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All m-rtt Mil Ui noih not uomrt.
Uu (kv .'juw wUlb IumtukI ire. AU ovw
Hv Uue will be charwl ttv mu per hoe
kWxueiy obttumry rwwluutmt will b olmrgml
lor m Uie rW ui Ave nsuu per Una.
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oeuoe, Ontcm, a eoouO-oiaai waller.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1SU5.
maOONTlNUANCKS .Reiueintwr luM Ihe
pubiataenofUila paper wuel b uoUUed by
teller wlitt ulMortber wteba ul pap
etupped. All urrwunsiiM tuunl l paid.
ALWAYS U1VK TUK NAMK ot Ui poet
ufflc to wuleh your paper l nl. Your
HUM IU UUI IM fUUQti UB UUT book UUlM
tut la toa.
ALL LtuTl'EllU) tboald be VMreeeed to Ue
W kJSX SXDK, lutlvpeudeuo.
Y012SQ i YMAClUSMi ft
Tim Homing Orogou legUltUure will
probably bv brought bofont U wuue
cbugM lu our pnNwut j-um of vot
iug the Australian ballot, tuid among
other thlugs propowid will be to lutro
due ui automatic tuachluo. The
method of votiug la described a follow:
The voter euter a room aud utaudlug
before a et of keya'votoe for hi choice
of candidates each lu turn.
itvu autoiualio device, when oue
ke b preiwed dowu, It la locked tud
Muuot be uruwed dowu agtdu uulil
the volur titut loft the booth. At the
Ntuie Uuie, the keys oorreepoudlug to
the other candidate for the same omw
are locked aud cau uot be voted until
the tint ia released. When the voter
leaves the booth oue of the eleutlou
ollloer pull a airing, which rekmav
all the buttou aud the uiachlue W
rvady for the uext voter.
A will be aeeu, theproceea of vollug
1 a aiuiple a uuder preaeut methoda,
while the opportualliea for fraud are
reduced to a uiiuiuuiu. The voter may
Uaea uieuiorauduui to aaabt him lu
voting, but he cannot vote a ballot al
ready Dreuared' he cannot mark hU
ballot for aubaequeut ldeulitlcatlou,
nor cau he take out of the booth auy
record to ahow how he ha voted.
U cannot vote for any caudldate more
than once, and hie ballot caunot be
tampered with after be baa voted 1L
Absolute secrecy and accuracy are
ecured. Thua the voting machine
achieve the purpoae o( the Australian
ballot more eflectively than that
method can. But it baa another ad
vantage that recomiuenda It. A each
buttou u p routed down, It cuU a circu
larhole in a atrip of paper running
Uuderneath It, and aa the buttou la
released, the atrip of paper la advanced
a half-inch, aud in thus ready for the
next voter. At the same time au
automatic numbering machine at the
buck and covered from view la advauc-
V. fat iTUxi,Utt&
J ed one number. When the polla are
closed, the hack of the machine U
opened, and the vote for each candi
date appears oppoalte hla number.
The holes in the paper-tapes may be
counted to verify this vote.
The time occupied In voting would
be somewhat leas than with tne Aus
tralian ballot In one town in New
York, there were three ticket and a
total, of ninety candidate. Throe
machines were used and the total vote
cast was thirteen hundred aud flfty
nine, or about four hundred aud fifty
to each machine. The time occupied
by the Individual voters ranged from
five seconds to one and three quarter
minutes the longest interval being
considerably less, than that allowed
under the reformed ballot law for the
voter to mark his ballot. In another
town one machine was sufficient for
601 voters, but in this case there were
only forty-four candidates aud the work
of votiug would be simpler. In this
state one machine in each precinct
would be ample, and the result could
be announced within ten minutes
after the polls close. The work of col
lecting the returns at the city bull
and tabulating them would require
more time, but two hours ought to be
enouidi to ascertain the result as to
The advantages gained by the
machine are absolute secrecy, the
impossibility of tampering with the
voter's ballot, the rapidity with which
the result is known, the accuracy of this
result, aud the economy of the system.
The machine takes up far less room
than the booths of the Australian sys
tem, and the automatic counting ellui
Inates the expense of election officers
for two or three days while the result
is being ascertained under the present
The cost of each precinct is estimated
at from $75 to f 100. We are not reliubly
informed, but it is safe to estimate that
there are 1000 precincts In Oregon,
hence the adoption of this system at a
cost of $100,000 will probably not meet
with approval by the tax payers.
THOUSANDS ARE STARVING.
Everyday the newspapers have ac
counts of the destitution, privations,
and even in some cases of starvation in
the drouth-smitten -states of Kansas,
Nebraska. Oklahoma, etc, many of
which are extremely heart-rending.
There are relief corps forming in many
states to help these miserable people,
but still there is not near enough food,
clothif g, etc, being sent to tbem.
""T" t6 tiDae for ,U1, P80?'8 t or'
a committee and formulate some
J for their relief immediately,
'now there may be many of these
a will starve if such assist-
Dld give them is pot.
Id give th
t t? v.. pa total
r.. A two yar which ha
brauht thouaanda of famllle to th
teg of tarvaUon. 5c tax have
been oollecUd, ooiwequeully the eouo
ty board are uuabl to afTord relief.
The railroad carry article for the re
lief of these "sut!lrvr free of charge.
What they heed U clothing, food and
bedding. You can surely contribute
something for them.
To give our reader an Idea of their
terrible luflurlng, wa will copy a few
letter written to the ChrUHan Herald
from the destitute districts:
Mrs, M.K. Howard, Illsade, Neb.,
writes: "Borne famllle are needing
almost everylhlug, while others need
only clothing aud food to keep a lew
took alive, to be able to put In a crop
the coming season. Unless something
1 done people and Htock will not sur
vive the wluter. The greatest need Is
among the farming claw, aa nearly
every farmer ha deuled himself and
family to try to take at lest a team or a
cow or two through the wlittor."
Mr. W. T. DeLoug, Haye Centre,
Neb., write: "Men, woiueu and chit
dren are destitute of shoes aud cloth'
lug. Many are living on bread aud
water. These people are worthy, and
lu no way responsible for their con
Rev. a F. Attman, 8t. Francis, Kan
aas, writes: "I cau say truly that not
a bushel of any rlu was raised In this
(Cheyeune) county the last two years
and t he people In consequence are very
This Is a worthy object and our
cltiteus should take immediate means
for their help.
Of the school books used in our pub
lic schools, we learn that thirty per
cent of our money is spent for reader
twenty-five per cent for arith
metic, eighteen per cent for
geography, ten per cent for grammer,
six perceut for spellers, seven per ceut
for copy books and four per cent for
Did w but trlv to uiak tb btmt
Of inmblw that befall u,
Intlmd of mHUut them half way,
Tbvy would not so appal u,"
Kartb ban pell Air luokln bwiru
Wby nhould w mk to break 11.
IM ui (caller diiwom Itiilmd of (born,
tot llv U wbsl we make It."
The student's reuulon Tuesday even
ing after the holidays, in the Normal
chapel, found most all of the students
back ready to take up their school work
on Wednesday, 'the evening was
spent having a good time aud telling of
the good things they had at home. A
short program was rendered, which
consisted of the following; Quartet
Misses Howell and Cornell, Messrs.
Frost and Kin go. Oiienlng address
Prof. Balcomb. Recitation Mary
Collins. Holo Prof. Ginn, who
responded to an encore. Closlug re
marks Mrs. Angcllne Vatn.
Mrs. Cox, who left this place some
time ago to visit California, in boe of
regaining her health, but was told by
the doctors there, the climate would
do her no good, went to her former
home in Kansas, and nine days after
reaching that place, died. Bhe leaves
a husband and several small children
to mourn her loss.
Miss Fanny Ayers, of Ellensburg
Washington, formerly vocal teacher at
the Normal, was the guest of friends In
this city this week. Last Sunday
night she rendered a solo at the
Christian church in her usual pleasing
maimer. Miss Ayers was gladly re
ceived by her many friends in this
Prof. A. L. Briggs, of Kilverton. is
visiting his mother at this place. Mr.
Briggs has for sometime held the prin
cipal-ship of the public-school at that
place aud Is giving entire satisfaction.
Alias nadie Jiriggs entertained a
number of her friends at her mother's
residence on Friday evening last.
Tally pulling was the order of the
Mrs. Laura Ad kins entertaiued a few
of her friends ot ber residence on Tues
day evening. The evening was speut
In playing games and telling witch
Mrs. Matilda Cook, and daughters
Nannie and Cassle ate their New Year's
dinner with Mrs. Cook's son, W. 0.
Cook, of Independence.
The scorched wheat loft from the
warehouse has been put to good use by
some of our residents as feed for
chicken. ' "
A number of young people spent a
very pleasant evening at the residence
of William Durham Thursday.
Grandma Hbelton's funeral sermon
will be preached by Elder J. N, Bmlth
on Sunday morning next.
,,.?a,?'!',t0W R"d wifo'of I"lHe
Citv. WttHh.. arav lu t. nirKfra Tlrlylnu.'..
mother Mrs. Ebbert.
Miss Belle Hibbard, who has been
teaching in Clackamas county, returned
home last week.
mi. r,t.ut...i .1 ....
mo vuriHiiau cuurcn win begin a
revival service beginlng with hextSuu
Mrs. Martha Kibby has been quite
sick for a few days, but at present 4s
Miss Payne, of Salem, Is visiting her
orother, who is the clerk iu the Adkln's
R. E. Rlngo, of Gervais, a graduate
of '94, was vkl ting friends during the
holidays. , - - ,
A social dance was given at the resi
dence of J . B. V. Butler Tuesday night.
' Miss Alice Smith is spending her
vacation visiting friends in Salem, ,
Rev. Short held services in the
Baptist church Sunday morning.
i';. ' Dallas. .v. .?.'
Dallas Hook end Ladder Co. met
Monday evening last ' and completed
their organization and elected the
following officers: M.Hay ter, financial
secretary; C; E. Shaw, treasurer; A. V,
R. Snyder, foreman; F. J, Coad, first
aMistantforwuku; Geo. Howie, Janitor;
H. L. Feuton, C. O. Ooad, and H. B.
Cohi, truHltw. 1'retldtmt V. H. Grant
appointed R. L. Clmpmau, B. U. Grant
and 3. M. Hear, financial oonttulttw.
Thursday evening last, !ucenibr
27th, Jennings' Lodge No. W A. F. and
A. M. luatalkHl officers a follow! J.
P. Magruder, V. M.j 11. II. MeCallon,
8. W. W. II. Craven, treasurer; II. 0.
Campbell, ecretary; Wllaou Webb, 8.
D.; B. B. McDonald, J. I).; II. C.
Craven aud A. B. Mulr, stewards; A
W. Fowler, tyler.
The fireman' ball Monday evening
socially speaking wa a grand ums,
although the Are boys netted, but little
from the proceed. The hull wa taste
fully decorated, the tuuslo by Prof.
Toney'a orchestra, of McMlunvllle,
wa excellent, and the sumier iriveii at
Motel lloluiau. wa uevvr excelled lu
Oue night last week some iierson or
oemon weut to the siuok house of
Mr. . P. Gwlnn and took nlue ham,
even shoulder, two sides of meat
box of pear, and a box of apple. This
I a winiDle of the sleallua! that ha
been going the round In Ihdla. several
ramlliea miwttuir dlllVrwnt kind of
There were two watch meeting
held here last Monday evening, oue
being held at the Christian church and
the other at the residence of Mr. J. b
fcim it Im, for the MethodUt youug folk.
Mr. A. K. Moore returned to Dralu
last week, expecting to put on a drnnia
there, when he will return to Dallas
and probably play "Nevada or the
The Y. P. 8. C. K. county oouvpii
Hon held here last week, wa largely
attended aud much Interest manifested
W. Ileadly, and family, of Allwny
ha been visiting hi lnother Cl. for
the past week.
Carol I HUrr, little son of IUh, Htarr,
ha been very 111 of spinal trouble the
Johu Belt and family spent the
holidays with Kalern relative.
Quite a number of young people met
at the homeofWillNesiulthlast Moil
day evening and spent the evening I
playing game of different kind and
bid the old year adieu aud welcomed
the new oue lu. All report a very
Mr. Noltuer, editor of the Portland
DuyMttch, also W. W. Williams, were lu
our burg butt Tuesday.
Quite a number enjoyed a social
dance at the hall last Tuesday night
CIKVju McAarthur, of Portland, Is
visiting with relative at thl place.
Mrs. Washburn, of Hprlugfleld,
vlaltlug relatives lu thl vicinity.
Clifford Kuykendall started to school
at Moumouih Weduesday.
School opened agalu Monday.
We turned our Dutchman loose for
three days and he took the team aud
sled and gathered rubbish, scraii of
boards with nails lu, a dangerous thing
for a horse to step on, rails that were
not in use and rotting on the ground
were all piled up ready for use, when
wanted. All scraps were taken to the
wood pile The result was that we
have our summers wood and when I
went out on the place I got lost aud It
took two Dutchmen to convince me
that I lived there, the place looked
much better I did not know It,
great niaiiy farms would be the better
by having a Dutchman turned loose on
them. Look out we are going to turn
our Dutchman Uku on something else
uext week. In looking over our pot of
political knowledge this week we find
our national detit Is $02 per capita.
Our money Is about $23 or $24 w
capita, our custom aud reveuuos lis
declined one-fourth, and our expenses
are increasing at a suicidal rate, our
treasury below the reserve and so soon
after the sale of $108,000,000 bonds.
The most of all the values In our
country reduced until It will amount
to the billion murk. Nothing but
actual experience could have convinced
me of this. The United Htates once
the most glorious government and
country on the glole to be brought to
this. Verily we are governed by Pros,
Cleveland and a democratic administra
In Ohio the miller pays 44 cents pur
bushel for wheat and sells flour at $2.(15
per barrel, wholesule; 104 pounds ufl'al
at isj cents, and clears Zl cents per
bushel, a 60 per ceut profit. What is
the farmers profit on 81 cent wheat
that cost 40 cents a bushel to raise?
Now Is the time for furniers to dig
ditches and put In tiling. The surface
water Shows where the ditches are
needed aud gives the fall necessary and
the ground is easy to dig now, but
were is the mighty dollar to buy the
I he entertainment given at the
Elkln's school-house was u grand suc
cess. A lurge aud Intelligent audience
WttB delightfully entertained by a Jolly
. . .. 7
and dramatic class.
We hear of considerable sickness,
Several cases of typhoid aud scarlet
fever. Word come to us that typhoid
Is prevailing in Durke county, Ohio.
A. J. Harmon aud wife, went to
Buena Vista, for a weeks visit to their
daughterMrs. E Richardson,
The Burns mill Is gaining trade very
fast under the present management.
Thermometer kept near 40 degrees
above zero all day New Years 1895,
The plow run against so much wet
weather that It had to stop.
Two weeks more school at Elkln's
rt L . r,.. , . . ...
urumma. omiiu is getting very
There will be a dime social given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Scott
Friday evening. Everyone cordially
Invited to be present.
M. N. Prather and A. Anderson two
of Buena Vistas farmers were doing
business In yoijf town one day . lust
week. ' .(yV;'! ,.-: ,;: .; ; ;.,.
Miss NotU") Hall and brother Pearl
arrived home from Oregon City, last
ween, wnre they have been visiting.
There wm pleasant party given at
tlwbotiie of Mr. and Mrs,. A. Mc
Laughlin' Monosy evening.
Ml Ijotll Herbert returned from
Iter home lu Corvallls, Iter sister
sooompaiilng her back.
There will be prachlng at the Inde
pendent Evangelical church Sunday
evening at 7 o'clock,
Mlsa Maud Cole, who hat been
visitor of t-taletu for several week hit
Leter Wilcox, returned from bl
home near Albany, where he ha been
The Dramatic ' :- i taring for
drama to lie give , .. . ar future.
Fred Venes, of Independence, wa
visiting here last week.
Bud Hall, la visiting friend and
relation In Newport.
ll-lll. I.. I. !
Wm. Mct'urdy conteiiiplata a G
man in the near future, when he will
Introduce eome new feature, which
will tie up to date, If not ahead: Jerked
elephant and cold giraffe, will play
prominent part a side lunch.
Bradley, Boon A Co., our new hop
firm, I clearing away timber from the
edge of their Imp yard to prevent
hading of the vine.
L. Uelintck had a run away lat
week. HI colt, Willie, showed great
speed, which may Induce lum to take
to the track.
Wm. Fuqua gave a turkey dinner
New Year. The house wa filled with
friend and neighbor and a Jolly time
Frauk Brown banqueted Henry
Fllckeiiger and Bob DeArmoml aud
family New Year' day.
J. D. N ood once our schixil master
I again an applicant for the pltlou
There will be u driving of log on
the Lucklamute thl winter.
The warehouse i half full of wheat
sud uoue I selling.
Janice Huutlcy was among the
visitor last week.
Jr. Price's- Cream Making Powtfet
TIIK MLTEtTuiE IIOBHOB.
A Large Nutalu r of People Hunted to
lKath at a Chrhtnia Tree.
A uiwt horrible holmaust occurred
at Sliver Iake, Oregon, on Christmas
eve. Over forty people gave up their
live. While Haul Claua was making
merry, the two hundred wople who
had eaartubled lu the hall above Chrli
man Jtrothers' store, little dreamed of
the horrible fate tiiey were ou to
meet. The Iakevlew foumhur say
Someone attempted to leave the hall
by walking on the U-ncJies when hli
head struck a lurgf hanging lamp
causing the oil to run out, which lin
mediately caught tire. While trying
to take the lamp down aud out of the
room it wa knocked on the floor so
that the burning oil ran out aud no
one could touch It. From that time oil
the acrne was terrible to behold. Home
aid, 'Shut the door aud keep quiet,
It cau be put out,' while other scream
ed and yelled. In trying to escape
the people kicked the lamp to the door
where It lay motionless, aa It could not
be touched on a won nt of the Intense
heat, reopls were compelled to go
through the flame to reach the door
and frantically rushed to their doom
Many escaped through the front win
low and retched the ground by lad
dent, but the fire burned so swiftly tnst
many were burned to death twfore they
could reach that outlet from the room
There are aim) about forty jx-rwiiis who
were badly burned, trampled aud erl
ously injured by lumping from the
windows, some of whom are uot ex
peeled to live.
"The killed are: Mr. Johu Bulck
Freddie aud the baby, .Mrs. Otisley
LUlie and Bruce, J. J. Bulck ami
daughter, Mrs. Suclllug, Mrs. Howard
aud and two children, Wood Heuri
aud wife, Mrs. Coshow, Frank West
his wife and two chlldrcu, Ed Bowen
Miss McCaulay, T. J. Lambrlcs ami
child, Mm Ward, sr., Mrs. U. F. Ab
shier, F rankle Homing, Mrs. Payne,
Mrs. Nettie Williams aud child, W
Clay Marti u aud wife, Robert Small
Mrs. Ellu Ward and child, Frauk lUm
his mother and slatttr, itov Ward
child, Ira Hamilton and Mrs. Gus
Hch roc red and child.
"The iMmtoltlce and entire stock of
giKids of Clirlmiiau Brothers, which
were lu the hulldlim a two-story struct
Cere4 hy Vilng
Ward of Comfort to All who Suffer from
"Vnr voara 1 wna a. marfvr tn "i
Indigestion, and hud about given
up nil hope of ever finding relief, o
as the complaint only seemed to g
grow worse instead or newer.
unaer ordinary treatment. a o
last, I was induced to try Aycr's o
Sarsaparilla, and 1 hereby testify g
that after using only three hot- g
ties, I wascured. I can, therefore, o
confidently recommend this mod- o
Ic.inn to all slmilurlv afflicted."
PitANKLlN Bkck, Avoca, la.
"I am personally acquainted
with Mr. Beck and believe any J
statement ho may make to be o
true." w. j. maxwkll. Dnnr- o
gist and Pharmacist, Avoca, la.
"I have used Ayer's Sarsapa. o
rllla for general debility and, as 3
ablood.nurillRr, find it does ex. g
actlv as is claimed for it." S. J. o
Adams. Ezzell. Texas. , o
, . Admitted for Eihlbttion
AT THI WORLD'S
ure, were consumed with IU
"Atvcral of (he people who bait their
live lu the Are are related to many
of the noted and Intlueutlal famllle of
the stale. The terrible calamity ha
prostrated the whole county nl every
house la the village I turned Into a
hospital. Many have come to the be
reayed town from Lakevlew, 100 hi I Ice
away, aud one half the people of Palw-
leyaud Hummer Lake aHendlng the
Silver Lake tadug lu so Isohdeil a
portion of the state I the reaaon that
minute sr(lcularn cannot be given of
TIRED, WEIL KERVOUS,
Ccald Kot SI::?.
Prof. L. I), lidward. of Preirton,
Idaho, aya: "1 wo all run down,
weak, nervous and Irritable through
overwork. suffered from bruin fa
tigue, mental depression, etc.. 1 bo
came ao weak and nervous that I
could not sleep, 1 would trlso tired,
discouraged gad blue. 1 began taking
Dr. Miles' Nervine
and now everything Is changed. I
sleep soundly, I foci bright, active
and ambitious. I can do more In one
day now than I used to do in a week.
For thl great good I give Dr. Miles'
RcetoruUve Ncrvlno Ihosole credit.
Nrln H il4 o a nnwtl
t iikreeUH, lliki Uta Sf' IkHU. lil UrnellL
ureeUH, itiai ihs flh1 builli,
UilruHKliibiMillllatll.tbnUlne tor It. or
It Will lM
Ij Uq Ur. U
UiIm Medical Co., Klkaart, lo4.
nU uremlil. on rw'eini uf urii-a
What you can find
at the .
W KITING TABLETS
Bcstol all is the
This space is RESERVED t
NEW LIVERY STABLE.
C. a OROVES, Proprietor,
Second street, bet. C and Monmouth.
While You Are
Remember that PATTEhSOH
Have a fine stock of
Pioneer Drug Store,
Alexander-Cooper Drug Co,
We arc right after
and Smile while we
about sixty Ladies
See thene prices and Come 'Running'
. 1 for they will not last long.
MEN'S Long Rubber Boots - - $3.75.
MEN'S Short, I :.,., ... oro
HILDREN'S A 1 School Shoes 1,00.
Clothing and Dress Goods,
. (Any way to asuist you for CASH.)
J2r Short lime hi
I could tet relief
from most horrl-
hla MnaA dlaeaa. I
hal anant hlinHnatl
of dollars TRYING various rtmedle
and physicians, none of whlth did mt
any good. My finger nails came off,
and my hair cime out, leaving m
perfectly bald. I then went to
Hoping to be cured by this celebrated H
treatment, but very soon pecamt
disgusted, and decided to TRY
I ne eneci was
truly wonderful. I
commenced to re
cover after taking
the first bottle, and by the time I had
ws twelve Instlet I entirely tan
curt by 6. S, S. wh the worM-ramnrM
Hut fiprlnte he4 (ilM.
WAt 1 IOOMIS, 5hmort. U
Oar eooS a lh niaw M WeTrnlawl
awIM IrM la aa eiilrm.
wirr spacino oo.. Auaai,a.
An Interesting meeting I to be held at
Oak drove m January 12, vm.
llegionlng at 10 a. to. the Oak Orove
school will give an intereetlog program
linniedlatcly following which Free,
Camplwll, of the O. 8. N. K. will
deliver a lecture. Thla will be the
leading femurs of the day. Mr.
Cainpiell will stwak on the advance
ment of (lie public school. A basket
dinner will be arranged at the grange
hail, where Immediately after dinner
the grange will hold a public Installa
tion of o ftlcer.
Make an early decUlon to be present
and do not forget your basket. All are
MarahaPs Notice of Hale.
To whom It may concern: Notice Is
hereby given that I have taken up and
Impounded while running at large
within the limit of the city of Inde
pendence: One yellowish gray horse
bIxu i ft-yeara-olii, and 1 yellowish gray
mare atut J-yeara-old.
The owner la hereby notified that
iiiiIcm the same are taken away and all
coat and exiM'tike paid within ten
day from date, they wlti be sold
nu'illc auction on Saturday, Jan. 6tb
at 2 o'clock n. ui . to the hlirheat bid'
dcr for caah in baud.
Independence, Or., Dee. W, 1894.
A. J. TUI'PKK,
Heavy Cotton HOSE
line of SHOES.
. We have
we are goihg to Hull
CfflTHi this tm
Aa it will next wepk tell
You will fid veritable