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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAy. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 19j-
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DALY HITS SYSTEM
Efficiency Plan Is Failure, Is
Argument for Repeal.
ORDINANCE DUE IN COUNCIL
Ulove to Discard Present Rating
Kale That "Won't Work Out" Ex
pected to Meet With Approval
of Majority of Members.
Declaring that the so-called effi
ciency system which has been in use in
the city service for more than a year
Is a complete failure. City Commis
sioner Daly yesterday asked City At
torney LaRoche to prepare an ordi
nance repealing the ordinance which
was passed a year ago providing for
the system. Mr. Daly favors casting
the whole affair into the waste basket
as a dismal failure. His move, it is
expected, will meet with the approval
of the majority of the members of the
The efficiency system was brought
here by an organization knof n as the
Kew Tork Bureau of Municipal Re
search. The bureau was brought here
on a contract by a local organization
and under a J4000 contract with the
city prepared the efficiency system and
neveral other systems for the regula
tion of the city service and the city
Koverntnent The efficiency system was
the only part of the work of the re
search bureau that was adopted by the
Council, although tiie J4000 promised
in the contract was paid.
Under the provisions of the effici
' ency system employes were to get de
merits for various offenses, such as
inefficiency. inaccuracies. ta.rd-.ness.
HCk of ability and for various other
reasons, rrovision also was made for
merit marks for exceptional service
and for bravery. On the basis of the
efficiency reports promotions in serv
ice were to be made and increases in
ralarv granted. The increases were to
be made at the end of six months.
When the system was put into work
ing order no two departments used it
the same. Most of the departments ig
nored it entirely. Others used it on
some occasions. Only one department,
that under Commissioner Dieck. ap
plied it vigorously, lie carried out the
Irttcr and the spirit of the affair with
the result that the system caused all
kinds of trouble anions employes.
lna.smuch as the system costs con
siderable for operation each month and
entails much work for employes. Com
missioner Daly says he believes it is
time to get rid of it. "It is a dismal
failure." said Commissioner Daly
yesterdav. "I have seen this for a Ions
time, but I have withheld action in
the hope that it mieht work out. But
it won't work out. The system is wrong
and it cannot be made to work rightly.
It is expected that the abolition of
the svstem will be an issue before the
Council next week. City Attorney
LaRoche says he will get the repealing
ordinance ready as soon as possible.
MULE ACTS IN COURT
I.IIM1A.N. WOI.rK CO. St IT BRINGS
.UIMAl BUFOKK J I STICK.
Oregon City Jurint Seen Quadruped
Chew Tobacco anil Decide Case
Aftainftt Portland Store.
OniXiON Cixr. Or.. Feb. 2. (Spe
cial. I Komlcal Kaeiu.1, a trick mule
which reiciuly completed an engage
ment in a local theater, save a com
plete performance in the courtroom of
.1 notice of the Peace Sievers tliis morn
ing ill Hie course of an attachment
Miil by l.ipman. Wolfe i Co.. of Port
land, against Charles Himpson. owner
of the animal. The department store
i?imoso!i was recently in Portland.
Miid when lie K't that city the depart
ment store attempted to attach his
mule. The : was filed in the local
Justice Court and Simpson, in self
defense, entered a plea that the mule
was his only means of gaining a living
and that is was exempt from attach
ment. The court w;i. doubtful and Constable
Frost scut for C'e animal. Komical
laett:s was led into the conrlroom and
his master put him through his tricks,
including such antics as chewing to
bacco, sitting on a chair and answer
ing simple questions by nodding his
'After'Ttiat mule completed its per
formance there was no doubt in my
mind that Simpson's contention wa
sound." said .linlgc Siever.s after he had
made his decision. "The only objection
J liave to the mule i.s that ho missed
the cuspidor while he was chewing the
cw Mcxiro c.-Seakcr"r Bond Is
1'ixrd by Court it I $7500.
KL FA SO, T-x.. .. 2. Klfcpro
Hai'H. cx-Sprakcr if the New Mexico
Jlouc of Kepi csontat ;vps and Repub
lican cantli'liuo for t". tited Statrs rion-
tor. v as rrlea.e-l umirr $7300 bond
ly the District Curt today on a writ
of habeas con-un.
Kara wrs indicted by the grand jury
Monday on a charge of nuirdcr in con
nection with thr killing of Celestino
otero lst Sunday. Kye witnesses, to
trie shooting testified yesterday that
t'tero fired the first shot, which passed
through Baca's coat. ml that Baca
fired in self-defense.
POTATO GROWERS UNITE
Clarke Coun. Mon Organize With
W. 1 Hidden as President.
VANVOL'VKR. Wash.. Feb. '2. (Spe
cial.) The Clarke County potato-growers
formed an organisation here today,
with "VV. Foster Hidden president and
Carl Knsli&h. secretary. The meeting
t:i the Vancouver Commercial Club
rooms wan attended by a number of
potato-growers, including J. O. Wine.
J'rofessor H. V. iSparka and. A. W
.Professor Sparks pointed out that
potatoes raised here mrflure at least 10
days before points farther north. J. O.
"Wing, who hajt been raising pototoes
35 years, urged all in raising of pota
toes of the same grade to standardize
the Clarke County output.
SCHOOL RALLIES DRAW 700
Kural Problems Bcin? Discucd In
MeMlN"WILLE. Or.. Feb. t. (Spe-
cli.) Four rural school rallies were
held in Yamhill County last week -with
a total attendance 01 neany ivu pjuruun,
pupils and teachers.
Standardization of schools, the work
of the Parent-Teacher Circle and rural
problems were discussed. Helen Cow
gill, State Industrial Club-worker from
the Agricultural College, explained the
extent and possibilities of that develop
ment of country life.
Four meetings will be held In differ
ent parts of the county next week, and
the work will be continued until every
rural district has participated. Several
districts are gathered In a central loca
tion and 18 groups have been arranged.
The meetings will close March 24.
ALL LINES ARE STEADY
SMALL RtN AT NORTH PORTLAND
Trading la Mainly In Hog Division,
Where Best Light Weights
Again Bring 97.10.
The livestock market held very steady
yesterday. Receipts were small and most of
the trading was in the hog division. The
best light hogs held at S7.10. tne price estau
llshed on Monday. The tone of the sheep
market is very good and it is evident that
prices will have to be advanced to attract
suoplies to this market.
Receipts were 100 cuttle, 102 hogs and o
sheep. Shippers v.-eie:
With cattle S. C. Miller, Dlllard, 1 car;
Dick DeArmond, Hote. 3 cars.
With bogs C. Frasliut. Roosevelt, 1 car.
With mixed load Shult Bros., Payette. 1
car hogs and sheep.
The day's sales were as follows:
iinm 9 S7.65 104 hoes. . . IS." 1710
KOhnM... 184 7.05'i Shots... 177 7.10
1 hoc 30O 6.0.M l hog ll 7.10
i::o (i.i'o! Shoes... 600 t.l!.
171 7.101 LMiOtfS... ISO 6.10
Prices current at the local stockyards on
the various classes of stock:
Choice steers .............
. .50-tf 6.U0
. 4.50 8HS.OU
.Sheep , ft
Omaha Livestock Market.
HOITII OMAHA. Neb.. Feb. 2. Hoc!
Receipts. :;u0: market, hisher. Heavy, fo. SO
C(i .&."; pigs. ?5.0Ufe 0.0U; bulk of sales, t.&0
Cattle Receipts, 2000: market, slow. "Na
tive steers. 0.2." 9 S.2.. : Western steers, ji.io
fc4.7.V calves. $749.2-"..
She-p Receipts, 4000: market. steady.
Yearlings. $0.7.". 0.S5; Western. SG.2.j4f i.i.;
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO, 1'eb. 2. Hogs Receipts. 10,-000-
market, strong, "i to 10 cents above
yesterday's averape. Bulk of sales, 8tf.S0ta
CO,'.: heavy, $0.."Kfj7,: pigs. $5.50&0.03.
Cattle Receipts, HIOO; market, firm. Na
tive steers jo.rcasj: Western steers, SuQ
o.70: calves. S7.,".0 10.B0.
Sheep Receipts. TiOOO; market, strong.
Sheep, S0.1Ot fl.S-V. Iambs. $7. 50 8.95.
Special Trains to Kim to Beach.
Special trains will run to Clatsop
Beach for parties planned for the Wash
ington's birthday holiday. The Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railway passenger
department announced last night that
arrangements have been completed
whereby a special will leave the city
Saturday afternoon, February 20, and
will leave Seaside, returning, at 6:30
P. M. Monday, February 2 2. Various
clubs are said to be preparing a week
end holiday at the beach at that time.
Centralia Lodge Honors State Head.
CENTRAL.IA. Wash.. Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) The Centralia Lodge of Eagles
held a big class initiation last night in
honor of K K. Wolfe, state president
of the Eagles, who paid an official
visit to the local lodge. Fifteen can
didates were taken into the order. A
big banquet followed the ceremonies.
Baker Vostal Receipts Still Grow.
BAKER, Or.. Feb. 2. (Special.) For
the 12th consecutive month, postal re
ceipts showed an increase over the
corresponding month of the previous
year, as shown by the January receipts,
which were $2719. 5S. In January, 1914,
the receipts were $2611.32.
385 Acres Arc Sold for $t!8.6i5.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 2. (Special.)
The latest land deal of importance
to ho onnutinced here is the .sale of 3So
acres near Milton by Oscar Di umheller.
of Walla Walla, to Henry Koepke. of
Athena. The price paid was ?2S,87a.
DAILY METKOKOl.OtiUAL RtPOKT.
PORTLAND, F;b. 2. Maximum tempera
ture 40 0 degrees: minimum. "9.6 degrees.
Kie'r readme. 8 A. ."..I feet: change in
last 21 horns. CO foot rise. Total rainfall
t.". P.M. to S I'. MP. 0.21 Inches: total
rainfall since September 1. litl. 19.24
hii'hes: normal ruinrall since September 1.
"0 Inches; deficiency of rainfall since
September I. 1!14. 7.02 Inches. Total sun
shine, ! mlnuls: possible sunshine, 9
hours 40 minutes. Barometer ireduced to
sea level), 5 r. M., 29.11 inches.
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. 0.04 1L' NK ,snow
. . 0.n, 6 NK Clear
. . l"Jt.Mt 4 NK ;cioudy
Denver . . .
t.....! (I'ld.tMt 4S .Clear
4Mt.0U 4V Cloudy
Jiicksjnvfni . .
Kansas t'ity . .
Iajs AMtreles . .
Mar-hl k-M . . .
North Hold .-
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. I .'.4 0..-.4 Hi SW Rain
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2 0 . .". i 4 N fc. Miow
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ts n.iH1 4 NK Rain
1s o. 1" 1- K Kain
4il !."l 4 NtT Kaiil
ri'JO.i' ti S Pt. cloudy
.".L" 0. 14 s Jcioudy
;: o. i n jcioudy
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r.4 1 .titi is v !'loudy
4o.0-"H' N Rain
:;. fi i K .cloudy
Port ' utt
44 o.mii Hi N Rain
4 iv.no s NE Pt. ciouay
WO."." 4 SK (Cloudy
40(.ts lo.NE Cloudy
:m i.oo : e iCloudy
Walla Wal.a .
severe storm is central between Marsh
field ar.d Hi mouth of the Columbia River,
and varninss for same were issu.-a at .
M at all stations in this district. No
hich winds have yet occurred in this distriet
from this storm, but alonp the California
coast a Koutherlv pal has prevuiled during
ti'e entire dav Rain has fallen generally on
the Pacific Slope, beinc heaviest in Cali
fornia Another of marked energy is central
over the Upper Ohio Valley and this dis
turbance has caused gt-neral rains in the
south and snow in the north portion of the
territory east of thft Mississippi River. It is
much colder in the South Atlantic and East
The conditions are favorable for rain in
this d 1st .-let Wednesday with a southerly
gale alonir the coast, and etrong southerly
winds in the interior.
Fortland and vicinity Ratn; southerly
Oregon Rain ; cooler southwest portion,
southerly winds reaching gale force along
thWashngton Rain: inds shifting to
n-esterlv and increasing along the coast.
Idaho Rain. EDWARD A. BKAIS.
Horse and Auto. ,
"Dr. vine a horse, eh? The horse la
a, back number. "So will that ctr be
in another year,"
WHEAT JUMPS AGAIN
Local Prices Are 3 to 51-2
Cents Over Monday's.
SALES ARE 35,000 BUSHELS
Market Follows Big Tpturn in Chi
cago and Liverpool Values Spot
Oats Are Xow Worth $40 Ton.
Stocks In Country Light."
The Portland wheat market yesterday saw
the greatest advances since the war began.
Prices were lifted on actual sales from 3 to
5H cents over those of Monday. The Jump
is not to be marveled at in view ot the per
formances In the Eastern market. At Chi
cago, wheat rose SH cents.
TTiftTr-r-iir. thntiAnnri bushels of wheat and
$00 tons of oats and barley were sold oft the
Merchants' Exchange. The sales in oewu
B.00O prompt forty-fold
15,000 March forty-fold
10,000 March club
o.OOO March Russian
10,000 April Russian
o,00i prompt flt'e
0,000 March fife
100 prompt oats
100 March oats
100 March oats
:UK May oats
-i in a, u tvVi fppd tiarley -
Forty-fold prices were 4 to 5 cents higher
than on the preceding day. club sold at a
gain of 5 cents, red Russian advanced 3 to
5Vi cents, and red fife sold 4 to 54 cents
better. Bluestem alone was inactive, but
not for want of higher bids, as offers were
raised 3 to 4 cents. Spot bluestem was want
ed at $1.03, and for the May delivery $1.60
Local exporters were without cables, and
the market appeared to follow Chicago
solely, where the factors were heavy buying
by the Italian government and a big upturn
at Liverpool, due to the fear that German
submarines would cut off England's supply
A $40 oats market has at last been
reached. Spot oats were bought on the
local exchange at $3S.73, but in the Palouse
country there nas a sale at $00, equal to
$40 here. Oats bids on the exchange were
raised 50 cents to $1.50 over Monday s prices.
Advices from some parts of the Interior,
where oats are grown extensively, are that
not enough are left for home consumption.
Local receipts, ip cars, were reported by
the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Year ago 02
Seas' n to date. 13127
Year ago 17 67
Tacoma, Mon. 0
Year ago 44
eseas'n to date. 74:i-
Year ago tMSi
Seattle, Sun.. 15
Year ago -7
Weas'n to date. OHM
Year ago 0259
33 4 S
NEW HIGH LEVELS
Oats and Barley Prices
BAKER. Or., Feb. 2. (Special.) Again,
new high levels for grain prices were
reached in Baker today, when sales of oats
in wholesale lots were made- at $1.73 a
hundredweight, an advance of 15 cents over
yesterday's price and 10 cents a hundred
more than has been paid in Baker hitherto.
Barley also advanced, the price going to $31
a ton, and ranging upward from there. The
record hitherto has been $30 a ton. The
high prices n oats offered today brought out
several large offerings, but barley did not
move, except in comparatively small quan
tities. Wheat prices remained at from $1.20 to
$1.30 a bushel with no movement.
RETAIL FOOD TRICKS IX GERMAN V
Living Becomes Expensive iu Emperor Wil
The BrunswickLandeszeitung of December
6, 1914, reports the following prices for meats
and vegetables in the city markets:
The Saturday markets were well supplied,
and buyers were numerous, being of the
opinion that it would be cheaper to buy In
the markets than at the city provision stores.
In this they were mistaken, as there was lit
tle or no difference in the prices. Geese and
hares were cheaper than In the preceding
week. Hares, with the pelts on, brought
78 cents in the the markets, or, lor the
largest size, 00 cents; in provision stores,
(skinned by housekeepers), 71 to S3 cents.
Geese brought 2 cents a pound (German
pound 1.1 avoirdupois pounds); those weign-
ing about ft pounds, 20 cents, j-ine luhm
mas apples sold at 7 cents a pound; cheaper
sorts cost 5 cents. Cabbage was J cents a
head; onions 'J to 3 cents a pound.
The reason why onions have become so
dear is unknown. The same is to be said of
butter, for which 33 to 40 cents a pound was
paid. Domestic cheese, of which there was
a large supply, remained cheap. Ducks
weighing 3',-i to 4 pounds, sold at 71
cents; poultry ior buujj, w
cents; venison snouiuer, -si cenis; its.
$1.19. Veal and mutton were cheaper,
at 19 cents; cutlets, 20 cents; pork sausage,
minced (Mettwurst), cost 21 to 23 cents Tor
whole sausages; brain sausages from hog
(Magenwurst). 19 cents. Winter cabbage
(BraunkohU brought 6 cents per mandcl (10
pieces). Eggs were especially aear, iresn
country eggs being 2 to 3 cents apiece.
Not Satisfied Willi
Mail advices from J. C. Houghton & Co.,
of Liverpool, give the following report on
apples in the English market:
"Ne- Hampshire apples continue to ar
rive in unsatisfactory condition, and many
Maine apples also show up badly. Tho dif
ference In price between tight and slack
is now more accentuated, buyers seeming
to have lost confidence In anything not ab
solutely reliable. Virginia apples have been
rather more in evidence, and anything cnoicc
Is appreciated. Many results of Canadian
and Nova Scotian apples are disappointing.
Newtown box apples from the Western
states are of excellent quality, which makes
the discouraging roturns to shippers the
"The arrivals of American and Canadian
apples to January 5, 1915, are given as
$39 barrels and SSS.ISS boxea."
EGG PRICES ARE DECLINING STEADILY
Salea Are Made as Low as 25 Cents Buyers
There was not much of a market for eggs
yesterday. With the price strongly inclin
ing downwards buyers could not be induced
to take hold, except In a hand-to-mouth
way. Dealers considered it a 25 -cent mar
ket and a few sales. It Is known, were
made at that price. Receipts were not
heavy, but were in excess of tho buying.
Another car of Chinese eggs baa reached
thia market from Seattle. A shipment ot
Petaluma eggs is said to be also on the
Poultry arrivals were small, but the mar
ket was dull and rather weak. Dressed veal
was also slow, but pork: was firmer.
Sup pile of country creamery butter are
accumulating. Cubes were quoted at 26 2
cents. Prints" are also reported easier.
SU PPLIES OF O RANGES
Rains tn California Check Shipments to" the
The steamer brought four cars of oranges
and receipts by the next boat will be
lighter, rains in the South checking ship-
TfcenU, Medium stzes are very, scarce ana
will probably be higher.
There was an advance of 33 tients in
celery In the California markets yesterday
and dealers look for a further rise, which
will also affect this market. Lettuce Is
alsb firm in the South.
There Is a continued steady movement la
the cheaper grades of apples at ruling
prices. " N
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were- as follows:
oit,h . r..-. .fi'ts S381.P20
Seattle 2,117.392 132,920
Tacoma 303.112 5rw-
Spokane 030,6t 1 o4,ai
PORTLAND 3IARKET QUOTATIONS
'Grain. Flour, Feed., Etc.
Merchants' Exchange, noon session.
Wheat Bid. Ask
Blustem $ 1-53 14.,
Fortyfold ( 102 1.53
Club 4 158
Red Russian 1,43 1.4.
Red Fife ' 1-47 1.47
No. 1 white feed 3S.0O 39.00
No. 1 feed 30.00 3G.O0
Brewing 30.00 30.00
Bran 30.25 31-00
Shorts 31.00 32.00
Futures Bid Ask.
March bluestem 1.06 1.08
April bluestem 1.08 H12
Alav bluestem 1.00 1.63
March fortyfold 103 1.03
April fortyfold 3.04
March club 1.02 1.53
April club 1.03
March red Russian 1.40 l.li
April red Russian -1.43 1.40
March re i Fife 1.40 1-00
April red Fife 1.00 . 1.00
March oats 39.50 40.00
April oats 40.00 42.00
May oats 42.0n 43.00
March feed barley 30.50 36.00
April feed barley 36.50 38.00
FLOUR Patents, $7 a barrel; straights,
$6.20; whole wheat, $7.20; graham, $7.
M1LLFEBD Spot prices: Bran, $30.50
31.50 per ton; shorts, $32.50 33.30; rolled
barley, $37 38.
CORN White, $37 per ton; cracked, $38
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $14(916:
Valley timothy, $12.50; grain bay, $1012;
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels.
$1.70(2.20 per box; Japanese, per box, 90c
$1 ; lemons, $3 3.00 per box; bananas,
4a4c per pouna; grapefruit. 13.50; pine
apples, 7c per pound; tangerines, $1.23 per
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothou
$1,251-1.50 dozen; eggplant, 810e pound;
peppers, $4 per craLe; artichokes, bOf&i&Oc
per dDzen; tomatoes, $1.75 per crate; cab
bage, 1&1c per pound; beans, 12c per
pound; celeiy, 2.50 per crate; caulitlower.
$2.20 per crate; sprouts, be per pound;
head lettuce, $1.S5& 2 per crate; squash,
lc per pound.
GREKN FKIT1TS Apples, 70c 4tS 1.00 per
box; casabas. $1.6o per crate; grapes, $3.00
per barrel; cranberries, $11 per barrel.
POTATOEb Oregon, $1&1.25 Pr sack;
Yak i ma, $1.101.1o; sweet potatoes,
ONIONS Oregon, selling price $1 per sack,
SACK. VEGETABLES Carrots, $1.23 per
sack; beets, $1.23 per sack; parsnips, $1.30
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count,
20fa2tie; candied, 27 itJ 2Sc.
POULTRY Hens. lC12c; broilers, 18$
20c; turkeys, dressed, 2Lc; live, lbc; ducks,
13$i'14c; geese, ll1,212c.
liUTTEli Creamery, prints, extras, S2c
per pound in case lots; Vbc more in less
than caso lots; cubes, I'Or 26c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets, jobbers' buying
price, 10c per pound, f. o. b. dock, Portland;
Young Americas, 1 6c per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 11 rt l'2c per pound.
PORK Block, &c per pound.
Loc.il jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
talis, $2.30 per dozen; half-pound flats,
$1.50; one-pound nats, $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound tails, $1.00.
HONEY Choice, $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 10(240 per pound; Bra
sil nutB, 10c; filberts, lo(&24c; almonds, 3
(tfSAc; peanuts, ijc; cocoanuts, $1.0O per
dozen; pecans, lOiaUc; chestnuts, 12 10c
BEANS Small white, 6c; large white,
6c; Lima, 6c; pink, 5c; Mexican, 6c;
COFFEE Roadted, in drums, 1S33C
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $5.90; beet,
$0.70; extra C, $j.40; powdered, in barrels,
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; hall
ground, 100s, $10.70 per ton; 60s, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 66c; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, 4c.
DRIED FRUi'A'S Apples, ac per pound;
apricots. lb15c; peaches, sc; prunes, Ital
ians, &fa9c; raisins, loose Muscatels, Sc; un
bleached Sultans. 7c; seeded, Sc; dates,
Persian, 10c per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1914 crop, 10g. 12 c ; 1913 crop,
HIDES Salted hides, 14c; salted bulls,
10c; salted kip, loo; salted calf, 19c; groen
hides, 13c; green bulls, 9c; green kip, 13c;
green calf, 19c; dry bides, 26c; dry calf,
WOOL Valley, 17l$c; Eastern Oregon,
13 ip 20C, n uminal.
MOHAIR 1914 clip, 27 c per pound.
CASCARA BARK. Old and new, 4f4C
PELTS Dry long wooled pelts, 13c; dry
short wooled pelts, 10c; dry shearings, eacft,
10 & 15c; salted shearings, each, 10 920c;
dry goats, long hair, each, 12(5312 c; dry
goat shearings, each, 10&20c; salted sheep
pelts, January, $1()1.00 each.
HAMS All sizes. 17&lSc; skinned, 17
fciSc; picnic, 13c; cottage roll, 13c;
BACON Fancy. 7"8c; standard, 23 4j
24c; choice, 1722c; strips. 17c
DRY SALT Short clear backs, 13&15c;
exports, lots 17c; plates. Il4jil3c.
LARD Tierce basis: Ketti rendered,
I2c; standard, 12c; compound, 8c.
BARREL GOODS Aless beef. $23; plate
beef $24.00; brisket pork, $-S.50; pickled
pigs,'" feet. $12.30; tripe, $9.5011.50;
KEROSENE Water while, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, 10c; special drums or bar
rels, lO'Z-c; cases. ;7 (&20c.
GASOLINE Bulk, 12 c; cases, 20c; en
gine distillate, drums. 7 lie; cases, 14 c;
uaptha. drums, 12c; cases, 19c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 71c: raw,
cases, 70c; boiled, barrels, 73c; boiled.
TURPENTINE In tasks, 60c; in cases,
67c; lU-ea.se lots. 1c leys.
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MABKEI
Prices Current In Bay City on Fruits, Vege
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2. Butter
Fancy creamery. 2tic; seconds, 25 Vic
Egca fancy ranch. 23c; pullets, 22c;
Cheese New, 105flwc; Young Americas,
lOVjfti 14Vjc; Oregon, 14c.
Vegetables B:11 peppers. 5ft 10c; do,
Chile, 0?t'6i;; string beans. 2$3c; hothouse
cucumbers, 75cfi-$1.2.". ; eggplant, 0$7c.
Onions Yellow, &0c. '
Fruit L-mons, fancy, 2.252.50; choice,
$1.75i&)2, standard, $1.501.75; bananas,
Hawaiian, $1.251.75; pineapples, do. $1.50
&3; California apples, Newtown Pippins,
fiou6fl; Bellflenrs, 5075c; Baldwins, 50
70c- Winesaps. 5075c; do. Oregon. New
town rippins, $11.25; Winesaps, 90C$LL;
Potatoes Burbanks, Saiins. $ 1.75 2.10;
delta. $!.10gl.30; Oregon, $1.6o; sweets,
NEW YORK, Feb, 2. The ctfffee market
closed at a net decline of 6 to 13 points in
the abeence of any important support. Sales,
S-SO bales. Closing bids: February, 6.S7c;
March, .olc; April, 6.1oc; May, 6.19c; June,
6 17c- July. 7.1&c; August, 7.30c; September,
7.39c; October, 7.43c; November, 7.51c; De
cember, 7.58c. , , , .. .
Spot irregular. Rio 7s, Si&SUc. Santos
4s, 9 5-9&10C
t:VVNH, Ga., Feb. 2. Turpentine firm
. 1-. " roetntH ma barrels;
shipments. 1S2 barrels; .tocks. 3...0(. , b.rr s
Kosin. tone A 10 1. firm: K to V, W . dull,
salts 128 burrelsj receipts. 164S barrels;
shipments, I'jS oarreis. r
rels Quote: A, B. D, t. F. tj.VO C,
S0o: H. 310: I. f3.ir.: K, :t.60; M. $4.Jo;
N," 5.30; WG, $5.70; WW, j5.H0.
Melbourne Wool Sales.
MELBOURNE, vi London, Feb. 2. 2:45
a m ) Wobl prices Kenerally have ad
vanced another 5 per cent.
American demand continues. Brokers have
adopted a rulinB under which they reserve
the right to retuse any bid.
CbR-aco Dairy Produce.
THTCA.GO. Feb. 2. Butter arm.
CTsss'keVefp5tf z,2SV cases, higher: .t
mark? cases included e! ordinary
firsts. 26827CJ firsts, 2T3if8c,
STOCK TONE STRONG
Market Not Affected by Wheat
Flurry or Weather Conditions.
SOME SELLING BY EUROPE
Specialties Less Prominent in Spec
ulation Than of Late Money
Rates Are Easier Bond
Market Is Firm.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Stocks were con
sistently strong for the better part of to
day's session on the exchange, regardless of
another spectacular rise in wheat and ad
verse weather conditions, which were partly
responsible for the relatively light dealings.
Best prices were registered in the later
operations, but recession were general to
ward the end when it became known that
the British government had declared Its in
tention to regard all foodstuffs shipped to
its enemies as contraband.
There was some early selling of Canadian
Pacific and other international shares,
which seamed to proceed from London,
where our securities again manifested an
uncertain tone. Latest developments in the
war were reflected In the uncertain atti
tude of the British and French markets.
Selling of gilt-edged securities was a fea
ture at both centers, with little effect, how
ever, on our markets for foreign exchange.
Less than tho usual number of specialties
participated in today's movement. but
among these Sears-Roebuck was prominent
for a sharp decline from its recent rise.
American Can sold off, publication- of the
annual report showing a decrease in net
bought moderately of commercial paper, but
the low rates for these contracts is now on
a par with ruling quotations for time loans
An indication of the widespread ease of
money is found In the fact that Chlcaso Is
quoting the same rates for commercial
paper as prevail in thlsj market.
Bonds "were firm, 'the features being
American Telephone 4tts, which touched a
record figure. Total sales, par value, were
$2,040,000. United States bonds were un
changed on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. Bid.
Alaska Gold ... 3. 400 2" -'S
Amal Copper .. 7,100 JJ5 54 '4 Mi
Am Beet Sugar. S.S00 39 M
American Can .. 13.700 29, '27 2SHi
Am Smel Ref 1,400 62 62 2J4
do preferred 10-
Am Sugar Ref.. 1.S00 110 lOSt 10Ssi
Am Tel & Tel.. 2,100 12114 120i4 120
Am Tobacco S3'
Ar.aronda Min.. 3,000 27 V, 2iH
Atchison '.00 94. M14 !S
Bait & Ohio ... 600 71 10'.i 70'4
Brook R Tran.. 400 SS 88 87i
California Pet .. 6.400 U0 19 19;
Canadian Pac .. 4,300 3ii9i4 l'"7 1TA
Central leather 500 34i 34V4 34
Chea&Ohlo... 600 4454 44 44
Chicaso Gt West 1114
C, M & St Paul. 1.900 89 88 'A fShi
Chicago & N W. 126
Chino Copper . . 1,800 3654 36 S4
Col Fuel & Iron 24
('ol & Southern 2.
D & It Grande 6V4
do preferred - H
Distillers' Secur 11H
Krie 1.400 2.114 22'4 22
Gen Electric ... 200 143 1421i 14214
Gt North pf ... 400 11514 115i 115
Gt North Ore.. 300 31 30 30
Guggenheim Ex 600 5114 5114 SI
Illinois Central. 107
Inter Met pf .. 3,400 n474 54 54
Inter Harvester , 200 08 9 8 0814
K C Southern.. 300 23 23 22
Lehigh Valley.. 800 1.'17 IS.'. 1S3
Mex Petroleum. 9.300 74 73 7414
Miami Copper .. 400 1 18T4 18
Mo, Kan & Tex 400 1114 3 1 14 3114
Mo Pacific 2,200 1214 1114 114
Nat Biscuit 127
National Lead 46
Nevada Copper. 600 124 32'4 1214
N Y Centra! ... 600 9014 8074 89
N Y. N H & H 50
Norfolk & West 30214
Northern Pac .. 3,000 10514 10414 104i
Pacific Mail 1814
Pac Tel & Tel 2
Pennsylvania .. 900 106S4 106 3 06
Pull Pal Car .. 2(K 1524 15214 162-
Ray Con Copper 700 1714 1714 17
Reading 23,500 147 146 146
Republic I & R. 700 20 19'4 19
Rock Island Co 100 74 74 4
do preferred.. ...... ..... ..... 3 ri
St L & S F 3 Pf 314
Southern Pac .. 2.500 R." 8.1 8o4
Southern Ry .. 800 17 364 3014
Tenn Copper .. 600 30 3014 3014
Texas Company 334
Union Pacific .. 4,800 32074 320 31!014
do preferred.. 100 81 81 81
U S Steel 44,000 4114 40'4 4014
do preferred.. 1.400 10314 10314 103V1
T'tah Copper . .. 2.100 54 534 53"i
Wabash pf 2
Western Union.. 200 72 7114 71
Total sales for the day, 197..300 shares.
U S Ref 2s. reg. 99 INor Pac 4y 97
do coupon.... 99 do 3s 97
V S 3s 101 14Or Sh L Ref 4s. .'9414
do coupon. .. .loi v.,Fac rr & X ob...-
U S 4s. reg 109 14
do coupon. .. .11014
Panama 3s. cou.10114
N Y fen G 314s S014
do deb 4s 105
N Y City 414 s
Pa Cv 3 Vis (1915) 82
do Con 4s 87
do Con 6s. . . .10014
Reading Gen 4s.. 9
Rep Steel 5s 90
!SI, SF Ref 4s. 102
S L 8 W Con 4s. lOl
N y State 4 43 '105
Seaboard A L ss.ioo
k- v Bv Ad) M 2t'So Rell Tel 5s.. B0
NY.NH&H Cv 6s 64;So Pac Cv 4a. ... 94
N & W Cv 414s 90 1-3, do Cv 5s 99
Money, Exchange. Etc.
3 M. 4 per cent. Sterling exchange weak.
Sixlv-dav bills, $4.8265; for cables, 14.8475;
for demand, J4.S435.
Bar silver, 48c.
Mexican dollars, 8714c.
Government bonds steady; railroad bonds
Time loans easy; 60 days, 214 234; 80
davs. 2(a3; six months, 3374.
Call money easy. High. 2; low, 1: ruling
rate, 1; last loan. 2; closing bid, 1; of
fered at 2.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2. Sterling
New York Grain and Floor.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Flour Strong and
higher. Spring patents. 7.257.65c; Winter
patents, 7.15&7.40c; Winter straights. 6.90
4! 7.10c; .Kansas straights, 7lgJ 7.25c.
Wheat Spot strong. No. 2 red, $1.74:
No. 2 hard Winter. tl.741t, all rail c. i. f.
track export; No. 1 Northern Duluth.
11.6714: No. 1 Northern Manitoba, 1.67
c. I. f. Buffalo. Futures strong; May, $1.7014.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Copper Arm. Elec
trolvtlc, 14.87; casting, 14.12.
London Sput copper, 63 17s 6d; futures,
04 7s 6d.
Lead steady, 3.7Sa3.?5c; London, 18 17a
6d: futures, 64 7s 6d.
Spelter firm. 7.S7ttS.12; London. 37.
NEW YORK. Feb. 2. Cotton futures
closed steady 5 to 7 points higher. February,
S.3Sc; March. S.6!c; May, 8.95c; July, 9.13c;
August, 9.21c: October, 8.36c; December,
y.r.Oc: January, 9.57c
Spot cotton quiet. Middling uplands,
S.SOc. Sales. 100 bales
Hops at Kew York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Hops easy; state
common to choice 1914, 12 23c.
NATIVE OF OREGON PASSES
Mrs. Bert Snearingen Survived by
Husband and Two Children.
ROSEBCJRG, Or., Feb. 2. (Special.)
j. L. Hunt, of Oakland, and Mrs.
Bert Swearinsen, of Drain, died here
Mrs. Swearlngen nas a native or
Drain, Douglas County, and was 28
years of age. She had been ill for
about two weeks. She is survived by
her husband and two children, Vernon
and Orval, 6 and S years old. The
funeral was held today.
J. H. Hunt was a resident of Iowa
during his boyhood. He came to Ore
gon when 17 years of are.' While
ranching: near Oakland a few months
ago he sustained injuries which re
sulted in his death today. For 13 con
secutive years he was School Director
of his home district. Besides a widow,
Mr. Hunt is survived by several chil
dren Mrs. IJoyd Pinkston, J. I. Hunt
jr, Mrs. George Chenoweth, John Hunt
and Misses Sarah and Dorothy Hunt,
all of the Oakland district. He was a
member of the Oddfellows, and waa 61
years of age, . ,
The First National Bank
FIFTH AND M0REIS0N STREETS
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $3,500,000
Interest Paid on Savings and Time Deposit
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Street
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $400,000
THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA
of San Francisco. Founded 18S4
Capital Paid in. $8,500,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits $8,381,757.41
Commercial Banking. Savings Department.
Third and Stark Streets
LADE) & TILTON
Capita! and Surplus
PIT TRADERS WILD
Frantic Buying Shoots Wheat
Up at Chicago.
PRICE SOARS 83-4 CENTS
Simply a Question of Getting Grain
With Cost a Secondary Consid
eration Italy Is Big Buyer.
Alarm at Liverpool.
CHICAGO, Feb. 2. Every modern, high
priced goal lor wheat was left behind today
except three 1.85 a bmhe! paid by Joaeph
Leiter in 1898: 82 exacted during the B. F.
Hutchinson corner of 1888, and lastly, the
American Civil War record, when gold was
at a big premium and the values of a bushel
of wheat was not very far from 13.
May wheat here today rose 8 cents to
1 65, more than double the oost of wheat
for spot cash last July before the European
hostilities commenced. It simply was a
question of getting the wheat. Buyers ap
peared to regard the subject of price mere.y
as a detail. Excited purchasing, which be
gan at the opening bell, reached Its wildest
Ditch in the last few minutes of the ses
sion. A3 a consequence, tho final quotations
were the topmost reached, and the market
In the end was virtually bare of offerings.
Alarm at Liverpool, where a startling up
turn in prices of wheat resulted from sub
marine attacks by Germans on British
merchant voesels In the Irish bea. was
what chiefly Influenced trading here. As
sertions, however, of strenuous demand for
export, especially the circumstance of 1."
000 bushels having been taken by the Italian
covernment. were effective In helping to
Produce the overwhelming bullish sentiment
that made the market throughout the day
a series of extraordinary upward whirls
Response by corn to the bulge in wheat
proved relatively small with the market
closing nervous, o to 6XKo bov
'MOatsKhllk corn, were heavily traded In.
but also rose only He to frlc net.
provisions were In active demand.
The leading futures ranged as follows.
M a V
.10.47',i 10.B0 )f,45,,
inrn 10.77(4 Iv.oiH
S ri. 1.0Sttl.W; No. 2
b-sVrV-o.-. 75tt'77c: NO. 4
lVi'iVn. 08-4 6 60c; NO. 4whU..
Rye No. I. $1.30 1.2.
Liverpool Wheat Market.
LIVERPOOL, Ksb. 2. Wheat Spot, firm.
No. a hardwTnter. ls Sd. Futures, nomi
nal. f-an Francisco Urala Market.
SAN FllANl-iSCO. Kcb. 2. Spot t)"01"-
mMriHnss t'Mra uti ; shorts, 8J-tf.4.
Call b'krd Wheat nrmer. Barley firmer.
December. 81.01 bid. 81.34 asked; May.
Puget Hound Craln Market.
iriTTLE Feb 2 Wheat Bluestem.
Turkey red, 81.43: fortyfold. I4;
clut. 8147: Fife. red Russ.an. 81.40.
Barlev $34. 13 per ton.
Yesteriay-i ' car receipts-Wheat 29. oats
11, barley 2. hay 40. flour 1L
TACOMA Feb. 2. Wheat Bluestem,
$14: frt?fold $1.471.46; club. $1.441.44;
red Fife $1.4201.43.
Car receipts Wheat C2. barley 2, corn I.
oats 7, hay 27.
New York Sugar Market.
NKW YORK. Feb. 2. Raw sugar strong.
Centrifugal, 4.26c; molasses, $.1c. Re
CITY RAILWAY MAY EXTEND
Plans Laid at Grants Vu for Mu
nicipal Line to AValtlo.
GRANTS TAPS. Or.. Fel. 2. 'Spe
cial.) w. J. Hotchkiss. of Sail Irn-
cisco; M JlotchkifcS and Ocorgc M.
Keller, of Crescent City, are In Grants
Pass Jo consider .tho exUsosion ol the
Municipal Railway to Waldo.
Construction will commonoo as soon
h the inspection and details ar com
pleted. The public utility coiiiiiiIksIoii
ani council will close its considera
tion of tho question tomorrow.
Buyer MUht Pay AM. Utiles Judge
WENATOHKK. Wash., Kelt. 2. (.-!-clal.)
Judge Steinrr has lie. iric.l in tia
case of tho J. 1. Case ThrcshlnK Ma
chine Company vs. W. 11. .s.-otl thai
Scolt and associates pav for nn -horsepower
engine, delivered sonic
months airo. Scott had purchaxed the
engine under a guarantee that it would
work properly. A dispute arose over
certain parta of the engine which Scott
refused to pay for.
Idaho Students Give Play Friday.
UNIVKRSITT OP IDAHO, Moscow.
Feb. 2. (Special.) The first play of
the school season will be presented
February 5 In the auditorium by the
classes in public speaking. The play
selected is Stephen I'MIUns famous
Italian love tragedy, In four acts..
'Paolo and Franceses
A general banking bnsineM
Interest paid on time, deposit.
Commercial Letters at Credit
ivichansre ea London. Raglaaa,
Ileus bt aaa bole.
' PORTLAND BRANCH.
Corner Second and Stark Sta.
r. 0. UALPAS, Manager.
LOS ANUELES AND BAN DUtOO
S. S. YUCATAN
Sails Wcdaesday. Feb. 3, at P. M.
NORTH PAC1H0 BlEAJMHirrP COX
Ttrket Otflea Freight Office
IX$A M H, II et Aortnrup si,
1814. A 181 Main wo. A B4'i
aalsaf aaaa W W sTfe
S. . BI2AVi:il SAILS S P. KfcH. 3.
The Pan frsncl.co 4k Portland B. B. fw
Third and laohiaglea Wl (ellh O.-W. 8L
X. Co.). let. Marshall 460. A 18L
COOS BAY LINE
Falls from Alaaworth dock, rortleoa. I P.
M. evary Tuesday Freight and ticket office
lower Amsworth dock. P. 6 C B a. a. Uaa.
U H. Keating, Agent. Phones Mala I00. A
aaftil City Ticket office. SO Math at, O. W.
buasar. Ag.at. Paoaea Marshall 4401). A lit
American - Hawaiian Steamship Co.
The Paaama C'aaal l-laa-"
EXPBKSS KREIOHT BKKVICK
Betweea Parllaad. Kew Tark. Koataa.
Philadelphia aad Charleatea.
For Information as to Hatea. Batllnca,
Etc, Call on or Address
C D. KE.lUV, A seat.
270 Stark street, I'arllaad. Or.
SIGHT BOAT FOR TUB DIM IH
Str. State of Washington
leaves Taylor-st. dock Von.. Wed., FrU
day at 11 I. M. for Tha Dallea. Lyla.
Hood Klver, Whlta Salmon. Lndarwood.
Carson Stevenson. MeturnlnB, leaves
Tha Halles Sunday. Wed.. Krl., T A. M.
Tel. Main SI 3. Kara II. Includlna berth
on night trip.
sPvTr-tiH. atrsmcr "II KVt.r Ml KKW
rr?tt.!k avss Anh-'treet I'Ock Oslly es.
V 'TV CM aaturday. P. l , tnr As.
t -- X 4 tnna and sv polnta lleturnlt'S,
lail-Wvy leaves At"rla dally sacevt sw
ViiAday, 7 A M
Ticket and esaarvauuas at O.-w. . N.
City Ticket Ofllre. Third end Wa.hli.gioa
.treeri or at A.hHTtrl iecll a'aea
Uanhau suu a.