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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FltlHAY, HKIT. 8, l!W.
At'pIT TIIK IIHiCUK MONTH TV
At XX t NTH.
TmiiMM-t IloutliM 1 ! Onleml
Cliy JmII Mado iiurtflar Prwf ami
Appoints Aiu.tlxr CHf Marshal
During Uw ! I'lrklng ftaaaon.
Tho city council met In regular
monthly aoaalon Vednday evening,
&4l. 1, with the mayor, all the city
(xuncllium, illy recorder and mar
dial preaont. with the exception cf
Aftor the reading of the minutes
of the liiHt regular etwalon and tha
ptN'lul nu-etlng of the council called
for Aug. 17, had been read and ap
proved, the lollowlng bualneas wm
On motion of Mr. Dohannon, the
matter of the aldowalk on the aide of
the new county bridge bulng built
on Monmouth atreet acroae the alough
whs referred to the committee ou
trwti with instructlona to ascertain
the coat of the aume and report at tho
pent regular meeting of the council.
Councilman Dohannon called atten
tion to the condition of the cltv Jail
end sugROBted that the aama be fixed
lit once, Inasmuch aa two prisoners
luid tot out In the lnat week.
The mayor atated that he had
given the city marahal instruction to
have the necenaary repalra made at
once and he supposed tlmi the matter
hnd boon attended to.
Tbe city marshal staled that the
Jull had been made burglar proof and
that everything was alrUht at the
preiwnt time, excepting the piling of
Councilman Cravens etaieJ that
Mr. Hansboniugh had ndvlH.'d him
that the county court had 'given thff
Citizens the timber in th old wooden
bridge on Monmouth which being
retraced by tho county with a n?v
Btad l.r'dge, and that it the citv
vmiid bu) a strip of land 'i iKinh.s
to J. It. Cooer on Seventh street
that the citizens of that end of town
vould bear the expense of having the
tr!do moed to that tro:.
Mr. Cohannon utatp'l Hint tho ninr
ter had been referred to tha commit
tee on streetH and lights, and as chair
man ha had culled upon Mr. Cooix"
i.d that he wanted . fr the
pi:e of land referred ta nnd n '-e
considered the' price ceo '.itna' be
bad nsg'eckd to report Uie ma'ler
tack to th council. , '
The maw inquired U'the trat:
on thnt street would iustlfy the rx
pendituce 0'.' that amount of monfv
Coancllmt n Mix stated that he U1
cot tUnlk lc v ould, aa there was only
about biee ib pie it wo t J be of ftn;'
prac .ljal bee ,fl to. .
Mr. OftV'ms. stated' th -t it sce-d
to be ibfi wl'-'i of tho pw'i ' 'h -t
end of to,.u to have the Inl ine
moved o Hie Mreet th' atdd of fev
nth Ftroi ., 1 n it would iuC'.n.- Itoe
Mr. lf"l 'i: 1 stated thai M. .oop
r ow led li e I- nd on the Lr -t me..
tloned And ft he wotl.l not lake
unythlii? leas icr it.
Tt wai finally decilsi f M th?
mtt9r reat wJthout taking an fur
Mr, Hanna brought up the matter
Of weiring tmother maranii dur"-j
the mm h. of September, the. city be
ing full cf Etrnngera and all kinds t-f
Characters. Already Uv- or thr3
hold up vnl :obberies had been re
ported. The mayor stated that this matter
Should t atrfnded to at once nn'
ug(SU M soi.ecne b'ing thj matter
Up In the shape of a motion. He also
Inqutnd of the city marshal It ur. hud
any one o angest for the piaje
City Marshal Feagle stated that
t . rad x; 'tde n- mero iB Inquiries u
a ito (Jut he lot got no te no .if
m-i'l.-.g to r-.e andV suggectsi f
Ur. Taylor, lo had been ail;ig p
dn irtnbal without ii;y, be gKei
the Job ' ,
Mr. Taylor being present, sta d
th h- hud Utv acr-tng s day P r
jhi' 11..- some time wit.t the under
standing Hint he- was to be en .ie.!
d n iiiK tho hop picking time as :
all.,! li-ii If lie bad ro g- on at nkln
didn't want the Job, but w'.M ,
cent the position as day man at a
salary of S2 per day.
favlor wai employed a day marahal
durlug the month of September at a
alary of ft per day.
The following bllla were rwia" n
ordered paid, nt nio'J a f ConiiCI-
Willamette Valley Co 1104.00
Kred Oberaon. uprlnkllng ... 15 00
Chaa. K. Hpauldlng Co. .... , 9.19
J. II. Keagler, aalury aa city
niHrhal for the month of
roret Klnch, work on cnty
The bond of J. D. Whitaknr for a
neur beer llcenae was read and ap
A communication from the pro-
ntitnra of the Dlack Tent wa read.
aaklng the council to reduce the li
cense for their ahow from $40 a
month to aometjilng more reasonable.
After Borne dlxcuitKloD, n wnn-n ine
statement waa made that this ahow
was a floating one and It would leave
town Just aa quick aa the hop pick
ing season waa over, tbe idea or re
ducing the license waa laughed at.
and there was a strong feullng to
ward raising it to $4 per day. as
called for In the ordinance.
Thera beina- no other business the
council adjourned to meet at the next
regular meeting night
HOI I'lCKKItM AKMVI.Nti HY TIIK
Ity Next Mnly er It,0M leiple
Will He Kmployed In Uie Varloua
llup Vtirtis In ! Vicinity of Inde-IK-nilelH'e.
YIELII AN ACRE
Recent'y we made the statement
that the section known as Missouri
Bottof, across the river from Indepen
dence in Marlon county, was one of
the most fertile in the Willamette
valley, and 1 nsubstantiatlon of that
statement we will say that the far
mers over o nthe Bottom finished
thresshlng this week, and we here
with present some of the results ob
tained: D. P. McCnrthy got nine
tons of hay and 550 bushels of oats
off of nine aires. O. L. Hose threshed
25 acres of oats that averaged 80
bushels to the acre. G. M. Hayser
threshed 31S sacks of oats that aver
aged 96 pounds to the sack from six
acres and 121 bushels of wheat from
two acres. . Now, you "hot-nlr art
ist," come out and beat It!.
The terry commenced running
nights this week for the accommoda
tion of pickers who are employed on
th eopposlte side of the river.
Charley and Clarence MacCready
were in the cit ythla week.
Mrs. Tllin and Mrs. W. II. Walker
were among those who went to Sa
lem Tuesday of this week.
wai pro;.: ly apiayi-d ar fr fro'n
E. C. Yuiing, lio represei.ta some
of tbe heaviest hop dealera on ttt
Tatinc count, during 'he ten cliiy
haa visited the majority of the yards
In this district and be reports that a
great many of them will not hrvet
one-third of their crop on account of
lice, honeydew and nvM, and a great
many of the yards In the foothill will
be a total loss. He figures that not
over 50 per rent of ths crop of thb
district will be saved. There are
others who claim that at least ten
per cent of the crop that Is saved will
not be marketable. Another six
days wn. tell who Is right and then
look out for the market to soar.
Special Meeting of Council.
IJiion a netition signed by the re
quired number of councilmen the
mayor called a special meeting of
the council last Friday evening for
the purpose of repealing election or
dinance No. 105. calling a special
Sept. 4th, for the purpose of voting
on the referendum petition relative
to the Issuing of J17.000 of the bonds
of the City of Independence for the
nurnose of raising money for the con
structing of a system of sewers in the
City of Independence. . . .
The reason given for the repealing
of the ordinance is that the election
came at a time when everyone was
busy picking hops, and that there
would not be a full vote out.
As the matter stands now, the
vote on the Question will come up at
the regular city election next Decem
ber, when the matter will be fully
placed before the public.
It will be remembered that this or
dinance was passed by the city coun
cil last May; vetoed by the mayor,
and passed over the mayor s veto in
A netition of referendum was
served n the city officials on the 2d
day of July, asking that the matter
he nut before the people for their
approval or disapproval at the next
regular election in December. L,ater
the city council passed an ordinance
calling for a special election on Sept.
4th, which ordinance was repealed
at the special meeting.
A Burnt Child
dreads the Are. The dread is whole
some, but not the burn; that can be
healed and instantly relieved by ap
plying Ballard's Snow Linimpnt. Be
prepared for accidents by keeping
a bottle always in the house. Best
for sprains, bruises, cuts, scalds, rheu
matism, neuralgia bounions and all
aches and pains. Price 25c, 50c, f 1.
Sold by Williams Drug Co.
Patronize our advertisers.
Talk about your four ring curcua,
but It ain't much compared to the
grea. bop picking carnival now on In
The population of tbo town haa In
the past week Increased from 2,000
people to the neighborhood of 10,
000, and every train and boat that ar
rives Increases the population from
three to four hundred.
Krebs' Bros, opened the game last
Friday by running a special from
rortland to Independence, which
landed about 400, Including men,
women and children, every aat In
the eight coaches being occupied and
two baggage, cars filled to their ca
pacity wkh baggage.
Conrad Krebs, who has an omce
in Portland, Is sending up about 75
pickers dally. They expect to dry
and bale their hops as fast aa possi
ble In order to take advantage' of tho
20-cent ratea now being offered. They
have in their yards about 200 acrea
in hops and are expecting an average
of 1,500 pounds of hoys to the acre.
It looks like a moving day, all the
pickers seemingly have with them
the accumulation ;of a natural life
time, Including the feather bed that
their mother used to sleep on, the kit
chen range, the house cat, dog, canary
bird, and enough provisions to last
three months, for an alleged outing
to last three weeks. But then It must
be remembered mat everybody s ap
petite Is about three times the size
it is when he Is at home.
Kverv team available in the dis
trict is busy hauling the pickers and
their plunder to the different yards
In this vicinity.
While a number of the small yards
commenced nicking on the first of
September, picking in general will
not btKiu until next Monday, wnen
everything will be humming, and long
before daylight you can hear that old
familiar song of "wire down and
"box full" shouted from one camp
to another like the crowing of the
cock,' in the morning.
The streets at present present an
the old-time festive spirit of hop pick
ing. While nearly all the yards in
this section are fairly well fllledtup,
the end Is not yet, and before arfbther
week naa:es Into the bygones every
yard In the district will be in full
blast. Every boat, train and wagon
that pulls into town has the standing
room only sign displayed and all
trains and boat are running from
a half to an hour and a half late.
The present price of hops has stim-
uiutod every grower in the valley to
exert every effort possible to save
every hop in the yard, and like magic
have the tented cities sprung In a day
or night and the hop shacks taken on
the appearance of being inhabited.
With the early starting of the hop
picking season, fully ten days in ad
vance of former years, it is a safe
rnmhie that the erowers will beat the
B.u - - -
game when It comes to mold, etc.,
and have the big crop fully harvested
before the fall rain sets in.
A conservative estimate places the
amount the growers In the Indepen
dence district will pay for the har
vesting of the crop at $200,000. The
Enterprise printed hop tickets alone
that if they are all used will require
the expenditure of over $80,000 to
redeem them, and it is fair to say
that we did not print one-third of
the tickets used In the district, as
you will always find a lot of growers
who do not believe In patronizing
Thursday a report was started that
gained considerable headwny before
it was contradicted that two or three
of the big yards of thi3 district had
been condemned by the buyers, ow
ing to their poor condition. While
ve were unable to substantiate the ru
mor it is a known fact that some
fha vHrita are so covered with
hnnev dew and vermin that the hops
will be of a very Inferior quality. It
la claimed by those who are in a
position to know thaf. these yards in
every Instance are where they railed
j to spray, as nearly etery yard that
Fruit jnd for Kule.
K. W. Htrong of Monmouth, who
own ffK) acres of fruit land along the
line of the Falls City railroad, south
west of Dallas, has kid it out into ten
acre tracts which he i selling 011 eauy
term. For further particular call
on the Chan. E. Hicka Real Estate
Company, Ind jjieiidencc; T. B. Ford
& Co., over LaId 4 Tilton'a bank, Ha
lemjor E. W. strong, owner, Mon
GAVE HIS SON A
22 TO PLAY WITH
"All the fools are not dead yet" is an
old and familiar saying, but one of the
greatest nowliving is at present picking
down at McLaughlin's hop yards. His
name his Frank W, Mulkey, and be
fore going to his work this morning
he gave his four-year old son a 22-re-volver
to play with from which it is
Baid he pulled the catridges and laid
them ou a table. An empty revolver
i. 110 uiiruciioit iu ""J,
BiirmiBed saw wnere nis niuier uui.
the cartridges, got hold of, them and
loading up the revolver went out af
ter game, is'ot being able to tree any
thing, he took a shot Mt his little sis
ter, and as his marksmanship was
good, the bullnt, which was 22-long,
struck her in tiie right cheek, eoniing
out at the sale of the neck. A doctor
was called and the wound was dressed
and there is a good chance lor her recovery.
While working with a threshing
crew in the vicinity of Parker -last
Wednesday afternoon, a son of P. T.
Peterson, a resident of Parker, was
BLiiousi u not fatally injured. At
the time of the accident he was pitch
ing straw in the vicinity of the sep
arator, when he accidentally dropped
the pitchfork he was using: the handle
hitting the belt in such a manner
that it drove the tines of the fork into
the abdomen, passing nearly through
him. Dr. Butler was called and the
wounds of the patient cared lor. Ai
last accounts he was resting easy with
a fair chance of recovery unless some
unforeseen complication sets in. .
Thursday evening the little son of
E. E. DeArmond, w.ho resides near
Airlie on Soda Creek, was playing in a
corral where a number of horses were
feeding, the horses became frightened
and started to run, with the result that
the boy waa run over and trampled
under the feet of one of the horses,
cutting a bad gash in the right tem
ple and mashing one of his feet badly.
While bis injuries are not considered
dangerous, he will be laid up for some
time. '' .
Late Peaches for Sale.
The late Crawford Teaches, the fin
est variety in the world for canning,
are now Teady for delivery. Those de
siring peaches can be accommodated
by calling up either main 364 or
farmers 348. Get your orders in early
as we have only a limited amount
13.14 D. L. Hedges.
The C Street Millinery store will be
open about the first of September with
anew and complete line of up-to-date
goods. A firstclass trimmer will be in
Wanted Mill and yard hands $2
per day, Willamette Lumber uom
pany, Dallas, Oregon.
The Novelty Dress
Goods For Fall
NOVELTY COLORS will be the pcial feature
We are showing a remarkable range of hadei in
OUJKOSK, LOB6TKK, WISTARIA, CATAWBA,
SMOKK.TAUI'K. MAHOGANY, MULBERRY, AM
ETHYST, and all ptaplw colors.
.SATIN FINISH fabrics still lead.
Salem'B Lest dresstru have learned to look to our
dress goods department for the neaon'8 most stylish
Fancy Silks for waif ts will he in great demand this
all. The Dew PERSIAN STRIPES in .combinations
of novelty colorings are favorite. Plaids will again
Have your New Dress fitted over one of
The new m del3 produce that long, slender effect so
much desired by particular dressers. We show a
model for very figure.
Barnes' Gash Store
E. T. BARNES, Pro., Salem
WE UNDERSELL CREDIT STORES
FARMS FOR SALE
102 acres, one mile from town; 45 .
acres under cultivation; orchard;
dug well; 25 acres timber, balance
pasture; new modern 7-room house
and good barn and fences. Terms.-
277 acres 10 miles from rndependence
150. acres In cultivation. This Is
another of the good buys. Will sel
at $50 an acre.
324 acres 4 miles from Monmouth, 1
. from railroad; 160 acres In cultiva
tion. Good Improvements. A good
buy. $30 an acre.
160 acres, within mile of town and
railroad. Al piece of land and fine
country home. Rich sandy loam
soil. Good improvements. Price
235 acres, almost all in cultivation at
1 $40 an acre.
See Us for City Residences
12 room house and basement, barn,
chicken houses, windmill and tanks,
water system throughout. Dwell
ing is modern, with patent toilet,
bath, laundry in basement, Beptic
tank, etc. Range goes with proper
ty. Nothing better in Independ- ,
ence. $4000. .
9-room house and 2 lots in Monmouth
desirable location; good improve
ments. Price $1500.
An acr of land and 6-room house;
good Improvements, lumber on the
ground for barn and other Improve
ments and goes with place at $730.
' Look this up.
REAL ESTATE CO.
On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Mr.