NITO VOL. 1 INDEPENDENCE, FOLK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1912 NO. 2 INDEPENDENCE MO K HE HAS RIGHT PLAN ON FARM Big Dairy Ranch South of Town is Planned BUILDING A FINE LARGE BARN D. VV. Stapleton Sees the Hand Writing on the Wall and Starts a Monthly Income D. -W. Stapleton was in Inde pendence Tuesday after a load of lumber. The editor of the Moni tor interviewed him and found he was building the largest barn in this part of the country on his fine 160 acre farm south of Inde pendence. He is getting his lumber from the Spaulding Logg ing Company and is building 75x 100 feet, with 26 foot posts for his mammoth dairy barn. When it is completed there will be room for 200 tons of loose hay ' and 100 tons of baled hay, and I 75 head of dairy cows. Mr. Str-t- j pleton said "I am going to try i iL. j : l ; 4 I out me uairyuiK uusmess anu i The claims department and part kf the legal department of the Southern Pacific have their head quarters in the Fenton building, As the business of the Harriman lines continues to expand it is probable that additional space will be sought in neighboring build ings. If the Southern Pacific erects a terminal depot on North Fourth street, such as is proposed for use of its electric cars, some of the offices may be moved into quarters created there. The above announcement is on ly additional evidence of the elec trical system that will reach In dependence as a center for branch line feeders for east and west points from this place, as given out in the announcement by the S. P. officials a few weeks ago. NEW APPROACH FERRY Bridge Will Soon be an Ab solute Necessity A ten-foot approach to the free ferry was put in this week at th foot of C street. There is an im mense trarnc between roik and Marion counties at this ferry and !t the business keeps increasing INDEPENDENCE ELECTRIC LINES Southern Pacific Putting Main Line Through EUGENE TO PORTLAND ROUTE Link From Eugene to Mon roe Will Place Indepen dence on Main Line Electric System time. mere are otten more teams ready to cross than the fer ry can accommodate. A bridgp across the Willamette here is necessity and will be buiit in a short course of time. The Hit people building along the bottom on the other side is also causing more settlement and travel in this section. AT HIGH SCHOOL will increase my little herd 0f!a31tnas another terry may be a c!v milt r.rwa tn n cmnH si7PbanH i necessity in a short course of of graded milk cows and expect to have 75 head as soon as I get . every thing in shape for busi ness." There is no reason why every farm could not affoid to have a good size herd of milk cows on it. Nothing brings in more ready cash and that every month than this class of farming. The man who depends on the annual crop only gets his money returns once a year, while the dairy man gets his milk check every month and b'1 tier is a good price with bright prospects of its staying in just the present condition. There is a growing market in the west that the farmer must take care of and the Indepen dence territory can just as well be in the forefront as any sec tion of the west. Too much stress is laid on the fact of a permanent pay roll in a city. While the permanent pay roll is a big thing and helps de velop a community, the little farm aud the prosperous dbersi fied farmer does more real de- Much Improvement to be Done on Grounds Here EIHHT ACRE PLOT IN ALL O. A. C. to Systematically Lay Out This Fine School Ground Permanently Frof. F. G. Chute, in speaking to the editor of the Monitor this week, stated he was too busy with other work to get the school work in shape at the present veloping than any single industry time but expected to start shar. you can secure. Two things are necessary for a live community. One adequate transportation the other is the things to transport. If you raise the commodities and have the methods to got them to market your community's pros peaity is assured. T'S EXTENSIVE Plans of Portland, Eugene and Eastern Electric Lines TWELVE STORIES ARE USED Lines Building Throug In dependence Use Im mence Office Force The Oregonian speaking of the Portland, Eugene and Eastern says: After Auirust 1st every office in the great 12-story Wells-Fargo in public and high school work bu'lding will be occupied by the ing up things in a very few days. In speaking ot the school grounds he stated he was plan ning on having them scientific ally laid off by the Agricultural College field department in le tail so that the ground worh could be done according to sys tem. Tracts will be laid out for gardening, parking, driveway1', trees, shrubs, athletii' fields, etc. Of course the actual work on the grout. ds will not. he done at once, but a plan will be secured so thai as i he senooj board secures the rnnivy for improving the j premises work can be pushed along in a definite manner so as j not to be a waste of money. J There are eight acres of land in tne tract ot which the high school makes part, and it will make a very desirable property for the farm development and outside extension work which the public schools all over the United States are commencing to devel op and make a prominent feature Saturday s uregonian has an item of railroad news that is of great commercial importance to Independence. That part of the report bearing directly upon the west side situation and there by materially affecting In dependence, reads as follows: "Eugene, Or., Aug. 3 The cli max of the summer's railroad ac tivity is promised for next week, when the Oregon Electric track laying crews are expected to reach the city and the graders for Flagg & Standifur beg-in ac tive work on the construction of 25 miles of electric roadway for the Portland, Eugene & Eastern, extending from Eugene to a point a little north of Monroe, in Benton county, thereby connect ing Eugene and Corvallis with a direct electric line. L. K. Flagg, of the contracting firm of Flagg & Standifur, left Eugene today by automobile to follow the line of the survey from Eugene to Monroe, and expects to have grading under way not later than Monday of next week. His firm, which was the lowest of 12 bidders for the work, was the only one to agree to complete the contract within 60 days the church renovated and remodeled. C. W. Purvine has the contract for the work. The building has been raised and new porches are to be built to it, new windows placed, the building shingied, and floors taken up and rebuilt. The property when completed will be one of the most attractive buildings in town. The porches are to be seven feet wide and 20 feet long, one the full length on the east and the other on the west side of the building. When completed the building will have the appearance of a modern bungalow. Sam McKee, living a few miles south of Independence, has his fine new barn completed. The barn is about 40 by 60 feet in di mensions, and the painting of the same was the finishing touch that was put on this wek. The farm mprovement is going on around the city and every indication looks toward better farms and happier country people. SOME OF LATE BUILDING HERE New Three Story Hotel Sign of the Times OTHERS OF CEMENT AND BRICK All flew Bulldinds Well Built and Occupied. No Calamity Howlers In Evidence M. J. R. Coffee sells better than any other-Why? Ask Fluke Johnson. & ARE IRRIGATING Several Hop Men Have Systems Established In Yards CLAIM TO BE SUCCESSFUL Carmichael's, Horst Bros. and Others Have Fine Systems Started Harriman railroads. But cne concern not connected with the Harriman system re mains in the building now. It has orders to vacate at the end of this month. Its present quar ters will be taken by the Port land, Eugene & Eastern, under which name the Southern Pacif ic's electric lines in Oregon will be known and which now occu pies almost the entire fourth floor of the building. Even after this change is made the Wells-Fargo building will not be large enough to coniain all the Harriman offices. Some de partments now find room in the! Fenton building across the street. ' Eggs go as far as cash fur gro eries at Fluke & Johnsons. WE EAT PRIZE BERRIES Peter fwn-e, the prohibition candidate for county judge.came into the office the other day toting a big blackberry vine and on it was a couple of bunches of as delicious blackberries as we ever saw. I did not get but one of them as my wife is very fond ! of this kind of fruit and hid them from me. The Bample I had was the best we have tried this year. They were the Lawton berry and were extra large in size and rich in flavor. time limit demanded by Presi dentStrahorn." The above announcement means that the Portland, Eugene & Eastern will route their fast electric cars on tho west side through Independence, and this announcement as above given by the railroad people is the carry ing out of a part of the plans out lined for the Southern Pacific sys tems a few weeks ago in which they stated they would electrify the whole of their west side sys tem from Corvallis to Portland, erect and maintain an electric system from Independence to Sa lem, and connect across to Albany above this place. This means that ?11 farms along the main line from Independence to Corvallis, Independence to Sa- om and Independence to Mc- Minnville will be but a few min utes ride from the metropolis of this section and of easy access for trading purposes. Land val- les will of necessity increase and arge tracts of land will find ready sales as they are diversi fied and made into small acreage tor the enereot w (armor While this improvement has been to a certain extent forced by the arrival of Hill, the great railroad builder, into this section, et you must not overlook the fact that other hands have con trol of the Southern Pacific sys tem and every effort is being made to push along the work so as to hold the trade of this rich valley. This paper prophesies the asser tion that ten years hence will see this valley classed as the richest section of the whole United States, and there is no denying the fact that Independence holds a unique position as a center of trade. She has the Willamette river transportation, the Harri man system, motor connections with Salem, Hill electric connec tions across the river by boat fer ry, and the probabilities of two lines of road direct to the coast from this point. As a shipping center for manufactures she will soon be the peer of any val ley town from Portland to San Francisco. Horst Bro3. and Carmichael are both planning on irrigating their yards. They have pumping plants established and are get ting busy with their irrigation systems and will uw the irriga tion method when the dry spells seem to be extended so asto retard the growth of the vines, Horst Bros, tried the experiment out last year and declared it to be profitable, The Krebs yard, now owned by Carmichael, has been systematically surveyed and placed in shape for irrigation. Crews of surveyors have outlined a grade and water will be pumped through large mains, we understand direct from the river, to irrigate the hops. This is a new departure in hop growing out will undoubtedly prove a money winner as the hop growers can be assured ot an abundance of moisture during the dryest season by this method. These two yards are the largest in the world and hop men over the whole of the country are watching this experiment with considerable interest. ANTIOCH NEWS uGrreSpOiiuciit S 5 il u S iiiieidSi- ing News Notes caught in the saw taking off the thumb at the first joint. Dr. Hewitt was called to dress the wound and reported that he thought no complications would result and that there were prac tically no scratches on the other fingers of the hand. AN ANNOUNCEMENT Hauling Crushed Rock for Bad Section of County et Antioch nwaU REMODELS HIS HOME Eli T. Henkle is having hi? res idence, opposite the Baptist Charlie Osborne was a business visitor in Monmouth Monday. Pern Lewis and wife, of Lewis ville, were seen in these parts Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clf-rke, of Lewisviile, spent Sunday with Mrs. Clarke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Jlinkle. Ed Wunder and wife visited the latter's uncle, Mr. Cockrell and family, who live near Inde pendence, Sunday. John and Charles Holtnan pur chased a threshing machine of Mr. Mulkey and will do the threshing in this valley. Jim and Grover Hinkle and Jim Goodman are hauling crushed reck on the road here. This will be a decided benefit for the farm ers in this part of the country as it was almost impossible to get through in some places last winter. While the residence section that has seen the most develop ment in the last few months has been in the Hill additions south and west of the main part of town, the north part of Main street has showed the most de velopment in the business sec tion. The first improvement made was the building of the cement block from the Hanna Brothers store building north to the Hvery stable, which takes the place of the oldGarrigus hotel which was an old landmark for almost for ty years. Just opposite this sec tion we find the new Lerona Ho tel, a three story pressed brick struct are in which are located the Hotel Lerona, owned and op erated by Moss Walker, the Far mers State Hank, of which J. J. Fenton is President and C. V. Irvine, Cashier, the stockholders! and took of which are ail local men, and the Independence Bakery. The Lerona Hotel is probably as up- to-date a hostelry as there is in the valley. A largo spacious waiting room, a large dining room, new sample rooms and a grill room make up the lower tory of the building, while some S'xiy odd rooms are in the build- rig. It ha3 hot and cold water, patent toilets call bells and tide-! phone connection for the benef it of the traveling public. Th editor of the Monitor spent sev eral weeks at this hotel and states from experience that the accomodations are all that could be desired in any town of twice the size of this. Mr. crown has built a new brick building on C street where he has opened up a general fur niture and second hand store and he is getting a good busi ness under way. Bice and Calbreanh have added quite materially to their building having put in a brick addition to the rear, taking the building to the alley and giving them more display room for their furnitun carpets, and other lines. I he above buildings make up the late improvements in the business section which have been built in the last lew years, exclu sive of those structures now un der construction, a mention of which we made Inst week To whom it may concern j My relations with Kirkland's Phar macy have been severed since about Aug. 1st, 1912. All ac counts owing to or owed by Kirk land's Pharmacy up to that time are payable and receivable by me. All accounts payable and re ceivable since then are the ac counts of my successor Mr. Ver non J. Brown, a competent Phar macist and a trustworthy gentle man for whom I bespeak your generous patronage. 1 nan li ng you for your liberal patro nage, l am Ke'.poettully. P. M. Kirkland. SURPRISED AT GROWTH Portland Man Sees and Pleased With it All is Phil. Metschan. Imperial Hotel, Treasurer, was in Friday. He was propreitor the and Ex-State Independence just returning from a trip to Corvallis, where he was looking over the hop vardsin which he and J. S. Coop- r ar lessees. T 1 .1, . ft lie caueu at tne monitor omee along a copy of the pa per. He stated that ibis town was making a fine growth and had the earmarks of prosperity everywhere. He was surprised to see the changes that had been made here in the last few months. NORMAL WINS A DORMITORY State Authorities Decide Referendum Matter $50,000 BECOMES AVAILABLE Present Cramped Quarters to be Improved by the Erection of a Fine Modern Building A VERY FINE RESIDENCE G. II. Grover has the contract for the C. A. McLaughlin res idence on I3th street, one; block south oi tne ai. i... L,tiurcn. me cement foundation is being placed this week and makes a full basement. Cement blocks cap the foundation from the ground level to above the yard grade. The building when com pleted will be the finest in Inde pendence. It is a bungalow 32x G4 over all, with a big brick fire place and flue on the north side. It will have all the modern con veniences including a late style hot water heating plant, hot and cold water bath, toilets, etc. There will be a large porch at the front and another at the back of the building. The build ing complete will cost in the neigh borhood of $3000. When completed ar. McLaughlin will have one of the most modern residences in the valley. Homer Mills, while employed at the Spaulding Logging Com pany planer mills on Main street. cutting quasi chips for hop THREASHING ON Several Outfits Start to Work This Week NEW MACHINES WORKING Lew Stapleton a nd J. A. Ki ser Have Fine New Out fits for Threashing J. A. Kiser started threshing Monday with a fine new thresh ing machine which he purchased this year. He commenced work on the George Keuf place and the machine is running along without a hitch at the last report to the Monitor. Mr. Kiser has a I. Case machine. C. Lawrence commenced this week to thresh in his territory north of Monmouth and will have a good run this year. Lew Stapleton just received a new machine this week through Hanna l?rot,hrs, and it was put up in running shape Wednesday at their store and Lew started , lL I.. I- .' . ... I - Torn Hart was busy most of last week gfttincr his outfit straightened up and in shape to start work and pulled away from hi.s home on Fifth street with the machine the first of this week. The first of next week will s I machines in operation and it is (stated that a lew weeks will ean up the grain. The Oregon Milling and Ware house Company have been busy rjr several weeks getting their warehouses and mill in shape to take care of the grain this year. I lug concern ux's an immense business and is one of the most successful industries of the county. FENNEL'S FATHER DIES Word was received Saturday afternoon by Thos. rennel that lis father died Friday. Thos. Fennel, who was the father of our townsman, was vl years of age, emigrated from Ireland to Wadina, Iowa, where Tom was born. There were eight children in the family, five men and three women, five were at home at the time of the death. All of the family were born on the old home place near Wadina and which w as the home of Mr. Fen- A report reached the Monitor office Tuesnay morning that the $50,000 appropriated for the O. N. S. at Monmouth would de come immediately available. Pres. Ackerman was in Salem Tuesday in the interest of the school and will probably begin preperations to build the new building at once. The Normal was held up through the Parkinson deal which held up the University but the case was not appealed and the Normal money is availa ble. This will mean much for the Normal as it has been cramped materially for room and a dormitory is necessary. The Salem Statesman com menting on the matter said: "Despite former assertions to the contrary, the state depart ment will net allow the referen dum on the Monmouth Normal appropriation to go on the No vember ballot. This was decided at a conference between Secre tary of State Olcott and Assist ant Attorney-General Van Wink le. It means that the state will begin honoring the claims signed by Principal J. H. Acker man and that the mandamus pro ceedings threatened by the later will not be instituted. It is said that the Monmouth authorities will immediately proceed with the erection of tho $50,000 dor mitory authorized by the last legislature. As Secretary Olcott views the case, the state never nad a chance of winning, as in the for mer university case it wa ac knowledged that the Monmouth petition did not contain the neces sary oona ride names, and it would merely have been necessa ry to call to the witness stand Secretary Olcott or others famil iar with the circumstances. In this action, the state officers feel that they are enabled to combine pleasure with duty, as Monmouth is given badly needed teaching facilities and at the same time the state is saved what promised to be an expensive legal controversy. ALL HAY BALED Six Machines do the Baling About Independence 1000 TON SOUTH OF CITY AH Hay Fine Quality and Quantity Larger than Few Years Back spraying purposes, got his hand nel when he passed away. Three balers were busy for a f-;w weeks south of Independence between the I). W. Stapleton property and Iluena Vista. They were the balers of Wrn. Cooper, J. A. Kiser and Stapleton. It is estimated that the three balers put into bale about K0 tons of hay in this section. I he hay was reported to be good in quality and fair in uuantity to the acre. The baling season is over and the hay balers have all been put up for the season. Besides these, three balers were at work south of town and they also put up quite a lot of hay, in fact it is estimated they put up considera ble more than those south of town baled this year. w. r. Campbell finished his season's work several days ago, in fact much sooner than he had ex pected, as other baling outfits encroached on terrritory he thought he would handle this year.