Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, October 01, 1909, Image 1

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With an Enrollment th First Day
That Fully Equala Any In th HU
tory of th City Schools Indlca
tiona That Mora Room la Needed.
"I love my teacher, but oh, you va
cation dayi" thoufch; many a "school
boy with a shining faco and anull
must at: end until he bconie sixteen
years of bk.
lu r ilo XUV.iniKo 167 of school
lai of 1UU7, t' hTa aro authorl d j
to require rtcuHia from parent! elthei
hi person or by written notice, In all of almence or laddie!, or ula-1
Dilitmil before lit) clone of school. Her-1
tlon IIM of tli Kainit law provides DECEASED WAS THE FATHER OF
that the (earlier iiiiixt count all un- TEN CHILDREN
exrum-d absences, and (hat no escuso,
nlml. bn atx pt d except al knewi of
Tha Allagod Murdentr Saya That It
Waa an Accident. Tha Victim Wit
Wall Known In Independence Hav
ing Lived Her at OmJ Time.
It knowD (hat It waa tha op miIiik
day of the Independence schools.
With clothes brushed and shoes
shlued, and face and handa clean to
the point of palnfuliics!, hundreds
of boya and girls wended their way
to the varloua aea!a of learning last
Monday morning. Aa the different
grades let out for tha puplla to se
cure their books, the puplla could be
aeon alnijly. Jn Plri d In groups,
In every direction. Though the holi
day! are over a sort of holiday spir
it pervaded the air for there Ih
always a certain amount of attraction
to the opening day were It not for
the dimming influence of though! of
the day to come, there would be noth
lng but ivjolclng.
Though the enrollment will not be
completed until next wee k. It Is ap
parent that the opening registration
la going to be greater titan ever be
fore in the history of the city. This
waa expected, however, as it was dis
covered sometime ago that every de
alrable dwelling houHe In the city had
been rented aa well as many that
en because there waa nothing left,
were not desirable but had been tak-
The greatest gains will probably be
uotod In tiio high school in whlrh the
enrollment the first day Ih said to
have been the largest in the history
of the public schools, while the ca
pacity of the second grade Is already
crowded to its fullest extent and it
ia possible that additional accommoda
tion will have to be provided.
Aa a result of the conference laBt
Saturday between Principal Mcintosh
and his staff of teachers, everything
In connection with the opening of the
term went off without a hitch. The
schools were taken up at the usual
hour Monday morning, the pupils en
rolled and classified, and at 10:30 the
children were dismissed In order that
they might procure the necessary
books. The achool opened Tuesday
morning with a largely increased at
tendance. The enrollment the first day was
two hundred and seventy-two, divid
ed as follows: First grade, twenty
boys and four; eon girls; second grade
twenty-four boys and sixteen girls;
third grade, twelve boys and sixteen
girls; fourth grade, eighteen boys
ftnd seventeen girls; fifth grade, fif
teen boys and thirteen girls; sixth
grade, seventeen boys and eleven
seventh grade, thirteen boys
ten girts; eighth grade, twelve
boys and sixteen girls; high school,
thirteen boys and twenty-one girls.
For the benefit of parents it is
Btated that pupils in the tint grade
must enter within one month from
the date of the opening of the school
and must be six years of age , on or
before the first day of February ,1910.
Pupils from outside districts, of
which there are already qultei a num
ber, are required to pay a tuition of
115 for the term or $5 the quarter.
In order that everyone may fully un
derstand the laws governing children
of school age following is published
a synopsis of the compulsory school
As soon as the school opens, the
district clerk must give to the teach
er a revised copy of his last census
report, showing the name and age of
every child, and the name and ad
dress of each child's father or guard-
Ian. It Is, necessary to tne leacner
pupil or some member of the pupil'!
family, which wak's attendance lni
pouHlblu. The compulsory law does not ex
tend to plaht h icrado itraduatca. or to
children who are attending some oth
er school regularly. It does not ap- James Laurence, farmer, father of
ply to chlldreu between nine and ten t, cMMrw and memhl,r of a chart-
years of ae if they live more than . , . A ,
. ii vari party that visited the home of
like pace" Monday morning. For ber to older children tha, live more.' Townsend, Sunday night,
I.. . - i i ..... . i....t. .1 ..J ln..liintlv
IIIHII inree Milieu ironi a nooi uy ui" enui luruugn mo ciiem emu nin"n
nearest traveled ronci..At uie negin- km .j j,y the bridegroom. The klll
nlng of the term, and every fotir ,nf pJace northw(JBt
weeks thereafter, the teacher mut of McMlllBvi,Iet , j,aopy Valoy. the nam.-, of the children on XownB(fnd , a,80 , ni,(luK,aged mM
the register with those on the clerk a Md grandchlldren.
report, and If the census show, that TownHt.nd wag marr,ed gonle tlme
there are children who are not at- the wag
tiding .chool lu the district, whose , off by nolgh)or untu Sunday eV.
age I. nine year, or over and under u(ng whpn W(.re ,eaat busy,
sixteen yt-ara, the teacher should care Women acompanled tbe
fully Inqulr. Into the cause of such I ,ntentlon wag
non-attendance. If at this time or eymlng
any other time, during the term, the , XownBtfn(ta whon tney arrlved how.
truancy of any child amount. In the TownBn1 htt(1 r(,llrHd. ,!(.
they rei ii. iJ a abort time. From th-rt
hi. parenu moved to folk oun y
settling In the I.uiklamutu country
near Koap creek.
Ociober Ti, 1S69 he was married to!
Mary F. Well, of Iluena Via a at
wtiii h place he realded until tho time
or bis death. He waa the father of
three children, two boy. and a girl,
the lat er dying at the ae of fifteen
tnoii lis and the two noun. Kitten and
William, surviving their father.
Mr. Ileven. was a man of honest
conviction! and wa honored and es
teemed by all those who knew him
for hla uprlghtneH. and Integrity. The
deepest sympathy of friends la felt
for the bereaved widow aud children.
tlon law
who has
reached the age of nine
must attend school regularly
rt,, the whole time the school is
in session. After a chUd reaches the
a-e of 14 years, he is not required
to attentTV provided he is regularly
and lawfully engaged in some useful
employment. If not so employed, he
aggregate to more than seven half
days during any four, or 1' number
of consecutive weeks, the teacher
must Immediately report the truancy
of such child.
When truancy ia reported the dis
trict boundary board will send an or
der to the truant officer to invest
igate the case. A copy of this order
will be sent to the teacher. If, af
ter Investigation, the truant officer
finds that the law has been violated,
he will notify the father or guardian,
ordering film to start the child to
school on the following Monday; morn
lng. He will abio notify the teacher.
and If the child does not start to
school on the day named, the teach
er must immediately report the fact
to the truant officer, so that he may
bring action against the parent or
In the administration of this law
it Ik tho duty of district clerks and
directors to give such Information
and assistance as they may be able
to give, and any teacher, director,
cliTk or other officer who neglects to
perform his duty may, upon complaint
of any parent or tax payer in the
district, be arrested and fined from
five or twen'y dollars. See page 91
school laws of 1907.
The result of advertising 9
Elsewhere in this issue will be
found the advertisement of the Bee
Hive Wre at Dallas, the proprietor ol
which, fully realizes the value of ad
vertising. This week the extraordin
ary offer is made of paying fare from
any point in the county to all who
buy a suit of clothes from them dur
ing the month of October.
Tv.,r imio itmt received over 500
suits of men's and boys' clothing to,he appears very sorry. Townsend
. . , A I . 1 InlMllTlnntAll
select from. These are or tne mum Was very nervous wuen iw"'
txrioa Tha TIpii Hive Is .,Mn tha floor of the Jail corridor
manets "u - - i .
one of the heaviest advertisers, of the and pulling his mustache. Hei seemed
Enterprise. In this connection, u t0 have great auncuity iu
know they are getting good results , crylng.
from the use of the columns of the
ever, Townsend had retired. He
slept upstair!.
The party got Into the house and
with typical charivari spirit proceed
ed upstairs, too. Townsend arose
In belligerent mood and drove them
down again. They left the house, but
soon came back. As they reached the
door aain, Townsend fired the single
shot that struck Laurence. A rifla
was used.
Townsend surrendered to men of
the party, who, nervous lest other
neighbors do some violence, took the
prisoner to McMInnvllle by a round
about way, arriving at 1:30 Monday
morning. Apprehensive that news of
the killing had preceeded them, aud
that a mob might have formed, they
held Townsend at the edge of town
and sent in for a deputy. Deputy
Sh'Tiff Ulair went out secured
Townsend and put him in Jail there.
Laureuce was a rancher of good
reputation; Townsend has been a
p acoable man. The two had no pre
vious trouble, so far as known. Lau
rence, in addition to the ten children
Is survived by a widow. The family
Is In poor circumstances.
Laurence Is well known to many
of the residents of Independence, he
having lived here with his parents
ten or twelve rears ago. He Is a broth
er of Mrs. Clyde Clodfelter, who livtd
with her husband in North Indepen
dence, also a nephew of James
Graves, who resides in Independence.
Jesse Townsend, who did the shoot
lng, in an interview with a represen
tative of the Portland Journal, stated
that the Bhootlng was accidental. He
claims that he carried the gun out un
der his left arm and as he went to
greet the charlvariers, Laurence
jumped and grabbed the muzzle of
the gun, and the trigger caught on
his clothes and the gun was dis
charged. He 'said he did not under
stand why they were charlvarlhg him
as he, was married July 12. He stat
ed that Laurence was one of his best
friends. Tears stood in his eyes when
Laurence's .family was mentioned, and
Ned More population.
One of the greate.t obstacles In the
way of progreH. In Independence at
the present time Is the fact that the
surrounding country Is too sparsely
ttled. It la thinly populated be
cause the existing state oC agriculture
on which It wholly depends for prog
ress, calls for but few people. Though
even with the present farming meth
ods the country would support sever
al times IU present population it will
not acquire a much greater popula
t'on than at present until radical
changes occur. One of the main rea
sons for this Is because the majority
of the agricultural and fruit lands art
owned by a few persons who do not
want to sell any of their lands but on
the contrary want to buy more and in
most cases are lri position to do so.
But If a considerable portion of the
tributary country can be cut up into
small tracts and disposed, of the prob
lem will be solved. These farms may
range in size from five to forty acres.
V is claimed by those who have madt
it a study that one manj should ' not
try to farm over ten acres.
What a vast difference it would
make in the population If, Instead of
one man trying to farm from 100 to
500 a res we would have a family on
every twentyflve or , fifty acres, say.
Let those who are offering their farm
land for salts cut 1t up In ten, twen
ty, forty and eighty acre tracts and
it will soon be seen that real estate
will commence to move. The trouble
is at present that most of the farm
lands offered for sale are in too large
tracts for the majority of the nome
seekers to entertain, the idea of buy
ing because the aggregate amount is
far beyond their capital. Cut down
the size of the tracts and watch us
ortto tn town this week from
Falls City report deer coming dowt
out of the mountains in that vicinity
.J . . . . . r
pnrifl In this connection, k calleu mwe
Wlltv f .v
ni.hi t h out of nlace to state
UllKUb v .
that the sales of J. L. Stockton of'An Agec Polk C:unty Pioneer Passes
Salem, which is another house that. Away,
believes in the free use of printers' willard P. Bevens, aged sixty-three
ink during his fire sale the past two . year8i an old pioneer of' this county,
weeks averaged over 1800 daily. ; dled at hi8 home in the yicinity of
. Buena Vista, Friday msm, wv
Library Popular. ; Der 25,after an illness extending over
innenrtnce oubllc library - nfirlod of" many months. The funer
continues In popularity with a large ai took place from -the M. E. church
number of people. at Buena Vista, bunaay,
. i.i,.,.io i ehnrffe each after- 9r nrt was largely attended by his
rnmnlv w'th the compulsory educa- on an average oi were w. -
comply w in e e . , m nn.her. The o0)0tori hv Rev. Launer. In-
Every child in the receives aoou ----- - -u --nHffilowa cem-
magazine taoie is weu yiuu"" . ferment waa
; Quite a number of country people etery The funeral Is said to have
are among the borrowers, and as win- been the most largley attended of
ter approaches, no doubt the number any ever held in the, county,
will be largely Increased. Willard P. Bevens was born In De-
A heating stove has been placed in cabb county, Missouri, in 1846 and
the reading rooms this week which came across the plains with his par
will insure comfort to all who call. enta in 1864, to Yamhill county,' where
E. F. Black, a butcher of Buena
Vista, came to town last week and
swore out a complaint against C. G
Long, proprietor of Long's Market of
this city, charging him with the lar
ceny of three two-year-old beef cattle
from the pasture of Clyde Hill, near
Buena Vista, cn or about the !8th
of August last.
Long was at once placed under ar
rest and taken before Justice Wilson,
who released him on bonds for his
appearance Monday, September 27, at
which time his preliminary examina
tion was held. B. F. Jones, of Inde
nendence. appeared for Long and Dep
uty Prosecuting Attorney Judge Sib-
lev of Dallas, represented the state.
The plaintiff introduced witnesses
who testified that Long was seen to
take three head of cattle out of the
pasture on or about that date, but di(
not know who they belonged to. The
defendant introduced several wltness-
eswho testified that Long had bought
the cattle he took out and that ne
had out them in the pasure prior to
the time of taking them. By consent
of the attorneys Judge Wilson con
tinued the case without date to give
both sides an opportunity to procure
one witness each, both of whom are
at present out of the county.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our sincere
thanks to the many friends who so
kindly assisted during the sickness
and burial of our beloved wife and
W. F. Campbell
D. B. Boydston and family.
Nine Out of Ten Credit
Customers Pay Their Bills
It Is to pay the louse of the tilh that every cutoiuer lias to pay
more for the privilege of getting credit.
While You Have Cash to Spend
Trade at a One-Price Cash Store
If you have a family to fit oi t for tb winter now u the time to
do your trading while the assortment in all departments is com
plete. We carry everything for the wholf family and our price,
are positively 15 to 20 per cent lower than at "credit store. "
Have You Seen Our Fall Line
of North Star Underwear
Every garment Is cut In full liberal dimensions and properly fin
ished. We're showing splendid value, in I'nlon Suits for .Men. Wo
men and Children. They're becoming more popular every year.
Summer Shirts for Men
Are cut to fit. There are no skimped slz-s in the Hne. You'll
find the strictly correct fabric. In Summit Coat Shirts. Golf Shlrta
and soft collar Negligees. Work Shirts of every description In wool,
cotton and mixed goods.
t, Knir nnw nuiKt ha hutlt of solid leather or they
IOCS wont stand the rainy season. Every pair of our shoes
is built to give satisfactory service.
Drygoods, Clothing, Blank
ets, Comforts
2 pound full weight wool batts for comforts only $2.00. Cotton
batts all prices from 7c to 65c per roll.
Barnes' Cash Store
Headquarters for Salem's
Dressy Women
We have opened the Fall season with
an excellent showing of ready-to-wear
women's Fall suits, coats, waists, cor
sets and 8ilk petticoats. In our mil
linery department we have ready-to-'
wear hats of the very latest eastern
fashions. The excellence of our mil
linery is well known to every woman
In Salem.
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279 Commercial St., SALEM, OR.