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TITE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, WEDNESDAY, XOrE3fBEK 11, IOCS.
characterlxed the banquet as the frreatest
gathering of the kind he ever attended
In Oregon. Ralph W. Hoyt apoke as
president of the Portland Rose Festival,
and J. W. McDouKall. a former Albany
minister, now of Portland, made a hit
Id the closing talk.
Leave for Home la High Spirit.
The banquet ended with three cheers
for everybody. W. W. Cotton leading.
.Excellent music was furnished by the
ladles' octette, of the Albany Conserva
tory of Music. The Kugene delegation
left early to catch their train, and the
Portland visitors, headed by the Albany
hand, marched to the depot. Their train
left with universal expression of good
will, the visitors declaring that "150
Albany boosters are going back to Port
land." SALEM WHISTLES
The Store Noted for Best Goods at Lowest Prices
See Window Display
Delegation 150 Strong Helps
Dedicate Southern Pacif
ic's New Depot.
Demonstration Train Greeted
at Capital City by
MERRY AT ALBANY
PRAISES BIG APPLE SHOW
Visitors Are Entertained 'With Foot
ball Game and Banquet Eugene
and Other Neighboring
Towns Also Participate.
ALB ANT. Or., Nov. 10. (Special.
On bundrea and fifty leading business
men of Portland helped the citizens
of Albany to inaugurate the apple fair
and dedicate their splendid new depot
today. As guests of the railroad
renter of the valley the people of the
Northwest metropolis formally opened
one of the best depots In the state,
vlewd the neerle3s apples of the Wil
lamette Valley, admired the many evi-1-ncesof
progress in the capital of
Unn. saw the football boys of Albany
oll-se wailop the sons of Willamette
Vnlversity. and concluded an event
ful day with a big banquet at the Alco
An enthusiastic delegation from Eu
jrerve also assisted In the festivities,
and people from Lebanon, Brownsville.
Jlarrlsburg and other nearby cities
Joined In the celebration. i
Reception Is Enthusiastic.
It was "Portland day" at the apple
fair and a gala day in Albany. The
special Portland excursion train arrived
here at 12:10 and was greeted by a big
reception committee of the Commercial
Club, accompanied by the Elks band
and a rrowd of several hundred people
from Albany and the surrounding coun
try. Ti. I. Pasent, manager of the
Commercial Club, and P. A. Your.fr had
met the train at Woodburn and distrib
uted neat souvenir keys to the city,
and all of the visitors wore these
tokens of welcome to the hub of the
The visiting delegation from Port
land was pronounced the most repre
sentative body of business men which
vsr represented Oregon's chief city
upon a similar occasion.
Speeches) by Railroad Officials.
A delegation of almost 100 mem
bers of the Eugene Commercial Club,
headed by the Eugene band, arrived at
1:20. und the formal opening of the de
pot then occurred before a crowd of
more than 1000 people. Dr. W. H. Da
vis presided and Mayor J. P. Wallace
welcomed the visitors, and on behalf of
the city thnnked the Southehrn Pacific
officials who were present for the
splendid new depot. J. P. O'Brien,
manager of the Southern Pacific lines,
was the next speaker, and conveyed
the news which will be welcome
throughout Western Oregon, that the
fmithern Pacific had now reached a
point where it can imitate the examples
set at Albany and Eugene, and build
splendid depots all along the line. He
said the company had expended 13.
100.0(0 In Un;ron since loV on its
roadbed and other improvements, and
at last sees lu way clear to provide
good depots and Improved grounds.
W. W. Cotton, of Portland; J. K.
Weathcrford, of Albany, and C. A. Mal
boeuf. district freight agent of the
Southern Pacific, each made brief ad
dresses, and then the splendid depot
was opened to the public, who viewed
the beautiful and comfortable arrange
ments of the Interior.
Apple Display Is Admired.
The visitors were then taken to the
apple fair In the Armory and the splen
did display called forth admiration and
surprise. On their way through the
city the Portland men constantly re
marked on th number of new build
ings, viewed the work on the construc
tion of an electric line and the prepara
tions for street paving and commented
heartily on Albany s progress.
The college football field was the next
center of attraction and the visitors I
watched Albany College defeat Willam- I
ette University. The game was delayed
half an hour by the fact that Willamette
refused to play so long as Imnlap. former
star at the Oregon Agricultural College,
who le now attending Albany College, re
mained in Albany's line. President
Crooks certllled that Dunlap is a regular
student and entitled to play under all of
the college's requirements, but Coach
Kirby kept his team In the gymnasium.
The Eugene boosters, who added a great
deal of life and vim to the afternoon,
came to the rescue in the interim, by fol
lowing their band in a bi parade around
Portland Cheers Albany Team.
Finally Albany, rather than disappoint
the large crowd of visitors, announced
that though Dunlap was eligible, they
would play without him. This spirit won
the applause of the crowd and the Port
land contingent cheered luetily through
out the game as Albany, with a sub In
Dunlap's place, proceeded to wallop Wil
lamette. After the game the visitors gathered
In the big gymnasium annex of the Alco
Club, where the ladles' auxiliary of the
Commercial Club served a splendid eight
course dinner. Covers were laid for 400.
This banquet was the crowning event
of "Portland day." The spirit of good
fellowvhlp mingled with the spirit of
all Oregon and enthusiasm for united ef
Novel Methods of Introduction.
J. S. Van Winkle, postmaster of Al
bany, was an unqualified success as
toastmaster and his Introduction of
speakers and presentation of telegrams
from well-known men of the state and
Nation won applause. J. K. Weather
ford made the address of welcome and
was followed by W. W. Cotton. Gov
ernor Chamberlain was Introduced by
neat ' fake telegrams .from Taft -and
Bryan. H. M. Yooks. president of Al
bany College, and P. R. Campbell, presi
dent of the Vnlversity of Oregon were
the next speakers, the latter being greet
ed by the Oregon varsity yell.
John Hartog. the Eugene booster, was
presented as the only Eugene man of
whom Albany was jealoue. and said
when Eugene dedicated its new depot it
thought It had ecliosed all records, but
that Albany had "out-Eugened Eugene."
Portland Men Make Speeches.
Senator C. W. Hodson spoke for the
Portland Commercial Club, of which he
Is president. Tom Richardson made a
characteristic Wilk. and B. I. Dasent, the
Albany booster, was Introduced and re
ceived an ovation. C C. Chapman, presl- j
oVnt of :he lortland Admen's Club, was
presented as the "Portland megaphone."
and made good. Fred Mulier. aecretary
of the Portland Board of Trade, and H.
H. Kewttt. of Albany, made good talks,
and then William MrMurray, general
passenger agent of the Southern Pacific,
FIXE APPLES. ARE OX DISPLAY
Albany's Second Annual Fruit Fair
an Elaborate Exhibit. -
ALBANY, Or., Nov. 10. (Special.)
Wttfl an exhibit which is pronounced the
best display of apples ever collected in
the Upper Willamette Valley, the sec
ond annual Albany Apple Fair opened
In this city today. The Armory, where
the fair is being held, ie tilled with
scores of boxes of commercially-packed
apples, and tables laden with exhibits
on plates. There are apples of all va
rieties, notable both for size, color and
flavor. The entries did not close until
6 o'clock tonight and at that hour almost
2u0 boxes were on display. Owing to the
fact tbat this was opening day many
Linn County exhibitors did not reach the
city until this afternoon and the display
was not quite complete when the big
Portland excursion train arrived. But
the visitors today were greeted with a
magnificent array of apples and ex
pressed pleasure at the fact that the
Willamette Valley can produce apples
which are the peer of any In the world.
Only two counties are competing for
the grand prize of a $100 cup offered by
Linn County. They are Marion and
Polk, Linn County being barred from this
competition. The Thomas Creek Apple
Growers . Association, of Scio, has en
tered the competition for this grand prize
and a second prize of a $75 cup offered
by the Brownsville Commercial Club.
These two prizes are to be awarded for
the best exhibits of at least 20 boxes.
Though Marion and Polk are the only
counties contesting for the county
prlzeB there are individual exhibitors here
from Polk. Benton. Lane, Marion, un
coln and Linn counties.
There will be strong competition for
the 15 silver cups, which are offered aside
from the two grand prizes.
The exhibits will be Judged tomorrow
and It is probable that the prizes will
be awarded tomorrow evening. The
judges are Professor E. R. Lake, of the
Oregon Atfrtcu tural college: n. si. v n
llamson of Portland, secretary of the
State Board of Horticulture, and C. V.
Galloway, State Land Agent, who Is
Yamhill County apple-grower.
In connection with the fair. Professor
Denny, of the Oregon Agricultural Col-
iee will elve daily demonstrations in
appleJpacking. and Professor Peck, chief
florist of the Oregon Agricultural College,
will conduct flower schools. These will
be public and open to all visrtors to the
tm. rear's exhibition lei the second
annua fair held under the auspices of
the Linn County Horticultural Society
nri l. In charge of the following com
mirteeT fnurrtv Fruit Inspector H. C.
Roberts, chairman: D. W. Rumbaugh.
C. H. Stewart. 1. A. Munkers and J. L.
Tomlinson. representing the Linn County
Horticultural Society, and Owen Bean,
J A. Howard, W. A. Eastburn. H.
Bryant and Pi H. McCune. representing
the Albany Commercial Club.
PRUNE CROP IS MOVING
Salem Packers Receive Orders From
6ALBM. Or., Nov. 10. (Special.) The
revival of business in the East and the
opening of manufacturing establishments
and olher enterprises employing labor
has evidently had Its effect upon the
prune market which has been dormant
for several weeks. Though prices have
not advanced, packers report new in
quiries for fruit and Tillson & Company
yesterday sold six carloads of prunes
which they were unable to sell before elec
tion. Though there were a few sales during
the period of depression, packers did not
shade their prices In order to move the
goods. Neither did the prices paid by
packers to growers suffer a decline,
though a few purchases were made at a
slight reduction. Neither growers nor
Dickers were seeking to cut prices and
those growers who held through the pe
riod of depression are generally lirm noia-
ers yet. It is an almost universal rule
that the prune crop this year was wen
cured and will keep well, even If held
through the Winter. Neither growers nor
packers, therefore, are compelled to get
rid of the fruit in order to avom loss.
As a rule there is confidence In the
future of th prune market because of
the short supply and the prospect for a
better demand as a result of improved In
dustrial conditions. The fact that there
is a good supply of fruit other than
prunes creates some doubt whether prices
will materially advance, but there is no
fear of a decline from present figures.
4c for X's and a quarter of a cent less
for each additional rive points.
Pioneer or 185 2.
GLENDALB. Or.. Nov. 10. Mrs. Mary
Ann Wood, who died at her home in this
city last week, was a pioneer of 1S62. She
Is survived by eight children. George and
Abraham Miller, Albert, Elias. James :
and Ievi Wood. Mrs. William Watklns
and Mrs. C. T. Nail. I
COMPLETE TRIP TODAY
Agricultural College Professors Will
Return to Corvallis and Rail
road Men Come on to ' Port
and Interest Still Intense.
BY C H. WILLIAMS.
" OODBL.RN, Or., Nov. 10. (Special.)
Factory whistles welcomed the farming
demonstration train of the Southern Pa
cific to Salem, the Capital, today. The
biggest crowd of the trip turned out to
witness the demonstrations, almost 200U
people viewing the exhibits during the
stop at the Cherry City. Other stops
today were also notable for the Interest
and the large attendance ot farmers and
townspeople. At Jefferson, the first stop
this morning, and at Gervals and Wood
burn, schools were dismissed and the
children formed an Interested audience at
the farmers' train.
As the Journey of the "book farmers"
on board the train progresses through
the valley, and as they continue to
preach the gospel of modern methods,
adaptability of crops to soils and rotation
of yieldr, the crowds and Interest are oiiW
the increase. -
Work Should Mean Big Results.
Nowhere has this awakening of the
farmers been more in evidence than on
today's tour of the Marion County cities.
Thie section, rich In fruit and dairying
and with great possibilities, particularly
in these two lines, is one of the oldest,
agricultural districts of the whole state.
Grain farming, that exhausted the land
and left an Impoverished soil, has been
practiced here for a half century, and
the application of dairy crops and
modern methods to the land, as pointed
out by the college professors from this
train, will work wonders here as else
where throughout the valley.
As the journey of the Farmers' Special
of the Southern Pacific nears an end the
full effect of the lessons taught and the
substantial benefits to follow are being
more and more realized by the professors
and railroad men on board. The move
ment this train has started is one of
great magnitude. Its results cannot be
measured because of the impossibility of
gauging the change that the leaven scat
tered throughout the valley by the dem
onstration train will bring about.
Cow Oregon's Mortgage-Lifter.
While the horticulturalists from the
Oregon Agricultural College on board the
train point out how perfectly adapted to
fruit growing Is the Wlllnmette Valley,
Dr. Withycombe is not slow to tell the
farmers that while their orcnaras are
growing up to maturity they will need
other sources of revenue, for the trees
are necessarily of slow growth.
"You will find that the old cow Is the
most useful animal on the farm." ha
said today, in addressing the farmers.
"She Is the best mortgage-lifter Oregon
has. Give her better care and rations
more adapted to the production of butter
fat and you will realize as never be
fore how reat a source of wealth the
old cow la. This train tells you how to
bring this about." '
Professor F. L. Kent, head of the
dairy husbandry department of the
- a f followed Dr. Withycombe In
an Intensely practical talk, telling how
to weed out the cows rrom me unnj
herds whose production of butter fat
Is so low as to make them unprofitable.
He said the production of the average
dairv cow of the country Is about loO
pounds of butter fat a year. This, he
said, is not high enough. He showed
practical tests that make It easy for
the farmer to determine Just what
cows are yielding; a profit and those
that are not.
Xeed Better Grade of Cows.
"We consider that a milch cow should
yield about 200 pounds of butter fat
per year to pay for herself," said Pro
fessor Kent. "Anything over that fig
ure may be regarded as a profit. What
is wanted is more butter fat. This
ust be accomplished by cattle of good
breed and by proper care and feed.
It Is easy for farmers to determine
the value of the cow by her yield in
butter fat. If a cow gives 40 pounds
of milk that show only 1 per cent In
butter fat, she Is only Just as valuable
as the cow mat gives v pounua ot
milk a day that contains 6 per cent
butter fat. " The process of the selec
tion of dairy stock has for Its object
the production of a large amount of
'Clara Eve, the Jersey cow we have
on the train, gave 630 pounds of butter
from 8733 pounds of milk. Lady King,
the Ayrshire on board, gave 644 pounds
of butter from 11,769 pounds of milk
FARMING DEMONSTRATION TRAIN AT HARRISBURG
during a period of lactation of -12
months. The cow that produces 300
pounds of butter lat ln-a year is ioui
times as profitable as the cow that
gives 225 pounds of butter fat, for we
estimate- that about 100 pounds a year
is required to pay her way.
"The weighing of milk frequently by
the dairyman and the frequent testing
for butter fat are essential. Many
farmers now weigh every milking and
it is found to be but little trouble. One
dairyman said that with his herd of 12
cows, the dally, weighing of the milk
required only about five minutes dur
ing the day. For accurate results, tests
should be made every month. Close
approximations canbe reached by two
tests of each cow during the milking
period, one six weeks and the other
six months after calving.
"The test for butter fat is simple.
Almost equal quantities of milk and
sulphuric acid are mixed. The theory
Is that the acid consumes the solids
in the milk with the exception of the
fat. The samples are then placed in
a Babcock tester and whirled, which
is a separating process, and the butter
fat comes to the top.
Best Breeds to Select.
"The breed of dairy cattle to choose
for your herds Is a matter for individ
ual choice largely. On a small farm,
with a few cows, which are grain fed,
Jerseys .and Guernseys are generally
preferred. But with plenty of pasture
and coarse feeds, the Holsteln perhaps
gives better results. In the hilly re
gions of the Coast, the Ayrshire Is
particularly well adapted and this
breed will no doubt become in time
the leading cattle for such regions.
Thousands of acres of land In Western
Oregon, particularly along the Coast,
are too hilly for cultivation, but make
excellent pasture lands. The Ayrshire
has been developed In similar condi
tions and will in time become very
satisfactory for dairying in such dis
tricts." -Stops tomorrow, the last day of the
demonstration train's trip, will be as
ODAY is the seventh day of the directors' sale,
and judging by the increased crowds, the re
maining days will surpass all previous records
in the volume of business transacted. Our
customers were quick to recognize the splendid money
saving opportunities presented during the sale and
have bought liberally. The lines carried by us include
complete stocks of
Coats. Skirts, Waists
Furs, Hosiery. Corsets. Under
wear, Men's Goods, Umbrellas. Purses
Dress Goods. Table Linens. Cur
tains. Blankets, Pillows
Laces, Veilings. Etc.
Strictly high-grade merchandise, bought from the very,
best makers in the country, and not the usual "sale"
goods bought by other stores. For a quarter of a cei
tury this store "has stood for legitimate merchandising
and will continue to carry out this policy. Store opens
at 9:30 in the morning during the sale. Mail orders
cannot be filled except at regular prices. No goods
charged and none C. O. D.
THIRD AND MORRISON STREETS
follows: West Stayton, 8:30-10:00 A.
M. ; Sllverton. 11:10 A. M.-12:50 P. M.;
Hubbard. 2:20-3:50 P. M.; Aurora. 4:10
6:40 P. M. The Agricultural College
professors will return to Corvallis to
morrow night ,and the railroad men
aboard will go on to Portland.
RATES GO UP DESPITE LAW
Northern Pacific Report Shows Ad
vance In Average Charges.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Nov. 10. (Special.)
Desplte the new legislation toward lower
freight and passenger rates, the annual
report of the Northern Pacific.' just filed
with the State Railroad Commission,
shows the average passenger rate re
ceived per mile was one and one-tenth
per cent higher than the average of the
previous year and the average freight
rate per mile shows the greater increase
of nearly four per cent.
Moving an aggregate of 348 million less
freight ton miles than the previous year,
or a decrease of 6.32 per cent in ton mile
age, the revenue decrease, was but 2.57
per cent and that in spite of the fact
that from May 31 to June 23 no freight
moved because of the flood blockade in
Montana. The report says," "The rate
per ton mile Increased from 8.66 mills to
9 mills. This Increase was due to a de
crease in the proportion of lumber and
other low-class freight moved last year
as compared with the previous year."
No explanation Is offered in the report
of the reasons for increase In average
passenger revenue, an increase which
came despite "two-cent" fare laws and
Interchangeable mileage regulations. Pos
sibly the elimination of passes by Federal
and state laws plays Its part In the re
sult. Anyway, the report shows the
passenger revenue per passenger mile in
creased from 2.25S cents the previous year
to 2.283 cents.
Mail revenue on the entire road fell off
$42,735 or 4.12 per cent but this was more
than made up by the $50,855 or 4.14 per
cent Increase in express revenue. Kxcess
Doctors all agree that an active liver
is positively essential to health. Ask
your own doctor about Ayer's Pills. .
"How are your bowels?" the doctor always asks.
He knows how important is the question of con
stipation. He knows that inactivity of the liver
will often produce most disastrous results. We
believe Ayer's Pills are the best liver pills you can
possibly take. Sold for over 60 years.
We have no secrets! We publish'
the formulas of all our medicines.
J. C. AYER CO., Mannfartaring Chemiiti. Lowell, Maw.
naggage and miscellaneous passenger
revenue increased nearly' 50 millions or
22.77 per cent and ordinary passenger reve
nue increased $1, 812,000 or more than 11
per cent although the mileage of revenue
passenger trains Increased less than two
The operating revenue of the road per
mile was 112.112.82, while its taxes per mile
(despite a $41.75 increase per mile for the
year) averaged but $482.39. The ratio of
operating revenue increased nearly four
per cent for the year over 1907, and the
ratio of taxes increased four-tenths per
COUNT STILL INCOMPLETE
Vote of Seven Oregon Counties Not
Yet Received at Capitol.
SALEM, Or., Nov. la. (Special.)
Seven counties have not yet filed their
returns from the recent Presidential
election. They are Baker, Curry, Grant,
Harney, KJamath, Lake, Malheur and
Wallowa, From the returns already in
it is apparent that the electoral candi
dates of the several parties received
approximately the same number of
votes. There were many Instances in
which a voter would mark his ballot
for only one elector. Republican or
Democratic, -but these errors were evi
dently distributed so evenly that one
Republican elector receives about as
many votes as another, and the same is
tru of the electoral candidates of other
Chinese Wives Come in Free.
VANCOUVER, B. G, Nov. 10. (Special.)
Two Chinese women, wives of Russian
Immigrants, were admitted by the
customs officials of Vancouver today
without payment of the usual 5500 head
tax. The customs officials decided that
the wives became, by International law,
of the same nationality as their hug
CROSS ENGLISH GLOVES
LADIES' GLACE Tan, pray,
black, white; 2-button $1.60-1.75
HAND SEWN For ladies S1.50
HAND SEWN For men S1.50
WHITE DRESS For vrom-
WHITE DRESS For
AUTO LUNCH BASKBT3
LUNCH AND TEA
EMERGENC Y SEWING
CASES Fitted ?1.50
MEDICINE CASES 6 bot
tles .. :...$2.50
FOLDING STICK PIN CASES
Morocco, suede lined
$1.75, $2.00, $3.75
HAND ENVELOPES Colored
Moroeeos, strap on back, inside
purse (. $4.25
AVASTE PAPER BASKETS
Willowwork, l'ther lined. $10.75
SEWING BASKETS Willow
work, leather trimmed, satin
lined, lock and kev, fitted com
plete, $10.75, $12.75, $13.50, $15
AS YOUR OWN
When gracefully entwined in a
monopram. Makes a gift more
welcome. We order these from
the East so make your selec
NOTE BOOKS, AUTO
BOOKS, PHONE BOOKS
Your writing desk is not com
plete without a set of Cross
Handy Desk Books. We have
a multitude to select from and
they come in prices and quali
ties to suit any purse or taste.
POCKET FLASKS, ETC.
The Jewel Cases come In all
sizes some are fitted; others
are plain. The leathers are pin
seal, pigskin, and dainty shades
of blue," purple and pink. The
fitted cases have compartments
for rings, pins, jewels, etc., and
are fitted with lock and key.
Prices from $1.75 to $50.00.
See Window Display
Fourth and Washington