T1TE MORXIXO . ORKGOXJAN. FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 23, 191G. 21 SUGAR UP QUARTER Sharp Advance Is Announced, Effective Today. EASTERN MARKETS STRONG Two-Thirds of Decline That Oc curred Early in Month Has - Been Recovered Broader , Demand for Refined. The anrar market ! rapidly recovering tha loes It experienced In the his drop of T8 cents on September 6. Yesterday refined prices were raised a dime and today there will be another advance of 25 cents. The nenr quotation on standard cane granulated will be 87.80. The total gain since the late drop amounts to SO cents. The highest price f sugar this year," and In fact, the record price for this market, was 18.45. which pre vailed In the early Summer months. The upturn In refined sugar prices Is ae tsxibed . to the scarcity of raws on the Atlantic- seaboard and the strong position of Cuban sellera Commenting on the refined sugar situation, Wlllett as Gray, of New York, say: The amount of the demand for refined agar exceeds sxpeetatlons, as In addi tion to the good business from the local trade, foreign countries have also bought quite freely, the latter business of the week reaching 13,000,000 tons for several countries In Europe as well as South Amer ica. This excellent combined demand for refined eugrar has necessitated our refiners being rather free buyers of raws, and as Cuban sellers were not dls'posed to meet this demand very freely, the market this week has advanced e per pound." Another Eastern authority on sugar writes: "There has been a nice business In re fined sugars done with the smaller coun tries of Europe and with South America, which probably totals 40,000 tons. Including the business dons with the Norwegian gov ernment a short time back, so that while the Individual transactions do not amount to much In themselves in the aggregate it la a substantial business. For the most part the sugar has been sold for Eeptem-ber-rOctober shipment, but In Instances de livery has been extended through November and December,' BAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 21. Sugar prices made another lO-cent advance here today. The new local quotations were $6.70 per hundred pounds, wholesale, and $7.20 to retail trade. NEW YORK. Sept. 2L Raw sugar, firm. Centrifugal, 6.77o; molasses sugar, 4.S7c Refined, firm, 10 points higher. Cut loaf, 7.75c; crushed, 7.80c; mould A, 7.10c; cubes. 7.10c; XXXX powdered, 6.75c; powdered, 6-70c; fine granulated, 6.60a: diamond A, 6.60o; .confectioners' A. 6.50e; No. 1, 6.45c. ' POTATOES ABE SHORT IN EAST Dry Hot Summer Weather Reduced Crop Materially. The potato crop of the Pacific Coast fared better than la other sections, accord ing to a Government report Just issued, which says: A very serious and unusually heavy de cline during August in potato prospects is reported, due almost entirely to the excep tionally dry. hot weather of July and the earlier part of August, a type of weather peculiarly unfavorable to this crop, which cannot endure burning hear. Considerable damage from Insects is mentioned, but little rot or blight. The early crop appears to have suffered most severely In the main potato belt, the late rains having been help ful to the late planted crop. The losses are most severe In Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, although material declines are ' general throughout the country, except the western Plateau and Faclflo Coast states, Whieh show unlfftrm 1 rirrtv m , n t vn la Montana and California. The condition on September 1 gives promise of a crop of 818.000,000 bushels, 46.000.000 less than the Dromlse a month ago, -41,000,000 less than last year's crop, 43.000.000 less than the five-year average, and lower than any crop produced since 1911. . WHEAT SEIX9 AT LOWES PRICES Bluestem Changes Hands at $1.33 at Loral Exchange. The wheat market was barely steady yes tarday. Export demand was lacking and the East was indifferent. Eastern millers. replying to offers, wired that prices asked were all right, but that they did not want to buy now. Where bids were out out in ih country, they met with no response from farmers. At the Merchants' Exchange, where bids Tanged from unchanged to 2 cents lower than Wednesday's, 8000 bushels of October bluestem were sold at tl.33., Fifteen thou sand bushels of bluestem were sold at Seat tle at 81.S2V4 and 6000 bushels of red Rus sian at $1.25. The oats market was dull and easy, with $27 bid on the local board for all deliveries. Barley is the only cereal that Is holding its own here. Argentine wheat shipments this week are estimated at 1,200,000- bushel. Terminal receipts, in cars, were reported by the Merchants' Exchange as follows: Wheat. Bar. Fir. Oats. Hay. Portland, Thursday tit Year ago 40 Season to date. ... , 1266 Year ago 2l48 Tacoma, Wednes. . . 23 Year ago 64 Season to date 15!;: Year ago 2178 Seattle, Wednesday 3 5 Year ago 60 fieason to date. .. . . 141 Year ago 207 6 24 1 13 2 0 87 4S7 466 404 876 2u4 SoS 4tSU 1 ... 3 7 13 ... 2 20 27 ... 63 BOO 119 ... Ill &Uo 2 4 2 4 11 13 4 21 67 48S 884 9.-,5 224 685 08 1117 TCRKISH MELONS FBOSI YAKIMA Northern Grown Fruit Superior to That Brought From California, A car of Turkish melons arrived from Yakima yesterday. They were of very fine quality and superior to any that have been brought here from California. They were quoted at 3 cents a pound. Another car la due in a few days. The Yakima melons are smaller than those from California and this Is an advantage. The short haul also Insures a fresher deliv ery, as the Turkish melon Is not a long keeper. If they can be grown so well in Washington, Willamette Valley growers also should make a suocess In rslsing them. The Turkish' melon is regarded by many as the finest fruit of this kind produced and al most every one who has tried them prefers them to casabas. A car of Ladyflnger gmpes arrived and they were put on sale at u cents a pound. Another car is due Saturday. Concords were In larger supply, but were still held at 25 cents a basket. The peach market was firm at 65 370 cents for ths best Elbertas. EGG PKICES ARE SLOWLY ADVA3.CTNG i-' ' Bayers t Local Exchange Balsa Bid One Half Cent. The scarcity of ranch eggs is causing a eTradual advance in ths local market. At the noon session of the Produce Exchange Sltt cents was bid for case count and 33 cants was asked. There was also a half cent advance in the hid price on extra creamery cubes, 29 cents being offered and SO cents asked. No. -1 Oregon triplets sold at 17 cents. For Tillamook triplets and for young Amer icas 19 cents was asked and 18 cents bid. Oregon cream brick was offered at 27 cents with no bid. Xb.es was sv good market on the atrest for most classes of poultry, except large springs, which are not worth much more ' than hens and will probably soon sell at ths same price. Veal receipts have been large this week, but the market has held steady. Bank Clearings. Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities yesieraay were as follows: Clearings. Portland $2.24,1)17 Seattle a.53G.k77 Tacom 424. 4K5 Spokane 773,32a Balances. $20,957 265,Bto 78.64 PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS Grain, Flour. Feed, Etc Merchants' Kxehanse, noon session. SeDtember delivery. Bid Wheat J Bid. Yr. ago. Bluestem ..-....$ 1.33 $ .feu Fortyfold 1.2 .twj Cluh 1.24 .3"A Red fife - 128 .80 Red Russian 1.23 .73 Oats No. 1 white, feed 27.0O 23.00 5arley No. 1 feed 82.00 23.25 . Futures Bid. October bluestem $ 1.33 November bluestem 1.32 October fortyfold 1.2U November fortyfold 1.20 October club - 1..43 November club .......... ......... 1.23 October red fife 1.26 November red fife 1.26 October Russian L24 November Russian " 1 ' i October oats ................ 27.00 November oats 27. 00 October feed barley 32.00 November feed barley 82.00 uJlli fatents, I6.C0; straights. 860 6.40; exports, $0; Valley, $0.20; whole wheat, $8.S0; graham, $6.60. MILLFEfa Spot prices: Bran. $28.00 per ton; shorts, $25.00 per ton; rolled barley, $o5.50& 36.50. CORN Whole, $42 per ton; cracked. $43 per ton. HAY Producers' prices: Timothy. Eastern Oregon. $16.50lb per ton; timothy. Valley. $15 18 per ton; alfalfa, $14.50 015.50; wheat hay. $13.50 14.50; oat and vetch, $139 13.50; cheat, $12: clover, $10. Dairy and Country i'rodnce. BUTTER Cubes. extras. 29c Jobblns prices: Prints, extras. 32u,34c; butterfat. ino. i, 81c; No. Z, 2c, Portland. ' CHEESK Jobbers' buvlne Drlces f h. dock Portland: Tillamook triplets. 18c: Young America, 10c per pound. &UtiS Oregon ranch, current receipts. 30o per dozen; Oregon ranch, candled, 32o; selects. 34 35c ruu,TKY Hens. 14 315c: broilers. 17c per pound; turkeys, live, 23S240; ducks, 12316c; geese, 10 & 11c. VEAL Fancy, 12Vstel34o per pound. PORK. Far-cy, 12Vo per pound. Fruits and Vegetables. Local Joboing quotations: . TROPICAL. FRUITS Oranges, Valenclas. $4 4.00 per box; lemons, $6 if 7.50 per box: bananas, 4 He per pound; grapefruit. $2,511 &3.7S. VEGETABLES Artichokes, 73c$l par dozen; tomatoes, 60ri65o per crate; cabbage, $1.35 per hundred; peppers, 4Q5o per pound; eggplant, 5tic per pound; lettuce, Uu4a20o per dozen; cucumbers, 255ug per box; celery, ttO7Se per dozen; corn. 10 25c per dozen. POTATOES New, 80c$1.00 per hundred; sweets, 214 3o per pound. ONIONS Oregon buying price. $1.33, country points. GREEN FRUITS Apples, new, 75c$1.40 per box; cantaloupes, 60c&$1.25 per crate; pesches, 4Oy70c per box; watermelons, lc per pound; plums, 75c $1; pears, 76c if $1.50; grapes, (jc 81.3o; casabas, lc; Turkish melons, 80 per pound. . Staple Groceries. Local lobbing quotations: SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound tails, $2.50 per dozen, one-half flats, $1.50; 1 pound flats, $2.50; Alaska pink, 1-pound tails, $1. HONEY Choice, $3.25 per ease. NUTS Walnuts, sack lots, 160; Brazil nuts, 15lsc; filberts, 16a 18c; almonds. 17422c: peanuts, 7Vc; cocoanuta, $1 per dozen; pecans. 15 20c; chestnuts 10c BEANS. Small white. V4c; large white. 9c; Limas, 7 lie. bayou, flic; pink. 7i,c; red Mexicans, 7 He. COFFEii Roasted, In drums. lt35o. SUGAR Fruit and berry, $7.50; Honolulu, $7.45; beet, $7.30; extra C, $7.10; powdered. In barrels, $S; cubes in barrels, $8.25. SALT Granulated, $15.50 per ton; half ground, loos, $10.50 per ton; 60s, $11.30 per ton; dairy, $14 per ton. RICE Southern, head, 4$AHo per pound; broken, 4c; Japan style, 45o. DRIED FRUITS Apples, 60 per pound; apricots, 13 20c; peaches, 8c; prunes, Ital ian. S3 Oo; raisins, loose Muscatels. 80; un bleached Sultanas. 010c; seeded. c; dates, Persian, luc per pound; fard. $1.65 per box; currants. 15 16c; figs, 50 6-ounce, $2; 100 4-ounce, $2.25; 36 10-ounce, $2 40; 12 10-ounce. 85c; bulk, white, 7&8o; black, 6c per pound. Provisions. HAMS All sizes, choice, 23Ho; standard, 22c; skinned. 20Hr21i,c; picnics, 14ftc: cottage rolls. 16c. BACON Fancy. 2931c; standard, 250 26-; choice, lS24c. DRY SALT Short, clear backs. 15 16Hc; export. 16H18c; plate. 1214c LARD Tierce basis, kettle rendered. 18c; standard, 15S4: compound, 12Hc. BARREL GOODS Mess beef, $18- plate beef. $22; brisket pork. $23,&t; tripe,' $10.50 a 11.50. Bops, Wool, Hides. Etc HOPS 1918 crop, nominal; 1919 crop, 86100 per pound; fuggles, 12c per pound. HIDES Salted hides, 23 pounds and up, 17o; salted hides, 60 pounds and up. 12c; salted kip, 15 pounds to 25 pounds, 17c; salted calf, up to 15 pounds. 23c; green hides. 50 pounds and up. 15c: rreen stags. 60 pounds and up. 11c: green kip" 15 pounds 17c; dry flint hides. 2Sc; dry flint calf, up to 7 pounds, 80c; dry salt hides. 24c WOOL Eastern Oregon, fine. 23029c: coarse. 30 32c; Valley. 30 32c tASCAKA BARK. Old and new. 4 c per t-E.i-.io ury long-wooled pelts. 21e; dry - " """J J""i, no: ory snearllngs. 10 23c each; salted lamb pelts, 75ci$L25 salted short-wool pelts, 50cS$l. TAXLOW No, 1, o; No. 2. 6e; grease, 4a. ' Oils. KEROSENE Water whit, drums, barrels or uni oagons. luftc; cases, 1821c. bASULi.NiS Bulk. 20c; cases, 23o; napthu. drums, l&o; cases. 25c. LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, S6c; raw cases. 91c; boiled, barrels, 88c; boiled. . AL.itfJs.NTINE In tanks, 67c; In cases. BROCCOLI GROWING TO BE EXTENDED Cottage Grove Will Begin Production for rastern Markets. COTTAGE, GROVE. Or.. Sept. 21. (Sne- olal.) Impetus was given to the proposed raising 01 broccoli here by the visit of J. ai. twin, .of Chicago, representing a com mission firm of that city, which handles the Rogue Elver broccoli. Mr. Gwlti said that there was absolutely no question of a ready market for the product at good prices, providing It is raised right and packed properly for market. He stated that the Oregon broccoli comes onto the market aftjsr all other supplies have oeen exnausiea, ana, tnererore, has the markets of the world to itself. Ha also stated that theOregon broccoli is the equal of any in the world and superior to most of tne oroccoii put on tne marKet. LaBt year Roseburg growers shipped 243.- 022 heads, for which they received 9 cents a head at Roseburg. They were unable to furnish enough to supply the Eastern de mand, and. tne market is being so raDldlv developed that there Is littls danger of over-supplying it. ' Metal Market. NEW YORK. Sept. 21. Copper, firm; elec trolytic, 27 28.25c. Iron, steady and unchanged. The Metal Exchange quotes tin quiet; spot offered at 39.50c. The Metal Exchange quotes lead, 6.90 a 7.10c. Spelter, easy. East fit. Louis delivery, 9o asked. London Wool Sales. LONDON, Sept. 21. There was spirited competition for the 8000 bales offered at the wool auction sales today. Prices wsre firm and the lower grades sold more freely. The auction will close tomorrow. Cotton Market. NEW YORK. Sept. 21. The cotton futures market closed today at a net advance of 14 to 16 points. Spot cotton Quiets middling upland. 16.15c; no sales. Dnluth Unseed Market. DTTLUTH. Sept. 21. Linseed, on track. $2.Ot3 2.10; to arrive. $2 09; September $2.09: October, $2.09; November, $2.09; December, $2.08 asked; May, $2.12. Hops Firmer at New York. NUV7 YORK. Sept. 21. Hops, firmer. Fa clflo Coast, 1916, 13S180. Wool, steady. Chicago Dairy Produce. CHICAGO, Sept. 2L Butter, higher. Creamery. 29 33c. EggamRsceipta, 6404 caseti nnrhsngerl, BEAR ATTACK FAILS Upward Swing in Stock Prices Is Still On. STEEL AGAIN GAINS POINT General Advance In Coppers Favor ably Affects Entire List Ralls Improve at Expense of Short Interest, NEW YORK. Sept. 21. Thv striking fea ture of todays sssslon. In which sales ran over a million shares for the thirteenth consecutive full day, was the futile effort of an aggressive speculative faction to depress prices. Initial quotations were mainly higher, some substantially so, tut a series of bear attempts effaced this advan tage before the end of the first hour, leav ing the list rather unsettled. These tactics were successfully maintained until the middle of the day, vhen conditions Improved, chiefly In conseauenee of an other and more general advance in cop pers, those issues responding to announce ment that producers and agents had ad vanced the price of the metal for Novem ber delivery to 2S cents. new maximums were maae oy lemains metals. Anaconda rising to 95, Utah to 90 and Inspiration to 64. Related lssus were corresponding strong on further ad vances In lead, spelter end by-products. Dealings In the metal shares were on the largest scale of the year, amounting to about 80 per cent of the whole. L'nited States Steel lifted the list to the day's highest level in the final hour on Its advance to the new record of 109, pass ing Its previous top by almost a point. Rails and other Investments moved up one to more than two points, gains being effected almost wholly at the expense of the short interest, which surrendered such prospective profits as the previous day's Irregular market may have yielded. Many minor issues, such as leathers, sugars, Mexicans and some equipments par ticipated "mora or less generally in the re covery with shipping- stocks and motors. A conspicuous exception wss General Motors, which fell 65 points to 6S0, that decline, however, hardly offsetting Its recent ad vance of about 175 points. Total sales of stocks amounted to 1.355,00v shares. Francs and marks were slightly firmer, with other foreign remittances unaltered. More rold was reported to be on the way from England, and French credit negotia tions were continued. Bonds were strong, with an Increased de- mand ror investments. Total sales, par value, $3,970,000. United States bonds were unchanged on call, with coupon 4s lower by i per cent on sales. , CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Closing rai. mgn. Am Beet Sugar.. 7.000 B5 American tjan. .. eiw Am Car sr Fdry.. 8.700 American Loco.. 6.6f0 Am Sm & Refg.. 45.000 Am Pus Ref?... 1.600 Am Tel Tel... 2.000 Am Z L A S 8.000 Anaconda Cop.. 128.600 Atchison 2.100 Baldwin Loeo, .. 27,600 Bait & Ohio 2.700 Br Rap Transit.. 700 B ft S Copper. . . Calif Petrol Canadian Pacif.. Central Leather. Ches & Ohio. . . . Chi Mil A St P. . Ch! & N West... CRISP Ry 2.000 c hlno Copper. . Colo Fu & Iron. . Corn Prod Refg. Crucible Steel. .. Distil Securities. Erie General Electric. Gt North pfd. . .. Gt Nor Ore ctfs. . Illinois Central.. Int Consol Corp. Inspiration Coo. Int Harv, N J 117 Int M.M pfd Ctfs. S0.800 k. u boutnam . . . Kennecott Cop. . Louis & Nash. . . Mexican Petrol.. Miami Copper. . . M K A T pfd. . .. Missouri Pacific. Montana Power. National Lead.. Nevada Copper. . New York Cent. . N Y N H A H.. . . Norfolk West. Northern Pacific 12.200 11.20O 13.100 3.900 11,900 POO 1.200 1.000 Pacific Mall 1.000 rac 1 ei sr 1 ei . . ...... Pennsylvania.... 8.900 Ray Consol Cop.. 5.40O Reading 84,300 Rep Iron 4 Steel. 26.400 Shat Ariz Cop. . . 4.100 Southern Pacific 5. 000 57 25 112 67", 31 101 24 131 25 217 147 S3 129 109 121 80 29 90 Southern Ry. .. . 2,500 Studebaker Co. .. 14.400 Tennessee Cop. . Texas Co Union Pacif. . ... do pfd TJ S Ind Alcohol. 6.&00 3 600 S9.0OO 1,000 8. POO 176. ROO U S Steel.. do pfd 1.700 TJtah Copper. .. . 27.100 Wabash rfd B.. 600 Western t'nion. . 1,800 Westlns Elect. . . 12.50ft 6."V -xoiai sa.e tor tne aay, l.aoo.uw snares. BONDS. U 6 ref Bs rer. .99 INorthern Pao 8a 66 TJ B ref 2s coup.9 Pac TAT 5s. ..101 U S 3s reg MOOVi Penn con 4s..104 U S 8s coupon. 100 South Pac ref 4s 89 H S 4s reg 100 do cv 5s 104 U S b coupon. .110 ITnlon Pao 4s... 9 Am Smelter 6s.. Ill t do cv 4s 94 Atchison gen 4S. 92lTT 6 Steel 6s 106 NYC deb s. . .113 lAnglo-French 6s. 954 Northern Pao 4s 91s Bid. Mining- Stocks at Boston. BOSTON, Sept. 21. Closing quotations: Alloues ....... 67'Mohawk 91 Aris Com 12 Niplsslng Mines. 8 Calumet & Aris. 72 Csl A Heela. .. .355 North Butte.... 21 Osceola ... tu Centennial .... Cop Range Con East Butte Cop Franklin Granby Con .. Greene Can . . . 13 Oulncy . 63 Shannon 9 16 (Superior 16 8!up A Bos Min. 6 91 i amarack Utah Con Winona . Wolverine . .. 80 49 .. 14 ... 6 ... 47 Isle Rrty (Cop). 31 Kerr Lake ..... 4 Lake Copper. ... 13 V Etc. Money, Exchange, NEW YORK, Sept. 21. Mercantile paper. 3 per cent. sterling. 60-day bills. $4.T1; demand. $4.78 11-16; cables. $4.79 7-16. Francs, de mand. $5.S6: cables, $5.85. Marks, demand. "o; cables. 7uic. Kronen, demand, 12c; oables. 12c. Guilders, demand, 41f. fahloa SlUe. 7.1rM riTnn 1A4.4. cables, $6.41. Rubles, demand, 82 c; cables 33c. Bar silver. 68c Mexican dollars, 53 c Government bonds, steady; railroad bonds, strong. Time loans, easier, 60 and 90 days, 8 9 8 per cent; six months, 8t?3 per cent. Call money, steady. HiKh. 2 per cent: low, 2 per cent: ruling rate. 2 per cent: last loan, 2 per cent; closing bid, 2 per cent; oixerea ai per cent. SAN FRANCISCO Sept. 21. Sterling. $4.71; demand. $4.75; cables, $4.70. Mexican dollars. 62 o. LONDON, Sept. 2L Bar sliver. 82 Ha pr ounce. Money. 4 per cent. Discount rates: Short bills, 6 6 per cent; tnree monies, 01 wan per cent. Stocks Steady at London. LONDON, Sept. 21. American securities were quietly steady on the Stock Exchange here today. Copper snares improved on good American aavices. Money and discount rates were unchanged, British and French treasury bills were In good demand, consols hardened. : Coffee Futures Close Lower. NEW YORK. Sept. 21. An early rally was followed by rsnewed weakness In the market for coffee futures today, with most deliveries making new low ground for the movement Inw the- late trading. The open lng was Irregular, December being - two points lower, while other months were one to tour points higher on scattered covering or a little fresh buying, which may have been based on reports that European buyers were a little more active In Brazil. Active months sold two to six points net higher during the morning, out aeraanoi tapered off on the advance and the market eased off from 8.83c to 8-75o for March and from 8.S9o to S.&Or for May under Wall street and trade selling. The close was four to seven points lower. Bsles. 57,230 bags. Claslng bl4u atmbr. 8.8O0 October, i.ow. Dia. 03 94 ft4 n ;i L 67 78' 77 78, 110 107 110 111 111 111 133 132 133 44 42 43 5H 931 94 105 103 105 89 84 87 S9 SS 8A 85 R5 9.400 65 H 64 65 500 23 22 22 400 178 178 178 23,800 67 64 67 4.400 65 63 64 8.000 95 0.1 95 SOO 127 126 126 2.000 19 18 18 9.2O0 65 53 64 11,200 54 B2 54 400 15 15 15 81.900 92 80 t 91 1.600 47 47 47 8.900 89 -83 39 2,200 174 173 174 8.100 120 119 120 16..100 44 42 44V; 400 1 03 102 102 500 17 17 17 95.200 H 81 63; 120 117 120 BOO 23 V 231 Z.1"t 63.100 54 63 64 180 113 119 113 39 88 89ft 10 300 . 4 4 93 74 70 72 22 21 21 107 107 107 60 Zi 60 60 131 130 130 112 111 111 27 26 26 85U 67 67 25 25 110 1111 64 64 30 81 100 101 24 24 12S 130 23 25 215 217 145t 147 83 82 127 129 107 109 121 121 S3 90 2? 27 9S 98 63 ll 64 U -8.90;- Ncvember, 8.72e- Decenrber, 8.970: January, 8.99c; February. 8.71c: March. 8.73c; April. 8.77o: May. 8.81c; June, 8.e5o; July. S.90o: August, 8.94a Spot coffee Nominal; Rio 7s, 9o; Santos 4s. 11 c. Very few fresh offers were received from Brazil, owing to' the holiday. A sale was reported of highly described Eantos 2s and 3s at 11.15, London credits. There were no offlclsl csbles from the Rio market. Santos spots were unchanged and futures 100 to 150 rals lower. Rain was reported In four dlstrtots of Sao Paulo with temperatures ranging from 61 to 93 degrees. SAN FRANCISCO PRODUCE MARKET Prices Current on Butter, Egg. Fruits, Vexetahlea, Etc.. at Bay City. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 21. Butter extras. 3nc; prime firsts, 29o; fresh firsts. 28 c Eggs Fresh extras. 40o: pullets. 83a. Cheese New. 14 c; Young Americas, 17c Vegetables String beans. 23o; wax. 8ff3c; limas. 33c; green corn, 50c 0 $1.50; Summor squash, 40(50c: cucumbers, 50960c; tomatoes, 40 050c; eggplant. 80 40c: okra. 35 40c. Potatoes $1.251.00. . Onions $1.60 1.73. Fruit Plums. $101.80; pears, $1.75(93; peaches, 6075e; seedless grapes. 65 ft 750 ; grapefruit, S3 93 50; bananas, 50c a $1.25; pineapples, $1.60 2.50: lemons. $3&6. Receipts Flour. 1530 quarters; barley. 4720 centals; beans, 810 sacks; potatoes. 5235 sacks; onions. 4030 sacks; wins. 2L00O gallons; hides. 1945; hay, 60 3 tons. Dried Fruit at New York. NEW YORK. Sept. 21. Evaporated a- small sizes scarce. Peaches, dull. YARD PRICES HEALTHY MODERATE TRADD IN ALL CULSSESS OF LIVESTOCK. Top Quotation of 99.75 In Ho Marlcet la Maintained Lamb Brtn Price of S.5C Tbr was a moderate amount of busi ness at th stockyards yesterday, distributed through tha various divisions, and ths tone of the market was .healthy. Prices held within the previous rang. . Most of the cattle offered was medium rrsda and sold accordingly. The bulk of the hog sales were at V.70, only one small bunch commanding? the top Quotation of $9.75. The strength of the mutton divi sion was shown by the continued sales or lambs at and yearling; wethers at $6.75. ' Reoelpts ware 102 cattle. 463 boss and 34 sheep. Shippers were: Wltn catt.e it. Ramsey, ives Ferce county. Idaho, one car; H. Canfleld. Nei Perce, one car: M. X. "Wheeler, Linn County, one car. With hogs Will plock. Polk County, one car; M. M. Hoctor, Klickitat County, Wash ington, one car; L L Turman, Colusa County, California, one car; H. B. Turman, J-fOs Angeles County. California, one car. with mixed loads J. W. Veatch. Lsat County, one c-ar cattle, hogs and sheep. The day's sales were as follows: Wt. Price', wt. Price 2 steers... 800 $5.25 10 hogs..... 822 $1.00 2 steers... 1005 6.00 50 hogs. 165 9.65 15 steers... 747 5.00,104 hogs 194 9.7 1 steer.... 9SO 6.00 3 hogs..... 207 9.00 1 steer 600 4.00 8 hogs 153 8.50 5 steers... 953 6.25 6 hogs 127 6.00 12 steers... 6K2 5.50 7 hogs 177 8.70 1 steer.... 800 3.00 llhoga.... 169 8.70 12 steers... 774 5.50 5 hogs 102 9.70 9 steers... 815 6,23 12 steers. ... 823 4,00 11 steers... 921 5.75 4 steers 8 12 4.00 1 steer.... 950 5.7." 1 steer 7rtO 5.C5 1 cow 950 4.60 9 steers.... S02 5.25 13 cows.... 874 4.60 6 steers 74 4.00 1 heifer... 630 3.00 5 steers.... 825 5 25 1 bull 910 8.25 1 steer 690 6.25 1 bull 1020 8.S5 4 steers.... 815 4 30 47 hies.... 147 8 251 8 heifers... 953 6.25 11 hofts 231 8.70 4 heifers... 645 5.00 49hogs.... 194 9.70l 1 heifer.... 610 4.25 SO hogs.... 139 8.50 2 heifers... 800 5.75 3 hogs.... 800 8.70 1 heifer 650 8.00 B hoes 150 8.50 9 heifers... filtl 6.2.1 17 hogs.... 134 8.25 1 heifer.. .. 720 4.25 15 hogs.... 1?3 9.75 1 cow B20 6.00 2 hogs.... 173 9.BO Scows.... IOOO 6.00 4 hogs.... 302 8.70 2S1amba... 78 8.50 83 hogs.... 179 9.70 9 lambs. ... 63 6.50 2 hogs. .. . 49S 8.70 9 yearlings 102 6.7.1 The number of stock hogs In farmers' hands September 1, according to a Govern ment report, has fallen off S.8 per cent from the number on hand September 1 last year, th decrease being heaviest, about 6 Tr eent. In the North Central states, which furnish almost 60 per cent of the supply. Tha high cost of feed and attractive prices for pigs, coupled with poor prospects for this season's "feed crops In several impor tant states of that pro up t caused unusually heavy marketings of young at nek during the Summer. Nebraska alone shows an in crease, rising to 104 percent of last year. Kansas drops to SO per cent. Similar eon nitions In tha far Northwestern states of Trtnho. Washington and Oregon are respon sible for the exceptional declines there to PS per cent of last year's number, and to fiO per e-nt In Mfitana, though elsewhere In the Western Plateau and Coast states numbers remained about the same, extent for heavy Increases In Arlsona and New Mexico. Th chanaes In tha Atlantic and Southern rroitp of states are irrrular. most states ehowine slltrht Increases, Cfeorrla to 104. Florida lfl end Texaa 103, but Pennsylvania n1 Maryland fell to 7. Ken tuckv to 06, Oktah oma to 94 anl Arkansas to 90 pr ent of lat yar. Tipal livestock prices follow: ("Tattle Pteers. "prims ....................Sft 10T.OO Mr,. pom steers, common to fair . fnws, choice iwi. medium to rood . r'ow. ordinary to fair .. trrs noils CaM-M T it?, TVf m a 'tood to prime mlxsd., pwrh hBTv .......... P!i-, srd skips 5 nnvA 5 nox an 4.!nK nn 4 now T !t.nne4 rM 3.00 u a on o.now n.8,1 a 7a i 8.25.7i T.amba 5.Ftns.Kn virnr.- wtners 5TlfTl OM wethers KKAsiinit Ewes' 3. 50 Omaha l.lreotock Market. OMAHA, Sept. Tl. Hoes Receipt"! B00: lower; heavy. $10010.35: llRht, $10.30 1O.00; plrs. 9.2BltriO.?!!: bulk. $101010.80. Cattle) Heeelms. 6BO0; steamdv; native steers, 7W10.8i: cows and he'fers. 7.50: western steers, fft.7SQ0.25: Texss tera. sa.60tpT.lS: stookers and feeders. $8.258.40 Pheen Tleeelpts, JM.00O: lower: wethers. S.SO7..IO: ycarllnss. 17.MO8.t0: lambs. $10.20 010.40. Chlraco IJvestork Market. CHICAGO. Eept 21. Hors Receipts. 19,. OOO: dull, ISO under yesterdsv's average: hulk. 10 2011: light. $1011.15; mixed. H.SSH.IO: heavy. SOR0O11.13; rough. 9.0Blil: plrs. J.7Sir.70. Cattle Receipts, pooo: steady; native beef cattle. 9 S0T11 8": Western steers, $690.23: atorkers end feedsr. $4.a0Q7.fl5: cows and heifers. $3.5Orft.20; cslves, $3.50Qi3. Sheep Receipts. 14 nnfi; stesdy; wethers, $6.85 S 8.50; lambs. a.SMl. Naval atorea. GAVAMN'ArT. Sept. 21. Turpentine.' firm, 44a: sales, 407 barrels; receipts, 18S barrels; shipments, none: stock. 24.&30 barrels. Rosin, firm; sales, 1 033 barrels; receipts. S37 bsrrels; shipments, none; stock, S. soa barrels. Quota: A. B, C. r. IS.8H; B. $5.90; F $610; O. $815: H, I. K. M. $8.25; N. $VSSe6.40; WO, $84596.50; WW. $8.50 Q6.60. HEARING ON POWER ASKED Canyon City and John Day Appeal to Public Service Commission. CANTON CITY, Or.. Sept. 21. (Spe cial.) Officers of Canyon City and John Day. togrether with the members of the councils, have Bent a petition asking that a hearing be held by the Public Service Commission In regard to the rates of the Consolidated Electric Light Company of John Day. This company has been furnishing lights to both towns for several years at a meter rate of 20 cents per kilowatt. Since September 1 current has been furnished by the Prairie City Power Company. They built a power line this Bummer from their plant at Prairie City to John Day to' supply power for the operation qf the dredge on Canyon Creek. There was a surplus of current, so the Consolidated company bought it, and connection was made the first of the month. Wasco Institnt Is On. THE DALLES. Or., Sept. tl (Spe cial.) The teachers' institute is now In session and is attended by 130 teach, ers of Wasco County. In conjunction with the fair the institute la a pro nounced success, The Willys-Overland Co. fixed ASSETS Real estateTaltdinajs. equipment, machinery, tools, dies, furniture, auto truck equipment, etc, at fac tories, branches, etc, less depreciation. accruing renewals, replacements and dismantled property ...... Investment in affiliated companies, based on book Taluo and cash advanca CURRENT: Raw materials, supplies, finished and partly finished cars on hand, and in transit at cost ......... In-restments in, and balances due from affiliated selling; companies, both domestic and foreign . . , . . . Accounts and note receivable, less reserve. CASH ON HAND AND IN BANKS Miscellaneous investments . 4 Prepaid charges Due from employees on unpaid stock outstanding and reserved for them at par eesses CAPITAL STOCK: Preferred Tfo cumulative Common .... $22,500,000.00 5 stock dividend payable Oct. 2, 19 16 ' Additional issue . . Real estate mortgages, assumed but not due CURRENT: Accounts payaDle, not due for discount Pay roll and salaries accrued . , Taxes and interest accrued . . . Customers deposits Reserves for rebates to customers . Reserves for car repairs under guarantee .......... Reserves for royalties .. Reserves for contingencies . . . . ' 4 SURPLUS: Net profits for six months, ending Juno 30, 1916, less pre ferred, and common dividends and ad justments LESS: Goodwill, pat-enU,trademarks,etc 77ie statement of Assets and Liabilities above ts based apon figures famished by Messrs. Price, lYaterhouse & Co. as of June 30,1916, with the proceeds of the sale of 600,000 shares of new stock applied. DROP IS FOR EFFECT Liverpool Quotations Lowered to Facilitate Buying.- TRADERS ARE SUSPICIOUS Offerings Cease at Chicago and Mar ket Qnlckly Responds, Closing Firm European Purchases Are on Broader Scale. CHICAGO. Eept. 21. 'Wheat pries rl Usd today on account largely of European buying, which developed after a dealln hsrs due mors or less to lower quotations at Liverpool. Ths close wss firm at ft.OH for December and $1.51 for May, with the market as a whole o off to Sio up. as compared with yesterdsy's finish. Corn elosed UOHo down to Ho advance, oata at a loss of Wo to Ho. and provisions rang. Ins; from 12o decline to a rise of 10c Depression ruled in the wheat trade here until susploion aroused that today's Liver pool Quotations bad been lowered to facil itate European buying of wheat In the United Statee on a cheaper basis than might otherwise be tha case. Liverpool advices gave a different reason for the setback In values abroad, namely, that Increased ship, ments were expected from Australia and Argentina. There were reports also of rains In Argentina, share of late a serious drouth hss prevailed. As soon, nowever. as gossip spread that the break in Liverpool Quota tions was artificial and mainly for effect on this slds of the Atlantic, the market hers began to harden. Fudden drying up of wheat offerings here resulted, and estimates were current that fully 70 per cent of European purchaeee In the last few days had been of wheat grown In tha United Statea. Announcemente were made Just before the close that vessel char ters for Europe during the dsy had reached an aggregate of 800.000 bushels. Corn swsyed with wheat. Illinois crop damage reports tended to handicap the bears, especially In the last part of the ses sion. Oats sagged In consequence of a lessening of export sales. Weakness, though, wss checked In a measure by spreaders who were purchasing oats and at the same time sen ior corn. Lower quotations on hogs carried down provisions. After a moderate setback, bow ever, good buying, developed and brought about a reaction, particularly In lard. Leading futures ranged as follows: WHEAT. Open. Deo. $149 May 1-49 High. II P0H Low. $1.4 H 1.49 Close. 1.60 1.31 1.61 CORS. .TiH .T3 .75, .T OAT3. .S0H .01 MESS PORK. Doe, May .75V .76 Deo. May .4TH .604 .47 .61 Deo. Jan. .28 80 .28.50 2S.75 3S.I 28.75 23.62 23.63 LARD. 14 M 18.60 23.42 Oot. Jan. . .14.SS ..13.67 14.53 13.62 14.85 13. SO SHORT RIBS. 14.13 1413 12.60 12.70 . 12.60 Oct. 14.13 12.70 Jan. Ttrieei were: Wheat No. 2 rod. $1.82; No. 8 red, 11.40 1.51; No. 2 hard. l-&tt31.64H; No. 8 hard, S1.3301.B3Vt. Corn No. 2 yellow, 8T-58To; No. 4 ysj. low. 82o: No. 4 white, 82?83o. Oats No. S white. 454jjM6Ho; standard, 40 H 7c Rye No. 2. tl 20HO1.21V4- Barley 80c 91.14. Tlraothy $3.6035. . Clover $11014. Primary receipts vTieat. 1.831.000 vs 2.472.000 bushels: corn. 678,000 vs. 643.000 bushels; eata 0.400. 000 ym. 4,000 Dushels. $16,572,280.13 1,743,808.76 8,134,145.43 20,787,649.35 LIABILITIES $15,000,000.00 1,125,000.00 15,000,000.00 38,625,000.00 $3,462,919.90 743.668.59 129,943.52 598,820.32 577,563.19 30,000.00 60,000.00 $21,945,549.52 5,756,139.27 $27,701,688.79 14,229,982.94 Shipments Wheat. 1.402.000 va 1.884.000 bushels', com, 222.000 vs. 430.000 bushels: oats, 722.000 vs. 95S.000 bushels. Clearances Wheat, 740.000 bu'hels; corn. 3&.000 bushels; oats, 18o,000 bushels; flour, 20.000 barrels. Foreign Grain Markets. LIVERPOOL. Sept. 21. Cash, srhsat, 8d to 2Hd lower; corn, 4d lower. ROSARIO, Sept. 21. Wheat opened strong, Ita to 2 higher. LOVfjOV. Sunt 21 PirMH nit . .. . nd to Is lower; oorn. 9d to Id lower. Minneapolis firs. In Market. MINNEAPOLIS. Sept. 21. Wheat oloeed: December. tl.Safe. Cssh, No. 1 hard. $l.Tfe; No. 1 Northern, 1.61S 1.644 ( to arrive. $1.594 Ol.eiH ; No. 2 Northern. $1.56, O 1-61,: No. 8 wheat. $1.S :mJ 1.67 S. Barley, 65c $1.05. Flax. $2.00412.10. Eastern Wheat Futures. DULTJTH. Sept. 21. Wheat elosed: Sep tember, $1.634 ; December, (Ui W May. l.55. WIN.N1PEO. Sept. 2L Wheat closed: Oo tober, $1.53: Ueceraber, $1.48 ii ; May. vl.8Vi. KANSAS CITT. Sept. 21. Wheat elosed: September. $1.48 i ; December, $1.464 t May, $L47 V4 ST. LOUIS. Sept. 21. Wheat closed: Sep tember, $1.30; December, $L60i4; May, $1.60 j. Eastern Cash Wheat Markets. OMAHA. Sept. 2L Cash wheat: No. 1 hard. $1.49V; No. 2 hard. $1.4atH.50; No. S hard, $L43 01.4U. ST. LOUIS. Sept. 21. Whlto Western wheat dull, but fancy blue selling readily at $1.651.&7; No. 3 white blue sold $1.61; No. 2 club. ti2. Cash wheat: No. 2 red, 1H591H5: No. 2 hard. $1.63; No. 8 hard. $1.60jl.&3; ;Ko, 2 corn, S4Wc; .No. 3 corn. t3Vc Grain at Saa Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. i'L-vipot quota tions Walla. $2-13i2.1'0; red Russian. $2.18 Turksy red, $2 202.25; bluestem. $2.20 3 2.25; feet barley, $1.67 l.To; white oata, $1.6201. 63: bran. $24'a24.60; middlings, $32S3; shorts, -.Y5uj ii. Call board Barley. Iincointiw, $1.74 U; May. $1.7 J i. Fuget Sound Grain Markets. EBATTLE, 6ept. 21. Wheat Bluestem. $1.82; Turkey red $1.33; fortyfold. $126; club. $1.23; fife. $1.27; red Russian, $1.24. Bsriey. $35 per ton. Yesterday's car re ceipts Wheat. 15; oats, 2; barley. 2; hay. 4; flour, 4. TACOMA Sept. 21. (Wheat Bluestem. $1.33; fortyfold. $1.29; club, $1.23; red fife. $1.23. Car receipts Wheat. 23; barley, 1; corn. 1; oat. 8; hay. 9. OIL IGNITES, MAN BURNS Fisherman Lights Fir With Kero sene, TTsual Result. ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. tl Trapped In a burning: room. Jens Johnson, fisher man of Blind Sloug-h. rfear Astoria, was so severely burned that he lies at the hospital here near the point of death. Johnson was making; a fire with kerosene when the can exploded, throw ins; the burning oil over him and ignit ing the entire room. He finally forced the door and jumped in a well to extinguish the flames. Neighbors found him there unconscious when they came after water to fight the fire. TRAVELERS' CtTDB. U.S.MaIlS.S. SIERRA, SONOMA, VENTURA australia Honolulu Samoa lryST ere ePt- 26, Oct. i7, Sov. 7 LOWEST RATKS OP PASSAGE! AprV to $22,860,164.90 2515.11023 47,237,883.67 88,975.00 213,276-61 1,451,9791 $74,367,390.12 $53,625,000.00 567r76o-75 5,602,915.52 1400,000.00 13,471,705.85 $74,367,390.12 TRAVELERS' (iCTDK. San Francisco Los Angeles (With oats Chance Ea Konte) The Bl. I.... 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