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INDEPENDENCE. OREGON, FRIDAY. BKI'TKMBKIl 1W
f 1XTKKNTII TEAR
STATE FAIR A
POLK CLASSIFIED AS OREGON'S
Award! First Prl for th Third
Tim Which Doubly Entitle It to
th Nam "Bluo Ribbon County"
of thai Stat of Oregon.
Th Eighth Annual State Fair
which closed laMt Saturday will pa
down In history aa one of the great
est of all state falra. It la estimated
that 85,000 peoplo were In attend
ance during ttie week and the enorm
ity of the crowd can only be Judged
by thoae who were fortunate enough
to be present on either Portland or
Salem day. In tha number of ex
hibits and In their quality the fair
ranked high. The race were never
better and never ha the fair taken
on a better appearance. The accom
modation were almoat double thoae
of former years and the facllitloa
for convenience and comfort were
greatly Improved upon. All of these
tbltiK have made the fair a thing
to talk about until another year
brings another fair.
Polk county captured tho first
prize for tho boat county exhibit for
the third time In the past eight years
and la aurely entitled to the right to
bear the title. "The Blue Ribbon
county of Oregon."
Notwithstanding the fact that oth
er countle were represented with
'creditable exhibits at the fair this
season, the display from Polk county
-was an easy winner, both in quality
and variety of products and the de
clHion of the Judges met the approv
al of all. Multnomah county won
second prtxe and Columbia was award
Mrs. F. A. Wolfe and her daugh
ter, Mrs. H. N. Wlllets of Falls City
were in charge of the Polk county
exhibit. To these two ladles who
have collected and prepared every
prize-winning exhibit Polk county has
taken at the state fair the credit is
duo for the magnificent exhibit
tnade.They a!so had charge of the dis
play made from this county at the
Lewis and Clark fair In 1905.
In speaking of the Polk county
exhibit, the Dullas Observer sayf
"The record of Mrs. Wolfe and daugh
ter in preparing three prize-winning
county exhibits has probably never
been duplicated in any state in the
Union and too ninety credit cannot, be
accorded thorn for their patriotism,
Industry and perseverance for be it
known that the preparation of a dip
play like that of polk county at the
State fair hint week represents an
amount of work little dreamed of by
tha casual visitor who pauses a few
momenta to admire the exhibit and
then passes on. Only those who have
taken an " interest in the work and
watched its progress can in any man
tier appreciate the Industry and pa
tience exhibited by Mrs. Wolfe and
her daughter in preparing the display
Which has brought to Polk county
for' the third time the distinction of
being Oregon's banner county."
Besides the county exhibit there
.were a large number of individual,
xhlbitors from this county and they,
Its usual, brought home many prizes
for exhibits of livestock, fruits, grain
and grasses, etc. Below is a list, as
near as could be obtained, of those
who were awarded prizes:
Holsteln cattle, C. E. Brooks, In
dependence Junior yearling bull,
first and third; group of 4 animals,
Jersey cattle, F. E Lynn, Perry
dale Bull 8 years old, "Rose Mary
Morden's Son," third; senior yearling
bull, "Cowslip's Ashby," third.
A. F. Domes, McCoy Bull 2 years
Old, "Rose Marigold's Challenge,"
first; heifer 2 years old, "Pacific
Pearl's Pride," third; Junior yearling
heifer, "Queen of the Silver Fern,"
first; calf herd, third; group of two
v O Morrow, Independence Jun
ior yearling bull, "Souci King." sec
ond; junior bull calf "La Creole
Maid's Boy," third.
Hereford cattle Willamette Valley
Stock Co., Alrlle Bull 2 years old.
"Hubert Boy," first; Junior yearling
bull, "Anderson," second, and "Max,"
third; Junior hull calf, "Topy's
Prince," first, and "Je Blown," sec
ond; row three year old. "Topny's
Queen." first; "Daisy Dean," second,
and "Dandy Maid," third; heifer 2
y.-ar old. "Charlotte" second; Jun
ior yearling heifer, "Wanda Ray,"
first; Junior heifer calf. "Gladys." firs
senior champion bull, Hubert Hoy."
first; anlor champion cow, "Topsy
Quern," first; Junior champion heif
er, first; grand champion bull, first;
aged herd, first; group of four anl
mala, first; group of two animals,
H. C. Constance, Independence,
best two animals, one year old,
L. K. Bradford, West Salem
Stallion, one year old, "Universe R".
C. A. McLaughlin, Independence
Mare, two years old, "Princess Vio
D. E. Nachdlgall, Dallas Stallion,
tour yearg old, "West Fen Combina
tion", third; group of four animals,
Wm. Rlddell & Sons, Monmouth
Ram. F. A. Koser. 42. third; ram 1
year old, Rlddell 807, second; ewe 1
Wm. Ridden t Sons, Monmouth
Ram, 2 years old, second; Ram 1
year old, third; ram lamb, firsst;
ewe, third; ewe under 1 year old,
aecond; ewe, lamb, aecond; four
lambs, second; two lambs, second;
flock, second; four lamba, second;
lamb, second; ewe one year
old, second; ram lamb, first.
Hawlcy ft Son, McCoy Ram
third, and first; ram, 1 year old.
third; ram lamb, aecond and third;
ewe, one year old, third and first;
lamb, third and first; four lambs,
first; two lambs, first flock, first;
four lambs, first; ewe lamb, first;
ewe. 1 year old, first and third; ram
lamb, second and third.
Hawley Son. McCoy Weather
AT FALLS CITY
FALLS CITV PEOPLE PLAN EX
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The fall colonists' rates for the
northwest went into effect Wednes
day, September 16, and the already
large passenger traffic from the east
and middle west has been augmented
by several hundred passengers dally
since It went into effect. The rate
is $25 from Missouri river poliits to
any point in Oregon.
These rates are to remain In effect
for thirty days and It is expected that
even last spring's phenomenal record
will be laid In the Bhade several de
grees. The railroad companies have
prepared to carry the largest amount
of travel in the history of western
railroading, and from the amount of
interest that has been manifested It
is believed that the equipment will
be entirely inadequate to handle the
rush. Every available coach and ev
ery locomotive have been made ready
for action and extra motive power
has been secured from roads which
are not being called upon to handle
such an enormous traffic as those in
the far west. 1 !
Already the various counties of the
Willamette valley have taken steps
to attract a portion of this influx of
homeseekers, which will be dumped
into Portland, to the different por
tions of the valley. What has Polk
county and Independence in particu
lar done toward attracting land
buyers? with three or four land
dealers in town the natural supposi
tion is that something should be done
Don't sit down and wait for the oth
er fellow to move. Get together, gen
tlemen, and work In harmony. Send
a representative to Portland provided
with literature relative to Polk coun
ty and let him distribute it and start
people this way. Once you get a
homeseeker here, and you will find
no trouble In selling to him, because
Polk county has the goads and you
ought to be able to deliver them.
The rate from Missouri points to
Portland is $25, from Chicago Is $33;
from Columbus, Ohio, $39.05; from
Knoxvllle, Tennessee, $43.05; Mem
phis, $34.45; Montreall, Canada, $47.7
New York, $50; Washington. D. C
$48.25; and St. Louis, $32.
Many Will Attood From Indepond
ancs a Wtll as From ftalem and
Othtir Towns Near-by to Holp Make
Merry All Day Tornorrow.
Independence should Send a good
delegation to the big .celebration at
Falls City tomorrow.
The people of Falls CUy are mak
ing grand preparations for the picnic
and are planning a day of recreation
and entertainment for all. In addi
tion to the speaking, music and sport
a feature of the picnic will be a big
barbecue at night Thla barbecue
will provide a splendid evening feast
for all visitors, the reputation of the
good people of Falls City for feeding
their guests being ample assurance
that there will be enough and to
spare. The day's festivities wtll
close with a grand ball.
The afternoon will be devoted to
speech making, In which prominent
business men of Salem, Dallas and
Falla City wtll take part. An oppor
tunity will also be given all guests
of the day to visit the sawnillla and
other manufacturing plant; to call
at the various places of business and
become better acquainted with th :
men who have built a prosperous
city where only a few years ago ther
was naught but solitude, and also to
look over the incomparable country
surrounding the city, where, within a
few years, will be found the richest
fruit-growing section In the Willam
ette valley. The picnic Is given, to
quote the language of the advertising
posters, "to advertise the natural re
sources of Falls City," and as such
it Is sure to be a splendid success.
The natives of Michigan, of whom
there are many at Falls City and
Black Rock.have availed themselves
of this opportunity to meet and or
ganize for the purpose of holding an
annual Michigan Day celebration.
The Wolverines are expected to turn
out in great numbers, and as they art
a bunch of "live ones," there will be
something doing every minute of the
afternoon and evening.
Our good neighbors say in their in
vitation "All persons interested in tht
welfare and betterment of Falls City
are invited to come," and as that
means all of us, it Is certain that too
special train so kindly provided b
the railway company will go laden to
Special trains will be run for the
accommodation Of all who attend the
Itoms of Interest
Tomorrow will be the IbhI day oi
the Portland fair.
Tb Oregon Convention of th
prexldentlai pout iiant en' aso-latloi
held a two days' session at Peruana
Grand Encampment Knlgbts Temp
lurs and Mystic Shrlners of Oregon
convened at Baker City yesterday.
The American Institute of Mining
engineers will be held In Spokanw.
Washington, September 26-30.
Ths state convention of W. C. T. I'
convene at Hood River October 5.
There will be a two-day aesslon.
Good for IllliouNax-flR.
"I took two of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablet laat night and
I feel fifty per cent better than I ave
for weeks." saya J. J. Firestone of
Allegan, Mich. "They are certainly
a fine article for biliousness." For
sale by P. M. Kjrkland.
Mrs Clara Q.Esson.Bible school e-
vangellst for the Oregon Christian
riii School " Association will preacn
at the Christian church of thia sity,
Snndav. September 26. both morning
onH Rvenine. Morning topic, "The
Importance of the Bible School. Ev
ening topic, "The Church's, Obligation
to the School." All are invited to at
tend these services.
Services will be resumed at calva
ry Presbyterian church next Sun-
mnrntn; when the regular quar-
UJ iuv oi -
terly communion service will be held.
niinumore will preacu ana aa-
minlster the sacrament of theLord's
o,.r.nor and also haDtlsm if any can-
daten are presented. In the evening
a sacred concert will be given, con-
aisttno- nf sonars, solos, .i.itaciiis, etc.
rendered by the choir and other sing
ers, with a short talk by the pastoi.
Tho RacrBrt concerts have been de
servedly popular, large congregations
having been delighted by those pre
viously given. A cordial invitation is
extended to all to attena mese
IS OFFERED 25C
FOR HIS HOPS
An offer of 23 cents was made for
the 1909 crop of hops of J. E. Hub
bard. The offer was not taken by
Mr. Hubbard. This is the top of
fer made this week.
Notice of - Mtotlnfl of Board of
Notice is hereby given, that on
Monday, the 18 day of October, 1909,
the board of equalization will meet at
the county court house at the city of
Dallas, in the county of Polk, state of
Oregon, to examine and correct the
assessment rolls, to correct sll errors
In valuations, descriptions or qualities
of. land, lota,or other property or in
correctly assessed as to description oi
quantity, or where assessed in the
name of a person or persons not the
owner thereof or assessed under or
beyond the actual cash value thereof
and to assess all lands, lots and other
property appearing to have been
omitted or that was not assessed.
Petitions or application for the re
duction of a particular assessment
shall be made in writing verified by
the oath of the applicant or his attor
ney, and tfe filed with the board dur
ing the first week it is by law re
quired to be in session, and any pe
tition or application not so made,
verified, and filed shall not be con
sidered or acted upon by the ! rd.
C. L. GRAVES,
Assessor of Polk county, Oregon.
Mary J. Neely, daughter of Sam
uel S. Neely, who died in Polk coun
ty in 1876, was born in Steuben coun
ty, New York, May 1, 1825. In ear
ly life, with her parents, she made
the long journey principally by wa
ter to jJiiWlugton, Iowa, then a, new
and fast developing state, where she
grew to womanhood.
On November 24, 1847, she was mai
ried to John Wolverton, a native of
Hamilton county, Ohio. They lived
in Des Moine county, near Mlddleton,
till 1853, where were born the two
oldest children, William Marshall and
Charles Edwin. In March of that
year, they, with a large company of
emigrants started on the long jour
ney across the plains, arriving in
Polk county September 16th, with
three children, Bruce, the third son,
having been born on the way. Set
tling on their farm in Polk county,
eight miles south of Monmouth, they
made their pioneer home. Here were
born Albert P. (deceased), Josie
(Mrs. J. C. Byrd), Otis A. and
Grant, and here they grew to man
hood and womanhood's prime under
her motherly care. v To this task Mrs.
Wolverton gave herself unreservedly
with a devotion scarcely equalled by
one of her strength. So anxious was
she to have her children secure an
education that she made many sac
rifices known only to those within
the inner circle of her companionship.
In this supreme effort she was truly
seconded by her husband, they both
working together, to this end. &ne
was rewarded even beyond her ex
onerations, for she was able to see
all but one of them receive certificate
of graduation from one or more col
lege or university.
Thi zeal for the welfare of others
became to her such a fixed habit that
ruin? her efforts with her OW
aha rave cheer and courage to many
students who came to Christian Col
lege and Monmouth Normal school
for an education. These have often
attested their hearty appreciation In
letters of love and affection which
she so much prized in the later years
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to fit out your family for the win
ter if you trade at a Cash Store
Our fall lines are now complete, In every department.
MEN'S CLOTHING that h ars the BRANDEGEE LA EL can be
depended upon for tylish cut and proper fit. The fabrics are strict
ly correct and the superior workmanship Insures that tho garment
will retain its shape under actual service condition.
BOYS' CLOTHING, built to stand boy' wear. You'll like the
new Fall styles.
SHOES, built by the Brown Shoe Co. Every pair ts made of solid
leather and will prove satisfactory to tho wearer We show the
most complete line of footwear in th city .Styles suitable for dress
wear or for hard service .
Miller's Heavy Chrome
For extra hard service in th mud and water wear better than or
dinary shoes, and the leather always remains soft and pliable. All
helgghts from 8-lnch top to 15 -inch top. Our line of TAN HIGH
TOPS this season is much larger than we have ever shown before.
HOSIERY. UNDERWEAR, BLANKETS, COMFORTS, everything
for the whole family at prices that the credit tore can't match.
Barnes' Cash Store
E. T. BARNES, Pro., Salem
Headquarters for Salem's
We have opened the Fall season with
an excellent showing of ready-to-wear
women's Fall suits, coats, waists, cor
sets and silk petticoats. In our mil
linery department we have ready-to-wear
hats of the very latest eastern
fashions. The excellence of our mil
linery Is well known to every woman
279 Commercial St., SALEM, OR.