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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIO. .ANUARY . 1W
ltotu HUtT Vall. y, WllUinlii
Ilia Hind!, Morrh IS, Win
ERS DiSMlSSF! ARL INNOCENT
lluoii VIhU H-tlon ItiKim Vlta
EXTENDING TIME ON STATE APPROPRIATION.
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llurHi, Kttll.i ni) . (Juiljrl. T. iilM.Oak
Campbell Oppo.e Piiiagi of Thl j Uul.-, Ho. k Cr.n k. Mi-hIm at KalU
Bill to EKttnd Time, on Croundl fit) , April 3. U. O. Ciur.ln. r, . hu.r
That Stat Should Make Effort to ; num.
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H.iv.-r, IIIhI.Ik.i.I. l'urk-r. ; GOVtnNMENT rijT YMKGATEN8
,.c M.-HIm; at I'mk.rH. March t U M Q E R I N 3 INDUS-TRY
i. t i'. i, rnii liiilrinnn. !
i !.. V..itli Ili.llltM
I ronu minim n"
IMo r. DiilliM. l'oik Hun i'.n. .Smith
f, ,, Mln riy. .i" tlu in Norih I'M
.. . ...... ii i- !. Ai.rll H. W. II. Iirown. chair-
milliner in mi ii ihm,
Join s koI tiiroiiKli tint Hons,, tli t.lll
extciMllne thiKi on tli $::ii.'"i' btif
' . . . . . . M lul I..I
.ppn.i.rla.lon un.il MurWi. 1911 wm.jkl.iH. Aimo.n .......,
wcrtky the f.Kht.T that h. in. Ta.,. Co l1ruM. Fa rv I. -w IcH.um at Mo
w.re only nI .IIhhhhIm wi-h. T!,.;,-j mouth, April 17, A. J. Shlpl. y, .hair
who vot.-d BKaliiHl th.. bill were I man.
l.run.lon. Cm,,,!,. II. G.-r. M,m,.. Th. ... ln(. are MJ fr M .
m....u I P...-.II... TIiIh ani,n.l.rlaMm,PirpHo of ndvum in tin. Iiil.r.-M of
Purchaser are Innocent of Intention
to dorajii Governmont In purchai
f timber land from railroad companies
ah everybody knows in intended for
tuu'a part In Uu par.hiu.' of th.'
lock at Oregon City.
I'ampl). 11. when th.) bill cam., up .'or
third reading, mii.lo a mot ion that It
tiu made a aprclal order for Tuesday
tf tho following week. To thl8 Jon.-i
demurred, di'inundliiK nn tinm.Mllut.i
conhldirailon of hlx nieasun', which,
bo conloml"d. was tlioroiichly undev
itood by every inciubcr of thn Houm.!
and bad bo.-n endorsed by pra. tki.lly
every commerclul orsanlzation In tue
FallinK In hla motion to make the Mil
a apeclal order, Cuinpbell, In explain
ing hi vote agalimt tho meamire, aaid
the member of the 1909 legislature
would be dead and In their gravea
long before Congress would appro
priate tho additional amount of money
that would be required for the state
to acquire the locks at Oregon City.
He Insisted that the proper way to
obtain tho relief that was demanded
by farmers of tho Willamette valley
was either to appropriate sufficient
money by the state, Independent of
government aid to buy the property
single banded, or to enact legation
that would reduce the charges now
exacted by owners of the locks for
frelnht and passenger toll.
"Until you take some action as I
have suggested" said he, "you will
never get any relief from the oppres
give conditions of which you now
fcomplaln. Just as Ions as you con-j
tlnue to extend the tlmo that tho ap
propriation of the state shall bo avail
able, Just that long you put off bet
ting any relief. In the mean tlmo
there Is nothing to be expected from
Congress, and the corporation that
owns the locks will continue to col
lect the present charges against the
people who are demanding the re
moval of the tax."
In thus havlug to face another dis
appointment In the matter of secur
ing an all-the-year-round open water
way, the people of tho upper Willam
ette valley still have the satisfaction
Of knowing that an all-wise and be
neficent national government has seen
fit to allow $15,000 to be used for
this section of the river out of the
emergency appropriation of $7,000,000
for rivers and harbors for work In
1909. Other Oregon projects will re
ceive the following amounts: Coos
river, $1500; Tillamook bay, $7500;
Snake river, $5000; Columbia and
lower Willamette, $400,000; Cowlitz
the mhoolH of the couniy and it In
honed thai all interested In the
education of the children will try and
attend the meetings held III their Bee
Hon and as many more as possible.
Any question that anyone may want
to have discussed or auy suggestion
unvuiie may wish to mako about any
of the meetings will be gladly and
tbunkfuUy received by tho president
Let everyone do tils or her best to
make these meetings of profit to the
schools of the county.
Saturday night dance has bain
postponed. Ue ready for next Satur
day a week.
Notice is hereby given that the
county superintendent of Polk county
will hold the regular examination of
applicants for state and county papers
ftt the Court House at Dallaa. Ouson.
as folio as:
For State Papers
Commencing Wednesday, F l ".
1909 at 9 o'clock A. M. and continu
ing until Saturday, Feb. 13, 1909 ut 4
Wednesday Penmanship, History,
Spelling, Physical Geography, Head
Thursday Written Arithmetic
Theory of Teaching, Grammar, Book
keeping, Physics, Civil Government
Friday Physiology, Geograpny, I
nnmposltlon, Algebra, English Litera
ture. School Law.
Saturday Botany, Plane Geome
try, General History.
For County Papers
Commencing Wednesday, Feb. 10,
at 9 o'clock A. M. and continuing un
til Friday, Feb. 12, 1909 at 4 P. M.
ednesday Penmanship, HlBtory
Orthography, Reading, Physical Geog
Thursday Written Arithmetic,
Theory of Teaching, Grammar, Physiology.
Friday Geography, School Law,
Civil Government, English Literature.
H. C. SEYMOUR,
School Superintendent Polk county,
January 23, 1909.
CALL FOR MEETING
8chool Officers, Parents' and Teach
T ' W. Brunk and H. C. Seymour
secretary of the School
Officers' Association, have arranged
the following sections, chosen the
chairmen and selected the dates for
thn meetinea to be held in the differ
ent sections as follows: 5
Rlckreall section Rickreall, Etna,
Dnk Grove. Greenwood, Oak Point
McCoy and Bethel. Meeting to be
held on February 6, at Oak Grove, 1.
A. Allen, chairman.
Zena section Zena, Spring Valley,
Lone Star, Lincoln. Meeting to be
held at Spring Valley, J. C. Zinser,
chairman, February 20.
Salt Creek section Salt Creek,
Upper Salt Creek, Concord, Perry
dale, Enterprise, Red Prarle, Scrog
gins, Ballston. Meeting at Ballston,
O. E. Focht, chairman, Feb. 27.
Alrlle section Airlie, Valley View,
Ward, Lewisville, Montgomery, Pee
dee, Cherry Grove, Fir Grove, Mc
Tlmmonds Valley. Meeting at Air
He, March 6, C. E. Staats, chairman.
Buell section Buell, Gooseneck,
Butler, Harmony, Pleasant View,
Half Million Dollars In Taxes.
Total taxes for the county of Mar
lon will aggregate $501,148.10, as
shown by a total secured by Deputy
county clerk Max Gehlar yesterday,
anva lli Salem Statesman. This
marks a long step toward complet
lne the extension of the county tax
rolls and In a few days the hooks will
be turned over to Sheriff Harry P
Mlnto for collection. The total star.e
school fund is shown to be $83,789.32
This makes a total of $152,759.63 for
school money to be expended In this
county during the coming year.
Simple Remedy for La Grippe.
Racklne la grippe coughs that may
develop into pneumonia over night
aro oulckly cured by Foley's Honey
and Tar. The sore and inflamed
lunes are healed and strengthened
and a dangerous condition is quickly
averted. Take only Foley s Honey
and Tar In the yellow package. P.M.
Big Demand for Lincolns.
J. B. Stump says he has contracted
every Lincoln ewe he can spare next
season, but will have a nice flock of
Cotswold for sale, says the Rural
Spriit. There is a big demand for
the class of long wool sheep that can
be produced In the Willamette valley
and It seems a little strange that more
of our farmers do not breed them.
L. GerlliK.-r, who has par. hawed
f. r hliiiH. if and th" rompanl. ho rep-r.-M.-nt
l:r tru.lH of railroad grant
land, y.KK rday mado a Htat.in. i.l re
garding the kuIih filed BKaliiHt the pur
eimM rs i.f thin land. He (I" inres j
that these purchaser were Innocent
of any Intention c-f fraud, that the
sales of the timber lau.l to lumber
eoimmnl. h l.ave developed a great In
dustry which should be vro'e:t l1 tt,lU"
that the Government Itself through
Its attorneys and land department for
year recognized the validity of the
railroads' title to tho granted laud.
Mr. GerllngtT's statement follows:
Without attempting the legal ques
tion Involved lu the suit of the gov
ernment against purchasers of land In
the railroad grant, there are some feat
urcs of a practical nature with which
I am acquainted and to which I de
sire to call attention.
"About two years ago the railroad
company began to refuse to sell any
of the granted lands. This withdraw
al led to complaint by the people or
Oregon and a demand for the forfeit
ure of the lands. In other words, the
complaint against the company was
not that It was selling the lands in
either larEe or small quantities, elthei
In accordance or not In accordance
with the terms of the grant, but that
It refused to sell them at all.
'This complaint, valid as It Is, has
served to call attention to other mat
ters connected with the granted lands
and has resulted In the creation of
a situation which la calculated to do
enormous Injury and work a serious
Injustice to the Individuals engaged in
tho lumber Industry of the Western
part of the state, to the industry It
self and Indirectly, but certainly to
the state as a whole,
"The greater portion of the land
erant was timbered land valuable on
lv for the timber and consequently
the greater number of the sales that
have been made were to people who
purchased for the purpose of engag
ine in the lumber manufacturing bus
nea In the Willamette Valley, ana
the prosperity of Oregon is largely
dependent upon the Industry thus
"For many years the title to all of
these lands was without question. Tht
nurchases thereof were made in good
faith by those Interested In the tim
ber lands and In the sawmill indus
try In all parts of the United States
The people paid their money for the
timber, built their mills, logging ran
roads and other appurtenances and for
many years have been building up
their Industry until today It furnlstrjs
employment for more men In the
Willamette valley than any other
Whatever the legal presumption
mav bo reeardlug Innocence or the
contrary, as a matter of fact present
holders are innocent. The reason for
that statement Is this: When a cer
tain titles or class of titles has been
transferred again and again, passed
irnon bv lawyers, confirmed in every
wav Dossible, and particularly when
the Government as the original par.en-
tor has apparently recognized it, no
Individual hesitates to accent such
"These lands in question have been
on the market for nearly 30 years utu
patents have been issued from time to
time. It si generally understood, the
country over, that a patent carries
with It an absolute title, and It is sel
dom that any one questions a title
based on a patent Issued by the land
department of the United States, even
though It might contain some condi
tions, for it is natural to assume that
the department would not Issue the
patent unless It were satisfied with
conditions. Furthermore, the govern
ment itself has accepted these pat
ents: thus confirming their validity in
the minds of the people. This has oc
curred when such lands lay virMa
proposed forest reserves. In which
case the Government has through its
proper department purchased these
lands after an examination of th
title and has paid for them in script
ralllnn f ir oilier U'M.
"Ui! S,inly'a OfKontan puUWml
a partial IUI of ptiMia.. r of rail
rud lan.:. ThU lii, Mur-r, lie
i Lidos only tao Uu.r purchaser
There are ihmman.U of f.rnn r an t
miiull wmlil p'H.pln wlui purrhaa.td
ovir lt".0 am who no doubt are all
In. I.1.I.1I In t!i mil gov. r.inn nt
i brt.iJiM a ruliiMt pnrrha. r I t
'ThU will uiiiii'ili"'bly r.f.ili i'i
great Iok to tho present h iM r. i t
thi ne land and will lend to retard d
v. Iopment lu Went.rn Oregon m ii'
one In a milling bintlne, bus. l p
on then land, will feel Jutl'i."l in
spending inoro money or c. iihiivi.ik
the development of tliem.
Tin-re 1 no claim of M' U I m. 1
aware, thai there lias been any n
Hplra.y entered lino between the pur
chasers and the railroad or that there
Is any question ax to the purchase In
fraud, this element not entering It.
It Is 1111 rely a q'K-Mlon us to whether
or not th government Is seeking to
l,r,l.l its rlgliiH. ou,Jit to do . In
audi a way that the purchasi r In
good faith and without fruud tail be
"The purchaser of these timber
lands did not profit at all by the pur-,
rh,. tier e. They paid full value,
for them at the time of purchase and j
they bought them at the market price j
and paid the railroad company the.
'A everyone must be aware, the,
greater portion of this grant would j
uot support human life, me omy
way It could be kept to ue would be j
to sell It to the men who would put j
a.-miils uoon 1(. put In railroads and
perfect a lumber-manufacturing enter
Prior to the sale of the tanas 10
the lumbermen, there was no lumber
industry In the Willamette valley and
not much business of any sort except
purely agricultural. After the sales
were made on which there was esuiu
llshed the present Industry there was
a great development of business be
ginning about 1898. The effect of this
business can be determined in me ret.
ords of the Oregon & California Rail
road on file with the Interstate Com-
r.nmmlsslon. Its earnings in-
rreased from about $1,225,000 in 1.897
to about $6,500,000 In 1907 the greatei
part of which was directly or indirect
lv ri.i to the lumber Industries.
"Th noonle of this country consti
tute the government and the purchas
ers of these lands in question are a
part of the people. They, tnereiore,
should be protected by the govern
ment instead of harrassing them in
their enterprises which give employ
ment to thousands.
"No doubt the railroad has been the
chief offender In this matter, but I
foi that the eovernment is an acces
sory through its land department, and
that the purchasers of these lanas
with the title from railroad and gov.
ernment. approved by lawyers, are
frnm n moral standpoint innocent.
"The government kept on issuing
natenta un to two or three years ago
to the railroad company well knowing
that tho railroad company did not com
ply with the grant, in fact accepted
tho title to thousands of acres itself.
Why should not the people accept a
title that the government's attorneys
have passed on and accepted?
ARE NOW READY
Tlii v'nMill iit w jM.nli lniij:!it f.ir this H'awm'n trade
W havent a yard of lt si- noveltie In th houe.
The Novelty Dress Goods
TIih av. t. the p.. 1 tate r.f re-
fnif.I iIn-cmitm Tlu-rrV im thing pamly in
Fancy Weaves in Solid Colors
I'reii.niiiuaU! hut we j-lmw a splendid
nsvortrn-nt of f-tvlish color ennihinations
in th i-intc! i-ha.liiij.'s which harmonize
Satin Finished Wool Fabrics
Are extremely fashionable. You'll find
our display of spring dress good in fetiict
accord with style tendencies.
There Will Be a Greater Demand
This spring for hih claes dress goods on
account of the Seattle fair and choice pat
terns will bo scarce later in the season.
There is already a shortage in the whole
sale market of desirable fancies. It will
be to your interest to buy early while the
assortment is complete.
SCHOOL CHILDREN OF COUNTRY
SOUGHT ON PETITION.
J. M. Crowley Passes Away.
.T M. Crowley died at his home In
this city Monday, January 25, at the
age of 73 years. Mr Crowley was
born In Missouri in 1836. He crovied
th nlains with his parents and came
to Oregon when only 10 years of age
where he made his home until the
time of his death. He was married
to Louise J. Weddle in 1861. This
union was blessed by ten children,
stv nf whom survive. These wi h
his loving companion and a host of
friends mourn his death.
Mr. Crowley did service in the In-
rllnn war of 1855.
He united with the Baptist church
Funeral was conducted from the
Baptist church Wednesday afternoon,
after which the body was laid to rest
In the Monmouth cemetery.
Renresentative in this vicinity,
male or female. Those willing to
hustle can earn from $100 to $125
monthly. Experience not. necessary
Address Northwestern Specialty Co.
501, 502, 504 Board of Trade, Port
For health and happiness De Witt's
Little Early Risers pleasant little lv
msr pills, the best made. Sold by D,
OUR PRICES ARE BASED ON THE SPOT CASH PLAN. THAT IS
WHY WE UNDERSELL "REGULAR STORES.'
BARNES' CASH STORE
E. T. BARNES, PROPRIETOR
On Grounds of Humanity presiaent
Is Being Petitioned by the Humane
Societies of the Country to Aband
on Hunting Trip In Africa.
A communication from Alman A
Locke, of Ft. Worth, Texas, tc. w.
T. Shanahan, secretary of the Oreg
on Humane Society at Portland, has
just been received, calling the socie
ty's attention to the proposed hunt
nf President Roosevelt in Africa tnis
nnminir SDrine and Summer, and asK-
lng the society to assist in getting
the president to abandon the same on
and to the efforts of all other child
ren of America who are allies, to
promote humanity to every helpless
In behalf of the good name of the
TinitPd States of America, a name
that has been honored by many shin
ing deeds done in humanity s name
and in behalf of humane and moral
welfare of the children, and In be
half of your own honored name upon
th Mg of history, will you not
consider this signal opportunity you
havo to show the world tftat me
cause of kindness has greater weight
with you than even the love of sports
manshlp, and will you not weigh this
question on God's balances Deiore
making your decision, In order tnai
thp American people and the people
of all nations may benefit by your
wise example and humane influence.
Parsons for Game Warden.
The annual meeting ofthe Oregon
Fish and Game Association, which
was held at Portland recently, was
well attended by sportsmen from all
over the state, interested in approach-
. . .. 1.1! 4-n tt.A n.niouf-
tne presiueiu lu ouh"""" 1 mg legislation reiauve kj
behalf of the animals the president . wlldfowi mammals and
has selected to serve as targets. fi hes of the state. If the new game
The plan is to have the school chii-1 SUggested by the sportsmen of
dren of Oregon sign their names to 0re'gon bec0mes a law, as it is now
xi.l ha transmitted hVt . . .. ... tt. a Tatana nf
believed it win, jcj.
Portland, will be urged by his friends
for the position of chief game warden
petitions which will be transmitted by
Mr. Shanahan to Mr. Locke, ana oy
him forwarded to the president. Mr.
Locke in his communication says.
among other things: "We have no
time to lose, and by giving your im
mediate attention to this importanr
matter you will assist a highly com
mendable humane effort."
The petition to be presented to the
president reads as follows :
To His Excellency, Theodore Roose
velt. President of the United Staces:
We, the undersigned children of
America, learning that you have
planned during 1909 to visit-Afr'ea,
and the announced intention of yom
visit being the killing of wild game,
do respectfully wish to voice our re
quest that this plan, if it has been
made, be abandoned.
Our reason for this request is that,
realizing the force of your example
ar.d the interest which attends your
efforts we believe that the slaughter
of wild game, as now practiced, no
matter for what purpose, gives an im
pulse that is opposed to our efforts
as members of the Band of Mercy,
of the State. Mr. Parsons is wen
known throughout as an enthusiastic
sportsman and a man who takes great
interest in the propagation and pres
ervation of game.
At the Methodist Church
Sunday school at 10 a. m.; preach
ing at 11; Epworth League at 6:30,
led by Miss Church. There will De
special music and all young people
are invited to attend. All men are
invited to attend the bible class un
der the leadership of Prof. Kirk.
There will be classes for all. All are
cordially invited to attend any or all
of these services. Rev. McCain, Pastor.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the friends and
neighbors for their kindness daring
the illness and death of our beloved
husband and father.
Mrs. Jane Crowley and Family.