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MORE THAN $5,000.00 IS RAISED IN ONE DAY FOR THE NEW SAW MILL
ALL INDEPENDENCE UNITED IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD UP A GOOD, BIG PAYROLL HERE
INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 1912
NO BETTER APPLES CAN BE GROWN THAN THIS COUNTY WILL PRODUCE
Independence Women May Cast Their Firsl Ballot at the Coming City Election December 2, Under the New State Law
Five Thousand Hollars Se
cured in 2 Days
BUSINESS MEN ALL CONTRIBUTE
Two Banks Give $500
Each Set the Pace and
That there are real hustlers in
Independence was demonstrated
this week when $5,000 was signed
up by the people of Independence
to get the new $150,000 saw mill
that will be built here inside of
9 months time. The two banks
contributed $500 each and J. R.
Cooper contributed a like sum as
did Walker and Whitney these
being the leading single sub
scriptions. Most of the balance
came in sums of from $100 to
to $250, although all that could
afford it were given an opportu
nity to subscribe such sums as
they might see fit. The total
amount is in sight necessary and
the mill is assured.
The final arrangements take
effect tomorrow, Friday, Novem
ber 15, when the money will be
turned over to the bank, accord
ing to the terms of the contract.
Immediately thereafter the
company promises to begin actu
al work and the mill will be
rushed along to an early comple
tion. Tr,e understanding being
that the mill must be comple ted
and running inside of 9 months
from the date of the contracts.
The Siletz timber which they
will open up to the Independence
market is declared to be one the
finest bodies of timber in the
west. Timbermen, who are fa
miliar with standing timber
state that there is sufficient tim
ber in the Siletz basin to last 50
years if a railroad was hauling
it out in logs at the rate of GO
cars a day. The company put
ting in the mill are reported to
have control of 30,000 acres of
dense timber in the basin which
they will commence cutting in a
very few month?;
It is probable that two saai'ls
will be kept at work by the mill,
thus handling 200,000 feet, or
more of lumber ciaily.
Independence is forging
right to the front and promises
to be the best little ci I y in Oivg n
in the next few years. Mon v
invested in th? Valley Cancer Ci
ty cant be lost. It grows larger
School Ma'ams Meet at
Dallas This Week and
Have 3 days Work j
Wednesday, Thursday and Fri- j
day the children were turned,
loose and"the teachers have been j
going to school" as one of the'
boys said. The occasion being j
the county institute at Dallas j
where a full attendance is report-;
The institutes being conduct-!
ed under the supervision of C ;.
Supt. Seymour and a full pro
gram is lteing carried out for the
three days work.
Th' instructors who lak-i
art in the teacher's institute
this week include A. II.
Chamberlain, Institute Lec
turer of Sin Francisco, L F.
Carlton, Asl shipt. of Pub
lic Instruction, II. II. Far
son, Rural School Supt. of
Folk county, and J. H. Ack
Ht inaii, Pres., TIi h II. Gen
tie. II. C. Aus.ieii, til Miss
es Al.ce Mcintosh, Rub'
Sherer, Jessie Todd, and
Grace Davis of the Oregon
The teachers of the comity
are required to put in 1G
hours attendance at the in
stitute slid all schools have
been dismissed during the
three da1, s sesaion.
THE WOMEN MAY BE
City Election Dec. 2 and if
Governor Makes Pro
clamation they will
Independence may be the first
city in Oregon to have the wom
an suffrage amendment take af
fect. Several cities have city
elections in December, but none
that we have heard of will vote
as early as the second day of the
month. The first woman at the
polls in Independence Monday,
Dec. 2d, may possibly have the
distinction of being the first
woman voter to have cast her
ballot and will undoubtedly get
her share of free advertising
and Independence will again ap
pear in the lime light.
PLEASANT BIRTHDAY PARTY
At Home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson
at Eola Friday
On Nov. 8th Mr. and Mrs.
entertained in honor of the son
L. A. Furgeson's 22d birthday.
Flinch and five hundred being
the chief amusement of the ev
ening. The winners of flinch
drew straws with the winners of
five hundred for first honors
which resulted in L. A. Furgeson
anb Mrs, E. Carlson (flinch
champions) and A. C. Bell and
By ran Furgeson (five hundred
champions) playing a game of
of five hundred flinch, prize was
was won by former couple and
the booby prize was awarded to
Mrs. Bell of Kola and Mr. Sim
merman "f Salem. Refresh
ments wj .--.t-.l consisting of
cake, san iwi ';t ;s, pickles and
cocoa Mr. Furgeon received
several nice and useful presents.
The guests departed at a late
hour wishing LeRoy many hap
py returns of the day.
Those present were Misses Lela
Dodge, Hattie Sweenick, Grace
Fooler and Inez Landon, Mrs.
Harry Grey of Portland, Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Bell and E. Carlson
and Messrs. Jack Sweenick
Jno Slavin, George and Ed Mit
ty, Byron Bruuk, L. A. Raymond
Ralph, Bryan and Karl Ferguson.
GATHERING UP TIES
A special was through Inde
pendence Sunday gathering up
the hfavy steel along the rail
road between Independence and
Corvaliis. We are not informed
what is the cause of the part of
action on the part of the rail road
Collins and Marble Or
chards Show Prize
EKDOUNE ORCHARD DISPLAY
Wetherbee & Jones Win
dow Has Been a Cen
ter of Attraction
One of the finest display of ap
ples the editor has ever seen are
now on display at Wetherbee &
Jones Store. They are a variety
of apples raised on the Endolane
orchards, about three miles south
of Independence in the Ameri
can Bottom Section.
Bert Marblo raised the apples
on the Collins and Marble or
chard and the display consists of
perfect samples of Black Twig,
Rhode Island Greenings, Ben Da
vis, Rome Beauty's, Wolf River,
Apple of Commerce, Wagoner,
Stark, Baldwin, Black Hoover,
Gano, Gloria Mundi, Swaar, and
Spitzenburg, also a plate of
Buerre Clairgean pears.
These apples demonstrate that
the Polk county section can grow
the finest apples in the world if
the proper care is taken of ..he
trees and the apples are properly
sprayed, gathered and packed
We have seen fine displays at
many different fairs but none ex
ceed this display in so far as we
CHURCHES UNITED TO
As the week beginning Sun
day, Nov. 17th has been set apa t
by the Mission Boards of the
various churches to be observed
by special M ission services, the
! r-l-mrcboa in Inrlpnonderu-p will
hold union meetings next week,
beginning with a rousing union
meting on Sunday night, in the
Methodist church. The pro
gram so far as arranged is as
Sunday night, Methodist
church, speaker, Rev. E. Mc Far
land. Monday night, in Baptist
church, speaker, F. N. Sandifur.
Tuesday night, in Christian
church, speaker, Dr. Dunsmore.
Wednesday night, in Presbj
terian church, sperker to be se
lected. Arrangments have not
yet been completed for the speak
ers for Thursday and Fiiday
nights, but it is expected that
some prominent speaker from
Portland will be present.
The object and purpose of
these meetings is to stimulate
and increase an interest in the
object of Missions, and the in
terdenominational nature of the
meetings, and the fact that the
churches all over the country
are engaged in the same effort,
should be productive of large re
sults. It is hoped and expected that
the members of the various
churches in particular, and the
! general puDlic in general, will
( show a large interest in
, these meetings, by their at
tendance at every meeting dur
ing the week. Remember the
first meeting will be on Sunday
night at the Methodist church.
Regular service at the Cal
vary Fresbyterian church next
Sunday morning. There will be
no evening service, owing to the
union meeting in interest of
Missions in the Methodist church.
Several Other Residences
Gobg Up in the City
Shelly Clodfelter has p. new
bungalow well along towards
completion on his lot in the
south west part of town. The
building is just a little west of
the new residence of contractor
Bice, Wi'se and Hemett have
the foundation laid for the sec
ond residence they are building
on Sixth street for rent. This
proterty lies just west of the
M. Merwin new home. The
same firm closed up the contract
last week for a three acre tract
lying east of Ash creek and
south of Sixth street which they
will plat into lots. They plan
putting in cement wi Iks probab
ly this fall. This a vej-y de
sirable tract and will contain
about 15 residence when built up
as the purchasers have planned.
I. H. S. SEGOND
The second team of the I. H. S.
beat the record of the first team
Saturday when they defeated
the first team of the Airlie High.
They were outweighed by the
Airlie team by about 15 pounds
to the man and won with a score
of 6 to 0.
All of the players starred af
ter a 30 yard end run by Byers
and a gain of 25 yards on a pass
by Newton and Capt. Hartman
crossed the line by a line plunge.
After another week's practice
under Coach Russell they expect.
to win another game but as ye
it has not been decided who from.
The line-up from Saturday's
game is as follows:
C. Smith, R. G. Dielinson,
R. T. Chase, R. E. Addison,
L. G. Knox, L. T. Coc, L. K.
Newton, Q. B. Obcrson, R. H.
Hartman (Capt.,) L. H. Myers,
F. B. Caramack.
BROWN DRUG CO,
HAS NEW DRUGGIST
Roy Chapman, who has ac
cepted a permanent position
with V. J. Brown's pharmacy,
is a graduated registered phar
macist, and before taking this
position he was manager of the
Red Cross Pharmacy at Condon.
He is a young man who will be
of much benefit to the business
of the Brown pharmacy.
Mrs. D. R. Livingood and Miss
Bertie Bently were up from Mc
Minnville d ring the week vis
iting friends and relatives.
J. O. Hookor was over from
Minister May Accept a
TO SHIP A CAR OF HOGS
High School Foot Boys to
Play Newborg is
I. A. Chapman of the Brown
pharmacy spent Sunday in Sa
lem. Geo. W. Conkey hts been
moving this week to t1 MaU
son property on Monmouth v"t.
V. O. Boots was down fp'in
Allen Clark of Monmouth was
transacting business in Indepen
dence the first of the week.
Jessie Isham of Woodburn was
an Independence visitor Satur
day. W. H. Kendall of McMinnville
was in town Saturday on business.
Rev. McFarland who has charge
of the Baptist church work at
present may accept the charge
The Indep en donee High
School foot ball team expects to
play the N ewberg team at New
berg the coming Saturday.
Win, H. Block expects to have
a car of hogs delivered to him at
Independence Friday for ship
ment to the Portland Union
Marf. Scrafford a Luckiamute
farmer in the city on business
the first of the week.
W. E. Williams was in from
Airlie early in the week. He re
ports everything fine up the val
ley. Quite an addition has been ad
ded to the residence property of
L. A. Cary on Monmouth street
recentlp purchased from Mr.
Smith of Monmouth.
Will Bevens of Buenr Vista
! was in the city Tuesday on his
way from Salem.
The Monitor has a fine series
of Copper Plate Gothic type for
job work for those who care.
The Monitor's Engravers Bold
series of type is what you want
for classy business cards etc.
If it is a shaded letter you
want for your letter heads we
have the Roycroft Tinted in sev,
eral different sizes. Everyone
has heard of the Roycroft.
Mr. Dossett brother-in-law
of Beit Marble will probably
take charge of the Collins
and Maible Endolane or
chards. Mr. I )ossett is an ex
pert horuciilturalist. having
had considerable experience
with Oregon fruit.
The Independence dancing
club gave their first dance ol
the season Thursday evening.
; Mr. and Mrs. (5. K. Mar-j
hie left Satuday for Seatle
when they will npend i-ev-eral
weeks visiting their chil
dren after which they will!
tro on to North Yakima to
. pend the winter. j
W. A. Leonard disposed of his
23 acre farm and home this week
to K. O. Eldridge. Mr. Kldridge
plans improving the property a
great deal and will probably
make it a model dairy fram.
I he property lies just outside
the corporate limits of the city
and is a very desirable piece of
Rowe's line of beautiful Xmas
presents have begun to arrive,
read his ad. and have some laid
Rowe will lay your Xmas
presents away till wanted, see
The Monitor has several dif
ferent sizes of the Old English
for those wishing that style of
type in their job work.
We carry Tiffany Script and
Tiffany Text for calling cards for
our lady patrons.
Luther Ground of Monmouth
wiiilo out with his surveying
work bad a paraletic stroke
which aflecte.l ope side of his
bouv. The exact e U vd ''' Ue.
st'-oke is not known ti u .t tly
Miss Bertha li i'-kv, ho -;-.t t
her childhood days in bul- i e
dence and who is renieinbeixd
by the older residents, is now at
Palo Alto, Cab, as a trained
nusre, having finiseda course at
the French hospital in San Fran
cisco some two years ago.
An Umbrella Bath.
"Washing umbrellas a specialty"
was the reel letter not ire printed on
curds distributed by ii west side
laundress. W hen Keen she carried a
bundle of umbrellas which custom
ers had yielded up fearfully for a
"Why should umbrellas ho senl
to the wasbtub?" she! was asked.
"Don't they get washed often
enough by rain and snow?"
"Often enough," she said, "but
not the right way. At the end of
winter every umbrella that lias seen
much service is beginning to look
shabby. What it. needs is h hot
soapy bath. That is I he kind it
gets Ht my bouse, Willi soft brush
massage thrown in to rub the spots
olt anil an application of glycerin
to the ribs to prevent rusting
"An umbrella that has undergone
that treatment and been hung out
open in the Minsliine to dry will
look liko new." New York Times.
Whtrt Riarh Counted.
Two anglers were com fiari nr?
notes afler the day's sport, ami
they soon began recounting past
"1 once caught trout so long,"
said the tall one, i..eunuring uif tho
length of one una.
"That's nothing. I once caught
a piko so long," replied tho short
one, stretching out both arms.
"Over iu Canada I once caught a
salmon so long," went on tho tad
one, and he, too, stretched out
"Oil, it's no uso my arguing with
you I" said I tie short one, turning
away in disgust. "You know you'vo
got longer arms than I have."
The family of 1). W, Harvie,
wdio recently purchased the F.
W. Sloan farm south-west of
town, were agreeaMy surprised
last Saturday evening when their
neighbors walked in on them
and gave them an old fashioned
house warming; After w h om
ing Mr. and Mrs. Harvie to the
neighborhood dancing and games
were enjoyed, the music being
furdished by Uncle lien Sloper
who was highly complimented.
Those present were:
The Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, (I.
Reuf ami children, T. Nuno;
Misses Minnie and Irva I! dlard.
Bertha Stapletan, hois House,
B. Hanaan, Colf.e, Mors"-,. Saui
Morri;.;on, George and Jack
Staohton, Uussel and lard
Ballard, Harold II .us.', V - -ly,
Dave S: apleton, Gee. . . . , . I
Emmerson Sliafer, Carl .Morri
son and Harry Harvey. ;' i
DECEMBER 2d STATE liOTIDES
Titer ; Should be a Good
Live Council Elected
at this Coming
tVith the new mill com
ing, the. promise of rail
road development, mid new
life that is seeming evident,
'ndepeu pence must put up
.! -tror i able, progres.-dvo
Not- onlv i- es-.'tit. t-
have a competent to.. , r I .it
(lie personnel of tho coune.il
should he tho he.-t possible
to secure. At the election
a mayor for one year, a re
corder for one year and threa
cmi nei linen for two years
are to ho elected.
Lei us lutvo a good busi
ness administration. I,et
us h.ive n council capable to
advance the city's interest
din ing the coming year.
W'e aio not saving any
thing; in dispa ragement of
the present council ; wo do
not 1; now now who will retire
bm we do say that u e want
a bu-inois administration
and hope if pvu tie'.a t-t are
place. I in the fit-Id thai only
only good men shall ho chos
en by e.n li Lcket. We must,
pul! together 'or a greater
dependence and build hero
for a future town of at least
0(1(1 p. oplo.
On Tuesday t-venin-jf Nov. 11,
the yo'iiv' people of Indepen
dence organizet I a 1 1 1 1 1 - ny club.
A meet int.' was be! io i'ie op.
era house at 7-.".i P. M. and after
after a jolly discission n;toa
nam" ' hey left the mat ter till
the r. xt , niee'ing and proeeede 1
wi I: tho election of ofliciers
which resulted as follows:
I 'res, Vic Keeley, Vice-Pres.
Vale I iitelirand. Treas. Frnest
Williams, Sec. Cecil S-.vope,
Hiid.fhoor manager Mr. h. JJamou.
They were wise ii. the selec
tion of Mr. Damon as iloor man
ager owing to the fact that au
older person is needed to insure
'ii,.- iir.-.t ! .. of ti club
wiii he ivc; tonight at the opera
!..i... v a a delightful time is
id i V) ii ! .ooi light refresh
ment; wiil be served.
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