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THE HORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY. AUGUST 29. 1914.
CANADA BUYS OATS
Purchases Are Being Made at
PRICE SHARPLY ADVANCED
Demand From California Adds to
Strength of Market Active
Trade in Club Wheat at
Reports were, again current yesterday,
thia time coming from Idaho of oats fcelng
dmi.ht fnr shmment Into Canada. The
country markets in that quarter were ex
cited aa a consequence. It haa been
known for aome time that the English army
.,.,,....., were buvlna- ud oau In Canada.
where the crop, particularly In the Alberta
district, waa not a large one.
There la alao a California demand for
can and purchaaea were made on this mar
ket for shipment south. The crop in the
Northwest ie lighter than waa eipected.
Falouse reports saying the yield there Is
40 par cent less than laat year, and the
atrong Inquiry haa therefore put prices up
fst At the Merchants Exchange yesterday-
130 was paid for a lot of 10O tons of
white feed oats. Two lots, each of 100
tons, were sold earliT at S29.T5.
No trading in barley waa done on the
exchange, but there were advances of 25
to M cent in the bid price of feed and
brewing The country was alap strong,
with sales of feed b.rley at prices equal to
.'J here. The San Francisco barley mar
ket closed firm.
The local wheat market waa higher all
round. There waa no trading In milling
arade. but export wheat waa
Twenty thousand bushels of cluo were so d
on call at M to 84 cents, advances f 9 to
r, centa over the prevloua day's bids. Five
thousand bushels of red Russian were take..
. cents, a gain of 3V r
Thursday's bid.. There I. OrtiM. j
qulry for grain and a Japanea. atean.er la
now loading wheat at Tacoma.
Bids for bluestem were advanced 1 cent
on the exchange to I1.08S. but the low.it
price asked was U In " W"a
section sales of bluest.m have been made
t a price equal to here.
Th. local lour market waa unchanged at
5 30 for patent!. Som. of the country
mills are asking 13 centa over this price.
Export Hour 1. quoted at M NT
and S4.20 for cutoffs. One hundred tons
of bran was sold on the exehang. at -o.
a- advance of 80 centa There waa
imllar rise In shorts, but t.o sales.
Local receipt!, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Monday m ? J?
Tuesday i , 9
Wednesday JJ 3 2 I
Thursday g 6 4 4
Friday . , " 1 4
Year ago J 40S 1B;i jib
Season to "ate. IMS 18 ! T 427
Tear ago . ...1"1.. --
MARKET FOR WWW. STIMULATED
Improved Demand for Goods Helps Raw
Reports from New York of an Improved
demand for good, are the most encouraging
thing In the present situation aa regard!
the wool market. Th. trade was greatly
timulated by the report during the past
we-? that a leading New England mill 4
fully aold lta lines, especially of dress goods
and withdrawn from the market. The buyer
for the particular mill In question, more
over 'a ..id to hav. been much lntere.ted
In th. raw material at the same time.
As the good, situation in this country
he. improved, so the leading woolmen state
?hat their position i. more confident and
favorabV. Many mil! buyer. hM
active and th. Inroad, into th. .upply of
domestic clip. ar. commencing to create
a rather serious condition of stocks. Turn
te to foregn grades, the outlook is similar
because of shipping condition An instance
of thl.- 1. the declln. In '" ' gg
Tor and Boston In th. paat week. Th.
7o,a. ha. been the smallest .Inc. Jrt
35. except for the week ending May ... at
HARRIS BMATX JJTJYER OF HOPS
English Crop Is Coming Down Lighter Than
Jo..ph Harris yesterday contracted for
51o 000 pound, of 1914 hop. at U cent, in
"e independence and Dalla. sections. Deal,
for -5.000 pound, more were pending
K strong California market wa. "por ed
.n wir.7 from that st.t.. Hal, bought 123
bales of 1913 Ponom.s at 17 cents.
A London cable wa. a, follows: Esti
va.. English crop a. 3.-.0.000 cwt Corning
down lighter than expected. London mar
ket advanced today 5 shillings to 13- .Wi
rings (29 cenTs)." A letter received from
ondon written 13 day. ago laid the crop
IS then estimated at 300.000 cwt.. which
r"ws ihat estimate, have since then been
Manger & Henley, of London, who are
v,u." early with their prediction,, cabled
yesterday they could make no estimate of
the English crop, but it. quality would be
good They added that It wa. Impossible
to get information from the Continent.
LOCAL PEACH SUPPLY 19 LARGE
Melon. Are Cleaning Cp-Car of Tokay.
Peach reeolpts were larg. yesterday, es
pecially from points on the Upper Columbia.
The demand was good and pricei were gen
V car of Tokay grape, arrived and sold
well at $1.50. Other grape, were steady.
Watermelons were well cleaned up and
the market wa. firm. Good cantaloupe,
were .toady. Shipment, from California
have practically ceased.
The banana market Is very firm with
further advances at the Gulf port!.
CREAMERIES BEHIND WITH ORDERS
Fresh Batter Output I. Smaller Poultry
Th. butter market was in very firm po
sition yesterday. The make is small and
some of th. creameries are running behind
In their order.. Price., however, ar. not
likely to be changed.
Egg. contlnu. firm at th. former price,
with receipt! declining.
Laga arrivals of poultry caused a weaker
market. Hens sold at 1414Vi cent, and
.springs cleaned up at It c.nta. The tone
of th. dressed meat market waa also easier.
Bank clearings of th. Northwestern cities
yesterday were a. follows:
Portland J1.S91.919 1171,456
spittle 1.3SS.9S7 310.659
Tacoma 2I2.92S 40.060
Spokane 421.315 105.S90
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Lool lobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges. 2.503.2J
per box: l.mon.. $909.50 per box; ba-ra-as
4Hc par pound: grapefruit. Cali
fornia. J2.T33; pomegranate!. $1.75 p.r
box- pineapples. 8 7c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. 50c per box:
eggplant. So per pound: peppers. 697i.se per
pound: head lettuce, $1.70 per crat.: arti
choke. 1 per doxen; tomatoes 4065c per
crate: 'cabbage. m2c per pound; peas. 50
6c per pound: beans. 46c per pound; corn.
$.'..1-3 per sack; celery. 50iS0c per dosen.
ONIONS Yellow. $1.25 per sack,
GREEN FRUITS Apples, new. 75cO$1.75
box' cantaloupes, 25e$1.25 per crate:
peaches 400c per box; plums. 50c $1;
watermelon, 80Oc per hundred: ca.abae,
$1.S0S2 per doxen; pears. 75c1.10 per box:
grapes, 85c1.50 per crate.
POTATOES Oregon. l!4o per pound,
sweet potatoes. 241 Sc.
Grain. Flour. Feed, Etc.
Merchanta- Exchange, noon session:
Wheat Bid. Asked.
Bluestem 1-08 Vi M
Forty-fold M '
Red fife 'V4 -94 V,
No. 1 white feed -0.00
No. 1 feed
Brewing 23.80 .......
Rr in 2b. OU
All quotations for prompt delivery.
sales . ...
5000 bushels club .
5000 bushels club
5000 bushels club JJ
5000 bushels club JJ
5000 bushels red Russian '?;
100 tons oats So i?
100 tons oata JJ.
100 tons oata 30.00
100 tons bran
MILUEED Spot prices: Bran. 12525.50
per to:., shorts. Jl'S.JO; rolled barley. J23.oU
FLOUR Patenta. $5.20 per barrel,
straights, S4 40: graham. 5.20; whole
wheat. SS.40; exports, I4&4.J0.
CORN Whole. 137 per ton; cracked. I3S
HAY Old timothy. Eastern Oregon, $13
eio: n.w-cron timothy, valley, $12.5013;
grain hay. J Si 1". alfalfa. $116 12.
Dairy and Country Prodac.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon rancn. case count.
20c: candled. 29030c.
POULTRY Hens, 14Httc; Springs.
16c; turkeys, 22c; dresied, choice, 2ac;
ducks, lltfljc; geese, luc
BUTTEh creamery print!, extras. 35.
per pound: cubes, Sic; .torage. 28 28 He
CHitSfc Oregon 'rfpiata. juobr- auyUtji
price, lc per pound f. o. b. dock Port
land; Young America. 17c per pound.
pnp v Rirrk. Uc Der pound.
VEAL Fancy, irHc per pound.
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia Klver one-pound tails.
$2 2i pe' doxen; half-pouna -lata. $1.40; on.,
uojnd flan. i'.4j. Alaaka pink, one-pound
tails, bjc: silversides. one-pound talis. 11.25.
HONEY Choice. Ki.Z0XtJ.iO per case.
NUTS Walnut.. 144 200 per pound; Bra
til nuts, 16c; fllb.ru, lsllc; almonda, 119
-8c peanuts, 66isc; cocoanuta, $1 p.r
co!.n. chestnuts, Si.10e per pound; pe
BEANS small whit.. Sfcc; arg. whits,
afec; Lima, c; pink tM9i Mexican. ; ,
COFFEE Roasted. In drums. 1S9J7C p.i
SUGAR Fruit and berry. $7.55; beet,
$7 ai, extra C $7.36; powdered, in barrels.
SALT Granulated. $15.50 p.r ton, half
grouna. lUUa, $10.V5 per ton; 50s, $11.50 '
ion, dairy. $14 per ion.
RICE No. 1 Japan. 5KO'Mc; South.ra
b.ad, l:iic; island, sJ$VsS.
DRIED FRUITS Apples. 1041911a p.r
pound; apricots, 14916a; p .acnes, $9110;
prunes, Italian., luellifec; currants, iVac,
raisins, loose Muscatel, tii isc; olsach.a
ihompion, llc; unbl.acn.d Sultanas, la;
s.eaed, o; aaies, P.raian, 70I4a p.i
pound; fard $1.4u p.r box,
fioo Packages, i-os.. 50 to box. $Lli
tackaac; lu-oa., 1 to box, buc; white, 2$-la.
oox, .1.75; black, M-lb. box. $1.75. o.aca.
no-lb. box, 4-.oo. black, lu-ib. box,
calkrab canal Us, MM l$h box, .0. am raa,
par lox. $i.5u.
Hops, Wool. Hides, Etc.
HOPS 191 crop, 16917c; 1914 con
PELTto Dry, ISc: dry .sort woo,. Ic; dry
sheai'inss. luc each; green suear.ngs, 150
ooc Caen: bpring latiios, 344V2So; green
yell.. ,iU i L mowi, wvt . " 'J owv ,
graafl iamos, July, 05c; August, 75c
HIDE& saltea hides, li pec poun;
salt kip, 14o; salted ca.r, lsc; green nia.s,
lie; dry h.aes, 25c; dry calf, 28c; saltsa
Duus. luc per pouna; gieen bulls, siao,
WOOL igll.y, .! s 4 ..iv. ..astern Or..
MOHAIR Ul clip. 27 Mc per pvund.
FISH Halibut, 66c; clilnook salmon, 7
0Sc; sliver salmon. c; black cod, 8c;
ling cod, 5c; silver smelt, 24Jjoj salmon
CAtiCaiM BARK- ..d now, 4ni
HAMS 10 to 13-pound, 21)4 922 0; 11 t
14-pound. 21022)ic; 14 to 18-pound, 81 H
SSKtti skinned, lsfctgsiic; picnic, ISO.
BACON Fancy. $09820; standard. SI0
DRY SALT CURED Short clear backs,
14Q17c; exports, 15017c; plates, lliac.
LARD Tl.rce basis: Pure, ls012c, coos,
KEROSENE Water whits, drama, oar
r.l. or tank wagon, 10c; special, drum, or
barrel.. Uac: cases. 17 Vk 0 200.
GASOLINBS Bulk, i$c; cases, 22c En
gine dutiiiate, drums, Tfec; cases, lao,
captha, drums, 14Hc; cases, 210.
LINSEED OIL Haw, barrsls, 72c ; boll.d,
barr.ls, 74c; raw. cases, 77c; bail.d. cas.a,
BETTER UALITY AGAIN APPEARS
Top Grade Sella at $.2S at North Port
land Yards Other Lines Are
Holdlnc Steady. ,
Hog. again sold at the former prico of
$9.25 at the stockyards yesterday. Th. de
mand wa. better and the good quality of th.
offering. Justified th. top price being paid
Conditions in other lines were not changed.
About flva loads of cattle were sold, good
steers at $6.90, cows at $5.25 to $6 and
heifers at $6.25. No sheep were offered.
Receipts were 83 cattle, 293 hogs and
seven sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle J. Bond, Cottonwood, 1 car;
Baker Packing company. Baker, 1 car; O.
Shopp. Condon. 1 car.
With hogs F. B. Decker. Gervais, 1 car;
J. S. McCullock, Shanlko, 1 car.
With mixed loads Arlington Lumber Co.,
Condon, 1 car cattle and hogs; C. fi. Lucke.
Molalla, 1 car hogs and sheep.
The day's sale, were a. follow.:
1 bull 1350 $4.00, 16 cows ... 9r2 $5.S0
1 bull 990 3.50; 2 cows ...1055 5.00
1 bull 310 4.00 Scows ...1024 5.80
1 bull 1550 4.J5 1 cow I00O 3.80
3 heifers.. 930 6.25; 1 bull 600 8.50
1 helf.r .. S30 ...25 3 cow. ...1303 5.25
8 hotter. .1006 6.251 11 cows . . . 929 5.25
1 heifer .. 726 6.25 1 steer ... 600 6.00
2 steers .. SM 4.00 1 steer ... 900 6.00
12 steer. ..1236 6.901 97 hogs ... 186 9.25
12 cows ...1000 6.OO1 00 hogs ... 188 9.25
1 bull 1480 4.00 97 hogs ... 137 8.55
1 COW 1120 5.0V,
Current prices of the various classes of
stock at the yards follows:
Prlmo st.er. $6.7507.00
Choice steers 6.500 6.75
Medium steer. U.2506.50
Choice cow. G.7506.OO
Medium cow. 5.2505.75
Light 9.00 0 9.25
Heavy 8.009 8.23
tVethera . 4.0005.00
Ewe. 8.50 4.33
Lambs 5.00 06.00
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Aug. 28. Hogs Re
ceipts. 6500. Heavy, $5.75 8.05: light!.' $8
9.10; pigs, $8tiS.75; bulk of sales, $S.S0&
8.85. Market tone, higher.
Cattle Receipts. 200; market, steady. Na
tive steers, $7.00010.25: cows and heifers.
$5.7507.50: Western steers. $o.5O0S.3;
Texas steers, $11.2507.00: cows and heifers.
$5.8007; calves, $Sfft0.50.
Sheep Receipts. 6000; msrket. steady.
Yearlings. $5.7506.25: wethers, $5.1505.50;
lambs, $7.25 07.50.
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. Aug. 28. Hogs Receipts, 16.
000; market, strong to 5c higher. Bulk, of
sales, 5S.SO09.2O: lights. $8.8509.35; mixed.
$9.80 0 9.35. heavy. $S. 5009. 30; rough. $8.50
0 8.65; pigs, $3.50 0 8.50.
Cattle Receipts. 15u0; market, steady to
strong. Beeves, $6.75Sel0.o5; steers. $6,350
9.40; cows and heifers. $3.80 0 9.25; stock
ers and feeders. $5.50 0 8.10; calves, $7,500
Sheep Receipts. 10.000; market, steady.
Sheep. $4.7505.65; yearlings, $5.600 6.50;
lamb.. $607 80.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. Closing Mercan
tile paper, 7 per cent.
Sterling .xch.nge. nominal; for cables
$5.0850 ; for demand, $5.0750.
Bar sliver. 53c.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2S. No sterling
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28. Evaporated apples,
quiet. Prunes, firm. Peaches, quiet.
WHEAT DROPS AGAIN
Hysteria Is Absent From Chi
cago Market Session.
TRADING BECOMES NARROW
3Iay Option at Ijowest Point Is Ten
Cents Under Thursday's Top
Quotation Tone at Close
CHICAGO, Aug. 2S. The hysteria of re
cent sessions was absent from the wheat
market today and that cereal led. others to
a lower lev.l. Wheat dropped 23c;
corn, 1 to lo and oat. to c. Pro
vision. c!o.ed from 5c higher to 12c
What selling there wa! In the narrow
wheat market was don. by scattering longs
and much of the buying also was credited
to the theory that along with a profit se
cured a trader can scarcely resist buying
in at a decline in hope of another bulge.
A. was the cas. yesterday when prices
were soaring, the trade paid no attention to
. tne news sucn as it waa. juuai w. fc
I lng was done in the first half hour. At
$l.lo, May was joc uiiaer jBBiBtuoj ......
It reacted lc to 2c from this and lingered
in the neighborhood of the closing price tho
remainder of the session. At tho close the
tone was heavy.
Commission-houses made an effort to at
tract legitimate trading, but 15c and 20c
margins demanded in some cases did not
prove inviting. Country offsrings were re
ported decidedly larger in response to th.
bid, of millers In the Northwest.
Rains in the crop belts and Influence of
wheat depresaed corn prices.
The decline in oats was due to profit
taking incluenced by wheat and the slowing
of seabord demand.
September provisions eased off on con
tinued scattered liquidation, while January
gained moderately in investment demand.
The leading futures ranged a. follows:
Open. High. Low. Cloee.
Sept, $1.05 $1.07 $1.04 $1.04
Dec. 1.00 1.12 L0f 1.09ii
May 1.15 LIS 1.15 1.16
Sept SO .SOU .79 .79 Ti
Dec 71 .72 .70' .71
May 78 .74 V .T8 .73
Sept 47 .48 -46 .47
Dec 49 .50 .49 .30
May 52 .53 .01 .52
Sept 20.45 26.60 20.00 20.10
Jan 22.20 XaJR 22.10 22.20
Sept 8.97 10.00 9.90 9.97
Oct 10.17 10.17 10.00 10.17
Jan 10.63 10.70 10.57 10.65
Sept 12.4.-. 12.45 12.40 12.85
Oct 12.00 12.05 11.S7 12.00
Jan. 11.35 11.87 11.30 11.85
Cash prices were:
Wheat. No. 2 red, $1.0701.10; No. 2
hard, $1.0501.08. ,,.
Corn, No. It yellow, Sl'.i062c; No. i
yellow. 81 0 62c.
Rye, No. 2, 95 97c.
Timothy, September, to.3O0tl.oo.
Clover, October, $18.50.
San Francisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28. Spot quota
tions: Walla Walla. $1.6201.65; red Rus
sian, $1.61 y 01.63 : Turkey red. $1.6. 0
1.70; bluestem. $1.7001.72; feed barley.
$102'i1.05: brewlrg. nominal; white oats,
$1.3501.40: bran, J2; middlings, $Sl.oO0
32.50; shorts. $29030.
Call Board: Wheat strong. Barley, De
cember. $1.10: May, $1.5. September brew
ing. $1.13 bid. $1.17 asked; September,
$1.U71- bid, $1.11 asked: August, $1-0'
bid. $1.15 asked; November brewing, $1.15
bid. $1.20 a3ked.
Puget Sound Wheat aiark.ts.
TACOMA. Aug. 28. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.06; forty-fold, 96; club and Fife, D3c.
Car receipts, wheat 41, hay 12.
SEATTLE, Aug. 28. Wheat. September
and October delivery quotations: Bluestem,
$1.07; forty fold. 95c, club. Hoc; red Rus
sian. 91c; Fife, 02c; Turkey red, $1.00.
Car receipts, wheat 38. oats 5. barley Z,
hay 9, flour 11, ry 1.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Aug. 2S. Wheat. Sep
tember. $1.10; December. $1.12: No 1
hard, $1.20; No. 1 Northern. $1.120
118; No. 2 Northern. $1.0801.19.
Barley. 62073c. Flax, $1.60 01.62-.
1 European Grain Market..
LONDON, Aug. 28. Cargoes on passage
LIVERPOOL. Aug. 28. Wheat Spot
quiet No 1 Manitoba. 9s 4d; futures
weak- October. Ss 5d; December. 8s 7d.
Corn Spot nominal. Futures quiet; Octo
ber. 6. 7d.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Aug. 28. Butt.r Unchauged.
Creameries. 24 80c.
EftKS Lower. Receipt!. 7.31 cases; at
mark cases included. IS22o; ordinary
firsts, 20 021c; firsts, 22 0 22c.
Dnlnth Flax Market.
DULUTH. Aug. 28. Linseed, September.
$1.56 ; December, $1.62.
Hop. at New York.
NEW YOP.K. Aug. 28. Hops, stesdy.
THROUGH BILLS ISSUED
EASTERN ROADS FACILITATE EX
PORTS OF BREAD STUFFS.
Movement Expected to Brlns Abont
Gradual Adjustment of Foreign
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Shipments of this
country's foodstuffs to European ports were
further facilitated today by the action of
tho Eaitern trunk railroads, which or
dered a resumption of through bills of lad
. . . i rtri it is ex-
lli. suojecL 10 . .-
pected this will have the effect of vastly In-
about a gradual readjustment of the foreign
exchange situation. ,
The approach of th. monthly settlement
period in London, which calls for heavy cash
payments at that center, despite the pre
vailing moratorium, wa. a factor of Impor
tance in th. exchange market today. cables
1 . . - . ,v : ..t. n7i:. fnr
on London soiu . " ; -a
demand. Considerable business was don. at
these ntgner rio, v. 11.1.11 ,. , .
crlbed, in part, to the victories credited to
the German arms.
There was another conference of Inter
national bankers regarding the means to
be emploved for payment of New York City
warrants "which mature in the course of the
next fortnight. The amount due London Is
something like $12,000,000. with that much
or slightly more for Paris. While most
local banker, continue their opposition to the
suggestion that gold be exported, the impres
sion prevails that only by some shipments
of the precious metal to Canada can the
terms of this city', obligation, be met.
A .uggestlon recently advanced by the
city's fiscal agenta for the formation of a
syndicate of English, French and American
bankers to handle thl. vexed question was
revived today, but met with little favor, ex
cept among the bankers most concerned.
Apart from some moderate transactions In
the time loans at 7 to 9 per cent, monetary
conditions remained unchanged. Call loans
were renewed at 6 to 8 per cent and com
mercial paper, while quoted at 7 per cent,
is lending at a fraction above that figure.
Steady decline in bank clearings measure
the decrease in financial operations, the
falling off this week from the preceding one
being 24.4 per cent, compared with the cor
responding week of 1918.
The situation in the textile trades i. sum
marized In th. statement that developments
of the week afford little encouragement re
garding the supply of raw materials from
TRADING OPERATIONS ARE IRREGULAR
Busineb. Active in West and Northwest and
Poor in South.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Bradstreef. to
morrow will say-
Trade is very irregular, verging in fact, to
ward marked unsettlem.nt in som. sections,
the South, for instance. Although part, of the
West and Northwest continue to report ac
tivity, the general trend Is toward conserva
tism. In a word. th. disposition 1. to gauge
purchase, to immediate requirements for
which prompt shipments are requested, and
to disregard probable future wants.
Southern report! are very poor, owing
to the uncertainty about methods for fi
nancing the cotton crop, and their develop
ment is reflected In the trend of affairs at
leading Southwestern markets, where some
cancellations of orders have been received.
But if a feasible plan for marketing cotton
is developed, prompt resumption of business
activity is anticipated.
Failures for the week in the United States
were 297, against 269 last year; bank clear
ings, $2,057,630,000, a decrease of 24.4 per
cent from last year; wheat exports, 9,397,627
bushels, against 7.042,180 last year.
WOOL PRICES ARE MAINTAINED
Foreign Markets All at Standstill, Except
BOSTON. Aug. 28. The Commercial Bul
letin will saj tomorrow:
Th. lull that Inevitably follows a period
of brisk trading has occurred in the Boston
wool market this week, transactions being
of moderate volume only. Price, show little
change from auotatlons of a week ago. The
reports from the goods market indicate a
spotty business. Th. foreign markets are
all at a standstill except Bradford, where
little Is being done. Sales in the colonial
markets are all Indefinitely postponed.
Texas fine. 12 months. 60062c: fine, six
to eight months. 55 0 57c; fine Fall, 4SS50c.
California Northern. 35 0 57c; middle
county. 31053c: Southern, 48050c; Fall
Oregon Eastern No. 1 staple, 62064c:
Eastern clothing, 58060c; Valley No. 1.
Territory fine staple, 62065c; fine medium
staple, 59 0 60c: fine clothing. 58060c; fine
medium clothing. 55057c; half-blood comb
ins. 580 61c.
Pulled extra, 80062c; AA, 57 0 60c; fine
AA. 54 056c; A Supers. 50 055c.
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 28. Fruit Pine
apples. $1.5002: Mexican limes, $406; Cali
fornia lemon3. $50 S; apples. Graven
Vegetables Cucumbers. 25 0 40c; strong
beans. 10 2c, peas, 3 4c.
Eggs Fancy ranch. 3lc; store, v30c;
Onions Vellow, 65c on dock; $1.00 on
Cheese Youne- America. 14015c; new.
11014c; Oregon. 15c. Oregon Young
Butter Fancy creamery, 30c; seconds,
Potatoes Delta, new crop, Burbanks, per
sack, 90c 0$1: sweets, lc per pound; Sali
nas Burbanks. 750S5c.
Receipts Flour. 5274 quarters. Barley,
4885 centals. Potatoes, 830 sacks; hay, 615
PAPER ASKS "FAIR PLAY"
'THE FATHERLAND" BLAMES WAR
TO RUSSIA'S KNOWN AMBITIONS.
Munt Prominent German Thinkers to
Contribute to Magazine In Hope
of ..Modifying; Antagonism.
"Fair play for Germany and Aus
tria" in the present European crisis is
the announced purpose of "Tho Fa
therland," a weekly paper just started
In New York City by George Sylvester
Vierick, Frederick F. Schrader and
Louis Sherwin. Its contributors are
among the most prominent Germans
The receipt in Portland of a copy of
the second publication of this paper
is evidence of the scope of the efforts
to create pro-German sentiment in
The magazine is not launched as a
commercial enterprise, but solely in
the Interests of the German movement
during the present crisis. The editors
announce It as follows:
"This is not a commercial under
taking. The services of tha publishers,
editors and contributors are rendered
without remuneration. Any surplus
will accrue to a German and Austrian
Among the prominent contributors to
the second number are Hanns Heinz
Ewers, German author, playwrigrht
and philosopher; Hugo Muensterberg
and Haniel Von Halmhausen, the Oer
mun charge d'affaires.
"The Shadow of the Russian Bear"
is the subject of the article by Hanns
Heinz Ewers. According to this writ
er, Russia's desire to rule Europe is
the cause of the whole imbroglio. Ger
man defeat, he says, will mean Russian
domination on the Continent. German
victory, on the other hand, will mean
no greater change than the possible
taking of a few strategic border points
by the Teutons.
Another Item, supplemented to this,
gives three alleged clauses in the will
of Peter the Great. These clauses out
lined the "plan of European domina
tion." Through the entire paper runs the
sentiment that Russia is the moving
force behind the conflict In Europe.
Hugo Muensterberg's article sums it
up by saying "that it is fundamen
tally a war of Slavic force against
German civilization, and that it is a
misfortune for the world that re
vengeful France and envious England
have joined Russia to throw down the
German nation by the mere brute force
of the larger number."
TREASURER SEEKS AID
Commissioners Help Solve Road Cer
Plagued by the law passed at the
1913 session of the Legislature that re
quires a certain form for road Improve
ment certificates that Is so elaborate
that It is found impossible to comply
with It. County Treasurer Lewis has
called to his aid the County Commis
sioners, State Accountant Ferguson and
the District Attorney in an effort to
reach a working basis. The Commis
sioners at yesterday's meeting con
cluded that the Treasurer should com
ply with the law as nearly as possible.
Assessments for road improvements
outside the city limits must, according
to the law, be divided into 10 annual
payments, and the interest also com
puted on each payment and set down
on the blank. There are thousands of
these certificates to be issued, and in
a great number of cases the amounts
to be dealt with are very small.
ROAD HEAD TOTS' HOST
President Gilman, of North Bank,
Gives Excursion to 135.
One hundred and twenty-five merry
children of the Lower Albina Sunday
School were guests of President L. C.
Gilman, of the North Bank road, on a
"Joyride" to the Cascade Locks on the
Steamer Bailey Gatzert yesterday morn
ing. Long before 7 o'clock, the sailing
hour, the children with their grownup
attendants were on the dock. All the
way to the locks they were in con
tinual turmoil over the scenery and the
fun they were having. After their
lunch at the locks they were put aboard
the Dalles City and brought back to
The Sunday school is conducted -by
the Methodist Deaconess' Home.
Next Friday the youngsters at the
Children's Home will be Mr. Gilman's
guests on a picnic to Metzger Station,
on the Oregon Electric.
The Federal bureau of labor statistics
now has In tho hands of the printer bulle
tins concerning wages snd hours of labor
in the following Industries: Cotton, woolen
and silk, iron and steel, lumber, millwork
and furniture, and boots, shoes, hosiery
and knit goods.
WANTS ARE LARGE
South America Needs Many
NEW MARKETS OPENING
Demand for Flour, Wheat, Hops,
Beer, Condensed MUk, Canned
Goods and Other Commodities
Produced in This State.
The Department of Commerce and Labor
is seeking new markets for American prod
ucts in view of the stoppage ot exports from
Europe. South American countries are in
need of many commodities produced In
Oregon, including wheat, flour, condensed
milk, canned goods, salt meats, potatoes,
printing paper, hops and beer. Reporting
on the Immediate necessities of Laiiu
Amerlcan countries. Consuls of the United
eitatea have sent the following telegrams:
Para. Brasl! Much is dependent upon
the action of New York exporters. If they
continue to reject telegraphic orders not
guaranteed wa will lose favorable position.
Cement, flour and drugs, manufactured
iron, food products, paper, condensed milk,
petroleum and coal desired.
Cartagena, Colombia Rice, wheat and
salt meats are badly needed. Banks are
withdrawing credits. Full report has been
Bluefields, Nicaragua This coast is de
pendent on the United states for Imported
foodstuffs of all descriptions. It is conse
quently imperative that there must not be
any decrease in the regular supply, as
there Is no more stock carried than will last
for three weeks. There will be Increased de
mands for dry goods, hardware, canned
goods, wines and spirits. Credits will con
tract United States and Europe. Norwegian
vessels via New Orleans carry all mer
chandise from the United States and Europe.
Rio de Janeiro, Braail There Is expected
an appreciable extension of American trade
in this market for leather, coal, flour,
wheat, earthenware, porcelain, small tools
and utensils, cement, pharmaceutical sup
plies, drug products, chemicals, glass bot
tles, firearms, cutlery, window glass, cuit
densed milk, rice, malt, perfumery, enam
eled ware, writing and printing paper,
hardware, manufactures of rubber. Iron
and steei. wire, glasware, cinematograph
films, kerosene and other oils and other
products. Recommend sale terms, prices In
United States currency, f. o. b. New York,
cash or banker's bill with order, or against
documents at New York. Recommend credit
terms only when well supported by reports
from American financial rating agencies,
correspondents of Rio de Janeiro banks, or
other approved sources. Bankers' bills of
exchange can be obtained hore, under nor
mal conditions, on New York at sight and
on London at 90 days' sight. There is pros
pective legislation for emission of Tressury
notes to the amount of 300,000 contos of
milreis (S96.0O0.00O United States currency).
For the purpose of securing orders and de
termining credits personal representation by
salesmen or local agents is strongly recom
mended. Tegucigalpa, Honduras Flour, corn, cot
ton cloth and paper desired.
Iquique. Chile There is now a demand
for sugar, flour, rice, beans, potatoes,
canned meat, milk, coal, fish. A market
for nitrate Is Immediately required and
there is urgent need 01 money.
Montevideo, Uruguay It is likely that
there will be required for Uruguay coal,
hardware, printing paper, cement, flour,
chemicals and sugar.
Lima. Peru There will bo an Increased
riomnnri in this district for cement, coal.
coke, paper, cotton and woolen goods, steel
rails, tools, machinery, matches, chemicals.
ship's articles, explosives, wheat, macaroni,
onnnert sroods. Both careful packing and
reasonable credits aro important. Fiscal
conditions are bad. It is probable that Con
gress will authorize banks to issue paper
monev on 30 Der cent gold reserve, and
the Peruvian government a limiled amount
of Treasury warrants.
Bogota, Colombia There will be a de
mand for machinery, railroad supplies, en
gines, cars, rails, bridges, agricultural im
plements, all classes of hardware, cotton
goods. prints, furniture and supplies,
leathers, cloths, all wearing apparel. Jewelry.
hops, wines. There is a good opportunity
for a California house. There Is a good op
portunity for responsible houses to send
capable Spanish-speaking representatives.
All American travelers here lately have
done splendidly. Efforts to get business by
San Salvador. Salvador There are 110
possibilities o Improvement In the near
future for the principal articles of trads,
as the merchants iu Salvador have stock
on hand sufficient to last three to six
months under ordinary conditions, and no
business is being done. Tho matter ot
credits might be easily arranged, but It is
Imnossible for merchants even to pay in
terest on face of bills, as there is no ex
change. As the uresent crop is poor, corn
will be required, but it Is almost impossible
to buy. owing to tne uirncuity mennonea.
La Guayra. Venesuela Wrapping paper,
rice and beer.
Caracas, Venezuela. Include In the form
er telegram of commodities desired : coai
plain and In form of briquets. Catalogues
should be sent immediately to Caracas and
Maracalbo covering all lines, especially
canned goods, cosmetics, drugs, clothing
dress goods, hardware and automobile sup
plies. uuiio. Ecuador There will soon bo a.
increased demand for candles, canned goods
of all kinds, including preserves and meals,
all alcoholic liquors, ootton and woolen
ninths n.nH meta! furniture.
Pernambuco. Brazil Corn, flour, canned
goods, smoked meats, beans, oil, drugs,
priifts, shoes, hats, electrical supplies, ma
chinery, hardware ana coai.
The following telegrams have been re
ceived from American Consuls In Latin
American countries, giving information as
to their exports for which a market is de
Guayaquil, Ecuador This country wishes
market for 1000 tons of cacao per month
American buyers are offering lOft and 11
cents per pound for cacao f. o. b. uuay
aouil. Gold or equivalent credit In pay
ment of exports Is the most Important re
Fort au Prince, Haiti Principally coffee.
Markets also desired for cacao, cotton,
skins, hardwoods, honey, wax and hides.
ptnenoK Aires. Argentina Corn. wool.
meat, hides, skins, tallow, wheat, quebracho
wood, auebracho extract, bran, nones, am
mal hair, butter, ostrich feathers, In the
order named. The United States has re
ceived exports from here for the first six
months of this year amounting to $35,000,
000. Valparaiso, Chill The present supply In
Valparaiso Is limited and market Is gen
erally desired for beeswax, nitrate, honey
wool, bones. Deans, bran, leather, clover
seed, hides, barley, copper and skins.
Port Limon. Costa Rica Coffee, ship
ments of which amounted to $3,300,000 in
December; bananas to the extent of 200,000
Panama. Panama Mother-of-pearl shells,
balata, tagua nuts and hides.
Puerto Cortes, Honduras Bananas, cof
fee, hides, sarsaparllla and mahogany. Will
be supplemented with report.
San Joe. Costa Rica Coffee, hides, cocoa
La Paz. Bolivia This country Is seeking
market for tin, hides, wolfram, rubber,
copper and silver.
Rosarlo. Argentina Market desired for
corn, linseed, hides, quebracho logs and ex
tract. Guatemala City, Guatemala Hides,
Quito, Ecuador Cacao, eaueho, tagua,
manabt (Panama) hats and hides.
Coffee Market Is Steady.
NEy YORK. Aug. 2S. No material
change was reported In the coffeo market
here today. The process of evening up old
commitments through the voluntary com
mittee was said to be making progress at
slightly lower prices today, but the spot
market continued steady. Cost and freight
offers from Brazil were unchanged and im
porters are still hampered by the absence of
adequate foreign exchange facilities. Rio 7s
were quoted at 7o and Santos 4s at 12T4c.
Receipts at two Brazilian ports yesterday
were 20.000 bagc; Sao Paulo receipts, 33,000.
and Jundlahy receipts 32,000 bags. Clear
ances of 17,000 bags were reported from
Brazil for United States ports.
Raw sugar firm. Molasses, 5.37Vic; cen
trifugal. 8.02c: refined firm.
Fires Drive Bears to Thievery.
MEDFORD. Or., Aug-. 28. (Special.)
The forest fires have driven so many
bears into the Sisklyous that the road
camps on the Siskiyou grade have dif
ficulty In keeping; tneir iooo stores in-
PINKERTON & COMPANY
UNITED STATES DETECTIVE AGENCY
Chicago, 111., ever since 1883
No connection with or relation to the Pinkerton National Detcetiv.
Scientific detective work along modern lines. Our
We force the payment of bad debts. We operate on the broad
principle that you cannot make any one pay you unless he wants to
pay you, and our province is to make him want to pay you.
A DETECTIVE AGENCY CAN DO THIS.
Northwestern Offices, 412-13 Lnmbennens bldg.. Portland, Or.
Phone Main 7741.
W. H. TREE0E. District Manager.
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
tact. Last nig-ht a bear grabbed a ham
and disappeared in the underbruah 'be
fore a shot could be fired. One of the
foremen appeared in Medford today
and purchased a rlflo with the an
nouncement that he would have the
biggest bear skin ever seen In Jackson
County when he came back.
POPULAR. CONTEST PLAN
Best-Liked Woman. Affiliated Willi
Union, to Be Chosen.
A voting contest to determine the
most popular woman affiliated, either
directly or Indirectly, with organized
labor, will be a feature of the Labor
day picnic at the Oaks on September
7 according to plans made by the La
bor day committee of the Central La
Entries for this contest must bo mado
with A. T. Kdwards, chairman of ath
letic events, at the Labor Temple be
fore September 6. Ten votes will be
given with every copy of the official
programme sold on tho grounds on
Labor day and other votes will coBt
one cent each.
The winner of this contest will re
ceive a handsome silver loving cup
presented by Julius L. Meter. Under the
terms of the contest the contestant
must either be affiliated with a' union
herself or have a brother, father or
husband who Is a union man.
PAVING CONTRACT IS LET
Hassam Company Lowest Bidder for
East Lincoln Rreet Work.
On recommendation of City Engineer
Dater, the City Commission yesterday
awarded a contract to the Oregon Has
sam Paving Company for the paving
of East Lincoln street from East Fif
tieth to Eaat Sixtieth street with class
B Hassam. The bid of that company
totaled I17.1S6.07. which was tho low
est bid tendered.
The East Lincoln street improvement
is considered Important, inasmuch as
that street Is a main artery to a large
district near Mount Tabor and will bo
one of the main entrances to Mount
Tabor Park. The improvement will pass
today Into the 30-day remonstrance
period, during which time action may
be killed by remonstrance of 60 per
cent of the property owners.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL BJtPOBT.
PORTIAND. Aug. -W Maximum temper
ature 73 degrees: minimum. 67 degrees.
River reading. S A. M . M feet; change In
last S4 hours, 0.2 foot. Totsl rainfall (5
P 11. lo 3 P. M.l. none; total rainfall sln'-e
September 1. 1913. 38.01 Inches; normal
rainfall since September 1, l.V0 Inches: de
ficiency of rainfall since September 1. 101. J.
13 inches. Total sunshine. 7 hours 47
minutes: oosslble sunshine. Is hours 30 min
utes. Barometer (reduced to sea level) o
P. M.. 30.04 inches.
Kansas City .
I.os Angeles .
Pendleton . . .
. .1 78 0. 00 1" N
Sl'0.00 10 W
Ts'o.OO 6'S Pt. cloudy
7'J'o.iM' S 1-7 Clear
6rtl.3 1SNE Rain
on nn: 1 Clear
: i l SE Clear
J NE Pi rloudv
Bil 1 NW Cloudy
88'O.uO 123 !Pt. cloudy
78 0.00 12W JPt. cloudy
m' 0.22 10 SB 'Cloudy
T2'1.3!10:N !Pt. cloudy
77i0.001 :,ft libw
OOi 8w t-iear
8 Nw Clear
s VW Clear
70i0.0U! 6S Pt. cloudy
72'O.0O 10 SB i leer
RS O.H 4 SW 'Rsin
72 0. 00 1(1 E Cloudy
84 0. 0O 4 W iClear
87 0.00 4'W Clear
102 O.OOUoiWlPt. cloudy
800.00 6'NWfPt. cloudy
Victoria. B. C.
Washington . .
sn ft ' 00 12 N
760.01 8 E
W0.0O 20 W
7O-0.00 4 W
M 0. u 12 W
820. 0O 4,W
760.40 6 NE
60 0. 08! 10 SE
More or Jess unsettled weather conditions
obtain over the Interior oortlons of the coun
try and precipitation has occurred in Liah.
Colorado, and In most districts from the
Plains States to the Atlantic Coast. The
Ex-Mayor O i 1 b e r t
Hunt, Walla Walla,
Wash., says: "I am
compelled to admit
pavement has stood
the test of time' bet
ter than any pave
ment I have had oc
c a s i o n to investigate."
weather Is w.irnier In Southwestern Wash
ington. Western Oregon. Interior Northern
California, Southeastern Idaho, the Dakois.
Nebraska. Kansas. Minnesota. Tennessee.
Quebec. Saskatchewan and Northern Brills''
Columbia: it Is coolsr in extreme eastern
portions of Oregon and Washington. Mon
tana, Wyoming. I'tsh. New Mexico. Okla
homa, Texas. Northssstern Florida, Mis
sourl. the wsstsrn portions of New York snd
Pennsylvania snd Alberta.
The conditions re favorable for generally
fair weather In this district Saturday No
Important temperature changes are Indi
cated and generally northwesterly winds will
Portland and vicinity: 8aturds fslr;
Oregon. Washington and Idaho: Satur
day generally fair, not much change In tem
perature; winds mostly northwesterly.
THKODORB F. DRAKE.
Acting District Forecaster
Swift & Company
Union Stock Yards, Chicago. Aiigual MsV
Dividend No. 112
Dividend of ONE DOLLAR and SEVENTY
FIVE CENTS ($1.75) per share on the capital
stock of Swift ss Compsny. will be paid on Oct
1st. 1914. to stockholders of record. Sept. 10. 191.
as shown on the books of the Company.
V. 8. IIA1 WARU, fieereterr
Cumpagnle Generate Transatlantic .
Sailings for HAVRE
ESPAGNE, . . September 5
ROCHAMBEAU, Septe'ber 12
FRANCE, . . September 16
FOR INFORMATION AITLT
Company's Office 19 State St., N. Y.
r .Ustcsl Affcmt. "
S. S. ELDER
AI1 MONII , Alt. .11
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO.
Ticket Offlca Freight OtOss)
11A id St. II Foot Northrup It.
MAIN 1S1 A lilt I Msln StOJ. A 1411
TAHITI AMI HI
Round Irlu Ratea:
!..,. to Wellington .'
. .1 i . i ' ' '.
;o - i
South Sea lalesi. M2t 1
i . i.i ti
nunnu w .. v. v - - - V '
neguiar iiiiousn wi.,v- - -.
8 WIHochra tll.COV tonai sails Sept. Is.
b! a Tahiti (12,000 tons) sails OrL 14.
S. S. Moana ( lu.udit tons), sails Nov. 11.
Sand for Pamphlet.
I'nlon Mramxlilp . of New 7-eUad. 1.44.
Office: 4t Market street.. Han s'ranctao.
or local 8. S. and R 44. agents
LOS ANCiKLKS AMI HAN DIKUO
S. S. YUCATAN
Balls Weilnrsday. September , F. M.
NORTH PACIFIC KTKAMMIIP CO.
Tl.kel Of flee I I rrlgbl Office
EISA ::u I'oot Norllirup St.
Mala lit A A U14 1 stala Mai, A an
RIO DC JANE R
II THE CITY BEAUTIFUL " '
BAHIA. BANTOS, MONTEVIDEO.
and BUENOB ATRRS
New and Fast (l2.3Po-ton) Passenger
Steamers from New York svsry alter
BTJBK DAN IK I.N, tiea. Agts,
8 Broadway. N. Y.
Dorsey B. smith. 3d and Washington His.
Or Local Agenl.,
Leaves Washington-street Dock II t a
Daily. Sunday. 1:80, for
Astoria and Way Landings
K"UFirnJ-sl&cWa'y' 'M.lnOA "
S. S. ROSE t I I . 1 'Mi
9 A. M Al'O. SO
The San Francisco Portland B. B. Cs..
Sd and Mahlngton M8s. (with O.-W. R.
N Co.) Tel. MarssuslFssM, A MIL.
COOS BAY LINE
Balls rrom Ai:.oi.n uock, Portland. jj
July 7. ML IT. 2'.'. 21. Aug 1. , 11. -.
Freight and ticket offices. Lower Ainswsri
eot-L. Purtlsnd si Coos Bay S. 8. wss.
L. 11 sLKATI.NO. Ageol,
Pboua Ms.u soou. A asas.
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER EXCURSIONS
ON STEAMER BAILEY GATZERT
Dslly round trip to The Dallss, egcspt on
(Sunday nd Mondgy; leavs Portland t I
A M.. arrive on return at 0:45 P. M. rare
81 each way. Sunday, oxcurslon to ess. sda
Locks, si round trip; leave Alder si. Dock st
A. M.. srrlvs on rsturn st P. M Phone
Main 814 or A 3112.
DRAIN TO COOS BAY.
Auto run dally. Delightful trip elk
Allegany or lb Ooaan-bsacb, routs,
Wlra reservations t
O. JaAtlwuA. Usalaa