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TTTE arOItXING . OTfEGOXTAy. VEDXESDAY. MY 5, 1915.
Ii2 GRAFT SOON DUE
lowan and American Are Ex
pected in Port Tomorrow. ."
BOSTON SERVICE OFFERED
M Shippers Meet With W. II. Randall,
: Who AYould Arrange for Emery
Company Vessels to Resume
. " Slightly behind schedule, owlnsr to
' bad weathr ' she experienced off the
; California coast last week, the steamer
lowan, of the American-Hawaiian
, licet, made her-way out of the Golden
j Gate yesterday, bound for Portland to
: discharge New York shipments and
' take on freight for the return. She
' should arrive tomorrow, when the
i liner American, which sailed from San
JIMearo Sunday, also is looked for.
The American is on her first trip to
! this port and Is bringing: about 2500
1 tons of cargo. She also carries about
6000 tons for Puget Sound, where she
will complete discharging and will
load lumber for the return voyage. The
-steamer Minnesotan. due May 16, is
Isbout filled outward and only engage
f'ments for small shipments were being
' made yesterday. The Santa Cecilia, of
the Grace line, will be along before
the American and she is assured of a
. Shippers Meet W. H. Bandall.
FhiDDers met yesterday with W. II,
Randall, of Boston, president of the
Emery Steamship company. wnicn
placed the freighters Atlantic and Pa
cific in service last year between Bos
ton and Facific Coast harbors. Mr.
Itandall made the Western trip to view
the California expositions and at the
Eame time interest commercial, firms in
n proposed re-establlshment of the
service, which was interrupted because
of the war, and the steamer I'acitic was
eold to ply on the Atlantic side.
rians the company entertained be
fore of increasing the fleet have been
revived and Mr. Kandall says there
will be six ships in all, two of which
are expected, to be vessels of 9500 tons,
now under construction at the plant of
the Union Iron Works, San Francisco,
for Hind. Rolph & Co. liach will carry
about 4,300,000 feet of lumber.
Four Emery Vessels May Be I'acd.
It is believed that arrangements will
be mado to have them operate in con
junction with four vessels which the
Kmery interests will provide, one of
which will be the steamer Pacific, now
on the East Coast.
Three additional carriers are to be
constructed at Atlantic yards. They
will be of double-deck type, suitable
for lumber cargoes, but not special lum
ber carriers, such as the Atlantic and
Pacific. Mr. Kandall said last night
that he thought the service would be
resumed' at least early in the Winter.
Mr. Randall will leave this morning
for Pujret Sound and British Columbia,
and will make his way East over the
Canadian Rockies. He says there is no
intention of having the steamers in
clude British Columbia ports in their
Liner Emerges From Storm With
Little Damage and Makes Repairs.
On regular schedule the liner North
ern Pacific leaves San Francisco at
10:30 o'clock today for Flavel and she
only missed one trip as a result of her
i-ombat with a storm on her last voy
age south. Captain Ahman -reported to
the Portland office of the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railroad a few
hours after reaching San Francisco
that repairs had been made to the
steering gear and that the ship was
ready to resume, so her damage was
not material. The Greats Northern is
to be ready for service July 1.
Kdward A." Travers, superintendent
of the . North Bank dock, which ia op
erated by the company here, is being
spoken of as superintending stevedore
for the new line at Flavel and San
Francisco, though an appointment has
not been announced. Mr. Travers has
enjoyed wide experience in that kind of
t , work, particularly on North Bank dock,
; ' where numerous Oriental and Euro-
j pean cargoes have been handled, be-
tides grain ships and coasters.
1 DESPATCH COMES FOR CARGO
I ! v-
I . Lumber Order for Alaska Railroad
May Be Placed on River.
Reaching Seattle from Southeastern
: Alaska, after having gone through the
J i stormiest - passage recorded this sea
I ! son, the steamer Despatch discharged
J cargo and reloaded part of her out
i ' ward freight, sailing from there at
midnight Monday for Astoria, where
she takes on cannery supplies for the
; ; North. The vessel plies in the fleet of
t ..ibe Border Line Transportation Com
;3pany, which operates the Al-ki and
J ! Bids are to be opened tomorrow for
J ! supplying 2,000.000 feet of lumber for
t ! Government railroad construction in
' ; Alaska and tlrere is hope that the bust
' j ness will be awarded to one of the
j Columbia or Willamette River mills. In
J j that event it may serve as a basis for
5 ; retnaugurating steamship service with
! j the North, as the material probably
: will move in parcels, so there will be
; space on the steamer for other cargo.
a I Material Obtained at Monterey for
5 ' Portland-Oregon City Road.
; j Railroad steel to be used along the
; i line of the Portland & Oregon . City
, Kailroad was loaded aboard the steam.
; er Northland Sunday at Monterey,
; ; where it had been in use for a short
I. time on the Monterey 21111 road, which
1! has ceased operation. The Northland
I took S50 tons of the shipment op deck
j j and proceeded to San Francisco to fill
; ' the hold with general cargo. She
( sailed for Portland Monday.
! j The Dodge interests, which have the
j j vessel, also will dispatch the steamer
5 ! Claremont from San Francisco with a
! ; full load tomorrow and others of the
" '-regular and chartered fleet are to fol
vT3ow. Since the steamer St. Helens was
Tdij'patched to New Tork with lumber
the company is using smaller vessels
; , in her stead and will continue to do
; j without her for a time, as she has been
! ! taken for another voyage through the
COLV3IBIA RUN IS RESUMED
Steamer Douglas to Go to Douglas
WENATCHEK. Wash., May 4. (Spe
cial.) Navigation on the Columbia
River between Wenatchee and Pateros
will be resumed today. This will be
the first navigation on the Columbia
between these points since the C. &. O.
Steamboat Company tied up their
boats at the time of the completion of
the railroad one year ago. The steamer
T'ousrlas will make the run daily from
.Wenatchee to Chelan and every other
!ay the trip will be made to Patwos.
The steamer Douglas is owned ' by
the East Side Transportation Company,
of whom Captain 1. B. Gray and J. A.
Proctor are the principal stockholders.
The owners of the boat expect to ban
die both freight and passengers and
will stop anywhere along the route.
STEAMSHIP MAX IX FIELD
E. J. M. Xash Goes to France as Cap
tain in British Army.
From guiding liners through vari
ous routes in the world's commerce to
directing the fire of a company In the
British army is reported . to be a
change made by E. J. M. Xash, special
agent for America and Canada of the
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company,
who is well known to Portlanders.
Mews has reached here; that Mr. Nash-
accepted a captain's commission in the
service and is now on duty in North
He was the first official of the com
pany to reach Portland when plans
were forming to include this portin
the Royal Mail service from London by
way of the Far Bast, and this city was
made the Western terminus, the vessels
being turned back from here by way
of Puget Sound and British Columbi
Many officers of the fleet, who were
aboard vessels calling here, were mem
bers of the Royal Naval Reserve and
have been drawn into active service.
WHEAT MOVES AIXJXG SNAKE
Vessel Reeominlssioned to Gather
Parcels of Cereal.
To move between 60,000 and 70,000
bushels of wheat from the Snake River
country, the steamer Lewlston. of the
O.-W. H. & N. fleet, has been ordered
into service by "Captain" Budd, super
intendent of the water lines of that
company. It is said that considerable
wheat has made its appearance from
where growers had it cached, awaiting
higher prices, the recent status of the
market having drawn small lots irom
cover. ' -
The steamer Harvest Queen goes out
on the Portland-Astoria route this
evening, replacing the Hassaloi which
is to be overhauled. Whether the
steamer Lewlston can be brought here
from the Snake River, providing she
carries no freight, is being investi
gated by "Captain" Budd, who thinks
that railroad-owned steamers snouia
not be excluded from the big ditch so
long as they are not competing with
the rail line in handling shipments.
Tt Li reported from Ban Francisco that
the Union Oil Company Intends letting a
contract shortlv for the construction of a
tanker to replace the Panta Rita, which
was sold to ply In the trans-Atlantic trade.
The new- vessel Is to have a capacity of
Harbormaster Speler has drawn signal
flairs from vessels In the harbor -with which
to decorate the Municipal Boatlandlng. at
the foot of Stark street, for tomorrow's
Carrying: a fair cargo, the steamer Sue H.
Elmore pot away for Tillamook last night.
The cusollne schooner Patsy was in port
yesterday and the Tillamook is due today.
both being expected to sail on tas return
CaDtaln Mason, of the steamer Beaver,
Increased the pull for members of his crew
"turned to" for boat-drill yesterday, for in
stead of rowing from Alnsworth Dock to
the O.-W. K. & N., bridge. they headed
through the harbor almost to the . Morrison-
street bridge. , . ' j
Arriving in the . river from San Fran
cisco yesterday afternoon the Mexican
steamer Gen y Pesqueira proceeeded here
to load grain ror Australia unaer cnarxer
to M. H. Houser. She is to be lined at the
Eastern A Western mill before shifting
across to Irving dock for cargo.
Work on the hull of the Port of Port
and tua Oneonta having been ended, she
la to . be floated from the public drydock
CarrvlnK passengers and - having a full
load of lumber the steamer Tamalpais got
away from Rainier for California ports last
evening. The steamor Yosemite, which
came here from San Francisco with gen
eral cargo, finished discharging and pro
ceeded to Puget Sound for lumber. The
vessel had turned back to San Francisco
Saturday, because of a broken steam pipe
and the northwest gale on, and proceeded
To ascertain If a light placed on the
Grand Trunk bridge, at Celllo. conforms to
Federal regulations, and at the same time
be on hand when the locks and canal ttiere
formally opens today. Robert Warrack.
Inspector of the Seventeenth Lighthouse
District, departed. ' yesterday for that . lo
cality. Captain C. Curtis ' entered the tank
Steamer Oleum at the Custom House yes
terday after one of the roughtest voyages
that vessel has encountered. She reached
the river Monday . evening from Port Har
ford, which port she left Thursday morn
ihK. and besides shipping heavy seas the
forward Jackstaff and two ventilators were
' Captain E. H. Works was yesterday signed
as master of the steamer Harvest ' Queen,
Captain C. C. Turner having- been her
former master. Captain James Goode is
skipper of the ferry St. Johns, relieving
Captain Herman Fries.
After having safely towed ' the power
schooner Archer to San Diego, the steamer
Yucatan left there Monday for Portland via
California ports. The vessel- will be loaded
at San Francisco and Portland for Aus
tralia. She picked up the Archer off Paint
Arguello Sunday, the schooner being water
logged and her crew about exhausted after
working for three days and nights to keep
the vessel afloat. .
On her maiden voyage the new Mccor
mick steamer Wapama arrived last night
from San Francisco In command of Captain
Edward Jahnsen, commodore of that line.
She loads lumber for the return and sails
Lieutenant-Colonel McKInstry. Corps of
Engineers. U. S. A., was officially advised
yesterday of his transfer to New York,
where he is to report July 31. .
MARIXE INTELLIGENCE. : ,
DUB TO ARRIVE.
Name. " From
Beaver. Los Angeles. ......
Roanoke San Diego. .......
Breakwater Coos Bay
Northern Pacific. San Francisco
Geo. W. Elder. .. .Eureka
Rose City Los Angeles
Yucatan. .... . ...San Diego. . . . .
Bear Los Angeles
DUE TO DEPART.
. In port
. In port
.May - 7
Name. For Date.
Harvard S. F. to L.-A. May
Roanoke .San Diego. ....... ..May s
BrealT water. . . . .- .Coos Bay ....May
Northern Paclfio. San Francisco. .... .May T
Yale .S. F. to L. A May 7
Santa Barbara.. .San Francisco. ... ..May . T
Beaver ...Loa Angeles. ........ May 7
Northland ....... Los Angeles. ...... .May - S
Willamette San Diego. ....... .May . t
Geo. W. Elder. .. .Eureka. .... .. .May 9
Klamath -San Diego -...May . 10
Rose City. ... ... .Loa Angeles. ......May 12
Yucatan San Diego May 12
Multnomah San Diego. ........ .May 15
Bear...., Los Angelea May 17
Tamalpais. . ...San Francisco. .... .May . 17
San Kamon. ..... San Francisco. .....May 18
Yosemite. ....... San Diego .May lo
DUE TO ARRIVE.
American. . . .
lowan . .
Minnesotan . .
Santa Crus. . . .
. New York. ... .
. .New York.
..New York. ....
. . New York
. . New York.
. . -New York. . . . .'.
Date ' '
.May ' 1
.June . 5
DUE TO DEPART.
American. ..... .New York. ......
lowan New York. ... . .
Santa Cecelia. . . . New York. ......
Minnesotan. ..... New York. ......
Pennsylvanian. y. New York. ... ...
Ohian New York. ... ..
Santa Cruz. ... . . -New York.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. May 4. Arrived steamers
Yosemite. and Wapama. from San Francisco;
Oleum, from Port San Luis; Mexican steam
er General Y. Pesquelra, from . San - Fran
cisco. Sailed steamers Tamalpais, for San
Francisco; Yosemite. for Puget Sound. -
Astoria. May 4. Sailed at 6 A. M. steamer
Daisy Putnam, for San Francisco. Arrived
at 11:3", A. M. and left up a 3:15 P. M. Mexican-
steamer General V. Peaqueira. from
San Francisco. Arrived at 1 and left up at
2:30 P. M. steamer .Wapama, from San
San Franclaco. May 4 Sailed at midnight
steamer Northland, for Portland. .Arrived
at 5:o0 A. M. steamer Bear, from Portland.
Arrived at 9 A. M. steamer A. F. Lucas,
from Seattle, towing barge No. 03, from
Portland. Sailed at 10 A. M. steamer lowan.
for Portland. Arrived at noon steamer Rose
City, from San Pedro, for Portland. Sailed
at 3 P. M. steamer Shoshone, for Portland.
May 8 Sailed at P P. M. steamer Willamette
for Portland. Arrived at 11 p. M. ateamer
Thomas L. Wand, from Columbia River.
San Pedro. May S Arrived steamer Yuca
tan, towing steamer Archer, from San Diego,
and sailed without Archer, for Portland, via
Eureka, May 4 Arrived at 2 P. M. steam
er George W. Eider, from Portland, via Cooa
Seattle. May 4 Sailed at midnight steam
er Despatch, for Astoria May 3 Spoken at
& P. M. ship St. Nicholas in tow of the tug
Oregon, from Portland. , for Nushagak,
abreast of Tigalda Island.
Tacoma, May 3 Arrived ateamer Multno
mah, from Portland, via, Kverutt.
Astoria. May 3 Arrived at 6:30 and left
up at 8 P. M. steamer Yosemite, from San
Francisco. Arrived at 7 P. M. and left
up at midnight steamer Oleum, from Port
San - Luis.
Balboa, May 4. Arrived Steamers
Damra, -from San Francisco, for New York;
Oregoulan, from Tacoma, for New York (and
both proceeded ; Pangan, Seattle for Copen
hagen. Cristobal, May 4. Arrived Steamers
Pennsylvanian, from New York, for Saa
FrancUco; John A. Hooper, from Phila
delphia and Matanzaa. for Port-Angeles, and
San Francisco, May 4. Arrived Steamers
Nann Smith, from Coos Bay; Bear, from
Portland: Captain A. F. Lucas harre BX
El Segundo, from Seattle; Elizabeth, from
Bandon; Shua-Yak. from Port Gamble;
Henry T. Scott, with barge Acapulco, from
Kanalmo; Hazel Dollar (British). from
Manila; Honolulan, from Tacoma; Edgar II.
Vance, from the sea, in' tow of tugs Navi
gator and Dauntless; Manoa, from-Sidney,
Sailed Steamers Shoshone, for- Astoria;
lowan, for Portland.
Vladivostok, May 2. Arrived, Robert Dot.
lar. from Tacoma.
New York, May 4 Arrived, steamer
Meteor, from Tacoma.
Seattle, May 4. Arrived Steamera
Admiral Evans, from Southwestern Alaska;
Governor, from San Diego; Pvraiso, from
Southeastern Alaska; Bee. from San Fran
cisco. Sailed Steamers Humboldt and
Northland, for Southeastern Alaska: Akl
Maru (Japanese), for Hongkong; Queen
lor tan i.iego; Hawaiian, ror New York
United States lighthouse tender Alaska. .
Xews From Oregon Ports. "
ASTORIA. Or., May 4. (Special.) The
Mexican steamer Gen. Y. Pesqueir arrived
toaay rrorn San Francisco and.- will load
grain at Portland for Australia. She gets
rate of 70 shlllinrs.
The steam schooner wapama. the latest
luauiim 10 tne McuormicK tieet, arrived.
rrom fcan Francisco with freight and pi
sengers for Astoria and Portland.
' The rasoltne schooner Ahwaneda arrived
from Newport with freight for Astoria and
The gasoline schooner Mlrene arrived
during the night from Coast points with
The American-Hawaiian line steamer
American win be due on Thursday . from
new lorn, via san i.uego.
The steam' schooner Yosemite arrived rlur.
lng the night from Fan Francisco witb
ireignt ana passengers ror Portland.
COOS BAY. Or., May 4. (Special.) Tha
steamer speedwell, with lumber from North
Bend, sailed today for San Francisco at 3
P. M. The vessel had all her passenger ac
hailing from Marahfleld last night at 11
o'clock the steamship Geo. w. Elder
crowed the bar for Eureka at 2 A. M.
The steamer Adellno Smith sailed with
lumber for the San Francisco market.
James Polhemus, engineer." placed in
charge of the Cooa Bay district and coqutlle
luver. master of the coos Bay dredge Col
onel - P. s. Mlchle. arrived here todav from
Portland and will Inspect the Bandon Jetty
worn Tomorrow. Mr. polhemus Is consld
ered a Coos Bay boy and has many friends
here who will be pleaaed at whatever sue-
cess lie makes here.
. The dredge Seattle was delivered at Ban
don today by -the tug Gleanor to the tug
n.unyam wnicn towed tier safely Into that
FLORENCE, Or., Mav 4. (Special.) The
gas schooner Tillamook sailed for Portland
Marconi Wireless Reports.
(AH positions reported at 8 P. M. May 4
unless otherwise Indicated.)
Adeline Smith. Coos Bav for Ran Fran.
Cisco, OS miles south of Ooos Bay.
opeeoweii. t:oos Bay ror san Francisco,
230 miles north of San Francisco-
Porter. Everett for San Pedro, 230 miles
norm or can r rancisco.
Northland. San Francisco for Portland
195 miles north of San Francisco.
Asuncion, Richmond for Powell River, 290
mues norm ot san Franeisao.
Tug Defiance, with barge 91. Richmond
for Aberdeen. 346 miles north of Richmond.
Drake. Richmond for Vancouver, 295
miles north of Richmond.
Willamette. San Francisco for Portland,
40 miles north of Cape Mendocino.
' Santa Cruz. San Pedro for San Francisco,
60 miles south of San Francisco.
Santa Cecilia. San Francisco for Portland,
28 miles north of San Francisco.
Kilburn, Eureka for San Francisco. 144
miles north. of San Francisco. ,
Coronado, San Pedro for San Francisco,
three miles north of Point Sur.
Enterprise, Hilo for San Francisco. 302
Celllo, Astoria for San Francisco, 20 miles
north of point Arena.
San Jose, Balboa for San Francisco, 770
miles south of Ran Francisco.
- Minnesotan. New York for. San Francisco,
449 miles south of San Pedro.
Hattie - Lurkenbach, San Francisco for
New York, 7S3 miles south of San Pedro.
May 3. 8 P. M.
Minnesotan, 70o miles south of San Pedro.
May-3. 8 P. M.
San Jose. Balboa for San Francisco. 901
mile south of San Francisco, May 3. 8 P. M.
Carlos. Pan Pedro, for San Francisco, 15
miles weatof San Pedro.
Moffett. Balboa for San Francisco," 6S0
miles south of San Francisco..
Uorwood. San Francisco for Grays Harbor,
TO miles south of the Columbia River.
Hyades, Honolulu for Seattle, off Nash
Queen. Seattle for San Francisco, two
miles north of Umatilla Lightship.
- Tides at Astoria Wednesday.
8.03 -A. M 8.0 ft.l
6.59 P. M 7.0 ft.0.18 P. M 0.0 ft.
Columbia River Bar Report.
NORTH HEAD, May 4. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M. Sea smooth, wind northwest,
DA1XTC MKTKOROLOG1CAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. May 1. Maximum temper
ature, '76.2 degrees; minimum. 4S.9 degrees.
River reading. 8 A.M., 6.7 feet; change In
last 24 hours 0.5 foot fall. Total rainfall
(5- P.M. to 5 P.M.). none; total rainfall
since September 1, 1914, 2 Inches: normal
rainfall since September 1, 40.19 inches;
deficiency of rainfall since September 1,
1914. 14.19 inches. Total sunshine. 14 hours
29 minutes; possible sunshine. 14 hours 29
minutes. Barometer (reduced to sea level).
5 P. M.. S9.85 Inches.
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S 9 I"
0.00 lO.NW Pt. rloudv
0.O0,10E Pt. cloudy
O.00, 6 NW Pt. cloudy
.14 4;NW Cloudy
Des Moines . . .
. .j. . . IClear
6 NW Cloudy
O.02 14 W
Kansas Citv . .
Loa Angelea ..
Marshfleld .. . .
Med ford .
6 E Cloudy
4 NW Clear
Minneapolis . ..
New Orleans .
New York . . . .
North Head . .
0.01' 8 NWlCloudy
-..UK 12'E ICloudy
O.OO1 (1 NE
r l. ciouay
0.12 10 NW
60'O.OO io w Pt. cloudy
6" O.OO 12 NE 'Cloudv
SRO.44 1SW tcioudy
72 0.00! 4 N IClear
6S O.001 S NE ICloudy
70 0.00 12 N jCloudy
K2O.0O: O'N Clear
7 2 0.00' 4'SE 'Clear
78 O.OS 14 NW Pt. cloudy
61 O.OOj. .. . . Pt. cloudy
walla Walla .
A - trough-shaped low-pressure area ex
tends from New Mexico northwestward to
Oregon and thence north to British Colum
bia. Another depression la central over the
Middle Atlantic statea and the barometer is
relatively high over Montana. Showers
have occurred In California, Nevada, Colo
rado, the Gulf States and In portions of the
Ohio Valley, Middle Atlantic and South At
lantic States. It is much cooler in the Lower
Mississippi and- Ohio Valleys, South At
lantic and East Gulf States. - -
The condltiona are favorable for showers
Wednesday in Southern and Eastern Ore
gon -and Southern Idaho and 'for fntr
weather in Northern . Oregon. Washington
and -Northern Idaho. It will be cooler In the
Interior of . Western Oregon and Western
Portland ' and vicinity Probably fair,
cooler, winds mostly westerly.
Oregon Probably fair northwest, showers
south and east portions, cooler west portion;
winds mostly westerly.
Washington Probably fair, cooler Interior
west portion, winds mostly westerly.
Idaho Sbowers and warmer south,' prob
ably fair north portion.
EDWARD A. BEALS, District Forecaster.
PRICES ABE SHADED
Grain Sales Only Made by
SUPPLY EXCEEDS DEMAND
Surplus Over All "Wheat Kequire
: men ts to End of Season Estl
t imated at 2, 000,000 Bushels,
mated at 2,000,000 Bushels.
There were a few gram salea at the Mer
chants Exchange yesterday, but on tha
whole the market continues very dull, and
there Is no prospect of early improvement.
Wheat and oats are weak and sales are
only effected by scaling down prices. The
exchange transactions were aa follows:
5000 bushels June club .....
50O0 bushels June Russian...
200 tons June oats
200 tons June oats
- Aa- compared with the previoua day's
prices there waa but little change In the
market. The June wheat deals were put
through at Monday's quotations and other
wheat bids were not materially changed.
Oata are selling half a dollar cheaper than
But for tha little buying for California
and Eastern shipment and to provide for
local milling requirements, wheat trading
would . be at an entire standstill, as new
export business is barred by the lack of
transportation. California is taking - small
quantities of bluestem, fortyfold and red
Russian. Some business for Eastern ac
count Is being done almost e-ery day. Ball-
mates of the quantity sold to go East range
from 300,000 to 500.000 bushela. This Eastern
and California trade la keeping the market
at a moderately high level, but as tha sup
ply exceeds the demand, the undertone of
the wheat market Is weak.
Figures calculated on the outward fnove
ment to date, quantities needed for home
use and for later shipments ot wheat at
ready sold, show an available surplus over
and above all requirements in the North
west of about 2.000,000 bushels. Some deal
era believe a greater surplus will be dls
closed, but even this quantity offering In
exceaa of the demand is enough to give the
market a bearish tendency.
There Is no snap to the flour trade, either
in an export or domestic way. "The mill feed
market holds firm, as there Is California
demand and northern stocka are not large.
The European visible supply of wheat
estimated at 99.O4S.00O bushels, a decrease
of 612,000 bushels. This compares with a
visible last year at this date of 73,800,000
bushels, a decrease of 3,100,000 bushels.
Terminal receipts, aa reported by the Mer
chants' Exchange, were:-
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Portland.Tues. 6 3 . . . . 6 3
Year ago 11 10 3 1 9
Sea'n to date. 15.760 1871 1803 1907 1927
year ago 15.270 2513 2579 1562 2513
Tacoma, Mon. 11 1 .... 5 A
Year ago. ... 15 7.... 1
Sea'n to date. 8.776 543 590 3017
Y ear ago.... S.obS 145 .... 4110 23O0
Seattle. Sun.. . 6 2 8 2 18
Year ago. ... 15 4 3 11 17
Sea'n to date. T.4S4 1053 2122 1122 B291
Year ago.... 6.436 !Oo2 12 1205 474U
BETTER. GENERAL TRADE IN WOOL
More Activity In Western aa Well as
A more general business has been trans
acted In the Boston wool market in tha
past week, but In the aggregate It has been
of small proportions and perhaps did not
go much beyond 1,000,000 pounds, says
Fibre and Fabric The most active section
has been again in foreign wools and here It
s thought that the sales have been few
and tar between, with the majority of the
sales in 64a and In Cape wools.
There haa - been a - little more buying in
the West. Reports are coming through that
a number of dealers have purchased some
Utah wool that Will cost about 60c landed
'in Boston. While there has been consider
able hesitancy on the part of the dealers
concerned In these sales, nevertheless it is
felt that If the future will warrant, there
is no doubt that more of such sales will be
made at about the same price. Of course,
it must be understood that the present pur
chases are really a speculation. Some Cali
fornia and Texas wools have been consigned
to Eastern houses, but the total Is not be
lieved to have been very large. There has
been no easing off on the part of the grow
ers in Ohio and other sections of the
fleece country and. while a few dealers
may have bought a little of the new clip.
the feeling Is that the deadlock will likely
continue tor some time to come, since the
future of fleeces at the present asking
prices in the country Is not Indicative of
a profitable buying price for the dealers
and especially so when the present selling
price tor old fleeces Is considered.
While the waiting attitude Is holdln
sway, there are many dealers who are turn-
ng over in their minds what the manufac
turers are going to do about crossbred
wools, since it ia now so welt known that
the amount used for army purposes has
been so great that there ia hardly any of
them left In practically any wool market
here or abroad. Some are asking how the
manufacturers are going to replace one
quarter blooda and below or three-eighths
bloods, that have been ao useful in the
manufacture of army cloths and low-grade
And the answer is. on the part of some
dealers, that tbey must use medium do
mestic wools, which in the end means
higher prices for mose of the domestic
PRICES WILL BE HIGH
Firm Market Predicted In Spite of Big
Although California haa the largest
Lemon crop it has ever- grown, the Indica
tions are that prices will be fairly high thla
Summer. The market Is not likely to touch
the extreme point reached In some recent
years, but It Is certain that lemons will not
be cheap. The market has been stiffening
for the past two or three weeks.
The future course of the market will ba
governed to a great extent by the foreign
situation. Sicily lemons are not coming for
ward freely, and If Italy enters the war and
takes off the fast transatlantic fruit
steamers. It will mean an Inadequate sup
ply of Imported lemons on the Eastern mar.
kets. The lncreaeLdemand Is counted on
to keep California lemon prices at a high
The orange market also haa a firmer
undertone. - Large sizes are to be had at
reasonable prices, but medium and small
navels are scarce and higher, and seedlings
frequently have to be substituted. Many of
the California navel growing sections will
clean up by the close of next week, but
there will be good keeping navels up to tha
end of June.
SUPPLY OP STRAWBERRIES IS SMALL
Best Fruit Sells Well at linn Prices.
Strawberry receipts were light yesterday
and the market was firm for good fruit.
The best Florin Dollars sold at $2 and
Jesslss at X1.S5. More Southern Oregon
berries made their appearance than any day
this season, and they sold fairly well at S3
to 2.50. .
There Is a limited but steady demand for
fancy - apples and storage stock Is being
cleaned up at firm prices.
Vegatable receipts were limited and but
little is expected from the south during
the remainder ot the xeeR:. Asparagus was
temporarily firmer and other local vege
tables were steady.
Nineteea-Cent Eg Market.
-. There were sales of eggs on the street
yesterday at lS'i cents, but tha market is
practically on a 10-cent basis, and this may
be the general price today.
There were liberal recelpta of poultry
with prleea about steady. Dressed meats
were weak, especially veal.
No changes were reported In the dairy
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland 1. 709.799 .119.571
2.KJ3.273 384. OS0
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc.
Merchants Exchange, forenoon session:
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem ..... 1.31 $ 1.32
Fortyfold 1.27 1.29
Club i.a 1.27 V4
Red fife 1.23 1.27
Red Russian 1.19 1.30
No. 1 white feed 33.0O 33.60
No. 1 feed 24.25 2S.00
Bran 24.75 25.50
Shorts , 25.00 - 27.00
June bluestem .......... 1.32 1.S3
June fortyfold 1.28 1 29
June club 1.26Si 1.27H
June red fife 1.23 1.26
June Red Russian 1.20 1.21
June oats 33.25 31.00
June barley 24.50 2." 00
June bran 25.50 28.0O
June shorts 25.50 27. OO
FLOUR Patents, 8.80 a barrel; straights.
16.25; whole wheat, 7; graham. ItJ.80.
MILLKEED Spot prices: Bran, 125.50
26 per ton; shorts, 127.50 & 28; rolled barley.
CORN Whole, 35 per ton; cracked. I3
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $14015;
Valley timothy, l2(g 12.50; grain hay. X109
12; alfalfa,. 1 2.50(a) 13.50.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Local jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels,
$2 3.2S per box; lemons, 13.50 4. 7S per
box; bananas, 4tf5c per pound; grapefruit,
pineapples. 7c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, Orecon. (1.23
01.50 per dozen; artichokes. 75c dozen;
tomatoes. $5 per crate; cabbage, 2144r314c
per pound; celery, I3.504 per crate; cauli
flower, 70c$1.25 per dozeu; head lettuce,
J2.25 per "crate; spinach, 5c per pound; rhu
barb, leflic per pound; asparagus. Oc.
(1.25; eggplant, 25c pec pound: pas. 7xSc
per pound; Leans. Kuill'.t per pound
GREEN FRUITS St ra w brrrios. 1. 25 (5 2. SO
i.c; lipifB, iw i.io per oox; cranDcr
rles. $116 12 per barrel; cherries. 2.25 per
POTATOES Old. 1.75 & 2.00 per sack:
new, 6 8j7c per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling pr!ce. 75e per
sack, country points; California. Jobbing
price, yellow, tl.73; white. $2.25 per crate.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots, 11.50 per
sack; beets. $1.50 per sack; parsnips, 11.25
per sack; turnips. 1101.50 prr sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch, case eount.
18rl9r; candled. 19V4r20c per dozen.
POULTRY Hens. 13Vs&14i-: broilers 28
fryers. 18i2oc; turkeys, dressed.
--p-c: live. 133. 2Uc; ducks, 10'al3c;
BUTTER Creamery, orlnts. extras. 2."e
per pound In case lots; Lc more in less
than case lota; cubea, 2122c.
tHEf.SE Oregon triplets, lobbers- huvin
price, 14c per pound f. o. b. dock. Port
land; Young Americas, 15c per pound.
.oij rancy. lua io'jc per pound.
PORK Block, 10110140 per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one . Bound
talis, S2.30 per dozen; half-pound flats.
1.50; one-pound flats. S2.50: Alaska r Ink-
one-pound tails, S1.U5.
honey Choice, 13.23 per case.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 & 24c ner nound: Rra.
ril nuts, 15c; filberts. 14024c; almonds. 23
w-c; peanuts, one; cocoanuts, 11 per
dozen; pecans. 19&20c: chestnuts. lOe.
BEANS Small white. 6Wc: l,r whit.
61ic: Lima. 6Hc; bayou, 64c
luri' tt ttoastea, in drums. 31H93SV-C.
SUGAR Fruit and berry Itl.so: beet. 16.60:
extra C, 16.80; powdered. In barrels. 17.05;
cubes, barrels. 17.20.
SALT Granulated. 115.50 Der ton? halt
ground, 100s, 110.73 por ton; ,0a, 111.50 per
ton; dairy, 114 per ton.
Klifc. southern head, SO: broken
4c per pound; Japan style, b54c.
UKICU r KL l I a ADD ei. 80 r,r nound-
apricots, 13 15c: peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital
ians. 8fj9c; raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c; un.
bleached Sultans. 74cf seeded, 9c; dates.
Persian, 10c per pound; fard. 11.65 per box;
currants. 84 & 12c .
Hops. Wool, nidea. Etc.
HOPS 1914 croo. B (A 6 1 ft u.
10f?i:toiic per pound. " '
hiues salted hides. 14e: salted vtn ia.
salted calf. 18c; green hides, 13c; green
kip. 14c. green calf, 18c; dry bides. 24c:
dry calf. 26a
WOOL Eastern Oregon, medium. !5'iv.-
Eastern Oregon, fine, 1618c; Valley. 28 O
MOHAIR New clip, S2H33c per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new. 44i4e
FELTS Dry long-wooled nelta ISc- ilr.
short-wooled pelts, 12c: dry shearlings, esch.
10c; salted shearlings, each, 15&25C; dry
goat, long hair, each, 13c; dry goat, shear-
unss, eacn, jonfiuc; sailed long wool nelta
May. 1 & 2 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17t4 018t4c: skinned. 17
ft 18c: picnic. 12c; cottage roll. 13ic:
BACON Fancy, 2728c; standard, iaa
24c; choice. 17 H 22c: strips, 174c.
DRY SALT Short, clear backs. 1315e:
exports. 15017c; plates, ll4gl&c.
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle randerad.
12Hc; standard, 12c; compound. 8c.
BARBEL uuuus Mess beef. 23c: date
beef, 124.50; brisket pork, 128.50; pickled
pigs' feet. 112.50; tripe. 19.5011.60;
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons. 10c: special druma or bar
rels, 13'4c: esses. 17UO20Hc
GASOLINE Bulk. 12c: esses. 19c: ena-tna
distillate, drums. 7Hc; cases. 7!ic; naphtha,
drums, lie; cases, 18c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, bsrrels. 75e: raw.
eases. bOc; boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, casea,
TURPENTINE In tanka. 60c: in easea
67c; 10-case lots, lc less.
SAVANAH. Ga.. May 4. Turpentine, firm:
4514c; sales. 356; receipts, 1044; shipments
6S; stocks 21,0.':i. '
Rosin, firm. Salea 508 barrels: receipts.
373S; shipments, 641; stocks. 78.862. Quote
A, B. 13.25; C, D. 3.30; E, 13.35; F, G, 13.50;
H. $3.65; I. $3. 6T, 'nv3.70: K, $3,751? 8.90; M.
14.20; -N, 15.15: WU. 15.60; WW. 10.70.
Dnluth Linseed Market.
DULUTH. May 4. Cash linseed. tl.tlM:
May. fl.Htj: July. $2.01 Vj.
WEEK-END SPECIAL TO
Astoria, Seaside and Gearhart
SATURDAY, MAY 8 AND ALL SEASON
2 P. M.
Special Returns Sunday Evening
For Astoria Celebration of Celilo Canal
Opening, Friday, May 7, round trips will
be sold to Astoria from all stations, do
Portland to Rainier, inclusive, for.
Return Limit May 10
10th and Hoy t
Summer Tourist Fares East May 15. Go via Spokane or
to California via Great Northern Pacific Steamships
fTi San Francisco
Sale dates. May
$f Q.50 To Los Angeles
Sale dates May 13 to 18
and from May 20 to 23
Return limit 30 days. '
New Fast Train
"The Exposition Special"
Beginning Sunday, May 16.
One Night to San Francisco
- No Extra Fare
Call at City Ticket Office, 80 Sixth Street,
Comer Oak, Union Depot or East Morrison
Street for full information, tickets, reser
vations and literature on the Exposition.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
TOWN'S BOOKS CHECKED
CITV AUDITOR BARBl'R INSPECTS
ST. JOIIXS' AtCOl.NTS,
Validity of Annezatloa Law Upheld by
City Attorney, Who fcays Issue
Italard Ia Baseless).
A complete cneck of the financial
standing; of St. Johns was completed
by City Auditor Barbur and will be
submitted to the City Council of Port
land thin morning. City Attorney
La'Koche also will tell the Council that
questions raised by some residents of
St- Johns to the effect that the annex
ation law is invalid are without foun
dation. -The legal questions raised hinged
upon the right ot the State Legislature
tu enact a law that provided for the
annexation of new territory to Port
land by a vote of a majority of those
voting upon the question. City Attor
ney LaKoche says the law is valid and
that if it was complied with in St. -Johns
and is complied with in the election in
June in Portland, there can be no legal
question as to the validity of the an
The financial report compiled by City-
Auditor Barbur shows that ft. Johns
has a total bonded debt of $362,520.62
of which $76,000 is in general bonds and
$286,520.62 in improvement bonds is
sued" for street and sewer improve
merits. The report says that no provi
sion has been made for the retirement
of the general bonds and that the sink
lnsr fund for the improvement bonds
has been diverted by the payment of
interest on the bonds.
TWO WOOL SALES LIKELY
Association Secretary Plans to Hare
Buyers at Baker Twice.
BAKER, Or.. Mar 4. (Special.) That
there may be two woof salea In Baker tbla
year Instead of one aa In former years la
the statement mide Djr jonn U. Hoke, sev
retary of the Orecon Wools rowers' Asso
ciation. Mr. Hoke u-Id that he had had
numerous requests from growers In the John
Day Valley to postpone the data of the
Baker sale from May l!s, but that In Jus
tlce to Baker growers he did not feel war
ranted In doing; this. "About the only way
out or it win oe to navo a sucona sate,
Mr. Hoke believe that there will be little
movement In wool until the latter part of
this month. At the salea. he said, growers
win have a chance to take the price of
fered them, or leave it.
New Iestroycr Is Launched.
QUINCY. Mass., May 4. The Tucker,
the newest and one of the largest
torpedo-boat destroyers built for tha
United States Navy, was launched at
the yards of the Fore River Bhlpbuild
Irxr Corporation toda.y.
5th and Stark
6 to 11 inclusive.
limit 15 days.
JWIthout Chance Ki Itoute)
Sails From Alnsworth Dork
A. M., MAV 7.
J OO (ioMrn Ml lea ea
All ltatri Include
Berth and Meals.
Table and Bert lee
'I he Unm Frssrlnpo A Portland !. H.
Co., Third and WamhlnKton .
4 with .- W. K. X. Co. Tel. Mar
shall 4.-.O0, A Ull.
Campasal (Irnerals TranatlantlqiMl
Saflings from NEW YORK to BORDEAUX
ROCHAMBEAU ... May 13. 3 P. M.
NIAGARA May 22. 3 I. M.
CHICAGO May 29. 3 P. M.
ESPAGNE June 5, 3 P. M.
FOIl INFORMATION APPLY
C W. Mlnger. SO 6th st.t A. 1. Charlton,
tSS Vlorrtxjoi st.t K. M- Taylor, C. M. St.
P. Mr. I llorwj B. (Smith, lis 3d St., A. U.
fcheldoa, 10O vd .(., H. lt,kon, 84S Wash
Ingloa at.. North Hank Kad. ulb and BlarH
Is. I F. b. Mrtarland. ltd and lahlaats)
s.j E. B. Duffy. 14 d at.. Portland.
Palaces of the Pacific
S. !. XORTHKHV PACIFIC
St. H. (iRKAT .NORTH KK.N
Ie Luxe Fast l.lae to
VORTHr'KN PACIFIC Halls)
May 7. 11, 1.1. 10, 23, 27, 31.
bteamcr train leaven North Bank sta
tion 9 A. M.. ari-iex I'Uvc.l U::i0; lunrii
aboard xhlp; SS. arrives San Francisco
3:30 P. M. next flav.
OKTH BANK TICKET OFFIfK.
Pboarat Mar. 020, A ' and Ktsrk
LOS A'GLK9 AND HAN D1EOO
S. S. ROANOKE
sails Wed., May 8. at P. M.
NORTH PACItTC STEAMSHIP CO.
1ZXA Sd Bt.
Foot Northrua Mt.
Mala iU, A Hit
Mala 1U. A 1SI
American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.
A-l Biesmnn.p "HOOU;LAS "
Tt.w (Jross Tons)
Carrying Ftrst-1 rstnensera Only ts
via tha Panama Caaal,
Sails from ban KrancWo oo tr about
C. I. K-tNNfcJJV. Asrrnt.
!? Mark Ptrret. Portland. Or.
TEAM EH SERVICE.
Steamer HAHSALO leans Asb
street Dock dally except Patur
day, t P. at., for Astoria and nay
points. Returning, lesves Astoria
daily except Bunilay, 7 A. M.
Tickets and reaervatlons at O.-W. H. , N.
City Ticket Oftloe. Third and Waslilnstos
streets, or at Asn-street Dock. pbeuee:
afarthsil 450U. A tin.
NEW ZEALAND AND feOLTH hKAa.
Reguiar. through sailing tor tiyooey via
Tahiti and Wellington (rum aa Francisco,
May 'J, Jun 'ja. July 1, ttud e.cry Jyi.
Kn1 for v m ph let
Val"n Meamhl .. of New Tea tan. I, l.trf.
Office ? Market tret. San i raoc.MtH
st local H. H. and K, R. a grata.
COOS BAY LINE
Sails l-'rarn Alnsworth IWirV, Pnrtlaaet.
every Thursday at 8 A. M. Freight and
Ticket Office, Alnnnertk Dsrk. Phnae
Mala 3MMI, A 2332. City Ticket Office,
NO Mtb. M. I'honea Marshall 4.HM. A Ml.TI.
PUKTI.AMI fc COOS BAY . jt. I.IM.
Steamer State of Washington
Lwvti Ta.vlor-st. dock dally except buoday.
11 f. M. for The Dalles and way landings,
carrying frelcht and passengers. Returning,
leaves The Dalles dally, 12 noon, except
Monday. Tel. Mela 013, rare t. berths Joo.