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INDEPENDENCE ENTERPRISE, INDEPENDENCE. OREGON. DECEMBER 30. WO.
INDKI E N I ) K N C K K N T K UIMUS K
HENRY E. BROWNE
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TIME CHANGES CONDITIONS ,
, Again we are reminded by the ap
proaching New Year that time it ft
fleeting by. Mettured by the word
of mankind on earth, the length of
slugle generation, or even aln
le century U but a abort span. But
there are tingle Uvea that are prlv
Ueged to tee greater eventt and
greater progress than are recorded U
a doieu conturlet of the dark aget of
the past. There Is a tendency on the
part of man, and there ha alwaya
been, to look back on the "good old
timet" and wish for a share of life
a It used to be. No doubt the stu
dent of the Thirtieth Century will
look back upon the romance that It
dead Just as we are prone to look
upon the .picturesque events of colon
ial days and the development of the
civilization of Greece and Rome with
a feeling that we lost much by not
living when such significant things
- But If we look at the situation ju
diciously, we are forced to the con
clusion that never in all the history
of this country were greater move
ments under way than those of the
Immediate present. It seems probabl
that the year. 1910 will go in history
as one In which the most vital de
velopments In Oregon have been ac
complished. Not only that, but hu
man relations have this year been
determined. Important controversies
of the classes and masses have, been
practically settled, the rule of spec
al privilege In a political sense is
practically at an end and the recog
nition of righteousness of a square
deal for every man lmpregnably fix
ed in. policies and. in the individual
The man who lives today can
not, say with the dreamer that
"the age of romance is dead." In
stead he should realize that he Is in
the midst of the most dramatic per
iod In the state's history the per
iod In which human rights are to
be defined and preserved as they
never have been before. The man
who shares the activities of today,
in station however humble is a parti
cipant in the significant movements
tjiafc are visable to every thinker.
Tidal waves may wreak havoc up
n a community, and be remembered
for the disaster they have wrought.
They are but local even when great
est. Real work Is done by the tide
itself, which is universal, although
irresistable. Perhaps we dc not all
notice it, but we are living at a
time when it is approaching its max
imum, and it will be well to observe
Its progress and its probable effect.
iiiau lu public life today It doing at
much to destroy the reUn of privi
lege at It Mr. Uoume, He It de
Voting a greater art of bit time and
energy to the rettorttlon cf popu
lar government, aud tome have taid
that he has neglected .hit dutlet In
other retpectt. While hit efforts In
behalf of popular government may
be well placed. It would teem that at
much-energy manifested In Oregou't
needt would be more appreciated.
The Knterprlse It In sympathy
with Mr. Bourne In trying to down
boHtlsm and the obliteration of class
rule, but we feel that hit attention
and efforts could be put to better
service juBt now. Hit all absorbing
desire should be for the Interests of
those whom he Is supposed to rep
resent. HOME INDUSTRY
We owe It to the community in
which we live to do everything e
can that will be to Its advantage.
Our neighbors' prosperity means a
great deal more to us thjtn someone's
who Uvea elsewhere. We should bear
this In mind when buying our nec
essities for the household. We can
afford to pay our home merchant a
firm price for his wares rather than
to send our money away, knowing as
we do, every dollar our citizens
make will help In. sustaining our
schools, churches and public Institu
tions, and on the other hand the mer
chant will help the case by keeping
In stock such goods as the public de
mands. Independence merchants are
cognizant of this fact and are adding
to their respective lines each year.
STAY IN OREGON
There is now and there has been
for a number of years a lot of peo
in Oregon who are looking for a
better location, in which to pursue
the different vocations of life. This
seems to be more general, however,
amone the husbandmen. Many have
sold their interests in the Willam
ette valley, and immigrated to the,
much talked of "cheap land" coun
try in Canada because they could
purchase farm interests cheap. Ag
ents have been busy telling our peo-
pie that .-.the lands are the best on
earth. The writer has time and time
again warned farmers of this valley i
to keep away ifrom Canada' That it's
better to pay- the prices for farms In !
Oregon rather tham go to Canada ev-j
-n though the land there could be
had for- nothing. Now comes the re
art that some who have settled in
the north are dissati8fled; tnat the
winters are eight months long . and (
'ood with which, to provide com-,
fbrt is hard to get and coal is still
harder. Last season the crops were(
a. failure -owing to the lack of water ;
end cattle had to be driven a hundred
miles for water. In fact in the ter-
ritory where so many have gone(
during the past few years there has
teen bo water for man or beast. 1
Keep out of Canada, and if you are
tooking for a good location settle in
the vicinity of Independence.
BOURNE VS. BOSSISM
Senator Bourne, in a sworn state
ment filed with the secretary of the
state, shows that he expended the
sum of $621.30 during the last cam-j
palgn preceding the recent general
election for the purpose of defeating
the Assembly candidates and to aid
in the adoption of the Presidential
Preference Bill. Probably no other
NEWS FROM PARKER
Mrs. Haight had a very bad spell
with her heart a week ago Sunday
and Dr. Staats of Airlie, was called
She was much better at last report.
Several of our young people at
tended the Christmas tree and enter
tainment at Fairview School house
last Thursday evening.
Miss Ethel Lewis finished a three
months' term of school here Friday
and returned to her home in Lewis
ville Saturday. She made many fri
ends while here and all hate to see
It has not vet been decided who
will teach the remaining four months
of school.- '
Clyde Bush's family gave a party
last Friday night. There were about
forty young people present.
The Christmas tree at the Parker
school house was a decided success.
The program was well rendered, and
the house was most beautifully deco
rated for the occasion. In spite of
ie stormy weather a goodly number
was present and all had a good time.
Rev. McCain, Mr. Neal and Mr. Get
ty of Buena Vista, came over to our
Christmas tree Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Haight visited their
daughter at Airlie last Friday.
Ross Chamberlain is spending the
holidays at the home of Gust Fred
rickson. Mr. and Mrs. Jeilesch came up fron
Independence last Sunday to eat a
Christmas dinner at their son's home.
Miss Myrtle Haight and her sister
attended the Masquerade, Ball at
Wells last Friday night.
Fred Wells took Miss Lewis to In
dependence last Saturday.
Fred Wells visited his aunt, Mrs.
Mary Bevens, at American Bottom,
Saturday and attended the Christmas
tree at Buena Vista in the evening.
Fred Fredrickson and Dell Grigs
by were business visitors at Buena
Mrs. onnett was a passenger to
Independence Friday morning. , ,
Asa Haight is plowing for Mr.
The train did not come up Monday
untnl after twelve.
Peter Peterson is doing some slash
ing on his place this week.
Mrs. Ewing, and children returned
home Monday on the noon train.
Rumor has it that Mr. Whlteaker
has sold his farm which he purchased
two years ago from Sam McElum
Elmer Fredrickson, was a Corvallis
visitor last week.
Ross Chamberlain of Corvallis, at
tended the Xmas entertainment ihere
Ajr. tueriuer of Halwiu, lned hi
daughter, Mit. e!etih. Tuetday.
Johnnie Uey went tit McMliin
vlll.t Friday to spend OhrMuiu whli
lilt fclnl.ir Kruiult, . , t-
Sam 'Kuitell went to iHirllitnd mi
Thursday to upend tbu holidays with
Mr. and Mra. Kwlntt and children
went to Independence to spend Xmtt
at the home of Mrs. King't pa re tilt.
Mr. aud Mra. lacey were patten
gert to McMlnnvilIt latt Saturday,
ajid will spend a few daya with their
daughter. Mrt. Hertberd.
Jainet Davidson aud wife and baby
of Portland, ram up Sunday morn
lug In time to eat Christmas dinner
with relatlvet. They will remain
during Christ inns week.
Johnnie Laeey returned home on
John Ward came up from Indepen
dence Vrlday and took home a big
load of baled hay.
Mini Nellie Fredrickson wat a gu
est at Fred Fredrlckson't luet Fri
day. Nellie and Elmer Fredrickson vis
Ited at the home of Fred fredrickson
Rev. McCain preached here latt
Mra. Lacey and ton were shopping
In Independence latt Friday.
We understand that Mr. Jel letch
bought a new organ In Portland the
other day and gave It to the little
girla for ChrlBtmaa.
Mr. Mode of Suver, visited In Par
ker Sunday. ,
Dell Grigsby and Fred Wells at
tended the basket social at Fairvi
ew last week.
There Is to be a basket social at
Buena Vista next Friday.
Look out for wedding bella they
will soon be ringing.
HERE ARE A FEW
GOODS WE WAN!
To Close Oat
24 all wool undershirts $1.00 each
Sale price 50 cents
5 fancy cotton undergarments $2.00
each, Sale Price 50 cents
4 wool ribbed undershirts $1.25
Each 50 cents.
The prices are all far below cost but
we want to close them out and if you
can use them it will be a big saving
to you. Yours truly,
O. A. KREAMER
"Handtome It that Handtomo d'oet," It an old Baying trite, but true, be
came beauty being only tkln deep doet not alwaya sink at far at th
heart." The tame appllet to Drufl 8tore goodt ra are good and torn
merely look good. Tho quality of everything we toll la as near partes
tion at can be. We tell everything to bo found In a Jflrtt-clatt Drug
Storo and wa guarantee the clast and grade. Quality eontldered our
pricea are low. There It economy In buying from us, at our goodt
art the wear-well tort.
Here you will find many valuable pretenta, for the Holldayt. Come
In and let us show them to you.
Kirkland's Drug Store I
Co Our friends and Patrons
We will improve this opportunity of thanking our friends
and patrons for the liberal patronage that has been given
this establishment during the past year. To us it has been
a busy one as well as a profitable one. We have endeavor
ed to merit your support in various-ways and our increased
trade is evidence that this effort has been made with a de
gree of success.
For the next ten days we will be busy taking inventory,
but not too busy to supply your wants in our line. Next
year we will make a greater effort to meet the demands of
our patrons and the general public, and solicit a contin
nuace of your patronage.
Wishing you all the compliments of the season we re
main Yours for business,
CONKEY, WALKER & LEHMAN