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THE MORNIXG OREGONIAJf, SiTXTEUAT, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
SPICE STOCK SHORT
Prices Are Soaring Because of
PEPPER ADVANCING FAST
Quotations Hare Advanced 6 Cents
and Further Rise In Store.
Other Lines Are Lifted
500 Per Cent.
' Trua In a treat measure to the fuel that
England has placed an embargo on pepper
and other spices cominaf from her posses
sions, .the spire market is now about the
most active of any of the commodity lines.
Black peppers have gone up (1c a pound,
e of the advance having occurred since
about the first of the year, cinnamon has
advanced to more than double its former
valoe, and spices such as sage, mustard and
eeda that come from Europe have advanced
tn some Instances as high as 400 and 500
The further fact that the allies prefer to
tlare their ahlps nearer home has jrreatly
advanced ocean freights from India and
Other far-off ports, and iwith shortages ap
parent In quite a inumber of the various
. apicea. prices that looked high yesterday ap
' pear very cheap today.
Everyone connected with the spice trade
Beems to think that a further advance of
or T cents a pound on pepper is In store
Sn the very near future, and big advances
are also looked for in cloves, nutmegs, mace,
tn fact, all spices and seeds, as none of these
are grown tn the United States, and all are
affected by the war, either through the fact
of their being grown In the warring coun
tries, or because of the tremendous ad
vance In ocean freight rates and the cost
"t war risk Insurance, that must be placed
on all goods coming hy water.
Advices received by wire from New Tork
yesterday reported an advance of 6 cents on
putmegs. while English yellow mustard seed
Sent up 5 cents.
Fast jxQriRres for red wheat
No Demand for White Grades for Rail
The wheat market was steadier yesterday.
tut there was very -little doing. Farmers
offerings amounfed to little. There was In
quiry from the East for red fife and Turkey
red. but buyers there were not Interested in
white wheat. No general improvement was
reported in the car situation. At the Mer
chants Exchange, bid prices were practi
There Is a moderate domestic movement In
flour, but the export market continues un
satisfactory, as there Is no tonnago available
n the coast and there is difficulty in for
warding by rail,
Bradstreets estimates wheat exports this
week at ,2SS.00O bushels and corn exports
at 1.IWS.000 bushels.
Argentine shipments for the week were
2.440.000 bushels, against 866.000 bushels fast
week and 3.1S4.000 bushels last yoar. Aus
tralian shipments were 443,000 bushels,
against 0:56.000 bushels last week.
Terminal receipts, in cars, were reported
ay tho Merchants' Exchange aa follows:
Wheat. Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Fortlsnd, rri. 9 5 1
Year act) . . H
teas, to date. 9.1 M
Year ago... 13, 94
Tacoma, Thur. 4'.1
Year ago... 6
Feas. to date. K.S12
Vear airo. . . 7.91S
fceartie. Thur. 4
Year ago. . .
fcras. to date. .7
Vear ago... 6.274
crcte on. onm is redtced
January Storms Cut Down Production tn
The storms of January 17 and 27, whlcn
dstrowed 1S70 derricks in the San Joaquin
Valley fields, are largely responsible for the
low production recorded during January.
The average daily output. 223. 364 barrels.
represents a dally loss of 13.229 barrels as
compared with December figures, says the
Standard Oil Bulletin.
While the effect of the storm will he man
ifest for some time, it now appears that the
production loss will not be of the magnitude
that was at first anticipated.
January ahipraents were far below nor
mal and averaged daily but 22S.05O barrels.
Tho small shipments were due chiefly to
the interruption in railroad service oc
casioned by the heavy rains. Shut-In pro
duction remains constant at 12.000 barrels
The 85 wells completed during the month
ahow an Initial production of 4395 barrels
CAI-TFORNIA HOP BUYING IS HEAVY
Hundreds of Bales Are Taken for Shipment
Quiet buying; is going on in the Oregon hop
sections, but the details are not made public.
The market Is firm at all points on the
coast. The W. A. Ball crop of Yaklmas was
old at 13 cents.
There has been heavy buying this week in
California, said to be mainly for export. The
Lehman erop of 230 bales of Sacramento
was bought by Donovan at 10 V, cents. Horst
paid the same prico to Mrs, Weyhe for 240
hales, and Flint bought 101 bales of Sacra-
raenios irom uus .laci-cssel ot 10 cents.
The W. B. Walker crop ot 90 balea of Butte
vounty nops was sold at 10 cents. Flint
Co. also sold 270 bales of Sacramentos.
a liDaaon caoia received yesterday re
ported that market strong.
MILTON FRUIT UNION SIGNS UP
Will Market Its Tonnage Through North
western This Year.
- The board of directors of the Milton Fruit
Orowers' Co-operative Union, at a meeting
held in their office at Freewater, Or., ex
ecuted a contract for the marketing of their
entire 1916 tonnage through the Northwest
ern Frvit Exchange.
The Milton Union is one of the oldest and
best-established fruitgrowers' organizations
In the Northwest- Its prune pack is espe
cially well known In all the principal mar
kets of the United States, The production
of prunes in the walla Walla-Freewater
district is an important and growing one.
LOCAL. EGG MARKET 13 STEADY
Veal Sells at Lowest Prices In Month Butter
The egg market held fairly steady yes
terday, with salea at 27 cents to 28 cents,
case count. Most of the dealers look for a
25-rcnt market next week.
The weakest feature of the country pro
duce trade was dressed veal, which was in
heavy supply. The demand waa poor and
0 cents was quoted as the top. Dressed pork
was also slow and weak. Poultry was fairly
No change was reported In the butter
situation. The market continues weak
Potato Market Is Weaker.
There was only a moderate trade in the
fruit and vegetable market. No receipts
from California were reported, but supplies
on the street were sufficient. Another ship
ment of spinach came in from Walla Walla.
The potato market was weaker and lower
prices were quoted.
Fifteen-Cent Advance in Sugar.
There was a sharp advance in the Eastern
sugar 'market yerterday. and as a conse
nuance, prices on this coast will be raised
33 cents a hundred today. The new local
quotation on standard case granulated will
be 7 cents, the highest price recorded here
since October 13. 1914.
Advance la Linseed Ou.
Secant advance In. linsasrl oil Quotations
was announced yesterday. The new prices
on raw oil are 94 cents In cases and S9
cents In barrels New boiled oil prices are
tKJ cents in cases and 01 cents In barrels.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
Portland 1.:.2 S13
Grain. Flour, Feed, Etc
Merchants' Exchange, noon session.
. . l.n
. . '.PS
Ked Russian .......
No. 1 wheat feed....
No. 1 feed 29.00
Rran -1. SO
March club . . .
March red fifo .
April red f Iff .
A pril Kuiali Pi
March oals 20. 2.1
April oats . . .- 2ti.2.
March feed barley 2H.0O
April reed barley iH.im
March bran 21.r
April bran 111. .10
March shorts 23.50
April shorts 23.50
FlOVK Patents, $.1.0 per
straights. $4.9OCb'5.40: exports, 14.70; valley.
J5.10; whole wheat. Jo. 80; graham, S.1.6O.
HAY Eastern Oregon timothy, S18.50
19.50; valley timothy. S16; alfalfa. 20. .
MILLFEED Spot prires: Bran. 123.50
24 per ton; shorts, 20 & 26.50; rolled bar-
lev 31.50ifi 32.50.
CORN Whole, $37 per ton; cracked, $33
Fruits and Vegetables.
TROPICAL. FRUITS Oranges, navels.
$1.658 3.25 per box; lemons, $34p4.50 per
hox; bananas, 5c per lb.: pineapples, 4sp6c
per pound; grapefruit. $34r.23; tangerines.
VEGETABLES Artichokes, $1.101.30 per
dozen; tomatoes. California. $2.00; can
bage. $1.50 1.75 per hundred; garlic, 10c
per lb.; peppers. 20ft 25c per pound; egg
plant, 25c per pound; sprouts, 89c per
pound; horseradish, 8tc per pound; cauli
flower, $1.25 per dozen; celery, $4.75 per
crate: lettuce. 12.40a2.50 per crate: cucum
bers.M.."'0 jf 2.50; hothouse lettuce, 7"c4jl
ORE EN FRT'ITS Grapes. $4 per barrel;
cranberries $11 per barrel.
POTATOES Oregon. Jl.40-31'50: Yaki
mas, $1.65 per sack; sweets, a.25&3.50 per
ONIONS Oregon, buying prices, $2 t. o. b.
APPLES t-pltxenhergs. extra fancy, $2.25;
fancy, $2; choice, $1.251.50; Yellow "New
towns, extra fancy, $2; fancy, $1.75; choice,
$1. S3 1.10; Rome Beauty, fancy, $1.50
l.Gu; Winesaps. choice, Jl.15Gpl.35; Stay
man, choice, $1.251.35.
Dairy and Country Produce.
Local Jobbing quotations:
KGliS Jobbing prices: Oregon ranch, can
dfed, 29 Si 30c ter aozen; uncandled, 27 &
28c per dozen.
POULTRY Hens. 1415c: small Springs,
1415c; turkeys, live. 13ff20c; turkeys,
dressed, chslce, 24&25c; ducks, 1214c;
BUTTER Prices from wholesaler to re
tailer: Portland city creamery prints, 60
pound case lots, standard grades. 34c; lower
grades, 28324c; Oregon country creamery
prints, 60-pound case lots, standard makes,
32c: lower grades 2S31c; butter packed
in cubes, 2c less. Prices paid by Jobbers to
producers: Cubes, extras, 29Hc; firsts,
27Hc; seconds, 25c: dairy butter, country
roll. lO'cflSc; butter fat. No. 1. S2c; No.
CHEESE Oregon triplets. Jobbing buying
prices, 20c per pound, f. o. b. dock Port
land: Young Americas, 21c per pound.
VEAL Fancy. 9c per pound.
PORK Fancy, 9Hc per pound.
Local Jobbing quotations:
SALMON Columbia River. 1-pound talis.
$2.30 per dozen; one-half flats. $1.50; 1
pound flats. 52.50; Alaska pink. 1-pound
HONEY Choice, $3.23 per case.
NL'TS Walnuts, sack lots, 16c; Lrazll
nuts. l.lMSc: filberts, 10JllSc: almonds,
16;c: peanuts, Sc: cocoanuts. $1 per
dozen: pecans, 10ft2Uc; chestnuts, 10c.
BEANS Small white, 7.20c; large white,
7.15c: lima 6c; bayou, 6 So: pink, 5c,
COFFEE Roasted in drums. 1433c.
SI'UAR Fruit and berry, $7.00; beet,
$6.80; extra O, $6.50; powdered, in barrels,
$7.25; cubes, barrels, $7.40.
SALT Granulated. $15.50 per ton: halt
ground. loOs. $9.50 per ton; 50s, $10.50 per
ton; dairy. $14 per ton.
RICE Southern head, pound;
broken. 4c. Japan style, 4H&5c.
DRIED FRUITS Apples, 8c per pound;
apricots. 133 15c; peaches." Sc; .prunes,
Italians, S'gOc: raisins, loose Muscatels, 8c;
unbleached Sultanas, (MlOc; seeded, 9c;
dates, Persian, K'c pound: fard, $1.65 per
box; currants. hV4Wl2c: figs. 0 -ounce,
$2; 10 4-ounce, $2.25; 3'! 10-ounce. $2.40; 12
10-ounce, S5c: bulk, white, IQSc; black, 6c
Hons, Wool. Hides. Etc.
HOPS 1915 crop. 105fl3c per pound.
HIDES Salted hides, 23 pounds and up.
15c; salted stage. 50 pounds and up, 11c;
salted kip, 15 pounds to 2. pounds, 16c
salted calf up to la pounds, 19c; green
hides. 2.i pounds and up, 13c; green stags,
5 pounds and up, HHc; green kip. 15
pounds to 25 pounds, 16c; green calf, up to
1.1 pounds, 19c: dry flint hides, 2rtc; dry
flint calf, up to pounds, 28c; dry salt
WOOL Eastern Oregon, lS25c; valley,
2G h 26c.
MOHATP. Oregon, 229c per pound.
C A SCAB A BARK Old and new, 4c per
PELTS Dry Icng-wooled pelts, 17c; dry
short-wooled pelts. 13c; dry shearlings, 10ts
l.c each: salted shearlings, 15Gj 25c each
dry goat, long hair, 25c each; dry goat
shearlincs, 10:320c each; salted long-wooled
pells, February. $1.2o2 each.
HAMS All sizes, choice, 19c; standard.
17?4c: skinned. 1417c; picnics. 9ttc; cot'
tage roll. 13'ic.
BACON Fancy. 272Sc: standard, 219
22c: choice. 15'.'W2PC.
DRY SALT Short, clear backs, 11H 9
13c: exports. lHi13c; plates, 9fflOHc
LARD Tierce basis, kettle rendered, llc;
standard. Itic: compound, lufcc
BARREL GOODS Mess beef, $18; plate
beef. $19; plate pork. $1S; tripe.. $10,509
KEROSENE Water white. drums, bar
rels or tank wagons, 10c; cases, 1720a
GASOLINE Bulk. ISc; rases, 2514c;
naptha. drums. 15 jc: cases. 2214c
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, S9c; raw,
cases, 94c; boiled, barrels, 91c; boiled.
TURPENTINE: In tanks, 67c; in cases.
1 4c: 10-case lots, lc less.
WOOL TRADE IS ABOVE NORMAL
Prires Firm and Higher on Low and Medium
BOSTON. Feb. 17. The commercial Bulle
etin will sav tomorrow:
Business has continued steadily and above
the normal in volume during the week and
prices are generally firm to higher, espe
cially on certain low and medium wools.
Fine wools have not made any general ad
vance, although they are very strong. The
situation at the mills is very healthy and
values on goods, yarns and tops are strength
Advices from the West indicate that con
trading Is contlnuin- slowly at prices fully
on a level with selling prices in the East
ern markets. x
Scoured basis: Texas, fine. 12 months, 72
75c: fine eight months, 62 ? 65c.
California Northern, 72'y76c; Southern,
Oregon Eastern, No. 1 staple. 76780;
Eastern clothing. 706 72c; valley. No. 1,
62 ij 63c.
Territory Fine staple, goc: fine medium
staple, 73 ft 76c: fine clothing, 73 Q 75c; fine
medium clothing. 70f'71e; half-blood comb
ing. 7fS77c; three-eighths-blood, combing,
Pulled extra. 7S?80r; A A, T57Sc; fine
A, 70 72c; A supers, i5g:6Sc.
NEW YORK. Feb. 1. Copper, firm; elec
rrolvtic. near by, 2S.o0c; June and later,
Iron, steady and unchanged.
Metal exchange quoted tin firm spot.
41 S7dj 4;.25c.
The metal exchange quotes lead firm;
spot, 6.27 ie bid.
Spelter not quoted.
Chlcafo Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO. Feb. It. Butter higher, cream
Eers higher: receipts 3743 rases; firsts,
;323tc: ordinary firsts. 223214c; at
market, cases included, 20 23c.
Hops at New York.
KS W YORK. Feb. 18. Hops' Quiet.
RAILS ABE FIRMER
Stocks Gradually Recover
- From Recent Declines.
METALS STRONG FEATURE
Steel Advances on Prediction o
Record - Breaking Earnings for
Current Quarter Bonds Are
Acquired From Abroad.
NEW YORK. Feb. IS. Gradual but gen
eral recoveries from low levels of the early
week, were made in today's dealings. Trad'
Ing was dull and subject to minor reversals
during the forenoon, but the undertone was
more confident and stable. Continuance of
the current hlh nressure of activity and ex
pansion in general trade was again reflected
in the heavy bank clearings.
Coppers and other metal shares featured
the operations to an unusual degree. Butte
& Superior and American Zinc being espe
cially prominent at new high records. Zinc's
maximum at 84 was accompanied by con
slderable activity, making that issue the
leader. Anaconda. Utah and Chino. aJso reg
istered gains of a point or more.
War issues were- mainly irregular, but
came forward in the later dealings.
The automobile group was under intermit
tent pressure, likewise petroleums, Amer
ican Woolen and some other obscure special
ties, but sugars. United Fruit, Mercantile
Marines and American Tobacco proved more
than an offset.
Traders for the long account were encour
aged by the firmness of rails, that division.
under Reading's lead, making a fair re
sponse on moderate purchases. Canadian
Pacific scored a further recovery from Its
recent severe setback and other Canadian
issues moved In sympathy.
United States Steel was only moderately
active, but strong in connection with fore
casts, of record-breaking earnings for the
current quarter. Announcement that the
Steel Corporation had acquired from abroad
approximately $23,000,000 of its first mort
gage bonds for sinking fund purposes con
stituted another bullish factor for that stock
Total sales of stocks amounted to 425,000
Bonds responded to the improved tone or
stocks, although trading in that division
Total sales, par value, were $3,270,000.
United States bonds were unchanged on
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
" 3 200
Alaska Gold. . . .
i 1 2 14
i 02 "4
Am Beet Sugar.
Am Sm & Refg.
Amer Sug Refg.
Am Tel & Tel. .
Bait & Ohio
Br Rap Trans..
Chi Or West
Chi Mil & St P.
Chi & N W
c R I & P Ry..
Chino Copper. ..
Colo Fu & Iron.
D A R G pfd. . .
Ort North pfd . .
Gt Nor Ore ctfs.
Int Cons Corp..
Int Harv. N J..
K C Southern..
Louis & Nitsh. ,
M K A T pfd. ..
Nat'l Biscuit ...
N Y Central ....
N Y, N H & H.
Nor & Western.
Pnc Tc! & Tel..
Pull Pal Car... .
Ray Cons Cop..
Rep Ir & Steel..
U S Steel
W'abash B rM . .
4.900 66H 6374
S00 40 47.1
3.00O 2714 26
O6S00 7034 68
Total sales for the day. 425,000 shares.
U S ref 2s reg. .99 Northern Pac 5s. 6614
17 S ref 2s coup . '99 i Pac r fc T ...i"i'
TT S 3s rear 102 IPenn con
C S 3s coupon. 102
U S 4s reg '11014
U S 4s coupon. 111
Am Smelts 6s.. 11 114
Atchison gen 4s 94
NYC gen 314. 11414
Northern Pae 4s 94
South Pae ref 4s 90
do cv os 10.1
Union Pac -4s... 97
do cv 4s 94
tT S Steel 5s 105
Anglo-French 5s. 91
Mining Stocks at Boston.
BOSTON, Feb. IS. Closing quotations:
Arls Com 9 14! Osceola 93
Calumet & Ariz 74 JQuIncy 95
Cal & Hecla 37'. ISharnon 12
East Butte Cop.
Isle Roy (Cop).
North Butta .
11: Sup Bos Mln. 3
jo Tamarack' 51 14
93 U 3 Sm, n & M 6214
29 i do pfd
1714 "Hh Con
29 Wolverine ....
70!7-5utte & Sup..
Money. Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Mercantile paper.
3&3 per cent.
Sterling exchange. 60-da.y bills, $4.71;
demand. $4.7614: cables, $4.76.
Bar silver, 56 c.
Mexican dollars. 43 e.
Oovernment bonds steady; railroad bonds,
Time loans easy: 60 days. 114 per cent; 90
days, 214 per cent; six months, 23 per
Call money steady. High 2 per cent; low.
1 per cent: ruling rate 1 por cent; last
loan. 2 per cent; closing Old, 1 per cent.
offered at 2 per cent. '
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. IS. Mexican dol
lars. 41c: drafts, sight, .01 per cent: do tele
graph, .03 per oant. Sterling. 60 days,
$1.71; demand, $4.76; cable. $4.76.
LONDON, Feb. 18. Bar silver, 26d per
Money, 4414 per cent.
Discount rates, ehort bills and three
months, 5 per cent.
Stocks Quiet at London.
LONDON, Feb. 18. The American securi
ties on the stock market were quiet with
only a fair business being done in Canadian
MORE COFFEE TONNAGE 18 AVAILABLE
Brazilian Government-Owned Line Pressed
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Reports that the
Brazilian government had taken steps to
pffece increased ocean tonnage at the dis
posal of the coffee trade served to check
renewal of the bull movement tn the
market for coffee futures here today, and
causd a sharp break in prices. The market
opentd at an advance of 4 to 7 points in
response to firmer official cables from
Brazil, and prices sold 5 to 12 points net
higher during the early trading, with May
selling at &.ooc and December at 9.37c, the
latter month establishing a new high rec
ord for the movement. After yesterday!
rather sharp reaction under realizing, the
early market seemed more sensitive to buy
ing orders. Selling became very active and
general, however, after the publication here
of Washington advices Indicating that
steamships of a line owned by the Brazilian
government were to carry coffee to this
country in order to offset the withdrawal
of British steamers from the coffee trade
and May contracts sold off t 7.80c, while
December broke to 8.10c In the late trading.
trade interests bought on the decline.
and closing prices were a point or two
up from the lowest at a net loss of 13 to
. u ...... c.u. i nn msxA i -.
February. 7.66c: March. 7.71c: April. 7.76e;
May, 7.S2C: June, 7.S6c; July, 7.91c; August,
7.94c; September, 7.99c; October. 8.04c;
November, S.07c; December, $S.12c; January,
Spot Nominal; Rio 7s, 9?4c; Santos 4s,
The cost and freight market was ex
tremely unsettled, and no quotations seemed
avuiiablo for Santos grades. There were
reports of Rio 7s offered at 9.15, London
credit. The official cables reported ad
vances of TO to 125 reis in the Brazilian
markets and of l-16d in Rio exchange on
SAV FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET
Prices Current on Butter, Eggs, Fruits,
Vegetables, Etc., at Bay City.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18. Butter
Fresh extras, 32c; prime firsts, 3014c; fresh
Eggs Fresh firsts, 22c; pullets. 1914c.
Cheese New, 17,4c; Young Americas,
Vegetables Egg plant, 10 20c: turnips.
60 6' 65c; Lima beans, 121415c; string
benns, 121415c; bell peppers, 2025c;
cucumbers, $22.25. '
Onions California, $1.7502.25.
Fruit Lemons, $2.753.50; g-rapefrulV
$1.50S2.75: oranges, $2.15l32.70; bananas,
Hawaiian. 50cfn$1.5O; pineapples, Hawaiian,
$2W3; grapefruit, $1.502.75.
Potatoes Delta. $1.S31.50; Salinas, $1.73
2; sweets. $2.402.10.
Receipts Flour, 2240 quarters; barley,
2495 centals; beans, 1318 sacks; potatoes,
1645 sacks; hay, 425 tons.
Dried Fruit at New Tork.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Evaporated apples,
dull. Prunes, firm. Peaches, quiet.
HOG RECEIPTS ARE FAIR
NOTHING WOW SELIIITG AT YARDS
OYER EIGHT CENTS. '
Supply ot Other Classes ot
la Small and the Prices
There war a fair run of hogs at the yards
yesterday, but receipts in other lines were
light. The trading was principally in the
hog division, where $8 was the best price
available for tho grade of swine offered.
A steady tono prevailed in the cotton
market. Mutton material was scarce and
prices continued firm.
Receipts were 46 cattle, 844 hogs and
sheep. Shippers were:
With, cattle W. E. Jones, Parma, one car.
With hops Farmers' Society of. Equity.
Knna. one car; Grover Bros., New Plymouth,
two cars: A. E. Jensen, lone; J. D. Dins
more. West Stay ton; J. E. Parish, Jeffer
son; J. E. Smith Newberg. and G. W. Ayer,
Salem, one car each.
With mixed loads C. E. Lucke. Molalla,
one car hogs and sheep; Peoples Market.
Corvallls, one car cattle and hogs.
The day s sales were as iouowp:
1 130 $6.50!
12 cows. .
3 cows. .
J cow . . .
1 cow. . .
1 cow. . .
6 cows. .
1 bull.. .
1 steer. .
2 hogs. .
5 hogs. .
.1.25,10 cows.. .
4.50 1 steer. . .
4.0O;17 steers. .
5.00 15 steers. .
5.001 0 steers. .
4.2.1 4 steers. .
5.50 2 steers. .
7.OO13- hogs.. .
8.0059 hogs.. .
7.90 6S hogs
6. 752 hogs
7.00 1 hog
6.75; 23 hogs....
S.oOl 1 hos
ft.OO' 1 hog
6 R.H36 hogs.. . .
25 hogs. .
IS hogs. .
2 hogs. .
1 hog. . .
27 hers. .
3 ewes. .
1 calf. ..
2 cows. .
7 hogs. . .
3 hogs. . .
4 hogs.. .
2) hogs.. .
The range of prices at the local yards for
various classes or livestock iouows:
Choice steers .
Choice cows .
B ea vy ........
6.75 'ft 7.00
5 .10 fir 6.7.1
4.75 mi 5.20
4 OOffi 6.40
3 00 f 3.23
7 50 It 8.00
7 OOrffS 00
. 5.75 ft' 7.00
Omaha Livestock Market.
OMAHA. Feb. 18. Hogs Receipts,
000; lower: heavy
fS: pigs, S6.757
$7.93 15-8.10: light. S7.90
bulk of sales, sj.yo
Cattle Receipts. 170O; steady; native
steers, $6 258.75: cows and heifers, $..2.
(S0 25; Western steers, $67.7.1; Texas
steers. O G.70; stockers and feeders,
Sheep 2SO0: rtrnng; yearlings. JS.2.if
8.75; wethers. $7.25iS: lambs. $10.50(g 11.10.
Chicago Livestock Slarket.
CHICAGO, Feb. IS. Hogs Receipts, 3.1.
000; weak, mostly 10c under yesterday's
average: bulk. $8.108.30; light. $7.75.S.:iO;
mixed. JS8.:: heavy, $7.958.35; rough,
$-7.95S.10. pigs, $11.25 7.40.
Cattle r.eceipts, 2000; weak; native beef
steers, $6.60(!f 9.65; Western steers. $6.70
8 1.1- stockers anil feeders, $5.50(?7.25: cows
and 'heifers. $3.15miS.20: calves, $S.60ffl1l.25.
Fhrep Receipts, 80(H); steady; wethers,
$7.7Cfi'S.,"0: lambs, $9 ffl 1 1
RETAILERS BUY HEAVILY
JOBBERS INCREASE; ORDERS TVITH
MILLS AND SELLING AGENTS.
Pressure to Make Early Deliveries In
dicates Rapid Expansion of
NEW YORK. Feb. 18. Tomorrow Dun's
Review will say:
Accumulation of forward business is only
limited by the ability and disposition of
manufacturers to further extend commit
ments. Disproportion between demand and
supply heretofore apparent in comparative
ly few lines is spreading, and it is increas
ingly manifest that productive and dis
tributing facilities have not kept pace with
the rapid growth in requirements.
Scarcity of materials Is a more noticeable
feature and in the West and South, as n the
East, it is much easier to una ouyers man
to obtain merchandise. Frequent com
plaints are still heard of tardy deliveries,
but moderate progress Is made in relieving
the traffic congestion and there was a 60
per cent reduction tn the number of idle
freight cars during January. Pressure upon
the transporting interests is further re
flected in the substantial gain in gross earn
ings last month, improvement in the South
being general and iu some instances quite
Unsolicited business continues of heavy
volume in iron and steel.
Vnder the stimulus of large buying by re
tailers, Jobbers of drygoods are increasing
orders with mills and selling agents, and
prices are advancing sharply.
Various influences still combine to re
strict cotton exports, but domestic consump
tion continues in unprecedented volume.
Millions in Copper Earnings.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. IS.
Net earnings of more than $11,000,000 for
tlie last three months of 1915 are shown
by the quarterly report of the Utah Copper
Company, the Chino Copper Company and
the Rav Consolidated Copper Company, is
sued here todav. The I'tah Copper Com
panv's net earnings for the quarter totaled
$6.9111.203 and dividends $2.43(5,733; the
Chino Ccpper Company net revenue, $2,461.
716; dividends, $SfiO,SO; and Ray Consol
idated Copper Company net earnings, $1,
77S.5G7; dividends. $777,4S2.
' Naval Stores.
SAVANNAH. Ga., Feb. IS. Turpentine
Nothing doing: last sale February 15 at ,"3c:
receipts, SI barrels; shipments, S23 barrels;
stock. 10.094 barrels.
Rosin Dull; tales, 6S barrels; receipts,
3S0 barrels; shipments, 1976 barrels; Btock,
53.554 barrels Quote: A, B, C, D, E. F. G,
$5.20; H, I. $5.25; K. $5.S5; M, $0.20; N,
$6.75; WG, 0.S0; WW, 7.
Extra Dividends Are Declared.
NTSW YORK. Feb. IS. The Republic Iron
& .Steel Company today declared an extra
dividend of 1 per cent on the preferred
stock in addition to the regular quarterly
dividend of 1 per cent. This leaves Is
per cent In deferred dividends still due ou
the preferred shares.
New Tork Sugar Market.
NEW YORK, Feb. IS. Raw sugar Firm;
centrifugal, 5.08c; molasses. 4.31c.
Refined sugar 15 to 25 points higher;
cut loaf. 7.4oc; crushed, 7.26c: mould A,
6.75: cubes. 6.75c; XXXX powdered, 6.40c
powiered, 6.35c; diamond A, 8.25c; confec
tioners- A. o.iuc; xyo,
ALL GRAINS TAKEN
European Buying of Wheat,
Corn and Oats.
CHICAGO PRICES HIGHER
Advance Aided by Bullish Cables
From Liverpool and Argentina.
Condition of Domestic. Winter
Crop Causes -.Apprehension.
CHICAGO, Feb. 18. Liberal export buy
ing, which followed an advance in Liverpool
quotations, gave strength today to the wheat
market here. Prices closed firm at 34Gi"4c
to Hc not higher, with May at $1.29T
and July at $1.23 SS1.24. Corn gained 14
c to 94c Oats 9sc to 145c and iro
vlsions 5c to 1714c
Announcements that export sales would
aggregate 1.200,000 bushels accompanied the
advance of wheat to the highest point of tho
day. The top level waa reached Just before
the close of trading, but the market all
through the season had an upward slant
most of the time. It was reported that of
ferings in Great Britain were exceedingly
small and reserves dangerously low. Word
rwas at hand also that the government of
Argentina was advising farmers to hold
their wheat and was urging that Europe
must huy at any cost. Complaints regard
ing the condition of the domestic Winter
crop tended furtner to give an advantage
to the bulls.
Coarse grains were firmer. Foreigners
were taking both corn and oats, but mainly
corn. The effect of good weather and of
relatively large receipts of com was thus
more than offset.
Provisions advanced notwithstanding
decline In ti-.e value of hosrs. Commission
houses were generally on the buying side.
After the upturn, packers led the selling
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Open. High. Low. Closo.
$1.2914 $1.3014 $1.2814 $1.29'4
1.23 1-2414 1.2214 1.23
7874 .7914 ."R',4 .7914
78& .791 .78 .7894
4514 -46 .45 .46
20.70 20.90 20.70 21) S7'4
10.2214 10.3214 10.2214 10.3214
10.40. 10.50 10.40 10.50
11.50 11.60 11.45 11.55
11.70 11.70 11.65 11.65
Cash prices were:
Wheat No. 2 red, S1.3S;
No. 3 red
$1.26 (911.27 Vb ; No. 2 hard,
No. 3 hard. $1.24 ffl 1.27X .
Corn No. 2 yellow, nominal; No. 4
low. 72(8' 74c: No. 4 white. 72 14 ffi 73 54c
Oats No. 3 white, 46Viti47c; standard,
Rye No. 2. $1.
Barley 6S 77c.
Timothy $r..50 8.
Clover $10 20.
Primary receipts Wheat. 1. 581.00O
739.000 bushels: corn, 1. 763.0O0 vs. 925,000
bushels: oate. 916.000 vs. 920.000 bushels.
Shipments Wheat. 859.000 vs. 631,000
bushels; corn, 695.000 vs. 618.000 bushels
oats. 963.000 vs. 873.000 bushels.
Clearances Wheat. 1.009.000 bushels
corn, 290.000 bushels; oats, 399,000 bushels
flour, 33,000 barrels.
Foreign Grain Markets.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. IS. Cash wheat Id
higher. Corn Ud to Id lower.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS. Fob. 18. Wheat May,
$1.2SI4; July. $1.26. Cash. No. 1 hard
$1.3414: No. 1 Northern. $1.29 li 1.33 14 ; No.
2 Northern, $1.2314 1.30.
Eastern Cash Grain Markets.
CHICAGO, Feb. 18. Cash wheat, 14c to 1c
lower. Corn, lc to 114 c lowor on good,
to 3c lower on poor grades.
OMAHA. Feb. 18. Cash wheat unchanged
to lc lowor. Corn lc to 7c lower. Oats, 14c
to 1c lower.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 18. Cash wheat 1c lower.
Corn 14c lower. Oats unchanged to 14c
Eastern Wheat Futures.
DULUTH, Feb. IS. Wheat closed,
$t.2ST4; July, $1.2814-.
WINNIPEG, Feb IS. Wheat closed.
$1.2S?4; July, $1.2714.
Grain at l?.an Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. IS. Spot quota.
tior.s Walla Walla, $1.7714 roll. 80; red Rus
sian. $1.7;Sjil.77i4 : Turkey red, $1.8714 fs
1.90; bluestem, $1.90(81.95: feed barley.
$l.S3'.3f 1.3S; brewing, $1.40 1.42 14 ; white
oats, $1.45011.4714; bran. 2414251ic; mid'
dlings. o0'fi)31c: shorts, 2514 26c.
Call board Barley: May,. $1.38 14 : Decem
ber, 11.30 bid.
Puget Sound Grain Markets.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. IS. Wheat
Bluestem, $1.11? Turkey red, $1.0S: forty
fold. iSc: club. SSc: fife. 07c: red Russian
96c. Barley, $29 per ton. Yesterday's car
receipts: V. heat, 4; oats, 4; barley, 7; hay,
24; flour, 5.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 18. Wheat Blue-
stem, $1.0.; fortyfoid. $1?T.01; club and
red fife, 97c. Car receipts: Wheat, 49; corn.
4; oats, 4; hay, 25.
New ITaven Earnings Larger.
BOSTON, Feb. IS. Gains in all depart
ments are shown in the report of the Ncn
York. New Haven & Hartford Railroad for
the last quarter of 1015, filed with the
Public Service Commission today. For the
first time In two years the net income shows
a surplus. This amounts to $1,210,821. as
compared with a deficit of $2i2,6(5 in the
last quarter of 1914.
The gross operating revenue was $18,97
741, of which $9,529,070 was from freight
and $7,302,775 from passenger earnings. The
revenue for the same period a year ago was
$15,780,272. Total operating expenses were
$12,56S,744. compared with $ll,o6,677 In
Duliith Linseed Market.
DULUTH. Minn.. Feb. IS. Linseed, cash.
$2.33-14; May, $2.35; July, $2.3514.
MILL RAISES ITS WAGES
MARSHFIELD COMPASY ANNOUNCES
10 PER CEXT INCREASE.
Cat In Salaries Made on May 1 Is More
Than Restored and All Branches
MARSHFIELD. Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Arno Mereen, general superin
tendent of the C. A. Smith Lumber &
Manufacturing Company, today an
nounced an Increase in wages for the
company's entire force of help, in
cluding mill men, shingle operators,
seamen, office men and boom managers,
amounting to an average of more than
10 per cent.
Six hundred men are affected by the
order, and tho increase is' dated for
March 1. The new payroll will be
several thousand dollars larger a
It is implied that the mills, which
have been operating recently on four
and five, days' weekly schedule, will
resume on full time when the new
wage rate takes effect. The workmen
were cut 10 per cent May 1. 1915.
Tono Miners Set New Records.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) All mine records for the Wash
ington Union" Coal Company at Tono
were broken this week wbw crew of
7S miners, on an eight-hour shift, mined
1116 tons. The previous record of 986
tons for 95 men was made in 1913
Louis Sonna. the same day, broke the
individual record when he mined 33
tons in eight hours, the best previous
record being 2D tons.
FIGHT ON PORTLAND LOOMS
Movement Organizes at Hoqnlam to
Oppose Utah Differential.
HOQTJIAAT, Wash., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Southwest lumber mills are or
ganizing: to fight before the Inter
state Commerce Commission, the efforts
of Portland lumbermen to secure a re
newal of the freight differential on
lumber to Utah territory.
A meeting of Grays Harbor lumber
men was held yesterday and a sec
ond meeting will be held tomorrow,
which will be attended also by lum
bermen from Tacoma and Centralia.
Portland and Willamette Valley lum
ber and. shingle mills formerly enjoyed
a differential of two and a half cents
a hundred pounds over the Southwest
ern Washington shippers on lumber
and shingles to Utah district points.
After a long fight before the Inter
state Commerce Commission tho Grays
Harbor and other Southwest mills were
put on the same freight rate basis as
those of Oregon. That order was issued
last October by tho Commission.
The Oregon mills now are asking the
Commission either to restore the old
rates to this dlstgict, or give Portland
territory new rates restoring the
2 IN RACE AT PENDLETON
Roy Ritner and Mayor Best Candi
dates for Legislature.
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Roy E. Ritner. Umatilla County
Representative in the last Legislature,
today announced his candidacy for re
election. Mr. Ritner is a strong advo
cate of good roads and improved high
ways, and promises to devoto most of
his energies to the passage of state
highway laws in conformity with the
recommendations mado by the state
convention of county judges and com
missioners. At the last Legislature he
introduced tho Umatilla County library
bill, fathered a bill making Eastern
Oregon a separate service district, and
was chairman of the committee on
public institutions. V
Mayor J. A. Best, of Pendleton, today
announced he would be a candidate
for the Legislature, duo to urgent re
quests from his friends in the east end
of the county.
CORN FAIR DECIDED UPON
George Commercial Club Takes Up
Plans for Fall.
SANDY, Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.) At
the last meeting of the George Com
mercial and Social Club.it was decided
to start preparations for a community
fair to be held in the Fall, in which
corn exhibits will be a specialty. Al
falfa will come next. John Joyner
and Robert Miller were appointed a
special committee, their duty being to
encourage the growing of high-grade
corn in, tho community, to assist in se
curing good seed and give out infor
mation. C. A. Miller was appointed
to have charge of the alfalfa crop dis
play. Completed plans for the fair will
be made at the next meeting.
Mrs. Henry Smith, Mrs. Peter Rath
and William Lins were appointed a
committee on programme for the en
MINING PROPERTY LEASED
Gilbert Placers on South Fork
Clearwater Klver Taken.'
G RANGE VILLE, Idaho. Feb. 18
(Special.) The Telegram Placer Com
pany, a close corporation luny
financed, has taken a lease and option
on the tiilDert placers on me nuum
fork of the Clesrwater River, 16 miles
above GranErevlile. The consideration
Included In the deal are 120 acres
of rich nlacer ground that will run
from Jl to J2.5U a yard, ana can d
worked merely with a steam shovel
and sluices. J. II. Jones is president,
Charles II. Goodsell secretary and C. b
Uhden vice-president. O. Hamilton
md Greene Smith are the other In
PACKING OUTLOOK BRIGHT
. C. Colt Declares Portland Is Des
tined to Become Great Center.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
Corvallis. Feb. 16. (Special.) C. C.
Colt, president of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce, lectured tooay De-
fore the students in the school of com
merce at the Oregon Agricultural Col-
lego on "Tho Packing Industry in ore
Mr. Colt said that tne trena ot me
cattle industry is westward and that
the Pacific Coast is rapidly gaining in
reputation as a packing center and that
there Is no dount tnat t-orciana is
destined. In the near future, to be one
of the greatest packing cities in tne
DAILY MJrrKOIlOIAXilCAI, HKPORT.
PORTLAND, Feb. IS. Maximum temper
ature, 57 decrees- minimum temperature. 4i
Chance in last 24 hours, 0!) foot fall. Total
rainfall (J P. M. to 0 P. M. ), none. Total
rainfall since September 1, lir. A.t.AJ
nches. Normal rainrau since aeuiemuur ,
i7l inches. Excess of rainfall since Sep
tember 1, 1915. it. SI Inches. Total sunshine.
10 hours 0 minutes. Possible sunshine, 10
hours 30 minutes. Barometer (rcdured- to
sea level) 5 P. M., :10.1J Inches, itelatlve
humidity, 1 P. M.. 47 per cent.
Buise . .
. 1 Ow O. "t
ioo.iM .. SW 'Cloudy
8(10. Of"). .INTVlClear
:tci 0.(C 1 XiViPleir
-.00. CO.. .'N )Clear
Ut 0.0O . SW IPt. cloudy
Duluth 1 0.CX.112 SW
rt n.oo! . . IB
74 0.00 1
3S O.Ooi. .iNW Clear
7410.00,24 SW ICloar
420.00.'N Ft. cloudy
SO 0.00. . SW iClear
0 0.00'. .NW Cloudy
72 0.00 . .IN Clear
200.00 10 SW Cloudy
3;u.l6'. . NS Snow
72 0.00'.' . !N Clear
42 0.04 42 NWICloudy
ei'O.OOI. .1KB iClear
.-.4 O.OO . .iSB IPt. cloudy
80 0.001. .'E Clear
0o. 00)10 SB Clear
57i0.00 . .!SB Clear
40 0.00 12 NW Clear
4N O.0O'. .INW Clear
70W.O0 . .INW Pt. cloudy
North Yalilma. .
02 0.00' .1
SS 0.00L .'SW
A lanre hlch-oressure area overlies the
Rorky Mountain and Plains states and a rie-
ression ot marked energy is passing down
he St Lawrence Valley. The barometer
is relatively lev over the Canadian Kortb-
Transportation is the con
necting link between sor
row and h a p p I n e ?s. be
tween failure and success,
between ignoranco nnd in
telligence, between dnrk
ness and light, between
h e a t h e nism and civiliza
tion, between peace and
war, between life and
death. Without transporta
tion the past would be for
gotten, tho present grow
dim and the future be
blotted out. Transporta
tion means good roads and
good roads mean roads
Warren Brothers Company,
west. Rftin hn fallen In In Middle AUn-
tlc and Nnv Knfrland atittes and snow han
occurre-l In rrtions of the Iak repln miH
T'pper Ohio Valley. It la much colder in
the M Idd lo W est.
roridltJnna nre favnrablV for rnerally fair
weather in this district Saturday.
and vtclniiy Farr;
Kr. A R1SAI.S.
LIVESTOCK MEN GATHER
Stevens County Association Heara
Address by Professor Price.
COLVTLLE. Wash.. Feb. 18 (Spe
cial.) The Stevens County Livestock
Association convened yesterday at the
t-olvllle Chamber of Commerce for a
two days' session. Alex Morrison,
president of the organization, prrsldod.
Karl T. tlates. of Colvillo, is secretary,
and C. M, Baker, of Narlci.se, treas
urer. Professor J. N. Price, of tho dairy
and livestock extension department at
Washington State College, spoke on
scientific methods of feeding.
MONEY NEWS IS CENSORED
CniUKlians Silent About Movements
of Treasure From Russia.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. IS The
Canadian censors refuse to permit any
news to be sent from British Columbia
concerning the Japanese cruisers Chi
tose and Toklwa. which have arrived
at Vancouver and hii h are nald to
have brought fil, 000,000 In Russian
It is said . that the gold will bo
shipped by train to New York, whore
it will be placed in banks to establish
credit for Russian purchases of war
munitions and railroad supplies.
Gresliam Campflre Club Forms.
GRFSHAH, Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
A Ulrls" camprire t:iuh has been or
ganized here and will meet every at-
uraay arternoon in tne i'nniic LJtirar.v
The president is Miss Fsfa Cheelv
(niinoai tnanf jo. a jloi
The Biff, ,
S. S. BEAR
S P. M, Feb. 19.
10O Golden Mllea on
All Katea Include
Ilertha and Meala.
Tahie and Service
The Snn Franrlnro A Portland 9.
Co.. Third and Wash!na-on Street
(with o.-w. It. 4t A. to.) Tel. llroaaV
nar 4S0U, A 6121. ' i
fjonipasnir f.merat TrHnatlant,qim ' i
Sailings From NEW YORK !o BORDEAUX
.Feb. 26. 3 P.M.
.Mar. 1, 3 P. M.
..Mar. 11.3 P.M.
..Mar. 18, 3 P. M.
KOIt INFORMATION ATl'l-Y
'. W. KIIMiF.K. MU Siltli M.
A l. I'll AH ll ON. -'."." M.irriMin Pt.
K.. K. ;AUKION t'. M. M. I'aul ItT.
IHIKSKV II. Mlllll. Ill) Third hi.
f.. 1". HA I KM. 1(10 Third M.
II. IlK kMIN, 3-1 H t mhlnKlon Kt.
NOKTII HANK KOAK, I Hill and Slark St.
1. fi. il'I- A HI. AMI. oil anil ttaMilnctnn ht.
F. it. 1)1 IU, 121 Third Portland.
and Way Landings
Str. Harvest Queen
From Ash-St. Dock S F. 51. dally.
except Saturday. It e t u r n a from
Astoria 7 A. Jl.. except Sunday.
O.-W. R. R. & N. CO.
CITY TICKET OFKICK
Washington at Third.
Broadway -loOO. AS121:
NORTH PACIFIC STEAMSHIP Cl
SANTA BARBARA. I.OS ANGEL,!:
AND SAN DIEGO.
B Steamer Breakwate
Ralla Wednesday. Feb. 23. 8 P. Ml
H Ticket Office 122A Third St.
Phone. Main 1314, A 1314.
0-W. R. & N. C0.
Steamer Harvext Oueen
leaves 7:45 A. M.. Tuesdays.
Thursdays and baturdays for As
toria and way points. Kcturnlin,v
leaves Astoria 7 A. M.. Jlondaya,
Wednesdays and Fridays. ,
Tickets and reservations at O-W
R. & N. (Union Pacific System)
Citv Ticket Office. Washington at
K Third, before 5:30 P. JL: after that
hour at A.sn-sireer qock. A'nonesi
Broadway 4500. A 6121. ;
B( Sunday. I :X0 P. M.. Febmary IO, 'S
Lsan frannsco. I'oniaua o; A.o Anre. M
let Steujnntii Cu.. trunk Bollnm. Krt if
121 Third. bU A Mala M. A