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HENRY . BROWNE, Pubhih.r.
Dvotd to th interests of Indepondonco and Vicinity.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.60 Per Annum
INDEPENDENCE, ORECON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1910.
LEVY BIG TAX
PATRONS Of INDEPENDENCE
COMING YEAR WILL REVEAL
MUCH GREATER PROGHtss in
SCHOOL AND CIVIC DEVELOP
MENT THAN EVER BEFORE.
A school meet Ilia wan held 111 the
public school building lam Friday ov
t'liuig fur tho purposo of determining
tho best means of providing funds to
meet tho current expenses of the
schools. It l apparent that t''
ehool expense will bo considerably
higher during tho coming year than
It him been In I ho pant by reason of
tho new high school which has Juust
been completed, and to meet thin tho
tho board of director called together
a goodly number of tho school pat
rona to discuss the matter. In ad
dlt'on to the extra expense Incurrei
by reason of tho high acnooi, u is
learned that tho teachera of the pub
lie school are receiving a larger sal
ary this year than they did last, and
putting tho two together It seemed
necessary to levy a special tax, and
the board of directors recommendei
that a five mill tax be levied, bellev
ing that the same would be sufflcien
to meet all required payments durlnj
he fiscal year. When the tax ques
tion was put to vote the five mil
tax was levied unanimously. This Is
certainly a commendable act on tho
part of the patrons, and goes t
show that there is a greut Interest j
In schools in this city.
A report of the clerk wag read
Knights of Pythl.s Event
Homer Lodge No. .", at Its regular
meeting held lat Monday eveiiili" .
had work In tho first and third rank,
and the Interesting feature of the oc
eanic was a ittrie aitcniU,no of
members and visitors. Atuoisrf those
preset t from other lodres were L. It.
Btensuii, K. T. Wright man and (J. K.
Skeel of Salt-til, II. Hut tier. Fred
C'mwley, Archie Krelis, Wui. Stafford
F. K. Smith. J. K. ftobertson, J. II.
Flnwer and M. W. Walker of Falls
City, aud H. K. Browne of Sllvertou
After the Initiatory work tho local
lod- served lunch. To tho writer,
wlu has visited several lodges In the
st.iio, it was tho most pleasant occa
sion of a similar nature that we hale
ever attended. Tho Independence
lodge Is certainly up-to-date.
1 MAY PAVE
A FAST GAME
SMALL POX AT SILVERTON
West 8alm Growing
West Salem, says the Statesman,
Is ou tho boom. The company own
ing the chair factory over there Is
preparing to engage extensively in
the manufacture of doors, windows,
They are Increasing their pow-
it plant, putting In large new boilers
and engines, and they will be pre
pared to furnish electric lights to the
people of Salem's Polk couity sub
urb, if. Indeed, they may not 'be
doors of Salem lt-
WARREN CONSTRUCTION COM
PANY OF PORTLAND NEGO
TIATES WITH CITY.
Main Street, Monmouth Street, and
C. Street Will Probably Under
go Permanent Improvement
During the Summer.
Four Victims Have Fallen From th
Disease and Others are Dan
The writer's former home. Silver
ton, is lu tin; grasp of that dreaded
dUtHH. smallpox, and at the pres
tocking at the
self, to get into the game, at least an(J tne wnoe town ls becoming en-
Mr. Felts, a representative of the
Warren Construction Company
Portland, has been In tho city several
days Interesting our business men
in the matter of pavement. We are
pleased to state that the business in
terests of the city are considerably
enthused over the matter and every
thing points to success In the under
They propose to pave Main street
from' the water works plant to the
Main street steel bridge. C. street
from Main street to the City Park
IS UIW u,0iJ laaxis ninoujuoiv pus
to the west steel bridge. Petitions
have been circulated and generously
signed by abutting property owners,
A very fan game of basket ball
was played at the Auditor! inn Sa'ur
day evo:ilng between tho Muiiinoiitii
Athletic Club and the Independent
Hih School team. The team work
was good on the part of tho Athletic
Club and tho Hlsh School did some
good playing, but were decidedly un
fortunate In 'shooting baskets.
The local team did not anticipate ' ent wr ting fjur victims have parsed
that they would bo called upon to to their reward beyond. The dls-ni'-ef
the Athletic Club, it was un- ease started In the homo of S. S.
drr.itood that tho IIIk'i School team Heir. A few days as;o Ms parents
aC .Monmouth was to meet them on 'came from the east to spend the wln
Ihe home floor and advertisements ter. Mrs. Kerr, Sr., was take:i sick
were Issued to that effect, but when a f,;w- hours subquent to their arriv
the game was called they were ron-!aj and died suddenly. Mr. Herr soon
fronted with old and experienced followed and later . the young Mr.
players. They did not take "back wv n,.rr and wifo were taken sick and
0 ter," however, but met the opposition died, the latter having passed away
bravely and took uereat as tney 'ix- Sunday. Others are sick from the
pected. disease and tho whole town ia
for power purposes.
thused over the prospects of good
The people of West Salem are Just -treet.
waklng up to the fact that they tiave probably at no previous time have
a live wire In their midst. tno streets been In as bad condition
as they are at the present time on
v account of the sewer wort that has
Old settlers of Oregon tell us that been accomplished during the summe
this Is an exceptionally mild .winter, and now la a good time to begin per- mibbci cueviw or in.a c.iy, u.
a d mll be There has hardly manent improvement. The sewer Jreturaed to Polk county after a .t.y
Seen a freeze In the valley during in and there will be no additional .Of two years In San Francisco M
been a freezein me i J tpr vlsit)n wltb their children In In-,
It Is understood that sev-
The Auto Stage between here and exposed to smallpox and it Is feared
McXary'g Crossing, intended to make that the result will be even more se
a quick route between Independence, rlous than It has been,
and Salem by way of the Salem and)
Dallas Railway, has proven such a
success so far that Long & Campbell
have decided to make It a perman
ent thing and hereafter persons de
siring to go to Salem and East side
points by rail can make close con
nection with trains on the above
W. C. T. U. to Observe Peace Day
The ladles of the W. C. T. U., at
their meeting, arranged the program
for "Peace Day". This ls a very
Important occasion, the subject of
Universal Peace" that Is so widely
mentioned line. The distance between dl8CUS8eti wIn prove a most Interest-
Independence ana saiem can -De
made In 40 minutes and the fare by
Auto Stage and train amounts to 70
tho winter. House plants are seeneime oi iiiu8 uy me
on the front porches In this city and: the future.
flowers are In bloom in some places., A year ago this same company
showing the expense of running the Different than most parts of Uncle submltteda plan to pave one Of
Sam's territory. Wisconsin people the streets In Woodburn and after no
are shivering around the stoves and! little hesitation the council decided
mother earth is covered with. snow, i to do the work under the same terms
Hut If people want to live in such! that have been proposed to the clti
a country and suffer such frigid con-zens of Independence.Instead of pav
ing portion of the arrangement, which
Is taking precedent of the Red Let-,
ter days to follow. '
Delegates from Falls City, Dallas
and Mdn mouth are invited, as well
as the united congregations of Inde-
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. McDevitt, par-, pendence. There will be special mu-
enta of Mrs. Geo. Conkey and the Thf, natform la tn h nreunied
Misses McDevitt of this city, have bv ia(iisa mofit unlou nart nf the
arrangement, as well as lady ushers
also. -- , .
Everybody welcome. Admission
j dependence, they will return to their free To be ne,d ,n tne Presbyter.
old home In Dallas to take up the.r ,an churcn next Sunday at 2:30 p. m.
public school 'for tbo past year, which
ls as follows: Teachers and Janitor,
$5685; Incidental expenses, school
supplies and repairs, $268.85; Insur
ance, $194.50; paid on wood during
the year, $85.00; interest on bonds,
$650. Total, $6883.35. Received irom
five mill tax, from county treasurer,
$8444.15; from tuition, $157.50. Total
received $8601 65, or a surplus of
We have no outstanding warrants
and the .cash on hand at present Is
$1785.40. The salaries of teachers are
$115 per month more now than last
year. On nine months is $1035.00
for the school year. Interest on
bonds will be increased $750. Ex
pense for fuel will be increased as
$85.00 has been paid at this time.
A Janitor for tho high school will, at
$26.00 per month, add to the expense
J234 Incidental expenses will also
be increased as water and other ex
penses will be incurred at the high
school. The amount of taxable prop
erty last year was $9923.80.
After a careful consideration of all
these changes your board of directors
recommend ' that a tax of five mills
be levied and believe that it will
produce the required funds. : .
The high school report reads as
follows: Received from sale of bonds
and accrued interest, $15,180.15.
Paid for high school grounds,
$1350; paid on building, $10,500; paid
on architect services, $273; paid on
iaterest on bonas, $375; paid city for
exist there, that's their
Mr. "and . Mrs. J. O. Mcintosh ar
rived in the city Friday and will
reside with the bride's parents dur
ing tho winter. They were married
at Salem a week ago instead of at
Portland last week as mentioned in
the papers, but it was not until last
week that the announcement was
made, and as it came from Portland,
friends of the riewlyweds supposed
that they were married there.
By mistake a piece of old, plate
matter was run on the inside of our
issue last week. In our rush to get
the paper out on time it was not
noticed. We were handicapped last
week on account of having to lose
our heln lust at the critical time
of the week. We will have the bet
ter half of the staff here soon, how
ever,' and mistakes will be less tre-quent.
H. Laliberty, a recent arrival in
Independence, called our attention
this week to a fruit tree at the home
sewer pipe, $62.98; paid for work on0f W. Huntley near the city. This
cement walks,$124.40; paid for school' tree contains fully twenty bushels of
furniture, $493.76; for work on sew- apples, and it bears evidence of fall
era drains .'gravel, etc.. $144.65. The. rather than mid-winter. Mr. Laliber-
ing one street, Woodburn has'decided
to pave three and the result has been
very satisfactory. So much so that
they are now discussing the matter
of more permanent street , improve
ment. . Independence certainly ought
to take advantage of this valuable op
portunlty to get good streets, and we
beliwe she will. There has already
been enough money spent on our
streets to make such improvements
as are now in contemplation and
yet we have no streets. Such develop
ments add wonderfully to the valua
tion of propertyand every. dollar ex-
pended in this direction is well plac
ed. It is A good advertisement for
the cityand one of the things that
wi'l increase the population as mucl
as anything that can be obtained.
Adah Chapter, No. 34, Eastern Star,
elected the following officers at the
regular meeting Tuesday evening:
W. M. Mrs. Ella Butler; W. P., P.
M. Kirkland; A. M.
land; Sec, Mrs.
Treas., Mrs. Flora
Nellie McLeod ; A.
CHURCH OF CHRIST NEWS
total expended. $13,323.79. Cash on
hand, $1856. 36.
The school work In the city
is progressing very satisfactorily and.
everything points to an increase in
this respect in future years. Good
schools, as good streets, are the best
advertising mediums that a city can
obtain, and when we secure both
there is every reason to believe that
Independence will grow faster than
Oregon, as everyone . knows, is
growing rapidly. It seems as if our
city has met with the same amount
of development that other towns un
der similar circumstances have, but
from this on look for different con
ditions. There is a spirit of progress
overtaking the indolent and the suc
cess of Independence is assured.
ty, like the writer, has been living in
a country, where such a phenomena I
unknown, and it naturally looks good
to him. '
Christmas in summertime is an
unusual occurrence, even in Oregon,
bui such are the conditions at the
present time and if the climatic con
ditions continue in this manner a few
weok's longer the season of 1910 will
go down in history as one of the
mildest In the country's history.
Christmas exercises will be held in
the M. E. church Saturday, Christ
mas Eve. The little ones and the old
er members of the souleyt anticipate
a good time.
NO REASON FOR ALARM
It is ft serious mistake to suppose
that the effect of prosperity or depres
sion in the manufacturing industry
is limited to those employed in mills
and to their employers or even to the
communities and states where such
manufacturies are located. The man
ufacturing communities in this conn-
trynre wholly dependent upon the
agricultural regions for their food,
and when crops fail, or when prices of
farm products go higher or lower, the
whole country is affected. ' This, sea
son the farmers, the hop growers, and
all interests in husbandry are com
paratively fortunate, and we can see
no reoson for alarm regarding the fi
nancial condition of Oregon.
Hon. J. S. Cooper, of Independence,
left this week for Los Angeles, where
he will remain until after the holi
days. Mrs. Cooper has been in Los
Angeles for several months and is
slowly recovering from the effects of
injuries received by a fall down the
elevator shaft in the Imperial Hotel
in Portland early last Summer. She
will probably remain in Southern Cal
ifornia until Spring. Polk County Observer.
Hon. Geo. 'Miller of Baker City is
visiting at the Chas-. E. Hicks home.
We hereby call every one's atten
tion to our services next Lord's day.
The morning subject -will be"Terms
Mrs. Helen Kirk- , of Salvation for Christians," and the
Ardella Butler; evening, "The Law and the Gospel"
Mix; Con., ftfrs. a chart sermon. If anyone believes
Con., Miss Kate we are under the Mosiac law, or
hae a Sabbath day to observe, come
j and hear this sermon. Listen, come
one come alI;Dressed In silk or ov
erall. H. Campbell Clark, Minister.
Lee Willard, who has appeared in
. the Independence Opera House up-
Fal'ls City has abolished the cus-on severai dlfferent occasions, paid
torn of saloon "treating" within the' & v,slt yt Mr willard is
bounds of its city limits. on hijJ way t0 California, riding on
The city council of that place has horse back fQI. the benefit of his
passed - anx anti-treating ordinance; halth He expects to be absent most
and has limited the number of sa-kf the wlnter Next summer he will
loons to two. There were fourteen return to tne vaiiey and organize an
applications made for the two licens-1 other company and wiu probably play
es, and some nifty political wire-pull-1. thi it
WOULD ABOLISH TREATING
Ing was exercised and pressure
brought to bear on members of the
council for preference in the mat
ter of license, but for twelve of the
applicants the work was without re
It is not however, the limiting of
the saloons to two that has - caused
the greatest sensation in Falls City,
but "the passage of the anti-treating
ordinance, which was passed coinci-j
dentally with the limiting of the num-
ber of saloons. ,The men who fought,
so hard to get the licenses discov-i
ered to their dismay that their victo-
i-ir had liirnpfl tn nsripa mr if no I
treating Is allowed the receipts of "J"""" p"u"-a l" r "
the booze business drops 75 per cent. ' ,Thf single tax question has been se-
lecea una uom its pruuu-ueuwe
throughout the state and county
should receive considerable attention
Independence High School Notes
Mr. McCIarin, the architect of the
new High School, presented the High
School with a beautiful new 9x16 flag,
.and the teachers and pupils unani
mously Join in extending to him a
Vote of thanks."
"The debating work is being organ
ized and Independence will be repre
sented in the Polk County High
School League by two excellent
learns. From the interest shown in
the work and the excellent beginning
The "good fellows" of Falls City are.
disgusted, but the more frngal citl-
zens are said to be secretly elated
for they can now walk in at any time
and take a swallow of tonsil varnish
without running the risk of being
forced to invite someone who may be
hovering around the free lunch counter.
Sad News Received
J. G. Mcintosh received the sad
news of the death of his sister, Mrs.
Howard McQuigg of Winchester
Springs, Ontario,. Canada. This is the
first break in the circle of a family
of eleven children, nine of whom
were boys. We wish to extend to
Mr. Mcintosh our heartfelt sympathy
in his bereavement, he having so re
cently passed through a severe affliction.
from the voters of the county, s7
A current events class hag been
organized in which the leading events
of the day will be discussed and sev
eral of tha leading: papers and mag
azines of national importance will be
read and discussed so as to interest
the High School pupils in the cur
rent literature of today. ,
Banks on Sure Thing Now
"I'll never be without Dr. Kinir-s
New Life Pills again," writes A. -Shingeck,
647 Elm St., Buffalo N v'
They cured me of chronic constlna-
tion when ail others failed." TTn-
equaled for Biliousness, Jaundice In.
digestion Headache, Chills, Malaria
ajid Debility. 25c at all drugEist
George Kennedy of Salem was in
the city Monday.