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OREGON AND WASHINGTON LEG
Caucus Agreement In Both States
Bring About Organliatlon Without
a Hitch and ths Two Bodies Ctt
Down to Active Legislation.
Olympla, Wa h.. Jan. 1 1 Th or
ganlratloa of both hue In the lK
litlature. went through Binoothly t
day an tho rewult of caucus ar--nii-ntH.
L. O. Mcli!i of North Yaki
ma, wm elected speaker of the houtte
without opposition. At a conference
Sunday itiornlnic the supporter of
J. W. Kluyden, of Tacomii, chocked
up their strength r.nd found 85 votes
out of tho total 89 Republican mem
bora. The Slayden men then an
nounced their v.L.idiawal from the
Meigs will appoint Frank H. Ren
ick, of Seattle, chairman of the ap
l.oren Grlnstead. of 8eattle, de
feated J. W. Lysor.s, also of Seattlo,
for chief clerk of tho house uy a
Tote of S 8 to 35. . The defest of
Lysons removes a familiar figure
from the legislative roster, ne navinB
boon secretary of the aenate for Ave
The 8onate waa called to order by
Lieutenant-Governor Charlea Coon,
who will preside over that body un
til Wodnmday. when tho change of
administration takea place and M. E.
Hay becomes Lieutenant-Governor.
The new members will then be sworn
Little beyond organization was ac
complished today. Tomorrow the
vote in the last election will be can
vassed, and Wednesday the official
notifications of their election will be
delivered to the state officers-elect.
Oregon LeiilNlttlure Convenes.
Balem, Or.. Jan., 11. The 25th
Oregon legislative assembly convened
In this city at 10 o'clock today and
organized by electing Jay Howerman.
of Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler
counties, president of the senate, and
C. N. McArthur, of Multnomah and
Clackamas, speaker of the house.
The fight over organization was
entirely abandoned Sunday snd prac
tically all tho Republican members
of the two houses participated In the
The Democrats in the two houses
took no part in the organization, ex
cept to cast a complimentary vote to
one of their party.
Senator A. J. Johnson, of Benton,
called the senate to order. The
house, according to custom, waa
called to order by W. Lair Thomp
son, of Lake county, chief cleric of
the last house.
Many Killed in Coal Mine.
Zeigler. 111.. Jan. 10. The series
of mishaps in Joe Letter's famous
$1,000,000 colliery here during the
last few years reached a climax
shortly after 1 o'clock this morning,
when a mysterious explosion killed
24 men. Nineteen dead have been
recovered, five are missing and are
undoubtedly dead, and two are in
WOULD WHIP WIFE-BEATERS
Law Introduced in Montana Legisla
ture to Establish Floggings.
Helena. Mont., Jan, 11 Among
h htiiR which have been ltroaucea
in the legislature, the most import
ant are the appropriation bills and a
measure to stop pool selling on races
outside of the state, and a measure
which would make it possiuio iu
punhsh wife-beaters and others at the
whipping post and those regarding
the election of United States senators
by direct vote of the people.
Will RoRlster Pedigrees.
. New York, Jan. 9 Official regis
tration of pedigrees in order that per
sons who have traced the branches
of their family trees may have the
records published in books form, is
to be provided by the New York
Genealogical and Biographical So
ciety By this compilation it is hoped
to present a standard authority on
You would not delay taking Foley's
Kidney Remedy at the first sign of
kldncv or bladder trouble If you re
allzed that neglect might result in
Bright's disease or diabetes. Foley s
Kidney Remedy corrects Irregulari
ties and cures all kidney and bladder
disorders. P. M. Kirkland.
Eugene to Get Great Convention.
The Retail Grocers and Merchants
Association of Oregon had a splen-
did convention at Portland last week,
In 1910. and this will be the
largvst mooting In Iholr nUtory l
aua It in now the Retail Moriliants
Association, and title mean one of
the most Important gathering of the
yoar. The .Msnufacturora' Assoola
tloii, the Portland Commercial Club
and Individual manufacturers partici
pated In the entertainment of dol
gstes this paat week.
LUCILE DALTON CALLED AWAY
Claimed by Tuberculosis In the Full
Bloom of Youth.
Monday morning of last week the
swoot spirit of Miss Luclle Dalton
freed Itsolf from Its entombment of
human clay and took lt flight fr
those eubltm.. regions above Her
dath came a a ahoik to the entire
community, although not unexpected,
as she had not enjoyed good hoalth
for some months, and for three wools
her condition has boon extremely
serious. I'ntll the Inst hopos wore
had by hor relatives and many
friend that hor constitution would
bo able to withstand the ravage of
the droad disease with which she
became afflicted, tuberculosis, but
......-. I.nrt nrdalnod that she
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had bright anH cur Mvr-s long enough
and at ll oVbcc M-inday morning
she was tallod ti hor everlasting and
beautiful home beyond tho sklos. No
sweeter flower was ever granted a
period of life In this earthly garden
than Luclle. Her sunny tempera
ment, graceful and obliging ways
breathed swoot fragrance on every
one with whom she came In contact,
.i hor .rnanlnntlnir loaves a void
that can never be filled.
Knowing hor Intimately as we did
since a small child, and being thor
oughly familiar with her many beau
tlful qualities of heart and mind, we
,...,nnl hnln hilt sympathize lUOSl
deeply with hor terribly bereaved
with whom we have neon
close neighbors for so many years
On the throshhold of womanhood,
with Its Joys and sorrows opening
out before her tender gaze, she was
taken away from the kind, loVlng
care that surrounded, and the en-
dearln arms that now ache so badly
to once more entwine her ethereal
body In a fond embrace. Luclle was
gifted with many accomplishments of
mind, and If permitted to live woum
have finished her college course with
elf and Drlde for her
Miss Luclle Dalton was born In In
dependence, Oregon, on September
18, 1890, making her 18 years old at
th time of her death. She came to
Dallas with her parents in 1899
when her father, E. V. Dalton, was
elected county treasurer, and has
since lived here. Her remains were
laid to rest In the Oddfellows ceme
tery Wednesday afternoon, the funer
al services being conducted from the
Evangelical church at 1 o'clock, of
which Sabbath school she was a
member The funeral was preached
by the pastor, Rev. H. H. Farnham
and he laid special stress on her
sweetness of disposition and excel
in.o tn her studies. Many floral
tributes from her bereaved school
mates evidenced the grief they felt
at her demise. Six of her boy school
mates acted as pall bearers, they be-
tmr Vern Launer, Geo. Gurney, Aug'
ust Risser, Lew Ballantyne, Walter
Eallantyne and Clarence Reynolds.
The college was dismissed for the
afternoon and the students attended
in a body, marching to the church.
The bereaved father, mother " and
brother have the sympathy of the en
tire community, she being the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Dal
ton, and only sister of Maurice Dal
ton. May. their grief be tempered
with the knowledge that she has
gone to a more beautiful home.where
sorrows are unknown and Joys ever
Enterprise Adds New Feature.
The Enterprise will begin the pub
lication this week of a home course
of study in modern agriculture. These
articles are written by C. V. Greg
ory, cf the agricultural division of
the' Iowa State College, covering the
course of study followed by that in
stitution. The success of scientific
farming, with its greatly increased
yields, as was largely shown through
the efforts of those in charge of the
demonstration train which toured the
valley last fall, has aroused strong
Interest among farmers throughout
the country. The knowledge obtain
ed from the publication of this series
nf eiehteen installments is worth
many dollars to the farmers. Be
sides the practical value of these ar
ticles they are very interesting, re
vealing the magic of chemistry as
INDEPENDENCk., "OON. F8IDAY, JANUARY 16, 10
ORGANIZATION WAI EFFECTED
AT DALLAS SATURDAY.
Comprise 8th and 9th Grades of ths
Schools of Independence,
mouth, Dallas, Falls City. Perry
dale, Ballston, Bethel and Rlckreall
A meeting of the principals of the
Polk county schools naving mmu '
tenth grades was held In tho office
of the county school superintendent
n Dalian Sn'urday, January . mo
following principals wore present:
II. V. Kirk, Independence; L. R
Traver, Monmouth; R. R. Hill, Dal
las; F. E. Horrieinan, IVrrydalo;J.
E. Dunton. IlallHton; and O. D. ux
This mooting was tailed for the
. U... .L.tintlnor
I'M) H V -
league In the county puuuc sniuui.
for the ninth and tenth grades. Eight-
ror tne ntnm aim mmuos-
eon league, wore organized, compos-
ed of the following schools: Indpen-
donee, Monmouth, Falls City, Dallas,
tt- t. 1 -
Perrydale, Ballston, Bethel and kick-
James E Dunton of Ballston was
elected president of the league, and
v . ,.,
1. C. Seymour wa. coo--,,
The preliminary oeoaios wm ou.
on February 24, 2a. ii ana tna.
There will be one set of Judges for
n th nrollmlnary debates, to ne
chosen from McMlnnvllle College,
Willamette Vnlverslty. and Oregon sary lor neavy artmery ,
uamue l de.lfor operations as infantry. An out-
Agricultural College The second de- approximately $5000 will be
when tne iour wiiuiihb
preliminary debates will contest, and
the final debate will come on April
23, when the two winning teams of
the semi-finals will debate for final
H. Hirschberg of Independence has
offered a gold medal to the winning
team in these debates.
Much- interest is already being
manifested in the various schools
which will take part In these debates.
Eclipses for the Year 1909.
In the year 1909 there will be four
eclipses, two of the sun and two of
the moon. A total eclipse of the
moon June 3d, partly visible here;
the beginning visible generally in
South America, Africa, Europe and
Southwestern Asia, the ending visible
generally In Africa, Central and
Western Europe, South America and
North America except the northwest
ern part. A central eclipse of the
sun June 17th, visible here as a par
tial eclipse, the sun setting eclipsed.
A total eclipse of the moon Novem
ber 27th. visible in the United States.
A partial eclipse of the sun December
12th, Invisible here, but visiDie to a
large area around the South Pole.
HISTORY OF HIS BEGINNING
How an Independence Boy Got His
' - Start.
Several years ago a prize was of
fered by a national horticultural as
sociation, says Oregon Agriculturist
The amount of the prize was $50, to
be given for the largest pansy shown.
Rvwv Ht.ate contested and Oregon
won. The prize was won by Koss
Nelson of Independence, who was
then a small boy. Being economical
he had saved "a few pennies.
These pennies and his $50 Ire in
vested in a few cows and that was
the start of the Nelson Stock Farm.
Now it is one of the largest dairy
and stock farms in the vicinity of
Independence. The herd is headed
by Dorinda, grandson of Peer's Sur
prise, while they have two year
lings coming on who are true blue
blooded aristocrats of the highest or
der. Such skill and foresight has been
displayed by Mr. Nelson, Jr., in the
rearing of his present young stock
that they are now conceded to be as
high quality as any A. J. C.'s on
the Coast. The Nelson farm com
prises a good many broad acres.
One of its features is a fine apple
orchard. Mr. Nelson, Sr., has prun
ed and trimmed to that extent that
the apples produced this year are al-
mnai nnrfAct in Quality. Electric
lights are installed in both the house
and barns, while they are now con
templating the erection of more new
Two miles up the valley from Dal
las, Just below the bend of the S. F.
C. & W. R. R.. is situated the snug
nm ni of Mrs. W. J. Farley, In
partnership with h.r brother. D. C.
C'llne. The herd of Angoras on this
ranch Is noted by tholr connection
lth the celebrated Judy and King
Arthur. .lr. Their prise winner bad
not boon home long from his tour,
hlh had commenced at Kalora and
had oncompaKMod the fairs at Spo
kane, North Yakima and Portland,
and wo wore shown ribbons and med
als wllch he had won nitre thin
lufflclent to derjrate a Zulu chief.
Tnere are over a hundred register
e.2 animals In this herd, and now
rating a herd which meets their ml
Infection as to quality, they are fll
M.if orders ur foundmlon link.
Count Artillery for .M:lir)eld.
Portland Adjutant-General W. E.
Flnior of the Oregon National Guard
Ln 1 1 I u t . . ( I . . .. frnm ihw
u imnmi ""
war department for the organization
r fu" company of coast artillery
MarBhfle,d t M earJy a dale M
poM,b,e The deplirtm,nt also asked
tQf a report on tne work and present
status of other coast artillery of the
Oregon guard service.
Marshfleld Is the second coast town
to get a coast artillery rnlalhn'
the first having gone to Astoria. The
tne Dn,t having gone to Astoria. The
M.hj mint hftur not less
.ogter mugt boar not ,e88
til aiPUIIVIU s w v v - -
than 5g ngmeg These men will be
, , , .
furn8hed everything in the way of
equipment by the United" States gov-
ernment. The equipment inciuaes
the new service rifles, It being neces-,
Oievon State 50 Vears.
Portland The Oregon Historical
Society is making arrangements for
.. iv,.... KVhrniirv is. of
the 60th anniversary of Oregon's
admission into the Union.
Frederick N. Judson, of St. Louis,
a widely-known lawyer and author,
will be the chief speaker. Other no
table addresses will also be delivered
at that time. It has not yet been de
cided whether the ceremonies will be
held in Portland or Salem.
While the constitution of Oregon
was adopted by the people of Oregon
in 1867, and offlcers chosen there
under, it was not until February 14,
1869, that Oregon was admitted to
the Union as a state by act of Con
gress. As February 14 this ytar
falls on Sunday, those in charge have
deemed It advisable to hold the cele
bration on the Saturday preceding.
Klamath County to Haxe Exhibit.
Klamath Falls Klamath county
is going to have a representative ex
hibit at the Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc
Exposition, established and main
tained through the Joint efforts of
the Klamath Chamber of Commerce
and Klamath Water Users' Associa
tion. It is intended to make a dis
play of products of this section. The
Indian reservation and the Modoc
lava beds will both probably furnish
attractive contributions to the collec
tion that will be' made, and the ag
ricultural development and possibili
ties will be represented.
The Chamber of Commerce com
mittee has taken up with the Oregon
State Commission the question of
eraDlovlne snace in the Oregon build
ing, which will probably be made the
oiitof center of Installation if the
plan is acceptable to the commission,
l lataop County to Pay Bounty.
Astoria Clatsop county will, dur
ing the year 1909, pay a bounty of
$200 each on cougar scalps, $3 each
on bear scalps and $1 each on bob
and wildcat scalps. This action was
taken by the county court on account
of numerous reports being present
that during the past year these ani
mals had done great damage in cer
tain section of the couniy by killing
domestic animals as well as a large
amount of small game.
A provision wa". made in order to
guard against the bringing of scalps
from other counties, where th
bounty is not so mgn, anu eveij
one presenting a scalp for bounty
must fllo an affidavit teat tne amuiai
was killed In Clatsop county,
Cottage Grove Worklns for County.
Cottage Grove This city is deeply
absorbed in the plan to create a new
county. Nineteen hundred and fifty
six square miles, with a valuation of
$5,000,000. would be Included. The
county as outlined will run about
three miles north of Drain and one
mile north of Creswell. The popula
tion is about 8000. Cottage Grove
is designated as the temporary capi
-The Poposed line. . on the south newspaper columns.cer
not include Yoncalla nor Dram, . ,,Dhm MnA
which passed resolutions against the
nlan. Tne new county would be,
FRUIT TREES ARE NOT HURT
But Stock Will Suffer During Pres
ent Ssvsre Storm.
It la believed that the orchard, of
the valley are not going to be Injured
from the icro weatbor of the past ton
days. People well qualified to say
claim that there baa boon much cold
er weather bore than that of the
present storm and that orchards wore
not damaged. J. II. Stump of Mon
mouth Is uneasy on account of bis
walnut orchard but examination at
this tune falls to dottruilne wliethtr
It is Lxliig damaged. VVut. Rlddoll,
bIho of Monmouth, says there Is no
way to determine if bis walnut trees
are burl and he cannot tell until
thawing weather comes. Mr. Rlddoll
ssys that previous severe cold snaps
of years past failed to damage wal
nut troea and ha thinks they can
come through this storm without In
Jury. There have boon aome cases of
suffering of stock reported to the En
terprUe. There appears to be plenty
of shelter and feed for the stock but
tho suffering Is from dry feed which
tho goats cannot stand up to. Some
cases of sheep dying are also reported.
Reliable authorities claim there will
be much loss of stock during the
TVhp.t Track prices: Club. 90c:
d KuMun. 88c; bluestem, 96c;
vaucj, - -
ill HV S 1.
B'.ey Feed, $26.60; rolled.
QaU No j w
HayTmothy. Willamette Valley.
nc 16; d0' ora,"7' :"
Oregon, mixed, $16; do. fancy,
allf. ,12.50; clover. $12.
nutter Extra, 36 37c; fancy.
83 0 34c; choice, 30c; store, 18c.
Egg8 Extra, 40 43c.
Hods 1908. choice, 67C;
prime. B6c; medium, p6c, uui,
24c. iaohku.. n .
Wool Valley, 1415c; lb.;
EaBtern Oregon. 816c,
Mohair Choice, iv$ic.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out any obllga
tlons made by his firm.
Waldlng, Klnnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo
Hallls Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system,
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cts,
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills f6r con
Burned by Flames of OH
Fort Stevens J. Duff, an electric
ian in charge of the electrical work
of the United States engineers sta
tioned at Fort Stevens, was burned
about the arms and shoulders by the
explosion of oil in a stove which he
had attempted to light. Supposing
all fire extinct, he poured a large
quantity of oil inon the coals. His
action was roiiowea oy a neavy ex
plosion which enveloped him in
The timely and and heroic action
of his wife undoubtedly saved his
life, as the promptly covered him
with blankets, thus smothering the
Lane County Gets Help.
Salem Through the efforts of
Representative Hawley, the chief of
engineers has authorizea tne loan to
the county court of Lane county of
certain United States property and
plant to be used in connection with
the county's project for the extension
of the jetty at the mouth or the Siu
Mr. Hawley will follow this up
with an earnest appeal to congreis
fnr nrovision in the next river and
narDor bill for further continuance
of tne government improvement ox
the Siuslaw and its entrance.
Oregon Advertisers In Earnest.
Six tons of advertising matter, and
the highest possible grade of adver
tising matter at that, was forwarded
to the East by the Portland Commer
cial Club last week. This remark
able addition to the enormous adver
tising Oregon is already receiving,
tells of all the resources of the state
in picture and text, and comprises
tainty a greai. .WUM,V..--..
one which five years ago would have
oeen constaerea laiy""31""7-
OF THE WEST
SNOW FALL ATTAINS DEPTH OP
Has Not Delaysd Trains on West
Side Division of Southern Paclfle
but Main Lines of all Train Serv
ice Suffer to Make Schedules.
The hope that th8 beginning of
bis week would see a break In the
storm which has raged ovrr tne
Western states has failed and even
older weather has prevailed, the
thermometer registering zero Mon
day morning for the first time in
the remembrance of old timers for
a quarter of a century. Nothing like
this has been experienced, says Fore
caster Deals of Portland, since 1895.
Others say that this January storm
Is the worst that ever struck the
Willamette valley since 1884; and
stm others contend that there haa
been nothing to compare with tt
It has not only continued cold dur
ing the entire time of the storm but
snow continued to fall intermittent
ly every day up to Monday of thi
week, while only once the thermom
eter fell to zero in Independence. t
In other parts of the state real
Klondike weather was experienced.
At Pendleton xero was beaten by 21
degrees and at The Dalles the Co
lumbia river is frozen over and traf
fic has been estballshed from shore
to shore. This has stopped naviga
tion at all points on the Columbia
river and will for weeks to come.
There is no telling when the ferry
at Vancouver will resume traffic.
The Willamette river is frozen
over from shore to shore at Port
land for the first time in twenty-one
years, when teams crossed on the
ice. In a few days it is expected
the ice wlUL.be strong enough to sup
port skaters and, perhaps, regular
Wednesday Forecaster Beals re-
porteed a storm of unusual severity
moving in from the ocean over Sou
thern Oregon. The track of this
storm is so far south that a change
in the direction of the wind cannot
result Boon. Warmer weather will
not come until the wind changes.
On the same river the locks at
Cascades is frozen up and traffic is
suspended. The locks on the Yam
hill river is also frozen up and boat
service on that river is suspended.
At Roseburg, however. It is said.
no snow had fallen, up to this week
but it rained there in regular old
Willamette valley 3tyle. It was
from the effects of these rains that
the Willamette river was last week
swollen to high water mark.
School 'n Independence was dis
missed indefinitely much to the en
joyment of the schoo 1 children.
Sunday school classes were depleted
and not a fourth of the usual attend
ance was out.
Clearance sales which were in
force at Dallas and Salem have been
seriously interrupted and will, in
most cases, be continued only after
the storm subsides.
Committee Decides on Measure.
The Legislative Committee of the
Oregon Good Roads Conference held
their closing meeting last Saturday in
Portland, and decided upon the bill
they are to present to the legisla
ture. A Running Broad Jump.
"One day," related Denny to his
friend Jerry, "when Ol had wandered
too far inland on me shore leave Oi
suddenly found thot there was a
great big haythen, tin feet tall, chas
in' me wld a knife as long as yer
ar-rm. Ol took to me heels an' for
fifty miles along the r-road we had it
nip an' tuck. Thin 01 turned into
the woods an we run for one hun
dred an' twenty miles more, wid him
gainin' on me steadily, owin' to his
knowledge of the counthry. Finally,
Just as Oi could feel his hot breath
burnin on the back of me neck we
came to a big lake. Wld one gr-reat
leap Ol landed safe on the opposite
shore, leavln me pursuer confounded
and impotent wid rage.
"Faith an thot was no gr-reat
Jump," commented Jerry, "considerin
the runnln' start ye had." Every
and they adjourned to meet in Eu-
seen tn growing things.