Image provided by: Hood River County Library District; Hood River, OR
About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 11, 1916)
TAX IS PROPOSED
Democratic Senators Call for $1000
Reduction on Exemptions.
TREASURY WOULD BE BENEFITED
Surtax on Earnings of More Than
Two Millions To Be Increased
From 10 to 13 Per Cent.
Washington, D. C. Reduction of
the income tax exemption from $3000
to $2000 for single persons and from
$4000 to $3000 for those with families
was ordered recommended to the sen
ate Saturday by Democratic members
of the finance committee who are re
vising the house revenue bill.
The change is proposed in an amend
ment which would put the additional
$1000 taxes in a separate classification
and impose on it a normal tax of 1
per cent instead of the 2 per cent as
sessed against incomes of more than
$3000 for single persons and of more
than $4000 for married persons.
The amendment after an all-day dis
cussion prevailed by a majority of
only one vote, opposition persisting to
After announcement of the result by
ChaiTman Simmons, some of the Dem
ocratic senators said that the decision
was tentative and might be overturned
when the amendment was submitted to
the full membership of the committee.
The rollcall on the amendment was
not disclosed. Thoes who favored it
emphaiszed the grave necessity for ad
ditional revenue, and had estimates
before them showing that the proposed
exemption reductions would add about
$6,000,000 to the treasury. It prob
ably would increase several fold the
total number of taxable incomes.
The amendment is the second change
in the income tax proposed by the sen
ate Democrats, who voted to increase
the surtax on incomes in excess of
$2,000 000 from 10 to 13 per cent. It
is estimated that the surtax will bring
in $10,000,000 additional revenue.
Heat Wave in Chicago Worse
Than Ever; No Relief in Sight
Chicago After a brief respite which
doubtleess saved hundreds of lives in
that it gave the public an opportunity
to take a fresh grip on life, the deadly
heat wave again settled down over all
the Middle West Sunday and promises
to stay for several days.
Up to 8 o'clock the coroner had re
ports of two deaths from sunstroke and
four drownings in Chicago and there
were many prostrations. The official
temperature was 97, but on the streets
it was 100 and in the suburbs 101,
with scarcely a breath of air. The
percentage of humidity was also high
and the lake water at the bathing
beaches showed temperature of 78.
Dispatches from surrounding terri
tory told of numreuos prostrations and
much sickness, the result of the con
tinued heat. The few cool days in
Chicago were not felt in the surround
ing country, but were confined to the
district within a few miles of Lake
Michigan. Consequently the country
districts have been scorching and
smothering for practically 30 days
with no relief.
Weather forecasters say there is no
hope of cooler weather in sight.
Thirty-Three Infants Die in Day.
New York Thirty-three deaths
were caused by infantile paralysis here
during the 24-hour period ending at 10
a. m. Sunday. There was a decrease
of eight from the record of the pre
vious day. New cases of the disease
reported numbered 219, an increase of
24 over the previous s:4-nour period.
According to the health authorities,
the epidemic appeared to be spreading
faster in Brooklyn than in any of the
other four boroughs of the greater
city. Since the inception of the epi-
demic there have been 6023 cases, of
which 1099 have been fatal.
Soldiers Get Flea Bags.
New York Eighteen hundred
Beet bags," designed to protect the
troops from fleas which infest many of
the camps along tbe Mexican Dorder,
were forwarded Monday to the Boldiers
of the Twelfth Infantry, New York
National Guard, at McAllen, Tex., by
the women of the army and navy sup.
ply committee of the American De
fense society. The bags are filled with
naphthalene, and are made to fit over
. a man's shoulders, one end suspended
down his chest and the other down his
African Bullion Arrives.
Baltimore Between $2,000,000 and
$3,000,000 worth of gold bullion was
the principal part of the cargo of the
British steamer Susquehanna, which
arrived here Saturday from the west
coast of Africa. The bullion was soon
removed from the ship to four big ex
press wagons, which took it to a rail
Presumably it is now on its way to
Canada under guard of private detectives.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $1.05
per bushel; forty fold, 98c; club, 97c;
red fife, 97c; red Russian, 97c. '
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $26(3)
26.50 per ton; shorts, $2929.60; rol
led barley, $31.60(5532.60.
Corn Whole, $38 per ton ; cracked,
Hay Producers' prices: Timothy.
Eastern Oregon, $18.5020 per ton;
alfalfa, $13.50 14.60; wheat hay,
$13.6014.50; oat and vetch, $12
12 60; cheat, $11; clover, $10.
Butter Cubes, extras, 26c per
pound. Jobbing prices : Prints, ex
tras, 2729c; butterfat, No. 1, 26c;
No. Z, 24c, Portland.
Eggs Oregon ranch, exchange
price, current receipts, 26io per dozen;
Jobbing prices: Oregon ranch, can
dled, 26i27c; selects, 2728c.
Poultry Hens, 1415c per pound;
broilers, 1617c; turkeys, live, 20
22c; ducks, ll14c; geese, 89c.
Veal Fancy, lljc per pound.
Pork Fancy, lljc per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c$l per
dozen; tomatoes, 60c$1.10 per crate;
cabbage, $1.75 per hundred; garlic,
10c per pound; peppers, 67c; egg
plant, 10c; lettuce, $1 per crate; cu
cumbers, 7580c per box; peas, 45c
per pound; beans, 47c; celery, $1
per dozen; corn, 3040c.
Potatoes New, $1.05 1.85 per
Onions California,- $2 per sack;
Walla Walla, $2 per sack.
Green Fruits Apples, new, $1.25
1.75 per box; cherries, 510c per
pound; cantaloupes, 90c$2 per crate;
peaches, 3575c per box; watermel
ons, liljc per pound; figs, $11.50
per box; plums, 75c$1.35; pears, $1
2; apricots, $11.10; grapes, $1.75
2.25; blackberries, $1.25; loganber
ries, $1.25; raspberries, $1.601.75.
.Hops 1915 crop, 8llc per pound;
1916 contracts, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, fine, 23
26c; coarse. 3032c; valley, 3033c
Cascara Bark Old and new, 4c per
Cattle Steers, choice, $77.50;
good, $67; cows, good, $5.606.25;
heifers, $4 6.60; bulls, $3 4.75;
Hogs Prime light, $8.609.35;
good to prime, $7.758.10; rough
heavy, $7.507.75; pigs and skips,
Sheep Yearlings, $5.75 6.25;
wethers, $4.756; ewes, $2.605.60;
Hop Crop Is Doing Well.
The Oregon hop crop is doing well
and hop men are particularly pleased
with the condition of the yards. The
market is decidedly dull.
The Chicago Brewers' Bulletin says
of the trade situation in the East:
"Brewers are not buying except an
occasional small lot for immediate
wants. Most of the brewers are cov
ered by contract for some months to
come. Dealers are offering to sell at
somewhat lower figures than of late,
the decline in the Coast markets hav
ing made itself felt in the local and
The British embargo on hops is not
very strict, according to the Kentish
Observer, which says: "Notwith
standing the fact that the order prohi
biting the importation of foreign hops
came into force on June 8, imports
continue to bo received. The Board
of Agriculture reports that the inv
ports for laBt week were 6195 cwt.,
against 3334 cwt in the corresponding
week of 1915. The exports were
British, 390 cwt., against 432 cwt. in
1915; foreign and colonial, 199 cwt.,
against 21 cwt in 1915.
Big Prune Crop Indicated.
Ridgefield, Wash. Prune growers
in this part of the county are jubilant
over the bright prospects for one of
the greatest prune crops in its history,
notwithstanding the large damage
done by the Bilver thaw last winter.
Although it is about six weeks before
harvest trees in the orchards are
breaking down under the load of green
fruit. In Borne prune orchards the
ground is already strewn with broken
branches and growers have been shak
ing their trees rigorously in an effort
to prevent further damage.
U. S. Buys Cavalry Horses.
Lewiston, Idaho A delivery of eight
horses has just been made by Charles
Melkart, of the Upper Snake river, to
Martin & Reed, buyers of cavalry
horses for the United States govern
ment. A shipment of horses will be
made Tuesday, going to Los Angeles
for government inspection. The horses
delivered by Mr. Melkart averaged
1100 pounds and the price was $100
each. Mr. Melkart stated the season
has bean favorable for stockmen and
that the range in the upriver section is
in good condition.
Cowlitz Fair Dates Set.
Woodland, Wash.-The directors of
the Cowlitz County Fair association
have put at rest completely, the re
ports that have been circulated that
the association would not hold the an
nual fair, this year, by announcing the
dates as September 14, 15 and 16.
The school exhibition rooms will be
improved, although that part of the
fair was one of the principle attrac
tions last year.
Crop Prospects. Are Bright.
, Nez Perce, Idaho Crop prospects
on the Nez Perce and Camas prairies
have improved during the last 10 days,
and the spring grain, which was sown
about three weeks later than usual, is
expected to make a good average crop.
Several farmers have commenced cut
ting tbe fall grain, and reported a
good average crop.
Of General Interest
Oregon Will File for Share in
Government Good Roads Fund
Salem Oregon's full share of the
Federal good roads appropriation,
amounting to $78,000, for 1916, under
the Shackleford bill passed recently by
congress, will be claimed at once,
members of the State Highway com
mission and advisory board decided
Governor Withycombe, In behalf of
the State Highway commission, within
the next few days will make a formal
request of the secretary of Agriculture
for the money which it is desired to
use this year, if possible. He will re
quest Attorney General Brown for an
opinion regarding certain features of
the Federal law authorizing the appro
priation, and then will tender his for
mal request to the government for the
Decision to ask for Oregon s 1916
share of the Federal allotment provid
ed under the Shackleford measure was
made as a result of a conference of the
Highway commission with members of
the advisory board and a delegation
from Portland. The Portland repre
sentatives were urgent that action to
get the money be immediate, fearing
that to delay until the legislature
meets might result in the state's los
ing its allotment from the government
for this year.
Under the provisions of the govern
ment measure Oregon must match the
Federal appropriation with an equal
amount of money, which is to be ex
pended as may be dceided upon by
state highway officials and the Secre
tary of agriculture.
In matching the government appro
priation, assurances were given by the
Multnomath county delegation that the
county was already prepared to expend
$35,000 on road work on the Columbia
S. Benson said that he would give
$15,000 for road improvement, and the
highway commission decided to allot
$18,000 remaining in the highway
fund for work on Ruthton Hill on the
Columbia highway, . in Hood River
county. That leaves only $10,000 to
complete the $78,000 needed to match
the government allotment.
ine Makes Big Clean-up.
Grants Pass The largest individual
cleanup ever reported in Josephine
county is that of the Sammons-Cam-
eron-Logan mine at Waldo, in this
county, and brought to this city for
Four hundred and eighty-four ounces
of pure gold, molded into three hand
some pale-yellow bricks, were brought
to the banks of this city, the same be
ing valued at $9000. It is reported
that the balance of the cleanup, dis
bursed in other channels, will bring
the grand total up to upward of $14,
000 Thirty-four dayB of actual labor
are represented in the making of this
handsome return. This reliable old
hydraulic deep-gravel mine has been a
steady producer for over 60 years and
never fails of a handsome return to its
Grant Crops in Danger.
Baker Grasshoppers and gophers
are causing serious damage to hay,
grain and gardens in Grant county.
In the Long creek district the grass
hoppers have invaded hay fields. W.
H. Hiatt reports that his timothy is
becoming seriously damaged and he
fears that they will attack his grain
fields. They are known to have
caused considerable loss to other fields.
The ranchers are preparing to fight the
pest which, it is feared, may become
general. Gophers have been invading
gardens in that district and the loss is
very heavy, although it is not thought
it will be as general throughout the
county as that caused by the grasshop
Bend to Join in Exhibit.
Bend The Bend Commercial club
will join the other commercial organ
izations of Crook county in making an
exhibit at tbe State Fair at Salem this
fall. At a recent luncheon and meet
ing of the club support of the move
ment to the extent of $100 was pledged
and it was voted to send a representa
tive to the next meeting of the County
court to ask for an appropriation in aid
to the plan. The club also voted to
campaign for the proposal to extend
the city limits, which will be voted on
at a special city election August 15.
Florence Mill to Start.
Eugene According to word reach
ing Eugene from Florence, the Porter
Brothers sawmill will soon begin cut
ting 16,000,000 feet of lumber. It is
Baid that there are 10,000,000 feet of
logs in the mill pond, to which 6,000,
000 feet more will be added for the
run. It is estimated that the opera
tions will consume six months and that
100 men will be employed. The Porter
Brothers mill has not been in opera
tion for more than two years.
Big Sheep Shipment Made.
Baker Robert Stanfield, of Stan-
field, began Wednesday the shipment
of 9000 wethers and ewes from Baker
to a meat company in San Fancisco.
Tbe first shipment of 4500 started in a
special train. The remainder will be
sent at once. .
The sheep are from the grazing
lands in the Sumpter valley and are
part of an order for 100,000, practi
cally all of which has been shipped.
GERMAN PRISONERS BEHIND THE FRENCH LINES
Germans captured during the French
M I lit 1 -T-fca " . M I
) e JvX. t .-...i -- :
The necessity of destroying aeroplunes which fly over the Hues lu spying
anti-aircraft gun. The gun Is a mechanical perfection and rests In a movable
GERMAN GUN CREW
" ' ,, mum 'Vflj
lieniiiin Klin crew operating u miiclilne guu from u bomb-proof Bhelter of
earth, grass and timber. The gun tires UOO bullets a minute and is raking the
enemy's rifle pits 200 meters nway. The gun Is mounted on an elevation made
of planks and filled with earth.
TWO LEADERS ON
JL''14a I W
EmtnA nUbtotm I' jMBftwHSfiiiiw mi f rtrnumu hhmhb mwiwhJ
Gen. Sir Doulus llalg, commanding the British forces on the west
and Sir Pertab Slntii, high commander of the Indian forces. ,
offensive herded lu a temporary prison
GIANT ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN OF THE FRENCH
IN A BOMB-PROOF
THE WEST FRONT
41 J i
camp behind the lines.
tours has produced this monster i'reuch
turret which Is mounted on a heavy motor
TILLMAN HAS GINGER YET
Senator Ben V. Tlllrnnn of SouUk
Carolina lacks the fiery (lush and Im
petuosity which once characterized his
acts and utterances In the national
cupltol, but, while his health has been
bad for several years, he Is still strong
enough to poke about Into places
where he may learn something. Tbla
photograph shows him exploring on
of the aeroplanes which the National
Aerial Coast Patrol commission placed
near the senate ofllce building. Sena
tor Tillman Is chairman of tbe com
mittee on naval affairs.
Nothing to Fight For.
The Big Boss tells us an anecdote
about a husky colored boy who was
being urged to enlist at the public
"Waffo' should Ab go ao1 be a boI
iller?" he asked.
"Strong fellows like you ought to
fight for their country," said tbe re
"Yessah," responded the negro, "dat
kind o' tulk Is ull right fo' le
fahmahs let 'em fight foh dey coun
"But why shouldn't you fight for
"Me? Ah ain't got no country Ah
was raised In de city." Cleveland
"Your letter came. Glad you bought
a pair of horses. Hilda Is sick. She
has diphtheria, and she will die, I
think. Clara died this eve. She had
It, too. We are quarantined. Five
of Fisher's family have got It. My
wife Is sick. She hain't got It. If
this thing gets much worse we may
have to get a doctor. Them, trees 1
budding good. Everything Is O. K."
"Just look at that diamond tiara,
she gushed. "Isn't that dear?"
"Very,"' said her husband, as he
glanced at the tag.
And thea he called her attention to
some solid tin coffee pots at 48