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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1914)
FISCAL YEAR DATA
TELL GIFS STORY
Barley, Oats, Hour, Hay, Cat
tle, Hogs and Sheep AH Gain
in Year 1913-1914.
POSTAL FIGURES BRIGHT
Building Permits Are More Numer
ous and More Persons Are
' I'sing "Water, Telephone and
Electric Light Service.
tn a number of important respects
the statistic of business during the
fiscal year endingr yesterday do not
reach, the high totals established dur
ing the corresponding year ending June
Decreased totals are shown in the
following departments: Bank clearings,
volume and number of real estate
transfers, volume of building permits,
customs receipts, marriage licenses and
A comparison of the two years shows
encouraging results in the following
lines: Postal receipts, number of
building permits, number of water, tel
ephone and light users, receipts of all
cereals, excepting wheat, and live
stock. The bank clearings for the year end
ing yesterday show a total of $617,
S04.588.01, against $662,774,948.56 for
the preceding year, a decrease of
slightly over $45,000,000.
Clearlnea Are Compared.
The clearings In June, this year,
total $44,721,934.60. against $49,345.
S05.36 for June. 1913, a falling off for
the month in excess of $5,000,000. In
June. 1912, clearings totaled $43,678,
657.06: in 1911, $43,992,916.49. The
snowing for June of this year therefore
is better than those for 1912 and 1911
and still better than for the years 1910
and 1909. In June of the latter year
the total clearings were only $30,043.-
84The clearings for the respective
months of the last two fiscal years are
1912-1913. I 1913-1914.
July 47,wr..23!).s;july .J 4!J,B74.24.
Ol.!J,o. wfjirin .. .
50.S.6S.93;De;. . .
49,345. &Kj.:;S June... .
Nov. .. .
Jan.. . . .
April. . .
Total. $862.774. 94S.56 Total.. $617.304.5SS.Ol
Deeda Total $12,60344.
For the year 1913-1914 15.634 deeds
were recorded, covering the sale of
real estate, the reported consideration
of which totaled $12,680,844. During
the preceding fiscal year 17,136 deeds,
a larger number, were filed, the con
siderations amounting to $15,276,789.
Based on these figures, realty sales
underwent a slump of $2,596,945 for the
year. As a large number of deeds
pave nominal considerations of from
$1 to $10, this comparison cannot be
taken as a positive criterion. There
seems to be an increasing tendency to
record only nominal considerations,
and it may be that if actual cash con
siderations of all transactions were
known the two years would not be far
apart. The fact that" the number of
deeds filed ran about the same each
month of the two years would bear
out this impression.
The month of June, 1914, makes a
dismal showing alongside the same
month of the preceding year. This year
the 1234 recorded deeds in June total
$77,746. contrasted with 1238 deeds
and $1,789,766 for June. 1913.
Except for July, 1913, March and
May. 1914, the year 1912-1913 has the
better of the comparison, month by
month. The number of transactions
never were over 1733 and never under
1186 for any month of the two years.
Transfers Total 915,376,780.
The real estate transfers for 1912-
co? havino- hppn collected In 1913
1914! against $707,950 for the previous
year, the decrease of about 10 per
cent being charged to the new tariff
schedule. Duties for . 1912-13 were
$684,259 and for 1913-1914 were $583,
793. Collections in June were $61,
823.57, of which $60,280.23 represented
Collections at Portland for 1912-1913
were $689,259 and duties $678,170.65,
and for 1911-1912 collections were $650,
513.40 and duties $646,211.92. It was in
1913-1914 that the outside ports were
brought under the jurisdiction of the
PoDtofflce Steadily Grows.
The 1913-1914 fiscal year showed a
growth In each department of the Port
land Postoffice. The savings deposits
climbed to almost the $1,000,000 mark
and every other department showed a
marked advancement, in spite of sev
eral retarding conditions.
In June, 1914, the savings- deposits
.J . ot train rf S10.622. While
those for the entire year exceed $900,
900. About $75,000 of deposits has
been converted into 2 per cent Donas,
brintfins the total approximately to
In June, 1914, X433,bZS was nanuieu
in money order remittances from other
offices. This is more than $100,000 in
excess of May.
The total savings oeposns m
vr 1912-1913 were $769,817. The de
posits in 1913-1914. therefore, show a
gain, exclusive or iunos cunveiieu
bonds, of approximately $130,180. The
growth of postal savings accounts was
retarded materially bythe new county
tax law, aa many people were obliged
to draw upon their accounts to pay
taxes in March. In the stamp and
money order departments a gain of
$46,795.87 has been maae in we yem
Just closed. The business in June,
1914, was $92,000, or about $1000 greater
than June of the year preceding. A
similar ratio of growth has been main
tained almost tnrougn me year.
The total stamp and money order
H.:,a fnr 1512-1913 was $1.163,5 10.28 ;
for 1913-1914 it was $1,210,306.15.
The Portland office was tne oniy
Pacific Coast office that made a gain
last month. Postmaster Myers says
he believes that Portland has made a
higher proportional advance in stamp
and money order business than any
other city on the Coast.
All Grains Except Wheat Gain.
The wheat receipts of Portland for
m 19.1 91 4 show a decrease, compared
with the preceding year, but barley,
oats, flour ana nay. ramc
sheep show considerable increases.
r ,k. ...,!t of rattle, not
uwius w -
so many were marketed as during the
preceding period. .on
Wheat recepts at roruanu
Oil nmn iled bv the Merchants" Ex
change aggregated 20,525.700 bushels.
Thi3 was within 910,000 bushels of the
onmhlnnri1 receiDts of Seattle ana J.a-
coma in the same period.
Compared witn tne prcceums,
there was a decrease oi i.isi.tw
bushels in the local receipts. This is
explained by the fact that the 19 1J
crop in the Nortnwest was ugjn
ian Portland's wheat re
ceipts in the season just closed compare
with those or tne preceums
follows: . ,
1913-1S14 S. t;S 9'JO
t, . lola or thn Pueet Sound
ports In the past season were as fol
lows: , .
Total Puget Sound 21,435,700
- ... . t i a tion wheat Port-
in till UH1K1 iai. w.- - , ' ,
land's receipts showed material gains.
There was a , large Daney cruy iio..
year and the local receipts m
cereal were as follows;.
1913-34 ' 25'"?
The oats crop was also heavy and
Receipts of oats at roruana were.
The eain in local receipts of
Is shown as follows:
There also was a larger movement
In hay to this market, the receipts
for the two years comparing:
The total market value of the cereals.
j The transfers
ment!!. ... l.SSS
. .. 1.457
. . 1.40U
.. 1.3 ttf
eration. $ 1.4O0.23S
1,44. 44 (I
for 1913-1914 were:
eration. $ 2,3i;o,t.3
Total 15.634 J12.6S0.844
While the number of building permits
Issued during the 1912-1914 year ex
ceeded those for the preceding 12
months, the latter were of larger ag
For 1913-1914, 6923 instruments au
thorized buildings at an estimated cost
of $453,105, while In the previous year
the 6702 authorizations, a smaller num
ber, called for buildings costin- $13,
238,524. In June. 1914, 531 permits were is
sued by Building Inspector Plummer
for a total of . $534,435, against 4z
permits totaling $947,135 in June, 1913.
Since January 1, 1914, in lact, since
the end of September, 1913, each month
has shown a decreased total, as com-
oared with the corresponding month of
the rear previous. However, the
months of August and September, 1913,
excelled those months of 1912.
The number of building permits and
denominations, by months, for 1912-
The same figures for 1913-1914 show:
August . . .
October . .
; 8,923 $9,453,105
Customs receiDts for the district of
Oregon, which includes Portland, Asto
ria. Coos Bay and Yaquina Bay, were
T17E MORNING OREGOXIA
flour and hay received at Portland In
the past year was about. z,uuu,uuv.
Local grain receipts held up well in
June, this year. The quantity of wheat
received was less than in the same
month last year, but barley and oats
arrivals showed gains. Receipts of
wheat last month were 312,000 bushels,
and In June, 1913, 682,600 bushels. The
difference was due to the earlier clean
ing up of the crop in the season just
There were 127 cars of barley brought
to Portland in June, 1914, as against
31 cars in the same month last year.
Oats receipts were 102 cars, against
83 cars last year; flour, 152 cars, as
against 222 cars; and hay, 90 cars,
compared with 89 cars a year ago.
Livestock worth nearly $6,500,000
was handled at the Portland Union
Stockyards in the past six months. The
volume1 of business showed a good in
crease over that of the first half of
1913. A total of 3511 cars of cattle,
hogs and sheep was received at the
yards, against 3224 cars in the same
period last year.
June, 1914, also was a big month for
business, the run being the largest of
any single month since the stockyards
were established, and 100 cars greater
than were received in June of last
In the statistics for the six months
period, the most noticeable improve
ment has been In the hog division, the
gain in receipts this year having been
over 17,000 head. This is the direct
result of the active campaign in favor
of hog growing in the Northwest that
has been waged by Secretary O. M.
Plummer of the stockyards company.
There also was a large increase in the
marketing of sheep, but fewer cattle
were disposed of, owing to the scar
city of these animals.
The comparative statistics m
ceipts for the first half of 1914 and
- ...I., a mj mia Inc.
.!TKi81 40.M1 "1880
.. 1.164 1.949 "Jbo
..149.350 135.080 14,2-i
.. 3,517 3,224 293
in Woman's Life
CAoinln lr tho Tint 111 Oil th Of thlS
and last year compare as follows:
.1,1 51. 600
The statistics of the Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company oisyiay
substantial Increase in tne i.un.uo.
of natrons who have traveled on its
lines in Portland.
Both Phones Shore Gain.
Th records of the two telephone
companies also show a listing of new
subscribers materially in excess of the
total number of those for tne iiscai
year preceding. -.
During tne six montns emuo j
1, 1914, there were 2832 water permits
i,,aH Tbii includes new services and
permits for additional fixtures. There
were 1550 new users given service u-.-Ing
the six months. The permits for
new users were Issued by months as
follows: January 270, February 229,
March 283, April 254, May 239, June
Thn averaee each montn was iou
permits for new users, which is a little
nder the average lor lau.
There was a considerable falling off
In the number of marriage licenses ror
the first half of 1914, compared witn
the first half of 1913. The meaicai ex
amination law. which went into effect
the first of this year, is held respons
ible for this decrease. The number of
licenses from January 1 to June iu,
1914, is 1066, and the number for tne
same period last year was 1637. There
7K iif.pnQi.il iasmed last month
and in June. 1913, there were 312.
MAN'S BODYHALTS TRAFFIC
Huge Flywheel Causes Tragedy
Which Worries Car-Riders.
SAN FRANCISCO, June SO.-r-For five
minutes today passengers on tho Cali
fornia Street Railway fumed at an un
explained stoppage of the cable cars.
In the meantime employes at the
powerhouse were removing the frag
ments of Mario Claudlo's body from a
huge flywheel. Then the wheel began
to turn again and the cars to move
ti t. .. a n A-vruarloTifo tnnVa ha
All JlUlllfXi - w
motherhood as the wonder of wonders;
The patience, the
fortitude, the sub
lime faith during the
period of expectancy
are second only to
the mother love be
stowed upon tha
most helpless but
most marvelous cre
ation a baby.
Women are quick
ather those helpful agencies that aid to
comfort, and yet are perfectly safe to use
and among these they, recommend
It Is entirely an external application
designed to lubricate the broad, flat
muscles and skin that protect tha
abdomen. It has been in favorable use
for nearly half a century and Is known
to mothers in almost every settled com
munity In the United States who highly
recommend it. You will find it on sale
In drug stores. "Mother's Friend" is
utterly harmless, contains no deadening
drugs, very beneficial, very soothing and a
Get a bottle of "Mother Friend" to
day at any drug store and write to us
for our instructive little book to mothers.
Address Bradneld Regulator Co., 313
Lamar Bldg., Atlanta, Ga,
speed laws of Wasco County. If you'll
send a man to look after It he can
stay free of charge here at my place,
five miles from The Dalles, and I will
furnish him a horse and buggy to go
on the roads to see what is going on
here. If you haven't the authority in
West's place turn it over to the man
SHINGLE MILLS TO CLOSE
Employes in Washington Will Xot
Work for Less Wages.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 30. One hun
dred shingle mills in Western Wash-
inton will be closed tonight for the
annual Fourth of July holiday. Next
Monday the employes will be offered
employment at a reduced scale of
The employes, who are organized.
have announced through their union
officers, that they will not accept a
reduction of wages, but are willing to
remain idle until the price of shingles
rises. No attempt to employ new men
will be made, and the mills will be
closed indefinitely. The smali amount
of building throughout the United
States has resulted in an overproduc
tion or sningies.
REPUBLICANS HAVE LEAD
Party Registers 57,324 in Total of
113,877 at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCoT June 30. (Spe
cial.) The San Francisco registration
Is as follows:
Republicans, 57,224; Democrats, 25,
143; Progressive, 21.523; Socialists,
4870; Union Labor, 550; Prohibitionists,
555; Socialist Labor, 15; no party, 3897;
The registered men umber 75,496
and the women 38,381.
MANY HEAR DR. GUNSAULUS
Chinese "Mark Twain" Also Is
Chautauqua Speaker at Salem.
SALEM, Or., , June 30. (Special.)
One of the largest crowds in the his
tory of the Salem Chautauqua heard
Dr. Frank Gunsaulus, the noted Chi
cago clergyman, speak tonight.
is'g Pon Chew, "the Mark Twain of
the Eastern World," spoke this ' aft
ernoon on the "New Chinese Republic."
The meeting will continue the remain
der of this week and all of next.
For baby's comfort Santiseptlo Lotion.
ii cia i i av
r?nrki rrC9 T A sins arm. hmtt
Are you buying your little requisites r iwjivm. u. o i -r
getihe RIGHT price, and TRADING STAMPS bedes Gei "jJJ
Stamp Book today and begin your vacation RlGHT. DOUBLE STAMPS all day
Si Sale of Traveling Bags
fr We were so successful
in our last sale or .
Traveling Bags that we
decided to put the same
on again when the ship
ment arrived. We have
hut three dozen this
time, and if they go as jCZl
fast as the last ship-
Mifinl TrftTt '11 lifli'o in opt
around early. A genuine leather, three
piece, sewed back Bag, reinforced corners,
leather lined a Bag that looks like $15.00
for stvle and appearance. Regularly $8.00
for $5.95. Three days only.
One Mirror (wooden) $ 75
One Ebony Hair Brush $1.25
One Coarse Comb $ -50
Total v.... .$2.50
Special this week. $1.98
Combination Beach and Bath Cap. Iflr-
ularly $2.75. Special S2.JS
Rubber Corsage Bouquet. .SO to lot
JULY 4 SUGGESTIONS
Thermos Bottles (will keen hot 24 hours,
cold 72 hours) $1.50 to $3.50
Thermos Drinking Cups, nested, set of
six, with handles $1.25
Aluminum Drinking Cups, nested, sctof
six, special 85?
25c After-Dinner Mints 19r5
40c Nonpareils S
25c Hoarhound Drops 19f
Ansco Cameras, Buster Browns, $2.00
and Up Developing and Finish in
Rose Water Glycerine 10 and 25t
Spirits Camphor 10r aad 25
Crystal Corn Cure ..25
Witch Hazel (Dickinson's best) 15S 40
Peroxide Tooth Powder 25
"First Aid" (to the injured) $1.00
Gauze Bandage3 10t?
Stearate of Zinc (for chafing) ... ...20'
In?ersoll Watch "Vi
Safety Razor (a good one) 15C
Peroxide Hydrogen 1 C
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
Cucumber and Elder Flower Cream, spe
cial at ftn'J J3
Peerless Almond Cream ZiC and .Oc
Regular 25c Toilet Soap, 10c. 3 for 2."c
Liberated Tooth Powder, lurgc size, 25f?
Imperial Toolh Paste 2."c
Alarm Clocks, while they last U.iC
Novel Corn Knife lOtf
Toxido (for poison oiik) H-
A good Pocket Knife. $1.00
Alder Street at
INCOME -IS SHORT
Government Receipts Behind
' Treasury Estimates.
ONE DAY NOT FIGURED IN
Receipts for June 30 Must lie $31,
118,528 to Bring Year's Total
Expected Yesterday's Were
WASHINGTON, June SO. Treasury
receipts for Monday aggregated 7,
S78.464.64 -and brought the total to
date for the fiscal year, closing to
night, to $701,881,471.60. Today's re
ceipts, which will not be made known
until ' tomorrow, must reach $31,118,
626.40 to bring the year's total to
$733,000,000, the department's original
estimate. ... .v..
In 1913 the total receipts for the
tn thn nierht of June 29 ag-
J ' Z ..... rr .. mfi ES8 -
48.13 in excess of the amount tor tne
rf iavn tnia year, re
ceipts from corporation and Income tax
assessments on monaay lSKrM.i
$2,381,461.13. Many great corporations
do not pay their taxes until the last
day of the flscal year and It Is con
fidently believed that today s cona
tions were unusually heavy.
The Treasury Department estimate
of receipts for the flscal year whloh
closed tonight Is $733,000,000 or $31.
118.628.40 more than had been received
at the close of business on Monday.
New York Customs Fall Off.
NEW YORK. June 30. Customs du
ties collected at New York during the
Tim-Hi year, ended Jun SO, tPtl'l
1197 078.S07. a dec rease from inn re
ceding year of $n.ls..tno, l was an
nounced bv Du.llcy Field Mulone. Col
lector of the foi t. tontglit. Import
of merchandise were $1,4.70,4H.
Increase of I4HR.8J.).
Imports of geld and Mlver amountel
to $47,753,112. a decrease of $S.14.94,.
Domestic exports of these ineUU
showed an Increase of $..' 1.4 .
Furnished apartments. Restaurs tit
In connection. J. Tyberg, liearhnri.
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TTriT rr Mrori Micnn Fnoiand vnuid nave oeen invaaea ana pernaps uxr
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t? v -rTtocr a nflvfll rtrnvpf. Never wes man more
. i t- i i ujmj nor onlvkr all of England s oeoDle who oreatnlesay
: i , ro f k;e tdlmrj virtories. but bv everv man or his tleet. A. true
awaiioj new v w - f . - . ....
Anglo-Saxon, he detested tyrannous powers and legislative usurpations of every
i . i r t 1 1. . rA "tvViVtn nfirfmpntc fovErnin? trie diet or
m r t t- s t" f
onod rood, ouaweiser ueer lor v years v&. wi . -a -
Se ancient art of braving. The output,due to Quality and Pu. has increased evy yar until lgo en
are dany required to keep pace with the public demand Dudwaser sales exceed any other beer by
millions of bottles. Aw-fflKCH-SC WUistuA.
Bottled only at the horne planE.
Distributors Portland, Oregon
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A I i 11 VV7
List your property
now for examina
tion and appraisal.
If we sell it, you
merely pay our reg
There is absolutely
not one cent of cost
to you if we do not
THE degree of dig
nity and class
attached to a trans
action "at auction"
upon the method
and principles ob
served by those who conduct it.
The great stock, wool, wheat, cotton ami
other world markets where commodities arc
exchanged by means of open bidding, are sim
ply and purely an auction. And because these
auctions are conducted on a high standard of
business integrity it is considered a privilege
to be entitled to participate as a buyer or
senerin fact, the privilege oftentimes sells
at a high price. We propose to conduct
An Auction of Real Estate
At Regular Intervals
in the same creditable way so that it will
build for this concern a permanent and suc
If you have property that you wish to sub
mit, we invite your inquiries, by phone, mail
or in person.
NOTE We have several Inquiries for hlirh-r!Fs business, hotel
" and apartment-house properties.
MEIZGER & GOODKIND AUCTION REALTY CO.
401-402 Title and Trust Bldg., Portland, Or.
n o n n-p ao. O-O c o
That's the Pennsylvania idea cjf
railroad Service. Not to center r per
fection in a single train nor oni
important run. ALL txa'r-s over
are required to maintain a high
is one of the daily, All-Slee!, AH-Pullman
Limited to New York. Leaves Chicago
10:30 nu, after arrival of morning Trains
from San Francisco and Pacific Coast points.
ForMlartic1Tsrciard. H. JJ:K,X
Pvllmaa reservations, etc V, 7 fiatlwav f-r,-ir B-tId,nx
o o p o- qw'-oin Q
11)0.215 short of the. year 181J-1J,