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INDEfNDINCI, ORIOON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1IM
jaT-j-jm.-i . J' J
MANY PROMOTION WORKERS OF
STATE WILL BE HERE
Enthusiasm for Organltatlon of In
dependence Commercial Club Con
tinual to Crow and Sprtad Among
the Buslneia Man of tha City.
Nt Momluy iiIkIiI In Hi' f
th atploiidtd tmnuiU't whli h id to be
given to the bimliH'KB ini'ii of Imlo
poml.'liro. It In Intended to make
tliU event tho neatest In I ho hi"
tory or tliu city in th way of a !"
quel. Tim demand for tli orximlwt
Hon Ih mo K' lx ritl tint t II In iiIiikihI
bii ImpoHhlliillty to find h nutii who Ih
opposed to llio lllllll. It Im a matter
of loiiKraiuluilon to every cliUeii of
tho town 'hut the iril feel an they
do In the mutter.
Opinion of prominent men of Indep
endence point to tun certulnty of the
linens of tho orKiinUiitlon. They
have beKUii to 8ay less and lean
about tho fullurei of tho past. It Ih
unfortunate, that Independence should
huvo failed In no many attempt to
orKimUe a commercial unit, and still
more bo many other eiiterpi iHes huve
failed only to add to the emliarniHH
ment of worthy uiidenikliiK willed
ordinarily should prove a bh-HsIng to
the community. Hut the people of
Independence seem deteriulned now
to make a success of this movement
for ornaiily.nl Ion. They seem to think
that tho time tins come for advance
ment to hkher und better UiIiim for
this city. Indeed, It appears that we
are on the verge of great pnHj)erlty
and that within a few months our
cliy shall see a ureal influx of
Eastern emigration and honi'seekers
generaly from all parts of the state
coming to this, tho mom promising
section of the Htate of Oregon.
Every physical condition Is in favor
of Independence over any other locu-
ltv in tho valley
With tho best land
comprising as it docs, a diversity of
a. .11 ii.... nt r,- nilimfu If In trow-
DUII Ml win J .....,. n I
In of a multiplicity of products, why
should we not forgo to tho front rank
. i, i
It Is expected that a number of the
foremost publicity promoters of t-.c
,ai win be here next Mov'.py niV.
and will invest the meeting and ban
ouet with kireat enthusiasm. Tom
Richardson is sure to be hero, and
ln..hntln..a hnva hann Bonl tn a number
lutlinuuuo uwiowvvu Hv....w I
of others. Ralph Hoyt, cashier of the
Merchants National Bank of Portland
and president of the Portland Rose
Carnival Association is expected, also
Wm. McMurray, General Passenger
Agent of the Southern Pacific Com
pany. An Invitation is also extended
to Governor Chamberlain, and Col. E.
Hotter, "booster" of Salem is sure
to be present.
Here are some of the men who
are Interested in the movement for
organization and who are working
In every way to make tho splendid
succoss that it deserves. A number
of the farmers of nearby have ex
pressed their approval and will join
heartily in union with the city in pro
moting the welfare of our country.
Read what the following men have to
say of the project:
"I am heartily in favor of the club"
says Dr. Hewitt, "It's the success
of a town.You will notice that all the
little towns of the valley that have
organized their push clubs have come
to, tho front."
"Yes, I regard it as being the best
interest of the town. I am heartily
li. favor of the Commercial Club"
G. A. Wilcox.
"For the sake of the efforts that you
are making for Independence and the
community I want to say that I shall
do everything that I can to help you
i ih? work of building a commerc
ial club. You' are doing great work
for Independence and it should be
appreciated by every man in the city"
says Mr. II. II. Jasperson, the un
dertaker. "In unity there is strength
and in order to accomplish any un
dertaking for the city of Independenc
it is necessary first to organize that,
we can act as one man. I am sure
that every citizen of the town will
be out to attend the banquet Monday
night. I am much interested in the
"Wp need the organization," said
W.W.Porcival. "We need it in order
mhWn action in all mat-
ters of public interest. The citizens
of Indepetideiicn ahoiild ortiiilt Into
a rum inert UI unit. It la aotuethliiK
that wo aro In urgent need of, I
have aeen by your pM-r what others
have had to my In lam wi-ek'a lue
and I will auy that I Indorsa I he
mov. Tim work Is progretodnit alon
'Independence ought to hn benefitt
ed by healthy cooperation of every
oiin In the orsnnltutlon of a com
mercial club, or development league,
or whatever It shall be called. There
Is not no much In a name or In the
rooms occupied as there Is In the
spirit In which tho movement Is un
dertaken. Independence has a fine
locution and I bellevo a surprising
growth will result from wise, advi
tlslng, backed up properly by th
i tut i-iiiiuiiuiilty." Jt.
Kirk, Principal of Independence l'u
'it Is cerlalnly the proper move f
the people (if this town to lake," sal
W. A. McHsncr. "In my mind there
are fcollig to he lots or people come
rroui the Kant to this valley and tin
Ichm Hie people wake up and do
something they are going to be let
down and out. This town has no ad
wrtlHlng at, all audit Is necessary th
tho people ''o something to head cast
ern emigration this way. Tho town
Is situated better than most other
tcwiis or tho Willamette valley, mid
consider that tl Is up to the citizens
at this time to' make It a live, pro
sperous city. A Kood live commercial
club will bo more towards thin end
than anything else."
Mr. ('has. K. I licks. Chairman,
I have yours of the Cth Inst., and
thank you very much for the Invita
tion to be present at your business
men's banquet on Monday evening,
The writer will try ir possible to
he present personally but If ho should
not be able to he with you ho will try
und have a representative of the Hose
Festival Association present.
Hoping to be with you that even
ing, I remain.
Very truly yours,
H. W. Hoyt .
John M. Scott, Assistant General
Passenger Agent of the Hiirrimnn
lines In Oregon, lias written this of
fice that he will have Win. B. Wells,
of the publicity department of the
Southern Pacific Company, here to
meet wmi us on wie niBui u.c u..
huet.. It was hoped that Mr. Me-
Murray would bo ablo to be here, but
:e is in mo cast i -
Mr. Wells has consented to come In
DOWN BY TROLLEY CAR
m , .
Post Was Former Resident of This
B. A. Post, brother of F. F.
Post, a wealthy lumber dealer of Port
land, Oregon, was struck by an east
bound Boyle Heights car last even
ing and severely Injured. Physicians
stated today that he had slight chanc
Mr. Post attempted to pass in
front of the car when it was running
at high speed. He was blinded by
the headlight and was struck by the
fender and hurled to the pavement,
striking on his head. The injured
man was taken to the Receiving
Hospital unconscious. He sustained
a severe fracture of the skull, a frac
ture of the Jaw and serious internal
Edward A. Post, mentioned in the
foregoing dispatch from Los Angeles
California, is well known to many of
the residents of this county. He is
a nephew of T. J. Frier of this
city and has a brother in Salem, F.
F. Post. These men were born in
Polk county, and are sons of one of
the oldest pioneers of this county.
Pioneer Laid to Rest
Mrs. Mary Persival died at the
home of Mrs. J. G. Riggs in Salem
on the 3d Inst.
She was born in Johnson county,
Missouri, April 5, 1830. She married
Wm. Percival on the same date in
1848 with whom 'she crossed the
plains three years later. She had
been a continued resident of Polk
county for almost fifty-seven years,
having removed to the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. G. Riggs at Salem
about four months ago. There were
seven children to the union: Mrs. J.
G. Riggs of Salem; Mrs. T. J. Fryer
of Independence; M. F. Percival of
Monmouth; R. M. Percival of Walner
Idaho.and W. W. Percival of Inde
pendence. Mrs. George A. Ford and
Emma Percival are deceased child-
ren. The husband of the deceased
PRESIDENT'S COUNTRY LIFE COM
MISSION MAKES REPORT
An Epltoma of tha Report, Which Re
flect True Conditions of Country
Life, Tooether With th President'
Comment on th Report.
Following is the report of the Coun
try Llf Coinuilshlon which has Just
been turned over to President Roose
velt. This report as printed here is
epitomized but contain tho full ker
nel of meat :
The Commission' KepoH
That .agriculture in the tnll-d
States, taken aliog" ther, Is pronp r
ous commercially, when measured by
conditions that have obtained In pre
That country people are producing
ast quantities of supplies for food,
shelter, clothing, and for-use in the
That country homes are Improving
in comfort, attractiveness and health
fulness. That the farmer Is almost necess
arily handicapped in the development
of his business because his capital is
small and tho volume of his transact
ions limited, and he usually stands
practically alone against organized
That the unattached man has prob-I'-ms
that government should under
stand. That the reasons for tho lack of a
highly organized rural society are:
Lack of knowledge on the part of
the exact agriculture conditions and
possibilities of their regions.
Lack of good training for country
life In the schools.
Handicaps placed on the farmers as
against established business systems
and Interests, which prevents him
from securing adequate returns for
his products, depriving him of bene
Its which would result from unnion
opolized rivers and tho good that
would come from the use of great
tracts of agricultural land now held
for speculative purposes.
That some of the remedies lie with
the National Government, some with
the states.somo with voluntary organ
izations, and some with individuals
That a broad campagin of education
should be undertaken until the whole
people are informed on the subject of
That the level of country life is
high as compared with any preceding
time or with any other land.
That there is discontent in the coun
try, but farmers are not so prone to
move to the city as formerly.
That the object of the commission
is not to help the farmer raise bet
ter crops, but to call attention to op
portunities for better business and
better living on the farm.
That an organized co-operative sy
stem is the form of business comblna
tion the farmers need.
That the department of Agriculture
should become In fact a Department
of Country Life.
That the Immediate needs of coun
try life are: Effective co-operation
among farmers; new kinds of schools
in the country, which shall teach the
children as much outdoors as indoors,
better means of communication includ
ing good roads and a parcels post.
Makes Remarkable Record
New subscriptions are coming in to
this off ice at the rate of twenty-five to
the month. We are astonished at the
gains. There is only one way to ac
count for it that we know of. It must
be the amount of good reading matter
that we publish. The home news ser
vice of the Enterprise amounts, on
the average, to that of the other thre
papers of the county combined. The
greatest gains were during the month
of January. The count from January
15 1909, to February 8, 1909 was ex
actly thirty-four. This lacks a week
of being a month.
Notice is hereby given that the
county superintendent of Polk county
will hold the regular examination of
applicants for state and county papers
t the Court House at Dallas, Oregon
For State Papers
Commencing Wednesday, Fub. A
1909 at 9 o'clock A. M. and continu
ing uutll galurday, Fab. 13, I'." J ui I
Wednesday Peniuatikulp, HUtory
Spelling, Pbystral CuoKraphy, H-ai
Thursday Written Arithmetic.
Theory of Teaching. Grammar, Book
keeping, physics, Civil Government.
rridsy Physiology, Geography.
i xttion. Algebra, isngnsn
lure. School Law.
Saturday Botany, Plane Geome
try, General History.
For County Paper
Commencing Wednesday, Ffcb. 10.
at 9 o'clock A. M. and continuing un
til Friday. Feb. 12. 1909 Bt 4 P. M
eduesday Penmanship, History
Orthography, Reading, Physical Geog
raphy, Thursday Written Arithmetic,
Theory of Teaching, Grammar, 1'hyi.i
Friday Geography, School Law, j
Civil Government, Eiigllsh Literature, j
Yours truly, I
II, C. SEYMOUR, j
School Superintendent Polk county,
Oregon. . i
January 23, 1909.
HONOR LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
Young Mens' Republican Club of Sa
lem Will Banquet
Tho hundredth anniversary of the
Martyred president, Abraham Lincoln,
will bo observed at Salem, by the
Young Men' Republican Club and
their friends tonight. A delegation
from Independence will attend this
banquet.Promlnent after-dinner speak
ers from all over the state are ex
pected to be present. Col. Mercer
of Eugene will be the pincipal speak
er of the evening. Col. Mercer en
Joyed a long personal acquaintance
with Abraham Lincoln.
Col. Mercer spent a large part of
his life in secret service, holding com
missions from five presidents, and
was In personal charge of Lincoln's
body-guard at the time of his assass
ination, says Salem Statesman. He
also led iu the chase after the mur
derer. He Is thus one of the best
posted men In the country on this sub
ject, and promises such an address as
has not before been heard in Salem.
It is expected that there will be
400 plates at the banquet, which will
be In the Willamette hotel. A splen
did musical program has been
Harney County Invites Portland
A speeclal committee form Burns,
In Harney county consisting of Messrs
Wm. D. Hanley, J. W. Gowan and
G. A. Smith extended to the business
men of Portland, at the Commercial
Club luncheon Tuesday, an Invitation
to organize a great excursion party
early in the spring to visit Harney
Foley's Honey and Tar clears the
air passages, stops the irritation in
the throat, soothes the inflamed mem
branes, and the most obstinate cough
disappears. Sore and inflamed lungs
are healed and strengthened, and the
cold is expelled from the system. Re
fuse any but the genuine in the yel
low package. P. M. Kirkland.
It Was Hit.
Homer Davenport'B story of his boy
hood life in Oregon begun in the Jan
uary issue of Human Life made the
hit that was predicted for it and Mr.
Davenport sustained his reputation
for humor and wit and his ability to
entertain. See our ad.."The Oregon
Magazine Hit of 1909" on another
page. It will pay you to read it. It
is given absolutely free with a year's
subscription to the Enterprise during
the month of February and March.
Pay a year in advance and get the
Loses Horse in Runaway
A disastrous runaway occurred Sat
urday when a team belonging to John
Moyer, of Polk county became fright
ened at the switch engine on Church
and Trade streets and re down the
street, colliding with a telephone pole
on the corner of State and Church
streets with such force as to kill one
of the animals, says the Capital Jour
nal. The other horse, the main
cause of the runaway, received no in
jury at last. Statesman.
The recent floods in Califor' i;',
have ruined about $50 000 worth of
salt manufacturing , material. It will
be about two years before the com
pany recover their former position.
Subscribe now for the Indepen
Spring Dress Goods
ARE NOW READY
They're all new hh Lonpht for this season's trade
We havent a yard of laat yeir' noveltle In th house.
The Novelty Dress Goods
This H-asHii neal to the good taste of re-lin-l
ilres-sciH There V nothing gaudy in
Fancv Weaves in Solid Colors
rrcdotiiinatu hut we also rhow a splendid
n-:-oi tineiit f rtvlieh color, coinhinations
in the pastel tradings which harmonize
Satin Finished Wool Fabrics
Are extremely fashionable. You'll find
our display of Rpring dress goods in btrict
accord with style tendencies.
There Will Be a Greater Demand
'l itis spring for hih class dress goods on
account of the Seattle fair and choice pat
terns will he scarce later in the season.
There is already a shortage in the whole
sale market of desirable fancies. It will
be to your interest to buy early while the
assortment is complete.
OUR PRICES ARE BASED ON THE SPOT CASH PLAN. THAT rS
WHY WE UNDERSELL "REGULAR STORES.'
BARNES' CASH STORE
E. T. BARNES, PROPRIETOR
SALEM, : ORECON
WILL RESULT FROM LOW RAIL
ROAD RATES TO COAST
School Children of Portland Will Be
Asked to Write to Their Eastern
Friends, In Co-Operation With Bus
iness Men of That City.
The business men of Portland have
adopted a novel Idea as a means of
advertising to the East the proposal
of the railroads to put into effect low
rates to the West during the months
of March and April. They have de
legations to all the schools of Port
land to talk to the pupils upon the
importance of their co-operation with
the business interests in helping to
increase the travel which will come
as aresult of the one-way colonists'
The boys and girls in attendance
upon the schools will be asked to
write to their relatives, acquaintances
and friends living in the older states,
regarding these rates, and also to
give their impressions of Oregon as
they know it. Already a number of
of other cities and towns throughout
Oregon have decided to adopt this
date, and it is hoped that not less
than fifty thousand school boys and
girls throughout the state may be in
duoed to write letters. If they do,
no one can estimate the value of this
advertising vehicle, as the great ma
jority of these letters will be read
and re-read again and again.
This is a matter that should come
up at the commercial club here Mon
day night. Every man, woman and
child should address a letter to some
Eastern friend calling attention to
these low rates to the Pacific coast.
Within the past week announcement
has been made that in addition to the
$25.00 fare from Missouri River points
$30.50 from St. Louis and $33.00 from
Chica :o, a proportionate rate is good
from cv ry point in the United States.
For instance. New York $50.00, Boston
$49.45. Cleveland $39.75, Birmingham
$40.25, and Jacksonville $50.75 are
given as illustrations.
The Portland Commercial Club has
now in the hands of the printers, leaf
lets giving facts about the city and
state in addition to these rates, and
these will be distributed at each and
all of the schools. Samples of these
leaflets are available to any reader
of this paper. Oregon should get
thirty thousand new settlers during
March and April.
Kodol is a combination of all the
natural digestive juices found in an
ordinary healthy stomach, and it will
digest your food in a natural way.
Pleasant to take. Sold by The Wil
liams Drug Co.
Independence, Ore., Jan. 1, 1909.
Notice Is hereby given that I hare
this day sold my drug store to The
Williams Drug Co. All outstanding
accounts up to and including date of
this notice are due and payable to
me at the office of The Williams
Drug Co. All accounts owing by me
will be paid on presentation of bill
at said office of The Williams Drug
Co. 32-6 D. G. DOVE.
Representative in this vicinity,
male or female. Those willing to
hustle can earn from $100 to $125
monthly. Experience not necessary.
Address Northwestern Specialty Co.
501, 502, 504 Board of Trade, Port
A business directory of each city,
town and village In Oregon and
Washington, , giving a descriptive
sketch of each place, together with
the location and shipping facilities
and a classified directory of each
business and profession. R. L. Polk
& Co., Inc., Seattle.
Floyd and Herbert Dove, nephews'
of our townsman, D. G. Dove, who
have been stopping in this neighbor
hood for a month or so, departed last
week for Portland and the Sound
' Mrs. G. A. Wilcox and Miss Burton
were visitors to Salem Saturday. Mrs.
Wilcox went to see off her friends,
Mr and Mrs Iugalls.