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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1W1
Congress eat all day Sunday
adopting legislation for c!oiug-Ah
St Louis exposition n Sundays.
Consistency is a jewel chiefly valu
able from its rarity.
Fresideut McKinley made some
ignificant remarks about "any
new estate" that might become ovtrs
and the country is waiting anxious
ly to find out just what particular
piece of real estate it is about to
fall heir to.
Cuba is wondering now whether
congress means its recent declara
tion in regard to the island any
more than it ineant its declaration
of three yeara ago on the same
When Mao was being inaugu
rated, William J. wa wriUng
editorials pointing out that the pre
sent alleged prosperity was alto-
tether fictitious and could not
There is some prim humor in the
recent rejection of the appropria
tion for the Charleston expositon
by congress. Senator Tillman was
promised this, if he would lot the
army bill become a law. lie did
so and then congress refused to pay
the vrice and Tillman cannot
complain without admitting that
he practically sold his vote.
Hiw brief is fame! Mrs. Nation
now cets no more notice in the
daily papers than even Mr. Bryan.
The next thing Kansas is likely
to do is to invite Carrie to run
saloon for a day and then tell the
world all about it.
ft ft -A
fire in a Wisconsin town des
troyed the whole of it except one
saloon. Possibly there is a moral
in this, but we are unable to find
If the city council of Dallas
adopts the new ordinance as printed
in the Observer, Dan Stoufferand a
few other Dallasites will have to
sell or give away their fine horses
for they won't be allowed to drive
them about town at a speed much
faBter than a walk. Independence
people who drive over to the county
speed limit '
The young man from Newberg
college who won the oratorical con
test at Corvallis recently is charged
with having appropriated his ad
dress from a book almost en tiro. If
that is true he is unworthy of any
honors or of being recognized here
after in similar contests.
ft ft ft
Secretary Gage has issued orders
that special privileges shall no
longer be allowed to particular
passengers who may enter the
United States. The latest case of
special privilege, which admitted
free of duty the $5,000 Paris trous
eau of a young lady who had a few
dollars worth of clothes destroyed
at Pekin was the straw that broke
the camel's back.
Congress stayed open on Sunday
last by the legislative fiction that
it waB still the session of Saturday
that was going on. Suppose St.
Louis does the same thing.
The unanimity with which each
locality talks of the jobs in the
,. river and harbor bill for the bonefit
of other localities is really touch
ing. ft ft ft
It has been stated that the $3C0
exemption heretofore allowed to
householders on the value of their
personal property wiU not be al
lowed under the new assessment
law. This is an error, however.
The new law contains a provision
that no reduction of assesnment
shall be allowed on account of in
debtedness, but the old law as to
the $300 exemption is not affected
by this provision. There has not
been for many years an allowance
for indebtedness, so the law in this
respect is not changed.
Senator Mason of Illinois is sub
scribing to all the papers in his
state, Bending each a nice little let
ter saying that he just can't get
along without it. N. B. Mason
comes up for reelection before long,
ft ft ft
Another expedition has sailed
for the north pole. The pole seems
to be like a woman's skirt pocket.
Everybody knows where it is, but
nobody can reach it.
Roosevelt has made a career for
himself no matter how compara
tively unimportant an office he has
chanced to hold. Those who think
that he will change Dow that he
occupies the supernumerary post of
vice-president have something still
to learn about the character of the
Sew Roatl laws.
A new law enacted at the recent
session of the legislature and which
it already in full force and effect
provides for the collection of road
taxes. The' law require county
courts to levy a road tax of not
tuoro than 10 milla on the dollar,
based on the previoui year's 'assess
ment. The fund thus created Is to
be expended under the direction of
a county road master who has sup
ervision of tho road supervisors,
Upon tho petition of 12 freeholders
of any road district, approved by
the load muster for tho improve
ment of any road, the county court
shall consider the petition, and, if
approved, shall call for sealed bids
for tho performance of tho .work
aud furnishing of tho material
needed, and let the' contract to the
best bidder, provided, however,
tnat the court may reject any and
all bids. The court w also authO'
med to purchase rock crushers out
of the road fund. The tax provided
for in this act is in lieu of taxes
heretofore made collectible under
Another new law which goes into
effect at once requires tho collection
of a road poll tax of $3 from every
male inhabitant between tho ages
of 21 and 50 years. Tho county
court may require tho payment of
the tax in cash and suit may be
instituted in justice's court to col
lect it, and wages of any delinquent
levied upon to satisfy any judg
The city council, by unanimous
vote has decreed its intention of
calling in the warrants now out
standing that draw 6 per cent inter
est and issuing in lieu thereof
bonds at 4 per cent.
In order to give our people an
opportunity of investing their sav
ings in these securities the council
will issue the bonds in sums of $50
With the amount of kilo money
said to be in this neighborhood
there seems to be no reason why
Mayor Stockton's efforts to reduce
the expenses of the city will not
The plan to be pursued will be
patterned after the popular loan
made by Salem The Mayor has
been assured that subscriptions
for there bonds will be large and
prompt. Preference will be given
our own people first so that the
money paid out in interest charges
will be kept at homo.
If our own people don't want
these bonds there is no question
but that Salem people will step in
and take them.
Mayor Stockton is in receipt of
letters from Salem parties urging
him to get tho bonds placed at
home, as Oregon already sends
more money as tribute to eastern
capital than any other western
state. One writer states that if
the bonds are not placed here,
Salem people would take them
up mighty quick.
Another writer says: "There is
so much to be said in behalf of a
local loan that it is hard for a
business man to understand why
objection should bo made to it;
if made, theso objections como
from interested warrant buyers,
bankers, brokers, who dislike to
see their speculations abridged.
The committee charged with the
duty of preparing the bonds and
given full power in the premises
consists of Mayor Stockton, Re
corder Linos, Councilman Mills,
Kirkland and Sperling. That the
committee will faithfully discharge
its duty in the matter is a foregone
Musing front Monmouth.
The Normal basket bull team suffered
defeat at the hands of the Chornawa
boys, However, it bo ems that there woo
an element o( unfairness in the game
even to the point of stubbornness on the
part of the vistors.
Mr. Root, of the Keystone View Co.,
succeeded in making agents of a number
of our students last week
Harry Btricklin, on account of sick
ness, wan forced to leave for his home
in Eastern Oregon last Monday.
Prof. B. F. Mulkey, in his very Inter
esting manner, presented in two chapel
talks last week a synopsis of the life of
Col. E. D. Buker. The discourse was in
structive as well as interesting.
The Southern Pacific pay train came
up last Saturday, the paymaster trans
ferred to the Independence line by the
motor and payments were then made
from the t-cgular train.
N. L. Butler delivered the chapel ad
dress Monday morning.
The Normal students in general teem
to sympathize with rather than dishonor
Mr. Minchin's efforts and victory in the
oratorical contest, , !"
Olin Bcrafford, on account of the ill
ness of his father, will be absent from
school for the remainder of the school
Measles seem to be quite prevalent.
Miss Olive Harris has just returned to
school after quite a serious attack.
Miss Lora Stump was a college visitor
The Farmers Institute met on Monday
and Tuesday and was addressed by rep
resentatives of the O. A. 0. .
From the somewhat malicious pranks
played by the town boys a little closer
attention at home at night by the par
ents would be a recommendation not
Washington, D. C.Mar. 11, 1001
After deciding not to take up the
question of a chango in the rules or
of reorganising the committees, the
senate made short work of the extra
session called to act on the . presi
dent's nominations, and adjourned
Saturday afternoon. It would
really have been the saving of time
in the end tor the senate to have
remained in session long enough to
have rettled both of those questions
but there are such wide differences
of opinion about changing the rules
so as to limit debate that Its settle
ment would have required more
time than the senators were die
posed to devote to it this spring
and tho Influential senators had
reasons of their own, some of them
connected with patronage, against
any reorganisation of the commit
tecs before the regular session.
. In ollicial circles, a very hopeful
view is taken of tho Cuban situa
tion. notwithstanding sensational
press dispatches from Havana, and
the opinion is expressed that the
Cubans will, after talking awhile
accept the conditions laid down by
congress for tho removal of A men
can control. It is very positively
denied that any increaso of our
military force is or has boen'oon
templated by tho administration.
The president is not discouraged
Itecause of the apathy of tho senate
on the reciprocity question, shown
by the failure of tho whole bune
oi reciprocity treaties for lack of
action by tho senate. By his direc
tion, Secretary Hay has arranged
with tho French ambassador to ex
tend the time within which the re
ciprocity treaty with Franco may
he ratified until Sept. 2i, 1002
hot ter senators will show more
interest in reciprocity during tho
life of the present congress than
they did in the last, remains to be
seen. The administration believes
that reciprocity is necessary to
avoid a commercial war on tho U
S. by combined Europe.
wholly out o! order.
The good weather is doing consider
able toward rwmrrocting the bicycles
What a privilege it U to be thle to ride
on the ti.lwa!ki while the roads ar
Hartley Mulkey lias returned front
Walla Walla where he lias been waiter
in a hospital.
Dotanixtng if the rage. Budding
youths and tinted niaido tre to be awn
sauntering or hill and dale.
The drat street faker of years was on
our atreets last Saturday.
Mis Ella Jones, of ths Oregon Child
renV Home Association, delivered
short talk on the purposes of the awso-
elation, in the Chanel Monday morning
Judging from a recent Chicago
divorce case, typewritten ribbons
are dangerous things; that is to say
it is dangerous to buy ribbons for
your typewriter if your wife finds
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If the New York yacht club de
cides that no boat not belonging to
one of its memlters shall be per
mil ted to enter the competition to
decide which yacht shall oppose
Sir Thomas Upton's challenger, it
will deserve to he defeated, and
here's hoping that it will be. Tho
Cup is a national affair, and New
York is too presumptuous by half,
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Nobody knows all about it;
and nothing, now known, wil
always cure it.
Doctors try Scott's Emul
sion of Cod Liver Oil, when
they think it is caused by Im
perfect digestion of food.
You can do the same.
It may or may not be caused
by the failure of stomach and
bowels to do their work. I
it is, you will cure it; if not,
you will do no harm.
The way, to cure a disease
is to stop its cause, and help
the body get back to its habi
When Scott's Emulsion o
Cod Liver Oil does that, it
cures; when it don't, it don'
cure. It never docs harm.
The genuine- has
this picture on it, take
If you have not
tried it. send for free
sample, its agreeable
taste will surprise
SCOTT & BOWNE,
aoq Pearl St.. N. V.
50c, aud ji.oo ; all druggists.
West Hide and Paolflo Homestead.
Oil In Polk losnty.
Other portions of the state are
having a run of excitement regard-
ng the reported finding of oil indi
cations In various sections and it la
now Polk county's turn to have ft
ittle oil excitement.
A Salem correspondent to the
ortland Telegram on Tuesday
writes as follows:
It is hinted by wise ones that
ho Polk county hills across the
Willamette river from Salem are
on the eve of a big oil boom. The
matter has been kept as quiet as
possible in order that there might
bo no excitement, and thus farmers
prevented from making concessions
that would allow prostectlng. It
it said that an eminent oil expert Is
here from tho Pennsylvania oil
fields, and that ho hat satisfied
himself that there it plenty of oil
beneath those hills.
Tho report it that the first dls-
oovery was mailt) near me road
leading fropi Salem to bet hoi, some
seven or eight miles from Salem.
II. A. Thomas, of Salem, has a
300 aero stock ranch near Oak
Grove, lying in the low pats In the
hills, west of tho Willamette Kiver.
When be purchased the place, he
found ft spring in a twale or draw,
and decided on erecting a comfort
able home near tho spring so as to
ulilite the water for domestic pur
toscs. To his disgust, however, he
found that a dark, slimy substance
formed on the water, giving out an
unpleasant odor, and, considering
the spring worthlfs, he abandoned
tho building site selected, and chose
another. A few hundred feel about
the spring the farmhands, In plow
ing, found a tract of land several
acres in extent that was always
damp or "slick' at they termed it
No matter how dry the surrounding
fields were this spot always ap
peart d damp and oily, and the
men freouently spoko of this. It
seems that tho oil export has decld
oil that this "slick" ground is iiu
pregnatad with oil, cosing out of
tho ground, and that one of the
most promising places for boring
fur oil would he this self -same spot,
The spring, immediately below this
place, has been found to be what
might bo termed an oil spring the
slimy black scum on the water
Iteing the coal tar.
Some years ago a well was bor
ed at Crowley Station, in Polk
County, to secure water for a boiler
After tho job was completed it was
found that tho water could not bo
used for tho purpose, because there
was so much oil in it that it caused
the boiler to "foam," to the hole
was filled up.
It is said that at another point
the water from a well was so full 0!
oil that it actually burned when a
match was applied to it.
A farmer in the Polk County
hills across tho Willamette Kiver
from Salem was a few days ago ap
proached by a stranger, who offered
to prospect his place for oil, pro
vided he would bond his land, he
(the farmer) to waive a certain per
centage ( 10 or 20) of the oil taken
out for all lime. He refused to con
aider the proposition, saying be had
got along without tho income from
oil all these years, and thai it could
not make him any poorer if he re
fused to sign tho bond, while ho
might be a good deal richer if ho
had oil beneath tho surface of his
soil. And he said ho was able to
raiso the money to hire his own
prospecting, in case it turns out
that there is oil in his neighborhood
Tho stranger left him, but it is
understood that he has been more
successful in bonding tho farms 0:
the man's neighbors.
President Campbell's address at the
opera house Sunday afternoon on "The
20th Century outlook to Education" was
very much appreciated by R large and
President Catnplell has rrnti'e such
careful study of this question that he
presented many new ideas that are well
worth our careful consideration when
planning our public school improve'
8. W. Doughty sang "The Tear,"
which was enjoyed so much, that upon
request he sang "The Lord Is my Shop
herd" at the close ol the lecture.
We understand that these meetings
are to continue and the people of Inde
pendence given a chance to hear some
of our most highly educated men. That
the people of our city appreciate such
efforts will be shown by large audiences.
The Chicago street railways have
forbidden their conductors to eat
onions, because their broath offends
tho fastidious Chicagians, This is
interfering with the rights of man
with a vengeance.
8,000 of 4 per cent coupon funding
bonds for sale.
The Cltv of Independence, Oregon
In accordance with an ordinance paused
by the City Cnutioll on March 19, 1001,
has opened In the oillee of the City
Recorder, a book for subscriptions.
(Subscriptions will be received In the
following denominations at the option
of the purchaser: $00, $100, $200 and
$300. Interest payable semiannually
bonds navable on or before April I
1011. Principal and Interest payable in
If. H. Qold Coin.
The lust assessed valuation of the
City of Independence was, 8204,000.
The total liabilities of the elty Is
The bonds will be Issued May 1, 1001
but dated April 1, 1901. ,
II. M. Lines, J. L. Stockton
City iteoorder. Mayor.
The only cxcIuhivuIv Pernln Shorthand School in tho
NorthweBt; olTurs unexcelled facilitk lor learning una
system, either personally or by mail. Tho Permit employs
neither shading, portion nor arbitrary contractions, and i
conaoquontly tho Simplest, Most Legible and Rapid
Shorthand in uho. H can bo learned in ono-third of tho
time required by tho Pitman,
Send for froo trial Iohhoii and
I't ULIC UL'HINEHS.
Abstract of Iastrnmentt Filed la folk
County Mar. 12 to 18, 1B0I.
Sarah Boots to W N boots, 57x132ft in
It 6 lIk 11 Monmouth-!).
H M and E M Smith to W N ISoots,
25xS7ll it 6 blk 11 Monmoutli-$23.
W Galloway to 11 Harrington, (receipt
(or patent) 100 too 17 tp 9 1 r 8'w-0.
Cornelius Toewes to II L Crl'ier, Itta
J W Danowi dletpStrfiw; also Its
3, 1, blk 8, Balls 4tlt add llalUton -11000
A M Kan to 8 and VY I Morrison, 100
0 K llauua to Mary E Holmes, 4a sect
C M Ogle and Kva Cox to M White,
A Bysrly to Francis M Jackson, U 3
AMU II KALI MO
Ely's Cress Balm
VmT ni tilHSMt.to
m Conum m In
llitm Ualbt ml MM
ltla awl ffuwcu Ota Mwnbtnu. HmUhw tl
SnwM ol TwU and Small, Urg Sim, W ul m
Drwgl.u or l mall J 1 In, If iwuu " nit".
A western pajwr It responsible
for the statement that a young inan
there received a letter from his girl
telling him to look under the
ttamp. After he had finally got
tin thlt removed, ho read: "W'a it
hard to get off?"
Bid for Wood.
baled bids will I received by J. D.
Irvine, clsrk school llintrict No, $1, for
00 cords of rod fir, body wood, and 13
cords of oak grub wood, Oak wood to he
not lew than 3 nor mors than 8 Inclu-f
in dimaiwter. Wood to bedolivurod on
school ground by Uct. 1st 1001. Bid
to be opened by March 30th 1001 at 7
o'clock p. m. "
J. D. Ihvimh
Independence Or., March 18.
Jlotlee te Delinquent Tsx rarer
The Delinquent Tax Roll for the year
1809 hat been placed In my hands for
collection by the Honorable County
Court, with Inslrtieiloni to collect alt
taxes due on the same at once. Notice
Is hereby given to delinquents that nn
less payment Is made at once I shall
proceed to levy upon property to aallffy
said delinquent taxes.
Dated at Dallas, Polk County, Oregon,
thlt 12th day of .Mrch 1001.
J. U. Van Ohniiki.,
' Sheriff of Polk County, Oregon.
E.T. HEN ISLE, sroprl.toi-
Hot and Cold Baths at all
INDEPENDENCE - - OREGON
J. I KIRKLAND,
Notice of Final Settlement.
In tin County Court f lint tle of Oregon,
for I'ulK Cnui'iy,
In the matter of Hie ontittt) of Miranda Hill,
Notice t hereby alvnii that the tinilnmliined
aitmlnlotriiUiror tin enutn of MimiHtH Hill,
dmwn(l, hit nteil hi ttunl neciounl of the it
inlnlntr.llon of tlm until nltu Willi the ('lurk
ut th county noun of unit county, htiitfl of
Orcion, ami tlmt lti Jinlifii ill tli uiu eouri
hiu llmiil Huliintiiv the Xiil iIhv ol Miurh, Unit.
H III o'okx'k A. M. of unlit ility at tlm court
room of.itlit court ft the time anil plun fur
lh hearlui or mud aoiuiunt ana oigwi
thereto nuiftor thunotllemmil of the nuiim,
li. H. KK.l.HO.
AdmlnlitlrHtoruf the nutate of
MlnillllH 11111. llUOCKBI'll.
Dated February Hint. IlKll. S-aMt
WANTKIl.-t'iiimlilfl. rcllahla nepion In
very county to rirKMit iHrgn Minipaiiy of
follil nnanclal rnpniiniim:iiiilHiiiry iwryrar,
pavHhle weekly; l per liny ntiimluU'ly "lire
auil all eipeiiHi's; n!rullil, bonn-llite, ilrllulUi
Haturdiiy and eieniit money ailvamwa eaou
week. HTANIMKU UOUSk, HiU Uvnrborn
110 coiiuniMHiiio; Mitiitry piou two
Keeps constantly on 1ihih a line
. 0 Wines, ...
Also the famous Hop Gold Beer.
ED. GALE, Proprietor.
Davidson & Hedges, Props,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tebaeooa and
First Class Soda Fountain In oon-neotlon.
Graham or MuiiNon ayHtoms.
WttHhington, cor. 2d st.
Polk County Bank
j. h niwf tr r. L.riMrn:M..
HUT, l'OWt:i,l, U.hlrr.
Paid Capital . .$30,000.00
J. II. Ilawh-y. V, L. Campbell, I. M.
Hlmpsori, J. II. V. Butler, John ,
B, Htump, F. 8. 1'tiwell,
J ot ph Craven,
Transact a Ceneral Banking
and Exchange Business.
. The Independence
Capital Rork, $50,000.00
. HIRM-MSMO. ABSAJIAM KKIAOW.
, a W.UVlMK,CaUtr.
it Ulnchber ll W Scan H V Kmlth
A n.r.l Stnktnf 1 firhkRi kn.lnn
U.nACItwl ; lo.ti. ma.!, bill, diem tinted. Mat
meteiel erf dill iffiHnd; dcpo.li. is.lv4
vim nil eeruutii '!l))tt 1 te cWk, taiarwl M
The Hniel Gail
lias been refilled and renovated
from cellar to curret, and every
thing is new. Good sample room
for commercial men. Hntislaction
guaranteed. Kates, $1.00 to $2.00.
HlH'Clul rated by the wwsk,
DUCK 4V SMITH.
THE CITY BOOK STORE
Carries a Flue Line of
Robinson & Co.
Independence, ,. Oregon.
G. L. Hawkins
Ff M. SKINNER,
Orders for hauling
and at reasonable,
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