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lie Magnificent Enterprise of R. S.
EARS, APPLES. CHERRIES, PRUNES.
Vhat Well Directed Energy, and Sys
tematic Work are Accomplishing.
I For manj years the one prominent
rotluct of the "Willamette farmer
i'as been wheat. Whatever else he
nieht venture on as a side issue, his
nain reliance has been the plump
uiceless berry that has glorified
)renn, and made her famous among
he nations for the finest wheat in
he world. Those who planted or
chards did so in a very small way,
lot hoping for or expecting a mark-
t beyond the confines of their own
ionic. True, in mo earner uuys 01
the gold excitmentin California, the
abulous prices paid lor tne lew Ure-
ou apples that could be obtained
tlmulated the industry 01 appio cui
ure for a few years; but as soon as
""allfornia began supplying her own
.vauts, the demand here fell off, and
the many old and almost worthless
lrcliards now seen arc the sequel of
But a new era is dawning; the
onditions of commerce and pop
ilation have changed, and there is
in Increasing demand for the match
less fruits that can bo raised here.
A mighty empire cast of us is being
rapidly populated; an empire that
cannot raise any kind of fruit worth
mentioning. Further east, fromChi-
ingoto Boston, there is an inex
haustible market awaiting our fresh,
.turned and dried fruits.
Among those who appreciate these
facts our fellow townsman, Mr. B.
S. Wallace, is foremost. Coming
here from Chicago in 1883, he nt
once comprehended the situation
and purchased what was known as
the Hosford place, situated in Polk
county, two and a half miles from
Salem. A pleasant ride of twenty
minutes carries the visitor to his
He has invested near 20,000 on
this place all told, and now has one
of the most promising properties we
know of. It comprises 288 acres, 150
of which is set out in trees under
the most thorough and careful culti
vation. During the short time he
hosownedit, he has done a wonderful
amount of work, completely trans
forming its appearance. One hun
dred acre, that were in heavy tim-
lior, have been cleared by grubbing
jud burning and is now in trees.
a large ana convenient summer
rtMdence, serving nlso as headquar
ters for the force at work, has been
built, the place selected being such
'hat i very part of tlio plantation can
lie overlooked from the verandah,
Milch extends entirely around the
house. The private apartments have
Remitted up with so much taste
tat it will be no hardship to spend
4e summer there. In truth us a
uniiner residence it is an enticing
pot. In every direction there are
lovely vistas opening to view; hill
"id dale, marsh and meadow, lake
id mountain, all combining to
afce up the charming scone. Con
wnlently arranged are outbuildings,
nis, stables, miartora for Iuiln. etc.
UmW fiiclosuro has been left for
ture, the remainder being all &et
P joung trees. Thousands of feot of
fr under druininc huvo boon
id. the mains six inches and later-
fe four inches in diameter.
The varieties of trees now out aro
"follows Eleven thousand Bart
Kiar. These will bo marketed
h green and canned. A fair aver-
yield of mature trees of this vurl
fr w ill be from six to eight bushels,
fe believe this a low average, whero
e have received the culture Mr.
ftlluee is trivtiitrlita
Oue thousand Winter Nells, our
u-ii hundred Beurre Clainreau.
"S .si... tuirlv lxMirinu iim.
rtiveness and beauty of
U Dear rnnilnr it a iimllfaliln
rket rt. Those were set out a
fug', aud aw new bearing; some
having us many ft forty young
We bollevc, however that those
trees that reach maturity will bo
long lived and healthy. It is
so superior a fruit that one can afford
to lose a few trees. For canning it
is next to tho peach itself and as a
dried plum it has no equal.
Eight hundred Petite d' Agen
prunes. This is the only rival the
Italian prune has in Oregon. It is
more hardy and more prolific, but
smnllor. It Is the gilt edged prune
All of these have been set out with
the greatest care, tho eye following
the rows of young trees with their
spring foliogc stretching away in
the distance like silken threads.
Not a tree misplaced, and so far as
our visit extended, not a dead tree.
Three teams are now busy cultivat
ing tho soil, which is as mellow and
moist and clear of weeds as heart
could desire. For evidence of what
thorough tillage will do for young
trees, one need go no further. A
force of eight men are employed.
Mr. Wallace has been enabled to
experiment with many ot the vari
ous machines made for cultivating
tho soil, and has, after due deliber
ation, made his selections. Others
will do well to study his methods
and results, profiting by his exper
ience. Every ono will find a wel-
Bead our notice to ndvertisors.
It. D. Patton is on the sick list.
Fresh strawberries at A. Strang &
program of Miss Jones'
come, who visits the place seeking
The niiiid becomes bewildered in
trying to estimate the enormous
quantity of fruit that must be
handled in a few years, on this
magnificent plantation. At fair
average yields and at prices that are
perfectly safe to count upou, there is
a fortune every year for its possessor.
A Truly (Jri'.it Invention.
We desire to call the attention of
our readers to a most excellent and
ingenious device, invented by Dr.
J. H. Vincent, president of
Chautauqua college. It is known as
Ing and Writing Desk," and must
be scon to be appreciated. It is a
simple, compact affair, just the
thing for each family where there
aro children to educate and amuse,
and' an indispensable help in every
primary school. Fred M. Campbell,
state superintendent of public in
struction of California, says of it.
"I am very sure that uuy family
that secures one of these inexpensive
articles through this word of mine,
will always be grateful to me for
calling attention to it." Mr.
Hoopengarner is now in Salem and
will call on our citizens, after which
he purposes making a canvass of the
county. Be ready when he comes
to givo him your order. Price $4.50.
Early this morning, as Mr. Wil
liam Pearson and wife, who reside
on their farm near Marion, were
coming to town, they met with an
accident that came near being seri
ous. Mr. Pearson had in his team
a young horse that was unaccus
tomed to the road. Near Mr. Cook's
place, they met another team, and
tho young horse becoming frighten
ed, suddenly lunged to the side of
the road, and forced one of the
wheels of the wagon over a stump,
throwing Mrs. Pearson out upon
tho hard road. She struck upon her
head and shoulders, and received a
number of painful bruises ; besides
her arm has been numb ever shjee
as though there was other more se
rious trouble. Tney came on to Sa
lem and a physician was consulted,
who thought Mrs. Poursons's inj ur
ic not very serious, but she certainly
had a very narrow escape.
. , .
You cannot afford to waste tlrno
in experimenting when your lungs
are in dange. Consumption always
seems at first only a cold. Do not
admit any dealer to Impose upon
you with some cheap imitation of
Dr. King's New Discovery for eon-
sumption, coughs and colds, but bo
sure you get the gonuine. Because
he can make mora profit he may
tell you he has something just ns
good, or just the same. Don't be
deceived, but hihlst upon getting Dr.
King's New Discovery, which is
guanteed to give relief in all throat,
Tang and chest affections. Trial
bottles free at II. W. Cox's drug
store. Large bottles $1.
thousand Royal Attn, the
v.irietv anions? cherries for
"tog ami shipping.
XH-i !i huiirim Mnltxenlterir an-
- TtiU is not so proline as somo
kr arietta, but is the finest and
m v,us;ht after of auy, for its
"r. flavor and keen! mrouali ties.
o thoumud Golden Drop plum
Uver Prune, The experience of
Wallace is that of almost every-
'" 1 1 ha set out this variety
lf . not hardy while young.
Invite the ladies to call and exam
ine thtir finely selected stock.
Ladies and children's shoes at bed-
vu.lr mlnnii Avilll tllM Iwt flU'l l'Ui
!.. T'ui c, v liv ! ! of i,r- Jeorge II
V J l J .. I llliwt U fUMF lll,rll F,. !.. ...! .. U
i a flue line of Men's and boys' boots j " "-y """1 '"" "" "' '
and shoes. In fact ex ery thing in ''T ' T """V"""
th- J., lln fm,n h hlfiuifs Shoe i -Mwi Sleklie-S of the past
Col. J. K. Kelly of Portland is in
Strawborries and cream at A.
Strong & Co's.
.Tno. A. Botan went to Portland
Thirty bread tickets for one dol
lar at A. Strong & Co's.
Miss Genie Bush went to Portland
on this morning's train.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 92 State street.
Mrs. E. M. Waiteis visiting rela
tives and friends in Portland.
Jay C. Smith has returned from
a business trip to New York City.
The side walk on the west sido of
Marlon square is in need of repair.
Mrs. Mary A. Fry, of Philadelphia,
is visiting her son, D. J. Fry, in this
Paul Frank and Theresia Wcidner
have been granted a marriage license.
Go to E. L. L. Johnson's for geu
uine bargains in fancy and staple
Lace, embroidery and ribbon, nt
Bridges & Bozorth's new store,
Geo. H. Burnett, administratorof
the estate of Moses Bambo, has filed
Ills final account.
The initial number of the Albany
daily Democrat is on our table. It is
a creditable paper.
Burb B. Brockway of Boseburg
was in the city this morning and
went to Portland this afternoon.
New sidewalks are being laid on
the east side of High street extend
ing north from Union to the mill
L. Abruuis, of Lincoln, is in tho
city and reports the price of wheat
advanced at Lincoln to G5 cents per
The regular meeting of the coun
cil occurs to-night, and the depot
matter will come up before them for
Beginning to-day, school hours at
the Willnmetttc University will be
from 8 80 a. m. to 12 noon, until the
clone of tho school year.
A daughter of Hon. D. T. Denny
of Seattlodiedin New York recent
ly. Miss Denny wasa cousinof Mr.
Louie Tarpley of this city.
Parasols, handkerchiefs, collars,
culls, hosiery, corsets, and under
wear at prices that will astonish the
natives at E. L. L. Johnson's.
Advertise in our weekly edition if
you really want to let the people of
Polk and Marion know you have
goods to sell, and that you invite
The trees around the old chair fac
tory, which it was thought were kill
ed by tho heat from the fire recently,
arc showing life again, all but two
having put forth leaves.
A number of tho frionds of Geo.
Eoffgavo him a surprise party and
birthday dinner in commemoration
of his 81st birthday, on April 29, at
his home In the Waldo Hills.
A lino line of gontlemon's straw
hats have been received at G. W.
Johnson's. Provide yourself with
shirts, collars, cuffs and underwear
from his finely selected stock.
Hon. T. T. Geer, of Silverton, was
in town yesterday, aud visited the
.lounNAJ. oiiico to talk over tliu po
litical situation. Mr. Geer is taking
n lively interest in tho camixiign,
and seems very hopeful of tho result
in this county.
"The county candidates in Polk
county will not make u canvass,"
said senator Allen of Lincoln, yes
terday, "but the republicans are go
ing to make an awful hot fight,
with excellent chances of success.
I think they will elect their ticket
without much trouble."
Owing to the impossibility of pro
curing a boat of sufficient capacity,
the ladies of the 1'resUy terian church
I have been obliged to abandon their
I proposed excursion to Oregon City,
but will give a tru lierry and ice
cream festival on Weduesday eve,
May 16th, to wiiich all are Invited.
George B. Chance, the eldest son
( 'hance of I'ort-
AX IMPORTANT MOVE.
Silver Falls City to lie an Educational
A. lomtxAi, reporter learned this
afternoon, too late to get full parti
culars In regaVd to tho matter, that
tho new town of Silver Falls City,
nUthe upper falls of Silvor Creek,
was soon to be given an cxcellont
uoom by the establishment of a
summer normal and art school
The Willamette University of this
city, is at tho head of the movement,
and they have been negotiating, for
some time with Col. Thos. C.
Smith, tho proprietor of Silver Falls
City, for the purchase of a block
and a half near the falls, and the
negotiations havo about reached the
closing point. It is understood that
the University lias long been con
sidering the establishment of a sum
mer school, on the plan adopted by
eastern colleges, at some point that,
would give to the students all tho
advantages of a favored summer
resort, and at the same time a good
place where they could prosecute
their studies during tho holidays,
especially with relation to normal
work, and the study of art and
Silver Falls City lias commended
itself, and rightly, to the president
of the Willamette University, Prof.
Van Scoy, as it would glvo to the
students all tho exhilarating in
fiuences of pure mountain air, and
grand scenery, together with the
quiet peaccfulness so necessary to
the student's hours of study. It is
likely, should the University con
clude to establish its school there, a
boarding hall and institute building,
costing about ?2000, will be erected
this summer, and other improve
ments would follow.
For Books, Stationery 4 Fancy Goods !
III Ul D
OS, STATE STBEET.
ASK TO BE SHOWN
CRAKE'S STATIONERY, PLAIN AND
GAL CAP, PLAIN AND NUMBERED
City Klectlon at Sllrerton.
The annual city election occured
nt Silvcrton yesterday, and it was
probably the most closely contested
election ever held In Oregon. There
were two tickets in the field, a "citi
zens ticket" and a "prohibition
ticket." Following is the vote cast:
Citizens ticket, for councilman, A.
Coolidge, 40 ; A. Wolf, 38 ; Geo. Sa
cra, 38; M. Fitzgerall, 30 ; Archie
Walford, 3S. Prohibition ticket, T.
W. Davenport, 8(1 ; Dr. Davis, 38 ;
Jno. Hicks,;3S ; J. C. Hayes, 37 ; E. L.
Smith, 27. Six received 88 votes
and over, and it is likely they will
have to draw straws to decide which
five shall hold the office. For re
corder, M. J. Adams, (citizens), 38 ;
Hansen, (prohi.) 8(i. For treasurer,
T. R. Hibbard (clt.) 37 ; Jas. Smith,
(pro.) 3(1. For marshal, Woodsides,
(pro.) 30 ; Theo. Slater, (cit.) 29.
A Sound U'.il Opinion.
E. Ruinbrldgc Munday Esq.,
county tttty.,Clny county, Tex., says:
"Have used Electric Bitters with
most happy results. My brother
also was vory low with malarial
fever and Jaundice, but was cured
by timely use of this medicine. Am
satisfied electric hitters saved his
Mr. D. T. Wilcoxson, of Horso
Cave, Ivy., adds a like testinioney,
saying: Ho positively believes ho
would have died, had it not been
for Electric Bitters.
This great remedy will ward off,
as well as euro all malarial diseases,
and for all kidnoy,llvornnd stomach
disorders stands unequaled. Price
50e. and $1. nt II. W. Cox's.
FANCY. ASHTON LE-
MATERIAL. ACME WRITING AND SCHOOL
TABLETS. FABER'S PENCILS AND PEN
HOLDERS. RUBBER BANDS AND
COMPASS PENCILS, ONLY TO BE SEEN TO BE AP
PRECIATED. McGILL'S STAPLE PRESSES
AND STAPLE BINDERS.
Tissue Paper of all Shades, and Materials
for Paper Flowers.
MABIE TODD'S DIAMOND POINTED GOLD PENS-ALL WAR
RANTED. WIRT'S FOUNTAIN PENS BEST IN THE
MARKET. CAMBRIDGE BIBLES, CHEAPER AND
BETTER THAN THE OXFORD. BROOKS
NORMAL TEACHER. PAGE ON
TEACHING. TRACY'S TEACH- "
ERS' RECORD. NORMAL
Roberts' Rules of Order.
SCRIBNER LOG BOOK. GILLCHRIST'S MANUEL FOR IN
FANTRY OFFICERS, (PRICE 1.00). UPTON'S TACTICS
AND REED'S REVISED EDITION, (50 CENTS.
For FVu.it Growers :
PEAR CULTURE FOR PROFIT, (1.00). DOWNING'S REVISED
NEW EDITION FRUITS AND FRUIT TREES OF AMER
ICA, ($o.00). INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUITS, ($3).
THOMAS' AMERICAN FRUIT CULTURIST,
PRICE 52. HOP CULTURE NEW
AND REVISED EDITION,
98, STATE ST.
Set Dickens, 15 Volumes, half Ilussia, Usual Trice $32.50, Our Price $20.00.
Scl Lvllon, 20 " Clolli, Gill (op, " " ,12.50, " 2,1.50.
Sel Tl'iackeray, II " Hair Morocco, " " 22.50, " 15,00.
SclWavcrly,'l2 " Half blue Call; " " 112.50, " 17.50.
Set K. P. lioc, 15 " Clolli, " " 22.50, " 18.00.
Scl Capl. M. Ilciil, 10 Vols. Clolli, " " 15.00, " 10.00.
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
Iiiirovment8 at the Aijluin.
Dr. Harry Lane, the superintend
ent of the Insnno asylum, informed
a Joi'knai, rustlorthatn great muny
improvemoutg are being mado at
that institution. Tho material is on
the ground for a now luimp and
boiler house, uhd work of construc
tion on it will lMgJn next week.
The material for the handsome or
namental fence to lie ootiHtructed In
front of the asylum grounds haa uluo
been delivered, and will be put uj) at
oiice The regular uiii.iunt
of garden U now being put in, and
all other farm work in being vigor,
misly prosecuted. No ap
pointment luu yet been nmde to till
the vacancy occasioned by the resig
nation of Wilkin.
118, State Street,
Kinis New Stock
Carpels, Shades, l'oi tiers,
Dross floods, Trimmings,
Clolliing anil Hals.
day culminating at tliat time in
puralyiihi of the brain. He waa,
Xblitt to Ach'trtUr.
We offer to our merchant and
buinei men generally, an opportu
nity during the next three weeku,
of reaching every oitiiten of Marlon
and Polk counties through thu me
dium of the Wjsrki.y Caimtai,
Jouk.nau We do not elalm tliat
every citizen in tlieue counties are
on our Bubtfcriptlon list, but we do
claim that we Intend to neud our
week.v V every resident, ulid that
to j fur our own benefit. Ho take ad-
Largest Slock ami Lowest
Trtr Yr KtvraM 0l. when taken wick, a Htudcnt at tilt
At 8. Farrar A Co'h., when-you will medical dejiartmeut of the Wlllani
Aud a well selected Ht(M-k of fnully , Hte univcr-itv preparatory to fit-
grocerit. Frwh vegetable every ting himself for tho medical profess-1 vantage of this rare opportunity and
oiuruiug. We deliver go.U prompt- iwu. He was the grandson of Mr. bring in your notices immediately,
ly. K. Bray of this city. No advance in advertising rates.
Cull and bo convinced.
.1. M. Rosenberg & Co.,
White : Corner.
The Standard Continuation Fence!
No. 290 Commercial St.
All Styles of Fencing Mule to Order
OK BHOKT NOTIO.
Rock Bottom Grocery,
T. BUCHANAN, Inoft,
Cor. Court nci WiRH tri,
In tliu WllUiiniittu Vnlloy Is tliu
DAILY AND WHRKLV.
in Haletu who wlaJilo nmvh out nr
cure Uw )M(Hlflefil oonnlrj' tflhl
sitoulil sdvsrtlss tu tlis
That an s4vrUsnusnt iu Um tlsihr i
,Uw torn peoiue; but Um wsakty ftUl
Meg tbe Farmers!
Korlsraa, apply to
CpJtaI Journal Publlthin Co.,
JAM. It. Hlli;P.KI. XlsHUVsr.