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THE " MORNING OREGOXIAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1915.
AD MEN HEAR TALK
H.S.Houston Addresses Port
land Club on Work.
Importance of Local Organizations
in National Campaign lu Ad
Tertlsing Is Pointed
Out by Visitor.
How the campaign for pure adver
tising is performing a great economic
and social service for the every com
munity in which it is conducted, was
xiainea in an interesting- special ad
dress to the Portland Ad Club at the
Chamber ot Commerce yesterday noon,
ly Herbert S. Houston, of New York,
urcsident of the Associated Advertis
ing: Clubs of the World.
.Mr. Houston pointed out how the
rortl&.nd club can be made an impor
tant factor as a part of this world
movement. In this connection he re
ferred repeatedly to the emblem of
"truth" adopted by the advertising or
ganizations of the country as their
standard, and explained that this em
blem is being translated into common
practice in many ways.
Six years ot cpnsistent effort, he
eaid, have placed honest advertising
Jaws on the statute books of 31 states,
"But," he continued, "we should not
lie satisfied with the mere laws. Often
the laws are dead letters. To prevent
dead letters we have our national vig
ilance committee, and each club has a
vigilance committee to see that they
Portland's Stnke Definite.
"Portland is a great commercial
center. It has a definite stake in
this whole country, and in every re
tailer in it. And this advertising club
can work more closely with the retailer
than any business organization ever
formed. If we put the retailer in
touch, through the local clubs, with the
best merchandise practice, with the
latest ideas in successful store keeping
and effective advertising all over the
world, he is bound to feel the effects
of this movement."
Mr. Houston urged that the Tortland
Ad Club extend its influence through
out the state and co-operate in the for
mation of clubs in Salem, Eugene and
other parts of Oregon.
"This movement," he insisted, "will
nerve these retail communities and will
ha of direct service and benefit to
"Right now we are spending many
thousands of dollars in working out a
cost system and an efficiency system
tor retail merchandising. We have
adopted the system used by the Inger
oll Watch Company among the Jewel
ers, and with some modifications have
applied it to the grocers, hardware men,
clothinsr merchants and other classes
"Now. what is more fundamental?"
liocal vrk Is lrrged.
"This movement." he answered,
"touches the very bedrock of business.
Ko I urge upon the Portland club that
you carry on the work of organization
and foster other clubs in all towns or
importance in this territory.
"We all realize that confidence is
the basi? of all business success.
Through belief in advertising, and
through honest and efficient merchan
dising, we all are undertaking to place
confidence on an enduring foundation.
"Then we all should carry on a nation-wide
campaign to educate the con
suming public as to the benefit ren
dered it by advertising.
"The public sometimes is led into the
belief that advertising adds to the cost
of living. But business men know that
the most efficient and most economical
force ever found to create a market
lor a product is advertising."
Mr. Houston then explained the plans
cf the associated advertising clubs to
conduct a campaign of advertising to
kIiow the benefits of advertising. Ar
rangements already have been made, he
rointed out. for the use of nearly
52.000. oon worth of space in the news-,
papers, magazines, billboards and
other advertising mediums, in an effort
to reach the consumer. This snare ha.
been gladly contributed he said, by the
preat advertising interests, and the
copy has been prepared by some of the
Dest advertising writers in the country.
"It is the most noteworthy campaign
ever conducted." he said, "to reach the
Work Ik Explained.
Following his address. Mr. Houston
answered a volley of questions from his
fellow admen of Portland. He was.
called upon to talk of the vigilance
committees" work in .various places. He
jaia special stress on the fact that this
work Is earned forward on sane and
constructive lines. He said that re
forms in advertising almost invariably
have been secured through persuasion
and education and that prosecution lias
r.een used only as a last resort. At
.Minneapolis, for instance, where 93
cases were taken up. 91 wej-e settled by
ersiiasion. One Minneapolis house, he
reported, had made the statement that
through this campaign its advertising
efficiency has been Increased 25 per
Mr. Houston left on the Shasta Lim
ltcd yesterday afternoon for San Fran
cisco where on Monday he is to ad
dress the International Peace Congress
ITiKli Pythian Guest at Centralia.
rKNTRALTA. Wash.. Oct. S. (Spe
cial.) Grand Chancellor Gus Meese, of
Spokane, was the guest of the Cen
tralia Knights of Tythias tonight.
-work in the third rank was put on,
which was followed by a banquet. Sev
eral visitors were in attendance from
f'hehalis. reciprocating a visit of Cen
tralia lodgemen when Mr. Meese was
received in Chehalis Wednesday night.
Several local knights left for South
Mend last night to attend the annual
convention of Pythian District No. 7,
including the lodges of Centralia. Che
halis. Lebam, Raymond and South
Do Much Work.
Hr ports at onnci! Meetlns; Show
Clfcnrette Smoking; Still Indulged
"TARCCS N. RUDOLPH, patrolman.
J.YX doesn't know who started the re
port, but if ho ever finds out ! Rumor
had it that a roly-poly baby Kirl had
been found on the doorstep of the offi
cer's home at 157 Idaho street. -
Dame Rumor, with her usual relia
bility. hIho had it that the baby had
arrived that morning by parcel post,
havins? read in a newspaper somewhere
that babies were now beinr accepted
for shipment by mail if under the pre
Whatever ma v have been the ac
curacy of the reports spread by that
Jonjc-eared busybody aforementioned,
they resulted in the visits of about a
score- of people to the officer's home,
seeking a baby for adoption or merely
Tor cariosity. At first he treated the
matter as a Joke, later It became a
i aerious matter, and aoon Patrolman
Rudolph was scarcely polite to the un
desired visitors who wished to see the
"Is- it true that you were sent a baby
by parcel post?" queried one of the
"No!'' shouted Rudolph. "Our baby
is a year old and she didn't come by
He then saw the light. The postman
that morning had delivered a large
box. which had been opened, inju
diciously, in the nresence of "friends."
It contained a large, flaxen-haired doll,
the gift of a sister in Denver to little
"We.l. I'll be darned!" he exclaimed,
eomprehendingly. "Come on in. and
I'll show you the 'child.' "
FAIR PROFIT IS $3000
MCLWOMAH ASSOCIATIOV WILL
COMPLETE BUSINESS MONDAY,
President Lewis Favors County Taking
Over Property and Conduct
ing Events in Future,
Directors of Multnomah County Fair
Association will meet Monday at
Gresham to complete all business of the
recent fair. The tentative report of re
ceipts this year is $3000 above ex
penses, which has enabled the directors
to pay off $3000 on the 7000 indebted
ness incurred through the erection of
new buildings in 1914 and because of
the unfavorable conditions of that year.
This leaves $4000, which it la announced
has been provided.
The directors undertook to have the
fair with no other attractions than the
exhibits and the results were satisfac
tory. There is a desire on the part of
the board of directors that the county
take over the property and conduct the
fair. The value of the property owned
in the name of the Kalr Association is
estimated at $20,000, including ten
acres and the fair buildings. The as
sociation' has been in charge of
fairs for ten years.
H. A. Lewis, the president of
association, said yesterday that
would be glad if the county would take
the property over and conduct the
fairs. The county provides $4000 for
premiums. A like opinion is held by A.
F. Miller. K. 1Y Thorpe and other di
rectors, but they are willing to pro
ceed with the fair in future whether
the county takes it over or not, as they
feel the fairs have been an important
event In the history of Multnomah
County that cannot be well dispensed
OPTIMISM IS PREVALENT
BOOM IV TRADE IS REPORTED IN
Shipyards Are Working at Top Speed
and Steel Plants Producing at
a Rapid Rate.
NEW TORK, Oct. ti. Bradatreet's tomor
row will say:
In the economic situation, performance
(ollowa promise at a rapid pace, and as un
favorable factors are eliminated, even lag
ging lines are brought In touch with the
circle of growing actirity.
Industry shows notable activity. ship
yards are working at top speed, steel mills
are producing at a rapid rate, blast furnaces
are working at an unparalleled gait, eight
of the country's crops are of record propor
tions, this week's bank clearings reached the
peak point, textile mills are on full time,
woolen mills are busy, plants making mu
nitions of war are overtaxed, flour millers
are pushing production on a night and day
basis to take care of home and foreign de
mands, machine-tool shops are turning down
orders because of Inability to make deliver
ies, building values for September show a
sharp gain over last year, our relations to
international political affairs are seemingly
more reassuring than at any time since the
Kuropean war started, and almost every
where in the country optimism Is rife.
Weekly bank clearings were 4,S6t,657,000.
EASTERN WOOL TRADE IS SPOTTV
Prices Are Irregular and Buyers Are Seeking-
BOSTON". Oct. S. The Commercial Bulle
tin will say tomorrow;
"The wool trade has exnertencori
unsatisfactory week, trading being spotty
and considerably undor an average week so
far as the volume of sales Is concerned.
Prices are rather Irregular and buvers nr.
naturally seeking the weaker spots. Some
uMieia Loiwiaer ine mamet a little healthier,
but this opinion Is by no means general.
" muis continue well occupied, no
marked changes being noted, as compared
Texas Fine 12 months, 67i68c: fine
eight months. 60'a62c.
California Northern, 65a67c; middle
county. 62r6Sc; southern, 569uSc.
Oregon Eastern No. 1 staple, 7072e
eastern clothing. 676Sc; Valley No 1, 59
Territory Pine staple. 737ac: fine me
dium staple. 6Sfii'70c: fine clothlne- K7r7n
fine medium clothing. 65c; half-blood comb
ing. 704j71c; three-elghths-blood combings
Fulled Extra, SSO'TOc: A A, 6o87c; fins
A, 64&6Sc; A supers, 065c.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTI.AXD. Oct. 8. Maximum temper
ature. 61 degrees; minimum, 46 degrees.
River reading, S A. it.. 3.0 feet: change in
last 04 hours. 0.9 foot rise. Total rain
fall (3 P. M. to 5 P. M.l. none. Total
rainfall since September t. 1915, l.ir inches
normal. 2 74 Inches; deficiency. 1.59 inchest
Dmn-.iuiE. i uuur .: minuies; possible
3 1 hours 20 minutes. Barometer (reduced to
fa. IbvaII 1 A.r '"ft ia
I si" 5
b 2 .
1 -.' s Moines . . . .
Galveston . . .v. . .
Jacksonville . ...
North Yakima .
San Fraucleco . .
ooi . 'w
OO 12 W
00 . .,E
0L. . SW
0 0 , . . X K
t'O . . INE
3S, li N"W
oo! . ,iE
oo!. . sb
00 12 SW
66 0 .
00'. . ;.VW
iio io w
00 12 XW
OOi . -sv
OO, . . LSW
The pressure is high over most of the
country; a moderate depression is over Arizona-
and covers California and the Inner
mountain district northward to " Alberta
where another center of low pressure is now
located. Pr-cfpitation has occurred on the
British Columbia Coast and 4n Minnesota,
and the Atlantic States. The weather is
cooler In Interior California and northward
on the east slope ot rhe Cascade Mountains;
also in the central Plains and Gulf St a tea
and northeastward to Eastern Canada; the
weather is warmer in practical!- all other
sections of the country.
There Is const derab cloudiness over the
Xorth west, but cond ttlons are favorable for
generally fair weather in this district Satur
day with no decided temperature changes
and ariable winds.
Portland and vicinity Fair; variable
Oregon. Washington and Idaho Generally
fair; not much change ia temperature!
FLOUR AT OLD PBICEl
Patent Quotation of Last
Week Is Restored.
LIST ADVANCES 20 CENTS
Recent Decline in Face of Higher
Wheat Prices Proves to Have
Been TTn warranted Grain
Trade Slows Down.
That the drop la flour price early in the
wek was not Justified was shown by the
restoration of the old quotation of 4.90 on
patents' yesterday. Other grades were also
advanced 20 cents to the former prices.
The market is considered firm at the ad
vance In vlsvr of current wheat values. Mill
feed prices were unchanged.
The tone of the wheat market was about
steady during; the day. though the stiff
prices of Thursday were not obtainable,
except In the cue of club. The large local
buyers apparently have withdrawn from the
market, and some of them turned, sellers.
The Eastern Inquiry was also checked,, as
the markets tn the East declined.
At the Merchants' Exchange 10,000 bush
els of October club changed hands at 95
cents, the same price that was bid the day
before. Five thousand bushels of October
red Russian were sold at 89 cents, one
cent less than Thursday's quotation. Bids
elsewhere In the list were one to three
cents under those of the preceding day, and
sellers also reduced their asking prices.
The coarse grain trade was dull. Oats
bids were lowered a quarter and barley of
fers were unchanged.
Bradstreets estimates wheat shipments this
week at 11,000,000 bushels and corn ship
ments at bushels.
Argentine wheat shipments this week
were 304.OOO bushels, against 43,000 hush
els last week. Corn, shipments th Is week
were 6,120,000 bushels and oats shipments
Terminal receipts, in cars, were reported
by the Merchants Exchange as follows:
Wheat Barley Flour Oats Hay
Portland Friday... !2 20 3 9
Year a.TO !M ... 9
Season to date. . .r.97.", 540 241 4 .",7
iear ago osj"-J oo4 7U4 :-
Tacuina Thursday l
Year aro 41
Seas m to date. . .2S0T
i ear ao
Seattle Thursdsy.. :!" 10
x aar ago ii ...
Season to date 2S40 42:t CM
Year i :;iOO 279 743
BTTRfsAP IMPORTERS FACE SHORTAGE
British Array Demand Cut Into Available
Burlap importers In the East believe they
will have to face a serious shortage of sup
plies during the last three months of the
year, and are trying to figure out just how
the American consumer1 is to be taken care
of. Sales lately have been slow, with prices
showing r.o material change on this mar
ket. At the same time the Importer is not
willing to accept current price levels on
goods to arrive within the next 30 days.
Spot lots are changing hands from time to
time, but demand is not active, and a good
many buyers appear to be waiting further
Beginning this momh the British Gov
ernment will call on the Calcutta mills for
60,000,000 yards of burlap, and a similar
amount each month during November and
December. With this decrease In available
supplies as a basis on which to figure, im
porters are trying to arrive at the actual
amount they can reasonably count on get
ting from Calcutta. Private cables from
Calcutta estimate that September ship
ments to east coast ports of the United
States will not exceed 45.000,000 yards, in
spite of the fact that very much larger ship
ments were counted on.
Purchases and shipments from Calcutta
for South American account have averaged
the past two or three months 36,000,000
yards a month. With 60.0u0.000 yards a
month going to the British government,
and an average of 30,OOO.uOu yards to South
America, there is only a balance of about
24.000,000 yards a month left over for
American consumption, figuring the Cal
cutta production at 120,000,000 yards a
month, which is considered a pretty hifth
figure. A good many authorities In the
trade place the Calcutta output at only 110,
000,000 yards a month.
PtacU Receipts Alwo Heavy and Storks Ac
cumulate. Grapes woro the most plentiful article in
the fruit market yesterday. There were
liberal receipts from local and Southern
Oregon points, in addition to the supply
of California grapes on hand. Prices were
Solway peach arrivals were also large and
stock Is accumulating In some quarters.
Sales were made at 4030 cents a box.
Cantaloupes aro becoming scarce and the
demand for ca?abas is therefore increasing.
Local trade In apples continues quiet and
is net expected to Improve much until
sort fruits are off the market.
LOWER PRICED IN POULTRY MARKET
Spring Chickens Now-Selling at Same Pig
i ure as Hena.
The poultry received yesterday did not
clean up as well as on the preceding day.
The best jrice obtained on hens was 13
cents, and Spring chickens sold at the same
Dressed" meat trade was also sluggish.
Veal arrivals for several days have been
in excess of the demand and prices are weak.
Pork is barely steady.
The erg maiket continued very firm with
a good demand for fresh and storage stock.
No change was made In the butter mar
ket. Sales of Yakima Hops.
The only business reported in the hop
market yesterday was in the Yakima sec
tion, where tht Taylor lot of 120 bales and
the Tarker crop of 80 bales were sold.
The ,rlces were not learned.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Tortland $2,112,744 $123,840
Seattle l,irJrt,S 129.3S2
Tacoma L'79,;iS 19.02
Spokane . ... 7S4.1'0 Sl.OSO
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Floor. Feed, Etc.
Merchants' Exchange, noon session.
Octo&er aeuvery :
Wheat Bid. Ask.
Bluestem 9 .97 $ .99
Forty-fold 96 .97 H
Club ,94 .95
Rd fif 91 .92
Red Russian ................. .88 .89
No. 1 white feed 24. OO 25.00
No. 1 feed 2f,.00 27.00
Brewing 27.25 2S.00
Bran 21. u0 21.75
Shorts 22.00 23.00
November hluestem .......... .9.. -PS
November furty fold .......... .9.", ,7
November fife .90 -92H
November Russian b7 .90
November oats 24.00 25.50 -
November barley 2t.00 27.00
November bran .............. 21.00 21.75
November short 22.nO 23.00
FLOUR Patents, $4. SO per barrel:
straights. $4.30 & 4. CO; exports, $4.10; whole
wheat. $-; graham, $4.60.
MiLLr'ELD Spot prices: Bran, $25 per
ton: shorts. $26; rolled barley. 92S&29.
CO KN Whole. 37.50 pr ton; cracked.
$3S r.u per ton.
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy. $15 9 16
Valley timothy. $12Q13; alfalfa, $12,500
13.50; cheat. 9010; oats and vetch. $11
F raits and Vegetables.
TROPICAL, FRUITS Oranges. Valenclas.
S5.5ve5.75 per box; lemons, S2.25O4.S0 per
box; bananas. 5c per pound; pineapples, 4.H
c per pound.
VEGETABLES Cucumbers, Oregon, 150
20c; artichokes, 75c per dozen; tomatoes, S3
M0c per box; cabbage, lc per pound; green
corn. 10 Q 15c per dosen; garlic. 15o per
pound; peppers. 4p5c per pound; eggplant.
4 & 5c per pound; sprouts, lOe per pound ;
horseradish. 12Hc per pound; cauliflower.
GREEN FRUITS Cantaloupes. 85c$1.85
Per crate; peaches, 40 50c per box; water
melons. 101Vic per pound; apples. 75ct$l.T5
per box; pears. 00c91.25 per box. grapes.
S5c 91.60 per crate ; casabas. 1 Ho per
pound; quinces, 911.25 per box; cranber
ries. $9.50 10 per barrel.
POTATOES New, 70?85c per sack;
sweets, 92 40fla.50 per hundred.
ONIONS Oregon. 91gl.l0 per sack.
Dairy and Country Produce.
T.oeal jobbing - quotations: "
EGGS Oregon ranch, buying prices: No.
1. 34 ST 36c; No. 2. 27c; No. 3. 20c per dozen.
Jobbing prices: No. 1, 86 33c.
POULTRY Hens, llfrl3c; Springs, 13c;
turkeys, nominal; ducks, white. 13Q15c;
colored. 10llc; geese, SlOc.
BUTTER City creamery cubes, extras,
selling at 31Hc; firsts. 29c; prints and car
tons, extra. Prices paid to producers: Coun
try creamery, 22) 29c, according to quality;
butterfat. premium quality, 33c;. No. L aver,
age quality. 31c; No. 2, 20c.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbers buying
price. 14c per pound, f. o. b. dock Portland;
Yonn g Americas, 1 5 e per pound
VEAL Fancy, ei0c
PORK Block, T&&c per pound.
Iocal jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tails,
92.30 per dozen: one-half pound flats. 91.50:
1-pound flats. 92.50; Alaska pink. 1-pound
HONEY Choice. S3.25 ner cue.'
NUTS Walnuts, sack lots, 164 e; Brasil
nuts, loc; ni Berts, ig18c; almonds, 1922c;
peanuts, 66 c; cocoa nuts, Cl per dosen;
pecans. 19 20c: chestnuts. 10c
BEANS Small white. 5.65c; large white.
oftc; nraa, ofec; Dayou. o.ouc; pinic, 4. sac
COFKEE Rossted. In drums. 1433c
SUGAR Fruit and berry, 95.75; beet.
95.65; extra C, 95.25; powdered, in barrels
96: cuoes, barrels. 96.15.
SALT Granulated, 915.50 per ton; half
grounds, 100s, 910.50 per ton; SOs, 911.50 per
ton; dairy. $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head. SU0HHc per
pouna; nroKen c; japan Style, 4C3C
DRIED FRUlTS Annies. 8c ner nound
apricots, 13 15c; peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital
ians. 8Q0c; raisins, loose Muscatels. 8c; un
bleached fcuitanas. 7Hc: seeded, 9c; -dates,
Persian. 10c por pound: fard. SI. 65 ner box:
currants, S12c: figs. 50 6-ounce, 92; 70
4-ounce. 92.25; 36 10-ounce, 92.40; 12 10-
ounce. eoc; ouiK. wmte 7fBc; DlacK, 6C
Hops, Wool, Hides. Etc.
HOPS 1915 crop. 0011c per pound.
HIDES Salted hides. 15c: salted kin. 15e-
salted calf, 18c; green hides. 13 He: green
kip, xoc; sreen caii, lac; dry hides. 25c;
dry calf. 27c.
WOOL E astern Oregon, 18 28c; Valley,
27 43' 28c; Fall lam be wool. 24 & 25c.
MOHAIR Oregon. 27 & 30c ner nnnnrl
CASCARA BARK Old and new, 34c
PELTS Dry long-wooled pelts, 15c; dry
short-wooled pelts, 11 He: dry, shearlings, 10
15c each; salted shearlings, 15&25c each;
dry goat, long hair, 13c each; dry goat
aneamngK, iu'.-uo eacn; salted long-wooled
petu, aepiemoer, loWSl.ZK each.
HAMS All sizes, cnolce. 19c: standard.
17 He; skinned. 1417c; picnics, 11c; cot
tage rou, ibc; ooiiea, 17 zoc.
BACON Fancy, 29-Slc; standard. 22
24c: choice. 1Si322c.
DRY SALT Short, clear backs, 1214c;
exports, ij. i ac; piaics. iU(j3illc.
LARD Tierce basis, kettle rendered,
Uc; standard, 10 ',4. c; compound, 8H0.
BARREL GOODS Mess beef. $21 50
plate beef, $22.50; brisket pork, 920; trip.
$10.00(3 11. o0; tongues. $30.
KEROSENE Water white drums. barre:&
or tank wagons, iuc; cases, 17&20C,
GASOLINE Bulk, ISHc: cases. 2u4e
engine distillate, grains, 8c; cases, 15c.
naptna, arums. 1 a c; cases, J c
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, 72c; raw,
cases. 77c; boiled, barrels. 74c; boiled, cases
TURPENTINE In tanks, 58c; tn cases
86c; 10-cuse lots, lc lesa
FANCY HOGS AT PREMIUM
POLAND CHINAS BRING DIME OVER
Small Bunch Shipped In From Vara hi 11
County Sella a JUf.35 Cattle
Supply la Small.
The livestock market was lightly supplied
yctiterday and prices held steady in all lines.
The feature of the trading was the sale of a
bunch of 3;: head of foland China hogs at
St.35, a dime above the regular hog mar-
j ney were snippea m from Lafayette,
.-voimng was a vn liable in the cattln line
except a small lot of calves, which sold at
receipts were 4 cattle, m calves, 234
""ki Hneep. :i nippers were:
With hogs M. French, Lafayette, 1 car;
F B. Decker. Silverton, 2 cars.
With mixed loads Dlnsmore & Cool and.
Plain view. 1 car cattle, calves, hogs and
Tne day's sales were as follows:
3 wethers. . . l.tn $5.25j33 hogs.. . .
270 ft. 5
j ou .!.! 4 nogs. . . . .
1."m 7.75 1 hog
ISO 6. 0'M 6 .hogs
21 3.0.53 hose
240 5.751 1 hog
4O0 5.2."W20 hogs.
3 calves. . . .
7 hops. ....
t nogs. .
Current prices at the local fltrwkv.T.
the various classes of livestock are as fol
Choice steers .
Good -.leers . .
Choice cows .
Good cows . . .
. 6. 00(6. 23
. 8.754 .25
. 6.20 5.30
Omaha Livestock Market.
OMAHA. Oct. 8. Hops Receipts. 21v;
steady; heavy. $7.70S.OO; lipht. 3.00S20
pie". 7.O0S.0O; bulk, of sales. 97.SOfeSlO
Cattle Receipts, IkK): steady: native
steers. $. 7.V;j 7.73 ; cows and heifers. $3 30-Sx,
7.00; Western steers, 96.008.30; Texas
steers. $5.807.20: cows and heifers. $3.23 ze
-50; calves. $7.00 1 0.Ofl. ,
Sheep Receipts. foo: steady: yearlinsa.
3.75t6.73; wethers, $3.00&6.00; Iambs. $S.33
Chicago LJve-jtock Market.
CHICAOO, Oct. 8. Hops Receipts. 11.000;
strong:. lOc to 13c above yesterday's aver
age; bulk. SS.OO8.60; llffht. $7.808.3;
mixed. $7.63 ft: 8.70 ; heavy. $7.338.60; rough
7.53 f 7.73; pifrs, $5.237.50.
Cattle Receipts. 2t0; steady: native bef
steers, $fl.25''10.30; Western steers. $.70r
R.90; cows and heifers, $3.20 f 8.03; calves
Sheep Receipts, 10.000; steady; wethers.
$3.60 6.85; lambs, S7.00 00.23
SAJi FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Current on Batter. Em Fruits, Vesj
etables. Etc., at Bay City.
SAX FRANCISCO. Oct. 8. Butter Fresh
extras, 27c; prime firsts. 24c.
Eggs Fresh extra, 4 2c ; pullets, 37c;
extras, 27c; prime firsts. 26c.
Cheese New, 12&16c: California Ched
dars, 16c; Young Americas. 16c
Vegetables Summer squash. SO 30c;
string beans. lldf2ci wax beans. 3.3c;
lima beans, 2-5 3c; trreen corn. $1.23 y 1.73:
tomctots. 4ti Gvc: efig plant, 30 U 40e; arti
chokes. 20 a 3oc; celery. 10n20c; cucumbers.
4A) 1 'i5c
Fruit Lemons. $3 93.25; oranges, $4 9
4.73; grapefruit. V2? 3.30; pineapples.
Hawaiian. S193; bananas. Hawaiian, 7Jc
$1.50: appl. BelleHeurs. SMihc; Declduoas
fruits: Grapes, seedless, 1 1.75; Tokay,
90c& $1.13; pears, $1 1-30; peaches, free
stone and clingstone. 4)S60c
Potatoes Delta, 3(&90c; Salinas, $1.30
Receipts Flour, 119 quarter sacks: bar
lev, 4610 centals; beans. 3326 sacks; potatoes.
7S10 sacks; hay.- tons.
Tried Km It at 'fw York.
NEW IUHK, Oct. 8. Kvs.pora:ed apple.
eo-Hj. Prunes, more acUva. Pcace, steady.
RAILWAYS -IN LEAD
Strong and Active Market for
READING SCORES WIDE GAIN
Lehigh Valley, Hills. Harriman and
Qther Representative Issues Sell
at AdvancesReaction Occurs
in War Contract Stocks.
NEW TORK. Oct. 8. Prices mada fur
ther recovery today from their sbrnpt de
clines of Wednesasy. under suldsnce of
th. railways, which governed the market
from start to finish.
The movement In the transportation shares
furnished the most impressive demonstra
tion of strength seen in some months and
and everywhere vis hailed as a welcoxne
and much-needed change from the Ions pe
riod of hectic trading in stocks, whose
values are yet to be determined.
Reading was the most conspicuous fea
ture of the rails, and for that matter, of
the entire list, its sales of 145, OUO shares
exceeding those of every other issue. At
its top price of 162 Vi. it showed a gain of
7H. Other setive railways Included Iehlgh
Valley, the Harriman and Hill Issue, SL
Paul, Pennsylvania. Canadian Pacific. New
York Cential, Krle, Chesapeake Ac Ohio
and New Haven.
Specialties held strong, Westlnghouse.
Crucible IStcel. Colorado Fuel and Bald
win Locomotive recording advances of 1
to 3 points, while Bethlehem Steel rose
t to the new record of with 5 for
the preferred at 17"i. These gains were
substituted by losses of ! and 9, re
spectively, at the end of the season.
Orest Northern Ore and the coppers had
their upward fllns at midday, the former
being heavily traded in. but It was evi
dent that i-rofits were being taken aulte
generally in all specialties under cover of
the rise in rails. As a result war shsres
fell bsck at the close, as did slso the rail
way group, those Issues also refleetlnR re
General "hemlcal afforded some diver
sion in the final dealings, a spectacular ad
vance, on very moderate offerings, being
accomplished by reports of a "melon cut
ting"' in the near future.
Total sales uf stocks amounted .to 1 .-
37."..0OO shares, making the tenth successive
rull session In which dealings nave sp
Dmxlmated tht amount.
Dealings In bonds wero the broadest. If
not the largest of any since mlo-tsum
mer. A feature was the offering of two
small lots of the new Anglo-French notes
at ns, the subscription price. Total sales
of bonds, par value, aggregated -l."o.ooo.
Government bonds were unchanged on caiL
CI.ORIXR STUOCK OUOTATIONS.
SI . i
Alaska Gold . . . .
Am Beet siug:tr.
Am Sm & Hefg.
Am Sug Refg. ..
Am Tel : Tel..
Bait & Ohio 21,700
Br Rao Trnns..
Ches &. Ohio....
Chi Grt West. . .
Chi Mil St P.
Chlcasro & N W.
C R 1 P Ry..
Colo Fu & Iron.
D & R G pfd . . .
Grt North pfd. .
Gr Nor Ore ctfs..
Int Cons Corp..
Int Hirv. N J. .
K c Southern..
Lehigh. Valley., s.l.nufl
Louis Nash.. l.ooo
Mex Petroleum.. 1S.2H0
Miami Copper. . J9.300
Mo K T pfd.. l.BOO
Mo Pacific 2. SOO
Nai'l Lead 1.2(10
Nevada Copper. 4.000
N Y Ccnt;-al lii.l(li
N Y. N H ft H. 2i.inu
Nor & Western. tt.iulo
North Pacific... 9.000
Pacific Mall tlOO
Pac Tel & Tel. . 700
Pennsylvania .. 14.900
Pull Pal Car... MiO
Ray c-ins Cop.N 2A.40O
Ri Ir & Steel..
Southern Pac... 20.1too TH U4
Southern Ry . 2.7"0 l!V l1
Sturiebakrr Co.. 3.H00 143 142:
Texas Company. 16 t-i 118
Union Pacific... 34.200 136 134
U S Stf-ol 104.1O0 81 H 80
do pfd flOO 114 114
irtah Copper 20.700 71 V T4
Western Union. 4.40O 78 76j
"viVst Electric. .. 71.100 ir,i V4 132 "ii
fliuTiLain r- u w ei . n t ...
General Motors.. l.H0 3.".0 344 345
Total sales for ths day, 1,373.000 shares.
U S Kef" 2s res. 17 IV Y C cn 3lis.in7i
do coupon 17 .Nor Pacific 4s. . . IK)
U S 3s rear inofc- do 3s 63 V
do coupon loopac Tel & Tel 3s t7
I" s 4s rr UK iPenna con 4s. ..103
flo -ouron ItW'i So Paciric ref 4s. S3
Am Smelter Bs. .lOSHlUn Pacific 4s... !4
Atchisun g.n 4s. JtJ J do cv 4s 11
D&RGref3s.. 4914lr S Steel 3s 102H
go Pacific cv ss.ioife
Am Zinc L & S
Ariz Comml ...
Pni Jt. Ariv
S. IoKlnff quotations;
61 North 1-ttitte . . .
8;Old Domonlon ..
Cal & Hcola 3
. entenmai ....
Cop Hangs Con.
East P.utte Cop.l
CTranby Cons ...
Ile Roy (cop)
IS S 'Superior
37 W Wiannon
31'iiSup & Bos
864!T: s Sm &
4u4i do pfd
2R ;7t.-h Cons
14 "h I Wolverine
731, Butte & Sup...
Money, Kxchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. Mercantile paper.
3 it 3 V per Cent
Sterling, 60-day bills, $4.68; demand.
$1,075; cables, $4.7023.
Bar sliver, 4c.
Mexican dollars, 38c.
Time loans firmer; 60 days, 2 per cent:
90 days, 3 per cent; six months. 3&3H Pr
Call money steady; high, 2 per cent; low,
li per cent; ruling rate, l per cent; last
loan, 2 per oent; closing bid, l per cent;
offered at 2 per cent.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 8. Mexican dol
Drafts, sight lc, telegraph 4e.
ste-lln exchange. &) das, $4.6C; demand.
$4.70; cable. $4.71.
SAVANNAH, Oct. 8. Turpentine firm,
3Sic. Sales, 183 barrels: receipts, 218 bar
rels; shipments, 415 barrels; stock, 15.547
Rosin firm. Sales. 29 barrels: receipts, 785
barrels: shipments, 183 barrels; etock, 59.
S13 barrels. Quote: A. B. C. D. $3. 353.45;
F. G, H, I. $3.45; K, S3.C3(93.75; M. $4.50$
4.60; N, $4.905.25; WG, $5.80; WW, $6.
Iomlon Wool Sale.
LONDON. Oct. 8. A sale of wool was held
hern today. T!i best greasy cross-bred
were tn short supply and they advanced
id a pound, while slipes gained Id on
American buying. Other wools were easy.
Export licenses were granted more frely,
and a good quantity of wool is being shipped
NEW YORK. Oct. 8. Copper steady. Elec
Iron steady and unchanged.
The metal exchange quotes tin steady, 3J
The metal exchange quotes lead 4.50c
Spelter not quoted.
NEW YORK. Oct. S. The market for
coffee futures opened steady at an advance
of one to three points on a little scattering
demand, but thu buying was not as active
a tt vras earlier In the week. and. while
offerir.Es continued light, prices turned easier
on reports that some ot ths firm, oiler from
Santos were a shade lower. After selling
at 6.40. March sold off to 6.38. and the msr- ,
ket closed net 2 points higher to 1 point
lower. ales. 14.7oO. October. 6.21c: Nov
ember. 6.23c: Xecember. .2tfc: January.
6.3(c: February 6.54c: March. 6.3SC; April
6.43c: May. 6.46c: June. 6.54c: July. 6 Clc;
August. B.tac: September, siuc.
.-pot Quiet: Rio s. tc: ssnios 4S. t .
It was rsDorted that Santos 4s were offered
as low at 8.45 In the cost snd freight mar
ket, or about a points under yesterday s
Rio exchange on London was 1-3-d In the
higher, with mllreis prices unchanged.
Santos ciearea pags tor .ew x ore.
Chicago Dairy Prodnce.
CHICAGO. Oct. . Butter higher. Cream
ery. 2 2 ti :"4c
Eggs higher. Receipts 421 cases: at mark-
eases Included. ?nt35c: ordinary firsts, 34
Wisc; firsts, 25 If 25 H.
Hops at New York.
NEW TORK. Oct. 8. Hops, steady.
CROP REPORT 13 WEIGHT
GOVKRA' MEM ESTIMATE CATSES
BREAK IN CHICAGO PRICES.
Lower Quotatlotss sit Liverpool
Add to Sri Una; Is res so re.
1 CIomIbs; To-se Nervous.
CHICAGO. 43ct. . Heavy selling because
of the Government forecast of a 'billion
bushel crop resulted In a nearly continuous
decline today in the price of whest. The
market closed nervously. 3V4c to 3N Q3c
net lower, with December at (1.01 and
May S1.02iO 1.C12V. Corn lost to lc
and oats V to lie In provisions, the out
coma ranged from 2tc decline to a rise
Bearish crop figures regarding wheat were
sharply emphasized by early reports ot a
notable break in quotations at Liverpool.
The consequenca was that as soon as the
msrket opened here the pressure to liquidate
holdings began to carry down values at once.
Speculative short selling added to the handi
cap 011 the bulls and so also did the fact
that the Minneapolis and Duluth markets
were at a full shipping differenco under the
Chances that extensive shipments from
the -Northwest would tind their way to thla
vlty seemed to have special Influence In pre
venting any decided rally, although some
reaction from the day's bottom figures ware
shown at the finish.
In corn, as in wheat, ths Government crop
figures proved s burden on prices. Frost
damage reports from Illinois. Iowa and Ne
braska had some restraining Influence, but
at times appeared to be almost wholly lost
Seaboard buying gave compsrativs steadi
ness to oats. The market, however, plslnly
showed ths effect of ths weskness of other
Provisions were Irregular. Belling by
packers Isrgly offset the fact thst hogs
had reached a new high price record for the
Leading futures ranged as follows:
.. 1.05 V. 1.05 S
.. .57 .IS7 4,
.. .5S'. , .1ST.
.. .3' .3
..14.SO 14. SO 14.35
..17. 42V4 H.42V4
. .. 9.40 9.35
Clearances Wheat. HCS.OO bushels; corn.
none; oats, 77.00U bushels; Hour, J 6,000 bar
relts. MtiiiieapoIiK firatn Market,
MINNEAPOLIS Oct. 8. Wheat Dw.,
I0lc; May. :c; No. 1 hard. Jl.1; No.
1 northern. !K 4 c(rt 1.03 . Barley, 47 55c
KssKtern Grain Market.
DUIsT'TH. Oct. 8. wheat, closed Decem
ber, OtiHc bid; May, fl.Oo bid.
WINNIPEG, Oct. S. Wheat, closed
October, 01c; May, ftflc.
KANSAS CITT. Oct, 8. Wheat, closed
December, 9Sc: May, PSSc Md.
Grain at Han Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. 0-t. 8. Spot quota
tions Walla, $1.6.-.iafl.67: red Russian,
tl.roi l.r.7s ; Turkey red. $1.65Q l.7i ;
bluestem. fl.STU. ft 1.70; f-ed barley. J1.224 ,
white oat. $1 .:U -4 1.32'i ; bran. $"6.00a 27.00;
middlings. 3 TOO; short m. $6.0
i:A.50. Call board Barley, December, $1.29;
May, SJ.34H bid, 1.37H asked.
llifret Honnd Grmln Market.
KEATTI.H. Oct. S Wheat Kluestera. Mc:
turkey r-d. t-Jc; forty-fold. WJc: Club. tMc;
rTre. uc: rea nussian, c. nancy su per
ton. ycstTday's car receipts heat 36.
oats 7, barley 113, rye l, hay 11, flour 10.
TACOMA. Oct. 8. Wheat Blue stem, 99c;
fnrty-fold, !c: Club. 01c; red Fife. Or. Car
receipts Wheat 81. harlt-y j, oats 3, hay 11.
STEEL TEST PLANT WORKS
Magnetic Ore ltcd need at Teaven
wortH by Secret Process.
LEAVENWORTH. Wash.. Oct. S.
(Special.) Kteel has been made at
Leavenworth every cay for the past
couple of weeks. K. H. Ilothert, for
ir.erly connected with the Washington
Steel & Iron Company, has installed
an electric furnace in a small test
According to many who have wit
nessed the operation of the furnace
iron ore from the Blewett mines ts
transformed by a secret process within
an hour into high-grade, steel. The
ore, which is magnetite, has heretofore
been considered impossible of reduc
tion, owing- to the presence of litan
Weather Helps Farmers Sate Crops.
CHEHALIS. Wash.. Oct. 8. (Special.)
nsiderable comment has been oc
casioned in this section by the fact
that up to date, this Fall, there has
been an entire absence of frosts in al
most every community In this section
of Southwest Washington. The splen
did October weather, which has pre
vailed most of the time recently, is
enabling farmers to complete their po
tato digging and other work, condi
tions being exceptionally favorable for
the saving or crops which the rain
and frost would affect seriously.
BULGARIA, now loom
ills' large in the Balkan
situation, has an area of
about 43,300 square
miles, less than half the area
of Oregon, with an area of
96.699 square miles, yet Bui
paria's population is 4,750.00(1.
while Oregon's is 750.000. KiYe
ffeventbs of Bulgaria's people
are engaged in agriculture,
most of them being small pro
prietors holding from one to
six acres. Adequate transpor
tation facilities enable this
great population to propper in
a country without Oregon's
natural advantages, and Ore
gon would prosper to an even
greater extent if Its roads
were hard-surfaced with
BITUL ITHI C
Warren Bros. Co.
Journal Bids. V.rtls.4. Or.
TRWF-I.r R-S UCITK
p-"-- TSsSSJS VTJT'iCSfc-Cfcr-;
Wlthoat CbRnse Est Rnle)
S. S. BEAR
Sails Froaa Alnsworth Dock
3 P. XL, OCTOBER 13.
10O Coldest Miles) oo
All Kales Include
Bertki and Meals.
Table aad Scrvico
The San FrsBelseo & Portland S. S,
Co., Third and Wuhlngtes Streets
(with ) W. R. at N. Co.) Tel. BrosMt.
wsy sVSOO. A 612L
Twin "Falsces- of tlrsr Vaaliie."'
Tnesday fi P r
Best ot trip In daylight 930 round
trip. On way, $, fir., $26. Ineludln
meals and bertb. steamer expreva
( t steel parlor curs and coacha
leaves Not to, Bankt Station 9;30 A.
M.. arrives 4 I M. Sunday.
KORTH BANK TICKKT OFFICE
FIKTH .VNn T.VRb.
PhonM Broadway wm, a
Tickets also at Third and Morrison.
10 Third tit. and 348 Washington St.
Compacnte (ienermie TTansatlantiqiM.
Sailings From NEW YORK to BORDEAUX
CHICAGO Oct. 16, 3 P. M.
LA TOURALNE Oct. 23, 3 P. M.
ESPAGNE Oct. 30. 3 P. M.
ROCHAMBEAU Nov. 6.3 P.M.
THE NEW QUADRUPLE SCREW
S. S. LAFAYETTE
Maiden Trip From N. Y. Nov. 13.
C. TO. fttlncer. SV tUl A. i. .:usrl!nn.
r53 51orrbMin .t.; K. K. aurriiMm, C. M. A 1 1.
r. Rr.; Dunrr B. MnltU. Ill u .t.; K. L
Itnlr.I. lnu 3d .1.; H. IMr. 34 H Wash
inston t.j North l;nk Kitsti. i.th sod Su -i.
I . .,11 I . I I. II U, Of! .1IU HMIIDf Ol
.: E B. Ituflv. lit Sd t "ontnd.
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO.
SANTA BARBARA, LOS A.NIjLLLb
AND SAN DIEGO.
S. S. EJ-DER
8s'ls Wednejulsy. October IS. P. M.
EIRtKl ANI SAN FRANCISCO.
S. S. SANTA. CLARA
Sails Sunday, October 10. 6 P. M.
Ticket Office 122 A Third St.
Phones Main 1314. A 1314.
safe Honolulu and South Sea
Shirt mmt L4m ( IS 47) Qilfkol Tlw.
"VENTURA" "SONOMA" "SIERRA"
lO.KO-uin ASKRICAS St.Bm.nt (Rated I.lo)ls HO All
$130 Honolulu sES2d&i. Sydney. $337if
For Honolulu Oct. I. Not. . Is.
For Sydney Oct. IS, Nov. 21. T9Q. 21.
OCtAMt SltAMSHlr CO.
72 sLsxsst 64 asm Frsnrlsnn.
O-W. R. & N. CO.
Steamer Harvest 4nca
ieaves 8 P M. dallv exceDt
Saturday for Astoria and way
points. Returning, leaves Astoria 7
A. M. daily except Sunday.
Tickets and reservations at O-W.
R. 4t N. (Union Pacific System)
City Ticket Office, Washington at
Third, before 5:30 P. M. ; after that
hour at Ash-street dock. Phones.
Broadway 4500, A 6121.
Freight bo! lHenirer
6TEAMLHS TO T1IR DALLES
nd Wny Lstnfifon.
Lresvra fur ti and daily si i A M xcpt
Euoday and Monday, isuadi) xcurions
to Cascade- Locks lea a. M
L.ves Portland 'i'ue-Ua. laurtdty cad
Fundsv at 1 Oii A. U.
lare lo Tbe Dalles and Return. .
ALDKR-hT. DOCK. I'OUTI.AMX
Phonea Main 014. A 611.
NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH SEA3.
Rccuiar. throuub sail lac tar liydaey via
Tahiti and Wellington fr m San Kranolsco,
October J3. Novemtw 10. Decern her a. snd
vrv 38 daxa Send Cor pampniau
La Ion btrsmaniD Co.. of New Zeiajid. Ltd.
Office tt? Market atreet. San a'rmaclsca.
T locai a. a. and aU K. aaeata.
RIO OE JANDRO.iAMTOa.
HOKTEVIOCO a 8UCNOG AY REA.
LAM P0STT HOLT LINE
Kre-jnot sA.lincs from New York by asv aad fast
Daraay U. Bmita, Sd f I Jf , 1
sa DUW iOOJ S(L
i i i in
Harkins Treuisportation Co.
trti t'Sil tiixcep loBAM.i at 7 A. 1.
buottay. I ;lu A. si. lor AnTuHiA s.Dnl
wm ukiiainASs. tiviurnmn. icvss Astons
at a s'. sxrivintt r-orU&nd W k. M.
adtiAc toot ox w astunKtoa strst.
SlBlB 1C sV IX.
MT. HOOU AUTO STAGES
Dslij to Mount Hood resorts I A. U.
Round tnp tii Oo. Cton $?.&.
Epccisi rmtss for week-end snd climb
ing psrttss. lnCormftlioo. rMrvAtiuai
snd Uck.ts mt
KOrTLUlUK SXKU ST rtOEAI. CO.
AO Z4l St. Msia ftOoo. A satl.
Or lrvlnstoa Usxsss. Ksst lis.
Sunday. Oct. 10. 1:30 P. M. an W
I'rsnoioro, I'ortbuid 4. Zcm Anjreles fl
rteaJiiship (o, rank Rullam. Ast B
lZi Third St. A 4tMt. Main Xtf. B
V a HIDE