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T1TE MORNING OREGONTAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 11)15.
BONDS 10 BE TOPIC
Labor Body Is to Confer To
night on Campaign.
HOME LABOR IS URGED
Progressive Business 3Ien Expected
to Indorse Issue at Meeting Today.
Prizes Offered for School Es
, cays to Increase Interest.
The executive committee of the Cen
tral Labor Council will hold a confer
ence tonight at the Labor Temple with
representatives of the good roads
movement, concerning the campa ign
for the issue of bonds for hard-fr-facing
the trunk highways o Multno
Among those who will appear at the
meeting and address the committee are
ft. Benson, Julius Meier and John
Yean, County Roadmaster.
Indorsement of the road -bonds al
ready has been made by some of tne
civic bodies of Portland and the matter
1s being brought up before others at
their regular meetings. The subject
will be brought before the Progressive
Business Men's Club at its meeting at
the Multnomah Hotel today and it is
expected that it will be indorsed unani
mously. Many for Home Labor.
Regarding the proposed work, many
re expressing themselves as in favor
of assuring home labor on the Job.
Joseph Buchtel. who favors the pro
posed bond issue of Sl.250.000 for
hard-surfacing the trunk Ja,d?,
Multnomah County, urges that Multno
mah County contractors and Multnomafc
County men be employed, and that
measures be taken to prevent out
siders from coming into the county to
do this work. Mr. Buchtel suggests
that as a protection for home labor
no one be employed who has not
been a resident of the county for at
least six months.
To bring about a wider interest in
the movement and a closer study of
the importance of the proposed road
improvements in the county, S Benson
has announced that he will award
three cash prizes, one of 50, one of
;5 and one of 10. in a contest open
to pupils in the grammar schools or
first year work in the trades schools
for tho best essays in favor of the pro
posed bond issue.
Rules for Contest Given.
The following rules and arrange
ments for the contest have been an
The paper must not contain more
than 200 words, not Including the title
The article must be presented to the
principal of the school which the
pupil attends, duly signed by the
writer, with age and address.
The three best in each school will
be selected by the principal and O.
K d by him. to insure bona fide work
of the pupil, and mailed to the chair
man of the Judges on or before Thurs
day. April 8, 1915.
The Judges will be L R. Alderman,
Superintendent of City Schools, chair
man: W. L. Lightner, chairman of
County Commissioners: H. K. Albee.
Mayor of Portland. Merits of compo
sition will be Judged, first, on argu
ment, second, on form, third, on origin
ality. FRUIT DRIER FOR ROSEBURG
Construction of Modern Plant Is An.
nonnced to Start Soon.
ROSEBURG, Or., March 17. (Spe
cial.) It was announced here yesterday
that F. F. Patterson, of Roseburg, and
Mr McDaniels. of Salem, soon will
begin the construction of a public fruit
drier here. Mr. Patterson says the
building will be 24 by 76 feet with
basement of concrete and the super
structure of finished rustic.
In the basement will be located the
furnaces, four tunnels being required
to dry the fruit. All of the apparatus
will be modern. It is the intention
of the builders to dry all kinds of
fruit and berries, taking as much as
possible of all the produce and excess
fruits brought here by farmers. The
capacity of the plant will be about two
tons of finished product a day.
SPRAYING TEST CASE MADE
Fruit Inspector at Estacada Held on
Charge of Trespass.
ESTACADA, Or.. March 17. (Spe
cial.) The inspection and spraying of
fruit trees in the Garfield district, near
nere will be decided In a test case, the
outgrowth of the arrest on a charge
of trespass of Fruit Inspector P. F.
Standish. who took upon himself the
duty of spraying fruit trees belonging
to Thomas Yocum, vice-president of
tho Eslacaria State Bank.
When notified, 40 days ago, to spray
his trees. Mr. Yorum refused and the
official acted, whereupon lie was ar
rested, and the case probably will come
to trial this week. As a matter of
protection, the sentiment of the dis
trict has been in favor of Inspection
J. H. Albert, of Salem, is at the Im
perial.' C. H. Cracraft. of Seattle, Is at the
. D. II. Drew, of Los Angeles, is at the
John II. Kilbury. of Buxton, is at the
R. P. Willnrd. of Dallas. Is at the
C. A. Wheelock, of Denver, is at the
W. E. St John, of Sutberlln. Is at the
W. R. Knight, of Corbett. is at the
J. B. Rainer, of Astoria, is at the
L. E. Levinson, of Seattle, Is at the
E. H. Jordan, of Spokane. Is at the
J. F. Summervllle. of Medford, is at
p. b. Laraway, of flood River. Is at
F. E. Xewby. of Hood River, Is at
L. A. Marsh, of Seattle, is registered
at the Katon.
Adam Aulback. of Murray. Idaho, la
at tho Carlton.
S. A. Walker, of Seattle, is registered
at the Carlton.
A. Jalon and family, of Astoria, are
at the Seward.
Floyd U Daggett, of Olympia, is at
J. M Hannaford. of St. Paul, presi
dent of the Great Northern; George T.
Mrs. C. A. Fk-key, of Davenport, la.,
Is registered at the Portland
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Morgan, of La
Grande, are registered at the Eatou.
Slade and George F. Baker, Jr., of New
York, are at the Multnomah.
' R. W. Derby, of Baker, is registered
at the Imperial.
T. J. Early, of Denver, is registered
at the Portland.
Mrs. William Schnabel. of Hillsboro,
is at the Carlton.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Kinne, of Albany,
are at the Seward.
J. C. Turner, of Alrlie, Or., is regis
tered at the Eaton.
E. B. Mason and family, of Eugene,
are at the Cornelius.
C. E. Lathrope, of Carbondale, Pa.,
is at the Multnpmah.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Overman, of Seattle,
ate at the Nortonia,
J. N. Greave, of Spokane, Is regis
tered at the Perkins.
T. T. Ristbigen. of Grand Forks, N.
D., Is at the Nortonia.
L. A. Scott, of San Francisco, is reg
istered at the Oregon.
Mrs. R. S. Bacon, of Chicago, is reg
istered at the Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Gay, of Med
ford, are at the Perkins.
A. W. Howard, of Chicago, is regis
tered at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Tt. Gilchrist, of
Kerry, are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. William Burg, of Willa
mina, are at the Cornelius.
Vr an Ura R,nr7A C JohD30H. Of
Nahcotta. are at the Seward.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Myers, or l.os
Angeles, are registered at the Carlton.
HOT LAKE, Or.. March 17. (Special.)
F. H. Bramwell, assistant manager
of the Hotel Oregon, has arrived at the
Hot Lake Sanatorium, suffering from a
severe attack of liver complaint. His
son, Frank C. Bramwell, Government
Land Agent at La Grande, is with his
father for a few days.
CHAMBER IDEA OUTLINED
II. V. CHASE EXPLAINS F-CAIVFOR
Mne Separate Divisions to Handle
Work and Scope of Energies
Will Be Extended.
In working: out the plan for the con
solidated New Chamber of Commerce
of Portland, H. V- Chase has outlined
in a general way the scope of the work
of each of the nine main bureaus and
the machinery of organization is being
Traffic and transportation, manufac
turers, wholesale and jobbing business
are distributed under three special bu
reaus. Sir. Chase outlines the work of
these bureaus in part as follows:
Problems relating to traffic and trans
portation will be handled by a special bu
reau, with large powers, strengthened by
having Its duties divided among a number
of special committees, operating In con
junction with a trained secretary.
The traffic and transportation bureau
will cover such matters as placing com
plaints of shippers before the Interstate
Commerce Commission, furnishing advice
respecting the rulings of that body and
otherwise furthering the interests of the
shippers and merchants as they may be ef
fected by the rulings of tho Commission. It
will have charge of entering and adjusting
claims tor the members of the chamber
and of auditing freight bills, handling car
service matters, adjusting rates and switch
ing charges, arranging for proper routings,
obtaining terminal facilities, procuring
rates for extending trade territory, Im
provement of train, mail and express serv
ice, parcel post changes, river, harbor and
port facilities, the publication of a pocket
edition of the rate book and other such
These mattera have been handled, in
part, by the transportation committee of the
Chamber of Commerce, but will be largely
Increased in scope and made more effective.
It will form an effective medium through
which the manufacturers, jobbers and re
tailers may co-operate and secure adjust
ment of differences with the transportation
companies, open at all times to members of
the chamber, and having the backing of the
organization in all just claims.
The industries and manufactures bureau
work will be carried forward by special
committees, classified under a number of
designated heads in each of the bureaus.
While the outline of the field to be cov
ered by the trade and commerce bureau
is pretty well determined by the committee,
it is said there is likely to be some exten
sion of the work as the needs of this field
Five general heads have been designated
to cover the activities of the trade and in
dustries bureau. These are: a) Foreign
trade, embracing trade with South America,
Europe and the Orient, (b) Pacific Coasl
trade, including trade with Alaska, (c)
Coast -to-coast trade, (d) Extension of trade
territory, (e) Buyers' week and other .trade
PAY FOR SHOCK UPHELD
Supreme Court Affirms $10,000
Hood IUver Verdict.
SALliM, Or., March 17. (Special.)
The Supreme Court Tuesday affirmed
the decree of the Circuit Court of Hood
River County for judgment for $10,000
for plaintiff in the suit of C. C. Sonnik
sen aeainst the Hood River Gas &
Electric Company. The plaintiff, while
employed by the pompany, was se
riously injured as the result of an
Allegation that Circuit Judge Brad
Shaw erred in his instructions relat
ing to contributory negligence was the
ground upon which the appeal by the
defendant company was based.
Other opinions today were as fol
lows: Guy C. Barnum vs. Herbert Loekliart, ap
nellant. appealed from Coos County, action
to recover installments alleged to be due
on contract purchase real estate: affirmra.
Eltzabem Wiley v. ,1. a.
appellants, appealed from Linn County, suit
to quiet title to lanu, aLwimcu.
Frank Nve vs. Lincoln County Bank, ap
pellant, appealed from Lincoln County, to
cancel mortgage; affirmed.
William D. V. Bailey vs. Inland Empire
Companv. appellant, appealed from aiult
nomah County, action to recover on note;
af w"": Spence vs. O. J. Hull and wife, ap
pellants, appealed from Multnomah County,
judgment of Circuit Court modifed.
West Urn vs. J. A. Tufts, treasurer Clack
amas county, appellant, to compel treasurer
to. turn over to plaintiff money from road
tux; reversed. ... ...
John Nichols and wife, appellants, vs.
Elizabeth Ingram et al.. appealed from
Polk County, suit to recover money; re-
VSt? John Lumber Company vs. Robert Prltr
et al.. appellants, appealed from Multnomah
County; Judgment ot Circuit Court modi
fied as to costs.
Renderings were denied In cases of Byron
vs. First National Bank of Roseburg; Blair
ts Western Cedar Company; Oregon Lum
ber & Fuel Company against Nolan and
French vs. Goln et. al.
SUGAR PLANT HOPED FOR
Springfield Kxpccts Factory to Be
Built There by 1916.
SPRINGFIELD, Or., March 17. (Spe
cial ) Confidence that the Eccles sugar
interests will establish a beet sugar
factorv, costing between S400.O0O and
$500 000, in Springfield In time to
handle the 1916 crop Is expressed by
members of the Business Men's Club.
Don Jolley, of Portland, representing
the sugar people, has been here for
10 days and at a recent meeting of the
Business Men's Club gave a talk on
the beet sugar industry.
The club re-elected John Kestly
president and Jesse Seavey, secretary.
The executive committee consists of J.
J Bryan, B. A. Washburne. E. E. Kep
ner. A. J. Perkins and Welby Stevens.
Cowlitz Court to Stt April 12.
KELSO. Wash, March 17. (Special.)
The next jury term of the Cowlitx
County Superior Court has been set for
April 12. The list of jurors was an
nounced recently. The docket will be
set at next motion day. There are a
number of interesting cases to be et
GEN COFFEE Fi,
Prices of AH Kinds Are Tending
MOCHA JUMPS SEVEN CENTS
Brazilians AdTCie in Primary Mar
kete and Jfew York Responds.
Scandinavia Large Buyer of
It is one of the peculiarities of the coffee
market that periods of business depression
in consuming; countries are nearly always
accompanied by advances In prices. Times
cannot be considered good in any part of
the world Just now and coffee prices every
where are tending upward. N
Several weeks ago .- coffee world was
surprised by a jump in the price of Mocha
of 7c per pound. This price has been main
tained, as shipment from Arabia eemB to
be out of the Question. Several large green
coffee concerns in New Torn bought Mocha
coffee, all they could find on the continent
and in England, and shipped It to this coun
try. In the last 10 days there has been some
little advance In Brazilian exchange and an
advance of about lc per pound on coffees for
shipment from Brazil. New York has finally
responded and an advance there of about 94 c
per pound has taken place.
Central American coffees are and have
been firm during the entire season thus far,
.nH th. Rcjtn H l nnvi&n countries have been
paying from 1 to So per pound more for
coffee than the United states nas paia.
As far as Brazil is concerned, even at the
present prices there Is not much more in it
for the growers than there has been f"r the
growers of apples in this section, ana they
have held back coffees to the best of their
ability under the unfavorable financial con
ditions prevailing in Brazil.
Except in the case of Mocha no advances
have yet been made by local roadsters, but
with a further, upward movement this is
more than likely to come about.
POOR OUTLOOK. FOR EXPORT WHEAT
California, Instead of Baying, Would Sell
Local wheat trading is of small volume
.v.a 4.v ThA exnort situation Is decidedly
unsatisfactory and there are no indications
it will improve in the near tuture. taiiior-
t : - ... . th. mnrlrpt and instead of
"being a buyer would sell. In fact, wheat can
bo bought in California now anu enippeu
L'ere at a profit.
Only 15,000 bushels were sold on the Mer-
. . . . - v. ......f.l.v an -follows:
cnanio aauimiific ' -
5000 bushels April forty-fold
5000 bushels April forty-fold 1, 7'
5000 bushels April club l.04
The sales or torty-ioia were in auvm.ts
of 14 to 1 cent, and club brought cent
more than Tuesday's bid. Other white wheat
offers ranged from a cent under to a cent
... tho nrecedimr day. while red wheat
bids were reduced Vt to 6 cents.
The barley and oats marnets were ouu ana
inclined to be weak.
Reporting on Portugal's purchases of
wheat Consul-General Lowrie, of Lisbon,
"The Portuguese Government has bought
from local commission houses between 07,-
000,000 and 110,000,000 pounds of wheat.
which is the amount used in about two
months with the ordinary consumption of
, t TTin Ynendttura was $3,830,000. In
order to cope with present conditions, the
Government Has estaoiisneo. two uen wio
of bread known as "common" and "mixed.".
The first must weigh 1000 grams (gram
equals 0.03327 ounce) and be made in the
nmnnptlim of 4 muns of flour of second
quality wheat to a gram of sifted white corn-
meal. The second type is maue i
tare of sifted flours of wheat and rye and
wheat and cornmeal or rye and cornmeai.
Several, of the usual types of white bread
will be maintained."
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley, flour, uaw. nay.
Season to date.15,205
Tear ago. . . .j.,oi.i
Tacoma, Tues. 8
Season to date. 8,400
Seattle, Mon. . 0
Year ago H
Season to data . 6.9j0
Year ago. . . . 0.091
FIXE DELIVERY. NEW STEAMER LINE
Vegetable Jobbers May Dispense With Ex
Front-street dealers . were more than
pleased yesterday with the delivery of vege
tables brought by the new steamer Great
..-,,.,. Thev were received on express
time at a freight rate. It is probable that
when the steamer northern rrait is
to the service all southern vegetables will
be brought by these vessels Instead of by
rail express, as heretofore.
Vegetable prices were unchanged, except
asparagus, which was lower, at 1213 cents
for white and 17 cents for green. The Cali
fornia asparagus market was weaker, owing
to warmer weather. With lower prices here,
consumption is increasing. A car of Los
Angeles cannonball cabbage was received
and quoted at 2 cents, the same as Win
nlngstadt. Flat Dutch cabbage offered at
The first crate of California strawberries
of the year arrived from Loomls ana soia
at 52. Shipments will not be large until
after the first of the month. Carlot ship
ments of strawberries from Los Angeles are
expected about April 10.
A good supply of oranges Is due on the
next steamer. It Is probable that Front
street dealers thereafter will cut out steamer
transportation and bring the oranges up by
n ..nar i This will lessen the shrink
age, which will offset the lncroased freight
EAST1RN' MOT AIR MARKET IS DlIX
Moderate Business Is Reportedi in Yorkshire.
Commenting on the Eastern mohair mar
ket the Boston Commercial Bulletin says:
"Business in mohair has been practically
at a standstill in the local market. Prices
are -hardly more than nominal and are
without any material change from the val
ues which have been prevalent for several
"Advices from Yorkshire report a moder
ate business on home account and some
business being; done for America,
"Imports to this side are not heavy, but
a little wool continues to come in from
week to week. -Imports during the month
of February were 1S0.513 pounds valued at
"Boston quotations: Best common, 8e
t$3S cents: good combing, 84$3o cents: or
dinary combing.. 3032 cents: best carding.
S3S34 cents; good carding. 2S30 cents:
ordinary carding. 2326 cents. Foreign:
Cape first. 34&5 cents: Turkey fair aver
age. 33$'37 rents.
WOOL BUYING IN WEST 13 LIMITED
purchase of Clips in Triangle and Other
Sections Reported. ,
Trading in new wools In the Western
states Is still limited. No transactions In
Oregon have been reported this week and
th Idaho market is also quiet. There has
been buying in the Triangle and medium
Montana clips have been taken at 27 cent.
There has also been a little operating in
North Dakota. A Boston trade report says:
"It Is reported that something has been
done in the new clip of tho Triangle. A
few houses in this market are involved hi
the purchases, medium clips being secured
on the basis of 22 to 25 cents. The ten
dency of growers to accept more reasonable
figures is evinced by the fact that, in some
cases, they are asking for the renewal ot
bids which they promptly rejected some
time ago. The foreign wools already re
ceived at this port and the imminence of
heavy arrivals the next six weeks has ma
terially affected the situation to regard to
the disposition of the new clip in the pri
mary markets. 'V
Prospects Are for Medium Crop.
KE VNEWICK. Wash., March 17. (Spe
cial. From present prospects tho Winter
wheat In this section will yield a medium
crop. While In some districts in the Horse
Heaven country considerable damage was
done by the heavy frosts in December and
January, others have not suffered at all.
Considerably more acreage Is planted to
wheat this season than in the past few
years, due to the prospects of good prices
holding out for this year's crop.
Seattle Demand for Eggs Strong.
The egg market is very firm, with a con
tinued active demand from Seattle. Tne
price holds at 19 cents, with prospects of
advancing. A few local firms are also
Poultry was scarce and firm. Dressed
veal was rather weak, but pork was steady.
The butter market was steady and un
Linseed Oil Advances.
' A 4-cent advance m linseed oil prices,
over the quotations named on January 14,
was announced yesterday. The new prices
on polled oil are 82 cents In cases and 77
cents in barrels; on raw oil, 80 cents in
cases and 75 cents In barrels.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland 2.680.5-;6 1394,568
Ssattla 2.S24.405 054. 2S
Tacoma 511.4H3 72.0S9
gpkane 566.005 . f4.903
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Floor. Feed, Etc.
Merchants Exchange, noon session.
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem t 141 I 1.45
Forty-fold 1.40 1.41
Club 1.38 ',4 141
Red Russian 1.28 5k 1-44
Ked fife 1.30 1.35
No. 1 white feed 33.50 34. 2i
No. 1 feed 26.00 28.50
Bran 23.00 24.75
Shorts 23.50 36.o0
April bluestem 1.42 1.44
May bluestem 1.44 1.45
April forty-fold 1.41 1.42
May forty-fold 1.43 Vi 1.4j
April club 1.39 Vk 1-41 ,
May club 1.42 i-':
April red Russian ; 1.30 1-o.i
Way red Russian 1.32'A 1.37
April red fife J.31 l.o7
May red fife 1.3; l.S
April oats 33. .o
May oats SJ.oO j. ;
April reed barley 27.00 28.25
May feed barley 28.00 JS.00
April bran -.V..2?-50 S4'S0 i
FLOUR Patents, $77.2U a barrel;
straights, fC.50; whole wheat, S7.20; graham,
"MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran. $27.50(9
28.50 per ton; shorts, s.23.50; rolled barley,
CORN Whale, 135 per ton; cracked, S3
''hat Eastern Oregon timothy, $141:
valley timothy, 1212.50; grain -hay, $109
12; alfalfa, tl3.5013.50.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels,
I2&2.GI per box; lemons, $2.25S3.50 pel
box; bananas, 4c per pound; grapefruit,
- --.n- nlnsannlM Rn HPT OOUndl tatt-
gerinej, '$1.25 1.75 per bo
$1.25 dozen; peppers, 30g35c pound;
artichokes, 75c per dozen: tomatoes. $4.50
per crate; cabbage. Hi 2 14c per pound;
celery, $3.75g4 per trate; cauliflower, $2 per
crate; sprouts, S0c per -pound; head let
tuce, $2 per crate; hothouse lettuce. 75c per
$1 per box; hothouse rhubarb, $l.u02.J
per oox; asparagus, x.jig'iit. v"""". ess
plant. 30c per pound: peas, 18c per pound.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, 50cji'$1.50 per
box: cranberries, $11 12 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon, $11.10 per sack;
Yakima. 11.10; Idaho, $11.10; new
potatoes, 10c per pound; sweet potatoes, 3)4
31ic per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, $1 per
ack. country points.
. . . 1- . 1 1 na rownta CI " ,,
sack- beets, $1.50 per sack; parsnips, $1.2$,
1 ... . i it- nan aoilr
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count,
ISc; candled, SOo per do,
POULTRY Hens, large, i.y 15c; hens,
ordinary, 1314 14c; broilers, IS 20c; tur
keys, dressed, 20c; live, 13c; ducks, 10014c;
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 2914 c
per pound m case lots; l-c more in loam
than case lots; cubes, 2628c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets, jobbers buying
price. 15c per pound, f. o. b. dock, Port
land: Young Americas. 16c per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 12c per pound.
FORK Block. 10 1014c per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
tails, $2.30 per doxen; half-pound tlata
$1.50; one-pound flats, $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound talis, $1.05.
HONEY Choice, S3.25 per case.
kittk Walnuts. 15&24C per DOund: Bra
zil nutB, 15c; filberts, 1524c; almonds, 23
24c; peanuts, c; cocoanuts, l.uu per
dozen; pecans. 1020c; chestnuts, 10c
BEANS Small white. Hie; large white,
0?4c; Lima, tilic; pink, 5Gc; Mexican, elkc;
COFFEE Roasted, In druiuf, 18i433!4c.
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $6.45; beet.
$0.25; extra C, $5.95; powdered. In bar
rels, $6 70; cube, barrels, $6.S5.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; hall
ground, 100s, $10.75 per ton; 00s, $11-50 pet
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 614 Gc; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, 551c.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 8c per pound;
apricots, 1315c; peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital
ians, &9c; raitfins, loose Muscatels, 8c; un
bleached Sultanas, 714c; seeded. S9c; dates.
Persian. 10c per pound: faxd, $1.05 per box;
currants. 8 12c.
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc
HOPS 1914 crop, 13 15c; 1913 crop,
l,lgl-C per xuuiu.
HIDES Salted hides, 1414 c; salted kip,
14V.C; saltea can, iou, fcict..
green kip, 1414 c; green calf, 16c; dry hides.
25c; dry calf, 27c
WOOL Eastern Oregon, coarse, 2225c;
Eastern Oregon, fine, lS20c; Valley, 25c,
CASCAitA BARK bid and new, 414c per
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts, 15c; dry
Sbort-WOOiea pelts, -lc; uijr Hueoiioea,
m... ...i.4 al.aarlnfrn. each. la&'litc'
dry" goats, long hair.- each. 13c: dry goat
,hurini. each. 1020c; salted sheep pelts.
March, $12 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17H18?4c; skinned, 17
l(ic; picnic, 12c; cottage roll, 1314a;
BACON Fancy, 2728c; standard. 23
21c: choice, 17 22c; strips, 1714c
DRY SALT Short clear backs, 13151kc;
exports, 15 17c; plates, 11 14 13c
i,a r n Tierce basis: Kettle rendered,
1214c- standard, 12c; compound, 8c.
BARREL GOODS Mess beef, $23; Plata
beef $24.50; brisket pork, IZs.oO; pickled
pigs' feet. $12-30; tripe, $9.5011.6O; tongues,
KEROSENE Water write, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, luc; special uruna or uar
rele, 1314c: cases, 17142014c.
-GASOLINE Bulk, 12c; cases, 18c; engine
distillate, drums. 714c; cases, 1414c; naptha,
drums, 11c;. cases, 18c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 75c: raw,
cases, 80c; boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 0c; In cases,
67c; 10-case lots lc less.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
COFFEE FUTURES MARKET IS STRONG
Close at New York Is IS to 17 Points et
. - . 1- . r Th. ma.bat fnT
Nuw iuka, i ...... - -
coffee futures opened at an advance ot 8
tO 17 POiniS, OWlUg W ""J wjuhuuvu
at Brazil. Realizing caused slight reactions
4l .lou- hut 11i mar.
dunn.c in" uiuiuiv
ket ffrmed up .-.gain in the late trading on
reports of an improving spot demanad and
a sharp advance in cost lid freight prices.
The .lose was 12 to 17 points net higher.
Sales 37.250. March. 6.12c; April, 6.17c:
Mav 6"lc; June, 6.27c; July, 7.34c: August,
7 40c- September, 7.46c; October, 7.50c; No.
vember, 7.54c; December. 7.58c; January.
7 02c; February. 7.66c.
'spot Firm. Rio No. 7. 8c: Santos No. 4,
10RloU 7? In the cost and freight mark,
we're reported some 40 to 50 points higher,
quotations ranging from 7.50 to 7.70c . white
rL.-.i ,i....rih-H Santos 4s were quoted at
about 10-15 to 10.50c ,!,,
Klo excuanse wuuuu "
Stock Market in Good Posi
tion, but Dull.
MINOR ISSUE PROMINENT
Favorable Metal Trade Advices In
clnde Further Large Sales ot
Copper for Export and Ad
vance in Price of Lead.
NEW YORK, March 17. Dealings In
stocks showed today the smallest total of
any recent period, but the undertone was
consistently firm, except for some Irregular
ity at the outset and toward the close.
Trading was devoid of actual significance,
the only noteworthy changes occurring in
the semi-active or highly speculative issues.
Metal and allied stocks failed to reflect to
any appreciable extent the more favorable
advices, such as further large sales of copper
for export, an advance in the price of .lead
and resumption of dividends by the Rio
Tlnto Company, which has the support of the
foremost financial interests in London and
United States Steel was barely more than
steady at any time, its place in point of ac
tivity being taken by stocks of far less prom
inence. Trade authorities reported better prospects
in the country as a result of large foreign
contracts now in course of consummation.
Foreign exchange moved in its recent con
trary manner, cables and drafts on London
Bonds reflected the stock market for most
important issues, but became irregular later.
Total sales, par value. $1,821,000. United
States bonds were unchanged on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Snips.. HiKh. LOW,
33 14 32
86 1 86
Alaska Oold ... 3.
Alii D1H13I at --
Am Sugar Ref
Am Tel & Tel.. 8
Bait & Ohio ...
Brook' R Tran..
Canadian Pac .. 1,
dies & Ohio
Chi Gt West
Col Fuel & Iron
Col & Southern
D & R Grande.
Distillers' Secur 1,100
Gt North pf . . . 300
Gt North Ore . . l,3no
Guggenheim Ex. 400
Interbor Met pf 1.700
Inspiration Cop. 5,000
In,,.. H-JPVMlftP ......
K C Southern
... ,, ci-.i ilia' it
Lenign vaney .. ,V:;7 iVoa ii-i
imis c iasn.. '"j - a,
Mex Petroleum 13.20O 09 Gi ;t
Miami Copper .. 3.700 21 21 2114
Mo" Kan & Tex. 400 m 1014 10 A
Mo Pacific 3,300 10 10 10
Nat Biscuit 10
Nevada Copper. 400 12
800 83 14 8'- H
DOO 51 51
" ino ios' 102T4
00 18 18
'"7110 105' io.V
40O I.-1O14 150
1,700 17 17
1.900 144 142
" l'.ioO '83 83"
1,700 15 ir
900 28 27
"2.266 126 14' iio'i
"9.166 '45 44
400 105 104
400 52 52
900 04 64 14
200 08 8
Pac Tel & Tel. .
Pull Pal Car...
Ray Con Cop . .
Rpcub I & S
Rock Island Cc
i ,-. .. r 1. I
t L & S F 2 Pf . . .
soutnern rac ..
Southern Ry . ..
Tenn Copper . . .
U s steel
Utah Copper . .
westing r.iec .. -ew ua-r "
Total sales for the day, 122,100 snares.
NEW YORK BONDS.
V S ref 2s reg. 9814IN Y C ge.l 3.4s. 79
Nor Pacifin 3s.. 84
U S 3s reg 101
do coupon. .. .1 01
XT s new 4s reg.109'4
do coupon. .. .11014
. do 4s 90
Union Pacttic 4S. in
S P Co. -Ss 68
Money Exchange, Etc.
3V- per cent. Sterling exchange, weak;
60-day bills, $4.77.25: for cables. $4.80.15:
for demand. $4.79.75. Bar silver, 60 c. Mex
ican dollars. 38 c.
Government bonds, steady; railroad bonds,
'"rrm''oans. steady: 60 days! 2 per cent:
00 days, 2; six months, 3. Call money
steady: high, 2 per cent; low, 1: ruling
rate. -; last loan, n w"s -
fered at 1?4.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 17. Silver bars.
50c. Sterling. 60 days, $4.77; demand.
$4.80; cable, $4.80.
LONDON. March 17. Bar silver. 23 15-18d
iL,.nav tier cent. Dls-
per ounce. - -
count rates, short and three months. 2 per
cent, maia wuutu " " .
r lAws Uiu1r IT arah antra-.
LONDON, March 17. American securities
on tho block mantei ioum? ?
There were a few markings among the lead
ers during the day and the closing was dull
YARD PRICES STEADY
FAIR SUPPLY ITi WORTH PORTLAND
Laxsrcst Part of Trading Is In Hi
Division, Where Top Grade Still
The local livestock market was steady
yesterday and former prices prevailed in
all lines. Ten loads were received and there
was a fair days Dusiues.
un.t nr the trading was In the hog divis
ion, where all the light stock, except one
loaa, c-rougni .wv. -
to $7.25, according to grade.
Receipts were 78 cattle, 2 calves. 613 hogi
and 21 sheep. oiuppem wc.
With cattle H. Land Company. Gllman.
2 cars. "
With hogs F. B. Decker, Silverton. 1 car;
BL-ni Rinr-ir. Suver. 1 car; R. McGraw,
Goldendale, 1 oar; A. D. Conrad. Kalispell, 2
cars; Huntley iierwnuie ddiijuj, ot. uu.
With mixed loads F. B. Decker, Oervals,
1 "car cattle, hogs and sheep; A. S. McPhee,
Richfield, 1 car cattle and calves.
The day's tales were as follows:
1 hog .
.1106 7.25j 95 hogs ... 206 $7.60
264 6.00 97 hogs ... 202 7.60
318 u.50 1 hog 550 6.60
156 7.551 88 hogs ... 200 7.60
194 7.55 1 hog 320 7.60
424 6.60K 2 hogs ... 135 7.00
336 7.10 4 steers . . 978 6.25
106 6. 751 25 steers ..1035 7.25
165 7.60 25 steers ..1011 6.65
106 6.751 lcow .... 850 6.75
S5l 6 50 lpow .... 750 6.50
r-iB nVr,.nt at the local stockyards on
the various classes of stock: ,.
Prime steers. ZS;Mt15
Choice steers I ??!?'
Medium steers 2onla'io
Choice cows J-OO 6 W
Medium cows iSSf .25
Heifera .....i. 6.00ST.OO
SS, . S.50S6.00
Stag. '.V. : 4.$0.M
Lighf7. ..' .$07.M
Omaha Livestock Market,
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb., March 17. Hogs
Receipts. 14.300. lower. Heavy. $6.436.55:
light, $6 50 6.60; pigs. $5.50a5O; bulk of
sales. $6.50 6.55. . , ,
Caulc Receipts. 4300, stcsdy. Kative
.teera. $6.4(1 8.10: cows and heifers, I.VOO
4i6 75- to est cm steers, $6.007.50; Texas
steers. $S.7S7.25; cows- and heifers, $4.7u
6.50; calves. $7.O0i0.25.
Sheep Receipts, 4500, slow. Tearlings,
LADE) & TILTON
Capital and Surplus
8.50s.00; wethers,' $7.50SJS00; lambs, $8.00
Chicago Livestock Market.
r.- . an.K Mnm- Receipts.
.ni.AW. -"--- ...
86.000, slow, 5c under yesterday's average.
Bulk 6.76tf6.SO; liRht. $6.6083; mixed.
6.606.S5; heavy. U. 3006.55; ro.ugh, $6.30tf
0.45; pigs. $5.50.7O.
Cattle Receipts, w, nrm. .ane lie--$5.S0ti;8.75:
Western, $.1.2097.45: cows and
heifers. $3.30e,7.70; calvse, $6,506 U.;5.
. 1 ! lUa a. -aaatlsi4 Ght!!
ST.OOm 8.10: yearlings. l".S0to9..tt; lambs.
CROP OUTLOOK GOOD
BR1LLIAXT PROSPECTS WKAKEK
WHEAT AT CHICAGO.
Liverpool Cabl- Are Lower Oa Re
ports of Alllea Making Farther
Progress Om Dsrdaarr.es.
CHICAGO, March 17. Splendid crop prom
ise on a big acreage had much to do today
wlttt lowering tne wneac idwkbi nerw. . .m
were unsettled at the close, which was So to
S'ic under last night. Other articles, too.
snowea on aeuunea, wiu iv - - -
H4?14o to 5c and provisions 7!i10o to
Magnilicent was mo lemi uu uj
expert In describing the outlook for the 1IH-
nn Insnection that extended from ChlcBKO
lO UaiTO. CCUriBU I.1U1C liens o.uu
of export call tended to discourage wheat
buyers even before prices came noticeably
under the shadow of the new crop. Lower
quotations came rrom L.ivn i.i, , ...
ports were current that the fleet attacking
the detences oi tne Laruu.ii. -" - .
making progress. There were alsopredlc-
tions or larger mtiiuvu w ,
gentlna. . f
fine WDaUier wcanciiw
corn. The weight of the big stocks In sight
. . . . i .. I . . . . ... 1. it wn H M O
promptly mm " is " " ' - ,v ' " -- ----- --
parent that no strength would be retlectcd
Miscellaneous holders unloaded oats, on
the ensuing break, however, there was evi
dence of renewed cash call from the sea
bProvlsions swung down with hogs and
grain. Leading packers let go of holdings
quite freely. '
Open. High. Low. .closs
May ..'...T.1.65 $1.67 $1.63H $.6414
July 1.2 l
w.v 74V .74H !
July 7li .' "''
Mav ... .594 .S ''alt
Mav ..17.76 17.75 17 55
juiy "...as.u u.20 i?.; 1..00
Mav ...10.SO 10.62 10.07 10.
Juiy :::.::io.9o io. 10..- ".
May 10-10 -J ?? J" 95
JulV ...... 10-42 l- 1-" 10'37
aitS T Ad. !..: N.-
Cora No. 2 yellow, 74o; No. 1 yellow, 70
7Hic; No. 4 white, 72c.
Barley 75 84c.
Timothy 4.00 4j 8.2-.
- .3,.000 bushel.;
oa?.h.eh.00 -heVt.02806hbu.he,,; cora.
.SrE, "too0 bu.h.i.;.f.ou..
- European Oral. Market-.
LONDON. March 17.-Cargoes on pas.,
itverpOOU March 17. Options Corn
ohher, closed d higher.
PARIS, March 17.-Wheat. Vk higher.
Minneapolis Grain M""-
MINNEAPOLIS. HjreJ .IT -Wheat-Ms,.
"SfV NO ' Norton "iW
JlSKf: Northern. $1.43 f 1.49 T.
Flax $1.97 V4 I82-01V-
Other Eastern Grata Markets.
PEORIA. March 1" orn; unci,.. ,.ed
to He lower. Oats. He to lo lower.
OMAHA. March 17.-fash wheat, 8c lower.
65H0 bid; May. 6o Vic bid.
ST. LOUIS, March " -Wheat closed:
Mv. ai.4B9i.ao: J"'v- 117 bld-
Cram at SM l-rmncloo.
k.v FRANCISCO March 17. Spot QUota
SAN FRAwy iiiii. walla. $3.40w'2.42'4
Hon.. nom'nal. ;anW Tiotf 2.42 V, P
Per,'in -?urkS red $? 2.50 per cental ;
$1.3531-3' V4 pr.c 50&27.5O pur
on.8Pdd,neg"t:,T32 pV?-. Short,.
SrtSw; May. V"
bid; December, $1-33 Vi per cen.al bid. $1.3!i
Puret Sound Grain Market.
$1.41; forty-fold, t1-""- C,UD- ""
$1.33; red Russian, l..l.
?e1.7cParrreceipU: Wheat 8. oat. X
hay 4, flour 8.
TACOMA' March 17. Wheat Bluestem,
$142; lorty-ford, $1.40; club. $1.3D; red fife,
1cfr receipts: Wheat 8, barley 5. corn 1.
SA- FRANCISCO PBODl.CE MARKET
prices Current la Bay City Fruit, Vege
cam FRANCISCO. March 17. Butter
FhK.W c; prime first., 2114c; fresh
"Igresh ...: Kf
Cheese Pew. iv.
1214 fe 140; Oregon. 14V5C. .,.-.,. ho,.
Vesetables Bell .peppers. 4171e.hot
bouse cucumbers. 90c$1.10: peas. 5&SC
asparagus, 5$ 11c.
kltmons,' ,fooV-ty .,
i 1 25 - Northern, $1.501.6o. Im
pocZ Vl70&lS5; Idaho, 1 !
$2 252.60: new. 6c per pound.
Ricelpti-Flour 729 5u!-.rnSy' i
870 centals; potatoes. 3u5 sacks, hay, i
Ixintian Wool Sales.
,.... March 17. There were 9(100
bale. oe?id th. wool auction sale, to
day The quality was good, competition
was' more active and the tone was better
I Jeoort that licenses are In the cour.e of
A "P0" "m, f .he recent Amerl-
XnPpchSsef TsttmuTated the demand from
tmeHcans who bought a good quantity of
ih? best scoured and greasy roerinoa. The
hmb trade and France were e.cer buyers
ol ? th. th qualities. Cro.s-br.ds w-r
.trong and fron? 5 to 10 per cent dearer and
greasy realised Is 7d.
Early Grant Movement oa Lakes.
IWLCTH, March 17. Chartering In th.
rrsln trade on the Great Lakes becomes
more active with the approach of the Ma
son ot navigation and considerable grain Is
beinr offered for early shipment. Hlgn
prices for grain In the May delivery Is re
sponsible for the demand for vel room.
There Is also the consideration ot taxe. t-
avoid which shippers are eager to get their
grain loaded for shipment by May 1. Ship
pers hv. obtained vessel capacity for 3.-
000.000 bushel, .o far thi. .eauon and the
r.rly movement promlara to b. hea..
though probably of short ilur.llnn. Most 'f
lh buxlnra. . don. t 1', rein, on wht
to Buffalo. Three .learner, wcrv charter!
today, making elKht that h.ve beeu takM
Big Advaar la Pyntuft..
t.V lUlttV. -Mfircn 11. Vlirmu-ni n.PiPi.
nl.s today notified textile mill, of nn .4
vance ot l'J per cunt In tJerninn dy-.iufi.
eflectiv. tomorrow. Two leading lln-. cf
from Ml. b.eauae of a .liort.H. of f-olor. .nil
two large inanuin' iuin, - -
crawil taking further order, fur Indgo
Bli'iVVlll Uiirrh 17 Tuipentine--
llim; 42c. HHle.. none; receipt., lili; hu-
nienl. 2.1: .iocas. vsi.
H..ln Firm. M.tlen. i1?' receipt.. UV1;
hlpmenl.. 2-V; stock. HJI.OOW. VJii"!' A.
H. S2.1"u I'-; r, . 1
....... .-,n- ii nv v- w t;.
siTao; w w. $.i.o.
Dried Frail at New lork.
NEW TOItK. M.rch 1". Kv.por.led ep
plea. dull. Prune, barely steady. I'.aeho",
dull and nominoL
New York Kagwr Market.
NRW TORK. M.rch 17. R.w mignr, .i.v.
Ontrlfug.l. 4.77c; nioi.w.. sugar, 4c, jta
Hop. at New ork.
TOi:K. V-rf-h 17. - llopa- rjmet.
Pavement is so
there can be no
question of its
Why Bonds Are Safe Investments
The Harri. Tru.t tt Pavlnrs Hank of
Chicago has Isiued a booklet entitled "Why
Bond. Are Safe Investment.," Intended for
th. u. of person, planning to lnv..t In
bonds for th. fir.t time. II. aim I. to .ipl.m
In .tmpl. term. th. purpo.e. and u... ot
v.riou. clas.e. of bonda a. .af. Investment,
for Indlvldu.l. a. w.ll .. Institutions. Copis.
may be had free on reque.t.
CoinpagDle t;pnerale TrMnaNtlantlqua.
1'O.ilAI. hKltl ll E.
Sailings for BORDEAUX
LA TOUKAINE Mar. 27. 3 P.M.
CHICAGO Apr. 3,3 P.M.
NIAGARA Apr. 10, 3 P.M.
FOIl I.NFOI1.MATION AITLY
C. W. Winger. SO h M.t A. I. harllon,
!6J Morrison at.: i:. M. Tajlnr. t'. M. 4 U
r. Itv.: l'iri.ev It. bnillh. IIH 3d al.j A. C.
Sheldon. 100 ad at.l M. Kli-hao., 3 tVah
higlon at.i Jorlh Hunk Itoad. lh auil Mark
la.; V. H. Mi l arlaml, .H1 and Valilngtca
aia-; r.. n. imnj, i. " ..
AiL Honolulu and South Seat
Slna-la.t l la. 1 1. ! alia TlaH
"'VEHTUR A" "SONOMA" "SIERRA'
lOWO-loo A.I .11" Bteamira--Ha(et Lhvl. '
$110 Honolulu tXfSfc 5yixy. 5337i0
For Honolulu March 30, Mrll 1:1. April
17. M.v II. June 1 July Aug. 3.
For Sv.lney Alirll Is, May 11, Juno I.
July a, Vu. 3. Auk ';'- ..
Ot'KANIO HTKAMSIIir TO.
7. Market eit ban IraiiclM-a.
LOS ANOF.UE9 AND BAN PIF-tiO
S. S. ROANOKE
Ball. WMtaeartar. Mar. i4, al I. M.
SOUTH PACiriO bTE.M1Hir CO.
llrkrt Office 3 l'relght OIHc
1S A td bt. J tool ribrup Ml.
Main 1U14. A 131. I Mim uua. A Mi
S. S. ELDER
BAILS Bl'NUAY. MAKCH SI. A. M.
a.VO CVKRV BUMiAV XllfcKKAKTa.
NOltTII fAClllC blEAVSUlr CO.
n-i.-ira. .irfla rl Frelsht Office
U A Sd St. A Foot N.irthigp t
J1A1.S Ml. A !!. I M.ln S-'uS. A M.
10 DlJAbKIKO, SAKTOK,
arnvrv V1I1KI1 Hi:riOH AYRH
AMP0RT & HOLT LIN
HA Wash St..BLaIJLl LAJ
or any lonl tKt. .
NEW ZEALAND AMI SOUTH KA
Ite.ular tbrou.h aallinc tor tydn.r l
Tahiti .nd Wellington tiom lrancl.ro.
Mar. 31. April IS. Mar and .rrr it
daya Bend for pamphUC.
tnioit temmlil) I K. ot New Zealand.
Office J Market atrert, Kaa trascUc
ar lo.-al S. 8. and at. It. .irenta.
SKWVt is? vraTr r o
8. H. BKAR Mils P. NR H II.
Vhr Hi. r'ri.rhr. Partlaa . . T,
Third aad W anliiaatoa MIIIH'.'W.
1U at S. lO.) Tel. Mar.h.H iiW. All.
COOS BAY LINE
Sail, from Aluurh Hork, I'orllaatf.
H A. 31. Krlilny. I'relak Tl.ket
ufflra. AIrlH lo-k. I'houra Mala
.-wou, A-itswa. mr Ti.-l.rt unu-r. mt aia
I'koam .Marahall 4:mu, A-.ll.
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