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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, " 1917.
GRADING 111 FAVOR
Farmers as Well as Dealers
Approve Potato Standards.
PLAN BEING ARRANGED
."jrovement Inaugurated by Assocla-
tion Irately Formed Here Will
Mean Mnch for Fotafb
Industry of Oregon.
The progress made In or;anlzln the Ore
"on Potato Dealers Association and putting
Its policies Into practice should mean & great
Seal for the potato-growing: Industry of this
state. The object of the association Is to
secure standards for potatoes grown In Ore
gon and Inspection of. all shipments before
they are dispatched. Possession of an In
spector's ' certificate will eliminate the
troubles . that growers and shippers have
heretofore experienced by rejections on the
art of buyers which have frequently been
T 'Without cause.
That the growers are as much Interested
In the movement as the dealers was shown
by the large attendance of fanners at th
i-hearing given yesterday In this city by the
r" Public Service Comry iaalon. The plans of
- the association were explained by its mem
'libers and the subject was dlscussea from
every angle. A committee was appointed
' consisting of Jessrs- . Swank. Hlslop, Mor
rison, Lynch and Evans to formulate rules
"for grading and Inspection and to outline
the grades to be adopted. The committee
-will make Its report today.
Four grades of .Oregon potatoes were ap
proved of, to be known as Oregon fancy,
Oregon Xos. 1 and 2, which are higher than
the grades suggested by the Government
and a classification for small Oregon seed.
' District Inspectors will be appointed for the
- different potato growing sections of the
state, so that potatoes may be officially
passed upon at shipping points.
Destinations of latest Oregon and Wash
ington potatoe shipments are reported by
the Bureau of Markets as follows:
- Washington Shipped December 27, one
each San Francisco, Aberdeen, Chicago and
Oregon Shipped December 26, one San
yranclsco, three Stockton; December 24,
three Stockton, om each San Francisco, Ger
her. Watsonville, Tyler, Alto, Texas, and
Lexington, Or.; December 23, one to Stock-
Shipping point information as received by
Greely, Colo. Demand light, market
Steady. Wide range in quality and condition.
. Wagonloads, track side: Mixed whites,
sacked, per cut., best mostly $1.15, few
higher; poorer, $L1.10.
' ' Presque Isle, Maine- Xo movement on ac
3 count of weather, no sales reported.
Grand Rapids, Mich. Shipments light,
"car shortage preventing loading. Demand
-slow, no movement, market fair. Quality
": and condition variable, some field frosted.
Carlots, f. o. b. Grand Rapids, round whites.
sacked, per cwt., quality and condition good,
TJ. S. Xo. 1, $1.902.08; U. S. Xo. 2, no
.'. . Waupaca, Wis. Light hauling. Shipment
.Jlght on account of car shortage. Demand
good, market firm. Quality and condition
pen er ally good. Wagonloada, track aide:
" Round whites, bulk, per cwt, U. S. No, 1,
,$1.25; TJ. S. No. 2. 73c; seed stock. Bliss
Triumphs, bulk, per cwt., few sales, $2.2,,.
Idaho Falls, Idaho Hauling very light.
Farmers holding. Shipment light. Buyers
' holding off, very few sales. Wagonloadc,
4 rack side, Idaho Rurals, Russets, sacked,
.Jer ewt., mostly $1.
'.- Rochester, XT. Y. Shipments very light.
Demand limited for good stock, practically
no sales of ungraded stock. Carlots, f, o. b.
track cash to grower, round whites, sacked,
per cwt., U. S. Xo. 1, $2.15 2.20; U. S. No.
7 2, no sales.
v. Moorhead, Minn. Shipments very light.
jWeather preventing hauling. No galea re
the service in the market to which the
product has been shipped:
Fort Worth and -Dallas, Tex. L. G.
Schultz, inspector, 503 Moore building,
Tenth and Main streets Fort Worth, Tex.
Houston and Galveston, Tex. Wesley V.
Stevens, inspector, 807 Southern Pacific
building, Houston, Tex?
Boston Mass. C. E. Merrill, inspector,
1806 Customhouse Tower.
Baltimore, Md. spec t Ions will be made
from Washington office.
Cranberries Again in Market.
Cranberries have again made 4he1r ap
pearance in the local market. A small ship
ment was received from the Sound yester
day and put on sale at $18.50 19 a barrel.
Another shipment is due today. Orange
prices were raised to $3.25 5.25 in response
to higher prices now ruling in the South.
The next banana train is not expected until
Monday or Tuesday.
Poultry Receipts Small.
Very little arrived yesterday in the way
of poultry or dressed meats; and as the
demand was good, firm prices were quoted.
Egg quotations are still holding, but the
market is weak and likely to decline until
a polrvt is reached where shipments can
The butter market was steady and un
changed. Bank Clearings.
Bank clearings of the Northwestern cities
yesterday were as follows:
2 10. 67 S
Grain, Feed, Hour, Etc.
Merchants exchange, noon session:
Oats Bid. Yr. ago.
No. 2 white, feed..; $58.00 $34.75
Standard feed .54.50
Standard A brewing .57.50
January feed barley. -
January brewing barley I
Eastern oata and corn in bulk:
Xo. 3 white, December
38-pound clipped white, December...
Xo. 3 yellow, January. .
Xo. 3 mixed, January . ..
January, Xo. 3 ................
January, clipped ....................
February, yellow ............
LOW-GRADE RAILS UP
Gains for Day on Active Trad
ing Extend to 13 Points.
INVESTMENTS ALSO STRONG
CHANGES IN MILLING KEGtXATIONS
3few Kejrulations Governing; licensee Are
- , Issued by Food Administration.
" The following bulletin has been Issued
Jhy T. B. Wilcox, chairman of the North
' Pacific Coast District Food Administration
"We are advised from headquarters of
the milling- division that all mills have
been sent form MD-11S9, which Is milling
division circular No. 6. and contains changes
- ftn and additions to series B rules and reg
ulations governing licensees for importa
tion, storage, manufacture and distribution
.f wheat, rye. corn, oats, barley, wheat
flour, rye flour, barley flour, oatmeal, rolled
- oats, corn grits, corn meal, hominy, corn
,;Xlour, starch from torn, corn oil. corn
by rap and glucose. These rules became ef
fective December 2S and all mills are to be
" governed accordingly. The circular con
tains . new package differentials and gen
eral Information as to invoicing.
'"We ar. advising mills of the above
circular in case their name may have been
mltted f rorn the headquarters list- If )rou
"nave not received your copy of the rules
-e.ndwill advise this office we will be
pleased to send them to you and endeavor
to explain any points that may not be
clear "to Troti.
S; beet, $8;
J.OCAX, OATS - BIDS ARE ADVANCED
Higher Prices Are Also Offered for Eastern"
An advanc. of 50 cents to 91 in local and
Eastern oats bids and better prices offered
for bulk: corn were the only changes in quo
'tations at the exchange yesterday.
Argentine wheat shipments this week
were 155,000 bushels to the United King
dom and 123,000 bushels to non-European
, ports. A
"Weather conditions In the Middle West, as
'wired from Chicago: "Minneapolis, clear, 22
below; Duluth, clear; Winnipeg, clear, 29
below; balance grain belt generally cloudy,
2 below at St. Joseph to 14 above at St.
Louis." - " :
Terminal receipts, in cars, were reported
by the Merchants' Exchange as follows;
WhaL Barley. Fl'r. Oats. Ray.
Portland, Frl .
1 ear ago. . . .
Season to date.
Year ago. . . .
Year ago. . . .
Season to date.
Year a?o. ...
Year ago. . . .
Season to date.
- Year ago....
FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTION EXTENDS
Service Avail Able at More Southern and
Eastern Markets. '
A. special notice of the extension of ln
. apectlon service for perishables is issued by
the Bureau of Markets as follows:
The food products Inspection service is
sow available in the following additional
'markets. Applications for inspection of
perishables shipped to these markets should
be addressed to the inspector In ohersre of
Relieve the Famine! Tioga, Veal. Foul
try, Kverytnlnar Very Scarce!
RUSH WHILE PRICES ARK GOOD!
Fat hens. 20-21c per lb. Litrht veal
. 15-16c per lb. Heavy hoga, 17-19C
per lb. Heavy veal, 11-120 per lb. 'o
, Losamlasioii I aara-ed.
THE SAY I.N AR. CO.. ISC.
WHEAT Bulk basis Portland for No. 1
grade: Hard white Bluestem, Early Bart.
Allen, Galgulua, Martin Amber, S2.05. Soft
white Palouse - bluestem. fortyfold. White
Valley, Gold Coin, White Russian, (2.03.
White club Little club, Jenkins club, white
hybrids. Sonora, $2.01. Ked Walla Red
Russian, red hybrids. Jones fife, Coppei.
tl.OS. No. 2 grade, 3c less. No. 8 grade, 6c
less. Other grades handled by sample.
FLOUR Patents, S10; Valley. SU.C0; whole
wheat, S.60; graham, 19.40.
M1LLFEED Net mill prices, car ' lots;
Bran, $29.50 per ton; shorts, $31.50 per ton;
middlings, $38.50; mixed cars and less than
carloads. 50c more; rolled barley, $oOo2;
roiled oats. $82.
CORN Whele, $75: cracked. $76 per ton.
HAY Buying prices, f. o. b. Portland:
Eastern Oregon timothy, $2T per ton; Val
ley timothy, $2562: alfalfa. $24: Valley
grain hay. $24; clover, $22; straw, $8.
Dairy and Country produce.
BUTTER Cubes, extras, 44c; prime
firsts. 4Uc. Jobbing prices: Prints, extras,
3o52c; cartons, lc extra; butterfat. No. 1,
56 f& 57c delivered.
LOUS Oregon ranch, current receipts,
45c candled, 4748c; selects, 6031o per
CHEESE Jobbers' buying prices, f. o. b.
dock, Portland: Tillamook triplets, 23c:
Young Americas, 24c per pound; longhorns.
24c. Coos and Curry, L o. b. Myrtle Point:
Triplets. 22VsC; Young Americas. 2316 c Per
POULTRY Hens, large, 20021c; small,
1920c; Springs, 20cr ducks, 20f25c; geese,
17il8c; turkeys, live, 22 -J 23c; dressed,
choice, 33 6 34c.
VEAL Fancy, 18417e per pound. '
PORK Fancy, 18Vi&lc Per pound.
Fruits and Vegetables.
Tjbcal Jobbing quotations:
TROPICAL FRUITS Oranges, navels,
$3.50 'a 5.20; Japanese. $2.252.35; lem
ons, $58.25 per box; bananas. 6 cents per
pound; grape.frB.lt, $3.006.75; tangerines,
.2.25 per box.
VEGETABLES Tomatoes, $2.2592.50 per
crate; cabbage, 19iy24o per pound; let
tuce, $252.25 per crate; cucumbers, $1,859
1.75 per dozen; peppers, 13&17Ve per pound;
cauliflower, $2.25 per crate; sprouts,
10llc per pound; artichokes. Sic tet 1.10
per pound; garlic, 78VaC per poundf squash,
24c per pound; .pumpkin, 2o per pound;
celery, $3.50&4.25 per crate.
SACK VEGETABLES Carrots, '$1.25 per
sack: bees, $1,5001.75; turnips, $1.50;
POTATOES Oregon, $1.25 1.50 per hun
dred; Yakima, $1.501.75; sweet potatoes,
4ttt?43c per pound.
ONION'S Oregon. Buying price, $1.752
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $12.25; pears,
$1.25(2.25; grapes. 7c per pound; cran
berries. Eastern S18.6Q&19 per barrel; per
simmons, $2 per box; pomegranates, $2.2o
Local Jobbing quotations:
SUGAR Fruit and berry.
extra C, $7.60; powaerea, in
cubes, in barrels. $U.7o.
SALMON Columbia River, 1-pound
$3.25 per dozen; one-half flats, $2;
pound flats. $3.au.
NUTS walnuts, 23c; brazil nuts, lst0Zlc;
filberts, 2223c; almonds. 1920c; peanuts,
1012c; cocoanuts, $1.10 per dozen; pecans,
17tt&19c) chestnuts, 20c
BEANS California lobbing prices: Small,
14 Vic; bayous, 11c; pink, 101c: Oregon,
beans, buying prices: White, 99ttc; col
COFFEE! Roasted in drums, 17025c.
SALT Granulated. $10.75 per ton; half-
ground, 100s, $15 per ton; 50s, $10 per ton
dairy. $18.75 per ton.
RICE, Southern Head, wwvic per pound
blue rose, 8 3ic: Japanese style. 7Vitic.
DRIED FRUITS Apples. 13 He; peaches.
llfi12c; prunes, Italian, llttSplSc: raisins,
85c$3 per box; dates, fard, $2.503 per
box; currants, 19c; figs, $22.50 per box.
HAMS All sizes, choice. 84c; standard.
33c; skinned, 28 "A 33c; picnics. 24c; cot
tage rolls, 2Sc.
LARD Tierce oasis, standard, pure, 80c;
BACON Fancy, 48 w 48c; standard. 43 s
45c; choice, 34 42c.
DRY SALT Short clear backs. 30 34c:
exports. 31 84c; plates. 26 28c.
Hides and Pelts.
HIDES Salted hides, 25 lbs. and up, 16c:
salted stags, 50 lbs. and up, 13c; salted and
green kip. la to 25 lbs., 16c; salted and
green calf, 10 to 13 lbs., 23c; green hides,
25 lbs. and up, 13c; green stags, 50 lbs. and
up, 11c; dry flint hides, 28c; dry flint calf.
up to T ids., auc; ary salt nicies, 23c; dry
horse hides, $1.25 1.75; salted horse hides.
PELTS Dry long wool pelts, 42c: dry
short wool pelts, 2530c; salted sheep pelts,
long wool, each $4C3; salted lamb pelts,
each. $23; salted short wool pelts, each,
$2 2.60: dry sheep shearlings, each, 15Q
80c; salted sheep shearlings, each. 25G30C
Hops. Wool, Etc.
HOPS 1917 crop, 16 4 20c per pound; 1916
crop. 1315o pgr pound.
WOOL Eastern Oregon. '60 9 60c per
pound; Valley, 5500e per pound.
MOHAIR Long staple. 65c.
CASCARA BARK New and old, 8HQ9c
TALLOW No. 1. 13o per pound; No. s,
GASOLINE Bulk. 20 Vie: eases. 29c;
naphtha, drums. lVc; cases, 28c; engine
distillate, drums, 10Vc; cases, 10c.
LINSEED OIL Raw, barrels, $4.84; eases,
$1.44; boiled, barrels, $1.86; cases, $1.46.
TURPENTINE In tanks, 65c; In cases,
Record Cotton Sale at Houston.
HOUSTON, Tex., Deo. 28. Seventy-seven
thousand bales of cotton were sold here to
day when the market reached SO cents, mid
dling basis. The sale established a record
tor price and quantity.
Dnlnth Unseed Market.
DULUTH. Dec. 28. Linseed on track,
8.42 V4 8.50 V4 : January. 8.42V bid; May,
3.40 asked; July, s.s.
NEW TpRK, Dec. 28 Spot cotton quiet.
Middling uplands, 31.65c.
Utilities Score Advances Based on
Belief or Maintenance of Divi
dends Bonds in General in
More Diversified Demand.
NEW YORK, Dee. 28. Increasing recog
nition of the advantages accruing to rails
from Government control, especially low
priced and reorganized roads, doubtless im
pelled the sweeping demand at materially
higher levels for that class of stocks in
today's broad and active market.
This feeling was encouraged by the dec
laration of initial dividends on the new 7
and 6 pe cent preferred shares of the Rock
Island road. Those issues made extreme
gains of IS and 11 points, respectively, foi
the day, and 21 Vi to 23V4. points over
Wednesday's final quotations. In keeping
with the theory of Governmental guaran
tees was the five-point rise in New Haven.
A $45,000,000 note obligation of that com
pany matures next ' May, and it Is assumed
that Washington will take on that burden.
Evidently the same line of reasoning ap
plied to various utilities, gains of 8Vfc to 5
points in that group resulting from buying
based on the belief of a maintenance of div
idends. Investment rails retained practically all Of
yesterday's substantial gains, when they
were not supplemented by further advances
of two to five points, notably in Pacifies,
grangers and some of the coalers.
Seasone.l industrials, equipments, coppers,
motors and a score of specialties registered
gross, advances of two to five points, these
beings partly surrendered in the realizing
of tlie last hour.
Sales amounted to 1.185.000 shares.
- The general bond market, especially rails,
was strong on more diversified demand. Lib
erty 4s ruled at 97.2 to 96.90 and the 8V4s
at 98.52 to 98.40. dfotal sales, par value,
aggregated $7,125,000. Old United States 4s
rose i per cent on call.
CLOSING STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Sales. High. Low.
2.800 6S 67
8.600 3U: 85
4.300 70 V 67
6.7UO 55 V 53H
13.HH0 76 73 Vt
1.600 9S 06 H
3,500 105Vi 1025
Molatla, 1 load C. P. Hembree, Monmouth,
1 load ; P. B.' Decker, Silverton. 1 load.
With Cattle-Davis & Bozart, Woodland,
With mixed loads J. - D. Dlnsmore, West
Scio, 1 load cattle and hogs. "-
With sheep E. C: Brusbell, Centralis, 1
The day's Vales were as follows:
Am Beet Sugar..
Am Car A Fdry. .
Am Hm & Refg. .
Am Sugar Refg.
Am Tel & Tel
Am Z L & S
Anaconda Cop. .
A O V I 6 S L.
Bait & Ohio 1700
B ec 8 Copper
dies & Ohio
Chi Mil ft St P..
Chi & N W
C R I A P ctfs..
Chlno Copper. .
Colo Fu at Iron. .
Corn Prod Refg.
Cuba Cane Sug..
General Elect . . .
Gt Nor pfd
Gt Ner Ore ctfs..
Int M M pfd
Int Nickel. . . . . .
Int Paper. ......
K C Southern. ..
Louis & Nash. . .
Miami Copper. ..
N Y Central
Norfolk & West..
Pac Tel & Tel. .. .
Pennsylvania. ; ..
Pittsburg Coal. .
Ray Consol Cop.
Rep Ir & Steel..."
Shatt Ariz Cop. .
Southern Ry . . . .
Union Pacific. . .
U S Ind Alcohol.
U S Steel. ..; ..
do pfd. ......
Utah Copper, . . .
Wabash pfd B.-.
12,200 47 H
SS.fiOO 74 71 T4
6.600 .19 77
2,600 IflVi 15Vi
14,400 85 V4 83
22.200 25 23
10.8)10 46 44
8,000 135 129
400 114 110
5,000 119 117
195,300 89 87
4,200 104 103
9,500 79 77
2.400 23 21
3.000 83 81
3.500 39 . Tt
Total sales for the day, 1,183,000 shares.
BONOS. " -
U S ref 2s reg
do coupon .
U S 8s reg ... .
U S 4s reg 1
do coupon ...
Atch gen 4s. . .
D & R O.ref 5s
NYC deb 6s.
Pac T A T Bs. . .
Pa con 4s
U P 4s
U S Steel Bs....
S P cv Bs
Mining Stocks at Boston.
Old Dora ...
BOSTON, Dec 2S. Closing quotations
Allouex 49 V4
Ariz Com 10
Calu &. Ariz 60
Calu & Hecla...422
Centennial ..... 14
Cop, Range .... 44
East Butte ..... 9
Granby Con .... 72
Kerr Lake 4
Lake Copper ... 5
Sup & Boa. ..
Utah Con . . .
10O Front St. changed.
New fork Sugar Market.
YORK. Deo. 28. Raw sugar
6 cows.. 938 $'3.50 2 cows. .,
2 cows.. 9!MI 4.50 Scows...
5 cows. . 1038 6.0O lcow...;
4 cows.. 750 8.73 2 cows...
2 cows.. 859 5.50 lcow....
Scows.. 823 3.50 Scows...
lcow... 680 2.50 lcow....
7 cows. 1122 7.75 lcow....
1 bull 1500 6.25 2 cows. . .
3 hogs.. 173 15.SO lbull...
5 hogs.. 178 15.00 lbull....
lhog... 270 ' 14.50 lbull....
8 hoss.. 200 15.50 1 heifer.,
lhog... 250 Jj.50 1 heifer..
1 steer.. 970 7. 60' 1 Stag.
19 steers. 823 7.001 2 hogs...
8 steers. 706 5.00 lhog....
11 steers. 883 8.0o
790 ' i. 50
Quotations at the yards follow
Medium to choice steers
Good to medium steers
Common to good steers ,
Choice cows and heifers
Common to good cows, heifers. . 5.75 7.35
fanners 3.00iJ 5.50
Bulls 4.50O 7.00
Calves 7. now 10. on
Stockers and. feeders 6.00 8.00
Hobs , .
Prime lights . . . . 15.35915.50
Prime heavy 15.45 15.60
Western lambs 13.0013.50
Valley lambs 12.50 Win. Oil
Wethers . : w.- .. 1L75 13.25
DESTINATIONS OF StPCK x-OADED
Shipments En Route to Leading Livestock
Markets of Country.
Destinations of livestock -loaded Decem-
ber27. . (Carloads reported west, of Alle
gheny Mountains, double-decks 'counted as
two cars.) .Reported by .Bureau of Markets,
North Portland. -' f "i -t-. - -
- Cattle, Horses.MIxed
Calves. Hogs. Sheep.Mulea. Slock.
Buffalo .T . . .
Cedar Ranlds . .
Chicago . . . . . .
Cudahy, Wis. .i
East St. Louis. .
Fort Worth . . i
Jersey City ...
Kansas city ...
Los Angeles ...
LoalsviUe . .
Milwaukee . . .
New Orleans . .
Portland. Or. ..
St. Joseph ....
St. Paul, Minn.
Sioux City. ,1a. .
Money, Exchange, Etc.
NEW YORK. Dec 28. Mercantile paper,
BW5 per cent.
Sterling 60-day bills, $4.71: commercial
60-day bills on banks. $4.71; commercial 60
day bills. $4.70; demand, $e.75i cables.
$4,76 7-16. Francs, demand, 5.73; cables.
6.71. Guilders, demand, 48; canies, 44.
Lire, demand. 8.33: cables, 8.36. Rbles, de
mind, 12; cables, 13.
Bar silver. 86 c
Mexican dollars. 68e.
Government bonds firm; railroad bonds
Time loans firm. " Sixty days, 90 days and
six months, 56 per cent. Call money
firm. High, 6 per cent; low, 5; ruling rate,
5; closing bl 5; offered at 8; last loan
LONDON. Dee. 28. Bar silver, 48 d per
ounce; money, B per cent.
Discount rates Short bills, 4 3-16 per
cent; three months bills. 4 8-16.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Dec. 28. Turpentine
firm; 43 Vic. Sales. 173 barrels; receipts. 117
barrels; shipments, 108 barrels; stock, 26,814
Rosin, firm. Sales. 13S! barrels; receipts;
552 barrels: shipments, 100 barrels; stock,
83,705 barrels. Quote: B. D. E.F. O, $6.10;
H. $6.12; I, $6.50; K, $6.75; M, $0.95; N,
$7.25f.WG, $7.45; WW. $7.55.
Dried Fruit at New York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Evaporated apples
dull ; prunes and peaches In a waiting posl
TRADE AT YARDS QUIET
DULL MAR.fi ET FOR STOCK DURING
' 32 "
. , 8.
- 5- '
COLO WAVE FACTOR
Stormy Weather Causes . Ad
vance in Corn Market.
TRAFFIC MAY BE DELAYED
Further Trading: 'in " December Op
tion Is Prohibited by Directors of
, Chicago Board EiportB'hj--:
Ing Strengthens Oats. -'
CHICAGO, - Dec. 28. Storms ana cold,
which threatened to hinder seriously any
improvement In. traffic conditions . on the
railroads, led today to an upturn In prices
of corn. Tbe market closed firm. H4?Uc to
8c net higher, with January $L26 to
$1.26 and May $1.25. Oats gained Tsl4c.
There were lossea ot 20 to 7.5 cents in pro
visions. It ' was not until after midday that the
bullish sentiment, predominated regarding
corn. -Weakness earlier was largely-due to
notice that the directors of the exchange
had prohibited further trading In the De
cember option and had fixed a settling price.
As such action . removed pressing necessity
for Immediate supplies, the market was
eased to a notable extent. Later, however,
the attention of dealers focused on the out
look for protracted unfavorable weather and
the likelihood that the crop movement would
be kept down to small proportions.
Buying on the part- of export houses
seemed to be chiefly responsible for the
strength ot oats. Liquidation of December
holdings weakened the market at first, but
the-effect failed to last.
Sharp breaks In the vslue of bogs carried
down provisions. The hog market here was
overburdened with receipts, and there were
predictions of heavy - receipts throughout
Leading futures ranged as follows:
-. . CORN.
Open. - Tligb. Low. Close".
Jan. .....$1.26 $I.2tts $1.25i. $1.28M
May 1.24 W 1.25U 1.24 1.25
Dec 77 .79 V4
.23.90 23.97 23.R5.
Price Are Holding; Steady In All Lines.
Two Loads of Steers Are
Sold at 97 and S8.
There was a little activity In the cattle
market atthe stockyards yesterday, two
loads of steers selling at $7 and $8, but
other lines were very quiet. Prices were
reported steady In all departments. Only
a few small lots of . hogs changed hands,
with $15.50 the best price reailred during
Receipts were 110 cattle. 3 calves, 665
hoes and 110 sheep. Shippers were:
With hogs C. E. Lucke, Monitor, 1 load.
Totals 1408 1858' 819 224 266
One week ago.. 1723 12S0 850 251 211
Four weeks ago 1429 774. 376 231 137
State origins ol livestock
Oregon '6 ... 1 4
Washington'.- . . : . 1 4
Tls. Portland. ... 6 ... 2 ; 4
One week ago.. ... 7 I S 1
Fonr weeks ago 3 ... ' ... ...
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Four weeks ago 10 ... 8 . . 1
Eastern Meat Trade Conditions.
Reports on Eastern meat trade conditions
December 28 (8:30 A. M., Eastern time):
Boston. Beef, fresh: -JteceiptJ heavy, de
mand very light,- market glutted and a num
ber of cars on traok will ' be carried over.
Kosher beef: Supply moderate, demand
fair, market steady to a shade lower.
Steers: Receipts heavy, with a considerable
accumulation, demand very slow, x market
dull and prices from $1.50 to $2 per cwt.
lower -than Monday" on good to choice
New Tork. Beef, rresn: Receipts liberal.
demand slow, ' market going out dv-aggy.
Kosher chucks and plates: Supply normal.
demand fair, market steady. Binds and
ribs: Supply normal demand fair,- market
steady Steers: . Cupply . liberal, demand
light, market draggy, with prices a good
$hl lower than the middle of last week.
Philadelphia. Beef, fresh: Receipts
moderate; a fewcars not in; demand a little
slow, market quiet at yesterday's prices.
Kosher beef: Supply light, demand alow.
market fairly steady. teers: Receipts
moderate, demand alow," market steady at
yesterday's prices. '
Washington. Beer, rresn: supply very
heavy with the cooler filled; demand a
little better, yet still light, market fairly
steady at yesterday's prices. Steers: Sup.
ply liberal, demand slow; most sales at yes
terday's prices, , ' , r .
. '". For----1 ' - :f. ;
Boston. Receipts heavy, - demand fair,-
market dull, prices 50c to $1 lower on loins
other, cuts unchanged. '
New York.--Recelpt heavy, demand slow.
market weak and draggy on all cuts-, loins
selling from $3 to $4 lower than last. week's
Philadelphia. Receipts light, demand
slow, market continues quiet.
Washington.' Supply heavy,, demand fair,
market barely steady. , 4f .
- BnntoB Receipts heavy, demand alow.
market dull, liberal movement t freezer;
Drice range widening.
New York. Supply liberal, demand light.
sellers trying hard to clean up market
nrlres A rood $2 lower than on Monday.
Philadelphia. Supply liberal, demand
light, market, dull and draggy at yester
Washington. Receipts liberal, demand
light, most sales forced dealers trying to
clean up market; prices about $1 lower.
1 Omaha Livestock Market.
o-matta ree 28. H o rs Reeei Ota 8000.
market 10c to 15c lower. Heavy 116.40
416.70; mixed. $16.45g16.fK; light, $16.35
Sil6.75; pica. $10010.50; bulk of sales,
$16.45 ti 16. 60.
Cattle Receipts 2600, market steady to
strong. Native steers. $8.503 13.50; cows
and heifers. $6.5010.25; Western steers.
$7.50f11.75; Texas steers. $7 l 10.25 ; cows
and heifers. $6i9: canners. $56; stockers
and feeders, $6.50&11.75: calves, $8.7o4f
l- hulls stars, etc.. $6.50W.
Shepp Receipts 500O,. market steady to 10c
higher.- Yearlings. $11.75 13.25 l wetners,
$10.5012.5o; ewes, $u.7511.25: lambs,
Chicago Livestock Market.
" CHICAGO, Dec. 2a Hogs Receipts 40,
000. slow, 20c under yesterday's average.
Bulk. $1rt.50ei)l6.80; light, $15.85016.70;
mixed. 10.301.S5: heavy, $16.30 16-85;
rough. $16.30 18.43; pigs, $11.75 15.50.
Cattle Receipts 7000, firm. Native
steers, $7.35 it 14.25 ; stockers and feeders,
$6.0H10.20; cows and heifers, $5.2011.80;
calves. $8.50 15.75. V
Sheep Receipts 70OO, strotg. -Wetners,
$0,10413.10; iambs, $12.75 g 1. 70.
SAN " FKAKC1SCO : PRODUCE Mi-BBUET
Prices Current on Eggs, Vegetables, Fresh
Fruit, Etc at Bay City.
SAN FRANCISOO,- Dec. 28. Butter, prime
extra. 47 Vic. - .
EgKs Fresh extras, 51c; . fresh extra
pullets, 44Vic. -
Cheese New, firsts, not quoted. Toung
Americas, 24 Vic.
Poultry Hens. 2526c; roosters, 1617c
fryers, "27&29c; broilers, 30 35c; squabs,
$2.50S.50: pigeons, - $1.501.75: geese,
18 & 20c; turkeys, live, 262Sc; fancy gob
blers, dressed, 3i33e; hens, 30981c.
Vegetables Squash, cream, $11.25; hub
bard, $lfl.25: eggplant, 8c; peas. 608c;
peppers, bell, 68o; chile, 67c; tomatoes,
1.2r,4i1.75: lettuce. $1.251.B0: celery, 20a
80c; potatoes, river; $1.75; Salinas,- $2.90
iii: sweet, $3.75; onions, Australian brown,
$3.003.25;" green, $1.75: 'garlic, 66c;
cucumbers $2.253rS0i beana. string, 10
12c; wax, 8?l0c; pumpkin, $1L25; -'carets,
$ 1 it 1.25 ; " beei, $ 1H6 1.C0 ; turnips,
75c$l; rhubarb. $1.50&2.
Fruit -.Grapes,- Comichori, $1.2591.60;
pears. $141.50; Casabas. 75cl.S0: lemons,
$66.50; persimmons, 75c$1.75: grapefruit,
$2.753; oranges, n avals, $4.B05; tan
gerines, $1.50 1.75: bananas, 5Va6c; pine
apples, $46; apples; Bellefleur, $11.25;
Newtown Pippins. $1.15125; Rhode Island
Greenings, $141.25; olives, 810e) pome
Hay- Wheat and wheat and oat, $26&28;
tame oat, $27 27.60; barley. $2426; alfalfa.
$24 27; barley straw. 00 90c.
MUlfeed Cracked corn and feed, corn
meal, $S687; alfalfa meal,' $8031; cocoa
nut meal, $44 for 29 and 10-ton lots.
Flour -$10.80 per barrel.
Receipts Flour, 2846 quarters; barley,
8980 centals; beans, 2510 saeks; potatoes,
6900 sacks; onions, 10 sacks; hay, 190 tens;
bides, Soli; wine, 48,700 gallons.
24.45 24.52 24.35
Cash prices were as follows:
Corn No. 2 yellow, nominal; No. 8 yel
low. 81.76aiil.83: No. 4 vellow. J1.S0.
Oats No. 3 white, 78Vi80c; standard.
78 i 80 Vi c.
Rye No. Z, $1.82igl.S2VS.
Barley $1.40 1.59.
Clover $2013 26. .
Pork Nominal. -Lard
Ribs $23.80ig24..';. ,-
Eastern Cora and Oats Markets.
OMAHA. Dec. 28. Corn: No. 4 white.
$1.54; No. 5 white, $1.48; No. 4 yellow, $1.55
1.60; No. S yellow, $1.4Htl.o4: no. o
mixed, $1.42. Oats: No. 4 white. 77c; stan
dard, 78 78 Vic; No. a mixed, 76c.
ST. LOTJIS. Dec. 28. Corn: No. 3. $1.70
No. 4. $1.68 1.69: No. 4 yellow. $1.62V4:
No. S white. $1.7301.75. Oats: No. 3 white,
8181Vc; .No. 2 mixed, 81c; No. 3 mixed,
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 28. Corn: No. 3
white. 1.60rl.65: No. 4 white. $1.51
1.55; NV 5 white, $1.4801.50; No. S yel
low, $1.69; No. 4 yellow, fi.oa.
Minneapolis Grain Market.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28. Barley," $1,29 0
1.89; flax, $3.43 Vi Iff 3.47
Gnrln at San Francisco,
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec, 28. Spot quota
tions Feed barley, $2.80 02.85; white oats,
$2.852.90; bran, s shorts, middlings, nom
' Call board? Barley, May, $2.90 asked.
NUMBER OF FAILURES DECREASE
Best Showing; Made in This Respect in Fast
NEW YORK, Dec 28. Dun's tomorrow
What has been, in many respects the most
eventful year of economic history neared
Its closing with the announcement of the
Governmental control of the country's
transportation systems, causing a striking
recovery' in prices of securities, but with rec
ognition that not all of the readjustment
arising from war -coadltiona have yet been
. With the business outlook still obscure
and likely to remain uncertain, there is no
abatement of the disposition to operate
ahead 'with caution, .and the customary
policy 'of deferring important engagements
until after -the year-end now,o appears In
many quarters. But what has stood out
prominently through . recent months of un
precedented changes has been the absence
of eonsptcuops loss of confidence and ot
any general movement" toward cancellation
of existing contracts. The fact Is that,
while some unsettlement has necessarily been
experienced In trade and Industry, and though
there has been not a little hesitation In
most directions, faith In the future has no
appreciably diminished and not only have
many new concerns started, but the year's
Insolvency retttrns make the best numeri
clal exhibit since 1911.
Weekly bank clearings were $4,403.2-20,983.
HOLDERS MAKE NO
Wool Market Quiet but Firm on
'Nearly All Grades.
BOSTON, Dec. 28. The Commercial Bui
letin will say tomorrow:
"The last of the year, true to form, has
been a quiet one. Prices, except -on fine
hnrt rlnf hinr wools, have been verv firm
on all grades, and, with the developments
of the past week, there has been no disposi
tion on the part of holders to sell wool for
any less money.
"The situation at the mills Is a very
strong one and bids fair to keep so, with
the maohlnery engaged on Government or
ders being increased more or less steadily.
Scoured basis Texas fine. 12 . months.
tl.US( 1.72: fine 8 months. Jl.IwSIl.6U.
California Northern, $1.70 1.83; middle
county. $1.55 l.eo.
Oregon Eastern No. 1. staple, $1.80
1.82; Eastern clothing. $1.50 1.60; Valley
No. 1. 81.65 01.70.
Territory Fine staple. $1.801.85: half
blood combing, $1.7. 1.80 ; three-eighths
blood combing, 1 1.45 4 1.50: fins clothing,
$1.60S1.65; fine medium clothing, $1.6o
Pulled extra, $1.801.85; A A, $1.70(81.80;
A supers, $L60'S'1.65.
Coffee Futures Again Advance.
'" NEW YORK. Dec. 28. A further advance
In the market for coffee futures attracted
sufficient realising to cause reactions, but
the general tone was steady with the close
showing a net advance-of 1 to 4 points. The
market opened steady at an advance of 2
to 4 and sold about 8 to 14 points net higher
during the middle of the day. with March
touching 7.85o and September 8.30c. This
reflected a renewed demand from houses
without Wall-street and European connec
tions, which was accompanied by. talk of
a firm cost and freight situation and re
ports of an Improved spot demand. Later
March eased off to 7.76c and December to
8.19c under profit-taking and trade-selling,
with last, prices at the lowest point of tho
day. December and January. 7.55CJ March,
7.75c; May, 7.89c; July, 8.04c; September,
8.19c; October, 8.27e.
Spot eoffee was reported firm with prices
He higher, at 8 He for Rio 7a and Bo for
Santos 4s. Sales of about 20,000 bags were
reported In the cost and freight market on
about the basis ef yesterday's offers. Today's
offers were a shade higher. Including San
tos '3s and 4s at 9.90c and Santos 4s at
-9.600 to 0.7OO, London credits.
The official cables Seported no change In
Brazilian markets except - Santos futures,
which were unchanged - to 50 rels lower.
Santos reported a clearance of 48,000 ban
for New York and 57,000 for. New Orleans.
Braslllan port receipts, 58,000 bags.
Hens, Etc., at New York:
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Hops. easy. State,
medium to choice. 1917, 50fg.55c; 1916, nom
inal: Paeifio Coast, 1917, 2328c; 1916,
Hides ad wool, nncnangea.
-Chlcas-O -Dairy Produce.
CHICAGO, Dee. S8. Butter unchanged.
Eggs higher, receipts 6064. Firsts, 8
64c; ordinary firsts, 48 51c; at mark, cases
MORRIS BROTHERS, INC.
Established 25 Years.
ltailw-ay Exchange Building.
OREGON MUNICIPAL BONDS
' . YIELDING FROil XQ 6.
Clark, Kendall & Company
205, 206 Northwestern Bank Building
1 . Portland, Oregon .
WHY IS A BOND the safest form of Investment? , Because
as an instrheht it is absolutely noYi-speeulative. '
It guarantees payment of a definite sum at a certain
time at a fixed interest per annum.
BEST INVESTMENT. The safest Bonds are those
issued by municipalities, approved railroads and public
service corporations. These bondd will pay from" 5
to 7 interest at the present low prices, and with care
in selection will yield an absolutely sure and fixed in
come. It is this class of bonds that we sell and it is
this class only that we advise you to buy. It is our
business to know bonds and it will be a pleasure to
advise you. -
To yield 5 to 6
Exempt from all Income Tax.
Lumbermens Trust Company
4S52c; refrigerator -firsts, 40(9
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. Metal Exchange
quotes lead easier. Spot 6.75c2?7e.
Spelter quiet. East St. Douls spot, T.62
ALUMNI TO EDIT MAGAZINE
Annual Issue by Mount Angel Grad
uates Will Be lit March.
, MOUNT AKGfelj COl,EGE. St. Bene
dict, Or., Dec. 28. (Special.) The
alumni of Mount Angel College will
edit the March issue of the Pacific
Star, the college magazine of the stu
Three years ago the editors of the
college magazine, under the influence
of Joseph C. Heesaker, now a student'
of St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park,
Cal.. advocated the move of giving one
issue of the college magazine to the
ol(J boys of the college.
From the three Issues that have been
edited by the old boys it is evident
that they take an interest In their
alma mater. ,
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
"BAT To Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bay, 421tf
Morrison street East, December IS, a son.
SCOTT To Mr. and Mrs. Joh R. Scott,
8&2 East Fifteenth. December 18, a son.
SIBEL, To Mr. and Mrs. . Henry Sibel,
770 Union avenue, December 22, a son.
JWATA To Mr. and Mrs. Rljolchi Jwata,
85 North Ninth, December 17, a daughter.
EUGAR To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
Eggar, East Twenty-second and Columbia
boulevard. December 20, a son.
HEARN o Mr.- and Mrs. John T. Hearn,
1073 Holgate. December 14. a son.
SCHUSTER To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O.
Schuster, 300 Moraan, December 14, a son.
COUASUON.NIO To Mr. and Mrs. Cola
suonnio, 303 Grand, December 24, a daugh
ter. SINGER To Mr. and Mrs. Max Singer,
December 14, 1036 Front, a daughter.
DONAT1NI To Mr. and Mrs. Eugenio
Donatini, 310 East Grosbl, December 15, a
son. . . . , . .
MILLER To Mr. and Mrs. Melvln G. Mil
ler. 67l Drew, a daughter.
HICKS To Mr. and Mrs. Roderick R.
Hicks, 311 Cherry, December 21, a son.
STBDMAN-MASON William R. Stedmam
23, Mare Island, Cal., and Elizabeth M. Ma
Son. 22, 506 East Twenty-eighth street.
STEWART-SMITH A. D. Stewart, 31, 303
Eleventh street, aud Ethel M. Smith, 27,
JETER-HpSACK G. M. Jeter. 37. Glen-
bwood. Or., nd Eva M. Hosack, 17, Hoyt
Vancouver Marriage Licenser.
BENNET-HEKALA Perley Seymour Ben
nett, 26. of Portland, and Ida Marie Hekala,
26, of Portland.
BIRD-WILSON Floyd Alexander Bird.
37. of Portland, and Hazel Wilson, 21, of
STEPH ANSON-JTJXNA Gust Stephanson,
49, of Brush Prairie, Wash., and Hulda
Junna, 28. of Brush Prairie, Wash.
SMITH-MILLER John W. Smith, Bl, of
Portland, and Mrs. Dora I. Miller, 2, of
EB1NGER-BEALS Harvey P. Eblnger,
25, tot Tillamook. Or., and Helen M. Beals,
24, of Tillamook, Or.
JOHN McKINNEY Repair two-story
garage. Chapman street, between Yamhill
and Taylor; builder, same; $120. -
T. B. HENDRICK Repair two and four
story frame apartments, 510 Flanders, be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth; builder,
A. W. SAHLI Repair one-story frame
residence, 1538 Delaware, tffetween Boston
and Lombard; builder, same ; $85.
MRS. K1NG3LKW Repair two-story
frame residence. 1033 East Thirtieth North,
between Wygant and Alberta i builder, P.
Linderorantz ; $65.-
-H. A. SHIELDS Erect frame garage, 654
Taggart, corner East Eighteenth; V. L.
Leisure, builder; $175.
O.-Wi R. R. A H. COMPANT Alter one
story frame plate shop, foot of Arthur
street between Moody and Riverj Columbia
River Shipbuilding Corporation, builders;
M. H. HOTJ8ER Repair 11-story fireproof
reinforced concrete 'stores and offices; Van
derhoof Bros., builders; $80.
Idaho County's Class I Large.
GRANGEVILX.fi, Idaho. ? Dec 28.-
Special.) The local exemption board
for Idaho County has announced classi
fication of 108 questionnaires. Of this
total the board placed 67 young men
In class 1, 33 in class 4, nine In class
, two in class 3 and seven in class fi.
In comparison with other counties, the
total of 57 in class 1 out of 108 classi
fied appears to be a good showlna:.
Several appeals from the rulings of the
board have been filed.
Ex-Policeman gent to Penltential-jr.
OREGON CITY, Of., Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) Harry Holland, an ex-pollceman
of-Portland, was today entenced to
from one to seven years in the State
Penitentiary by Circuit Judge Camp
bell for larceny in a dwelling. George
W. Clarke, Jointly Indicted with Hol
land, is to be sentenced next Monday.
Phone your want ads to The Orego-
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dally, except Sunday. Ticket, ate,
at the dork, or
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' S P. M., Monday. Dec. SI.
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