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THE MORNING- OREGOXTAN. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. 1913.
FIRES ARE CHECKED
Oregon, Washington Spend
$25,000 Fighting Flames.
SUM LESS THAN LAST YEAR
Change in Weather Controls Flames
In State and Little Trouble Is
Expected Unless Dangers
Should X Be Revived.
Forest fire-fighting in Oregon and
Washington bus coat the- United States
Government just 925. 0UO for July and
August. This figure was announced
yesterday by the officials of the for
estry department after a close survey
of the expenses of the 60-day period
Just passed. According to their report
the figure is much lower than for the
corresponding period in 1914.
A decided change in the weather has
put all the fires in the Oregon forest
under control and with the possibility
of rain within the next few weeks
fire-fighting in Oregon will no doubt
cost little more this season.
T. H. SSherrard, who was at the Zig
Zag ranger station when the Salmon
Kiver fire was at Us worst, said yes
terday that the weather change about
6 o'clock Monday had aided materially
the fighting of that fire.
'Unless we have another change of
weather and the hot east wind again
springs up 1 do not think that the tires
in the vicinity of Mount Hood will
plve us any more trouble. However,
we are taking no chances and are leav
ing enough men at the first line to
take care of any emergency," said Mr.
Besides the fires in the vicinity of
Mount Hood that are all controlled,
there are other fires in Oregon that
are causing a great deal .of anxiety.
A new' fire has been reported near
' Fort Rock, in the Deschutes National
forest in Lake County. About 40 men
have been dispatched to the fire line.
The fire is in yellow pine and as the
weather is hot and dry the fighters
have their hands full.
The fire in the Ochoco forest, re
ported yesterday, is completely under
control and the men have been re
leased. Kire still rages in the Crater
National forest in the vicinity of
Butte Falls and In the White Salmon
and Wenatchee Valleys in Washing
ton. UMATILLA GRAIN' IS BCKXED
More Than 2000 Sacks Destroyed
in Two Districts.
PENDLETON, Or.. Sept. 1. (Spe
cial.) The most disastrous grain fire
of the season in Umatilla County de
stroyed more than 2000 sacks of wheat
near Helix Monday, sweeping across
part of Carl Kuper's ranch, spreading
to William H. Dale's place and across a
quarter-section stubble field to Will
iam Timmerman's farm. The Timmer
man house and barn were threatened,
but were saved by two score volun
teers. The fire is believed to have been
due to a spark from a Northern Pacific
Fifty sacks of unthreshed wheat on
Cliff Kearney's place, at Vincent, were
destroyed yesterday by fire started by
a threshing outfit.
WEXAIIA FOREST EXDAXGEKED
daze on Spackinan Mountain De
fies Crews and One Missing.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 1.
The most threatening lire that has
burned in Southeastern Washington
this year is beyond control on Space
man Mountain, about 40 miles east of
Walla Walla, and is rapidly nearing
the Wenaha National forest.
Hundreds of residents in that vicin
ity are lighting the flames, but with
out avail. Several homes have been
burned and grain fields on the moun
tain have been saved only because the
grain is too green to burn. One man
is reported missing.
FIRES IX KAST A1U3 CHECKED
La Grande Water Shortage Also Is
LA GRANDE. Or., Sept. 1. (Spe
cial.) Forest fires in this vicinity
have been checked and so far as can
be learned all are under control to
day. Climatic conditions have re
lieved the municipal water condition
in La Grande, and moderate sprink
ling of lawns is now permissible.
Timber men are encoureged in their
fight against fires by the Governor's
proclamation banning hunting for the
GEAST COUNT V FIRE SERIOUS
Ranch Homes and Hundreds of
Acres of Forest Are Burning.
BAKER. Or., Sept. 1. (Special.)
Fifty men are fighting a forest fire
in the Malheur forest reserve near
Myrtle Creek in Grant County and calls
are being sent for more. Several hun
dred acres are reported to be blazing
and a number of ranch houses are on
Supervisor Bingham is in charge of
the fighters and more men are being
recruited in Burns.
BACKFIRE IS BEYOXD COXTROL
California Kcsort Is Threatened by
SANTA ROSA. Cal.. Sept. 1. Back
firing, started yesterday to save Bohe
mian Grove from a brush lire sweeping
down Pocket Canyon, 30 miles north
west of here, got beyond control today
and turned before a west wind toward
Summer Home Park.
Bohemian Grove, the Summer camp of
the Bohemian Club of San Francisco,
was out of dancer today, it was said.
CORN EXHIBITS GOOD
GRAHAM FAIR EMRIE" PROMISE
lllGUKST SHOW GIVEN.
All Departments Make Enronrafrtns
Reports Programme of Nightly
Fire-works Is Arranged.
CRESHAM, Or.. Sept. 1. (Special.)
With the opening day of the county
fair only two weeks off. the directors
are buss completing the details. En
tries in stock, poultry, agriculture, hor
ticulture, art and domestic science de
partments are reported encouraging and
will exceed former years. President
Lewis is a constant visitor to the fair
grounds to keep in touch with the pre
Fireworks will be provided every
night of the fair, with a change of
programme. It is thought that this ar
rangement will result in a large night
K. ii. Smith, assistant agriculturist.
has been visiting all portions of East
ern Multnomah County arranging for
the proposed O.-W. R. & N. corn ex
hibit at the county fair. This exhibit
will come from every portion of the
county. Mr. Smith said that he visited
Lents, Troutdale and Orient and found
corn 12 feet high with well-filled ears.
The best 'field of sweet corn was found
at Gill Bros.' farm, near the Base Line
Everywhere he went he found corn
growers enthusiastic and willing to
help and to contribute to the fair dis
play. It is planned to have lectures by
"Farmer" Smith in connection with the
fair exhibit, in which instructions will
be given as to the best methods of rais
LOCAL PRICES ARE OFF QUARTER
Top Quotation at Stockyard Is Xovr
7 Choice Lambs Br ins
The hog market haa developed & down
ward tendency this week. Opening around
$7.23, Tuesday's market lost 15 cents and
there was a further drop of a dime yester
day. Only two Ji'gnt loads brought the new
top quotations of $T. The bulk of the sales
were at $6.90. Heavy hogs sold at $5.t0
to $6.00 and light stock went at $6.15 to
Three loads of choice lambs were moved
readily at IG.5C, while yearlings brought
$5.uO end ewes $4 30.
Commenting on the market In the first
part of the week, the Stockyard's Company
"Cattle Trade opened for the week rather
sluggiBh with a little less than 1200 head
on hand. All lines had a steady outlook.
Top steers are again selling at $7. Cows
sold at $3.50 and other lines on the former
"Hogs Twenty-seven hundred hogs were
entered for the early morning trading. The
feature of the shipping was one consign
ment of nearly 600 from near Pasco Wan.
These were received on the steamer Twin
Cities. River shipments have increased
many times in the past year or two and
bid fair to become a very popular means
of transporting livestock.
"Sheep Over 2200 sheep were In, but went
to a packer contract. Sheep prices are
steady, with lambs in excellent demand at
$3.50 to an extreme top price of $0.75.
Many breeding sheep are going through
Receipts were 136 cattle, 77- hogs and
1075 sheep. Shippers were:
With cattlt M. C. Cupper, Heppner,
L. B. La mis, Kalama, C. F. Putman, Hepp
ner, one car each; Tom Hewlett, La Grande,
With, hogs Bowers & Hatfield, Buhl,
Idaho, five cars ; L. P. Larson, Gateway,
one car; F. B. Decker, Gervais, one car;
J. D. Dins more, West Stayton one car.
With sheep Aldrlch Bros., Lyle, four
cars; Barclay &. Cummins, Corvallis, one
With mixed loads H. A. White, Roose
velt, and C R. Belshee, Wasco, one car
of cattle and hogs.
'ins clays sains were as follows
Wt. Price. I
47 hogs . ,
: hogs .
42 hogs .
10 hogs .
6 hogs . .
2 hogs .
66 hos . .
67 hogs . .
1 hog . .
1 hoK -. .
2 hogs .
79 hogs .
6 hogs .
73 hogs .
62 hogs .... 200 6-00
li nogs . ... 211
IS hogs .... 133
37 hogs .... 207
4 hogs . . ,. 320
7 hoBs .... 133
3 hogs 240
5 .yj i
1 COW ... H-jtJ
1 cow .... 870
1 bul 1040'
. 300 6.401 2S3 lambs
. ui h.uousi iambs .
. 332 5.901134 lambs .
. 203 .t0 51 ye'rlings 11 6.5
. 402 0.00 230 ewes Si 4.50
current prices at me local stocKyaras ol
the various classes of livestock are as fol
Choice steers $6.507.00
Good Steers 6.00 a 0.25
Medium steers 5.75 (ft- 0.00
Choice cows 5.25 & 5.50
Good cows 0.005.25
Medium cows 4.503.00
Wethers ... 4.755.00
Lambs 4.75 a 6.50
Omaha Livestock Market.
OMAHA, Sept. 1. Hogs Receipts 5000,
strong. Heavy, $8.35i& 6.5; light, $6.85 (tf
7.50; pigs, SU&7.4U; bulk of sales. $6.40
t& 0. 75
Ca'.tle Receipts 4S0-, steady Native
steers. $6.75(o: 9.75; cows and heifers, $3.75
ti 7.25, Western steers, $0.5O& 8.50; Texas
steers, $( 7.50; cows and heifers. $5.50(0?
7; calves. $73-10.
Sheep Receipts 3000, steadv. Tearllngs.
S5.73& 6.75; wethers, $5.25 8.23: lambs,
Chicago Livestock Market.
CHICAGO. Hept 1 Hogs Receipts 22,000,
best hogs 5c higher than yesterday's aver
a.j: others steady. Bulk, $0.60u 7. 6o; light.
$7.20rJ8.05; mixed. $6.40)7.90; heavy, $0.1o
(&7.50; rough, $6.15&6.25; pigs, $7(8.
Cattle Keceipts 17,000. steady to TOc
higher. Beeves. $G.20 &) 10.25 ; cows and
heifers, $3.158.65; Texas steers. $6.40g
7.50; Western steers. $0.75(&S.35; calves,
Sheep Receipts 16,000, steady. Native.
$5. so or 6. 40; Western. $5,90 46.60; vearlings,
$0.0oy7.53; lambs, native, $79.40; Weft
Hops at 3Tew York.
NEW YORK, Sept. 1. Hops, quiet.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Sept. 1. Maximum tempera
ture, 11 degrees; minimum, 5S degrees.
River reading. 8 A. M., 4.5 feet; change in
last 24 hours, none. Total rainfall (5
P. M. to 5 P. M. , .01 Inch; total rainfall
since September 1, 1915, ,01 inch; normal
rainfall since September 1, 0.03 inches; de
ficiency of rainfall since September 1, 0.02
inches. Totol sunshine. 1 hour 25 minutes;
possible sunshine, 13 hours 18 minutes.
Barometer ..reduced to sea level). 5 P.
a: o C
Les Moines ......
Kansas City ....
Pos Angeles . . . ..
New Orleans ....
New York .......
St. Louis .......
Tatoosh Island ..
SW fpt. cloudy
, W Pt. cloudy
S IPt. cloudy
. 00 io
6 XE -Cloudy
There has oeen a considerable Increase of
pressure- over the Pacific Northwest and
Western Canada, and high pressure con
tinues over the eastern huif of the country.
The pressure is low from California and
Arizona, northeastward to Central Canada.
Showers have fallen on most of the Pacific
Slope, and In British Columbia and Mon
tana. Thunder storms were reported from
Southern Idaho, Utah, North Central Mon
tana and Florida. The weather is cooler in
Interior Washington. Oregon. Southern Brit
ish Columbia. Saskatchewan. Manitoba.
Idaho. I'tah. Southern California, the north
ern Rocky Mountain and Plateau States and
Nurth Dakota ; generally warmer weather
The conditions are favorable for generally
fntr weather in this district Thursday with
alight temperature changes and snera.ll
northwesterly winds. .
Portland and vicinity: Thursday fair;
Oregon. Washington and Idaho: Thursday
generally fair; northwesterly winds.
THEODORE F. DRAKE.
. . Assistant Forecaster.
WHEAT NOT WANTED
English Buyers Turn Down
Offerings From Coast.
LOWER PRICES ARE QUOTED
London Market Down 22 Cents
Since Opening oT Cereal Year
and Demand Has Now Ceased.
Trade Awaits Developments.
Inability to sell wheat abroad is steadily
forcing down the markets In the Pacific
Northwest. Prices were not lowered at the
Merchants Exchange yesterday, yet the
tendency In general Is downward.
Local exporter sro making efforts to sell
wheat in England, but without success.
Cargoes were offered la London yesterday
at 51s with no takers. This represents a
6s decline in the English wheat market
from the sellers' point of view, with no in
dication as to what buyers would actually
pay If they wanted wheat, which they ap
parently do not. Since the beginning of the
crop year the English market for Pacific
Coast wheat has fallen fully 18 cents a
bushel, and the drop in exchange means 4
cents more, or a decline of 22 cents, while
prices at this end have gone off about 20
cents. Added to this la the refusal of
English buyers to be Interested at prices
that are being almost daily reduced.
Under the circumstances, buying is al
most at a standstill In his territory. There
have been no sales on the local board for
the past fortnight. A little selling Was re
ported la the country yesterday at 70 to
72 cents for club at Interior points.
At the Merchants Exchange spot blue
stem was unchanged and October 1 cent
lower on bid. Other offers were either un
changed or 1 cent higher than Tuesday's.
The only reason given why prices were not
reduced all around was the strength ex
hibited by Chicago.
The market is distinctly in a waiting at
titude. Although new business cannot be
worked, there are probably some require
ments to be filled, but buyers will not enter
the market while it Is on the down grade.
Any definite signs that bottom has been
reached would doubtless start a fair buy
The Winnipeg Free Press estimates the
crop of the three provinces at 222.184,000
bushels of wheat and 233,302.000 bushels of
The wheat yield of Portugal Is estimated
at 30 per cent less than normal.
Terminal receipts, in cars, were reported
by the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Portland Wheat Barley Flour Oati Hay
Wednesday ... f0 y 74
Year ago 313 5 13 18 12
Season to date. 1721 16 3fU I77 343
iear ago 2372 218 406 241 204
Tuesday 76 2 . . n
Year ago 41 . . ,. 1 20
Season to date. 1106 46 .. S4 8"!
1 ear ago 1636 82 .. 80 SOS
1 ear ago 16
Season to dare.ior.o lid 444 - 1fl 765
lear ago 1104 135 443 163 721
ENGLAND IS MARKET FOB BUTTER
Eastern Exporters Plan to Ship 100,000 Tubs
Exporters of butter in New York are mak
ing preparations to take care of a large in
crease in exportations to the English mar
ket during -the next three months, and ac
cording to factors the exports between now
and January l are likely to amount to
100.000 tubs of an average of 60 pounds
The anticipated Increase in demand from
England is based on the fact that England
will not be able to secure enough butter
from Denmark to make up the deficiency
in the home supply, for the reason that
Denmark's production is below normal and
Germany and Austria are absorbing ths
bulk of the Danish weekly output.
Those countries aro deprived ot their
usual supplies of Siberian butter because
of war conditions. Germany is said to be
taking about all the butter that is made
In Holland and only light shipments are
made across the North Sea and the English
Supplies of Argentine and Australian
butter are said to be practically' exhausted,
and further shipments are likely to be
email until late in November. It is pointed
out that the most serious obstacle to the
export movement from this side is the lack
of. freight refrigerator room. It Is too
warm now to risk shipments outside of a
refrigerator and nothing of this kind is
likely to be tried before tho last of Sep
tember or early in October.
WHEAT HARVEST IS NEAELY OVEB
Pastures Are Drying Up and Supply of Milk
Following la a summary of the crop con
ditions in Oregon for the week as reported
to tha local office of the Weather Bureau by
special correspondents throughout the state:
Hot and dry weather prevailed during the
week In Oregon, except the last day, which
was much cooler. . A few light sprinkles-of
rain fell In the western counties on Monday.
The wheat harvest is nearly finished and
the farmers are now busy hauling grain to
the warehouses. Hop picking has begun
and this crop would bo damaged If any
great amount of rain should fall during ths
next two or thres weeks. Corn Is earing
nicely and late potatoes arc rapidly matur
ing. Pastures are poor and the supply of
milk' is snrinking. Garden truck Is at a
standstill for lack of rain.
Some Fall disc plowing is being done,
but tho weather is too dry for this work to
become general. Streams are the lowest they
have been in over 20 years and rain la
badly needed, ont only for growing crops,
but to extinguish the forest fires which are
more numerous and threatening than at any
time before this season.
FINE WOOL NOW FINDING BUYERS
Oregon Clips Change lianas at Boston at 66
to 68 Cents Clean Uasis.
Fine and fine medium wools are beginning
to change hands In the Boston market.
Among the sales in the past week was a
quantity of Oregon wool for which the clean
cost was estimated at about 66 to 68 cents.
A 50,000-pound lot of Wyoming halfbiood
was sold at 26 cents, or about 6S cents
Included in the territory transfers was
1,000,000 pounds sold by one house to a
single manufacturing concern. The wool
Involved grades of tbree-eighths-blood sell
ing at 34 cents In the grease, or about 70
cents scoured. Tho lot comprised Montana,
Idaho and other medium clips. Other sales
of territory have been reported as follows:
66.000 pounds or so Montana at 29 to 30
cents, or 68 to 72 cents clean; a good -sized
lot of fine medium and medium Utah, at
23 to 23 y cents, or 67 to 68 cents clean;
100,000 pounds fine medium Utah at 22
cents, or 67 cents clean.
Fairly active conditions have prevailed
in tho market for scoured wools.
PRUNES ARE RIPENING
Picking; and Drying Is Being; Done in Polk
DALLAS. Or.. Sept. 1. (Special.) The
recent warm weather has tended to ripen
the prunes somewhat earlier than usuai,
and In several of the orchards picking and
drying Is now being carried on. Prune pick
ing will bo in full swing by ths middle of
next week. The prunes are looking well
and an average crop is promised. Owing
to the late frost last Spring, a considerable
quantity of the prunes aro scabby.
Most of the large growers have contracted
their crops, the contract price ranging from
Ssa to &14C. according to quality and size.
It is thought here that tlie war In Europe,
closing the German markets t. ths prune
crop, will keep tho price down to that cow
being offered. In the past, Germany has
provided Polk County with on of its best
markets for tho prune output.
Practically all the grain of the county has
been threshed and cared for and all hay
stacked or baled. Weather conditions have
been better this year for all crops and for
harvesting than for several years.
OREGON CATTLE AT KANSAS CITY
Prime Steers Bring S7.50 to 97.75 in Eastern
KANSAS CITY, Sept- 1. (Special.) -ight
thousand cattle were received today and
the market was steady to strong.
Ten loads of steers from Juntura, Or., av
eraging 1230 pounds, brought $7.73 today.
Ten loads from the same point, averaging
i-32 pounds, sold here Tuesday at $7.75.
averaging 1200 pounds, were sold on Monday
pounds at 7.C5 and two loads, averaging 1
1230 pounds, at $7.50. ,
TIIE CliOP OF JPRUE9 18 LIGHT
Picking Near Sheridan Is to Begin First I
of Next Week.
SHERIDAN. Or.. Sept, L (Special.) 1
Prune picking in the orchards about here
will begin the first of next week. Tho un
usually lisht yield Is due to late frosts and
the hot weather last week. Dried fruit Is
quoted at 5 cents and 5H cents. "Contracts
for two-thirds of the crop Is usually with
the Germans, ' said one grower today, "so
that accounts for the low price this year."
Hoy Graves, a grower south of this place,
who usually harvests 2i tons of dried prunes,
does not expect more than 12 tons this
year. Two growers who have adjoining or
chards totaling iu0 acres in the Gopher
Valley country, north of here, are not pre
dicting more than a fifth crop.
Hop Picking on at Dallas. 1
DALLAS, Or.. Sept. 1. (Special.) Pick
ing has commenced in many of the hopyards
in the vicinity of Dallas and by the last of
tha week all growers will be gathering their
crops. The hops look fairly good and an
ordinary crop is expected in this section.
Considerable spraying has been done ana
the yards have been better cared for than
usual. in the smaller yards indications
point to a scarcity of pickers, and it is
said that in some of the larger yards dirri
culty will be experienced In securing the
needed number. AH growers seem to view
conditions as to quality and price from an
optimistic standpoint, and 20c a pounds is
freely predicted for October.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
. Clearings. Balances.
Portland $l,fcut.2i sittf,044
EK.. etaoin shrdlu cinfwyp vbgkujajajaj
Seattle l,71h,67 I2O.1T0
Tacoma 23S.1HI3 23.45i
Spokane . .., 506.033 ol,j&a
PORTLAND 31 A B K E T QUOTATIONS
Grain, rFlour, Feed, Etc
Merchants' Exchange, noon session.
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem $ .k$ $ .til
Forty-fold .84 .88
Club M .86
Red fife 78 .S4
Red Russian 78 .bls
No. 1 white, feed 23.25 24.00
No. 1 fe:d 23.00 25.00
Bran 22.00 23.50
Shorts 22.00 2G.4M)
October bluestem 84 ,l
October forty-fold .82 .87
October club 8t .85
October fife .77 .84
October Russian 76 .81
October oats 23.00 24.00
October barley 23.00 25.00
October bran 21.50 24.00
October shorts " 21. o0 2u.J0
FLOUR Patents, $5.60 a barrel; straights,
$4.30; whole wheat, $5.50; graham, $5.25.
MILLFEED Spot prices: Bran, $26 per
ton; shorts $27; roiled barley, $2829.
CORN Whole, $38.50 per ton; cracked,
$39.50 per ton.
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, $15.5016;
Valley timothy. 13 4rl4; alfalfa. $12.50
13.50; cheat. JO 10; oat and vetch, $11 12.
Fruits and Vegetables.
. Local Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, Valenclas,
$4.75 & 5.00 per box; lemons, $2.25 4. 50 per
box; bananas, 5c per pound; grapefruit, Cal
ifornia, $3.003.&t); pineapples, 4Qjago per
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, Oregon, 15
20c; artichokes, 90c per dozen ; tomatoes,
126' 20c box; cabbage, lc per pound; head
lettuce, $1 per crate; beans, 2-V4 4c per
pound; green corn, 15o per dozen; garlic.
10o per pound ; peppers, 4 & 5c per pound ;
eggplant, 4i Do per pound; pumpkins, le
PICKLING Onions, 10c to 12 He; ground
cherries, (1 a box.
GREEN FRUITS Cantaloupes,- 60c $1.50
per crate; peaches, 25(&50c per box; water
melons, 1 ) Hjc per pound ; plums, 25 & 50c
per box; new apples, Astrachans, 75c (q $1 ;
Gravenstetns, $1.00 f$ $1.60 per box; pears,
75c & $1.00 per box; grapes, 85c (& $1.50 per
crate; huckleberries, 67o per pound;
casabas, 1 c per pound.
POTATOES New, 70$S0o per sack;
sweets, 3 4c per pound.
OMONS 6075c per sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local jobbing quotations:
EGGS Oregon ranch, buying prices; No.
1, 26c; No. 2, 20c; No. 3, 17a per dozen.
Jobbing price: No. 1. 27 28c.
POLLTRV Hens. 14c; Springs, 17c;
turkeys, 18 10c; ducks, S 12c; geese, 8
BUTTER City creamery cubes, extras,
27c; firsts, 25c; seconds, 14c; prints and
cartons, extra; butterfat. No. 1, 28c; sec
ond grade, 2c less; country creamery cubes,
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers buying
price, 13c per pound f. o. b. dock Portland;
Young Americas, l4o per pound.
VEAL Fancy, 124 ftf 13c per pound.
PORK Block, !ac per pound.
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound talis.
$2. SO per dozen; one-half pound flats, $1.60;
1-pound fiats, $2.50 ; Alaska pink, 1 -pound
HONEY Choice,. $3.25 per case.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 24c per pound; Bra
zil nuts, 15c; filberts, 14 j 24c; almonds. If
&22c; peanuts, Ho; cocoanuts. $1 per
dozen; pecans, 19 1? 20c; chestnuts, 10c
BEANS Small white, 5.45c; large white,
5ic; Lima, 64c; bayo, 5.40c; pinks, 4.60c
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, 14 33c
SUGAR Fruit and berry, $6.45; beet,
$6.20; extra C, $5.95; powdered, in barrels,
$0.70; cubes, barrels, $6.S5.
SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; half
grounds, 100s. $10.55 per ton; 50s, $11.5o per
ton ; dairy, $14 per ton.
RICt: Southern head. 6,4 64c; broken,
4c per pound; Japan style, 554c
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 6e per pound,
apricots, l3?15c; peaches, Sc; prunes, Ital
ians, 8&9c; raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c: un.
bleached Sultanas. 7 Ho; seeded, uc; dates,
Persian, 10c per pound; fard, $1.65 per box;
currants, 6 14 12c.
Hops, Wool, Hides, Etc.
HOPS 1315 fuggles, 1414c; clusters,
HIDES Salted hides, 15e; salted kip.
16c; salted calf, lfc; green hides, 14c; green
klp, 10c; green calf, 16c; dry hides, 25c; dry
WOOL Eastern Oregon, medium, 25
2SHc; Eastern Oregon, fine, 1821 jc; vai
Jey, 26 & 30c.
MOHAIR New clip, 308;31e per pound.
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 3 t? 3 ft c
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts, 15 He; dry,
short-wooled pelts, 11 Ho; dry shearlings,
each, 10 15c; salted shearlings, each. 15 9
25c; dry goat, long hair, each, 17c; dry
goat, sheaTllngs, each, 102)c; salted long
wooled pelts. May, $12 each.
HAMS All sizes, choice, 20c; standard.
ISV3C, skinned, 15lSc; picnics, 12c; cottage
roll, lev-c; boiled, 1728c
BACON Fancy, 28 30c; standard, 22 a
23c; choice, 17H22c.
DRY SALT Short, clear backs. 12H915C
exports. 13ttei5c; plates, lllzHc
LARD Tierce basis, kettle rendered. 12a;
standard. 11c; compound, 8 He
BARREL GOODS Mess beef, ?24; plate
beef, $25; brisket pork, $23.50; tripe. $10.50
&11.50; tongues, $30.
KEROSENE Water white, drums, barrels
or tank wagons, lOo; wood barrels. 14c;
GASOLINE Bulk. 31 He; cases, IS He;
engine distillate, drums, 7 He; cases, 14 He;
naphtha, drums, lOHc; cases, 17 He.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels. 66c; raw,
cases. 71c; boiled, barrels, 6Se; boiled, cases,
TURPENTINE; In tanks. C9o; in cases.
66c; lo-case lots, lo less.
REBOUND 111 STOCKS
Market Advances on News of
New German Policy.
EARLY PRICES ARE HEAVY
Foreign Exchange Drops Sharply,
but Rates Recover in Afternoon.
Securities Pressed for Sale
for European Account.
NEW YORK. Sept 1. Widely divergent
conditions helped to unsettle today's mar
ket and liept It in a state ot ferment dur
Ins the early session, with general Im
provement later. Further debasement of
British. ' French and Italian exchange to
the lowest quotalons ever officially re
corded ft'M counterbalanced by the news
that uermany had complied with this coun
try's protests to the extent of abandoning
her policy of marine' warfare. This news
was followed by a sharp rebound of prices.
In banking circles, however, there wa
no disposition to minimize th. effect of the
Increased demoralization in international
credits. Demand bills on London fell to
an overnight loss of 5H cents, and
Paris checks at a.0 represented a loss of
5 cents, or 4 cents under any rate hitherto
quoted, while Urea at tell i cents
under all previous rates.
In the afternoon marked improvement
was noted, sterling actually recovering In
full at one time, while francs regained
8 cents to 38.01. Italian exchange hard
ened in sympathy, but the day's develop
ment offered fresh proof of the Immediate
need for remedial measures.
There was a marked Increase of bond
and stock sales for foreign account. Open
selling embraced some of the Inactive high
grade railway bonds so extensively held
abroad. According to reports, large amounts
of these and similar securities have re
cently been absorbed here at private sales.
Except for the first hour, when prices
were tending downward, and In the final
dealings, which witnessed another meteoric
rise In motors and kindred Issues, trading
was light. Railroad shares derived fresh
Btiraulus from favorable statements of
earnings, and the special ties rose on a
mixture of war order rumors, together with
manipulation. General Motors gained 214,
to SMO, a new record; Willys-Overland .
to 187; Crucible Steel 84. to S4, and Stude
baker to 113. United States Steel
sold up to 75, two points over Its early
low. Total sales amounted to 67S.0OO shares.
Bonds were irregular, due largely to the
heavy foreign offerings. Total sales, par
value, aggregated $3,775,000. United States
bonds were unchanged on call.
CB.OSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Alaska Gold.... 1,700
A m Beet Sugar.
American Can.. 14.IV0O
Am Em & Kefs. 10.100
do Df d
Am Sug Refg..
Am Tel & Tel..
Am Tobacco ...
Bait & Ohio. . ..
Br Rapid Tran.
Cal ' I'etroleum..
Ches & Ohio. . ..
Chi Gr WMt...
Chi Mil & SU P.
Chi & N W
Colo F ft Iron.. 20,400
U R Q
od pfd -
Gen Electric. . . .
Or North pfd . ..
Gr Nor Ore ctfs.
2. 4 no
Guggenheim Kx. 10,400
llionols central. . ..
Inspiration Cop. 70.ROO
Int Harvester. . 6"0
K C Southern., 'l.fioo
Lehigh valley.. ' 0.700
Louis A Nash .' 44 A
Met Petroleum. f'.ono 85 83 84 9fi
.11 iv e T
Mo Pacific. . . . .
N Y Central...
N Y, N H H.
Nor A Western.
' 3 4 00
3 1 1
Pac Tel & Tel..
Pull Pal Car...
Ray Cons Cop..
Rep Ir St Steel.
Rock IkI Co....
StL&SF 2d pfd.
do nfd .
V S Stoel...
ivaDRsn nil ...
Western Union. 3.200 75 4 744
West Electric. 26,000 no-14 114"j,
Montana Power. 800 5594 5414
Crucible Steel.. 49.000 84 7394
Allls-Chalmera . D.ftOO 3991 3614
Beth steel .... 1.500 293 295
American Loco. 4.700 5414 624
Baldwin Loco.. 28.300 S3"4 82
General Motors. 4.S00 2401I sr.Qii
C R 1 A P 23 Run 1
Total sales for the day. 67S.O0O 'shares.
tl 8 2 reg 91
U S ref 2s coup.. 97
U 8 8s reg 100
Northrn Pac 4s. St
ao na 412 a
Pac TAT 5b... 91
Penn con 4. . . .
u S :io coupon.. ino
U S 4s reg loff
U S 4s coupon.. 1)9
Am Smelt 1U6
South Pac ref As 844
do ct 5 S -
Union Pac 4s.... t2
Atcnison gen s. CO
r & K a ref 5s. 44H U S Steel 5s. . 1" "lOv
- -W f "li- Hi-it " v 71
ao cv os ski.
Boton Min in ar Stocks.
BOSTON, Sept. 1. Closing Quotations:
Allouez 541INlpissinfj; Mines. 5
Am Z. Li ft Sm. 54 i, -North Hiitl-a 9t k:
" i -.- ii a --in. . o "7 i w 1 LTum .....
Cal & Hecla. . . ,3P3 Osceola ......
Calumet & Ariz 374lQuincy
Centennial .... IS .Shannon
Cop Kje Con. . . 55 (Superior . , . . .
East Jsutte Cop 12 Sup St BosJ...
Granby Con. ... 64
Greene Can.... 40
Isi Roy Cop). 27
Kerr Uke 3
Lake Cop 14
U S Sm R Sc M.
do Dreferred .
Butte & Sup. ... Gli
Money. Kxcbantrr, Etc.
NEW TORK, Sept. 1. Mercantile paper,
S J4 n H per cent.
Sterling Sixty-day bills, $4.50; demand.
$4.54 ; cables, $4. 5. Franc, demand, $6.02;
cables, $6.01. Marks, demand, 80 Vc; cables,
SOTisC. Lir-es, demand, 6.59c; cables, 6 57
Rubles, demand, 33 Uc; cables. 33 fcc.
Bar silver 46i4c.
Mexican dollars, J7c.
Government bond, steady; railroad bonds,
Time loans, .steady; SO days, 24 per
cent; 80 days, 2 (3 per cent; six months,
3 ft 314 per cent.
Call money, steady; high, 2 per cent;
low. 1 per cent; ruling rate. 1 per cent;
last loan, 2 per cent; closing: bid 1 per
cent; offered at 3 per cent.
SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 1. Mexican dol
lars, 40c; drafts, sight. lVe; do telegraph,
4c, Sterling, SO days, $4.48i; demand. $4.62.
LONDON, Sept. 1. Bar silver, 23 3-lSd
per ounce- Money, S4 per cent. Dis
count rates, ahort bills, 4 13-16 4 per
cent; three months, 4 per cent.
NEW TORK, Sept. 1. The market for
coffee futures was lower today under mod
erate offering, which seemed to come large
ly from trade source and which may have
been inspired by the weakness in tearling
exchange or against cost and freight pur
chases. The market opened unchanged to
5 points lower and closed at a net decline
of 0 to 12 points, with December selling as
low as 6.11c and May at 6.36c. Sales, 2-.0GU
bags. September. 5.06c: October, 6.01c; No
vember, 6.06c ; December, 6.12c ; January.
6.16c; February, 6.20c ; March, 6.25c; April,
G.UOc; May, 6.35c; June, 6.40c; July, 6.40c;
August, 6 4 Sc.
Spot, easy; Rio, No. 7, C9ic; Santos. No.
4. be, .
Cost and, freight offers were rather stead
ier on the average, with 4s quoted at
S.4C??S.50c and Rio 7s at 6.75c As cost and
freight offers are based on English ex
chang at 4.S6. J he decline in the sieariing
exchange rate has been sufficient to practi
cally meet the cost of putting coffee in store.
Rio Janeiro exchange oa London wa
l-10d h'gher, with mllreis prices unchanged
at Rio and 50 reis lower at Santos.
PEACH PRICES NOW OX FIRM BASIS.
Basket Grapes Received From Takima.
Fruit Trade Is Good.
The peach supply was large yesterday anrt
did not clean up. but' tha market wai firm
in response to the strong prices asked by
Yakima shippera. Most of the stock sold
locally brought 35 to 4- cents.
Other fruits were plentiful and most lines
sold well A shipment of early Word en
grapes arrived from Yakima In half baskets
and were quoted at 20 to 23 cents. Other
fruit prices were unchanged. v
Poultry Uemand la Good.
There was a good supply of poultry on
hand, but the demand waa active and the
market held firm.- Hens sold easily at' 14
cents and Springs at 17 cents. Dressed
pork was slow. Veal waa In light supply
There were no changes In the egg or
butter markets. In both lines, fancy stock
waa firm and lower grades were weak.
SHORTS BOOST WHEAT
CHICAGO MARKET CLOSES WITH
No Deliveries on September P for First
Time la History off Exchange,
v Com Pit Prices Lower.
CHICAGO, Sept. 1. Wheat closed strong
at an advance of ic to c today on a
buying spurt from shorts who were un
easy at the fact that for the first time in
the history of the exchange there waa no
delivery of wh-tat on September 1. The
September option closed at 06 and De
cember was at 93-, iii-t3ic. Corn closed
unchanged to a net loss of lc after a
slight rally from the opening weakness
had been wiped out. Oats closed He lower
to He higher, and provisions finished weak
at a net loss of 7 c to 30c.
Corn was under liquidation at the start
and followed wheat In a downward course
for a time. Perfect weather in the corn
belt kept prices depressed a while after
wheat had taken the upgrade. There was
free selling till an advance waa scored
in cash corn.
Oats had a firm tone most of the flay.
Sympathetic effect from the weakening of
corn when it was at its lowest was pre
vented by heavy buying of ata on the
part of leading cash interests.
Heavy liquidation on September contracts
weakened provisions throughout the list.
The close was near the lowest, with pork
off 2030c, lard 74 220 and ribs 10
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. HIrh. Loir Clnj.
Sept X $ $ .93 $ .96i
Ie, 91 .94 .91 .93
SPt. 71 '4 .7214 ..70Si ".71 Tt
Ut'C 60 ! .61 H .60 i .60
SPt. 36 .36H .5514 .8,14
"eo. 3614 -364 -35V -36 W
Sept. 13.30 33.40 13.03 13.01
Oct. 13.5:1 13.60 13.25 13.25
Sept. 8.15 8.15 8.05 8.05N
Oct. 8.25 8.27 8.17 g.17
Sept. 8.30 S.30 8.10 8 13
Dec 8.40 8.43 8.37
Cash prices, were:
Wheat No. 2 red, 1.051.07; No. 2 hard,
Corn No. 2 yellow, 7S79e; No. 4 yellow.
Rye No. 2, 94 He,
Barley 52 65c.
Timothy $5.50 7.00.
Clover $8. 50 sf 13.25. 1
Primary receipts Wheat, 1,639. 000 bushels
against l.'iSl.OOO; corn, 532,000 bushels
against 1.2S3.O0O bushels; oats, 2.2 5 5, (WO
ousneis against 1,539.000.
Shipments Wheat, 855.000 bushels against
1,357.000 corn, 320,000 bushels against 414,
UOO; oats, 1.690.OOO bushels against 1,284,000.
Lwarances w neat, &1H.IKMJ bushels; com.
none; oats, 40,000 bushels; flour, 24,000
Foreign Grain Market.
LIVERPOOL. Sept. 1. Caah wheat on
changed ; corn unchanged; oats unchanged
to a nigner.
Wheat Spot steady. No. 1 Manitoba, lis
sa; iso. z, 11s V,d; .o. s, 11 bhidl No.
1 northern Duluth, lis 2d.
, Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1. Wheat Sep
t ember, 92c; December, 92Hc; No. 1 hard,
$1.03; No. 1 Northern, 97cSl.03.
Barley 45 60c.
Flax S1.6 14 -frl.68.
Eastern Grain Markets.
DULUTH, Sept. 1. Wheat closed Rep-
remDer, sc Dm; uecera&er, 334tf93c
May, 98 -14 c ask-ed.
WINNIPEG, Sept. 1. Wheat closed Sep-
lemoer, ss c oia ; uecemoer, ss o asked
May, 9S34C asked. Oats, October, 344c
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 1. Wheat closed
September, 9c; Deoomber, 90 He; May,
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1. Wheat cloaed Sep-
lemocr, vsc; xjecemoer, mc; ju.ay, ysc
Grain at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1. Spot quota
tion Walla Walla, (1.601.62H ; Red Rus
sian, ?i.euei-6-!j; Turkey Red, SI. 65
1.67 H; bluestem. $1.65 1.67 ; feed barley,
$1,176 1.20; white oats, $L4U1.42; bran,
$2.O0 27.00; middlings, 32.O0 & 33. 0O;
shorts. $27. K) ft 27.50.
Call board Barley, December, 81.18 14 bid,
Paget Sound Grain Markets.
SEATTLE, Sept. 1. Wheat Bluestem.
86c; Turkey red. S5c; forty fold. S5c: club.
83c; fife, 80c; red Russian, 77c. Barley, $?3
per ton. lesteraays car receipts Wheat
68, oats 9, barley 6, rye 1, bay 22, flour 10.
TACOMA. Sept. 1. Wheat Bluest-em. 87o:
forty fold and club, 84c; red fife, 8 2c Car
receipts Wheat 77, barley I, hay 1L
FRCIT PRICES REPORTED LOW
Lack of Markets and Large Crop Pelt In
Rose burg DUtrict.
ROSEBURG, Or., Sept. 1. (Special.) Big
crops in nearly all fruits are reported
throughout Douglas County this year, and
with the exception of peaches shipments
in all will be larger. The markets, how
ever, have been poor and prices unsatisfac
tory, according; to local fruitmen. It is
expected that in spite of an abundance of
crops, the fruitgrowers will realise but
The usual market for most of the pears
raised in this section is France, but scarcely
a pear has been sent across the Atlantic
since the war began. Thirteen cars of pears
have De-en snip pea rrom JrtoseDurg this sea
son. which is a slight Increase over the
year before. All of these have gone to
California for canning. One more car of
D'AnJoua and ClatrKeaus will be shipped.
Peaches are bringing the lowest prioes in
years, and some win not be picked.
SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKETS
Price Cnrrent for Dairy Products, Fruits
and Vegetables at Bay City.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1. Butter Fresh
extras, 2hc; prime firsts, 25c; fresh firsts
Ef?s Freth extras, 3c: pullets. 29c.
Mud roads, broken-down
fences, dilapidated farm
building-s. poorly attend
ed schools, repel rather
than invite settlers.
From Ill-kept farms and
muddy roads boys and
girls flee to the city. To
reverse this situation it
is only necessary to
hard-surface roads with
Cheese New. e-frlOHc: California Cheddars.
12c; Young Americas. 11 H o 14c; Oregons. lse,
vegetables Summer squash. 25 4 Oc ;
string beans. 12o; wax beans. 2(j!4c; ilmaft.
4i &c; green earn, 6'ctl.K5; tomatoes,
SOfrGOe; cucumbers, 20 ig 80c; bell peppers,
Onions Tellow, 50J?i0c
Fruit Lemons. S2io2.s5; offtrrades 73 19
$1-50; oranges, 8-3.5UV S-To; offgrades, 2.5l
ta.o0; grapefruit. -$2.75(33.5u; bananas.
Hawaiian. 7-icu-M.50; pineapples. $1; apples,
S LOO 1.33; deciduous fruits, grapes, seed
la. 7Scesi: tokay. 5c$1.0O; plums. S0J
7-c: peaches, 40yt0c; pears, ftl.OO iff 1.35
Potatoes Delta. 50 i SOc; Salinas, early
grades. 1.20 tfl. sweets. 1 & 2c,
Receipts Flour. Slid quarters; barley,
5120 centals; beans. 3i0 sacks; hay, IK' 3
tons; potatoes, 4O50 sacks
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Sept. 1. Turpentine,
firm. KUc: sales. SS0 barrels T..!if. ,TS
1 ka...l .
31 barrels; stock:,.
Rosin, firm; receipts. 75 barrels: ship
ments, 30:5 barrels; stocks. 62,150 barrels;
sales, 78 barrels. Quote: A, 12.95: B.
2.5; C. 3.l; D, $.O0; E, $3.05; P. S 10;
G. H, I. 3.20: K. 3.40; 11, 14.20; X. fi.HO:
WG, $5.60; WW. .0.
Slocks Firmer at London.
I.ONDOX, Sept. l. The stock market was
quiet. Th. ehier Interest -was In th. Amer
ican section, where the low rate of exchange
broucht out further stock ofTertngs whlci
were well absorbed at trradually rislns
prices. Canadian Pacific, Krle. United States
Steel and Union Pacific were the most active
Bonds shared In the Improvement and th
market closed firm. In other directions, the
war loan waa the only active stock.
TEW TORK. Sept, 1. Copper, quiet;
Iron. firm. X'o. 1 Northern, Sit SK IM):
No. t, J15 7S31 ;,; No. 1 Southern. 1.5
1S.O0: No. 2, 15S5S15.75.
Th. Metal Kxcharfsa quotes tin dull, of
fered at R3.7SO.
The Metal Exchange quotes lead 4.10a
Spelter not quoted.
Chlraso laury I'rotlnce.
CHICAGO, -sept. 1. Butter Steady, in-
channed. Receipts 11,4:14 tubs.
E3S Firm, unchanged; receipt, 10.255
Cheese Hisher. Daisies. 13-qM4c: twins.
13-S1Sj,c; Americas. 1414Vc; long horns.
New Tork Bugar Market.
NEW YORK. Sept. 1. Raw sugar, quiet;
centrifugal, 4.77c; molasses sugar, 4c; re
Sugar futures were quiet early todsr.
most of the trading being confined to Oc
tober, which showed a loss of about three
points from last night's close.
NEW YORK. Sept. 1. Spot cotton, quiet.
Middling uplands. 0.75c. Sales,
Duluth Linseed Market.
DULUTH, Sept. 1. Linseed Cash, SI 2 ;
PcptOTnher, S1.f.l"j bM ; December, S1.64 bill.
(Without Change E, nute
S. S. BEAVER
Salla From Aln.north Dock
A. M. SEPTEMBER 4.
100 Golden Mile on
All K -it t-s lnflu.lo
Bertha and Meals.
Tuble and Service
The San Francisco ot Portland S. S.
Co.. Third and Waahlng-ton streeta
-n lth M W. H. Jt N. Co.). Tel. Broad
nay 45UO. A 61: 1.
Compagnle Generals Transatlantlqns.
Sailings From KEW YORK to BORDEAUX
CHICAGO Sept. 18, 3 P. M.
ROCHAMBEAU ...Sept- 11, 3 P. M.
LA TOURAINE ...Sept. 25, 3 P. M.
ESPAGNE Oct. 2, 3 P. M,
FOR INFORMATION APPLT
C. W. Stinger. 80 .th .; A. i. Charlton.
255 Morrlb-un at.; L. la. Oarrisou, C. M. 4k &t
P. Kj.i lorey U. Suiith. lit ad St.; E. Mm
Baird. 1UU Uti St.; 11. Uickson. W Vtaas.
ingtun at.: North Hank Koaii. &th and blara:
sis.; F. b. Uclmlsuii, ttd and WakUtauctoa
sta.1 tk. li. bullj, 1x4 Sd at Partls-ad.
SANTA BARBARA. LOS ANGELES
A.NU SAN DIEGO
S. S. ROANOKE
Sails Wednesday, September 8, 6 P. M.
El'BEaA AXO SAN FRANCISCO
S. S. KILBURN
Sails Friday, Sept. 3, 6 P. M.
Ticket Office 122 A Third St.
Phones Main 1314, A 1314
Fretcbt and Passenger
8TXAMLUS TO THE DALLES
and Way Landings.
Leaves foriittnij daily at 7 A. M except
Sunday aud Monday. Sunday excuraloaa
LO Cascade Locki leav V A. M.
Leaves Port laud i uda. -tUuradav ajad
Sunday at 8:30 A. M.
ft an day Cascade Loeka Exrnrsioa fi.
fcar to Xtie Dalles and lie. urn sa.
AA,1R-ST. IMJtK. I'ORTI.AMJ.
rUonee -Mala ttll, A 6US.
Honolulu and South Sea
Bh-vrlOTt LI. IS -- Q-u.k.at TT.
"VENTURA" "SONOMA" "SIERRA"
10. 000-ton AHEBlCi-l 8teamer- iKated Lloyds ltd All
$130 Honolulu "Jii. Sydney, $337.5?
For Honolulu Sept. 18, Oot.
For Sydney Sept. 28, Oct. 18.
Ol'FAMO PTLAMSHIP CO.
7S Market SU baa ITraoclaco,
RIO DE JANEIRO. SAWTOO.
MONTEVIDEO! BUENOS AYRE&.
LAM PORT HOLT LI H E
l'renent esllinci from New York by new and fast
(VZ&Hi ton) paatenpar t-emrm.
BrSS J. WKlKa.S,UB.Ar.,a) Mrswsj.H.T
Demy B. Smith, 8d A
W-ubingtoo Sta., or
any outer ioo-u art
Harkins -Transportation Co.
Leave. Datlj ( Ezeepl dlunla-rs) at 7 A. AL
-Sunday. 7:0 A. M. lor ASTORIA anil
way Uauings. .Returning, leaves Ajiteria
al J i M.. arriving Portland p. U.
lndics loot of Washington street.
Main 14-i. A 4122.
Sails Dlreot t or
SAN I'BANClstO. LOS AMOELE8 AND
Friday, 2:30 P. M., Sept. 3
8!i 1HAMCISCO, POKTUXM A
LOS AXOtLES STUUNIIir CO.
FKAKa isOLLAJa. Afwi.
IS Third Mi A alaia IS,
MS 1 a-