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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1910)
NOEPINDtNCl K MARK THI MCINNINO Or AN fA OF UNPRECEDENTED PROSPERITY. VOTI YES.
-THt CONSTRUCTION OF A VSTEM OF SEWERS IN
INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIOAY, MARCH 25, 1(10.
VILL CARRY BY OVER EIGHTY
INTERVIEWS OF LEADING BU
INE3S MEN AND RESIOENTE
CA3T 6HAD0W OF COMING
EVUNTS AT POLL3 MONDAY.
On i ho 2Mb day of March tin vol
Tg (if InUji'iJ ncc will be i all-d
upon to vol a to bo. .U the cliy for
the t..t,llihm nt of ft symira of
ew-rs. Any ls"l voiir win bus
rompl td with tli ww nit to rmldencf
will be qual fii-d to runt his vote at
this eU'it.oii. A mtas m lug bus
fcce ; tailed to discuss the various
phases of the subjmt an affecting the
taxpayers of ludepc.d' nie. At thin
nuetlng many of the loading cltUms
jit Inili-pindinru will make addrtsstn,
jimoiig them belli Mayor Hoffman.
Attorney XL F. Swop. V. W. PtcI
val. Dr. Duiamuro, Kev. Weber and
The approaching iertlon U the
chct topic of conversation '.hit w'k.
Ileta have been offered that th re
III not be twenty per cent of the
votes cast asaliiBt the aewr project
next Monday. It appear that the
, peo:lo are pret'y much of a mind on
the subject, so much ao that the en
tire town B('eiu8 to have resolved It
self Into a booming committee In
aupport of sewerage. The following
expretBiona from prominent buHlncBS
mi'.u shows hat all the leading bus
iniBs men and residents are enthual
asMc In their support of the sewering
"The tendency will be for the up
building of the town. betiT rHl-
dencei, better business hoiwa. The
health of the community will be Im
proved. Without a nyatt m of sewers,
tt is only a mutter of time when an
epidemic is golug to strike this
town. M. Merwln.
"While it will benefit us much per
sonally it will Improve the general
health of the town. I think It Is the
proper thing to safeguard tlio health
of the community. It will mean a
good many thousand dollars to Inde
pendence in locating new people. So
Insignificant the cost to the house of
Conkey, Walker & Lehman they will
never realize what they havi paid for
Jthe conotructlon of those' sewers."
O. W. Conkey.
"Like any other small place prop
erty will be enhanced in value by
he construction of a sewer system."
"I think the sower system is the
nest thing for the town that could
he built at the present time, I think
it will carry! I have heard no one
that is opposed to it. As one of the
largest taxpayers of Independence I
-favor the measure." J. S. Cooper.
"I am in favor of ths sewers. Any
town without sewors is greatly
handicapped from the standpoint of
Jiealth. We have need of it here.
The benefit I expect to derive from
a system of sewers will far out-bal-4nce
the cost. I would like to see
the sewer system, streets paved,
school facilities, etc." Dr. Allin.
"I am heartily in favor of sewers.
Tor the reason that I haven't been
here long enough to 1 vote I would
rather have npthing to say on the
subject. Some people will think I
am becoming unduly active In some
thing I have no voice In. It seems
very essential that the people should
vote the bond issue at this time.
Proper sewerage to a city should be
the first consideration iu the estab
lishment of a town. It will attract
-desirable citizens to establish them
selves In business if we have good
sewerage, schools, etc." B. F.
"Of course I am In favor of the
sewer. I heard a prominent business
man say that if they did not sewer
the town he would leave it before
the snow flies again. , You can count
my vote for the sewer system." Dr.
It. L. Hewitt.
"I think the sewers will he very
beneficial. I have never lived Jn a
liy U'fur wuer the from "'
to slurp. We mini e.r thu town
or die In a mud hoi. Pwupl coining
In hsro will not iWjr on account of
thi. conditions." L, U. Hv.
"Wt think one of the firm thliiK
we oukIii lo liay l Ui wctii. It
will lii'r-Mt tint valu.i of properly
and make our town more hiuUliy and
. ... !.... I....
aiiu unit y i,:'! ... j
grent.hl tiiin. newer will do wtllj
ue to bring peoplo to our town. You
tan o,m in a being ,r!hl In
awcra.e. f rat. Iat and all
itluif." IUc ft Calurtaih.
"J haveiii ihoUiht much about u;
y it. 1 luli the sewer sytiu U tliej
propir th ug. There Is nothing
need worn, ll will help everybody.
1 am In favor of sewers and willing
and glad to conirlbui my portion to
the coat. "O. A. Kramer.
"Th-re are ao many good r aaona
that I favor the a.wr question that
I hardly know which one is b -t-From
the sanitary standpoint there
U no qu alion but what a aewer sys
tem is very eaaentlal to the people of
iiuiiiH .nm far Mini reason, if n
other, I would vote for It." Arthur
' "I b-dleve' that 'the
city of Indt prudence
Immediate (stabllahment of a
aystenl. Put tne lu the column aa
vot ng yea." P. H. Dr-xler. i
believ. that a sewer system ia
for the beat Intere.ts of the common-1
,ltr of Independence from a sanitary
lauupomi i ic-hl .
advertisements for any city. I
oeBl .w.l..r .v.
am very much la favor of it. -C. W.
"I should think thaw anyone could
see that the sewery.tem Is a good
t. , j ......
thing. .Sewers ar always desirable
In any community. The present un
sanitary condition of the city Is suf
ficient argument. The town has too
many cesspools and private sewers
emptying Into the street. There is
no doubt In my mind but what It will
carry. The Int-IIIgent. element of In
dependence will vote as a unit for
the sewerase system. I favor it, not
because I am a member of the coun
cil. but because we need it. The es
tablishment of a seworage system in
Independence will place our town in
the progressive columns along with
others of the state. It will be an
Inducement to other people to locate
here." K. C. Eldrldge.
"In the first place the building of
the sewer system will be the means
of employing the laboring men of the
city. It Is something that is needed
in every town of this size. It will
help to build our town. More people
will como when they find that we
have a sewer system and I am heart
ily ln favor of it." W. E. Craven.-
"To make it short. I am in favor
of sewers." B. Wilson.
"I am heartily ln favor of Improve
ments. The sewering should be done
before the streets are graded and
paved. I expect to vote for the sew
ors." J. W. Kirkland.
"I havo favored the sewer system
all along. I favor any Improvements-
that will tend to better our condition.
"I am in favor of a sewer, because
I believe It to be an Important founda
tion stono in the building and growth
of our city." M. C. Williams.
"I am ln favor of any public Im
provement that is for the benefit of
the public at large. You can quote
me as favorable to the sewer
project." W. Dawes.
"Because the sanitary condition of
the city demands it, Independnc
will never amount to anything until
It is. sewered. Next iyear we want
to pave our streets and to do this
we must have our sewers laid first."
I said when the proposition of vot
ing on high schools came up that I
didn't think there would be more tha
twenty votes in opposition to it. I
feel that the feeling of civic pride
Is higher now than it has been for
some time and that the taxpayers of
Independonce will empower the coun
cil through their votes on Monday
next to proceed at once in construct
ing the system of sewers which is
now'up tothem. This will certainly
be to the' betterment of our town
and Will locate many outsiders with
us." J. L. Hanna.
"I am in favor of the sewerage
proposition. It will do more to en-
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LEADING HOUSEMEN OF VALLEY
FORTY THOUSAND VISITED
HORSE SHOW LAST YEAR
ALL RAILROADS WILL GRANT
The annual liorae Show at Salem
will bo b'ld riUy and auturJu.,
April 8 nd 9. Tll event la one of
Hi,, moat important of lu kind lo tliej
farmira of the Northw -nt. where tlie
faimeia aud atKkmen cau sua Uie'
beat horses of all breeds.
The first day of the uorae snow
will b exhibiting th different horsea
In a ma;niflcent parade. The second,
will be devoted to a sale. At
this aale buyi ra and sellers Will as-
i.i.. .if ..art. nl ih, miinirv.i
demands the'"1 M th f lLJ
primed in catalogue iuiiu uu
brcaucaal, mere win ne no auiiL-iin
- rin.iin- Knuur. tnr all available
. . , .....
"lJ . tlu fftlr lhibl.
pnMbly tQ 000 peop,e were ln
., . . Thl. Mr l will he
l" ' . J" '
hHtPr and a ,arger crowd is expect-
"l? bjr rallrA0.taJ:f.IaMon n.
The Horse Show Association of
which C. L. Dick is president and
manent organization, so that this
event will be handled In a business-;
like manner from year to year. It
is planned to erect a bleacher and a
grand stand- alony the streets, whieb
will be taken down and stored for an
other season. There is a movement
on foot to erect a $25,000 auditorium
in which this event will be held in
The' Willamette valley farmers
should attrnd an exhibition of this
kind and give It their hearty support,
as it Is more largely to their benefit
than anyone else's. The exhibition
is free and Salem will do her utmost
to entertain all in a loyal manner.
COMMENDS SEWER PROJECT
C. W. Leonard of Monmouth, who
was in town Tuesday, was a caller
on th"3 Independence Enterprise. Mr.
Leonard was much elated over the
proposed sewering of the town. H:
la an old-timer of the county and
takes an active interest in the af
fairs of the town. It might be of som
weight to the voters of ludependencs
to have his expression on the matter.
To a representative of the Enterprise
Mr. Leonard said: "I do not know of
anything that you could do which
would be more beneficial to the city
of Independence than a system of
sewers. 'Cleanliness Is next to God
liness' is an old adage that applies
very for ib!y ln the case." v
At Calvary Presbyterian Church
on Sunday morning, being the Easter
anniversary, the morning services!
will be conducted by the children of
the Sunday school, and the young
people. A program consisting of reci
tations, readings, class songs, solos,
etc., will be given by the children,
and the choir of the church will ren
der several Easter anthems. The pas
tor will fill out the program by an
Easter talk. The Sunday school will
meet at the usual hour, 10 o'clock,
and the Eaater exercises will begin
at 11.- ;
In the evening, Lyon Lodge, No.
29, Ancient, Free and Accepted Ma
sons, accompanied by the members' of
Adah Chapter, Order of the Eastern
Star, will assemble at 7:15 at the
Masonic hall, and proceed ln a body
to Calvary Presbyterian cnurcn.
where Dr. Dunsmore will deliver a
sermon appropriate to the occasion.
Special music is being prepared by
their excellent choir, and a pleasing
and profitable service is anticipated.
The public are cordially invited to
Casta? Day at Christian Church
Th aervite neit Lords day will
point out nieanaises from both the
d-aib, and tiie reaurrei ilun of Christ.
Pari of th P-llile S'hool hour will
l dvvot-d to recital loiia by the
children and W Kaau-r aiutf'.ng. The
Bil(J --t OI toil morning rnnun mj
be "The i!eae from t'ahary". TUej
choir will renucr music wirf'ly in
keeping v.lth this tliwme. Tn evea-i
Iiir tliemo will ."Tb Mhao from'
the Open Tomb". Moat of the Eaat--r
inualc will be given in t even-.
Ing. Mr. Thompson will be pleaed
to meet and facta all youn? men at '
10, o'clo, k a. m-, who want to learn
more about thu Iilbln. and who will'
aRlt In forming a Hlblo club, im
llur to tlie DapUst Baraa club. A
bane ball t am la being organized
among the young men of the Bible
acnool and thos about to come into
the school. The Bible study and
prayer on Wednesday evening should
receive the atteutxn of all members :
and othrs. The young men and
young women held a Joint preliminary
meeting Tuesday evening, at which
the pastor explained the organized
Bible club movemenL Clubs for bo'.h
will probably be organized next
At the Methodist Church
Next Sunday Instead of the regular
Sunday school review, the hour from
10 to 11 will be taken for a special,
sermon to children by the pastor. I
During the regular preaching hour ,
the choir and fhe children will render
a special Easter program. Epworth
League will begin at 6:30: Leadeft
Prof. Mcintosh; topic, "Christ's Res
urrection". Preaching at 7:30. Mid
week ravival, Tuesday evening. Young
people's prayer meeting, Friday even
ing. . ' " ' "
WIHgrow will make your flowers
grow. Butler Produce Co. "
DON'T BLAME THE
FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO MATCH OUR PRICES.
IT IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE MERCHANT, BUT
THE FAULT OF THE SYSTEM.
Don't You Want Reliable
Shoes for Your Family?
WE CARRY A LARGER LINE AND SELL MORE
SHOES THAN MOST SHOE STORES, BECAUSE
EVERY PAIR WE SELL IS BUILT TO GIVE SATIS
IN THE BEST POSSIBLE MANNER FROM SELECT
ED STYLISH FABRICS. BUILT TO HOLD ITS
SHAPE. OUR NEW SPRING PATTERNS ARE NOW
DRESS GOODS, NOVELTY SILK8, SUMMER WASH
GOODS, HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR.
EVERYTHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT PRIC
ES THAT CREDIT STORES CAN'T MATCH.
Barnes' easb. Store
E. T. BARNES,
LEFT DENMARK TO ENJOY RE
METHODICAL IN HABITS, GEN
EROUS AND SYMPATHETIC, H.
M. JASPER&ON WAS LEADING
CITIZEN OF INDEPENDENCE.
II. II. jMperson, whose death oc
curred In this cl y last Tuesday morn
ing at 7:30, was among the old and
most highly respected residents of
this city having resided ln Indepen
dence for almost twenty-five yeara
Durlng bis residence here he was oc
cupied In many pursuits. He was
first engaged ln conducting a saah.
and door factory, afterwards conduct
ing a general store for several joara
and shortly previous to his death he
retired from the undertaking buslneaa
and from active business life.
; Mr. Jas person was born In 1841 In
Fyen, Denmark. He served hla king
ln the army of Denmark during ac
tual warfare for two years during the
term of which service his father and
mother both died, their deatha occurr
ing but six weeks apart. In 1865 he
came to America, the object of hla
emigration being to live in a country
ln which he could enjoy freedom la
his religious belief. He was a mem
ber of the church of Latter Day
Saints, whose followers , were sub
jected to many persecutions ln hla
native country. The assassination of
Abraham Lincoln occurred while Mr.
Jasperson was en voyage to this coun
try and the news of that occurrence
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