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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (June 18, 1909)
INDEPENDENCE. OREUON. FRIDAY, Jl'NB II, 1MI
WILL 0L0 TOWN
STAND FOR TAX
IOME ARCUMINTI FOR MAYOR
VETO OF MEASURE
North Independence It Asked to Pay
Taaee for Municipal Improvemente
In Which Sh Will Bt Denied Priv
ilege of Sharing Santa.
The Knterpriae, Id klnif to -t
the facta aa to toe prem-nt alattia
of the eewer ayatcm proportion for
Independence, baa axked Mayor Jonee
for a etalement of he manor. The
Eulcrprtae la doing- thia wltb the hot
that no controvi-my will grow out of
It, but that the people ran have the
facta aa to tbe true standing of the
matter at thin time. The mayor baa
been kind enough to do tbla and the
aamu ia herewith given, hih It la
hopi'd will allow all people a thor
ough undemanding of the mutter.
' Following la th mayor's Interview:
"Over fmir yeara ago, by a vole of
three to one, the people of Indepen
dence voted for a gravity water yn
tem to be owner by the city. Through,
the efforts ofCounclluien VV. VV. I'ercl
val.Joe Hubbard and Mayor i'adlork,
the city purchased valuable wai-r
rights, three and a hair mile nouth
Of Independence, at an elevation of
over two hundred feet above t.)e
dlnanc for a Newt-rag ayatein that
doe not run to thWr property. In
other worda one fourth of tbe people
are to be taixd for twenty yeara to
pay for a eeworega fur their neigh
bor In' Houlh Independetn'e,
"Thla la certainly claaa leglalallon.
Noriti ludependenre la now taxed and
la compelled to pay ber portion of th
ence doea not get any benefit there-
clly'a water bill. Yet North Id depend
from, even belna- refuaed fire protee
lion aa provided for In auld contract,
although they have Ionic ago petition
ed the council for f lr protection.
"I believe In the right of petition;
I believe In equal and JilM repre-
aentntlon aa well aa uniform taxation.
! want water and aewer tyiitem, but
I want each and every property owner
to pay for bla aewerage and tbe wa
ter tnnt bo UMeH,
"My reaxona for vetoing the ordi
nance, other than herein mated and
contained In the veto, were:
"lat The ordinance doea not recite
the Icglttlatlve act, granting the city
of Independence Ita charter and the
amendment! thereto, which I con
aldered neceanary In order that the
ordinance be legal and the bonds
"2d The council bad employed and
paid Mr. (Jeimner, an engineer of
Salem. Oregon, to mirvty and ma!i
extimates of the coat of putting In
the main sewerage, tli people to
lay for their own lut-ials liih
aaid eHliuiatc, ho filed in the re
corder's office, was for $K0i0, while
the ordinance vetoed by me was for
$17,000, a Hum $')uou greater than
Mr. (IcHHner's cHilinate.
CITV FULL OF
GRAND STAND FILLED
first Day of Independence Driving
Club Meet Indicate That Race
Will Be More Largely Attended
Than Ever. Many Fast Horses.
The Pounb Annual Meet of the In
dependence Driving Club opened ya
terday afternoon with a fair attend-
grass being wet the martin skidded.
In eurh a manner that the bub of
back wheel came In contact with
4 telephone pole.
The machine waa badly wrecked.
The driver waa badly shook up as
Did Not Enter Mis Horses
Our fellow townsman, C. A. Mc
Laughlin, cam home from Corvallla ,
last week madder titan a wet ben.
lie took number of horses down
there Intending to enter them In the
races which were held tbe last three'
daya of the w eek under the auspl-:
clea of the Corvallla Driving Clubj
Association. From Mr. McLaughlln'a
version of the affair somebody tried
to hand blm a package that be didn't j
care to stand for. Tbe trouble arose
I OVKf til rill ftf t htt AHMTU-lllf lin ffOV.
The Season for
We're showing the correct shapes in
Men's Boy's Straw Hats
ance for the flrat day. and the Indl-j ernlng weights, the condltlona be
cations are that it will be a success. Ing such that if be enetred bla horses
FOR DRESSY WEAR, as well as full line for rougher service.
GENUINE HIGH GRADE PANAMA HATS FOR MEN AT $4-50.
"Regular Stores" ask 30 to 40 per cent more for the aame quality.
This year we have unusual values In Men's Harvest Hats at 25c
and we have the best line of Mioses Sailor Hats at 25c that you've
In every respect. Wltb the excep
tion of one harness race all the ev
ents wlil be started with full entries
Among tbe list of homes entered will j
which are of light weight be would
have to carry so much extra weight
that he would have little chance to
win over other homes entered.
He Intimates "that of all the be
te found some of the speedleat that ngs not equipped with long ears and
follow the NortbweBt circuit which double back kneed legs, those who
extends from Hutte, Montana, to Los had the management of the racing
Angeles, California. at CorvallU In hand were the
lletildes horses from the home sta- babies."
bles of racers that have been enter- -
ed, which comprise those of C. A. Could Not Be Better.
McLaughlin. It. Dickinson, W. Shlnn. n0 one hag eV(,r niade , ,ajvo 0nt.
P. M. Kirkland and A. Dyers will be taont, lotion or balm to compare with
found horses from the stables of (. Eucklen's Arnica Salve. Ifa the one
F. Drown of Corvallla, K. W. Davids perfect healer of CuU, Coma, Burns,
of Walla Walla. F. I h avener and W. Bruises, Sores, Scalds, Bolls, Ulcers,
W. Cardwell of Roseburg. A. T. Doyn- Fczema. Salt Rheum. For Sore Eyes,
ton of Loh Angeles. H. U. Cox. Billy Cold Sores. ChaPDed Hands It's su-
As to the legality of the o.HU.nncei . h (J R Sawyt... D,eme. infallible for Plies.. Only 25c
But these men were unable to. this la a matter upon which attorneys w Portland Tr R at all druueista.
FOR MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN. You'll find eur new line
made of exceptionally good leather. The upper are cut so that the
aides of th foot are protected as welt as th sole. They're solid
comfort for Summer wear.
Ladies' Summer Underwear
Sleeveless Vests, Short Sleeve Vests and Long Sleeve Vests with
Pants to match in ankle length, Close fitting knee length and lace
trlmmed loose knee length.
A good assortment of EXTRA SIZE VESTS AND PANTS FOR
ei uu unuiHiinr iiiiuomi i"" iwuii.i. nngni (nil T. I fie ordinance was umwii
for municipal ownership of this apleie" by tt competent attorney of Dallas,
did proposition for the people of In- but we do not think that the commit
depemlence and the matter is still tee gave him all the facts in the
alucplug. Later on the council cn-. case. The city charter had been
tered into a contract with the Wlllam amended by a vote of the people
ette valley company, in wliith tile and , -bang m li.nl Ik-mi made the in
laid company wan to furnlKh water forma; ion of which the attorney did
to the city for five years. The peoule nt p hwvh.
know ami the recordH show that this "1 hii.e no personal interest In the
company lias failed to live up to lis wal.r or sewerage - question other
agreement. itlmn t'n-.t. of any otht r citizen and to
"Last December, during my absence carry out th wls)i:s of the people
from the city, at a citizin's meeting, : Hnd ti see that every citl.en gets a
I was nominated for mayor. When I .square deal whether he lives In
returned I slated publicly, through- ' (Continued on last puef
the columns of the Enterprise, thitj
I hail not sought the office and if
elected I would use all lionoral,
means to establish a gravity wut.
and aewerage system and that if the
Young and Perry .Mauzey of Sa-
This will not interest you if you ar
worth fifty thousand dollars, but if
you are a man of moderate means
and cannot afford to employ a physi
cian when you have an attack of
diarrhoea, you will be pleased to
know that one or two doses of Cham-
people did not want this, not to vote
for mo. Thereafter being elected
without opposition, I took it that the
people wanted a mountain gravity wa
ter system to be owned by the people
and a good and sufficient sewerage
aystem as advocated by me In the
"Therefore, at the first regular
meeting of the council after taking
the position of mayor, I Introduced
a resolution asking the council to
pass an ordinance to bond the city
for a gravity water system, also ask
ing in said resolution that the city
be bonded for the sum of $8000 for
a sewerage system, estimates being
n file in the recorder's office with
maps thereof showing that the water
mains could be put in for $8000
which estimates were made by order
Cf the city council by M. Gessner.an
engineer of Salem, Oregon.
"The part of this resolution relat
ing to the water system was on mo
tion stricken out, and the balance of
the resolution, applying to the sew
erage system, was passed and a com
mittee was appointed to employ an
attorney to draft an ordinance under
"Thia committee, after a delay of
several weeks brought in an ordin
ance proposing to bond the city for
117,000 for the purpose of sewering
the city. The ordinance passed its
first, second and third reading on the
aame night that it was introduced,
not giving any notice to the peoplt ,
of the character of the ordinance un-1
til it was passed. I never saw the
ordinance or a copy of it until it was
presented to me for my signature.
"The plans and maps made by the
W.W. Peril nl returned home from
Corvallis laHt Tuesday morning from
attendance at the first meet of the
Corvallis Driving Club Association. It
was a three days meet and he says
the attendance was good with excep
tion of the first day. The management
spared no pains to cater to the rac
ing game and that every event was
pulled off as advertised, and that be
sides the regular events several spec
ial purses were hung up the last day
of the meeting. All purses were paid
in fiill and all horsemen who entered
in the races were well pleased with
the treatment accorded them by the
Mr. Feroival was represented in
two of the events and carried off
first money in each. In speaking of
t'he meet as a whole Mr. Percival
says that taking into consideration
that it was the first meet of the as
sociation it was adecided success and
he predicts a blight future for the
Corvallis association, of which J. N.
McFadden is president and L. Baker
He further states that all the
horses in attendance at the Corvallis
meet have arrived in this city and
will take part In the races now "be
ing held in this city.
lem, G. A. Young and Peter Cook of ,f You Are Wopth $5000o Don't Read
Rlckreall, J. J. Thurston of Suver, O.
A. McEllroy of Kugene, Joe Rose of
Oakland, Oregon and L. Galbreath of
The first race on the program this
afternoon is a running event, 4 fur
longs for a purse of $100, the entries
being Princes Viola, Kara Sack, Crig-
leU-h. The Councilor, Little Nell, Li- berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
ly Adams and Miss Condon. Remedy wil cure it. This remedy has
The second race is one that is ere- been in use for many years and is
ating much interest among local thoroughly reliable. Price 25c. For
horsemen, it being an event for Polk sale by P. M. Kirkland.
county horses only, mile heats, 2i
best in :!. Entries, Prince Falniont,
Dan Sherlock, Sis Bender and Sally j
The third is a trotting race, 2:17
Men's Summer Unci erwear
Why riot try one of our fine ribbed union suits? They're becom
ing more popular every season.
Barnes' Cash Store
E. T. BARNES, Pro., Salem
Women Who Are Envied.
Those attractive women who are
lovely in face, form and temper are
the envy of many, who migt be like
them. A weak, sickly woman will be
norvnne nnil Irrifntsle PnnKrinafinn nr
mi(rlnani umnlnVoH YiV t'he eOlincil And - . - . .
o..B...w v - j I Kidney poisons show in pimples,
on file showed that only a portion of(bJotcheS( gkjn eription8 ad a wretch-
the city was to be sewerea wnicn
portion was to be fully sewered and
. completed by the city by taxing .all
the property owners In the city and
leaving out all of North Independence
and a large amount of other property
ed complexion. For all such, Electric
Bitters work wonders. They regulate
Stomach, Liver and Kidneys, purify
the blood; give strong nerves, bright
eyes, pure breath, smooth, velvety
class, 2 in 3, for a purse of $150.
For this even entries are Blacksmith,
Star Light, Coma, Red Skin and Vel
ma. The fourth is a three-fourth mile
dash for a purse of $150. The en
tries are Princess Viola, Kam Sack,
Creleigh, King Kore and Pacifica.
Saturday will be the last day of
the meVt and some of the best races
on the program wlil be pulled off on
that day. The first horses to be call
ed to the post willb e those entered
In the five-eighth of a mile dash for
a purse of $100. Among the horses
that will start in this event will be
found Carl P., Princess Viola, Kam
Sack, Criglelgh, The Councilor, Lily
Adams and St. Salvinia.
Velnia, being the only horse enterid
in the trotting event in the 2:26
class, for which a purse of $150 has
been hung up, this race will probably
be called off and some other event
substituted in its stead.
In the pacing race, 2:15 class, Vj
mile heat, 2 in 3, for a purse of
$150, three horses will start, as fol
lows: Lew Miller, Zon Nort and Blue
The last race on the program is a
mile dash, tli- pir-- bel:t $1r0 and
the entries beina .:. a,h-, m Sack,
Criglei?h Axlebeu l, Little Nell and
Arrangements are being perfected
for a foot race Saturday afternoon,
between a sprinter from Roseburg
and a homeboy , for a purse of $100.
DOINGS OF FRA
HIT TELEPHONE POST
Independence lodge of the Fratern
al Union held a very interesting
meeting, both from a lodge and so
cial standpoint in their hall last
Thursday evening, the occasion be
ing the initiation of ten candidates,
four of whom came from Monmouth
and the remaining six from Independ
ence. Besides a full attendance of
the members of the lodge there were
about forty-five visiting members
from Albany and Monmouth lodges.
The Monmouth party came over on a
hay rack and those from Albany in a
four horse tallyho.
The home lodge was assisted in
the work of initiation by the visitors
State Organizer, Charles Maples, was
present and gave a very interesting
talk on the benefits and advantages
of the Union to its members. There
were also short talks by the members
from Albany and Monmouth lodges
Excellent music was furnished by the
lodge orchestra and the ladies furn
tshed an elegant lunch. Festivities
came to a close about midnight. All
present expressed themselves as hav
Ing spent a very pleasant evening
The Union now has a membership of
a hundred and twenty-five, having,
since March 1st this year, taken in
forty-two new members outside of
Monmouth. A number of candidates
will be initiated at the next meeting
of the Union.
We Undersell "Credit Stores"
Remember that the bill Collector will never bother a Cash Buyer.
HECK & FLUBACtfER, Proprietors
Fresh and Cured Meats
Fish and Game in Season
Phones, flome 610; Bell 693
Main Street Independence, Oregon
Tuesday evening, wnue on men Thd B Head
. . . I
return nome uom -: ,s. of twQ kijxia-corlcelt and tne big
Monmouth, Maurice Butler and Ryjhead that comes from a slck head.
DeArmond met with what might havej your
been a serious accident but which & gQwd &nd yQur brftin feeJ looge
terminated in the wrecking of the sore? You can cure It in no time
machine. Sligtt bruises was all thatj actjng on ,iyer wlth Bal.
happened to the boys. i aT&'a Herbine. Isn't it worth trying
The accident occurred Just outside,. th abaolut d certa, reiief
the city limits, the night being dark, i y(m,u get? SoM by Wimama Drug
POLK COUNTY BANK
Paid Capital, $30,000.08 Transacts a General Banking . Business
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
J. H. Hawley, Pres. J. B. V. Butler, Tice Pres. Ira C. Pswell, Cash.
F. S. Powell. J. B. tump. I. M. Simpson.
THE KEY NOTE TO
your pleasure may be the, fact that
you presented your music loving
daughter, son or wife with an ex
quisite musical instrument from our
rare stock. You may develope a musi
cal phenomenon unawares. Anyhow
members of the family possessed of
one of our fine gruitars, violins, man
dolins, zithers, banjos or cornets can
not but make the home pleasant and
L. F. SAVAGE
247 Commercial St Salem, Oregon
! skin, lovely complexion. Many charm- In attempting to avoid a bad place In rjompany
within the city limits. Yet these jng women owe their health and 'the road the driver steered to onei
people are to be taxed under this or- beanty to them. 50c at all druggista. I side, getting into a grassy spot. The
Patronize our Advertiser.
Day and night calls promptly attended to. Fine parlor in con
nection. An experienced lady assistant.
W. L. BICE, Embalmer and Funeral Director. Licensed by the
Oregon State Board of Health. - j
BICE & CALBREATH
Home Phone: Store, 2220; Res.3121
Bell Phone: Store, 114; Res. 73