The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918, August 17, 1916, Image 7

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Investigation Being Considered
With Reference to Bakers.
bers of Chicago Board of Trade
$jy Farmers Hard Hit— Must
Recover Weather Losses.
O f General Interest.
Washington, D. C .-A n explanatory
statement of how Great Britain’s ex^
ami nation of mails i, being conducted
was presented Tuesday to Secretary
Lansing by the British embassy
It i*
preparatory to the more comprehensive
reply to American representations now prepared jointly by the London
and Paris foreign offices.
Figures show that the average time
for examination of intercepted mail is
from one to three days. The minimum
delay to mail between the
States and Holland is given at two
days and the maximum at seven.
Danish mails have been delayed from
seven to ten days, when it has been
necessary to remove them from a ship;
otherwise only four days.
“Before leaving Washington I was
ed by the commission to look into
matter, particularly as Chicago is
pain and flour center,” Mr. Hurley
District Attorney Clyne began Sat-
'■y to check up figures on the rise in
price of flour and wheat.
Replying to a London dispatch,
ing the Daily Express, which said
the rise in bread which goes into
eet in London Monday, is due to
ripulation in Chicago, members of
Chicago board o f trade declared
such statements showed ignorance.
“The article in the London paper,”
' Caleb H. Canby, ex-president o f
board of trade, “ shows lack of
sledge of actual conditions. Ad-
snt in prices and conditions come
ther, and the situation is much
erent from last year.”
“Our sharp advance in the price o f
"t,” said Robert McDougal, “ is
■ly in response to American crop
itions and the world supply situa-
Europe is in a terrible predica­
nt for supplies o f wheat and natur-
y is much concerned over price
Tax Limit Not to Be
Changed by Democratic Vote
Washington, D. C.— Yieldin g to a
1 of protests from the country and
senate and house members of
' own party. Democrats o f the sen-
finance committee reconsidered
Jay their decision to lower the
ption in the income tax law from
to $3000 fo r married, and single
ns to $3000 and $2000, respec
*ly, but voted to make the rate of
on the lowest taxable class o f in-
12 per cent instead o f 1 per cent,
action was approved later by the
Sad the committe declined to yield
the amendment the Democratic sen-
caucus probably would have re-
■ it. The amendment increasing
•urtax on incomes exceeding $2,-
from 10 to 13 per cent is re-
The caucus voted down pro-
* to make the surtax as high as
“0 and even 25 per cent, as some
-~rs advocated.
*h* Democratic caucus continued
"deration of committee amend-
and had before it the proposal
on by the committee, striking
the specific excise taxes on muni-
— manufacturers and substituting a
cent net profit on the profits of
manufacturers o f munitions and
that enter into munitions.
to Get New Note.
General Brusiloff is the new hero of
the Russians. He took the place of
Grand Duke Nicholas in command of
the armies of Russia on thq Eastern
front, and has succeeded in smashing
the armies of Austria. Mme. Brusiloff
is the sister of Mrs. Charles Johnston,
w ife of the New York author.
respondence in which enemy interests
were in no way concerned was sub­
jected to a delay, which is greatly re
gretted and which has since been re­
duced to a minimum. All preparations
which seemed necessary were made,
but unfortunately those responsible for
them were not aware of some of the
‘ For instance, there was no reason
to suppose that (as proved to be the
case) mail bags marked as dispatched
from one neutral country to another
would contain nothing but mails for or
from an enemy country, that bags
marked as containing printed matter
would contain rubber, coffee, jewelry,
etc, sometimes disguised as newspa­
pers, as well as corrsepondence of all
kinds, registered and unregistered, or
that persons writing to or from enemy
countries would already have adopted
the practice of sending their lettters
under cover to intermediaries in neu­
tral countries, or that great numbers
of complete sacks appearing to contain
merely business circulars from neutral
countries would contain in reality noth­
ing but propaganda from Germany un­
der covers bearing neutral postage
“ These and similar unforseen pecu­
liarities made it impossible until the
staff engaged had been largely in­
creased and had become accustomed to
them, to select or. any fixed principle
those mail bags which, when all could
not be examined within a reasonable
time, should be forwarded without ex­
Liquor Destruction Ends.
Girard, A la.— Destruction of whisky
and beer which had been seized from
alleged violators of the prohibition law
ceased here Tuesday on order of Cir­
cuit Judge Alston, when counsel for
the owners filed bond for appeal to the
state Supreme court from Judge A l­
ston’s former decision ordering the li­
quor’ s destruction.
It is estimated that $125,000 worth
has been poured out by the sheriff the
last few days.
Turkish Reply Rejected.
About Oregon
Portland— Wheat — Bluestem, *1.12
per bushel; fortyfold, $1.08); club,
$1.07); red fife, $1.07); red Russian,
Millfeed— Spot prices: Bran, $26@
26.60 per ton; shorts, $29@29.60;
rolled barley, $31.60@32.50.
Salem — Oregon farmers this year
Corn— Whole, $38 per ton; cracked,
will reap a profit this year of $30,181,- $39.
Hay— Producers’ prices: Timothy,
730 from nine principal producU, ac­
Eastern Oregon, $18.50@20 per ton;
cording to estimates compiled Monday
alfalfa, $13.50 @ 14.60; wheat hay,
by O. P. Hoff, state labor commis­ $13.50@14.60; oat and vetch. $12@
sioner. The crop of wheat, corn, oaU, 12.60; cheat, $11; clover, $10.
Butter — Exchange prices: Cubes,
bariey, poUtoes and apples will each
extras, 25fc per pound; prime firsts,
exceed $1.000,000,000 in value.
26c. Jobbing prices.
Prime extras,
The percentage of the combined con­ 27@80c; butterfat, No. 1, 27c; No. 2.
dition of all crops during July, based 25c, Portland.
Eggs — Oregon ranch, exchange
on a 10-year average, was 94.3.
The biggest item in Oregon’s enor­ prices, current receipts, 26c per doxen.
Oregon ranch, can-
mous harvest this year, as in the past, Jobbing prices:
is the wheat crop, which, based on died, 26@27c; selects, no bid.
London.— After three days of fur­
Poultry— Hens, 14@16c per pound; ious battling, Cadorna'L. men have en­
crop conditions August 1, w ill show a
yield of 11,781,000 bushels of winter broilers, 16@17c; turkeys, live, 20@ tered the fortress town of Gorlzla on
and 4,000,000 bushels of spring, or a 22c; ducks, ll@ 1 4 c; geese, 8@9c.
the Isonzo front and set the seal on
Veal— Fancy, 12)c per pound.
total of 15,781,000 bushels.
Italy's magnificent offensive.
The quick victory Is a sure sign that
Pork— Fancy, l l ) c per pound.
Commissioner H off’s estimates indi­
Vegetables— Artichokes, 76c@$l per the concerted allied offensive has be­
cate that the state’s winter wheat crop
is 86 per cent of the average for 10 dozen; tomatoes, 76c@$1.25 per crate; gun to tell. While the allies In Pic­
ardy are slowly pressing forward and
years, while the spring wheat crop is cabbage, $1.75 per cw t; garlic, 10c
the Russians scoring sw ifter and more
86.2 per cent. The estimated value of per pound; peppers, 5@6c per pound; substantial gains In Galicia, the Ital­
the entire wheat crop of the state at
ians are smashing through the whole
the farm on August 1 was 88 cenU a @35c box; cucumbers, 50c@80 per Isonzo line.
bushel, or a toUl of $13,097,230. The dozen; peas, 4@6c per pound; beans, 4
That front has been weakened by
Btock of wheat now held on Oregon @7c; celery, 75@85c per dozen; corn, the withdrawal of Teuton reserves t.l
reinforce other lines menaced by the
farms is placed at 873,000 bushels.
Potatoes— New, $1.85@2 per sack; allies’ battering. The German general
The state bureau of labor statistics
staff apparently has not enough men
forecasts an oat yield of 13,200,000 Walla Walla, $2.
Green Fruits— Apples, new, $1.26# to withstand three offensives. A new
bushels, worth $5,412,000 to the Ore­
drive from Salonlca w ill bring the di-
gon farmer at 41 cents a bushel. The 1.76 per box; cherries, 5 # 10c per lema to a critical point. Then only
crop is 90.3 per cent of normal.
one course is left to the Teuton— to
With 50,500 acres planted to pota­ peaches, 36@80c per box; watermel­ shorten his line.
In its preparation, in the feint at­
toes this year and the crop 92 per cent ons, l ) @ l ) c per pound; plums, 76c@
of normal, a yield of 6,250,000 bush­ $1.35 per box; pears, $1@2; apricots, tack on Monfalcone to the south and
els is forecasted. A t 80 cents a bush­ $1@1.10; grapes, $1.76@2.25; black­ in the swift final thrust, Cadorna's
el this crop will have a value o f $5,- berries, $1.25; loganberries, $1.25; victory appeals to all military author­
ities here as a plan perfectly conceived
raspberries, $1.60@1.75.
000 , 000 .
and brilliantly carried out.
The state’s apples crop will total
Taken totally off guard, for they de­
3,216,000 boxes of a value of $3,216,- nominal.
luded themselves that their offensive
000. The yield is 72 per cent of a 10-
In the Trenttno had paralysed the
26c; per pound; coarse, 30@32c; val­ Italian effort on the Isonzo, the Aus­
year average.
trians were bound to evacuate Gorizia
Barley will bring $2,447,500 to the ley, 30@33c.
Cattle— Steers, prime light, $6.75 once Cadorna had seized the hills of
farmers, it is estimated, with a crop
@7.10; heavy,
$6.50@6.76; good, Sabotino and San Michele. The large
outlook of 4,450,000 bushels.
choice, $5.25@ number of prisoners and the great
This year Oregon has 41,000 acres $6.25@6.50; cows,
$4.60@5; or­ quantity o f ammunition and booty
planted to corn, with a prospective
heifers, taken is a measure of the surprise
yield of 86 per cent normal.
with which the attack was carried out.
Mr. Hoff estimates that 1,200,000 $5.50@5.75; bulls,
The victory was due to the very e f­
bushels will be raised, netting the pro­ $3.50@7.
fective co-ordination o f all the arms
Hogs — Prime light, $9.60 @ 9.76; at Cadorna's service.
ducers $1,008,000.
The Italian guns first dislodged the
Although the yield of pears is but prime strong weights, $9.26 @ 9 .5 0 ;
68 per cent of average for 10 years, be­ good to prime mixed, $9@9.25; rough Austrians from their defences. Then
the Infantry advanced to the attack
cause of unfavorable climatic condi­ heavy packing, $8.75@9; pigs and
and succeeded In breaking through
tions this year, the estimated crop skips, $8.50@8.75.
two lines, while reinforcements came
is 510,000 bushels, worth $510,000.
up constantly through a subterranean
The rye crop, estimated at 91 per
passage dug to within 60 feet o f the
cent, will total approximately 418,000 $6@6.25; good, $5.60@5.75; choice Austrian front. With the town and
wethers, $5.75@6; choice ewes, $5@ the surrounding heights in their hands
bushels, valued at $418,000.
the Italians began the pursuit with
Because of recent rains the hay 5.25; common, $2.50@3.
cavalry and the Bersagllerl cyclists.
crop, it is estimated, will run only
Nine Oregon Crops Valued at
$30,181,730; Wheat Leads
j Abram I. Elkua, the
ambassador, who received his final in­
structions Tuesday from
Wilson and Secretary Lansing before
departing for Constantinople
United SUtes does not accept “ “ J""
cient Turkey’s sUtement that the Sy­
rian harvest is ample
Weakened lines if Austrian farces Are
Crumpled by furious Assaults.
Defenders of Gorizia Are Taken Off
Guard and City is Given Up—
Immense Supplies Taken.
about 2.1 tons an acre, 88 per cent of
the 10-year average.
The peach crop this season is fore­
casted at 272,000 bushels, 59 per cent
of normal, and valued at $272,000.
The grape yield is placed at 80 per
cent, and the blackberry and logan­
berry output at 94 per cent of the av­
erage for 10 years. The condition of
truck crops for canning purposes on
August 1 is placed as follows: Snap
beans, 80 per cent; cabbage, 91 per
cent; sweet com, 71 per cent; cucum­
ber, 68 per cent; peas, 90 per cent;
tomatoes, 76 per cent.
On August 1, the estimated value at
the Oregon farm of the state’s main
products Commissioner Hoff places as
Com, 84 cents a bushel;
wheat, 83 cents; oats, 41 cents; bar­
ley, 55 cents; rye, $1; onions, $1.20;
clover seed, $12; timothy seed, $4.73;
alfalfa seed, $13.37; beans, dry, $5.27;
butter, 27 cents a pound; eggs, 23
cents a dozen; chickens, 11 cents a
pound; hay, $11.43; potatoes, 80 cents
a bushel; hogs, $7.61 per cwt; beef
cattle, $6.92 per cwt; milch cows,
$70.75 per head; sheep, $6.25 per cwt;
horses, $107.30 per head; lambs, $7.26
per cwt; calves, $8.95 per cwt.
Big Lane County Wool Pool
Brings 40 Cents Per Pound
Eugene — Announcement of the vir­
tual sale of 40,000 pounds o f Lane
county wool, constituting the Pomona
Grange pool assembled in Eugene,
Cottage Grove and Junction City, to
the Portland Warehouse company was
made this week by C. J. Hurd, market
master of the grange.
The price,
though not announced, is understood to
have approximated 40 cents a pound.
The wool haa been shipped to Port­
land and will be graded there, after
which final settlement with the grow­
ers will be made. The Portland con­
cern made an advance to the growers
nearly equalling the market price.
The pool represents wool belonging
to 137 growers.
Washington, D. C. — The State de-
Washintgon, D. C .- N e w represen­
ent has assem b led f o r transm is-
O.-W. R. fc N. Raises Wages.
to Turkey in behalf of starving
. t° the Austrian f o r e ig n office ad-
The Dalles— O.-W. R. A N. machin­
J data r e g a r d in g the Austrian Syrians will he taker to ^ e Porte by ists and boilermakers and their helpers
n« stu ck on the American
er Petrolite, supporting the charge
* * Petrolite’s captain that the at-
** * made in violation o f interoa-
**w- The United States already
^•manded an apology, punishment
. submarine commander and rep-
(jiago — The Federal Trade com
to may take a hand in the prob-
It is admitted,” says the state­
of America’s breads tuff a supply if ment, “ that at the outset neutral
■ made good their threat to in-
the price o f bread on account of
Leads Russians to Victory.
idvance in wheat and flour. This
ability loomed Saturday w ith the
to from Washington o f Edward
Barley, chairman o f the commis-
Prospects that bread w ill soon
.■V-/’'“ Tri
the effects o f the soaring market
increased when millers announced
increase of another 20 cents a bar-
v1 :í
in advertised brands o f spring
i flour. This brings the price to
Ifl, an increase o f 70 cents in three
During his three or four days’ stay
Chicago Mr. Hurley w ill make an
tonal inquiry into soaring wheat
flour prices, as well as the threat-
advance in the price o f bread,
results of his findings w ill be em-
■'ed in a report which he w ill sub-
3t to the commission on his return to
have been granted a raise in wages,
effective August 1. Tbs raise was un­
solicited. Machinists receive an in­
crease from 44 cenU to 47) rent! an
hour, helpers 23 cents to 25 cenU;
boilermakers, 46) cenU to 47 cenU;
helpers. 24 cenU to 26 cents.
Quartz Claims Are Opened.
Holland, Ore. — The
“ Portland”
group of gold mining claims located
near this place in Josephine county,
and owned by V. C. McKinney and
Wade V. Lewis, o f Portland, has been
recently leased to the Kerby Mining &
Development company. A stamp mill
with a capacity o f 20 tons has already
been installed on the property and is
now ready for continuous operation, a
considerable body of milling ore hav­
ing already been blocked out. Hereto­
fore this section o f Southern Oregon
had been considered wholly a placer
region, but in recent years many gold
quartz properties have been opened.
Rancher* Holding Wheat.
Wilbur, Wash. — The majority of
farmers w ill not contract their new
wheat at $1 the bushel, and some
farmers are holding their last year's
crop. Saturday 20,000 bushels were
contracted for at $1 a bushel. Wheat
harvest will begin about August 14.
The weather haa been favorable for
ripening the grain.
The acreage is
smaller than last year.
So far the
supply of labor haa been equal to the
Pay* *4 0 ,0 0 0 for Wheat Crop.
Starbuek, Wash—C. W. Pearson, a
rancher 12 miles west o f here, sold to
C. F. Actor, grain buyer, 40,000 bush­
els of wheat for $1 per bushel net.
The varieties were divided as follows;
Turkey red, 14,000 bushels; sixty-
three, 12,000 bushels; bluestem, 9500
bushels; one hundred twenty-three,
500 bushels. The grsin is to be de­
livered st the Pleasant View ware­
house on Eureka flat.
Dollar Wheat is Selling Rapidly.
Pendleton, Or.— More than 1,000,000
bushels of wheat are reported to have
been sold Thursday by Umatilla conn
ty farmers to local grain dealers, Hen­
ry W. Collins alone purchased 300,000
Most of the grain was contracted at
$1 a bushel, although It Is said that
as high as $1.01 was offered for club.
Daker, Or.— One hundred and fifty
thousand bushels of wheat have been
contracted by Portland firms in this
county, the prevailing price being from
95 cents to $1 a bushel. Most of the
purchases were of bluestem, club and
forty-fold, and are to be delivered Im­
mediately after harvest and shipped
to eastern ports for European deliv­
ery. Most of the sellers are ranchers
living between Haines and North Pow­
— —
Wallr. Walla. Wash.— Determined
not to be caught as last year by a sud­
den decline In prices, Walla Walla
wheat farmers let go of another big
lot of wheat here Thursday at prices
of $1.02 and $1.03 for club and $1.10
for bluestem.
A t the close of business It was esti­
mated by dealers that 200,000 bushels
had been sold and that already nearly
a half of the 1916 crop had bsen dis­
posed of. The biggest single lots, held
by the wealthiest farmers, have not
yet appeared on the market, but hun­
dreds of medium-sized crops have been
let go.
Spokane, Wash.— At Endlcott, Wash­
ington. 200,000 bushels of wheat have
changed hands from the growers to
the warehouse people at a price from
95 cents to $1.02 a bushel.
A t Pullman the grain dealers show­
ed greater disposition to buy than
farmers to sell and marked a most
exciting period of the season In the
local grain markets. F ifty thousand
bushels changed hands at $1 and bet­
39 Holstsins Bring SII.OOO.
ter. mostly contract wheat In small
North Yakima, Wash.— Thirty-nine lots.
Holstein cows from the Tyson-McKeel-
her ranch in the Mozee were sold and
City Buries Hast Victims.
shipped Thursday to the Bitter Root
Chicago — Seventy-one bodies will
Holstein company st Corvallis, Mont.
The price was $11,000. A ll vrcrc reg­ go to the potter's field from the coun­
istered. Several cows with high rec­ ty morgue, all victims o f the recent
ords were included.
heat wavs that has enveloped Chicago
for the past few days. Some were
buried Thursday and the others will
Harvest on at Gsston.
be taken to the potter's field later.
Gaston, Ore.— The weather the past
The dead are, in great part, friendless
week haa been delightfully cool and and unclaimed. They have left be­
breezy, with nigbte quite cool and fo g hind names and little else. A few are
in early mornings.
Threshing has the beads of families too poor to as­
just begun. Baling started last week. sume the cost of burial.