The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930, June 16, 1916, Image 5

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longshoremen Return to Work Pending
Arbitration Conference.
San Francisco Lumber Plants Remain
Closed, and Most of Schooners
Await Result of Meetings.
San Francisco The Pacific Coast
longshoremen, who Btruck June 1 for
higher wages and a closed shop, went
back to work Saturday, pending the
result of a Beries of conferences, at
which a permanent wage scale and de
tails of working conditions will be de
termined and submitted to the union at
a referendum election.
Longshoremen returned to work un
der the wage scale and working rules
demanded by them, with the under
standing that these will remain in
force only until the permanent scale
and working rules are agreed upon be
tween employers and the Pacific Coast
board, and ratified by referendum vote
of the longshoremen. Closed shop is
one of the working rules included, it
being specifically agreed that only un
ion longshoremen shall be employed.
This does not mean that sailors or any
other employes must be union men.
The retail lumber dealers of the city
announced that the return to work of
the longshoremen would not make any
change as far as they were concerned,
and that for the present the lumber
yards would remain shut down. The
Pacific Coast Shipowners' association,
made up largely of the owners and
managers of steam schooners engaged
in the Coast lumber trade, also an
nounced that for the time being their
vessels would remain tied up.
Commissioner of Immigration Henry
M. White, of Seattle, who had been re
quested by the Department of Labor to
act as mediator in the strike, presided
at the session. The men were repre
sented by the executive committee of
the Pacific Coast district of the Inter
national Longshorenem's Union, and
the employers by a committee from
the local Waterfront Employers' Un
ion, which also acted for the shipown
ers of Puget Sound, Oregon and South
ern California ports.
Loss of Hampshire Caused by Eire.
Aberdeen, Scotland The British
cruiser Hampshire was seen to be
afire before she sank off the Orkney
Islands, while carrynig Earl Kitche
ner, the British war minister, to Rus
sia, according to statements of men on
trawlers and steamers arriving from
the Orkneys. The disaster occurred
last Monday night, only an hour after
Earl Kitchner and members of his
staff had embarked on the cruiser at
the extreme north of Scotland.
One trawler reported that the war
ship appeared to have blown up, al
though no explosion was heard, prob
ably on account of terrific storm that
was raging. Twenty minutes after
she was seen in distress and on fire the
Hampshire sank between Marwick
Head and Brough of Birsay, off the
western coast of the mainland of the
According to the reports, Earl Kitch
ener and the members of his staff were
placed in one of the ship's boats,
which got clear of the wreck but was
swamped in the terrific sea.
Mexican Rioters Burn U. S. Consulate.
1 Paso, Tex. The American con
sulate at Durango City, Durango, was
destroyed by fire during an anti-American
demonstration, according to in
formation received here by army officers
Friday night. The rioters applied a
torch to the building after dragging
the flag through the streets.
El Paso, Tex. Customs inspectors
at the international bridge here have
received instructions to permit no
American to enter Mexico from here
until further notice. No reason is
given for the order, which was receiv
ed by telegraph from Washington.
Newspaper Owner Dies.
Washington, D. C. John R. Mc
Lean, owner of the Washington Post
and the Cincinnati Enquirer, died at
his home here Friday after a long ill
ness. Mr. McLean, who was in his
68th year, had been suffering from a
complication of diseases for several
months. He was a native of Cincin
nati. As a young man he acquired his
father's interest in the Enquirer, and
in 1887 became sole owner of the pa
per. Then years ago he bought the
Washington Post For years he was
active in Ohio and National politics.
Japan Sends More Troops.
Tokio Japan is augmenting her
troops at Tien Tsin and Pekin by one
battalion, which was withdrawn from
Dairen on the Liao ' Tung peninsula
near Port Arthur. A dispatch from
London Thursday gave a report from
Tien Tsin that American troops at that
place had been ordered to hold them
selves in readiness to proceed to Pekin.
The troop movements probably indicate
apprehension of disturbances following
the death of President Yuan Shi Kai.
Portland Wheat Bluestem 95Jc
per bushel; forty-fold, 8Cc; club, 85c j
red Fife, 85c; red Russian, 85c.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $24
(5(24.60 per ton; valley timothy, $21(i
22; alfalfa, old crop, $lG(y:17; new
crop, $14.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $26(?5
26.50 per ton; shorts, $29 (y) 29.60;
rolled barley, $31.5032.60.
Corn Whole, $36 per ton; cracked,
Vegetables Artichokes, $1 per
dozen; tomatoes, $25 per crate; cab
bage, $2(f2.75 per cwt.; garlic, 10c
per pound; peppers, 25c; eggplant, 20
(a 25c; horseradish, 8Jc; lettuce, $2(?5
2.40 per crate; cucumbers, 75c(j$l
per dozen; spinach, 4fe6c per pound;
asparagus, $11.25 per dozen; rhu
barb, lj2c per pound; peas, 910c;
cauliflower, $1.25 per crate; beanB,
10c per pound.
Potatoes Jobbing prices: Oregon,
$1.50; California, new, 22Jc per
Onions Oregon, $l!502 per sack;
California red, $2.25.
Green Fruit Strawberries, 90c
$1.50 per crate; apples, $11.75 per
box; gooseberries, 4c per pound; cher
ries, $1.251.60 per box; cantaloupes,
$44.50 per crate; apricots, $1.50 per
box; peaches, $1.75 per box; water
melons, 2)c per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch current re
ceipts, 22J23e per dozen; candled,
24c. ,
Poultry Hens, 15c per pound;
stags, 10 11c; broilers, 22J 23c;
turkeys, live, 18 20c; turkeys,
dressed, choice, 2325c; duckB, 14
16c; geese, 10c.
Butter Cubes, extras, 25ic per
pound; cubes, prime firsts, 25c; firsts,
24Jc. Jobbing prices: Prints, extras,
2729c; butterfat, No. 1, 27c; No. 2,
26c; Portland.
Veal Fancy, 10Jllc per pound.
Pork Fancy, 11c per pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 1012c; 1916 con
tracts, ll12c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 22 23c;
valley, 3336c.
Cascara bark Old and new, 4c per
Cattle Steers, choice grass, $8
8.50; good, $8.158.60; cows, choice,
$7.758; good, $6.757.25; medium,
$6.257.25; heifers, $5.608; bulls,
$36; stags, $4.607.
Hogs Prime light, $8.30 8.40;
good to prime, $8.20 8.30; rough
heavy, $7.508; pigs and skips, $7.35
Sheep Yearlings, $7.50 8.50 ;
wethers, $77.60; ewes, $5.506.50;
lambs, $89.
Local Fruit and Produce
Plentiful On Tacoma Market
Tacoma Plenty of home-grown
strawberries forced the price down
again this week, the berries now being
quoted at $2.25, the lowest price this
season. The Kennewick berries are at
the end of their season and are inferior
in quality. Oregon berries are coming
in their, place, but only small lots are
being received.
Cantaloupes are popular, with the
trade, and the price is rapidly declin
ing to the regular summer level. Ap
ples are near the end of their season
and will soon be off the market. Cher
ries, apricots and plums are features
on the fruit market, coming from Cali
fornia in good condition.
Green peas are scarce and have ad
vanced to 10 cents a pound. The scar
city is said to be on account of unfa
vorable growing weather. Beans,
both green and wax, new beets, car
rots, turnips, head lettuce and new po
tatoes are arriving daily by express.
Hothouse tomatoes and cucumbers are
meeting with a better demand with
warm weather.
No change in the price of meat is
expected until about the middle of
next month when grass-fed cattle and
sheep will begin coming into the mar
ket. The price of meat goes down
with the abundance of grass, dealers
say. Fish is scarce, especially halibut.
Eggs, butter and cheese are holding
English Hop Embargo Pending.
Mail advices from England under
date of May 18 report the weather
very favorable for the growing crop,
and the hopyards as looking promising,
also that the labor difficulty seems to
have been overcome as regards work
in the hopyards. According to news
paper reports, the house of commons
on May 29 passed the second reading
of the bill which would reduce the out
put of beer 30 per cent on the 1913-14
output, or by 15 per cent of the 1914
15 output. This measure empowers
the government to prohibit the impor
tation of hops unlesB the home-grown
supply is insufficient to meet the re
quirements, when licenses for importa
tions are to be granted.
Rogne Salmon Catch Big.
Marshfield, Or. Although the fish
ing season on Rogue River iB two
months from its height, more fish have
been caught, canned and shipped from
there this season than for any other
time covering the same period in re
cent years. The Macleay estate has
shipped from its Wedderbum cannery
4000 cases of the fine Rogue River Chi
nook and has 2000 more cases packed.
The unusually large output is accounted
for by the intense rivalry among the
fighermen who are taking dangerous
chances in handling their drift nets.
Of General Interest
About Oregon
Tract Containing 360,000,000
Feet at Hood River Offered
HoodRiver With the probable Bale
by the United States Forest Service
this summer of a 7340-acre area of
virgin Douglas fir on the headwaters
of the west fork of Hood River, the
lumber industry the coming year, with
three other large mills, the average
daily cut of each reaching approxi
mately 90,000 feet, and some half
dozen lesser plants in operation, bids
fair to be stimulated to a record mark
in Hood River.
According to W. T. Andrews log
ging engineer, and Assistant District
Forester F. E. Ames, who were here
recently from Portland, the total
stutnpage of proposed fir sales reaches
approximately 360,000,000 feet. Ap
plication to have the forest area open
ed and offered for sale was made the
past winter by J. W. Palmer, a local
West Side orchardist, who has had
many years of experience in the lum
ber business on the Lower Columbia.
Mr. Palmer is a prospective bidder on
the huge tract.
The mission of Messrs. Andrews and
Amea here concerned a letter from the
local commercial club. The missive,
written several weeks ago, asking for
information on the proposed sale, ex
pressed the fear that the denudation
of bo large an area might be a menace
to the irrigation system of the valley
and was considered by the Forest Serv
ice as an indirect protest against the
Mr. Ames explained that the timber
would be cut after the usual manner of
logging in Douglas fir regions. It will
take probably from 10 to 12 years to
cut the entire acreage. Once or twice
each year the slashings will be burned
over, every precaution being taken to
guard against damage to adjoining na
tional forest acreage, as well as pat
ented timber lands.
"We find," said Mr. Ames, "that
reforestation of fir takes place most
readily after burning. We anticipate
from experience that we have had in
other Bimilar locations that reseeding
will be ample and that within a short
time the acreage will not only be cov
ered with young firs, but also a dense
undergrowth that will tend to conserve
rainfall as well as the forest trees that
will be taken off. By the time the
last of the timber is removed refor
estation of the first burned slashings
will have taken place."
Mr. Ames further showed that the
area embodied in the proposed sale
does not extend to the source of the
west fork of Hood River, which in
fact is fed by glaciers and would be
affected in no way by cutting of the
The government officials explained
that 25 per cent of the funds realized
from the proposed sale will be appor
tioned among Hood River, Clackamas
and Wasco counties, proportionate to
the area of the National forest within
their bounds. Ten per cent of the re
turns will be spent in building roads
or trails in the National forests of the
Following the explanation of the
forestry officials, the commercial club
members assembled at the specially
called meeting and voted unanimously
in an enthusiastic approval of the pro
posed timber sale.
Promoter Secures Coos Bay
Options for Vast Development
Marshfield W. J. Wilsey, who of
fered Coos Bay what he said was $10,
000,000 worth of industries in ex
change for good will and encourage
ment, left Coos Bay on Thursday, after
having been welcomed all over the
Coos Bay district and treated cordially
in offerings of property he desired to
accumulate. North Bend held a rous
ing meeting one night and leading citi
zens spoke a welcome that could not be
Mr. Wilsey's promises were so ex
tensive that some thought them over a
couple of days before committing
themselves to belief in his ability to
carry them through, but before he left
everybody seemed to be convinced.
People had boosted ever since Coos
Bay was a rivulet, but nothing sub
stantial excepting sawmills were es
tablished. It was asserted at the
North Bend 'meeting that miles of
water front, areas of land for indus
tries, timbered lands on the peninsula,
watersheds, were being held by per
sons who never had any intention of
utilizing them. These, the boosters
said, they would engage to secure at
reasonable figures, and expect them to
be converted into active commercial
Mr. Wilsey, when he left, had op
tions on all the Simpson Lumber com
pany holdings, on the L. D. Kinney
properties, on a large share of the
Flanagan estate holdings on the penin
sula, and on 3000 acres of coal land.
Probably 60 to 75 per cent of the prop
erty asked for was under option when
Mr. Wilsey departed for New York.
H. H. Corey I Promoted.
Salem H. H. Corey, of Baker, has
been appointed as a member of the
Oregon Public Service commission by
Governor Withycombe. Mr. Corey,
who was nominated in the recent Re
publican primaries for public service
commissioner for the Eastern Oregon
district, was appointed to fill out the
unexpired term of Clyde B. Aitchison,
resigned. Mr. Aitchison is now at
Washington, D. C, acting as solicitor
for the State Railroad commission in
cases before the Interstate Commerce
far ,
The presence of Austro-German and Bulgarian troops In the cities of Macedonia has made business unwontedly
lively. This pnotograph shows the market or Voles thronged with farmers who have brought live stock for sale.
A German "Fokker" brought down within the French UneB being carefully
wings are branches to hide it from enemy airmen.
Mountain battery, Company A of
extending far across the sands.
Sergt. Anna Hopkins, a Washing
ton society girl, at the keys of a field
telegraph outfit. Sergeant Hopkins Is
one of the three hundred women in
the camp of the National Service
school at Chevy Chase near Washing
ton. Complete Effacement.
"A previous witness testified that
the man vanished as completely as If
the earth had opened and swallowed
him up." "More so, your honor. He
vanished ai completely aa If he had
run over somebody with hli car."
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Mayor Thomas 13. Smith of Philadelphia (right) with Aviator Walter B.
Johnson In one of the hydroaeroplanes at the opening of the Glendinnlng
Aviation school at Esslngton, near Philadelphia.
Scarlet fever causes the Iosb of
nearly 9,000 lives, 83 per cent occur
ring before the tenth year of life.
After long experimenting a way has
been found to utilize the coarser tex
tiles of the fiber of the Cuban malva
plant, of which there are 11 varieties.
Success la attending experiments In
Sweden with perforating the webs of
street car rails to Increase their resil
iency and add to their life when laid
on rigid foundations.
examined by French ofilcer. On 1U
New York city Is to have another
magnificent church building that
which will house St, Bartholomew's
Episcopal church. It will occupy an,
entire block front on Park avenue,
from Fiftieth to Fifty-first street, and
will probably cost more than $4,000,
000. The rector of St. Bartholomew's,
Dr. Lelghton Parks, says that this vast
sum "cannot be raised on subscrip
tions of $5,000 and $10,000; It will re
quire subscriptions of $100,000." The
congregation believes that these sums
will be forthcoming.
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