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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1909)
ChARLES COWARD HICK!
tKuierd i indepondear, Or, jot
ftubecrlptien, 1.S0 Per Year
TU tluui ia ilio umtt of in
'(( if Oregon hUh now rojuirt
(lhlrty !' notice by puMtctiou to
iegllie the ale or rtry U r IW f
to holder of ftray. It U not turh
! bad Uw for the imtIUhr. neither
would It be for the other pant- In
iho matter re tt not for the fail
;thai mot; common ayue wuld
(their lnd off la U mouths
' To ay the appropriation hUh tie
; lam session of the Oreguu l.-Riolature
t has saddled on the atale would require
5 per i-aplia from every man, oiun
and child In the male. One fifth of
that aunt front Independence added to
cuius that are available from other
source, principally the Southern Pa
cific company, would. If properly
p.nd.'d in advertising, flood the
county with Uomoseekt r. With th
bt laud allies in llu uile u:;d tin
lowest price of any notion fur that
land why should not we have them? '
It, la aKtonishlns. when we tU'.:ik
back over It, that fame for the imiiu i
for Hood River and Roruo River ap
plea was first but an assertion. It
is still but an assertion yt it is
persistently asserted that the ward1
have accumulated weight and have,
come to circulate as facts. Polk coun
ty with Its splendid soil soil easily
the cream of the Willamette valley
bas laid here wasting its opportun
ities on an Inhabitation which haa ben
sitting in "deep brown" for twenty
years, forgetful of the blessings that
nature has stowed away in this little
iieck of creation, resources and possi
bllitlea unequalled in any other part
of God's kingdom. The Enterprise
stated a year agothat j) Lh "'"til'
here to bring prosperity ; .to fyrge ,lt
out of the material atj hand, j Borne
laughed . and others . made . if . a by
word. Xever-the-less, It Is towing an
it has scarcely cast a hadow for these
who read the -iiand : fipoh the wall.
Come back in three months and sec
what Is doing1 in this country.
New mri bandiaii ia fitllu ry depart 111, f dlj-t peclal at-
telitlou I tbl
New Hulls for I-adles
New lr. i hklns
New lr. k Uood (Headsk,
, w White Good
New Clothing for Men
,. New Hats for le .t
New Suspenders ,
New Summer (Soods
Read's Dress Goods
Tht name Read's tpks far lUelf to th wJI-drted woman. We
Invite you to Inaptct Iheio goods, also or now handtoma Broadcloth
in Pink, Cream, Mod, Tan and Black. Nolo tho sal previously ad
verted on che:Wel and (Main roodi.
We have a very large assortment of the advance
Sprins styles of Men's Huts, all of the luteal shade
made on the latest, blocks.
W-k The Gordon Hat
All are liunrnnteed
The Question of
Rugs and . Carpets
& &&'-?-j if f
Will bo Yory much in evidence
cTUring tho next few months
Im'I'u'vo tin tjuoation may mot mihthh
fully Milvi'tl at mir tnie whoro beauty f o(lor
: :u tU'tsijrii (jo Ii:ukI in hand with untiisputotl
wt'iuinp; inu) ItioH in tho magnificent "Vak
Mill" lino. Vflvett, IlruHboI ami Ingrains
fn.ni Park Milln i mir h.l,hy in carpet. Wo
oravo an aiulieiictt frtm vmi n tho t-nhjoct.
The House Furnishing Company
Bo sure you coma to 177 Liberty St., Opposite Telephone Office, Salem, Ore
A Few Choice Farms
out of three hundred and fifty we have listed In the Willamette valley
' Independence should have' paved
streets. The streets are a disgrace
to the city. They will always be the
same as long as they are improved
In the manner they are now; They
are unsatisfactory and fall far short
of being inviting to newcomers. Once
paved they will be a source of pleas
ure and comfort to the city in which
every citizen ' or Iridependence will
feel a just pride.' The first cost is
practially all. The present Improve
ments require constant attention and
are never what we deserve to have.
Next summer it will be up to the city
to give them another, dose of oil, and
next winter they will be the same
dump of mud'tbAy t iU winter.
The increased business of tne insti
tutions of the city will compensate
forthe""extra-expense-of -paving -the
streets?-'5 Farmerrwill-come" to; inde
pendence wiUir tUetr trade-; when hey
see.- tfalVw t&SZ- notVdlspoised; to
pocket all proceeds... They willscome
(to feel ttie'-saiiie fAterest lif J6iri cU
that we will when these needed ir.J
provements are provided. ' Now, for
the Lord sake,' .don't 'say 'that you
an't do it. ' That word ought to b
dbselete. We are doing things now
that werejsaid ai .few" mpnth agd tb
1jj impossidle. It is not impossible;
jf is a demand'.
s The successful ' organizations of the
ijidependencei Commeraiai .Club which
has been accomplished by a -few. of
the public spirited citizens of this city
and which has resulted in the faceof
most strenuous opposing . influences,
la a mark of courage and indomiatbl4
will on the part of the prime mover!
in the project, j As suprising as it maj
seem, there are still some men hold'
Ing out against the organization, soma
of whom will receive the most benefit
from the work of the club. It is disp
couraging. It is disheartening. With
a country teeming with possibility on
the one hand and a people" of
Indolence and inactivity on the other,
la it any wonder that Independence
and, indeed,. Polk, county should have
suffered her opportunities - to have
gone uninvested by men of means and
business intelligence. In Independ
ence they split on hairs, in other
communities, more favored with spir
it of co-operation, works are organized
and great deeds accomplished on less
But there is a satisfaction in the
fact that when the harvesttime return
to the works of the pioneers of such
organizations the always benevolent
evolution of the affairs cf men will
operate that he who held out longest
in opposition to community progress
will have accomplished conversion in
time to be in the lime-light of public
"work. ' With removed hats the people
say: "Behold the worker of public
weal." It has always been so, and so
it will ever be. All workers cf great
.reforms have invested their, lives . in
obscuritybut their great names in
the worshipful memory of posterity.
100 acres. 1 4 mile north-oust of
Monmouth. Land level, well drain-
ed.black soil and all in cultivation.
All fenced. Price, $60 an acre with
terms, one-half cash
28 u. acres. 34 mile north-weal of
Monmouth. 71i acres of Italian
prunes, 4li acres clover, balance
cleared and In pasture. Fenced and
crossed-- fenced with woven wire.
Small house and barn. 34 mi!"s to
-school! Phone connections. Price.
JHOO. ?!WI cash and terms.-'- :
243', acres, 2 miles north of .Mon
mouth. All under cultivation, new
8-room house, cost $1j00. Parn CO
feet square. Numerous other build
ings. Two good wells', 'family or
chard. 20 years old . and in Kd
condition. La nd slightly rolling,
soil black. 1 mile from school. : All
under fence, wire and board. Price
,. $0.1 an .acre. Terms. ;,
225 acres, miles south of Inde
pendence;, j '-All under,: cultivation
but 5 acres of ah timber. Modern
8-room house in , best ;of condition,
large barn, new : granary, windmill
and tank house. Four, acres, family j
orchard. Woven wire fences,; n,ear- j
ly new. Water pipes . into house
burn and hog house. Land rolling.
soil black, lusurance on buildings
J1600. Price, $17,487.- , . .
2Sj acres, l'i miles west "of Mon
mouth. 20O acres In ' cultivation.
balance In timber and pasture:' 1
' spring and 2 wells. Fire acres of
orchards Lnnd slightly rolling, soil
r black.' " Good Improvements Two
" "miles "fo college. All tinder fence
In'good condition. Connty foad on
: 2 sides. Can divide place: Price $60
' an acre. '"': i il" -"r " '
227 acres, 8 miles south of Sheridan.
100 acres under cultivation, 20 acrea
in hops(i trellised, 37 acres in tama
grass pasture,' 100, acres open tim
ber, suitable for ties and . pilings.
Land easily , farmed. (. Four good
springs, three acres in . orchard, in
good condition .modern , 8 room
house, barn 40x60,' 24 foot hop
house complete, milk house, smoke
house and wash house., .All build
ings sided with rustic and painted,
.Within 1 mile of, graded school,
church, store and postoffice. Daily,
mail service... Price. $32.i0 an acre,
Vi cash, balance,; sultj purchaser.
r y, ; r
Olmstead Land Company
. i' ri T.'j ,. . - ;.
Represented by W.
A.' TUCKER, Monmouth jOregom'
heavy" High top - shoes and
.1 n .in.
.Heavy Dress Shoes
, : ,;, -id r
Citile Palace fjotel
r.. anaCCCCC' ' "';
T. Ul. Crcanor, Prcprlctor
CareTully Supplkd CaW. Special Jlttcntlon to Commercial trade.
Another Large Shipment of
- O u r - c n ti re f ro n t - vv i n d ovvs a re filled vvit h new -bca u
tiTiil o-amof alFc " We are now showing
KJ l Villi. in ' w, v' i. - - j t t' 2Ai'' k 1 ' ' H !
218 go-carts, last year sold "393and "this year we wlsli
to double the amount. In order to do this we are
in the country, and we sell them at the very lowest
possible price. , It will pay you, to look, them over
and judge for yourself. 1 1 We will also 'have a splendid
line of higngrade furniture to se
lect from. ; We will always be glad to shovV you our
line, and at all times convince you that we1 sell at the
lowest possible price. We are offering a collapsible
go-cart withhood,lLcompleteTruplendid.cart... for
$6. This cart is sold at any other store in the country
for not less than $10. Remember? its 371 Court St.
zk vX& s & 1:11 b n b i nm'd ft$xiL
The matter of the low rates from the . Failure of , the , legislature, to vote
East which wlil be taken advantage "appropriations for, the normal schools
of by colonists the first of March has is the, hardest, blow to the education
been called to the attention of the al institutions of Oregon ., that,; has
constituency of the Enterprise. We ever been dealt. -It affects not only
repeat it again this week for the the normal schools, but every, school
reason that the time, is almost ! of the state, from the smallest to, the
at hand. Mention has been made of largest. It is nothing short ofacalam-
this matter a number of times, with ity and is an act of which few states
what effect we do not know, but it of the union would be guilty.
is to be hoped the suggestion of the! ; ....
Enterprise that everybody write a let-1 Looking upon advertising as an ex-
ter to some eastern friend or relative j pense, whether necessary or
telling of these reduced rates and the
opportunity thai it gives to see the
great Willamette valley has been act
ed upon. If you have delayed in
this matter do it now. It will be a
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, 1908 Taxes Now Due
A list of 1908 taxes are now at the
Polk County . . Bank at Monmouth,
where the taxpayers may make pay'
merit and save a trio to Dallas; .38-40
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.
The above is the name of a Germa
chemical, wMch is one of the many
valuabe ingredients of Foley's Kid
ney Remedy. Hexamethylenetetramin
is recognized by medical text books
not1 and authorities as a uric acid solvent
is following the wrong principle, says j and antiseptic for the urine.' lake
the Oregon Tradesman. Advertising! Foley's Kidney Remedy as ' soon a.3
is an investment, and one of the most ' you notice any irregularities, and a
essential of all of them. There may ' vol- a serious malady. P. M. Klrk
have been days when It was not lanu.
favor to your friends and justice to ; necessary for the successful conduct-!
the Willamette valley, and Independ-1 Ing of business, but those days have '
ence particularly. Do it now. I gone by. "'
for the Indepen-
POLK COUNTY BANE
. Monmouth, Oregon
gJS'.-;' iv i U.ttUv.j' i;lii.-- !
Paid Capital,' $30,000.00 Transacts a General Banking Business
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
J. H. Hawley, Pres. J. B. V. Butler, Vice Pres. Ira C. Powell, Cash.
- F. S. Powell. J. B. .Stump. I. M. Simpson.
FARM J1ND FIELD SEEDS
This Is our specialty. We carr y a complete stock and reclean
all the grain and farm seeds that we sell. You will find our . ?
prices right. Also a complete stock of ' ; ;' ; ' ! ,' ' 1 ; ;
GARDEN SEEDS IN BULK
Do not buy package seeds as y iu do not know how old they are, as
the dealer sends them out until sold. Send for our new catalogue
It's free. x
BSCommj-relMHtrcet ' SALES!, OREGON
D. A. WHITE & SONS,