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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1915)
Eastern Oregon Irrigation
Projects Ask for Million
Central Oregon Irrigationists want
not only the $450,000 that the Federal
government intends to expend for
reclamation purposes in this itate, but
an additional appropriation of $460,000
from the legislature, to be matched by
a like amount from the Federal treas
Altogether, Central Oregon wants
$1,850,000 for immediate development
work. Resolutions to this effect were
adopted at a caucus of delegates from
the interior counties to the irrigation
congress being held in Portland.
While the resolutions suggest that
the money be appropriated for work in
"Central Oregon," it is apparent that,
this term is intended to apply only to
Crook county and its immediate en
virons, including Jefferson county,
Polk County Prune Tree
Acreage Shows Increase
Monmouth The prune acreage in
Polk county has been increased great
ly this fall by the planting of many
young trees in each of the prune dis
tricts, according to a recent survey of
the various sections of the county. In
the summer, when the decrease in the
1914 crop was apparent, growers or
dered young trees for the spring of
1916. A remarkable confidence in the
crop by the old growers, the starting
of more farmers into prune growing
and an awakened interest among
county residents toward the industry
are noted preliminary features of the
The increase in acreage is shown not
to have decreased to any great extent
the acreage previously in use for farm
ing purposes. Several years of toil in
the hills have in many cases resulted
in the clearing of tracts of land large
. enough to accommodate prune" orch
ards. Since numerous tests were made
on the hill land what grain crops
would thrive well, it has been found
that the soil is not adapted to the suc
cessful growing of any grain crop.
The problem of land utilization in
the hills has been solved by the ex
periement which a few farmers con
ducted several years ago by setting out
City Commission Reduces
Debt $42,000 first Year
La Grande The annual meeting of
the city commission held here this
week marks the close of the first year
of operations under managerial form
of government for this city, and ac
cording to the report of the auditor
the year was one of the most prosper
ous in the history of the city. The
bonded indebtedness has been reduced
during the year from approximately
$110,000 to $68,000 and $9,000 more
of bonds will be taken up within the
next few days.
When the managerial form of gov
ernment was adopted a year ago F. J.
Lafky, of Salem, formerly' a member
of the city council there, was employed
as manager of the city at a salary of
$3000 a year. Commenting on the
- policy of the city government of the
past year Mr. Lafky said:
"We are pleased at the close of the
first year to be able to show to the
citizens of La Grande, and of the
country in general, that the experi
ment has proved its worth in a more
economical and more efficient adminis
tration of the affairs of the city
through a greater concentration of
effort and closer attention to the work
of each department. While we have
been as economical as possible in all
of our work we have not stinted in any
department and municipal improve
ments have been pushed as far as was
necessary and advisable. The water
department has been placed upon a
strictly cash basis and so far as possi
ble all other departments have been
placed upon the same basis.
"The year past has been devoted in
great measure to rounding up the scat
tered ends of the city's business and
reducing the indebtedness as much as
possible and we hope to continue this
Dolicv until we can free the city oi an
indebtedness and do business strictly
upon a cash and businesslike basis.'
2 Rise in Lumber Seen
Mill to Reopen Feb. 1st
Eugene Anticipating a rise of from
$2 to $3 in the price of lumber, now
$10 a thousand, the Coast Range Lum
ber company is booking no new orders,
according to C. E. Gatke, manager of
the lumber company's mill at Mabel,
in the Mohawk valley, east of Eugene.
The mill will reopen February 1.
Mr. Gatke expects the rise soon
after the first of the year. He says it
will mark the beginning of a revival
of the lumber business. An order for
4,000,000 ties, now being figured upon
by the Coast mills, appeared a week
ago, and although Mr. Gatke states
that it cannot be handled by the inland
mills, he regards it to be one of the
factors which will help relieve the
strain. The mill at Mabel has a ca-
Coos Bay to Seek Jetty.
Marshfield L. J. Simpson, of the
Port of Coos Bay; Captain T. J. Mac
genn, of the steamship Breakwater,
and C. A. Smith, of the Smith indus
tries, were chosen one day this week
by the Port of Coos Bay to represent
this district Bt Washington about the
middle of January in a request to con
gress and the board of engineers of
the War department for reconstruction
of the north jetty on Coos Bay and a
new jetty on the south side of the bar.
The party will leave Marshfield Jan
which recently waB carved out of Crook
More than 150 delegates were repre
sented at the Central Oregon caucus.
All but a few of them, however, were
representatives of Crook and Jefferson
The meeting also went on record in
favor of Federal guarantees for bonds
issued by separate irrigation districts.
This plan also has been suggested by
the Umatilla county delegates and is
supported generally by the Eastern
The Metolius Irrigation & Power
company's project, more generally
known as the lower desert project, also
was recommended and efforts will be
made to have the general state con
gress adopt a resolution to that effect.
prune trees. The first orchards Bhowed
the real function of the hilly soil in
crop production, and adjacent land'
owners have followed with new orch
ards. The first place for the prune indus.
try to start in Polk county was on the
western slope of the hills between
Dallas and Monmouth and Falls City
and Dallas. From there the crop
spread to the open sections of the
county, where it was adpoted by farm
ers who had become accustomed to
raising grain year after year. The
orchards on hilly ground are produc
ing the largest amount of prunes an
nually now, but the drying houses ex
pect the orchards in the more level
districts to Bwell the general county
yield to a large extent within a few
years. Already some of the new orch'
ards have come into bearing, and the
yield iB expected to increase each year.
Land-clearing in the hills has
brought the crop back to its original
ground. Some hills, too barren to
raise garden truck or grain crops and
too steep to insure proper cultivation
for such crops, have been converted to
young prune orchards which have
made a steady, uniform growth for a
period of years.
"The first of the vear alwavs marks
spring Duying in lumber yards, just as
it does for any of the wholesalers,
stated A. C. Dixon, manager of the
Booth-Kelly company. He says: ".
have talked with a number of the fore
most Portland lumbermen during the
week. They are watching the begin
ning of the new year with interest,
Such factors as the rate Increase, tne
larce croDS. the restoration of confi
dence, and changes in the war situa
tion, are considered."
Girls and Boys to Enter
Stock Judging Contest
Oreeon "Agricultural College. Cor
vallis A bovs' and girls' stock judg
ing contest will be held in connection
with Farmers' Week at the Oregon
Acricultural college. February 1 to 7.
In this contest any boy or girl in the
state between the ages of ten and
eighteen years may compete. Con
testants will be entered under the
aecret number svstem so the official
judges will have no knowledge of the
The contest will be held in the stock
hiriVing navilion of the college. On
entering the ring each contestants win
be given a blank card on which to
. . ...
write the Dlacing of the animals, to
gether with the reasons therefore.
There will be three classes, one of
Jersey, Holstein and Ayrshire cows
each, and four animals in each class.
Each animal will be identified by a
card displayed by the holder of the
Contestants will be allowed twenty
minutes each in which to make a study
of the animal and write their scores
unrf reasons for Dlacing. Seventy
points will be given for correct placing
of the cows in each class and thirty
points for clear, concise, and logically
No fees will be charged, but liberal
cash prizes will be given to the win
ners. To those who win in the col
lective placing, the prizes will be $10,
9. SR. S7. 6 and $5 respectively.
Additional prizes of $3 and $2 respec
tively will be awarded to contestants
making the best and second best rating
in judging each of the three classes.
Woman Appointed Senator.
Salem Miss Marion Towne, of
Jackson county, will not be the only
wnmin member of the next General
Assembly if the plans of Governor
West, announced Thursday, do not go
astray. He said that he would appoint
Miss Kathrvn Clark, who conducts a
hotel at Glendale, state senator of
Douglas county, to succeed Ueorge
Manne rarantlv named district attor
ney. The state senatorship was offered
to Dexter Rice, of Roseburg, but he
declined it, giving as his reason press
of private business affairs.
Breweru Loset Charter.
Roseburg By an order issued by
Judge Hams, of lane county, ine
Rnophnrp Rrewinff & Ice company.
corporation organized here many years
ago, has been deprived oi its ngni in
tha future to manufacture, dispose of
or keep in storage any quantity of
beer. The order is the result of action
taken Bbout two years ago by Governor
West, when he instructed District At
torney Brown to begin proceedings to
annul the brewery's charter. In his
dMision Judge Harris held that the
brewery had violated local option laws
U. S. Arrests Germans
tor Passport Frauds
New York An alleged conspiracy
to furnish German army officers and
reservists with American passports
fraudulently obtained, to enable them
to return to Germany from this country
without danger of molestation by
French or English authorities, was
brought to light Monday by the depart
ment of Justice.
The disclosure came with the arrest
of Carl Ruroede, a former agent for
the North German Lloyd steamship
line, and with the removal from the
outward-bound steamer Bergensfjord
of a German army officer and three
German reservists. All of them were
charged with conspiracy to defraud the
United States government through the
use of American passports.
The four soldiers were taken off the
steamer, which was bound for Bergen,
Norway, just as she was passing quar
antine, and brought back to New York
on a revenue cutter. All four pore
photographic passports, issued by the
State department to Americans and
alleged to have been furnished them
by Ruroede. OtJier arrests are ex
pected in the near future, one of a
prominent German-American in this
Ruroede Baid, according to agents
of the department of Justice who ques
tioned him, that whatever he had done
had been done on his own initiative
and was inspired by patriotic motives.
He was held in $20,000 bail, which he
was unable to furnish. With him were
arrested John Aucher, his alleged asso
ciate, who was also held in $20,000
bail, and Ruroede'B 17-year-old son,
who was released on his own recogni
Russia Declares Germany
Made loots of lurks
Petrograd Sergius Sanzonoff, Rus.
sian minister for foreign affairs, has
published an Orange book, which deals
with the events preceding the Turkish
attacks on Russian seaports in the
The Orange book contains 98 docu
ments and is intended to throw light
on what iB termed in a summary of the
contents issued through the Petrograd
Telegraph agency "the clandestine and
obstinate methods employed by Austro-
German diplomacy in forcing the
Turkish government reluctantly to war
against the triple entente powers.
The documents in the book, ' it is
said in the official summary, "gave
evidence that the independence of the
Ottoman Empire was already imper
iled when the German military mission
was established in Constantinople. It
vanished definitely from the moment
the German cruisers Goeben and Brea
lau took refuge in the Dardanelles.
"The Young Turk cabinet, belieV'
ing, perhaps in good faith, to conduct
the destiny of the country, displayed a
cunningnesB thoroughly Oriental in en
deavoring to escape from Teutonic in
"The diplomats of Great Britain,
France and Russia, perceiving the
little eagerness which the Turks were
showing to permit themselves to be
drawn into the war, which would in
evitably compromise the country, tried
to persuade the pacific element in the
"They succeeded, however, only in
delaying the rupture which was a part
of the Teutonic program.
As soon as the Austro-uerman
diplomats became convinced that the
Turks were hesitating as to what
course to take, German hands led Ger
man ships in a treacherous attack on
the peaceful shores of an empire which
was maintaining perfect neighborly
relations with the Turks."
Get Busy. Edison Says.
West Orange, N. J. Thomas A,
Edison, the inventor, predicted Mon.
day that 1915 will be a most prosper
ous year. He said: "Now is the time
for the United States to go ahead,
We can manufacture cheaper today
than in many years to come. How
ever, many of our best business men
seem to be penny wise and pound fool
ish. I am surprised that commercial
and industrial America has been affect
ed with a form of paralysis evidently
as the result of the war in Europe,
This is all due to unnecessary alarm,
Norse Nations May Unite.
London The Daily Mail's Copen
hagen correspondent says he learns
from thoroughly trustworthy sources
that the Triple Entente, resulting
from the recent conferences of the
Scandinavian kings at Malmoe, will be
continued after the war has ended.
Although no political alliance is yet
intended, it is not improbable that the
understanding between the three small
nations eventually may result in
strong Scandinavian nation, divided
into three independent families.
American is Real Santa.
Petrograd A member of the Amer-
ican colony of Moscow has contributed
3500 presents for Russian children
whose fathers are at the front. The
gifts consist of gloves, shoes, caps and
other articles of clothing, and their
distribution is to be completed before
the Russian Christmas. George T.
Marye, the American ambassador, and
Mrs. Marye passed the holidays at
Loss in East Is 2,000,000.
London A Petrograd dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company says
"It is officially estimated that 27 Ger
man army corps are operating against
Russia. Four hundred thousand Ger
mans and Austrian! have already been
taken prisoners and their killed and
wounded are three or four times heav
Portland The demand for hops Is
much better than It was at the close
of last week. No Bales by growers
were reported recently, but several
hundred bales of mediums changed
hands at 9 to 11 cents. The market is
quoted at 12 to 18 cents for the best
There was no further change in the
egg situation. The tone of the mar
ket in steady, as the supply of fresrh
Oregons was not heavy. Buying orders
from the North have temporarily
Butter and cheese are holding steady
at prevailing quotations.
Trade is brisk again in the fruit and
vegetable line on Front street. There
was a fair supply of everything and
prices held steady. A car of fancy
sweet potatoes was received and a car
of lettuce is due.
Hogs comprised the larger part of
the 26 cars of stock received at the
yards Friday, and the bulk of the trad
ing was also in this division. The hog
market ruled .steady In spite of the
large run. One load sold at $7.16, a
nickel better than the previous day's
price, but most of the sales of good
light stock were at $7 and $7.05.
In the cattle market only odd lots
were handled and price conditions in
this line are unchanged. Sheep and
lambs also traded In at former prices.
Receipts of poultry are not equal to
the demand and the market is firm at
the quotations printed. Buyers wanted
chickens, and for the best offerings
paid a premium. There was also a
good demand for dressed meats and
prices were steady.
With hogs Alanson Lewis, Ban
croft, Idaho, 1 car; E. C. Palmer,
Oakland, 1 car; S. B. Baker, Mikalo,
2 cars; J. B. Younts, Condon, 1 car;
G. H. Russell, Redmond, 12 cars; W,
B. Kurtz, Maitin, 2 cars; J. W. Silva,
Gooding, 3 cars; Morgan Farm com.
pany, Goldendale, 1 car; L. L. Crider,
Roosevelt, 1 car.
Wheat Bid: Blues tern, 1.38 per
bushel; forty-fold, $1.37; club,
$1,351; red Russian, $1.29; red Fife,
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran,
28.60 per ton; shorts, $3030.60;
rolled barley, $29.6030.60.
Corn White, $36 per ton ; cracked,
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $15
16.60 per ton; valley timothy, $13
13.60; grain hay, $10.5011; alfalfa,
Vegetables Cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.752 per dozen; eggplant, 810c
pound; peppers, 810c; artichokes,
7685c dozen; tomatoes, $11.25
crate; cabbage, llllc pound; beans,
121c; celery, $2.50 crate; cauliflower,
$2.26; sprouts, 8c pound; head let
tuce, $1.852 crate; pumpkins, lie
pound; squash, lc; carrots, $1.25
sack; beets, $1.25; parsnips, $1.25.
Green Fruits Apples, '60e $1.60
box; casabas, $1.66 crate; pears, $1
1.50 box; cranberries, $911 barrel,
Potatoes Oregon, $1 sack; Idaho,
10; Yakima, $11.10; sweets.
Onions Oregon, buying price, $1.25
o. b. shipping point.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 32(W33c dozen; candled, 35c
Poultry Hens, large, 15c pound
mixed, 1314c; springs, 1213c; tur
keys, dressed, 20c; live, 17c; ducks.
1214c; geese, 10llc.
Butter Creamery, prints, extras,
32c pound in case lots; ic more in less
than case lots; cubes, 2729c.
Veal Fancy, 1213c pound.
Pork Block, 910c pound.
Hops 1914 crop, 1013c; 1913
Hides Salted hides, 14c; salted
bulls, 10c; salted calf, 18c; salted kip,
14c; green hides, 12c; green bulls.
8c; green calf, 18c; green kip, 14c
dry hides, 26c; dry calf, 27c.
Wool Valley, 1718c pound; East
ern Oregon 1520c; nominal mohair,
1914 clip, 271c
Cascara bark Old and new, 44&c,
Cattle Prime steers, $7.608
choice, $6.607; medium, $6.266.50
choice cows, $6(5)6.85; medium, $5
6; heifers, $56.50; calves,
bulls, $3.604.75; stags, $4.606,
Hogs Light, $6.807.15; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $5.256.10; ewes,
$4.256.60; lambs, $6.257.50.
Seattle Wheat Bluestem, $1.35
Turkey red, $1.30; fortyfold, $1.34
club, $1.33; Fife, $1.33; red Russian,
Barley $28 per ton.
Car receipts:- Wheat 13, oats 5,
barley 8, hay 6, flour 6.
Tacoma Wheat Wheat Quotations
on the local market, as furnished by
leading firms, are : Red Russian, $1.26
milling bluestem, $1.33; club, $1.30
forty-fold, $1.31; red Fife, $1.28.
, Fresh Meats Steers, Vie; cows,
lljc; heifers, 111 12c; wethers,
121c: dressed hogs, 12c; trimmed
sides, 161c; combinations, 161c
lambs, 1314c; Diamond T. C, 14c
yearlings, 13c; ewes, 11c.
Butter Washington creamery, 30
31c: Oreeon. 28&30c.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 8035c dozen
local cold storage, 2830c; Eastern,
Hay Clover, $1617; wheat, $14
15; Idaho timothy, $Z0tfJZl; aliens
burg, $17i20; mixed, $1719; al
Feed Corn, $36; cracked, $36
wheat, $44; whole barley, $30; rolled,
$31; shorts, $31; bran, $9; oats, $33
rolled oats, $34.
Cabbage, home-grown, 11c pound,
Carrots, local, $1 sack.
Potatoes California sweets, $2.25
2.60 cwt: Yakimas, $2021 ton
White River, $18.
COMBINATION automobile and
street hat Is a soft, close-fitting
affair, made of one of the fashionable
lightweight fur plushes, which are like
ly to be much used In millinery. These
plushes are more silky and more pli
able than ever before, and they are
the last word in the manufacture of
this fabric Some of them are marvel
ous Imitations of natural furs. Others
are new and rather eccentrle patterns
in combinations of color, and are
frankly plush without an attempt to
imitate anything. Others still may be
described as conventionalized copies ol
the markings In natural furs.
The small turban shown in the pic
ture Is made of plush which combines
a suggestion of broad tail and ermine.
Over the body of the Burface, which Is
black, blotches of white appear in
which black points of ermine-tall are
simulated. The crown Is an ample pull
of the material set In a coronet which
turns up to the width of about two and
a half Inches all around. At each side
Bhort straps, cut from the white por
tion of the pluBh, are sewed to the
crown at one end. These straps are
lined with thin satin and furnished
Made Especially for Misses
VERY special attention, In these days
of specializing, Is given to the
miss from sixteen to twenty years old,
In the matter of her millinery. After
our young lady has passed sweet six
teen, and up to the time that her school
days are finished, a fine discrimina
tion must be exercised In selecting
Two favorites In the world of vel
vet hats designed for misses are pic
tured here. They show an expert
sense of clothes on the part of their
designer. In these hats we see the
simplicity of trimming which Is char
acterlstlo of the season. And we are
confronted with a diversity of size
when the time comes to make a
Shapes range from the small close
fitting turban to the wide-brimmed
picture hat. The simplest of the
round turbans like that one shown
here, fall within the choice for misses.
and Street Hat
with a snap fastener at the other end.
By means of this the strap la fas
tened to the coronet. A third strap,
across the front, supports a single,
standing loop made of a fancy weave
In white plush. This loop terminates
in a square end which Is provided
with a snap' fastener. By means of
this fastening the veil can be held off
the face, or the veil may be taken off
and the trimming fastened down to.
the brim. Two views of the turban,
pictured here, make plain this method
of using the snap fastener on a hat
which must do duty as a street hat
and for automoblllng.
The long chiffon veil has stood the
test of time as the most practical
accessory of the autoistB' wardrobe. It
is well to choose It In a washable
quality and color. If carefully
handled, chiffon stands washing very
well , - '
For a long journey the hat pictured
here, designed for the cool days of
autumn and for winter, will be found
very comfortable. Added to this fine
attribute, it posnesseB the charm of
novelty In materia! and smart style
in design. JULIA BOTTOM LEY, '
But the largest of the wide-brimmed
hats are not for her. Their brims
are too eccentric and she must con
fine herself to simpler lines. i
But the miss Is not always confined
to the conventional In the choice of
her bat, even if she Is obliged to re
member simplicity. This Is very evt
dent In the striking and original tur
ban shown here. This odd shape, de
veloped In either plush or velvet, is
full of youthful dash. It Is perfectly
plain, having a crown that is a con
tinuation of the coronet. It might be
more accurately described as a cap
made In two tiers. It fits snugly to
the head and becomes a background
for the feather ornament which Is
posed at the front. In the picture this
Is a simulated bird's head. But even
Imitation birds are a little "taboo"
and a pretty made fancy feather will
prove a better choice for the young
girl. JULIA 60TT0MLEY.
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