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TTTT5 MORXINO OT?EGOXTAN, TUESDAY, 3IAY 4, 1915.
FUEL PRICES DROP
Commissioner Thinks Dealers
Desire to Embarrass City.
INVESTIGATION TO BE MADE
Air. Brewster Says AVootl Cut by Un
employed Cannot Be Sold With
Profit for liess Tlian $5, but
Public Offerings Arc Lower.
"What is believed by City Commis
sioner Brewster to be a concerted plan
on the part of tha larger wood dealers
to embarrass the city in Its plan to
sell at retail the 10,000 cords of wood
cut by the unemployed at camps near
Portland, was unearthed yesterday
when announcement of big reductions
ir the price of first growth fir wood
were made by dealers. Hand bills an
nouncing the reductions "for a limited
time" were distributed in borne parts
of the city.
The city recently advertised for bids
for the wood which was cut by the un
employed, but the prices offered were
no low that all bids were rejected.
Upon advertising a second time no bids
were received. It was decided then
that the wood should be hauled to
Portland and sold at retail.
Wood dealers yesterday announced
reductions of 25 cents and 50 cents a
cord In the same class of wood the
city has for sale. Wood whicli -has
been held at no less than $S a cord is
now offered for by some dealers
and at $4.75 by other dealers. At cer
tain times this wood sells for as much
as $6 a cord.
The city's supply of -wood cannot be
sold at a profit even at $5 a cord. Com
missioner Brewster says. The sale of
the supply at 14.50 a cord would entail
a heavy loss, he says. It has not been
decided by the City Council just what
price will be asked for the wood, but
it will be either $5 or $5.50 a cord.
Commissioner Brewster says he cannot
see how the dealers can sell their
first growth wood at less than fa a
"While I have been expecting- the
wood dealers to object to the sale of
the wood at retail I am surprised that
there should be the cuting of prices
in this way," said Commissioner
Brewtser yesterday. "I propose to In
veetlRRte to determine what class of
wood is being: offered at $4.50 a cord,
because I know the city cannot sell
its wood at a profit even at $5 a cord.
"I will bring; before the Council
Wednesday the proposition of entering
Into a contract to haul the wood from
the unemployed camps. It will be
stored at Twenty-seventh and, Savier
streets. In the meantime I will look
into the cause for the reduction in
Students in Poetry Praise
Beauty of Portland Rose.
Sewton Drew and Niom) Phelps,
Amour Otbrra, Send Excellent
Verne Dedicated to Flower to City
THE! city-beautiful committee of the
Portland Rose Festival has re
ceived from the schools of the city, the
results of a recent assignment to the
pupils to write sonnets on the rose or
the Rose Festival.
Scores of sonnets were turned In,
most of them of more than average
technical excellence and beauty of ex
pression. Following are two which
were selected from among the best sub
mitted by High School seniors:
To a Rose.
Te thee, the sweetest flower that Nature
I pen these fourteen lines of blissful rhyme.
"W ith wealth of velvet petals most sublime
That first dlda't bloom in far-off Persian
And det.k the maglo wand that Nature
Now seeming far too rare for on to touch.
Thou atandest. thai fairest of the fair, ot
Great beauty rare, to trim the warrior
Sut thee, oil, rose! that doth la Portland
And brings to Portland fame for fragrant
Thou art th sweetest ot the thousand
We bow to thee, and pay our homage, whom
Tou grace with lasting- presence In our
In festive June, whil'st free from work
that binds. Newton Drew.
The Portland Rose.
O Rose, whose fragrance Is so fresh and
Who in the verdant woodland now doth hide,
Or in a garden doth so trim abide;
Tls thee, sweet flow'r, I then do love to
Away from cities' horrid stifling heat.
l?y gliding rivers' dreamy quiet side;
Or in the sun-kissed pastures, green and
0 Rose, 'tis the -with homage I would
Our Portland Rose Is fresher, fairer still
Than any I as yet have ever Been;
Of fragrance I can never drink my fill.
In early morning when th air is keen
1 often go into the garden there
To see the deep pink Portland Beauty fair.
JITNEY DRIVER IS JAILED
Revocation of Owner's License Rec
ommended for Misuse.
Troy Michael, driver of the six-cylinder
Jitney bus that knocked down and
seriously Injured W. E. RnllarH t
Third and Burnslde streets Friday, and
injured i nomas uonley, re
ceived a sentence of 30 days in Jail
wnen n appeared Before Municipal
Judge Stevenson yesterday morning on
bV charge of reckless drivina-.
Michael was wearing the chauffeur's
license ot ts. clement, owner of the
mac rune, ana a recommendation that
the license be revoked has been sent
the Secretary of State.
G. L Shaw, of Vancouver, was sen
tenced to 4 8 hours In Jail for driving
a car while Intoxicated.
VANCOUVER AUTOIST HURT
Overturned Machine Injures Party,
Including Two Women.
John Smith, of Vancouver, was se
verely injured when an automobile in
which he was riding turned over at
maple street and Hawthorne avenu
Sunday night. Three other persons,
a man and two women, were unhurt.
The car was operated by Arthur Mcin
tosh, also of Vancouver. Smith was
taken to his home in an ambulance.
The party told the police that they
were on their way to church when the
35 FINED F0R SPEEDING
Majority of Transgressors Taken on
Way to Auto Races.
Fines totaling- $386 were levied in
ilunicipal Court yesterday morning upon
23 Sunday aiit-MTiobilists who exceeded
the speed limit. The majority of those
3ned were caught coing: to or from the
races at the Kose City Speedway.
Those fined and the amounts were as
Charles Fox, $10; W. J. Fleming, $10;
Earl D. Morgan, $10; H. L. Stout. $10;
J. B. Spear, $10; E. D. Stuart, $10; W.
Banster, $10; Charles B Frasler. $10;
W. D. llartin. $10; C. Lavgill. $10: R. H.
Davis. $20; Harry Lewis, $1; K. E. Ed
wards. $10; C. 1 Booth, $10; Dougrlas
Shelor, $10: Morris Wilson. $10; Will
iam Johnson, $10; P. E. Peters, $10; J.
Mitchell, $10; C. H. Epton, $10; Charles
Fig-ore, $15; Milton H. Jones, $10; W.
I,an.rley, $15; E. Biletski, $10; Arthur
Biletski, $10; William Wlllsifer, $10;
Frank Myers, continued; C. D. Hartrran,
$10; E. M. Fox. '$15: A. Kowalski, $10;
Fred Dundee, $10: A. Smith. $10; L. F.
Billup. $10; A. J Smith, $10; E. C.
KING SENDS GREETINGS
STATE REPRESENTATIVE BACK
FRO 31 NORWAY CEXTE.NMAL.
In O. Belland Ends 15 Months' Trip,
Full of Experiences, In the
W ar Zone.
Bearing: a word of good cheer to
Norwegians of Oregon from King
Haakon VII and well stocked with ex
periences in the war zones of Europe,
I O. Belland, ex-member of the Leg
islature and Oregon's representative
to the Norway Centennial Celebration
last year, returned yesterday from a
15 months' trip around the world. He
came to Portland direct from Norway
by way of the Tanama Canal.
While in Norway Mr. Belland was
asked by King Haakon VII to extend
the prreetings of the throne to Nor
wegians who are now residents of Ore
gon and to express hope for their con
tinued welfare in this country.
Mr. Belland left Oregon January 27,
1914, taking the steamer Sadu Maru at
Seattle for China, landing at Hong
kong. He went later to Japan, the
Philippine Islands, then through the
Red- Sea and the Suez Canal to Port
Said. Subsequently he visited various
parts of Egypt and the Holy Lands,
Alexandria, Naples. Rome, Florence,
Venice, Milan and Pompeii ruins. From
there he went through France, Ger
many, Switzerland and to the scene of
the centennial at Christiania, arriving
May 16 of last year.
Mr. Belland left Norway March 15
on the steamer Bravo. At various
points along the way English war ves
sels were sighted and they invariably
inquired if any German fighters had
EXPERTS SCAN NAMES
MEX VERSED IX HAXDWBITIXG TO
CHECK JITNEY PETITIONS. -
Council Discusses Submission of New
Measure to Voters Since Old
Oie Is Held I p.
Careful check of the names signed
to the petitions filed Saturday, invok
ing the referendum on the jitney regu
lation ordinance, was started yester
day by City Auditor Barbur. Experts
in handwriting- are to go over the
petitions to see that there is no repeti
tion of the alleged petition frauds at
tendant on the recent recall election.
It is expected the names will be ex
amined within a day or two.
Although members of the Commis
sion are looking to Commissioner Daly
to prepare a new ordinance to take
the place of that which has been sub
jected to the referendum, Mr. Daly
said yesterday he has not decided what
he will do. He says he will take no
steps to get another measure before the
Council until the Auditor finishes
checking- the petitions.
As the proposition stands now, the
only ordinance governing the Jitneys
has been held up until the city elec
tion in June, 1917. by the Invocation
of the referendum. The time for sub
mitting referendum measures to the
voters by petition In the coming June
election expired April 8. The Council
may submit measures, however, until
It is proposed to force the Jitney
Issue at the June election by repeal
ing the ordinance and passing an
other for submission to the voters
under the initiative. A majority of
the Council already has announced that
it favors such a plan.
"HONOR BOY" IS IN JAIL
W. 1j. Willis, Accused of Theft, "Waits
Decision on Parole Privilege.
Wynter U Willis, 18 years old, who
last November told Circuit Judge Mc
Ginn he would "be good" and who
signed a written agreement to that
effect, is in the County Jail waiting
for Judge McGinn to decide whether
his parole snail be revoked. Willis was
taken to the Courthouse yesterday by
Detective Cioltz, charged with stealing
a bicycle. This is said to be th sec
ond time he has had trouble with the
police since he was paroled.
Willis pleaded guilty to burglary be
fore Judge McGinn last year. On ac
count of his youth, the Judge deter
mined to parole him. He was sen
tenced to one to seven years In the
Penitentiary and paroled during his
good behavior, signing an agreement
in which he promised the Judge he
would behave himself and not violate
any more laws. Judge McGinn was
absent from tha bench on account Of
HILLIARD MENCH IS DEAD
Veteran of Civil War, Passing at
Age ot 70, Is Survived by Five.
Following a long illness. Hllliard
Mench, veteran of the Civil War, died
at his home, East Fifty-fourth and
Hoyt streets, early yesterday morning
at 70 years of age.
Mr. Mench was born in Michigan in
1845. During the Civil War he was a
member of Company K, Seventeenth
Michigan. He came to Oregon 28 years
ago and since his arrival he passed
the greater part of the time ranching
In Eastern Oregon. He is survived by
his widow. Mrs. Mary Davis Mench,
and four children. Mrs. J. J. Tichenor.
Mrs. A. D. Wilson, Mrs. Daisy Blanch
ard and Ardon Mench, all of Portland.
Funeral services wil be held at the
Dunning Chapel, 414 East Alder street,
today at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. C. Ghormley,
pastor of the Montavilla Christian
Church, will be in charge and Mrs. Lee
Miller will have charge of the music
Burial will be in the Rose City Ceme
tery. Land Trade Is Discussed.
Stanton G. Smith, of Seattle, who
has been chosen by the Forest Service
to have charge of certain proposed ex
changes of land between the Govern
ment and the State of Washington,
was Jn Portland yesterday conferring
with officials of the Forestry Depart
ment here relative to the matter. Iso
lated state school tracts are to be ex
changed for solid blocks of Federal
INDIAN CROP LARGE
Wheat Yield of 1915 Is Best
in Recent Years.
OFFICIAL ESTIMATE MADE
Ixcal Market Is Inactive, With Buy
ers and Sellers Far Apart Ex
cept in Blucstera Coarse
Grains Are Doll. ,
India is th first of the great wheat pro
ducing countries to announce officially the
crop of the present year. According to ad
vices received by th Merchants Exchange
yesterday the official estimate for India Is
385,400,000 bushels. This Is the largest
crop India has produced In recent years.
The yield for the past seven years follows:
"lj ..... ... forjnnntn
1914 '..'.I.'.'.'. 31."76 00
iqi ... ..... . i .. o,"'iu
11 T .170.314.000
The local wheat market was Inactive. For
the most part the bids were unchanged from
Saturday's, and there appeared to be but
little demand. Only on bluestem. which
was a half cent lower, were buyers and
sellers within reasonable distance of each
other. Offers for June red Russian Vers
raised materially, but did not come within
the range of sellers Ideas. The course grain
market was equally dull, and no sales of
any character were posted.
The condition of the growing crop abroad
was summarised by Broomhall as fololws:
united Kingdom Weather favors sowlnc.
but coldness is checking vegetation, f unDlirs
ot native wneat are light and foreign ar
rivals moderate. Country markets strong.
France Weather favorable for croDS and
where planted Is looking well. Native offers
Germany All advices confirm Winter
crops good, and Spring sowing favorable on
a largely increased acreage. Food and fod
der prices are very high, except where con
trolled by the Government.
Russia Winter crops and Spring sowings
are officially reported as favorable. Our
agent reports Spring acreage about 13 to 20
per cent short. Some authorities report
large port stocks, but out advices do not
Roumanla, Bulgaria and Greece Weather
and crops about normal.
Austria Food difficulties are very acuta
and bread riots continue, with famine over
a large area.
Hungary Weather favorable for the crona.
but the acreage will be small. Damage
continues to result from Invasion.
India Harvesting is progressing without
interruption. Interior arrivals are large, but
export offers small and dear.
Italy Weather and crops favorable.
Spain Light rain has fallen, but general
moisture is urgently needed.
Terminal receipts in cars as reported by
the Merchants Exchange were:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
P'rtland, Mon, 17 s S S
Year ago s 34 24 4 14
Season to date 1T760 1SS8 1SKI 1902 1924
Year ago 152o9 2303 2576 1561 2534
Tacoma. Sat.. 7 6 .... 3. 4
Year ago IX 4 7
Season to date 8765 1541 B85 3008
Year ago 8571 728 .... 4:'9 2294
Seattle. Frld'y 7 . . . . 4 3 11
Year ago 4 I 16 3 5
Season to date 7478 10SI 2H4 1120 6273
Year ago 6421 1(MS 1927 1194 4732
HOPS ABE SELLING AT LOWER PRICES.
Trading in Spots and Futures on Basis
of lOVi Cent.
A fair amount of business la passing In
th hop market at the current range of
prices. H. L. Hart yesterday bought th
Lackey crop of 100 bales at Hillshoro at
10 cents, and th Mitchell lot of 7-0 bales
at Gaston at th same price. He also se
cured several lots, aggregating a small car
load, from dealers and growers at and
10 H cents.
Th new crop Is also on a slightly lower
basis. George L. Rose, of Independence, has
sold 40.000 pounds to Lewis and the same
quantity to Durbln at 104 cents. Shafer
& Hartley, of Independence, sold 40.0UO
pounds to Brown at 10 H cents. Two 20,-OOO-pound
contracts were made at Alrli
at lO cents.
In its comment on the general market,
the Chicago Brewers' Bulletin says:
"For the time buyers and Rollers alike
manifest but little Interest In the hop trade.
That condition is apparent not only so far
aa trade with brewers is concerned, but also
in the primary districts on the Pacific
Coast and at interior New York state points.
The growers are occupied with the care of
their yards and at tha relatively low prices
now offering for 3015 crop contract, they
appear but little disposed to tie up their
coming crops. Crop reports from nearly all
districts are very favorable, the roots hav
ing wintered well, and the impression lb
that under favorable weather conditions the
crop on the Coast will exceed that of last
Reporting oa crop conditions In New York
State, the Watervllle Hop Reporter says:
"Grubbing Is under way In the yards and
the roots are found to have wintered well.
Although the ground is somewhat dry on
the surface, yet the growers are congratu
lating themselves on the excellent weather
of the past week, which has permitted work
in the yards to be pushed very rapidly.
"We can learn of no sales of 1914s. It
would seem that the prices for last year's
crop had reached their lowest level, yet with
the entire absence of demand It is pointed
out that the market may go even lower bo
fore ther is any resumption of business."
Imports of hops into Grat Britain, leas
exports, for the month of September t
March last, both inclusive, were 83,155 cwt,
as against 20O.50B cwt. for the correspond
ing mouths one year ago, and 215.350 cwt.
two years ago.
VISIBLE SUPPLY BECOMING SMALLER
Another Big Decrease In Weekly Report
Th weekly wheat statistics of the Mer
chants' Exchange show the following changes
in the American visible supply:
May 3, 1915 20,43!,H0 3.714.0O0
May 4, 1014 43.37S.OOO 3..H20.OO0
May 5, 1H13 47,157.0'H S.tiKfl.OoO
May 6. 1012 41.722.000 2,021,000
May 8, 1011 '.'o.OOT.OoO 1.H3S.0O0
May V, li10 24.2S4.0OO l.lMo.OOO
May 10, 1K 211,627. 000 3.002.000
May 11, llX'S 2S.04l,tKW 2.272.00
May 13. 1007 60.327.OO0 1.83.000
May 14, lfkXJ 85.03ti.00O 3.4U5.000
Shipments Of wheat, flour Included, from
North and South America and India com
pare as fallows:
Last wk. Prev. wk. Tr. a go.
TJ. S. and Can. 8.S01.000 lo.8o,ooo 2,l4.ooo
Argentina. 4.&20.0OO 5.1S3.00O 458.000
India 0. 000 104.000 72,000
Total shipments for th season to date:
TTnlted States and) Canada 802,r;i7,ooo
Argentina . . fil.622.0O0
Total shipments last season up to this
United States and Canada 216.772.000
Australia. 56, 102. 0'K)
Coarse era in shipments from North Amer
ica last week were 807,000 bushels of corn
and 4.033,000 bushels of oats.
Th visible supply statement shows a corn
decrease of 1.762,000 bushels and an oats
decrease of 1.730,000 bushels.
E(g Market I Pinner.
Ther was no change In th dairy produce
markets at the opening of the week. Eggs
were firm at 18 V, cents oa the street, and
It was reported som of th large buyers had
sent 10-cent cards into th country. Poultry
and dressed meat arrivals were small and
Saturday's prices were repeated. ralry
produce lines were unchanged. .
THE STRAWBERRY SCrPLY IS LARGE
California Vegetable Will Be Scarce This
There were plenty of California straw
berries on the market yesterday, but most
of -the arrivals showed the effect of rain.
Prices were unchanged on Florins at $1.50
for Jessies and2 for Dollars. Los Angeles
berries are a thing of the past for this sea
son. -But few Oregon strawberries are show
ing up, owing to the unfavorable weather of
the past 'few days. v
Vegetable receipts wer liberal, but the
supply ot California truck is likely to be
scare during the remainder of th week,
owing to the lack of steamers. Kail arrivals
were a car of lettuce, a car of cabbage, and
a mixed car of small vegetables.
Local vegetables were in moderate supply.
Asparagus especially was scare and higher,
the best selling at fl.AO a dozen. Oregon
cucumbers offered at 1.25 to S1.50 a dozen.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were aa follows:
Portland t2.462,321 270,036
Seattle 2.370,153 170,278
Tacoma 31K.0.M 57.4S7
Spokane 7Mt,U13 "1,253
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Merchants Exchange, forenoon session:
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem 1 1.31 j 1.33
Fortyfold 1.27 1.30
Club 1.26'i 1.28
Red fife t ." 1.23 1.27
Red Russian 1.17 1.2114
No. 1 white feed ........
No. 1. foed
June fort yf old
June red fife
June red Russian .......
June barley .............
2 4.75 26.00
24 50 25.50
24 50 25.25
June shorts 25.0O 26.01
FLOUR Patents. S0.S0 a barrel; straights,
$6.25; whole wheat, $7; graham, Jil.80.
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran. S20 per
ton: shorts, S2S ; rolled barley. $30031.
CORN Whole, $35 per ton; cracked, $36
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $1413;
Valley timothy. 12li'12.50; grain hay, $10
12; alfalfa. $12.5033.50.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels,
$263.25 per box; lemons, $3. 50 w 4.75 per
box; bananas, 4oc per pound; grapefruit.
$4-5; pineapples. 7e per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, Oregon, $1.25
fltl.ou per dozen; artichokes. 75c dozen;
tomatoes. $5 per crate; cabbag. 24fe3V0
per pound; celery, $3.504 per crate; cauli
flower, 75clfi $1.25 per dozen; head lettuce,
$2.25 per rrate: spinach. c per pound; rhu
barb. 1 ffr 2c ner nound : aBTisrarui. 1.00 ft
1.50 per dozen; eggplant, 25 per pound;
peas, si so per pound; Deans, 1012 ijo
GREEN FRUITS Strawberries. J1.59P2
per crate; apples, $l$pl.7u per box; cranber
ries. $1112 per barrel; gooseberries, 7 8c
per pound; cherries, $2.25 per box.
POTATOES Old. $L758i2.00 per sack;
new, 6c&7o per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, 75c per
sack, country points: California, Jobbing
price, yellow, $1.75: white, $2.23 per crate.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots, $1.30 per
sack; beets. $1.50 per sack; parsnips, $1.23
per sack; turnips, $11.S0 per sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
- Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, cas count.
18Hc per dozen.
POULTRY Hens, 14c; broilers, 25S0c;
fryers, 1 Rig 20c; turkeys, dressed, 22 J 24c;
live. 18g.20c; ducks. 104?13c: geese, 84j-9c.
BTJTTEK Creamery, prints, extras. 25c
per pound In case lots; c more in leas
than case lots; cubes, 2122c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets, jobbers' buying
price, 14o per pound f. o. b. dock, Port
land: Young Americas, 15c per pound.
VEAL, Fancy 10 11c per pound.
PORK Block. 101014o per pound.
Local jobbing; quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one - pound
tells. $2.30 per dozen; half-pound flats,
$1.60; one-pound flats, $2.50; Alaska pink,
one-pound tails. $1.05.
HONEY Choice. $3.25 per cas.
NUTS Walnuts, 1524c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, 14 24c; almonds, 23
24c; peanuts, 6c; cocoanuts, $1 per
dozen; pecans, 19 20c; chestnuts, 10c.
BEANS Small white, ci large whit.
6i c ; Lima, 6c; bayou, 6c.
COFFEE Roasted, In drums. SlHSSSo.
SUGAR Fruit and berry $6.80; beet. $6.80;
extra C. $6.30; powdered, in barrels, $7.05;
cubes, barrels. $7.20.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; halt
ground, 100s, $10.73 per ton; 60s, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, $34 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 6!46c; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, 5654o.
tRIEI FRUITS Apples, 8o per pound;
apricots, 1815c; peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital
ians, 8(tytc; raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c; un
bleached Sultans, 7c; seeded, 9c; dates,
Persian, 10c per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 114 crop, lis; contracts, llo per
HIDES Salted hides. 14c: salted kip, 14c:
salted calf, 18c; green hides, 18c: green
kip, 14c; green calf, 18c; dry hldea, 24o;
dry calf, 26c.
WOOL Eastern Oregon, medium, 25 26c;
Eastern Oregon, fine, 1618c; Valley, 23
MOHAIR New clip, S233o per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 4j4tio
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts, 15c; dry
short-wooled pelts, 12c; dry shearlings, each.
10c; salted shearlings, each, 15fcp25c: dry
goat, long hair, each. 13c; dry goat, shear
lings, each, 1020c; salted long wool pelts.
May. $16 2 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17tt18c; skinned, 17
lSc; picnic. 12c; cottage roll, 13ttc;
BACON Fancy, 27 28c: standard, 23
24c; choice, 1722c; strips, 17ttc.
DRY SALT Short, clear backs. 1315S4c;
exports, 1517c; plates, ll",el3c.
LARD Tierce basis; Kettle rendered,
12Hc; standard, 12c; compound, 8 He.
BARREL GOODS Mess beef, 23c; plate
beef, $24.50; brisket pork, $28.50; pickled
pigs' feet, $12.60; tripe, $'J.50' 11,60;
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, 10c: special drums or bar
rels. 13 c: cases, 17 H 4 20 He.
GASOLINE Bulk, 12c; cases, 19c: engln
distillate, drums. lr; cases, 7c; naphtha,
drums, 11c; cases, 18c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 75e; raw,
cases, 60c; boiled barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE In tanks, 80c: in cases.
67c; 10-case lots, lc less.
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKETS
Prices Current In the Bay City oa Fruits,
SAN FRANCISCO. May 8. Butter Fresh
extras, 23c; prime firsts, 22Vsc; fresh
Eggs Fresh extras, 22c: fresh firsts, 20c;
selected pullets, lHc; seconds, 18c
Cheese New, &&llc; Young Amer
icas. 12 ic.
Vegetables Hothouse cucumbers, 50 65c;
asparagus, $1,504)2.50; string beans, 6ar7c;
wax, Ot Oc; Summer squash, 6o(75c; peas,
Onions California, 75c $1; Oregon, 80
Fruit Lemons, $l.50ft3; grape fruit, $1.21
1.75: oranges. $1.6558' 2-50; bananas, Ha
waiian, $1.50&2.25; pineapples, Hawaiian
4c&6 cents: applet, pippins. 50c$l.i5: Ore
gon reds. $1.502; other varieties, 40 75e-
Potatoes Oregon, $1.50 gi 1.85; Idaho, $1.64
01.90; new. 2f214c: Lompocs, $2(8-2.25:
Receipts Flour 2877 quarters, barley 16.
566 centala. potatoes S24S sacks, hay 1396
NEW YORK, May 3. Copper steady.
Electrolytic, 19c; casting, 18. 50iB 18.75c.
Iron steady. No. 1 Northern, $14.50
1S.OO: No. 2. $14.25 14.75; No. 1 Southern,
$14.00 14.50; No. 2, $13.75 m 14.25.
The New York Metal Exchange Quotes tin
quiet: offered at 42c. The Metal'Exchange
quotes spelter at 13.25 14.25c, and lead,
Naval Stores. '
SAVANNAH, May 8. Turpentine firm.
45 c; sales, 3 54: receipts, 327; shipxuen,
241: stocks. 80,24T.
Rosin, quiet; no sales; receipts, 1001; ship,
ments, 804; stocks, 75.705. Quote: AB $3.80,
CD $3.40. E $3.45. F $3.B5, O $3.65. HI $3.75.
K $3.853.95. M S4.20SI4.45. N $3.15. WG
5.6a5.70, WW. 5.S0.
HOG PRICES GUI
Last Week's Best Quotation
CHOICE LOAD BRINGS $8.10
Cattle Market Is Also Strong-, With
Pulp-Fed Steers Selling - Up to
$7. 9 ft Sheep Are in Smaller
Supply Than Usual.
The supply of livestock at the yards yes
terday was not up to the usual over-Sunday
run. and with an active demand and good
quality in most of the offering., there was
a generally strong market. Cattle and hog
quotations were revised upward, sheip alone
bom 15 full loaas oi steers were ai.poscu
of at prices ranging from $7.25 to $7.90.
Pulp-fed stork brought $7.85 and 7.1H as
againat a former price of $7.7-. The bulk of
the steer saiea were at ST.oo ana $1.33. cowa
sold at $5.50 to $6.50, mostly at the later
price. Heifers brought $6.50 and $6.75 and
calves $8. The bulls on sale were generally
of low grade.
one load of cliolce nogs, averaging
pounds was taken at $8.10. This price, was
u cents over th cioba of last week ana
l nickel better than the top price realized
ast week. The bulk of sales of light
weight hogs was at $8.05.
Mutton material moved within a wiae
nge of nrlces. The too paid for Spring
lambs was $3-50. a, quarter under last week's
beat prices. Yearling wethrs sold up to
$7.25 and the best ewes offered went at
Receipts were 798 rattle. 4 calves. 1620
holts and 798 sheep. Shippers were:
with cattle William Moreland Meridian,
Z cars; Moreland and Holt. Meridian, 2 cars;
W. H. Harris. Nampa. 8 cars: B. Cram.
Gateway, 3 cars; It. L. Friday, Gateway. S
cars; Hanson Livestock Co.. Logan, Utah.
2 cars; F. W. Burke. Webster, Utah, 2 cars;
J. Aitert, Buriey. 2 cars; 11. T. West Kirn
berley, 2 cars; J. Ramus. Echo. 2 carai
oimweu & front, names, l car.
With hugs C. T. Bolton. Dlggs. 1 car; J.
Davidson, l car; W. B. Kurtz, 1 car: D. A.
Solver, Wallowa, 2 cars; F. B. Barger,
Mikalo, 2 cars; F. M. Coons, Bialock, 1 car;
O. H. Waltman, 1 car; D. H. HUdebrand.
ronion. 1 car; R. J. Cosmer, Heppner, 1 car;
J. Hill. Payette, 1 car; W. H. Steen. Blu
Mountain. 1 car: II. E. Weant, Dale. 1 car.
With sheep 15. D. Wolf. Goodnough, 1
car; Joseph Boyer, The Dalles, 1 car; bmyta
Bros., Arlington, 1 car.
With mixed loads O. E. Gorsllne, Joseph,
1 car hogs and sheep; T. B. Johnson, Union
Junction, 1 car cattie and hogs; J. Watkins,
Parmar. 3 cars cattle and calves.
tne aay a sales were as follows:
1 heifer . 830 $0.5O 4 ewes ...
2 steers .. 975 d.OOt 2 ewes ...
. 1 1 uo
4.0122a lambs .
6.0OI 35 c lambs .
6.251 67 s lambs .
8.65 224 y'rln'gs .
. . .1060
3 1 hogs
0O hogs .
28 hogs .
1 hog . ,
1 hog . .
Ill hogs .
12 hogs .
1 steer ,
1 steer ,
2 stags ,
. . 814
. . 140
. . 215
. . HO
. . 280
. . 2"(
. . 132
. . HS3
1 1 hogs
0 steers . . I'll I
5 steers . .1048
O steers ..1018
91 hogs ...
26 hogs ...
24 hogs ...
16 hogs . . .
6 hogs . ..
40 hogs . . .
1 cow . . . . 13O0
i 24 steers . .12MO
i steers .
7.45j 3 hogs
7.0VI 1 hog
7.50 84 hogs
7.50 Oil hogs
T.OO 1 hog
6.60 4 hogs
6.00 12 hogs
8.00 6 hogs
6.75 74 hoas
xi steers ..1004 7.55 7 hog
27 steers ..1183 7.tto hoes
11 steers ..1343 7.W 93 hogs
2 steers ..1200 7.5 8 hoKs
f0 wethers 102 6.C0) 87 hogs
121 wethers 102 6.60 1 hog
00 ewes . . 102 O.o0( 2 hogs
e-t ewes ... mz o.oo
t - the local stockyards on
the various classes
7. 0047. 23
Medium steers 6.75-7.00
Choice cows 0.25-8 6.65
Medium ccwa .................... C.0O95.75
Bulls .......... 4.00 5. 75
Stags .............. 5. 00 9.50
Heavy 6.00 08.00
Sheared wether 8.507.00
8heared ewes 4.003.75
Sheared lambs $.2&7.7S
Full wools $1 higher.
Omaha Livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA, May 3. Hogs Receipts,
6400. lower. Heavy. $7.157.20: light, $7.20
fn T "I. Mis. M 1 T 1-.. kullr .. , ..I..
Cattle Receipts, 5000, slow. Native steers,
$7.00fr 8.50; cows and heifers, $5.75d 7.75 :
Western steers. $6.50 8.00; Texas steers,
$6,ooa7.80; cows and heifers, $5.504j7.25;
- Sheerj Receipts, 8600, steady. Yearlings,
$8.00a.H.30; wethers, $8.0O8.75; lambs,
Chicago I JreKtork Market.
CHICAGO. May 8. Hogs Receipts. 50,
000, slow, 10 to 3 5c under Haturday'a aver
age. Bulk, $7,404(7.65; light. $7.307.85;
mixed, $7.257.60; heavy. $7,003 7.55; rough,
$7.000 7.15: pigs. $5.25(ft .0.
Cattle Receipts, 20.OO0, weak. Native
beef steers, $6. 13 3; 8.60; Western steers,
$5.60'37.3o: cows and heifer. $2.004 8.40;
calves. $C.00tf 8.60.
Sheep Receipts, 12,000, wesk. Sheep
87.404i-8.30; lambs. $8.0010.00.
CROP WILL BE EARLY
HARVEST AT ADVANCED
Fine Prospect Lead to Selling; In Chi-
rag Pit ana Market la Not
Able to Rally.
Chicago, May 3. Prospect of a bountiful
and early harvest turned out to ba too much
of a handicap today for supporters of wheat.
In consequence the market, notwithstanding
a display of power to rally, closed heavy at
cent to 1 cents net decline. Corn fin
ished 1 to m4i144 cents down, oats off
Ts to 1 H cents and provisions unchanged to
7 hi cents lower.
Fairly general rains that fell over districts
east of the Mississippi, where drouth had
been threatened, brought about a rush of
elling In the wheat pit at the start.
Growth conditions for wheat west of the
Mississippi wer said to be ao ne.rly per
fect that the Crop would likely b the earli
est harvested In several years.
Com-sagged snore constantly than wheat.
Excellent field conditions and larg receipts
were chiefly responsible. Shipping demand,
although said to have Improved somewhat!
wss on the whole undeniably slow.
Oats weakened under hedging against
new-crop purchase to arrive. Rains East
gave an additional advantage to the bears.
Large receipts of hogs acted a a weight
on provisions. Continued liberal export
clearances, though, wer helpful in averting
any serious decline.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Onen. Hleh. Low rtn.A
May $1.62V5 $1.63H $1.81 K $l.2 '
July 1.3al 1.37 '4 1.35 1.33 ?4
May .77t .771 .7 tuta
July 80Vs .80i .7ls .7W.
.. .SS .B
July IS. IS 1S.22 18. li 18.20
Sept. 18.80 18. S 18.80 18.42
July 10.87 10.37 10.SS
Sept, 10.42 10.S2 10.(0
July 10.HS 10.45 10. z
Sept, 10.90 10.95 10.80
Cash price were:
Wheat ' 9. rA 1 1 S3 rt3l 1 A t 12
hard. $1.63 1.4.
vora .-o. $ yeuow, Tstgisc; nov 4 !-
npHE Oldest Bank in the Pacific
iMonnwest cordially invites your
account Subject toCheckor in itsSav
ings Department, with the assurance
of courteous treatment.
Corner Washington and Third
low, 77477Hc: No. 4 white, 77',i -77C.
Rye No. 2 $t.l l.:0',s.
Barley 76 81c
Timothy $5 1& 7.
Clover I8.W6 13-
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 3. Wheat May.
$1.57; July, (1.52H: No. 1 hard, $1.0.1 Vii No.
1 North-rn, $ 1.5!3 1.63 : No. 2 Northern,
1.54Vi f 1.60. Barley, 67f4c; flax. $1.03b
Grain at San iTaarlaro.
SAN FRANCISCO. Mav 3. Spot quota-
Hons Walla Walla, $2.20 2.25; red Kua-
lan, $2.20iirS.22u.; Turkey red. 2.2o-n ...u;
iluestem. ? 2. 25C 2.30: feed barley. $1.27
fa 1.3U: whito oats. $1.77 & 1 o : bran.
$26.tHj!'2..M; middlings. $32.00 33. 00 ;
shorts, $27,00428 00.
Call Hoard Barley. May, $1.23 H bid,
$1.26 asked; December, $1.31.
Paget Sound Grain Market.
SEATTLK. May 3. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.32; Fortyfold. $1.2: Club. $1.25: Fife.
$1.25: Red Russian. $1.20. Barley $24 per
ton. Yesterday's cr receipts Wheat , oats
2, barley 2. hay 18. flour 8.
TACOMA. May 8. Wheat Bluestem, $1.31
01.32; Fortyfold. $1.29; Club. $1.28; Red
Fife, $1.28. Car receipt Wheat 7, barley 6,
oat 3. hay 11.
REACTION III STOCKS
NEW ASPECTS IX FOREIGN MTIA
TIOX CAISE SELLING.
Liquidation for Eareprss Account 1
Heavy War Npecialtira Are
NEW YORK, May 8. A succession of
substantial declines, with some slight re
covery toward the close, accompanied tho
course of today's trading In th stock mar
ket. Dealings once more were over the mil
lion shares mark, but a half dozen issues,
chiefly United Hiatea teel, contributed more
than CO per cent nt th whole.
Tha foreign situation. In its possible bear
ing on the attitude of th American Gov
ernment, was an outstanding feature, how
ever. Selling wa based on the belief that
Washington Intends to make formal repre
sentations to Germsny regarding alleged
aggressions agaln.t American vew.els.
Sales for London and Continental account
In this market, mainly of United Htates
Hteel, Canadian Pacific and Amalgamated
Copper, were the most extensive of any
single session since last Iecember, being
estimated at not less than 75.0OO shares.
War specialties were naturally the prin
cipal sufferers, becsuse of their recent phe
nomenal advances, but the entire liat. with
a few unimportant exceptions, manifested a
yielding tendency. Kteel, which early In the
day repeated Its recent high figure of 60.
fell back 3 joints, and other speculative
favorites. Including standard railways, lost
2 to 4 points. Bethlehem Steel, Westing
house Electric. New York Airbrake, 1're.aed
Steel Car and the petroleums and motors
lost 4 to 1i points.
Coppers fell in common with other active
Issues, their decline being attributed to ru
mors of private shading of recent high
price for th metal.
Moderate optimism was reflected in gen
eral advices from the West, although this
was neutralised by some further advene
railways returns by the grain carriers for
Maruh. The 8t. Paul system reported a net
loss of :72,000.
Total. sales of stock amounted to 1,040,000
Bonds were heavy, with an abatement of
investment Inquiry. Total sales, par valur.
aggregated $3,650,000. United States bonds
were unchanged on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Alaska Gold.... 7.10O
Amal Copper... 60,200
Am Beet Sugar. 8.000
American ran.. 51. 10
Am Sm A Refg. 4.000
do pfd 6oO
Am Sug Refg.. ;oo
Am Tel & Tel.. l.buv
4 2 U
3 6 V.
1 00 v
Bait & Ohio.. . .
Br Rap Transit.
Ches & Ohio. . . .
Chi Gr W
Chi Mil A fit P.
Chi ,N W
Colo F & Iron..
Colo 4V South. . .
O R G 200
do pfd 2,400
Gen Electric... l.Soo
Gr Nor pfd 2.200
Gr Nor Or ctfs.
Guggenheim Ex. 62
Illinois Central. 200
Inter-Met pfd... 8,20
Inspiration Cop. 10,4
Inter Harvest--... 1.1O0
K C Southern... 4 700
Louis A Nash..
Miami Copper. .
M K Sk T
N Y Central. . . .
N Y. N H A II .
Nor or West . . . .
Pac Tel A Tel,
Pennsylvania . .
Kay Cons Cop. .
Rep Ir 4. Steel.
Rock Il Co....
StLASF 2d pfd.
Southern Ry . . . .
do Pfd ......
3 3 V.
i "s ?:i 7,
1 5 1 '
, . . . . 200
U K Sterl.
Utah Copper.... 31, moo
waoasn pro.... jijo
Western Union. 1.500
Westing Flee... 94.HO0
Montana Power. 2.000
Total sales for the day, 1,040,000 shares.
V S Ref 2s, reg. 9 s N 4s. coup.HO
r,d?-coupon 9 lN' YOG .-.Vis. b f
V 8 8s. reg loHixor pac am.....
do coupon. .. .103 (i do 4s f)2i
U 8 N 4s. reg..l00V4;Unlon Pac 4s... ou
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. May 3. Mercantile paper,
3f-344 per rent.
Sterling exchange steadv; 00-day Mils.
$4.7050; for cables. $4.7900; for demand.
Bar silver. SO.
Mexican dollars, 38 Ho.
Government bonds steady; railroad bond
Tim loan steady; 60 days, 244 Pr cent;
90 days, 2 443 per cent; six months, 89
3 per cent.
Call money firm. High, 2 per cent; low.
1 per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent. Lait
loan. 2 per cent; closing bid, 1 per cent;
offered at 2 per cent.
BAN FRANCISCO. May 3. Mexican dol
lara nominal: drafts, slghf. 2c; do. tele
graph. 5c. Sterling. 00 days. $4.76; de
mand. $4.79; cables. $4.7.
LONDON. May 3. Ear silver, 23 ll-1d
per ounce. Money, 1 i 0 1 per cent. Dis
count rates Short bills. 2 per cent; thre
months, 2 ), jj-2 ir,-iu per cent
Mocks Uncertain at London.
LONDON. May 3. American securities
were uncertain and prices were below parity.
A moderate business was none in I nlted
States Steel and Union Pacific. The closing
Chicago Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO. May 3. Butter steady. Cream
Eksi lower. Receipts. 41.037 cases; at
mark, cases Included, I71lm,c: ordinary
firsts. lG17c; firsts, 1 7 Vi ifc IS ' c.
London Wool Sales.
LONDON. May 8. The offerings al the
wool auction sales today amounted to 12,2V0
bales. Including a quantity of meillum In
ferior merinos, which met wrth a slow sal
at 7 to lO per cent decline, and wero fre
quently withdrawn, flood nips wero steudy
and purehuae of acoured for leussia In
creased. Crosshredj. were Irreg'ilar. uVnr.lt
buying by the home tra'lc.
NEW YORK. May 3. There was aom
scattered local selling at the opening of the
coffee future market here today, and flrxt
prices were unchanged to one point lownr.
but offerings were by no means uggrenl
and prices later rallied on coverlngx by July
shorts, reports of steadiness In IlrnzU and
predictions that the world's visible supply
statement would probably nhow it Iomm of
over oimi.ooo bags for the month of April.
The close was m:t 2 points lower to 7 lomta
htfcher. Sale,, lO.ouil I'agB. Mav. li 22i-.;
June, .32c: Jul. 7.4iic. Aukum. 7.x;;
September, 7.5IX:; October, 7.54c; Novem
ber, 7.57c; December, 7. Our; Janunrv, 7.i.",c;
February. 7.72c; March, 7 7K-; April, 7 hue
Spot quiet; Rio No. 7. 7'J.c; Santos No. 4.
Coat and freight offers were um-hanged,
Rio exchange on London, 11-10d higher.
Hops, Etc., at New York.
NEW YORK. May 3. Hops quiet: Stat
common to choii-e; 1014, 1iiijfl5c; Pnctlio
Coast 1914. lO013c: JUKI. Dtp I or.
Hides quiet. Bogota, 31c; Ceutral Ameri
Wool steady. Domestic fleece, XX, Ohi'
32 6 33c.
New ork rugar Market.
NEW YORK. Mav Haw uar ta,
Centrifugal, 4.77c; tnolass, 4c
Keftli-1 steail; tu( lual. .v"e; cruflheil,
Oc: mould -A." 1.43c; ciihrr r,.25-;X.XX;
powdered. fl.l."c; pi tiered, 0 l'lc; fine granu
lated, il. oil,-; lilamond "A." ti.OOc; coulee
tloncrs "A." 3.U"r; No. J. 5.75c.
Orted Fruit at New lork.
NEW YORK. Mny 3. Kvuporaud spplea
quiet; fancy, e S ft 'Jc ; ihotce, 7-44j.c; pome,
Prunes steady. Callfornias. 4',itfl0,jc;
Peat-lies Inactive. Chl-e. 43i5c; choice,
0154c: fancy. 6QBc.
Hops at f-oniton.
LIVERPOOL. Mav 3 Hop, at London,
(Pacific Coast), 13 5'i4 J5s.
- Cotton Markrt.
NEW YORK. Msv S. t'oi 1 on spot qult.
Middling-uplands. 1.2U-. Sales. 24. loo bale.
Dulutli I.liiM-ed Market.
IH'M'TH, Mav v. Unseed. rsh. $1.97 ' I
May, $1.07 V, : July. $2.01.
Bout Kiiiitty, Drowning Intlicutctl.
NOUTIl YAKIMA. Wash.. May 3.
(Special.) IetterM, locunu-ntM and a
number of articles of clothing recov
ered by Sheriff Muniliy laft nifcht from
a rowboat which whh neiMi to plungo
empty ovr the Hunnyside lam Friday,
prove to have been the properly of 1L
t-pltler, of Tiffin, a younir man who
has packed fruit irr this valley for sev
eral Kt-aaonB. The letters Indicate that
ripttler was in I'ortlMnd on April 19.
No trace Iihw been found of Spitler,
TRAVELERS' C. C T I) E,
. (Without t'hnnae Kn Route t
KleKBnt I j- Appointed.
Sail from Ats.worlh Dock
A. M., MAV 7.
I0O Golden Mile on
All nates Include
llerlh and Mrala,
Table and Service
" " " .., ,. v . .'riinnt, . .-.
Co., Third nnd Waalilnstoa Stn.
(vlth O.-W, It. A S. Co.) Tel. Mar
shall 4MMI, A U121.
' k. ,.- , . . . 1 .
Couipagnia Oeneral Transutlantiqo.
Sailings from NEW YORK to BORDEAUX
ROCHAMBEAU . . . May 15, 3 P. M.
NIAGARA May 22, 3 P.M.
CHICAGO May 29, 3 P. M.
ESPAGNE June 5, 3 P. M.
FOIt INFORMATION APPLY
C. V. Stinger, so 6th st.t A. !. Charlton,
tSS Mirrlwtu at.; E. M. Taj lor, C. M. bt.
P. Rr. lrary B. Smith, 110 3d st.i A. C.
feueldoa. lO sd t.t II. OiikMin, 84 Wash
ington at. i North liank Road, Ath and htark
sis.; F. . Mrl nrland. 8d and U.nhlugum
t..l K. H. Huffy. Iii4 d St.. Portland.
JiiX Honolulu and South Sea
KMiS 1,1m ( I Say.) 0.lr.t TI-.
"VENTURA" "SONOMA" "SIERRA
10.U0O-Um .smirilt Bte.mera (Kted Llojrf 100 All
$110 Honolulu $jdney, $337-50
For Honolulu Mav 11, Jun -2J, Jul
6-:. Aug. J-17-J1. t-ept. 14-28.
For iiydnay stay 11. Jun a, July 4, Aug,
. Aug. Ml
OXF4MO TKAMSHIF CO.
73 Market bt nan timstlH,
IX9 ANGELES AND BAN DIKCiU
S. S. ROANOKE
Sails Wed.. May 5. at P. M.
NORTH PACIFIC aTfcAMSHIP CO.
Tlrket Offlc Freight 4ffio,
1SKA Sd bt. Foot Mirturup Ht.
Main 1314, A 1814 I Main fiui. A MM
COOS BAY LINE
salla From Atnnworth Dork. I'ortlana.
every Thursday nt at A. M. Freight and
1'K'k.et Office, Alnamorih Dot-It. l'hour
Main SHOO, A HXU. I lly llrkrt Ufflvr.
th St. I'honm Marshall .-OW, A
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MOMTTVIOEO BUEMO AYNU.
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Frqant alitor from New York by naw and fact
c i i&nt ion paHDrtr ataamara.
BtftK. lA&lll,Wa.itcU.t MrMra,X. T.
YYaaMngton tSta,. or
any other Iocm.1 asrt
'tM HON(M.l Lt and KCVA
ffcisatinU i',aaensr bicmra
"JJIAOARA." 2 0.OU0 tons U ia placemen t
"MAKl HA, 13,000 (oli displacement
111dk every 28 days from Vncouvr, B. C
AppW Canadian iillio KalJwar to., 55 34
bt.. Portland, Or., or to tiie Canadian. Aa
iraluttiao Boval Mali Line. 4i toejiuwur t
an&wuer. U. Cl
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