Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1914)
THE MORNING- OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, vr VE1FRER . I"..
FOREIGN EGGS CUE
China and Australia Will Sup
ply Pacific Coast.
ORIENTALS ARE IN TRANSIT
rive American Buyers Are Sow Sta
tioned at Shanghai and Imports
May Exceed Those of
The Fall movement of Chinese eg-frs to the
Pacific Coast has-started. A number of ship
ments have been made on steamers bound
for Puset Sound and British Columbia. These
first lots are not of large size, but greater
Quantities will come along on later steamers.
It Is very likely that the total season's Im
ports of Chinese eggs will be as large as last
year's and the Quantity brought In then may
There are now five American buyers sta
tioned at Shanghai, one of whom Is said to
represent a large firm of packers. From this
It would appear that plans have been made
to bring- Chinese eggs to this country on a
xnuch larger scale than heretofore. Dealers
who Imported Chinese eggs last Winter de
clare there was no money made In the ven
ture, but from the fact that the shipping
movement has again started It would appear
there was no money lost.
The Crst shipment to reach Portland will
arrive about the first of the month by way
of Seattle. Storage stocks of last season's
Chinese eggs are now almost entirely cleaned
Egg dealers believe that Chinese eggs will
figure In the American markets from now
on. A channel has been opened to the
trade and the eggs are likely to come, they
ay, even If the old duty Is restored. The
only thing that could keep out the Chinese
product now, they declare, would be un
usually high prices In China and it cannot
he seen how such a thing could occur.
Eggs from Australia have also reached
the Pacific Coast. A shipment was landed
at San Francisco a short time ago and a part
of the lot was offered to the .Portland trade,
but none was bought, as the local supply at
the time was sufficient. The Australian
eggs were described as 60 per cent white
and of large size. In the egg trade It is
believed that Australian supplies will be a
factor in the Coast markets that must be
reckoned with. The eggs' are of good grade
and similar to the home product In size
and color, which cannot be said of Chinese
eggs. The flush season In Australia comes
when there Is a scarcity in this country and
with no tariff restrictions the Australians
can be laid down on this Coast at prices
that will net the importers a good profit.
DEMAND FOR WHEAT FALLS OFF
Ho Material Change In Prices on Merchants'
The wheat market was quiet yesterday,
as a consequence of the drop at Chicago,
and no business was done on the Merchants
Exchange, either during the session or on
the curb. Values as shown by the bid prices
were not materially changed. Fortyfold
was a fraction higher and red Hussian lower
for prompt and future delivery. Oats bids
were reduced and offers for brewing barley
were higher. Sales were 200 tons of De
cember barley at S26 and two tons of bran
Local receipts. In cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
"Monday 114 16 10 13 8
Tuesday 43 6 5 5 7
Tear ago 44 4 6 9 7
(Season to date. .0499 . 809. 1198 1160 006
leer ago 8718 1391 1111 938 1316
Consul Edwin N. Gunsaalus. of Johannes
burg, cables to the State Department: "Am
requested by the government of the Union
of South Africa to make clear to American
flour exporters that they may accept the as
surance of South African banks that the war
risk insurance on shipments of wheat and
flour will be fully covered."
R. D. Jar-boo, chief grain Inspector of
Washington, has complied a statement show
lug the 1918 production of grain in the
northern state and ts now working on figures
of the 1914 crop The total yield by coun
ties In 1913 is given as follows:
- Wheat. Oats. Barley.
Adama S.625.49T 8,750 9.7S3
Asotin 476.050 64,278
Chelan 62.335 4.870 10,0.18
Columbia 1,168.675 9,705 1.272.07U
Douglas i",713 92,413 39,858
Franklin 602.117 1.73a 1.470
Garfield 1,084 958.557
Grant 2,787,4441 10.8O7 11,957
Klickitat 554.123 4,045 13.SG1
Lincoln 6,154,803 75,942 616,611
Okanogan 1.E20 3,655 104
(Spokane 1.5O4.0S1 960.654 86,558
Walla Walla . .4,043.402 22,538 663.005
Whitman 8,024,844 2,967,000 910,437
Taklma 65,714 7.775 338
. .33,503,684 4.194,006 4,548,951
BIO IKAL IX
McNeff Buys 700 Bales at Prices Ranging
Ip to 11 Cents.
Seven hundred bales of Yakima hops were
bought yesterday by McNeff Bros, at prices
ranging from 7 to 11 cents. Among the
crops purchased tV thl-f firm were, those of
Gendronw, - Herke, Ti-esn-tll, Wade, Wetzell
and Fernle. Other Taklma sales were the
Culller lot of 100 bales and the Cyre crop of
Transactions' In Western Washington In
cluded the Rlchter crop of 75 bales at 7
cents and the George lot of 100 bales at 7
The F. S. Johnson Company bought a car
load at Sllverton. the crops of Killlan and
Overton, 48 bales from Peter Olsen, at Mon
itor, and 56 bales from John Parsons, at
Centervllle. at prices ranging from 814 to
9 cents, also 135 bales from dealers.
The Laws crop of 200 bales at Salem was
bought by T. A. LlveBley & Co., at 9 cents.
This firm also operated in the Banks sec
tion. Mall advices received from Tasmania are
that the crop in that country, which Is now
growing and will be picked In January, has
suffered severely from dry hot weather and
APPLE EXPORTS GAIN OVER YEAR AGO
Market for Pacific Coast Fruit In Norway
Reported by Consul.
The apple exjxirts from all American
ports for the week ending last Saturday
were 73.149 barrels against 66,347 for the
same period a year asro. Of this number,
Is'ew Tork shipped 19,046. Boston 13,202,
Montreal 23,632. Portland, Me., 6012 and
Halifax 11.239. In addition to the above
shipments for last week, there were ex
ported 27.45S boxes of apples.
Consul Theo Jaeckel. of Stavanger, writes
of the Norwegian market for apples:
"Local dealers state that they receive
occasional shicments of both Pacific Coast
and Eastern apples direct from the United
States, but as It Is impracticable, at most
seasons of the year, for dealers to order
apples In lance a nan titles, the prices for
such direct shipments are considerably
higher than for shipments purchased in
England. Dealers generally express satis
faction with the Quality, condition and
method of packing of American 'box
apples.' the proportion of- damaged apples
being considerably less than for those
sacked In barrels. It Is believed that dur
lna the winter and Spring months here
apples can be kept In good condition for
two to three months. It would therefore
seem nrobable that local dealers eould be
Induced, to purchase in large lots shipped
direct from the Pacific Coast during those
months, provided the 'prices quoted are
TURKEY SUPPLY CLEANS UP WELL
Market Holds Steady at Unchanged Prices.
other Poultry Active.
Receipts of dressed turkeys wars heavy
yesterday ana some of the dealers reoelvid
more than on Monday, Demand was good
throughout the day and then was a very
satisfactory clean-up by the closing hour.
Prices held steady at 20 21 cents for
choice. Some sales were made at 21 Vs an.1
22 cents, but the bulk of business was re
ported around 21 cents. Second grade and
culls sold at the usual discount..
There was also a good sale for ' dressed
ducks at 16 to 18 cents and dressed geese
at 16 cents.
All kinds of live poultry except geese sold
readily. Chickens, large and small, brought
13 a 14 cents, ducks 12 14 rents and turkeys
18 cents. Geese were quoted at 11 12 cents.
Country dressed meats as usual Just be
fore a holiday, were hard to move, and veai
and pork prices were nominal.
There were no changes In the egg, butter
or cheeso markets.
FIXE GRAPEFRUIT IN FROM FLO E ID A
More Navel Oranges Received Car of Em
peror Graves Arrives.
A car of grapefruit was received yesterday
from Largo, Florida, that was superior to
anything in this line seen here this season.
Three cars of navel oranges also arrived.
A car of California Emperor grapes was
distributed on the street and offered at 81.35.
There was a good holiday trade In cran
berries and apples at unchanged prices.
Celery was plentiful and sweet potatoes
and lettuce were scarce, a combination that
usually does not occur in Thanksgiving week.
An assortment of steamer vegetables was
A shipment of new dates and new figs
was on the street.
Idaho Ships Apples In Sacks.
A nress report from Galveston, Texas,
gives the information that a feature In the
Galveston market of late has been apples
Put in bushel sacks, an experiment of one
produce company In that city. The saving
In boxing, packing, wrapping and freight
charges makes It possible. It Is said, to sell
the aDPles at a closer figure. The apples
came from Idaho and If the new Idea meets
with favor, they will continue to be shipped
to Galveston. It Is stated.
Onions Exported to Liverpool.
Two thousand bags of red and yellow
onions In 100-pound bags were shipped over
in wverpooi me ween ox November 7, states
the Fruitman's Guide of New York. The
shipment was sent over as a feeler to the
market. If the speculation Is a success the
British outlet will be used to the limit
Onion receivers in New York are awaiting
results with the utmost interest.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland .1. 802.275 114H.stSR
Seattle 1,932.785 153.546
Tacoma 319,57a 26.500
Spokane 485.158 60.714
eORl I AND MARKET ' QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Merchants' (Exchange noon session:
Bluestem 8 1.17
lied Russian 1.07 Vi
Red File 1.10
8 1.18 Vi
No. 1 white, feed
. . 23.75
No. 1 feed...
February bluestem 1.21
December forty-fold 1.17
January forty-fold 1.18ft
February forty-fold 1.19
December red Russian. ... 1.08
January red Russian 1.09ft
February red Russian 1.10
December red file 1.10
January red fife.......... 1.11
December oats . . . 28. SO
January oats 20.50
February oats 30.25
May oats 32.00
December feed 24.50 25.50
J Hillary feed 25.00 26.00
December brewing 25.50 26.00
January brewing 25.50 26.50
December bran 23.00 23.25
200 tons December brewing barley 826.00
lvu tons prompt bran 23.00
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran, 82424.50
per ton; shorts. 826.26.50: rolled barley.
FLOUR Patents. 86.00 per barrel:
straights, 86.00; graham. 86.60; whole wheat.
CORN Whole, 836 per ton: cracked, 837
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, 8150
15.60; grain hay. 1011; alfalfa, 813.504
14; Valley timothy, $18 14.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGOS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count,
40c; candled, 42ftc; storage. 2730c; fresh.
POULTRY Hens, 1314c; Springs, 13
14c; turkeys, dressed, choice. 20 21c. ordi
nary 1819c, culls, 1517c, live 18c; ducks.
izwiic; geese, ncgpizc.
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 84fto
per pound in case lots; fto more in less
than case lots; cubes. 81c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers' juylng
price, 15c per ound f. o. b. dock Port
land; Young Americas. 15 fto per pound.
VEAL Fancy. 11 ft & 12c per pound.
PORK Block, 100 per pound. .
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels.
83 per box; Valencias, 83.25 3.50 per box;
Japanese, per box, 1.251.50; lemons, 83.60
Wu.ou per box; bananas, 44ftc per pound.
grapefruit, 83.7504; pineapples, 7 cents per
VEGETABLES Cucumber. r,n 7K nev
doss.; eggplant, 7o pound; peppers, 67ft
per pound; artichokes, 90c per dozen; toma
toes, -ucui per crate; cabbage, lc per
pound; peas. 10c per' pound: beans, 6 & 7 c
per pound; celery, 5075o per dozen; caull-
nower, eu-o ioc per aozen; sprouts, 8c pet
puund; head lettuce, fl.8562 per crate;
pumpkins, lo per pound; squash, lc per
GREEN FRUITS Annies. tScStl Ktv iwr
box, casabas, l4e per pcund; pears, $11.23
grapes, 75c81.35 per crate; cranberries, 88
POTATOES Oregon. 7985o per sack;
Idaho. 85c; . Yakima. SScSCIl- nut nn
tatoes, 2c per pound.
ujnioas Yellow. 8590o per sack.
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River ono-pound
talis, $2.80 per dozen; half-pound flats,
81.50; one-pound flats, 82.66; Alaska pink,
one-pound talis, 81.05.
HONEY Choice. 83.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 24c Der Bound:
Brazil nuts. 15c; filberts, 15 24c; almonds,
23 24c; peanuts, 6c; cocoanuts, 81 per
uueen; pecans, lu-g-z-sc.
BEANS Small white, 85.15; large white,
5c: Lima, 66ftc; pink, 4.80c; Mexico--,
6ftc; bayou, 5.65c
COFFEE: Roasted, In drums. lSftOSSftc.
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $B.0; beet,
85.70; extra C, 88.40; powdered, la barrels,
SALT Granulated. 815.60 per ton; half
ground, 100s, 810.76 per ton; SCs. 811.60 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head. 6V46ftc; broken.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 8e per pound;
apricots, 1316c; peaches, 8o: prunes,
Italians. 8Sc; raisins, loose Muscatels. 8c;
unbleached Sultanas, 7ftc; seeded, 8 lie;
dates. Persian. 77ftc per pound; fard,
$L40 per box; currants, 834 12c
Hops. Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1814 crop, 8011c; 1918 crop, nom
inal. HIDES Salted hides, 13c per pound; sail
kip, 13c; salted calf, 18c per pound: salt
dry hides, 24c; dry calf, 26c: salted bulls.
10c per pound; green bulls, Sftc
WOOL Valley, 17 18c; Eastern Oregon.
MOHAIR 1914 clip, 27Uo per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new. 4o per
PELTS Dry, 10llc; dry short wool. TO
$c; dry shearlings, 10015a each; green
shearlings, 16 26c each; Spring lambs, 84
2&c; green pelts, October. 6070c: .Novem
HAMS Ten to 13 pounds. 19 ft aOKc: 14
to 18 pounds, 19ft20ftc; skinned. - IT M t
ile; picnic, 14ftc
BACON Fancy, 8880c; standard, 850
DRY SALT CURED Short clear backs.
14017c; exports, 1617e; plates, 2118o.
LARD Tierce basis: Pure, 2 ft 14c:
compound. 9 fto.
KEROSENES Water white, drums, bar
rels or tank wagon, 10c; special drums er
barrels, llftai caseu, 17ftIftc
GASOLINE Bulk, 13c; cases, 0e; enrms
-distillate, drums, Tfte; cases, 14fto; naptha,
drums, lloj oases, 18 .
CREDIT ADDED TO
Purchases of War Supplies
Will Be Increased.
RECORD COTTON EXPORTS
New York Exchange Will Open Sat
urday for Cash Trading in Bonds.
Money Hates at New
York Are Lower.
NEW YORK. Nov. 24. The decision of
the Stock Exchange to reopen next Satur
day for restricted dealings in listed bonds
overshadowed all other developments In the
financial district today.
Apart from the action of the exchange,
the rreater ease shown by tho local money
market helped to stimulate sentiment to an
unusual degree. Call money was offered In
abundant auantltle at 4ft oer cent, and 00
dav loans at 4 per cent were readily ef
fected. Renewals of one and two-month
loans were m&de at an average rate ot 5
per cent. There was a decided increase in
the supply of cash for all manner of ac
commodations, including mercantile paper.
Financial institutions and bankers with
foreign affiliations reported a further
strengthening of credits here by several of
the nations now at war, and this was ac
centuated by the placing of additional
orders for war materials, general merchan
dise and finished iron and steel. Another
advance in the quoted price ot copper sug
gested an increased lnaulry for that metal.
Exchange on London moved In an erratio
manner, opening a full cent above the pre
ceding dav's close. Considerable of the
activity was traceable to tho day's heavy
export of cotton, which attained record
breaking proportions. The - entire export
movement from this .center for the last
week was somewhat under the preceding
week, but for the calendar year it exceeds
1013 by almost 87.000.000.
London advices indicated greater cheer
fulness In financial circles because of latest
news from the Eastern war arena and the
prospects of a heavy subscription to the new
war loan of 350.000,000 aterllnst
EXCHANGE OPENS SATURDAY
Restricted Dealings in Bonds Under Super
vision of Special Committee.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24. The New York
Exchange will reopen next Saturday for re
stricted dealings in the several classes
bonds which are formally listed and ap
proved by that institution and which run Into
hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the formal statement announcing' the
resumption, it is specifically declared that all
dealings are to be under the supervision of
the special committee of five, which has
exercised absolute authority over the affairs
of the exchange Bince July 30 last, the day of
It is furthermore prescribed that all trans J
actions are to be for cash, thus precluding
virtually every element of speculation or
marginal trading. Also, there can be no
trading below the minimum price authorized
by the committee from time to time. any
infraction of theso regulations will. It is
understood, brings immediate punishment
upon the offender.
While the trading wll! partake of an open
character. In that it will be done "on the
floor," quotations will not be transmitted
to the ticker service, but prices will be is
sued at stated times during the day. Any
member of the exchange requiring financial
assistance will receive all reasonable ac
commodations from the banks.
Chicago Stocks Are Strong.
CHICAGO. Nov. 24. Trading on the Chi
cago Stock Exchange today, the second day
of its opening, was optimistic. Traders
wanted more Chicago. Milv-aul-ee si St. Paul
at a price equivalent to the closing July 80,
but onlv 20 shares could bo rounded up.
Sixty shares of American Can was sold at
21. an advance of lift points over the July
close. People's Gas and Union Carbide sold
off a point. Some shares of the Studebaker
Corporation changed hands at 34. an ad
vance of 6 nolntii over tne minimum, due to
reports that President Fish had returned
from Europe with orders for vehicles for
Great Britain aggregating 815,000,000. .
Kxchange, Silver, Etc.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24. Mercantile paper,
5ft per cent. Sterling exchange steady, so
day bills 84.8650: for cables, $4.9050; for de
mand, M.89GS. Bar silver, 48 c
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24. Silver bars.
Mexican dollars, 40 42c.
Sterling demand, $4.89 It; cable, $4.fL
LONDON, Nov. 24. Bar sliver. 22 13-16d
Gold premiums at Madrid, 405.
Discount rates: Short b:ils, 2ft per cent;
three months. 2 15-16 per cent.
Pittsburg Exchange Will Reopen.
PITTSBURG. Nov. 24. Directors of the
Pittsburg Stock Exchange voted today to
open the exchange December 2 for unre
stricted trading In stocks which closed under
$15 July 80. Trading in other stocks will be
restricted to the prices of July 80, less one
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Nov. 24. Turpentine
Firm. 45c; sales. 133 barrels; receipts, 385;
shipments. 221; stock. 33.114.
Rosin Firm: sales. 6H9 barrels; receipts,
81.841: shipments. -IIVA; stock, 121,671.
Quote: A. B. $3.40; OT D. $3.42ft : E.
8X42 ft; A. 83 55; F, 83.4T1; G, $3.47 ft; H,
$3.50; I. $3.65: K. $4.15: M, $4.65; N.
$5.40; WG. 85. 7Q: WW, $5.95.
HOG RECEIPTS URGE
LOCAL MARKET HEAVILY STOCKED
Only Few Sales Made at Preceding
Day's Prices Balk of Trad
at Ixvrer Han are. t
The local hog market was again well
stocked yesterday, and ti a consequence
prices had a weak undertone. Cattle were
steady at . last prices. Only one bunch of
sheeD was sold.
A few loads of hogs were disposed of in
the early trading at the previous day's quo.
tatlons. 87.40 and 87 45. but later In the
day $7.30 and 87.25 were the top prices paid
for light stock.
Business in the cattle pens was limited.
Good steers sold from 86.75 to $7.25 and
cows and bulls brought prevailing prices.
The single transaction in the sheep mar
ket was the sale ot a load of ewes at 84. SO.
Notice has been received that the Lewis
ton Livestock Show has been postponed two
weeks, the new datea being December 12 to
Receipts yesterday were 81 cattle, 1024
bogs and 108 sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle G. A. Overton, Halsey. 1 car;
Will Chandler. Dayton, 1 car; Emmett
Cothran, Heppner, 1 car.
With hogs J. D. Dlnsmore, West Stay
ton. 1 car; L. L. Miller. Emmett. Idaho, 1
car; same. Narapa. 2 cars; Farmers" So
ciety and Eauitv Association. Nampa, 2 cars
T. G. Wilson, Eden. 1 car; John J. Peterson.
Peekaboo. 1 car; A. Albertson. Peekaboo, 1
With mixed load Will Chandler, Dayton,
2 cars cattle, hogs and sheep.
The dav's sales were as follows
Weight. Price.l Weight. Price.
isznogs... 2'JO $f.jU 6 steers.. 955 85.85
10 hogs. .
8 cows. .
8 cow. . .
13 hogs. .
160 hogs. .
4 hogs. .
4 hogs. .
88 hogs. .
7 hogs. .
91 hogs. .
106 hogs. .
108 hogs. .
CO hogs . .
1 cow. . .
10 cows, .
4 cows. .
6.80; 11 steers..
o-eui 40 steers..
7.0O 3 cows.. .
6.l5 2 hogs...
7.30 77 hogs.. .
7.30 89 hogs...
7.301 94 hoes.. .
3.501 15 s.eurs..
1 steer. . .
3 cowi,. .
1 cow. . .
1 bull.. ..
Current prices of ihe various class-
stock at the yards follow:
Prime steers .
Choice steers .
Choice cows ..
Medium cows .
6. 75 T. 0.25
6 25 8. 2.1
Light .c. 7.0OO7.45
Heavy , ,t 6.00 6.45
Wethers u.wmh,.,uuui,i 4.00(6.60
Lambs 6. 00 t 6.50
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb., Nov. 24. Hors
Receipts. 7700: market, lower. Heavy. $7.35
7.50; light. 87.507.75: pigs. $6.257.25;
bulk of sales, $7.40 7.50.
Cattle Receipts. 250O; market, steady.
Native steers. 88.50610; native cows and
Tielfers. $5.6007.40; Western steers. ' $6
8.60; Texas steers. $5.75 7-10: Texcs cows
and heifers. 85..!57; calves, 8810.
Sheep Receipts. 14.00O; ma.ket, steady.
Yearlings. 86.S0S7.40; wethera, $5.50a.l6;
lambs, $8.10 9.
Chicago ZJvesteck Market.
CHICAGO. Nov. 24. Hogs Receipts 2500;
market, weak. 10 cents under yesterday's
average. Bulk of sales. $7.307.50; light,
$t).907.50: mixed. S7.157.65; heavy, $7 4(1
7.60: rough, 8707.15; pigs. $4.6006.75.
Cattle Receipts. 4000; market, slow.
Beeves. 85.7S01O.5O: steers. 85.409; cows
and heifers. $.t.609.2u; calves. $8.25011.50.
Sheep Receipts. 18,000; market, week.
Sheep. $5.4008.10; yearlings, $6.3507.60;
AN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Quoted at the Bay . City Fruits,
BAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24. Fruit Pine
apples. 82.7608.23. California lemons. $1.73
04; apples, Bellflowers, 80060c; Oregon
Newtowns, 9Oc0$1.15; bananas. $1.26 1 2;
Mexican limes. 60 065c,
Vegetables Cucumbers. 8S04Oo: string
beans, 407c; eggplant, 26060c; tomatoes,
40 0 COc.
Eggs-7-Fancy ranch, 4$ fto; pullets, 87o;
Onions Yellow, 66066a.
Cheese Young America. IS ft 016c; new,
lO015ftc; Oregon, 14ftc; Young America,
Butter Fancy creamery, 84c; seconds,
Potatoes Delta Burbanks, per sack, 60c 0
$1; sweets, $1.4001.60 per sack; Salinas
Burbanks, $1.4001.50; Alvarado, $1.1601.80.
Receipts Flour, 18,866 quarter sacks; bar
ley. 122,988 centals; potatoes, 6320 sacks;
hay, 220 tons.
Coffee and Sugar.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24. Coffee continued
quiet today and prices were unchanged at
14o for Rio 7s and 10c for Santos 4a There
were renewed reports of large purchases
here recently by Europe for shipment from
local stock, -but local buyers appear lo be
watting developments and no change was
reported In the cost and freight situation.
Tomorrow will be the first December notice
day, and tho voluntary committee will be In
session from 1:30 P. M. to 8 P. M. In order
to handle an Increased business. Sales
through the committee today were 20,000
baga December closed at 6.3006.31c; March,
nominal; May, S.835.89o; July, 6.6S&8.71c.
It Is expected that the circulation of notices
tomorrow will practically complete the liqui
dation of December contracts.
Raw sugar firm. Molasses sugar, 8.88c;
centrifugal, 4c. Refined steady.
NEW TORK, Nov. 24. Electrolytic cop
per firm .12.67 ft 012.75c.
Lead quiet, 3.80 0 4c; London, Cl Ba
Spelter steady, 6.20 5.30o; London, 26 6a
Hops at New York.
TEW YORK. Nov. 24. Hops easy. State
common to choice 1914, 22 0 280; Paclflo
Coast 1914. 10014c; 1913, 8 010c.
NEW. YORK, Nov.' 24. Spot cotton quiet.
Middling uplands, 7.75c No sales.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. Butter Unchanged.
Eggs Receipts 4191 cases, unchanged.
Dnluth Linseed Market.
DtJLTJTH, Nov. 24. Linseed, cash $1.49 ft
December, $1.47; May. $1.60 ft.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 24. Evaporated apples
quiet. Prunes firm. Peaches firm.
LEBANON TUBERS STACK UP
Slow Market Fills Warehouses and
Farmers Hold for Advance.
LEBANON, Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
The Lebanon potato warehouses are
full to overflowing with the new crop
of tubers, for which there la a slow
market, and the growers are all holding-
for a better price. One or two cars
went out last week at about 39 cents a
bushel. Buyers have been, few and not
many growers are offering- to sell, be
lieving that the price will advance
The yield In the Santiam River bot
tom district has been up to about ths
usual crop, while the upland districts
were cut short by the dry Summer. The
digging Is about completed, the last
few weeks of good weather allowing
the crop to be harvested In splendid
BAKER BIDS FOR FACTORIES
Union Pacific Railway Aiding East
ern Oregon. Community.
BAKER, Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
Negotiations are pending between the
Baker Commercial Club and the Union
Paclflo Railway to establish In Baker
two factories, one a wool-scouring
plant and the other a, furniture fac
tory. Agents of the Union Pacific
Company are endeavoring to Interest
persons who want to establish such
plants In the Baker field.
The Commercial Club here has sent
Information showing that there are
several million pounds of wool In the
annual clip in and tributary to Baker
County and has sent samples of the
Eastern Oregon woods which can be
used In the manufacture of furniture.
It was pointed out that the territory
of a furniture- factory would Include
virtually all of Eastern Oregon.
RARE STONE IS DISCOVERED
Quarry to Be Opened at Once liy
Portland Men Xear Brownsville.
ALBANY, Or, Nov. 24 (SpeciaL)
new stone quarry, which will furnish
a rare light buff building stone much
sought after by architects, and which
le expected to prove one of the largest
Industries of the kind in the country,
will be opened soon four miles south of
Brownsville. Work will begin within
two weeks. A company headed by Louis
J. Blron and William Buckler, of Port
land, is handling the enterprise.
The company expects to work as rap
idly as possible this Winter to have out
considerable product for the Spring
building trade. The machinery now be
ing Bent to the quarry will give a ca
pacity of three carloads a day.
CORN SHOW OPENS TODAY
Walla Walla Exhibition Covers Vast
WALLA WALLA, Wash, Nov. 24.
(Special.) The O.-W. R. & N. corn
show will open tomorrow in the Denny
building with exhibits from all over the
district covered by the O.-W. R. & N.
Fifty exhibits were In place Monday
and as many more were "received today.
The exhibits are arranged around the
edge of the building. The decorations
are corn and pumpkins. Agricultural
ist Smith . of the O.-W. R. & N. Is in
A Commercial Club luncheon will be
served tomorrow and after it the mem
bers will attend the opening of the
corn show in a body.
Rldgefield to Have Restaurant.
RIDOEFIELD, Wash., Nov. 2 4y ( Spe
ciaL) Daniel Packard has rented the
west portion of the Blackburn building
and remodeled the interior, which will
be opened in a few days as a restau
rant. The rate of growth of mahogany Is
shown in Southern Nigeria, where the site
of a town destroyed 60 years ago has been
covered with a forest containing mahogany
trees, some of which are more than 10 feet
CARGO SPACE SHY
Scarcity of Vessels Has Bear
ish Effect on Wheat.
CHICAGO OFF HALF CENT
Early Prices Held Up by Falling
Off in Receipts Northwest Corn
Is Depressed by Free Selling.
Canadians Buy Oats.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. Assertions that the
Inadequacy of the number of vessels avail
able for exports had become so apparent that
steps were being: taken to obtain Government
aid In the acquisition of vessels had a bear
ish Influence today on wheat. After an early
advance, the market closed weak at
cent to H cent under last night. Corn suf
fered a net loss of to cent and oats
of cent. In provisions, the outcome var
ied from 82 Vt decline to a rise of 2 cents.
It was current sossip among wheat trad
ers that although a large number of foreign
ships nad recently taken American registry,
the aggregate had proved altogether insuf
ficient to meet the necessities of the situa
tion and that the President was canvassing
the possibilities of direct action by the Gov
ernment In the purchase ot numerous ves
sels now tied up In America. Falling off In
receipts Northwest tended to-make wheat
prices firm until the last hour ot the ses
sion. Belling by cash houses, owing to liberal
acceptance of bids from here to the country,
had a depressing effect on the price of corn,
especially in the December option.
Oats were steadied by advices that Cana
dian dealers had been attempting to buy
freely in states northwest of Chicago.
Provisions turned downgrade In line with
prices at the yards. Except In lard, how
ever, the losses were overcome by covering
The leading future sranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
Dec ..1.16T4 fl-lS J1.15V4 $1-16
May 1.214 1.22 1.21 1.24
IC. 65 .65 .64 .65
May 70V4 .70? .7014 .70H
Dec 49 .0 .49 .49
May 63 H .53 .53ft
Jan 18.47 18.60 18.47 18.87
May 18.92' 1U.U5 18.92 18.95
Nov 10.87 10.37 10.13 10.12
Jan 9.97 10.00 9.00 9.90
May 1U.17 10.17 10.10 10.12
Jan 9.00 9.95 9.90 ' 9.92
May ..10.22 10.25 10.20 10.20
Cash prices were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 red, 1l0W 1.16 ; No. S
hard, 1.15 3 l.lttH.
Corn No. 2 yellow. 7114c; new. 6c; No.
3 yellow, 71c; new, 664c.
Kye No. 2, fl.O701.O7U.
Timothy $3. 75 i? 5.25.
Clover J10.04J 14.00.
European Grain Markets. t
LONDON, Nov. 24. Cargoes on passage
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 24. Wheat, December,
9s 6 tod. Corn, December, 6s 7ttd; January,
5s 7 Via.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNKAr-OLJS, Nov. 24. Wheat De
cember. SI. 1414; May, J1.1B: No. 1 hard,
S1.19H; No. 1 Northern. $1.10 Vi 1.1b 14 ;
No. 2 Northern. $1.12 1.161.
Barley. 67 67c.
Flax. $ 1 4 5 14 C 1-64 14.
San Franrifu-o Grain Market.
. SAN FKANCISCO. Nov. 24. Spot quota
tions: Walla Walla, $1.91 (( 1.934 ; red Rus
sian, $1.B04j. 1.01 ; Turkey red. $l.o 1.87 14 ;
bluestem, $1,971 32; feed barley, $1.20-9
1.22 14 ; white oats, $1.82 4 1.05 ; bran, $25
23.50; middlings, $a0'i31; shorts, $25026.
Call Board Barley. December, $1.25: May,
$1.33 bid. $1.35 asked.
Puset Sound Grain M-irketa.
TACOMA. Nov. 24. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.16; fortyfold. $1.15; club. $1.12; fife. $1.10.
Car receipts Wheat 55, barley 2, oats 1.
SEATTLE, Nov. 24. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.17; Turkey red. $1.14; fortyfold, $1.15;
club, $1.14; fife. $1.11; red Russian, $1.08.
Barley $24.50 per ton.
Yesterday"s car receipts Wheat 92, oats
6, barley 02, rye 2. hay 46. flour 6.
WOOL GROWERS UNITE
CLIP PROMISES TO BE RECORD
BREAKING NEXT TEAR.
Producer Declare They Will Not Cost
tract to Sell for Lena Than
25 Cents a Pound.
BAJKER, dr., Nov. 24. (Special.)
"Do not, sell or contract to sell wool
for less than 25 cents a pound."
This is the slogan which, woolmen
of Baker and Grant County will take
to the Eastern Oregon Woolgrrowers'
Association convention at Pendleton.
Byron Gale, secretary of the local as
sociation, declared today that reports
from all sections of the Baker dis
trict indicate that there will be an
enormous wool clip In this part of the
country and that prices will be higher
than have been paid in many years.
"The English embargo on Australian
wool and shortage in other sections of
the country outsldo of Oregon will have
a combined effect of increasing the
price," nald Mr. Gale. "We have more
lambs and sheep than ever in Oregon
now and growers will have a big supply,
but Indications from elsewhere are that
there is a shortage.
"Woolgrowers from all over this sec
tion are declaring that they will refuse
to contract to sell wool at leBs than
25 cents a pound. The pries, seems
high but the supply will be so limited
that thero will be no trouble in
WALLA WALLA LINE IS PLAN
Electric Road to lia. Graode May Be
4100 Feet in Elevation.
WAXiiA WALLA, Wash., Nov. 24.
(Special.) Three promoters are here
working on plans to build an electric
line from Walla Walla to' La Grande, a
distance of 75 miles. A committee of
Commercial Club memDers Is investi
gating under instructions to report the
findings. The committee Is Ben Stone,
H. A. Gardner, A. M. Jensen, W. S. Off
ner and W. W. Baker.
The promoters are C. J. Franklin,
civil engineer of Boise; J. G. Brown, of
Gal ion, Ohio, and E. A. Pack, ofWeiser.
They say the road can be built for
$2,000,000 at an elevation' of 4100 feet
across the Blue Mountains.
NEW BUILDING PROJECTED
Owners of Lemanki Theater at
Marshfielii Plan Another Block.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Nov. 24. (Spe
cial.) The Noble estate, which has
just completed the Lemanskl Theater,
announces the erection of another re
inforced concrete building of the same
dimensions, 100x60 feet, to be occupied
by Perry & Nicholson, furniture deal
ers, and the Moose lodge.
The Lemanskl Theater will be opened
to the public December 1. The new
building will be erected on the Noble
property adjoining the theater on Cen
tral avenue at Third.
The First National Bank
FIFTH AND MORRISON STREETS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $3,500,000
Interest Paid on Savisgs and Tims Deposits
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Street.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS... . . .... $400,000
THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA
of San Francisco. Founded 1864
Capital Paid In $8,500,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits $8,271,525.33
Commercial Banking. Savings Department.
Third and Stark Streets
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
TURKEY TRADE BRISK
HOLIDAY BIRDS GO AT 25. 22 AICD
20 CENTS PER POU.D.
Sapplr la Lute and Dealers Lok "For
ward t Ruh mt Bayers Today.
Geeae Plentiful, Too.
Retail poultry dealers reported yester
day that the Thanksgiving demand tor tur
keys had opened up In a satisfactory war.
Trading in the afternoon was on a rood
scale, and the indications are that todays
buying will take care of all the larce sup
ply on hand.
Retail prices are holding steady at 25
cents for the best turkeys. There are a
good many birds In the market that do not
grade as strictly choice, and these are being
sold at 2U to 22 cents. In some ot the
oheaper markets, thin turkeys are selling as
low as 17 cents a pound.
In the wholesale district receipts were
fairly large, but the Jobbers had orders for
everything and the supply was worked off
by the close of business. Dressed geese were
In liberal supply in the retail stores and
sold at' 18 to 20 cents. Chicks brought XV
cents and chickens 18 to 20 cents.
DAILY MJSTEOROI-OGJCAI REPORT.
PORTLAND. Nov. 24. Maximum tempers,
ture. 69 decrees; minimum. ST degrees.
Klver reading. 8 A M.. 4 feet: change in
last 24 hours. 0.2 foot fall. Total rainfall
(5 P. M. to 0 P. M.). none; total rainfall
since September 1. 1914, .37 Inches; nor
mal rainfall since September 1, 10.61 inches;
deficiency of rainfall since September 1.
1814. 1.24 Inches. Total sunshine, 7 hours 14
minutes; possible sunshine. 9 hours 6 min
utes. Barometer (reducod to sea level) 6
P. M.. bu.iz inches.
Des Moines ....
Kansas Cltv . .
Las Angeles ...
New Orleans . .
New York .....
North Head ...
North Yakima .
an Francisco .
Walla Walla ..
Wlnniper . . . . .
001 4 SW Clear
00'12.SW Pt. cloudy
00f 9'.-W Clear
08 14 S3 W KUear
00 6 SW 'Clear
00l 4 SW iClear
O0! 4 NWClear
7S H.NB Rain
00 lo SW lOlear
00;i4 N Cloudy
Ol, 4'NE IClear
0o 6:W 'Clear
001 4 SW
O01 4 NW
IW.14 XE knoud-f
.00 4 S
.00 4 SB
.00 4 E
oo' 4 NE Ft. cloudy
0O 4 S IClear
II) 14 -i (Cloudy
.0O( 4 SW IClear
.Of.) A S 'Clear
00 12,HW Cloudy
A larae high-pressure area extends from
the North Pacific States southeastward to
the Atlantic States. Tho barometer la rel
atively low over British Columbia and the
Canadian Northwest. No precipitation of
conseauence has fallen in the frtlted States
except In the Lower Lake Region and the
West Gulf States. In t.ie latter section
heavy local rains have fallen. The tempera,
tures continue above normal everywhere in
tho United states except In the Atlantic and
Qulf Ststes. where it Is cooler than usual.
Conditions are favorable for fair weather
In this district Wednesday except In West
ern Washington, where it will continue un
settled, with rain probable.
Portland and vicinity Probably fair,
Oregon Fair, southerly winds.
Washington Fair east, unsettled, prob
ah!v rain -vtt rorTlon: m,herly winds.
A. general banking business
Interest paid on time deposits.
Commerclsl Letters of Credit
Exehssrs on Condon. Englssdj
Bought sad Sold.
Corner Second and Stark Sts.
F. C. M ALP AS. Manager.
THAV g-LERS GUIDE.
viia-Sydney -Short Line
That Is one of the secrets of thewonderf ul
popularity of those splendid 10.000 ton
Amerieaa steamers "Sflno-na, Sierra
and "Ventura." They are rated 100 Al
Lloyds, and are marvels of marine comfort
and luxury. Sydney in 19 days Round
trip. S337.S. Honolnla. 110. First cabin.
Grand Tour of South Seas. Including Hon
olulu. Samoa. Australia. New Zealand and
Tahiti. 337.50. Round the world at reduced
rates. Write for illustrated foiders with
colored maps of the Islands of the Pacific
OCEANIC S. S. CO.
673 Market St.
Saa Francisco. CaL
Honolulu Deo. 8,
22. Jan 8, etc.
Sydney Deo. 2X
Jan. 19. eta.
Steamer "-HARVEST QUEEX"
leaves Aab-Street dock dally ex
cept Saturday. 8 P. for Aatorl
and way points; returninc ieavae
Astoria dally except Sunday. I
Tickets and reservations at O.-Vf.
H. AN. City Ticket Office,
Third and Washington, streets:
or at Ash-Street Cock. Phone;
Marshall 4600, A 121.
LOS iAtiELEJ AND SAN DIEX20
S. S. YUCATAN
Bails Wednesday, Nor. tS, at 6 P. M.
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COl
Tirket Office d rreixnt Offtoe
Ilia id St II Foot NortnruB St.
Main 1114. A U14 V Main 6203, A M23
Sails ptrect for San Frsaclsco, Los
Asuceles- and San Dleco,
Wed., 6:30 P. M., Nov. 25
SAN FRANCISCO, POHTLAK D A
LOS A.M.ELKS STEAMSHIP CO.
FRANK HOLLA.M, A Kent,
12 4 Third gx. A 451X1. Main S.
8. 8. BOSK CITY FOB
SAN FK AN CISCO
S P. M., NOVEMBER 27.
The San Francisco Portland 8. 8. Co.,
Third and VVaahliifton Ms. (with O.-W.
K. a- N. Ce.). Tel. Marshall 4500, A ai-il.
COOS BAY LINE
Salle from Alnsworth dock. Portland. 9 P.
M. every Tuesday. Freight and ticket of rice,
lower Alnsworth dock, P. & C. B. S. S. Lane.
I H. Keating. A -tent. Phones Main ICO0. A
2332... City Ticket Office. 80 Sixth St. C W.
Stinger, Agent. Phones Marshall 4S0O. A tUL
Kails IMrect For '
IX3 A.VCELKH AND SAN MECfO.
Today, November 25
SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND &
LOS ANtitLKS lilKAUSHli" CO.
FRANK. liOLLAM. Agent.
124 Third St. A 4616. Mala 2.
American -Hawaiian Steamshp Co
The Panama Canal Line.
fc.XPKIC.SS FhUIUHT HEKVICB
Between Portland. Ness York. Ckute
ton and Philadelphia.
For Information as to Kates. Sailings.
tcx. -Jail on or Address
C. D. K.fc:.N.N fc-U. agest,
770 Stnrk Street Portland. Or.
NIGHT BOAT FOR TUB PAL LBS
Str. State of Washington
Leaves Taylor-st. dock Mon., Wed., Fri
day, at 11 P. M. for The Dalles. Lyle,
Hood Klver White Salmon. Underwood,
Carson. Stevenson. Returning, leaves
The Dalles Sunday, Wed., Frl., 7 A. M.
Tel. Main 613. Fare fl including berth,
on eight trip.