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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, TUESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 27, 1914,
FOREIGN DEMAND FOR CEREALS IS UNABATED IN THE NORTHWEST
FRESH EGGS FIRM AT
40 CENTS DOZEN HERE
RertitH of Real Good Stuff Very
"fiKrce and Inadequate to Fill He-quirt-ment!4
of Trade Kven at the
I'rehent Extreme Trices.
ITchIi kh an- very scarce in the
I ront stroet tra'le, and best quality
Is finding quick sale today at 40c a
dozen. While om of the receivers
ur ni.ntino. :t?iAc for local ranch
mock, it la stated tat these are not
being candled a.s carefully as the bet
ter class trade demands, and therefore
j?re not worth the higher price.
Kecfivers of along Front street
express the opinion that egg prices
here will show a further advance soon
uiiIksh thern Is a greater movement to
market. At the present trme there is
Vm.h stock coniins forward than the re
.iiiirements of ti.e trade, even at ex
treme, prices justify.
Storage eKK "' commanding most
..T the- attention or the trade at this
tune. Beat April storage or so-called
eastern lresh," are selling readily at
35c a dozen, and in some quarters there
ts u disposition to ask a cent or so
above this figure for something extra
VERY WEAK WITH A
SHADING OF PRICES
Edited by Hyman H. Cohen.
Only Small Per Cent of Fresh Make
Is Selling at 34c Bulk of
fiood Creamery Down to 30c To
, day Cheese Is Rather Weak.
good. Ordinary storage is quoieu g-
inllv around 32 v.-J.io a uo
tuck going abegging at lac
SMALL SI'IU.NOS IN DEMAND
! Whllff considerable weakness Is
uliown In the local trade for large
springs anil" small hens, the demand
lor small springs weighing around 2
pounds is (uite good, while heavy hens
weighing 4 pounds or more are linding
lavor at lie a pound.
The butter market here continues to
reflect considerable weakness and sales
are generally being made at lower
prices. While cityu creameries with es
tablished brands and selected Quality
are holding their 'prices unchanged for
carton stock at Zi&c in case lots, the
same interests are freely offering good
mercantile fresh butter down to 30c a
pound to the retail trade. While this
butter is not reported quite as good as
the stock that is selling at 34 Vic, still
it is said to be so close to it in qual
ity that the average buyer cannot read
ily tell the difference.
Country creameries continue to offer
their butter at shaded prices. While
some are asking as high as 32 c a
pound, the bulk of the state make,
aside from the city creamery, is being
sold down to 30c.
Cheese market continues to reflect
much weakness with the price showing
no further change here for the day.
GRAIN SACKS FROM STRAW
Walla Walla, Wash.. Oct. 27. That
Walla Walla wheat soon will be sent
to market encased In the straw upon
which It stood in the field, is not a
far distant possibility, according to
Kobert Kirkpatrick. who is in the
city boosting a factory for the manu
facture of bag material from straw,
technically known as "stranfa." It is
claimed the sacks can be manufactured
at one ' half the cost of jute sacks
and that they are nearly twice as dur
able as the jute bags.
J. A. Keichman of Alesum. Germany,
is said to have discovered the process
of making the sack material from
straw find secured the German patent.
MORE WHEAT IS SOLD
TO GO ABROAD FROM
Further Chartering of Ships for
European Loading Reported Here
Wheat Market Very Active ir
Interior at High Price.
PORTLAND GRAIN RECEIPTS.
Monday .. 149 17 a 13 6
Tuesday o 16 6 7
Year aeo lis 11 o 4
Season to date. . .70tX) .667 93:1 849
Year ago 6S50 1180 S27 76a
IN BUSINESS IS
Dealers Report an Absence of
Transactions Although Price and
General Conditions Are Consid
LIVERPOOL WHEAT MARKET.
Liverpool, Oct. 27. Wheat:
Oct. 27. Oct. 26.
Open. Close. Close.
October . ..Ssll'Ad 9. 9a
December .Us 2 d 9s 2 Via s 2 Mid
WHEAT CARGOES STEADY.
London, Oct. 27. Wheat cargoes on passage
KAZOIl LAMS AKE COMING
i. r -.Jr ii. ramr Mami 1 ne Lniteti btates patent is controlled
m l (...., ,.,.,, notrlv -'H"nuiic ttnu t jo iiicn ifid.il iu collie-
Wi"",H VM 1 ri t? I nrline brought lisn 'actnr'es at Spokane and Walla
in?. l';A Z, n f Walla, and to extend the project from
In 42 boxes Horn the coast this morn- ,h , bases It ik claimed ttint
i wriieu nne h:Lnred. Crabs con- ... .e 'wo D'.hs.e"- 11 '? V.1"1"1 lnal
...... .. . .r. . . i , .14111 ik enrr punr tn hm m a tiipfd
API'LE PHK ES A HE LOW
Kxtra fa'nev park of Willamette val
ley Hpitzeiibiirgs are being offered in
th'i' apple trade today down to XI a
box. The movement is now quite good
hi the low prices. Receipts continue
(OXCOIU) GRAPES ARE FIRM
Market for .Concord grapes is hold
ing rather firm along the street today,
with the bulk of tile receipts selling at
17'o a basket. Quite fair supplies
eaiiie forward this morning. Quality
i is good.
STORAGE PEARS ARE GOOD
Some very fancy Bartlett pears
which have been in storage for about
two months were brought out on the
Mreet today In excellent condition.
The. stock looked as good as the day it
was picked. Hest priced at 11.50.
TURKEYS COME MORE FREEIA'
Quitfl fair stocks of both live and
dressed turkeys are coming forward
to the trade, and are meeting with
quite a fair demand around former
prices. Some of the live birds are be
ing purchased for fattening.
SHIPPERS' WEATHER NOTICE
with an eight ton capacity. With such
a plant straw fiber could be produced
at $35 a ton and used where jute
costing $125 a ton has been used form
erly. It is claimed the same machines
which weave jute can be used for
making "stranfa."' I
Weather bureau sends the following
notice to shippers: s
Protect soli In me fits as far north an
Seattle against minimum temperatures
or about 4 4 degrees; northeast to Spo
,kane, 28 degrees ; southeast to Boise,
30 degrees; south to Ashland, 40 de-
rrees. Minimum temperature at Port
iind tonight, about 44 degrees.
JORUING PRICES OF PORTLAND
Finish Apple Packing.
Hood ltlver. Or., Oct. 27. This week
will wind up the apple, picking in the
Hood River valley. Nearly all of the
smaller orchards have finished and
their crews are being placed into the
larger orchards in order to assist tn
th work ofTickine. All of the avail
able packers in the valley are working
iuu nours in pacKing tne rruit. grow
ers are hauling at the rate of from
25.000 to 30,000 boxes of apples to the
chemical cold storage plants in the
city, dally. The large storage apart
ments oi tne oia Apple urowers union
building and the Davidson Fruit com
pany's plant are practically full at
present, holding about 400,000 boxes.
ihe .National Apple company s plant.
now under the control of the Apple
Growers- association, will be opened
Monday and storage there will begin.
The latter plant will hold approxi
mately 100.000 boxes. It is estimated
that the crop in Hood River will pactt.
out approximately 875,000 boxes.
Second Crop of Figs.
Albany, Or., Oct. 27. Phil J. Balti
more yesterday exhibited some figs
from the second crop borne this season
by a tree in the garden at his home.
Mr. Baltimore said that the first crop
game in the middle of the summer. He
said that this was the second time in
the history of the tree that the sec
ond fJrop matured.
The figs are well ripened and are
very palatable. Mr. Raltimore Is proud
of the record of his fig tree, as it
demonstrates that figs are adapted to
this climate and only need a little at
tention to make a profitable crop.
Further chartering of ships for for
eign grain loading from Portland is
reported. The marked for wheat in the
interior continues to reflect much
strength. Actual business In bluestem
is still reported for the ' account of
country mills at $1.15, with club at
$l.luy 1.11, but tidewater prices are
generally $1.13 and $1.0y1.10 respec
tively for the two varieties.
Business in the Interior is increasing. ;
There is much more tendency among
the smaller producers to let go at pre
vailing prices and exporting and mill
ing interests are very much inclined to
tuKe hold at this time.
Oats market remains firm wltn iz a
ton being freely offered In the coun
try tor feed, basis tidewater tracK de
livery. Small sales have been reported
for interior use as high as $29.50 basis.
Barley market is quiet out sieaay
with brewing at $24.
Flour market continues to snow
strength and every day brings an ad
vanced price closer.
CLOVER SEED Buying price: Xom
inal Xo. 1. recleaned, 13 fu 15c; ordi
nary, li12c pound; alsike, 11c
FLOUR Selling price: Patent, $5.60;
Willamette vallev, $5.60; local straight,
$4.60; export straight, $4; cutoff, $4.25;
HAY New crop, producers' price:
Willamette vallsy timothy, fancy,
$12.50; eastern Oregon-Idaho fancy
timothy, $15.0015.50; alfalfa, $13.50;
vetch and oats, $9.0010.00; clover, $8
GRAIN BAGS Nominal; No. 1 Cal
LIGHT RUN TODAY
FOLLOWS HEAVY ONE
AT START OF WEEK
Livestock Supplies Are Light Today
at North Portland With General
Conditions Unchanged Hogs at
$6.90 for Best.
SALE OF TELEPHONE
BONDS APPROVED BY
There was a weaker feeling gener
ally on the Merchants' Exchange for
the day. Bids for bluestem and forty
fold were each lc lower, club lc,
red Russian c and red fife un
changed. There was a sale of 5000
bushels of fortyfold at $1.09 and 10,
000 bushels at $1.10 per bushel. A'
sale of 5000 bushels of red Russian
was made at $1.01. over the former
price. , , -
Oats market was showing a loss of
75c a ton for feed. Feed barley bids
were unchanged, but brewing was 50c
a ton higher. Bran lost 50c and shorts
$1 a ton.
Official Merchants' Exchange prices:
Bid. Ask. Bid. Ask.
Bluestem $1.12 $1.13
lortyfold 1.10 1.11
Club 1.07 1.09
lied Russian . l.OOVi 1.03
No, 1. Portland dellrery.
TVp prWs arc tWe at which wholesalers
ll l retailors, except hb otherwise stated:
Pt'TTKR--Nominal WillHmctte ralley cream-ei-v.
iMihen. afllinij price. 2!ifn.:mc; ulate print.
:.".';!; raiirli hmter. lS'no..-;: rilj cream
ery, iviw lots, r.41-...', less lin case lots.. Vac
' HI TTKH FAT
I'.t;; - Nenrliy, freshly gathered, 40c can
lleiX Iih-bI eilrii!". white, ,'!7'-i-; i-nsp count,
I'livlnir f. o. b. I'nrtlHnil. Iilc; eaatern. "fretb."
t'lllneno. 1 Vc f)o7
I.IVK rnt LTICY lien. Kl'-atif 14c; bro1lm.
1 1 4c; 1if'k. I'rkln. Ileal"..; colored, 10c;
ieiki'T, lsfiil'.lc; ir,"e. ( ); pigeons, $1
itjV": biiuhI.h, ivy 2. Ut dozen; geese, 10c.
.lAi'K IIABBITS -luncy dressed. l.j03
ClirciCNlv Nominal. Krcnh Oregon, fancy fnl)
-ream .twlna and triplets. 1 5 ,i fit 1 6c ; Youne
. Fruit and Vegetable.
HtKSU KKl IT-.-liranee. $l.75ct3.25: ba
raiiH. .;Vrt4c lbt; 1,-muim. .V(j6.; llmrs,
SI no tier loo; graw frail. H.mai per case;
libieappl, 7e potijid; cautaloupeH, $11.25;
watermelon. DOi l.nO; cnsahiis. $1.0o crate
peHis. 7uc'n$l..-it-. T.l.ay, grapes. $1 crate;
ronci.nl, 17,j0 bin'sct.
Al'fl.KS Local, -4SY.M box
V KXJETABLfcS Tor ilp.. $1.25; beets, $1.50;
...,!. i.ii, piirrnipH, iii. sack; can
lS. iocfttl.(0; t.injHtoes. California. 11.00
I er hut; local, 40c it l.vx ; 'green onlona, 10
HI'x' per dozen biinohcr.; peppcr.i. bell. "4ftj
f '.: bead lettuce, i.'.c loren; celery, .VtVrfsSc
linn; egg plant. 7c; cauliflower, 40'aj75c
iloren, Frem-b artichokes. BO(,tiiie iloxen: Hrlng
ln. hftt'ic; cnciiniLcrs. bothonae 4c; out
door, 2oiijrc dozen; treen inrii. 15r-tl sack;
cranberries, eastern. s..v l,tl. . l,.cal, $;i.r,0
lox; iieas. 10c; sprouts. Mq'Jc liard.
ONIONS I-al. aiutl, California, 702
Oc; garlic, V7!c.
rOTA'I'OKS Selling price. , Kxtra choice,
$1 151.25 per cental; sweets, $2.0O.
Hops, Wool and Hides.
. HOPS Buying price. choice. lfr,tiniAc;
Feed . . .
$2S.25 $28.50 $29.00 $29.50
$22.riO $2.i.30 $22.50 $24.00
2:i.00 25.00. i0.50 25.00
$21.50 $22.50 $22.00 $22.50
22.00 23.50 23.00 23.25
Hop market has dwindled down so
that practically no business has
passed in the Willamette valley dur
ing the last 24 hours, .beading deal
ers were unable to find a single pur
chase of hops in the valley either yes
terday or this morning. Some that
were reported by a morning paper
today as fresh business were alleged
by the trade to be from a week to 10
cays of age.
There is practically no change in
the general situation, simply a lull
in- the buying. While considerable
business was reported both here and
in Yakima a week or so ago, none
is now b-iing offered.
A late New York mail advice says
of the 'general situation: Bales.
Receipts ror week 2,034
Receipts since Sept. 1 10,754
Receipts same time last year.. 26,992
Kxports to Kurope for week. . . . 675
Exports from Sept. 1 3.942
exports same time last year.. iz,zt
Imports for week 491
Imports from Sept. 1 948
Imports same time last year. . 643
"Almost an entire absence of busi
ness is reported in New York state.
and while there is not much pressure
to sell lower prices would be accepted.
It is doubtful that the best lots would
bring over 30c, ajpd the lower grades
range downward to 20c or less for
some very poor stock. Trading on our
local market has been much quiter.
Aftsr securing a fair quantity of stock
brewers are again "holding off and
the lack of buying Interest is soften
ing tlie market. We have reduced
quotations for nearly all grades, and
our outside figures must be. considered
extreme. About 500 bales of German
hops have arrived thus far, and fur
ther lots are in transit. Some 300
pockets have also come in from Eng
"The English crop Is estimated of
ficially at 507,258 cwt.
"Beer sales in the United States
for September were 5,847,077 barrels,
against 5,777,660 barrels same month
last year. The increase of 69,417 bar
rels was due probably, to dealers
stocking up In anticipation of the in
New York hop prices per pound:
State, 1914, choice 34(tt36
State, 1914, medium to prime.. 25 32
State, 1913, and older Nominal
Pacific coast, 1914", choice ... .14015
Pacific coast, 1914, medium to
Pacific coast, 1913 1012
Pacific coast, old olds Nominal
Imported, 1914 38 43
Yakima Hop Sales.
North Yakima. Wash.. Oct. 27. Pu-
cnases or hops of considerable size
have been made In the Yakima vallev
during the past week, but for the most
part the name or the purchaser and
the figure at which he bought have
been withheld. It is known that one
dealer nurchased freelv at 7 cents nwr
pouna. put prices ranged up to 10 cents.
t is stated, and one particularly choice
lot brought 11 cents. Many inex
perienced growers, encouraged by the
nign prices or tne past rew years, nave
been caught by the enormous produc
tion, lack of demand and low prices
this year, and it is estimated that at
least 60 per cent or .the crop or 30.000
bales in this valley is still In the hands
of the Droducer. One dealer estimates
thai lu per cent or tne crop is unrit ror
purchase at more than 3 cents, due to
nexpenence m nananng tne Derries.
PORTLAND LIVESTOCK kl N.
Bogs. Cattle. CalTes. Sheep.
I.lonua y 2078
Friday ; 1294
W eelt ago 4UO
Year ago , 499
Two years ago .. ...
Three years ago
THE FEDERAL COURT
Deal Practically Ends Litiga
tion of Government Against
LOCAL BUSINESS NE
Material Increase in Country Trade Especially in
Groceries and Provisions Is Noted; In yt?i Im- 4
provement Somewhat Slower. . j fit f;
BUYERS BIDDING FOR NEXT YEAR'S )bL c
F. H. CROSBY PURCHASER
Amount I $360,000; Buyf Say a He
Is Pleased "With Appearance
of the Properties!.
Willamette ralley wheat usually le abore
Chicago Wheat Is
Bearish for Session
Auxericau ' .
SOUTH SXAS "
Frxlndld etesmers. t.ioyd 100A1, (lO.boo tons
dlfnl.) of Bydney Short Line sailing Not 10
anil 24, and ev.Ty two tvr-eks for Honolulu,
: t 27. Jot..,24, and every 28 laya 4vr Sjd
Kouiifl trlp,,sec"iHl -lasi, ByDNET $225.
Vtjgcus 'ttrtirs Including Jave, Chia. Japan
end Hound the WorlL Send for "folder
OCEANIC tijf. CO.,, 678 Market Bt., 8.. T.
prime, 9f(9 Vic; medium to prime. 9c; medium.
C1IITT1M OR CASCARA BARK Car lta.
4c; lesa tban car lots, 4c.
MOHAI K 19 1 127 & 27 4 c.
WOOL Nominal. 1914 11d;. Willamette Tal-
ley coarse Cotawuld, 17jc; medium Shrop
shire, IS'tiC; cboic? fancy lots, 102Oc lb.;
en a i em uregon, ny-oc; according to shrinkage.
HIDES Dry hides. 25c lb.; a-reen. 12-
sailed bides, 13c; bulls, green salt, 9c; kips.
UlffHo; calves, dry, Hue; calf skins salted
or green, l20r; green hides, lc less than
salted; sheep pelts, malted, shearings, 10
25c; dry, Hm.
TALLOW No. 1. 4 '.? 'Sic; No. 2, 4Q
Vc; geei'. SSilc.
Meata, Fish and Provisions.
DRESSKO MKATS Selling price Country
killed; hogs, fancy. SHjCsjUc; ordinary, 8c;
rough and heavy, 7Cu71-jc; fancy veals, 116$
12c; orcllnury, 101oVa'; poor, 7!e; goat,
oHilc; spring laiubs, luc.
HAMS, BACON, ETC. llama, 17V421c;
breakfast bacon, 20 m -XK-; boiled ham, 29c;
picnics, 14c; cottage, liiiC
MEATS 1'ackiug house Steers. No. 1 stock,
12c; cows. No. 1 stock, 11c; ewes, loc; weth
ers, 11 Vic; lambs. 12Vio; pork loins, ISc;
dressed hogs, 12c.
OYSTERS Olyinpia. per gallon, $.3.79;
canned eastern, Sfx' can; $tt.50 dozen; eastern,
in shell. J1.7jfi2.0J per luu; razor clams,
t2.00(jj2.2S box; eastern oysters, per gallon,
solid puck. $H.&0fe-'.7n.
FISH Uressed tlouuders, 7c; chinook sal
mon, UteNi-; silver side, be; perch tKq,S: lb.;
lobsters. 2oc lb.; silver smelt, 8c; salmon
trout, isc, nanuui, diuc ixuna.
LARD Tierces, 12Vac; compound, tierces,
CRABS Large. $1.50; medium. $1.00 dox
SUIJAR Cube, $U.95; powdered. $(3.85; fruit
.berry, fo.bO; bet, sa.iu; dry granulated
$ll.6i; 1 yellow, $5.10. ..Above quotations are
oo days net casn.l
RICH Japan style. No. 1, 5V45?4c; New
urieans. ncau, (is' tic; vreoie, a,c.
HONEY New, $.i.25fcta.fiO per esse.
BEANS Smsll white, Vjc; large white.
5Vsc; pink, osc; amaa, 8c; bayoo, 6c, red,
SAi.i iiarse, natr grounds, iuus. fio per
tilt -'. - ,nAla Htw -.a-
I . ' 1 1 , -, " . Utfic " 11 I , U .1 , miry
$17.50; bales. $2.2"; extra fine barrels. 2s.
os and lus. o.A!fl.b.w; lump rock, $2.50 per
Faints and Oils.
LINSEED Oil- Raw, bbls.. 67c per gal.
ettle boiled, bbls.. B9c; raw. cases. 72c
filled cases. 74c gal.; Ii.ts of 250 gallons, lc
less; oil cake meal, $44 per ton.
WHITE LEAD Ion lots, 7 Vic per lb.; BOO
lb. lots. 794c per lb.; leas lots, 8c per lb.
OIL MEAL Carload lots, $i!4.
TURPENTINE In cases. tJ7c; tanks. 0c
COAL OIL Water white on drama, and
Iron barrels. 10c.
Chicapo, Oct. 17. Wheat closed 1
Use lower. Several times during the
session the wheat trade was encour
aged to work for a recovery in prices
from the earlv decline. Each time
thf support pave out surprisingly
quick. At midday December was lc
under Monday. On a little open buy
ing of May bv big houses, which was
changing holding from December to
May during the morning, there was a
(uick rnlly in the market. Lowest
prices were made after this bulge.
Seaboard reporting 100 boatloads sold
for export. Puluth reported a big
firm buying 250.000 bushels or wheat
against acceptances. Galveston clear
ances arc very heavy, over 700,000
Jiarly in the session December corn
had a decline of lc from the close yes
terday to b('4c. witn a rally to b8c ioi
lowing the easier turn in wheat. There
was a sale or 50.000 bushels to ex
Dorters here early today. Chicago has
only 910.000 bushels of corn, compared
with 4,000.000 bushels a year ago.
Range of Chicago prices furnished
by Overbeck & Cooke company, 216-
217 Board of Trade building:
Sheep Feeding Increased.
North Yakima. Wash., Oct. 27.
Estimates of purchases of sheep In
eastern Oregon this fall by Yakima
valley dealers place the total Increase
in the number of animals which will
be wintered on local ranges at ap
proximately 40,000. Coffin Brothers
alone have purchased 15,000 animals,
and smaller lots have been shipped in
to other growers. including Oeorge
trior. Aiartin tieldstea. Itennle Broth
ers. U. F. Diteman. F. M. Rothrock
and John Underwood. It Is stated that
50 carloads of sheep have been un
loaded at Wapato during the past
ween. xne same owners now have
bands grazing down from the moun
tains to winter quarters In the lower
valley. Most of the animals will be
taken care of on the ranges below the
San Francisco Grain Market.
San Frandwn, Oct. 27. Barlev calls:
Oct. 27. Oct. 2rt.
Open. Close. CInse.
December ...$l.lti'i $1.1R'4 $1.17U
May r 1.24 Vs B 1.24 A 1.26
8pnt prices: Wheat, Walla Walla, $1.82H
fill.85: red Russian. $1.801.82'".; Turkey red,
$1.85tf)1.90; bluestem, $1.901.95.
Feed, barley, $1 .11.12V4.
White oat. $1.50rfT.r.5.
Bran. $25.00: middlings, $.T0.00Sl.OO;
shorts, $25.00 (ft 20. 00.
Seattle Dairy Produce.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 27. Ekss, fresh ranch,
50feC5.'Sc; fresh, eastern, 35i40c; orientals, Sc
Butter, local cubes, 34c; bricks. 35c; Ore
gon cubes, 3233c.
Cheese. Wisconsin, 19c; Washington. 17
There was only a very light run
of livestock in th yards overnight
at North Portland and general condi
tions showed little, if any, change.
Hogs again sold around $6.90 for
tops, the sale yesterday at $7 being
for exceptional quality and scarcely
representing the general trend of the
At Chicago there was a firmer tone
in the hog market for the day, tops
advancing 5c to $7.70.
Kansas City hog market was strong
with an advance, of 5c. Tops. $7.55
Omaha hog market ruled steady to
strong, with tops $7.15.
General hog market:
Best light $69O7.O0
Medium light 6.80 6. 85
Good and heavy 6.7 5
Rough and heavy 6.006.25
Cattle Market Is Steady.
There was only a light run of cattle
reported in the North Portland yards
overnight, totals being 260 head, com
pared with but 17 head last Tuesday.
Market continues to reflect a steady
tone generally, with poppers In de
mand at fractionally better prices.
At Chicago, there was a steady tone
in the cattle trade for the day.
Kansas City cattle market was
strong at an advance of a dime.
Omaha cattle market ruled strong
with prices lOo to 15c better.
General cattle market range:
Selected steers $7.00 7.1 5
Good to prime 6.75 6.90
Good to choice t 6.65
Ordinary to fair 5.75 ff? 6.25
Best cows 5.85 (i)6.00
Good to prime . 5.755.S5
.Ordinary 5.25 y 5.50
Selected 'calves 8.08
fancy bulls 4.P0tfi)4.i.-i
Ordinary 4.00 4.25
Sheep Arrival Limited.
Only a handful of stuff came into
the mutton division of the North Port
land market over night. There con
tinues a favorable trend all through
the mutton and lamb trade with values
well sustained generally at recent
At Chicago there was a steady tone
for the day in the sheep trade.
Kansas City sheep trade was strong
at an advance of a dime.
Omaha sheep trade ruled strong
with a similar advance
General mutton market:
Best yearlings $5.40 5.50
Old wethers 5.255.50
Best ewes 4.35 Co1 4.00
Best east mountain lambs.. 6. 005)6. 25
Valley light young lambs.. 5.655.85
Heavy spring lambs 5.00(5.50
Today's Livestock Shipments.
Hogs Baldwin Sheep company,
Madras, 1 load; E. W. Anderson, Cald
well, Idaho. 1 load.
Cattle J. J. McMahon, Medford, 1
load; R. L. Bardie, 2 loads; Lloyd
Smith, Smith Ferry, Idaho, 1 load; G.
M. Peacock. Nampa, Idaho, 1 load; F.
F. Williams, Juntura, 2 loads- A. A.
Roberts, 2 loads; A. Magill, Ontario, 1
Mixed stuff G. E. Warner, Leban
on, 1 load hogs and sheep.
Monday Afternoon Sales.
Oiegon .. 1
Oregon 21 f
Oregon .............. i
Judge Bean, In the federal court
yesterday afternoon, approved of the
sale of the stock and bonds of the
Northwestern Long Distance Tele
phone company, owned by the Bell
telephone interests, to F. H. Crosby,
the San Francisco financier, for $360,
000. The sale virtually ends the liti
gation In the government's suit against
the Northwestern Bell telephone inter
ests, filed more than a year ago, in
which Illegal trust methods were al
leged. The matter came up in the morning,
but Judge Bean and C- J. Smyth, spe
cial government prosecutor In the
case, objected to the form of the con
tract, which assigned the $300,000 note
that Crosby Is to give, to the Bell
companies direct. The latter corpo
ration was given, in "the original con
tract, the right to sue on the note if
necessary. Although Attorney C. H.
Carey, representing Crosby, strenu
ously objected to changing the con
tract, he was overruled. Mr. Carey
then telegraphed San Francisco and
received permission to so word the
document that the note should be
placed in the hands of a trustee and
that the latter, in the event of a suit
against Crosby, must have the con
sent of the court to do so.
Mr. Crosby presented an affidavit
in which A. L. Mills, president of the
First National bank; Samuel Hill,
head of the Home Telephone lines
here, and J. M. Winslow of Seattle,
general manager of the Puget Sound
Traction cororany, expressed their de
sire .to have Mr. Crosby made pur
chaser of the property.
Mr. Crosby has also promised that
a representative of the cities of Port
land and Seattle and representatives
of the Home and Puget sound inde
pendent telephone companies will be
made members of the board of direct
ors of the company so that by no pos
sible chance will the Bell company
have a chance to meddle in ihe com
Mr. Crosby expressed himself as
well pleased with the excellent con
dition of the properties and compli
mented Receiver John B. Coffey for
his managership in the two years.
Mr. Crosby said that he proposed to
cooperate with Samuel Hill in every
way in the furtherance of the enter
The property acquired by the pur
chase includes telephone holdings in
Oregon and Washington. The system
includes service extending from Cor
vallis through Salem, Oregon City,
Portland, Vancouver, Kelso, Winlock,
Tacoma, Seattle, Port Townsend and
Port Angeles, with thoroughly
equipped plants In all these cities.
Portland wholesalers. While the prin
cipal activity is in groceries and pro
visions it Is also apparent in almost
every trade. One leading wholesale
grocer asserted this morning that his
country trade was Just about equal
that of a year ago this period, while
another reported that the volume is
slightly greater. City trade Is im
proving slowly and more optimism is
displayed on all sides. With stocks
of merchandise and food at 'an ex
treme low level, retailers have been
compelled to replenish their holdings.
While the buying season for the
next clip of wool at Pacific northwest
points is still several months distant,
there has been a noticeable increase
In inquiries from eastern mill inter
ests in regard to the outlook for sup
plies. With foreign interests buying
up every available pound of wool re
maining unsold In the big eastern mar
kets. It develops that stocks of fleece
at all centers is dangerously low. On
this account mill interests are becom
ing alarmed as to their future sup
plies and strenuous efforts are being
made to contract for next year's de
livery. It is stated that as high as
22c a pound has already been offered
In the interior for next year's shear
ing. Foreign Wools Exhausted.
The big foreign wool bugaboo that
has been annually brought forward to
frighten American producers Into sell
ing at lower prices than the . market
has really Justified, is likely to be
conspicuously absent in American
trade the coming season. There are
no foreign wools to be had at this
time and this has forced all of Eu
rope to look to the United States for
immediate supplies. If the war con
tinues for another year it is not likely
that stocks of wool throughout the
la a noticeable Increase In world will be half sufficing! jxt sea
trade according to leading j eon to fill requirements, j M
Telegraphic word come, ffflor Wash- f
ington that the reserve hatt rw ill be
opened next month, leiuap- vpose
flood of erold for the needs' ol't Ameri
can business interests. I&'lm great
1914 crops already f lnaridal. sbankers
assert that within a shotl tlMe there
will be sufficient money !sile for
every legitimate reqiiireriieKti; Jf busl-
mj m Y 1 " ... . . . i r "
A larsre comrjanv In adi!f!hvJn Eu
rope reports to an Amerikm Sonsular
atrent that it wishes to ttaV DulD pa
per. Correspondence mayj'jtv iHFrnc'1
or Portuguese. The lnqulrH.llNo. H.- --.
088 and Information regaSllnfl it can
be secured from he of flejl ;Of Jthe bu
reau of. foreign and dorff:st traae, .
San Francisco. ; : if
Another inquiry. No. lfSt, comes
from an American consif 4 1 ' South
America, who advises thatj a iflrrn In
his district has requested!! aiistanca
In getting into communlcatl in with
American exporters of malt i hd hops
and with American manuijct rers of
kitchen ware,' locks, hingsa, ,;r other
hardware specialties hailed : by de
partment stores, and fbSjf wCilch the
exclusive agency could bP.' given. Ref
erences are - given. CxTfres'Pondence
may be in French, Spanieftjor JSngllsh.
m . a . -
Davenport Sues tor J)ifSrce,
Oregon City. Or., OctJ .-Alleging-his
wife persistently declare. . she did
not love him any more arrtflJfUly left
htm, Henry L. Davenport -flic divorce
prpceedings against Jessie, t : Daven
port in the circuit court! C ackamas
county Monday. They llfijsd in Hood
River, Oregon, for some; tij ie. The
complaint avers the coupge were mar
ried in Portland. June 3ttTl? !2. Mrs.
Davenport filed a demum3t. iher hus
V.-nth Open. High. Ijow. Close.
lee Jl.-Vj, lir.i 114 1HHB
May 1K4 1 119 H9 A
Dec - SH rtxa, 67 67 B
May 7i',i 71 70", 70 A
Dec SO sort, 43 43, A
Hay 5:t' 5:iV 52 M 52 A
Jan 17 i:O0 1S77 1S77
Jan 09l 992 9S3 085
6rt 1047 A
Jan. 982 9S2 975 975
NORTHWEST BANK STATEMENT
Tuesday . .
Week to date $3,755,269.84 $4,773,905.91
Denver Sheep Higher.
Denver Colo.. Oct. 27. Cattle.. 1400-, mar
ket steady: steers, $J.50tfJ7.25; cows and heif
ers, $5.00(6.5O; stockers and feeders, $6.00
i.io; caives. ti.ovrmu.ixr.
Hojrs. 1400; market steady, with early sales
Sheep, 13.00O-. market higher; lrmbs,- $6.50
7.50; mi, $4.0O4.0.
Omaha Livestock Higher.
South Omaha, Neb.. Oct. 27. Cattle. 3000:
market strong, 1015c higher; stfers, $9.00
10:50: cows and heifers. $5.50r36.75.
Hops, 4500; market steady to strong:; bulk.
$6.SO7.05: tops, 7.15. .
Sheep, 26.000; market strong, 10c hleheT;
yearlings. $5.80(6:6.15; wethers, $5.405.70;
lamns,. .owgr.iv; ewes, .largo.la.
Chicago Hogs Higher.
Chicago, Oct. 27. Hogs. 20.000; market
strong, 5c higher; mixed, $.90(f? 7 .70 ; hearv.
$(i.25(jtf7.70; rough. $6.707.15; light, $7.00Q
Cattle. 6000; market steady.
Sheep, 28,090; market steady.
SOUTH AMERICA NEEDS CREDIT BECAUSE
OF ITS LACK OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS
s. s. bose errs- ror
f IAN fUANGISCO
LOS, A N Q K.Ij US - .
' 3 r. It, pet. 88 . .
"To Baa Ffsncisoa Portland S. S., Ce
Id and Washington Bt. . (with O.-W. H a
, H. Oe, Tel. Marshall . 4500. A-6181.
falls from Aluawortn dock. Portland'. 8 n. ra
JCery loesday. Freight and ticket office
lower Ainswocth dock. P. A C B. S. 3. Line.
I L. H.4 Keating, Agent. Phone Male 3000. A
8332. , City ticket office, 80 titatt street C.
' W. Btinger, -Agent, Phones - Marshall, 4500.
By William C. RedfJeld. t much study are all needed If the best
Secretary of Commerce of the United! Is to be made of the situation In
Statea. I x-atin-Amenca.
It must not be forrotten that the
purchasing power of Sooth American
countries has been seriously affected
by war conditions, and it must be re
membered that their industries are. in
large part, adjusted to Kuropean stand
ards of measurements and methods,
which can not be hastily altered.
This ia not so much a time to look
for a great boom In South American
trade, as it is an occasion for a
thoughtful study of the conditions
there existing with a view to their
development on lines of permanent
The conditions there are hardly pro
pitious to the sending out of salesmen
with the expectation of their coming
speedily home with filled order books.
Time and patience and money and
The department of commerce wel
comes, therefore, the steps that are
being taken by bankers, by manufac
turers, familiar with export trade, and
by trained exporters toward a thought
ful study and careful development of
commercial relations between the
United States and Latin America.
What is needed among our: friends to
the southward now "more than any
thing else Nis credit and a ready means
or aireei exenange wun rsew xork.
Whatever can be done on a sound
and ' thoughtful basis to promote the
exportation of our own merchandise
to pay the balances . we owe in South
America will be a directly helpful
step. It is not so much an hour for
hustling salesman as for the business
ana rinanciat statesman.
Kansas City Cattle Rise.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. 27. Uocs 16.000:
market 5c higher; tops, $7.55.
tattle, siw: market 10c higher.
Sheep, 13.000; market 10c higher.
WILL CARRY GIFTS FREE
Idaho . . . . . . .
Oregon . . . .
The American and "Wells-Fargo Ex
press companies and the Northern Ex
press companies have announced that
they will carry, free by express to New
York, Christmas packages from the
children of Portland to the children of
Europe. The packages must be labeled
"Christmas Gifts for the Children of
Europe." The Northern Express com
pany announces that it will get the
packages when notified by S call at Its
offices, 87 Sixth street.
Vancouver Marriage Licenses.
Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 27. Mar
riage licenses vtera issued by the coun
ty auditor yesterday to the following
persons: William Carl and Miss Mil
dred Danielson, both of Vesper;
Charles M. llallberg and Miss Helena
, Qustafson. both, of Portland.
Oregon .............. 2
1 1 :,
Service In Modern Business
In modern business the one great watch-word is SEgV CE.
That business expands most substantially which considers1 best
the interests of its customers. i f
It is no different in banking. Every depositor is entitled tU re-
ceive prompt and courteous service, and in the LunjJ&rLpens.
National Bank this is not merely a hobby it is a strini pfticy.
CORNER FIFTH AND STARK
At Reed College
A, Blaine Kobert Will Teach Tempo
rarily, Owing to Illness of William
A. Blaine Roberts has been appointed
temporarily to the position of Instruc
tor in the department of English at
Reed college. He will take the place
of William H. Boddy, who has been ill
for some time. He will also be in
charge of President Foster's class In
Mr. Roberts was graduated from
Bowdoln college in 1907. While there
he was a successful debater, winning
in open competition with 40 men. a
6 10 ! place on the team which defeated
6 "o I Svracusi- university during his senior
. i'i i year. He spent the year after his grad-
',;! : uation in graduate study in English
Knolat Harvard. He has been instructor
6.00 ! of English In the I'niversity of Utah
.i s.-, I Tvherc he successfully coached several
f, ,v 1 araiion or jTesinpni r usiers dook,
5.25 1 "Essentials of Exposition and Argu
ment," is acknowledged in the preface.
TRAMP LOSES BOTH LEGS
Capital and Surplus - $3,500,1)
lattfMt Paid Sarin and Time Deposit
Security Savings and Trust Comply
Fifth an3 Morri$on Street p A.
Capital and Surplus - - $4I)00
Seventy-five hoboes, attempting to
take possession of a Southern Pacific
5.H5 ! train at Dunsrouir, Cal., yesterday.
5.W were put to rout by a party of rail
(Cl ' road police, with the aid of the town
5.fio authorities, according to Information
4.75 : received at the office of Assistant
7 i5 ' General Manager D. W. Campbell
Unable to drive all from the train be
fore it started southward, the train
men started anyway, and one hobo, in
attempting to scramble aboard a flat
6.25 ! car. lost nie rooting ana ootn his
legs were ground off under the
Charge of Trespass Dismissed.
The lodge books were what John
Rollck wanted when he broke into the
homo of Tony Bebeck. both living in
North Portland, last Sunday, and for
which Rolick was before tha munici
pal court this morning on a charge
4.00 I of trespass. Bebeck sain Ilolick owed
him $27 for board, therefore locked up
the lodge books, which! Rolick had in
custodv as an officer of the lodge.
!!(! 1 The judge-held that Rolick's inten-
i lions were proper, as the fraternity J
scheduled to meet that after
noon, and the case was dismissed.
6.90 I ,
6.HO I Oregon
Ladd & Tilton
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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $2,000.0000
Commercial an3 Savings' Deposits.!
LEAVE BPOKAITE . . . .
. ,?sao : k m.
1 1240 $5.50
12 70 $6.00
4 2 $3 .50
14 ?6 .50
21 1J3 $4.25
44 17 $6.90
4 177 90
200 5 $6.15
Tuesday Morning Sale.
Section " No. At lbs. Prlc.
Oregon 8 1103 $6.50
Itiaho 1 1000 6.41
Idaho 4 1002 6.25
Idaho 3 1160 6.25
Oregon 10 1097 6.1.1
Oregon 1 1310 6.00
Idaho .' 23 1198 5.85
Idiui . 825 $4.00
Overbeck & Cooke Co.
Stocks. Bonds. Cotton Grabs, Zto.
16-017 Boac of Trad BnildtBS,
DIRECT PRIVATE WIRES
TO ALL EXCHANGES
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Correspondents of Ioran & Bryaa.
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HEW IB XIX XI,
Tickets, reservations' and fuH information
CITY TICKET OFFICE
Third and Washington streets orby mail
request to the
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon