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TTTR MORNTNO ORKnoyTAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER S3. 1914. 13
HELP FOR T11AL0
Controller Ryan Says Co-operative
Agreement by Mr.
Lane Doesn't Apply.
BEND MAN GETS LETTER
.People or IHstriet See In Orfer of
Secretary to Urge Appropria
tion an Effort to Divert At
tention From Attacks.
BEND. Or., Dec. 24. (Special.) Ex
cept that it Is a recognition of the Ore
Ron claims to Federal reclamation
funds to which the state has contrib
uted so much, people of this section
are inclined to view Secretary Lane's
recent offer to advocate an appropria
tion before Congress as merely a blind
to divert attention from the attack on
liim in connection with the co-operative
agreement which he denies mak
ing. It is agreed that Congress should
appropriate for Oregon needs, but it is
also urged that this particular section
has a claim for the $450,000 which Sec
retary Lane has allotted from the rec
lamation fund. This is available when
ever he says the word and the feeling
here is that he is bound to do this to
carry out his side of the co-operative
That this is not Mr. Lane's view is
Indicated by a letter stating his posi
tion recently received by H. H. De
Armond, manager of the Bend Com
mercial Club, who has 'been in corre
spondence with the Interior Depart
ment on this subject.
Misunderstanding Is Regretted.
This first complete and authoritative
statement of Secretary Lane's attitude
is as follows:
Washington. D. C, Dec 12. 114. Mr. H.
IT. De Armond, Manager, Bend Commercial
Club, Bend. Or. Dear Mr. De Armond: your
letter of December 3, addressed to Secretary
Lane, has been referred to the undersigned
for consideration and response.
It is to tie regretted if a misunderstand
ing: has arisen in your mind in respect to
the allotment of $450,000 out of the reclama
tion fund for co-operative work in Central
Oregon. Secretary Lane is, and has always
been, in thorough sympathy with the move
ment for co-operation in the reclamation of
Central Oregon land.
The trouble has arisen from the fact that
you have misunderstood the terms of the
co-operative proposition as presented to Sec
retary Lane by Governor West, and you have
assumed that the $450,000 which your state
has appropriated for construction of the
Columbia Southern project was being dupli
cated by him In order to match that ap
propriation. This is far from the fact.
Permit me to call your attention . to the
act of February 21, 1913, chapter 87 of the
general laws of Oregon for 113, which pro
vides for "'detail surveys and investigations
of the water resources of the State of Ore
gon," and makes "an appropriation therefor
and providing for co-operation with Federal
agencies engaged In similar work." This
act of February 21, 1913, made an appropria
tion of $50,000 to constitute a revolving fund
In the hands of the State Treasurer for the
purpose of co-operation with Federal author
ities in the making of surveys and Investi
gations aa to water resources of the State
of Oregon. Under the .terms of this act
the contract between the United States and
the State of Oregon, dated May 5, 1913, was
entered Into by the terms of which $100,000
was to be expended fn co-operative investi
gations In that part of the State of Oregon,
known as "Central Oregon," more particu
larly in the basin of the Deschutes River.
On the 25th. of February, 1913, an act was
passed "To provide for the construction, op
eration and maintenance, and disposal, by
the State of Oregon, of the irrigation project
in Crook County, Oregon, commonly known
as the Columbia Southern Project." This,
likewise, was before Mr. Lane was made
Secretary of the Interior. Not one syllable
or word In the entire act relates or refers,
either remotely or by inference, to any plan
for co-operation between the state and the
Protest Is Cited.
On the contrary, when, on June 10. 1913,
Director Newell wrote to Governor West that
Secretary Lane had authorized him to state
that an allotment of $450,000 would be made
for co-operation with the State ofOregon
In connection with the Tumalo project, the
people of Laidlaw and other Oregon com
munities rose up in protest against any por
tion of the fund appropriated for the Tumalo
fund60' b'n considered as a co-operative
In this connection It is well to call your
attention to the fact that Secretary Lane
did not authorize the director of the reclam
ation service to state that $450,000 would be
allotted for co-operation in the State of
Oregon In connection with the Tumalo proj
ect; on the contrary, his lntri,.ti.
to recite to the authorities of the State of
Oregon that the sum of $450,000 would be
Su" atJ?d for th5 PurPM of co-operation
with the State of Oregon In Central Oregon
In compliance with the terms of the act of
ihP.8 .1' 1902,-, The "ta'raent of the director
that this allotment was for the Tumalo
project was an inadvertence on his part,
as is plainly shown by subsequent cor
respondence and records.
'5 to be re"re"d that there should
nave been any misunderstanding upon this
point, and no one regrets it so much as
htr!atf LaneV. but tho PrPsition as laid
before him by Governor West contained on
, ovcernor Part a distinct pledge that
' ' het Secretary would Indicate informally
that it was his Intention and desire to co
operate with the state of Oregon by ,?n
?i mV 450-00. he would see o It
that a like amount should ba produced by
wiTh'Vi,'8 1, dollar ,or doIlar co-SperatloS
with the Federal Government.
C ?p"at',n imPes a complete particlpa-
ofH.Ptr"es..th.e c".'ract in ,1
u io investigations nnri
construction, a. wen as management h-
.uuu.i,ii, as wen as management. The
i''d States has had no part In the expen!
' c vm. uio tiou.uuv fund used in th
Very truly your,? ' conc'-hed.
W. A. RYAN. Controller.
CRANBERRY ACREAGE BIG
Massachusetts Shipments Arrive in
Washington "Vear Ilwaco.
ILWACO, Wash., Dec. 24. (Special.)
I he last of six carloads of cranberry
vines from Cape Cod, Mass.. has Just
been received by H. M. Williams, owner
of the Cranmoor tract, one-half mile
north of this town. These six carloads
.,'p ant 120 acres and will give Mr.
Williams a total of more than 400 acres
In cranberries, his vines ranging from
one to four years old.
Four carloads more of vines have
been ordered, which will be shipped in
the Spring as soon as the weather in
Massachusetts will permit. The value
of the vines which Mr. Williams has
Imported, since he began planting at
Cranmoor, totals over $15,000.
EMPLOYES SEND GREETING
Accounting Departments of Hill
Lines Publish Folder.
More than 600 accounting depart
ments of railroads throughout the
United States will this week receive
holiday greetings from employes of the
accounting department of the Spokane,"
roruana fe Seattle Railway, the Great
iMorthern Pacific Steamship Company,
the Dalles, Portland & Astoria Naviga
tion Company and the Spokane & Inland
empire Railroad Company.
On the cover Is a halftone of Cape
Horn, one of the scenic wonders on the
line of the North Bank between Port
land and Spokane, with a design show
ing both the rail and steamship Inter
ests of the Hill system in Oregon. On
the back page of the folder are late
photographs of the steamships Greet
Northern and Northern Pacific, with the
house flag of the steamship company
and the state seals of Oregon and Cali
The inside of the folder contains a
list of divisions and employes, of which
W. F. Turner, as controller of the com
pany. Is at the head. The names of
more than 75 division heads and em
ployes apcear In the booklet. The folder
was printed in Portland and the "Made-in-Oregon"
slogan is featured. It was
gotten out by the employes of Mr. Tur
ner's department, paid for by subscrip
tion and came as a surprise to the
controller on his return from a trip to
Eastern Washington yesterday.
HOG MARKET IS EASIER
LOCAL PRICKS LOWER, WITH
Top Quotation of Day Is $7.33 Cattle
antl Sheep Markets Are
The hoe market was easier yesterday. Re
ceipts were not large, but were In excess of
the small demand, and this, with the qual
ity of the offerings, made for a lower range
of prices, nothing; selling during the day
at better than $7.35.
Two bunches of prime steers were dis
posed of at $7.50 and a few odd lots moved
at eoras: prices.
The aheeo market was In good shape, a
few choice yearlings bringing $6.25, and
lambs seeing at ST. 2.1.
No business will be transacted at the
Receipts were 27 cattle, 355 hogs and 31
sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle Farr Bros.. Mikalo, 1 car.
With hogs L. C. Tower, Carlton, 1 car;
John Eoctack. Wlllbridge, 1 car; M. J.
Sevier. Tonpenish. 1 car.
With mixed loads Will Block, Amity, 1
car hogs and sheep; F. B. Decker, Hubbard,
1 car hoas and sheep.
The day's sales were as follows:
1 cow . . .
1 steer. .
1 bull. . .
50 hogs.. .
5 cows. . .
1 cow . . .
1 cow. ..
3 cows. . .
54 hogs. . .
41 hops. . .
15 hogs. . .
1 hog. . . .
25 lambs. .
54 lambs. .
1 ewe. . . .
3.83 17 yearlings
5.25. 5 yearlings
6.00 41 m. sheep
of the varleus classes
stock at the yards follow
Prime steers $7.O07.50
Choice steers 6.5007.00
Medium steers tt.256.50
Choice cows .I.Vl'G.OO
Medium cows 5.00 3? 5.50
Calves 6.1)0 0 8.00
Bulls 8.30 4H.73
Stags 4. 50 if o. 00
Light 6.80 07.33
Lambs 6.25 & 7.30
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb.. Dec. '.A. Hogs
Receipts. 8300: market, lower. Heavy, fO.90
7.05; light. $.857; pigs, $5.756.75;
bulk of sales. S6.00&7.
Cattle Receipts. 1600; market, steady.
Native steers. S6.750O.75; -native cows and
heifers. S3. 25&7. 25; Western steers, $6t
8.25; Texas steers, $5.80 4j 7.10; Texas cows
and heifers. $5(0.75; calves. $7&.
Sheep Receipts. 3500; market, higher.
Yearlings. 6.60 Si 7.40; wethers, $5.85 is 6.40 ;
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. Deo. 24. Hogs Receipts, 38,
00O; market weak. 10c under yesterday's
average. Bulk of sales. SG.807.05; light,
0.8ors)7.05: mixed. 6.75 7.10; heavy. SG.75
7.10: roueh. U.75fc6.S5; nigs. S5.504.10
cattle Receipts. 3000; market, strong.
Native steers. to. 40 4 10; Western steers,
$5.10&S: cows and heifers. $3.103S.25;
calves. $7 0 0.50.
Sheep Receipts. 10.000; market, firm.
Sheep, $5.60RU.50; yearlings, $0.757.70;
lambs. StS.50a8 75.
10C0 LOGGERS GATHER
Marshfield Draws From All Parts of
County for Holidays.
MARSHFIELD, Or, Dec. 24 (Spe
cial.) More than 1000 logging men are
in the city from all sections of the
county for the Christmas holidays. One
train from Wagner brought In 400 from
the Smith Powers camps this morning.
The weather has moderated and
Christmas promises to be a clear day.
Merchants Btate they have enjoyed the
best holiday trade in the history of
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL. REPORT.
PORTLAND, Dec. 24. Maximum temper
ature, 40.6 degrees; minimum, 2S.8 degrees.
River reading at 8 A. M., 1 foot; change in
last 24 hours, 0.3 foot rise. Total rainfall
(5 P. M. to 6 P. M.), none; total rainfall
since September 1, 1014, 11.49 Inches; normal
rainfall since September 1, 17.63 inches; de.
ficiency of rainfall since September 1, 1914,
6.14 inches. Total sunshine December 24,
3 hours, 45 minutes; possible sunshine, b
hours, 38 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
sea-level) at 5 P. M., 30.0G Inches.
K T Wind
& i! s"s
3 "ll o
C Mr 2. li
3 " J
- rr o
2 o a 3
bp : :
Eureka . ... .
Helena . .
North . Head. . . .
North Yakima. .
001 4 XE
Z2 4 KJ
High atmospheric pressure covers practi
cally he entire country. Precipitation has
occurred in the last 24 hours from the Mex
ican border northeastward to the Lakes Re
gion and Atlantlo Coast; also In the Da.
kotas and British Columbia. The weather
is 10 decrees or more colder In North Cen
tral Montana. Eastern North Dakota, West
ern South. Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico
Iowa and Western Missouri; it is corre
spondingly warmer In Southern Louisiana,
Northeastern Florida and Pennsylvania
temperature changes elsewhere have been as
a rule unimportant. Temperatures continue
below normal in most Interior sections
The conditions are favorable for gener
ally fair weather In this district Friday with
slight temperature changes and generally
easterly wind. '
Portland and vicinity Fair; easterly
Oregon and Washington Generally fair;
not much change in temperature; winds
Idaho Generally fair; not much change
THEODORE F. DRAKE.
Acting district Forecaster.
WHEAT UP 2 CENTS
Sellers Offering but Little in
FARMERS VERY BULLISH
Prompt Delivery Bids Xot Received
at Merchants' Exchange, Owing
to. Slow Arrival of Tonnage
and Congestion on Socks.
The wheat market had Us customary ad
vance yesterday, prices being up 2 cents on
January ciuo sola at xi.20.
February Russian at $1.23 and January fife
at $1.23. Bid prices elsewhere in the list
were irom 1 to a cents higher than on
No bids wern ri..lu.4 .... .
ery, but January delivery was substituted In
ltS Place. Thu. wnt ii-U. ,n
approach of the end of the month and the.
uuuuays intervening. Although about 15
grain vessels are due, none has arrived since
uecemoer id, and In the meantime wheat
Is coming in at the rate of 400 to sun -nr
a week. March deliveries were minted v-
terdav for the first ilm Thn,.
fers of $1.32 for March bluestem, with sell
ers asKing si 3d.
Almost nothinsr Is bninc Annm in h Ann
try, as the markets there are tied up tight,
country dealers and speculators are trying
tO dO a ' HttlA bUTiTlff t,V nfTo-lno.
prices, which have put farmers In a de-
ciueaiy ounisn irame of mind. Some of the
growers declare they will hold until they
get SI. 50. Even thA In... ,...--.--
knowledge that prices may go much higher.
Jt. great snortage In available wheat sup
plies Is predicted by Broomhall, who says
-u is weemy international review:
"It is considered evident 1i.tb tfea .
United States ha sirr..dv ihimuii , v, ,a
Jor portion of its surplus, reckoning the sea
son's total at 250,000,000 bushels.
I estimate the weekly shipments from
the United States from December to June,
inclusive, will average roundly 3,680,000
bushols, plus 1,600,000 bushels from Can
ada and 3,200,000 bushels from Argentina. I
think it will be exceedingly difficult for
Argentina to exceed thi. 1. 1 ..
owing to the exigencies of transportation,
and also a possible reduction in the export
able surplus to 104,000,000 bushels aa-a re
sult of unfavorable weather mremiv
the frost. Thus it becomes evident tht
the combined weekly total shipments from
North and South America m
about S.4S0.0OI1 himhol. shn. n .,
requirements. Including ex-European coun
tries, win luuy aggregate 9,600,000 bushels.
iiie European consumption of foreign
wheat during the first four month. nr ,j,
current season eciualed 8,600,000 bushels
weekly and therefore it Is Very obvious that,
unless India has a good crop and markets
the same freely, there win ha a
shortage experienced In the late Spring and
The local oats and barlev tnart.pt.
strong. Bid prices were 25 to HO pent.
higher. In the countrv th HA MlVala ..mil,
not be touched.
Local receiuts. in on-. vArA ...
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Wednesday ..... 87
Y'r ago Th-Fri ISO
Season to date,11217
Year ago 11050
PCXtED WOOLS ARE IX DEMAND
Boston Market Excited in This Division and
in pes strong.
While tradlnc In li'rritn,., . ty.
ton has been quiet in the past week, there
has been much excitement In th mn,,
and pulled wool divisions. Fibre and Fab
ric says of the week's trade:
'Trading In wool In the Boston market
this week has been confined mostly to
scoured, pulled and medium wools, and any
thing. In fact, from a low quarter to three
eighths trades has been in very strong de
mand at higher prices, while the offerings
have been extremely limited. The business
put through In fleeces territories and fine
wools has been so small that It is generally
estimated that the aggregate of the entire
sales In this market will not reach much
beyond 1.000,000 pounds. This is in spite of
the fact that the pulled wool division in
conjunction with the scoured wools has been
unusually active and excited. Neither is
this surprising since whatever business was
transacted in these wools has been for some
time put through In small lots. B supers
are Benin at very high prices and one mill
is reported to have bought almost 2000 bags
of them this week. As an Indication of the
-.i.cti cunuiuun or tnis market, report after
report was made in which It was stated
that all the way from 4000 to 8000 bags of
B supers had been sold to this mill and that
something like 16,000 bags of supers had
been the full amount of business consum
mated In them 'for the week. The above
figures are merely given to show to what
extent enthusiasm is rampant In this mar
ket," AIX TEGETABIJE SUPI'MKS HVH LOW
Stocks of Celery Are Exhausted by Holiday
Demand- Potato Outlook Better.
The big holiday trade almost exhausted
vegetable supplies on - the street. Celery
particularly, was scarce and badly wanted!
An express shipment afforded temporary re
lief until the next car arrives Saturday
morning. An express shipment of head let
tuce was also received. A small lot of
California hothouse cucumbers arrived and
old at fZ a dozen
Barreled grapes were In demand and
cleaned up closely. Japanese ana navel
oranges also sold welU There was a falr
demand for apples,
A fresh shipment of Dromedary package
dates was distributed along the street.
The potato market Is beginning to look
np. The shipping demand, so far, has been
confined to seed potatoes, but Inquiries for
commercial stock are beginning to come In
and there la an outlook for a fair move
ment after the first of the year.
DRESSED TURKEYS ARE WORKED OFF
Price Are Shaded to Clean Up Live Pool
try Carried Over.
Dressed turkeys cleaned up on the' street
yesterday, but It was necessary to cut the
price, especially on culls. Top turkeys
sold at 22 to 23 cents.
There -wai a little business in live poul
try, but nearly every dealer carried over
many coops. Sales of hens were made at
The dressed meat trade was quiet. In a
few instances the old price was obtained for
pork, but all could not be sold.
Eggs were firm at the prevailing quota
tions. Butter and cheese price. wf-a
CALIFORNIA HOP PRICES ARE FIRMER
Over 800 Bales Sold in Southern State.
Oregon Market Quiet.
Although" the demand for Oregon and
Washington hops appears to have ceased
for the time being, business continues to be
done in California.
Wires yesterday reported over 800 bales
told there at prices about a cent better than
prevailed last week. The California sales
were the Beurdsley crop of 200 bales of
Yolos, at 8 cents; Htnkley y Compbell. 250
bales of Sonomas. at 10 H cents; Mrs
Weyhe, 108 bales of Sonomas. at inn rent.-
C. V. Talmadare. 200 bales of Rnnnmo.
V , Bank Clearings.
... . . ..n vx iun ..uruiHMLem cities
yesterday were as follows:
, . . Clearings. Balances.
Portland .lEI.ft. nnn .. Mr-
Seattle 1.K4.X 1B2 Its t
Grain, Floor, Feed, Etc.
Merchants' Exchange, noon session:
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem $ 1.27 $ 1.30
Forty-fold 1.26 1-184
Club 1.2614 1.2
Red Russian 1.19 "4 1 21
Red fife 1.23 , 1.24
No. 1 white feed 30.50 31.00
No. 1 feed 27.00 S7.50
Brewing 27.00 28.00
Bran 2S.00 26.00
Shorts 24.0 27.00
February bluestem 1.2 1 32
March bluestem 1.32 1 35
February forty-fold 1.28 1.30
March forty-fold 1.29 1.33
February club ........... 1 7 1 fl
May club .-. 1 L-8V& L32
February red Russian .... I."2i4 124
March red Russian 1.24 1 -
February red fife 1.254 1 27
March red fife 1.27 1 30
February oats 31.00 32 00
May oats 33.50 35.00
! tbniarv fnnl ha.!.. o 7 r . -
March feed barley 28!oo 29.00
. 1 ii.ij unswins oariey Zl.bu 28.50
500O bushels January club 1 fj
5000 buehels February Russian l'"3
5O00 bushels January fife 1 3
1 MILLPEEn Snnt .. ;,
.u.x-i. : v.uu oyui pncei: Dran. 92BC&2S.at
. inn V. n , 40anoeA. . . . . .
Ier ton" shorts, $28028.50; rolled barley.
FT.nilH Tatt.. C A .
- - . ,j.iu fcr oarrei;
liSO 5-J: whole wheat. $6; graham.
CORN White, $30 per ton; cracked. $27
HAT Eastern Oregon timothy. $1416:
grain hay. $1011; alfalfa, $121S; Valley
timothy. $11 12.
1 Fruits and Vegetable.
Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels, S
2.50 per box; Japanese, per box. 60 y 75c;
lemons. n r,t i r..t .
4"4c per pound, grapefruit, S33.75; pine
apples. 7c per pound.
VEHETA BI.ES O,,., 1 v.
$1.75 2 dozen: egeDlant. Scffi'ldc. nntinri-
peppers, 8 10c per pound: artichokes 75 9
S5c per dozen; tomatoes, $11.26 per crate
cabbaee. 1 u. f nr nm..i KAnn. .11,-
pound; celery, $3.S03.7s' per crate: caull-
-' '.ffi.io per aozen; sprouts. 8c per
Pound: head lpttnA. 1 -7 n . - .
pumpkins,, l4c per ponnd; squash, l4c per
GREEN FRUITS Apples. S0c$1.50 per
i,,'i i. ia per crate; pears,
11.50; grapes, 3.503.75 per barrel'
cranberries. SQ7ftl1 tv h-i
POTATOES rtratrnn 7 . '.. U . ,
iooii ojuffl,o.; sweet potatoes.
ONIONS Oregon, buying price,$l.23 f. o.
b. ihftinln. nnln.
SACK VEOEtIbt po r . .
..ok- h.t. . " .-" i-4"P5r
per sack. : ParsnlPs-
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EOOS .Ftpsh . v. .
- c ... . o i, i-a .-count,
3840c: candled. 42Ae: storage. 230o.
.wxxi nens. ixc; springs, lie; tur-dressed-
22'23c; live, 17 V4 19c; ducks,
1216c; geese, llI2e.
BUTTER rrnn,.,. . .... -
per pound In case lots; fcc more in less
f na n fa caln -v
v u . vuuen, ouc.
CHEESE OrAnn tr-1-.i.t- j.wi . .
price, iic per oound t. o. b. dock. Portland;
riA . , JOC e'er pound
iLZZZancy' I2l2c per pound.
PORK Block. 9V410c per pound.
Staple Groceries. ,
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Pnhimhlo TfVA. -
tails, $2.30: per' dozen; half-pound flats
1.54)- . on f-nriii r-f flora " o .n . 1 ,.
' r""V Aitto&a DinK.
one-pound talis. $1.05.
nJfiY-Choice. $3.25 per case.
NUTS WalniiTM titir. a.
Brasil nuts, 15c; filberts, 1524c; almonds
2321c; peanuts. 64c: cocoanuts. $1 per
dozen; pecans. l20c: chestnuts, 12H
BE4.NS Km. 11 wnftn RL. la . .
. -, v, ' ' S 11 1 LO
D.liC. T.irrta A UL n.ni . i . .
6 "6 c: bayou. 6.30c.
i-oruth. Roasted, in drums, 18-334e.
SUGAR Pn.lt nnrt W ?7 J?..
extra C. Ti .'Ti- . n .H
0.00. ' "
SAT.T r3T-riTiii1o..T. r-n . .
. . . jfer ton; nan
grounl, 100s. S10.75 tier ton: Kn. in in
ton; dairy. 14 per ton. "
HICE Southern head, ffu Ami.- .-r..r-n
4c. ' ' -""'
DRIED 1TRTTTTS Annl o-
, - ------- - . . ou i tr i puutia;
apricots, 1315c; peaches, 8e; prunes Ital
ians. 8tHQc' raisins- innnA vt ..u.o t i i J.
bleached Sultanas. 7V4c: seeded. sv.r.r
dates, Persian, 774c per pound; fard.
1.4t per box; currants, 1 4 1 2c. .
Hops, Wool, Hides. Etc
HOPS 1814 crop, 0I2c; 1913 crop, noml-
HIDES Salted hldnn 1An- ......
10c; salted calf. 18c: salted kip, 14c; green
hides, 12V4c; green bulls, 8Hc; green calf
18c: green kip. 14c; dry hides, 25c: dry
WOOL, Vallev. 17eS18nr Hi.l.n,
l"i20c nominal. '
MOHAIR 1914 clip. 274e per pound.
CAJCARA BARIC Old nnd n, a 111.
- - . , . u
PELTS Lonir wool d n.lt. n.
wool dry pelts, 8c; dry sheep shearings 10
fvioc each: salt sheen ghMrtnm. i -. .v
each; dry goat ?klns. lone hair. 1212i4c:
drv iroat khpn .n.. 1 n "n Aanh.
sheep pelts. November. TSJfOOc eacti.
KAMA t II 12 nm.nB C ....... ...
- , . , j j
18 pounds. IS 19c: picnic, 12c.
BACON Fancy, 2720c; standard. 230
DRY SALT niREn shnr l- v.-i.-
1316c: exports. 14t15c; pates, ll13c-
nerce oasis; pure, 123$124c;
KEROSENE Water white .1 r-i. ... v.. !.
or tank wagons. 10c: special urums or bar
rels, 13ijc; cases, lm. 8204c
GASOLINE Bulk, 13c; cases, 20c; engine
distillate, drum., 7"4c; cases, 146c; naptha.
drums, 12c: cases. 10c.
LINSEED OIL Raw. barrels. 58c; raw,
cases, 63c: boiled, barrels, title; boiled, cases.
TURPENTINE In tanks. 60c; In cases.
67c; 10-case lots, lc less.
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Frier Quoted at the Bay City on Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24. Fruits
Lemons Fancy. 2.50; choice, J22.25;
standards, $1.6001.7$; Hawaiian. U.231.75;
pineapples, Hawaiian, 3c per pound, ap
ples, California stock. Wlnesaps. 76cl;
Bellefleurg (cold storage), 60&7ac; Oregon
stock, Spltzenbergs, 1.2S1.50; Newtown
Pippins, 85c4j.91.2S; Wlnesaps, tlQl.85.
Vegetables Cucumbers. ft55uc; beans,
GlJc; peppers, 8j-4c; tomatoes, 30 50c
Eggs Fancy ranch. 60c; pullets, 41c;
Onions Yellow, 11.15.
CheeBe Yonng America, lSlSiAc- new
10&12i4c; Oregon, 14fc,c; Young America.
Butter Fancy creamery, 80c; seconds,
Potatoes Delta Burbanks, per sack. 1.50;
sweets, tl.7541.03 per sack; Saiinas Bur
banks, $1.331.70: Oregon Burbanks. $1,250
1.40; Idaho. 85c1.10.
Receipts Flour, 2268 quarters; barley
205O centals; potatoes, 6375 sacks: hay 240
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. Call money steady;
hirh. 3 per cent: low. 24; ruling rate 3;
last loan, 3; closing bid. 2: offered at S.
Time loans dull. 00 and 00 days and six
months. 34&4 per cent.
Mercantile wnier, 44"4 per centj ster
linic exchange easier: 60-day bills, S4.S3- for
cables. $4.8675: for demand, 14.8575.
Bar sliver. 48 c
Mexican dollars. 37 c:
Government bonds steady: railroad bonds
SAN FRANCISCO. Deo. 24 Silver bars
Mexican dollars nominal.
Draftsi stent, oar; do telegraph. 3
' Sterling Demand. 84.8314; cable, $4.86.
LONDON. Dec 24. Bar silver, 22 11-16(1
Money, 14 per cent.
Kate of discount for short and three
months' bills. 2 per cent.
SAVANNAH. Ga., "Dec. 24. Turpentine,
firm. 41t4c: .ales. 251 harmlw m,,ln,. nr.j
barrels; shipments, 2 barrels; stocks. 35.-
Rosin, firm: sales, 625 barrels; receipts.
1843 barrels: shipments, none: storks Knn
barrels. Quote: A. B, C. D. J3.15: E. K.
3.20: G. M.22'4: li- SS ".'.: I -MS. x."
M; M, $4.50; N, $5.50; WG. $5.78; WW.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. EVaDora.ted
auiet but firmer: fancy, 7Vij.sc: choice,
6-4Ic; prime. H0c Prunes CaU
forniaa. 414 S11 4e. Peaches quiet.
Hon nt New York.
NEW 1'OKK. Dec. 24. Hops easy.
BIG HOLIDAY TRADE
Business, Country Over, Is
Better Than Expected.
SENTIMENT IS CHEERFUL
Railroad Rate Decision and Con
tinued Heavy Imports or "Wheat
and Other Products Stimulat
ing Factors During Week.
NEW YORK. Dec 24. Dun's Review will-
say on baturday:
The railroad rate decision, the continued
big exports of wheat and other products
and the colder weather, which stimulates re
tail distribution, exert the most important
Influence in the markets this week. Decem
ber, with its holiday Interruptions and In
ventories, is not usualtv a month for larn
developments In business activity, but the
recent progress in financial recuperation, the
rapid establishment of a big balance of
u-aae in tavor or this country, and the rate
decision, giving a large nart of th relief
asked for from the Interstate Commerce
Commission, combine to create a favorable
sentiment in business.
The better feeling has undoubtedly im
parted a brisker movement to th rhrlsimai
trade, which, though less in value than last
jear, nas been much more active than ap
peared possible a few weeks ago.
Bank clearings for the week were $2,068.
326. 10S, a decrease of 11.2 per cent, as com
pared with $2.331',35S,727 In the .same week
last year. Failures for the week were 376,
against 449 last week and 280 in the same
week last year. Wheat exports were 6.757,
042 bushels, against 3.804.7S3 a year ago
WOOL PRICES ARE TENDING UPWARD
KeV?n Demand at Mills for Military Cloths.
Supers Are Wanted.
BOSTON, Dec. 24. The Commercial Bul
letin will say of the wool market Saturday:
There has been an increased volume of
business In the market this week and prices
for all medium to low grades are higher than
they were. Sales have included considerable
territory, fine and fine medium at firm
rates, while medium wools are fractionally
higher. B super wools are very keen and
The situation at the mills seems to be
without material change although the situ
ation, so far as military cloths Is concerned.
Is eomewbat keener.
Texas, fine 12 moi.ths. 560Sc; fine 8
California. Northern, S455c; Middle
County, 5152c; Southern, 4850c.
Oregon, Eastern No. 1 staple, 6163c;
Eastern clothing, 56 58c; valley No 1. 4S
Territory, fine staple, 62 64c; fine medium
staple, 5060c; fine clothing, 5750c: fine
medium clothing, 5557c; half-blood comb
ing. 60 61c.
Pulled, extra, 62C5c; AA. S860c; A.
005Sc; A supers, 535rtc. '
STOCK DEMAND IS LESS
PRICES TEND1 LOWER. IX WALL
London Brokers Dissatisfied With
Terms Impoaed for Rexumptlon
of Business) There.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-In Its essentials
todays stock market continued to traverse
the ground of the last few days. More min
imum prices were registered in shares of
Investment and speculative values, the list
including Canadian Pacific, Baltimore &
Ohio and Southern Railway, while United
States Steel and Southern Pacific repeated
their established low quotations of the pre
ceding session. More than a score of In
active and miscellaneous stocks sold lower
than before. Trading bore the familiar ante
holiday aspects, the volume of business fall
ing below recent days.
Onenimr ..rl,.... ...1 1 . 1.
l ' . . -. . v. l L. n.e same aegree
of, regularity so long prevalent, followed by
rallies wbich carried the leaders one to two
noints abllVa 1. -. .-.1 . . n. n., .
. - - j - viuM. 1 1. auvance
appeared to be the result of short cover-
-- ujiuing eise, ana when the
demand from that quarter ceased stocks fell
back from sheer inertia. Renewed weakness
. ...u.k nu soutnern Railway
preferred on extensive offerings unsettled the
... ...c, 1., whu lowest prices of
Tn th, final A-.I
--. -- ...... 1 11 3 ume ouylng of
Amalgamated Copper and Readimr Imparted
a better undertone, but the closing was
heavy and uncertain
... . . 01 . -norB lnan $10,000,000 gold was
the nterestins feature of the Bank et Eng
land 8 woeklv nra.An.A. . S
. .... u.nuaa oroKers
fid,to hai;e "Pressed disappointment
over tne terms imposed for resumption of
busineea on the stock exchange.
The local hnnd no..to, 1
, , - - . . . . . . neavy on a
vSue1 fl"Lr?:, ;.. P
r.nv.m., k " ... :.'"''""-. united htates
eie uncnanged on call.
CLOSING "STOCK QUOTATIONS.
23 i 24
24 24 ti
15 M. l.-)4
153 153 V
35 Ti 36
85 . 85
90 97 .
Anial Copper .. lu.'suo
Am Kt K.inv , ......
-- e " a, OX
Am Smel & Ref l';oO 54
Am Sugar Ref.'"2o6 ioiki
Am Tel & Tel.. 200 lic2
500 24 4i
S.fiOO 00 U.
Bait & Ohio . .
Brook ,R Tran.
Ches & Ohio . . 'Sou
Chi fit Wejst r.fn
C, M & St Paul 1,700
Lnicago & N W 200
Chino Copper. . l.ouO
Col A Southern I I '
u & ti Grande
Gt Vnrfh nf Bnrt
( '. , "Vnr.K r .
100 24 ft
Guireren helm IT. v
Interbor Mat pf
In l.r Ttarv,..,
K C Southern..
Louis A Nash..
Mo, Kan & Tex
X' a , 1 . . v .. 1 i
National L.ead. .
N Y Central . .
N Y, N H & H
Norfolk & West .
Pac Tel & Tel..
fennsyivama ... 0,300 104 A
Pull Pal Car.. 100 ISOii
Ray Con Cop
Reading 16.S00 142
Republic IAS. HO.) 18
Rock Inland Co 300 T
do preferred.. 700 1 1
St L A S F 3 pf S00 3 3
Southern Pac .. 3,500 81 81
Southern By .. ,100 14 14
Tenn Copper .. 600 30 H 80
union memo .. 0,300 115i 133
,1 ... . ... -n wn
.1 s ... r.n 1 nvj. . . i ! . , ;
TT f. ..... I o "ft. . . . .
KJ a ..... O, 1 . . -. 4
do preferred.. 200 104 lo.'t'.i 103 Vi
Utah Copper .. COO 47 4US4 4i
T ....... r
Western Union. . , . .
cs.iiiB iou . ....... ..... ..... f
Total sales for the day, 108, SO0 shares.
U 8 Jter 2s. reg. 7 IN Y C G S4s... go
do coupon.... 0B Nor Pao 3s (lot
U S 3s. reg 100 do 4s ... S91
do coupon .100 ,1'nlon pac 4s.... 5i
U S N 4s, reg.. 1084 Wis Cent 4s 3034
do coupon. .. .107 ii
New York Sugar Market.
NEW YORK. Dec 24. Sugar futures
opened ono point higher to two points lower
The market became steadier later on the
firmness in the spot position. Prices at
12:30 were around last night's closing levels
with sales of 350 tons. The spot market was
firm at 4.01 for centrifugal and 13. a6 tor
molasses sugar Refined steady
Futures closed steady. February, t2 85;
May, (3.03: June, S3.10; September, 13.22
Sales 350 tons.
TORK-, ee. 24 Spot cotton quiet.
Miduliux uplands. 7.65c.
The First National Bank '
FIFTH AND M0EEIS0N STEEET3.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $3,500,000
- Interest Paid on Savings and Tims Deposits
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Street.
CAPITAL AND SUEPLUS S400.000
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
ITALY BIG BUYER
Purchases of Wheat to Date
WILL NEED AS MUCH MORE
Chicago Prices Advance on Kenewed
Export Operations Durum Sells
at $1.45 at Minneapolis,
l Breaking All Records.
CHICAGO. Deo. 24. "JJ'heat showed good
rallying power today after the fact became
evident that European demand had not ma
terially fallen off, despite Argentine advices
favoring the bear side. The market closed
steady at a shade decline to V if 4 cent
advance, compared with last night. Corn
wound up with a gain of "4 "5W cent and
oats of cent. The outcome in provisions
was unchanged to 10 cents higher.
Export houses watched their chance and
promptly took offers of wheat as soon as
the market had undergone a setback.
Friends of high prices were gratified over
the fact that durum wheat today at Min
neapolis touched $1.45 a bushel, overtop
ping all previous records. The American
supply of this grade is said to be now vir
tually exhausted, the result of Immense pur
chasing for Italy. It was estimated that
tne Italian government bad bought In tne
United States 30,000,000 bushels of all kinds
of wheat so far this season and would need
as much more in the near future.
Predictions of unsettled weather helped
to broaden the demand for corn.
Oats hardened with corn.
In provisions, the call from outsido Inter
ests more than offset hedging sales by
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. Hish. Low. Close.
Dec l.25T4 l.;V4 Jl.l'iVi ?I.1'
May l.-teVs'- 1.2!) LiMfe l.'M
Dee 0.5 1i .6V4 .05 vi .004
May 7l:.i .71 .TH
Dec 40 .4!i ,-tn .40 4
May 034 .53 5i .53 .5a
Jan 18.25 18.35 18.25 1S.S5
May 1B.S2V4 10.00 18.82 H 1S.85
. . .10.50
Jan 10.10 10.17H 10.10
Mav 10.45 10.50 1U.42V4
Cash prices were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 red fl.23VsWl.26K:
hard, $ 1.25 4f 1.2H4 ; No. 2 Northern,
Jorn No. 2 yellow. Uolsffrtfic: No.
low. bo ouc.
Rye No. 2. ?1.11H-
Timothy $5.50WT.25. 1-T
Clover $ 12.504J 15.00.
Chicago Grain KeceipLs Increase.
CHICAGO. Dec. 24. Grain receipts in this
city for the year of 1914 were 221,091 cars,
as against 204,024 the previous year, accord
ing to figures made public today by the Illi
nois Public Utilities -Commission, which has
charge of the grain Inspection. These fig
ures were reached in spite of a deficiency
of 40 per cent during the first six months,
as compared with the same period of 1013.
In November alone there was an Increase
of 19.124 cars over November, 1013, the re
spective shipments being 7440 and 26,504
European Grain Markets.
LONDON. Dec. 4. Cargoes on passage
IVad to 3d lower.
Dec. 21. Wheat futures.
MlnneaDolis Grain llarkat
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 24. Wheat. Decem
ber, 31.214; May, 1.24 ; No. 1 hard.
$1.2SH: No. 1 Northern, 31.22 H W 1.20 : No.
Flax, 41.62 Sjp 1.05.
San Francisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 24. Spot quota
tions: Walla Walla, 31.074 2; red Rus
sian, $1.07 H'S 2; Turkey red, 32 2.05; blue.
stem. xz. vo dp.u t .j ; reea barley. ll.274v
1.80; white oats, $1.82 V4 S 1.65; bran, 27S
27.50; middlings, fSO&ul; shorts, S2$a
Call Board Barley. May, $1.41 H; Janu
ary, a Dia.
Puget Sound Grain Market.
TACOMA, Dec. 24. Wheat Pluestem
$1.23; fortyfold $1.21; club' $1.18; fife $1.17.
Car receipts Wheat, 20; barley, 2: oats,
3; hay. 18.
SEATTLE. Dee. 24. Wheat Flluestem
J1.26; turkey red $1.21; fortyfold $1.25; club
.x. me .1.1; rea nussian si.iq.
Yesterday's car receipts Wheat, 21; oats,
2; barley, 2: hay, 10; flour. 7.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. There was soma
trade selling in tiie market for coffee fu
tures again today and prices were lower In
the absence of any active demand. A fur
ther decline In the rate of Brazilian ex
change on London was accompanied by re
ports that some of the Brazilian shippers
were showing a disposition to shade their
offers In the cost and freight market and
after opening at a decline of 6 to 8 points,
prices here closed 12 to 10 points net lower
Sales, IS, COO bags. December. 5.9Sc; Jan
uary. 5.0Sc ; February, 6.05c; March, 6.15c;
April, U.24u; May, 6.33c; June, 6.22c; July,
7.15c; August. 7.21c; September, 7.28c; Oc
tober. 7.35o ; November, 7.41c.
Spot, quiet; Itio No. 7, 7Hc: Santos No.-4,
10 cents. J .
KEW YORK. lec. 24. Copper Dull:
electrolytic. 18.0042 13.50c: casting, 13.O0
LH3Hd Oulet. a.7.3.8ic. a
t'hlcaco Dalrr Produre.
CHICAGO. Dee. 24. Butter and eggs un
changed. Receipts, eggs 2540 cases.
Uulath Unseed Market.
DULUTH, Dc. 2t. Linseed, cash, S1.05;
December, $l.o3H; May, Jl.eS.
Record Price for Durum.
DUI.UTH. Minn.. Dee. 24. a C5r of du
rum wheat was reported sold at Minneapo
lis today at $1.45. the lilahcst figure record-
ed thre. rcember durum sold at fl.-KJ'-y
and May at $1.43.
SUICIDE LAID TO INJURIES
Car Company Sued for $2 0,000 for
Alleging that injuries received in a
streetcar accident on September 7 re
sulted in his wife's suicide nearly
three months later, Frank AV. Bowen
yesterday filed a suit In County Clerk
Coffey's office, asking: $.'0,000 dam
ages from the Portland Kail way. Light
& Power Company.
Mrs. Florence E. Bowen was in an
automobile driven by C. J. Walling
ford on September 7, when the machine
was struck by a streetcar at Albina
avenue and Alberta street. Mrs. Bowen
suffered concussion of the spine, it ia
asserted, developed melancholia, be
came insane and on December 2 killed
herself with a revolver.
of Com mere a
A. general banking business
Interest paid on time deposits.
Commercial Ltltera at Credit
Gxcbnnce on London, KuclsuJ.
Bought mad Sold.
Corner Second and Stark Sts.
P. C. MALPAS, Manager.
Promptly, in Large Amounts,
on Improved Realty
Capital and Surplus $600,000
LUMBERMENS TRUST COMPANY
Corner Fifth and Stark
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