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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, 3L1ITC1T 13, 1915.
Portland Observes Day and
Fish Occupies Place at
Head of All Tables.
TRADE'S GROWTH PICTURED
day by Judge A. E. Rice In the Lewis
County Superior Court the stockhold
ers of the defunct Union Loan & Trust
Company are directed, to appear before
him on May 24 and show causo why
they should not be assessed, the full
nt of their liabilities, amounting
000. Several of the stockholders
outside the state and are entitled
to 60 days notice, otherwise the hear
ing could be held in 20 days.
Receiver Galvln will file suit against
the receiver of the United States Na
tional Bank for J1000. Mrs. Galvin says
that the latter Institution is indebted
to the Union Loan Company for ?17.
998. while Receiver Titlow, of the Na
tional Bank, contends the debt is only
Receiver Galvin will declare another
dividend of 10 per cent within the next
few davs. as several of the heaviest
debtors of the bank are beginning to
Judge Munly Kecites Development
of Indu-trv and Speaks of
Wealth Vet Untouched JIart
for Goods Is Mentioned.
OATS ARE WANTED
Inquiry in North for Shipment
th contract market, "but grower are hold-
Advance In Sugar Today.
. There was a 16-cent advance in the East
ern sugar market yesterday and prices on
the Coast will have a similar rise this morn
Ins. The new cane granulated quotation
will bo SS. 45. But for unsettled local con
ditions tbe market would stand at 16.60.
MOTOR SHARES LOSE
LOCAL MARKET IS STEADY SS."::.:::i::.::::.::.:: "SI
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as loliows:
Portland S1.HH1.T83 118.1:'.0
Seattle Z,272,T3 345,170
Advances Scored Early Are
MARKET LEFT TO ITSELF
Wheat Prices Firm With Ilg-ht Trad
ing California Buyers Are In
terested, but Quotations Are
Too High for Orientals.
PORILA.M MARKJET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour. Feed, Etc
Merchants' Kxchange, noon session.
I Bluestem $ 1.41
Red Russian i.;in
RECEIPTS ARE LIBKRAL FOR THIS
TIME OF WEEK.
No. 1 white feed
No. 1 feed ......
Beat Light Hon Are Readily Disposed
f at S7.25 Cattle Sell Wlth
la Former Range.
The market was steady in all lines at the
stockyards yesterday. Receipts amounted
to 11 loads and were larger than usual at
Portland save fitting attention yes
terday, as did all of the other leading
cities of the United States, to the
-.nnH ,mnn which represent an
lr.di.strv involving about $20,000,000 an
Northwest, for yester
day was the official National canned this time of week.
lalmon day I There wore no changes in prices.
The principal observance was at thel steers offered brought fi.io to $7
mectins of the Portland Transporta-I few calves sold at 16.75 to ts.50.
tion club which was held at the Mult- AH the choice light hogs on sale were
nomah Hotel at 12 o'clock. Transporta-I taken at .7.25. No sheep were on hand.
tion clubs of the entire country have Receipts were 113 cattle, & caives and 601
made a point in the past few years to hogs. Shippers were
rive special observance to canned sal- With cattie stlllwell & Proffltt, Baker.
mon day and this year the Portland 3 CBrs. y,r 0 -welch. North Powder, 1 car
Club, like the cluba ot oilier cities iuk w. H. Mockler, Ontario. 1 car.
did not happen to nave tneir oay i with hogs Tim Lydston, Weiaer, 1 car:
meeting on Friday, postponed its Grover Bros., Ontario. 1 car; Joe Hantak,
lnr -until yesterday, so that the ceie-1 Beatty, 1 car; J. D. Iinsmorel
bration could be held in fitting manner.
Industry's Growth Recited
Jude M. G. Munly. the speaker of
the day. outlined the history oi m
salmon canning industry on the Pacific
Coast from its beginning, showing that
the industrv on the Columbia. Puget
Snnnri and in Alaska since it was be
run has amounted to more than o50.-
00.000. In little more than two decades.
The industrv in 1913 alone dishursea
iTnnnnna to fishermen, is.ooo.oou to
cunerv workers. J3.500.000 to trans
portatlon. J2.640.000 to tin plate manu
r.Mur.ra Sl.8g0.000 to box manufac
turers, and amounts ranging from J900,-
000 to S350.000 amonn farmers, pro
ducers of metals, netting, oil. canning
machinery, shipbuilding and label print-
"flrnt Is the industry. ne ne- unoice cows
elared. "it is still, one may say. only l ""
in its Deginnmg. jhh. iiuwh v. i nulls
Pacific Ocean inclosed between me staggs
.. .;-. - A.I- mnA America and lV-I lloas-
Ing north of a line from the mouth or
the Columbia to Japan, called some-1 K1,r
times the Gulf of Alaska. Is the richest I Wethers
With mixed loads C. E. Lucke, Molalla, 1
car cattle and hogs; t. G. Koplin, Plain
view, 1 car cattle, calves and hogs.
Tbe Gay s saies were as xouows:
1 bull .
1 cow .
1 cow .
1 cow .
1 Etas '
4 hogs .
2 hogs .. .
4 hugs. . .
85 hogs . .
1 hog . . .
1 hog ...
36 hogs . .
38 hogs .. .
1 hog . . .
0 hogs . .
&2 hogs . .
llOKH . . .
1 cow . . . ,
'- cslves .
'1 calves .
There was not much doing In the local I Shorts .
wheat market yesterday, but the market was I April bluestem 1.42
firm throughout and prices were on a higher May bluestem 1.4414
May rortytoia 1.4
basis. Merchants' Exchange sales were as
n.. I APrll dub 1.4W
I May club ml"
April red Russian 1.3:1
May red Russian l.JtO
5000 bushels prompt Russian 1.30 1 April red fife 1.34
. . , . May rod fife 1.H7
viud ior pronipi. ui.y '-' - Aprjl oatg
2-cent advance and the April delivery was May oats 31.00
a cent higher. Prompt red Russian was W.W
imhan nih.p IcImHk rannd from the FLOUR Patents. t737.'20
. . . .. hi-h... .,,. I stralgnts, o.ou; wnoie wneat, si.zu; granam, i oteei ae iron preivrreu.
Thursday to 1V4 cents higher, with In point of fact today's market was left
Feature of Foreign Kxchangc Is
Break In Italian Llres Iarge
Loan Believed to Be Impend
ing Banks Gain in Cash.
NEW YORK, March 12. The market for
securities displayed less resistance to selling
pressure today, some of the speculative fa
vorites declining over a point on moderate
offerings. Heaviness was most pronounced
In the afternoon, the motor shares yielding
practically all the ground gained during
the morning session.
General unsettlement occurred In the final
dealings, when it became known that the
directors of the Southern Railway had de
cided to pass the dividend on the preferred
stock, which broke five points to 4j. two
points above ts minimum. At the same
ifin. n n in, ti r-i.tn on t was made of the sun-
pension of the dividend on Sloss-Shetfield
bluestem, next to club, showing the most I MILLPEED Spot prices: Bran, J2T.50
eajn i zs.ov per ton; snorts, tv.ov; roiiea Dariey,
Tho steady condition of the European mar- I rXti '
kets was shown by the sale or tne ciud cargo i per ton.
of the Swedish ship Svlthold, now loading on I HAY Eastern Oregon timothy. $141
-Whole, $35 per ton; cracked, $36
valley timothy, J 12 'a la. .'H; grain hay, ClOgf
ix; aitana, fiz.uu 13.au.
Prices current at
fishing ground In tbe world-
Part of 'Wealth In touched.
"We have developed our salmon can
ning industry to a large degree, it is
true, but we have not yet more than
touched the cod fishing and halibut
industry, and these. I believe, are des
tined to become enormous wealth-producing
factors in the industry of the
"A greatly as we have developed our
salmon canntnir Industry, there re
mains an enormous amount to be donel la 83.
in developing the market. The sale of
canned salmon today is confined almost
wholly to America, Great Britain and
the British colonies. At this time there
i9 not a pound of canned salmon sold
on the Continent of Europe. Movements
auch aa this canned salmon day cele
bration have an advertising value of
Mr. Munly paid deep tribute to R. D.
Hume, the pioneer In the canning In
dustry and the Inventor of much of the
labor-saving machinery now used in
salmon canneries, and H. K. McGowan,
who. with Mr. Hume, has been one of
the most important workers in the held
of Interesting the Government In sal-
men propagation and protection.
Hotels aad Cluba Serve.
George Nlelson was chairman of the
day and representatives of all of the
commercial organisations of the city
tno local stockyards on
the various classes OI stock
Prime steers J7.50eT.75
Choice steers T.25wT.vO
Medium steers 8.7jJ 21
6.0(1 . 40
Omaha Uvestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb., March II. Hogs
Receipts, 16.000; higher. Heavy, J6.6&9
tt.75; llj-'ht. .65ffl:6.7.-: pigs, Ju.5"tm.o0
bu k of sa es. .H7 Ci ti.72 V..
Cattle Receipts. 2ouo; strong. .Native,
$C.0'Ti S.40: cows and heifers. $5.25
G7; western steers, S6gn7.6.; Texas steers,
J.87.80; cows and hellers, $4.756.50
Sheep Receipts. 1UOO0; strong. Year
lings, JS.50SS; wethers, J7.60; lambs.
Chicago nvestork Market.
CHICAGO. March 12. Hogs .Receipts,
19,000; strong; mostly 10c above yester
day's average. Bulk. JS.7OmS.S0; light,
$6. 55&6.8S; mixed, JS.56 4c6.S71i; Heavy,
J6.25&6.S214; rough, J6.25fit.40; pigs, J5.60
cattle Receipts, touo; steaay. rvative
steers, J5.70'8.75; western. Jj7.!fi; cows
and helters. J3.3e7.0; caives, xs.2aw.,o.
Sheep Receipts. 6000; slow, sneep, 7V
1.10; yearlings, 7.76i'; lambs, S7.6910.
WATER POWER TALK GIVEN
Senator Tells Jovians That Bills
Meant Prohibition in West.
"Tbe various bills presented in the
recent session of Congress lor the
attended and participated in the pro-1 regulation of the use of water power
gramme, utner speaaers Desioes mr. djj not taIKi toward conservation, put
llunly were I R. Alderman and J. H. rather toward prohibition," was the
Dundore. I oninion exnressed by Senator Huston
The Portland Commercial Club ob- vesterdav in his address on "Hydro-
served Salmon day by serving a Bpecial Electric Measures" at the luncheon of
salmon menu, and so persistent was the Portland Jovian League at the Ben
tne aemana ior tne saimon aeucacies son Hotel.
offered that it was necessary for the jjr. Huston showed that the East was
staward to send out twice for additional I lnteretsed in preventing the develop-
suppnes ox tne royal cninooK saimon. ment of water power with its ac
More than 175 orders of salmpn were companying manufacturing industries
ervea in tne oining-room ot ine ciuu j ln tne w est because of the fact that
at luncheon alone. nresent the large manufacturing
All of the hotels of the city made centers of that section were furnish-
pecial note of the day and Issued spe- jns tne West. W. S. Turner, president
clal salmon menus. Many of them put 0f tne Oregon. Society of Engineers,
up the menus in the form of souvenir was present. Arrangements were made
posicaras. so mat tneir patrons couia for tne members ot the Oregon Society
end thera to friends in other cities to meet with the Jovian League at
ana thus spread the advertisement or their luncheons in the future.
in e saimon as a table delicacy.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. March 12. Maximum tem
perature, 58 degrees; minimum, 4n degrees.
River reading. S A. M.. 2.8 feet; change ln
last 24 hours, .2 foot rise. Total rainfall (5
P. M. to a P. M.). .11 Inch; total since Sep
tember 1. 1114. 22.35 inches: normal, 33.06
in.hM Deficiency. 11. 81 Inches. Total sun
shine. 3 hours, 43 minutes: possible, 11 hours.
43 minutes. .Barometer treuueea to sea
level), 5 1 . M.. 3U.U1 incnea.
500 ACRES TO GET TREES
Fanttam Forest Supervisor An
nounces Planting of Fir.
ALBANY, Or.. March 12. ( Special. )-
A tract of 600 acres in Linn County
will be planted with fir trees by the
United States Forest Service this Spring,
according to r: 11. Brundage. su
pervisor of the Pantiam National Forest,
with headquarters in this city. The
district is located south of the middle
fork of the Santiam River in the vicin
ity of Seven-Mile Hill on the Willam
ette Valley and Cascade Mountain
Two-year-old Douglas fir seedlings.
which have been raised in the Forest
Service nursery at Carson, Wash., will
be used. The work will begin about
April 1 and it is expected that five
or six weeks will be occupied on the
project. A crew of about 2o men will
HIGHWAY ACT IS SIGNED
Governor Alexander to Name Soon
Members of Commission.
BOISE. Idaho, March 12. (Special.)
Idaho soon will have a State Highway
Commission, composed of two members
appointed by the Governor, with the
Secretary of State an ex-offlcio member.
for Governor Alexander signed the act
among nine others today. The new
highway law changes the system of col
lecting automobile licenses. Instead of
being received by the Secretary of I
State they are to be collected ln eacn
county by the Tax Collector. Chauf
feurs are required to take out a t:
Other acts signed by the Governor in-
Dea Moines ....
Kansas City ...
I.os Angeles ...
New Orleans ..
North Head . .
St. Louis ......
tjiin Francisco .
WaMa Walla ..
32 0. VO
34 O.Otlf 4 SW
44 0.01) 12' w
.".ii'o.no o i-:
60 0.00: 8 SW
56 0. OS! 4 SW
ns'O.oo! 4 sw
34.0. U SW
IMio.on 20 NW'Clear
64 0. 01( XjSK Cloudy
40 0.00 ?,0 NW Clear
48 0.221KS Cloudy
PH O.ooi SB Clear
r.no.ll BW Iciourty
60 0. OR R'SW ICloudy
2 0.Oo 9HW PI. cloudy
500. on 4,s ciouay
the Sound, at 62s 3d. There are also Can
fornla Inquiries for wheat. The demand
trom tne uneoi .. ou ..... .... Fruits and vegetables.
rise in wneat prices nero. i Local jobbing quotations:
Farmers are not trying to sell and bull TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels,
little wheat Is coming from the country. I J2fe2.r,i per box; lemons, J2.2ft3.50 per
Th. iiniin,ral Dnartnvit estimates 9.-lox; Dananas, io per pound; grapeiruit,
baa aaa . .1111 I YimnAm in I T , uuumw , .nu-
" .... . . I gerlnej, J1.251.,i per box.
the North-west, nut grain aeaiers nere uo ot VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothouse
agree with these figures and believe that I Jl.25tol.50 dozen; peppers, 30fi35o pound;
u wheat left in the country will una I artlcnjkes, 75c per dosen: tomatoes. J4.ou
v ,.r.. tv j.rnr i avaliahle The I Per crate; cabbage, lHQZo per pound;
....... . wa.v.v " - I a p.. , '! T 1 - ....... ......Mr"!,.... .- nA
crate; sprouts, tyigiuc per pouna; nesa let-
Government's estimate of farm reserves in
the Pacific Northwest on March 1 follows:
1916. 1814. 5-yr. av.
.1,800,000 1.700,000 2.100.000
.5,000.000 6,400.000 6,300,000
.2,400.000 a.700,0u 2,000,000
Oregon . . .
Total 9,400,000 10,800.000 11,800,000
There Is inquiry on the Bound for white
oats, to be shipped to Australia via Van
couver, B. C The local oats market was
quiet Bids ranged from S5 cents above to
75 cents below those of Thursday. Barley
trade was dull.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley Flour Oats Hay
Portland 8 4 2 3 4
Ver eo In I 11 4
SAnxnn tdate1K144 1S3S 16.94 1823 1837
21112 2162 141s .110
Year ago 13
Season to date. "426
Year ago 7887
Wednesday ... 42
Year ago 17
Season to date. 684
Year ago 6059
IMPORTS INCREASE WOOL STOCKS
South American Steamers Add 41,600,000
Pounds to New Kngland Supplies.
The slowing down of the demand for new
wool in the West is attributed to the in
crease in stocks by importations on the
Atlantic seaboard. Eastern trade papers
declare that manufacturers are ln a position
somewhat more independent than that of
dealers, since so much of the wool arriving
has been from South America and a sub
stantlal proportion of this on mill account.
Australian merinos necessarily have beet.
restricted in arrivals, but the receipt of
more than 2,000,000 pounds by the Colonlan
from London the other day Is enough to in
dicate that New England Is ln no danger
of a wool famine. Since the first of Feb
ruary seven steamers have reached Boston
from Buenos Ayres and Montevideo, bring.
lng upwards of 21.500,000 pounds of wool.
It is understood that dealers are proceed
ing to make arrangements to Import wools
under the agreement whereby the Textile
Alliance has supervision of such business.
Orders are said to have been cabled to
agents and buyers in London and Austra-
tuce, $2 per crate; hothouse lettuce. Too per
box; squasn, lc per pouna; splnacn, 7ociq
SI per box; hothouse rhubarb, 10$'12o per
pound; asparagus. 17g)lSc per pound; egg-.
plant, 3uc per pound; peas, 1&&20C.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, 50cfe1.50 per
box: cranberries, $11(3)12 per barrel.
potatoes Oregon, siaru.io per sack;
Yakima. 11.10; Idaho, f.ijyl.lO; new
potatoes. 10c per pound; sweet potatoes, 34
BiiJVro per pouna.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, si per
sack, country points.
BACK VEGETABLES Carrots, tl.25 per
sacs:; oeets, si.ou per saca; parsnips, s 1.20
per sack; turnips, si. 75 per sack.
Dairy and Cooatry Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count.
I9c; candled, 20a21c.
POULTRY Hens, large, 14t415e; hens.
ordinary, 13H14c; broilers, li20c; tur
keys, dressed, 20c; live, lc; ducks, 103pl4c;
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 34io
per pound In case lots; ic more in less
than case lots; cubes, 2dav2Sc.
CHEKKis orecon triplets, jobbers- buying
price, loc per pouna, r. o. aocK, 1'ort-
lana; young Americas, loo per pouna.
VEAL, .fancy. liitiiEpiac per pouna.
PORK Block, Sft&lOc per pound.
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc
HOPS 1014 crop, 13lBc; 1913 crop,
13 & 14c per pound.
HIDES Salted hides. 15c; salted bulls,
10c; salted kip, 15c; salted calf, 19c; green
hides, lttc; green bulls, 9c; green kip, 15c;
green calf, 19c; dry hides, 26c; dry calf. 28c.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, coarse, iM-j,)0;
Eastern Oregon, fine, 18 20c; Valley, 2uC,
MOHAIR New clip, 2627o per pound.
CA8CARA BARK Old and new, 4iic per
PELTS Dry Iong-wooled pelts. 13c: dry
short-wooled pelts, 10c; dry shearings, each,
10stl5c: salted shearings, each. !5w2oc;
dry goats, long hair, each, 12 12c; dry
goat shearings, each, 1020o; salted
sheep pelts, February, $1(1.50 each.
HAMS All siaes, 17i4lSl4c; skinned. 17
18c; picnic, 12c; cottage roll, liStto;
BACON Fancy. 37a2Sc: stanaara, 23a
24c: choice. 17?422c: strips. 17V4C
DRY SALT-snort clear backs, iosj)ioc;
exnorts. 100)170; plates, liuc
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle rendered,
12Vto: standard. 12c; compound, 8c.
BARREL GOODS Mess Deer, sxa; piate
largely to its own devices, actual leadership
still being lacking.
Foreign exchange again was variable, the
feature being Italian Hres, which were
about 25 points under rates quoted a week
ago. The break in lires wss assumed to
represent something more important than
mere buying of supplies, rumor persisting
In the belief that a large loan to Italian
IntereMlM in imnendine.
Bank clearings conlirm reoent advices of
a halt in trade at leaaing centers, tne on
crease in New York being almost 20 per
cent compared with the previous week.
l,ocat banks appear to have gained some
cash on the weekly movement, 'lime money
was freely quoted at recent low rates and
commercial oaDer was on a parity who long
time maturities. Total sales of stocks
amnuntart to 231.500 shares.
Investment bonds were irregular, with
more steadiness In some of the cheaper is
sues. Total sales, par value, were si.wu,-
000. Panama coupon 3s were per cent
lower on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
LADD & TILT ON
Capital and Surplus $2,000,000
Commercial and Savings Deposits
blood combing. 7072c; three-clghths-blood
Pulled extra. 70T2c: AA. 63.SJ67C; rme
A, 62j)3c; A supers, 606 62c.
SAVANNAH, Ga., March 12. Turpentine
Firm. 42c: sales. 21 barrels; receipts, 4;
shipments, 203; stocks, 31,020.
Rosin Klrm: sales. !4 Darren; receipia.
235; shipments, 210; storks, 112.257. Quote:
A. B. 2.!0; C, D. :i.03M!: K. F. G. II.
$3.07 tt; I. $3.12Vi: K. $3.2St; M. $4.00;
N. $5.00; WO. S5.4."-; ww. ...-.
EUROPE AGAIN BUYING
DEMAND FOR WHEAT IX EASTERN
Alaska Gold . ..
Amal Copper . .
Am Beet Sugar.
American Can ..
Am mel & Ref
do preferred. .
Am Suitar Ref .. 500
Am Tel & Tel.. 900
Am Tobacco . ..
Anaconda Afin.. 200
Bait & Ohio ... 1.800
Brok R Tran.. (00
Cal Petroleum .. 1,200
Canadian Pac .. 12,100
Central Leather. 1,3011
dies & Ohio . . . 700
Chi Gt West .. .
C, M St Paul.
Chicago & N W .
Chlno Copper . . .
Col Fuel & Iron .
Col & Southern. .
D A R Grande..
do preferred.. .
Distillers' Secur .
General Elec . . .
Ot North pf . . .
Gt North Ore . .
Illinois Central.. .
Interbor Met pf
Inter Harvester .
K C Southern. . .
Lehigh Valley ..
Louis & Nash. . .
Miami Copper ..
Mo, Kan & Tex.
Nat Biscuit ....
N Y Central . . .
N Y. N H & H..
Norfolk & West .
Northern Pac ..
Pac Tel & Tel
Pennsvlvanla ... 700
Pull Pal Car . .. 4u0
Ray Con Copper 400
Reuoblic I & S
Rock Island Co
do Dreierred.. 11.000
St L & S F 2 pr
900 STti 8H
3,700 "2:iii 2aii
200 159i l.'.H
400 116 iir.-
.".00 31 30-Ti
2U0 50 40 V
3,4QO 'hi" 6ii
2.000 20i 19T
"66 133 134 hi
s.noo 'oi 'ob"
Mill 21 20
2,500 11 lOtj
9,400 11 10V
"360 "iiii i2H
tiOO 84 83
3,800 52 51U
"600 103 102
200 1 8v 18is
4 ! 'A
Purchases for Day Estimated at 1,400,-
0OO Bushels of Cash Grain May
Wheat Also Taken.
CHICAGO. March IS. Urgent European
demand for both the cash delivery and the
May option kept the wheat market today
to a higher level than was reached yester
day, mainly as a result of the Government
report showing a falling oil of 20.000.000
bushels in the supply held by interior mill
and country elevators. Prices at the close
were strong, lift cents to li cents above
last night. Corn scored a net gain of V
cent to cent, oats of H cent to
Vs cent and provisions a shade to 5
Export sales of wheat for spot cash
amounted in Chicago alone today to 400.000
bushels and there were salu to have been
l.Ooo.OOO bushels disposed of to trans-
Atlantic buyers at the seaboard. Cash wheat
premiums were the tallest of the year.
Corn was helped upward by the lightness
of rural offerings to arrive. On the other
hand. Improved demand southwest was urT
set to some extent by the shipping call from
Oats were strengthened on reports that
the Argentine surplus would be far leas
than had been supposed.
Higher prices for hoirs and grain gave an
upward list to provisions. On the bulge
packers sold, particularly July ribs.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Cash prices were:
Wheat No. S red, $1.58 Vi la 1.6 Vi ; No. 3
Corn No. 2 yellow. 134 W7e; .-so. yel
low, 70 Via 71a.
Kye No. 2, si. 13ft.
Timothy 14. 50 8.50.
Clover $u.5o 13.50.
Primary receipts Wheat, 646.000 vs. 53,-
000 bushels; corn. 355.O0O vs. 7s.00U Dusn
mission h'.'mfl the situation and Is
still carryinjyut IU relief work.
ROAD BOND PLAN INDORSED
St. Johns Commercial Club Act Af
ter llcurlnjr Aldree.
PT. JOHN'S. Or., March 12. (Special. )
The St. Johns Commercial Club, at
its meeting last nlftlit. pave lt unani
mous indorsement of the proposition
to hond Alultnoinnh County in the sum
of $1,250,000 to liard-otirfare the trunk
county roads. A. S. Benson explained
tho plan to construct hsrd-surfate
trunk roads the Base I, Ine. Sandy.
Powell Valley and Section I,lnc. on the
East Side; the Canyon, Slavin and the
Ijlnnton, on the Wept Side and to
complete the Columbia Highway.
S. C. Ijtncuster, engineer of the Co
lumbia Highway, delivered an illus
trated address. He also spoke of the
plan to construct a trHll to the sum
mit of T.aroh Mountain.
Open. High. Low. Close.
11.53 $1.5,-,?, $1.53 1.51i
1.20 1.21 1.20 - l.lil
72 .735, .72 .73
74 .763, .14 .is
57j .59 .57',, .r.STj
63 .63 7 .ii 51
17.70 17.82 17.7U 17.70
18.1J 18.22 18.12 U.12
10 67 10. R 10.67 10 0
10.82 10.82 111.80 10.12
10 35 10.17 10.12 10.12
10.45 10.47 10.45 10.45
1,1 " els: oats, 548,000 vs. 640,000 bushels.
22i Shipments Wheat. ittO.OOO vs. S,00O
iSv bushels; corn, 540,000 vs. S47.OO0 bushels;
2?ii oata. 1.1J1.00O vs. 777.000 bushels.
huf I'M Rll hrlKlref nnrk tlAZn-
lis to make necessary arrangements on I pIgs.' feet, $12.50; tripe, $9.60 11.80; tongues,
tneir cuus. xan&ing lacmties nave oeen 1 $5)30.
provided to nuance any deals negotiated.
Southern Ry ...
Tenn Copper . ..
U S Steel
do preferred. .
Utah Copper . . .
Those who have a large volume of cheap
wool already bought are anxious to get it to
America on the best terms possible. Pro
vided this can be accomplished at an early
date, they will not quibble about the 1 per
cent demanded by the Textile Alliance.
56 O.OO 12 SW
54 0.001 4 NE
US 0.02 4 SW
Mi0. 0230 E
.10(0.00! 4 PE
High atmospheric pressure obtains over
practically the entire country, with cen
tr Me "htH" nvee the Ohio Vallry and
elude three irrigation . bills, two edu-1 Central California, respectively, Light pre-
cational. Senate bills Noa. 1S3 and 1C3, cipitstion has oecurrea in "" r
ani hill No 104 Dravldlnr th I th TacHlo Slope and In British Columbia,
ana Mnjte Bill lo. ltM. providing; thNorth Dketa. Oklahoma and Louisiana,
manner by which foreign executors and
administrators may satisfy mortgaires
In any county In the state.
BANK BACKERS SUMMONED
Stockholders of Defunct Institution
Csillrd to Ontralla Hearing,
Ct-'tfTflAUA. TVae-h . March IX.
(Special.) By. an prder Jiau4 jeoter-
The weather Is 10 degrees or mere warmer
In North Central Montana, new nienine,
Kansas and Tennessee) it In eerrespsndingly
roelr In bsskatehewan. Western North Da-
aota una iwortnaastern r-iona, -j empera.
ture rnnilnue below normal in Nebraska,
Iva, Western Mlse-irt, Oklghoma, Texas,
Florida and the Middle Ailemtn slates.
The conditions are faveratolo fee leral
showere rialurday la this district, with light,
Portland and vicinity Showers; variattie
Oregsa, Wsefctagton sad Idaho Local
shevera; light, variable winds.
THWDORF, F. WKB.
- AcUB Jvistrtti Isrwaai'r.
UfPROVEMENT IN LOCAL APPLE TRADE
Prices Are Firm and Higher at Shipping
Points Surplus Will Clean Up.
The apple market Is In better condition
and prices are Arm and o to 10 cento higher
at shipping points. The cheaper grades are
closely cleaned up, while the better sorts.
especially Spltsenberga, Newtowns and
Wlnesaps, are nearly all in dealers hands.
Low prices have stimulated home consump
tion and there la now no doubt that the en
tire surplus will be disposed of.
A chest of Florida strawberries was re
ceived and sold at 60 cents a quart. It was
tho best yet received. Another shipment
of strawberries Is due In the early part of
the coming week. Oranges are coming
forward In better shape and the market Is
firm. Seven cars of bananas arrived yes
terday in good condition.
Vegetable receipts included one car of
lettuce, one car of cauliflower and two cars
of mixed sack vegetables from Sacramento
and San Francisco. A car each of celery
and lettuce are due today. Celery is firm
ln sympathy with stronger markets south.
Some local cauliflower Is coming on tbe
market, but much of it shows the effect of
frost. Volunteer local radishes have ap
peared and some local rhubarb. The next
California steamer will have a large ship
ment' of 8an Leandro rhubarb, which will
sell at $1.75 2.50 a box.
A car of Florida tomatoes Is due the
middle of next week, also a part car of
Florida new potatoes.
LARGER QUARTERS FOR EXCHANGE
Rapidly Growing Membership Makes Change
The rapid growth In the membership of
tho Merchants' Exchange has made It nec
essary for the association to obtain larger
quarters. E. w. Wright, manager of the
exchange, yesterday signed a three-year lease
with the representative of Gay Lombard for
the large room now unoccupied on the
ground floor of tho Board of Trade building.
The new quarters will rive about twice
as much floor space as the room now occu
pied and will furnish abundant wall space
for the grain and statistical boards. A committee-room
will be provided and an addl-
Local lobbing Quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
talis, $2.30 per dozen; hair-pound xiats.
$l.i0; one-pound flats, $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-po-jnd talis, gi.oo.
HONffiY Choice. 43.25 ner case.
NUTS walnuts. 15 024c per nound: Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, 1524c; almonds, 23
6'24c; peanuts, eftc; cocoanuts, si.uv per
dozen: pecans. 10 to 20c; chestnuts, loc
BEANS Small white. tsc; large wnue.
6c; Lima, Oc; pink, B6c; Mexican, ezc;
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, isgi33iic
BUOAR Fruit and berry, $3.45; beet.
$6.Zo: extra C, $5.85; powdered, ln bar
rels. 70: cube, barrels. $6.S5.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; half
ground. 100s, $10.75 per ton; .50s, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, ll per ton.
RICIS Southern head, ec; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, u5c.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 00 per pouna;
snrlcots. 13015c: peaches, go; prunes, Ital
ians. &99c: raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c; un
bleached sultanas, TnCl seeaea, sipiHc; aatea.
Persian, 100 per pouna; iara, si.oo per oox;
currants, 8 12c.
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, 100: special arums or Der-
rls. 13M.c: cases. 17 Vi (azO'e.
GASOLINE Bulk. 12c: cases. 10c; engine
distillate, drums, 714c; cases, 1414c; naptha,
drums, 11c; cases, isc.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 71c; raw.
cases, 76c; boiled, barrels, 73c; boiled, cases.
TURFENTIKB in tanKS. ovc; in cases.
67c; 10-caso lots, 10 less.
KAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Current In Bay Ctty en Fruit. Veg
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12. Butter
Creamery, 24c; firsts, 334o; seconds.
Kffirs Kancv ranch, zic: punets. .inc.
Cheese New, 1912c; Young America,
is i, 15 'Ac: Oregon. 14Hc.
V'eir,.tahris Bell peppers. 7l??8c: hothouse
cucumbers. 90c$1.10; eggplant, 4 5c; peas.
7&llc; asparagus, lopic.
onionB xeuow. bvuvjdc.
Fruit Lemons, ll.504ja.50: bananas, Ha
waiian, $1.50O'2; pineapples, do . $1.602.u0;
c.llf nrnla apples. Pippins. 656 S jc; Bell
fleur 2550c; other varieties, 6075c; do.
nrnn Fionins. al&ti.Ku: bpitzenoergs.
$1.75411.25: Baldwins. ,75c$l: Wlnesaps,
Patatoea Buroanas. uregon. ei.v a i.pv;
delta. $1.10(51.20; Northern, $1.10191 1.25;
Lompocs, $1.6591.80; Idaho, $ii.4o;
Sweets. IJ.ZOCPS. 10; new, oc per puuuu.
Recelpts f lour, llliu quarcer tnii ueii -
3,200 84 S3
1.1O0 35 3434.
!00 133 13214
8,100 120-4 11814
18,000 45 44
400 105 104
300 53 52
1,800 6414 64
700 68 In 68 4i
Total sales for the day, 231,700 shares.
U S ref 2s, reg. 9814IN T C G 3ls... 70
do coupon.... no1 Nor rac ob a--
U S 3s. reg 1011411 do 4s
do coupon. .. .101 Me lUnlon pac 4s. .
U S N 4s. reg.. 10914
do coupon. .. .lioisi
MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS BIGGER
Jobbing; Trade Still Confined to Small Lot
NEW YORK, March 1. Bradstreet's to
morrow will Hill"
Poor roads, unsettled weather, or small
lot buvinfr in larg-er lines are probably re
sponsible for the feeling of disappointment
visible ln many . markets. These features
contrast with Increased operations in heavy
manufacturing, dlminlshea laieness, activity
n shipbuilding, a sllgut improvement
Sorine- retail trade at some few centers,
some expansion in mall order business, ex
cellent w inter wneat crop conaiuons, neavy
investment "demand tor bonas, a sngniiy
mora cheerful stock market tone, ana ir-
regular hAttermcnt in collections. The ten
dency to buy oiten ana m smaii iuis indi
There are some evidences or tiettermeni
in demand for lumber, textile mills are
taking raw cotton more freely, silk factories
in some centero me wolfing iuu muo, am
munition concerns are rushed and at the
leading center automobile manufacturers are
doing better than was expected. On the
Otner nana, coal mining is reiarueu. onuri
time in anthracite regions is tne rule ana
building, tliougli showing signs 01 improve,
ment is nulet.
Bank clearings for the week aggregate
$2,8t0,772,,O00, a loss of 19 per cent from last
week and 11.9 from the corresponding week
Business failures for the week number
3R.Y '.nmnfired with 274 in the like week last 1 eentrif usa
Clearances Wheat, 90,ouu ousneis; corn.
108,000 bushels; oats, 82,000 bushels; flour,
Foreign Grain Markets.
LIVERPOOL, March 1-. Corn opened Hd
lower, closed 14d lower. Lann v ucai un
changed to Id lower; corn, !za lower,
BUENOS AYRES, March 12. Wheat, corn
and oats unchanged. Clearances 01 w neat
were 100.000 buslieis.
ARCKNTINE. March 12. Shipments,
n aftn oimi hitflhels- last week. 5.193,000; last
year, 1.1 m.uuu.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. March 12. WheatMay,
$1.46 asked; July, 1.40; No 1
S1.&4; NO. 1 .-Norinerii, ti.n i.uiti
Northern. 11.44 r 1.4V. Barley.
Flax. $1.91 it 1.94 .
Other Eastern Grain Markets.
DTTLUTH. March 12. Wheat closed: May,
$1.49; July, $L14l5:
WINNIPEG, March 12. Wheat closed:
M.v 41.52 asked: July, ai.aa uia; iy
oats, 64Hc bid; July. 64 c.
KANSAS CITY. March 12. Wheat Closed:
May, $1.4614; July, $1.14 1.14.
ST. LOUI3. March 12. Wheat ciosea:
May, il.61 asked
will give bet
ter results and
in the end to
TRAVKI Kits' t.l'IUK.
Compaicnlf iirntli 1'niniMilIanllqu,
Sailings for HAVRE
ROCHAMBEAU Mar. 20, 3 P. M.
,. Mar. 27, 3 P.M.
..Apr. 10. 3P.M.
LA TOUR A INK
I'Oll lXtX)lt.M ATION AI'I'LY
C. W. atlnger. SO Mh st.t A. 1, I harltoa,
255 M rrl.n at.: K. M. Tlnr. '. M. M.
I. R.; lfnev It. Multh. IIS Sd St. A.
Mieldoa, lull Srt II. IlliUen, S4S Weah-
Instun St.; North Hank Road. AtJl and Mark
sla.) P. e. M 1 arlan.l, 3d and HhlDgVoa
ts.; K. H. Duffy. 124 Xd .. I'wrtlanil.
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, March 12. Mercantile pa
per 8 per cent. Sterling exchange, easy
60-day bills. S4.78.75; for cables. $4.80.65;
for demand, $4.80.15.
Bar silver, 511c.
Mexican dollars. 88 c.
Government bonds, heavy; railroad bonds.
Time loans, steaay; oo-aay bins, zv4 per
cent; 00 days, 2&B per cent; six months,
3 per cent. Call money, steady; highest,
2 per cent; lowest, 1 per cent; ruling rate.
2 per cent; last loan, 2 per cent; closing
bid, 1 per cent: offered at 2 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12. Sterling, 60
davs. 14.78; demand, $4.80; cable.
Grain at San Franelwo.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12. Spot quo
tations nominal. Walla wans, sj.ibi
2.42V-; red Russian, .-.4u : irJ
red i2,452.50; blueBtem, $2.50u2.35; feed
barley. $1.3714 iff 1.40; white oats, $1.7714 W
1.80; bran, $2 28.50; middlings, $31J3;
shorts. $30 31.
Call board Barley May, $1.S4H: Decem
Puget Sound Grain Markets.
SEATTLE, March 12. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.41; fortyfold. $1.4u; ciud. si.otf; me.
$1 4: red Russian, $1.31. Barley, $27 per
ton. Yesterday's car receipts V heat, 56;
oats 8; barley, 5; corn, 1; rye, 1; hay, 4;
TACOMA, March 12. Wheat Bluestem,
SI 35: fortyfold. $1.32; club, Sl.iiO; reu
fife, $1-28. Car receipts Wheat, 14; corn,
1; oats, 1; hay. 8.
New York Sugar Market.
NEW YORK. March 12. Raw sugar firm;
ntrifugal, 4.i7c; molasses sugar, 4.00c.
firm, 4.83c; molasses
sugar. 4. Otic, bales, ii..,wv dhro.
JkSk Honolulu and South Seas
Mum-ton IIFKIIIS Hte.wier-tlUl Llojds
$110 Honolulu frdJii: 5jfy. 5337i0
For Honolulu March IS. Varrh $0, April
13, April 27. Msv II, June Julv a
For Sydney March 1, April It. May II.
June 8. Julv . Aug. J, Aug 31, Sept. It.
OCEANIC P.ThMIIir to.
7S Market M.. Imu Sramlsro.
LOS ANGKIJS4 AMI HA DIKGO
S. S. YUCATAN
Sails Wednewlay, Mar. 17, at I. M.
NORTH TAlIlrlC BTKAMNH1P CO.
121A Sd St
Main 1314, A 111
Foot ISortbrup Ht.
Main u2u3, A 54. J
S. S. ELDER
BAILS SIN DAY. MAR. 14, A. M.
AND KVEKY SUNDAY HIKItKArrtH
NORTH l'A CltlC blK-VMSllU CO.
Ticket Office .1 Freight Office
lit A Sd St. II Foot Northrup St.
MAIN 1314. A 114. U Mala 62U3, A 64iX
Refined firm. 15 points higher; cut inar.
iu.no: crushed. 0.70c: mouio -i, 0....0.
cubes. 6.15c; XXXX powdered,
powdered, 6.00c; fine granulated,
diamond A. 0.00c; confectioners' A,
No. 1, 5.65c.
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO. March 12. Butter U
EgKS lower. iteceipta. '-"7
mark, cases Includea, l6!aiilc,
firsts, 161614c: firsts, 1714c.
Dried Fruit St New Tors.,
miTTtr -rORK. March 12. Evaporated ap
ples, quiet; prunes, steady: peaches, quiet.
NEW YORK, March IS. spot
mid-uplands, S.SOc; sales, none.
tional entrance cut on the Oak-street side. .n. r,nt demand, the continued steadl
1 ness of the primary markets, reports of fur-
SPECULATOR BITTING EGGS FREELY &
Market I. Firm at l.-Cent Basis for Our- 1 cTWV
IXJNDON. March 12. Br silver, 24 8-ld
ner ounce. Money, 1 POL' cent. Discount
rates Short bills, l!s per cent; three
ley, 2690 centals: potatoes, 2615 sacks; hay, j months, H4l?4 per cent.
(31 tons. I
Americans linn at London.
Coffee Futures. LONDON. March 12. American securities
v-s-.nr YORK. March 12. JThe market Tor on the stock market today attracted more
...... -mer antlv tnrlsv and I Attention Erie. Missouri. Kansas &. Texas
prices ruled higher on reports of an Im- and Canadian Pacific ",?"f Commission Says Clothins Collected
late trading, but the rest ot the list closed
Hops at New York.
NEW YORK, March 12. Hops, quiet.
FOOD NOW BELGIANS' NEED
Is Sufficient for Some Tlmo.
PRIMARY WOOL MARKETS QCFETER I
Food alone is now needed for the
rent Receipts. l:"lZ hirher Sales: 13.600. March, Trading- at Boston Is Also Lee, Active, relief of the Belgians, enouirn Clothing
The egg market was Arm yesterday at lHs.7$c; April, a.Slcj May. B.88c; Jun 0.90c; Foreign Values Strong. having- benn collected to serve for some
cents case count. Most of the larger local
egg firms are now storing and there Is a
steady demand en shipping account.
The poultry market was poorly supplied
July, 6.94c; August, T.Ole; September T.07c;
Commercial t)me whUe tha need for provisions
BOSTON, March 32. The
unetin win y . w . 1 , . ,
T.i4e January, 7.29c, 1 The wool marKet nas Deen in a waiungi enu
Spot firm, no, , la; Dimw o. , nuiiuufl uuiHifi itis ,r C. h w I being dlStriDUtea vy liie uiiiiiiiBeiun
little business haB been accomplished day by 1 .,,v . .
a .. .u. "".' ... i...t.-. whit. th. day. the total volume of business has been tor rteuet ot .i.u....
"t " wz:szrz i;toMZi ... r.nd iy . wr. price. ... wi. h.v. b... omotB at 7i Broadway. New Tom cuy.
demand was good.
14 14 9 Iff cents. Other kinds of poultry
were slow. Dressed perk wss scares ant
firm, but veal was weak.
No changes were reported ln the dairy
Tygi) Valley Hops Are Bold,
T4 smaii lets pf hops, aggregatis It
bales, were bought is TysH Valley by Hal
V. Bolaat at It seats. ? ysra (he ealy
transactions reported fa this state for
75 rels higher at Rio.
nsw -fORlf, Marsh Tin, nemlnal; purchasing ln the West liss been rather
fra-tsn lets, 4T4"( ?6-fO lots, 47e, bill, 1 desultory punng too w una aoout 011 mi
fEr.4 Th" r'.S" A band book tslimr of tho work of
at rejig m.na ino isnaeney nui oean upwtra in orfanissiLion huu mo jhoblhv vi
Oepeer, firms sleetrelytle, 14.'ST14 15ei jlwrao level of pries, named lt
cssting, is,j,, M LS'ii' ar
Inn nrtV M H fl HHasHfin fla. I " " V. ...... , ... 1 ... .
Lead, staany, B,B4s,
Speitar et qustad.
puiulft f.insredl Market,
m't.HTff. March 13. r-r Linseed -a-
cek fitt. Som iatret is displaced ieil,Hai May, 01,i(4 i.Jyiy, LW.
California - Northern, 68(1ei middle
eountv. rtOsrauei weutnem. Dbiaasa.
OfSrfeaEastam .tsple, TUfeTasj BMtern
eiathing, e546ei valfey Ne, 1. 670600,
Territory . PiH9 staple, Ta7Sn fine
fash. I medium staple Of iB-TOej fine cleMiing. as
1701 liav mvuium divining, viivvwi naii-
oollontlon and distribution of r'
lief supplies has been Issued and
it Is being mailed, tciwetlisr with an
address on the Belgian situation de
livered on February 10 by Llndon W,
Bates, vice-president of tha Commis
These pamphlets give an adequate
Idea of the arrest need of tho Belgian
peopleor Aid and tha wax th Com-
Bh LAM PC RTV H 0 LT LI NEg
And all Armilu I'orts
Frtqunt swilinga lroiu .w KuK by new
and fast ton) pa-'ntftr itcumri.
17 DAI'S TO UIO JAMCIKO,
S.t DAYS TO HLKNOH AYRKH.
Busk & Tt-Knlrl., , n. AkIn., m H wr. N.Y.
lurie H. Miiilh. 3d n-l nhinstua sis..
ir any Iim-hI wKrnt.
NEW ZKAL.W1) AM) Mltl'H fF.A
Itegular throUKll sailing tor Mydney vf
Tahiti and Wellington fiom ban Francisco.
Mar. 31, April May S, and svsry II
daya Send for pamphlet.
Union Mtramtliln of New Zealand, l.trt.
Office 41 Market trret. baa UraacUce,
er loral . H. and K. K. acrnta.
(talis Direct For
SAN rKANtlM O nil ANULLE AD
Today, 2:30 P. JM., March 13
SAN FRANriWO, PORTLAND
LOS ANt.l.Lf.S HTKA.HNI11P CO.
FKANK. MOLLAM, Ageat.
134 Tllird btreet. A 4..MS, Mala IS.
S. H. BKAK fMIJ P. M.. M AK( H I.
The Kaa KrswcLc A I'ertlssd X. a. e.
Third aad Washiaatoa Ms. nllh 0.-.
K. A N. I II.) Tel. .Marshall A SI2I.
COOS BAY LINE
alls from Alnavtortk Dork. Portlaad,
8 A. M. Friday. Krrlgkt aad Ticket
Office, Alnsworth Tlex-k. Phnaeei Malsi
SHOO, A-Kt.tV. Itr Ticket Of fire. Ml Slk
!t. Phoaea Msrshsll 4.MKI. A-SI3I.
PORTI.JtMT A COM II y n. M. .J
gtesmor "H IKIIM VII K-
leaves Ash-sireet Duck dally et
cept PaturC av. s P. M. for As
toria and way points. Heturalns.
leaves Astnrta. dally eac.pt aw
Sa. f A M-
Thk.ta and rservauons at C-VT. R. A M.
City Ticket Office. Third snd Wsahlng-UM.
tre.ta, or st A.n-street imcs raae.
laiaaau suu A - ....... .