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THE MORNING OREGONIATf, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914.
WHEAT GOES HIGHER
Sales Are Made at 21-2-Cent
Advance on Exchange.
OFFERINGS ARE LIMITED
iBuying of Barley and Oats ffor-Ex-port
to Europe Continues at
Improving Prices Flow
Market Is Firm.
Wheat went higher yesterday in the local
nd country markets. At the Merchants
Exchange prices advanced 2 cents on ic
tual sales and bid prices were higher all
through the list. Sellers were strong and
would let go of but little.
Five thousand bushels of February club
sold at S1.28M. a gain or !M cents over
Saturday, and there was a similar advance
in February red Russian, which brought
$1.22 on a SOOO-bushel sale. Bids for
prompt delivery were raised 1 to Hi cents
over last week and futures were even
stronger, with advances of 1H to 2 4 cents.
1'or January bluestem $1.25 was bid, and for
the February delivery $1.28. Asked prices
in each instance were 3 cents more than
was offered. There was a report on the
market that two cargoes of bluestem were
sold to go to Cape Town.
Grain men no longer deny that the barley
and oats buying is for export to Europe.
Feed barley, for quick delivery, was 75
cents higher on bid, and oats for spot, Jan
uary and February delivery were wanted at
a quarter over Saturday's prices.
Flour is very firm, but still the local mar
ket for patents does not advance. Some
of the mills have raised their prices 20
cents a barrel, but the leading mill holds
at the old price. The Puset Sound market
Is reported to be higher.
Mill feed was raised SI a ton by local
handlers yesterday. Bran is now quoted at
S2826.S0 and shorts at S28 28.50. Boiled
.barley Is higher at S2829.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Monday '. 65 5 8 8 0
Tear ago 152 7 11 8 10
Reason to date 11026 1061 1B58 1282 1070
Year ago 107B5 1543 1878 1104 1580
WHEAT EXPORTS BREAK ALL RECORDS
Over 12,000,000 Bushels Shipped From
United States and Canada In Week,
The weekly wheat statistics of the Mer
chants' Exchange show the following
changes in the visible supply:
rec. 21, 1014. .. .
lec. 22, 1913
lec. 23, 1012
Dec. '., 1011
Het.: 7. lillO. .. .
Dec. L'7. 10W....
l.ec. IOuS. . . .
lec. 30, llll7. . . .
Iee. 31, 1006
Jan. 3, 1!)05
. ...tn,aij.jiu S4,wu
. . . .43. 920. OOO 85.000
. . . .7,3.XH)
Wheat shipments, flour included, from the
- united States and Canada compare as fol
This week 12,415,000
Last week - 8.853,000
Lust year- 6,004,000
Total shiDments from the United States
and Canada for the cereal year to date have
boen 190.540,000 bushels. World's shipments
last season ud to this date were(
United States and Canada 145.474,000
Areentina .' 11.835.000
Foreign crop conditions are summarized
by Broomhall as follows:
United Kingdom Heavy rain is delaying
seeding for the new crop. . Wheat already
planted looks well. Offers of native wheat
Frauce Weather more favorable and
wheat already seeded shows a strong plant.
The urea will bo greatly reduced. Stocks
are fair and native offers generally small.
l'riccs remain firm.
Germany Weather is mild everywhere and
the outlook for the new crop on the whole
is reported aa being satisfactory.
Roumania Wheat has made a favorable
start on a normal acreage. Offers are small
and stocks likewise of wheat.
llunpary Weather against .crop. Acreage
xOanted is small. Prices ore very high.
Italy Weather is generally favorable on
an Increased acreage. Market is very firm
and purchases of foreign continues on a
Algeria Unfavorable weather has mill
tated against planting of wheat and there
fore the acreage will be small.
India Weather and crop prospects con
tinue generally favorable. Wheat is not
being offered and priced are high.
Argentina Latest advices are of unfa
vorablo weather. New wheat is being
sparingly offered as. holders believe In ulti
mately higher prices.
ALL COAST HOP MARKETS
Buvinc Not Expected to Revive
Remainder of Month.
Hon trading auieted down at all points
on the Coast yesterday. There Is little or
no demand in this state and dealers do not
expect business to revive before the first
of the month.
The New "york market is inactive, ac
cording to the Waterville Hop Reporter,
"We learn of no sales here or in the ad
Joining towns and little change in the pres
ent situation Is looked for until after the
holidays. Offers at lower rates have been
made, but growers have turned them down.
The opinion is quite general that the bulk
of the growers, having waited thus far to
dispose of their crops, will see the thing
The Chicago Brewers' Bulletin says:
"The demand from brewers is next to
- nothing for the time being. Dealers figure
that the advance In the Coast markets may
have the effect of stimulating the demand
on the part of those brewers who have not
yet bought their full requirements. How
ever, there is a disposition among brewers
to put off purchasing until after the first
of the year."
Consul George Nicolas, at St. Gall, writes
of the Swiss hop supply:
"Switzerland obtains its supply of bops
from Austria. Bavaria, Wurttemberg and
Baden. As communication with these sec
tions has not been interfered with by the
war. and as the crops were gathered with
out disturbance and in good -condition, noth.
ine prevents the Swiss breweries this year
from obtaining their normal stocks and at
normal nrlces. The breweries of the St. Qall
district are not large concerns, and would
scarcely consider over-sea importations ex
cept in an emergency.
"One of the effects of the European con
flict haB been to reduce the consumption of
beer in Switzerland as well as in the coun
tries at war. and there will naturally be a
proportionate falling off in the consumption
APPLES SELLING BETTER IN ENGLAND
Stronger Demand for Box Fruit Reported
at Advancing; Prices.
Conditions in the British . apple markets
are reported by W. Dennis & Sons, of Lon
don, as follows:
"The market on boxed apples is showing
a great improvement, and we expect good
Oregon Newtowna with soma color womo
make up to 9s per box for the hest counts
Callfornlan Newtowns are also a much bet
ter trade, for which we can now make 7
per box for both 4 and 4 -tier fruit. These
prices we expect will be maintained unless
supplies come in much larger quantities
than we anticipate during the next fe 1
"Some Oregon Kewtowns met with keen
competition at Liverpool, and sales were ef
fected at from 6s 9d to 9s 6d, whilst the best
counts of a car of extra fancy stock made
10a California Nswtowca realized e
6d. 6s Bd for 4 tiers, and 6s per box for 4tt
tiers. Washington Newtowna. large apples.
sold at 0s per box, meeting with a good de
mand at this price.
WINTER WHEAT ACREAGE INCREASED
Ares Sown in Oregon This Year is Enlarged
The Oregon crop report. Issued by the
Bureau of Crop Estimates, in co-operation
with the Weather Bureau, gives the final
estimate of acreage, production and price
December 1, in the state, as follows: (Acre
age and production in thousands, i. e., 000
Acreage, tlon. Dec. 1
22 660 82
21 5U8 70
700 16.O04 102
i....750 15,717 75
, 304 12,740 4
, 30O 15,228 38
122 3.6U0 61
120 4,200 55
21 3311 100
20 350 75
40 4,753 60
50 6,750 58
838 1,716 9.20
825 1.7S2 0.00
Corn. 1014 . .
Cora. 1013 ...
Oais, 1914 .
Oats, 1913 . .
Hay. 1914 ...
Hay. 1913 ...
(Quantities of hay in tons; otjher products
in bushels. Frlces for hay in dollars per
ton; other products, cents per busheL) '
Wheat sown this Fall in the state, 6S6.-
000 acres, compared with 635,000 acres last
year. Condition, 93 per cent of normal, com
pared with 10-year, average of 96.
GOOD DEMAND FOR DRESSED TURKEYS
Receipts Are liberal and Clean Up at
Receipts of dressed turkeys yesterday
were ud to the expectations of most deal
ers. The demand was good, both from local
dealers and on shipping account, and every
thing received was disposed of. Choice tur
keys, for the most part, sold at 22 cents,
bnt some dealers asked one and two cents
over this nrlce. Dressed geese were In good
supply and sold at 1516 cents.
There was a good demand for live poultry.
especially large hens, which brought 13 0
13 V4 cents. Springs dragged at 1112V4
cents. Dressed meats were steady, but
there was not much demand for veal.
The egg market was firm, and in some
quarters 12 cents was asked and obtained
for candled Oregon ranch. Dairy produce
prices were unchanged.
FRCIT AND VEGETABLE TRADE BIG
Country Holiday Orders of Very Largei
Volume Receipts From South.
Front street had a heavy local trade yes
terday In fruits and vegetables, and out-of-town
shipping orders were unusually large.
Amonc the receipts were two cars of cel
ery, one car of sweet potatoes and a mixed
car of small California vegetables. The in
dications are that celery wilt be scarce be
fore the Christmas trade is all supplied, as
there are no other cars rolling, the cold
weather in California in the latter part of
last week having stopped shipments. A
shipment of California rhubarb was re-
eeceived and put on sale at $2.25 a box.
There was a good city demand for apples
of practically all grades, and prices were
steady. Oranges also moved well and there
was likewise a good inquiry for bananas.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as xonows:
. Clearings. Balances.
Portland Sl.053,533 S 74,787
Seattle ., 1,936,383 203,813
Tacoma 32s. 910 38,659
Spokane 71ot3 83,134
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc
Merchants' Exchange, noon session
( 1.24 S 1.26
25.00 - 26.00
1.25 . 1.27
J. 18 1.20
1.22 - 1.24
31.00 31. SO
Red Russian ..........
No. 1 white feed
No. 1 feed
rebruary bluestem .....
F ebruary - club ..........
January red Russian...
l- eDruary red Russian. .
January red Fife
r ebruary red Fife. . . . . .
January oats ..........
February oats .........
January feed barley....
February feed barley...
January brewing barley.
5000 bushels February club 1.2644
uuijv nusneis r- eDruary red iussian... l.a
MILLFBED Spot prices: Bran. S26lfjB 26.50
per inn; snorts, ttfBy5.iu; rouea barley.
FLOUR Patents. $6 per barrel; straights,
S4.805.60: whole wheat, S5.S0; graham.
CORN White, (36 per ton; cracked. $27
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy. S14M16:
grain hay. Slow 11; alfalfa, S1213; "Valley
Fruits and Vegetables
Local lobbing quotations;
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels, S2
W-.00 per box; Japanese, per box. 6575c
lemons, S3.504.50 per box; bananas, 40
444c per pound; grapefruit, S33.75; pine
apples, 7c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothouse.
91.001.70 dozen: eggplant. 8 a 10c pound
peppers, 8(6 10c per pound: artichokes, 75
s&c per dozen; tomatoes, Sl1.25 per crate
caooage, 140 per pound; beans, 1244c per
pound; celery. S3&3.50 per crate; cauli
flower. SI 1.25 per dozen: sprouts, 8c per
pound; Head lettuce, si.752 per crate
pumpkins. SI 44 c per pound; squash, 144
UKBtN FRUITS Apples. 6OcL50 Per
box; casabas, S1.o5ot1.75 per crate; pears,
fl(Q'l.5(j; grapes, sj.ou per barrel; cran
berries, S9&Jllper barrel.
POTATOES Oregon. 7385c sack; Idaho,
90cSl.lO; Yakima. o3c$l; sweet potatoes.
ztw-tec per pound.
onions Oregon, buying price. J1.25 f o.
0. snipping point.
SACK. VEGETABLES Carrots, S1.25 per
sack; beets, Jl.-i per sack; parsnips, 11.2
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count.
37438c; candled, 4U(i?424ic; storage,
POULTRY Uens, 12 44 & 13 44c; Springs. 11
W13M.C turkeys, dressed, zigi-jzc: live. 17
lbc; ducks, 1240vl5c; geese, ll&)12c.
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras. 3444
per pound in case lots; 44c more in less
tnan case , lot: cubes. 30c
CHEESE Oregon triplets, Jobbers' buying
price, juc per suunu 1. o. o. OOCK. fortiana
Young Americas, luc per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 121244o per pound.
PORK Block. 9 44 10o per pound.
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON - Columbia River one-pound
tails, per uozen; nait -pound nata.
SI. 50; one-pound flats. $2.50; Alaska pink.
one-pound tans. j..uo.
Honey Choice. S3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 15024c par pound
Brazil nuts. 15c: filberts. 15 024c: almonds.
23 to 24c; peanuts, 6c; cocoanuts, SI. 00 per
dozm; pecans, jvwvc; onesinuts, lZ4fcv
BEANS Small white, 544c; large white
6.15c: Lima. 644c; pink, 444c; Mexican,
644c; bayou, . 6.35c.
COFFEE Roasted, in drums. 1S44 03344
SUGAR Fruit and berry. 5.7S; beet.
$5.55; extra C, S5.2&; powdered, in barrels.
SALT Granulated. $15.50 per ton; half
ground, 100s, $10.75 per ton; 60s, $11. 50 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 644 0644c; broken.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, So per pound
apricots. 13 15c; peaches, 8c; prunes. Ital
ians 8$9c; raisins, loose Muscatels. 8c; un
bleached Sultanas, 7 44c; seeded, 8)4c
dates, Persian, 7744e per pound; fard,
tl40 per box; currants, 9fl2c.
Hops, Wools, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1914- crop, 9012c; 1913 crop, nomi
HIDES Salted hides. 14c: salted bulls,
10c: salted calf, 18c; salted kip, 14c; green
hides, 1244c; green bulls, 844c; green calf.
18c; green kip, ic; ary Clues, uac; ori
WOOL Valley, 17918c; Eastern Oregon.
MOHAIR 1914 clip, 2744e per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 4444
PELTS Long wool dry pelts. Us; shor
wool dry pelts, 8c; dry sheep shearings, 10
&15c each; salt sheep shearings, 15025c
each; dry goat skins, long hair, 12621244c
dry goat shearings, 10&20c each; salted
aUees celts. November, 3&W0o eacb,.
STOCK RUN IS HEAVY
rices at Yards Good Despite
RIME STEERS GO AT $7.50
Forty-Five Carloads of Hogs Dis
posed Of With Bulk of Sales
at $7.45 Choice Sheep
The Stockyards had a big run of cattle,
sheep and hogs yesterday, 88 carloads he
me unloaded. There was a DrlSK aemanu
throughout the day. Cattle and sheep were
firm and hogs were steady.
Three loads of prirra steers were sola at
$7.00, a quarter better than the ruling
prico of last week. Other good loads went
at $6.75 to $7.35. A load of extra fancy
cows was sold at $0.60, but the general
market for this class of butcher stock held
About 43 loads of hogs, all told, were dis
posed of. The tOD was $7.00. where it
closed last week, but the bulk of sales
were at $7.45.
The stre.-gth of mutton prices was snown
by the sale of a bunch of choice ewes at
$5.70. Other loads were taken at $5.35
and 15.50. Lambs sold at $7.25 and $7.35,
.Receipts were six oslves. 0330 nogs ana
lew sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle C. S. Sevier. Lewiston, 1
car; S. M. Rothrock, Lewiston, 1 car; Alan
Kreen. Yamhill, 2 cars; Stillwell Bt. Promt,
La Grande, 2 cars; H. Eldridge, Vale, 1 car;
W. Nottingham, Grass Valley. 1 car.
With hogs R. R. Powers. Sommers, 2
cars: Farmers' Society of Equity. Caldwell,
1 car; same. Kuna, Idaho, 1 car; same,
Nam pa, 3 cars; same. Wilder, 2 cars; G. W.
Blajkwell. Cascade. 1 car; J. M. Lewis,
WeUer. 1 car; c. J. Donnelly. Weiser, 1 car;
J. A. Hosklns, Weiser, 1 car; W. H. Mock-
ler, Brogan, 1 car; Baker City Packing Com
pany, Baker, 1 car; William Duby. Baker, 1
car; W. W. Lloyd. Haines. 2 cars; Elgin
Forwarding Company. Joseph. 1 car: same,
Lostine. 1 car; samo, Wallowa, 1 car; Jerry
Hurley, Nyssa, 1 car; Dennis White, Home-
dale, 1 car: M. R. Yates, echo. 1 car; J.
W. Chandler. Elgin. 1 car; same. La Grande,
1 car; Kiddle Bros., Elgin, 1 car; same, Imb-
ier. 2 cars; same. Union Junction. 1 car
same. La Grande, 1 car; sanitary Meat Mar
ket, Eenterprise, 1 car; same, Joseph., 1 oar
T. H. Morelock. Enterprise, 1 car; same, Jo
seph, 1 car; G. H. Strohm, Hermiston,
car; w. B. Kurtz, The Dalles, 2 carss. W. H
Mokler, Dale, 1 car; R, E. Weant, Dale, :
car; L. L. Miller, Emmett, 1 car; John By-
sant, Condon, 1 car; Arlington Lumber Com.
pany, Condon, 1 car; G. H. Hildebrand. Con
don, 1 car; R. A. Thonston, Heppner, 1 car.
With sheep Will Block. McMlnnville,
car; Byron Bandecar, Haines, 2 cars; R. N.
Stanfield. Stanfleld. 1 car.
With mixed loads A. R. Ford. Wiliamlna.
1 car cattle and hogs; Will Chandler, Day
ton, 2 cars nogs and sheep; Will Block,
Monmouth. 2 cars hogs and sheep: John Hill.
Payette. 1 car cattle, calves and hogs; same,
Payette, 1 car cattle and hogs; H. W. Raul,
Baker, 1 car hogs and sheep; Charles Mc
Cullough, Haines. 1 car hogs and sheep;
C. W. Jacobson, Haines, 1 car hogs and sheep;
C. McGlll. Ontario, 3 cars cattle and hogs;
Lt. Demaris. Lowden. 2 cars cattle and
calves: W. D. Hunter, Lostine. 3 cars cat
tle and hogs; G. W. Dickson, Terrebonne, 8
cars cattle, nogs ana sheep; J. L. Campbell,
Madras, 1 car cattle and hogs: J. C. Ritter.
Robinette, 2 cars cattle and hogs; J. S. Han.
saker, Robinette. 1 car cattle and hogs: E.
D. Barnum, Grass Valley, 1 car cattle and
hogs: R. R. Walker, Grass Valley, 2 cars
cattle and hogs.
The day's sales were as follows:
Wt. Price. wt. Price.
22 steers ..1080 $7.35 23 hogs ... 3 01 7.45
ieer ...IU60 o-wi -,1 hogs
25 steers ..12)0 6.751210 hogs
1 76 .7.40
1S2 7 50
o.ou 101 nogs
T ' . ,
1 cow ..
2 cows .
3 cows .
10 cows .
2 cows .
1 bull ..
. 9S1 0.30
360 . 6.40
5.00'; 93 hogs
5.25 3 hogs
6.00 3S hogs
S.0O 97 hoc.
l.'iOO 4.75 4 hogs
372 . 6.30
107U 0.00 88 hogs
2 steers ..121S
12 hogs ... 150
29 hogs 214
5.50, 3 hogs
1 hog .
5 hogs .
30 hogs .
29 hogs .
'2 hogs .
29 hogs .
1 hog ,
100 . 7.40
a hogs ... 260
1 hog '.
1 cow .
520 6.50 102 faoin
, . 173 7.00,210 ewes
, . 960 $6.87 62 hogs
. . 06S 7.25 9 hogs
. .1060 5.25 33 hogs
..1051 0.25 15-hogs
. .670 5.50 70 hogs
..107O 6-OOJ 5 hogs
. tt i a nogs
1 hoc .
27 cows . .
1 calf ..
. 230 8.00
Ill ewes . .
. 100) 5.35
. 120 5.SO
. 115 5.50
113 ewes . .
60 ewes . .
181 lambs .
. 80 7.35
72 ewes . .
. 07 4.50-
223 lambs .
70 7.251 38 hogs ... 185 7.35
1I1 n -1 . 1 t. ...... rr r . .
84 hogs ..
4 hogs . ,
1 hoc: . . .
1 nog . 430 6.50
B7 hogs 202 7.50
5 hogs . . . 328 6.7i
107 hogs .
90 hogs ..
100 hogs ..
6 hogs . . . 33 6.40
89 hogs 179- 7.40
83 hogs . . . 806 . 7.40
41 bogs . .
14 hogs .
19 bogs . .
18 hogs .
44 hogs .
95 hogs .
2 hogs .
99 hogs. .
105 hogs ... 182 7.45
99 hogs 161 7.4o
321 6.50!lJ0 hogs ... J63 7.40
28 hogs . . . 109 6.7
4 hogs . . . 277 6.4
4 hogs ... 30O 7.00
1 hog .... 80 6.50
2 hogs 115 6.50
102 hogs .
89 hoes ... 233 7.50
160 6.501 2SCOWS ...1196 6.60
Current prices of the various classes of
stock at the yards follow:
Choice steers i... 0.503'7.00
Medium steers 6.25 S, Ml
Choice cows fi.75t6.00
Aieaium cows a.vvtaa.ho
Stags 4.50 0.00
Wethers . 5,256.00
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb.. Dec. 21. Hogs
Receipts, 10,5uO: market, steady. Heavy,
$O.S57.05; light. $.80'.i, 7 Or,; pigs, $5.50
6.75: bulk of sales; $6.907.
Cattle Receipts. 1700; market, higher.
Native steers. $0.75&'9.75; native cows and
heifers. $5.50(7.25; Western steers, $0
8.10; Texas steers, $5.7547.15: Texas cows
and heifers. $5(3)6.75: calves, $7 fw 9.
Sheep Receipts. 3500; - market, strong.
Yearlings. $6.50&7.25; wethers, $5.756.25;
lambs, $7.50 & 8.15.--
C'hicasTO Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Hogs Receipts. 53,
000: market, slow at Saturday's average.
Bulk of sales, $.937.10; light. S6.707.15;
mixed. $0.807.15; heavy. $fl.607.20; rough,
$6.SO5i)0.00; pigs, $5.507.20.
Cattle Receipts, 7000; marketr f irm. Na
tive steers. $5.15g,10: Western. S57.75;
cows and heifers, $2.907.85; calves, $6
Sheep Receipts. 20,000: market, slow.
Sheep, $5.156: Western, $5.156.10; year
lings, $6.25 7.20; lamhB, $6.258.25,
SAN FRANCISCO- PRODUCE
Prices Quoted at the Bay City
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21. Fruit Pine
apples. $2.7."3.25: California lemons. $1.50
(g.3.00; apples, Bellflowers, 05 O 70c; Oregon
Spltzenbergs, $1.2501.60: Newtowna. tSo
$1.25; wlnesaps. $11.25; bananas, $1.25
Vegetables Cucumbers, 35 60c: beans, C
1244: peppers, 35c; tomatoes, 3050c
Eggs Fancy ranch. 6744c; pullets, 444c;
Onions Yellow, $101.15.
Cheese Young America. 13014c; new.
10(ifl2 4ic; Oregon, 4 ',4c; Young America.
Fancy creamery, 29c; seconds
Potatoes Delta Burbanks. per sack, $1.60;
sweets. $1.35 1.95 per sack; Salinas Bur
banks, $1.50; Oregon Burbanks, $1.40 1.60
Receipts Flour, 6300 quarters: barley
15.605 centals; potatoes, 0260 sacks; hay
New York Sugar Market.
tfSSC JOB si. Saa, afa Mmw aua vaa
firm on sales of TOO ton full duty Peruvian
sugar in port at 4.1 So for centrifugal and
36o to S.4SO for molasses. The future mar
ket was quiet and without transactions.
Future closed dull. February, 2.85c; March.
.90c; May, 1.06c
Soot grades later reacted and closed steady
with centrifugal at 4.01c and molasses sugar
Refined grades steady. Cut loaf, 5.86c;
crushed, 6.7oc; mould A, 6.40c; cubes, 5.20c;
XXXX powdered, 5.10c; powdered. 6.05c;
fine granulated. 4.95c: diamond A, 4.95c:
confectioners' A. 4.85c; No. 1, 4.70c.
Dried Frnlt at New York.
NEW YORK. Dec. tl. Evaporated apples
firm. Fancy, 7 44 7 54 c: choice, ?47c;
prime, 6 44 06 440.
Prunes steady. - Calif ornlas, Ellc; Ore-
gone, 84 11c.
Peaches steady. 4Ac: extra choice. S44
C44c; fancy, 7744c
Chicago Daiiy Produce.
CHICAGO, Dee. 21. Butter Higher.
Eggs Unsettled. Receipts 2394: cases
included. S2ti3c: ordinary firsts. 80031c;
NEW YORK. Dec 21. The cotton mar
ket closed firm at a net advance ef 2 to S
Spot cotton quiet. Middling uplands, 7.50c
NEW YORK. Dec 2L Lead quiet, s.75
Copper quiet. Electrolytic. 13.S7i213.50o;
Hope at London.
LIVERPOOL, Dee. 21. Hops in London,
Faclfio Coast, 2 10 4.
Dulnth Linseed Market.
DULUTH. Dec 21. Linseed, cash. SI. 6:
DecemDer, xa.68 44: May,
RECESSIONS ARE STEADY
NEW YORK STOCK IilST SUBJECTED
Action on Rate by Pennsylvania Pub-
lie Service Commission Is Lead
NEW TOP.K. Dec 21. Such hopeful in
ferences as the financial district may have
drawn from last week's rate decision.
granting Eastern railroads a general freight
advance, were largely nullified or set aside
today when it became known that the
Pennsylvania public service commission had
ordered a drastic reduction in coal freight
rates between some of the important an
thracite centers and Philadelphia.
While in some quarters they profess to
regard the decision as entirely local in ex
tent, speculative Wall street evidently
chose to acceot it in a less favorable spirit.
This was reflected In persistent selling of
Reading and Lehigh Valley shares, which
fell to new low prices for the present move
. In .he final hour the list was subjected
to further unsettlement and lower prices.
The decline was led by United states &teei,
which bad held a fraction above 50 despite
continued offerings, come of them being in
blocks of 1U00 shares or more. Steel finally
fell to 4944. or exactly 144 above its min
It was regarded as significant of market
conditions that the committee which con
trols prices on the exchange aeemea n ex
pedient to establish new low minimum quo
tations I or ma ouuiaeni group ui , uau
lncludlnr Atlantic Coast Line. Louisville &
Nashville, Seaboard preferred and (Southern
Railway common and preferred. As a matter
of fact there has been no recent trading in
these stocks, most of which have undergone
dividend revision during the closure of the
exchange and since its reopening.
in sue course ui iiio any uuwucao, " n-- "
was far below normal, some of the equip
ment shares and Bethlehem Steel preferred
showed signs of demand at slightly higher
prices, but this group fell back with the
entire list at the close, which was weak.
Much of the day s news was or a nopo-
fui tenor. Money rates were easier some
special 30-aay loans being mane at irai
cent. Exchange on London fell to its lowest
Quotation since last February, on an over
abundance of offerings.
Bonds developed a declining tendency, on
exceedingly light offerings. Total sales,
par value, were $1,258,000. United States
COUPOn 48 advanced yt per liciit uu Lmi.
CLOSING BTOCK QUOTATIONS.
- Sales. High. Low. .Bid.
Amalg Copper ...
Am Beet Sugar. .
400 58 44
12(10 25 44
Am Smelt $.,
Am Tel & Tel
40O . 58 Vi
Bait & Ohio
B R T
Central Leather. .
Ches & Ohio
Chi & G W
C, M 4 St P
Ch". & N W
Col Fnel St Iron. .
Col & South
Denver & R O. . ..
Distillers' Secur. .
Gen Electric ....
Gt Nor pfd
Gt Nor Ore......
Inter-Met pfd . . .
Kan City South..
Lehigh Valley . ..
Louis & Nash . . .
M, K & T
N Y Central
North Pacific . . .
Pacific Tel & Tel.
Pullman Car .
Ray Cons . ...
200 03 02
1100 00 68 4
800 8544 8454
isoo 157" iih'i
2900 8754 385
"506 "" "654
400 9 44 O'i
200 1254 1254
8700 22 54 22
400 14044 13954
1200 11454 US
"ioo iii"" iio"
3266 134" i.32'44
'306 hi" "si"
isoo 'io54 1644"
'066 "1244 12"
3000 84 82 54
1000 . 5844 67
220O 10044 9944
2066 10744 107"
300 151 150 54
1100 16 1544
16SOO 148 143 T4
100 10 19
2W 1 44 1 4i
100 , 144 2 44
! 2700 'Si" "8344
r- '500- "8i'i4 " 8144
'. 4906 ii754 ii44
100 79 7
.21500 50 40 44
200 104 4i 1(14 i
. 110O 48 i 47 54
Rep Iron & Steel.
St. L & S F 2pfd.
Ten Cop. ex-div. .
Total sales for the day,. 112,500 shares.
V S Rer 2s. reg. 0l
do coupon.... 96
U S 3s. reg 100
do coupon. .. .100
N S N 4s. reg.. 108
do coupon. .. .1094
w V C G 344s. b 7S'A
Nor Pac 3s. bid. 62 44
anion Pac 4s.... ho
Wis" Cent 4s 81
' Money. Exchanre, Etc.
vvnr vrVRK Dec. 21. Call money easy
high. 3 per cent; low, 3 per cent: ruling
rate 3 per cent: last loan. 3 per cent: clos
i.. v,ih x nar cent: offered at 3 per cent.
Time loans weaker; 60 and 80 days and six
Mercantile paper, 40444 percent; sterling
.-rohanrx weak: C0-day bins,, st.83; xor
cables, $4.8635: for demand, $4.1575.
Bar silver 454c.
Wavlpon dollars 3754 c.
Government bonds firm; railroad bonds
SAN FRANCISCO, Dee. 2L Silver bars,
Mexican dollars 42c
Drafts Sight, par; telegraph, 244c
Sterling demand, $4.86; cable, $4.8 6 44.
LONDON, Dec 21. Bar silver, 2Sd per
Mon 144 per cent-
Discount rates Short and three months,
274 per cent.
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. The coffee mar-
Vet was very quiet today. Futures opened
at a decline of 2 pointe on the bid prices
and only 1000 bags changed hands during
the entire day, with the close net 8 points
lower to 6 points higher, near months being
relatively steady. DecemDer, e.ztc; January,
C.26c; February. 6.33c; March, 6.41c; April,
fi.&Oc- May. 6.59c; June, 6.49c: July. 7.37o
August, 7.42c; September, 7.49c; October,
T.56e: November. 7.62c.
Spot qufcet. Rio, 754c; Santos No. 4,
10 cents. Rio and Santos unchanged.
Hop. Etc., at New York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Hops quiet. State
common to choice 1914, 202Sc; Pacific 1914
llWISc: 1913. 8 (alloc.
Hides Steady. Bogota, 3031c; Central
- America, 29 44 c.
Wool Steady. Com est in llssns XX Ohio,
tOS.3XD . . . .
PAUSE IN DEMAND
High Wheat Prices Check
Buying by Europe.
CLOSING IS UNSETTLED
Heavy Pyofit Taking Follows Early
Rise at Chicago, Occasioned, by .
Decrease In Stocks Revealed
by Weekly Statistics.
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. Swift diminishing of
stocks of wheat, both in the visible supply
and in first hands, brought prices up today
with a whirl, rieavy profit-taking followed,
and the close was unsettled, but H?4c to
54 c above Saturday night. Corn rose 44
44c to H44c net; oats finished Sc off to
44c advance, and provisions with gains of
IE i17 44c to 27 44c.
Highest quotations so far this season were
reached on cash wheat and the December
delivery. The advance In the May option
has been less steady, and the top figure
today for that month was still 4-ic under
the record of September 5, when there was
an excited temporary bulge to $1.32.
At no time today was there any evidence
of bear pressure on wheat. On the other
hand, exporters seemed decidedly averse.
for the time being, at least, to fallow the
advance. In some quarters it was even as
serted that the upturn had led to a distinct
Pause in the European demand.
Corn sympathised with the strength of
wheat. The corn bulls, though, were nan
dicaoned by the fact that the stock on hand
in Chicago had been greatly enlarged in the
last week, and that the domestic visible
sunnlv total bad also been swollen.
Trade in oats seemed to be chiefly of a
local character. Many holders took a hand
at sales to release.
Commission-house buying hoisted provi
sions.' This was especially the case after lt
was- learned that the packers were- accept
ing hogs freely at full prices, despite large
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Dec J1.2 2 44 $1.25
Mav 1.25 li 1.27i
uly Lis i.itt
.6 2 44 . 6 3 44
Jan.v 1S.40 18.60
May 18.75 19.05
Jan 10.20 10.3244
May 10.35 10.66
Jan. .......10.0744 10.1744 10.0244
May ... ...101.37-44 10.50 10.36
t;asn prices were as zoiiows:
Wheat No. 2 red. S1.Z3 44 & 1.35
hard. 1.23 1.2644.
Corn JNo. 'Z yellow, eaersoc; rio. yet-
low. 6594 6 5 44c
Rye No Z, 51.10 W1.1U44.
Barley GJ 72c.
Timothy $4.75(96.60. 4
Clover $12.60 14.50. v '
European Grain Markets.
LONDON. Dec. 21.- -Cargoes on passage.
strong, 4 4td to Bd higher.
LIVERPOOL. Dec. 21. Wheat opened at
0s 9d. January corn closed at oa la; eD
ruary com closed at 6s 144d.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 21. Wheat Decem
ber. $1.1944 : May. $1.22: No. 1 hard.
$1.2454 ; No. 1 Northern J 1.2054 1-23 44 ; No.
i jsortnern. ai.J i.xfi.
Barley, 07o4c; iiax, ti.oop i.ou.
San Francisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21. Spot quota
tion: w.illa. Walla. SI. 97 U (3)2 : red Rus
sian. $1.96 44 1.97 44 : Turkey red, $1.97 44
2: bluestem. $2.05 a, 2.07 44 ; feed barley, $1.25
1.27 44; white oats, i.doi.dz54 ; bran, -(
(ii-27.50: middlings, $30 31; shorts, $28
Call board Wheat firmer. No trading.
Barley firmer. Cash: December, $1.2754 bid.
vl.u asKea; jaay, ti.os.
Puget Sound Grain Market,
SEATTLE. Dec 21. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.23; Turkey red, $1.18 44; fortyfold, $1.2244;
club. $1.20; Fife. $1-17; red Russian. $1.14;
barley, $25 per ton.
yesterdays car receipt w neat 11, par
ley 8, hay 11, flour 9.
TACOMA. Dec. 21. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.20; fortyfold, $1.19; club, $1.17; Fife,
car receipts wneat 8. oats z, nay z.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Dec. 21. Turpentine
Kirm. 4244c: sales, 55 barrels; receipts.
343; shipments, 6: stocks, 34.189.
rtosin firm ; sales, otfl .barrels: receipts.
1900: shipments. 875: stocks, 141,007.
Wuite: A, B, C, D, E, F. G. $3.20; H,
$3.2244 3.25:: I. $3.45; K, $3.904: M,
$4.45; N. $5.50: WG, S5.70; WW, $5.55.
3000 RABBITS BAGGED
EASTERN OREGON DRIVE MEANS
MEAT FOR PORTLAND POOR.
O.-W. R. & N. Company Carries Car
casses Free and American El
' press Company to Deliver.
More than 3000 rabbits were pro
cured in the rabbit drive conducted
in Umatilla County on Sunday for the
benefit of Portland s poor.
Every train -that came to the city
yesterday bore its quota of rabbit meat.
which now is being distributed among
needy families through the agencies
of various charitable organizations.
The drive was conducted by officials
of the O.-W. K. & N. Company, assisted
bv "Jim" Kyle, Mayor of Stanfield,
"Bob" Stanfield and other prominent
residents of Umatilla County.
More than a dozen parties started
out in groups of six or more. These
parties operated independently and did
not attempt to drive all the rabbits
into one hollow square, as is done in
the conventional drive.
The rabbits, they report, are in
good condition, heavy and healthy, and
would be welcomed on anybody's table
for Christmas dinner. In Spokane
fashionable people have been paying
75 cents apiece for them. On account
of the cold weather they can be kept
for an indefinite period.
The O.-W. R. & N. Company has
arranged to carry all rabbits procured
in Sunday's hunt to Portland free of
charge. The American Express Com
pany will transport them from the
station to various charity headquarters
free of charge. The Muts. the Assoc!
atcd Charities and other organizations
have agreed to distribute them among
the poor. Persons who are in need
and who desire the rabbits are ex
pected to call at one of the charity
offices and be supplied.
GRESHAM LIBRARY GAINS
Popularity as Educational and So
cial Center Increases Rapidly.
The Gresham Library has made a 7
per cent increase in all lines the past
year in attendance, circulation of
books and in the number of public
functions held there. Mrs. Carisse
Haile is the librarian and leader of
several organizations. These organiza
tions are the Girls' Industrial Club,
the Women's Study Club, the Women's
Council of Voters and several others
which make the library a center. The
outlying schools of Powell valley.
Orient, Kockwood. Terry. Victory,
pleasant Valley and Greakan aU aug-
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
plement their work from this library.
To aid the teachers a collection of
mounted pictures of animals, famous
men and women, historical and other
wise, is kept at the library. This col
lection is being increased. A story
hour has been maintained with an at
tendance of 1131. A number of lectures
have been given during the year by
educators and an eugenic contest held.
The lecture auditorium and committee
rooms are kept open for the use of the
community and are in constant demand.
Gresham Library is the educational,
civic and social center for that dis
trict. GERMANY IS CONDEMNED
Bishop Cooke Says Sympathies of
East Are With Allies.
"The saddest messages we received
at the meetings of the various great
boards of the church were that thou
sands of our Methodist ministers in
France and Germany were compelled to
go into the trenches and fight against
each other," said Bishop Cooke yester
day, who returned Friday from a sev
eral months' trip in the East, during
which he attended various meetings
of church boards.
Bishop Cooke said that the sentiment
in the East appeared to Be strongly
anti-German and that the efforts of
Munsterberg. TJernberg and other prom
inent men who represented Germany
seemed to make little headway with
nubile ODinion. which appears to con
demn Germany on the charge of viola
tion of the law of nations.
"We have more than 4.000,000 people
in the world to provide for, said
BishoD Cooke, "as a result of the hap
penings of the past few months, both
in the war zone and in the famine
zone in China."
BishoD Cooke addressed the congre
gation at the First Methodist Church
at Twelfth and Taylor streets yester
day morning on the "Law of Christ
and the Law of the Survival of the
FROST GRIPS SILVER LAKE
Cold Season Breaks Records lor
Duration in Irake County.
SILVER LAKE, Or., Dec. 21. (Spe
cial.) Silver Lake Valley has bestirred
itself each morning for the past week
to face a nice, bracing atmosphere of
from 10 to 20 below zero. The cold
wave reached this vicinity December
13, and has continued without a let up,
making the longest continuous zero
season since the weather bureau
station was established in Silver Lake
five years ago.
There has been considerable snx-
fering but little loss of life among the
herds of livestock wintering on tne
open range. A light snow covered the
ground before the severe cold set in,
and this, covering up the grasses, made
feed scarce in the open country.
Snow is reported from one to Ave
feet deep in the mountains.
All lakes and streams in north Lake
County are frozen solid to a depth of
from six inches to two feet.
ESSAY JUDGES ARE BUSY
jrore Than 200 Schoolchildren En
ter Greater Portland Contest.
The Greater Portland essay contest.
which closed December 17, brought out
more than 200 competing essays from
the children of the Portland public
schools, and the judges will be busy
for several days reading the essays tnd
making the award of prizes.
The contest was to have closed De
cember 10, but was extended one week
because of the great flood of applica
tions from pupils who desired to com
Judges are A. L. recK, or uregon
Agricultural College; A. C. Newell, of
the Civic League; Mary Alice Ogden,
of the Women's Press. Club, and Folger
Johnson and E. M. LaRarus, of the Ore
gon Society of Architects.
A meeting will be held at the library
tonight, at which the announcement of
the prize awards will be made.
STATE'S BILL REJECTED
Marlon Judge Ctflls Charge for Aud
iting Marion Books Too Hieh.
SALEM. Or.. Dec. 21. (Special.) De
claring that the bill is exorbitant and
almost three times larger than it
should be. County Judge Bushey an
nounced today that the county would
not pay the $1678 asked by the state
auditing department for auditing the
books of tlie county departments.
"We had the books experted several
years ago for $550," continued the
Judge, "and that is all the Job is worth."
J. G. Moore, County Treasurer, who,
according to the report of the State
Department, had a shortage of $116 In
his accounts at the time of the exam
ination, declared today that there was
never a shortage.
FARMERS FEAR FREEZEOUT
Cold Weather Threatens Heavy Loss
to TTmatilla Wheatgrowers.
PENDLETON, Or., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Though nearly 100,000 bushels of club
wheat have been sold in Pendleton dur
ing the past few days at $1.10 a bushel,
the highest price ever paid here, local
growers of grain are far from happy.
The continued cold weather, with the
absence of either snow or rain is re
sponsible for their depressed state of
mind, and many of them already have
visions of being compelled to reseed
their ground in the Spring with seed
wheat worth anywhere from $1.50 to
$2 a bushel.
Pasco to Get Safe Factory.
PASCO. Wash., Dee. 21. (Special.)
A. F. Wehe. secretary of the Pasco
Chamber of Commerce, announced that
he has about completed arrangements
with W. M. Mitchell, of St. Joseph, Mo.,
to establish a safe factory in Pasco.
The water and railroad transportation
from Pasco inspired Mr. Mitchell to se
lect this location. The factory will em
ploy a large force ef men and will rep
resent a heavy investment.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Dec. 21. Maximum temper
ature, 33 degrees; minimum, 21.3 degrees.
River reaillnr. 8 A. M-. 1.7 feet: change in
last 24 hours, 1.2 feet fall. Total rainfall
(5 p. M. to 3 P. M.. none: total rainfall
since S;ntember 1. 3914. 11.40 Inches: nor
mal rainfall. 16.88 invlies: deficiency, 5-30
inches. Total sunshine, 22 minutes; possi
Ma auaabiae, S fceurst 31 aslautea. aroma
ter (reduced to sea level) 3 P. M., 80.53
Observations taken at 5 P. M.. Pacific
I si ? 2
STATIONS. e SS - State
3 5 Weather
"Z o o " 3
g Sa : :
22,0.0O 6 tiE IClear
240.00 4,W Clear '.
42.0.90 12W Clear
3o;o.00,.. Pt. cloudy
22;tl.lO IS SW Clear
Chicago . . . ,
hv.diib w t.lear
12 0.04!24NE iCloudy
14 NE Rain
64 0. 041 6 NE
. 00 0. 0O 4 N
New Orleans . .
84,0.42 32 NW Snow
42 0.94,26'W ICloudy
-ew lork ....
North Head . . .
Sacramento . . . .
Walla Walla . .
40 0.00 10 SE IPt. cloudy
00 4 N Clear
00 6 N Cloudy
00 41 W IClear
3310. 0O( 2.N Cloudy
16 SW (Clear
4!SE Pt. cloudy
4N Pt. cloudy
41. N w Cloudy
18:0.00) 4 W ICloudy
42'0.76il2 NW Clear
-14 iO.OO;16jNW Clear
A moderate disturbance is off the South
ern California coast; a slight disturbance is
central over Northern Alberta. The Lakes
storm of this morning has moved rapidly
northeastward and Is fast disappearing from,
our map; it has caused strong wind over
that section, and Buffalo reported a hur
ricane of 80 miles from the southwest High,
pressure obtains from the North Pacific
Coast to the Gulf and South Atlantic Coasts.
Precipitation has occurred in Southern Cal
ifornia, New Mexico, Montana, Western Can
ada, the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, Lake
region, St. Lawrence Valley. West Gulf and
North Atlantic states. The weather is
warmer in the Rogue River Valley, most o
California, Arizona, most, of Montana, Wyo
ming. South Dakota Nebraska, Alberta and
near the Atlantic Coast; it is cooler In
Southern Utah, Southwestern Colorado, Ok
lahoma. Texas, the Mississippi Valley and
Upper Lake region, Saskatchewan and Man
itoba. Except on the California Coast and
the Atlantic Coast, temperatures are be
low normal in practically all sections.
The conditions are favorable for gen
erally fair weather In this district Tuesday,
with slight temperature changes and gener
ally easterly winds.
Portland and vicinity Tuesday probably
fair; easterly winds.
Oregon and Washington Tuesday general
ly fair; not much change in temperature;
winds mostly easterly.
Idaho Tuesday generally fair; not much
change in temperature.
fer to drive on
ment because it
is not noisy, and
like it best be
cause it avoids
skidding and is
holes. TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
Compagnie Generale Transatlantlque,
Sailings for HAVRE
NIAGARA Jan. 2, 3 P.M.
ROCHAMBEAU Jan. 9,3 P.M.
FOR INFORMATION APPLY
C. W. Slinaer. SO 6th St.: A. I. Charlton.
255 Morrinon st.; E. M. Taylor, C. M. & St.
I . tty.; uurser is. Bnutn. lie 3d at.; A. c.
Sheldon. 100 3d St.: II. Dickson. 34ft Wash
ington st.: North Hank Itoail, 5th and Stark
stt.; K. S. MrFarlanii, 3d and Washington
sts.; 1. uully, 124 3d St.. Portland.
LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO
S. S. YUCATAN
Sails Wednesday, Dec. 23, at P. M.
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO. .
Ticket Office ,l Freight Office
122 A Sd St. Foot Nortbrup St.
Main 1814, A 1314 U Main 5203. A 5-422
TAHITI AND NKW ZEALAND.
Regular through sailing- for Sydney via
Tahiti and Wellington from San Francisco.
Jan. 6. Feb. 3, Mar. 3. and every 28 days.
Send for pamphlet.
Union Hteamshlp Co, of w Zealand. Ltd.
Office 679 Market utreet. San lYancisce.
or Ioal S. S. and K. 1C amenta.
And all Argentine I'orta
Frequent sailing from New York by new
and fast ( 12.0U0-ton passenger steamers.
1? DAYS tO RIO JANEIRO.
23 DAYS TO BUENOS AYRSS.
SU5K ft DANIELS. Ga. Asto 8 Broadway. N. T.
Doroey B. Smith. 8d and Washington Eita.
Or Local Agents.
Sails IHrect For
LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO.
Wednesday, 8 A. M., Deo. 23
SAN FRANCISCO. PORTLAND Jb
LOS ANtiELF.S (STEAMSHIP CO.
FRANK BOLLA11, Agent.
r24 Third St. A 4506. Main tft.
COOS BAY LINE
STEAMSHIP BREAK WATLR -
Sails from Alnswortn lock, Portland, r P.
It. every Tuesday. Freight and ticket otfSc.
lower Alnswortn dock. P. C. B. 8. S. Lin.
L. H. Keating. Agent. Phones Mln ISO. A.
2(S2. City Ticket Office. BUIA St. C. W
SUnger. Agent. Phones Marshal iOO. A till.
S. . BEAVER SAILS 3 P. M., DEC. 2.
The San Francisco & Portland S. S. C-
Third arid Wa.Jiingt.in Sts. (wick O.-W.
K. H H. CoJ. xet. Marshall 49 A tUU