The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 25, 1919, Page 17, Image 17

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BUTTER SHORTAGE IS
nm i i rrnu ini ur
5 1 ILL VtKf flbUlt
nninrn m ll r I lini irn
FK n K Lr H hntK
Advance or 2c a Pound Becomes uen-
, ' it., trrr4i7A ntidmi th rtav
While Buttcrfat Is Up 3c Latter Is
' Commanding Good Premium.
Cab batter is np another eent with
knyer generally of ferine Me for extra.
Bother rise la print U forecast.
- While the California butter altuatlon continne
to dominate the Pacific Northwest trade, the
market her wa firm during the day at th d"
t.uc-b of 2e a ponmi reported In the laat edition
of Tha Jonrotl Monday. ThU placed butter
extra In parchment wrappers at 6 So and car
ton at 07c a pound.
Indicating; the. great shortage of butter sup
plie in the Pacific Northwest is the fact that
batter fat value are advancing now much more
rapidly than the finished poduct, there being a
rise of So a pound ,in fm. overnight, which makes
the Portland, baatj 160 62c a pound, according
to quality, and the country atationprioe. 69
60c a pound. This sharp premium for butt rf at
la paid only in times when there is an acute
shortage of supplies.
The trade, nevertheless, is closely watching the
California and eastern markets for any sudden
decline in value, but in the meantime the call
here is so great that cub., extras are selling
round S3 6e a pound.
EGO MARKET IS itOIDING STEADY
: Market for ergs while firm here? with
Job barer offering; e late In the day,
la qtlet for outside shipment. Little call
from Paget Hound.
Market for eggs is'showing a steady tone along
gelling price is generauy 2 w oo a uuzea arova
this.
COC5TBT MEATS ABE REAL GOOD
1 In the market for country killed meats a really
good tone is showing, with hogs and calves held
firm at full prices, and occasional sales made a
fraction higher for something extra select.
CHICAGO MARKET DRAGS BADLY
' Chicken market continues to drag badly along
the wholesale way with general sales of hens at
29 80c a pound, although once in awhile some
thing is good enough to bring 81e in a small way.
STILL A LULL IX BBAJf DEMAND
' There continues a lull in the demand for beans
from outside points, and recent shipments to the
east have met with practically no response from
the big buyers. Local trade continues stagnant.
ORAKGE MOVEMENT IS GAINING
With the announcement of the higher prices,
the market for oranges ist showing an increased
movement. Demand is also aided by the fact that
apples are also extremely high, with stocks insuf
ficient to fill outside demand.
BRIEF NOTES OF PRODUCE TRADE
Cheese market gaining strengtHl
Good demand continues for turkeys.
All fresh fish prices are maintained.
Wool market is slightly easier.
Mohair buyers are holding off market.
"WEATHER NOTICE FOR SHIPPERS
Weather bureau advises: Protect shipments
during the next 86 hours against the following
minimum temperatures: Going north, 40 degrees;
northeast over S., P. It 8. It. R., SO degrees; east
to Baker, 30 degrees, and south to Ashland, 82
degrees. Minimum temperature at Portland to
morrow about 40 degrees.
"WHOLESALE PRICES IN PORTLAND
These are the prices retailers pay wholesalers,
except as otherwise noted:
Dairy Product
BUTTER. Selling price, box lots, creamery
prints, parchment wrapped, extras, 66c per lb. ;
prime firsts, 56c: firsts, 55c: smaller lots at
advance; jobbing prices, cubes, extras, 62
68c per lb.; prime firsts, 50c; cartons, lc higher.
BCTTERFAT Portland delivery basis, 60e
62c; price at country stations, 57 68c.
OLEOMARGARINE Local brands. SO and
S0e lb.; tubs, 35c; 1 lb. cartons, 42c: 2 lb.
eartons. 83 Vi c ; nutmargarine. 1 lb. cartons,
83c lb.
CHEESE Selllne nriee: Tillamook fresh.
Oregon fancy full cream triplets, 31 81 He lb.;
xoung America, 32 W 32 He; prices to jobbers,
f. o. b. Tillamook, triplets, 28c; Young America,
9(ln TK. wllinv iwim KrloV 13. limhnnr.r 33
34e: block Swiss. 4647e per lb.
EGGS Buying price, 85 36c; selling price,
" 87 38c: candled. 40c.
EGGS Public market retail selling price 43c
per dozen.
I LIVE POULTRY Heavy hens. 80 31c lb.;
Hght hens, 2Be per lb. ; broilers,' 40c per lb.; old
rooster, 18o lb.; stags, 20c per lb.; squabs.
SS.uu; aucks. SS0 4UC lb.; pigeons, i.ot(?
2.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 27a per lb. ;
dressed, 40 44c per lb.; geese, live. 17 20c
- Fresh Vegetable and Fruit
FRESH FRUITS Oranges, 84.60 6. 00 per
box; bananas. 8 H 9c per lb.; lemons, 84.25
a5.60; Florida grapefruit, 86.00 7.75; Cali
fornia, 83.004.00.
APPLES Various "varieties. 81.60 3.90 per
box.
GRAPES Almeira, in kegs, 31 lbs.. 87.00.
PEARS Per box, $2.25 2.50.
DRIED FRUITS Dates. Dromedary, f 1 :
Fards, ( ) per box; raisins, three crown, loose
Muscatel. 10c lb.; figs. 35.00 per box of 50
tt-oz. packages.
ONIONS Selling price to retailer: Oregon,
; $1.75 & 2.00 cwt.; association selling price, car
loads, $1.50 f. o. b. country; garlic, 35 50c;
! green onions, 35 40c per dozen bunches.
CRANBERRIES Northwest, 87.00 7.25
' bushel box.
POTATOES Selling price. 81.75 per cwt.:
buying price for fancy large sizes, 31.25: ordi
nary, $1.00 per cental; sweets, 34.50 5.00.
VEGETABLES Turnips, $2.00 2.25 per
sack; carrots, $2.00 per sack; beets. $2.25 per
sack; -cabbage, Oregon, 2c per lb.; Califorina.
243Kc per lb.; lettuce, $3.50 3.75 per
crate; celery. $1.75 dozen artichokes, $1.63
per dosen, cucumbers, $1.50 2.25 dozen; toma
toes Mexican, M.00 lug; egg plant, 20e per lb. ;
cauliflower, California, $1.50 per dozen; horse
radish, 15c per lb.; bell peppers, 45e per lb.;
peas. 20c per lb.
Meats and Provisions
COUNTRY MEATS SelHng price: Country
killed best hogs, 21c per lb.: ordinary hogs,
lBc; best veal, 24c lb.; ordinary, 21
22c; rough heavy, 12 He: lamb. 20 21c;
mutton, 1-4 16c lb.; beef. 9 14c per lb.
SMOKED MEATS Ham,. 84 37c: break
fast bacon, 32 51c: picnics, 23c; cottage roll,
83c; short clears, SO 33c; Oregon exports,
smoked. 30c per lb.
LARD Kettle rendered, $13.1.1 ease: stand
ard, 26 He per lb, ;. lard compound. 23 He
Fish and Shell Fish
FRESH FISH Steelhead salmon, 22 24c
lb.; Chinook, 30c; halibut, fresh 24c; black
eod. 11 12c; silver smelt, 910c; tomcod,
10c: sturgeon, 1820c; fresh herring, S7c;
TRA N8PORTATION
-aAirMIRAX LIKES.
S. S. West Munham
SAILIKG ABOUT AFBIIt 1 FOB,
Kobe, Hongkong
Singapore and
Manila
FBEIGHT OITXY
For full particulars apply
101 Third St.
Main 14 . ' A-Msa
AUSTRALIA
HIW ZEALAND AND SOUTH SEAS
Vie Tahiti and Rarte Mall and passenger
service from San Francisco every 2S ...
UMIOH S. S. OO. OF NEW ZEALAND. ''
SSO California t sua hwi
r ms sMamanip ana rsuiroas) ,
IMPROVED TONE IS
SHOWING FOR
OF BETTER QUALITY
Sales Show Small Increase at Coun
try Points Around 51.30 f. o. b. Sta
tions for No. 1 Potato Situation
Is Unsatisfactory.
Market for onions is beginning to show a fair
tone locally with an improved tone at country
shipping points. Better clasa of onions are find
ing 'more favor with the trade at $1.50 per
cental in carload lota f. o. b. country shipping
points.
Even the smaller sized stock, in which are
included some boilers, show sales around (1.35
per cental in the country.
Market is showing liberal stocks of non-keeping
onions 'Which are selling at various prices.'
The season is now so well advanced and the
weather has been so mild that fears are ex
pressed that onions will not keep as long as
nsuaL
Market for potatoes continue to reflect a
very quiet tone. While there is more or less
talk about business at country points down to
fl per cental for good shipping stock, nothing
can be confirmed below SI. 2 5 and as high as
$1.40 has been paid recently for something extra
good.
Potato market aa a whole continues very un
satisfactory.
Corn and Oats'
Tip at Opening
Of Chicago Market
By Joseph F. Prltchard
Chicago, Fab. 26. (I. N. 8.) Coarse grains
closed higher, corn showing advances or r. c,
and oats ' ,c. The market was unsettled
and Irregular, and profit taking sale during the
last half hour caused some price reactions and re
cession from the highest levels. Sentiment
bullish at the elose of the day. Oats were half
a cent higher. Pork was 2SS30o lower, ribs
2 'Ao lower, while lard va z a 7 'i e nigner.
Chicago. Feb. 25. (L N. S.) Corn opened
1 14 c higher on scattered commission house
buyini and scarcity of offerings. After the open'
ing, however, local bears and pit traders were
free sellers and the market had a setback.
Oats opened c higher. Offerings were
limited. Scattered commission houses were mod
erate buyers.
Provisions opened a trifle lower. Trading was
featureless, confined principally td ribs.
CORN
February 183 135 132 188
March 132 133 131 H 132
May 125 127 124 126
July 120 123 119H 121
OATS
February 58 59 58. 88
March 69 59 69 59
May 60 60 59 59
July 58 59 58 58
PORK
May 4200 4200 4165 4170
LARD
May 2570 2600 2565-2575
July 2475 2505 2320 2482
RIBS
May 2320 2340 2320 2325
' Broomiia.il Crop Report
France Weather has been much more favor
able for crops during the past week. Coldness
has been experienced, and this has tended to
check the premature growth. Also the drop in
temperatures will do much good in relieving the
land of insects and other pests. The position of
crops is not generally more favorable. There has
been seme increase in offerings in country mar
kets and supplies appear somewhat larger.
Italy Weather has turned favorable and
sowings are still in progress. It is generally be
lieved, however, that the acreage under wheat this
year will show a marked decrease compared with
the previous season. Early reports speak favor
ably of the condition of the young crops.
Spain Outlook for the new crop is consid
ered excellent. Weather has been generally favor
able, and agricultural prospects remain very sat
isfactory. Russia Reports from the southern region ap
pear more optimistic than heretofore, but appar
ently nothing of a definite nature is known con
cerning conditions in Interior districts. Supplies
in cities are at a minimum, and many cases of
starvation are reported.
Chicago Dairy Produce
-.l-1 t.. . OK T XT CI T, n
-Re-
ceipts 7051 tubs, creamery extra, 5454c;
firsts. 62 63c; packing stock. 28 82 .
T." T 1 1 . t . . A . . .
eeipts, 3839c: ordinary firsts. 38 38 He;
firsts, 39c; extra. 45 46c; checks, 25 30c;
dirties, 22 81c
Liverpool Cottoa Quiet
Liverpool. Feb. 25. (L N. S.r Cotton fu
tures opened quiet today. Spot cotton was
quiet today, prices easy, sales 1000 bales.
Columbia smelt, $1.00 1.25 per 50 lb. box,
SHELL FISH Crabs. 2.003.00 per dox.;
shrimp meat, 52c per lb.; lobsters, 30c per lb.
OYSTERS Olympia, gallon, $5.50; canned.
eastern, 75c can, $9.00 dozen cans; bulk, $4.50
per gallon.
Groceries
SUGAR Cube, $10.25; powdered, $10.10;
fruit and berry. $9.55; D yellow, $8.95; granu
lated. $9.55; beet. $9.45; extra C. $9.15;
golden C. $9.05.
HONEY New. $7.0O8.00" per ca?e.
RICi: Japan style. No. 1, H10c; New
Orleans head, 11 H ll4c; blue rose, 104
11c per lb.
SALT Coarse, half ground, 100s, $16.00 per
ton; 60s, $17.25: table dairy, 60s, $22.00;
bales, $3.10 0 3.35 fancy table and dairy,
$30.25; lump rock, $25.00 per ton.
BEANS Oregon (sales by jobbers) ; Lady
Washington, 7H 9c; pink, 7 He lb.; Limas,
11 He; Bayou, 9c; red, 8c per lb. Oregon
beans (buying price) , nominal.
CANNED MILK Carnation, $6.70: Bor
den. $0.60; Aster. $6.60; Eagle, $10.25;
Libby, $6.70; Yeloban, $6.60; Holly, $6.60;
Mount Vernon. $6.60; HaEehvood, $8.60 case.
COFFEE Roasted, 28 44c; in sacks or
drums.
SODA CRACKERS Bulk, 17e per lb.
NUTS Budded walnuts. 3014 31c per lb.:
almonds, 24 29c; filberts. 28c. in sack lots;
peanuts, 15c; pecans, 25c: Brazils, 33c.
Hops, Wool and Hides
HOPS Nominal, 1818 crop, 38 40c per lb.
HIDES No. 1 salt cured hides. 30 lbs. and
up, 15c; No. 1 part cured hides. 30 lbs. and up,
13 He; No. 1 green hides, 30 lbs. and up. 12c;
No. 1 salt cured bulls. 50 lbs. and up. 12c; No.
1 part cured bulls. 60 lbs. and up.'lOHc; No.
1 green bulls, 60 lbs. and ups. 9c. The prices on
No. 2 bides will be le per pound less than for
No. Is of same kind. No. 1 calf skins, up to
15 lbs.. 33c; No. 2 calf skins, up to 15 lbs.,
81c; No, 1 Kip, 15 to 80 lbs., 18c; No. 2 Kip,
15 to 80 lbs., 16c; Dry flint hides. 7 lbs. and
up. 28c: dry flint calf, under 7 lbs., 38c: dry
salt hides, 7 lbs. and up, 22e; dry salt calf,
under 7 lbs., 82c; dry cull hides or calf, half
price; dry flint atags or bulls, 18c; dry salt
stags or bulls. 12c: dry cull stags or bulls, halt
price; dry horse hides, price varies, $1.50 to
$2.50, according to size and take off each; salt
ed horse hides, skinned to hoof and bead -on, $3;
prioe varies, according to aise and take off to
hide without heads, 50c less, each $5; dry long
wool pelts, per lb., 15c; dry medium wool pelts,
per lb., .10 12c; dry shearling pelts, each, 25
50c; salted long wool pelts, each. $1.25
2.50; salted medium wool pelts, each, $1.00
2.00; salted shearling pets, each, 25c np; dry
long hair eoat skins, per lb., 20c; dry short
hair goat skins, each. 50c to 75c; horse tail
hair, per lb., 2 0c ;. horse mane bair. per lb., 10c;
cattle tails, full tails, no stubs, per dos., 20c
MOHAIR Long staple, 80c lb., short staple.
20c; burry, 10 15c per lb.
TALLOW AND GREASE No. 1 tallow, 5c;
No. 2. 4c; No. 1 crease, 3c; No. 2 grease, 2c
CHITTIM , OR CAS OA HA BARK Gross
weight. 18c
, Ropee, Paint, OH
BOPE Sisal dark, 24c: white, 23 He lb.;
standard Manila, 82 He
LINSEED OIL Raw. bbla.. $1.98 gallon;
kettle boiled, bbls., $1.95; raw, cases, $1.95;
boiled, cases, $2.05 per gallon.
' COAL OIL Water white, in drums or iron
bbls., lOe gallon; cases, 20c gallon.
UASOLd.fc iron Dois., zine; cases. 81He:
engine distillate, iron bbls.. 13c; cases, 23c
WHITE LEAD Ton lota, 13 He; 500 lbs.,
TURFENTTNB Tanks, 80c; case. 86c; 10
ease lots, lc less.
f .WIRE KAILS Basic price. $5.40.
W pay 24o for top quality veal.
We pay 21c for top block pork.
We never charge commission,
r ' FRANK !." SMITH MEAT CO.
"Fighting the Beef Trust"
228 Aider Street. Portland, Or. Adv.
ONIONS
LIVESTOCK
PRIMARY CENTERS A
SHADE HIGHER AGAIN
FOR APPLE SUPPLIES
Sales Have Been Made for Some Days
In CarloaiJ Lots at $3.50 for Extra
Fancy Winesaps But Now Beport
Comes of Business at $3.75.
With practically no supplies oh good apples
being offered from nearby shipping points , the
market for apples at primary centers is show
ing additional strength. Recent sales of extra
fancy Winesaps at primary centers around $3.50
per box hare been fully confirmed with sales of
carload lots easily' made at that price. In fact,
reports indicate that as high as $3.75 per box
has been paid for one, carload of this stock in
th Yakima section and the small remaining
supplies are being held as high a $4 per box
by some holders.
Local market is not showing the added price,
salui of extra fancy Winesaps now being quoted
here generally above 33. SO, even in box lota, al
though some of the local dealer bare sold their
carload purchases at that prict to eastern in
terests. The trouble with the local market at this
time is that too much "junk" apples are being
forced upon the tradn'here. With cookers sell
ing to the retail dealers as high aa $2 per box
the demand is 'confined principally to this stock
and it is difficult to get the real value for the
better class offerings.
General Declines
In Stock Market at
The Initial' Trading
LATE MOVEMENT IRREGULAR
Nsw York. Fb. 26. (I. W. 8.) -There were
many Irregular movement In the stock market
In the last hour with Marina preferred dropping
to 06 i and closing at 67 Vx . There was con
tinued buying of Studebaker, which had a fur
ther advance of over on point, selling up to
60 V.
Some of the steel Industrials showed a strong
tone at the end with Steel com man moving up
to 04, but It reacted V , ending at 83 V .
Baldwin was weak, selling down to 77 i, Its
final price.
New York, Feb. 25. (L N. B.) The rtock
market opened today with declines of around one
point in the general list in the first few minutes.
United States Steel indicated the general mar
ket movement, declining to 93 Vi. The same
amount of loss was sustained in Baldwin, which
sold down to Marine preferred declined
to 99.
Union Pacific gained H t3 1304 but dropped
t-. 1294. The petroleum stocks were weak.
Pan American Petroleum falling 1 M to 79
and Mexican Petroleum, after advancing to
i:i. dropped to 179H.
The copper stocks were heavy with Anaconda
yielding to 69H. U. S. Rubber dropped
4 to 81. Kelly Springfield yielded over 2
points to 104 and -American Sumatra one point
to 113.
Ater the opening declines the market' again
developed a strong tone and during the remainder
of the forenoon advances were made in many
issues. Baldwin moved up from 78 to 79 H.
Marine preferred, after selling down to 99 4 .
recovered all its losses; similar upturns were
noted in the rubber- and copper shares. Amer
ican Sum.-tra rose nearly 3 points to 1 1 5 4 ..
The oil stocks continued heavy, TJ. S. Steel
rallied only fractionally.
Furnished by Overbeck 4 Cooke Co.. Board of
Trade building:
DESCRIPTION
I Open High I Low I Close
3: 8 3 3
S4HMs 3 84
102 1024 102 102
704 74 704 73
4614 46 Vi 45 H 45H
90V4 90. 90 i0H
44 44H 44 444
48 484 48 48H
64 64 634 634
67 67 66H 66H
114 115H 113 113 H
120H 122 120H 121
105 105 H 105 105
554 674 654 66H
594 694 69H 59
92 92 91 91
074 974 964 96H
79 79 77H 774
48 74 48 48 48
62 62 624 62 H
25 25 24 24
18 18 18 18
2754 27 264 26 H
163 163 162H 162
624 624 61 61 H
57 57 57 57
36 36 35 35
95
18 18 18 17
83 83 33 33
88 83 38 88
84 H
47H 48 47 47
69 60 68 58
22 23 23H 22
55 55 65 65
17 17 18 16
153
142 144 141 143
69 70 68 70
39H 39 49 89
93
42 42 42 42
17 18 17 17
42 45 42 44H
96
111 H 111 H 99 L09H
44 44 44 44
24 24 22 23
26 26 25 26
30 30 29 29
66 66 66 66 H
55 55 55 55
33 35 83 35
181 181 178 178
22H 22 22 22
42 42 42 42
25 25 24 24
66 H
16 16 16 16
284 284 28 28
74 74 74 74
105
93 93 92 92
-37 37 37 37 H
31
44 44 44 44 H
67 67 66 66 H
19 19 19 19
78 78, 75 - 74
81 81 80 80
76 76 75 75
24 25 24 24
171 171 170 170
10H 10 10 10H
54 60 f 55 60
102 102 101 101
28 28 28 28
123 123H 123 123
193 193 1B2 192
89 89 88H 88
180 180 129 129
124 124 122 123
83 83 81 82
94 84 3 93
114 114 114 114
67 68 67 67
64 64 53 54
t ..... 87
43 43 43 43
26 27 26 26
121
Alaska Gold
A 12 is ChaL. com
Am. Agr. Chem. .
Am. Beet Sugar. . .
Am. Can, com. . . .
Am. Car Fdy..'com.
Am. Cot. Oil, com.
Am. Lins-ed, com.
Am. Loco. , com . . .
Am. 8mel., cam . .
Am. Sumatra Tob .
Am. Sugar, com. . .
Am. Tel. & Tel . . .
Am. Woolen, com .
Anaconda Mining .
Atchison, com
At. Gulf W. I. .
Bald. Loco., com. .
Bal. & Ohio, com. .
Beth. Steel, " bid. .4
Bkn. Rap. Transit.
Butte Superior. .
Calif. Pet., com
Canadian Pac.
Central Leath., com
Ches. ft Ohio
Chi.. M. A St. P. . .
Chi. & N. W., c. . .
Chile Copper
Chi no Copper
Colo. F. L, c
Cons. Gas.
Corn Products, c . . .
Crucible Steel, e . . .
Cuban Cane Sugar. .
Distillers
Erie, c
General Electric . . .
General Motors . . .
Goodrich Rubber. . .
GL Nor. Ore Lands.
Gt. Nor. pfd.
Greene-Can.
Hide A Leather, c. .
Ice Securities
Illinois Central
Industrial Alcohol. .
Inspiration
Int. Mer. Marine . . .
Int. Nickel
Kennecott Copper .
Lack a. Steel
Lehigh Valley
Max. Motors, c . . . .
Mex. Petroleum . . .
Miami Copper
Midvale Steel
Mo. Pacific
National Lead
Nevada Con
New Haven
N. Y. Central
N. A W.. c
Northern Pacific . .
Ohio Cities Gas
Pacific Mail
Penn. Railway
P. S. C. c
Ray Cons. Copper .
R'y. Steel Springs .
Reading, c '
R. L A S . e
Rock Island
S., R. A Co
Sbattuck
Studebaker, c
Southern Pacific . .
Southern R'y., c . . .
Swift A Co
Texas Oil
Tobacco Products .
Union Pacific, c . .
United Cigar 8 tores.
U. 8. Rubber, c
U. S. Steel, c . .
U. 8. Steel, pfd.
Utah Copper . .
Va. Chemical, c.
W.,U. T
West. Electric .
Willys Overland
Woolworth
Total Sales, 670,600.
Money and Exchange
New York. Feb. 25. (L N. S.) Call money
on the floor of the New York stock exchange
today ruled at 6 H per cent high, ,6 H per eent;
low. 6 per eent '
Time money was firm. Rates were 5 6
per eent :
The market for prime mercantile paper was
steady. Call money in London today waa 3 H per
cent. "i .
Sterling exchange was steady, with business hi
bankers' bills at $4.75 for demand. $4.73
for 60 day bills, and $4.71 for 90 day bills.
Stocks, Beads. Cottoa, Grata. Ete.
IU'117 Board of Trade' Balldlag
Overbeck&CookeCoe
DIRECT PRIVATE WIkS
TO ALL EXCHANGES
Keabers CaJeayo Beard of Trade
Csrreipeadeats of lioraa A Bryaa
v Cfclcan - Xew leg
EFFORTS ARE MADE
HIGHER
TO FORCE A
f I .- 1 MS-.'- i - I
FLOUR
Big Local Millers Do Not Look With
Favor Upon Any Secret, Meeting to
This Effect by Puget Sound Inter
est Clears Sold Lower.
Northwest Grain Receipts
-Cars-
. Wheat Barley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
Portland, Tues. .13 ... 1 1 8
Year ago 1 3 2 S 4
Season to date.. 6317 890 1818 602 2611
Year ago ...3645 242 725 1044 1526
Tacoma. lion ... 11 2
Year ago ...... 13
Season to date. .4666 80 134 1010
Year ago 3959 74 ... 212 1343
Seattle.' Mon
Year ago 6 5 ...
Season to date. .4739 69 987 607 2184
Year ago ..3586 .267 1253 936 2589
C. K. Thome, manaeer and director of
Strauss A Co., the big Ixjndon importers and
exporters with Jamea P. Livingston of the San
Francisco branch,- has been in the city on
business. The firm's connection here is the
Northern Grain A Warehouse company.
Reports indicate that some of the Puget 8ound
millers are in session today (Tuesday) in an
effort to force higher the price of patent flour.
Reports indicate that some of these millers have
recently been sharp cutters of "clears" at Cali
fornia points and in order to make up for their
loss in this stock are quit-, willing to make the
home consumer pay an advance price for the
patent product.
Leading local mills are very much adverse to
saddling this extra price upon the consumer until
absolutely necessary. They say so in plain words.
They will not be a party to any agreement that
the Puget Sound millers may make and will
continue, at least for the time being, to sell
patent at the old price.
Secret cutting of prices below the list values
has been shown for some time and the big millers
assert that they do not propose to do any of
this sort of business.
Millers here have not yet received confirma
tion of their recent sales to the government, but
they continue to believi that the purchases will
be about 22 per cent of the amount offered.
Milbtuffs are very weak. While reports indi
cate that still lower prices are ruling, no busi
ness can be confirmed below $40 41 a ton at
the mills.
. FLOUR Selling prices: Patent. $10.90;
family wheat flour, $10.75; barley flour.
$10.70; Willamette Yallev. $10.60; local
straight, $10.70: bakers' local, $10.70 10.90;
Montana spring wheat patent, $10.85: rye flour,.
$11.50: oat flour, $10.00. Price for city de
livery in five barrel lot.
HAY Buying price: Willamette timothy,
fancy, ( ) ; Eastern Oregon-Washington fancy
timothy. $31.00 32.00; alfalfa. $2"6.00
26.50; valley vetch. $28.00; cheat, ( );
clover, $26.00 0127.00; grain, $26.00 per ton.
GRAIN BACKS Nominal. New crop deliv
ery No. 1 Calcutta, 14 16c in car lots: less
amounts l.igher.
MILLSTUFFS Mixed run. at mills, sacked,
$40.00 41.00.
ROLLED OATS Per barrel, $9.50 10.00.
ROLLED BA"RLEY Per ton. $5253.
CORN Whole, $67.00 68.50; cracked
$6f 00 ( 70.00 per ton.
Merchants' Exchange bids?
Feb. March. April.
BARLEY
Peed 4200 4200
.'A" 4300
Eastern oats and corn in bulk:
OATS
38 lb. clipped white 4250 4250
CORN
No. 3 yellow 6250 5300 6300
No. 3 mixed" 5100 6200 6200
DAIBT PRODUCE OF THE COAST
Seattle Market
Seattle, Feb. 23. (U. P.) Butter: Local
city creamery, bricks in cartons. 67 58c; do
parchment wrapped, 57c; do cubes, 55 56c
Eggs-Fancy ranch, 44 45c; pullets. 40
41c
Cheese Washington triplets. 32 34c; Wash
ington Y. A., 84 35c; Oregon triplets. 32 0
34c; Oregon Y. A., 34 35c
8an Franelte Market
San Francisco. Feb. 25. (U. P.) Butter
Extras, 55c; firsts, 62c.
Eggs Extras, 41c; extra pullets, 37 c
tLee Angels Market
Los Angeles, Feb. 26. (I. N. S.) Butter
California creamery, extra, 65c
EggsFresh extras. 87c; case count, 86c:
pullets. 34c '
POTATOES ALL ALOITG THE COlVr
8an Francisco Market
San Francisco, Feb. 25. (U. P) Pota
toes, per cental on wharf Netted Gems. $2 00
215; Oregon, $2.00 2.10 ; river, $1.50
2.O0; sweets, $3.26 S 3.60 on the street '
Onions, on wharf California, $1.90 2.00
per cental. .
8attle Market
2SrSound?b- (t " 8--.
.potatoes. $30.00 32.00; - local. $25.00
26,00 ton.
Lo Aneele Market
Lo Angeles, Feb 25. (L N. S.) Potatoes
Stockton Burba aka, sacked, per 100 pounds.
Zl?aChSl-60i, fancy' ; choice, $2.00
sterare. White and Red -Rose. $2.75: horns
pfnwn WVliraa Knot. OTCrOX yiP
WITH MABCH OPTIOy HIGHEB
New York, Feb. 25. (L N. S.) The cot
ton market opened irregular today with March
27 points higher and the remainder of the
hst 15 points higher to 2 points lower. Later
the market eased 10 to 15 points.
Foreign houses were buyers of new crop.
The close was very stesdy at a net advance
of 15 to 47 points.
Open.
1945
2265
2180
2090
Tligh. Low. Close.
1905 1945 1962
2293 2245 2285
2215
2198 2150 2187
2125
2120 2015 2109
2040
2020
2003 1963 1095
1985
1970 1970 1970
January
March ....
April
May
June
July
August ...
September .
October
November .
December .
New York
1990
1970
spot market 2635, 45 points up.
LIBERTY BOND SALES
Liberty bonds official closing price. New York:
Conv. 1st 4th
SHs 1st. 4s. 2d 4s. 4 H s. 4 14 s.
Wednesday. 9848 9280 9280 9500 9414
Thursday .. 0840 9290 9286 9516 9462
Friday 9940 9280 9286 9524 9428
Monday 9860 9360 9836 9520 fl"428
Tuesday .. 9870 8370 9336 9512 9422
We Own and Offer, Subject to Prior Sale:
SPERRY FLOUR CO.
First Mortgage Gold 6 Bonds
Dated February 1, 1919 . Due February 1, 1934
Denomination $1000.00 ,
Sinking Fund of $100,000 annually. Will retire ap
proximately one-half of ' the bonds prior to maturity.
The company was established . in 1892. Development
. has been continuous, so that today it is the largest manu
facturer of flour on the' Pacific Coast. ; f
Price 98 and Interest to Yield Over 6.20
LUMBERMENS TRUST COMPANY
; 14JMBKRMCNS
" .BUILDINO . .
- Capital amd Surplus $600,000
HOG MARKET MOVES
M CENfS- TOPS :
. REACH $1150 HERE
Load of Blue Mountain Porkers Is
Sold at Extreme Mark, Giving Uma
tilla County the High Beeord Other
Lines Are Firm.
HOW LIVESTOCK RULED
-Tops
Hog. Steer. Lamb.
Chicago $17.80 $20.00 $1S.B0
Omaha 17JIO 1S.20 17. SO
Kama City 17.7S t.SO 17.S0
Denver 1S.SO 1S.7S 1T.1B
Portland 17.60 14.60 14.60
PORTLANirClVESTOCK BUN
Cattle. Calve. Sheep.
Tuesday 289
Week ago . . ; 276
Two weeks ago. . . J 74
Four weeks ago. . . 187
Year ago . . . 148
Two years ago. . . 212
SS . a ...
103
3T -
214 6 49
89 a
49
4 20
84 14
Three years ago. . . 476
Four years ago. . . . 36
Hog market prices advanced another 15c dur
ing the day, with a sale at $17.60. a new high
mark for the present movement. The honor be
longs to W. H. Steen, the old time shipper of
Blue Mountain. Therefore IJanatiUa county is
not only famous for its wheat, bat it gets the
price for bogs.
Only a small run of hqgs was shown in th
yards over night, and these were quickly dis
posed of.
General hog market range:
Trime mixed $17.25 017.50
Medium mixed 1.7.00 1 7.25
Rough heavies 15.25 & 15.50
Pigs 13.00 15.00
Bulk 17.25
Cattle Trad Is Strong
Trade in the cattle market is strong, but there
was nothing in the run during the day at North
Portland that was worth the extreme price of
$14.50, quoted Monday afternoon. All lines of
cattle show a better request than arrivals.
General cattle range :
Besi steera $13.50 14.50
Good to choice steers 11.7512.75
Medium to good steers 10.75 11.75
Fair to good steers 9.50 10.75
Common to fair steers 8.50( 9.60
Choice cows and heifers 10.60 11.50
Good to choice cowj and heifers. 8.73 9.75
Medium to good cows aad heifers. 7.75 8.75
Fair to medium cows and heifers. 6.00 (3 7.00
Canners 8.50 B.00
Bulls 6.00 9.00
Calves 9.00 13.50
Stcckers and feeders 7.00 10.00
Mutton Situation Holds
With no arrivals and no test of the market
during the day. trend of the mutton trade con
tinues to reflect strength. The trade is quoting
full prices, snd arrivals would be greatly wel
corned by killers.
General sheep and lamb range:
Prime iambs $14.00 14.50
Fair to mdium lamb3 -10.00 12.00
Yearlings 10. 00 11.00
Wethers 9.00 10.00
Ewes 8.50 8.75
Goats 6.50 0 6.00
Tuesday Livestock 8hlpper
Hogs Nissen Bros., Sheridan, 1 load.
Cattle and hogs C. W. Emmett, Amity, 1
load cattle and hogs: Zimmerman Bros., Yam
hill, 1 load csttle and hogs; J. Dadrak, Sheri-
idan, 1 load cattle and hogs.
Tuesday Morning Sale
COWS
No. Ave. lbs. Price. I No. Ave. lbs. Price.
3.... 5U6 $ 6.50 I 3 773 8 8.00
2 765 8.50 i 3 1110 lOJitf
4 . 810 8.25
BULLS
1. .2110 $ 9.50 1 1110 $ 8.00
HOGS
96.
9.
4.
30.
191 $17.50
211
210 $17.25
187 17.10
3..
327 16.25
280
15.25
77..
198 17.00
122
L5.00
AMERICAN LIVESTOCK PRICES
Chicago Hogs $1780
Chicago. Feb. 25. (L NV S.; Hogs Eestl-
mated receipts, B4.U00; lower. Bulk, $17.40
17.65: top. $17.80; botcher hogs, heavy,
$17.65 17.80; packing hogs, heavy. $16.75 6
17.25; medium mixed, tl. 20 17.45; light.
en.uvts 1 .oa; pigs, 114.ZD & 10. DO; roughs,
$16.2o 16.75.
Cattle Estimated receipts. 13 00O.- .teirtv
Beef cattle, good choice, $15.85 20.00 ; me
dium and common, $10.50 15.85 ; butcher
stoca, neifers. 17.73 7.60; cows. $7.60
15.00; canners and cutters, $6.50 7.60:
sioc iters ana leeaers, gooa cbotce. 110.7 0 (
14.75; common and medium, $8.60 L0.75 ;
veai caives, gooa cnoice, iiu.23tsin.TS.
Sheep Estimated receints. 14.000? xtrnA-r
Shorn lambs, choice and prime, $18.85 18.50 ;
medium ana gooa, lo.v o (g 1H.35 ; spring
lambs, good choice. $16.50 & 16.75 : ewes.
choice prime. $12.25 12.65; medium and
gooa, liu.uuwrj,25.
Omaha Hogs $17.40
- Omaha. Feb. 85. L N. 8.) Hogs Re
ceipts. 18.000: steady. Top. $17.40: niu.
$16.5017.40; mixed. $17.00 17.10 : good
cnoice, iiugiiuv; rougn. 917. 00
17.10; light. $16.50 17.10; bulk, $16,900
xt. 111; pigs, aiu.uu g ii.uv.
Cattle Receipts. 8500; steady. Beeves,
$18.5018.20; cows and heifers, $6.25
14.00; stockers and feeders, $7.00 15.75;
calves, $7 00 13.75.
Sheep Receipts, 11,500; stronger. Weth
ers, $12.00 13.00; yearlings, $13.50 16.00;
lambs, $16.75 17.50; ewes. 8.00 11.65.
Seattle Hog $17.60
Seattle. Feb. 25. (L N. S.) Hoes Re
ceipts, 292, higher; prime lights, $17.25
17.60; medium to choice. $15.90 17.15;
rough heavy, $14.90 15.60; pigs. $14.90,
16.60. -
Cattle Receipts. 277. steady; best teer,
$11.50 14.00; medium to choice, $10.50
11.00; common to good, $7.00 10.00; best
cows, $8.00 11.00; common to good cow,
$5.007.50; bulls. $5.00 8.00; calve. $7.00
12.00.
Sheep None.
Kansas City Hogs, $17.75
Kan-as City. Feb; 25. (L N. 8.) Cattle
Reecipts, 12.000; slow, steady to lower. Steers,
$14.00 16.60; cows and heifers, $7.14;
stockers and 'eederr, $8.00 15.00; calves,
$8.00 13.50.
Hogs Receipts, 18,000; steady to strong.
Bulk, $17.10 17.45; top, $17.75; heavies,
$17.35 17.75; lights. $16.80 17.25; me
diums, $17.25 17.56.
Sheep Receipts, 6500; steady. Lamb.
$17.35 17.90; wethers, $12.00 13.00; ewes.
$11.00 11.85.
Denver Hogs, $16.90
Denver, Feb. 25. (U." P.) Cattle Receipts
1500; 25c lower. Steers, $14.25 16.75 ;
ejws and heifers, $7.25 10.75; stockers and
feeders. $1 1.21 14.00; calves. $13.76 14.00.
Hogs Receipts 3000; steady. Top. $16.00;
bulk. $16.50 16.80.
Sheep Receipts 5000; higher. Lambs, $15.83
& 17.16; ewes. $7.95 11.00.
FIFTH AND
.STARK
Yaliima Hops Go
At High Prices
For TeVmObntracts
Yakima. Feb. 25. The 'hep grower of Yak
ims valley who did not "get panicky last fall and
puB out "their ' yard are contracting: 'bow ' tot
uuw yean at ntarn calling payseente at SSe t
26er pn esnd. Sight contracts were filed Sat
urday calling for the delivery of 177,000 pouads
of hops annually for the next three year.
Growers and the' amounts contracted are:
Frank 'Loker and Guy Anerson. 6006 pounds
eaeh r Alex McAllister; 1 2.006 ; E. f . Hearron,
20,000: as. ana A. E. Hartmig. 20.000; U.
Druse.' 16.000: Joseph Mncrver. 50.000: A. B.
and Hands Wallace. 16.0OO.
The contract were filed in the name of T. A
Livealey, Salem, Or., and constitute the largest
hop deal aaade here for some time. Some of
the grower . who are repreaeiwwa were ' o -dia
pendent last fall that they did not harvest their
iX8 crop.
Hothouse Lambing
irets uood Jttesuits
Yakima. Feb. 25. "Hot house" lambing has
begun at various points in th Yakima' valley
and sheepmen report excellent results. The in
crease win average more than 100 .per cent. It
is estimated that thre wTTi be 10.000 to 15.000
February kunbe dropped between - now and
March 1. The lambing is all under cover.
Great sheds pave' been 'built with the' idea of
providing . every ' care necessary to bring these
lambs through any sort of weather that may
come between, now and April ' 1 when the wea
ther become settled. The Yakima pbeep com
pany has about 2000 ewes under cover, and
Pior A Son an equal number. The' former have
lambing sheds in the Moxee and the latter at
Kiona. - Coffin Bros, hare two- bands lambing
at their ranch near Kennewick, and thay will
follow the lambing with early shearing which
they hope to begin February 20.
Cherry Growers in
Mood to Cooperate
The Dalles, Feb. 25. Plans for a coopera
tive marketing concern to handle the local crop
were made at a meeting? of grower yesterday
afternoon. While all present admitted the need
of cooperation, they were not agreed as to the
form which . the organization sliouid take. It
was therefore agreed to invite Dr. C. A Marmm
of Mosier. horticultural commissioner for this
district, and It. O, Chatfield. manager of the
Mosier Fruitgrowers association, to meet local
growers at a meeting which will be held her
next Monday afternoon.
Jfew Tork Bond Market
Furnished by Overbeck A Cooke Co.,
of Trade building.
Atchison Genera 4s.. 82 H
Ba). A Ohio Gold 4: T6 H
Bethlehem Steel-Kef. 6s 88 H
Cent. Pacific 1st 4 79 H
C. B. A Q." CoL 4 95
St. Paul Gerd, 4H 77
Chicago N. W. GeuL 4s 81
L A N. UnL 4s 85
New York liy. 5 14
Northern Pac. P. L. 4s 83
Reading GenL 4s. ... 84 H
Union Pacific ".it 4s 88 H
Union Pacific 1st f. 6s.... 81 H
Southern Pac Conr. 5s 103
Southern Pac Cocv. 4s 83 H
Penna, Conv. 4Hs 04
Penna. 1st 4 H 87 H
Ches. A Ohio Conv. 5 85 H
Ore. Short Line 4 85 H
Board
83 H
7TH
89
80 H
96
83
84
86
IS
84 H
86
89 '
82H
104 H
lH
88H
86
8T
Seed Oata Needed
Winnipeg. Feb. 25. There is considerable
shortage of seed oata in Saskatchewan and Al
berta. The Canadian anvernment mitxt nraviri
3.500.000. bushels. About 2,500,000 bushels
may be secured in Canada, the balance to be im
ported from the United Statea.
San Francisco Grain Market
San Francisco, Feb. 25. (U. P.) Cash
grain:
Oats Red feed, $2.05 ? 2.20 ; do. seed,
$2.502.75; do. recleaned. $4.00 S 3.10. .
Barley No. 1 feed, $1.901.95.
Holiday at Santos
New York. Feb. 25. (TJ. P.) Coffee, holi-
aay in mo ana juntos.
St. Loud Metal
St Louis, Feb. 25. (I. N. 8.) Lead,
stronger, $4.80 4.90. Spelter, quiet, $6.36.
PACIFIC COAST BAIfK STATEMENT
Portland Bank
This Week.
.3 6,176,297.52 $
. 4,448,735.30
Clearing :
Monday
Tuesday. . . .
Clearincs . .
Balance . .
Clearincs . ,
Balance . .
Clearings ..
Balances . .
Clearincs ..
Clearincs ..
Year
8,765.
Aro. ;
oos.es
430.24
! (
85S.OO
73000
493.00
633.00
558.00
90S.OO
454.00
3,171.
Tacoma Bank
.$
Seattle" Bank
720,
44,
6,183,
1.148,
Spokane Banks
1,180,
869,
Los Angel Bank
8 an Francisco Bank
6.732
. . $2
0.646.004.00
We own and offer
; " , , . of the '::ir y '
Gity of Edmonton, Alberta
Dated February 15th, 1919 Due February ISth, 1924
" DENOMINATIONS $1000.00
Principal and Interest payable at Edmonton, Toronto and New York
1 Interest coupons half-yearly
These Bonds are, a direct charge against the City and Specially Secured.
Price 1 00 , aind Interest
The City of Edaiostoa Is the Capital ef tke Province of Alberta, sltoated abeat midway be twee a
WlBBivec aad the Feeifle CoasU It It aa Importaat Railway Cester, ssrroaaded by aa exeeUest
arrlesltHral eosstry. There jre located la Edmonton approximately wholesale bosses and
asmereas diversified Industries. With Its wide thorosghfares. Its exeelleat psblle and commercial
baltdla;. Its attractive residential districts and splendid loeatloa, Edmonton Is one of the most
sabstaaUal cities la Westers Canada. Population, attt. . .
Orders may be telegraphed or telephoned at oar expease.
' LIBERTY BONDS
If you must sell your Liberty Bonds, sell to us.
If you can buy more Liberty Bonds, buy from us.
Wf buy and we sell Liberty Bonds at the market, . ,
YOU CANNOT DO BCT WORSE "
On Monday, February 24th, the crosinU N'eW York Market prices on United States Government Liberty
Loan Bonds, plus accrued interest, were as follows t ' . '
s lstss ' 4s - - Ist4s 2d4s Sd4s 4th 4s
99J0 S4.SS ... ' 4.6a. , . . . 6.1, . . , . M4 97.49 , 96.71
In purchasing Liberty Bonds we deduct from above prices 3 7 con a J550 bond and 2.50 on a 1000 bond.
Burglar and
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IN TRAIN VI
i, r;, J j ";-,-.v ;53 rf ..t t f; .--rvi , 4
4 i:.r
Fatal Plurjge l0fr45oot: Em
bank fteiults Also in Injury
To Thirty Persons.
Eockford, 111., Feb. 25. (I. N. S.) rTwo
were killed and 30 seriously wounded and
a score more slightly Injured .with cuts
and bruises, when four coaches ot the
Rockford-bound C. M. A SU T. train No:
301 from JanesvMe containing- about
135 passengers left the' rails and crashed
erer a-: 45-foot embankment ' one mile
southwest of" Latham Park; six1 miles
north of Rockford, rt ::45 .Monday
night. -That is the toll of one of the
most severe wrecks In "this section. i;
Harry B. Smith;' traveling- shoe sales
man' of Janes-rills, and C. E. Corcoran,
Beloit, division trainmaster of the C. M.
ft SU P. train, are dead.' The cause Is
not definitely known, but It Is thought
a defective rail Is the cause of the mis
hap ' " " w ' '" '- '''- -1
Feeling the coaches leaving the track.
Engineer L. Hamilton, Rockf ord. set the
air and the s train parted," and the
coaches plunged into the--? creek, ? The
engine, tender and baggage 1 ear - re
mained on the right Mof; way, however1,
crossing the 100 foot bridre. Camp Grant
ambulances." private : automobiles " and
taxicabs were rushed immediately: to the
acene to carry the injured to Rockford
hospitals. The most seriously injured
are: v ''
Mrs. Fred Brown, Sabula, la., ser
iously, possibly fatally injured. She was
crushed In the wreckage and -dug out of
the mud by rescuers : her ' thigh is
crushed and, she Is otherwise injured;
and was unconscious when taken from
the wreck." ' " '
H. J, Rett 327 Nofth Church street,
Rockford. leg broken and badly bruised.
' Fred ! Lawrences pearl-' buyer, . ' West
End. . Rockford, Berlously hurt in the
back ; may prove fatal. - ' "
Mr. and Mrs.-W. C Gridley, Rockford,
and two children. Mrs. - Gridley ; was
seriously injured, cut in the head and
badly bruised. Mr. Gridley cut in the
face.- One of the-children suffered
broken finger.
Soldiers' Land Bill
Gets Under Steam
Washington, Feb. 25. (WASHINGTON
BUREAU OF THK Jl7Uit.1Ali.j i no
house rules committee ' Monday made a
start with Secretary Lane's bill for lands
for returning soldiers, by ordering the
crtactni mis to force consideration. The
bill Is 1n a dubious position still, because
of being thrown on the house rioor,
when" dozens1 of measures are! eompet
na with each other in the final rush.
the bills not having been .considered by
ths senate.
- Foreign Bond Market
Furnished by Overbeck A Cooke Co.,
Trade building: , Bid.
A. V. 5s Oct. 1920 ...... 07
IT, K. 5HNov. 1919 100
V. K. SHs Nov. 1921 l8H
A F. Sec 0 Aug. 19L9 90
Kep. France- 6 1931 180
Paris 6s Oct. 1921 90
Marseilles 6 Nov. 1919. . .... 101
Russia Extn. 5H 1921...... 53
Russian Intl. tt 1926 142
Dom. 6s Aug. 1-019 99 H
Dem. 6s April 1921 98
h.rn. 6s April 1931 ......... 97 Vk
Pom. 6s April 1926 97
Argentine tts May 1920 ..... . 98
China 6a 1819....... OS ,
Dora. Canada 6s 1937 96 '
French 6 Via 1919.. 105
V. K. 5V4 1937. 100 Vi
Board at
Ask.
TH
100
98 14
99
170
100
102
i
146 "
994
98 S
97 va
97
94,
98 ,
9H
105 Vt
100
New Tork Metal Market .
New Tork. Feb." 2 S . ( I. N. S.) XmA. firm.
East St.- Louis, spot and February, $5.30 bid;
March. $5.80 0 5.55.
- Spelter easy. East St. Louis (pot, February
and March. $0.230 6.36; April. May, June.
$8.20.80.- . - i --
Copper .The 'leading dealers have reduced
their offering price ' to 1 5 o per pound. One
of the smaller deal-ra took contract at 15e per
pound this morning, while other are offering
tne metal at 10 14 c.
Iron Pittxburg Beaaemer unchanged at
$33.60 9 86.00..
3Tew Tork Rarer an Coffee
New Tork. Feb. 26. (TJ. P. Oof fee Spot
No. T Kio, istte; no. 4, Santos, Zlc
Sugar rCentriiugal. $7 J8; .. . '
01
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The Premier Municipal Bond House)
-i 5; EstIisltecl Over 25 Years :V' : ; ; r -?
Starlc St; Bet. Fifth and Sixth (Ground Floor)
TclepHon Broadway 2151
Fiiiditce, Tiniu
Industry
Ansoal Meetlar of Athens Land Co.
The annual meeting of - stockholders of
the Athens Land company.' an Oregon
corporation, will be held at the office of
the company, 91 Fourth street, mt 3 p, m.
March 1; for the purpose of electing a
board of directors and, transacting such
other business as may come before the
meeting,
Bids ' Asked oa I. a mo Globe .Sealed
bids -will be received at the office of the
purchasing sgent of the city of Portland,
room 203 City hall.' until 3 0. m. Febru
ary 27, for furnishing 60 light globes
tions are on file at the office of the pur
chasing agent. .
Atlas : Powder Company ' DlTldead
A dividend of 3 per cent on' the common
capital stock- of the 'Atlas Powder com
pany has been declared payable In cash
on Monday, March 10. 1919, to stockhold
ers Of record at the cloao of buiilneaat on
Friday,-' February 28, 1818. The - stock -transfer
books of the company will be
closed against the transfer of common
stock with the close of business on Fri
day, February 28,. 1919, -and will be re
opened at 8 o'clock a, m., Monday,
March 10, 1919. - v
Gold and Silver Exports aad Imports
The Imports of gold amounted to SH.
000.000 for the seven mouths ended with
January, against 379,000,000 last year.
Exports totaled $23,000,000 for the same
period, as compared with 171,000,000tn
1918. Imports of sliver amounted to
$41,000,000 for - the seven ' months, or
$179,000,000, as against $62,000,000 for the
corresponding seven months of the fiscal
year 1913. . . . f. .-. .-
. January Exports Set Itecord Janu
ary exports exceeded rn value the total
for any previous, month In the history
of American commerce,-according to a
statement Just Issued by the bureau of
foreign and domestic commerce, depart
ment of commerce.-The export figure an
nounced" for January Is $623,000,000, as
against a total of $568,000,000 for De
cember and $603,000,000 for January -of
last year, i Only twice before have ex
ports . reached - the $600,000,000 mark.
During the seven months of the fiscal
year 'ended - with January 'the exports
totaled $3,798.000,000. ; as- compared with
$3,450,000,000 for the corresponding perl
od of the previous year. - The. value of
imports in January was $213,000,000, as
compared with $211,000,000 In December
and $234,000,000 in January, 1918.' For
the seven months ended-with January,
Imports totaled $1,698,090,600. which is
a slight gain over the $1,634,000,000 for
the similar period of the previous year:
The excess of exports over imports In
January -was $410,000,600. an impressive
total when It is remembered that the
excess of exports -for- the entire fiscal
year 191. the last normal year, was
only $470,000,000.
American Branch - Bask Opened at
Vladivostok The National City bank of
New Tork opened a branch in Vladivos
tok on February 3 and is taking de
posit accounts for allied firms. Ac
cording, to Consul John K. Caldwell
there is a heavy- demand for American
exchange and ' a considerable ' demand
for American, credit, but the market la
one tided and extremely limited. There
have been many requests for financing
industries. The bank offices are crowd
ed daily, says the consul.
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Pennsylvania JoirLs (
Prohibition States
t Harrisburg, Pa, Feb. 25. (I. N. 8.)
Pennsylvania joined the list of prohlbN
tlon states today, when the senate, by a
vote of 29 to 16, passed the resolution
ratifying the proposed amendment to the
constitution. The house passed the reso
lution several weeks ago.
Comptroller Urged
For a Second Term
Washington, Feb. 25- (TJ.
senate banking and currency committee
today, voted to recommend John Skelton
Williams as comptroller of the currency
for another term. Four Republican sen
ators voted against confirmation.
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