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THE SrOTlXTXG OREGONIAN. SATUEDAT. SKPTTTMTinil 26, 1914.
152 CHINESE CARRIED
Mexico City - Arrives From
Hongkong by Way of Mexico.
TOO REFUGEES ARE TAKEN
Majority of Orientals Are Bound for
CuIIiio and Iquique to Establish '
TradeCrew of 1 2 1 Carried,
13 Being White. '
Iozens of deepwater sallormen who
know the many rigs of foreign nations
and retain the habit of identifying ves
sels by their appearance long before
they are close enough to read house
flags dubbed the British steamer Mex
ico City an old Peninsula & Occidental
liner yesterday, and they were not
wrong, for in the heyday of her career
she flew the banner of the Peninsula
& Occidental and carried hundreds from
"home" to Sydney, known then as the
The vessel Is still carrying: passen
gers of cast, for many of the 152 Chi
nese she has aboard from Hongkong
are merchants returning to Callao and
Iquique and more are bound there to
establish houses of trade, while a mi
nority are miners. There are no coolies
aboard Government inspectors who
made the run from Astoria on the ves
sel say that she covered 40 miles In
three hours and ten minutes and that
she steams as easy as a turbine, while
Captain N. A. Starkey, who has been
her master for nearly two years, sign
ing on when she was bought by a big
Hongkong firm, the Eng Hok Fong
Steamship Company, says she rarely
exceeds 12 knots, but can make 14
without straining. Her crew numbers
121, of which 13 are whites. Ritchie,
a business man of Hongkong, is mak
ing the voyage as purser because of
his health. Dr. Chan Shiu Tee, a grad
uate of the Hongkong College, is med
ical officer. Lyman Mallory, of San
Francisco, agent for the company,
came north from the Golden Gate on
"We carried 52 nuns and 48 priests
from Manzanillo to- San Francisco and
had we not been in port at the time
they were ordered to leave the country
by the Carranza administration there
is" no telling what might have hap
pened to them," said Captain Starkey.
Tho Mexico City went from Hong
kong to Moji July 18 and proceeded to
Manzanillo with cargo. The Chinese
passengers are from Hongkong and
were not taken on at Mexican ports, as
had been reported. For several days
tho ship remained at Manzanillo ow
ing to the European war, but made her
way to the Golden Gate without sight
ing any battleship other than the
United States steamship Maryland.
The vessel reached San Francisco
September 9 and took on 117 tons of
cargo for Callao and Iquique. while
she loads about 3000 tons here, virtual
ly all of which will be wheat.
The Mexico City carries an assort
ment of live freight. Including chick
ens, geese, pigs and sheep, all Intended
for food There are two Chinese wom
en passengers and a Peruvian woman.
While at San Francisco her wireless
apparatus was reinstalled and she has
two operators. The vessel carries about
6000 tons of cargo. She has a gross
tonnage of 5078 with- 2179 tons net
register. She was turned out at Sun
derland. England, in 1896, and is 400
feet long, with a oeain i
and a depth of hold of 20.2 feet.
GAMKCOCK TO BE TOWED MERE
Sunken Vessel Lifted Between
Barges for Trip to Yard.
Towed by the steamers "Vulcan and
Henderson, the wrecked steamer Game
cock, supported between barges, Is to
start this morning from near Sheri
dan's Point, where she struck a rock
and sank about two weeks ago, and
may arrive here tomorrow night or
Captain Will Jones, of the Willamette
& Columbia River Towing Company,
owner of the Gamecock, said last night
that all of the whoat had been removed
from the vessel and while some had
been brought here, the remainder was
on barges at the scene. The main
question as to salvaging the grain is
to flnd some means of drying it. The
bow of the Gamecock is said to be bad
ly stove In and it is thought there are
one or more holes In the hull. One dif
ficulty expected to be encountered Is
getting her over certain shoals, as she
draws about 10 feet of water the way
she Is suspended on chains made fast
to the barges. On arrival she will be
hauled out at the yard of the Portland
Shipbuilding Company for repairs,
which wil be made speedily.
MODERN" METHODS SURPRISE
Chinese Sailors Get 6 0 Cents a Day
and Feed. Themselves.
When longshoremen began loadin
grain into the holds of the Mexico City
yesterday all of her Oriental passen
gers crowded about the hatches and
there was more chattering than a3
many parrots would make. The Chi
nese could not understand what pro-
pelled the sacks down the chutes and
why the men did not carry them below.
as would be the case in their country.
Captain Starkey says that the Chi
nese sailors are paid $15 a month and
are allowed ?3 a month as "nsh money,
which means they are to buy their own
rice and fish, nothing being furnished
to their mess by the owners. At that,
he says, they save part of the 3. A
soun as their duties were ended yester
day a. small forest of bamboo fishpoles
was projected over the side and many
carp fell victims, so there promises to
be a greater saving in " nsh money on
MASTER DISAPPEARS AT SEA
Captain Dobbinga, of Maria, Lost
From His Vessel August 10'.
That Captain Dobbinga. master of
the Dutch steamer Maria, which loaded
wheat here for the United Kingdom
disappeared at sea August 10 and that
no conclusion had been reached to ac
count for it, was the substance of a
message received yesterday by Fred
Bryant, nightwatchman on Montgomery
Dock No. 2. who was informed by the
steward of the Maria on a postal card
dated Coronel August 24.
The Maria was cleared for Dublin
and left the river July 21. The water
front contingent became well ac
quainted with Captain Dobbinga during
his visit and none who knew him be
lieve that he deliberately jumped from
the vessel, but that in some manner he
accidentally fell overboard. From Cor
onel the steamer proceeded to Punta
Arenas and was reported sailing from
there September 2.
QUIXAUIT TO BE FUMIGATED
Thomas I. Wand Leaves Juneau
With. Salmon Cargo.
Orders have been given to fumigate
the Portland -Alaska steamer Quinault
on her arrival tomorrow from the north,
because she called at Seattle, where
rodent plague has been found. The
vessel had little cargo to discharge at
the Puget Sound city, as there are 12,
000 cases of salmon aboard for Port
land and another lot of 6000 cases la
The steamer Thomas D. Wand, of the
same line, sailed from Juneau for Se
attle yesterday. The Quinault sails
Monday for Skagway and the Wand
will be given quick dispatch on get
ting rid of her salmon shipments, a
it is aimed to keep them on a. 10-day
schedule during the remainder of the
season. On the return here of certain
Alaska business men soon conferences
are to be held to discuss the future of
the service from Portland and full
plans will be decided as to 1915 operations.
SANTA CLARA'S TRIP FAST
Grace Liner Steams at 1 3 -Knot Clip
From New York.
Making an average steaming time
of 13 knots the Grace liner Santa
Clara has arrived at San Francisco
from New York and is due here Mon
day. The vessel departed from New
York September 3 and the night of
September .9 she reached Colon, being
unable to enter the Panama Canal
until next day, and she was ten hours
and 50 minutes getting to the Pacific
side, a distance of 47V2 miles.
It was the morning of September 20
that the vessel entered San Pedro
harbor and she reached San Francisco
Tuesday afternoon. G. M. McDowell,
Portland agent, was Informed of the
features of the run yesterday by the
San Francisco office and he says that
even better time will be made before
Winter weather interfers. The Santa
Clara loaded 7500 tons of cargo at the
MORE WRECKAGE IS SIGHTED
Remnants of Large Vessel Float
West of Cape Foulweather.
Wreckage from an unknown vessel,
found south of the Columbia River,
has been reported to the hydrographic
office as follows:
Captain R. E. Voeth. of the gasoline
schooner Gazelle, reports having passed
at 12:05 P. M., August 27, several pieces
of wreckage from a large vessel. One
door painted white on one side and
blue slate on the other; one large tim
ber ten feet long with iron and rope
cables attached; three or four pieces
of a deck cabin. Position two miles
west of Cape Foulweather.
News From Oregon Ports.
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
The steamer Celilo arrived this after
noon from San Francisco and went to
St. Helens to load lumber.
The steamer Breakwater sailed this
evening for Coos Bay, with freight and
passengers, from Astoria and Portland.
The steamer Sue H. Elmore arrived
this morning from Tillamook with a
cargo of dairy products.
The steamer Geo. W. Elder arrived
this morning from Coos Bay and Eu
reka with freight and passengers for
Astoria and Portland.
The steam schooner Klamath sailed
today for San Francisco with a cargo
of 1,050,000 feet of lumber loaded at
The steamer Daisy Putnam sailed this
evening for San Francisco with gen
eral merchandise from Portland and
with lumber loaded at Westport, Wau
na and Knappton.
On her next trip to this port the
steamer Edgar H. "Vance is to load lum
ber at Wauna and the Hammond mill
for New York.
It is reported that the Geo. W. Fen
wick will soon be placed In the New
York trade via the Panama Canal.
. COOS BAY, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
The steam schooner Speedwell ar
rived last evening from Bandon and is
loading ties and poles, preparatory to
sailing for the South tomorrow after
noon. Lumber is beirig towed over the bar
to Sunset Bay for L. J. Simpson's nata-
lunum at ouore Acres.
The steam schooner Redondo Is due
from San Diego and San Francisco to
morrow. The gasoline schooner Roamer will
sail for the Siuslaw tomorrow.
With lumber from the Tidewater Mill.
Florence, the steam schooner Mayfair
will sail for San Francisco Sunday.
Gas Schooner Mirene Strikes Log.
NEWPORT, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
While en route from Alsea Bay this
evening the gas schooner Mirene struck
a Submerged log off Seal Rocks, break
ing her shaft and losing her propeller.
She arrived off this port under sail
and flying a distress signal. The sloops
Pilgrim and Orabelle went to her as
sistance and towed the disabled vessel
Laden with grain and lumber and
having a full passenger list the steamer
San Ramon is scheduled to leave the
Portland mill this afternoon for San
Francisco, stopping on the way down
stream at Rainier for a small amount
of cargo. The steamer Northland,
similarly loaded, left Rainier last night
for San Francisco.
In tow of the bar tug Oneonta the
French bark Gen. de Sonis, from New
castle, England, left Astoria yester
day and she was to have been taken in
tow about half way up stream by
the steamer Ocklahama, which will
berth her at Mersey dock. The vessel
is consigned to Balfour, Guthrie &
Co. and has shipments of plgiron. rock
salt, fire clay, fire bricks, bleaching
powueri ginger ale ana general eturc.
Notice was given from the head
quarters of the 17th Lighthouse Dis
trict yesterday that the front range
light at Henrici's would be moved last
night 60 to 60 feet downstream to
conform to a new cut made by the
Port of Portland dredges. Later the
day mark there will be shifted.
After discharging 27,000 barrels of
fuel oil here yesterday the Union oil
tanker Washtenaw sailed last night on
the return to Port San Luis.
Grain aboard the Norwegian bark
Erbrin, with which she put out from
the river May 6. has arrived at Fal
mouth safely, according to a cable to
the Merchants Exchange, which says
the Erbrin reported there Thursday.
THE DALLES SHOW READY
Portland Invited to See Real Indians
In Wild AVest Races of Week.
Portland is invited to attend the
24th annual Wasco County Fair and
Rodeo at The Dalles next week. A
large percentage of Portland's popula
tion will "accept the Invitation.
A committee of leading residents of
The Dalles have been in Portland for
the past few days announcing their
next week's entertainment. Included
among the visitors are C. S. Knight, E.
M. Wingate and H. L. Kuck.
October 2 has been fixed as Portland
day. Special inducement will be of
fered to attract Portland people on
that day. The big show will be in
progress, however, beginning next
Tuesday, and continuing for four days.
Among the special attractions are a
wild west show, with real Indians,
horse races, a good livestock exhibition
and other of the conventional county
"Turn 'Em Loose" is the slogan
adopted by The Dalles people.
Germany uses about thirty million gal
lons of denatured alcohol for fuel annually
and France about eighteen million gallon.
GRAIN STOCK LARGE
Serious Congestion of Wheat
at Portland Feared.
DOCKS ARE FILLING UP
Dealers Less Inclined to Bay In
CountryFarmers Asking" Prices
Abore Market No Local
. The wheat market . vu firm yesterday,
but there was not so much doing In the
country. Farmers' asking prices were gen
erally above the market to aa extent that
precluded business, and tn view of the heavy
stocks carried here, dealers were not In
clined to add to their holdings.
There La no serious local congestion of
wheat yet, bnt at the rate that grata la
coming in the situation may become un
comfortable unless more carriers soon show
up. Some of the docks now have wheat
piled 17 and 18 sacks high, which is about
as much as -y will hold.
The free movement of wheat to tidewater
to dateIs shown by the arrivals at Port
land. Tacoma and Seattle since the be
ginning of the season, including yesterday,
which aggregate 13,031,200 bushels. It is
not known how much boughten wneat 're
mains In the country to be shipped, but
some grain men estimate the quantity at
6.0O0.C0O to 7.000.000 bushels. Making the
usual allowance for home requirements for
feed and seed of 2O.OOO.000 bushels, leaves
only about 13.000.000 bushels out of the
1914 crop of 55.000.000 bushels for the trade
to handle during the nine remaining months
of the season.
There was no local buying on the Ex
change yesterday. Bid prices ranged from
half a cent lower on bluestem to a full cent
higher on red, as compared with lours
day's offers. Sellers ware Indifferent and
asked the usual wide premium over prices
Oats and barley were weak and bids were
50 cents to SI lower than on the preceding
day. Mllfeed offers were also cheaper, but
sellers were firm.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour v ats Hay
Monday . . 21 1 la 28 23 14
Tuesday 9 24 - 9 11 8
Wednesday ... 107 lo it 10
Thursday 71 8 8 2 2
Friday 7a 12 3 1 10
Year ago TJ0 23 12 IS 13
Season to date.46.i7 414 ' 600 5.r5 403
Year ago . . . .4140 602 ' 660 446 638
DEMAND FOB HOPS IS LIGHT.
Withholding of Orders Cause Growers to
to Sell at Lower Jiauage.
Lower prices are being quoted in the hop
market. Several- sales at 11 cents are re
ported, and 18 cents il the highest price
said to have been paid yesterday. In view
of the tacttcs of the shorts in withholding
their huvlng at a time when the entire crop
was ready to be marketed, the sag in prices
occasions no surprise. Enough growers are
ready to realize now to make it possible for
the dealers to buy at the reduced level.
The largest Siile reported yesterday at li
cents was the John Seavey lot of 2v0 bales
at Eugene, which was taken by the Seavey
Hop Company, of this city. Mishler &
Gribbie bought two Aurora lots, amounting
to a carload, at 14 cents, and William Brown
& Co., are reported to have made purchases
at the same price. Tbere was . talk of a
Saleiu deal at. 10 cents, but the details wer
The annual hop circular of .Hook & Field,
of London, says:
"The government has not Issued the re
turn of present acreage, but putting It at
near 49,000 acres, we estimate a yield of
430.000 to 400,000 cwts. Our trading pros
pects should be good, as it is certain that
Europe cannot compete against us. and as
they will not be able to ship to America, a
larger quantity of American and Callfornlan
hops will be used there. Their crop cer
tainly will not exceed last year, and some
of our reports say It will be 10 per cent ' to
20 per cent less, so that they will not be
our early competitors like last year, and
there may be a demand for eur better qual
ity hops to take the place of Bavarians
and Austrlans. A few parcels of the new
growth havo been put on the market and
cold at 3 to S, but they mostly show
signs of not being able to wait longer before
being picked. To sum up, we have a Bplen,
did crop of superb quality, and no doubt
consumers will appreciate this. In spite of
troubled times, and replenish their stocks,
which are very low, as It Is not probable
that next year will be anything like so much
in their Interest."
PRIMARY WOOL MARKETS MAT DROP
Decreased Consumption by Belligerent Ifa-
tions the Factor.
All the wool market;, of the world now
seem to have come indirectly under the in
fluence of the war in Europe. The outlook
in the primary markets is uncertain and
has had a sentimental effect at Boston, ac.
cording to advices from that city. Unsettled
conditions in Australia and South America
are mainly attributed to the deplorable sit.
uation in English and Continental markets.
while the latter of course Is the direct re.
suit of the hostilities. All authorities are
Inclined to believe that lower prices In the
primary markets are inevitable. The prob-
able amount of the decline they will not
Boston woolmen are of different opinions
as to the position that will be assumed by
the Continental countries in the handling
of the new clips of Australasia and South
America. France has been wont to take
about CO per cent of the fine Australian wool.
While Belgium and Germany absorbed a
large volume of the burry and defective
sorta from South America. Though Belgian
and French factories may be intact, the
situation as to the working population of
the manufacturing towns will seriously af
fect their position, while Germany Is in
very bad position to operate. '
At the same time conservative woolmen
declare that no reason exists for alarm at
the present time. All domestic wools now
In stock will surely be wanted before the
new clio foreign grades are available, so
that the former need not be sacrificed. A
feeling has spread around that the great
weight of surplus, wool set free by the war
In the primary markets will come to this
country and swamp leading centers, also
breaking down the prices of domestic wools.
Dealers who have their heads, however, say
. that the. only Immediate effect of the hoe.
Ulities abroad la sharper competition be-
tween the home and foreign supplies, with
some depression of varuea.
COFFEE STEAMERS SUNTt BY GERMAN'S
New York Market Affected by Loss of Ves
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. Reports that a
steamer overdue from Brazil with a coffee
cargo of 34.000 bags had been captured and
destroyed by a German cruiser served to
day to increase confusion regarding the war
risk situation in the local coffee market.
Cost and freight offers from Brazil were a
shade easier on Rios and about unchanged
on Santos, but there was little business, and
the spot market was also quiet, with Rio
7s quoted at-6c and Santos 4s at 10
to lie, according to description.
At a special meeting of the 'members of
tlc coffee exchange, the board of managers
wast authorized to empower the voluntary
liquidation committee to liquidate existing
coffee exchange contracts at quotations ac
ceptable to buyers and sellers, irrespective
of the ring and margin prices of 1:24 P.
M. July 30." This action is expected to re
sult in more rapid liquidation of old com
mitments'. Local coffee dealers received wires from
New York yesterday saying the reported loss
of the steamers Indian Prince and Moorish
Prince was confirmed. Both these f of fee
steamers were from Santos, the former bound
for New Orleans, The loss of the coffee
Is likely to have more or less effect on the
market,, not . only by reducing the supply
available for this country, but also because
of the increase in war risk insurance, which
is boupd to result.
GRAPE MARKET IS BETTER RUFFUED
Car of Fancy Tokays Received Local Con
The grape market is gradually settling
to a lower plane. A car of fancy Tokays
arrived from California yesterday and were
quoted at 85'90 cents. The first Cornlchons
of the season arrived In a mixed car with
Malagas, and both sold at SI. Concords
were more plentiful and most sales were
at 10' cents a basket. '
Very few peaches were received, and the
demand for them was not brisk.
. A car of Cape Cod cranberries was dis
tributed. A car of sweet potatoes also arrived.
Country Produce Markets Drag.
There was no improvement in the market
for country produce. Receipts of poultry
and dressed meats were in excess of the de
mand and sales were slow at low price. Hens
and Springs sold at 12 cents and ducks at
lO cents. There was hardly any market for
veal and pork was sluggish.
Eggs were steady with 34 and 35 cents
obtainable for candled stock.
Butter and cheese prices were unchanged.
Bank C learings.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern" cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland Cl.731.b7S S U2.843
Seattle ." . . i.8i2.ii7 181.77:1
Tacoma 2ub.r81 42.777
Spokane 52.1.774 U0. 710
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS.
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Merchants Exchange, noon session.
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem 1.03 S 1.U7
Forty Fold 7H
Club , .94 Vs .96
Red Russian .9.1
Red Feed 01 .9
No. 1 White Feed 23.00 27.00
No. 1 Feed SI. 0O 23.00
Brewing 22.00 24. Cut
Bran ...jl 23.00 24.30
Shorts 24. oo 2u.uo
All quotations for prompt delivery.
MILLKEEU Spot prices: Bran, I2S
26.50 per ton; shorts. t2U4c20.f0; rolled bar
FLOUR - Patents. S3.40 per oarrel;
straights. $4.60; graham. 0 4l; whole wheat.
&5.w; exports. S4.2U 04.4O.
CORN Whole. S3e per ton; cracked, 3J
HAY Old timothy. Eastern Oregon. S15
16; new-crop timothy. Valley, (12.50013;
grain hay. HOtoll; alfalfa. $12913.30.
Dairy and Country produce."
Local jobbing quotations:
EGOS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count.
32c; candled, 33&o3i'.
POULTRY Hens, 123124c; Springs, 12
12cc; turkeys. younf, 20c; ducks, 10
4 12c; geese, loc
BUTTER Creamery prints, extras, 5o
per pound; cubes, 3Ut? 32c
CHEuISK Oregon Lnpici. Jobbers' buying
price. 15 hbc per pound I. o. b. - dock Port
land; Young Americas. Ititec per pound.
PORK Block, 11c per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 12c per pound.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUlTa Oranges. S2.2SOS.UC
per box; lemons, $6 08.50 per box; bananas,
4gf4bc per pound; grapefruit. Caluorai.
$3.23; pineapples, 6 7c oer pound.
VEGETABLES CucumDers. 50c per oox.
eggplant, 7c per pound; peppers, 67Ho per
pound; artichokes, e5c&$l per doz.; toma
toes, 30&bOc per crate; cabbage, lc per
pound; peas, o4ibc per pound; beans. 4te
per pound; corn, 73c 40 SI per sack; celery,
o0(i?b5c per dozen; ctxullliower, 1.23u1.73
per dozen; asparagus, $2.23 per Oox; sprouts,
10c per pound.
ONIONS lellow, tl 1.25 per sack.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, 75c4j;1.30 per
box; cAntaloupea, $l$il. 30 per crate; ca
sabas, $1.23(1.50 per dozen; pears, Sli&1.6u;
peaches, 4ot5c per box; grapes, 75ctia-$L&0
per crate; cranberries, SS.bO per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon, $1.50 per sack; Ya
kima, 1.0t, sweet potatoes, 2 too per pouaa.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound tails.
$2.34) per dozen; half-pound flats, $1-60;
one-pound flats." $2.53: Alaska pink, one
pound talis, (1.03.
HU-SEi Croice, $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 19ii2uc per pound; Bra
zil cuts. 14c; nlberts, I4a15c; almonds. 33c;
peanuts. 5(f6c; cocoanuia, $l per dozen; pe
cans. 14 & 15c
BEANS Small white, 6c: large white,
ic; Lima. 8s; pink. 6c; Mexican. Tftc;
COFFEE Roasted, In drums, 1814 38 He
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $7.80; beet,
$7.14; extra C $5. SO; powdered, in barrels.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; halt
ground, 100s, $lo.?a per ton; 60a, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton. ,
RICK No 1 Japan. 514c; Southern head,
67toc;' Island. 6c
utiltu fKtiis Apples, 940 per
pouna; apricots, j3i.ioc; peaches. 7Ho;
prunes, Italian, 1012c; currants. io;
raisins, 8&8c; Thompson. llc; un
bleached Sultanas, 8c; . seeded, 7Q12c;
dates, Persian, 7 07 34c per pound; fard.
$1.40 per box.
FIGS Packages, 8-oz., 50 to box, $1.01
package; 10-oz-, 12 to box, 80c; white, 25-lb.
box, (1.75; black, 23-lb. box. $1.73; black.
30-lb. box. $2.50; black, 10-lb. box. $113;
Calarab candy nga, 20-lb. box. $3; Smyrna,
per box, $1.60.
Hops, Wool. Hides. Etc
HOPS 1814 crop, 14 16c; 1913 crop,
HJDEd Salted hides, 13o per pound; salt
kip, 14c; sailed calf, 19c; green hides, 12c;
dry hides, 25c; dry calf, 28c; salted Cu.lt,
10c ner oound: green, bulla SVic.
WOOL Valley. 1820!4g; Eastern ore.
MOHAIR 1914 clip, 27 "A o per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new. 4o pel
PELT! Dry. 13c; dry short wool. e; dry
hearilnKs. 100 each: ereen ahearllnics. 13dj
30c each; Spring lambs, 24 23c; green
pelts, saori wooi. August ouc, July ouo;
grea, lambs. July 63c August 76c.
HAMS 10 to 12-pound, 21tt922ttc; 11 to
10-pound, 21H022Vtc; 14 to 18-pound, iilfe
tji22Mic; skinned. Ism to 22c; picnic, 15c
BACON Fancy. 3o2c; standard, 24i
DRY SALT CURED Short clear back,
lepltc; exports. 15gp 17c: plates. II a 13c
LARD Tierce basis:' Pure, 1214c;
Mempouud, 9c . x
KEROSENE Water white, drums, bar
rels or tank wagon. 10c; special, drums or
barrels, 13 -4 c; cases. 17V4lo 20ViC
OASOL1NE Bulk, 14c; cases, 21c En
gine distillate, drums, 1 He; cases, 14)c
Naphtha, drums, 13c; caseu, 20c
LINSEED OIL Raw. barrels, 72e; boiled,
barrels. 13c; cases. I71s'20zc
MORE COTTON CONTRACTS LIQUIDATE
Business May Be Resumed on New York
Exchange in Few Weeks.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. The report of the
conference committee of the New York Cot
ton Exchange today showed that 110O bales
of the old straddle Interest had been llqul
dated at "9 cents for December, as a result
of yesterday's operations In Liverpool. This
makea a total liquidation of 5900 bales since
the plan of the international committee
was placed in operation and there were
rumors that the outstanding interest had
been further reduced . through private Sbt
A report from the special committee on
by-laws suggesting . that the market be
reopened for trading in Government grades
was also taken as pointing to a resumption
of business witnin tne next lew weeks.
Reports from the South Indicated fur
ther declines -in the spot markets, which
encouraged rather a pessimistic view of
values - among local operatora, while the
heavy rains reported in the Eastern belt
failed to create any fresh sentiment with
reference to the size of the crop.
Money, Exchange, Etc
NEW "YORK, Sept. 25. Mercantile paper.
T; sterling exchange strong: for cables,
$4.S.25: for demand, $4.S7; bar silver, S3c.
LONDON, Sept. 25. Bar silver, 24d per
ounce. Discount rate. 34 pei3 cent.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 25. Sterling, de
mand, $4.6 ; cable, $4.97.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Sept. 25. Turpentine
nominal, 45Vc; no sales: receipts, oil;
shipments, 800; stocks. 2i.3il.
Rosin, nominal. No sales; receipts, 1273
shioments. 1720; stocks. 112.225 Quote:
AB. $3.30; CD, $3.52: EFGH1, $3.53; K,
$4. id; m, ji.ou; i. su.uv; vvu, $o.-.j; w w
Hops at New "York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23. Hops Quiet.
STOCKS TO BE SOLD
Arrangements Made for Pri
vate Dealings in Securities.
LARGER BOND TRADING
Sharp Advance In Foreign Exchange
Rates Xew York Ban Us' Cash
Holdings Are Increasing. '
Atchison Report -Favorable.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. In view of tHe '
efforts of bankers of the country to or
ganize a $100,000,000 sold pool, designed pri
marily to facilitate exchange operations be
tween this center and Europe, today's sharp
rise iu cables and demand bills on London
was regarded as highly significant. Cables
rose to and demand to The
advance was attributed in some quarters to
the belief that the modified British mora
torium, which becomes effective early in
October, might not cover these forms of
Announcement that arrangements have
been perfected under the supervision of the
stucK exenange lor private dealings at con
cessions in unlisted stocks, which Includes
the curb, was aoconipanied by Intimation
that this is preliminary to a similar step
In regularly listed securities. It ls known
that many members of the exchange deem
such action advisable, but realise that it
cannot be- well taken without the consent
of the local banka, which hold large
amounts of listed stocks as collateral for out
Bond dealers reported an Increase in de
mand for the new ISew York City notes with
a further advance In the three-year issue.
The offering of these notes was said to
have stimulated an inquiry for other munic
ipal notes and bonds. Incidentally the" state
of Tennessee secured an extension in this
market of some of Its maturing obligations.
v Recent weather conditions in the Middle
West contributed to two counter movements
In that section. While farmers are report
ing an unusually large Winter acreage, mer
chants complain of the backwardness of
trade because of the belated decline In tem
Local banks are likely to receive further
cash concessions this week, a gain of $S,(H)0,-
60i to $10,000,000 being foreshadowed in the
surface movement. Reduction of loans ts
also expected now that the city loan nego
tiations -have been completed.
Bank clearings continue to reflect ab
normal conditions, the largest decrease be
ing shown at this center.
The statement-of the Atchison road for
August ts in striking contrast to that of
other railway systems for the same period,
showing a substantial gross increase and a
net increase of $566,000, aided in large par.
by reduced operating expenses.
ALL LINES ARE STEADY
GOOD RUM OF" STOCK AX- NORTH
PORTLAND YARDS. v
Tup of Host Market Holdn at 9S.15.
TradlmK Usbt la Cattle, and
Sheep Dlvlaiona. '
There was a better run of stock at the
Union Stockyards yesterday, but nearly all
the trading was again in the hog division.
ihe market was steady throughout. The
top price of hogs held at Two loads
brought 98.20, freight paid. The little busi
ness in tho sheep market was at former
prices. No Important cattle sales were re
ported. Uecelpts were 103 cattle. 641 bogs and 2390
sheep. Shippers were:
ith hogs w. E. Everette, Wasco. 1 car;
F. G. Johnson. Oakdale. 1 car; J. . John
son, Thornton, 1 car; L. J. Donnelly, Weiser,
1 oar ; J. B. Jones, Tillamook," 1 car.
With sheep T. K. Howitt. Bend, 1 car;
C. P. Pennington, Lyle, 8 cars.
With mixed lots C- E. Lucke, Molalla,
1 car hogs and sheep; W. W. Smith,, Cor
vallis. 1 car cattle, hogs and sheep; ' Pat
ton & Overton, Halsey, 1 car cattle and
hogs; J. Fisher, Oak Grove. 3 cura cattle
and hogs; H.. A. Yocura, Whlteson, 1 car
cattle, hogs and sheep. '
The day a sales were as follows:
Wt. Prtce.l Wt Price.
49 hogs ... 178 88 hogs ... 200 8.20
H hogs ... 44 H 7.1." 8 hogs ... 61 7.20
14 hOKS ... 132 6.3;103 hogs ... 100 8.1
JO hogs ... 174 8.13 3 hogs .... 300 7.1
12 hogs ... lS ft-loi tf hoKS 171 8.10
cows ... O.-'O) 47 hogs .... 175 8.15
1 Calf .... 4i &.ro)l02 hogs .... ll2 8.15
1 ster ... :0 4.2SI 1 hog ,H00 7.13
100 hogs ... iM0 8.20J 1 hog 3S0 7.1ft
hogs -.. 1;0 6.75j 6 hogs .... 140 8.00
3 hoys ... 113 6.2r 1 hog 220 7.00
is nogs ... 317 e. 7.1 si ewes ... 142 4.25
5 bogs ... 2oS b.151 12 lambs .. . 72 5.75
Current prices of the various classes of
stock at tho yards follow:
Prime steers. ................... .J7.00O7.23
Choice steers 6.50tf.75
Medium steers 6.5r4.50
-no.ee cows 6.00 rt a. 25
Medium cowa 5.153.75
Heifers 5.50 n
Bulla ; 8 00 ?4.75
L. a. nibs 5.00 5.50
Omaha .Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA, Sept. 25. Hogs Re
ceipts 2500, market lower. Heavy, $8.00 y
8.25; light. S8.15(j 8.45; pigs, , $7.7&o.25;
bulk. Jb.lO a 8.15.
Cattle Receipts 1000. market steady. Na
tive steers, $ 8. 00 & 10.25; cows and heifers,
?5.75fr 7.35 ; Western steers, $d.25& S.25 ;
Texas steers, $0.007.25; cows and heifers.
i..o' i.uo; calves, 8.0010.5.
Sheep Receipts 4500, market steady.
Yearlings. $5.004 Jl.00; wethers, t3.005.5u;
lambs. J7.15 7.65.
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. Hogs Receipts 10,
000. market steady to 6c under yesterday's
average. Bulk, S.10fcS.65; light, -58.50 k?
&.00; mixed, 4b.O0 9.0O; heaw, $7.80(8.75;
rough, $7.75 & 7.90; pigs, $4.75&8.G0.
Cattla Receipts 1000. market slow.
Beeves. So.b5tf 11.03; steers, $0.25 9.1 5;
stockers and feeders, $5.40(1 8.35; cows and
heifers, $3.00 & 9.15; calves, $8.001.73.
Sheep Receipts 13.00O, market steady.
Sheep, $4.807.50; yearlings. $5.75ii.4u;
QUARANTINE RAISED OX CATTLE
Mexican Animals Intended for Immediate
Slaughter Need Not Be Detained.
WASHINGTON, Y. C. Sept. 35. Here
after cattle from quarantined districts in
Mexico, which are intended for immediate
slaughter In the United States, can be
shipped direct to slaughtering centers In
this country without the 60-day detention on
the border to which they have hitherto been
An amendment to the regulations govern
ing the shipment of cattle from tick-infested
regions, providing for this, has been
signed by the Secretaries of Agriculture and
the Treasury, and goes into effect Immedi
ately. This amendment ts known as amend
ment No. 1 to bureau of animal Industry or
der No. 209.
Under the former regulations cattle
shipper! from tick-Infested areas i n Mexico
were kept within the Quarantined area of
Texas for 60 days as a precautionary meas
ure against the spread of the pest In the
rest of the United States.
The new amendment applies only to such
cattle as are destined for immediate slaugh
ter. Under certain restrictions these omn
now oe transported directly to slaughter
ing centers without the former delay.
FAJL. TRADE CONTINUES BACKWARD.
Developments of Week, However, Are Not
NEW YORK,. Sept. 23. Bradstreets will
It is evident that Fall trade fs below
normal, that industrial operations are quiet,
that bank clearings with stock markets
closed continue on the down grade, that
failures are numerous and that the general
rule la to buy for nearby pressing needs
rather than tt cover future requirements.
Perplexities arising from high or low prices,
as the case may be. upset calculations, while
the difficulties encountered In getting ready
money at reasonable rates, characterizes
buying In a great many lines.
On the other hand, it must be conceded
that farmers In the surplus- wheat pro-
LADE) & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
dueing regions have prospered, that retail
trade has been stimulated by the cool
weather over -a wide area, that improvement
in commercial paper at some markets is a
hopeful sign, that export trade in cereals
continue of heavy volume, while It is cer
tain that more or less business has been
done for European account In blankets,
saddlery, leather, horses, horseshoes and
munitions, and at the same tune tne open
ing of certain cotton exchanges In the
South for spot transactions affords a price
margin basis for cotton.
Bank clearings for the week ending Sep
tember 24. am restated S2.2S1.2SS.OOO. a de
crease of 2B.3 per cent from the ame week
lan year. Musiness iauures were odo Bini
27 last year. Wheat eaports were ti.858.-
oo bushels against 5.9S.2'5 't year.
WHEAT IS CLOSED DOWN
CHICAGO - TRADERS FEAR LARGE
INCREASE IS VISIBLE.
Cuiti aad Arsestina. Expected to Ship
to Liverpool oa Freer Scale. "
Bis; Export Business.
CHICAGO. Bopt. 25. Expected enlarge
ment of the domestic: visible supply total
next Monday handicapped the bulls today
In wheat. No Important rallies, took place
and the market closed steady at the same
as hut night to 3t net declines. The out
come m com was unchanged to .c lower
and for oats a shade off "to 4c up. Pro
visions finished Irregular, ranging; from 4uc
down to To advance.
Arrivals of wheat at primary points today
were 2,b:i9,OGO bushels, as against 1.6SG.O00
bushels for the corresponding day a year
ago. Another bearish circumstance in
this connection was the fact that North
western stocks showed an Increase of about
4.500,000 for the week, compared with.
040,000 bushels last year. The outlook ad
verse to the bulls was made more so by
absence of export business, no sales (o for
eigners being reported except 240,000 bush
els at the gulf.
Difficulty In arranging New Tork ex
change was said to be the only Impediment
to larger shipments of wheat from Winni
peg to Europe. The transatlantic call for
cheap cargoes from Canada, however, was
a discouragement rather than a stimulus
to holders here. So also was gossip to the
offect that Liverpool was counting on re
ceipts there being liberal In the future from
Corn held relatively steady as a result
of export sales at Boston and of clearances
ct New York for Bordeaux. Wheat weak
ness, 'though, acted as an offset.
Oats, like corn, received support owing
to requirements of Che export trade. As
much as 1,000.000 bushels was said to be
loading to go to Sweden.
Provisions scored fair gains in January
contracts for meats and on ail deliverlea of
lard. Nearby options of pork and lard
were bearlshly affected by smallness of cash
call from the South.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Dec 1.094 1.10H l-0M 1.10
May 1.1 is 1.17 1.1s 1.17
Dec 70 .71V .70? .70S
May .73V .7314 .73 -73i
V " OATS.
Dec. 4H .SO .49H .49 H
May 52 .63 .53?, .52 7.
Jan 19.55 19.77 19.52 - 19.77
Oct. 9.45 9.50 9.45 9.50
Jan. i 9.95 10.02 9.92 10.00
Oct. 10.75 10.75 10.70 10.70
Jan 10.35 10.45 10.35 10.45
Cash prices were:
Wheat No. 2 red. 1 1.06 T, S 1.01 ; No. J
hard, ll.os ig 1.08.
Corn No. i yellow, 7S71Hc; No. 3 yel
Kye No. l. 03 He 94c.
Barley. 69 4j73c
Timothy ?4 ct'5.
" Clover Nominal.
Pure Sound Wheat Markets.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 23. Wheat Oc
tober and November delivery: Bluestem.
Jl.Ou; fortyfold. OSc: club. U5c; life, V2b:
red Russian, yuc; Turkey red. $1.
Yesterday's car receipts Wheat, 56; corn.
4; hay, 4: outs, 6; barley, 10; flour. 9.
TACOMA. Wash.. Sept. 25. Wheat Blue
stem, 1.01.04; fortyfold. 87c; club, dc:
Yesterdays' car receipts Wheat. 57; bar
ley. 3; corp. 4; oats, 2; hay, 11.
San Francisco Grain Market.
BAN" FRANCISCO, Sept. 25. Spot quota
tions: Walla Walla, Jl.7-1."U: red Kua
sian. S1.H4 g l.7 ; Turkey red. 1.8(1; blue
stem, S1.60&1.&3: feed barley. 1.10'3 1.11'Va ;
white oats. $ 1.50 'ij 1.52 H : bran, S2u; mid
dling. S3132; shorts, 530 331.
Call board Wheat, easy. Barley, weak;
December. 51.14; May. $1.23.
European Grain Markets.
. LONDON. Sept. ' 25. Cargoes on passage
LIVERPOOL, Sept. 25. October wheat
closed 8s Sd; December wheat closed Ss
lOd; September corn closed 6s 4Vd; October
corn closed 5s 10 d.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Sept. 25. Wheat Sep
tember, Sl.Uot; December, fl.O: No. 1
hard, 51.11 H : Nu. 2 Northern. 1.04s3f
Flax. tl.40a 145.
MILLS AGAIN K IHE WOOL MARKET
Brisker Business tn Yorkshire Reported by
BOSTON. Sept. 2o. Tho Commercial Bul
letin will say tomorrow:
Optimism has been more pronounced In
the wool market this week, since the an
nouncement of a limited sale In Londpn,
and prices, have steadied, although values
are still somewhat erratic. Rather more
business has been put through and manu
facturers have made Inquiries on fair lines
of wool besides. Cable reports indicate a
brisker business in Yorkshire, with a bet
ter feeling in the trade at the new level
Texas, fine 12 months, 60c: fine, eight
months, 54 Q' 55c: fine Fall, 45 47c.
California, northern, - 04 o 55c; middle
county, 51(6 52c; southern, 4S 50c.
Oregon, Eastern No. 1 staple, 60$j)81c;
Eastern clothing, &7$8'5Sc; valley. No. 1,
Territory, fine staple, CI & 62c; fine me
dium staple, CSiftiuc; fine clothing, 57 5
58c; fine medium clothing. &758c; fine
medium clothing. 55 57c: half-blood comb
ing., 40c; three-etghths-blood combing, 47
Pulled, extra, 5800c: AA, 56057c; fine
'A. &34p5'ic; A supers, K)&2c.
BAST KRACISCO PKODICE MARKET
Prices Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 35 Fruit Pine
apples. $1.50tM: California lemons. 25;
apples. Gravensteins, 50c$l; Bellflowers,
40r 75c; Newtowns, 73 90c.
Vegetables Cucumbers, 25 Q 40c; string
beans, 22c: peas, 5fr 6c.
Eggs Fancy ranch. 41c; storage, 30c
Onions Yellow, 45 55c, on dock.
Cheese Young America, 144j15Vec; new,
10 it He; Oregon. 16c
Butter Fancy creamery, 28c: seconds, 27c.
Potatoes Delta Burbanks. per sack. 75c
&1: sweets, 1 160 1.60 per sack: Salinas
Receipts Flour, 4616 quarter sacks; bar
ley. 162,558 centals; .potatoes. 5305 sacks;
hay. 440 tons.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Sept.' 25. Butter Receipts.
954$ cases; market, unchanged.
Eggs, lower. Receipts. 6008 cases. At
mark, eases Included, 38uHc; ordinary
firsts, ZO&iOSic; firsts. :'lc.
New' York Sugar Market.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23. Raw sugar, easy.
Molaases sugar. 4.37c; centrifugal. 6.02c
London Linseed Market.
DrLUTH, Mtnn.. Sept. 25. Linseed Cash.
$1.4Sij; September, fl.aK; December.
Columbia River Home Sold.
ILWACO, Wash.. Sept. 25. W. H.
Maloy. of Portland has -sold the. five
acre home on tho Columbia river, near
Ilwaco, known as the Captain David
Williams place, to Krita Kelski. of
Chinook, for $200 an acre.
Steamer "HARVEST HCEEX"
leaves Ash-Street dock; daily ex
cept Sunday, 8 P. M.. for Astoria
and way points; returning. leaves
Astoria daily except Sunday, 7
Tickets and reservations at O.-W.
R- Ac N. City Ticket Office.
Third "and Washington streets;
or at Ash-Street Dock. Phone:
Marshall 45U0. A 612L
Campagnle Generate TranRtlan:lque.
Sailings for HAVRE
ESPAGNE Oct. 3. 3P.M.
FRANCE Oct. 7,10 A.M.
ROCHAMEEAU ...Oct. 17. 3P.M.
LATOURAINE ....Oct. 24. 3P.M.
CHICAGO Oct. 31, 3 P.M.
FOR INFORMATION APPLY
C. W. fitlnprr. 80 61 It ft.; A. I. Charlton.
SS5 MorrUon St.; E. M. Tavlnr. 4'. M. ft.
P. R.v.; ltnrnry li. Smith. 116 3d ft.; A. C.
Sheldon, loo il t.: II. Dickson, 348 Wash
ington St.; North Hank Koad. 5th and Stark
its.: F. S. M'Farlund, 3d and Washington
sts.; K. B. Kuffy. 1'44 3d ft.
S. S. ELDER
BAILS SUNDAY. SEPT. 27. AT 9 A. M.
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO.
Ticket Office Freight OfTU-e
122 A 3d ft. It Foot Northrup St.
MAIN 1314. A 1314 II Main i-OJ. A 51-2
ni iifLAM port & H 0 LT LINE
And all UraxlUan Porta
Frequent sailings fiom N?w Virk by nw
and fast (12,oU0-tont passenger steamers.
17DA.Y3TO BIO JANEIRO.
. DAYS TO BT7KNOS ATHES.
BUSC A DANIELS, Urn. A.. S Bntiwir, N. Y.
borney Smith. Sd and Watthioctoii Sts.
Or Lm-al Agrntt.
TAHITI AND NEW ZEALAND.
Regular through sailing (or Sydney Tim
Tahiti and Wellington from San Francisco.
Ocu 14, Nov. 11, Pec. 9 and every -3 days.
Send tor Pamphlet.
Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand. Ltd.
Office: 7S Market street. San FraDcUco.
or iocat S. S. and R. K. mm n (-.
COOS BAY LINE
Calls from Alnsworth dock. Portland, S A. J.
Sept. fi. 10. IS. 20. IS. SO.
Freight and ticket offices. Lower Alnsworls
doclc Portland A Coos Bay S. S. Uu,
I.. H. KEATING. Agaat.
i'hou. Mala 34MU. A tut.
Leaves "Washington-street Dock at 7 A. M.
Daily, Except Monday.
Astoria and Way Landings
Returning Leaves Astoria at 2:00 1'. M.
Fare. Jl.ttO Each Way. Main 1422.
Salla Direct for Sun Francittco. ts
Aotrelea and Sao Dieso.
3 P. M. Today, September 26
BAN FRANCISCO. PORTLAND at
LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP CO.
. FRANK BOLLAM. Aarent.
1S4 Third t- A 4oiMi, Main -.
S. S. ROSE CITY FOR
8 A. M., SEPT. 29
The San Francisco Portland S. 9. Co
Third and Washington Sts. (with O.-W,
M. & fi. Co. Tel. Marshall 45QO, A 6121.
fiperlal one-way round-trlp rates,
S n. Quinault sails direct at 1 r. M.
MONDAY, SEPT. 28.
San Francisco, Portland Los Angeles
FRANK BUI.l.tM, Agent,
124 Third 84. A 459. Mala 2s,