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INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 1912
' NO. 29
GIVE THANKS THIS DAY FOR A YEAR OF PROGRESS IN EVERY LINE
Independence has Taken Development Steps That Will Insure Her a Steady and Permanent Growth. Home Trade is Increasing,
Larger and Better Stocks are Being Added in All Our Stores and Realty is Advancing in Value
PRELIMINARY SURVEY STARTED WEDNESDAY BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND SALEM ON EUGENE-EASTERN
Trout to Parties
15.000 BLACK SPOTTED TROUT
i Four children were born, three!
t 4 t
of whom are living: Marshall W.,
jof Elk City; U&nc M., of Airlie,
Mrs. Eliza L?ughary, of Mon
! month. Her husband died in
"Aunt Patsey," &s she was
; familiarly known throughout the!
I valley, was quite active . until
lately and possessed a wonderful
memory. She leaves several
grandchildren- and great-grandchildren-
V. Baker Distributed
Them in Different
Fifteen thousand black spotted
trout were received by R. W.
Baker of the? Independence Seed
and Feed Co., Saturday, and
were immediately taken nut to
the little streams running into
the Luckiamute, where they
were placed in Derry creek, 1 eal
creeic and one other small stream.
These fish were shipped from
the government hatchery at Boze
man, Montana, with other ship
ments to Oregon as far r.s Port
land, and from there were ship
ped to Independence, coming in
six large cms.
Men come with them, and keep
stirring them in .order to keep
plenty of fresh air in the cans.
The second year the trout
spawn but the increase is not as
healthy and . strong as in the
third year, when they are more
matured and produce more and
stronger young. These trout
are very small when sent out
from the government hatchery
and put in the li tic sf reams
where the larger fish will not be
so apt to kill them off.
Mr. Baker stated that the
largest per cent of fish came in
fjood condition, although a per
centage of them had died on the
road. He placed hia order some
time ago with the Oregon sena
tors and the fish were sent out
free by the governier.t, the plan
being to furnish the mountain
streams with fish as fast as possible.
WILL CONTEST ELECTION
Arthur Allen Asks for Re
count for Assessor of
We are informed that Arthur
Allen who, when the votes were
"ill counted in, was declared loser
of the election by six votes as as
sessor, has decided to ask for a
recount. lie belives
have heen made, and
Company Surveyers Start
Wednesday on Gut Off.
ABOUT 4 MILES OF NEW TRACK
is a part of the Electric line from
Eugene to Portland announced
in the Monitor several weeks ago.
Save Time in Trip to Port
land from Independence
Is Plan of Company
Just as we go to press we
learn the Eugene and Eastern
surveyors have arrived in this
locality and started at the pre
liminary survey on the cut-off
from Independence to Salem.
mistakes j The survey starts at a junction
since the I with the S. P. line below Inde-
total vote shows him to have lost jpendence and will connect with
by only six votes, it would re-1 the S. P., Falls City, and Salem
quire but a very few errors to branch at or near McNary.
change the result. Mr. Myres" ;
was his Democratic opponent at
the recent election.
" Be ye thankful" and attend
the Thanksgiving service at the
Calvary Presbyterian church,
next Sunday morning, at 11 o'
An excellent literary and mu
sical and general program is be
ing prepared and a one act dra
ma will be given at the Presby
terian annual bazaar at the Op
era house Friday evening, Dec. 6
A full program will appear next
Homer Inflicts Two Bad
Wounds on Face
CAUGHT IN TOWN TUES0AY
Don't forget that Thanksgiving
Among those attending the
0. N. S, dance Wednesday were:
Bart Mix, Rollo McKinney, Cros
by Dalton, Fay Dunsmore, Er
nest Williams, Soi Herzdg and
This Chet Henkle.
Mr. McDonald of WW rich
Ranch assaulted by Tom
LIKE POLK COUTY BEST
Kansas Fecpls CeciSalo Local?-
W I til u5
Mrs. John Ground aid daugh
ter Ruth, and Mrs. JJ-.v. Kur-rch
and son, of Wich-n. K.-msns. re
visiting at the hone of F. V
Ground and wife, of near But-na
They are so well nl"fts."J with
Polk county and tl-e VHihrn.-'tti'
valley, tint the fanrliea have
b-.h decided t leave Kanr-n -; f -r
good and locate in this se--f;..n.
1144 Feet of Cement Walks
to be Built at Once
The new addition platted last
week, just east of Ash creek has
been named "Rosedale Addi
tion" ana consists of 14 lots.
Mr. C. W. Bide, the cement con
tractor, has started putting ce
ment walks in the addition and
will lay 1144 feet of cement walk
this winter. The addition was
surveyed ou by county surveyor
Suver, who has been platting
out the addition for record in the
ire Cleaning up,
Planting Flowers, Im
proving O. T. Solio is working in his
V U1U Hi;
i l it.
W. T. .
up his y.
iug it up
:!us a pre
Mrs. Martha Simpsou.
Mrs. Martr.a Simp.vn,
vears and 1-i days, died
o'd home near Airli" Friday
morni'g, of senility.
Martha Jackson was born in
Franklin county, Term., Novem
ber 8. 181.. In 1830 she. moved,
with her parents, to Alabama,
and afU-r three years vent t
Arkansas for ten years and was
married tli' -re to I-aac MidMon
Simpson on August 1G. 1S41.
They moved to Misuari aod re
mained one yaar, co.iing to Ore
gon in IS '5 by an ox team v?r
the Meek-x route. Thoy. cam
down the Colun.bi x river from
Tlv? Dalle? oia raft, lardi: .'.
near the present site of Liu r. ton, j
in the month of October, a'-d
settifi.'.;it Airlie, Polk county, j
in flowers and improv-j
He has one of nicest!
the city at,d takes pride
.'. ' : .'. v-Ai cleaning
. .: .Li , week, burning
b and reiuse, and shap-
or me winter, tie
ty residence property
and keeps it in good shape.
."irs. Geo. V. Henkle has
b-;en making a ne.v y:.rd at their
prept i ty en Hail Road street, and
hav? been planting roses and
Mr. Rice who purchased the
property just south of the M. E.
church, has been trimming up
the trees, and getting the grass
cut down ii .... -. .to fix up the
yard and improve the appear
ance of the property.
O. A. Kramer had a quantity
of soil and fertilizer hauled to
his property on Fifth street and
ii improving the yard and the
parking along thewa!ks.
J. S. P-ohannon took down his
fence, cleaned up his yard, and
is making his place more attract
ive. These are only a few of the
m my that are being improved
kii irg the early fall and winter
LET US BE THANLKFUL TODAY
Once more the pendulum of time has recorded
the complete annual circle of the dial and Thanksgiv
ing day is here to remind us that as w,e sucked we
should take stock of our success and if it is good,
then let us give thanks.
You do not have to be rich to be thankful; you do
not have to have position or power to be thankful;
you do not have to be a person gifted with Bome
great talent to be thankful; no, you can be thank f ul
if you have plenty to eat and wear, good health, true
friends and the stark of love for your fellow man.
He who walks in the field of nature, breathing
the pure atmosphere of honor and justice; who drinks
from the fountain of charity and benevolence; who
takes nourishment from honest thought and noble
action; makes his every day life a thanksgiving ser
mon to his fellow man more potent in power than
the most eloquent address that could come from hu
The gold of a Rockefeller, a Gould, a Carnagie
or n, Vanderbilt would be as tinkling brass in com
parison to the compassion and charity of the faithful
friend whose alms come unsolicited and who helps
because he, like Abou Ben Adham, loved his fellow
This day we recall to mind the little acts of the
past; and the pleasant recollection of duty well done
and faith well kept, bring thanksgiving to us and to
those who we cau count as friends.
We all belong to one big family and should not
forget, that though we may differ in religion, in poli
tics, in position and wealth, we are "men for a
that" as the great Scotch poet said. We came here
nfither with riches nor fine , clothes, education or
special marks of importance, and we hav no lasting
assurance of keeping that which we have gained by
hard labor or shrewd genius. So in being thankful
we should not overlook the fact that the power that
has made us, can also unmake us, and that we alone
are but entities that can be easily crushed beneath
the iron hand of adversity.
The God of love is a God of fairness and his child,
ren should keep their eyes and ears open to the call of
justice and the beating of that monitor found
within every man called concience.
Be thankful therefore for that which has been
good and honest and help your friends this day to be
IMPROVING RIVER DOCKS
j w'rpre sn na since
bi x dance on
L. Damon, who owns the river
warehouse and docks, is having
new piling driven along the dock
so as to improve the landing
place. A great deal of freight
is being handled by the Altona
and Graharnona to and from In
dependence and Mr. Damon de
cided to improve the landing as
much as possible.
At Calvary Presbyterian
At the Calvary Presbyterian
church, next Sunday morning,
the Thanksgiving season will
be observed by an appropriate
sermon by the pastor. E"ening
service at 7.30. A cordial invi
tation is extended to all who
have no regular place of worship
to meet with us.
II. Chas. Dunsmore, Minister.
, . -
The Ladies of the Presbyterian
Church will give their Annual
Bazaar at the Opera House, Fri
day, December 6.
The Election of officers for
Adah Chapter No. 34. 0.E. S.
oecuro Tuesday, Dec 12.
Dr. Mclntire was called to
dress two bad cuts that Mr. Mc
Donald received at the hands of
Tom Homer, an employee of the
Wigrich ranch. One of the
wounds was a four inch cut on
the back of the head, going to
the skull, the other a two inch
slash through the right cheek.
Three stitches were taken in the
Mr. McDonald, who was in
charge of the work there, dis
charged Hornet who became en
raged, and before any one could
interfere had severely wounded
The sheriff was notified of the
crime and went at once to arrest
Harper, who had skipped out
and when last seen was headed
towards Buena Vista.
It is generally thought that
Homer is demented.
Homer was taken in custody
Tuesday, while in a barber shop
getting a shave.
CARPENTERS WORKING AT
Claud Skinner, owner of the
launch, Independence, is having
the stairs and the landing at the
East Independence station im
proved this week. Purvine and
Byers are doing the carpenter
work. The passenger traffic on
the boat to the Oregon Electric
is increasing every day and
new schedule will probably be
established in a short time that
will-give the people even a bet
ter train service than they have
at the present time.
POLK COUNTY SPELL
ING MATCH NOV. 8
The position of the different
schools for 1st place, 2nd place,
and 3rd place will be given in or
der as they occur.
Class A, Comprising Schools
of more than 5 Teachers
Fourth Grade: Independence,
9G.4; Monmouth. 95.4 Dallas 90.
Fifth Grade: Independence.ab.3;
Monmouth, Falls City, 95.5 Dal-
Sixth Grade: Falls City, 96.95;
Monmouth. 95.9: Dallas, 95.6
Seventh Grade: Falls City, 98.6
Dallas, 95.4; Independence 94.6
Eighth Grade: Falls City, 9S.7;
Dallas, 98.6; Independence; 93.
Class B Comprising
Schools with from 2
to 5 Teachers In
clusive. Fourth Grade: Airlie, 99.8:
Black Rock, 99.6; Bethel, 98.3
Fifth Grade:West Salem: 98.9;
Black Rock, 98.5; Ballston, 98.4
Siith Grade: Ballston 98.75;
Rickreall, 97. West Salem, 97.2
Seventh Grade: SaltCreek.100;
errydale, 98; Mountain Vie. 97
Eighth Grade: West Salem, 98.
errydale, 96; Rickreall, 95.
Class C Comprising
Schools with only one
Fourth Grade: Lincoln, Fir
Grove, McCoy, 100; Butlar, High-
land, 99; Pioneer, 95.9 , I
Fifth Grade: Lone Star, Mistle
toe, 100; Red Prairie, 99; Crow
ley, 93. ;
Sixth Grade: Lone Star, Pion
eer, Mistletoe, 100; McCoy, 99.5;
Seventh Grade: Bridgeport,
Fairview, Lone Star, McCoy, 100;
Concord, Mistletoe, 98; Highland,
Eighth Grade: Lone Star, 100;
Fairview, 98; McCoy, 97.2.
Schools taking the high
est average for all
grades are as follows:
Falls City, 95.5; Rickreall, 96
14-25; Lone Star, 100.
The following schools
made 95 per cent or
more in the follow
Forth Grade: Ballston, Perry
dale, Rickreall, Mountain View
Red Prairie, Parker, Ward, and
Fifth Grade: Perrydale, Rick
reall and Fern.
Sixth Grade: Perrydale, Polk
Station, Montgomery. Crowley,
S e v e n th Grade: Rickreall,
Black Rock, Pedee, Red Prairie,
Harmony, Montgomery and Hop
Eighth Grade: Black Rock,
Parker, Fir Grove, and Guthrie
The spelling work this first
contest has been above what
was expected. All have taken
much interest In the work
and all schools excepting three
took part in the contest.
The next test will be held on
Friday, Dec. 20.
Every child in the school above
the third grade is expected to
take part, and we are glad to
report that all are doing so.
We would ask that all parents
encourage tneir ennaren in wis
work as much as possible.
H. C. Seymour, School Super
intendent, Polk County, Oregon.
Orenco Nursery Company
Selling Trees Here
MRS, BOWMAN BUYS 1000
BASKET BALL GAME
Juniors Defeated By Freshmen
Seniors Will Play the Win-
ners the Coming Mon
day and Good Game
Towns People Purchase
Roses, Shrubs and Trees
T. R. Weeks, of the Pacific
Nursery Company of Orenco,
Oregon, is now making Indepen
dence his headquarters, and in a
conversation with the euitor of
the Monitor this week he stated:
"This is a fine field for the
selling of fruit trees, flowers,
shrubs etc., and the people are
purchasing in both large and
small quantities for immediate
delivery." In the cits' he sold
shrubbery, rose bushes, shade
trees, etc., to J. R. Cooper, M.
Merwin, F. G. Chute, J. G. Mc
Intosh and others in Indepen
dence, while Mrs. Bowman of
Monmonth had perchased 1000
prune trees, J. E. Meeker 150,
and others had purchased up to
as high as 1000 trees in a lot,
When questioned regarding
the fruit industry, he had no
hesitancy in speaking strongly
In favor of Polk county as a
promising field for the planting
of fruit in quantities for commer
Mr. Weeks stated he would be
permanently located here until
spring soliciting and taking or
ders. The company he repre
sents has an immense acreage at
Orenco, near Hillsboro.
About 100 spectators saw a real
interesting contest Monday night
at the auditorium when tne
Sophmores and Fn?shmen team
of the I. H. S. played the Juniors
at the auditorium in a basket
ball game when the score stood
17 to 10 in favor of the former.
The game was fast and furious
and considering thoi teams, both
are new at the sport, the game
was a good one. McKinney,
Russell and Addison did some
good work for the winning team
while Swope and Richardson did
hard work for the Juniors. Hunt
ley made two baskets, Reeves,
one, Purvine one for the Juniors
while Purvine threw two on fouls j
making a total of 10. McKinney
made 5 of the baskets for the
winning team, Russell 1, Addison
and 1 on a foul, making 17. j
The winning team are to play
the Seniors at auditorium Mon
day. This will be a fcujJ k'-me
as the Seniors are mostly first
The line up w as fallow?
Sophs, and Fresh;
Mil Addition Again Attracts At
tention of Purchasers
Last week saw the sale of six
desirable lots in the new Hill ad
dition to Independence, east of
the Hii,'!i School. Ely Fluke pur
chases two lots; Clint Moore,
two lots; and J. C. Long, two
lots. It is understood buildings
will be erected on the property
in the near future.
Mr. Hill stated other sales
were pending and would be an
Will Span LaCreole and
Build Warehouse on (
Special from Eola correspon
The E. Ctemmens Horst Co.
ha3 let the contract for the build
in;r of hvi- 1 rige which will
spfin the LCreole at this place
to Mr. II. Landon wb") - ' begin
o'jerations in a : fett days, lhe
Co. bought a right-of-way from
the Eola Live Stock Co. and have
recently purchased 4 acres more
of them to build their warehouses
and :ide-tracking and it is un
derstood the S. F. C. R. R, will
bavH a flag .Ktalio i there which
will b) very convenient for the
people of this section. i