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INDEPENDENCE, OREQON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 110.
A JOLLY TIME
MASONIC ORDERS HOLD JOINT IN
. 8TALLATION TUESDAY
BANQUET FOLLOWS SERVICE
Member of the Eastern Star ndj the
Masonic Lodgo Give Pleasant
Banquet After Work.
Ono of the moat pleasing events
of tl.o season 'n" tho Jolnnl ,nBl111'
Intton of the offlcers-elect of Aduh
Chapter. Order of The KaBtem Star.
' and Lyon LodKe, No. 29. A. F. and A.
M.. UUh took place In the Masonic
Temple on the evening of Bt. John's
day December 27th. The following
officer, of Adah Chapter were In
stalled: Worthy Matron Mm. C. w.
n.,i..r. Worthy patrou, M. Kirk-
land; Associate Worthy Matron, Mra.
P. M. Klrkland; Conductresa, Mrs.
W II Campbell; Ruth. Mra J. C
Morrison; Martha. Mra. Fluke; Es
ther, Mr.. E. E. Ullterbrand; Elec
ta. Mm. C. W. Pervlne; Sentinel. C.
W Butler; Organist, Mr.. J. R. Rich
ardson; Warder, Mrs. H. MattUon;
Secretary, Mrs. O. D. Butler; Mar
hall. Mra. J. E. Hubbard; Chap
lin Mr.. Sarah Irvnle. and Treasur
er. Mr.. Mix. Mr.. Carrie Hubbard
acted a. Grand Marshall and Mrs.
O. D. Puttier acted a. the Installnlg
i i.,..illne the offlcers-elect in
Lyon Lodge, Dr. O. D. Butler acted a.
Grand Marshall, and Past-Master P.
m ir l -1. I h A a a 1 11 alt alilne officer. The
jji. rv.ii msiiu - -
following were installed as offic
er, for the ensuing year: H. Chas.
Dunsmore. Worshipful Master; H
MattlHon, Senlof Warden; K. C. El
drldge, Junior Warden; 11. W. Dick
inson, Senior Deacon: M. C. Williams
Junior Deacon; J. W. Klrkland, Sen
ior Steward; John Dickinson, Junior
Steward; H. Hlrschberg, Treasurer;
C. W. Irvine, Secretary; and George
After the installation exerclces the
members of the lodges together
with the guests and visitors present,
repaired to the banquet hall where
all did ample justice to the elaborate
mread that was served. . The rest
of the evening was spent In games
. nn,h in.lirea are In a prosperou
n,iitinn and look forward hopefully
for a highly successful year under
the leadership of the new orncers.
GRIM REAPER CALLS PIONEER
Mr. John Meeker Dies at the Odd
Fellows' Home In. Walla Wal
Mra. Mary Huntley received a te
ograin Christinas morulas; announcing;
the death t her father, Mr, John V.
Meeker, wh'rb occurred at Walla
Walla. Wash., on December 2. 1910.
Mr. Meeker was a resident of this
vlc 'ilty for iimny ypar. and was well
and favorably known.
He wa. pioneer of I'uget Round
country and was the first hop grow
er of the Pacific coast, carrying the
roots on his Lark from Fort SHI
man where they arrived by steamer
from the Puyallup Valley In the ea
Mr. Meeker died at the Odd Fel
lows' home In which order he stood
very high, lie wus one of the oldest
members, having been Identified In
that order for 67 years. He was a
Past Grand Master, Past Grand Pa
trlarch and Past Grand represents
tlve. and served as Representauv
to the Grand Lodge held at Provl
deuce, Rhode Island, In 18S3, at Co
lumbus, Ohio. In 1889 and at Tope
ka, Kansas, In 1890.
He leaves one brother. Ezra, Mee
ker, who with ox team and prairie
schooner, biased the trail called the
"Old Oregon trail."
The following children are left to
mourn his loss: Mrs. Harriet Donna
and Mrs. Francis Bean of Tacoma,
WINTER SHORT COURSE
OPEN NEXT WEEK
BELL IS ARDENT SUPPORTER
Rev. Dr. Bell Tells of the Many Ad
vantages to, Be Derived From ,
CHRISTMAS IS QUIET DAT
Santa Clause Comes to Many Homes
In TMs City With the Uaual
Christmas, with all Its Joys
and glad tldliiga, Is an event of the
past, The occasion parsed off very
qulet'y In Independence this year,
and nothing out of the ordinary oc
curred. The several churches In
the city held Chrlstmns entertain-
,n..,ita mnii nn Chr'atmiia ftn till
With 'of Christ was the topic of die-Talk Over Street Improvement,
CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTS TWO SA
RECORDER TO ISSOE. LICENSE
Dr. J. R. N, HII, pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Corvallls. and
at one time editor of the Enterprise,
ftiade u. a pleasant call while In the
Dr. Bell is an enthusiastic advocate
of Hie Corvallls College and his visit
here Monday was In the Interest of
that educational Institution. He says
thnt the farniors ought to Improve
the opportunity to attend the winter
short course at the Oregon Agncuitur
si College, which begins January 3
and continues six weeks. The cour
ses are open to any person 16 years
of age or more. Tuition is free and
there are no entrance examinations
required. An entrance fee of 11.00
is collected upon enrollment and
. . n 1 1 ta cliani'pit In inula of the
Wash.. I. P., Meeker of Santa Rosa, laboratory courses to cover cost of
California, Mra. Maggie Femandeg TOaterJa but jn anr event the expen-
t" . I .. .1 . .1 lira Wollar'a 1 1 M Tl t - ... . . LA
Be Is small ana me nenems w v
derived from this winter course will
by far exceed the nominal expense re
of Portland, and - Mr.. Wallace Hunt
ley of this city.
TRAIN KILL8 TWO COLTS
Tramps are the Cause of Mr, Burton'
course In some of the churches.
Saturday was an exceptionally busy
busy day for the merchant., but or
Christmas day everything was quiet
and peaceful In the vicinity of this
prosperous city. The usual family re
union and Christmas dinner was In
evidence, and many homes bad fam
ily Christmas irees for the enjoy
ment of the little ones.
The climatic conditions could not
have been better or more favorable
for such an occasion and this added
to the pleasures long held In antici
pation by old and young. Taking
everything Into consideration the
Christmas occasion of 1910 was about
an average one In this city and was
attended with as much of the true
struct the Recorder to Issue
Two Licenses and Adjourn.
At a special meeting of the com
mon council held in the council chain--bers
Wednesday evening the folios
lng officers responded to roll call:
Messrs. Mooro, Hubbard, Eldrldga,
Mix. Bohannon and Williams. May
or Hoffman was In the chair and cal
led the meeting to order.
The matter of opening a street
from Seventh to Tenth . street and
putting In a bridge between these
two streets "was introduced,' but bo
action in this direction will be takes
until the next regular meeting.
The arc light at Second and D.
Christmas spirit as any ever known i streets was ordered moved to the
In the history of Independence. Not
withstanding the fact .that a cry has
gone out quite generally In the Pa
cific Northwest thaf times are hard.
It was apparently not felt In Indepen
dence. Our citizens spent a great
deal of money for present and the
intersection of Second and E. streets.
more particularly for the convenience
of patrons of the Independence and
The saloon buildings owned by J. K
Cooper and Walker and Whitney haw
been constructed in compliance with
ONE FOR FATHER
I think it Is time
To be writing a rhyme
Extolling the virtues of Dad.
It's gone far enough, . , , , ,
And sure does seem rough
To think of the snubs he has had
We write much of mother
And tell how we love her,
We offer our hearts to her shrine,
; We praise her ornately v
She takes it sedately
Hereafter Its) father tor mine.
, Of course I'll admit,
She deserves quite a bit
Of love and affection, no doubt;
I always have said it,
She gets all the credit,
But Father's most always left out.
Who does all the plugging, ,
' While maw gets the hugging?
Who tolls in good weather and bad!
Whose arms bear the hurden,
Who scarce gets a word in?
You bet your sweet life it is Dad.
How long he has waited,
vnr nrfltsn belated.
Let's . make his poor starved heart
And while we are about it.
Let's stand up and shout it;
Three ripping hot cheers for old dad
Mr unit Mra
Daisy Dougherty and Miss . Werd
ermani of Portland, visited with Mr.
and Mrs. P. M. Klrkland over Sunday.
Monday evening J. H. Burton bus
tained rather a serious loss as a re
suit of carelessness of tramps.
He had been keeping the animals
In a pasture near the city, and it
was at this place where they met a
sudden death, ft is presumed that a
trninn went into the barn on his
nlace that evening to sleep, and In
going through the gate left It open
The colts went out of the yard and o
ho milr.iail track where they were
run down by a freight train and kill
ed.. One of the animal's head was
completely severed from. Its body and
the back of the other was oroKen.
HOME TEAM IS VICTORIOUS
quired. Board and rooms can be ob
tained very reasonable.
More than 600 people were bene
fitted by the short course last rear
fit the O, A. C. and at present the
college Is equipped to accommodat
double that number. Then why not
avail yourself of the accumulated
knowledge and experience of met
who are experts In the lines of bus!
ness In which you are engaged.
merchants enJo-ed ; a good holiday the ordinance regulating saloons an
trade. Everything; pertaining to theiWera accepted by the council. The
Christmas occasion gave evidence of I recorder was also instructed, to ls-
PROPOSE BOARD OF CONTROL
Local Foot Ball Team Defeats
Portland Team With Ease.
In last week's issue of the En
terprise the sporting editor predicted
that the local team would have a
difficult task to defeat the Wabash
team from Portland, and this seemed
h the eeneral opinion, but the
lame played in this city last Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Collins Celebrat
The First Anniversary of
The first anniversary of their marrl
age was held at the home of Mr. am
Mrs. Roy Collins on Fourth street on
Monday evening, December 26, 1910
There were present, Rev. Dr. Duns
more, who performed the ceremony a
oy. Mm nnnsmore. ur. auu
J BU ' " " .
Mrs. O. D. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. J
R finllins. Mr. and Mrs. J. m. hu
lird, and the Misses Minnie, Bertha
Eva and Cecil Collins and Cora Blan-
chard. A beautiful Christmas tre
brightly Illuminated with candles and
loaded with gifts, which were distrib
uted to the guests present.
Mr nn Mrs. Rnv Collins received
State Institutions to be
der New Body.
ut , t,n lr.nl nnrl tha Portland
UCIWOCU' tuo - -
..! unirAro nriWerf to be the manv useful and valuable presents.
easiest of the season and was a com- Dinner was served to which ample
plete walk-over of the visitors, who justice was done by the appreciative
were scarcely in the game. - guests, ana me eveu wa v
The game started with vvaDaBn with music ana social luieiwmoo.
kicking off to Independence, and in
the first five minutes of playing n,m
Mr. and Mrs. Collins are among ou
mnflt nnm liar voun? Deople. and Mr
Tm0 noueherty.l, Portland and we look for a fast game,
s the Club team nas iam ciaiui w
the amateur championship of Port
land. We were unable to . get the
line-up of the visiting team.
the firm of Conkey, Walker. & Le
hman. Their many friends unite in
wishing them many happy returns o
the auspicious occasion, and In wish
lne them enlarged and increased
prosperity and happiness as the year
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merick went across the line for a Collins holds a responsible position in
touch-down, and Captain, Pomeroy sue
ceeded in kicking a goal. ,
At nn time during; the game was
the local's goal In danger. Emmerlck
for Independence was the star as he
succeeded in getting three out of five
touch-downs. Walker and Pomeroy
both scored for their team. No sen
sational plays were pulled off In the
first half, but In the second
period Independence worked -the for
ward pass with great skill, making in
all about forty-five yards. . The II
nal score was' 29 to 0.
The local squad has had but little
practice this seasoni and the - victory
Sunday was a surprise to all. They
have a game scheduled for next Sun-
thn MeTAUBhHn Club or
Salem. Legislation tending toward
the establishment of a board of co
trol for all of the state Institutions
will be asked for of the coming legis
lature, If plans do not go estray.
There seems to be a strong leaning
lu that direction by many members of
the next legislature, and this feel
ing is bei'ng seconded by many who
have had ample opportunity to be
come familiar with the conditions and
needs of the state institutions.
Owing to numerous changes that
have been made in locations and the
Immense amount of building " that
has been done at the various institu
tions, In many instances the admin
istration of affairs at these various
schools, hospitals and reformatories
has In a way undergone a form of re
organization and it is strongly urg
ed that iti Is necessary for the present
heads of departments to remain much
as they are at present.
sue licenses to the applicants at the
The question of paving the street
In this city was introduced and an
article from the Dallas Observer was
read relative to the, paving that has
been accomplished In Woodburn and
the results. From the discussions It
is learned that the council is in fa
vor of a hard surface pavement.
The annual meeting of the councS
will be held Monday evening, at the
council chambers, and at this meet
ing the election) of a city marshal
and a city treasurer will be hew.
The next regular business meeting
will occur the following Wednesday
EX-SENATOR BOOTH IS
CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Head of Big Lumber Company Alleg
ed to Have Paid Relatives'
to Take Up Land.
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
OF INDEPENDENCE CHAPTER
The following officers for the en
suing year, for Independence Chap
ter No. 25, Royal Arch Masons, wer
elected and Installed last Fridaj
evening, Dr. Dunsmore as High Pri
est acting as installing officer. Dr
O. D. Butler, High Priest; Johi
Dickinson, King; Jerome Dornslfe
Scribe; Clare Irvine, Secretary; H
Hlrschberg, Treasurer; C. W. Butler
Captain of the Host; and George Kur
HOPS ARE GOING HIGHER
Condlton of the Hop Market Seems
Conditions of the hop market are
said to be improving a little at the
present time and there is accompan
ied with the increased price consider
aBle Joy on the part of the growers
The market has been comparatively
low this season and these conditions
in hop sections create a lull. If the
remainder of tha 1910 crop could be
sold at 15 cents there would be a pot
lcable Improvement In business
Hop men tell us there s every re-
will prevail next season. Owing to 'daughter of Stephen. Larowe. said sua
the low prices this year it Is said a saw the papers', containing the ques
few growers will plow up the yards Hons which her mother was to aa
.n tt to ihVuKtninn r.t nnmo t-filiahifi swer in making final proof. The
hop men that the acreage will be less questions were already answered
wnen the papers were receivea. one
thought It strange; and when she
asked her mother about it, she said
ehe was told that Mr. Booth had sent
Lucv Larowe. who also took UD &
The Morning Oregonian a few days
ago published the following:
That Robert A. Booth, manager ot
the Booth Kelley Lumber Company,
paid four relatives $100 each to take
Up land for bAm under the timber and
stone act and besfdes this paid their
expenses amounting to $1649.04, was
the testimony before Geo. A. BrodL
commissioner of the general land of- .
The proceedings are beihg conduct
ed in the grand jury room of the fed
eral building; in an effort to cancel
tha patent to 980 acres of timber land
five miles south of Saginaw, Oregon,
the deeds now. being held by the
corporation or its stdckholders.
Edward Jordan, Stephen Larowe,
Alice Larowe and Ethel Larowe were
the persons who took up the claiins
proving up early in 1902. Mrs. Myrtl
S. Appleton, of Lewiston, Idaho, step-
during the season of 1911
WANT A NEW TOWN
TMarw A- Pronhisen nrw clearing a
J w - - - - - 1 i AJULJ A-X iu HC, n uu aiou tisun.
large tract of land near the railroad j claim, said that she made two deeds
crossing and we are toia mat iney io cooin. f or me iirsi sue recoi
nHii ooii it nff in lots Rvidentlv a ed S100. The second was madi' la
tnwr. at MrNirv'n Oossinar is antl-: December. 1907. at the time of he
clpated in the future.
I land fraud agfttation.