Eagle Valley news. (Richland, Or.) 191?-1919, September 03, 1914, Image 3

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    This Salmon
Alitor In Not nlnco JOjIi hayo tho
milinoii flnhlng InlorcHtn of tho Colum
bia rivor had mo successful a noanon an
tho onu which will cIoho noxt week.
Thin In particularly truo ho far an tho
glllnoltorn and nolnorn on tho lower
rlvor, tho wlieelmon and seiners on tho
upper river and tho cannerH are con
curned. Tho cold storage mon, how
ovor, mi flu rod a Hovoro blow when tho
European war wan declared, shutting
oir tholr principal market, and an a re
milt tho pack of that product, which
promlned to bo exceptionally largo,
wan curtailed. Strange to nay, the
catch by tho traps wan not no largo an
was to have been expected and that Ib
tho only claim of gear that han not
made a fairly good harvent.
Taken an a whole, tho pack of spring
uahnon in approximately 40 per cent
ahead of hint year, tho canned pack
being fully 00 per cent bettor and
pickled or cold storage output being 20
per cent Iohh. Tho total canned puck
for tho noiiBon in Hlightly over 280,000
full casea of 48 poundn and In about
11)0,000 canon in oxcenn of last year.
Two Per Cent of Berry
Crop Donated to Advertise
Salem To advortlno tho berry that
tho immenno crop thin year may be
nold profitably, tho tncmbernhlp of tho
Oregon Loganberry Growern' ansocia
lion agreed to donato 2 per cent of tho
crop. More than $1200 wan subscribed
at tho meeting.
A cornmitteo applonted to co-operate
with tho Salem Commercial club In tho
exploitation of tho berry in composed
of II. It. Crawford, II. S. Gilo, George
F. Itodgorn, Katph Moorca and Frank
Gilbert. Tho Salem Fruit Union and
II. S. Gilo & Co., promised dried ber
ries for uno an nnmplca in popularizing
tho product.
Because of tho largo increase in
acreago thin year growern havo foil for
some tlmo that tho demand for tho
berries might fall far below tho sup
ply. To obviate thin tho association
wan formed several months ago, and It
In now believed that tho entire crop
will bo disposed of at fair prices.
Several railroads havo placed orders
for largo supplies for una in dining
Flour Holds at $520.
Tho lowest wholesale price of flour
in the Portland market now is $5 a
barrel, the only mill that quoted less
than that figure having advanced its
price 20 cent only a day or two ago.
Other mills aro asking $5.20 a barrel.
Tho (lour market in keeping pneo with
tho advance in milling wheat. Blue
stem sold at $1.03 a bushel, a gain of
a cent over a preceding day'n price.
Farmers aro holding very firm and aro
taking advantago of tho situation to
got all thoy can for their whoat.
The present prlco of $13 a barrel for )
(lour compares with tho quotation of
$1.70 on thlH date Inat year, $5.10 on'
tho mtmo ditto in 1012, $1.05 three
years ago, $5.35 four yearn ago, $0.25
five yearn ago, and $4.85 in 1908.
Old Mine Is Reopened. j
Molalla Tho Ogto Mountain mine, ,
29 miles south of Molalla, started itn j
machinery running Wednesday for tho j
first time. This mi no has bcon j
worked in a sort of a way for tho last j
18 years. A fow years ago Htamp mills '
woro installed, but when put in opera
tion it wns discovered that too much of
tho gold was being wasted and opera-'
Hons ceased. Tho old stamp mills j
havo been discarded and $75,000 worth;
of modern machinery Installed.
New Reservoir Proposed.
La Grande Plans aro under consid
eration which, if carried out, aro ex
pected to eliminate any danger of wa
ter Bhortago in La Grando for somo i
years to como. City Manager Lafky
Is In favor of tho adoption of plans
which aro now on filo with tho city
for a rcBorvoir of 2,250,000 gallons ca- i
paclty, to replaco tho 1,000,000-gallon
resorvoir which now supplies tho city,
with water, acting iib a storage tank
from tho overflow of water carried I
down the Heaver crcok pipolinc.
Jiucna Vista Clover Poor.
Buonn Vista Clovor hulling, which
Ib In progrcsn In this district, Ib expos
ing a poor yield. Tho mldgo, grass
hoppers, and tho long dry spoil aro
blamed for tho noted decrease. From
ono bushel to two and ono-half bushels
aro boing obtained. Somo growers
report even less than a bushel an aero.
Tho Polk county acreago this year is
said to bo tho largest yot planted and
estimates for Itn valuo has been at a
high mark.
Polk Court Term h Over.
Dallas Tho August term'1 of tho
Circuit court for Polk county ban ad
journed after ono of tho longest terms
over hold In this county. An effort
will bo mado at tho noxt session of tho
legislature to got tho torms of court
changed ho that court will not convene
during August, when farmers aro par
ticularly busy with tholr crops,
Season Is
Best iti Three Years
Tho cold ntorago output for tho Hoanon
approxlmaten 4875 tierces of pickled
Tho ntoelhoad run wan short also and
tho pack of frozen (1nh In fully 300
tons flhort of tiio previous year.
Tho prencnt Hcason han been peculiar
in many wayn. Thero han not been
what In commonly known an a "run"
nlnco tho fishing began May 1. On
tho other hand thero wan what in much
belter, an almont ntondy stream of flnli
from tho opening day up to about tho
flrnt or tho prencnt month, when thero
wan a break and nlnco that tlmo tho
iialmon havo entered tho river only in
liltlo spurts. Early in tiio Beanon tho
fish averaged umall and prior to July
1 tho great bulk of them went into
cuiiH. Up to that tlmo thero had been
liltlo (lolling in tho upper river, but
then great hciiooIh of what wore
termed blucbackn camo In and an noon
iib they roached tho upper river In tho
vicinity Celilo, tho wheoln and nelncn
gobbled them up by tho ton, making
tho pack of tho canneries there the
largent In novcral years.
Eugene Light and Power
Companies in Rate War
Eugene A long-anticipated rate
war between tho municipal power plant
and tho Oregon Power company was
opened hero thin week with tho an
nouncement by tho power company
that it will not only meet but will un
dercut tho reduction announced by tho
city plant.
Tho privato company han filed its
new schedule of rates with tho State
railroad commission, declining to an
nounce the extent of tho cut.
Tho city's reduction amounted to 11
por cent and before tho cut was mado
tho maximum rate of 9 cents for light
ing and 5 centa for power wan lower
than oflfered In any city in the Wil
lamette valley outside of tho vicinity
of Portland. Tho now schedule of 8
cents maximum for lighting and 4
cents maximum for power, with a min
imum of 1.2 cents for 10,000-kilowatt
quantities, in almost half tho ratcn In
Eugene two years and a half ago, be
fore tho entranco of tho city plant,
which claims the credit for tho reduc
tion. Tho present rato war was forecast
recently when tho water board asked
tho Stato railroad commission to curb
tho activities of tho private company
and tho latter responded with a re
quest for unrestricted competition.
Neither wan wholly granted.
Highway Condemnation
Suits Are Being Tried
St. Helens About 100 farmers, sev
eral attorneys and Stato Highway En
gineer Howl by and his assistants, ap
peared before tho County court in tho
condemnation proceedings for right of
way for tho Columbia Highway.
Claims for back-hill places on
logged-off lands havo been put In at
$500 an aero and for agricultural land
that is taken nothing less than $1000
an aero is boing asked.
As thero aro moro than 100 claims,
tho County court will tako novcral days
for the hearings, after which Its decis
ion will bo given on all claims at tho
same timo.
Water System for Fair.
Salem An independent water sys
tem for tho Stato Fair grounds has
been decided upon by tho board of di
rectors, and tho drilling of tho first
well has been started.
According to Mr. George E. Scott,
tho contractor, n largo rlvor flows un
der tho grounds and Salem, and ho ad
vises that tho city oventually obtain
its wator supply from tho stream.
Secretary Meredith announced that tho
cottago city district at tho fair
grounds would bo moved to a tract
west of tho now pavilion before tho
oponing of tho fair September 28.
Canadian Company Sued.
Salem A temporary restraining or
dor against tho National Mercantile
company doing business in Oregon was
iaauod by Circuit Judgo Galloway. Tho
action was started by Attorney Goneral
Crawford at tho instance of Corpora
tion Commissioner Watson, who al
leged that tho company had not com
piled with tho corporation laws of tho
state. Tho company is a foreign cor
poration, having headquarters in Van
couvor, B. C, and, according to the
corporation commissioner, is conduct
ing In Portland a loan business.
Jood River Relic Goes.
Hood Rivor Tho oldest structure
now, standing in Hood River, built 28
years ago by Kobert Kami, and occu
pied by tho city's first harbor, was
destroyed by firo Wednesday. Tho
Htructuro was occupied by a plumbing
company and tho firo started in a pilo
of tar-covered ropes. Its frHmo wbIIb
woro dry as tinder, and tho flames
woro pouring from doors and windows
in an liiBtaiit. Adjoining business
block m were saved by quick work of
tho volunteer firo department,
Portland There was a big run of
all klndn of stock at tho North Port
land yardn. Tho result on prices wan
a decline of a quarter on hogs and a
weaker fooling In tho cattle market.
Sheep held firm.
'J he best price obtainable in the cat-
llo market for steers was $7.15, only
ono lonu going at that llguro. Five
loads wero sold at $7 and two at $7.05.
Tho bulk of sales woro at $0.50 and $7.
Good cown nold from $5.00 to $0, and
calven at $8.
In tho hog market tho top price was
$9.25, as against a $9.50 market
throughout most of last week.
The larger part of tho mutton trans
actions wero In Iambs, most of which
brought $0. Ewcb sold readily at
$3.85, wethers at $5 and yearlings at
tho same price.
Cattle Prima Hteorn, $717.25;
choice, $0.7507; medium, $C.25C.75;
choico cown, $5.75(36; medium, $5.25
(r?i5.75; hclfern, $5.500.50; calves,
$0(8.25; bulls, $34.50; stags, $4.50
Hogs Light, $99.25; heavy, $8
Sheep Wothers, $4(r5; ewes, $3.50
04.35; Iambs, $56.
Tho price of blucBlcm continues to
advance, but other kinds cf wheat are
no moro than holding their own. At
tho Merchants' Exchange session blue-
stem bids wero advanced half a cent to
99 cents, and sellers likewise raised
their asking price to $1.05. No busi
ness wan put through during the ses
sion. There wero reports from tho
country of blucstem deals at $1.02,
Coast basis, for account of interior
mills, and in view of tho firmness of
farmers, these reports wero not ques
tioned. I
Bids for blucstem, 99Jc; forty-fold,
89c; club, 88c; red Russian, 8Gc; red
Ife, 87c. Oats No. 1 white feed,
26c. Barley No. 1 feed, 21c; brcw-
ng, 21. c; bran, 24 c; shorts, 25c.
Mlllfecd Spot prices: Bran, $25
25.50 per ton; shorts, $2727.50;
rolled barley, $23.50(24.50.
Corn Whole, $37 per ton; cracked,
Hay Old timothy, Eastern Oregon,
$15 16; now crop timothy, valley,
$12.50(813; grain hay, $810; alfal
fa, $1112.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 25c per dozen; candled, 2830c
Poultry Hens, 15c per pound;
springs, 1717c; turkeys, 22c; dress
ed, choico, 22c; duckB, ll12c; Pe-
kins, 13(g)14c; geese, 10c
Butter Creamery prints, extras, 35c
por pound; cubes, 31c; storage, 28
Pork Block, 21c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 2414c per pound.
Potatoes Oregon, ljc per pound.
Hops 1913 crop, 1617c; 1914
contracts, 1818c.
Wool Valley. 1820c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 16 20c; mohair,
choice 1914 clip, 27c.
Seattle The outlook for next week
is continued low markets for fruit, tho
food staplo that has not as yet partici
pated in tho excitement incident upon
tho war. Cantaloupes may be tho sole
exception, but these have been so low
recently as to scarcely pay tho cost of
Low apples are outlined for the bal
ance of the season, running far into
the cold storago regions with $1(0)1.25
predicted by jobbers as tho top for tho
year. It is pointed out that even
though tho war should stop tomorrow,
tho season is too far advanced to per
mit of shipping the fruit to tho bo-
Hicgcd countries without appalling
shrinkage. Growers in tho Wenatchee
valley, with a fair price this season,
would havo gono on a cash basis.
Cantaloupes are scheduled to go
higher noxt week. Tho market, glut
ted for tho past week with good qual
ity fruit, Bhows slight reduction in vol
umo of receipts, and growers will
make an attempt to got a profit from
tho fruit. Pricos aro 76c for ponies
and $1 for standards.
Thero has been much complaint as
to tho general quality of tho peach
ofTorings. Hanford has shipped in
tho best Elbortas, and whllo other sec
tions aro contributing, tho standard Is
not what it has boon in previous years.
Tho quality of tho Crawfords Ib not
good. The market is 4060c for best
Eggs Select ranch, 33c por dozen.
Poultry Livo hens, 1015c per
pound; old roosters, 9c; 1914 broilers,
1415c; ducklings, lueoizc; geeso,
10c; guinea fowl, $9 perdozon.
Ranch butter 10c por pound.
AppIcB Now cooking, 50c$l por
box; now eating, $1.?51.50; Grav
onstoinB, $1.251.76.
Watermelons lc per pound.
Dressed Beof Prlmo beef Bteors,
12(fi)12c por pound; cows, ll12c;
holfers, 12c.
Dressed Voal 15(3)1 0c per pound.
DresBcd Hoga Whole, packing
house. 13c nor pound.
Dressed Spring Lamb 1213c por
pound. '
Dre.Bcd Mutton-9.i0c pound.
Congress Is Busy With
Issues Arising From War
Washington, D. C To prepare for
an criforgoncy arising, from tho Euro
pean war, tho president and adminis
tration leaders aro endeavoring to as
sure tho presence of a quorum of both
houses of congrcBB In Washington.
House leaders have mado imperative
demand for return of absentees and
thoy arc flocking In on every train.
Already thero is a substantial quorum.
While the conference primarily Is to
determine the nature of a war revenue
measure to "offset losses in revenue,
Borne aspects of tho foreign relations
of tho nation with particular reference
may be considered.
Philippine exports, aro giving the
administration concern just at this
time, because of tho conflict between
Japan and Germany. A plan to place
a ban on all exports from tho islands,
except to the United States, while the
war in Europe continues is under con
sideration. It is argued that should
the shipments from the islands to Ger
many or Auslrfa bo captured by the
Japanese, an embarrassing situation
might arise. The same might be
true should exports to Japan bo seized
by Germany.
Administration senators who have
been studying the situation believe an
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure, and they aro urging action by
congress to avert trouble which might
bo precipitated through Philippine Is
land commerce. They recognize, how
ever, that if commerce is stopped
somo provision must be made to com
pensate for losses that will follow.
French Capital Storing
Supplies for Emergency
Paris Tho French capita! has
rushed its plans to resist a siege by
the German army. The city is being
truned into an entrenched camp.
Following the decree issued by the
military governor, ordering residents
of tho district within the city's
line of defense forts to desert and
destroy their homes within four days,
enormous stacks of food were placed
within the state warehouses. The
Bois de Boulogne presents a pictur
esque aspect. It has been transformed
into a vast pasture filled with cows
and sheep. The animals have been di
vided into groups and are guarded by
reserves wearing the large shirts of
drovers. The number of sheep pas
tured in the parks exceeds 10,000.
Tho decree calling for the evacua
tion of the military zone around the
forts was a formal notice, although
army engineers recently made a tour
of the environs of the forts and ex
plained that the residents might be
called on to destroy their property,
which was deemed an obstruction.
Many of the houses in the line of
fire are those of poor people whose
owners aro now at tho front. Many
of these families lack resources and
will be without refuge. Nevertheless,
thoy took tho situation without com
plaint, although they addressed a pe
tition to the military governor, re
questing that ho use the power vested
in him only as a last extremity.
Japanese Are Cautioned
to Avoid War Discussions
San Francisco Japanese associa
tions in this city arc circulating a note
of advice to Japanese residents in
America, which wa3 issued by the
Japanese Association of America. It
reads :
"Jnpanese should endeavor to avoid
heated talks and discussions with
Europeans and Americans on the war
"In California there is a large popu
lation of German subjects and special
care should bo taken in your attitude
toward them.
"Japanese should refrain from con
versations and actions which might
tend to excite the sentiment of Euro
peans and Americans.
"As tho United States declared neu
trality, 'Japanese in America should
rccognizo and bind themselves to the
neutrality obligations. Outside of
tho necessary and proper support of
their mother country, they should not
givo'any support or assistanco to any
of the belligerents."
10,000 to Flee Albania.
London The Exchange Telegraph
compnay's correspondent at Barri,
Italy, says that tho Italian government
has arranged for tho transportation
of 10,000 fugitives who wish to leavo
Albania as Boon as Princo William, of
Wied, departs, as thoy fear anarchy.
Princo William has asked Italy to
leave the armored yacht Mysuratta at
his disposal, as he may bo forced to
abandon tho throne at any time.
Opera Singers OFT to War.
Chicago So many Bingers are en
dangering tholr lives and voices in tho
European conflict that the directors of
the Chicago Grand Opera company,
after a despairing two days' meeting,
announced that thero would be no per
formances the coming season. Ber
nard Ulrlch, manager of the company,
cabled the Hlngers notifying them their
contracts had been canceled.
Ottoman Cabinet Wavers as to
Projected Action.
Great Britain, Russia and France
View SiluationWith Disfavor,
Rut Are Cautious.
Washington, D. C. Tension is so
acute in Constantinople that diplomats
there fear Turkey may at any moment
be drawn into the general European
war on the site of Germany and Aus
tria. A strict censorship has been placed
on the papers In Turkey, which aro
now controlled by the military and are
being used, according to diplomatic
dispatches here, to create a strong pro
German feeling.
The Turkish cabinet is wavering be
tween a declaration of war and the
preservation of neutrality. The dip
lomatic representatives of the various
powers are in constnat conference with
tho government officials, England and
Russia endeavoring to keep Turkey
neutral. The German ambassador, it
is Baid, has intimated that, while Ger
many wishes Turkey to remain neu
tral, he believed the Ottoman empire
should mobilize to prevent an invasion
by Russia.
Feeling iB acute over the entry into
the Dardanelles of the German cruisers
Goeben and Breslau. Great Britain,
Russia and France requested 10 days
ago that if these ships were purchased
by Turkey the crews be sent to either
Germany or Austria, under safe con
duct. Many of the German sailors are still
on board and 150 or more are said to
have been distributed among Turkish
torpedo boats.
The British government is observing
these incidents with much disfavor and
the situation has been aggravated by
the inability of English merchant ships
to pass through the Dardanelles, even
after the Grand vizier has given the
requisite permission. Subordinate offi
cials disobeyed the instruction in a
way as yet unexplained.
Great Britain has let it be known
that if the Goeben and Breslau enter
the Mediterranean with Germans
aboard they will be fired on by the
Seattle, Wash. Within 20 miles of
this port Thursday morning, at 6 :30
o'clock, the passenger steamer Ad
miral Sampson was rammed and sunk
by the Princess Victoria, a Canadan
Pacific liner. The collision occurred
in dense fog off Point No Point. It is
believed 15 lives were lost.
The official list of dead furnished by
the Pacific Alaska company contains
11 names, eight members of the crew,
two passengers and an alleged stow
away, but four other passengers are
missing and are believed to have per
ished. The Admiral Sampson, bound for
Alaska, was just creeping along in the
smoke and fog, blowing her horn. The
Princess Victoria, also whistling and
traveling prudently, struck the Alaska
boat at a quarter angle just abaft the
beam and sliced almost three-fourths
of the way across the Sampson. The
oil tank of the Sampson was cut into
by the Princess and oil was set on fire.
Immediately the middle of the Samp
son and interlocking bow of tho
Princess were enveloped in flame. .
The officers of both boats had good
control of their crews. The lifeboats
of the Victoria and some of those on
the Sampson were lowered immedi
ately, the latter containing passengers.
Persons on the Sampson began to leap
into tho water and were picked up
speedily by tho Victoria's boats and
taken to the Canadian ship.
The captain of tho Princess held his
boat in the gap of tho Sampson until
the Sampson began to settle in the wa
ter and then withdrew. The Sampson
sank a few seconds later.
Captain Moore, Quartermaster Mar
quist and Wireless Operator Recker
Btayed on the Sampson until they had
Been all the others leave. Then they
tried to lower a lifeboat, but
were too late and they were engulfed
with the ship.
As a result of the collision tho Pacific-Alaska
Navigation company filed
a libel of $670,000 against tho Prin
cess Victoria.
Ball Play en Aid Red Cross.
New York Twenty-five per cent of
the gate receipts at all the National
League baseball parks September 4
are to be given to the American Red
Cross association for use in Europe,
according to announcement made by
John A. Heydler, secretary of the lea
gue, Mr. Heydler said the announce
ment was made on authority of Presi
dent Tener.