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THE 3IORTfIG OREGOXTAX, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914.
BOY ROBBERS SAY
FRIEND IS LEADER
Youths Confess Several Bur-
1 glaries, Including Blowing
I). of Plant's Safe.
NEIGHBOR ALSO ARRESTED
.Cleaner and Dyer Seized When Cap
tives Say He Plotted Holdup
That Failed Desire for
i Spending-MJoney Blamed,
SEVES ROBBERIES ARE CON
FESSED BY THKEE
Walter Goetten, aged 18.
"Walter Chase, aged 18.
Stephen Spitulski, aged 16.
Coll "V.- Musgrave, cleaner and
dyer, aged 24, arrested as ac
complice, charged with larceny
and contributing to the delin
quency of a minor.
Safe robbed at packing-house
of Sterrett & Olierle, at Kenton,
Christmas eve; $99 taken.
Paul Brinkman's drugstore, at
589 Milwaukie street, entered
June 26. 1914; $25 stolen.
Beer hall at Ryan and Milwau
Drugstore at Twentieth and
Boehl & Wetzler grocery, at
Milwaukie and Division streets.
Shananan's grocery, Milwaukie
Grocery, Forty-third and Divi
Reason Given for Crimea.
"We lived at home and our par
ents kept track of our spending
money. We needed more cash
and we got It the best way we
could," said the spokesman of
. Because burglary was found to be an
irasy method of getting extra spending
loney, Walter Goetten, aged 18; Walter
Phase, aged 18, and Stephen Spituls"kl,
Ljred 16. committed a long list of petty
robberies in Portland during the past
1 ear, blowing of a safe in the office of
f he Sterrett & Oberle Packinghouse be
ing their boasted feature crime. The
souths confessed yesterday afternoon,
rfollowing their arrest by Detectives
Hellyer and Tackaberry.
1 That Dr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Weeks,
of 108 East Nineteenth street, barely
escaped being held up by the trio, and
that a neighbor, a supposed friend, ar
ranged the plot, was related by the
vaptives to Detectives Hellyer and
Tackaberry. Due to this part of the
"confession Coll V. Musgrave. cleaner
and . dyer, of 575 Milwaukie street,
was arrested for alleged larceny and
contribution to the delinquency of a
Boys Accuse Cleaner.
Sleep, said the prisoners, interfered
with the plot In which Dr. Weeks and
Mrs. Weeks were to have been held up
and robbed as they returned from the
home of Musgrave. Musgrave admits
: lending the boya a loaded revolver and
a flashlight and the youthful prisoners
declare Musgrave proposed the holdup
of Dr. Weeks and supplied them with
V the plan of the Brinkman drugstore,
which they robbed last June,
f In the proposed attack on Dr. Weeks,
I the boys say, Musgrave had arranged
feall details as to how thev were to wait
lat a corner for Mr. and Mrs. Weeks the
tnight of December 22. They were to
iliave any money they might find on Dr.
VWeeks $10 guaranteed by Musgrave
tf they would give to Musgrave the
Eiamond rings worn by Mrs. Weeks,
'.he boys told detectives and Deputy
IJIstrlct Attorney Arthur A. Murphy.
The attempt failed because the boys
tired of waiting, became sleepy, and
left the appointed corner, between the
residence of Musgrave, at 546 Cast
Fourteenth street, and the home of
. Dr. Weeks, at 108 East Nineteenth
kstreet, before the intended victims ap
The other attempt in which Mus
grave is accused by the boys of direct
I complicity was the the robbery of the
Brinkman drugstore. The prisoners
I iay Musgrave entered the store short
iy before closing time the night of
lune 26, furnished them later with a
Jiagram of the store, showing where
lie money was kept and gave them a
loaded revolver. The trio not having
pieen formed at that time, Goetten be
ing a later addition, the drugstore rob-
tiery was committed by Chase and
Charges of safe robbery are lodged
fagainst two of the boys and the third
will be sent to the Juvenile Court. All
iave appeared in Juvenile Court before
tor minor' of fenses.
Boya Raised Here.
Goetten and Spitulski have lived In
fPortland most of their lives, both
laving attended the Brooklyn School.
rom which Goetten was graduated.
Joetten, a machinist's helper, is the
Ion of Mr. and Mrs. William Goettan.
Ff 776 East Eleventh street. Walter
Kinase is the son of Mrs. Mary Eber-
iiiarat, or ibl Division street. Spitul-
Iskl is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
l-spitulski, of 657 East Sixteenth street.
, --- -w..w
fine faterrett ot Oberle Packing Com
IJ'a.uy a yui auu iidu X ruuge against
J 1 j j .
Ine concern, he said, when he first sug
gested the safe-blowing there. Taking
I powder from a number of .22-caliber
cartridges, the young men attempted
to blow off the 'safe door the night be
fore Christmas in true yegg fashion
vpfter soaping all the cracks. This
(failed, so with sledge hammers they
knocked the knob and hinges from the
$afe and managed to open the door,
liiach boy received $32.50 as his share
High Living: Flrat Clew.
The boys paid Musgrave for his con
fidence by buying suitu from an East-
rn concern irom .nun, .iuegrave tola
IVttorney Murphy yesterday. He said
lie thought all their dealings were not
'on the square. but that he vas
afraid it would hurt business" if he
Jiold the police.
Detectives Meuyer and 'lacKaberry
"nvestigated the various robberies for
Ijeveral weeks... particularly trying to
fraee the numerous robberies commit
d in the Brooklyn district. Their
L'lrst clew to the boys, they eaid, was
K report that the lads were living be-
lond their means. spending much
coney and wearing fine clothes.
' Chase, to account for the presence of
money in his pockets when he was
known to be out of work, carried a
I fake "I. O. U." to make it appear that
I Chase had borrowed money from
( Goetten while out of work.
Unpaid Taxes $1,874,736.
SALEM. Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
iThe delinquent county taxes Septem-
Jher 30 total $1,874,735.70, according to
report issued today by J. W. Fergu
son, head of the state auditing de
partment. This does not include Mult-
nomah. Coos and Curry counties, which
have made no reports to the depart
ment. Of the total of delinquent taxes
$1,276,150.52 Is from the 1913, assess
ment rolls. Real estate delinquents
total $983,309.82; personal taxes, 9249,
176.56, and not segregated in reports
as between real and personat, $642,
249.32. The delinquencies by counties
are as follows:
Baker 9 B8.917.83
Clatsop 85,644.0 s
Hood River 21,303.03
Klamath : 133,1)51.39
Lake .' 33.B22.tW
Sherman ...................... 7,ti;7.05
Umatilla ., 44.870.O2
Yamhill .. . 41.700.14
Tax delinquencies In the counties by
years are as follows: 1907, $20,264.11;
1908, $49,014.50; 1909. $73,838.59; 1910,
$93,029.90: 1911. $156,411.55; 1912, $196,
502.77; 1913, $1,276,150.52. Total, $1,-874.735.70.
LOCAL WHEAT STEADIED
CHICAGO DECLINE CHECKS RISE IN
PRICES STARTED HERE.
Early Day Quotations Recalled 'When
Cereal Brought 93 In Market
and All Surplus) Wu Sold.
The decline in wheat at Chicago yes
terday had the effect of checking the
rise in prices here. At the Merchants'
Exchange session buyers were cautious
and the bids for early delivery either
were unchanged or lower than on Tues
day. Dealers in actual need of wheat
had to pay up, however, to get any. A
lot of 5000 bushels of February blue-
stem brought $1.33, an advance of 1
cent, and 5000 bushels of March club
sold at $1.32, or a cent and a half
better than was offered the day before.
Farmers are looking for a $1.50 mar
ket, and some of the dealers believe
they will get it.
. Although wheat is high now, about
30 per cent higher than usual, these are
not record prices for this market. The
old-timers in the trade remember when
there was a $2 market for wheat in
Portland. Henry Hewett, -a pioneer
grain dealer of this city, bought 260
tons of Valley wheat in the season of
1877-8 at $3.25 a cental, equal to $1.95
The selling price of this lot was $3.60
a cental, or $2.16 a bushel. At an
earlier date, Mr. Hewett bought a pool
of 18,000 tons of wheat at Albany at
$2.16 to $2.18 a cental.
In the early days, Oregon wheat alone
was shipped from Portland, but in the
Winter and Spring of 1874 Walla Walla
wheat began to be bandied. In Janu
ary of that year the Aligius sailed from
this city with 32.482 centals, and in
April, the Henry Lempe carried 16,192
centals. These cargoes comprised the
entire exportable surplus of Walla
-Walla wheat of the crop of 1873. They
were cleared at $1.75 a cental.
Oats and barley have advanced be
cause of the war demand, but not to
the same extent as wheat.
HOOD RIVER PRUNES LEVY
County Plans, Xlowerer, to Expend
$43,000 on Road Work.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) After a three days' session, the
first two of which were characterized
by continuous informal discussion, the
County Court late this afternoon com
pleted the tax levy for the coming
year, leaving intact appropriations as
appeared in the recently published
county budget with the exception of
the funds for the county library and
the San Francisco Worlds Fair pub
licity fund, to both of which the prun-ing-knlfe
The publicity fund was cut from
$2000 to $1300 and the county library
appropriation from $2500 to $1800.
The general county fund for the
coming year's levy will ba $36,155;
road fund, $43,000.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Dec. SO. Maximum temper
ature. 50.0 degrees; minimum, 40 degrees.
River reading at 8 A. M 3.7 feet; change
in last 24 hours, 0.1 toot rise. Total rainfall
(5 P M to 5 P. M.), .07 inch; total rainlall
since' September 1. 1!'14. 12.72 inches; normal
rainfall ince September 1. 19.11 inches; de
ficiency of rainfall since September 1. I",
6 39 inches. Total sunshine December d,
34 minutes; possible sunshine, 8 hours, 44
minutes. Barometer reduced to aea-level)
at 5 P. M., 30 16 Inches.
Denver . . . . .
Des Moines. .
Eureka . . . . .
48 0.02 2(SiW
14 0.01jl2 W
42 0.001 8W
10 0.00 12SW
... 64,0.00 6ibi
.. . l0 O.OO 8 N
. .. 42,0.00 4;SW
. . .1 04 0.361 41N
. .. 20'jO.CO 6:K
1 v.uoi w
40 0.00 . . . ...Cloudy
6 0.001 6 S IClear
::tj0 . 00 20 N W Clear
fk;O.O0,12 N Clear
New York 1 40,0.01 22 NWjCloudy
North Head I 48,0.24 j.4 SW Rain
. 8.o.ntT 4 s Cloudy
4 NW IClear
Walla Walla. .
4:W iPt. cloudy
50 0. 07
4 SE Cloudy
42 O.OOj 4 NE Cloudy
e in w i,iear
62 0.011 4 N Cloudy
Jib, u. 00 4 NE icloudy
5UI0.S4I SlSW IRaln
50 0.16 16 SW Cloudy
2slO.00j 4;W Icioudy
44:0. 00:12NW Clear
. -1-10,0.001 6S Clear
The North Pacific disturbance is moving
eastward over . Canada. It has caused
Cresh gales along the Washington Coast,
48 mlled, south, at Tatoosh Island, and 48
miles, southeast, at North Head, having oc
curred oday. Precipitation has occurred In
Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Illi
nois and the Atlantic States. An extensive
area of high pressure overlies practically the
entire country. The weather is much warmer
in Alberta. Northern British Columbia.
Northern Saskatchewan and the Dakotas; It
is correspondingly colder in the interior of
Northern California, the Lower Mississippi
and Ohio valleys. Lakes Region and St.
Lawrence Valley. Temperatures are consid
erably below normal in the Mississippi Val
ley and Lakes Region and slightly, abovs
normal In Washington and Western Ore
gon. All storm warnings were ordered down
at S:3o P. M. today.
The conditions are favorable for occasional
rain Thursday in Western Oregon and West
ern Washington and for rain or snow In
Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington
and Northern Idaho; temperature changes
-will be slight and winds will be mostly
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain;
Oregon and Washington Rain west, rain
or snow east portion; south to southeast
Idaho Fair south, probably rain or snow
Argentine Is Field for Sale of
DEMAND IS INCREASING
Hood River Association Introduces
Frodnct or This Section, Wliich
Meets With Great Favor in
South American Country.
A valuable ' report on the possibllitlies of
the Argentine market for Pacific Coast ap
pTes has been forwarded to the National
City Bank of New York by its correspond
ent at Buenos Ayres. A copy of this re
port has been received here by the Lumber
men's Trust Company and. in part, is as
"Apples have been Imported into the
Argentine Republic for a number of years
and the market has long been familiar with
those from North America. They have
been considered in the past, and if one
may Judge from the present prices, are now
more or less a luxury. The taste for them
was brought here by persons of wealth re
turning from Europe. The consumption was
of little value until 1912. when more cold
storage facilities on steamers to South
America favored Its profitable development
on g- larger scale. Prior to that time apples
from North America were shipped in cold
storage to England and transshipped to
Buenos Aires, which naturally gave rise to
excessive charges, high prices and small de
"The value In gold dollars of apples im
ported during the calendar year 1913 was
$96,794. In 1913 the value of Importations
increased to $208,371. or about 115 per cent.
The Importations from January 1 to June
30, 1914, were valued at $118,509, about 79
per cent over the importations during the
corresponding six months ot the previous
"The heaviest Importations usually ar
rive during the last half of the year.
after the Northern harvests In November
and December. It is Questionable
whether the large Importation during the
first half of the year will be exceeded, as
in the past during the last half of this
year, on account of the present financial
conditions and the fact that there is not
the demand for high-priced Imported goods
which would exist In normal times.
"The Nelson Line steamer Highland
Heather arrived on November 5 from New
York with 1491 barrels of apples valued at
$12,413 and 4223 boxes valued at $14,266.
They were shipped to local dealers by New
York firms. On November 16 the steamer
Vestrls arrived from New York with 2040
barrels of apples valued at $10,241 and 5S76
boxes valued at $15,116.
"Apples are admitted here free of cus
toms duties and are almost Invariably
turned over by the wholesale merchants or
Importers to the retailers just as received
from the steamer, without sorting or re
packing. Ti.e retail merchants are con
tented so long as there are not more than
six or seven bad apples to the box. The
price usually paid by them ranges from $3
to $5 per box. Some of the very fancy ap
pies from California bring higher prices
than - these. The retail stores and fruit
stands sell apples more in accordance with
their size and appearance than by their
quality, receiving from 84 cents per dozen
for thebest average apple to 50 cents for
the small red variety. '
"The Grand Junction Fruitgrowers Asso
ciation, of Grand Junction, Colo., and the
Apple Growers' Association, of Hood River,
Or., have been sending here a large red ap
ple which is quite popular. Apples of this
color and of fine appearance meet with
greatest favor. These two associations ap
parently have exercised particular care in
the selection of apples that will present
good appearance when displayed for sale.
At the present time most of the United
estates apples that are .well known and pop
ular on the market come from Colorado,
Oregon or Washington.
"A number of 'apple trees have been im
ported into the Argentine and the govern
ment has devoted not a little money to their
propagation, but apparently the soil or the
climate, or both, are not favorable to the
production ot an apple of good quality, and
there are no prospects that growers here
will be able to meet the local demand for a
number of years.
"The local importers transact their busi
ness largely with commission houses in
New York and elsewhere, anticipating the
requirements of the market and using the
cable to place their orders. They have
been receiving supplies of fruit, draft against
documents, at from eight to 80 days sight,
based upon c. L f. prices.
"The apples that the, most popular types
resemble are our Winter Banana. Jona
than, Ben Davis, Kings and Snow apples.
CHOICE HOPS WORTH
Revival of Baying- Is Expected After New
The hop market is holding steady at 12
cents for the best grade. Dealers look for a
lull in trading over New Year's, but be
lieve buying will be resumed soon after.
The Kola Nela Hod Company has bought
the E. V. D. Paul crop of about 150 bales
and the White lot of 75 bales; both at Sher
idan, at 12 cents. A. J. Ray & Sons sold 420
bales to local dealers, most of them at 10
cents. Yakima advices noted the sale of a
Reporting on German hop crop conditions.
Consul C. S. Wlnans, of Nuremburg, says
"According to recently published esti
mates ot the imperial statistical bureau the
total hop production of the German Em
pire in 1914 should be El. 227,925 pounds.
The total production In 1913 was 23.408,455
pounds. For the last five years the crop
has alternated. In 1909, for all Germany, It
was 13,356.480 pounds, an unusually poor
year; in 1910. 44.998,550 pounds; 1911. 23.-
4S0.6S0 pounds: 1912, 45,334,753 pounds, and
1913, 23,408,455 pounds. "
"Since hops are grown chiefly for the
manufacture of beer, anything that, lessens
the consumption of that beverage reacts on
the hop trade. During the last few years
brewers have noted a growing temperance
movement. Last -year, with Its cold, wet
Summer months. offered no "drinking
weather," and this year, in midsummer.
several million Germans wera called to the
front. Growers in many cases are unable
to cover the cost of production, and. al
though many sales are made directly, ex
eluding middlemen, the market is dull, with
no prospects of immediate recovery.
"During the past few years tho exports
of German hops have declined, while the
imports have steadily increased. The aver
age yearly exports from the German Em
plre have been as follows: 1SS1 to lfcOO,
26,417,550 pounds a year; 1S01 to 1000. 10,-
075,000 Pounds: 1901 to 1910, 22.109,000
pounds; 1911 to 1913, 14,893,000 pounds. The
exports of German hops from September 1,
1913. to June '80. 1914. were 8.S47.000
pounds, more than half of which went to
the countries with which Germany Is now
at war. In 1913 a total of 1125 metric tons
of hops and hop flour, valued at $1,031,250,
was shipped to the United States." ' v
WOOL .SITUATION IS MORE ACUTE
Foreign Countries Are Purchasing In Amer
ica in Large Quantities.
With exports of American wool to for
eign countries continuing on a large scale.
the domestic wool situation grows more
acute. The news has been confirmed this
week of large sales of wool and wool by
products for shipment to Germany, and
other foreign countries are also active in
the market. Coming at a time when South
America is the only free market for cloth
ing wools outside of this jceuntry, this news
has served to increase the anxiety of man
ufacturers who ars now making ready to
open their Fall, 3915, lines.
It has been seml-offlclally announced that
when the Fall prices are made. In the first 1
week of January, 1915, the advances will
be of a startling character. The price of
wool has not only gone up, but the dye
stuffs difficulty has affected the cost of
dyeing to a very large extent. Several sell
ing agents handling wool goods cannot
name future prices, as their mills are not
covered on raw wool and are Indisposed to
buy at current high rates, at least until
they see how the trade is to order for an
Last week some large purchases of car
pet wool were made from .China factors,
one series of transactions running up to
2,000,000 pounds. The advancing values
have forced carpet manufacturers to ad
vance their quotations to take effect after
the first of the year. The demand for wool
underwear, wool ' hosiery, sweaters and
blankets continues very steady for foreign
Purchases Are Only Possible, However, at
Bid prices on the Merchants" Exchange
for wheat were not so strong yesterday, but,
as was the case the preceding day, when
it came to making actual purchases, this
could only be done at advances. One lot of
6000 bushels of February bluestem was sold
at $1.33, a gain of a cent, and 5000 bushels
of March club brought $1.32V&. an advance
of 14 cents over Tuesday's price.
Offers for grain for January delivery were
irregular. As compared with the preceding
day's Quotations, bluestem and red Rus
sian were unchanged, fortyfold and club
were half a cent cheaper and fife was 1
cents lower. For the later deliveries the
bids ranged from one cent lower to two
cents higher than on Tuesday.
Spot oats were unchanged, but there was
good demand for February, and 300 tons
of this delivery were taken at an advance
of 50 cents. Barley was unchanged.
Local receipts,' in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Monday. .... 45 16
Tuesday 52 17
Year ago. . 53
Sea'n to date 11,432
1376 1312 1162
year ago.. li.4i
1441 1135 1635
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland ".S1.572.K16 S1.S7.0SS
Seattle 1.834.740 219.200
Tacoma 344,710 30,331
Spekane 621.87S 111,063
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Merchants' Exchange, noon session:
Wheat Bid. Asked.
Bluestem .' $ 1.30 $ 1.32
Fortyfold 1.29 1.31
Club 1.2S 1.29
Red Russian 1.22 1.24
Red fife 1.23 1.26
No. 1 white feed 30.23 31.00
No. 1 feed 27.00 28.00
Brewing 27.00 28.00
Bran 21.00 2U.00
Shorts 26.00 27.00
February bluestem 1.32 . 1.33
March bluestem 1.34 1.3H
February fortyfold 1.30 1.33
March fortyfold 1.32 - 1.34
February club 1.2 1.31 y.
March club 1.32 i.3.
February red Russian .... 1.24 1.26
March red Russian 1.26 1.2S
February red Fife ....... 1.2.- 1.27 A
March red Fife 1.28 1.30
February oats S1.25 31.50
May oats . . . 33.50 S5.0O
February feed barley 27. 50 2S.no
February brewing barley.. 27.50 27.50..
50OO bushels February bluestem.
fulOO TniiKhelR Vnrnh club
. .$ l.SS
3O0 tons February oats 31. 00
HILLFEED Stjot nrices: Bran. 26:6.50
per ton; shorts, $2828.50; rolled barley.
FLOUR Patents. se.zo per Darrei:
straights. $5.20; whole wheat, $S; graham.
CORN White, S38 per ton: cracKea. 2(
HAY Eastern Oreeon timothy. si4arig:
grain hay, $1011; alfalfa, $1313.50; Valley
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels.
S1.75&2.25 per box; Japanese, per box. 650
75c; lemons, S3.5t)4.50 per box; bananas.
4c nernound: erapefruit. S3.25 r ' -. "'ae-
apples, 7c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothouse.
$1.752 dozen; eggplant, 810o pound:
peppers, 8 10c per pound: artichokes. 75 &
S5c per dozen; tomatoes, $11.25 per crate
cabbage, llc per pound; beans, 12H0
per pound; celery, $3 -per crate; cauli
flower, S2.50 per crate; sprouts, 8c per
pound; head lettuce, $1.85 2 per crate;
pumpkins, l)&o per pound; squash, lfraC per
GREEN FRUITS Apples. S0c$1.50 per
box; casabas, $L65r&1.75 per crate; pears.
tl1.50; grapes. $3.5093.75 per barrel;
cranberries,. $9 11 per barrel. -
POTATOES Oregon. $1 per sack: Idahj.
$11.1.V, Yakima, $1.10: sweet potatoes.
24c per pound.
ONIONS Oreeon, buying price, $l.25 f. o.
D. shipping point.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots. S1.25 ner
sack; beets, $1.25 per sack; parsnips, $1.25
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oreeon ranch, case count.
35c: candled, 353Sc; storage, 20r3)30e.
roiiUKi Hens, I2aei2i4c:, Springs, 11
012c; turkeys, dressed, 21c; live, 17 &
ISc; ducks, ll14c; geese. lOllc
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, S4V40
per pound In case lots; c more in less
than case lot: cubes. 80c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers' buying
price, 15c per pound f. o. b. dock. Portland;
Young Americas. 16c Der sound.
VEAL Fancy, 1212c per pound.
PORK Block, oHo per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
tails. S2.30: per dozen; half - pound flats,
S1.50; onerpound flats, 52.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound talis, $1.05.
HONEY Choice. S3.25 per case.
NUTo Walnuts, 1524c per pound;
Brazil nuts, 15c; filberts, 15&24c; almonds.
232ic; peanuts, 60; cocoanuts. (1 per
dozen; pecans, 19jj20c; chestnuts. 12142
BE4.NS Small white, 54c; large white
5.15c: Lima, 6Vic; pink. 414c; Mexican,
6 fee; bayou. 6.35a
COFFEE Roasted, In drums, 18H033HC.
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $5.75; beet.
$5.55; extra C, S3. 25; powdered, in barrels,
SALT Granulated. $15.50 per ton; half
grounl. 100s. $10.75 per ton; 50s, $11.50 per
ton; dairy. $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 6HO6H0; broken,
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 8c per pound;
apricots, 13irc; peaches, sc; prunes, Ital
ians, 8329c; raisins, loose Muscatels, Sc; un
bleached Sultanas,' 7c; seeded, 8i4c:
dates, Persian. 77e per pound; fard,
$1.40 per box: currants, 9412s.
Hops, Wool. Hides. Etc
HOPS 1914 crop, 931120; 1913 crop, nomi
nal. HIDES Salted hides. 11c; salted bulla.
10c; baited calf. 18c; salted kip, lie; greon
hides, 12fec; green bulls, S'-ic, green calf,
ISc; ureen kip, 14c; dry hides, 25c; dry
WOOL Valley, 17918c; Eastern Oregon.
MOHAIR 1914 clip. 2714c per pound.
CAJCARA BARK. Old and new, 44fec
PELTS Lonar wool dry pelts, 11c; short
wool dry pelts, Sc; dry sheep shearings, 10
15c each; salt sheep shearings, 15 3j25c
each; dry goat skins, lomr hair. 12 Q 12 ic;
dry goat shearings. lu20c each; raited
sheep pelts. November, 75i?90o each.
HAMS 'fen to 12 vounds, lSjlDc; 14 I
18 pounds. 18019c: picnic. 12e.
BACON Fancy. 27 4i2Uc; standard, 23 0
DRY SALT CURED short clear backs.
13 it 16c: exports. 14&15C; pates, 11 lac.
LARD Tierce basis; pure, 120 12c,
KEROSENS Water white, drum, barrets
or tank wagons. 10c: special drums or bar
rels, 13c; cases. llHUilDit
GASOLINE Bulk. 13c: cases, 20c; engine
distillate, drume. 7iic; cases, 14c; naptiia.
drums, 12c: cases. le.
LINSEED OIL Raw. barrels, 61c; raw,
cases, 66c: boiled, barrels, 63c; boiled,
TUKfENTINE In ranks. 00c; In taidi.
67c: 10-caBe lots. 1c less.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. Copper, dull. Elec
trolvtic, 12.7513.87c; casting, 12. 70t 18.12e.
Lead, quiet, 8. 75 W 8.85c
Movement in Wall-Street Mar
- ket Is Narrow.
SMALL TOTAL OF SALES
Drift Is Aimless Until Latter Part
or Session Bond Values Are Ir
regular London Market
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Operations on the
Stock Exchange were marked today by the
smallest amount of business for a full ses
sion since February of 1888. Total sales
amounted to barley 50.000 shares, and this
small output was largely limited to so
called favorites, the more obscure issues be
ing almost completely neglected.
The movement was narrow throughout,
with a lowering trend, leaders yielding as
much as a point at the outset, but making
general recoveries on settlement of short
contracts. The list drifted aimlessly to an
apathetic, but firm, close.
Of all the important stocks, St. Paul
failed to regain its decline, the weakness
being associated with rumors of an im
pending bond or note Issue. These same ru
mors applied to other railroads as well as
Industrial companies, whose pressing finan
cial requirements were matters of general
Missouri, Kansas & Texas preferred was
the only addition to the list of stocks
touching their minimum, despite a favorable
statement of earnings for November.
London's market was steady, with ex
pectancy regarding next week's resumption
by the Stock Exchange.
The local bond market was Irregular,
with renewed weakness in low-grade issues.
Total sales, par value, aggregated $l,500OO.
United States Government coupons gained
per cent on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS
Sales. High. Low.
2,100 26i 26'i
6.800 ulh 60
1,000 33 82
Alaska Gold ..
Amal Copper ..
Am Beet Sugar
200 25 25Vi
Am Smel & Ref
do preferred .....
Am Sugar Ref
Am Tel & Tel. . 300 118
Anaconda M .. 600 25H
Atchison 300 112
Bait & Ohio .. 500 6S&
Brook R Tran.. 2O0 84
Canadian Pac .. 700 154
Central Leather 000 37
Ches & Ohio
Chi Gt Western
C, M & St Paul 200 87 V
Chicago & N W
Chino Copper .. 300 33
Col Fuel & Iron
Col & Southern
D & R Grande . . . .
Erie 1.200 21 Ti
General Elec .. 400 130
Ot North pf .. 1.000 1134
Gt North Ore
Interbor Met pf 300 50 '4
Inspiration Cop. 200 16V4
K C Southern ..
Louis & ftash
Miami Copper .. 200 17 17
Mo, Kan & Tex
Mo Pacific -
Nevada Copper. 400 11 11 V4
N Y Central
N Y. N H & H. 400 54 54
Norfolk & West ,
Northern Pac .. 500 100 99 i
Pan. Tel & Tel '. .. '
Pennsylvania ... 1,500 104 1041-4
Republic I & S. 100 18 Vi 18 4
Rav Con Cooper
Reading 3,700 1434
Rock Island Co. 400 ,k
do preferred. . 800 1
St L & S F 2 pf
Southern Pac .. 2,600 81 74
Tenn Copper . .. 1.000 32
Union Pacific ..
U S Steel
Utah Copper . .
Total sales for the day, 50,300 shares.
U S Ref 2s. rog. 07 IN Y C G 3a, b 78
do coupon.... P7 Nor Pac 8s, bid. 62
U S 3s, reg 100 do 4s 89
do coupon .101 lUn Pac 4a, bid.. 94
U S N 48. reg. .108iWis Cent 4s 80
do coupon. . . .loj
-Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. Mercantile paper.
4g4 per cent. Sterling exchange, steady;
60-day bills, S4.8100; for cables, $4.8575; for
Bar silver. 4Sc.
Mexican dollars. 87 c.
Government bunds, firm: railroad bonds,
Time loans, easy. 60 and 90 days. 34
per sent: six months. 34 per cent.
Call money, firmer; high. 3 per cent:
low. 3 per cent; ruling rate, a per cent
last loan, S per cent; closing bid, 3 per cent
offered at 3 per cenf.-
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. Silver bars.
Sterling exchange, demand $4.85: cable
LONDON, Dec. SO. Bar silver, 22 d per
Money. 1 per cent
Discount rates Short bills. 2 per cent
three months bills, 20r2 per cent.
STOCK RUN IS LIGHT
STEADY PRICES PREVAIL AT NORTH
Choice Hogs Are Holding; Well at
97JtS Trading; In Cattle and
The livestock market was quiet yesterday,
with a limited run and no change in price
Most of the trading was in the hog di
vision, where prices were steady, with $7.35
holding as the top quotation, though a tew
head of selected swine sold for more. A
load cf fair steers was sold at $7 and a
small bunch of lambs at S7.1.
Receipts were 60 cattle, 340 hogs and 39
shoep. shippers were:
With cattle A. W. Pllscy. Ashland. 1 car.
With hogs Robert McCrow, Goldendale, 1
r; F. B. Decker, West Scio, 1 car; W. H.
Block. McCoy, 1 car.
With mixed loads J. C. Davis, Shedd. 1
car hogs and sheep: John Moegli, Brook
iyn. 2 cars cattle and calves.
The days sales were as follows:
Wt. Price. 15 steers . .
19.-. $7.35 1 hog
202 7.3.-.I 3 hogs . . .
. . 1 0.10
. . 200
. . 121
. . 1 85
. . 1 72
6.0t04 hogs . . .
7,35 1 hog
A.6O1 3 ewes ...
6.50 4 yearlings.
7.H5I 82 lambs7
210 , 6.8
Current nrices C the various classes of
stock at the yards follow:
Prime steers $7..0'S 8.00
Choice steers 6.50&7.00
Medium steers 6. 25 io6.50
Choice cows 6 00ctt6.65
Medium cows 5.0020.00
Iieifers 5 OOKj'tf.oo
Stags 4.50 46.0(1
tVrthers 5.25 Q 6.35
Lambs 6.25r 7.
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA, Dec. $0. Hogs Re
ce.its, 1O.000 ; market, steady. Heavy. $6.95
V--r. - (-- , Q, 1. VV. 1(1,
bum or cnies, o.uoo i.v.
Cattle Receipts, 2500; market, slow. Na
tlve steers, $6.509.50; cows and heifers,
35.25&5.70: Western steers. S6.25(0iK 2r.-
Texaa steers. $5.85 it 7.15; cows and heifers.
Sheep Receipts, 10,500; market, steady.
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
I Yearlings. SH.TrxT.SU;
I lambs. ss.25fe8.Q5.
wethers, $6 6.50:
Ctiicaico Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, Dec. SO. Hokh Receipts, 00.-
000; markets, slow, 0c to 10c under yester
day's average. Sulk of sales, $7.00 'ft 7.10,
llcnt. Sfl-TO'-i 7.iu: mixed. S6.sftz i.n
heavy. Sd.SOuv 7.15: roucli. Stf.SO 4v 0.10; pig
$3.10 (iJ1 7.00.
cattle receipts, is,uw; mamer, wean.
Native stoers. 55.409.8.",: Western. 5ft7.ciO:
cows and heifers, $U u S.lO; calves, $7.00 dj)
Sheen Receipts. 20.000: market, unsettled.
Sheep. $3.7u6.60; yearlings, $6.75'aT. Go;
lambs, (6. 75 8. Go.
OXIONS ARE AGAIV READY TO K1HP
Movement Mill 8 tart Latter Part of Meek.
Price Is I nciianged.
The shipping movement of onions will he
resumed in the latter part of the week.
The onions sweated after the cold snap, but
were in no way Injured and will be ready
to handle again In a day or two. The price
The shipment of several carloads destined
for New York, which was started from Port
land by steamer recently, did not get fur
ther than Saa Francisco. Word was re
ceived that a larger lot shipped from Cali
fornia previously had arrived at New York
in bad order, and it was deemed advisable
to stop the Oregons. Lack of refrigeration
on the steamer is given as the reason for
the spoiling of the California onions sent
through the canal.
FLORIDA. GRAPEFRUIT IS RECEIVED
Car of Fine Head Lettuce Is In From South.
Yakima Potato Orders.
A car of Florida grapefruit was received
yesterday and quoted at $3.25 4 per box.
Oranges are selling rapidly at the present
reasonable prices. The movement in the
cheaper grades of apples is also good.
A car of head lettuce was received yes
terjay and put on sale at $1. SO fa 2 per
crate, a car of sweet potatoes and a ship
meat of California cauliflower also arrived.
A North Yakima potato dealer was on
the street and booked orders for Leveral
cars of Yakima potatoes at a price laid
down lower than Is asked, by Oregon grow
DRFjSSED TCRKEY TRADE IS SLOW
Holiday Demand for Geese Is Alfo Vn satis
The demand for dressed turkeys was not
as good as uBual just before new year's, but
the supply on the street was not heavy Mind
the market was steady at 21 cents. Dressed
geese were slow at li cents for the best.
Live poultry held steady, hens selling at
lfa:l',2C and springs at llfalZe. Veal and
pur it prices were unchanged.
I he ege market was w eak. There were
sales at 35 cents, case count, and a large
dealer also offered candled- Oregon ranch at
The butter and cheese markets were un
WHEAT PIT iS BURIED
PRICES SLt'MP SHARPLY IX CHI
Sentiments Affected by Commercial
Difficulties With Great Britain.
Shorts Seize Advantage,
CHICAGO, Dec. 30. Uneasiness in re
gard to the export outlook carried wheat
values today to a lower level. The market
closed nervous at t 1 4 c net decline.
Corn finished ta " . o down and oats un
changed to Vx cen'. off. In provisions the
outcome was the same as last night, to a
setback of 7 cents.
Bearish feeling as to wheat hinged to a
considerable extent on cables telling of a
special meeting of British high officials to
consider the note from Washington about
interference with neutral commerce. The
absence of any sign that the American pro
test would bring about a material change
of British policy had a disquieting effect
on holders and was also taken advantage
of by short sellers. Smallness of farm re
serves, especially in the Dakotas and Min
nesota, exercised for a time something of
a steadying influence on the market, but
the effect wore off.
Corn gave way with wheat.
Gossip that European governments were
bidding for round lota of oats put tempor
ary firmness into that cereal.
Lowes prices f or hogs weakened provis
Cash prices were as follows:
Wheat No. 2 red, $1.201.27: No. 2
hard, 1.2o (ft 1.27.
Corn No. 2 yellow, GSG8Vjc; No. 3 yel
Rye No. 2. Si. 12.
Barley. 61 Si1 74 c.
Timothy. $5.50 7.
Futures ranged as follows:
Open. Hlerh. Low. Closo.
Dee 1.27 1.2T 1.26 1.2V4
May I! 1.29 l.::0'l 1.2814 1-28M!
July 1.19 1.20 1.17 1.1894
Doc C71i .67 H .60 -66 H
Mav 73i .73vi .i& -731,
July 71 .75 -.4
Dec 49 .40 .4914 -4JH
May 54 .5414 -53 7. -531,
Jan 18.SS 18.55 18.47
19.20 111.20 19.05 19.1214
Jan. 10.37',s 10.87 10.35 10.S3
iay 10.60 10.62 10.57 10.57
Jan 10.10 10.10 10.05 lO.OTfc
May 1Q.5Q 10 SO 10.42 10.44
Kuropean Grain Markets.
LONDON", Dec. 80. Cargoes on passage
steady, but' quiet.'
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 30. Wheat not
quoted. Corn January, s 3d; February,
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. SO. Wheat, Decem
her. May. $1.2,; lso. 1 hard.
$1.26 ; No. 1 Northtrn,t $1.-2 54 W l.-o a ,
No. 2 Nortriern.
Barley, 62 tfTc.
Flax, il.50 (ilMH;
Paget Sound Grain Market.
TACOMA Dec. 30. Wheat Bluestem,
$l!po: forlyfoldT 1.28: ciub. $1.27; FUV
$1Car receipts Wheat 37. barley 3, corn 3,
SEATTLE Dec. 3d. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.ao; Turkey red. $1.25: fortyfold. $1.2;
club. $1.28; Fife. $1.24; red Russian. $1.22.
Yesterday's ear receipts, wheat 18. oats 3.
barley 4, hay 5, flour 3.
Han lYancisco Grain Market.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 30. Spot Quota
tions: Walla Walla. $1.9i'.442: red Rus
sian, 91.97 2; Turkey red, $2t 2.0o: blue
slem $2.07 2.10; feed barley, $l..i(l P
1.32; white oats, $1.52 1.55: bran, J27&
27.50; middlings, 930&31; shorts, $28ial
iSCail board Barley. May. $1.44; January.
SAN FRANCISCO PUOPtCB MARKET
Prices Quoted at the Bay City on Vruits,
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. Fruits
Lemons Fancy. $2.."0 & 3 : choice, $2'S2:23;
standards. $1.5001.75: Hawaiian, $1.25j
1.75; pineapples, Hawaiian. 4iji5c per pound;
apples. California stock, Wlntsaps, OO&Toc;
Bellefleurs (cold storage). 50S75c: Oregon
stock, Spitzen bergs, $11.05: Newtown
Pippins, 5cHi Sl-23; Winesaps, $191.23.
Vegetables Cucumbers, 35fc:50c; beans,
Sluc; peppers, 6c: tomatoes. G04t50c.
Eggs Fancy ranch. 40c; pullets, S4c; stor
Onions Tellow, $11.15.
V.heee Young America, 12' 13c; new.
103 1 21& c ; Oregon, 1 4 c ; Young America.
Butter Fancy creamery, 29c; seconds,.
Potatoes Delta Burbanks, per sack, $ 1 ; .
sweets. $1.7.' LOS per sack: Salinas Bur-
banks, $l.C0(g 1.70; Oregon Burbanks, $1.25q
!:-; Idaho, flfffl.ZS.
Keceipts Flour, 0370 quarters : barley.
1270 centals; potatoes, ti4oO sacks; hay, 310
Valorization Coffee Sold.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. A further decline
of i 1-lGd hi the rate of Klo exchange on
London and continued talk of an easier cost
and freight situation seemed responsible
for soma further liquidation in the cot' fee
market today, but after opening at a de
cline of 3 to 3 points, the market steadied,
on covering or trade buying and closet net
unr hanged to 6 points lower. Sa les. 1 7,7.
bass. January. iVf'L'e; February, ts.uou; March,
G.lik-; April, 0.20c: May, G.Sitc; June, .20e;
July. 7.13c ; August, 7.20c ; September, .
7.20c; Ortober. 7. 3 2c; November, 7.oSc.
Spot quiet; Rio No. 7, 7Vsc; Santos No. 4,
Private reports circulating today indicate
that viOO.OOO bags of the stock of valoriza
tion coffee, amounting to about 1,06.00'
bags, held in Hamburg at the beginning of
the war, have been sold at 1 1 c for good
ltio and Santos markets unchanged
NEW YORK, Dec. SO. Raw sugar, steady.
Molasses sugar. 3.30 & 3.43c ; centrifugal,
4.01 4.08c. Refined, steady.
Sugar futures were unchanged at noon.
Sales, 10O tons. The street market closed
steady, with business reported at lower
prices. Centrifugal, 4.01c; molasses sugar.
3.36c. Hops at 'ev York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. Hops, quiet; state,
common to choice, 1914, lGy 27 cents.
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. Spot cotton, quiet.
Middling uplands, 7.80c. No sales.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
. CH1CAOO, Dec. 30. Butter Unchanged.
Eggs Hilgher. Receipts. 3023 cases; at
mark, cnes included, 22 34c; ordinary
firsts, 31 -g 32c ; firsts, 34(-341.&c.
Duluth Linseed Market.
DULUTH. Dec. 30. Cash linseed, $1.60;
December. $1.G0K; May, $1.60.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Evaporated apples.
Quiet. Prunes, firm. Peaches, dull.
HOPS SELL AT 12 1 -2 CENTS
Eastern Brewing Company rays
Highest Price Since September.
SHERIDAN, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
The highest price paid for hops in
Oregon since the slump in the market
in September was trlven for the K. V.
D. Paul lot at Sheridun yesterday. To
gether with the Haul lot of ISO bales
was sold the White lot of 70 bales.
The 250 bales brought 1-Va cents a
Tho Paul and White hops go to the,
Annheuser Busch Brewing Company,
through the purchasing agency of Hal
Bolain and the Kola Neis Hop Com
pany. The Paul hops have been the most
sought after in the state. Mr. Paul is
head of the publicity and organization
departments of the Oregon IIop Grow
ers' Association. .
A. W. Trow and J. Rigby Honored.
VALE, Or., Dec. SO. (Special.)-
Mayor A. W. Trow, of Ontario, has
been appointed by the Ontario Com
mercial Club to represent that body'
at the cominc Irrigation Congress at
Portland, January 7-8-9. The county
board appointed John Rigby to repre
sent Malheur County at large at the
Compagoi tie ne rale Transatlaotlque.
Sailings for HAVRE
NIAGARA Jan. 9,3 P.M.
ROCHAMBEAU Jan. 16, 3P.M.
LA TOTJRAINE Jan. 23, 3 P. M.
NIAGARA Feb. 6,3 P.M.
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