Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 02, 1905, PART TWO, Page 14, Image 14

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HONORABLE rivalry has stirred
nearly every county In Oregon to
prepare to do its utmost in making
a creditable display of its products at the
Lewis and. Clark Fair. . These exhibits
-will bo massed in the Agriculture and
Horticulture building, but each will ap
pear under the banner of its county and
prizes will be given for the best collec
tive county exhibits.
The State Commission has agreed to
pay half the expense of each county ex
hibit up to a maximum of $1000, that is,
it will supply $500 to meet the first $500
expended by each county. All expense
above that sum will be borne by the
counties alone. This condition does not
daunt the counties, for some of them are
prepared to expend several thousand dol
lars. Coos County will erect a building
of its own and .spend a total of $10,000.
Marlon is preparing a thorough exhibit
without any definite limit as to cost.
Union appears to have placed little re
striction on expense and other counties
are equally liberal. Clackamas will spend
$3000 in addition to the $500 given by the
state. Judging by the applications for
space, all the Willamette Valley coun
ties will engage in a warm but friendly
contest for supremacy.
It is yet impossible to say how many
counties will be thus represented, for it
is likely that some of those which nave
taken no action, among which is Clatsop,
will relent In time, and that some which
have decided not to exhibit will change
their minds. Among the latter are Grant,
Lake and Wheeler, which are too remote
from transportation, but Klamath, Mal
heur and Harney will be represented,
in spite of distance. Multnomah wllll
make no county exhibit, for It will be
abundantly represented by the separate
exhibits of its citizens.
When all is considered, there is assur
ance of such a display of the 'manifold
products of Oregon as has never been
gathered In the state's history-
BENTON COUNTY will have an elab
orate exhibit at the Lewis and Clark
Fair. No appropriation for the pur
pose has been made by the County Court,
and the reliance is on the patriotism of
the citizens and their desire to sea the
county's resources displayed in a fash
ion commensurate with the occasion.
The exhibit and Its collection is in the
hands of H. L. French, for the past two
years collector of the county's exhibit at
the State Fair.
A feature will be the display of grains
and grasses, including best specimens of
forage plants and a wide variety ,of cer
eals, for production of both of which the
county is famed. An exhibit will bo
made of every variety of manuafactur
lng woods in the country, and will be ot
novel character. Especial pains will be
taken with the fruit exhibit for which
wide collections have already been made.
Unseasonable fruit will appear preserved
In the natural form In glass, and will
embody many fine specimens.
Tie wool and mohair exhibit will be
an especially extensive feature. The
county is studded with fancy stock farms,
with sheep and goats of the best blood
obtainable, and careful arrangements for
gathering of best samples have been
made. Specimens of hops of splendid
proportions and rich in lupulln were se
cured in season, and will be representa
tive of the considerable Industry in that
lino in the county. The vegetable collec
tion. Involving that part to be out of
season when the Fair opens, has been
provided for, and comprises mammoths
in beets, potatoes and other crops.
A vast part of the collection Is. yet to be
arranged for. but" when completed the
exhibit will far surpass any previous rep
resentation of the products and resources
of the county.
OREGON CITY, Dec 3L-(Special)-Con-fldent
of their ability to gather and
exhibit a collection of resources superior
to that of any other county in the state,
the people of Clackamas County are un
usually active in gathering the cream of
their varied products for the Lewis and
Clark Exposition. To that end an organ
ization has been formed through which
creditable representation of the county
will result A general committee, con
sisting of one member from each of the
37 precincts, was named at a mass meet
ing of the citizens of Clackamas County
held early In October. This general com
mittee subsequently named an executive
committee of nine members to which was
delegated the specific task of supervising,
assorting, arranging and transporting the
exhibit to the Exposition. The executive
committee consists of: Henry Gans. Os
wego; J. T. Apperson, Abernathy; W. B.
Stafford, Oregon City, No. 3; Mrs. Mary
S. Howard. Mulino; Dr. J. W. Thomas,
Molalla; George Lazejle, New Era; Mrs.
George A. Harding, Oregon City, No. 2;
J. W. Boots, Boring, and Harvey Stark
weather, Mllwaukie. Organization of the
committee resulted in the choice of Hon.
J. T. Apperson as president, and Mr.
Starkweather as secretary. The two com
mittees are acting In conjunction and have
facilitated the collecting of the exhibit by
appointing an active representative for
each section of the county to perform this
service in hla locality. In this way an ex
hibit more thoroughly representative of
the county will be procured.
In addition to the appropriation of $1000
that has been made by the County Court
to defray the expenses of the exhibit, the
members of the executive committee are.
working on a plan that proposes the rais
ing of $2000 more by popular subscription.
The people of Clackamas County feel that
they have something to show the Fair
visitor that Is worth seeing and arc going
to spend what Is rieceseary to collect and
resources of the great Coos Bay country.
It Is planned to spend $10,000 on this dis
play, and to this end the county will be
asked to appropriate $3000 from the public
treasury. There Is $500 left over from
the money raised for an exhibit at the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The
Boards of Trade of Bandon. Myrtle Point.
Coqullle. North Bend and Marshfleid will
exhibit the same. Interest In the exhibit each make liberal contributions. The peo-
from this county was greatly stimulated 1 pie of Coos are interested in making the
in gathering the exhibits. A committee
has been appointed In every precinct ot
the county, whose duty It will be to look
out for and collect the, articles desired.
One of the features decidedly novel will
be a display of Juniper wood, which 13
peculiar to the arid West, worked into
highly polished ornaments and furniture.
AnotheV will be the Hereford exhibit.
This family of cattle Is bred almost ex
clusively among our cattlemen, and the
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when Clackamas captured first honors at
the National Grange Fair at Portland In
November. The best of the products that
were shown at that time have been turned
over to the Lewis and Clark Fair commit
tee, forming a splendid nucleus for the
more comprehensive exhibit that Is to be
made at the 1303 Fair. The agricultural,
mineral and manufacturing Interests of
the county are all working in behalf of
the exhibit.
Other arrangements are being made by
the people of Clackamas County to show
the Fair visitors "what can be produced
in this section. During the last year the
County Court has expended thousands of
dollars in the Improvement of a numbcrJ
of its highways so that the Easterner who
is as certain to visit Oregon City as ha is
to attend the Fair, may be made ac
quainted with the land of Clackamas'
County, besides being furnished an oppor
tunity to enjoy the unrivalled river and
mountain scenery In the vicinity of ure
gon City. Before the gates of the 1S03
Fair aro thrown .open the County Court
will have completed a number of beautiful
driveways leading out of Oregon City, not
able among which will be one on the v est
Side, and another extending up the Clack
amas River to the Government natcnery.
Matchless river and mountain scenery in.
addition to a large acreage of rich orch
ard and agricultural lands are to be
viewed from either ot these driveways.
COLUMBIA COUNTY'S exhibit will be
for the purpose of Inducing capital
to Invest in manufacturing and mining,
as well as to demonstrate to the home-
seeker that there is good opportunity for
those who desire to secure cheap lands
near good markets at very reasonable
prices. One feature will be a display of
the mineral resources of the county, In
coal, iron and marl. No attempt will be
made to show immense logs, but there
will be a good exhibit of the different
woods of the county In slabs and blocks,
the hardwoods being, polished to show
their beauty and adaptability for furni
ture manufacturing.
If the commission provides facilities,
there will be an exhibit of cold-storage
salmon, one feature being a mammoth
chlnook salmon in a block of crystal Ice.
The stone quarries at St. Helens will
have a wall built out of the basalt rock
which Portland uses to pave Its streets.
Rainier will exhibit the products of Its
sash and door and soap factories, and it
is hoped there will bo a good exhibit of
creamery products, which are second to
none In the state or elsewhere.
It is also intended to have a photo
graphic exhibit, consisting of 400 large
views from the logging camps of the
county, showing the processes of lumber
ing, from the felling of the tree in the
forest to placing the finished product
aboard the vessel. These will be ar
ranged as a border around the entire
exhibit and will occupy about 100x5 feet
of wall space and give the Eastern vis
ltor a very complete Idea of the manner
In which this great Industry Is conducted-
No especial attempt will be made to
have a display of the agricultural and
horticultural products of 1S04, but spe
clal pains will be taken with the crop of
1SC3, and as fast as It matures samples of
the best vegetables, fruits, grains and
grasses will be placed In the display. It
is also understood that, while fruit will
not be given away indiscriminately, there
will be enough on hand every day after
the new crop is available to tickle the
palates of genuine inquirers.
The work of organization has Just be
gun and will be vigorously pushed. Owing
to Columbia County proximity to Port
land and the numerous vehicles of trans
portation, it will be comparatively easy
for this county to keep its exhibit of ag
ricultural and horticultural products con
stantly replenished. There are but thre
Lewis and Clark clubs In the county,
the oldest one being the Woman's Club;
of Clatskanle. in the north end of the
county. It Is thought and hoped the dif
ferent Granges of the county will consti
tute themselves Lewis and Clark clubs
and co-operate with the Commissioner
appointed by the County Court to have
charge of this matter.
R. S. HATTAN, County Judge.
Fair a success for the good of Oregon,
and some handsome private subscriptions
will be made.
The feature of the Coos exhibit will be
a county building, on a plot of ground 100
feet square that has been reserved at the
request of the Coos Bay Chamber of Com
merce. This building will be finished en
tirely in Coos County woods, and this
part of Oregon Is particularly equipped
for a fine exhibit in this respect. Here
grows the beautiful hardwood myrtle.
This, wood is" black and white in -the same
log, and gives a finish like onyx. The
homes of Mayor Sengstacken, of Marsh
field, and Mayor Simpson, of North Bend,
have halls, and mantels finished in myr
tle. The celebrated shlp-bulldlng Port
Orford cedar is found only In Coos and
Curry Counties. The yellow white oak of
this eounty is equal to the very best Eng
lish oak. The yew and maple are also
beautiful woods. The other woods are fir.
ash. alder, chittam. madrone. hemlock,
spruce and white pine. There is within
easy reach of the harbor 40,000,000,000 feet
of standing timber in the Coos Bay
Coos Bay also has the only coal in the
State of Oregon. This Is a lignite, and
makes a superior domestic coal, with lit
tle ash and no soot, and samples will bo
Coos County has a gold belt running
through the southern part, and some rich
mines have been discovered. A fine cabi
net of minerals will be collected to take
to the Fair.
Coos County has a number of people
who have made a specialty of collecting
rare exhibits. Mrs. Henry Sengstacken
has probably one of the most valuable
collections of Indian baskets In the West
Frank E. Rogers, of South Coos River, is
great nunter and an amateur taxider
mist, and has mounted some fine animals.
Mrs L. J. Simpson also has a rare col
lection ot Indian baskets, fur robes and
horns. If the patriotism of these people
is drawn upon, the" Coos County building
can be made highly attractive and interesting.
But probably the greatest benefit to
Coos County will be the plan to exhibit
a model ot the harbor of Coos Bay. It is
proposed to make a relief map on the
lawn in front of the building, showing the
bay just as it really is, with its smooth
water and wooded shores. It is not much
over five miles from the entrance' to the
head of Coos Bay. and yet, withMls many
inlets, it has over 100 miles 'of water
front In the hands of an artist a model
of this bay can be made a fine attrac
tion. There is no land more beautiful in
the world than the Coos Bay country.
rtEOPLE fn Coos Count- fully appreci
Ir ate the value of the Lewis and Clark
Exposition as an advertising medium, and
will take advantage of the opportunity to
place before the visitors an exhibit of the
care exercised, together with the favor
able conditions under which they have
been raised. Insures high recognition.
The feature, however, in which Crook
County feels that It will excel without
fail Is the sheep exhibit Among the stock
sent will be the famous Louisiana Pur
chase Fair prize-winners from the farm
of the Baldwin Sheep & Land Company,
of Hay Creek. As these are undoubtedly
the highest type of sheep in the world.
we are reasonably sure of one first prize.
Other exhibits will include fruits, vege
tables and cereals, and. although the ex
ploitation of our agricultural resources
ranged, and some very creditable speci
mens can be had. "Very lfttle mineral de
velopment has occurred, but that which
is attracting most attention is the cinna
bar lode, on Lookout Mountain, 25 miles
past of this city, and the Mayflower gold-producing-
property at Howard. The
former mine has in the course of develop
ment shown unlimited quantities of cin
nabar, carrying very high values in quick
silver, and it Is believed that future de
velopment will place it in the ranks of
the great quicksilver-producing properties
of the world. These and other things will
be represented at the Fair, and our people
will be there, whoso duty It will be to
call attention of the outside world to our
If present plans carry out, these will 5e
of & very widely diversified form, and
will do ample Justice both to the re
sources of the section and the- energy of
the citizens.
L WAVE of prosperity and great de-
velopxnent Is sweeping toward Klam
ath County. The Immense tule swamps
and sagebrush plains bid fair to become a
thing of the past In the near future, and
be replaced by fields of waving grain and
The Government engineers that have
been In the field during the past Summer
estimate the amount of land that can be
reclaimed at the vast amount of 320,000
acres. All of this land is of the best
quality, and adapted to the growing of
grain, alfalfa and potatoes and beets.
While Klamath does not pose as a fruit
country,, apples, prunes, plums, apricots,
pears and cherries of the very best quality
are grown, as well as nearly all the small
fruits. '
The pine forests of Klamath County are
too well known to need mention, as tim
ber claims have been taken by residents
of about every stato in the Union.
The assessed valuation of Klamath
County is $3,262,575, making it in propor
tion to population probably the wealth
iest county in the state, and, with the
reclamation of the vast area proposed by
the Government will be heard the hum of
Immense mills and the shriek of the lo
comotive, as well as the whistle ,of the
steamers, on our lakes.
The great area of contiguous land adapt
ed to the raising of alfalfa will, with the
advent of transportation facilities, make
Klamath County the greatest feeding
ground for beef cattle on the Paclflo
The opening of the Lewis and Clark
Fair Is ioo early fort Klamath, as we are
still plowing and Seeding, while some
parte of the state afe haying. However,
Klamath has askeir for space, and will
before the season is over come to the
front with an exhibit of the.various kinds
of timber grown here, as well "as grains,
grasses, alfalfa, frult3 and vegetables,
and expect to give the other counties a
worked to mako it a possibility. He flr
went before the Commercial Club, whlcl
appointed a committee to take charge of
the matter and present a plan to the
County Court This committee secured
from the County Court an appropriation
of $500 to defray the expense of collect
ing materials for an exhibit Mr. E. M.
Warren was selected by the committee
to collect and arrange the exhibit and
take charge of It and at once commenced
work. By the date of the opening he will
havo Lane County represented in fitting
Mr. Warren already has a large part
of tho grains, grasses, commercial canned
fruits, dried fruits, hops, etc., which are
to constitute the exhibit He has been
for years engaged in growing and col
lecting grains and grasses for exhibition
purposes, and has one of the most com
plete collections in this line to be found
in this state. He has samples of every
variety of grains add grasses produced?
In the Willamette Valley.
These are all carefully bundled and
stored in a dark room, where they are
not in danger ot damage from light, dust,
mice, etc Here they will remain until
about tho opening of the Exposition,
when they will be carefully prepared and
shipped to Portland.
Both Mr. Traver and Mr. Warren are
doing all in their power to make a fine
showing. Besides . what they have now,
they will at once 'secure seeds from the
Agricultural Department at Washington,
which they will have sown and carefully
tended on some of the best soil. Vege
tables will be grown In the same man
ner, to be placed In the exhibit fresh at
tho proper time. In the line of fruits
they have now some 250 jars of commer
cial fruits, and will add to this collec
tion very largely.
Lane County has an almost endless
variety of products, and these will be
collected by these 'interested and ener
getic men, and it may be that an exhibit
will be made that will not only be an
object of wonder to the visitors from
the East, but also to many who have
spent their whole lives In this valley.
UR population 13 too small; our
farms are too large; and we need
.more people up here in the valley, and
our aim will be in a general way to show
the visitora at the Exposition something
of our resources and productions, with
the Idea of attracting Immigration. Ono
thing i3 certain. Linn County will be
there with an exhibit, and when you re
member that we have carried oft as
many, if not more, first prizes for coun
ty exhibits than any other county at the
annual meetings of the State Fair, you
can rest assured that the people of the
state will have no reason to be asham4
of us.
Linn is an agricultural county, and nat
urally the larger part of our exhibit will
CROOK County's exhibit will be a com
prehcnslve representation of every re
source known to Central Oregon, Includ
ing agricultural, timber and mineral prod
ucts. ,It Is the policy of the County
Court to provldo a liberal sum, which will
be used In co-operation with Individuals
has only begun, our exhibit in this line
will be a revelation to the outside world.
The fine products of the Agency Plains
country, and the Deschutes, Ochoco and
Crooked River sections, includipg pota
toes, wheat oats, barley, rye, sweet po
tatoes, fruits and alfalfa, will do more
when placed on exhibition to forever
dispel the idea that Crook is an arid coun
ty than years of advertising In any other
The famous timber belt of the Upper
Deschutes will be represented, but no defi
nite arrangements have been made along
this line. The main trouble in preparing
an exhibit of yellow pine Is the trans
portation feature. Being Isolated nearly
100 miles from the railroad, the county
cannot arrange a display that could do
our forests justice.
The mineral products, including gold,
silver, coal and cinnabar, will be ar-
run for first place among the prize-winners.
Klamath will most likely depend
on views and printed matter, but may de
cide . to have a' representative on the
grounds at least a portion of the time,
and; if ail attend who say they will,
Klamath will be represented at all times.
GEO. T. BALDWIN, County Judge.
THAT Lane County will have an exhibit
at the Lewis and Clark Exposition Is
an assured fact ani if it is not the best
county exhibit it will not be far behind.
The matter of making a county exhibit
was talked of by a few for some time be
fore it took definite shape. Finally H. L.
Traver, president of the Southern Oregon
District Fair Association, took an active
Interest In the matter, and at once
be along that line, but we have quite a'
number of manufacturing enterprises
within our borders, and we shall do our
best to have them all represented. Our
dairying Interests have forged ahead re
markably in the last few years, and we
shall try to bring this also to the atten
tion of the people attending the Expo
slon. Still our chief exhibit will no doubt
be of grains, grasses, fruits, vegetables,
hops, etc
County Judge.
T a mass meeting of taxpayers of
Marion County three months ago It
wa3 decided by unanimous vote that this
county should be properly represented by
an industrial exhibit at the Lewis and
Clark Fair. The people who attended