Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923, November 26, 1914, Image 3

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    American» Haul Down
Tax Ratios Increased
Hay; Soldier» Leave
Far Above Last Year
liecaii«« of comparatively
quiet real estate market the greater
part of the year, the State tax com-
mission ha« fixed ratio« somewhat
higher than last year for virtually all
counties. The higher ratio«, however,
do not n»ce««arily mean higher taxe«,
but mean that the valuation« for tax­
able pur|M»e« are nearer the actual
value* than last year, when property
value« were higher.
The ratios are for the uac of the
county assessors In determining the
tax«« of public Nervier corpurs'ton«
and f«.' its purpose of arriving at each
county'« pro|>ortion of tax«« for use of
the .tute. Under the law the commis­
sion find* the actual value of public
corporation property and fixe« a valua­
tion for taxable purjio«e« in the same
ratio of actual value a« the county
aaaessors fix for the assessment of
other property for taxation.
property of public aervice corpora­
tions 1« the only property actually
valued by the commlaaion anil the
ratio« are fixed for the benefit of the
county auoMura in levying the taxe«.
In Multnomah county, where there
1« a large part of public «ervice corpor-
tion property, the ratio is increased
from 60 to 63 pur cent, but In 1912 it
wait 65 per cent. The biggest Increaac
waa made in Tillamook county, where
it waa advanced from 60 to HH per
<ent. An increaae of from 62 to 63
waa made in Grant, from HO to 86 In
Curry and from 66 to 74 in Klamath.
The ratioa are used aa a basis for
equalisation tietween the count!«« In
apportioning the alate taxe«, the ap­
portionment and levy of «tate taxe« to
tie made In December, and the collec­
tion* to atart early in the spring.
The State tax commiaaion, which ia
composed of Governor Weat, Secretary
of Stale Olcott, State Treasurer Kay
and Tax commissioners Galloway and
Eaton, haa been gathernig Informa­
tion and conducting hearing« for more
than a month in arriving at the ratioa.
Virtually all public aervice corpora­
tion« had representatives lie fore the
commiaaion asking for reduction« of
tentative ratio« fixed by the commia­
A comparison of ratio« for this and
last year ia as follows:
iwu IMS
Baker ____
.76 72 lain«.............
«6 to 1 Lincoln
('larka/naa .. ,6 m
W» Linn
< ìttlSM.t.
to 67 1 Malheur
. .7M 76 1 Mari<»u ........
to to Morrow
61 to Multnomah .
< *mok .... a
.. .M M) 1 Polk
to 76 S harman
l>t>u ola«*
o W 74 Tillamook
ta 62 I Umatilla
u Cl Union.
H< mm J Rlvar
71 Wallowa
J ark non ....
74 74 Waaco.
J «<nsv|ihinr
74 TO Wan hi nur ton
K laniath
74 .to Wh«wi«*r
Lake .......... .. .71k 74 1 Yamhill
1614 mi
to to
to to
to to
to M
to to
ta 62
to to
W> .77
70 to
76 .70
76 71
70 60
62 .60
New Willamette Valley
Southern Soon to Operate
Oregon City
Willamette Valley the track is thoroughly ballasted with
Southern track« will be laid Into Mount river gravel four miles past Molalla.
Angel, Marion county, by Thanksgiv­ Six passenger cars and other equip­
ment are now in Portland waiting un­
ing, trains will be running on regular til the road ia completed.
schedule« by December 15 and direct
Dejaits and electrical substations at
connection over a new electric railroad Beaver Creek and Monitor are well un­
Crew* now are working
will lie established shortly afterwards der way.
between Portland, Oregon City and the along the right of way on the larger
cuts where there is danger of slides in
terminus of the new line.
It is understood generally that traffic the rainy season and piles will be driv­
agreement« will allow diiect connec­ en in several places to make tho safety
tion between Mount Angel and Port­ of the track sure.
Over the new line Mount Angel, the
land. An early morning express aerv-
ice will leave Mount Angel and gather terminus, i« 30 miles from Oregon
milk, cream and farm produce which i City, or 43 miles from Portland.
will be delivered into Portland every lalla is 19 miles from Oregon City and
morning and a daily freight «ervice 32 mmilea from Portland.
The railroad officials are making
will tie ma in tain«!. Freight in small
quantities now is coming in on the tentative plans for the train service.
road, but all of the company'« equip­ The passenger service will be equal to
ment is busy hauling gravel from thi« any electric road in the state.
city to the end of the line for ballast. best equipped coaches have been ob­
Two and three trains of eight or 10 tained and the company'is planning to
cars each carry ballast on the line each cut the time from Portland and Oregon
i City to Molalla and Mount Angel under
Raila are now laid on the line and present «team road schedule«.
Kaleva lirotheru and
Sister» Hold Convention
Aatoria — The National convention
of the United Kaleva Brothers and
Slater«, formerly the Finnish Brother­
hood, closed ita session here thia week.
The convention decided to meet once
in four years, changed the name of the
organization, voted to admit women
to membership and doubled the salar­
ies of the national secretary and treas­
The next convention will be held at
Fort Bragg, Cal. The question of es­
tablishing an insurance branch of the
order waa postponed until the next
convention in order to allow the subor­
dinate lodge« further time to consider
the innovation.
Officer« to serve during the ensuing
four years were elected as follow«:
President, Gust L. Laine; first vice
president, Andrew Johnson; second
vice preaident, Mra. Aino Martin; sec­
retary, Sven Ixmberg; treasurer, Wai-
deman Walkkinen; trustees, Walter
Mork, Henry Niemi, John Peraonen,
Samuel Burg and Arvid Moiaeio; aud­
itore, Samuel Aaikinen, John Wiina-
miki and H. F. Toikka.
Seatide Creamery I*ay».
Seaside — Seaside's co-o[>erative
creamery has made a satisfactory
showing in the first 18 month« that it
has operated.
The capital stock is
(5000 and in the year and a half since
it started, the stockholders have re­
ceived approximately 12700 in divi­
dends, in the form of increased prices
for butter fat, that being the manner
in which the profit« aro distributed.
At the last meeting of the board of
directors Manager C. W. Brague re­
signed and F. H. Laighton waa ap­
pointed to fill the position of secretary
and treasurer.
Rig Lumber Cargo Sent South.
St. Helens The St. Helens Mill
company this week sent the Celilo,
with a million feet of lumber, for San
Pedro and the Multnomath for San
Diego. The Multmonah left the dock
30 minutes after the Celilo had cleared.
These two vessels had a race on their
last trip down the coast. Each vessel
with a full quota of passengers. The
Willamette took a full load of lumber
and passengers for San Pedro. The
Yosemite, with 40 passengers and 600,-
000 feet of lumber, departed for San
Raker Grower» Refuse to Sell.
Baker — Prices on grain slumped
still further in the Baker market.
Offerings for wheat were $i for blue­
stem and forty-fold and 98 cents for
club, two cents below the top offerings
of last week.
Barley dropped from
$20 a ton to $19 a ton, oats fell off 2}
cents a hundred-weight, the offers be­
ing only $1.12}. Farmers refused to
sell at the reduced prices, which were
based on the reduction« in Portland.
Florence Mayor Ousted.
Florence — At a special election
Thursday, George W. Evans waa re­
called from the office of mayor and C.
W. Morey was elected by a vote of
104 to 78. Grounds for the recall were
that the mayor directed destruction of
a building which was being moved
without permission from the council,
and when judgment was obtained by
the owners of the building, voted for
the payment of the judgment and coat«
from city funds. The mayor’s defense
was that the improvement made by the
destruction of the building was in ex­
cess of the amount of the judgment,
and the fact that the city council in
regular session authorized the pay­
ment of the judgment, the suit having
been brought against George W.
Evans aa mayor and against another
city official.
Railroad Sue» County.
St. Helens - The Spokane, Portland
A Seattle Railway company has
brought suit in the United States court
■gainst the Consolidated Contract com­
pany and Columbia county for $21,-
303.30 damages aa a result of con­
struction on the Columbia highway in
Columbia county. The railway com­
pany alleges poorly constructed em­
bankments and bulkheads in road work
near Clatskanie, where the new high­
way runs close to the railroad tracks,
thus endangering |>ersons traveling on
the railroad. Trespassing, piling de­
bris and throwing atones from blasting
are alleged also.
An injunction re­
straining further defective construc­
tion is asked for.
Mail Changes Planned.
Marshfield—Coos Bay business men
are trying to plan a scheme of changed
mail service which will assure receipt
of Lie daily mail at the cities of
Marshfield and North Bend earlier
than is now the rule. A plan is being
worked out by Sujierintendent W. F.
Miller, of the Coos Bay, Roseburg &
Eastern railway, that will bring the
mail from Myrtle Point so that it will
arrive in Marshfield nt 10:15 o’clock
in the morning, and the schedule for
this train service has been submitted
to tho Portland offices and if approved
will go into effect in about a week.
There ia another plan to carry the mail
up and down the beach in autos, boats
and stages, between Coos Bay and
Coquille Cannery Active.
Marshfield—The Coquille Rivet Co­
operative Canning company haa had a
successful season. John Nielson, sec­
retary of the institution, states the
cannery packed 9000 cases of salmon,
which is 3000 cases short of the best
output. A considerable proportion of
the 1914 pack consisted of chtnook,
which came into the river for the first
time this year. The run of chinook
was due to the work of the salmon
hatchery on the north fork of the Co­
quille, which several years ago started
hatching chinook.
Washington, D. C.— Brigadier Gen- I
eral.Funston’s infantry and marines,
Portland — Choice hops continue
numbering 6000, under order« from
steady in price, as is shown by the sale
President Wilson, hauled down the
of 240 bales by McKinley Mitchell to
Stars and Stripes, Monday, which have
T. A. Livesley A Co. at 11 cents.
been flying over Vera Cruz since Rear
Further business was reported in the
Admiral Fletcher seized that port last Yakima section, Conrad Bros, selling
April a« an 'act of reprisal in retalia­ 140 bales and William Morrison 130
tion for affronts to the American flag bale«.
A California wire noted the sale of
at Tampico, after General Huerta had
the Bandy lot of 100 bales of Yolo« to
refused to comply with a demand by Donovan at 8} cents and the Palms
Rear Admiral Mayo for a salute of 21 crop of 300 bales of Consomnes to Uhl-
It is the determination of the : rnsn at the same price.
United States government to withdraw
Dealers «ultimate about 40,000 bales
its forces and thereby remove a possi­ left unsold in this state and an equal
ble cause of international friction, as quantity in California.
well aa a potential factor that might has about 17,000 bales, of which 9000
become a domestic issue aa between bales are in the Yakima valley.
the two factions in Mexico.
Mall advices from Europe state that
Pains have been taken that in the but very little of the Belgian hop crop
withdrawal no faction shall be recog­ waa harvested.
In France the crop of the 1-othvngen
Ail elements in Mexico united in district was lost, and in Galicia, Aus­
asking the American forces to evacu­ tria, only a small portion of the crop
ate and pledget! guarantees asked by was saved. Germany produced a good
average crop. German and Austrian
Genera) Funston had in«tructions brewers have bought heavily at cheap
simply to pack up and withdraw his prices.
rnen, bringing away any Mexicans who
Hogs and lamb« are the strong feat­
fear to remain, as well as all customs ure« at the stockyard«. The former
money collected during the American are 5c to 10c higher and the latter ad­
occupation, with copie« of the port and vanced 15c. Cattle trade is light and
municipal record«.
sales are made within the former
The $1,000,000 or more collected range of quotations.
will be held until a government is
All the best hogs on the market sold
formally recognised.
at $7.50. Most of the trading during
The American marines will be taken the session was in this division.
to the League Island navy yard, Phil­
Three bunches of lambs were dis­
adelphia, and the troops to their camp posed of at $6.50. The best previous
at Texas City.
price was $6.35.
Poultry receipts were small and the
market waa firmer than for several
Turkish Troops at Suez
past. Hens and springs sold at
Canal; Hritish Loss Heavy days
12 cents. Other kinds were unchanged.
London — Reuter’s Constantinople Country dressed meats were also firm
correspondent in a dispatch «ent by at last prices.
Wheat—Bid: Bluestem, $1.15} per
way of Berlin gives the following offi­
bushel; forty-fold, $1.14}; club, $1.12;
cial Turkish statement:
"The Turkish troops have reached red Russian $1.06}; red Fife, $1.08},
Millfeed—Spot prices : Bran, $240»
the Suez Canal. In fighting near El
Kantara the British Buffered heavy 24.50 per ton; shorts, $25.50@26;
rolled barley, $27.500x28.50.
losses and took flight."
Corn—Whole, $36 per ton; cracked,
El Kantara is a port on the right
bank of the canal about 25 miles south $37.
of Port Said.
Hay—Eastern Oregon timothy, $15
The Amsterdam correspondent of 0415.50 per ton; grain hay, $10@ll;
Reuter's Telegram company says:
"A heavy battle lasting nine hours alfalfa, $13.5001.14; valley timothy,
occurred on November 18 along the $130414.
Vegetables—Cucumbers, 500475c per
Shat el Arab river (this river empties
into the Persian gulf and forms part of dozen; eggplant, 7c per pound; pep­
the boundary between the Persian and pers, 6@7}c; artichokes, 90c per doz­
Turkish dominions) between British en; tomatoes, 60c@$l per crate; cab­
and Turkish loops. The British losses bage, (Otic per pound; peas, 10c;
were heavy.
Captured British sol­ beans. 60i7c; celery, 500i75c per doz­
diers deciare that the wounded include en; cauliflower, 40@75c; sprouts, 8c
per pound; head lettuce, $1.85042 per
the British commander.
"One shot from the Turkish gunboat crate; pumpkins, lc pound; squash, le.
Potatoes— Oregon, 750485c per sack;
Marmaria hit a British gunboat and
caused an explosion.
Details are net Idaho, 85c; Yakima, 90c@1.10; sweet
potatoes, 2c per pound.
yet available."
Green Fruita — Apples, 65c0i$1.50
Berlin—The British authorities, af­ per box; casabas, l}c per pound;
ter suppress!ng’a riot at Port Said, at pears, $1041.25 per box; grapes, 75c
the entrance of the Suez Canal, flogged @$1.75 per crate; cranberries, $8@9
per barrel.
the rebels.
Onions—Yellow, 90c per sack.
Eggs— Fresh Oregon ranch, case
Cruiser» Are Free to Act.
count, 37}0£40c; candled, 400t42}c;
Washington, D. C.—Secretary Dan­ storage, 2701.30c; fresh Eastern, 35@
iels cabled to Captain Decker, of the 87}c.
Cruiser Tennessee, and Captain Oman,
Poultry—Hens, 12c; springs, 12c;
of the cruiser North Carolina, in the turkeys, young,
160418c; dressed,
Eastern Mediterranean, giving them choice, 20@21c;
discretionary authority to deal with geese, 10@12c.
emergencies that might arise in pro­
Butter — Creamery prints, extras,
tecting American citizens and inte­ 34}c per pound in case lots; }c more
rests in Turkey.
Mr. Daniels’ order in less than case lots; cubes, 300431c.
indicates that notwithstanding any ex­
Veal—Fancy, ll}@12c per pound.
planation of the Turkish government,
Pork—Block, 9@9}c per pound.
the United States has no intention of
Hope—1914 corp, 8@llc; 1913 crop,
withdrawing its vessels and will keep nominal.
them within easy reach of Americans
Wool — Valley, 17@18c; Eastern
in Turkish coast towns.
Oregon, 15@20c; mohair, 1914 clip,
27}c per pound.
Sacrifices Tire Relgians.
Cattle — Prime steers, $7 @7.50;
Berlin—The official press bureau has choice, $6.50046.75; medium, $6.25©
given out the following:
"Belgian 6.50; choice cows, $5.75@6.25; me­
fugitive officers interned in Holland dium, $5.25045.75; heifers, $5.5004
declare that they got sick of sacrific­ 6.25; calves, $6@8; bulls, $3044.75;
ing poor Belgian soldiers to British stags, $4.50046.
selfishness, so they persuaded the sol­
Hogs — Light, $6.75@7.50; heavy,
diers to desert, telling them that the $5.7501.6.50.
Belgian king did not agree with the
Sheep — Wethers, $4@5.60; ewes,
cruel sacrifice and that the king was a $3.50044.55; lambs, $5046.50.
slave of the English and French. Ow­
ing to dissentions in the British cabi­
Seattle—The scarcest staple on the
net and to differences between jKing street, and the one in greatest de­
Albert and General Pau, Belgium, offi­ mand, is the extra fancy Yakima Gem,
cers say, is tied hand and foot by the for which $20 and even more will be
French and English.
paid. There are many potatoes of the
second grade, and of commissaries,
Rockefeller Ship in Port.
which sell at $25, but the bulk moves
London — The Rockefeller Founda­ on the quality basis at $17.50 ton lots
tion food ship which left New York and $18 for less than ton lots. The
shortage has been so continuous that
November 3, with provisions for the
jobbers are convinced farmers have
starving Belgians, arrived at Rotter­ pitted their offerings and are holding
dam late Monday. Her cargo was on
for higher prices. Should the market
the way to Belgium in canal boats next show as little of this stock for the
day. The American Relief commission’s
next week or ten days, growers will
report shows that it has delivered in
get what they are looking for. Only a
Rotterdam to date 25.200 bibs of food­
few White rivers are being offered,
stuffs, most of which has been actually
and the street has long since become
distributed in Belgium.
Ships now
reconciled to the fact that holders are
loading or under charter with cargoes
awaiting them will provide a further
Apples—New, cooking, 50@60c box;
68,000 tons, and 70,000 more is assured.
Jonathans, 75c@$l; Winter Bananas,
$1.25 @ 1.50; Kings, 75c @ $1; Deli­
Russia Hants Steamship.
cious, $1.25@1.50; Spitzenbergs, 75c
Seattle, Wash. —’The Russian gov­ @$L25.
ernment is reported to be negotiating
Dressed beef—Prime beef steers, 12
for purchase of the Great Northern @ 12}c per pound; cows, 11} @ 12c;
liner Minnesota, now laid up here, the heifers, 12}.
largest vessel on the Pacific Ocean.
Dressed veal—15c per pound.
The first business of the Minnesota, if
Dressed hogs — Whole,
purchased by Russia, would be to carry house, 8}@10c per pound.
reservists and supplies from the Pa­
Dressed spring lamb — 12@13c per
cific Coast to Vladivostok. An ex­ pound.
porter has sought to charter the Min­
Dressed mutton—10@10}c pound.
nesota to carry a grain cargo to Eng­
Vegetables—Artichokes, 85c pound;
land. Extensive repairs to the Min­ beans, new, 2l@23c per pound; bell
nesota’s boilers must be made before peppers, 9-lb boxes, 650475c; beets,
she can undertake any voyage.
new, $1@1.25 sack; cabbage, local,
75c@l per 100 pounds; celery, 40@60c
Pope Makes First Talk.
per dozen; carrots, local, 75c@$1.25;
Rome — For the first time since his cauliflower, local, 75c@$1.25 dozen;
election Pope Benedict Tuesday de­ potatoes, White rivers, $14 @ 16 per
livered an address in St. Peter’s. ton; Yakimas, $18@20; sweets. $2
Fifty thousand people heard his holi­ per cwt.; tomatoes, hothouse, 50@75c;
ness speak on "Faith." Afterwards turnips, new, white, $1.25 sack; do.
Yakima, yellow, $1.25@1.50 sack.
the te '’eum was intoned.
Gown Will Do Double Service
E do not look to Paris to produce
the best examples of tailored
gowns. As in the making of shoes
all the world concedes the American
product to be the best, so in the pro­
duction of the tailored costume Ameri­
cans have set the standard for Europe,
or for those Europeans who can grasp
our conception of clothes made for
utility and hard service but not devoid
of beauty.
A design by Paquin is pictured here
developed in smooth-faced cloth. Par­
allel rows of machine stitching, show­
ing a perfection of workmanship in
the most approved tailor-made style,
appear wherever there is a logical
position for them. Around the bot­
tom of the tonic, down the front
edges of the coat and about the bot­
tom, at the edges of the belt and
where the sleeves are set into the
body, these rows of exquisitely regu­
lar sewing challenge the eye to find a
fault. Small points, made of folds of
the cloth, as exactly uniform as the
machine stitching, are set in under
the belt. These decorations are tests
of good tailoring.
Turned-back cuffs and a flaring turn­
over collar which is extended into »
facing of the coat are made of a fig­
ured corduroy velvet, and buttons or
the coat and skirt are covered with
this material. These elaboration!
hardly belong to the strictly tailor
made according to our ideas of iti
highest type. They suggest the visit
ing gown and make this an excellen'
model to follow where one desires a
gown which will do service for both
kinds of wear.
The skirt is longer than is the rule
In street dresses. The tunic is set or
to a fitted yoke and shows scant full
ness. The front of the coat is very
like that of the last Poiret blouse and
will be seen in the finest of blouses
for the coming season. It is no re
flection upon the ability of the wonder
fui Paquin that she appropriates an
idea occasionally—and makes ths
most of it.
HE school bag is a great conven­ bag should be bound in this way.
A long, flat, oblong piece of cloth
ience to school children and a
conserver of books, papers, pencils stitched to one side of the front of
and handkerchiefs as well. It is bet­ the bag makes a pocket for pencils,
ter to carry the burden of books in etc. At the other side a small pocket
a bag than in the arms. A bag leaves is placed, which will carry a drinking
the arms free and does not interfere cup. A flap should be provided for
with the stride nor the proper car­ this pocket. The flap on the bag and
riage of the body in walking.
those on the jiockets are fastened
Bags are usually made of canvas, or down with snap fasteners.
of canvas covered with cloth. Hard
The bag of plush, shown in the pic­
twisted waterproof worsteds, craven- ture, is made of a single piece lined
ettes or rubberized clothes will pro­ with Skinner's satin. A small pocket
tect the canvas stiffening which holds is inserted at the front for the purse
the bag In shape. Remnants of suit­ and handkerchief. The edges are dec­
ings or of cloths used for coats, in orated with a narrow plaiting of satin
plain colors or dark plaids are select­ or satin ribbon. Three snap fasteners
ed to make the most substantial kinds. across the top hold the front and back
Fancier bags of plush, like that shown together. Silk cord and tassels pro­
In the picture, and bags of leather are vide the handle.
This bag may be
intended for older pupils.
used for a shopping bag, but made to
School bags are usually oblong In match a small neckpiece and muff,
shape and measure about twelve inches will delight the older school girls or
in length and ten in width. They are the young woman in college, and add
cut in the form of an envelope, so that much to her comfort.
Before undertaking to make a school
extra width must be allowed on one
side to fold over and form the flap. bag it is a good Idea to examine those
The sides are joined by a straight strip shown in the shops. Only fairly sub­
of cloth from two and a half to three stantial ones are to be had from a dol­
Inches wide, which is stitched between lar and a halt up. The home-made
them. Tho same are turned to the varieties are cheaper and will stand
outside and finished with bindings of more wear than the cheap ready-made
heavy woolen braid or strip of bag«.
thin leather. All the edges of the
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