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M IS SLOGAN
ven-Min Levy Mav Result
From Budget Pruning.
ESTIMATES SHOW SAVINGS
Commission Promises to Remove
Special Appropriations of About
$300,000 to $400,000 From
Direct Tax of $2,567,lo6.
Although tentative budget estimates
s filed yesterday with the City Audi
tor by the heads of the various city
bureaus show that if everything; need
ed by the city was granted the tax
levy would be considerably higher
than last year, all members of the
budget committee and the Commission
axe pledged to a policy of strict econ
omy and the budget will be cut down
to a point far below what it has been
for several years past. The budget
committee will begin its sessions this
week and a great deal of pruning of
estimates is expected.
The budget as submitted by the heads
of bureaus in tentative form asks for
appropriations aggregating $3,328,
307.75. It has been estimated by Com
missioner Bigelow that the total rev
enue of the city from sources other
than taxation during 1315 will be $761,
051, which will leave a. total of $2,567,
156.75 to be raised by direct taxation.
This figure is between $300,000 and
$400,000 more than the amount which
the budget committee and the City
Commission plans on raising for 1915.
It ts expected the pruning of the com
mittee and the Commission will aggre
gate close to $400,000, which will leave
a total budget of about $2,167,000. This
will mean a tax levy of about 7 mills,
which will be the lowest in years.
It is expected that .the principal part
of the pruning will be in connection
with special appropriations sought by
the various bureaus and departments.
Among the things which are expected
to fall before the pruning knife are the
proposed appropriations for additional
fire apparatus and fire stations and a
$100,000 appropriation for the estab
lishment of sub-police stations and
some special appropriations sought by
Commissioner Dieck. By trimming out
many of these things and cutting down
in other ways it is thought the Com
mission will have but little difficulty
in getting the tax levy down to the
The budget estimates as compiled in
tentative form indicate that the policy
of economy exists throughout the city
service. Last year when estimates
were first submitted it involved more
than 4,000,0(10, requiring a levy of
about 12 mills. This year the figure
has been cut to the bone, indicating
that an effort has been made to keep
the aggregate amount as low as pos
sible. In the matter of special appropria
tions the majority of Commissioners put
them in the budget with the idea that
they would be cut out if it was not pos
sible to raise the money and still re
main within the bounds of economy.
The special appropriations represent
what the members of the Commission
feel are needed by the city at this
time. No great opposition to their be
ing cut out is expected.
"GYM" CLASSES ORGANIZED
Sell wood Young Men's Christian
Association Is Active.
The activities in the Sellwood Young
Men's Christian Association are well
under way, and will excel those of for
mer years. John Hessemer is in charge.
Professor Ellis, of the Portland Young
Men's Christian Association, is assisting-
in the physical department. Kird
Drummund, experience man, has" charge
of the office. The women's class is
so large that it will be divided.
Beginning Friday night from 8 to
9:30 stereopticon views will Le given
every Friday night provided by the
Oregon Pictorial Instruction on art,
painting, bird, plant life, insects,
flowers and travels, which will be free
and will have educational value. Fri
day night the pictures were "Travels
Following: is the gymnasium weekly
Monday Juniors, gymnasium, 3:30 to
4:80 P. M. ; swim. 4:30 to 5:15 ; men, gym
nasium, 5 to 5:45; swim, 5:45 to 6:15; in
termediate, gymnasium, 7:13 to 8: wim, 1
to i:30; intermediate, boxing and wrestling.
It to 9 p. M. Board meeting first and third
Tuesday Girls, gymnasium, 3:30 to 4:30;
wim, 4 :30 to 5:15; ladies, regular, gym
nasium. 8 to 9; swim, 0 to 9:45.
Wednesday Preparatory, gymnasium, S:30
to 4:S0; swim, 4:80 to 5:15; men, gymnas
ium, 5 to 5:45; swim, 4:30 to 6:15; ladies,
new class, gymnasium, b to 9; swim, 9
Thursday Juniors, gymnasium, 3:30 to
4:30: swim, 4:30 to 5:15; intermediate, gym
nasium. 7:15 to 8; swim, 5:45 to 9:45; box
ing and wrestling, 9 to 9:45.
Krtday Preparatory, gymnasium, 3:30 to
4 :3u; swim, 4 :uu to u : is ; men, gymnasium,
6 to 5:45; swim. 5:45 to 6:15. Stereopticon
views or entertainment free to the public
from 8 to 9:30-
Saturday Games, contests, exhibitions,
from 7:30 to 9:30 P, M. Changes may be
made In the- schedule aa the work may de
mand from time to time. The rooms are
used by tn, Sellwood Board of Trade, the
juaaies- Auxiliary ana otner organizations.
D. Price, of Seattle, is at the Perkins,
llua Peret. of Baker, is at the Oregon.
L. S. Barnes is registered at the Im
perial. H. SI. Guthrie, of CorvaJlls, is at the
P. H. Layton, of Seaside, is at the
V. J. Mohler, of Cleveland, is at the
M. C. Olson, of Hjllsboro, is at the
P. W. Robbin, of Billings, is at the
Maurice Langhorne, of Tacoma, is at
F. J. Walsh, of Astoria, is at the
Mrs. G. L. Baker, of McMinnville. ia
at the Eaton.
John H. Riggins, of Grants Pass, is
at the Imperial.
J. B. Rhodes, of Spokane, is registered
at the Imperial.
Mrs. W. J. Bohon, of Riverside, Cal.,
ts at the Carlton.
Charles V. Johnson, of Quincy, Or.,
is at the Carlton.
P. R. May. of Mays, Wash., is regis
tered at the Seward.
John A. Carson, of Salem, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller, of Medford.
are at the Cornelius.
T. Anderson, of Fayette. Ia., is regis
tered at the Carlton.
J. H. Lauterman. a Salem insurance
man. ia at the Seward.
F. H. Carter, of Kujene, registered
at the Eaton yesterday.
Miss Marie Mangold, of Gervais, is
registered at the Eaton.
W. Bollens and J. F. Corbett are reg
istered at the Multnomah from La,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kennedy and
Coltin Ball, of Roswell.-N. M.. are at
George H. Peters, of South Bend,
Wash., is at the Carlton.
E. C. McDougall, Seattle building con
tractor, is at the Seward.
Mrs. J. O. Taylor, of Connersville,
Ind., is at the Washington.
Burns, of Walla Walla, registered
at the Cornelius yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Shea, of Westport,
Or., are at the Washington.
S. B. Gregory is registered at the
Benson from San Francisco.
J. S. Cooper, a hopgrower. of Inde
pendence, is at the Imperial.
Mr., and Mrs. A. (1. Russell, of Eu
gene, are at the Washington.
F. Bechlin and Q. Charlton, of La
Grande, .are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. ICosminsky. of
Walla Walla, are at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Jones are regis
tered at the Washington from Seattle.
Henry Newman, manager of the Crys
tal Theater at Astoria, is at the Oregon.
W. S. Gray, Western manager for the
Troy Laundry Machine Company, is reg
istered at the 1'erkins from Seattle.
Ir. and Mrs. W. E. Mallory. Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Mallory and son and Guyon
Mallory, of Newberg, are at the Perklna.
J. Alfred Armstrong, a business man
of Jerome, Idaho, is at the Multnomah.
G. H. Moore, a Centralia business
man, is at tne Multnomah.
' CHICAGO. Oct." E. (Special.) The
following Oregonians are registered at
Chicago hotels today:
From Portland J. H. Lathrop. at
the Congress: Floyd J. Campbell, at
the Great Northern.
DENTAL ACT OPPOSED
LAYMEN AND DENTISTS MEET AT
Speakers Assail Ballot Measure, Hold
ing That Present Law la Pro.
tectlve Crusade Planned.
Furthering their campaign in defense
o the existing dental laws, which are
threatened by the dental bill proposed
for the coming election, a conference
of laymen and dentists was held yes
terday in the Commercial Club under
the auspices of the Oregon Society for
Dental Education A committee of 50
will be selected soon to take up more
advanced eteps in the campaign and
wage a fight against the dental bill
throughout the state.
Dr. William T. Foster, president of
Reed College, and William F. Wood
ward presided yesterday. Dr. Foster
being obliged to leave, after speaking,
to meet another engagement. Dr. Fos
ter said he was taking part in the
campaign because the defeat of the
dentistry bill was the public's business,
that citizens owed it to a profession to
help that profession maintain its
standards. - .
Dr. Herbert C. Miller, dean of North
Pacific College of Dentistry and Phar
macy, said the laws of Oregon are less
strict in their requirements than the
laws of many states in the union.
"It isn't you or I that will suffer
from the evils of the dentistry bill.
declared William F. Woodward, "but
the stranger who comes to our state
and is imposed upon by incompetent
and dishonest dentists.
Mrs. Margaret Thoroman. of the As
sociated Charities. declared that if
every child were taught the proper use
of the toothbrush, in the next two or
three generations there would be no
need of charity work in dependent fam
ilies. . .
Other speakers were J. Sloan Bren
nan and Dr. M. C. Holbrook, who spoke
on Dental Welfare Work."
JULY "PRICES" PREVAIL
SALES OF SECURITIES MADE WITH-
Further Subscriptions Reported to Hun
dred Million Dollar Cold PooJ.
' Money- Market Quiet.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. Operations by the
100. 000, 000 sold pool exercised considerable
influence on tne foreign exchange market to
day. Cables opened as low as $4. 9534 with
demand bills at cent under that nuntnrlnn
but the unusually large inquiry soon caused
a fractional advance.
Further subscriptions to the fund from
interior banks were reported and it Is be
lieved that the pool will soon have in hand
not less than 25 per cent of the entire
amount pledged. A considerable part of
the exchange was sold for cotton bills.
The several committees which are super
vising private sales of securities were more
active as a result of a broad demand for
high-class bonds and stocks. Individual In
vestors supplied the bulk of the business.
Contrary to recent advices from London,
where a weak market for the stock was re
ported, sales of Canadian Pacific were ef
fected here at loo, which is equal to the
July- 30 closing price, less the quarterly div
idend, or J.s per cent since declared. Deal
ings in other stocksof the same class, with
out concessions, were reported.
Unfavorable reports dealing with condi
tions in the steel trade were again current,
and these, together, with the state of the
copper industry furnished the only disquiet
ing news of the day. It was said that nu
merous orders for finished steel had been
cancelled and that new specifications were
lower than before.
One of the minor companies operating in
the Michigan iron ore center announced a
10 per cent cut in wages, and while no def
inite steps of like character have been taken
by the larger manufacturers, it Is predicttd
that the prevailing depression must soon re
sult in liquidation of labor.
Except for renewals, the money market
was fiat. At best quotations for time loans
were only nominal at 7 to 8 per cent, while
so-called three-day loans were made In
small amounts at a to 8 per cent. Last
week's bank statement, with its material re
duction in the deficit, created a more cheer
ful sentiment for mercantile paper, but ef
fected no change in Quotations.
That crops are being rushed to market Is
evidenced in the enormous receipts at Chi
cago, which are tn excess of last week and
more than 5.000,000 bushels greater than in
the same week of last year.
STOCK DEALINGS AT LONDON SMALL
SecurittFH Is on Strictly Cash
LONDON, Sept. 5. (Correspondence of
tUe Associated Press.) It is known that
negotiations are still in progress between
the Stot-K Exchange committee and the
banks and It is confidently expected that
a scheme is nearing completion whereby
the market situtution soon will be cleared
up. Aa usual, however, officials refuse to
make any- statement on the subject.
Dealings are small and still on a strictly
cash basis. Consols remain about bS 9-16,
but home rails are a shade harder. Araerl
cans are quoted: Amalgamated, 484; Atch
ison, -87 H ; Erie. 10; Southern Pacific,
S3; Unions, II'a; Steel, 00 4 ; Canadian Pa
A feature of the week is the growing
strength of the Bank of England, which
shows a stock of coin and bullion of 51,
673,000, the highest level in the history of
A line of sterling treasury bills, amount
in to 1:1,000,000, was placed in the market
on behalf of the French government. They
run for one year and are said to yield a
The attendance of bankers and brokers
on the Royal Exchange for the purpose of
rixinjr exenange rates was axaln larva and
quotations were made for most countries
at narrower margins than previously, mail,
telegraphic transfers and three-months bills
all being dealt in more freely, except, of
course, for Austria ana oermany. The ex
change on New York sticks around $4.96
to 4U.0S for cable transfers, but announce
ment today that the Federal Reserve Board
authorized raising a gold fund to settle
current foreign obligations may ease the
- v Liverpool Wheat Market.
LIVEHPOOL, Oct 3. Wheat futures, firm.
Vwper. ,es a, utcemoer, es su. l
HOP TRADE IS HEAVY
McNeff Buys 1100 Bales of
Oregons and Yakimas.'
BEST GRADES AT 12 CENTS
Growers Sell Freely at ' Current
Prices, but Will Not Consider
Ixnver Offers Business Pass
. ing in All Sections.
The hop market is holding steady at
the 32-cent level for the best grades. All
efforts to get the market lower have failed.
Growers have proved ready sellers at the
recent prices quoted, but when it comes to
parting with their crops for less money
than the cost to produce, that is another
thing. There is no ucramble to sell the
best hops at a loss.
About 2300 bales have changed hands tn
the past two days. The heaviest buying
was don by McNeff Bros., who purchased
600 bales of Taklmas and 500 bales of Ore
gons at 10 to 12 cents. Among the lots
they bought were those of Newport, of Cor.
vail is; Cone, of Salem; Brophy. of Salem;
Keusnick, of Jefferson, and McAlpin. of
The T. W. Seavey Hop Company bought
171 bales from Glen Carothers, of Aurora, at
10 cents; also the McPhorland crop of
100 bales at Sherwood and 117 bales from
Frank Fish, f Needy. Mishler & Cribble
secured a carload, a paj of the crop of
John Gaylor, of Needy. The Ladd Reed
crop of 124 bales, at. Reedvllle, was bought
by Dorcas Bros, at 8 cents. . Phil Llvesley
bought a crop at Woodburn at 9 cents.
About COO bales were bought In the Aurora
section Saturday at lO to 11 cents.
Beer sales in the United States for the
month of August were 6,336.876 barrels, as
against 7.277,526 barrels for August, 1913.
Imparts of hops Into Great Britain, for
the months of September to August list,
both Inclusive, were 183.4S9 cwts. from the
United States and 61,400 cwts. from other
countries: total, therefore, 244.808 cwts. Ex
ports during the same period were 24,896
cwts., leaving net imports of 220,002 cwts.,
as against 222,472 cwts. during the corre
sponding period one year ago and 84,3Stf
cwts. two years ago.
WHEAT EXPORTS BREAK ALL RECORDS
Shipments From America in Past Week
' Exceed 10,000,000 Bushels.
The weekly wheat statistics of the Mer
chants Exchange show the following visi
ble supply comparisons:
October 5, 1914 51,386.000 tt.204,000
October 6, 1913 G2.061.000 3.03&.U00
October 7, 1912 32.S4.000 1.0.-,,000
October 9, 1911 Gtt.ti93.UtM 3.0S9.000
October 10, 1910 34,309,0(10 -659.O00
October 11, 19U9 22.512.000 3.070.000
October 12. 1008 37. 6.12. 000 3,371,000
October 14. 1907 42.012.000 1,585,000
October 15. 1906 36.301. 000 1.649,000
October 16, 1005 23.614.0CQ 2,8o2,00U
Total Quantities afloat in the nast week
and comparisons follow:
w'k ending Wk ending w k ending
Pnr Oct. 3 Sent. 'JA Oct 4. 13
Total 03,504.000 30,904.000 34. 224.000
World shipments of wheat, flour included.
d urinp the week from countries reporting
were as follows:
W'k ending W'k ending W'k ending
From Oct. 3 Sept. 20 Oct. 4, '13
U. S. and
Canada. . 10.359.000 6,8.9,000 6,21 4. 000
Argentina.. 240,000 1O0.0OO 4M).0O0
Australia i4,inn 4iii,uw
Danube 123,000 SSS.0O0
India 704.000 4S4.UO0
The total movement to date at this time
last year was as follows:
United States and Canada
. . 76,7a3.000
. . b.loU.000
. . 9.S79.0O0
. . 6,428.000
. . 40.7 16.000
. . 21,138,000
WHEAT BUYERS ARE GOING SLOW
Decline to Operate Until Loral Dock Con
gestion Is Relieved.
Until the local docks can be cleared of
some of the grain that congests then, buy
ers are going slow in the wheat market.
Their attitude was shown at yesterday's
session of the Merchants Exchange, where
bids were few. and, on,, milling wheat, de
cidedly below market values. As for exam
ple, 98 cents was offered for bluestem,
against $1 bid at the close of last week.
The softness of the San Francisco market
alio acts as a deterrent influence. . Wheat
has been shipped south In large qsantities
lately, and It is understood that a good
deal of it has gone forward on consign
ment. Buyers in California, therefore, are
taking- advantage of the situation to get
No trading was reported in oats or bar
ley. Dealers are still looking forward to
Eastern business In the former cereal, but
up to this 'time it has not bean possible to
Interest th Eastern. trade at current prices.
On the ex hange, 925.50 was bhl for oats.
Feed barl' f was unchanged from Saturday.
Millfeed as quiet. Flour trade with the
Orient continues of small volume.
Local receipts, in cars, wera reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Monday 171 5 19 23 14
Year ago 123 30 17 20 10
Season to date. .5548 05 762 6.M 541
Year ago . . ...5248 S52 644 SS2 603
EASTERN LOGS ARE IN GOOD SUPPLY.
Fresh Stock la Taking: Place of Local Ranch.
Fresh Eastern eggs are coming forward at
a steady rate and are selling at 29 to 30
cents. They have largely taken the place of
Oregons, which are slow to move at 34 and
35 cents. No Eastern storage eggs are being
received, but Oregon storage stocks are
being drawn upon wherever possible, and are
quoted at 27 to 29 cents. There has been
some Seattle buying of local ranch in the
past day or two, and this has relieved the
The b'uiter market was steady at last
week's prices and no early change in quo
tations is expected. A shipment of fresh
cube butter "was received from Coos Bay.
The poultry market opened firm with light
receipts and a better demand than last week.
Hens were quoted at 1414 fee. There was
also a better feeling In the dressed meat
trade, but prices were not altered.
MIXED CAR OF GRAPES RECEIVED.
Apple Trade Interfered With by Cheapness
of Other Fruits.
A mixed car of Tokay and Malaga grapes
arrived from California yesterday. They
old at the old prices and were in good de
mand. Apple trade was not active. A good many
shipments of poor stock are coming "in and
the low prices of other fruits. especially
grapes and peaches, are interfering with
the apple demand.
The steamer unloaded a large quantity of
onions and an assortment of mixed Cali
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland $".i:;;i.47o f 221. 42.
Seattle 2.01. Von:; 202.7."
Tacoma 414.393 71,710
Spokane 852,700 106.817
wluiB drums, bar-
OKEGOXIAX, " TUESDAY,
re Is or tank wagon, 1 0c; special, drums or
barrels, lGMc; cases, 17&0V-c. I
GASOLINE B!uk. 14c; cases. 21c. En
gine distillate, drums. 7 4c; cases, 14 Vjc.
N'aptha. drums. 13c; cases. 20o.
LINSEED OIL Raw, ban els. 67c; raw.
cases, 72c; boiled, barrels. 69c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 60c; In cases.
67c; ten-case lots, lc Kas.
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc
Merchants Exchaug-e, noon aessloa.
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem . '. f .98
Forty Fold 97
Red Russvin 7 1 .90
Red Fife tt . .92
Oats No. 1 white feed ..23.&0 . 26. UU
No. 1 feed .- 19.00 22.SO
Brewing 21. H) 2;i.0U
Bran .23.00 24.25
Shorts 24. OO 26.00
AU quotations for prompt d livery.
MILLFEED Spot prices; Bran, $25.50
26 per ton; ahorta $:7.jO02ii; rolled bur
FLOUR Patents, 95.40 per barrel;
straighta $4.60; graham, 95.40; whole wheat,
9j.t0; exports, X4.20tM.40.
CORN Whole. 17 per ton; cracked, 93S
HAY Kaitern Oregon timothy, $16917;
grain na $llfrl2; alfalfa, 912 18.50.
Fruit and Vegetable.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges. 92.253.00
per box; lemons. $5.0(06 per box; bauanas.
4 & 4 c per pound ; grapefruit, Florida, So ij
pineapples, 6 7c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, 91.50 per box;
eggpiunt, 7c per pound; peppers, 6c per
pound; artichokes. boct91 per dot.; toma
toes. 5c91 Per crate; cabbage, ll&c per
pound ; peas, 10 SQ 11a per lb. ; beans, 6(9 be
per pound ; corn. 75c fejp 91 - per saca ; celery.
60 85c per deaen. uuuiitiower, 1.256 1.79
per dosen; asparagus, 9.25 per box; sprouts.
10c per pound.
. ONIONS Yellow, $101.25 per sack.
GKEEN FRUITS Apples, 7Jc$10 per
box; cantaloupes, $1(0- 1.5o per crate; ca
sabas, $L2u(il.w0 per dosen; pears, l'1.2o;
peaches, 4ott66c Pr boa; grapes, 75ctf9L0
per crate; cranberries. 9S.50 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon. 9L3J per sack. Yak
lnut, 91.5; sweet potatoes, 2 per pound.
- Dairy and Csuntry Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
LOUS Fresh. Oregon ranch, case count,
31 fu 2c ; candied, 3o U5c; . storage, 27 29c.
POULTRY Hens, 14frl4l,c; springs. 14c ;
turkeys, young, ib&2uc; aressea, 2. 25c;
ducks. 10&14c; geese, 20&llc.
.BUTTER Crewery prints, extras, 9So
per pound; cub. 30 4 31c
VEAL Fauci. 12t&4tfl3c per pound; rough
and heavy, b U lie
CHEESE uregua triplets, Jobbers buying
price. 15Vic per pound t, o. b. dock Port
land; Young Americas. 16 Ho per pound.
PORK Block. lOftlOfeo per pound.
Staple oroeerlea. 4
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound tall,
2.3u per dosen; half-pound fiats. $160 ;
one-pound flats. 9.55; Alaska piak one
pound talis, 9105.
HuNhil Ci'otcu. $3.25 per case.
NUTS W&iuuia, iuj!&2uc per pound; Bra
sil nuts, 14c; nlberts, 141uc; almonds, 23c;
peanuts, 5&0c; cocuanui, 91 per doxan; pe
cans. 14 W 16c
UEA-NS Small white. 6o; large white,
6 fee; Lima. c; pink, &3fcc; Mexican. 7 fee;
C OFF KB Roasted, in drums, 18fe3feo
per pound. -
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $7.90; beet,
97.10; extra C. 96.8V; powdered. In barrels.
SaLT Granulated. $15.50 per ton; naif
ground, loos, 910.16 per ion; oua, 91L50 per
ion. dairy, 91 per ton.
RICE No I Japan. 5 fee; Southern head,
dMfec; island. Oc
DK1ED FRUITS Apples, 8feo per
pound; apricots, 141oc; peaches. 7feo;
prunes, Italian, 1012 fee; currants, 9feo;
raisins. tt b fe c ; Thompson, 11 o ; an
bleached Sultanas. 8c; seeded, 7fe13o;
dates, Persian, 7(7 fee per pound; Card,
91.40 per box.
Hope Wool, Hides. tc
HOPS 1914 crop, 10 4 12c ; 1U13 crop,
Hi UBS Salted hides. 13o per pound; salt
kip, Mc; salted calf. lc; green hides, Lio:
dry hides, 25c; dry calf, 2bc; salted buua,
lUc per pound; green bulls, Sfec
WOOL Valley, 17 f 18c; Kastern Oregon,
15 Sa- 20o nominal.
yjHAlH 1U14 clip, 27feo per pound.
CASCARA BARK. Old and new, o per
PELTS Dry, 11c; dry short wool. 9c; dry
shearlings, 10c each; green shearlings, 15
SOc each; Spring lambs, 24 9 25e ; rreea
pelta. short wool. August 40c. July 6 wo;
grn lambs, July 05c, August 75a.
HAMS 10 to 12-pound. 20fe21fee; 11 to
10-pound, 20fe21fec; 14 to 18-pound, 20 fe
&21fec; skinned. 17fe&21c; picnic, 14fec
BACON 'Fancy, 831c; standard. 96 &
DRY SALT CURED Short clear backs,
14 41 7c; exports. 15 17c; plates, llpl8c
LARX Tierce basis; Pure. 12 fe yl4o;
compound. 9 fee
Uried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. Evaporated apples
no 1111 11 a. 1.
Prunes easy; Californias. 3 llc; Ore
gons, 10 fivlJc.
Feaches weak: choice, 64 ti Qc; extra
choice. 0 jiTc; fancy, 7 fe be
Copper Dividend Deferred.
NEW yu.lK, Oct. 5. The Miami Copper
Company deferred action today on its quar
Duluth Linseed Market.
L DCLUTII, Minn., Oct. 5. Cash: Linseed,
91-4314; December. $1.434; May, 91.41V-
WATER BILLING G05TLY
COMMISSIONER SEEKS TO CUT EX
PENSE OP MUNICIPAL BUREAU.
System Entabllitbed Under Rushlight
Regime Condemned and Voters
Wishes "VVlll Be Asked.
Believing that the practice of send
ing out bills each month to flat-rate
water users ia a useless expense. City
Commissioner. Daly said yesterday he
plans to abolish the system at the first
opportunity. Mr. Daly says he is con
vinced that the system is not neces
sary and possibly causes more or less
increase in the delinquency of the de
The system of sending out bills was
established by the old water board dur
ing the administration of Mayor Rush
light. Up to that time no bills were
sent out, the flat-rate water users
knowing eacty month the amount of
Lneir diii ana me aaie iv.was aue. f ail
ure to pay resulted in the shutting off
of the water.
Mr. Daly said yesterday that he be
lieves the old board made a mistake
when it established the billing system.
It necessitated sending a bill each
month to every water user whether on
a meter or flat rate. The bill for
stamps amounted to about $750 i
month, not counting the cost of en
velopes and stationery and clerk- hire.
"while I believe it is a useless ex
penditure to send out the bills to flat
rate users," said Mr. Daly yesterday.
"it is going to be difficult to do away
with the system. People now wait for
their bills before paying. Formerly
they knew the date the bill was due
and paid promptly. If anything, the
billing system has1 increased delin
quency, 'because users wait for their
bills instead of paying on the date the
bill is due.
"If a recall election is held I pro
pose to put a measure before the peo
ple providing for quarterly payment of
bills. In the event that is carried
I will abolish the billing system at
once. If It does not carry, I will con
sider abolishing the system, anyway."
NEGRO RECEIVES REWARD
State Department Messenger Pro
moted by President's Order.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. President
Wilson today rewarded the services of
Edward A. Savoy. the colored mes
senger of many successive Secretaries
of State, by issuing an order permit
ting his promotion from chief mes
senger in the State Department to a
clerkship, without reference to the
civil service. Savoy was known to all
officials and diplomats as "Eddie."
One of his duties has been to convey
passports to foreign diplomats about
to leave the United. in times of
OCTOBER 6, 1914.
CATTLE TRADE FIRM
Active Business in All Lines at
DAY'S RUN 5000 ' HEAD
Be&t Steers Brins; $7 and Choice
Cows Taken at $6.15 and $9.23.
The stockyards enjoyed a lively day yes
terdayT with a good run of 5O0O head and
an active demand. Prices ruled steady and
unchanged throughout the -list.
The cattle market had a good undertone.
Steers sold at a wide range, accord iug to
quality, the best load bringing- 97- The
bulk of sales were around 96.50. Choice
cows sold at $0.15 to 94.25, with the bulk
of sites at 90.50 to 95.75. Heifers ybrouht
13.25 and 90. .
The hog market -'opened at last week's
)v'el and remained there., light weight stock
rotng at 97.Su. 97.55 and $7.60. Business
was brisk in this division.
The sheep trade wus also more active
than usual. The best yearling wethers were
taken at $5.50 and others sold at 95.15 and
(5.2t Ewes sold at 94 to 94.50. Lambs
ranged in prlco from 95to 95.00, the bulk
of the sales being at 95.75 to- 95-90.
.Several beef buyers have Invaded the lo
cal camp the past two weeks, says the
Paisley (Lake County Press. TWey are of
fering about one-half cent less than last
year. It looks like the price would be about
10 and 12 cents this season, which is not
a bad price at all.
Receipts were 447 cattle. 1 calf, 2501 hogs
and I0h4 sheep. -Shippers were:
with cattle F. E. Wvntt. Sunn. '2 Cars:
Geatinger Bros., Weiser'. 3 caret, S. Dicker
son. Wetser. 1 car; A. P. Sullivan. Raker.
cars; B. Tancake, Robinette. 1 car; M. S.
Mayfield. Bend. 1 car; W. F. Richards,
Sandy, 1 car; H. F, Xeal. Sandy, 1 car;
John Warner. Ellensburg, 1 car.
With hogs C. Hubbard, Run a, 1 car;
Marsrers a Son, Meridian, 1 car; J. Bar
nett. New Plymouth. 1 car; C. Mitchell,
Parma. 1 car; S. T. Unig, Parma, 1 car; S.
Hill. Pa rma, 1 ca r ; C. Ross. Farm a, 1 car ;
Lydston & Applegate. Weiser, 2 cars;
Hutchinson ft Sutherland. Union Junction, 1
car; Turner & Turner. Dayton, 1 car; W. J.
Beach, Enterprise. 1 car; G. L. Weiley, Los
tine. 3 cars: P. Dershle, Moro. 2 cars; J.
Kinsman, Butler. 1 car; R. T. Thompson,
Heppner. 1 car; Ball Bros.. Riddle, 1 car.
With sheep Maggie Kribs, Gum wait. 1
car; Elgin Forwarding Company, Los tine.
1 car; H. Shawn, Condon, 2 cars; T. Shawn,
Condon, 1 car.
With mixed lots J. Flick. Kuntington, 1
car hogs and sheep; J. Shandler, North
Powder. 1 car cattle and hogs; Mosaic &
Son. Pitlot Rock, 2 cars cattle and calves;
O. G. Gorsline, Joseph, 1 car cattle and
hogs; T. Morelock, Joseph. 2 cars cattle
and sheep; Elgin Forwarding Company,
Lostine. 1 car hogs and sheep.
The day's sales were as follows
1 cow. . . .
1 steer. . .
1 cow ... .
1 cow. . .
1 cow .
1 cow ....
2 steers. .
3 steers. .
1 steer. . .
1 steei. . .
1 steer. . .
41 steers. .
2 steers. .
7 cows. . .
24 cows. . .
1 heifer. ..
UU lambs. .
1 steer. . .
13 steers. . .
1 steer. . .
1 steer. . .
3 steers. . .
7 steers . .
30 steers. .
27 steers. .
3 steers. .
11 steers. -
2 steers. .
2 steers. .
3 steers . .
14 steers. .
4 cows. . .
22 cows. . .
3 cows.. . .
9 cows. . . .
0 hoga. . . 220
33 hope. . . 120
5 hogs... 108
64 hoe. 176
73 hoKs. . . 182
8 hoei. . . 120
144 wether. 87
8 ewes... 11S
337 lambs .. 72
15 hogs... 126
25 hogs. . . 116
44 lamb... 73
50 lamb.. . 70
43 lambs. . 60
42 wethers 87
2 lambs. . U0
1H2 lambs. . 67
C4 hogl... 203
6 hogs. . . 3ol
21 hoK. . . 165
88 hogs . . . 2O0
13 hogs. . . 251
S2 ewes. . . 0
85 hogs. . . 1S5
8 hoes. . . 322
15 hogs. . . 200
66 hogs . . . 203
2 hogs . . . 375
S5 horn.. . 100
109 hogs... 130
1 hog. . .. 200
4 hogs 303
90 hogs. . . 108
1 hog .... 20
33 steers... 1)40
5 cows . . . 020
6.601 00 .amis..
6.00 33 hogs
6.15 00 hogs
8 hogs... 128 8.231
25 hogs... 108 7.50!
260 yearl'BS S3 5.151
2l2yeerrgs 94 5.15
16 lambs.. 8U 5.75
10 hogs 184 7.00
.i nogs. . . .
' 1 hotf ....
2 hogs.. . .
93 hogs. . . .
9 hogs. . . .
93 hogs. . ..
1 host. . . .
10 hogs. . c
5 hogs... 3U5 6.60
S3 hogs 183 6.2
104 hogs... 188 7.OI
46 hogs... 313 7.601
77 hogs... 1S4 7.45i
1 hog. . . . 310 6.4
02 hogs... 1!I3 7.6UI
8 hogs... 121 6.25
LUd nogs. . . :j3
7.30i 86 hogs .. . .
2 hogs 3t7 6.30(
20 steers. .
3 steers. . .
ID steers. . .
2 steers... .
7 steers.. .
2 steers. . .
4 cows. . .
S5 cows . . .
9 cows... .
3 bulls. . .
L UU1I.... HIU
1 bull 3530 4.50
2 cows. . 753 B.00
1 UUIl. ... 1.IHD 4.UO
1 cow 1000 5.75
Scows... 053 5.25
1 heifer.. 010 8.00
31 steers.. 1010 6.50
-steers.. 925 6.0O
6 steers.. 1)40 5.00
3 heifers. 040- 6.00
3 cows. . . 1083 5.75
2 cows. . . 1H)0 3.50
. 3 cows. . . 057 4.50
2 cows.. . 920 5.00
31 cows... 944 5.75
Current prices of
stork at the yards
choice steers ........
Medium steers ......
Medium cows .......
. ... 8.506.75
8.25 $ 0.50
. 6.00 'a 6.25
5.25 fi' 5.75
5.30 id 6.50
. ... 8.004(8.50
. ... 3.00 31 4.73
. 4.00 a 00
. ..." 7.007.60
. ... 6. 00 iy 8.30
4.00 5. 50
. . . . a..u 714.011
. ... 5.0005.90
OMAHA CATTJJE PRICES ARE HIGHER.
Baker County Stockmea Take Advantage of
BAKER. Or., Oct. 5. (Special.) Price
approximating 25 cents higher than priced
In th Portland market were received from
the Omaha stock market today by various
Baker county stockmen, who marketed
large shipments of beef cattle In the Eastern
Following were shippers and the number
of steers sole: H. H. Trowbridge. John Iay,
7 steers. $7 to $7.50: William Wendt,
Bridgeport. 47 steers. 57.50: P. J. Brow
Baker, J3 steers. 7.40; E. Elliott, Bridge
port, 72 steers, $7.40; Mack & Pollman,
Baker, 48 steers, 47.30 7. 4o; Fred Phillips,
Baiter, 47 steers, ft. 3a.
Omaha Livestock llarket.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb.. Oct. 5. Hogi
Receipts, 43U0; market, lower. Heavy, J7.70
t 7.9u; light, 7.45fe b.10; pigs. I7.30fe7.90;
bulls or sales. .i5K7.bo. .
Cattle Receipts, 11.000; market, steady.
Native steers. $7.73 10.50; cows and
heifers, $5.75 7.3. : Western steers. S69 8.40;
Texas steers, $0.SoJJj7-10; cowa and. heifers.
so.ouvr i : calves. Si. io lU.iia.
Chssn Danslnta 1 Dl lit - m ss rb At s 4 r
Yearlings, $5.55 tt ; , wethers, $5& 5.50 ;
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAOO, Oct. 5. Hogs Receipts, 28,
00O ; market, slow to 5c under Saturday's
average. Bulk of sales. $7.75 Q 8.50; light,
i.-2o'z.S0; mixed. $7.758.80; heavy. $7.40
S.C5; rough, $7.40 7.55; nigs, $4.75''0ti.5O.
Cattle Receipts, ll,O00; market, firm.
Beeves, Jtf.oOilt; steers, $0.15&tt; stockers
and feeders, $5.1'5'5 i.3ji cows and heifers.
$o.40 ay; calves, $7.50 & 11.25.
Sheep Receipts, 55.000; market, weak.
Sheep, $4. 70 5.75; yearlings, $5.406.0;
Chicago Gets Idaho Sheep.
. GRAKGEVILLE. Idaho. Oct. 5. Special.
Iast week, a 10-car train load of sheep
was shipped, to Chicago. Recently a ship
ment of 27 cars was made to the EajL
Heretofore the shipments were made ts
Portland and Puget Sound.
Naval Stores. .
SAVA.V.VAH, Ua., Oct. 5. Turpentine
nominal, 4ijc. No sales. Receipts, ViO bar
rels; shipments,-286 barrels; atocks, 25.70&
Rosin nominal. No salea. Receipts. $T4
pounds; shipments, 5U&0 pounds: sUKiks,
!Oi,34 pound. Quote: A. B, $3.50; C. O.
JS.SiH: E. F. G. H. 1. $3.53; K, 4.15;
M, ?!&; n, $6. WG, $.3&; WW, $g.3o.;.
THE UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
. Capital .... $1,000,000
Surplus .... $1,000,000
J. C AIN8WORTH. President.
H. LEA BAMWLZ-J Vice-President.
A. M. WRIGHT. Asst. Casnlen.
R. W. SCHMEER. CuUh
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
DROUTH GUIS CROP
Wheat Yield in Australia
CHICAGO MARKET HIGHER
Liberal Export Sales Also Tend to
Give) Prices Strength Rumors
as to Neutrality of Italy and
Turkey Are Factors.
CHICAGO, Oct. 5. Severe drouth In Aus
tralia had much to do today with making
the wheat market ascend. Th outcome
was a firm close at c above Saturday
nitcht's level. Corn lost H&Wc to HfficHc
net; oats finished c oft and provisions ir
regular, varying from ITi He decline to a rise
of 2 c.
Wheat bulls were prompt to take advan
tage of reports that owing to drouth the
crop in New South Wales and in Victoria
had been reduced 34,000,000 bushels, an
amount equal to half of the normal yield.
In addition, some speculators were affected
by advices that seemed less hopeful of Italy
and Turkey being kept out of the war.
Liberal export sales, said to hav been made
here and at Kansas city, tenaea also to give
the market strength.
Heaviness developed In the corn market.
owing somewhat to assertions that even late
fields were now virtually out of danger from
Oats suffered from profit-taking sales by
Disappointing figures regarding exports
caused provisions to average- lower. Weak
ness of quotations for hogs counted, also on
the bear side.
The leading futures ranged aa follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Dec $1.0844 $1-09 $1.08 $1.08
May 1.15 1.16 1.14" l.lOVs
Dec 6-SH .68 Vi ATS
May 70 .71 .70 ,7
Dec 4S .40
May 51 .52
Jan. 19.20 19.20 10.17 19.17
Oct. 9.60 9.60 9.57H 9.60
Jan. 9.S5 0.7 9.S2H 9.85
Jan 10.12 V 10.20 10.02 10.0S
Cash d rices were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 red. $1.06 L07 ; No. 2
tiara, ti.ua oi ut.
Corn No. 2 yellow. 73V474c; No. 3 yel
low. 73 73c
Rye No. 2. 92Q93e,
Barley. 54tf7oc -
Timothy, $4 5.50.
Clover, $11 o 11.45.
Puget Sound Grain Marketa.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct, 5. Wheat Blue
stem. $1; fortyfold. 97c; club, tHc; fife, 90c;
red Russian. SSc; Turkey red. S6c.
Yesterday's car receipts Wheat. 45; oats.
2; barley. 4; hay. 81; nour, corn. l.
TACOMA. Wash;. Oct. 5. Wheat Blue
stem. $l.u3; fortyfold. 96c; club, 94c; fife,
Yesterday's car receipts W'heat, SO; bar
ley, 2; oats. 3; hay. xtx
San irranciftco Grain Market,
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5. Spot quota-
Jons: Walla Walla. Jl.teUto i.2te : re a kus
slan. fl.6uQrl.62; Turkey red, $1.701.75;
bluestem, $1.80 a 1.S5; feed barley, $l.o7b'
1.10; white oats. $1.45 & 1.47 V ; bran. $2a;
middlings, $29r30; shorts, $31feS2.
Call board Wheat steady. No trading.
Barley weak, December. $1.1; May,
$1.19 bid. fl.21 asked.
Minn ea no lis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. 5. Wheat Decem
ber. $1.0S: Maw $1.14: No. 1 hard, ..1.10;
No. 1 Northern. S1.06&1.00; No. 2 North
ern. $1.06 cpi.osat.
Flax $1.0 tS 1-34 .
Hops, .Etc., at New York.
NEW YORK. Oct. 5. Hops easy. State
common to choice 1914, 40&.0c: 1813. nom
inal. Pacific Coast, 1914, 16 19c; 1913,
Hides easy. Bogota, 23(&24c; Central
Wool steady. Domestic fleecg, 31c
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Oct. 6. Butter, steady. Re
cefpts, 10. 9 3 tubs; creamery. 24 & :9c.
Eggs Higher. Receipts. S53 cases; at
mark, cases included, 19 22c; ordinary
firsts. SQtacaic; firsts. L'l&23c.
Elgin Butter Market.'
EL-GIN. 11 U Oct. 5. Butter, 29c bid. No
SAN FRANCISCO PRODtCE MARKET
Price Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5. Fruit Pine
apples. $1.5u(fr; California lemons. 9-1x4. ou;
apples. Oravensteina. 5Uc 9 l : Beuriowers,
40 n 75c; New towns. 75 fix 00c; bananas, $1
Vegetables Cucumbers. 15Q.30c; string
Deans. &c; eggplant, oc.
Eggs Fancy ranch. 4Uc; .storage, UOc.
Onions Yellow. 50c.
Cheese Young America. 14 15c; new.
10vi:c: Orexon. 16c
Butter Fancy creamery, 29c; seconds.
, Potatoes Delta Burba nk a. per sack, 80c
rtl; sweets, $1.40& 1.6o per s.ck : Salinaa
Burbanks. 1. 701.30.
Receipts Flour. 16.463 quarters; barley.
8X7. centals; potatoes. 3-OU sacKs; nay. itui
Coffee and Sugar.
." NEW YORK. Oct. 5. Tha coffee market
was unsettled again today. Firm otters
from Brazil were a shade steadier in some
instance but no business was reported and
buyers are Deitevea to oe noiaing- oix owing
to the laraer nrimary receipts and the re-
stride! European outlet. The spot murk rt
fO was very quiet and lower t 64 c for
Kio 7s and lovu tor ntos 4a
According to a European sLaUUOa laa
W. A. HOLT.
P. s. DICK. Asst. Caaalee.
visible anupply of Europe decreased over I
million bags during .September, pointing t
a decrease of about 500. 000 bags In th
world's statement against an increase oi
more than 700,000 bags last year.
Raw sugar steady. Molasses, 4.87c; cen
trifugal, 5.02c; refined easy. 1'5 point low
er ; cut loaf, 7.40c; crushed. T.ttOc; mold A
6.95c; cubes, 6.75c; XXXX powdered. 6.65c;
powdered, 6-0c; fine granulated, 6,50c; dia
mond A. 6.50c ; confectioners' A, 6.4,0c ; Na
1. 6.25c -
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Oct. 5. Mercantile paper,
Tc. Sterling exchange easier; for cables,
14.96; for demand, 4.95. Bar silver oJtc
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 5, Silver bars,
52 c; Mexican dollars, 45c; drafts, sight,
.02c; drafts, telegraph, .Ooc. Sterling de
mand, $4.94 ; cable. $4.05.
LONDON. Oct, 5. Bar silver,
Canipsjcnle General. TranHathtalique.
Sailings for HAVRE
R0CHAMBE AU Oct. 17, 3 P.M.
LA T0URAINE Oct. 24, 3P.M,
CHICAGO Oct. SI. 3 P.M.
FOR INFORMATION ACPLI
C. W. Stinger, 80 6tQ st.; A. D. Charlton,
833 Morrison st,; E. M. Taylor, C. M. ftt,
P. Ry.; Uorser B. Smith. 116 3d st A. C
Sheldon. 10O Sd st.; li. Dickson, 34 V.sb-tas-ton
st. i North Bank Koad. 5th and rjtars;
ts. ; F. S. M'Farlaad. Sd and Washington)
sts.; . B. Uuffy. 124 Sd st.
LOS ANGELES AND SAX DIEGO
S. S. ROANOKE
Sails Wednesday. October 7. at 6. P. M.
NOKTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO.
Ticket Office I Freisut Office
1?2A 3d St. I Foot NortliruD St.
Main Uli. A 1314Maiu S... . A 1423
TAHITI AND NEW ZEALAXD.
Reg-ular through sailing tor Sydney via
Tahiti and Wellington from San Francisco.
Oct- 14. Nov. 11. Dec 9 and every 2s days.
Send for Pampaitt
Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand, 114.
Office: SI Market street, San Francisco
or local S. S. and K. R. as en La
M show PLACE Of !
show PLACE Of SOUTH AMESic?
BAH1A. RIO JANEIRO, SANTOS,
Frequent sailings from New York by new
and fast (12.S00 ton) passenger atsamers.
BCSK DANIELS. Gen. Asrts,
S Broadway. N. Y.
Doner B. Sroltn. sd and Washington Sts,
Or Local Agents.
vn 4 Hsfa
S. a. BEAVER FOR
SAN FK AN CISCO
S P. M OCTOBER 8."
The Sam Prsselses & Portland S. S. Co.,
Third and Washington sta, (with O.-W.
R. N. Co. 'lei. Marshall 450U, A KliH.
Sail Direct fur San Frsndsco, le
Aaseles and San Diego.
WED., OCT. 7, 2:30 P. M.
SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND
LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP CO.
FRANK BOLLAM, A Bent. '
124 Third St. A 4uDS, Mala 3.
COOS BAY LINE
Sails from Alnsworth dock, Portlsnd, 8 P.
M. every Tuesday. Freight and ticket office
lower Alnsworth dock. P. & C B. S. S. Line.
I.. 1L Keatius. Agent. Phouea Main SaOO, A
3S2. City Ticket Office. SO Sixth St.. C. W.
Stinger. Agent. Phones MsrslisOl aSOO. A
Leaves Washington-street Dock at 7 A. M.
Daily Except Monday.
Astoria and Way Landings
Returning Leaves Astoria
straxe. fi.ou feftca w ay.
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