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THE MORJiTXG OREGOXIAW, SATURDAY,' MARCH 37, 19T5.
WAGE RISE SOUGHT
Concerted Effort of Labor Re
ported Under New Law.
CITY PAYROLL AFFECTED
Movement Fjpected to Open Witiiin
t Scar Future Preference Said
to Be Given to Aliens
Simultaneously with the taking ef
fect yesterday of the city's new ordi
nance requiring contractors on munici
pal work to maintain an elpht-hour
oay. to pay the city's scale of wages
to all workmen and to give preference
to local labor, reports were received
by City Engineer Dater to the effect
that a concerted effort is being made
by labor interests to have the city's
wage scales for skilled workmen in
creased. It Is expected the movement
will make its appearance in the open
within a short time.
The new ordinance requires every
contractor on municipal contracts to
pay all his laborers, workmen and me
chanics the wages paid by the City of
Portland for similar work.JThis means.
It is said, that if the city Increases Its
wage scale for carpenters, mechanical
engineers, cement finishers or other
workmen the same increases must be
given by all contractors who handle
street paving, grading, sidewalk con
structor sewer construction, bridge
building or other work done by the
A number of complications have
arisen regarding the operation of the
ordinance which may require consid
erable time to straighten out. The
measure provides no method of check
ing up on the books of contractors to
see that they actually pay the wages
required: It does not specify exactly
at what stage of the proceedings for
the letting of contracts the scale of
wages existing shall apply and. It Is
said. It provides no means of enforcing
Its previsions against alien contractors
who do their own labor in executing
The measure, it is argued by some
contractors, will make it easier fot
the organizations ot aliens to get con
tracts and complete them at a profit.
The regular contractor. It is said, is
forced to pay the maximum wages for
workmen. The aliens band together,
submit bids for work and then perform
the work themselves. They are all
partners In the contract and they em
ploy no labor, therefore they do not
have to pay 3 a day wages. It is
said the ordinance, if enforced, will
have the effect of making It easier for
these people to get contracts. They
are Greeks. Italians, Syrians and Aus
trian, many of them unable to speak
CLUB PUTS 0. K. ON BONDS
Albina Business Men UnanJmons In
Indorsement of Koad Issue.
The Albina Business Men's Club at
Its meeting yesterday in the Albina
Branch Library unanimously indorsed
the proposed tl.S50.000 road bond issue.
Jt was set forth that the maiu portion
of the issue will go for labor and that
the monev will be expended at home.
S. A. JUathieu. A. R. Zcllcr. T. L.
Adams and others spoke brieliy. It was
decided to Invite Koadmaster John B.
Yeon to speak to Albina folk at the.
Albina Branch Library Wednesday
The club favors the erection of an
Illuminated arch at the intersection of
"Williams avenue and Russell street.
X. C. Merges. J-. U. Schroeder. A. R.
y.cller and Si A. Mathieu were appointed
to look after the improvement of streets
iind to take up the extension of Will
lams avenue. H. A. Calef and J. 1).
Sherman, of the Kast Side I'.usiness
Jlcn's Club, addressed the meeting on
the publicity programme.
POLICE SERGEANT TO FARM
1 "ileitis E. IVanlcss Tenders Hesita
tion to Take Effect April 1.
With the Intention of retiring to his
dairy and hog ranch near Newberg,
Kiletua K. Wanless, police sergeant, for
a number of years one of the most pop
ular and best-known members of the
police department, has handed in his
resignation to Chief of Police Clark.
The resignation takes effect April 1.
The question of scrgeancy appoint
ments is again brought up by the resig
nation. One of the older night ser
geants probably will take Mr. Wanless'
place on the day relief, which will leave
a night vacancy. M. K. Llllis heads the
list for promotion under the recent ex
aminations, but he says he will not ac
cept an appointment that means night
work. Patrolmen Wade and Ennis are
tied for second place.
STREETS WILL BE OILED
City Orders Advertising for 10,000
Barrels of Cmde Oil.
Preparatory to starting the oiling of
unpaed streets throughout the city
to prevent dust during the Summer
months the City Council yesterday in
structed the municipal purchasing bu
reau to advertise for 10.000 barrels of
crude oil for delivery as needed.
The oiling of the roads will bo start
ed as soon as possible. The new sprink
ling system designed a year ago by the
municipal shop? will be used again
this year. The oiling will be clone by
the street cleaning and sprinkling
SECRETARY IS EXEMPT
Movie Posilion Ruled Out of Civil
The position of secretary to the Mo
tion Picture Censorship Board, now heli
by Vrs. K. B. Colwell. i.- not to be under
civil service jurisdiction. City Attor
ney LaKoehe ruled yesterday that under
the provisions of tiie charter the po
sition may be held permanently by Mrs.
Colwell without the necessity of her
taking a civil service examination.
Under the charter, the Council may
create boards and these may have em
ployes. Mr. LaRoche says that such em
ployes do not have to be under civil
YOUTH FACES NEW CHARGE
Forgery Follows Larceny Plaint
Soon After Itclcase.
Fhortly fter th charge' of larceny
by embezzlement had been continued
in the case against Earl Kisby. aged
18, in Municipal Court yesterday, Dep
uty District Attorney Richard Delch
swore out a warrant charging the youth
with forgery, and it is to that charge
he will answer today.
Four months ago Kisby was in simi
lar trouble in Portland, but said he had
work offered him on a farm near Gold
endale. Wash. He was told by Judge
Stevenson to go to Goldendale and not
to coine back. He was arrested Thurs
day in Portland by City Detectives
Hellyer and Tackaberry.
It is now alleged that Kisby stole a
letter written to J. A. Hamilton, of this
city, by Dr. C. S. Terpening, of Pendle
ton. In this letter was a check for 3,
made out to Hamilton. By forging
Hamilton's name. Kisby is alleged to
have collected the 3. It is then as
serted that Kisbv later forged a check
to Hamilton, signing Dr. Terpentines
signature, and collected $28 on this.
N 0 RTH ERN TRAD E B ETTER
DISTRIBUTIVE BCSIXESS EXPAXDS
Speeding In of Manufacturing Indus
try Favorably Affects Sentiment.
War Order Trade I.aree.
NEW YORK. March 20. Bradstrcefs to
morrow will say:
Distributive trade has expanded in the
northern half of the country this week, the
stimulating- features being better weather
and the nearer approach of Easter. In ad
dition, sentiment us to tire outlook has been
benefited by a slight speeding up of manu
facturing Industry and the enlarged specu
lation at higher prices in cotton and securi
ties. Vv-pr order business, however, still re
mains the strong point of the entire sltua-
tUThe great basic facts of soil and crop con
ditions favor the growing of large crops in
this country the coming year. Prices of all
agricultural products except cotton are still
"aittem"ght bo pointed out that the reports
as to employment are rather better .than of
late. Building shows mora signs of lite,
though gradual Improvement only is report
ed and lumber remains depressed. .
There is more life visible in the -cotton
goods industry, a reflection partly ot the
Sharp advances" In raw material. K ash
fabrics have sold quite freely for Summer
wear; wool and woolens em quieter and
there Is a better feeling voiced by official
observers in the sjlk trade. .,
Bank clearings for the week
..- -03 o00 a decrease of 6.4 per cent
fcm'fast week aSd of 8.6 from the corre
sponding week last year. .17
Business failures for the "week number J75,
week were OJ. compared with 46 in the like
week last year.
GOODS MARKET JMPKOVIXG SLOWLY
Trading In Scoured Wools at Slightly Lower
BOSTON". March 26. The C'nmnerc'aI
Bulletin will say of the wool market, tomor.
""Except for a fair turn-over in foreign
woof again this week, the market has been
sluggish! What bu.iness r been done
in forelxn wools has been at recent rates,
some 01 the trading in domestic scoured
wool is reported, but at slightly lower prices
The good? market appears to improve but
siowl?. Foreign markets have been falr.y
"s'cou'red basis-Texas, fine. 12 months.
iftTSc- fine, eight months, 62w-63c.
CaUforma Northern. 664 OS.-; middle coun
ty. 6062c; Southern, 56Jji.Sc. -,,-.
Oregon Eastern, No. 1 staple. t.C
Eastern clothing, C3&6Sc; alley. No. .1,
"'Territory, fine staple. 72r7"c;
diom .tape. 67sf70c; fine-clothing 870c:
flue medium clothing. 65&6Sc; "Blt-blooA
combing. 70S 72c; three-clghths-blood comb-
'"pulte'd extra. 729.7.1c: AA. 7071c: fine A,
6?7uc; A supers, 6. wSi-c.
LONDON. March 2(1. The offerings at
the wool auction sales today amounted to
10.900 bales. The selection was in
condition and the demand was spirited at
firm prices. Greasy cross-breds touched .s
lUd. the highest price of the series. Amer
icans bought scoured and greasy merinos
moderately. Licenses are being fn
slowly for merino wool and sheepskins pur
chased for America.
PALOUSE" CROPS ARE SAFE
Conditions Indicate Bumper Crops
for l-'all-wn Wheat.
FARM1XGTOJT. Wash.. March 26.
(Special.) Favored by the mildest
Winter weather known to the Palouse
country for many years, the Fall-sown
crops are in excellent condition and
all indications are for a bumper crop
this Fall. Oldtimers are unanimous in
their opinions that the prospects never
were better. Little fear of a freeze-out
Owing to the present high prices,
the acreage this year will be unusually
large, both in Fall and Spring-sown
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, March 26. Maximum tem
perature. 57 4 degrees; minimum, 4.i de
crees. River reading. S A. M., 'eel,
change In last 24 hours. .1 foot rise. Tola
rainfall 3 1'. M. to S P. M.), none: total
smco September 1, tOH. 23.04 lnrl.es: nor
mal as.!5 inches; deficiency, 12.1H inches.
To.il Kunshinc. hours. 4i minutes: pos
sible 12 hours, 2i minutes. Barometer (re
duced 10 sea levei). 0 P. M.. 2.5 Inches.
5 2 0
of ? I
Des Moines . . .
Jacksonville . .
Kansas City ...
Los Angeles . .
New Orleans . .
North Had ...
North Yakima .
S;m Francisco .
Tut 00s h Island
Walla Walla .
."lo.oti: 4 sw :rt. cloudy
42 :.O0 4 SK (Clear
r.0;o.wi 4 SIS ICiear
M 0.00 Calm jClear
I'.L'O.no1 ti X IPt.. cloudy
30 0.00ltf .SW Clear
64 0.10 14 SK JClouriy
tttto.OO 10:tlC (Cloudy
oti .(' 4 NV Pt. cloudy
7rt0.00f 4'S jrt. cloudy
tiSo.oO; Pt. cloudy
r.fi o.;:' 4 sr cloudy
CO 0.01 20 SK Cloudy
a O.OOt R W Clear
IS 0.00 "-M NW Clear .
44 0.OO 3S NW Clear
44 0.00 :IS NW, Clear
0 0.O0 12.E "Pt. cloudy
.ISO.OO 4 SE 'Pt. cloudy
57 0. 00 Calm (Clear
ciV r nil' li VP! Ii'par
.." 54 0.W 4 W rtouriy
. J r.7 0.00 12'E jCloudy
i.6 0.1' 4 NW;t lour.y
04 0.00 10 SB ti!Ioudy
42 O.Oli 4 NE 'Pt.. cloudy
Oti O.OO 3 2 NW, 'loudy
i'.-2 n.04 I'ti SE (Ha in
ti4 .00 1' N Clear
rao.ooi 4N Pt. cloudy
;S .000 14 N Clear
T-0 O.Oo 30 E Oie.ar
SJ.O.tK'; 4 N JCloudy
.".0 O.OO I'.' NW clear
:;o o.o0"lvw JCloudy
Thf Dakota hlfrh-prwure area Is cen
tra this waning over Nebraska and a shal
low depression extends from Oregon south
eastward to Utah. LlKht rain has fallen
In California. Western Oregon and Ternies
ee Th temperatures have risen in East
ern OrtKoit. Montana, the Iukotas and the
Canadian Northwest. It is much" cooier
over a wide strip of territory extending
fr.m Texas northeastward w New r.n-
Ijp,'0 conditions are favorable for showers
in this district Saturday, cicept in Eastern
WatfhinKtnn and Northern Idaho. where
fair weather will probably continue another
Portland" end vicinity Shower: south
easterly wind?. ' ,
Ore con Showers: southeasterly wind.
Washington Fair east, showers west por
tion ; southeasterly winds.
Idaho Showrs south, fair north portion.
EDWARD A. BKAI.S. District Forecaster.
Couldn't Keep One, Anyway.
"Do you know that Lacey's is ad
vertising a mammoth eale this week?"
"I likes a man dat alius has a cheer
ful disposition," said Vncle Eben, "per
vided dat he doesn gfit it by shovin
all da worry off on someone else."
PRICES ASKED FOR
Australia Is Making Bids for
North Pacific Wheat.
LOCAL MARKET IS QUIET
Limited Transfers at Merchants
Exchange Are at Declines of
Three to Four Cents Interest
in Coarse Grains Subsides.
Buyers In Australia are mailing bids for
North Pacific wheat, but no new business
on this account Is known to have been
booked. Grain dealers are looking for trade
with that quarter, as Australia's needs dur--ing
the remainder of the year are consid
erable. Crop conditions in that country have been
poor and it is estimated that the wheat har
vest for the entire commonwealth did not
exceed 20,000,000 bushels. There were rain
falls In the latter part of the season, but
these arrived too late to benefit the crop.
New South Wales has been the most fa
vored as regards the wheat crop, and the
authorities, in order to prevent prices from
becoming excessive, commandeered the en
tire yield and sold it at practically cost to
millers and others. Victoria, South Aus
tralia and West Australia all experienced
poor harvests, but In Queensland conditions
were fairly good
Yesterday's session ot the Merchants' Ex
change was rather quiet and the undertone
of the market was easier. The day's sales
were as follows:
5.000 bushels April bluestem l.JB
10.000 bushels May club 1-7
10.000 bushels May club .tA
100 tons May bran a.ao
The two deals In May club were at de
clines of 3 cents from the best bids of
Thursday, while April bluestem - sold at 4
cents lower. Other offers In the wheat list
were from 2 to 7 cents under those of the
day before. Oats and barley bids ranged
from a dollar lower to a quarter higher.
Bran sold 50 cents cheaper than on Thurs
day. Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Tear ago 24
Season to date.15.2S2
Year ngo 14,717
Thursday .... 5
Year ago .... 7
3 9 4
1S5.1 1734 lS3:t 1724
2213 2279 1402 2314
" 4 .... 1
521 371 2703
680 406 2074
5 .... 5
101S 1807 1039 4831
978 1684 1102 4328
Wednesday .. SI
Season to flats 7.002
Year, ago 8.146 978
HIGH WOOL HOLDS TRADE IN" CHECK
Dealers Hesitate About Buying In View of
Wool dealers hesitate about venturing in
the 1810 market at the high prices ruling.
The frequent changes In the situation con
cerning foreign staple and the unsettled
conditions in the goods market make the
future of Tivocd very uncertain. Importers
r trnnsfftrrinnr their tioldines to manufac
turers as rapidly as possible. Commenting
on the situation, the Boston corresponaeni
of the New York Commercial says:
"Prices nireadv named In the West on
contracts seem very high in view of recent
developments. The effect of the impend
ing arrivals of Australian wools Is the most
nfrvminn- of thrBA develonments. The pri
mary markets appear to have been entirely
upset thereby. This is shown by the mod
ification of the demands of arrowers. Yet
rnAPi nu-dine importations of for
eign wool under the textile alliance plan
even" now are none too reassuring. jo
appointment of a deputy agent at this port
ha nnt heen announced. Details are de
veloping so slowly generally that some mem
bers of the local wool trade remain skop
tlcal as to tha intentions of the British
"Pffnrm nre heiii e made In a straight
forward way hy manufacturers and wool
dealers generally to import merinos under
the provisions required. Recent cablegrams
y. o to lndirate that termlts to
ship wools soon would be issued, thougn
nAn onnii-mtiv has vet been secured, ob
stacle after obstacle has arisen to befud
dle prospective shippers as to the require
ments of the authorities. The difficulty
onrnuntnrpd In London as well aa Mel
bourne and Sydney. It Is stated that the
Knncrht nt the February auction saiea
in London still holds a place on the dock
at London for want of permits allowing
the owners to ship the same.
NEW POTATOES SCARCE FOB EASTEK
No Louisiana Strawberries on Coast This
Year Orangres to Advance.
T-i .in i.A a oariltv thrnueliouf the
entire Northwest of new potatoes for the
Easter trade, A car was BLariea irura u
,; tinn hut it contained a
quantity of Early Rose that did not keep
well, and consequently was diverted to mar
kets nearer the shipping point. California
has few new potatoes to "offer 'and only a
limited supply could be obtained for ship
ment North on tho steamer Great Northern,
which satis today. There will bo no .now
Garnets for HQ dast Florida tomatoes will
also be scarce for Easter. ery iiuie cau
i . ,-in arHv rtnrimr the comlnc week.
as the California vegetable unions are un
able to fill all their orders for Winnlngstadt.
It Is doubtiui It any i,oumiaua
ries come to the Coast this year. The
freeze on the 21at killed SO per cent of the
crop, according to advices just received,
i eDrnH rrnwth will not be ready
before Los Angeles begins to ship. Southern
California hemes wm De reaay in canoLs
about April 15-
vi. - marlrot t -firm In thfl South
and" here, and fancy stock will not sell
under $2.50 next week.
KgS MHrket Quoted Weak,
i- . a Gtui nuoted at 19 cents yes-
j. j I.,. murkflt was weak and the
general belief waa that an 18-cent price
will prevail next wee.
Poultry receipts were raiall and prices
were firm throughout the list Dressed
meats were steady.
No further changes were reported in the
cheese or butter markets.
Dnnu learinm of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Tacoma " 24S.W2 4.3s
Spokane ! 3.T44 4,8
PORTLAND MARKET -QUOTATIONS.
Grain. Floor, Feed, Etc.
Merchants Exchange, noon session :
Fort vf old - J
Red fife I-1
No. 1 white feed 32.00
No. 1 feed 24.0O
April bluestem J--
May Muestem 1 -'
April fort yf old
.May fortyfoid I M
April club -j
Muv club J i
April red Russian 1.1
Mav red Russian 1
April red fife 's
Mav red fite
April ORtS J2.2i
April feed barley 2...00
ilay feed barley -v.od
April bran 22..10 24.00
May bran 23.30 -4-Y.
FLOU R Pa ten ts, $7 a barrel: stralgirts,
$6.M; whole -wheat, $7.20; grahams. 7.
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran, $26.50 per
ton: shorts. $28.50; rolled barley. $31 i 62.
CORN Whole, $35 per tou; cracked, $J
per ton. .
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $14 15;
Valley timothy. $12'12.o0; grain hay, $10
12; alfalfa, $12.5013.50.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels. $2
& 2. 50 per box ; lemons, $'i 3. 75 per b ox :
bananas, 4 hi c per pound, grapefruit, $3 4i)
45 pineapples, 0c per pound; tangerines.
$1.251.75 per box; blood oranges, $1.50
per box. ' .
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, hothouse
$1.50 per dozen; peppers, 3035c per pound;
artichokes, 75c per dozen; tomatoes, $5 per
erate; cabbage, lfe&2c per pound; celery.
$4.50 per crate; cauliflower. $2 per crate;
sprouts, 8-9c per pound; head lettuce, $2.25
per crate: hothouse lettuce,. 75cy$l Pr box:
spinach, 6075c per box; rhubarb, uOc per
pound; asparagus, S$i'12c per pound, egg
plant, 30c per pound; peas, 10 g 15c per
GREEN FRUITS Appics, 50c1.50 per
box: cranberries, $1112 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon, $l1.3f per sack;
Yakima, $1(&3.25; new potatoes, 10c per
pound ; sweet potatoes, 3 V- per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, $1 per
sack, country points
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots. $1.25 per
sack; beets, $1.50 per sack; parsnips, $1.25
per sack; turnips, $1.75 per sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count,
19c; candled, 20c per dozen..
ordinary 1 5 if 15 e ; broilers, 1 8 ( 20c ; tur-
Keys, aressea, ...cl iivw, lugnw , uua.,
1215c; ifeese. 89c.
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 2c
per pound in case lots; 4c more in leas
man case ioib; cuues, ic.
price, i-t'sc HCI - --
land: Young Americas, 15c per pound.
I . J n..nr1 n W llnnlr PftTt.
PORK Block, 10c per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound
tails, $2.30 per dozen; half-pound flats,
$1.50; one-pound flats, $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound talis, fl.05.
HONEY Choice, $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts, 1524c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, 15 to) 24c; almonds, 23
24c; peanuts, 6c; cocoanuts. $1 per
dozen; pecans 1920; chestnuts, 10c.
BEANS Small white. 6'4c: large white,
64c; Lima, 6Vic; pink, 5-6c; Mexican, Oc;
bayou. - Cc.
COFFEE Roasted. In drums, lS334c.
SUGAR Fruit and berry. $C.70; beet,
$.50; extra C. $6.20; powdered, in barrels,
$6.95; cubes, barrels, $7.10.
SALT Granulated. $15.50 per ton; half
ground, 100s. $10.75 per ton; 50s, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, CWf&ec; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style. 5&5c.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, Sc per ponnd;
apricots. IS 15c ; peaches, 8c; prunes. Ital
ians, 89c; raisins, loose Muscatels, Sc; un
bleached Sultanas, 7c; seeded. S fin 9c; dates,
Persian, lc per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 3914 crop, nominal; contracts,
HIDES Salted hides, !4c;- salted kip.
14',!jc; salted calf, 38c,; preen hides, 13c;
green kip, 14c; green calf, ISc; dry hides,
25c; dry calf, 27c.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, coarse. 22 25c;
Eastern Oregon, fine, 1820c; Vallqy, 25c,
MOHATR New clip. 2830c per pound.
OA SCAR A BARK Old and new, 4!c per
PELTS Dry lonff-wooled pelts, 15c; dry
short-wooJed pelts, 12c; dry shearings, eacn,
10c; salted shearings, each, 15(5 25c; dry
goats, long hair, each, 13c: dry oat shear
ings, each. 30g 20c ; salted sheep pelts,
March. $11? 2 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17J01S;3c; skinned, 17
Q1 1 Sc ; picnic, 1 2c ; cottage roll, 13 ht c ;
BACON Fancy. 27a 2Sc : standard, 23
24c: choice. 17,,2'fi'22c; strips. lHc.
DRY SALT Short clear backs, 1315c;
exports. in(r?17c; plates, JIMiISc.
LARD Tierce besis: Kettle rendered,
t2wc; standard. 12c; compound. SXc.
BARREL GOODS Mess beef. 23c; plate
beef, $34.50: brisket pork. $28.50; pickled
pIks" feet, $12.50; tripe, $0.5011.60; tongues,
KEROSENE Water while, drums, barrels
or tank wagons. 10c; special drums or bar
rels, 13 c: cases, 37fc20Hc
GASOLINE Bulk. 12c; cases, 19C; engine
distillate, drums. 7'c; cases, 34c; naptha,
drums. 11c; cases, ISc.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 75c: raw.
cases, 80c; boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 60c; In cases.
67c; 10-case lots, 1c less.
GOOD HOGS HIE FIRi
BIYEItS PAY 7.45 FOU BEST OF
FISHINGS AT YARDS.
First Euater Lambs Sell at $12.50 Per
Hundred Cattle Market
The run of livestock was lisht asain yes
terday and the market was quiet. Not much
interest was shown in the cattle division ,
and $7 was the top price paid for steers. 1
Good hoes, when available, aro taken readily
and there were more sales yesterday at $7.45. !
The mutton market was very quiet with a
strong undertone. A consignment of 7."1
head of Eastern lambs brought $12.50. Last
year the top price of this class of lambs was
$12, a.id the same price was paid for the
first offerings in 1913. A shipment of Spring
Iambs for the open market is expected In a
Receipts were 92 cattle, 40S hogs and 101
sheep. Shippers were:
With cattle W. H. Mockler, Ontario, 2
cars: J. L. Cox, Stan field. 1 car.
With hogs Cottonwood Milling- Company,
Cottonwood. Idaho, 2 cars.
With mixed loads Max Moellendorf f, Wel
ser. 1 car cattle and hogs; O. E. Lucke, Mo.
lalfa, 1 car cattle, hogs and sheep: F. B.
Decker, Sliverton, aiid J. C. Davis, Shedd. 1
car cattle, hogs and sheep each.
Today's sales were as follows:
Wgt. Pr. Wet. Pr.
10 steers... 1251 $6.509 hogs 200 (7.45
2H steers... 1260 7.00; 2 hogs 325 6.45
1 calf I3 7-u0 I bull inso 3.50
2 bulls 1352 4.7.V 1 bull 1ZO0 5.00
steers... 3092 6.70 3 stags 0."0 3.00
1 calf 300 6-HM 1 cow 591 6.25
12steers... 1072 6.40 l cow lsfdo 6.00
7 cows 3080 6.H5I 1 cow jmo 6.25
2 hogs 180 7.40l4hoi?s 113 6-75
1 hog 200 6.40p9 hoKS 1 TO 7.40
2 hogs. ... 115 6.75f42 hogs. ... 17 1 7.45
1 hog ItlO 6.9016 ewes 99 5.25
31 hogs 201 7.45i
Prices current at the local stockyards on
the various classes of stock:
Best steers $7.23197.75
Choice steers 7.IHii7.25
Medium steers 6.7."&7.00
Choice cows 6. Oo !&'. So
Medium cows 5.0O1j 5.75
H.:ifrs , , 5.00. 6.25
Stairs 5.00 6.25
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. Neb., March 26. Hngs
Receipts. 10, "00 head; market, strong. Havy.
JEC.4C fftf.55; light, $(1.45$ 6.65: pigs. $5.50!
U.4'1- bulk of sales, $6.49fr0.r0.
fatt;e R$eip-M. S'"0 head; mnrkot steady.
Native steers, $6.-5 S: cows and neifers.
it&G.tr- Western steers. $6(317.60; Texas
steers. $H.S05.1!0; cows and heifers, $4.75(ff
(3 .SO; calves. $7fii.75.
Sheep - Receipts, .OO0 head; market
stead v. Yearlings, $8.50)9; wethers, $7.50
Chicago livestock Market.
CHICAGO. March 2U. Hos Receipts. 21.
010 head; market active, strong to 5c above
veMerdaVs average. Bulk. $6.60-36.70; light.
$6 506.75: mixed, $6.50f 6.75; heavy, 56.20
cj 0.72 V. ; trough, $0.206.40; pigs. $5.25
Cattle Receipts. 1OO0 head: market firm.
Native sters. ?tiS.'': Western. $5.50 7.50 ;
ciws and heifers, $3.85; calves, 6.75
'Slieep Receipts. 6COO beadl market slow.
Sheep S7.15ffS.23; yearlings. $7.00 9.23;
5WANNAH. GafF March 26. Turp-iitlne
lrm. 42J-IC. Fales. 472: receipts. 3; ship-
munr 171 : arrvks. 29.77.
Rosin, firm; sales, 147; receipts. 335; Bblp-
mnts IW; stocKs, iii.ooo. wuoie:
$2.Wi&3.05: C, D. E. F, G, H. $3.05; I. .$3.10;
K. $3.30; M, $4.05; K. $5.05; WO and WW,
STOCKS HOLD WELL
Market Is Little Affected by
DAY'S DEALINGS LIGHTER
Southern Pacific and Other Im
portant Shares Touch Highest
Prices of Year Important De
velopments Are Expected.
t-it- .u l- ii nr.h .K Increased urOfU-
taklne and n"r Io'S '"nS ot our
... .nn.htn tn hnid today, market in
check, but the movement, save in a Jew
isolated Instances, mis Iirm, mm u.....
periods of actual strength. Southern pa
cific and a few other Important shares sola
at hUhest prices of the year, but some ot
the leaaers, parucui.ru ------
were under moderate pressure. Maximum
sains ran irom i to o
carrying roads scoring most substantial
advances. . . ... . K th.
Speculative interests appe.rcu - - -
decrease, as me ....... - -.
under those of the precedlnf iesslon ana
considerably less than earlier In th.
Prices wavered towara m "ro rr-b
declined 1 points to 69,. over 6 points
from its recent high quotation.
London was again a seller of the Inter
national list, oiierniB. , j
consisting mainly of the pacific Steel and
the less conspicuous wl. ---bles
from London hinted strongly at peace
negotiations In the near future.
The feature of the foreign exchange mar
ket was a demand for remittances on the
Scandinavian countries, particularly Den-
..AMAn.A .vld.nee that
marc. iaia wi.
German and Austrian interests were using
these centers as meaium. ii
liquidation of our ttocks. Kxchang. on Lon
don reacted before the close cT the market
but held well above the low rates of the
early week. Impo-tant developments re
specting exchange conditions between New
York and London and Paris are expected in
the course of the coming week.
Surface movements of money point to a
very heavy gain in cash by local batiks to
morrow, the Increase being estimated at as
high as xij,uu,uuu. ...... .
tably unchanged, but actually lower on
high-class collateral. , o -. ann
Total sales of stocks amounted to 3.768.SUU
ShBoenis were firm with a broader demand.
Total sales, par value, were $.,4il.o00.
Unltea Stales Donua neiw -
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATION 9.
XT l.k 7 nnr Rid.
Alaska ooiu ... ZZT p, ,7 fil iz
S, 000 341. X J'TS
Am Beet Sugar. -.'.700 o 44'4 44.
Amsugr.:-6 ijiji jof- S
Am Tel & Tel.. 3.000 li :i
cJndaM'InV: 'xiio MV
Atchison 7.800 0K
Brook R Traii.. 4.400 S4
Cal Petroleum.. 4.7O0 10?. To
y."?"v-S?,"- ii 1M2iZ 161 W2
.1 i'l.in -ir.l! 1U 34 "i
central lieatuw i".. ; a-- a.s
hi Pt West ... -M0 Jl?.
1 '.Ti 14
U, Al oc Ot raui ..ow
tjnicago s AA
17 it SSS4
Col Fuel & Iron
Col & soutnern
D & R Grande.
Dintillers' Secur 400
Gen Electric .. 21.4M
Gt North pf - .. 2.MI0
Gt North Or. . 4.S00
24 1, 2.: w
14S 12 1414
listi H7vi ll
:V44 "-4 4H
mh 2 ,
10S'4 107 li 107(4
62 14 ?
;;i :a --'24
V.-.TA lliSTi l".7!j
ll!l 118 IIS
72T4 70 71
23 23 V4
IS 12 !i 12
12 11 !4 11 1
122 122 120 'a
DS'-i 67 04
12H4 124 12H
S.-'S 85 U
6914 57 G9!4
106V4 100 lOf
1064 10C14 1061j
. IS I
in is 18H4
147 140 147Hi
fiuggreniieim &x. J,"""
illfnofs Central- 400
lrrterbor Met pt
K c soutnrn. . -v
Iehlsh Valley.. 4J00
l.ouis & Nash. . 2W
Mx Petroleum. 7,i00
Miami Copper .. 1,1
Mo, Kan & Tex S.U'O
Mo I'acitlc 1,100
nr... xit.,.,,i 9na
National Iead .. 1.000
i i, i J x v
Norfolk & West. ..j-.-
Nortnern fac .. . o.uvv
Pac Tel & Tel
Pennslyvanla ... 900
Pull Pal Car
Ray Con Copper 2.900
PamtVillr" I Xr fi
Kork Island Co
fit U & S 2 pf -
Kniitnern rty - . hj
Tenn Coppc'r .. 600 20'i 29 2V4
Texas rompany 1 ft -" 7
Union Paciflc .. 2S.8;k. 124 124 12;;'4
OO pruierrcu.. .-' n - - ...
V 8 eel ...... 40.100 4- 47 4sg
Utah Copper ... 400 0b .
western tniuu.. 21,? "
Wreting Klec 1.5W) 1J3 '24 '
Total sales for the day, 376,200 .shares.
i c ref 2s cou.. R!Nnr Pacific as... 4H
TT S Ks res lfcNor Pacific 4s... J2T4
J H 101 Wil'nlon Pacific 49 Sr.Vi
U S new 4s rcS.l(9:.S P Co us VS
Gii new 4s cou . 1 10H
Money, Ercnanee. Etc.
NEW YORK. March 2. Mercantile pa
per, 3 6 per cent.
Pterllnc excnanKe, steaoj , w-unj- ".
S4.77S0: Xor cables, $4,802; for demand.
Jar Oliver, uvc.
Mexican dollars, 3SHc.
Government bonds, steady; railroad bonds,
Tim loans, easy. Sixty days, 2 per cent;
00 days. L'Vt02 Per cent; six months, 3
B',4 per cent.
Call money, steaoy. nigu, jietwiu,
1 per cent; ruling rate. 2. per cent; last
loan. 2 per cent; closing bid, l?i per cent;
offered at 2 per cent
KAN FRANCISCO, March 26. Sterllnff, 60
days. $4.17; demand, 94.1Vfc; caDie,
T .on DON. March 20. Bar si 1 ver. 23 d
per ounce; money, lig'lU per cent. Discount
rates, snort Dllis, i per ccbi; mroe
months, --yW pgr cent.
SAX FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices torrent in Bay City on Fruit, Vege
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26. Buttei
Fresh extras, 23c; prime firsts, 22 He; fresh
. I3s"r?J Fresh extras, 31c; firsts, 19c;
Cheese New. S&llc; Toung America,
12 V, iff I4.r- Oreiron. 14HC
Vegetables Bell peppers, 2 15c; hothouse
encumbers, !0cg$1.10: peas, 4$0Hc; aspar-
agtis. $1.25!5'1.7 per box.
Onions Yellow. OOc-ftll
Fruit Lemons, $l.o0$2.50; bananas. Ha
waiian, 00c at 1.7t; pineapples, do, l.ro
2.7.": California apples. Pippins, Qo& 85c;
Bellefleur, 25 St 50c : other varieties, MJ(&73c;
do. Oregon Pippins. 3 (a 1.50; Kpitzenbergs,
f 1.75(&.2.25; Winesaps, 65euc.
Potatoes Burbanks, Oregon, $1.50 & 1:75;
rivers, $1.25 3' 1.60: Northern. $1,504 1.65;
LompocB. $2; Idaho, $1.30 ft 1.65; sweets.
$2.252.50; new, 6c per pound.
Keceipts Flowr, 1440 quarters; barley,
305 centals; potatoea, 2685 sacks; hay, 370
BIG SALE OF FI.OCR TO EUROPE.
Two CarRow, Valued at S750.000, Rrv
Shipped From New York.
WASHINGTON", March 28. War's con
tinued demand on American ffranarlen was
shown today in a Commerce Department
report of a single sale of flour to continen
ts Europe which required ul2,000 bushels
of wheat for its production and two steam
ers to transport it from New York. Its
value was $70,000 and it was milled by a
Middle Western company. The buyers paid
for the shipment at seaboard and assumed
all transport risks.
Wheat flour exports increased from
3,o:I. in February. 191. to s,0r.l60
Coffee Fat ores.
NEW YORK. March 2. The market for
coffee futures was higher today on trade
buying" and a scattering demand from Wall
street sources, which may have been en
couraged by the decreasing stocks at Santos,
report of a somewhat improved spot de
mand and the more optimlstio view of Eu
ropean peace prospects. The market opened
at an advance of 1 to 6 points and closed
at a net advance of 6 to 10 points. Sales,
24 750. March 6.U9c; April. 5.88c ; May.
8.08c; June, .13c; July, 7.2lc; August, 7.3ic;
THE Oldest Bank, in the Pacific
Northwest cordially invites your
account Subject to Check or in its Sav
ings Department, with the assurance
of courteous treatment.
. Corner Washington and Third
September. ...c; v..owuc., . :...h.
7.50c; December. 7.SSc; January. '.e. eb-
S..V ,rf.'.. steady. Rio. No. 7. 8c; San
tos. No. 4, lOMiC. V , ,h. r.Bl
KIO coltee was unci ... ... . - A
and freight markets at unc P rices,
but there were a very few oflers from Sn
to at prlcea much above a parity wmi
'Kiochange on London w Vsd lower
and there waa no change in ml Ire is prices.
Americans Active at london.
- - t . .. im.rlmil sec-
t.crtn; .tHock mr.oday was th.
most active, the who!. Il rSX-
the movement, i m ..... -- ..ru
souri. Kansas Tel., had the mo.t rnark
lngs. The marKei ciwu -
under the best.
. York Sngar Market.
NEW YORK, March 2. Kaw
Spot, marie t closed steady; f'".1"'"''"'
4.95c; molasses sugar. 4.1oe.lSc. Bales.
45,000 hags. Refined steady.
REPORT THAT Tl'RKS AM) GKR-
MAXS DISAGREE IS CAIS&
Added Weakness Due to Xewsi From
Roumania and Bulgaria Bus- ,
aia Slay Export Grain.
AK.ertkms that the
Turks hal disagreed with the Germans and
that Rumania and Bulgaria were ,0
take a hand In the war put the wheat mar
ket today under a good deal of selling
pressure. As a result price, closed weak
at 1(4 cent, to S" c.nt net o'"- th"
losses for th? day were; -.". t. - - -
cent, and oats. to cent. Provision,
gained 10 to 20 cents.
Bearish foreign advice, ruled the wheat
market from the .tart. Lower
, . ..id to be largely the en
1 1 U 111 UllCljn'uil
sequence of expected big shipment, from
Argentina, gave the bears an advantage
right at the outset. No, iong .'--
came the rumor, thai ruraey ... ---.
. n.iiiM followed when it
Wlin uenit.uj. j
was found such report, were unverified.
if not entirely false, but seuuig w. -
i. tn word of hostilities Im
minent on th. part of Rumania and of Bul
garia as well. wn pro.peu.. -"
flratenln as to the attitude ot ltal.
threatening a. i . - lh uomcsllc
croTw- nnVu, as f
In- sentiment aav.r. w . h,h
cash and export dem , .
ofrdl"urrgcm.nt to holder, wa- a prt
that Russia was P"'"' ,L '
t0Aggre.,Tv. selling by pit speculator, forced
down corn. Wheat weakness
chiAf inoentive. but in wi'w"
o.mlniTa. poor and Argentine price. .r.
at a sharp decline. The
Oats sagged with corn and -heat. Tne
best buying was attributed to ortt.
Despite some wavering at the WKJt, pro
visions finally took the upgrade. Packers
and other recent sellers were conspicuous
fn the purchasing that carried tha marker
Leading futures ranged as io.i"-
Open. High. Low.
May ii.MMt !., ;?:
July 1.201, 1.3U-
May -! '
jufy 17.S0 1S.02
10.45 10. 7
M.v 10.1? . '?J2
July 10" :lu,-
Cash prices were as follows:
-uri.A.t n. y red. $1.51&1.1
bard, nominal. ..nw
Covn No. 2 yellow, 72UC: No. 4 yellow.
69V- JOc; No. 4whlte. 68j 69c.
R"ve No. 2. 91.1. Vs.
Biirley 'l'w 7Sc.
00?bu?heyi.rc"n. 40.OM v. i5.00 bushels;
oats 756.0OO vs 56H.0O bushels. ,.,,
oats 073.000 vs. 4(13.000 bushels.
Clearances Wheat. 72H.OOO bushels; corn,
443.000 bushel.; oat..- 2S4.0O0 bushels; flour,
"r,! shlpments-SK-'.OO.. bushels last
week 6,128.000 bushels, last year 844.000.
India shipments 00,000 bushels.
Bas're'eTJi-Wheat and ' flour exports.
t.SOofoOO bushels: com, 4O7.0O0 bushels.
Foreign Oraln Markets.
LIVERPOOL, March 2. torn opened l;d
lower i. T wheat unchanged to Id lower
Corn d lower. Oats unchanged. Hour
PARIS, March :. Wheat and flour un
changed. BUENOS AYRES, March :. Wheat un
changed to H lower. Corn lo cr. O...S
Minneapolis Oraln Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. March 20. Wht-M.iy.
$1.42i.; July. 1.35'A: No n S2
No 1 Northern. 144S 91 ' n.,iT'.
Northern. l.:iO5.4i- Barley-607oc.
Other Eastern Grain Mnrketa.
DULUTH. March 26 Wheat closed May
11.451. July 1.40?4
WINNTPEO. March 2 Wheat closed,
May $i7s7July 14SV. 4,1.48 .
PEORIA. March 2. Cash corn M low.r.
Oats . u li lower;
OMAHA. March 26. Wheat 1 Vj low.r.
Fuget Sound Grain Market..
SEATTLE. March 2 .-t-W "t.
1 "H- fortvfold, 1.2; club. ''
red RuwianT 11.20. r
ton. Yesterday, cer receipts: Wheat, lb.
bay. 50; flour. 9.
TACOMA. March 20 Wheat Bluestem.
llioeia fortyfoid. l.2isri:i: -l'.
;:2tl'.28; red fit.. H:2:l. Car receipts:
Wheat. 3; hay,
Grain at San Francisco.
bv ITRAVCISCO. March 26 Kpot q"ta-
t,Fomi . . wan. wan.
J:?5dTs rBTo VUtjj :
hffi?-xU.-riB.rfty. May 11.28; December.
$1.3214 bid: l.54V asked
NEW YORK, March 2. Tin strong. Flv..
tCoPer'"Jnrm!d- E.ectro,ytlc. 152913.7r,c;
casting. 13 16.50c. nominal.
Iron quiet and unchanged.
Lead, steady at 4.104.200.
Dojuth Linseed Market.
DnLUTH. March 2. I.lnseed Cash,
l.Bttli; May. i.5V; July. 11.81 1.
Dried Frnit at New York.
NEW YORK. March 20. Evaporated ap
blei quiet. ITune. steady, lvaches quiet.
Bops at New York.
NEW YORK, March 26. Hops quiet.
NEW YORK, March 20.- Spot cotton
quiet. Middling uplands, P.3.-.C. Sales, none.
Chicago Dairy Produce. ,
CHICAGO March 2. Butter, higher.
Eigs it. Receipts, 12,:09 cases; t
mark, c:ises included. 1791S,-; ordinal?
lir.ts. 17 u IT i f : flr.1.. 17-t,Hls.
CORM PRIZES ARE OFFERED
Citizens' Club tf 'hrlialia I?c-clcftH
CHKHALIS, Wash.. Marcli 2. (Spa
oial.) As a direct reult of tho rn
tliusinsm aroused ill Ltwli County by
tha recent acrlea of ittcetinga to pro
mote the growing; of nnro corn and fo"
diversified farming, held by "Farmer"
Smith, of the O.-W. It. & N. Conirn.
tho trustees of the Citizen.' flub of
Chehnlis U.-cld-'d Inst night to Inaugu
rate a com club movement In l'ivls
County Immediately, to tie open to
schoolboys. The club will offer a r..-h
prize of $: for tho boy erowlnc the
best acre of 'orn in Lewis County. A
e:ond prlxc of $li and a third of l
will bo offered also.
At Inst niuht's meeting the oM offl
cera of tho Citizens' Club were unani
mously re-elected, as follows: Pan Y.
flush, president: T. C. Hush. ire-pre-l-dent;
W. S. Short, treasurer: '. K. Mr
Ponnld. secretary, and K. West,
A drive over our
miles of bitu
lithic trf?t is
treat to visit
ors, whose horn
towns have not
been so fortu
nate in paving
matters as Port
1-O.sTAL Hi.HX l K.
Sailings for BORDEAUX
CHICAGO Apr. 3,3 P.M.
NIAGARA Apr. 10, 3 1. M.
ROCHAMBEAU Apr. 17, 3 l M.
LA TOUKAINE Apr.24.31.M.
KOIl INFORMATION APP1.V
C. W. Mlnger. 0 61 ll .; A. I. harll...
ifti Hfirrlseo ml.; ti. M. Tnlr, t'. M. PI.
1 K.t Ikirw; B. fn.itli. 1 Mi Ud St.; A. .
blieldon. 100 8d M.: II. Itkin. .14K W.li
liiltton .t.i North Hank Road. .Mh and Mark
si.; I". . M.l.rlnnil. .Id and U..hingu.a
.t K. B. Iuff.t. 1-4 d .. I'ortlatid.
S. S. ELDER
SAILS M N1AV. MARCH 2. A. M.
AN II EVEKV Bl'NUAV TUEKKAITX.B
NOItTII I'ACUIC bllCVMSUIP CiX
Ticket Of Ht II freight Offloo
tt A (d tit. 9 Koot Northrup St.
UA1N 131. A lata. I Maui eiu. A bAUi.
LOS ANULI.ES AND b.VN IHMiO
S. S. YUCATAN
Pails Wednrnriav, Mar. SI, at I'. M.
north racirio bTBAJiMiir to.
1XZA d Bl.
Main tills. A 131
foot Northrup St.
Main vua. A
aCola Honolulu and South Seat
Hell. ' l !''
jn.l10 t.,n t.l.JI Hle.D.er.-,TUteel.lo,rt.
$110 Honolulu KSd5: Sydney. $337i0
For Honolulu Msrcli m, April 1. April
27. Mav 11, June -:.'. Julv 6-2(1. Au. 1.
tor Sydney April 13, My !l. "'
July t. Au. . Aug 1.
' OtKANIC HTKAMmlir CO.
7S Market ft.. Oaa lml
And all UrssllUa Porta
Frequent siitltn.s Irom New York hy new
ami ft r.:.nti.n i r;i"eeger .t.ninrrs.
17 DAYS TO il'O JANKIHO. .,,-
VI 1YW TO DCBMIH ATH1 .
BI SK IIAMI.I S ien. Agl... d-
ay. V . ,
Horsey B. Smith. Third and Washington
Pt... or local A gt..
8.8. IIOPK ITV HAII.SJ I P. M.. MR II tt
The Kan lr.ncl A fori land 8. ' a..
Third anl t.-hinglon t.. 'l' -
K. N. t o.). Tel. lrl..ll Kt. A Hill.
hall. Direct Ko
BAN F8A.XtlM O, l 8 ANOSXM AN O
Today, 2:30 P. U Bfarch 27
.N rKA N CISCO, l-ORTI.AMD
LOS AM.KLKH TtAMPIIIP CO.
FRANK UOULAH. Agent. ,
lit Third Ctru A Mala 1.
NEW ZKALAMI AMI MilTII "EAi.
Ilegular through ..lilug for fcyan.y a
TahlU .nd V..lll":.n from f.ii 1"";
Mar St. April IS. May Jt, aad aeary n
il.ja snd for paophl.
tmon rMeNin.bl t ... ot New Zeal... tAn.
lffli-e ". Market .treet. Pall raacli
.r loal . B and 1C It. a.nt.
WSv? Stfamer IIA8PAI.O le.ves A.1--f
.treet rhu k (i.lly except K.nir-rIJ-w
r day. I 1" M . Astoria and .v
3 J -'-CTjIpoinla R. turning, leae. tlura
N-M-- dully exe.pl Sunoa. T A. M
Tickets and reservation, at O -"- l
Citv Tlck.t Office. Third and asMngloa
. a h .treat rocB, rhoBea;