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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1910.
ririai iturn IN 1873.
GO ON BALLOT
GRAND TOTAL WILL PROBABLY
BE OVER FORTY.
NEW COUNTIES, LOCAL OPTION
AND LIABILITY MEASURES ARE
AMONG THOSE TO BE SUBMIT
TED TO OREGON VOTERS.
Following aro tho most of tliu put I
tlona which, liave buen filed with tho
secretary of state and which are to
appear on the ballot at the coining
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Woman's taxpaylng suffrage amend
mint, granting to all taxpayers, re
gardhms of sex, the right of suffrage
Referred by Legislative Assembly
An act authorising tho purchase o
S silo for tho construction and main
tonance of a branch Insane asylum
to bu located, in the discretion of the
board of trustees of tho Oregon Slate
Insane Aaylum, at or witnm ue no
lea of either of the following cities
to wit: Baker City, Pendleton or
Union, In Eastern Oregon to be call
ed "The Eastern Oregon State
303 No. ,
An act to elect on the first Monday
In June, JU, delegates to a cotiatt
tutlonal convention, to he held on the
second Monday In October. 1911. for
revising the roiiHtitutlon of the State,
and providing for submission of the
propoBed Conal.lt utlon, so revised, to
the legal voters of tho state for ad
option or rejection on the first Mou
day in April, 1312.
For amendment of section 6 and 7,
Article IV of the constitution of thla
state to provide a separate district
for the election of each State Senator
and each State Representative.
For an amendment of Sec. 32, Art
icle 1. of the constitution of Oregon
by oinltlng the words "and all tax
atlon shall he equal and uniform" and
Inserting In lieu thereof the words
"taxes shall be levied and collected
for public purposes only, ana me pow
er of taxation shall never be surrend
ered, suspended or contracted away.'
For amendment of Article IX of tn
Oregon Constitution, authorizing the
creation of railroad districts, and the
purchase and construction of railroad
or other highways, by the state, coun
ties, municipalities and railroad dis
tricts, creation of liens upon property
or levying taxes for the payment of
the Bame, and nullifying the exemp
tion from taxation of property used
for municipal, educational, literary
scientific, religious or charitable pur
poses (Note: Another amendment of
Section 1 ot said Article IX Is pend
ing and is not in harmony herewith.)
For an amendment of Section 1 of
Article IX of the constitution of the
State of Oregon, directing a uniform
rule of taxation"except on property
specifically taxed," authorizing the
levy and collection on taxes for state
purposes and for county and other
municipal purposes upon different
classes of property, and appropriating
state taxes among the several coun
ties as county obligations. (Note: An
other amendment la pending which
also amends this section and is not
In harmony herewith.)
Peoples' Petition Order Referendum
An act providing for the payment
of $1000 annually to the Judge of the
Eighth Judicial District by Baker Cq
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unty in aaaiuon 10 me annum wi j
of $3000 received by mm noui me
Proposed by Initiative Petition.
Bill for an act to create the Coun
ty of Nesmith out of a portion of the
northern part of Douglas County and
the southern part of ' Lane - County
providing tor Its organization, flxlmr
tho salurles ot tlin oiucers ui- i-k" ,
and for sdjimilng rinaiKi u'-iweeu
the three eountlei.
Proposed by Initiative Petition.
Support of Oregon State Nornuil
School at Monmouth.
3 1 a No, I
Creation of Otis County. I
Multnomah County annexation.
Creation of William county.
Mi.uHiin.a tiroiioKlnir an amendment
to Article 1X of the constitution of
the State of Oregon In reahollshlimj
of poll and head tax and regulating
More Measures Coming Up.
The Attorney-General has not yet
designated the official titles for the
five last mentioned In me auove hhi.-
ti.u miiiiiii.ru however, are official
ve nisi iiieiuiwimu ,s
he numbers, however, are official
nd will be used to designate thesfl
,easures on the ballot.
In addition to the 14 measures
rii,i filed, netitlons are In cireula-'
tlon for the submission of at least 12i0,.8t far G( all, because the fruit ex
more, making a total of 26 that rj tnition Willamette Valley cherries
remain to be on tho ballot at t he
Tt reibef'orVTn'e'd.sp.ay was probably not
known to be under contemplation by . as large as that of some of the form
people In various parts of the state er fairs.but the arrangement wag mor
who have pet schemes to put through ( artjBtc tne cherries themselves more
It Is certain that there Is at least unlform ,n 8lW( more pleasing and
least one other new county measure attractive t0 the eye rlt.ner ln color,
Aiso moiiy i. neri.r in mm ltv. and greater in
cai option question 10 uri wmi. . i ---
safe to say that the grand total will variety.
not be less than 30. It will go down as the largest at-
rmatllla County has two county dl- tenje(j fair 0f them all because the
vision projects to contend with. Peop- j , t ,th reiation to it was great
le living in the neighborhood of Mi-."1, , . m .
ifoi, In the northeastern Prt of the'er than ever before, and as a con.
county are circulating petitions for sequence the attendance was naturally
the county of Orchard. It Is proposed from every section of the state from
to detach a large slice of terrltory.ln- tne u0rth, the south, the east and the
eluding the prosperous towns of We- we8t
ston, Athena and others, with Milton . ... do aa tne most Drll-
as me cuumy ... .
I0!? ""Vt ITT. Hvk ot MU Zl
and located ln the proposed county of
Orchard, with the aid and consent of
Pendleton, It is said, proposes to cr-
eate the county of Hudson by detach-1
Ing a long narrow strip of territory :
from the northern side of Umat Ilia,
um. leavu.B u ""- "
P(I in U'lIlHl lla lUUllLV. L UUCi lino.
. rreewater would be the county
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OCVU Ul iitmovii . i
New Laws Proposed.
Among other measures for which
petitions are being circulated and
which is certain will be on the ballot
are the following:
A petition for the creation of Unip
qua County out of Lane and' Douglas
The Ashland Normal School bill.
The Weston Normal School bill.
Local self government amendment
giving cities and towns the right to
regulate the liquor traffic within their
own borders subject to the local op
Employes liability bill.
Employes' indemnity commission
and liability bill.
Proportional representation amend
ment by W. S. U'Ken and others.
Amendment to direct primary law
empowering people to elect delegates
to National conventions, select Presld
ential Electors and express their cho
ice for President. Proposed by W. S.
U'Ren, Senator Bourne and others.
Bill creating Board of People's In
spectors of Government. By W. S.
U'Ren and others
Reception to Mrs. Dunsmore
On Thursday afternoon of last week
Mrs. 0. D. Butler gave a reception
for Mrs. H. Chas. Dunsmore, wife of
the pastor of Calvary church.
Mrs. Butler was assisted by sever
al other ladles, while others did the
honors of the tea table. About fifty
lad'.es called during the afternoon
and were introduced to Mrs. Duns
more, who has recently joined he
husband in this place and who was
warmly welcomed both ln the church
and social circles.
f- AVOID QUICKSANDS OF BANKRUPTCY.
r,...i v, o o!i rnnfideneo In the nower of newspaper advertising is ex-
xmiLies ttio nut nuu uj e oiu&io iiw. " " -'
pressed in a forcible manner In the building of the new home of the Enterprise. Your confidence will come
. . . i n.,v,illtv Tho mnfidenra nf the hnvine DUbHc will be es-
witn a year oi cousiaui. emiimjuini ui uooiifci j,uuuv..j, -
tablished In you when you show confidence in your goods, your newspaper and your town. In the live mer-
chant is the germ of prosperity.
OPENS EYES TO VISITORS
CLOSES WITH GREAT FLOURISH
AND GOES DOWN IN HISTORY
OF CITY AS MOST SUCCESSFUL
OF ANNUAL EVENTS.
Salem's cherry fair tills year was
the grea'est event of its kind ever
held In that city. The exhibits were
splendid and the attendance was far
beyond expectation. The attendance
from Polk county was large and many
exhibits from here were made. It wasj
certainly a revelation to ine nuinui-r
' happened to be
' e"u ' '" ? ''''RfPJ ' , , Le
r dur.ng the fair. Hire
al-'th way the C&p'tal Journal sums It
a revelation to the number
i, w 111 go down in history as tne
., , (h ,, because there nave
been a greater number of attractions
and amusements, and they are all
0f a higher and cleaner character.
The decorations, both private and
pu,iiCi have been more in evidence,
mQre bpautlful; and the parade of
the openlng day more dazzling lu its
hoaf ort sulfindor.
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The committees had promised much
land the nublic had expected lnuen
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The committees have fulfilled qyeryj llng has taiten on a good deal of av-
me of their promises, and the public Lodupois since removing to Portland.
. . .... ji ...1 .1 n'hnn . . ... ...... . .i
has nnt heen disaoDolnted. and when
the fair comes to an ena ioiubui.,u"i
can be but one verdict, and that
universal that the committees have
livtd tip t Cue high standard set and
to use their own slogan, that it was:
"Tho best and greatest fair of them
BIG ANNUAL APPLE FAIR
Ar annnnl nnnln show that will
. 1 . .. "i-.
reach big proportions has been (J8 -
.. i j -orrlnnl Tho first
such exhibit will be held In Novem
ber and it Is expected to have the en
tire state represented in a way never
before attempted. The Commercial
Club, business men and hotel men's
association have all entered heartily
Into the project at the Instance of the
Oregon State Horticultural Society,
which proposes to celebrate its quart
er centennial this fall by inaugurating
a big annual apple fair that is expect
ed to grow with each passing year
until It attains proportions where it
will attract national interest.
Elizabeth Scott was born in Wayne
County, Iowa, June" 7, 1855 and de
parted from this life July 7, 1910 at
the age of fifty-five years and one
She crossed the plains with her
parents to Yamhill County, Oregon,
1865. She united with the Christain
Church 1867 under the preaching of
The ciam sinus irom sigm. m
j iilitiii,ijli,itii,4.l4Mt.tiH"HMHI I I f ttf'lHf
She was married to J. L. Flshbai k
April 5. 1874 In Yamhill County. To
this happy union were bora ten child
ren of whom nine aro still living. She
lived a devoted christian life, was a
faithful wife and a true mother.
The funeral services were conduct
ed at the family home on Monmouth
Heights by Elder E. C. Wlgmore of
Eugene. The remains were laid to
reHt In the K. of 1. Cemetery soutn
Town Nsmed Psculisr.
-Name It something peculiar,' was
the .-losing phrase lu a letter we re
ceived from the postolllce deportment
a score of years ago when Imlf s doz
en willies hud beeu suggested and
were nil turned down by the depart
ment fr our Utile town lu Cuss coun
ty. Mo.." suld a lending gralu and
stock limn of that pluce.
'Well, to make h long story short,
we took the word peculiar" and Kent
It back to the poslofflce department.
They approved it. and Peculiar' we
niiuied It. and It bus beeu kuown as
I hut ever since.
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mind how many Jokes people crack u
our expense. The more they talk
u- I,,.... ,1 iriHill toW l HUU uimi i
n Friend of Home
Wheu vmi wain tu buy au article of
uicrcbiinilise buy It of a reputable
home denier that the pr.it may re
...i.. t,. vnrii-h the comiuunlty. Send
your money broad only for what you
inniiut imrcliiise at home. Home tal
ent, hiiine bilmr. home Industry, home
enpital mid home pleasures are things
to be fostered, encouraged and patron
ized. He Advertised at Last.
Here Is. si lesson lu the advertising
ilue from the Mall Order Journal:
There was man In our town who thought
he was wondroua wine.
He swore by all the fabled Bods that he 1
But, alas, he advertised, and thereto
' hangs a tale. . . .
His ad wa net In nonpareil and, headed
J. Hecker of Albany was tn In-
Aana,,r.a r0,,Ha ofternnnn.
' u gat;ering togeth;r 3000 Cot8.
wod bucks for shipment to Denver,
he 8hipment to De made two or three
Wm Ad(ligonj now Gf independence,
0regon ls viewing old familiar scenes
,n Ashland and vicinity, having ar
rived Tuesday. Ashland Tidings.
Gus Sperling is spending a few
A r, tn Ma Mttr Ihio woalr Mr Sner-
It is possible mat tne weiier cli
mate of Portland has had something
to do. with it.
Miss Hazel Lorence of Monmouth
spent Thursday with Miss Grace Wal
lace. Work Begins This Week
J. D. Butcher of Portland arrived in
Independence this week to take
charge of the construction work on
j ine new jiciiii. ui me x au.v " . -
. Telephone at this place. The work
1 ... . . , n nlkirt
the new plant of the Pacific States
will be pushed with all possible
speed. Extensive improvements are
planned for the plant at Monmouth,
as well as for this city. A new toll
line will be built connecting this city
Sunday School 10 A. M., B. Y. P.
U. 7:15 P. M. and preaching services,
11 A. M. and 8 P. M. Tuesday even
ing Bible Study will meet at the hom
of Thomas Ewing. Wednesday evening
prayer meeting at 8. Every one is
cordially invited to all the services.
United Evangelical Church
Preaching service at 11 a. m., but
no service in the evening as the pas
tor will be away. The public is cor
dially invited to attend this service.
Calvary Presbyterian Church
Regular services at Calvary Pres
byterian church next Sunday, the pas
tor preaching at both morning and
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E,ni"T .,: v uimr.
DATEO JULY 17
SPEAKS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT
THE EX GOVERNOR'S FORTH
COMING ADDRESS WILL BE
CROWNING EVENT OF CHAU
TAUQUA SEASON AT ALBANY.
Public Interest Just now centers lu
a remarkable degree upon the com
ing of ex-Governor Joseph W. Folk,
who will make his first appearance
in Western Oregon at the Albany
Chautauqua Assembly next Sunday
afternoon, July 17th, at which time
he w.ll deliver his famous address.
"The Era of Conscience".
Preparations are being made by the
Albany Chautauqua Association, and
by former residents of Missouri, to
make Governor Folk's stay In Albany
pleasant and memorable. Gov. Folk's
address will be given In the large
canvas auditorium of the Chautauqua
Assembly, which Is situated ln beauti
fully shaded grounds within five min
utes' walk of the buisness center of
Special excursion trains will be run.
on the Albaiy-Spr ngfield-Lebanon
branches' of the Southern Pacific to
accomodate the people of that section
of the valley, who desire to hear this
famous public man. The regular train,
on main and west side lines of the
Southern Pacific and on the Corvallis
& Eastern will land people in Albany
in p'euty of time tor the afternoon
address. Reduced rates of one and
one-third fare for the round trip have
been granted from all points south of
Independence and Woodburn and
north of CoittaEe Grove.
I From present indications the Chau
tauqua management at Albany are led
to predict that at least five thousand
people of the central Willamette Vall
ey will gather to hear Gov. Folk
Working for "Oregon Dry"
Another temperate meeting was
held in this city Wednesday night, at
! the Baptist churrto. The meeting was
' held under the patronage of all the
churches of the city and was wen at
! tended. Rev. Mr. Zimmerman, who
made the address of the evening,
proved interesting in his remarks and
held the attention of young and old
alike. His lecture was considerably
assisted with the help of lantern
slides. It may be safely said that the
battle for "Oregon Dry" has opened
in earnest throughout the state.
Former Independence Man Dies
Colonel J. A. Gross died at St. Jo
seph'3 Home in San Francisco Tues
day afternoon, June 21st, after a per
iod of illness and suffering.
The funeral took place at St. Jo
seph's Hospital Friday, June 24th, the
remains being interred alongside of
his late wife in Holy Cross cemetery
Deceased was a native of Germany
and took part in the civil war, being;
'a commissioned officer in the Union,
army. After the war he came to Cal
ifornia then took up his residence at
Independence, Polk county, wiiere he
conducted a hotel buisness for three
I years, and was induced by the rail
'road officials to move to Albany t
itake charge of the railroad depot ho
tel, where he spent twenty years of
his life and then moved to Ashland
where he catered to the traveling
public for ten years, and re
tired from active buisness life, later
on taking up his residence at St. Jo
seph's Home. Mrs. Gross, fchis faith
ful wife passed away three years ago.
Mr, Gross was a natural born cater
er and was a genial and cultured gen
tleman who made friends whereever
he located. Ashland Record.
Miss Mary Clark of Portland, who
has been visiting her parents at Mon-
Thursday with her
i friend, Miss Grace Wallace.