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HEITNER, OliEGdN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 PER YEAR.
Are in and opened
up for inspection.
Come and take a look
Y FA H AT GONDOM
Attend The Booster Meet
in? To-Morrow Night and
Get in Line.
Our stock is
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SAN FRANCISCO. CAL
There will be a meeting of the
Booster Club at the council cham
bers tomorrow evening. The
main opject of this meeting is to
get the business interests of the
county lined up and arrange for
a good attendance of our citizens
at the Tri-County Fair which be
gins at Condon on the 15th.
We must be represented there,
and in large numbers. Ourcoun
to is to have a good exhibit and
it is up to us to show the neigh
bors to our left that we appreciate
what they are doing in their ef
forts to give publicity to the re
sources of our section.
Be on hand and encourage your
next door neighbor to attend this
meeting. The Boost Club can do
effective work when they try.
As evidence of this, it is only
necessary to refer to the action
taken at last meeting with refer
ence to better train service on
the branch. We now have the
promise of the railroad company
that there is to be no more delay
in getting trains up the branch;
there will be no more long stops
for throwing off way freight,
and when you leave the Junction
for points up the line you can ex
pect to come through on schedule
time, and other improvements
in the service are promised.
These are things that we have
wanted for a long time. A spec
ial passenger service will yet be
put on, and there can be other
improvements brought about.
Attend the meetings and be a
party to helping along these
ranv will nav mncVi ottonfinn tr I
the establishment of canneries,
fruit evaporators and other plants
to utilize farm products.
The Vale Enterprise has a good
idea of what a commercial club is
and has the following to say: "A
great many of our citizens are in
clined to overlook tue good that is
accomplished by the commercial
club. The people of Vale are not
alone in this, as it is the same,
practically, all over the country.
The commercial club shoulders all
the trouble and expense of adver
tising our community, and trusts
to the people to repay them.
They spend many nights in fig
uring on something to help the
town, and the people, who are to
reap the beneht, sleep peacefully.
They give a part of their time
ana oiren spena some expense
money, and the people do not
compensate them in any way.
The officers never stand back
from the work simply because
there is no payroll in connection
with their office. The small grow
ing town is the one that needs a
commercial club and a town never
amounts to shucks unless it has
bins O. Hendncson entertained the
members of the High school class on
luesday evening at the residence of
his uarpnts where hp enjoyable eve
ring was sDent, all partaking of a real
ol i-tashined chioken dinner. Follow
ing this the evening was spent in the
plaving of frames and merry makirg.
Before depaiting his class presented
Ellis with a pair of solid void cuff
buttons in honor of his )8tq birthday.
We recommend "Hil villa" to all lovers
of a strictly first class Black Tea
as being the equal of, if not the superior,
of any Black Tea on the market.
Sold exclusively by
PHELPS GROCERY CO.
Portland, Or., Oct. 1 (Spec
cial) Farmers of the Pacific
Northwest are to be envied this
year for prices are high and crops
abundant. In almost every sec
tion the producers are rolling in
Thomas Morgan, of Enterprise,
harvested $10,000 worth of grain
from one ranch in Union county
and he will grow enough on other
ranches near Enterprise to bring
his total crop up to 35,000 bushels.
A man in the Table Rock dis
trict of Jackson county raised
6,000 sacks of potatoes on 30
acres. 1 hese potatoes are now
worth, at the Medford depot,
$1.25 per sack, or $7,500 for the
crop from 30 acres.
A farmer in the Molalla dis
trict, Clackamas county, has sold
$800 worth of clover seed from
eight acres and has 27 tons of
clover hay, worth $270, from the
same land. .
A hop farmer in the Mission
Bottom country, near Salem, has
grown $40,000 worth of hops on
100 acres. The crop is already
sold at that figure.
Every neighborhood through
out the state can show similar
instances of farmers getting rich.
There are unlimited opportunities
for others. The farmers of Wash
ington, it is said, will receive $25,
000,000 more for their crops this
year than last, and it is probable
the increased value in this state
will not be much below that figure.
L. R. Alderman, State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, has
a project under way that ought
to prove helpful. He proposes to
make the school houses the social
centers of the various communi
ties of the state by giving exten
ded lecture courses during the
Winter months. These talks will
be by well informed speakers,
who will discuss subjects of com
Back From Kansas.
J. L. Yeager returned on Saturday
evening after ao absence six weeks
at the home of his Barents in Hum
bolt, Kansas. Mr. Yeager was called
East by the sorions illness of his
father, O. C. Yeager, who passed
away during his visit there at the
age or so yeais. Mr. Yeager states
uiai me teopiu or tnat section are
fairly prosperous this year having
good crops but he is
satisfied with ' Oreeon
could not be content to
live east of
The Albany Commercial Club
has adopted a resolution favoring
the setting aside by the Governor
of the second Saturday of Octo
ber as Fire Day, when accumula
ted rubbish will be burned and
thereby danger of accidental fires
BENEFITS LOCAL PEOPLE.
"Lexington people have discover
ed that A SINGLE DOSE of simple
buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as
compounded in Adler-i-ka, the Ger
man appendicitis remedy, relieves
gas on the stomach and constipation
AT ONCE. W. P. McMillan, Drug
gist, Lexington, Ore.
The Portland, Eugene & East
ern, the Southern Pacific's system
of electric lines, has definite plans
for bringing settlers to the Wil
lamette V7 alley. When the inter
urban roads are put into opera
tion, special efforts will be made
to bring thousands of Eastern
people to settle on the land, hop
ing in this way to divide up the
large farms and encourage more
intensive agriculture. The corn-
By Supt. NoUon.
A few days ago I visited the Black-
horse school, which is under the
direction of Miss Ida M. Seiler.
The pupils were making a good be
Rining on the work of the term.
This school is quite well equipped for
the work. There are a globe, dict
ionary, an encyclopedia, a set of maps,
some charts, a good blackboard, a
fine flaee, a new stove, a thermometer,
good window shades, new window
boards, an organ, and a nice lot of
library books. The water-closets are
well built aud are kept in first-class
condition. There is a good barn for
the horses of those who ride or drive.
There is an excellent wood-house
and a supply of good wood. A well
which furnishes splendid water is
located inisde the school-yard, and
is equipped with a gond pump. The
pupils have individual drinaing cups.
I noted some new pictures and
mottoes upon the walls.
The next school I visited is in Dis
trict No. 38. Here I found Miss
Vesta Cutsforth and nine pupil
making good use of the time. I
noted that some new maps and a new
organ had been purchased since my
former visit. The school is provided
with water-filter. There are
window-boards for the windows,
sood thermometer, and shads and
sash-curtains. This school has an
excellent library, and the books are
koet in a good book-case. The walls
are tastily decorated with the Amer
ican flag a framed picture of Wash
ington and a number of small pictures.
The out-buildings are well kept.
The Clark's Canyon school was next
in my line of march. Miss Ooal
Briggs is in charge of this school.
This school is quite small, but a
number of pupils will be added to
the roll as soon as the harvest work is
over. A filter is provided for the
water supply, and the pupils have
inlividual cups. The windows are
provided with excellent window
boards. There Is a fine flag, and the
walls are decorated with numerous
pictures. The out-buiidings are kept
in good condition.
Will Take Up Ranching.
D M. Ward has joined the "back
to the soil" movement and the past
week resigned his position with Miror
& Co. where he has been working for
some time, and has gone onto the Tei
McKimmey ranch on Heponer Flat.
Delljwill henceforth be a tiller of
the soil and expects to become one of
the big wheat producers of Morrow
county, and the G. T. hopes he man
fully realize bis expectations. Ray
Rogers has been advanced to Dell's
place in the gent's furnishing, depart
ment in the store and Edgar Ayerg
has taaen a place in the grocery de
partment with Minor & Co.
Gets Hand Hurt
Dave Brown of Blackhorse, is in
town this weet receiving treatment
for a badly injured hand. While
working about the thresher on Sat
urday he got bis hand caught between
a belt and a pully and came verv near
having that member removed entirely.
Ony his . presence of mind saved
the loss of the hand, and when it
caught he threw his body against the
belt with sufficient force to throw it
off andjextract his hand. The mem
ber was badly lacerated and skinned
ud and his thumb was broken and
Dave has retired from hard labor for
a few days until his injuries mend.
Dan Barlow had the misfortune of
having his separator burned on last
Sunday while at work on the Ball
place in the Gooseberry section. The
fire was caused from an explosion of
smut but was confined largely to the
machine and caused no material loss
of grain, there being but seven or
eight sacks that were at all damaged.
The machine was an old one aud
has paid for itself many times over
so Dan does not feel that he has been
seriously injured by its loss. An
other machine was gotten as soon as
possible and the crew is busy as usual.
Troubles never seem to come singly.
and Dan was lined double his share
the past week losing besides the
thresher, a valuable stallion worth
BIG TIMBER SALES.
Chief Forester Giaves is on his way
to Sen Francisco to make final ar
rangements under which a California
lumber company will purchase 830
million' feet of timber on the Sierra
National Forest. The timber has al
ready been awarded, after publio ad
vertisment, to the highest bidder,
but undar the terms of the advertise
ment the final signing of the contract
will not take place until the company
a i has been shown on the ground what
timber the Government reserve from
cutting in order to preserve good forest
conditions and provide for reproduc
tion. The company will be allowed its full
800 million feet, but naturally it will
not be allowed to cut clean. As a
rule the Forest Service reserves some
thing like one-third of the forest stand
in spolying forestry on Government
holdings. A marking board made up
of one man sent from Washington,
one from the District office in Sun
Francisco, and the local Forest Sup
ervisor will carefully mark a sample
area, to show how the restrictions on
cutting will be applied. Representa
tives of the oompauy will then go
over this area, after which Chief
Forester Graves and his assitants will,
u is expected, make final arrange
cisco, and the contract of salu will bat
"The Forest Service" said Mr..
Graves in speaking of this sale, "has.
received a number of inquiries wether
in selling so much timber to a single
purchaser the Government may not.
be opening the way to a monopolistic,
control of local lumber mnrkets.
Other correspondents are disturbed
lest the sale prove a bad bargain for
the Government through the rise it
valno of tha timber in the twenty-two
years during which the company will
"Such large and long-time sales-
of National Forest timber as that to
the California company are a new de
velopment in the Forest Service.
Great bodies of mature but inaccess
ible timber can be put on the market
only if sale contracts are let on terra
which will justify a very heavy initial
investment in transportation facilities.
In entering into such contracts, how
ever, special safeguards to protect the
public against monopoly and to prevent
an undue speculative profit to tha
purchaser are employed.
"The National Forests contain, in
all, the equivalent of nearly 600 billion
feet of timber now of merchantable
size, besides voung growth for futuret
harvest. Because of its remoteness
from market and the wild, mountain
ous country, with out transportation
facilities, in which most of it lies
only a small percentage can now b
sold on any terms. Most of it wouldk
cost more to get it out than it would
bring. The sale of less than one
fifth of one per cent of our total spply
to one company leaves plenty of room,
for competition by other companies-
The timber which has been sold to
the California company lies well back:
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains ano
pill require the construction of 70
miles of standard-gauge railroad to
open up the area. Since this road will
also open up other National forest..
timber and will be a common carrier
it creates another safeguard against
monopoly. The company is given
a cutting period of twenty-two years,
to remove the timber, besides au
additional two years for the manofact
facilities. The sale was publicly
advertised for six months in ordei to
give an opportunity for all who wished
to compete for the contract to rcaka
bids, as is dona in all large National
Forest sales. "No business organi
zation would undertake the heavy,
investments necessary in such cases
unless the handling of a large body
of timber aad a sufficient period ia
which to remove it under practicable
logging conditions are assured. Tha
great difficulty in making such long
term sales is to establish a price which
will be fair to both sides. No on
can fore-see future conditions well
enough to know what stumpage will
be worth ten, fifteen, or twenty years
Gonsoquenlly the teres of sale
provide fur the readjustment of stump
age prices every five years. Ibe
basis for fixing the prices will be ia
each case, the pri ces of manufactured
lumbar in the markets where the
timber is sold the preceding two years.
For several years the Forest Service
has been sellirg in the neighborhood
of a million dollars worth of National
Forest stumpage -per year, but this
combined with what is cut for freer
use is onlv about one-eight of what
might be cut without reducing tha
permanent stock of the Forsets. The
supply will be kept up through growth.
By making long-term lease it will be
possible greatly to increase the amount -available
for present needs of tha
timber consuming public, without en
dangering future supplies through
overcutting. It will always remain
true, however, that vastly the greater
part of our timber sales will be ta -small
purchasers, who are the favored
wheiever possible. Monopoly is im
possibe as long as the door is kept
ocen for sued purchasers. Out of
over 5,000 sales made in the fiscal
yrar 1911, about forty were for over
5 000 worth of timber to a single
The planting of a 250 acre wal
nut farm will be begun in Yam
hill County. The culture of wal
nuts has proved one of the most
profitable industries for the
farmers of Yamhill and company
proposes to go into it on a big
Eastern capital is seeking in
vestment in Oregon timber It is
stated on good authority that
over $22,000,000 has been invest
ed in Oregon timber bonds since
January 1. These bonds are now
said to in favor with Eastern in
vqptors and the ability to realize
on standing timber by the bond
ing method has proved of benefit.
ments with the company in San Fran-' to the Facific Northwest