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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1914.
WARRING NATIONS ARE AIDING NORTHWEST IN SELLING APPLESSAYS
T . I
PdTATO TRADE HAS
A STAGNANT TONE;
LITTLE DEMAND HERE
Idaho Shipment in This Direction
.Have Been Quito Liberal Recent
ly; No Outside Jiemand. With
Otlner SecthfliM Selling Lower.
The potato trade In general Is
Blagnarit ,lo ally, ltecent importations
of Idaho BliVk haive filled up Im
mediate retirements of local buyers.
An prior irr the Willamette vnlley are
too high to ndinlt of outside ship
ments, the . onlv market in sight at
the moment in i'ortljj mi. Just now
eviin thin is well fililed.
With Idaho arid Colorado freely of
fering potatoes to the southwest at
lower prices than the Oregon producer
I wllllim to let no and with a big
handicap against this section owing
to the higher freight charge to Arizona
and Texa, no business in that direc
tion is possible at thin time and the
..,,tl,,r.k fr.r th.. immediate future is
far from good.
ThiTe continues demand -for ear
nets from Malifurnia. but home stocks
ure cleaned uo with the exception of
a very few cms. Somie or the dealers
were aTtrr these stock" today and
were offering as high as $1.50 a cental
1. o, b. country ten f piping points.
ria i:s auk ja)ver
Sharp reduction-lif the price of beans
is shown In the l ;,) market as a re
Hiilt of the opening of the season for
new crop. CalitnmHi produced a very
Rood crop of biirjK this season, and
this i.i today ret;ieted in values.-;
15Ki: MAKKKT GOKS . IX) WEB
Olympia Interests Are Freely Of
fering to Sell in Sacks for the
First Time in Several Years;
New Federal Law to Have Effect.
There Is every Indication of a bad
bre.ak in native oyster prices at Pacific
Northwest points within the immediate
future. Olympias have been held so
Edited by Hyman H. Cohen.
SHIP LESS FRUITS
TO ENGLISH MARKET
Reason for Unexpected Heavy In
crease in Exports of Apples From
United States Given by North
western Fruit Exchange.
One st rone reason for the unex
pected heavy exports of apples from
the United States to Europe this sea
son is alleered to he the erreat decrease
high for several years that the general in the fruit shipments from Belgium
trade has got out of the habit of using ; and Holland. The Northwestern Fruit
IS LIGHT HERE
Extreme Top Is $7 but Bulk of
Extra Good Steers Sell Around
$6.75 in Yards; Good Mutton
Scarce and Firmly Held.
PORTLAND LIVESTOCK KDN.-
Hogs. Cattle. Calves. Sheep
For the first time in several years,
Olympla shippers have been freely of
fering native oysters in sacks while
heretofore they have discouraged this
branch of the trade and have insisted
upon selling in an opened form by the
On November 1 the new national
food law goes into effect. Its effect
upon the oyster trade is likely to be
greater than previously believed. All
oysters hereafter sold in an opened
form In Interstate trade must here
after be solid meat. Only enough
water can be used to clean the oys
ters and remove the shells. Hereto
fore many handlers of opened oysters
have sold them by the gallon with a
large per cent of water. This is strict
ly prohibited under the new law.
Values in the rice market are
Nhnrply reduced today by local whole
mile grocers on account of the weak
ness at primary points. The new
quotations average it loss of nearly lc
II A LIIH'T VEItY FIRM HERE
Market for fresh halibut is very
firm hei o with extreme prices still in
effect in the north. Sales are reported
today by the local wholesale trade at
8 to lc a pound, according to quality.
Balmon ( heap.
HENS CONTINUE IN DEMAND
Continued good demand for hens is
shown In the Kronit street trade al
though the trend of the market is not
quite as lively as a few days agu.
Hens are quoted generally at 14i
Heavy springs are hard to move at
1 2 M. (it 13c, with light ones at 14c generally.
VEAL MARKET IS VERY SLOW
Market for veals is very slow to
day. Sales are generally made at iHfi
lie a pound for good average quality
with only a small per cent of business
even a fraction above the higher
figure. Hogs at 9c for best.
ORANGE MARKET IS HIGHER
Firmer tone is showing for oranges
here with a further advance in the
south. Hest Valenctas are selling' at
$3.25 with ordinary stock and size
from $3 3.10. 1,cmona are weak with
sales at S4.5Jcr.p5.60.
"Weather bureau sends the following
notice to shippers:
Protect shipments us far north as
Brattle against minimum temperatures
of about 46 degrees; northeast to
Fpokane, 35 degrees: 'southeast to
liolse, 36 degrees; Bouth to Ashland, 46
degrees. Minimum temperature at
Tortland tonight, about 50 degrees.
-rrots, $1.2."); parsnips, $11.Zj sack; cab
lugr 75cfe$l.O0; tomatoes, California, $1.00
.er lug; local. -I0e l-er box; green onions, 10
'it 15c per dozen bunches; pepper.), bell. 4
D'Ac; head lettuce, 75c -Jozen; celery, 50(g85c
uen; ecs olaiit, 7c; cauliflower. 40475c
rtt.zen, French ai-ltcbo-ei, UOfttOOe doscen; string
1-eaii. (j(Vi7c; cucuoiliers. hothouse 40c: out
door, '(ac dozen; irreen corn. 75r!iS;$l sack;
cranberries, eastern. JstUS.W) bbl.. local, $3.50
Ik.x ; pea. 10c; sprouts, 7SiHe pound.
ONIONS-r-Local, 'oc; California, 73c; gsrllc,
POTATOES Selling price. Extra choice,
$1. t'.fit 1 .2.") per ceutul; sweets. $1.902.
Hops, Wool and Hide.
HOPS Bujing price, choice, 1010V.c;
prime. V'u'.i'ic; medium to prime, 9c; medium,
CHITTIM OR CASCARA BARK Car lota,
4c; len than car lots, 4c.
MOHAIR 1911 27Z7',ac.
WOOI- Nominal, 1014 clip; Willamette al
ley coarae Cotswold, 17V6C-, medium Shrop
shire, lSVic; choice fancy lota, 102Oe lb.;
euatern Oregon, 14(y20c; according to shrink
age. HIDES Dry hides. 25c lb.; green. 12c:
sslled hides. 13c; bulla, green aalt, 9c; kips,
13(&14c; calves, dry, 25c; calf skins salted
or green, lS(tSi20e; green hides, lc less than
salted; sheep pelts, alted. shearings. 104J
25c; dry, 10c.
TALLOW No. 1. 4ii343;c: No. 2, 4
4Vjc; geeu. Static.
Meats, Fish and Provisions.
DRKSSiJD MEATS Selling price Country
killed; hogs, fancy. S & tjr0c ; ordinary, Sc;
rough and heavy, 77Vc; fancy veals, lie;
oidhiary, lOt&lOfec; poor, 7tg8c; goats, 34e;
spriug lamba. Inc.
HAAU, BACON, ETC. llama, 1721c;
breakfast bacon, 20yj4JoOc; Dolled ham, 29c;
picnics. 14c; cottage, 1 7 Ijc.
MEATS Packing house Steers. No. 1 stock.
12c; cov.b. No. 1 atock, 11c; ewes, 10c; weth
ers. 11 Vac; iambs, lftc; pork loins, 18c;
urrssea nogs, i;cc.
OYSTEKM Olympla, per gallon. $3.75:
canned eastern, 55c can; $6.50 dozen; eastern.
in aneii, s1.10ta2.uu per uw; razor clams.
$2.00't4.i!.25 box; eastern oysters, per gallon.
solid pack, o.
FISH Dressed flounders. 7c: Chinook sal
mon. t!8c; silver side. 6c; perch, 6jjSc lb.;
lobsters, 25c tb.; silver smelt, 8c; salmon
trout, 18c; halibut, 7 (a 10c pound.
1.AK.D Tierces, lZ'.jc; comiwund, tierces,
CRABS Large. $1.50; medium. $1.00 do
Paints and Oils.
LINSEF.D OIL Raw, bbls.. 67c per gal.;
kettle boiled, bbls.. tS9c; raw, cases, 72c;
boiled cases, 74c gal. ; lots of 250 gallons., lc
less; oil cake meal, $44 per ton.
WHITE LEAD Ton lots, TU,c per lb.; 500
lb. lota, 7c per lb.; less lots, 8c per lb.
OIL MBAl Carload lots, $34.
TURPENTINE In cases. 07c; tanks, 60c
COAL OIL. Water white on drums, and
iron barrels, 10c.
JOBBING PRICES OF PORTLAND
These price are tbotie at which wholesalers
ell to retailers, except aa otherwise stated:
BUTTER Nominal Willamette valley cream
ery, cubes, selling price, 29f$:t0c; state prints,
$0 (it 32c; ranch butter. lN(i20c; city cream
ery, case lots, 34ljc; less tl an caae lots, Vic
BUTTER FAT No. 1, Portland delivers.
EiiCS Nearby, freshly gathered. 40fi42VjC
eanuieu, lociu extras, wmte, 4oe; case count.
I eying f. o. b. Portland, 38c; eastern, "fresh,"
Bf.c; Chinese, l.Hc oz.
LIVE POULTRY - lien. 14c: broilers.
13jl4c; ducks, Pekin. llift'12e; colored, 10c;
turkeys, lMlBc; dressojd, ( ); pigeons, $1
ss.i.; sguaus. fi.B. dozen; geese, lOe.
JACK RABBITS Fancy d-essed, $1.50(3
lt75 dozen. 5
CIIEESK Nominal. Fresh Oregon, fanev full
cream twins and triplets, 15',iii6c; Young
SUGAR. CiStie, $tTS6; powdered, $8.85; fruit
w uerry, j.wi; beet, iu.w; dry granulated.
$I.6o; D yellow, $5.00. ; Above quotations are
nsys net casn.)
j.. KICK Japan style. No. 1, 58'5I;c; New
urteans. neati. e',4c.o ic; Creole, Be.
HON KY New, $:i.2fw3.5o per case.
BEAN'S Small white. - 5Vc: larirn white
4k; pink, 4ic; limas, Hi,c; bayoo, 5c; red,
SALT Coarse, half grounds, 100s. $10 per
ton; 50s, $10.75; taole dairy, 50s, $1S; 10s
17. 50; bales, $2.2i; extra fine barrels, 2s.
on and 10s, $5.25(0.00; lump rock, $2.50 per
Fruit and Vegetables.
FRESH FRUIT Oranges, $:i.oOtf3.2.'3; ba
nnuas, a'i4i4c lb.; lemons, $4.505.5O; limes,
$1.00 per loo; grapefruit. $4.506J per case:
pineapples, 7c pound; cantaloupes, $11.25;
watermelons, 9(K''l.i0; rasabas. $1.00 crate;
peers, 75c'ii$1.50; Tokay, grapes, $1 crate;
Concords. 17yc basket.
APPLES Local, 60cr(f$1.50 box, according
V EGETABLES Turnips. $1.25; beeta. $1.50;
exchange of this city has received the
following clipping from the Yorkshire
Evening Post,: through its London rep
resentative: "In the first weec of October it is
usual to see the produce markets well
stocked with supplies of fruit from
the low countries, namely Belgium and
Holland. This week not more than
25 per cent of the usual quantity of
Belgian supplies and 50 per cent of the
Dutch supplies are reaching these mar
kets. "It is a matter of surprise, however,
that any supplies from Belgium are
reaching here at all. Apples and pears
from Malines and Alost have doubt
less been gathered by the women and
the old men of Belgium with the din
of war in their ear's. The supplies
are being sent from Ghent and loaded
at the coast onto small steamers which
make a more or less risky voyage
across the North Sea to Hull. At
least three boatloads of Belgian pears,-
apples and onions have been landed at
Hull this week, and with truth they
mav be orfered to the public this
week-end as 'fruit from the Belgian
"This, however is only made possi
ble by the enterprise of Belgian mer
chants who are chartering little
steamers and sending them 1 to Eng
land under the Dutch flag. The Bel
gian apples and pears are good, es
pecially the Phillip pears from
Malines. These are being sold at 3d,
(six cents) a pound, and apples at 2d,
Chicago Wheat Is
Higher at Closing
Loss Early in Session Caused by
Lack of Liverpool Quotations;
Covering Ijate in Session.
Chicago. Oct. 29 Wheat closed XM S?
c up. It was not difficult to break
wheat this morning. The trade was
without Liverpool quotations. North
west receipts were considerably under
last year, which gave a little better
turn to prices on first trades, and an
export house bought a little December
as high as $1.14. An hour before the
close four different houses had orders
to buy small round lots, of December,
and this had the desired effect of
bringing about a rally of lc or more
from the low point.
Liverpool corn was quoted lMd high
er at close. Considerable covering in
this market was influenced by the tem
porary rallv in wheat. Many south
west reports are claiming larger coun
try offerings. No shipping sales of
anv importance are reported as vet
Market in oats was about Wednesday's
closing figures. There was liquidation
on eaj-lv declines, and the preliminary
estimate was for 300 cars. Oats were
taken largely by cash houses and some
resting orders with brokerage firms
around bottom figures.
week, ago 95
Year (ago ie.l
Two years ago mx
Three years ago .... 2t0
RESTING SPELL AT
Foreign Prices Do Not Admit of
Prevailing Values Asked by the
Country Being Paid for Wheat;
More Patent Flour Sales Made.
WHEAT CARGOES STEADY.
London, Oct. 29. Yheat cargoes on pasfage
LIVERPOOL WHEAT HIGHER.
Liverpool, Oct. 29. Wheat cloted Hd higlier.
PORTLAND GRAIN RECEIPTS.
NORTHWEST BANK STATEMENT
Thursday . .
Tuesday . . .
Week to date $6,908,179.50 $8,245,843.92
Range of Chicago prices furnished
bv Overbeck & Cooke company. 216-
2i7 Board of Trade building:
Month Open. Hizh. Low.
Jan. $ 8 90
$ 9.90 $ 9.82
$ 9.85 $ 9.75
Denver Hogs Higher.
Denver, Colo., Oct. 29. Cattle, 2200; market
steady to firm; steers, $6.50s7.30; cows and
heifers, $5.O0ja.5O; stockers and feeders, $6.00
7.25; calves, $7.50(&,9.00.
Hogs. 1700; market firm to higher; tops,
$7.65; bulk, $7.407.50.
JSheep, 9000; market strong; lambs, $6.50g)
7.25; ewes, $4.004.90.
San Francisco Dairy Produce.
Ban Francisco, Oct 29. Eggs Ex
tras. 52c; pullets, 45c; California
storage, extras, 30c.
Butter Extras, 30c; prime firsts,
27c; firsts, 25cr seconds, 24c.
Cheese California fanoy, 16c;
firsts, 12V4c; secqnds, 10c. -
Seattle Produce Market.
Seattle, Oct. 29. Eggs Fresh ranch
60($53c; eastern fresh, 3540c; ori
Butter Local cubes, 34c; bricks,
35c; Oregon cubes. 3233c.
Cheese Wisconsin, 19c; Washing
Steamer "HARVEST QUEEN"
leaves Ash-Street ,dock daily ex
cept Sunday, 8 P. M. for Astoria
and way points; returning, leaves
Astoria daily except Sunday, -7
Tickets and reservations at O-W.
R. & N. City Ticket Office, Third
and Washington streets; or at
Ash-Street dock. Phone: Mar
shall 4500, A-6121.
Omaha Sheep, Higher.
South Omaha, Neb., Oct. 29. Cattle, 1500
market steady; steers. $9.0010.50; cows and
Hogs. 4000; market steady to 5c lower
bulk, $7.007.10; tops. $7.20.
Sheep, 21.000; market steady, 10 15c high,
er; yearlings, $6.O0ft(6.40; wethers, $3.50(3
u.10; lumos, i.uui i.'.iu; ewes. o.lU'So.oO.
Chicago Cattle Strong.
.Chicago, Oct. 29. Hogs Receipts
ij,uuu: mantei siow, oc lower; light
j. u& teuv.oo ; mixed, $7.107. 60
$7.85rK7.65; rough, $7.057.15.
Cattle Receipts 5000;
sneep receipts Z4.000;
Kansas City Sheep Rise.
Kansas City. Oct. 29. Hops Ttc
ceipts 8000; market weak, 10c lower:
Cattle Receipts 4500; market strong,
hheep Receipts 9000; market
strong, oc mgner.
8. B. BEAB Por
3 F. M., Not. a
The San Fiwnoiaoo tc Portland ft. 8., Co..
d and Washington bta. (with Q.-W. R. 4
XarsbaU 4600. " A-6121.
Cops Bay Line
Pills from Alnsworth dock. Portland, tl d. m.
fcvery Tuesday. Freight and ticket office
lower AiuaworiB sat. r. u B. S. S. Line.
1.. H. Kestiiig, Agent. Pboae Male 8600. A-
432. City ticket office. SO Sixth street. O.
W 8tiuKr, AeuU - I'houe ktaroball 45O0.
A-41121.v ! !-.
San Francisco Grain Market,
San Francisco, Oct. 29. Barley calls ;
Oct. 29. Oct. 28.
Open. Close. Close.
December $1.15 B $1.10 A $1.16
May 1-23 B 1.23 A ' 1.23 B
Spot prices: Wheat, Walla Walla, $1.82
1.85; red Russian. $1.80fil.85: Turkey red.
$1.85ai.90; bluestem, $1.90ijl.96.
i-eeu parley, si.iocgl.izft.
White oata, $1.50&L55.
Bran, $25.00; middlings. $30.O0(g;31.00;
Botha in Control
in South Africa
Premier Notifies British Government
He Has tbe Situation "Well In Hand"
Hi a Action Wai Quick.
London, Oct. 29. Premier Botha of
the Union of South Africa notified
the government today that he had the
South African situation "well in hand."
Taking the field in person, the pre
mier evidently had acted with aston
ishing suddenness and vigor. He rout
ed General Beyers, o'he of the leaders
of the Boer revolt, in the west Trans
vaal, and reported that his forces were
advancing everywhere against th reb
els. The latter had posted proclamations
everywhere calling on "all who want
to reestablish the Dutch republic" to
support General De Wet.
Considerable weakness is showing in
the cattle trade at North Portland.
There was only a handful of stuff re
ported in the yards over night, but
the stock train due this afternoon is
expected to have quite a fair showing
"While top steers are still quoted as
high as $7, a few of the recent ar
rivals have been good enOuerh to brins
above $6.75. The same is true of
cows. While it is true that cows sold
earlier in the week up to $5.85, since
ttien none have been marketed above
$5.75 and it takes extra good stuff to
bring this amount.
At Chicago there was a strong tone
in tne cattle trade tor the day.
xvansas city cattle market was
strong with an advance of 5c.
Omaha cattle were steadv with
prices showing no change for the day.
uenerai cattle market range:
Selected steers $6.90 7.00
Good to prime 6.75 6.85
Good to choice 6.50
Ordinary to fair 5.75 6.25
Best cows 5.75
Good to prime 5.65
Ordinary . 5.255.i)0
selected calves s 00
Fancy bulls 5.25 5.50
Hog- Market Is Steady.
Steady tone is showing in the mar
ket for swine at North Portland. There
was only a small run overnight in the
yaras ana some of these came direct
to a local killer. Tops are still Quoted
at $6.90 generally by the trade, al
though selling was rather slow this
At Chicago there was a weaker ton
in the swine market for the day, tops
oeiog a. nicKei on ai .oo.
Kansas Ciw hoe market lost 10c for
the day with tops at $7.50.
umana hog market reflected weak
ness at the opening of the day's trade
with a loss or oc generally. Tops $7.10.
wenerai nog market:
Best light 6.00
jvieaium light 6.80O16.85
Good and heavy 6.75
Rough and heavy 6.00 6.25
Good Mutton Wanted.
While a verv erdod tone Is showine
in the mutton trade for extra good
quality, the trade is flndine much
difficulty in disposing of poor stuff.
even at materially reduced quotations.
One load of buck sheep came forward
tnis morning, and will probably be
sold to feeders.
Best lambs are still firm at $6, al
thought it is quite possible that a
fraction above this may be forced for
some extra good offerings. Best ewes
are holding around $4.50, and yearling
wethers around $5.60 for tops.
At Chicago there was a steady tone
in the mutton trade for the day.
Kansas City mutton market was
strong, with art advance of 5c.
Omaha mutton market ruled steady,
with an advance of 10 to 15c.
General mutton market:
Best east mountain lambs.
Valley light young lambs..
Heavy spring lambs
Today's Livestock Shippers.
Hogs. J. W. Howard, Redmond, one load.
Cattle, C. Stack. Lyle, Wash., two loads.
Sheep, Maggy Kxibs, Zumwalt, Wash., ons
load; Baldwin Sheep Co.. Madras, one load;
W. H. Bnrrcwa. Lyle, Wash., three loads.
Mixed stuff. F. B. Decker. Sllverton, one
load hogs and sheep direct to Union Meat Co.
Wednesday Afternoon Sales.
, Wheat.Barley.Flour.Oatt. Hay.
Tuesday . . . 60
Year ago 66
Season to date... 7166
Year ago 7025
17 9 13 6
16 6 7 5
17 16 7 5
5 12 4 10
0 11 IO Hii
6SSI 9U 860 752
1206 845 7SO 956
Company Was Known as!
"Cheap Outfit" and Had
Difficulty in Keeping Mdh.
SHUT DOWN OTHER DAYS
LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS'
I, 1 t . ,
Business Interests Urge Legislative Act to Com
pel Labeling of All Eggs Sold in State of
HAWAII OFFERS TRADE OPPORTUNITY
Candidate in Talking- of "Full Dinner
Fail" Omits Xdle Periods; in
. 5. 25(3)5.35
Intense quiet is shown in the local
grain situation. Exporting interests
seem to have deserted the market
altogether. One of the big firms
which rushed into the market at near
ly all country centers last week, is
this week conspicuous by its absence
from the trade. Prices seemingly
have been lifted too swiftly, and the
trade is giving the market a rest, or
until either foreign markets meet our
price views or local values meet those
The situation here generally can be
construed as slightly weaker, and is
in line with general conditions
throughout the world's trade.
Flour market is showing quite lib
eral buying of patent and further
small business is reported in export.
In some quarters there is talk of a
further advance in the price of pat
ent immediately, but this is denied
by some of the leading milling inter
ests. CLOVER SEED Buying price:
NominaL No. 1 recleaned, 13 14c; or
dinary, ll1i12c pound; alsike, 11c
FLOUR Selling price: Patent, $5.60;
Willamette valley. $5.60: local straight.
$4.60; export straight, $4; cutoff, $4.25;
HAY New crop producers price:
Willamette valley timothy, fancy,
$12.50; eastern Oregon-Idaho fancy
timothy, $15.00 1 5.50 ; alfalfa, $13.50;
vetch and oats, $9.00!& 10.00; 'clover, $8
GRAIN BAGS Nominal; No. 1 Cal
On the Portland Merchants ex
change today bids for wheat were
higher with the exception of club
which ruled c below yesterday. Blue
stem, red Russian and red fife Were
each up lc and forty-fold tfec a bushel
above yesterday. No sales. For de
ferred deliveries the market was
stronger than for spot, there being an
advance of lc additional in fortyfold
for December delivery. 2c for club for
the same. shipment and lc for red; Rus
sian for similar delivery.
Feed oats bids on the exchange ad
vanced 50c a ton at $28 while feed
barley was up 50c and brewing $1 a
ton. Millstuffs were unchanged for
both bran and shorts on the exchange.
Official Merchants' Exchange prlcea:
Rid. Ask. Bid.
$1.11 $1.12i ji.10
$1.10 $L11 $1.09Va
$1.07 $1.09 $1.07,
Red Russian ,
$1.01 $1.02 $1.00
$1j02 $1.044 $1.01
Feed $2Sj00 $28.60 $27.50 $28.25 $29.00
Feed -...$22.50 $23.50 $22.00
Brewing 23.50 24.50 22.50
Bran ....$21.25 $22.00 $21.25
Shorts . . 22.25 250 22.25
Lents, Or., Oct. 22. Editbr of The
Journal In Mr. Skinner's letter the
wages he quotes are those for the
logging camps and these In turn are
still much less than those paid in the
Columbia river, Grays Harbor and Pu
get sound camps hfa own wages be
ing about two-thirds of that of the
foremen of camps in the three dis
Except for one period of times 3
short one the mill employes' wages
ranged from $1.?5 to $3.50 per day. if
they are higher than- that now they
have been raised within the past year
presumably for political purposes.
Outside of the superintendents there
For the absolute protection of the
producer, consumer and business man
who does not want to ?be forced into
unfair competition, leading interests
of this city are rallying behind the
movement to enact a suitable law dur
ing the coming Session of the legis
lature to properly label all eggs sold
in the state of Oregon. Similar action
is about to be taken in California,
Washington and Idaho.
T. S. Townsend, president of the
creamery company bearing his name.
with various branches throughout the
Pacific Northwest, is today one of the
chief factors in proposing the law for
the protection of all interests alike.
Snould Be Sold on Merit.
"The longer I am in business the
more I have come to the conclusion
that it pays to give the public a square
deal," says. Mr. Townsend. "In the
selling of eggs the consumer Is entitled
to know exactly what he is getting
whether the stock is local fresh, east
ern fresh, cold storage or whether the
bupplies come from some foreign coun
try, such as China. There should be
a strict law which will compel the re
tailer as well as the wholesaler to so
mark his eggs that there should be no
room for doubt. If this is done it
are but two or three who draw $5
per day, and they are not confined j wi1 rrotect aII interests alike, because
the hardest thing to do in business is
to any one. mill but distributed their
services among all.
It is natural for some of the fore
men and superintendents J.o favor the
company, since the latter assisted
them in getting a few acres of timber
over and above what they were en
titled to enter for themselves.
Most of these entries were made by
men of the floater type who stayed
Just long enough to prove up. These
floaters would in the summer season
get $2 per day, while men who had 1
to meet unfair competition. Every
package of eggs, whether sold at
wholesale or retail should give the in
formation as to their quality.
CMnese 'Egg Are Poor.
"For the purpose of fully testing the
merits of the Chinese eggs as a good
product, we purchased a number of
cases early in the season and after
carefully candling them, placed the
stock irt a cold storage room where
worked for the company for many we liKewise had some Oregon eggs. We
years and were tied there with faral- 1 recently removed some of these cases,
lies, would get only $1.75. Anybody The result was that after another
who wanted to could take up a claim ! thorough candling we found in a case
for the company. The company, of 1 of 30 dozen Chinese eggs, not a single
course held descriptions of all the ' one that could be placed in the No. 1
timber land there. It was an easy j class, five dozen absolutely "rots," 10
matter to locate a party, pay" all ex-1 dozen that would be a fair No. 2 and
penses and secure title to the quarter
section through the aid and conni- ,
vance of J. H. Booth, a stockholder of
the company and register of the land
office at Roseburg.
There was, and still is, a gag rule
in effect that art employe must give
three days' notice in advance of quit
ting or be compelled to wait until the
regular pay day for his money.
Mr. Booth says be never bad a
strike; small sized strikes .and rows
were almost a daily rule. They never
had a regular "strike," for the very
simple reason that they never could
keep a crew long enough together to
put over a striker ox respectable pro
portions. They were always known as a
"cheap outfit," and got more cur
sings" than any concern In the coun
try, not excepting Cosmopolis at that.
15 dozen that were a tegular No. 3
quality. " f
"The candling of the;Oregon eggs,
kept in the same room and under ex
actly similar conditions as regards
temperature, showed ontf ca few eggs,
less than a half doien, tlat would not
grade No. 1. This test Stilly convinces
me that the Chinese egffi cannot com
pete with the American! egg if laws
are framed to stop the selling of them
under false pretense." j
Hew Trade Field Opened;,
The sailing of a stean&r from Port
land to the Hawaiian dands means
much more to this sect'lpn than many
anticipate, according tos'sa prominent
official of a Portland biink. "Already
a fairly good trade .In giour hivs been,!
worked up and the posf3bilitiea of se
curing business in vuaijy lines arei
good. ' There is even a chance for this
city to become vitally! interested in
the sugar market by thef establlshment
of a refinery where botl bet and cane
sugar could be manufactured. Already
there has been considerable talk of
the establishment of sjjieh an enter
prise here. This wouldiiiake Portland
the distributing point Cr sugar for a
vast territory." ? -
More Automobiles Selling-. .
That business is impjipving was the
trend of the opinion "expressed by a
number of automobile ; ,isteVf sts here
during the last' few days.. Most agen
cies report either aliuostj as many sold
as a year ago at this time, or an act
ual increase. That automobiles am
coming into more general favor for
fall touring is indlcatedj.by the rush of
work in the repair shops,
Kealty More Optimlatlo.
WrFfie no rush of feusiness Is re
ported by any of the !! realty men,
there has been a noticeable Improve
ment in the demand n(jd more inquir
ies have been reeeivtjp recently for
home properties than ffr many months
past. Rentals are likewise beginning
to show a slight inTjprovement and
many "For Rent" sigris have dlsap-s
peared from the residence sections dur
ing the last two weekN
Willamette valley wheat usually lc above
No. Av. lbs. Price.
24 1203 $6.50 :
21 124 6.5(1
18 1194 6.50
25 1268 6..V)
6 11. -19 6.2")
H 114.H 5.6O
3 876 5.50
2 1210 $5.75
1 10O0 5.25
1 15: 4.15
2 1100 3.50
3 1213 $Gj00
5 1.100 $5.50
2 MOO 3.75
2 855 8.00
...... 56 1S9 $0.90
19 222 6.90
79 171 6.85
6 111 ii.25
14 125 6.25
79 550 5.90
All Saints Pay Will Be Observed
Sunday at the Hell wood Church.
That He Is Spineless
Gubernatorial Candidate at Astoria
Spends Most of Bis Time on Stand
in KebuttaX '
Astoria, Or., Oct. 29. Dr. James
Withycombe. candidate for governor,
who spoke to a fair sized crowd In the
Columbia theatre last night, said he
was not opposed to the single item
vett but it might be used to benefit
a governor's "evil designs."
He spent most of his time In deny
ing the things he is reported to have
faaid before the "cork" was applied by
At the time of his trial Mr. Booth ; his advisors.
stated on the witness stand that he I He denied that he ever opposed the
was no longer a stockholder in the single item veto. "I believe it to be
Booth Kelly Co. George H. Kelly a good prov-Lsion in every way," he
also swore that he was the sole re- said.
main in g stockholder of the original
Booth Kelly Lumber Co.
Now we hear that Mr. Booth Is and
always was a heavy stockholder of
that company, and Mr. Booth person
ally states in his speech, that he is a
It is apparent then that there must 1 how h
have been some hypothecation of Mr. ! He den
Booth's stock previous to and during
"I want to see a legislature and gov
ernor in harmony," he declared. "The
legislature and the governor must
be as bne both working together for
the good of the state."
He said h wanted to see a cut In
expendic4wSC but did not point out
going to mane tne cut.
that he 1B;'Kr)lnele-ss." or
i .Via i .1 itti 1 rt rtn ttiA K r-
called moral issues.
at the. required time, if would say that
I, as chairman of th said precinct,
was at my post of duf at 7:30 a. m.
"The Judges and tlrka reported at
7:45, at which time the necessary vot
ing supplies had not been delivered to
"Upon phoning the auditor's office
at the city hall at Siiojrwas informed
that 'they were on thf way and would
be there at any mmutf.'
"The supplies did lut reach us until
8:25. At S o'clock people began ar
riving and wishing td vote were un
aWe to do so owing to the non-appearance
of supplies. This was fully ex
plained tof all disappointed voters, and
I feel that you will agree with rhe that
the fault was not with the judge and
clerks but with the person In charge
of the distribution of. the supplies.
"Yours very truly. PHIL. HARRIS,
? "Chairman of Precinct. 70."
Educators Out in
Force at Tacoma
Mr. Booth pleads for the return of 1 He said it was absurd for anyone
Republican rule and the full dinner j to say he is opposed to the direct pri
pail. Mr. Booth fails to remember that : mary, and pointed to the fact that he
his mills have several times shut has twice been nominated under the
down for long periods of time during direct primary for governor. When
the administrations of Roosevelt and ' he was a candidate before the asscm-
J. D. JONES.
Thursday Horning Sales.
Shingle Mill Is
In Motion Again
Centralia, Wash., Oct. 29. The East
ern Railway & Lumber Co.'s shingle
mill resumed operations yesterday
with a full crew, after a long shut
down. The sawmill, which recently
shut -down follownig a strike of part
of the mill crew, will reopen soon
after the first of the month. The mill
is one of the largest in southwest
COFFEE MARKET STILL WEAKENING
WITH LOW PRICES NOW IN EFFECT
Early in August announcement was
made in these columns that the only
effect that the European war would
have upon the price of coffee would
be to lower values to an extreme low
level. Sueh announcement has been
fully justified by the facts. The price
of coffee today is from 2c to 4c a
pound lower than then, and the situa
tion continues to show much weak
Under normal conditions. German
financial interests finance the coffee
crops of Central ana South America,
-.ermariy is usually one of the great
st ,t'offee importing countries in the
world, and the loss of this trade,
together with that of Austria-Hun
gary, another heavy drinker, together
with the fact that the crop is a big
one and that financial backing is at
low eDo in corree proaucing sections,
indicates that there is not likelv to
be any improvement in the price of
ooriee, at. least ror some extended
This will be true especially of the
milder grades of coffee. The situa
tion in Brazil Is slightly different.
The Brazilian government has al
ready placed several taxes on coffee.
one of them being a heavy export
duty. This means that while Bra
zilian coffees here are not likely to
show much further weakness, the
growers there ar obtaining less money
i ior meir crop man otner sections.
No. Av. lbs. Price.
H 170 $6.!H)
63 201 6.00
2 ISO 6.50
2 200 6.40
3 1HO 6.40
5 . 108 6.25
2 350 5.00
1 330 0.0O
1 100 5.50
ooke Declares He
Is Still Candidate
Vested CUolx Will Sing.
Sellwood, Oct. 29.-All Saints Day
observed yearly in Episcopal and
Catholic churches in commemoration
of the departed, will be observed Sun
day at St. John's Episcopal church,
Sellwood, with celebration of the holy
communion at 11 a. in., witha ser
mon on "Our Departed," by Rev. John
. Rice, rector. Sunday evening at
this church the vested choir of 25
voices will give its first sacred con
cert of the season.
-Funeral of Silas M. Hubbard.
Lents, Oct. 29. The funeral of Silas
M. Hubbard, aged 74, a retired Bap
tist minister, who died Monday at the
Multnomah farm, was held this morn
ing from Kenworthy's undertaking
parlors, with interment in Mount Scott
Park cemetery. He was a native of
New York state and has lived in Ore
gon for 30 years. A son, W. M. Hub
bard, of 5725 Fortieth avenue, south
east, survives him.
Funeral of Frank C. High.
Lents, Or., Oct 29. The funeral of
Frank C. High, aged 54, who died
Monday at St. Vincent's hospital after
an illness of seven months. Was held
yesterday morning from Kenworthy's
undertaking parlors, with interment in
Mount Scott Park cemetery. He was
a conductor in the employ of the Port
land Railway, Light & Power Co. He
is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nettie
High, of Gilbert road east, Lents.
Farmers Will Be Assisted.
Gresham, Or., Oct. 29. Postmaster
F. S. Myers, of Portland, has sent a
communication to Mrs. I. McColl,
Gresham postmistress, requesting co
operation in the compilation of a list
of names and addresses of producers
desiring to sell farm and dairy prod
ucts direct to the consumer via the
parcel post. Information may be se
cured upon application to the Gresham
Application for Franchise.
Milwaukte, Or., Oct. 29. A new ap
plication of the Clackamas Gas com
pany for a franchise to supply gas In
Milwaukie at the rate of $1.25 per
1000 cubic feet, presented at the last
j bly for governor he was "jobbed" out
i of the nomination, according to dec
I laratlons made earlier in the cam
paign. Wallace McCamant accompanied
Withycomke from Portland and also
made an address.
Seized by British
T0TvZTTLr7J0. ' Criticism Answered
Have Been Seized at Gibraltar. j gy EleCtiOIlcOf f il
Washington, Oct. 29. Four copper U
companies, recent shippers of cargoes 1
to Europe, today notified the state de- 1 statement of Drys IWjraxdinff Delay tn
partment of seizures of copper car- 0tttnf; Ballot Supplies at Fxeolaet,
goes at Gibraltar by British author- ;
ities. All the vessels seized there I Answered ny Chairman.
sailed from New York. The American j Members of the election board, of
consul at Gibraltar Was asked to re- j precinct No. 70 do not take kindly to
port 10 me aiaio ueuui niittiiL in con- 1 u-n'u;t oriticism and tney reei mat a
29. So great
was the crush at the opening session.
of the twenty-eighth annual conven
tion of the Washington Educational
Bf-sodatlon here today that, though
overflow meetings were held at trie
First Congregational 'church and the
Lincoln Park High school, it was im
possible for all tne teachers and edu
cators to h'-ar the . speakers. Mrs.
Mary A. Monroe of Spokane, president
of the association, . presided at the
opening session. I.
nection with the seizures.
State department officials were ad
vised today that British authorities at
Gibraltar had seized ue Italian ves
sels San Giovanni and Regina Italia,
carrying cargoes of American copper,
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 29. Declaring
that any attempt on the part oS
County Clerk Mulvey to remove his
name from the ballots would be met
with an Injunction, J. J. Cooke, Demo
cratic candidate for the office of Judge
of Clackamas county, said emphatical
ly this morning that he Is still in
the race, and will do his best to be
elected. This statement was made
in the face of a private opinion ren
dered Clerk Mulvey by Attorney Gen
eral Crawford that Judge Anderson
would hold his office until 1917.
Mr. Coofee says he looks upon this
opinion as not decisive in any way,
and says he will take the matter to
the Bupreme court if he is elected over
Judge Anderson, who is the Rpubll
can candidat to succeed himself on
the' ballot. "This is an attempt to
confuse my friends," ha said, "and
insure? the election of Judge Ander
son, and I shall go ahead as if the
matter had not com lip."
Vancouver Marriage Licenses.
Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 29. Mar
riage licenses were issued yesterday
by the county auditor to the following
persons: W. G. Carlisle and Miss
Mamie Benjamin, both of Orchards; I.
W. Coach and Mrs. Alice Adams, both
of Portland; Fay Harford, of Yamnill.
and Miss Lillie Rich, of Newberg; J.
H. Cane and Miss Anna Whitman, both
of Yamhill; W. J. Whitman and Miss
Rose K. Haberlein, both of Yamhill;
WTilliam Gold and Miss Margaret Tur
ner, -both of Oregon City; Floyd S.
Patty and Miss Louise Welch, both of I -per fumigating books In public 11
Portland; William Scott, of Portland, hrarip- there has been invented an air
and Miss Frances Hortense Daretta, j tight case In which they can be sub
of Corvallis. I Jected to sulphur fumes.
. . ...
statement made by tne u)inniiua 01
OneHundred in regard to failure to
open the polls of that precinct was un
just. Phil Harris, chairman of the
day e!ectioboard of that precinct, has
made the MfJfvwing siaiemeni.
"inrtinnilsOct 29. John B. Coffey,
"RviflrrO flfool To Icountv ClefA, Dear Sir: Replying to
JJllUtiU kJlCGl J.O ! Bn article in the Oregon Daily Jour-
f! T . -p., i nai of October 28 from the Committee
SWUnff IntO rlaCe of One Hundred ''of the Oregon Dry
KJVVU.JJ.J5 XJJ.UU Movement,' stating that the polls of
' ! precinct 70 were not opened to oters
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 29. Afterfj . '
two days of work, the steel superi '
structure for the bridge connecting the j p"
senger elevator with the bluff was
swung Into place yesterday afternoon.
With the aid of swinging derricks this
was accomplished without an accident,
although at one time Tuesday evening
It looked as if the workmen would
lose control of the big span of steel
and let it drop onto the Southern Pa
cific railroad tracks below.
It will be only a short time now
until the lift is finished and the ele
vator ready to run.
Fees for administering
estates are all jregulated
by law, and are ifhe same
whether administered by
a corporation or an indi
AND TRUST COMPANY
Title Trust Bid., ,
Fourth near Stark.
entails no additional ex
pense, and even fdsts less
in many cases. It is at
your service. Consulta
Is Now Incof porated
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 29. The pro
gressive citizens of George, a district
in eastern Clackamas county, have
formed an organization for the welfare
of their community. This association
has been named the George Social and
A " 1 .- . . 1 . . V. o n A 1r iH n 1 !) V nrtieles
council meeting will come up for dis- j Qf lrico,p0rat'ion WPre filed with Coun
cussion at a special meeting of the city t (rfc Mulvey for it.
council tonight. Some time ago efforts 1 The capltal Btoek of the new corpo
of the company to secure a franchise j ratUm is placed at $600. Its incor
were defeated by the action of some j porators are Henry Joyner, H. K. Stev
members of the council, who demanded j ns otto pauisen and Henry Johnson.
a $1 rate. The company may lay "int. ,
on the west side of the river instead ; "
of through Milwaukie.
Ladd & Tilton
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $2,000,000.00
1 Commercial anil-Savings Deposit! j
Rates Not Excessive.
Washington, Oct. 29. "Drifting" re
frigeration rates from California
points to other states are not exces
sive, ,as charged by the Pacific. Fruit
exchange, according to a ruling by the
interstate commerce commission today.
Overbeck & Cooke Co.
Stocks. Bonds, Cotton, drain. Eta,
S16-2V7 Board of Trade Bolldlaff.
DIRECT PRIVATE WIRES
TO ALL EXCHANGES
Members Chicago Board of Trade,
Correspondents of Logan ft Bryan,
OHUMteo. New York,
The First j
Fifth and Morrison Streets
Capital and Surplus - $3,50,000
Inter et Paid ea Serines and Tim Deposit; j
Security Savings and Trust Company
i Fifth and Morrison Streets
Capital and Surplus - - $400,000