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TIIE MORXTXG OEEGONIAJff. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1915.
CITY TO REGULAt
Schedules Will Be Reqired to
All Sections, Includir. Runs
MR. DALY WORK-' ON PLAN
Single Orsunizatio May Be De
mantled for Simp'city of Control.
Major Favors t'se or Streets
Tlie Citv Coi'n" made its first move
Jisainst the jitneys yesterdays when
Commissioner ia!y was authorized to
proceed at onie "1111 the formulation
of legislation lie will work out a
system of d.stricts or zones within
which the ji:ney will be governed or
dealt with, either, individually or as
members of an organization or corpora
tion. He says he hopes to be able to
have definite legislation formulated
within week or ten days.
The- formine of districts, Mr. Daly'
says, is the first essential in regula
tion. He proposes to take various
parts of the city and designate them as
jitney district". Kach will be piven a
number. All Jitneys will be licensed,
ffnd will be required to pay a license
fee. to be determined by the Council.
By a "jitney district." Mr. Daly says
he means a sec-lion of tho city where
streetcar service of some kind is nec
essary. The first district, Mr. Daly
cays, niirht be Hawthorne avenue dis
trict. This would take in all territory
now served by the Hawthorne avenue
Vara, Regular jitney service would be
required on this street. The second
mia-ht be Kast Morrison street district,
which would take in tho district
served by the liast Morrison street
cars. Mr. Daly says he proposes to
make a district of every section of the
Organization May Br Keqolred.
One of the most perplexing questions
will be whether or not the city shall
deal with the jitneys Individually or
force all to fc'et into an organization,
which would enable the carrying out
of a complete service, maintaining a
scliecult: of cars to unprofitable dis
tricts a-5 well as to districts where
passengers can be handled profitably.
Mr. Daly says if the Jitney drivers
are to be del' It with individually each
must be required to take out a license
and to select a route within a district.
The driver must be forced then to give
a regular service in his district. If he
were assigned to the Hawthorne dis
trict, for example, he would be forced
by the conditions of his license to op
erate to the end of his district and back
again regulurly. Failure to do this
would entail loss of license.
Mr. Paly says this system would en
taJl much trouble and probably would
not work out. The only alternative,
he says, would be to force the jitneys
to join a single organization with a
management that can handle the prob
lem of furnishing service throughout
the city. In doing this the concern
would have to protect Itself by seeing
to it that the machines operated regu
larly in nil directions. This, he says,
would not necessarily require the con
cern to have a franchise. He says it
could be handled by the license system,
tinder which the city might put the
whole concern or any individual mem
ber out of business.
Co-Oneratlon. Deemed Neeeaory.
"By having one organization." said
Commissioner Daly, "we would have
eontrol. I doubt whether the jitney
can be dealt with as an individual. One
thing is certain and that is jitney serv
ice must bo given to all districts. The
bitter must be taken with the sweet.
It might be impossible to require in
dividual drivers to lake long, unprof
itable runs under the individual li
cense system. With an organization,
however, the syst-m could be worked
on the co-operative basis, so that the
losses of one would be mado up by the
.oflts of the other, the same as the
street railway company."
Mayor Albee expressed the view that
the jitneys should not be permitted to
operate on the same streets as street
cars. "I have studied the problem both
from the seat of a Jitney and from the
platform of a streetcar." said Mayor
Albee. "and I leliee it is dangerous
to have this form of competition in the
streets. The jitney might operate in
the various parts of the city on streets
not coursed by the streetcar. In this
way the Jitney would be a real asset
In our system of transportation."
STORE IN SHERIFF'S HANDS
Ork-ers or Centralis Company Kile
Suit Against Manager.
CKNTRAU A. Wash.. Feb. 3. (Spe
cial. Sheriff Foster has taken charge
for three days of the local store of
the Consumers' Manufacturing & iSup
ply Company, the officers of whom
have been trying for a week to un
seat U. O. Hraden as local manager.
Yesterday they filed suit against
-Braden. for JlouO damages and put up
lit JSJOO bond for a writ of replevin
whereby they will retain possession of
the establishment at the end of three
days. Braden will put up a fight in
court to get back every dollar which
he paid for stock. Including the $700
he Is charged with being short.
Lrester D. ftoue and 1 iUebbins, both
of Taeoma. president and new man
ager, respectively, of the concern,
threaten to sue the police department
for false arrest when the two men
last week tried to eject Braden forci
bly from the local store.
SIX RAID CAPTIVES FREED
La Grande Court at Midnight Re
lease Accused Kooincrs.
I.A GRANDE. Or.. Feb.
a raid on
Six persons arrested
local rooming-houses Sunday morning
were freed In a midnight court ses
sion by Municipal Judge Kakin. who
pronounced the prisoners not guilty.
The raid involved two local rooming
houses, the police and Sheriff Hug
making the arrests.
The midnight session of the Munici
pal Court, at which six of the pris
oners were tried last night, was due to
the present session of Circuit Court
which engages the attorneys in Mu
Kvidence at the hearing alleged the
Oxford rooming-house to be a place of
unsavory reputation, but the court held
there was not enough evidence to con
vict. Three persons arrested in a raid
of the Blue Mountain House will be
JOHN G. FOSTER IS URGED
linker Pemocrat Suggested ror Post
master by Both Senators.
EAK.UH. Or., Feb. 5. (Special.)
John O. Foster today received a tele
gram from Senator Chamberlain an
nouncing that both Senator Chamber
lain and Senator Iane had sent to the
President a recommendation that Mr.
Foster be appointed postmaster of
Baker, to succeed William J. lachner.
Republican, whose term expired Febru
Mr. Foster has lived in Baker the
greater part of the time since 1869 and
continuously since 1892, being engaged
in the printing and newspaper busi
ness and. for a short time, in the mer
cantile business. He lived here first
from 1869 to 1S73 and later returned
in 1S91 and married a daughter of O.
P Ison. He moved here permanently
tlie following year, 1892. He was born
at The Dalles. His brother, George H.
Foster, at one time held the office of
Mr. Foster has never held office, but
has been a lifelong Democrat and his
appointment by a Democratic Admin
istration comes in recognition of many
years of service to his party. He has
always been active in party politics in
.FAVBERG CO-OPERATIVE GROW
ERS ELECT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
BuNioeK Estimated at ?33,3)S5 and Ket
Gain at Close of Season Fixed at
KtOOO, or 44 Per Cent. .
NEWBEKG. Or., Feb. 3. (Special.)
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Newberg Co-operative
Growers' Association yesterday the
board of directors were elected: W. T.
West, W. C. Wire, L. S. Otis, C. H.
Nicholls. J. W. Chambers, A. H. Dean,
O. B. Kippey, N. P. Nelson and John
The reports of the manager. J. W.
Chambers, and of Secretary Wolcott
showed that business was done to the
amount of 53.:85.10. For cans $10,220
was paid, and for sugar 1806.7. Straw
berries were shipped in crates to the
amount of 4245 crates and in barrels
Kxpressed in pounds other shipments
were as follows: Cherries, 59,326; black
caps. 74,313: red raspberries. 806; lo
gans. 235.8S0; apples. 148.866; pears,
12.263; beans. 34.786; squash, 157,041;
sundry fruits, 141.362.
There was paid for fruit and veg
etables more than 129.000 and for labor
last season was the first that the
cannery has been operated and the
statements made by the manager and
secretary were received with applause.
One of the stockholders, J. U. Smith,
expressed the sentiment of the stock
holders generally in saying that the
management was entitled to a vote of
thanks. It was shown that there will
be a net gain of more than J3000 when
the business for the year is closed, or
about 44 per cent on the amount of
cash paid in by the stockholders.
CO-ED SORORITIES WIN 1'12
Seven Oregon Girls Among Those
Pledged at AVasIiington.
UNIVERSITV OF WASHINGTON,
Seattle, Feb. 3. (Special.) One hun
dred and twelve co-eds, seven Oregon
girls among them, were pledged to
U'ashington s Greek letter sororities at
the end of a strenuous rushing season
Dorothy Case. '18. Alpha Phi; Doris
Smith. '18. Kappa Kappa Gamma; Vera
Cason. '17, Chi Omega; Frances Titus,
'18, Pi Bta Phi, and Marie Meich
ner, '18. Pi Beta Phi. were the Port
land girls that were honored. Norma
Holman. '18. Eugene, and Zella
Thompson, '18, Pendleton, were also
pledged to Kappa Kappa Gamma.
This was the first year that the
sororities have taied out semester
pledging, no organization being al
lowed to take in a freshman, except
sisters and first cousins, until the end
of the first semester. General dis
satisfaction in the semester system has
led tlie pan-Hellenics to return to the
matriculation pledging, which will go
into etfect this semester.
BANK RECEIVER ENJOINED
Distribution of $140,000 to Credi
tors Halted at Centralia.
TACOMA, Feb. 2. By decision of
Judgre Cushman, of the Federal Court,
today. C A. Knowden, receiver of the
United States National Bank of Cen
tralia, on petition of the City of Cen
tralia. is enjoined from distributing
$140,000 assets to the creditors and de
positors. The enjoinment is until the amount
of the claim of the city is determined,
so that the receipts of 551,000 for water
bonds and $2600 for a special deposit
DAILY" METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Feb. 3. Maximum temper
ature, 4ti degrees; minimum, 41 degrees.
River reading. S A. 34., 5.9 feet; change in
last 2 hours, 0.5 foot rise. Total rainfall,
5 P. M to 6 P. M., 26 inches; total rain
fall since September 1, 1914. 19.50 inches;
normal, 25.46 inches; deficiency, 6.96 inches.
Total sunshine, 43 minutes; possible, 9
hours 4S minutes. Barometer ( reduced to
sea, I evel 5 P. M., 19. 98 inches.
C 2 m -
si I I
if r ?
3 : :
Des Motne ...
Kansas City . .
l,r3 Angeles . . .
New Orleans . .
New York .
North Heart . . .
Walla Walia . .
OS 16' N
04 1 4 SE
O0 lL' SB
1 46 (I.
14 14 NW
04! 6 N
00 ! SE
01 :'0 XE
00. S SE
30 30 W
001 6 W
16 St SW
52, 4 SW
06, S S
SS 6 NW
10 IO SW
30 34 S
02 12 SW
34 12 SW
42 22 W
22 S SW
iO lO X
A portion of the California storm is now
central oer the Plains States and another
portion has moved north to British Columbia.
During the last 24 hours general rains have
fallen on the Pacific Slope and the follow
ing maximum velocitte occurred in this district-
North Head. 0 miles south; Seattle.
4" miles southwest, and Tacoma. 10 miles
south. The winds in the Sound country will
continue high tonight and probably mod
erate Thursdav. The temperatures have
risen In tlie Plains States and fallen in
Southeastern Idaho. I tah and Arizona.
The conditions are favorable for generally
fair weather in this district Thurs-iay except
in Weetorn Oregon and Western Washington,
where occasional rair.s will occur.
Portland and vicinity Occasional rain;
""ore'go'J ""-Washington-Probably fair
east, occasional rain-west portion; southerly
winds. , . . . .
. , , nmkahlu fair
J .kDWAitD A. BEAlS. District Forecaster.
MET HOLDS WELL
Wheat Prices Still Effected by
Slump in East.
SELLERS DO NOT RECEDE
Local Transfers Are Either at Tues
day's Values or Shade Better.
Barley and Oats Are Also
in Firm Hands.
The PortlSnd wheat market held up In
fine shape yesterday . in . the face of the
tumble at Chicago. The local market was
well supported and if anyone thought he
was going to get bargains on the exchange
he soon discovered his mistake. Prices here
were so far below the Eastern parity that
the reaction at Chicago had only one ef
fect and that was to stay the rapid local
The sales that were jnade on the Merchants-
Exchange were either at Tuesday's
prices or slightly over them. The trans
actions In detail were as follows:
5000 prompt fortyfold i -72
0000 prompt club a
3000 prompt Russian
5000 April fife
The white wheat sales noted above repre
sent -cent advances In each case, while
the red wheat sales were at the previous
days Quotations. The tendency of bids
elsewhere In the list was Irregular, but. the
offers were generally under these of Tues
day, particularly for bluestem, the bids for
which were reduced 1 to 3 cents.
There was the same Irregularity In the
oats and barley markets, which acted merely
in sympathy with wheat. No weakness was
exhibited by holders of either cereal.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants" Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
PYreLarnad..o---: 40 7 " "
seprdate.i2.i;;; 14 ?J
lear ago. . . .i-.o" -' ' j l a
.. f l:t 1
year ago.... s
Sea n to date. T.44 i 4-4
year ago. . . . 7.02O 4i)'
Seattle, Mon. -0 2
S0." 17 lo
ll 11 4
Vear ago. ...
year ago ... -. ; " ao.. ,,,,,
yiL 'ago "I 5.9 W W83
HIDE MARKET OS 15-CENT BASIS
Highest Price of Season Quoted and May or
5Iay Not le .viauiiuuieu.
i.u. m.,i,er ham iiMn raised a cent
ue luuc ,
a pound this week and is now on a lo-cent
basis. In some quar-ers it is u.su.
advance is only temporary. Eastern privaie
advices Just at hand say there has been ill
improvement recently in the leather trade
and a lack of activity is reported in the
Eastern hide markets, but a turn for the
better In leather would help hides. Other
dealers, however, figure that hides will con
tinue strong as long as the war lasts.
A Chicago report says oi tne snuauuu
Trading in domestic packer hides Is less
active than at any time since the close ol
. v,.t tha .T.nHanal strength that
has characterized the situation for a long
period continues as pronounced as ever.
eA,..ra nr thn situation this week is the
sale of 7000 January heavy native cows by
a large Chicago packer at ac, a
price for this selection, but otherwise no
trading has been revrted thus far. Ail
weight native cows are easily the strongest
i ..... !,,. list and are in smallest sup-
I OLH.J V. . ' -"
ply. but stocks of all varieties are limited
and only native steers are reported accumu
..!.. Tho. r held at l!5'Ac.. with now-
and then a couple of cars moved to some
tanner who Is short of hides, but mere i
whether the nackers will be
able to hold the market on this description
through the iongnaireo, gruooy u.o..w.
m i Marrll now practically at
hand. Butt brands have been the slow fea
ture of the branded list ana are in soiuo
ply. but other kinds are well sold up by
former trading and with the marked de
creasing of these ' packers are confident of
present values being maintained.
Domestic country hides are in a gen
erally steady and unchanged position. Tan
ners are far from urgent buyers, but when
ever they need stock have to pay the mar
ket price, although dealers have been gen
erally unsuccessful in securing the advancos
asked. Buds range 2uc to 20 c. with of
ferings at the outside figure. While up to
20 'ic has been asked right along, some
sales reported at this price aro unconfirmed
and generally discredited. Extremes in Chi
cago are generally quoted at 20 Vic for
good free of grub stock, and some fair to
good-sized lots were lately sold on this
basis that had been previously held at 21c."
HIGHER PKICES l'OB TERRITORY WOOL
Soda Springs Quarter-Blood Sells at 28
Cents at Boston.
Wool sales at Boston In the past week
amounted to about 4,000,000 pounds, foreign
and domestic. A large amount of Buenos
Aires lambs' wool, sold to arrive, figured
In the movement.
Territories were taken in a fairly liberal
way. Some choice Soda Springs quarter
blood is said to have changed hands at 38
cents, the highest price yet mentioned.
Further business is reported in fine and fine
medium territory at 19 to 21 cents and 25
to 27 cents for staple. The scoured basis
is quoted as follows: Fine staple, tf3 to Uo
cents; half-blood staple. 58 to 60 cents;
three-eighths-blood staple. 55 to 57 cents;
quarter-blood staple, 53 to 55 cents; cloth
ing, 5S to 02 cents for choice fine, with
average fine and fine medium, 5G to 58
LOCAL EGG MARKET IS STEADY
Receipts Are Not Large Enough, to Cause
There was no change in the egg market-
yesterday. The undertone was rather weak,
as the demand was backward, but receipts
were not large and holders were not dis
posed to shade prices further. The opinion
prevailed that the decline this week has
been somewhat too rapid.
There waa a moderate supply of poultry
and dressed meat on hand, for which the
demand was fair at generally steady prices.
There was more firmness In pork than in
There were no new developments in the
butter and cheese markets.
Green Produce Trade Brisk.
Fruit and vegetable trade has been good
all this week, and as it Is difficult to get
supplies from California, owing to the bad
weather there, local stocks have became
much reduced. The only Southern receipts
reported yesterday were a car each of sweet
potatoes and lemons. The market on South
ern products is generally firm and in some
lines advances can be looked for.
' Sugar Advance .Expected.
Refined sugar advanced 10 cents again
in the East yesterday, and local Jobbers axe
looking for a similar advance here tail
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as ioiu.
.. ..si.b63.li:S t ?9.312
1,633.29s 147. 1E7
.... 769.15 174, 2
r.nia. Flour. Feed.. Etc.
Iiauts Exchange, noon session,
, Kin. ABI.
!tem V" HI
Club 1.59 1-55
Rui Russian 1.42 1.4&
Red fire 1.46 1-47
No. 1 white feed 39.00 39.50
No. 1 feed ' 35.55 S$.0O
Brewing 35.2a 37.00
Bran 30.00 "31.00
Shorts 31.00 32.00.
March bluestem .. 1-54
April bluestem 1.55 1.60
May blueetem 1.57 1.62
March forty-fold 1.53 & l.j
April forty-fold l.B4fe 1-57
March club 1-51 !;?
April club 1-63 l so
March Red Russian ...... 1.44- 1.4b
April red Russian 1.4 l.4
March red fife l-4 1
April red fife l.W i-jf-
March oats 39.50 40.00
April oats 39.7a 41 00
Mav oatn 42.00
March feed barley 35. 7t 3i .00
April feed barley .... 36So
FLOUR Patents, $7 a barrel; tralbt,
$6.20; whole wheat. $7.20; graham. T.
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran. $30,500
31.50 per ton; short, $32.50033.50; rolled
CORN White, $37 per ton; cracked, $38
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $!4S16;
Valley timothy. $12.50; grain hay, $10012;
Fruits and egetables.
Local jobbing quotation;
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels.
$1.752.5 per box; Japanese, per box, 00c
$1 ; lemons, $3 & 3.50 per box; bananas,
44c per pound; grapefruit. $3.50; pins
apples, 7c per pound; tangerines, $1.25 psr
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothouse
$1.25gL&0 dozen; eggplant. 810c pound;
peppers, $4 per crate; artichokes, 85iOo
per d3zen; tomatoes, $1.75 per crate; cab
bage, 11c per oound: beans, 12o per
pound; celery, $2.50 per crate; cauliflower,
$2 23 per crate; sprouts, Sc per pound;
head lettuce, l.S5fc2 per crate; squash,
1 V- c per pound.
GREKN FRUITS Apples, 73c $1.50 per
box; caaabas, $1.05 per crate; grapes, $3.50
per barrel-: cranberries, $11 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon, $lL5 per sack;
Yak i ma, $1.10 1.15 ; sweet potatoes, 2 , c
ONIONS Oregon, selling price $1 per sack,
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots, $1.25 per
sack; beets, $1.1:5 per sack; parsnips, $1.25
Iairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch case count,
25to-tc; camiied, 27(280.
POULTRY Hens, ll$il2c; broilers, 1S
20c; turkeys, dressed, 21c; live, 18c; ducks.
130 14-: geese, ll&12c
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 3ic
per pound in case lots; He more in less
than case lots; cubes, 25 26c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets, jobbers buying
price, 15c per pound, f. o. b. dock, Portland;
Young Americas, 10c per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 1112c per pound.
PORK Block, 9c per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
talis, $2.30 per aozen; half-pound 'flats.
$1.50; one-pound riats. $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound talis, $1.05.
PI ONE y Choice, $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 15! 24c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, 15 24c; almonds, i3
Qi24c; peanuts, Oc; cocoanuts, $1.0O per
uozen; pecans, l9(0-2Oc; chestnuts, 12 15c
BEANS Small white, 6c; large white,
6c; Lima, c; pink, 5c; Mexican. 6c;
bayou, 6 Vic.
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, tS33a
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $5.95; beet,
$5 7.1; extra c, $55; powdered, in barrels,
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; half
ground, 100s, $10.75 per ton; 50s, $11.50 per
ton; uairy, $14 per ton.
KJCE Southern head. 646c; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, 4c.
DKIEU FRUITS Apples, c upr pound;
apricots, 13(&15c; peaches, sc; prunes, Ital
ians, fe9c; raisins, loose Muscatels, 3c; un
bleached Sultans. 7c; seeded, 8c; dates,
Persian, 10c per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hops, Wool, Hides, Ete.
HOPS lui. crop, 10 (a-12 c; 1013 crop,
HIDES Salted hides, 15c; salted bulls,
10c; salted kip, 15c; salted salf, 19c; green
hides, 13 c; green bulls, 9c; green kip, 15c;
gren calf, 19c; dry hides, 6c; dry calf, 28c
WOOL Valley, ZO&ZZv, Eastern Oregon,
15 H -uc, nominal.
MOHAIR 1914 clip, 27c per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 4c per
PlLTS Dry long wooled pelts, 13c; dry
short wooled pelts, 10c; dry shearings, each,
10&15c; salted shearings, each, 15&2oc;
dry goats, long hair, each, 124l2c; dry
goat ehearinss. each, lt)&)20c; salted sheep
pelts, February, $11.50 each.
HAMS All sizes. 1718c; skinned, 17
,18c; picnic, 12c; cottage roll. I3c;
BACON Fancy, 72Sc; standard, 23
24c; choice, 1722c; strips, 17c.
DRY SALT Short clear backs, 1315c;
exports, lo& 17c; plates, 11&13c
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle rendered,
12ic; standard, 12c; compound, 8c
BARREL GOODS Mess beef, $23; plate
beef S24.50; brisket pork, $28.50; pickled
pigs' feet. $12.50; tripe, $9.50ll.$O;
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, 10c; special drums or bar
rels. I3jAc; cases, 17&20C
TVSOLiNE Bulk, lc; cases, 30c; en
gine distillate, drums, 7c; cases, 14 c;
naptha, drums, 12c; cases, 19c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels. 71c; raw,
cases, 70c; boiled, barrels. 73c; boiled,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 60c; in cases,
67c; 10-case lots, lc less.
HOG PRICES ADVANCING
BU1URS PAY MORE WITH SMALL
Top Grade Selling "t ".25 it Xorth
Portland Yard. Cattle
Trade I. Quiet.
A slowing down of hog liquidation in the
Northwest is being accompanied, by a
strengtuenlnj,- of values generally. Yester
day 15 cents was added to the price in the
local market, putting tops at B.7.2S. Only
three cars were received at the yards.
The cattle market was quiet. Two loads
of good steers sold at n.o, ana a load oi
cows"at $0. The sheep market is nominal
Kecetpts were 100 cattle and 327 hogs.
With cattle C. F. Walker. Idaho Falls.
1 car; F.obert Wiley. Redmond, 1 car; W.
tvrtc-hf. Ketimond. 1 car.
With hogs Frye & Co., Echo. 1 car; Rus
sell usborn, Keaowjuu, A ci .
son, Gateway, 1 car.
With mixed loads H. H. Taylor. Vader,
Wash.. 1 car cattle and hogs.
THn rinv's .:4l: were as follows:
Wt. Pricej Wt. Price
Shoes.. 1K i.23 2 cows... S70 W.'OO
5hors.. 7.'Jji 1 cow.... tlSO :i-00
3'i hogs . '2nt 7.51 Scows... 5.O0
1 steers. J90 7.50) 27 hogs.. . KI7 Clio
.: Eir. 1105 7.501 ticows... 95 5.00
25 cows.". 1155 ti.0'; 1 cow JvtO ti.OO
'2 cows. . &- o.oot ; cows. . . u uu
n cows. . 80 ts.oo" 6 hogs... jr.:: 7.10
lcow... s: ) 00; l!l hogs.. . 11 C-2j
1 Trtrt 4. OO: .:; hoas. .. 215 1.'2o
lbull.'.! ltKX) i-00' 25 hogs.. . 150 7.00
Prices current at xue aocai siucj'ua uu
the various classes of stock: ;
Prime steers 7.50S.OO
Choice steers '
Medium steers .i.'7.5
Choice C3WS G.00b.Su
Medium cow '.9,
Heavy , --
Ewes i o-f-l"
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 3. Hogr
ReceiDts. 4600: market, higher. Heavy,
pigs, o.508.50; bulk of sales.
$8.90 o tKB5- ...
Cattle Receipts. 44O0; market, slow. Na
tive steers, -j.2i&S.25: Western steers. 3.73
6 4.75: calves. t7.2S.
" h;p Receipts, 13.000; market, active.
Yearlings. $7S.i5: Jamba. $S.50fc&.9.
f bi age Live&tock Market.
CHICAGO. Feb. 2. Hogs Kecetpts, 10.
000: market, strong, 10 cents abov. vaster,
day's average. Bulk of sales, f, it 7.1;
heavy. tf.C57.J5; pis, ?5.60S.70.
Cattle Receipts. 40O0; market, firm. Na
tive steers, 5.SO 9.S3 : Western steers. 1 5.2
67.70: calves. 8fll.23.
slleep Receipts, SO00; market, strong.
Sheep, J6.155j7.10; lambs, i.659.15.
STOCK TRADE DULL
Wall-Street Market Is in Pro-
OPERATIONS BY SHORTS
Steel Holds Its Own Without Trou
ble Sales for Foreign Account
' Are Small Wide Advance
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The outstanding
feature of today's dull ana Irregular stock
market was tho extremely professional
character. Trading was almost entirely
given over to the faction which continued
its operations on the bear side, judging
from the quiet but persistent pressure upon
the leading issues for the greater part of
tho session. .
United States Steel, which led yesterday a
rise, kept well above its new minimum,
most of the selling concentrating upon
Reading and Canadian Pacific. These stocks,
particularly Reading, showed some heavi
ness in the Loudon market, where the in
ternational list, with few exceptions, tended
toward a lower level. Selling for foreign
account here was not sufficiently large to
affect quoted values.
There were some contrary movements In
the industrial and special Blocks, petroleum
shares adding to recent gains on reports
of another advance In the price of the crude
product. Fertilizer issues also scored sub
stantial advances, while the sugar stocks
declined precipitately during mid-session.
Closing prices In many Instances were below
yesterday's. National Biscuit and Missouri
Pacific developing sudden weaknesB.
Bonds were Irregular. Total sales, par
value, yl.0e9.000. United Slates bonds were
unchanged on call, tut the --s and 4s gained
on actual transactions.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low. Bid.
Alaska Gold .. '10 2SU sy 2
Amal Copper... 600 jjl's .jy
Am Beet Sugar. 3,.iM JM4 Si jliK:
American Can.. 4,700 2S!4 2; J4 -JVs
Am Smel & Ret 300 02 81? 61
do preferred - J"
Am Sugar Ret.. 6.SH0 losa; 1O0 loh
Am Tel & Tel.. 1.2U0 J20-K 120K J20V
Am Tobacco 2ol
Anaconda Mtn.. S00 27 K 27 -
Atchison l.SOO 04 01V4
Bait Si Ohio
Brook R Tran.. 400 SRV 87 hi Ki
California Pet.. 2.2UO 20 Itlfc 20
Canadian Pac. I,0 158 SMs 15 1
Central Leather 300 34 34 V 34
Chcs i Ohio .. 300 44 44 43
Chi Gt West J1V4
c, M 4 St Paul 300 88 88 fcS
Chicago & N W 120
Chino Copper "
Col Fuel & lrnn 2o Vt
Col & Southern 2u
D fc R Grande
do preferred.. 200 11 11 11
Distillers' Secur 1'4
Erie 3,100 23 2 22'i
Gen Electric .. 400 142 142 141Vj
Gt North pr ... 200 115 115 115
Gt North Ore .. 700 30 !4 30 20Vi
Guggenheim Ex S00 51 51 53;
Illinois Central 10S
Interbor Met pf 1,200 544 53i 53i
Inspiration Cop l,si
Inter Harvester f2
K C Southern 22 ',4
Lehigh Valley.. '00 135 133 135 'i
Louis & Nash.. 11,000 75 74 U 75
Miami Copper.. 200 18 ' 1" lSvi
Mo. Kan & Tex 1.WI0 11 10 M?i
Mo Pacific 4.S00 11 11 liy
Nat Biscuit 400 127V4 124 123
National Lead 46
Nevada Copper. 300 12i 12'i
N Y Oentr.-il ... 700 R i SHi K'.lt-
N Y N H & H.. S00 51 50 50
Norfolk & Wes 102 Si
Northern Pac. 000 1 04 103 76 lOHVi
Pacific Mail 10
Pac Tel Sc Tel 2
Pennsylvania ... I.lu0 106 105 105
Puil Pal Car 152 '4
Ray Con Copper 2.500 174 17V 174
Reading 20,700 146 145 14Ht,
Repub I & S 10 Hi
Rock Island Co
do preferred 1 '.j
St L & S F 2 pf 3H
Southern Pac .. 2,100 8.1 a S5; fr,.
Southern Ry ... 1.100 1K Ki1! T:'i
Tenn Copper .. 2.300 SOVi 2H 2v,
Texas Company 200 134 134 134
Union Pacific .. 700 12014 110U 110
do preferred.. 500 81 80 KO'j,
U e Steel 18,800 40 40 4'i'i
do preferred.. S00 103?i J:ti 103'.
Utah Copper ... 1,500 54 53 53
Wabash pf 2
Western Union.. 2.100 MH BSj 04
Westing Elec .. S00 10 71V 703i
Total sales for the day. 153,900 shares.
U S Ref 2a, reg. 09 !N Y C G 3s. b 80
do coupon.... 99 (Nor Pac 3s 04
V S 3s. reg 10H4! do 4s 92
do coupon. i01:o Pac 4s 82
U S N 4s, reg..H0 Union Pac 4s.... 5-(,
do coupon. .. .110-!
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. Mercantile paper,
3ai4 per cent.
Sterling exchange steady at decline. Sixty
day bllis, 1M.N2; for cables. $4.8415; for de
Bar silver, 48c.
Mexican dollars, 37c.
Government bonds, steady; railroad bonds,
Time loans, steady; GO days. 2'22 per
cent: 00 days. 2 &3 per cent; six months,
SfriHt per cent.
Call money, firmer. High. 2U per cent:
low, '2; ruling rate, 2; last loan, 214; closing
bid, 2; offered at 2i .
SAN FRANCISCO! Feb. 3. Silver bars,
48c; drafts, sight, lc: telegraph, 4c.
Weekly Bank Clearuijrs.
Bank clearings in the United States for
the week ending January 2S, as reported to
Bradstreefs, aggregate $2.978. 81 7,000,
against $3,103,650,000 in the previous week
and ?3.72,136,0 in the same week last
year. Following are the returns for the
week, with percentages of change from the
same week last year:
New York $1,674 24.1.000 30.2
Chicago 2H3.5SO.OOO 7.3
Philadelphia 140.tl4ii.OO0 6.3
Boston 132.2os.0M0 .... 17.8
St. Louis - 75,i:Ui,U0O 8.1
Kansas City 73.40U.OO0 S2. ....
Pittsburg 48.133. (Mio 7.S
San Francisco 44.G2,rtm .0 ....
Baltimore 31.845.WM 14.7
Minneapolis 25.060,000 22.2
Detroit 19.971.000 .... 17.3
Cincinnati 22.772.0OO 22.1
Cleveland 24.371.000 3.0
Los Angeles 1T.I30,K0 14.6
New Orleans l.44.:.-oK 8.6
Omaha 10,727.000 1
Milwaukee 10.15.1.000 4.7
Atlanta 14,522.01.0 14.1
Louisville 12.:iu7.ixw 4
Seattle 10.0S1.O00 8.1
Buffalo 10.22.i0 3.6
St Pajl 10.94O.llO0 14.7
Portland. Or. B.S64.0UO 5.0
Salt Lake City ... 3.242,000 . 8
Spokane 3.001.000 1U.2
Oakland 3.097.OOO 4.7
Tacoma 1.672"t0 .... 4.3
Sacramento l.B5S.M10 5.2
San Diego 1,841,000 6.5
SAN FBANC3SCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Current In Bay City on Fruits, Vege
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 3. Butter
Fancy creamery, 26 tic; seconds,' 25 fee.
j.jggs r'ancy ranch. 23 e: pullets, 22c.
Cheese New. 10lS:c; Young Americas.
13U.tJ14V-c; Oregon, 14c.
Vegetables F.cll peprers, J 9c; do.
Chile, 686c; string beans. 2 55 3c; hothouse
cucumbers, 75c51.25; eggplant, 5&7c
Onions Yellow, Oc
Fruit Lemon, fancy, $2.252.50; choice,
$1.75&2; standard. $1.5Dt$1.75; bananas,
Hawaiian, $1.2a1.75; pineapples, do. $1.59
3; California apples, Newtown Pippins.
65c6$l; Bellfleura. 50075c; Baldwins, 500
75c; Wlnesaps, 5075c; do. Oregon, New
town Pippins. $11.25; Wlnesaps, S0c$L15;
Potatoes Burbanks. Salinas, $1.752.10;
delta. $l.lo1.30; Oregon, $1.60; sweets,
Receipts Flotr. 12,242 quarters; barley.
117,783 centals; potatoes, 14.650 sacks; hay,
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Feb. S. Turpentine
firm. 41 cents. Sales. 187 barrels; re
ceipts, 75 barrelB; shipments, none; stock.
Rosin firm. Sales, 1I3 barrels; receipt,
lrss barrels; shipments, none; stocks, 188.
g6S barrel. Quote: A. B, C, D. E. F, O.
$3 to $3.05; H, $3.0$ to $3.15; I. $3.25: K.
J3.40: M. $4.25: r, $4.25; N, $5.30; W(i
$5.70: WW, 5 S.
London Wool Sales.
fcONDON, Feb. S. At the wool auction
sales today 7400 bales were offered. Buying
was brisk, the home trade and that of
America and France keeping the market
StrOnS. BCHPia .irouiuu, uu
greasy merinos, which were quoted at from
LADD & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
1 i o jo per cciii aiau uiu c. -
over the December price. Finest greasy
cros-breds underwent little change from
the December quotations.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. The coffee market
closed at a net loss of 11 to 14 points. -ales,
12.750 bats. February. 3.84c; March.
April. 5.97c: Mav. .06c; June. 6.04c; July.
7. USe; August, 7.17c; September, 7.60c; Oc
tober, 7.S3e; November, 7.3tc; December,
' spot. Irregular. Rio Ts, 88c; Santos
4s, 0c. .
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The cotton market
closed steady at an advance of 2 to 4
pinta February. 8.25c; March, 85Sc; May,
8 t-2c; July. 8.01c, August, 8.09c; Septamber,
9.17c; October. 8.25c; December, U.38c; Jan.
Spot cotton, quiet. Middling uplands,
S.6UC. Sales, none.
NEW YORK. Feb. 8. Copper firm. Elec
trolytic. 14.87r; reeling. 14.6JC. London,
spot copper, f63; futures, 63 10. '
Lead steady, 3.76 J. Sic. London, 18 ICS
Spelter ateadv, 7.S708.l:c; London. 37
New York Sugar Market.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. Raw sugar firmer.
Centrifugal 4.33; molasses, 3.56; refined
firm. 10 pofnLa higher. Cut loiif, 6.15;
crushed, 6.05: mold A, S.70; rules. 5.50;
XXXX powdered, ft.4: powdered, 5.33: line
granulated, 5.25: dlamood A, 5.25; confec
tioners' A. 5.13; No. I, 5.00.
Dries Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. Evaporated apples
quiet. Prunes quiet and steady. Apricot
and peaches steady. Raisins, neglected.
Duluth Lwxeed Market.
DULUTH. Feb 3 Linseed, cash, $1.8S
GL00: May. $1-S9':: September, $1.90.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Feb. 3. Butter Unchanged.
Egs Receipts, 5118 cases, unchanged.
WHEAT BREAKS IN EAST
CHICAGO M ARKET XEARI.Y 6 CESTS
DOWN AT CLOSE.
Rvaors ot Probable Opening; of Dar
danelles anil Peace Talk Are
CHICAGO. Feb. S. Ligutninu-llkc breaks
and a Btartline bulge, covering an extra
ordinary ranre of fc1 cents, demoralized
the wheat market today and finally left
price unstrung at 4 to 5 cents under
last night. Other net losses were: Corn.
24c to 22jc; outs, lyktv'2c to 24c. and
provisions 5 to 20 cents.
In a selling panic at the outset May
wheat, which was not ao actively traded in
as July, tell 8fce to S1.56-V and then, but
onlv for a few minutes, shot skyward to
$1.66, a new high record of the war season.
Wild rumors of immediate probable open
ing of the Dardanelles and of a beginning
of negotiations for peace were what chiefly
caused the collapse of wheat at the start.
Stoppage of export demand was responsible,
in the main, lor subsequent depression. It
being said that steamship companies were
meeting enrenslve and difficult require
ments on account of German submarine at
Heavy calls for margins on speculative
holdingsihad put tb wheat trade oi a po
sition where only a spark was nejeded to
bring about wildfire selling on the part of
dealers unable to stand tlie severest strain.
Besides, the recent advance had squeesed
out short sellers and left the market with
out support until substantial warehouse con
cerns and similar interests were called on
to lend a hand. Fresh speculative buying,
which on previous days had been so Influ
ential on new upturns, was lacking, how
ever, m the latest instance of a bulge, and
there was evident a decided movement by
conservative firms to let wheat alone as
much as possible, and to coin tne invest
ments more strictly to coarse grain and
provisions. Margin calls of - nt"
bushel on wheat were not unusuala rate
said to exceed any ever previously asked
UCornC'reistod soiling pressure better than
wheat, although rural offerings of corn to
arrive showed an increase and there was
no urgent ahipping inquiry from the East
Oats! like corn, followed tho general lead
fATlhepVovisions. as -ell as grain, closed
at a. decline a compared with last n.ght.
The leading future ranged as follow.
July .$1.60 $1.
. .S4k -S5
. .no't .i
. .57 -58
Mav 11.60 11 60 11.42
juiy :::::. i.824
- t aen prices rB,-. -
Wheat. No. 3 red, $1.5861. 60
Corn. No. 4 yellow. 74. 6c; .o. 4
75&?s:6No. 3 wttite. 58.ift59.ic;
white, S' 59HC
Rye. No. 2. $1.39.
Barley. S1 3 Mc
Clover, $12.50jj 15.00.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 3. Wheat Xo. 1
hard l.sai : Xo- 1 Northern. Cl.laVs tt 1-5.
Mav. $1.50 bid.
Corn. No. 3 yellow. HtWie.
Oats, No. 1 white. . 3 G one.
Flax, $1.S7tj fu.1.0054.
Barlev. 7SIJ87 cent.
Rve. $1.27 61.2$.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3. Wheat Ship
Parley $1.5714ff1. 8216; shipping and
brewing, $1.2 Vi t! 1.67 fc-
Oat Red, $1.62 '.4 & 1.70.
Call board sales: .... , .
Barley December, $1.50 l.ul4 asked;
Piuret ttoasd Wheat Market.
CE tTTI E Feb 8. Wheat Bluestem,
$1 5S; Turkey red, $L45: fortyfold. $1.50;
club $1.4S: Fife. $1.47; red Russian, $1.41.
c-aV e!pt Wnt 8, oat. .
barley 3. hay 16. Hour 8.
TACOM Feb. 3. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.55; forty-told. 1.53; club. $1.62; red flfs,
car recejpts Wheat 13: barley. 1; oat,
1; hay. 18.
Record Wl-eat Price at Tacom.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 3. A e of 10.
000 bushels of bluestem whet for prompt
delivery was made In Tacoma yesterday t
$1.55. This Is the highest price ever
SURVEY FOR ROAD BEGUN
Section of Columbia Highway Near
, Hood Kiver to Cue Tunnel.
HOOD RIVER. Or., Feb. 2. (Special.)
' j. A. KUiott. the engineer who .ias
been in charge or the construction of
Hood River County's portion of the Co.
lumbia Hltrhway, today began a survey
of Mitchell's Point, west of the city,
where some of the heaviest work of the
entire route will be encountered.
Lea than a mile of the road here
will cost $50,000. It will be necessary
to cut a long: tunnel through aoltj rock,
and the highway will pass throuKh ar
cade rut out of (he rock overlvokmu
the Columbia Hivcr.
LACK OF SNOJVIS BENEFIT
Kitnt-lirrs in linker I'oaiiljr Haulm
Two Vt-nr- Suiil In One.
B.VKEII, Or. Kcb. 3. l.prolnl )
Handlers Iti tho rntlre I'ppcr Burnt
Klvcr country are taking advanlaa: t
the lack ot uo;v. hili I Jut lccp
cnotiRh fr itood ledllnir. to haul an
altlltiHHl year supply of otxl from
the Burnt River Mountain.
lxu-Kinjr operation have nbo born
conducted all W Inter at tho majority or
the cutnps which ordinarily have nu:
down because of the heavy snows.
Isocline Kirr Thought lnTiidlr .
LOSTIXK. Or., lib. . (Special. J.
V. Drlght's hall, a two-slorr frame
building- In lxwtlne. wh burned to
the ttround eajly Monday. The Ion In
estimated at $-000. Willi no Inauram-r.
A moving picture machine bclonRtiiK
to Oliver Wood suit doslroyed. l
the phoiosrraph Kallery of I'rrd Kd
vardK. It Ik the belief of Mr. HrlRht
and others that the blame, wan hi'-vn-dtary.
linker to Hate 1'nrmrrs' Coiirc.
HAKI'.K, Or., Feb. S. (Special.) A
short course for farmer will be plvrn
in Uakcr. February 1". 1 "d IS. with
prnfesKorsi from Orriron Agricultural
Collewc, who are touriiiK this Krrtinn.
pivint; a series of lecture at the Otv
Hall. Many farmer have evprerd
interest In the course, which ha been
indorse.! by the official of tho Farm
ft Uuaiuiii in l.'l 'J J
i i You are losing
to ave money
the value of
by not using
ment. THAI tulJr'.KS' U II.
Compagni Oenerale Tranvatlantlqae.
Sailings for HAVRE
NIAGARA Ft-, 13,3 P.M.
ROCHAMBEAU Ftb. 20, 3 P. M.
ESPAGX E Feb. 27, 8 P. M.
CHICAGO Mar. 6, 8 P. M.
FOR INFORMATION Al'VUT
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JLjSL Honolulu and South Seat
10,0lJ.ton AMI UK 45 HlC4intr JUtrd Llti.xK Ml All
$110 Honolulu i?di .Sydnfj, $337i0
Kor Honolulu Feb. 1". March 2. Mn.h
1$. March Co, April 13. April May 11.
Kor Kydnev I'll". 10. MNl-ih lo. April II.
My 11. June s. Jiilv . Aim 3, nil. 31.
Ot KAMC M lAMMIIf .
1:t Matkrt hi ., tn $inl.
AMI RMtEK.I '
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Tahiti and Vtelllt'itton Hum n ITurKro,
Keb. S ilar. 3. Mar. HI. and every 2k da.
Union steambtp ( Near geald. Ltd.
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leave Ta lor-nt. dfrk Mon.. Wed., l'ri
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w'v lutidiiigK, rMrrvliiK" freiBht H'I
paMentiei!'. He! ttrtiltip. leave Tha
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