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THE -SIOBXCTO OREGONIAIT. FRIDAY, APKIL 2, 1915.
TRADE FIELD URGED
Representative' Johnson Here
on Way to Hoquiam.
WAR BENEFIT POINTED OUT
Member of House Immigration Com.
mittee Advises Soutli America as
Step In Slaking Dollar ol
TTnited States Supreme.
Albert Johnson, member of Con
Cress from the Southwestern District
of Washington, was in Portland yes
terday on hi way to Hoquiam. Jir.
and Mrs. Johnson, with a party of six
Representatives and their wives, alter
the adjournment of the 6.ld Congress,
traveled for two weeks in Southern
California, after which they passed a
week at the Panama-Pacific Exposi
"The idea I Eot from the Exposl
tion." said Sir. Johnson, "was that the
universities of Oregon and Washing
ton should pay much attention to the
teaching of Spanish. The exhibits from
the South American republics show
us vividly the great progress being
made in the temperate zone below the
Th Pacific Coast has the greatest
onoortunities for business there and to
rn. i-nlntinns successful it IS
necessary that our young men should
know Spanish. They should not only
be our pioneers to the Argentine re
public and other Southern countries,
but should be our trade missionaries
and business agents.
Underwood Tariff Called Setback,
The Fair is superb. It has never
nem eoualed. The buildings and ex
hibits of both Oregon and Washing
ton are fine, but are excelled by those
of Canada. The Dominion, with an
appropriation or Jt.oo.ouu. nas oui
atripped the exhibit of the State of
California, which, with its building.
-nt S2. 000 000."
Representative Johnson, speaking on
business conditions, said: "The United
States has set itself back 10 years by
tls experiments with the L naerwooa
tariff. We are beins saved by a world
war which has recovered for us our
balance of trade.
"The misfortunes of monarchies have
tiven us a chance , to make the dollar
of the United States supreme every
where, except, possibly, on the Pacific
Ocean. Our neighbors, the Japanese,
feel that their yen should be the legal
tender of the Pacific, and they are
striving earnestly to that end. That
ikv r organized for such a result
is apparent to anyone who studies the
'Also, the Japanese look upon it as
aa opportunity to establish their social
eiiuality with the white races. Once
this is established, the people of the
Western United States -may as well
give up all thoughts of Japanese ex
elusion laws, and may look for an ab
rnraiinn of the 'gentlemen's agree-
merit." by which great numbers of
Japanese laborers are now kept rrom
Posterity Idea Is Explained.
"Under this 'gentlemen's agree
ment' the Pacific Coast is. as Mary
Antln. the clever author of 'The Prom
ised Land.' so gracefully puts it, 'tem
porarily excused from working out its
solution of the immigration problem.'
"My own idea is that if our forests,
public lands and minerals are to be
reserved for posterity the conserva.
tion should be for the posterity of
American citizens and for those able
to become good American citizens
certainly not for the Orientals."
Mr. Johnson is a member of the
House Committee on Immigration and
has been active in the effort to secure
restrictive legislation for both the At
lantic and Tacitlc Coasts. An achieve
ment of importance to the shipping of
the North Pacific was the securing of
a lighthouse at Point Elizabeth, a high
promontory north of CJrays Harbor.
He also has brought about a great re
duction in the size of the Olympic
monument which was established for
the protection of the Olympic elk and
which establishment had the effect of
ending mining and prospecting in the
heart of the Olympic Peninsula. Mr.
Johnson says that neither the breed
ing nor the feeding grounds of the
elk were within the original lines of
the monument; that there are now
7000 elk there, and that it will soon be
necessary fbr the Government to feed
the rapidly increasing herd.
Mr. Johnson will leave Grays Harbor
for Hawaii April !7. He goes in his
capacity as chairman of the Hawaiian
subcommittee of the committee on ter
ritories, and will be one of a party of
14 Senators and about 50 Representa
tives from various important commit
tees. SHEEP GROWERS GATHER
EASTERS OREUOX BET1. TO OP
TOSH HIGH ASSESSMENT.
'W oolmen Hxpeet Record Prices, 25 Cents
hw Bctnff Offered Lambing Season
Bet In Yeara Big Crop Assured.
EAKlili, Or., April 1. (Special.)
Eastern Oregon sheepmen are gather
ing here for a meeting to consider as
sessments, prices and other subjects.
One of the main points to come be
fore the meeting tomorrow will be the
reduction of assessment on sheep. The
average assessment in the state is J-.-14.
hut in Baker County the assessment Is
$1.25 above this, and Hi Umatilla Coun
ty $1.52 higher than the average. An
effort will be made to have this re
duced. ' A protest also probably will be made
against the railroads' eliminating the
10-car rate on cheep.
Woolmen are expecting good prices
this year, :5 cents having been offered
at some points. Prospects for a big crop
are assured and the lambing season is
the best In years.
Due to the late arrival of R. N. Stan
f.eld and others for the opening of the
two-day meeting, which wa to have
tarted at 2 o'clock, the opening was
postponed until tomorrow, when the
sheepmen will " convene. Tomorrow
nlxbl Miles Lee and R. N. gtanfield
will be the hosts at a banquet.
Kred Falconer, of Enterprise, presi
dent of tbe Oregon Woolgrowers' As
sociation, and John G. Hoke, secretary,
of Medical ptinga: M. B. Gwinn. of
Boise; t. V. Ketchum. of The Dalles,
and R. X. Ptanneld, of eUnfield. are
among tbow now here.
GOOD ROADSBODY ELECTS
J. J. Jobxuoa Is to Head Pomona
Tlx sod roods exsraltU4 of the
UsIZBSxaab Cvaasy Fotnoaa O-raage or
ganized Wednesday at a meeting In the
Greshara Orange Hall by electing J. J.
Johnson president and H. A, Darnall
secretary. The road bonding question
was discussed by Eugene Palmer,
Joaeph Paquet, H. A. Darnall, H. E.
Davis, H. W. Snashall, W. H- H. Dufur,
J. W. Black. J. J. Black and C. Mr. Lake.
Some favored concrete roads. The com
mittee adopted a resolution against the
plan of conditioning support of the
proposed road bond issue on a prede
termined scale of wages.
H. A. Darnall, Joseph Paquet. and
J. W. Black were appointed to gather
data relative to the "tost of various
pavements and their durability. J. J.
Johnson. D. A. Darnall. H. H. Davis
and Eugene Palmer will prepare rules
to govern the action of the committee.
A general meeting will be held Tues
day at 1 o'clock at the East Portland
OFFERINGS ARE LIMITED
ALL LIXES HOLDING STEAD V AT
Lifihtvrelsht Hogg Sell at $7.40, Which
la Current Top f Market Cat
tle and Sbeep Quiet.
Thre was only a limited supply of live
stock at the yards yesterday and conse
quently tradins was light and unimportant.
Good lightweisnt hoiss sold at. ?7-40,
which, for the present, is the top of the
market. Only odd lots were disposed of in
the cattle and sheep divisions.
O. I McKendree, of Lakevieir, has pur
chased about Jti.OOO head of sheep in Crook,
Harney and Northern Lake counties. The
Luke view Examiner says:
"Mr. McKendree bought BOW neaa 01
yearling wethers and dry ewes from W. "W.
Brown, pay ins Jil.-i for the wethers and
$4.25 a head for the ewes. He also bought
700i head, including 4000 yearling ewes ana
uH0 yearling wethurs. About half of this
lot was secured from Ike Mcintosh, while
the remainder was nicked ud from different
growers in the vicinity of Prineville. The
Brown sheep were bought for the lower
market, while the others, Mr. McKendree
bought for himself. F. M. Muter, of Lake
view, and E. H. Tyron. of San Francisco.
Mr. McKendree also bought 5000 head of
yearling wethers from William bcott, ot
"The Brown sheen will he delivered in
Lakeview June 1, while "the 700O will be
received near Bend about the same time.
"McKendree says the sheep up north are
in prime condition and is well pleased witn
his ourchases. Also be says there Is an
unusual amount of snow at Wagontire for
this time of the year and that the range is
in first-class shape for stock.
"Mr. McKendree has not contracted any
wool this season and says that he believes
growers will not get the prices for which
tney are holding at present. i ne sneej
men of Central Oregon, he says, are hold
lug their clips at about 25 cents, but he be
lieves that when the market is more firmly
established the prices will be something
less than 20 cents all around.
Receipts yesterda were 10 cattle, 4
calves, 1!2S hogs ant 50 sheep. Shippers
were: J. S. Flint, Junction City. 1 car cat
tl calves, hogs and sheep; L. Chermak,
Myrtle, 1 car hogs; McSherry & Harris, Red
mond, 1 car cattle, hogs and sheep.
The day's sales were as follows:
"Wb. Price Wt. Price
1 COW ....ISIO S4.2.V20 hogs .... US
1 cow 3H70 4.5041 hojrs 194 7.30
1 ster ...1170 5.50 4 hogs 24 J 6.S0
2 hogs ... 2rt.i 7.2.j 1 lamb ... HO 9.00
1 hoc 3-0 6.0t 1 lamb ... 80 0.25
7G hogs ... J1M 7.40j 2 lambs .. 100 9.25
Prices current at the local stockyards, on
the various classes of stock:
Best steers $7.S5T.75
Choirs steers 7.00 O 7.25
Medium steers 6.75 & 7.00
Choice cows 6.00.
Medium cows &.00&S.73
Bulla 150 (ft 8.00
Light 6. 50 7.40
Heavy 5. 90 06.40
Lambs 7.50 b 9.
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. April 1. Hogs Re
ceipts, 14.000. Stronger. Heavy. tt.5i
0.05; light. 56 5510.75; pigs, $5.50&6.25;
bulk of sales, sfl.oi V
Cattle Receipts, 200. Strong. Native
steers. iV'-i- i. i a : cows ana neirers, p
0.75; Western steers, $ti$i7.50; Texas steers,
$5.801 7.io; cows and heifers, $4.S5& 0.40;
Sheep Receipts, C500. Stronger. Year
lings, $8.50 U 0; wethers, $7.60 iy &.35; lambs.
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. April 1. Hoes Receipts. 18,
mm. siow at yesteraay s average. juik,
$1175110.85; light. $o.65rn 6.S7-; heavy, 50.45
H U 61 z 1 rough, $ti.454t't.55; pig, Xo.tiOty
Cattle Receipts. 3000. Slow. Native
steers, ?5.1RKa S.75. Western. $5.50 7.40 ;
cows and heifors, $S!&7.7w; calves, $0 ft 9.75.
oneepneceipis, uuuv. strong. aneep,
7.i01w S.35: lambs, $7."75 10.15.
WHEAT UNO INSPECTED
WASHI.VGTO.V UIVIVKItSITV REGENT
SEES BENEFIT IN SALE.
Assistance Promised Applicants Tnr-
cbasina; Acreage on Easy Payment
Plan The Market Grows.
TACOMA, Wash.. April 1. (Special.)
John A. Rea, of Tacoma, recent of
State University, returned today from
Douglas County, where the regents in
spected the wheat lands belonging; to
the university. The board having con
sented to the sale of these 25.000 acres,
the members decided personally to in
spect them, as there has been a contro
versy over the sale. The university lands
are north and east of Mansfield, the
terminus of the Moses Coulee branch of
the Great Northern Railroad.
Mansfield is the second primary
wheat market in Washington and, with
the increased acreage this year, tha
shipment from this station will be near
ly 1.000.000 bushels, said. Mr. Rea.
Mr. Rea declared that the university
board cheerfully will assist applicants
to acquire a home on the easiest pay
ments under the law, which is one-tenth
down. The minimum price is $10 an
These lands will be for the actual im
prover, the men who want to raise
wheat and profit by taking advantage
of the frontier and a comparatively new
country, but not too far from railroad
and river- and in the immediate prox
imity of the jitney that seems to be
everywhere in Douglas, said Mr. Rea.
MARCH FIRE RECORD 137
Marshal Tell Danger of Letting
Chimneys Burn Out.
Of a total of 137 fires during- March
43 wera chimney fires, according to
the monthly statement issued yester
day by Fire Marshal Stevens. Six fires
were caused by detective tiues ana six
others were supposed to have been of
r'ire Marshal Stavens says tho neg
ect of chimneys, la the cause of many
disastrous fires. Flues burning out
once or twice a year deaden the mor
tar between the bricks and finally
holes ara created between the bricks.
then the sparks go through the holes
or cracks and set fire to the dry in
terior of the house, he says.
Fine Rain Hits Genesee Valley.
GENESEE. Idaho. April 1. (Special.)
The Genesee Valley has just enjoyed
a fine rain, which was most beneiiciai
to this country. Thi will bring: tha new
seeding; alone early and give it a good
start before the hot weather strikes it.
Wlreles leleeraph wave, are proparate4
elan the surface ec the wth with a v
RULE TO BE CHANGED
New Regulations to Govern
Wheat Trade on Exchange.
MARGINS TO BE REQUIRED
Session Is Inactive and Course I
Prices Is Irregular Obsta
cles in Way or Export
The wheat market was decidedly dull yes
terday. There was a little demand from
Europe, but in view of the tonnage situation,
the inquiry did no one any good. There
was a lack of interest on the part of Cali
There were no sales at the Merchants Ex
chanee and some irregularity in the tone
of the market. Bids for bluestem were
: 1 .a rni. whk unrhsneed and
club offers wore 1 to i'i cents lower. Bids
for red wheat were reauceu irom o n
cents as compared with Wednesday.
' At a special meeting ot the exchanca
President B. A. Pattullo was authorized to
anninf a mmmltiM of five to revise the
rules regulating trading on tha floor. It
Is the purpose to require tne putting wl
i An fnr future delivery.
The lack of such a rule was responsible for
the unsatisfactory conditions attending the
closing of March contracts which are re
ported to have involved considerable losses.
R. P. Knight was appointed official caller
of the exchange in succession to B. W.
Wright, who has become general manager
of the Port of Portland.
The flour market continues almost lifeless.
There is inquiry from Europe but no way of
dispatching cargoes. The Oriental demand
has been checked, largely owing to the
fact that Shanghai millers are now supply
ing the South China markets with native
flour notwithstanding that shipments of
foodstuffs from Shanghai to Hongkong are
said to be in violation of existing treaties.
It is the intention to take the matter up
through Government officials in this coun
try. Hongkong prefers American flour to
the inferior Chinese product, and shippers
hope a way may be found to restore the
Hongkong market to Pacific Coast shippers.
Domestic flour trade is limited, as buyers
slocked up freely before the advance and
are now buying only. in a hand-to-mouth
way. No change in quotations is announced.
Local receipts in cars were reported by the
Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat uaney lour uaio
Jndate 1.-.JM JM3 )7?j YiA Hf-
14S7S -'31 23-5 I6
Season to date
Season to date
7174 lO-.'O 19"3 10K5 4M3
is 171 1124 1450
KCTIRK OF HOP MAKKET BXCKKTAIN
Prohibition Measure. In England Would
Mess low rrices Here.
in.iinMi to take a pessi
11(11) men ........
mistlc view of the market. The probability
ot prohibition measures being aoPiu
,.i.. ..i., the warhas entire
unsettled th trade. Su.iness wai quiet
enough before the Chancellor of the Ex
chequer made his announcement, nu
... roarUAt fnr tho American
surplus is closed, not only will there be no
demand for the 38.000 eaies o
left on this coast, but the price of the 191o
crop is likely to be seriously affected.
American brewer cannot use all the hops
that the United States will produce this
With no Inquiry for either spots or fu
. i .annAt k named.
"English dealers' circulars dated March 15
to 17 said:
t,-,, -.Ta Ttusiness has been very
quiet during the week and there is no
alteration to report in vaiuw.
Thornton ft Manger The market remains
inactive, buyers and sellers both awaitins
developments. Prices are without alteration.
Manger & Henley Trade durinK the past
week has again been quiet. The few trans
actions which have taken place have been
for present requirements only. Prices remain
lirm aim u'"-1" .
Worcester Business on the orcester
market is now very quiet wnnout
. i .ith.. mnniv or nrices. The
weather is good for working in the hop
JUMP IN SOUTHERN CABBAGE MARKET
W Angeles Wires of 35-Cent Advance
Over Hlght Citrus Fruits Firm.
There was an advance In California of 25
cents a box on oranges and lemons, and
,-.:...,; annihr similar advance in a
few days. Local prices will have to be
advanced accordingly next
of oranges arrived on the Beaver.
The price of crated bananas will be raised
half a cent next week. This differential
nravdiiiri tn pBver the cost of pack-
ing, but of late has been ignored by Jobbers.
A shipment or -ios Angeio '--
j... .ki. nnn.lnr anrl A IfLrffaF ShiDlTient
is auu nn niws -
will arrive from Texas pn Tuesday or
Produce dealers received wires from Los
Angeles yesterday, giving notice of a sharp
advance of 35 cents a crate over night on
....Ko ro rrt reason sriven was a very light
supply and a strong demand. San Fran
Cisco has very little ca&oage oi gooa quanu
to offer, so prices here will be higher next
Another shipment f Hoot River aspar
agus was received yesterday and sold read
ily at a dozen. California asparagua
was plentiful, but much of it was poor.
Flats were quoted at $1.251.75 and pyra
mids t cents.
Steady Demand for Egg,
mi.- mofirat wn m steaiv vesterday. as
the demand was sufficient to take care of
all the arrivals. Mot of tne sales on tne
ttrat iiPrn at 1SU cents.
Larger receipts of poultry this week have
weakened tne maruet, pariiuuinriy
chickens, wKeh are now selling at 15 eents.
Dressed meats also dragged and the former
top prices were not easily obtained.
No changes were announced in the butter
or cheese markets.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
Vesterday were as follows:
...Jl.Ntt3.U4U S iJ.Bt'JO
. . . SOtf.aJO 50.4S
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
M erchants" Exchange
$ 1.25 $ 1.28
, 1.21 1.27
1 .28 t 1 .31
1 .25 1 .3.1
1 .24 1 .28
S3. 00 34.50
I'Vftft 27. .V
Fort vf old
Red Russian . . -
o. 1 white feed
No. 1 feed
ma tilnstnm .........
ay red rcussiun
na Rail RllSMiall .....
Mav rA flfA ..........
June red fifa
Mav rlHV ............
MIL.LFEED Ssjot prices
: Bran, S26.0O per
ton; shorts, $2S.;V; rolled
CORN Whole, $35 per
HAY Eastern Oregon
Valley timothy. lL"fi 1J.50
IS; alfalfa, a 13.300 13.50.
barley. 131 32.
ton; cracked, 3ti
; grain hay, Slutf
Fruits and Vegetable.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels. -5
2.40 per box; lemons, $:j.OO5r3.75 per box;
bananas. 4 H e per pound ; grapefruit, $3$)
4.25; pineapples, 6c per pound; tangerines,
ll.2rr 1.75 per box; blood oranges, $1,3U
VEGETABLES Cucumbers. hothouse
$1.St per dozen; peppers, S035c per pound;
artichokes. 75jpS5c dosen; tomatoes, 3 per
crate ; cabbage, 1 Vs 3c per pound ; celery,
4.50 per crate; cauliflower, $2 lper crate;
sprouts. SfrQp per pound; head lettuce, $U.25
per crate; hothouse lettuce, 73c:$l per box;
spinach. 0$f7.rc per box; rhubarb. 23c
per pound; asparagus, white. $l.-." 1.75 per
box; green, glla per pound; eggplant. iiOc
per pound; peas. U12tec Pr Pound.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, 5Uc&'1.5Q per
box: cranberries. $1112 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon. $1.251.50 per sack;
Washington, $1.20 Cj 1 .50; new potatoes, 10c
per pound; sweet potatoes, 3c per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, $1 per
sack, country points.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots. 1.25 per
sack; beets, Jl.oO per sack; parsnips, (1.23
per sack; turnips. $1.75 per sack.
Dniry and Country Produce.
I-ocal Jobbing quotations: '
EG(",s Fresh Oregon ranch, case count,
lStfr lSc; candled, VJc per dotsen.
POULTRY Hens, 15c: broilers, 320c;
turkeys, dressed. 222ric; live, 1601Uo;
ducks 125- 15c; geese, SOc.
BUTTER Creamery, prints, extras, 2yio
per pound in case lots; more in less
than case lot; rubes. 25c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets, jobbers buying
price, l4o per pound, f. o. t. dock, Port
land: Younp Americas, ISo per pound.
VEAL Fancy, HV2''12c per pound.
PORK -Block. 0lfcc per pound.
JjA m Bd lOfgMac per pouna.
Lot-el lobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound
tails. $2.30 per doaen ; half-pound flats,
$1.50; one-pound flats, J2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound tails, $1.05.
HONEY -Choice, $;;.25 per case..
NUTS Walnuts, 154r24c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, I524c; almonds, 23
t&)24r; peanuts, (S&c; cocoanuts, $1 per
dozen ; pecans, 196i 20c ; chestnuts, 10c.
BEANS Small white. c; large white,
nc; Lima, tic; pink, 55? 6c; Mexican,
bayou. 8 Vie.
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, lR33ttt
ST "GAR ' Fruit and berry, $0.70; beet,
$fi.5ft; extra C, $6,20; powdered, in barrels,
$t.95: cubes, barrels, $T. Hi
SALT Granulated. $15.50 per ton; half
ground, 100s. $10.75 per ton; 50, $11.50 per
ton; dairy. $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head. 6U$63&e; broken,
4c per pound : Japan style, 55l4e.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 8c per pound;
apricot., 13$ 15c; peaehes, 8c; prunes. Ital
ians, StffOc: raisins. loose Muscatels. So; un
bteached Sultanas, 7c; seeded, 8 Go 9c; dates,
Persian. 10c per pound; faxd, $1.05 per box;
Hops, Wool, Hides, Ktc.
HOPS 1914 crop, nominal; contracts,
HIDES Salted hides, 3c; salted kip,
ISlcc; salted calf, 17c; green hides, 12c;
green kip. KxAst:; green calf, 17c; dry hides,
24c; dry calf. 20c.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, coarse. 22 25c;
Eastern Oregon, fine, I8g20c ; Valley, 4
MOHAIR New clip, 29(&31c per pound.
CASLAKA BARK Old and new, 4c Per
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts. 16c; dry
short-wooled pelts, 13c; dry shearings, each,
10c; salted shearings, each. 15 W 25c; dry
goats, long hair, each, l.'tc; dry goal shear
ings, each. 10r&20c; salted sheep pelts,
April, $la each.
HAMS All sizes. 171S'.3o; skinned. 17
(JtflSc; picnic. 12c; cottage roll, 13Hc;
broiled. 19 (ft 28c.
BACON Fancy. 272Sc: standard, 23 i
24c; choice, 17 1 s t&'22c; strips, 17 fee.
DRT SALT Short clear backs, 1315c;
exports, : $ o 17e ; plates, 1 1 1 Cc.
LARD Tierce basis; Kettle rendered,
12'ic; standard, 12c; compound, Sc,
BARREL 'GOODS Mess beef. 23e; plate
beef. $24.50: brisket pork. $28.50; pickled
plgn feet., $12.50; tripe, $9.5013.60; tongues.
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wasonj, 10c; special drums or bar
rels, 1 3 46 o ; cases, 17 20 c.
GASOLINE Bulk. 12c; cases, 19o; engine
distillate drums. 74c; cases, 14c; naptha,
drums, lie: easejs, ISc.
LINSEED OIL-Raw, barrels, 75c; raw,
cases, SOc; boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 60c; in cases,
67c; 10-case lots, le less.
BAN FRANCISCO FHODUCJS MARKET
Prices Current In Bay City on Fruit, Vege
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1. Butter
Fresh extras. 28c; prime first. 92e; fresh
firsts, 21 c.
Egga Fresh extras, 21c; firsts, 18$ic;
Cheese New, 8&llttc; Young America,
124&14Hc; Oregon, 14c
Vegetables Bell peppers, 212c; hot
house cucumbers. 90c$1.10; peas, 8U7c; as
paragus, $1.75&' 2 per box.
Onions Yellow, 60c jyer box; $1 per eU
Oregon. $1,50 1.T5.
Fruit-Lemons, $1.502.50; bananas, Ha
waiian, mc$1.75; pineapples, do, $1.50
i''7.-i- California apples. Pippins. 604iy0o:
Bellefleur, 2540c; other varieties, 50i75o;
do. Oregon Pippins, $11.50; Gpitzen bergs,
$1.75(&2.25; Wingsaps, 85o$1.10; Baldwins,
Potatoes Burbanks, Oregon, $1.65 1.75;
small Burbanks. 75o. rivers, $1.251.60;
Idaho, $1.151.65; sweets, $2.25 2. 50; new,
tfo per pound.
Reeeints Flour, 2G20 auarters; barley.
62.150 centals; potatoes, 7735 Backs; hay. 420
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, April 1. Evaporated ap
ples, dull; prunes, ateady; peaches, quiet.
NEW YORK, April 1. Spot cotton quiet.
Middling uplands, 9.80c. Sales, 200 bales.
SELLING AGENCY FORMED
Four Lumber Companies Kstablish
Office in AVenalohce.
WEN.WCHEE. Wash., April 1. (Spe
cial.) Articles of incorporation have
been forwarded to the secretary ot
State lor the Wenatchee Valley Box
Agency, with headquarters in this city,
the incorporators being officers of the
Cashmere Lumber Company, of Cash
mere; the Peshastin Lumber Company,
of Blewett; the Lamb-Davis Lumber
Company and the Leavenworth Lumber
Company, both of Leavenworth.
The new concern will provide a cen
tral selling agency for the fruit box
output of these four lumber compan
ies. The headquarters are in Wen
atchee. ROGUE VALLEY MOISTENED
Prospect of Record Yield of Fruit Is
Result of Rain.
MEDFORD, Or., April 1. (Special.)
Rain has been falling in the Rogue
River Valley for several days and
ranchers are Jubilant. With a defi.
ciency of nearly 12 inches and the dri
est March since the weather bureau
was established it looked dark, indeed,
for those who were without irrigation.
But now the weather bureau predicts
that the average will be maintained.
The largest crop in the history of
the Valley Is set on the trees and if
fair prices can be obtained next Fall
a prosperous year seems certain.
Idahos Fall AYheat Developing.
r.KXKSEE. Idaho. April 1. (Special.)
The Fall wheat is coming up nicely
and none of it around here nas oeen
friinen out with the exception ot W.J.
Gray, who reports that about 50 acres
of his Fall seeding will have to be
reseedea. tne grain is iuuruis
through this section of the country.
ti.. ..tim.tM uAHtilatlnn f K.w Z.aland.
excl'ituuig Alaoriea, is J.u&4,602.
FLOUK Patents. IT a
S8.50: whole wheat. S7.20
NET EARNINGS GROW
Favorable Railway Returns for
STOCK MARKET UNSETTLED
Activity Centers In. Issues -of Sec
ondary Importance Effect of
Xew French Credit Is
NEW YORK, April 1. The stock market
today reflected lp greater roeaaur the
mixed and confuted conditions which hav
been Its recent characteristic. Business
was lighter and narrower than in yester
day's record session, but activity and
strength were again most pronouneea in rail
way issues of secondary importance, chiefly
Rock island and Juries, together with auto
mobile and other special issues.
Former leaders like the transcontinental
group. United States titeel and Amalgamated
Copper, were under moderate pressure for
the areater nart of tbe day. but made some
improvement later. Altogether the day's
operations were or an uitra-proiessionai
character, with the usual settlement of con
tracts which d recedes a holiday.
Lowest rices were registered In the final
hour, by which time much of the early rise
had been effected. Rock Island not only
lust all its initial gain, but made a pet loss
of 31$ points. Reading was again offered
freelv at moderate concessions and the re
mainder of the list showed the effects of
Weakness in francs was the noteworthy
feature of the foreign exchange market, this
be In j? accented as an Indication that the ef
fect of the new French eredit had already
been discounted. Marks were slightly lower
with a very limited demand and remittances
on Jyp.nuon were ofiered at ft very sugnt
Some more favorable railway returns for
February were reported, .New Vork Central
show ine a, net increase of tU 45,000. and
Pennsylvania's Income east and west of
Pittsburg Increasing fo?S(C00 and $445,000
Total sale of stocks amounted to Ml, 400
Bonds wera lrreeular. the Rock Island us
sues showing the same irregularity as the
stock issues. Total sales, par value, were
J 3, 4 8,000, United States .coupon 2s de
clined H Per cent on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. J-ow. JBid.
Alaska Ciold ... 'J.SMO $4 34 4
Amal Copper ?7,5'0 t::?i v,i CU'
Am Beet Sugar l.auO 44 44 U 44 Vj
American Can .. tt,H) 317 ail 1U
Am Smel & Rcf 5,100 tia U7 T
do preferred.. 103
Am Sugar Hef.. 10,tJOO 308 7 30BH 1"8
Am Tel & Tel.. 1.SU0 lit7,, 111' lliH
Am Tobacco -ii41.
Anaconda Mm.. 1.400 28' -8 3
Atchison 1,HK WS ny iiU
Bait & Ohio ... S.TW 72li 17 7 1 k
Brook H Tran.. I'.&fO Stf 8S-i h!)1
Cal Petroleum,. 2,(100 14' 1-' 14
Canadian Pac .. 3,800 2 100 101
Central Leather 1,000 3." "-4 4
Ches & Ohio ... 2,:U 452 44 4
Chi Gt Westr-rn. 2t 3 b 11 11
C. M & St Paul 1,000 8U SB1, SH
Chicago & N W 17
Chino Copper 3,200 3V Si) 3Vs
Col Fuel & Iron 400 -J7t - 27
Col & Southern. F.00 J4 28 2!V
D & R Grande.. 300 7U 7 0
do preferred.. D00 l't 13 W
Distilltrs Secur flO 7 V 7 7
Erie 43.N0A So'.
Gen Electric ... i"o 144 34fi 143
Ot North pf ... S00 118 117 118
Gt North Ore.. 4,300 3. 34 'i 34
Guggenheim Ex 1,100 u4 o3 ."3 Vj
Illinois Central - 108
Intrbor Met pf 10,100 07U 00 07
Inspiration Cop. 0,1 00 26 24 25
Inter Harvester , . . . . 04
K c Southern .. Too 24 21 24
Lehigh Valley.. BOO 130 135 130
Louis & Nash 318
MtK Petroleum.. 2,400 72 'i 71 71
Mrami Copper .. 4.200 24 23 24
Mo, Kan Te. ti.OOO 14 13 13
Mo Pacific 22,000 14 12 13
Nat Biscuit ... 5O0 320 320 J 10
National Lead .. 6.2O0 4 02 03
Ne vad a Copper. I , loO 1 2 1 2 3 2
N Y Central ... 5.H00 85 83 84
N Y. N H & H. 60)00 01 50 60
Norfolk & West 3oO 301 301 301
Northern Pac. 2,900 10.1 304 304
Pacitic Tel & Tel 20O 20 20 20
Pennsylvania 1,200 10fl 100 1
Pull Pal Car 152
Ray Con Copper 2,200 10 10 1D
Reading 50,400 345 344 145
Republic I & S 600 22 22 22
Rock Island Co 2O0
do preferred. . IW0 1 1 1
St L & S F 2 Pf S
Southern Pac ., 3.800 87 S S
Southern Ry .- 800 37 30 30
?enn Copper .. Sort 30 2!t 20
ex us Company. 300 140 138 136
Union Pacific .. 16.800 125 124 124
do preferred 80
V S Steel 36.800 4S 47 4t
do preferred.. 3,500 10U lt5 105
Utah Copper 4,suo 50 5ti 30
Wabash pf 2
Western Union.. 3,500 60 65 65
Westing Elec V. 3,400 73 72 72
Mont Power 52
Total sales for the day, 541,400 shares.
U S Ref 2s. reg. DSttjN Y C G S. . 80
do coupon 8)Nor Pac 3s 64
U S 3s. reg 101 do 4s 2
do coupon 101;Union Pac 4s... J)3
U S N 4s, reg. 1 Of) So Paq Con 5s. 07
do coupon. . . . 110 i
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, April 1. Mercantile paper,
8 per cent. ,
Sterling exchange, weak; 60-day bills,
14.7725; for cables, $4.7075; for demand,
Bar silver, 50c.
Mexican dollars. 3Sc.
Government bonds, easy; railroad bonds.
Irregular. Time loans, stronger; 60 days,
2&2 per cent; DO days, 2jp3 per cent;
six months, 8 per cent.
Call money, firm. High, 3 per cent; low,
S per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent; last loan,
2 per centr closing bid, 2 per cent; offered
at 2 per cent.
SAN FRANClsiCO, April 1. Drafts, sight.
3c; do. telegraph, Oc. Sterling In London, 60
days, $4.77; demand. $4.70; cable, $4.80.
LONDON, April 3. Bar silver, 23 8-10d
per ounce. Money, 1&1 per cent. Discount
rates, short bills, 2 per cent; S months,
li per cent.
Han Francisco Exchanges Close.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 1. All San
Francisco exchanges will be closed tomor
row in observance of Good Friday. With
the exception of the stock exchange all ad
journed today until Monday.
Americans Steady at London.
LONDON, April 1. Dealers Ip American
securities on the stock market today were
butiy with miscellaneous orders at prices a
fraction under the previous day. The mar
ket hardened In the late trading, and closed
TRADE IN 2SAVAL STORES DECREASES
Production Is Reduced, but 4s fctUl In
ecus of Demand.
SAVANNAH, April 3. Production of naval
Btores was reduced for tha year ending, yes
terday, but atill was in excess of fhe de
mand, according to Savannah market ligures
announced today. After the outbreak of
the war exports ceased abruptly and the
market remained nominal until the trading
was resumed in November.
Total receipts of turpentine at Savannsh
for the Tear were 136,070 barrels, against
202, 0l! the preceding year. Total receipts
of rosin were 449,696 barrels as compared
Total shipments from Savannah were: Tur
pentine, 127.653 barrels; rosin, 464,770 bar
rels. For the year ending March 31, 1914,
total turpentine shipments were 204,034 bar
rels; total rosin shipments, 635,575 barrels.
SAVANNAH, April' 1. Turpentine, 44c.
Sales, 112 barrels; receipts, 102; shipments,
273; stocks. 22,339. ,
Rosin, firm. Kales, 49 barrels: receipts, 5DO;
shipments, 4304; stocks, 101,619. Quote: A,
B, C, D, E, F, G, H, $3.05: I, $3.10; K,
$3.25; L. $3.30; M, $4; N, $5.06; WO snd
Minimum Prices Reraored.
PITTSBURG, April 3. Minimum prices
placed upon listed securities by the Pitts
burg Stock Exchange when trading was re
sumed last December were removed at the
opening of the market today.
New York Sagas Market.
NEW YQRIC Aiwll l.-law sugar, easy; ;
centrifugal, 4.77c; molasses, 4o; refined,
steady. . .
- 1 1 " i
Dnlnth Llnsed Market. I
TTTT TTU Minn A Ttr-1 1 1 "1n hh ltnftAad.
$1.84, May, $Lt)0t July, $i.oa 4rop e-f j
eents en cheaper Argentina sed bslag
offered at Minneapolis). .
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
One Dollar. -
Security Savings and Trust Company
Fifth and Morrison Streets
Capital and Surplus $400,000
pmsjsssjyiifcsTiiii miii in
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
SHORTS LIFT WHEAT
Evening Up for Holiday Today
SIGNS OF OVER-SELLING
Covei-iii More Tiimi Oi'fVcls Infill'
enoe of Prediction of larger Do
mestic Yield Tliau Ia.-t Vcar.
Course Grains Advance.
CHICAUO, April 1. Shorts evening up
lor the holiday tomorrow mors than offset
In the wheat market today the Influence
of possibilities of. a larger domestic crop
this year than last. Keellnjr was unsettled
at the close, which ranged from S to 1c
above last night's level. Corn sained 44 10
Vie net, and oats H Vic to i c. in pro
visions the outcome varied from Su de
cline to a rise of 7ise.
It became evident about the middle of
the session that selling of wheat hail be.n
overdone. Offerings on the part of venture
some traders were found to have largely
g-one Into strong hands, and it was neces
sary to bid up prices sharply before bears,
who wished to be tree at the closlns bell,
could find a way out.
The prevalence of sentiment early against
the bulls came about chiefly as a result of
estimates by a leading authority, tending to
show that prospects at present were for the
wheat yield of the United States In 11."
being greater even than the record-breaKIng
harvest of 19X4. According to the estimates,
the condition of the Fall-sown plant showed
an actual gain as compared with uecem
ber. Besides the territory likely to go to
harvest se'emed to be more than 4,uuu,uuu
acre, in excess of ihe previous high record.
Corn swung upward with wheat, and as
a consequence or reports oi UDerat casn
buying on the part of biff Industries.
Predictions that seeding in lowa and Ne
braska would be the latest In years gave
nma indeDendent firmness to oats.
Word of a smaller enlargement or stocks
than expected turned the provision market
from weakness to strength. J.ariy depres
sion was mainly due to selling by packers.
Leading futures ranged as fellows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
May l.G2 H-Sl Jl.52'
July J. 21 14 1.2IS 1.21 122V.
Sept 1.0?4 1.10?, 1.0SIH4 l.WVi
May 75 .T3 .72V4 .73
July 75V -75 .ieVi
May .57'.i .50 '4 .7 V4
July 53 V4 .54 ..)3i .54
Sept 46 V .46?A .4tii
Mav 17.00 17.05 JH72V4 17 02V,
July 17.45 17.55 17. 30 17.u6
Sept 17.76 17.l 17.H2V4 U.SU
May 10.00 10.10 9.9.- lo.in
July 1O.20 10.35 10.20 10. 3i.
May 9.87V4 9.92V4 9. S3 9.83 Va
July ... 10.20 H).27i 10.15 10.27Vi
.... . pa ... c . i nt i'ii' in riu
ept, iu.au iU'. n iv.T-t, .v.... n
Cash prices were:
Wheat No. 2 red. $1.62; No. 2 hard, ti.Si
Corn No. 2 yellow, 7JVic; No. yellow.
Itlo 0. 2, i.ioDiai.
Barley 70& 78c
Timothy 14. 50 6.60.
Clover S. SO 13.75.
Prlmin reeeints Wheat. 4iS.0(K vs. 0S,-
000 bushels; corn, 304;0OO vs. 6t4,000 bush-
1s; oats, &O9.U0O vs. u.l.voir DU&neis.
KhiY.m.nu Wh,at. 215.0O0 . 346.0OO
bushels: corn, 46S.000 vs. 467.000 bushels;
oats, 743,000 vs. 733,000 bushels.
Clearances Wheal, 1. 628.000 bushels; corn,
S79.0O0 bushels; oats. aSS.OOO bushels; flour,
Kuropean Wheat Markets.
LONDON. April 1. Cargoes on passage
easier, ad lower.
i.iv,'RPnni. Annl 1. Options not
quoted; cash wheat dull.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. April 1. Wheat May,
11.46V,; July. $1.40: No. 1 hard, si.SJH:
No. 1 Northern, ii.in'iwi.j., .o.
Northern, $1.48 Vt 01.4UVt.
Barley llofc 7Bi
Flax $ 1 .& & 1.88 ',4-
' Other eastern Grain Markets.
DULUTH. April 1. Wheat closed: May,
tl.10; July, $1.44.
nl..-. . i, I Wh..l lnaM f V
$1.51 Vi bid; July, $1.41) asked. Oats, My,
11234c; July, 6ijc atjkeri.
ST T.ttlTS Anrlt l Wheat closed: Mav.
$1.47 V4 bid; July, $1.17 M.
Grain at an Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 1. Spot quota
tions: Walla. $2 .2! V4 to'-l.an; Red Russian.
$2.1'.r2.27 ; Turkey rod. $2.:i4? 'J :I2 l ;
bluestem, $a.4l'ra.4r.; feed barley, $1.27 V4 1&
1.30; white oats, $1.77 V, H 1.60; bran. $27t
28; middlings. $3S3o; shorts. $2S.50i2!l.
Call board: Barley. May. (l.ztivt bid, !.-'
gstted; December, $1.32 bid, $1.34 Vi asked.
lugt Hound Grain Market.
SEATTLB. Awl I 1. Wheat . Bluestem.
$1.28; fortyfold, $1.25; club, $1.23; fife, $lil;
I n..-i.,, tt 1 IT Dorlnv S'Ti '." nor Inn
(ItU iVU OO 1 Cl II , fl . 1 i-.ni ii.;, w s-"- " w...
Yesterday's car receipts: Wheat, 15; oats, u;
barley, 'A, hay, 11; flour, T.
tahoma: Aoril 1.-- Wheat Bluestem.
$1.2F; fortyfold, $1.24; eluli. red IU.
fl.31. Car receipts: Wheat, 10; barley, 1;
new VORK. Anril 1. European buy ins:.
accompanied by rumors that Kurops mould
probably ta.lt up coffee on May ton tract,
seemed to be the factor in the coffee futures
market early today, and after opening un
changed to points higher, prices sold
about 8 to 10 points above last night's clos
ing figures. lAter, however, the market
weakened under realising and trads selling
with tha close net 2 points lower te 4 points
higher. Sales, 31 ,T50 bags. April, 6.1 4c ;
May, ..lc; une, 8.pot July. 7.4c; August.
T.40o; September, 7.4cj; October, 7.51c; No
vmhr. 7.5Tj: December, T.4o: January,
f.eOoj February, f.T7e; March. T.slJc.
Spot, steady; itio pio. i, ec; Dinm- -iw. ,
10 4 e.
Owing to tha holtdny In Bmgll, there were
very few cost and freight offers with quota
tions ranging from about tn T.nnc fnr
liio 7a c. and f. lilo rxrhange i un
changed and Mitvela prices were unchanged.
In the primary niHikut.
KISW'yORK. April l. Tin weak. Five and
J.'i-tt'n lots ptttfcJ at 4IK,
Copper, firm. Ktccliolytlc, rsstin
Iron, sit-ariy and unohsngrd.
Lend, firm at 4 170 4 Ji-u.
Chicago Iftulry Prod ace.
CH'OAUO, April l.--Hntter. csey: crrnnt
ery, -He. Ikk". hi glmr : receipts, 1 .2
crtca; tit mark, cc ttirluded. 1 7 It- 4ff 1 r ;
oiUiiiHry firsts, 17-401Hc; tirgtg, Jfc
Hops at ew York.
KKW VOFtK. April 1 ffnpa quft
A general banking businms
Interest paid on time deposits.
t'ommrrrjnl l.rHrrn of Credit
Kienanirc on London. KnRland,
lltUKht and oJ4.
Corner Second and Stark Sts.
F. C. MA LP AS, Manager.
Couipag-nle Central TranMtt lanllque.
Sailings for BORDEAUX
NIAGARA Apr. 10, 3 P.M.
ROCHAMBEAU Apr. 17, 3 P.M.
LA TOURAINE Apr. 24, 3 P.M.
CHICAGO May 1.3 P.M.
FOR INFORMATION APPLY
C. W. Kllnavr. 80 till st.t A. I, ( barlt.n,
i53 M irrlsuu t.- t:. M. lu.vlor, C. M. Jc M.
1'. Itv.i Ilnrary I). Mnllll. 110 Ud .( A. C
bhrldou, 100 d St.; II. DirkMn. S48 .h.
InK ton U.i rlh H.ink Knad. Mil and Mark
st..f t H. Klrl-arland, ad and Va.tilussia
H..J K. U. Iiull. ls Xd St.. 1'urtlaad.
LOS ANGLLKS AND SA5f UIKCO
S. S. ROANOKE
Sails Wrdnrsday, April 7, at . P. M.
XOUTII PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO.
' Tlrkrt Offlra tTrlsht OCflca
112A td bt. II Foot irtliniB ft
Mala lii. A 11 I Uaia .;u. x
S. S. ELDER
HAILS til' N DA V. APRIL 4. A. M,
AMI tVUlV SINUAY TIIKKKAKTi-sl
NORTH 1'Atll 1C blEAJiaillf CO.
Tlrket Offlra I Frslaht Oftlc
lit A 3d bt. I root Nurtlirup .11.
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Tha Kan PYanrlsro A I'orlland . .
llilrd and W aJilntm Ms. (allh O.-K.
K. N. Co.). Tel. Marshall tMU. A SKI.
Via HONOLULU and auvA
Paiattal htmnitr at.am.ra
NIAiiAKA," JU.om tona apio.m.m
'MAKIHA. II U0 too disviac.ra.nt
Sallina ery II tlas from Vanoouv.r. II. C,
Auuly Canadian I'ailflc KallMajr t . M d
at. Portland. Or., vr to tli. Isnadlaa Au.
stralaidan Ko.val Mail Una, 44 imou mu.
aiM'outr, ti. C.
Hall. UlTM't Far
AN FRASitlsKO, lm AttUMLEI AP
Today 6:30 P. M. April 2
SAN KRAriHCOL I-OI1TI.ABO
IMm AM.r.l.K HTKAMMllP CO.
FKANK UOLXAM. Ai'it
U4 Third htrost. A Attn. Mala .
Steamer State cf Washington
Leavsa Taytor st. dork daily nrept Bunday,
II P. at. ("r Tho Dallas and way landlnas,
rarrjine frelKlit ana pasrnors. Uclumliia.
leaves Tht lallra daily. 11 ", .scrtit
Sunday. Tel. Main 61. Kara l. brrths UK-.
American Hawaiian Steamship Co.
"ill. Panama Canal Lin
KXI'ULsd tKLlCHT BMiVUB
Betwran I'ortiaad. New Vork, Bosloa.
For Inroriiiailo'n as" tu at.. bulliufS Etc
O. U. Ht.N.NLUV. Aval,
fit Slark buret. I'orlland. Oe.