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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 8, 1916)
Of General Interest
Oregon & California Grant
Land Taxes May Be Limited
Eugene George M. Brown, attor
ney general of Oregon, intimated at a
meeting of representatives of the Ore
gon and California land grant counties
held in Eugene Wednesday night that
there is a probability that the Federal
government in the payment of back
taxes on Oregon and California lands
may take the position that the taxing
power of the state was limited to
$2.50 an acre and that assessments
based on the relative value of other
lands in the counties were not valid.
He said the collection of the back
taxes was a subject of great concern
and he recommended that the counties
take steps to procure the payment as
speedily as possible.
While in Washington last spring At
torney General Brown said he consult
ed the secretary of the interior depart
ment and the secretary indicated the
view that as congress had provided for
the sale of the lands by the railroad
company at 2.50 an acre the lands
possibly could not be assessed for a
greater amount. At the time, as the
representatives of the state of Oregon,
the speaker said, be had held out for
the payment of the taxes on the full
Attorney General Brown cited the
provision of the act of congress revest
ing title to the Oregon and California
land in the government, providing the
taxes Bhall be paid as determined by
the secretary of the interior depart
He commended the plan to form a
federation of the land grant counties
for the purpose of "having these lands
sold, the timber sold and getting the
lands back on the tax roll."
Referring to the action of congress
he reviewed the history of the forfei
ture suits. He said that when the lit
igation was first suggested he advised
against it, fearing the creation of
greater reserves within the state and
the removal of the land from taxation.
He called attention to the act of the
legislature providing for the forfeiture
proceeding and asserted "the people of
the state of Oregon, through the legis
lature, invited congress to do the thing
that it has done."
$250,000 for Grain.
Baker Contracts for wheat, oats
and barley, aggregating 300,000 bush
els and involving an outlay of more
than $250,000, have been made up to
date for delivery to Coast and Eastern
points, J. F. O'Bryant, local agent for
M. H. Houser, of Portland, announces.
The latest contract closed here was for
43,000 bushels of wheat and barley,
wheat being taken at $1.16, while bar
ley went at $1.75 a hundred. Oats
are being sent to Portland, while other
grains are all to be sent East to fill
Road Campaign Planned.
Eugene A campaign throughout
Lane county to create sentiment in fa
vor of the construction of the Klamath
Falls-Florence highway, as one of the
projects to receive financial assistance
from the Federal government under
the terms of the Shackleford bill,
will be inaugurated at a meeting to be
held in Eugene on the night of Septenv
ber 1. Members or all the grange or
ganizations in Lane county are to be
invited to attend. Speakers familiar
with the route from Florence to Eu
gene and thence to Klamath Falls will
Noted Oregon Cases Set.
Salem Attorney General Brown an
nounces that two important casei
pending before the Supreme court of
the United States have been set for
argument in October. . They are Stet
tler vs. O'Hara and Bunting v. Ore
gon. The first involves the constitutional
ity of the Oregon minimum wage law
for women. Mr. Stettler is a Portland
box manufacturer. The other case
will test the 10-hour law now applying
in sawmill and kindred industries of
Strawberry Crop is Big.
Hood River The Fruit Growers' ex
change has announced final returns on
the 1916 strawberry deal. The ex
change handled 10,000 crates of fruit
at an average of $2.12 aerate. The
average was cut short because of
heavy rains beginning June 27. For
more than a week, because of soft
fruit, ths) price dropped from $2.25 a
crate to as low as $1.30. The highest
price received on any shipment was $6
a crate at the opening of the season.
Coral Agate Brings SIOO.
Newport The highest price for
which an agate ever Bold in Newport
was paid last week, when G. A. Kin
sey, a wealthy Pittsburger, bought a
coral agate from A. L. Thomas for
$100. Coral agates are probably the
rarest of any agates found on the Ore
gon beaches, and the one purchased
by Mr. Kinsey is of exceptional
beauty. He has had the stone made
into a brooch for his wife.
PRESIDENT WILSON ACCEPTS LINCOLN
MEMORIAL AS GIFT TO NATION
Hodgenville, Ky. President Wilson
came to Kentucky Monday to pay hom
age to the memory of Lincoln. The
President accepted for the Federal
government the log cabin . in which
Lincoln was born in a speech devoted
to an eulogy of the Civil war Presi
dent. Standing on a hill topped by a
magnificent granite memorial building
housing the Lincoln cabin, he praised
Lincoln as the embodiment of demo
cracy. "We are not worthy to stand here
unless we ourselves be indeed and in
truth real Democrats and servants of
mankind, ready to give our very lives
for the freedom and justice and spirit
ual exaltation of the great nation
which shelters and nurtures us," he
The non-political character of the
program was emphasized by the men
tion of the name of Charles E.
Hughes, the Republican nominee, by
one of the speakers in giving the list
of directors of the Lincoln Farm as
sociation. What was said to be one of the larg
est crowds ever gathered in this part of
Kentucky came to Lincoln farm in
special trains and automobiles and on
foot. ' The President and his party
were taken from the station to the
farm in automobiles, accompanied by
a troop of Louisville police. On the
way the President stopped and laid a
wreath on a statue of Lincoln.
At the farm he walked up a long
flight of broad granite stairs lined with
thousands of cheering persons to the
Lincoln memorial building at the top.
Inside he examined silently the one-
room cabin made of rough logs and
mud and then wrote his name in the
Ex-Governor Joseph W. Folk, of
Missouri, president of the Lincoln
Farm association, presided at the for
mal ceremonies. Robert J. Collier,
vice president of the association, gave
the gift of the deed to the farm to
Secretary Baker, representing the War
American Rights Is Issue Before
New York The personal rights and
their economic interests of Americans
in Mexico must be considered in reach
ihg a permanent settlement of the
difficulties between the United States
and Mexico, Secretary Lansing said
here Monday in an address at a lunch
eon attended by members of the Amer
ican-Mexican joint commission. Con
ferences looking toward a solution of
the international problems which con
front the two countries are to begin
shortly at New London, Conn.
Secretary LanBing declared that if
"suspicion, doubt and aloofness"
marked the coming deliberations, the
commission might expect to accom
plish little and would leave the two
nations "in the same tangle of mis
understandings and false judgments
which, I feel, have been the chief rea
son for our controversies in the past."
Luis Cabrera, chairman of the Mexi
can commission, in reply, said the re
sult his commission seeks !b the same
sought by the American delegates and
that the mutual spirit of harmony
might be inferred from the notes ex
changed. Secretary Lansing pointed out that
the assembling of the commission
"manifests to the world the Bpirit of
good will and mutual regard which an
imates the republics of America in the
settlement of their controversies."
"I need not assure you," Secretary
Lansing continued, "that my govern
ment has been inspired throughout the
past three years with a Bincere desire
to arrange in an amicable way the nu
merous questions which have arisen as
a result of the civil strife which has
shaken the Mexican republic to its
very foundations and has caused so
much loss of life and property, so
much suffering and privation."
Word "Obey" Eliminated.
Chicago The commission of seven
bishops, seven pastors and seven lay
men of the Protestant Episcopal
church, appointed to revise the ritual
of the church, has determined to elim
inate the word "obey" from the mar
riage ceremony, it was learned here,
The commission will report to the gen
eral convention of the church at St.
Louis, October 11. Radical changes
were proposed in the ten command
ments, the burial and baptismal serv
ices and in arrangements of various
Revolt Spreading in Greece.
Rome Information reached here
Tuesday that the revolution in Greece
is spreading and that martial law has
been proclaimed in Athens, Piraeus
and several other cities. The uprising
is extending in Thessally and Epirus,
which, together with Greek Mace
donia, in which the movement was
started, constitute the northern half of
Greece. King Constantine has been in
ill health for several months, never
having recovered from an operation
for pleurisy. There have been no pre
vious serious indications. .
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Bend to Entertain Child Musicians
Bend Arrangements are being
made for the entertainment of the
Burns community orchestra, made up
laregly of children, when they pass
through here in September on their
way to Salem to the State fair. Col
onel William Hanley is back of the ex
cursion to be taken by the orchestra.
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $1.27
per bushel; fortyfoid, $1.24; club,
$1.23; red fife, $1.25; red Russian,
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $23.50
per ton; shorts, $25.60; rolled barley,
Corn Whole, $42 per ton; cracked,
Hay Producers' prices: Timothy,
Eastern Oregon, $16.5018 per ton;
valley, $1516; alfalfa, $14.50; wheat
hay, $12.5013.50; oat and vetch, $12
12.50; cheat, $11; clover, $10.
Butter Exchange prices: Cubes,
extras, no bid; 29c aBked. Jobbing
prices: Prints, extras, 3234c; but
terfat, No. 1, 31c; No. 2, 29c, Portland.
Eggs Oregon ranch, exchange
price, current receipts, 27c per dozen.
Jobbing prices: Oregon ranch, can
dled, 2830c; selects, 32c,
Poultry Hens, 1314c per pound;
broilers, 16c; turkeys, live, 1822c;
ducks, ll14e; geese, 9llc.
Veal Fancy, 12c per pound.
Pork Fancy, 12j13c per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, 75c$l per
dozen; tomatoes, 3565c per crate;
cabbage, $1.75 per hundred; garlic, 8c
per pound; peppers, 66c; eggplant,
710c; lettuce, 2025c per dozen;
cucumbers, 2550c per box; beans, 3c
per pound; celery, 7685c per dozen;
Potatoes New, $11.25 a hundred;
Onions California, $1.50 per Back;
Walla Walla, $1.50.
Green Fruits Apples, new, 75c
$1.85 per box; cantaloupes, 0c$1.60
per crate; peaches, 2570c per box;
watermelons, llic per pound; plums,
75c$l per box; pears, $1.501.75;
grapes, $1.101.85 per crate; casa
bas, lc per pound.
Sack Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per
sack; carrots, $1.25; beets, $1.21
Hops 1915 crop, nominal; 1916
contracts, 10c, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, fine, 2326c
per pound; coarse, 80 32c; valley,
Cascara Bark Old and new, 4c
Cattle Steers, prime, $6.506.75;
good, $66.50; Common to fair, $5(5
5.50; medium to good, $4.606; ordi
nary to fair, $44.50; heifers, $4(5
5.75; bulls, $34.25;- calves, $36.
Hogs Prime, $9.709.85; good to
prime mixed, $9.50 9.85; rough
heavy, 8.759.25; pigs and skips,
Sheep Lambs, $5.508.25; year
ling wethers, 5.756.50; old wethers,
$5.506; ewes, $3.505.50.
Washington Wheat Market
Hits High Marks
Walla Walla Farmers declare they
were offered $1.20 Saturday for club
wheat. It is reported some small and
very choice lots of bluestem and turkey
red were sold at $1.31 to millers. Dan
iel Donovan this week sold 16,0(10
bushels of hybrid wheat, getting about
Odessa Another advance of 1 cent
a bushel on the different grades of
wheat was marked up. Prices are
Bluestem, $1.19, white Russian, $1.17,
red and club $1.16.
Oakesdale Wheat holds steady,
with some advance. About 26,000
bushels changed hands Saturday at
from $1.12 to $1.16 a bushel. Satur
day's quotation was $1.17 for wheat
and $1,371 for oats.
Wilbur Among the farmers who
delivered new wheat to the grain
growers' warehouse here were T. O.
Grinstead, F. Ladwig, J. Rosman and
W. F. Scheibner. The wheat tests 69
to 60 pounds to the bushel and grades
No. 1. It is not so plump as that of
last year, but is strong in gluten. The
price was $1.17 for bluestem and $1.14
for club. Sales of small lots continue.
GERMAN MINE-LAYING SUBMARINE CAPTURED
Food Gamblers Hard Hit.
New York Food dealers who gam
bled on the expected isolation of New
York from outside supplies as a result
of the threatened railroad strike and
held back shipments to unload at fam
ine prices, found themselves over
whelmed by their own plot Prices
suddenly collapsed with the averting
of the strike and the food gamblers
were caught with vast quantities of
supplies on their hands. One Bpecula-
tor is reported to have lost heavily.
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Colfax With grain quotations soar
ing high the market here is inactive.
Bluestem was quoted at $1.23; forty
fold, $1.17; red Russian, $1.13; bar
ley $1.60 and oats $1.30. It is esti
mated that about 50 per cent of the
1916 crop here has been sold.
Harvest Hands Needed in
Eastern Oregon Grain Fields
Condon, Or. Farmers throughout
this section of Eastern Oregon are ex
periencing serious difficulty in secur
ing necessary labor for harvesting
their grain crop. In some districts it
has been almost impossible to employ
harvest hands, while the available sup
ply of labor generally, unless recruited
from other agricultural districts, will
be inadequate for the proper harvest
mg of this crop.
Common labor in the harvest field is
being paid $2.50 a day, while the more
skilled labor is equally scarce, al
though the wage ranges from $3 to $4
Demand for Butter Is Poor.
Portland The " demand for country
creamery butter was not active, and
receivers report Btocks climbing. At
the Produce Exchange there were no
bids on extras or prime firsts, which
were offered at 29 cents and 28
cents, respectively. Firsts were offer
ed at 27 cents and 26 cents was bid.
Dairy butter sold at 22 cents. The
egg market was also slow. Case count
was offered at 27 cents, and 26 cents
was bid. Firsts were offered at 28
cents, with no bid. Tillamook triplets
were offered at 16 cents, with no bids,
This Oermnn submarine, the U. C. 5, constructed us n'mlne-lnyer, und capable of currying 12 mines, was cap
tured by the British and is now on exhibition in England. At the left Is a close view of one of the mines found
on the vessel.
INSPECTING U. S. CAMPS
SHOWER BATH DE LUXE IN MEXICO
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Dr. Richard 1'. Strong of Harvard
university, specialist on sanitation and
tropical diseases, photographed on
the sands near the American base
camp at Colonla Dublnn. Doctor
Strong is looking over the sanitary
conditions there and at other camps of
the American troops In Mexico. When
the great typhus plague swept Serbia
last year It was Doctor Strong who
was chosen to head the expedition
sent out by the lied Cross and the
Rockefeller foundation to stamp out
the disease In that stricken country.
To him Is due the credit of having
wiped out the plague.
VINCENT AST0R AN ENSIGN
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Shower baths are few and far between In dry, dusty Mexico, but our boy
with 1'erahlug's fuli:u In tlmt Cuuutiy are nut tu lie stumped by the absence of
running water. At this camp they have constructed n bathhouse of tree limbs
covered with leaves and herbage; a pipe was sunk into the ground and a pump
litted on top. One soldier pumps water Into the barrel while his tent mnte
stunds under the Improved shower and enjoys the "Niagara."
Ensign Vincent Astor, First Aero
squadron, New York Naval Militia,
watching the making of a movie at
Bayshore, L. I., where the First Aero
squadron is In training. Ensign Astor
has become a proficient flyer since he
purchased his hydro-aeroplane about
a year ago.
ARRESTED IN FRISCO BOMB CASE
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Thomas J. Mooney, labor agitator, and Mrs. Mooney, who have been
arrested In Sun Francisco In connection with the preparedness parade bomb
outrage. They are said to have entertained the chief suspect.
SHOVEL AND PICK.
Because of the heavy snowfall last winter, forest rangers found It necessary
this spring to remove two feet of snow from the Beaver Creek nursery In Utah,
so that the young trees might be uncovered by the time they were needed for
spring planting on the national forests of that region. Part of the snow was
taken off by use of shovel and pick. By spreading a thin layer of fine soil over
another part, the natural melting of the snow was hastened sufficiently to make