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About Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1915)
NEWS NOTES FROM
Portland — There is some improve
ment In the potato market this week.
The shipping movement southward has
alerted, but no great hopes are held
out, as only a small part of the stock
Is of shipping quality. A few cars of
Hurbanks are going t> California and
for these buyers are paying 804490c at
East Side points, while ordinary stock
is bringing 754486c in Portland. The
San Francisco market is in better
sha|w, as the Salinaa are practically
all gone, and this will leave an open
ing for a limited quantity of Oregona.
The American Wonder seed movement
seems to be about over.
Tho local jobbing trade ia not brisk
and tho market is sufficiently supplied.
Front street prices are unchanged.
There io no shipping outlet for eggs
and with receipts enlarging the mar
ket ia slowly reaching a lower level.
Sales wore made at 284(29«, caae
Poultry receipts were liberal and the
market was weak, hens selling at 1304
14c. Dressed pork was very weak,
with 9c as the top. Veal was barely
No changea were reported in the
butter or cheeae markets.
White beans are steadily advancing
In price. There waa a good crop on
the Coast this season and the quality
waa fine, but the market is being
strengthened by the upward movement
of prices in the East, whore large ex-
l*orts to Europe have caused advances.
Wheat — Bid: Blueatem,
forty-fold, $1.42; club, $1.41; red
Gov. Withy combo Namea
$1.84; rod Fife, $1.87.
Neu> Regent a tor O. A. C. Russian,
MiIIfeed Spot prices: Bran, $28.60
State Capitol, Salem — Governor «1,29 ton; shorts, $30.604131; rolled
Wlthycombe haa appointed Mrs. Clara ! barley. $33.50«i34.60.
Corn—White, $36 ton; cracked, $37.
II Wsld... of Portland, M. S. Wood
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $16
stock, of Corvallis, and N. R. Moore, 4416.50; valley timothy, $134413.60;
of Corvallis, members of the board of grain hay, $10.5044111 alfalfa, $1344
regents of the Oregon Agricultural 13.50.
Vegetables — Cucumbers, hothouse,
college. Mrs. Waldo now is a member
and the others will succeed B. F. $1.75 44 2 Jozen; eggplant, 8 44 10c
Irvine, of Portland, and E. E. Wilson, pound; peppers, 12^4416c; artichokes,
of Corvallis, whoae terms will expire 85c«i90 dozen; tomatoes, $1.75 crate;
February 15. Mrs. Waldo has liecn a cabbage, 1|441 |c pound; beans, 12|c;
member of the board since 1906 and celery, $2.60 crate; cauliflower, $2.25;
has been prominent ss a
pioneer sprouts, 8c pound; head lettuce, $1.85
worker In educational, rural and civic 44 2 crate; pumpkins, ljc pound;
l)e; carrots, $1.26 sack;
improvements. Waldo Hall, at the squash,
beets. $1.26; parsnips, $1.26.
college. Is named for her.
Green Fruita — Apples, 75c4i,$1.50
Mr. Woodstock is president of the
First Nstionl bank of Corvallis, and box; caaabas, $1.66 crate; pears, $144
was one of the first to suggest that the 1.60 box; cranberries, $94411 barrel.
Eggs — Fresh Oregon ranch, case
college be located at Corvallis. Mr.
Moore is editor of the Corvallis Ga count, 29«i30c dozen; candled, 304$
He has always been 31c; storage, 264l29c.
keenly Interested in educational work,
Potatoes — Oregon, $1 sack; Idaho,
especially in industrial education.
$1441.10; Yakima, 8Oe44$1.10; sweet
Members of the board who continue potatoes, 2jc pound.
in office are J. K. Weatherford, of Al
Onions—Oregon, buying price, $1.25
bany; J. T. Apperson, of Oregon City; f. o. b. shipping points.
C. L. Hawley, of McCoy; >!. Von der
Poultry — Hens, large, 13 44 14c;
Hellen, of Wellen; Walter L. Pierce, mixed, 13e; broilers, 184420c; tur
of Pendk'on, and George M. Cornwall, keys. dressed. 21e; live, 18c; ducks,
I2p'i l6e; geese. 11® 12c.
Butter - - Creamery, prints, extras,
29jc pound in case lots; $c more in
Salt Contract May Not Re
than caae lota; cubes, 26c.
Approved Ry Legislature less Veal
—Fancy, 12Jc pound.
Pork—Block, 9c pound.
State Capitol, 8alem - It is apparent
Honey—Choice, $8.25 case.
that there will be considerable opposi
Nuts—Walnuts, 154424c pound.
tion in the senate to approving the
Beane -Small white, $5.75; large
lease made by the state land board white. $5.60; Lima. $6.25;
with Jason C. Moore, of New York, $4.60; Mexican, $6.25; bayou, $6.36.
for the development of the salts de
Hope — 1914 crop, 10 44 12|c; 1918
posits of Summer and Albert lakes in crop, nominal.
The lakes are said to
Hides — Salted hides, 14c; salted
contain depoaits worth milliona of dol bulls, 10c; salted calf, 18c; salted
lars, and the syndicate Mr. Moore rep kip, 14c; green hides. 12jc; green
resents plans erecting a plant at the bulls, 8$e; green calf, 18c; green kip,
junction of the Deschutes and Colum ■ 14c; dry hides, 25c; dry calf. 27c.
bia rivers to which point the depoaits
Wool Valley, lfr.ilxc pound; East
corn Oregon. 154420c, nominal; mo
would be piped.
Under the lease approved by the hair, choice, 1914 clip, 27|c.
board and the contract made with Mr.
Cascara bark—Old and new, 4fii 4Jc
Moore he is to |>ay the state, begin ' pound.
ning next year, royalties of not less
Cattle — Prime steers, $7.50447.75;
than $25,000 annually, and more on a 1 choice, $7.25447.50; medium, $6.7644
royalty basis according to the product. 7; choice cows, $64t6.75;
The lease is for 40 years. Mr. Moore $5 75446; heifers. $5 44 6.50; bulls,
at one time bid almost $2,000,000 for $3.50446; stags, $4.60446.
the property and other jtersons bid
Hogs — Light, $6.75446.90; heavy,
more than that, but the bid of the $6 804(6.80.
latter was not accompanied by a certi
Sheep—Wethers, $6446.50; ewes,
fied check, as stipulated by the board, $54(5.60; lambs, $6,254(7.50.
and all bids were rejected.
It was then decided to lease the
Tacoma -I-ocal commission men re-
property on the royalty basis and bids l>ort a splendid movement of apples
Mr. Moore's bid was and a firmness in prices. Prospects for
the only one accompanied by a check a healthy business for the remainder
for $10,000, as stipulated in the ad i of the season are bright. During the
vertisement, and he was awarded tho early part of the war, shipments of
contract, subject to approval by the this fruit could not be made to foreign
countries and to move the commodity
"The pro|>oaal of Mr. Moore may be it was necessary to set prices down
the beat that the state can obtain,” nearly twice as low as they were last
said President Thompson, of the sen year.
ate, "but it ia a matter that should be
Potatoes are getting firm.
given careful consideration by the leg season the spuds opened at high prices
and went down toward the latter part.
This year the tables are just reversed,
Anti-Lobby Hill in Favor.
the tubers opening at low prices and
State Capitol, Salem — The house going up as the season advances.
committee on judiciary is preparing Merchants say, however, that quota
tions will not rise much.
to report favorably on one of the bills
Milling wheat in Tacoma made other
now before it providing for the elim
advances, reaching the highest point
ination of lobbyists from the Capitol
yet known locally. Bluestem is offered
Representative Schuebcl, of | at $1.42; forty-fold, $1.41;
Clackamas, and Representative Hus
$1.40; red Fife, $1.36; red Russian,
ton, of Multnomah, have introduced
anti-lobbying bills. The Schuobel bill
Fresh meats — Steers, 12jc pound;
would require lobbyiBta to regiatet if
cows, 12c; heifers, 12c«i l‘2|c; weth
they come to Salem, even if they don't
ers, 12Je; dressed hogs, 12c; trimmed
enter the State House.
sides, 16|c; combinations, 15|c; lambs,
measure would require them to register
134414c; Diamond T. C., 14c; year
if they enter the Capitol.
lings, 18c; ewes, lie.
Poultry Ducks, live, 104412c; hens,
Sack Standard la Sought.
dressed, 16 44 18c; live,
10 44 14c;
State Capitol, Salem — Standardiz springe, dressed, 22c; live, 14«(16c;
ing of the weight of sacks of shorts and squabs, live, $2.50 dozen; dressed, $6;
bran ia the object of two bills intro turkeys, live, 18c; dressed, 284430c;
duced by Senator Dimick, of Clacka geese, 20c.
The weight fixed for
Butter Washington creamery, 2844
shorts is 80 pounds to the sack and 29c pound; Oregon, 264427c.
bran 50 pounds to the sack.
Dimick said farmers had complained
Seattle—Wheat — Blueatem, $1.43;
to him that they were receiving short Turkey red, $1.38; forty-fold, $1.42;
weight and several placed their loss at club, $1.41; fife, $1.37; red Russian,
$1.85; barley, $30 ton.
three sacks to the ton.
Stale Capital, Halem Portland wo
men want the right to serve on jurlea,
yet they don't want to be compelled to
servo on juries. If the legislature can
find a happy medium somewhere be
tween three extremes the women of
the state will be duly grateful, said a
delegate of their number to the house
Apparently a majority of the com
mittee Is not inclined to report favor
ably U|a>n the |wndlng bill, introduced
last week by (representative Huston,
giving women the privilago of jury
duty. This particular measure is op
posed by some of the up-state mem
bers. Their objection is based on the
provision that it will give women the
right to claim exemption by reason of
It is pointed out that in the rural
districts, where the sheriffs frequently
are required to travel many miles to
summon prua|a>ctive jurors, the officers
may encounter a notice of exemption
for their pains, *$■
But the delegation of women led by
Mrs. O. L. Iluland, representing a
number of women's clubs, and Mrs. J.
M. Ketnp. representing the W. C. T.
U.. pointed out that the same kind of
a law is working successfully in the
state of Washington, where conditions
are no more, unfavorable than in thia
FIJIAN TROOPS TO ENTER THE WAR
CORSETS OF STEEL
Cheerfully Worn by Women of
the Middle Ages.
As Is ths Case Sometimes Today,
Their Thought Was "Anything for
the Fashionable Figure”—In
struments of Torture.
FIJI, as a dependency of the British empire. Is to take an active part In the »ar. the colonial office having sanc
tioned the sendin« of a contingent of native troops to the front. The photogrspb shows a squad of these tall, well-
built soldiers being drilled by a British officer.
GERMAN SHARPSHOOTERS IN WELL PROTECTED LAIRS
German sharpshooters behind such »plinterproof slop ng sheds as this are almost impossible to dislodge.
jehfnd straw breastworks they fire through a narrow slit that runs the entire length of the shelter.
Greek and Roman women knew a
device for compressing their waists
which was. In some ways, an equiva
lent of the modern corset Old Homer
tells of Juno “wearing a girdle with a
hundred fringes," and those who
would doubt that these girdles were
pulled as tightly as stays may read
in Terence, the great Roman writer
of comedies, a description of a belle
as "not being a young girl like one
of our own. whose mother compels
her to tighten her body so that she
may have a small waist."
The rest of Europe, receiving this
style from the Romans, proceeded as
Jhe centuries went by to turn It Into
a veritable instrument of torture
There were corsets of stiff, unyielding
leather, cramping the torso Into rigid
Ity. And, worse still, fashion finally
dictated a corset of metal. Some ex
amples are to be seen in the Muse«
Csrnsvalet in Parle. One is made ot
iron cross-bars securely riveted to
gether. Others were forged out of
two sheets of metal with holes
punched to make them lighter.
In the fifteenth century 8paln be
came mistress of the world and set
its fashions. Then cams into vogue
the Spanish bssqulne. a long, tight cor
set made of strrmg linen and fastened
to a busk of wood or meed. The
menace to health supplied by these
monstrosities esused Henry HI of
France iasuing an edict prohibiting
their use. Montague, frank old pagan
KARLSRUHE STILL ELUDES THE BRITISH
Corset Cover of 8teel Worn In Time
of Catherine de Medici.
that he waa, could not forbear a word
of admiration at the way in which
the women voluntarily endured in or
der to be In fashion. “In order to
make their bodies Spanish,” he wrote,
"what hells will women not suffer!”
Two centuries ego a writer of the
times upon dress, told of seeing at
the Italian opera a singer "whose
waist wan painful to look at, for the
lower part of her figure appeared
like the monstrous appendage of a
w-asp. united to her body by a slender
ligament.” Even in the nineteenth
century there was a Parisian actress
In the music halls of London with a
waist so tiny that spectators are said
to have been in constant expectation
that she would snap in two.
German cruiser Karlsruhe, which the British warships so far have been unable to catch.
tn the South Atlantic.
It is believed to be
Admiral Sir Charles Edward Mad
den. C. V. O., who commands the
Third cruiser squadron of the British
uavy. He was born In 1868.
He climbed on the rear platform of
an early morning street car and an
nounced to the crowd:
“Gimme room, gents. I've got the
foot and-mouth disease."
The crowd gave him room and be
gan to else him up.
“Surest thing you know," he went
on, as he rolled a cigarette. "Corn*
Myron T. Herrick, who as ambassador to France did wonders In caring
and the toothache."
for the distressed of various nations in Paris, and Mrs. Herrick, photographed
"Fares I" yelled the conductor, and on their arrival tn New York. They were given an ovation there and also In
the crowd resumed Its smoking.
Cleveland, Ohio, their home city.
At Ninety Walks Ten Miles a Day.
Fourteen years ago two doctors of
Binghamton, N. Y., told William W.
Hemingway that he hadn’t more than
a year to live. Since ‘hat time he has
attended the funerals of both, and now
has passed his ninetieth birthday.
“I Just made up my mind to fool
'em," he Bays. “I started walking. The
first few months I walked nearly two
miles a day. Now, unless the weather
is bad, I seldom go less than ten miles,
and have often walked as much as
Doctors sometimes stop Mr. Hem
ingway on the street and urge him
not to overdo his exercise.
"1 don’t know when to stop," he
confesses. “I get up In the summer
usually at four o'clock. Cold weather
keeps me in bed half an hour longer."
‘1 don't like to see warring armies
call too persistently on Providence.
It savors of arrogance and self right
eousness. Providence may take re
The speaker was Bishop Lincoln L.
Miles of Duluth. He went on:
"There was once a young couple
that expected a visit from the stork.
The husband was anxious that the
stork bring a girl; the wife was anx
ious for a boy. Being very religious,
both besought Providence morning,
noon and night to grant his or her
"And Providence heard. Providence
granted both prayers.“ *
"Bliggtns Is a clever story teller.”
“Why. he h”S been telling the same
story for years!"
"Yes. But he keeps you listening
Every now and then he manages
to think up another, beginning and
make you believe it's going to be a