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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1914.
PRICE BOOM SEEN
Packer Believes All Food Val
ues Will Increase.
CONSEQUENCE OF WAR
World's Supplies Have Been Seri
ously Curtailed and America
Must Do Her Best to
A big boom in American food prices, as
a consequence of the warfare in Europe, is
predicted by J. K. Armsby, the well-known i
packer. In a letter issued to his branch
managers he predicts that food prices
throughout the world will go to the highest
point In many years. The letter says in
"We think the American people as a
whole before they get through will realize
very fully the important part that Europe
plays In many of our manufacturing costs.
It means an entire readjustment of Amer
ican food product values.
"We do not believe the trade realizes
what the vast food supply of Eastern Si
beria means to Europe. We doubt if they
realize what the food supply of the Balkans
and the Baltic provinces means to Europe.
We don't believe they realize what the food
supply of Russia means to Europe. And all
of these sources of supply have been cut
off, and there are many hundreds of mil
lions of people who will continue to eat.
America is the only place that has any sur
plus food supply, and it has none, too much.
It is well not to forget the fact that 20,00t),
000 men have been taken away from their
regular occupations, and as we have stated
before, the economic waste in the food
supply of the world, as the result of this
European upheaval, is so large that It la
hard to realize It.
"Food prices of the world are going, in
our judgment, to the highest point in many
years, If not the highest in the last 10U
years. Prices based on American crop sta
tistic only are absolutely worthless, be
cause prices always have been and always
will be made on the food supply of the
world, and not America. Now the food
supply of the world has been seriously cur
tailed. America must step into the breach
and do her best to help out, and that means
very high prices before we get through.
"It is all very well for the legislators to
Investigate the increased cost of food prod
ucts. They will find when they get through
thai the price of all food products is based
on supply and demand. It has been since
the world began and it will be until the
world ends. You cannot legislate world's
prices either up or down, nor can you con
trol the world's supply by legislation. That
is a power greater than most of our states
ine:i realize, because comparatively few of
our statcmen have ever been in business,
and while theoretical discussion is fine,
and interesting to the layman, nevertheless
actual production and consumption ia the
court of last resort on the price question."
HIDES ARE NOW OF BEST QUAXITY
.Local Market Firm am Supplies Are Light.
Conditions in East.
The local hide market continues firm, as
good stock is scarce. The hides now com
lug in are of the best grade of any during
the year and tanners are taking them up
In the. East the opinion prevails that the
market has gone up as far as it will. A
mall report from Chicago says:
"Packer hides continue to occupy a very
Strong position, as slaughterers are so well
sold up on all descriptions that if tanners
should hold out of the market for another
three to five weeks, the packers would not
show much, if anything, over sales. The
Impression, however, is gaining ground
among brokers and buyers that prices have
about reached top, as tanners now appear
more conservative than for a long time past
and are not likely to support the market
further unless the demand for leather war
rants paying additional advances.
"Common varieties of dry hides are neg
lected. A Canadian tanner lately pur
chased about 10,000 Central Americans, se
curing same down to -8c as a basis, a sharp
decline, but other buyers are entirely out
of the market, and since then no sales have
developed. With Europe no longer a fac
tor, domestic tanners are in control of the
Latin-American hide situation, and prime
Coast Mexicans have sold down to 14c, be
ing a drop of l ;-c per pound from last con
WHEAT SELLS AT HIGHER PRICES
forty-fold Is Now at Dollar Mark Advance
Sharp advances were again scored in the
local wheat market yesterday. Five thous
and bushels of forty-fold were sold at the
Merchants' Exchange session at $1, an ad
vance of 2H cents over the previous day's
price. Bids on club and red wheat were
raised H to 11 r.OfutV, but there wero no
sellsra. - For bluestem, $1.12, Thursday's
price, was bid, but a sale at $1.15 was made
on the curb. Club wheat was sold at Walla
Walla at a price equal to OS cents here.
Oats were quoted a quarter higher, at
$28.25 bid, and offers of 25 were made for
brewing barley, an advance of 50 cents.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Monday 202 7 31 2S 8
Tuesday 15 4 11 19 6
Wednesday .... 103 5 13 18 12
Thursday M 6 7 IS 6
Friday 25 3 11 6 4
Year ago Ill 15 4 9 4
Season to date.24rt0 227 474 260 264
Year Bgo 1713 2U5 406 153 450
HOPS CAN NOW BE EXPORTED
N" Obstacles in Way of Shipping to England
Oregon hops can now be exported to Eng
land without trouble or additional expense.
Announcement was made yesterday that the
Norwegian-American steamship line was
ready to accept shipments at New York
without a war clause and without restric
tions of any kind. With the export channel
thus reopened, the trade is preparing to re
ceive orders from the other side, as in nor
Eighteen cents was freely offered for the
new crop yesterday, but there were no sell-
s. as prywers are holding out for 20 cents.
The California market was strong. Richard
son sold 100 bales uf acramentos at 19 cents
and Flint fcloMd an lS-cent contract for 100
According to wires received, growers in
Sonoma and Mendocino are picking unma
ture hops. Mold and honey dew have been
found in many California yards.
I. T DAY TO BL'Y CHEAP PEACHES
Market May Be Sharply Advanced After
This will be the last day of low peach
prices. Receipts in the past two days have
fallen off sharply, but with fairly large
Mocks on hand prices were not advanced.
When the maiket opens up on Tuesday it
Is likely that a considerable advance will
be noted. Fruit dealers can hardly remem
ber a year before this when Labor day
did not find the market badly glutted with
peaches. The season this year Is two weeks
earlier than usual and this accounts for the
California cantaloupes are cleaning up,
which will make a stronger market for the
fancy Medford cantaloupes now coming la
Two cars of grapes were received yester
day. Tokays sold at $1.-5 and Malagas
ar.ri seedless at $1.10.
A fins car of California mixed vegetables
arrived, containing cauliflower, which, sold
at $2.25. cabbage at $1.50, asparagus at $2
and cherry peppers at $1.25 a box.
Poultry Cleans Up Well.
The poultry market was steady and
cleaned up welL Hens were firmer than
Springs. Dressed meats were unchanged.
The egg market was firm at prevailing
Some of the city creameries are In favor
of advancing butter, but other are dis
posed to hold the market at the present
Sugar May Advance Today,
A 25-cent advance in sugar is expected
tnhKur indnv Thp v . .v York market i
trnnff mrxA hlrhar YPKtcrHaV. rBWl advanc
ing 2fi cents and refined 2550 cents, which
puts all the refiners at the uniform price
Rolled oats were advanced 50 cents a
barrel in the local market.
Bluestem Sells at High Prices.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 4. (Special.)
Twelve thousand bushels of bluestem sold
at Ritzville yesterday for $1 a bushel.
Wenatchee millers paid $1.02 for 3000 bush
els. Cascara Bark Lower.
Cascara bark prices have slumped off, the
buying limit now being 4 cents. The lack
of export demand is responsible.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland $1,G90,252 $ 78,397
Seattle ... ,. MSiSS
Toma :;23.486 tf,lb
Spokane 585,932 50.7 1 6
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
No. l feed
No. 1 feed
All quotations for prompt delivery.
Sales, 5000 bushels forty-fold at $1.00.
MILLFEED tipot prices: Bran. .25.50 per
ton; shorts, 2&.50; rolied barley, $2b.o0
FLOUR Patents, $5.4o per bairel.
straights, $4.60; graham. $5.40; whole wheat.
$5.60; exports. $4.2O4.0O.
CORN Wnolc. S37 per ton; cracked. SoS
HAY Old timothy. Eastern Oregon, $13
16; new-croD timothy, valley, ;i2.50lo;
grain hay, $8 10; alfalfa. $11012.
Dairy and Country' Produce,
Local jobbing quotations:
LiiGS Fres.i Oreu;i tancn. cas cuuat
U U 30c ; candled, 32 u 34c.
POULTRY Hens, 14c; Springs, 14c,
turkeys, 22o ; dressed, choice, 25c ; ducks,
LUflfiOj geese. IOC
HL'TTEK Creamery prints, extras. 35
per pound; cubes. Sic; storage, 2$ & -'S i4c.
vliti-r. wlttfcOJi 'l.ylei.. jtjuutri' Qtlhf
price, 10 H c Per pound f. o, b. dock Port
'anti; ouug America, 17ftc per pound.
t-uKk iccK. 12c per pound.
VEAL Fanoy, - per pu und.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local ;ulou (coiauom.
TROPICAL BRUITS Uranges. $U3
pel box, luuicus, Sbb.uU per box; Da-
uanas, i gvapefrmt. Ca.i-
.......... an,7stf li , - ft 1.75 uer
plnwopplMB, Cfei0 Pr pound.
v ..v. ..... - eri, OUo per joi.
cufipUui, f- par puuuu. peppers, 7 -,3 . pr
pound ; aruuhokes, (1 per dozen ; tomatoes.
AtfftVe p0 crate , cabbage, lo per
pouuu, pb ftbo per pouuu; beaas, 4sw
Pr p. ....... .w;j,, fltf - pwr sack; caury.
JUbOc par dozen; cauliflower, $2.25 per
cram; asparagus, $2 per box.
u.NiO.tt e.iow, 101.25 per sack.
URlifaN FUCiXa App.us, liw, 5OC0$1.2'5
bux, ........ 5uc0$L,25 per crate;
pwavhvs, UOtfuug pur box; plums, 5Oc0$l,
watermelons, buMuo Pr hundred ; casabas,
si.sux per (losui psars, 0a(t$i per box,
biapsB, 7ju0i. per crate.
POTAXOlbb uretfua, $LS5 per sack;
wst puiatoss, MM;
Looal lobbing quotations; ,
SALMON- Columbia Itlvwr enu-poaU laUs,
$;-'my pel' aoMiii half-pound flats, $1.4U; uno
pbunu iiais, J,4ui Alaska pin, oin.-pouaU
ilONltil" Choice, $3.5U3.75 per case.
Ulf Walnuts, , - per puunu; Bra
sUa huts, ibo; hiburts, luiio; simunds, Iv
sStt ; peanuts, U 0 v c , aoooanuts, $1 per
tT-v-u. kuestnut, ttViitflOu psr puuau;Vps--H
h, 14 U ldc.
iiiSAWS small whits, 714o; large white,
yyt, Lima, VJ piak, 6c; Jaexlcan, His;
tOl?'iii -Roasted, in drums, lsG37o per
UU UAH Fruit and bsrry, $7.5fi; beet,
7,U0i satra C, $7.Uu; powdered, in barrels,
tJALTaranulatad, $15.00 per ton; half
ground, 100s, iu.fa per tun; ios, $11.50 psr
tuni Ualry. $14 per ton.
jnriJ 1 Japan, JV, jVc; Southern
tatiW, vtte7tttii isiaud, Uc
FKUlTtt Apples, 104llo per
pound; apriouts, 14luc; peaches, bllc;
pruned, Italian, lOtylxfto: currants, uv,
raisins, louse Muscat.. UtfTfl: blaacaed
i.niuiun, llftfli Unbleaunsd eu. tanas, be;
seedeJ, udi uates, i'ursian, 770 per
pyuiiui fard. $1.40 per boa.
iUBWaukaae. 6-ua, SO to box, $1.01
uanliaaeL lU-us., Ill to box, bus; whits, 2fi-lb.
La, JEtaj black, ap-lb. boa, $1.70; black
Walafab bandy ags, su-lb. bus, tJ; Smyrna.
r L4 sl.eSi
Uuus, Wool. Hides, Ltc.
nui-H crup, ltiiw$17c; 1U14 contracts,
IBPBLB-Dry, 13e; dry short wool, uc; dry
eheai-iings, 10o each; Kreen shsarUngs, 16
ouj eaeiu spring lambs, 114 020a; green
peits, short wool August eoc, July B0;
reen lambs, July udc, August 3c.
iiiDtie-BaUed hides, Iwu par pound; salt
feib, 14ul salted ali, lo; green hides. 12u;
ur bides, iiuu; ury calf. 20; saitsa bulls,
iwe her feuunui arson bulls, eke.
vQOL Valley, llWKwViWi kJastorn r--atn.
UllAili 1014 oP. s7fca per pound.
GA1WAKA BARK-Old fthd &w, is per
HAM8-10 to lil-pound, StlaKc; 11 to
14-DuUi-.d, Jl2ioi ! t lb-pound, 21 Vs
SSttVfco sklmiPd, LHVitfOi plonio, 10q.
UavU.n-' t y , stauuaru, 240
S'lHT SALT CL'RKD Short clear basks,
14tfl7oj expurts, lbty-17u; plates, 110Ue.
LARD Tierus basis! Vurs. l2tfUo,
KEROSENE Water white, drums, bar
rsls or tank wagon. 10c; special, drums or
bamtis, 3uic; cases, 17W4c.
OAbOLlNE Bulk. 15c ; cases, 22c En
all. distillate, drums. 7 c; cases, 14 He,
nanhttia, urums, 14c; cases. 21fcc
LlMMUn OIL Haw, barrels, 72c; boiled,
barrels, lsw, eases, 77c; bulled, eases.
SAM FBANC1SCO PROUUCX MAKKX I
prices Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
asms FRANCISCO, SepU ,4. Fruit Pine-
.. - - t nr.au ti .''ic. i,ub- call.
fornia' lemons,"4&7c; latest f. o. b. price,
io o.oi.' ; apples, uieusmu., utf
variables Cucumbers, 30636c; string
beans. l2c; peas, 3c.
Ekss Fancy rancn, joic; store, ovl,
Onions Yellow. 4Ujduc, on aoca.
CtMeM luuon SLiSfrsra leitfiotsc; new.
104 WHic; Oregon, 1.1c; Oregon Young
Ameiieux. iOc; storage. 10c
Butter Fancy creamery, 32c; seconds,
Potatoes Delta, .new crop, Burbanks, per
sauk, OOc0$l; sweets, : . d 1 c per pound,
Salinas Burbanks, 75 85c S.
Beceipu Flour, 6052 quarters; barley,
62.706 centals; potatoes, 6790 sacks, hay.
Wsw ton a
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, Reports of an easier
feeling In the foreign exchange market and
of clearances from Santos of 67.000 bags for
the United States seemed to be responsible
for a decline of c in the price of spot
coffee here today. Buyers were said to be
holding off in the hope of increased ship
ments at lower prices and while holders of
the better grades were reported firm in
thir views, lower grades'" were said to be
offering more freely. Rio 7s were quote!
at 7c ana &anius i n x- c.
Raw sugar, steady. Molasses, 5. 37c; cen
trifugal, 6:02c. Refined, steady.
NEW YORK. Sept. 4. Mercantile paper.
7 per cent. Sterling exchange, easier ; for
cables, $5.0250; for demand, $5.0150. Bar
sliver, 53 4c.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4. Evaporated apples
quiet. Prunes, steady. Peaches, steady.
SIX GENT BULGE
New High Records Made in
Chicago Wheat Pits.
DEMAND IS MORE URGENT
Reports of Open Buying for British,
French and Other European Gov
ernments Are Not Contradicted.
Speculative Trade Heavy.
CHICAGO. Sept. 4. War prices In earnest
were realized today on 'change. A world
wide urgent demand for wheat and flour
was the power that lifted values. After an
advance of 6 to Gc a bushel, wheat closed
wild at 5 to 5 Tic above yesterday's finish.
All other leading staples showed decided
gains coin, lc to 15,lc: oats. 154c to
lsC and provisions o o .:-c to
Uncontradicted reports of open direct buy
ing for British, French and other European
governments put the greatest strength into
wheat today since the war influence de
veloped, more than a month ago. For the
first time since war was declared, vessel
room from here to Montreal was In request
and there were charters for 240,000 bushels
of wheat to go to Buffalo.
bDeculatlre trade in wheat was ot mart
ially greater volume than has been the case
for weeks. One of the chief elements of ac
tivity was in the removal of so-called hedges
by millers and exporters.
Corn derived ail its strength from wneai.
A group of big houses was conspicuous on
the buvine side and promptly took charge
of all the offerings which were made.
Kxnrt .all for oats was hardiv second to
that for wheat. About 800,000 bushels of
standard oats were taken on September con
tracts and were ordered cancelled for ship
ping from warehouses.
Provisions, although easy at first, with
hogs, swung upward later with grain. The
sharpest advance was for pork.
Open. High. Low. Close.
Sept. J1.16 U.H 1.16 J1.20H
Dec US 1.24 1.19 1.2)
Mmy 1.25 1.3114 1.25 Vi
Sept 81 .82 .81 .82
Dec 70 .71 .ltl .IOT
May 75 .79 .77 .79
Sept. 50 .01 .49 .01
Dec 03 .04 m .o. .o
May 56 .57 5B .57
Jan 22.47 2J.15 22.4o 22.97
Sent 10.10 10.15 10.07 10.15
Oct 10.2O 1).27 10.15 10.25
Jan 10.SO 11.V0 10.77 11.00
Sept. V".. irB..
Oct 12.0.1 12.22 ft 12.Uift W4i
Jan tl.50 11.80 11.47 11.72
Cash prices were:
Wheat No. 2 red, $1.19 1.23 ; No. 2
hard. 1.1S ai.22.
Corn No. 2 yellow. 82S3c; No. S
Rye No. 2. $1I.00.
Stta Francisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 4. Spot IJUOta-
UOIIS. V alia v a , -
slan, 1.71; Turkey red, 1.80; bluestem.
SI BUOX.W; reeo. oariey, i .irw . -73 ,
oats, 1.4S1.50; bran, 129; middlings. S30
31; shorts, S2930.
Call board; wneai strong, .urmei 11, -u.
1, December, $1.70 bid, October, $1.70 i bid.
Barley, firm; December, $1.25 bid,
iocs'. aclrri- M.v $1..'1J ti : September.
$1.1T bid, $1.22 asked.
Pugret Sound Wheat Markets.
TACOMA, Sept. 4. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.11 1.12; fortyfold, 98c; club and Fife.
Car receipts Wheat 102, barley 1, oats 5,
SEATLE, Sept. 4. Wheat, October and
November delivery quotations; Bluestem,
$1.10; fortyfold. 99c: club, 96c; Fife, 95c;
red Russian. 94c; turkey red, $1.04.
Car receipts Wheat 65, oats 5, hay 53,
(lour 6, barley L
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 4. Wheat, Sep
tember, $1.21; December, $1.23; No. 1
hard, $1.31: No. 2 Northern. $1.18
Barley, 55 71c.
( Naval Stores.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 4. Turpentine,
nominal, 45c; no sales; receipts, 411;
shipments, 928; stocks, 20.031.
Rosin, nominal; no sales; receipts, 752;
shipments, 1753; stocks, 11,109. Quote: A,
B, $3.50; C, D. $3.52; E. F, G. H, 1,
$3.55; K. 4.15; M, $4.50; N. $6.00; WG,
$6.25; WW, $6.35.
Chicago Dairy rroduce.
CHICAGO. Sept. 4. Butter Unchanged.
Eggs Higher. Receipts. 6088 cases, at
mark, cases included. 1822ftc; ordinary
firsts. 2021c; firsts. 22 23c.
Dnloth Flax Market.
DTJLTJTH, Sept. 4. Linseed, cash. $1.62;
September, $1.62: December, $1.67.
Hops at New York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 4. Hops, steady.
HOG MARKET STEADY
FORMER PRICES ARE MAINTAINED
Trade In Other Mites Ih Quiet Only
Six Loads Received Dnrins; Day
t attle of Poor Grade.
Only half a dozen cars of stock were re
ceived at the yards yesterday, and there was
little of interest in the day's operations.
Prices were steady in all lines. Most of
the business was in the swine division, where
former prices were maintained, the best light
hogs selling at fVJRi. A tew oaas ana ends
of eattle. mostly poor, were disposed of.
Receipts were 38 cattle, - calves, 14& hoes
and ll sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle Dan Sabage, Ballard, 1 car.
With hogs American Mercantile Com
pany, St. Johns, 1 car; F, B. Decker, Silver
ton, 1 car.
With sheep Smythe Bros., Gibbons, 2
With mixed load Dan Sabage, Sheridan,
1 car cattle, calves and bogs.
The day's sales were as follows:
Wt.Prlce.l Wt. Price.
BS hogrs 257 $U.2C-S bogs 133 $8.75
hogs 313 8.28)1 steers 1040 K.65
10 hogs 200 K.23t3 bulls 1050 3.90
S hogs 213 0.25i cow 60 3.00
t bog 4O0 8.26 1 cow tttu u.2U
3 hogj 300 ,To,. cows 1155 5.75
current prices of the v&rioua clause ot
stocK at the yards follows:
Prime steers $6.7507.00
Choice steers j 6.7 j
Medium steers .v, j
Choice cows ti.'i i & -jJ
Medium cows 5.255.7
Bulls 3,oo i 4.00
Light 9.00 9.2Z
Heavy 8.00(9 -2fi
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb.. Sept. 4. Hogs
Receipts, 4-'to. niarktt. lower. Heavy, $8.60
68.U5; light. $&-tf0'J: pigs, $8i&S.75; bulk
of sales, '-..'," -.."..
Cattle Receipts, 000; market, strong. Na
tive steers, $1. 75tf 10.25; cows and heifers,
$ti u 7.50 ; Western s teers. $6.25 S.50 ; Texas
steers, M 7.50 j cows and heifers, $5.75 &
7.00; calves. M 10.50.
Sheep Receipts. 8000; market, higher.
Yearlings. $5. 15&6; wethers, $4.75 & 5.25.
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. Sept. 4. Hogs Receipts. 13,
000: market, slow. Bulk of sales, $8.80
9.S0; light,s $b.95tfa.40; mixed. .;o.a ;.' .
hea vy, $.850 ft 0.25 ; rough. $S.504 b.05 . pigs.
$5 e. a. 60.
Cattle Receipts. 2S00; market, weak.
Beeves. $6. 70 g 10.SO . steers. $6.30 1. 20 ,
stockers and feeders. $5.4008.13; cows and
heifers, $3.759.35; calves. $7.50911.50.
Sheep Receipts, 12,000; market, steady.
Sheep. $f.755.75; "yearlings. $5.50.40;
FINANCIAL TENSION FT'BTHER ABATED
Efforts to Restore Normal Transportation
NEW YORK. Sept. 4. Dun's review to
morrow will say:
There is further abatement of the tension
In financial circles, although money con
tinues very firm snd new business is still
closely restricted to argent needs. The dis
organization of foreign exchange Is slightly
less marked. International banking arrange
ments slowly but gradually Improving.
Efforts to restore more normal transporta
tion facilities with foreign markets are
meeting with gratifying success. Shipments
of grain abroad are becoming more ex
tensive and buying for foreign account con
The higher prices induced by these pur
chases cause a considerable expansion in of
ferings of wheat from the country and these
sales abroad will hasten a return to more
normal conditions in internatonal ex
change. Considerable irregularity is manifest in re
ports from the leadng mercantile and in
dustrial centers, but in view of existing
conditions the movement of commodities is
Quite well maintained.
Failures for the week In the United States
were 3G4. compared with 205 last year; in
Canada, 55, compared with 19 last year.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE LOW
ABRUPT DECLINE IS OUTCOME OP
No Indication of Hardening of Money
Market Unless War Is Unduly
NEW YORK. Sept. 4. A notable event of
the day was the abrufit decline witnessed in
foreign exchange, London caMes failing to
$5.02 and demand to $5.01. These quota
tions represent declines of as much as five
cents In the pound sterling from the highest
rates of the week and are believed to result
directly from the outcome of negotiations
between New York City banking groups,
which are said to have agreed to finance ail
of Europe's foreign obligations maturing
between this and the expiration of the year.
There was absolutely no market for con
tinental exchange, the situation at Paris pre
cluding all possibility of exchange operations
with that center. Efforts to negotiate 30
day bills on Berlin were unavailing.
Call money was offered at 0 per cent by
representatives of Canadian banks, which
stipulated, however, that fully 50 per cent
collateral in excess of the loan would be
required. As these terms were almost pro
hibitive, little money was loaned. The mar
ket for time loans continues nominal around
8 per cent.
Money brokers see no Indication of a pro
nounced hardening of the market unless the
conflict should be unduly prolonged. The
saving clause In the local situation, they
say, Is the fact that comparatively few
loans to brokers have been called, while the
Immediate needs of that element have been
reduced to slender proportions by the set
tlement of practically all the business
transacted on July 30.
NEW HIGHWAY IS URGED
BAKER COUNTY OFFICIALS RETURN
FROM WEISER MEETING.
Survey for National Ronte Asaared
and Roads Declared So Good
Coat Would Be Small.
BAKER, Or., Sept. 4. (Special.)
Delighted with the condition of the
roads in Baker County and enthusiastic
supporters of the proposed Lincoln
Highway and with expressions favor
ing an appropriation for a survey
which would bring this proposed road
through Baker County, the County
Commissioners and Commercial Club
members returned today from Weiser,
where they attended an enthusiastic
The party, consisting of County
Judge Carter, County Commissioners
Welch and Saunders, Ernest Welch,
president of the Commercial Club: F.
A. Harmon, president of the Eastern
Oregon Light & Power Company, and
Walter Meacham, secretary of the Com
mercial Club, went to Weiser by way
of Porter's Ferry and returned by the
Olds Ferry route. Both routes were
declared good. A Huntington party
Joined them and accompanied them to
Weiser. They met three automobile
parties of tourists, who said Baker
County roads were like boulevards
compared with those of Western Ore
gon and Washington.
Baker County Commissioners hereto
fore have - expressed no opinion as to
the merits of the proposed highway
and until this trip there was no assur
ance that they would vote for the ap
propriation for a survey. It is assert
ed that roads in this county are so
good that the cost will be light.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Sept. 4. Maximum temper
ature. 63 deg-rees: minimum, 55.4 degrees.
River reading. S A. M . 4.1 feet; change In
last 24 hours, 0.1 foot fall; total rainfall,
.. p. M. to P. M., none; total rainfall
lnce September 1, 1914, none; normal, 0.13
inch; deficiency, 0.13 inch. Total sunshine,
none; possible, 13 houra H minutes. Barom
eter (reduced to sea level) 5 P. M., 80.27
North Yakima . . .
San Francisco . . .
Tatoosh Island . .
72 0. 00
titSW ;Pt. cloudy
SO 0.00 4INE
7810.00 6 NE
68 0.00' S 3W
7C 0.00 14 NW
92 0. 32
6 NE Cloudy
S SW IClear
6N (Pt. cloudy
6 0.001 8 NW Clear
70 0.00 14jW Pt. cloudy
92 0.00 C S (Clear
7S 0. 00 22NWii.'Iear
58 0.02ilSNWPt. cloudy
7.' 0.00 16 NWiClear
79 0. 0l 8.W iclear
104(0. Oof 4fN Pt. cloudy
80:4.00 12 W Pt. cloudy
83 0.004 UNWlCloudy
720.OO SIN" IClear
82!O.O0 4 SB Clear
78:O.OOl 8'E .Clear
70I0.0O; (!.E Clear
880.00116 XW Clear
64O.O0! 4jNWPt. cloudy
70 0.OO' 8'SW Clear
66j0.00i 4!W Cloudy
72 0 .OO'IO SW IClear
80,0.00 4N Cloudy
7:!o.OO' SiXE Clear
74 O.OO 12,XWCloudy
A depression of moderate energy la cen
tral north of Montana and the barometer ia
relatively high in the Pacific States and also
In the Ohio Valley. Somli Atlantic and Gulf
6tates. Light rain has fallen at the mouth
of the Columbia River and In portions of
the Lower Lake Region, Gulf and Middle
Atlantic States and New England. It is
slightly cooler in this district and alao In
Western Montana, the Ohio Valley and Mid
dle Atlantic. States.
rn conditions are favorable for fair
weather in this district Saturday. It will
be cooler in Southern Idaho and warmer in
the interior of Western Oregon and Western
Portland and vicinity Saturday fair and
warmer: northwesterly winds.
Orez.jn Saturday fair: warmer interior
weet portion; northwesterly wlndt
Washington Saturday fair: warmer In
terior west portion; westerly winds.
Idaho Saturday fair; cooler south por
tion EDWARD A. BEALS.
An investigation of the Spanish dialects
of Mexico has been undertaken by Dr. Ru
APPLE CROP G000
Yield, However, Will Be Less
WEATHER NOT FAVORABLE
Government Figure Far Greater
Than Northwest States CouM
Have Produced Under Most
The Pacific Northwest will have a rood
apple crop this year, bat by no means the
big yield that wu expected earlier In the
season, nor aa large as recent Government
estimates. This is the opinion of apple
experts who have gone over the situation
carefully. There was promise in the Sprlns
of an immense output, but weather condi
tions throughout the Summer wers not
favorable for a bumper yield.
In spite of these developments the Gov
ernment, In its latest estimate of the total
crop of the country, has credited the Pacific
Coast states with a crop far greater than
could have been produced under the most
favorable circumstances. The Government
estimate for the three Northwestern states
of 12,400, 1)00 bushels is declared to b fuU
4,00o,0G0 bushels more than the trees will
A. P. Bateham, v.ce-presldent of the
Northwestern Fruit Exchange, takes vig
orous exception to the Government's esti
mates. He says:
"Gloomy Gus" Emulated.
"The United States Department of Agri
culture, In its latest estimate of the United
States apple crop, seems to have emu
lated the example set by 'Gloomy Gus
White tnd the aggregation of Eastern apple
operators who have been induct riously in
venting "bear" statistics on apple production.
"The department's latest 'guess' .s 210,
000,000 bushels, the highest figures that
have been published. On the other hand,
the Northwestern Fruit Exchange, of Port
land, with its corps of expert reporters, es
timates this season's crop at only 142,
"The astonishingly preposterous figvres
of the Governmen t for the Pacific Coast
States, stated in bushels, compare as fol
lows with local estimates;
V. S. Dept. N. W. ruit
States Agriculture. Exchange.
Montana 800,000 1&9.000
Idaho 1,600,000 630.000
Washington 7.600,000 6.363,000
Oregon 3,300,000 1,823,000
California 6,800,000 2,205,000
Total bushels 18,600,000 10.710,000
Figures 50 Per Cent Too High.
"The department's figures above are 50
per cent higher than the Coast states even
hoped for at blossoming time, and nearly
double the actual crop now m sight, accord
ing to experienced men who are on the
ground and whose work of this nature In
previous years always has proved accurate,
"It is no help to present conditions to
have such figures appear in print. War
times have brought an unsettled condition
in the price end of the proposition already,
and with the added burden of combatting
misleading and erroneous reports of the
'b'ggest crop ever, a stupendous handicap
is likely to be experienced.
"Points having suh a big meaning should
be weighed carefully before publication.
The truth should be spread broadcast among'
the people. Facts this year are sufficiently
pessimistic without the added grief from
MILL MANAGER FINED
S. C. TEVIS FOOD GUILTY OK DIS
ODKD1EXCE TO STATE ORDER.
t'banirca In Milnanklc Plaat Not Made,
Saya Orearon City Court, When For
mal Demand Ih Made.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Sept. 4. (Spe
cial.) S. C. Tevis. vice-president and
general manager of the L. B. Menefee
Lumber Company, of Portland, was
found Kuilty In the Justice Court here
today on a charge of not making cer
tain changes in the Milwaukie plant
by the State Labor Department. Jus
tice Slevers imposed a fine of $50 and
attorneys for the defendant gave no
tice of appeal.
In his decision, Justice Sievers held
that the last demand of the State Labor
Department, on June 10, was binding
on the mill, and that a previous de
mand made in March was not legal.
Deputies from the Labor Department
made an examination of the property
In March before the mill was com
pleted and ordered the lumber com
pany to Install blowers and other
equipment on the shingle machines.
The matter was appealed to a board of
arbitration and it was held that the
type of blowers demanded by the state
was not practical.
June 10 a second examination of the
mill was made and for a second time
the State Department ordered the same
type of blowers installed. August 1
was set as the time limit. The state
says the order was ignored. Action
then was begun in the Justice Court
by Deputy Labor Commissioner Gram.
SCENERY FINALLY TIRES
FAMILY" IH ALTO HERE AFTER
Oregon In Liked Beat of Any State
Explored by Family From
"No, wevill not visit Crater Lake.
We don't want to see any more scenery.
We want to get home."-
Tlius, seated comfortably in the big
red armchairs in the lobby of the
Seward, and spt-aking in chorus, Mr.
and Mrs. George Boone, Jr., of Los An
geles, made it plain that the wander
lust that took possession of them laBt
April has been satisfied.
Leaving their home April 21, with
E. A. Lash as chauffeur, Mr. and Mrs.
Boone iiave traveled in their automo
bile twice across the continent east
and north as far as Lisbon Falls, BO
miles north of Portland, Me., and west
along the northern tier of states, ar
riving yesterday in Portland, Or.,
tanned, heaythy ad In good spirits,
but having seen quite enouglt of Amer
ica to last them for some time.
Leaving Los Angeles, they crossed
the desert when it was raining, thus
escaping the heat.
Telling of the trip, they made big
Jumps with ease, and instead of dwell
ing on the splendors of the Grand Can
yon, up which they drove, or relating
the grandeur of the Rockies, they soon
made the big loop and plunged Into an
amazed recital of something they saw
in Oregon, which seems to have ma3e
more of an impression on them than
all else put together.
They have traveled S500 miles and
have seen the principal cities of the
RUNAWAY MAY BE FATAL
Stage Team Bolts on John Day
Mountain and Cout'li Wrecked.
TOHV DAY. Or.. Sept. 4. (Special.)
The team on the Lons Creek stage ran
PINKERTON & COMPANY
UNITED STATES DETECTIVE AGENCY
Chicago, HI., ever since 1883
No connection with or relation to the Pinkarton National DetectW
Scientific detective work along modern lines. Our
We force the payment of bad debt. We operate on the broad
principle that you cannot make any one pay v twleaa he wanU to
pay you, and our province is to make him want to pay you.
A DETECTIVE AGENCY CAN DO THIS.
. Northwestern Offices. 412-13 Lumbermen! bldf., Portland. Or.
Phone Main 7741.
W. H. TKEECE, District Manager.
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
away yesterday while coming down the
John Day Mountain. Mrs. L. E. Shel
ley, who was a passenger, waa lama
from the wagon and possibly fatally
hurt. She Is being taken care of at the
Patterson cottage in Canyon City with
Dr. Chilton and Miss Georgia Dodson.
a graduate nurse from Baker, in at
tendance. The driver. Guy Durham, was
thrown out and received some bad
bruises but was not seriously hurt.
The stage toppled Into a canyon and
was destroyed, but luckily nobody was
riding inside. The horses stayed on the
road, breaking away from the coach.
IRISH TO MAKE MERRY
FELLOWSHIP CLUB TO HOLD PKM
AT CANKMAH PARK.
Sporta of Old Biin sad Music Dear to
Hearta of Hlberalana Features
Irish people of Portland will descend
in force upon Canemah Tark tomorrow
to enjoy the celebration of the first
annual picnic of the Irish-American
Fellowship Club. The crowd will leave
at :30 In the morning from EaBt Mor
rison and - Water streets and tickets
are to be procured at the station.
The programme for the day is elabo
rate and of wide range. Sports and
dancing will be enjoyed and refresh
ments will be served on the grounds.
James Hennessy Murphy and Paullnus
McDonald will discuss "What Effect the
European War WW Have on the Home
Rule Question." Old Irish alra will be
heard again when two pipers, recently
from Ireland, will wake the echoes of
other days on the bagpipes. Miss Ann
McNamara will play the harp.
The old-time sports of Ireland, con
sisting of athletic events, dancing and
weight throwing, will be on tne pro
gramme. Following Is the arrangement of
One-hundred-yard dash, for men, box
cigars. Fitzgerald Cigar Company; D0
yard dash, married women, one pound
Lipton's Tea, D. W. Lane: 60-yard dash,
hnvn under 18. Dalr shoes. Co-operative
Shoe Company; 50-yard dash, girls
under IS. box of candy. Couch Phar
macy: 100-yard dash, fat men. one bottle
of Mountain Dew, Donnully orotners.
50 yards, free-for-all, women over 1.
one can of coffee, J. E. Malley: 75-yard
wheelbarrow race, box of candy. Lamo
reaux Confectionery Company; 75-yard
three-legged race, bottle of wine. Royal
liquor store; cracker-eating contest for
women, two pounds ot conee. as. j.
Driscoll; women's spike-driving con
test, box of baking powder, M. J. Mal
ley; Irish Jig dancing, bottle of "Vir
ginia Dare," Neil o'Hare; tug-of-war.
Ancient Order of Hibernians vs. Irish
American Fellowship Club, $5 cash
LAW'S VALIDITY TESTED
WATER BOARD ACT SCANNED IN
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT.
Paclfle Livestock Company Sue to Hr
tralm Hats of Flow From SII
vlea River by Others.
Contending that the act of the Ore
gon Legislature of 1909 creating the
State Water Board is at variance with
the Federal Constitution, the Pacific
Livestock Company appeared as the
plaintiff In a suit in United States
District Court Thursday.
The company asks an Injunction
against the Board's authorizing claim
ants other than the Pacific company
from taking water from the Sllvles
River, in Harney County, where the
concern has Uli.OOO acres of land.
Because the suit attacks the validity
of a state law It Is being heard by
L'nited States District Judges Bean and
Wnlvurinn anil L'nited States Circuit
Judge Gilbert, sitting en banc.
The Pacific Livestock Company con
tends that it has an established right
to the waters of the Sllvles River, and
that for the State Water Board to
give the waters to anyone else Is to
take the company's property without
due process of law.
Arrayed with Attorney -General
Crawford, representing the State Wa
ter Board In resisting the suit, are
George V. Cochran, of La Grande, and
C. B. McConnell, of Burns. Assisting
them is Oliver P. Morton, special coun
sel for the Reclamation Service.
The company is represented by Ed
ward F. Treadwell. of San Francisco,
and John Rand, of Baker.
With the Water Board as defendants
are named the Harney Valley Improve
ment Company, the Sllvles River Irri
gation Company. William Hanley and
304 other claimants to water from the
The Pacific Livestock Company Is
defendant in a suit filed in the Harney
County Court by the State of Oregon,
attacking the tUles to the company's
26,000 acres of land.
Outside students to Attend.
ST. JOHNS. Or.. Sept. 4. (Special.)
At least 15 high school pupils from
Llnnton will attend the James Johns
High School of St. Johns this year.
The St. Johns Board of Education
acted favorably on the application of
the Llnnton students at the meeting
Thursday night flxlng the tuition at
$40 a year. The Board voted to Install
a full commercial course In the high
school and employed A. H. Babb as
Instructor. Commercial law may be In
cluded In the course. A night com
mercial course will be given In the
high school, which outside student)
The progressive cities
of the Unltsd States
and Canada are us
ing bltullthlc almost
exclusively. It wears
Swift & Company
Union Stock Yards, fhlraso. . ISM
Dividend No. 112
Dividend ..f ONE DOLLAR and SFVKNTY
FIVE CENTS ($l.7M per share on th capital
stock of Swift A Company, w ill be paid on O. t
1st, 1914. to stockholders of record. Sept. 10, 114.
as shown on the hooks of th" Company.
f. S. HAYWAKD. (Uar.terr
TIlAVKLatKS)' il llL.
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Sailings for HAVRE
Rochambeau, Sept. 12, 3 P.M.
France - - Sept. 16, 10 A.M.
La Touraine - Sept. 19, 3 P.M.
Chicago - - Sept. 26, 3 P.M.
FOR INFORMATION A1FM
Company's Office, 19 State Street, N. Y.
OR LO Al. AliKMS.
S. S. ELDER
SAII M NBaVVi M:l"T. i. AT A..
NORTH PACIFIC" - i l 'l-Mii CO.
Ticket OfftM Trelfht Offlca
11IA Id It. ,! foot .Vorthrup St.
MAIN 1314 A lilt li Main b:u3. A ttll
TAHITI AND NKW ZEALAND.
Hound Trip Kate.: I'it.i-- ! I" Tahiti
IX, to Welflualon .'07.e, to Sydney S;M.
special laille Ot-eaii Tour i Including
South Mas lalea), S3:j 1st class throughout.
Kound Hie Morld Rates on applUallon.
Regular through aervice from San Kranclsco.
S. IS. Malt! tlOOO tons) aalla Sept. It.
8. S Mount UO.OftO tons) sails Out. It,
8. 6. Marama (ll.iOO tuna) sells Nav. 11.
Send for Pamphlet,
talon Hteam.ulp . of . .'aland. US.
ortlce: t7 Market street, San aranclai-o.
or local 8. S. and R It. agenta.
L,e.&vs Waathlngton-itreft Dock M I A. M.
Dally. 8uQda, 1.30. tor
Astoria and Way Landings
Returning Leaves Astoria at J:00 V. M.
Fare, (l.oo Bach wa Mats ttat.
TMC WORLD'S tAT GARDEN M
BAH1A. ItIO DK JANEIRO, SANTOH.
MUNTiCVlLfc.O nd lil'BNOS AYUbW
Frequent M I II tiff fruDi .Nrw York by h w
and fal lii-iOU-ton puer lemr.
BUSK DANIELS, Om. Act.,
ft flroJia, . Y.
Iore B. hniith. til and UaMhlagton
Or Loral Agent.
UPPER COLUMBIA RIVER EXCURSIONS
ON STEAMER BAILEY GATZERT
Dally rouud trip lu The DalUs. agiepl oa
Sunday and Mondaxl laava t'ortland at J
A. M., arrlea on return al M:ta P. r rara
11 eacb way. Sunday, excursion to asrau t
Locks. SI round trip: leaa Alder at. Dor k at
9 X M. arrtvo on return at 6 P. M. 1'bon.
Main UU or A M12.
COOS BAY LINE
Sails from AJnaworth dock. Portland. I A. M.
Dept. 0. lu. It. 20. II. 10.
Freight and ticket offlcee. Iower Alnasrortk
dock Portland A Cooa Bay S. H. Line.
L. II. liK.VTINtl, Aaealt.
I'houe Main ..cm A -MJt.
. 8. BKAVEB FOB
A. M., 8KFT. .
The Haua rraacsae. A fortius! S. 8.
Id and Maahlnglon St.. mltb O.-W.
N S3 BE Mao-shall 4S0. A till.
OatAiaj to cooa bat.
Autos run dally. Dellahtlul trip 1
Ajlsa-ani or lbs Ocassn-hsaosl roatt
AH. ransrvtUSSt to
O, aauuu.V. Urals .