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THE MORNIXG OREGOXIA3. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1015.
SPICE PRICES HIGH
Sharp Advances Registered
All Along Line.
TONNAGE SCARCITY CAUSE
Black and White Pepper Go Up 50
Per Cent, Paprika, and Mustard
lHubIe in Price, Cayenne and
Sage Triple in Value.
There Is no article that originates in the
Orient or the Far East that does not seem
to have ad t-anced in price, even though
the consuming demand has not Increased
In spices and kindred products, shortage of
tnnnae seems to be the cause. Goods
originating In the Orient take now four
months to reach this coast where formerly
two months was ample The advance In
freight charges has naturally caused the
great advance In most articles. Black
pepper and white pepper hare advanced 50
per cent, mace the same and cayenne pep
per has tripled in value owing to shortage.
Paprika has more than doubled, being an
Austrian product. Mustard has doubled In
price, coming mostly from Germany, and
sage from Austria has trebled In cost.
Canary seed, and In fact all seeds have ad
vanced from 20 to 100 per cent. Should the
war be brought to a close soon values would
of course get back to the normal basis, but
as long as the European struggle con
tinues all spice prices will remain high and
probably go higher.
Commenting on the situation In the spice
market an Eastern authority writes:
"The demand from all directions is in
creasing, and this week's market has been
an active one, both spots and futures being
traded in on a large scale. Of course. It is
impossible for any large business to be
transacted in black or white pepper for spot
deliveries, since the stocks here are prac
tically nil, but early arrivals are command
ing considerable attention at steadily ad
vancing values. Large quantities of tapioca
have changed hsnds at advanced limits, fol
lowing higher cables from Europe, and there
Is also active buying of cloves, cassia, nut
megs and ginger. The question of freights
la still a very important factor, and from
some shipping points cables have bedi re
ceived requesting deferments on account of
actual shortage of freight room.
Another New York spice man sums up the
situation as follows:
"There is cumulative delay in all direc
tions in the loading and dispatch of vessels;
the uncertainty as to transshipments of
cargo shipped at the East for American
porta via Europe (England mostly) Is In
creasing and is affecting a greater variety
of commodities each week. Conservatively
speaking, there are few and feeble signs of
peace, and the prevalent uncertainty, delay
and general demoralization are likely to
continue, involving all sorts of contingencies
for the next 30 days or more. He must be
super-human who can discern anything ap
proximating the eventual course of values
for the next few months. At eucn a ume
the most sensible course is to see that all
needs are protected a good way ahead; all
all the rest Is fog, and haze, and nnsettle-
WHEAT TRADE ALMOST AT STANDSTILL
Tonnage Situation Responsible for Inactive
i Grain Market.
The deadlock in the tonnage situation is
responsible for the inactivity of tne wheat
market here. Export business is under way
la other parts of the country, but in the
Northwt tft-s sca-.Jty of ships haa prac
tically brought whet business to a stop.
This condition does nV work the hardship
it would if there .y erj more wheat left in
this tejfrftoryr but"asit is the trade would
llko- to see some way devised to movi tne
small surplus that remains. The tatting ot
the Christian Bors for the United Kingdom
yesterday is the first steamer business of
this kind reported for several weeks.
There were no wheat sales on the ex
change. Bids for bluestem were unchanged
and other white wheat offer were lower.
Jted wheat bids ranged from H ent to 3
cents under Monday. Sellers were rather
firm, especially holders of spot grain, who
wanted u to 8 cents more than buyers of
fered. Two hundred tons of April oats were sola
at -.7i. which is 17, cents more than was
bid on Monday. Barley was dull.
There has been no announced change in
millers flour quotations, though it is under
stood the list prices have not been strictly
adhered to by some of the mills. A further
decline In wheal might bring about a gen
eral reduction in flour prices.
Local receipts, in cars, were reported by
the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Yax ago.. . .
to ilate. lS.rjIti
Year aKO.. . .1-i.tsM
Tacotua. Alon . I
toea'n to date. S.5'i0
Year ago 7,t'S
Seattle, "sun. . IjJ
n to date. 7.1-7
Year ago. . . . 6.14'.
11 OS 4oDtt
;OlA HPKCtLATOBS AUK HOLDING BACK.
Buying Is Slower and Market Barely Steady
The egg market was "not very active yes
terdav. The general quotation on the street
was l$H cents, but buying was backward,
especially, by speculators.
Toultry receipts were larger than for sev
ers! dnys past. There waa a good demand
for hens, and most sales were at 13 to 16
cents. Other kinds of poultry were un
changed in price. Dressed meat receipts
weie also liberal and prices held steady with
a good Inquiry.
Butter prices were maintained and t Is
likely the current quotations will hold dur
ing the remainder of the week.
1jO& ANGELES STRAWBERRIES ON WAV.
Klrmt Hood River Aspmragu of
Reaches Front Mr-rct.
The first Hood River asparagus of the sea
son reached Front street yesterday. It was
of fine quality and sold at a dozen.
California asparagus was firm and easily
sold up. A fresh supply was brought on the
Tosemite last night- A car of hothouse
lettuce arrived and was quoted at the old
A shipment of Los Anxeles strawberries is
on the way to this city and will reach
Portland Friday morning. The banana train
la due today. It will be the first to come
orer the northern route this year.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
Tterday were as follow:
Portland l.5S.12tf S4.8l.S
Seattle l.tWe.fr-M ltfl.lt..
Spokane 447.717 2o.'3
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS.
Grain, Floor, Feed, Etc
Merchants' Exchange, noon session:
Forty iold ..........
X. 1 white feed....
K. 1 fd
April forty fold
April Club .-
April red Russian...
Mur red Russian ...
April red flfo
Way red fife -
1 1.2S $ 1-31
, 1.24 1.29
April feed barley 24. -iO
May feed barley 25.00 27.00
April bran 23.00 25.0O
-Vfnv Kmn - 232;i 13.00
FLOUR Patents, ST a barrel: straight.
J6.1VO: whole wheat. S7.2Q: arahams. Si
MILLFKEP Spot prices: Bran. S28..V per
ton: Bhort. 528.50: rolled barley. WiWtf-'.
CORN Whole. S35 per ton; cracked, eB
HAY Eastern Or-ron timothy. 51415
Valley timothy. flZfpis.SO; grain hay, 110
12; alfalfa, S12.o0l3.:o.
Fruits and Vegetable.
Ical lobbina quotations:
TROPICAL. FRUITS Oranges, navels. 52
t-f ? .,( twr hrti! lemons 53&3.7S ner box
bananas, 4 He per pound, grapefruit, S3 9
J - tilnn nnlM 6- ner nound : tan serines.
$1.2591.75 per box; blood oranges, f 1.60
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. hothouse
$1.50 ner dozen: peppers, 304? 33c per pound
artichokes, 75c per dozen; tomatoes, o per
crate; cabbage, lh-sc per pound; ce.ery,
S4-.50 ner crate: cauliflower. $2 per crate;
sprouts, 8c per pound; head lettuce, $2.25
per crate; hothouse lettuce, 75c SI per box;
spinach, CO 75c per box; rhubarb, 5&6c per
pound; asparagus, white, Sl.iofe;? per box
green, O'Sllo per pound; Oregon, $2.50 Pr
noien- ecpiant. 5UC per pouna ; peas, iu
1 ." ner nound.
GREEN FRUITS AnPles. 50cL5O pet
box; cranberries. fll9l2 ner barrel.
ru i A i uls Oregon. ix.iUB'i.oo per sacs
Washington. $1.25 ri 1.50; new potatoes, 10e
per pound; sweet potatoes, Sc per pound.
onions Oregon, selling price. 1 per
sacK, country points.
PACK VEGETABLES Carrots. $1.25 per
sack; heels, $1.50 per sack; parsnips, $1.25
per sacs; turnips, ji.t& per sac.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case count.
ls'ais'-r: candied, a 9c per dozen.
POULTRY Hens, ;arge. i-Ai5c: liens.
ordinary 15OT3-&c; broilers, lS20c; tur
keys, dressed, 22iF 23c; live, 16 19c; ducks,
12 9 15c; geese, 899c
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 29
per pound in case lots; c more in less
than case lots; cubes, 2oc.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers" buying
price, 14 Ho per pound, f. o. b. dock, Port
land ; Youn g Americas, 1 5 H e per pound.
VEAL Fancy, llS'lSc per pound.
PORK. Block, mglOc
Local lobblnr quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound
tall?. $2.80 per dozen; half-pound flats,
$1.50; one-pound flats, $2.50; Alaaka pink,
one-pound tails, 91.ua.
HONEY Choice, $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnnts, 1524c per pound; Bra
ill nuts, 15c: filberts. 15(S?24c; almonds, 23
tivzc; peanuts. tt-c; cocoanuts. si per
dozen: pecans o; chestnuts, ioc.
beans small wnite, e-vnc: large wnite.
C'ic: Lima, 6Hc; pink, 56c; Mexican, flc;
COFFEE Roasted, In drums, l8H933He.
SUGAR Fruit and berry. $6.70: beet.
$6.50; extra C. $6.20; powdered. In barrels.
0.!i: cubes, barrels, 17.10.
halt oranuiated. si.oo per ton: half
ground. 100s. $10.75 per ton; 50s, $11.50 per
ton; oairy, si 4 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 6V'ff6ic: broken,
4e per pound; japan style, 5 So 14 c.
ukied FZiUiTH Apn.es. sc ner oonnd:
apricots. 3' me: peacnes. He; prunes. Ital
ians. 89c: raisins, loose Muscatels. 8c: 11 n-
Dieacnea sultanas, 7c: seeded, sratyc: dates.
Persir.n. life per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hope, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 191-4 crop, nominal; contract).
HIDES Salted hides. ISHo: salted kin.
13 H c ; salted calf. 17c ; green hides. 1 2c :
green kip, 13Hc; green calf, 17c; dry hides,
24c; dry can, Zbc.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, coarse. 22 25c
Eastern Oregon, fine, 820c; Valley, 25
MOHAIR New clip, 29S?31c per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 4Hc per
PELTS Dry lonir-wooled celts. ltc- drr
anort-wooiea pens, ic; dry snearmgs, eacn,
ioc; saitea sneanngs, eacn, luwi'Sc; dry
goats, long nair. each, lac; dry goat shear
ings. each. 10 (3 20c; Baited sheep pelts.
March, Sl2 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17lRVic; skinned, 17
frlSct picnic, 12c;- cottage roll, 13 He;
BACON Fancy, 2728c; standard. 23(9
4c; choice. 17Hw22c; strips. 17HG.
dky salt snort clear backs. !3i5Hc:
exports. 1517c; plates, llH13c
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle rendered.
?He; standard, 12e; compound. 8c.
BARREL GOODS .Mess beef. 23c: plate
beef, $24.50; brisket pork. $28.50; pickled
pigs- Teet, xi-j.o; tripe, su.ovqy 11.00; tongues,
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons. 10c; special drums or bar
rels, 13Hc; cases. 17H20Hc;
GASOLINE Bulk, 12c: cases. 19c: enelne
distillate, drums, fc; cases. 1414c; naptha.
drums, lie; cases, jc
LINSEED OIL Kaw, barrels. 75c: raw.
cases, 60c; boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks. 60c: in cases.
67c; 10-case lots, 1c less.
flour cony forms
ARTICLES FILED BY PORTLAND
Atlantic-Pacific Organization In
Handle All BukIdcms Along
Eastern Coa at.
Articles of incorporation of the At
lantic-Pacific Flour Company were filed
est era ay by J. W. Ganong. Isaac L.
Hunt and Prescott VS. Cookingham.
The capital stock is $50,000. The com
pany was formed to care for the busi
ness of the Portland Flouring; Mills
ompany on the Atlantic Coast.
The company recently established an
ffice in New York City, which is in
harg;e of H. R. Spencer, who was for
many years in the Portland office. It
s the purpose of the Portland Fiotirinjr
Mills Company to enter actively in the
astern flour market, shipping" Oregron
nd Washington-made flour to the
Eastern Seaboard by way of the Pair-
ma CanaL There is a large demand
for soft-wheat flour In the Eastern
states and not much wheat of this kind
s available there. The company later
may erect a flour mill In or near New
AN 1BANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Current In Bay City on Fruit, Vege
SAN FRANCISCO. March 30. Butter
Fresh extras, 23c; prime firsts, S2c; fresh
hrsts, 21 He.
Eggs Fresh extras, 2lc; firsts. lSic;
Cheese Now, Stj'lOc;- Toung America,
12tt14c; Oregon. 140.
Vegetables Bell peppers, 2 12 c; hot
house cucumbers, 90cr$1.10; peas, 37c; as
paragus. $11.73 pfr box.
Ouions Yellow, 6X'c per box; 11 per ctl.;
Fruit Lemons, $1.502.30; bananas. Ha
waiian. 0ct$1.7B; pineapples, do, $1.50
$2.75; California apples, Pippins, 60 00c ;
Beilefleur, 254r40c; other varieties, 50i70c;
do. Oreson Pippins, $lff 1 .50; Spitzenbergs,
$1.7r.ti 2.25; Winesaps, boc$1.10; Baldwins,
Potatoes Burbanks. Oregon, $l.Bo 1.75;
small Burbanks. 7."c. rivers. $1.20 l.SO;
Idaho, si.30 l.ttt; sweets, $2.252lOO; new,
0c per pound.
Receipts Fiur. quarters; barley,
SO.O centals; potatoes, 1000 sacks; hay, 10
NEW YORK, March 30. The market for
coffee futures opened at an advance of one
to four points this morning, with active
months selling about two to five point net
higher during the early trading in sym
pathy with the steady showing of Bras 11
and as a result of some scattered buying,
which seemed to be partly for . European
account. Offerings became slightly freer
around this level, however, and prices later
eased off under realising with the close net
unchanged to five points lower. Sales 22.500.
April, fi.Oc; May, 6.14c; June. 6.10c; July,
7-S7c; August, 7.34c; September, 7.42c; Oc
t ober. 7.4 7c: N o vembe r. 7.52c; December,
7.a7c; January, 7.t2c; February, 7.67c
Spot steady. Rio No. 7. 8c; Santos Nd. 4,
Very few cost and freight offers were re
ported in the market here with the tone
firm. Quotations ranged from about 7.43c
to 7.60c for Rio 7s.
Rio exchange on London was l-16d lower
and milreis prices were unchanged at R!o
but ICO reis higher at Santos.
NEW YORK, March SO. Cotton Spot,
juiet, Hld-QI-iaaas. 9.63c. Sales. 800 bales.
WAR STOCKS SOAR
Specialties Make More Sharp
Gains in Wall Street.
BETHLEHEM STEEL LEADS
Motor Sh Also Kecord Slatcrial
Advances -Rock Island Takes
Preccditnce Over Hlgli-Grade
KB,Y YORK. March 30. Further sensa
tional gains were mad by "war specialties"
In the course of today's active market, in
which the volume of transactions exceeded
any session since last Decembers renewal of
business. Bethlehem Steel retained its lead
ership, advancing to the new high price of
1ViO and closing at gSic, net Fain of 1
points. Virtually' all the automobile stocks
trailed along with gains of Z to 5 points on
very extensive trading.
Rock Island was the conspicuous feature
of the railway list, taking precedence over
Vifvh-n-ariA ahnm hv mason of itS activity
at increasing prices. The movement in this
stock was beneven v nave n -possible
contest for control at the forth
coming annual meeting.
For the greater part of the session, specu
lative favorites like Reading, the Pacifies,
United States Steel and Amalgamated Cop
per were under pressure. In the final hour,
these shares made partial recovery under
the lead of Amalgamated, which rose to its
best price stimulated by the announcement
that shippers had perfected arrangements
to ex.iort their product to neutral European
Americans were stronger ana more bcuic
In London. Canadian pacific maniresiin
,,,,,,- -nri T-nited States Steel selling
above its previous day's close here. Cables
from London pointed strongly toward the
early consummation of credit arrangements
with this market.
Total sales of stocks amounted to oi,oui
Bonds reflected some irregularity, mainly
as a result of recessions in some of the in
vestment Issues. Total sales, par value, ag
gregated S3.650.000. rnited States bonds
wer. unchanged on can.
piuiTwn srnrw OTTOTATIONS.
Sales. Kiah. Low. Close
Alaska Gold ... l.00 35 a-
Amal Copper .. 17,300 6:114 bl 6JJ.
Am Beet sugar o.wv "j.
American Can. 2ft,6W 38 $ JOJi 81
Am S & Rfg... 4.500 6S14 7V 6S(
da. preferred... i
Am Sugar Rfg.
Am T &. T
1.300 122 ! 12i 12214
Am Tobacco . .
B & O
Brooklyn R T . .
Can. Pacific .
C & O 1.400
C G W
C M & St P
C & N W
Colo F & I
Colo Southern . .
D & B G
Gt Nor Pfd . . .
Gt Nor Ore ctfs
Inter Met pfd.. .
Kan City S
L i N
Mexican Pet. . . .
Mis. Kan & Tex
Mis Pacific ....
N Y Central...
N Y N H & H.
Nor & Western
58 . 59
North Pacific. .
Pacific T & T . .
Pull Pal Car. .
Ray Con Cop. . .
Reo Iron & S . .
Rock la Co
do. nrererred. .
St L & S F 2d Pf
South Pacific ..
Ten Copper . . .
Union Pactiic. .
do preferred. .
TJ S Steel
do preferred .
waoasn pta ...
Westing Elec . .
Total shares for the day 696,300 shares.
U S Ref 2s, reg. 9S
N Y C G 3s, b 79
S 3s. reg 101
do coupon. 101
S N 4s. rcg. .109
do coupon. .. .110
Nor Pac 3s.
.Union Pac 4s..
So Pac Con 5s..
Money. Exchange. Etc
NEW YORK. March 30. Mercantile
paper, 3 per cent. sterling exuuuneo
stcadv; 60-day bills, .4. 11.2a; lor caoie.,
$4. 80.25; for demand, 4.i9.85.
tiar silver, w-it.
Mexican dollars, 38 Vic.
iinvAi.nm.nt and railroad bonds steady.
Time loans firm; 60 days. 22 per
cent: 90 days, 2&'5; six montns. .4.
Call money steaoy; nign, z per cent
low. 1; ruling rate. 2; last loan, s; clos
ing bid, 1 ; offered at 2.
sam FRANCISCO. March 30. Sterling
Sixtv days. 4.TT; demano, st.av; caoie.
lil'nox March 30. Bar silver. 23 d
per ounce. Money. 11 per cent. Discount
rates enort Diua. 4- tui, u.
months, 2 per cent.
Weekly Bank Clearings.
Bank clearincs in the United States for
the week ending March 20. as reportea
to Bradstreet's. aggregate 12.8SS.223.ooo,
ca nst S3.090.663.0O0 In tne preceding ween
and 3. 167.451, 000 in the same week last
year. Following are tne returns tor toe pa.t
week with percentages of change from the
corresponding week last year:
New York .
.1, 618.658.000 11.7
. 69.758.000 9.
Kansas City . ..
an Francisco .
Cleveland . .
18.097, 0O 7.2
Los Angeles . . .
New Orleans ..
8. 620. 000 8.1
Port land. Or, . .
alt Lake t-ity
Americans Firm at London.
LONDON. March 30. American securities
on the stock market today opened steady
nd gradually gatnerea treii5ni u
uvinx of United suites Steel, Union Pa
ific and Canadian Pacific The closing
Open Stock Selling at MontreaL
uoktrrat. xrarch 30. Beginning next
Tuesday all stocks and bonds selling over
the official minimum set by the stock ex
change committee, which has been handling
sales since trading was allowed after the
outbreak of war. can be dealt with in the
open market, according to announcement
on the exchange today. Those still sell
ing at the minimum or any that sink in
price to the minimum must be handled
through the committee. All mining stocks
nd other snares, wutob ,j l r 1 . , ,
trading price is below 15. can also oe
handled on the open market.
NEW YORK. March 30. Tin. nominal,
five-ton lots, offered at S55.00. ,
Copper, firm. Electrolytic, tl5.75fflg.00.
Iron, steady and unchanged.
Lead, steady. S4.12 34.17.
London Wool Sales.
LONDON. March 80. There were 11.S00
bals offered at the wool auction sales to
day. - Tb election, u .varied one and
was steadily absorbed. Good merinos were
firm but heavy sorts declined per cent.
Crossbred were strong. American pur
chasers were Quiet. Ik', sale will be con
SAVANNAH. March 30. Turpentine firm.
Sales. 826 barrels; receipts, 149 bar
rels; shipments, fiOtiO barrels; stocks, 3S.5&7
Rosin firm. Sales, 293 barrels: receipts,
1331 barrels; shipments, 3016 bsrrels; stocks.
105.SS1 barrels. Quote: A, B, C, D. E, F, G,
H, JS.05: I, 3.743.0S; K, 3.1'5J.S0;
M, 31; N, $5.03; WG, and WW, 15.55.
Chicago Dairy Prodnre.
CHICAGO, March 30. Butter firm.
Eggs higher. Receipts. 20.854 cases: at
mark, cases included. IT&ISc; ordinary
firsts, 17617c; firsts. 18alSVic
. New York Sugar Market.
NEW YORK. March 30. Raw sugar
firm. Centrifugal, 4.S9c; molasses sugar,
4.1-c. Refined steady.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK. March 30. Evaporated ap
ples dull. Prunes steady. Peaches quiet.
Dulath Unseed Market.
TynLTITH. March so. Linseed, ca
U.84; May. ii.95Vi: July. S1-07H.
Hops at New Tork.
NEW YORK, March 30. Hops quiet. .
ITALY'S DELAY CAUSE OF HIGHER
PRICES AT CHICAGO.
stlc Crap Advices Also Favor
Balls Foreign Demand for Grain
la Enlarged. ,
CHICAGO. March 30. Assertions that a
change of policy had seemingly prevented
until May, if not altogether, the entrance of
Italy into the war did a good deal today to
lift the price of wheat. The market closed
strong. lc to 3c above last night. Corn
wound ud with a gain of &'lc to llc
and oats unchanged to c higher. In pro
visions, the outcome varied Irom lic ae
cHne to a riBe of a shade.
There- were signs that foreign demand for
cash wheat had again been enlarged, esti
mates of the Argentine exportable surplus
showed a big cut. some placing the surplus
at 80,000,000 bushels, and Liverpool sent
word that stocks were decreasing. For the
most part, reactions from the advance here
turned out brief and of a profit-taking na
ture. Strongest prices of the day came in the
last hour. On top of the cable news, com
plaints piled up from Illinois and Missouri
that dry, cold weather was hurting the
Winter crop. A comprehensive report, inai-catlne-
that the Winter-killed area wai
small, and that the condition of the plant
throughout the country as a whole aver
aged better than in December last, had only
a transient ellect on tne maritet.
Corn mounted with wheat and as a result
of a material Improvement in cash demand,
due largely to rough weather. There were
also rumors of some. export business.
Adverse conditions for seeding tended to
make oats firm. beaDoara can, nowever,
Selling by packers offset all chance of a
bulge In provisions. The grain strengtn ana
the smaller receipts of hogs served merely
to hold prices steady.
Leading futures ranged as follows;
Open. High. Low. Close.
May U.E1 1.53 $1.61 1.5J
July 1.21 1.23 1.21 1.J3
May ' 72 .73 .72 .73
July 7 -7 ?
Mar 57 .68 .57 .57
July 54 .54 .54 .54
May 17.40 17.45 17.30 17.30
July 17.82 17.93 17.77 17.80
May 10.20 10.15 10.16
July 10.50 10.52 10.40 10.40
..10.00 10.O2 10.00
..10.33 10.35 10.30
nash. nrices were:
Wheat No. 2 red, 1.51 1.62 ; No. 3
Corn No. 2 yellow, 7373c; No. 4
yellow, 7071c; No. 4 white. 7171c
, Barley 71 g 77c. '
Clearances Wheat, 987,000 bushels; corn,
3O00 bushels; oats, 1,091,000 bushels; flour,
Bradstreet's visible wheat decrease, 5,000,
00O bushels; corn, decrease 2,556,000 bush
els; oats, decrease 478.000 bushels.
European visible Wheat. 88,240,000 bush
els; decrease, 1,780,000 bushels.
Foreign Grain Markets.
LONDON, March 30. Cargoes on passage
LIVERPOOL, March 30. Corn opened d
higher closed d lower. Cash wheat un
changed to Id lower. Oats and flour un
changed. rnrauns AYRES. March 30. Wheat
lower. Corn higher. Oats unchanged.
PARIS, March 30. Wheat higher. Flour
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. March 30. Wheat. May,
1.4tt; July, $1.40: No. 1. hard, Jl.52;
No. 1, Northern, $1.481.52 ; No. 2,
Northern. $1.43 1.49. Barley, 66c74.
Other Eastern Grain Markets.
KANSAS CITY, March 30. Wheat closed
May, Jl.44 bid; . July, tl.15 1.15.
WTVVIPKC March 30. Wheat closed
May. 1.51. July, 1.50. Oats, May, 63;
DULUTH. March 30. Wheat closed. May
1.49; July. 1.45.
ST. LOUIS, March 30. Wheat closed. May,
1.47; July. 1.17B.
Puget Sound Grain Markets.
TACOMA. March 30. Wheat Bluestem,
$1 23; forty-fold, SI. 26; club, tl.25; red file,
Car receipts nne J, a, ...
rrattlE. March 30. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.29 ; forty-fold. $1.26; club, $1.25; fife,
$1.24; red Russian, $1.22.
Barley 2u per ion.
Yesterday's car receipts Wheat 33, hay
29, flour S.
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, March
quotations Walla. $2.27 2.30. lied
Russian, $2.22 4 2.25. Turkey red, $2.32
S 2.33. Bluestem, $2.40 2.45. Feed barley.
$1 27 fi-1.30. White oats, $1.7i 1.S0.
Rrn. 126.50S27.00. Middlings, $31.00(8 32.00.
Shorts. $28.55 29.00.
Call board Barley, May, $1.26; December,
FARMERS ASK COUNTY FAIR
Union to Sec That Baker County Has
Its Annual Event. ,
riker. Or.. March 30. (Special.)
Members of the Baker County branch
of the Farmers' Co-operative and L,au
cational Union will hold a meeting
here next Saturday to take up plans
for having a county fair, recently killed
bv Countv Judge J. C. Messick. The
union will vote on whether to ask the
Judge to reconsider nis decision, ana
it is expected to carry.
AnpnrdiTiE to Dlans now made, the
Judge will be appealed" to first and if
he refuses the union memners win
nifcit the funds from the farmers and
thus assure the continuation 01 tne
fair. Heretofore the County court nas
appropriated $2000 for the fair and
$1000 to the Baker commercial uuu,
which was also used for the fair, but
when Judge Messick took oirice in
January he cut off both appropriations.
Xampa- Receives Blooded Stock.
NAM-PA. Idaho. March 30. (Special.)
Hilty Bros received an express ship
ment vesterdav 01 3Z tnorougnorea
calves from livestock breeders near
Portland. Or. Nam pa is one of tne Dig
markets for fancy livestock this year,
as rarely a day passes that the ex
press company does not handle at
least one or two head of blooded
calves. Hoes also are received fre
quently, but indications are that this
will be a cattle ana aairymg uuumry.
R. Parson, express agent, says 108
calves were received at his office last
000D PRICES PAID
Important Sale of Shorthorn
Cattle at Stockyards.
MANY FARMERS PRESENT
Leading Breeders of Northwest Are
Kepresented Among Sellers.
Spring Lamb Market Opens
An important sale of -shorthorn cattle
from the well-known breeaers, Minor, nrowu,
nnnn rm-nett. Chalmers. McCroskey. Glbaon,
Kiger, Wyatt and others, was held at the
stockyards yesterday and was well attended
by farmers and dairymen. Fair prices were
realized. In the offerings were 9J head of
shorthorn heifers and young and old bulla.
The important sales were as follows:
1 ' an art inn Tjist. owned by J. H. McCroskey
A Son. 10 H L. Miller. Alber. Mont., for
Goldfinder, owned by W. O. Minor, Hepp.
ner; sold to M. Rose, Aiken, Cal., for 0O.
Victor- owned bv Frank Brown. Carleton
sold to C. W. Nottingham, of this city, for
Golden Prince, owned by A- Chalmers, of
Forest Grove; sold to H. L. Priday, Gate
way, for ?18U.
Bolster, owned by J. H. McCroskey & Son;
gold to Tom Brogan, Antelope, for $200.
Roan Chief, owned by A. I. Dunn, Wap
ato; sold to H. L Priday for $1&5.
Welcome Violet, owned by A. Chalmers;
sold to H. L. Priday, for $205.
Danders Victor, owned by Frank Brown;
sold to Schmidt Broj Oregon City, for $1&0.
Choice King, Grand Champion, owned by
J. H. McCroskey & Son; sold to McClellan
& Kiger, Corvallis, for $750.
Victor Stamp, owned by A. D. Brown; sold
to E. M. Peacock, Nampa, for $155.
Lyden Chief, owned by J. D. - Cornett,
Shedd; sold to Rugg Bros., Pendleton, for
Masterpiece, owned by Gibson, of Wood
lawn. Cal.; S3ld to Rothrock & Day, Sprague,
St. Patrick, owned by J. D. Cornett; aold to
Rothrock & Day, for $250.
Western Mack, owned by W. O. Minor.
Heppner; sold to M. S. Hungate and W. H.
Steiner, for $200.
Bill, owned by J. H. McCroskey & Son; sold
to Portland Union Stockyards for $170.
Cloud Gloster. owned by Frank Brown;
sold to Angus McDonald, Cam el la. Wash.,
Rose's Friend, owned by A. Chalmers ;
sold to George Lamb for $133.
Ruffness. owned by Frank Roberts; sold
to Rugg Bros., Bend, for $1S5.
Pride of Bunker Hill, owned by J. B.
Cornett; sold to Miss Julian for $300.
Oak Shade, owned by John Wyatt. Cor
vallis; sold to J. Crulkshank. Dayton, Or., for
Bonny Boy, owned by Dick Klgerr Cor
vallis; sold to M. Rose, for $120.
Red Boy, owned by J. W. Doty; sold to
Portland Union Stockyards for $170.
Noble Welcome, owned by George Ber
trand, Olcqua, Wash; ; sold to Portland
Union Stockyards for $175.
Roanoke, owned by Barlow, La due. Wash.;
sold to F. Hocher, Portland, for $100.
Atreus. owned hy Schmidt Bros., Oregon
City; sold to Hayes Bros., The Dalles, for
Scarlet Lamb, owned by J. H. McCroskey;
sold to C. F. Benson for $200.
Golden Mine, owned by Oregon Agricul
tural College, Corvsllis; sold to R, P. Mc
Clellan, Lind, for $200.
Roan Robin, owned by Frank Brown; sold
to Booth, Roseburg, for $325.
Fusan, owned by A. D. Dunn; eold to H.
L. Priday, Gateway, Or., for $120.
The feature of the livestock market at the
stockyards was the opening of the season
for Spring- lambs. Several bnnches of them
were offered and the best brought $12.60.
equalling the top Spring lamb price of re
cent years. Trading otherwise was limited.
Receipts were 194 cattle, 169 hogs and
940 shep. Shippers were:
With cattle J. C. Mitchell. Gazelle. Cal..
7 cars; F. C. Miller, Dlllard, 1 car.
With hogs C. E. Ricard. The Dalles, 1
With sheeti R. B. Dixon. Roseburg. 1 ear:
Patton, Overton & Falk, Halsey. 2 cars.
With mixed loads W. A Leeper. Toncalla,
1 car hogs and sheep; R. M. Knight, Riddle,
1 car cattle, hogs and sheep.
J. he day s paes were as follows:
16." s. lmbs.
15 s. lmbs.
Zo s. lmbs.
52 12.50 1 bull
5a ii.oo lbuii
8.901 1 bull .
25 m.sheeo 104
7.601 lstag .
1 ewe 80
7 ewes . . 123
9 wethers 11
10 bulls ..1330
5.50 13 steers
Prices current at the local stoekvards on
the various classes of stock:
Best steers $7.257.75
looicb b Leers .................... .Wl (fl 7.
Medium steers 6.75 7.00
Choice cows 6.006.50
Medium cows 5.00W5.75
Ewes COO'S) 7.00
r Omaha Livestock Market:
SOUTH OMAHA. March SO. Hogs Re
ceipts. 15,500, higher; heavy, $.506.55;
Iisht, $6.r5ra6.75; pigs, $5.506.5O; bulk of
sa les, 5, (Q) o.uo. s
Cattle Receipts, 6000, strong; native
steers, $6.408.10; cows and heifers. $5.00
ho; western steers, so.oues7.6a: Texas
steers, $5.857.15; cows and heifers, $4.85
6.60; calves. J .j ffi U. . j.
hneep tteceipts, auuu. Btronger; yearlings.
$8.509.00; wethers, $7.60 8. 10; lambs, $
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. March 30. Hogs Receipts. 14.-
000, strong, 5c to 3 0c above yesterday's aver
age; DUik. 5B.80repe.KO: light, $8.706.5;
mixed, 6.05 g 6.974; heavy, f S.S0 6.92 :
rough. $6.506.60; pigs, fo.60ti.60.
Cattle Receipts, 2000, steady; native
steers, $5.906 8.70; Western, 15.50 7.40;
cowb and heifers, f3.007.7fi; calves, $6.73
Sheep Receipts, hooo. firra: sheep. ST. 15
gS.3.". ; yearlings, 8.009.35; lambs, $7.65
NEW ROAD WORK TO START
Ixnver Columbia River Route to Con
nect With Pacific Highway.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. March 30. (Spe
cial.) Engineer Charles I. Signer and.
his survey crew, who this week will
finish work on the Mud Bay-McCleary
section of the Olympic highway, will
be dispatched immediately to do loca
tion work on the new Lower Columbia
River road, established by the recent
Legislature, Highway Commissioner
William R. Roy. announced today.
This highway, to be known as state
road 19, will start at a connection with
the Pacifip Highway at Kelso, follow
ing the north bank of the Columbia
closely through Cowlitz and Wahkia
kum counties to a connection with the
National Park Highway near Willapa
Bay. Although the recent Legislature
made no appropriation for construction
work. Wahkiakum County has voted
$75,000 In bonds for immediate work,
and immediate location is to be made
by the state so that this construction
can be started.
Grain Fields in Good Condition.
UNION. Or. March 30. (Special.)
Heavy rains in the valley and snow in
the nearby mountains have brought the
moisture to about the usual condition
for this season of the year. Cloudy
skies and south winds promise more
rain. The ground has been too wet for
cultivating and seeding is delayed.
Most of the Spring seeding is In and
grain is in good condition.
E. W. Mumford's Funeral Today.
Funeral services will be conducted
this morning at 10 o'clock at the Fin
ley undertaking parlors for Edward W.
Mumford, who died Saturday. Burial
will be in the Multnomah Cemetery.
The First National Bank
Fifth and Morrison Streets
Capital and Surplus $3,500,000
Interest paid on Savings and Time Deposits.
A Savings Account may be opened with a deposit of
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Streets
Capital and Surplus $400,000
THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA
of San Franciaco. Founded 18S4 '
Capital Paid in $8,500,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits $8,219,494.90
Commercial Banking. Savings Department
Third and Stark Streets
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
TODAY LAST FOR TAXES
PENALTY TO BE ATTACHED IF FIRST
HAIK IS NOT PAID NOW.
Larseat Payment Made Is 17,727.
Day'a Receipts Expected to
Reach Million Mark.
Today is the last day to pay taxes
without being penalized. If all or half
is not paid wnen the department closes
at 9 o'clock luntght, a penalty will be
attached. The second half may be
paid any time between May 23 and
Realizing these facts, taxpayers
jammed the corridors of the Court
house yesterday, packed three deep In
front of the long tax department
counter, and formed In three fast-
moving lines in front of three cashiers'
windows. Today will be as bad, and
Yesterday saw the largest payment
which has yet been made. In fact, it
is the largest tax statement on tne
entire roll. It Is that of the Port
land Railway. Light & Power Company,
which sent a check for $179,727.88 as
their first half payment.
Checks poured in with every mall
yesterday, and today. It is believed, will
be the heaviest mall day or the season.
The total receipts yesterday had not
been computed up to a late hour, but it
was roughly estimated that they would
approach the million mark. Today's
receipts are expected to reach,$l,000,00').
To expedite business in handling the
large crowds, two clerks have been
placed in the corridor with desks which
will separate the three lines in front of
the cashiers" windows. These clerks
tear the statements apart and stamp
them, thus saving time for the cashiers.
"By the time we close, I think we
will have collected 60 per cent of the
roll," said Collector Huckabay yester
day. "This is all the money actually
required at this time, and the remainder
will come In before October 1."
PHONE RATE DECISION DUE
Idaho Commissioners Think Whole
State Will Be Affected.
LEWISTON, Idaho, March 30. (Spe
cial.) In a case under consideration
by the Idaho Public Utilities Commis
sion a decision is to be rendered which
it is believed will affect telephone rates
in the entire state. The decision is to
be made on an application of the Pa
cific Telephone & Telegraph Company
to put into effect a new schedule oi
long-distance toll rates.
The company proposes to cut the min
imum period from three minutes to
one minute, with a proportionate de
crease in cost.
Members of the Commission are in
clined to the opinion that other tele
phone companies will ask to have their
rates changed to correspond if the ap
plication is granted. A request is
contained for inaugurating a new
scheme of computing charges. The plan
is to establish a zone system.
MORE YAKIMA WOOL SOLD
Purchases for 51assachusetts Mills
Increased 100,000 Pounds).
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March 30.
(Snecial.) Three more purchases of
Yakima wool, made by Alex Livingstone.
representing the American v ooien
A general banking business
Interest paid on time deposit.
Commercial letters of Credit
Exchange on Loadon, Enffland,
Bouffbt and Sold.
Corner Second and Stark Sts.
F. C. MA LP AS, Manager.
Mills, of Lawrence. Mass., brlnir the
total of his purchases of Ynkltna wool
during the last two weeks up to r00,0"0
pounds. In addition, Mr. Llvinustone
has bought the Frye wool, niakltiK luo.
000 pounds more.
His latest purchase were .'..(loil
pounds from Sum yipwHii, lo.ouo
pounds from Charles I'hsml'ers and
20,000 pounds from Mrs. W. II. Vxssi y.
The bulk of the early clip lr this valley
will be off the sheep this week or early
next week. The Kittitas clip will ha
sheareil a little later.
Free Book for InTevtor.
Few Investor rfallza to what an xtent
they are now Indirectly Interested in burnt.
The bank In which you deposit your money,
and the insurance company which ilvn u
and your family protection Invest their funrin
to a considerable degree In bonds. 1"hn
school whirh the children attend ban prob
ably been built from the proceeds of a bond
issue, as bave many other public Improve
ments, such as the railroads, triotlon lines,
gas and electric plants, etc In fact many
of the greatest conveniences of the present
day would have been impossible If bond
had not been considered safe ttiTostmenie
by a Tery larire number of people of bo ill
large and small mean.
If you wish to know mor about the nafeiv
of these conservative secuntfs, write thn
Harris Trust & Saving Rank of rhlraue
for a free copy of Its illustrated pampht t.
"Why Honrta Are Safe Investments." Adv.
S. S. ELDER
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AND EVERT 8CNDAY TBEREAITal
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leavea Taylor-st dock Hon, Wed.. Fri
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way landings, carrying frelnht and
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Main 413. Fare tl. berth tua.
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8. 8. Mill MAILH A. M.. APRIL f
The 8n Franrle A Portland S. B. Co.
Third and aiUiln(l wltk O.-W.
R. A N. Co.). Tel. Marshall 4MM. A 41J1.
COOS BAY LINE
Bail from Ali.wank Dck. rorld.
8 A. M. Friday. Freight d Tleket
Offte. AIoOTrth llwek. Pk.au Mala
S4MMI, A-2WI. City Ticket O'rlo. SO th
sr. rwiei ftiaraii 4.140, a-41ju
PORTLAND A (XtOB BAV H. k. LINM
Steamer IIASNAl.O leavea A.h
reet Dork dally except Fatur-
day, t P. M.( for Astoria ar-d way
points. Returning, loaves .t.Luri
dally eacept Stiiiusv. 7 a. M
Tickets and ro-.r atlnns at O.-W. R. A V.
City Ticket Ottu-e. Third and V ashtT-stoa
streets, or at Anti-street Jjock. 1'aoaes:
ilar.hsll 500, A (Ml. ..