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THE MORXIN'G OREGOXIAX. SATURDAY, 8, 1915.
GRADE RULES IDE
New Classification of Apples Is
3 STANDARD QUALITIES
Regulations Adopted by Northwest
lult Shippers Council Are Put
Into llnal l'orm Other
For the first tlmo In Ilia history of the
fruit Industry of the Northwest, shippers
have como together on a set of standard
irradlne rules. The 1913 rules adopted by
the Northwest Fruit Shippers' Council at
Bpokane, April 28. have been put Into final
form hy the committee appointed for that
purpose and copies are being sent to ship
pers throughout the Northwest this week.
Principal variations from the rules ob
served during the past season are: In the
case of apples, the color requirements for
extra fancy Jonathans are 68 2-3 per cent
Ted. which Is a compromise between the
1 per cent required by some shippers and 60
per cent required by others. For Rome
Beauties, there la a bljt variation from last
year; the extra fancy grade Is the same, 50
per cent good, red color, but the fancy grade.
Instead of requiring 23 per cent'red, as here
tofore, does not now necessitate any speclflo
amount of red. but must shaw a red blush
for all sizes under 06. while 08 and larger
need not. The red color area for extra
fancy Delicious and Stayman Wlnesaps has
been raised from 50 per cent to 69 2-3 per
cent. Tho grsdlng rules follow:
m First Grade.
Grade No. 1. or extra fancy, are defined
as sound, smooth, mature, clean, hand
picked, well-formed" apples only, free from
all insect pests, diseases, blemishes, bruises
and other physical Injuries, acald, scab,
scale, dry or bitter rot, worms, worm
stings, worm holes, spray burn, limb rub,
visible water core, skin puncture, or skin
broken at stem.
The following varieties will ba admitted
to this grade, subject to the color require
Solid red varieties Aiken 'Red, Arkansas
Black, Baldwin. Black Ben Uavls. Gano.
King Pavld. Mcintosh Ked. Spltzenberg
(Esopus), Vanderpool and Wlnesap. Must
have not less than three-fourths good, red
Jonathan must have not less than two
thirds good, red color.
Black Twig and Missouri IMpptn must
hae not less than 00 per cent good, red
Striped or partial red varieties Delicious
and Stayman must have not less than two
thirds good, red color.
Ben Davis. Hubbardson Nonesuch, Jenlton,
Kalshn Epltsenherg. Nortrtern Spy,
Wealthy. Rome Beauty, Rainier, Snow, Wag
ner and York Iniperial must have not less
than r0 per cent good, red color.
Gravensteln, Jittery and King of Tompkins
Co. must have not less than ona-fourth good,
Red-cheeked or blush varieties Ilydes
King. Maiden Blush, Red Cheek Pippin and
Winter Banana must have a perceptible
Yellow or green varieties Grimes Golden,
Yellow Nowtowu, 'Whjte Winter Pearmain
and Cox Orange Pippin must have the char
acteristic color of the variety.
Ortley must be white, yellow or waxen.
Grade No. 2. fancy apples, are defined as
apples complying with the standard of first
grade apples, except that slight leaf rub,
scratches or russetlng shall be permitted
up to a total of one inch In diameter In
counts running 125 or less to the box. or
three-fourths of an Inch In diameter In
counts running from 1US to 163 to the box.
and one-half Inch In diameter In counts run
ning 175 or more to the box; and limb rubs
will be permitted shewing an aggregate area
In the various counts oC one-half of that al
lowed for leaf rubs, providing that no apple
shall show total blemishes aggregating
more than one Inch In diameter In counts
running 125 to Ue box or less; more than
three-fourths Inch In diameter In counts
running 138 to 163 to the box. and one-half
Inch in diameter In counts running 175 to
the box or more. No clearly misshapen or
bruised arple. or apples bearing evidence or
roush handling shall be permitted In this
The following varieties shall be admitted
to this grade, subject to the color require
Solid red varieties Alken K?d. Arkansas
Black, Baldwin. Black Ben Davis. Gano,
King David. Mcintosh Red, Spltsenberg
" (Esopus), Vanderpool and WInesap must
have not leas than 40 per cent good, red
Jonathan must have not less than one
thlid good, red color.
Black Twig and Missouri Pippin must have
nut lees than "o per cent good, red color.
Striped or partial red varieties Dellclom
snd Stayman must have not less than one-thii-d
good, red color.
Ben Davis, Hubbardson Nonesuch, Jenl
ton. Kalr,n. Spltxenbcrg, Northern Spy.
Rainier, Snow, Wanner. Wealthy and York
Imperial must have not less than 10 per
rent good, red color.
Gravensteln, Jeffery and King O Tomp
kins Co. must have not less than 10 per
, cent good, red color.
Rome Beauty; no specific color require
ment is defined. In this grade, other than
that each specimen must show a perceptible
Mush or overspread of reddish color char
acteristic of the variety; except that Rome
Beauty apples of U6 size and larger shall
be admitted without color.
Red-cheeked or blush varieties must have
correct physical quality with tinge of color.
Yellow or green varieties must be of the
Tli I rd Grade.
Grade No. 3 or C grade apples shall con
sist of mature apples, free from all Insect
pests, worms, worm holes, infectious dis
eases, skin punctures, bruises or broken
sklu but slightly misshapen apples, or those
having sun scald, not to exceed two healed
over stints, and the blemishes allowed for
second-grade apples shall be permitted, and
there shall be no requirement as to color.
Combination extra fancy and fancy grade
When first and second grade apples are
packed together, the packages must be
marked "combination extra fancy and
fancy." Combination grade may also in
clude all other apple varieties not provided
for 1n first and second grades.
When second and third-grade apples are
packed together, the packages must be
marked "third grade."
When first, second and third-grade apples
packed together; the packages must be
marked "orchard run," but orchard run
packages must not contain any apples that
would not meet the requirements of third
Summer and early Fall varieties Summer
varieties, such as Astrachan, Bailey's Sweet,
Bietlnghelmer. Duchess, Early Harvest, Red
June. Strawberry. Twenty-ounce Pippin, Yel
low Transparent and kindred varieties not
otherwise specified In these grading rules,
together with early Fall varieties, such as
Alexander. Blue Pearmain, Wolf River, Spo
kane Beauty, Fall Pippin, Waxen, Tolman
Sweet, Sweet Bough and other varieties not
provided for in these grading rules, as grown
in sections of early maturity, shall be packed
in accordance with the grading rules cov
ering fancy grade, as to defects, but regard
less of color rules.
All apples packed otherwise than accord
ing to the foregoing grading rules shall be
accompanied by printed description of the
content oa each package.
Rules ara also road tor. the aTaOln oX
peaches, prunes, pears, cherries and berries.
The pear rules are a departure from previous
practice. Last season the best grade for
Bartlotta and similar varieties was fancy
now the rules nare been tightened up on
that grade to a considerable extent and it
Is called extra fancy, while fancy, consists
of the better fruit which formerly went Into
"C" grade and the poorer fruit which went
into fancy, leaving "C" grade only a mint
mum amount of the poorer fruit, formerly
packed under that grade, with the culls
HIGH PRICES FOB FIRST SELECTIONS
Attitude of Wool Buyers In Utah and Colo
Kastcrn wool buyers Justify the high
prices they have been paying in Utah and
Colorado by the necessity of getting good
early selections. A. trade report from Boston
"Regarding the operations of buyers In
territory wool recently. It seems as though
Eastern operatora had accepted the only
present alternative of paying high prices,
for two or three reasons. One of these Is
the fear of being left later without desirable
Hues to turn over to regular customers;
another is the fact that they maintain buy
ing organizations in the West and like to
have them doing sornethlng; also the temp
tation Is strong to dip Into the first selec
tions offered and thereby perhaps get the
best lines of the sesson.
"Under the circumstances, some of them
are taking hold with a will in an effort to
get a useful selection of clips, though they
still consider prices exorbitant. The belter
the selection, the more chance la had to get
a return on he money expended In spite of
a high grease cost. In this connection. It
is Interesting to state that the recent pur
chases in Utah and Colorado have been of
such a character that the estimated scoured
cost Is favorable In view of the grease price.
It Is asserted that the Australian wool avail
able, even when well-grown and sound, does
not contain the strength required for Amer
ican fabrics. So dealers are after the wools
to meet- the demand, despite the bullish
stand of growers."
8CRPI.CS FOCITRY GOES TO SOUND
Iocul Quotations Would Otherwise Be on
Receipts of poultry, especially hens, have
been very heavy this week, and but for an
outlet on the Sound, prices would be lower
than they are. Hens sold on the street
yesterday at 13013V4 cents. Broilers were
quoted at 25S28 cents- There waa demand
for young ducks at 2513 30 cents for white
and 18 20) cents for Indian Runners. Old
ducks were sluggish.
Dressed meat receipts wera ample and
prices were steady.
The surplus egg receipts, which are now
of lighter volume, are going Into storage at
The lattor market Is also steady, with no
Indications of an early change.
FORTLA MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour, Feed. Etc.
Merchants' Exchange, forenoon session.
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem . . w 1.22 $ 1.25
Fortyfold .... l.ltt 1.22
Club 1.18 1.21
Red fife 1.1a '.4 1.20
Red Russian 1.10 1.14
Oats No. 1 white feed 80.00 81.25
Barley No. 1 feed 23.00 24.0(1
Bran 24.75 2U.OO
Shorts 20.00 26.50
June hluestem 1.24 - 1.26
June fortyfold 1.16 1.22
June club 1.18 1.22
June red fife 1.15 1.2
June Red Russian 1.10 1.15
June oats 80.00 31.50
June barley . 23.00 24.50
June bran 25.25 26.00
June shorts 26.00 27.O0
FLOlTt Patents, 6.S0 a barrel; straights,
$6.25; whole wheat, 7; graham, 10.80.
.MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran, $25.30!g
26 per ton; shorts. 27.502S; rolled barley,
CORN Whole. $35 per ton; cracked. 36
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy. 1415;
Valley timothy, 1212.50; grain hay, 10
12; alfalfa. 112.50 13.50.
Fruits andS Vegetables.
Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL. FRUITS Oranges, navels,
$2.2oiS.25 per box; Mediterranean sweets,
$2.25ii'2.50: lemons. $3.&oj 4.75 per box;
bananas. 4fe'5o per pound; grapefruit.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, Oregon, 75c
$1.25 per dozen; artichokes, 7,5c dozen; to
matoes, $5 per crate; cabbage, 24ji3V4c
per pound; celery, $3.50 ft 4 per crate; head
lettuce, $2.25 per crate; spinach, Cc per
pound; rhubarb, llc per pound; aspar
agus, 80o(H$1.2j; eggplant, 25o per pound;
peas. 7gHc Per pound; beans, 1012o per
(JREE.V FRUITS Strawberries. Oregon,
$2rp,3 per crate: California. Sl.U5g1.50 per
crate; apples, $11.73 per box; cranberries.
$UKfl2 per barrel: cherries, 91.752 per
box; gooseberries. 45c per pound.
POTATOES Old. II. 75(3-2 per sack; new,
6(&'6i4o per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, selling price, 75e per
sack; country points; California, jobbing
price, yellow. 1.60; white. 2 per crate.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots. l.502
per sack; beets. S2&2.25 per sack; turnips,
1.60i?2 per sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
EGGS Fresh Oregon ranch,, case count,
lSi-ft 10c: candled, 1'!t2c fer dozen. .
POULTRY Hens, 13 13 He; broilers, .
2Sc; turkeys, dressed. 22624e: live, IS
-i)c; ducks, old, 812c; young, lS80c;
geese, $ if 0c.
Bl'TTKR Creamery,, prints, extras, 25c
per pound In case lotsr'i-c more In less than
case lots; cubes, 21'22x:.
'HEKSE Oregon triplets, Jobbers' buying
price. 14c per pound f. o.' u. dock, Portland;
Young Americas, -15c per pound.
VEAL Fancy, Kliy: 10i jo per ponnd.
PORK Block, loflilovjc per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River one-pound
talis, J2.30 per dozen; half-pound flats.
1.,M: one-pound flats, J2.50; Alaska pink,
onetpound tails. $1.05.
HONEY Choice. $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 2 to per pound; 4ra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, I424c; almonds. 23
24o; peanuts, tic; cocoanuts, $1 per dox.;
pecans. Ulr20e; chestnuts, 10c
BEANS Small white. H4e; large white,
6?4e: I.I ma. Hc; bayou, nc.
-offee Koasted. in drums, 31Hi33He.
SUQAR Fruit and berry, $6.80; beet,
$8.60; extra C. I6.30; powdered, in barrels,
$7.05; cubes, barrela, $7.20.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; half
ground, lOOs. $10.75 per ton; oOs, $11.50 per
ton; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, 6i'6c; broken.
4c per pound; Japan style. 5 3 fee.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, So per pound;
apricorts, l3315c; peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital
ians, 89c; raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c; un
bleached Sultanas, 7Ho; seeded, 9c; dates,
Persian, 10c per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
Hops. Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1014 crop, 9V:10Kc; contracts,
lOHc per pound.
HIDES Salted hides, 14c; salted Vlp, 14c;
salted, calf, ISc: green hides, IMc; green kip,
14c; irreen calf, ISc; dry hides, 24c; dry
WOOL Eastern Oregon, medium. 2C tat 23 c ;
Eastern Oregon, fine, 16tlSc; Valley, 23
MOHAIR New clip. 32M;r33c per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new. 44Ha
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts. 14c; dry
short-wooled pelts. 12c; dry shearlings, each,
10c; salted shearlings, each. 15gj25c; dry
goat, long hair. each. 13c; dry goat, shear
lings, each, 102t)c; salted long wool pelts,
May, $1 JJ 2 each.
HAMS All sizes, 17 4 & 1 8 14c: skinned. 17
18c; picnic, 12c; cottage roll, 13Vic;
BACON Fancy. 272Sci irtandard, 239
24c: choice. 17Vttc22c; strips. l'Sc
DRY SALT Short, clear backs. 1315Hc;
exports. 1517c: plates. UH&13c.
LARD Tierce basis: Kettle rendered,
12 L: c ; standard. 12c; compeund. Sc,
BARREL GOODS Mess beef. 23c; plate
beef. $24.50: brisket pork. $2S.S0: pickled
pigs' feet. $12.60; tripe, $9.0 11.80;
tongues, $25 30.
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons. 10c; special drums or bar
rels. 13 He: cases. 17Vitfj20 He.
GASOLINE Bulk, 12c; cases. 19c: engine
distillate, drums. 7Hr: cases. 7Vic; naphtha,
drums, lie; cases, 18c.
LINSEED OIL Raw. barrels. 75c; raw.
cases, S0c boiled, barrels, 77c; boiled, cases,
TUEPENTINE In tanks, 60c; n cases,
67c; 10-caao lota, lo lea
STOCK LIST SLUMPS
Prices Break With Violence
in Wall Street.
LOSSES 8 TO 29 POINTS
Substantial Banking Support in
Final Trading: Causes Partial
Recoveries Iast Half
Hour Is Exciting.
NEW YORK. May 7. Stocks broko with
extreme violence this afternoon on con
firmation of the sinking of the British liner
Lusltanla, presumably by a German sub
marine. Prices fell from 8 to almost 30
points, greatest losses being sustained by the
shares which have come to be known as
Bethlehem Steel, which early in the day
assumed new prominence by selling up to
15$, the highest price yet recorded, made a
maximum decline of 29 points. Westinghouse
Klectric. another stock in the same class,
broke 21 points. Amalgamated Copper fell
almost 12 points and many others from 6 to
In the final trading, evidence of substan
tial banking support was seen in the partial
recoveries which extended to 15 points la
Bethlehem Steel, 13 In Westinghouse and 8
to 9 points elsewhere. The stock ticker was
almost half an hour behind in recording
The last 30 minutes was perhaps the most
active and exciting period In the history
of the axchange, over 600,000 shares chang
ing hand In that brief space of time. Scores
of speculative accounts were sold out on the
decline, which came with such force as to
make calls for impaired margins a matter
of extreme difficulty.
Only the most fragmentary reports of the
disaster were available up to the close of
the market, but Wall street employes re
mained downtown until nightfall taking up
the scattered ends of the day's work.
The Government crop report on Winter
wheat, which should have been a tactor oy
reaaon of its reassuring features, was over
looked in the Intense excitement of the day.
Additional gold engagements from Japan
were likewise ifgnored.
Total sales of stocks amounted to 1.150.
Bonds were heavy, later showing weakness
In speculative issues. Total sales par value
aggregated $4,600,000. United States bonds
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales in Closing
hundreds. High, Low. bid.
Alaska Gold 33?
68.100 74?i 64 lis
4.700 47 42 Vi 44
30,100 39 31 , 84
5,200 70 V 63 66
5O0 107' 1074 107H
2.100 309H 106's
2.100 121 s 120Vi 1201
300 235 ' 234 234
13,500 35 ki 32 32 Vi
45 101 SS, 99',-j
60 74 70 72 S
32 Slli - 86 87 i
26 17 lm 16 16
210 161 153 157 Vi
73 311 35 i 36 Vs
16 44 i 42 42
3 12'i 12 12
Am Beet Sugar.
Am Sm & Refg.
Am Suit Refg..
Am Tel ATel. .
Ainer Tobacco. .
Anaconda Min. .
Bait A Ohio. . ..
Br Rap Transit.
Cal Petroleum. .
Canadian Pac. .
Chcs & Ohio...
Chi Or Wet. . .
Chi Mil & St P.
Chi & N W
Chino Coppe-. . .
Colo F & Iron..
Colo & South. . .
D ft R G
do pfd ......
Pist Securities. .
fir North pfd .
Cir Nor Ore ctfs.
Ou gpren helm Ex.
Illinois Central .
K c Southern . . .
Louis & Naih. ..
Miami Copper. .
M K & T
Missouri Pac. . .
Nat Biscuit. . . .
N Y Central
N" Y, N H & H.
Nor & Western.
Nor Pacific. . .
Pac Tel & Tel. .
Pennsylvania . .
Bull Pal Car...
Ray Cons Cop. .
Rep Iron & St. .
Rock. Isl Co....
StLfcSF 2d pfd.
Southern Ry. . .
Union Pacific . . .
U S Steel
Utah Copper. . . .
Wabash pfd ...
, 40 i
1 5 Vk
30 31 4
13114 131 Vi
122 125 V4
51 " 54V
65 4 65 14
63 ' 4 67
U S Ref 2s. reg. 9814-fNor Pac 3s
ao coupon.... s
V S 8s, reg 1014
do coupon ; 101 14
U H N 4s. reg. .109
do coupon .... 1 10 Vs
do 4s h u.
So Pao 4s..:.... 9114
Wis cent 4s ... PI u
So Pac Conv Ds.10014
Money. Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. May 7. Mercantile paper,
3Wa34 per cent.
'Sterling exchange Firm; 60-day bills,
$4.7675; for cables, $4.80; for demand.
Bar silver, 80c.
Mexican dollars. SS K r.
Tim. loans Easy: 60 and OO days. 214 4
21 per cent; six months. 3 14 per cent
Call money Klrm: high. 214 per cent!
low. 1 4 per cent; ruling rate, 2 per cent;
last loan, 2 per cent; closing, bid 14 per
cent, offered at 2 per cent.
LONDON. May 7. Bar silver. 2314d"per
ounce; money, 1 14 f 1 1 per cent; discount
rates, short bills," 2. per cent: three monti.s
214 per cent.
Stocks Firm at London.
LONDON. May 7. American securities,
after a period of dullness, brightened and
the leaders hardened a fraction and closed
YARD PRICES STEADY
GOOU DEMASD FOR STOCK AT
Best Hoars Are Disposed Of at SS.OS.
The Day's Run Was of Kalr
There was a fair run of stock at the
yards yesterday. and an active market
Prices held steady throughout the Hat"
Good hogs were moved at $s.05 and all
classes of stock were in demand.
The statistical report of the movement at
the yards chows receipts and shipments in
the past month and the source of the run
Railroads Cattle. Calv's.Hogs. Sheen
O.-W R ii ,N.(B.).. 4,043 42 4,io 517
So. Pacific S2 76 S.3 u.05
S. P. & S 4.17 ... 1,211 ' I
O.-W. R. & X.(N.. IS ... 43 12
Boats 40 14 354 2
Orlven In 137 8 74 7 .,
Oregon Elect 72 s-
P. R., L. & P 1 64 '2
Total receipts 5,03 3 141 10,
Decrease for month. 2.30O 3 6.
Year to date 24.270 494 79
increase for year....
decrease for year...
Avg. Wt. of hogs...
O.-W. R. & N.(E.).
S. P. A S
O.-W. R. & NUN.)..
Total shipments .. 5,162 140 9.619 1S.136
Oregon 2.3R1 123 7.S11 13.S95
Idaho 1.710 4 9.15 2 994
Washington :;2 14 1,190 11
Montana 6-4 ... 63
Total 5.032 141 10.099 16,603
The disposition oX iha stock sold M
yards last month was-as follows:
Cattle. Calves.Hogs. Sheep.
3,S?S 68 5. 993 S,i3
243 15 293 243
24 3 140
ISO 1 12
141 . . . 357
79 13 556 54
Ill 6 62
6S 5 4S1 782
104 ... 656 1.866
3$ ... 251
166 ... $22 3.422
S. O. Co
F. L. Smith '. .
Misc., Oregon ......
Feeders, Oregon ...
Cars tens & Co. ......
Frye i- Co
Tacoma Meat Co...
Barton & Co. .......
Misc.. Washington . .
Total 8,162 140 9.618 16.116
Receipts yesterday were 112 cattle, 3
calves. 321 hogs and 841 sheep. Shippers
With cattle J. L. Burke. Burley. 3 cars;
H. S. Cram & Son. Redmond. 1 car.
With hogs John Dysart. Condon, 1 car.
With sheep B. J. Bridges, Yoncalla, 3
With mixed loads W. W. Smith. Cor
vallls, 1 car hogs and sheep; George Zim
merman. Yamhill. 1 car calves and sheep;
C H. Farmer. McCoy, 1 car hogs and sheep;
F. B. Parker, Plalnvlew, 1 car hogs and
sheep; F. B. Decker, Sllverton. 1 car calves,
hogs and sheep: J. D. Dlnsmore, West Side,
1 car hogs, and sheep.
The day's sales were as follows:
14 yea-ltngs 73 17.15
1 cow .
1 hog .
... 717 $6.00
. ... 860 4.00
... 103 $.35
... S20 7.00
... 140 T.55
... 123 6.50
.. 52 1.50
. . . 2SO 7.90
... 240 .90
2 mx. sh p.
40 lambs ..
2 hogs . . .
SS hogs . . .
7 hogs . . .
8 hogs . . .
1 calf ...
7 lambs . .
hi lambs . .
0 lambs . .
111 7. IB
1 hogs .
3 lambs . . 40
2 yearlings loo
24 steers .. S62
.7&! 44 lambs
7.51 1 nog
7.10! 1 hog
Prices current at the local stockyards on
the various classes to stock:
... .$7.50-3 8.00
. .. 7.00 7.B0
. ... 6.25n6.fo
. ... 5 00ii5 75
. ... 0.00 (a 6.75
3.50 Cj 5.73
. ... 5.00 1 6.50
.... 6-50 J 7.35
6.00 S 7.00
.... 4.00S 5.75
Choice cows ...........
Medium cows ..........
Sheared wethers .......
Sheared ewes ..........
6.00 & T.aa
Full wools $1 hlgner.
Omaha livestock Market.
SOUTH OMAHA. May 7. Hogs Receipts
950O. lower. Heavy. $707.20; light. $7.15
7.2714; pigs, $6.50g 7.25; bulk of sales, $7.10
Cattle Receipts 600. slow. Native steers.
S7&S.50: cows- and heifers, 5.75 to 7.75 ;
Western steers. $6.50 8; Texas ste.ers. iQ
7. SO: cows and heifers, $5.507.75; calves,
Sheep Receipts S700. steady. Yearlings,
$8.75.75; wethers. $8t.75; lambs, $9.60
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. May 7. Receipts 17,00, slow,
5 to 10c under yesterday's average. Bulk.
$7.25467.50; light. $7.207.65; mixed. $7.10
7.55; heavy, $6.807.45; rough, $.S0
6.95: pigs, 15.25(0-6. SO.
Cattle Receipts 1000, weak. Native beef
steers, $6.50&8.90; Western steers, $5.75
7.60; cows and heifers, $3 8.60; calves,
Sheep Receipts 6000, strong. Sheep. $7.50
8.60; lambs. $8.25010.60.
WHEAT SELLS AT LOWER PRICES
,Loral Mnrket Is 4 to 7 Cents Cheaper Than
one vt eeu; -igo.
There waa more business done on the
grain board yesterday, but at low price
The exchange sales are as follows:
aonn bushels prompt club ,7
ftono" bushels prompt club l.-l
5Ot bushels prompt club 11U
1000 bushels prompt fife 1.2U
Club wheat for prompt delivery changed
hands at prices 4 to T cents lower than were
paid a week ago and spot fife sold 4 to 814
cents cheaper than at that time. Bids for
other deliveries not actively traded In
ranged from unchanged to 6 cents down, as
compared with Thursday's offers. Interest
was lacking In the coarse grain division.
Wheat shipments for the week from Ar
gcptlna and India compare as follows:
This week. Last week. Last year.
Argentina . .4-.424.00O 4,920,000 1.344.000
India 95O.O00 96.000 104,000
Terminal recelpta. in cars, were reported
in the Merchants' Exchange as follows:
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Portland. FrI... 3 2 1 3
Year ago. ... 20 3 7 1 6
Season to date. 15784 1873 1808 1919 1941
'Tacoma. Thur. 5 4 1 10
Year ago. .. .15308 2543 2596 1569 2562
Season to date. 8S01 5.10 .. 600 3035
Year ago.... 8625 779 .. 437 2326
Seattle, Wed 3
Year ago 14 1 8 14 3
Season to date. 7511 1001 2141 1128 5356
Year ago.... 6463 1054 1944 1219 4781
BIG SUPPLY OF BERRIES TODAY
Arrivals From California Estimated at 3600
Crates and Price Will Be Down.
Front street will today see the largest
supply of strawberries of the season. Re
ceipts from California are expected to
amount to 3600 crates. Prices will be
reduced and It is hoped thereby to move the
stock. Florin Dollars will probably sell at
$1.35 to $1.50 a crate. A good supply of
Oregons Is also looked for and they will
likely be quoted at $2 to $3, according to
Receipts yesterday were not too heavy and
the market cleaned up without much trou
ble. Florins brought $1.50 to $2 snd Ore
gons $2.50 to $3. A few crates of Clark
Seedlings from Kennewlck sold at $4.
California cherries weB cheaper at $1.75
to $2 a box. The first Royal Annes arrived
from the south. Citrus fruits were firm.
Grapefruit is higher at $5.75 for fancy.
Vegetables vert In good supply and gen
erally steady In price.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
. ... 1.SK1.S74 ll3.3
.... 2.0H3 27.828
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKETS
Prices Current In the Bay City on Fruits,
FAN FRANCISCO, May 7. Butter Fresh
extras, 23c; prime firsts. 22 Vac; fresli
Eggs Fresh exrras, 22c; fresh firsts, 21c;
selected pullets, 19o; seconds, 18c.
Cheese New, SS'llUc; Young Amer
icas, 1214 c.
Vegetables Hothouse cucumbers, 6390c;
asparagus. $1.&02.7B: string beans. 5i7c;
wax, .5514c; Summer squash, 00c$l;
peas. 4 6c.
Onions California. 65$75c; Oregon, $1.
Fruit Lemons, $1.503: grapefruit. $1.50
$T2: oranges, tl.651j-2.50; bananas. Ha
waiian, $1.50(32.25; pineapples. Hawaiian,
4fi5c: apples, pippins, 75csjf$1.30; Oregon
reds, $1.502; other varieties, 4073c.
Potatoes Oregon, 1.8542; Idaho. $l.605p
2: new, 2Qiac; Lompocs. $32.25; sweets,
Floor Receipts. 6576 quarters; barley.
3725 centals: potatoes, 2234 sacks; hay, 6O0
NEW YORK, May 7. After opening un.
changed to four points lower under scat
tering near-month- liquidation, the coffee
market steadied up on a little trade buy
ing, but eased off again in the later trading
under renewed liquidation, which appeared
to be Inspired by the news that the Lusi
tania had been sunk. The close was net
unchanged to five points lower. Sales, 40.000
bags; May. 6.08c: June, 6.16c; July. 7.29c;
August, 7.23c: September, 7.35c; October,
7.3fSc: November, 7.41c; December. 7.40c;
January. 7.31c; February, 7.57c; March,
7.6;;c; April, 7.6."ic
Spot Quiet; Rio No. 7, 7c; Santos No.
The cost and freight market was reported
Milres prices in Brasil were unchanged.
Rio exchange on London, 1 l-16d lower.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. May T. Turpentine
Quiet: 4414fz4414c; sales. 19T: receipts. 475;
shipments. 1125; stocks. 20,947.
Rosin No trading; sales none. Receipts.
1347: shipments. 7811; stocks. 70,168. Quote
AB. $3.25: CD. $3.30: E, $3.35; FG, $3.50; H.
$3.65; I. $3.653.70; K. $3.75'g3.90; M. $4.30;
N, $5.13; WG. $5.60: WW, $5.70.
London Wool Sales.
LONDON. May 7. A good selection,
amounting to &O0O bales, was offered at the
wool auction sales today. The smaller cat
alogues stimulated the demand and the best
grades of merinos hardened. Queensland
scoured realized 2s 5d : Now South Wales
scoured, 2s 314 d, snd the others were firm.
Dried Frnii at New York.
NEW YORK, Msy 7. Evaporated apples,
quiet. Prunes, steady. Peaches, quiet and
SELLING IS HEAVY
Lusitania News Causes Break
in Wheat Market.
PRICES SLIDE DOWN FAST
Holders Unload With Haste on Be
lter That Exporting; Will Be
Stopped Bearish Government
Crop Keport Anticipated.
CHICAGO, May 7. Free selling of wheat
took nlace today after news cams of the
torpedoing of the Lusitania. Previously, al
though the market fcad been tending down
ward. Influenced by correct anticipation that
the Government crop report would prove
bearlrh. no acute weakness hul hn ahnwn
The cose was heavy at 114c to 3 14 c under
i7 . . "'got- (Jtner leading styles, too. all
finished at a loss, com lc to 114c net. oats
n ?c to 14c and provisions 2 Vic to 15c
When the Lusitania news was confirmed,
the market dropped quickly about a cent
a. bushel In addition to earlier declines.
Many holders Unloaded with a bta that
bordered on semi-panic, a number of traders
apparently jumping at conclusions that ex
port shipments might be lessened by higher
raies 01 vessel insurance or by other dis
Government crop figures regarding wheat
lui-nea out ig.ooo.ooo bushels higher on sug-
gesiea yieia tnau had been generally esti
mated here. The official figures, though
were not available until after trading hours
and did not modify prices.
Corn was relatively firm the greater part
of the day, but gave way when wheat broke
In earnest. The comparative strength earlier
v, as attriouted to Argentine crop damage re
ports ana to assertions that domestic plant
ing was being hampered by too much rain.
Oats had little if any Independent action.
Opinions were expressed that the chief n re
ducing states now have ample moisture for
some time to come.
Weakness of hogs and grains spread to
provisions. Tut resulting declines were In
the face of good support from packers.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Close.
May $1.5914 $1.6014 $1.68 $1.5s
July 1.S314 1.3394 1.30 1.31
Sept. 1.23 1.24 14 L22V4 1.S2H
May 7 .7614 .7514 .7514
July 7814 .79 .771. .77 14
Sept 7914 .7914 .7SV4
May 54 14 .5414 .63 14 .iS
July 53 .54V4 .5214 .53
Sept. 47 .47 1s .t6V4 .4614
July 18.25 18. 2J 18.15 18.17
Sept. I860 1S.67 18.57 18.60
July 10.1-0 10.29 10.16 19.15
Sept 10.42 10.45 10.40 10.46
May 10.43 10.45 10.42 10.45
July lu.70 10.75 1O.70 10.7O-
Sept 10.97 11.00 1 0.95 10.j
Primary receipts Wheat. 7J2.OO0 vs. 704.
00O bushels; corn. 609. 00O vs. 154,000 bush
els; outs, 657,000 vs. 444.000 bushels.
Shipments Wheat, 377,000 vs. 4SS.0O0
bushels; corn, 413,000 vs. 469,000 bushels;
oats, 1,033,000 vs. 919.000 bushels.
Clearances Wheat, 588.000 bushels; corn,
none; oats, 786,000 bushels; flour, 96,000
Foreign Grain Markets.
LONDON. May 7. Cargoes on passage
dull. Inclined lower.
LIVERPOOL, Ma; 7. Cash wheat un
changed to Hd lower; corn, 1 to ll4d lower;
PARIS. May 7. Wheat 114 higher.
BUENOS ATRES, May 7. Wheat un
changed; corn 14 lower.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 7. Wheat May.
$1.54: July. $1.4914; No. 1 hard, $1,611;
No. 1 Northern, $1.3614 , 1.61 14 ; No. 2 North
ern, $1.5214 (Q. 1.55 14. , '
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7. Spot quota
tions: Walla Walla, $2.17 14 0 2.20 ; red Rus
sian, $2.152.174; Turkey red. $3.20 2.25;
bluestem, $2.25 3.27 14 ; feed barley. $1.26
1.274; white oats. $1.7714 1.80; bran, $26.50
4j27; middlings. $32&33; shorts, $2s29.
Call board: Barley. December $1.28 ',4
Puget Sound Grain Markets.
SEATTLE, May 7. Wheat Bluestem.
$1.22; fortyfold, $1.18; red Russian. $1.10
Barley $23per ton. Yesterday's car re
ceipts Wheat, 15; oats, 15; barley. 1; hay,
12; four. 9.
TACOMA. May 7. Wheat Bluestem,
$1.30. fortyfold. $1.29; club, $1.26; red fife,
$1.25; red Russian. $1.24. Car receipts
Barley. 4; oats, 1: hay, 10; wheat, 6.
BUYERS ORDER AREAD
DRY GOODS TRADE IS LARGER
THAN TEAR AGO.
Many Other Favorable Features In
Baalne Situation Biff Gain Re
ported in Bank CI earl (;.
NEW YORK, May 7. Bradtreetg will
tnarcurrHUs run in a favorable direc
tion, thoujrh trend in certain linea and
some sections affected el r her by weather
condition! or marked dependence on a par
ticular commodity still las'.
But by Hud large the outstnndrnff factors
"indicate that Industry ha made further
progress; iteel mills are operating- at close to
T5 per cent of capacity; buying of pig iron,
helped by speculative purchases, has spread;
plants making war supplies are pushed to
the front; additional export orders of mag
nitude are pending:; unemployment is de
creasing; scarcity of labor exLata In the
machine, tool and automobile trades; the
railways seem to be more hopeful; distribu
tion of essential . commodities. though
checked here and there by vagaries of the
weather, la growing; there Is a stronger
disposition to order ahead ; buying of dry
goods Is probably larger than at this time
last year; lumber showa Irregular improve
ment; cereal crop prospects are excellent;
traveling salesmen report that the wheal
growers are in fine financial shape and col
lections are better.
This week's bank clearings of record pro
portions are reported at S4.1i,715.fHH), an
increase of 29.4 per cent over last week and
1.8 last year. Money Is easy.
WHEAT CONDITION IS BETTER.
Rapid Improvement in Winter Crop Proa
pert a Kotedu
WASHINGTON, May 7. Rapid improve
ment in the Winter wheat crop'a condition
lias increased the estimate of the ultimate
outtura of the crop 74.0tK).000 bushels since
the April estimate, the Department of Agri
culture today reporting an Indicated pro
duction of tu3.noO.H0 buahels, based on the
May 1 condition. That would 1.2 per cent
more than the record crop produced last
year. The department's May report an
Winter wheat Area to be harvested, 40,
1S9.000 acres; condition. 92.9 per cent; indi
cated acre yield. 17.3 bushels ; indicated
production. 3,000.000 bushels.
Rye condition, 89.8 per cent.
Meadowlanda condition, 89.8 per cent.
Hay. stocks on farms. 8.468.0O0 tons, of
12. 1 per cent of last year's crop.
Pastures, condition, 87. 2 per cent.
Spring plowing was 78.3 per cent com
pleted May 1.
Spring planting waa 65.3 per cent com
pleted May 1
WOOL PRICES ON STEADY LEVEL
Buyers 'and Sellers In Weat Are Still
BOSTON. May T. The Commercial Bul
letin will say tomorrow:
While there has been only a moderate
volume of business done in Boston and the
other Eastern markets during the week,
prices are on a fairly ateady level. In th
Weat. however, no basis In common has
been established to any extent between the
grower and the dealer.
Xjo&doa feat atxeegthejaed m, bit for food
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
merinos and Melbourne was firm for good
woola at the close. The goods market Is
still very unsatisfactory.
Scoured basis Texas finT 12 months, 08
7c: fine, 8 months. 622'rt3c.
California Northern, ft6c; mlddla
county. 60 ai 62e; Southern. d tVc
Oregon Eastern No. 1 staple, G8 70c ;
Eastern clothing, 64 63c; valley No. X. Itt
Territory Fine staple, 683 70c; fine me
dium staple. 6."(5 66c: fine clothing. 64?
70c; fine medium clothing, 6T68c; half
blood combings, 70Q72c; three-eighths-blood
combing, 63 67c.
pulled Extra, 64g 70c: A A, 65 66c; fins
A, 63 63 64c; A supers, 60 62c.
Clarke County Crops Suffering.
R1DGEFIELD, Wash.. May 7. (Special.)
The various crops throughout this section
of Clarke County are beginning to suffer
for want of moisture, as the rain this Spring
has been unusually light. Unlesa rains come
within the next for Wight the strawberry
crop, light as it Ls. will suffer seriously,
as will garden truck, grains and grasses.
Plowing and other farm work ia hampered.
Grasses are turning yellom.
Lower IMacount Rates Approved.
WASHINGTON, May 7. Rediscount rates
oC 3'ts per cent on maturities up to 30 days.
i per cent on maturities from 30 to 60
days, 4 1 per cent on those from 60 to 90
days and 6 per cent for longer were ap
proved for the San Francisco bank today
by the Federal Reserve Board. Thla ls the
first time the board has approved a rate
below 4 per cent.
NEW YORK. May 7. Copper Quiet;
electrolytic, luc. catting, 18.50 18.70c.
Iron Quiet and unchanged.
The New York Metal Exchange- Quotes
tin quiet ; five-ton lots, 38 ra 41c.
The Mtal Exchange quotes lead 4.1oq
Spelter East St. Louis, June, 12.25c bid.
Cotton Markets Slump.
NEW YORK, May 7. The news of the
sinking of the Lusitania today was followed
by excited general selling In the cotton
market. October contracts declined $2.50
per bale, as compared with last night's clos
ing. Wool at New York.
NEW YORK. May 7. Wool, steady.
MR. KAY CORROBORATED
COLUMBIA COUSTV JUDGB UE.NIES
MAJOR BOWLBf'S ASSERTIONS.
Declaration Made That 'Sot Use Foot of
Surfacing; Waa Dose I'sdrr For
mrr Official's Direction.
SALEM, Or., May 7. (Special. ) In a
letter received here today Judge Clark,
of Columbia County, corroborates a
statement recently made by State Treas
urer Kay that Henry L. Bowlby, for
mer state highway engineer, did' not
build any paved roads in that county.
Major Bowlby denied Mr. Kay's allega
tion and declared that 2t miles of road
were completed there under his super
vision. Judge Clark was elected at a recall
election, the former judge and County
Commissioners being recalled because
they were not In sympathy with the
policy of the State Highway Engineer.
Several months after his election the
new Judge charged Major Bowlby with
extravagance, and made other allega
tions similar to those that had been
made by the old court against the engi
neer. Judge Clark says in hlx letter:
"By stretching the goods to the ut
most limit, and allowing for short
stretches of road from a quarter of a
mile up to one stretch of three miles.
there is a total of 15 miles of finished
road, but I doubt, however, if the engi
neers in charge of the work will ac
cept one-third of that without some
finishing work being done on It.
"Of the county roads built under Mr.
Bowlby'B direction there ia possibly five
miles completely graded, one piece of
which, 9000 feet long, cost us nearly
$24,000, being 8000 above the estimate.
I would say by way or making my
self clear that if you mean roads with
some kind of a surface on them, there
has not been one foot of such road built
under Major Bowlby's direction."
COURTHOUSE BIDS OPENED
Portland Man's Figures on Joseph
ine Structure Appear Ixve.-t.
GRANTS PASS, Or., May 7. (Spe
cial.) Bids for. the construction of
Josephine County's new $80.0O0 court
houeo were opened Thursday at th
regular meeting of the County Court.
Mor than 20 bids were received.
John Almeter, of Portland, appears
to he thn lowest bidder for the com
pleted structure, though this will not
bo definitely determined until the
court segregates the bids, as many
were on certaiu portions of the build
The structure is to be of white faced
brick and concrete trimmed with terra
cotta. Final action on the bids will not
be taken for several days.
BUDGET MEETING TODAY
Chamber Committee to Make Kirst
Report at 12 o'clock. s
The budget .committee of the new
Chamber of Commerce, which held its
first meeting since its appointment last
night, will meet with the board of di
rectors or tne cnamDer today at -1 -
o'clock to make its first report.
The old Chamber of Commerce has
still to carry through the formality of
adopting the new bylaws and const!
tution of the reorganized body, and to
attend to this, a, meeting of the mem
bership of the old body has been set
for June 9. The members informally
approved the constitution at a meeting
April IS, and the coming meeting is
those who are
working to -develop
4 1 a a - m j, LUi
to be held merely to comply with th
law in the case.
The members' council will hold Ita
first meeting at the Chamber of Com
merce dining-room at 12 o'clock Mon
day, at which time a special pro
gramme will be given and plans for
the future activities of that division
will he considered.
J. V. Brewer, of the Chamber, was a
guest in Sherwood yesterday and de
livered an address on "Commercial
Club Organization'" before the fcher
woort Commercial Club.
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