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INDBI'ENDKNCE. OREGON, KitlDAV, Of'TOHKIl S, lUuU
PORTLAND UNION YARDS GET
hippsrt of Independence. Claim That
Rata of Union Stock Yard Art
So High That Thty Cannot Afford
to Load Thtlr Stock to Portland.
Stockmen at) J shippers In this vlcin
Ity, and we understand In" tho entire
valley, are up in arum over the way
the union stock yard at I'ortland urc
tri-mlmr tlinm and an a result the
claim that very little stock will be
shipped from tuts locality to I'ortland
In the future uiiIi-hi there la a rail I
tnl change In the methods of the
stock yards and the rale charged by
them for handling stotk la greatly re
duced. It la aald by thoie who have been
hipping atuff lo Portland for the lat
ten or twelve years that, alnre the
advent of the union stock yards. It
costs JuhI double the amount a car to
get their stock on the market as It
did before. Then they stand a chance
or having the market all cut to plocet
on account of the limited number of
buyers In the I'ortlund market who
ran only use a certain amount dally.
Itecu.ly an Independence shipper
was called up on the phone and re
quested to send In a car of extra
heavy stuff fjr the Alaka trade, of
fering four and a fourth cents. At
that price, there was a fair margin
lo the deal for the shipper who hap
pened to have the stock wanted "on
hand, so he compiled with the re
auet. Th thlptueut left In the morn
ing and ai rived In Portland short
ly after 4:00 p. m., or Just after the
fixed time of the Union Stock Yards
for handling stock. As a consequence
they had to be held over until tha
next dny, entailing a feed bill In ad
dition to the stock yard charges. The
next morning, at the meeting or tne
stock ex hange which regulates the
prices of the union stock yardH, the
price on this fancy stuff was cut
to three and one half cents and only
one bid was made at this price. The
shipper was advised by commission
men to pay the stock yard charges
and commission and ship the stock
home. However, It was finally sold,
the shipper losing heavily on the
euto tit Portland, which is sin
gin thlrtyfour foot car for bo. nd
cattle and the saiuo for bog, 'P
or goats In double cars, the union
slot k yad charge are: c-oiiiiiiUmIhi,
$10 on each car of stock sold In the
jiirdu; for the privilege of the stock
landing In the car at the yard U
cattle, tweiityflve cent a head, max-
jliuuin $8 00 per car; bogs, double
decks, fight ceuis straight, no mat-
Iter what the number Is; sheep, dou
ble or single decks, five cents per
'head, no matter what the number is;
.horses, twen yflve cents per head
Tb'-u omes a feed bill of two cents
a pound f ir bay, and It I claimed It
1 the next thing to an impossibility
to gel a car of stoik through the yan
wl hout a feed bill, then comes a
switching charge of $2 00 per car.
Add to all these Items the usual
shrinkage In stock, and It can read
lly be seen that the slock raisers and
shippers who consigned their stock
j to the union yards have a Just cause
A prominent shipper made the statt
moi.t this w'eek that before the union
sto k ya'ds opened at Portland a
shipper consigned his slock either to
a pa; ker or a commission nian and
knew exactly what he was going to
get for it when It arrived there. The
I freight, switching, trackage and ot li
ter charges amounted In the neighbor
hood of $34 per car. Since the op
ening of the yards the packers and
butchers buy only through them," and
'as the principal buyers of stock con
jtrol the board of directors, who fix
the dally 'price of stock, It can read
ily bo seen where the farmer and
stoikman are at a disadvantage.
ALL PROUD OF
EVERYTHING READY TOR GOV
APPLE CROP IS
SOLD ON TREES
There is another similar case of
car lond of lambs which hud a
pxnerience. only in the latter
naso it is claimed the price was cut
two ceu s from that offered on the
day of shipment.
The result of such transactions is
they have forced the shipper and
raisers of stock to look elsewhere for
a ma ket for their stock. Already sev
oral large shipments - of stock have
been made from this locality to Den
ver, where, It is claimed, while the
j-ard charges are about the same
us at Portland, the price Is nearly
double and will more than doubly pay
the cliff' rence in freight: For Instance
are quoted at from $7.00 to
against $5.00 to $5.50 at Port
atrie.tlv choice mutton varies
from $3.25 to $4.25 at Portland, while
in Denver It Is about the sauu rauo
as lambs. The same Is said of hogs,
cattle, horsea, etc
To substantiate what they say' they
cite to the fact that during the past
thirty days over 7000 head of Polk
and Benton county sheep have been
Shipped to . the Colorado. Idaho aud
Montana markets. Four thousand of
the seven were shipped from Corval
lls Wednesday of this week in -the
face of the fact 'that Portland buyers
came to the city last week In an en
deavor to purchase the Polk county
Stock, but those handling it absolutely
refused to send any more stuff to
Portland. This 7000 head ' does not
include the 6000 head shipped from
Albany in the early part of Septem
ber. Again they call attention to the
fact that fortyflve car loads of cattle
were loaded at Ashland one day not
long since, and sent south. All of
this stuff, according to the statement
of the stockmen, formerly went to
Portland, but since the opening of
union stock yards, the cost of hand
ling has just about doubled and the
lack of competition makes the market
a dangerous one to do business In.
Besides the freight from Independ-
D. Collins, who Is largely interest
ed In the culture of fruit in this vic
inity, sold this week the crop of ap
j pies off th Onhannon and Damon
I orchards, on which he held leases, to
the Oregon City Packing Company.
The crop was sold on the trees and
t the purchasers commenced the work
of picking and packing it this week.
The work is In charge of an expert
pack r and sortor. The price paid
has not been given ou" but it Is said
that Mr .Collins realized a handsome
profit on his Investment. This sale
does not include the product of his
own orchard south of town, which is
said to be one of the best In the vic
inity. Mr. Collins is practically the
only one In this section who has
made a specialty of fruit raising and
he has fully demonstrated that Polk
county raises Just as fine apples and
peaches as any suction of the state,
Hood river and the Rogue river coun
try not excepted.
Organized for the' 190a-Season.
At a meeting of the football en
thusiasts of Independence, held in
the city last Friday evening, the In
dependance Foot Ball team was organ
ized by the election of Floyd A. Wil
liams as manager and Dole Pomeroy
as captain. The meeting was large
ly attended and everything points to
ward the developing of a foot ball
aggregation in the near future that
will mean laurels during the 9109
Active practice was begun Monday
of. this week and everybody Is work
ing hard to get on the first team.
Among those who are In the game
are a number of players who have
made reputations for themselves both
at the University of Oregon and the
Oregon Agricultural College. They
expect to op n the season one week
from tomorrow, at home if they are
successful in getting a team to come
h?re. If unsuccessful in this, they
will go to Albany and play with the
Alto team at that place.
' India, India, India who?
The Independence are the boys for
There is a project on foot among
the hop growers of this district to
organize on the same lines as the ho-t.-l
men and brewers for the purpose
of fighting prohibition. It is claimed
in the event of the state going dry
in 1910, a large majority of .those
engaged in the raising of hops would
have to go out of business.
Your credit is good for an Edison
phonograph at Craven & Moore's. 18. f
Th Independence Postofflcs la Ont
of ths FinMt In the Northwest and
Second to Nona of Any Town of
IU 8U in the State.
The people of Independence ' ar
anxiously waiting, watting, like thi
telephone girl, for our Uncle Sam's
postal Inspector to come and accept
or reje t too new postofflce. That he
will accept It, there Is no room to
doubt, because It la one of the finest
equipped offices to bi found In the
state outside of the large cities and
It has many of them faded.
Everything Is in readiness and Just
as aoon aa the government accepts
the office It will not take long f-r
tho postofflce to be moved back Into
the room that la to be 1U home for
the next ten years. If the balance of
the cltv were a up-to-date as our
new postofflce. Independence would
rank as one of the best and finest
cities in the northwest.
Th re are 378 boxes, all of which
are provided with the Yale comblna
tion locks, in the new office, sixteen
of which are double sie, six by
twelve Inches; twentyfour are six b."
six and the balance are the regular
standard letter box, six by four. The
f.rst window to the right as you en
ter the corner door Is the money or
der, the next, registry, then the gen
eral delivery, then two letter drops,
thn the boxes which extend around
to tne i ait s.de of the building where
will be found the carrier window,
then comes the door to the private of
flee of the postmaster.
Th furniture Is of solid sawed oak
and extends about seven feet from
the floor. Over this is an Iron rail
ing extending to the celling. 5-foot
walns.ot has been put around the
interior of the entire room, and this
has been grained to correspond with
the oak in the boxes. To the right
of the main eutrance a stationarj
desk has been placed against the
west side of the room on which will
be found an ink fountain and pens
for addressing letters and other mail
In the working departments of the
office everything has been arranged
with a view to convenience and the
rapid handling of the mails. The of
fice has been provided with a large
and roomy safe of the latest make
and warranted to be burglar proof.
Everyone who has had an opportun
ity to inspect the office Is loud in
praise of Mr. Hirsehberg who has, re
gardless of expense, provided such an
elegant and modernly equipped office
and are greatly thankful to him for
having given Independence a postof
flce that every citizen can Justy feel
proud of. This is the first step In
dependence has made in a long time
toward putting on city airs and it is
to be hoped that the good work will
not stop there.We need pvaed streets,
sowers and a new high school build
ing. These are badly needed. Let
the slogan from now on be "Improve
ment" and keep it going until many
good things are done.
City Council Meets.
Thn oiiu met lu reulur month
ly session Itt't U eiln miuy ew-iiliig.
II.-bIii paying the usual monthly
bills, the sir. el committee whs in
structed to have a foot walk built
along tho tide of the new county
bridge on Monmouth street, to have
gravel haubd for cement crossing"
bitwu u I he postofflce building and
ilauua Urea., and on Monmouth street
between Drexl r's and the bank
building, and on Main street between
the bank building and Wade it Co'.
The committee on fire and water was
liistru ted to have the firemen' hall
in the city hall building repaAtercd
and r' painted and otherwise fixed up
as well as the roof on the public II
b ary bu.ldlng. James Hllllard was
appointed day marshal Instead of R.
J. Taylor. The bond of R. L. Gains
for a near beer license was approved.
Another Pioneer Ped Away.
George W. Richardson was born
In Des Mo'nes, Iowa, on September
9, 1817. At the age of fifteen years
he crossed the plains with his par
ents to Oregon where he lived the
remainder of his life. He accepted
Christ and was baptised Into the
Christian church in 1875. He died
at his home In Independence, Oregon,
on the 30th day of September, 1909,
aged seventy-two years and twenty
one days. The fun ral occurred from
the family residence on Saturday, Oc
tober 2, at 8:00 a. m. with Interment
In the Brthel cemetery beside his
parents. Rev. I. N. Mulkey officiated
at the burial services. '
H. L. V
Mar us Lafaye;te McGowan, aged;
iflftynlne .years, an old and respect-.
ed r.sldcnt of Poik county, died at i
his home about four and a half miles j
south ast of Independence, Septem-;
ber 28, of heart failure. The funeral'
was h Id September 30, Rev. Johni Os '
born officiating. Interment was made.
In I. O. O. F. cemetery. Mr McGow-j
an was born in Mary's county, Mis-1
souri, in 1850where he resided until:
1889, when he moved to Oregon and
has since made his home In and near j
Independence. He was married in
1874 to Miss Ida Caldwell and, be
sides h'a wifp, he leaves two chil
dren, Maggie and Milton, bqth of
whom survive him. He was a mem
ber of the Taptist church. He leaves
nany friends who extend their heart
felt sympathy to the bereaved ones
in their hour of trouble.
Subject of discourse at Calvary
Presbyterian church next Sunday
morning will be "The Way and Work
of Life." In the e enlng at 7:30, Dr.
Dunsmore will deliver the second of
the series of sermon-lectures or char
acter-sketches, the topic being "Abra
ham, the Father of the Faithful.'
Sunday school at 10:00 a. m. All are
Rev. N. F. Thompson, the new pas
tor for the First Baptist church, will
preach both morning aud evening
Sunday, the 10th. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all.
There will be the regular services
at the Methodist church next Sunday
morning and evening. Sunday school
at the usual hour. Song service at
7:80 p. m, . .
The Gem Restaurant has Put in a
lunch counter and you can get any
kind of a lunch you want day or
Hood Craven of Salmon River was
a visitor in town Saturday.
Miss ' Leatha Tupper of Drain is
teaching the Cochrane school and
boarding with her grandmother, Mrs.
W, N. Boots, in Monmouth".
Mr. Stone and family, formerly of
Luckiamu e Mills, are now residents
of the Leonard house on College
Miss Orrice Hawley of McCoy has
come to spend the winter with her
grandmother, Mrs. J. H. Hawley, and
attend the high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Arche Lewis, who re
cently arrived from Alaska, were
visiting last week with the Stump
family who are relatives of Mrs. Lew
Is. The tower of the Whiteaker ; oil
well is plainly visible to Monmouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Cass Lorence went
to Seattle Tuesday to visit the A. Y.
Chas. Davis and family moved into
the Butler house on Clay street Tues
Mr. and Mrs.' Sacre left for Calif
ornia .Wedns day to visit the latter's
broiher, Mr. 'dmison, a former resi
dent of this place.
Dr. Parrish made a sale of his
household goods and will soon go to
Cal'fornia with his wife and daughter
Winifred to spend the winter.
Mrs. H. S. Chase is attending at
the bedside of her son, Robert
Chase, who is ill in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Waller were do'
lng business . in town and shaking
hands with old friends last week.
Miss Lillle Springer went to Jeffer
son last Sunday to visit her sister,
Nine Out of Ten Credit
Customers Pay Their Bills
It is to pay tho losses of the tenth that every customer has to pay
more for the privilege of getting credit.
While You Have Cash to Spend
Trade at a One-Price Gish Store
If you have a family to fit out for the w.nter now 1 the time to
do your trading while the assortment In ll departments l com
plete. We carry everything for the whola family and our prices
are positively 15 to 20 per cent lower than at "credit stores."
Have You Seen Our Fall Line
of North Star Underwear
Every garment Is cut In full liberal dimensions and properly fin
ished. We're showing splendid valu?s in L'nlon Suits for Men, Wo
men and Children. They're becoming more popular every year.
Summer Shirts for Men
Are cut to fit. There are no skimped sizes in the 1'ne. you'll
find the strictly correct fabrics in Summit Coat Shirts, Golf Shirts
and soft collar Negligees. Woik Shirts of every description In wool,
cotton and mixed goods.
you buy now must be built of solid l-ather or they
wont stand the rainy season. Every pair of our shoes
Is built to give satisfactory service.
Drygoods, Clothing, Blank
2 pound full weight wool batts for comforts only $2.00. Cotton
batts'all prices from 7c to 6.c per roll.
Barnes' Cash Store
E. T. BARNES, PROPRIETOR, SALEM, OREGON;
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.