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THE MORNING OltEGONIAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1922
Demand for Low -Priced
Clothes Is Met.
PRICES ARE UNCHANGED
Three-Eighths, Half and Quarter
Blood Purchases Deplete
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 18 (Spe
C'al.) The wool market furnishes
evidence that worsted mills have
old a good volume of "fancy"
worsteds, having been able to meet
"he demand for low-priced cloth.
They are continnlng to purchase
medium territory wools, mainly
three-eighths blood, and it is not de
nied that this grade is used largely
in the new lines they are showing.
They are also buying half-blood in
quantity and considerable quarter
.blood at market prices.
The demand for these three grades
Is such that some dealers whose
stocks are depleted have gone into
wool-growing districts for more
supplies. They have secured a large
volume of medium wool at Dillon,
Mont., one Boston house buying
300,000 pounds and another 100,000
pounds, at 37 to 39 cents, the landed
cost in Boston being 40 to 40 H
.-ents, grease, or 90 cents. ean.
The fugheest price quoted here for
he best three-eighths blood is 95
cents, therefore, some dealers say,
the prices paid at Dillon were too
high. Eastern Jauyers also have se
cured more of the triangle wools ac
cumulated at Cokeville, Wye, at
advances over the sealed bids re
cently made, all of which were re
jected. For these wools, which are
mostly quarter-blood and below,
' they paid 25 to 35 cents, most of
.the purchases being between 28 and
Price Are TJnchanged.
Prices of territory wool here are
unchanged, save that half-bloods is
elightly higher at $1.15 to. $1.18
clean. Some holders ask $1.20, while
three-eighths f blood remains at 90
to 95 cents and quarter-blood at
V5 to 80 cents. Emphasis is placed
more on the high figure of .the
range. Knitting yarn spinners con
tinue to compete with mills for the
medium wools. Fine wools remain
sather quiet but a sale of 100,000
pounds of good French combing is
eported at about $1.25, clean. Other
lots sold at $1.15 to $1.20.
. Choice fine and fine medium still
is quoted at $1.30 to $1.35 and fine
and fine medium clothing at $1.10
to $1.15. Eastern dealers have se
cured some scattered fleece clips in
Ohio but refuse to give prices.
Fleece quotations here are un
changed, although recent sales have
been at the low edge of the market,
half-blood at 50 cents, three-eighths
blood at 46 cents and quarter-blood
at 42 cents.
Wools suitable for "woolen" mills
are quiet, although pulled and
r coured domestics sell slowly, most
iy for piecing-out purposes.
East India Sale Advanced.
The sale of East India wool an
nounced for September 15 at Liver
pool has been advanced to August
9 on account of tariff. This mar
ket is overstocked with East Indies
and Boston ians are not expected to
compete stronelv at the sale
Buenos Aires reports the winter in
the River Plate very rainy and that
flocks are in very good condition,
w-ith good wool, well grown, light
shrinkage and very few burrs. The
coming Argentine clip is estimated
at about 225,000 bales, a decrease
if 25 per cent from last season. The
wool will run 7 per cent fine, 43
I-er cent fine cross-breds and me
dium cross-breds, and 50 per cent
coarse wool. Montevideo new clip
is estimated at 85,000 bales, a de
crease of 15 per cent. There will be
0 per cent merino, 50 per cent fine
cross-breds, 15 per cent medium
cross-breds and 15 per cent low.
Belknap Springs Is Mecca
for Ailing Pilgrims.
Miracles Reported Performed by
Mineral Water Cure.
WILLIAM STEINBERG tells, the
Monmouth Herald that miracles
are performed at Belknap springs.
It is a common sight to see a man
or woman come hobbling on crutches
and after a few treatments dispense
first with one crutch and then with
the other. This is accomplished by
drinking and bathing in the mineral
water which comes from the spring.
A number of minerals are held in
solution in this water which comes
from the rocks, boiling hot.
feuipnur. radium, aluminum and
salt are some of them. It has Wen
attempted to bottle this water and
sell it commercially but without
success. When held for a short time
the elements of the water unite in a
most horrible odor which unfits it
for use. The water comes so hot
that eggs can be boiled in a short
lime. beans and other vegetables
are cooked by being floated in the
A stream of very cold water comes
from a spring not far away and
within 20 feet of the spring, food
cooked in the spring can be re
frigerated by an icy blast that comes
through a fissure in the mountain.
Popular rates prevail at this resort
at present, but an attempt is being
made to finance a large hotel on the
spot, when it is likely the rates will
be shot skyward, making the place
out of the reach of the masses.
lira mono flower Show Augusjt 24.
The date of the Redmond Flower
show has been placed for the after
noon and evening of August 24.
Miss Helen Gilkey, assistant pro
fessor of botany at Oregon Agricul
tural College, has consented to judge
the flowers. An interesting pro
gramme is being arranged by Mrs.
M. A. Cunning. The committee in
charge hopes to make this, their
first flower show, a complete suc
cess, and ar asking the co-operation
of every grower in Deschutes
county. Redmond Spokesman.
Crooked River Road Work Stops.
Opposition to the location of the
Crooked River highway on the
north side of the river by some of
the property owners has resulted in
the filing of five claims aggregat
ing $18,000 against Deschutes coun
ty. That these claims, iwiless ad-
Light Hens 13c
CHECKS BY RETURN
THE SAVINAR CO., INC.
100 Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
justed soon, will hold up construc
tion work until 1923 Is the opinion
of Judge Wallace. The state and
county together have spent $425,
000 on this highway. Money for the
completion of the stretch now under
consideration is available and a
satisfactory bid has been received
on the contract. Application has
been made to the war department
for a war bridge, which can be ob
tained by paying the transporta
tion charges. All work on the high
way has been suspended until the
matter is settled. Central Orego-nian.
' Jersey Sire Purchased.
A. W. Bartlett & Son, of Rickreall,
recently purchased from the Ore
glow Jersey herd at Oswego, W. M.
Ladd. owner, a baby son of Vive's
Golden Glows Chief 154815, out of
Sunlight's Glow 296336. Messrs.
Bartlett are new Jersey breeders
having- purchased their founda
tion oT females at Pickard Bros.
Marion, Or., last fall. They have to
mate with this young sire,, two
daughters of Darling's Gallant Boy.
one daughter of Sir Cuthbert of Ore
gon, and one of the first daughters
of Pickard Bros." junior srre,
Frosty's Valinda's Son. The calf
purchased from Mr. Ladd car
ries 62 per cent the blood
of Golden Glow's Chief, and
his two nearest dams are the
greatest and fourth greatest daugh
ters of that bull and have an aver
age record of 920 pounds of fat in
one year. Polk County Observer.
Highway Opens Scenic Section.
In Grant and Wheeler counties is
a scenic section of eastern Oregon
of which little is known, but which
is destined to become a mecca for
auto tourists. With the 'completion
of the John Day highway, tourists
by thousands will travel over the
highway through the John Day
gorge. Few places in the west so
arouse the admiration of the travel
er. The grandeur and beauty of the
precipices with the different color
ing of the rock formation are such
as to live for years in the memories
tf those who make the trip through
the gorge. With the completion of
the highway between Prairie City
and Unity and the connection of the
Baker-Bridgeport-Unity post road
with the John Day at the, latter
point. Baker will have a direct con
nection with the gorge. Baker Her
Scarlet Shirts and Hats Sell.
Red hats and red shirts are selling
like hot cakes this week, says the
Salem Statesman. It is not the em-
bjem of. internationalism, ,of an
archy, -of anything political; they
don't get that way for any such
reason. But the deer season opens
On Sunday, August 20. and the woods
promise to be full of hunters. The
red garment is legal warning in
some- states, of the identity of the
hunter; hunters are required to wear
such protection in justice to their
fellow hunters. Green hunters who
feel that they must shoot at every
movement of the brush can hardly
protest ignorance if their victim is a
man wearing a red hat or shirt that
couldn't possibly be mistaken.
' Lnre of Road Leaves Xad.
All hopes of being a buckaroo
having gone with the spending of
$150 which he admits stealing from
his father, Ivan Humphreys, 16-year-old
vagabond, is now anxious to put
his feet beneath the family supper
table and eat his mother's cooking
once more. Ivan was picked up by
the police. He told a wild tale oi
adventure which took in everything
from kidnaping to highway, rob
bery. While still telling his tale
night came on. He had visions of
home with his father and mother at
the supper table. But they had since
left Oregon and left no trace behind.
Now Ivan wants them more than
ever. Salem Statesman.
t'alifornia Buys Strawberries.
The fourth carload of preserved
strawberries to leave Vancouver
this season was loaded and iced at
the Columbia street plant of the
Vancouver Steam company recently.
The big refrigerator cars have taken
out 360 barrels of the Clarke county
berries so far and it is stated that
there are at least two more carloads
of strawberries in storage awaiting
shipment before several cars of
raspberries, loganberries and black
berries are reached. The fruit is
being shipped by the Oregon Pack
ing company to a California packing
plant at San Francisco. Ice is fur
nished by the Vancouver Steam com
pany. Vancouver Columbian.
Gray Squirrels Tubercular.
The gray squirrels of southern
Oregon are badly infected this year.
Game Warden Bancroft tells the
Grants Pass Courier. He has sent
nine or more to the state game war
den, who has pronounced them in
fected with tuberculosis. The glands
of the neck are badly swollen and
the fur has fallen out also. Many
have been found dead around the
woods. This is especially true In
the Illinois and Sucker Creek val
leys. The squirrels, when infected,
are not fit for food, and great dare
should be exercised when the season
opens on September 15.
Apple Growers Meet Auguxt 25.
A convention of the apple growers
of the valley is called for August
25 in Salem, to talk over everything
connected with the apple. The pool
ing of apples for marketing pur
poses, the matter of pack, of stor
age, of shipping, will come up for
discussion. The meeting is being
called through the Ore gen Growers,
but is understood to be open to all
apple men, regardless of their pres
ent affiliation. Salem Statesman.
Hen Lays Record Size Ess;.
Mrs. . Perry Moser, who resides
about sevfn miles from Silverton on
the Abiqua river, brought an egg
into the office of the Silverton Trib
une which measured 6x7H inches.
The egg was laid by a 2-year-old
Plymouth Rock hen and is the
largest ever seen by any of the poul
try raisers to whom it had been
AMO ASK SCe80OV f & W' f)(A STRAISULER. WERE. BFTLu? Pcj 7 $EC0Hb AHD TrAIROy " SAVORS gscWNOS ALL RKjHT-g ;
ABOUT A PlACeto k I L3 lOHAT-$ YOG 6T AJ Vl-EI Ijfu "T- 'JB I
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APPLE CROP IN EAST
Northwestern States Have
Lighter Production. '
RESULT OF DRY SUMMER
Total Commercial Yield of Coun
try Shows an Increase of
There is a great increase in the Amer
ican apple crop this year over 1921, but
in the Pacific northwest tne yield Is
lighter than last year.
The total apple crop of the United
States averaged 76.4 per cent of normal
on August 1, giving promise of a pro
duction of 201,726,000 bushels against 98,
R7.00 bushels in 1921. The commercial
apple crop of the country was 68.9 per
cent of normal on August 1 and gave
promise of a crop of 33.402.000 barrels.
The dry season will likely result In
small sized fruit in Oregon, except where
irrigation is practiced. ' A month ago
F. L. Kent, the government statistician
In Oregon, estimated the commercial ap
ple crop of the state at 5645 carloads,
and weather conditions in July will quite
likely reduce the crop.
Apples in Washington averaged 81 per
cent of normal on August 1 and gave
promise of a total crop of 2S.012.000
bushels, as compared with the July 1
forecast of 27.000.000 bushels. The 1921
crop was 29,062,000 bushels. The com
mercial apple crop of Washington is
placed at 23.250,000 bushels against the
July 1 estimate of 22,410.000 bushels and
the 1921 commercial crop of 24,900,000
The commercial apple crop of the
United States In thousands of barrels
(one barrel Is equal to three boxes) is
estimated by the government as follows
1022 Forecasts. Esfm'd
Aug. 1. July 1. 1921.
Maine 361 428 30
New York 6.529 5.5.M 3,000
Pennsylvania 1,216 1.077 i 221
Virginia 1,478 1,522 136
West Virginia 845 879 130
Ohio 682 642 360
Illinois 1,485 1.326 307
Michigan 1,659 1,542 1,208
Missouri 1,168 1.022 30
Arkansas 860 829 16
Colorado 918 9115 R12
Idaho 1,070 ' 1.06S 1,349
Oregon 1,490 1,451 1.667
California 1,704 1.623 1.280
Washington 7.750 7.470 8.300
Total above 15
states' 29.215 27.42.T 19.536
Total L". S 33.402 31.413 21,204
WORLD'S WHEAT CROP INCREASED
Gain Over Last Year Dne to Large Yield
According to estimates communicated
to the international institute of agricul
ture by the governments of . a group of
countries representing about one-half
of the northern hemisphere wheat crops.
their yield in 1922 Is 39.5 million metric
tons (exclusive of Russia). -Compared
with the production of the same group
of countries in 1921 (36.9 million tons).
there Is an increase of 7 per cent. This
increase is entirely due to the large crop
In British India, which surpassed that
of 1921 by 3.3 million tons.
In the United States the forecast is for
a wheat crop slightly superior (by 3 per
cent) .to the previous harvest (22.2 mil
lion , tons as compared with -21.6 in
On the other hand, the European es
timates of production are decidedly be
low those of 1921 as regards the few
countries which have furnished data.
Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland,
Greece, Hungary and Poland give
an aggregate of 7.2 million tons In 1922
against their returns of 8.2 million in
The information to hand from those
countries not yet ready to furnish esti
mates may be summarized as follows:
The June rains somewhat Improved con
ditions for the wheat crop in France,
Italy and Czecho-Slovakia, while the po
sition is. fairly good in Bulgaria, Ru
mania and the Serb-Croat-Slovene state.
The condition of the Canadian wheat
crop is reported as generally favorable,
apart from some Injury by strong winds
and hail storms..
ffHSAT NEEDED FOR NEARBY SHIPS
Milling Grades Also Taken to Fill
The need for wheat to complete car
goea for nearby ships and also to fill
flour sales previously made is the
stimulating influence In what would
otherwise probably be a very weak mar- .
ket. White export wheat was bought- at
91.10 and in some instances at a better
price, while Big Bend bluestem was
nominally worth $1.30. At the Merchants'
Exchange, the lower trend ofthe east
err markets was followed and bids on
all ' grades were 2 cents lower than
At Liverpool September wheat closed
unchanged at 9s 4d and December 4d
lower at 9s 4d.
Broomhall cabled from Liverpool:
"Very little if any actual new export
business in wheat yesterday. However,
there was a1 fair trade in cash grain
with purchases to fill old sales esti
mated at 500,000 to 750,000 bushels.
Business In corn estimated at 150,000
bushels to 200,000 bushels."
The Chicago wire to the Gray-Rosen-baum
Grain company follows:
"Very difficult to get enthusiastic on
bull side, still prices discount current
bearish situation. Dollar wheat should
prove incentive for increased Invest
ment demand, .which needed to absorb
pressure from country. Yesterday's short
covering weakened market. -Technically
market in position to respond quickly
favorable developments. Anticipate bet
ter export inquiry."
Commenting on the Chicago market, a
GASOLINF ALLEY ON AVFPVS,
market letter of the J. Rosenbaum Grain
company said :
"Dollar -wheat before the war, not an
uncommon price, represented a pros
perous world. Today the price is met
with a feeling of abjection and It rep
resents a world that cannot find itself.
Some time this season wheat will likelr
sell higher than today's xalues, perhapf
considerably higher, but it will mean
that current conditions have changed
for the better and if those, who wish to
establish wheat prices at a higher level
by legislative or other unnatural means
would go to Europe and tell the powers
to forget their jealousies, destroy their
armamenT," work eight hours a day,
prices would ' perhaps 'go so high, as to
start propaganda - against high prices.
Europe needs much of our wheat, but
she buys sparingly because of continued
unsettled financial conditions."
It Is estimated southern Alberta will
have a 30,000,000 bushel wheat crop this
year. The crop of the entire province
will top that of 1920. when 82.712,000
bushels were threshed.
Terminal receipts. In cars, were re
ported by the Merchants Exchange as
Portland : Wht. Bry. Fir. Cn. O. H.
Tear ago 139
Sea. to date 1844
Year ago 4222
Thursday .... 27
Tear ago .... 41
Sea. to date. 723
Year ago 1116
Year ago .... 20
Sea. to date. 602
Year ago . 648
Bark Buying Price Raised.
The local buying price of cascara bark
has been advanced half a cent. Buyers
are now paying 64 cents for new bark
and 7V4 cents for old bark delivered in
LIVERPOOL WOOL SALES ADVANCED
Purpose Is to Anticipate Passage of
BOSTON, 'Aug. 18. The Commercial
Bulletin tomorrow will say:
The demand lor wool has continued
at .a moderate and somewhat Irregular
pace, with Interest more especially shown
fo.- the medium grades, although fine
grades have not been altogether neg
lected. Medium and fine scoured wools
have been In rather better request this
Foreign markets are reported firm
The East India sales at Liverpool have
been advanced from September 19 to
August 28 In order to anticipate the
passage of the American tariff.
Peach Supplies May Be Heavy.
Elberta peaches are still coming from
California and sell readily at $11.15.
Most of the Oregon and Washington
peaches arriving are early varieties. A
heavy crop is looked for and unless an
eastern outlet is found prices are likely
to rule cheap. Yakima peach growers
are planning a combine, but fruit men
here do not see how they can put it
through with the growers in other north
west sections unorganized.
Poor Butter Coming on Market.
There was a ready demand for cube
butter that would grade extras, but not
much of this was obtained. The larger
proportion of the receipts were of Inferior
quality and this had a weakening effect
on the entire market. .
Ranch eggs are ' scarce and on the
whole firm. A good many short held
storage eggs are coming on the mar
ket. Poultry . was steady at unchanged
Bank clearings, of the northwestern
cities yesterday were as follows:
Portland $4,617,192 $977,848
Seattle 4,653.902 883.075
Spokane,. 1,549.166 666,853
Tacoma transactions, $2.064,000.
PORTLAND MARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, Flour,' Feed, Etc,
Merchants Exchange, noon session.
Hard white . : $ l.oti
Soft white . . .' 1.06
Soft club 1.06
Hard winter . 1.06
Nor. spring -. 1.04
Red Walla 1.01
No. 2 white feed... 32.00
Ko. 2 gray 31.00
Brewing 29 00
Standard feed 27.50
No 2 E Y shipment. 28.50
FLOUR Family patents. $7.20 per
bbl.; whole wheat, $6.60; graham, $6.40;
bakers' .hard wheat.$7.40 ; bakers' blue
stem patents. $7.20; valley bakers'. $5.90;
MILLFEED Prices f. o. b. mill: Mill
run, ton lots, $31; middlings, $43; rolled
barley. $3638; rolled oats, "$44; scratch
feed. $48 per ton.
CORN White, $37; cracked, $39 per
HAY Buying price f. o. b. Portland:
Alfalfa, $1818.50 per otn; cheat, $15;
oats and vetch. $17; clover. $18; valley
timothy, $18; eastern Oregon timothy,
Butter and Country Produce.
BUTTER Cubes, extras, 3738c lb.;
prints, parchment wrapped, box lots, 44c;
cartons, 45c. Butterfat, 44c delivered;
station buying price. A grade, 42c.
EGGS Buying price: Current receipts,
22 23c dozen ; henneries, 25 fp 26c dozen.
Jobbing prices: Case count, 23 24c;
candled ranch, 26c : selects, 29c; browns,
20c ; first. 27c: pullets. 25c.
CHEESE Tillamook triplets, price to
jobbers, f. o. b. Tillamook, 26c ; Young
Americas. 27c; longhorns, 27c pound.
fULLTKY Hens, i4(6PL'c id. ; springs,
?022c; ducks, 1522c; geese, nominal;
VEAL Fancy, 1516o per pound.
PORK Fancy. 1717c per pound.
FrnitH and Vegetables.
Loral jobbing quotations:
FRUITS Oranees. Valencias. Sft.50
10.50 per box; lemons, $78.50; grape
fruit. $6.758 box; bananas. 8i 9c
lb.; cantaloupes,. 42.503 crate; peaches',
90c $1.15 per box; apricots, $ 1.40 2.25
per crate ; plums. $ 1.25 1.50 per box;
watermelons. 12c per pound; ca
sabas. 3c lb.; pears, $3. Jo 3. 50; black
berries, $22.25 per crate grapes. $2.50
$3-00 per box; new apples, 75c$1.50 box.
POTATOES New. 22c per pound;
sweet potatoes, eastern, $1.75 per crate.
ONIONS Oregon yellow, 2H3c oer
pound: Walla Wallla, $1.502 per sack.
VEGETABLES Cabbage 2c per
pound ; lettuce, $1.00 crate ; garlic. 10c
per pound: green peppers, 15c per pound;
tomaties, 4085c per crate; cucumbers,
5060c per box; green peas, 8(g12c lb.;
beans, 78c per pound; green corn, 30a
dozen: eggplant, 1012c pound; sum
mer squash, 6c per pound.
Staple Groceries. ,
Local jobbing quotations:
SUGAR (sack basis) Cane, granulated,
7.80e pound: beet, 7.60c per pound.
NUTS Walnuts. 15 35c per pound;
Brazil nuts, 17Vi19c; almonds, 21 P
26c; peanuts, 10 11c per pound.
RICE Blue Ruse. 7c per pound; Japan
style. 6.106.25c per pound.
COFFEE Roasted, bulk, in drums, 20
39c per pound.
SALT Granulated, bales, $2.603.65;
half ground, tons. 50s, $17: 100s. $16,
DRIED FRUITS Dates, 14c pound;
figs, $1.902.75 per box: apples, 15c per
pound; peaches, 18c; prunes, 1416c.
BEANS Small, white, tHic; pink. 6c;
bayou, 6Hc; red, 6c; lima, 11c per pound.
Local jobbing quotations:
HAMS All sizes. 2837c per pound;
sklnued. 88c; picnic, 18c; cottage roll,
25 cper pound.
BACON Fancy, 39 45c; choice. 29
84c; standards, 24 27c.
LARD Pure, tierces, 14c per pound;
compound, tierces, 14c.
DRY SALT Backs. 2033c; plates.
Hides, Hods. Etc. '
HIDES Salted hides, under 45 pounds,
S9c; salted hides, over 45 pounds,
7 8c; green hides under 45 pounds, 7
8c; green hides, 45 pounds, 67c;
salted bulls, 67c; green bulls. 56c;
called or green calf, under 15 pounds,
:213c; saltedor green kip, 16 to 30
pounds. 910e; hair slipped hides and
skins, half price; flint dry hides, 11
llic: flint drv calf. under 7 nminri:
ll12c; dry salted hides, 89c: culls
r.nd damaged, half price. Green or salt
ed horse hides, $23 each; colt skins,
S0c$l each; dry horse, 75c$1.25 each.
PELTS Dry sheep pelts, long wool,
?820c; dry sheep pelts, short wool, 9
30c: dry sheeo nelts. nieces. 9(10r- drv
sheep shearlings, no value; salted pelts,
iong wool, each. $1.502; salted pelts,
hort wool, each. 75c (&$1; salt spring
lamb pelts, each. 75cll; salted shear
ings, each. 10x)20c: salted pna to i.np
hair, each, $12; salted goats, short
hair, each, 50c$l; dry goats, long hair,
per pound. 10(&)12c: .drv eoata. short hair.
tach, 25(&J50c; goat shearlings, each, 10
TALLOW No. l.S(S)5V.r- No. 2 4tiifi
5c per pound; grease, 364c per pound.
CASCARA BaRK. New Deei. 6V,c nr
pound: old peel. 7'c per pound.
UKEUU. UKAFE UraDe root. c rer
HOPS 1921 croD. nominal. 12S15c nop
pound; contracts, 15c.
VVUUL Eastern Oregon. 20(5)30,. nr
pound: valley wool, fine an? half-hlnnrf.
S035c; three-eighths biood. 30igi32c;
o.uarter-blood, 2o&2tc; low quarter and
braid, 2022c; matted. 16(818c.
MOHAIR t.nnir stanl. yO90
cred Portland; short staple, 2527c;
burry. 20 25c per pound.
ukai.n DAUB car lots, 9hic, coast.
LINSEED OIL Raw. in barrels tl ill'
5-gallon cans. $1.25; boiled In barrels,
41.12; 5-gallon cans, $1.27.
TUKfKMlNl! In drums. S1.50: five-
gallon cans. $1.65.
WHITE LEAD 100-pound kegs.
GASOLINE Tank Wagons and iron
barrels. 26c; cases, 37c.
The following are direct quotations on
Douglas fir and represent approximately
prevailing f. o. b. mill prices In carlots
and are based on orders that have been
negotiated: . . Prevailing
Flooring . High. Low. Price.
1x4 No. 2 VG $51.00 $47.50 $49.00
1x4 No. 3 VG 43. CM) 39.00 39.00
1x4 No. 2 & B, SG . . 36.00 .... 36.00
lxrt No. 2 & B, SG , . 40.00 39.00 39.00
No. 2 & B 67.00 05.00
Finish No, 2 and' better
58 00 53.00
x4 No. 2 & B
1x4 No. 2 & B
1x4 No. 3
1x6 No. 2 & B
Boards and S L No 1
lx8-10-inch S 1 S ... 16.50
Dimension No. 1 S & B .
2x4 12-14 18.50
Planks, small timber
4x4 12-16 S 4 S 21.50
3x10-12 12-16 S 4 S . 20.U0
Timbers, 32 ft. and under-6x6-8x10
S 4 S 28.0O
Fir . 4.55
Oregon Banking and Bond
Harry De Wolf, cashier of the Bank of
Menasha, Wis., is the guest of E. L,
Barnes of Portland. Like all eastern
visitors, Mr. De voif has been takea
over the Columbia highway and, as usual,
he said it was the finest drive to be
Walter Ringsred. assistant cashier of
the Northwestern National bank, is visit
ing his mother in Duluth, Minn. He will
be away from Portland for another week.
George Hardgrove of Spokane, member
of the investment banking firm of Ferris
& Hardgrove, was visiting the financial
district here yesterday. Mr. Hardgrove
has just returned from a trip east and
i said financial conditions everywhere he
went reflect the better business tone
throughout the country. He said tne
Spokane territory is sharing in the in
creased prosperity now so apparent. Pros
pects for a good wheat crop in Montana,
It was said, have tfiven the Spokane
DanKers a much better feeling.
Charles H. Stewart, vice-president of
tne isortnwestern national bank, will re
turn to his desk Monday after helping
spread the gospel of the 1925 exposition
broadcast over the state with the fair
caravan. He has advised his banking
associates mat ne la naving a whale of a
time on the junket.
Mark Skinner, vice-president of th
Northwestern National bank is spending
the week end at Crescent lake, that in
viting sheet of placid water lying up on
the ridgepole of Oregon, nestling anions
the summits of the Cascades. The fish
he Is expecting to share from the waters
of the lake are all big. hungry and with
the fighting spirit of tigers.
-William Duby of Baker, appraiser for
the Oregon-Washington Joint stock Jan-i
bank, leported to headquarters in the
Lumbermens Trust company bank yes
terday after a trip to Spokane. He said
conditions In the Palouse region are very
promising, with crops good and sheep
and wool bringing high prices, although
cattle quotations are slightly less to the
advantage of the grower. George H.
Bourhill of Moro, also an appraiser" uf
the bank, was at headquarters yester
day as well. He said there is a very fair
crop of grain in Sherman county, not h
record yield by any means, but on the
other hand it is not so small as some
H. Marshall, president of the Peoples
Sta te bank of Walla Walla, was visiting
officials of the United States National
bank yesterday on his way back horns
from Seaside, where he vacationed. Ht;
said Walla Walla county will have three
fourths of a wheat crop this year, and
while the harvest will be email for the
district, the people are by iio means
broke nor discouraged. They are all
feeling good and doing business, he said.
Wheat hauling has started there and th
busy season is at hand.
Preliminary organization work of the
Portland-Pacific coast Joint stock land
bank is now practically complete, A. L.
Mills, president of the concern and also
head of the First National bank, which
sponsored it. said yesterday, and extend
ing of credit to farmers under the plan
of the new institution will be commenced
very soon. The Portland bank Is one of
four organized in the spring by a group
of nine leading banks of the coast and :
inter-mountain country. Combined re
sources of the nine banks behind the new
enterprise are more than $500,000,000.
News Generally Bearish and
Close Is Weak.
EXPORT DEMAND LIMITED
Liverpool Wheat Market Heavy at
Finish Movement of Corn
in Country Is Liberal.
. BY CHARLES D. MICHAELS.
CHICAGO, Aug. " 17. A decided re
versal came in the grain markets, which
were weak today as they were strong
Thursday. Prospects of a quick settle
ment of the rail strike and a partial
breaking of the drouth in the corn belt
led to general selling. - Stop-losa orders
were caught on the way down. Final
trades were within a fraction of the
bottom, with wheat off 2c to 2c, corn
22c, oats.c and rye c.
There was a fair export business at the
seaboard, Greece taking 500,000 bushels
No. 2 Manitoba and 250,000 bushels win
ter wheat also were sold abroad, but
the general demand remained slow. Local
handlers sold 500,000 bushels to export
ers at 5c over September, c. i. f. Buf
falo. No. 2 hard, and 4c over for yel
low hard. Corn sales here were 300.000
bushels and oats 75,000 bushels. The
seaboard sold 350.000 bushels of rye.
The reduction In the short interest by
the recent advance made the wheat mar
ket decidedly susceptible to pressure.
With bearish news, there was reinstating
of lines recently covered by local pro
fessionals. Under $1.02 for December
stop-loss orders were uncovered. Houses
with eastern connections sold May freely
toward the last.
Liverpool closed heavy and unchanged
to Jd lower, in the face of the upturn
in America the previous day. The basis
for sales of cash grain to exporters, c. 1.
f. Buffalo, was lowered c It was
said there was little wheat sold for ship
ment after August 20. Spot premiums,
however, showed little change. Argen
tine new wheat acreage was estimated to
show an Increase of 12 per cent.
Liquidation was on in corn as the re
sult of rains or showers in parts of Iowa,
Nebraska, Illinois and: Indiana. Septem
ber led the decline, touching 59 or 3c
under the finish of the previous day.
Country offerings were liberal early and
hedging sales' found support Limited.
Temperatures were lower in all sections
and sentiment decidedly bearish. Re
ceipts were 114 cars.
Oats reflected the weakness in other
grains and failed to show any rally
ing power. At Minneapolis cash prices
were He lower as compared with Sep
tember on account of a falling off in
the export demand. Domestic call con
tinued light. Receipts were 131 cars.
Rye showed more strength than wheat,
due to the removal of hedges against ex
port sales and only moderate hedging
pressure from the northwest.
CATTLE MARKET STEADY
GOOD DEMAND FOIt OFFER
INGS AT REGULAR PRICES.
Dri-ven-in Hogs Fail to Command
Carlot Prices Sheep anil .
Lambs Unchanged. '
Only six loads of stock reached the
yards yesterday and with the hogs com
ing on contract there was not rouch
available for the open market. Drive-in
hoes did not sell up to full quotations.
most of them going at 112.50 to $12.75. I
Cattle were steady to strong at uncnangea
prices. The sheep and lamb markets were
Receipts were 133 cattle, 33 calves and
The day's sales were as follows:
Wst. Pee. Wgt. Pee.
14 steers. 805 $5.50 6 lambs.. 65 $9.0O
9 steers. 067 3.0O 4yearl.. 110 7.00
4 cows.. 032 S.50 8 ewes... 127 3.50
22 cows.. 854 5.50 1 buck. . . 10 3.00
12 cows.. 876 4.00 4 steers.. 830 4 00
4 hogs. . 10" 12.75 2 steers.. 815 5.00
lhog... 260 10.25 2 cows , 1125 3.50
1 hog . . . 180 12.75 4 cows. 875 3.00
11 hogs.. 175 12.25 1 cow 720 2.00
9 lambs. 64 0.00 2 cows... 1060 3.25
12 lambs. 65 6.00 29 cows. . . 724 4.00
llamb.. 60 10.50 2 calves. 150 9.0O
7 lambs. 01 9.50, 10 calves. 297 7.00
2 lambs. 0 8.75120 calves. . 198 9.00
llamb . 00 8.501 3 hogs. . . 113 12.25
.8 Iambs. 86 9.50! 1 bull .... 1420 4.00
12 lambs. 85 6.501
Prices quoted yesterday at the Port
land Union stockyards were as follows:
Chbice steers . i '
Medium to good steers
Common to good steers
Choice cows ami heifers ....
Medium to good cows, heifers
Fair to med. cows, heifers ...
Common cows . . .
Choice dairy cajves
Prime light calves
Medium to light calves
Prime light . .
Smooth heavy, 200 to 300 lbs.
Smooth heavy. 300 lbs. up ...
Rough heavy -
Stags, subject to dockage' .. ..
Choice valley lambs
Medium valley lambs
Common valley lambs
! 7.75fS 8.25
2 00GS 3.50
7.50 0 8.50
13 00 13.25
9.0(1 Kl. tin
8.00 9 00
2.00 5 00
Chicago Livestock Market. -;
VJMlUAtiU, Aug. i o. tu. o. department
of Agriculture.) Cattle Receipts, 5500;
veal calves weak to lower; other classes
generally steady; top beef steers, 110.75:
bulk, $910.25; beef cows and heifers
moutly $57; canners and cutters largely
$2.53. to; bologna bulls mostly 4
4.25; veal calves early largely $12(g12.50.
Hogs Receipts. 23.000; market fairly
active on lighter weights; others slow, 15
to 25c lower: bulk, 130 to liO-peund
weight, 9.ooa.oo; if.oa pata tor a
few; 175 to 200-pound weight, mostly
$9.409.50; 225 to 250-pound butchers,
generally $9.109.30: good and choice
280 to 300-pouna butcners. jh.mu.io:
packing sows, mostly $7.257.75; pigs
25c lower, bulk around $9; heavy, $3 10
t'9.20; medium, $S.609.55 ; light. $:.15
9.65; light light. $9. 10 9.60; packing
sows, smooth, $7.25g8; packing .sows,
rough, $6.757.40; killing pigs, $8.75
Sheep Receipts. 14,000; fat lambs
steady to 15c higher; eight cars choic
Washington, 413, with 300 out; eight
cars good Idahos, $12.70, with 36 per
cent sort; feeder ends culls, $12 50;
weight 82-pound native lambs, quality
plain, bulk, $12.25 12 60 ; no choice na
tives sold; early cull natives mostly $;
good 121-pound fed western ewes, $7.25;
handy medium fat Idaho wethers, $7.50.
Omaha Livestock Market.
OMAHA, Aug. 18. (U- S. Department
of Agriculture Economics.) Hogs Re
ceipts, 7000; fairly active; butcher hog
steady to strong; bulk 200 to aw-pouna
butchers, $88.25, top $9; mixed and
packing grades steady to 10c lower; bulk,
Cattle Receipts. 3000; desirable beef
steers fully steady; others slow : top,
$10.50 on yearlings and medium weights;
veals firm to 25c higher; other classes af
stock generally steady.
Sheep Receipts. 7000: lambs strong;
bulk western lambs, $12.40 12.60. top
$12.60; other classes steady; ewes. $6.50.
down ; best light feeding lambs held
Seattle Livestock Market..
SEATTLE. Aug. 18. Cattle Steady;
receipts, 25; prices unchanged.
Hogs Steady; receipts, 80; prices un
changed. Swift & Co. Stock".
Closing; prices of Swift & Co. stocks at
Chlcag-o were reported bv the Overbeck
& Cooke company of Portland as fol
lows: Swift & Co jo
Swift International ' 20
Libby. McNeil & Libby 2
do new "
National Leather " 7i
RANGE LAMBS TOP THE MARKET
Klickitat Growers Experience Good De
mand for Sheep.
- GOLDB5NDALB. Wash., Aug 18
(Special.) Horace A. White of Roose
velt, Wash., owner of several bands of
range sheep, was at Goldendale yester
day on his way to his home ranch
after haYlng -wislted his flocks in sum
mer .camps 'on the Columbia national
forest reserve. Mr. White reports that
the range this season has been very
good and that little damage has occurred
to flocks from raids by predatory ani
mals. He says that Klickitat grass-fed
lambs from the mountain pastures in
the reserve still continue to top the
market for prime stuff.
February lambs marketed by the Top
penlsh Livestock company weighed 85 V4
pounds in Portland and were sold at
114 cents a pound. A shipment made
by Mr. White from the top lambs out
of his flocks, delivered in Portland July"
1, weighed 79 pounds and the price
received was 12 cents a pound. A later
shipment made by iMr. White weighed
out 81 pounds the lamb.
Buyers are offering 10 cents a pound
for mutton lambs on present market to
be delivered at Lyle on the main line
of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle rail
way in Klickitat county. Spokane mut
ton buyers recently have . entered the
local market In competition with Port
land buyers and local sheepmen are ex
pecting an advance over present prices.
Coffee Futures Quiet.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18. The market for
coffee futures remained very quiet, but
ruled a shade steadier today owing to
reports of a slightly better tone In Bra
zil and rather a more optimistic feeling
as to business prospects. The market
closed 2 to 3 points net higher. Sales
were estimated at about 29,000 bags.
September. 9.26c; October, December,
January, March and May, 9.27c; July.
Spot coffee, steady; Rio 7s, 0c; San
tos 4s, 14 14o.
SAVANNAH, Oa., Atjg. 18. Turpen
tine, firm. fl.23H: sales. 151 barrels; re
ceipts. 496 barrels; shipments, 409 bar
rels; stock. 10,803 -barrels.
Rosin Firm. Sales. 987 barrels: re
ceipts. 1685 barrels; shipments, 2332 bar
rels: stock, 96,996 barrels. Quote: B, V.
E, r , t, H, I. 5.205.25; K. 5.35
O.40; M, u. 35o.40; N, $5.455;50; WG,
$8.106.13; WW, $.656.75.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18. Copper, quiet;
eleotrolytic, spot and futures. 14c.
Tin, steady; spot and nearby. 32.75c;
Iron, firm; No. 2 southern, $20(&21.
Lead, steady; spot, 5. 75 5. 80c.
Zinc, quiet; East- St. Louis delivery.
Antimony, spot, 5.25c.
Chicago Oil Market.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire )
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. Gasoline Tank
wagons. 21c; service stations. 23c; ma
chine, 27.9c. Oils Summer. 11.4c; win
ter, 11.9c. Carbon perfection Iron bar
rels, 10'Ac. Linseed oil Raw, 1 to 4
barrels delivery, $1.04; boiled, $1.06.
Turpentine, 51.31. Denatured- alcoho
Boston Wool Market.
BOSTON, Aug. 18. The Commercial
Bulletin tomorrow will publish wool
quotations as follows:
Scoured basis: Oregon, eastern No. 1,
staple, $1.30; fine and fine medium
combing, $1.151.20; eastern clothing,
$l.051.12; valley No. 1, $1.071.10.
Chicago Potato Market.
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. Potatoes firm;
receipts 29 cars; total United States ship
ments 707 ; New Jersey sacked Irish
Cobblers. $1.65 1.70 cwt. ; Nebraska
sacked Early Ohios. $11.10 cwt.: part
ly graded 8090c cwt.; Minnesota sacked
and bulk Early Ohios, $11.15 cwt.
Cotton Seed Oil Market.
Cotton seed oil futures at New York.
Furnished by Jordan-Wentworth A Co.,
Portland: August $9.80 bid, September
$9.75 asked. October $8.898.0- Novem
ber I7.897.92, December $7.807.87,
January, $7.SB7.S9: February, $7.87.
Ouluth Flax Market.
DULUTH, Aug. 18. Flaxseed.
$2.30 asked; October, $2.27 asked;
$2.24 asked; Dec, $2.20 asked.
Government to Aid Roadway.
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 18. (Special.)
The Shea hill section of the Kos-ter-Cascadia
road now has the offi
cial approval of the federal gov
ernment. Copy -of the agreement
pigned by Secretary of Agriculture
Fall has been received by the Linn
county court, whereby the govern
ment gives $38,000 to aid in the im
provement of the roadway. L1nn
county will match this sum. All
that is holding back construction
work now-is securing right of way,
which it is understood will be do
nated. Timber Officials at Kelso.
KELSO, Wash., Aug. 18. (Spe
cial.) George S. Long, manager of
the Weyerhaeuser Timber company,
and Minot Davis, secretary of that
company, were Kelso visitors Thurs
day, conferring with R. H. Barr re
garding timber matters. Mr. Barr's
company, the Castle Rock Logging
company, is logging a tract of
Weyerhaeuser timber on the Co
weeman river. The Weyerhaeuser
officials look for a continued good
demand for timber products.
Matthew Small' Estate $47.1 :t I.
The late Matthew Small left an
estate valued at $47,131.80 according
to the report of the three appraisers
filed in circuit court. Silverton
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Prunes, Potatoes, Vegetables and
Cereals Feel Beneficial
Effect of Moisture.
Reactions of the interior coun
try, both in Oregon and Washing
ton, to the recent rainfall so much
needed by growing crops, are given
in the weekly crop report Just Is
sued by the Oregon-Washinfrton
Railroad & Navigation company.
Kverywhere there is much satisfac
tion expressed because of the mois
ture. Bend reported that the potato
crop in the Irrigated sections
should be the best In the past three
years. From The Dalles it was
said the rain will plump out prunes
and make a better crop, while it
also will be of great advantage to
growers of vegetables and email
From La. Grande came the repoil.
that the rain was of advantage to
spring wheat, although most sec'
tions believed It came too late toi
be of benefit. It was also salil
growing crops and fruits showed
much improvement as the result of
the moisture. Conditions were saiil
to be good for pasture In the Wal
lowa country and fall seeding has
been started because of the rain
that dampened the ground.
The report from Joseph said indi
cations point to a large average of
fall wheat. Haines reported stock
in good condition, with pastures
improved. L.ewiston, Idaho, advised
the rain was of much benefit.
Oil lued for Irrigation
on Pumps. 1
Fuel oil will solve
of furnishing motive power for the
pumps drawing artesian water to
the surface of the Fort Rock valley
to irrigate hitherto arid lands, was
the declaratiqn of H. 51. Park, head
of the state bureau of mines in Bend
from Fort Rock, where preparations
are being made for the sinking of a
third test well with state funds. The
well is to be located on the ranch
of Harry Crampton. Test irrigation
which has been carried on this sum
mer on the ranch of John Ernst,
where the first well was put down
last summer, has shown that wood
cannot be depended on as an eco
nomical fuel, due chiefly to the long
haul necessary. Bend Bulletin.
Prize Offered for Walnuts.
Some weeks ago Dave Cameron
brought to the Sheridan Sun a wal
nut branch on which 14 walnuts
formed -one cluster, a cluster size
very unusual in'walnut culture. Last
week Carl Graves of the Graves
Canning' company, met even honors
with Dave by bringing In a similar
branch from his trees. Both branches
are now on exhibition In Dlnsmore's
Jewelry store. This has prompted
Mr. Dinsmore to offer a prize of a
fountain pen to the one who breaks
the tie by bringing in a cluster of
more nuts. This offer is not re
stricted to the Sheridan vicinity, but
includes any walnut section In the
Via Picturesque St. Lawrence Route.
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