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IHORO - EXPERIMENT
SCENES AT MORO EXPERIMENT FARM.
11 STATION SUCCESS
DAILY BY MAZAflS
:Adcison Bennett Writes of
Interesting Experiences of
Camp Life Recounted by
Anne Dillinger. ,
:i Great Good Being Done in
, Sherman County. '
RESULTS ARE WONDERFUL
CLOUDS OFT HIDE PATHS
.Trip to Model Farm Shows That
, "I-essons Are Belnr Learned and
: " Farmers In District Are Turn
! ing Station to Profit.
BY ADDISOX BENNETT.
-MORO. Or.. July 17. (Special.)
President Kerr, of the Oregon Agricul
tural College, accompanied by Regrent
Jefferson Myers, left Portland on the
Ck-W. R. & N. train Monday for this
t'lace to inspect the branch agricul
tural station here. Walter Pierce, an
other member of the board of regents,
was to meet the party at Bissrs, but
lie was detained unavoidably and tele
fcraphed that he could not come, but
ivpuld meet them at the Hermiston
branch station later. Mrs. Jefferson
Myers and The Oregonian correspond
ent are also members of the party. The
trip is also to take in the branch sta
tions at Union, Burns and Medford. and
Visits to the county agriculturists ot
Lake and Klamath counties.
; On our arrival here the party was at
once taken by automobile by Superin
tendent 15. M. Stevens to the experi
ment farm, which situated on a 230
acre tract adjoining this splendid little
eity on the southeast. The remainder
t.the afternoon wa3 passed in going
ever the fields where the work is car
Tract I Only ATtngc.
1 3Vhen President Kerr and the . re
gents selected this tract, seven, years
4 to, they did so after going thoroughly
war Sherman, Gilliam and Morrow
counties in search of an average tract,
conveniently located to transportation
Knes. It was then a farm that was
badly run down and consisted of land
not nearly so good as the beet farm
ing land of the county, and yet not so
poor as some, although there is some 30
acres of scab or rocky soil which waa
J -The first crops were planted six years
050 last Spring, so there has been time
enough since the start to show what
can. be done by expert, perhaps more
properly intelligent, farming methods.
The farm is divided into something like
1250 units or tracts. 1200 of them being
two by eight rods, thus containing one
tenth of an acre. The other tracts run
from one up to 20 acres. The various
tracts are not fenced, most of the di
visions being a narrow unplanted
In. coming up through the county
from Biggs on the train, we passed
through a portion of the wheat area
of the county and had a good opportu
nity of seeing a great many fields of
mature grain, and a few fields that
were being cut. Some of the fields
showed up mighty well, some moder
ately so, and some showed that the
harvest would be light. So when we
. Tent up to the lands of the experiment
station, we were pretty well prepared
to make comparisons. I am sure it was
a "surprise party," for we saw many
lipids, or plats, of as fine wheat as can
be found in the dry farming districts
of Oregon or Washington, fields that
will- run more than 40 bushels to the
Grain Four Feet High.
"Getting on one of the eminences, or
hills, for this Is a. rolling country, and
looking over the farm as a whole, it
was certainly a sight well worth see
ing. Much of the grain stood brave
and strong more than four feet high,
while in many of the fields we had seen,
inany of them on better land, better by
far, there was a. stand of from 18 inches
to two feet, rarely as high as 30 inches.
But the difference in the heads, and it
1s that that counts, was still more
marked. We also had the opportunity
of getting object lessons at close range
by comparing the grain on the state
farm with that across the line fences
on private-owned tracts, and in every
case to the advantage of the experi
. "I wish 1 could take up the work of
a few dozen of these experimental
patches and show the hundreds yes,
the thousands of variations made in
treatment. Let is suffice to say that
every tract is a separate account on
the books kept by Superintendent
8teven and the variations of treatment
are " a matter of record. These will
1 show every detail of the preparation
of that land for 'the last six years, the
Fort and quantity of the seed sown,
the day it was sown, the crop it fol
lowed, the date of harvesting and the
yield to the ounce.
Take, for instance, a dozen, adjoin
ing tracts or patches. Each was plowed
or disked on a different day, each
seeded on a different day, each seeded
in a different way, -each harvested in
a. different way then on the adjacent
lozen or more tracts the same treat-
-, ment with various quantities of seed.
These simple experiments run from two
pecks of seed to the acre up to eight
pecks. And then score upon score of
different "breeds" of grain brought
from various parts of the world. Per
haps I have used the word wheat when
I should have said grain, for there are
a great many patches of oats and bar
ley, and' all treated in the same way.
Time of rioTiine Important.
I might go on' and on and describe
the experiments in grasses and kindred
lood plants, the emers, vetches, kales.
bromes everything that this farmer or
that farmer might wish to know about
in . this dry-farming section. But it
would be utterly impossible to go into
cetaus and deal with the 1250 tracts.
Let us look at the facts as to Blow
ing; that is, the season of plowing. The
larmers. we will say. think anv time
from early April up to the middle of
June will do for plowing the Summer
fallow. For. I take it, the reader un
derstands enough about dry farming
to know that the method is to take a
crop every second year, cultivating
(Summer fallowing) the land the oft
year. Let us now go and view a hundred
or so tracts that have been plowed on
the different days between those dates.
Mr; Stevens can show by his records
that the difference in the yield
between the tracts sown in early
April and early June is 15 bush
els to the acre in favor of the
A'pril plowing. Now, how could an. in
dividual farmer take it on himself to
, make say 1000 experiments to find that
Let 'us look at just that one point,
and it is but one out of 100. There are
00,000 acres of grain land in use in
this county, or about 150,000 acres
seeded and harvested each year. Let
us suppose that the plowing begins on
tm average on the first day of May
and that the loss by this late plowing
is five bushels to the acre. That makes
a', loss to the farmers of thie county
of . 750,000 bushels a year. Now, this
experimental work can save that much,
not only to this county, but to 1.000,
. 060 acres in other counties if the
farmers will just treat their farming
fell f&&t,i&& '4-$t. &AhZ$' -VV'r v ; ? z-J-t
.. 11111 1 i&;&tvssx S.H-ry$?
operations as they would, say, a case
with any gumption 'does not attempt
to practice medicine without any train
ing, nor doe.l Iia trt Info 'nnrt wlthnnf
a lawyer. But many of them, far too
many, are prone to tninn mat experts
in law and medicine are necessary.
1 . . cApciia in agrjuuuuro are not
capable of advising or even worth lis-
Mteptlclam la Leaving.
. a mil iiul iiij 1 1 1 k l tin l jnaici-
ment At thA Hnrtra nf 1 1. 4 r. ..... 4
Sherman County. And I want to ay
that through lean years and through
fat years, through panics and times of
nlnntv . 4 . I J L, , ,
"v.u.s, tanucia wi. uiu oacrman nave
always showed good common sense and
good business judgment. They may
have been a little skeptical as to this
experiment station's work. Some of
them ar( frnm r 1 tA inacnn.1 n .1
- - . 'J - . UI1U
to be shown. Not simply one year, but
a series of years. So they have aort of
built up their faith in this station as its
work has progressed and today I ven
ture to say not a half dozen men in the
rmintV Will Hianula .-. - I
- ..... " OLaiciiicui II1RQC
as to the experiments vouched for by
I am led to that belief from my talka
with farmers here and by statements
uauc arouna tne Danquet board Mon
day nifht. Knr thu nonnl. 4 ikl. inn.
city gave the party a fine dinner at the
4.jik vaaa ianaiora itntled ge
surely showed that he , knows how to
serve a fine mpnl nnri . i .i.k.t
which was attended by nearly two-score
Of DeoDle from m rrliti r oe MnA.
around, most of them land owners, many
' iticiii practical iarmers. Many short
nciG niaae, ana not one jarring
. mo wwri. oi me
station and the advantages to be gained
iwuwiuB me aavice or Air. Stevens.
lAll 'XriOri metll Btlttnn tm 4
" w. iiiua ue
unless the superintendent is a man of
v " wk" mm who me people, it is
a difficult nnalHnn All S .
. - uhe who
.Knows it all and is prepared to prove
'"so irmer Knewa nothing-
haS no hllfainAnm in . i . :
Mr. Stevens admits that he has not the
" ooiomon ana tnat the farm
ers can teach him things, even after
five years here, about farming. He Is
a good deal of a diplomat and does not
rub the farmers the wrong way. And
they believe in him and believe in his
work and go to him for advice and
examine his planted tracts and his rec
ords as object lessons.
Station One of Finest.
And I would like to add my faint
voice to the praise given him at the
dinner by saying that I have visited
many exDerimont , ,
one at Mora away up at the top of the
A word aa to the personnel of the
party at the table. Mrs. Myers, who
has traveled much and waa reared in
New York City, remarked to me as the
speaking was going on, that she had
never seen a more intelligent looking
party around a banquet board than was
there seated. And I quite agreed with
a Another thing optimism seems to be
a sort of Sherman County slogan. The
air is so filled-with it hereabouts that
you. can reach up into the atmosnbere
and grab It by the handful. I have
already grabbed a lot of it and am
ready to say that I believe in Sher-
110 to the dollar, and in the people
far above that. v v
wLiehPeCV 8ee sherman advance la
fa "f, fPula"n 'rem now on.
Lt k ?i lt ia now gradually increas
ing both ways. But it is going to set
a swifter pace from now onl-and large
ly through the splendid work befn-i'a'-
st7 n the grounds 'of
the Moro branch experiment station.
1 DIES ASAUTOTOPPLES
SURVIVING VICTIJI :s PIXSED vx.
DEU CAR FOR HALF HOUR.
Robert Mays, Former Postmaster of
Elgin. Is Killed In Accident
on Jleavy Grade.
LA GRANDE, Or., July 17. (Special.)
-r-Robert Mays. 55. who a few weeks
ago completed a four-year term as
postmaster of Elgin, was Instantly
killed when his automobile went over a
grade. Joseph Bush, whe was in the
car with him, escaped serious Injury
thougn pinned under the upturned car
for half an hour, before a passing farm
er saw their plight and pulled the ma
chine off the two men.
Mr. Mays was one of Elgin'o foremost
business men and citizens. Until he
was appointed postmaster he was in
the grain-buying business, and a few
days after relinquishing his Govern
ment post formed a partnership with
E. O. Ryder to re-enter the grain busi
ness. While driving over a high grade five
miles from Elgin the car suddenly
dove off the road over the embank
ment. No inquest will be held.
A widow and a son. who is proprie
tor of a drug store at Elgin, survive
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VP'y ' '
Top lxiKlns: Toward Moro. Over Field Peas. Ilt-lovr (lft) k. l.
Knoerlntendent Moro Kxperlmeat Station. ItlRkt Farmer mltk
of Wheat on Experiment Farm.
RAIN REVIVES CROPS
Hay and Grain Yields About
Baker to Be Large.
SOME DISTRICTS SUFFER
Eastern Multnomah anil Clackamas
Hay InJuTcd Ligrritntns Causes
Damage Near Genesee and
Valley Is lrenched.
BAKER, Or.. July 17. (Special.)
The first cutting of hay this week
proves that this district will have big
yields this season. The rains of the
last few days have greatly revived
the crop. The third crop of hay is
growing well and Indications are that
the total yield will also be big.
The rains also helped the grain
greatly. It is turning fast and an
earlier harvest than usual in expected.
Before the rains the crops were burn,
DAMAGE DONE "EAR GEXESEE
Lightning: Strikes Phone Line and
Heavy Haln Drenches Valley.
GENESEE, Idaho. July 17. (Special.)
One of the' heaviest rains that ever
fell in this valley visited it Tuesday.
It did considerable damage through the
section which it passed. The shower
seemed to cover a strip about six miles
wide and was moving northeast.
Lightning struck the telephone line
southeast of the city and put several
telephones out of order and destroyed
several poles. Considerable fall barley
was down before the rain and more
was put down Wednesday.
The Farmers' Union Warehouse Com
pany, Ltd.. of this place bas shipped
two carloads of hogs from this point
this week. It had four carloads ready
for market Wednesday, but on account
of a shortage of cars was able to ship
only one. The company Is - paying a
little better than 6 bents on foot. .
Considerable grain has been, cut
through this section the last few' days
and it is reported that there Is not
KAIX HELPS SAVE HOLDINGS
Cottage Grove Home Burns and Sev
eral Others Are Endangered.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. July 17.
(Special.) The rafns of a week ago,
which many feared would spoil the
hay, undoubtedly saved several Cottage
Grove homes from being destroyed by
fire Tuesday night, when the Henry
Gregory home was burned. Flying
fire brands that would have set dry
roofs and grass afire were scattered
for half a mile.
Mr. Gregory and eon were alone In
the house at the time. They awakened
In time to save only three or four small
pieces of furniture. In the part of
the house where the fire started there
had been no fire In the stove for three
weeks and Its origin is a mystry. The
loss was partly covered by insurance.
Mr. Gregory suffered a few slight burns
in endeavoring- to save some of the
contents of the house.
Prunes in Polk Survive Frosts.
DALLAS. Or.. July 17. (Special.)
Though the late frosts injured the
prune crop to some extent in this
J county, atill the loss will not be keenly
i'-J St h
iv :' ;-V ; :
felt. An average crop Is expected.
Owing to unsettled rnndltlnni In
Europe, growers do not look for as
high a' price this year as last, when
they went to !i cents a pound. Buy
ers are In the county contracting at
prices ranging from 4kj to 5yj cents.
CHOPS XEAU SPOKAXn UXHUHT
Rains IVHI Not Damage Wheat, Says
Member or Grain Company.
SPOKANE. Wash.. July 17. (Ppe
dal. "From all reports we have re
celved. the present rain, while It may
delay harvesting slightly, will work no
damage to the wheat crop." said R. J.
Stephens, of the Stephens-Smith Grain
Company, today. "J. M. Phillips, of
Othello, said that up to the time he
left home it had not rained In the
Othello section, and he is now cutting
his crop of J400 acres."
In the vicinity of Davenport flight
showers were reported, but harvesting
has not started and no damage was
done. Moat of the farmers report that
the rain Is of real benefit to their
crops, particularly the Fall wheat. The
cool weather la giving the grain a
chance to fill out and prospects never
At Colfax the nights are cool and
with the light rains of the last week
the grain pronpects of Whitman County
are the best In years.
In the western part of the county
some threshing has been started, but
harvest will not be on In earnest for
a week, or so. The rains may delay the
harvest a little, but the effect will be
UAIXS SPOIL HAY IX 1TELDS
Loss In Two Counties Is Heavy and
Dairymen Are Hard Hit.
GRESIIAM. Or, July 17. (Special.)
Careful estimates place the amount of
hay that Is spoiling in the fields of
Eastern Multnomah and Clackamas
counties at 2000 tons. Unless the rains
cease in a week or ten days It Is es
timated ten times that amount will be
lost in this part of the state. Many
fields are seen where the grnss Is lying
In the swath, wlnrow or slock. with
perhaps one-half of the grass cut. The
fate of the standing fields is little bet
ter, as the grass is either too ripe for
good hay or is matted down to the
ground and the stems rotting.
Many farmers will be compelled to
buy Imported hay this year If the damp
weather continues much longer. The
dairymen are the hardest hit, as they
will have to buy grain and feed to
keep them going, they say.
Ttalns Spoil Rldgerield Hay.'
RIDGEFIELn. Wash., July 17. (Spe
cial.) The extraordinary raias will. It
Is feared, play havoc with the hay
crops. The majority of the farmers
around Rldgefield commenced cutting
their hay by the first of last week, but
the rain has prevented them from get
ting the crop into their barns, or under
RECLAMATION WORK NEAR
About 7 000 Acres to Be Added to
Klamatlt Lands Tills Year.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or, July 17.
(Special.) Klamath County's reclaimed
land area Is to be Increased about 7300
acres this year. The largest single
project ia a combined drainage and
pumping system south of this city on
the Keno road, and involves about 5000
acres of land. This Is being drained
by Kerns Bros., of Keno.
R. A. Eramltt Is draining 100 acres
and irrigating 600 more. Howard H.
Van Valkenburg is about ready to irri
gate 500 acres. Between Keno and
Worden. there will be about looo acres
of land brought under the ditch this
year.. R. O. Vincent and Henry L.
Veit, of Worden. are arranging to
reclaim several tracts by( Irrigation.
Mount Lassen Watched In Hope of
Seeing Only JLdvinj Volcano in
United States In Eruption.
Bear Hunt Is Beron,
BT ANN1B DILLINGER.
CAMP B RON AUG H. Mount Ehaata.
Cal., July 14 (Special.) The Maxamas
have been making dally ascents ot
snowy Shasta ever since the arrival In
Professor J. S. Burd. of the Sierra
Club, of Han Francisco, accompanied as
far as Thumb Hock. F. C. Davis, also
of the Sierras, made the first ascent to
the summit, on July 12. At an eleva
tion of I3.0J0 feet they were enveloped
In a mass of clouds which obscured the
trail to such an extent that Mr. Davis
thought it prudent to turn back. Mr.
Burd, however, was successful in reach
ing the summit. He encountered great
difficulties in returning, as the fog, in
stead of lifting, became denser and he
was forced to grope his way. step by
step, downward, following as best ha
could the trail he had made in ascend
ing. Since he was on the south of
Shasta, where there are no crevasses or
glaciers, he was in no Immediate dan
ger. On July 13, the second ascent was
made by Itoy W. Ay re. Rosroe Clarey
and myself. Mr. Ayer and A. Boyd Wil
liams, members of the outing commit
tee went on a scouting expedition to
make observations and explorations
prepsratorv to the official climb. Fri
day. July 1C.
Rxplerlswr Party Starts Early.
They left camp at 3 In tha morning
and Mr. Williams passed the day ex
ploring the ridges on the southeast
lopes. Mr. Ayer continued his explora
tions until he reached the summit at
the early hour of 9 A. M. and surprised
all those in camp by returning In time
for lunch, apparently none the worse
for his strenuous trip. On the name day.
Koncoe Clarey. his sister. Miss blone
Clarey. and 1 left camp at A. M. on
a revonnoitering trip. Mr. Clarey and I
reached the summit at 2 o'clock. The
ascent acrots the snow slopes was made
under a blistering sun. but shortly after
The party reached Thumb Rock, an hour
and a half's Journey from the highest
point, they encountered an extremely
cold north wind, which made the trail
across the eastern margin of the Kon
uaklton glacier Icy.
F II. McNeil led a parly. Tuday. to
expfore the ridges and canyons of the
southeast slopes up to an elevation of
11.000 feet. After Initiating the new
members In ramp In the art of glissad
ing, all varieties of this sport were In
dulged In. A toboggan of 11 enthus
iasts was arranged with great care and
precision at the top of a. long, tempt
ing slope. This slide, which was be
gun In such a dignified manner, ended
In a conglomeration of arms, legs and
Party to F.ipoU.n.
The Birch nartv will leave for Klaann
Thursday morning, continuing their
iour soumwam to the exposition at Fan
Francisco. Mount Lassen. which Is
plainly visible in a southeasterly di
rection, about 70 miles dUtant. comes
In for a large share of attention. The
members of the party watch it dally In
hopes of seeing an eruption of the only
active volcano In the United fctates.
A column of steam could be seen Is
suing from its crater, but as yet noth
ing spectacular has been noted.
A. K. Peterson. "Ed" Peterwon. Ben
Newell. Elsine Kwell. Ann Nickell. Iota
Crelghton. Harriet Knuckles, of Port
land. Or, snd C. A. Uuerne. of Turner.
Or., who are visiting the Crater Lake
region, are expected to arrive In camp
In time for the official climb.
Miss Agnes lawtnn, who came out
over the trail from Kiason alone. Tues
day, startled the camp with the infor
mation that she had seen a large brown
hear In the woods along the way. A
party of hunters from Sisson Is scour
ing the woods.
PRIZE CHERRIES SHOWN
rnriT at cove-s axmal exiii-
ItlTIOX NEAR PERFECTION.
Frank Williams Win Sweepstakes
J. B. Lave. John Draa, E. . Har
ris and Others Share Awards.
LA GRANDE. Or.. July 17. (Spe
cial.) Cove's annual cherry show this
year won double distinction, for In the
face of almost a complete crop- failure,
measured la terms of former years, the
growers in and about this prise-winning
cherry district set before several
thousand visitors some of the choicest
cherries Cove has ever grown.
The perfection or the display, how
vr. does not truthfuly mark the vol
ume fcr that was small the flrst time
'"rank Williams, well-known fruit
grower, wo the sweepstakes. This re
quire 1 an tntry of IS or more botes.
John Dean took second honors, wltu
Karl J. .Stackland third.
The other prises awarded were:
Royal Anive exhibits use box of Hoyil
An nee J. B. Lot finjt. John I.n socond.
J. K. Unn third; two boxea of Koyal Anas.
John len firt. J. W. Inc-ram wciDd. B.
H. Morris third: three boxra of RoaI Annr.
J. M. Iovo flrt. J. K. Lantl kcuu.1. Jol.u
Lan third; five boiri of Hoyal Ainu. John
Lxisn first, J. w. Ingram second, tflird not
Blnr r!aes One box. J. K. Lants first.
E. S. Morris -ond. Krank Williams third;
twe boxes of Hln. Frank Williams first.
John Ian second. E. 8. Morris third; three
boxes of Bint. John bean first. Krank Wl.l
Ixms second, so third awarded; five boxes
of Hlnsa. Krank Williams first. Joha Qua
second, no third awarded.
Tventr-flv pound exhibits la this class
Frsck Williams won first prises on the one.
two, three and five-box entry ot IS sounds
Lambert class One box of T-amberts. Ltont
Aiderman (Union) first. J. w. Baxeter, Jr..
sooond. no third awarded: two pounds of
Lamberts. J. W. Bttler (t'nlon) first. K. 8.
Morns Covs second, no third awarded.
bperlai rlasses "". M. and O. O. StarBand
won first and J. W. Insratn second In the
specia' entry r'.ats. The Ktackland exhibit,
a huc-a flss snd an eax-le. composed of
cherries, wa sent to the Kana.-iia Kxnoaltloa
to be entered In the Oreron building there.
Itoscburg; Cliaotaaqua Over.
ROSEEURO. Or.. July 17. (Special.)
Roseburg's fourth annual Chautauqua
closed here last night, after the most
successful event of Its kind held in
Douglas County. At Thursday night's
session 40 local business men signed a
guarantee whereby another Chautau
qua will he held here next year. Ro
land A. Nichols was the principal
speak r on the closing day of the Chau
tauqua. The event was successful, both
from a social and financial standpoint.
In Order to Close Out Remaining Sizes of
We Have Reduced Prices on the Following: Styles of
Men's Shoes and Oxfords
THIS SALE TAKES PLACE AT OUR STORE,
303 WASHINGTON ST., WILCOX BLDG.
IIANANS Men's Tan Russia Calf Button and Bluchers, all
toes; regular price $7.50, now 5 S5
HANAN'S Men's Tan and Black Russia Calf. Tatcnt Colt and
Patent Kid, also Vici Kid Blucher Oxfords; regular price
?6.50 and $7.00, now 5
BOYDEN'S Men's Tan Russia Calf Button and Bals, English
toe; regular price $8.00. now G G.
BOYDEN'S Men's Black or Tan Russia Calf Lace Oxfords,
English toes; regular $7.50 and ?S.00. now $5 S5
Mac DONALD, & KILEY CO. Men's Tan and Black Russia
Calf Blucher Oxfords; regular $6.00, now i g5
ALDEN'S Men's Tan Russia Calf Lace and Button Shoes,
English toes; regular $6.00, now 4 5
Men's Tan and Black Russia Calf Oxfords ; reg. $r, now S.'i S",
Men's Tan and Black Russia Calf Oxfords; reg. $4, now Sii'sH
400 pairs Black Calf anil Vici Kid Button and Bluchers all
toes; regular price $1.50, now S3. -15
Above is composed of choice, clean merchandise, coupled with
our usual standard of highest quality and worth, and affords
a rare oportunity to the men of Portland to save monej- on
their footwear in the heart of the season.
30S WASHINGTON. BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH
RAILWAY WORK HEAR
Building of Roseburg Line to
Begin by August 15.
ROAD TO COST $800;0C0
Mill to lie Krectrd to Handle Ivors
lYoin Tlmbrr Along Vmpqui.
City Joins Willi Kendall
Bros. In tJrent Project'.
IIOSKBVRG, Or.. July 17. tSpevial.)
That actual construction work on lc
railroad which Kendall Bro.. of Pitts
burg;. Pa., propose to hulM from Hose
burp to the line of the I'mpqua Na
tional Korettt Reserve, and on the saw
mill to be located in this city, will
begin on or before Auzust I5. wa
asserted by S. A.- Kendall, a nicmhccr
of the Kendall BroV corporation, prior
to hia departure for the Kast la?t
The railroad will be about 3S mil'
Ion? and will follow a water Kra'.e
along the Umpqua River. To con
atruct and equlo the line will cost ap
proximately 1800.000. according: to eeti
mates. The contract calls for the early
completion of the rallrond as far as
Roclc Creek, but the builders have
agreed to extend it to the line of the
forest reserve whenever It Is necessary.
For every mile of road completed
between Roseburs; and Rock Creek the
City of Roseburgr will pay 13000 to
Kendull Bros. For every mile of road
completed between Rock Creek and the
forest reserve the city will pay Kendall
Bros. J 11.000.
(Hr Yetea tlssds.
The city recently authorised the Issu
ance of bonds for 1300.0. n. These
bonda will be accepted by Kendall Bros.
Nearly all the rights of way for the
railroad have been secured and a crew
of surveyors la at present laying out
the route of the proposed line. The
task is expected to be completed in two
The mill to be erected on the fairs-rounds
near Roieburp will cost ap
proximately I350.00U. lt will have a
minimum capacity of :o.0o0 feet of
finished lumber a day. Several
auxiliary plants will-care for the by
products. Klectriclty will be rrntr-tted
by a steam plant to be erected some
distance from the mill. It Is the Inten
tion of Kendall Bros, to establish camps
alons- the railroad and ship their logs
to Roseburc. liere they will be con
verted into merchantable lurnbi'r.
A II !-( tilmrr. Gets Ceatract.
The contract for erecting the mil!
has been awarded to the Allls-Chnlmrrs
Company, of Milwaukee. The rtrst in
atallment of machinery Is. scheduled to
arrive here December -1.
In addition to opening; up a vast
amount of timber lands alomr the
Umpqua River, the proposed railroad
will prove of frreat benefit to the farm
ers residing between Roseburg " and
S. A. Kendall. J. 1 Snyder and R. ft.
Jobson. who are associated in the con
struction of the mill and railroad, ex
pect to arrivu here and begin work as
soon as the Supreme Court determines
the validity of the bonds voted by the
people of Rosrburs;. Jurfpe fkipwortli
recently passed on the bonds and hold
them to be valid.
Mr. Jobson has gone to Milwaukee,
Wis., to make known to the Allls
Chalmers Company the final details
regarding- the plant.
Titrongs at Junction City See K-P,
JCNCTIOX CITV. Or.. July IT. Sp-
i 111. i l iiiuusmii'I .tvi ii:riii line
County residents witnessed the arrival
of the Liberty Rell Thursday. Business
houses closed and all gazed In awe at'
the famous relic. The train stopped 11
The sale embraces trie widest
range in variety new books
are reduced to a fraction of
their original price handled
books and shelf-worn books
are reduced from 25'o to
50f",' children's books.
Bibles, fiction, etc.. etc.. all
cut for quick sale at this time.
As afn-aps, you are welcome
to examine at your leisure,
H'helher you contemplate a
purchase or not.
Complete line of Oxford. Nel
son, Bagsler. Children's. Fam
ily and Teachers" Bibles
sharply cut in price.
lOTo to 60cc
tfaenif':cent Variety of Cift
Zjoo-s. Art Coo(-s. etc., hand
somely bound and beautifully
illustrated, noir reduced I O'i-
Travel, History, Biog
raphy, all reduced, con
tract goods excepted.
Children's Books j
Cut 10 to 50 j
Parents and lovers of children
will find here a splendid va
riety of choice books for the
kiddies at prices never before
made for books of such ster
Visit the Book Depart
ment and Inspect at
The J. K. Gill Co.. Booksellers.
stationers anfl Complete
Third and Alder Streets.