrats about two to
one. The Progressive a,nd Prohibi
tionists were scarce. A few Socialists
and fewer independents are on the
lists. So far very little interest has
been manifested in the coming pri
maries. Man Killed at Eagle Creek.
ESTACADA. Or.. May L (Special.?
Max Huggins, of Eagle Creek, was
killed while felling trees, by being
struck on tne temple. A widow and
lather and mother survive.
If you ask the
student of paving
should be used?"
the answer will
always be Bitulithic
J. C. WILSON & CO.
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