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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 18, 1915)
OREGON NEWS Of GENERAL INTEREST
REVOLUTION IN REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL
. Highway Paving Tangle Settled.
Salem Informed that the Columbia
County court and the Consolidated Con
struction company has reached an
agreement that the company be paid
$65,000 for work on Columbia High
way, the State Highway commission
gave the county permission to reduce
its appropriation for roads this year
from $40,000 to $35,000.
Henry L. Bowlby, when state high
way engineer, estimated the amount
due the company at $54,500, so various
statements that the prospective settle
ment would be a vindication of that
official are proved to have been ground
less by the county allowing the com
pany $10,500 more than he recommend
ed be paid.
The commission's reason for permit
ting the county to reduce its appropri
ation $5000 was that it had reduced
the state appropriation of $60,000 rec
ommended by Major Bowlby to $50,
000, the county appropriation having
been made on the belief that it would
be allowed the amount recommended
by the engineer from the state.
While the commission at numerous
hearings declared that it was not with
in its jurisdiction to settle the differ
ences between the county and the com
pany, sufficient evidence was produced
to show that the company probably
was entitled to more money thn the
engineer recommended be paid. The
company, however, declined to state
the amount it desired, contending that
it was the duty of the highway depart
ment to have the work rechecked and
correct the figures. This the commis
sion said it could not authorize, al
though there was a partial recheckine
by a private engineer, who reported i
that the company was entitled to sev
eral thousand more than Major Bowlby
Commission Aides Named.
Salem State Insurance Commis
sioner Wells announces that James P.
Moffett, of Portland, chairman of the
committee on fire insurance on the
Code commission appointed by Gover
nor Withycombe, had named the fol
lowing to act with him in preparing a
fire insurance bill for submission to
the next legislature.
F. E. Beach, reprsenting the Ore
gon domestic fire insurance companies;
John H. Burgard, representing the
general agencies in Oregon; Harvey
O' Bryan, representing the Salem
salesmen agencies; W. A. Williams,
representing Eastern insurance com
panies; Chester Deering, representing
special agents, and J. C. Veazie, who
will be the attorney for the commit
tee. A meeting of the committee will be
called in a few days to consider a
standard policy form, rates and the
suggestion for a state fire marshal.
Boat to Coquille Planned.
Marshfield John R. McGee, owner
of the Riverton coal mine on the Co
quille river, has asked merchants on
the Coquille river to guarantee him
freight shipments coming out of Port
land and promises to charter a 300-ton
vessel to ply between Portland and
the Coquille river. Mr. McGee recent
ly returned from Portland, where he se
cured contracts with coal dealers to
handle 200 tons of coal weekly and re
ceived assurances from the Portland
Chamber of Commerce of 200 tons of
freight for each return trip, providing
merchants on the Coquille favored the
It is Mr. McGill's intention to give
weekly service between Riverton and
Portland and if a market can be se
cured for 300 tons of coal each week,
the northbound trips would be capacity
Suit Aimed at Bond Sale.
Roseburg A suit was filed in the
Circuit court here to test the validity
of the railroad bonding election held
in Roseburg recently. The plaintiff is
Harry Pearce, president of the Robb
burg Commercial club, and the object
stated is to restrain the mayor and re
corder from issuing or selling the said
bonds. The complaint is lengthy and
covers in detail the legal procedure
leading up to the bond election. Mr.
Pearce is a booster for the railroad and
the suit is a friendly one to determine
the validity of the procedure.
Two Counties to Build Road.
Tillamook The County courts of
Yamhill and Tillamook counties, at a
session in this city, decided to form a
joint road district to build the Sour
Grass route, each county appropriating
$10,000. It is the intention of the
County courts to call for bids at once,
and it is estimated that the road can
be built and planked in 60 days for
Salmon Outlook Good.
Astoria General Manager Barker,
of the Columbia River Packers' asso
ciation, received a wireless message
from Chignik Bay, Alaska, stating
that everyone connected with the asso
ciation's cannery there is in the best
of health. The message also stated
that preparations are being made to
begin packing fish and the outlook for
the season is good.
Boston Gets Wool Clip.
Echo A ' large sale of wool was
made here recently, 125,000 pounds of
1915 clip going at a private sale. The
price was not made public. The wool
was sold by Antone Vey and Joseph
Monese, and was bought by Crimmins
& Pierce, of Boston, Mass. It is now
being baled for shipment.
Growing Filberts in Oregon..
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis Although filbert growing in
Oregon is still in the experimental
stage, there have been good results in
seveial instances. This was to be ex
pected, since wild hazelnuts grow in
Western Oregon, and the same condi
tions are required in the main for the
production of the filbert. Professor
C. I. Lewis calls attention to the fact
that filbert-growing on the experiment
station farms at Corvallis is quite sat
isfactory up to this time and promising
for the future, although nothing defi
nite regarding the success of the in
dustry under Oregon conditions can be
"For the past two years," says Pro
fessor Lewis, "three of the six-year-old
trees on the Btation grounds have
borne at the rate of 1,000 pounds of
nuts per acre, the varieties being Bar
celona, DuChilly and d'Alger. Other
varieties which are being tried out are
Daviana, Kentihsm Cob, Cob Filbert,
White Aveline, Red Aveline, Purple
Aveline, Crosse Blanche, Montebello,
Nottingham, and Hall das Geantes.
Some of the varieties bore a few nuts
the second season from planting, and
all of them bore some the third season,
although it was not until the fourth
year that anything like a commercial
crop was harvested from any of the
"There are two possible drawbacks
to filbert culture. One is the squirrels.
If one is planting the nuts, he will
have to watch the squirrels closely in
the fall or it will not be necessary to
hire help to harvest the crop. The
second possible drawback is the blight,
a disease that was said to be serious in
years past. The plant pathologists at
this station are working on this dis
ease at the present time and seem to
feel somewhat encouraged. The filbert
is a nut which will sell readily and
probably will be very profitable. One
will simply have to run the chance of
blight for the time being, and can
probably guard against the squirrels
by taking a few precautions.
"The propagation of filberts by nuts
is not recommended; the seedlings
show too wide a range of variation to
warrant this practice. The best plan
is to obtain one-year old or two-year
old trees from a nursery. Any one of
the leading nursery firms of the North-
west can probably furnish all the com
mon varieties of filberts.
"The filbert is usually propagated
by means of hard wood cuttings. Cut
tings from six to eight inches are
made late in September or early in
October, tied in bunches of twenty
five to fifty, and packed in moist sand
or sawdust, where they remain during
the winter. By spring the lower ends
will usually be calloused over, and
when the ground is still damp they are
lined out in the nursery row, and the
top of the cutting coming at about the
surface of the ground.
"During the winter the cuttings
should not be in a placed where water
collects or where it is too wet, but
simply kept moist and cool. Of course,
the cuttings are made of last season's
growth, just as the cuttings of grapes,
currants or gooseberries. In fact,
both the method of making the cut
tings and treatment which the filbert
should receive is practically identical
with that employed for these other
"Filberts may be planted from ten
to fifteen feet apart.
Newberg Wins $50,000.
Newberg The members of the
FriendB' denomination here are occu
pied this week with the yearly meet
ing of Friends, with a large atten
dance from Oregon, Idaho and Wash
ington. It was announced early in the
session that the fund for Newberg Col
lege, to which James J. Hill promised
$50,000, had reached the required
amount to make Mr. Hill's gift a cer
tainty. He promised the donation on
condition that the remainder of
$100,000 endowment be raised.
One of the prominent speakers at
the meeting of Friends is B. Willey
Beede. of the Kennedy School of Mis
sions, of Hartford, Conn., Theological
School, who has made daily addresses
on the subject of missions maintained
by the Friends in many parts of the
country. At a special temperance
meeting an address was made by Rev,
Charles M. Lascault, of Haviland,
The subjects calling for general dis
cussion thus far have been "Evange
listic and Uhurch Extension work,
"Literature," "Temperance," "Edu
cation" and "Systematic Giving.'
The exercises have been interspersed
with vocal and instrumental music.
Portland Wheat : Bluestem, 95c;
forty-fold, 94c; club, 96c; red Fife,
90c; red Russian, 85c.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $27tfi!
27.50 ton; shorts, $2828.50; rolled
Corn Whole, $36 ton; cracked, $37.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $15
16; valley timothy, $12 () 12.50;
grain hay, $1012; alfalfa, $12.50
Vegetables Cucumbers, Oregon, 40
75c dozen; artichokes, 75c; toma
toes, $5 crate; cabbage, l2e pound;
celery, $3.50 crate; head lettuce, $1
15; spinach, 5c pound; rhubarb, 1
2c; peas, 46c; beans, 67c; cauli
flower, $1.25 crTate; carrots, $11.50
sack; beets, $1.50; turnips, $1.35.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 1818Jc dozen; candled, 20
Poultry Hens, 12c; broilers, 18
24c; turkeys, dressed, 2224c; live,
1618c; ducks, old, 910c; geese, 8
Butter Creamery, prints, extras,
271c pound; cubes, 21i23c.
Green Fruits Strawberries, Oregon,
$1.101.25 crate; apples, $1.502.50
box; cranberries, $1112 barrel; cher
ries, 410c pound; gooseberries, 2
4c'; cantaloupes, $2.754.25 crate.
Potatoes Old, $1.852 sack; new,
Onions Yellow, $1 1.50 sack;
white, $1.75; red, $1.75.
Veal Fancy, 9J10c pound.
Pork Block, 1010Jc pound.
Hops 1914 crop, 10llc; contracts,
Wool Eastern Oregon, medium,
25c; Eastern Oregon fine, 1820c;
valley, 2528c; mohair, new clip, 30
Cascara bark Old and new, 44Jc
Gram bags Nominal, 7i71c
Cattle Best Bteers, $7.307.65;
good, $7 7.25; medium, $6.75 7;
choice cows, $6.S56.60; good, $1
6.35; heifers, $57; bulls, $3.505;
Hogs Light, $7.508.10; heavy,
Sheep Sheared wethers, $66.75;
shearedjewes, $45.25; sheared lambs,
Full wools, $1 higher.
Oregon Beats All at Fair.
San Francisco Oregon has set
record in the number of prizes and the
state and its individual exhibitors have
carried off at the Panama-Pacific Ex
position. Most, of them have been in
the departments of horitculture and
In both of these fields the state has
won a grand prize. In addition to
these, individual exhibitors have been
awarded three medals of honor, 23
gold medals, 69 Bilver medals and 89
bronze medals. Among the awards
was the grand prize for forage.
Geology Professor to Begin Survey,
University of Oregon, Eugene Gra
ham J. Mitchell, assistant professor of
geology at the university, has gone to
Curry county, where he will pass three
months surveying and mapping the
mineral resources of a hitherto unsur
veyed tract in the southwest corner of
Below, a view of the city of Lisbon which was bombarded by the revolutionists from a warship In the Tagns,
whence this picture was taken. Above, a regiment of Portuguese Infantry marching through the streets ot the
Oregon Exhibit Wins First Prize.
San Francisco The Oregon horti
cultural exhibit, C. N. Ravlin, of Hood
River, chief, has received the gold
medal in close competition with Wash
ington, Idaho and California and East
ern states and foreign nations.
The jury on awards was composed of
famous horticulturists from The Neth
erlands, Japan, California and the
East. A tremendous triumph for the
state. Oregon spent on her exhibit
$2500; Washington, $7500, and Cali
fornia a much larger sum. Success of
Oregon is due to her exhibit being
purely horticltural in character, every
item being practical for horticultural
There is tremendous enthusiasm
among Oregonians here over Oregon's
first big capture, horticulturally, from
Northwest Hops on Steamer Inkum
There were 4306 bales of Pacific
Coast hops on the British steamer In
kum, which was struck by a German
submarine's torpedo off the coast of
England Friday morning. Eight hun
dred bales of the cargo consisted of
Oregon hops, 1000 pales of Washing
ton hops, and there were 2300 bales
from California. The shippers of Ore
gon hops were James Pincus, of Ta
coma, who had 404 bales on board the
ill-fated steamer; H. L. Hart, of Port
land, had 206 bales, and Louis Lach-
mund, of Salem, 190 bales.
The loss of these hops has as yet had
no effect on the market at this end,
Cable offers have been made to Eng
lish dealers to replace the quantities
that went down, but the offers met
with no response. The losses fall on
the English importers.
Sara Mill on Full Force.
Ridgefield, Wash. The sawmill be
longing to the Allen & Ryan Lumber
company at Sara, about six miles
southeast of Ridgefield, is running full
force and has orders that will require
until fall to fill. They may continue
to operate during the winter. This
mill, although not a large one, employs
about 20 men and about 16 in the log
ging camp near by.
The logging railroad, over which
shipments are Bent from the mill at
Sara to Knapps Station on the main
line of the Northern Pacific railroad
for their destination, employs a num
ber of men. Enough timber is avail
able close by to keep them running for
about two years. The capacity of this
mill is about 30,000 feet every 10
Boston Orders Loganberries.
Eugene An order from Boston for
20,000 pounds of dried loganberries is
announced by J. O. Holt, of the Eu
gene Fruit Growers' association. The
one order is nearly as large as the total
loganberry output of the Eugene drier
last year. The price is favorable.
though not made public. An increased
demand is expected this year for the
loganberry juice, a beverage intro
duced by the Eugene association last
year. The plans of the Commercial
club are to present the passing Shriner
excursionists in July with samples.
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Liglueeii leaders In commercial Ute in China are now touring the United States and are being entertained
lavishly wherever they stop. The photograph shows Col'ector of the Port Davis at San Francisco extending greet
ings on behalf of President Wilson to Chang Chen Haun, chairman of the party.
ALFRED VANDERBILT'S SON
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Little Alfred Gwynne Vanderbllt,
Jr., whose father was one of the vic
tims of the Lusitanla disaster, will
share In the fortune of between $50,
000,000 and $70,000,000 left .by his par
ent. The lad's mother was MIbs Mar
garet Emerson of Baltimore. He Is
not yet three years old.
Cottonseed Meal a Good Food.
Cottonseed meal as a human food Is
being urged by Dr. O. S. Fraps, state
chemist and chemist to the experiment
station at the agricultural and me
chanical college. Cottonseed meal is
urged as a substitute, not for flour, but
for meat, providing the same elements
necessary for the proper support and
development of the human system as
"Cottonseed meal flour is now be
ing used extensively in Texas, and In
view of the high price of meat and
the general financial condition of the
people of the' state, this flour should
come into a much wider use, says
Doctor Fraps. "It Is palatable, and If
eaten In the proper ration, makes an
excellent substitute for meat."
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tion station on the Austrian frontier.
JAPAN AFTER GERMAN TOY TRADE
Japanese manufacturers are making a determined effort to obtain as.
much as possible of the trade formerly held by Germany. Some time ago the
government made a display of German toys that sold well In America, and
the Japanese have turned their attention to duplicating these articles. Tbm
picture shows a Tokyo toymaker manufacturing dolls for the American