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INDEPENDENCE, ORBUON, FRIDAY, OCTOHEU 9. 19
CLAIM PORTLAND MARKET BEST
OF THE COUNTRY.
Iu thl aam third paragraph you
spuak of ( tie im-rilim of Ui stock ei
ihauge (or reicuUulujc th prlce of
ll union etoeit yarda. Tk Uve
Klotk KtilibiiKM does not hold any
medium In Um murulnua. Tliu l'n
Ion Block Yards Company dot nut
buy or sell live nuck and the IJv
Block Exchange has no mora to do
with the fixing of tl) price of live
min k than you ham.
While w are on the matter of pri
ce, I want to tall your attention to
the fait that Chicago and Omaha j
Qiiolid the tattle market ytalerday;
U-ii cents lower; tlio market here
wax steady lo higher and weight
and quality considered, cattle brought
a belter price hero tliuu at either of
tbo market named. The hog market
printed In tlio Eut. rurlau of Octo- yesterday was aleady at l hlcago,
her 8, regarding tbo management ofjKauaaa City and Omaha; tlm top at
tlio union aloik lards, tho general C'lif ago was $7 the top at Kan-
CIvm Copy of Letter Bant to Stock
man Befora Opening of Yarda Ex
plaining Yard ChargM Which Hava
Not Oaan Excaadad.
Hcplying to tho article which wax
EN'fi J "ERD
JERSEY BLOOD IS DISTRIBUTED
8ala of tha Nelson Hard, Compris
Ing Fintit Band of Cattl of Polk
County, Built In Saven Yaart, Bring
Sum of 17000.
Wentera Wlldrone to Chas. Gronkey
of Blodsett aUK7; Auguma m to U.
W. Ilarrla of CorvaliL at f 47 JO; Lo
Ice to A. I MdAmald at f'; N. 11
ro lu-auty to E. L. Iaw of Corval
Ita at Hu, Victor's I'-ruiiette to C.
W. Uacou at I Ho; tiallle Eva to P.
A. Logfcden of Corvallla at I ::'';
Ulondy N to J. D. Kiuinp of Mon
mouth at $K2.f0; Kill"' Beauty N to
Goo. F. Brown of Dallas at $lo!;
lllondy'i Spotted Wonder to Kd Bhocl
of Albany at $S0; Kuth Ellen M. to
Geo. W. liucoil of Deer Inland at
$101; Ardella II. lo I). Uurkhalter of
llJIlsboro at :iU0; Chiefs Wlldrosu to
I). Ilurkh&iier at $2.i7&0; Brunette's
LuU Ilel to W. IL Murphy of Inde
pendence at 109; ChUf'a Beauty of
I'olk to Geo. V. Brawn of Dalian at
Chlefa Kitty Dell lo F. W.
Uiuuagcr mpiiiiih forward with a let
ter of ekpluimtlon, aa follows;
Editor Enterprise: 1 have Just
been banded a clipping from your
Jiublicallou of October k, lu which
you take the 1'ortiund l iiloii Hto k
Yarda Company to tuhk for mukitu
au i celvo charge to tho stockmen
of Oregon for lla faellltlea.
huh Cliy wan 7.i-";
ah was (7.45; the
the top at Oma
lop at I'ortlund
What la considered aa tho mont
,,., uM..f,. I Mill.. i,t i.li.ili.il mi I l.i i-vi r 112.'.!
-,,ti,l,i, i.-.l In il. N'm-ihui-xt uhh held I Wilson of Tillamook at $100: Chlefa
at the fur in of A. Nelnon, one mil. iLadyvE'ta to .Moss Walker of linje.
north of this elty, Tuesday afteriKHin, ' pendeiae at tZ'i; Chlefa Arrab Wau
uh..n lt,iH Nelnon iIIhih-m. d of blaUm to Emmet t Ktaata of Alrlle at
hum $H.(H). Willi tho exeeptlon
the ijiiolutlon on luuiliH. prln h pnld
...r hheep at this market compare fa
vorably with any of the eiiHti rn imir
keta and the (imilny of IhiiiIih and
aiieen Hold on the eUHlern niurketM,
o.; whl'h the bltiher prleee are guot
of ' entire herd of JeMey tattle. That$:!IO; Euima'a I'erfectlon to Emmet!
lUvlmc' beou a uowapup, man foried. la quite auperlor to the offerlriKa
........ .1..,., mid knov. Inn the craft ceu-1 here.. Yon will notice that Chicago
rrally, 1 cau auy, without Imputation
of aeeking to flatter, thut the true
xuvinber of the fotir.h calato doea not
' vaut to nilarepreaeiit. If Into the
columna of hla paper there creepa a
perverlon It la in nearly every In
stance due to the fact that the yWco
Of hla Informal Ion la bad.
Now aa to facta: Uefore the Port
land rnloii Stock Yarda Company on
the penlnaula were opened for buHl
ncss I aeut to every shipper whoae
Dame I could secure lu Oregon. Wash
ington, Idaho and weaterti Montana
a letter, copy of which I attach. At
Independence, Iloothby & Lewie, W
W. I'erelval and F. J. Fryer were
each sent a copy of this letter; at
Corvallla, C. Lelfer, V M. Jones, E.
F. Drown, J. N. McFaddeti, C. W.
Taylor,. Pon Avery, Gi-orge M. Drown,
McKadden &. Ursdy, P. A. Kllneand
Dick Kieger were each aent a copy
of this letter, under a two-cent cover
ing. You will note In the third par
agraph of this letter that feed charg
es would remain the sume aa at
the old yards but that yardage charg
es would be changed to conform with
the schedule lu effect at the other
live stock centers in tho United
Statea. Permit me to say in this con
nection that in 1008 there was mar
keted at Chicago, Kniisas City, St.
Louis, Omaha, Si. Joseph, Fort Worth
and Denver, 719,4r,:i curs of live stock
and the yardage charges on this en
tire, amount were just the same as
those in effect at Port In nd.
Iu the second paragraph of tho art
icle regarding these yards, you state
. that owing to the limited number of
buyers in the Portland market there
is a chance that the market will be
Cut to pieces. I attach hereto a let
ter which shows the business done
here in thirty days from the time
Of opening until October 15. You wli:
note from this that nothing has re
mained unsold and if you will take
the trouble to compare the market
the points above referred to, you
prices with those in effect at all of
will conclude that Portland ranks
higher In nearly every class of live
Block offered for sale, without con
sidering the quality.
In the third paragraph you speak
Of a shipment which arrived in Port
land shortly after 4:00 p. m., or just
after the fixed time of the union
stock yards for handling stock. Re
gardless of the time of arrival, live
stock is received and cared for at til
niiiif wiHii-rn lamba from $125 to
?7.10; Kansas City quotes yearlings
from 14. 115 to l.r..25. Taking the mar
ket by and large, I am quite safe in
making the statement that It will run
higher than any of the eastern mar
kets. Near the top of the second column
of your article, you stato that the un
ion stock yards charges are "Com
mission $10 on each enr of stock sold
ii... ui. i. ui ii.i- -..I., un t.ilini. Ulajitu at l.ll'J: Cbief'a October Lou
ally fine Is evident from the large at-! to J. B. Stump of Monmouth at $lo;
tendauce at the sale of prominent j Chief Dorothy N. to W. 11. Murphy
breeders of thoroughbred stock from: Of independence at iu.,; y mci s i.
- .. . . ..... . . - c. ....II
all parts of Oregon us well as largi
numbers from California, WaMblugton
and Idaho. Evidence more patent still
of the superior strain of Jersey blood
lu this herd was shown lu the man
ner In which bidders from a distance
were raised out by stockmen uearer
by, men who were perfectly familiar
with tho slock of Mr. Nelson. There
were fully three hundred and fifty
people in attendance at the sale, a
third of that number having come
from a distance, a large number com
ing from other states.
A. L. Stevenson of Corvallis, who
, .... u u
In the yards; for the privilege ofiv" - -
ui uie -.u, .u . promise of making a successful live
stock standing In the car at the; ..,,.,
.., .,,, sioca auctioneer were uu a juu"&'
J mm, ..K., ... . '
h.., maximum 18.00 per car". The
real truth of the matter is, that the
stock yards company does not charge
any commission as it is not In the
commission business. The commis
sion firms make a charge for selling
live stock Jot Uie account of ship
pers, but. there, is joining tkatwill
prevent a shipper from selling his
own stock. Long experience has prov
(Continued ou latit page.)
The death of Mrs. Nancy Solomon
Johnston-Brouse. which occurred in
this city Wednesday at 1:55 p. m.
at her home.renioves one of the most
Interestinir uioneer characters from
the Northwest. She was born In
Mulenburg county, Kentucky, Novem
ber 23. 1815. when that state was
savaee frontier. She gradually em
igrated westward and during her ca
reer did probably what few others
have done, helped colonize three dif
ferent states. She emigrated to Ill
inois in 1824, was a pioneer to Mis
souri In 1844, and in 1864 crossed the
plains to Oregon, making her a pio
neer of three states, and a resident
of four while in their infancy. She
had been married three times, first to
F. Solomon, with not a single rela
tive and who died in 1840, to Josiah
Johnston in 1842, who died August 26
1897, and to Joseph Brouse October
17. 1901. She was the last of a fam
ily of fourteen children, and was not
present at the burial of father, moth
er, brother or sister. She was the
mother of fifteen children of whom
there were two pairs of twins. Five
imlnn Rtoeir varda but the scales are daughters and one son survive her,
closed at 5 o'clock in order that the namely: Mrs. Nancy vviison oi iteuo
day's transactions may be terminat
ed. At all of the eastern markets,
the scales are closed at an earlier
hour and it' is seldom that anything
arriving later than noon is offered
for sale on that same day. It is dis
tinctly to the advantage of the live
stock shipper to give his animals a
chance to rest and get a good feed
before they are offered for sale
There was an example of the wisdom
of this here this week. A shipper of
cattle who sold a part of his con
signment on the day of arrival, suf
fered a shrink of ten pounds per
head as compared with the weights
at which he bought in the country.
Cattle that were held over until the
next day showed a gain of fourteen
pounds over their country weights,
thus making a difference of twenty
four pounds for his day's holding lnj
the stock yards.
Nevada, Mrs. Wm. Burns of Luckia
mute, Mrs. S. B. Irvine of Indepen
dence, Mrs. H. Stumberg and Mrs. T.
House of Vancouver, Washington, and
George W. Solomon of Bushnell, Ill
inois.. All who knew Mrs. Brouse recog
nized her fine business ability. Even
at 'her advanced age she was able to
more than cope with many of the
shrewdest business men. Though al
most ninety-four years of age she was
as active as many women are at six.
ty or younger.
She had been ill for some time
-injeouad era3 tnsap pue etn 9 lnl
ly and without suffering and on her
features rested the calm of resigna
tion. The funeral will be held from the
residence today, her remains to be
interred In the Knights of Pythias
cemetery near Monmouth.
man that he might study the pedl
grees of the registered herds of the
country. He conducted the recent
sale of the Miller hred at Halsey
which at that time was one of the
most successful sales of blooded
stock. This sale, however, put all
others in the shade. At the Miller
ale""the highest price recordeu'was
$265. Comparison shows the Nelson
sale a stride forward in strengthening
the strain of blood in the better
herds of tho country. Tho scattering
ot this fine herd to all corners of the
state of Oregon means more for the
building up of the livestock blood
than anything that has happened in
the past. Still better, not a single
head of this valuable herd went out
of the state. N
The highest prices paid for stock
at the sale were for Emma's Perfec
tion, a two-year-old which was bought
by Emniett Staats of Airlie at $319
and Chief's Arrah Wanna, dropped
February 5, 1907, also purchased by
Mr. Staats at $310. ' Ardella B, a
four-year-old.brought $300 and Chief's
Wildrose, also four years old, brought
$257.50, the last named being a full
sister to Chief's Arrah Wanna.
Chief's Queen Ena, a yearling and
a full sister to wnurose auu Arrau
W'anua, was sold at $145 to Emmett
Staats. These heifers were all sired
by Upright's Chief, out of ClUet
Engineer and Upright Maiden, owned
by J. B. Stump of Monmouth and
sold to Ross H. Nelson. Chief's Lady
Etta was bought by Moss Walker of
the Independence Hotel at $225. Be
sides the list of registered cattle
there wree quite a number of full
bloods sold that were not registered
at the time of the sale. There was
one that was only seventeen days old
that was sold to E. M. Young at $70.
The bulls were bought mostly by
those who bought cows. These went
at prices lower than those paid for
the cows. One thing is evident, that
all who bought at this sale and who
are looking for a foundation, -a wor
thy substructure for a herd, have
made no mistake.
It may not be generally known but
it is a fact nevertheless, at least it
Is claimed by most stockmen of this
section of the valley, that Polk coun
ty has more registered stock than
any other county of the state. ,
Buyers from a distance who attend
ed the sale, were very much im
pressed with the country they saw
in Polk county and were agreed that
it is ideal for all purposes.
The lunch was well patronized as
well as Mr. Nelson's cider. As a re
sult of the sale he says there are
three empty cider barrels.
The following is a partial list of
the cattle and their purchasers at the
Oregon Beauty to B. W. Harris
of Corvallis at $50; Emma Jinks to
Frank Ellison of Hood River at $80;
ceniber Ilabe to Scott Campbell Of
Monmouthh at $202.50; Chief's Gray
Mabej to W. II. Murphy of Indepen
dence at $132.50; Creole Bess to J.
B. Stump of Monmouth at $182.50;
Blondy's Snowdrop to L L Swan of
Albany at $75; Chiefs Queen Ena
to Emmeit Staats of Airlie at $145;
Chief's Neola to C. L. Hawley of Mc
Coy at $85; Chiefs Luclle to R. B.
Chancy at $90; Wlldrose's Little
Maid to Walter J. Domes of McCoy
at $89; Luta Bell's Irene to Walter
J. Domes at $70; Chiefs Lady Sou
to Walter J. Domes at $72 50.
At last we are going to have a
game of foot ball for sure. The In
dependence high school boys have ar
ranged to meet the team from the
Corvallis high school nit Saturday
afternoon at Hill's ball park in this
city. The game will be called at 3
o'clock and everybody Is invited to
come out and help boost the boys to
victory. - '- - '
Mrs. Eaton was a Salem visitor
A meeting of the officers of the In
dependence Free Library Association
was held Wednesday night at which
time the following report was pre
pared for publication in the Indepen
dence Enterprise that the public may
know what transactions the associa
tion has made:
Receipts, General Fund.
Feb. 22, proceeds from dance, $ 36.70
Men. 8, lyeeuni entertainment, 8.40
Feb. 23, donation 20.00
Apr. 14, dramatic club (play), 42.75
Mch. 17, City' of Independence, 100.00
May 1, May bay dance .... 16.80
May 1, donations, 5.00
Sept. 25, fines and donations, 6.00
Disbursements, Genreal Fund.
Mch. 2, Williams Bros $ 2.00
Mch. 22, Chas. E. Hicks 2.2a
Mch. 22, Craven & Moore, .... 1.00
Mch. 22, Mrs. Owen, stamps, 2.00
ATnh 99! Phas R Hicks 60
Apr. 29, Mrs. Johnson 10.00
May 24, J. R. Collins, labor, 25.05
May 24, D. A. Hodge, lumber, U 13.25
May 24, 3. S. Bohannon,
May 24, R. M. Wade,
June 12, Williams Bros., .
June 14, Electric Light Co.,
Aug. 9, Electric Light Co.,
Aug. 18, Mr. Riggs, labor, .
Aug. 18, Bice & Calbreath,
Aug. 18, Wade & Co., ....
Aug. 18, Craven & Moore, .
Aug. 18, J. S. Bohannon, .
Aug. 18, J. S. Cooper, Ins.
Aug. 18, Library supplies, .
Oct. 7, Electric Light Co.,
Oct 19, desk, ....
Oct. 23, M. S. Goff
Oct. 23. Hanna Bros.,
Total .... 196-42
Bal. on hand general fund, ... 39.23
Cash subscriptions received, $234.4i
Paid out for books 122.41
Balance on hand 12-00
pree we have secured a number
of beautiful 16x20 inch pictures. We
are elvine one with each box of sta
tionery. Call and get one before they
are all gone. Craven & Moore. 22tf
Nine Out of Ten Credit
Customers Pay Their Bills
It Is to pay the losses of the tenia, that every customer has to py
mors for tb 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 til . liter now 1 the lime to
do your tradlna while the aKiejrtu.ent la all departments 1 com
plete. We carry everything for the whole family and our prl--
axe positively 15 to 20 per ter.t lower thau at "credit nloreg."
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 Kpl 'ndid valu.-s In Iniou Suits for Men, Wo
men and Chlldreu. They're becoming more popular every year.
Summer Shirts for Men
Are cut to fit. There are no skimped siis in the line- you'll
find the strictly correct fabrics in Summit Coat Shirts, Golf Shirts
and soft collar Negligees. Work Shirts oX every description in wool,
cotton and niUed goods.
Qt you buy now must be built of solid leather or they
OnOCS wont stand the rainy season. Every pair of our. shoes
is built to give satisfactory service.
Drygoods, Clolhing, Blank
2 pound full weight wool battg for comforts ouly $2.00. Cotton
batts all prices from 7c to 65c per roll.
Barnes' Cash Store
E. T. BARNES, PROPRIETOR, SALEM, OREGON
Dress Headquarters for
J fiost of tfte newest Styles
An endless array of handsome tailor-made garments for
Fall and Winter wear. Every correct style is here.
We now offer the greatest variety, the greatest 'values
and the strongest buying inducements ever known in
Salem. We absolutely give any tailor-made suit iri our
store at exactly ONE THIRD of our regular price. Ev
erything is marked in plain figures.
You'll always find that wearing a Henderson Corset
makes you better satisfied with yourself for several rea
sons: You know you are making a stylish appearance,
and feel that your health Is benefitted. You are not
afraid of a broken steel, and you know they won't rust.
We are sole agents in Salem for the Henderson Corsets.
Many special valuea that are not advertised will be
found in our store. If it comes from Frakes it's correct.
. B- van$
279 Commercial St., SALEM, OR.