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TIIE MORNING OREGOMAX, THURSDAY,
31 AY 22, 1910.
GENERAL MAY TELLS
OF GUARD CONVENTION
Oregon Ahead of Most States
PERMANENCY IS ASSURED
Meeting Attended by Adjutant-Generals
From 34 States or by
Tleorsanization of the national guard
in every state in the union, with a
record of splendid war-time efficiency
and a nucleus of returned active serv
ice men to build upon, is now actively
in progress, reports Brigadier-General
John L. May, adjutant-general of Ore
gon, who returned yesterday afternoon
from St. Louis, where he attended the
recent national guard convention of the
United States, and later the first na
tional assembly of the American legion.
"Oregon is perhaps further ahead
than most of her sister states in the
reorganization of the national guard."
.-aid General May, "but everywhere the
sentiment is for the retention of this
fine branch of the service, which
proved Its value so conclusively in the
recent war. All states are now en
gaged in reorganization work, and the
future of the national guard is large
with certainty and promise.
Important Resolutions Adopted.
"Several important resolutions were
adopted at the St. Louis convention,
which was attended by adjutant-generals
from 34 states, or by special dele
gations. Each of these resolutions is
aimed at the effective permanency ot
the national eruard.
"One resolution declares that. In
consideration of the valuable service
rendered by the national guard during
the war, the organization should be
made the basis for universal military
training, if such is decided upon. The
national guard system of training would
not only be comparatively inexpensive
and possessed of intensive mobility,
but it would serve to keep the men at
home and in industrial life, instead of
scattering them widely in training
"The convention also asked, in an
other resolution, that the national de
fense act be bo amended that the na
tional guard will be recognized as a
corps, reporting directly to the secre
tary of war, and not through the
militia bureau or the general staff. If
favorably acted upon, this would
divorce the guard entirely from the
regular army and make it the sponsor
of its own affairs, answerable only to
the secretary of war. 1 believe the
proposal to be an excellent one.
"Contingent upon universal military
training; a third resolution asks that
the regular guard term of enlistment
be reduced to three years, instead or
three years with the colors and four
years in the reserve. It also asks that
all men who saw service in the recent
war be allowed to cnliBt for a one
year period. ,
"There was evident at the convention
a strong determination for the imme
diate reorganization of the national
guard on a basis equal or superior to
that of the organization when it was
called Into federal service in March
All State Hrorcnnlzlntr.
"All the states are now in the process
of reorganizing the national guard, with
overseas men as the nucleus. In some
of the New Kngland states famous
regiments, such as the th Iscw lorR
and the 10th Pennsylvania, ari being
transferred to the national guard, re
taining the same personnel of com
missioned and non-commissioned off
"At the convention we asked, by res
olution, for a readjustment of pay, set-
ling forth the unfairness of the exist
Ing system, which provides that pay
shall be based upon a drill attendance
or not less than CO. We have asked
that it be based on actual attendance
instead. Under the present regulations
f5 men might assemble for drill and
receive no official recognition. Th
is manifestly unfair to the men who
are faithful and who are willing to
I.cicrlon AMMrmbl5 Attended.
"The convention opened on May 5
and concluded its sessions on May 8
being immediately followed by the
""three-day assembly of the American
Legion, which I attended as delegate
,r:from Oregon. Of course, everyone
knows of the Legion, of its non-pollt
. acal character, and of its purpose.
L Something of the spirit of the organiza
lion may be gleaned from the fact that
it passed resolutions calling for the
i . deportation of all who were enemy
-aliens during the period of the war.'
;, General May was accompanied by
:Mrs. May, and although both enjoyed
the trip, they found the middle west
'"' sweltering in heat and were earnestly
wishful for the return to Oregon.
H ' The national guard organization in
" Oregon comprises at present the recent
- - ly organized 3d Oregon infantry and
one battalion of engineers, with
" battalion of coast artillery in process
Official Casualty Report.
" XI rASHLNOTON', May 21. Casualties
:;. VV reported today are as follows
3illed in action, 2; died from wounds, 2
.- died in aeroplane accident, 0; died of
eecident and other causes, 8; died of dis-
case, IT 1 ; wounded severely, 44; wound
. ? rd, degree undetermined, 54; wounded
M isligrhtly, 1C3; missing: in action, 10
- Jlerrill, Alire l-l. x rigt.), 003 Minnesota avc
, nue, Toriland, Or.
. Tirown. Ralph K., Albany. Or.
- "oates. "William T., Tillamook. Or.
Howell, Leslie m.. Kreewator, Or.
X;ivis, Ernest. Boyd, "Wash.
Died of accident
Johnson. Carl li., Anacortcs, Wash.
. Pol ham us, Alixrt O.. Hoquiam, Wash.
O'llara, Joseph K.. Dupont. Wash.
Killed in action
Koffer, Henry T)., Ernest, W. Va.
Lines. Irving K., West Haven, Conn.
Died of Tvouiidw -3lell.
Walter (SKt., Fdsefleld, S. C.
Thompson, Glenn I., Warren, O.
Died from accident and other canned
Welsh. Anna K nurse). Boston. Mass.
Uurt. Ethan Mcch.), Piatt evil o, Colo.
C:iiivin, Kdffar ci. (-ook), Chicago, III.
Brown, Vernon S., Atwood, Kan.
K rick, Knry. New York.
IMoorp, Thorn iLa Willard. Houston, Tex.
, Jircndle, Harry M., Somerset. Pa.
Buehler, Omer R., Redlands. Cal.
Jasfcan, Meivin, Redwood Kali. Minn.
Moriiz, Albert E., Buffalo. N. Y.
Neuhaiis. Norman C, ToIpiIo, O.
i-Vhipman. Emil, Boelilf, Neb.
Wyro. Edward C, Kuukaunu, Wis.
Died of Diseac-
rrver, Clarence B. (Capt.). Carmel, N. T.
Williamson, Ityan M. (Lieut.), Americus,
Tienzel. William C. fSerpt.). Sloan, N. T.
truth. Harry (Sergt.). Kort Wayne, Ind.
Warden, William 11. (Sergt.), Halcyville,
3Iudson, Albert E. (Sergt.), Independence,
Hodge, Barney M. Cpl.), Brownwood, Tex.
Kellv. John J. tCpl.). St. iouis. Mo,
Lindblom. Lawrence E. Cpl.), North MIn
Benner, Ralph, Camden, N. J.
iiezdek, Lawrence, &U Loula, Afo.
Burgess. Alfred J.. Cleveland. O.
Dehner, Karl K., Grainer. Pa.
Gulchenuy, Henry, Astoria, N. Y.
Janzaruk, Do.minik. I.a Porte. Ind.
ohnson. Harry E.. Aest uululti. .Minn.
Kimbro. "Martin A., Columbut. O.
King, William P., Tamaqua. Pa.
loyd. James. Philadelphia. Pa.
Millincrton, John Justin, Wortendyke, N. J.
Milne, Peter, Roslindale, Mas.
wayze, Joseph Carlo. Ashley, Pa.
Whittier, "Walter F-, Stillwater, Minn.
"Wilcox. Alfred. Mervian, Miss.
Walker, Arthur, Poppado, I.a.
SmUh, WiUiaru Memphis, Tenn.
Returned to dutx (previously reported
Uled in action!
Sevenski, Alexander, Wyoming. Pa.
ICeturned to duty (Dreviously reported
died of disease)
Lester, Jessie, Biff Rock, Va.
Killed in action (previously reported
Lawfion, Erma W., Enterprise. Miss.
evin Morris. Brooklyn. N. Y.
Ijipper. "Walter Arnold. Wyaconda, Mo.
iowery, James .North Troy, Is. 1.
azitro, rump, Cleveland. O.
elson. Albert F.. Leonard. N. D.
fdican. William J.. Meriden. Conn.
lie II. Wllli-im A., Wausau. Wls.
Tomlloson, James W Rocky Ford, Colo.
rent, Ellge. Vulcan, W. Va.
pton. James O., Rockmart. Ga.
Died or disease (previously reported
Owens, Joseph, Jr.. milsboro, Ala.
Returned to duty (previously
Adwms, George M.. Philadelphia. Pa.
Killed in, action (previously reported
Smith. Sidney L.. Aberdeen, S. D.
Killed in action (previously reported miss-
ruitt. Marry C. (Set.). Gentry-vine. Ind.
Beard. John Franklin Cpl.). Reading, Pa.
ewis, Thos. II. (Cpl.J. Philadelphia. Pa.
Beard, Ellis R., Rector. Ark.
Clifton, Joseph J.. Pleasant. X. J.
Dill. John N., Selma. Cal.
Hassel, Walter K., Stockholm. Wis.
Hogarth. Thomas E.. Niles. O.
Long. John. Heavener. Okla.
Mutalipassi. Nicola, Jonfesport, M.
Rains, Hyram IX. Caddo Gap. Ark.
Scott, Lee A., Kansas City, Mo.
teltz, Walter. Newark, K. J.
Watrous, Teddy K., Bliss, ' Okla.
Zacks. Joseph. Baltimore. Md.
Died (previously reported misnine)
Mount. Richard E. (Set ). Philadelphia. Pa.
Hoellein, Edward R., Pittsburg. Pa.
Rccinelli, Iirazio. Philadelphia. Pa.
Wounded, degree undetermined (errone
ously reported died of wounds) .
itson. John J.. Butte, Mont.
Krroneouslr reported died of wounds
Bell. Walter. Aiken S. C.
JOrroneously reported died of disease
milh. Will, Springfield. Tenn.
HIGHWAY MEN TO CONFER
Boosters of Evergreen Road Will
Meet In Tacoma May 2 3.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., May 21.
(Special.) A meeting of the Evergreen
Hig"hway association will be held In
Tacoma on Frloay, May 23, with repre-
entatives from several states In at
tendance. Francis H. Sweetland of Ta
coma was recently elected president of
he association; a man intensely inter-
sted in highways and a man of real
following this meeting several cars
f the Tacoma Rotary club and repre
sentatives from other northwest cities
will go over the route of the Evergreen
Year-Round highway to Salt Lake City.
The North Bank and Pacific highways
re the coast links in the Evergreen
Road workers have been placed from
Lewiston. Idaho, to White Samon. The
commercial club of White Salmon will
complete its marking to Vancouver as
soon as the North Bank highway is
ACOMA KIWAN1S GIVE AID
Portland as Meeting Place in 192 0
TACOMA, "Wash., May 21. (Special.)
Telegrams were sent today urging
Tacoma Kiwanis club delegates at the
national convention at Birmingham,
Ala., to choose Portland as its meeting
place in 1920. C. Milford Coye, presi
dent of the Tacoma club, who is at
tending the Birmingham meeting urged
ending the Birmingham meeting, urged
Guy K. Kelly, district governor of
the Kiwanis clubs in Washington, Ore
gon and British Columbia, likewise tele
graphed the convention in Portlands
behalf. Mr. Kelly was to have at
tended the national meeting, but re
mained at home so he could work for
he road bond issue to bo voted upon
OREGON CITY TEMPLE GOES
Merchants Ask for Jtcmoval of War
OREGON" CITV, Or., May 21. (Spe
cial.) The liberty temple in Oregon
City has served its purpose, and was
wrecked Wednesday, the material be
ing returned to those who donated it.
The temple was erected for the third
liberty loan drive and has served aw
headquarters for all other drives of
tho government and other war organ
izations. Material and work for Its
erection were donated by patriotic cit-
zens. Between drives and after tho
victory loan drive the women of the
W. C. T. IT. maintained a rest room
the building. The structure occu
pied most of Seventh street cast of
Main and nearly all the merchants
asked for its removal.
MILL DROPS NIGHT SHIFT
Smith Lumber Company Vnable to
Keep Men at $3.60 a Day.
MARSHP1ELD. Or., May 21. (Spe
cial.) For the first time in the his
tory of Coos Bay an industry finds it
cannot maintain a night force of GO
men. The Smith Lumber company's
Bay City sawmill attempted to double
ts output by working nigms. dui
after two atetmpts, each time short of
wdrkmen, dropped the night force.
Laborers refused to sign lor a
day of eight hours. A few years ago
the Smith company paid common laoor
$1.50 a day.
Kelso Teachers Kcsign.
KELSO, Wash., May 21. (Special.)
Most of the teachers of the Kelso
schools, with the exception!! of one or
two, have resigned since the reduction
ot wages was made known, leaving
about 20 vacancies to be filled. It is
greatly feared considerable difficulty
will be found In securing well qualified
teachers. Not one ot the '.igh school
teachers will return. There also will
be a change of superintendent and
Endeavor Convention This Week.
CORVALLIS, Or., May 21. (Special.)
The Christian Endeavor societies of
Linn and Benton counties will hold
their fourth annual convention in this
city on Saturday and Sunday of this
week. Rev. C. T. Hurd, of Seattle, will
address sthe convention both evenings.
Walter L. Meyers, president of the Ore
gon State Christian Endeavor associa
tion, will address the delegates at a
banquet at the Congregational church
Auto Theft Is Charged.
ASTORIA. Or.. May 21. (Special.)
On two informations, one charging him
with stealing an automobile and an
other charging him with the larceny
of automobile parts. Floyd Burley was
held by the justice court today to await
the action of the circuit court grand
jury. On similar charges Earl Keller,
a boy, was sentenced by the juvenile
court to four years in the state reform
schooL and then paroled.
Phone your want ads to The Orego
nian. Thone Main 7070. A 6095,
WASTE IN CnSCnfin
Excessive Peel in Northwest
This Season Feared.
MARKET NOW OVERLOADED
Speculators, In Effort to Corner Sup
ply, 3fay Cause Serious Dam
age to Forests.
Efforts are bains made to conserve the
crop of cascara. one of tha most Indis
pensable articles in the medical world and
grown only on the Pacific coast.
The present crop growing tn the forests
of the northwest is ample to fill tha demand
for all time if properly conserved. In other
words, tha cascara crop, if not wasted, is
reproducing Itself as fast as It Is being
consumed. The mature crop still standing
is probably ample to supply the demand for
from 20 to SO years and the new crop which
is springing up on the million of acres of
logged-off lands throughout the Pacific
coast wjll mature a new crop which will
become availabla in 10 to 13 years if not
Northwestern dealers who are interested
in fostering the industry assert that a bull
campaign is being carried on by certain
speculative Interests in an attempt to corner
the crop, which will have the effect of not
only Increasing the already large oversupply
but will also go a long way toward de
nuding the forests. A - well-known handler
af bark says:
"Such a campaign inevitably defeats
itself. It calls out each year by the mag
net of inflated prices an ever-Increasing
production from the very ample original
crop growing in the vast forested areas of
the coast. It constantly increases an al
ready large oversupply. Every cent added to
the price in the endeavor to control the
market increases the output in geometrical
"The output in 1913 was fully double the
demand, resulting in half the crop being
carried over into this year. The output this
year will be enormous, easily four times
the amount of the normal demand. This is
partly due to inflated prices and partly
due to tho fact that many of the large
timber owners such as Weyerhaeuser, th
Port RIakely Mill company and others who
have, in prior years, refused to sell their
cascara, arc putting their stumpage on the
market this year in large quantities.
'In addition to these facts all the large
manufacturers and consumers in this coun
try are carrying very large stocks, suf
ficient to carry them throughout several
years of inflated prices without making
any additional purchases of consequence.
"The export market is absolutely dead.
The demand from this source is at best ex
BARLEY CONTrXlKS TO ADVANCE
Corn AIno Hiclier on Local Board Oats
The barley market retained all its strength
yesterday, and bids at the Merchants Ex
change were further advanced 2of50 cents.
Corn bids ware also 00 cents hlsher. Oats
Weather conditions in the middle west
as wired from Chicago: "Minneapolis, clear,
fine; Duluth, clear, fine. 05; Chicago, rain
ing, cool; Peoria, cloudy, SO; Davenport,
drizzling, 48; St. Louis, drizzling, 60; Kan
sas City, clear, 87; Hutchinson, clear, 65;
Topeka, fine: Ohio Valley, cloudy, cold.
Forecast: Illinois, rain; balance of grain
There Is a continued active demand for
corn in the United Kingdom, but offerings
are ery small and any quantities put for
ward quickly meet with absorption. Since
corn meal has been decontrolled this com
modity of the Argentine trade Is nuntrrf
at r.0s per ton below the hitherto govern
ment limits. Reports from Argentina, men
tion good buying by the allies and neu
trals, and It Is interesting to noto that many
more ships are destined to load with grain.
There are now on passage to Europo 5,!12,
000 bushels of corn, oats trade Is con
fined to small amounts of natlva sorts.
Foreign remain unoffered. Arrivals of im
ported grades in the United Kingdom have
been rather moderate, but there are at pres
ent large stocks.
Terminal receipts in cars were reported
by the Merchants Exchange as follows:
v neat, liarley. Flour. Oats. Hay.
i ear ago
Sfason to date .
Season to date.
Seattl, Tucs. ..
Season to date.
" " 7
SIIirriNG TRADE IN BUTTER ACTIVE
Prints and Cube Are Moving at Higher
Print butter sold generally at tho new
advanced price. Cubes were strong with
sales up to 5S',s cents for extras. Local de
mand was rot active, but Mas fully com
pensated for by the outside demand. Ke
ccipta ko far this week are more than double
those for the earn- period last week. Street
stocks Inrrtascd slightly. Storage stocks
gained ZVOli pounds. Itcceipts on Tuesday
. 0,."4 1
. . . 5.0OU
Cheese receipts Tuesday wore 9447 pounds
from Oregon and -.o from California.
Oregon Berrien Sell I.owtr.
Oregon strawberry prices were lower yes
terday, principally because of the abundance
nd cheapness of Californlans. Orcgons
from southern Oregon and t?pringbrook sold
at y.l'rrX.lo and California fruit at $:.7o&3.
The California shipping season is about over
and the last car will be in Friday. They
will bo higher today, at $3. Clark Seedlings
from Hood River wer q uoted at $3 o.SQ.
Kgg Buying; Price Hold.
The ess market was firm without further
advance in the buying price. The storage
increase was lighter at 172 cases. Short
stocks were 3297 cases against C5S1 a. week
ago. Receipts on Tuesday were 1107 cases
from Oregon, 52 from Washington and 1
from Idaho, a total of 1140 cases.
New Potatoes Declining.
New potatoes were lower at 8if9 cents a
pound. There, was a fair jobbing trade in
old stock at $l.G51.75 for Oregon Bur-
banks and Washington Netted Gems.
Bank clearings of the northwestern cities
yesterday were as ioiiowi:
Portland $.23.1S5 $l,oi4.45S
seattie 4.'-.-i: 72S.o;.
Tacoma 2I,771 l:l,77i
Spokane . 1,5-ts,l5U 420,543
PORTLAND 3IARKET QUOTATIONS
Grain, "Flour, Feed, IHc.
Merchants Exchange, noon session.
May June July
tiia. xia. Hid.
OATS No. 2 White Feed. 52.50 52.50 f.2.50
HA RLE V Standard Feed..4.2. 53.. i0 50.00
BARLEY Standard "A". 55. 25 54.50 50.O0
Kastern Oats and Corn, bulk
OATS No. 3 White 4!.M 40.50 40.50
3S-Lb. Clipped White ."O.ito 50.00 r.0.00
CORN No. 3 Yellow i.0t fts.OU titi.50
CORN No. 3 Mixed. -.. .GS.0O t8.00 U5.U0
WHEAT Government basis, 92.20 per
FLOUR Patent. $ 1.43 delivered, $ 1 1.30
at mill; bakers', $11.15 11. 30: whole wheat.
$10.2510.40; granam, $iu.U5& 10.20.
illLLFIiKD Mill run f. o. b. mill, carlots,
$37438 per ton, mixed cars, $37.50 38.50;
ton lots or over, $3i&40; leas than ton, S40
fb41: rolled barley. ti0&6J; rolled oat.
ground barley, $C0. '
CORN Whole, ton, $73; cracked, $77 per
HAT Buying prices f. o. b. Portland;
Eastern Oregon timothy, $3637 per ton;
alfalfa, $M; valley grain hay, 0'&2H;
Bairy and Country Produce.
BUTTER Cubes, -H2-score, 5Sc: 91
score, u7lc: 90-score. f 7 V c ; prints, parch
ment wrappers, box lots, tiOc; cartons, tile;
half boxes, A c more ; less than half boxes,
1c more; butterfat, No. 1, t'Ju 00c per
KGGS Oregon ranch, case count, 45c;
candled, 4tc; selects, 47c.
CHEESES Tli.amook, f. o. b. Tillamook:
Triplets, 34c; Young Americas, ;."c: Coom and
Curry, f. o. b. Myrtle Point, triplets, S3 Vc;
Young Americas, 34c; longhorns. 34c.
POULTRY Hens, 33&iWc. broilers. 30
36c; ducks, 40) 45c; geese and live turkeys,
nominal; dressed utrkeys. 40 ftp 45c
VEAL Kancy, lt luc per pound.
PORK Fancy, JJti'tj 2tic per pound.
Fruits and Vegetable.
Local Jobbing quotations:
FRUITS Oranges, $496.25; lemons,
f 3.75 6 per box ; bananas, b l 9c per pound ;
apples. $4&'5.50 per box; grapefruit, $4 ttf
4.-5: strawberries, $2.75 5.5'.
VEGETABLES Cabbage. $55006 per 100
pounds: lettuce, $ 1.75 u-2. 75 per crate; pep
pers, 30c per pound; artichokes', OOc; cauli
flower. $3.25; Oeets, $2.50 per sack ; car
rots, $3.50 per sack; turnips, $2.25(3.50 per
sack; cucumbers, $1.50 2.25 per dozen; to
matoes, $4.50 per box ; spinach, Sc p?r
pound; peasv 124$l5c per pound; rhubarb,
$2.25t2.75 per box; asparagus, $2.25 2.50
POTATOES Oregon Burbanks, best. $l.f5
01.75; Yakimas, $1.051.75; new California,
6fc 9c per pound.
ONIONS Oregon, jobbing prices. $4 0 3
per sack; new, $3.754.75 per crate.
Local Jobbing Quotations:
SUGAR Sack basis. Fruit and berry.
$:.uo; beet, $U.4; Honolulu cane, $9.50; ex
tra C, $9.15; powdered in barrels, $10.25;
cubes In barrels, $10.45.
NUTS Walnuts, 27 35: Brazil nuts.
35c; filberts, 2ic; almonds, 24y JOc; pea
nuts, 1 1 j .c.
SALT Half -ground 100s. $16 per ton;
50s, $17.25 per ton; dairy, $25 per ton.
RICE Japan style, t-?c; blue rose. 10c;
head. 12c per pound.
BEANS Buying price, large white, 6c pet
pound; red, 4c per pound. ,
COFFEE Roasted, in drums, 30c42c,
Local Jobbing quotations:
HAMS All sizes, choice, 4142c; stand
ard, 41c; skinned, 353tic;; picnic, 29c; cot
tage roll, 30c.
LARD Tierce basis, 35c; compound, I6?c
DRY SALT Short, clear backs, 23 34c;
plates, 2ti2,sc; exports, 31c
BACON Fancy, 6355c; standard, 469
49c; choice, 37r42c.
Hops, Mohair, Etc.
HOPS Oregon. 1918, crop, 45c; 1917
crop, 27&28c; 1916 crop, 15'y- 17c per pound;
three-year contracts, 3oc, 2Sc, 25c.
WOOL Eastern Oregon and Washington,
30&52c per pound; valley, 3ofo0o per
lloHAIR 1918 clip, 4c per pound.
TALLOW No. 1, 8 ',4c per pound; No. 2,
6 lie per pound; grease. No- 1, die; No. 2,
6VxC per pound.
CASCARA BARK New, 10c per pound.
GRAIN BAGS in carlots, 13c.
Hide and Pelts.
HIDES No. 1 salt-cured hides. 30 lbs.
and up, 20c; No. 1 part-cured hides, 30 lbs.
and up, lSlsC No. 1 green hides. 30 lbs. and
up, 17c ; No. 1 salt-cured bull hide. 50 lbs.
and up, 1 4c; No. 1 part-cured bull hides.
50 lbs. and up, 11c The price ou No. 2
hides will be 1c per pound lens than on No.
1. No. 1 calf skins, up to 15 lbs., 45c; No. 2
calf skins, up to 15 lbs,, 4oc; No. 1 kip skins.
15 to 25 lbs., 25c; No. 2 kip skins. 15 to 25
lbs., 23c; dry flint hidea. 7 lbs. and up. 3c;
dry flint calf hides, under 7 lbs., 4Uc ; dry
salt hides. 7 Ibsv and up, 24c; dry salt calf
hides, under 7 lbs., 34c; dry flint stag or
bull hides, 20c; dry salt bull hides, 14c; dry
bull liideti and skins, half price ; dry horse
sides, according to size and quality, each
$1.503; salt horse hids, skinned to hoof
and head on, $3&6; horse hides with heads
off. 5Uc less.
PELTS Dry long-wool sheep pells, per
lb., 25 35c ; dry medium wool sheep pelts,
per lb., 205300; dry shearing tthocp pelts,
each, 5 Off 75c; salted long wool sheep pelts,
each, $2(5; salted medium wool sheep pelts,
each, $1 4j 2 ; salted shearing sheep pelts,
COAST AND EASTERN DAIRY 1'KODtCE
Butter Market Conditions at Leading Dis-
San Francisco and eastern dairy produce
report received by wire by the Portland
office of tho bureau of markets yesterday
Chicago The market Is just steady here
today, with quotations unchanged. Trading
was rather light; xtrs were In fair demand
and some small sales were made at 59c, but
most of the selling was at 5b Vc. Under
scores were inclined o drag. Centralized
cars wero also easier and while 5S ',a was
obtained for lo-point cars and 5S!c for M,
buyers were not Inclined to bid more than
5hc this afternoon. Only 8021 tubs here to
day, but Lhcre is tome accumulation here
from earlier in the week.
New York X steadier to firm feeling ex
isted In the market today. I'rices were about
the same and there was a moderate volume
of trading. A few dealers, on the other
hand, who are more conservative, were in
clined t keep their stock cleaned up as
much as poMilble. Tho supply of under
grade!! in Increasing and fs moving a little
more flowly. There are more cars of Cana
dian ceeamery anil centralized available.
There was some fair Canadian butter sold
at r$c, while some good centralized was re
ported sold at 59c. Tho supply of freh but
ter showed a further Increase of about
ttitw today. Receipts yesterday amounted to
K2.S6 tubs. There was an In -reuse in the
storage holdings of over HK)f tub.
San Francisco There is very little chance
in prices, although Home underselling Is re
ported today. Sentiment Is weaker and som
dealers are monu-nturlly expecting a break
in the market. St nek are moving slowly,
villi some buying- for Ftorsge cttHl reported.
A few lots of S;-s'oro butter sold at about
58 Uc today. Receipts yesterday amounted
to 10S.4'-6 pounds; while storage holdings are
19.5KS pounds heavier this morning. Street
stocks show a slight reduction.
Millers Ak for Hearing.
LOT'ISVILLK. Ky.. May 21. Approximate
ly 1500 members of the Community Flour
Milters' association of Amcrlea, In annual
roiiVfrfion here today, adopted a resolut ion
r-o lies tine Dll irtnr Harnes of the United
States urain corporation to withhold decision
regarding application of the wheat guar
an tee law until recommendations of the
association are presented- It Is said t h
association. representing 1 o.fino millers.
shortlv will ask for representation on the
advisory board of the grfrn corporation and
a larger voice in price-fixing and disposal
of tho 1919 whet crop.
Commissioner Seek Trade,
WASHIN(ST .V, May 2L Edward A.
Foley of San Kranetseo has been appointed
to represent the United States bureau of
markets in the United Kingdom, the de
partment of agriculture announced bod ay,
as the first agricult ural trade commissioner
sent abroad. He will sail for Liverpool May
24 to commence an investigation of farm
products distribution there with a view to
developing markets for American a grteul
lural produce. Mr. Foley served as solicitor
for the enforcement division of the food ad
ministration during the war.
Kaatera Talry Produce.
CHICAGO. May 21. Butter firm.
Krstx Receipts, 2S.7R1 eases, unchann-d.
Poultry Alive, higher; fowls, 35'ic;
NEW TORK, May 21. Butter Steady,
Egfcs Unsettled, fresh gathered extras,
SOarOlc: fresh leathered firsts, northern
section. 47 SP48V; ; ditto, southern section,
Cheese Steady, unchanged.
Poultry Steady, unchanged.
SAVANNAH. Ga., May 21. Turpentine,
firm. 773: sales none; receipts, 04; ship
ments, 17: stock. 18..M R.
Rosin, firm; sales, 100 barrels: receipts,
204 barrels: shipments, 200 barrels; stock,
Quote: B. J10.70; D. Sio.":: E. 10.s.-;:
F, 5. J10.8.-.: H. $11: I. (11.20: K, (12.2.1;
M (12.50; N. (12.75; WU. (13; WW. (13.20.
Duluth Linseed Market.
DULUTH. May 21. Linseed 4.14$
Dallas Gets Kuilway Sleeting;.
CINCINNATI. O. May 21. Pallas
Tex., was chosen as the place for hold- '
ins: the next triennial convention of the I
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, freight
handlers, express and station employes.
Grand President Jesse J. Forrester of
Washington, D. C, was re-elected fot
RAINS HELP GRAIN CROP
SPRING "WHEAT, BAR LEV AND
OATS GERMINATE WELL.
Weather Darin? Week Favorable for
Fruit in Oregon Some Dropping
of Apples, Cherries and Prunes.
Oregon crop conditions are summarized in
the weekly report of the weather bureau as
The week was cool, with considerable
cloudiness. Light rains were ' of frequent
occurrence in the western counties, and scat
tered showers occurred in most of the east
ern part of the state, but there was a con
siderable area In the central and southeast
ern counties where no rain fell. A little
snow fell In a few elevated localities. Frost
occurred several mornings in some of the
eastern counties. Jn the central and south
ern counties there were high drying winds
and some dust storms. Snow In the moun
tains melted rather slowly, but streams car
ried a good flow of water. Except over
limited areas in the western and southern
counties farm work Is well in hand, and
vegetation is fairly well advanced for the
be a on.
The cool weather and light rains were
favorable for winter wheat, oats and rye.
Where no rain fell these crops are suffer
ing from drought, but the acreage thus af
fected Is relatively email. Some little dam
age was done by f rot and cold winds.
Spring wheat, oats and barley are germin
ating well in mot localities, and have been
helped by rain, but need more rain. Seeding
is still In progress in some elevated locali
ties. A lew aphides are reported from Polk
county and grasshoppers are doing some
damage in Klamath county. Planting of
corn is progressing rapidly, though over
very small areas planting was stopped by
rain. Warmer weather ts needed for corn.
The weather was generally favorable for
fruit but Hi ere is still complaint of apples,
cherries and prunes dropping. Strawberries
are plentiful in Douglas county and are
ripening in other sections. Early cherries
are turning In northern Umatilla county.
The growth of alfalta and clover has been
retarded by low temperature and lack of
sunshine. Other hay crops have generally
made good growth. Meadows and pastures
have been revived by rain in tho western
counties, and to a limited extent elsewhere.
More rain is needed. Stock continues to
make good gains. Shearing continues. Some
sheep have been poisoned on the range in
Planting of potatoes continues. Early po
tatoes are growing well. Gardens need
warmer weather and more sunshine.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL RtPOBT.
PORTLAND. Or.. May 21. Maximum tem
perature, 82 degrees; minimum temperature.
5tf degrees. River reading, S A. M., 10. S
feet ; than ge la last 24 hours, none. Total
rainfall 1 5 P. M. to 5 P. M . . none : total
rainfall since September 1, 101R. 30.02 inches;
normal ralnfail since September 1. 41. 54
Inches ; acilcicncy of rain la II since Septem
ber 1. 1!IS 2.52 inches. Sunrise. 5:32 A. M. ;
unset. J:43 P. M. : total sunshine, la hours
11 minutes, possible sunshine, 15 hours It
m Inittes. Moom ise, 1 2 :5S A. M. ; inoonset,
11:36 A. M. Barometer (reduced sea lecl.
P. M., 20 67 Inches; relative humidity at
noon, 42 per cent.
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tA. M. today. 1. M. rrpnrt of rrcrdtn)C day.
r-ortlnnd and vicinity Fair; E-ntlo west
OreKnn ana naaninswii r.n , to-"1"-1
Idaho Kalr ana cooler ...
tl)'.r.D 1.. WKI.LS. Meteorolosisl.
Canadians Keach Yk-loria.
VICTORIA. B. (.. May 21. Canadian
soldiers crowded every vantaco point
aboard the Canadian liner Kmpress of
Japan when the bltr hoat arrived ncre
today from Vladivostok. The men. num
bering ahout 700. were members of the
Canadian-Siberian expeditionary forces
and made up the second contingent to
bo brought home.
I'arm House Is Burned.
WHITE SALMON". Wash.. May 21.
(Special.) The ranch home of Frank
Kox, of llusum. White Salmon valley,
has been totally destroyed by fire.
Aside from tho monetary loss, which
large Map in color, also Hie
STOIIY OF RANGER
tha croatcst of alt oil firldi.
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212 SELLING BLDG.
was partly covered by insurance, many
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Biass heirlooms -were lost. Mr. Kox eon
templates rebuilding at an early date.
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