MARRIED- lira. A. U. Ad kins is at Eugene visit ing relative. "Hard time" prices Id tablets at Hawley's. The dw anil elegant boxes for the postofflce arrived Wednesday. Choose rather to puniefi your appe tites than to be punished by them. The party bleb went to ML Hood from tbis city returned Ut Friday. Rome Cbiuese coins are of but one twentieth of tlie value of an American cent. There is the finest regulator In this part of the valley at oar new jewelry store. Eight counties In Missouri are ' named in honor of presidents of the United States. Tablets and school supplies at the Normal Book Store. v Mr. JT. A. Wolf, of Perry dale, and family will move to our city for school advantages. M ias Edit b Casavant, of MilWrsville, Penn, one of tbe Normal teachers, ar rived In the city Wednesday. Mr. Bobt Foulks, of Portland, was In toe city Tuesday, and called on sev eral of tits friends. Mr. Clauds Warren and family, of Lincoln county, are visiting relatives In town tbis week School books at Haw ley's, tbs Kor . mal Book store. Prayer meet! or at the Christian church meets at 730 p. ox. Wednesday evening hereafter. George Adkins and A. A. Bentley left last week for a boat at Belli nap prior' Our rity is becoming lively again, and quite a number of strangers are seen on our streets every day. The Sunday school at the Christian church bad a rather small attendance last Bun day on account of tbe stormy weather. J . - . MlssRIHa McCulloch, of Perrydale, graduate of tba Normal class of '93, will teach in Eastern Oregon during the winter. Henderson Murphy was so unfortu nate as to have about 130 acres of wheat in tbe shock during tbe recent rain. ' ' i. I. Biggin and family have moved to the room shove tbe postofflce and will make that their borne in the future. " - !.;..- t: Tbe Perrydale Patriot want to know "bow we found out that 4.000,000 pins are need in tbe Culted States daily." By reading reliable newspapers. : Dr. J. Harry Gay will again be in Independence for four days at tbe Lit tle Palace hotel. All eye examined free. Come and bring the children. Tbe Odd Fellows' picnic which was to have taken place here last Satur day did not materialise on account of the Inclemency of the weather, and will probably take place some time txt May. - ' .f Dr. and Mrs. Harris, and T. JT, Craig and wife, of Eugene, and Miss Bicie 6 be I ton, of Halero, attended tbe CVod-felter-Cattron wedding In this city Tuesday. I B. Frazer has purchased the inter est of Mr. Ground la the hardware bus iness, and tbe firm win be hereafter Frazer A Son, Root. Percival and wife, of Albany, are visiting Mr. Percival's parents, Mr. Win. Percival and wife, this week, and also with relatives at Independence. Miss Hattie Mulkey, who graduated at tbe Htate Normal here last spring, will be at the helm of the RickreaU public school tbis coming school year. The poKtoffice was moved to tbe cor ner of Main and Knox streets last Mon--day evening where a room had been Axed up In first-darn shape for It. Miss Emma Coleman, who attended tbe Normal at Monmouth during tbe summer, returned to Ashland 'ast week. She thinks of attending the normal school next winter. Ashland Tidings. On the receipt of a telegram the first of the week that his mother, who baa, been living in Eastern Oregon was very ill and was . on her way to this eity, Mr H. 8. Port wood went to Port land to meet her and they retained Tuesday, accompanied by his sister. , About thirty students have already arrived and are taking tbe examina tions preparatory to entering the jun ior and senior classes next Tuesday; , but as the students are not required to take these examinations no estimate on the sire of these classes can be made from tbe foregoing. We understand the number attending the examina tions this year is considerable awn than at the mom time last year. ' FOULKo-UKOUKI). - At tbe resi dence of tbe brides parents. Mr. and Mrs. Xi. Ground, iu tbis city. Miss Nettie Ground, of Uoumoutb, to Mr. ' David Foulks, amiataut foreman of the Oregon um at Portland, on Mon day evening, Sept. 12, at S p. m.; Rev. J. N. Smith, officiating. ' Tbe bride is one of Monmouth's most estimable young ladies and will be inisned iu our social circle. Tbe groom Is one of tbe representative youug men of Portland. At tbe cere mony Miss Lottie Ground acted as brides maid and Mr. Grant Phsgley, of Portland, waa grooms nian. After the ceremony tbe newly married couple and the guests gathered 'round tbe many guod things which bad been pre pared and were heartily enjoyed by all. The band boys went around at a late hour and rendered a few beautiful selections when tbey too bad a sample of some of tbe good things. The young couple departed for Portland Tuesday where tbey will at once begin house keeping. Ou Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. David Foulks were tendered a reception at the residence of Mr. Rob ert Foulas and wife in Portland. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. -HTOTICK IM HEKKBY GIVE! THAT THE pruiftolp brvUrfor citaUBf tMstwe (aftmad a fr'raaer turn dtaooived by mu tual OMHcnt. sad SAal ail Bout and aeermnia doe aaid firat are pay bi9 to L. H. Kracer a aon. - ' . 1 OaofSiu,j U B. raazaa. MootBoalb, Or, Sept. U.WSX 4t In the other days, not so very long ago either, when part of life in the far west waa shooting Indians, a young settler went oat there from the east with 15-shot repeating rifle that he was very expert in han dling. The old chaps, who still car ried muzxle loading smooth borea, had their doubts about the new tan gled gun. and they also had more or lees fun with the youngster and were always telling him he'd have no tise for a thing like that when they got in a fight with the Indiana some day. A week later their stockade was attacked by 50 bostiles, and the new man with the new gun was not found wanting.' By one lucky shot the tenderfoot sent a ballet clean through two Indians and dropped them both. He gave a yell of triumph and expected tbe men with ott would join, but they didn't. "Here, young feller." said an old hunter, tapping him on the shoulder with his ramrod, "don't tret extrav agant like that any more. I want to shoot a few of them redskins myself when I get this gnn loaded, if yon aoni tear. r However, it was not long after that untO the smoothbores were set out side for better arms. Detroit Free Press. I hare seen some fanny mistakes at Hg banquets, such as eating jelly and ice podding with a' knife and fork, and even pouring sherry into the soap finder the impression that it was the sauce. ; , These blunders are made by the most ignorant people, who, strange to say, have the utmost confidence in themselves, and very seldom think of waiting to see how the various cum sua are negotiated. As an ex ample of this I will relate an instance of a guest at tbe licensed victuallers' annual dinner. This man was a fair type of an upstart He took his son p as long as he could with a spoon, but finally resorted to the simple expe dient of drinking it from the plate, which he carefully conveyed to his hp- - The fish he ate with his fingers, as being more convenient for extracting bones, and he put up for being a great judge of wine, a boast which received, a cool reception from his neighbors when they saw him squeeze an orange into his grand old port, presumably to give it a flavor. London Tit-Bits. The men of Portugal are as fond ot show as are the women. Their fin gers are nearly always loaded with rings, and about their bodies, which are often as round as the bowls of their tobacco pipes, hang rhaina as thick as ropes, from which are sus pended bunches of trinkets. The Portuguese dandy is very fond of anything that will attract public attention to his much esteemed per son. Above bis snowy vest he wear a cravat of gleaming colors, while in his buttonhole is stuck a full blows rose of inordinate size. I think I am pretty safe in saying that most ol the promenaders I have seen strut ting about in the chief thoroughfare! on Sunday - with a riding whip it their hands and handsome spurs ot their heels have never set foot in the stirrup. -The spur is to them a sigi of nobility which they arrogate tc themselves s'ftioot the privileges ol the old obivairr.-CUrper's Weekly WEST SIDE is the Great facilj KetTSjUfer of Polk County. and only S2.00 per year ! It contains all the Lccal and general, lbs. An interesting Continued Story is a permanent feature. Always get your J8B IV done at the WEST SIDE office. at living rates. IHDEPENDEKCE, OREGOM. l1 mm . DEALERS 15 HARDWARE - TINWARE i Queenswaie-C' Agricultural : Machinery T7"e2xlcles LUBRICATING OILS, ETC Monmouth' J. H.MORAN THE GENERAL REAL-ESTATE AGENT MONMOUTH Good Grain and Stock Farms, and Choice Fruit Lands. Town Property of i . .iiwra. sv ihjw who nave How many E'a in the first Ave chapters of the Gospel of St. Mark t -; COUNT THZM A1TP SEK. $5000 for first Correct answer. tSOOO for nearest Correct answer. S2COO for next nearest correct answer. 920 each to lOO next nearest correct. a l Ann . . l ao eacn xo zw next nearest correct. I -i" -- - "mir narnr tiwfcm fiiij itiij in imtiu itri tij im Ts.wtll i-r. .T 1 1. IHA m th. rmr-twimy r' -n fc. pu-.i Wrrr MIST All pif!-wpVSUaflttO,uiHKIrivlaill-m S 'II I ij lul iiIiiIiim hmmm Im tinihwm ir voc ca3( cocsfT, roo max war a roKrntz. is it worth trying r , Among Live Business Men. L. D. Jones, the barber, is always ready to serve "the next." Otbo Will isms, tne Dallas tailor, is an expert cutter, and insures his work to be first-elaos. ;. When yoa want to settle down to live, buy a lot or buy a farm, through J. H. Moran, the dealer. C C, Lewis has the reputation of doing good work, and his rh olographs give satisfaction. ;j J. ,, Chas. X. Woods, the shoemaker. will tell you a little secret about shoes if you wiU ask him. j: - " i 3 . The Polk Co. Bank is ably presided ever by J. H. Hawley president, and Ira C. Powell as cashier. r Dr. J. M. Crowley has bis office at his residence on Main street neat Col lege. . - ; ... i- -i : , Dr. D. H. Doty, the dentist, resides in Monmouth, and is a permanent fix ture. Call at his office when In need of work. '; Ground A I-rarer, the hard sTare men. are also dealers in agricultural ma chinery, and have their warehouse full of farming implements. . Dm Co Thm RjUmC The Union Pacific now lead with re duced rates to eastern points, and their through car arrangements, magnifi cently equipped Pullman and Tourist sleepers, free reclining chair car and fast time, makes it the best lino trav el. Two trains leave from Portland dai ly at 8:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. The rates are now within reach of all, and every body should take advantage of them to visit tbe World's Fair and their friends iu tbe east. Send for rates and seedu les of trains, and do not purchase tick ets until after consulting M. O. Potter Independence, or W. H. Hurlburt, Ass't Gen'l Pass. Agent, TJ. P. Portland Oregon. Purely ont of curiosity, we have count ed the illustrations, some of them fall page, In the current Issue of Thi Cos mopolitan; says the Methodist Becord- of Lsndon Kn gland. They numbed 129: but if there were none1 the literary character of the magazine would amply juftify its immense circulation. Some ot tne oest Known names iu American literature appear in the list each month. besides English writers of such names, for example, as Sir Edwin Arnold from every point or view, we regara tne magaaine as unique . You can get the Cosmopolitan and the WBBT tuns tor as a year. & son, - Oregon. OKEGOX. property lor sale, please call. YOTT HAY GET S50Q0. FOB TELLLTG, will be paid, to subscribers I to the Household Circle t ! ! RltaWM.!.!. C. C. LEWIS, ; THE ; ' - Photographer. Views of all kinds made to order ; Monmouth Avenue. MOSMOTJTH, - OEEGOX. MALARIA, MAKES AN -S APPETITE UNIVERSITY : OF : OREGON. , - EUQENK. Opeit Monday, Bkptembeb 18th. Just elnnm) tf rnntt nMcmMmi. - ....... v''.. TUiJ JCH f it. tlt trT Willi n. n . n .... . .J - Thorough instruction. Business course added. Tuition free. Entrance fee, $10. Board and lodging at reason abl rates in the elegant new dormitory and ooaroing nau on tne campus, where students will receive personal super vision. John W.Johssos, : 7-14-2m President. Of Interest te Sportsmen. Mr. W. H. Hurlburt. A. O. T a TJnion Pacific system, Portland, Ore gon, has just received a supply of books eauea "uun Club Rules and Revised Game Laws." This publication con tain a digest of the laws relating to game in the Western states and territo ries. Mr. Hurlburt will be glad to mail you one of these books upon re ceipt of two stamps to cover postage. W. H. Hurlburt, A. G. p. a, -Portland, Oregon vRouses A Torpid 4 SMS!