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SALr3l. OHKtiOX. FRIDAY M()lt.MN(;, 41'LY M. 10CO.
nUCK. HVH CENTS
WIDOW OF SHERIFF
LEGION MEN FLOCK TO
ONE OF JAIL BREAKERS
DEMANDS FOOD AT FARM
MAY BE BENEFICIARY
1 ' .
ASTORIA FOR MEETING
CONVENTION" OPENS TODAY
City Hm Planned Plenty of Enter.
Ulnment for Vlniting Delega
tions . i
GOVERNOR TO PLACE RECOM
FORCES WOMAN TO "DIVVY UP
MENDATION BEFORE SESSION
AT POINT OF Gt:
9elegram From Pendleton Mayor
Three Pors Follow Supposedly Hot
Asks That Reward for Capture
Be Augmented by State
Trails la Different Section
Governor Olcott will recommend to
Imh Sav Thev-Will Afcnf the next leglsuatare that any am
ina oay luey iim accept t th t , nt D ald b tne 8tata
'Peace OnlV On PrinciDlcilfor the apprehension of the Buyers
HOVfc WUIJ vr I IU1UIJ1W . Sheriff Til T.vlnr nf Pontile on.
Laid DoWri in' President I be Paid to the widow and the mother
imi f c , ; I or .Mr. Taylor instead 01 to tne cap-
VYllSOn S dpeech j tors of the murderers.
governor uicott nas receivea a
I i v I request irom j. L. vaugnn. mayor
I of Pendleton, that tha state aurmtnt
ClTR CASE OF -FRANCE'' " 00 reward already offered by
- ' - " . w it.hu.
Thorn i nn f It nil
AND SWITZERLAND rom wntcn a reward cou,d 56 paia
Dy tne state, ana an tne governor
coald do would bo to issue a procla
mation announcing that- he would
recommend to ' the nest legislature
that the reward be paid. The gover
nor declares that the services rend
ered to the state by Sheriff Taylor
cannot be paid for in money, out
that if Increasing the reward would
be an added inducement to the man
hunters he, would go the limit. He
declares no amount of money would
Increase the determination of the
dead sheriff's friends to effect the
capture and punishment of the mur
derers. , i
Say Ireland, Once Free, Could
Not Be Anything But
Italian Millionaire Stamp
Juggler Tells Pressmen
New York Banker Wants to
Buy His Business
BE IN MEXICO
Soine Difficulty May Be Met
in Obtaining Extradition
DETROIT. July 23. Authorities
here virtually marked time today in
the investigation of the killing of
Mrs.: Eugene Leroy and the shipment
j of her body to New York in a trunk.
Effort were being made, it was said.
to obtain the arrest and extradition
New York Postmaster States
That Such Fortune 'in
DUBLIN. July ,29. "Permanent
peace can be arranged net ween Ire
land and England on the basis of
England how explicltely accepting
the first condition of peace laid down
by : President' Wilson in a speech in
New York en, September ,29, 1918.
on the issues of the great war," raid
Arthur Griflith, founder of the Sinn
Fein to i. the Associated Press today
In discussing the Freeman's Jour-
: sal's suggestion that Ireland is ready
to accept dominion home rule.
,"In that speech President Wilson
said: 'The military powers of -no
nation shall be suffered to deteraitn
the fortunes of peoples over whom
they have co right to rule ' except
the right of force.'
Peace on that basis, continued
Mr. Griffith, "was arranged after a
prolonged conflict between Switzer
land and France by the treaty of
Fribourg In 1516.- That peace has
"The suggestion of the Freeman's
journal is mere :ue-iiying. iispeaas of O. J. Fernandez, whom the police
for nobody but. itself. The Dally were told wae at Saltillo, Mexico, and
Flrrean has elected , representatives who they believed might be tile "Fer-
of the Irish people willing to nego- nandez" of many aliases sought in
uaie wun cngiana on equai terms t connection with the trunk mystery.
but it does not intend to be tricked. I Some difficulty may - develop. It
as in the past. As Eamonn de Val-j was said tonight, in bringing the man
era has' said. the 8lnn Fein would I back to this country, owtnr to the
negotiate with England along the I present state of relations between the
i lines of the first section of the Piatt I United States and Mexico
! amendment regarding Cuba.
"Jn fact, ence free It would be to
; Ireland's interests to be on friendly
terms with England, her best cus-
1 tomer. '-i:;.
pr. Griffith characterized Prem
ier Lloyd George a refusal to allow
Archbishop Mannlx of Australia to
land' In Ireland" as- fine "propaganda
for the Sinn Fein because he said.
ur me Binn:reia DecsoK u wm,n..i ... - . ; . - iiurouKQ - coupon
It would enhance interest in their I IvJUlWay OcrYlCc " orporauOn (foreign exchange
BOSTON. July 29. A New York
banker offered him 110.000.000 to
day for his business, according to a
statement Ponzi made to newspaper
men tonight. lie added that he had
not decided whether to accept but
would hold another conference with
Ponzi added that he intended to
resume his operations In Boston and
other cities where he has branch of
fices when the district attorney's
auditors have completed their inves
tigation, if he did not accept the
He sal dhe had been informed by
his secretary that he had paid out to
customers today about 1250,000.
The three-day run on the coffers
of Charles Ponzi by doubling Inves
tors la his quick-rich scheme of in
ternational postal exchange, contin
ued today while new believers in the
possibility of abnormal profit took
their money to a rival a few blocks
Ponzi. having agreed with District
Attorney Pelletler to accept no fur
ther deposits nntil Investigation of
his accounts had been made, stood
la his enlarged offices and saw every
thing going out. with no new funds
coming in: but although payments in
the last two days are estimated to
have exceeded a million dollars, he
was honoring every demand
NEW YORK. July 29. Postmaster
Patten: today declared that the entire
world's supply of international pos
tal coupons' is not large enough to
enable any person to accumulate the
.fortune which Charales Ponzi. the
j Boston financier is said to have made
I through . coupon transactions ana
ASTORIA. Or- July 29. A spe
cial train arrived here tonight bring
ing the Fifth Oregon band and many
legicnaires from Portland and other
Oregon points, the first contingent
of the delegates to the American Le
gion state convention.. The visitors
were entertained tonight with street
dancing and a carnival,
t The convention will open early to
morrow and the entire day will be
devoted to business sessions. Enter
tainment features will be staged in
Saturday morning the delegates
will be taken on sightseeing trips
after which there will be a business
session, with the parade In the af
ternoon, followed by tne closing bus
iness session. - '
PENDLETON. Or.. July 29
rill R T- It. Rat hie. one of the prisoners
VWM,8W uuMuicu la vPftk- hre i... sundar
WUk MarrKnw Pnnm Sheriff Til Taylor was killed. a
"""'T1 oeared late today, apparently half
Plan 01' Raising Fund by famished and nearly exhausted, at
. i id i arm douk ui m. nit '
Gibbon, Or., and demanded food. As
he stood in the doorway, he kept one
hand threateningly in a hip pocket.
i.nvllii tt t rm T?lrVa mrttm nt the
AllVI UT1UK 4 ru V lUIC uavnw "
Cancellation of . Order and
General Readjostznent Oat
standing Feature of B uri
nes of CoTintry
IS GREATLY REDUCED
IDEA HAS APPEALED TO
RANK AND FILE OF PARTY b'a-
accoruing to Mrs. hkh.
Three different posses working in
widelv tenanted districts were
Clark Declares That Party leUa Problem Is
Will Carry Ohio by Big
Umatilla county Jail and slew Sher
iff Til Taylor. Each posse had gone
in rrsponae io'.k iuoiiiiuui iiuiu y' i
sons wno were certain they had in
each rase located the trail of N'.u
Hart and James Owens. Indians and
alleged slayers 'of the sheriff.
At headquarters here. wlthv re
ports from- all 'districts cast up on
Still Unsolred Great
WASHINGTON, July 2S, Cur
tailment of industrial activity, due
to lower demand, cancellation of or
ders and general readjustment were
. I "
ltA. I WUl Nnf K 'd with conferences.
"ww .w The first conference
Paramount Issue of Campaign
MARION. Ohio. July 29. Subjects
ranging from the political outlook in
Ohio to the internal troubles of China
were canvassed hv Warren Q. Hard- their merits, there was little tndlm
in tndar in a lanr work dav cram-ltlon that the chase waa narrowing
une supposes cine aner inwoer reihe outstanding developments mine
today was out toaay upon oe.ng louowea o -f Mnnlry during July
. - . . i iAnjintiAn . "vri noi w nut rrr i
wun tony tniciro Duwnew mea c- ..Tv..". wUi. ih. fr.l rrr. Wrrf deeUred
republican national committee. They hounds which are being used on theltonI,ht la t, monthly review.
were accompanied by Fred W. Up-hunt'
nivrftv n J.ii- 59 Governor I ham of Chicago, the national commit
n m.Vf'ii nrfMilntial eandl-ltee treasurer, and later talked over
date', today was pledged the vigorous campaign finances with the nominee
and unqualified i support pi senator "'u .
David I. Walsh of Massachusetts. Chicago for raising a campaign fund
AittT.A wMMv tfom the ad mln 1st nu I "This campaign is going to be
., t.-V,,. r miinni nd wholnanced by a truly popular fund." Mr.
Senator Walsh arrived unexpectea-1 " V w
It today and was Governor wn j
ij vKrm j " . . . ... I (vla..vM vllf At Tm Iris rt m mstnu.
guest at dinner Deiore leaving tor we v.- , . ; J -
I lar fund lias appealed strongly to the
wvl - I M 1 1 . . V . .ww
. -v.it .t tw. maw Twanf v rin. uu uiv i ms vsiij.
" n.... r... iMtinnMl The Ohio situation was discussed
case in America and Australia and
other British Dominions.
BUI To Be Introdnced.
' lONDON. July 29.-A Mil to deal
with the disorders in Ireland will
be Introduced next week in the
house of commons and passed in all
its stages, according to an announce
ment by Andrew Bonar Law,'- gov
ernment leader in the house today.
Premier Lloyd George today re
ceived a large deputation of -members
of both houses of parliament on
the subject of Ireland: The premier
advised the deputation to wait the
introduction of the new bill, embody
ing 1 the proposals of Sir Hamar
Greenwood.; chief secretary for Ire
land, for dealing withrthe disorders.
He said its provisions would- be
found to' be very drastic, and great
hopes are entertained that they will
succeed in coping with the situ
Whatever happened, said the pre
mier. Ireland could not be allowed
to leave the empire. Munitions
..would be sent, and railway men re-
tusidg to handle them would be In-
In reply; to a question as to
whether generous treatment- wouTd
. be accorded -Ireland beyond the pres
ent home rule bill after sbe had been
pacified, the premier said that his
definition of what Ireland ought to
have was In accordance with the
provisions of the home rule bill.
Three Members of Crew of
Amundsen's Ship Lost
NOMEi Alaska, July 29. Three
members of Roald Amundsen's arctic
expedition: who left the explorer's
snip -Tne Maud" with mail last fall
While the Vessel was Off the northern
Siberian coast, are missing and are
oeueved to hare' lost their lives, ac
coram g to Russian government ad
Vices rlMfvd hv A mntiifinn
Jhe names of the three men have not
Despite an attack of heart trouble
which has been' bothering him to
some extent recentlr. Cantaln
Amnndsen persists in his determina
tion to attempt to reach the North
Pole by drifting with the polarice
irom Wrangell Island, off the coast
f Northern Siberia. - He will leave
lme to resume the voyage within
. the next two weeks, after provision
ing the Maud, which now lies storm
bound near Sledge Island. 15 miles
est of here. The trip will probably
wse uve years, he announced.
BIG SMOKESTACK MADE
NORTH BEND, O. Jtlr 1
-a Baehner Liml- rpinpany h'
parted construction o? pmokestac-;
J10 feet high- with a diameter of 1
at the top
Organized By Baltimore
NEW YORK, July 29.--OrganIxa-
tion of the national tail way . service
corporation to provide funds for
railways in need of new' equipment
eventually will tend to lower rail
way rates and relieve the ear short
age, according to a statement tonight
by S. Davles Warfield of Baltimore,
president of the national association
of owners of railroad securities. The
corporation was organised by Mr
WarfieldJ under provisions of the
transportation act and papers of in
corporation were tiled today in uai
An issue of $30,000,000 of equip
ment notes, maturing in years
will be made soon, the statement
ADDroximately forty per cent or
the 130,000,000 issue will be loaned
the corporation by the government
at civ nor fpnt. either direct or
throufh the carriers, tne siaiemem
said. The balance will be loaned by
investing institutions at seven per
Th statement declared tiny
thousand open topped cars are need
ed t relieve congestion at steei
mills, coal mines and other indus
tries. . -
Two Swiss Marksmen Report
ed to Haye Shot 1000
In some districts production con
tinues upon old orders stCl on the
books. deplte that new business has
fallen off.'' the review declared. "In
the agricultural regions. Improved
crop conditions and development of
more confident tone In business
are reported to have brought about
a tarn for the better.
."Speculation in com modi tie la
raaay sections Is reported to have
been greatly reduced and In some
practically eliminated. There U a
general feeling that extravagant
buying is at least lees extreme; and
was some time
to secure Governor Cox's i election. r "rk rtarrmanf BEVERLOO, July 29. America dangerous than It
Mr. Walsh said. -I voted for 1 .cM lM ,TenU .
from tne tirst at an r mnoKu 7 ' :;-7""' V.vT w
SELL ALTERED ;
Six Portland Men Must Face
Trial On Two Indict
PORTLAND- Or.. Jnlf ' SS. Tral
date foi six !efo.lan accied "t
having sold l?rl war s-vt1f
stamps wa set -jUy fr pc N;' by
Federal Judge laa at-the r?quest
of Assistant United Siates Attorney
John Watch. , .
' Those to be tried are r ra m-wki-son.
Robert La3l'e former detective
in the Portland polit fo.ee; Argelo
Rossi. William Hrcmior. uav oir.
and W. E. Smith.
Five sets of at:my! hrvc been
.mninrMi hr the various defendant s.
Two enarate Ir.di ! rivr.is have hern
returned agalist them, one berg for
th aiiesred ' al. and the ot.er for
conspiracy to defnni.
PERU HAS CELEBRATION
i LIMA. Peru..' Jnly Celcb-a
tion of the centenary of Peru's. Ind?
pendence began today. American
and British warships In Callao fird
salutes of 21 guns. Detachments of
marines participated in celebratlca3
In order to make $8,000,000. the
sum wbicb Fonzl is credited witn
having realized from his operations.
160,000,000 'coupons would have
been required, according to Postmas
"To have made his money in these
coupons would have oeen impossi
ble." said Mr. Patten, "for the rea
son that enough have not ben printed
to- permit it. ' There are not enough
coupons In the world. Here In New
York we keep not more than 27.000
on hand, the demand for them is so
The records of the New York post-
office, Mr. -Patten explained, show
that only 1370.50 was paid to redeem
coupons during the three, months
ending June 30 and only $360 worth
of coupons were sold here during- that
Germans Built Town Around
American Electric Light
WARSAW. July 29. The forest
cf Itieioviezh. the largest wooded
tract" in Europe, is virtually within
the Bolshevik! line, owing to the
advance of the Bolsheviki from the
northeast. Before the war the for
est was the home of thousands of
buffaloes and boars and there were
many hunting preserves.
When the Germans came they es
tablished a wood alcohol distilling
and by-products plant and factories
for wooden shoes and other wooden
work. They built a town, all of
which centered on the American
electric light and power plant trans
ported from Antwerp. The plant
was the property of the - "Western
Electric company of Chicago, and
welched 30 tons..
Recently it was returned to Ant
werp after, a month's work.
Iw... .1 - . .i.Aw.n. M I that mourn tne aemocraia mase tne
Senator Walsh said he naa not V, "
learned Governor Cox's attitude to- grounds, there waa no doubt of re
ward the league controversy. He publican success.
Siled to talk over campaign affairs. -".; "ab"?d v"1
he- said, with D. J. Mahoney. Gov- Clark. She wia exceed her record
eraor Cox's son-in-law and the gov- tn her plurality for Harding and
ernor had insisted upon tonlgnt s 7"u3- . - . . . ' - .
t.t. 1 1 vwt ahnnM h I "I speak out or knowledge ana a
and the governor differ on the league survey of every county and eomraun-
Senator Walsh said he still would y v . 1 ,
.nnnr th. rnurtAT .nthnnIat.lCaUT. I UUUU. Ill uirm.ur..u1.8 ..vw., v.
" . . 7 - I.h. M.nKIIi.n nar-"
He was the only visitor at 1 ran-1 "
ell?'ll n.i.v lit. I conditions wu with Dr. Hiram
draft tf bla accepUnce address "dry. president emeritus ofPeking
prepared to be the guest of honor to- 7.1 Vv,. .Z
morrow at tne "Homecoming- ina
.... I TKa j.1lAr nvav.iil1 nmnltlAn
Hop that the league would not be of the speech the nominee will de.
th. cimpalgn's paramount Issue was ?Z2JZpm!
expressed by Senator Walsh, who b,?Jfront P?"0, cmp.,gl,; h
. .... .rrnw i th niat. said he probably would not finish it
form committee at San Francisco for before tomorrow night. The ddress,
i- th. .i.t.lwhlch will be delivered to a delega-
,,-, art. nt nnnnu, I tion from Man&fieid. Ohio. Is ex-
reservations making America's obi I- P?1. . lo 'nc,u Reneral discussion
gattnns clearer and more specific.
"I hope we can devote more atten.
tion to American questions." ne aia. 1 D J E J Ati
asserting that opposition to notiteer- llftOn S DOCLJ 1 0X010. Alter
I of the Issues.
In the Olympic rifle matches today The transportation problem con-,
and apparently has been placed la tlnues unsolved during the month,
several others. The results, are on- the review reported, and while some
certain because of the large number local Improvements were noted, yet
of entrants and the delay In tabulat-1 there remained - great freight con
ing scores. Igestion. provoking "an undue, and
Out of If teams the American 1 onnecessaniy severe - strain npon
sharpshooters were tirst tn the team credit-" The steel and Iron Indus-
match-at 300 meters, lying oown. try "Is now placed in a serious eon
with a score of 2S9 out of a possible dltlon. according to the review.
300. France was second with 2S2 and which- adds that two million tons of
Switzerland third. 311.' Norway and product am tied vip la the hands of
Finland tied at 279. ' ' ; . the producers throughout the'eoan-
In the team shoot at 30 meters, try Dy lack of transportation Like
standing. Denmark was- first with vise, the grain movement naa been.
215: Sweden second. 255. and Amer- retarded by car shortage- "
tea third. 253. - The board declared that an In-
The possible score In the Individ- creaae In the efficiency of labor waa-
nal events waa which, it Is re--onc notable feature." this Improve-
lng should be stressed.
To a querry as to whether be ap
proved the statements of President
Wilson and Governor Cox after their
White House conference. Senator
Walsh declined to answer. The sen
ator declared that he still favored
teacue covenant reservations and
would never vote for the league with
out reservation to article ten. The
republicans, he predicted, would seek
to make reservation to article ten
He Was Missing a Year
rHOISE. Idaho. July 29. Joreph
Unger, wealthy Pittsburgh hotel
owner, who was lost October 7. 1919
!h the Salmon river mountains. 103
mites from Challls. came to hi,
death by falling off a cliff into Rab
bit river, according to F. M. Bre
t hears, superintendent of the state
constabulary, who returned today
their principal fight and he said Gov-1 after examining Unger's body. WT
ernor Cox should be "very careful"! II. Iliatt. assistant superintendent of
wbat position he took. J the atate constabulary, and Mr. Bre-
That Irish questions would not be I shears brought the body to Challls.
campaign Issues also was predicted I Lorenzo Vwitehel. a sheep herder.
by Mr. Walsh. I found the badly decomposed body In
ported was made by two of the Swiss
team in some of the events.
Teams competing .'included' Den
mark. Sweden. United State. Italy.
France. Finland. Norway. Switxer-
land. Holland. Portugal. Belgium.
Greece. Cxecho-Slovakla and Spain.
Brent Allison Has Remain
der of 5 Year Sentence
ment being attributed to the de
velopment of unemployment. In
creased unemployment was ascribed
by the board's report to curtailed
manufacturing operations, cancella
tion of orders and. Inability to ob
tain capital for construction work.
Coal production, the review stated
Is hampered by" car shortage, while
kcal labor troubles were said to be
causing ah undercurrent of rest la
some districts. The coal output In ,
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indl-
ana, Ohio and Illinois was estimated
at one half or lesa of normal, with -the
country's total production aver
aging nine million tons a week In .
comparison with current demands
for 11.000.900 tons. .
Prospects or a winter and spring
wheat yield "considerably above nor
mal." were reported by the Minne
apolis district, while the Pari He
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. July 29.
nt rwtar Alttann f fh Ira m
serving a five-year term in leaven- roast reports forecast yield of 10.-
15,000 Cars Released
From Carrying Coal
WASHINGTON, July 29. Approx
imately 15.000 freight cars are re
lased from the coal traffle and made
available for carrying steel, railroad
officials estimate, under an order of
the interstate commerre commission
today declaring that the term coal
cars as nsed in its priority orders
shall not include flat bottom cars
with sides less than 38 inches in
height. The commission originally
accepted only flat bottom cars with
sides less than 36 Inches in height.
"I don't think they will figure at
all." he said.
Governor Cox today directed that
invitations be seat to all candidates
at San Francisco for the ceremonies
Twenty Mine Operators and
Brokers to be Prose
cuted WASHINGTON. Jul 19. Prose
cutions on charges of profiteering n
coal sales have been instituted
against about 20 coal mine operator?
and brokers In eastern Tennessee,
United States Attorney Klnnerly at
Knoxville. today advised the depart
ment of Justice. The attorney, who
acted on recent instructions from the
department, reported that the men
mould be arraigned and evidence
presented to show that they have
been selling bituminous coal at from
$7 to $9.50 per ton.
FIRE BURNS TOO ACRES
MEDFORD. Or..July 29. A for
est fire north of Jacksonville. Or.
which had raced fiercely late yenter
day and reached the outer fields of
the Hopkins and Webster ranches.
burning fences and considerable pas
turage, and was controlled last night
broke out again today and was re
garded as under control tonight. The
fire In the past three days has
burned over nearly 70 acres.
Rabbit river, eight miles from where
nger was last seen. All ffesh was
gone from the body, but two bits of
flannel h'rt and part of a pair of
rants were found by Mr. Breshears
near the body. The country la the
wildest biz came section In the state
rnd is practically unexplored.
.At Chains the coroner s Jury found
that Joseph Unger came to his death
"from unknown causes." The body
is to be sent to Pittsburgh.
5 Cases of Babonic
Plague in Galveston
GALVESTON. Tex.. July 29. Two
sdditional deaths from bubonic
plague were announced today by Dr.
Hoolmes Smith. United Ststes pub-
lie health officer in charge here.
bringing the total number of cases to
five, four of which have proved fatal
Today's deaths were those of Mexl
cans, both of whom were In an ad
vanced stage of tho disease when dis
Borah Thinks League
An Instrument of War
POCATELLO. Ida.. Jnly 29. The
league of nations Is not an Instru
ment to promote peace, but an ins'rn
ment which will precipitate war. j
vrted Senator Borah of Idaho In an
address here tonight. On domestic
matters which, in an event, would
not mean ruination or bloodshed,
the people are at least consulted but
foreign matters which might result
in war are settled . behind elated
doors. This, said the senator, is the
secret chamber policy which has
guided the administration.
worth federal prison for draft-evasion,
late today was released (by
special order" of the war departmet,
commuting the nnserved portion of
his sentence. .
Allison was sentenced to 25 years
In the federal prison here upon con
viction of refusal to respond to his
draft call, but later the sentence was
reduced to five years.
He obtained a clerkship in th
American legation at Geneva, Switx-
erland. and waa arrested upon the
military charge as he debarked at
Liverpool. He was returned and
tried by court roartlaL
IS INCREASING H
Kozer's Office Issues State
ment Corering Period of
Records in the secretary of state's
office phow that sales of gasoline and
distillate in Oregon ulnce FbrMrry
26. 1919. when the fuel ta law be
came operative, up to Jan 31.' this
year, have gradually increased not
withstanding the motor vehicle fuel
dealers have been unable to fill ail
The June reports of th d3lTs
show total sales during that eh ntn
of 4.309.84 & gallons of rasol!n and
596.076 gallons of distillate, as
against 3.702.146 gallons of gasoline
and 407.454 rations of distillate In
June. 1919. The gala for. June this
year Is about 19 per rent.
Of the 607. 702 gallons mor" of
gasoline sold in June. 1920. the As-
000.000 more bushels of spring'
wheat than In 1919. The St. Louis
district, however, said the wheat
there waa low In quantity but high,
in quality, while the Kaasaa City
district predicted a big yield. Other
crops. Including corn, oats and cot
ton, were reported as Improved over
Livestock conditions were said to -be
exceptionally good the country
over, with price generally higher
except for sheesv. The raw wool '
market continued its characteristic .
Inactivity. Such wool as la going
into the market Is on a consignment
In the woolen aad worsted roods
industry, the board found the yarn
spinners receiving few inquiries tor
their product with conditions equal-
discouraging for finished textile.
returned to the mills, toreth-
Ith cancellation, were estimat
ed at $100,000,000.
Slackening of activity In cotton
goods w?s reported. Many mills de
clared their raw cotton supplies
were sufficient to last until next
year and the board s review said
the chances seem to favor a further
reduction of activity In the Industry.
Little Improvement In the leather
and shoe trade was noted.
The board reported Improved fin-
ancial condition, asserting that the
New York district had noted that
the big expansion of loaaa and dis
counts had been "wholly checked
with other districts declariag this
condition had been "largely checked
condition had been 'largely
FOREST KIRK CAUSES UlSri.
PORTLAND." July 29. Approxi
mately 140 acre of cut-over and
roc ia ted Oil company sold about 9".- timber land were burned off by a
000 rations, the Shell companv baut forest fire thla week near the bae
:7.000 gallona. the- Standard Oil of ML Adama. according to a report
company about 209.000 gallons atd to forestry headquarters here today,
there was brought in front outside Damage done to timber and cost of
refineries by garage and motor ve- fightinc the blaxe. it is raid, will
hide dealers over 15Z.000 gallons. . I total about l.n9Q,