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SET THIS SILO UP
In a day. No hoops; no nnlls; no
Bteel; no steal. Write for particulura
Stay Round Silo Co.
705 Rothchild Bklg. Portliind, Or.
When In the Market for a Piano, Player
Piano, Player Music, or In short, anything
In the music line, write to
Sixth and Morrison SU.. PORTLAND, ORB
Corner Sixth end Hoyt St., Portland, Ore.
LOU HIMUS, Manager.
RATES:-75c to 12. SPECIAL Week or Month
for THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS
trade. Write for prices. Ship us your Veal,
Hokb, roultry, Eigga, Hides and Caacara bark.
Top prices and fair treatment.
115 FRONT ST. PORTLAND, ORE
DON'T BURN GASOLINE
Save 100 per cent of fuel cost', by equipping your
Car with a
Thousands of Satisfied Users.
Price for Fords, $8.00. Other Make, $1 1.00
DISTILLATE GASIFIER SALES CO.,
711 Clinton St., Portland, Oregon
INCREASE YOUR PROFITS
Clear Stores, Pool Halls and Candy
Dealers, ask for Proposition C.
Specialty Sales Co.,
423 MORRUON ST., PORTLAND, OREGON
Dealers In Sales Stimulators,
HIDES, PELTS, CASCARA BARK,
WOOL AND MOHAIR.
We want all you have. Write lor prices and shipping lags
THE H. F. NORTON CO. Portland, Ore.; Seattle, We.
Of ffn Veal, Pork, Beef,
Hf' Poultry, Butter, Eggs
and Farm Produce.
to the Old Reliable Everding house with a
record of 46 yearB of Square Dealings, and
be assured of TOP MARKET PRICES.
F. M. CRONKHITE
43-47 Front Street Portland, Oregon
Young men and women with businesB training
find positions everywhere. Go to Northwest's
largest Business College. BEHNKE-WALKER,
Portland, Ore. Alt courses. Positions guaranteed.
Write for free illustrated catalog.
URINE Granulated Eyelids,
- .1 sore eyes, eyes innamea Dy
5 Sun, Dust and Wind quickly
relieved by Murine. 1 ry it in
V Ti-ilr C vour Eyes and in Baby's Eyes.
Murine Eye Remedy mLiT?,M.rtS
Eye Salvo, in Tubes 25e. For Book of the Kys Fraa.
Ask Murine Eye Kemedy Co.. Chicago d
Some Hope Left.
"Henry, the flour is all out."
"So is my money."
"The potatoes are all gone."
"So is my credit."
"Well, we can't starve!"
"Can't we? That's good; I was
afraid we might." Boston Transcript.
Not So New.
"I see you have a new regime in
your club, Mrs. Comeup.
"Yes, everybody takes it for a new
outfit, but it's really only the old
things done up. "Exchange.
Regulating Night street Traffic.
Experiments ure being made by the
police of Glasgow with a new method
for the regulation of street vehicular
traffic at night. At two of the most
crowded crossings in the central dis
trict of the city the constables are
provided with helmets to which are
attached small electric lamps, con
trolled by a battery carried In the
'coat pocket. The lamps show the po
sition of the constable and indicate
to which lines of traffic the crossing la
China still leads In silk production,
although the actual amount Is un
known, with Japan second. France Is
the greatest silk producing center of
Europe. In America the Industry la
largely centered In Patterson, N. J,
where silk mills give employment to
a large proportion of the city's Inhab
itants. New York World.
IDo Your Own Plumbing
By baring direct from as at wholesale price,
and save the plumber', profit.. Write us to
day your needs. We will give you oar rock
bottom "dlrect-to-yoo" prices, f. o. b. rail or
boat We actually saw yon from 10 to U per
cent AU goods guaranteed.
Northwest headquarter fot Leader Water
Systems and Fuller 4V Johnson Engines.
212 Third S treat. Portland. Orea
P. N. U.
No. 39, 1917.
STEEL PRICES PJ
Industries Board and Producers
PROFIT IS POSSIBLE
Reduction Are 70.5 Per Cent in Some
Cases-Allies and Public Alike to
Share Reduced Schedule.
Washington, D. C Steel prices In
the United States were cut in half
Monday when President Wilson ap
proved a scale of quotations fixed In a
voluntary agreement made by produc
ers with the War Industries Board.
The general public, as well as the
American and allied governments, will
share in the reductions, which go into
immediate effect, and the agreement
provides that producers shall not re
The prices will obtain until January
1, 1918, to be revised then if investi
gation shows they are inequitable.
The entire output of American steel
plants will be distributed under super
vision of the war board.
Typical new prices and the reduction
they represent in present quotations
Steel bars at Pittsburg and Chicago,
$2.90 per hundredweight. The recent
price was $5.50.
Iron ore basis, lower lake ports,
price agreed upon $5.05 gross ton. No
Steel plates, basis Chicago and
Pittsburg, price agreed upon $3.25 per
hundredweight; recent price $11 per
hundredweight, a reduction of 70.5 per
Pig iron, price agreed $33 gross ton;
recent price $58 gross ton, a reduction
of 43.1 per cent.
The price agreement was reached
after months of negotiations between
steel producers and government offi
cials. The prices were based on cost
of production estimates made by the
Federal Trade commission after an in-
vestigation conducted at the Presi
The chief point of difference that
developed in the prolonged conferences
was over the question of whether the
public and the allied governments
should share in the prices to be fixed.
President Wilson has insisted that
they should and the administration
has supported the Pomerene bill now
pending in congress giving the govern
ment power to fix iron and steel prices
Officials in close touch with the sit'
uation said the prices approved by the
President were liberal and would allow
fair profits to all steel plants. Some
of the larger concerns, they said,
would make handsome profits at the
WILL PROBE SHIPYARD PAY
Prompt Efforts Will be Made to End
Pacific Coast Troubles.
Washington, D. C. Given a free
hand by President Wilson, assured by
him that there would be no further
outside interference with its functions
and instructed to do everything poBsi-
ble to bring about a settlement of the
labor disputes in Pacific Coast ship
yards, the recently created Labor Ad
justment board reassembled Tuesday
morning for the first time since its
powers were taken over by Lhairman
Hurley, of the Shipping board, and an
nounced that it would proceed with all
expedition to determine a reasonable
wage scale applicable to Portland and
Seattle steel shipyards.
Consideration of the wood shipyard
troubles and of hours of labor will be
postponed until the Bteel wage ached
ule has been determined.
The board explained that in the ship
building industry at this time the in
terests of the United States are para-
mount to all other interests; that
these ships are being built for the
government and the shipbuilders and
the workmen alike are really in the
employ of the government and they
are expected loyally to promote tne
building program so vital to the con
duct of the war.
Bone-Dry Act Has Leak.
Huntington, W. Va. The West Vir
ginia quart-a-month law, which per
mits the bringing into the state of one
mmrt nf linuor each month, does not
violate the Federal bone-dry act, ac
cording to a decision nanoeo down Dy
JiiHirn Reniamin F. Keller in the Fed
eral court here. The court held that
thA Federal statute prohibits inter
state commerce in liquor, but does not
apply to interstate transportation as
constituted by the bringing in of liquor
for personal use. An appeal hi me u,
S. Supreme court win De maae.
Timber Production High.
Vancouver, B. C. Production of logs
i th Vancouver district of British
Columbia in August was 12,000,000
feet greater than in the corresponding
mnnth nf last vear. There have been
marked increases all through 1917, and
for the first eight months there was an
increase of 86,815,809 feet The in
crease is the result of the demand for
shipbuilding purposes on the Coast and
construction all over Canada, particu
larly on the prairie and in tne ,sst.
Weekly War Information
Brief Stories Prepared Under the Direction of the C'ommltte on Public
Information and the State Council of Defense, and Published With
out Charge by This Paper to Impart Knowledge Essential for the
Warning Against Irresponsible Opera-
tori Given by Markets Bureau.
Farmers or others shipping grain,
hay or feed are advised by the bureau
of markets to deal with no person of
unknown responsibility. Some buyers
ill order products under a transac
tion known as the "shippers order bill
of lading." Some of these buyers or
der products shipped in the hope that
the price will go up in the meantime
and enable them to sell at a profit to a
local dealer. Some of these operators
have insufficient capital and the goods
may fall back on the shipper.
In one case a man without financial
tanding succeeded in purchasing large'
shipments of hay and mill feed. As
there was no advance in price and as
he had no cash to meet the drafts, he
held the goods several weeks in the
cars. Some were on the track 20 days
before unloading. The day the de
partment investigator was on the
ground this man had 22 cars on the
track, papers for 17 more to be
Plans for Economical Meals Suggested
by Food Bureau.
For housewives who wish accurate
information on the relative costs in
planning economical and at the Bame
time nutritious meals, the food admin
istration has issued a statement show
ing the comparative costs and values
of 60 foods.
Bread is taken as the standard of
comparison, and the cost per pound
and the relative cost per hundred cal
ories of the other material is shown.
The table shows 12 articles are cheap
er than bread on the basis of calories
obtained for the money, two are of
equal value, and 36 higher. Corn
meal, notwithstanding its present high
price, continues to give the moBt food
value for the money.
Second Liberty Loan Campaign to
Last One Month.
It is contemplated that the second
liberty loan campaign will close on the
first of November, and the active cam
paign will begin not later than Octob
No subscriptions can be received un
til the bill now pending before con
gress has been acted upon.
William G. McAdoo, secretary of the
treasury, urges all liberty loan organi
zations already existing to get them
selves in readiness for the coming
campaign. As in the previous cam
paign, the general direction in each
federal reserve district will be under
the direction of the federal reserve
bank of that district.
The use of canned vegetable is pro
hibited in Canada.
ARGENTINE TO BREAK
Severance With Germany Indicated by
Vote of 23 to 1 in Senate Wash
ington Agreeably Surprised.
Buenos Aires - - The Argentine Ben-
ate, by a vote of 23 to 1, Thursday de
clared for the breaking off of relations
The resolution now goes to the
Chamber of Deputies. There is Btrong
public feeling in favor of its final pas
sage. Washington, D. C News that the
Argentine senate had voted over
whelmingly to sever diplomatic rela
tions with Germany was received in
Washington Thursday night with Grat
ification and no little surprise.
Officials had recognized that recent
disclosures concerning cablegrams sent
to Berlin by the German minister at
Buenos Aires through the Swedish for
eign office had aggravated the situa
tion caused by Germany's sinking of
Argentine ships, but it had been as
sumed that, with the German minister
handed his passports, no further offi
cial action would be taken pending re
ceipt of Berlin's explanation of the
Although it is understood the State
department's purpose in making public
copies of the cablegrams was only to
Arbitration is Refused.
Phoenix, Ariz. Managers of the
mines in the Clifton-Morenci district
have filed with the governor their
answer to the citizens' committee of
Clifton, which requested the mine
managers to arbitrate the differences,
looking to a termination of the strike,
which has kept 5800 men out of work
for several months.
In their reply the mine managers
say it is impossible for them to accept
arbitration which, in view of the paBt
experience, would be binding on the
mining companies only.
Diver Designer a Suicide. ,
Baltimre Gotthold Prusse, one of
the designers of the German merchant
submarine Deutschland, who came to
Baltimore on the first voyage, of that
craft, committed suicide in the city
jail Wednesday by hanging. Prusse
had been imprisoned as an alien enemy.
He was arrested by the United States
authorities on August 20 for leaving a
restricted zone without permission.
He was 41 years old and born in Germany.
Potatoes on American Table Save
Wheat for Men in France.
The more potatoes you eat the less
bread you need at the same meal. On
an average, one medium-sized potato
will supply about as much Btarch as
two medium-sized slices of bread.
Therefore those who make potatoes
an important dish can safely cut down
on the amount of light or hot bread,
wheat mushes or macaroni.
Wherever potatoes are plentiful lo
cally, especially in the case of the
early summer varieties which do not
store well, housewives are urged to
use them plentifully as a substitute for
bread and thereby funrish wheat for
the men in khaki in France.
New Law Will Make Aliens Subject to
British recruiting offices in the
United States are authority for the
British and Canadian subjects in the
United States will be unable to evade
the conscription acts of their native
lands and this country. Reciprocal
legislation will make such aliens sub
ject to the American draft.
If a Canadian or Briton declines to
serve in the American army, he may
be deported to his native land where
he automatically becomes available for
service. The British recruiting sta""
rtons in the United States are now
asking enlistment of men who become
available under this legislation.
Chautauqua entertainers and even
complete light opera companies will be
Bent to cantonment camps for the en
tertainment of troops.
The fuel administratoin will make
public through a local committee in
each community, data to enable every
consumer of coal to ascertain for him
self its established price.
A second forest regiment of ten bat
talions to go to France has been au
thorized. Two battalions will be
raised at once, by volunteer enlist
ment. Information may be obtanied
from recruiting officers.
Women farmers of the country are
making plans already for the 1918 har
vest. To the woman's committee of
the council of national defense have
come several letters asking the names
of women willing to take the places of
men in orchards, running tractors, and
on threshing machines.
Young men who are regarding en
listment as a death sentence are mak
ing a mistake, according to reports
from France. During two years where
the fighting was the most disastrous,
only one man out of 12 engaged was
killed, wounded, misBing or taken
expose the German government's
world-wide system of duplicity and in
trigue, it iB no secret that Argentine's
participation in the war would be wel
come. Even the breaking off of relations,
it is pointed out, would have a power
ful effect on public opinion in all
South American countries where Ger
man influences are known to be strong,
That action also probably would re
suit in considerable material benefit to
the allies by restricting Argentine
grain and meat exported to neutral
countries through which they might
find their way to Germany. Argentina
is now the only great neutral food pro
CHICAGO MAYOR PATRIOTIC
Much-Criticized Executive Appeals to
Citizens in Soldiers' Behalf.
Chicago Mayor William Hale
Thompson, whose opposition to sending
troops abroad aroused comment all ov
er the country, apparently climbed in
to the patriotic band wagon Thursday
with a proclamation occasioned by the
departure of selected men from Chi
cago to the Rockford cantonment. In
the course of the preamble he says :
"Whereas, it is the duty of all pa
triotic citizens to stand by our country
in times of controversy with any other
country and to Bhow in an unmistaka
ble way that the American peopli
stand behind the Army and the Navy,
which represent the majesty of our
Rich Man's Son Evades.
, Bisbee, Ariz. Warner A. Shattuck,
son of L. C. Shattuck, millionaire cop
per mine owner and banker of Bisbee,
has been reported to department of
Justice officials as one of 49 men who
failed to appear for transportation to
Camp Funston to enter training for the
National army. The crime is punish
able by death. According to the boy's
father, he is somewhere in the state of
Sonora, presumably at Guaymas where
he was last heard from.
C. L. Shattuck is reputed one of the
Southwest's richest men.
Dewey's Collier Sold.
Seattle, Wash. The sale of Admiral
Dewey's former collier, the Zafiro, now
the British auxiliaried power ship
Bowler, was confirmed here Thursday
by the receipt of a telegram from New
York announcing that the French in
terests purchasing the craft had rati
fied the deal and paid over the pur
chase price. The Bowler is now be
ing reconstructed into a twin screw
motorship at a British Columbia yard
and will be ready for commission soon.
SUGAR MEN WILL AID
Refiners and Brokers Arc Working Out
in Conference Details of Distrib
uting Agency and Prices,
Washington, D. C Beet sugar re
finers and brokers opened conferences
here Wednesday to work out details of
plan for a central distributing
agency, planned to cooperate with the
food administration and to agree on
About 10 per cent of the refiners
protested against prices proposed, say
ing they had made contracts with beet
growers at unusually high rates. The
food administration announced, how
ever, that many of the growers affect
ed by those contracts had agreed to ac
cept a lower price as a patriotic duty.
A solution will be sought at other con
ferences. Food Administrator Hoover, in an
address to the sugar men, said that
voluntary service of all industries is
the only democratic means of meeting
the war emergency. , In a contest be
tween methods of autocracy and democ
racy, he said, economic problems In
the democracy should be regulated by
business men in cooperation with the
government rather than by arbitrary
acts of the government.
Cold storage men conferred with the
food administration on enlarging stor
age facilities to help conserve perish
able feed and to propose regulations
for warehouse licensing.
Fruit Shipment Records Broken.
North Yakma All records for
weekly shipments of fruit in Yakima
county were broken in the last week,
when a total of 1380 cars were sent
out. The previous week the shipment
was 816 cars, and the week before
that 827 cars. Data compiled from
reliable sources show that in every va
riety of fruit shipped to date the act
ual total !b exceeding all early est!
mates. The State Department of Ag
riculture estimated the pear crop here
at 900 cars, but the railroads say they
have handled 1550 to date.
Would "Hooverize" Straw.
Spokane County Farm Expert J.
R. Shinn, who is conferring with farm
ers to aid them in conserving feed, has
a new Blogan, "Hooverize the pea
straw by baling it.
I wish every man who has pea
straw would get it baled, as it is al
most the equal of clover for cows,"
said Mr. Shinn recently. "We need
every ton to tide us over this winter,
and I want to see every bit of it go
through the balers. It is selling at
from $10 to $15 a ton baled."
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORT
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $2
fortyfold, $1.98; club, $1.96; red Rus-
Flour Patents, $10,60.
Millfeed Z?ot prices: Bran, $37,
per ton; shorts, $40; middlings, $47
rolled barley, $55 57: rolled oats,
Corn Whole, $82, cracked, $83.
Hay Buying prices f. o. b. Port
land, Eastern Oregon timothy, $27 per
ton; valley timothy, $2326; alfalfa,
$22.50 0 24; valley grain hay, $20
clover, $20; straw, $6.50.
Butter Cubes, extras, 46c; prime
firsts, 44c. Jobbing prices: Prints,
extras, 48c; cartons, lc extra; butter-
fat, No. 49c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, current re
ceipts, 4142c; candled, 45c; selects,
Poultry Hens, 17i18Jc; broilers,
19 20c; ducks, 1220c; geese, 8(3)
10c; turkeys, live, 20(5)22c; dressed,
Veal Fancy, 16J16c per pound.
Pork Fancy, 211(aj22c per pound.
Vegetables Tomatoes, 6685c per
crate; cabbage, 22tc per pound; let
tuce, 5075c per dozen; cucumbers.
4050c per dozen; peppers, 6c pound
cauliflower, JZ.Zo; beans, 67c per
pound; corn, 30c per dozen.
Sack Vegetables Carrots, $1.752
per sack; beets, $1.502; turnips, $2,
Potatoes New Oregon, lj2c
sweet potatoes, 3j4c.
Onions Walla Walla, $1.75; Cali
fornia brown, $22.10.
Green Fruits Cantaloupes, stand
ard, 75c $1.75; peaches, 4575c;
watermelons, $l(8jl.60 per hundred;
apples, $12; pears, 75c (3) $1.50;
grapes, $11.50; casabas, lj2c per
Hops 1916 crop, 2526e per pound;
1917 contracts, 3536c per pound;
fuggles, 50c per pound.
Wool Extra Oregon, fine, 6060c
per pound; coarse, 65(f60e; valley, 65
(3;60c; mohair, long staple, 65c.
Cascara Bark New, 7Jc; old, 8c
Best beef steers $ 9.00(3) 9.75
Good beef steers........ 7.60(3) 8.75
Best beef cows 6.75(9)7.50
Ordinary to good 4.00(3) 6.76
Best heifers 7.000$ 8.00
Bulls 4.00(3) 6.75
Calves 7.00(H) 9.50
Stackers and feeders. . . , 4.00(3) 7.25
Prime light hogs $17.85(3318.00
Prime heavy hogs 17.65fdjl7.85
Western lambs $13.00(3(13.50
Valley lambs 11.75(r? 12.76
Ewes 8.00(3 9.00
It Works! Try It
Telle how to loosen a sore,
tender eorn so It lifts
out without pain.
No humbug! Any corn, whether
hard, soft or between the toes, will
loosen right up and lift out, without
a particle of pain or soreness.
This drug is called freezone and is
a compound of ether discovered by a
Ask at any drug store for si mall
bottle of freezone, which will cost but
a trifle, but Is sufficient to rid one's
feet of every corn or callous.
Put a few drops directly upon any
tender, aching corn or callous. In
stantly the soreness disappears and
shortly the corn or callous will loosen
and can be lifted oft with the fingers.
This drug freezone doesn't eat out
the corns or callouses but shrivels
them without even irritating the sur
JuBt think I No pain at all; no sore
ness or smarting when applying it or
afterwards. If your druggist don't
have freezone have him order It for
tpuapn or Romance.
Romnnco may be alive under the
Kin re of the bright lights of the great
cities, but In thlB quaint old mountain
town Its swan song hns been sung.
Witness the following:
A young womnn employee of a New
York publishing house wrote her name
on an Inside pnge of a magazine pub
lished by the company. The magazine
fell Into the hands of A. B. Watson,
twenty-one yenrs old, of this place,
who Is considered matrimonial timber.
Watson wrote the young woman.
Did he propose mnrrluge? Not on your
life. lie told her she should be
ashamed of herself for seeking ac
quaintance In this manner. Weldpn,
W. Va., Dispatch In Chlcngo Tribune.
In the Clutch of Fear.
"How do you know that man drives
a motor car? You never saw him in one.
"No," replied Miss Cayenne. "But
he invariably acts nervous and looks
over his shoulder when he hears a mo
torcycle approaching." Washington
"Jibbs says he is ready to shed the
last drop of blood to defend his coun
try." "So he is, if it only happens to be
somebody else's blood." Exchange.
Bathe With Cuticura Soap and Apply
the Ointment Trial Free.
For eczemas, rashes, itchlngs, irri
tations, pimples, dandruff, sore hands
and baby humors, Cuticura Soap and
Ointment are supremely effective. Be
sides they tend to prevent these dis
tressing conditions, If used for every
day toilet and nursery preparations.
Free sample each by mall with
Book. Address postcard, Cuticura,
Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere.
Height of Fame. 1
"And how Is your son Henry getting
on In literature?" asked the visitor.
"Oh, ho's doing famously," said the
proud mother. "Ills autograph brought
$10 the other day." j
"Yes Blgned to a promissory note
for $300. I bought it myself." Harp-'
era Weekly. I
Positive Proof That Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Bridgeton.N. J. "I cannot speak too
highly of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta
ble Compound for
other weaknesses. I
was very irregular
and would have ter
rible pains so that I
could hardly take
step. Sometimes I
would be so misera
ble that I could not
weep a room. I
doctored part of the
time but felt no
change. I later took Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound and soon
felt a change for the better. I took it
until I was in good healthy condition,
I recommend the Pinkham remedies to
all women as I have used them with such
good results." Mrs. Milford T. CUM
mings, 322 Harmony St, Penn's Grove,
Such testimony should be accepted by
all women as convincing evidence of
the excellence of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound as a remedy for
the distressing ills of women such aa
backache, painful periods, nervousness
and kindred ailments.
DON'T CUT OUT
Hock or Bursitis
will reduce them and leave no blemishes.
Stops laments, promptly. Does not blis
ter or remove the hair, and horse can be
worked. $2 a bottle delivered. Book 6 M free.
ABSORBfNE, JR., for mankind, the sHisisas
slmral toi Bolli. BruUri Safes. Swirluncs. V.ftom Veia.
Allar Psla snd Innammuloe. Pries SI an. li a end.
SracgistS) et eclittree. Witt tell yon own II ran wine,
f . F. TOUNQ, P.D.F., 401 T.mpl. St., Springfield, Mass.
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