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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1916)
Of General Interest
Crop Shortage Will Be Offset
by Higher Prices This Year
Washington, D. C. The monthly
bulletin of the Federal Reserve board,
issued this week, disscussing business
conditions of the Pacific Coast, says :
"While the crops of this section will
be less than the average, due to dam
age by late frosts and drouth, the
farmers and fruit growers will be pro
tected from, loss through the greater
prices which they will receive for their
products. Peach growers who last
year permitted their crops to rot on
the trees because of the unprofitable
prices prevailing are this year con
tracting to sell their product, which
will be 40 to 60 per cent of the aver
age, at more than double the prices
prevailing at the same time last year.
"The damage from the frost to ap
ples and pears in the Northwest has
been quite serious and general but the
prediction is made that notwithstand
ing this the year's crop will exceed
that of 1915.
This year's grain crop of the twelfth
district will be from 20 to 30 per cent
less than that of last year. This short
age is due to the unusual drouth which
has prevailed during the Bpring in cer
tain parts of California. A material
decrease in acreage is reported from
the Northwest. It is asserted that the
carry over from last year's wheat crop
in Oregon and Washington equals 20
to 40 per cent of last year's crop.
"Mining during the past year has
been the most profitable industry
within this district. The next most
profitable one has been livestock.
"Recent rains in Idaho have greatly
benefitted the grazing lands. Sheep,
wool and cattle are all bringing high
prices in all of the states of this dis
trict. Dairying is also prosperous."
Representative Sinnott Now
Wears Oregon Jackrabbit Fedora
Washington, D. C High-grade felt
hats can be manufactured from the fur
of Oregon jackrabbits. This is no
longer a theory, but a demonstrated
fact, and Representative N. J. Sinnott,
of Oregon, is today proudly wearing
the first and only felt fedora ever man
ufactured in the country from jackrab
Last winter Mr. Sinnot discovered
that felt hat manufacturers were em
barrassed because their supply of Ger
man rabbit fur was cut off with the
war. It occurred to him that jackrab
bit fur might be substituted and he
sent to Oregon for a consignment of
jackrabbit skins. These he turned
over to the largest and best-known hat
manufacturers in the East, , with the
request that they experiment with the
rabbit fur and determine its suitabili
ties for hat manufacture.
The jackrabbit hat seems to be the
equal of any $5 felt hat on the market.
It is of fine, soft texture, smooth to
the touch and clear in color and grain.
Members who examined it pronounced
it a first-class headpiece and one that
ought to command a good price in the
Mr. Sinnott was told by manufactur
ers, who entered upon the experiment
with some doubts, that the Oregon
jackrabbit fur made a much better hat
than they had anticipated. He also
learned from them that jackrabbits; to
be valuable for hat manufacture must
be killed in the winter months, when
the fur is heaviest, and must come
from the colder portions of the West.
New Route Proposed.
Klamath Falls A new road to
shorten the distance from Eugene to
Klamath county points and to make a
new route for tourists from that sec
tion bound for California, is being con
sidered in this city. Arrangements
have been completed for taking the
question up with the County court next
week at its regular July term. The
present route from Eugene to Crescent
is via McKenzie Pass and Bend, a dis
tance of 170 miles. The proposed
route, in connection with the old mili
tary road, would make the distance
from Eugene to Crescent 109 miles and
would have the effect of routing the
southern-bound tourist through Cres
cent via Crater Lake and Klamath
Falls and on into California via Tule
Lake road, through the Modoc lava
New Coast Line Hinted.
Cottage Grove The fact that sever
al routes from here towards the coast
have been tentatively surveyed and
that it is known that owners of large
bodies of timber in the vicinity of Lo
rane wish to find a cheap way of get
ting it to market, leads to the belief
that a railroad from here in a westerly
direction is a possibility of the next
few yearB. The extension of the Ore
gon Pacific & Eastern in this direction
was announced about three years ago,
but was abandoned on account of the
stringency of the money market
Record Mortgage Filed.
Astoria One of the largest mort
gages filed in Clatsop county for many
years was recorded this week. It was
given by the Crown Willamette Paper
company to the Continental & Com
mercial Trust & Savings bank and
Frank H. Jones, of Chicago. It covers
all the paper company's extensive tim
berland holdings in Oregon and Cali
fornia and was given as security for
$6,000,000 in 6 per cent bonds, issued
by the company.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat Bluestem, 96c
per bushel; fortyfold, 86c; club, 83c;
red Fife, 83c; red Russian, 83c.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $23
24 per ton; valley timothy, $1819;
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $26
26.50 per ton; shorts, $2929.50; rol
led barley, $31.6032.50.
Corn Whole, $37 ton; cracked, $38.
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c$l per
dozen;' tomatoes, $1.50 1.65 per
crate; cabbage, $22.25 per hundred;
garlic, 10c per pound; peppers, 25c
eggplant, 10c; horseradish, 8Jc; let
tuce, $11.25 per crate; cucumbers,
75c$1.15 per dozen; spinach, 45c
per pound; asparagus, 75c$l per
dozen; rhubarb, 1J 2c per pound;
peas, 4e; cauliflower, $1.25 per crate;
beans, 89c per pound; celery, $1
1.15 per dozen; corn, 6575c.
Potatoes Old, $1.50; California,
new, 22Jc per pound.
Onions California red and yellow,
.25 per sack.
Green Fruit Strawberries, 75c
$1.25 per crate; apples, new, $2 per
box; cherries, 35c per pound; canta
loupes, 50c$2.25 per crate; apricots,
$1.351.75 per box; peaches, $11.10
per box; watermelons, 2c per pound;
figs, $11.50 per box; raspberrieB,
$2.252.75; plums, $1.35; prunes,
Eggs Oregon ranch, exchange
prices: Current receipts, 21 Jc per
dozen; rots and cracks out, 22c; ex
tras, 23ic Jobbing prices: Oregon
ranch, candled, 25c.
Poultry Hens, 14c per pound; stags,
10c; broilers, 17J18c; turkeys, live,
20 21c; dressed, choice, 23 25c;
ducks, 1520c; geese, 1012c.
Butter Cubes, extras, 25c; prime
firsts, 24 jc; firsts, 24c; seconds, 22 J c.
Jobbing prices: Prints, extras, 27
29c; butterfat, No. 1, 27c; No. 2, 26c,
Veal Fancy, 10Jllc per pound.
Pork Fancy, 1010jc per pound.
Hops 1915 crop, 8llc per pound;
1916 contracts, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, fine, 23
25c per pound; coarse, 3032c; val
Caseara Bark Old and new, 4c per
Cattle Steers, good, $7.607.75;
cows, choice, $6.757.50; good, $6.25
6.50; heifers, $5.50 5.75; bulls,
$35.75; stags, $4.607.
Hogs Prime light, $8.058.25;
good to prime, $88.05; rough heavy,
$7.507.75; pigs and skips, $6.60
Sheep Yearlings, $6.50 7.50;
wethers, $5.506.50; ewes, $4.756;
Higher Prices for Beans Are
Named in California Advices
Portland There was some talk of
an 11-cent bean market Wednesday,
but jobbers were adverse to putting
out such an extreme quotation, not
withstanding the further advance in
the South. In fact, Portland jobbing
prices are below a parity with Califor
nia. It is believed there are enough
beans here to meet the restricted re
quirements during the remainder of
the old-crop year, but if the supply is
exhausted, it cannot be replenished at
existing prices. While the main fac
tor in the Btrength of the market is
the government demand, there is little
doubt that speculation has played an
important part in bulling prices in the
South. The available supply of white
beans in California is limited, and ap
pears to have passed into strong specu
Advices received from San Fran
cisco said small whites were practi
cally cleaned up at shipping points at
91 cents and very few Lady Washing
tons were left at 9 cents. There was
a good demand for Limas, which were
advancing in sympathy with the high
prices of white beans.
Baker Wool Not Sold.
Baker, Or. Out of 148,000 pounds
of wool, practically all fine, offered
this week in Baker at the annual wool
sale, only 23,000 pounds were sold, al
though other deals which may be
closed later were pending. High bids
on fine wool ranged from 23 cents to
25 cents, while for 4000 pounds of
coarse wool from the Sels-Ashford
ranch, in Grant county, a high bid of
28 cents was received. Isador KoBh
land, of Portland, was the bidder.
With the exception of 10,000 pounds
sold by Walter Steiger, of Baker, at
25 cents, to John Glorieux, of Woon
socket, R. I., all the clips offered were
from Grant county. The only other
clip sold was that of J. C. Moore, who
sold to Mr. Glorieux at 24 cents.
Mrs. Kenneth McRae, of Prairie
City, had the largest clip for sale, 615,
000 pounds. It is understood that a
private bid made tops the price being
offered openly. Mascall & Ringsmyer,
of Dayville, were offered 23 cents for
their 40,000-pound clip by Mr. Kosh
land, while C. H. Green, of Portland,
offered to take over the 16,000 pounds
of fine wool from the Sels-Ashford
ranch at 23 cents.
Growers To Be Helped.
Hood River The Apple Growers'
association has just sent out letters
asking all affiliated growers to desig
nate the different kinds of commercial
fruits grown by each. Where the as
sociation does not handle the product
of a grower, it will guide the grower
to the trade that will handle it. Royal
Ann, Governor Wood and Centennial
cherries are maturing this week. The
fruit has been told to the cannery at
The Dalles for net price of 5 cents
per pound. The prospects for black
cherries are better than ever before.
A remarkable trio are the BaronesB De T'Serglaes, her husband, the baron, and Miss Chisholm. who are shown
In this photograph made in London shortly after their arrival from the front where they spent 19 months. They
went out almost at the beginning of the war, and the ladies won for themselves the title, "Heroines of Pervyse." They
have been awarded the highest of all Belgian military orders by King Albert. The baron has been twice decorated
by King Albert for bringing down German aircraft. The combination motorcycle shown here was especially de
signed by the baroness for use at the front.
REORGANIZED SERBIAN ARMY JO I N STIIEALIJES
Reorganized and re-equipped, a Serbian army of 100,000 has joined the forces of the allies in Greece. The photo
graph shows part of the first section of this army marching to the camp at Salonlkl.
SENATOR A. B. CUMMINS
II " " " " 'I
Latest snapshot of Albert B. Cum
mins, United States senator from
A large firm In Aberdeen, says
Pearson's Weekly, recently engaged
as office boy a raw country youth.
It was part of his duties to attend
to the telephone in his master's ab
sence. When first called upon to an
swer the bell, in reply to the usual
query, "Are you there?" he nodded
assent. Again the question came, and
still again, and each time the boy
gave an answering nod. When the
question came for the fourth time,
however, the boy, losing his temper,
roared through the telephone:
"Man, a' ye blind? I've been nod
din' me head off for the last half
It Works, Too.
A small toy's idea of leaving foot
prints on the sands of time is to sneak
across a newly-made cement walk.
Columbus, Ohio, Citizen.
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OF PERVYSE VISIT
The "Jolly Millers" of song and story have given way, like other time
honored occupations filled by men, to women. Nottingham, England, has a
number of girl millers. They attend to- all the work excepting the heavy
weight lifting, which is done by men. Garbed in ovoralls, from early dawn till
set of Bun the "Jolly Millers" go about their task with a song on tholr lips.
Arab laborers are now successfully
operating two American brlckmaklng
machines In what is said to be the
original site of the Garden of Eden.
When the contract was given by the
Turkish government to a British com
pany, the use of concrete was consid
ered. When this plan proved too ex
pensive, it was decided to use bricks
made by the Arabs in the vicinity. But
these bricks were made by hand, and
were as costly as the concrete. Ma
chines for making bricks were next
Imported from England, Germany and
Belgium, and each was In turn found
to be too complicated to be used by
the Arabs. Finally a couple of Ameri
can brlckmaklng plants were In
stalled, and these proved so simple
that the laborers could easily work
them. Those In charge of the
scheme to Irrigate the Tlgro-Euphrates
valley are so pleased with the results
that other kinds of machines are be
ing sent there from America.
Go to War In Autos.
Tha soldier goes to battle nowadays
Just as you go to your office, Bhop,
or mill In a motor-bus nr tramcar.
Eighty thousand men went Into the
battle of the Marne in taxlcabs from
Paris. Now motorbuses are working
like tramcars all along the frontt They
form an almost endless procession.
"I'm a plain-spoken person," said
the aggressive man.
"That's lucky. You're at least one
subscriber who saves the telephone
operator the trouble of asking you
to repeat your number."
PECULIAR EYES OF FISHES
Scientific Study Has Demonstrated'
Many Facts Not Hitherto Known
to the World.
In the effort to discover why fishes
are so near-sighted, scientists have
been making some remarkable experi
mental studies of their eyes. One of
the many interesting facts which these
studies revealed was that fishes' eyes
compared with human eyes are rela
tively large. The length of the eye of
a fish is ordinarily about one-twentieth1
of its length, while the length of the
eyeball of a man is from a sixtieth to
a seventieth of his height 1
The eyes of fishes are in constant
use except when they are asleep
Most fishes have noyellda, their eyes;
being protected from Injury by a shiny'
material or by a thick transparent
skin. The puffer, or swellflsh, which
habitually burrows in sand at the bot
tom of the water, has eyelids which
cover the eyeballs when closed, the
lower eyelid being larger than the
In the experimental work the eyes
of normal fishes were first examined
with the retinoscope, then by electrical
stimulation the focus was changed
from distant to near objects.
It was found that, contrary to state
ments sometimes made, the eyes of
fishes when swimming were focused
for distant vision. Fishes are able to
focus their eyes on near objects as
close as four inches by the action of
the superior and Inferior muscles; they
have no ciliary muscles. It was found
possible by operation on the oblique
muscles to make the fish near-sighted,
far-sighted, or astigmatic
LESSON FROM THE FLOWERS
Gentleners and Tolerance Are Taught
by Sweet Things of Garden
and Field. '
What a freedom from cares and
perplexities one finds among the
flowers. They are never unkind; you
may be with them from morning till
night and not have one bitter mem
ory or disagreeable thought to take
with you to your pillow. A tiger lily
won't dig its claws into your breast,
the calla lily will not prolong her
call indefinitely. The sweet William's
honeyed personality is honest and sin
cere; sweetness fiat will not under
fancied provocation turn Into vinegary
The snowdrops will not chill you
with cold words and looks. The dog
wood will not bark at you or dog
your footsteps. There is a clump of
the beautiful variegated variety bend
ing over a quiet corner of the fish
pond, its pretty leaves reflected In
the water. It baa no canine faults, but
all the canine virtues, fidelity no run
ning away from the mistress to follow
Jack in the pulpit does not preach
too loudly or make awkward gestures,
taking your mind insensibly from the
heavenly message he is striving to de
liver and which your soul desires to
grasp, the mind being willing but tha
body weak. V
The Swiftest Thing We Know. ?
So far as we know, Galileo was ther
first to try to verify the suspicion
that light was not really free from
the conditions which trammel ordi
nary motion. In hie endeavor to meas
ure the speed of light, Galileo' sta
tioned two observers a couple of miles
apart at night each armed with a dark
lantern. One of them suddenly dark
ened his lantern, and tho other was
Instructed to do the same, the moment
that the first light disappeared. Gal
ileo reasoned that if light really took
a finite time to cross the distance, it
would be measured by half the Inter
val between the darkening of the first
observer's lantern and the disappear
ance of the second light from his gaze.
The argument was perfectly sound,
but as the time in question was about
one-fifty thousandth part of a second,
it is no wondor that the observer
failed to detect it. Yet it is on a
quite similar plan that all the modern
experimental determinations of tha
speed of light have been made.
Surely Prize Scarecrow.
An American tourist bad been boast,
lng again in the village Inn, says Lon
"Talking of scarecrows," he said,
with a drawl, "why, my father once
put one up, and it frightened the
crows so much that not one entered
the field again for a year."
He looked triumphantly around his
audience. Surely that had settled
those country bumpkins.
But he was to meet his match.
"That's nothing," retorted one farm
er. "A neighbor o' mine once put a
scarecrow into his potato patch and It
terrified the birds so much that ona
rascal of a crow who had stolen some
potatoes came next day and put them
The Locust as Human Food.
The curious spocles of insect llfo,
known as the locust, which, according
to its family traditions, visits and pays
Its respects to the outside world once
In 13 or 17 years, has furnished much
food for discussion among scientists,
students and farmers. In addition to
these there are others who anticipate
with pleasure the advent of the locust,
for whatever might be said about tho
strange creature, in spite of Its de
structive ability and Its appetite for
choice foliage, it has one good qual
ity which was probably discovered by
no less a person than John the Bap
tist when he decided that specimens
which he found In the desert war
good to eat