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ttti? morning oregoxian, Friday, September is, ioia.
CHINESE if SCANDAL
Frank H. Tape, Interpreter at
Seattle, Under Arrest.
EXTRAVAGANCE IS CLEW
Trusted Agent of Immigration Serv
ice Accused of Using Position
to Personal Advantage In
Case of Orientals.
Portland Chinese are said to have
been victims of a scandal In the United
States Immigration Service, which
started through tne arrest at Seattle
Wednesday of J; rank H. Tape. Chinese
Interpreter for the Seattle office, who
la accused of collusion in connection
with the, admission of Chinese to the
United States. It Is reported that
Tape's predicament will lead to a Ken
era! Investigation that may involve
others on the Coast.
Tape is an American-born Chinaman
f-an Francisco being his place of birth.
He entered the immigration service in
1902, and in 1907 was stationed in this
city for a brief period, being sent to
Seattle in 1908, where he has remained
since. R. P. Bonbam, of she Portland
office, who investigated the Seattle
case, recommended to Commissioner-
General of Immigration Caminetti Au
gust 1 that Tape be suspended. This
was based on evidence submitted to
Commissioner Caminetti, and previous
to his arrest Tape was dismissed on the
air. iJonham declined to make a
statement of the case yesterday, say
ing that Tape had been held to the
Foderal Grind Jury at Seattle under
bonds in the sum of $10,000, and that
he supposed he would be called on later
Jn the matter. At the same time it is
asserted by some Government men that
Tape is not Involved In any transac
tions here, the only way in which Chi
nese of this city are concerned in the
- scandal being through their admission
by way of Seattle or In bringing rela
tives anu friends into the country. It
is charged that Tape has deposited
from 10,000 to 112,000 annually, owned
an auto and in other ways has had
more of the world's goods than his sal
ary would provide.
Under the Taft administration he did
considerable confidential work for the
Government, and up to recently was
trusted fully. Numerous Chinese are
said to have been called on to testify
in the investigation regarding the man
ner in which they entered the country,
as well as the part they played In
gaining admission for others. In his
capacity as interpreter it Is pointed
out that the accused had many oppor
tunities to assist or delay the entrv of
a Celestial, and just how far others
may be involved Is expected to be de
veloped at the trial. Immigration of
ficiK.ls say it is the first scandal of
consequence to hit the department.
DAVEXTTtY COMES FOR CARGO
fcaion Monarch Saves 3 0 lays'
Steaming Via Canal.
Officials of the Portland Flouring
Mills Company deny reports from San
Francisco that the firm has under char
ter the British steamer Daventry,
which made the Golden Gate Wednes
day from Moji in ballast and Is said to
be coming here for r. full cargo of
wheat. The company had the British
steamer Sowwell under engagement to
load here about the middle of Sep
tember, but as she was last reported
heading for England, it Is supposed
thj owners have substituted some oth
er vessel. The Sowwell's cancelling
date is late la October.
The British steamer Saxon Monarch
finishes loading wheat at Irving dock
today. She will have close to 8000 tons
and Is to proceed to England by way
of the Panama Canal. It Is probable
the ship will go to Teneriffe for or
ders. Canal tolls on the steamer will
approximate J6000 and she should reach
Teneriffe in 35 days, saving 30 days
as compared with the run by , way of
the Straits of Magellan.
6TBATHOKD rOKES CHINESE
If Slant-Eyed Salt Makes Good Es
cape Ship Pays $500.
It may cost the owners of the Brlt
. lsh steamer Strathord a pretty penny
because the skipper misjudged Chinese
nature, as one almond-eyed member of
the crew, who was In a party of five
?iven shore liberty at Astoria, failed
to return to the ship. Immigration In
spector Barbour was informed by tele
phone yesterday of the escape of the
lone Chink. He instructed his deputy at
Astoria to have the master of the
steamer offer a reward for the missing
man' and If taken he will be returned
to the vessel, which sailed for Port
The law provides a head tax of J500
for Chinese. Numerous cases have been
reported of Chinese leaving ships in
American ports, but when it has been
ehown that the master and owners took
precautions against French leave
through employing watchmen, the head
tax is seldom enforced. In this In
stance, however, Barbour thinks it
probable that the $500 will be collect
ed because the Chinese was given shore
COASTER TAKEN" FOR WHEAT
Tariff on Cereal to Golden Gate
ltunges From $1.25 to $1.50.
Balfour, Guthrie & Co. have taken
the steamer Northland for two trips
l transport wheat to San Francisco.
The movement of cereal in that direc
tion holds on and aboard the steamer
, . Loop, which was cleared yester
day, are 750 tons, while on the steamer
-Mvavado are ISOO tons and 100,000 feet
The steamer Bear, sailing tomorrow
for California, was to have taken on
more grain, but. as it Is, she has con
sideraMe The Yucatan had 400 tons
of wheat when she sailed Wednesday
and 20S tons of flour for San Francisco,
with 345 tons of wheat, 125 tons of
flour. 25 tons of oats and 78 tons of
bran for San Pedro, with 561 tons of
wheat and 25 tons of oats for San
In a few cases $1.50 a ton is being
secured for wheat to San Francisco,
but a major portion of the stuff is be
ing moved at $.u25 and. with steam
schooner owners clamoring for busi
ness, these is little prospect of the
MORE LIGHTED AIDS ALTERED
Bureau Decides to Increase Effi
ciency of Night Marks.
Changes in navigation aids have been
authorized as follows:
Juan de Fuca Strait Vancouver Island.
Fnooke Inlet. Whiffen spit light, color of
light changed to fixed red.
Juan de Fuca Strait Hetn Bank gas and
bell buoy, to be established about October
1, in the present position of Heln Bank bell
buoy, which will be discontinued. The buoy
will be red and black, cylindrical, with
skeleton superstructure, and will show a
flashing red light of about 40-candleDower,
12 feet above water, every 3 seconds; flash,
0.3 second duration.
Coos Bay Marshfleld ranee front light
changed September 13, from fixed white t
San Francisco Harbor approaches Bonlt
Point light station: lntensitv of liEht to b
increased about October 1 to 16,UOO-candle
Xews of Oregon Ports.
ASTORIA. Or, Sept. 17. (Special.)
The steamer Yucatan sailed this morn
ing for San Francisco and San Pedro.
The steam schooner Siskiyou arrived
from ban Francisco and went to Knapp
ton to take on lumber.
The steamer George W. Fenwick ar
rived this morning and went to the
Hammond mill to load lumber.
The steam schooner Multnomah sailed
this morning for San Diego with lum
The steam schooner J. B. Stetson ar
rived from Southeastern Alaska.
The American-Hawaiian liner Ohioan
arrived today from San Francisco.
The British steamer Hurst sailed for
Australia with a cargo of lumber.
The British steamer Strathord sailed
for Puget Sound.
The tank steamer Oleum arrived from
The steam schooner Yosemite arrived
from San Francisco.
The steamer Cuzco sailed for the
West Coast, via San Francisco.
The steam schooner Thomas L. Wand
arrived from Portland with cargo for
COOS BAY, Or., Sept. 17. (Special.)
The steamship Geo. W. Elder arrived
from Eureka at 6:15 A. M. and sailed
for Portland at 10. having on board 108
Coos Bay passengers.
The steamship Breakwater sailed to
day for Portland at 12:30.
Four racing horses were brought on
the Elder today from Eureka to par
ticipate in the Myrtle Point races.
The gasoline schooner Randolph Is
in the lower bay, bound to Rogue River.
MAR EVE IXTELLIGEACE.
. Steamer Schedule.
due: to arrive.
Bear .....Los Angeles....
Breakwater. ...... Coos Bay. ......
Geo. W. Elder. .... .Kurek:. . . ,
Beaver. ...... .....Los Angeles.
Roanoke. ......... -an Diego. . . . . .
Koae City. ... ... .. .Los Angeles. ...
Yucatan. ... ... Jail Dieifo.
DuK TO DEPART.
Yale S3. V. to L. A,....
Hai vard . F. to L. A
Bear. ............ .Los Angeles. . . .
Paraiso .Coos Bay-S. F...
Breakwater.. ..... Coos Bay.......
Geo. W. Elder. .....Eureka
J. B. Stetson. ..... .Los Angeles. . . .
Roanoke. ......... San Diugo. . . . . .
Klamath .......San LHego
San Ramon. ... ... .San Francisco. ..
Beaver. . . ...... ...Los Angeles. ...
Northland. ....... .San Francisco. . .
Ceiilo. ............ San Diego. .....
Rose City. ... ..... Xos Angeles. ...
Yucatan. ......... an Diego. .....
Multnomah ....... an Diego. . . . .
.. Sept. 19
. . Sept. 18
. . Sept.
. . Tept. 20
. : Sept. 24
. .Sept. 30
. Sept. 31
EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL
Monmouthshire. .. .London. .......
Den of Airlle .London ........
Merionethshire. ... London.
Helgravia Bam burs: . .....
. . Indft
. - In port
. . Oct.
.. Nov. IS
Caralganshlre. .... London. .......
Brasilia. ........ ..Hamburg. .....
Den of An ile. ..... London . .......
Merionethshire. ... London
Cardiganshire. ... .-London. .......
Brasilia. ......... .Hamburg. ......
Thos. L. Wand. .... Skagway . ......
. . Nov.
. . Nov.
. . Nov.
, Sept. 23
. Sept. oO
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(All positions reported at 8 P. M., September
a , unless otnerwtse aesignateu.)
Santa Rosalia, Seattle for San Francisco,
35 miles west of the Columbia River.
Yucatan, Portland for San Francisco, 15
miles south of Yaqulna,
Cuzco. Portland for San Francisco, 35 miles
souin ol tne coiumota River.
Queen, an Francisco for Seattle, 85 miles
norm ox Cape Bianco.
Leggett, Grays Harbor for San Francisco,
off the Columbia River.
Santa Cruz, Seattle for San Francisco, 85
mues nortn ol cape .hSlanco.
Admiral Schley. Seattle for San Francisco,
32 miles south of the Columbia River.
Farragut, San Francisco for Seattle, off
Geo. W. Elder. Coos Bay for Portland, 27
miles north of Yaqulna Head.
Sierra. San Francisco for Honolulu, 424
miles out at 8 P. M., September 16.
hydney, Balboa for San Francisco, 875
miles south of ban Francisco at 8 P. M., Sep
Enterprise. Seattle for Honolulu, 1297 miles
Lansing, San Francisco for Port San Luis.
100 miles south of San Francisco.
Beaver. San Francisco for Portland, 14
mues south of point Arena.
Columbia, Santa Barbara for San Fran
Cisco. 30 miles north of Point Aririiellr,
Klamath. ijan Francisco for Portland, off
Northland, San Francisco for Portland, 10
miles north of San Francisco.
Portlands San Francisco for San Pedro. 20
uiues soutn of ban Francisco.
Falcon, Port San Luis for San Francisco
33 miles north of Port San Luis
Sydney, Balboa for San Francisco. 140
miles south of San Francisco
Buck. Monterey for Portland, 277 miles
Santa Rita, Seattle for Port San Luis, 178
... .1 . a iiuim 1 riiiicisco.
Chatham, San Francisco for Seattle, 75
miles north of Mendocino, with schooner
Hugh Hogan in tow.
Nome City. San Francisco for Seattle. 22
miles north of Blunts P.eef.
Hanalel. Eureka for San Francisco, three
miles south of Point Gorda.
Richmond, Richmond for Seattle, 260 miles
Argyll, Oleum for Seattle, 9 miles from
El Segundo, Point Wells for Richmond. 20
miles west of Race Rock.
Maverick, Port Angeles for Richmond. 19
miles west of Ediz Hook.
Willamette, San Francisco for Everett 15
miles west of Race Rock. '
Governor. San Pedro for San Francisco 8
miles nurth of Point Arguello.
Speedwell, San Diego for San Pedro 28
miles north of San Diego.
Lanslns, for Port Harford. 100 miles south
of San Francisco.
Santa Clara. Santa Cruz Island for San
Pedro. 20 miles south of Hueneme
Yale. San Pedro for ban Francisco,
pessed Point Hueneme at 6:24 P. M. '
v Movements or Vessels.
PORTLAJTD, Sept. 17. Arrived Steam
ers Oleum, from Port San Luis; Yosemite
from ban Francisco; J. B. Stetson, from
Skagway and way porta Sailed Steamer
Norwood, for San Pedro.
Astoria, Sept.. 17. Arrived at 4:30 A. M
steamer George W. Fenwick. from San'
Pedro. Sailed at 7 A. M.. steamer Yucatan
for San Diego and way ports. Arrived at
i:80 and left up at 1 P. M.. steamer Oleum,
from Port San Luis. Arrived at 7:40 and left
up at 10 A. M.. steamer Yosemite from San
Francisco. Sailed at 10:15 A. M.. Norwegian
ship Nordhav, for United Kingdom. Sailed
at 12:30. Norwegian steamer Cuzco, for West
Coast, via San Francisco. Sailed at 4:30 A.
M., steamer Multnomah, for San Diego Ar
rived at 4:20 and left up at 4:33 p" M
steamer Ohioan, from New York and' way
San Francisco. Sept. 17. Arrived at 2 A
M., steamer Roanoke. from San Diego
Sailed at 3 P. M., steamer Beaver, from Saii
Pedro, for Portland. Sept. 16 Sailed at 9
P. M.. steamer Daisy Putnam, for Portland.
Coos Bay. Sept. 17. Arrived at 6 A M
steamer Geo. W. Elder, from Eureka. Sailed
Steamer Breakwater, for Portland
Seattle. Sept. 17. Arrived at 7:3o A. M
steamer Washingtonlan. from Portland
s.an Fedro- Sept. 17. Arrived Steamer
Ceiilo, from Portland.
Astoria, Sept. 16. Arrived at S:SO P M
steamer Siskiyou, from San Pedro. Sailed
at 7 P. M.. British steamer Strathord for
Port Blakely; at 10 P. M.. British steamer
Hurst, for Sydney. Arrived Steamer J B
Stetson, from Skagway.
New York. Sept. 17. Sailed Lewis Luck
enbach. for San Francisco; Ansonla. for
Yokohama, Sept. 13. Arrived Korea,
from San Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 17. Arrived Steam
ers Wilmington, from Port Angeles- J A
Chanslor. from Hoquiam; Pennsylvania, from
Philadelphia; Ventura, from Sydney; Man
churia, from Hongkong: Henrik Ibsen (Nor
weglan), from Honolulu. Sailed Steamers
Buffalo (British), for Wagland Island
China; Beaver, for Portland; Wasp, for Ta
coma; barkentine Archer, for Roche Har
bor. Seattle, Sept. 17. Arrived Steamers Hum
boldt. Alameda, from Southeastern Alaska:
Washingtonian, from New York, for Victoria
and Nome: St. Paul, from Ores. Railed
Steamer Spokane, for Southeastern Alaska.
Tides at Astoria Friday.
High. Low. .
11 ...1 A. 1 SI tmHK A n f a . .
11:49 P. m".'.s!t feettO-ll p' m"'...L7 feet
Considerable time is wasted In fix
ing the responsibility in order to pun
ish someone who feels bad enough.
CAMPAIGN IS SHORT
Packers Closely Sold Up on
1914 Alaska Salmon.
CHEAP GRADE NEARLY GONE
Price of Reds May Be Advanced
Over Opening Quotations Be
lated Demand From Jobbers
A big .-un of Fall fish is reported In the
Lower Columbia, but packers declare the
quality of the fish Is very poor.
The market for Alaska salmon Is strong.
Although- only two weeks have elapsed since
opening prices on the new pack were an
nounced, the pack has already been closely
absorbed on confirmation, subject to ap
prova! of opening prices and new business
since booked. In the cheaper grades stocks
are well out of first hands, according- to
all accounts, while the available supply of
Alaska reds controlled by packers is re.
portea to be small.
According to current resorts a number of
the big buyers have not yet covered their
requirements In the last named grade, as
toey expect to get concessions on the nnrn
Ing price from packers. Instead of cutting
prices directly or by the granting of extra
discounts the packers of red Alaska salmon
are said to be contemplating an advance of
5c a dozen on the opening prices. A block
oi 15,000 cases of pinks which was shipped
rrom tne Coast to a commission house be.
fore opening prices were named and duo to
arrive about the 27th has all been sold.
Stocks of pinks in first hands appear to
be closely cleaned up. Some of the packers
are said to be unable to fill contracts in
tnis grade and are trying to buy from com
petltors. However, those packers who have
any pinks left prefer to hold them for their
own trade rather than help out those who
aro short on contract deliveries.
The Eastern trade is also complaining of
me, scarcity of chums. La rare Jobber there
who have been withholding orders for
sockeyes in the expectation of concessions
irom opening prices, finding that packers
womo. not tail in with their views, have
come into the market durins the nt row
days with fairly liberal orders, according to
turrcnt reports in brokerage circles.
WHEAT MARKET IS HOLDING STEADY
Prices All Over Country Rave firm Under
ixcai Receipts Heavy.
Grain men fear a conirejitinTi whMt
on tne men i nnrkx n.K.in,. . 1. 1 i. .
averaged 200.0OO bushels a day and ship
ments are not oeing made in equal quan
tity. About 20,000,000 bushels of th mn.
t is estimated. h ..... v. .v. . .
and although there is some improvement in
laciimes, tracers are inclined now
m ko siow in tne matter of taking on fresh
The market Is hnl,Un .oH, .. - ,
lief prevails that prices will be- maintained
somewhere around the present level, while
u' ar continues. Alter peace comes, a
great increase In the movement of wheat
to Europe is looked for, and It seems cer
tain that Drices will h f -i v--, , i a.An..
as a result. The cessation' of exports from
Australia is expected in the near future,
and that is likely to have an Influence on the
f or wnite wieat.
A little export flour tuNina i.
worked, but prices are too high to be at
tractive to Oriental buvm ls: t.-- .
era nour orders are reported to have been
booked, but there are rumor nt fin.,. .,,
ing in the Middle We. ih v.- .
English Government account.
No wheat sales were mads at the noon
session of the Merchants- Exchange, and btd
were dui iittie cnanged from those
of Wednesday. One hundred tnnm a Oc
tober oats vera sold at 27.50. For soot
oats 27 was bid, an advance of a dollar
over the previous days prices. Buyers also
offered more for mill feed.
Local receipts, in cam. m -annH.. i
. . -ru. bCU " J
mo aiercnants- exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
8 20 1
!-' 14 ill
Thursday llu jt B
Season to date.3S02 838 57S
near ago 3103 474 Sort
BLASTING CAPS AND FCSE HIGHER
Advance in lrices as Result of Wax In
The war has caused an nrivan,. i .-
on blasting caps and safety fuse. A new
list Issued bv the California iwt.. t- a
Company quotes doublentape safety fuse In
1a tAan a - -
n v ioti ana over at $4.65 and In
lots of 1000 feet and le. r ,r. .....
old prices were 4.80 and $3 respectively.
Advances In the other brands are similar.
Blasting caps. No. , are quoted at $7 70
, i j .. . i
v . -. v.w. u.ug 10 quantity, as against
$6.60 to S7.43. the old nri..
sizes have advanced in proportion. Elec
tric exploders are 15 to 35 cents per hun
dred higher. Trojan powder prices are un
changed. F. J. Brennan. of the company,
'War carries thm hnrrln r .
- .no ir in
creased prices on fuse and caps. We have
heard nothing but this pessimistic note of
war e.ffects resulting In price Increase right
down the line. It will not be long before
conditions will change. Our lumber mills
and logging camps, as well as our farmers
and factories that are now held up for want
of an outlet for their goods, will soon re
port increased activity. This change can
not fall to come."
3I'CLELIAN BUYS 10O0 BALES HOPS
Auamonal Ilircbasrs Made at 18
Crop Weighs Light.
The total purchases of hops by O O. Mr.
Clellan. of the Kola Nels Hop Company, are
reported to hare been 10O0 bales. Among
the lots bought, in addition to those al
ready named, was 200 bales from T. A.
Llvesley & Co., at 18 cents.
Hop-picking returns from the btsr Yards
in the Independence section show a mate
rial shortage in green hops, as compared
with last year. The hops are also weighing
out less from the kilns, the shrinkage aver
aging; 80 per cent, against 73 per cent last
Western Washington is coming down much
lighter than last year. The big Dobaon yard
at Chehalis will have only half a crop. The
outside estimate of the Washington yield
is now 40,000 bales.
FIRST CAR GRAPEFRUIT MADE ' CP
Hood River Gravensteina on Trade Grapes
The first car of Florida grapefruit was
made up yesterday, and will arrive here in
about two weeks.
There was a good demand for all lines of
fruit, especially grapes. Another car of
Tokays is due today. Peaches also sold
readily. Levi clings at 70 centa and Elbertas
at ao to 70 cents.
A car of Hood River Gravenstelns was re
ceived and put on sale at S1.25 to 1.S3. ac
cording to size. A car of sweet potatoes
was also unloaded.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cltlo.
yesterday were as follows:
Portland $1.88.29 $143,72
Seattle 2.X33 (Ml
Eastern Cranberry Crop Estimates.
The latest estimate of the coming Raat.m
cranberry crop places the mil vfM ar jo
000 barrels, that of New Jersey at 140,000
' barrels and Wisconsin at 4O.0OO barrels a
total of OSO.000 barrels. The Cape - Cod
Cranberry Association has estimated its
crop at 380,222 barrels. Cape Cod ship
ments last year were 327,778 bnrrels; in 191S.
327.OO0 barrels: in 1911, 273,000 barrels,
and in 1910. 2S7.000 barrels.
Eastern Butter Received.
Poultry receipts were larger yesterday
than for several days past and the market
weakened. Buyers declined to pay over 14
cents for hens and wanted springs at the
same price. The trade in dressed meats
was also slow.
Eggs were steady with the supply about
iu ma aoroana.
A car of Eastern butter was on the mar
ket, which did not tend to Improve the
situation. Cheese prices were unchanged.
rOKTIAND MARKET QUOTATIONS.
Grate. Flour. Feed. Ktc
Merchants Exchange, noon session -Wheat
Bluestem z Loo
Forty-fold , u6
Red Russian ....................... ,91
Red fife .......................... lil"A
No. l white, feed 27 00
No. i leed 22 OO
Shorts 24. 7S
All quotations for prompt delivery.
100 tons October oata..... $27 .rW
M1LLFEED Spot prices: Bran, ' ut
26.0opcr ton; shorts. 29 29.60; roiled bar-
FLOUR Patents. I5.40 per barret;
straigsts. J4.60; graham, 15.40; whole wheat.
5.a0; exports. 4.VMi4.o0.
CORN Whole, per ton; cracked, 1311
HAY Old timothy. Eastern Oregon, S15-9
16; new-crop timothy. Valley, 12.504J i;i:
grain hay, 10'ull; alfalfa, 12 13.50.
Local lobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia Kiver one-pound tails
$2.20 per doxen: half-pound flats. $L40; one
pound flats, $2.45; Alaska pink, one-pound
HONEY Choice, X3.23 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 14g21c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 14c; Alberta. 14ry15c; almonds, 23c;
peanuts, 5w8c; cocoanuta. $1 per dozen: pe
cans, 1 f16c.
BEANS Small white, 7lc; large white.
Lima, be! pink, 5c; Mexican. 714c;
COFFEE Roasted, In drums. 18Q37o per
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $7.80; beet.
$7.60: extra C. $7.60: nowdered in hitf.1.
wALT Granulated. $15.60 per ton; half
ground. lOOs. $10.76 per ton; 80s, $11.30 per
ton ; dairy. $14 per ton.
RICE No. 1 Japan, 5K5ttc; Southern
head, e'i&7je; island, 6c
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 10 lie per
pound; apricots; 1416c; peaches. Sltllc:
prunes. Italian. 10'a 12 'ac; currants, 9Vc;
raisins, loose Muscatel. 6IA,7c; bleached
Thompson, 11 c; unbleached Sultanas ec;
eeaea, c; dates. Persian, 7&ile per
pound; fard, $1.40 per box.
FIGS Packages, b-oz.. fin to hn, si. in
package; 10-oz., 12 to box, 80c; white, 23-lb.
box. 1.73; black, 23-lb. box, $1.75; black.
30-lb. box. $2.30; black, 10-lb. box, $1 15;
u6a, iw-m. oox, sd; Smyrna.
per box. $1.50.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGOS Freah Urezon ranch, rau raunr
30c; candled, 33i33c
ruuLilti nens, 14c; Springs, 14144c;
turkeys, young. 20 to 22c; ducks, 10014c:
geese, 11 12c
BUTTER Creamery nrinta. aitraa. sic
per pound; cubes, 31?S2c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers buying
price, 16 c per pound f. o. b. dock Port
land; Young America. 17 He per pound.
j-ukk. hiock, llc per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 13"c per pound.
. Fruits said Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITa Oranges. $2.23 3.00
per box; lemons. $0.3007 per box: bananas.
9hio per pound; grapefruit, California.
$3.23; pineapples. 6ci2 7c Per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumoers. oOc ner box:
eggplant, 7c per pound; peppers. ti74c per
pound; artichokes, tj5cifr)$l per doz. ; toma
toes, 40 4100c per crate: cabbaae. lie ner
pound; peas. C&tic per pound; beans, 44ftfc
per pound: -corn. 75cA$l per sack: celerv.
5085c per dozen; caulltlower, $2.23 per
crate; asparagus. $2.23 per box; sprouts. 10c
v . - i i n n , i ;v per BaCK.
GREEN FRUITS Ancles, new r.fk.cs
1.35 box; cantaloupes. $1&1.25 per crate; ra
il abas, $1.2501.50 per dozen; pears, $10120;
peaches, 50&70C per box; grapes, ti5c&$1.13
potatoes Oregon, $1.35 per sack; Ya
kima, $1.50; sweet potatoes, 2 i4c per pound.
Hops. WooL. Hides, Etc
HOPS 1914 crop. 17(18c: tuirlaa 1HM
19c; jyl3 crop, uominal.
HIDES Salted hides. 13c ner nnunrt? mlt
kip, 14c; salted calf, 18c; green hides, 12c;
dry hides. 23c; dry calf. 28c; salted bulls,
-luc per pbund ; green bulls, 8c.
wb vauey. ia)it;'UHc; Eastern Ore
MOHAIR 114 clip, 27 V4c per pound
CASCARA BARK Old and new 4,-' ner
frJLTfi Drv. l.le: drv short wnni nr- rfrv
shearlings. 10c each; green shearlings. 15u
.iOc each; spring lambs, 24&25c; green
nplta .hurt wwil 1 nn.t .t. . . 1 .
green lambs. July 65c. August foe
nan b&imon. tiwc: halibut. 4ueKU,
HAMS 10 to 12-pound. 21K4922UC- 11 tn
10-pound, 21V224c; 14 to 18-pound. 214
&22Hc; skinned, 18422c; picnic, 16c
bacon Jrancy. iiuiuaic; standard. 24
DRY SALT CURED Short clear horki
1417c; exports, 1517c; plates, lltg13c
LARD Tierce- basis: Pure. 12W4-
com pound. 9c
KEROSENE Water white, drums Bar
rels or tank wagon, 10c; special, drums or
barrels, lac; cases. 17Vaj.20c
UASUbl.ML ttuiK. 14C: cases. 21c Kn-
glne distillate, drums. i4c; cases, 14ftc
naphtha, drums, 1.1c; cases. 20c.
LINSEED OIL Raw. barrels. 72e- boiled
barrels, le; cases, 17V20i,c
MORE COTTON CONTRACTS LIQUIDATED
Continued Steadiness Reported in Southern
NEW YORK. Sept. 17. It was' officially
announced by the conference committee of
tne cotton Exchange today that &0O bales
of December contracts had been liquidated
by ballot at B.HUc, presumably against yes
terday's transactions in Liverpool. This was
followed by reports late in the afternoon that
another GOO bales would be liquidated at the
new price of V.oOe Tor December today,
making a total of 1800 bales liquidated so
far on the movement. The committee Is
sued a notice to members reiterating; the
terms of the original agreement that sales
in the Liverpool ballot must be accompanied
by purchases here, or evidences that sales
abroad, were of unhedged cotton, if nut
No official statement was made as to the
details of the proposed syndicate plan of
iiquiaation. 1 ue price 01 spot cotton in
Liverpool was reduced 20 points in keeping
with - the reduction in the price of futures,
while Southern advices indicated continued
teadlness in primary markets. A tirlvate
crop report made the condition 7Q.G, against
79.9 two weeks ago and 67 per cent last
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Price Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 17. Fruit T!n.
apples, $1.503; 'California lemons. $2,301
0.30: apples, Gravenstelns, 50c$$l; Bell
flowers, 659273c; Newtowns, 75es0c'
Vegetables Cucumbers, 40(fftI3c: strlnsr
beans. 2'3c; peas, $1.50 per sack.
Eggs Fancy ranch, 41c; storage. 30c.
Onions Yellow, 40jr30c. on dock.
Cheese Young America, 14 !4 e 15 Wc: new.
10Mrl4toc: Oregon. 16c.
Butter Fancy creamery. 31c: seconds.
Potatoes Delta Burbanks. per sack Mir
6$1; sweets. $ 1. 30 g 1.65 per sack: Salinas
Burbanks, $1.63 91.75.
Receipts lour, 5270 quarter sacks: bar
ley, 80.749 centals; potatoes, 0850 sacks, hay,
Coffee Market Unsettled.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. No Imoortant
change was reported In the coffee situation
here today. Cost and freight offers from
Brazil were said to be on about the same
busts as yesterday. Considerable business
was reported with Brazil, which was quot
ing prices here far below a normal parity
with the local spot market, but the demand
on the local stock was comparatively quiet
and the market was unsettled. The amount
of coffee afloat for the United States Is now
495,000 bags, against 880.000 last year, bring
ing the visible up to about last year's fig
ures, and spot buyers are supposed to be
holding off for a further decline.
Rio 7s .were quoted a- 6 lie and Santos 4s
at 11 He The Rio market was 73 rets
higher yesterday and Santos was unchanged.
I taw sugar easy. Molasses, 5.25c; centrifu
gal, 5.88c. Refined, steady.
Dried Fruit at 5ew York.
NEW YORK. Sen. 17. Evaporated ap
ples quiet. Prunes, steady.
Hope at New York.
NEW YORK, SepL 17. Hobs steady.
Lowest Quotation Since Out
break of European War.
GRAIN BILLS PLENTIFUL
Cotton Bills Are Offered on Berlin.
Europe Expected to Tuke Twenty
Per Cent of .New York
City Bond Issue.
NEW YORK. Sept. 17. Weakness of for
eign exchange, which fell to the lowest
quotations since the outbreak of the war.
was the most significant development in the
general financial situation todav. Cables
on London declined to 4.90 H and demand
to 4.t)u, chiefly as a result of buying of the
New York City notes.
Grain bills were in a better supply and
offerings of cotton bills on Berlin consti
tuted a new feature of the exchange mar
ket, which embraced more activity In
francs and pesetas.
Gossip centered largely around the New
c y loaD and 'ts attendant features.
Ihe most conservatle opinion was that
Europe would take at least 20 per cent of
the issue. Demand by private Investors, and
big corporations, such as the insurance
companies, was said to be gratifyingly large.
The better sentiment extended to the
curb, private sales of Standard Oil Issues
being reported at prices on a parity with
those of July So. As a partial offset, how
ever. It was said that bond prices were
lower fear of foreign liquidation in these
securities being the most serious aspect.
Other adverse news was contained in tho
passing of the International Harvester com
mon dividend, similar action by the Crucl-
oirci company on its prererred stock,
reduction of the American Express Quar
terly disbursement and more curtailment of
operations" by several of the Michigan cop-
. H 11 every instance tnese con.
ditions were traceable to the foreign situ
On the other hand, advices from Chicago
and other important trade centers bespoke
" . t ui virw oi ine near future,
several larre Industrial companies adding to
their working forces.
Calculations regarding the week's bank
statement are llkelv to e nwrv a a ,,..)
of the payments now being made for account
oi me city loans. v estern banks are lend
ing more freely in this market because of
tho attractive rates, which hold steady at
7 to 8 per cent. L
London's discount rates continue to ofrer
a striking contrast to our o n. three
months bills belnar taken there at rt nr
cent, although the Bank of England rate
remains unchanged. That institution made
a tavorable return today, its liabilities
reserves being further strengthened, while
gold holdings Increased about $0,000,000.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Sept. 17. Turpentine,
nominal, 46V4; no sales: receipts, 330; ship
ments, 17; stocks, 2S,yS4.
Rosin, nominal: no sales; receipts. 1117;
shipments. 112; stocks, 10S.324. Quote- A,
B. $3. 50; C. D. :i.52 -. : E. K, G. H. L $3.53;
K. $4.13: M. $4.50; N, IS.UO; WG, $3.23;
London Sbeepriklns Sales.
LONDON. Sept. 17. At a sale of sheep
skins today there were 32t bales offered,
principally New Zealand, West Australia and
Punta Arenas. There was no Continental
or American demand, but home traders were
fair buyers. Prices declined from liid to
ld jyer pound for croatbreds and fro'm 2d
to 2'ad for merinos, or about 13 and 2U pel
NEW YORK. Sept. 17. Closing quota
tions: Mercantile paper. 1 per cent.
Sterling exchange weak. Cables, $4.UU30:
Bar silver. 52c
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17.
mand. $4. Do; cable. $4. HUH.
Sept. 17. Bar allvor lower.
Money easy. 1 per cent.
Discount rates. 3&3H per
Cbicago Iairy I'rodure.
CHICAGO, Kt-pt. 17. Butter Unchanged.
"i-Ufa Lnsemeci. receipts, 5SL'a cases, at
mark, cases included. -0ty23c; ordinary
a - - . in ri . . . n C.
Duluth Unseed Market.
DULUTH. Sept. 17. Linseed, cash.
$l.o03i; September. $1 51; December. $l.54fe.
PRICES HOLD AT YARDS
RIN IS SMALL AM LOCAL MARKET
Cattle OfTrred Are of Low tirade, for
Mont I'art In Hoar Division.
$S.40 Is Top.
Tho lives'ock market was liirhtlv miu-
plied yesterday, and the little business that
was transacted was within the former rini
Steers sold from $3.50 to $6.40 and cows.
bulls and heifers at the old quotations. For
tne most pari, ths odd lots were of pour
Bogs hold at the low plane established
this week, $8.40 being the prevailing price
for the best light stock.
A bunch of lambs was sold at $5.75 and
load of mixed sheep at $4.
Keceipts were 81 cattle. 30 calves. HH
hogs and 6S0 sheep. Shippers were;
With cattle Plalnfield Flour Mills, Cres-
ton, 1 car.
With hogs F. B. Decker. Gervala. 1 car:
V. V. Underwood, Condon, 1 car.
V 1th sheep J. HaiH. Oakland. 2 cars:
Will Block, McCoy. 4 cars.
With mixed loads J. B. Flint. Junction
City. 1 car cattle, calves and hogs: W. W.
Smith. Corvallis. 2 cars cattle, calves and
The day 8 sales were as follows:
H.5UI 70 hogs
u.ou; 15 hot;s
S.5U HI hoKS
5.5j 75 bOKS
5.7.i 1 bull
u.uuj 1 bull
B.oo 1 bull
.UU 7 hogs
U.-'5i SI hogs
. . . . u.'.u
O.40: 1 hog
5.50t14ti m. sheep.
00, 81 lambs
Current prices or tne various classes it
stock at th yards follow:
Prime steers a $3.
Choice cows .
. . . . 5.25 4 5.75
.. ..... S.5Ur6.25
... .. 4.5Oui.0U
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Sept. 17. Hogs Re
clpts. 35uO; market, higher. Heavy, $s.8u'f
8.50; light, $.1.408.70: pigs, $7.75to8.5u;
bulk of sales. $8.85&8.50.
Cattle Keceipts, 45ov; market. steady.
r.ative steers. atiu..o cows ana heifers.
$63? 7. 60; Western steers. $6.50 u; Texas
steers. $67.40; cows and heifers. $3,754
7.25; calves. S8310.25.
SheepHeceipcs. 13,500; . market, stronser.
Yearlings, $5.75 4i 6.50; wethers. $3.30fe.5.U0;
I.IJt UB, ei.UWB.OU.
' Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. Hogs Receipts,
12.0UO; market, strong. Bulk of sales, $8.50r
9.05; light. $8.9u'& 8.55; mixed, $3.40 (b; 8.56;
heavy, $3.20 8.3U; rough, $8.208.35; pigs,
$5 to 8. 70.
Cattle Receipts, 400O: market, alow.
Beeves. $7frll; steers. $6.S58.25; stock
ers and feeders, $5.504iS.35: cows and heif
ers, $3.70U'8.30; calves. $8.S0t 12.50.
Sheep Receipts. 1S,000; market. Arm.
Sheep. $5.506.25; yearlings. $t.25 7.30;
Kelso Pupils Xiimber 54.7.
KELSO, Wash.. Sept. 17. (Special.! .
The total enrollment In the Keltta
schools on the opening day totaled 547.
In order to decrease the operating ex
pense of the schools one Instructor wa
dropped. Kelso now haa a manual
training- teacher who gives his entire
attention to the course.
1 cow .. . .1 U7U
1 heifer .. 5iO
1 cow .. .HJO
5 steers . . 1o.sh
'J cows . . 1 $75
17 steers . .1013
1 heifer ..lo'u
1 steer . . 5S0
6 steers ..107:1
1 cow ... 787
1 cow . . . UoO
4 hogs ... 267
THE UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
Capital. . . . . $1,000,000
Surplus .... $1,000,000
J. C AIXSWORTH. President.
H. LEA BARNES, Vice-President. W. A, HOLT. Asst. Cashier.
A. M. WRIGHT. Asst. Cashier,
R. W. SCHMEER, Caadtler. p. S. DICK, Asst. Cashier.
The First National Bank
FIFTH AND MORRISON STREETS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $3,500,000
Interest Paid on Savings and Time Deposits .
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Streets.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $400,000
LADD & TILTON
stsMvawecl 13 H.
Capital and Surplus
WHEAT PRICES TUMBLE
WHOXG IJiTERPRKTATIO.V 1IACK1
ON GER11AN ANSWEK-
Traders, Believing; Kaiser Will Con
sider Peace Proposals, Sell Urals
on Large Scale.
CHICAGO. Sept. 17. Wheat prices tad a
serious tumble today because it was not of
ficially settled until after trading hours
that Germany's answer to President Wilson's
offer of mediation was non-committal. There
waa a nervous feeling at the close, with
prices 1 4 to 2c under last night. Corn suf
fered a net loss of lsc to lo and oats
of 1 to lMic Provisions finished unchanged
to 22ic down.
Nearly three cents a bushel was clipped
from the value of wheat at one time, chief
ly by reason of a misunderstanding througn
which the Impression spread that the Ger
man Emperor had conditionally accepted a
proposal to discuss terms of peace. Denials,
which lacked authority, brought about a
substantial upturn in the market, but weak
ness airain ensued and final quotations were
only tic to c above the bottom level of
Although the volume of 'business In corn
was relatively small, the market was heavy
the greater part of the session.
Oats weakened because of a falling off
in export call.
Liquidating sales of ribs dragged down
the provision market as a whole, despite
early strength due to niitner nrlcea for bona.
Much of the unloading uf ribs was ascribed
to Milwaukee pacKera.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
.. l.OSVi 1.08 V
.. 1.1H, 1.1 lis
.. LlSVs 1.10
.. .76 .77 Si
.. .72 .72 b
.. .745 .751
.. .47 .475,
. . .50 V .50i
.. .53 H -iJX
. .20.87 hi
. 0.02 V4
Sept ...11.50 11.50 11.32V4 11.S2H
UCI. ...... 1U.BA 11.V1 1U.&U lO.OO
Jan 10.&2H lo.J2b 10.65 10.07H
Lusn prices were as iouows:
Wheat. No. 2 red. $l.oS V S 1.10 H ; No.
2 hard. $1.0S 1.10,.
Corn. No. 2, yellow, 7SJJ7SVic; No, 3 yel
Rye, No. 2. 90 91c.
Barley, 63 & 75c.
Timothy. $4 & 5.50.
Minneapolis Gram Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17. Wheat. Septem
ber. $l.o74; December. $l.llVs: No. 1 hard.
$1,111; ISO. . .ortni;u. sl.0ur & 1.079s.
Flax. $1.4S tf 1.53U.
Har ley, 50 2 58c.
European Grata Markets.
LONDON, Sept, 17. Cargoes on passage.
steady. Bank rate. 5 per cent.
LIVERPOOL. Sept. 17. Wheat closed
lGth. October. 8s 6d; opened today 8s 6Vd.
closed 16th. December, os SVsd; opened to
day. Ss bVid.
Corn, opened today V,d higher.
San Francisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 17. Soot ouota-
tlons: Walla Walla. $1.7uQ1.72Hs ; red Hua
s.an. $1.71 V ; Turkey red. $L8o; bluestem.
Sl.&U'i J.u; Ken oariey, Sl.l fij, 1.10 ;
whits oats, $1.50isi 1.52 V ; bran, $29; mid
dlings, litl 'a 0.'. shorts. $3031
Call board Barley steady, December,
$1.18; Muy, $1.27;
Paget Sound Wheat Market.
TACOMA. Sept. 17. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.02L03; funyfold. 96c; club, 95c; Fife.
Car receipts Wheat 79. barley 3, oats 5.
SEATTLE. Sept. 17. Wheat. October and
November delivery quotations: Bluestem.
$1.04; fortyfold. 5c: ciub, B3c; Fife, 82c;
red Russian. 8Uc: Turkey red. 8Vc
Yesterday's car receipts Wheat 54. oats
H, barley 6, hay 8. flour T.
Albany Kxpects Strong Team.
ALBANY, Or.. Sept. 17. (Special.)
Albany High School expects to enter
New Coos Bay Line
Marwhfleld, North Bend ud Km p Ire.
SAILS DIRECT, SAT.. 7 P. M.. SEPT. 19.
For passengers and freight, make reserva
tions immediately. Frank Bollam, Pass. Agt.,
Main 2tf. 124 Third St. A 45H0. Freight office.
Albera Cask. No. a. Main 5803, A 67 76.
the football games in the Willamette
Valley this year with a strong team
and the first practice of the season was
started last night. Several of last
year's team have left to enter college,
but among the freshmen and other stu
dents is material for an excellent team.
1 orOB i . Casndfl,
general baikliic business
latereat paid ua time deposits.
Sterllnar drafts for moderatn
amounts Issued on Loads a,
Travelers ckerka Ituaaeel pa-fable
im the Lnltrn statra and
POKTLAMJ Rlt A CM.
Corner Swoiiil and stark Sts.
K. C Mil I'AS. Mauaaer.
AND EL'KEKA '
S. S. ELDER
SAILS SINDAV. SEPT. so. AT 9 A. M.
NORTH PACIFIC STEAM SHI I CO.
Ticket Office ! Freight Office
Jl Freight Office
I Foot Northrup St.
II Main 201. A ;!
iiia sa st.
MAIN 1314 1314
lYQFiEY 1 9
AUSTRALIA WEATHER F!Nt
SAMOA AND SHORTEST UNE
SOUTH SEAS QUICKEST TIME
Bntend-d steamers. LWds WCA L OaoOCioTcdisnUof
any Snort Lire aariiot: every twr weeks.
$110 HCKGLUL1! SS$?tfi&) SKDNEYS3CD
.iound trip, second diss, SYDNEY $2G0.
Various tours i- Auding Java. China- Jrosr sua Roust'
World. Sen lor M.isr.
OCEANIC S. S- C0 S7iaUrkstSCFAN FRANCISC
MC1IT MOAT FUR Tilt! I) A L LES
Str. State o Washington
Leaves Taylor-su dock dailv. except
Thursday. at 11 F. M. for The Dalles. Lyle.
Hood Kiver. White Salmon, Underwood.
Carson. Stevenson. Returning, leaves
The Dalles 12 o'clock, noon. Tel. Main
American -Hawaiian S. S. Co.
THE PANAMA CANAL UNE.
Sslllngs From New York About
eept. and Every A Uayn.
East bound From Portland About
C. D. KENNEDY. Agent.
27U Stark Street.
Lr-.v.t Wnsblnston-strevt Uock tt Z -iw -a.
Ially. Sunday. 1 .30. Car
Astoria and Way Landings
Returning. Leaves Astoria at 2iOO f.
Farm. 1.W itacn Way. Mats 143X
COOS BAY LINE
Sails from Alnsworth dock. Portland, t A. M.
sept. &. iu. is, io. as. sa.
Freight and t?bket offices. Lower Alnswerta
docic Portland Coos Bay 8. 3. Lias.
L. H. KEATING, Agent.
Ptaons MaUa stjixa. A Ull
S. S. BEAR FOR
A. M SEPT. 19.
The San Kranelae Portland S. S. Co-,
Third and Washington Sts. (with O.-W.
U. afc Ai. to.) lei. Alaxahall 4&O0, A aUL